I am a true makeup junkie so much so that if I want a particular shade of red lipstick. I will end up buying 10 different reds till the time I finally find my Holy Grail red lipstick. Same goes to makeup brushes, I have brushes in sets and some singles from Coastal Scents, Real techniques, Faces, Wet n Wild etc. They are nice and good to work with when I am doing my makeup at home. But the moment I pack my bag for travelling, I hate carrying 10 different brush for contouring, highlighting and setting my loose powder. I was waiting for a multipurpose brush that would actually save my time, money and luggage space and does the job for me. When Anamika launched her Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush my hands were itching to get it and I couldn’t resist adding this to my cart.
This Cheek ,contour & Powder brush has been launched by popular blogger Anamika from WISESHE. Anamika always felt the dearth of good quality brushes at affordable price in India. This is her first brush which is designed in a way that it fulfils number of requirements of the pretty girls /ladies without breaking the bank.
Price- Rs. 700 available on amazon.in at a discounted price of Rs. 600 here
Packaging- The brush comes in a chic, slender box which itself is very sturdy and protects the brush from any outside damages and dust. The velvet cushion which is inside the box, besides looking sophisticated and sexy, provides more protection to the brush and makes sure that the bristles don’t take any hit even while travelling.
My Experience with Wiseshe Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush-
As soon as I received this brush the first thing I noticed is the unique packaging. I have never seen a brush before like that. It was sleek, slender and so light-weight. It came in a sleek black box with the velvet cushion inside. The next thing that attracted me the most is that it was super soft. It is as soft as a baby’s bum inspite of being made of synthetic hair. I loved how it felt on my face. I simply couldn’t stop running it across my skin. I tried contouring, applying blush, highlighting and setting loose powder with this brush. It makes the job so much easier. Not kidding! If I was to rate this product it would be 11/10 because I am still in shock that I finally found that multi purpose brush that I was looking for. This brush is all you need while travelling. It picks up the right amount of product and blends like a dream. It doesn’t feel pokey or scratchy. I washed it as soon as I got it and it dried within 3hrs which is amazing. Usually, my brushes take one day to dry. I cannot stop using this brush from the time I got it in my hands. This is such a great brush with an affordable price tag. I am really looking forward to more makeup brushes from Wiseshe. You have really raised the bar for the Indian market. Infact, I can point out at brands and tell them if you want to make good quality brushes please learn from Wiseshe by ANAMIKA.
Soft as a baby’s bum
Works as a multipurpose brush
Easy to wash
Dries very fast
Branding done right
None at all!
Recommendation- I highly recommend to every girl who loves multipurpose brush. This is such a great brush and an absolute must have. It deserves to be in your vanity for the softness, packaging and for its multi tasking abilities. Also, It saves a lot of time, effort and money for someone who doesn’t like buying too many brushes.
PR- Product sent by the brand for consideration but my review remains honest and unbiased as always.
When I was a young girl, my mom used to take me and my sister for Dhanteras shopping. I used to completely dread the idea of going to the jewellery shop and buying those antic pieces in the name of gold jewellery. I had accepted the fact that I don’t like gold jewellery anymore. The old school indian jewellery designs spoilt it for me. They lack the youthfulness, charm and elegance in their collection and there is nothing new to look forward to. Recently, I got engaged and my fiancée gave me a beautiful diamond ring from the house of Caratlane. The staff at the Caratlane, Infinity Mall Malad has become like a family. They helped us to get the best discount on my ring and arranged my ring size in no time. I couldn’t stop staring at the make and shine of this beautiful rock on my finger.
So I took the opportunity to visit the Caratlane store at Infinity Mall, Malad again and introduce you to their latest collection.
Jaipur is the latest collection inspired by royalty of Jaipur and designed for everybody. The collection reminds you of the rich, glorious palaces of Jaipur. I am wearing this beautiful royal pink ring known as the Rambagh Dome ring and the Rambagh Pond Drop Earrings.
Next is my absolute favourite, this collection is known as Butterfly- The Spirit of You. This collection is for the free spirited woman who once was an amateur and turned her dreams into reality. It celebrates the woman who transformed into her authentic self. It is a true example of caterpillar turning into a butterfly.
Wore the Flare blue Butterfly ring from this range and Flitter Blue Butterfly Earcuffs. This collection will add style statement to your outfits.
Bombay Deco is a tribute to the Mumbai city. I am born and brought up in the city of dreams and cannot imagine my life elsewhere. The jewellery in this collection is designed in a manner that compliments the art deco buildings that adorn the skylines of Mumbai. Some of these building are the famous Liberty Theatre and the Eros Theatre in South Mumbai.
Lotus known as the Timeless Muse has some of the best lotus design in its collection that can be perfect for daily wear. This gorgeous Lotus swing necklace paired with Lotus swing earrings got my heart set on it. I am surely picking these two during my wedding shopping.
That was the four latest collections from Caratlane. Apart from this I also liked this charming Lupine Wood Grain pendant Bodhi leaf pendant necklace from the Aaranya collection. Isn’t it aesthetic?
If you are still thinking then let me enlighten you that CaratLane.com began in 2008 with the simple motto of democratising jewellery. And today, after 9 glorious years, it has come to being recognised as one of the top 20 e-commerce portals in India. Steadily growing from strength to strength since inception, It has also established 12 stores across the length and breadth of India and is now in partnership with the renowned jewellery brand – Tanishq. Serving over 3,00,000 customers in India and across the world, CaratLane offers the largest collection of gold jewellery & diamond jewellery in the country with the help of over 4,000 global vendors. Caratlane is the best online jewellery shopping destination in India with the lowest price.
Try at Home option
30 Days return policy
Certification and the guarantee of a BIS Hallmarked stamp
Available online and offline
And last but not the least you get to meet the awesome team at the Caratlane, Infinity mall Malad. These guys deserve big thumbs up for the awesome service, dedication, constant follow up and forever smiling faces. 🙂
So what are you waiting for? Go rush to your nearest Caratlane store or simply visit the website to find out your favourite jewellery. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter on your purchases. I would love to see your pretty pictures.
Today’s review is on Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener. I know you would be thinking that why do I need to review a hair straightener as I already have straight hair? Well, this blog is definitely just not about me, it’s a guide to help you with your buying decision be it a hair straightener or a bob pin. I have been using the Philips HP8315/00 Hair straightener from past 2 years. I do have straight hair which is slightly wavy at the ends. Also, my sister have wavy hair and uses this more often than me. Festive season has just started and many of you will be busy in Durga Puja, Navratri etc. Festive means a lot of shopping and looking good, from wearing a flamboyant outfit to doing a beautiful hairdo. Most of us prefer straight hair to look presentable and neat. Every curly hair girl likes keeping a straightener to switch to straight hair as and when she wants. Keeping a hair straightener is a must for every woman. So enough of my rants, Let’s see if it’s worth a buy…
Get gorgeous in minutes with Philips Hair Straightener HP8315. This powerful hair straightener form Philips comes with extra-large plates, covering more area and giving you the best results in no time. The Ion Conditioning makes your hair shine and stay straight for longer. Salon results are possible because of the professional high heat setting available in this straightener. The ceramic-coated plates let the straightener smoothly glide on your hair and give you lustrous hair. Quick results are possible because the straightener heats up in 60 seconds and is ready to use, it also shuts off automatically after 60 minutes taking care of the safety. Further, it comes with an easy locking system that makes storage easy and the 1.8 metres swivel cord eliminates the issue of tangling.
210 Professional high heat for perfect salon results
Extra Wide Plates for better results with thick/long hair
ION Conditioning for shiny, frizz free hair
Fast heat up time, ready to use in 60 secs
Ceramic Coating for ultra smooth gliding
1.8m cord for maximum flexibility
Swivel cord to prevent tangled wires
2 year worldwide guarantee
Price- Rs. 2395.
My Experience with Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener-
The first time I got this hair straightener I never really had high hopes because I have tried straightener’s earlier in my life. They all are sleek and it takes ages to straight my below the butt length hair and I literally had just given up. When I saw it has wider plates I thought of giving this a try. Trust me; I finished straightening my hair within 30mins which is a record in it ownself. It’s really not easy to straighten my medium thick long hair. The salon lady charges me extra looking at the length and thickness of my hair. On the other hand, my sister absolutely loves how easy this is to work with and within 20 mins she finished straightening her medium length hair. We both have been using this hair straightener for the last 2 years there is no damage or dryness found. Infact, our hair is smooth and shiny even though we are guilty of skipping the heat protector before straightening. I do advise you to use a heat protectant and then go for straightening. The ceramic plates are smooth on our hair, the straightener doesn’t tug or pull your hair. The best part is that it gets heated in 60secs unlike other cheap straighteners. I remember I had a brand called Nova prior to this straightener and it literally took ages to straight my hair. There was no shock or burn experienced with the Philips hair straightener. The cord of the straightener is long enough and doesn’t get tangled. I had travelled with this hair straightener and it worked fine. I hardly see any con with this hair straightener, it does exactly what it says and it’s a great replacement for salon. I would suggest save some bucks by getting this hair straightener and get salon like hair at home. Also a piece of advise is not to straighten your hair daily.
Wider plates helps in quick straightening of thick/long hair
Easy to straighten your hair
Doesn’t damage your hair
Hair looks shiny and neat
Gets heated within 60secs
Straightens curly to straight hair
Long cord helps to extend the straightener
Gives Salon like finish to your hair
The Ceramic coating doesn’t get rusted.
Works perfectly even after 2years.
A good investment for your hair.
Great replacement to salon.
Saves a lot of time.
Recommendation- If you have medium to long hair like me, I would highly recommend this hair straightener due to the wider plates. Due to the ceramic coating there is no damage or frizziness and hair looks straight, shiny and damage free.
P.S-If you are unable to find this model in the market, you can opt for Philips HP8316 Hair straightener. It is a succesor of Philips HP8315 model and comes with Keratin ceramic plating which should be great for your hair.
So we all know by now that “Winter is Coming”. Haha… Yeah if you watch GOT you will know what I am talking about but if you do not. Please don’t even bother about what it means, simply know that “Winter is coming” as its already September. My favourite season is coming soon but one thing that terrifies me the most during winters is “dry skin”. Our body tend to become dry, lifeless and itchy when there is no enough moisturization. There are many body lotions in the market to heal dry skin but not all body lotions are perfect for dry skin in winters. We have compiled a list of latest and the best body lotion for daily use during winter.
1) Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Nourishing Body Lotion-
This body lotion is one of the best and most sold body lotion during winters. I have bought it 2-3 times and I absolutely adore how it heals and moisturizes the skin. It smells absolutely amazing and the fragrance lingers all day until you take a shower. It is neither too thick nor too thin in consistency and seeps into your skin easily. My skin stays moisturized for all day long and there is no need of reapplication. You get the best quantity with an affordable price tag. This body lotion is easily available offline and online.
Price- Rs. 265 for 300ml
2) Nivea Smooth Milk Body Lotion with Shea Butter-
Nivea and winters go in hand and hand. This body lotion has a very mild fragrance and works like a charm during winters. Due to the shea butter properties it is highly effective on very dry skin. It has medium consistency again and helps to keep skin hydrated and itch free for a long time. The moisturization last really long and it keeps your skin soft and supple. This lotion can be used by both men & women due to mild fragrance. This product is easy on pocket and easily available on Nykaa and various departmental stores.
Price- Rs. 180 for 200ml.
3) Mamaearth Nourishing Body Lotion for Mama-
Even though it is written for Mama, this product is usable by every woman. This rich body lotion has extracts of shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil that provides intensive care to dry skin. It comes in a dispenser form to get the right amount of product. This brand also claims of reducing stretch marks with regular use. It makes your skin glowing and healthy with regular use. They are 100% toxin free and safe to use on the skin and one of the go to brands for babycare products. You can get this product from famous beauty stores and online easily.
Price- Rs. 349 for 200ml.
4) Dove purely pampering shea butter and warm vanilla lotion-
This lotion is known for its amazing fragrance and pampering hydration properties. It is thick in consistency and made for winters. Using this lotion will gradually improves the texture of your skin and makes it soft and glowing. It fights dryness and make it smooth and healthy. The mesmerizing vanilla fragrance will enchant everyone around you. If you like smelling sweet, you will love this one. Again a great product for the price tag, it is easily available in various stores and online.
Price- Rs. 295 for 200ml
5) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E-
Cocoa Butter seems to love winters. Most body lotion has either cocoa butter or shea butter mainly because they provide deep moisturization to the skin. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter has been a favourite brand for dry skin. It has been in the market from quite a long time and trusted for healthy, soft and smooth skin. Vitamin E tones out skintone and provides youthful appearance. This product is easily available in beauty stores and online. The quantity last forever for the price. You can avail good deals online for this product as it usually comes at a discounted price.
Price- Rs. 545 for 400ml.
6) The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter-
TBS is famous for its amazing body butter and lotion. Before getting this, I always thought TBS is hyped when it comes to their products. This product absolutely blew my mind during winter. If you are tired of the same old cocoa butter try this argan oil body butter. It is meant for dry to very dry skin. You can’t use it in other seasons as it is thick in consistency and may feel heavy on skin. The fragrance lingers all day and smells divine leaving you with soft, supple and beautiful skin.
Price- Rs. 1150 for 200ml
7) St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Body Lotion-
This lotion has an extremely relaxing smell that will soothe your senses. St Ives is a well known brand for body lotions. The lotion is thick but it spreads easily after a little massage. It gets into the deepest layer of the skin. Skin remains hydrated for a good 8-9hrs and feels nourished. The quality of this lotion is unbeatable for the price. This brand is dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. It is free from parabens. You can get this lotion from beauty stores, Grofers, Nykaa etc.
Price- Rs. 649 for 621 ml.
8) Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer-
I was introduced to this brand through my aunt in USA. Jergens has some amazing collection of body lotion that is meant for normal, dry and very dry skin. This lotion provides deep moisturization and keep them hydrated for a long time. It is slightly scented that becomes mild after sometime. If you have extremely dry skin this will be your saviour in winters. It heals extra dry skin and makes them smooth within a span of time. You can use it all over your body even on the chapped areas of your feet. This is available on Nykaa for discounted price.
This daily moisturising lotion helps in improving skin conditions that are affected by eczema. This product works when every product fails. It doesn’t hold any fragrance and its absolutely non-comedogenic and non greasy. It melts into the skin easily and keeps it hydrated for a long time. The skin looks well moisturised and glossy. It is not easily available in India but you can find it in your nearest beauty shops that sell imported products and on Amazon. The product is definitely pricey but worth each penny as it last almost 6 months.
Price- Rs. 925 for 354 ml.
10) Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter-
This is not a body lotion it is a luxury. This product is sold off every 20 seconds because of its enchanting fragrance and deep hydration. This body butter has an alluring blend of rose, sandalwood and musk that invigorates your senses and instantly lifts your mood. The thick consistency locks in moisture of your skin and keep them hydrated for a long time. There is no sticky feeling or greasiness with this product. If you have ever purchased this once, you will surely buy your next. You can buy this from Sephora store in your city.
Price- Rs. 580 for 50ml
Thats all Folks! This was our Top 10 Body Lotion for Dry Skin in India. I hope this post was helpful and help you to get the right product. Which is your favourite body lotion? Kindly let us know in the comments below…