Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Himalaya Protein Hair Cream

As promised, I had said I would be doing a review on all the products I got from India. I wanted to wait a few times after using this product to do a proper review rather than just using it once or twice. 

I have very long hair, and I had posted a picture of my hair before so I make sure I use proper products to maintain my hair. I came across this product when I was searching for things I could get by Himalaya. I currently use their Neem Shampoo which I love and it prevents hair fall. 

Changes I saw in my hair:
            • Less fall out;
            • softer hair;
            • hair actually felt stronger;
            • silkier and shinier after putting it on an hr before washing.
However, I am not a huge fan of the smell. I can only use this product before washing and not after washing as is recommended on the packaging. The strong is overbearing and its not something I like to wear and smell all day long. 

Another negative point is the actual consistency of the product, its somewhat thick and sticky which makes it quite difficult to put on your hair and place it evenly throughout. 

Would I be purchasing the product? Maybe not, I think there are better products out there that do the same job. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Organix Moroccon Argan Oil Conditioner controversy

I bought the new Moroccon Argan Oil conditioner. I haven't used it yet so the review should be up soon. 
However, you will see below that the bottle has additional stickers on it which covers the 'Sulphate Free and Paraben Free' signs....I have a feeling that these products in fact have sulphates and parabens. I went to the website to see whether they still stated these products are sulphate free and they stated they are. 

moroccan argan oil

This rare formula has a centuries-old history of providing natural vitamin E and antioxidants while renewing your hair’s cell structure, sealing in shine, and creating lush softness.Luxurious Sulfate Free & Paraben Free Formulas • Organic Active Ingredients • Amazing Scents • Safe For Color-Treated Hair • Safe For All Hair Types 

I'm not sure whether to believe the website and assume they are sulphate free when they have stickers on the bottle. Clearly this is misleading and deceptive conduct. If these products actually have sulphates and parabens they should change the details on their website to avoid complaints and lawsuits! 

Do  you know anything about this? Please let me know :)

Essie Nail polishes

There was a sale at Myers where Essie was buy 2 for $24.50. I bought the shades 'Jazz' (neutral) and 'Bahama Mama' (purple). 

I didn't realise what all the fuss was about with Essie until I tried it myself. These nailpolishes are hands down amazing! Their application is amazing, goes on very smoothly with a nice consistency ( I did have to put a couple of coats for the colour to show). 
The nailpolishes are naturally quite glossy, so no need for a top coat and they DON'T CHIP! That's amazing or what! I couldnt believe it, you'll see below where I am wearing the purple shade, its been a week and 0 chips! 
I feel like going and buying all of the shades because theyre so pretty but unfortunately they are quite pricey :(. 

I thought I had bought the same purple shade when I got home, but when compared the Essie purple is much deeper like a plum and at times looks red whereas the Zoya 'Demi' has a pinky tint to it and when applied is slightly on the 'grey' side.

Would I repurchase these polishes? YES I would, if I was a millionaire I would buy all the shades :)

Keep Smiling :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

LAKME Eye Liners Review

I have posted the blush in a previous post, but these are the things I got from India. I will do posts for each product except the magazine :)

I needed eye liners and I have had good experience with Lakmes liners. I had their ink liner called Lakme Eye Artist before and used it up till the last drop. Absolutely love this liner and I decided to get it again. 

I also bought their Nine to Five, Forever Silk Eyeliner, which is the standard black eye pencil but I was really surprised at the pigmentation and the creaminess of the product!

The tip is really fine making it a whole lot easier to line your eyes and make any look you want. The product is very consistent and none of that 'stop' 'start' thing going on. Gives you precision and quality.

This is the eye pencil, its a roll up however I think I may have broken it, and it refused to twist up. Do any of you know how to fix the problem with out taking the whole thing apart?

The eyeliner is to the right, you can notice the density of the black. I was seriously amazed at the creaminess and ease I could apply this liner. I previously used the Revlon eyeliner and it never gave me such pigment and I would have to do a few swipes on my bottom lash line to get even a slight darkness. Definitely a huge thumbs up for this product!

Both eyeliners are long lasting and the new Nine to Five range is supposed to last you at least 8 hrs and I can guarantee you it does. This is the liners after ive rubbed and washed them vigorously. When I wear the eyeliners they stay on all day without a smudge! Now if that isnt good I dont know what is. I will definitely repurchase the products continuously unless I find a product which marks this high in my books!

Keep Smiling :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

LAKME Earth Rose Blush Trio

I had seen this blush online and wanted to try it out. I like Lakme products because they are made to generally suit indian skin. There were a few options on the website but because they didnt really have the colours with each shade I chose the earth rose colour.
Packaging is very pretty!

You cant really see the writing, but the product is supposed to be 'silky smooth', 'highly pigmented' and can easily by applied. This was around 600rupees, so around $18 AUD, which is pretty reasonable for a good quality blush. 

I tried to take a picture of it when it is in the sun, because the blush isnt matte, it has a shimmery finish to it HOWEVER it isnt too much, just right for the spring sun!

attempt # 1 swatches

attempt # 2 swatches

attempt #3 swatches

I generally stay away from the darker shade in the blush unless I really want to give my cheeks some colour for the night time. Otherwise I choose the dusty pink and gold and mixed together they create the most beautiful blush which Im sure would suit all skin colours but especially if you have tanned skin like mine. It definitely looks very naturally, and gives you this beautiful glow which is great for the Spring!

Have any of you tried this blush? What are your thoughts?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Jewelry Collection

Hey there, I thought I would do a jewelry collection. I have more necklaces however couldn't really fit it onto my table top. A lot of these pieces I took out especially for the spring time! I am so excited to finally get to wear accessories, because winter is finally over here in Australia! 

Enjoy :)

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