Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The body shop hemp hand protector

The body shop hemp hand protector is something that I got on a whim. My mum wanted a hand cream for her dry skin and so I got this for her.
She hates it.
So I'm stuck using it.
1. It makes your hands super soft, cuticles included.
2. It isn't too expensive. I got the small size for about 221 INR after my members discount.
3. A little goes a long way as the cream is very thick.
4. It comes in a recyclable metal tube.
5. Both men and women can use it as the smell isn't girly.
1. It stinks. It smells like eggs. Once I put it on I should make sure that I don't bring my hands near my face.
2. The metal tube pushes out too much.
3. For the Indian climate it makes your hands sweaty.
4. The cap is a bit off. Doesn't go on right. It's a bit of a challenge to put it on in one go.
5. It leaves a film on the hands. No fast absorption.
It's worth a try if you are willing to risk people pointing at you and saying "stinky!".
Jokes aside; pick it up if you want a night hand cream for a decent price. A smaller size tube is available so you can try it and see if you like it or not. Just make sure to wear it only at night and have a pair of scented gloves nearby in case the smell is too strong

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Besant Nagar at noon


The streets of Besant Nagar are rather lovely, I’d even go as far as saying that it is one of the neatest places in chennai. Unfortunately catching the road traffic free is a bit of a feat. By some luck I managed to get this shot and it is one of my faves. So I thought i’d share it with you.



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

HAUL! – random collections 06/04/2011

So I wanted to get my hands on some things that I needed, mainly a favourite hair clip that i managed to break (surprise surprise) so i stopped at my local store -  Health and Glow, to purchase it and some other stuff. I ended up spending more than i intended to.

Starting with the H&G generic brand stuff. I was wanting to try out some stuff but I had too many scrubs and creams left behind that i needed to finish. and i didn’t want to try another scrub when i had my favourite with me. But then i decided to give in. I got a scrub for mu.m and a body butter too.

H&G cranberry body scrub from the relift line.



The H&G Satsuma Body Butter, also from the re-life line.



The prices are 109/- and 169/- respectively. it is a pretty good deal and they smell amazing. so far i like them. but i will be posting a review on them soon.

Moving on from that, i did get one of my usual shampoos. this one was for mum since her hair has been getting dried out a bit.

The Alberto Balsam strawberries and cream shampoo.



i think the price was 149/-

The revlon Photoready concealer

I wanted to try this one out and was a bit shocked at the price which is just $8 in the US. It is about 700/- here (around 14$). As you can see, the colour is Medium Deep. I was also pretty disappointed that there were only two colour choices for India.

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I will be posting a review on this too after a week or so.

The i got the Maybelline Lipsmooth colour and care lip balm in mandarin


The colour is a little orange and suits my skin perfectly. I am a NC42 in MAC. This was about 99/-

The Maybelline Colorama nailpolish in Coral Chic


This colour just might turn out to be one of my favourite colours. I put it on today and though it is really sheer a couple of coats and it was true to the colour in the bottle. lovely.

The Maybelline Whitestay UV palette in Nude


This is for mum. It is her usual one. The reason we like this is because it suits yellow undertones and not just pink ones.

Thats it for the haul.