Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lakme Rose Powder Review

lakme Rose powder
I have been using this product from the last 6 months. There is nothing to rave about it, coz its just your regular face powder (read ponds, yardley). The shade that I'm using is 01 soft pink..

Price : Rs 80

Net Weight : 40 gm

Shelf life : 2 yrs

What the product claims & Key ingredients : Foundation make-up in a powder format- gives a flawless radiant look ( took this form the website).Contains rose fragrance to keep you fresh, contains sunscreen to protect from harmful   UV rays. Gives a flawless radiant look. Well it gives a whole lot of chemical names of stuff added to make this product which i find too lazy to type it down...

Directions to use : To take the powder out  from the box you would need to tap it on the bottom and there will be enough powder spurting out on the perforated top plastic sheet. Dab it with the puff provided inside the box onto your cleansed face. or you could use a brush and mop it on your face...:-)

Availability : Pretty much everywhere.....

My experience :
  • Love the fragrance and the colour of the powder.
  • It says SPF but how much not mentioned...
  • The quantity is good ....could last you for a good 8 months.
  • It doesn't spill as did my last 2 lakme compacts...it broke inside my bag...
  • Does nothing as far as coverage is concerned.
  • Ideal for daily use...Nothing great about it..
  • You could use it as loose powder also...
  • The price is awesome...
Repurchase :  Yup.....

Hey guys .,,do let me know what do you think about it....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Malabar Egg Curry Receipe

Its so good to be back...My hubby accidently (claims) broke the adapter for my lappy. I'm writing this post from my hubby laptop.

This below recipe is very yummy but needs patience to prepare the coconut milk. This gravy type can be used to make panner, soya chunks etc..,,use your imagination...

Ingredients :

Eggs = 3 bolied,shelled and cut in half
Onion = 2 thinly sliced
Thick coconut milk = 1 cup
Thin coconut milk = 1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste = 1 tbs
Red chillie powder = 1 tsp
Turmeric powder = 1 tsp
Corriander powder = 1 tsp
Garam masala = 1 tsp
Salt = as per taste
Freshly chopped corriander for garnish

For Tempering :

Mustard seeds = 1/4 tsp
Jeera = 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves = lil
Oil = 2 tsp

Before we start the preparation, just wanted to let you know how to prepare thick and thin coconut milk. For coconut milk, we grind the coconut pieces(1 coconut) in 1/4 cup of water and strain it. This milk will be thick and is called  the thick coconut milk. Again grind the coconut with 1/2 cup of water,,this one will be comparatively thinner in consistency, hence thin coconut milk.....If you are to lazy to go through all this then just buy the ready made coconut milk and dilute it.

How to :
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the ingredients given in temper.
  • Add onion, pinch of salt and saute it till golden brown.
  • To this add the giner garlic paste ad saute till you get rid of the raw smell.
  • Add chille powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder.
  • Quickly add thin coconut milk and reduce the flame. Bring it to boil and let it cook for about 3-4 mins.
  • While in low flame, add thick coconut milk and the eggs and salt. 
  • Let it be there for about another minute add chopped green coriander.
P.S. : To get the authentic kerala(malabar) feel you could temper it with cooking coconut oil(not parachute). 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WiseShe International Giveaway

Hey ...bloggers.... Anamika of Wiseshe is holding a Internationl giveaway to celebrate the fact that she has crossed more than 200 followers...YAY...And I wish you get thousands more Anamika...

Well this what she is giving away..

  • Loreal Paris Peached pink blush which is a gentle mineral blush 
  • Loreal Paris  Translucent finish powder which has a soft focus mineral finish
  • Loreal Paris Skin improving powder foundation (Gentle mineral makeup with SPF 19 sunscreen)
So go and check out her site Wiseshe and keep your fingers crossed xoxo

VLCC Kajal Review

When we think of make-up...we think of eyes and lips. To define the eyes there is nothing better and effective as kajal...Since childhood we have been using it .,,,it is marked on newborn babies (nazar) to ward of evil...My mom used to use shringar and eyetex kajal as those were popular during their times...

Sometimes we also used to make it at home,,,...I'm sure all of us know it by now.  The first kajal that I purchased was of Himalaya..its nice but smudges..So thought of buying VLCC kajal..as i read in some blog that it is MATT. So got it, even though my himalaya kajal is still only half-empty.....

VLCC Kajal
Matt Blaccckk Kajal
Swatched on my hand

Price : Rs 135

Net Weight : 2.5 gm

Shelf life : 2 yrs

What the product claims & Key ingredients : A unique formulation that does not smudge, smear or fade after application. The goodness of natural oils and herbal extract nourish and relax the eyes. Triphala helps in maintaining good vision. Contains Triphala, Liquorice extracts, Camphor and Almond oil.

Directions to use : Apply on the waterline, for a smokey effect you could smudge it a lil...

Availability : It is not available in Malls, as far as I know. You could get it in your local cosmetic store though.

My experience :  
  • This Kajal comes in a tube form, so no need to dip in your fingers into the kajal as is the case in shringar/eyetex..(hygiene point of view)
  • Both Himalaya & Vlcc kajals have the same packaging. 
  • When it comes to smudging VlCC does a good job of not doing it(smudging)..hehe
  • It is quite black, and stays for a good 5 hrs without touch-ups..
  • However it is not as smooth as i would like it to be.
  • Decently priced

Repurchase : Hmm Yes...till I get THE perfect kajal.search is on...lets see...


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