What I am doing now??

I am on the hunt for skin friendly products available at affordable prices. Especially Paraben free prodcuts :)

If you know any products available in the market at affordable prices or have product review requests, you can always get in touch with me at ingallovesshopping@gmail.com.

Have a look around in my blog. Hope you will find something that interests you.

Thanks for Reading,

My Sweetie Pies :-*


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Press Release: Just Out @ Lakme Salon : Algae Collagen Masque and Time Restore Protein Treatment

Experience the magic of 3 R’s this season: Repair, Replenish and Revitalise your hair and skin at Lakmé Salon

Celebrate flawless skin with the new Algae Collagen Masque
Rejuvenate your hair with the Time Restore Protein Treatment
Have you looked in the mirror with a worry that pre-mature ageing and fine lines are beginning to appear on your skin?  Are you afraid that your hair is beginning to look duller and has lost its sheen? Indulge in Lakmé Salon’s new Repair Replenish and Revitalise Service which includes Algae Collagen Masque for your skin and the Time Restore protein treatment for your hair. Experience these rejuvenating hair and skin services as part of a whole list of special offerings that are Just Out @ Lakmé Salon.
The Algae Collagen Masque reduces any signs of pre-ageing, maturing and dehydration of the skin. It wipes out these signs with ingredients like Sea algae, Chondrus Crispus, Glycerin and Lavender Oil.  It nourishes, revitalizes and hydrates the skin in 30 minutes.
The service starts off with gentle cleansing and toning of your skin, thus ridding it of all the impurities like dust, grease and pollution. A gentle facial massage follows putting you completely at ease as the algae masque is then applied to your skin. The face is then massaged with an ultrasonic facial massager for about 15 minutes which allows the goodness of the masque to penetrate into your skin entrench it with its rich properties. The masque is then allowed to rest on your skin as you blissfully relax knowing that the service will leave your skin feeling relaxed and invigorated, giving you a radiant and youthful glow.

Be Fussy Frizzy no more with the Time Restore Protein Treatment for your hair! As hair matures, vital keratin production in your hair subsides and they tend to become limp, brittle and coarse. This treatment activates the production of keratin which aids the hair to an optimum youthful composition. Replenish the lost protein in the hair with the New Amino Cell Rebuild Technology that stimulates hair roots and increases the keratin levels that bring back the life and sheen in your hair.
The Time Restore Protein Treatment repairs and revitalises hair roots and is a 30 minute service that involves a gentle hair wash, followed by a luxuriating head massage and deep conditioning. The entire treatment leaves one feeling pampered, relaxed and above all with lustrous hair.
Lakmé Salon is known for its expertise in providing the perfect beauty solutions for the contemporary Indian woman. With the launch of the new services at the salon, women can now rest assured that their beauty needs are well taken care of by a brand that has been a pioneer in the beauty industry in India.
So book your appointment for these services at the nearest Lakmé Salon for younger looking skin and vibrant hair that is sure to make heads turn.
About Lakmé Lever
Lakmé Lever Pvt. Ltd (Lakmé Lever) is dedicated to the contemporary Indian woman’s exploration of the fine art of beauty. It operates India’s first and leading chain of Lakmé Studios and Salons that offer expert services in Hairstyling, Skin and Beauty care. The studios and salons offer a differentiated experience, delighting women by the expertise of their professionally trained hair designers, hair artists, skin experts and consultants, and now to men also.
Lakmé Lever also operates Lakmé Academies in partnership with Pivot Point, USA, world leader in ‘beauty education’.  Combining international cosmetics, hair and skin care technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé Studios and Salons offer their customers a holistic ‘Beauty Sutra’ experience.
Lakmé Lever has a presence of 175 Lakmé Salons at premium locations in 40 cities.

Ps: PR Info

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My Interview at Stylecraze Community

Hi Girls,

You must have already known about the Stylecraze Community created by Stylecraze.com. My interview has been featured for their Insider this week. You can check it out here

Do join the community. You can get everything related to beauty here. Right now there is a huge giveaway happening and you can win over Rs.20000 worth goodies. So what are you waiting for join here :)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Enchanteur Body Mist In Romance and Charming- Review

Hi Beauties,

If you are in Chennai, you must be knowing how HOTTTT it is it. The power cuts is making situation even worse. So its always sweating and hot. No one wants to smell bad right in this hot summer right?? So the best way is to use some good smelling products. 

I usually don't deos don't ask why, I never liked it. I always prefer perfumes that too the mild ones. So, when I got Enchanteur Body Mists In Romance and Charming for review, I had two minds.

What it says?? (from here)
Wrap yourself in the luxury of this irresistible scent and reveal your natural romanticism. Bring a touch of French romance to your packed day with the luxury of Enchanteur body mist. Just spray it on, and stay confident all day, no matter how much you do.

Ingredients: Ethanol, Butane, Propane, Fragrance.

My thoughts:
These body mists come in regular tin bottles with spray dispenser. It is a liquid spray. Both  smell of flowers. I am sorry I am bad at explaining how it smells. If you like flowers you will like these. I liked the Romantic much more than the Charming. I find Charming too heavy for me. Romantic was different. This smell is soft and loving it. I am wearing this more often nowadays.

What is the best about these body mists is that it is affordable. It is just Rs.99 for a 75ml. The smell stays for about 4 to 5 hours on me. I am more of a perfume person so I don't know whether I will purchase these again. But people looking for some affordable and nice smelling body sprays get this!!! I am sure you guys will love it :)

You can visit their official website to know about the different products they offer: http://www.enchanteur.in/

I am quite impressed with these and its absolutely worth it.  For the price you can try it without burning your pocket. Available at many stores and online shopping sites. 

Have you guys used it???

Ps: PR Sample

Thursday, 24 May 2012

PR Info- Lakmé Salon transforms its Bridal Contest Winner into a Persian Bride

Lakmé Salon had run a contest in February 2012 for brides to be. Shanya from Allahabad was the bride who won a lehenga worth Rs. 1 lakh from Ritu Kumar and a stunning makeover by Lakmé Salon. The look created for her was only something that every bride dreams of.

Mumbai, May 2011: Celebrating the eternally beautiful Indian Bride, Lakmé Salon ran a contest earlier this year where the winning bride would get a complementary makeover on D day by Lakmé Salon, a beautiful lehenga worth Rs. 1 lakh from Ritu Kumar wedding photography organized by Lakmé Salon as well exciting Lakme Hampers.

The winning bride Shanya from Allahabad was treated like a complete princess when she stepped into Lakmé Salon got her bridal look on her big day. Her hair and make-up was styled by Jaya Mishra, a veteran make-up artist who has been with Lakmé Salon, Allahabad for 7 years. Shanya came in like most brides with a particular look in mind. A beautiful bride even before the make-up began, her clear and even-toned complexion posed as the perfect canvas for Jaya to showcase her creativity.

Shanya, the bride while commending Lakmé Salon said, “The Lakmé Salon team was thorough with their consultation and they completely understood the way I wanted to look like on my big day. They guided me through every single step of creating the look, making me feel truly special. Also winning a lehenga from Ritu Kumar was like a dream come true. I’m eternally grateful to Lakmé Salon for making me look like the most beautiful bride ever.”

The bride wanted a Persian look & feel with her make-up. Influenced by the Middle East and their fondness for pronounced and pouty lips; mesmerizing, dark kohls and flair with metallic shades, Jaya began work on the make-up by first guiding Shanya through process with a complete consultation – taking into consideration her outfit, her skin tone and her personal needs. She carefully selected a colour palette that complimented the bridal outfit and skin tone – an earthy red-orange tinge for the perfect pout and lip contouring and a red tint eye shadow, carefully dusted with bronzers that made her eyes sparkle. Jaya drew inspiration from recent trends and Shanya’s desired look; and added winged tips to the deep black kohl liner that defined the bride’s eyes.

Lakmé Salon team making Shanya look like the perfect bride

Moving onto the hair, Shanya came in with a beautiful Jhumar that Jaya thought would be perfect to complete Shanya’s overall bridal look. She lifted & teased the hair a little higher than usual with a hair-bump, so that the Jhumar would be noticeable, while adding to her petite frame and truly, become her crowning glory.

Exploring bridal expressions of the contemporary Indian woman is the soul behind the bridal expertise at Lakmé Salon. The team at Lakmé Salon understands that no two brides are alike and each of them takes pride in exemplifying her roots with the way she dresses on her big day. Lakmé Salon partners every bride in the preparation for the ‘moment’ of her life!’

Shanya with the Ritu Kumar Bridal Lehenga at Lakme Salon Allahbad

Lakmé Salon’s team of experts offer customized pre-bridal and bridal treatments according to each bride’s individual need. In consultation with the bride-to-be, the experts guide her to treatments that would replenish and rejuvenate her skin and hair for an added glow at the momentous occasion. Personalized looks are created for her hair & makeup, keeping in mind her preferences and the nature of the many special wedding functions, such as mehendi, sangeet, wedding and reception. Since many brides are nervous about their big day and want to avoid surprises, Lakmé Salon also provides a trial service for the bride-to-be.
Brides can experience an entire gamut of beauty services to ensure they are fully prepared for their big day, from basic services to advanced treatments for hair and skin, such as Hair Caresse or Eminence Organic facials. Lakmé Salon also offers 'Friends of the Bride’, an interesting package for the bride’s family and friends.
About Lakmé Lever
Lakmé Lever Pvt. Ltd (Lakmé Lever) is dedicated to the contemporary Indian woman’s exploration of the fine art of beauty. It operates India’s first and leading chain of Lakmé Studios and Salons that offer expert services in Hairstyling, Skin and Beauty care. The studios and salons offer a differentiated experience, delighting women by the expertise of their professionally trained hair designers, hair artists, skin experts and consultants, and now to men also.
Lakmé Lever also operates Lakmé Academies in partnership with Pivot Point, USA, world leader in ‘beauty education’. Combining international cosmetics, hair and skin care technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé Studios and Salons offer their customers a holistic ‘Beauty Sutra’ experience.
Lakmé Lever has a presence of 175 Lakmé Salons at premium locations in 40 cities.

Ps: PR Info

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

MaxFactor Colour Elixir Lipstick Rosewood Review and Swatches

Hi beauties,

I am back with another lipstick review. This time it is the MaxFactor Colour Elixir Lipstick in the shade Rosewood. I saw this swatch at wiseshe and loved the color and I knew I had to get it.  What attracted me more was the gorgeous golden packaging. It looks oh so lovely when I see it with my other lippies. This is one of my expensive lippies too :D

All these lippies come with a transperant end that shows you the color of the lippie. Just like the NYX and Colorbar ones. I loved the packing very much. Its quite sturdy and no issues while taking it with you for travelling.

The lettter 'X' is engraved on the lipstick bullet and I find it very cute. The color is a gorgeous brownish pink with minute shimmers. I think its more on the pink side. I really like it. This particular shade will look different on different skin tones. 

On my skin tone it comes more pinker and still I love it. Its really pigmented and moisturizing. I have dry lips and still it did not dry up my lips without a moisturizer. Staying power is also awesome. It says around 4 to 5 hours on me, which I think is really good :)

The only con is the price. Its priced at Rs.670 (ouch!!) Absolutely worth it. You can get this at much lesser price at Stylecraze.com. Right now they have only two shades. Hope they add in more shades soon. 

Go here to see some more shades from this range. Every shade is quite different and I am sure that you will find something that will suit you.  

Now lets go for the swatches: All pictures were taken in natural light. Its a little cloudy here so the pics came a little dull. Sorry for that :(

with flash

Topped of with Maybelline Naked Brown lip gloss:

Rosewood is a gorgeous shade and will work on many skin tones. Its a gorgoeus MLBB shade on fair to medium skin tones.

On me it goes more on the pinker side. Hey I am lipstick lover and already have many ways to make it a everyday shade :P

Overall I love the formula and I am already planning to get Mulberry and Burnt Caramel.

Recommendation: Yes of course. Get it. Though expensive, the formula is amazing. I am sure you will love it :)

Repurchase: Do I need to even answer this?? Yes!!!!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Living it up this summer in Pondicherry: My Entry for The Lakmé Diva Blogger Contest

There are many reasons to love summer :D When we were kids, summer holidays are about fun and frolic. As we grow our likings have changed and so does the way we enjoy summer. 

Most of the summer times I stay at home well the reason you ask? Simple most popular vacation spots are crowded with people. For me Vacation is something that should relax me and have some me time. But visiting popular locations during Summer scares me :P

But this summer is really different for me as my lovable friend Kyra is with me in Chennai. We are planning a small today trip to Pondichery to relax ourselves.

Pondichery is very special to me and I just love the simple beach and Coffee house near the beach. Spending time at the coffee house is a must whenever I visit Pondichery.  The ashram is another favorite of mine to visit. You get the calmness and you are instantly free of all your worries. These two things have made it a favorite place for me to visit any time of the year.

Well,  Since I am visiting this time during Hot Summer. I am spending a lot of time shopping for Clothes and Makeup  that will work for this scorching heat.

I am a lover of Cotton clothes always. And so visiting all popular stores in Chennai to get some Pastels and Floral prints. Don't you love them :D

With the summer heat too high this year, I am completely relying on a good sunscreen that will protect me from Tanning. I am getting the most popular Lakme Sunscreen along with thier De tan gel and Facepack. With these products I do not have to worry about burning or tanning my skin in the Sun. The best part about using Lakme sunscreen? Along with sun protection, my skin will remain healthy and young for a long time :D
I am not a fan of heavy makeup. For cosmetics I prefer neutrals for eyes with loads of mascara. I am experimenting with lips this time. I am planning to get some coral shades and a beautiful Coral blush.

I can't wait to spend time in Pondichery with Kyra and have fun in the sun without worrying about our Skin :)

Ps: This is my entry for Lakme Dive Blogger Contest hosted by Lakme Sun Expert at Indiblogger

Images courtesy: Google Images. I do not own any of the images.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Omved Mint Lip Balm Review


Sorry for not posting for this long. Anyhoo, I am back. Today I am reviewing Omved Mint Lip Balm.

What it Claims:
100% Pure.
Hydrate and Protect your lips with Omved's Mint Lip Balm.
The lip balm has a rich blend of shea butter, kokum butter, and lightly scented almond and mint oils. This wonderful balm seals in the moisture and eliminates dry, cracked lips. 

Kokum and sheabutter, almond & mint oils.

My Experience:
It is really good to know that there are many products today in the market that are free from harmful chemicals. Omved is one such company providing skin friendly products. My first introduction to Omved was through Blisscovered. I got their foot soak and loved it. Omved people were sweet enough to send few products for me to review. One of the products was this lip balm.

The packing is very lovely. It comes in a simple aluminum tub. But the one I got doesn't close that securely. Dont know if its a fault in my lip balm or all the other packing is like it. So it makes it difficult to take it with you during travel. 

The lip balm is a clear balm with fresh mint fragrance. I really like how refreshing the mint feels on the lips. The lip balm does moisturize and the best part is that it is not sticky. I have dry lips and gives needed hydration. But I cant comment on whether it will work on chapped lips. Stays on lips for a decent time. It works really well as a base of your lipsticks also. So I am liking it. 

The best part about this lipbalm and other Omved products is that it is free from harmful chemicals such as parbens, silicones and other harmful chemicals. 

The people from Omved have also sent in this information to me. 

Omved is the first and only Indian company to be accepted by the SKIN DEEP org as being rated SAFE!! you can see our rating for all our products here http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/company.php?comp_id=3711a few ingredients have been rated toxic if used in large amounts like henna, gold leaf etc but ofcourse our formulations that use them have used them sparingly)
The only con for me is that it is expensive. This balm costs Rs.250 for 8gms of product. But I think it is totally worth it, considering you can use it for a long time and you also avoid many harsh chemicals :)


Comes in a lovely Aluminium packing
Love the mint flavor
Gives good hydration to the lips.
Does not feel sticky on lips
Great to use as a lipstick base
Free from many harmful chemicals
Certified to be safe on skin

Expensive. But it is worth it.
Some may feel that the hydration is not enough. I am satisfied with this one.
Tub Packing
Availability. They have stores in Bombay and Pune. It is available online at Healthkart.com and Urbantouch.com
You can also buy it online from Omved online store here
Rs.250 for 8gms

Shelf Life:
18 months

Recommendation: If you are a lip balm lover and want a skin friendly product get it.

Repurchase: Yes, I am getting the Cinnamon flavor as well :D

Will you guys buy it too??

PR Sample: Honest Opinion

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

PR Info- The Nature's Co - Night Regime Kit

The Nature's Co - Night Regime Kit comes in a beautiful white jute pouch which consists of all the products essential for a Night Regime. By following this regime one can get a youthful glow at the rise of each day. Have attached an image of the Night Regime Kit. 

The products included in this pouch are:
Mixed Fruit Cleansing Cream (new*)
Rose Hydrating Facial Mist
White Tea Night Cream
White Rose Under Eye Gel
AND a FREE NIGHT PILLOW (Lavender Fragrance also new*)

MRP of the Kit is: Rs 1675/-

Buying the products individually would cost Rs 1910 in total. All our online shoppers now get 15% as they do not get to endure the in-store luxuries. We also now offer Cash On Delivery services, however only applicable in India.

Psssst, They are offering COD now, I am surely checking it out :D What about you guys??

PR Info

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