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Mac Diva Lipstick

Dear Friends, so I have been MIA for long …. in fact loonggggg…………….Lots of changes on the personal front, has made blogging difficult…

Today I present one of the cult mac lip colors called “Diva”…The texture is matte and easy to apply, the color can be applied as a stain or to full strength. Offers great versatility when it comes to application !!

The color is ideal for Indian festivals, and also a ideal wedding color…

 

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And this is how it looks on me…..

I have The Balm Tinted moisturizer on face and completed the look with few strokes of mascara…

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Hope to see you soon again….

 

Tanmayee.

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Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth whitening Review

I had posted an introductory write up on this easy, do-at-home teeth whitening system, please follow the link here .

Giveaway Alert : Also a good news for you dear readers, If you are keen on whitening your teeth and cannot wait to try, I would be hosting a giveaway of this awesome kit on my blog soon 🙂

 

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A few words about the kit, which has been shared with me by the company Smile Brilliant, St. Louis, for testing and review purpose. So, I have been using this since last month for a total of fifteen applications on alternate days. Initially, I was not quite sure of the amount to be used and had applied a substantial amount on the first day of use, which resulted in sensitive teeth and pricking sensation, which thankfully went away. The kit also comes with a de-sensitizing gel, which is for after whitening protection.

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Set Contents:

  1. Two types of pastes, one catalyst paste and another base paste. The two have to be mixed to take the first impressions of teeth.
  2. The teeth whitening blue hued plastic impression trays
  3. Teeth-whitening gel syringes
  4. De-sensitizing gel syringes
  5. Literature guiding on the entire process

The entire process consists of the following steps:

  1. Receiving the kit on placing order. They ship world wide, you just need to visit the website to place an order.
  2. Upon receiving, you need to create the impressions with the pastes provided. The entire impression making guidelines are given along with the kit in enclosed literature.
  3. After creating the impressions, you need to post them back to Smile Brilliant. They also provide you with a previously paid postal envelope,  but the shipping is free for US residents only.
  4. When they receive, they create the ultimate teeth whitening trays and mail them back to you.
  5. When you receive, the final trays, you can start following the guidelines on teeth whitening and achieve the much wanted bright teeth 🙂
  6. Also, some points to consider, it whitens the teeth to its original color. Suppose the natural color of your teeth is pearly white, it whitens to achieve it. In case, it is ivory white, it whitens to that color. So, the bottom line, it helps you achieve the natural color of your teeth that has lost its original splendor.
  7. Also, it has to be used in little amount according to your teeth sensitivity for a minimum of half an hour to maximum three hours.

 

The green syringe is the whitening gel. The purple one is de-sensitizing gel

The green syringe is the whitening gel. The purple one is de-sensitizing gel

 

The final teeth whitening trays, which have to be filled with whitening gel to start the process of teeth whitening

The final teeth whitening trays, which have to be filled with whitening gel to start the process of teeth whitening

The Teeth Whitening Procedure :

  1. The best time to do it is at night after dinner, for that time we do not eat anything as the process requires us not to consume any food or drinks for a minimum of 30 minutes. Start with brushing your teeth.
  2. Open the teeth whitening syringe and then apply it to the trays and fit in to your teeth. It should sit properly according to your  original denture contour.
  3. You can apply it from 30 minutes to upto three hours, depending on your teeth sensitivity.
  4. The process would leave you drooling profusely.
  5. Once done with the above process, spit out all the saliva and rinse your mouth thoroughly.
  6. Then apply the de-sensitizing gel in the same way as whitening gel. You can apply it for fifteen minutes. Also, the mouth is not supposed to be rinsed after this process.

My Verdict : To begin with I do not have severely stained teeth, the natural color of my teeth is off white. I have used this on every alternate days for a month , up to a total of fifteen applications. At first, the teeth seems to get whitening in patches and gradually the color becomes uniform and definitely brighter and whiter than before. It removes all the discolorations the teeth has acquired over time. Definitely a very good facet of the product and I recommend it to all those who aspire to achieve whiter teeth on a budget. Also, the procedure can be done by oneself in the privacy of home. Initially I had sensitivity due to over use of the product, which disappeared after I reduced the amount.

Pros:

  1. Definitely whitens the teeth to a considerable extent
  2. Safe to use. It did not irritate my teeth when used in less amount.
  3. A teeth protecting de-sensitizing gel is provided that works wonders.
  4. Easy to make impressions , can be done at home.
  5. The entire process of sending and receiving the trays is fast and hassle free.
  6. Good customer service

Cons:

  1. As, my teeth was not that stained, I cannot comment on how it would work on severely tainted teeth.
  2. The drooling during the whitening process is uncomfortable but manageable.
  3. Might cause sensitivity , if used in more than required amounts.

Some Important Links :

1. http://www.smilebrilliant.com/articles/gum-irritation-caused-by-teeth-whitening-is-normal

2.  http://www.smilebrilliant.com/articles/is-teeth-whitening-safe

 Price Details and Shipping Information :

  1. Trays +3 whitening gel syringe = USD 119.95 or INR 7360
  2. Trays+ 6 whitening gel syring = USD139.95 or INR 8587
  3. Trays+9 whitening gel syring = USD 154.95 or INR 9507
  4. The gel can be sold by itself or added to tray kits as per requirement
  5. International shipping is USD 29.95, which includes two way – shipping that is shipping of the entire kit +  final shipment of the custom made trays
  6. The shipping cost of the impressions, which is the intermediate step,  has to be borne by the international customers themselves. It can be done through DHL  etc. In case of Indian customers, they can use local posting services and it would cost between $5 to $ 10 and they ship within 6 to 10 days.
  7. Additional whitening gel syringe costs are furnished below. They can be shipped as per requirement with a shipping charge of USD 19.95.
    • 3 whitening gel syringes = $34.95 USD or (2,145 INR)
    • 6 whitening gel syringes = $54.95 USD or (3,372 INR)
    • 9 whitening gel syringes = $69.95 USD or (4,292 INR)
    • 3 desensitizing gel syringes = $19.95USD or (1224 INR)
    • 6 desensitizing gel syringes = $29.95USD or (1,838 INR)
    • 9 desensitizing gel syringes = $39.95USD or (2,451 INR)

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer : This is based on my experience. The usage of the product is solely the discretion and responsibility of the reader.

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Jovees Revitalizing Avocado Night Cream Review

The Skin has its own cycle of renewal and rejuvenation and it is at its peak at night. So, a skin care regimen before sleeping at night is imperative for the skin. Regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing at night before sleeping is the key to a healthy skin, though the products have to be chosen as per one’s skin type. I advise all women over 25 to include a night cream in her beauty regimen, it helps the skin regenerate and pucker up after a hard day. Also, it helps in moisture replenishment and regeneration of new cells.

Today, I am going to review a night cream from Jovees, which I have been using for past four months.

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The Look: White cream, somewhat stiff. I would have preferred it more creamier and little bit soft in texture. It is very stiff and is hard to blend it into the skin.

The Smell: Nice herbal smell , gentle and soothing.

My Take: I use it daily at night before retiring to bed, after cleansing and toning. The cream is somewhat stiff in texture, and  requires some time to sink into the skin, after being absorbed, the skin feels soft, moist and the effect lasts till morning. It does the job of moisturizing effectively and did not cause any breakouts on me.

Summary: Overall a decent night cream. It should suit normal to dry skin types. Oily skinned women should stay away  from it, as it might cause clogged pores. If you want a good moisturizing night cream , then go for it.

Product Score: 3.5/5

Price: INR 195 for 50 gms

 

 

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Jovees Ayurvedic De-Tan Scrub

I thought, it would not be a good beginning to my post, if It is not preceded with my due apology for being MIA( missing in action) for long. I hope you would forgive my sporadic way of post publishing… as I have re-located abroad and resultant uncertainties, have had their impact on my blog.

I hope you are patient and put up with me, until I try to steer my blog, back to its normal track 🙂

The Product: A ayurvedic de-tan scrub from Jovees.

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The Look:  White and creamy with suspended granules.

The Aroma: Classic, little strong ayurvedic smell , not irksome .

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My Take: Well it is very mild, yet strong enough to slough dead skin cell and for this attribute, I might end up using it forever. Well, a call for those who like mild scrubs! It does not irritate the skin and at the same time does its job well.

As for the de-tan effect, I cannot actually comment as, I expected it to be a great scrub and brightener. Also, I did not have any sun tan to begin with. It does have a polishing and brightening effect after its use though, and effectively removes superficial white and black heads, rendering a smooth and soft skin with a mild after glow.

Overall, a good scrub suited for all skin types including sensitive skin types. Also, it is very cheap In India and definitely worth a try.

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Product Details :

Jovees Ayurvedic de-tan scrub is very special ayurvedic recipe and carefully processed so that the herb and precious natural ingredients do not lose its potency. It has high quality scrubbing granules that have been processed to make sure it helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, helps remove tanning, stimulates skin micro circulation, and helps mitigate blemishes and superficial white and black heads. It shall give fair and radiant look to the skin. Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Method of use : Moisten face and neck. Apply all over the face and neck. Massage gently with fingertips for 2-3 minutes. Leave on for five minutes. Rinse thoroughly and put dry.

Ingredients : Walnut Shell Powder, Wheatgerm Oil, Black Plum, Carrot Seed, Aloevera, Turmeric extract, Lemon Peel extract, Rose Petals extract.

Product Score: 4/5

Price: INR 145

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Biotique Bio Henna Leaf Shampoo Review

Biotique is a pro nature brand encompassing ranges of beauty potions from skincare to make-up. The entry into make-up cosmetics domain is quite recent though. Bioqtiue, has had a sweet sour relationship with me, as in, some products just conjured up magic for me, while some let me down miserably.

I am reviewing the Henna Leaf Shampoo from biotique, the only shampoo from this brand which works magic on my tresses. To mention, I have tried their walnut bark and neem shampoo and they did not live up to my expectations.

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The Look : A light reddish brown gel like appearance, with a runny consistency .

The Smell: Very much herbal or ayurvedic sort of 🙂

My Take: The shampoo lathers luxuriantly, and yet maintains moisture balance on my normal hair. It cleans exuberantly and leaves a lingering herbal smell.  Also, it highlights the hair with a burgundy tinge and even covers grey hair with a reddish hennalike hue. I  love this shampoo for this very fact, as it painlessly imparts a henna tinge to my hair, without the hardwork. Also, it reduces product build up, cleans the hair of dirt and grime, to some extent works on dandruff too. It did not cause any adverse reactions on my hair.

But, I have a warning as it might dehydrate dry hair and it is better that people with dry hair stay away from it.

Summary : A great shampoo for normal to oily hair 🙂 that colors, cleans and conditions in one go. Not recommended for dry hair.

Product Score: 4/5

Price: 180 for 200 ml, also available online.

 

 

 

 

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First Impressions: Smile Brilliiant – Teeth Whitening System

Smile ! the word in itself lights up our hearts and has enough vitality to wade away any misery ! Smile , a gift bestowed upon us , to steer us through time, or any situation ! A simple word with infinite implications, a word that strikes chord universally 🙂

So let us dedicate a moment to light ourselves up and smile 🙂

All toothy grins !

So, words apart, I am here to elaborate and blog about my first impressions on this brand called ” Smile Brilliant ” , which makes teeth whitening systems devoid of high cost and at the same time claims to deliver on quality too.

I have been given a Teeth Whitening Tray by the Company, which is based in St. Louis In the United States, for trial and review.  This post is only a introductory post to my review process and once I complete the procedure, I shall blog about my experience in a sequel post.

About

SmileBrilliant! is a United States based dental lab designed to help their customers receive professional strength teeth whitening without ever visiting a dentist!

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The website:  http://www.smilebrilliant.com/

Description as on Facebook Page :

“Our lab was specifically created to curb the high cost of cosmetic teeth whitening that is charged at dental offices around the world. SmileBrilliant! has grown to service thousands of clients each year. Our lab creates custom-fitted bleaching trays and professional strength bleaching gel. Many people are surprised to discover that it is actually the dental labs like us that do the work for many dentists (making the custom fitted trays and supplying the bleaching gel) for top cosmetic dentists who resell our work to their clients. We were determined to develop our process to cut out the ‘middle man’ and allow clients to have their teeth professionally whitened lab-direct with no dentist visit.Our clients can trust our lab-direct professional teeth whitening service to deliver dramatic results at the very best price, worldwide. We truly believe that if you become our customer – then we’ll have you, your family and friends as clients for life! By doing so we’ll have a solid, reputable business that will grow to be the largest of its kind. So go ahead and become our next teeth whitening client. We believe that you’ll be satisfied with your decision!”

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I have attached few pictures of the Kit …. Curious ?? Yes,  even me 🙂 …
Love …
Tanmayee.
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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick “Flat Out Fabulous” Swatch

The Mac Retro Matte Collection was launched last year and it has been a year that I have been lusting for this particular shade. It appeals to me the most from this range and ever since I bought it , I have been wearing it almost every single day ! Yes, every day !

To wear this,  I stopped wearing warmer hued clothes, for it has cool tones and for  the last two months, since I bought it, I have been wearing dresses of colors that look good with this lipstick 🙂

Now to say, after Mac Ruby Woo, a retro matte … this is my second love …

Only swatch for now …  I hope to review it soon 🙂

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Until Next Time 🙂  Take care !

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Introducing Collegedunia.com, An Exclusive Education Classifieds Portal

About Collegedunia.com –

Collegedunia.com, a portal owned by digital marketing firm 3.14 Digital, based in New Delhi, just released from the dockyard to cater the educational and information requirements of students, parents and colleges.

The website lists 20,000 colleges from various fields like Engineering, Management, Medical, Fashion, Law etc.  This website could be a one stop shop that could cater to all college related queries for students across the country.

Sahil Chalana Founder of Collegedunia, says “We spotted a huge gap in the data being catered and the quality of information being sought by College aspirants in the pre Admission session. The notification of colleges today is very scattered and students are looking out for detailed presentments such as Cut offs, Admission Process, eligibility and even Co-Curricular Facilities.”

He Adds “We currently have information on 15000 colleges and universities Across India and would be able to cover 30000 by the end of 2014. We have a team of 10 people with sole purpose of providing high quality content on Cut Offs, Placements, Admission, Festivals and even minute details such as Course Intake, Fees and Reservation etc.”

For More Information, visit –  http://collegedunia.com

For readers specifically interested in Fashion Studies can follow  “Fashion Designing Exams”  http://collegedunia.com/fashion-designing-exams/
Also, for design students , “Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2015”   http://collegedunia.com/fashion-designing-exams/ceed/

For Example, If we click on the above link, we can get all the information required for the CEED test,  like eligibility criteria, Fee Structures, How to apply, Important Dates etc.

The website is a comprehensive database of all college related Information required by the youth of the country. All this time, there was a dearth of  a media, which could manifest the already existing information and CollegeDunia has exactly catered to this aspect.

I request my readers to take advantage of the information available and share this website information with their friends as well.

 

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Green Tea For a Healthier Mane

Beauty Glimpse is a newly launched beauty, health and lifestyle portal, which is sure to cater to your grooming issues and be a one stop solution to your health and beauty queries.

In this article I share the benefits of Green Tea for a healthier mane. The information has been exclusively shared by http://www.beautyglimpse.com/ for the benefit of readers 🙂

 

Can Green Tea Help With Hair Loss?

Green tea is the new age craze among modern people who want to stay fit and healthy in a comprehensive manner. Known to be an herbal solution that is rich in dietary benefits, green tea is the best help for all who want to lose those extra fats without rigorous workout at the gym. Not only for good health, green tea is equally amazing in hair care and protection needs. Confused? Well, here we will give you all the benefits and profits that you can extract from green tea for your tresses.

Green Tea and Its Components for Hair Health

To start with, let’s know more about green tea and its various aspects for maximum benefits. Green tea is mostly available from the sinensis of Camellia which is processed and extracted according to medical process. Though originally green tea was found in regions of China, nowadays as its demand grows by leaps, green tea is cultivated in other parts of the world simultaneously.

Studies have revealed that green tea contains several components which are significantly beneficial for hair growth and repair requirements. The prominent compounds that you get to find in this herbal tea include polyphenols and flavonoids which are rich in antioxidants and anticarcinogenic properties, thus ensuring maximum health profits. It also contains several other nutrient values such as zinc, vitamin, ascorbic acid and many more which are proved to be great hair repair remedies.

Also read how to use green tea to deal with acne and breakouts in this article.

How Green Tea Repairs Hair Loss Problems?

• The first and foremost benefit that you get to enjoy with green tea is that it is loaded with multiple skincare and healthcare advantages. As it cleans your body toxins from within, your hair root also gets improved and prevented from frequent hair loss problem.

• The prime element found in green tea is antioxidant – a crucial ingredient in skincare and hair repair method. Antioxidants largely help in repairing dead skin cells and enhancing the blood circulation process, thus evacuating clogging and dryness on the scalp.

• Green tea also helps in regulating hormonal changes in human body, especially among women.Therefore, again it acts as prevention in hair loss or scalp baldness which is better known as Alopecia.

• Green tea also adds nourishment and supplements to dry and frizzy hair, giving birth to new hair follicles.

With help of a cup of green tea daily, you can beat all the above stated hair loss problems with ease and effectiveness.

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Garnier Fructics Triple Nutrition Range Review

Well, friends it has been more than a month that I have been MIA ( missing in action) 🙂 …Lot of changes round the corner on personal front,  which I would probably discuss later :).

Here I shall review the triple nutrition range from Garnier Fructics, which claims to have a infusion of three nourishing oils, coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil, eventually fortifying the shampoo’s nourishing attributes.

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I would be rather short here  :)…….. . I have been using this for over two months , two times a week and feel, I am in a position to review it.

My veridict: I feel all three oils together could not conjure up a magic potion. It is a very much average product and I feel it rather makes my hair coarse and limp, after usage. I did not have a good feeling using this and would not recommend it. The smell is good and lathers decently, but somehow I am not impressed. The other two new ranges were much better than this one.

PR sample.honest review.

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