New Launch – L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Magic White Day and Eye Cream!

L’Oreal Paris has a wide range of skincare products available in the Indian market and they have just launched two new products in their whitening range – White Perfect Magic White Double Whitening Cream and White Perfect Magic White Double Whitening Eye Cream. Both of these products claim to instant whitening and fairness of the skin.

The L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Magic White Double Whitening Cream comes in a 50 ml tube and retails for 799 INR while the L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Magic White Double Whitening Eye Cream comes in a 15 ml tube and retails for 599 INR. I am not into whitening products per say but I have a few issues with my under eye area so I am hoping to get some relief with the Magic White Double Whitening Eye Cream specifically. I received samples of both of these products today and will be testing them both tomorrow onwards and will report back with a detailed review. Here’s the press note for all the technical details about the products!

Press Release

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Have dark circles cast a shadow on your day? Want to quickly step out for a brunch but are too lazy to apply make up? Wish for a face cream that provides flawless radiance to your skin instantly? Dullness and dark spots have been a problem to reckon with and L’Oreal Paris experts have come up with the perfect solution for it. L’Oreal Paris introduces 2 new products to the revolutionary White Perfect range – White Perfect Magic White Day Cream and White Perfect Magic White Eye Cream.

The White Perfect Range is a one stop skincare and radiance solution for women. It is customized to provide instant radiance to the skin in 5 seconds and ensure natural and healthy looking skin in just 4 weeks!

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The new additions to the range takes care of various skin care issues that women face while dealing with the ever changing weather and increasing levels of pollution. White Perfect Magic White Day Cream Enriched with Double Whitening KPT Technology, White Perfect Magic White Day Cream utilizes thousands of magical TI02 beads that melt into the skin to instantly brighten, revitalize and smoothen skin texture. The micro beads, further, initiate micro-exfoliation to accelerate the skin regeneration procedure, thus reducing dullness and dark spots. L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Magic White Day Cream is priced at Rs 799.

White Perfect Magic White Eye Cream Formulated with Vitamin CG, Caffeine and Opti Blur technology, White Perfect Magic White Eye cream causes an instant blur effect and visible contouring and brightening around the eyes. Micro-whitening pigments present in the formula ensure visible reduction in dark circles, bags, and wrinkle lines. L’Oréal Paris White Perfect Magic White Eye Cream is priced at Rs 599.

So be it a meeting or a date, you no longer have to worry because instant flawless radiance is just 5 seconds away! L’Oréal Paris White Perfect Magic White Day Cream and L’Oréal Paris White Perfect Magic White Eye Cream are available across all L’Oréal Paris modern trade outlets.

About L’Oréal Paris: L’Oréal Paris is a truly global beauty brand combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. Our signature phrase, “Because You’re Worth It”, is meant to inspire each and every woman to embrace her own unique beauty and reinforce her sense of self-worth. As the biggest beauty brand in the world, L’Oréal Paris has an unparalleled commitment to technology, research and innovation, providing groundbreaking, high-quality products for women and men of all ages and ethnicities. The L’Oréal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories – hair color, cosmetics, hair care, and skin care – and includes such well known brands as Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 hair care, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Color Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations among many others. L’Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, “you’re worth it”.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash and Body Butter – Review

Hi everyone, The Body Shop introduced a new range of bath and body products recently in India. The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea range includes :

  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Soap
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Eau de Cologne

I picked up a couple of products from this range as I love fresh scents. All of these products smell absolutely amazing and I wanted to pick up the Fuji Green Tea Eau de Cologne but resisted myself and got the Fuji Green Tea Body Wash and Body Butter. I have been using them for a couple of weeks so here is the review of both of the products!

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea price

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Bath and Body range

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash

Product: The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash

Claim: Cleanse and purify skin, while detoxing body and soul, with the crisp and refreshing scent of Fuji Green Tea Body Wash. It is a soap-free, lather-rich formula cleanses and purifies skin.

Quantity: 250 ml

Price in India: 425 INR

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash review

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash comes in a clear plastic (recycled) bottle with a silver flip top lid. The body wash has a gel like clear texture and is slightly green in color. It has a very refreshing and soothing scent.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash

I have used the Fuji Green tea body wash with and without loofah and in both cases it lathers really well and the refreshing scent fills the whole bathroom! This body wash is free from SLS but contains SLES (a milder form of SLS, a foaming agent usually found in soaps). It makes my skin feel awake and clean without making it dry.

I think this scent will be liked by many people since it is not very strong or mild especially in bath products, I mean who does not want to feel refreshed!

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea range

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash

Rating: 5/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes

I would highly recommend this body wash to all bath and shower lovers. It has a beautiful scent and a gentle texture. I will definitely consider repurchasing this body wash and try out the other products from this range!

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter

Product: The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter

Claim: Smooth on replenishing hydration, while detoxing body and soul, with the crisp and refreshing scent of Fuji Green Tea Body Butter. It has a light-weight texture and provides 24 hour hydration to all skin types.

Quantity: 200 ml

Price in India: 1095 INR

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter price in india

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter comes in a mint green plastic tub packaging with a twist open lid. Well, it is The Body Shop standard Body butter packaging; which is also the reason why I will not bring up the hygiene factor of the body butter. This packaging is widely accepted across the world. Anyhow.

When I was picking up these products, I had a body moisturizer in mind and was planning to buy one of the body lotion, body sorbet or body butter. Since I have dry skin, I decided to stick to what works for me and what I always enjoy using from The Body Shop bath range – body butters. So I got the Fuji Green tea body butter.

The body butter is light green in color and has a rich consistency and a luxurious feel despite its lightweight texture. It has the refreshing green tea scent that makes me feel instantly happy (idk why).

It is easy to apply and spread on the skin. The hydration lasts for hours on my dry skin and if I apply it after bath in the morning, I do not feel the need to apply it again at night. The scent of the body butter lasts for a few hours (2-3 hours) after application. I really enjoy using this body butter especially alongwith the Fuji Green Tea body wash!

Rating: 4.5/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes

I enjoyed using both The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body wash and body butter in the past couple of weeks. I sort of regret not buying the Eau de Cologne from the same range, it would have had a greater impact in terms of scent for me. The Fuji Green Tea scent is very refreshing, but is not very strong to actually interfere with my perfume. I still stuck with citrus and other refreshing scents while using the Fuji Green Tea bath and body products.

Gillette Venus #SubscribeToSmooth 30 day Challenge and Blogger event!

Hi everyone, I recently attended a Blogger event hosted by Gillette Venus India. The agenda of the evening was to encourage women to adopt shaving as a hair removal technique. Since there are a lot of misconceptions around shaving, Gillette had brought 3 women to bust these myths and also educate other women on proper shaving techniques. There were Kriti Sanon, actress and Gillette Venus brand ambassador, Namrata Soni, celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert, and Dr. Rashmi Shetty, a leading dermatologist based in Mumbai, on the panel.  The event was held at Vivanta by Taj – Ambassador.

Gillette Venus Shaving Session with Kriti Sanon and beauty expert Namrat...

I got my shaving myths busted by the Gilette Venus beauty experts which I will be talking about in my next post. This was the first beauty event I attended after moving to Delhi and I had a lot of fun while also learning more about hair removal.

Gillette Venus Shaving Session with Namrata Soni, Dr. Rashmi Shetty and ... dr rashmi shetty at gillette venus event

* I am in the background of this pic in the blue dress…OOTD post coming soon!

A little bit about shaving:

Shaving is the easiest, fastest and the most convenient way of hair removal. I had my reservations about shaving since my mind was full of myths prevalent in our society. But they all went away when I actually started shaving my legs. I had moved to Sweden and I was on a budget so shaving was pretty much my only option. I did it for over 10 months and did not face any problems. Since then, I have been a fan of shaving even though I do like waxing (it helps remove tanning) and alternate between these two methods of hair removal.

4 reasons I love shaving:

  1. It takes a few minutes to do my legs and arms in the shower. Fast!
  2. I can do it at any time of the day and the equipment (razor and any foaming agent) is always at hand. Convenient!
  3. It is mess and pain free.
  4. It has no side effects like burning, itching, etc.

Since I am pro shaving anyway, I have decided to take the Gillette Venus “Subscribe to Smooth” – 30 Day Challenge. Which means that I will stick to shaving for the next 30 days and share the progress report here on the blog. Fingers Crossed!

Thanks to Gillette Venus India for the beautiful hamper! I am looking forward to share this journey with you. So if you want to join me in this challenge, get started with the Gillette Venus Razor for women. Buy them from Flipkart, Amazon.

For information, check out the Gillette Venus App.

I will be sharing my OOTD and makeup for the event in an upcoming post! In case you would like to ask any questions related to shaving, please them in the comments section or any of my social media.

New Launch – L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique Matte Transforming Powder

Have back-to-back meetings planned for the day and want to look perfect throughout?

Joining your friends on a day long shopping spree but afraid of what the heat will do to your makeup?

Do you feel that the dust and pollution has left your skin looking dull and drab?

L’Oreal Paris brings an end to your woes by introducing Mat Magique compact – It’s the Matte that does it all! Infused with Volcanic Perlite Minerals Mat Magique compact lets you stay shine-free, worry-free and flawless for 12 hours.

L'Oreal Mat Magique Matte Transforming Powder

L’Oreal Mat Magique All-in-one Matte Transforming Powder

With 5 shades, specially  created to suit Indian skin tones, Mat Magique compact blends smoothly into your skin to give impeccable coverage without looking cakey. At a special price point of just Rs. 399, L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique compact is easy to apply and frees you from touch ups, every time you decide to go out.

The new compact from L’Oreal Paris is also enriched with SPF 34 PA+++ to help protect your skin from the sun and make it look blemish free, healthy and radiant all day long. Wear it as a base or just sport it as is, L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique compact gives you an ultra sensorial creamy touch, priming your face and minimizing pores to give you the skin you always desired. So don’t be afraid to step out in the heat and humidity as Mat Magique compact helps you create the perfect make-up look everyday. Because you’re worth it!

I have received all shades from this range and I am really pumped to try these Matte powders. The review and swatches of the L’Oreal Mat Magique Matte Transforming Powder will be coming up on the blog soon. Stay tuned!

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter – Review, Details!

Long time no The Body Shop review? So here is the review of a citrus body butter that I picked up earlier this year. I had actually picked up 4 body butters that day (yes I am a The Body Shop maniac) so the delay in coming to the fourth one is obvious considering I also tested out a few body moisturizers from other brands as well in these months. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter is also sold under the name of Clementine Body butter in other countries. Okay so let’s jump into the review!

The Body Shop Satsuma Body butter ingredients

The Body Shop Satsuma Body butter

Product: The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter (aka The Body Shop Clementine Body Butter)

Claim: This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade shea butter and smells of fresh satsuma. 24-hour hydration. Fresh satsuma scent

Quantity: 200 ml (6.9 oz.)

Price: 1095 INR

Ingredients: Water, Shea Butter, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Soybean Oil, Limonene, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Cocoa Seed Butter, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Tangerine Peel Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Citral, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Geraniol, Citric Acid, CI 14700/Red 4

For normal to dry skin

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter comes in an orange plastic tub which is totally fitting with the product. The body butter is slightly peach in color and has a nice texture which is lighter than many of the other body butter (like Olive body butter) from the brand. The scent is heavenly! This smells of ripe tangerines which is so refreshing to the senses.

The body butter, given its light texture, spreads well on the skin and absorbs fast. It moisturizes the skin well and the effect lasts through the day, or night depending upon when you use it. The scent also lingers for quite a while which is noticeable. Pair this with a citrus perfume and scent lasts all day!

People with very dry skin, like me, might like something a bit more rich than the Satsuma body butter but people with normal to dry skin will love this especially during the hotter months of the year!

Rating: 4/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: No

The Body Shop Clementine Body butter

The Body Shop Satsuma Body butter

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The Body Shop Satsuma Body butter

I like citrus scents and this light moisturizer with citrus scent perfectly fits the bill except that my skin is too dry for its light texture (light texture when compared to the other body butters). I enjoy using The Body Shop products and I certainly had fun trying out the Satsuma body butter but I will try out other body butters from the brand that are targeted towards my skintype. The next ones I am looking to try out are the Japanese Cherry Blossom and Indian Jasmine. Your recommendations are welcome!

Have you tried The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter? Which is your favorite body product from the brand? Share your thoughts in the comments!