Tip of the day

To make nail polish stay longer, always apply nail polish over dry nails. Do not forget to use a base and a top coat too!

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Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation Review

Hello everyone. Today I am going to review the first foundation on this blog. It is the Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation.

Like every other Indian girl, my journey with foundations started with our very own Lakme. Here goes my review. Let us see what I like and dislike about this stuff..

About the product: Invisible Finish Foundation offers perfect blending and full coverage for a flawless almost invisible finish. Water based. With SPF 8. In shades especially created for Indian skin tones.
I have it in shade no. 04. This shade is suitable for medium/dusky skin tone.

Price: Rs. 185 for 25mL.
Packaging: This foundation comes packaged in a translucent glass jar, with a purple lid. Shade number is mentioned on the bottom of the bottle. A spatula is attached on the inside of the lid, as shown in the below pic.

Availability: Easily available at stores, at general cosmetic stores and online.
My take on Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation: I was on a lookout for a foundation for daily wear for myself. I wanted something light on my skin, at the same time providing full coverage, oil control and sun protection. I know, we girls get so greedy sometimes 😛
Before blending
After blending


  • Provides medium coverage for marks on my face.
  • Spreads easily on the face. Does not streak.
  • Has a light, pleasant fragrance, which stays all day long.
  • It is waterproof. Not much fading, even if you sweat.
  • Travel friendly packaging.
  • Price.
  • Shade selection for dusky skin is not that great. Even though I bought the shade which was the closest match to my skin, it leaves behind a whitish cast on my face.
  • Does nothing to control oil around the T-zone. I need to apply powder frequently.
Will I repurchase this?: No, only because of the shade.
Verdict: If you find the perfect shade, go ahead and buy it. Try this foundation on your full face before buying.
TDIB rating: 5/10.
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Tip of the day

Oatmeal is an excellent natural scrub and is easily available in the kitchen. 

Benefits: It helps in removing dead cells from the face, imparting a fresh look.

How to use: To prepare an oatmeal pack, mix ½ cup of oatmeal with ½ cup milk and make a paste. Clean your face with normal water and then apply the pack evenly on your face. Allow the pack to rest for 10-15 mins and then rinse off with warm water while scrubbing your face with the pack in circular motions.

Enjoy a clean face!
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Style check-1

Hey all Beauties!

Indian bridal wear has its own place in the heart of every Indian girl, right from childhood. Every girl has her own style and her own favourites when it comes to bridal wear.
Here is a still from the upcoming Bollywood movie Housefull 2.

All the female actresses here are bedecked in traditional Indian bridal wear.
From left to right:
Zarine Khan is wearing red and pink lehenga choli. She has accessorised her look with a matha-patti (head band), a nose ring, earrings, 2 heavy neck pieces, along with hath-phool and chooda.

Asin is wearing red and gold lehenga, and has worn maang-tikka, a neck piece, earrings and chooda accessorise her look.

Jacqueline Fernandes is wearing an orange and red lehenga, which she has teamed with a bright pink net dupatta. She has also braided her hair in a long plait. For jewellery, she is wearing maang tikka, earrings, neck pice and chooda.

Shahzahn Padamsee can be seen wearing a gold and orange lehenga with a pink and purple dupatta. She has also teamed her attire with mang tikka, earrings, a heavy neck piece and chooda.

All in all, in the above still from the movie, all the ladies are looking their best in traditional bridal finery.

Who is your favourite amonst the lot?

Do leave a comment below!

Image source: [1]

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Tip of the day

For glowing skin, mix together 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice and a pinch of turmeric powder. Swipe onto your face with a cotton ball. Leave to dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with fresh water.

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Tip of the day

Starting today, one beauty tip will be shared at the blog daily. Hope you like this new feature.

Today’s tip:

If you own a shade of lipstick which is too bright for you, tone it down by mixing a drop of your foundation with the lipstick. Then apply it on your lips. The shade will change, and the lipstick will stay on your lips for longer.

Do not forget to comment below and share your unique tip with everyone.

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Biotique Aloe Vera Face and Body Sun Protection SPF 75 Review

Hello Beauties!!
Ah, sunscreens! A sunscreen is a cream or gel that needs to be applied onto the skin to avoid/ prevent skin damage from the harmful effect of the sun’s rays. A sunscreen should ideally be worn every day, before sun exposure, even on a cloudy day, as the sun’s rays have their effect even if it cloudy outside.
Since summers are here, I am now going to review my latest sunscreen from Biotique.

About the Brand: Founder Vinita Jain, one of the most influential and admired entrepreneurs today, spent her childhood amid the lush greenery of her father’s tea estates in Assam and Darjeeling, India, where she imbibed the ancient Science of Ayurveda. After graduating from Delhi University, Vinita studied bio-technology in Switzerland. She used her immense knowledge and interest in bio-science to start Biotique, and to pioneer a new age of potent organic beauty that uses time-tested Ayurvedic therapies blended with contemporary science and beauty treatment requirements. Biotique treatments do not cover up problems—they eliminate them. With 100% natural botanicals. No chemicals. No preservatives. No animal testing. Even the packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable.[1] 
Coming to the review now.

Product claims: A blend of alow vera and neem leaves that help to protect skin from environmental pollution and microbes. Keeps skin smooth and healthy.

Instructions for usage: Before sun exposure gently massage appropriate amount into the body.

Price: Rs. 180/- for 210 mL.

Ingredients: Aloevera gel, Melia Azadirachta Ext (Neem Chhal kwath), Cyperus Scariosus ext. (Nagarmotha kwath), Helianthus Annus Oil (Surajmukhi Tail), Alpinia Galanga Ext (Kulanjan Beek Kwath, lotion base.

My experience: TheBiotique aloe vera face and sun protection lotion is a light, soft lotion. It is light green in colour, although on blending, it does not leave behind any coloration on the skin. It blends smoothly, without leaving behind any oily residue or oily cast.


ü  Light consistency (but not runny)
ü  Does not leave behind any color residue
ü  Blends effortlessly into the skin
ü  Pocket friendly price.
ü  Can be used on face as well as other parts of the body
ü  Herbal product.
ü  Did not break-out my skin.
ü  Does not make skin oily or lead to sweating, as with other sunscreens.


o   The smell. It smells of neem quite strongly, and the smell lingers on my skin for quite some time, which bothers me upto some extent.
o   The packaging is too bulky. If I need to carry this in my purse for re-application during the day, it just bulks up my purse. Needs to be transferred to another bottle.

Will I repurchase?: Yes.

Do I recommend this product?: Yes. It is great value for money.

TDIB Rating: 
 [1]-Information source:Here
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The dusky Indian beauty

Hi everyone. This post is about the ever so beautiful dusky Indian girls, adored by everyone.
The general idea of a beautiful girl is about someone who is extremely fair, very tall, slim, i.e. to say that only fair girls are considered beautiful in most parts of our country. People in India seem to be obsessed with fairness, and this reflects in the general mindset towards dusky girls. They are looked down upon even by their own parents, not to say, the society at large is always biased towards them. They would frequently be rejected for marriage based on their skin color. To top it all, television and other forms of media rampantly show advertisements about products meant to make them fair. But then, that is just a business opportunity for the companies making such products, because they just want to cash-in on the people’s obsession for fairness.
Well, here’s a small compilation on all the beautiful ladies that defy this rule, and yet are beautiful in their own ways:

1.       Bipasha Basu: She is the epitome of being a dusky beauty. Smart, stylish, and completely confident in her skin. This Bengali beauty is a known fitness freak, and has an enviable figure ever since we know her.

2.       Deepika Padukone: Another of bollywod’s famous actresses, she is also known for her combination of beauty with brains. This tall and beautiful actress has caught the attention of everyone for her impeccable looks. Nothing can take away the limelight from her, be it her debut with Shahrukh Khan, or her affair with Ranbir Kapoor or Siddharth Mallya.

3.       Priyanka Chopra: Our very own Miss World for the year 2000, she is a famous Bollywood actress. She has many a hit films in her kitty. She is also a National Award winner for the Best Actress category in 2010 for her role in the movie ‘Fashion’. Below is her pic where she is receiving the award from the Honorable President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil.

4.       Lara Dutta: Miss Universe 2000, Lara Dutta is known for her roles in comedy films in Bollywood. She is now the wife of tennis player Mahesh Bhupati, and they are both the proud parents of a daughter, whom they have named Saira.

5.       Freida Pinto: An actress of Indian origin, she is known for her role of Latika in the 2008 Academy Award winning filmSlumdog Millionaire. She has featured in People magazine’s “Most Beautiful People List” and “List of World’s Best Dressed Women”. She has also featured in the “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” poll conducted byAskmen.com in 2010. She has also been listed in the top ten list of the fashion magazine Vogues 2009 annual list of the most stylish women.

6.       Kajol: The actress with a recors for most Best Actress awards at the Filmfare Awards, and a Padma Shree for her contribution to the Indian cinema in the year 2011, she is also a loving wife and a doting mother. Her on-screen chemistry with actor Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the best in the hindi film industry so far.

7.       Nandita Das: She is best known for her performances in Deepa Mehta’s films Fire and Earth. She is also the first Indian woman to be inducted into the International Women’s Forum‘s hall of fame.

8.       Chitrangada Singh: She won heart of millions of people by her role in her debut movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in the year 2005.

Hope you liked this post.
Would you like to add any names to the list?

Disclaimer: I do not wish to rank any personality here.
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