Wednesday, June 27, 2012

IBC Exclusive Pics of The Body Shop's launch of Beauty with Heart ,sneak peek at New Products and more!!

Today I attended The Body Shop, one of the 21st Century’s most iconic and pioneering Brand's grand unveiling of a new beauty movement – called Beauty With Heart – that will inspire individuals everywhere and transform the boundaries of beauty.

"Beauty With Heart places emphasis on a beauty experience that is more than skin-deep, putting a human stamp on beauty and empowering people the world over to Look Good, Feel Good And Do Good. Beauty with Heart is our latest brand platform that connects with younger generations of consumers, keeping the values intact"

Beauty With Heart will spring to life through a new store experience called Pulse. The experiential store will highlight the radical products in a revamped form with attractive and stylish packaging.  

  Shriti Malhotra COO The Body Shop India anchored the event and shared the brand history & brand ethos.
Talking about the bringing the revolutionary beauty movement into India, Shriti Malhotra said, “2012 is a landmark year for us. We will complete 25 years of Community Fair Trade which incidentally started from Madurai in India. We celebrated our 6 year anniversary; starting this journey in India in 2006 we are now present in around 30 cities with over 80 stores. We are excited to launch ‘Beauty with Heart’ and we hope to create a unique and memorable experience that will engage, educate and inform our customers through this movement”.

     The Body Shop states "We travel to all four corners of the globe to make sure that we buy the highest quality, natural ingredients for our products.
But the way we do this is different from other beauty companies. As a pioneer in Community Fair Trade, The Body Shop improves and enriches the lives of the people all around the world."

·         The Body Shop was founded by Dame Anita Roddick, who said: "If business comes with no moral sympathy or honourable code of behaviours, then God help us all."

·         The Body Shop has over 2,700 stores in 63 countries worldwide

·         The Body Shop makes over 1,200 products, all powered by the highest quality natural ingredients

·         80% of The Body Shop products contain one or more Community Fair Trade ingredients, sourced with love and care from all four corners of the globe

·         The Body Shop welcomes over 275 million shoppers to their stores every year

·         Everything The Body Shop does revolves around the five Values, which is what truly sets it apart from any other retailer on the High Street

·         In the last 20 years, The Body Shop has donated over £19 million pounds to over 2,500 charities through The Body Shop Foundation, the charitable giving arm of The Body Shop

·         With over 25 Community Fair Trade suppliers in more than 20 countries, The Body Shop Community Fair Trade programme helps to positively impact the lives of over 300,000 people

·         The Body Shop remains grounded in its five Values, which are: Defend Human Rights, Activate Self Esteem, Support Community Fair Trade, Protect The Planet, Against Animal Testing

You can’t control the weather but now you can control the frizz!

This Monsoon, Matrix Smooththérapie gives you smooth, frizz-free hair even in 97% humidity*!

Mumbai, June 21, 2012: Hair frizzes up when there is high humidity during monsoons making it rough, dull, unruly and unmanageable. Hair can be as unpredictable as the weather. MATRIX, the fastest growing professional salon brand in India, presents Biolage Smooththérapie with the silky serum of Camellia flower seed, which provides controlled smoothness throughout the year. Even in upto 97% humidity*!

Protect your hair from the monsoon frizz and dullness with Smooththérapie’s in-salon BIOSPA Deep Smoothing service that features the Salon exclusive Deep Smoothing shampoo, masque and serum. Packed with the goodness of Camellia, Avocado and Grape seed oil, Smooththérapie envelops your hair with a smooth cocoon of protection and helps continuously smooth hair during the humid monsoons giving you silky, frizz-free and shiny hair.

Korres Raspberry Anti oxidant Liquid lipstick number 56

Korres RaspberryAnti oxidant Liquid lipstick number 56 Its a water based formula for intense color and has long lasting creamy texture. I bought this as a part of a limited edition Korres Raspberry anti oxidant lipstick trio from is the largest online outlet for discounted designer skincare and make up!

The shade is a bold raspberry red, which is semi sheer on a light application and two swipes give completely opaque coverage.The liquid lipstick has a thin,non sticky formula and contains natural raspberry and pomegranate extracts which provide the lips with antioxidants.The lipstick has a cooling moist and extremely comfortable on the lips, the lasting power is around 3-4 hours with mild snacking.

The smell- OMG think *Vanilla cookie with whipped cream and frozen raspberry on top* yes that is exactly how it smells, though it has no flavor the amazing raspberry-vanilla smell is an instant mood booster

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Meet NEW Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Mouthwatering Moisture and a Hint of Soft Shine
Meet NEW Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
What’s colourful, chubby and chock-full of moisture?  Clinique’s new pleasantly plump and playful nourishing lip balm.  Packed with ‘do-gooders’ to keep lips luscious and irresistibly soft, NEW Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm provides a sheer hint of colour that glides on effortlessly, leaving behind a natural blush of colour and sheen.

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm’s highly moisturizing formula uses a special blend of decadent butters, oils and antioxidants to help protect and pamper lips with immediate and lasting moisturization.  Infused with Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil, Chubby Stick delivers a surge of moisture in a sleek stick leaving lips soft, supple and soothed.



Instantly Illuminates Skin and Clinically Proven to Even Skintone in Just Two Weeks

Estée Lauder scientists understand that different ethnicities experience different types of uneven skintone, such as redness, blotchiness, discolorations, acne marks, sun spots and dark spots. Now, Estée Lauder makes it possible to achieve ideal skin. Leveraging almost 30 years of skincare repair authority, Estée Lauder Research unveils NEW Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, a fast-acting serum for all ethnicities, all skin tones. Instantly, skin is illuminated. In just two weeks, uneven skintone is reduced in appearance….clinically proven.

NEW Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator is an intensive, yet gentle oil-free serum featuring exclusive Triple-Optic Technology to instantly illuminate skin for immediate radiance. The serum also features exclusive CorrectTone Technology, a powerful, comprehensive triple-action complex comprised of highly-effective anti-spot ingredients, powerful anti-oxidants and soothing anti-irritants to address the look of every key sign of uneven skintone. Now, all skintones can have fresh, radiant ideal skin that looks incredibly clear, more even-toned and luminous - fast.

MAC Museum Bronze pigment review & swatches

Ever since I posted about my My MAC pigments and Paintpot samples haul, I was flooded with queries and review request for MAC's Museum bronze pigment. I finally decided to quit procrastinating and review this gorgeous pigment soon enough.

Pigments are the ultimate beauty multi-taskers and can be used as eye shadow, mixed with clear polish and used as nail varnish and some shades are also lip safe (not sure if Museum bronze is lip safe).

Launched as a part of MAC's Overrich collection / 2008,MAC describes Museum bronze as a Rich Taupe with Gold Pearl and is a Frost Finish.Personally I feel its a rich, shimmery,deep bronze gold metallic shade.The pigment has buttery smooth almost fluid texture.

The deep brown bronze gold metallic shade will look universally flattering on all skin tones, though warm skinned gals and duskier divas would totally love this one.On the lids it looks less bronze and more like antique gold shade. It has a beautiful metallic sheen and creates dimensional looks on your lids when you don't have time to do a full eye makeup with crease, contouring and blending.If you want to create sophisticate looks with this then use  a rich chocolate brown eyeshadow on the outer corner.

This is also perfect for teeming with rich colored eyeliners like navy, burgundy, emerald, turquoise or amethyst liners.The smooth texture & rich pigmentation mean that you don't need keep digging back and forth with your eyeshadow brush between your shadow pan and your lids. One single sweep will create perfect coverage on the lids.

Monday, June 25, 2012



Mumbai, June, 2012: The monsoon can have adverse effects on your skin. Humidity makes your skin oily, sweaty and dull while attracting impurities, dust and pollution from the atmosphere. The skin behaves almost as irregularly as the weather. While you may have oily skin, it could tend to behave dry and vice versa. What adds to the woes is that even though the sky looks cloudy, the sun’s UV rays can cause severe damage to the skin with harmful effects in the long run. Neutrogena® brings to you the ultimate solution!

Buy your favorite The Body Shop Products now at Lifestyle store near you!

The Body Shop Ties up with Lifestyle

The Body Shop, an iconic retailer of cosmetics and toiletries has opened its FIRST store in association with Lifestyle, one of the leading retail companies in India. On its quest to expand rapidly, the brand has opened a shop-in-shop at Lifestyle – Metropolis Mall, Gurgaon. This is the first time The Body Shop and Lifestyle have joined hands to redefine retail experience for their customers.

With the opening of the 82nd store in India, The Body Shop reiterates their belief in international standards of retailing its products to its customers, and facilitating a world class brand experience at all their stores Pan India.
The Body Shop® products are all naturally inspired and ethically produced beauty and cosmetics products, which are not tested on animals. All The Body Shop® products are 100% vegetarian and with 75% containing fairly traded natural ingredients or accessories from our Community Fair Trade suppliers.

My Hair spa & Algae collagen Masque treatment at Lakme studio-And a walk down memory lane

Lakme` studio Vasant  Vihar & I go way back,its got a very special place in my heart 'coz it was here that I had walked in a clumsy tomboyish girl & stepped out a pretty princess all ready to say I do to my 'Prince Charming'!  

Yes you guess it right I got my Engagement makeup done from Lakme` studio Vasant Vihar (Delhi).
It feels only like yesterday in my memory but its been 4 long years & my skin & hair have borne the brunt of time & needed some serious TLC to bring back that glow.
So when Lakme` studio invited me to an experiential to try out their Algae Collagen Masque and Hair spa service it was more temptation I could deal with.

C'est Moi at Lakme` Studio (Vasant Vihar,Delhi)

I was welcomed by Heereima with some Fresh Cappuccino, Mmm it was delish  I was halfway through my cup before I put it down to click some pics :P
Heereima gave me the Algae collagen Masque treatment and her sweet friendly smile totally put me at ease quickly.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Violetbag brings you the latest in Aromatherapy

Looking for some quality aromatherapy products and essetial oils online? Then head to to create your home spa. Indulge your senses in the luxurious aroma of essential oils.I love using essential oils in diffusers, mmm love the calming effect. I have run out of my bottle of Lavender oil & I'm going to stock up soon :D


This long-wearing gel eyeliner offers the precision of a liquid liner with a soft, satin finish. Perfect for day or night, this unique eyeliner makes it possible to create a precise dark line or a smudgy, smoky eye. The formula’s ultra-pigmented shades glide on easily and deeply for eye-defining color and the lightweight, soft gel texture minimizes pulling and tugging of the delicate eyelid skin, making it appropriate for all skin types. Smudge-proof and waterproof, the quick-dry formula sets quickly and stays put up to 15 hours. Wear it alone or together with your favorite Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Crème or Pure Color EyeShadow shades to create the perfect eye look. The liner is packaged in an elegant glass pot, featuring a glistening golden cap and a petite eyeliner brush for the perfect, precise application every time.

Available in a range of three shades: continuous shades of Stay Onyx, Stay Coffee and Stay Midnight. The Double Wear Eye Stay-in-Place Gel Eyeliner is available at all Estée Lauder stores.

Retail price is INR 1600.

Bally’s IRRE-SWISS-ABLE Women’s Pumps

Bally’s IRRE-SWISS-ABLE Women’s Pumps

Bally pays homage to its Swiss heritage and rich archive in creating three irresistible collections of women’s pumps, each named after the impressive Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva and Basel.

As classically beautiful as Switzerland itself, the luxuriously feminine Zurich, Geneve and Basel pumps are available in an endless array of styles, materials and colours, making it easier than ever for any woman to add this sensationally versatile outline to her wardrobe.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It’S Time For The Latest Beauty Sensation From The Body Shop! Beautifying Oils

It’S Time For The Latest
Beauty Sensation From The Body Shop!
We love... Beautifying Oils

For use on Body, Hair and Face, beautifying oils instantly banish dryness, restore softness and nourish, thanks to special blend of three light weight nut oils. Containing 99.6% natural ingredients and available in 11 of our favourite fragrances at The Body Shop Beautifying Oils give your body, hair and face a natural glow that will leave you looking and feeling great.

6 Gladiators at Jabong that have me drooling!

Ah the perils of online shopping, you can obsess over objects of your desire 24/7. I've been drooling over some really hot Gladiators at

Here are my Top 6 pairs of Gladiators, I'm totally itching to buy a pair, but can't seem to makeup my mind about which one to pick up? Ah choices...


Catwalk Black Gladiators- the sky high heels and jeweled clasps look divine & its at 50% Off!!

Before Rs. 2995 Now Rs. 1499 You save 50%

Catwalk Tan Gladiators looks chic and sophisticate,perfect to pair with a summery dress

Before Rs. 2995 Now Rs. 1499 You save 50%

 Enroute Women Brown Gladiators these flat glads look really comfy and that cage like gladiator design is all the rage

Price Rs. 1399

Jove Glads Red Gladiators to spark up my black, brown and beige infested shoe closet how about a cheery red pair of glads?

Price Rs. 749

Bronx Grey Gladiators-This pair looks so chic! I'm in love!

Before Rs. 1499 Now Rs. 1349 You save 10%

Catwalk Purple Gladiators- Hot pink Stilettos! O-M-G what else can a girl need?!

Before Rs. 2695 Now Rs. 1499 You save 44%



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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sneak peek at my Coastal Scents makeup brushes Haul

Hello my Cupcakes, wanna turn green with ENVY? 
One look at my latest makeup brushes haul from Coastal scents will have even the most devout & pious souls turning into the green eyed monsters ;D

Here's the entire line up of all my latest CS brushes! Don't they look like a mini army of furry tops!

I hauled a 12 piece brush , 2 Classic blush angle large brush one each in natural & synthetic
2 classic large Shadow synthetic brushes and 2 Classic shadow medium synthetic

From Left to right-Classic blush angle large brush synthetic, 2 classic large Shadow synthetic brushes, 2 Classic shadow medium synthetic Classic blush angle large brush one each in natural.
If you are wondering why did I bu 2 of each of these? Well these are the brushes I use the most on a daily basis and in the daily grind its not possible for me to wash my brushes everyday, so I got backups Brilliant right :D

Now for the biggie from the haul 12 piece brush set, comes in a fabulous leatherette casing comes with 12 essential makeup brushes which can be bought individually as well.

25% Off on all L.A. Colors items at

Girls the 25% Off sale on All L.A. colors products is on at
Time to fill up your shopping carts!

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Find out what you are missing- Choco vanilla face and body butter from Vedicline

Come & sink in the sensuous feel of luxurious choco vanilla body butter from Vedicline
If it looks like whipped chocolate icing the effect is totally intentional :) With real cocoa butter, choco powder,caramel this rich velvety body butter has mega moisturizing and calming properties.

You open the jar and gourmet fragrances tempt & tease you, the smell is like Belgian choco chip icecream!
Yummy in my tummy (no seriously don't eat it!)

I bought this from

When it comes to body butters I'm a religious follower of Bath & Body works, Boots Pharmacy Body butter, (sadly both are not very easily available in India) & The Body shop body butters (easily available but pricey).I never even look beyond these staples of mine.I'm extremely demanding of my body butters, this is one item in my beauty routine I cannot live without .Period.

Recently while shopping online I picked Vedicline Choco body butter on a lark, half expecting it to have some over powering chemical infused chocolate flavor.But this humble looking choco vanilla body butter has simply bowled me over! It has a delicious choco vanilla flavor that's as real & natural as they come. 
Quality wise I'd rate it as high as my beloved Bath & Body works Triple moisturizing body cream in Sensual Amber (HG stuff!!!) and higher than The Body shop's cocoa body butter!!( yes you read it right!)

Monday, June 18, 2012




Budding Love   Pale lavender (lustre)
 on black



Father’s Day is an acknowledgement of the unconditional love and support given to us by our dads in our lives, giving people worldwide the opportunity to express and show their appreciation to fathers and father figures alike. 

Father’s Day is becoming more and more popular every year and has now become a recognized festival in the global annual calendar. Today, millions of children across the world express gratitude for their dads as they celebrate Father’s Day festival, which usually falls on the third Sunday in June. Why not treat your dad to a gift from The Body Shop this Father’s Day from accessories to body washes; we have a selection of products on offer that will make for the perfect present.

White Musk®For Men EDT (Size: 100ml Price:  Rs.1095)

The iconic White Musk scent also comes in an eau de toilette for men, which makes the perfect present for fathers worldwide. This light eau de toilette contains notes of geranium, musk and sandalwood which will leave a subtle, memorable, masculine scent.

For Men Maca Root Face Protector (Size: 100ml Price:  Rs.935)

Men need to look after their skin just like women do, so treat your dad to Maca Root Face Protector this Father’s Day. Made from Peruvian sourced maca root, the balancing moisturizer will rehydrate where necessary, protecting and improving skin condition. Its oil-balancing technology will also help to reduce
shine, leaving skin looking and feeling amazing.

The Hottest La Senza Semi Annual Sale is here!

The Hottest La Senza Semi Annual Sale is here!

La Senza, the ultimate lingerie destination announces the Hottest Semi- Annual Sale to hit stores and online from Thursday, June 21st!! The most exciting sale of the year is here… Stock up on all your favorites now!

Get up to 50% off on selected styles
8 for 1690- Cotton Panties
 Buy 1 Get 2nd FREE- Trendy Bras


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