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I'm a huge fan of Tresemme products and have tried every single range they have in the market! How will I miss something that is so made for my hair type and has to be used as I prefer? So yes I tried their reverse shampoo system Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo And Conditioner a while back and do you know what happened?
What Tresemme Says About Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo And Conditioner
Struggling to build body and volume? Rewrite the rules with the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume collection, a revolutionary reverse wash haircare system for gorgeous, shiny hair that’s full of bounce.
About the collection
Using conditioner is vital to healthy-looking locks, but as anyone who struggles to build body in their tresses will attest, sometimes it seems like we have to sacrifice volume for softness. But not anymore: the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume system is a game-changer. Introducing our reverse wash system: condition first with the Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner. Specially designed to be used before shampoo, this unique conditioner delivers just the right amount of hydration so your hair is smooth and soft.
How it works
The Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner is formulated with Fleximax Volumizers and Fiber Polishing Actives, which bind to the cuticle to help keep strands polished, yet never flat. Fleximax Volumizers are the secret ingredient in the Hair Maximizer, creating flexible bonds between the hair fibres for locks that look as good as they feel.
What It Contains?
Price: 80 ml 80 INR (Shampoo), 80 ml 110 INR (Conditioner) Also available in bigger packs and combos
My Views On Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo And Conditioner
The Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo and Conditioner come in similar packaging as all their other ranges - shampoo in a black bottle & conditioner in a white one with press-click opening to dispense the product. The cap dispenses right amount of product - never more, never less! I love the lettering color in this range, it's in beautiful metallic pink color :D
Now this Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume range is specifically designed for fine, straight hair as it gets limp and loses the volume when conditioned the regular way. Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume range is all about Reverse Shampooing which means condition first, shampoo next! To know more about it and the benefits you can check out my detailed post here :) To make it clear the bottles do come with numbering like 1,2 indicating the step. It is suppose to give you visibly voluminous hair for 3 days!
Now I have thin, fine, straight hair and I have been reverse washing my hair for like a few years and this range gave me a thrill like "yay someone heard me!" :D Although intrigued by the whole concept I didn't pick this one right away as I had a few bottles of shampoo to finish up already. I suddenly picked it up one day when I went for grocery shopping. Now that's my usual way of picking up shampoos, shower gels, random soaps, face washes :P
The Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Conditioner comes in their signature white bottle as I said and the conditioner is of a opaque white color. This particular conditioner is more soft & creamier than their other ranges. The conditioner almost feels like water - it's that light! I kind of needed more product than I would usually use because of this. The conditioner blends well on hair and conditions within a minute - although I prefer leaving it on for 3-5 minutes.
The Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo cleanses off the conditioner very well leaving your scalp and hair perfectly clean and smooth. It works similar to all other shampoos from Tresemme but doesn't weigh down my hair. I always air dry my hair and after drying my hair doesn't look limp or lifeless! I never noticed a particular boost in volume but yes my hair was visibly voluminous and it didn't get greasy or oily for good 2 days (sometimes 3 days but for sure my scalp gets greasy at the end of 2nd day!). I didn't notice any difference in my hair fall - it was the same as before (I do lose hair while washing).
Now that's how my hair looks after using this range :) - Air dried hair
Overall it's quite an innovative range which is perfect for thin, fine hair but nothing more. If washed the right way all other ranges of Tresemme shampoos & conditioners leave the same effect on my hair. So I didn't repurchase this as the Tresemme Climate Control Range is my uber favourite all through the year!! ;)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (-0.25 for not being superficial and -0.25 for availability as I couln't easily spot them in local stores)
Have you used the Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume range? Did you like it? Did it suit your hair type? Do let me know in the comments :)
When I was a kid I always used to wonder how those movie heroines have such glowy pink cheeks and sometimes deep orange ones!
Growing up I realized that it’s makeup that makes their cheeks look so gorgeous & funny at times :D
When I became a makeup lover the second thing I picked up was a blush palette but I never wore it until it reached it’s EOL because you know I didn’t want to look like a clown :/
But after I gained a bit of makeup skills (still a learner though!) I learnt how much good and important it is to make your makeup look graceful <3 Than blush quads I love singles because they are easy to carry around and play with – also once you find a perfect shade that suits your skintone well you are sorted! After trying a few blushes I laid my eyes on this Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher in Ginger Surprise for a really long time and picked it up finally ;) I loved it’s packaging and the super festive color. Want to know if I loved it? Read on beautiful :)
What Lakme Says About Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher
Get those dreamy rose-kissed princess cheeks with this pure pressed powder blusher and blush
The perfect blend of naturally enhanced shades & color, Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher builds soft layers to give your cheeks the ultimate coverage. It is sheer and light weight in application with color that blends naturally on all Indian skin tones.
Step 1: Lightly sweep the brush through the blush and then tap it to remove any excess.
Step 2: Make a fish face (suck in your cheeks) and notice the apple of your cheeks.
Step 3: Apply the blush to the centre of the apples and blend the colour along your cheekbone.
Step 4: Make gentle strokes with the brush from your cheeks (towards your nose) to the side of your face (towards your ears). Repeat on the other cheek.
Step 5: Make sure you apply this product only after you have applied your foundation & compact.
Shades Available: Rose Crush, Peach Affair, Ginger Surprise
My Views On Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher Ginger Surprise
The Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher Ginger Surprise comes in a cute, compact rectangle click-shut box with transparent lid and a rose gold tinted plastic case. The case is quite sleek and comes with a flat brush to apply the product, but I don't find it quite useful as it is so tiny!. The Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher Ginger Surprise is housed well inside a signature Lakme 9 to 5 Rose Gold Carton as well just like their other products. I love how they maintain the packaging so unique for the range :)
Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher Ginger Surprise is a warm toned brick orange shade with almost invisible golden flecks which is a very good choice for any skintone. The shade would especially look flattering on darker and deeper skin which is great for the Indian market. As it has a warm tone I love using it together with my bronzer than a highlighter for that ultimate tanned look!
Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher Ginger Surprise is a finely milled soft, smooth powder which spreads easily and blends like dream. The blush has a warm orange tint and a sheen due to the golden particles in it. A little goes long way and as instructed it is good to tap off excess product before applying because a little more can make you look like a freak show! The blush is very festive and is a great choice for parties, weddings and festivals. Tone it down a bit and can sport it easily for work too :) – perfect if you don’t like contouring or highlighting while going for work. The Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher blends so well onto skin and stays for almost the whole day if left undisturbed. I have oily combination skin and as the day moves there is a combat going on between this blush and my super oil-oozing nose :D yet the blush defeats my nose!
Swatch - Unblended
Swatch - Blended
Overall I’m so happy with the blush and love using it a lot. I’m not much of a blush person when it comes to everyday makeup but when I do a full face makeup I certainly don’t miss a blush!
How about you? Are you a fan of blushes? Do you love using them? What is your favourite blush? Do let me know in your comments :)
Baby doll dresses have a history that assures that certain things can never change. The classic vintage corsets and bra or the trendy push up that has evolved to today’s form, but the purpose of these dresses remains to be the same. They are worn with the intention of highlighting the sensuality of the female form and helping to have an erotic fun filled s*x life.
Present Day Look!
The present-day Sexy Baby Doll Dresses are sexy lingerie that fills up your partner with loads of love. You will find a lot of options for these baby doll dresses which makes it tough to decide which one to buy. The shape, size and beautiful breasts along with other body parts of a woman’s body can be appropriately placed only if a suitable hot baby doll dress has been selected. The naughty and exotic baby doll dresses should be selected with great precision, and for this, the assistance of specialist from the field if required should be taken. Go for electric colors or the regular black and white or adorn in any pastel shade, these sexy baby doll dresses will create an impact.
Why Buy Sexy Baby Doll Dresses?
Let's explore the reasons to buy these lovely erotic sexy baby doll dresses.
To increase your sexual appeal The sexy baby doll dresses enhance your s*x appeal and help you to have a rocking bedroom life. S*x is an essential part of life, and it is needed for a healthy relationship, thus to break the monotony of the usual s*x life these baby doll dresses could prove to be an asset. Therefore not only for the special occasion and celebrations, but to make any day special, just get into these sexy baby doll dress. These dresses provide full coverage, and they add fresh air to the bedroom.
Can be worn anywhere
These baby doll dresses are made of a soft and thin material, and thus they can be comfortably worn in the workplace too. Wear it beneath a silky shirt and get the feeling of softness with the fabric inside the blouse. From the unlimited options try to grab sensual erotic silk panties for work and to be ready once you reach home to surprise your partner.
To feel more feminine
When we are moving towards a gender-equal society, it is essential that you stand up to men and prove your work to be better and superior to them. But while doing so, it is not necessary that you have to feel like a man; thus these sexy baby doll dresses come in picture. These dresses add to your feminine appeal, and it will not be an exaggeration to add that they increase the feminine part of you.
Choose a lighter style so that you can comfortably wear it to work. The best part is that after work if you have special dinner plans with the man of your life, just replace the formal dress with a jacket and skirt and you are ready with a Sizzling Hot Attire. Be comfortable in your skin and choose the right Babydoll dress for you to rock that night ;)
Fall is already here and most of us are slowly transforming to warmer shades and winter pullovers! Our closets are getting a make-over with some old, some fresh and new winter apparels to just keep ourselves warm :) But what excites us makeup lovers more are the fall lipstick shades that we could just pull out and flatter everyone ;) Today I'm reviewing one such shade that has won all my love :))
What Maybelline India Says?
Long day ahead? Maybelline’s Superstay 14 Hour Lipstick keeps your lips looking gorgeous all day! With super staying power and a weightless formula, this lipstick feels light, fresh and comfortable. Available in 20 different shades, you’re sure to feel spoilt for choice!
Here’s Why You’ll Love It
14 hour Lipstick with an ultra-lightweight formula: Stays fresh, light, and comfortable Super rich color that lasts for 14 hours Pigments are enveloped in a long wearing system 16 long wearing shades
For Best And Long Lasting Results
Apply your lip color by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.
What It Contains?
Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Stearyl Heptanoate, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Alumina, Parfum / Fragrance, Cyclomethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Benzyl Alcohol, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Paraffin, Dimethicone. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine.
The top half is the cap of the lipstick in white in color. The lipstick bullet comes in a silver casing. The packaging is sturdy and wonderful. Perfect to carry in your purse or handbag ;) It has a yummy sweet fragrance which isn't bothersome.
Maybelline Superstay 14 Hour Lipstick in Wine & Forever is a beautiful wine red shade with plum undertones. Its a perfect shade for fall and suits almost all skintones! The deep tones give a bit matured look to your face but is a great choice if you are into plum & wine red lip shades :) It blends well and dries to a perfect matte finish.
Texture & Coverage
The Maybelline Superstay 14 Hour Lipsticks have a thick and nice texture. The lipstick spreads well and is easy to apply. The superstay lipsticks have a semi-matte finish and they set to a matte finish after application. Just one swipe is enough to get a decent coverage and two swipes gives you perfect coverage :) Although the lipsticks are easy to apply and blend still they tend to settle in fine lines on the lips so it has to be applied with caution.
Make sure not to apply more than 3 layers as it starts caking and appears layered! Transfers a little to your favo coffee mug - blot well for making it kiss-proof ;) Also these lipsticks tend to dry out your lips after a few hours of application.
The Maybelline Superstay 14 Hour Lipsticks take a minute to set on the lips and once set lasts long enough! It lasts for good 8 hours with mild snacking but if you have meals in between the lipstick would fade away with a nice tint. After 5 hours it starts fading a little and leaves a nice tint behind which doesn't go off until wiped with a tissue. The lipstick is waterproof and doesn't come off with just water! However it can be removed easily with your regular makeup remover or wet wipes.
Attractive Packaging, easy to carry around Intense pigmentation, gives opaque coverage with just 2 swipes Long lasting, lasts easily for 6-7 hours Smooth semi matte texture, comfortable on lips when applied the right way Yummy fragrance Leaves a nice tint on lips after fading Survives light Snacking Easily available Wide shade selection
Not transfer proof Formula wouldn't suit dry lips Expensive for 3.3 gms Tugs a little over time Fades easily on the center of your lips Tends to settle into lip lines due to the finish
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (-0.5 for the high pricing although its worth every penny!)
Vitamin E is such a great nutrient for both skin and hair. It just nourishes your hair making it healthy and shiny! And what it does for your skin you ask - it brings out the inner glow to give you that glamorous glowing skin! Rushing to go buy a bottle of Vitamin E oil? Just wait until you finish reading this article to source it easily :)
What Does ManneQuin's Say About ManneQuin's Vitamin E Skin Care Oil?
Prevents pregnancy related stretch marks Contains Anti Aging & Moisturizing properties for the skin Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles Sun burn treatment Reduces appearance of scars & marks Moisturizes the skin for blisters & cracks on the skin
How to Use
Take considerable amount of oil and pour onto the affected parts of the skin Rub the oil until it gets absorbed Apply twice a day i.e Morning & Night Re-application can be done depending upon individual's requirement
Price & Quantity: Available in 50, 100 & 250 ml bottles
I was using vitamin E capsules for my skincare and puncturing the capsules everyday started putting me off soon! And one day I found this ManneQuin's Vitamin E Skin Care Oil at a local store and I had to pick it & that is how I met this cutie!!
Vitamin E oil is widely known for it's goodness for skin and hair. Vitamin E oil can be used topically for skin & hair as well to improve the overall health of them. ManneQuin's Vitamin E Skin Care Oil comes in a cute yellow bottle with a purple click-shut press cap. It has a small opening to take out the oil which is neither too big nor too small - just the right amount is dispensed :) ManneQuin's Vitamin E Skin Care Oil bottle comes packed inside a carton box. Also Read: D'Free Overnight Anti-Dandruff Lotion Review
It has the standard Vitamin E oil fragrance and no additional perfumes to make it smell better - I would say it's a good thing. So how do I use this oil in my everyday skincare and haircare routine?
Caution: Always perform a patch test before using it to check for allergies
Haircare Routine With ManneQuin's Vitamin E Oil
Although its mentioned as Skin Oil I do use it for my hair as well. I add 5-6 drops of ManneQuin's Vitamin E Oil with my regular hair oil and apply it on hair. It works well in moisturizing your hair well giving it smoothness and shine. It helps improve the health of brittle and dry hair. Eases frizz when used alone on hair as well. Works great for even deep conditioning the scalp. It rejuvenates my scalp giving my hair a boost <3 Hair texture feels smooth and soft after regular use of ManneQuin's Vitamin E Oil.
I also add like 10 drops of it to my DIY lash growth serum (recipe coming up soon) as it helps strengthen my eyelashes.
Skincare Routine With ManneQuin's Vitamin E Skin Care Oil
As Vitamin E oil generally has a thick consistency and can get greasy I avoid using it during the day. Take a few drops of ManneQuin's Vitamin E Oil in your palm and gently rub it to make it a bit warm. Apply it evenly on your face at night and go to sleep. You will definitely wake up with soft and supple skin :) It works great when mixed with regular night creams\serum as well.
You can include few drops of Vitamin E Oil to any of your creams and can even use it for Oil Cleansing. Vitamin E oil helps fade scars with regular usage, has anti-aging properties & regular use of it can help slow down aging. When used together with your sunscreen it can help combat the harsh UV rays even better. Vitamin E oil is rich in moisture and it improves the collagen levels of your skin which means regular use of it can keep wrinkles at bay. I mix it with almost all of my skincare products :)
It stays good for more than an year and works amazingly well when used in my skincare & haircare routine. I generally love using Vitamin E oil in my routine as it is an amazing oil for both skin and hair. And I love Mannequin's Vitamin E oil as it's affordable and comes in a compact bottle - reduces the effort of piercing Vitamin E capsules everyday for me!
Have you used Vitamin E oil for your skin & hair? Has it worked for you? Do you have any other brand recommendations? Would love to know your views, do let us know in the comments :))
Engagement is a big step in a Bride\Groom's life and it is just one step before wedding. We even have a saying here in south that engagement is half marriage and we can't just deny that :D Engagement is a function where both the bride and groom's families exchange a formal communication and announce the wedding to their friends and relatives. In short the world just gets to know that the girl and the boy can officially be seen together ;) Every culture & family has different practices when it comes to betrothal - some do it just the day before wedding, some do it way long before and some even ignore it. Today's post is going to be completely about my engagement, the outfit and all deets :) Keep reading to know more!!
So my engagement happened the previous day (evening to be precise) of my wedding. It was a very small gathering (with a large crowd) just to announce our wedding to the near and dear family. It was quite a happy gathering indeed for us because we had both side relatives around and we actually had some time to have conversations with everyone. Pleasant right? :)
No fancy venues again - it just happened in a small hall which was part of the hotel my family & relatives stayed in. The engagement was actually a last minute from their family because they wanted to introduce me to the closest family members :D
We had the seer (exchanges that would be done by both families like fruits, flowers, g garlands, sometimes jewelry & even cash) arranged in the middle of the hall completely surrounded by everyone. My sister's husband beautifully got the sweet palette ready for our engagement :))
The Outfits And Accessories
As it was a very casual gathering he went with a pista green formal shirt & matching trousers - very comfy, classy & elegant choice to be frank for guys :D And yeah he is a man of sophistication! :P And he wore his watch! My saree was given by his family and I chose a pink fancy silk saree with green prints. The saree was actually very light-weight and was super easy to drape - it was the best thing because there were literally 8 women surrounding me while I was draping it as the muhurtham time was getting near :/
I paired it with a simple gold chain, my gold jhumka set and a favourite kemp neckpiece from my closet (gifted by my mom when I was in college) to keep it simple and sophisticated! Dozens of bangles - both muhurtha valai (wedding bangles in glass) and matching metal bangles :)
He didn't wear any makeup either for the engagement or the wedding. His only favourite skincare\makeup everything is just a good massage of olive oil :)
I definitely wouldn't miss a chance to do makeup so here is my makeup breakdown:
Face - Revlon Skinlights Illuminator in Peach Lights (Buy Here) mixed with L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Foundation (Buy Here) Eyes - just Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in black (Buy Here) Lips - Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick in Plum Spell (Buy Here)
Hope you loved reading the post as much as I loved penning(keying) it down :) How did you like my engagement look? Do you think I could have done it better? Do drop in your comments below, would love to read them. And if you love reading such bridal posts then do subscribe to our mailing list because you don't want to miss further posts in this series :D