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Saturday, August 18, 2012

vlcc gold scrub review and swatches

hello girls,
come monsoons and my skin starts acting like a petulant child. in winters , its excellent . in summers, a teeny tiny bit okay. arghhhhh the horror of rains. the humidity , the stickiness and the unpredictable atmosphere leads to my face looking like a oil slick and you know the rest of the tale how oily skin can lead to all sorts of skin problems etc etc . so popping a new pimple or blackhead every week and having a skin as dull as a barren desert is a common occurrence for me.
this year however, the cycle changed. thanks to the below product.
price:- 135 inr but i got it for 110/- at a local shop at a discount.
net wt:-  70g / 2.46oz
best before 36 months from manufacture
so it comes to 0.51 g per 1 re which is good IMHO.


a very basic plastic tube with a flip cap, nothing very exciting.its got gold and yellow accents allover ,not my favourite colours.but its transparent in some places so you can tell how much product you have left and when do you need a new tube, which i like. despite it being a scrub, it doesn't get clogged around the hole and squeezes out nicely, even after months of use.

exposure to environmental factors like pollution and dust make skin look dull and lifeless.this unique scrub,enriched with 24 carat pure gold, turmeric, and sandalwood , has a deep pore cleansing action that gently exfoliates dead skin cells, superficial white and black heads . it leaves skin fresh and glowing with a radiant complexion.

extracts of aloe vera, sandalwood , raisin, turmeric, gold leaf , xanthan gum , dimethicone, triclosan and vitamin E.

take an appropriate amount of scrub and apply all over face and neck with wet fingertips. scrub for a few minutes with circular and outward strokes to exfoliate impurities. rinse thoroughly.


after finishing off my trusty olivia facial scrub ( yes its good and no olivia doesn't just make bleaches), i was scouring high and low for a new decent scrub ( read: inexpensive). i decided to try out a local cosmetics and novelty store ( tehhheeeehee...... yes i do live in a city with such shops and big, pushy aunties for s.a's ). she recommended that this will make me glow like 24 k gold. since it was light on the wallet what-the-heck right?

Let me clear this , it is a mild scrub , a very very very mild one. even my avon tea tree facewash is more you can see from the swatches , the particles are few and very far in between. also it has golden, shimmery specks and larger Styrofoam-ish gold painted pieces. it is a pale yellow coloured semi liquid product. not too runny that is flows away and not too thick that it will clog the tube ( everyuth face scrubs do that ) . it does have a very strong ,artificial fragrance that lingers sometime after washing. it stings eyes painfully in case it gets into the eye :(

now the great part. its perfect for my dry cheeks, oily t-zone combo skin. i have many breakouts from being on medication for the past several months. this doesn't harm , burst or increase them . i do not have significant blackheads, hence cant comment on that . nut yes, it works to clear my whiteheads doesn't leave my skin dry and stretchy even though it does foam up. people blessed with normal or oily skins can use this pretty much everyday . but i try not to do that, OVER EXFOLIATION CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN SENSITIVE!!!

finally , THE BEST PART  *drumrolll*. it makes my skin GLOW . if you follow my blog , you might know how much i am obsessed with GLOW. and you will be pleased to know unlike a fake 2 hr glow, this kind of radiance actually lasts. i am almost tempted to try other products from the gold range for this very reason . 

tip of the day :- if for an event in order to ensure the best makeup application scrub your skin prior to applying makeup and rub an icecube over the face. the makeup goes on smoothly and stays fresh for a long time :)

do i like it :- YES . 

will i repurchase:- NO. i am still searching for and H.G face scrub . so please do recommend in the comments below !

will i recommend it :- YES. to people with sensitive skins or acne prone. and also ones on the lookout for inexpensive scrub for daily use. particularly for tired and dull skin .

rating3.5/5 . deducted for incomplete ingredient list and presence of silicones :( and lack of real gold  (w.t.h am i expecting in 110 bucks .... heheheh )

note:- the above reviewed product works for me may not mean it may work for you as well. caution should be maintained before and while using the product. discretion advised .

disclaimer :-
all the products mentioned above are purchased by me . i have never received money in return of a glowing review . my loyalty lies to my readers . this is a p.r friendly blog .
i can be contacted on for any queries and information .

Thursday, August 2, 2012

how not to do an n.o.t.d-1.- a twist on a french manicure

hello angels,
got an n.o.t.d for you this time. well if you follow my blog, you may know that i suck at anything hair and i have tried french manicure before and much to my dismay, it didn't resemble anything french or manicure. so when i got the h & m french manicure kit , i decided to try it out. but with a twist

1. remove any previous nailpolish and clean your nails with a nailpolish remover. apply a base coat of your choice to prevent any damage to the nails and prevent the nail colour from chipping or peeling before time.

2. take a dotting tool and place it in the white polish and apply the dots in any particular order you like. i chose them in a slanting line from the right most tips to the left inner corner. you can use any colour for this step.

3. choose a contrasting shade and apply it between the spaces of the white dots for a contrasting effect.

4.applying a top coat to seal your artwork and your done!!!!


  1. ambar nailpolish remover
  2. h & m base coat
  3. eraser to which a pin is attached as a dotting tool
  4. h & m white tip colour
  5. elle 18 nail pops in 02
  6. h & m top coat .
hope you guys like my first attempt at an n.o.t.d. do let me know what you think of it in the comments below. would you like to see more of them? do like doing or getting nail art done? whats the best manicure you have had till date?


some of the above products like the h&m kit and the remover were gifted to me. rest of it i have bought from my own money.  i have never received money in return of a recommendation.

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