Friday, February 17, 2012

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector – Daily All-in-One B.B. Cream

Guest Post By Kiran of Cherry Lane.

Hi everyone!! I’m so excited to be doing this guest post for the amazing Vivacious Blog!! Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity!
So by now you must all have heard the hype around B.B. Creams...if not where have you been?! Just in case you haven’t...
Here’s the low down:
1.       BB stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm (depending on the marketing spin)
2.       Originally formulated in Germany by Dr Christine Schrammek in the 1960s but then became extremely popular in the 2000s in South Korea.They have been around for years in  East Asia but have only just discovered by the rest of the world recently.
3.       Initially it was used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage to hide post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes.
4.       AIM – An all-in-one product to moisturise, conceal blemishes and imperfections, provide SPF protection and treat skin.

What Garnier claim...

Here is what I think...
When you first squeeze the cream out it looks like quite a thick constancy but it transforms into a light texture and melts into your skin nicely. Its very easy to apply and blend in.
I had the shade ‘Light’ which is actually not as pale as I expected! I would say I have very light complexion for an Indian chick but compared to UK skintones I would say I am kinda a warm olive in the winter. I thought that the Light shade would make me look like a ghost but surprisingly I found that it suited my winter skin perfectly! It balanced out my skintone and gave me a lovely glow! :-D I think in the summer when I’m more tanned I would try the next shade up.

I feel this product gave me a lovely natural light- medium coverage but also left my skin feeling very light like I had nothing on (unlike foundation) which I love. My dry skin felt very moisturised and supple.
In the photo below I didn’t use any moisturiser or primer...I just applied the cream onto my bare skin. But when I went to apply the product to the other side of my face I did use a moisturiser just because I do have dry patches and I wanted to give it something extra (nothing fancy just Johnson’s Baby Soothing Naturals cream you can link this ). Even though my skin felt moisturising using the BB cream on its own I feel that for my skin using a light moisturising underneath gave it that extra boost.
Overall the BB cream gave me a lovely slightly dewy finish which for oily skin could result in some shine (this is the only negative I could find with this product) but for my dry skin was great!

Would I buy this again? Yes! It does what it claims...soften my blemishes, coverage gave my skin a healthy glow, my skin felt moisturised...and with the added bonus of SPF15! Bonza!! Lol

The deets...
Garnier B.B. Cream comes in two colours ‘Light’ and ‘Medium’. A full sized tube comes with 50ml of product which I think is a pretty generous size (20ml more than you would get with a standard foundation!).
This product is priced at £9.99 RRP. If you are outside the UK you can pick this up for £8.50 from ( and the best thing is they provide FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE! Woopwoop!!

For people in the UK selling this for a promotional price of £7.50 at the moment as well as giving away free samples on their website (click here ).
Hope you enjoyed my review!

 About Guest Author -The article is written by Kiran. A girl with a slight obsession with cherries and all things cherrylicious. Apart from she is adept in writing fashion and recipe articles. Visit her site for Travel and Makeup too.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 & Me

You must have seen so many reviews about VioletBag. So this well-known online shopping site does not need any long introduction to understand and know what it is.
The look of site is really violet and I personally love this color. :)
So I got some products related my need and choice. And got the delivery in a few days.

Here is the list of stuff I got from

ProductUnit priceQuantityTotal price
Faces Soothing Eye Treatment Gel MaskRs. 861Rs. 86
Lakme ABSOLUTE Plump & Shine Upto 6hr 3D Gloss- Cherry ShineRs. 3561Rs. 356
Lakme ABSOLUTE White Intense Concealer Stick SPF20- Light to MediumRs. 4281Rs. 428
Himalaya Purifying Neem Scrub (100g)Rs. 1071Rs. 107
Biotique Bio Almond Oil Body Soap (50 gm)Rs. 271Rs. 27

It reached my door looking like this : a cardboard box sealed with transparent plastic. You can see the note FRAGILE.

The receipt was attached on box.

When I opened the box, it was filled with Styrofoam cubes for safety of the products inside the box.

Here are my stuff wrapped securely with bubble wrap.

Latest in
Valentine Hampers and free gift with every purchase above Rs. 1000/-.

Pros -

  • Nice Layout and easy in finding products.
  • They sell most of the beauty brands and even fragrances too.
  • Most of the products are on discount.
  • Shipping is fast.
  • They call for confirmation within a minute after you place an order.
  • They also email for confirmation and also when the order is shipped.
  • They do free shipping above the order of Rs. 250/-.
  • COD is also available. I opted for cash on delivery.
  • They shipped in 3-4 days. I placed the order on 21st and got it on 24th. (21st and 22nd was saturday and sunday) They ship during working days. 

Cons -

  • It's a young company and a bit limited in variety of brands.

Recommend - Sure! VioletBag is a good and reliable site to shop online.

 Disclaimer:- As a blogger I received a coupon for purchasing products from their site, but my opinions are honest.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

5 Nail Art Ideas For Valentine's Day

Hello Lovelies!
You all know that the Valentine's Day is coming after few days and every girl wants to look her best on that day. Hope you all have someone special to spend that day with. And if you don't then spend the day with your special friends. 
Here we begin 

#1 Pink Checks : This is the first nail art I tried with pink and white nail paint with heart-shaped stone.

#2 Red-White Stripes : I used red and white nail paint to make stripes and hearts.

#3 Princess Heart : I used pink, white, purple and red loose powder to complete this look. I made heart with pink and red loose powder.

#4 I    U : I painted my nail red and wrote a small I ♥ U on left side. Just simply place your hand on his and show him this small note which means a lot to him. :)

#5 Small Hearts : Painted nail in pink and made very small white dots diagonally. On nail tip apply nude nail paint and make small red hearts on margin.

Hope you like it?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Purple Pink Flower Nail Art

I'm here again with another nail art. This time on long nails. No I don't have any magical oil or cream which grows nails long in one day. Actually these are my fake nails, which is a bit broader towards tip.

So Let's begin -
We need pearly white, purple and black nail paint. Few stones too, which is optional.

  • Start with painting your nail or fake nails with pearly white nail paint.

  • Now make flowers with purple nail paint and dab some pink loose color on flowers, it's little visible in the picture below.

  • Now outline the flowers with white nail paint and place a dot of black color on center of flower.

  •  Make some swirls and dots with black color.

  • Place stars on nails. I also drag black color of center within the flower. Then place a dot of white on center.

 Then I remove it from my nails. And it's on sale now. Just kidding. :P

Did you like it??


Glossy Box Giveaway By All About ladies

Krupa of All about ladies with GlossyBox is hosting a giveaway where you can win a glossy box for free.

This giveaway is only for Indian residents.
The giveaway will end on 5th March and the winner will be announced in the next couple of days.

Click Here to win.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Glossy Box Giveaway By My Makeup Thoughts

As we all know Glossy Box is in India now and you should also know about the flood of Glossy box giveaway in most of the blogs. So I thought of entering in most of them because I would love to win glossy box and I can't say no to my blogger friends. :)

So my first entry is in My Makeup Thoughts, Shweta aka Raaga is hosting this giveaway with Glossy box.
The WINNER of this Giveaway will receive their First box in March.

So if you're interested to enter, Click Here.

Crazy Pop Lock International Giveaway

Bharti of Crazy Pop Lock is hosting a giveaway. It's her first international giveaway.

This giveaway will end when she will have 500Followers in her blog. 
More giveaway prizes will be added to this INTERNATIONAL giveaway later on. 

So if you wanna enter, Click here

Japanese Nail Art

Today I'm so happy and the reason is that I won another giveaway. This time 2nd prize of mighty giveaway from Kejal. Thanks a lot kejal. :)
I think this month is really good for me as I won two giveaways, one from Deepika of Divassence and second from Kejal of Nail Art and things.

I did this nail art today, so sharing these nail art pictures with you.
I used pearly pink and bronze nail paints.

First, painted my nails with pearly pink color.

Now with the help of nail art brush I made this Japanese design which I've founded during surfing.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pink Leopard Nail Art

This is the very famous Leopard print nail art. I used pink so it looks chick with wilderness. :)
This nail art use no experience and no exact pattern to apply.
I used -
Pink, black and bronze shade of nail paints.

Apply pink nail paint on all nails.

Use bronze nail paint to make dots of no-shape and in no-pattern.

Now use black nail paint to complete the look of leopard design.

Hope you all like it...?

First Giveaway By Shalini Dhillon

It's a first giveaway by Shalini Dhillon. I still remember she was the first follower and commentator on my blog. :)
Okay here is the prize -

Her blog has completed a year and she's giving away Sleek Blushes in Coral & Flamingo.

For more information and for entering the giveaway Click Here.

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