Sunday, 28 September 2014

Product Review - Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

   Though the Maybelline Colossal Kajal was launched more than three and a half years ago, reviewing it today as it is the one product which I have been using religiously for more than a year and has become my absolute personal favorite, a definite 'Product Of The Year' for me!

 Maybelline Colossal Kajal

   Product Claims: Enriched with Olive Oil Esters, Vitamin E, Vitamin C Derivatives and Conditioning agents, Colossal Kajal has our deepest black pigments, a unique tip and an exclusive color fix formula which gives you smooth, intense color that stays on for up to 12 hours. The Colossal Kajal is ophthalmologically tested and is suitable for contact lens wearers. 
   Maybelline’s Colossal Kajal not only beautifies your eyes, but soothes and nourishes them as well.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

   Price: Rs. 199/-
   Volume: 0.35 g
   Shelf Life: 24 months.  
   How to Use: Draw a neat black stroke along your lower waterline. For a more dramatic look, add a bold stroke on the upper lid. To remove, use the Maybelline Eye and Lip Make-up remover.
   Tip: Apply Colossal Volum Express Mascara on the lashes and line your eyes with the Colossal Kajal,  to create the 'Colossal Eyes' effect.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

   The Maybelline Colossal Kajal was one of the first cosmetic product that I came across and now after using it on multiple occasions have fallen completely head over heels in love with it! The sleek packaging makes it easy to carry it around. Love how it glides smoothly over my eyelids providing good pigmentation in a stroke or two. Also the fact that it stays right in place without smudging or fading for hours on my eyes and makes my eyes look bigger and more attractive, without creating a big hole in my pocket! 

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

- Packaged in an attractive sleek yellow tube with a retractable tip.
- Gives good pigmentation, although not the deepest black color.
- A pointed tip makes it easier to apply the kajal more accurately.
- Glides smoothly over the eyes.
- 2-3 swipes enough to get maximum color payoff.
- Can be used over eyelids as well as the waterline.
- Does not irritate the eyes.
- Water resistant.
- Stays well beyond the claimed 12 hours on my eyelids without smudging or fading!
- Well suited for lens wearers.
- Easily available across India.
- One of the most cost effective kajals in the market.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

- For people having oily eyelids, it starts to smudge earlier.
- The tip may break if used with a large portion of the kajal protruding out of the tube.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

   Verdict: 4.75/5. A product that every girl should try! My go to product for whenever I have to step out of the house! A big yes to all those looking for a recommendation for purchasing it.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Garnier Men #SayNoToBars Giveaway - Winners Announced!

   Thanks to all the participants who enthusiastically took part in our Garnier Men #SayNoToBars Giveaway and made it a success.
   Everyone correctly answered the right sequence of events in the picture given. Also, received such wonderful thoughts on why you guys think that men should #SayNoToBars. Loved reading all the answers!
   The 5 winners were chosen randomly. They are:
   Bhawna Varshney
   Gurvinder Singh
   Vinay Patil
   Tushar Agrawal
   Saraswati Thakur

    All the prize hampers are sponsored by Garnier Men and would be sent directly by them. I will be sending your contact details to them and that is where my responsibility ends.
   A big congrats to all the winners and for those who did not win, do not be disappointed as we would be back with a new giveaway soon.

Friday, 12 September 2014

#SayNoToBars and win with Garnier Men

   Hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about this blog post as it's a giveaway, and that too the first one on the blog. Hope you guys enjoy taking part in this giveaway as we are giving out awesome hampers to 5 lucky winners in collaboration with Garnier Men.

#SayNoToBars and win with Garnier Men

- Open only to the residents of India.
- Both, men as well as women can enter the giveaway. 
- All steps are mandatory.
- The contest ends on 20th September. No entries will be entertained thereafter.
- Five winners will be declared on the blog itself, a day after the contest ends.
- The winners must respond within 48 hours, else a new winner would be chosen.
- This is a sponsored giveaway. The giveaway is held by us, but Garnier Men is responsible for sending the prize hampers.

   To enter the giveaway:
- Follow us through Google +
- Add Glitz, Glamor & Grace via Google Friend Connect.
- Follow Garnier Men through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google +
- Comment below with:
   1. The correct sequence of events in the picture given below.

#SayNoToBars and win with Garnier Men

   Need a clue?? Check out this video

   2. A reason why you think men should #SayNoToBars.
   Do check out my previous blog post here for help on this.

   3. Your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram names as well as your email ID for verification of entries and notification of the winners.

   For extra entries, invite your friends to join the giveaway by sharing the post on Facebook and Twitter.

   So there you go! Have a lovely time participating and best wishes to all!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

#SayNoToBars with Garnier Men Facewashes

#SayNoToBars with Garnier Men Facewashes

   We women have completely shunned the use of soaps on our delicate facial skin due to their harmful effects, so why should men stay behind! It's high time that men be it our boyfriends, brothers, fathers or uncles who take their skincare regimen for granted start pampering their skin! And, Garnier Men, leaders in male skincare products have come up with a campaign to promote just the same!

#SayNoToBars with Garnier Men Facewashes

    Why ditch soaps you ask! Here's why:
- To maintain a better level of hygiene. Why would anyone want to use the same bar of soap that in many cases used by other members of the family as well or use it for the naughty bits as well as the delicate facial skin.
- Soaps alter the normal pH of the skin. The skin has its natural pH between acidic to neutral while that of soaps tends to be on the alkaline side. This change of pH makes the skin dry. Over a period of time, this excessive dryness leads to over-activity of sebaceous glands which ultimately causes oily skin.
- Soaps by causing dryness and dehydration of skin, causes premature wrinkling of facial skin.
- Soaps often contain many harsh and harmful chemicals which could do more damage to your facial skin rather than do it any good and can result in many allergic conditions.
- Soaps help in general cleansing and wont help in specific problems that men face like excessively oily skin, acne, clogged pores, etc. whereas facewashes are made with specific ingredients which targets these issues and help overcome them. For example, if you are battling acne use Garnier Men Acno Fight Facewash, for fairer complexion use Garnier Men Power Light Facewash, for clogged pores use Garnier Men Pore Unclogging Face Wash and for oily skin use Garnier Men Oil Clear Facewash.
- Soaps get dirty by falling on the bathroom floor and also serve as breeding ground for bacteria and may lead to many infections.
- Facewashes are easy to carry and use and can be shared with others without the possibility of transmission of infections.
- Easily available across departmental stores, chemists and online shopping sites.
- Attractive pocket friendly prices.

#SayNoToBars with Garnier Men Facewashes

   Need more reasons to #SayNoToBars?? Check out the Garnier Men blog for more scoop

    Pledge to #SayNoToBars at for a chance to win a year long supply of Garnier Men Oil Clear Facewash.

   Check out this hilarious video and #SayNoToBars with Garnier Men Facewashes!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Product Review - Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
   Reviewing the New Deep Action Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner today which was launched in India around a month back by their new brand ambassador, Alia Bhatt.

   Product Claims: Triple Nutrition, Triple Strength from scalp through lengths to tips. Now your scalp feels nourished and hair is strengthened every time you shampoo.
   The Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner are enriched with the goodness of Coconut, Almond and Olive Oil which help in Triple Nourishment - Scalp, Lengths and the Tips of hair. The Coconut Oil nourishes and makes hair 10 times stronger, Almond Oil restores shine into the hair length and Olive Oil binds, repairs and helps reduce split-ends.
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo

   Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo: A new foaming formula with an exquisite fragrance which gently and perfectly cleanses your hair. Formula with a combination of oils and fruit vitamins nourishes and strengthens hair from scalp through lengths to tips.
   Result: Your hair becomes stronger & looks healthy with every wash.

   Price: Rs. 135/-
   Volume: 175 ml
   Also available in sizes 80 ml for Rs. 69/-, 340ml for Rs. 230/- and small sachets of  6.5ml for  Rs.3/-
   Shelf Life: 36 months.
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Conditioner

   Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Conditioner: A new conditioning formula with an exquisite  fragrance which extremely easily detangles your hair. Formula with a combination of oils and fruit vitamins nourishes and strengthens hair from scalp through lengths to tips. The first conditioner from Garnier Fructis that can be applied on scalp.
   Result: Hair is soft & extremely easy to detangle.

   Price: Rs. 135/-
   Volume: 175 ml
   Also available in sizes 80 ml for Rs. 70/- and small sachets of  7.5ml for  Rs.4/- 
   Shelf Life: 36 months.

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo

   I have been suffering from many hair woes since around a year and a half now since I was until recently, stuck in a small town with provision of only hard water. This made me prone to hairfall, frizzy hair and a crazy combination of a super oily scalp with dry hair! Also, it made my hair very rough and lusterless.
   So, the launch of New Deep Action Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner couldn't have come at a better time as it has made my hair much more manageable. The shampoo cleanses my hair well. The conditioner helped make my hair smoother, shinier, easy to detangle and less frizzy.

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Conditioner

- Packaged in sturdy melon coloured bottles.
- Both, the shampoo and the conditioner have a very good fragrance which lasts for a few hours after the hair wash.
- Good thick consistency of the conditioner, shampoo is relatively thinner in consistency.
- A small amount of shampoo is enough to produce abundant lather.
- Cleanses the hair well in just a single wash.
- Hair appears softer and more lustrous after even a single use.
- Moisturizes the hair well and takes away all the dryness.
- Makes hair easy to manage and less frizzy.
- Leaves no tangles at all after using the conditioner.
- Well affordable.
- Easily available at chemists, departmental stores as well as online shopping sites.

- Contains sulphates and many more chemicals known to harm hair. 
- Doesn't help much with hairfall.

   Verdict: 4.5/5. A shampoo that I would recommend to all and definitely repurchase!