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Showing posts with label Hair Removal. Show all posts


Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer Review

You know what's the equivalent of a Fidget Spinner in my world? (Basically, what I find relaxing & calming.)

I like to sit down on my couch, inspect my hair ends, and cut the split ends with mini eyebrow scissors. The scissors would always hurt & leave red marks on my fingers during & after. Now, instead of painful scissors, I use the NEW Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer. Because it's electronic, it feels like I'm sawing my split ends. Very satisfying!

But that's not what it's meant for, really.

What it is: An Electric Trimmer specially tailored to gently trim and precisely shape your delicate body parts, such as face, bikini and underarms.

It is also Waterproof & can be used in the shower.

*This is a NEW version, another one was launched some time back.

Accessories included: 

- 2-sided Precision Adjustable Head: 16 mm & 6 mm for optimal eyebrow shaping. 

- Comb Attachment: To uniform hair to 2 different lengths - 2 mm & 4 mm.

- Horizontal Trimming Head: 20 mm. You can use this to fully trim your bikini area & underarms. 

- 2 Comb Attachments: 2 mm & 4 mm, for trimming bikini.

- Cleaning Brush: To dust off hair that gets stuck in the trimmers. 

- Beauty Pouch: To compactly store everything especially while travelling. 

- AA battery.


Confessions From A Beauty Salon

"Spread your legs.", she said, and we both burst out laughing.
She, amused.
Me, red-faced. 
Though it's not my first time.


Okay, we'll get to that later in the blog post. 

 I have been meaning to do this post for quite some time, just because I feel like not many people 
talk about salon services in detail. Most of the time, I never get a satisfying review 
or information on certain services/products that I'm curious about. 

So, I'm just gonna ramble about the things I've gotten done on myself, just to put it out there.
I say ramble, because this is a very hotchpotch blog post. Most of the photos are old. I had to search for them in my emails and computer, because I always had to clear out my phone's storage space (damn iphone!)


One Word: Rica 

I can't get enough of their White Chocolate Wax!
Ever since I started choosing this over the regular wax, my hair has been growing at a much slower pace, become softer, and my underarm hair have definitely lessened. 

This is the Rica Aloe Vera one, which I prefer lately, 
coz my legs are very easily agitated these days.

Doesn't matter how reputed the salon is or how experienced the person waxing your body/facial hair is. If the wax feels too hot, it is too hot and it will burn your skin....and like in one of my underarm waxing sesh, it will peel the skin off! (Which healed, thankfully!)

Price: Rs.1799 for full body. Depends on the salon.



Gillette Venus Breeze ~ Unboxing Video & Review

Hey Everyone! =)

Remember in How I Met Your Mother when Robin was on a date that's going well & she desperately needed to shave her legs in the restaurant restroom, and she applied butter all over her legs? (Yes, that made me cringe!) Well, she wouldn't have had to go to such lengths if she had this new razor in town -  Gillette Venus Breeze!

Below is a video of me unboxing the pretty box and showing everything that came in it....

Click Play:

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~ Moisture Gel Bars: Formulated with body butters (Olive, Avocado, Kokum) and glycerine to help retain skin moisture.

~ Sensorial Experience: Scented with Freesia, a tropical fragrance to give you an enhanced experience.

~ Three Blades: Designed with 3 blades to give you an ultra-close and revealing smooth shave

How To Use:

Simply wet the razor and your skin for a light lather, and start shaving.

What I Think:

~ First things first, the gel bars smell amazing! They're actually more slimy than lathery, which makes the skin more slippery, so the razor glides on smoothly and effortlessly even on tricky areas.

~ I don't use any body lotion right after shaving, and that usually makes my skin feel dry afterwards, but with this, my skin feels normal and smooth the whole day.

~ It's travel-friendly. Yes, you can carry it in your handbag - just in case!

~ The razor itself is very well-designed and sturdy....and pretty.  

~ I love it! If I have to have a holy grail razor, or if I have to recommend one razor to anyone, this would be it!


Razor - Rs.299
Extra Cartridges (pack of 2 razor blades) - Rs.350

Have a great weekend......

Thanks for reading & speak again soon!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions on the products are my own, as always.


MAY 2013 Favorites ~ Make-up, Best Concealer, DIY Waxing, Etc.

May is not over yet, but I'm in the mood to talk about my May Favorites now.

Carpe Diem!

We start with makeup, as always. From the back:
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer ~ This, this is THE BEST CONCEALER. No kidding. It's great for under the eyes, it conceals blemishes, it does it all! And yes, it lasts. It's available in 4 shades- Fair, Light, Medium, Deep. I use #3 Medium (which was always out of stock!) I think my tube is broken somewhere, because the concealer keeps leaking out- messy, messy! The best thing about it- it costs only around Rs.350 (£4.19). This is one thing I'll be buying in bulk when I leave UK =D
  • NARS Loose Powder in Beach ~ This powder has a lot of yellow in it, that's why I like it. It's smooth and lightweight, and sets my foundation without looking cakey. It reminds of Ben Nye Banana Powder, which I've yet to try out.
  • Maybelline Crayon Oriental Kohl Intense Black ~ I don't want to finish my repurchased Lakme Kohl Ultimate so soon, so I've been using this. It's soft & black, and  hardly smudges.
  • MAC Cream Soda Betty Blush from Archie's Girls Collection ~ As I predicted, I ended up loving this light neutral coral blush with a satin finish. Although it looks light, it actually shows up quite coral on my cheeks. Maybe the micro shimmers in it attract attention. Swatches here & LOTD wearing it here
  • Sleek Oh So Special Palette ~  When I bought this, I had no idea I'd be using it so much. It has almost every eye shadow I need for everyday. Swatches here.
  • Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stain in Sweetheart ~ Most-worn lippy from April-May. Swatches here
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #16 ~ A summery grapefruit pink lippy I reach for every time I think medium pink lipstick. Swatches here
  • Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Mascara ~ This is different from the original "The Falsies", okies? Aside from having a fancier lace design, it's also better for my thin lashes. The formula is thicker, and it does make my lashes look like falsies. I have done a post on the original here
  • Maybelline Colorama Cremoso Nail Polish Equilibrista ~  I'm liking this girly lilac color more than pink on my fingernails these days.  
Here, we have my favorite skin care & a hair tool:
  • The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter ~ Raspberry is the new Strawberry.
  • Veet Oriental Wax ~ This comes with wax, wooden spatula & strips. My 1st time waxing at home, and it was a success! Basically, you just heat the container in microwave, or place it n hot water, and it's ready to use! It didn't irritate my skin too much, or caused too many bumps. I'm afraid to even guess how much the salons here in Scotland charge for waxing whole body. 
  • Carmex Cherry Lip Balm ~ It took me a while to get used to the cherry scent, after using the original/plain. But now I like it a lot.
  • The Face Shop Mini Pet Hand Cream ~ More pics here. I need more of these cuties. better than L'Occitane.
  • Babyliss Volume Waves Curling Tong ~ I.Can't.Live.Without.This. I've been curling my hair every 3rd day now. When it's straight-straight, I feel....ordinary.

The Etc's:

Leather Jackets ~ I've been living in furnace Delhi for so long, that I never had a chance to really indulge in leather jackets, but now I want so many types! Every second girl in UK wears a leather jacket, and every time I see a unique one, I get this urge to go up to the girl and request her to show me the brand tag inside (Let me see! Let me see! Take it off!) Ooh, look at that- Zara, with ruffle detail. Want!

Mama Hot & Spicy Noodles ~ OMG, these are so spicy! Although I do add extra chilli powder & pepper. They're awesome! If you live in Delhi, you might find them in INA Market or big supermarkets.

Macaroons or Macarons (whatever) ~  I tried, I LOVE! Thank goodness, because I've told you I don't like sweets and cakes and chocolates much. But these are so different & fun to eat- just like I imagined in my head (although a little less crunchy). My favorite flavor is Pistachio (green). Btw, these were from Marks & Spencer.

Current Favorite Song ~ Thanks To H&M for introducing me to it. It's always playing in the store, and I'd never heard it before. I noted down some words from the lyrics, and went home to Google. You know, I heard it in both Dundee & Edinburgh H&M stores. They must be promoting it, or something =D

Lastly, I'm watching Sex And The City from Season-1 again these days. I'm amazed at how much I'd forgotten. Last night, I watched 'The Baby Shower' episode, where Miranda said to Carrie:
 "I just realized...maybe it's maturity or the wisdom that comes with age... but the witch in Hansel & Gretel, she's very misunderstood. I mean, the woman builds her dream house and these brats come along and start eating it." 
Haha! Her bluntness, so hilarious. 

That's all from my side. What are your May Favorites?


Gillette Venus ~ Best Razor Ever!

Loving, loving, LO-VING Gillette Venus Razor! It's the best razor I've ever used. And it's pink!

About GilletteVenus:
  • 3 blades surrounded by soft protective cushions ~ The cushions gently smooth out your skin for a close, smotth shave
  • Indicator Strip ~ It has a blue stripe that fades when you are no longer getting the optimal shave.
  • Venus Shaving Compact stores your razor and up to 4 sealed ShowerSafe blade refills together in the shower.

The best thing about it is the pivoting head, which moves with the contours of the body. Shaving underarms is a cakewalk! 


5 Holy Grail Tools For Facial Hair

These 5 tools will tackle all your facial hair issues in minutes:
Eyebrow Shaver ~ This has saved me from going out with bad brows many a times. Say, you have to go to an impromptu party and your eyebrows are 'argh!', and you know last minute tweezing them will only lead to redness (and swelling if you have thick hair), an eyebrow shaver is your go-to tool. You have to have this. This one I have is by a brand called Lesasha, which I got from Bangkok many years ago, but still does its job well until now.


How Cute Are These??!!

I *so* want these for Christmas (Santa, are you listening??!!)

DBA ^_^



The Brazilian Wax

This is for all the Brazilian wax virgins out there who are considering getting it done but are afraid you may never come back out of that little room. Believe me, it is worth it! It'll grow back at a much slower pace and a lot sparser and softer too, minus the prickly ingrowns.

Tips from a first-timer:
  • Pick a reputed place with experienced professionals.
  • Book your appointment on a weekday, when it's not so busy.
  • On D-day, SHOWER before leaving home. If you're going to work first, carry some feminine  wipes to 'freshen up' before the session and wear soft cotton underwear (no G's or thongs and definitely nothing lacy!)
  • You could take a painkiller 15-30 minutes before you reach the place. 
  • Let your beautician know it's your first time.
  • She will ask you whether you want the hard wax or soft wax. Pick the hard wax. It'll cost a little more but will hurt a lot less than with the regular soft wax (used with strips.)
  • You'll also need to decide what type you want- Full, heart, landing strip, and lots more. Nowadays even initials, colored designs and whatnot.
This video will give you an idea of the procedure with hard wax:

  • It will take about half an hour to 45 minutes
  • Try not to tense up before the 'pulling' and please, there's no need to screeeam on top of your voice.
  • Divert your mind. Think- sitting on a beach sipping margaritas...ballroom dancing with Shah Rukh Khan or Edward Cullen...being in a MAC store. Whatever pumps up your happy hormones.
  • It'll be over before you know it.
  • Treat yourself to your favorite Baskin Robbins ice-cream or anything nice and cold (You'll know why.) And afterwards, maybe a lipstick or lingerie, to reward your bravery.

Things you might need for after-care: Aloe vera gel, a cooling ice pack, and a gentle lightening scrub (for later.)
***Don't do it yourself the first time.
I got it done at a place called Strip in Singapore
For girls in India looking for places that provide this service, I wish you the best of luck and please let me know when you find any, coz I'm at my wit's end trying to find one myself. I called some popular beauty salons and most didn't even know what it means.
Some salons do bikini waxing though (some list as "V"), which doesn't mean a full Brazilian.

Good luck ladies! =)