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Top 5 Korean Beauty Standards ft Indian Beauty Standards

It's been long time that I have posted about Korean Makeup Trends after the very famous 3 popular Korean Makeup Trends 2013
I am back again with some interesting comparison between Indian beauty standards and Korean beauty standards.

1. The Eyes

India:
I have observed that Indians prefer natural eye color or we use some colored contact lenses. But definitely not the circle lens.

Korea:
I do not see a single K-Pop artist or an actress sporting the natural contact lenses. All they want is the circle lens. I actually love their eyes more when they wear the circle lens. If the circle lens is colored, then it is a huge plus.  


Garnier White Complete #7Daychallenge - My Take

I have taken up the Garnier White Complete #7daychallenge and here is my experience.
What does the website say :
White Complete Fairness Face Wash
How to get one tone fairer in one wash
Exposure to sun, pollution and harsh environmental conditions makes skin appear dull & dark.
Garnier White Complete Fairness Face wash is an effective daily face wash that helps you discover clear, radiant, and even complexion.
You get one tone fairer in one wash!
White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream
Get 3 tones fairer skin, in just 7 days
Enriched with natural ingredients, this formula provides instant whitening and long lasting fairness. Your skin looks even, feels fresh and moisturized with a natural glow.
Multi Action fairness cream for glowing skin :
1.Instant Whitening – provides instant whitening
2.Sun Protection with SPF 19 PA+++ – Protects skin from further darkening by harmful UVA and UVB sun rays
3.Long Lasting Fairness – Fairer skin over time with regular usage
Dermatologically tested – suitable for all skin types.

Six Natural DIY Face Masks to Refresh Your Skin

Every now and then your skin needs some revitalization! The good news is that you don’t always have to book in a skin treatment at your local spa - you can whip up some refreshing and skin-boosting masks right at home. Here are natural masks that are perfect to keep a variety of skin issues at bay.
Citrus Splash Orange Mask
Drinking chilled orange juice is a great way to cool down during humid days but it’s also beneficial to apply to your skin because its Vitamin C encourages your skin to produce collagen. Added to this, the acids found in orange juice exfoliate your skin and clear up acne so your face can glow in health.
Mix three tablespoons of orange juice with half a cup of honey to moisturize your skin. Sit with it on your face for about half an hour before washing off. The smell of the orange is sure to perk up your mood, too!

The Four Fountains Spa,Powai,Mumbai-My Experience

If I have to tell what gave me the energy to face the week's hectic workload is the Spa Session that I had on a hot Sunday afternoon. I am here to share my experience with you on how I felt about the spa session that I was offered by The Four Fountains Spa guys.
About the Four Fountain Spa:
Welcome to Four Fountains De-Stress Spa – India’s largest chain of affordable day spas.Our mission is to create a stress-free and healthy India. Through our spas we’re bringing the scientifically proven health benefits of spa therapies within reach of more and more Indians.
Our spas are designed to be
Scientific
Our unique benefit-based menu offers spa therapies for de-stressing, de-toxification, immunity and beauty.
Every therapist undergoes rigorous training at our dedicated training academy
Our in-house Spa Doctors conduct a stress test and recommend the spa therapy that best meets your needs
Our Spa Doctor also suggests a suitable diet, exercise plan and lifestyle changes for stress-free living
Professional
We offer same-gender therapists i.e. a lady therapists for ladies and a gentleman for gentlemen
Our therapy rooms have private shower enclosures within each therapy room
We use disposable linen extensively for hygiene and privacy
Affordable
With most therapies priced between Rs. 599 – Rs. 1999, you can now make spa therapies part of your wellness regime
Our weekday discounts and membership discounts make our affordable prices even more delightful
All our prices are inclusive of taxes
My Take:
I was welcomed with warm smiles and the in house doctor was present. The store manager and the other staff met me and greeted me. I was asked on which treatment I would go for. I was wanting to take Lightening Facial with Ocean Mist but I had a bit of acne and the doctor suggested me to go for the Lightening Facial without the Mist. I was okay with it.
So, the Masseuse asked me to get dressed in disposable inner wear and I was asked to lay down on the bed. She did a patch test before starting the actual process and the products didn't irritate my skin. The best part is that, the brand manufactures their own products and are meant to be safe for the skin.
The Process:
The masseuse started by removing my lip and eye makeup. I knew already that I will be having a facial so I haven't applied any makeup except for a lipstick. So, after the makeup removal, she started by cleansing my face with gentle strokes and then turned down for neck and shoulders. The massage technique was almost the same I mean, for all the steps like after cleansing, I was given steam and she started exfoliating with a gentle scrub in gentle circular movements.After some 30-40 minutes of the process she applied the face mask and by that time,I was already sleepy so I had the face mask as an opportunity to take a nap. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the facial.
The in-house doctor gave me a complimentary massage cream for proper sleep which I started using recently.
Heads up:
The facial made my skin super soft and plump. I had the glowing face for two more days.
The products used were of citrus variant and I really enjoyed the smell and feel that these gave me in super hot summer.
The masseuse is good and careful. She took good care of my skin.
Downfall:
The spa room is tiny and the attached bathroom is super tiny and has only shower. No tap or a mug or a washbasin. It is a con for me because, I opted for a facial and I have the habit of cleaning up the face all over again with water after the facial.
**Special Mention**
I really loved the decor. Everything seemed to look so perfect that instantly made my already juggling mind some peace.
The Buddha portraits were the best. In fact, watch out for the next one.
If I had to pick one piece from the Spa that I can take home along,that would be this one.. Sleeping Buddha Statue.
This looked super super nice to me and I felt like taking this with me but I didn't dare to ask the management lol
Overall,
a very nice facial that I had in recent times. It is worth the money and time. The Four Fountains Spa is one place where you can just throw away your mental tensions and just relax and welcome a new you.
**I was offered the service by the brand Four Fountains De-Stress Spa in Mumbai in exchange for an honest review.

L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream Review

Hey Girls..How is Summer treating you.. The Hyderabad climate is acting weird these days. It rained the whole last week and this week is very pleasant and I see myself liking this sort of weather. As much I enjoy the changes in climate,my skin just acts the opposite way. I have oily-combination skin that reacts on a slight change of weather and choosing a proper skincare regimen is always been a big task. During January, I recieved the L'oreal Paris Skin Perfect day cream to try. I am 20+ and I have got the whole range of products and no wonder, I gave one to my mommy and other to my aunt. I know they are loving the cream. I am here to express my review on the same.
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect is a revolutionary skin care range that caters to the specific needs of your skin at every age. It consists of a separate range for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s making personalized skin care easier than ever. The range is backed by 10 years of extensive research at the global and Indian L'Oréal Research and Innovation Labs.
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream 
With high performing active ingredients L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfect offers a unique sensorial experience with visibly beautifying results. Each product from this range is scientifically crafted with the most enriching ingredients that can fortify and replenish the vitality of the skin.
Innovation:
Age 20+ Skin Perfect Range is combined with Perlite and Salicylic Acid which helps keep oiliness, pimples and blemishes at bay through your twenties while giving you that perfect clear skin glow.
Price:

18g for INR 99
50 g for INR 325
Cleanser is priced at Rs 105
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream

Package:
The cream comes in a tub. The tub is an off white color with black lettering. The cap is in gold colour that goes in sync with the outer cover of the cream.

My Take:
At the first sight it resembled Lacto Calamine. The cream is off white in colour and looked very thick textured. But it does spread easily and makes the skin instantly bright and matte. The effects of the cream depends on the climate. Because when I used in the January when my skin was a bit dry, the cream made my skin even more dry and my dry cheeks couldn't absorb the cream. I had to stop using the cream till February. Once the climate has settled into normal, the cream seemed to suit my skin. The mattifying factor is a big plus during the hot/humid climate. I am sure I will be using this one for the coming 3 months or so. The T zone is maintained normal without the excess production of oil.
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream Review
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream Review
Swatches:
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream Review
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream Review
After blending completely.
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream Review
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream Review
Final Words:
The Day Cream is meant for Oily and Normal Skin beauties. However, the girls with combination skin like me, can use it during the summers without worrying about the skin getting oily. The cream gets absorbed into the skin very quickly and it does act like a good base for makeup. It makes the skin surface even. I observed this when I tried applying a blush :D 
Recommendations:
I have used this for over 45 days and parallely I got under some medical procedures on my skin which obviously resulted in lightening of marks. So, I can not really comment on it's effect on marks but yes, the cream does make the skin look visibly bright and lessens it getting oily.
"Have you used the L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfect 20+ Day Cream ?? If so,what is your take?"
ps:
The product was sent by the brand for review.

VIVANT Skincare Mandelic 3-IN-1 Wash Review


Happy to review a product that did work for my troubled skin. It is not usual that we find a good product that actually suits our skin's need. I have oily combination skin and is acne-prone.Using a product with hopes of making it work for me but the product disappoint me at the end. But out of the cluster, I could get one product that was really nice to my face and body. Double Check!! Face and Body :)
VIVANT Skincare Mandelic 3-IN-1 Wash Review
VIVANT Skincare Mandelic 3-IN-1 Wash Review
Price and Quantity:
$31 for 236.58ml Available here

Inveda D Tan Face Pack Review

Happy Sunday Guys :) We have a product that claims to reduce the tan and make the skin glow. The brand in focus is INVEDA. To start off, Inveda is an Indian brand that believes in ancient methods of beauty and they develop the products using the ancient techniques to create the perfect skin care regimen.
Inveda D Tan Face Pack Review
Inveda D Tan Face Pack Review
Price and Quantity:
INR 225 for 100ml You can buy it from Jabong

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes -Review & Demo

Hey People! Happy Weekend :)
I am here with a product review and it is a product that everyone bound to have it in their bag. Okay, at least we all women do. No no,it is not the lipbalm but it is the Multi Use Wipes. There are way too many brands releasing these now a days. There is no way you can select something and deselect something. You only get to know which one works for you when you use them. There are no testers available.But out of all these brands and variants, there is one brand which makes you want it right away without a second thought. Yes, I am talking about Dettol.
As kids, we have all bathed with this brand's soap and how many of us remember crying over the application of Dettol Antiseptic Liquid. Dettol emerged as one brand that is always there in our home.I love their hand wash.Dettol's Multi Use Wipes are now my must haves. 
Dettol Multi-Use Wipes -Review & Demo
Dettol Multi-Use Wipes -Review & Demo

Perfect Complexion - Skin Care for Dummies

Achieving the maintaining the perfect complexion is something which most women strive for. There are two main factors to achieving a flawless, glowing complexion. The clever and correct application of foundation, concealers etc can help to achieve the perfect look a makeup airbrush kit is perfect for this job but achieving the best results starts on the inside. If you have a clear, bright complexion then you won’t need to cover it with makeup to make you look and feel good – just the minimum amount will suffice.
Here are a few tips to achieve the perfect complexion starting from the inside:
1.Look after yourself
The skin is the largest organ in the body and if you don’t take good care of your body as a whole then it will show through in your skin. Some real “no-no’s” include drinking too much caffeine, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, eating lots of processed foods and over exposure to the sun. Cut down on these things and you should see a difference already.
The Key to a Perfect Complexion
The Key to a Perfect Complexion

Premier Dead Sea Neck Cream Review #premierdeadsea

Premier Dead Sea Neck Cream #premierdeadsea
Have you ever heard of a "Neck Cream" I mean, I never heard about something like this one but when I got it, I was totally bowled over on knowing why you should incorporate a separate regimen for your Neck too. Most of us neglect neck area and do not pay much attention to it which results in sagging or fine lines to appear. Blame my genes but I have a little weird Neck Region. Read on to know more..
Premier Dead Sea Neck Cream Review
Premier Dead Sea Neck Cream Review
Price & Quantity:
For 2.04 Oz. $249.99 You can buy it here

Dermadew Lite Soap Review - A Skin Lightening Soap

The story of this soap is not a long but not that short either. As I told you guys earlier that I had acne and since two months I am fighting on the marks and tiny scars left by them. This soap was one of those prescribed list to be used and I must say that this sure has a place on my blog and a review so as to help my readers regarding the Skin Lightening Soaps that are available in Indian Market.
Dermadew Lite Soap Review - A Skin Lightening Soap
Dermadew Lite Soap Review - A Skin Lightening Soap
Price and Quantity:
INR 150 for 75gms

Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 in Flame Review,Swatches

We all know about Sleek Makeup Eyeshadow Palettes and why we love them especially their I-Divine palettes. Gosh ! They are so intensely pigmented and are amazing to work with. Going with the same expectation with their blushes quality,I hopped into the bandwagon of blush lovers. In fact, I decided to have as many blushes as possible.That's how much I am in love with the blushes these days. I also feel that investing on a blush is just too great as they can never get finished so easily :P I have few Sleek Blushes and looking for more.Anyway, here I am with a blush palette by Sleek.
Sleek Blush By 3 in Flame
Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 in Flame Review,Swatches
Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 in Flame Review,Swatches

Bioque C Plus Moisturising Cream-Review,Swatch

Hey People..how many of you know that Vitamin C is good for skin? Vitamin C helps in keeping the skin healthy and supple. We don't get many moisturizing creams that have Vitamin C in them and I'm sure finding one would be difficult. I guess Bioque has the same query and hence formulated this moisturizing cream.
Bioque C Plus Moisturising Cream-Review,Swatch
Bioque C Plus Moisturising Cream-Review,Swatch
Price and Quantity:
50gms for £35.00 you can get it here 
About the brand:
A scientific approach is at the core of Bioque’s skin care philosophy with a goal of developing cosmetic products that are more than coverups. They are, in fact, designed to employ your own skin's natural processes to improve the skin’s appearance. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines appear less visible, giving the appearance of more youthful skin. Our philosophy also requires that we use only the best and safest cruelty-free ingredients, regardless of cost, and use a sufficient amount of each ingredient to get optimal visible results. Bioque—The Nobel Prize-Winning Difference

Signal Technology—Bioque’s breakthrough signal technology, the delivery system used in Bioque products, delivers over 80% beneficial natural compounds into the interior of skin cells in both the inner and outer layers of skin. In other skincare lines lacking the benefit of signal technology, a much smaller percentage of beneficial compounds penetrates through the cellular walls (an average of 20% as opposed to Bioque’s over 80%); most ingredients are lost on the surface of skin cells.

New Exfolimate, Your Best Mate for Silky Smooth Skin Review #facebodytool

Exfoliation is something which I feel is so important for younger looking skin and helps in keeping the skin clean. We all know about the scrubs that are known to exfoliate the skin but have you heard of New Exfolimate? A product that is exclusive for exfoliating the body and face. So, we all heard about solid bars with beads to scrub off the dirt or we all have our ready made scrubs that has level of severity set from mild to gritty. Anyway, we are not going in there but we have Exfolimate Face and Body Exfoliation. 
New Exfolimate, Your Best Mate for Silky Smooth Skin Review #facebodytool
New Exfolimate, Your Best Mate for Silky Smooth Skin Review #facebodytool
What does the brand say about this:
Your Best Mate for Silky Smooth Skin. Say G’day to ultra smooth skin and goodbye to dull, flakey skin. Introducing Exfolimate - the ultimate tool to give you younger, fresher looking and feeling skin.
Designed in Australia – Exfolimate is your handy mate to instant exfoliation and pore clarification without the fuss of scrubs and loofahs that only rub the surface of your skin without actually removing the problem.

Sand for Soapaholics Face Puree - Face Cleanser Review

Ever heard of tomatoes for skincare.? Because, I knew the fact that using tomato juice would help take away the tan and give some healthy glow. But never really used as a cleanser.
But when the brand SAND for Soapaholics launched their new line of facial cleansers, I couldn't stop thinking of getting my hands on them. Here I go..with one of my very favourite cleansers I've ever used.
They gave caption for each of their products and for my new love.. Face Puree
They say "Tomatoes - Indispensable to every kitchen, Indispensable for great skin!"
Sand for Soapaholics Face Puree - Face Cleanser Review
Sand for Soapaholics Face Puree - Face Cleanser Review

Acne Care-Nexcare Acne Patch Review

Helloo beauties..I have a quick confession to make. Just like a teenage girl, I sometimes suffer from acne..Err..I ain't a teenager but still :( I know it sounds weird but I have oily skin which at times troubles me a lot  by causing some tiny volcanoes on my cheek or chin.! I HATE them the most !!! I am talking about acne and the scars that they leave once they are gone .Even before you get there in detail..let me tell you some simple facts about acne:
Pimples are commonly used to describe different types of acne.
The medical term for pimple is Acne Vulgaris. It occurs when oily and dead skin cells mix together and clog the skin pores. There are many types of acne.
Now the point.. How does Nexcare ™ come into the picture?
Well.. I have an answer..or you may say that the brand has an answer.
Acne Care-Nexcare Acne Patch Review

Sneak Peak - Oriflame Pure Skin Range - A Quick Review

Hey girlies... This is like my first ever Sneak Peek Product feature on getsetblush.
I have a reason for this. I right now have a bit troubled skin. I mean, no acne but I have marks to be treated and whiteheads visit me too often.
I would like to do a before and after pictures of my skin while I use this new Skin Care range from Oriflame. This range is mainly focus on removal of blackheads and all. Resulting in clearing the skin.
What I got from Oriflame Pure Skin Range

Jovees Skin Rejuvenation Mini Fruit Facial Kit - Review - Facial at Home

Hey Girlies.. How many of you prefer treating your skin at home ? I would like to raise my hand and say LOL :D coz I am way too busy with my office work and also I am lazy enough to convince myself to sleep rather do a facial. But recently(read 3-4 months) my skin is behaving super weird. It became sensitive and not every product is suiting me. I never get a facial done but i will always have a good cleanup session every month. That's because I am not really comfortable with the use of  those creams and massages for long duration.When I knew that the market has Do-At-Home  facial kits I was much happy at least I know what I put on my skin. That's the story behind my purchase of this mini facial kit.
Presenting you ..
Jovees Skin Rejuvenation Mini Fruit Facial Kit
Jovees Skin Rejuvenation Mini Fruit Facial Kit - Review - Facial at Home

Nature's Essence Glow and Bridal Pack with Rose and Sandalwood Oil Review

Hey people.. Festive season is here and everybody want to look great. We all check our makeup and the usual skincare products but these days I am checking out many face packs. Not because they are going to give any immediate results but I am in love with the feeling of application and relaxing for sometime. Else, I can never sit at a place for long time. I can forecast that you guys will be reading more face pack reviews in coming days. This is a new post. But I have few more in my drafts and many others on my trial table.
Nature's Essence Glow and Bridal Pack with Rose and Sandalwood Oil Review 

L'Oreal Paris L'Or Lumiere Cannes Makeup - Resplendent in Gold - My Version

When I have this L'Oreal Paris makeup with me, my creativeness never has a boundary. At least when I am given the step to step instructions on how to create the Red Carpet Ready Looks in minutes.
Okay, not minutes but yeah, a very little time. Apart from that, I am sure that I am the last person to create a look.
 DECODING THE LOOK: