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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

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

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.  

Fab Bag March 2016 Review - The More Power To You

Dear Fab Bag, you are awesome. This women’s day, give yourself more power with March Fab Bag. It has exciting products like always and is a complete package of surprise. This month’s Fab Bag is a fancy silver/ metallic pouch and looks amazing. Let’s unveil this month’s Fab Bag.

BBLUNT Back To Life Dry Shampoo For Instant Freshness

BBlunt – It provides one such all-hair favourite salon and products. Ever since it’s inception in manufacturing hair products, it never looked back and never ever led it’s customers down. This brand has eventually gained the “trust-factor” from consumers.

Three things which I absolutely love about BBlunt products are the price, variations and peppy color :P ! Also, they are pocket friendly, most of the products costs around 500 INR. They offer wide range of product types such as shampoo, leave-in cream, shine spray, hair style equipment and what not! Now, they have launched the “DRY SHAMPOO” for instant freshness specially designed for Indian hair.

Richfeel Hair Nourisher - Does it Help Reduce Hairfall?

If I need to start my hair story, all I can say is that I am not happy with my hair. I already have very fine thin hair and is prone to breakage. I know the reasons too. I am not really taking good food,neither rest nor reducing the stress levels. So, these things took a troll on my hair and my already weak hair started to fall apart really badly.
I was in search of a good product which would provide me the required care and nourishment to my hair. I have already found the topical solution for hair growth which I will review in later days.
About the product:
Richfeel Hair Nourisher - Does it Help Reduce Hairfall
Richfeel Hair Nourisher combines the goodness of almonds with an inbuilt vitalizer thereby taking care of various problems like dandruff and hair loss.
This pioneering product of Richfeel conditions and nourishes the hair to keep it strong and healthy.
A truly wonderful product, tried and trusted by hundreds around the world.
It is extremely effective on Alopecia and hair fall.

Aakaara Salon - Home for The Best Hairdressers in Hyderabad

I always thought there are very few people on the planet who know how to cut my hair properly. The person who tops that “few people” list happens to be Mr.Satya of AAKAARA hair salon 
(Check their Facebook page here and do like it as they keep updating the page with latest hair trends and looks )
My hair is frizzy when dried and curly when wet. No comb can survive my hair and hence I only invest in conditioners and hair serums.  It’s been months I have had a hair cut because I strongly believe, however it is cut, it still looks the same! More over most of the stylists cut my hair short or give short layers which in turn my hair avenges by coiling up more and making it unmanageable.
But one day, this chirpy little Appu took me to the trending AAKAARA hair salon. I wasn’t aware of how awesome my hair would transform at that moment. She gave them the biggest challenge to make my hair look good and manageable.
Aakaara Salon - Home for The Best Hairdressers in Hyderabad
Aakaara Salon - Home for The Best Hairdressers in Hyderabad

SaND for Soapaholics Forever Twenty Review

What is the best season that would keep your hair healthy? For me, it is the summer because I get to take head bath every alternate day and I have also observed that my hair grows faster in summer than in any other season. In summer, my scalp turns oily by the second day after the hair wash and I do not have to oil my hair(at least I thought so) which is a sheer lie. But the other seasons make my hair weird. It is like my hair turns super dry during winter and monsoon is making my hair lifeless and limp.
So, let me focus on the present season. The Great Monsoons of India! Kill my hair I say lol. After so many hit and trials and after losing so much of hair I could find out the best way to shampoo my hair. But now, I would like to add up one more Oiling my hair. Since a month or so, I started this routine of oiling my hair every time I shampoo my hair. Now that you guys got to know the topic, I would love to share the reviews of two products one at a time.
In this post, I would like to share a review of one oil that is too unique. Look wise and Feel Wise too.
This is from Sand for Soapaholics..The product is named as “Forever Twenty”
SaND for Soapaholics Forever Twenty Review
SaND for Soapaholics Forever Twenty Review

How To Shampoo Your Hair - The Best Way

I am no pro in this genre but I am a continuous learner. I try things and decide what is suiting me and what not. I have tried a wide range of shampoos and conditioners and not many suited my oily scalp and fine hair.
I have not so thick hair which needs a hair wash every alternate day. Recently I have shifted and I did observe that my hair is not growing and feeling normal but the water here increased my hairfall. I started taking vitamin supplements and I am yet to witness a miracle.
However, during this course of bad phase I could figure out that water is the main cause of my huge hairfall and I started experimenting the way I shampoo.
Few of my blogger friends told me to try using the mineral water as a last rinse and applying oil an hour before would help too. So, I now figured out that there is this particular method of shampooing that I started following since a month and I must say that I am happy with the results.
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Step 1:
Oil your hair at least one hour before taking head bath.
I usually apply oil in the previous night and thus giving time for the oil to get absorbed into the scalp and roots of the hair.
Step 2:
I started using the natural shampoo bar.
I at times switch between the shampoo bar and the normal shampoo. But I have changed the method in which I shampoo my hair.
If it is a shampoo bar..
I take the bar, dip it in water to make it a bit wet. Then take it out and rub it in between my palms to form lather. When I have enough lather, I apply the lather to my wet hair and form further lather starting from my bottom of my hair to the scalp. Keep it for a minute or two and then rinse it.
I would repeat it if required.
If it is the regular shampoo..
Take half cup of water and take adequate amount of shampoo. Mix it well and use this mixture.
Apply this mixture to wet hair bit by bit and form lather. This would need very less shampoo than regular quantity you use.Shampoos of this kind can be found at online beauty stores like Nykaa. To pay less for all the products there you can always look for Nykaa discount coupons which are available in large numbers on websites like Picodi.
Step 3:
Once you rinse off your shampoo/conditioner and once you are done with the bath, take a bottle of mineral water or a mug of distilled water and use this water as a last rinse.

At first, I didn't notice much difference but gradually I have noticed that there is reduction in my hairfall.
I can not guarantee if this method works for you but do try and see. There is no harm in trying as I am sure that there will be no side effects.

Give your hair an Olique makeover

I love my hair and want to nourish and pamper it as much as I can. When it is about choosing a hair care product, I always have my thinking cap on! Some key points to consider are - The product should be safe for my hair. It should not cause any allergy. It should not have any harmful chemical. It should not make false claims, so on and so forth. I am sure you too have similar concerns. Don’t you?
I always stay away from experimenting with my hair with new products. If a product is really good and trustworthy and meets my safety criteria, I do try it on my hair.  Olique hair oil is a new hair care product that claims to nourish and strengthen your hair. The reason I was attracted towards Olique is primarily due to its healthy ingredients which it claims are bound to turn broken and weak hair into beautiful and smooth hair minus the hair fall.

My Take:
Hair fall is a common problem for urban women like me, as we are regularly exposed to high pollution levels in metropolitan cities. The biggest problem is that we cannot stay indoors to protect ourselves from city pollution and we do not have time for trying traditional solutions to nourish our hair in a fast moving city life. I found relief in Olique Hair Oil as it has all plus points for me. It is safe to use on your hair, it is a scientifically tested solution, it nourishes and strengthens your hair, and also prevents hair fall. I know what my hair really wants.

My Top 10 Reasons For Selecting Olique Hair Oil
1. Convenient to use
2. Trusted product
3. Scientifically tested
4. No side effects
5. Starts acting fast
6. Available for purchase online
7. Let’s me style my hair
8. Repairs my hair
9. Nourishes my hair
10. Affordable

My Rating: 
Olique is convenient to buy from an online shop such as Flipkart and Snapdeal. The product has all advantages that one seeks in a hair care solution. It is safe for my hair and I trust the brand for its quality.
The only inconvenience I see is in the overnight application of the hair oil. The oil tends to stick to the pillow cover. Do not forget to wear a plastic cap while you sleep to protect oil from penetrating your bedsheet and pillows.
:)Overall, a good purchase decision. 

How I Style my New Hair Style ft Lakme Salon #HairIsFashion

To start off,  I do not want to say so much because, you can actually check My Hair Makeover by Clicking the heading itself :D
I was happy and I was super happy that I finally got highlights. I have always loved them and I have had them few years ago but not on my crown but to the sides. But those days were the best days of my healthy hair and once I started experimenting with chemicals and Smoothening damaged my hair to the most. Please do not mind the gaps in my hair I am working on it. Planning to get some surgical help too. If interested, do let me know in the comments below. Fine fine,, No serious talks. But my hair was super cool to look at and I had only one motto. Show Off my hair :D 
Whenever  I wanted to style it, I used to style in a way that my highlights are visible. To add, I am a very lazy person and I can not use all the serums or hair sprays and not even a hair drier. So, I am going to show you how I actually style my hair like. It is my everyday Hair Style.
How I Style my New Hair Style ft Lakme Salon #HairIsFashion
How I Style my New Hair Style ft Lakme Salon #HairIsFashion

[Winner Announced]Contest-Win a Hair Makeover with Lakme Salon #HairIsFashion

Hey Guys.. You guys already knew that I had my hair makeover few weeks back and I given you a hint that there will be a contest on my blog and you can win yourself a hair makeover.
So here is your chance to win!!
The Question:
Tell us the reason(s) why #HairIsFashion to you?
The best answer will be chosen by me and that person will win a Hair Makeover worth 1500 INR from the Lakme Salon.
You can answer by commenting below or tweeting or through any of my other social media channels. But don't forget to tag me and Lakme Salon while answering it.

1. Like Get Set Blush and Lakme Salon on Facebook
2. Follow GetSetBlush and LakmeSalon on Twitter
**Optional- Follow getsetblush and Lakme Salon on Instagram**

Good Luck Girls.. Looking forward to see your hair makeover :)

The Winner is 
Tarannum Manjul
The Reason:
I really liked the honest reply on why #HairIsFashion

Congrats girl :) :)
Please email me with the details..

Cope with the signs of seasonal hair loss

Cope with the signs of seasonal hair loss that occurs during the spring season
Reverse the effects of seasonal hair loss and enjoy the spring season. Let us take a look at the root causes and remedies for seasonal hair loss.
Every year, countless people suffer from unexpected hair loss. Women begin to notice significant hair fall in the spring season, which is called seasonal hair loss. Around this time of year, they become aware of the excessive hair loss during washing or brushing. However, hair loss cannot exceed the physiological rate. On an average, it is close to the lowest limit of 50 hair strands a day, and during the periods of seasonal hair loss, it reaches the upper limit of 100 hair strands a day. Human hair is in the growth phase for around two and six years. At any given time, 90 percent of our hair is growing, and the remainder of 10% is in a resting state for two to six months. The whole process is repeated after the resting period. Women have the highest proportion of resting hair in spring, and this pattern is indeed evolutionary.
Here are a few causes and what you can do to combat seasonal hair loss.

My Hair Makeover ft Lakme #HairIsFashion with The Show Stopping Hair Collection

Heyya Guys.. I am back after my birthday and I was travelling all over the places. That's just when I was called by the Lakme Salon,Ameerpet people to take an appointment to try their much praised "The Show Stopping Hair" Collection.I was super excited as it the next day was my Birthday. It came in more like birthday present to me.
So, here it goes the story of my Hair Makeover.
Lakme Salon has come up with 3 unique hairstyles which are named as Illusion, Metamorphosis, Moulin Rouge. Out of these I chose Illusion. I felt Illusion is just perfect with my fine hair and it doesn't need much of maintenance.
The sample looks:

Ombre Hair - How to Get Ombre Hair at Home

The Steps to Achieving Ombre Hair :
Hair done in the ombre style has become increasingly popular among women in many parts of the world since the past few years. The word is French for shade or gradation, and the ombre style is defined as colouring hair in such a way that it is darkest near the roots and lightest at the tips. It may seem expensive and difficult to do, but here are some steps you can do at home so you can achieve ombre hair that you can show off in public. 
For Long Hair:

Memebox #49 Hair & Body #4: SPA Edition - Unboxing and Mini Reviews

A long pending post and here it is..My MeMebox#49
I bought it because of the name and the Sneakpeek of the MilkDress Shampoo that they included in the box. It is more than a week that I received this box and I am already started using most of the products and now I can proudly review them for you while showing them.
My Code: NJA2TC
December codes will be activate from December 4, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
Codes are good for $5 off any purchase over $30
Memebox #49 Hair & Body #4: SPA Edition - Unboxing and Mini Reviews
Memebox #49 Hair & Body #4: SPA Edition - Unboxing and Mini Reviews
Let us take a look on what I got in my box#49 Hair & Body - Spa Edition. I was expecting some kind of spa sort of products for my body and for hair, I already knew one product. But I was kind of ok ok with the box. Read on to know why.
#23 + $6.99 shipping
Here is the box link 
What does memebox say about this box:
Escape the world with this Hair & Body 4: Spa Edition!
Take down your hair, light a candle, and step into a world of bubbles and frothy goodness with the fourth edition of our best-selling Hair & Body series.
Packed with the best spa-quality hair-reviving and body-beautifying essentials yet, Hair & Body 4: Spa Edition will turn your ordinary bathtub into a world-class spa! Experience first-class beauty with this Memebox classic, and be beautiful from head to toe!

MABH Fast Growth Hair Oil - My Experience

First thing is first... I am super busy with my life and hence less love was shown to my second love ie GETSETBLUSH.COM. I am sorry :( I will start posting from now.Coming back to my current post it is a simple review of one of the much raved hair care product. It is none other than, the MABH fast Growth Hair Oil.

TRESemme Split End Remedy Shampoo, Conditioner Review

How many of you believe in the Brand? I mean, you try a product from a particular brand, you like it and you kind of stick to it for long time ? I don't know if I can hear any yes's but I do. After the use of my very first shampoo and conditioner set from TRESemme, I never looked back.
Price and Quantity:
INR 170 for 215ml For Shampoo and Conditioner.
What does the website say:
The TRESemmé Split Remedy™ system gently cleanses and moisturizes so hair is healthy-looking and manageable, while reducing split ends up to 80% after just three uses*. This unique system, with our innovative Reconstructing Complex™, binds split ends—and with continued use, this system fixes damage as it occurs. This hair care for split ends leaves strands looking salon fresh: soft, smooth and easy to style. 
How It Works:
THE FORMULATION: Reducing split ends takes serious science. Our starting point was this: your hair’s frayed ends are negatively charged. So we created a Reconstructing Complex with positively charged polymers inside a gel body…and opposites attract. 

THE EFFECT: As your hair dries, split ends contract, and with continued use of our hair care for split ends, you’ll be left with a look that’s smooth and seemingly just cut. 
About the Shampoo:
The TRESemmé Split Remedy™ Shampoo & Conditioner system gently cleanses and moisturizes so hair is healthy-looking and manageable, all while reducing split ends up to 80% after just three uses*. This unique system, with our innovative Reconstructing Complex™, binds split ends—and with continued use, this system fixes damage as it occurs. This hair care for split ends leaves strands looking salon fresh: soft, smooth and easy to style.
About the conditioner:
The TRESemmé Split Remedy™ Shampoo & Conditioner system gently cleanses and moisturizes so hair is healthy-looking and manageable, all while reducing split ends up to 80% after just three uses*. This unique system, with our innovative Reconstructing Complex™, binds split ends—and with continued use, this system fixes damage as it occurs. This hair care for split ends leaves strands looking salon fresh: soft, smooth and easy to style. 
My Take:
I was impressed with their previous range and as expected these didn't disappoint me at all. I totally loved the mild fragrance. The shampoo and conditioner smell the same. The consistency is different. The conditioner is on the thicker side and the shampoo was a bit runny. The shampoo lathers well.Even when I oiled my hair, it took off the oil in a single wash with very less quantity. The smell lingers on for sometime but not for too long.
I have oily scalp and normal hair. These combo doesn't make my scalp oily on the second day but my hair seems a bit weighed down. But that is the case with any other shampoo/conditioner too. My hair is like that,I can't really help it.
The package is sturdy enough to be carried around for trips. They have almost the same lettering style and package except with the colours and respective names and ingredients.
I forgot to click the pics of the ingredients :(
I don't really have any splitends after my recent haircut at Juice(you can check my new haircut here) So, I can't comment on the effect of this combo in that section.
But they gave my hair nice bounce and life that I kept using it since two months.
My Rating:
I would absolutely recommend this one to my readers. This is just an amazing combo for daily use and your hair will be back to life and healthy after every wash.
This post is written for the Indiblogger

Vcare Hair Growth Vitalizer Review

Appu and I were forced to go for shopping on a sunny day because of Vodafone customer care.(I know, quite weird but we girls when we have to wait, we prefer shopping than just sitting idle :P)
As I love long hair, this product ‘Vcare Hair Growth Vitalizer’ caught my eye and I just gave it a try.

INR 95/- for 100 ml

It comes in white color non-transparent bottle with a spray dispenser attached to it.It has a white color transparent cap attached to it.

You can find the other ingredients  in the Image below.

My Experience:
It’s a pale yellow color liquid. It has a different smell may be of some herbs used in it (can’t explain it), but it’s not that pungent. It has to be just sprayed on the scalp and hair and massage gently. It is not oily and doest makes your hands or hair greasy (No residue left on my hands). When you spray on scalp its gives a cooling sensation (Like when you touch nail polish remover), may be because of the sprit /alcohol mixed in ingredients. I don’t say it completely stopped or controlled hair fall but at least the hair fall is less when compared to the hair fall that I had after applying hair oil. May be longer use may still reduce hair fall and promote hair growth (I am using It probably from past one month twice a week).I felt it’s a bit tough to spray especially if the hair is long and density of hair is more. It is difficult to make sure if the liquid is completely and evenly spread or not.

Its oil free non sticky
Controls hair fall
It might be bit tough to use for people with long hair as they might face difficulties in applying the liquid evenly.
My Rating:
If you have fine hair and lazy to apply oil every week, this can help you in controlling the excess hairfall with continuous usage.
Guest Post by Haani

My Haircut and Nails Done at The Juice Salon -Store Tour - Before and After Pictures

Hey people
Happy Sunday! How was your saturday and mine was just as perfect as it can ever be!
Most of you,who are following me on Instagram might have already known that I had a haircut (If you haven't following me as yet, please feel free to follow @itsapoorva)
I was invited by the Juice Salon team few days back and I booked an appointment on Saturday. Once I was there,it was all magic.You know the VIP feeling!It was nothing less than that.
For those who are not really aware what the Juice Salon is all about,
Here is something they say in their own words:
Juice is one of the trendiest salon chain with branches across metros and mini-metros catering to the beauty needs of ardent fashion followers,trendsetters and celebrities. Juice has been in existence for the past decade and has now became a leader and benchmark in the Hair and Nail Care industry.
Hair Stylists at Juice believer that perfect beauty is different for every person which is why they do not mass produce but tailor a look keeping in mind an individual's features when conceiving their cut and colour.
As a brand Juice is extremely stylish,funky, international and has experienced a period of unprecedented growth over the last decade and continues to keep the art of hairdressing fresh and alive.
The Store Tour:
I have visited the Juice Salon located in Jubilee Hill,Hyderabad. They have an other branch at Banjara Hills too. I will soon visit the other branch also may be for my next hair care session.
Okay, coming to the store.. The whole of Juice Salon is compacted in one huge hall where all the different sections have been separated with some wall partitions and glass.
The area is completely based on white/offwhite,blackish brown and magenta pink theme. Overall a very classy store with good ambiance.
My HairCut and Nails Done at The Juice Salon

Top 10 Summer Uses for Virgin Coconut Oil

I would like to share some ideas on how to use virgin coconut oil in and around your home this summer! So here are my top 10 summer uses for virgin coconut oil

1.          Pre-sun care: 
Rub a small amount of virgin coconut oil on exposed skin before heading out in the sun. Virgin coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4 and is a great antioxidant! Remember to practice safe sun-care by avoiding direct exposure during peak hours, especially for young children.
2.          Post-sun care: 
Sometimes we inadvertently get a little too much sun, and our skin turns a bit red. Virgin coconut oil’s moisturizing properties are perfect for parched, sunburned skin! Just rub it on several times a day to keep the skin moisturized and prevent peeling. It’s also a great all-purpose body lotion too!

Common Hair Mistakes we Need to Stop

Hey Girls..
We all imagine that we know our hair better than anybody else, after all we've been living with it day in, day out for most of our lives.  According to top hair stylists however, we are damaging our hair without even knowing that we’re doing it. These are some of the mistakes we need to stop making about our hair.
Using hair color at home gets a big, fat zero from professional hair stylists. Although there is some truth in the fact that many of the products are similar to those found in the hair stylists’ salon it’s not just about what’s in the color but how you do it.  Many women don’t even choose the color which will best enhance their skin tone ending up with extremely dark hair making the skin look pallid and gaunt. A professional colorist will be able to advise you on the best color for your complexion.