Monday, 29 August 2016

L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo

 L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo

Last year I got my hair treated by keratin, it's kind of rebonding which doesn't really damage hair. And my hair expert recommended me Wella SP range -shampoo, conditioner and mask, so I bought that. When I finished the bottles, I was in no mood to invest much into hair care range and thought of trying some new range. There I bought L'oreal professional Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo and conditioner. I have read mixed reviews about the product.

As the name says it is a lipidium shampoo and for all those who don't know what lipidium is. Lipidium is made up of Ceramides and Phyto-Keratin which work to structure hair and Lactic Acid that helps with reconstruction of cortex and Lipids which form a barrier film on hair to lock in essential nutrients and actives and coats hair against new aggressors.

What the brand says:

It is the best fix for damaged hair, which leaves hair feeling stronger, smoother and softer. This formula is enriched with Lactic Acid, which creates saline bonds between the keratin chains exposed in the cortex of damaged hair fibers.

Directions to use:

  • Take the shampoo in your palms and distribute evenly through wet hair and leather.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Repeat if necessary.


It comes in an off white yellowish plastic bottle. The packaging is perfect to carry anywhere and it doesn't leak.

L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo

L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo

 L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo


Water, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Coco-Betaine, Limonene, Glycerin,  Sodium Chloride, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amodimethicone, 3-Octadecanediol, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Yellow 6,Polyquaternium-6, Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Linalool, Citric Acid, Trideceth-6, Polyquaternium-51, Lactic Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, 2-Oleamido-1, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Yellow 5,  Sodium Hydroxide,  Fragrance.


 $25.99 for 250ml

L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo

My Views on L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo :

I have very dry, brittle and manageable hair. This shampoo left my hair feeling soft and I din't notice any increase in hairfall as I have read that some people do. I prefer using this shampoo with L'oreal professional hair mask from the very same range. It leaves really nice and light fragrance in my hair.

The quantity that you need to apply to cleanse your hair is not much. It lathers well and washes out completely leaving hair and scalp squeaky clean. The shampoo doesn't have much fragrance and I like that. The consistency is fine, neither too liquidy not too hard.

The cap is a flip open cap with a tiny hole on top that lets you control the flow of shampoo. I find the quality of this shampoo too good and salon quality. In fact, this is my 5th bottle and I keep on using it switching some shampoos in between. As it is always recommended that we should not use same brand shampoo repeatedly and should switch in between.

It took good care of my hair after rebonding and managed to keep my hair soft and smooth, while making my rebonding last really long. I would also like to add that this shampoo makes hair less frizzy and more manageable when used with same range mask.


- Cleanses hair really well.
- Reduces frizz to great extent.
- Makes hair really soft and smooth.
- Lovely fragrance.
- Nice and travel friendly packaging.
- Good for dry and damaged hair.
- Given the quality, justifies cost.
- Works good for rebonded hair.

Cons :

- Doesn't help hairfall.

Overall Rating:


This is my favourite shampoo and I always repurchase it. I would recommend it for all my friends who have dry, damaged, coarse, frizzy hair. Even if you have ever treated your hair chemically, this one is a good option.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Winters are a curse for skin. My skin fluctuates a lot in winters, sometimes its dry and flakey, sometimes oily and most of the times its both and this condition becomes a bit bad, as it gets really difficult as what product to use and what not. But serums and oils are something our skin really need to feed upon to fight winters effectively.

My skin being super oily, I used to stay away from oils. But when I got to know about "Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil", I really wanted to try it. First reason being it is organic and second, Kosmea is a very famous skin care brand, so I wanted to see if it really fulfills what it claims. Read on to know how did I find it.

What the brand says:
Kosmea rose hip oil is bursting with vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Rose hip oil is said to be a healing oil since it has the unique ability to deeply nourish and balance all skin types. Skin instantly starts feeling smoother and softer with your first application. Over time, skin's natural healthy glow is restored as scars, stretch marks and wrinkles begin to fade.

Kosmea is the original and organic rosehip oil:

It is Australian owned.
It is the most experienced rosehip oil company.
All the roses are wild grown and hand picked.
It is ethically sourced.
Claims to be 100% certified organic.
These are extracted without heat or solvents.
Uses only the fruit, skin and seed.

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Directions to use:
After cleansing, apply 2-3 drops to slightly damp skin every morning and night and before applying your daily moisturizer or sunscreen. It is always preferred to apply face oils to slightly damp skin as it allows the oil to absorb deeper and quicker into the skin. 

Rosa Eglanteria (Rose Hip) Seed Oil* *Our Rose Hip Oil is certified organic, ethically sourced and super critically extracted using the fruit skin and seed. 

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

 Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

$27.95 for 20ml

My Views on Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil :
Telling you the truth, I am lazy enough to use anything regularly and often forget or ignore to follow a CTM routine. But yes, it is a must for everyone. Even if not all the steps, one should do atleast cleansing and moisturizing or using a good serum will also do the job.  

Using a face oil used to scare me. Though I love using serums, yet I thought face oil wouldn't suit my super oily skin. But this rose hip oil broke this myth. This oil didn't cause me any breakouts except one, but that may be due to PMS and yes, my skin has become more even. Not only me but my hubby can also notice that sheen on my face which I got after using it only for 4-5 days continuously. It has brightened my complexion. Even after washing my face in the morning, my skin feels more nourished and healthy. Though it is advisable to use it twice, once in the morning and second before going to bed yet I apply it only in the night. My lazy bones!! But the surprising thing is, still I can notice the change in my skin. 

It is winter season here, I am not sure if I will be able to apply this face oil in summers as I avoid using anything on my face in summers, expect sunscreen or aloe vera gel. But yes, right now my skin is loving it. Now I know why this product is so much hyped about. 

Kosmea products are available on all chemist warehouse and david jones store Australiawide. So availability is not a problem.

 - Suitable for all skin types.
 - Brightens the complexion.
 - Travel friendly packaging.
 - Easy to use with dropper.
 - Leaves skin hydrated and nourished.
 - Reduces fine lines.

Cons :
- Expensive 

Overall Rating:


I would surely recommend you all to try out this face oil from Kosmea for its enormous benefits. I assure you that you will be able to notice healthy changes in your skin within week of regular use. Such a product should not be avoided :)

Love to all

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Shining In Sunshine With Firmoo


I have been very fond of sunglasses since childhood. Yes, I was one of those kids who used to fantasize about those having all the fashionable and in trend sunglasses, after growing up. I love sunglasses of all shapes, colour and style. And today I have somehow achieved my dream. I heard a lot of good things about Firmoo sunglasses, so I thought of buying from same website this time. A recent addition in my stock of sunglasses is SC1644, from Firmoo ofcourse. 


I am in love these sunglasses. When ordering online, there is always a slight doubt in mind about the quality of the product. But when I got these, I found the quality really good and these are so light weight. They have also given a separate pouch apart from the case. That's is really nice of them. And I like the pattern on the case too.

Firmoo has so many options to choose from and if you wear prescription sunglasses then this website has plenty of those too. Whole range is very inspiring. It is quite easy to place an order with the website and the shipping is very fast too. I got my order within two weeks of placing the order, which I was not expecting at all.

In case you are not satisfied with the quality of sunglasses or your glasses arrive damaged or your glasses are not as per prescription you entered or anything, then they have a return policy too, where you need to contact customer service within 3 days of receiving the product and then you can file either a refund or exchange.

A girl can never have enough of sunglasses and it is always better to buy a pair online as back up is the best choice and it saves time too. 





All "" readers can avail a Free Pair of Glasses including Frame & Lenses from firmoo, by using the code "FOOTPRINT". Select your pair of glasses HERE and you only have to pay shipping.

Isn't it just too good. Not a bad deal na!! So, go ahead and choose your first pair today. And share with me what you get :) 

Have a great weekend

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

10 Beauty & Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar


I have been using vinegar in my food recipes for long, to give that sour and bitter taste, specially in chinese dishes but never experimented with other vinegars except traditional one. But one of my friend suggested me to try apple cider vinegar and make it a part of my daily food life. So, when I went to my local grocery store, I looked out for this and it was really affordable to try. So I brought it home.

Apple cider vinegar is known to be a magical product which cures so many diseases, then be it constipation, cancer, diabetes or simple sweet cravings.  It is sort of apple juice with oodles of fiber, nutrients and other antibacterial properties.

And it has multiple health and beauty benefits. Let us discuss in detail:

1. Weight loss - It helps in losing those extra pounds and fat by lowering your food consumption. Take it before meals as it will make you consume less food and will definitely kill that sweet craving but I would advice not to take it empty stomach like early in the morning. For this mix 1-2 tbspn vinegar with a minimum of 8 ounces of water or with one glass of water depending upon how hard you can take it. Don’t try it raw, it burns like fire and I would also recommend drinking it with a straw as it can damage your teeth enamel due to its high acidic properties or simply brush your teeth after your drink.

2. Acne scars – Apple cider vinegar is beneficial for many skin problems, which also includes getting rid of acne scars. I faced huge acne problem during my teens and still I have acne occasionally. So, this is something which really excited me. Take a small cotton ball and dip it in vinegar and with the help of cotton apply it onto acne scars, now leave it for around 15-20 minutes and rinse with cold water. By cold I mean normal water and not hot or warm. Repeat it twice a day and see the difference after 1 month. But if you have very sensitive skin then be careful.

        3. Sinus – Apple cider vinegar is known to have antibacterial properties, which makes it useful for fighting infections. It helps in reducing and breaking mucous in body, which helps in clearing sinus congestion.

4. Body odour – Apple cider vinegar helps fighting with body odor problem as it kills odor causing bacteria. So just dab a little under your arms or mix a small amount of it in your bathing water.

5.  Dandruff  -  It balances your scalps pH level and makes it harder for yeast to grow. To get rid of dandruff mix equal ratio of water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it onto your scalp. Now cover your hair with a towel and sit for 20 minutes to an hour. Now wash your hair normally. For best results use it twice a week. 

 6. Digestion – It helps to cure the problem of indigestion, basically good for those who have a constant constipation. For this take one tbspn of apple cider vinegar mixed with one glass of water and you can also mix honey in it if you find the taste too bad. It will also help in soothing intestinal spasms.

7. Warts/molescum – By using apple cider you can get rid of warts and molescum naturally, that too without surgery. It contains high level of acetic acid which helps in removal of warts/molescum. Take a cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar, now apply it on the wart or molescum and cover it with a tape. Leave it covered overnight and rinse in the morning. You can repeat it during day too. It will take almost 1 week till your wart is gone completely. I did this to remove my 4-5 months old wart or it is often called milk spot.   

8Foot odor – Foot odor is unbearable and most irritating thing when you can’t do anything about it. To get rid of foot odor, wipe your feet with apple cider vinegar as it helps killing odor causing bacteria and thus eliminating the bad smell.

 9. Facial toner – Diluted apple cider vinegar works as a magical cleanser as well as toner. While it helps the bruises to fade faster, it also helps preventing breakouts. To use it as toner mix one part vinegar with two parts water  and leave overnight to fade acne and age spots. It will also help keeping your skin clear.

10. Energy boost -  Apple cider vinegar also works as a great energy booster. It contains enzymes and potassium which help banish fatigue and as I earlier told it contains amino acid which prevents building lactic acid in body and thus preventing fatigue. I would advice not to drink it at night as you will  not be able to sleep easily due to too much energy boost, but if taken during day it does help in a good night’s sleep too.

I would recommend to buy only raw apple cider vinegar with mother. You will see with mother written on the bottle. Yes, and then you are going to love it. That’s why I call it a magical product, with so many good properties.

Have you ever tried apple cider Vinegar?  If yes, then for what exactky? How did you like it?

I always love to read your comments and suggestions.
Keep pouring your love :)

P.S. Love you all

Friday, 29 July 2016

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review

Hello Pretties :)

Today, I am here with another wonderful box which is always full of cute surprises - My Bellabox for July 2016.

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review

A box full of many surprising makeup and beauty products. And everybody loves surprises. It is a great way of discovering and experimenting with new makeup and beauty brands and their products. Bella box team customizes each and every box as per your preference. It contains 4-5 sample size products and 1-2 full size products. And the actual cost of one full size product is more than the box itself. So, it is a great way of self pampering without any loss.

Revo Lip Balm

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review

It is enriched with vitamin E, conditioning oils and moisturizing aloe. It comes in various flavours, mine is watermelon. I found its cute packaging and shape really impressive. It gives long lasting moisture to the lips and glides on precisely.

Bioderma Hydrabio Micellaire Solution

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review

 It is a daily cleansing and makeup removing water, very gentle on face and eyes. It not only removes the makeup but also moisturizes the skin.I have been using micellar water for long time but of some other brand. I wanted to use bioderma but it was little expensive to try on. After finding sample size of same in my bellabox, I got very excited ans yes, now after trying it, I am definitely going to buy it in full size as soon as I can afford it :P. But, at least, now I am aware of a good product which is in my hitlist!!

Palmer's Facial Cleansing Oil 

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review 

 It also has a small sachet of Palmer's ultra gentle facial cleansing oil. It is infused with 7 pure oils and botanicals. This deep cleansing oil blend emulsifies with water on to remove impurities and leave skin soft and fresh.It is free of parabens and good for removing eye makeup.

Bioderma Hydrabio Light Cream

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review 

A daily moisturizing cream for dehydrated and sensitive skin.  I liked its mild yet rich fragrance. Well the fragrance of cream matters a lot to me and it really impressed me. It is very light on the skin and makes my face feeling refreshed. It claims to retrain the skin by activating its natural moisturising capacities by stimulating water channels and production of aquaporins in the skin and retain the water it needs, thus making it balanced.

Pretty Woman Nailmedic Nail Revolution, 3 Phase Nail And Cuticle Treatment

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review 

 Again this one is one of my favourite product in this month's bellabox. A revolutionary anti aging nail treatment system designed to nourish, detoxify and protect damage-prone cuticles and nails. It is naturally infused with cranberry extract, keratin protein and shea butter. I liked it the most and it is perfect for gifting too.


Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review 

Now, it was something new to know about. A sample size bottle of baimeni hydrating eye and face serum. It contains hyaluronic acid, which intensifies skin hydration. Use it before moisturiser and after cleansing your face. I love face serums and getting to try on new brand is definitely a plus.

Gosh Mono Eyeshadow in Aubergine 016

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review

 I have seen this brand at Big W stores but never thought about trying Gosh eyeshadows and I am yet to try it on my eyes. But I am loving the color and texture and I am sure that it will look good on eyes. It comes in a smooth powder formulation. It has very subtle shimmer and will look good during day, while layering up is necessary for dark intense look. I will try to review it sooner with an eotd :).

Bellabox July 2016 Unboxing And Review

All pretty stuff comes in a cute mint box packaging.

I was very impressed with my last bellabox, which I have reviewed here, so I ordered again and I am more than happy to get these all adorable and quality products. I am definitely going to subscribe it further. The day I get bellabox in my mail, I feel so special and excited while unpacking the box.

I would surely recommend this amazing subscription box to my lovely friends too. You don't lose anything. In fact, you get to try on some awesome products which you may not be knowing of otherwise. Just give it a try. I am sure you won't be disheartened.

Love all

Ritcha :)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Get rid of Acne overnight - Dream Dots Review

 Dream Dots Review
Be it a teenager or a person in early twenties, a girl or boy, almost everybody suffers from acne and pimples. And in some cases it gets so severe that everything fails and the one, who is suffering, going through that situation feels really humiliated with so many scars and spots. Not only in teenage or early twenties but one may face acne in late twenties or at any stage of life due to hormonal changes and stress and many other reasons.

I had severe acne problem in my teenage and I still breakout every now then and specially during that time of month, I always get one pimple on my face prior to my date. Till date, I am not able to find any fixed and permanent cure for acne. Proper skin care routine and healthy eating habits may reduce it. I heard somewhere about Dreamdots, which are known to vanish acne/spot overnight. I got very keen on trying these.

What the brand says:

A dream dot is a unique super absorbent hydro matrix round patch, which targets and cures spots and breakouts overnight. It doesn't contain any harsh ingredients, yet gives dramatically effective results. It is waterproof, satin-smooth, breathable with wafer like thin surface and acts seamlessly as a second skin, conforming to any contour of the face. 

When brought in contact with the spot, its patented core locks in and absorbs the spot exudate and then a healing environment is formed, maintaining ideal temperature and hydration levels and pH balance, while sealing in all the repair factors which leads to fast healing. Acne/pimple pain is reduced as nerve endings are properly cushioned and protected in this moist condition. When removed in the morning, the patch will swell and turn white overnight, resulting in visibly reduced redness and inflammation.

Dream Dots Review

How it works:  

Dream Dots won’t dry out, hurt or sting your skin, like some creams and ointments may do. These are breathable and durable and have an opaque satin lining which conceals while heal. Once sealed these conforms to any contour of the face, just like second skin. Dream dots are used on pimples, spots, acne and zits, giving dramatically powerful and effective results, using no harsh ingredient.

How to apply:

1. Take one dream dot and peel it half.
2. Apply it onto the spot and peel off the outer layer completely.
3. Press it on the spot for approx 5 seconds.
4. Apply Dream dots before going to bed and leave overnight for 6-10 hours.


 Dream Dots Review

Dream Dots Review

Dream Dots Review

Dream Dots Review

Dream Dots Review


 $17.99 AUD

My Views On Dream Dots :

After hearing about these, I was really excited to try on these as acne is something everybody hates, so do I. And we all dream of that flawless and spotless skin. Though beauty is in the heart but I love doing makeup and I need a clear skin for that.

The adhesive is very gentle on the skin and feels like second skin. You will not get irritated while rolling or moving. I thought that it will not stay on place till morning, as I don't sleep that peacefully :P but to my surprise it did survive all that and was there on the same place in the morning too. It does reduce redness, inflammation and size of pimple and really makes it vanish overnight. I was so happy when I tried these for the first time. The second time when I applied this dot on my very big and painful pimple, I was sure it would not help. I left it there for almost 15-20hrs and then to my surprise the pimple was completely gone. Thank god as it was my niece's birthday same day ;). God plays tricks on such days na!!

I may sound stupid but I went for shopping while the dot was still there on my face, which I applied last night. As it was my niece's first birthday function in the evening and I had to make that big pimple vanish. And the dot really worked. Being honest I never imagined that there can be something like this for vanishing pimples.

This pack contains 24 dots, as there are 4 strips with 6 dots on each strip. These are available on Terry White and all Chemist Warehouse Pharmacies Australia wide and also available online on Dreamdotsforspots website.

 It does relieve the pain in a single night but to erase the spot completely it may take 3-4 nights or simply some extended hours. I prefer removing acne in single use, leaving the dot on it for one day and night, depending upon the size of acne. But it does make the pimple heal 80-90% faster than other things and that too without drying out the skin.

It is really easy to use this product. As the product says, in the morning the dot will have turned white in colour but I did not notice any such change in colour but yes it did reduce the size of pimple. When applied only overnight, it made pimple vanish in 3 days that too without pain. These are like plaster and the colour is almost similar to skin so don't look odd at all. Anyways you have to apply these at night. A pimple which usually takes 6 days, vanishes in almost 3 using these dream dots or 1 day the way I use these. I am loving it.

These are available at all chemist warehouse stores, terry white and also in other pharmacies. Though availability may be an issue but these can be bought directly from dream dots website and they offer worldwide shipping and by using the code "Dream10" you will get a discount of 10%. This product may be your saviour if you get a pimple before some special occasion. Have it with you and worry no more. 

Overall Rating:


I would definitely recommend it to all those who suffer from acne/pimple problems, no matter how severe it is. Also, all those who got a surprise pimple before some important occasion like me, it is the best way to make your skin pimple free and that too within a very short span of time, within 24hrs. Thats it!!

All myfashionfootprints readers can get a further 10% discount by using the code "Dream10" while placing the order HERE.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation 200 soft Beige - Review and FOTD

Talk about foundations, I always prefer matte ones over others. Why!! Oh, I have super duper oily skin. So, basically, matte ones too turn oily for me after 4-5 hours.

A mousse foundation, which claims to give nice coverage, is ultra light weight and keep your skin matte, definitely makes me rush to try it. Matte is the word every girl with oily or acne prone skin is familiar too and its something we love. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is one such product, which made me running to the store to try and buy it when it was on a special discount. I have used Rimmel's BB creams in the past and still find those best ones. If I talk about the best drugstore brand for face then Rimmel tops the list, be it the foundations, bb creams, stay matte power or primer.

While going through all the shades, I found 200 soft beige a perfect match for my skin. I think rimmel offers very nice quality for a super inexpensive price. I have tried many foundations within same range of other brands too, but this one wins the race for me. 

What the brand says:

This extra lightweight mattifying foundation controls shine all day and give natural matte finish. Its silky smooth texture leaves you with a natural-looking, baby-soft finish that won't feel heavy or greasy.



 It comes in a squeeze tube packaging. The quality is perfectly fine and travel friendly. Only the required amount comes out of the tube and its neither too thin nor runny.


May Contain : TITANIUMDIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).


$14.95 for 30ml



My Views on Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation :

The texture is so soft and creamy just like butter, of course it is mousse foundation so it has to be soft and it blends so easily without any special effort. It doesn't make your face look cakey and is very lightweight. It gives a natural matte coverage to the face. Though the coverage is not as good as Estee Lauder double wear, but then there is a huge difference among the price of two. If you have problem skin or acne marks then this foundation may not be able to hide those.

I always prefer to set my foundation with some loose power as it makes everything stay in place, specially in humid weather. But in the pictures below I haven't applied any loose powder above this foundation, just to show my readers how it really looks. I wish it had SPF too, as I prefer foundation which comes with SPF so that I do not need to use sunscreen and only foundation is enough.

It blends so nicely and makes the skin look naturally flawless, covering all the little flaws and discoloration too. Best suited for combination to oily skin beauties. I think it will suit dry skin too, when applied over a moisturizer.

To make it stay longer, apply loose powder over it to fix it, otherwise it may bleed in very humid weather, I mentioned very humid as it rarely bleeds in humid weather too but I haven't taken risk yet. :P


- Light weight
- Inexpensive
- Natural finish
- Easy to blend
- Doesn't cause breakout
- Perfect for oily/combination skin
- Easily available


- No SPF
- Light coverage

- No major flaws covered (I didn't expect too :))

Overall Rating:


I will definitely recommend and repurchase it too.  It is perfect budget foundation for daily wear and doesn't make a hole in pocket.

Which is your favourite daily wear foundation? Do you prefer high or light coverage?