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 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