- To create a lasting legacy to Sophie.
- To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.
- To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from “alternative subcultures” or “Lifestyle and Dress”
- To work in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are part of subcultures are protected by the law.
Haven’t we all loved and cherished the Strawberry range from The Body Shop? Atleast I used to love it…and still do. Have used up umpteen number of tubes of the Strawberry Body Polish. Do you wish to have the fragrance linger on a little more than what the body polish does?
The good news is they have launched a Eau De Toilette for the same..Yay!!!
I was at the store to check out the Extra Virgin Mineral Foundation range and came across these beauties.
And if you want to extend the Strawberry experience, they also have a gift pack option available:
Price – INR 3795/-
Price – INR 725/- for 100ml and INR 415/- for 30ml
Price – INR 515/-
So, while I was fighting away the lip irritation(courtesy lakme palette), I made some awesome lip product acquisitions. Here is one of them
More than 3 months of hectic travel, events and stressful happenings at home, my body and mind were shouting to me – STRESSED!!
An hour of meditation daily took care of the mind…but the body required more pampering. I wanted something natural and exotic and the brands that came to mind were – Kama Ayurveda, Forest Essentials, L’Occitane and Thann.
Kama – I am almost done with the brand…Not that I didn’t like their products, but the very thought that they were just using the products developed mostly by Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore was a downer. The place kinda neighbourhood for us and it is always possible to get their stuff at a much lower price and that too from the source.
L’Occitane – To reach their store, I had to go through Hosur Road traffic…need I say more??
So Thann and Forest Essentials it was. Since both the stores are located just about a few hundred feet away, there was absolutely no confusion.
After a disappointing stint with my last Lakme purchase(9 to 5 lipstick) years back, I was keeping away from the brand for a while.
Then we saw a huge change in the brand – new products, packaging etc etc and my trust was slowly coming back.
When I decided to start buying Lakme products again, I played safe by going for eye and face products – Lakme Satin Kajal, Lash Artist Mascara, Eye Quartet, Perfect radiance compact etc.
As the confidence built up, I decided on getting the famous lip palette after reading so many reviews and thinking of the compactness convenience and all that jazz. This is when reality hit me on the head again.
I purchased this palette from a New U store after ensuring it was very much in the “fresh condition/period”. It lay idle in my vanity for almost 2 weeks and finally one day I thought of trying. And there i go swatching and trying on the shades in it. That evening, I used one of the shades when I went to the nearby store for maybe around an hour. All this while, I started experiencing some kind of irritation on my lips – not itching, but sort of a slightly burning sensation.
Now, my only thought was to get back home and remove the lippie. At home, I removed it using some cleansing milk and there was no problem. The real shocker came to me the next morning. As I looked into the mirror, I see lot of whitening on my lips..not spots, but crack like appearances. At first, I thought it was my extra dry lips playing up and applied some olive oil throughout the day. Then went on an exfoliating routine, thinking the dry skin on lips should go away…But to my utter dismay, the whitening remained and I was literally in tears.
All this while I used only olive oil, lipice lip balm and bio fruit lip balm( when a li’l bit of tint was needed). Exfoliated atleast thrice a week( **still continuing prayers to the Higher Forces**)
Finally after 2 whole months of no lipstick/ gloss( I did try Revlon CB and Bourjois in between just for a few minutes before I bought them), my lips are back in shape. The white marks have totally gone and there are no other irritations.
Was it my lips reacting to the product or was it a spoilt batch of products? I still wonder…But thankful at heart for being able to get rid of the problem.
And now, like a cat who fell into cauldron of hot water, I am far away from Lakme lip products…and I don’t think I would ever buy them or use them anymore.
Hope my lovely readers are doing good :-))
For me, its been a mixed bag. Work is going on good, but a family member met with a bad accident and it was a terrible phase for all of us. Thank god, he is better now and on his way back to recovery, though slowly.
After having created the award-winning ELLIS HOLDER, Ellis has taken a new step in solving makeup portability: the ELLIS CLIPS. The ELLIS CLIPS can connect any amount of our signature pens – from two to as many as you like.
The concept is brilliant in its simplicity: just connect the clips to each other and slide in the pens.
You can take out the pen you want to use without disconnecting the chain. And it’s even possible to roll up the chain!
Priced at 2 GBP/ 2 USD/ 2 Euro, these are available online now.
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