Month: April 2016

A Beauty Tête-à-tête With The Gorgeous Bipasha Basu

6819778-bipasha-basuUnless you live under a rock, you’d have seen a beaming, radiant and prettier than ever Bipasha Basu splashed across your social media feed. Ever wondered what (apart from a certain Mr. Grover) gets her looking as radiant? Well, we got chatting with the actress and dug out all her beauty and skin care secrets. Have a look!

 

  1. What is the first thing you do in the morning?

I absolutely need to have to start my day by drinking at least four to six glasses of water, followed by eating a handful of almonds that have been soaked overnight. It’s like a powerful cleansing ritual!

 

  1. What is Bipasha Basu’s everyday skin care routine?

No surprises here. I just believe in the four golden rules of skin care – cleansing, scrubbing, toning and moisturising. I never leave my house without a sunscreen to constantly protect my skin against any harmful UV exposure. I end my day by dabbing almond oil on the delicate under-eye skin to keep it from looking tired.

 

  1. How do you manage your skin’s health despite all the makeup and tiresome work?

My face is always covered with so many products during work that I completely swear off it when I’m not working. I always keep my skin hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day. I also make it a point to maintain a consistent healthy diet and exercise regularly for radiant skin. All of this combined with a beauty sleep keeps me glowing at all times.

 

  1. Which is the one skin care product you can’t live without?

I think it would be my sunscreen since it’s crucial for protecting my skin. With crazy back-to-back shoots, I barely know where I am going to be and for how long.

 

  1. Which is your go-to make up product?

I will have to say Jasmine oil, without a doubt. Not exactly a make-up product but I love it since it keeps my skin nourished at all times.Vine-Vera-Best-Essential-Oils-for-Women-Jasmine

 

  1. How important is food in maintaining beautiful body and skin?

Extremely! I think the food you eat makes up for 50% of how healthy you or your skin is. I try to maintain a balanced diet full of leafy greens, fish, nuts, fruit and carbs. It’s all about proportions and your body needs a little bit of everything. I don’t believe in completely refraining myself from eating anything, that’s just impractical. So I escape the guilt by eating my favourite desserts in small portions.

 

  1. A natural/homemade remedy that you swear by?

My home remedy to beautiful skin and healthy living is simply drinking multiple glasses of water throughout the day. It’s the most organic and effective way that works for everyone!

 

  1. What is the one skin care blunder everyone should avoid?

Stepping out without sunblock! There’s no quicker way to ruin your skin.

 

  1. Which is your ideal make up shopping destination?

Paris – it has all my favourite products from almost every brand in the world and there is practically nothing you can’t find in the city. Plus let’s not forget, you can always find a great place for the crepes and coffee.paris

 

  1. A quick word of beauty advice to our readers…

Invest in a good conditioner and don’t skip the weekly hair oil massage – it’ll protect your hair against all those harmful chemicals and heat from styling products. Finally, nothing works better than getting a good night’s rest so make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

 

Step into Bipasha’s skin with her pick of products in the April Beauty Box. Order it here!

 

April Beauty Box: Why Bipasha Basu’s Choice Should Be Yours Too

Hello beauties! As you all might know, The Label Life style editor, Bipasha Basu has handpicked this month’s Beauty Box. The Bong beauty cannot be doubted when it comes to beauty and wellness and that is exactly why we stand by her picks, no questions asked. The actress talks to us about her selection and tells us why the 5 products in the April Beauty Box must be in your vanity kit.about-img-5.jpg

 

  1. Rene Furterer Paris – Hair Care

The hair care range by Rene Furterer Paris is just the tonic your tresses and scalp need this summer. Fortified with a careful selection of nourishing essential oils, the products will nourish all kinds of hair – from dry to oily – hair from the roots all the ways to the tips.

Bipasha Says: “The Rene Furterer hair care range gives my hair a quick refreshing fix when I am forever stuck on sets.”rene_carthame_shampoo_800

 

  1. BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish

The BBLUNT hair polish gives the dullest of strands a glossy salon-like finish instantly. The nourishing formula rich in silk ilk proteins, provitamin B5 and vitamin E gives your hair maximum shine on the outside with supreme care from inside.

Bipasha Says: “This BBLUNT Hair Polish helps me get an impeccably flawless finish.”

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  1. O3+ Milk Scrub

Fortified with real milk, the O3+ Milk Scrub exfoliates, cleanses and brightens your skin, while getting rid of white heads and black heads. Regular usage will leave your skin healthier, cleaner and lighter.

Bipasha Says: “(It) nourishes and exfoliates my skin without drying it out.”o3+ milk scrub

 

  1. Roberto Cavalli Paradiso Azzurro

A stimulating spring/summer fragrance, Paradiso Azzuro plays on the essence of the Mediterranean Coast. With a crisp breezy note followed by soft floral tones coupled with a woody base note of cypress and musk, the perfume is sultry hypnosis in a bottle.

Bipasha Says: “Just a dash of the Paradiso Azzuro by Roberto Cavalli leaves me with a sweet lingering fragrance.”Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 3.28.39 AM

 

  1. Fran Wilson MoodMatcher

This revolutionary range of lip stains by Fran Wilson provides 12-hour coverage without so much as a smudge. The fade-proof, smear-proof and most importantly kiss-proof formula is enriched with vitamins keeps your pout colored and moisturized for hours.

Bipasha Says: “The MoodMatcher lipsticks in all their brightness are perfect for a candid selfie, and they are so long lasting, I never have to do a single touch up!”moodmatcher

 

Now go ahead, order your box now!

APRIL JEWELRY BOX : HOW TO WEAR YOUR DANG EARRINGS

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This April give your DANG earrings a twist and wear them with an all denim look like the one spotted on THE LABEL LIFE or match them with a relaxed ikat blue backpack from NAPPA DORI. Give these classic floral gold and pearls a contemporary twist!

 

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GET YOUR DANG EARRINGS IN MYENVYBOX’S APRIL JEWELRY BOX HERE

Dang is a jewellery label that celebrates the intricacies of nature and is an ode to the understated refinement of a woman. The label stands for immaculate quality, unique products and charming product packaging.

Design Philosophy : A Lightness of Being

Design Philosophy: Dang incorporates indigenous craft techniques and simplified botanical motifs into every single stunning piece of jewellery. Even the most statement pieces carry an innate sense of breeziness.

Both Pia and Alia have uncannily similar tastes and aesthetics. They find themselves in a state of zen around nature, and love understated, simplified and unapologetically feminine designs.

Both Pia and Alia have uncannily similar tastes and aesthetics. They find themselves in a state of zen around nature, and love understated, simplified and unapologetically feminine designs.

 

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How To Work Pop Into Your Make-Up This Season

Unless you are Nicki Minaj or someone with the confidence like Lady Gaga, the mere though of a bright pink lip or turquoise eye lids generate an image in your mind that looks like this:

While this is a great look to pull off at a spectrum-themed party, it’s not your everyday look. But if we can work with shimmer and shine can pop be far behind? Here are 5 techniques to add a dash of pop into your makeup palette and not look like a rainbow.

 

  1. Tomatina

The safest bet when it comes to turning up the saturation is bright lips. And the safest of safe bets is a tomato red lip. It’s a blend of crimson and orange, so if you can’t find the right bright, just do some mixing to come up with your own tomatina shade according to your skin tone.TomatoMAC

Image: babesinthewoods

 

  1. Cornered

Caking your eyelids with a bright tiny is a trend right out of the 80s so let’s crank up the classy and turn down the retro. Opt for a vibrant shade like pop pink, lilac, lemon yellow and the likes, and highlight either the inner or outer corner of your eyes. This way your face gets just the right amount of pop sans the Cyndi Lauper effect.

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  1. Line Up

Not too sure about an electric, pop or hot anything on you face? Simply turn down the quantity. For starters, begin with a colored liner and gradually experiment with brighter shades and, wing lengths, thickness, et al. It’s a good idea to pair your colored liner with a slightly tinted (contrasting or a different shade of the same color) eye shadow.7-ways-to-Rock-that-COLOR-EYELINER-without-looking-GAUDY-cover

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  1. Peachy Cheeky

This one’s a great trick to brighten up your face with just a few brush strokes. Let the rest of your make up be as f, just swap your blush for a shade that is more on the peach or rose side. Pink cheeks not only make one look fresher but are also an excellent way of highlighting the cheekbones.20131205-153624

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  1. Mascara(de)

If all else fails for some reason, this one trick will be your knight in shining armor. Just pick up a mascara tint that is far far away from black. Like an electric blue or violet and dab it onto your lower and upper lashes. Skip the liner and go for bold brows for max effect.color-mascaras-00c

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Pop on!

APRIL JEWELRY BOX : HOW TO WEAR YOUR MALVIKA VASWANI NECKPIECE

 

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Summer is arround the corner ! So let’s play it cool and simple with our April jewelry selection from Mumbai based jewelry designer Malvika Vaswani. This silver polish pendant is the perfect accessory to style up your summer essentials. Wear it with a long and light cotton dress like the one spotted on Nicobar or match it with a round doted clutch from Stella Mc Cartney. Less is more.

GET YOUR MALVIKA VASWANI SILVER POLISH NECKPIECE IN MYENVYBOX’S APRIL JEWELRY BOX HERE

Based in the heart of Mumbai, Malvika Vaswani is a new cross-disciplinary design house, creating products across categories, bound by a singular philosophy. The brand is the meeting point of design, craft and process, resulting in holistic approachable design. Inspired by the tenants of the internationalist movement, the studio creates for each unique instance, each individual user. The design of tomorrow realizes that products aren’t temporary, but long lasting and intrinsically valuable. The brand believes in honoring the qualities of materials, letting them take appropriate form and function to create beautiful designed products.

 

5 Benefits Of Feeding Your Skin Some Ginger

gingerYou may relate the root to an all-round throat relief, but ginger is way more than just that. It has a number of properties to qualify as a beauty agent as well. And the best part? The ingredient is one that is almost at all times sitting at the bottom of your vegetable basket. So no running around digging up plants for this one! Here are 5 reasons why you skin should be getting more of ginger.

 

  1. Clears Acne

Ginger is an effective antiseptic and rich in cleansing properties as well, which make it your knight in shining armor if your skin in acne-prone. Make a face mask using ginger, lemon and honey and use regularly for flawless unblemished skin.ACNE-ROSACEA

 

  1. Anti-Ageing

The anti-oxidant rich plant root helps in increasing blood circulation and cutting down on toxins, in turn keeping dull skin and fine lines at bay. Mix together some ginger, glycerin and honey and apply over your face and neck. The pack not only keeps your skin younger but also moisturizes it for a fresher face.worried-about-wrinkles

 

  1. Tones Skin

The root’s antioxidant and toning properties can help give you a lighter and more radiant complexion. Apply the ginger, honey and lemon face mask for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with cool water to reveal softer and brighter skin.skin-brightening-face-packs

 

  1. Treats Scars

A sliver of ginger is all you need to ward off hypo-pigmented scars, which occur when the skin loses its pigmentation. These scars are usually white or lighter than the actual skin color. Simply dab a sliver of ginger on the scar everyday to see visible results within a fortnight.ginger-hypopigmented-scars-1

 

  1. Soothes Burnt Skin

Ginger juice acts as an excellent soothing agent for burnt skin. Applying the extract eases the pain while healing burnt skin to its normal state in about 6-12 weeks. Even a fresh ginger slice can do the trick by simply rubbing it on the affected area 2-3 times daily.ginger_zps023496d1

 

Who’s your favorite Spice Girl now? 😛

5 Detox Waters For A Healthy Body & Beautiful Skin

Detox waters, also known as spa water or flavored water, are a real health trend. And for good reason. The healthy concoction not only makes the daily intake of water a yummier task but also cranks up the health quotient of the liquid. Here are 5 spa waters to take you through summer with a happy body and flawless skin.

 

  1. Blueberry & Orange

A delicious and fruity combo, this flavored water is a great source of vitamin C. Just whirl in 2 mandarin oranges cut into wedges and a handful of blueberries in 6 cups f iced water and sip away.blueberry prange

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  1. Cucumber, Mint & Lemon

This cool (literally) and refreshing spa water is your go-to summer relaxant. The classic antioxidant-rich combination of mint, lemon and cucumber cools and rehydrates the body while aiding digestion. Take 2 liters of water and add to it 1 medium sliced cucumber, 10-15 mint leaves and 1 sliced lemon. You could even put in a 2” piece of ginger for better digestion.cucumber lemon mint

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  1. Raspberry, Kiwi & Peach

As it is evident, the spa water tastes deliciously tropical. The mix is rich in antioxidants, fibers and vitamin C to keep you healthy inside and gorgeous outside. Throw in a handful of raspberries, a sliced peach and a kiwi into 1 liter of iced water and make your system happy and healthy.detox7

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  1. Blackberry & Mint

This combination of nutrient and antioxidant rich blackberries and mint make for excellent flavored water that not only cranks up your health, but also cools down your body. Mash a handful of blackberries into a lumpy texture and add it to 2 liters of iced water along with a handful of mint. Let the fruits infuse for a few hours or overnight for best results.blackberry mint

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  1. Lemon, Strawberry, Apple, Mint & Cinnamon

A rainbow of flavors, this detox water has a number of benefits. The lemon and mint aid digestion, strawberry fights carcinogens, apple plumps up skin and cinnamon improves blood circulation. Add of one sliced lemon, 5 sliced strawberries, 1 sliced apple, few mint leaves and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to around 1-2 liters of iced water for the perfect health cocktail.lemon straw apple mint cinnamon

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Drink up!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: THE WEEK’S TOP 5 CRUSH-WORTHY PRODUCTS

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is a guide dedicated to the well being of your cuticles. Now, if you needed to ask Wikipedia for the meaning of cuticles, you really do need these 5 nail care products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!

 

  1. CND Solar Oil

Fortified with jojoba oil and vitamin E, the Solar Oil by CND heals and repairs the nail and cuticle, nourishing them with every use to give you better and stronger nails and healthy cuticles.es_solaroil_0_0

 

  1. Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream

This cream by Barielle was concocted to condition the hooves of pedigree racehorses, which speaks volumes for its effectiveness. The salve supports the growth of nails that are stronger and resistant of any splits, peels or breakage.abr-001_1z

 

  1. Zoya Naked Manicure Perfector

The perfecting potion by Zoya is essentially a light matte nail lacquer rich in optical diffusers, keratin fillers, micronized reflective color pigments and micro thin film formers to create an ultra sheer veil that removes any nail imperfections, healing it in the process. The perfector comes in 6 different shades each with a different healing power.

 

 

  1. Essie Professional Cuticle Pen

Restore the natural health and hydration of your nail beds with this sleek and mess-free cuticle pen. Designed to avoid any spills or slicks, the pen imparts a non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula enriched with soybean oil, jojoba oil and Shea butter to soften and moisturize your cuticles.essie cuticle pen

 

  1. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

It’s spa day everyday for your cuticles with Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. The buttery balm is rich in cocoa seed butter and sweet almond oil to heal the cuticles while the sunflower oil and vitamin E repair brittle and unhealthy nails.Lemon_Butter_Cuticle_Cream_1

 

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5 Lipsticks That Will Up Your Pout Game

Before you give this read a pass, let me tell you that I am not enlisting this season’s hottest lipstick shades. This list is in fact a compilation of the craziest R&Ds in the lip care and make up arena. From color-changing sticks to annoyingly perfect lip tattoos, here are 5 lip products that are anything but ordinary.

 

  1. Fran Wilson Mood Matcher

The sticks are available in a bunch of regular and some not-so-regular shades. Here’s the catch though, once you wear the lipstick, it changes color. Now, I don’t mean like a traffic signal but more like different shades pink, russet, maroon, et al, depending on your “body chemistry”. Also, the stubborn 12-hour formula enriched with Aloe and vitamin E is not going to fade whether you eat, drink or scoff down an entire human.moodmatcher

 

  1. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Crème Colour Concentrate

The 100% vegan and cruelty free make up cake by OCC can be used as an eye shadow, blush and lip stain. Enriched with emollients and humectants including aloe leaf extract, cocoa extract, and vitamin E, the smooth and super velvety texture coupled with gorgeous shades like golden, silver and bronze give a perfect matte metallic finish.obsessive compulsive

 

  1. Berrisom Peel Off Lip Tint

A Korean trend (of course), the peel-off lip colours are brilliant, actually. The three-step apply, peel and pout process is slightly time consuming but the results are mind blowing! And though this one might not be advisable for the impatient but if you can live through the tad lengthy application process, it’s worth the lip exfoliation.berrisom_mt_001_light-500x500

 

  1. MAC Lipstick Halsey

Grey is subtle – it’s neither endearing like black nor overly tranquil like white. It’s gorgeous and it’s on a stick inside a MAC case! The offbeat yet gorgeous slate grey lipstick by MAC is not much, still everything. The sultry grey is bold and when it’s on that pout, it’s nothing short of unique and strong.Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 5.24.14 AM

 

  1. KA’OIR Glitzstick

The Glizstick Collection by KA’OIR is the perfect reason to step out of your matte-fied comfort zone and indulge in some crazy glitter. The Glitzstick comes as a box of shimmery lip glitters that can be patted onto your favorite lip stain or you could go ahead and buy yourself an entire Glitzstick package wherein you get the base color, the glitz and a complimentary applicator stick. The shades range from a brilliant white to a bold black. If you’re one for a little less OTT, try their Sparkle from the Lip Pop collection. Less shimmer and shine but tantamount chic!

 

Your best selfie is just a pout away!

8 Summer Essentials Your Travel Kit Must Have

Ok, I give up. The city is an oven and it is only April! The mere thought that June-July is going to be worse makes me want to sign up for an igloo on the poles. But alas, I refuse to give up the city-life perks for 6 months of dusk and 6 of dawn. Let’s just say it’s safer to indulge in a summer resort retreat. And for that one must gear up. Hear are 8 wellness products to tackle the heat when you’re ‘retreating’.

  1. Shisheido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Wetforce For Face/Body

Do you also at times feel that sunscreen lotions should come with a warning label that says: lasts until you take a dip? Well this Shisheido product sure slams all those hydrophobic lotions. The sun protection formula is fortified with SPF50+ that becomes more effective when it comes in contact with water. Swim away!shisheido sun protect

 

  1. Avéne High Protection SPF30 Lip Balm

Your pout too needs a shield against the Sun. This light and non-oily Avéne lip balm protects your lips with am SPF30 armour against short and long UVB-UVA radiations, leaving it plump and hydrated.avene lip balm

 

  1. Bottega Di LungaVita Sol Leon Suntan Spray SPF20

Save yourself the lotion smearing and rubbing regime with this suntan spray. The water-based spray provides long-lasting water resistant protection and prevents cell ageing.bottega de lungavita suntan spray

 

  1. ULTA Bronze Glow Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion With Shimmer SPF 20

Flaunt some beach swag with this uber chic SPF20 sunscreen enhanced with shimmer and a bronze tint. The cream keeps sunburns at bay, giving your skin a sultry bronze sheen.bronze glow

 

  1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion

Give your hair a beach makeover with Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Infusion. The spray looks, feels and smells like a bottle of seawater, only fortified with a bunch of natural oils and ingredients. The spray gives your hair a nice tussled summer look complete with a fragrant trail.bumble and bumble

 

  1. Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF30

When not at the beach, or by the poolside or whatever water body that gets you going, resort to a fresh look using this spray by Coola. The setting spray comes enriched with SPF30 and keeps your makeup from running despite the sweat and natural skin oils.make up setting spray coola

  1. Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating

So chances are you either forgot the sunscreen home in all the excitement or maybe missed a few spots. Because, hey we’re not elastigirl! This after sun moisturizer by Clarins shall come to your rescue. The formula undoes any and all harm the harsh rays may have caused by instantly hydrating and replenishing the skin.clarins after sun

  1. Phyto Phytoplage Sublime After Sun Hair & Body Oil

Soothe your skin and hair after a long day out in the sun with this after sun oil. Infused with a nourishing mix of erilla, buriti, annatto, and camellia oils that nourish and repair precious oils, it rehydrates, regenerates, and revives the radiance of hair and skin, the health cocktail bring back parched cells to life.phto after sun

 

When is the next flight out of this oven?