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6 Fruity Products For An Exotic Summer Kit

The one thing associated with Summer is all the refreshing and vibrant produce flocking fruit baskets, markets and picnic tables. And if our palate is getting the season’s freshest fruits, can our skin be far behind? Here are 6 fruit-infused products for a little summer in your vanity kit.

 

  1. The Body Shop Banana Conditioner

This one’s for all the minions out there (all you banana lovers listen up!). A thick and creamy banana-rich formula, this nourishing conditioner leaves your hair conditioned, soft and tangle-free with a fruity banana trail.banana conditioner body shop

 

  1. L’Occitane Shea Zesty Lime Hand Cream

Pamper your palms with the goodness shea butter for softer hands. The cream protects and invigorates the skin, leaving behind a zesty and lasting lime essence.43023_A1.psd

 

  1. Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Mango Shampoo

Bid adieu to dry frizzy hair with Burt’ Bees mango-infused potion. The Super Shiny Mango Shampoo is enhanced with Mango Seed Oil, which leaves your hair looking shiny and feeling super soft and healthy.Burt_s_Bees_Super_Shiny_Mango_Shampoo_295ml_1367508350

 

  1. Kama Ayurveda Bhairavi Revital Massage Oil

Fortified with the hydrating and nourishing prowess of Jojoba, Orange, Rosemary and Bergamot oils, this 100% natural massage oil calms your body and senses, relieving it of all stress and pain.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.17.13 PM

 

  1. Forest Essentials Body Lotion Ice Pomegranate With Kerala Lime

A fragrant blend of ice pomegranate, refreshing Kerala lime and caramelized sugar crystals, this fragrant body lotion moisturizes the skin to leave it soft and supple. The formula is enhanced with kokum butter and organic beeswax, it provides natural hydration for smoother skin.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.17.29 PM

 

  1. Innisfree Whitening Pore Mask (Tangerine)

Get ride of dark spots, uneven complexion and patchy skin with Innisfree’s Vitamin C rich whitening mask. The super fine mask caresses your skin, imparting all its goodness over to give you nourished, clearer and brighter skin.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.16.34 PM

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!

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?

5 Ways To Make The Best Of Lemon

diy envy box lemonLemons are the most common food in every household. But did you know that this yellow ball of citrus is as good a beauty ingredient as any? Turns out there is more to it than just being vodka shot redeemer. Here are 5 ways in which you can up your beauty game with lemons.

 

  1. Anti-Aging Mask

Lemon mixed with green tea and a dash of turmeric powder can turn back your skin’s clock. The lime juice tightens large pores, fights free radicals that cause premature aging and boosts cell regeneration. Green tea on the other hand is rich in antioxidants and keeps wrinkles at bay while the turmeric protects the skin from inflammation and aging.

 

  1. Lemon Water

Enriched with ample amounts of Vitamin C, antioxidants and antibacterial properties, lemon makes for a great body cleanser and immunity booster. Guzzling down lemon infused water not only keeps your insides healthy but also reflects on the outside.

 

  1. Deodorant

Remember that floating slice of lemon in your finger bowl? Yeah, there’s a reason for it. The antibacterial properties of the fruit drives away foul odor and is also a great natural way to brighten your underarms.

 

  1. Tan Removal

Mix together one tablespoon each of fresh lemon juice and tomato juice and a teaspoon of honey (organic honey gives best results). Apply the mask for 20 minutes before washing off with cold water. On regular usage the concoction rids your skin of sun tan, black head and unwanted acne scars.

 

  1. Hair Repair

Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin B, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Calcium and a whole list of other names from the periodic table that make it ideal for hair care and repair. Applying a mix of lime juice and water to your roots before shower can fight dandruff while simply applying lime juice can rid your hair of excess oils. Other benefits of this wondrous fruit include longer and thicker hair, healing split ends, soothing an itchy scalp and reducing hair loss.lemon

 

Now you know what to do when life gives you lemons!

5 Ayurvedic Hair Tips For Flawless Tresses

hair remedies featAyurvedic studies and scriptures have the answer to all our health and beauty woes. From heart ailments to hair fall, the study knows how to solve it all. And how. Ayurveda vouches for ingredients that are all organic and natural, giving results that are chemical-free and nothing less than magical.

Follow these simple DIY remedies at home for a natural bounce and shine in your tresses.

 

  1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Amla, a Vitamin C rich fruit, is commonly eaten to purify blood, improve digestion and even loose weight. The high levels of Vitamin C make it ideal for nourishing your locks from within.

How:

Take powdered or dried amla and make a homogenous paste in warm water. Use it to cover your scalp evenly and wash off after 20 minutes. Not only does this keep your hair healthy but also makes it dense and black.

 

  1. Methi (Fenugreek)

A widely used and famous household name, which is definitely sitting in your kitchen right now, methi too has amazing qualities to boost hair growth.

How:

Depending on your hair length, grind the appropriate amount of slightly roasted methi and make a paste of it in warm water. Apply it evenly over your scalp, keep it on for 20 minutes and rinse off.

 

  1. Aloe Vera

This known skin foster is also a source of nutrients to give your hair a chemical-free shine and bounce. The plant extracts clean, protect and prevent your tresses against external impurities.

How:

Mix aloe vera latex from the plant and some water in a bowl. Transfer this mix into a spray bottle and add your choice of essential oil (coconut and almond give best results) and shake well. Simply spray this light leave-in mix on to your hair for unbelievable manageable hair.

 

  1. Bhringraj (False Daisy)

Also known as the ‘king of herbs’, Bhringraj owes this title to its excellent hair growth-boosting qualities. A regular dose of this herb can result in beautiful long hair.

How:

Make a paste of the leaves and apply it on your scalp for some time before washing it off. Alternatively, you can use dried Bhringraj as well. Mix 5-6 tablespoons of the powder in warm water and apply the paste for 20 minutes before washing off.

 

  1. Jatamansi (Muskroot)

The muskroot or Indian Spikenard is great for waning blood impurities and also giving your complexion a healthy glow.

How:

You can use this herb in two ways – consuming and applying. The quicker way is to consume it in the form of a tablet, which should not be more than 6mg; or you could even make a paste out of the dried herb (or powder) and water and apply it to your scalp before washing your hair.

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

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is a heads up. Because winter is coming. No, it’s not a GOT themed wishlist. Winter really is coming and we need to gather our winter cosmetic weapons! Here are the products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this week!

  1. Eminence Organics Apricot Whip Moisturizer

As beautiful and festive as winter might feel, your skin would like to disagree. Rehydrate your dry and stretchy pelt with this apricot moisturizer. Enriched with apricot juice, carrot extracts and corn germ oil, it hydrates leaving you with healthy and happy skin.Apricot-Whip-Moisturizer-216_LR

  1. Giorgio Armani Maestro Octinoxate Sunscreen

So winters might not call for a luminous well-hydrated look but a subtle tan can and has always turned heads. Available for every skin tone imaginable, Armani Maestro achieves a winter-perfect light make up while hydrating your skin at the same time._10170202

  1. Ananda Wild Rose Body Oil

Nourish yourself from head to toe with this skin nurturing body oil. Enhanced with pure essential oils of wild rose melded in rich sunflower and wheat germ oils, it moisturizes your body and leaves a scintillating trail of roses.ananc0214284

  1. Forest Essentials Luscious Lip Balm Sugared Rose Petal

Chapped lips follow close behind flaky skin when it comes to winter woes. Not anymore. Forest Essentials’ sugared lip balm replenishes and softens chapped and dull lips. A nice dab on your lips will leave them healthy and hydrated.Forest-Essentials-Sugared-Rose-Petal-Lip-Balm-5-g-9d6cdce0-5002-4bf5-bc49-9be881754257-jpg-b4c74e0b-08b7-4a4b-917e-5a97d2c9855b

  1. Hedonista Argan Hair Oil

The chilly arctic winds and dry winter leave your hair dull and damaged. Protect your tresses against the wrath of the winters with Hedonista’s healthy potion enriched with wholesome essential oils.Hedonista_Argan_Hair_Oil_1024x1024 (1)

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6 Eats To Give You Healthier Tresses

Oiling, massaging, therapy sessions, shampoo, conditioner, blah blah blah. We’ve all been that desperate please-fix-my-hair before I go bald woman in the parlor chair at some point. But did you know you could fix your disarrayed and dead mop yourself at home? And the solution is as simple as eating! Here are 6 hair friendly foods you should feed your hair for happier lustrous locks.

  1. Iron & Zinc

the two elements promote the growth of hair follicles. Eating lean red meat twice a week can work wonders. Also, pairing non-meat sources like soybeans/lentils with Vitamin C rich food boosts iron absorption.Nutrition-from-a-lean-meat

  1. Proteins

Also known as the building blocks of life, Proteins promote cell growth and repair. It also boosts hair strength. It is advisable for women to consumer at least 46 grams of proteins a day.lean-meats-for-energy

  1. Carbohydrates

health freaks might ward you off of consuming too many carb-rich foods. But these foods are a good source of Vitamin B Complex and therefore vital for enviable healthy hair.Carbohydrates-in-Your-Diet

  1. Vitamin A

Vitamin A enriched foodstuff are also an excellent source of Beta-carotene. These essentials are important for a healthy scalp and to improve hair growth.dreamstime_11416649

  1. Essential Fats

Fatty Acids such as Omega 3, which is present in fatty fish like salmon or vegetable oils helps, keep the hair hydrate. The nutrient aids dry and brittle hair and improves its texture.salmon

  1. Biotin

There is a reason ladies beat this elliptical entity and pour over their heads. Apart from protein, choline and Vitamin D, eggs are rich in Vitamin B, which is also essential for healthy hair growth.eggs

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

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is an ode to your tresses. Let your locks do the talking and tell the world what it really means to let your hair down. Here are the products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this week!

  1. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oils

Nourish your hair with the goodness of argan, camellia, maize and pracaxi oils for tresses that are soft, nourished and with a dreamlike shine. With active anti-oxidants and scented oils, the potion gives your locks that exuberate luster and whisper of wistful aromas.Kerastase-Elixir-Ultime-Oil

  1. Hedonista Hair Perfume

Your hair might be super thick, long and almost everyone’s envy, unless they come closer. Don’t let bad hair odor drive away people to lands far far away. A gush of Hedonista’s hair perfume is all you need to leave trails of an enchanting aroma that boasts of natural oils.Hedonista_Hair_Perfume_1024x1024

  1. Bottega Di Lungavita Linfa Age Shampoo

So you think washing your hair everyday can purge it of all its life and strength? Think again because with this frequent use shampoo not only can you bather your locks frequently but also be assured to get a mop that will turn heads.Bottega-Di-Lungavita-Linfa-Age-Shampoo-For-Frequent-Use-9094-079777-1-product

  1. Sebastian Professional Potion 9

A styling cream infused with natural extracts and botanical goodness, Potion 9 helps restore your hair’s moisture and leave it looking healthier than ever. Bid adieu to dry and damaged hair and let your blow dryer do the talking without leaving behind roug and brittle locks.sebastian-potion9_600x600

  1. L’occitane Volumizing Mist

Give your hair that extra volume and bump up its volume with this volumizing mist. Loaded with five essential oils – Artemisia, mint, sweet orange, pine and rosemary – the mist is a leave-in formula that puffs up your pelt. Say hello to voluminous hair!

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

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is an ode to the essential oils of nature. Put those scrubs and washes on hold and smother yourself with Mama Earth’s love. Here are the products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this week!

  1. Ananda Detoxifying Body Oil

Treat yourself to the goodness of pure essential oils of Juniper, Grapefruit and Cypress, known for their powerful detoxifying properties blended in a rich nourishing sunflower and wheat germ oil. Pamper your senses with the vitamin, minerals and proteins in this magic potion that acts as the perfect detox for your body.ananc0214286

  1. Hedonista Argan Hair Oil

When the body is getting its share of pampering, can thy hair be far behind? Cosset your hair with argan oil and you’ll know why the Moroccons cannot make do without it. Enhanced with essential oils, Hedonista’s mystic concoction controls hair fall, split ends and dryness. Say hello to healthy hair!Hedonista_Argan_Hair_Oil_1024x1024

  1. Clarins Cleansing Oil-Organic Perilla & Olive Oil

Rid your face of all that water proof doohickey and let it breathe! The Clarins Cleansing Oil transforms into a milky liquescent and eliminates every single remnant of your day’s make up. Enriched with natural oils, this cleanser is super subtle and caresses even the most sensitive of skin types.cleaningoil

  1. L’occitane Pivoine Flora Shimmering Oil

Turn heads with this shimmering oil that leaves your skin glowing with a tint of gold. The oil gives you a beautiful golden highlight and an enchanting smell of delicate floral and green fragrance of pivoine flora. Dab on some of this liquescent pixie dust because it’s time you gave those stars some competition!8089649_9900

  1. Avéne Thermal Spring Water

Bid adieu to a dull face with a spray of Avéne Thermal Spring Water. Drive away all redness, itchiness and impurities with the goodness of 100% natural spring water that soothes your skin like a blanket and hot chocolate on a chilly winter night.avene_thermalspringwater_1.76oz_900x900_1

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

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As you know, we’re dedicating the Wednesday of every other week to the products we covet, are plotting to get, or can’t stop thinking of. #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about beauty — fragrance, hair, skin or make-up — that we really can’t wait to get our hands on. And since it’s a wish-list, geography, delivery charges, availability or expense don’t matter!

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1. THALGO HYALURONIC EYE PATCH MASK
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Basically, if Diddy can do under-eye masks, so can you. These ones by Thalgo are really hydrating and cooling without any stickiness or greasy residue. Put them in the fridge before you use them. The product is tailor-made for refreshing and smoothening your eye contour area, that too in 10 minutes. Slap them on before you have a big night out because you know that the first signs of fatigue are the eyes. With these eye patches on, tiredness doesn’t stand a chance. Sounds good? Get yours at My Envy Box, here!

2. PUREOLOGY HYDRATE HYDRA WHIP MASQUE

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Avocado, shea, jojoba and mango butters, peppermint, sage and rosemary — sound delicious? They’re all in this hair masque along with antioxidants that prevent colour-fading free radicals. Add to that, UVA and UVB sunscreens which is sunspeak we know all about thanks to this post here. If you’ve been looking for the right mask for colour treated hair, like I always am, the search ends here. Your parched hair will thank you.

3. SERGE LUTENS SA MAJESTE LA ROSE

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At some point, we start craving a “grown-up” perfume, right? You know what I’m talking about? The cult of Byredo, Serge Lutens, Jo Malone and the like. These perfumes aren’t for girls — they’re for women. And the bottles, with their minimal type-face, and beautifully simple glass containers, say just that. Serge Lutens leads the charge, as far as I’m concerned. This particular parfum is all about the intensely floral bouquet of the evergreen rose. We have GOT to own it. The search continues.

4. DIOR ONE ESSENTIAL INTENSE SKIN DETOXIFYING BOOSTER SERUM

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Dragons have their Khaleesi, and us mere mortals have the Mother of all Serums, aka Dior’s One Essential serum. Each word of that excessively long name has been put for a reason and because Dior has the goodies to back their nomenclature up. Breaking it down, this serum detoxifies (removes toxins), energises the skin and amps up its luminosity, and re-charges skin cells. While you’ll start to see results in a week, one month is is when the jackpot really hits. This serum is for the long-haul so it requires a routine. Every day, people. We’re so ready for it!

5. EMINENCE ORGANICS ARCTIC BERRY PEEL & PEPTIDE ILLUMINATING SYSTEM

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We’re suckers for a skincare system, and this one gives like there’s no tomorrow. Start by exfoliating with the Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliant Experience on a cleansed face. Take your time and enjoy it — you’re giving your skin a massage! Leave the exfoliant on your face and apply the second product —Arctic Berry Advanced Peel Activator MA10 (that means containing 10% of multi-acids.) This peel activates your skin, making it clearer and far more smooth.  After about five minutes, wash it all off and apply the third product, the Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream which is a powerful, yet soothing moisturiser. Sounds deliciously decadent? Get on board, and check it out on My Envy Box, here!