Friday, 23 March 2012

Ananya's Review: The Body Shop Banana shampoo and Conditioner

          So.... I know I have been absent for a LOOOONNNGGG time from the blog, but I have been really busy stepping into ninth grade and all. But I did mention in the 'What's in Ananya's Shower?' blog that I would give you a review of this shampoo and conditioner. So, I hope you enjoy this blogpost and thanks for reading!

  1. The Body Shop Banana Shampoo: I absolutely love the way this shampoo works on my hair. Literally, everyone in the world deserves to try this shampoo. Luckily, It suits all hair types. The shampoo hydrates your hair, but also leaves a really clean scalp behind. The hair is ultra soft and bouncy after you dry your hair. If you have the time, I really recommend letting your hair air-dry instead of blow-drying your hair after using this shampoo. The hair is also gorgeously shiny and silky after ONE use of this shampoo. I have frizzy hair, and I really do think that it tames my hair down a lot. I find that my hair looks a lot better the next day after using this shampoo (or really, any shampoo for that matter). The ONLY con in this shampoo is that it smells a lot like medicine. But luckily, none of that scent is deposited into your hair. 
  2. The Body Shop Banana Conditioner: I have to say, the conditioner and the shampoo really compliment each other. I wouldn't imagine using either of this products with any other shampoo or conditioner. I use these two products together on my hair all the time. The conditioner is great, just like the shampoo. It's definitely not the thickest conditioner. Actually, its almost a little thicker than actual banana puree would be. I really like this conditioner, but unfortunately, it has that same medicine-y scent like the shampoo has (which, like the shampoo, doesn't get on to your hair). It is very hydrating even though it is a thinner conditioner. It really does make your hair really, really, really smooth and soft and I absolutely adore it. 
          Overall, I really do recommend this shampoo-conditioner duo to EVERYBODY out there with ANY hair type. I have heard some rumors (don't know if its true) about the fact that The Body Shop is actually going to DISCONTINUE this shampoo, so you may want to get your hands on it as fast as possible if you want to try it. But I just checked the USA, UK and Indian Body Shop websites and they are still there.

          OVERALL GRADE: A
          AVAILABLE AT: Any Body Shop Store (I believe for only a limited time, not sure yet)
          PRICE: Both shampoo and conditioner are Rs. 515 or $8

    Monday, 5 March 2012

    NOTW: Chanel Péridot Nailpolish

              I absolutely am in love with this nail polish. Not only me, but my mom too. It's a gorgeous olive-gold shade which has a blue-turquiose duo-chrome that looks absolutely lovely!

    Eye Makeup Tutorial For Glasses!

              Today, I will be posting my very first makeup tutorial on the blog! I'm really excited for this post. It is really simple to do, and I have tried to use eyeshadows that are more generic and easy to find for this eye makeup tutorial. I do wear glasses, and this inspired me to do my own makeup tutorial for glasses on the blog. 
              That (below) is the before and after, just incase you wanted to know. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps!

    Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    What's in Ananya's Shower?

              Wanna know what I keep in my shower? Well let's find out!!!

    Sephora Wishlist!!!

              In a few months time, some really close relatives are going to be traveling from U.S.A. to spend their summers in India. Obviously, I have to take advantage and have made a long wish list with all the makeup products I really want. Here are some of the products I really want from Sephora:

    • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: I have already tried the Urban Decay Naked Palette Original and I absolutely love everything about it. I have heard great reviews about this product and I really think the colours are absolutely beautiful. It also seems to have a lot of taupe eyeshadows which is one of my absolute favourite makeup colours.

    • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes in Glisten and Exposed: These blushes are constantly being mentioned on various beauty videos and blogs and the reviews are NEVER bad. Tarte is doing great with they're "Amazonian Clay" line which not only include blushes, but also foundation, eye products, etc. I already own one of these Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes in Blissful which is one of my favorite blushes ever. Glisten is kind of a softer, more wearable version of Blissful with a gorgeous sheen to it and Exposed is a gorgeous, matte, neutral brown-pink

    Monday, 20 February 2012

    Nails Of The Week: OPI And This Little Piggy (Its My Birthday!!!)

              Its my (Ananya's) birthday today!!! I have officially stepped into the second year of my teens, and I really am excited for me to be an official ninth grader. Anyway, since its my birthday today, I decided to wear something a little bit more fun today. So, I have OPI's 'And This Little Piggy' (3 coats) on my nails! Its a gorgeous pink with multi-coloured shimmer. Thanks for reading and I hope you're having a great day!

    Sunday, 19 February 2012

    Would You Rather: Beauty Tag

              I have known about this tag for so long and I really thought that it was a good day to post a beauty tag! Thanks for reading!

    1)Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
    ans: Definitely lose all my palettes and eyeshadows. After all, you can always use an eyeliner as an eyeshadow!

    2)Would you rather chop of all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
    ans: Never be able to cut it again. As long as my hair is clean, its good.

    3)Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
    ans: CORAL!!!!!! Even though pink is more versatile, coral is one of my favourite makeup colours.

    4)If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
    ans: I would probably pay $750 for makeup and $250 for clothes. But since I have to choose only one, obviously, I would spend it on makeup.

    5)Would you rather use lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
    ans: Eyeliner as lipstick. Remember, there are nude and brown (and sometimes even mauve and pink) eyeliners available in stores, just use them as lipstick!

    6)Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
    ans: Sephora. I have a lot of MAC items already. And sephora has so many more brands to choose from.

    7)Would you rather use only one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
    ans: Probably one lip colour for the rest of my life. I need at least two eyshadows to get a good eye look (a matte crease colour and a lid colour). And besides, one nice pink lip colour would almost go with every look I would create.

    8)Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
    ans: Summer clothes in winter. Only because where I live in Mumbai where its hot all year round, and I do where summer clothes in winter a lot anyway.

    9)Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
    ans: Bright nails. Its so much more fun. And anyway, I can't live without seeing something brightly colored everyday.

    10)Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or favourite eye product?
    ans: Give up my favourite lip product. Its easier for me to find a dupe of lip colour than an eye colour.

    11)Would you rather be able to wear your hair in a ponytail, or a messy bun?
    ans: A ponytail. Mainly for school, and to keep the hair out of my face.

    12)Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never be able to where lipgloss?
    ans: Never be able to wear lipgloss. i can wear shiny lipstick instead. But nailpolish is the one and only thing you can put on your nails to get some colour, apart from press-on nails which I probably will never wear in my entire life.

    13)Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them everyday?
    ans: Probably sharpie them in everyday. But only if sharpies are available in a soft black shade.

    14)Would you rather live without makeup or nailpolish?
    ans: Definitely live without nailpolish. I probably love makeup about 3 and a half times better than nailpolish.