Saturday 31 December 2016

Introducing 'Mama Earth' Baby Products

Kids deserve nothing but the best. And every parent of the world does everything possible for the well-being of their kids. As a mom, when I got notified about launch of Mama Earth; I knew I need to give it a heads up...

What's this 'Mama Earth'?: 
A brand by the parent and for the parents. An innovative startup venture by Ms. Ghazal & Mr. Varun which develops products from world class research and attempts to solve every little problem that parents face to find completely safe & certified toxin free products for their kids. With the aim of making products which are mum-baby friendly, toxin-free, meet stringent international standards & are basically ultra awesome, MamaEarth was born.

What I received in my kit:
I was sent a premium kit that is actually is colorful sling bag containing 4 full sized products viz. shampoo, massage oil, insect repellent and moisturizing lotion. The zipped bag is certainly a reusable one that is spacious enough to carry baby essentials while stepping out. A thumbs up for the bag ;)
Packaging Idea:
The products packaging is attention-grabber for little ones due to its cute labeling with birds and animal prints. The products' packaging have been kept identical following same color theme of green n white. Though it's good to look at, I wish there be some change for every product for quick identification of particular item.
My Detailed Product Appraisal:

Soothing Massage Baby Oil
A calming blend of Sesame, Olive, Sweet Almond and Jojoba oil makes the oil gentle on delicate baby skin. This oil packed in a pump dispenser plastic bottle is equally effective to use for pre-bath or post-bath massage of babies. The oil is not extremely heavy or sticky and sinks into skin with light hand strokes over the body.
I didn't notice any greasy stains on sheets or clothes. A night-time baby massage with this oil aids him enjoy better sleep after he/she is exhausted of play all the day long. Sesame (Til) oil is well known for healing and immunity booster. So this beautifully smelling natural oil is a good choice.
Gentle Cleansing Baby Shampoo
In Indian families, the little ones are usually bathed without using any hard cleansers. Mama Earth has formulated this gentle cleansing shampoo that is enriched with goodness of Coconut based cleanser and Jojoba Oil to nourish baby's scalp.

The shampoo is mildly foaming and doesn't sting baby's eyes. A little quantity is sufficient to clear hair n tender scalp of child. It claims to maintain 5.6 pH level that is best suited for baby skin.
Moisturizing Daily Lotion
Enriched with goodness of Calendula Extracts, Shea and Cocoa Butter for deep nourishing of your baby's skin, the lotion is a must-use product to keep baby's skin soft and supple. The deep moisturizing components of the lotion prevent chafing. 
I like that the lotion is not runny in consistency and a layer of moisture relieves the baby from dry, itchy skin for many hours. For me, this lotion makes a efficacious option as go-to diaper cream when you're not carrying a separate one.
Natural Insect Repellent 
It has natural blend of essential repellent oils like Citronella, Peppermint and Lemon Eucalyptus with a base of Soya and Castrol oil. I swear I wanted such a product so desperately because my child is allergic to insect bites. He's been given medical treatment several times when he's stung by any bugs outside.
I'm happy to announce that this oil spray has relieved my worries to great extent. Though I feel the product has an overpowering smell for kids, but I think its still better to have a safe deet-free option available. Just spritz enough product evenly on exposed skin while going outside or before sleep. It's recommended not to apply it under clothing, over cuts/wounds/irritated skin. To avoid contact with eyes, I suggest spraying little product on your own hands and pat it on baby's skin.
Why Mama Earth products?
  • Mama Earth is Asia's Only MadeSafe certified brand. The US based non-profit organization called MadeSafe.Org certifies products to be free of 8K known harmful chemicals in the world.
  • All these products go through strict testing to in QACS Labs in europe to ensure stringent testing standards for skin safety.
  • All these products are completely free of known toxins like parabens, pthalates, sulfates, PEG, fragrances, dyes etc & contain only natural ingredients like Calendula, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera etc. This makes our products safe, gentle and non-allergic.
What all is available for our little bundle of joy? 
Currently, the brand retails following products (refer image below) 
Where to buy from?
Any of the product from entire product range can be ordered from Amazon. Each of these products is priced at Rs 299 which is bit expensive but worth every penny for the safety of baby's health. For more info, visit and gift your child the goodness of nature in form of these skin-safe products.

Friday 30 December 2016

Magnificent Power Musk Fragrance For Men from Oriflame

Hey Peeps!

Let's welcome 2017 on a fragrant note ;) We're here today to voice our thoughts on Oriflame Power Musk Fragrance For Men that came in a few weeks ago and impressed us to the core.

Manly, spicy and with a dash of sophistication, Power Musk Eau de Toilette personifies the heart and soul of the passionate man. With sexy Musk, Oud Wood and Nutmeg; he’ll always be on top of his game.
The day when I was gifted the first perfume from Oriflame range by my wife, I thought of having the BEST of available fragrances in my collection. But later when she got me another one, I realized there is much more to explore across the perfume universe! And so, we decided to grab this Power Musk by Oriflame which is a Woody Spicy fragrance for men.
As soon as you wear the fragrance, the warmth of your body evokes the woodsy fumes and compels you bury your nose and breathe in all the mystery. The wearability of the perfume is enhanced since it's not ONLY musk-derived. Oud and Nutmeg keep all the musk in check & makes the smell more inviting. 
The label 'power' is somewhat overstated as the depth of the fragrance is not screaming of itself, but yes! there’s enough capability of ingredients delicately hidden in formula to make you think manly musky. It does have a dollop of sensuality in how people can smell you from a few steps away. The fragrance is wearable in any season because it's not overpowering at all and elegantly envelopes you for good number of hours. 
I personally feel there is a sensory pleasure in wearing Oud based woody fragrances as they bestow beautifully meditative appeal on me. To deduce, I must say Oriflame Power Musk is unquestionably magnificent fragrance with timeless elegance to restore your faith in masculine grooming.
So whether you want to stock up this fragrance in your favorite scents or simply wanna give a good-smelling gift to your guy friend or spouse to sweeten up your relationship, follow the link to order a cute n non-embellished classic-style bottle here. High quality comes with a price tag, but this one will cost you just Rs 1399. I bet, it'll well-received by most gentlemen and will become their signature scent :)

(Reviewed by : Amit)

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Savour Fashion With WSDear International Giveaway (closed)

Hey everyone

I'm in a mood to celebrate my blog anniversary really grand. So for my international readers, here comes a lovely giveaway sponsored by WSDear where you get a chance to win a cool fashion tee. How? Read on ...

A word about WSDear:
As a fashion store, WSDear gathers the most fashionable international elements and incorporates with the concept of designing their products. Each item is an elaborately carved artwork. You can find whatever you need in our store. Anyone should have the right to enjoy life and fashion. Give W.S.Dear a chance to help you create your own charm fashion from now on. Here "fashion has nothing do to do with money, position, occupation or age, it is a learning spirit and attitude towards life." Someone may think fashion is career, passion, life or all nice things. But W.S.Dear think fashion is the attitude towards life. So get ready to enjoy high quality stuff at honest prices with Free Shipping Worldwide.

What tops my wishlist from WSDear:
I'm simply fallen for this beautiful V-neck Floral Print Midi Swing Vintage Dress that will certainly flatter a girl's feminine curves. The fit n finishing of the dress with marvelous floral print is a perfect choice for girls who love staying fashion forward. This one is from Hepburn Style that is synonymous with "fashion" which stands for elegant, simple, noble and generous.
Accessories are a girl's best treasure she possesses in her wardrobe. When it comes to a classy arm candy, I'm loyal to handbags that are spacious and enhance the appeal of my outfit. How cute this hollow pattern princess bag looks. 
Jewelery is my new love as most of you have seen me expressing it in my previous posts. Statement necklaces, oversized finger rings, long danglers, cute anklets and much more; all these fascinate me like a heavenly fantasy. The Gemstone Necklace makes up an awesome addition to a girl's outfit, be it for a casual outing or for a formal meeting. Just be selective as per occasion!
If you are looking for excellent quality winter-appropriate clothing, do check out their wide range of coats, jackets collection or there is summer dresses available at rock cheap prices.

Giveaway item:
Enough said about my wishful items from WSDear, now if you excited to know what you can get from them is Short Sleeved Fashion T-Shirt
How to participate:
  • Follow Alive n Kicking and WSDear on Facebook. Comment your favorite item link from WSDear alongwith your Name and email address. 
Giveaway ends after 3 weeks and the sponsor will choose 1 winner who meets the requirements. It is a sponsored, international giveaway post with my unbiased thoughts and offers free shipping worldwide.
All the best!

Winner Update (19.01.2017):
Congratulations Khushboo Motihar !! you've been selected as the winner of this contest by team WSDear. Kindly look out for a mail from us about how to claim your prize.

Tuesday 27 December 2016

Win Oriflame Goodies- 3rd Blog Anniversary Giveaway (Closed)

Hey Everyone

It's the time of year again when I should celebrate the existence of my blog. Yeah, its the 3rd blog anniversary of my blog on 5th January. And that calls for a celebration with my valuable readers s a token of gratitude and thanksgiving.

The premium cosmetic brand Oriflame agreed to sponsor a contest for you all and I can't thank them enough to offer some excellent goodies from their product range to some of you (ONLY FOR INDIAN RESIDENTS)
You need to do this: (all steps are compulsory)
  • Subscribe to my blog via email and verify your subscription by clicking on the link which you will get in your mail. (the email subscription box is placed in the right side bar)
  • Follow Alive n Kicking and Oriflame on Facebook. Share the giveaway on your Facebook timeline, tag both pages and your friends.
  • Follow Artisanme79 and oriflame_india on Twitter. Retweet the Giveaway, tag both pages and your friends.
  • Follow ShilpaBindlish and OriflameIndia on Instagram. Repost the Giveaway, tag your friends and both pages. 
  • Subscribe to Shilpa Bindlish and Oriflame YouTube channels.  
  • Complete this sentence in one line only - 
        "I swear by_______________ from Oriflame product range because _____________     
  • Comment on your favourite blog posts. (optional, but would increase your chances of winning)
  • Leave your profile name of FB, twitter, Instagram and YT in comment section including email address, else your entry won't qualify as valid.
What gifts you get:
We will select 4 winners on 14 Jan, 2017 on the basis of maximum engagement. Every gift hamper is worth Rs 1500/- that includes these goodies:

The ONE Lip Sensation Matte Mousse - Rouge Suede 5 ml (Rs. 699)
Tender Care Protecting Balm with Organic Honey 15 ml (Rs 299)
The ONE 5-in-1 Wonder Lash Waterproof Mascara - Black WP 8ml (Rs 549)
P.S. Brownie points to those who share and comment on blog posts during giveaway duration.
Its a sponsored giveaway, so I won't be held responsible for delay or damage of prize hamper in transit. 
All the best everyone!!

Winner Update (19.01.17)
Congratulations Harshita Chaudhary, Tanya Mittal, Gurjeet Chhabra and Sumita Kapoor for winning the awesome Oriflame hampers. Look for an email from us to claim your prizes.

Fun Food Ideas With Dr. Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise

Hey everyone

I'm off work these days and enjoying my Christmas holidays. Like always, I love treating my family with some scrumptious snacks whenever I get time to stay home all the day long, because it's really monotonous to eat the same boring food everyday during normal course of work life.

What I tried this holiday season are some variants of Dr. Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise other than classic flavour.
Mayonnaise Garlic also known as Aioli. It's made from freshest grounded garlic added to the mayo giving it a delectable taste. You can enjoy it with garlic bread, fried cheese & corn nuggets, fried onion pakodas, fish tikka. I gave a twist to my son's favourite snack honey chilli potato using garlic mayo. The crispy fried potato fingers tossed in honey chilli sauce with a hint of garlic tantalized the taste buds with little bit of everything. 
Mayonnaise Tandoori a unique blend of European Mayonnaise with Indian Spices. Add this flavour and create exciting dishes such as Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta, Tandoori Macarooni or Pizzas. I opted for making healthy Rawa Vegetable Uttapam. Adding little tandoori mayo to this instant recipe intensified the taste with an aroma similar to smoky tandoor.  
Mayonnaise Green Mint which is a fusion of mayo with refreshing mint. It serves as a dip with kebabs or as spread. I made this burger overloaded with vegetables. Mint mayo added ultimate restaurant style flavour that left everyone salivating. Super easy to make, incredibly delicious and filling snack.

All these dishes are perfect starters for any kids party, if you are planning to organize this holiday season. All these mayonnaise flavours are priced at Rs 79 each for 275 gm and the best thing is that these are EGGLESS, so are a perfect choice for vegetarians families like mine.  

What variants of FunFoods Mayonnaise have you tried and liked the most, do let us know in comments.

Monday 26 December 2016

Eveyday Uses of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a staple product for every household. There are hundreds of traditional and innovative tricks to incorporate in your everyday routine and save some bucks buying expensive beauty/health care products. Coconut oil is not only used topically (on the surface of skin), but is also consumed for procuring many health benefits.
 In this post, I'm covering only its topical application-
  • The head massage with coconut oil is the age-old remedy that every woman would swear by. You can not provide food to your scalp in form of coconut oil massage, but can also make it a great anti-frizz treatment, just a tiny dab of oil rubbed on your hands and then through hair does the job. You may ditch your usual hair conditioner by rubbing the oil on your hair, put a shower cap on and leave for few hours before washing. It will give you soft shiny n healthy tresses, if used regularly. Currently, I'm using Oriflame Natural Coconut Hair Oil for my hair. It smells heavenly and feels really pure when you inhale its natural fragrance. Since coconut oil is a versatile product, I've tried to avail a few of its abundance of benefits.
  • For the skin, coconut oil makes an excellent natural moisturizer. One can use it the basic lotion by directly massaging on skin after shower (or any time of the day) . It seems bit greasy initially, but absorbs wonderfully. My dry skin loves its intense hydration. If your skin type is normal, you can wipe excess oil from surface of skin. If this exercise is done religiously before bed in the night, it may fight many skin issues. Those who love natural products in their beauty arsenal, would love to use coconut oil as an effective makeup remover for entire face and eyes. It won't sting even the most sensitive skin type while removing every trace of makeup off your face.
  • Try mixing Sea Salt and coconut oil to make a gentle foot scrub. The naturally rough sea salt mixed with soothing Coconut oil creates a mildly scented scrub that is both exfoliating and moisturizing. It works well on all skin types especially dry skin and causes no irritation.
  • The women who face the issue of itchy vaginal area can give a light massage of pure coconut oil using their fingers around the opening of their intimate area whenever they pee. It calms the irritated skin and serves as a gentle anti-fungal lubricant. Make sure the oil you use is free of any preservatives or added ingredients else may cause allergies.
  • The men in the house can massage coconut oil on their face before shaving. It will help the shaving-cream lather stay longer on the face and will allows the razor to glide smoothly over skin. In return, you get a soft n moisturized shave look, while remaining safe from painful bumps and burns.
  • The new mommies, who experience painful nipple cracks during breastfeeding stage, can safely rub a small amount of coconut oil on and around the nipple after patting it dry post feeding their babies. It will not only heal the cracks quick, but will also relieve you from the worry of  putting anything harmful in babies mouth.
  • If you believe in the benefits of massaging your teeth with finger (like using a tooth powder), then this one is for you. Mix equal parts of coconut oil with baking soda for making homemade toothpaste. You may add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for flavour and scent. It greatly improves the oral health by giving whiter teeth, strong gums and also takes toxins out. Again be specific to use pure coconut oil for internal use.
    • Lastly, a tip for little ones in our families. The soothing coconut oil can be applied on irritated bums of babies in place of a promising diaper rash cream. The antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties of the oil works equally good for curing swelling, redness, itch and burn. I personally have used coconut oil for many years on my son's skin to soothe him from nasty insect bites for instant relief. 
    Hope you find the tips effective. Would love to know if you have used Coconut Oil in some other ways..

    Friday 23 December 2016

    To Leave Work For Baby or Baby For Work? I Decided Without Answering That Question

    My maternity leave was nearing its end. I had always been very passionate about my career. Surely, returning to work wouldn’t be difficult, right? Wrong! As my joining day approached, a painful realization became more and more evident within me: I would be leaving a piece of my heart behind. My little darling, my baby, would have to stay with a baby-sitter for many hours every day. The very thought made me feel terrible. Read More

    Mattresses, Sleep Patterns & Online Buying ft.

    Every bright day begins with a sound sleep story of the last night. How you feel when you wake up every morning instantly revels about the night you had and the day to come. There is no better feeling than getting up all fresh and recharged after a good night sleep. To me, getting to sleep undisturbed is one of the most fulfilling reward everyone should cherish in this fast-paced life. Because
    Do you know we spend almost one third of our lives sleeping? Hence, it makes sense to spend time, effort, thought and money on what kind of mattress to buy. Most of us feel condemn our budget for continual compromise in choosing the right sleeping surface that can be detrimental to our health.

    If it convinces you to replace your not-so-ideal mattress, but you don't have the courage for the exhaustive exercise to go from store to store and feeling muddle-mind seeing the same mattresses at different price, I recommend buying one online.

    Wondering whether mattress can be delivered at your doorsteps?? Well, yes! Here is a savvy online marketplace to help you make informative choices before you find the best mattress for your bedroom (and many other home decor and interior products for that matter)...
    The 'iconic' features that store offers are-

    Selecting a mattress is very personal choice. And if you are loyal to particular 'brand' since ages and want no looking at other brands, you will be pleased to know that myiconichome retails in most prominent brands in line viz. Kurl-on, Sleepwell, Spring Air, Nilkamal to name a few. And if you're trying to stick to a budget, the store has an array of options to choose from, starting as low as INR 3000 depending on your preference. So rest assure you'll find our best pick without burning a hole in your pocket.

    The mattresses available at myiconichome are in standardized sizes. But these days, it's a common trend to get the customized furniture made for our houses. If this is the case with your bed also, then you might be looking for a place to get your mattresses custom-made.  You will be amazed to know myiconichome provides you the facility to make a call to them and obtain expert opinion on the mattress best suited for your requirement. The customer can not only put forward his concern about preferred material, but can also get the hybrid-style mattresses tailor-made on order beyond non-standard sizes. The stores also guarantees quickest delivery at 10000 pin codes nationwide. Kudos to the team! I firmly believe your hunt for the best store to buy mattresses online ends here.

    Now, the last thing that you need to ensure is to consider the kind of mattress that guarantees you comfort of your entire body and has the ability to disperse while supporting your body weight, and conforming to your body shape. Ideally, a good mattress is the one that keeps your spine in a healthy alignment. 

    Hope your bed will now be adequately prepared for a stress-free sleep.
    Happy slumbering!

    Wednesday 21 December 2016

    Himalaya Gentle Baby Wipes Review

    Himalaya Gentle Baby Wipes has all the winsome features that a mommy looks for in quality baby wipes. Whether the baby is just a few months old or a growing child, these wipes are a must-have in baby’s diaper bag. I cannot imagine travelling with my baby and not having access to a pack of these wipes, because other than the essential baby cleansing needs like cleaning babies' bottoms, I use it for many other purposes - for myself as well. Read more...

    Monday 12 December 2016

    Good Morning to Good Knight : My Parenting Habits

    Being a full-time working mother with a child, it really took me lot of mindful effort to set an effective daily routine for my child that would simplify my life while giving me the contentment of offering a happier childhood to my child.

    Breaking the daily routine of the child into manageable chunks is the easiest way to start. Here’s how a mother can ensure an ideal morning-to-night routine for a child.
    Practice Personal Hygiene:
    Don't instruct your kids to follow those principles of good hygiene... Because they won't listen. So what’s the point??
    I've personally experienced that the habits to maintain good hygiene can either be developed in kids in a play-way method or via leading by example. The trick is to let the kids observe their parents brushing their teeth, washing their hands, cleaning their body parts or wearing clean clothes because they are more likely to follow and mirror their actions.

    Healthy Eating Habits:
    Whether you are mother to a toddler, a preschooler or a teenager, the 'fussy eaters' or 'picky eaters' are present in most families these days. Making kids learn to make healthy food choices gives nightmares to many parents. Offering something more than formal food in their meals excites kids and enhance their appetite.

    Giving choices to pick veggies/fruits of own liking actually helps the kids build positive associations with food. I personally prefer experimenting with recipes by asking my child what ingredient to substitute in a dish so that he would love it more and he waits to taste the new preparation. But make sure you provide them with a healthy alternative option. Eg: you can easily substitute rice with boiled semolina.
    Encourage Outdoor Activities:
    In this hi-tech age, where most kids choose to spend their leisurely time digging tech gadgets, it has become the foremost concern for parents to curb kids' vigorous activity of TV watching, video gaming, net surfing as these activities tend to refrain kids from connect to their natural surroundings.
    The kids should be exposed to interesting outdoor games that would lead to their wholesome physical development. #ChildrensPlayDay is an amazing initiative taken up to encourage outdoor play by Good knight! To know more watch the Children’s Play Day video

    But remember while sending the kids out for play, don't forget to use a good outdoor mosquito repellent to avoid mosquito bites and thus mosquito borne diseases.

    Fix Up Study Hours:
    After spending many hours at school, it is hard to convince children to study at home. It's not advisable to force children to study when they cannot concentrate. Give them a break to take some rest or do their favourite recreational activity, whatever they wish to. I, as a working mother, have made it a daily practice to sit down with my child compiling my documents/work assignments while he is studying, so that his momentum of studying is kept higher.

    Setting the Bedtime:
    "Is my child getting enough sleep?" is one of the concerns that most mothers like me need to get addressed. While many of the parents might not find it easy to evaluate the amount of sleep that children of a particular age might need, they can always ensure to get kids into bed as early as possible. Regular sleep pattern not only helps the child get up with infinite energy but also promotes the physical and mental growth of a child. I always make sure to spare few minutes of relaxed snuggle time with my child as he wakes up in the morning to begin our day with a lovely smile.

    I hope my experiences would serve as guiding tips for mothers out there and your kids will enjoy their good morning to good knight routine :)

    Share your parenting tips with us and top five will receive a free sample of my favourite Good knight Fabric Roll-On.

    Winner update (11.02.17)-
    The winners are Ghazala Naseem, Niharika Seth, Meena Mehta, Sumita Kapur and Kanchan Malhotra.
    Congratulations ladies! Kindly DM your postal address and contact no. On Facebook, so that we may ship your gift.

    Sunday 11 December 2016

    Exquisite Eclat Homme Fragrance for Men from Oriflame

    Read about my hubby's views on the Oriflame Giordani Man Notte fragrance which I gifted him on his birthday?? He's been so dearly in love with the exclusive perfume that I got him another lovely fragrance from the house of Oriflame. And here is the review of the fragrance by Mr. Hubby ...

    Reinterpreted for the man of today, this enduring fragrance is the perfect balance of timelessness and modernity. With its unique signature notes of cedrat and Barenia leather, Eclat Homme embodies sophisticated, masculine allure – the essence of French luxury.

    Available here at Rs. 1699 (MRP 1999)
    Eclat Homme by Oriflame is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. The top note of this fragrance is Bergamot, middle note is Geranium and base notes are Woody notes and Amber. A spritz of this seductive fragrance brings out the mysterious man in you. The infusion of freshness of citrusy bergamot perfectly balances the strength of woody base notes with floral accords at its heart.  
    With a decently long sillage, the fragrance accentuates the masculine sensuality of a man with trail of woody notes of amber when you smell your skin. This enticing fragrance is expressively magical and spreading an alluring charm all the way.
    Without any strong stingy aroma for the smell-sensitive people, a whiff of this sensual perfume can be worn leaving you exhilarated and non-irritant. One may never fail to impress others with a harmonious blend of mesmerizing, zesty fragrance on him wherever he goes. 
    A playful yet passionate fragrance like Eclat Homme is an overwhelming addition to any man's grooming essentials. Highly recommended to every man who seeks attention and take pride in smelling good!

    (Reviewed by: Amit)

    Friday 9 December 2016

    Oriflame HairX Supreme Hold Styling Hairspray Review

    Getting ready for a party and spending much time n effort on your elaborate hair style is a familiar scenario at every household this wedding season. And the next concern after getting your hairdo is to keep it in place till the time you don't return back home ;) 

    If you're sailing in the same boat and can relate to this situation, you certainly need to invest in a good Hair Spray. I'm patting my back myself that I opted for Oriflame HairX Supreme Hold Styling Hairspray quite timely and used it on my hair some times in last few weeks.

    Product Info:
    Achieve a beautiful hairstyle with a perfect finish and an extreme 48H hold with Supreme Hold hair spray. Offering flexible movement and a soft touch, this easy to comb out spray is formulated with Keratin to protect and manage hair, leaving it soft and smooth. No residue, non-sticky.
    The reason why I wanted to try a hair spray initially, was to find an alternative to hair styling gels that usually weigh the hair down and make hair look sticky. Oriflame HairX Supreme Hold Styling Hairspray claimed to be non-sticky while holding the hair style for extreme duration.

    Oriflame HairX Supreme Hold Styling Hairspray came in a long, metallic silver can with black cap. It's an easy to use aerosol can, but may not fit your travel-kit easily due to its tall sized packaging (but I won't mind slipping it in a corner of my suitcase).
    The best thing about this hair spray is that one can use it during or after styling the hair. If you’ve got thin hair, it can be a perfect product to add volume and lift to your hair. Simply spritz this hairspray onto your hair brush and then comb it through your hair for a natural looking thicker locks.

    I used the spray for a light hold on my straight hair when I went for a usual restaurant party organized indoors and I liked the way they were moving naturally without sticking together. The usual flyaways were under control too. The hair is supplied with certain amount of shine after using the spray.

    On another occasion, to go for an outdoor gathering, I sprayed some extra spritz of the product on my top-tuck hairdo because mostly my hair don't stay where I want it to and behave ridiculously unmanageable. And I swear, my hair left me feel proud for not behaving messy at all with strong hold against the effect of wind. 
    Also the hair spray is a perfumed one, so leaves your hair smelling nice for next few hours. I liked the fragrance, but some people might prefer a fragrance-free product.
    Oh yes! not to forget, my collegiate brother who loves his spiky hair style more than anything else in the world, styled his otherwise flat hair into spikes using this spray and retained the firm hold all day long. {a note of thanks from him was obvious} ;) It means the product is versatile enough to be used by both men or women. 

    By now, if you're already impressed with the product efficacy and are wondering about its after effects; let me make my point clear-
    • Despite the alcohol content in the product, the spray doesn't induce dryness, brittleness, stiffness or hair breakage provided it's not used on daily basis. (If you are looking for Non-alcoholic spray, remember it tends to let the hair loose their style sooner). 
    • It doesn't cause any harm to colour-treated hair.
    • There is no skin irritation arising out of the product usage. 
    • It's easy to wash off using normal shampoo without requiring any extra effort. 
    • Most importantly, follow the right method to use the product by holding the can about 20-30 cm from your hair and spray 3-4 times, else it may not perform the way you expect.
    Alcohol Denat, Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Vinyl Caprolactam/VP/ Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aqua, Parfum, Lauryl Pyrrolidone, Linalool, Panthenol, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Hydrolyzed Keratin

    Availability: Order at Rs. 499 (200ml pack)
    The oriflame hairspray may sound slightly more expensive than your average hairspray, but it justifies it price as the product is infused with Keratin that is a protein that fortifies and strengthens weak hair so that they are less likely to get damaged during styling.

    All in all, Oriflame HairX Supreme Hold Styling Hairspray is one product to lock your locks into place with a salon-like impression.