Winters are almost here which means it was time to buy me some winter essentials. So I headed out to buy me some goodies from the Bottega DiLungavita store which I had been eyeing for a while. I had already fallen in love with this brand after trying out a few samples of their face and body products while on my weekend stroll at the mall. READ ABOUT MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH BOTTEGA DI LUNGAVITA PRODUCTS HERE. This was the perfect time to own some full sized products that I would be making full use of in the coming winter months.

This is what I got…

#BottegaDiLungavita #Haul #indianbeautyreviewer

#BottegaDiLungavita #Haul #indianbeautyreviewer

Firstly, I got two creams to beat the dry flaky skin problem in the winter months. Anti-wrinkle Face Cream from the Vita-Age In line and the Primavera Romana Body Cream from Armonie D` Italia line. Matching with the body cream was the Armonie D` Italia Primavera Romana  Perfume which had the same fragrance as the body cream. The last but not the least thing I got was the so talked about Acqua Micellare Cleansing Solution and Eye, Lip, Face Makeup Remover from the Vita-Age Aurum line. All the four products I bought felt so luxurious to use because of their texture and smell. Both the face and body creams are thick and velvety soft and they get absorbed into the skin like a dream.

The Anti-wrinkle Face Cream from the Vita-Age In line is an off-white colored thick  cream which looks and feels amazing. It is housed in a stout tapered heavy glass jar (feels like 200 pounds, seriously!) and although looks pretty but has an extremely smooth exterior and very prone to being dropped. So you gotta be very cautious with handling it. I use the cream everyday, morning and night. The first time I applied it on my face I particularly felt that this cream had an immediate firming, plumping and softening effect and this is one those products which I was so impressed with in a few days that I even got a back up of it so I don’t have to run to the store to buy it or wait for my online order to arrive. I don’t think I can feel comfortable the day I am not wearing it.  The fragrance is a soothing mild floral one like most Bottega products.

#BottegaDiLungavita : Vita-Age In Anti-wrinkle Face Cream

The Primavera Romana Body Cream from Armonie D` Italia line is a thick white lotion  which is housed in a tapering tall white plastic bottle which is very prone to toppling but otherwise has a unique design. The lotion can be pumped out from the bottle nozzle in one smooth swift attempt. The nozzle has a pretty shape which makes the bottle look attractive. It is very easy to control the amount of product with this nozzle design. Depending upon how much you press it, you can either extract a pinhead sized, peahead sized or coin sized amount of the product.  I already mentioned that the product seeps into the skin like a dream and leaves a velvetty smooth texture on the skin. But I also noticed a very very slight amount of oiliness persisting on the skin surface which I think is good in winters but if you are still bothered then you could easily dab a tissue over it to absorb the persisting oil. The fragrance is a very strong powdery floral one with a prominent Italian-European feel and almost smells like an intense Eau De Parfum  so if you prefer light fragrances  then this lotion may not be your cup of tea.  Although the fragrance is heavenly, it is very strong and quite overpowering with the floral component dominating.

#BottegaDiLungavita : Armonie D` Italia Primavera Romana Body Cream

Matching with the body lotion I also bought the Armonie D` Italia Primavera Romana  Perfume which smells exactly like the body cream but all the more intense. It is very strong powdery floral fragrance housed in a transparent glass atomizer bottle which doesn’t have a lid as such. The nozzle has a plastic stopper to prevent it from being accidently pressed. The lasting power is just as intense…more than 24 hours I would say. I could even smell a hint of the fragrance from washed and ironed clothes.

#BottegaDiLungavita : Armonie D` Italia Primavera Romana  Perfume

Next I got the Acqua Micellare Cleansing Solution and Eye, Lip, Face Makeup Remover from the Vita-Age Aurum line which I had read and heard about a lot. I was out of makeup remover and needed one so it was the best time to indulge in it. I tested it out on a waterproof eyeliner swatched on my hand at the store and it worked beautifully. The bottle is of white platic which looks big and sturdy. The lid when twisted open spins like a spintop on the bottle neck which I find very amusing J. Its quite easy to open and close. The top is flat with a small round opening from where the product can be poured onto a cottonpad when the bottle is tilted. The consistency of the product is just like water but when touched with the hand has a very light slippery feel but definitely not oily. The absorption power is intense. The smell is light floral and can be identified with that of most luxury makeup removers in the market. The product works really well in removing all sorts of makeup from the face and it didn’t even burn my eyes or leave an oily feel. Infact the instructions at the back of the bottle say that you do not need to rinse it off which would have been perfectly fine if the product didn’t have a really bitter after taste. I obviously came to know of this when I removed my lipstick at night and thought it was OK not to go and wash off my skin since the area was thoroughly cleaned. But, as soon as I licked my lips after having some ice cream in the night I got to experience the most unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Ohhhhh it was horribly bitter so I suggest you better wash it off if you are using it on your lips to remove lip products.
#BottegaDiLungavita : Vita-Age Aurum  Acqua Micellare Cleansing Solution

Quantity and Price :
Vita-Age In Anti-wrinkle Face Cream :  50 ml for INR 1,650/-
Armonie D` Italia Primavera Romana Body Cream :  200 ml for INR 1,350 /-
Primavera Romana  Perfume :  200 ml for INR 1,950/-
Vita-Age Aurum  Acqua Micellare Cleansing Solution : 250 ml for INR 1,350  /-

So this was my Bottega Di Lungavita Haul and Review. I am quite happy with the performance of all the products  but the only hitch is their high price. I bought and will definitely be stocking up on the Face Cream and the Acqua Micellare Cleansing Solution in addition to trying out more products from the brand in future. Needless to say you guys will get to read about it all here. So stay tuned J

Hey Everyone,

How have you all been ? I`ve been a bit overwhelmed with all that life has been offering me lately. All in good sense though :)

OK… So today`s post is gonna be about some online shopping I did awhile ago from a website called which was so kindly sponsored by them. Here I am gonna show you what all I bought.

 #moodsofcloe #indianbeautyreviewer : Online Shopping Haul is an all in all girl`s online shopping paradise. It has delicate and beautiful lacy lingerie sets, sleepwear, activewear,  dresses, jumpsuits and plenty of trendy clothing items that are essential in a girl`s wardrobe. A variety of sizes are available and the prices are very affordable. They have several collections catering to the different needs of the ladies.

My most favourite items were the two maxi dresses which I ordered from them. These were the first maxi dresses which I have ever bought but so worth the find and its even more exciting for me coz it gives me a high knowing that I bought them online, as I am an online shopping addict J One is a baby blue dress and the other one is a baby pink colored maxi dress. Both are made of sheer chiffon fabric with a white cotton and lycra mixed lining underneath. The lining in the pink dress reaches just below my knees whereas the lining in the blue dress goes all the way uptill my ankles.Both the maxi dresses have spaghetti straps which lends them a delicate look. The dresses have a broad elastic band which sinches the dress just  underneath the chest and makes the waist look slender. The fabric is soft chiffon and flows beautifully when I move around. This fabric dance itself is a pleasure to watch, let alone the dress J The floral prints on the dresses are quite springy and feminine but I think I can even rock it in winters by pairing the dresses with boots, a tailored jacket along with a bold shimmery neck piece. We`ll see how it turns out.

 Baby Pink Chiffon Maxi Dress : #moodsofcloe #indianbeautyreviewer

Baby Blue Chiffon Maxi Dress : #moodsofcloe #indianbeautyreviewer

Next thing I ordered from was a satin nightsuit. It has a spaghetti top with a capri bottom. I absolutely loved the oniony grayish kinda base color of this night suit. The floral print also attracted me a lot to it. The capri bottom has an elastic waistband and is very comfortable to lounge around in. Sleeping in a night suit like this is gonna guarantee me some amazing dreams !

Satin Nightsuit : #moodsofcloe #indianbeautyreviewer

The other two items I bought from the website were two individual lingerie pieces. One was a lace tube bra and the other is a lace halter neck bra with a triangular back piece. I chose these lacy pieces in bright coral pink and fuschia pink colors respectively. Looking at the photos on the site made me think that these lacy pieces were gonna be really flimsy and may last a few times probably coz the delicate lace threads won`t be able to resist the wear and tear from wearing and washing but to my surprise these lace numbers are extremely tough, super stretachable, and very comfortable too. I love wearing them underneath sheer tops  and some deep back dresses where these intricate  pieces can lend a whole lot of depth and oomph to the outfit.

Lace Tube Bra : #moodsofcloe #indianbeautyreviewer

                                                               Lace Halter Neck Bra with Triangular Back  : #moodsofcloe #indianbeautyreviewer

Prices :
Baby Blue Chiffon Maxi Dress : INR 599/-
Baby Pink Chiffon Maxi Dress : INR 799/-
Satin Nightsuit : INR 745/-
Lace Tube Bra : INR 299/-
Lace Halter Neck Bra with Triangular Back  : INR 449/-

Overall I was extremely pleased with all my purchases from . The delivery was quick and the items supertrendy, comfortable and budget-friendly. I highly recommend it to all the ladies out there who are always looking online for some unique outfits to make an impresion. This one is worth a try !

Disclaimer : Online Shopping done via a gift coupon provided by the website

Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara
If there is a product that makes the world of difference to your face, it is undoubtedly a Mascara. I cannot stress upon its importance more than I can say how essential water is for your skin.

Oriflame describes the product as : 
The first in the World By Oriflame. 24x Volume Increase Mascara which helps to create a rich, smooth and creamy consistency for ultra-volume and easy application owing to its BOLD BOOST WAX SYSTEM. This mascara has a lash-grabbing brush which catches every lash for super separation and bombastic volume. Conditioning actives hold on to the moisture for soft, lubricated and conditioned lashes and Vitamin E that provides immediate nourishment.

Packaging : The Oriflame Volume Blast Mascara is a purplish maroon plastic tube with silver accents .It has a twisty-openable cap onto which is fixed the mascara wand with the brush at the end. The lid-top has a slant with the very stylish Oriflame Logo.

Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara
Quantity and Price : INR 529/- for 8 ml.

Color, Consistency and Texture : The mascara is of a deep black color. The consistency is like a thick cream and the texture is smooth.
SWATCH : Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara
Ease of Application  and Brush: The brush is amazing to work with. It is small, slim and compact. The bristles are of various lengths and are stiff, not flimsy. Because of this the product gets coated in the same thickness from the root to the tip of the lashes coz the brush doesn’t give way in between.
Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara

Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara
Finish on Lashes and Product Feel  :  The Volume Blast Mascara  coats each lash evenly and has a separating effect on the lashes too as it is evident in the pictures. This is very buildable mascara but without any clumping and sticking of the adjacent lashes occurring. So for me this is a volumising AND a lash separating mascara. Not only this but I also noticed some lengthening of my lashes so this makes it a 3-in-1 product. Another great fact is that this mascara did not weigh down my lashes till the end of the day. My lashes remained just as perky at the end of the day as they were when I first applied the mascara in the morning. Can one ask for anything more…Please Tell Me  !
SINGLE COAT ON UPPER LASHES : Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara

FEW COATS ON LASHES :  Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara 

FEW COATS ON LASHES :  Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara

FEW COATS ON LASHES :  Oriflame THE ONE Volume Blast Mascara 
Staying Power : The staying power of this mascara is very good. Normally by the end of 6 hours or so I usually see tiny black flecks on my cheeks which are the dried dits from the mascara, but I didn’t see this sort of a problem with the Oriflame Volume Blast Mascara. This is a really remarkable achievement in my opinion as mascara fall off can happen anytime during the day, making for embarrassing moments whereas with other products one approximately knows the time for a touch-up.

Special Recommendations : For girls with sparse lashes who want to make them look thick and full. Also girls who enjoy a more defined crisp lash look will enjoy this product very much.

Availability : This product can be purchased with Oriflame dealers and from Oriflame offices all across India. It is also available online at

Value for Money Rating : 9.5/10

Overall Rating :  9.5/10

I am definitely purchasing another one of this mascara tube after I run out of it.  I totally love it for the awesome SEPARATION and BLAST of VOLUME it gives to my lashes !

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