Who are H Wood Beauty ?
- A holistic tea inspired beauty line.
If you live in LA you probably have heard about the h.wood tea room and their innovative tea based cocktails. This cool and mysterious place that supposedly is all the rage in LA has inspired some of the city's most respected makeup artists to come together and create a beauty line called - H.wood beauty. How cool is a beauty line inspired by tea based cocktails ! I think its a great story ! But what's even more amazing is that their products are big on natural / organic goodness.
The folks at h.wood beauty sent me a couple of products to try and the organic / natural geek in me loved seeing the "ORGANIC" label on their lip balm ! Their lip balms AKA lip teas ($10) come in six flavors and have the shortest ingredient list ever. Its just a bunch of clean products like coconut oil, olive oil, Shea butter, green tea coming together to keep your lips soft and hydrated. I tried the vanilla caramel flavor - and have contemplated chewing it many a times - smells so good ! Once you try products like this , it almost makes you feel guilty about using petroleum byproducts on yourself.
Another new product from the line , is their lip shine ($16). Housed in an alluring golden tube, these lip shines are sheer lip colors made with all the goodness of their lip balms. These are available in five shades - sheer, poppy, ruby, rose, plum. I tried ruby and adored the look of translucent red on my lips. Its great for a no makeup look. But its also so so so very easy to use them up in a minute. Not a minute really but you know what I mean. And for this reason alone I wish it were cheaper.
Overall très impressed with the line. Its hard for me to not like a line made locally with lots of good-for-you ingredients and h.wood beauty plays to this weakness in me.
PS : For those of you asking, I received confirmation from JHLA that they are not affiliated with h.wood beauty.
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Archive for July 2010
Who are H Wood Beauty ?
Just what you asked for ! I have the whole list of winners mentioned below !
Apart from this, I have loads of other fun stuff to share with y'all. My BFF is visiting me this weekend so before she gets here, I will try and write up a few posts for y'all to read ! Yesterday I was in Houston for the Manchester United vs. MLS All Stars game - mad crazy fun ! Will have some pics up from the game too !
Now onto the list...
BEST OF SKINCARE
Cleanser: Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser
Moisturiser (for day): Estée Lauder DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
Moisturiser (for night): Elizabeth Arden INTERVENE Stress Recovery Night Cream
Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+
Serums: Guerlain Super-Aqua Serum and Leaf & Rusher Active Serum
Eye cream: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex
Peel/mask: Clarins Gentle Peeling
BEST OF ANTI-AGEING
Cleanser: La Prairie Foam Cleanser
Moisturisers (for day): Dior Capture Totale Multi Perfection Crème and Clinique Youth Surge SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer
Moisturiser (for night): Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Creme
Sunscreen: Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25
Serums: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules Intensive Treatment for Face & Throat and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
Eye cream: Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Eye Cream
Peel/mask: Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Mask and Dermalogica AGE Smart TM Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque
BEST OF BODY
Cellulite Busters: Clarins High Definition Body Lift
Creams/lotions: The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment
Scrubs: L’Occitane Almond Delicious Paste
BEST OF MAKE-UP
Concealer: YSL Touche Éclat
Lipstick (day): Dior Sérum de Rouge, Rosewood Serum 740 and M.A.C. Lipstick, Half ’n Half
Lipstick (night): Lakmé Nine-to-Five Colorfix Lip Duo, Grapevine
Lipstick (red): M.A.C Lipstick, Russian Red
Lipstick (brown): The Body Shop Colourglide Lip Colour, Beechnut
Lipstick (pink): Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Lipcolour, Super
Lipstick (nude): L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Star Secrets, 722 Aishwarya Amber
Lip gloss: L'Oréal Paris Glam Shine Gloss Brillance, Cinnamon Addict
Eyeshadow Palette: L'Oréal Paris Color Appeal Trio Pro Hazel Eyes
Blush: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color, PK 304
Eyeliner: Lancôme Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner Noir
Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse Precious Cells
Kohl pencil: Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencil, Jaded and Lakmé Kajal
Foundation (compact): M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, NC43
Foundation (liquid): Lancôme Teint Idole Silky Mat
Primer: YSL Top Secrets Unifying Perfecting Primer SPF 25
Nail Polish (day): Chanel Le Vernis, Ming
Nail Polish (night): Chambor Nailpolish, Dark Angel
Nail Polish (red): Chanel Le Vernis, Dragon
Nail Polish (brown): YSL La Laque Long-lasting nail lacquer, Rich Coffee
Nail Polish (pink): Leighton Denny Expert Nails, Gorgeous
Nail Polish (nude): Chanel Le Vernis, Inattendu
Finally, the best counter in-store, Clinique
BEST OF FRAGRANCE
For Day: Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey
For Night: Dolce & Gabbana, The One
Men’s: Giorgio Armani, Armani Code
Classic: Dior, J’adore
New Launch: Gucci, Flora
Celebrity: Beyoncé, Heat
BEST OF HAIR CARE
Shampoo (for normal hair): Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo Long & Strong
Shampoo (for damaged/coloured hair): Kérastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche
Conditioner (for normal hair): Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Keratin Care Conditioner and Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Treatment
Conditioner (for damaged/coloured hair): Kérastase Reflection Chroma Riche
BEST OF HAIR STYLING
Volumiser (straight hair): Philip Kingsley Maximizer
Definer for curly hair: TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Defining Serum
Defrizzer: L'Oréal Professionnel Tech Hair Mix Sublime Shine
Texturising product (for straight hair): Sebastian Professional Matte Putty
Texturising product (for curly hair): Sebastian Professional Whipped Crème Light Conditioning-Style Whip
BEST OF SPA AND WELLNESS
Day spa: The Spa, Four seasons Mumbai
Destination spa: Nadesar palace, Varanasi
Medi spa: Evolve, Mumbai
Ayurveda: Soukya, Bangalore
Detox treatment: Forest Essentials Marigold & Basil Sand Treatment at The Leela, Goa
Anti-ageing treatment: Keraskin Age Néojeunesse
Energising treatment: Gotukola body envelopment, Trident, BKC Mumbai
Pampering facial: Biodroga Oxygen Facial, Shangri-La–Eros Hotel, Delhi
Salon (mani-pedi): Juice, Mumbai
Hair spa : Kim Robinson Aman, Delhi
Stylist (hair): Nikhil Sharma, Affinity Salon, Delhi and Adhuna Akhtar, b:blunt, Mumbai
BEST OF FASHION AND BEAUTY S/S ’10
Show for hair: Anamika Khanna
Show for make-up: Rohit Bal
Hot stepper on the ramp: Gia Johnson
New face in an ad campaign: Jyotsna Chakravarthy (Garnier Fructis Shampoo)
BEST MAKE UP ARTIST:
Hey Guys !
I have some great news to share with y'all !
Starting this week, I will be writing a weekly beauty / makeup article for Vogue India website ! I am super excited about the oppurtunity and cant wait to share more beauty / makeup stories !
My first blog post for Vogue went up today. You can read it here. Its the one on Vogue India Beauty Awards ! Show me your love !