Aug 31, 2010

Hypercity, Bangalore

Hypercity opened near my place quite some time back, but the first few times I went there, I never really liked it much plus it seemed wayyy too crowded. I might never have gone back there, but then Lush opened a small store there, and suddenly Hypercity seemed a really nice place :P  It isn't very crowded, either, so I did a bit of shopping there last weekend.  Here's what I picked up:

My Weekend Shopping Haul from Lush and Kama Ayurveda

Kama Ayurveda Lush NYX Cosmetics Makeup Skincare Face Mask Scrub Cleanser Shampoo Haircare Shopping Hypercity Bangalore Mall Whitefield

Kama Ayurveda Ubtan Soap-Free Body Cleanser (Scrub/Skin Polisher)

Kama Ayurveda Ubtan Body Scrub Skin Polisher
Kama Ayurveda Mridul Soap-Free Natural Cleanser
Kama Ayurveda Mridul Face Cleanser (Review HERE)
Kama Ayurveda Lavanya Natural Plant Face Mask

I have never tried anything from Kama Ayurveda before.  I loved the steel tins the products come packaged in.

From cute packaging to no packaging - Lush shampoo bar, Godiva (Review HERE).

Lush Godiva Shampoo

According to the popular story, Lady Godiva took pity on the people of Coventry, who were suffering grievously under her husband's oppressive taxation. Lady Godiva appealed again and again to her husband, who obstinately refused to remit the tolls. At last, weary of her entreaties, he said he would grant her request if she would strip naked and ride through the streets of the town. Lady Godiva took him at his word and, after issuing a proclamation that all persons should stay indoors and shut their windows, she rode through the town, clothed only in her long hair. Only one person in the town, a tailor ever afterwards known as Peeping Tom, disobeyed her proclamation in one of the most famous instances of voyeurism.  In the story, Tom bores a hole in his shutters so that he might see Godiva pass, and is struck blind.  In the end, Godiva's husband keeps his word and abolishes the onerous taxes. - Wikipedia :-)

History and English lessons over.

NYX Liquid Eyeliner - Brown (Review HERE)

I found a small NYX counter at Hypercity, and the SA there was super helpful and friendly.  I picked up only an eyeliner - didn't really want anything because I don't really know what's good and what's not at NYX.

Hypercity Mall Brookfields Bangalore NYX Outlet Counter Makeup Shopping
NYX Makeup Eyeliner Dark Brown

And really late, but hope all my evil Mallu friends had a great Onam :D

Onam Kerala Festivals Homes Houses Floral Flower Carpet Decorations

Did you all do anything useful or just sit at home sipping chai and chit-chatting???


  1. LOL..Wicked wingie..On second thoughts, thank you for the Link Love :-)

    Btw, I forgot to mention the Lush counter at Hypercity..And you stay close by?

  2. Ooh yeah..belated Onam wishes to you too.

    I had yummy sadya which me n my co sis whipped up.hehe.Gave MIL some rest. Then some family time and back to the grind.

  3. Hehehe..of course of course its link love...its got nothing to do with me being too lazy to note down prices, take pics :P :P Yup..close by - 15 min car.

  4. oh WW is lazy too eh?? thats news..
    Me too stay close by ;-P

  5. No no I am not lazy..who said I am lazy..don't you go by all those horrible comments on IMBB. I work and work and work. WW???? OMG..Jomol is the wingeee..and I am the wicked wingee...:D :D :D

  6. I didn't know Hypercity stocks kama, I wanted their coconut oil. Will chk out the mumbai one :)

  7. Coconut oil? I saw some dark brown oil - sesame oil based treatment.

  8. Never sa Kama in hypercity and this rangoli is your work Rads..hmm pretty talented u r...Good girl..Pat on your back!!!

  9. Rangoli - I think we got the whole neighborhood up the way hubby and me argued and argued and made a mess of this :-( but thanks for the pats :D :D :D

  10. I read on Anamika's blog, I think, that they have launched a new extra virgin organic coconut oil. Was talking about that. But I am loving sesame oil also these days, so will not mind chking that out too :)

  11. Ohh okk..guess I missed that post!

  12. Nice haul Rads, I love Kama's Mridul cleanser, should work for you too, do let me know how you like the other 2 pdts, I was planning to buy the body cleanser next, have'nt seen the mask here yet :)
    Nice rangoli too


  13. I liked the cleanser - haven't opened the other packets yet. How do you use the cleanser? I usually wash my face and moisturize and go to used this cleanser at that time. Amn't too sure - can you absolutely stop using soap and use only this???

  14. gah - i lost my make up bag so i just need new make up in general!
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx

  15. i have never used this product so don't know much about it..but after your post, I'll have to check this product.Nice hauls.

  16. ya I guess one can stop using soap completely, as this is quite effective in cleaning the face. I would love to use only this but I wash my face at least 2-3 a day so I dont think I shd use this alot esp since it also acts as a scrub. I normally use this in the morning and then moisturise :).Pls do a review on the mask when you can.

  17. Radhika!!! You are so talented :)

    I think I need to make a trip to Blore to chk out Nyx

  18. Rakshanda - they do seem worth checking out from the little that I have used :-)

    Renuca - its same face does get quite oily by the end of the day, but I am trying to use only this at least once a day. Yes for sure, I will use the mask and the body cleanser and let you know.

    Priya - you don't get this in Chennai??? NYX? I won't have known this is there in Blore if Poorni hadn't posted :D Come come to B'lore...and get Aarthi's bags too..heheheheheee

  19. oh my i have been wondering about that plant mask since ages a review soon. Take it as an order or a request. he he :P

    I want NYX to come to Delhi. booo hoo. :(

  20. Loved reading the Lush shampoo bar, Godiva story. Sigh! so many days since i read a short story. :(

    The bar looks cute in its nekkid form. :P

  21. Ohh..I thought NYX was everywhere and I was the last one to go take a peep at it. No?? Not there in Delhi??? YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YIPEEEEEEEEEEE..err...oh so saad..heheheheeee

  22. Oh okkkzz..will use once or twice and review. That nekkkid bar - Godiva - is smells just like jasmine flowers..might be too strong a smell for some hoomans me think.

  23. Heyyy the rangoli is soo beautiful!! I recently bght the Kama facial cleanser...hope it works as well for me too....Sadly the hypercity here has stopped stocking Kama prdts

    @ Tanveer : The malad hypercity does not keep kama products any more..


  24. Hiiiii missed me at IMBB today eh??? Hehhehee..did you see that Minnie..where were you yesterday when we needed you!!! Rati and I almost got killed by that Minnie Mee..oops back to your comment..tx :D :D

  25. I've been using this Kama cleanser and I love it :)

  26. You, my dear child Aarthi, have a problem...wayyyy too many products you are using and loving...let me take some off your hands..the EL stuff...the Clinique stuff..:D :D :D

  27. He he.. Rads that is so mean when you have ur Sheishedo and Chanel why do you need anything from this poor one ;)

  28. But I wannnnt more..I want all your gifts...I want Lancome glosses...I wannnnntttttttt...greeeen monster cries :P :P

  29. I'd been a regular to hypercity stores here at Mumbai for last few years but never noticed if they had this particular product Kama Ayurveda on their shelves..thanks for the cue! I know whats my mission this weekend :P

  30. Oh HD mentioned its not available at the one in Malad but happy hunting :-) Bangalore is smaller and we have only one Hypercity - easier to search :D

  31. hey do review ubtan , the SA was giving me that saying its their best product :) but i thought nooo and controlled:)
    so would like to hear ur reviews
    and m loving lush these days all thanks to u:)

  32. Oh okk..I really didnt know much about this product but picked it up anyway...hope it is true what the SA claimed :D

  33. Oh, love the packaging of the Kama products! Looks so clean and pretty :) I've no tips on good NYX products, sorry! I don't seem to use them that much :)

  34. I loved the packaging - thats the one reason I picked it up :D :D I bought the eyeliner - NYX - but now I am finding the lining wand/stick (?) too long for my fingers...sighhhh!

  35. Hii... all the Kama Products in Bangalore are available at the Good Earth store... happy Shopping..

  36. Hii Anon..Tx for the info...Good Earth..Inner Ring Road?

  37. Good Earth
    Kengeri, Mysore Road
    Bangalore, Karnataka 560060
    080 26727239

  38. Hiii..tx again Anon :) :) Kengeri is just too far for me, though :-((

  39. Hey!

    I was just looking reviews on some of the Kama products and i came across your blog :)! I live in Australia and was looking buying some products online but of course i wanna make sure i do my research first.

    I just had a few questions!! I promise i won't ask too many hehe :)

    How long does the soap-free cleanser last for? It is a decent size? And have you tried their Miraculous Beauty Fuild? I cant seem to find any reviews on it :(. Lastly, have you experimented with Forest Essentials Products? Any recommendations will be highly appreciated.

    I just briefly went through your blog for this month and i figure your a big skincare/makeup junkie :p. I'd like to make a recommendations from my size hehe. Because i'm not sure you might have heard of this brand since its Australian. Its called Jurlique and their products only have natural ingredients.

    I absolute favourites are:
    - the Herbal Recovery Gel: it smells gorgeous and most importantly it leaves your skin so soft and prevent premature aging
    - Citrus Silk Finishing Powder: my favourite thing at the moment!! Its perfect for setting your foundation and it smells absolutely beautiful too. But best of ALL it has no TALC which is so rare these day i tell ya. A must have
    - Intense Recovery Mask: I have been using this mask for 2 months now and i'm lovely my skin. It leaves it smooth and glowing.

    Ok im gonna stop raving on haha. I was only here to look for reviews not give reviews lol. But i just thought you might like this range and yeah. Don't think there are any places in India that would sell these products but you can defo buy them online if you find yourself intrigued.


  40. Oh shoot i didnt realise itd be that long. And sorry about my gazillion Typos!! Multitasking is never good!

  41. Upasana - Hii..Kama Soap-Free Cleanser lasts a long while though the quantity doesn't seem too much. There is a post on it on the blog. Forest Essentials - not tried it myself - so no idea :-(

    And tx for the product recommendations :)

  42. Yeah it does look like a tiny 'Dibba' ae. You know i feel quite silly buying it online now because i was in India in August. Only if i had knew about the brand then i wouldn't have to pay 5x the actual price! Gr! I am literally kicking myself. How much did you pay for it if you remember off the top of your head?

    I think it was Hypercity i went to when i was in Bangalore for a day. Not sure, but they had Lush there. Damn i shouldve done my research earlier!

    Anyways. Thank you : )


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