BEAUTY, skincare

Red Rose 100% natural Tulsi Powder Review & DIY Tulsi facepack for oily skin

Hey guys i am back with a review and facepack recipe for oily skin and also for pimples & acne marks.

I am going to share 2 facepack recipes using tulsi powder. Before that let me tell you about the tulsi powder that i have used.

Tulsi Powder from the brand red rose.

The tulsi powder is mehndi green in colour.

This packet of 100gms is priced at 165rs. It has a shelf life of 2 years.

We all know that tulsi has bundle of benefits for skin. It is commonly and widely used in herbal and cosmetic products for its purifying, detoxifying and cleansing properties.

I have been using this tulsi powder for 2 weeks now. Like in 2 weeks i have used it 3-4 times on my face.

I tried using this with 2 different ingredients. One is multani mitti and the other is tomato juice.

Tulsi Powder and Multani Mitti facepack for oily skin-

1tbsp tulsi powder, 1tbsp multani mitti and little water or you can use rose water also. This facepack is beneficial for oily skin.

I have used multani mitti also from red rose brand. You can check it HERE

Tulsi Powder and tomato juice for fading acne marks –

1tbsp tulsi powder and tomato juice accordingly. Apply this paste and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash it off. It helps in reducing blemishes.

My Experience – When i used this powder At first i didn’t notice any results. But when i used 2-3 times i started loving it. I liked it more with tomato juice. My skin appears clean and fresh. But honestly i cant comment on the scar fading thing as of now. I have used just 3-4 times. May be prolonged use will help with fading marks. If in future i notice any results i will update about the same on this post.

While removing the facepack instead of washing i scrub it gently at first and then wash the rest with water. This way it feels more good on the skin.

Do i recommend it? Yes totally. Go for it. You wont be disappointed.

Tulsi powder can be used with so many other ingredients to make facepack that is suitable for your skin.

You can know about the brand and their products HERE

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BEAUTY, skincare

Red Rose Orange Peel Powder Review & DIY orange facepack

Hello Readers

Making your own facepack is so much fun and good to use on your skin. You know what you are going to feed your skin with. No matter what imported facepack you are using but the feeling of using a homemade one is entirely different. A natural one free from all that nasty stuff!

We use ingredients like multani mitti, neem powder, tulsi powder, etc to make facepacks. But many a times we find it difficult to make such powder at home. Well you need not worry as RED ROSE has got you covered. At red rose you will such powders which are 100% natural and also pocket friendly.

I recently got a orange peel powder from brand RED ROSE to make orange facepack. The orange peel powder from Red Rose is made from 100% Pure and Natural Dried orange peel. It has nothing added to it.

This 100gms pack is priced at 50rs.

Orange peel has anti bacterial properties which is great for oily skin. It also helps with marks and pigmentation and works as a skin lightening agent.

Orange Face Pack – This facepack is good for oily and acne prone skin.

I made my orange face pack using 3 ingredients – Orange peel powder from red rose brand, multani mitti also from red rose brand and lemon.

Mix 1tbsp multani mitti and 1tbsp orange peel powder. Add 3 4 drops of lemon to it. Add a little water ( you can also use rose water). Mix properly and your face pack is ready to be used. Apply and keep for 15 minutes then wash off gently with water.

I love using this. The orange peel powder from Red Rose brand is simply amazing. I can use it with so many different ingredients and make my own facepack. It feels very refreshing on the skin. I didn’t notice any irritation on my skin. Neither any major dryness. The results depends on what ingredients you are using in your facepack. I just dont like the packaging of the product. I wish it had come in some container and not in a sachet.

You can check about the brand and their products HERE

BEAUTY, skincare

Debon Herbals Cleansing Milk Review

Hello Readers,

Today i am going to review a product from Debon Herbals. Its the Debon Herbals Cleansing Milk.

As we all know our body constantly excretes oil from its pores the skin gets clogged and deoxygenated which results in settling of bacteria and dust on our skin and causes formation of blackheads. So its very important that we use a good cleansing milk to keep our face impurity free.

Debon Herbals Cleansing Milk is a gentle milky cleanser formulated with ingredients Aloevera juice, Geranium oil and lemon oil in lotion base.

What the brand claims?

  • Cleans excess oil, bacteria, dirt and clogged pores.
  • Leaves skin invisibly lubricant and clean.

Price – 175rs for 300ml

Best Before 3 years from mfg date.

How to use?

Take a cotton swab and apply gently on face, neck and hands. Wipe off excessive dirt.

My Experience – This cleansing milk from Debon herbals is my current favourite for a number of reasons. The cleansing milk is gentle and effective at the same time. I use it to remove my makeup (not heavy makeup) and it effectively removes all traces of makeup. It frees the skin from dirt and excessive oil. Geranium oil present in it is known to balance the sebum production of skin. The smooth texture of cleansing milk makes it sure that the skin doesn’t gets harm due to friction while cleaning face or removing makeup. I love how it doesn’t leaves any oily residue behind. Its so comforting and moisturizing on the skin. Usually when i remove makeup or get home from work i first use this cleanser and then wash off my face with face wash. If i am at home then i just clean my face with this cleanser at night and skip using the face wash. It not only helps in removing dirt and impurities but also keeps the skin hydrated without a trace of stickiness.

I wish the brand had mentioned the entire ingredients list on the product.

Pros

  • Gentle yet effective
  • Non sticky
  • Doesn’t strips moisture off from skin
  • Keeps skin hydrated
  • Soothing fragrance
  • Easy on pocket
  • Product stays true to its claim

Cons

  • Entire ingredients list not mentioned on the product.

Do i recommend it? Yes totally. I love using this for its gentle, non sticky and doesn’t irritates my skin in any way.

Rating 4/5

You can find Debon Herbals HERE

Thats all πŸ™‚ If you have any questions or suggestions do leave your comments below and i will reply asap πŸ™‚

BEAUTY, skincare

Red Rose Natural Multani Mitti Review

Hello Readers,

We all are familiar with Multani Mitti known as fuller’s earth in English. It’s popular and is widely used for beauty treatment. Multani mitti is easily available. But you need to make sure that you are buying of a good brand which doesn’t have any artificial ingredients added to it. Recently i came across a brand RED ROSE and decided to try their multani mitti and few other products which i will be going to review soon.

Benefits of Multani Mitti as mentioned on the pack.

Price – 25rs for 100 gms

Best Before

There are many ways of using multani mitti.

For DIY facepacks you can use multani mitti with a number of ingredients to suit your skin type.

I used multani mitti with honey to do away with oily and dull skin.

Take 1 spoon of Multani mitti and add few drops of honey. You can add rose water also. Make a paste and apply it. Let it stay till it dries. Once the facepack dries wash it with cold water.

Multani mitti from Red Rose worked well on my skin. The facepack took 15 minutes to dry completely. It gives instant freshness and does away with excess oil and leaves skin clean. I didn’t feel any major dryness after washing my face. Also the results on your skin depends on what ingredients you add to multani mitti. For eg – since i used it with honey i didn’t notice any major dryness. So if you are using without honey you may notice dryness. Overall i loved using this product. I wish the packaging could have been better.

Rating 4/5

You can check more about this product on the brand’s Website HERE

Food & Beverages

Oreo Milkshake Recipe

Hello Everyone, Lets shake up things this summer with the oreo milkshake recipe 😁 Oreo Milkshake makes for a perfect refreshing drink to start your summer day. This is a 3 ingredients recipe and all you need is 5 minutes to prepare this simple and sweet drink.

Oreo Milkshake Recipe

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Serves – 1 person

Ingredients – 1 cup milk, 2-3 oreo cookies, 1 extra oreo cookie for crushing over the milkshake, 1 small tub of vanilla icecream , sugar (optional – as per taste)

Directions (Watch the video below) – Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend it. Do not blend too much. Let the mixture be little thick. If you blend too much the mixture will be thin. Milkshakes should be thick. Now pour the mixture in a glass and crush a oreo cookie over it. You can use a crusher to crush the oreo cookie. You can add sugar as per taste. I haven’t added sugar since oreo cookies do the work. The oreo milkshake is ready to serve.

FASHION, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Shopping Haul- Hill road, Bandra

Hello EveryoneπŸ˜€

Last weekend i headed to hill road, bandra with my cousin for shopping. It was more like my cousin wanted to shop and i was just accompanying her. I had warned myself strictly that i wont buy a single thing but as usual i ended up buying a few things. After all how can one resist shopping.

#About Hill Road Shopping – Hill road is one of the most popular shopping street in mumbai. You will find many shops as well as illegal vendors selling branded and non branded items. You can get best of the clothing styles at reasonable rates. Everything from hair accessories to neck pieces and inner wear, sports wear, top and tees, shorts, jeans, footwear you will find everything and anything.

#Location For those who don’t know where is hill road – Hill Road is a road in Bandra west, Mumbai, India. It is 10 minutes away from Bandra railway station. If you want to know anything else you can always ask me in the comments below πŸ™‚

So let me show all the things that i picked up from hill road, Bandra. πŸ˜€

1) Rose Embroidered shirt.

The first thing i picked up was this rose embroidered shirt. The shirt has a label of zara brand. I love the rose embroidery style. I have seen similar ones in the malls and online shopping sites which were priced between 750 to 1200. So when i saw this at hill road just for 200rs i immediately decided to buy this. The picture doesn’t do justice to this shirt. It’s much more good than in the picture and i love the quality and fit.

2) Yellow Gown dress

The only reason i picked this up was the colour. Its a ankle length dress priced at 400rs. The material is crepe. The yellow colour is so inviting and i couldn’t resist myself from buying it.

3) Blue Top

I loved the saying ‘Dont be negative’ and the colour. Priced at 200rs only. The top has a label of some F.Y.K brand.

4) Gap Navy Blue shorts

Picked up this shorts for just 200rs. The shorts have a label of gap brand. The quality was really good.

5) Orange Top

This one i picked up for 200rs. I loved the colour and design on it. Perfect for summers.

6) Grey Mini Dress

Its a woolen dress with 3/4th sleeves and choker attached at neck. The price was just 150rs for this one.

7) Stripes Shirt

Stripes are always in fashion. Picked up this shirt for just 150rs.

8) Peach Top

Oh yes! I love adventure and hence this top goes into my shopping bag😁 This one is priced at 200rs.

9) Fur Sliders

Lately i have seen many Instagram shopping pages selling this and i really wanted to have one. But the prices have been too high . So when i spotted this in bandra for just 200rs i quickly bought it. Its much more prettier than in the picture.

10) Slip On shoes

So while we were done with shopping and were heading to hogging we heard a vendor shout ‘sau rupaya’ ‘sau rupaya’ (100rs) and then we stopped again to look and there the vendor was selling all shoes for 100rs only. So i picked up this one. The shoe is quite comfortable. It may look old in the pic due to bad lighting but it was a good buy.

This is it. Shopping at hill road was fun. Since you can shop to your hearts content without burning a hole in your pocket 😁

Follow me on instagram @ekta_murarka for more.

BEAUTY, Makeup, skincare, Subscription Box

Glamego Box February 2018: Unboxing & Review

Hello Readers,

The love month is here and so is my February glamego box. I have, in the earlier blog posts, introduced you all to glamego box. You can check it HERE. So i will just skip the introduction part.

This months Glamego Box is a white box with alphabets written in red all over it.

At first i was confused as to why those alphabets, since its love month and i was expecting some hearts and flowers kinda design on the box. It was when i opened the box and found a pamphlet mentioning a contest ‘ mark your loved ones middle/last name on the box and tag us’ then i realised the purposes of those alphabets. I actually loved this idea of packaging.

The box came with 4 products.

  1. Mcaffeine choco face pack. 25ml for rs 359.
  2. Kronokare pollution stop face 30 ml for rs 495.
  3. The nature’s co radiance face cream. 25ml for rs 550.
  4. Natural Bath and Body body mist. 200ml for rs 325.

The box is priced at 399rs for 1 month. They also have subscription plans. You can check them in previous post HERE

M caffeine Choco Glow Face Pack: I was so tempted to eat this face pack. Yes it looks and smells that delicious and chocolaty. It was very hard to resist not eating this face pack. Feels very good on the skin. The best product in this months box.

Kronokare Pollution Stop Face: I haven’t used this product yet. Its a product to protect your face against pollution. It is suitable for all skin types.

The Nature’s Co Radiance Face Cream: This is a Saffron Radiance face cream. It gets absorbed easily into the skin. It is non sticky so i love using this.

Natural Bath & Body body mist: I dont usually use Body mists. But this one from NBB was quite good. It has a faint light smell which was a huge relief to me, as i am sensitive to strong fragrances.

My Experience : I was very much happy with this months Glamego Box. As always the products were amazing. I was asked my skin type and according to that i got the product. I was even asked the choice of makeup product and facepack selection. I had opted for Bella Voste chubby stick and M caffeine choco facepack for dry skin. However instead of bella voste chubby stick i got the natural bath & body (NBB) body mist. I am not very much a fan of body mists. But still i liked this one from NBB. Not only this, the body mist had mfg date of jan 2017 which means the product was a year old. I dont prefer a product that is a year old. So to be honest that disappointed me. All other products had mfg date of dec 2017. I tried all the products except the kronokare product. All the products were super amazing and my skin loves them.

Is the Glamego Box worth subscribing? Definitely YES

Why is it worth subscribing?

  • Easy on pocket
  • You get more then what you paid for
  • Products from premium beauty brands
  • The box lets you try different products and this way you get to know whether a product is worth purchasing or not.

So what are you waiting for. Go ahead and subscribe to GlamEgo Box

Contest Alert: As i told you earlier they have this contest ‘mark your loved ones middle/last name on the box and tag us’. You get to win Rs 10000 shoppers stop voucher. So hurry up get your box and participate in the contest.

BEAUTY, skincare

Yami Herbals Homemade Skin Brightening Face Pack & Traditional Hair Oil ReviewΒ 

Hello Readers,

Recently i was looking out for homemade beauty products and stumbled upon Yami Herbals which makes 100% Natural homemade products and that’s when i decided to try them.

You all may not be familiar with Yami Herbals, so i am going to tell you a little about the brand. Based in Tamilnadu, YAMI HERBALS makes and sells personal care products that are kind to your skin and the environment. Their skin and haircare recipes are inspired by traditions that are slowly being forgotten, but are presented with a modern twist. All their products are natural, vegetarian, affordable, and made with love and care.

Products include traditional herbal hair oil, hair pack, baby bath powder , skin polishing Scrubs, skin brightening facepack and Shikakaai hair wash powder.

Here i am going to talk about two products from Yami herbals – Skin Brightening Face pack and Traditional hair oil.

Currently my hair and face skin are going through a bad phase and hence my looking out for homemade products. Read on to know my experience with yami herbal products…

Yami Herbals Skin brightening face pack –

The face pack is in powder form and is a mixture of badam, pista, potato starch, whole green gram, cucumber seeds, orange peel, pudina leaves, cinnamon, oats, samba wheat and aavarampoo.

Suitable for all skin types

Priced at 200rs fir 100gms.

Best before 1 year from mfg date.

How to use – Mix the pack with curd or milk and make a thin paste. Apply and scrub gently all over the face. Wait for 10mins and then wash off with warm water and massage with ice cube.

My experience – To be honest, i always have to think twice before putting anything on my face but given that yami herbals face pack contains ingredients which are 100% natural i didn’t hesitate to use it. I am using this face pack twice in a week. And no i didn’t get brighter skin. But the face pack does benefits my skin. It sweeps away impurities and reveals a smoother skin. It doesn’t dries out my skin nor makes it oily. So whether you have dry, oily or sensitive skin this face mask will definitely help you. Its not going to make your skin bright overnight but yes it does lifts up skin. My skin feels healthy and fresh. The ingredients present in the face pack are very beneficial for the skin.

Yami herbals traditional hair oil-

Priced at 460rs for 100gms.

Best before 1 year from mfg date

The hair oil is a blend of 12 herbals that are useful in strengthening and prevents greying of hair naturally.

My experienceLately my hair have been extremely dry and my hairfall has increased. I have tried a few solutions like changing my shampoo and hair oil. Currently using the yami herbals hair oil. I started using this hair oil 20 days ago and having applied twice in a week so far i noticed that my hairfall is a little less but it didn’t help with the ‘dry hair’ thing. It does helps with the dandruff problem. I cant comment on the greying thing. May be this hair oil will work excellent for those having oily hair. Being a herbal formulation the smell of the oil is bit turn off. I am going to give some more time to this product to see if it helps with my dry hair problem.

Overall i loved the Yami Herbal products since by using them i am giving my skin the treatment it deserves.

Find Yami Herbals HERE

BEAUTY, Subscription Box

GlamEgo Box January 2018 ReviewΒ 

Hello Readers,

Happy new year everyone πŸ™‚ I am happy to start my first blog post of the year 2018 with the Review of Indias top beauty subscription GlamEgo Box

Though i have tried a number of subscription beauty boxes, This is my first ever GlamEgo Box. Let me start with the introduction of the box πŸ™‚ 

What is GlamEgo Box?

GlamEgo box is India’s top online beauty subscription service. The Box allows you to explore a wide range of beauty products from both established luxury brands as well as flourishing niche brands. It lets you experience and single-out a product of your choice before you spend on pricey products that you are clueless about. The Box contains pre selected set of full sized and deluxe size beauty products from luxury brands. You can check more about the GlamEgo Box HERE

Subscription  plans

1 Month 399rs (includes shipping). Box will contain 4 products

3 Months 987rs  (includes shipping). Box will contain 4 products.

6 Months 1794rs (includes shipping). Box will contain 4 products.

12 Months 3468rs (includes shipping). Box will contain 4 products

You can subscribe for your box HERE

GlamEgo Box January 2018 

This months Box is a nice yellow and peach colour box titled as #noresolutions. 

The box contains 4 beauty products.

1) Face oil from Bio Bloom worth 1499rs for 15ml.

2) Shower Gel from M caffeine worth 189rs for 50ml

3) Face Cream from Natural bath & body. 20ml sample size. 

4) Lip gloss from bella voste worth 599rs for 3.2ml. 

My Experience – I totally love the january Glamego box. All the products inside the box are so useful and from popular brands. What i love the most is that the  skin care products are natural & paraben free. The box also contains a lip gloss where in you have a choice to choose the shade you like. Most of the subscription boxes don’t have this option of choice. But in Glamego box you can get shade of your choice. Another thing i loved is the products in the box are travel size products. I can easily carry them while travelling. I like that with glamego box i can try various products from different brands and will be able to keep myself updated with products from  popular beauty brands πŸ™‚ If you love beauty on a budget or  if you love trying out new products then you should definitely subscribe to GlamEgo Box. 

Rating 5/5

BEAUTY, skincare, Uncategorized

GLAMISHA: Facewash & Skin Lightening Cream ReviewΒ 

Hello Readers,

Recently i came across a new brand Glamisha. Based in Mumbai the brand brings you luxury beauty and personal care products. All their product have pure ingredients, essential oils and extract, which are used to make their product highly effective and yet gentle.

Today i am going to review two products from Glamisha – A face wash & Skin Lightening Cream.

I know i have been a little late in reviewing these products. But i wanted to put a down a genuine review. So i used these products for a good 2-3 weeks and i now i am super ready to review it for you all πŸ™‚ 

Lets start with the review of face wash first πŸ™‚

Glamisha Face wash with Mulberry and Licorice Extract-

Packaging –  The face wash comes inside a white squeezable tube with a black flip cap. The tube comes inside a cardboard  box. All the information has been mentioned both on the box and the tube.

Appearance –  The face wash is transparent gel type and has light blue undertones. It has medium consistency. The smell is a bit strong but refreshing. Honestly i dont like strong smell products but i love the fragrance of this one.

Ingredients The face wash is paraben free. But contains SLS & SLES. 

Price 350rs for 100ml

Shelf Life  2years from mfg date

My Experience – With ingredients like Mulberry and licorice i was kinda excited to try the facewash. So as soon i got the products i started using them. The face wash is extremely gentle on the face and creates just the right amount of lather. A small peanut size amount is all you need. But If i am coming home after a long day then usually i require a little more amount of face wash. It does the cleansing well without irritating the skin. It removes dirt and oilyness enhancing the appearance of skin. It makes my skin soft and supple without excessive drying. Mulberry extract present in the facewash acts as a super anti anging agent. Licorice extracts are rich in anti oxidants.They impart a healthy glow to the skin. Overall a good facewash. 

GLAMISHA Skin Lightening Cream with kojic acid dipalmitate & Arbutin Review

Packaging – The Skin Lightening Cream comes inside a white squeezable tube with a black flip cap. The tube comes inside a cardboard  box. All the information has been mentioned both on the box and the tube.

Appearance – The cream is white in colour and has a medium consistency. It has a strong but soothing refreshing fragrance and the fragrance lasts upto quite some time. Say about an hour. 

Ingredients –  It is Paraben free. Contains SLS. 

 Price 975rs for 100gm.

 Shelf life 17months.

My experience –  I use this cream after washing my face with Glamisha’s Face wash. On applying the cream it takes a while to get fully absorbed into the skin. The cream needs to be massaged properly so that it doesn’t leaves any whitish cast on the skin. Its texture turns bit matte when you start applying it and hence it needs to be massaged thoroughly to help it get absorbed into the skin. My skin feels so soft after applying it. It makes my skin appear a little fair and healthy also. I did not notice any major oilyness on my skin after applying it. Also the fragrance of the cream stays on for quite some time which i love it. Both Kojic Acid Dipalmitate and Arbutin present in the cream acts a skin whitening and Lightening agent. Kojic acid also helps with dark spots and sun damage. I think this will work best for oily skin beauties.

So thats all πŸ™‚ If you have any questions or suggestions  about the products do comment below.

You can buy Glamisha products from HERE