BEAUTY

Green Leaf – Pure Aloe Vera Skin Gel Review

Aloe Vera is called the fountain of youth and the first aid plant and rightly so. It has been used since ages for its soothing & healing properties. Today many ancient tales of aloe vera has been proven  to be factual as modern medicine unlocks the wonders bursting within Its leaf. 

Recently i got a chance to try the Aloe Vera gel from BRIHANS NATURAL

The Aloe Vera gel comes in a round plastic pot with a screw cap. The pot is sealed with silver thick paper. All information regarding Price, Expiry, Ingredients, Volume etc has been mentioned on the cap. Though i love the cute pot packaging, its unhygienic too. I have to dip my fingers inside which i kind of don’t like. 

Price – 100rs for 120g

Best Before – 2years from mfg date

Ingredients – Aloe Vera, Base and preservatives q.s.

Colour – Brilliant Blue FCF, Tartrazine.

The gel appears to be green because it has colours added to it. It has faint smell.

My Experience : I have been using this for a while now and find it bit dry for my combination skin. My skin feels a little tight after using it. So i apply it only when i head out in hot sun, that  way my face doesn’t gets oily. I also use it as a night cream and also apply on my pimples to keep the oilyness away. This product is good for summers.  You can also use this under your makeup. It acts as a nice base.I have tried it and my makeup doesn’t melts  when i head out in sun. Also i feel that the added colours were not necessary at all. I like Aloe Vera Gels that are white , just like the gum of Natural Aloe Vera Leaf. 

If you have oily skin then you must surely try out this. 

Rating 3/5

BEAUTY

Ecotique: Saffron oil (100% natural) Review

I have a thing for body oils and have used quite a number of them. To name a few – Coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil etc. But i haven’t used a saffron oil before and never knew it could do wonders to your skin untill ECOTIQUE sent me their 100% natural himalayan Saffron Oil to try. 

About Ecotique – Ecotique is a beauty care brand that combines best Natural Ingredients from around the world and brings to you natural cosmetic product. Ecotique products are free from Sulfates, parabens, glycol, silicone, Artificial fragrances, harmful preservatives. 
About Ecotique Saffron Oil (As said by the brand) – Ecotiqueโ€™s Saffron Body Oil, is formulated by infusing 100 % natural Himalayan Saffron strands in a blend of natural oils. Saffron is loaded with antioxidants and has antibacterial properties that help fade blemishes and acne, and also reduces signs of ageing. By infusing Himalayan Saffron in a blend of Argan, Jajoba and Rice Bran oil, ecotique have created a body oil that combats sun damage and brightens your skin, while moisturizing it. The active components in saffron have many therapeutic applications in aromatherapy as an antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-oxidant, digestive and anti-convulsant. Suitable for all skin types, Ecotiqueโ€™s Saffron Body Oil is light and non-sticky and easily absorbed by skin. Simply massage a few drops onto moist skin, after a shower or a bath for soft, supple glowing skin.

Price 349rs for 30ml
Best before 2years from mfg date. 

My Experience I have been using this oil since a week and loving it to the core. The oil is non sticky and non greasy. The oil has strands of saffron in it and smells purely of saffron. The smell is mild and not over powering at all. On applying it easily gets absorbed into the skin without making the skin sticky/oily. It leaves the skin looking healthy and glowing. It moisturises the skin just right. I love how my skin feels after applying this oil.I have acne prone skin and use this on my face too. As saffron is said to be good for acne treatments. Usually when i use face creams, my face becomes oily which causes acne. But this saffron oil doesn’t makes my face oily and so i find it best for my acne prone skin. I also apply this oil on my dark circles at night. The best thing is its natural and non sticky and suits every skin type. I totally recommend this. 

Pros

  • 100% Natural
  • Non sticky
  • Non greasy
  • Moisturizes the skin just right
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Mild Scent
  • Free from Chemicals


Cons

  • Packaging should have been better. ( i have to dip my fingers inside to use the oil which is kind of unhygienic. )
  • Some may find it a bit costly.


Rating 4/5


BEAUTY

Green Leaf: Aloe Face Wash Gel Review

We all know that Tea Tree oil & Aloe vera gel are the best natural solution for acne and pimples. Tea tree oil + Aloe Vera gel makes a winning combination. BRIHANS NATURAL brings you the goodness of both these ingredients with their Aloe Face Wash Gel. 

At Brihans Natural products are made with 100% natural active ingredients to give you naturally beautiful & healthier skin & hair.

So last week i got this Aloe Face wash Gel with turmeric & tea tree oil from Brihans Natural. I have been using it since then.

What the brand says – Green Leaf Aloe Face Wash Gel with turmeric extract is a soap-free gel with scrub beads that combines Aloe Vera’s superior skin care with the skin cleansing& healing qualities of turmeric and tea tree. Green leaf aloe face wash gel has ISO-diametric scrub beads that gently exfoliates the dead skin tissue of the skin and opens skin pores, exposing the beauty within.
Packaging – It comes in a transparent tube with flip cap. Ingredients, Directions of use, price, expiry everything has been mentioned on the tube.

The face wash is  gel type and has a yellow colour. The face wash also contains scrub beads. The smell of face wash is that of turmeric. It has a medium consistency.

60gms tube is priced at 65rs. You can buy from Flipkart and Amazon
Best before 2years from mfg date.

Ingredients – 

My Experience  I have been using this face wash for a week now and find it good for my acne prone skin. When i use the face wash in morning I take a peanut size amount and it is enough for my entire face. But it doesn’t creates heavy foam. It just forms mild foam which is actually good. That way it wont dry out your skin excessively. It cleanse the skin well, driving away all the oilyness. My skin feels fresh and thoroughly cleaned after using this face wash. It also has small scrub beads which helps in exfoliating the skin gently. The scrub beads are very tiny and so they are extremely gentle on the skin. When i come back home from hot sun then i usually require more amount of face wash to clean entire days dirt and oily ness. But the face wash does the job well. It keeps away oilyness and at the same time wont dry your skin. So it is good for both dry and oily skin types. Also the face wash is soap free so its effective but gentle on your skin at the same time.

Overall a good face wash and i recommend it totally. I dont find any such cons in this product. Everthing from packaging to its usage is pretty good. 

Pros

  • Contains Tea tree oil, turmeric , Aloe Vera gel
  • Gentle on skin
  • Effective
  • Soap free
  • Decently priced
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • No chemicals
  • Good for all skin types

    BEAUTY, skincare

    Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer Review & Swatches

    Hey Sassy Ladies, Today i am going to do a quick review of lip moisturizers from ISLAND KISS . Winter or not lip care products are a must.There’s not a day when i dont apply a lip moisturizer. Its a must for me and i am sure for you too. Lips being the ‘center of attraction’ of your face its very important that you keep them moisturised. Nobody likes dry &  chapped lips. Also… Having a lip balm is not enough but having a good lip balm that instantly moisturizes your lips is a must.

    Well let me tell you that Island Kiss is an indian brand that had already launched back in 2015 with 3 variants of Lip Moisturizers. I have reviewed them on my blog. You can read it HERE

    Recently Island kiss launched 2 new variants of lip moisturizers – 1) Black Rose & Grenade Rouge. 2) Flamingo Pink & Peonies. 


    The lip moisturizer comes in a tube with a screw cap and has a slant applicator which enables easy application. The tube comes inside a cardboard box. The packaging looks so Inviting and Sexy such that it will tempt you to buy it. And just like the packaging the names of the lip moisturizers are pretty alluring.

    The Lip Moisturizers are

    • 100% Natural
    • 100% Pure
    • Organic
    • Cruelty free
    • Not tested on animals
    • Petroleum Free
    • Non Toxic
    • Safe
    • Provides Sun Protection

    Price – 499Rs (Price is same for both the variants)

    Size – 14gms

    Best Before – 36 months 

    Ingredients – 

    • Tropical kokum
    • Avocado & Mango Butter
    • Organic Beeswax
    • Stevia
    • Organic carrot seed oil
    • Pure castor oil
    • Rich vitamin E oil
    • Macadama nut oil
    • Black rose essential rose (Variant – Black Rose & Grenade Rouge)
    • Pomegranate seed oil (Variant – Black Rose & Grenade Rouge)
    • Citrus essential oil ( Variant- Flamingo pink & peonies)
    • Peony Essential oil  (Variant- Flamingo pink & peonies)
    • Natural Organic colour

    The Black Rose & Grenade Rouge  gives a nice pinkish red  tint and smells purely of rose. I love the smell since its soothing & not strong but also stays on for a longer time.

    The Flamingo Pink & Peonies gives a baby pink tint making your lips look like they are naturally pink. I can’t really make out what it smells like but the smell is good for sure. Not strong but soothing. Since it contains Peony essential oil i guess the smell must be of that. 

    My Experience – The Lip Moisturizers glides easily on the lips and gives them an instant shot of hydration making lips super soft.Its smooth on the lips and not sticky at all. I love touching my lips again and again because they appear that soft. It keeps my lips hydrated for a good 4-5 hours without drinking or eating anything. I love how it instantly revives badly chapped lips…..Also that it contains natural ingredients that are good enough to eat 😁The smell is also soothing and not strong. The way it feels on my lips i feel like applying it often.

    Rating 5/5

    I totally recommend these Lip Moisturizers from Island Kiss โ™ฅ

    Discount Alert – Island kiss is launching on Amazon and Theres a 50% off on Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers from 3rd to 10thfeb only on Amazon. So this is a pretty good chance to grab your Island Kiss at half the original price. Dont miss it out girls. Its a once in a lifetime offer. โ˜บ

    Find Island kiss on –

    Instagram – @myislandkiss

    Facebook – Island Kiss

    Twitter –  myislandkiss

    Websitehttp://www.myislandkiss.com

    BEAUTY, Makeup, skincare

    ODIVA: Nail Enamel Remover Wipes Review

    Hello Readers,

    Few days back i had reviewed a Gel finish Nail paint from ODIVA and pretty much loved it. Today i am back with a review of yet another amazing product  also from ODIVA Its the Nail Enamel Remover wipes.

    Removing nailpaints is quite a messy affair when you have to  grab the cotton ball and the nailpaint remover. As there are chances that the nailpaint remover might spill. Also removers containing acetone tend to dry out your nails. But with ODIVA nailpaint remover wipes you dont have to worry anymore. Why ?? Because ODIVA nail enamel remover wipes are easy to use , acetone free and can be used anywhere anytime ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    What the brand claims?

    Wipes away nail polish instantly, no mess, no spills ! On a flight, in a classroom, in the boardroom. Anytime Anywhere….Its nourishing. Vit E formula is gentle on nails, cuticles and skin. Acetone free. Lint free.

    Packaging: The nailpaint remover wipe comes inside a white packet and the packets further comes enclosed in a black colour cardboard box. All information such as Ingredients, price, expiry, Direction of use has been mentioned on the cardboard box. The box contains 5 wipes. Each wipe is individually packed in a white packet. The wipe is like a small white cloth in rectangular shape. The wipes are folded into 2parts and slipped into white packet.

    Here is a picture of a used wipe. The wipe is actully of white colour. You can see in the picture the size of the wipe.

    The box of 5 wipes is priced at 65Rs.

    Best Before 18months 

    My Experience: I tore opened the White packet with my hand. You dont need a scissor, it can be easily torn with hand. What i noticed is that the wipe was not watery and did not leak. It is not like wet wipes. But it contains oil like thing. When i wiped out the nailpaint it leaves oil on the nails and doesnt makes the nails and areas around cuticles dry and the wipe did a pretty good job. It removes the nailpaint easily and you dont have to struggle with it. Though you might want to struggle a bit while removing glitter nailpaints since these wipes are free from acetone. Also while removing dark colours it wont stain your nails and skin around the nails. You might have noticed that when you use acetone removers they leave a white substance on your nails and make your nails dry and rough. ODIVA nail enamel remover wipes wont dry out your nails but it will leave your nails looking shiny and smooth. The best part of these wipes is that you can use it again n again. I used a wipe to remove nailpaint from both my hands and after i was done i folded the wipe and slipped it back into the white packet. Then after few days i used the same wipe again and it did pretty much the same job. It wont dry out so you can use one wipe like 6-7 times.

    I would definitely recommend this product to all the ladies out there who love to pamper their nails often ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pros

    • Good Packaging
    • No leakage
    • Acetone free
    • Contains Vitamin E
    • No strong smell at all ( Unlike u find in other acetone nail polish removers)
    • Travel friendly
    • Doesn’t dry out nails
    • One wipe can be used 6-7 times


    Cons

    • Some may find it a bit pricey
    • Available only on few online shopping sites

    Rating 5/5

    Buy from HERE

    skincare

    Inoface Modeling Cup Pack (Acerola) : Skin18.com

    Hello Everyone,

    I am back with another product review. This time something different and fun. What i am reviewing today is something that i have tried for the first time- A modeling cup pack from SKIN18. This cup pack is of INOFACE brand. Whenever i get something from Skin18 its always new to me thats because Skin18 has thousands of skincare brands that i haven’t even heard of and i am always as excited as hell to try the products ๐Ÿ™‚ So when i got this Modeling cup pack i was confused and excited both at the same time.

    The Modeling Cup Pack is a peel off face mask in Acerola variant which is effective for skin moisturisation and skin soothing. The packaging is that of like a thick plastic icecream cup with a screw cap. The packaging looks pretty for sure. The details mentioned on the cup are in korean language so i had to hop on to their website to check out the details. The face mask is in a powder form in baby pink colour. It doesn’t comes ready, you have to prepare it. Also inside the cup is a spatula/stirrer to be used while preparing the face mask.

    About the product:-

    INOFACE has around 10 types of Modeling cup packs and one of them is the ACEROLA variant that i am reviewing today. 

    Directions of use:-

    My Experience: So when i used it i did not take the entire powder of the cup. What i did is poured the powder using spatula 4-5 times in a plastic container and added water accordingly And stirred it. For me this was enough for my entire face for one time use. You need not use the entire powder in the cup. You can use it later on. The cup contains powder which can last upto a month. So after preparing the mask i immediately applied it on my face. As directed i kept it on for 15mins. During this period i did not notice any such irritation.The mask does not have any kind of fragrance. Once the mask dried i  washed it water as i wasn’t able to peel it off. This is no sort of peel of mask as the brand claims. What i noticed is that it makes the skin clean. It takes away the oilyness from the skin and leaves it looking fresh. It doesn’t dries out the skin. So its good for both oily and dry skin. Overall a good product but it wont peel off. This is where the product fails for me. 
    Currently on sale at- 367.87INR for 15gm

    Buy from HERE

    BEAUTY

    ODIVA – Gel Finish Nailpaint shade Cherry Pie Reviewย 

    Hello Everyone,

    Introducing you all to a new brand ODIVA. Many of you might not be aware of this brand.ODIVA is an Indian brand & its range of cosmetics includes Nailpaints, Nailpolish remover wipes, After shave wipes. Odivaโ€™s goal is to provide customers with outstanding personal service, while combining high quality and value. You can find ODIVA products on Amazon, Flipkart, Nykaa, Spencers retail. 

    Last week i received a package from ODIVA which contained a Nailpaint, Nailpolish remover wipes & After shave wipes. 

    Today i am reviewing a nailpaint from ODIVA in 001 cherry pie shade. 

    Given my love for nailpaints i was very happy when ODIVA  sent me such a pretty red shade and i was kinda excited to try it. 

    The nailpaint comes inside a cylindrical glass bottle with plastic black cap. Brand name, Price, mfg date, shade number, Volume has been mentioned on the bottle. The bottle further comes inside a white cardboard box. A good packaging indeed.

    The Nail paint brush is long enough which enables easy and smooth application.

    The texture of nailpaint is quite runny. Also as compared to other nailpaints the smell of the ODIVA nailpaint wasn’t too strong.

    The nailpaint is free from any harmful ingredients.

    Price: 300 rs for 11 ml

    Best Before: 36 months from pkd.

    My Experience: As i said given my love for nailpaints i couldn’t wait to try it. So as soon as i got the nailpaint i applied it. On applying the nailpaint gives a smooth shiny gel finish. The long brush makes the application easy and smooth. 2 coats are needed for that perfect finish.It gives the perfect cherry colour. Most of the Reds that i buy end up looking pinkish red types which i dont like. This is the perfect red nailpaint that i ever came across. I keep on touching and admiring my nails every now and then because they look that pretty. 

    The nailpaint is such that even if you spread the nailpaint again and again with the brush it wont make the nailpaint sticky. Which happens in case of other normal nailpaints.Also I dont have to worry about my nailpaint getting messed up after applying because yes it dries off very quickly. The moment you start applying the nailpaint on your next nail the previous one dries off. Regarding the staying  power i say that it lasts upto a week after which it slowly starts chipping off. 

    Rating-  4/5 

    Overall the nailpaint is good. I dont find any such CONS except for the price. I find it a bit expensive. 


    If you are looking for that perfect Red Nailpaint then this is the one. I bet you wont be disappointed. Go give a try to ODIVA ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    FASHION

    Making A Statement

    Hello Readers,

    Wishing you all a very happy and bright new year 2017 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Its the new year already so i thought of starting off with something  BOLD. This new year let us all be bold and fearless. Let us all be brave. Let us stand out from the crowd.

    Be Bold & Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    This post is all about Bold Gold Statement Necklace from Blinglane.com. 

    Recently i got this bold gold necklace from Blinglane. As always i got the necklace neatly packed in a white box filled with thermocol balls. But this time the box had a red ribbon tied on it.It was like a Christmas present and i was so happy. 

    Regarding the necklace i have no words. As soon as i opened the box and took out the necklace all i could say was ‘omg waaaaaaaoooo’. Blinglane pieces never disappoint me ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have always had a thing for big statement necklaces. This bold gold statement necklace from blinglane is the perfect piece to glam up any basic look in a flash. It looks so classy and every bit of luxurious. When you look at the necklace it appears bold & daring but its light in weight and not heavy which makes it comfortable to wear. This is a simple but unique piece that will take your look from plain to note worthy. Statement necklace like this one goes well with any kind of outfit. You just need to make sure your outfit is simple. This will let the necklace make a statement. I have paired this necklace with a plain Blue Dress from Femella. 

    Details about the  Necklace 

    • Yellow Gold Plated
    • Metal – Copper
    • Closure – Lobster lock
    • Size – 22″- 24″
    • Adjustable length
    • Non allergic nickel free
    • Price – 754rs 

    Buy the necklace HERE

    Thats all ๐Ÿ™‚ You can leave your suggestions and queries below ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    FASHION

    Scarves Are Here To Stay – Iralzo.com

    Not all Superwoman wear capes….Some wear Scarves :mrgreen:

    Scarf is an unseasonal accessory. You can carry them irrespective of what season it is. Today scarf is used more as an accessory rather than a requisite.

    Recently i got myself a scarf from IRALZO 

    A pretty floral scarf made of polyster fabric. The scarf is off white with blue floral print on it  and yellow & blue fringe tassel edges.The scarf is soft, light weight and comfortable. Being long and wide it can styled in many ways. It is Big enough to be wrapped around as a shawl. The material being polyster, it wont protect you from chilly breeze but it is warm enough for Mumbai Winters. What i love most about this scarf is the fringe tassel edges in bright colours  because this allows the scarf to be the focus. Though being a casual scarf it makes a big impact on an outfit. 

    You can buy the scarf from HERE and also check out their rest of the scraf collection HERE

    I love this scarf for it has my favourite colours yellow and blue and i totally love that fringe tassel thing. The scarf goes almost with every outfit. Here i have styled the scarf with a basic outfit – A jeans and a tee.

    Thats all ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you loved this post. Do leave your comments & suggestions below. 

    FASHION

    Ruffle All The Way – Iralzo.com

    The year 2016 has seen a lot of fashion trends such as Layering, off shoulder, Cold shoulder, Thigh high slits, Long Coats, Ruffles and so much more. Currently the Ruffle trend is ruling the fashion world. From coats to dresses to off shoulder tops & even shoes you will find Ruffles All The Way.

    Its when, i came across a Ruffled top on Iralzo.com that i decided to try out the Ruffle  Trend. 

    A sleeveless ruffle top  in brown colour made of Moss Crepe frabic. Here have a look 

    This ruffle top from iralzo is light and airy. The fit and the quality both are up to point. I totally love this ruffle top from iralzo. It gives an instant dose of style to your entire look. The ruffles gives a simple basic top a dramatic look. Here ruffle is the major point in the outfit. Imagine this top without ruffles, it would be nothing but a basic boring top and the entire look would be so dull. The ruffles starting at collar of the top and ending at hem lines gives a flouncy finish adding some drama to the top and some boost to your chest. With Iralzo i have mastered the ruffle trend in the most simplest way.

    I was extremely happy when i got the top from Iralzo. It was all that i wished for. I was totally satisfied with the quality and the fit. I just couldnt get enough of this top.

     This top is priced at just 745rs. You can buy the top from HERE  You can find one more colour in this top on their website. So what are you waiting for ? Go to iralzo.com and invest in this trend. They have a super smooth delivery service.