BEAUTY

Bekind Bodycare: Hibiscus Flower Raw & Dry ( for hair care) review

Hello Readers,

Recently i treated my hair with something new – Raw & Dry Hibiscus flower from BEKIND (to make my own hair oil).

This raw and dry hibiscus flower from BeKind Bodycare was sent to me by JasNaturals. Jas Naturals provide 100% Prime Natural and Vegan Cosmetics, Beauty Care, Bath Care, Hand Crafts and Snacks curated for the benefits of the customer and the nature in the best eco-friendly way possible.
About the product & how to prepare the hair oil: 

Price: 58rs for 20gms

Best Before: Mentioned on the pack is just expiry date ie 30/4/2017. Date of packing is not mentioned. I got this product in mid march.

The product is dry hibiscus flower and it looks like this. It has smell that of dried leaves.

Some Benefits of Hibiscus flower for hair: 

  • Boosts hair growth
  • Rich in vitamin C that boosts collagen 
  • Anti dandruff
  • Does away with itchiness
  • Prevents premature greying
  • Has cleansing and moisturising properties

My Experience: I have come across a number of products that are enriched with hibiscus but always hesitated to use them. Since many products are laddened with chemicals. So when JasNaturals sent me this Raw & Dry hibiscus flowers for #doityourself hair oil, i was very excited to use it. I prepared the oil as directed and applied it at night twice a week. After using it for almost 3 weeks i find my hair healthier and bouncy. Also it does helps with the dandruff too. You may not notice the results in a single use. But using repeatedly will definitely give you good results. It is also said to be effective for hair loss. But i cant comment on the hairfall thing as i dont have hairfall issues. All i can say is it does makes my hair look healthier and does away with dandruff.

A good product overall and the best way to treat your hair with hibiscus.

The product is

  • Easy to prepare
  • Easy on pocket
  • Free from chemicals

Do give it a try. You are definately going to love it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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BEAUTY

TBC by Nature: Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub Review

Hello Readers,

Reviewing my first product from TBC by Nature Before starting of with the review let me tell you a little about the brand.

About the Brand: Proveda herbals company introduced reformulated brand ‘ TBC by nature’. It wants to set the trend in the world by changing the lifestyle of the people by providing them extensive premium range of products with an attractive packaging. TBC by nature offers a wide range of products in haircare, skincare, skin treatment products, baby care and many more. It aims at providing high quality products to its customers. The company believes that ‘providing the customers with better service is not just best but legendary and good service is good business’. 

The brand has recently launched their new product ‘Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub’.

About the Product:

  • Paraben free
  • Organic
  • Not tested on animals
  • Fragrance free
  • Eco certified

Benefits: 

  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Uncover a smooth and new complexion
  • Decongest clogged pores
  • Radiant skin

Key Ingredients: Pineapple, Pomegranate, Keratinase. 

Direction of use: 

Price: 350Rs for 100gms

The scrub comes in a tube with a flip cap. The tube comes inside a thick cardboard box. All the information has been mentioned on the tube as well as box. The bright red colour of the tube makes the packaging eye catchy. 

The scrub is a transparent white gel with tiny scrub beads inside it. Though the brand says that it is fragrance free, it has got a strong powdery smell.

My Experience

I have been using this scrub for a week now. The scrub doesn’t creates lather and is gentle on the skin. Even the scrub beads are so tiny that they are extremely gentle on the skin and won’t irritate your skin. My skin feels smooth and clean instantly. It does away with the dullness of skin in single use. It instantly brightens the face. I have tested this by applying the scrub to only one part of my face. When i did this the part of the face washed with scrub looked clean & smooth as compared to the other part of my face which appeared dull. I also made my sister use this but she did not like it as her skin was prone to acne. I have a combination skin and i am perfectly fine with it. Gentle  and effective  on skin in single use is what i love the most about the product. The brand says it is suitable for all skin types. But as my sister did not like it, i guess ones with acne prone skin may not like it.


Thats all ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you find this review helpful. If you have any queries or suggestions do commemt below and i will reply asap. 

BEAUTY

Foot Care Cream with Aloe Vera Review – Green Leaf

Hello Readers,

Today i am going to review another product from Brihans Natural. This time its a foot care cream with the goodness of aloe vera.

Many of us do not take proper care of our feet. We ignore that part of our body just because we think who is going to notice. But one must always maintain a healthy feet in order to avoid infections and rough skin because Dry, rough and cracked heels can get painful at times so make sure to take care of  your feet properly. Above all that one must make sure to use the right foot care cream with the ingredients that will actually help you to get better feet skin.  So today i am sharing  my experience of a foot care cream from Brihans Natural. Read on to know whether this is the one for you.

About the product – Green Leaf Aloe Foot Care Cream contains natural ingredients renowned for their moisturizing and healing properties on dry and damaged skin. Green Leaf Aloe Foot Care Cream rehydrate the skin, removes the dead tissue and repairs the basal skin layer, even as it guards against excessive itching and inflammation.

Active ingredient: Aloe Vera extract, Tea tree oil, Kokum butter.
Price 80rs for 50gms.

The cream comes in a white plastic tub with a screw cap. The tub comes sealed with foil paper. All the information regrading the product has been mentioned on the tub. The tub comes inside a cardboard box.

The foot care cream is white in colour and has a medium consistency. The smell is flowery and not at all strong.

My  Experience

I was really excited to test this cream since it contains my favourite ingredients, aloe vera and tea tree oil.My mom has major dry and cracked heels  so i decided to test this on my mom’s feet and find out whether aloe vera and tea tree oil really does its magic. The first thing she did was to smell the cream and thanked that it did not smell strong. My mom says the cream is really good and the way it feels on her feet.The cream is not oily and greasy and makes the feet skin soft. The skin on her heels was quite thick and rough but after using this cream for around 1 month she has seen a lot of improvement. The skin now appears much soft and her heels doesn’t pain like it use to do before. She is also happy that the product does not contain any harmful chemicals and therefore enjoys using this cream a lot more. I also asked my mom whether she liked the packaging and she said she would prefer a tube over tub. 

Aloe Vera present in the cream helps soothes the skin and can also help get rid of dry skin. So Pamper your feet with Green Leaf Aloe foot cream and say bye to cracked heels and dry ,rough skin. Make sure you use it daily in order to see the results. I am reviewing this after my mom used it for almost a month.

You can buy this from Amazon, flipkart, medical stores  , supermarkets.

Select Outlets of : Wellness Forever

– Religare

– Reliance Fresh

– Health & Glow

( Available in select cities only)

Thats all for now. I hope you like the review and find it helpful ๐Ÿ™‚


BEAUTY

Ecotique Sandal & Cedar Natural Handmade Soap Review

Hello Readers,

Today i am going to review yet another product from Ecotique. Its a Sandal & Cedar Tranquility soap… natural and handmade with love ๐Ÿ™‚

Made from Sandalwood and Cedarwood the soap is blackish brown in colour. It has a smell that is not fancy but somewhat warm and bitter.  The soap comes packed in a transparent plastic and has a paper cover on it which contains all information about the soap. 

Priced at 299Rs for  100gm 
Shelf life – 2years from mfg date

Ingredients

Natural and Handmade with absolutely no nasties at all

My Experience

The soap  feels great on my skin. It lathers easily and does the job of cleansing well. Though it doesn’t smells fancy it gives a refreshing feel because it removes excess oil from the skin leaving it clean. I dont feel any major dryness on my skin  as i do after using chemical ladden soaps. This soap is a simple yet effective product which is gentle on the skin. The soap being natural dissolve easily so make sure you keep it in a dry place. The soap also contains honey which provides anti microbial benefits. 

Rating 5/5

FASHION

Blinglane.com : Dignified Statement Long Necklace

When it comes to bold and big necklaces i am a big sucker for it and BLINGLANE has always been my favourite destination to shop for such pieces. Thats because Blinglane accessories are Unique, High Quality, Long Lasting, Affordable, Classy , Luxurious and words are just not enough to describe blinglane accessories.
A week ago Blinglane sent me this Dignified Statement Long Necklace.

As always blinglane won my heart and i was very happy with the necklace. I love the unique style of this neckpiece. Though big, the necklace is not heavy at all. Its light in weight and therefore can be carried with ease. Pairing it up with your casual outfit will spice up the entire look and its definitely going to make you noticeable. You can also pair this up with your One Piece dresses. One neckpiece goes with all your outfits how cool is that.I also love the colour of this neckpiece which goes well with outfit of any colour. Also the pendant of the necklace is detachable. You can use the pendant with any other chain of your choice. This also makes the storage of neckpiece easy.

Blinglane surely knows how to make bold pieces with simplicity.

This is also one reason why i love their accessories to the core….Simple yet stylish and you will never feel like you have wasted your money on a particular accessory just to match it on a particular outfit. Because their pieces are wearable with any kind of outfit. โ™ฅ

If you are also into big bold necklaces then you should get your hands on this.
You can buy the necklace from HERE 

Here i have styled this neckpiece with a casual outfit – A green top from AND and black jeans. I love how the neckpiece spices up the entire look. 


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