Bath and Body, Hair Care, Uncategorized

Nitin’s 100% Natural Shikakai Powder Review

Hello Readers,

Today i am going to do a quick review of Nitin’s 100% natural shikakai powder.

Shikakai is being used traditionally for hair care since ancient times.We all know how beneficial shikakai is for the hair. It helps with strengthening the hair roots, fighting dandruff, curbing hair loss, prevents greying, adds shine to your hair.

Nitin’s shikakai powder is 100% natural. I have been using this powder for 2 weeks now. Read on to know whether it worked for me or not.

How do i use it? I take 3-4 tbsp of shikakai powder and add water to it accordingly and make a paste. The paste shouldn’t be very thick. I apply it on my hair and keep it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

My experience – While using this powder i gave up on shampoo completely. For 2 weeks i was just using this shikakai powder to wash my hair. I use to wash my hair thrice in one week with this shikakai powder. To be honest for the first few days i felt a yucky feeling in my hair because it left my hair greasy. Since the paste doesn’t creates lather. I was disappointed at first. It wont completely remove oil from hair. But then i started taking more quantity of powder (6-7 tbsp). Then as i got used to it i started liking it. It does helps with dirt & dandruff and will make your hair smooth and add a little bounce to your hair. It wont strip natural oils from your hair. What i say is give a little time to the product you are using. Then see the results. One use wont yield you any results. So after using it for 2 weeks i am quite happy with the product. This product is great for people having oily hair. If you have dry hair please don’t use this or oil your hair properly and then use.

Buy from HERE (You can Message the Brand for your order)

If you have any queries or suggestions please feel free to comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

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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

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have any questions or suggestions do leave your comments below and i will reply asap ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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, Subscription Box

GlamEgo Box January 2018 Reviewย 

Hello Readers,

Happy new year everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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, hygiene

Zuci Junior Instant Hand Sanitizer (strawberry) & Fruit Hand Wash (Ripe Berry Blast) Reviewย 

Hello Readers,

Today i am going to review a Hand Sanitizer and a Hand Wash from brand ZUCI

About the brand – Zuci is one of the leading personal care brands from Zodhita Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a health and hygiene enterprise based in Mumbai. Their product range includes Hand Sanitizer, wet wipes,hand wash and colorful bag tags too. 

Last week team ZUCI sent me a Junior Instant Hand Sanitizer in strawberry variant with Moisturizers and vitamin E & Fruit Hand Wash in Ripe berry blast variant with Aloe & Vitamin E beads. Here have a look 

I have a thing for products that smells good and looks attractive. So i was very excited to use the Zuci products when i got them. Not only they smell fruity but looks so juicy and at the same time zuci products are affordable too.

I decided to try the hand sanitizer first.

The Junior Instant hand sanitizer comes in a transparent  plastic bottle with a flip cap. It is priced at Rs 50 for 30ml. It has a runny consistency and contains small red coloured Vitamin E beads. All information regarding price, directions of use, expiry, ingredients are mentioned behind the bottle. 

The brand says Junior instant hand santizer with strawberry fragrant from Zuci Junior is a sweet way to kill 99.99% germs without water. The red coloured beads will magically dissolve once you rub your palms together.

  • More effective than any of the today’s leading brands
  • Contains Aloe Vera gel
  • Specially designed &  imported fruity fragrance from UK
  • Specially formulated for children’s soft and smooth hands
  • Contains Moisturizers and Vitamin E which keeps kids hands soft and smooth

    My Experience Indeed it was fun using the Instant juinor hand sanitizer. Me and my niece both enjoyed using it. Our hands did not feel dry at all after using it. It leaves hands cleans and smooth. I also loved the strawberry fragrance which was not too strong but at the same time was tempting too . The hand sanitizer also contains Moisturizers and Vitamin E which doesn’t let your hands to dry out. Also you just need a peanut size amount for both the hands. My niece loved it so much that she is insisting on trying other variants too ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes Zuci has 5 more variants in this. You can check them out HERE

    Zuci Fruit Hand Wash Ripe Berry Blast

    The hand wash comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The scent of the hand wash is a combination of 3 berries – strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. It has a runny consistency and contains tiny Vitamin E beads. All information regarding price, directions of use, expiry, ingredients are mentioned behind the bottle. It is priced at 99Rs for 250ml. 

    My Experience – All i can say is ‘I am loving it’. It has got mouth watering fragrance and the way it feels on my hands and that eye catching packaging and it doesn’t even burns a hole in my pocket. I love everything about this product. Just a peanut size amount is enough for both the hands. It creates just the right amount of lather. The smell is so fresh, fruity and tempting but not too strong. The smell lingers on the hands for quite some time(15-20mins). It doesn’t dries up my hands and they appear clean and smooth. My niece loves it too. She intentionally dirty her hands and go to wash her hands again and again.๐Ÿ˜ Zuci has 2 more variants in this. You can check them out HERE

    So that’s all for now. โ˜บ๏ธ

    For more information about the Zuci products you can check their website HERE

    BEAUTY

    TBC by Nature: Sunblock Everyday Mattifying Cream SPF 30+

    One of the things i hate about hot summer sun is the damage it does to the skin. My skin gets super oily and tanned as soon as i head out in hot sun. Which means, if i apply a sunscreen/sunblock cream while heading out, my skin tends to get more oily and sticky. Therefore i prefer not to apply anything on my face. But one must also know that a sunscreen/sunblock cream  is a must to protect the skin from sun damage. I have tried a number of suncreens and sunblocks but nothing seems to suit my skin. Everyday there is this constant fight in my mind  whether to or not to apply. On one side i hate getting my skin oily and on the other side i also fear my skin getting damaged. I am sure many of you might be facing the same issue as me. But hey, look i have found the solution —> 

    Sunblock Everyday Mattifying Cream SPF 30+ from TBC by Nature

    Recently TBC by Nature has come up with suncare range and one of the product from their suncare range is this Sunblock Everyday Mattifying cream Spf 30+ with organic carrot oil & grape juice. 

    About the product / Direction of use / Ingredients – 

     The product is

    • Organic
    • Not tested on Animals
    • 100% veg
    • Fragrance free
    • LLP, Silicon, PABA free
    • Eco Certified

    Packaging : It comes in tube with a flip cap. The tube comes inside a cardboard box. All the information has been mentioned both on the tube as well as cardboard box. Love the colour and the floral design on the tube.
    The Sunblock cream is white in colour and has medium consistency.

    Priced at 349rs for 120g

    My Experience –

    I was very excited to use this cream as it has the words ‘ mattifying’ on it.  As for all the oily skin beauties the word mattifying is the key. The cream is light in weight and doesn’t feels heavy on the skin. It needs to be massaged properly in order to get it completely absorbed by the skin. It doesn’t makes the skin oily nor leaves a whitish cast And also keeps my skin hydrated. My face looks a little radiant after applying this. But the radiant effect vanishes after a few hours. Zinc oxide & titanium dioxide present in the cream are very effective in protecting the skin from UV rays. The cream also contains organic carrot oil & grape juice to fight against aging effects of the sun on skin. Overall a good product. Totally recommended. 

    Rating 5/5


    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™‚ 

    BEAUTY

    Skin18.com – Beauty Friends Potato Essence Mask & Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask Review

    Hello Readers,

    I know i have been MIA from the blog for quite some time now thats because i wasn’t keeping well. Now i am feeling a little better and its good to be back in action.I have a lot of posts pending so expect back to back blog posts from me. 

    So after being back in action the first thing that i decided to review is sheet masks from Skin18.com I tried out 2 sheet masks, both from different brands. One from Luke and the other from Beauty FriendsII. 

    Beauty Friends II potato essence mask- I decided to try the potato mask first since i wasnt familiar with the other one. This potato mask is from brand Beauty Friends II. Just so that you now there are 22 types of masks from Beauty friends. One of then being Potato Essence Mask.

    This Potato Essence mask contains potato extracts that helps the skin absorb nutrients which in turn helps to deeply moisture the skin. It helps to repair damanged and rough skin. Also helps in getting rid of dark and puffy areas. 

    My Experience: The pack contains a single sheet.Unlike other sheet masks that i have used this one wasn’t overloaded with essence. I applied on the face and kept it on for 15mintues. I did not notice and irritation while the mask sat on my face. After 15 minutes i decided to take off the mask. After taking off i massaged the excess essence into my face. You dont need to wash the dace after removing the mask. That’s the best part of these sheet masks. My skin felt softer and highly moisturised. My face was looking so fresh and bright. It helped me get rid of dullness. This sheet mask has now become one of my favourite. Apart from this  aloe soothing mask from Four seasons and Moisturising cucumber pack from purederm are my extreme favourite. 

    You can buy this Potato Essence mask from HERE Trust me you are going to love this one. 

    Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask- The next sheet mask that i tried is hyaluron essence mask from Luke. Honestly i had no idea what i was putting on my face. I dont know what hyaluron means. So before using i decided to google the same and what i read is that its a hyaluronic acid which is used as a ingredient in many facial creams. That it has great restoration properties & can boost skin’s moisture content. It also helps in lubricating skin layers making skin smoother and softer. 

     My Experience – As usual i cleaned my face and applied the mask. Did not feel any irritation. After 15minutes i removed the mask and massaged excess essence into my face. It refreshes the skin and improves its elasticity. It gives an Instant shot of moisturisation to my skin. At first i was a bit hesitant to use it but after using i simply like it. Though i am not going to try this again. You can buy and know more about the mask HERE

    So thats all for now. If you ask me which mask you should go for i would definitely recommend the potato one.