07/02/2021

VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel-Off Mask makes you party ready in just 20min!!

7.2.21 0 Comments
Right now the market is beaming with products for skincare enthusiasts. Whether one has a simple skin care routine or a more elaborate one there is something for everyone. There are multiple choices for people who have multi step skin care routine that too an am and pm one. 
Keeping in mind our choices regarding face scrubs, masks, moisturizers and creams VLCC has so much to offer. The brand itself needs no introduction and the huge range of product it offers to its customers is overwhelming for sure. Today we will be talking about the VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel-Off Mask.

Brand Claims:
VLCC Rejuvenating Coffee Peel Off Mask enhances skin glow with a soothing effect. Enriched with Coffee Arabica Powder, Caffeine & Aloe Vera Extract, this Peel off Mask is rich in Antioxidants that have a calming & anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. It peels away dead skin cells and dirt from within the pores, provides reduced pore appearance and improves skin tone.

Size: 90g 

Key features:
Enhances skin glow with a soothing effect
Enriched with Coffee Arabica Powder, Caffeine & Aloe Vera Extract
Rich in Antioxidants that has a calming & anti-inflammatory effect on the skin
Peels away dead skin cells and dirt from within the pores, provides reduced pore appearance and improves skin tone
Suitable for all skin types
Paraben-free certified

Packaging:
VLCC Rejuvenating Coffee Peel Off Mask comes in an aesthetically pleasing coffee coloured tube with an image of coffee beans on it. The tube is travel friendly and practical. The product's key features, the directions to use and the ingredients, everything is mentioned on the tube itself.

Texture:
The peel off mask is thick in consistency like that of honey. It has minuscule granules of coffee powder in it but that does not make it gritty at all.

How to Use:
Wash face properly and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply peel off mask evenly over your face avoiding eyebrows, eyes and lips (do not apply a very thin layer). Let it dry for 20-25 minutes. peel off from the forehead in a downward direction towards chin and wash off. For better results, use at least twice a week.

My Experience:
I have had a very good experience with VLCC products since ages. The diamond facial kit is something I have always a sworn by before attending any special occasions. But this is the first time I am trying a peel off mask from VLCC and here's how my experience has been.
I really like its packaging. It's very easy to carry it along anywhere you go. It is spill proof and travel friendly. Now coming to the product, it is suitable for all skin types which is a very Win-Win situation also it is paraben free which is beneficial for the skin. It's consistency is not runny which ensures that you will not spill and smudge it everywhere and the application would be pretty mess free. I also noticed that it has a very strong and prominent smell which is similar to that of coffee and spirit. On application it gives a very cooling effect on the skin till the time you keep it on. It also gives a tingling sensation when you have it on your skin and that is quite normal. I would personally suggest to let it dry completely before you peel it off otherwise you will get patches of wet peel off mask which will be difficult to take off. Once you take it off you are left with a beautiful, bright skin. It takes off the gunk and grime of the skin and makes it look cleaner and brighter.
 In short, you're party ready in just 20 minutes !!

XOXO
Aditi

01/02/2021

Just Herbs Kimsukadi tail and Elixir Serum will change your skincare game!! Review, Price, How to use

1.2.21 0 Comments

The skin is the largest organ in our body and sometimes the most neglected one too. Our skin cells are changing all the time. The skin sheds it's cells everyday. This means that taking care of the skin is not an occasional thing but a daily process. Implementing a skin care routine is something you would want to start if you don't have it already because the skin is exposed to environmental pollutants and Sun all the time and once the damage is done, it's done! 
Although the skin care routines have now become too extensive and elaborate, there are two basic steps that should go into your everyday skincare routine no matter how old you are and they are cleansing and moisturising.
While there are tons of cleaners available in the market to suit one's particular skin needs, for moisturising my skin I highly depend on Just Herbs Kimsukadi tail and Elixir Serum.

KIMSUKADI TAIL/OIL
Brand Claims:
How about a facial oil that works on your skin while you sleep? You apply a few drops at bed time after your night cream and you wake up the next morning with skin that feels brighter, tighter and radiant! Regular usage of this award-winning Ayurvedic facial oil also helps fade pigmentation, dark spots and blemishes. Also known as Kinshukadi Tailam as per the ancient Ayurvedic texts.

Price/Quantity:
INR 1,595/15ml
INR 2,195/30ml

Ingredients:
Classical formulation (Ayurvedic formulary of india) sesame (sesamum indicum) oil, palash (butea monosperma), sandalwood (santalum album), laksha (laccifer lacca), indian madder (rubia cordifolia), mulethi* (glycyrrhiza glabra), safflower (carthamus tinctorious), vetiver (vetiveria zizanioides) roots, himalayan wild cherry (prunus cerasoides), sacred lotus flower (nelumbo nucifera), banyan aerial roots (ficus bengalensis), palaksh (ficus lacor), padma kesar (nelumbo nucifera), henna (lawsonia inermis), turmeric root (curcuma longa), indian sarsaparilla (hemisdesmus indicus), patang (caesalpinia sappan).

Packaging:
Kimsukadi tail comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. The dropper controls the amount we dispense. Glass instead of plastic ensures the packaging is eco friendly too and not just practical and attractive.

My experience:
Kimsukadi tail is a night oil, that works on your skin while you sleep, allowing its specialised Ayurvedic ingredients to nurture and repair skin from the deepest layers. It is a blend of seventeen precious herbs. These herbs including sandalwood, vetiver and nagkesar (Indian-rose chestnut) are noted as varanaya dravyas (complexion enhancers) in the Charak Samita, an ancient Indian Sanskrit text written thousands of years ago. 
I apply 3,4 drops of Kimsukadi oil at night on my cleansed face after applying a night cream or gel and massage it gently in upward motion till my skin absorbs it completely. Since the oil is light weight it gets absorbed easily and is suitable for all skin types.
Regular usage of this has brightened my skin and it looks and feels more nourished. I'm observing a few dark spots are starting to diminish too. I have a dry skin and this facial oil keeps it hydrated for long hours. No wonder it has won the best facial oil award by cosmopolitan!!

Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty ELIXIR FACIAL SERUM
Brand Claims:
The multi-tasking Elixir face serum is a synergistic blend of treasured Indian herbs and acts as an excellent botanical replacement for a traditional chemically derived Vitamin C serum.
BRIGHTENS DULL SKIN | IMPARTS GLOW | REDUCES PIGMENTATION, FINE LINES & DARK CIRCLES | MINIMISES SIGNS OF AGEING | HYDRATES & REVITALISES SKIN | LIGHT-WEIGHT | FAST-ABSORBING | SUITS ALL SKIN TYPES

Price/Quantity:
INR 1,195/15ml
INR 1,925/30ml

Ingredients:
gotukola (centella asiatica) ext. 4%, indian ginseng (withania somnifera) 4%, rosehip (rosa mosqueta) seed oil 2%, fumitory (fumaria officinalis) ext. 2%, liquorice (glycyrrhiza glabra) 2%, indian chestnut (mesua ferrea) 2%, safflower (carthamnus tinctorious) seed oil 2%, moringa (moringa oleifera) seed oil 2%, chandrika (lepidium sativum) 1%, cold pressed wheatgerm (triticum vulgare) oil 1%, eucalyptus (globulus eucalyptus) leaf ext. 1%, indian senna (cassia angustifolia) leaf ext. 1%, colloidal oats (avena sativa) 1%, allantoin (Symphytum Officinale) 0.1%, purified water (aqua), cold pressed jojoba (simmondsia chinensis) oil, aloevera* (aloe barbadensis) leaf juice, cetearyl olivate**, cold pressed avocado (persea gratissima) oil, vegetable glycerine, octyldodecanol**, sorbitan olivate**, cold pressed rosehip (rosa mosqueta) seed oil, shea (butyrospermum parkii) butter, soy lecithin, caprylyl glycol, potassium sorbate, gluconolactone, sodium gluconate**, ethylhexylglycerin, natural preservative blend of herbs and essential oils.

Packaging:
Elixir Serum comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The pump controls the amount we dispense. Glass instead of plastic ensures the packaging is eco friendly too and not just practical and attractive.

My Experience:
A herbal face serum is more effective than a cream because it is made up of molecules that are smaller than those of a cream. As a result, it is able to penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients and targets the skin concerns. That's why this Elixir Serum potion is to be applied before we apply our moisturizer, so I take a pea-size of it and gently massage it into my skin. It is very smooth and has a texture somewhere between a cream and lotion. It spreads easily and evenly on the skin and gets absorbed in a few seconds. The good part is it is fragrance free. With continuous use of it along with the Kimsuakdi oil, my skin has become brighter and the texture has improved. It looks and feels smoother and more supple now. 

The Gist:
I'm totally in love with both these products. My skin is loving this extra dose of hydration and care and is behaving really well lately. It has brought visible changes in the skin and I highly highly recommend these products :)


Xoxo
Aditi..

29/01/2021

House of Wellness Bath and Body Products

29.1.21 0 Comments

I received these products from House of Wellness about a month ago and I took my own sweet time to use these. So here's a detailed review of the products:



๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜
๐ŸŒŠGives luxurious bathing experience.
๐ŸŒŠHelps in sore muscles and body ache
๐ŸŒŠHas a long shelf life
๐ŸŒŠSmells really strong of lavender in the jar but once dissolved it becomes mild yet stays for long
๐ŸŒŠHas an impressive ingredient list
๐ŸŒŠCan be used as a foot soak or in your bathing water

๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต
๐ŸŠIt smells great of Mandarin that are a type of orange only (they fall into the same category as that of clementines and satsumas)
๐ŸŠCleanses the skin perfectly
๐ŸŠIt doesn't leave my skin very hydrated but then no shower gel quenches the thirst of my super dry skin. It needs and after bath body oil anyway.
๐ŸŠGives a refreshing bathing experience
๐ŸŠPackaging is convenient

๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
๐ŸŒบHas a thick consistency
๐ŸŒบGets absorbed quickly
๐ŸŒบFeel sticky at first but then becomes comfortable
๐ŸŒบHas a strong artificial floral smell
๐ŸŒบSkin feels nourished without being greasy

What's impressive is that House of Wellness  claims to be paraben free, cruelty free, ISO certified and made in India and the products are reasonably priced.

Xoxo
Aditi..

13/01/2021

Deyga Foot Care Kit to make your tired feet, happy feet : Review

13.1.21 0 Comments
Our feet go through a lot on a daily basis. Unfortunately we don't think much of taking care of our feet till summer arrives and we want to flaunt are pair of heels.
Foot care for me extends beyond appearances and a fresh coat of nail paint. It should be a part of our overall health and hygiene.
Deyga organics comes to our rescue to achieve a healthy and happy feet.
Let's take a look at their foot care products:
FOOT CRYSTALS
๐ŸŸขIt consists of Himalayan pink salt, lime and peppermint
๐ŸŸขRelaxes the veins and improve the blood circulation
๐ŸŸขRemoves dry skin and makes the feet smooth
๐ŸŸขGive the luxurious pedicure experience
๐ŸŸขHas an amazingly refreshing peppermint fragrance
๐ŸŸขVery affordable

FOOT SCRUB
๐ŸŸขExfoliates skin and removes dead cells
๐ŸŸขKeeps the skin smooth and supple
๐ŸŸขRefreshes and relaxes tired feet
๐ŸŸขContains almond butter, spirulina, granulated sugar, virgin coconut oil, vitamin e oil and mint essential oil
๐ŸŸขLike is so much ๐Ÿ’š
FOOT BUTTER
๐ŸŸขIt is made up of coconut butter, extra virgin olive oil, vitamin e oil, beeswax and coconut oil
๐ŸŸขRich and buttery texture
๐ŸŸขVery smooth to apply
๐ŸŸขGets absorbed and keeps the forth hydrated
๐ŸŸขHas a yummy fragrance
๐ŸŸขHeals cracked heels and makes them soft
๐ŸŸขLove this product๐Ÿ’š

The products of Deyga Organics are cruelty free, they have no added preservatives, are hand made and they are made in India as well.

I totally loved the experience of using them and look forward to trying other products from them. It's an honest review and I highly highly recommend it.

XOXO
Aditi

06/01/2021

Skincare range from Mother Sparsh : Review

6.1.21 2 Comments


Hey my lovelies..๐Ÿ’ž

So, I received this generous hamper by Mother Sparsh a while back and have been using these products ever since. Here's my experience with the product so far:


ULTRARICH FACE WASH

Thick gel like consistency

Cleanses dirt and grime really well

Doesn't dry out my skin at all

It's smell reminds me of it's spice laden ayurvedic ingredient list

Has a cooling effect

Love it


ULTRA RICH FACE CREAM

Rich and thick texture

Spreads easily

Gets absorbed after a little massage

Has a woody fragrance of its ingredients like tejpatra, jaitun, dalchini etc.

Brightens up the skin

Keeps the skin hydrated

Really like it๐Ÿ’š


UNDER EYE GEL

Fine nozzle helps in accurate application

Comes in thick gel form

Spreads easily

Hydrates the under eye area

Has a very mild fragrance


BODY BUTTER

Rich and buttery texture

Very smooth to apply

Sinks into the skin and keeps it hydrated

Smells so good that you'd want to eat it :D

Works very well on dry skin

the hydration and fragrance stays on for a long time


OATMEAL AND HONEY FACE MASK

Spreads easily

Gives a tingling sensation

Has a cooling effect

Oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties while honey is great for skin brightening and lightening the pigmentation


I highly recommend all these products after using them for a while. My skin totally loved and enjoyed them ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š


You can use the coupon code NEW10 to avail 10% discount on all Feminine Skin Care products from 

https://mothersparsh.com/collections/skin


XOXO

Aditi



13/10/2020

Sugar Drop The Base Serum Foundation Review

13.10.20 3 Comments
I'm a foundation junkie and no matter what I wear I can never say it's my ride or die makeup base. I'm still on the hunt for a foundation that applies happily  on its own and doesn't need to be mixed with another potion to adjust shade, formula or coverage.
Heard a lot about this @trysugar Drop the base serum foundation when it was launched but I already had a beaming stash to finish off back then, so I decided to give it some time (although all in vain..I still have a beaming stash ๐Ÿ˜)
With festivities knocking at the door, we can't deny  even the pandemic isn't letting our spirits die down!!
Foundation, as the very name suggests is the very base of our makeup and here's a quick review of @trysugar ๐ƒ๐‘๐Ž๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐€๐’๐„ ๐’๐„๐‘๐”๐Œ ๐…๐Ž๐”๐๐ƒ๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ in the shade Cortado for you all to help get that even tone and glowy look this #pujo

☑️ Quite runny in texture
☑️ Blends beautifully
☑️ Medium to almost full coverage
☑️ Velvety/satiny formula
☑️ Photographs EXTREMELY well
❎ Quantity is 20 ml which is less than regular foundations that are generally 30ml
❎ Looks best when freshly applied
❎ Be careful while using a sponge/beauty blender since it might absorb a lot given it's runny formula

That's all folks!! Cyaa soon!!

xoxo
Aditi..

08/12/2019

PALMER'S Skin Success Anti-Dark Spot Fade Cream : Review !

8.12.19 4 Comments
Hey My Lovelies!!

Hope the nip in the air is treating you pretty. It's not WINTER winter here in Bangalore per se but we are surely enjoying our blankets and coffees more lately.

I'm up with a quick review of the  PALMER'S SKIN SUCCESS FADE CREAM.

I landed upon this product while searching for depigmentation creams that really work on lightening the marks and scars. And here is how I liked it....






Price/Quantity: INR 550/75gm

My Take:

  • Palmer's Skin Success Fade Cream comes in a heavy glass jar. Now, I'd choose glass over plastic any given day but it definitely makes it tough to carry along while travelling.
  • Dipping fingers in the tub is no one's hobby so that's a con and I use Q-tips to extract the product out.
  • The cream itself is quite thick in consistency due to which it is difficult to blend it. It gets absorbed even before one massages it.
  • In the first few seconds or maybe minutes of application, it gives a tingling/itchy sensation which I'm guessing it's because of the presence of retinol.
  • It says it can be worn under makeup.
  • It contains Sunscreen (though there is no mention of SPF)
  • The smell though not over-powering, isn't pleasant either.
  •  I prefer moisturizers that glide on my skin and make it smooth but this though gets absorbed, it leaves a weird 'sitting on your skin' kinda feel. But again, this is for spot treatment and I'm still wondering how is the internet flooded with reviews of it as an overall face moisturizer with depigmentation qualities.
  • It is best to use it at night because if you sweat wearing this on, it will form a white film on the skin surface that doesn't look best.
  • It is available on Amazon, Flipkart, Nykaa etc.
  • I've tried applying it on my spots for a month to see the progress and I can say that it did not miraculously make the spots vanish. They have faded very slightly, maybe the difference is slight enough to get noticed by me only. Having said that I'm hopeful it'll give better results if given more time.



That's all folks!
Hope this helps!

XOXO
Aditi..

13/05/2019

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Poliosh in Daisy Blue: Review, Price and NOTD

13.5.19 3 Comments
Totally in the blue phase these days.. so much so that I even bought blue curtains for the summer.  Wherever I go these days, my eyes are just looking for hues from navy blue to powder blue to even periwinkles. Anyway...jumping straight into the review...
Following my heart I bought this DAISY BLUE nail paint from Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist range although I noticed later I had same shade from another brand already in my nail polish collection. Meh!

  Price/Quantity : 300/ 15 ml




 My Quick 2 Cents:
  • The shade is a beautiful sky blue..perfect for summer! 
  • Brush is broad and fluffy.
  • Quite a lot of quantity.
  • Dries up fast thus saving the smudge.
  • Gives a glossy finish.
  • Stayed chip free for more than a week.
  • Is available at 20-30% discount on some or the other online shopping portal all the time.
Over All Thoughts
It gets a 5 on 5 from me!

xoxo
Aditi

11/05/2019

Heng Fang Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow: Review, Price, FOTD and where to buy from!

11.5.19 9 Comments
To begin with, I've been wanting to try shimmery liquid eye shadows for the longest time now. Like everyone else, even I was eyeing the gorgeous Stila glitter and glow liquid eyeshadows but then while browsing on Instagram I chanced upon these beauties on some random makeup seller's page. The swatches were so endearing that I couldn't help but look for it. I checked on Amazon and it was being sold for 720/- a piece. Then I checked it on Ali Express and it was being sold for 125/- bucks mann!! 
(is their any other business that has a bigger margin?)
I bought just one shade of it to see it's quality and pigmentation and let's see what I found out.

 Packaging:

The packaging is to die for. It's definitely inspired by Stila. The eyeshadow bottle is square, clean, rosegold and classy. The applicator is designed in such a way that applying it over a cut crease isn't difficult. It has its shade number at the bottom of it. All the details are given on the outer carton in their native language
 (made in China offcourse) which was of no use to me unfortunately.

Shade:
Heng Fang Liquid eyeshadows come in a bunch of shades. They don't have names but numbers. The one I have is Shade no. #05. They market it as gold but it's actually a champagne colour as it doesn't have much yellow to it. I totally love the shade. It is very versatility and looks gorgeous as a topper over any colour of eyeshadow. 

My Take:


  • Dupe of Sleek Glitter and Glow liquid eyeshadows.
  • Classy Packaging
  • Good pigmentation
  • The shade 05 is very versatile and wearable at the same time.
  • Super affordable
  • Doesn't need an eyeshadow underneath.
  • Non- gritty
  • Avoid rubbing eyelids, it will come off.
  • Wait for it to dry before batting eyelids.
  • All the product details are written in Mandarin, so if you're someone who doesn't want to risk it before personally knowing the ingredient list and other deets...skip it!
  • Comes in many other shades and I am looking forward to trying the rest too.
Those were my two cents on the Heng Fang Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow. Hope you guys liked it. 


xoxo
Aditi



10/04/2019

Focallure Limited Edition Twilight Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Swatches, Price and FOTD

10.4.19 5 Comments



After getting my hands on the Beauty Glazed Mars Palette which was last reviewed on my blog, I was excited to try more such palettes. So I did a bit of research on the gram and google offcourse and landed on this Focallure Twilight Palette which is a limited edition. This is my first purchase from this brand although I had heard about it earlier.

Price : INR 574/- (from Ali Express)
The same is being sold anywhere from 1000 - 1600 by instagram sellers!

Ingredient List: 
  
Packaging:

The packaging is sturdy with a huge mirror. It houses 18 square pans of matte and foil eyeshadows. It has a magnetic closure and is very travel friendly.


Shades/Texture/Pigmentation:


  • Naked- Cool-toned off white/ matte/ not pigmented
  • Camel- Warm-toned beige/ matte/ not pigmented
  • Tangerine- Terracotta/ matte/ pigmentation is okay
  • Amber- Deep terracotta with brown undertones/ matte/ well-pigmented
  • Needfire- Warm toned copper/ foil finish/ well pigmented
  • Tiramisu- Warm-toned deep brown / matte/ well pigmentation
  • The Palace- BEAUTIFUL Gold with lemon undertones/ foil finish/ well pigmentation
  • Sun Ray- Bronze/ foil finish/ good pigmentation
  • Summon- Duo-chrome,it appears green on the pan but comes out as brown with purple glitter on the swatch/ foil finish/ good pigmentation.
  • Byzantine- It is a UNIQUE shade,a periwinkle with purple glitters/ beautiful shimmer finish/ decent pigmentation.
  • Twilight Lavender- Purplish maroon/ satin finish/ Most pigmented in the whole palette
  • Magic- Dark brown/ matte/ Okayish pigmentation
  • Copper Rose- It appears brownish grey in the pan but comes out as warm toned chocolate/ satin finish/ well pigmented.
  • Sunrise- Trues warm-toned copper shade/ foil finish/ bomb pigmentation
  • Party- Brown with gold specks/ foil finish/ good pigmentation
  • Ruby- Coralish Red/ satin finish/ good pigmentation
  • Rose Vale- Berry-toned rose/ matte/ okay pigmentation
  • Chili- Dark grey almost leaning to black/ matte/ bad pigmentation
Looks Created Using Focallure Twilight Palette
Rather than one, I've tried to create three different looks from this palette to give a better idea to you lovelies. While one is an everyday warm toned matte eyelook, the other two are shimmery party eyelooks.
Hope you all will like them!



 My Take
  • The palette shows ingredient list.
  • It is cruelty free.
  • The foil shadows are nicely pigmented.
  • Few matte shades are packed with pigments too.
  • Matte shadows have fall-out issues. 
  • Periwinkle, one of the most beautiful and unique eyeshadow of this palette just refuses to pack o the lid easily.
  • The two dark shades (Magic and Chili) are poorly pigmented. These kind of shadows are importatnt in any palette for intensifying an eyelook or for the smokey eye. But they are dud here.
  • Although the palette has 18 eyeshadows, it majorly lacks a good highlighting shade for the brow bone and the inner corners.
Over All Thoughts
Focallure Twilight 18 eyeshadow palette was another ali express makeup find after the Beauty Glazed Mars palette. Honestly speaking I was a little skeptical about Ali express beauty products and how would they fair on my skin. But having seen them so much on the instagram and reading reviews of them nationally and internationally, I gathered courage to dive in. So far both the palettes have faired well, they have provided ingredient list
Given the price of the palette and the fabulous packaging, one can really not complain much. It has a beautiful amalgamation of matte, satin and foil shadows. The palette has it's own hits and misses. While few eyeshadows are bomb and instant love, the one's required to smoke out are pretty dud.
All in all, this is a good palette for beginners and for foil shadow enthusiasts. You might need a good matte black and a highlighting eyeshadow separately to create or complete your looks.

xoxo
Aditi





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