11/04/2021

My shopping experience with Exclusive lane.com

11.4.21 0 Comments
Apart from being a makeup lover, I'm a huge fan of home decor too. Whenever I get a little time, I like to decorate my nest with beautifully hand crafted pieces. Earlier I used to love going to local markets in search of the hidden gems of home stuff but covid changed everything. With less social interactions and a general behaviour of avoiding crowd, I switched to online shopping for not just makeup and fashion but home decor too.
One such search lead me to exclusivelane.com and there was no looking back...!!!

Their website is a visual treat. It's very user friendly and even the elderlies and people who aren't very techno savvy can easily browse through it. 

The collection of hand crafted products they offer is droolworthy. Have a look at all the categories they cater to:

I ordered this beautiful lamp from them and I'm so happy to see that they deliver what they promise. 
Already a fan of their packaging.. We can't ignore the importance of secured packaging when one's ordering delicate/brittle pieces. Exclusive lane was smart enough to pack the lamp and shade separately and nicely. They made sure it reached me in fine condition.

Shopping with exclusive lane was a pleasurable experience and I can't wait to add more beauty to my house from their classy collection.

XOXO
Aditi

23/03/2021

91Ayurveda Red Onion Black Seed Hair Oil and Coffee Lip Balm: Review

23.3.21 0 Comments
Onion Black Seed Hair Oil
Hair can be called one of the most defining quality of a person. Healthy, beautiful hair always leaves a lasting impression but having thick, shiny hair need a lot of TLC. 
Your crowning glory needs more than just a celebrity advertised shampoo. 91Ayurveda has come to the rescue to solve multiple hair problems with their Red Onion Black Seed Hair Oil.

Ingredients:
Packaging:
It comes in a decent pump bottle making the application easy and mess free. The cap over it and shows that it is travel friendly too.

Price/ Quantity: INR 349/ 100ML

My Experience:
Hair oils were considered as century-old condition ers. They were known to repair weak and damage hair. Consistent application of hair oil is said to improve blood circulation and reduce hair fall.
91Ayurveda Red Onion Black Seed Hair Oil is a blend of 27 more essential oils and extracts. It has an amazing ingredients list that consists of of onion seed oil, black cumin seed oil, sunflower oil, Amla oil, sandalwood oil, almond oil, hibiscus oil etc.
What's even more interesting is that it contains no mineral oil, silicone or synthetic fragrance.
The thing I like most about this hair oil is that it is non sticky and non greasy. Also it does not smell of onions which makes it a Win-Win product.
I love it's cooling effect and the way it nourishes my hair. I highly recommend this Hair Oil blend.

Coffee Lip Balm
The coffee lip balm by 91 Ayurveda is full of good things to keep your dry and chapped lips hydrated and happy. It consists of cow ghee, coffee Oil,shea butter, almond oil, beeswax, coconut oil and other great ingredients. I have dry lips and it helps in keeping them moisturized.

The brand claims to be cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free, sulfate free and made in India.


XOXO
Aditi

07/02/2021

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

7.2.21 3 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 3 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 10 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:



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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 1 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 6 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 4 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 9 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

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