24 Oct 2016

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Get your favourite memories Canvased by a Champ

Marriage is one of the best things to have happened to me in the past few years. I have always been a believer in the institution of marriage, moreover getting married to the man of my dreams has strengthened my belief. I vividly remember my marriage day wherein instead of behaving like a coy bride I was nicely smiling to everyone and posing for photographs. Imagine a person who hates getting clicked, poses with ease on her D-Day (LOL that's me 😁).

I had always been clear of wearing a red saree for my wedding because other times I will be very shy to sport the colour. Post my marriage, I kept on nudging my husband to get our marriage picture framed. Every time I reminded him, he agreed and eventually forgot. So after a long wait of 4 years, my dream has been finally canvased and framed. Courtesy Canvas Champ

We often take pictures to cherish the best moments of our life. Some pictures end up being framed , some pictures are made into an album, some end up getting saved into the laptop, digital camera, phone. Why so?!!! Because we want to treasure all our special moments but not all hold the same place in our hearts. Some moments are extra special, the moments which are life changing, the moments which make us nostalgic, the moments which make us what we are today 😊😊😊.

Canvas Champ just makes this possible with their high quality canvas prints at a very affordable rate. Moreover my order was processed and couriered in flat 4 days. I had placed an order on 20th October and i received my order on 24th October. The canvas print reached me nicely wrapped in a cardboard box. The frame had a double enamel coating on it to prevent damage to the canvas. Overall am quite happy with the canvas print which cost 576 INR with free shipping. My canvas print size is 12" X 8". The canvas is made up of soft cotton material. My canvas print already has a hook do that i can hang it easily. Now the big question why Canvas Champ??

Why Canvas Champ?
  • We are one of the largest printing houses, and have been around for more than 20 years. 
  • We offer the best quality at guaranteed lowest prices.
  • Our ordering process is easy and convenient.
  • We provide free professional design and design proofs upon request.

How do they offer high quality, custom prints at an affordable price?
We are one of the largest wholesale printers in the industry. Higher volume allows us to get materials and supplies directly from the manufacturers at low price. Optimum utilization of printing in and outside India helps us keep our overhead cost low. We believe in passing these savings to our customer.

What sizes can we order?
Any size between 8" x 8" to 55" x 55". For additional sizes contact Canvas Champ team.

What is the difference between Rolled, Thin and Thick Gallery Wrap?
Rolled Canvas : They come printed as a canvas roll. They are not stretched or framed. That is the cheapest option for the order and can be used if you intend to frame your canvas by yourself.
Thin Wrap : They come with pre- stretched canvas on 0.75" thick wooden frames. They are useful if you want to use the canvas and get a customized frame on it . They have a thin , sleek and stunning look to it . They come ready to hang.
Thick Wrap : They come with pre-stretched canvas on 1.5" thick wooden frames . They are the ideal choice if you want to put them up on its own. The thick edges give it a very contemporary and professional look to the canvas . They come ready to hang.

I would highly suggest you to visit the website once and try for yourself to get your favourite memories Canvased by the Champ. Whenever I shift to my dream home I am surely going to order some canvas prints of my favourite memories.

NB - canvas print was offered for free in exchange of honest review.
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21 Oct 2016

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Ethicare Remedies Nutraclin Neutral pH Cleanser Review

Bodywashes come in handy especially during travelling. I love using handmade soaps as well as trying out new bodywashes. Today's review is about Ethicare Remedies Nutraclin bodywash.

Brand claims
Experience the premium, gentle and soap free bath. Recommended by most of the dermatologists. Every skin requires cleansing each day to remove debris (sweat dirt and bacteria). This serves to condition skin balance. Neutral pH in Nutraclin body wash suits the acid mantle of the skin. Moisturizers in Nutraclin body wash keep your skin hydrated all day long. Special formulation of Nutraclin body wash does not clog the skin pores, helping your skin to remain healthy, silky and hydrated all the time. To get the best result, use Nutraclin body wash regularly.

Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Aloe vera, Jojoba oil, SLS, SLES, Fragrance

My Experience
As seen in the pictures the bodywash is packaged in a flat bottle with a flip top cap. The shape of the bottle makes it travel friendly. The cap fits tightly and is leakproof.

Now coming to the colour and fragrance of the bodywash, the bodywash is colourless and the fragrance is aqua means a little minty sort. The fragrance is very soothing and not so lingering. The bodywash is a bit thick in consistency which makes it a little bit difficult to dispense from the bottle.

The bodywash lathers quite well and forms a bubbly foam. The bodywash cleanses the skin thoroughly and makes it clean and fresh. However it does take time to get washed off. The bodywash has SLS and SLES. Sometimes when we use hotwater bath it tends to dry out the skin. Else with lukewarm water it doesn't dry out the skin.

The In
  • Cleanses the skin thoroughly
  • Great fragrance
  • Makes the skin feel fresh
  • Contains Coconut Oil, Aloe vera, Jojoba oil
  • Budget friendly
  • Maintains the pH balance of the skin

The Out
  • Contains SLS, SLES, fragrance
  • Dries out the skin a bit

Price, Shelf life and availability - 199 INR for 200ml with a shelf life of . Available here

Overall a good option to try out as a bodywash. But if you are into SLS, SLES free bodywashes then this surely isn't the bodywash. Moreover it also contains fragrance which is best avoided for the skin.
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20 Oct 2016

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Guler Apple Lemon Handmade Soap Review

I am into handmade soaps and am proud to say that I switched very early. Handmade soaps don't strip the oils from our skin and hence make us skip lotions (not entirely) and the ingredients used are also beneficial for the skin. Commercial soaps are bygones be bygones for me now :)

Let's head onto the review of one such handmade soap from Aster Luxury. The soap variant is Apple Lemon which is very uncommon combination. The soap doesn't claim to do anything hence Brand claims section is missing in the post.

Ingredients - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Castor Oil, Myristic Acid, Cocoamido, Propyl Betaine, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Apple Lemon Fragrance

My experience
The soap is packaged in a simple transparent packaging with the brand name and variant name at front. At the backside the ingredients, packaging details, price and shelf life are mentioned.
Coming to the appearance, the soap is milky white in colour and rectangular. The fragrance is fruity, tangy, appely in nature. The fragrance is a bit strong, rather too strong. I personally prefer mild fragance in everything regarding bath and body, be it of any kind then. The fragance doesn't linger though post shower and that's a good thing for me.

The soap lathers quite well and gets washed off easily. The lather is quite frothy and I like this kind of frothy foam as compared to the bubbly ones. The soap cleanses quite well and makes the skin feel fresh and clean. It removes the excess oil without drying which is a good thing. I apply oil to my hair all day long so my neck becomes a bit oily (yucky).

Overall the soap is a good option to try out if you are into handmade soaps. Although I have a complaint regarding the fragrance which is a bit strong and I cannot stand it as I have a picky nose. Also soap needs to be dried thoroughly before storage.

The In
  • Contains Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil
  • Doesn't strip natural oil from body
  • Lathers quite well
  • Foams well and makes frothy foam
  • Cleanses the skin well
  • Makes the skin fresh and clean 
  • Gets washed off easily
  • Doesn't contain harmful fillers

The Out
  • A bit strong fragrance

Price, shelf life and availability - 60 INR for 75 grams with a shelf life of 2 years. Available here

If you are into handmade soaps and love experimenting then you should try this uncommon variant of Apple and Lemon. I personally loved the soap for it's efficiency sans the fragrance. I personally don't like strong fragrance but that may not be a problem with you. Overall a good option to try out for handmade soap lovers.
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17 Oct 2016

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Unboxing The Nature's Co BeautyWish Box August 2016

You all might be thinking whether it's August or October? Why so late in posting the Unboxing post? Yes, many questions and am here to answer all of them. I recently won The Nature's Co August 2016 Beauty Wish Box in a giveaway on pratsmusings.com. I just entered for fun as I regularly follow the blog and Woohoo I won :D.

Now coming to the contents of the Beauty Wish Box, this box is their earlier version wherein we get one full sized product and 5 sample sized products. No wonder the theme being festive special it was packaged in this beautiful ethnic style bag.

The contents
  • Multi vitamin facial massage cream
  • Bearberry Liquorice Whitening Cream
  • Jasmine bodywash 
  • Jasmine Body Lotion 
  • Rosemary Hibiscus Hair Mask
  • Orange lip butter

Multi vitamin facial massage cream
It helps do away with dead skin while keeping the skin soft, supple and firm. Enriched with natural oils, vitamins and butters, it helps enhance blood circulation in your face and restore freshness by lightening dark spots and reversing signs of ageing.

Bearberry Liquorice Whitening Cream
Brighten your skin the natural way with this cream. Bearberry being a natural and highly effective skin lightener which brightens your face, while Liquorice will reduce the discoloration and pigmentation. At the same time, get deep down moisturizing for a lighter, smoother and more radiant face.

Jasmine Body Wash
Refresh your body and soul with our enchanting affection of Jasmine Body Wash. It's soothing and calming properties protect your skin from rashes and irritations,  improve your skin tone and increases it's elasticity giving you a healthier skin.

Jasmine Body Lotion
It's rich and sweet floral fragrance works magic on your mood. It's soothing and calming properties work wonders on your skin tone, elasticity and also heals wounds, rashes and skin irritations giving you a a healthy, brighter skin.

Rosemary Hibiscus Hair Mask
This mask will help you fix up those festive wear and tear and make your hair absolutely super shiny. It also stimulates hair follicles, prevents hair loss, premature graying and dandruff.

Orange lip butter
This lip butter will moisturize and hydrate your lips all day along.

Overall it is a good option to try out samples products before going for full sized product. This bag has a wide range ranging from lip to massage cream. Since this box I had won in a giveaway I am very happy with the subscription box.
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13 Oct 2016

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Natural Bath and Body French Red Clay Review

Natural Bath and Body has some gem products. I have seen my fellow bloggers Dona, Shwetali and Dipti rave about this product. Dona always stocks up on this product. As of Shwetali and Dipti they have tried it for first time and liked the product. I thought of giving it a try when I glanced upon it, on Aplava.com and so I ordered it, you can check my Aplava shopping haul here. Let's dig into the review to see whether the product lives upto it's claims or not.
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10 Oct 2016


Skincare Villa Pre-Diwali Festive Giveaway of Maybelline goodies

I had always wanted to host a giveaway for festive season so that one of you enjoy the goodies during the festive season. A brand had sent me Maybelline goodies as a token of goodwill of collaboration. However I don't use lipstick, eyeshadow et al. So I thought of hosting a giveaway for you all.

Skincare Villa family has grown over the time, especially on Facebook, it will soon hit 1.5K now. So here we are with a giveaway wherein one of you will win Maybelline goodies worth 1.2K INR (approx). 

Gals after going through around 2k entries the winner has been finally announced.

The winner is Kavita Nayak 😊😊😊

  1. Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick - 299 INR
  2. Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara - 375 INR
  3. Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow Quad - 495 INR

Spread the word and let your friends also join in!!

Read the rules in RaffleCopter and fill them.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions

  1. Entries via RaffleCopter will only be counted.
  2. Giveaway open for Indian residents only
  3. Giveaway is not sponsored by Maybelline nor any other brand
  4. No personal messages, DM during giveaway or after giveaway
  5. Winner selection will be final by me. Please don't tell me to choose you.
  6. Courier will be sent by me and in case of loss or damage during the transit I won't be held responsible and won't be able to send it again.
  7. Winner should contact within 48 hours to claim the goodies else a new winner will be chosen
Hope you enjoy the giveaway as well as the festive season. Goodluck to all.
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