30 Jun 2016

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Ethicare Remedies Fclin Shampoo Review

I have very dry hair and no matter what I do they don't look and feel managebale. Last time I reviewed the Trichoz intensive hair serum from Ethicare Remedies and now we will check the review of Fclin shampoo.


Brand claims and Ingredients

My experience
The packaging is usual tube packaging with a flip cap which is quite okay as to prevent spillage. The shampoo is transparent in colour and has a mild coconut fragrance. I have used the shampoo for around 4-5 times till now and am ready to post the review.

I sometimes forget to oil my hair before washing them. But I never ever apply shampoo directly on my hair or scalp, I dilute it in water and then apply. First time when I used this shampoo I used more in quantity than normal due to the transparent nature of the shampoo. After first use hair were clean, not excessively dry and smelled nice all day long. The fragrance is not very strong and non lingering as well as non bothering. I prefer such types of fragrances. The fragrance was totally nil the next day.

Post 3 washes my hair is manageable as well as my dandruff has reduced to a little extent. The shampoo doesn't claim to reduce dandruff, but it is aimed at follicles' unclogging. Since I rarely use serums, lotions on my hair I don't think my hair follicle is actually clogged. But it may be clogged due to hard water and other shampoos which I keep on trying ;)



The shampoo is SLES free formula and I think some other coconut derivative is used as a foaming agent or else the Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate listed in ingredients. The shampoo doesn't dry out my hair and for non oily hair one usage and for oily hair two usages are enough to clean the hair, considering the fact that I have thick, medium length hair. Overall I liked the shampoo due to its SLES free, Paraben free formula and mild fragance. It is not harsh and hair don't become excessively dry even if you don't oil your hair.

The In
  • Paraben free, SLES free, Phthalates free
  • Nice coconut fragrance 
  • Non lingering, non bothering fragrance 
  • Doesn't dry out the hair 
  • Little quantity is required for every use
  • Makes hair manageable with regular usage

The Out
  • Didn't find hair regrowth claims true
  • The split ends claim also doesn't seem true

Price, shelf life and availability - 160 INR for 100 ml with a shelf life of 2 years. Available on Ethicare Remedies website

Recommendation
I would recommend this shampoo for making hair more manageable and for SLES, Paraben and phthalates free formula. Moreover the fragance is not lingering which is a pro for me. Highly recommended if you are in for a change as well as have clogged follicles. However I cannot tell how to know clogged hair follicles :D

NB - Product sent by brand for review. Honest review.
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27 Jun 2016

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5 Best Body Lotions

Body lotions are used to prevent premature ageing and drying of the skin. Our hands which perform tons of work in our lives and tend to get drier day by day due to constant contact with water. Similarly our feet are the most ignored and least taken care of. It is very important to moisturise the face but we should not forget to do the same with our body. Today I have collaborated with Shwetali from Not So Hard To be Pretty and Dipti from Gorgeously Flawed for this post. They have written posts for 5 Best Body Butters and 5 Best Body Scrubs, so check their posts as well.


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24 Jun 2016

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Ethicare Remedies Epi Plus Lotion Review

I like cleansers which are mild in nature yet effective in cleansing. I have hardly used SLES/ SLS free products. However we all are so used to foaming thing that a product feels incomplete without foam especially the facewashes. Today's review is about one such cleanser. Let's see the review of Ethicare Remedies Epiplus Lotion. Unlike the name this product is cleanser for sensitive skin.

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22 Jun 2016

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5 Best Face Cleansers For Oily Acne Prone Skin

Skin cleansers also known as face washes are categorised as basic skincare products. Choosing the right facewash according to your skin type goes a long way in benefiting the skin.

Today Skincare Villa brings to you a list of top 5 skin cleansers for oily skin. I have collaborated with Shwetali from Not So Hard To be Pretty has compiled 5 Best Face Scrubs For Oily Acne Prone Skin and Dipti has compiled a list of 5 Best Face Packs For Oily Acne Prone Skin. Do checkout there posts as well.

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20 Jun 2016

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Ethicare Remedies Trichoz Intensive Hair Serum Review

Please raise your hands if you have dry, frizzy hair? I have very very dry hair. Everytime I see someone with nice, soft, silky hair I feel 'Kaash mere Baal bhi aise hote!'. You might be thinking why so drama today :D. Today's review is about Trichoz hair serum from Ethicare Remedies. Let's see how this helps for dry, frizzy hair.

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19 Jun 2016

17 Jun 2016

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Organic Harvest Monsoon Suncreen Review

We tend to skip sunscreen in the monsoons. I usually forget sunscreen all year around which is another story. Today's review is about Organic Harvest sunscreen especially designed for the monsoon season. Let's head on to the review without wasting much time.

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15 Jun 2016

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Ethicare Remedies Ethiglo Face Wash Review

I have earlier reviewed a couple of Ethicare Remedies on the blog when the team sent me a summer kit for review. Today's review is a part of another kit which the brand sent me. Let's see the review of Ethiglo Face Wash today.



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13 Jun 2016

8 Jun 2016

Schedule, Promote, and Analyze on Pinterest Like a Pro with Viralwoot

Automation, in any field, has helped mankind save their precious time and use it in a fruitful way. Today we will be discussing automation on social media and Pinterest in particualr. With so many brands and bloggers coming up recently, we just cannot ignore the power of automation, especially in this fast paced life. With social medias becoming a boon to marketers, brands and bloggers for promotions, social media posts are being automated to utilize time in a more fruitful manner than logging in to every social media and udpdating the status. This not only saves times but also marks regular social media presence.

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7 Jun 2016

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Ida Naturals small haul

Do you all remember I had posted a picture on Instagram of Ida Naturals haul? Nope, I don't expect you all to remember because it has been such a long time since I bought the goodies from Ida Naturals. Ida Naturals is a Bangalore based organic and chemical free skincare brand by Priya Iyer. If you know me well or have read somewhere you might know that I prefer shopping offline and COD is my favourite mode of payment.

Didn't like background so clicked another pic 

Bad lighting, blame Bangalore weather :(

I had contacted Ida Naturals way back in April, but at that time they didn't have COD option. I waited around one week and Priya informed me that COD was available. Since I was running out of my lip balm stock after emptying Fuschia lip balm I thought of ordering the lip balm.
After going through Ida Naturals Facebook page I got to know that Ida Naturals Choco Mint Lip Butter is their top selling item. So into the cart. Then the Anise Clove lip Revive caught my attention. So that too into the cart. Since this was the first time I was ordering with them that all what I wanted.

So what all I bought was (yes that tiny haul)
Ida Naturals Choco Mint Lip Butter
Ida Naturals Anise Clove lip Revive


But my wishlist included Coffee Sugar Body Scrub and a few body butters. Priya asked me whether this is all I wanted and I told her about my wishlist. She happily sent me Coffee Sugar Body Scrub as a freebie :). Imagine a goodie worth 300 INR free on an order of 330 INR :).

Order email 

My order arrived the same day since I too stay in Bangalore. Due to COD option the shipping and COD charge was added to my order.

I am totally in love with the goodies I ordered and am going to order more in future. The lip butter is amazing with a cooling sensation and lip revive does an amazing job of actually reviving the lips. Full review of all the products will be posted soon :).

You can order Ida Naturals products via Facebook page or email. If you order via Facebook page (like I did) you will receive an order email.

So that was all about my tiny toiny haul from Ida Naturals. What about you, do you also make a wishlist before buying something? Share with me below in comments section.
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6 Jun 2016

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Soap Factory soaps Review

Heya fellas,

Today we will be talking about Soap Factory soaps. No no they aren't made in factory but are handmade by Jayshree Rukhana. Let's head on to the review directly as the soaps don't have brands claims and Ingredients mention on the soaps.



My experience
Firstly I would like to tell that the soaps are made out of some cute shapes each being a different and unique. The soaps also have amazing citrusy flavours which is very summer appropriate. I have received 4 variants viz. Orange, Lime, Aqua and Rose (which you can easily guess by the colour of the soap). All the soaps have exotic citrusy fragrance which is a little bit strong. But they are very refreshing.

The soaps lather quite well and the foam is bubbly like normal soaps. The soaps cleanse quite well and leave the skin fragrant and fresh. The soaps are glycerin sort, means opaque in nature. So they lead to wastage when used under direct water stream. They also need to be thoroughly dried before storage so as to minimize the wastage.

The soaps have a very simple packaging which is a plastic sheet wrapped around. An outer cardboard packaging would be highly recommended to prevent any direct damage to the soap. Some may find the strong citrusy fragrance a bit bothering. Also they linger a lot in the bathroom as well. Overall if you love glycerin soaps with citrusy fruity fragrance then these soaps are highly recommended.

The In
Nice unique shape of each soap
Amazing citrusy, fruity fragrance
Effectively cleanses the skin
Foams quite well
Doesn't dry out my skin

The Out
Outer cardboard packaging would be preferable to prevent damage to the soap
No ingredients list mentioned

Price and shelf life and availability
Starts with 50 INR for a soap and shelf life not mentioned. Available  for orders via instagram.

Recommendation
If you are looking for some glycerin soaps with nice citrusy strong fragrances then soaps from Soap Factory are your go to options. They effectively cleanse as well as make the skin feel fresh and fragrant. Outer cardboard packaging, missing ingredients list are some things which need to be worked upon. Apart from that the soaps are value for money.
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5 Jun 2016

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SoapWorks India Milk & Honey Soap Review

Earlier I have reviewed an exotic variant of SoapWorks India Chocolate fudge soap. This one is a smiliar soap but a milk and honey variant. The soaps are very tempting but the thing which breaks the heart is their diminishing size with regular usage. Anyways let's head on to the review to see how the soap fares.




Brand Claims and Ingredients click here

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2 Jun 2016

My 5th Liebster Award

Starting off the June 2016 with another Liebster award. Yaayy!!! :) This is my Fifth Liebster award and am glad am here. Without wasting much time let's see who has nominated me and the questions posed. This time I was nominated by two co-bloggers Sangeeta and Neha. I am a regular reader of Sangeeta's blog whereas I read Neha's blog sometimes. 



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