30 Sep 2015

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Three moisturizing lotions which never failed for me

Today am going to talk about the three moisturizing lotions which have never failed for me and probably will never fail for you.

I have dry and rough hand and feet skin. I can never ever miss going out without applying lotion to my hands and feet. I tend to be lazy when it comes to applying lotions at night before sleep. So let us come to the point and talk about the three lotions.

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25 Sep 2015

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Fuschia Cherry Caramel Lip Balm - Review

Hi folks,

How's the weather treating you? Here it's hot in Bangalore. Today am with a review of Fuschia cheery caramel lip balm. I know am late on this review, but then I just wanted to share my review and tell you all how great the lip balm. Let's get started with the review before I start raving about the product here itself.

Brand claims
Infused with 100% vegetarian and natural ingredients
Shea butter and kokum butter blended with vitamin E provide extra smoothness, moisture and antioxidants
Soothing and subtle fragrance of natural oils.
Formulated to rejuvenate and keep your lips supple.
Free of parabens, petroleum base, artificial tints and synthetic perfumes.

Beeswax, Shea butter, Kokum butter, Castor oil, Jojoba oil, Sesame seed oil, Olive oil, Olivem 900, Caramel flavour, Burnt cane sugar.

My experience
First and foremost the aroma of the lip balm is like a caramel candy or caramel chocolate. The lip balm comes in a small tub sort of package which is very nice and sturdy. The ingredients list and other details regarding the lip balm are accompanied by a small printed paper note (very cute I feel).

The texture of the lip balm is non greasy and creamy. Though colour is visible in tub it's actually translucent in nature and melts when kept on hand for some time. It is very moisturising lip balm and a very small quantity is enough for lips. If you have severe chapped lips or you are using it in winters then overnight application is recommended.
After I applied the lip balm I dint feel the need to apply it for two days as it kept my lips hydrated (I didn't apply lipstick during these 2 days). Some may find the need to use it daily.

The In
  • Very hydrating and moisturizing for lips.
  • Contains beeswax and natural ingredients
  • Translucent so can be blended with lipstick of your choice to give it a tint.
  • Sturdy tub packaging
  • Less quantity is required so goes a long way
  • Travel friendly package due to sturdy and small tub.
The Out
  • Little bit pricey (only little bit)
Price - 225 INR for 8 gms

Shelf life - 30 months from date of manufacture.

Availability - Available on Vkare website as well as major shopping portals.

Overall thoughts
It a really nice lip balm for moisturising the lips especially in winters. It can be blended with lipstick for a tinted effect. Sturdy tub makes it travel friendly and doesn't crack on dropping (accidentally dropped a few times). The product does what it claims and has no false pretence.

A big YES!!!!

Totally totally totally recommended!!!

Tell me if have tried any handmade lip balms or the one which I have reviewed?!
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20 Sep 2015

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Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash Review

Hiya folks,

Today am reviewing Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash. Read on to know more about the product which claims to keep acne in check.

About Plum
Plum is a Fresh, Modern, Nature loving beauty solutions focused on restoring and maintaining your skin as nature made it to be. Inspired by global practices in safety and product efficacy. Plum is against animal testing and doesn't make and will never make fairness creams. Plum respects diversity and considers naturally healthy skin as most beautiful.

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17 Sep 2015

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Plum Green Tea alcohol-free toner Review

We all know green tea is a great antioxidant. So imagine a toner with green tea extracts. Today I will be reviewing a product which gives the benefits of green tea extract, that is Plum Green Tea alcohol-free toner. Read on to know whether the product is effective or not!

About Plum
Plum is a Fresh, Modern, Nature loving beauty solutions focused on restoring and maintaining your skin as nature made it to be. Inspired by global practices in safety and product efficacy. Plum is against animal testing and doesn't make and will never make fairness creams. Plum respects diversity and considers naturally healthy skin as most beautiful.

Brand claims
Best selling alcohol-free toner astringent toner. Make this an essential part of your skin care refiner for clear, smooth, well toned skin.

Directions for use
Take a little toner on cotton and dab on face. Do not rub.

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf extracts, Phenoxyethanol, Glycolic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, FDA approved colours and fragrances.

My experience
This is the first time am using alcohol free toner!! I used it after I cleaned my face with a cleansing milk. I took a little amount of toner and dabbed all over my face. The toner is transparent in colour with a strong smell of green tea and added fragrances.
The toner comes with a press button cap and dispenses a little extra toner if the bottle is tilted more. My skin felt instantly fresh after the use and experienced a little tingling sensation. This may be become of tightening of the pores. The fragrance is the only thing which I didn't like about the toner. It's a little strong and lingered for around one and half hour after use. Other than this I find the product very very great.

The In
  • Contains green tea which is antioxidant rich
  • Doesn't dry out the skin
  • Helps in reducing the pore size
  • Doesn't contain parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates, SLS, DEA and PABA
  • Cleans the residue of cleaning milk
  • Press to open cap
  • Travel friendly packaging

The Out
  • I personally didn't like the fragrance, for others this may not be a problem.

Price - 380 INR for 200 ml

Shelf life - 2 years from date of manufacture

Availability - available online at Plum website. Products are also available on Flipkart and Amazon.

Overall thoughts
The toner does an excellent job in tightening of the pores. It has reduced the size of my pores after multiple usage of the product. Moreover it comes with the goodness of green tea, a great antioxidant. Overall the toner is really great, just sans the fragrance (for me that was the problem)

Repurchase and Recommend - YES!!!

NB- Product sent by brand for review. Honest review.
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15 Sep 2015


Tattva gift sets giveaway - 2 winners

Heya folks,

Te giveaway rendezvous is continuing at Golden Rim with yet another giveaway. This giveaway is sponsored by Tattva, a brand which makes natural, handmade beauty products. 2 winners will win the soap gift sets worth 725 INR each!!. To enter the giveaway follow the Rafflecopter widget. Please read the terms and conditions before taking part.

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12 Sep 2015

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Omved deep facial cleanser - Review

Hiya folks,

Today I will be reviewing a natural beauty product which is free from chemicals and smells like a typical ayurvedic product.

About Omved
Omved is a brand which makes safe and gentle to use beauty products. The products are vegan, not tested on animals, organic and biodegradable.

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10 Sep 2015

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Pond's white beauty Pearl Cleansing Gel - Review

Hi girls,

I just grabbed the product from a local store just because of the cute pink packaging. I have always been a fan of Ponds products especially the cold cream and body lotion. I am not very fond of the products that claim to give fairness as I believe true beauty is not measured by the skin colour. Enough of philosophy now, read on to know more about the product review.

Brand claims
A burst of fairness and freshness from Pearl Cleansing Gel by Ponds white beauty.
Infused with Pearl Essence known to give glowing, fair skin.
Oxy-Gel Formula- Refreshing foamy lather that effectively removes oil and dirt from deep down without making the skin feel dry.

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5 Sep 2015

Posts I loved writing in 6 months of blogging

Let me start writing this post by giving credit to the inspiration behind this post. I was inspired by Nisha Mishra Singh of The Pinktrends when I read her blog post after she completed 6 months of blogging.

All bloggers would agree with me that some posts have a special place in our heart. So today after completing 6 months of (regular) blogging I decided to list some posts which I loved writing. These posts also received many page views as compared to other posts.
Read on if you have missed reading any of these posts.

Chocolate toast
I was bored of regular bread, butter and jam which I usually make when am in a hurry or short of time for breakfast. So I remembered this recipe from an eatery and quickly made it. I am amazed at the way it tastes.

Chocolate Coffee
Being a tea lover I usually don't drink coffee. So I thought of making cold coffee and didn't have chocolate sauce with me. So I just put grated chocolate over the chilled coffee and boom a recipe was born :D

DIY satin lace flowers
I learned making these flowers in school and thought of putting it.up simply for fun. I hadn't imagined these flowers would inspire many of my blog posts.

Gift ideas for husband
Initially I had thought of making a list of 5-7 gift ideas but came up with 10 ideas. I had written this post to help girls find gift ideas as its hard finding a gift for men. 

Letter to my lover
I am astonished as to how I have written this post. I specially write like the last two paras.

So these are the posts which have a special place in my heart. I may start this as a series of blog posts as and when years and months pass by.

Do you also like these blog posts?!
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1 Sep 2015

SaND for Soapaholics giveaway (Winner announced)

Hiya folks,

We have a sponsored giveaway by SaND for Soapaholics. SaND for Soapaholics is a brand which makes natural and handmade beauty products. One winner will win the hamper shown in the pic below. To enter the giveaway follow the Rafflecopter rules. Please read the terms and conditions before taking part.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Winner is priyanka (also see the widget)
Email me on juery.sonali@gmail.com within 48 hours of announcement

Terms and conditions-

- 1 winner will win SaND for Soapaholics shampoo scone and Hair and glory conditioner.

-Winner will be selected randomly.

- Winner should contact within 48 hours to claim the hamper otherwise another winner will be chosen.

- This is a sponsored giveaway and am responsible only for holding the giveaway. HAMPER will be sent by SaND for Soapaholics team and not me.

- Giveaway is open to Indian residents with a valid Indian postal address.

So what are you waiting for, take part in the giveaway and stand a chance to win this awesome hamper from SaND for Soapaholics. You never know, you might be the lucky one to win the hamper.

Good luck everyone :)

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