28 Mar 2017

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VLCC Diamond Facial Kit Review

Weekends call in for some pampering and I this weekend I just enjoyed a home facial with VLCC Diamond Facial Kit. I had never tried a proper facial at home apart from a facial massage with The Nature's Co Multi-Vitamin Facial Massage Cream. I experienced a relaxing me time while using the facial kit. Let's take a look at the contents and effects of the facial kit.

The Kit includes small pouches which are designed for one time usage. The kit comprises of the following

  1. Comfrey Cleanser cum toner 10g
  2. Diamond scrub 5g
  3. Diamond Detox lotion 5ml
  4. Diamond Massage Gel 10g
  5. Diamond Wash off Mask 10g
  6. Oil Free Moisturising Gel 10g

For each product mentioned in the above list it's to be used in the above given sequence starting from top. For each product the directions of usage as well as key ingredients are mentioned on the pouch itself. The outer cardboard packaging bears the detailed ingredients list of all the above products. Now let's get started with each product and it's function

Comfrey Cleanser cum toner (twist cap packaging)
The cleanser is to be massaged into the skin for a few minutes and then wiped off with moist cotton. The cleanser is of glue consistency and white in colour with thick and smooth texture. It gets absorbed in the skin instantly after massaging and plumps up the skin. Basically this is a pre facial step so as to tone the skin for further processes.

Diamond scrub
Scrub is to be massaged into the skin and wiped off with moist cotton balls. The consistency of the scrub is gel like with diamond bhasma particles in it. The scrub while massaging feels like we are scrubbing the diamond powder onto the skin. The scrub particles are very tiny yet scrub effectively and remove dead skin cells and dirt if any.

Diamond Detox lotion
The lotion is white in colour with a thin texture and medium consistency. The lotion is to be massaged well on face and neck area till it gets absorbed. Once absorbed it's not to be wiped off the face. Proceed to the next step.

Diamond Massage Gel
The massage gel is a transparent, thick gel with minute diamond bhasma particles in it. However they weren't like the ones in the scrub, rather they kept on swirling on the face as we massage the face. The massage gel has a very peculiar fragrance which wasn't so pleasant to me, rather it felt very artificial. The massage gel gets absorbed easily and gives a baby soft skin instantly. After massaging, the gel is to be wiped off with moist cotton.

Diamond Wash off Mask
My favourite step, mask 💃. The wash off Mask has a gel consistency with opaque gel and diamond bhasma particles in it. The gel spreads easily on the skin to form a peel off Mask sort. Howover it doesn't dry up like a peel off Mask. After 15 minutes I washed off the mask and it took some time to get wahed off. Post this step my face was beaming with a glow.

Oil Free Moisturising Gel
The oil free moisturiser is the last step of the face. It has a screw cut mechanism. The moisturising gel is sunset yellow in colour and has a gel consistency with a pleasing fragrance. The gel gets absorbed into the skin instantly giving a oil free, hydrated look to the skin.

The In

  • Gives a nice glow which lasts almost 1 day
  • Skin feels very soft and smooth from the pre facial step itself
  • Quantity offered of all products would last 3 uses easily
  • Steps, ingredients and procedure is nearly printed on the pack
  • Travel friendly, convenient packaging
  • Best for on the go facial at home
  • Pleasant fragrance of all products

The Out

  • Contains Parabens
  • Fragrance of massage gel is a bit unpleasant
  • Designed to be used as one time, but storage of pouches is a bit problematic

Price, shelf life and Availability - 350 INR for 45g + 5ml with a shelf life of 3 years. Available on discount and offer here

I thoroughly loved using the VLCC Diamond Facial Kit as it is good to use at home option as well as best option for on the go facial. Moreover it is easy to use and gives a radiant and soft skin which lasts for one day. The kit when stored properly will last for 3 uses as quantity offered is good. However a paraben free formulation would be highly appreciated, with the recent organic wave. If you don't mind the paraben tag then this kit would be a highly recommended one from Skincare Villa.

*PR sample
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25 Mar 2017

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JivaVrksa Personal Care Products

Ayurvedic treatment as well as ingredients go a long way in benefiting the body. Few years back I had taken some Ayurvedic treatment to heal my acne and I had seen some results. But my hectic college schedule, I couldn't continue the treatment. I just love the smell of Ayurvedic powders, they remind me of hundreds of years of age old tradition of Ayurveda. Coming to today's post, it's about a Chennai based brand called JivaVrksa which offers handmade, Ayurveda based products. They offer only 4 products viz. Face wash, face pack, hair wash and body wash, all in powdered form. All the products have a typical ayurvedic fragrance which attracts me more to the products.

About JivaVrksa
JivaVrksa, is a health initiative of vrksa (Vri-K-sha : Tree - A symbol of life and endurance) Lifespace Pvt Ltd; with a vision to spread awareness on healthy and sustainable living through natural and organic personal and home care products. Our products are hand-made with utmost care to ensure we use all-natural ingredients. These ingredients were carefully crafted to ensure that no chemical preservatives, artificial dyes or colors even came close to the products we are offering. We use a combination of traditional recipes handed down through many generations to handpick the right ingredients mix to ensure we retain the freshness & originality.
All the products were packed in a simple outer brown paper packaging which has another inner white paper packaging containing the product. The products being a part of sustainable living, there is no room for plastic packaging. The products were placed in a big cardboard box. I also received a hand written note along with a handmade earring by the sister concern of JivaVrksa that is MayaVrksha. The whole concept of the brand is clearly evident in their packaging as well as the formulations of the products. Let's check the review of each product and how they perform.

Face wash
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum), Multani Mitti (Fuller's earth), Sandalwood (Santalum album), Rose petals (Rosa Damascena), Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis), Avaram Senna flower (Senna auriculata), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Orange peel (Citrus sinensis), Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

A powdered face wash with the goodness of chickpea, Multani Mitti, Sandalwood along with other ingredients is the best face wash which you can use. It thoroughly cleanses the skin removing sweat, excess oil leaving behind a soft, glowy skin without drying and being harsh. On some days I find reasons to use this face wash. I totally love the fragrance it offers. The face wash when mixed with water forms a smooth paste which is very easy to wash, unlike the foaming face wash which take more water to get washed off. I had stored the face wash in a plastic jar so I can easily use it anytime. Moreover I have also used it as a face pack 😊❤️ and it gives a glowing skin. Priced at 100 INR for 75 gms.

Face Pack
Multani Mitti (Fuller's earth), Sandal wood (Santalum album), Rose petals (Rosa Damascena), Orange peel (Citrus × sinensis)

This 4 ingredient face pack is very effective and gives a subtle glow to the face. The face pack is offered at an affordable price, so I would love using this instead of using a DIY method of this face pack. Again this face pack form a smooth paste which aids in even application of pack. It also gets washed off easily. Priced at 150 INR for 75 gms.

Body wash
Green gram (Vigna radiata), Indian sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus), Dhavanam (Artemisia pallens), Nut grass (Cyperus rotundus), Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica), Harde Whole (Terminalia chebula), Beleric Myrobalan (Terminalia Bellerica), Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum), Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Avaram Senna flower (Senna auriculata), Soap berry (Sapindus trifoliatus), Neem (Azadirachta indica)

I love doing the traditional abhyang snan kind of bath and this body wash is perfect for that. I often use it on weekends when I have lots of me time. The body wash cleanses well leaving behind a herbal smelling, soft and smooth skin. I don't mind the price tag at all and would love using this body ubtan during Diwali 😊😀. Priced at 80 INR for 75 gms.

Hair wash
Shikakai (Acacia concinna), Usilai (Albizia amara), Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica), Harde hole (Terminalia chebula), Beleric Myrobalan (Terminalia Bellerica), Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), False daisy (Eclipta prostrata), Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), Green gram (Vigna radiata), Soap berry (Sapindus trifoliatus), Orange peel (Citrus × sinensis), Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides), Neem (Azadirachta indica)

I have never used a powder hair wash and I was quite skeptical while using this. To my surprise this made my hair soft and manageable in just one use. Luckily i used this hair wash when I hadn't oiled my hair. The hair wash didn't dry out my hair further but cleaned them. I am yet to try them on my oily hair so cannot comment on that front. The hair wash firs the bill when you haven't oiled the hair and want to treat your hair to Ayurvedic ingredients once in a while. Priced at 80 INR for 75 gms.

Overall I was very happy with all the 4 products offered by JivaVrksa. My Ultimate favourite from the list has to be face wash which has prevented my breakouts and has given me a glowing skin. I wish to repurchase it from Amazon. I would highly recommend you all to checkout the brand and reap the goodness of Ayurveda.
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22 Mar 2017

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Acne marks, a forgotten story with Ida Naturals All Clear - Herbal Clay Mask

Acne, everyone who has battled acne or have been through an acne phase dread the acne marks. Literally! Like every war/battle leaves a catastrophe, acne too leave theirs. The stubborn marks, which take a lot of time as well as efforts, to lighten up. But, we have some good news for all acne prone skin folks. The Ida Naturals All Clear - Herbal Clay Mask works like a charm on the acne marks. Read the full review on the efficiency of the mask.

Organic Spirulina, Bentonite clay, Rhassoul clay, French Red Clay, French Pink Clay, French Green Clay, Kaolin clay, Neem, Tulsi, Red Sandalwood, Aloe Vera, White Turmeric, Wild Turmeric, Rose Petals,Activated Charcoal, Manjishta and Lotus flower powder

My experience 
The product is packed in a simple pet jar which I find very travel friendly and easy to use. The face pack has a herbal smell with the algae fragrance being the top note. The consistency of the face pack is powder form with intermittent grainy particles which are too tiny, and don't cause any problems.

Once the pack is mixed with water, the colour of the mask turns a bit greenish. The consistency of the face pack aids in even application of the pack. The pack dries up quickly and makes the skin feel a little stretchy. Major reason being, it has 6 wonderful skin loving clays. Coming to the efficiency of the face pack, the face pack makes the fresh acne marks fade away in just 2 uses. The old marks do take some time, like 4-5 days to fade away. But the new ones are like been today, gone tomorrow. I have also used the pack on my post pregnancy pigmentation, and I have seen a noticeable difference. However it does take time on tough pigmentation patches.

Post application the skin feels smooth, even toned and squeaky clean. It gives a temporary purified look to the face. The amazing herbs in the ingredients list give a radiant look with regular usage. The skin feels a bit dry after application, but that's nothing which a moisturiser cannot cure.

The In 
  • Contains 6 skin loving clays
  • Contains impressive herbs list
  • Natural, chemical free formula to lighten acne marks
  • Fades fresh acne marks faster than old ones
  • Lightens pigmentation marks
  • Makes the skin even toned and smooth
  • Gives a purified look to the skin, temporarily though
  • Travel friendly, compact packaging
  • Affordable price
  • A little goes a long way as a thin layer also works wonders
  • Works for all skin types by adding rose water/milk/milk cream instead of water
The Out 
  • I didn't find any
Price, shelf life and Availability -
 Rs. 280/- for 30 gm
Rs. 450/- for 50 gm with a shelf life of 1 year, provided no water enters the tub.
Available here

I would highly recommend the use of Ida Naturals All Clear - Herbal Clay Mask for a natural, zero chemical treatment for reducing the acne marks. A must buy for all skinned beauties who want an all in one face mask❤️.
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20 Mar 2017

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Does VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream serve the purpose of a nourishing night cream?

Ever since I have started using night creams and day creams I am tempted to try a variety of them. Few weeks back I was eyeing the Snigdha range of VLCC, when the PR contacted me for review of some VLCC products. They sent me the VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream as well as day cream. Today's review is about the VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream. After using for around 15-17 days am ready to post my review.

VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream Review

Brand claims
A unique blend of hydrating yet non greasy formula that reduces the appearance of dark spots and dullness for a healthy looking natural fairness that glows from within. Rich in natural actives, ideal for night care application, it removes blemishes and dark spots, deeply hydrates the skin and rejuvenates the skin cells, giving fairer and radiant complexion along with preventing from early aging.

Ingredients - Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Steareth -21, Olive oil, Almond Oil, Comfrey extracts, Glyceryl Monostearate, Trehalose, Propylene glycol, Dimenthicone, Steareth-2, Niacinamide, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Butyl hydroxytoluene, Disodium EDTA, CI15510, Perfume.

My experience
The cream is packed in a white, plastic tub with a plastic twist up cap. Plastic packaging makes it light to travel with, unlike the glass packaging ones. The cream has a pleasant floral scent which lingers a bit post application. Nonetheless I love the fragrance very much, it's not very strong, just enough to make it's presence felt. The cream is milky white in colour with a but frothy consistency. The cream has a medium texture neither being too heavy nor being light gel sort. This makes it very suitable for all skin types.

The cream gets absorbed when massaged for a while into the skin. No greasiness or oiliness is felt post application. I have oily and acne prone skin and the cream didn't make my skin oily not did it broke me out 😀👍. The cream required for each use is very little, hence it lasts longer. After applying at night the skin feels soft and smooth. Due to the moisturization of the cream the skin is plumped up giving an even toned skin. After using the cream for few days, all you get is a buttery soft skin in the morning with a very pleasant fragrance as you splash water on your face ❤️.

Coming to the efficiency of the cream, it shows very little effect on fading the dark spots. I haven't used the cream keeping in mind any whitening or skin lightening properties. I have treated it as a normal, nourishing night cream and the VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream perfectly fits the bill. It hydrates, moisturises the skin perfectly and the skin feels rejuvenated in the morning. I would recommend the use of VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream as a nourishing night cream barring the whitening claims.

The In 

  • Provides enough hydration and moisturization
  • Rejuvenates the skin with constant usage
  • Medium thick consistency makes it suitable for all skin types
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Non greasy, non oily formula
  • Gets absorbed easily into the skin
  • Affordable price, usually on discounts online
  • Easily available online as well as in stores
  • Makes the skin soft and smooth

The Out
  • Contains Parabens
  • Contains Perfume

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 405 INR for 50gms with a use before date. Easily available online as well as in stores. Can be found on discounts on major shopping portals like here.

I would recommend the use of VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream as a nourishing night cream barring the whitening claims. I have treated the cream as a normal, nourishing night cream and VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night cream perfectly fits the bill. It hydrates and moisturises the skin perfectly and the skin feels rejuvenated in the morning. Moreover it suits all skin types. If you are looking for a change in your night cream, do go for this one.

*PR sample

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18 Mar 2017

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Is Himalaya Herbals Acne n Pimple Cream the right thing to tame Acne?

The moment you think your skin is in good condition your skin immediately proves you wrong 😡😣😣. I rarely get breakouts while travelling so I didn't carry any pimple cream with me, only thing I carried was Auravedic Anti Blemish face mask with me. To my utter dismay I had small zits all over my left cheek. That's when I thought of getting a pimple cream, Himalaya acne and pimple cream.

himalaya acne and pimple cream review

Brand claims and Ingredients here

My experience with Himalaya acne and pimple cream
 As seen in the pictures the cream is housed in a small 20g tube which bears a the signature Himalaya Herbals packaging. The cream is beige in colour with a hint of glazy appearance. If you have ever used Vicco Turmeric cream you would understand the glazy appearance, else it is very unexplainable 😛.

Coming to the consistency and texture of the cream, it's very light in consistency and texture very soft. The fragrance is very pleasant with floral, herbal scent which lingers a bit and depends upon the area of application. The cream needs to be massaged a bit and is intended to be used as a spot treatment day and night.

I applied on my zits during travelling in the morning after bath and before hitting the bed. The next day my small zits disappeared without leaving any marks. The big acne spots however took around 2-3 days, to reduce in size. The cream works on reducing the puffiness of the acne and not the size of the acne. Big ones which are full fledged ones will take time to go off. Smaller ones got tamed away easily😂.

One more thing, it controls the acne and doesn't prevent the acne. While I was working on my left cheek acne new big one emerged on right cheek inspite of applying the cream on right cheek. Moreover the cream has parabens but can be used as a handy product to make the appearance of acne less prominent than the untreated ones. Also the product needed for each use is very less, rather than 20g tube itself will last longer than 4-5 months.

The In of Himalaya acne and pimple cream
  • Reduces the acne size
  • Works from first day itself
  • Cream has a pleasant smell
  • Travel friendly size
  • Budget friendly product
  • Cream has no sticky texture and is absorbed nicely when massaged well
The Out of Himalaya acne and pimple cream
  • Contains Paraben
  • Is not a preventive measure for acne

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 45 INR for 20g with a shelf life of 3 years. Easily available online as well as in stores.

Recommendation of Himalaya acne and pimple cream
I would recommend the Himalaya Herbals Acne n Pimple cream as a control measure when we want to reduce the pimple appearance. But the cream cannot be used as a preventive measure for acne. Also it contains parabens and hence some may not like it. It would be good if a formulation sans paraben is available.

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17 Mar 2017

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Blend It Raw DIY Box February 2017 Unboxing

This is not a sponsored post. Box is bought with my own money.

In a world which is obsessed with good looks and makeup, often no-makeup lovers are looked upon with amazement or curiosity. No, they aren't to be blamed, rather no one is to be blamed other than pre conceived notions. A great makeup canvas is made up of a great skin, which is often the result of a good or one can say excellent skincare regime. With the emerging skincare awareness, organic skincare products one is spoilt for choices. One, affordable and convenient way of saving big bucks on skincare and makeup products is subscription of a beauty box. Again, very few beauty boxes in India focus on just skincare.

Today's post is about an innovative, inspiring and ingenious beauty box which allows you to use the raw ingredients as per your preferred DIY. Interesting na! The beauty box is Blend It Raw Beauty Box and am unboxing the February edition which is focused on skincare. The Blend It Raw Beauty box is the brainchild of Aarushi Singhal who blogs at glitternaturally.com. The box was launched in January 2017 with the first edition being Haircare Box. So I waited as the next edition was the skincare one. Since I was travelling in February this is a delayed post 😣.

About Blend It Raw Beauty Box
Each month’s box will contain easy to blend skin, hair, bath and body recipes along with organic ingredients (5 to 6 ingredients per box) needed to make them. Most of the ingredients offered in box can also be used individually on your skin and hair, or can be blended to make a personalized products. Every month you will receive  5-6 (or more) ingredients like oils , butters , herbs , essential oils etc. at just 1,199 INR per month. Boxes are shipped on 15th of very month. You can also opt for 3 month subscription plan which has a discount of 99 INR per month.

What all I got in Blend It Raw Beauty Box
February 2017

  1. Pure Lavender Hydrosol 100ml
  2. Organic Grapeseed Oil  50ml
  3. Power Oil – Blend of Essential Oil for skin 10ml
  4. Kaolin Clay 110 gm 
  5. Bentonite Clay
  6. Argan Oil 25 ml

From the above list I have used Kaolin clay and Grapeseed oil and in the box they have also provided a brush, hair mask and an empty glass bottle. How thoughtful ❤️.

Also read : The 5 Best Vitamin C Serum For Face: Which Is Really Better?

The beauty of the box is that it let's you use the ingredients the way you want and with your favourite DIY recipe. The team has also provided a document in which they have listed some easy DIY which you can follow as a guideline. What I love the most about this box is that it doesn't contain any makeup item 😛 and is fully focused on hair care or skincare sans any brand endorsements. I would highly recommend you all to give it a try.

This is not a sponsored post. Box is bought with my own money.
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7 Mar 2017

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The Nature's Co Multi-Vitamin Facial Massage Cream Review

Face massage is a technique which helps in maintaining a youthful skin. I have missed out on facial massage in my late 20s as I was absolutely clueless about skincare and it's benefits 😣. However as it's aptly said, better late than never! I have started doing a facial massage once or twice in a fortnight. Let's see the review of The Nature's Co Multi-Vitamin Massage cream which am carrying in my travel skincare bag.

Brand Claims and Ingredients

My experience
The massage cream is packed in a travel size tub, the full size product is 270ml which is way too much if you plan to buy. It may last even for 2 years or more. The travel size (35ml) I am using has lasted me 2 months and even half of it is not finished. The massage cream has a faint beige tint to it with awesome, heavenly fragrance of cocoa butter. The fragrance is such a dude, that you will feel like eating the cream 😛.

Now coming to the consistency the cream is thick, buttery sort with a non-stick, non-greasy and non-oily texture. In December that is in winters it was thick and spreading or massaging required efforts. But now as I use it I can notice that the cream gets absorbed easily due to the already hot weather! The cream gets absorbed like a charm as you massage it into the skin and your skin sips in all the goodness of the cream. The cream has not broke me out or made my skin greasy or oily, rather regular usage has made my skin plump and buttery soft. I use the method shown by Ankita from Corallista in one of her vlogs.

As you massage the cream the skin becomes buttery soft while evening out the skin and giving a glow to the skin. After massaging, the directions for usage, suggest to wipe off the cream with moist cotton balls, but I use this as an overnight treatment. I also wipe off sometimes if I feel I have used more than required cream. Regular usage has helped in giving a subtle glow to the skin while reducing the old acne scars. It has also made my skin smoother and even toned. The cream has Vitamin A, C and E in it and is indeed a skin food in every sense. I would highly recommend you all to use it atleast once if you are a skincare junkie.

The In

  • Contains Almond Oil, Wheatgerm oil, Jojoba oil, Cocoa butter, Kokkum Butter
  • Fortified with Vitamin A,C and E
  • Thick, buttery consistency with a non-stick, non-greasy and non-oily texture
  • Gives soft, smooth and supple skin post massage
  • Reduces the acne marks when used regularly
  • Gives youthful skin as it is made with the goodness with Vitamin E and wheatgerm oil
  • Vegan, not tested on animals
  • Can be used in facials and as an overnight treatment
The Out
  • I didn't find any
Price, Shelf life and Availability - 695 INR for 50ml with a shelf life of 2 years. Available online on Nature's Co website. Often on discounts and in Nature's Co Facial Kits

If you are looking for a good facial massage cream then The Nature's Co Multi-Vitamin Facial Massage Cream would be the best choice. However the full size product of 270ml is a bit pricey and availability of intermediate size makes it easy to pick up at low price. The cream is available in travel size in various kits offered by Nature's Co which a good bet for a repurchase (am going to do the same 😉). But the cream is so good that you won't mind the price tag once you use it. Highly recommended Facial Massage Cream for skincare fanatics.

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3 Mar 2017

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The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel Review

The Body Shop products are raved by many beauty bloggers. I had won an Instagram giveaway by Shalini who blogs at BeBeautilicious. For collecting the giveaway prize I had to visit nearby TBS store. No sooner I entered the store than I was floored by the fragrance and ambience of the store. The reason TBS products are a hit is majorly due to luxurious packaging and amazing fragrance. Apart from that the quality of the products is also good. I have always refrained buying TBS due to high price tag. Let's take a look at the TBS Brutish Rose Body wash.

My experience
As you can see the packaging is bulky and non travel friendly. Nonetheless it is very attractive and transparent packaging makes quantity see through possible. The shower gel is quite thick in consistency and has a heavenly rose fragrance. The fragrance is not at all artificial and lingers on for some time post shower. The shower gel is transparent in colour, although it looks like a baby pink tint in the packaging.

The shower gel lathers well and gets washed off easily. The shower gel as a mesmerizing rose fragrance and that's the major reason for it's popularity. The shower gels cleanses the skin thread leaves it soft and fragrant. However when I used it during winters my skin ended up being dry, excessively dry. Sometimes I also used the shower gel on my face when I take a shower in a jiffy and my sensitive nose area ended up being irritated.

With the onset of summer the shower gel is a perfect companion for feeling refreshed and fragrant. I wouldn't say I would recommend or not recommend this shower gel, as it truly depends on your brand and fragrance preference. However if you love rose fragrance then you gotta try it for sure.

The In

  • Amazing Rose fragrance
  • Cleanses the skin thoroughly
  • Makes the skin soft and fragrant
  • Shower gels makes us feel refreshed post shower
  • Lathers quite well and gets washed off easily

The Out

  • Bulky packaging
  • Conatins perfume
  • Not suitable for winters

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 450 INR for 250 ml with a shelf life of 33 months. Easily available online as well as in TBS stores.

If you are a TBS lover and love rose fragrance then you cannot skip it. However I would not mention it as a recommendation as the price tag is on a heavier side. If you are into luxury bath and body products do give it a try. I didn't find anything extraordinary in it.
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1 Mar 2017

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Bon Organics Jasmine water Review

I was wondering why I didn't give floral waters a try before. Since the day I have used Rose Hydrosol from Rooted Store, I am loving the every bit of it. My first stint with rose water was Kama Ayurveda Rose water. While exploring the Bon Organics website I stumbled upon Jasmine water and ordered it immediately. Read why I highly recommend the use of it. BTW the Jasmine water was a part of my Valentine's haul.

Brand Claims click here

Essential oils of Jasmine and wild Jasmine, Blended with extract of (distilled) Jasmine petals, Demineralized water, Bob's pure Aloe Vera gel, Essential oil of Vanilla, Sweet Almond oil, Vitamin E.

My experience
The product is packed in a pump spray packaging which works perfectly and is very travel friendly. The spray dispenses the right amount of Jasmine water. The fragrance of the Jasmine water is of course like a Jasmine 😉 with a hint of vanilla. The Jasmine fragrance is not strong floral but is rather quite mild and sweet. Apart form Jasmine water it contains essential oils of Jasmine, Wild Jasmine, Vanilla and Sweet Almond oil and Vitamin E.

I have used the Jasmine water after washing my face at night throughout the month of February. While my skin was flaky at first, with regular usage of 3-4 days the flakiness was gone. I use the Jasmine water as a toner after cleansing and it makes my skin fragrant and soft. It has also helped me tone my skin and pores are less prominent.

Recently while travelling and due to weather change, I sweated a bit and had earlier applied Jasmine water. As and when my skin sweated it exuded a hint of sweet Jasmine coupled with vanilla hint. The Jasmine water acts as a toner, face mist as well as a hair mist. However using it as a hair mist makes it less noticeable and I highly recommend using it as a toner. It can also double up as an ingredient to mix face masks. I have also started to use my DIY Oats Almond cleanser by mixing with this Jasmine water.

The In
  • Contains essential oils of Jasmine, Wild Jasmine, Vanilla, Sweet Almond oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E
  • Has a sweet Jasmine fragrance
  • Can be used as a face mist, toner and hair mist
  • Can be used to mix dry face masks
  • Reduces the size of pores with regular use
  • Hydrates the skin sufficiently with 3-4 uses
  • Affordable price
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Contains no harsh chemicals, no animal products, no alcohol

The Out
I didn't find any

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 118 INR for 40 ml with a shelf life of 2 years. Available on Bon Organics website.

I highly recommend the use of Bon Organics Jasmine water as a natural toner which is loaded with essential oils and is a great option to keep your skin healthy this summer season. I am surely going to repurchase this one.
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