31 Jul 2019

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Project Pan August 2019 + Empties of July 2019 Pan

As you all know I am following a Project Pan since the month of June 2019 to reduce, review and empty the skincare products. I started July 2019 Project Pan so I could review some skincare products and also empty them side by side to reduce the products which are lying in my closet. The main purpose of my Project Pan is to use the products consistently even after reviewing them.

So let's take a quick recap of what all products were in my July Pan List along with the status of emptying.

Empties

  • The Nature's Co Multi Vitamin Facial Massage Cream - empty
  • Lakme Blush and Glow Kiwi Crush Face Wash - empty
  • SoulTree Moisturizing Gel - empty
  • Svayam Urad Face Pack - empty
  • Nivea Milk Delight Face Wash - extra product empty
  • Organic Gypsy Soul Aloe Moisturizer - extra product empty
  • BioBloom Natural Cleansing Milk - full
  • Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree Mask - half

As you can see I couldn't complete my Project Pan July 2019. Since am following double cleansing on alternate days I couldn't use the BioBloom Natural Cleansing Milk. But the good news is I have emptied two other products which weren't in my Pan list check them above.

So now as a part of my Project Pan August 2019 I will be taking forward the non empty products of July 2019 and add some products to the list of Project Pan August 2019

August Pan Products

  1. Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree Mask
  2. BioBloom Natural Cleansing Milk
  3. Plum Chamomile Glow Getter Face Mask
  4. Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask

So that's it, my Project Pan August 2019 list is ready. At the month end I will be updating whether I was able to empty the products or not. Also I will be reviewing the BioBloom Natural Cleansing Milk and Plum Chamomile Glow Getter Face Mask as a part of my August blog posts. So hope you all liked the idea of this post. If you have any questions on Skincare products which I review you can drop me an email on skincarevilla@gmail.com

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27 Jul 2019

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July 2019 Haul + PR Packages

I have shopped some products in the month of July 2019 also. I have been hunting some good products worth investment this time. I have also emptied a few products and have made a separate post for that. So let's head to the post to see what all have I shopped. I have also received some PR Packages so me get you through them too.



Purchase
Sunshine Drops by Moolit Beauty
Ever since Utkarshini launched this product under her skincare line I was eyeing it. I have finished some of my face oils so I thought of giving this a try. Utkarshini is a Formula Botanica student and makes vegan, organic skincare products. You can buy her products via her Instagram link @moolitbeauty

Cleanz Facial Cleansing Balm by Soul Crafts
I am obsessed with cleansing balm these days. I have bought three balms last month and now this one. I love using this facial balm and it has sandalwood essential oil in it so it smells amazing.

Mama Earth Day cream with SPF 20
I picked this up on the recommendation of my fellow blogger Hetal from pepilio.com blog. I haven't used it much let's see how it fairs.

All Clear Herbal Clay Mask by Ida Naturals
I have used many products by Ida Naturals in the past so I thought of buying some again. I simply love Priya's creations. I have already used and reviewed this mask. It's worth the investment.

Sukesha Herbal Hair Oil by Ida Naturals
When I asked Priya about anything I should pick up along with the mask she asked me pick up her hot selling hair oil. I bought 50 ml since I have some other hair oils too. This one helps in eyebrow thickening too. Let's try ....

PR Packages
Dot and Key Skincare brand sent me their newly launched serums. They recently completed their first anniversary so these were launched on their birthday.

Dot and Key Zit Zapping Skin Clarifying Serum
I have used Dot and Key Zit Zapping Skin Clarifying Serum on my two cystic acne this month and have seen some stupendous effects. I will soon be reviewing the product. Let's hope to make the review next month.

Dot and Key Water Drench Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum Concentrate
Hyaluronic acid is everywhere. Everyone is raving about it, so what's more interesting than having a new launch with the same ingredient. I haven't used this one. I will use it for few weeks and update a review soon.

So these were all my purchases and PR packages. Did you like my haul? Do you think I should get some other brand products also. Feel free to drop in your comments bellow.
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26 Jul 2019

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Effective Morning Drink for Glowing Skin

Guest Post

In this busy world, achieving your beauty goals is really very tough isn’t it? On the other hand sun exposure and pollution make the skin dark and dull. In this situation, if you want your skin to be healthy, beautiful and glowing you have to do regular cleanup and skincare routine. But getting time for salon is not possible every time. And this is the reason we opt for skin creams and different formulas available in the market.


Applying cream and treating it with chemicals can give you the desired result for only a few days. After that, the glow fades and make your skin looks even more damaged. These treatments are also not healthy for your pocket too.

Natural and organic methods are always the best way to treat any skin related problems permanents. And the best part of it is that it costs almost nothing. Applying natural ingredients are always the easiest way and effective also. But for a permanent cure, we have to treat the problems from the core. That’s why today I am up with an awesome drink that will result in glowing skin within a week.

Best drink for Glowing Skin
This drink is one of my tested and tried formula. It results in glowing skin, healthy hair and many health benefits. There is no case of side effects or any other health-related problems until now. But be sure you are not allergic to any of the mentioned ingredients. And if you are on medication, do not forget to consult your doctor before starting.

Ingredients: 
One fresh bunch for mint leaves, 1 big fresh Aloe Vera leaf, 1/4 lemon or1/4 cup of orange juice (for freshness), Honey (for taste).

Method:
I recommend to drink this twice a day and giving the quantity accordingly. Please reduce the quantity of the ingredients if you want to make it for one-time use.

  1. Take 2 & 1/2 glass of water in a pan
  2. Boil it for a few seconds
  3. Wash the mint leaves properly with water
  4. Put the mint leaves in the boiling water
  5. Leave it boiling for another 3-5 minutes
  6. Switch off the stove
  7. Leave the mint water to cool down
  8. Strain the water in another bowl (optional)
  9. You can use the water with the mint leaves
  10. Peel off one big Aloe Vera leaf
  11. Scoop out the fresh gel from the leaf
  12. Put it in the mint water
  13. Grind it in the grinder
  14. Pour the juice in a glass
  15. Add lemon juice and honey (optional)
  16. Ice cubes if you want it chilled
  • This juice may taste a bit bitter to you. For minimizing the bitterness you can add lemon and honey to it. Avoid adding sugar or salt to it as neither salt nor sugar is good for our skin.
  • In place of lemon, you can add 1/4 cup of orange juice to 1 glass of mint-Aloe Vera juice. It will naturally sweeten the juice and also enhance the taste.
  • Add some ice cubes or just store it in the refrigerator if you want a cold drink. I prefer drinking it normal or a little warmer in the morning. But for second-time use, I store the rest of the drink in the refrigerator. And love taking it with some ice cubes.  
  • Start taking this juice every morning and evening continue for only 2-4 weeks. Try to take is empty stomach and you’ll notice the natural glow in your skin. If your skin is acne-prone, it will prevent breakouts, improve digestion, improve your hair growth and also help you to maintain your weight if you are on your weight loss journey.
Who can take this drink?
There is no age limit but if you are below 15 try to reduce the quantity. And the most important thing- do not drink if you are on a high dose of medication. Please consult your doctor before trying this drink. Good for the age group 20+ & Best for the age group 30+.

Health Benefits for Aloe Vera
Detox your body
Gives proper hydration to your body
Rich in phytonutrients that aid healthy Lever function
Fight constipation and other tummy problems
Combat gastric ulcer
The only source of Vitamin B12 & also contains many other nutrients
Improves Digestion
And all these benefits ultimately results in beautiful skin. Acne, pigmentation or any other skin problems are the signs that our body needs some extra care. Drink this twice and day and give your body and skin proper nourishment.

What to do for a faster and better result?
You have to improve your lifestyle to get permanently flawless skin and body. Sometimes even the most effective Products or DIYs don’t work. And the main reason for this is our unbalanced life.
You are drinking healthy drinks in the morning and ending up with lots of fries and junks. You are not going to get anything.

If you really want a quick and better result, you can do the following things in addition.

  • Make a daily healthy routine and improve your lifestyle
  • Apply Natural ingredients to the skin
  • Develop healthy eating habits
  • Do some easy yoga (at least 20-30 minutes a day)
  • Drink sufficient amount of water
  • Eat fruits like berries, avocado, sweet potato, peach, carrot, and tomatoes.
  • Add nuts like walnut, almond, cashews, and peanuts into your diet
  • Eat more tomatoes and green leafy veggies
  • Yoga helps cleaning your body from the core and helps you stay fit. Do some easy yoga for the minimum time that you can manage. And start eating some healthy foods.
Final Words:
Eat healthy and drink healthy to stay healthy. If you really want to improve your skin condition, start taking for today. Put a little effort to get an awesome result.
Getting Healthy glowing skin is not impossible. It just needs your commitment to yourself. Promise yourself to drink this morning drink every day along with all healthy foods for at least 1 month. Do try and let us know your experience.

Author Bio
Shipra, is a professional blogger and a beauty enthusiast. After working as a content writer for several blogs and commercial sites, currently she is managing her own blog Beautyhacks4all.com. Apart from blogging, she keeps inspiring people via different social media platforms. Spreading quality knowledge, Love and Positivity is her primary motto.

Disclaimer - All opinions expressed are of the Guest post writer. The Skincare Villa blog or Skincare Villa blog owner/editor does not hold any responsibility for the recipe or it's effectiveness.
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24 Jul 2019

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Vegan Cleansing Balm Recipe

Today am sharing an easy DIY Cleansing Balm (my first vegan beauty product) recipe. I have personally tried the cleansing balm formulation and have been using this balm. I like to try cleansing balm DIYs since most of the balms available are costly and I am into regular double cleansing these days. The recipe is simple and I have used easily available ingredients which you can get online. So let's hop on to the recipe of the DIY Neem Balm


cleansing balm formulation

Ingredients

  • Shea butter 58 gms
  • Jojoba oil 31 gms
  • Neem oil 8 gms
  • Soya wax 3 gms

Procedure
1) Take  a double boiler
2) After weighing all the ingredients put them in a glass bowl or jar.
3) Once all the ingredients melt, stir them using a glass pippet or a tooth pick.
4) Pour in to the jar or container from which you will be using them. I have used tin jar which holds 25 gms of balm and with this recipe I made 4 balms (25 gms each)
5) Refrigerate after cooling down

Instructions for usage

  • Scoop out a dime sized of cleansing balm with wooden spoon
  • Rub it between your palm so that it melts the balm
  • Massage the balm on your skin, using small circular motions
  • Carefully massage over the eye area as well
  • Wet muslin washcloth/cotton pads/crochet pads with warm to hot water
  • Use the  muslin washcloth/cotton pads/crochet pads to gently wipe away oil from face, be extra careful around the eye area
  • Repeat until most of the oil is removed
  • Once done, wash your face with foaming face wash
Cleansing balms are mostly used at night, after having a day out in the pollution or to remove makeup. You can also use this balm during the day since I haven't used any essential oils. You can use the balm as an all purpose salve for dry elbows, knees or dry hands. It can also be used to soften dry and cracked heels

Ingredient Focus

  • Shea butter - the best butter to suit all skin types. It also moisturizes the skin and make it smooth and even toned.
  • Jojoba oil - Jojoba oil is the only carrier oil which closely relates to the human skin sebum.It is extremely non sticky and non  greasy. I have used Urvi Naturals Jojoba Oil
  • Neem oil - I have used neem oil for its antibacterial properties. Also neem oil is very thick in consistency so I have kept the quantity less in the overall balm quantity. Also it doesn't smell that great so, you can add any essential oil of your choice to mask the fragrance of neem oil. I have used Urvi Naturals Neem Oil
  • Soya Wax- I wanted to make this recipe vegan so i used soya wax. if you don't have soya wax you can used bees wax instead (recipe won't be vegan if you add beeswax).

Do try out the recipe and let me know if you have any queries.

If you want to order this cleansing balm drop an email on skincarevilla@gmail.com with the Subject line 'vegan cleansing balm'


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Urvi Naturals Face Mists' Review

I received the newly launched face mists from Urvi Naturals last month. Ever since I have received them I have been using them consistently for over a month. I received two variants Rose Khus Cooling Face Mist and Rose Chamomile Hydrating Face Mist. Coming to the actual review you can directly read it in my experience section below or just continue, I promise I won't sound boring.

Urvi Naturals Rose Khus Cooling Face Mist

Brand Claims and Ingredients



Packaging, Fragrance
The packaging of both the mists is luxurious, the labelling is done according to the ingredient distillate in the mists. The Rose Chamomile one has a yellow label whereas Rose Khus one has yellow labelling. I really liked the luxurious feel of the mists. The mists are housed in amber coloured glass bottle with a plastic cap. The pump dispenser works fine while dispensing a very small stream of mists.

My experience
I have been using the mists regularly as a part of my skincare routine. After double cleansing I just spray the mist on face and wait for some time to dry it up before moisturization. I also use them sometimes to mix with my powder cleansers or face packs. I personally love using the Rose Khus one as an eye mask too. I saturate the crochet pads in the mist, keep them in fridge for sometime and then keep on my eyelids for some time. It really helps me relax my otherwise tired eyes.

I find the Rose Khus variant very cooling as per it's claims. The Rose Chamomile variant is little hydrating as stated in the claims made by the brand. I personally love using the Rose Khus variant due to it's cooling effects. Rose Chamomile one I use for mixing in face packs. 

The face mists have a very light fragrance of the face mists, which definitely can be sniffed only once you spray a considerable amount on face. If you mix it with a face pack or cleanser you won't be able to notice the fragrance. The mists have respective flower distillates in it. The fragrance definitely shows that the mists do not contain any artificial fragrance. The colour of the face mists is transparent as well.

Urvi Naturals Rose Chamomile Hydrating Face Mist

The efficiency, fragrance and colour of the Urvi Naturals Face Mists speaks for the quality, authenticity of the products. I really enjoy using the face mists since they can be used in multiple ways. The brand also states they can be used as a makeup setting spray, however I haven't tried that so cannot say whether it works or not. Overall speaking Urvi Naturals Rose Khus Cooling Face Mist and Rose Chamomile Hydrating Face Mist are value for money products and the  product is very affordable. Do try them if you are looking for some good face mists to use.

Price, Shelf Life and Availability - 450 INR for 100 ml each variant. Shelf life is 18 months from date of manufacturing. The Urvi Naturals Face Mists are available online.

Recommendation
I would definitely recommend Urvi Naturals Face Mists as a product for the quality and authenticity provided. The face mists are efficient as a face mist, eye cooler as well, can also be used for mixing dry powder face packs or cleansers. Moreover the face mists are sans any artificial colour or fragrance. Urvi Naturals Rose Khus Cooling Face Mist and Rose Chamomile Hydrating Face Mist are value for money products and the product is very affordable. Do try them if you are looking for some good face mists to use.

*PR samples
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18 Jul 2019

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Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum Review

Ilana Organics is a brand which was on my wishlist since long. I have also been shopping regularly from Qtrove.com and have also blogged down my Qtrove Review. So when I had a coupon code for shopping above a certain cart value I immediately shopped for Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum. I am penning down the review after using the serum for 3 weeks of usage. So let's get started with the review of Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum.

Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum Review


Brand Claims and Ingredients

Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum Review


Packaging, Texture, Fragrance
The product is housed in a transparent glass bottle with a dropper. I don't understand why the product is housed in a transparent bottle when serums and products with essential oils are supposed to be stored in amber coloured glass bottle. Anyway barring this point let's continue the review. The texture of the serum is extremely light weight. You need just 2-3 drops for each usage so the product will easily last 6-7 months. The fragrance is the serum is citrusy of lemon with a hint of tea tree essential oil. Do check the ingredients of the Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum so you will get an idea of the fragrance.




My experience
I get small zits these days and haven't experienced any cystic acne since June. I have been using the product ever since receiving my order from Qtrove. I use the serum in evening or at night as a part of my night skincare routine. The texture of the Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum is extremely light weight and for each use all you need is 2-3 drops. If you use more than 3 drops the skin becomes overtly oily and the serum just sits on the skin.

Coming to the efficiency of Ilana Clarifying Serum, it shows effects on minimizing the zits in just 2 days. Over a period of regular usage it helps to banish the small sized acne and prevents them from recurring. I didn't experience any tingling sensation or any sensitivity to the essential oils added in the serum. Also speaking of the texture it gives to the skin, it leaves a glossy hint to the skin without any sticky feeling. Although I didn't experience any cystic or big size acne since June, I think Ilana Clarifying Serum will definitely help reduce the cystic acne with regular usage of a few weeks. Also when we stop using any product with tea tree essential acne is bound to reoccur.

Ilana Clarifying Face Serum Review

Price, Shelf Life and Availability - 770 INR for 15ml with a shelf life of 2 years from manufacturing date. Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum is available online on Qtrove.com, Amazon.in and Ilana Organics website.

Recommendation
Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum is a good option to tackle acne and keep it acne free with regular usage. Moreover the light texture of the serum makes it suitable for daily usage. The fragrance of the serum is also not overpowering or lingering. The serum helps to reduce acne in just 2 days of use. The only thing I don't like about the serum is that it could have been housed in an amber coloured glass bottle. So would suggest to keep the serum away from sunlight.
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17 Jul 2019

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Colorbar Nude’IT Rose Clay Mask Review

Hello, everyone, I am Savita Sharma this is my first guest post on skincarevilla. I love to try new face masks and what better than summers to try and test facial masks. Today, I will review a face mask by Colorbar. Colorbar recently came up with a skin care line. This is my first ever purchase from their skincare line. Ready to use clay-based masks are always my choice. Ingredients of this one attracted me. Keep on reading to know my experience.



ABOUT
Cleanse*Hydrate*Heal
This facial-in-a-jar hydrate restores and calms your skin for a powerful boost of radiance. With 100% natural rose water, grapefruit water, licorice, aloe vera, green tea extract, and wheat germ oil, the Nude’ It Rosé Clay mask is the ultimate drink for your skin.
No parabens. No silicon. Only nourishing love.
Actives from France and Spain.


INGREDIENTS
FREE FROM Parabens, Silicons


FEATURES / BENEFITS CLAIMED BY THE BRAND

  • A nourishing, conditioning face mask that can be used by both men and women.
  • Enriched with 100% natural rose water, grapefruit water, licorice, aloe vera, green tea extract, and wheatgerm oil.
  • Hassle-free application that lasts only 15 minutes.
  • Contains a complimentary brush for an even application.
  • Dermatologically tested.

PACKAGING
The face mask comes in a cardboard box. The tub is made of frosted glass with a plastic rose gold screw cap. There is also a free small face pack brush. The packaging looks luxurious.

COLOUR
Mask is baby pink in colour.

TEXTURE
Mask is extremely soft like a cream. Very easy to spread evenly on face.


FRAGRANCE
It smells like roses.

HOW TO USE Colorbar Nude’IT Rose Clay Mask
Apply a thin, even layer on your face, avoiding the eye area and lips. Drink rosé for 15 minutes. Rinse with water, massaging your face in a circular motion to activate the mask’s exfoliation power. Use 2-3 times a week.

Pro-tip:
Always, always, always cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser before applying a mask – even if you have no makeup on! Masks only absorb deeply into clean, damp skin.

SUITABLE FOR - All skin types.

AVAILABILITY - Nykaa, Amazon.in

PRICE - 55 gm - INR 450

MY TAKE ON THIS
I loved the packaging and colour of the mask. It feels luxurious. It is very easy to apply with a brush. The texture is smooth with no particles in it. This pack is hydrating so it's good for dry skin. I don't agree with facial in 15 mins claim by the brand however it does make face clean and supple. No extraordinary glow. It does add some brightness which is temporary. It helps in removing mild suntan. I leave this mask on for 15 mins or till it drys. The face does not feel dry after washing. Overall, it is a decent mask to try.


PROS of Colorbar Nude’IT Rose Clay Mask
  • Luxurious looking packaging.
  • Environment friendly glass packaging.
  • Smooth texture.
  • Easy to apply.
  • Drys off quickly.
  • 97% natural.
  • Important information is provided on the tub.
  • Cruelty-Free.
  • Vegan.
  • Dermatologically tested.
  • Complimentary brush.
CONS of Colorbar Nude’IT Rose Clay Mask
  • Some may find it pricey. 
  • No extraordinary glow.
  • Heavyweight tub.

WILL I REPURCHASE
NO!! I am a sucker for face masks so definitely going to try new ones. I don't rebuy a mask unless and until it is perfectly good for my liking.

Love 😇 till next time.
Savita

About the Author


Savita Sharma is a author of www.myvibe.in who loves to try new skincare, haircare and makeup. She recently started her blog to share her vibe. She believes in being honest, genuine and transparent in her writing.


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15 Jul 2019

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Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil Review

Hello my lovelies! Using oils on face is literally in trend these days. So your girl is here with her review on  Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil. I'm sure you all must be aware of how rich Rosehip oil is in fatty acids and Vitamin A. Also Rosehip oil  can improve skin texture and  reduce the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks. So now let's see how this oil from an amazing brand worked for me.


Price- 580 INR for 30ml.

Shelf life- 1 year from date of manufacturing.

Availability- Nykaa , Juicy Chemistry.

Ingredients- rosa canina(rosehip) oil. Ingredients are from organic farming.



What Does It Says-  Rosehip oil (Rosa canina) is a sweet-smelling oil derived from the seeds of rose bushes. It has a high concentration of essential fatty acids which are beneficial to the skin. It has a high content of Vitamin C, and is an effective antioxidant which helps reduce the appearance of scarring, hyper-pigmentation, and skin damage.



How To Use-  For a relaxing massage: Warm the oil in your hands or place the bottle on warm water, add your favorite essential oil, to massage and ease your tense muscles and relax your joints.
As a hair oil: Gently massage form scalp to tip, leave overnight for deep conditioning.

Color- Orangeish - Yellowish

Texture- Runny (obviously) and slightly thick for does not feel heavy on my combination skin.
Fragrance- It slightly smells like castor oil to me. It has a different scent neither floral nor earthy. One thing I know is that it will not bother sensitive nose for sure.

My Experience with Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil
I bought this oil almost 10-11 months ago. I was not just looking for a hydrating serum but also an oil which can help me lighten my "light" acne scars. I'm very much disappointed by this oil . Had I just wanted hydration from it I would have used any other oils like oOive or Almond. For the first 2 months I used it as a night moisturizer by mixing few drops in my Innisfree Aloevera Gel. I used to wake up with hydrated face but again I was not looking for hydration. After those 2 months I started using it on its own for next 3 months and still it didn't lighten my scars even a bit. Next thing I did was giving  up on it and starting using it on my scalp instead ( I'm very patient that way). It really nourished my scalp and made my hair look more healthy ans softer . Finally I was relieved that it is of some use. If not for face but definitely  for hair. If you're some one who has very dry and rough hair then I would really recommend this oil to you. Now let's conclude some pros and cons for this oil.

Pros of Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil

  • Nourishes your hair.
  • I love glass packaging.
  • Makes your skin soft.
  • Will work for every skin type.
  • No artificial colors and preservatives.
  • Cruelty free
  • Certified Organic

Cons of Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil

  • I have very few and not much noticeable scars but this oil didn't even helped me even a bit to lighten them.
  • Leaves yellow-ish tint , so you can not use it in the morning.

Will I recommend Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil
Nope! if you want to use Rosehip Oil for hyper pigmentation or scars lightening  then a big no! it did not work for me. Well if you just need a facial oil for some basic hydration then it's good. Also you can try it as a hair massage oil. Well let me tell you guys that I will definitely try rosehip oil again but this time from some other brand, maybe from Moolit Beauty or The ordinary.

Have you ever used any Rosehip oil  if yes, then from which brand?  Do let me know in the comment section below.

About the Author


Shivani Shekhawat is a content writer who loves all things beauty. She is skincare junkie and a lipstick lover. She also runs her own blog Lace Your Beauty where she shares her brutal honest views on various skincare and makeup.
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12 Jul 2019

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15+ Paraben free face cream with SPF

We have been hearing about the paraben free products often these days. Moreover we even have paraben free cosmetics taking over the beauty market. Why are people taking paraben free products seriously and do we really have paraben free products? Let's see what the buzz is about.

Parabens are synthetic compounds used in health and beauty products, which work as preservatives and prevent the growth of mold and bacteria in a product. Preservatives increase the shlef life of a product thereby inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, and Ethylparaben are the most commonly used parabens in skin care products as well as makeup.


The chemical structure of parabens resembles that of estrogen which get absorbed into your skin. So, parabens can mimic the effects of estrogen. Studies haven't completely proved the effects of paraben on human body but people are being safe rather than being sorry.

Now coming to the paraben free face cream with SPF topic, SPF is inevitable, if we don't want our skin  to suffer the after effects of harmful sunrays, UV rays. So using a paraben free face cream with added benefits of SPF is like a cherry on the cake. Using an SPF moisturiser is important not just in the summers but all round the year Protecting the skin is a key step for a happy, healthy looking complexion! So let's take a look at the list of paraben free face cream with spf.


  1. Mamaearth day cream with SPF 20+
  2. Organic Harvest Day Cream
  3. Biobloom Sunscreen & Day Protect Lotion
  4. O3+ Radiant Whitening Day Cream SPF 30 Brightening and Whitening
  5. Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF 15
  6. O3+ Mattifying Gel Cream Spf 50 
  7. Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF 50
  8. Mixify Unloc Power Duo Day & Night Cream
  9. Himalaya Herbals Youth Eternity Day Cream SPF 15
  10. Forest Essentials Light Day Lotion Lavender & Neroli SPF 25
  11. Plum Grape Seed and Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream SPF 30
  12. Forest Essentials Light Day Lotion Madurai Jasmine & Mogra SPF 25
  13. Lotus Organics Divine Nutritive Crème SPF 20
  14. Lotus Organics Divine Nutritive Hydrating Lotion SPF20
  15. O3+ Plunge Natural Radiance Glow Cream SPF 15
  16. Plum Day-Light Sunscreen Spf 35 Pa+++
  17. Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Moisturizing Cream SPF25
  18. Soultree Sun Protection Cream with Aloe and Green Tea SPF 30

Mamaearth Natural Radiance Day Cream with SPF 20+

Mamaearth Natural Radiance day cream is a light-weight, non- greasy daily moisturizing day cream. It has a fast absorbing it gives softer, smoother and healthier skin with no white cast. It deeply nourishes the skin without making your skin feel oily or sticky. SPF 20 helps protect skin against harmful sun exposure and UVA / UVB rays. It has Moringa oil and Rice Bran Oil, which protect the skin from harmful pollutants and sun rays. Pomegranate oil in the cream is responsible for hydrating and maintaining the moisture in the skin without any greasy effect. The cream is free from all harmful toxins such as parabens, mineral oil, silicone etc. This would be a good paraben free moisturizer for oily skin.
Price - 599 INR for 50ml


Organic Harvest Daily Day Cream

Organic Harvest Daily Day Cream with SPF 30 has a pretty good formula, which protects and minimizes the harm caused by sun rays. Magnesium salts and Natural Moisturizing Factors purify the skin, keeping it fresh and supple. It is a 100% oil-free cream, which also purifies the skin cells to increase their longevity and helps your skin stay young and well cared.
Price - 1195 INR for 50gms

Biobloom Sunscreen & Day Protect Lotion

Biobloom's Sunscreen & Day Protect Lotion is enriched with Liquorice & Carrot Seed Oil. This Paraben Free Sunscreen is free from all toxic chemicals and protects the skin from external factors. Liquorice protects against sunlight and UV Rays and Carrot Seed provides protein and Vitamin E to the skin.
Price - 350 INR for 100ml

O3+ Radiant Whitening Day Cream SPF 30

This Light weight cream is easy to spread and penetrates into the skin quickly without feeling sticky or greasy. It boosts radiance and glow of the skin while providing a broad spectrum sun protection. The skin immediately looks visibly brighter and moisturized. After 7-8 weeks of using this cream, pigmented spots shrink and fade, the numbers of spots look visibly reduced, and skin reveals a softer and smoother texture. It is formulated & designed in Italy, by world class dermatologists to suit Indian skin type.
Price - 1050 INR for 50gms

Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF 15

This Light Moisturiser is convenient, combining moisturising and protecting ingredients to help care for your skin, moreover it is suitable even for sensitive skin. It contains no artificial colours or perfumes and no harsh chemicals. It contains Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Glycerin, Allantoin, Bisabol and SPF15.
Price - 395 INR for 125ml

O3+ Mattifying Gel Cream SPF 50

The O3+ Mattifying gel cream with SPF 50 helps in controlling excess sebum while providing the skin brightening  and sun protection. The cream has a light gel based formula that provides sun protection without giving an oily or greasy feeling to the skin. It gives a matte feel to the non greasy & whitening formula. It is highly suitable for oily skin and has matte gel formula, which is easy to absorb. It is formulated in Italy by dermatologists. This would be a perfect choice as a paraben free moisturizer for oily skin.
Price - 445 INR for 50gms


Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF 50

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream  has a micro-emulsion formula that helps distribute the sunscreen more evenly onto your skin. It gives a smooth, matte effect without a white cast. While the SPF protects your skin from the sunrays, the special blend of antioxidants help your skin fight the harmful effects of UV.
Features
  • Chamomile soothes and calms skin during and after sun exposure
  • Antioxidant-rich white tea, Gingko biloba and olive leaf extracts help skin fight free radical damage.
  • A little quantity of cream provides full coverage.
  • Soothing fragrance that calms your senses (phthalate-free)
Price - 520 INR for 60ml


Mixify Unloc Power Duo Day & Night Cream

Mixify Unloc Power Duo Day & Night Cream is of a kind product having both day cream andnight cream in a single jar. This single jar of Day & Night cream makes travelling skincare essentials easy. It is formulated for both women and men. It gives a glow and has anti ageing benefits for the skin. DAY CREAM with SPF 50 is extremely light weight and has a non sticky formula with Vitamin B3, Berberry Extract, Noni Extract and Almond Oil. NIGHT CREAM is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Aquaxil, Vitamin B3 & E, Coconut Oil and extracts of Orange, Yogurt Whey, Cilantro & Bitter Melon
Price- 549 INR for 45 gms each

Himalaya Herbals Youth Eternity Day Cream SPF 15

Himalaya Herbals Youth Eternity Day Cream has a light, non-sticky and fast-absorbing Youth Eternity Day Cream helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines and re-plumps your skin, leaving it looking healthier and younger.  It is infused with Edelweiss Plant Stem Cell Technology that improves skin hydration and boosts elasticity
Price- 499 INR for 50ml

Forest Essentials Light Day Lotion Lavender & Neroli SPF 25

Forest Essentials Light Day Lotion Lavender & Neroli contains pure Lavender water, which has therapeutic and calming effect on your skin. The nourishing oat kernel extract and stimulating Neroli Oil, heal and rejuvenate the skin. Yashad Bhasma, a natural sunscreen and herb infused derivative is the source of SPF 25, which offers protection from harsh rays of the Sun.
Price - 2025 INR for 40ml

Plum Grape Seed and Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream SPF 30

Plum Grape Seed and Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream is good  combination of sun protection, everyday hydration and nourishment for the skin. It lends easily, stays light and long. It gives a non patchy and no white cast after application. It contains healing sea buckthorn oil & nourishing grape seed oil. This Light Stay Day Cream is the perfect blend of natural protection, light texture and pleasant skin feel.
Price - 475 INR for 60ml

Forest Essentials Light Day Lotion Madurai Jasmine & Mogra SPF 25

Forest Essentials Light Day Lotion Madurai Jasmine & Mogra  is a light daytime moisturizer containing Jasmine which tones and evens out the skin. Mogra, which is a lightly scented variety of Jasmine, has a soothing effect on sensitive skin. Yashad Bhasma a natural sunscreen and herb infused derivative is the source of SPF 25, which offers protection from the harsh rays of the Sun.
Price - 2025 INR for 40ml


Lotus Organics Divine Nutritive Crème SPF 20

Lotus Organics+ Divine Nutritive Creme is fortified with 'nutritious super food'- Irish moss which has the ability to alter your skin. This crème provides your skin the right amount of nurturing and protection it deserves. SPF 20 protects the skin from the harmful UV rays. Skin is moistured, soothed and purified at the same time. Imagine paraben free face cream with spf along with organic ingredients.
Price - 725 INR for 50gms

Lotus Organics Divine Nutritive Hydrating Lotion SPF20

Lotus Organics Divine Nutritive Hydrating Lotion is an ntensely hydrating lotion filled with nutrients. It is enriched with a super food - Irish moss. It quickly melts into the skin and protect it against water loss. It not only nourishes the skin but also reveals natural radiance. The formula has 100% certified organic actives.
Price - 595 INR for 50ml


O3+ Plunge Natural Radiance Glow Cream SPF 15

O3+ Plunge Natural Radiance Glow is a multi tasking cream with SPF 15 that gives skin an instant glow & vibrancy. It has vitamin rich Pomegranate extracted from the tropics. It gives a glow to the skin and evens out the skin tone. The oil free formula absorbs easily into the skin without making it greasy or oily.
Price - 740 INR for 50gms


Plum Day-Light Sunscreen SPF 35 Pa+++

Plum Day-Light Sunscreen has an airy, non-comedogenic formula, which doesn't leave a white cast. The product is fortified with Aloe juice, calendula extract, Green-tea, Niacinamide, Argan oil and plant betain.  Aloe juice and calendula extract calm irritated skin whereas Green-tea provides antioxidant and has acne-fighting ability. Niacinamide helps even out skin ton. The product is quite travel-friendly and is housed in easy-to-use flip-top cap packaging. All Plum products are paraben free so this is undoubtedly a good paraben free face cream with spf.
Price - 575 INR for 50ml


Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Moisturizing Cream SPF25

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Moisturizing Cream is a 24H rich hydrating cream. Although the claims seem to tall, it leaves the skin visibly plumper, soft and radiant with beauty. The formula of this cream is tested under dermatological supervision and is especially developed for Normal to dry skin. It has botanical based ingredients such as maple sugar extract, organic agave sap extract, betaine, organic shea butter, organic witch hazel water.
Price - 950 INR for 50ml


Soultree Sun Protection Cream with Aloe and Green Tea SPF 30

Soultree Sun Protection Cream has Olive Oil and Green Tea extracts, which help in resisting harmful effects of UV rays.  Aloe Vera gives a soothing as well as hydrating effect to the skin whereas Vitamin E extract, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil and Carrot Seed Oil are rich in antioxidants, which protect the skin. It is free of complex chemical UV filters and is suitable for Dry to Normal Skin. Soultree products do not contain Parabens, Silicones, Lead, DEA/TEA, Phtalates, SLS/SLES, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Fragrance. Soultree products are Certified 'Natural' by BDIH, Germany. This is one of the best paraben free face cream with spf.
Price - 650 INR for 100gms

So we hope this list of paraben free face cream with spf is useful for you and we again remind you to use SPF regularly.

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9 Jul 2019

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Raw Beauty Deodorizing Underarm Salve Review

Hey my lovelies!  How's monsoon treating you all? I love this season but hate the humidity it brings. Well today I'm here with a different product, a different summer essential "Raw Beauty Deodorizing Underarms Salve". Raw beauty is a Clean brand based in Jalandhar which makes Body Care Products Made With Organic Ingredients and run by Sunayana Walia . This Underarm salve comes in three variants- "naughty" ,"happy" and "Epsom salt and clay". I chose naughty because it has spicy woody fragrance. so without wasting time let's jump to the review.


Price- 390 INR for 35 gms.

Shelf life- Best before 9 months from Mfg Date.

Availability- To place your order @rawbeauty2018 DM her on Instagram or whatsapp).

Ingredients- Organic coconut oil, Pure unrefined beeswax, Organic arrowroot powder, Naturally occurring baking soda, Pure essential oils of Clove, Patchouli, Cedar wood.



How to use- Take a tiny pinch and rub on your clean underarms after bath. In winters, take pinch and rub between your fingers to melt and apply.

Packaging- It comes in a tiny transparent glass jar which is tightly secured with a screw cap golden in color. Also it comes with an information card which has everything mentioned in it about the salve.

My experience  with Raw Beauty Deodorizing Underarms Salve
I bought this salve in last November end but didn't use it regularly because it was winter time. Now I'm using it from last 3 months consistently. It smells of clove and some light woody fragrance. If you have sensitive nose do not worry, the fragrance is very mild. This amazing mild clove fragrance stays for whole day. Well some people might not like this clove fragrance. One can opt of other 2 available variants. Now coming to it's efficiency, it does what it claims. I'm someone who neither sweat much nor less. For me it controls sweat for the whole day and fragrance also lingers throughout the day though very mild but yes it does stays. Texture is creamy so a little pinch of the product glides smoothly onto skin. It does not feel sticky or uncomfortable at all. The moment you apply it it just sets with the underarm skin. It Feels like a comfortable transparent layer of good fragrance which absorbs sweat like magic ( I like this clove scent a lot). Now talking about the Ingredients, arrowroot powder  helps all the active ingredients to penetrate the upper levels of our skin as it has amazing moisture absorbing qualities. Coconut oil helps reduce inflammation, keeps skin moisturized and also has antimicrobial properties which  protect the skin from harmful bacteria. Essential oils like clove, patchouli oil and cedar wood are present for the fragrance purpose but all of them have their own benefits. Patchouli oil helps soothe inflammation. So next time you go for waxing or shaving you know you have patchouli oil. Cedar wood  oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties whereas clove oil  which is rich in antioxidants and also in antibacterial properties. Last but not the least our very own and well known baking soda is a good exfoliator. Now let's conclude some pros and cons.


Pros of Raw Beauty Deodorizing Underarms Salve

  • Inhibits bacteria.
  • Absorbs sweat.
  • All natural.
  • Prevents bad body order.
  • Cheap ( a little goes long way).
  • Mild fragrance.
  • Controls sweat for whole day long.
  • Non- sticky.
  • Creamy texture

Cons of Raw Beauty Deodorizing Underarms Salve

  • May be availability

Will I Recommend Raw Beauty Deodorizing Underarms Salve?
YES! do buy this if you love using chemical free products or are sensitive to chemical laden deodorants. Don't let the quantity and price mislead you. This 25 gms will last you for more than 4 months if used daily. My lovely people skin under your arms is very thin and usually sensitive (regular shaving/waxing) so do not torture it with chemical laden deodorants.

Do you guys use natural deodorants? do let me know in the comment section below.

About the Author


Shivani Shekhawat is a content writer who loves all things beauty. She is skincare junkie and a lipstick lover. She also runs her own blog Lace Your Beauty where she shares her brutal honest views on various skincare and makeup.
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6 Jul 2019

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What Is Skin Fasting? It’s Time to Give Your Skin A Break!

Skincare Industry is growing day by day with the increase in demand of skincare products. With the increase in demand, the brands are being pushed or forced to bring in new launches with each passing month or week. How many times have you, yourself as a skincare fanatic said "I need something different, something revolutionary in skincare", many times right!? I am no different, I am exactly the same as you are, if I check some new products (ignoring the fact that how luxurious packaging is or not) I get tempted to buy them, especially if the ingredients are different or it's entirely a different blend of ingredients.


Coming back to the topic, a latest skincare trend which is doing rounds is Skin Fasting. Yes, it's similar to the fasting which we follow for body fasting. For body fasting we consume certain foods or juices apart instead of the normal food we intake. Similarly in case of skincare, we fast the skin that is we don't apply anything to the skin. Now there maybe a little bit of alterations in the skin fasting depending on how well your skin responds to or reacts to the skincare fasting. Let's see how skin fasting is done and should you do a skin fasting!

What is Skin Fasting?
Skin Fasting means fasting the skin from the skincare products for a certain period of time so that the skin breathes and takes care of itself. The underlying thought or motive behind Skin Fasting is that the skin needs a break and heals and repairs on it's own (which is very true!!). Our body or mind needs a break on a regular basis in order to function in a proper manner and skin is nothing different. The term Skin Fasting was originally conceived by Mirai Clinical, a Japanese Brand.

How to do Skin Fasting?
Skin Fasting may include ditching the intensive 10 Step skincare routine or ditching the entire routine entirely. Experts believe in using cleansers and moisturizers while on skincare fasting instead of following an extensive routine of toner, serum, moisturizer, sealant, eye cream and all. For those who follow a simple routine of CTM may choose to follow just cleansing and ditch the toning and moisturizing step. Skincare Experts suggest using the sunscreen during skin fasting, although it's a personal call. Some experts also suggest that night cream and eye cream are an indispensable part of your skincare routine, no matter what!

How often to do Skin Fasting?
Again this is a tricky question to answer. Skin Fasting is done for a minimum of 1-4 days in a month and may go up to doing it the whole month. It again depends on your lifestyle, skin condition and your skincare routine. Some beauties may be comfortable with ditching the entire routine for 1-4 days and some may choose to follow just cleansing and eye routine for 1-4 days. It's all about your skin, so you need to decide and check how well your skin responds to the Skin Fasting and follow it accordingly.

My personal experience
In Nov 2017, I had fractured my leg and was on bed rest for 2 months which automatically got me into Skin Fasting mode. To be honest, during those 2 months all I did was wipe my face with a lukewarm water. I didn't experience big cystic acne which other wise I get even after following a good skincare routine.

Should you do a Skin Fasting?
The most important question is Should you do a Skin Fasting? If you are someone who is using a lot of products and still thinking about how to get your skincare game on point, it's time to give Skin Fasting a go. Skin Fasting is not only a method of fasting the skin but also about checking how your skin feels after you stop using certain products. If your skin has stopped breaking out after stopping the products, it's time to trash those products. Skin Fasting was also coined as a term in order to reduce the number of products you use. So if you are into an extensive routine, try Skin Fasting and see how it feels. It was also coined as a term to save money, so you might actually save some bucks by following Skin Fasting. For some people Skin Fasting may actually cause flare ups, so such audience can skip Skin Fasting and continue using their products.

The bottom line
Skin Fasting is the latest trend on the internet to fast the skin of skincare products and routine so as to give it a break and help it heal and repair on it's own. The time duration for Skin Fasting can be anything from 1-4 days to a month or weeks. Also skin Fasting is not for everyone and can be followed depending on your current routine and products being used.

Have you every tried Skin Fasting, purposefully or accidentally? Let me know in the comments section.
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5 Jul 2019

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Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask Review

Juicy Chemistry is a brand which is certified organic and not only is actually organic but also stands true to it's values. Juicy Chemistry brand I haven't explored much, maybe due to high price but the products speak for themselves in terms of quality and efficiency. Today am reviewing Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask which was gifted to me by Archana of IBeautySpy.com

Let's head to the review straight away


Brand Claims and Ingredients


Packaging
The packaging is simple plastic SAN jar which has an inner lid. When I received the product the inner lid was separate which needs to be used later. Somehow I lost the inner lids but never had a problem without them. The transparent jars makes the see through easy and helps in checking the quantity easy.

Texture, Fragrance
The mask is powder form and texture is that of finely milled oats. If you have ever used oats you would know how difficult it is to apply an even layer of mask. The fragrance is that of tea tree and isn't much over powering. The powder mask is very versatile in nature and can be used in multiple ways.



My experience
I started using the mask in the month of June 2019. I wasn't getting much acne during this period but I do get zits once in a while. I used the mask regularly for 3 weeks (weekly thrice) and could notice a considerable difference in the reduced size of my zits. With their regular treatment I could see that I didn't get any big size cystic acne, which I usually get around that time of my cycle. Also the mask makes the skin very soft and even toned after each use. When applied as a mask, after fully drying out it doesn't make the skin stretchy or doesn't dry it out.

Now coming to the versatility, since the mask isn't easy to apply in an uniform layer on the skin I was often getting crazy while using it. Sometimes I would scoop more than required amount, sometimes I would scoop less product. Sometime my mask would fall in the sink in a bid to apply an even layer of mask, sometimes I would mix more than required amount of water in it. Also since the mask is majorly made up of oats, mixing with water is also a task. So coming to the point, whenever I used to scoop less quantity of product I would use it as a cleanser. Whenever I scooped more than required amount, I applied a thick layer of the product. Sometimes I have use as a cleanser cum mask, using small circular motions on face and leaving it as is for 4-5 minutes and wash off.

I must say no matter which way I used Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask, it never every failed to show effects on my zits and thankfully it did prevent my cystic acne. Rather I didn't experience a single cystic acne while I was using Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask. The only down side I would think of it is that it doesn't work on blackheads and whiteheads as mentioned in the claims. Apart from this I would highly suggest to get the Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask if you experience acne often, big or small size it will tackle all of them.

Overall speaking I would say Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask is best charcoal mask for acne.


Price, Shelf Life and Availability - 450 INR for 25 gms, shelf life of 6 months. Available online on Amazon.in, Nykaa.com and Juicy Chemistry website and app

Recommendation
I would highly recommend Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask if you are facing acne often and need a good solution. The price point of the product is high since the brand uses Eco-cert certified organic ingredients only. Moreover the packaging has been renewed and you get a glass jar packaging. Overall speaking worth every penny spent on Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask 👌.
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3 Jul 2019

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June 2019 Hauls + PR Packages

Hello there,

It's been a long time since I posted a haul and PR package post, in fact I have never done it. I usually buy one or two products per month these days since am unable to finish off the stuff. June was quite a relaxing month for me, many of you might be knowing I got operated in the month of May so June wasn't hectic in terms of my shop and blog front. I bought a couple of products which I was planning to buy since long and I resisted buying these products since months. So I finally gave into the temptation and bought a couple of things. I will also be reviewing the products so am not being entirely selfish 😉. Let's dive in



Greenie Mill  Mangosteen and Moringa Cleansing Balm
I have been into double cleansing now and I wanted to try out the best balms available. If you read my blog regularly you would know I like almost all Greenie Mill Products. I have also used Mangosteen Beauty drops and love them.

Prithvi The Earth Is Our Muse Hemp Balm
I already own a handful of Prithvi products, lip balm, Rosehip cleansing balm and a detox mask. When Ishani posted a picture of the Hemp balm I couldn't resist buying it. She was also kind enough to send me a sample of her detox mask.

Burst Of Happyness What a Girl Wants Cleanser
Burst Of Happyness What a Girl Wants Cleanser I have already reviewed it on my blog when I used it in December 2015. Honestly speaking I liked it way too much but didn't get a chance to buy it again. So when Burst Of Happyness had a sale I immediately grabbed it.

Raw Beauty Back to Basics Hair Cleanser
Raw Beauty products were on my wishlist since long, to be honest since a year. Since I myself make powder cleansers, I didn't buy any powder cleanser from them, since I tend to use any left over cleansers I make. So I thought of giving Back To Basics a try. I have been using Satthwa Argan Oil Shampoo since one year and wanted to try something more eco friendly than it.

Raw Beauty Restore Banana And Moringa Hair Mask
Raw Beauty Hair Mask was also on my wishlist and I thought of picking it up since shipping charges for Back to Basics is high. I have used the hair mask only once so cannot comment on it, I want to give some more weeks before I review it for you guys.

Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum
Ilana Organics brand I wanted to try and what better way to try when you get a coupon code from Qtrove Website. I ordered the Ilana Organics Clarifying Face Serum as it's meant for oily acne prone skin and helps curb the breakouts. I have been regularly using it ever since receiving and will be posting the review super soon


Let's get to get PR packages I received in the month of June 2019

Puremie Skincare face wash
Puremie Handmade Skincare got in touch with me on Instagram for review purpose. I willingly asked them to send the Green Tea Face Wash. I am using it on and off and happy with the results so far.

Puremie Skincare Aloe Gel
Puremie Handmade Skincare was kind enough to send me the aloe gel also with the face wash. I haven't used it yet, will soon try some DIYs and post the review.

Organic Gypsy Soul Moisturizer
Organic Gypsy Soul is another brand who got in touch with me for reviews and sent me two products that is moisturizer and anti acne mask. The moisturizer is amazing and I haven't been able to stop myself from using the moisturizer.

Organic Gypsy Soul Anti Acne Mask
The anti acne mask from Organic Gypsy Soul I have tried once so far and haven't been able to use more than expected so cannot review it immediately.

Urvi Naturals Rose+Vetiver Mist
Urvi Naturals sent me their new launches for review purpose. I love the Rose+Vetiver Mist more than the Rose+Chamomile Mist. I will soon reveal why I feel so.

Urvi Naturals Rose+ Chamomile Mist
Another great mist for using instead of toner and I have also found out a good way to use other than skincare. Will soon be posting about my thoughts on the mists by Urvi Naturals.

So that's all I have received in the month of June 2019. I know I have spent money like anything on the above products, but I badly wanted to try out the brands and so the splurging . I will be posting back to back reviews on the blog this month so make sure you stay tuned for the same.
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2 Jul 2019

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Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color “Crimson Silk” Review, Swatch

Guest Post

Hey you all beautiful people! Welcome me to Skincare Villa 💓 . I’m a huge lipstick lover infact for me makeup means lipstick only. So Today I’m sharing  one of my favourite red shade with you all. Today I’m going to share my views on Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color “Crimson Silk”. Shade is really gorgeous but what I loved the most is it’s texture and finish. So let’s start with the review without wasting time.

Price- INR 625 for 9g

Availability- It is easily available both online and offline. You can by from here . Nykaa, Amazon, Flipkart. ( Get these when there’s an offer because they are usually on 20-40% off every now and then).



Ingredients- PVP/Hexadecene copolymer, Nylon powder, Cyclomethicon.


What it says- This new generation matte mousse feels incredibly weightless to wear all day, giving your lips a powdery matte finish and your cheeks a blush that completes your 9 to 5 look.

Packaging- It comes in a very basic 9 to 5 range packaging with beige cylindrical bottom and rose gold top. shade name is written at the bottom of the tube. The applicator is doe-foot shaped and has a slight pointy top. I’m in love with the applicator. It has a hole in the center which helps to take nice amount of product.

My Experience with Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color “Crimson Silk”
Red is such a shade which suits almost everyone and is a must have. This shade crimson silk is a deep red and not a bright shade which will flatter many skin tones. I am honestly amazed by the texture and finish. It is super light on lips, just like it’s name “matte mousse” it glides very smoothly and dreamy on lips and cheeks as well. But remember to scrub your lips beforehand  for more smooth and even application. The fragrance of the lipstick is very similar to vanilla and caramel ( I don’t like caramel fragrances :/ ) but the sweet smell stays for 3-4 minutes only ( I’m glad).

Now talking about it’s staying power , it’s not long. Stays for 3-4 hours with food and starts fading after that and this particular shade leaves a pinkish stain on lips. But the good thing is , it fades nicely without giving you weird dry lines in the inner corner of your lips (I hope you all are getting what I’m trying to say lol). Now last point but the most important when comes to liquid lipstick is it’s consistency. This beauty is thin in consistency and doesn’t looks patchy or uneven. You can use this range as a blush as well and it blends like a dream without making your cheeks oily or dry. On cheeks it stays for nice 6-7 hours.




Pros Of Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color “Crimson Silk”

  • Very comfortable on lips (more than NYX SMLC).
  • Does not dry your lips.
  • Super light on lips and cheeks.
  • Stays 4-5 hours ( I know this is not great but guys even after fading it doesn’t look embarrassing is fades like a lip balm! yes.)
  • Very easy to apply.
  • Reapplication is quite good, won’t make it look cakey.
  • Gives a beautiful powdery finish.
  • Will flatter many all skin tones.


Cons Of Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color “Crimson Silk”

  • Need to check shade name at the bottom of the tube.
  • Tube is not transparent, so we don’t get an idea of how much product is left.
  • Takes 5-6 minutes to turn into complete powdery matte.
  • Leaves a stain. (Some people might not like it.)


Will I Recommend Lakme 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color “Crimson Silk”
Absolutely yes! Texture and Shade is really amazing guys. Buy one shade and I’m so sure you won’t stop with just one.

What is your favourite red liquid matte lipstick? I’m on a serious hunt to try matte lipsticks from different brand. So do let me know your favourites in the comment section below.


About the Author


Shivani Shekhawat is a content writer who loves all things beauty. She is skincare junkie and a lipstick lover. She also runs her own blog Lace Your Beauty where she shares her brutal honest views on various skincare and makeup.
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