Friday, 28 February 2014

Products that got emptied in February

I know I should have posted it yesterday but still I am not that late. Actually this month I have not used much products. Just a shower gel, a roll-on and some other random products.
1. Flama Di Willa shower gel in mild dew
Its a decent product for the price it offers. But the beads in it are useless and the fragrance doesnt stay for long.

2. Sure Dry Shield Roll On
After Nivea Roll on I bagged my hands on this. This fared on me well except that white patches on my skin.

3. Patanjali rosewater
Again a rosewater.. I am getting addicted to it now.

4. Lakme kajal
This one is not as good as lotus kajal but still I managed to finish it up.

5. Lakme lash artist mascara
This mascara from lakme did not curl up my lashes as the maybelline hypercurl one. Still its good. But a little pricey.

6. Ponds BB cream
As I mentioned earlier, this has been a great cream for me. Can also be used as a primer for applying eyeshadows.

So this month was a mix of good and average products for me. Lets see what march brings in stock for me

Joy skin fruits softening fruit pack

I have tried fruit face pack from Lotus, the frujuvinate one and that was good. But it took me a long long time to finish it up and thus I got kinda bored with that.
The skincare junkie in me was shouting for a new face pack and SA convinced me to try this out. Lets see how it fared.

Reinforces your skin's resisting capablity to environmental stress. Removes impurities along with excess oils. Reveals instant brighter complexion. Improves blood circulation and skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Skin gets firmer, nourished, hydrated and rejuvinated. Skin feels alive, refreshed,smoith,moist,super clear and silky soft. (omg that was too much).
Apple is rich in antioxidants, provides vitamin A,B,C and E. Acts as toner, cleanser and an excellent antioxidant for skin to fight wrinkles.

Rupees 65 for 60 ml. Great.

Not too thick not too runny. Perfect for a face pack

Aqua, kaolin, glycerine Fullers earth, Steraic Acid Glyceryl Monostearate Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone Mineral Oil, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Parabben Wheatgerm Oil, Carboxy Methyl Cellulose Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Triehanalamine, Sodium Laruryl Sulphate, carbomer, Phenoxyethanol Fragrance, Apple extract

It is a white coloured tube with red flip cap. Easy to carry tube.

My take
This is a great face pack. For the price it offers, it can be compared to lotus herbals Frujuvinate and this wins. It was stinging a bit but thats what all fruit face packs do. It brightened my complexion. I felt my skin to be smooth,glowing and happy..

I recommend everyone to try these facepacks. They have it in 4-5 variants. I give it a 4.5 out of 5. I wish it came with less chemicals. Overall I am happy

Maintaining a blog diary

Okay I know that I am old fashioned, I know I can use my phone for this purpose but you see keeping a diary for the blog makes it special in its own way. Writing makes my flow of thoughts faster.

This diary would maintain my pending posts to be put up, reviews that needs to be done,list of emails to be maintained, names of other blogs, pictures to be clicked and everything about the blog.

I just wrote my name and the name of blog. Did not start scribbling yet. But having a physical status of an electronic space is all so special.

Oh by the way,I just brought some highlighters and new pens from flair. I love Flair for its awessome collection of pens.

Do you maintain a blog diary?


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Thought of the day

Ego and attidude stand nowhere. Humble and sweet people are noticed everywhere. You need to make a lasting impression before you leave

Patanjali Aloevera Gel

Hello friends. I know you will kill me for coming up once again with patanjali but I just cant help it.. No No, they have not bribed me either. This time its their aloevera gel which is being reviewed.

Let me say that it is a must have in your stash. If you still dont have it, go and grab it now. I swearly swear by this product. Why? Read on..

1. My hands got burnt severely when I was cooking (okay I accept I am a bad cook) the first thing that I applied was this gel. OMG, that was an instant relief man. You must have it for emergencies.

2. It is a flip cap tube priced at rupees 75 for 150 ml. What else do we need?

3. Easy to carry and travel friendly.

4. Provides an instant cooling effect to skin. Love it.

5. When I apply it at night, I wake up with a bright smooth skin in the morning.

6. I use it as a massage cream for my homemade facials.

7. When I get my eyebrows threaded, I apply this gel instead of any astringent. Not only it cools but it also soothes my sensitive skin.

8. If I get any rash on my skin, this gel is my saviour.

9. I uuse this gel in everything, be it facepacks, hairpacks, manicure, pedicure and what not.

10. It feels sticky on my skin for first 5 minutes but after that it gets absorbed completely.

11. It contains 90% of aloevera gel. Not purely natural but you cant have it without any preservatives.

12. The gel has it own added colour which is not required.

13. It has got vitamin E. So there is added benefit also.

Go and grab this product immediately.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

This is not an end, its just a new beginning

Sorry for not updating. I had my cs final results today and sadly I did not clear. But this is not an end for me. Well it was not that I did not study for exams or something else bugged me, it is nothing but just a phase of life. I know I have thd knowledge and I will make it big someday. Life prepares for its success story only after facing failures.

I just dont know what else to write. Only I can say I will be back with a bang..

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Difference between a toner and an astringent

While searching in google I came through many writeups. Some say that rosewater can be used as a toner and some say rosewater can be used as an astringent. They even explain how to make rosewater toner or rosewater astringent. And bammm.. Both the preparations are the same.. so whats the basic difference between the two???

Astringents and toners are similar in the fact that they help absorb excess oil and make sure the
skin doesn’t look shiny. Still, they are a little different from each other.
The main difference lies between the two is that astringents have alcohol content in them while toners do not contain alcohol.. To know the basic difference between skin toner and astringents is to know hot to treat your skin properly.

Astringent helps tighten the pores, acting as a guard from bacteria or oil that could penetrate the pores and cause acne pimples. People with acne prone skin must use astringents but people with sensitive skin should atay away from it. Witch hazel is the best natural astringent. Dry skin should always stay away from toners.

Some toners, called fresheners, work similarly to astringents by tightening the skin, but they are
made of ingredients like caffeine and green tea instead of alcohol. Toners normally consist of moisturizers, oils and extracts that help soothe and hydrate your skin. So hydration is the main key that toners provide. Toners can be used even on sensitive skin because they are natural. These can be used by all skin types so they are a must have.

Both toners and astringents have the same purpose. They serve as a cleanser. Both men and women can use toners or astringents. Nowadays, there are already lots of toner or astringent products that are designated for men which mean that men are becoming more
conscious about their skin and to their whole appearance as well.

Thought of the day

Other people take us the way we want ourselves to be taken by them. If you show your good side you will perceived to be good, if you show your bad side you will be perceived to be bad. Choice is all yours..

Friday, 21 February 2014

Currently hooked into

I am back with another post in this series.. Here it goes...

1. I have used anklet socks throughout winter season and still eyeing to wear it more in summers. So comfortable, so cool. Brought it from Emami market.

2. I am digging into so so so many lip products right now. Mainly lip balms and lip glosses.. bliss...

3. Tressemme conditioner. I tried them in sachets and they are awessome. Looking forward to buy a huge bottle.

4. Brought this earings long back but they got lost. Yesterday I found them lying in a pouch.. looking forward to wear them..

So this is all about my loving list right now.

What are you digging in at the moment?

Biotique Bio Margosa Shampoo Review

Hi girls, how are you doing? This time I have come up with a shampoo from Biotique. This brand is well known in making great natural skincare products. Read furthur to know how this shampoo fared on me.

It is priced at rupees 150 for 210ml and rupees 99 for 120ml.

This refreshing formula eliminates the dryness,flaking and itching associated with dandruff. The natural sap of the Margosa tree along with Euphorbia and Bhringraj help to eliminate dandruff and scalp infections. Deep cleanses scalp and hair, leaving hair lustrous and
manageable. This soothing formula blends the natural sap of the margosa and euphorbia trees
with the bhringraj herb, to help fight and control dandruff. Relieves scalp dryness, flaking and irritation. Special pH balanced formula is gentle enough for use every day. It offers clean, manageable and shining hair.

Ganghak (Sulphur)3.0%,Neem(Azadirachia
indica)5.0%,Chotidudhi (Euphorbia thymi folia)
2.0%, Bhringraj (Eclipta erecta)4.0%, Ritha
(Sapindus mukorossi)3.0%, Lotion base Q.S.
Natural Sap of Margosa Tree.

This shampoo comes is a boring biotique packaging. The packaging is very bad and not at all travel friendly. It is a green coloured screw cap without and nozzle. So high chances of splitting the shampoo..

The fragrance reminds me of clinic plus shampoo. Well no complaints.

This is available at all stores which stock up on biotique goods..

My take
Now here comes the twist. Dont take it as a normal shampoo.
*it works on eliminating dandruff. I mean I have used it in hot summer months and it kept my dandruff away throughout the season. It gave me a very fresh feeling. It have oily scalp.

*it comes with conditioner. So I dont need conditioner with this.

* it makes my hair soft.

*it does not lather much but thats good because it prooves that it is herbal.

*It is ph balanced shampoo so I dont have to worry even if I use it everyday

I give it a 4.8 out of 5 for its poor packaging.

Nivea fruity shine cherry lip balm review

I have tried nivea lip balm in pomegranate flavour and then tried the maybelline lip balm in berry crush. And now I am having this with me. Read furthur to know more about this lip balm.

It is priced at Rupees 145 but I brought it for Rupees 130 for 4.8 gm..

*With innovative moisture store
*With fruit extracts and
shimmering pigments
*Skin compatibility
*dematologically approved
*Protects your lips against
harmful UVA & UVB ray

It is a normal lip balm packaging which is easy to use and travel friendly.

This lip balm imparts a reddish tint on lips which looks very natural

I did not feel any fragrance in this balm. Maybe its a very very faint cherry smell.

Widely available.

My take
This lip balm is good for daily usage. It glides smoothly on lip. I found it more tinted than maybelline ones but less tinted as compared to nivea fruity shine pomegranate.

Since it has spf 10 it also has sun protection. I am not very satisfied since my mind was taken away by pomegranate one but this is very fine. It imparts good colour and thus I am happy with it. I must say nivea makes awessome lip balms..

I give it a 4 out of 5..


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Ponds BB cream review

You know what my exams are about to start from monday and still my mind is running with blog ideas. Silly mind..anyways this time I am talking about an awesome product which has transformed my mind.
Read furthur to know more..

It is priced at rupees 69 for 9gms. The bigger tube comes at rupees 135.

Only one shade is there. Bad

It has a great packaging with silver nozzle and white coloured body. Good packaging I must say. You cannot make out that this is from ponds.

A very faint smell that belongs to ponds. No problem with it.

Clinically proven to lighten skin tone and reduce dark spots, GenWhite™ Formula is enriched with a powerful mix of Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Allantoin and advanced superior sunscreen protection.

My take
Well it comes with 30 PA++ which is great for a bb cream. It feels light and give a very bright glow. It instantly covers my spots and is very very effective in comparison to garnier BB cream.. Loved it for the price.. Basically I have no complaints from this cream. Full 5 for this product which is unexpected from ponds

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Oriflame Very Me Peach Me Perfect Skinglow Review

This time I am back with another oriflame product. For me this brand is like hit or miss. But you cannot ignore this brand completely.
Read furthur to know more about this skinglow cream.

Rupees 298 for 30ml. Which is not fair. I got it for 250 at a discount. Still quantity is less.


It is a black tube with orange screw cap. Everytime I open the cap the product oozes out. It is very runny in texture.

Two shades available. Light and dark. Obviously I have the light one.

It has a very faint smell which will not bother sensitive noses.

Please dont take it as tinted moisturiser because it does not provide any coverage. I would have loved to use it as a day cream for its dewy effect but the shimmer particles in it prevent me from doing so. It has got a very runny texture.

Staying power
It stays for long but it has shimmer particles which create a glow on your face.

It is available only at oriflame. So this is a con.

My take.
Considering the above points I can say its an average cream from oriflame which can be used for occasions. It is travel friendly but needs to be handled with care.
I give it a 3 out of 5. Because I dont like shimmers on my face.

Insight polish cleanser review

As you all know my love for VoV was evergrowing. When my lemon polish cleanser got over I brought home the strawberry polish cleanser. Since VoV has become Insight now, I still love calling it VoV. You know its such a pretty simple name.

It is priced at rupees 30 for 60ml. It seems a good quantity. I am really impressed

They have this fun loving colours for their bottles with strawberries and lemons printed on top of the cap on each bottle. I love the packaging

The strawberry one do smells of strawberries and so the lemon one has faint smell of lemons. I mean I never used such cleansers which will have these fragrance. All the cleansers I have tried have typical acetone smell.

On the pack it is written acetone free. And I love it more.

Isopropyl alcohol /butylene glycol / isopropyl myristate / lanolin / butylated hydroxytoluene / caprylic / capric triglyceride / castor oil / vitamin E / eutoxythanol amyl acetate / perfume.

Considering it has castor oil and vitamin E. It is a good buy.

My take
Well it works. I dont require too much of product for my nails and one bottle last me a month. So its pretty cheap considering the price. I have tried the lakme polish remover but this one seems a better pick.

I dont have any complains from the product. I give it a 5 out of 5.


Top 10 homemade facial scrub recepies

1. Rice bran powder
It is gently exfoliating for smooth sooft skin. It prevents wrinkles, heals blemishes and absorbs dirt and oil from pores. Mix it with milk powder and you are done.

2. Citrus scrub
Mix some dried orange peel powder, some dried lemon peel powder, some almond powder and moisten it with water. Use it and rinse with warm water.

3.golden glow scrub
For that glow mix 2 tbsp orange juice with a pinch a coarsely ground turmeric and scrub your face with this mixture..

4. Walnut scrub
Mix 1 tbsp walnut powder with honey and lemon juice and scrub your face. It will give a healthy glow to your face.

5. Cocoa-coffee scrub
Mix some grounded coffee with some cocoa powder and honey and you have your magic scrub.

6. Olive oil and sugar scrub
Mix 1 tbsp of sugar with 1tbsp olive oil until it reaches a paste like consistency. Massage it gently. Wash off with lukewarm water.

7. Lemon sugar scrub
Mix 1 tbsp of powdered sugar with a drop of lemon juice and a drop of almond oil. This is best suited for oily skin.

8. Mango coconut scrub
Mix sugar in mango puree and coconut milk along with lemon juice. Not only it works but it will also give that exotic feeling.

9. Strawberry and yoghurt mash
This will eat away dead cells and will make the skin bright. Mash some strawberries in yoghurt and pat on your skin. Remove it with warm damp cloth.

10. Oats and honey scrub
Mix some grounded oatmeal with honey and apply. Remove with warm damp

Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Mascara review

Sorry for being in a makeup mode right but I am not able to stop myself from taking out all the products from my stash and reviewing them one after another.
This time its a Maybelline mascara. Read furthur to know more.

It is priced at Rupees 200.

Missing (bad)

It is a simple black coloured mascara with screw cap. Easy to carry and best to do touch ups.

The brush
The name itself suggests that it is a hypercurl mascara so there has to be a curling effect. The brush is perfectly curved and I have no complaints from it.
This mascara comes in two variants- easy wash and waterproof. I have the easy wash one..

Staying power
I dont require mascara touch ups when I use it. So its lasts for the entire day.
This can be easily washed when you wash your face so yes it is easy wash also.

The curling effect stays for some time but the mascara effect is there. So this is a good mascara.

It is easily available at all Maybelline counters and shops.

Overall I think it is a good mascara for this price. Maybelline is a trusted brand but not mentioning the ingredients is a turnoff. It does what it claims and I am happy with it..
I give it a 4.5 out of 5 considering its cons.

Lakme rose powder review

his time its a review about a loose powder. I was in search of a loose powder and the SA showed me this one from lakme. On the pack it is written for warm skin tones but when I swatched it on hand then it blended very effectively and thus I grabbed it. Then he said that the other shade was not available and thus I had no option but to bring this one home.

Now here I would like to comment on the shades. I mean I am very fair skin toned and if warm pink suits me then what about soft pink?? On the pack its written for dusky and wheatish skin toned.. I am confused.. Are you listening Lakme? Anyways lets move on to the product.

Rupees 95 for 40gms. Cool enough. I think Lakme is providing a very good quantity for the it charges.

It is a round screw cap packaging which is very easy to use and very travel friendly. It had an okayish puff which I threw away as I use my brush to use it.

Talc, Zinc Sterate Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Aluminium hydroxide, Steric Acid, Perfume, Rosa Damascena Extract,Phenoxy Ethanol, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Propyl

The powder has a very soft texture. It can be used as an after makeup setting powder. I use it that way. It makes my face instantly bring and soft. But I doubt if it will suit dusky skin toned girls because oulverusing this powder makes my face look ghastly.

It is widely available at all local stores and lakme counters.

What I dont like about the prroduct.
1.Well I am a bit confused with the shade name. I
2.On the pack it is mentioned with sunscree but the amount of sunscreen is not mentioned.
3. For using at home it is very good but cannot use it for my regular touch ups. Thumbs down.
4. The puff is useless.
5. Harmful chemicals.

Overall its a budget loose ppwder and I recommend evryone to try it. I give it a 4 out of 5.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Review table-4 body lotions review

The other day when I was reviewing ponds body lotion I came up with an idea of reviewing not one neither two but four body lotions at one go. Yes its raing body lotions at my home!

Coming to the review I have
1. Ponds body lotion reviewed on blog.
2. Vaseline cocoa glow body lotion.
3. Patanjali body lotion
4. Vaseline total moisture body lotion.

I have seen that all the body lotions are more or less of same price range only. The vaseline cocoa glow body lotion is of 40 ml which is priced at rupees 35. But I am taking price at 100 ml
1. Ponds lotion 100ml-rs. 55
2.vaseline cocoa glow 100ml-rs. 65
3. Patanjali lotion 100ml-rs. 60
4. Vasrline total moisture 100 ml-rs. 55.

So here cocoa glow is expensive.


2. Vaseline cocoa glow- not mentioned on 40ml bottle but i got it from internet. Water, Petrolatum Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Stearamide AMP, Glycol Stearate Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol Phenoxyethanol, Perfume Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Carbomer,
Titanium Dioxide, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA Dihydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride,
Caramel, Hydroxethyl Urea Pentasodium Pentetate.

3. Patanjali lotion- Wheat oil, Lodh Extract, Manjisth Extract, Turmeric Extract, Aloe Vera extract Cucumber extract, Saffron.
Base materials: Aqua, Gel Base DiazolidinylUrea and Sugandhit Dravya-Q.S

4. Vaseline total moisture- same as cocoa glow one.

I guess the patanjali body lotion wins in the ingredients.

The vaseline cocoa glow has an amazing fragrance of choclate and vanilla which stays for around an hour. Then the ponds one has nice smell which stays for 4-5hours or so. Then the vaseline total moisture has okay kind of fragrance which does not stay for long. Lastly the patanjali lotion has a typical medicinal smell which fades away after few minutes.
Here the cocoa glow wins

Accoding to me all the four body lotions have more or less same texture but the ponds one is little runny in texture but I dont mind.

All the lotions are white in colour

Staying power
The ponds one and the patanjali one stays almost for the entire day while the vaselines ones needs reapplication.

The cocoa glow was just a simple small bottle which is fuss free. The other three ones have flip caps. So packaging of all 4 lotions are simple and fuss free.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Ponds body lotion review

These winters I have taken enough care of my skin.when I went for some grocery shopping my eyes went on this body lotion from Ponds. They make great cold creams and lotions and thus I picked it up.

This ponds moisturising lotion contains triple vitamins - B3, E and C. Added vitamins is a bonus.

Price and quantity
It is priced at Rupees 55 for 100ml which I find is quite economical as compared to other body lotions. Even the Patanjali one is priced at Rupees 60. So this body lotion wins here. I dont have idea about the price of 300ml bottle.

This is a white coloured bottle with pink coloured flip cap. The packaging does not bother me. It is travel friendly also.

It has got a great fragrance. Whenever I apply this body lotion, my entire room gets filled with its fragrance and it stays for about half an hour or so. Thus points for that.

Now this body lotion is filled with chemicals. Loads and loads of chemicals including parabens which I dont prefer in my body lotion. So a turnoff for me. These are water,mineral oil, glycerine, cetearyl alcohol,niacinamide, sodium cetearyl sulphate,dimethicone glyceryl stearate, paraffin,fragrance, microcrystalline wax,cellulose gum,methylparaben, disodium EDTA, DMDM,hydantoin, propylparaben, tocopheryl acetate,
benzophenone-3, BHT, sodium ascorbylphosphate, simethicone.

It is a white coloured lotion with perfect texture. Very apt for winters. My skin is moisturised throughout the day. It kept my skin moisturised and did not give an oily feeling and so I am happy with this lotion. I have dry arms and legs and it worked perfectly there.

Availablity is not an issue. It is widely available.

Travel friendly
Yes it is.

I think it is a good body lotion for the price. If you dont mind chemicals then you can go for it.

Thank you.