Dec 28, 2014

Beautiful Picks from Thailand, Kashmir, etc


Come winter and Kolkata organizes one fair after another. I happen to visit the Trade Fair and picked few lovely things. I feel much better when I buy handmade unique items. I feel that I spent the money well. Sadly, I had a very bad experience last year so, I had all intentions of skipping this one. Anyhow, I went there on Friday and I am glad that I did.

Dec 25, 2014

Winter Love ~ Comfy Socks, Floral Cup and Maybelline Baby Lips ELECTRO POP Pink Shock

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop Pink Shock

Extending the Baby Lips range, Maybelline launched the Electro Pop range in India. And this time, the packaging is like the US version and not the Asian version (Read - Maybelline Baby Lips US vs Asian version - to know how much they differ and which is better) 

I had to pick one - at least one. Maybelline launched them at the perfect time. Everyone needs another lip balm. Don't we? Every bag must have one :)

Only four variants are launched in India. My eyes were on the yellow one (Fierce N Tangy) but is the mint one and my US version is peppermint so, skipped it. Then my eyes were on the purple one (Berry Bomb // Berry Flavour) but it does not have much pigmentation. The same is the case with orange one (Oh! Orange!). So, I was left with the last one - Pink Shock (Watermelon Flavour)

Available at Flipkart  

Dec 24, 2014

Oilcraft Naturals Premium ROSE, MOGRA and PANCHPUSHP Water (STEAM DISTILLED) Review

Oilcraft Naturals Premium ROSE, MOGRA and PANCHPUSHP Water (STEAM DISTILLED) Review

This winter, I am trying to avoid alcohol toners and use mists. I got to know about Oilcraft which produces stream distilled rose water from the same roses that are used to manufacture Kama Ayurveda Rose Water. Also, Oilcraft retails at almost half the price of Kama Ayurveda. Along with rose water, I also purchased Mogra and Panchpushp (I am seriously committed to no-alcohol-toner-during-winter. LOL).

Continue reading to know if they are at par/better than Kama Ayurveda...

Dec 18, 2014

Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Thailam Review // After 37 Days of Use

Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Thailam Review

Thanks to everyone who read my humble blog and emailed me about reviewing Nalpamaradi Thailam. I have been using it for a month, and I think it is a good time to comment on how it worked for me. In fact, I used up the bottle! NOW.IS.THE.TIME *wink*


Dec 17, 2014

The Body Shop WILD ARGAN OIL Radiant Oil, Massage Soap and Body Butter Review

The Body Shop WILD ARGAN OIL Radiant Oil, Massage Soap and Body Butter Review

After much wait, The Body Shop introduced the Wild Argan Oil range in India.

About The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Range - Wild Argan Oil have few additional products which are quite unique other than the usual (shower gel, scrub, body butter) - Radiant Oil for Body and Hair, Bubble Bath, Solid Oil, Solid Oil for Lip and Massage Soap. Sadly, the bubble bath and solid oil are not launched in India. The Solid Oil for Lip is available online and only in very few selected stores.

So, the most interesting products are the two things shown in this post - The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Radiant and Massage Soap. Along with them, I got the Body Butter as well.

Smell of The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Range - The most amazing thing about the wild argan range is the smell. Every product in the wild argan range has a beautiful nutty smell with bits of vanilla, honey, floral kind of smell - yes, it is tough of me to describe. The fragrance is mild with high silage. It has a very relaxing and soothing effect. The smells clams me down and almost makes me sleepy!

The first weekend I used it, I could not even leave my house because I was feeling super calm and relaxed. I also sleep better and longer when I use the products. So, now I restrict my use for just weekends now.

Dec 16, 2014

Skincare That Works To Remove Acne/Pimples


I receive a mail or two every week asking me on how to treat acne, how to remove to reduce the redness, how to reduce acne marks.....you get the picture. So, I decided to write this post about skincare than I use myself to fight against acne.


Dec 12, 2014

NEW Launch by LAKME Worth Checking Out // Affordable Cosmetics



Lakme is coming up with some new launches that I just want to grab now. RIGHT. NOW

After a really long time, I am seeing some new things in the market which seems affordable. Otherwise, we all know how the prices of even drugstore brands are increasing by leaps and bounds.

Read more for all the details about the new affordable cosmetics by Lakme, their shades and price in India.

Dec 11, 2014

Winter Specials at The Body Shop // Everything is Either Cute Or Smells Great

The Body Shop Perry the Penguin, Bob the Polar Bear, 
The Modern Gent's Wash Bag and The Utterly Unique Beauty Bag

Truth be told - I wait for the winter specials at The Body Shop. If you follow any UK/US blog then you might be already seeing them for a long long time (since August!). The excitement really builds up. Not everything that is launched worldwide makes its way to India. So, every year there is a lot of suspense with what will actually come to India.

I am glad that the winter special bath sponge are here - Perry the Penguin and Bob the Polar Bear. I resited myself from getting it because I do not even use the Blueberry Sponge because it is cute. These are cute enough to be used as Chirstmas Tree ornaments!
 
The special red loofah and red bath gloves are very tempting. I think the gloves are one of the best things from TBS as they work and lasts really long.

Also, the 2 beautiful pouches - The Modern Gent's Wash Bag and The Utterly Unique Beauty Bag. The print on the bag says - "You are a lash batting lip glossing color popping eye defining utterly unique beauty" The other pouches with prints are not launched.

Read more to check the winter specials by The Body Shop

Dec 9, 2014

Kama Ayurveda Haul with Freebies

Kama Ayurveda knows their addicts (from Instagram)

When your favorite brand is giving out freebies and that too when you actually need to get something from them then, you have to shop. Right? 

My beloved Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Tailam just got over and I needed to repurchase that.  They already informed me about this upcoming offer on my visit to store last time (so, I actually restricted myself here). So, I already had few more things in mind.

Read more to check the gifts with purchase offers at store.

Dec 1, 2014

Thanks for THREE Years of LOVE


Hey Beautiful,

I still cannot believe that this day is here. Today Sweet And Bitter Blog completes 3 years in blogosphere. I just want to take a moment and express my gratitude for your love and support.

Much love for reading Sweet And Bitter Blog!

Thanks for reading and taking time out of your busy life to comment on the posts, suggest me various things, guide me in various ways, inspire and appreciate me. Thanks to for your emails for various things and suggesting me a lot of new things to try. Even after 3 years, I am as delighted as a kid when each time I see a new comment or a new email.

Thanks to for appreciating the hard work that goes behind every post. You have no idea that even a simple comment like ‘nice picture’ can make me smile ear to ear.

Sweet And Bitter runs on your kind words and appreciation (because I have not started Ads on this blog yet!)

Thanks for the patience you have shown as I do take my time to review. I use something for a good long time before writing a review because I feel great when someone uses something that I reviewed/suggested and it works great on them.

Thanks to everyone who requested me to write more and more because they really love to read what I write. (Last year I have not posted as much as I used to because of my demanding job. I do hope to quit sometime soon and dedicate my complete time and energy to Sweet And Bitter.)

Thanks for walking with me in this journey.

Please keep in touch.

Love forever and ever,
Shayoni

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