Sep 24, 2015

Forest Essentials SOUNDARYA Beauty Body Oil with 24 Karat Gold Review

Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil with 24 Karat Gold Ayurveda Review
Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil with 24 Karat Gold Luxurious Ayurveda Review

Back in May, my wedding preparations were driving me crazy. My skin got tanned because of all the rounds under summer sun because of skipped sunscreen #Gulty. I realized that I needed to do something special. Forest Essentials newly opened their store in Kolkata so, in my huge Forest Essentials haul, I picked the Soundarya Beauty Body Oil. Wedding is a special time for a girl, but the only thing that I did specially for my skin and body was to get this. Did it work for my skin? Continue reading…

Sep 21, 2015

A Note on SaND for Soapaholics Soaps

SaND for Soapaholics Soap Review


After I talked about my growing love for soaps in my recent post, I realized that I missed on sharing some true gems with you. SaND for Soapaholics is like the reincarnation of Lush in India and produces many amazing products (their solid shampoo is a must-try). In those amazing products, there are number of soaps (as their brand name suggests!). I tried their soaps around my wedding and completely forget to share about them. Here is a note on their amazing range of soaps.

Sep 19, 2015

My Envy Box September 2015

My Envy Box Beauty Box September 2015

September edition of My Envy Box is here. This time, the box contains 4 products and that includes a bath product, a skin care item, perfume and a full-size lipstick! Let's see what all I got...


Sep 17, 2015

Imli Street WILD ROSE with Loofah Bathing Bar Review

Imli Street WILD ROSE with Loofah Bathing Bar Review
Imli Street WILD ROSE with Loofah Bathing Bar Review

Soaps have never been my weak point. Bath products are. Shower gel is my drug. But, slowly they are replaced by soaps because of the presence of great handmade soaps and unique soaps in the market. Few days back I got to try the Imli Street Wild Rose with Loofah Bathing Bar, and there is no turning back. You ask what is so great about a bar of soap? Continue Reading. 

Price - Rs 160 for 125g

Even before I opened my package from Imli Street, I could smell the roses. I was sure they send everything with roses. But, then I discovered that only the soap was of wild rose variants. This soap is entirely different from the other rose products that I have tried till date. The closest to this is something from FabIndia. The fragrance of roses captures me and takes to my childhood home with roses blooming almost year round. Apparently, I never loved that smell much back them, but there is something about nostalgia that you cannot beat.


Sep 15, 2015

Forest Essentials Delicate FACIAL CLEANSER Review (2 Variants)

Forest Essentials Delicate FACIAL CLEANSER Review ~ Mashobra Wild Honey, Lemon and Rosewater & Kashmiri Saffron and Neem
Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleansers ~ Mashobra Wild Honey, Lemon and Rosewater
& Kashmiri Saffron and Neem ~ Review, Price in India
One great thing about Forest Essentials is that they provide travel size options for most of their products. This is a better way to judge if their products are worth the whopping high rates they charge for the full sizes and also a provide a good option for travel.

I tried the Forest Essentials Mashobra Wild Honey, Lemon and Rosewater first. I loved how it works for my skin and hence got another variant from them - Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem to try. These have to be the most delicate face washes I have tried till date.

Price – Rs 275 for 50ml


Sep 11, 2015

Just Herbs Rejuvenating Beauty ELIXIR Facial Serum with Gotukola Indian Ginseng Review

Just Herbs Rejuvenating Beauty ELIXIR Facial Serum with Gotukola Indian Ginseng Review

Just Herbs is one of those natural skincare brands on whom I have faith. They use great ingredients, comply with international standards and yet affordable. They have worked for my skin well. Few months back, Just Herbs asked me to provide them feedback on a product that was yet to launched in the market. (And they told me to keep it a secret so, I was not sure when I will be able to publish the review.) The newly created Elixir contained Indian Ginseng. They created this for a professional salon but ended up loving it so much that they started to think of retailing the same. They obviously got a BIG YES from me. 

Sep 10, 2015

Moroccan Oil Treatment (Alcohol-Free) Review || Budget Dupe

Moroccan Oil Treatment (Alcohol-Free) Review
Moroccan Oil Treatment (Alcohol-Free) Review || Budget Dupe

Moroccan Oil is one lust-worthy brand that everyone wants to try. There are rave reviews about the Moroccan Oil Treatment and there are also some who questions if it is worth the price. Anyways, I always wanted to try it and mainly because of the blue packaging with the orange M. This June, I got to try it their products in a recent event at Head Turners. I came back from the stylists the shampoo and the treatment oil (skipped on conditioner because I do not use conditioners). 

How was the experience? I was happy with the results of the spa. So, started with the shampoo and treatment immediately. My hair felt lot less frizzier. But, after 2 weeks, I started to see hair fall - hair fall at an alarming rate. As my wedding date was nearby, stress was also taking its toll. I played safe and I switched back to my SLS free shampoo (TBS rainforest). I kept the shampoo back at home and got the treatment with me after my wedding. When I started using it here after a week of my wedding, my hair loved it. But, again, within 2 weeks, my hair started to fall. 

Why so much hair fall? I inspected the ingredients. The treatment contains less than 10% Argan Oil. In fact, it contains more fragrance than Argan Oil. The majority is silicons which are the big molecules that help to deliver the active ingredients. In that process, it saves hair from fizz and dryness. So, when used for first time, my hair loved it. As the product started to build up, my hair got covered in them, devoid of nutrients they started to fall. As I do not use SLS shampoo, the product build on. 

Silicons just coats your hair and make it impregnable for other beneficial oils and essential ingredients. Hence, they makes the hair shaft weaker from within as the cuticles do not receive any goodness from the good products. Silicons do save hair from heat and pollution. So, if you use a clarifying shampoo maybe you are good. But, I do not wish to get into the cycle of sulfate shampoo and silicon conditioners.


Sep 8, 2015

FabBag September 2015 // 3rd Anniversary Special

FabBag September 2015 // 3rd Anniversary Special

This month, FabBag just broke all boundaries and crossed all my expectations. This month, without a doubt, is a true celebration of FabBag's three years in Indian market. Products worth more than Rs 1800 squeezed into a bag priced at Rs 699. Plus, the pouch is one of the best I have seen so far in terms of quality and design. 

Sep 5, 2015

12 Maybelline Color Show CREAMY MATTE Lipcolor Swatches

12 Maybelline Color Show CREAMY MATTE Lipcolor Swatches


When Maybelline launched their Color Show nail paints, I went crazy and purchased more than 16 of them (no regrets!) I also went gaga when they launched the Go Graffiti collection. But, when I saw the ColorShow lipsticks, I was not convinced. Maybe I need to discover better shades which missed my eyes.

Last week, I was looking for new products (I was in Kolkata that time) and I discover the new creamy matte edition of Maybelline ColorShow. How can I say no to matte lip color? Especially when they launched some unique colors at an affordable price (Rs 325). I picked 6 in total and broke two while taking pictures :(

I wanted to share the swatches with you so that you can pick something that catches your fancy.

Sep 3, 2015

Forest Essentials Cleansing Shower Butter NARGIS Review

Forest Essentials Cleansing Shower Butter Nargis Review
Forest Essentials Cleansing Shower Butter Nargis Review
Forest Essentials Cleansing Shower Butter Nargis has to be the most-unique bath product that I tried in recent times. It is one those mysterious products that intrigued me. It really took me some time to get the hang of the same. But, now, I have demystified this.

Sep 2, 2015

The Body Shop Fuji GREEN TEA Range Review

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Shower Gel Body Butter Scrub Soap Review India
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash, Body Butter, Body Scrub & Exfoliating Soap Review India
The Body Shop has recently launched a new range of bath products and this time it is neither a fruit nor a flower. It is Fuji Green Tea. Interesting isn’t it? When talking about green tea, my mind instantly connects with Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. But, TBS Fuji Green Tea is comparatively tad sharper and sweeter than EA Green Tea. It is highly refreshing. 

The packing is revamped and different from the other range for the scrub and soap. The range consists of Body Wash, Exfoliating Soap, Body Scrub, Body Sorbet, Body Butter, Body Lotion and EDT. I picked 4 out of the seven products.

Sep 1, 2015

Cast A Spell // FabBag August


This August, FabBag was inspired by fairy tales and the theme is 'Çast A Spell'. This was one of those boxes which were sent out in the beginning of the month but because of change of address etc, I am probably the last on to receive it. I should have been more careful and updated my address earlier. Never the less, I finally have the much talked about 'Pink Pouch'.

Read more to see what products that are part of this pink pouch...

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