Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel Review

Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel Review
Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel Review

What is a peel? To answer in the most basic layman terms – a peel is a beauty product that dissolves the top layer of your skin to kick start repair. So, why not use scrubs? It is said to be better than scrubs because there are no abrasives involved which might cause damage. So, this is a good choice for sensitive skin to reveal the glow within. But, peels are expensive and can sting a lot. 

Good peels do sting a little but it should not be uncomfortable. But, they are supposed to – a little – to make sure that something is happening. 

Apr 2, 2018

Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Daily Cleanser

If you love skincare then you must have heard about Dr. Sheth’s products. 

In case you haven’t. here is a little back story – Dr. Sheth’s products are developed by a dermatologist - Dr. Rekha Sheth – who formulated these luxury products tailored for Indian skin. Indian skin has melanin, more prone to pigmentation, and have to tolerate harsher sun rays and more pollution. To fight against that, Dr. Sheth’s products have more skin actives than other skincare products which are formulated majorly for Caucasian skin (fairer skin with less melanin) 

They have a nice range of products which are available online on their website. Recently, I even spotted them on Nykaa. I discovered them in a store – Rangeela in Goa – a store I went just to browse because it was a very old Portuguese home tastefully decorated. Anyhow, I saw Dr. Sheth’s there and two product that went into my cart – Basic Brightening Daily Cleanser and Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel. Reviewing the Daily Cleanser today. 

Mar 26, 2018

The Body Shop British ROSE Petal-Soft GEL TONER & Chinese GINSENG and RICE Clarifying MILKY TONER Review

The Body Shop British Rose Petal-Soft Gel and The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Milky Toner Review
The Body Shop British Rose Petal-Soft Gel
& Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Milky Toner Review

I was never a toner person. Then, I discovered La Roche Posay Astringent, and there has been no looking back. But, time and again many people have told me not to use a toner that has alcohol. I know I have to make a shift, but that is not happening anytime soon. Meanwhile, I am interested in trying new toners. Here I have not one but two truly unique toners. The Body Shop has these superfood masks you must have heard about. Extending the line, TBS launched these two toners.

Feb 20, 2018

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing HAIR SCRUB Review

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing Hair Scrub Review
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing Hair Scrub Review

What did you just said? Hair scrub? A scrub for your scalp that refreshes and cleanses? Please take my money and give me one.

But, the more I learned about it, the more debatable it got. Especially the fact that you cannot use it on colored/treated/chlorine affected hair. Now, I am very confused. Luckily, I have a straightforward hair care routine with just five products. All of which are close to natural or as chemical-free as possible (Let me know if you wish to read about that). But, what is the harm in trying something new?

Feb 6, 2018

Kama Ayurveda DARBARI Meditate Body Oil

Tired of dry skin in winter? I can feel that sister. Most people don’t moisturize regularly but not me. I used to moisture twice a day. I would finish tubs of Nivea Soft Crème. I loved the fragrance, and I liked how it moisturized without stickiness. After I had gone through my arms worth of Nivea crème, I realized this was not solving the real issue. Right then begin my search for a new moisturizer. The fact that I could use my review for blog motivated me more. But, in the last couple of years, I have concluded that nothing works better than oil. I still use crèmes and lotion, but at times you are in a hurry and do not have the liberty to slather yourself with oil.

I have gone through several body oils and here is another one reviewed for you. 😘

Feb 4, 2018

Nainital Shopping Haul (Local Handmade Products and More)

Hello from Nainital - The City with Beautiful Lake

This is my second trip to Nainital. Last time it was in 2011 with Mr. Boy (now my hubby) and this time with my Mom. My grandfather has used to come around this area for business, and he always told my mom that one must visit Nainital once in their lifetime. Nainital is no more as untouched as it used it back when my grandpa used to come but I decided to fulfill her dream to visit Nainital. Thankfully we visited during the non-peak season. I love Nainital far more this time than my last visit. There is hardly any crowd and rates for most tourist areas/activities is fixed.

This is a haul post. If you want a travel post, then let me know. Meanwhile, check my Instagram feed. I am spamming Instastories with pictures of the blue sky, blue-green lakes, and yummy food.

Feb 2, 2018

The Body Shop SHEA Body Butter, Shower Cream, Scrub, Body Mist, and Hand Cream Review

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter Scrub Shower Cream Hand Cream Hand Cream Body Mist Review
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter, Scrub, Shower Cream, Hand Cream, and Body Mist Review

I thought maybe Delhi winter is over, but it is not. The temperature dropped again. I am not complaining here. I am happy. I know that once these cozy blanket days are gone, we will be sweating from all our pores in Delhi summer. Its either ice or fire in Delhi. There is nothing in between. Le sigh.

In this weather, the one thing that encourages me to take a shower is The Body Shop Shea range. I first discovered the Shea body butter back in 2010. It was my first body butter. Back then there was hardly any brand having shea products. The nutty aroma of shea made me feel as I am in a safe cocoon unharmed by the world. (I used to live in a Gurugram PG back then.) I kept the tub beside my pillow. Using it was my everyday ritual.  Over the years, I have used all the products from the range of the soap and body lotion. The only thing I haven't used is the Shea Beautifying Oil.

Also, now, we have several shea butter products available in India. So far, I have failed to find anything up to the match of The Body Shop.

Now, sitting in Nainital (where the temperature is lower than Delhi), I realize how much I love this. Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Eh?

Jan 18, 2018

DIY Hand Painted Earthen Pots/Planters and Upcycled Teacups

Terracotta Earthen Clay Pots Indian Boho Tribal Painting DIY
Terracotta Earthen Clay Pots Indian Boho Tribal Painting DIY

Hope you are having a great new year and 2018 is treating you good. One of the biggest events of the year (so far) is that I left my job. I have been there for more than eight years! I will be joining another job in Feb. Till then, it's all about self-care. Today, I even had my first piano class 🙊

.I said at the start of the year that I want to do more DIYs. Most planters we have in our house are the ceramic ones. But, I was getting bored of those. So, I thought of painting the clay pots. Don't they look lovely? Disclaimer: I painted these while watching 'The Middle' on Amazon Price so, they are not perfect. 😁

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