Product Review-Glamisha Face Wash with Mulberry & Licorice Extracts

I have always been on the look out for a face wash that not just cleanses the skin but also immediately brightens up the skin post the wash. I came across a lot of youtubers trying out and recommending the products from Glamisha and was eager to try these out. The team at Glamisha has been really sweet and they sent over two of their products which have stormed Instagram and Youtube!

The brand Glamisha-Glamourous You! is based in Mumbai , and they bring Luxury Beauty and Personal Care products to the customers. Currently the products under their kitty include face washes, skin brightening cream, face lift cream, hair shampoo and hair conditioner. They are available in combos or single packs.

Mulberries are known for their anti-oxidant properties and may be used to promote a youthful and blemish free complexion. on the other hand, licorice has the power to make your skin brighter. it also helps in treating various skin disorders like eczema and skin rashes.

These two main ingredients in the Face Wash from Glamisha makes it different from the rest.

Price: The Tube is priced at Rs.350 for 100ml.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Packaging: The vibrant colour on the box and tube make the product stand out. Details about the brand, price, quantity, ingredients, directions on usage, etc are mentioned on the box as well as the tube. The product comes in a squeezy tube with a sturdy flip top cap which makes it easy to use.

Product: The face wash has a blue tint. A little product (pea sized drop) is enough to get ur face squeaky clean. It also instantly brightens up your skin, so make sure this face wash is in your bag at all times! The product fragrance is mild and unisex which is a bonus! Post usage, the skin tends to become a little dry, so make sure you use jut the right amount of product. It may not be suitable for dry skin types. However if you till wish to use it, make sure you use a light moisturiser post the face wash to keep your skin soft.

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What the Brand Claims: All the products have pure ingredients, essential oils and extracts which make the products highly effective yet gentle.

My Take on the product: I love this product. The consistency is just right.And in places where the humidity level is high, the skin tends to get oily and look dull. This product brightened up my skin on the first try! and I have been using it for a while now and I love it. I love the fragrance and the colour of the face wash too. Post the face wash, at night, make use of the Glamisha Skin Lightening Cream with Kojic acid Dipalmitate and Arbutin. This will help moisturise and brighten up the skin tone with time.

Pros:

  • The packaging, fragrance and colour of the product are unisex.
  • I love the fragrance of the product
  • The flip top is sturdy and makes it easy to use. No spill-outs.
  • The flip top makes it hygienic to use , the cap doesn’t fall off, locks well.
  • Paraben-free

Cons:

  • The product is priced a little higher than other brands.
  • It isn’t travel-size. So if you love the product, just transfer it into a travel sized bottle and carry it with you.
  • It has SLS and SLES

Where to purchase: The products can be purchased via Amazon.in or their website- www.glamisha.com . However, the website can be accessed only on mobiles.

So be sure to give this one a try, and let me know what you feel about the product.

Also, team Glamisha, Thank you for the products! Looking forward to trying the other products. Also, waiting to see many more products launching under the brand!

Love,

Sonali!

 

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Product Review: Sorich Organics Flax Seeds Superfood

So I’m back with another Superfood review !!!! And this time its the inevitable !!! 😀 Yes, its on Flax seeds from Sorich Organics. I’m sure you all must have given this seed a try by introducing it into your diet. I remember my mother making a powder of this seed and making me have it with water. All i knew was it wasnt tasting good , but it was supposed to be good for my hair. So yeah, that was exactly how i would have flax seeds!!!! well, you don’t have to go through this troublesome tasteless procedure as there are better ways to consume Flax seeds.

The seeds definitely taste better when they are roasted and once roasted you can have it as a snack!! If you have it raw, please keep some water ready as at times it can choke or you may not like the way it feels and tastes.

About the Plant:

Flax (Linum usitatissimum), also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax are known in the Western countries as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. The oil is known as linseed oil. In addition to referring to the plant itself, the word “flax” may refer to the unspun fibers of the flax plant. The plant species is known only as a cultivated plant, and appears to have been domesticated just once from the wild species Linum bienne, called pale flax.

Flaxseeds are also known as linseed, jawas/Alashi(Marathi), avise Ginzalu (Telugu), Cheruchanavith (Malayalam), Alsi (Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Punjabi), Agase (kannada).

You can purchase flax seeds at your local store or you could opt for organic seeds offered by Sorich Organics. To know more about the brand Click Here.

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So, in case you would love to try it out via Sorich Organics, you could read through the blog and then make your purchase via Amazon.in or if this article makes you want to give the seeds a try, you could head out to your local store and get it as well 🙂

Price: It is priced at Rs.90

Quantity: 100 gms (It is also available in 200gm, 400gm and 900gm)

Quality: The seeds come in resealable packages and the quality is good. No moisture , no fungus, and the seeds were crunchy. The packaging ensured the seeds didn’t go soft.

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Shelf Life: 18 months

Packaging: The seeds come in an airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian. The packaging is simple with a pop of colour and informative.

Benefits of Flax Seeds:

  • Flaxseeds, sometimes called linseeds, are small, brown, tan or golden-colored seeds that are the richest sources of a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the world.
  • Flaxseed is a good source of dietary fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. The fibre in flaxseed is found primarily in the seed coat. Taken before a meal, flaxseed fibre seems to make people feel less hungry, so that they might eat less food.
  • The ALA fats in flax seeds benefits the skin and hair by providing essential fats as well as b-vitamins which can help reduce dryness and flakiness. It can also improve symptoms of acne, rosacea, and eczema.
  • Flaxseeds are gluten-free and are high in anti-oxidants.
  • The lignans in the flax have been shown to have benefits for menopausal women. It can be used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy because lignans do have estrogenic properties. To experience the flax seed benefits for your hormones include 1-2 tbsp of flax meal in a breakfast smoothie along with 1 tbsp of flax seed oil.

How to use Flax seeds? 

Flax seeds needn’t seem boring. It in fact can be used in numerous ways (even I wasn’t aware of all these ways! ) . You could give these a try and make some healthy changes to your regular diet 🙂

  • A small dose  (2-4tbsp)of ground flaxseeds can be added to your cereal/oats.
  • Consume ground flaxseeds with any liquid (smoothies) or consume it with a liquid on the side.
  • Soak the seeds before you put them in smoothies or juices. It pairs well with vegetable and fruit smoothies.
  • Sprinkle flaxseeds on yoghurt.
  • Add toasted flaxseeds to salads and soups.
  • Bake muffins, cakes , cookies with ground flaxseed as one of the ingredients.

For Recipes Using Flax Seeds, Check the links below:

I’m sure you will love flax seeds and love the recipes as well 🙂

 

I hope this post was informative and helpful ! Hope you loved it!

Love

Sonali.

 

References used from:

https://draxe.com/10-flax-seed-benefits-nutrition-facts/

Wikipedia

 

Product Review: Sorich Organics Sunflower Seeds

I have already spoken about the brand “Sorich Organics” (click the link to read the post) in my previous blog which will give you an introduction to the brand and its offerings. They sent over few of their organic superfoods  for me to give them out a try. So lets see, how they fare! Today the superfood put to the test is “Sorich Organics Sunflower Seeds”.

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About the Plant:

Sunflower is a tall, erect, herbaceous annual plant belonging to the family of Asteraceae, in the genus, Helianthus. Its botanical name is Helianthus annuus.

In the farm fields, sunflower heads can be ready for harvesting once they turn brown and dry. In general, the seeds intended to use in confectionery are somewhat larger, sweet, and have striped hulls.

Types of Seeds: Oil-type sunflower seeds are characterized by small size, have more oil content, and feature black hulls. However, both types of seeds can be used for either purpose.

In the stores, one may choose whole-seeds, hulled, roasted, salted, etc., for use. Avoid thin, shriveled seeds or old stocks, as they tend to be out of flavor.

Storage: At home, store whole seeds at room temperature in a bin or jar. However, sunflower kernels should be placed inside an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator.

About Sorich Organic Sunflower Seeds:

 

Price: Rs.90

Quantity: 100gm (Available in 200gm, 400gm and 900gm)

Shelf Life: 18 months

Packaging:

The sunflower seeds come in airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian.

Quality:

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The seeds were crunchy and are a good snack option! The airtight package has definitely taken care of the product , thereby ensuring that the consumer gets value for money.

Benefits of Sunflower Seeds:

  • Sunflower seeds are often considered a healthy companion of your snacks as they prevent thyroid.
  • They also prove to be a powerful anti oxidant and a potent source of magnesium.
  • Sunflower seeds are powerhouse of antioxidants.
  • For heart health, sunflower seeds are excellent
  • Sunflower seeds majorly balance cholesterol.
  • Sunflowers are an exceptional source of vitamin E, which plays a very important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. You can get over ninety percent of the daily value for vitamin E in only a quarter of a cup of sunflower seeds.
  • Sunflower seeds are particularly rich in magnesium, which, along with calcium is necessary for strong bones.
  • Sunflower seeds also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps produce serotonin, an important neurotransmitter.
  • Serotonin relieves tension, calms the brain and promotes relaxation.
  • The flour made from sunflower seeds is one of the richest source of Iron, hence beneficial in the treatment of anaemia.
  • vitamin E applied topically has been shown to prevent UV damage. A diet containing vitamin E-rich foods promotes this same protective effect.

How to consume Sunflower Seeds:

  • Sunflower seeds are known for being topping and sprinkler on food . They are more often consumed with breakfast and sprinkled on fruit smoothies.
  • Add sunflower seeds to your yoghurt, soup or salad.
  • Garnish mixed green salads with sunflower seeds.
  • Adding sunflower seeds to scrambled eggs will give them a unique taste and texture.
  • Use fine ground sunflower seeds to dust your meats with in place of flour.
  • Sprinkle sunflower seeds onto hot and cold cereals and desserts too.

For recipes using sunflower seeds visit www.tarladalal.com

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I have already got a bottle filled with roasted sunflower seeds and i love snacking on them. Yes, this definitely takes care of the unwanted snacks and ensures you stay healthy and lose weight too, by keeping a tab on your snacks!

Go grab your pack from www.amazon.in

Hope this review helped!!!

Love,

Sonali

References used:

  1. www.healthdiaries.com
  2. www.nutrition-and-you.com

Review: Kadak Chai Masala from Tea Treasure

Hello Everybody!!!

I hope you all are doing good, as I am 🙂  and if you guys have read my previous blog, I have written a blog about a company named Tea Treasure and I did review their Lemon Tulsi Green Tea. It’s time to tell you more about few more of the teas/tea masalas, and yes I would be reviewing and writing about each tea or masala individually as they deserve  blog dedicated to, because I love them!

To know more about Tea Treasure , read my post on the brand: A treasure worth the Hunt

This post is about one of the Chai Masalas from Tea Treasure. I’m sure you would love this!

About the Kadak Chai Masala:

It is a combination of herbs and spices which gets you the age old tradition of the Indian Chai in a pack. It can be relished at any time and consumed as an energizer! This is a tea for those who prefer something ‘extra’ in their tea, both in terms of flavour and Health benefits.

Ingredients: cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, bay leaves.

Shelf life: 18 months from Manufactured date.

Taste:  The masala definitely adds the extra punch that you are looking for, into  your tea and gives you a really Kadak Chai.

Health Benefits: This tea masala is not only rich in anti-oxidants, but also contains anti-inflammatory agents that reduces the risk of arthiritis. It is also extremely beneficial for those suffering from congestion, fever or flu and helps combat regular Health issues.

Price: It is priced at Rs.60 for 15 gm of Chai Masala.

Packaging: 

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I love the packaging.Tea treasure hasn’t failed to impress me, be it in terms of quality and taste of the tea and tea masalas, but also in terms of packaging. The attention to details is what impresses me the most.

The 15gm glass jar of tea masala is so cute, pretty and gourmet! It is a jar worth watching!

The sticker with its slogans and details on the tea, its ingredients and pricing simply amazes!

Steps towards a Perfect Cup of Tea:

  • Place 1g of tea (1 Tea spoon) in the pot per 150ml of milk and water.
  • Add a pinch of Chai Masala per cup Bring the mixture to boil. Let it boil for 5-7 minutes, according to your taste.
  • Then pour out completely.

My take on the Kadak Chai Masala:

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I have always been on the look out for chai masalas and have tried my own combinations as well which works at times and fails many times :/ .

This is a life saviour!

The perfect blend of spices, a teaspoon of which needs to be added during the preparation of tea, and it gives you a really kadak chai that you are looking for. Be sure that you don’t add more spice, as it will make the tea really strong , unless you like it that way.

The perfect cup of tea to have during the monsoons whilst relishing a plate of piping hot bhajiyas; or when you need to energize yourself, go ahead and use this chai masala and get your cup of energy!

I am in love with this chai masala, as i don’t have to come up with my versions of kadak chai which fail me so miserably . All i need to do is reach out for this lil jar of fairy dust which will spread its magic!!!

The teas and masalas are a little on the expensive side, but trust me , they are worth every penny spent. And yes, once in a while it feels good to indulge and treat your tastebuds and senses.

My Rating : 4.8/5

Stalk them here to know more:

WebPage: www.teatreasure.in

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teatreasure.in/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveteatreasure/

You can also purchase their teas from Amazon (click to go directly to the page)

Let me know if you need more information about the product and i’ll be happy to help!

Also you could let me know if you want me try out any other tea from Tea Treasure and review it for you and i shall do the needful !

Thanks for reading!

Love

Sonali

Product Review: Lemon Tulsi Green Tea from Tea Treasure

Hello Everybody!!!

I hope you all are doing good, as I am and if you guys have read my previous blogs, I had written about a company named Tea Treasure and the gourmet goodies I got from Tea Treasure. It’s time to tell you more about the teas I have tried and what I love about them.

For more on the brand and its offerings, go ahead and read my blog: A Treasure worth the Hunt!

This post is all about the Lemon Tulsi Green Tea which I enjoyed sipping through!

About the Lemon Tulsi Green Tea:

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Lemon Tulsi or Thai Lemon is a uniqe fusion of Tulsi and Lemon, which is harvested in such a manner that tulsi itself gives a hint of lemon naturally.

Ingredients: Green Tea and Shyam Tulsi, Ram Tulsi, Van tulsi

Shelf life: 18 months from Manufactured date

Taste:  It’s sweet, it’s lemony and it’s Tulsi.This transformative blend of lemon tulsi bursting with fresh lemon hint blended with nutrient rich green tea awakens the senses.

Health Benefits: Tulsi is disease resisitant. It has the worlds best anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-flu, anti-biotic, anti-disease and anti-inflammatory properties.

Price: It is priced at Rs.220 for 50 gm of tea.

Packaging:

The tea is packed in the paper packaging which comes with a seal that would help you close the paper bag and keep the tea and flavours intact post opening it. A n attractive informative sticker on the front gives you details on the name of the company, the tea and what type of tea it is as well as it has a catchy slogan!

The sticker on the back of the packet gives you information on the tea, ingredients, directions to prepare a cup of tea, nutritional facts, shelf life, net weight, packaging date and the price.

The sample of 2gm came in a aluminium plastic sachet with a sticker on the front giving you these details : name of the company, name of the tea, type of tea, ingredients, directions and the catchy slogan. The sachet has the name of the company and its website printed on the back.

Directions  towards a Perfect Cup of Tea (on the packaging, as well as on their website):

  • Heat water to 80-85°C.
  • Place 2g of tea (1 Tea spoon) of tea in the pot for per 200ml of water.
  • Pour hot water from the top of tea-leaves.
  • Let it infuse for 3-5 minutes, according to your taste.
  • Then pour out completely.

Note: Can be infused at least 3 times.

My Take on the Tea:

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Now , when I first saw this green tea , I was literally hoping its not like the ones I usually have, which taste bitter and makes drinking green tea a pain.

The name however made me feel at ease, as it had lemon mentioned. Little did I know that it’s a tea made up of three types of Tulsi which are harvested in a manner to give a hint of lemon !

Yes! You read it right. I was taken aback!

I then read the ingredients yet another time and I didn’t know there were varieties in Tulsi too! So I decided to read on it and share the information with you as well.

There are two main varieties of Tulsi-Ram and Shyam Tulsi. The leaves of Ram Tulsi are lighter in color, which has earned it the name ‘Gori’ – the fair one. Shyam or ‘Krishna’ Tulsi, is darker in color and more effective as a destroyer of kapha (phlegm). Consequently it is preferred for medicinal uses, as its aroma and its juice possess the property of being more ‘sharp’.
‘Vana Tulsi’, is also known as ‘kutherak’. It’s stronger aroma and its capacity to neutralise poisons is greater. This variety is useful in treating toxaemia, leucoderma, eye diseases and obstetric diseases.

(Source: http://www.indianetzone.com/18/types_tulsi.htm)

I loved this tea. It didn’t taste bitter at all and it just relaxed my senses. I loved the hint of lemon in the tea which just made it all the more better. The aroma from the tea is quite calming and relaxing.

In short, its a green tea worth buying and indulging in, as it relaxes and calms your body and mind and yes , it has its own benefits towards your health as well.

It is a tea that i would love to have when i have had a hard day, and i just want to sit and unwind with a cup of tea whilst listening to some soothing music.

This is a tea that i would definitely go ahead and splurge on, since i didn’t frown while taking a sip! ;p

My Rating: 5/5

So yes, Tea Treasure is being associated with good times, relaxing, and overall well-being which are the base attributes of their products and yes, they haven’t failed at it!!!

Stalk them here to know more:

WebPage: www.teatreasure.in

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teatreasure.in/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveteatreasure/

You can also purchase their teas from Amazon (click to go directly to the page)

Thank you for reading the blog! let me know your views if you have tried this tea or if you love any other tea from this brand , as i can try it out too!!!!

Love,

Sonali.

Review: Lays MAXX Sizzling Barbeque Flavour

Hi Guys!!!

A few days back, as I was shopping for grocery, my eyes fell upon this awesome looking bag of chips! The new flavor from Lays- the Lays MAXX Sizzling Barbeque Flavour!!!! I must say, it was the packaging that caught my eyes first, and then the flavor 😉 . The bag of chips comes in this awesome looking black glossy bag with the flavor written in Gold!!! Now those are colours that really stand out and the flavor stands out even more and makes me grin and grab a bag and made me think “Why not try this out and review it?”  . So here we go!!!!

First look:

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Now The Lays Maxx comes in Two “Maxxed” flavours:

  1. The LAYS MAXX Sizzling Barbeque Flavour (Which I found and purchased)
  2. The LAYS MAXX Macho Chilli Flavour ( which was nowhere to be seen! )

More Details about the Bag of Chips! The ingredients are shared through a picture of the same

Price: This bag is priced at Rs.30

N.Qty: 58gm ( I could only find this bag! No small bags on the shelves)

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So, now let’s dig in!!! What say, guys??? I am super excited to try this out!

Here are the first pictures of the bag and the chips!!!!

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My Take on the Flavour! :

The chips are not the regular LAYS s ”small waves” chips. These are slightly bigger wave chips!! The picture says it all I hope!  The flavor is exactly what the bag says: Sizzling Barbeque- It has a smoky flavour, a hint of sweetness  to it and yes I get the flavour of onions too! I guess all barbeque lovers would like this treat.

Fair enough!! The taste is exactly what you can read on this bag of chips! Thumbs up! Quite a good one for all those Barbeque evenings!!!

But yes, given a choice between flavours, I would close my eyes and pick the Lays Hot & Sweet Chilli. Its been a favorite and I never seem to find it on the shelves! (I guess its everybody else’s favorite too L )

Additional Research 🙂 :

I happened to look up the internet on this Flavour and what I got was a whole lot of information on the flavours of Lays in different countries!! In Belgium there’s a flavour called “ Cucumber and Goats” ???! Russia has Ham and Cheese!!! So many different flavors- like Lays MAXX, there’s also Lays Appetite flavor ,Lays Sticks flavor,Lays Strong!! OMG..I wish I could travel around and taste all the amazing flavors.

Wish to read more on your favourite bag of chips? Head to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay%27s

And yes ! I also found an amazing offer on the LAYS MAXX on Amazon.in

You get 4 bags of 58gms each  of LAYS MAXX (2 each of Sizzling Barbeque and Macho Chilli) for Rs.120 and yea when I checked it out today, you get it for Rs.116!! Cool Right??? Lays delivered at your doorstep!

Here is  the link if you guys wish to purchase your bags of LAYS MAXX:

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00TXA1Z20/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24822&creativeASIN=B00TXA1Z20&linkCode=as2&tag=digittechnplu-21&linkId=B5FPDRZ5DF5RXABA

And guess what: Free delivery!!!

So what are you guys waiting for … ? Go ahead and grab your bag of LAYS MAXX Sizzling Barbeque!!!

Love!!!!

Sonali