Review: Juicy Chemistry Rose, Almond & Shea Body Scrub (For Dry & Tanned Skin)

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I purchased this body scrub as I was traveling to my hometown where the climate is hot and humid most of the time, and I end up with a tan despite all the necessary care taken to avoid a tan. I came across this product on Nykaa and since I had heard and read about the brand and its product offerings, I decided to give it a try. Since it’s 100% natural, it was a safe bet for me. Also i don’t have any kind of allergic reaction to any of the ingredients mentioned.

About the Brand Juicy Chemistry:

Juicy Chemistry was co-founded by Pritesh & Megha Asher in 2014, with a goal to provide effective skin care products formulated with the purest and the most nutrient rich ingredients the nature has to offer.

At Juicy Chemistry, by selecting the finest natural ingredients, they harness the power within them to boost the vitality of this most precious and sensitive organ. The idea being, if it’s good enough to eat; it’s good enough to go on your skin.

They bring you the right mix of foods to nourish your skin by embracing the simple yet effective properties of the ingredients. Produce obtained in its purest form, without any preservatives, additives, synthetic oils, or perfumes is at the heart of Juicy Chemistry.

As rightly said by Megha – “When we say its natural it is natural. Going chemical free should not be a matter of choice; it should be a way of life!”

About The Product – Juicy Chemistry Rose, Almond & Shea Body Scrub:

Price: Rs.550

Quantity: 75gm

Shelf Life: 6 months

Fragrance: Strong scent of rose with a hint of almond oil fragrance

Consistency/Texture: Quite granular unlike the synthetic scrubs

My Take On The Product:
When the package arrived, I opened it to find more than just a scrub! They had also sent a spoon to scoop out product and a Natural Loofa (I havent clicked pictures of the Loofa but can google up one and attach it for reference). So it was a surprise for me!!

I use the scrub every alternate day, at night while I shower. I use it on the areas like my arms, feet and neck, that are prone to maximum tan.

On using the product, one can immediately see a difference in the skin. The scrub exfoliates the skin, thereby getting rid of the dead skin cells. Also , the tan is reduced in the first scrub itself. The skin appears to be brighter post the scrub. The Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter moisturise the skin and I don’t have to use a moisturiser on the areas that i use this scrub.

It also leaves behind a mild rose fragrance on the skin which I love 🙂

Pros:

  • I love the fragrance. The scent of rose is overpowering but in a good way.
  • No need to use a moisturiser post using the scrub.
  • Immediately brightens the skin.
  • It is good not only for tanned skin but for dry skin as well, as it doesn’t dry out the skin unlike other scrubs.
  • It is 100% Natural.
  • Isn’t tested on animals.
  • Comes in recyclable jars.
  • No artificial colours/preservatives.
  • The jar is a travel friendly size.

Cons:

  • The Product is a little expensive for 75 gm.

 

My Rating: 4.5/5 

Would I Recommend the Product to Others?

Yes! It is a little expensive , but it comes a long way. As it has to be used on tanned areas or dry areas. And yes, we pay a bomb for products which are made using chemicals / synthetic fragrances etc. So , why not pay for a product that is 100 % natural? It is worth the money and safe for your skin too!!!

Hope this review helps you !!

Love,

Sonali 💖

 

 

 

 

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Review: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel

Hi guys!!! been a while since I’ve raved about few products :D! Just Kidding 🙂 But yes, here I am , back with a few back to back reviews on the products that I’ve been using of late in my shower, skin care etc. So yes, I thought I would share my views on the products so that you could go ahead and purchase them or avoid purchasing them.

I had posted my shower essentials on Instagram. Now if you aren’t following me there,go ahead and follow me: SonaliMendonsa , ‘cos I give mini reviews out there and i think those might help you out as well. I also review restaurants, food, skin care, makeup etc, in fact i review the things that I invest on as I am sure many of you would like a second opinion before you go and splurge on the products ( I do that even now, I look upto some of my favourite youtubers for their opinions )

I simply love the products from The Body Shop and they have always fascinated me with their new launches, and the ingredients used and the needs they cater to. So I always look forward to their new launches and cant resist the urge to splurge a little on these goodies. But yes, The Body Shop is very kind to skin care addicts like me and comes up with the Flat 50% off on certain products on their online store, and I managed to grab this Shower Gel and many more products at half the original price.

So, let me begin about the product that has been a part of my shower essentials : The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel.

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel claims to:

Lather up with richly foaming, non-drying cleansing for your shower, enriched with Community Fair Trade Argan oil from Morocco.

Price: Rs. 425 (currently available at a discounted price of Rs.345)

Quantity: 250 ml

Packaging:  All shower gels of The Body Shop come in sturdy transparent plastic bottle with a flip top cap which makes it easy to dispense the product on a loofah or your palm.The Consistency of the shower gel is medium which can be easily poured.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Fragrance: The shower gel has a woody, yet sweet and very mild fragrance. Not a fragrance that makes one feel like getting rid of the product or the person smellling of the product ;p

My Experience with The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel:

The Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel smells soothing and is quite different from the range of shower gels that The Body Shop has (Satsuma, Moringa, Olive,etc. which are more fruity/floral). Argan Oil had stormed the skincare/beauty/makeup industry and I could see and hear Argan oil and its benefits in almost every second product.

Argan Oil on its own has various benefits and let me restrict them to the skin and body:

  • Argan oil balances out your skin’s natural oil production and completely transforms your skin, making you look more radiant.
  • Its hydrating properties are also great on wrinkles and help to plump up skin.
  • It can be used as a daily moisturizer before you layer on your SPF.
  • You can use argan oil as a full body moisturizer, applying it just as you would a body lotion or cream. Apply the oil right after you get out of the shower while your skin is still wet for the best moisturizing results.
  • Argan oil is a great treatment for your hands, especially on your cuticles and nails if they’re prone to cracking and peeling. Hydrated hands are youthful hands

So now you know why its used in cosmetics, skincare as well as in hair care. And a lot of bloggers raved about all the products that contain Argan Oil, which is quite right, cos don’t we all want to look young? and have radiant skin? and youthful hands? I do.

Back to the shower gel, a little of the product on the loofah lathers up enough for a shower. If you avoid using a loofah you may require 3-4 mid sized dispenses for a shower.

The fragrance lingers in the  bathroom for a while post the shower, so the next person to use the bathroom will enter a spa for sure [ you can be sure about that 🙂 ].  The fragrance on the body isn’t long lasting; it may last maximum upto an hour, then body mists would do the trick 🙂 . The fragrance is released upon lathering of the shower gel.

Being a soap free cleanser, it doesn’t dry the skin which is a plus point especially in cities which are hot and humid and you don’t want to use a moisturizer immediately post your shower. A moisturizer could be used post an hour or so, as the moisturizing effect fades away with time.

Overall, A good shower gel that cleanses, makes you smell pleasant and nourishes your skin avoiding the immediate need of  moisturizer.

Pros of the Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel:

  • It is a soap free cleanser which is the best thing in a shower gel as it moisturizes the skin instead of making it feel dry and dehydrated.
  • Mild Woody yet Fruity fragrance.
  • Good packaging-simple yet effective.
  • A bottle of shower gel can last a month.
  • No spill outs while traveling.
  • Travel friendly packaging.
  • The bottles can be recycled.
  • The product isn’t tested on animals.

Cons of the Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel:

  • The fragrance isn’t long lasting.
  • The pricing of the product makes it fall into the expensive category of skincare (However, keep a watch on the Flat 50% off sale that The Body Shop has on a timely basis. You can save a lot and be the proud owner of their products without crying).

My Rating:

4.8/5 ( Because one needs to wait for the sale to get the product at half the price, and yes, I would prefer the Satsuma Shower Gel over this for its long lasting lingering fragrance)

Would I repurchase The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel? What do I recommend?

Yes, I would if i am looking for a mildly scented shower gel and a soap-free cleanser. Else I would recommend : The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel or The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel.

I hope this review answers most of your questions about this product. Incase you have any queries, feel free to post them in the comment sections below. Also let me know what other products from The Body Shop would you want me to review and I would be happy to help.

Sonali

Review: Fuschia by Vkare UnderEye Serum with Cucumber & Green Tea Extracts

Fuschia had sent me three products last month, one of which was the Garden Lavender Day Cream (Click to read the review), and the other product is the Under Eye Serum with Cucumber and Green Tea Extracts which I will be reviewing today. I have been using this serum for over a month now post which these are my views on the product.

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About Fuschia:

It is a skin care brand launched from the house of Vkare BioSciences in 2013. The motto of Vkare Biosciences is “We Care” and I must say they definitely have taken that seriously when it comes to their customer’s needs and requirements.

Natural ingredients form the base of their products which work gently on the skin.The whole range of Fuschia products is free from harsh chemicals like parabens, synthetic fragrances (essential oils are used in fuschia products ), SLS(Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) & other chemicals.

Fuschia has grown as a natural, handmade skincare products brand and is almost the dominating brand in the category of natural products. Their products are free from SLS and paraben.

About the product:

Price: It retails at Rs.1250 for 30ml of product. The company offers discounts on products during certain periods and at present it retails at Rs.850 (Go Grab Your Bottle )

Shelf Life: 24 months

Packaging: The serum comes in a simple plastic bottle with a pump, which makes it easier to use only a desired amount of product with no wastage. The sticker around the bottle gives details on the quantity, ingredients,directions to use, shelf life, price and details on the brand.

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Ingredients: Cucumber extract, Green Tea extract, Green Coffee bean extract, Aloe Vera, olive Oil Glycereth-8 esters, Vitamin E, Propanediol, Biosaccharide gum-I, Hydrolysed PEA protein, DMDMH (<1%), Carbogol (<1%)

Fragrance:  The serum has no fragrance, but you can get a whiff of cucumber , aloe vera and green tea

Consistency: The serum appears to be thick but once you pump out the product, it is quite light and cooling and thinner in consistency.

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Colour: The serum has a light tint of green .

What The Product Claims:

  • Reduction of under eye puffiness
  • Reducing dark circles
  • Increases the skin elasticity and firmness
  • Lightening of the skin

Directions For Use :

Apply 1-2 drops once or twice a day on the skin around the eyes. Patch test is advised before using the product. Also avoid contact with eyes and rinse thoroughly in case of contact with eyes.

My take on the product:

I used this product for a month and I would mostly use this 1-2 times during the day, as during the night i go in for a little thicker under eye cream.

Now the serum is really cooling due to the ingredients used. I like the consistency of the product as well. Post application of the serum, it instantly gets absorbed into the skin. However ensure you don’t use a lot of product and restrict it to just1-2 drops, as that is sufficient for the skin.

And yes, another reason being my own experience: I had pumped out the serum, a  little more than required and instead of wasting it I applied it on the under eye area. Now few ingredients in the product are quite strong and inspite of putting it on the area around the eye, it did create a stinging burning sensation in my eyes and they started to water and I had to rinse it off immediately. So yes, just use 1-2 drops of the product. Using more quantity of the product will just not make the puffiness vanish or the wrinkles reduce!!!! Everything happens over a period of time 🙂 .

Regular use of the product  does make the under eye area look better, with a mild reduction in the dark circles , puffiness and the skin feels more firm.

Pros:

  • The serum is cooling, calming and reduces the puffiness.
  • The serum comes in a pump bottle which makes it easier to use the product
  • The serum has a soothing effect on tired eyes
  • Green tea & green coffee beans increase the blood circulation of the under eye skin & thus reduce dark circles. They also have firming & hydrating action on the skin.
  • Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents premature ageing.
  • Aloe vera lightens the skin & firms, hydrates & moisturizes the under eye skin.
  • Olive oil glycereth -8 ester, is a water soluble derivative of olive oil that heals and soothes the skin.
  • Hydrolysed pea protein is rich in amino acids that increase skin elasticity and firmness
  • It is a travel friendly pack.
  • The ingredients used are natural
  • It is Affordable, despite being a natural skin care brand
  • It is SLS , Paraben ,chemical free.
  • The product is cruelty free and hasn’t been tested on animals

Cons:

  • I didn’t quite like the pump of the bottle, as on using it the product splatters everywhere! I have no idea if all the bottles are like this, or it’s just this one bottle which has a defective pump. This leads to wastage of product .
  • They could improvise on the bottle and the pump

My Rating: 4.5/5

Overall, its a good buy for the price, and especially the fact being that the ingredients used are natural!!!

Stalk them on:

Twitter: Vkare4u

Intagram: fuschiavkare

Facebook: VkareBioSciencesPvtLtd

You could purchase the products directly from their website or via the other online shopping portals . I shall attach few links below for you to browse through:

VkareBiosciences: http://www.vkarebiosciences.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=102

Myntra: http://www.myntra.com/fuschia

Organicshop: http://organicshop.in/brands/organic-cosmetics-brands/fuschia

Snapdeal: https://www.snapdeal.com/brand/fuschia?sort=plrty

Indiebazaar: http://www.indiebazaar.com/shop/Fuschia

Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dbeauty&field-keywords=fuschia+vkare

Hope the review was helpful!!!!

Many more reviews coming soon on Fuschia products !!!

Till then take care!

Love

Sonali

Review: Fuschia by Vkare Garden Lavender Day Cream with SPF 15

Fuschia is one of the skin care brand that has been raved about by bloggers and skin care enthusiasts and yes they have amazing products to offer. Fuschia was kind enough to send me few products last month and yes I write about these products once I’ve tried them for over a period of 3 weeks. So let’s get started about this little pot of goodness 🙂

About Fuschia:

It is a skin care brand launched from the house of Vkare BioSciences in 2013. The motto of Vkare Biosciences is “We Care” and I must say they definitely have taken that seriously when it comes to their customer’s needs and requirements.

Natural ingredients form the base of their products which work gently on the skin.The whole range of Fuschia products is free from harsh chemicals like parabens, synthetic fragrances (essential oils are used in fuschia products ), SLS(Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) & other chemicals.

Fuschia has grown as a natural, handmade skincare products brand and is almost the dominating brand in the category of natural products. Their products are free from SLS and paraben.

About the Garden Lavender Day Cream:

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Price: It retails at Rs.350 for 30gm of product and Rs.525 for 50gm of product.

The company offers discounts on products during certain periods and at present it retails at Rs.450 (Go Grab Your Bottle )

Shelf Life: 24 months

Packaging: This foot cream comes in a glass jar with an gold color aluminium cover top which makes it look quite worth the money! The price and details about the brand are at the base of the product. The sticker on top of the cover gives the name and the ingredients of the product.

Ingredients: Lavender Oil, Jojoba Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Kokum Butter, Carrot Seed oil

Fragrance: Lavender Fragrance

Consistency: Thick yet non-greasy on the skin

Colour: The cream is lavender in colour

What The Product Claims:

“Infused with 100% vegetarian & natural  ingredients which rejuvenate & keep your skin supple, light & radiant. Lavender ( lavandula angustifolia ) oil  fights acne & prevents fine lines on skin.  SPF 15 provides UVA & UVB protection”

“For a healthy and refreshing look choose Fuschia – Garden Lavender Day Cream with SPF 15. This comes with optimum quantity of PH value that helps to maintain your skin’s PH levels. Your day cream is also an excellent base for make – up”

“Free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum base, artificial tints  &  synthetic  perfumes. Day cream contains moisturizing elements that keeps your skin hydrated and nourished. You in turn are rewarded with a soft and supple skin”

Tips on Usage of the Product:

  • It is best to apply day cream on well cleansed skin, preferably after a bath.
  • Apply the day cream on your face and neck with the help of gentle circular motions.
  • Choose a cream that suites your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, normal or combination skin)
  • Apply your day cream before putting on your make – up.

My take on the product:

Post application of this Day Cream, one would smell of Lavender. The Cream is a fusion of various oils and kokum butter which gives it the consistency required and just the right amount of oiliness.

The cream feels thick on the skin post application, which is naturally due to the presence of oils, which makes it a little heavy on the skin. But if you have really dry skin, this is the cream that you should be having with you !

I have a combination skin, and I used this cream when the weather was really cold and I needed a good moisturising cream to go on my face before I apply make-up or just to moisturise my skin post a shower. This cream worked well for me during the winter.

In the summers, I would prefer a gel based product for my skin or any product which is more hydrating on my skin, as my skin tends to get oily pretty soon! Even if i use this day cream before i put on the make-up, I need to let the cream sink in for a good 15minutes and am good to go. But once you step out, the skin may get a little oily as the base cream is heavy.

Also, Let me share a few details on the ingredients used in this day cream and their benefits:

1.       Carrot seed oil: Carrot seed oil is beneficial in lightening the skin tone and to even out the patchy blemished skin. Not only this, this oil has antiseptic, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

2.       Jojoba oil:  It closely resembles sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner. It has nearly replaced animal fats in the manufacture of skin lotions and creams. It seals in the moisture and creates an effective barrier to external elements. It controls oily skin. It antibacterial properties that help control bacterial growth in the hair follicle. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, soothing the irritated skin.

3.       Wheat Germ Oil:  The vitamin E in wheat germ oil makes your skin look supple and glowing. This oil helps you to treat dry body skin and make your body skin look healthy, shiny and smooth thanks to vitamin B inn wheat germ oil. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant compounds that help you to slow down the aging process.

Let’s now talk about the Pros and Cons of the jar of Garden Lavender Day Cream.


Pros:
 

  • It is infused with 100% vegetarian & natural ingredients which rejuvenate & keep your skin supple, light & radiant.
  • The product comes in an attractive container
  • The 30 gm jar is a good travel size option
  • The product has an amazing lavender fragrance
  • The consistency is good , especially for those with dry skin, and for those with combination/oily skin, it’s good for winters
  • The cream is lightweight and moisturizing
  • It has SPF 15 which is amazing
  • The product comes with optimum quantity of PH value that helps to maintain your skin’s PH levels
  • It is Free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum base, artificial tints  &  synthetic  perfumes
  • Could be used on the face as a pre-make-up base.

Cons:

  • It works well for dry skin. People with combination skin and oily skin can use it depending on the change of seasons.
  • Won’t be suitable for usage in places where the humidity is at high.
  • It comes in a glass jar and is prone to breakage!!! So handle it with care
  • A tub packaging lacks hygiene, and no spatula is provided, so you need to get your own spoon or spatula 🙂

Overall, it is a good cream to invest in. If you want a good day cream, those with combination and dry skin can give this one a try. If you have a combination skin, use this cream during winters or if your sure your going to be home for 3-4 hours. Its a good moisturizing cream to use when your at home too! The ones with dry skin, use this cream as and when you wish, as this cream is a good base for make-up, and it is light and hydrating on the skin.

My Rating: 4.5/5

 You could purchase the products directly from their website or via the other online shopping portals. I shall attach few links below for you to browse through.

Stalk them on:

Twitter: Vkare4u

Intagram: fuschiavkare

Facebook: VkareBioSciencesPvtLtd

Links to few websites where Fuschia products are sold:

Vkare Biosciences: http://www.vkarebiosciences.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=102

Myntra: http://www.myntra.com/fuschia

Organicshop: http://organicshop.in/brands/organic-cosmetics-brands/fuschia

Snapdeal: https://www.snapdeal.com/brand/fuschia?sort=plrty

Indiebazaar: http://www.indiebazaar.com/shop/Fuschia

Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dbeauty&field-keywords=fuschia+vkare

Hope the review was helpful!!!!

Many more reviews coming soon!!!

Till then take care!

Love

Sonali

Review: My Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers 100% Sassy 100%Natural 100%Pure

A sheroe in the making, Shaili Sutaria has definitely given us a product that has changed the way we think about natural and organic products.

The first thing that comes to my mind when I say natural and organic is product tucked in glass jars or having a boring packaging.

But the lip “moisturizers” as they call it, from My Island Kiss have blown away my mind! Literally!

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I was under the impression that it was an international brand and lil did I know that it came from our country itself, which makes me feel a lil proud too , I must admit!

So yes lets just begin with these lovelies!!!

About The Brand:

My Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers are marketed by Island Kiss, Global FS Pvt Ltd , Goa and are manufactured by Astaberry Life Sciences Pvt Ltd  ( I have tried products from Astaberry previously). The lip balms are available in USA , UAE and in India.

Claims By The Brand:

What happens when you mix three of the richest, most nutrient, butters available in this exotic universe? A rich potion meant for the goddesses is created, it is stuck askance in the sand on a beach in the far of land. One can even see and feel the texture of the oil, the degree of its transparency, grains of sand mixed with drips of oil scenting the air from the flanks of the bottle then further away, waves licking the sand, Lips stoked in the sun, the sound of waves, you’ll go back to the island with all its recreated-noises and atmosphere. The research and development process from which our formulas are born is different than that of other beauty companies. We do not start out with a limited budget, such as x cents per ingredient. Instead, we start with a problem that needs a solution and we search out the very best natural ingredients available that will yield the most dramatic results. We love when our customers want to learn more about what they’re putting on their skin. Here you’ll find the complete ingredient list for everything we make.

My Take on The Products:

Packaging:

 

The Packaging is sassy and very unlike an organic product! I love the little tags that come with the lip moisturisers inside the fancy retro boxes! I just cant get rid of the boxes and the tags, which I would be reusing as bookmarks! The retro packaging makes me compare it with the packaging of The Balm Cosmetics.

The product comes in a squeezy tube with a screw on cap, which makes it convenient to use  and travel friendly. The tube is quite colorful and makes me want to take the lip moisturiser with me wherever I travel!!

Ingredients:

Avocado Butter,Kokum Butter, organic Beeswax, Mango Butter, pure castor oil, Stevia, rich vitamin E Oil, carrot seed oil,organic Macadamia Nut Oil, Natural Scents  & Flavours.

The ingredients used are all natural, organic and vegetarian.

Price (for 14 gm of product):

Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender : Rs.399

Puerto Berry Blush: Rs.499

Cherry Blossom Flores: Rs.399

They also have two new variants  (available on amazon & Nykaa):

Black Rose & Grenade Rouge: Rs.499

Flamingo Pink & Peonies: Rs.499

Color of the product:

The Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Lip Moisturiser (Birth Nude Suit): It has a lavender tint to it. However as mentioned on the packaging, it just gives a shine to your lips and maintains the natural look! On my lips which have a little dark pigmentation, its like a nude gloss. Heres a picture of how it looks on my lips:

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The Puerto Berry Blush Lip Moisturiser (Berry Cheeky Tint): This has a slight berry tint to it and is on the lines of Nivea Fruity Shine in Raspberry or Strawberry. On days when you want to avoid using a lipstick this is your go to product!

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The Cherry Blossom Flores Lip Moisturiser (Bunny pink Tint): It has  baby pink tint to it, and isn’t quite evident on application on my lips; I guess due to the lil pigmentation that I have. But it could give you the natural pink lips that you’ve always wished for!!! Especially those who have lips which are lighter than mine and without any pigmentation, this would be a great product to get the natural look right!

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Texture and Staying power:

The lip moisturisers, post application, unlike other lip balms, are a lil greasy/oily. However it soaks into the lips and moisturises for a good 2-3 hours (considering a meal in between). Else it would easily last for 3-4 hours , cos of the quality of ingredients used.

The product easily glides on to the lips and doesn’t collect in the creases. The formula is also quite hydrating cos of the kokum, mango butter, beeswax and the various essential oils used. Here’s a swatch of all the three:

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Fragrance:

Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender has a strong vanilla and lavender scent, while as the Cherry Blossom Flores has a sweet and light cherry blossom scent and the Puerto Berry Blush has a yummy berry and citrus scent. Each Lip Moisturiser is named based on the main ingredients used in them.

My favourite is the Cherry Blossom Flores as its quite light and i am actually fascinated by the color of the packaging!! I am drawn towards anything turquoise or sea green .

Pros:

  1. They are petroleum free
  2. They are non-toxic
  3. They are made using natural organic ingredients
  4. They are gluten, soy and shea-free
  5. They have a scent that matches the main ingredients
  6. The ingredient Stevia gives the sweetness that makes you want to jus lick your lips
  7. The moisturisers have SPF-15
  8. They come in natural as well as tinted versions
  9. Attractive packaging (both outer as well as the tube)
  10. Travel-friendly in terms of packaging and size
  11. The moisturisers are very hydrating and last a good 2-3 hours

Cons:

  1. Its a little on the expensive side, but yea you can get them at flat 50% off when the brand offers discounts on new launches or when it launches them on online shopping stores like Amazon. I got mine at flat 50% off. Just keep an eye on their Instagram / twitter updates J .

Stalk them here:

Website: http://www.myislandkiss.com/

Twitter: MyIslandKiss 

Instagram: myislandkiss

Facebook: loveislandkiss

You could purchase the Lip Moisturisers directly from their website or get them on Amazon  Or Nykaa (click to head to the product list) .

Do let me know what are your views on these moisturisers by commenting below  . A lot of bloggers and makeup/skincare lovers are raving about these beauties these days!!!

So , go ahead, read and get yourself one of these!!!

Love

Sonali

Review: Sweet Dreams Tea from Tea Treasure

I’ve been tasting a lot of teas, thanks to Tea Treasure! And I’m not complaining, as I love teas, and it just helps me unwind after a lot of running around behind my tod! And yes, a good night’s sleep is a must for me, as it helps me relax my muscles and helps me wake up with a fresh mind and more energy!

The tea I’m going to talk about today is the Sweet Dreams Tea, which is one of their Wellness Teas.

If you would love to know more about Tea Treasure and its products offerings, head to my post: A treasure worth the hunt, and you can find all the information out there.

So lets begin with the review on this tea 🙂

About Sweet Dreams Tea:

The use of ancient herbs and only the finest organic chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, gotukola  in this tea creates an enchanting aroma enough  to drift away the stress of the entire day.This soothing blend of relaxing herbs helps you discover a soothing, natural way to find calm.

Ingredients: Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon Grass, Gotukola

Shelf life: 18 months from Manufactured date.

Taste:  The tea has a strong aroma of chamomile , lavender and lemongrass. But yes, the flavours aren’t as overpowering as the aroma. So it’s quite calming and soothing on the senses.

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Health Benefits: Chamomile has been used for centuries as a relaxing and soothing herb blended with Lemongrass and Gotukola, which have been used traditionally to support the nervous system. Aromatic Lavender is traditionally used to balance your mood and nurture creativity.

Price: It is priced at Rs.260 for 50 gm 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.

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.

 

My take on the Tea:

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The tea consists of ingredients like chamomile, lemon grass, lavender and gotukola which are quite beneficial to health and not just help with sleep-related issues. So let me give you some information about the various ingredients that’s used in creating this amazing tea.

Chamomile is not just used to help with sleep but it has various other benefits like it fights against acne and dark circles, prevents dandruff, enriches the hair color, boosts immunity, calms muscle pain, reduces menstrual cramps and many more..

Lavender has the ability to relieve stress, improve mood, promote restful sleep, reduce inflammation, lower skin irritation, prevent infections, eliminate dandruff, and soothe stomach bloating.

Lemon Grass treats digestive health problems like indigestion, constipation, heartburn, diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, stomach spasms, vomiting and cramps. It also has antimicrobial properties that help relieve gastroenteritis.

Gotukola is a rejuvenative herb and boosts the central nervous system. It is said to combat stress and depression, energizes the central nervous system and rebuilds energy reserves. It also repairs the skin and combats high blood pressure and has anti-bacterial properties

So yes, i barely get few hours of sleep in a day and this tea definitely calms down the mind and senses and has a soothing effect. I like the tea for the various benefits it has, including taking care of my sleep issues.

A tea which helps me in so many ways is worth the splurge and is an essential for any person, be it a person with a 8 hour office job or even a housewife who needs that additional energy.

This tea would help you relax, and unwind and end the day with a good night’s sleep, which is essential to begin a new day without a heavy head and a migraine.

It’s a tea that gives you a good night’s sleep and takes care of your skin and locks as well! Now wouldn’t you want to have all of this??? So grab your packet of Sweet Dreams Tea and give it a try.

You can get around 50 cups of tea from this pack as the tea can be infused three times!! Worth every rupee spent!

 

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 you out!

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.

I have written about different teas/tea masalas offered by Tea Treasure in my previous blogs. So, go have a look and find out which is that one tea that you would love to try and let me know in the comments 🙂

Thank You for reading!!!

Love

Sonali

Review: Tone It with Slimming Tea from Tea Treasure

After a lot of tea-tasting, thanks to Tea Treasure, I am back with yet another tea from the company. Now before we head into this tea, let me tell you, just sipping a tea will not help you tackle the fat and shed those kilos. That would require a healthy diet, and a good workout , and yes this tea will give you the advantage as well.

The tea I’m going to talk about today is the Slimming Tea, which is one of their Wellness Teas.

To know more about Tea Treasure and its product Offerings, please read my post: A Treasure Worth the Hunt

About Slimming Tea:

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This tea is a blend of the flavorful high-quality Chinese Mao-Feng green tea and  organic herbs. This satisfying cup of  Slimming tea can be a delicious addition to a weight loss program of exercise and a balanced diet!

Ingredients: Chinese Mao-Feng green tea, Moringa, Licorice, Ginger, Cinnamon, Rose, Ginseng, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia Arjuna.

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Shelf life: 18 months from Manufactured date.

Taste:  The tea has an enchanting aroma of rose, cinnamon ,ginger, exotic spices and herbs. The tea mellows down on preparation and doesn’t have a very bitter taste to it as expected.

Health Benefits: This delicious and satisfying tea is purposefully formulated to meltdown saturated fat naturally with Seabuckthorn, Licorice, Ginger, Cinnamon,  Ginseng, Terminalia-chebula and Terminalia-Arjuna and  Moringa itself contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals keep your metabolism higher and maintains the energy you need to keep up an active lifestyle while cut down extra weight.

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

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.

My take on the Tea:

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This tea has some amazing ingredients which help in meltdown of the fat. One has to be clear that just having this tea wont help much; you need a balanced diet as well as a good workout.

I have just started using this tea. I follow a balanced diet, cutting down on the oily food and snacks and trying to eat  healthy. In addition to this, I have a workout routine thrice a week plus running behind my tod every single day and yes not to forget my blogs and editing which makes tea breaks mandatory.

It can’t get better for me- a green tea that is able to keep my metabolism higher along with melting down the extra fat whilst giving me the energy for the day!

The fragrance is amazing with moringa and rose.

I am having a lot of expectations on this tea.

You can get around 50 cups of tea from this pack as the tea can be infused three times!! Worth every penny splurged on this pack!

 

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 you out!

Also, if you would want me to review any other tea from Tea Treasure, you could comment below and ill work on the same!!!

Till then, go ahead and read my posts on many of the teas offered by Tea Treasure and find the one that would suit your requirement! I’m sure you would find your favourite one.

Thanks for reading!

Love

Sonali