FirstCry.com – The best online shopping store for Kids 

Kids products often tend to be a little more expensive than other products and we wouldn’t mind a little discount on it right? The retail stores however barely offer discounts and this is what stresses me out initially.
However, when I was pregnant, I started looking up for anything that could give me discounts or good deals and that’s when I stumbled on this site. It has been 3 years and I have never gone to any retail store to get my kids things unless necessary or urgent.

The site is a blessing indeed to all the parents as well as the others( as you could purchase gifts for kids from this site).

The site has offers all the time along with cashback offers. However the cashback coupon doesn’t act as an additional discount coupon on your next purchase and if your purchase discount is more than the cashback coupon, it doesn’t accept it. So that’s a small issue.

A deal that comes once in a while is the 1 rupee store- where you can get one product for 1rupee ! This works well if you have to make a purchase during that period and I have got cotton balls, baby lotion, etc for just Rupee 1 ! The best way is to buy pampers so that the cart can cross Rupees 500 ( so you wont be charged for shipping) and then you can pick the product of your choice for Rupee 1. This deal comes like a surprise though.

They have another offer once a month which is the “Free at 3” which is on select few items and if you don’t get the free option , you can purchase it at flat 60% off which is a good deal! 

These are some of the products I purchased at flat 60% off and in case I have missed them in the picture, I will mention them here! The price includes the tax as well:

 1. @bellacottonindia : the cotton wool is priced at 49Rs after disc : 21Rs 

  1. Bella cotton buds priced at 99Rs after disc: Rs44 

  2. Bella hygienic baby tissues -10pc pack of 8 :96Rs after disc 41Rs 

  3. Handwashes from @zucinaturalcare priced at 99Rs each after disc :43Rs for 250ml. I purchased 3 bottles.

  4. Strawberry hand sanitizer from junior range of @zucinaturalcare 145Rs after disc 64Rs with the owl tag 

  5. The flamingo pouch :45Rs after disc 19Rs 

  6. The pen eraser: 25Rs after disc 10Rs 

  7. @hotwheelsofficial : aquamist handwash for boys : 135Rs for 250 ml after disc :54Rs 

  8. @johnsonsbabyindia active shiny drops shampoo 100ml :99Rs after disc 41Rs 

  9. @himalayapersonalcare baby powder : 185Rs for 400gm after disc:80Rs 

  10. @babyhugindia cotton balls around 135Rs for 100gm pack, after disc :64Rs .

 Also I managed to get the @chicco.india toothpaste which my son loves at a good discount (approx 32% off ). This is quite rare! I have more stuff for my son comin in few days – they are from Teddy brand of clothes.

Will share details about the clothes soon!

Hope this post was informative to many!

Love

Sonali

 

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Product Review: Ryaal Mr. Beans – 100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub

A coffee Scrub that would be loved by all the coffee lovers!!!!!

Yes! This scrub is loaded with the goodness of organic coffee, coconut and wild bee honey. Once this little tub is opened up, the aroma of coffee is what got me lost in the product for a while. So let me give you all the detail about this amazing product. This is a PR sample and this product is something that I have fallen in love with and will definitely repurchase.

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Ryaal is a brand that is into 100% organic pure, non diluted essential oils and skin care and hair care products as well.

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” CELLULITE ENEMY: We combine best quality of organic coffee grounds with moisturizing, skin-soothing wild bee honey and organic coconut oil for an extra exfoliating kick. By massaging our organic anti cellulite coffee body scrub onto any problem area, it may help in reduction of the appearance of cellulite.

LOADED WITH ANTI-OXIDANTS: Our Coffee Body Scrub is loaded with antioxidants, which help to fight the appearance of premature skin aging like wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines. When applied under and around the eyes, it can help in minimizing the appearance of puffy eyes as caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It may also help lightens the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

100% NATURAL EXFOLIATING SCRUB & ACNE TREATMENT SKINCARE: Exfoliate your skin improves circulation & help remove residual dirt, giving you a fresher, younger, more moisturized appearance. Coffee grounds in this scrub acts as a mechanical exfoliate that helps to scrub away dead skin to reveal the new, healthy skin underneath and as a chemical exfoliater removing skin cells with enzymes or acidic properties.

COCOA COCONUT SHEA BUTTER SUGAR FACIAL SCRUBS FORMULA: This high caffeine formula specializes in targeting stretch marks & Spider veins while boosting your skins anti-oxidants. The caffeine in a coffee scrub may also help in reducing the appearance of varicose veins. This dead sea salt body scrub also helps to lighten the scars and tighten the skin.

100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub 125 gm with Organic Coffee, Coconut and Wild Bee Honey : Purchase with complete peace of mind, If you are not completely satisfied with the product, we will refund your entire purchase.. “

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Price: Rs. 499/- for 125gm tub

Packaging: I love the Matte finish black tub!!. The tub, the colour and the letterings used reminds me of Lush!!! I just wished they had sent over a spatula with the tub ! The ingredients are mentioned on the tub.

Consistency: The scrub is not one of those Thick scrubs. Its light and in liquid form. It has The coffee granules in it which make your skin squeaky clean and leaves behind a glow.

Fragrance: Strong Coffee aroma

My Take on the Product:

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I have sensitive skin , but not much of acne. The product didn’t break me out and the fragrance is simply amazing. I am a coffee lover and hence the fragrance appeals to me. If you are not very fond of coffee, you might give this a miss , just cos of the fragrance. But I would still suggest that you try this out!

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I have used this product for months now, and I haven’t used it just on my face , but as a body scrub at times too. And I like the immediate effect! the skin gets a glow and gets squeaky clean. I don’t rub the product harshly onto my skin. A light rub is enough.

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Coffee is supposed to help in lightening pigmentation, scars and brightening the skin. The scrub serves the purpose. I use it once a week and a lot of dark spots have lightened.
It makes the skin more bright and radiant.

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– Highly effective in lightening the dark spots and pigmentation.
– it is 100% handmade and vegetarian.
-doesn’t dry the skin like most of the other scrubs.( the other scrub which I recommend is the almond shea and rose from Juicy Chemistry).
– Doesn’t irritate the skin (especially the coffee granules)
– effective as a Deep Cleanser and gets rid of Blackheads.
-Love the coffee fragrance

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-Overpowering Coffee fragrance which can be an issue for those who dislike coffee or have a sensitive nose.
-Comes in a tub- please pack in a spatula team !!! Its a little unhygienic if it has to be used by all.
-The products are available online and not in stores in the market.

So, this product is my Favourite and I recommend this one to all the coffee lovers and also the non-coffee lovers!!!! Please go and try this out!!! A must have scrub in your kin care regime. Though this was a PR sample, this product is gonna be on my repurchase list!

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So go try out their products and let me know what you feel about them!

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Sonali.

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Review: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make Up Removing Micelle Solution


Removing make up was always a task that i dreaded.Getting products like micellar water or even make up removing wipes was a dream.. So yes, i avoided application of make up! It was that simple for me 😬.  Anyways, the beauty,make up and skincare industry has literally grown by leaps and bounds; and I love it ☺️.
My make up removing routine earlier was : use a facial cleanser, followed by a drop of face scrub and get my skin squeaky clean; use a cotton pad and cleansing milk and again clean my face of any remnants. So yes, this was a messy affair especially with the kohl! You all know what I mean 🙄.

At present my life is simpler with these amazing products in ma hands that just destroy every single molecule of product on ma face and make it make up free in minutes!!! 

I have used the Kaya Make Up Remover as well as a Make up removing Oil from Biotique. I had heard of the Bioderma Micellar Water and wanted to see which fares better than the other (which i will be sharing soon in another blog ).

I got the product via Amazon and you can get the product on Nykaa at some amazing deals as well. 

About The Product:

Price: ₹ 945 for 250ml & ₹660 for 100ml

Quantity: available in 250ml and 100ml bottles

Shelf life: 3 years

Fragrance: free of fragrance 

Form:  Liquid form (water)

Packaging:


The product comes in a simple transparent plastic bottle with a pink fliptop cap which makes it convenient to pour the required amount of product. The details about the product, the brand, the pricing and instructions are mentioned on the bottle. 

What the product claims:


Bioderma Sensibio H2O gently cleanses and removes makeup from the face and eyes. The micelles contained in the formula ensure impurities are removed while respecting the cutaneous balance. Soothing active ingredients help prevent feelings of irritation often associated with cleansing. The patented natural Dermatological Advanced Formulation complex raises the skin’s tolerance threshold. Excellent cutaneous and ocular tolerance.

My Experience on Bioderma Sensibio H2O:

I absolutely love this product! All I can say is it effectively removes all the make up from my face and the skin feels clean and fresh post using this micellar water. You may need 2-3 cotton pads dabbed in this water if you have heavy make up on your face, but if you have just a bb/cc cream, a lipstick, eyeliner and kohl 1cotton pad is enough. I use an additional one to ensure I have no make up left on my face.

It is an amazing product and a must have product in every womans make up kit.  Recently there have been new launches of micelle water by Loreal and Maybelline. I have listed down different brands available in the market along with the prices:

  1. Maybelline New York Micellar, ₹399 for 95ml
  2. Loreal Paris Micellar Water, ₹475 for 95ml
  3. Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser & Make-up Remover, ₹1200 for 200ml
  4. Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution, ₹1050 for 200ml
  5. Thalgo Micellar Cleansing Water, ₹2530 for 200ml 

Pros of Bioderma Sensibio H2O:

  1. It is gentle on the skin and eyes
  2. It causes no irritation
  3. Hypoallergenic
  4. It is suitable for sensitive skin
  5. It is paraben free
  6. Travel friendly bottle which doesnt cause product leakage.
  7. 100ml bottle is available which is quite easy to carry on travel trips
  8. Simple yet good packaging
  9. If you are not a person who wears make up everyday,the product would last you a year
  10. Affordable 
  11. Can be purchased easily online

Cons of Bioderma Sensibio H2O:

  1. The waterproof eyeliners are a bit tough to get rid off using this product, although the rest of the make up gets off in seconds. 

My Rating: 4.9/5

In short the product is a must have in every make up artists kit or even a person who does her/his make up once in a while! 

Hope the review helps you out!!!

Love 

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