Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review on Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack



Hi Beauties!



How are you all doing my beautiful ladies? Today I am here to review Charcoal Face Pack from Fabindia. Well you guys already have an idea about my sensitive and combination troubled skin, I suffer from pimples, redness and rashes near my nose and chin area and sometimes it really goes out of my control. I don’t have dark spots and pigmentation but due to pimples and rashes my skin end up getting blemishes. I was looking for a charcoal face pack for so long and heard about this decent Charcoal Face pack so thought of giving it a try. I am using this face pack twice in a week for last two months. 

So let’s see how it worked with my sensitive skin.

What the product claims:


Charcoal is known for its ability to absorb impurities. This pack containing charcoal uses multani mitti as its base. It absorbs oil and dirt from the pores, leaving skin cleaner and healthier.

How to use:



Avoiding the eye area, apply the pack and leave on for 10minutes. Rinse with cold water and pat dry. Close the lid tightly after use.

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Kaolin, Glycerine, Cetostearyl Alcohol, SLES, Isopropyl Palmitate, Activated Charcoal, Papain Powder, Zinc Oxide, Fragrance, Lactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Imid Urea, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Almond Oil, Lemongrass Oil.

Price:


350(INR) for 100gm

My Take on the product:



The product comes in a sturdy plastic rounded jar with a flat screw lid on the top. There is a white sturdy inner lid which secures the product from inside and doesn’t let the product leakage.  I quite like the packaging as it is light weighted and handy too, for jar packaging I always prefer to use spatula to scoop out the product everytime I use. Now coming to the texture part, it has a thick consistency which is decent for a facial mask and easily spreadable with less effort. While opening the jar I can smell a refreshing fragrance of lemongrass which is intense. Face pack is dark grey in color which dries up pretty fast and gives a tightening effect. I use this pack twice in a week. It feels light on my skin, I apply a thick layer all over my face and neck and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with normal water, you have to give extra effort while washing your face because this product has a tendency to get into your skin after drying and you have to take it off with light hand massage during the wash. I do have dry to combination skin and it tends to get oily near t-zone area, this mask completely removes oil, sebum from that area. After washing face you can clearly feel the smoothness in your skin with immediate effect and off course sebum free. I could see a brighter looking skin immediately after the application which remains for day long as it cleans skin from dirt and impurities. With regular usage you can definitely notice a clear and brighter looking skin for sure. I have noticed, it removed my light blemishes near chin area which I think is great. I feel like using moisturizer after using this face pack as it makes skin little dry, so dry to combination skin people should use moisturizer after washing your face. It never irritates my sensitive skin areas near nose and chin and yes no signs of tingling effect on those areas after using it.

Pros:


·         Handy light weight packaging
·         Feels light on my skin
·         Refreshing lemongrass fragrance
·         Smooth consistency which is spreadable
·         Removes dirt, impurities and sebum
·         Makes skin clean and clear
·         Gives a brighter looking skin with regular usage
·         Causes no irritation on sensitive skin area
·         Budget friendly


Cons:
·         Contains parabens
For jar packaging I always scoop out a generous amount with a spatula whenever I use it. So no questions of hygiene issue!

Verdict:

Overall it’s a decent charcoal face mask which can effectively work on clearing your skin from dirt and impurities making it clean and gives an instant glow. It can give a brighter looking skin, removing light blemishes with regular usage. I would recommend this face pack to all combination to oily skin people to try for!

Rating:

4/5

That’s all for today my beauties!

Bbye
Dona


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Review on Alanna - Naturally Beautiful Chocolate Lip balm




 Hi Lovely Ladies!



How are you all doing my beauties? Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! J Hope you guys have enjoyed this weekend. I am extremely sorry for being MIA for past few weeks, trust me I really missed you all, I was unable to spend enough time with my family due to office work and all so thought of taking some days off from everything and just spend some quality time with my family and friendsJ. But today I am here again with a lip product review from the brand Alanna! I have been trying this lip balm for last few weeks and today I want to share my experience with you guys!

But before going to review, let’s see what the brand Alanna says!

Alanna is a brand founded by Rasshi Bahel, totally a natural brand which makes all handmade beauty products mostly skincare and hair care stuffs, with 100% natural ingredients and there is no presence of harsh chemicals, parabens, sulphates  which can cause any kind of skin damage. According to the brand, they have the product range of handmade soaps, body butters, herbal packs both for skin and hair and they are extending their product range. I really got attracted by their tagline which is “Naturally Beautiful” that means they are offering beauty products with best natural extracts without any chemical preservatives that could harm our skin or hair, I am always more into organic natural products when it comes to skincare stuffs as my skin is sensitive and any kind of chemicals can cause skin irritations.


let’s jump into the review now


What the product says:


This lip balm contains an abundance of nourishing and natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Chocolate extract and cocoa powder that seal in moisture and help in the treatment of dry chapped lips.

How to use:

Apply a small amount on lips and massage until absorbed. Use daily any number of times.

Ingredients:

Beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, chocolate extract.

Price:

200(INR) for 8gm



Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here or here Click Here

My Take on the product:




The product comes in a clear rounded hardy plastic jar with golden screw cap on the top which holds the brand logo. The product jar is covered with a beautifully printed cardboard paper box which contains all the information including product ingredients and all. I am totally in love with it’s simple, neat packaging, though they are made of plastic, they are very sturdy, sleek and classy too. Lip balm is chocolate in color, texture is buttery and smooth which can easily melt into your lips. It gets absorbed very quickly without leaving any greasiness. It has a yummy chocolaty smell!!!! I am using this lip balm almost every day two to three times and specially before going to bed. It doesn’t feel heavy on lips after layering. It keeps lips nourished for hours and makes softer looking. I prefer to use lip balms during nighttime before going to bed, be it winter or summer they are like my daily essentials for my lip care. My lips look super hydrated for hours in the next morning.  If you have chapped lips and tired of the flakiness after wearing matte lipsticks, you can try this lip balm to try overnight on your lips regularly. 

Pros:

·         100% natural and handmade
·         Contains no parabens, no sulphates or any harsh chemicals
·         Smells yummy
·         It makes your lips soft and smooth, keeping them hydrated for hours
·         It is soft in texture which glides and spreads smoothly on your lips
·         Cruelty free
·         Not expensive

Cons:

·         Couldn’t find any


Verdict:

Overall I am really very impressed with this lip balm, it is freshly made which is fully loaded with all natural ingredients. It smells yummy, enriched with finest natural resources to make your lips softer and keeping them hydrated and nourished for hours simply can be the best treat for your gentle lips! I would recommend this lip balm to all my friends to try for.

Rating:

4.5/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona

***PR Sample. Honest review***

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color Review, Swatches




Hi Friends!



How you all are doing my lovely ladies? Wish you all a very Happy Merry Christmas and a fantastic new year which is coming ahead. Hope you are all set to usher in the festive season. Now coming to today’s review topic which is on Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color, I have got 5 shades from the range and I have been trying all these beautiful shades from neutral to vibrant ones for past few weeks. These are probably the best quality matte lippies I have tried so far. 

Now let’s start with the detailed review 

What the product claims:


Say 'no' to touch ups with this perfect for office wear, Lakme 9 to 5 weightless mousse matte lip and cheek colour. Lakme’s first lip and cheek colour comes in a mousse texture that’s weightless, giving a powdery matte finish to lips and a soft blush to your cheeks. Lakme 9 to 5 weightless mousse matte lip and cheer colour is ideal for daily office wear adding charm and lasting long. Its dual benefit makes it a high functional product for the busy and on the go working woman. Its looks and feels weightless because of the light weight formula. Since it’s a mousse texture, it absorbs well giving an intense colour that long-lasting. The applicator brush glides on seamlessly making is east to apply and giving a smooth and even finish. There are 10 vibrant shades designed especially for both lips and cheeks. 

Price:

575(INR) for 9 gm


Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here

My Take on the product:


L to R : Pink Plush, Rose Touch, Fuchsia Suede, Plum Feather, Blush Velvet

The product comes in a sleek, light rosy tint color tube packaging with a rose gold applicator on the top. The duo foot applicator is leaf shaped which is very easy to use. There is a plastic thin film on the bottom of the tube where the shade name is mentioned. The tube is further covered with a rose gold cardboard box packaging where all the details about the product are printed. I feel it is difficult to choose the colors as there is no color indicator in the tube except the transparent thin film which carries the shade details on the bottom of the package. Now coming to the texture part, this is creamy and smooth, lighter than NYX soft matte lip creams. Feels super light and airy on my lips, almost feels like no lipstick on lipsJ. It settles down into complete matte finish look into your lips immediately after application. It takes few seconds to get dry so while applying as a blush, you need to blend it very quickly otherwise it will not be easy to work with and after applying on cheeks it simply gives powdery matte finish effect , so here you need to work little fast.  It doesn’t dry out my lips but I have a problem only with one shade i.e “Pink Plush”, don’t know why it tends to crumble after few hours of application and makes my lips very dry. My suggestion would be, do moisturize and exfoliate your lips before applying any matte lippies. It has the similar fainted vanilla scent like NYX soft matte lip creams I guess.  These lippies are insanely pigmented I must say, only two swipes needed to achieve the opaque finish with full coverage. These stay upto 6 to 7 hours easily on my lips and I am totally surprised to see that these lippies can survive meals too with very little fading, they don’t crumble on my lips at all and I don’t feel any flakiness after few hours of application, totally comfortable. I have got 5 shades from the range and they are from neutral to vibrant shades,
following are the shades:
Pink Plush, Rose Touch, Fuchsia Suede, Plum Feather, Blush Velvet

Pros:

·         Very light and smooth texture, does not feel heavy on lips
·         Stays for upto 6 to 7 hours which is really long wearing
·         Great pigmentation, two swipes are enough for an opaque finish with full coverage
·         Beautiful shades to choose from
·         Not extremely matte, doesn’t make lips drying at all
·         Duo foot applicator is bendable and easy to use
·         Not very expensive

Cons:

·         I have a problem with ‘Pink Plush’ shade, it tends to crumble and makes my lips dry after sometime of application

Verdict:

Overall these lippies are truly great in terms of quality and price, I really love how these lippies feel so light on my lips without making my lips too drying. I would totally recommend these lippies to all my matte lover beauties to try for.

Rating:

4.75/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Alanna - Naturally Beautiful Lavender & Mint Shower Gel Review


Hi friends,




How are you doing all my lovely friends? Today I am here to review a shower gel from the brand Alanna - Naturally beautiful, I have a huge thing for lavender fragrance, and I totally love the aroma how it relaxes me and I could feel the pure freshness but when it combined with the mint extracts it can give you the cooling effect which is an added benefit when you really like to distress yourself from a hectic day. A must have affordable bathing gel for you guys, which I am going to talk about today! But before going to the review part, I would like to introduce to the brand Alanna - Naturally Beautiful with you guys J

So let’s check see What the Brand says:


Alanna is a brand founded by Rasshi Bahel, totally a natural brand which makes all handmade beauty products mostly skincare and hair care stuffs, with 100% natural ingredients and there is no presence of harsh chemicals, parabens, sulphates  which can cause any kind of skin damage. According to the brand, they have the product range of handmade soaps, body butters, herbal packs both for skin and hair and they are extending their product range. I really got attracted by their tagline which is “Naturally Beautiful” that means they are offering beauty products with best natural extracts without any chemical preservatives that could harm our skin or hair, I am always more into organic natural products when it comes to skincare stuffs as my skin is sensitive and any kind of chemicals can cause skin irriations.

Thank you team for sending me some amazing products to try for from which I am going to share my experience about a shower gel today! So let’s jump into the review now J

Product Description:


Peppermint Oil, Coconut derivative base along with lavender oil makes a powerful anti-bacterial system which gives a pleasant and refreshing feel to your morning bath, keeping you rejuvenated throughout the day. Further combination of Amla and Reetha effectively treats pigmentation, acne and tones the skin.

Ingredients: 

Coconut Derivative Base, Aqua, lavender Oil, Pepperment Oil, Amla and Reetha Extract

How to use:

Apply appropriate amount on damp skin, lightly massage and rinse well with Luke warm water. Pat dry.

Price:


450(INR) for 200gm

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here or here Click Here

My take on the product:



The product comes in a hard plastic transparent bottle with product ingredients list, description and other information in the outside labeling. The bottle is covered with a beautifully printed cardboard paper box. It has a pump dispenser as a cap which is very easy to use and it doesn’t lead to any product wastage. Now coming to the fragrance which is really very soothing, it has a combination aroma of lavender which I like a lot and the cooling mint scent which can give the perfect relaxation. The shower gel is runny in consistency and absolutely transparent looking. I use it with a loofah, it lathers pretty well and requires little amount of product for full body application. It washes off easily without leaving any greasy film behind and cleanses skin well. It has the anti-bacterial property as it contains lavender oil and gives you the refreshing feeling after every wash you take in the morning.  

Pros:

·         100% natural and handmade
·         Contains no parabens, no sulphates or any harsh chemicals
·         Perfect consistency for a shower gel
·         Nice soothing lavender, minty fragrance which gives you the fresh feeling and cooling effect too
·         Doesn’t make skin dehydrated after application though I like to apply body moisturizer after taking bath
·         It washes off easily without leaving any greasiness behind
·         Cleanses skin very well
·         Cruelty free


Cons: 

·         I couldn’t find any!

Verdict:

Overall this is a great budget friendly shower gel with a refreshing and soothing aroma of lavender and mint, perfect gel runny consistency for a shower gel, enriched with all the goodness of natural ingredients and no presence of any chemicals and lavender oil acts as an anti-bacterial agent which is obviously an added benefit. I would totally recommend this shower gel to all my friends to try for.

Rating:

4.5/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona

***PR sample. Honest review***