Saturday, August 20, 2016

Review on Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Facial Scrub




Hi Friends!



Hope you all are doing well. Today I am going to review a face scrub from Ma Earth Botanicals which I am using for past two weeks. I generally use face scrubs thrice in a week and most of them are homemade, because of my sensitive skin near nose and chin area, I mostly avoid harsh face scrubs and those are loaded with chemicals which causes serious skin irritation and rashes. This rose face scrub which I have received has very mild scrub particles and it is very gentle on my skin. 

Now let’s start with the detailed review 

What the product claims:



A truly luxurious gentle powder exfoliant to buff and cleanse all skin types. Prepared using a complex blend of ground Rose petals, powdered nuts and plant extracts that are deeply nourishing and provide relief from dryness. Regular cleansing with this fine powder helps to brighten skin and bring glow and radiance to the face. Gently and thoroughly removes dead skin cells and grime, leaving skin deeply cleansed.

How to use:



Mix one teaspoon with rose water or milk to form a wet paste. Using circular upward movements, gently scrub the paste over your face and neck, avoiding the eyes.  Its best to leave on as a mask for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Ingredients:



Avena sativa (Oats), Rosa (Rose), Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond), Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) nut shells, Silybum Marianum (Milk), Rosa Damascena (Rose) essential oil, Pelargonium (Geranium) essential oil 

Price:



275(INR) for 40 gm 

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here

My Take on the product:




The product comes in a transparent plastic tub packaging which has a black screw lid on the top. There is a black color paper labelling outside the tub which contains all the information about the product including price, ingredients etc. It has white colored inner lid inside for extra protection. The Product is off-white in color,dry powder form with tiny scrub granules which is not at all harsh in nature. Scrub has an amazing rose fragrance which is very soothing and it lingers for sometimes even after rinsing off the product from skin. As it comes in dry form we need to make paste either with rose water or milk, I prefer to mix it with milk and make a paste of it, I then gently massage (don’t rub the scrub) the paste all over my face and neck for 5 minutes and leave it for another 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse off with normal water. So according to their instruction we can use this product in both ways, as a mild scrub as well as a face pack. Though it has mild scrub particles, it is very effective in removing dead skin cells and makes skin clean and soft. Though it is temporary but it gives an instant radiant glow with immediate effect after application. It makes skin very smooth without drying my skin. As you all know I have sensitive skin near nose and chin area, I was little skeptical about that if it cause any irritation but I am really happy to see it didn’t as because it contains only natural ingredients which is absolutely safe for sensitive skin too. I am using this scrub thrice in a week and I can see a very cleaned, soft and smooth skin after each application. 

Pros:

·         Scrub particles are not harsh for your gentle skin
·         Capable of removing dead skin cells, dirt and excess oil making skin clean
·         Doesn’t make skin dry after application
Makes skin soft and smooth 
·         Made with all natural ingredients
·         Amazing rosy fragrance which is very soothing
·         Travel friendly packaging
·         Doesn’t cause any irritations near my sensitive skin area.( safe for using sensitive skin too)


Cons:

·         Little bit pricey



Verdict:

Overall it’s a good scrub which contains some really effective natural exfoliating particles, capable of removing dead skin cells along with dirt and impurities making skin clean and smooth without any drying effect. I would totally recommend this scrub to all my friends to try for if you really want to pamper your skin with some goodness of natural scrub ingredients and essential oil to make your skin clean and smooth.

Rating:

4.5/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona

***PR Sample. Honest Review***

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NYX Matte Lipstick in Shade ‘Bloody Mary’ and ‘Street Cred’, Review, Swatches


Hello Lovelies!



Hope you all are doing great! Today I am here with two lipstick shades from Nyx Matte collection, thanks to Nykaa.com for making NYX products easily available with much reasonable price that is cheaper than NYX products at Sephora. So soon after NYX has officially launched on Nykaa,com, I placed a tiny order.  Along with other stuffs, NYX matte lipsticks were in my wishlist for long, so got two shades from their matte range and after using these lipsticks for past few days, I thought of sharing my experience about these lipsticks with you guys.

So let’s jump into the review now.

What the product says:



Never go without a gorgeous Matte Lipstick! A smooth swipe of this NYX fan fave delivers highly pigmented, richly formulated and long-wearing colour. The formula glides on smoothly and stays put with a non-drying matte finish.

·         Highly pigmented colour.
·         Non-glossy, high-fashion matte finish.
·         Long lasting.



Ingredients:

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Alcohol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyisobutene, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Cire de carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Alumina, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), BHT, Fragrance/Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 36 (CI 12085), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Price:

625(INR)

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here or Sephora Stores




Pigmentation:

Great pigmentation, needed just one or two swipes to get the full coverage.



Staying Power:

Staying power is pretty decent, can be wearable up to 4 to 5 hours.

My Take on the product:

Swatches of 'Bloody Mary'




Swatches of 'Street Cred'



These lipsticks come in a black matte plastic tube packaging with black lipstick bullet inside and details about the brand and shade name is mentioned at the outer part of the tube. There is a transparent plastic part in the middle of the tube from where you could easily identify the lip shade. I found the retractable bullet is loosely bound and comes out very easily and the lipstick cap is not tightly attached, so not that handy packaging in my opinion.  Now coming to the texture, which is very creamy, not at all glossy but not powdery matte too, it gives a semi matte finish effect after applying into lips which doesn’t settle into lip lines, feels light on lips. It has non-drying formula and never emphasizes dry patches and lines of your lips. Though it settles into a semi matte finish, it bleeds a bit and transferable too so need to take care of that after applying them. These lipsticks are insanely pigmented! Just one or two swipes needed for an opaque intense finish with full coverage. Staying power is also very decent, can stay up to 4 to 5 hours and after that it starts fading. It can survive light snacks, drinks and light meals. ‘Bloody Mary’ is basically a very pretty reddish shade with fully pink undertones which can be suitable for almost every Indian skin tones.  ‘Street Cred’ is a very bright coral again with pink undertones which I think is pretty too and great for summer wear, suitable for fair to medium skin tones.

Pros:

·         Creamy smooth texture
·         Non-drying formula
·         Feels light on lips
·         Intensely pigmented
·         Decent staying power
·         Beautiful shade range
·         Doesn’t emphasize lip lines

Cons:

·         The formula bleeds and transfers too.
·         Packaging is not convenient in my opinion

Verdict:

Overall these lipsticks are having very creamy texture, non-drying formula which does not make your lips to dry as powdery matte formula rather than giving a semi matte finish look. These are highly pigmented, pretty much long wearing and comfortable to wear.

Rating:

4/5

That’s all for today girls!


Bbye

Dona

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review on Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack





Hi Lovely Ladies!


How are you all doing my beauties? Wishing you all a Happy Independence day! J Hope you guys are enjoying this long weekend. Well I decided to sit back and take some rest during this time which I was wanting for so long (due to my busy office schedule), So I am taking long naps, reading some of my favorite books which was in my bucket list and at the same time taking extra care of my skin to keep it healthy and happy! J Now coming to the review part, today I am here to talk about a sleeping pack from Innisfree which I have been using for last two months. This is the first sleeping pack I am trying and I have been eyeing this product for long time.  

Now let’s start with the review.

What the product says:


A sleeping pack containing organic Jeju fresh green tea to keep your skin moisturized and clear while sleeping!

Get more moisture and freshness with organic Jeju green tea and green tea seeds.

1. Dual Moisture-Rising Technology™ derived from organic green tea and green tea seed oil

Green tea extracted from fresh green tea leaves harvested on Jeju Island is rich in amino acids and minerals that help keep the skin moisturized. Seed oil preserves moisture under the skin for an extended period to prevent drying.

2. Natural green tea antioxidants

The nutrition capsules, filled with natural ingredients, provide antioxidants to your skin and quickly brighten skin tone.

How to use:

For the final step of your night skincare routine, apply the product all over your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth. While applying, gently massage the product into your face so that it is absorbed by the skin. Enjoy a good night's sleep and use warm water to wash your face off in the morning.

Ingredients:


The Green tea Extract (73.3%), Propanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Betaine, Niacinamide, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Verbena Extract, Orange Extract, Corn Starch, Grapefruit Extract, Tangerine Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lactose, Mycrocrystalline Cellulose, Sucrose, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate20, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

Price:


1150(INR) for 80ml pack

My Take on the product:



The product comes in a green plastic glossy tub packaging which has a round big neck with twisted rounded cap on the top. I am totally in love with Innisfree’s simple, neat packaging, though they are made of plastic, they are very sturdy, sleek and classy too. The tub is further covered with recycled paper box which contains the details about the product including price and ingredients. There is a very thin transparent plastic layer which keeps the product secured from inside.  Now coming to the consistency, it has a gel based thick texture which feels very light weight when you apply it on your skin. If we look closely we can clearly see some tiny white beads are mixed with the gel based creamy texture which are not harsh to your skin at all. It has a very refreshing and soothing aroma which I liked a lot, an aroma that I am addicted to. I use this sleeping pack thrice in a week and take a required quantity to massage all over my face and neck. The white tiny beads melt into my skin while light massaging and leaves my skin smooth. The next morning I can see my skin is fresh and supple with softer looking.  I wash my face in the next morning with a face wash. It keeps my skin nourished and hydrated for day long. The best part is that, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive nose and chin area and I couldn’t see any redness or itchiness over that area. Though it is light weighted, you can feel little stickiness or greasiness on the next morning and you could feel of washing your face with a face wash to remove that greasiness but yes it works overnight to remove all the dry patches from your skin making it healthy and glowy. I think for that reason this sleeping pack is perfect for winter season because it can completely protect our skin from any kind of dryness or roughness and give the pure protection over the night absorbing the whole product into the skin making it soft and smooth. I generally use it twice or thrice in a week as I have dry to normal skin.  I couldn’t notice any brightening effect after using this product for past two months though it makes my skin glowy and smooth. 



Pros:

·         Nice green tub packaging with recycled paper box which is sturdy and classy
·         Light weighted gel based pack
·         Refreshing aroma
·         Makes skin smooth and supple
·         Keeps skin hydrated for day long
·         Removes skin patches or dryness
·         Doesn’t cause any break outs
·         Doesn’t irritate sensitive skin area
·         Perfect for dry skin and winter season

Cons:

·         Couldn’t notice any brightening effect

Rating:

4/5

Verdict:

Overall it’s a nice sleeping pack with refreshing aroma of green tea, light weighted in texture gel based formula melts and absorbs into skin very easily with very less effort and making skin soft and supple without irritating sensitive skin areas and keeping skin hydrated for day long. People with dry  to normal skin can try this sleeping pack to get a healthy looking glowy skin removing all dry patches without any breakouts.

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review on Fabindia Body Spray in Passion Flower




Hi Friends!



Hope you all are doing well. Today I am here to talk about one of the daily essentials without which we cannot step out this summer, to beat this scorching heat and sweating, body spray is a must have like sunblock. Today’s review is about a body spray from Fabindia passion flower,  Fabindia stocks a wide range of affordable body sprays and this variant is one of my favorite from their collection.

Let’s get started now.

What the product says:



·         Body Spray
·         Spray all over body
·         Do not use on open wounds or broken skin
·         Natural
·         Mild
·         Pleasant Fragrance

Ingredients:

·         DENATURED ALCOHOL
·         DM WATER
·         FRAGRANCE
·         PROPYLENE GLYCOL
·         COLOURANTS.



Price:

 225(INR) for 100ml

Availability:

You can buy it from here Click Here

My take on the product:



The body spray comes in a transparent plastic bottle with spray nozzle which is covered with a plastic cap on the top. I love its simple packaging which is travel convenient due to its light weight.  The spray is faint pinkish in color and basically water based formula without any gas mixture. It has a strong floral fragrance, I just love the rosy aroma which is very refreshing and rejuvenating.  Staying power is decent, for me it stays about 3 to 4 hours which totally meets my expectation considering the price, those who sweats a lot, staying power should be less for them and need frequent reapplication for the freshness effect. It doesn’t cause any skin irritations but I always prefer to apply it on my cloths rather than applying directly into the skin.  

Pros:

·         Nice floral fragrance
·         Best suitable for daily use
·         Budget friendly
·         Staying power is decent considering the price
·         Doesn’t cause skin irritations
·         Travel convenient packaging


Cons:

·         Contains alcohol

Verdict:

Overall I am satisfied with this body spray, we couldn’t expect a very long staying power within this price range and considering the price it is truly a value for money product. Perfect for daily use and because of the light weight plastic packaging, it is handy too. If you really love strong floral fragrance than definitely give it a try for sure!

Rating:

4/5

That’s all for today friends!

Bbye
Dona