Sunday, October 23, 2016

Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask Review



Hi Friends!



How are you all doing my lovely friends?? Hope you all had a happy and funfilled weekend. J My skin is behaving so weirdly these days during the festive season and it is pretty much obvious because I am wearing too much makeup almost everyday foundation, concealer and other cosmetic stuffs, and as a result I am facing some break outs and little bit of rashes near my nose and chin area. The product I am going to review today is from Plum, ‘Green Tea Clear face Mask’ which is basically helping a lot to fight against all these skin problems during this time. 

So let’s start with the review now:

What the product claims:



Oil Control Mask.Get instantly brighter, healthier-looking skin. A soft, creamy formula that applies nicely and is also easy to wash off, without drying your face. Gentle exfoliation of glycolic acid removes dead cells and impurities, while antioxidant benefit of organic green tea extracts helps control acne (pimples) over the long run. A must-have product for oily and combination skin types.

Ingredients:



How to use:

·         Gently apply a thin layer over all areas of the face, avoid eyes and lips area.
·         Wait for about 20 minutes or until the mask dries completely.
·         Wash off with plain water.
·         Do not scrub face with towel, gently pat dry.
·         Gently hydrate your skin with Green Tea Mattifying Moisturiser to seal in the goodness ingredients.
·         Use it once-twice a week after exfoliating your skin with gentle scrub based face wash.

Price:



475(INR) for 60gm

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here

My take on the product:




The product comes in a transparent heavy glass rounded tub with white twisted cap on the top, there is a white lid inside which separated the cap and the product inside and gives the protection from product leakage. Packaging contains ingredients information, price and other details. I found the jar is not easy to carry around so not a travel friendly packaging and you should have to be careful while handling.  Now coming to the texture which looks thick and clay form with light yellowish brown color, though it looks thick, you can apply the formula easily as it spreads evenly all over your face without any hassle.  It smells like just heavenly, s pure soothing aroma of green tea which is very refreshing too and lingers for sometimes after application, don’t worry it’s not so overpowering for sensitive noses. It gives little tingling sensation immediately after application which fades away within sometime. I use this mask twice in a week, I keep it for min 20 minutes when the mask dries completely and wash it off with plain water. Though it is a clay based mask, it doesn’t make your skin dry. I do have generally dry skin but in this summertime it behaves like combination skin and thus result in skin problems like breakouts, rashes and all, it can completely absorb the oil and removes dirt from t-zone area and makes it super clean, and best part is that it does help to get rid of those rashes from my nose and chin areas. It can pull out the dirt and impurities form your skin making it squeaky clean. It gives an instant healthy glow which remains for hours. As it contains glycolic acid, the mask works as a mild exfoliator too and the green tea extracts helps to reduce acne and other skin problems. 

Pros:

·         Free form parabens and other harsh chemicals
·         Great ingredients list
·         Glycolic acid works as mild exfoliator and green tea helps to reduce acne and other skin problems, so it is basically a multitasking product
·         Very soothing and refreshing fragrance
·         Makes skin squeaky clean
·         Gives instant healthy glow
·         Absorbs oil form t-zone area and pulls out dirt and impurities

Cons:

·         Heavy glass jar packaging is not travel convenient

Verdict:

Overall it s great clay face mask, which can fight against various skin problems like acnes, irritations, breakouts,a multitasking product which can act as a mild exfoliator, making skin super clean and smooth as well as helps to reduce skin rashes and pimples without making your skin dry. I would totally recommend this product to oily and combination skin people to try for.

Rating:

4.5/5

That’s all for today friends!

bbye
Dona

Friday, October 21, 2016

Online Shopping Experience with Qtrove,Haul and Discount Coupons


Hi Friends!

Hope you all are doing good. Well I have a question to ask you all my friends, what do you think about curated and handmade products? Don’t you think these products each have a story of its own, a value or a passion that it carries? Well for me, anything that carries a passion or love can be a great gifting option to your loved ones as well as to gift yourself too through which you can easily pass your message. These curated products are made by the artisans all over the world, and some online platforms are helping them out to support their business. Today I am here to talk about Qtrove which is basically an online shopping hub which stocks up a wide range of handmade, curated products, recently I made a purchase from this website and today I am here to share my shopping experience with you guys.

About the Website Qtrove:

All curation grows until it requires search. All search grows until it requires curation." - Benedict Evans
Ever noticed how crowded e-commerce marketplaces get? Everyone and their neighbor is looking to sell the same products. For you, it means the same product being fulfilled by 50 different vendors with a price difference of +/-5%. For a vendor, it means having to lower the prices just to stay ahead of the curve. Heck, It needn't be this way.
Enter Qtrove (Curated Trove) which brings you curated products from handpicked vendors. 
At Qtrove, we believe that YOU are unique and so should be the products you buy.The experience of shopping and selling should be delightful and joyous and our aim is to release you from the "tyranny of choice”. We have decided to handpick only the best/unique products from the choicest of vendors across the world for that curated and a personalised experience. For a change, let a marketplace be about the quality of products it sells rather than the range.
Qtrove is basically an online platform where you can buy or sell natural, organic handmade products which can be categorised as skincare products, food products, handmade designer sarees, handmade jewellery, accessories, home d├ęcor etc. The best part I have found about this website is the product range they have for your lovable pets Pet Care I am really very happy for this as I was searching some stuffs for my baby boy ‘HUCHIKO’(my pug puppy). Everything is so personalized, handcrafted thus all these products can easily qualify your quality taste. J

Needless to say Qtrove website is very neat, simple to browse and completely user friendly with everything clearly stated.  The website layout is so attractive, I can even spend hours browsing it without getting tired J.The wide variety of natural and organic product range they are offering is pretty affordable too.  The customer support team is very active, I got the confirmation mail and phone call after placing my order. The delivery was very fast though products came into batches, packaging was very delicate I must say J

Let’s check out my haul now J



Cauvery Eucalyptus Soap:



I usually do not use bath soaps, as I prefer to use shower gels, but this time I thought of ordering  this soap set which consists of three eucalyptus soaps. you can buy it from here Click Here

Maduban Pomegranate face pack


This is for my mom actually. you can buy it form here Click Here

Ardhana Coffee lip scrub


I love to use lip scrubs a lot so when I saw this tempting product I couldn’t resist myself from buying it.you can buy it from here Click Here

Do Bandar Paw Balm




This is for my little baby boy ‘HUCHIKO’, actually I was searching a paw cream for long but not able to find it and I am really happy to get it from Qtrove. you can buy it from here Click Here

Pros:

·         User friendly website
·         Wide range of organic, handmade products with good product qualities and affordable price range
·         Faster delivery
·         Hassle free shopping experience with great customer support

Cons:

·         Products came into batches.

Verdict:

Overall I am satisfied with my shopping, easy to browse site, user friendly interface,huge variety of curated and handmade products with best qualities, faster delivery option, so what else do we need?

Now here is a 20% discount coupon code for all my readers ‘INSTADONA20’ on the minimum purchase of amount 300 or above. Go and have a great shopping experience with Qtrove. J

Rating:

4/5

That’s all for today friends!

Bbye

Dona

Monday, October 17, 2016

Review on Inatur Herbals Olive & Oat Face Wash


Hi Friends!



Hope you all are doing well. Today I am here to review a face wash from Inatur Herbals which I have received few weeks back. I generally do have dry skin but it tends to get combination in the summers and I always end up catching skin irritations near my sensitive nose and chin area. This face wash is specially meant for sensitive skin people which is absolutely free from sulphate, made with all natural and organic ingredients. Now please keep on reading me to know more J

What the product claims:



It is a mild facial cleanser with a creamy gel base and nourishing properties that is especially formulated for sensitive and delicate skin. It gently cleanses the skin of all impurities and make-up residues to give a fresh, smooth and glowing face.It contains Oatmeal- that has both anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties that help to treat a variety of skin disorders like sunburns, eczema and poison ivy. Olive oil contained in the face wash removes blemishes, Chamomile Oil- has antiseptic and healing properties, Green tea- acts as an astringent and Honey hydrates and restructures the skin.
Key Ingredients:
Chamomile oil, green tea, honey, oatmeal and olive oil


Price:
150(INR) for 75 ml

Availability:
You can get it from here Click Here
My take on the product:


The product comes in a light lemon green plastic squeezable tube packaging with flip cap on the top.  I have found the packaging is very easy to use due to the flip cap which makes it more travel convenient. Ingredient list and other details are available in the packaging itself.  The face wash is scrub based that is it contains tiny white, yellow and light sea green colored scrubbing particles which are not at all harsh to your soft skin, it doesn’t have a runny consistency like other face washes. It has a light soothing green tea fragrance which is refreshing and lingers for sometimes even after washing off your face, but don’t have to worry about it as it is not overpowering. I am using this face wash two times daily and I haven’t faced any skin irritations rather it helped me to make my skin smooth and supple, as it contains scrub granules, it has a mild working ability to remove dead skin cells and little bit of white heads near my nose area without giving any rashes or pimples. It doesn’t make my skin looks brighter looking but it cleans my face thoroughly, pulling out dirt from my skin making it squeaky clean and clear. It will not make your skin dry as it contains honey which gives you moisturization, though I don’t feel the need of using any moisturizer after this but I always splash Kama Ayurveda rose water immediately after face wash and that gives a healthy glow to my skin on regular usage.

Pros:
·         Great ingredient list
·         Travel friendly packaging
·         Makes skin squeaky clean removing skin impurities and dirt from daily pollution and gives a healthy glow on regular usage.
·         Doesn’t dry out skin
·         Light soothing fragrance
·         Sulphate free, organic and natural
·         Dermatologically tested
·         Pocket friendly

Cons:
·         It does irritate my eyes terribly, so try to avoid using near eye area.

Verdict:
Overall it is a decent face wash, no such skin irritations, rashes or pimples near sensitive skin area, doesn’t dry out your skin, completely free from sulphate, made with natural and organic ingredients which is truly meant for sensitive skin people out there, so I totally would recommend this product to try for!

Rating:
4/5
That’s all for today friends!
Bbye
Dona
***PR sample. Honest Review***








Thursday, October 13, 2016

Review on Inatur Herbals Olive Body Butter




Hi Friends!



Wish you Shubho Bijoya Dashami and a happy Dussehra to all my lovely friends! J Hope you guys have enjoyed your holidays like I did, pandal hopping, loads of good food and hanging around with family and friends!! Such an amazing Puja Celebration, Ohh!!! I am feeling so relaxed after such a long time. J Now Today I am here to review a product from Inatur Herbals ‘Olive Body Butter’ which I have been using for past two weeks and thought of sharing my views with you guys.

So now let’s get started! 

What the product claims:



Pamper your skin with Inatur’s olive body butter that helps to retain the hydration of the skin and maintains the pH balance and absorbs quickly.It is food for the skin that nourishes and softens it and can be used by sensitive skin and as well as on babies.It is enriched with pure Olive Oil- that has anti-ageing properties and is a natural sunscreen too that helps to remove blemishes, its regenerative power also stimulates the process of skin healing and Vitamin E- that rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin by generating new skin cells, thereby making the skin look fresh and healthy.

Ingredients:

Aqua Glycerin Olea Europea(Olive) fruit Oil, Isopropyl  Myristate, Emulsifying wax, Ethylene Glycol Monostearate, Stearyl Stearate Hydontoin, Fragrance.

Price:



280(INR) for 100ml

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here



My Take on the product:




Inatur herbals Olive body butter comes in a rich olive green plastic tub packaging with a screw cap on the top. Presence of an inner lid keeps the product secure from inside. The plastic tub is quite sturdy and easy to handle. Ingredient list and other details are available in the packaging itself. Now once you open the cap you could feel a very soothing fragrance which is refreshing and not at all strong for sensitive noses. The texture is not too thick but having the perfect creamy consistency as a body butter which can easily absorbs by light hand massaging and melts into your skin with very less effort, though it not looks thick but it can easily keep your skin nourished and hydrated for long, so don’t judge it’s effectivity by its texture or looks.  It doesn’t leave your skin greasy or sticky after application. I feel somehow this body butter is little heavy for me in this summer season, so I am using it after everyday shower when my skin needs some moisturizer. It keeps my skin soft, smooth and hydrated for 5 to 6 hours which I feel quite decent as it is enriched with vitamin e and aloe vera and has the capability of nourishing your skin deeply, keeping them soft and supple.  This product is for all skin types and specially meant for sensitive skin people so that’s obviously an added benefit of this product. 

Pros:

·         Soft creamy texture, not very thick but perfect consistency
·         Soothing fragrance
·         Keeps skin hydrated and nourished for day long hours
·         Doesn’t feel greasy after application
·         Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E
·         No harsh chemicals
·         No animal fat
·         PH balanced
·         Decently priced

Cons: 

·         I really couldn’t find any
For tub packaging I always scoop out a generous amount with a spatula whenever I use it. So no questions of hygiene issue!

Verdict:

Overall I am satisfied with the quality of this body butter, it has a nice creamy texture which absorbs easily into your skin and melts without leaving any greasiness behind. It makes skin soft and supple after application even when applied in dry skin people, it has the ability to give enough moisturizer to your skin removing the dry patches of our skin making it smooth and soft. I would totally recommend this product to all skin types’ people.

Rating:

4.5/5

That’s all for today friends!

Bbye
Dona

***PR Sample. Honest Review***