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St. D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturizer Review

PicsArt_12-10-02.04.15 (1)PicsArt_12-10-02.08.42As much as I love makeup , body lotions and moisturizes capture my attention without any doubt as they are a necessity for dried out skin.

Today Im trying the newly launched St. D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturizer ultra- enriching body lotion. St. D’vence products are formulated and designed by St. D’vence in London and they are manufactured in india by Bio Herbal Remedies.

St. D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturizer ultra- enriching body lotion, with a beautiful blend of argan oil, avocado butter, olive oil and vitamin E. It claims to royally hydrate the driest skin, soften and bring natural glow. This is paraben and chemicals free. This is a 100% vegetarian product with highly premium botanical and essential oils.PicsArt_12-10-02.06.50PicsArt_12-10-02.10.22I keep my body moisturized all the time, believe me I end up using 300ml bottle in a month, I moisturizer my body more than 3 times a day not because I have a dry skin, but cold weather and also Air conditioning dries out my body too often hence I’m used to it specially my hands and legs are moisturized more often.

St. D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturizer This is a light weight lotion with super quick absorption technology. It relieves dry skin by hydrating and retaining the moisture. There is not an area on the body that St. D’vence won’t protect and soften.

Apply moisturizer twice a day to maintain soft silky looking hydrating skin.

St. D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturizer comes in different sizes I bought myself 100ml  for Rs.275/- and 300ml for Rs.499/- which is quite pricey but a little goes a long way and most importantly it works well.PicsArt_12-10-02.01.44

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A Note On Fursat Ki Baoli Soaps

PicsArt_12-10-01.48.01Soaps were probably the first  beauty item which were in constant use by everyone, they now been replaced  by shower gels.

Yes, looks like we have ditched soaps for shower gels, I do not recall the last time I bought bathing soaps.

In the interest of testing new products I decided upon trying a few bathing soaps by “Fursat ki Baoli”.

About the brand

Fursat Ki Baoli are into handmade-milled soaps , A good quality moisturizing soap that last longer and smells good with a blend of essential oils. These are petroleum and paraben free, these soaps contain prescribed preservatives in prescribe limits to keep bacteria, molds & fungus as per fursat ki baoli.

I’m going to review 3 flavors today Tea tree(Tea Tree Oil), Himalayan Deoder(Cedarwood) and Indian Dream(Gulab & Mogra) .PicsArt_12-10-01.52.50

PicsArt_12-10-01.55.40PicsArt_12-10-01.57.59My Experience with these soaps : I would say my skin seems to enjoy these soaps, they smell as per their flavors. Indian Dream(Gulab & Mogra) has a strong smell where as Tea Tree and Himalayan Deoder has a mild scent.

These are miniatures you can buy 4 for Rs 300, soaps looks clear and square in shape which I like. The packaging is pretty normal, these are just wrapped in thin covers.

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Soaps usually are drying which is why most us have ditched soaps, but these are pretty hydrating and moisturizing. The smells lasts a bit longer, the soaps lather well and cleanses well. You can use these nearly for a month it’s not sticky or doesn’t melt.

The downside is that these are over priced.

I Absolutely loved trying these soaps so if you want to give it a try you can buy this at www.fursatkibaoli.com

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Greenberry New Launches

PicsArt_12-06-11.22.20I’m obsessed staying up to date on new launches as it helps me plan what I need to invest on. Winter times we see a lot of new products coming in, I had an opportunity to try these two new launches by green berry.

About the brand I have reviewed green berry Face wash and scrub in the recent past, here are the review links, in case you guys want to know about the products.

Detox Charcoal Face wash https://wp.me/p8MEX7-hI

Bio Active D-Tan Exfoliating Scrub https://wp.me/p8MEX7-hC

Today I’m going to review Day Lotion and Detox Activated Charcoal Body Wash Gel, Lets begin with the winter essential.PicsArt_12-06-11.25.46

Day Lotion with natural sunshield and healing extracts :  I have really enjoyed testing this day body lotion, during winters moisturizer and body lotions are the most needed skin care product. I have been using this about a week as my daily moisturizer so far its good.

My first impression is that its great overall as a moisturizer it hydrates the skin to the maximum. It has a thick consistency however it blends and observes well into the skin, it doesn’t feel greasy or oily.

When we decide upon investing on a body lotion the things we look for mainly are that it should not make you feel oily and has to retain moisture as long as possible and we prefer natural ingredients that are not harmful hence on those lines the green berry day lotion get full points.PicsArt_12-06-11.32.10

In terms of Ingredients, this is a lovely blend of carrot seed, Rosemary Oil, Aleovera, Sunflower oil, Almond Oil etc. It has a mild scent reminds me of talcum powder.

Suitable for all skin types, people with Very dry skin may have to massage this well in to the skin due to its thick consistency. I personally like this body lotion. However for Net Weight : 200ML, Rs.595/- is a bit pricey.

Product Shelf : 12 months

Packaging: The bottle comes with a pump that makes it easy and hygiene is maintained well.

Has a mild scent smells a little like jasmine as well as a talcum powder.

Texture: Thick and creamy

How I Use: Take the product on the palm as desired and apply twice a day to the entire body and massage well to ensure it hydrates the skin to the maximum.PicsArt_12-06-11.27.32

Detox Activated Charcoal Body Wash Gel : The bottle with a pump, the gel has a slightly runny consistency, lathers well without foaming too much and leaves the skin smooth and fresh with the goodness of charcoal, spearmint and tea tree oil. These are Paraben and sulphate free.

Smells fresh like a mint that gives a good feel, I love the scent its mild and not over powering. If you love mint  you will love playing with this.PicsArt_12-06-11.29.23

How I Use : Take the product in the palm or loofah as desired and spread over a damp body. Massage till lather appears.

Net Weight : 200ML, Rs.595/- is again a bit pricey.

Product Shelf : 6 months

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Rubans

PicsArt_12-01-09.44.58Jewellery makes a women feel confident and it’s the most transformative thing women can wear and it’s absolutely ok to be obsessed with jewellery in fact it’s a great obsession as jewellery is known to be a great investment.

Rubans is driven by a bunch of young talented people led by Mrs. Chinu kala, a former Mrs. India finalist. Her passion for jewelry led her to start the first high-end store Rubans accessories in 2012 at  Forum Mall Bangalore.PicsArt_12-03-07.52.34 (1)

 

Rubans are specialized in various Categories and have some beautiful Jewellery collections allowing women to intensify their looks with various jewellery options with high quality materials. Their collection includes Earrings, Necklace Set, Chain & Necklaces, Finger Rings, Bangles, Bracelets and Maang tika

Every piece is handcrafted using different forms of crafts like Rajputana, Lattice, Temple Jewellery, Oxidised Jewellery, Silver which makes it evergreen and elegant.

Rubans have Jewellery for every occasion, mood and age group, they have Jewellery that is dazzling ,light weight, statement earrings, statement necklaces, rubies, pearls, silver etc.

There bridal collection is every brides desire.

I bought these pretty pair of earrings they are studded gold toned interlaced loop earrings priced at Rs.1700 however they have some great discounts going on. I believe can be styled for both Indian wear and casual wear, the color compliments all the outfits, its fashionable a comfortable to wear. These are well secured with a post and back closure, quality wise these are one of my best purchases. Rubans are worth trying you will love their collection I’m planning to collect a few more pieces.

If you’re planning to buy online at myntra.com then you can avail great discounts

So ladies check out the beautiful collection by Rubans at

Bangalore – Forum mall Koramangla

Hyderabad – In orbit mall, The forum sujana mall

Cochin – Lulu mall

Online at Myntra.com and their official website http://www.rubansaccessories.com

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Ryaal Mr. Beans Exfoliating Scrub Mask

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Say Hello To Mr. Beans It exfoliates and makes your skin soft and sunny, mixed with caffeine and honey it smells like a strong coffee, might aswell skip my coffee when I have this around.

Recently I reviewed Ryaal Charcoal scrub which continues to be my favourite scrub so far. I love their packaging they are black tiny matte tubs I’m totally into it. I usually use a scrub twice a week its one of my favorite ways of pampering my skin.

Mr beans by Ryaal feels like you are rubbing coffee on your skin, smells super fresh just like coffee.

It exfoliates wells by taking away dead cells, it isn’t harsh on skin. Skin feels smooth and moisturized.

I would say the packaging is a little clumsy the product is more towards the liquid form. You have to be careful while opening this product there is a slight chance that you may drop it while attempting to get the product, however it has a protective shield so don’t worry too much about that.

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 We know coffee as the best drink that makes our work life better, but did you know coffee has some great beauty benefits ? Coffee is great exfoliater it makes skin smooth & bright, it reduces puffy eyes and treats under eye dark circles, repairs UV damage so on and so forth.

I have been thinking of trying a coffee scrub and I’m glad I tried Mr. beans.

Mr. beans is a combination of caffeine and honey which is super winning formula for skin.

How to use ?

For the ones who like to party hard and the mornings are bit tough on their skin. for the ones who do not leave home without wearing glow on face. Use it whenever you feel your skin is tired and dull. give it a wake up call.

So if you have been thinking of getting a scrub or a coffee scrub in specific I recommend you try Mr.beans this little guy will not disappoint you.

Net weight : 125gms

Priced : 499/-

Available at amazon.com and http://www.ryaal.com

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Olay

IMG_6440Olay White Radiance Advanced Whitening Brightening Intensive Moisturiser

Winter is here and it’s all about keeping your skin simple and clean, I have only been working on taking care of my skin because winters are the times when my skin is less cooperative.

I’m totally focusing on keeping my skin moisturized hence I thought I would share the moisturizer that is helping my skin stay clean by avoiding breakouts and giving a brightening effect. Hope you enjoy reading this post.IMG_6141

I have really enjoyed testing the new Olay White Radiance Advanced Whitening Brightening Intensive Moisturizer, let me tell you this is not a fairness product it’s a moisturizer that brightens your skin tone. This comes with a SPF 24 UVA/UVB and also it brightens, evens skin tone. It also claims to give a radiant fairer skin in 4 weeks which is something I would not comment on as I have only used this product for 2 weeks now, and I want to review the same purely based on how well this acts as a moisturizer. However If you decide to use this as your daily moisturizer then you are going to see your skin lighten and brighten with a dewy look.

Let me share with you my concerns with face moisturizers, my skin is the most sensitive no moisturizer has helped till date and because moisturizing is so essential I simply switched to using a body lotion as a face moisturizer. There are a few body lotions in the market that act well as a face moisturizer.

I love Olay skin care line, all their products seem to be fantastic. When I heard about this product I thought of giving this a fair chance because honestly I was still hunting for a good suitable moisturizer. I have been using Olay White Radiance Moisturiser for over 2 weeks now, by now all other moisturizers I had tried made my skin miserable by leaving behind Redness and pimples. Thankfully with Olay I saw positive results it kept my skin moisturized without making it look oily or greasy for almost entire day. There were no signs of pimples or redness. It gives a radiant glow by reducing the appearance of dark spots. It makes skin look healthy and smooth.IMG_5859

It is suitable for all skin types and all age groups , it has a beautiful mild scent that you are going to love.

How to use : Just apply all over your clean face as a morning moisturizer and repeat the same twice a day. You can also apply foundation and makeup over it acts as a dewy primer.

This has been the only product I use on my no makeup days, It is something I can’t see myself not repurchasing.

Net weight : 50gms

Price : 999/-

Available on Nykaa.com & Amazon.com

What has been your saviors this winter ?

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Perfume Booth

PicsArt_11-22-06.11.09Its been so so long that I purchased a new perfume, I was hunting for a perfume when I came across Perfume Booth and I was happy to try them for their unique concept of all 7 international perfumes in one case

I like sample products for a simple reason they allow me to try and test out products before deciding to buy the full-sized version and I wish each brand understands this and start with sample size products which is a smart way of testing things.PicsArt_11-21-11.12.09

Perfume booth are specialized in selling international mini perfumes and full size perfumes, there is a huge variety of perfumes for men and women at a discounted price, it’s the best way of trying international brands.

Perfume Selfie  comes in 6 different packaging which includes 3 for men and 3 for women and each have 7 different international perfumes each perfume is 4ML and it claims with 7 perfumes per day the perfume selfie should easily last for 60 days. I believe that totally depends on the usage.PicsArt_11-20-05.22.22

These perfumes smell amazing , they are light, dreamy and daring. I’m so glad I have it now. The tiny perfumes are a great companion and travel friendly I can carry them anywhere I go, It has been a part of my bag from the time it arrived.

I tried all of the scents and I like them all they do have a rich perfume smell and texture.

So lets begin with the first perfume.PicsArt_11-20-05.20.24

Louis Cardin Compassion: A brilliant combination of flowers and sweetness, this can be worn at all times of the day. (Pomegranate, lotus, orchid, violet Amber, musk mahogany)

Maryaj Larc premio : This one will ensure that you smell great all day long. Wear it for special occasions where you want to make your presence felt.(Rose petals, Apricot musk, sandalwood)

Emper Urban Woman : This fragrance with its fresh top notes, flowery centre and flirty base make for a pretty all-day bouquet. (Blackberry, white musk, Rose, Orris, Sandalwood, Bergamo, Black currant)PicsArt_11-22-06.15.49

Creation Jasmine Noir : This is a fragrance of desire, an elixir of elegance and light, an ode to self-confident femininity with mysterious aromas f precious wood. (gardenia, green notes, Almond, Jasmine sambac, Amber, Woods, Patchouli, Musk)

Lomani Paris White : No matter what your taste it this one is classic. It is suitable for all occasions and is the perfect gift. (Amber, vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Rose, Orange, Blossom, Violet,Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk)

Chris Adams Dreamz Woman : This fragnance brings in the rare neroliand fuse it with fantastical floral notes-perfect for the woman who makes her dreams a reality. (Neroli, Lemon, Raspberry, Jasmine, African Orange Flower, Gardenia, Patchouli, HoneyPicsArt_11-22-06.09.16

Beyond Beauty : The scent is for the woman who chooses passion over normsand, seductive detour over shallow exhibitionism. Perfect for an evening party or an intimate dinner date (Patchouli, Sandalwood, Rose, Osmanthus)

At the moment these are perfumes I’m using, I’m yet to decide which one is my favorite and then plan on buying a full size perfume.

These perfumes are super easy to order and the delivery was quick (4days) . I’m pretty impressed by concept and quality of perfumes they sell and the price is incredible too.

If you are planning to a buy a perfume check www.perfumebooth.com to help you save money.

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Pantene Oil Replacement

IMG-20171017-WA0000When it comes to hair care, I’m more careful about the brands that I use. Pantene has always had right balance in their products, which means I’m excited to try their new launches.

Their latest launch is the new Pantene Oil Replacement, if you are anything like me who doesn’t apply oil for months together, or avoids oil due to its greasy texture then the new Pantene Oil replacement is definitely for you.PicsArt_10-19-10.20.02

Long Oiling hours will now be history the new pantene Oil replacement is designed to give your hair the multiple benefits of natural oil without the inconvenience.

How I Use: Rub a walnut size between the palms of your hands, starting from the top distribute it evenly through your hair along the length. Leave on (No need to rinse) Style your hair as usual.

Occasion Of Use : The first time I used this was just before a shoot and it dint seem like I had oiled my hair. Hence I’m comfortable using this anytime any occasion, thanks to pantene for a solution to end the hassle of oiling.IMG_20171031_181855_635

What it does: It nourishes hair, reduces hair fall due to breakage and helps repair damage. It also acts as a final touch leaving hair soft and smooth. So, you get all the benefits of ordinary hair serum and hair oil-in-creams plus 2x stronger hair.

My Experience: Firstly let me tell you this smells Divine, I love products that smell so beautiful. For me if the product doesn’t smell good I probably won’t use it I feel it’s very uncomfortable to use something that smells unpleasant. However with Pantene oil replacement I keep finding excuses to have a little sniff. People always said that I was blessed with beautiful hair which I’m grateful for, however beauty fades if not taken care and it actually takes a lot to take care of hair/skin/body, so many sacrifices, so much investment and a lot of hard work as a result of which we fail contribute as much as we should.IMG-20171015-WA0042 (1)

Thanks to Pantene for making our hair healthier and beautiful, The new Pantene Oil replacement works wonders, It is so easier to oil your hair, This product is an incredible replacement to Oil this is so convenient you can apply this anytime anywhere Its non sticky and gives an instant shine to hair, I have used this thrice in a week already, once I went on a shoot and no one could even notice that I had oiled my hair because my hair looked lot softer and silkier. It nourishes hair, reduces hair fall and helps repair damage.

Say yes to Oiling your hair with the new pantene oil.

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A Better Florist’s Blooms Travel the Nation

flower-delivery-singapore-the-ayla_1.jpg.pagespeed.ce.jrSEs0wfYDA Better Florist is Singapore’s leading florist that has shaken the industry to the core, ever since it opened the first flower shop. They believe ordering and gifting flowers should be simple, easy and fuss free. Along with that, they have a great price point and a great flower delivery.

Starting off, their flower delivery Singapore can try out is one of the best in the city. Their goal is to make same day deliveries, and be the best florist in Singapore when it comes to flower delivery. They are fast, reliable, trustworthy and their flowers do travel the entire nation because they have dozens of different locations throughout Singapore. Not only are they the only 24-hour florist in Singapore, they make express 90-minute deliveries if you have an urgent flower or gift delivery that needs to be made.

There’s no other flower delivery Singapore had a chance of trying out that cater to their clients to that extent. You don’t have to pay an extra fee, and you don’t even have to go down to their flower shops. You can do it all online, through your mobile phone or computer.

What I also love about A Better Florist is their designs. You can easily tell that the entire team has studied flowers and keep up with the trends to know exactly what their clients need. Their blooms are all grown on a farm on Cameron Highlands, and when they are just about ready, they are delivered to their flower shops. I really love their hand bouquets, and arrangements that you can use to display at home. They have several different categories, from bundles and bunches, to signature blooms and farmer’s choice. Each category has different kinds of arrangements and caters to a different clientele.

Among the flower stands and funeral flowers, and various other flower arrangements for different occasions. They’re a florist primarily, but they also offer gifts of all kinds, among which are fruit baskets, ideal for the holidays that are coming up, hampers that can have any theme you would like. They can craft a graduation hamper, or a hamper especially for you, or you can order from their offering on the website or at the shop. It’s really easy to go there and find something that you need for that day, without having to think too much about what kind of a fruit basket you would like to create, or whether your baby shower gift is going to be impressive enough or not. It’s all easy-peasy with A Better Florist, because you can grab it and take it with you, or you can have it delivered to your home.

It took me little to be convinced that they are the best florist in Singapore, and that their flower delivery can’t be matched. With affordable prices, cool designs and the best flower delivery in Singapore, they bought me as their supporter!

If you’re located outside of Singapore, but seem intrigued by this amazing company, you can also find them in Hong Kong and Dubai. Recently they’ve expanded to offer a Dubai flower delivery and, of course, a Hong Kong flower delivery, so that more people can enjoy in the perks of this amazing new business. I believe that a great word of mouth and their dedication to remain unique is what has led them to be known as the best florist in Hong Kong and the best Florist in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, not to mention one of the most innovative and well-known florist in Singapore.

Whether you’re looking for Singapore’s best florist or the best flower delivery in Hong Kong, A Better Florist will have you covered. I advise you to check out their offering and order from them, because it’s going to be time-saving and life-changing.

 

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Mini Skincare

PicsArt_10-30-11.27.38I can’t believe It is the end of October already, here is my mini skin care essentials. Those products which are a necessity to us but we cant carry them all time due to their unfriendly size.

I love sample products they look tiny, cute and they can be easily transported besides they are also convenient I don’t have to purchase a 100ml product and then realize that it’s not meant for me.

Having said that samples or mini products are rare in stock and are not reasonably priced.

Here is my mini skin care that I carry all time and it doesn’t occupy a lot of space.

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Nivea whitening deodorant : Just like brushing your teeth, washing your face applying deodorant is a beauty task we never forget to perform, because deodorant reduces skin odor. Even though deodorants claims to last 24-48 hours you know that’s not the case, we prefer to stay fresh and smell good all the time hence we cultivate a habit of carrying deodorant everywhere we go which is pretty inconvenient as they are usually 100ml or more. I got my hands on Nivea whitening deodorant – 30ml, very convenient to use there are lots In market available in sample sizes.

Titan Skin Perfume: If a deodorant is not sufficient or if you are a person who likes to wear perfume all the time then you need a sample of a deodorant available from 1ml -30ml, rare to find usually available as samples at showrooms, let me remind you they are pretty expensive and worth buying as you can’t carry you most expensive bottle of perfume and fear to lose it or break it.

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Zuni hand sanitizer : Keeping hands sanitize where ever we go helps in killing bacteria instantly, but in most situations we struggle to get a sanitizer or access soap. As a professional makeup artist the first thing we were thought is sanitizing hands before prepping so this is my 2nd most essential skin care product.

Himalaya moisturizer : By now all of us know the importance of moisturizing face it helps in preventing dry skin, sometimes my face tends to dry out way too much probably due to weather and makeup that I wear, hence I always manage to carry a tiny moisturizer tube, and this one is my favourite in fact all baby products are.

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Kama Face Cream: A mini face cream that helps cover dark spots or gives a decent coverage should always deserve a special place in your make up bag.

Fiama Facewash/ shower gel : You must be wondering why a face wash/shower gel, very rare do we come across situations where we need a shower gel mostly when we have to visit friends and relatives place for an overnight stay. In order to maintain hygiene I prefer to carry my mini shower gel. This is a new launch by Fiama do check out.

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Nivea body lotion: If you are anything like me who tends to moisturize skin specially hands every 30mintues then you definitely need a mini body lotion available in between 10ml -30ml. This one is 18ml and I must admit it is the most cutest packaging ever.

Nivea Lip Balm: Is there anyone who can stay without this ? I guess you know why it is so essential to carry lip balm all the time even if you miss out on the above 7 products.

Thanks for reading, do share your thoughts on what skin care essentials do you carry . Let me know in the comments below.