The Ancient Beauty Natural Skincare Kit

Hello people,

Finding the right skincare products for all your issues isn’t easy, if you trust only natural products to do the job. I’m delighted to introduce 100% natural natural, ayurveda based products by The Ancient Beauty.

These products can really do wonders for your skin. They are inspired from various cultures and hundreds of ancient beauty recipes.

The kit I received claims to be perfect for dry skin type, and caters to all the skin care needs – from exfoliation to cleansing and moisturizing! The packs have very distinct fragrance of various spices amazing for the skin. Also, it came in the most beautiful package I’ve ever received, and some self-care tips!

The products in the kit were: The Ancient Japanese Scrub, The Ancient Face Wash, The Ancient Illuminator, The Ancient Dew, The Ancient Massage Powder, The Ancient Body Scrub

I have been using the products for one month now and tried all the products. It was a wonderful experience using these natural and unique mix of wonderful ingredients. I’ll share my feedback of individual products with you:

The Ancient Japanese Scrub –

It’s a grainy scrub that exfoliates skin wonderfully. It is supposed to be mixed in water, though I use milk for most of my face packs and scrubs since I have extremely dry skin. The scrub removes impurities, which is very evident in the post effect! I light moisturizer post scrubbing is always advisable, more so if you have dry skin.

The Ancient Face Wash –

I use it very regularly in the mornings, for a fresh and clean look. I have made it a part of my daily skincare routine. It cleanses well and doesn’t unnecessarily dry out the skin. I slightly rub it on my face and leave it for 5-10 mins. The face wash is slightly granular too and needs to be rubbed very lightly.

The Ancient Illuminator –

This is true to its name and brings instant glow. I have been using it before going for outings and got compliments 😉 The ingredients in this pack enhance the blood circulation under skin due to which the skin glows!

The Ancient Dew –

A face pack for deep cleansing. Use it with a few drops of oil (I prefer coconut oil or Vitamin E oil) for moisturizing treat to the skin!

The Ancient Massage Powder –

The favourite most of the pack, it’s a moisturizes with tiny, soft granules. I love to use it as a creamy moisturizing scrub to cleanse all the impurities as well as moisturizing the skin, making it soft and supple. Absolutely no need for a moisturizer post this blissfully smelling lotion. The fragrance of roses with rose petals calms the skin and the senses, a must have!

Ancient Satin Body Scrub –

Smells amazing with strong fragrance of coffee and cinnamon. It’s a wonderful body scrub. It’s use of face should be avoided, as it can be a bit harsh for sensitive skin, but exfoliates the dead skin from body very well and makes it shine!

Though, I felt all the packs are slightly granular, I love how effective they are, catering to all our skincare needs, and keeping up with the claims that they make! Go grab yours soon!

Love,

Soumya

Fore more natural skincare products review, read here: Go Organic – “From My Garden” Skincare Products Review

Donum Naturals – Baby Therapeutic Cream (for eczema) and Radiant Creams for moms – Review

I’m really fond of brands which have something for me as well as my little on, especially if the products they offer have natural ingredients. Recently, I came across Donum Healthcare’s Sunshield cream with SPF 15 which is also a Radiant Day Cream which hydrates the skin.

Since me and my daughter have extremely dry skin and with the winters approaching, I chose their amazing Therapeutic Moisturizing Cream for babies.

Introducing DONUM NATURALS

Donum has a comprehensive range of wellness and skin care products that will nourish and bring out the natural beauty of your skin without any harm. It uses nature as the secret ingredient in all its products and includes ingredients like Neem, Basil leaf, Aloe-vera, Oatmeal and Argan oil.

Therapeutic Moisturizing Cream for babies

Donum Claims:

It is a healing and protective therapeutic cream, a shield Healing Moisturising Cream that is enriched with goat’s milk and chamomile which acts as a gentle chemical free cure for children suffering from eczema. It has highly effective natural active ingredients like goat milk which cures flaky skin, itchiness and redness. The presence of vitamins and goodness of chamomile calms and soothes the child’s gentle skin.

Price:

INR 375

Quantity:

60 gms

Ingredients:

Online availability: Website , Amazon.in

My Review:

The cream is soft, thick and buttery. It rubs into the skin making it soft and hydrated for hours. My daughter has extremely dry skin. Since this cream claims to treat the symptoms of eczema, including dry skin, I wanted to give it a try for the winters. The cream is extremely moisturizing and gets absorbed well into the skin, without making it sweat.

It keeps my daughter’s dry skin hydrated for hours, though it would vary for kids with eczema, who might need timely applications.

What works:

  • Highly moisturizing
  • Very effective for a long time

What doesn’t:

  • None

Radiant Cream with SPF 15

Donum Claims:

It is a combination of Oatmeal, Vitamin F, and Grapefruit extracts, which provides deep nourishment along with sun protection leaving the skin fresh, supple and youthful in a natural way. It provides nourishment without any parabens & paraffins.

Price:

INR 310

Quantity:

60 gms

Ingredients:

Online availability: Website , Amazon.in

My Review:

It is a nice day cream which lightly moisturizes the skin and get absorbed quickly providing hydration throughout the day. The radiant cream has a sweet fragrance that lingers for some time and keeps the skin feeling fresh. However, in hot and humid weather, it might make the skin sweat a bit, but that could be because of the SPF content.

The packaging is in a box, which makes it easy to use and is travel-friendly.

What works:

  • It has natural ingredients like Oatmeal, Grapefruit extracts, Vitamin F
  • Light texture
  • Keeps skin hydrated for the whole day
  • SPF 15

What doesn’t:

  • It can make skin a little sweaty in hot weather

Urban Decay Lipstick Review – Backtalk Comfort Matte

Hey Guys,

How have you been doing? It’s been quite long now since I wrote a lipstick review 🙂  but I’m back now!

So I recently went for a vacation to Thailand, with shopping on my mind 😉 😉

I planned to shop the local Thai makeup brands, and I saw an Urban Decay store, and the amazing shades of lipsticks. And….the rest is history J I have a lot of pink shades in my collection, the only shade that was missing was a daily wear pink shade, darker than nude J I told them my weird specifications for the shade, and the first shade that they showed me was bang on! The perfect shade – Backtalk Comfort Matte from the VICE range.

Product Claims:

It is a creamy formula that applies smoothly, and is highly pigmented. It nourishes, hydrates and enhances the lips, leaving them soft and conditioned.

Packaging:

The lipstick was packed in a pretty black cardboard box, and inside was a classy metallic, shiny case. The case is super solid, and doesn’t seem it would break easily. Thankfully, I haven’t had a chance to check how solid it is! 😉 I’m in love with the unique sturdy packaging.

Ingredients:

My Review:

I was looking for a subtle shade and fell in love with this one. It’s a warm mauve that goes well with a smokey eye at night and office meetings during the day. This is my go-to shade, when nothing else seems to match. And true to its claims, its super creamy and very well pigmented. It gives a fresh matte finish without drying up the lips, and keeps the lips hydrated and nourished. It stays on for a good amount of time, about 5 hours with light meals in between. I like that it doesn’t settle into the fine lines.

Single Swatch

What works:

  • Creamy yet matte finish
  • Doesn’t dry on the lips
  • Stays put for a decent time with meals
  • Attractive packaging
  • I personally love the shade

What doesn’t:

Not available in India, but there’s really nothing negative about the lipstick.

Rating: 5/5

Love,

Soumya

Click here to read NYX lipstick review.

CleanCoconut Review – Scrub Mania!

This post is dedicated to help you find the right scrub to exfoliate your skin to reveal that radiant glowing skin. And I truly believe pampering oneself is always a good measure to take in day-to-day routine. Moreover, it shouldn’t be worrisome activity. So here I am!

Generally scrubs are made with beads or abrasive shell particles and chemicals. That leaves you with two options – either do some DIY or buy. This time I went ahead and indulged myself with scrubs that were made with all natural ingredients with no artificial flavors and preservatives.

I have noticed how regular use of face and body scrub transforms the skin. Its regular use stimulates circulation and gives a fresh look. It aids in better moisturizing and absorption of other skin products. It also helps drain lymph nodes and detoxify your body. With so many options available in market, it sure is not easy to pick one. I’m going au naturel these days. So my sole purpose is to use products that are good for me and the environment. No compromise with quality. And a good scrub can transform you dramatically. So what are we waiting for! Let’s go forward.

Today I will review CleanCoconut – Scrub. CleanCoconut claims to bring to us Natural Ingredients and No Secrets!

CLEAN COCONUT VISION :

Our vision is to create natural, organic skin-loving products with safe ingredients for all skin types. We will continue to strive with heartfelt passion to create products for those with sensitive skin types. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy researching and validating our suppliers to ensure our ingredients are the purest and safest on the market.

(INGREDIENT) PROMISE :

We will NEVER use any:  Fillers, Parabens, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, or Phenoxyethan.  We test our products on real people (thank you family and friends) and NEVER on animals.  We are made in Colorado and source the world’s purest natural and organic ingredients.  If we don’t put it on our skin, it won’t be in our products.  

 

Body Scrub – Refreshing Grapefruit

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle cleansing exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin.

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The refreshing properties of grapefruit essential oil will leave your mind and body and energized and happy to start the day.

BENEFITS

Refreshing Grapefruit Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub

  • Skin Tightening
  • Antioxidant
  • Calms irritated skin
  • Improves Skin Complexion
  • Creates a cooling effect on skin

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Grapefruit 
  • Light
  • Sparkling
  • Sweet
      

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs/products/refreshing-body-scrub

Ingredients

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus xparadisi), Vitamin C Serum 20% (Deionized Water, Vegan Glycerin, Vegan Glyceryl Acrylate, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin C (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate), MSM, Aloe Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Seed Extract, Propanediol Phenoxyethanol)

Directions For Use

Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

This scrub is highly moisturizing as it contains essential oils, serums and coconut oil. Refreshing Grapefruit Scrub not only removes all impurities but it also leaves a coat of oils that deeply hydrates you. It’s easy to apply and leaves enough moisture to massage with. I don’t need to moisturize myself whenever I use it in shower, even though I have such a dry skin. I normally use concoction of oils mixed with body lotion after shower. But this product doesn’t strip me off my natural oils. It simply exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. This product certainly works for me because I haven’t had a breakout in two months which is a great thing to happen. Additionally it helped in the blood circulation on my face and body.

Products with Hyaluronic Acid is my new favorites these days. It is a substance that is naturally present in human body. It has various uses and its use in cosmetics is one of them. It is pretty much promoted as “Fountain of Youth”. Whenever I have to go outside in a jiffy I simply exfoliate my face which takes 2 minutes, slather some sunscreen and gloss and whoa! Look who’s all pretty. 😉

I would recommend this product for all skin types.

What Works:

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Tightens Skin
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Improves Complexion
  • Improves Signs of Aging
  • Great for Sensitive Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

 

Body Scrub – Energy Lime

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle cleansing exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin. 

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The uplifting properties of lime essential oil will brighten your mood and leave your mind and body invigorated and ready to jump-start the day.

 BENEFITS

Uplifting Lime Brown Sugar  – Face & Body Scrub

  • Tightens and Firms Skin
  • Improves Skin Complexion
  • Reduces Acne
  • Powerful Antioxidant

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Distilled Lime
  • Soft
  • Zesty
  • Slightly Fruity
  • More Tart than Sweet

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs/products/energizing-body-scrub

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil, Steam Distilled Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Vitamin C Serum 20% (Deionized Water, Vegan Glycerin, Vegan Glyceryl Acrylate, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin C (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate), MSM, Aloe Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Seed Extract, Propanediol Phenoxyethanol)

 

Directions For Use

Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

It is an indulgent and luxurious body scrub that is formulated with natural ingredients. This scrub is organic and will not harm the aquatic life and is made with “good for you” ingredients. It’s great to know that you’re putting something on your body that isn’t harmful at times like this! 

The grainy texture of this scrub comes from ground brown sugar. It has an enveloping lime-y tart aroma – infused with a mix of natural oils and serum that help to glide the scrub over skin and helps to retain moisture after the scrub is washed off. This scrub is gentle and highly effective.

What Works:

  • Powerful Antioxidants
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Improves Complexion
  • Combats Signs of Aging
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Acne
  • Tightens and Firms Skin
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

 

Body Scrub – Calming Orange

CleanCoconut Claims

Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure brown sugar and sweet orange essential oil. Our sugar scrub is a gentle, cleansing, exfoliating face and body scrub. Our precious botanical & essential oils help lift away the impurities while leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The sugar scrub is infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin.

Our handcrafted blend of the finest oils will encourage new skin cell production and impart a light therapeutic and refreshing scent. The fine grains of brown sugar are very gentle on the skin – perfect for sensitive skin, face, and lips. This is the sweetest exfoliating experiences around.

The calming & soothing therapeutic properties of sweet orange essential oil will calm your mood and leave your mind and body rejuvenated and refreshed.

 BENEFITS

Calming Orange Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub

  • Calms Irritated Skin
  • Skin Tightening
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiseptic

ABSORPTION

  • Quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Non-Greasy

AROMA

  • Sweet Orange
  • Light
  • Fresh
  • Fruity
  • Zesty

Price: $ 22.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availability:

https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil (fractionated cocos nucifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (simmondsia chinensis), Organic Virgin Moroccan Argan Oil (argania spinosa), Organic Rose Hip Oil (rosa canina), Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis), Vitamin E (full spectrum tocopherols, refined soybean oil)

 

Directions For Use: Apply generously to skin, scrub until sugar melts. Rinse off and pat skin dry with a towel for silky smooth skin. Formulated for daily use.

For External Use Only. Use caution as shower/bath may get slippery. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Our products are not tested on animals.

Please be careful when opening. Contents settle causing oil to rise. Stir well.

My Review:

CleanCoconut’s Calming Orange Brown Sugar – Face & Body Scrub has aromatherapy benefits to help calm your mind and soothe away the stresses of the day. You’ll find this scrub to be exquisite blend of organic jojoba oil, organic virgin Moroccan argan oil, organic rose hip oil, coconut oil and sweet orange essential oil. This product leaves my body exfoliated, nourished and primed for hydration. You know what you won’t even have to use any after lotion or moisturizer. I have noticed how instantly this scrub gives my skin the renewed vitality and silky glow.

This body scrub is not too abrasive as it only has brown sugar as the exfoliator. Plus the oil content in the scrub helps the sugar particles to glide on skin and works pretty gentle on the skin. So it can be used regularly though I keep a day’s gap. It has an orangy spa-like fragrance that will leave you feeling calm, rejuvenated and refreshed. Your skin will feel so incredibly soft and nourished. You have to experience this. Feels like new skin- soft, smooth and radiant.

What Works:

  • Perfect for Sensitive Skin Types
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Gentle Exfoliant for Face, Body, and Lips
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Hydrate Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Improves Complexion
  • Improves Signs of Aging
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Acne
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon within 6 months.
  • Unfortunately, it’s a seasonal (Spring) product.
  • Need to be extremely careful while using in the shower to avoid slipping on the layer of oil over the bathtub and enclosed shower tray.

TIPS & TRICKS

First time use
Unscrew black top from jar and replace with included flip-top lid. The flip-top makes it much easier to use in the shower!

Every day use

Step 1 : Stir/Mix Sugar

Step 2 : Wet Skin

Step 3 : Take A Small Amount

Step 4 : Gently apply the sugar to skin in circular motion

Step 5 : Rub sugar until dissolved

Step 6 : Rinse and Pat – towel dry.

For Extra Moisture: Use CleanCoconut Face & Body Mist 
Enjoy your radiant glowing skin!

BEST RESULTS: Allow sugar to sit on skin until mostly dissolved (about 1 min) allows the skin to soak in the moisturizing qualities of the sugar and oil.

STORAGE TIP: Keep away from direct heat or sunlight.

DISCARD: 6-9 months after opening. If used regularly (2-3 times per week) this product will be completely used in 4-8 weeks, depending on frequency of use.

Packaging:

The Scrub comes in a sturdy dark amber brown-color plastic box. There’s a free flip-top included. You can replace it with the original black lid to see your contents. Theses boxes are pretty lightweight and compact – perfect for travelling. They are recyclable and can easily be used to store a variety of items from cosmetics to art supplies to food and hardware. Great for personal use and possibilities are endless! Additionally you will find information cards of the product to educate about other similar products and the benefits.

Crowning Thoughts!

Make sure to opt for scrub that is gentle on your skin yet effective. Look for ingredients that nourish your skin and give it a boost, while getting rid of flaky dead skin. Avoid products with parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals. When choosing, look for exfoliating particles that are natural and not plastic beads or abrasive materials. Now these are not only harmful to you but to the environment as well. They make their way to the water bodies eventually and pollute.

These are one of the best scrubs I have come across. Make an informative choice for your skin and environment guys and have a healthy-glowing skin! Highly recommend these scrubs and the seller.

P.S. Don’t apply too much pressure on your face and body while using scrub as they give enough abrasive action.

 

XOXO

Tripti

CleanCoconut Review!

 

Au Naturel is my new mantra! With the ever growing awareness on the hazards of using chemical skin products, I’m getting more involved and excited with using organic skincare products for myself. It’s a common knowledge that much of what we put on our skin gets absorbed into our body. Organic products are not only safe for us but for the environment as well. They focus greatly on consumer health and eco-consciousness. I personally love to indulge in skincare products that give me natural and healthy ways to nourish my skin without hidden ingredients. We are in a world where organic products are a full blown industry giving us more control of the quality and safety of the products we choose for ourselves. I owe to my skin as much as to any other body organ and I’m determined to make a wise choice. On this noble pursuit I stumbled upon CleanCoconut and I’m so glad. So here’s my journey of using CleanCoconut’s several products. I will be reviewing them gradually.

CleanCoconut claims to bring to us Natural Ingredients and No Secrets!

CLEAN COCONUT VISION :

Our vision is to create natural, organic skin-loving products with safe ingredients for all skin types. We will continue to strive with heartfelt passion to create products for those with sensitive skin types. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy researching and validating our suppliers to ensure our ingredients are the purest and safest on the market.

(INGREDIENT) PROMISE :

We will NEVER use any:  Fillers, Parabens, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, or Phenoxyethanol.  We test our products on real people (thank you family and friends) and NEVER on animals.  We are made in Colorado and source the world’s purest natural and organic ingredients.  If we don’t put it on our skin, it won’t be in our products.  

Today I’ll review Grapeseed Oil and Virgin Organic Coconut Oil in this post.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil comes from the fruit of the coconut palm. Virgin coconut oil is extracted from the meat of a fresh coconut. It is known for its nice fragrance, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), among other things. It has a very specific chemical composition having miraculous health benefits but here we will focus on few of the benefits we have from using it externally.

CleanCoconut ClaimsPure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for all your beauty needs. Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids. Deeply conditions and moisturizes for smooth soft skin. Restores and strengthens over-processed hair.

 Benefits

  • Moisturizer
  • Improves Complexion
  • Wrinkle Reducer
  • Fights Acne
  • Relief for Eczema, Psoriasis, Dry Skin Conditions Hair, Scalp & Lip Conditioner
  • Reduces Split Ends
  • Hair, Scalp and Lip conditioner
  • Reduces Dry Scalp
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial

Our 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil is a restorative multi-purpose oil that offers a range of nourishing benefits for the body, hair, and face. Apply on your entire body to soften and moisturize dry, rough skin.  This versatile oil also acts as an ultra-hydrating conditioner for dry or damaged hair and scalp.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is excellent oil for aromatherapy and massages since it serves as a great base or carrier oil.
◦ Provides unsurpassed moisturizer for the skin
◦ Naturally rich in Vitamin E for antioxidant protection
◦ Nourishing conditioner for dry and damaged hair
◦ Multipurpose oil

Absorption

  • Quick Absorption
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Aroma

  • Very Little, No Scent

Price: $ 11.00

Quantity: 240 mL / 8 fl oz

Availabilityhttps://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/natural-oils/products/virgin-coconut-oil

Packaging:

Products came in an envelope corrugated fiberboard cardboard box. All my products were beautifully wrapped inside a green gift paper wrap which was further filled with cute crinkle cut crimped paper shred to give cushion to glass bottles and plastic boxes.

The coconut oil came in a sturdy dark amber brown color plastic box. You also get additional clear flap cover to replace with the original black lid to see your contents. These boxes are recyclable and can easily be used to store cosmetics, creams and other beauty products (DIYs). Or can be used for storing craft or office supplies etc.

 

Ingredients:

100% Cold Pressed Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)

Directions for use: Apply generously to skin, apply small amount to towel-dried hair, and massage in thoroughly. Rinse as needed.

Not for ingestion or cooking, for external use only. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs.

 

Tips & Tricks

A little bit goes along way!

  • Moisturizer
    Apply a small amount and rub in a circular motion on skin and allow oil to absorb. 
  • Under Eye & Face Treatment
    In the evening, apply oil in a light circular motion around the eyes and face.
  • Hair  & Scalp Treatment

Conditioner

Use a small dime to quarter size dollop, apply to hair and scalp. Leave in for 10-20 minutes shampoo as normal. 

For Split Ends/Frizz

Apply a tiny amount between fingertips and rub on the frizzy hairs or split ends.

  • Nails

Add a small amount to your nails to nourish cuticles while preventing peeling and cracking

TIP 1: Prevents and minimizes skin cracking on heels

TIP 2: Leave-In Conditioner: this oil can be left in overnight and should not stain your pillow. Shampoo as normal in the morning.

My Review:

I’ve been using Virgin Coconut Oil as a facial and body moisturizer as long as I can remember. I have used various brands over a period of time. CleanCoconut has proven to be of consistent quality, so I decided to give it a try. It’s about a month now and it didn’t even take that long for me to see positive results. It’s cruelty-free and makes me look beautiful. All thanks to the medium-chain fatty acids that protect and heal the skin at the same time.

I noticed my skin looks smoother and radiant! It also acts as a natural moisturizing cleanser so I use it to clean off my makeup and dirt at the end of the day. In the morning my face feels feather soft and hydrated. I have also started mixing a drop or two with my day cream, and sunscreen and my skin looks amazing! My husband was resistant to the idea as his skin is more towards oily unlike mine which is dry-normal, but I used it on him and he was impressed with how well it worked out on his skin and saved him from sunburns.

I would also like to share my story of developing bumpy skin around my arms during last winter. It somewhat looked like red rashes and visually doesn’t make you look flattering in sleeveless outfits. I tried a couple of things but nothing seemed to work out, until CleanCoconut – Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. I know it sounds like an advertisement but I can’t help. My skin condition is 100% improved and also noticed a brighter-looking skin. There is a huge quality difference between store bought and from CleanCoconut.  The quality encouraged me to use it in various other ways. I have been using the oil as a body cream post shower and as massage oil occasionally. As far as my hair is concerned they look healthier. Added bonus – my eyelashes have grown longer and thicker!

I also did a little experiment by adding the Virgin Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil with water in Neti Pot to do sinus rinse. It worked pretty good on me. I’m so glad to have a “drug-free” solution to it.

With all these wonderful experiences in hand I have started recommending CleanCoconut’s virgin coconut oil to everyone now because if you’re still not using it, you’re missing out a lot. For me coconut oil is fruit of youth and I urge you guys to give it a try at least once and see for yourself.

What Works:

  • Antioxidant Properties
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Hydrating Moisturizer and A Deep Conditioner
  • Improves Complexion
  • Improves Signs of Aging
  • Makeup Remover
  • Eases Various Skin Conditions
  • Base Ingredient of Various Body Care Products
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces Acne
  • Hair, Scalp, Nail, & Lip Conditioner
  • Excellent Massage Oil
  • Restores damaged hair
  • Dandruff and Lice Free Scalp
  • Uses as Carrier Oil
  • Reduce Stretch Marks
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanol free

What Doesn’t:

  • High quality coconut oil, but not a good choice for frequent users who need larger amount.

Although when you buy the huge supermarket size it can go rancid and when you keep putting your hands in the jar over time you are contaminating the product which might affect your well being. And once the jars go rancid you have to toss it bearing wastage.

  • Costlier in comparison to the local market but the quality justifies the price. It’s a high performing, result oriented product. 
  • Abstinence from the local market. Expected to be floating on Amazon soon.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes, typically made as a by-product of wine-making industry. Grapeseed oil is primarily used for: cosmetics and culinary applications. This oil is not only extremely beneficial for inside consumption, but no less for external skin and hair applications. Always make sure that the oil is marked as food grade before consuming as few grapeseed oils are stabilized with chemicals for its cosmetic uses.

CleanCoconut Claims: High in omega 6 fatty acids, beta-carotene, Vitamins C, D, E, and Rich in linoleic acids which provide the moisture benefits and help reduce wrinkles and scars, High content of phytosterols which help relieve dry itchy dull skin.

Benefits

  • Moisturize Dry, Itchy, Dull Skin
  • Balance Skin Tone
  • Skin Tightening
  • Restores Collagen
  • Improves Dark Circles
  • Reducers Wrinkles
  • Fights Acne
  • Hair & Lip Conditioner
  • Hair Strengthener

Grapeseed Oil is an amazing lightweight oil that is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), helps restore collagen, treats acne, tightens and balances the moisture in skin. Its high levels of linoleic acid which provide skin cells with hydrating moisture and healing support. This helps improve skin tone and complexion of the skin. The all natural astringent properties allow the oil to be natural skin tightener and acne reducer.

Anti-Aging Powers: Wrinkles and age spots are usually a result of overexposure to UV Rays. The high content of fatty acids and polyphenols in Grapeseed Oil can prevent premature aging. Vitamins E, C and D promote moisture and help protect the skin from harmful free radicals, and tighten the skin while fighting the signs of aging.  

This all natural hair and scalp conditioner will leave your hair shiny with a healthy glow minus the harsh chemicals.  Meanwhile it is reducing hair and scalp dryness without leaving the hair greasy.

Absorption

  • Semi-quick Absorption
  • Light-Weight
  • Hint of Oily Residue

Aroma

  • Light, Sweet Balsamic
  • Faint Aromatic Scent of Aged Wine

Price: $ 12.00

Quantity: 4 oz

Availabilityhttps://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/natural-oils/products/grapseed

Packaging:

Best part is where Wendy leaves you a small note giving you some useful tips and advice on how to use the product.  You will also find information cards on the products to figure out its benefits. This personal touch made all the difference for me.

The Grapeseed Oil came in a classical 4 oz amber glass boston round bottle with glass droppers. I really appreciate the packaging as it’s a safe, secure and convenient and can be recycled. The amber color provides UV protection for light-sensitive products making it perfect to store oils, essential oils, perfume oils and other liquids. It’s quite the choice for travel as it conveniently fits in your purse.

Ingredients: Cold Pressed Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera)

Directions for use: You can use them straight up or create your own potion.

Tips & Tricks

  • Moisturizer

A little bit goes along way! Apply a small amount and rub in a circular motion on skin and allow oil to absorb.

  • Under Eye & Face Treatment

In the evening, apply oil in a light circular motion around the eyes and face.  
Hair  & Scalp Treatment

  • Conditioner

Use a small dime to quarter size dollop, apply to hair and scalp.  Leave in for 10-20 minutes shampoo as normal.

TIP: if leave in overnight, wrap hair with a towel.  This oil can stain a pillow case.

For Split Ends/Frizz

Apply a tiny amount between fingertips and rub on the frizzy hair or split ends.

My Review:

I was on a trip a month and half back and as a souvenir I brought back acne. Using grapeseed oil has helped me lighten those acne spots in a month’s time which is super cool. It also helped me control them there itself, much like the brand claims. My skin feels better hydrated and has improved my skin tone a notch up.

You know I love curls and have chemically got perms done. So my hair acts up frizzy and dry at times. However, with the use of Grapeseed oil it doesn’t get frizzy after a day’s wash. Hair texture is better now for sure as far as I can tell.

These days I’m integrating the oil into moisturizers, creams, sunscreen, lotions, lip balms, shampoo, conditioners and an assortment of other products. I love it’s light, sweet balsamic aroma. There’s absolutely no dearth to its uses and application. Grapeseed oil is an excellent base for homemade cosmetology remedies indeed. I love CleanCoconut Grapeseed oil. Exquisite quality and well-priced!

What Works:

  • Ideal for All Skin Types
  • Balances Skin Tone
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Hair, Nail, & Lip Conditioner
  • Well Priced
  • Relief for Dry, Cracked, Itchy, Dull Skin
  • Beneficial in skin conditions like Acne, Dermatitis and Eczema
  • Incredibly Strong Antioxidant, About 50 Times Stronger than Antioxidants like, vitamin C and E
  • Deeply Moisturizing and Nourishing
  • Reduces Signs of Aging
  • Restores Collagen
  • Improves Dark Spots and Circles under eyes
  • Reduces Stretch Marks
  • Improves Hair Strength
  • Keeps dandruff away
  • Reduces hair fall
  • Safe for all Age Groups including Infants as it is Non-Allergic
  • Excellent Lubricant
  • Fillers, Nanoparticles, Petrochemicals, PEG, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Parabens and Phenoxyethanl free
  • 120 mL / 4 oz goes a long way

What Doesn’t:

  • Products are currently only selling through cleancoconut.com. The website mentions that it should be available on Amazon.com pretty soon.

I would also like to share the product range that CleanCoconut has to offer. https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/skin-care-products

The CleanCoconut Products Range Include:

The Brown Sugar Collection: https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/brown-sugar-scrubs

  • Body Scrub – Calming Orange
  • Body Scrub – Energy Lime
  • Body Scrub – Refreshing Grapefruit
  • Body Scrub – Relax Lavender

The White Sugar Collection: https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/white-sugar-scrubs

  • Body Scrub – Happy Day Grapefruit
  • Body Scrub – Jump Start Lime
  • Body Scrub – Keep Calm Orange
  • Body Scrub – Sweet Dreams Lavender

Man Scrub : https://www.cleancoconut.com/products/man-scrub

The Mist Collection: https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/mists

  • Body Mist – Grapefruit
  • Body Mist – Lavender
  • Body Mist – Lime
  • Body Mist – Orange

Body & Face Oils Collection: https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/natural-oils

  • Almond Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Virgin Coconut Oil

Face & Body Lotion : https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/face-body-lotion

Hair Care Collection: https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/hair-body-oil

Body Care: https://www.cleancoconut.com/collections/body-care

  • Muscle Relief – Penetrating Pain Rub

I hope you guys enjoyed my reviews. Be tuned for more to come in the coming weeks!

XOXO

Tripti

Nursing in Public made easier – Nursing Dress from Threads & Shuttles Review

Hey guys,

Being a new mother comes with many twists and turns in the name of responsibilities, health, hormonal changes, new roles, and of course, sleepless nights that never stop 😉 Amidst all this, breastfeeding is one of the most challenging roles. You go out to a mall after a long long time after you baby was born, and the baby feels hungry and demands to be breastfed. A new mother would either find a feeding room or a quiet corner and a stole to cover up. So much thought goes into covering up the breasts, because the number of stares she will get are innumerable.

Breastfeeding in public is still a taboo not just in India, but in many parts of the world. Covering up while feeding in public is a very normal instinct, no matter how uncomfortable a mother is. Also, this restricts the type of clothes most moms would wear. I could not wear dresses and suits while nursing. I only wore tops/ t-shirts with jeans, skirts and shorts. Until I discovered a very reasonable and trendy brand for nursing wear – Threads & Shuttles (T&S).

The brand Threads & Shuttles was started by Sapna Krishan, who was an instructional designer with IBM. Sitting idle after her baby was born, and realizing the need for nursing wear for NIP (nursing in public), she decided to launch T&S. They now have managed to add all kinds of nursing wear to their collection – short dresses, nursing covers, kurtis, tops etc.

Sapna also has her own blog which records the breastfeeding journeys of different mothers to motivate more of our kind across the world.

Thanks to T&S, I finally wore a dress after almost two years of breastfeeding my daughter. You can read my review of the dress here:

 Price:

INR 1300 + shipping

 Availability:

Facebook page of Threads & Shuttles (Link)

 Packaging:

It came in nicely packed with a ribbon wrapped around it…a perfect gift wrap.

Review:

The dress is a trendy design, with 2 discreet zippers on each side, for easy feeding. The zippers are covered with a flap, which makes it look like any other dress, and not just a nursing dress. With a fun bright print, I loved the color combination of bright pink and grey. A pure cotton dress, it is perfect for summers and absolutely comfortable.

 What works:

  • The material is soft cotton, comfortable for summers
  • The zippers are not noticeable and it doesn’t look like a nursing dress at all
  • The print is amazing with bright color and a catchy print
  • The zippers on either side make is very convenient to NIP (nursing in public). Even a new mom doesn’t need to hesitate to feed if she’s wearing this dress
  • It is a very affordable dress and solves double purpose of wearing a nice piece of clothing and nursing conveniently
  • The dress can easily be worn by non nursing mothers too. After all, it’s a cute dress 🙂

What doesn’t

  • The availability of the dress on any other website

My opinion about this product:

In my opinion, it is a must have apparel for a nursing mother, a lot more convenient than carrying a nursing stole, I feel. A wardrobe of a nursing mother mostly revolves around loose tshirts, front open tops, but a dress like this would be a nice addition. Also, it’s really value for money. A big thumbs up from my side for this!

Rating : 4.8/5

Love,

Soumya

Mama Love Yourself – Mamaearth Hair Mask and Body Wash Review

Hair fall is an issue that concerns everyone universally. This concerns become even more prominent post pregnancy when sudden hormonal changes cause serious amount of hair fall, to the extent that one feels she’s about to go bald. Also, we (the new mothers) are unable to spare enough time and follow a proper regime to take care of ourselves and our bodies. Hair and skin also bear the brunt of motherhood L Dry, lifeless, frizzy and falling hair is the eventual result. The stress of motherhood is so evident from each part of our body – top to bottom.

Here comes Mamaearth, which claims to take care of our babies and us, the mommies.

After gaining popularity of its range of baby products, including body wash, shampoo, lotion, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, diaper rash cream and massage oil, Mamaearth has just launched its range of pre natal and post-natal products. Appropriately, the launch was on Mother’s Day. The mama products range include: Calming Body Wash, Argan Hair Mask, Epsom Bath Salt, Stretch Marks Cream, Nourishing Body Lotion, Nipple Butter, Under Eye Cream, C3 Face Mask.  Ill review hair mask and body wash in this post.

Mama 1
Picture Credit: tipsy.gypsy.tales (instagram); www.tipsygypsy.blog

Argan Hair Mask

Mamaearth Claims: It is a hydrating mark, which helps repairing damaged hair (I’m sold only on this ;)) It also helps deeply condition and nourish dry and dull hair. It promotes new hair growth and keeps the scalp healthy and happy, and ensures least hair fall.

Price: Rs 599

Quantity: 200 ml

Availability: www.mamaearth.inwww.amazon.inwww.nykaa.comwww.flipkart.com

Packaging:

Oh, I absolutely love the packaging. The plastic box comes in a funky cardboard box. With funny, but 100% true mommy quotes, the cardboard box can be recycled as a pen stand. Very interesting indeed!!!

The plastic box is a sturdy white colored box, with dual caps. One is a screw cap, and on the inside is a plastic plate, double protection 🙂

hair mask 1

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Milk Protein, Curd Extract, Argan Oil, Rosemary Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Sodium Citrate, Brassica Alcohol, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Caprylic Capric Tri Glyceride, Hydrolysed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate

hair mask 2

Shelf Life: 2 years

Directions for use: Apply a generous amount to towel-dried clean shampooed damp hair. Use your hands and fingers to evenly distribute through hair, beginning at scalp to hair ends and leave for 5 to 15 minutes and then rinse. Use 1 to 2 times weekly.

hair mask 3

My Review:

The hair mask has a creamy texture that easily spreads on the hair.

I’ve used this mask about 6-7 times, and it started working and showing magic just after 3 uses. Brought life to my hair, drastically reduced hair fall, brought back lustre and shine, much like the brand claims. To be honest, the first use made my hair slightly dry, so next time I kept it for about 15 minutes before washing to give it more time to condition. It made my hair soft, like I just came out of a spa!! The mask is hydrating and conditions well. I like the light fragrance of essential oils.

It is very soothing and calming for the scalp, and doesn’t irritate in this hot and itchy weather. I could not stop flapping and playing with my hair (*wink*), it felt so smooth and silky. Argan and avocado oil in the mask help reduce hair fall and helps condition, and tea tree essential oil helps cure dandruff.

I could never give time to myself, since I have a hyperactive toddler and a husband with similar traits. But this mother’s day, I made a promise to myself and my hair; to give myself these 15 minutes of pure bliss every alternate day, and a 2 minute shower daily (sshhhh :P)

What works:

  • Moisturizing and hydrating
  • Provides spa-like treatment with natural ingredients
  • Keeps dandruff away
  • Drastically reduces hair fall
  • SLS, parabens, mineral oil free
  • Big tub goes a long way
  • Since it has natural hair strengthening ingredients, it can be applied by all adults, not just moms

What doesn’t:

  • Abstinence from the local market

 

Calming Body Wash

Mamaearth Claims:

A chemical free body cleanser, with natural fragrance from essential oils that uplift the mood and lessen fatigue. It also prevents dullness of skin by locking in the moisture.

Price: Rs 349

Quantity: 200 ml

Availability: www.mamaearth.inwww.amazon.inwww.nykaa.comwww.flipkart.com

Packaging:

The body wash comes in a tall plastic bottle, with a pump. It has two caps that prevent it from spilling. The bottle is easy to hold and convenient to carry while travelling.

body wash 1

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Vitamin E, Allentoin, Aloevera Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate & Geranium Essential Oil

Shelf Life: 2 years

Directions for use: Squeeze the liquid onto your hands or a loofah. Lather and rinse.

body wash 2

My Review:

The body wash is a transparent gel, with a very soothing and soft fragrance – truly a “calming body wash”.

The geranium essential oil in it helps in balancing hormones (yayyy for pregnant women) and also relieves stress. With a toddler as hyperactive as mine I’m never at peace and here, this body wash works best for me. It lathers well, cleanses efficiently and washes off easily. It does not dry out my otherwise dry and flaky skin at all which by the way, no soap or body wash has succeeded in doing till now. With the MADE SAFE certification and my experiences with the brand’s baby products, I will not give a second thought before buying and using its products.

What works:

  • Soft and mild
  • SLS, parabens, mineral oil free
  • Subtle and natural fragrance
  • Pump dispenser allows only desired quantity
  • Doesn’t dry out my skin
  • Cleanses efficiently

What doesn’t:

  • Availability in local stores

Overall Rating:

Hair Mask: 4.8/5

Body Wash: 4.9/5

 

Love,

Soumya

A Bed of Roses: Redolence Wheat Germ Rose Soap Review

Hey girls,

More reviews of organic products coming your way! 🙂

A lot of organic and ayurveda products are available in the market, making it difficult for one to choose and stick to. I recently got hold of “wheat germ rose” natural oil soap. I’ve been using it for some time now and trust me, my skin feels so soft. I regret that I’ve been using such harsh chemicals on my dear skin till now.

My skin is extremely dry and needs a lot of moisturizer during the day for hydration. But after using this organic oil based soap, I realized it was mostly due to the drying soaps and body washes I had been using.

Redolence 1

Redolence Claims:

Wheat germ rose has antioxidant properties, which helps the skin glow by retaining the moisture.

Ingredients:

Redolence 2

Price: INR 249

Weight: 125 gms

Shelf Life: 36 months

Packaging:

The soap comes in a very neat brown cardboard packaging with plastic wrapper. The box has all the required details written on it, including the ingredients, price, and weight.

Online Availability: Facebook page of Redolence 

My Review:

The soap is very soft and moist to touch, and only a small amount is enough for a single use. Hence, making it last longer. It has a very soft and natural fragrance of mogra essential oil which fills my washroom with the aroma. The color is natural with small generous pieces of dried rose. It cleanses well, with all the ingredients that are gentle on the skin and completely safe too, suitable even to be used on the face. The soap lathers well, without drying the skin and I would love to buy it again or try new fragrances and ingredients. Their charcoal soap is on my list for now!

Redolence 3

PS – My husband calls it the Choco Chip soap from the way it looks and he may not be wrong 🙂

What works:

  • Gentle on the skin
  • Natural fragrance on essential oils
  • No artificial color
  • Very little require for good amount of lather

What doesn’t:

  • Price could be a little lower
  • Starts to soften if left moist; hence may melt if not used optimally

Rating: 4.8/5

Love,

Soumya

Go Organic – “From My Garden” Skincare Products Review

Hey Friends,

After facing a lot of issues with my skin and hair, I realized I was using too many chemicals. And in pursuit of making the skin supple and hair soft, I was actually damaging them further. My skin had become extremely dry with all the natural oils stripped off due to continuous use of harsh chemicals in commercial face washes. My skin was patchy, full of blemishes, dull, in addition to being extremely sensitive and acne prone. One day I decided to get rid of pseudo-skincare products full of chemicals harmful in the long run, and literally tossed all the bottles in the bin.

I pledged to go organic, and also started spreading awareness on the benefits of using organic skin care products. Apart from saving one’s skin from torture, using organic products saves the earth from the torture too :), since these products are completely eco-friendly.

Two months ago, I started using homemade face packs and scrubs daily, instead of face washes (refer to DIY section for homemade face packs). But being a lazy person, I started looking for ready-made organic skin products. I always used to splurge on skin products and organic is my new-found love. I came across a Facebook page “From my Garden”, a home project started with the aim to reduce the exposure to potentially harmful chemicals that are directly absorbed by our bodies through our largest organ – skin.  Sonal who runs “From my Garden” spoke with me to understand my requirements and type of skin with patience and suggested the products suitable for my skin type.

I ended up ordering few skin and hair care products. I’ll review 2 skin care products in this post – Body/ Facial Wash cum Pack and Cleopatra Facial Mudpack.

Body/ Facial Wash cum Pack

Claims: It’s a gentle and mild daily wash for face and body, which is supposed to replace soap. It keeps the skin hydrated and doesn’t deplete it of its natural oils. It’s gentle and can be used on sensitive skin of adults and kids.

Ingredients:

From my garden 1

Price: INR 500

Quantity: 120 gms

Directions for Use: Mix the required quantity of the powder with cold milk or curd, and form a smooth paste. Slightly rub on the face and leave it to dry (optional). It can also be used on the whole body, if replacing body washes.

My opinion about this product: I’ve been using this product for about a month now. My skin feels less dry, considerably less breakouts, and I can see visible improvement in the quality of my skin. Just a small amount is enough for a single use, and one bottle lasts quite a while. I strongly recommend this product if you want to get your skin’s lustre back and save it from further damage.

Rating: 4.7/5

Cleopatra Facial Mudpack

Claims: It helps reduce pigmentation, acne & scars, sun spots, tanning and also tightens the skin. It also cleanses, nourishes and exfoliates the skin.

From my garden 2

Ingredients: Sandalwood, turmeric, neem, rose, basil, gooseberry, brahmi, haritaki, fuller’s earth

Price: INR 500

Quantity:  180 gms

Directions for use: Make a paste with pure rose water, apply it on face and neck, and let it dry before you wash, for about 15-20 minutes. Use it on a gap of 3-4 days.

My opinion about this product: This face pack works like magic. You can see instant glow as soon as you wash it off. It has helped reduce acne and dullness on my skin. I’m positive it’ll help remove patches and pigmentation that has formed after years of sun exposure and not using sunscreen religiously. I love the sandalwood smell, and will definitely buy it again. However, it would’ve been great if the prices were slightly lower for both the products. Maybe quality comes at a price 🙂

Rating: 4.8/5

 

Love,

Soumya

Bold and Beautiful – NYX Matte Lipstick (Siren) – Review and Swatch

Hey guys,

I’m a lipstick freak! Yes! I love hoarding lipsticks, all shades (with the exception of coffee and brown – they are not my cup of tea 😉 oops coffee 😛 )  – pink, coral, nudes, wine, maroon, orange. My preference for the shades keeps changing. My current favorites are bold and dark shades, which include my recent buy “NYX Matte Lipstick – Siren”.

NYX Siren 6

NYX Siren 8

NYX Claims: This matte lipstick is highly pigmented and long lasting. It glides smoothly and stays put with a non drying matte finish. It is available in a wide range of creamy and vibrant colors.

NYX Siren 1

Price: INR 625

Weight: 4.5 gms

Online availability: www.nykaa.com

Ingredients:

nyx-siren-4.jpg
Ingredients

Packaging: The cover of the lipstick has a velvety finish, and has a window to peep in the shade of the lipstick. The only issue with the packaging is that the lipstick rotates even when the cap is on, which may spoil the lipstick.

NYX Siren 3

My opinion about this product: Unlike other matte lipsticks, this one is quite moisturizing. It doesn’t dry out the lips, neither does it settle in the fine lines. This was my first bold shade in wine, and I’m impressed by the pigmentation and the way it settles matching the skin tone. It just requires a single swipe for a party-ready makeup. The staying power is fair, but it does get transferred and is wiped out if you’re eating or drinking.

What works:

  • Nice bold shade
  • Impressive pigmentation
  • Perfect Matte
  • Moisturizing for dry lips

What doesn’t:

  • Packaging may spoil the lipstick
  • Transferable

Overall Rating: 4.6/5

Love,

Soumya