Hope you are all doing well. Smokey eyes are my favorite eye look and I feel it is an easy way to glam up any look. So I recently purchased Sivanna Colors smokey eyes palette in the number 1 and I’ll be sharing my views on it. Sivanna Colors is a popular brand in Southeast Asia and has more than a series of 400 kinds of products ranging from lipsticks, eye shadow palettes, highlighters and so on.
Sivanna Colors smokey eyes palette is similar to a chocolate bar in size and has attractive matte black packaging. The outer cardboard box is sturdy and can be reused to store the palette or during travel.
INR 200 for 6 shades.
The shimmer shades purple, grey and the matte black are highly pigmented. Whereas, the other matte shades – white, brown and peach are chalky kind of disappointing with their pigmentation.
The colors stayed on my eye lids without a primer for about 5 to 6 hours. The longevity will be more when applied with a primer.
This palette has a super cute, sturdy and convenient packaging. It is affordable and travel friendly. It has a good eye shadow applicator and the shimmer shades are decently pigmented. The quality of the eye shadows are good except for the 3 matte shades. It can be used to create three smokey eye looks with black, purple and black, grey and black. I use the peach matte eye shadow on my lids and also under my eyes to correct my dark circles. It doesn’t give full coverage as a concealer, but serves as a good option for everyday makeup.
Overall, this eye shadow palette for INR 200 is definitely worth buying. If you are looking for a handy smokey eye shadow palette at an affordable price, you should definitely give this a try. If you have a party to attend in the evening, carry this in your bag to college or work and rock the smokey eyes look.
Have you used Sivanna products? Let me know on the comments section below.
It is already June! Our lives are moving faster and are days are getting busier. Because of the busy days, it may be difficult to take care of our skin. But, Vedantika Herbals Instant Glow mask has made my skincare routine easier. I came across Vedantika Herbals Instant Glow mask on Instagram and I was tempted to buy as it promised instant results. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I’m ready to share my experience with you all.
About Vedantika Herbals
Vedantika Herbals was established in 1997, is a group of researchers and scientists headed by Shri N. C. Limbasiya. He is a food technologist and also an advisory board member of medicinal plant and preservation board of Saurashtra university. He is doing research in natural foods, food preservation, food based supplements, herbs and its effects on the human body for the last 16 years. He has successfully developed 65 innovative products in this period. The outcome of his research is substantially devoid of all possible chemical preservatives and synthetic colours.
A rare combination of herbs traditionally used to give radiant glow in the skin. It enhances cell regeneration, improving skin metabolism, leaves your face looking years younger.
Vedantika Herbals instant glow mask is priced at Rs. 185 for 70 grams of product.
Sympiocos Racemosa, Ocimum Sanctum, Berberis Aristata, Cinnamomum, Camphora, Myristica Fragrans, Santalum paniculatum, Rosa Centifolia, Fullers Earth.
Directions for Use
Vedantika Herbals instant glow mask is packed in a plastic rectangular container with a sturdy silver cap. The packaging is of good quality and is travel friendly. The powder has soothing herbal smell and the scent of camphor. I mixed the face mask with rose water as per instruction and applied it on my face and neck. It was easy to spread and didn’t drip.
It instantly gave a cooling effect that was more cooling than sandalwood powder because of the presence of camphor. After 15 minutes, I washed it off in scrubbing motion. I felt my skin has become so soft and clean. It made my skin glow instantly. But it had made my skin little dry though my skin was oily. I applied a moisturizer and it was perfectly fine.
Overall, I love this face mask and would recommend it to you all. The soothing smell and cooling effect makes it the perfect face pack for Indian summer. It not only makes the skin glow instantly, but also refreshes the mind.
Essential oils are quite famous these days especially lavender oil because of its natural properties and soothing smell. I started using Nature’s Absolutes lavender oil few weeks back and it has changed my life in a positive way. Today I’ll be sharing how incorporating lavender oil in your lifestyle can benefit you.
Acne is one of the most common skin problems we face. Lavender oil avoids the bacteria that cause the initial infection and can reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal. Mix lavender oil with a carrier oil and apply it on your pimple.
Lavender oil has a calming scent which can cure nerves and anxiety issues. It can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. Sniff the pure Nature’s Absolutes lavender oil for three times and it will calm your senses.
Applying a mixure of coconut oil with a few drops of lavender oil on a regular basis helps in getting rid of scalp itchiness, eczema and dandruff.
Mix 1 cup of epsom salt with 4 drops of lavender oil and add to a hot bath. This will relax your body muscles, refreshes your mind and removes toxins from the body.
Lavender oil’s scent induces alpha waves in the area of the brain that is responsible for relaxation, thus making you fall asleep faster. Pour few drops of lavender oil on your pillow for a relaxed and deep sleep.
Motion sickness such as seasickness, car sickness, simulation sickness or airsickness can be cured by applying lavender oil behind the ears or on one end of the tongue.
Lavender oil can be used as a repellent for mosquitoes, moths and other bugs. Spray lavender oil mixed with water on the curtains so that it would keep mosquitoes away as well as acts as a room freshener.
Overview of Nature’s Absolute Lavender Oil
Nature’s Absolutes lavender oil is safely packed in a white cardboard box with golden letters and the image of lavender flowers. The box is sturdy and can be reused to carry the oil while travelling. The lavender oil bottle has an extra cap with filler which makes it easier to use.
It is priced at Rs. 299 for 15 ml of lavender oil.
Lavandula angsutifolia (lavender)
Nature's Absolutes brings you this pure, steam distilled lavender essential oil famed for its soft, floral fragrance that is at once, both sweet and refreshing. The aroma of this oil relaxes the mind and body, bringing about a sense of calm. This makes it ideal to be added to a diffuser or to your bath water to unwind after a long day. It is also great for the hair and skin when diluted with a carrier oil and used for head and body massages. In addition to leaving your hair and skin looking healthy and vibrant, its soothing fragrance leaves you feeling relaxed, whether diffused, added to bath water or blended with a carrier oil for a massage.
Directions for Use
Take 2 drops of the essential oil and dilute with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Gently massage into your skin. Can also be diluted with bathing water. Perform a patch test on inner elbow, keep for 30 minutes. If irritation develops, discontinue use.
Now that you know the benefits of lavender oil and how Nature’s Absolutes lavender oil changed my life, go ahead and purchase yours at Amazon.
Hope you are all doing good. We live in an era of customization – be it mobile covers, jewelry, clothes and so on. So why don’t we customize our own skin care and hair care products? If you are interested in knowing how, I’ll tell you the way.
Freshistry is a brand new concept of buying skin and hair care products by customizing them online. You get to select the type of base you want according to your skin/hair goals, mix your own choice of herbs as well as fragrance and tinge and brand it with your name. How cool is that?
Their products are
My Brewing Experience
Their website is so unique, quirky and user friendly too. I loved the scientist animation who appeared on the screen. There was no difficulty in brewing my own product as there were proper instructions in each and every step.
Step 1: Choose your product
Step 2: Select Hair Type
Step 3: Select Base
Step 4: Select your choice of herbs
Step 5: Select Tinge
At the end of brewing, I had an option to name my freshly brewed product. I chose the name ‘Joshita’s Pixie Dust’ for my hair cleanser. I completely enjoyed the process and felt a sense of achievement at the end.
Rs. 375 + 50 shipping for 200 ml of hair cleanser.
Soft shampoo base, Guar gum, Glycerin, Biotin, Perfume, Preservatives, Aqua.
Directions for use
Take required amount of hair cleanser & apply on wet hair. Massage gently on scalp to form a rich lather & rinse with water for soft, shiny and voluminous hair.
Hair Cleanser Experience
I received the product in a classy black satin bag with their logo in gold. There was a personalized note and the hair cleanser inside. It looked so attractive and it is one of the best packaging I’ve ever come across. It had the date and time of when it was brewed. How thoughtful!
The plastic bottle is transparent and the black cap is sturdy and travel friendly. The consistency of the hair cleanser reminds me of baby shampoos. It had a mild smell which I’m happy about. As it is a natural product, it doesn’t lather much. I had to apply twice to completely wash off the oil which I had applied.
I would say that it worked as a normal cleanser and there was no extraordinary results on my hair. It didn’t control my mild dandruff for which I had chosen lemongrass as my herb. It may be because of my high expectations I had from it. Overall, it was an amazing brewing experience and an average product experience for me.
It would have been my holy grail product if it had given me better results. But this hair cleanser is sadly a ‘miss’ for me.
Hope you are all doing well. I started using eye liners quite late and since then, my eye makeup game has changed. Eyeliners play an important role in defining your eyes and making them look attractive. There are so many eyeliners in the market and if you are confused which one to purchase, you ought to read this.
1. Lakme Absolute Shine Liquid Liner
This is a liquid eye liner which is well pigmented. Although liquid liners are difficult to apply, Lakme Absolute liquid liner is easy to handle. The brush is long and comfortable to use thus giving a full control. If you are a beginner who wants to try liquid eyeliners, then this is the right choice. This is water resistant and doesn't crack.
Price – INR 350
2. PAC Pen Eyeliner
When you are in a hurry or want to draw a winged eye liner, pen eye liners come to the rescue. They are easy to use and the felt tip is flexible thus giving full control. PAC pen eyeliner is pigmented and has a decent staying power. It helps in trying different eyeliner styles at ease, but may dry out quickly.
Price – INR 450
3. Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner
Nykaa Black Magic liquid eyeliner gives a slight glossy effect. As gloss eye liners are trending in 2017, it is wise to invest on this. The brush is long and comfortable enough to try different styles. It is well pigmented, water resistant, lasts for the whole day and suitable for beginners.
Price – INR 299
4. Plum Natur Studio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal
Plum kajal can be used as an eyeliner. It is highly pigmented, glides smoothly on the eye lids and is transfer proof. If you have hooded eyes like me and have always worried about your eyeliner transferring, this is a saviour. Even on a hectic sweaty day, this eyeliner would survive without smudging. But the fact that it has to be sharpened, breaks my heart!
Price – INR 425
5. Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
The top 5 eyeliner list would be incomplete without Maybelline’s gel eyeliner which is a ride or die product for many. It is pigmented, lasts longer and can be used to do bold eye looks. The only downfall with this eye liner is that it gets dried quickly. It is a must have in your vanity. It is priced at Rs.525 but can be bought at lesser price during sale.
Price – INR 525 (Discounted price INR 393)
Hope you all liked my ‘Top 5 Eyeliners under Rs. 500.’ Do let me know your favorite eyeliner in the comments section below.
Hope you are all doing well. Today I’m back with a home made herbal face pack review from Yami Herbals. I was introduced to this brand by my blogger friend Ms. Ragini Dhiman from O Gujariya. Their face pack is a blend of more than 15 herbs which were used by our ancestors as part of their skincare regime. The concept of 15+ herbs attracted me to try Yami Herbals Home Made Skin Brightening Organic Face Pack. Now let’s move on to what I feel about this herbal face pack.
Yami herbal face pack is packed in a plastic container and all the details regarding ingredients, price, directions for use etc are mentioned.
Rs. 200 for 100 gms of product.
Directions to use
I always rely on homemade face packs rather on parlor facials and I was so excited to try this as it is homemade and has a lot of herbs which were used by my mom and grand mom. I received the package in a cute round cardboard pack and the treasure safe inside it. As soon as I opened, I could smell the fragrance of pure herbs. But due to transportation, some of the product was sticking on the inner side of the cap which spilled when I opened. I wish they had a silver foil in between the powder and the cap so that it would be travel friendly.
There was a surprise inside the pack – a convenient spoon, so that I didn’t have to hunt for a spoon. As per their instruction, I mixed it with rose water and applied. It was cool, soothing, didn’t irritate my sensitive skin and didn’t drip. The herbal smell wasn’t over powering and was comfortable. After 20 minutes, when I started scrubbing I felt granules of oats powder which helped in better scrubbing. This face pack worked as a cleanser, a mild scrub and a de – tanning face pack for me. My face had become clean, soft and de – tanned.
Overall, I love this herbal face pack and I would highly recommend it to you all. If you are a fan of herbal face packs, you’ll definitely love it. It is natural, has more than 15 herbs and is safe to use. Regular usage of this herbal face pack will save your parlor appointments. Get ready for some compliments!
To order this face pack, visit their Facebook page or whatsapp at +91 7358813032
Hope you all liked my review. Don't forget to order this jar with the goodness of 15+ herbs.
If you know me, you’ll know my love for sheet masks. They are easy to use, gives immediate results and are perfect on busy days when you want to look refreshed without spending much time. I recently came across the instagram page of Mond’sub and were kind enough to send me sheet mask samples which I’ll be reviewing today.
Why are sheet masks effective?
If you are wondering how these sheet masks work and why the world is going gaga over them, I’ve got the answer. A lot of normal skin care products evaporate when it is applied on the face and takes time to make a difference. But these sheet masks form a barrier and locks the ingredients in and prevents from evaporating. This is why sheet masks are different from normal masks and are considered magical.
This mask as its name suggests is a 3D mask which covers face, neck and ears. The main ingredient of this mask is brown rice which contains variety of nutritional enzymes, proteins, amino acids and vitamin ingredients. These can instantly penetrate into the skin, soften the skin, purify and brighten the skin. They also soften skin cuticles, enhance the elasticity of the skin, nourish the skin to make you look more gorgeous.
This also has a sachet of Pentapetide essence which is excellent for anti – aging, bleaching, anti – wrinkle and brightening.
Price – INR 200
Availability – Purplle
Apply the mask on the cleansed face, hang the mask onto ears. Keep it for 15 minutes and then remove the mask. Massage the excess product with finger tips before rinsing with warm water. For better results, use it 2 – 3 times a week.
This sheet mask was easy to apply as it has proper instructions on the pack in English. It gave me a cooling effect as soon as I applied it and was extremely soothing. I kept it on for 15 to 20 minutes and the mask had extra essence even after. My face had become soft, bright and nourished. I applied the Pentapetide essence and left it overnight which had worked well. I’m sure that this sheet mask will make the skin flawless if used 2 to 3 times in a week.
2. Mond’sub Anti – Wrinkle & Moisturising Facial Mask
This sheet mask has three layers of mask and the sheet mask to be used is in the middle guarded by a white pearlised film and a outer blue film. This way the goodness of the mask is locked safe. It is formulated with several plant extracted essences and this formula is specially designed for dry skin, mature or prematurely ageing skin. The mask can promote skin’s metabolism, balances skin nutrients and water.
Price – INR 200 (offer price INR 99)
Availability – Purplle
This mask was easy to apply, made my skin cool and relaxed my mind. After 15 minutes, when I removed the sheet mask, my skin was rejuvenated, moisturized, bright and glowing. The glow lasted for about 2 to 3 days even after hitting the beach. This impressed me so much and it is the best mask which I’ve tried till now. I can’t comment on anti – wrinkle claims but this made my skin look younger.
Overall, Mond’sub sheet masks have impressed me so much. I would highly recommend you all to try these masks and I’m sure that you will be impressed too. In my experience, I found the anti – wrinkle and moisturizing facial mask to be more effective. They have other exciting variants such as gold mask which I’ll be trying in near future. These are perfect if you are expecting a parlor like glow at home.
Note – Do an allergy test on skin before using the product. Apply little liquid behind the ear skin and test.
I love DIYs as they are fun to do and the happiness you achieve cannot be replaced by a ready to use product. I wanted to try a rose scrub for a while, and I thought why not make it myself? So today I’ll be sharing an easy DIY Rose Scrub with just 3 ingredients which will give you a mini spa experience at home.
You’ll need (1 use)
How to apply?
3. Almond Oil
Hope you all liked this simple yet effective DIY. If you try this at home, don’t forget to tag me in your social media photo. I’d love to see them!
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I recently reviewed the new subscription bag in India – ZoBag which had 5 full size products and a sample product. It is priced at Rs. 499 and I received products of worth Rs. 1399 which is amazing. Today I’ll be sharing my experience with one of those products – Veda Essence Avocado Peppermint Tea Tree Vitamin E soap.
About Veda Essence
Veda Essence is built upon pure ideologies of Ayurveda and aim to bring together the best from mother nature from across the globe.
Our products are consciously curated to not only nurture your skin but to invigorate the five senses and offering a holistic experience.
Our intent at Veda is to present the natural, skin benefiting solutions that pamper and care for your skin instead of damaging it in long run. We specialize in Cold process Natural Oil based Soaps and bring to you over 30 different types of soap each specially curated to address every different skin type.
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Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm & Avocado oil, Avocado extract, Cocoa Butter, Vit E, Tea Tree & Peppermint essential oils.
Rs. 210 for 125 g.
Heals and restores skin glow with regular usage. Avocado soothes dry and itchy skin, shields the skin against age-related wrinkles, fine lines. Vitamin E makes skin soft and supple. Tea Tree and Peppermint reduces pigmentation, minimizes rashes, treats acne and improves skin complexion.
Hand-made soaps are a rage now and I’ve always wondered the reason till I started using this soap. My skin is sensitive and not many soaps suit me and I stick to only one brand. As soon as I opened my ZoBag, I could smell a strong mint smell and I picked this soap. The smell was so refreshing but I was skeptical about using.
The moment I opened the outer package, I couldn’t resist using it. It lathers well and is easy to spread. It gave me a strong cooling sensation which is similar to that of a prickly heat powder. My entire body was cool and refreshed.
I haven’t ever experienced this before and it soothed my heat boils too. It has definitely made my skin soft and minimized rashes. But I can’t comment on how well it works against age related skin problems.
This soap is perfect for summer and is one of the best products from May ZoBag. I’m so glad that the team chose this product and I would highly recommend ZoBag to you all. Have you ordered your ZoBag? If you haven’t, order here now!
This soap gave me a spa like experience which left my skin hydrated and my mind relaxed. I would highly recommend this soap to you all. This would help you beat the heat and make you feel refreshed in summer.
Choose your favorite handmade soap according to your skin type, age and gender from their wide variety here.
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Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon is the talk of the town and I had to try them or else the lipstick lover in me would feel guilty. Lakme lipstick was the first ever lipstick that I used (obviously from my mom’s vanity). They used to be in brown sturdy packaging back then and now have transformed to attractive crayon like packaging. Lakme enrich lip crayons are available in 10 shades and I bought the shade ‘Mauve Magic’.
The lip crayon resembles a crayon with a sturdy black cap. The packaging is color coded which makes it easier to identify the shades. The outer label has the shade name, manufacturing details etc.
Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon is priced at Rs. 180 for 14.4 g of product with a sharpener.
Embrace the all new formulated lip colour crayon by Lakmé and use your lips like a canvas to create a vibrant look. Get smooth and matte finish lips with this lip colour crayon by Lakmé that is infused with mineral powders. It has a soft texture and is available in 10 gorgeous shades that suit all Indian skin tones. It also has a rich blend of olive and jojoba oil that simultaneously conditions your lips. For your convenience, the all new Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon comes with a sharpener.
Color & Pigmentation
The shade Mauve Magic isn’t a mauve shade exactly but is a more pinkish shade. This is a MLBB kind of a lip shade. The pigmentation is good and two swipes will make pigmented lips opaque.
The lip crayon isn’t completely matte and has a powdery finish. It is comfortable on the lips and didn’t make my lips dry though I skipped moisturizing.
The lip crayon stayed on my lips for about 6 to 7 hours till I removed it with a makeup remover. It isn’t transfer proof but survived few glasses of water, juice and dinner. After dinner, the color had faded just slightly.
The brand ‘Lakme’ needs no introduction and I was excited when they introduced their lip crayons at an affordable price. When almost all cosmetics are getting costlier, it is great to see a leading brand introduce affordable new generation lip crayons without compromising with the quality.
I was quite disappointed with the shade as it is more of a pink than a mauve shade. But other than that, I’m impressed with this lip crayon. It has a free sharpener as a limited period offer and saves the pain of finding a suitable sharpener. Mauve Magic is a perfect daily wear shade and is appropriate for college, office etc. It is travel friendly as the sturdy cap wouldn’t get lost in your hand bag (which is common with lip crayons).