St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal Scrub and Mask Review

Long 2 years back I used St. Ives Apricot scrub  , after that i wander here and there and now started using St Ives gentle smoothing oatmeal scrub & mask, The first change I noticed was in Product is that now they made most of them as scrub + mask, Anyways you have to "always always" use a mask after scrubbing otherwise your pores that have freshly open will accumulate more dirt .hence lead to acne or other skin issues.

Price 

St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal Scrub and Mask retail for Rs. 399/- for 170 g.

Product Claims :


Naturally beautiful and healthy looking skin in this mild cleansing formula that gently exfoliates, removing dull, dead skin cells to instantly reveal smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin. For dry sensitive skin. Extra mild formula gently exfoliates dull surface cells to reveal smooth, radiant skin. Contains more than 95 percent naturally derived ingredients, including Swiss glacial water and Swiss botanicals. All St. Ives formulas are dermatologist tested in Switzerland. Promotes healthier looking skin. Gentle enough to be used every day. Moisten face and neck. Gently massage onto skin, avoiding eyes. Rinse well, dry and apply moisturizer as usual. If this product gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Packaging :


Its packaged in a squeeze tube which makes it very easy and hygienic to use. Also, the tube is made of very soft and good plastic due to which you don't have to press hard to get the product.

What I like St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal Scrub and Mask :


👍 It's very gentle scrub which I liked most about this product because it suits my skin and does not cause wear and tear off to skin just removes dead skin cells.

👍 I have dry skin but it balances the oil after use, as usually scrubs rip of the oils and make it drier.

👍 Parabens Free, Oil-Free.

👍 The packaging is very travel-friendly and very very easy to use.

👍  Thoroughly cleans my skin pores, you can actually feel it after the use.

👍  Acne prone skin people can also use it because it's oil-free and very mild exfoliating.

👍 One bottle goes a long way.


What I don't like about  St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal Scrub and Mask  :



👎 The mask part does not work well as a mask.

👎 
Will not work if you have stubborn Black Heads as it gentle exfoliator.
  

Availability  :


You can easily find it in stores, of if you would like to buy it from Amazon the link is HERE.

Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price

No matter how many shades Do I own nude lipsticks, I always tend to pick a new one. Well, the reason for picking up this one was that it has brownish undertones and I mostly have nude lipsticks with pink undertones. Well, that was just an excuse haha, let's see how Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita worked for me.


Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price
Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price 



Price 


Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita is very budget friendly, It comes for Rs. 199 for Mini Version that is 1.5 g, Fair Price. Also, we do not use mostly the whole lipstick, its good to invest in such mini versions first time. It's good if you like it buy a bigger packaging next time.

Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price
Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price 


Product Claims :


Give a radiant touch to your whole look with Nykaa’s So Matte! Mini Lipstick collection. Experience the same plush, pigment rich formula in Mini Version so it becomes a staple in your bag! The formulation delivers flawless coverage and assures precise application for a perfectly contoured pout. The creamy formula gives your lips a great matte finish. So up the ante with a sophisticated finishing touch to set off those glamorous evenings!

Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price
Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price 


Packaging :


Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita packaging is back matte with a click top closure, not a magnetic which makes it more sturdy and provides ensure that the lipsticks are properly closed and won't open inside the bag.
Also, being small in size makes it travel-friendly too.

Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price
Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price 


What I like Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita  :


👍 It's a creamy formula, not jet matte which makes it very comfortable on lips. The shine which you can see in pics is actually due to the camera. The lipsticks do not impart much shine

👍 Does not accentuate the lips lines much. Obviously, it does not make them disappear but they are too much visible.

👍 Despite being nude in nature, it covers the pigmentation on lips quite well.

👍 It lasts for fairly 2-3 hours with food and also does not look weird after it starts fading.

👍 Travel and budget friendly.

👍 Easy to find on nykaa.com

👍 Will suit almost every Indian skin tone.


Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price
Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price 

Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price
Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price 

Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita Review ,Swatches ,Price 


What I don't like about Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick 20 M Caramel Margarita  :


👎 The staying power could be better.

👎 The bullet inside is little flimsy, could be the one that I got.


Availability  :


Its available on Amazon [HERE]

  • Smooth texture!
  • One stroke application
  • Subtle shades to enhance your natural lip colour.

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water Review

Today, I am back with a review of already a very famous product in the market. Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water is one of two Garnier Micellar water launched by Garnier sometimes back in Indian Market. Now As I am about to finish my 1st bottle of this solution, let us dig into its pros and cons that will help you make a decision about whether to buy this product or not.

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water



Price 


Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water has two variants with 125 ml for Rs. 225 and 400 ml for Rs. 399.

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water


Product Claims :


Garnier Micellar Water works as a great make-up remover and cleanser for heavy & water-proof make-up
Removes dust, dirt & make-up from your skin & requires no rubbing
Argan Oil which deeply nourishes your skin
The formula is non-greasy, non-sticky and is suitable for all skin types
Skin is left perfectly clean, soft and nourished



Packaging  :

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water comes with a flip top packaging which makes it easier to use.
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water



What I like About Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water  :


👍 It works very well, I dip a cotton pad with this cleansing water and place on my eye for about 5 seconds then with just one wipe it removes 80 % of the makeup


👍 Does not tingle or cause any irritation on my skin or eye area.


👍 I have used almost a bottle and does not build any skin issue or acne.


👍 Does not cast any stubborn layer after use, though leaves a little residue but that can be removed easily with water.

👍 Travel-friendly.

👍 Also works quite well for waterproof mascara and eyelash glue.

👍 Not very expensive and easy to find.👍👍👍👍


Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water


What I don't like About Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish  :


👎Has an added fragrance to it.

If you want to Buy : 

Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it 05 Pure Soul Swatches,Price

This was my first nail polish purchase from Essence. I was looking for a white color nail polish basically and land up finding that essence has it. As this is my first White Nail paint purchase, I did not want to spend a lot. The other issue with White nail paints is that we Indians have turmeric in almost every food item. Though we did not eat all of them with hands but still a lot of them are eaten by hands and results in white nail paint turning yellow.

I have used both of these nail paint 3-4 times already, hence can assure you about a good detailed review 😀.
Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it 05 Pure Soul Swatches, Price 



Price :


Essence I Love Trends 02 I nude it 05 Pure Soul retails for Rs. 249/-

Product Claims :



Essence I Love Trends presents 'The Nudes' nail paints which are sure to make the hearts of all nail polish fans beat faster this season! The Essence I love TRENDS nail polish cover your nails in light nude shades and the selection of different colors and effects is huge and stunning. Also, the long-lasting formula ensures manicured permanently pampered nails in no time!
  • Eye-catching Essence I Love trends 'Nude shade' nail paints.
  • Long-lasting formula nail paints which give pampered nails.
  • Perfect shades and coverage.
  • Quantity - 8ml.

Packaging  :

Essence I Love Trends comes in a round chubby glass bottle and the applicator is also of very decent quality.

Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it 05 Pure Soul Swatches,Price
Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it 05 Pure Soul Swatches,Price


What I like About Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish  :


1. The application of this nail paint requires a build up but repeat application does not leave brush strokes and the end result is beautiful.

2. Though turmeric leaves yellow marks on nail paint but still after washing, the marks are gone which is amazing.

3. It says on my nails for good 4-5 days without any top coat. 

4. You can see shimmer particles from the bottle, but actually, the application is very moderately shiny and you cannot see individual shimmer particles.

5. Does not leave behind any pale stains on my nails.

6. Easy to take off with a remover.

7. The applicator works fine and does not make the application looks clumsy.

8. 02 I nude it has pink undertones whereas 05 Pure Soul is pure white although you cannot make out from pictures. There both of them looks the same.

Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it
Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it

Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it
Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it

Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review - 05 Pure Soul
Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review - 05 Pure Soul
Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review - 05 Pure Soul


What I don't like About Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish  :


1. A repeated application or buildup is required for a good end result, otherwise, you can see nails beneath the application.



Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it 05 Pure Soul Swatches,Price
Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish Review -02 I nude it 05 Pure Soul Swatches,Price



Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review

Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo is one of the shampoo launched by plum in their vegan, cruelty free hair care range. Not a lot of shampoo you can find in India which are sulphate , Parabens free. But this one is free from 7 cruel chemicals which I have listed below in this article. Well, its more around 5 months since I am using this shampoo and started the 3rd bottle, which makes me sit and write down my experience with this shampoo.

Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review
Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review


So let's get started... 😊💪

Product Claims   :
  1. Healthy hydrating shampoo for chemically treated hair
  2. Enriched with the benefits of Olive and Macadamia
  3. A gentle yet effective formula that helps fight dandruff
  4. Reduces product build-up, keeps hair light and fluffy
  5. 100% vegan and cruelty-free, as always!
Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review
Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review



Price  :

Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo retails for 675 Rs. for 300 ml

Texture and Fragrance :


This shampoo is green olive in color and runny in nature.

Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review
Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review



YaayS :

👍 
Best thing is that its, parabens ,SLS and some more harmful chemicals free.

👍
I have colored hair this year and last year as well. Last year I was using some other shampoo and my color was gone in like 7-8 months but this year the color is still intact after a year thanks to this shampoo. Yes, I got the same color from the same saloon this year too.

👍
To some extent, it has decreased the frizziness , like 10-20% lesser.

👍 
Though it's on the expensive side and also you have to use a little more quantity to produce good lather, still it lasts for good 2-2.5 months for my very long hair. I have hair past my waist.

👍  
Yes, It gives me that clean feeling after wash .

👍 
Packaging is travel friendly and easy to use.

👍
No itching or traces and completely rinse out as its runny in nature.

Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review
Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo Review



Nayys :


👎 
The price is not very budget friendly.

👎 
Does not work on dandruff.

👎 You have to use a pump or two more than your other shampoo.







Sally hansen big matte top coat review

Matte Nail Paints have been so in these days that almost everyone is going gaga over them .So to relax your matte obsessing buds there are 2 ways ,Either you can buy a lot of matte nail paints or you can just convert your existing ones to matte . Second option seems to be more convenient .

There are plenty of hacks and matte top coats available in market but  Sally hansen big matte top coat Grab  my eye and whats better it was on 50 % off .So without any second thought i bought it . Lets see How it worked.

Sally hansen big matte top coat review 


Packaging  :


1. Comes in a beautiful transparent rectangle colored bottle.
2. Brush /Applicator is not very dense but does the job fairly .

Price   :


Rs. 500 for 0.4 oz/11.8ml

How to Use   :


Once your nail paint is dried , apply single coat on it.

My Take on Sally hansen big matte top coat :


👍  Well it works true to its name , Once your nail paint is dried ,just applied a single coat of
Sally hansen big matte and voila, my shiny glossy nail paint was instantly converted to matte.
  
👍 Does not require repeated application, Single layer is enough for true matte finish.

👍 The packaging is quite cute and sturdy.

👍 Smooth and even look.

👍 Dries very quickly so can see immediate effect but still one should not touch nails for another 10 mins.

Sally hansen big matte top coat review


You can easily see the effect in Before and After pictures :)

Nykaa Why so Plum -26 Nail Enamel Review Swatches ,Price


Price :


Nykaa Why so Plum -26 Nail Enamel retails for Rs. 199

Packaging  :


Nykaa Why so Plum -26 Nail Enamel comes in a transparent rectangle glass bottle.

👍 Nykaa Why so Plum  is dark plum color and will suit most of the India skin tones.

👍 The brush which comes with the bottle is quite dense and help to cover nail very easily.

👍 Two coats are more than sufficient to cover nails properly.

👎 After Removing the nail paint , it leaves a yellow cast on nails which goes after 2-3 days.


Swatches :


Nykaa Why so Plum -26 Nail Enamel Review Swatches ,Price


Nykaa Why so Plum -26 Nail Enamel Review Swatches ,Price

Nykaa Why so Plum -26 Nail Enamel Review Swatches ,Price


Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum review

As pollution sucks your skin's life , you need to take more care of it .After a certain age there are visible lines on your face which ultimately lead to wrinkles . These days this certain age bar is as less as 25 . Dehydration , bad eating habit and environmental pollution are these factors adds up t loose your skin's elasticity , gloominess etc.
The day i noticed a minute line on my forehead , was the day I started looking for out herbal options to combat it and came across Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum .I have been using this serum from around 3-4 months every night before bed .

Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum review


Product Claims :


This lightening serum is a rare combination of pure Dandelion, rich in Vitamin E and Minerals, blended with nutmeg oil. Used regularly, it helps brighten skin, fade dark spots and ease away wrinkles for a flawless complexion.

Fragrance :


Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum has a soothing fragrance to calm your face muscles.

Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum review


Ingredients 


Bihidana (Pyrus cydonia), Halon (Chansaur) Lepidium sativum), Jaiphal (Myristica Fragrans), Badam tail (Prunus amygdalus), Surajmukhi (Helianthus annuus), Khamir (Sacchromyces), Doodhal (Taraxacum officianle), Ground nut Oil, Hlmalyan Water Q.S.

Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum review


Packaging  :


1. It comes in a very basic bottle with a screw tight cap .
2. Not very easy to use and after usage of certain amount of product you have to squeeze the bottle a little hard .

Price   :


It comes in 2 variants 40 ml and 190 ml .
₹ 230.00 for 40 ml --- I am using this one
₹ 690.00 for 190 ml


How to Use   :


Massage a few drops into cleansed face and neck, before moisturizer, morning and evening.


My Take on Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum :


👍 This serum is made up of all natural ingredients ,hence its safe to use and there are less chances of any side effect.

👍 After using it for around 4 months , i noticed that it imparts a gloominess on my face .

👍 It has very smoothing fragrance which helps to relax my muscles.

👍 Very less quantity is required and it  gets easily absorbed into my skin and does not cast any layer.

👍 The serum is white in color. It is very creamy in consistency and has a non sticky texture.

👎 The packaging is not easy to use.

👎 Could not  see any visible difference on my forehead fine line though i did not use this serum very religiously.


Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless serum review