Friday, 29 April 2016

Luke Vitamin Hydrogel Eye Patch | Review


Skin18.com is a one stop solution for all your skin care needs.Korean skin care is popular throughout the world. In India it is very difficult to find genuine and authentic korean skincare products in the affordable category but that problem has been solved now. They have a variety of skin care face mask sheets which are very affordable. There are different types like anti wrinkle, tightening, fruit mask etc. They also have products like Face Wash, Toner, Moisturizers, BB/CC cream etc.


Product Description:


Dark circle which caused by lacking of circulation of blood is prevented and nutrition is supplied to the eyes so that help maintain bright and clear eyes. Vitamin from orange extract makes pore tight and provides enough moisture to the eyes so makes eyes elastic. Hydro Gel which richly contains moisture helps to keep healthy and beautiful eyes. Skin care ingredients of Hydro Gel absorb deeply into your skin so give concentrative supply to the eyes that needed nutrition.



Packaging:


The Luke Vitamin Hydrogel Eye Patch comes in orange plastic packaging. You can easily carry them while travelling 

Price:

INR 119.37
US $1.80



Availability:

Available online at:

Skin18

Ingredients:

Vitamin A, E and C, Provitamin B3 and B5, Orange Extract, Aloe Extract, Cellulose, Glycerin, Castor Oil, Kaolin, Allantoin, Sorbitol, Titanium Dioxide, Tartaric Acid, Polyacrylic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Aluminium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Methyl Paraben



How To Use:

  • After cleansing, dry with a towel
  • It is helpful to eye apply cream or essence before pasting the patch to your area, when apply lightly pat it under eyes area.
  • Peel off the patch from plastic liner and apply it onto desired area.
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and remove the patch.
  • After removing the patch, no rinsing is necessary.

Product Experience:

    • The scent is quite pleasant.
    • The under eye area feels pretty cooling after applying it.
    • It does tightens the area under my eyes.
    • And it also brighten up the under eye area.



    Pros:


    • Convenient packaging
    • Availability
    • Cruelty Free
    • Mild fragrance
    • Easy to use
    • Gives quite cooling feeling while its on
    • Dermatological tested


    Cons:

    • Quite expensive




    Tz rating

    3.5/5

    Would I repurchase this?

    Yes

    Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Water Toner | Review



    About Brand:

    Ma Earth botanicals core belief is that we are made of Mother Earth’s elements. Ma, is the loving sustainer and nourisher of all. Natural substances from Ma reinforce the cosmos within us. Your skin is ‘alive’, and for it to stay naturally healthy Ma has created a range beauty products that are made from botanical extracts which are balanced, full of life and extremely nourishing.


    Product Description:

    The steam distilled, all natural, gentle, alcohol-free Rose Water, helps calm, refresh and balance all skin types. Invigorating facial toner which naturally helps hydrate skin, tighten pores and remove surface impurities without drying the skin. Especially beneficial in polluted and humid enviroments.


    Packaging:

    The Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Water Toner comes in a plastic bottle with a white screw cap on it. Since it comes in a plastic bottle it is completly travel friendly.

    Price:

    INR 575 for 230ml

    Availability:

    Available online at:

    MA Botanicals
    MSM Box


    Shelf life:

    18 months


    Ingredients:

    100% Pure Rose Water


    How to use:


    • Spritz onto face after cleaning or just to refresh during the day.


    Product Experience:


    • It smell exactly like roses.
    • It hydrates and moisturizes the skin very well.
    • After using it, it gives the skin very fresh feeling.
    • It refresh and calm the skin without making it dry.


    Pros:


    • Cruelty Free
    • Travel friendly packaging
    • Alcohol Free
    • Perfect for summer
    • Refresh the skin
    • No artificial Fragrance
    • Paraben & SLS Free 


    Cons:


    • A bit expensive



    Tz rating

    4/5

    Would I repurchase this?

    Maybe

    Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream | Review


    About Brand:

    Brand Banjara’s was launched in 1993 with line of products that are predominantly herbal powders. The aim was to provide quality herbal powders for beauty care in a largely unorganised category.Today Banjara’s has grown from having 6 products at its inception to about 60 products across 12 product categories. Banjara’s is now a well-known brand and its products are available across all the south Indian markets as well as several e-retailers and beauty parlours.


    Product Description:

    Banjaraa€™s Skin +ve Beauty Cream makes your skin healthy, youthful and flawless. Enriched with Pomegranate, it accelerates the skin repair process, helps to firm up and tighten the skin.

    Packaging:

    It comes in a golden colored box. The Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream is in tube packaging.


    Price:


    INR 100 for 40g
    INR 50 for 20g


    Availability:

    Available online at:
    Purplle


    Ingredients:

    Olive Oil, Glycerine, Yashad Bhasma, Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Vitamin E, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin A, Pro-Vitamin B5.


    How to use:

    • Apply small quantity of the beauty cream on your cleansed face in dots and massage gently.
    • Use twice daily for best results.



    Product Experience:

    • The Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream has very runny consistency.
    • The cream is light pink in color.
    • It has a very mild and pleasant fragrance.
    • It absorbs in skin quite fast.
    • It doesn't feel heavy on skin at all.
    • The cream is perfect base for makeup as it hydrates and brighten up the skin and also contains SPF 15 and PA+++.

    Pros:

    • Affodable
    • Perfect consintency
    • Travel friendly packaging
    • SLS and parabens free
    • Contains SPF 15 and PA+++
    • Cruelty free
    • Hydrates the skin well
    • Suitable for all the skin types

    Cons:

    • Availability
    (Currently the product is out of stock in purplle.com )



    Tz rating

    4.5/5

    Would I repurchase this?

    Yes

    Wednesday, 27 April 2016

    Mirum Fresh Fruit Avocado Real Natural Mask Pack | Review


    Skin18.com is a one stop solution for all your skin care needs.Korean skin care is popular throughout the world. In India it is very difficult to find genuine and authentic korean skincare products in the affordable category but that problem has been solved now. They have a variety of skin care face mask sheets which are very affordable. There are different types like anti wrinkle, tightening, fruit mask etc. They also have products like Face Wash, Toner, Moisturizers, BB/CC cream etc.


    Product Description:


    Avocado is rich in various vitamin and minerals which can make your skin full of glowing and elastin. The vitamins contained in Avocado can solve the hydration loss problem from dry and sensitive skin, and prevents the premature aging of your skin. High moisture, high nutrition Avocado extract can release the youth and radiance of your skin. Relieves your skin from external stimulus. Mirum fresh fruit series provides your skin with marvelous hydration and nutrition. The dense and compact cotton mask sheet can be attached perfect to your skin, make the essence in this mask absorbed completely.


    Packaging:


    The Mirum Fresh Fruit Avocado Real Natural Mask Pack comes in a cute foil pacakaging with a picture of avocado in it. It is easy to carry around its completely travel friendly.

    Price:


    INR 63.12
    US $0.95


    Availability:


    Available online at:

    Skin18



    Ingredients:


    Water, Glycerine, ButyeleGlycol, Carbomer, DisodiumEDTA, Allantoin, DipotassiumGlycyrrhizate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Avocado Extract (500ppm), SodiumHyluronate, Methyparaben, Celeth-1-20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, fragrance


    How To Use:


    • Keep the packet in the refrigerator before use(in summer) or place it in warm water for 5 min (in winter) according to your comfort.
    • Take the mask out from the package and unfold it.
    • Apply the mask on your face and spread it evenly with your face contour. 
    • Leave the mask on your face for 20-30 min.
    • After the required the time is over, remove the mask from the face and message your face with the remaining serum to help further absorption. 




    Product Experience:

    • It has a very mild and rejuvenating fragrance.
    • The texture of the mask essence is very light and non-sticky
    • My face looked nourished, cleaner and fresh.
    • The mask sheet is made of very high-quality cotton and is very soft and gentle on skin.


    Pros:

    • Convenient packaging
    • Availability
    • Dermatological tested
    • Refreshing fragrance
    • Gives a nice relaxing feeling while it’s on
    • Hydrates skin well
    • Easy to use

    Cons:

    • None

    Tz rating

    5/5

    Would I repurchase this?

    Yes

    Monday, 25 April 2016

    Neesh Perfumes | Review


    About Brand:


    Since the genesis, Neesh has defined style and crafted jewellery of notable rarity and beauty. Neesh's passion and distinctive style has created the most fabulous jewellery and amazingly smelling well perfumes in the world. They are a place where the story of our brand and its grand evolution will be told by their marvelous designs and prolific perfumes. 

    I had received 4 variants.









    Packaging:

    Each fragrance comes in a rectangular cardboard box. The perfume is as similar as the box in a plastic body with a dispenser. They are very easy to carry and completely pocket and travel friendly.







    Price:

    INR 340 for 120ml


    Shelf life:

    3 years


    Availability: 


    Available online at:




    They are available in 12 variants, 6 are for men and 6 are for women.




    For men:

    1. OUD-E-KHAAS


    Something special, for a special someone, the Oud e Khaas is the best choice for the most valuable person in your life. It has a lingering base note of musk and agar wood which transforms into sharp sweet wood with Indian saffron in the top notes. This bottle of perfume has the desired lavishness, eccentricity and glamorous spirits.

    We call it our ‘Red-Carpet’ fragrance because of its modern interpretation of luxury.


    2. MOHA-BEAU-T


    Long lasting and the perfect choice for any given hour, the Moha beau t by Neesh is almost addictive. It is a bang on scent to wear to amuse your partner.
    It has an extra-ordinary radiation with a fiery intensity. It has a captivating and voluptuous top note of French-rose and saffron. It also has an iconic charm which is impossible to define.


    3. EAU-DE-MEHFIL


    Are you a party animal? Try Eau de Mehfil and become the center of attention with this bold and distinctive fragrance by Neesh.

    The essence of the scent is to enhance your occasion to the extreme and make your personality unforgettable. Eau de Mehfil has an intoxicating base and a powerful beloved top note.


    4. ATTAR-E-NEESH


    Attar e neesh is the perfect gift for that special someone. Its infinitely sensuous fragrance will add to the mystery and depth, making it more desirable.

    A perfume that takes over all your senses, it has a delicately sparkling and an endlessly romantic smell. Attar e Neesh has a top note of Indian rose and saffron with a base note of Blackwood and amber.

    Gift it to the one you love!



    5. ATTAR-E-NAZAKAT


    Enhance your first date experience with Neesh’s collection of Attar e Nazakat, a perfume that combines the right amount of grace and vitality. It sets the tone of elegance and modern sophistication.

    Make your date unforgettable with Attar e Nazakat which has an unmistakable graceful and dry honey and Arabian agar wood smell.



    6. ATTAR-E-ISHQ


    Have you been trying hard to get your crush’s attention? We have just the right perfume for you. Attar e Ishq has a crisp and clean, warm and sexy, almost impossible to resist fragrance. It has a base note of sweet vanilla and a top note of nutmeg, bakhoor and cedarwood.

    Make yourself more desirable with Neesh’s attar e Ishq – A fragrance that will keep you coming back for more. Get what you want!


    For women:

    1. ZAAFRAN-E-HINDUSTAN


    The aromatic notes of Zaafran E Hindustan characterize the Man of Today as self-confident, knowledgeable and his nature to live in harmony with the natural world. Wear it to any celebration and make it memorable!

    Imbibing the characteristics of all things Indian, Zaafran E Hindustan by Neesh is a unique and organic fragrance. Its essential ingredients like musk, dark rose, pink rose and Iran saffron are exponentially exotic.



    2. SULTANA

    Looking for the perfect gift to make her feel special? Sultana by Neesh will make her feel like royalty and be the perfect measure of your love.
    It has the finest ingredients of perfumery and it will give you a warm breeze of amber and tea rose which is extensively heady and aromatic.

    3. ROSE-E-MOHABATT


    Confess your love with this fragrance. Rose E Mohabatt has an innate ability to always be confident and sexy!

    Admire the freshness and the arresting quality of the rose? The Rose E Mohabatt by Neesh will leave him completely amused. It is our most enticing fragrance because of its luxurious components such as honey-suckle, rose and lavender.



    4. OUD-DE-VENICE


    Oud De Venice is a fragrance designed for lovers as it has an intense and regal composition. Oud De Venice has a floral, spicy as cinnamon and a deep scent of amber which is absolutely aphrodisiacal and thoroughly aromatic.

    The perfect fragrance for a romantic evening, the Oud De Venice by Neesh is the best pick for anybody who appreciates subtlety.



    5. BELLE-D-OUD


    A tantalizing fragrance for a beautiful you… Wear it on your Wedding Day and feel uncompromising. The striking scent offers a modern composition that combines power of musk and dark amber, delicacy of honey and berries, expressing luminous floral facets and a sensual, magnetic resonance.

    Belle d Oud by Neesh enhances all your lovely qualities.


    6. AMOUR-DE-OUD


    First day of college? Amour de Oud is the best choice for you. It will give you a fresh, clean and a profoundly smoky smell to create that first day impact. It has a striking balance of timeless musk and dark amber aromatic notes and resolutely innovative elements that liberate the senses, offering a singular statement of determination.

    Feel fresh and rejuvenated any time of the day with Neesh’s collection of Amour de Oud. It is a fragrance which defies convention.



    You can checkout their website for more information:

    Product Experience:


    • Neesh perfumes comes in pikpacks so it is very easy to carry on clutch or pocket.
    • These perfumes lasts 9-10 hours which is awesome.
    • You can even smell them on your clothes on next day too.
    • Only one spritz is enough and one perfume last very long.


    Pros:

    • Perfect size
    • Great lasting power
    • Attar based
    • Travel and pocket friendly
    • Affordable
    • Decent quality
    • Wide variants

    Cons;

    • None





    Tz rating

    5/5

    Would I repurchase this?

    Absolutely


    Sunday, 24 April 2016

    Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig | Book Review


    Summary:

    Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover. Beautifully illustrated and full-color, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures—like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill—and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.



    Author:

    Grace Helbig

    Publisher:

    Touchstone




    Release Date:

    October 21st 2014


    Pages:

    240



    The great thing about her is that she can be so simple and really allows you to relate to her, but at the same time she´s incredibly smart and has a great way of seeing and analyzing life and the way people act.

    The reason I say this is because the book comes across as so honest as she talks about the pain in her life like panic attacks. The book gives you permission to love yourself despite your flaws. This book really shows off her talents as a writer and comedienne.

    She covers everything from school to job interviews to travel tips to how to properly throw and attend a party. She talks about her experiences with anxiety and gives some great advice on how to deal with it. It was a full on advice book, with lists and notes and tasks.

    Although most of the book is silly and hilarious, there is loads of practical information and some tips and advice I found to be useful. I especially appreciate the acronyms she creates at the end of each chapter.

    The book is a quick and easy read as it is organized around chapters.







    Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna | Book review



    Summary:

    Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her Mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.




    Author: 

    Twinkle Khanna

    Publisher:

    Penguin Books India


    Release Date: 

    August 18th 2015

    Pages: 

    248




    This book, is pretty different from other and thankfully, written in a very light manner.
    I kind of tried harder to look for what issue she raised in each chapter. While I did like some chapters after that, many of the chapters aren't that good. The book was quite hilarious and it was an absolute page turner. I bet you that if you start reading it once you won’t be able to put it back till you complete it. 

    She has a take on everything,  media, daily family problems and how to take life easy. And when you read the stories, you realise that she is just like you. A thought firmly grows in the cognizance of a young girl who propagates in the world of marriages and finding ties her noon in a sea faced apartment with a gelastic husband which is emulated by their child, unorganized and unpremeditated household helps, combative neighbours, predominant yet scatty neighbours, exigent business associates and other all-encompassing tension and sweat created by self, basically it abides everything which makes our life and Mrs Funnybones too.

     I won’t call this a brilliant book but it was so refreshing to read, about what a woman actually thinks and that too in such a funny way. After a long time a book made me laugh so much, it is a must read if you want some light-hearted fun. There isn’t a place in the book where there are abstruse explanations and doesn’t make you do laugh spuriously. She gives a feel that you are talking to an old friend over a cup of tea, post midnight and can’t stop laughing, you know that friend who cracks all jokes with a straight face.

    Indeed, the book is light-hearted and full of perfect observations that we all can relate to. It was a fun read and a quick read. It enraptures you and sails you into its own world.