Review : Mother Sparsh 98% Water Wipes!

Hi guys!

I had done a review of several Mother Sparsh products, a while back. You can read it here in this post, if you missed it.

Among those products, one was their 98% water wipes. If you see that post, you’ll notice that these wipes were packed in a white and green pack. However, now they have changed their packaging to a sky blue one and I decided to review it.

Mother sparsh baby wipes

I have used several brands of baby wipes (including brands from abroad). However, nothing comes close to Mother Sparsh’s baby wipes. First of all, it contains 98% water. No other brand can beat that!. Then, these wipes are made from plant based fabric which is super soft and gentle on baby skin. It’s so moist too.

Other baby wipes are loaded with chemicals. But these water wipes are as gentle and mild as it can ever be. I love it and moreover, it makes me happy that my little son is taken care of in the best way possible. These wipes should be the #1 choice of every parent.

The wipes are slightly thinner than other brands but still it’s extremely moist and soft. I feel happy using it to clean my baby. The resealable packaging keeps other wipes moist too.

These wipes are as good as pure water and cotton, thus highly recommended for even newborn baby’s delicate skin.

It’s a non allergic product and is Ayurvedic too!. You guys definitely should try this out. Click the below image to purchase this product (will lead to Amazon’s Indian site). It costs only Rs 498 for a pack of 3. Each pack contains 80 wipes.

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Review : French Lavender Body Oil by EO!

Hey guys,

I am a fan of body lotions as opposed to creams or anything else. But occasionally I like to try body oils and when I came across this one by the brand EO Products (which is one of my favorite skincare brands), in my favorite scent, lavender, I decided to try it. I bought this online on iHerb, a US based site that ships worldwide.

EO French Lavender body oil

It comes in a tinted dark blue plastic bottle with a convenient flip open cap. With oils, you will need only a little for each application. As such, this bottle which contains 236ml should last me several months!. It is not greasy at all and gets absorbed into the skin really fast. It’s moisturizing. It is clear and is a very light weight oil.

Body oils, according to me, should be applied to slightly damp skin for maximum absorption. It’s perfect when you have just stepped out of the bath. The scent of this oil is just so magical and invigorating. Unlike the lavender scented air freshners you come cross that smells horrid, this one is as natural as it can be.

This brand is cruelty free & gluten free and goes by the motto ‘Love life, Live clean’. It doesn’t contain synthetic fragrances, artificial colors/dyes, parabens, phthalates or SLS, which is just great ♡. I have previously tried their Rose & Chamomile body lotion which had made me a huge fan of this brand. You can read that product review here.

Crueltyfree

The ingredients of this oil are, in no particular order – Organic Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, lavender essential oil, lavandin essential oil and vitamin E.

Price : $12.74 (Approx AED 47) for a bottle containing 236ml.

It’s totally worth it and I highly recommend you try this out, especially if you are a huge fan of lavender scent like me!.

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Review : Glamego Apr 2018 Beauty Box!

Hello!

I fell in love with the April Glamego box even before opening it, because of the perfectly summery magnetised box the products came in, featuring a hot pink stick ice cream that’s started to melt. It captures the feel of the very hot & humid climate in India right now.

Glamego April box

Glamego April box

The box has 4 full sized products & 1 deluxe sample. These products are all about fighting the sun and staying cool in this summer!. Here they are in detail :

Tjori Anti Tan pack – With wild turmeric (Kasturi manjal) as the main ingredient, this perfect age old formula helps in removing tan. It’s a loose powder and I used it by mixing it with water to form a smooth paste. You could also mix it in some rose water. I left it on for 15 mins and washed it off. My skin felt glowing after using this. It has a really pungent/strong smell.

Tjori wild turmeric facial

Other ingredients in it are bentonite clay, fuller’s earth, natural white clay, essential oils etc. It came in a 50 gms container and is worth Rs 525.

My Island Kiss lip balm – This one’s packaging is simply gorgeous and it has an international level of quality to it. The tinted lip balm I got is in the color Bunny Pink. It’s not sticky and is easy to apply. It has SPF 15.

My island kiss lip moisturizer

It is non toxic, organic & petroleum free. Ingredients list – Tropical Kokum & Mango butter, organic beeswax, stevia, organic carrot seed oil, pure castor oil, Japanese Cherry blossom essential oil, organic Macadamia nut oil, vitamin e oil and natural organic color. It’s 100% pure!. It smells absolutely lovely and yummy 😍. The tube contains 14gms and is worth Rs 499.

Vedic Line Gold facial – This box contains 6 sachets of different products that’s to be used in a step by step process starting from cleanser and ending with a serum. It’s ingredients are all known for their brightening property. This one can be used even as a bridal face pack.

Vedic line gold facial kit

I have high expectations of it. Since it’s best used prior to an event/occasion, am saving it for later. I will be doing a separate post for reviewing this and update the link here later. This at home facial kit is worth Rs 350.

Nelf USA compact – I was so in need of a compact and that’s when I received this!. What a surprise ☺. This one has SPF 18 in it. I wore it several times now and can say it roughly lasts 3 hours on my face especially since the hot climate makes me sweat bullets.. I love carrying this in my vanity for a quick touch up. This is worth Rs 350.

NELF USA compact powder

Natural Bath & Body Sea Clay face masque – This green colored clay mask is clarifying and I had doubts about using it, since I’ve normal/dry skin.

Natural bath and body sea clay face masque

However, for the purpose of this review, I tried it and was pleasantly surprised that it left my skin feeling and looking good. It didn’t dry out my skin at all. It has a lovely scent. There is a heating up sensation immediately after application. Nothing to worry about though!. I do recommend it for all skin types except those with sensitive skin.

Sea clay face masque

Me rocking the green look 😆

The full sized version of this is worth Rs 150.

Overall, this box is definitely summery and Glamego really excelled in putting together this box. Totally, this box is worth over Rs 1800, but you pay only Rs 299 for this subscription. So, definitely try it out. You can sign up here.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : NMNL Japanese Beauty Box!

Hey guys!

I’m thrilled to review a Japanese beauty subscription box!. It’s NMNL, short for ‘NoMakeNoLife’. They sent me their box from Dec 2017 for review.

“nomakenolife” is a popular phrase used in Japan by people who believe that makeup is essential to their lives. So, NMNL embraces that philosophy and brings high-quality products in a monthly box. The best part? – They ship worldwide!.

Here is the box I received :

NMNL Japanese beauty box

It contains 5 full sized products. Here are the details :

Matcha bubble bath by Sweets Maison – This one comes in such a cute little plastic bottle that is designed like a champagne bottle. The product is really thick. I quite liked the feel of it. A little goes a long way. It’s light green in color and it says here that it’s fragrance is that of Matcha. Personally, I haven’t tried Matcha but I’ve heard great things about it.

It can be used as a shower gel too. It lathers well and leaves the skin with a slight lingering scent.

Matcha bubble bath

L’air de savon ice body milk – This came in a bottle shaped like a soap bar. It smells amazing and is very creamy. It gets absorbed into the skin super fast. It’s in the scent Eternal Moments. This is my favorite product in this box.

Body milk

Rosy Rosa retractable lip brush – It’s my very first time seeing a retractable lip liner. I have only heard of it before. This black and silver casing almost looks like a little pen. It’s handy and travel friendly. The brush is sturdy and feels high quality. I am glad they included this in the box.

rosy rosa retractable lip brush

Profael smooth hand wrap – This is a hand cream that came accompanied with gloves that are made with 100% cotton. The cream is very thick and almost has a balm like texture. I applied that and wore the gloves overnight and it left my skin feeling super soft snd moisturised by morning.

profael smooth hand wrap

profael smooth hand wrap

Dolly Wink vivid pink color eyeliner – A pink colored eyeliner is so not my type, so I gave it to my little cousin who loves makeup. However, I did try it out for the purpose of this review.

dolly wink vivid pink color eyeliner

It is buttery and easy to apply. The color is really vivid as it’s name suggests, especially in natural light. This brand feels high end.

Pink eyeliner

The last thing in the box was a booklet that described all the products, in English. This helped a lot since all products have Japanese explanations on them.

Overall, I love NMNL. I highly recommend you try this. It’s priced at $29.99/month. You can get $3 off your first box by using my code Neenz87.

They sent it by post and it reached me from Japan to India in 2 weeks & 2 days. Do check it out to try Japanese brands/products that are not otherwise available to us locally.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Glamego Feb 2018 Beauty Box!

Hey dearies,

With February’s box, Glamego has just reaffirmed the fact that they are indeed India’s No.1 beauty subscription box. Titled ‘Classy Flaunt’, this time the box contains 4 full sized products worth Rs 2000, while the box itself costs only Rs 299!

Glamego February box

Here are the products in detail :

● Mcaffeine Choco face pack – This comes in 2 variants – gel based for dry skin and clay based for oily skin. I like that Glamego is truly a personalized box. I received the one for dry skin because they asked me my preference beforehand.

Mcaffeine choco face pack

Chocolate and caffeine, both are powerhouse ingredients that bring out the glow in your skin while pumping it with antioxidants. This mask looks just so yummy and smells delicious. God knows how I resisted just eating it up. Lol!.

I applied this creamy mask for about 15 mins and washed off with cool water. It left my skin looking radiant and youthful. I love this brand, which is India’s first caffeinated personal care brand.

This product is worth Rs 359 for a tub containing 25ml.

● Kronokare Pollu-Stop face – This colorless mist is one of a kind, I feel. It helps in warding off pollution from our face. How cool is that!. It’s perfect for those who spend a lot of time outside. It actually acts as an invisible shield against pollution nano particles and thus helps protect, nourish & soothe the skin.

Kronokare Pollu stop face

It has a strong scent which am not really a fan of. The product itself gives a barely there look when sprayed on the face. It can be used before or after applying a face cream. It comes fitted with a fine nozzle and as such spraying with it creates a nice mist.

It specifically says ‘face’ in it’s name because this same product is available for the hair too that helps our tresses fight against pollution. It’s actually one of the products in Glamego’s March box.

This product is free of sulfates, silicone, parabens, fragrance or mineral oil. It’s worth Rs 495 for a bottle that contains 30 ml.

● The Nature’s Co Radiance face cream – This is hands down my favorite product in this box. It’s main ingredient is saffron, something that’s very expensive and wonderful. It smells of saffron itself.

Nature's Co saffron radiance face cream

Saffron helps in making the skin radiant and am so glad I got to try out this cream. The texture of it is so unlike regular face creams. It’s balm like, slightly viscous and yet when applied on skin, it slides on smoothly like a rich cream. A little goes a long way.

[This pic is from my Instagram. Do follow me, if you aren’t already].

The tub is super tiny, containing only 25 ml. But, guess what?. It costs a cool Rs 550!.

The ingredients list is as follows : Saffron, Aloe Vera extract, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil, Almond oil, cream base, aroma & natural preservatives. This brand is cruelty free & eco friendly.

● Bella Voste Perfect lip gloss – This was one of the products I received in the January box too (read that review here). But I selected a different shade this time. It’s a light, gorgeous pink shade called Pop of Pink.

Bella voste pop of pink

Overall, I love that the general theme of this box is to bring out the best in your skin. I am all about skincare as some of you already know.

I highly recommend Glamego. You can sign up here.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

The Best Dry Shampoo I’ve Used!

If you’re not at all familiar with the concept of dry shampoo then perhaps a quick description is in order. What it does is, excess oils are absorbed to provide the look of freshly washed, pleasantly scented hair in a very short time. A fabulous time saver for women on the go. In a pinch, it’s a very effective method that closely mimics the results of the often time consuming, yet time honored routing of actually washing, rinsing, drying and styling.

In general, to achieve this grooming sleight of hand to get that gorgeous coiffure, the steps are as follows:

1. Shake & Spray: Periodically shake your head as you gently spray towards the roots. Keep the nozzle roughly one foot from your head as you lightly spray. Shake the can vigorously prior to use.

2. Rub It In: Gently, but firmly massage with the tips of your fingers. Let it sit for a short time.

3. Style: As desired, groom into the look you want.

For my coif which is thick, long, and curly with oily roots and dry ends, I’ve gone through several products to get the results I needed. That being said, consider this when making your choice. Is your hair thin, or is it like mine?. Do you think the results will be the same if your hair differs from mine?. Food for thought.

Okay then, let’s end the suspense. I use Batiste Dry Shampoo. Why you might ask. Well, it’s like this, during my search for the right product to tame and solve my particular styling and hygiene issues, I found that for me personally, and for my roommate who has quite the opposite problem from me which is thinning, this product gave us both the best all around results.

Regular shampoo uses sulfates, which by acting with water, bonds to the oil, so it can be rinsed away later. Baptiste, instead, uses a starch to absorb oil without the need for sulfates. For me, with a bit of effort, I get a revived, just washed look with just a hint of a light airy scent. No more of that oily look for me. For my friend, she gets a look that masks her thinning head, diminishing her beauty related self-conscience tendencies, while simultaneously boosting her confidence. Baptiste has been great for both of us!. Less of that oily, greasy look for me and more body for her. A win-win!

I will say this though, they do need to work on the scent, but since it is a light fragrance, and not overpowering, it’s tolerable even if not my favorite. Thus endeth my only critique.

As a college student with oftentimes no time for my normal hygiene routine with only one bathroom and a female roommate with all the academic and social demands on my time, Baptiste works great!. It also serves to make me appreciate when I do have the time to unwind and pamper myself in the more traditional and utterly sensual luxurious bath or long, warm shower. Hope this helps!. It works for both my roommate and I.

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Review : True Balance app!

Hey guys,

Couple days ago, my blog hit the 6th anniversary and I thought it would be great to introduce something new to my blog. I will be doing app reviews, occasionally from now on.. 😊

Today I’ll discuss about a free app I recently found out about and have fallen in love with. It’s called True Balance. But first, I wish to make it clear that this app is only for people based in India.

What’s it’s purpose?

This app shows the entire details and I mean every single thing you need to know about your talk time and mobile data. Expiry date, current balance, best offers, amount of mobile data being used by you etc. You can also recharge your mobile, earn cashback & also play a lucky spin wheel to get free cash (that can be used towards recharging your mob). It supports dual SIM too, be it any operators in India.

On to the details :

When you open the app, this is the screen that you will see.

True Balance

There are three tabs, ‘Check’, ‘Recharge’ & ‘Earn’. In the Check tab, you can pull down the refresh button and it instantly runs a USSD code for you and finds out your current balance. This allows you the convenience of not having to remember the codes (For eg, Vodafone’s USSD code to check mobile data balance is *111*2*2#) to check your balance.

You can see in the pic that my first SIM is Vodafone while the second one is Etisalat which this app doesn’t support. On clicking the operator’s name, you will be lead to their portal where you can place a call to their customer service, check the amount you spent to make calls etc.

At the bottom of screen it shows the mobile data you have used today. On clicking that, you will be lead to a ‘Statistics’ page like the one below :

True Balance statistics

This page is pretty cool. It shows which all apps take up most of my data (shows both the personal usage and background data used up by these apps). Also, the above pic shows the usage for 7 days. On clicking the left arrow, it shows the data for 3 days and the right arrow leads to the statistics for 14 days. It’s really handy.

The ‘Earn’ tab shows ways to get cash back, promo codes while recharging & ways to invite friends & get cash. For example, here are the promo codes for March. These are monthly codes that can each be used only once a month. It gets refreshed every month.

True Balance offers

The navy blue colored codes are operator specific offers while the orange colored codes are the monthly offers I mentioned just now.

You saw a miniature yellow and white spin wheel at the top of the first pic in this post. That takes you to the Lucky Spin Wheel that lets you win gems (points). Every 15 mins, you get the chance to spin the wheel once for free. You can win between 0 – 100 gems in one spin. Even if you don’t check the app every 15 mins, your turns will accumulate until you have 5 free spins. After ‘Free Play’ instead of waiting another 15 mins, you can spin again but for each turn you will use up 5 gems. You can see the screenshot below :

True Balance

On the top of that page, there is a ‘redeem’ option. You can redeem 100 points for Re 1. The best option is redeeming 990 points for Rs 10. See how I have redeemed that below :

True Balance

I can now use this money for free recharges!

Next, let’s discuss the ‘Recharge’ tab. You will get a 1% cash back plus the cash back from the promo codes. If you recharge for Rs 500 (can be in multiple transactions), you will be upgraded to Gold membership and thus get Rs 50 plus your cash back percentage will change from 1% to 7% in the upcoming month.

Recharging is super easy. It first asks which number you wish to recharge. Your own number is shown there already. You can even recharge the numbers of your friends / family. When you start typing the number, the contact list comes up and you can select the number you want, which is pretty cool..

The next step asks for the amount you want to recharge for. This screen also shows some plan offers. For example, I’ve typed in Rs 350. I have cut off my mob number with a marker.

True balance

In the next screen, it automatically detects what kind of recharge you are doing. In this case, 350 is a ‘Top Up’. You can select the Free points and that amount gets deducted from the amount you have to pay.

It shows two payment methods, either Debit/Credit card or Net banking, where you will be redirected securely to your bank.

The cash back is shown below, in this case Rs 3.5 and also I have applied the promo code MARCH12 which gives me Rs 12 back. ou have to copy your promo code from the codes page and paste it here.

By the way, if you are using your free points, you can’t use the Promo code option.

Overall, this is a wonderful app. You should definitely try it out.

Where to get the app?

Go to Google Play store and search for True Balance. Also, if you use my code, 2C28JRY6, you will get Rs 5 and I’ll get Rs 5 too 😚

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Review : OPI’s Got the Blues for Red Nail Lacquer!

Hello!

Today am doing a mini review of an OPI nail lacquer that I received for review a while back.

It’s a blue based red color and thus rightfully named ‘Got the Blues for Red’. I love the way OPI names their shades.

OPI Got the blues for red

This garnet shade is quite classy and elegant. I feel it would look the best on pale skin. Even my husband mentioned it doesn’t suit me (my Indian skin tone) much. Maybe it’s because it’s blue based.

Anyways the formula of this one is really nice. It dries extremely fast and gives a smooth application. One coat gives a glassy effect while two coats give a lovely opaque look. At the most, I have worn this for 5 days straight and it didn’t chip during that time period.

Also, if you don’t know already, OPI is a 3-free brand, meaning they don’t contain the three toxic chemicals DBP (dibutyl phthalate), toluene and formaldehyde.

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Note : This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Everyuth’s Three Latest Skincare Products!

Hello!

Everyuth is one of my favorite, budget friendly brands in India. Today I will be reviewing three of their latest products.

Everyuth skincare products

Golden glow peel off mask – Am not a fan of peel off masks. However, this one sure made me fall hard because the results were such. It says ’15 mins radiance’ on the tube and I have to agree.

Peel off mask

It gives glowing, soft skin. It contains 24 Karat Gold Collagenine Boosters and Orange peel extracts that helps in getting a golden glow.

It smells wonderful, like freshly cut oranges and has such a gorgeous orange color with golden swirls in it. I use it on washed skin that has been patted dry. It’s best to apply a thick, generous layer since that facilitates easy peeling off. If you apply a thin layer, it will dry fast and then kinda stick to your skin.

Then leave it on for 15 mins. It will start to feel dry. Then start peeling downwards from the forehead area. I usually use it once a week. It’s especially great to use right before attending an event since that golden glow is really noticeable..

I highly recommend this product 👍

Price : Rs 105 for a 90 gms tube.

Tulsi Turmeric Face wash – This is an anti acne, anti marks formula. Tulsi & turmeric are both known for it’s anti bacterial & antiseptic properties.

Face wash for acne prone skin

It comes in a light green bottle with a convenient, flip open lid. The product is also light green in color and has teeny tiny pieces of tulsi suspended in it. It smells of turmeric and tulsi mixed together & thus is a strong scent that I didn’t like at all.

Surprisingly, even though it sounds like a product that’s especially made for those with oily skin, it says here at the back of the bottle that it’s suitable for all skin types. I did try it out even though I have normal to dry skin. It didn’t dry out my skin but there was the slightest feeling that it didn’t suit me and thus I immediately applied a skin cream to moisturize my skin.

I passed it on to my father who has oily skin and he really loved it.

Price : Rs 90 for a bortle containing 100gms.

Exfoliating Walnut scrub – I absolutely love this product. In fact, scrubs with walnut shell particles are my favorite because they get the job done and helps in removing dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling and looking soft. It has a lovely soothing scent.

Walnut face scrub

I have been using Everyuth’s walnut scrub for several years now. It used to come in a blue colored tube before. This tube is a new look and advanced formula. It contains Nano Multi vita too, that nourishes and revitalizes the skin. I use this twice a week.

Definitely, this is a highly recommended product 😚

Price : Rs 70 for a 50 gm tube.

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Note : These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Queen Helene’s Jojoba Hot Oil Treatment!

Hiya friends,

Today am reviewing Queen Helene’s Jojoba Hot oil treatment. This brand is quite a popular one especially for it’s Mint Julep Masque for acne prone skin. It has 3 resealable tubes that can be used on three separate occasions (or 6, if you have short hair). This is especially formulated for dry, brittle hair. It is supposed to moisturize and restore healthy, strong hair. Here is how the packing looks like :

Hot oil treatment

Each tube contains 30 ml of Jojoba oil blend. My hair is of medium length and I decided to use a full tube for each application. It’s easy to use. All you need to do is to place the tube in a cup of hot tap water for one minute. Then twist off the tip to open. The twisted cap can be inverted and used to seal the tube again. It has a pleasant smell.

Hot oil treatment

It says on the packaging that it should be massaged through the hair and then covered with a shower cap for 3 minutes. I think 3 minutes is way too short so I usually leave it on for 30 mins.

Hot oil treatment results

Here is the pic with my results, explained below :

Before – I have dry & lackluster hair in this pic.

During – On application, it doesn’t feel like an oil. Such a different texture it has. It’s a slightly viscous yet runny kind of texture. It’s not sticky at all & is easy to apply. It gives the hair a wet look rather than an oily/greasy look.

After – After washed with a shampoo & conditioner, I’ve air dried my hair and it has an insane kind of shine & softness. Hope that shows clearly in the pic. It’s not oily at all.

Overall, I love this product & highly recommend it. I did this treatment once a week. I actually bought this online, from US on iHerb.com. Currently it shows as out of stock. The shipping is super fast as usual and reached UAE in a week (by post).

Price : $3.27 which I think is super affordable since each tube cost only a little over a dollar!

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