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Review : Nerium Age-Defying Day & Night creams!

Hey guys,

Nerium International is a US based brand that has developed several products from Nerium Oleander, a plant that is toxic in all parts!. Nerium is probably the most poisonous garden plants. But through years of research, it was found that this plant has super antioxidant / antiaging properties and Nerium International developed their products in such a way that they are highly effective while being completely safe.

Nerium day and night creams

Ofcourse, after learning about it, I was a bit scared to try it out. Lol!. I did a patch test, as a precaution. When all was well, I went ahead and tried out Nerium’s day and night creams. Both products are powered by their proprietary NAE-8 extract, which helps:

● Address both the signs of aging as well as the causes.
● Acts as a powerful antioxidant and works to inhibit free radical damage.
● Boosts the cell renewal process to reveal younger-looking skin &
● Targets the causes of skin-damaging inflammation.

Nerium night cream

The night cream is yellow in color, has a serum like texture and feels mask like on application. It leaves the skin looking dewy. It has a strong smell that I am not really fond of. I can’t really compare it to any other smell, so that I can tell you ‘It smells like such & such thing’. Anyways, thankfully the smell fades after a while. For better absorption, the brand advises to apply it on damp skin. Within minutes of application, you will feel a tightness and a slight warm feeling. In the morning, I just wash my face and follow up with the day cream.

Nerium day cream

The day cream is so different from the night one!. Usually products like these, that complement each other, are visually similar. The day cream though, is white in color, so hydrating that it blends with the skin as soon as it’s applied, has a light weight formula and is non greasy. It has a pleasant scent.

Both these products are par excellence and one of the best product combos that I have ever tried out. The results are really noticeable. I have much more radiant skin and look super youthful. Lol, my cousin asked me how am I growing younger!.

At any given time, I am trying multiple skincare products, being a beauty blogger. However, I always give due time to see the results of every single product. I have used these two creams for about a month now and I swear by it’s effects on my skin. I love it.

The bottles look expensive and pretty. It has a nozzle that can be pressed down to dispense adequate amount of product. The day one is white while the night one is a dark grey color. Each bottle contains 30 ml.

Price : $190 (Approx AED 697.87) for the combo if you want to buy both.

Nerium products

To see real results (Before & After pics) of customers, click here.

Bonus: Nerium Age Defying Eye Serum review

Two sample sachets, each containing 0.3ml, of Nerium’s Age Defying Eye Serum were included in the pack that I received. The formula is so advanced that it gets to work within 5 mins of application, masking wrinkles and fine lines. One sachet has enough in it for a single application around both eyes.

Nerium eye serum

Since I don’t have enough lines around my eyes to do a ‘Before & After’, I decided to try it on my mom who is 50+. The results were pretty dramatic. Where this serum was applied, it had a blurring effect. You can see it for yourself in these two pix of her left and right eyes. The fine lines all went away.

Nerium before and after

Nerium before and after

The amazing thing is, I tried it on her about 3 weeks back and still there is a noticeable difference. Long term usage of this serum is said to ward off future wrinkles and lines. I think it’s phenomenal!

The serum is white in color, has a runny consistency that’s easily absorbed by the skin. Definitely amazing!.

Price : $80 (Approx AED 293.83) for a 10 ml bottle

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

Review : Herbal Cleansing milk by Prakriti Herbals!

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Cleansing milk is a gentle cleanser that suits all skin types, especially my skin type (normal/dry). Today’s review is about one such product by crueltyfree, Indian brand, Prakriti Herbals. Founded in 1995 by Ms. Neeta Adappa, this brand strongly believes in being natural and in the power of Ayurveda.

Cleansing milk

Prakriti Herbals emphasizes the philosophy that nature has always provided an abundance of plants, roots, flowers and herbs rich in vitamins, enzymes, proteins and minerals that have been used in body and skin-care from time immemorial. 

This cleansing milk has the goodness of Aloe Vera, Fresh Lime and Cucumber. It’s gentle enough to be used even by those with sensitive skin.

Cleansing milk

My experience : This is probably one of the best cleansers that I have ever used. It has a really lovely, fresh scent of lemon, thanks to the lemon oil in it. It takes away the impurities of the skin, in just one swipe, leaving the skin looking so radiant and soft. It doesn’t dry out the skin at all. It can also be used as a makeup remover. I tried it on waterproof makeup and it didn’t remove it. You will need something stronger for that. However, try it on any other regular makeup, even eye makeup and this cleansing milk removes it easily, while being super gentle.

Cleansing milk

It is light green in color and has a slightly runny consistency. Don’t let the simple packaging fool you. The product is definitely high quality and very effective. It comes in a plastic, capsule shaped bottle. They are an eco friendly brand and have mentioned ‘Contact us to recycle the used bottles’ on the bottle. Like all cleansing milks, I usually take a small amount of it on a cotton pad and wipe it in circular motions on my face and neck. Then I wash and pat dry.

The main ingredients are lemon oil, Aloevera juice and cucumber extracts. I am in love with this product and I highly recommend it.

Price : Rs 200 (Approx AED 11.29) for a 120 ml bottle.

This product can be bought from leading Indian online retailers such as Amazon, Flipkart etc.

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Review : November 2015 Glambox!

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Though late, here are my thoughts on November’s Glambox. First of all, this time, the box came with an outer covering that has a floral print on it. It is so feminine and gorgeous ♡. Next thing I love the most is that except for a perfume sample, this box is all about skincare and you guys know how much am crazed about skincare products!

Glambox

Glambox

1) Bioderma Hydrabio serum – I was beyond happy when I saw a full sized Bioderma product in the box, that too a serum, one of my most favorite skincare products. This serum is for ‘very dehydrated, sensitive’ skin. It’s very light weight and gets absorbed into the skin easily. A little goes a long way. It is aptly named as Hydrabio. It is intensely hydrating and leaves your skin looking plump and soft. I use it during day & night just before my moisturizer. It comes in a tall bottle with a convenient to use pump. The packaging is in such a way that you get a sneak peek of the brightly colored blue lid. It’s so pretty. It contains 40ml and is worth AED 210!

Hydrabio serum

2) Oils of Life from The Body Shop – This is an intensely revitalizing facial oil. It is light weight, non greasy and has a lovely scent to it. I apply it every day just after serum, at night. It came in a tiny bottle with a dropper. Each time I just use 5 drops and as such I am still not done with this 7 ml sample!. The bottle is designed so well that once this oil gets over, am just gonna refill the bottle with one of my favorite skincare oils like an Argan oil and pop it in my travel skincare bag.

TBS Oils of Life

3) Dadi’ Oil – This is a nail treatment / skincare oil. It is 95% certified organic & contains high purity avocado oil, jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, natural vitamin E & 21 naturally derived essential oils that give this oil a fantastic scent. This is the first time that am owning a nail treatment oil. It’s color looks just like olive oil. I use it every night. Since it comes in a little bottle that looks like a nail polish’s bottle, application is really easy. I then massage it into my cuticles. Recently, after using a really strong nail polish remover, couple of my nails started flaking. This has never happened before and I really freaked out. But this oil healed it in just 2 days!. I highly recommend this product. It came in a tiny bottle containing 3.75ml.

Dadi oil

4) Perfume samples from Rasasi – I love how these samples are packaged. Boruzz is Rasasi’s latest Oudh collection. These are just so stunning!. I love both samples. Jazeebiyat Musk Tabriz is a stronger scent, clearly a masculine one. Lamaat Musk Tabriz is a softer oud scent, a feminine choice. Oud scent lovers will definitely need to check out this collection by Rasasi because it captures the oud scent so beautifully. Each of these samples came in a little spray bottle containing 1 ml.

Rasasi Boruzz

5) Bioderma samples – Oh how I love skincare samples even if they come in tiny tubes. It’s perfect to trial out a product before deciding to invest in it’s full size.

Bioderma samples

● Hydrabio Creme – What a fantastic cream that can be used both at daytime or night. It’s rich, hydrating and makes your skin feel so soft and perfectly textured. Not even kidding when I say it’s almost like a primer. It simply smoothens out your skin, giving it a perfect look. Definitely a product worth buying in full size. The sample came in a tube containing 5 ml.

● Hydrabio Serum – Same as the full sized bottle that came in this box. I first used up this sample and then started on the bottle. The sample came in a tube containing 5 ml.

● Hydrabio Perfecteur – This is a day cream with SPF 30. It’s rose colored and is a radiance booster. It’s a lovely cream that gets easily absorbed. The sample came in a tube containing 5ml.

Overall, am loving the Hydrabio range of products. All of them are so intensely moisturizing and hydrating ♡

Vouchers

vouchers

● A 20 % discount voucher and leaflet for The Body Shop skin care and make up products
● Boruzz by Rasasi 10% off voucher

● Gift voucher from Eternel Clinic to try their fantastic treatments, with a buy one & get another treatment for free offer

● Bioderma voucher to enjoy their exclusive complimentary skin analysis
● A chance to win a 3 months Glambox subscription

I am absolutely loving November’s Glambox. Why don’t you look at the three subscription options and subscribe to Glambox today itself!.

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

Review : Wow by Wojooh Color Ritual Nail Polish!

Hiya!

Wow by Wojooh has come out with Color Ritual, 30 eye catching shades of breathe-in, long lasting, highly pigmented nail polishes. These polishes are formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or camphor. They are designed to let moisture and air in to your nails and that’s why they are named ‘breathe-in’.

I am reviewing the shade 422 Red Pride. This is a classy and elegant looking red. It’s almost the perfect blood red that anyone of any skin tone can wear boldly and be a style statement!

Red Pride

It’s color is eye catching, bright and so pigmented. In the pix below I have worn 2 coats. It’s such a lovely color that can be paired with a classic red dress on the upcoming Valentine’s day!..

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Red Pride

Made in France, each of these little bottles contain 11 ml.

Price : AED 55
Available at : Wojooh stores

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Review : October 2015 Glambox!

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Though late, here are my thoughts on October’s Glambox 🙂

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1) Vita Coco coconut water – I was quite surprised seeing this in the box. This coconut water, packed in a tetra pack is so sweet and refreshing!. It’s just like sticking a straw in a coconut. This is perfect for hydrating yourself while on-the-go. According to this brand, this product is straight from the tree and never from concentrate. Their process is – “Pick, Crack and Pack!. This is a product of Philippines and each bottle contains 330 ml. There are 4 variants – Original version (which I received), Lemonade, Pineapple and Peach & Mango versions. The latter three are created by combining coconut water + the respective all natural fruit purees. I can’t wait to try out the other variants. You guys do check it out too.

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2) Labello – The next lovely product is a Labello and it’s the latest one!. It’s fruity shine watermelon ♡. Labello is one of my favorite lip balms. They are always so moisturizing. This variant has a gorgeous everyday kind of color, delicious watermelon aroma and gives a soft glossy look. It’s such a perfect color. It just gives a wash of color thus making your lips look healthy and rosy. Love it!

Labello Watermelon

The tube is designed in a new way. There is a slant at the top and overall, it’s body is thicker while it’s base is the regular size. Also, it has pretty pictures of watermelon & stars on it to indicate ‘Fruity shine watermelon’.

3) VLCC Face mask – I have loved VLCC’s products so far. So I was excited to find one in this box. This mask contains Liquorice & Fenugreek and is a natural fairness mask. Liquorice is known for it’s powerful skin whitening properties and fenugreek soothes and relaxes the skin. It’s light yellow colored. It does give a fresh look once applied for 10-15 minutes and then washed away. However, I cannot stand it’s smell. It’s really strong and it gave me a major headache. It could be the scent of liquorice but I am not sure. I will definitely not buy a full sized version of this ever!. The little tube contained 15 ml.

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4) Nivea Powder Touch Anti perspirant – This is a product I have tried before. It dries quickly and has a pleasant scent that stays for a good while. The little can contains 35 ml.

Nivea Powder touch

5) Derma e Antioxidant Natural sunscreen – This came in a little sachet with just 3.5gms. It contains Zinc Oxide and has a broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage. I quite like it. It contains SPF 30 and has the consistency of a lotion. It’s easy to apply and imparts a light whitish blue tint to the face which is characteristic of any sunscreen that contains Zinc Oxide.

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6) Yardley perfume samples – I never knew Yardley perfumes were out there in the market. I love their powders & deo sprays. Anyways there are 2 samples – one of English Rose and the other of Jasmine. English Rose is such a stunning scent!. I will make sure I get a full sized version of this. I am not a fan of their Jasmine scented products. So, I passed it onto my mom. Each sample contained 2.5 ml.

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As you can see, Glambox has helped me decide what to get next and what not to. Why don’t you look at the three subscription options and subscribe to Glambox today itself!. ♡

Coupons & More

Coupons

● 35% discount code to www.glossymakeup.com
● Voucher offering 35% off any service offered at Senso Spa.
● Voucher offering 25% discount at GlamGals outlets
● 15% discount code to www.lens.me
● A leaflet about Vita Coco, designed just like the tetra pack, giving all details about this product

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

Review : Dove Elixir Hibiscus & Argan oil!

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About 2.5 months ago, I bought Dove’s Nourished Shine Hibiscus & Argan oil. One of the first things that attracted me to it is ofcourse the brand. I love Dove plus I haven’t come across this Dove product in the UAE. There are three variants and I got the third one which is the Hibiscus and Argan oil one, both of which are great for the hair.

Dove Elixir 1

The oil is light and non greasy. It says ‘Precious oils with real ingredients’ on the outer box and the bottle. You can see golden yellow flakes floating inside the bottle and those are Rose flower petals (according to the ingredients list). These have lost it’s color since it’s completely infused in the oil. I love it’s beautiful smell. It’s so divine. Since it’s a very light oil, you can use it to simply run through your hair even just before heading out, just to keep your hair looking well groomed with no flyaways. I mostly use it at night before heading to bed though.

Dove Elixir 2

The oil comes in a solid glass bottle fitted with a nozzle. I love the bottle since it’s so pretty and can be reused once it’s empty. The nozzle is tiny though, almost as if it was designed to pump a serum product, not oil. Anyways, I use about 10 pumps each time I oil. In the above pic you can see some rose petals have lodged itself in the tube that leads to the nozzle. That’s actually a nuisance. That plus the tiny nozzle makes it tough to pump the oil out. Sometimes tiny pieces of petals makes it’s way through the nozzle but large ones get lodged in the tube.

This was actually an impulse buy. Of late, I research a lot before buying a product. But this one was more like a “Saw it, want it” situation. I grabbed it just before heading to the payment area. Once I got home, I did my usual research, went through the ingredients etc and found something pretty disappointing… 78% of this oil consists of mineral oil!. Like what the hell!. Mineral oil is a cheap, base oil that some companies use. There are debates as to whether mineral oil is good or bad. Some say it’s plain bad while some say it’s good to pull moisture in, especially in hot climates. Whatever the case, 78% of this oil is mineral oil, man.. That means only the rest of it are Hibiscus and Argan and other ingredients.

I can’t say I don’t recommend it. You could maybe buy it and give it a try. But, for me, definitely not a repeat buy.

Price : Rs. 185 (AED 10.34) for a bottle containing 90 ml.

I bought this from Navaratna Hypermarket, Moonnupeediga, Kerala.

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Review : Nature’s Essence Gold Illuminating Face Wash!

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Radiant skin is everyone’s desire. Recently, when I came across a budget friendly Indian brand that promised radiant looking skin, I went for it. I haven’t really heard of this brand before but the little tube looked quite nice, with a honeycomb design on it.

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The face wash is honey colored, with small golden sparkles in it. It has a medium thick consistency that is still easily spreadable on the face. It’s main ingredients are honey, golden dust & Vitamin E. The rest of the ingredients aren’t listed, unfortunately. Underneath the brand name on the tube, it’s written ‘Aromatherapy Beauty Solutions’. However, there is nothing special about it’s scent. It’s a light smell. A little goes a long way and thus this little tube containing 60 ml will last you a good 1.5 months. The amount shown in the pic below could be used to wash your face & neck twice..

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I quite like it. It does leave your skin feeling youthful, radiant and soft. The gold dust doesn’t leave any shimmer on the skin. Even though it says on the package that it is for all skin types, I would advice those with very dry skin to stay away from it. Being a person with normal/dry skin, I find the end result to be perfect but for those with very dry skin, this face wash could leave your skin feeling squeaky clean yet dry.

Overall, I would definitely buy it again and I recommend you check it out too.

Price : Rs. 60 (AED 3.32) for a tube containing 60ml.

I bought it from Navaratna Hypermarket, Moonnupeediga, Kerala.

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Review : Refreshing Fruit Pack by Himalaya Herbals!

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On a recent trip to Kochi city (in India), I came across a shop exclusively selling Himalaya Herbals products. I bought two products and one of them is this Refreshing Fruit Pack. Review on the other product soon..

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This face mask is made especially for Normal to Dry skin types. It’s perfect for me. It comes in a little tube. This tube is slightly different from the usual Himalaya Herbals tubes. On the regular green lid, there is a new orange line which gives it a nice bright look. Also just below the lid, there is a striated design with an ‘H’ in the middle. It’s very modern & pretty.

This pack has the following ingredients and I am also highlighting their benefits :

● Apple – which is a rich source of AHAs. It nourishes the skin & brings out it’s natural glow
● Fig & Cucumber – both of which provides a cooling effect to the skin
● Papaya – which helps remove freckles & smoothens the skin
● Mineral Clay – which soothes the skin & improves blood circulation

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The pack is a thick paste & has an orangeish yellow color to it that reminds you of a Papaya. It’s scent is really pleasant. I apply it to cleansed skin (am currently using Olay’s Cleansing milk) for 10 – 15 mins and then wash off with cool water. In that time period, the mask visibly dries however it doesn’t feel unpleasantly tight. It says on the tube that since it contains herbal active ingredients, it might cause tingling sensations but that it’s normal. I did feel that just around my mouth area. Once you wash off, skin feels amazingly soft and glowing. I immediately seal the moisture by applying a moisturizer (currently using Olay Total Effects day/night cream).

I highly recommend this fruit facial pack to those with normal to dry skin. This mask is to be used only once or twice a week.

Price : Rs. 70 (AED 4.13) for a tube containing 50 gms.

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How to : DIY Skin glowing mask!

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Been a long while since I did a DIY. This one is a very simple and effective mask that has only 2 ingredients – Fenugreek seeds & organic honey.

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The fenugreek seeds have to be soaked overnight or for about 8 hours. You need only a little bit since once soaked it grows in size. Honey softens your skin. I use Wedderspoon’s Active 16+ Manuka honey, which is very high in quality. I bought it online, from US for $40.86. They ship worldwide ultra fast and I highly recommend you try it out.

Onto the method itself : Grind the fenugreek seeds into a thick paste. Add honey into the paste rather than in the grinder. I add about 2 tbsp of honey, but that’s entirely upto you and also based on the amount of fenugreek paste.

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Lol!. Looks like mashed potatoes and gravy!. The final mix should look like below :

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This is actually a messy mask. The fenugreek paste doesn’t really adhere to our skin, so you will need to literally plaster it on and look like a monster. Keep it on for 30 mins. Wash off in cool water and discover the most glowing, soft skin!. I suggest you apply a thick layer on your face. The more thin the layer you apply, the more tough it is to remove from your skin with water. In that case you will need to wipe it off with a towel..

Let me know if you try it 🙂

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