Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask: Review, swatch

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing theInnisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. The brand, Innisfree, which is a Korean brand, was recently launched in India, the product name sure sounds interesting (volcano??), and the stuff inside works! Read on to know more 馃檪

innisfree super volcanic pore clay mask

About聽Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask:聽Tightens pores + Removes sebum + Exfoliates dead skin cells + Offers deep cleansing + Enhances skin tone + Provides cooling effects

Continue Reading

Proactiv Refining Mask: Review

Hey everyone!
How many of you have seen the TVC featuring Celina Jaitley, where she is talking about her acne battle, and how she went from an acne-prone girl to a young woman who was free from acne? And the products she used were from Proactiv*? I’m sure each one of you has seen that video. And you also must have deeply craved to try their products, if you suffer from acne.
Well, today I’m reviewing the聽Proactiv Refining Mask聽from their range of products. Read on to know my views!
proactiv refining mask review

About聽Proactiv Refining Mask:
A good cleansing milk and moisturizer can keep your skin clean and well-hydrated. But sometimes the skin needs something extra, a bit of pampering occasionally. Moreover, if you happen to have a sensitive and pimple-prone skin, then it gets even more important for you to take special care of your skin.聽
Proactiv Refining Mask provides pampering that an oily, pimple-prone and sensitive skin needs. The facial mask acts as an acne treatment skin care product as it contains elements such as sulphur that effectively fights acne causing bacteria. The active ingredient in it absorbs excess oil, reduces the appearance of pore size, pacifies redness and improves the skin texture. It also works well on stubborn blackheads and whiteheads. Regular application of this facial mask will give your skin a smooth and radiant effect.聽
For best results, use it after Proactiv Renewing Cleanser and apply the Revitalizing Toner and moisturizer after washing-off the Proactiv Refining Mask. You can also make use of this mask as an over-night pimples treatment.聽

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽
Rich, deep cleansing mask
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Absorbs excess surface oils
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Soothes inflammation and refines skin tone and texture
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Reduces the appearance of pore size
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Helps to boost the benefits of Proactiv Solution
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Leaves skin feeling smooth and glowing throughout the day
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Great for emergency pimple treatment
proactiv refining mask review (1)

Price: Rs. 600 for 70g
Packaging:聽Proactiv Refining Mask comes in a sleek whitish squeeze-tube, with a white screw-on cap. The mouth of the tube is sealed on the inside. The packaging is simple, no-fuss, and travel friendly!
proactiv refining mask review (2)
Ingredients: Medicinal ingredient: Sulfur 6%
For complete list, refer to the image below 馃檪
proactiv refining mask review (3)
Ingredients list
proactiv refining mask review (4)
Swatch
My take on聽Proactiv Refining Mask: The聽Proactiv Refining Mask is a whitish, thick, creamy product, which spreads easily on the skin. It dries in about 5-6 minutes after application. While the pack is on the skin, it does not make the skin stretchy, or feel uncomfortable. The fragrance of the mask is mild, and does not bother my over-sensitive nose.
Coming to the efficacy, the product is meant to deeply cleanse, soothe and calm problem skin. Because of the summers here in Delhi, my face has been having tiny break-outs since last two weeks. And this mask totally came to my rescue (I wanna say ‘Superman, to the rescue’ here, lol! Or was it Spiderman? I have no clue about super-heroes!). The mask controls and treats zits very well, and leaves the skin squeaky clean. So, the breakouts are minimised, and the skin feels nice and clean. Also, on the day of application, I have felt that the skin feels less-oily (as compared to other days; I have super-oily skin).聽
I feel that the mask is strictly for oily/ combination skin types. Those with dry skin+ acne combination (if that exists) will have to follow up with a good dose of moisturiser after the mask is washed off.
Oh, and this reminds me, the pack says that the mask should be washed off with warm water. I tried washing it with cold water (it’s summers here, afterall), and I felt it didn’t completely come off. So, this mask should be washed off with lukewarm water for ease of removal.
I’m hoping it works magically on some open pores that I have around the nose too, in due course of time.
At the price point of 600 bucks, it is a tad bit expensive, atleast for school/ college going people. 聽
Pros of聽Proactiv Refining Mask:
  • Smooth, easy to apply mask
  • Leaves the face squeaky clean
  • Soothes and calms the skin, especially the break-outs
  • Controls further break-outs
  • Works well at controlling oil secretion on oily skin
  • Easy to use and carry packaging

Cons of聽Proactiv Refining Mask:
  • Comes off better with warm water instead of cold water
  • Availability is an issue

Verdict: If you have oily, acne-prone skin, I think you should try this mask! It works well at controlling break-outs, and oil secretion on the skin.聽
Rating: 8.5/10
Have you tried Proactiv? Do share your experience below!
*Proactiv聽and聽Sheercover聽are brands by Guthy Renker

Disclaimer: Product sample sent by Brand for consideration. Honest review!
Continue Reading

‘Just 5 mins with Parineeti Chopra’ Nivea Total Face Cleanup launches it’s digital campaign

Mumbai, April 22nd, 2013:NIVEA India Pvt. Ltd., an affiliate of Beiersdorf AG and the world鈥檚 largest skincare brand, announced the launch of an innovative new digital campaign to support their new launch, the NIVEA Total Face Cleanup. The campaign is in line with the core proposition of the product- delivering 5 benefits in just 5 minutes. The campaign microsite, www.just5mins.in, was launched by actress Parineeti Chopra who is the face of the product.
nivea total face clean up

To introduce the 5 mins concept, NIVEA ran a 3 day anonymous Twitter campaign wherein consumers were invited to tweet using the hashtag #Just5Mins with pictures, videos & links to the then unbranded microsite. This resulted in the hashtag trending Worldwide and No. 1 in India within minutes and created a lot of pre-buzz around this concept.聽

This Twitter buzz, however, was just a run up to the actual digital campaign which Parineeti Chopra launched today. An interactive new branded microsite was revealed at the event, where Parineeti introduced members of the press & social media universe to the core campaign- The 鈥5 MINUTES TO BEAUTY STORY鈥 Contest. This contest allows people to call for a free NIVEA TOTAL FACE CLEANUP SAMPLE & share their 5 minute beauty tips & stories with Parineeti. At the end of 8 weeks, NIVEA will announce the names of 30 lucky winners she has selected to spend an exciting evening with her.

nivea total face clean up (2)
NIVEA鈥檚 new product, Total Face Cleanup, was launched in December 2012. It is a revolutionary new product that encompasses the benefits of face wash, scrub, face pack, oil remover & spot reducer and gives radiant looking skin in just 5 minutes.

nivea total face clean up (3)

Speaking about this innovative new campaign, Rakshit Hargave, Managing Director of NIVEA India said,鈥淣IVEA Total Face Cleanup, which offers 5 Benefits in 5 minutes, has a lot of fans in a short period of time; and it now offers more on 鈥楯ust 5 mins鈥 through its online found property www.just5mins.in, while giving our fans the chance to interact with Parineeti.鈥
Speaking on being the face of NIVEA Total Face Cleanup, Parineeti Chopra said, 鈥樷楾otal Face Cleanup from NIVEA is a revolutionary product as it simply gives you five benefits in just 5 mins and a promise that it never fails to deliver! Through this innovative digital campaign, NIVEA aims to reach out to the youth and create a movement around 鈥楯ust 5 mins鈥.鈥







To participate in the NIVEA Just 5 Mins contest, log on to www.just5mins.in
Continue Reading

Omved All Skin Types Ubtan: Review, swatches

Hey everyone!
How are you all doing? April for me just passed by! 馃檨 Nothing majorly happening, time just went by!
Anyways, today I’m reviewing the Ubtan meant for all skin types from Omved. Ubtans have long been used in our culture, and when we think of ubtans, we generally have an image of a thick yellow paste, with lots of turmeric, malai, oil, etc in it, in our minds. Let’s see how this product fared with me!
omved all skin types ubtan

*About Omved All Skin Types Ubtan:A combination of healing botanicals with nutrient-rich grains that gently exfoliate and deep cleanse, removing excess oil and dirt without stripping off moisture. Formulated and prepared with a special blend of clays and Ayurvedic herbs, this soap-free cleansing option not only enhances beauty but also possesses definite medicinal values by virtue of its anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-perspirant, deodorant and skin-toning ingredients, thus protecting from various skin problems. Regular usage prevents premature wrinkles, removes scars and tightens open pores.

鈥 Turmeric corrects the complexion聽
鈥 White Sandalwood cools and hydrates
鈥 Red Sandalwood prevents skin infections
鈥 Green Moong opens blocked pores and maintains the pH balance聽
鈥 Black Urad removes dead cells and tightens pores.
It is the perfect way to naturally cleanse, exfoliate and detoxify your skin. Suitable for all skin types.

omved all skin types ubtan reviews
Price: Rs. 120 for 50g

Packaging: The ubtan comes sealed in a silver pouch pack, which needs to be cut upon from one side, and you will then need to empty the聽contents聽in a jar or another re-usable pack. So the packaging is not too functional, and you can definitely not travel with the pouch.聽

*Ingredients:聽Green lentil (moong)( Vigna radiata),

Black lentil (udad)(Vigna mungo),
Red sandalwood (pterocarpus santalinus)
White sandalwood (santalum album)
Turmeric root (curcuma longa)100% natural, with no added fillers.
No chemicals, preservatives or artificial colours are used.
This product has been certified as a propreitary Ayurvedic medicine.
100% biodegradable formula and packaging.

omved all skin types ubtan review (1)
*Usage instructions:Use as your regular body and facial cleanser. Place required amount of ubtan into a bowl. Add water, Rose Water or Aloe Vera Gel to make a thin paste. Gently massage in circular motions. After a few minutes, rinse well with room temperature water. As a pack – apply about one-quarter inch thick and leave on the skin for about thirty minutes. Then remove the paste in a cool water rinse, to which you might add a little lemon juice or rose water.聽

omved all skin types ubtan review
My take on Omved All Skin Types Ubtan: The Ubtan is a brick coloured powder with fine and medium-coarse granules. The powder has a mix of granules, which are not gritty or abrasive. I believe the granules are powdered form of the lentils (dals) used in the pack.聽
I mix the powder with some rose water, since I have oily skin. I make a paste, and apply the ubtan to cleansed face, and first I scrub my face with the ubtan using circular motions on the face, and the ubtan scrubs away tiny white-heads easily. I then leave it on the skin for 10-15 minutes as a face pack. The pack dries in about 4-5 minutes, and dries like a regular mud-pack, leaving a firming sensation on the skin. The pack is easy to wash off, but it stains the wash-basin a bit.
The best part is, it leaves the face feeling squeaky clean, without feeling stretchy. Also, I’ve noticed a slight glow on the skin after using this pack. It hasn’t broken me out, and does not irritate the skin.
Because of the granules, those with sensitive skin may need to exercise caution while using this on the face. It will otherwise suit all skin types, though you may need to change the mixing medium (rose water/ curd) to suit your skin.聽
The pack is quite affordable, and for a single application, around half a spoonful of powder is required, so one pack will easily last you around 20-25 usages.
Overall, I’m quite happy with the product.
omved all skin types ubtan
Pros of聽Omved All Skin Types Ubtan:
  • Easy to use product
  • Granular powder, can be used as a pack and an exfoliator too
  • Does not irritate or break-out the skin
  • Can be used on the face and body
  • Dries off quickly
  • Imparts a subtle glow to the skin
  • Affordable
  • All natural

Cons of聽Omved All Skin Types Ubtan:
  • How I wish it came in a jar!
  • Stains a bit

Verdict: An affordable, good quality scrub-cum-pack, all natural, and makes the skin glow! What more do you want!

Rating: 8.9/10

You can buy the product from聽HERE.
Have you tried ubtans before? Do share your comments below.

*Asterisked sections have been taken from the company website聽here.
Disclaimer: Product sent by the Brand for consideration. The review is honest, as always!
Continue Reading

Lakme Clean-up Face Mask: Review, swatch

Hey everyone!
Summers are here, and so is the dire need to use face packs on a regular basis. For my oily skin, it becomes all the more essential to use a mud mask or a gel based mask atleast every alternate day to keep the skin clean, cool and also keep the oil secretion under control. When I learnt that the new聽Lakme Clean-up Face Mask is mud-based, I had to give it a try! Read on to know my take on it.

lakme clean up face mask




About聽Lakme Clean-up Face Mask:聽Nourish your face with a generous amount of聽Lakm茅 Clean-Up Nourishing Glow Mask聽as it deposits nourishing nutrients. The absorbing power of聽clay, the strawberry extracts and Vitamin B3聽present in the mask helps reduce pore size, seal in the nourishment and lighten skin tone respectively.

lakme clean up face mask review

lakme clean up face mask reviews

Price:聽Available in聽50gm and 100gm at Rs. 99 and Rs.199 respectively

Packaging: The mask comes in a bright reddish pink squeezy tube with a pearly white screw-cap. It is a travel friendly and user friendly packaging.

lakme clean up face mask review (1)

Ingredients: Refer to the image below.
It contains Kaolin, which is a powerful variant of clay, and is said to be better than Fuller’s Earth (multani mitti) in absorbing oil from the skin. It draws out skin impurities and toxins from the skin, leaving it clean. It is also rich in minerals, and hence benefits the skin with the minerals too.
Also, it has glycerine, known to nourish the skin.

lakme clean up face mask ingredients

Directions:

  • Apply the mask generously all over your face and neck in a thin film. Avoid the eye contour
  • Allow聽it to dry for 5 to 7 minutes. Dab it with water to soften it and gently rinse off
  • Use it聽once a week, to get salon-like healthy glowing skin聽

My take on聽Lakme Clean-up Face Mask: The mask is a pale whitish-pink, thick textured, clay-based mask, with a fruity fragrance. It is quite a thick, paste-like product, so I usually dispense some of it onto my palm, spray some rose water over it to make a smooth paste, and then apply it to cleansed face. A few minutes after聽application, it begins to dry, imparting that tightening feeling to the skin (not the un-comfortable kinds). It is also easy to wash off, without any mess.
Coming to the effect, it does leave the skin feeling clean and detoxified. Since it is clay based, my oily skin loves it, and I know it is not meant for dry skinned beauties for the same reason. It absorbs the oil from the skin well, and keeps the skin oil free for a few hours post application. It does not make the skin stretchy like usual clay based masks after removal (owing to the glycerine content).
The skin does feel fresh, but I wouldn’t really say it makes the skin glow like you just had a facial at the salon! I believe no product can do that in reality.聽

lakme clean up face mask swatch

Pros of聽Lakme Clean-up Face Mask:

  • Clay based, thick mask
  • Easy to apply, if diluted with plain/ rose water
  • Absorbs oil from the skin well, leaving it clean
  • Does not dry out the skin or leave it feeling stretchy
  • Easy to wash off
  • Affordable

Cons of聽Lakme Clean-up Face Mask:

  • Does not impart a salon-like glow!
  • Contains parabens

Verdict: Even though this mask does not make the skin all glowy, it is effective in cleaning the skin of the impurities, oil and sebum. If you聽have聽oily skin, this is highly recommended for the coming months. Dry skinned lovelies can skip it.

Rating: 9/10 (for oily skin, strictly)

Have you tried the聽Lakme Clean-up Face Mask? Do share your experiences below.

Continue Reading

Aroma Magic Oxy Pack: Review, swatches

Hiya girls!
Today I鈥檓 reviewing the face pack I鈥檓 currently using, and liking a lot for the subtle (but temporary) glow that it brings about on my face each time I use it. I鈥檓 talking about the Aroma Magic Oxy Pack. Read on!
aroma magic oxy pack

About Aroma Magic Oxy Pack: Helps to oxygenate the skin to keep skin cells flexible and regenerated. Removes waste and toxins and boosts circulation. The natural botanicals fight free radicals, helps hyper-pigmentation and lightens the skin.
aroma magic oxy pack review

Price:Rs. 215 for 50g
aroma magic oxy pack reviews

Packaging:The Aroma Magic Oxy Pack comes in a round white tub, with a bright pink screw-on cap. the pack is sealed on the inside with a thick foil. I haven鈥檛 fully removed it as yet, just to better keep the contents in place (though I have no plans of travelling with this pack). Tubs raise hygiene concern, so I always scoop out some of the product with a clean spoon, to keep things hygienic.
aroma magic oxy pack price

Ingredients: Extracts of grapefruit, seaweed, aloe vera, vitamin A & C, hydrolysed protein, pure essential oils of Patchouli, Lavender and Neroli.
Shelf life: Not mentioned on the pack
aroma magic oxy pack review india

My take on Aroma Magic Oxy Pack: The Oxy pack is a clear gel, slightly runny, and with a smooth, bubble-free texture. It spreads easily on the skin, and you need just half a spoon-full for each application. The gel leaves a cooling sensation on the skin, and the lavender fragrance makes it a little relaxing for the senses. The pack does not completely dry out (so there鈥檚 no stretchy feeling on the skin), and can easily be washed off without wasting much of (precious) water, and without leaving weird stains on the wash-basin (I hate cleaning up after washing off a mask!). The gel consistency is good for oilies like me!
Coming to the effect, the pack delivers on the 鈥glow鈥 front. It does make the skin glow, though only for, say, 2-3 hours. But the effect is apparent from the first use itself. Though if you stop using it, there would be no noticeable glow. So it does work, but only till you keep using it.
I have had no break-outs/ rashes with the pack as yet.
The instructions on the pack say 鈥榰se morning and night鈥, but that鈥檚 practically impossible! Also, I cannot comment upon the skin lightening claim.
aroma magic oxy pack (2)

aroma magic oxy pack swatch
Swatch

Pros of Aroma Magic Oxy Pack:
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Gel consistency, perfect for oily/ combination skin types
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cools the skin, since it鈥檚 a gel
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Has a relaxing 鈥榣avender鈥 fragrance
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Does not dry down on the skin
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Can easily be washed off
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Imparts a subtle glow to the skin, albeit temporarily
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Not tested on animals
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Affordable and easily available
Cons of Aroma Magic Oxy Pack:
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Tub packaging. I so wish it came in a tube. I鈥檇 love to travel with a tube of this in my bag!
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Only active ingredients are listed on the pack
Verdict: If you鈥檙e looking for a quick-fix for dull skin, I鈥檇 suggest you check this out once.
Rating:9/10
Have you tried the Aroma Magic Oxy Pack? Do you agree with the above review? Let us know in the comments below!
Continue Reading

Sunday Pampering: Face packs for winters (and a lot of rambling, a few pics and a thank-you!)

Hey everyone!
How’s the weekend coming along? After having stayed out of home on around 8 weekends, I’ve been home last weekend and this weekend, uptill now. let’s see how the day goes today.. Most probably I’ll go out Diwali shopping with mom, and aargghh… mom’s pestering me to clean my cupboard… the customary Diwali-safai-abhiyaan… When cupboards are clean, why do you again HAVE to clean them on Diwali is something I don’t understand.. Happens with you too?聽

Anyways, coming to today’s post.

Wait, some more rambling… I’m in a talkative mood today…hahaha
So, Delhi is getting colder by the day already! Man, the day before (Karwa Chauth), I was waiting with mom on the terrace for the moon to peek from the clouds, it felt chilly, very chilly.. I mean, I had to ask my bro to hand me a sweat-shirt and then a shawl too from downstairs! At this rate, I think chances are it will snow here! Geee!!!

Ok, promise now, no more rambling. Get back to work, Ritu!

So, I touched upon some of the basic winter skin care tips聽in the last week’s post, today let’s see a few simple DIY face pack recipes for winters. The idea is to nourish the skin, and keep it safe from drying out because of the cold winds.

1. Home made malai (fresh milk cream)- That thick cream which deposits on milk kept in the refrigerator is one of the best moisturisers available for the skin. Scoop out a spoon-ful of malai from the pot, and place it on your palm. Rub it between the palms for a few seconds to warm it up, and then apply it onto clean skin. Massage the cream into the skin for around 2-3 minutes, and wipe off with a clean cotton round. Wash your face after some time. If you have very dry skin, you may skip wiping off the face, and leave the cream on your face for some time, till you hit the shower.


2.聽If your skin leans on the combination/ oily skin even in winters (like mine, sigh!), apply fresh aloe-vera pulp to the skin. It will nourish the skin, and at the same time keep it oil free and bacteria free too.


3. Apply a layer of honey on the face, using 1-2 tbsp. honey, depending on your requirement, and leave it on your face for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with plain water.聽Honey keeps the skin moisturised even throught he harshest of winters.


4. Egg mask: Mix egg white of one egg with 1 tbsp. honey, and apply to cleansed face. This mask will moisturise the skin, and also help keep the skin firm.

5. Almonds and oats mask: Grind one tbsp. almonds and 1 tbsp. oats to a fine powder. Add milk to form a paste. Apply this face pack to cleansed face for 15 minutes, and you’ll see how clear and moisturised your skin will be.聽

I hope you all liked this simple compilation. As for me, I have oily skin, though in extreme winters, I do feel the need to moisturise heavily. I personally rely on aloe vera or malai for my face in such cases.

And now, a few pics from mommie’s Karwa Chauth rituals. I loved the karwa.. See the pics below:

Psst…. A special thanks to Ekta S. She dropped me a message on聽Facebook聽yesterday to say how much she likes the Sunday Pampering section on the blog. Thanks again Ekta. Your sweet words keep me going!

Happy sunday everyone! Do let me know in the comments below if you liked (anything) in the post. I know I rambled way too much!

Love!

Images courtesy:聽1,聽2,聽3

Continue Reading

Sunday Pampering: 5 best DIY face masks for glowing skin

Hi girls!
Its sunday again! Today I’m sharing the best 5 face pack recipes for face masks, which help in imparting a subtle glow to the skin, naturally. these masks are very easy to make, and easy on the pocket too!


  1. Aloe vera and glycerine mask: Cut a 2 inch piece of aloe vera leaf, and scoop out the gel. Add 1-2 tbsp. of glycerine to the gel, mix well, and apply to the face. This mask will give you glowing, spot-less skin.
  2. Milk and honey mask: Mix together 2 tbsp. milk (preferably raw milk), and 1 tbsp. honey in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat this mixture in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, so that the contents mix well with each other. Alternatively, you could use warm milk. Let the mixture cool down completely before applying to the face with a cotton ball.
  3. Papaya mask: This mask only needs a few 1 inch pieces of ripe papaya. Cut a few pieces of papaya, and gently massage your face with these pieces for 5-10 minutes to get clear, glowing skin.
  4. Banana and honey mask: Mash half a banana in a bowl, and add 1-2 tbsp. honey, and mix well. Apply to the face for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Gram glour and turmeric mask: I’m sure you have all heard about this mask, from your loving dadi-nani. Mix together a tbsp. of gram flour (besan), add a pinch of turmeric powder, and prepare a paste using rose water/ milk/ curd as the diluting agent. Apply to the face for 15-20 minutes.聽
So, what’s your favorite DIY mask recipe for glowing skin? Ever tried any of the above masks? How was your experience? Share with the world! Leave a comment below:)

Images courtesy:聽1,聽
Continue Reading

Sunday pampering: DIY face masks for dry skin

Hey girls.

I am having a lot of fun this weekend, shopping to my heart鈥檚 content. Sales are going on in Delhi, and in other places too, I believe. I looted聽The Body Shop yesterday, and bought a lot of clothes too.
When I came back home, I was a picture of a typical shopaholic girl, with both hands full of shopping bags! Yaeeee….


Coming to this week’s聽Sunday Pampering, let鈥檚 see some quick and easy recipes for dry skinned beauties.聽


For dry skin, the masks should be moisturising, as well as nourishing in nature. Below are some such recipes:
1.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Banana face pack: mash up half a banana, and mix in 1 tbsp. honey and 1-2 tbsp. rose water. Apply on cleansed face.


2.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Papaya face mask: cut a slice of papaya from the whole fruit, mash it up, and apply on the face directly. Papaya alone is sufficient to tackle dry skin!


3.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Wheat and cream mask: take 1 tbsp. of wheat flour in a bowl, and add 陆 tbsp. milk cream (malai) to it, and dilute to a face pack鈥檚 consistency using rose water. Apply to cleansed face.
4.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Almond mask: soak a few (4-5) almonds overnight, and peel off the skin the next morning. Grind in a mortar-and-pestle to a face pack consisteny, using milk as a diluting and binding agent. Apply to the face.


5.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Honey mask: mix together 1陆 tbsp. honey, 1 egg white (optional), 1陆 glycerine. Whisk, using a fork. Apply to the face.

Instructions: First cleanse the face with water, then apply the mask, and leave it for 15 minutes so that the nutrients get absorbed properly. Wash off the mask with water after 15 minutes.
Tip: For dry skin, replace plain water with milk, where a diluting or binding agent is rewuired, so that the skin can be nourished too!
Do you have dry skin? Any special tips to tackle dry skin?
Please leave a comment below!

BTW,聽TBS sales聽are on upto 15th聽August 2012.. They are offering 10% off on skin care, and upto 20% off on bath and body stuff, if you buy 3 items, else you get 10% off. 50% off on lipglosses, etc, and 10% off on other make-up items. Something very very pleasant happened during my TBS haul yesterday, more on that in a subsequent post. 馃檪

Happy Sunday!
Images courtesy: 1,聽2,聽3,聽4,聽5,聽6
Continue Reading

Everyuth Naturals Golden Glow Peel off facial- Review

Hiya ladies! Today鈥檚 review is about the Everyuth Naturals Golden Glow Peel off facial, a product, which in my humble opinion, is over-hyped. Read on to know more!

About Everyuth Naturals Golden Glow Peel off facial:


Price: Rs. 65 for 50g.
Packaging: Everyuth Naturals Golden Glow Peel off facial comes in an opaque white tube, with an orange coloured screw-on cap. The tube has a yellow-orange sticker, and a hole to dispense the product. Easy to carry in the bag without spillage!


Ingredients: Refer second pic.
Instructions for usage:


If you apply a thin layer, peeling off the mask will be really painful. I did that once, and eventually had to wash off the mask.
Texture: The mask is soft, glue-y to touch, and has golden shimmer particles.

Consistency: The mask is of a thick consistency, not runny. It feels as if sum glue has been mixed in, to allow it to stick to the skin, but that鈥檚 what makes it a peel-off mask. The 鈥榠ngredients鈥 mention 鈥楪ellan Gum鈥. On spreading, it dries transparent, and comes off easily if you apply a thick layer.
Spread on the skin- Note the obvious shimmer particles

My experience with Everyuth Naturals Golden Glow Peel off facial: Now seriously, was I expecting this to give me that golden glow in 5 minutes? Yes, I was! And did it do anything to my skin? It only imparts a very subtle glow, mainly attribiuted to the shimmer particles in the mask, and the glow stays for a maximum of half an hour. If you鈥檙e using this before a party, the glow would fade before you reach the venue. Though, it does make the skin feel good, mainly because of the tightening effect and improved blood circulation due to the mask, but nothing commendable.
Pros:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Easy to use, before a party when you鈥檙e in a hurry
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Imparts a temporary, subtle glow
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Easy to carry
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Price
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 One tube lasts 4-5 times
Cons:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The 鈥榞low鈥 stays for like, half an hour
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Does not improve skin texture or anything
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Claims to give instant fairness. All bogus!
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Claims to be natural, but has a ton of chemicals
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Has parabens
Verdict: For a hectic 鈥榩arty鈥 schedule, this can be fine. Like if you have to attend some wedding functions back to back. Else, it does nothing noticeable to the skin, and you may skip it.
Rating: 4/10

Continue Reading