Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear Review

During Summers 'Tanning' is the first and foremost skin issue faced by many of us. There are several home remedies to remove the tan, I have shared one of the best home made tan pack here. But for those who Do not have time  or patience to do all these can simple opt for this Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear, which is a cream based mask which effectively removes most of the tan in first few uses itself.

Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear Review
Price : INR 85
Quantity : 50 gr

Packaging :  Few months back Nature's Essence has changed the old tub packaging to bright yellow colored plastic tube with a flip cap,which is very comfortable to use and carry around. 

 Color and Texture : This is a thick white colored smooth cream.

Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear Review

What the product Claims : 

  • Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear is enriched with milk protiens and honey, special tan cream helps remove the epidermal suntan, thereby restoring the natural fairness of the skin and also preventing pigmentation due to harmful sun
  • Its matt effect is ideal for hot climates and the cream also helps enhance after facial glow
  • Further, it is also effective in evening the skin tone and protecting skin from sun burn, blemishes, and pigmentation
Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear Review

Availability : Available easily from  online beauty Stores, You can buy it here 

 Key Ingredients : Milk, Honey and Geranium oil
Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear Review

My View On the Product :
This is one of the best anti- tan packs I have used  so far and this cream does what it claims.It effectively removed my tan in the first use itself.Those who have mild tanning can get rid of the tan completely by using this cream regularly. It is very easy to use, just apply on cleansed skin and wash off after 15 mins with slight massaging.A great product at an affordable range.It lightens the black spots also on continuous usage.It instantly brightens the skin after usage. I always keep one tube in handy every time.If you have to attend any function on the same day or the next day and  you have no time to go to parlor, then this could be a great alternative.It dries out the skin post usage, so we need to moisturize the skin after using it.This new tube packaging is very much better and hygienic than that of old tub packaging.
Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear Review

Pros Of Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear  :
  1. Does what it claims
  2. Affordable price
  3. Easy to use
  4. Convenient packaging
  5. Contains the goodness of honey and milk
  6. Easy availability
  7. Not tested on animals
Cons Of Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear :
  1. No complete ingredient list,may contain chemicals
  2. Strong fragrance,which may not be liked by every one
  3. Dries out the skin post usage
Sriz Rating : 4.5/5

Final Conclusion about Nature's Essence Lacto Tan Clear It is one of the best anti- tanning creams available in the market,which is very affordable and easily available.Removes tanning in the first use itself. I would definitely recommend to every one who gets tanned often.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Nature's Co April Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review

I have been out of station for a week and so this review got delayed. So with out any further delay I am quickly showing what I got in my Nature's Co April Summer Solstice Box. This month I have received 6 samples in a cute jute sling bag.In addition to samples this month all the subscribers received a beautiful Sarong from 'The Beach Company'.

Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review
The April Month's theme is Summer Solstice and the Nature's Co Says 'With temperature soaring high, couldn’t think of a better time to give you a cool down with this April’s ultimate beauty splurge directly from the solace of nature. While there are plenty of reasons to look forward to this season — summer break, weekend getaways, city escapes, bikinis, beaches (we could go on…)—now The Nature’s Co. Summer Solstice Special Beauty Wish Box has been added to the list too. 

As the name suggest this April’s Beauty Wish Box is packed with the season’s best fragrance, hair, body and sun-care products. Bursting with six beauty must-haves of this years summer essentials, the box promises to give you the perfect sun-kissed glow, leaving you feel fresh and clean on those sweltering days. Call this box of summery goodness, your guide to the hot-weather beauty emergency, or the perfect summer holiday essentials kit, TNC’s beauty team has put together a well considered array of beauty goodies to get you all summer ready!'

Here's what I received in the box.......

Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review
1) Cool Cucumber body Lotion : 35 ml
2)Cherry Face wash : 15 ml

Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review
3) Lemon peel Exfoliating Body Wash : 20 ml
4) Red and Green Tea Sunscreen Lotion : 20 ml

Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review
5) Tangerine-Ginger Bath Salt : 15 gr
6)Mango-Mandarin Body mist : 2 x 5 ml

Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review
And the freebie for this month is the beautiful Sarong which is very apt for this summer,from 'The Beach Company' which is worth Rs 450/-

Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review
And the discount coupons

Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 Review
Final Conclusion about Nature's Co April  Summer Solstice Beauty Wish Box 2014 : Nature's Co have never disappointed me till now. I liked all the samples from this box especially cool cucumber body lotion. I expected cool cucumber face wash too in this box but  received the cherry face wash again  but of course I don't mind receiving it for the second time,as it is one of the best face washes I have tried so far. I 
have used  Red and Green Tea sunscreen lotion and Lemon Peel body wash before and they are absolutely good. I am yet to try the bath salt and the body mist. The best part of this box is the  free Sarong,which is very useful for this summers. 

You can subscribe to May Post Holiday Blues Beauty Wish Box at @ 595/month here

Sriz Rating : 4.5/5

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Review

 I have heard so many positive reviews on this Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion in the past and thought of trying it but,somehow it got postponed and finally I had a chance to try it. Few months back I received the sample of this lotion  in my Fab Bag and I tried it, got addicted to it and order full size bottle after finishing my H2O+ water white advanced brightening hydrator lotion .It is a multi-way moisturizing lotion,which can be used on face as well as whole body.I have been using this for past 2 weeks on my face under sunscreen for moisturizing.It did not break out till now and a very little amount is sufficient for face. It is working well for my combination skin though this cream is meant for dry skin people.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Review

Price : INR 260
Quantity : 100 ml
Shelf life : 2 years
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Review

Packaging : It comes in a plastic white colored bottle with a flip cap.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Review

 Color and Texture : This is a white colored semi thick lotion which gets absorbed into skin with light massaging.

What the product Claims :

  • Specifically formulated to hydrate sensitive or dry skin.
  • Recommended to re-hydrate damaged skin associated with common skin conditions and following dermatological treatments.
  • Clinically proven to bind water to the skin and prevent moisture loss.
  • Quick absorption and long-lasting hydration of the (outer-most layer of the skin).
  • Helps maintain skin’s natural protective barrier.
  • Provides immediate soothing and softening.
  • Fragrance-free and lanolin-free formulation.
  • High tolerance.
  • For sensitive or dry skin.
  • Non-comedogenic.
Availability : Available at many online beauty Stores

Ingredients : 

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Review

My View On the Product :
This Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is a all in one moisturizing lotion for face,body,hands and feet, which moisturizes the skin intensely  for many hours with out making it dry. A very little amount approximately a pea size amount is enough for whole face. It may turn the face oily,if applied in excess.Can be used under foundations as a base for people with extreme dry skin to combination skin.It may not be suitable for oily skin people, especially in summers.It gives a subtle glow to the face and also body. It suited me well without any break outs.As it does not  have SPF in it, we can use it in the night also as a night cream.The packaging is convenient to use as well as to carry during travelling.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Review

Pros Of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion :

  1. Moisturizes  face and body well
  2. Smooth textured and non sticky
  3. Fragrance free
  4. Non-comedogenic
  5. Suitable for sensitive skin also
  6. Travel friendly packaging
  7. Little goes a long way
  8. Easy availability
  9. Can be used a base under foundation
  10. Multi purpose lotion for face as well as whole body
  11. Recommended by Dermatologists
  12. Reasonable price
  13. No break outs
Cons Of Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion  :
  1. Makes skin oily if applied in excess
Sriz Rating : 4.7/5

Final Conclusion about Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion It is a good moisturizing lotion for entire body and face for many hours and so, during travelling single bottle is enough to satisfy the needs of whole body and face.It is a boon for sensitive an dry skin beauties. May not be suitable for oily skin as it is a bit thick in consistency. Definetly worth trying, especially for dry skin people.Those with extreme dry skin can try Cetaphil Moisturizing cream.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review

While I was searching for a serum for reducing my hyper pigmentation, I spotted this VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum, which is at a quite affordable range.VLCC has launched 3 different serums into the market recently. 1) Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum 
2) Anti-aging Vitalift Serum
3) De-Pigmentation Serum

First, I thought of trying De-pigmentation serum, but it was out of stock, so I tried this skin whitening serum.

VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review
Price : INR 399
Quantity : 40 ml
Shelf Life : 4 years from Mfd
VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review

Packaging : It comes in a pink and white colored bottle with a pump dispenser secured by double cap. I have lost the small cap some where.
VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review

 Color and Texture : This is a white colored liquid which is smooth with a runny consistency,which gets absorbed quickly into the skin. 

What the Product Claims : serum developed with years of research which target problem areas of dark spots, lightens pigmentation and acne marks on the skin. Effectively inhibits melanin formation, provides exceptional brightening benefits.Enriched with grapefruit extract and officinale extract, lightens pigmentation and acne marks.Effectively inhibits melanin formation, provides exceptional brightening benefits.

VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review
VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review

Availability : Available in few online stores.You can buy it here.

Ingredients : 

VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review

My View On VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum :

This Serum is a white colored light weight liquid with a running consistency, similar to Lotus herbals white glow intense whitening and brightening pump is sufficient for entire face and it gets absorbed quickly into skin by simple circular massaging. I apply this after toning and before moisturizing, both day and night. One bottle is sufficient for more than 30 days.I almost completed the bottle and I have been using it for more than 1 month.  After using this serum,I could see a remarkable glow on my face in first week itself. As said before,I have a combination to oily skin and  has a mild hyper pigmentation on my cheeks, which is lightened a bit after using this serum continuously, not remarkable though.But it helped in overall improvement of skin texture and I like the natural glow it gives after using it.
VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review

Pros Of VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum  :

  1. Light weight
  2. Smooth textured and non sticky
  3. Hydrates skin
  4. Contains mostly organic ingredients
  5. Mild fragrance
  6. Little goes a long way
  7. Lightens the skin to a bit and gives a nice glow to the face
  8. No animal testing
  9. Hygienic pump dispenser
  10. Travel friendly packaging
  11. Easy availability
Cons Of VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum:
  1. No complete ingredient list
  2. Not much effective on dark spots as claimed
  3. No whitening effect.
  4. Price is a bit on higher side when compared with the result it gives.
Sriz Rating : 4/5

Final Conclusion about VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Serum Review : It is a light weight serum which is suitable for combination to oily skin people and it gives a remarkable glow on the face in the first week of usage itself. Those who are in search for a hydrating and brightening serum can surely give it a try.But those who wants something for fading acne marks,black spots can skip it. 

'My Envy Box' April 2014 Edition Review

 I have already mentioned in my last month post that 'My Envy Box' is my most favorite and  much awaited box and  this month it is much more exciting as they included Makeup Samples from Benefit Cosmetics along with Skin Care Samples from 2 new brands Za from Shiseido Group and Skin Yoga. This time,I have also received samples from H2O+ and Avene

To know more about 'My Envy Box' you can check out in my earlier post or from their website directly here. The subscription is currently by Invite Basis only and you can request for an invite here.The subscription for 1 month is INR 850.

My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review
This time  I received the same sturdy box with magnetic flap but in Pink color,which is so girly kind and very attractive too.
My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review
Lets see what I received in this April 2014 'My Envy Box

1. Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer (0.5g) : INR 1750 for 3.5 g.

I am  very much excited to try this out and the sample size is pretty good and it will definitely last for more than 5 uses. They have sent 02 Medium shade which suits for most Indian Skin tones.

My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review
2. H2O+ Sea Moss Replenishing Body Wash (60 ml) : INR 1200 for 370 ml 

I heard a lot  about this body wash in the past and it has a very refreshing fragrance.60 ml sample easily lasts for more than 10 uses.

My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review
3.Skin Yoga Almond Orange Face Scrub (5.6 g) : INR 117 for 150 ml 

'Skin Yoga', the name itself is very attractive and catchy, the products from this brand  are 100 % natural, I really  liked the glass and corky packaging.

My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review
4. Za True white Day cream (5 g) : INR 999 for 40 g

I like the Shiseido products very much as they are very effective, this cream has SPF 20 PA ++ in it ,which is quite useful during this summer.

My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review
5. Avene Sensitive White Whitening  Essence (3 ml) : INR 2350 for 50 ml.

I have received samples from Avene in my  previous Envy boxes, I have tried all those samples, which are quite good and effective. As most of the Indians, I also get attracted to the term whitening and so happy to receive and try this whitening essence.

My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review

Along  with this I have also received Monsoon and Beyond  discount card,which is a luxury home textiles e- shopping site. Few lucky My Envy subscribers received gorgeous cushion covers from this Monsoon and Beyond.

My Envy Box April 2014 Edition Review

Final Conclusion about My Envy Box April 2014 Edition : I am totally happy with this April Month's Box and this is the best box I have received so far. All the samples are of decent size and I am happy for not receiving sample sachets this time.'My Envy Box'  is the best sampling Box in India for those who want to try  luxury brands. I liked  Benefit Fake up Concealer and Skin Yoga scrub very much from this box and the other samples are also good.

Sriz Rating : 4.9/5

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fab Bag March 2014 review

Fab Bag earlier known as Velvette Bag is once upon my favorite bag.When they started their service in October 2012,their customer service and the delivery of the box used to be really impressive. I have been subscribing for it from the starting month i.e., September 2012 till now. As the subscribers started increasing from last year,slowly their service started changing and their delivery is so worst that,they will deliver the previous month's bag in the next month i.e., My march bag reached me in April, not only March month's bag,every month there are doing the same from past 6-7 months and I complained them about the delay so many times but there was no improvement.My subscription ends next month.I am not going to subscribe for this box any more......ok.....Now let me show you what I received in my Fab Bag this month.

This month March Fab Bag is ''Women Special Bag'''which is a black colored bag with floral print,which is very cute.I have received 3 products this time.
Fab Bag March 2014 review
As it is a 'Women Special Bag' they gave a Bonus Pearl Drop Earrings,which I didn't like much. I would have been happy if I had received the Bow earrings,which few other subscribers received in their Bags this month, instead of these.

Fab Bag March 2014 review

This time I received 2 Full size products and 1 sample product.

1. Portico Spa Verbena Renewing Body Lotion (50 ml) : Full Size INR 250/- for 50 ml.

Fab Bag March 2014 review
2. Flormar Loose Powder - 04 : Full Size INR 1200/-

Fab Bag March 2014 review
3. NATIO Ageless Dual Action Cleanser and Exfoliator : 20 ml Sample .INR 1010/- for 75 ml.

Fab Bag March 2014 review
Conclusion about Fab Bag March 2014 review : Overall, its an average bag this month,I liked NATIO sample.I have used it once and it worked well. Flormar Loose powder was 1 shade darker than my shade and so I cannot use and the body lotion is also an average product.

SRIZ Rating : 3/5

Checkout  March My Envy Box and Nature's Co  9 to 5  March special gorgeous beauty wish box 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil Review

Hello Everyone :)

          Today, I am reviewing L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil , which I am using from past one month.I have been using Matrix Biolage Root Nourishing Oil before,which is my HG hair oil.I don't usually change hair oils often. By seeing the advertisement in television,I'm somehow got attracted to the new L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil and  thought of trying it.

L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil Review

Price : INR 199
Quantity : 100 ml

Packaging : It comes in a classy dark mustard colored  glass bottle with a screw cap.

L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil Review

 Color and Texture : This is a light weight, non sticky colorless oil.

What the product Claims : 
The first hair oil that is powered by 6 Micro Oils in a unique formula to provide 6 specific benefits.The Research & Innovation Centre at L'Oréal Paris in India have created perfectly balanced oil that penetrates and adjusts to the needs of each hair type

L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil Review

Key Benefits : The Extraordinary Oil has been scientifically created to
give your hair the nourishment it truly deserves with three traditional oils and three exotic oils providing 6 specific benefits. It has no heavy feel or greasy look.

  •  Almond Oil –Makes your hair Thick,
  •  Coconut Oil – Makes your hair Manageable,
  •  Argan Oil –Gives your hair Strength,
  •  Jojoba Oil –Gives you Shiny hair,
  •  Olive Oil – Makes your hair Soft, 
  • Camelina Oil –Smoothens your hair

L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil Review

Availability : Available in all beauty stores  and You can buy it from here Online Stores.

 Ingredients :

L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil Review

Directions for Use : Apply on hair and scalp,gently massage before washing off or after shampooing and conditioning your hair, spread a small amount of oil evenly over damp hair and massage for a transformed feel to your hair. Being a light oil, it can also be applied as a finishing touch post hair wash. The Extraordinary Oil can also be used before treating the hair with blow driers or any other heat treatments.

My Views On the Product : As I said before I don't usually change hair oils often and I stick to the one which suits my hair well.After a long time I changed Matrix Biolage root nourishing oil,which is been my HG hair oil since a year.with this 
L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil.I had a lot of expectations on this and it did not reached them. It is light weight,non sticky/greasy hair oil,which  an ordinary hair oil, nothing extra ordinary in it,as it claimed. For my medium length hair,it requires generous amount of oil every time. This oil gets absorbed  into the hair immediately. I applied this oil in the night, washed it in the morning with only shampoo with out conditioner and I felt my hair smooth and soft,but not manageable or strong.Even a normal hair oil with a much lesser price than this oil will also give the same result.It has a strong fragrance which I really liked but it vanishes after an hour of application. The main drawback of this oil is its packaging,though the glass bottle looks stylish and sturdy,it is very heavy and uncomfortable to use and carry around.

L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil

Pros Of L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil  :

  1. Classy packaging
  2. Contains the benefits of 6 oils
  3. Easy availability
  4. Keeps hair soft and smooth
  5. light and non sticky
  6. Can be used post washing 
  7. Nice fragrance
Cons Of L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil  :
  1.  Heavy Glass bottle, difficult to handle
  2. No extra ordinary effect
  3. Not travel friendly
  4. Pricey 
Sriz Rating : 3/5 

Final Conclusion about  L'OREAL PARIS 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil  :It is a  normal hair oil which keeps hair smooth and soft.Pricey.Its a complete' NO' product.I won't recommend this to anyone.You can skip this oil. I'm switching back to  Matrix Biolage root nourishing oil.