Tuesday, 27 September 2016

My Envy Box: September 2016 Edition

Hello Everyone!

I'm back again with a quick round-up of the September 2016 Edition of My Envy Box. This month's theme is Wanderlust, and the box represents a luxe leather suitcase.

I am really happy with the curation of samples this month. In fact the team has included 3 full sized products in this month's box!

Keep reading for more details...

Kronokare City Detox Face Wash
Product Price: INR 395/- for 100 ml
Sample Size in Box: 30 ml

I have not really tried it out, but going by past experience of Kronokare products, this should be good too!

Dermalogica Clear Start
Product Price: INR 1495/- for 59 ml
Sample Size in Box: 1 ml

I wish the sample was at least 5ml. I ml will be just single use, not enough to gauge the effectiveness of the product. 

TRUUTH Beauty Formula Tablets 
Product Price: INR 400/- for 30 Tablets
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

This is such a thoughtful addition to the box! We all need supplements, whatever diet plan we may follow. In any case, hair and nails are the last ones to receive the nutrients we ingest, therefore health of hair and nails is a fairly good indicator of health and wellness. It has number of micro-nutrients required by our body to maintain good health.

C.A.L Detail Me Mascara
Product Price: INR 450/- for 12 ml
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

I absolutely love the mascara! It really does dive my lashes a decent curl. In fact the formula helps in lengthening the lashes too! Its water resistant but cleans up pretty easily.

C.A.L Lip Gloss in Perky Pink
Product Price: INR 450/- for 10 ml
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

Its called a lipgloss but is actually a liquid lipstick which dries into a lovely matte finish. I like the fuchsia pink colour and it should most Indian skin tones.

Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Facial Scrub
Product Price: INR 875/- for 125 gems
Sample size in Box: 40 gms

I just loved the packaging of the product. The product itself looks really luxe. Waiting to try it out! keep a lookout for a detailed review.

Value of My Envy Box: More than INR 1600/-. Which is a good deal considering that you pay only INR 850/- for a month's box.

Overall Thoughts: I really do like this month's box, a lot! Really good curation. Go ahead and buy for yourself or as a gift!

My Envy Box is a subscription service which brings you 5 trial sized beauty products (typically 2ml-10ml) from the top international luxury and prestige brands delivered to your door step every month. Priced at INR 850/- for a month, it may be subscribed for 3, 6, or 12 months. You may subscribe to this service HERE

Think and Stay Beautiful!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

First Impressions: The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

Hi Everyone! 

Its been a while since I made a YouTube video. I recently bought The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil as part of a mini haul from the Brand's website. This product has been around for a couple of years, but I didn't pick it up thinking how can my already oily skin benefit from pumping in more oil into it. But as I read reviews and watched videos, I got more curious about the product. 

So I did a quick video on the product as I used it for the first time. Do watch and tell me what you think about it...

Product Price: INR 1095/- (I got it on a discount of 20%)

Think and Stay Beautiful!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

August 2016 Empties Post

Hello Everyone!

Its been a long while since I've done an empties post. Life has been a series of  running-around-like-a-headless-chicken moments! But I am happy to inform you that I have been going through a whole bunch of stuff faster than I am buying things.

For this month I have a mix of skin-care, make up and hair-care empties.

Bioderma is fast becoming my favourite skin-care brand. I received this sample size tube of Photoderm AKN Matt SPF 30 in one of the subscription boxes. I have found it to be an excellent product. It was moisturising and mattifying at the same time. I'm buying the fullsize product as soon as I am done with my other sun screens. If you are planning to buy one and you are as oily skinned as I am, this is what you should go for. Suitable for sensitive skin.

This Roots Professional MorocVita Argan Oil was again a sample in a subscription box. I have absolutely loved this product! Everyone knows the benefits of argan oil and this product is enriched with argan oil from Morocco. It gave my hair a sleek and shiny finish. I even used this on my daughters' hair and it is such a godsend! There were no struggles with tangled hair while getting ready for school in the morning! The girls decided we needed the full size bottle !

The Himalaya Baby Cream is such a staple in my home. Of course the kids use it. But it is my go-to as well for chapped hands and rough elbows. This cream will always have a place in my vanity!

The Oriflame Powershine Lipstick in Cocoa Burst has been a favourite. Its a rare lipstick that I have used up completely! The shade looked more brown in the tube, but on application it had a maroon undertone. The tiny shimmer particles in the lipstick gave the creamy, moisturising texture that extra kick. Sadly Oriflame does not carry this shade any more......

Avon's Touch by Black Suede is actually a men's fragrance, but not overpoweringly so. I liked using this roll-on deo. It has a soft musk smell with a hint of citrus. The product dried up immediately after application and there was no sticky after-feel. Good stuff!

Ayorma is a nice aromatherapy, ayurveda brand which had come out with some really nice skin care products. One of them is this face wash with spa oils. My oily face felt squeaky clean, but not stretchy after washing with this product. Best part? No parabens..... It is definitely a full size buy worthy!