Friday, February 19, 2016

New Launches from Himalaya Herbals - Premium Face Creams

Hi Everyone,

Himalaya Herbals has recently launched a new range of their skin creams! While they're currently on my testing table, you can expect reviews in the weeks to come!

Can you guess which ones I'm really starting to like? ;-)

Until the next post, Ciao..!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

L’Oreal Go 360 Clean Facial Cleanser For Sensitive Skin - Review

Hi Everyone,

I had run out of my Biotique cleanser (reviewed HERE) & wanted to try out something new. Since there was an offer going on at the New U store I visited, I thought of trying the Loreal skincare range. It's not like I have extremely sensitive skin, but when I wanted to try something for the first time, I figured it should be mild & something that won't send my skin into sudden shock lol ;-).That's how I got introduced to the L’Oreal Go 360 Clean Facial Cleanser For Sensitive Skin.

 Price: Rs.399/- for 178ml


Packaging: The L’Oreal Go 360 Clean Facial Cleanser For Sensitive Skin comes packaged in a white & soft blue bottle, with an attached blue scrublet. The packaging is nice & travel-friendly. Although I had covered it up before travel, the bottle didn't leak as the cap on it shuts tightly.

My Experience:

Cleanser - The cleanser has a runny consistency & is really gentle on the skin. The company claims it to be fragrance-free, but the cleanser does have a slight fragrance to it. It actually deep-cleanses the skin & leaves it feeling smooth & moisturised. Recently, I've been liking cleansers that do that, so in case I forget to moisturize, my skin doesn't feel dry & stretchy. The pores of my skin (mainly in the T-zone) don't look visibly smaller, as per the claims... I think that's taking it too far ;-) but the skin is left feeling deeply cleansed & hydrated.

Scrublet - I've got to be honest, that this lil rubber scrublet got me all curious about the product. I'd never seen anything like it before :-) It's a lil handy tool that is soft enough for everyday use & great for travelling. It's 'silicon-y' rubber bristles are great for gentle exfoliation. You all know my love for multitasking products & I feel once the cleanser is over, this cute scrublet would be great for washing my makeup brushes :-). "Don't lose it, RE-USE it!" lol I'm watching too much of those 'Paw Patrol' cartoons with my lil man!

Excuse the chipped nail polish ;-)
How I use the product - I squeeze a small amount of cleanser directly on the scrublet & apply it to my face. The circular motions of the scrublet help spread the cleanser on the face. It doesn't foam up like a normal face wash but the 'soapy' texture helps unclog pores & deep clean them. I have also tried the cleanser for 'makeup removal' & it does a great job at that! It was also able to remove waterproof mascara too, which gets it a big 'thumbs-up' from me! :-) (Avoid using the scrublet on the eyes; remove mascara slowly by rubbing the lashes between your fingers).

This is my first skincare product from L'Oreal & I'm pretty impressed by it. I don't see any 'con' as such in this product, just that it's slightly expensive for a cleanser. But if you're looking for something mild for daily cleansing that can also double up as a makeup cleanser, give the L’Oreal Go 360 Clean Facial Cleanser, a shot. There are different variants in the same range & you can pick one that's most suitable for your skin type.

Hope you liked this review. Until the next post, Ciao!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Nivea Men After Shave Balm (Sensitive) - Review

Hi Everyone,

You must be wondering why a product primarily used by men, is on my lil beauty blog? Well, here's why ;-)

Firstly, a mini-disclaimer - #YouTubeMadeMeBuyIt Lol...yes it did, I swear! If you watch Nikkie Tutorials Youtube videos, you'd know what I'm talking about ;-) One of my favourite videos on her channel is the 'Power of Makeup' video - HERE. Nikkie was the very first YouTuber to have used the Nivea Men After Shave Balm as a 'primer' underneath the makeup & told us all that this lil wonder really works! Ready for MY quick review now? Alright, here we go...

Price: Rs.235/-. 

My experience: The Nivea Men After Shave Balm (Sensitive) has a lotion-like consistency. It's quickly absorbed by the skin, leaving it soft & smooth. I love it's non-greasy, 0% alchohol formula as it keeps my skin oil-free :-) So, here are some ways that I use the balm - 

1. As a simple, after-shower lotion on the face - Thanks to the Chamomile & Hamamelis (Witch-hazel) in the formula, the balm calms the skin after a hot shower. I notice reduced redness on my cheeks & thanks to it, I don't appear perpetually 'flushed' throughout the day. :-) It also moisturizes my skin to a certain extent however keeps my skin oil-free for up to 4-5 hrs.

2. As a 'Makeup Primer' - I admit I was a little surprised when the beauty channels on YouTube mentioned that it was great as a primer. I thought here we go...another trend for a lil while...but I bought this on a whim to test out & Boy! are they right or what? This balm not only ensures that my BB cream or Foundation goes on smoothly, it also helps them stay there without melting off. As a primer, the Nivea Men After Shave Balm (Sensitive), helps my base makeup to stay on for a good 5-6 hrs. 

3. As an actual after-shave balm - I'm a busy mommy too & there are times when waxing appointments, seem like a distant possibility. So, my trusty 'ol Venus razor comes to my rescue. Post shaving, the Nivea Men After Shave Balm is great to clam the skin down & restore moisture. Bye-bye redness & open pores! 

So if you are someone who is totally cool about scouring your partner's skincare cabinet, then you MUST try this product out! :-) 

Hope you liked this review. Until the next post... Ciao!!!