Beauty product

Natural Bath & Body | Rose & Mint Hand Souffle

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Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing, the Natural Bath & Body Co.s Rose and Mint Hand Souffle. I received it in my March, 2017 MSM Style Box.

I have the 50 gm tub which  retails for Rs.275/- only. “For the daily rigor that our hands go through they deserve the advanced treatment that Natural Bath & Body stimulating cream provides.

Enriched with fusion of organic and natural butters that protects and deeply hydrates the skin. It has a Soothing scent of freshly plucked Rose petals and a hint of garden Mint is pure decadence.” ( Nykaa.com)

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Let me start with the scent. It reminded me of a face mask of a cheap beauty parlor.

Frankly, I was expecting something a little more exotic. Though I have to say I love the color and texture of this product.

The packaging could be a little more “rose-y”. They have been stingy with the roses.

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This product also claims to be an effective, heavy hand cream/souffle (explains the light texture) that softens dry skin, chapped cuticles and callused heels. Its enriched with the goodness of rose petals and fresh mint.

Its summers here now and I have been using a lot of this cream and I have found that it not only protects the skin from dryness, but also nourishes and deeply hydrates the skin. This product is also paraben free.

I was looking up parabens and their effects on the skin and here’s some information. Parabens can cause allergic reactions and breast cancer.

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I was reading up a bit about this brand and came to know that Natural Bath & Body makes a wide range of unique organic skin care, bath and body products. Their products are manufactured using only “natural essential oils and botanical extracts and are a perfect blend of ancient Ayurvedic concepts, modern technology and creativity.

All their products are made with high quality, exotic ingredients, superior hygiene standards and are absolutely safe to use.”

How to use Rose& Mint Hand Souffle : 

  1. Smooth over hands after washing. Use as often as required.
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And that’s my review!

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Help me reach the magic number of 25 followers. And always, be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you! Mwah!!

Love,
YLT
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Wilma Schumann Skin Care |Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads

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Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing , Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads. I received it in my August,2016 Birchbox.

The eyepads comes in a white and purple pack. And I have 2 eyepads in this pack. A fullsize of these eyepads usually retails for $18/- (USD).

This is a sample pack. These 100%collagen eyepads hydrate the under eye area and ease puffiness.

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I tried this out and it felt really awesome! The pack is easy to open and consists of a tray with 2 white, slimy, rubbery eyepads soaking wet in a liquid.

The liquid itself smelt like roses. I checked for the ingredients and sure enough it contained Rosa Rugosa (Rose) flower extract which acts as an anti inflammatory apart from just smelling good!

It also contains hydrolyzed collagen so lets find put what it is and what it does. Because on this blog not only do you get reviews but also get bit of a sciency update.

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So I did a bit of research and apparently “Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that is derived from bovine bone and cartilage. (That means cow bone and cartilage!) Usually, the bone is crushed, ground, defatted, soaked in acid to remove the calcium, soaked again to break the collagen bonds and then dehydrated.”

Use of hydrolyzed collagen in cosmetics aids in moisturization. Hence when used in eye pads and then applied on the under eye area, the under eye area would be moisturized.

So I used it an as per instruction stuck it under my eyes and it felt cool and slimy to the touch. It also kept sliding off!

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Another thing I noticed was the size of these eyepads. I think they’ve made a one size fits all.

For me they were fairly large.After use my under eye area felt slightly taut.

However, whether it will remain as is, is yet to be seen.

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How to use Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads: 

  1. Cleanse the area around the eyes thoroughly.
  2. Open foil pack and immediately apply one pad beneath each eye.
  3. Apply evenly to ensure a good contact with the skin.
  4. Leave on for 20 minutes.
  5. Peel and dispose. Do not reuse.

Post application I had a shower and am now writing this review. On hindsight I should have lied down while using the product.

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Which will be my recommendation to you. All in all this is a great, relaxing product.

It would be soothing and refreshing for the eyes after a long day or a sleepless night. So that’s it from me.

Thank you for reading. Please like,comment,subscribe and share this blog with your friends and loved ones.

And always, be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you! Mwah!!

Love,
YLT
PS: Want to try out these eyepads? Purchase them by clicking on:
 https://www.birchbox.com/shop/wilma-schumann-skin-care-hydrating-collagen-eye-pads
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Endless Summer | Birchbox | August,2016

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Hello Glamazons!

I discovered an international subscription service which doesn’t ships worldwide. Its called Birchbox.

Birchbox is ” the brainchild of two friends with a love of the internet and an itch to create a better way to shop for beauty products. Katia and Hayley envisioned a way for customers—just like themselves—to easily and efficiently try, learn about, and purchase beauty products online.”

For the price of $10/- only you get a total of 5 products in an adorable box. The products range from makeup removal, make up, hair care, and skincare,

Typically the package ships out by the 10th of every month, you receive a tracking number with the shipment details.

 

Have a look at the very cute box.

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Below is a list of the products I received :

  1. Juice Beauty | Cleansing Milk | Full size | $22
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Thanks to a vitamin rich formula of plant based ingredients (like raspberry, aloe and grape juice) this milky face cleaner melts away makeup, hydrates and soothes irritation. It has a creamy consistency and deeply cleanses the skin.

Its well suited for normal, aging, or sensitive skin and is an excellent toner. It replenishes the skin with its botanical extracts and feeds the skin with rich nutrients of vitamins C, B5.

2. PARLOR | Jeff Chastain | Smoothing Blowout-Spray | Full size | $24

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This celeb stylist lightweight spritz adds instant volume and luster while protecting hair from heat damage.  This product is exclusive to Birchbox.

I tend to blow dry my hair on weekdays. On weekends though I can see all the damage my hair has gone through through out the work week

You’re supposed to spray this product into wet hair and let it sit for a minute or two. After this you blow dry as usual.

The results are that the hair is much softer and full of volume! That totally works for me as I have thin limp hair which needs all the volume it can get.

Since I blow dry my hair almost every day a product like this is going to quickly become a staple for me. The smell is amazing as well!

A definite must-have for anyone who blow dries their hair a lot or uses other product that provide heat damage.

3. Real Chemistry | Luminous 3-Minute Peel | Full -size | $48

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“Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel removes large amounts of excess, dead epidermal cells in seconds. As the synergistic blend of ingredients is gently massaged into the skin, solids form under the fingertips. “

This product claims not to irritate the skin like regular chemical peels. It seems to be a God send for all those who expect instant gratification from their beauty products.

Once a week usage of this product is recommended.

4. Wilma Schumann Skin Care | Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads | Full – size | $18

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Eye pads | Image courtesy makeupandbeauty.com

These pads are meant to plump, hydrate and restore while enhancing eye contour gently and naturally. Instructions from Birchbox on how to use: “After cleansing, open foil pack and immediately apply one pad beneath each eye. Apply evenly to ensure a good contact with the skin. Leave on for 20 minutes then peel and dispose.”

I am going to try these out right after I finish this blog. Will be writing a separate review about it.

So that my review on Birchbox, August,2016. They messed up my order quite a bit.

I subscribed to them in July,2016. I never received that box so I reported it.

They sent me a complimentary box instead. This is the complimentary box however it is not in keeping with the theme Birchbox has running for August,2016.

Also, they include a product card in every box. As per the card I was supposed to receive 5 products.

The 4 that I have written about and one more which was supposed to be a MAKE | Silk cream lipstick in the shade ‘Taffy’. I never received it!

I have now unsubscribed and anyway they don’t ship worldwide. I was spending a lot just to get this box imported into the country.

So good! No spending unnecessarily on boxes that don’t have good service to begin with!

Hope you enjoyed reading this review. Thank you for your time and remember to be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you.

Much Love!

 

YLT

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This is a referral link so every time you buy using this link, I get a free box or points to redeem products . If you are planning to sign up please do use this link so I may get free boxes to review.

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Mwah!