Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, International beauty subscription bag, Lip Love

Be More Of Who You Are | April,2017

Hello Glamazons!

Today we will be reviewing the So Susan Lip Love Beauty Subscription bag for April,2017. Lip Love is a beauty subscription service which ships worldwide.

The Lip Love bag  comes at a subscription fee of $20.95 (USD) per month.This price includes the cost of shipping.

For the price of $21/- (almost) only you get 4-5 whimsically packaged products in a very pretty and whimsical makeup bag. Lip Love is a beauty subscription bag managed by So Susan Cosmetics so they decides on your products for the month.

No need to fill a preference questionnaire. Typically the products you receive are : eye shadows, mascaras, lip gloss or a lipstick etc.

This month Lip Love celebrated Goddesses! Not the religious ones though.

Image result for i only roll with goddesses
Image courtesy |

I read somewhere that empowered women, empower women. And I truly believe this.

And this is regardless of the setting whether in the workplace or the home front. An empowered housewife will empower her daughter of her daughter – in – law.

An empowered woman boss will empower her subordinate. When I look into my personal life I truly see this.

On the one hand I see my mother in law. She got married to my father – in – law at the tender age of 16.

How much do you really know about life at 16? Your husband then becomes your whole life and education takes a back seat.

But look at the repercussions in her life. All her life she has had to be dependent on her husband for everything.

Financially, emotionally every way. What would happen if he left her?

She has a son but the son too has his own life, so after the husband the son becomes the whole focus? Then what happens to the son’s life?

She has not been empowered a single day in her life. Hence she doesn’t empower me!

Not that I need her permission or her validation to be empowered! Coming from a different family, with a much higher level of education and a successful career I don’t succumb to her non empowerment.

And that’s the problem  in our relationship.The fact that I don’t succumb.

Some people might call it a generational gap! On the other hand I have my boss.

Also a woman. Shes empowered and doesn’t hold back on empowering me.

I owe a lot of my career success to her. Was it not for her, I would not get many opportunities or visibility.

This blog seems to have gone off on another tangent 😉 Coming back to this month’s Lip Love Bag.

Lip Love was doing make up bags in canvas with whimsical (almost juvenile!) prints though philosophical quotes. This time they seemed to be targeting a more mature audience.

From January I notice that they’ve changed the concept of the bag a bit.They still do the philosophical quote or statement, what with ‘Dream Big, Dare Greatly’ last month and ‘I Only Roll With Goddesses’  this month but they have changed up the print and the material of the bag.

There’s a motif on the bag much like last month.This time faces of women in pink against a white background.

The material is a kind of thick-ish faux leather as compared to the canvas though frankly that was quite interesting! Across the print are the words ‘I Only Roll With Goddesses.’

Have a look at the bag below:

Image result for information card lip love march 2017 so susan cosmetics
Image courtesy |

Now lets have a look at the products I received:

  1. Skinsider | Highlighter Pallete |So Susan | $42.00
Image result for skinsider highlighter palette
Image courtesy |

I’m not one for highlighters but I was still very excited to receive this product!I love the packaging of it.

Its so sleek and black and slim. I also love the colors, I feel the pans are too small too dip in for highlighting and I wonder if they can be doubled up as eye shadows.

It comes with a good sized built in mirror and has its own sponge applicator. Nine beautiful, shimmery shades with awesome pigmentation.

2. Liptensity Hydrating Lip Gloss| Jelly Pong Pong | In the shade ‘Curiousity’ | $14.00

Image courtesy |

I don’t like these lip glosses at all. First off, they have a weird detergent like smell.

Then the formula is patchy and does not apply evenly. It’s well pigmented and has good shine.

But that not enough for me.

3. Lip Pout | In the shade ‘Social Butterfly’ | So Susan | $19.00

Image courtesy |

These lipsticks are quite interesting for me. First of all the casing is made out of paper.

And then they have a whimsical print! The name of the shade also doesn’t give away the color.

4.Sugar Bunny Lip Scrub | Trifle Cosmetics | $17.95

Image result for sugar bunny lip scrub
Image courtesy | Trifle Cosmetics

This product has good pigmentation and I love the color as well. I think the color should work for all skin tones.

Again the problem that I have with it is the packaging. Why is it so juvenile?!

If I was to purchase this product from a store I would not purchase it due to the packaging alone! The outer part is still okay but the eye shadow pack itself is like toy/dolls makeup.

Is this product targeted at tweens? If Trifle Cosmetics ever reads this, then please know this is the only angst I have with your products.

Or let me know if I am not the target audience. Anyway, the total value of this bag totals to $116/- only.

And that’s my review. I hope you enjoyed reading this.

Today I have reached the magic number of 22 followers. Thank you if you helped me reach this number.

Help me reach my new target of 25 followers please. Like,comment,share and subscribe to this blog.

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

Much Love!


PS: Wanna subscribe to the Lip Love Bag? Click on:

Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, Face and body mask, International beauty subscription bag, Lip Monthly

Lip Monthly | March,2017

Image courtesy | Pintrest

Hello Glamazons!


I discovered an international subscription service which ships worldwide. Its called the Lip Monthly and is a God send for all those who love lip products.

For the price of $13/- only you get a total of 4 products in an adorable bag. 3 of the 4 products are lip related and one is non lip related.

Recently Lip Monthly has started allowing customizations. They send their subscribers an email to inform them that customization is open.

You simply log into your account access the customization link and choose the shade you want. Lip Monthly packages ship out by the 10th of every month.

You receive a tracking number with the shipment details, however it only shows entry into India through Mumbai, on the DHL website. The bag itself arrives in a wonderful gold bubble wrap lined envelope, which not only gives the goodies protection but also looks pretty.

The March Lip Monthly in all its goodness!

Image result for march 2017 lipmonthly
Image courtesy  | Wonder Of Glam

Have a look at the envelope it all comes in:

Image result for lip monthly packaging
Image courtesy |

Have a look at the very cute bag:

Image result for march 2017 lipmonthly
Image courtesy | Subscription Box Ramblings

In the bag is included an information card which lists out the products along with prices and sometimes the shade name.

Have a look at the card :

Image result for march 2017 lipmonthly
Image courtesy | Hello Subscription

Below is a list of the products I received :

Laritzy Liquid  Lipstick | In the shade ‘Lola’

Image courtesy |

Pucker up baby because this lipper feels good, looks good and is good for you! It also smells awesome!

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss | In the shade ‘Brooke’

Image result for evelyn iona lip gloss brooke
Image courtesy | Canadian Subscription Box Addict 

Evelyn Iona LIPGLOSS isn’t sticky-icky but instead creamy and lush, adding a plumpifying coat of goodness to your lips. In fact, you could even eat it – made from Bark Extract (tightens and plumps lips), Oregano (works as an antioxidant) Vitamin E (natural moisturizer), Coconut oil (helps fight signs of ageing) & Shea Butter (helps heal skin and improve its general appearance) and many other natural ingredients that are hydrating for your lips.

Coastal Scents Lipstick | In the shade ’06’

Coastal Scents Lipstick 06
Image courtesy |

This is a luscious lipstick in a creamy,shimmery shade. These lipsticks are paraben free.

Leaders USA Face Mask | In the variant ‘Caribbean Coconut Calming Mask’

Image result for caribbean coconut calming mask
Image courtesy|
This is my favorite product in the bag this month. 7 Wonders Caribbean Coconut Calming Mask is an advanced bio-cellulose mask that calms red and irritated skin and leaves skin soothed and refreshed.
This ones right up my alley as I do have redness on my face which I need to continuously cover up with foundation and I wonder how did Lip Monthly know what skin type I have.
They don’t make you fill a questionnaire.  Guess random selection just worked out for me.
Considering you pay only Rs.870/- for a monthly subscription (shipping is free world wide) you get 4 products worth Rs. 4,619/- only. The bag literally pays for itself 5 times over!!

So that my review.I hope you enjoyed reading this.

I am at 26 followers right now. Help me reach the magic number of 50 followers.

Please like, share, comment and subscribe to my blog.

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

Much Love!


PS: Wanna subscribe to Lip Monthly? Click on the link below:

This is a referral link so every time you buy using this link, I get a free bag or points to redeem products from the Lip Monthly online shop. If you are planning to sign up please do use this link so I may get free bags to review and post on this blog or redeem it for products to review on this blog.

Please also feel free to share this link with your friends. Spread the word.

Show Lip Monthly (and me) some love. Mwah!



Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, Face and body mask

French Red Clay | Clay Face Masque | Natural Bath & Body

Image result for french red clay face masque
Image courtesy |

Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing the French Red Clay, Clay face masque by Natural Bath & Body. The mask itself comes in an little, black tub.

I have the 15 gm size.This typically retails for approximately Rs.100/- only.

The website states, “Like the special clay masks that were a favorite with the egyptian goddess cleopatra, our french red clay mask never fails to soften your skin, preserve its complexion and impart a natural glow. It is a gentle paste of french red clay, which is an absolute powerhouse of iron and other minerals!”

Image result for french red clay face masque
Image courtesy |

I have used this product before I had received it as part of my first ever Fab Bag back in February,2016. This is one of my favorite face masks.

It’s best suited for normal to oily skin types, and it cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it highly refreshed and toned. The clay is blended with rose oil, virgin coconut oil and the balancing cedar wood essential oils.

As the oils further nourish the skin, turmeric powder and sandalwood give it a distinctive radiance. Reveal your best skin from head to toe through regular use of this masque.

This face mask while safe for regular use, is recommended twice or thrice a week. It protects the skin from harmful damage caused by free radicals and pollutants in the environment.

Image result for french red clay face masque
Image courtesy |

I tend to get redness and itchiness on  my face and this masqe takes care if that very well. The masque also minimizes pores and deep cleanses.

Over time it purifies the skin to bring out your natural luster and tone.Noteworthy ingredients are:

  1. Purified water
  2. Kaolin(healing clay mud) | Perfect for oily skin
  3. Fullers Earth | Also known as ‘Multani mitti’
  4. Virgin Coconut Oil  | It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal
  5. Gramflour | Fights pimples naturally
  6. Turmeric Powder | A natural antiseptic

You can upgrade this masks potential by:

  1. Bringing water to a gentle boil, and exposing your face to the steam.
  2. Allow 2-3 minutes for your pores to fully open.
  3. Immediately follow with mask application.
  4. Apply directly on skin avoiding any contact with the eyes
  5. Leave it on to dry for 15 minutes
  6. Wash off completely with water
Image result for french red clay face masque
Image courtesy |

While washing I found that because its clay based, its a bit slippery and slimy to wash off. I had to finally resort to a wash cloth to get it all off.

But I feel super clean!! had  blackheads on my nose and enlarged pores on my cheeks now they’re all gone!

I have a 15 gm tub tube so I don’t expect it to last that long (I apply face masks every weekend) but a little goes a long way, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth!

I will definitely buy the full size once this when gets over and will give it 4.5 stars on a 5 star rating scale.
Image result for french red clay face masque
Image courtesy |
So that’s it from me. Thank you for reading.
Please like and share this blog with your friends and loved ones. Help me reach the magical number of 25 followers.
And always, be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you!
PS: Want to try out this mask? Purchase it by clicking on:
Beauty product

Natural Bath & Body | Rose & Mint Hand Souffle

Image result for natural bath and body rose and mint hand souffle
Image courtesy |

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.” (

Image result for rose and mint hand souffle
Image courtesy |

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.

Image result for red roses
Image courtesy |

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.

Image result for red rose petals
Image courtesy |

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.
Image result for mint
Image courtesy |

And that’s my review!

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

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

PS: Want to try out this hand souffle? Purchase it by clicking on:
Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, Fab Bag

Pucker Up | Fab Bag | February,2017

Image result for fab bag february 2017
Image courtesy |

Hello Glamazons!

I have been subscribing off and on to Fab Bag. An Indian beauty subscription company.

You pay Rs.399/- only a month and in return, you receive three or four (sometimes five) exciting beauty products in a cute little pouch. Fab Bag usually sends out a text message or an e-mail indicating when the bag was shipped out,with tracking number details so you know to look out for it.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I had organized beauty boxes for all my women employees. I am in Human Resources and am responsible for employee engagement.

I had approached other beauty companies along with Fab Bag and they are the only ones that sent me a sample bag. I loved the stuff inside it and so here’s my review.

Usually, towards the end of the previous month, Fab Bag sends out an e-mail to its 3 to 6 month subscribers to choose the star product of the month.

Every month Fab Bag also features one star product. This month it was the latest product from Sugar Cosmetics.

I received:

  1. Moha Herbal Shower Gel | 30 ml | Price not known 
Image result for moha herbal shower gel
Image courtesy |

I am yet to use this product. It claims to contain Aloe for detoxification, Neem for antiseptic and anti fungal properties, Orange for a daily Vitamin C dose and Tea Tree for black head and pimple reduction.

It has a sweetish spa like fragrance which is very refreshing and ayurvedic. Usage of this product will render the skin soft supple and moisturized skin.


2. Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick | In the number 07 | Rs. 180/- 

Image result for seduction las vegas lipstick shade 07
Image courtesy |

Fab Bag subscribers got to choose this product in the month of February,2017. I have swatched this shade on myself and I find it suitable for daily, office wear.

I’m happy to receive this. The lipstick has good pigmentation and staying power.

It has a buttery formula which is fabulous for dry lips. The shade itself is an earthy red  with a hint of pink.


3. Ayorma | SPF 40 Sun Block | 10 gm 

Image result for ayorma sun block
Image courtesy |

This product is just right for the summers! I have used a night cream by Ayorma before and it has worked well for me.

This sun block claims to soothe skin irritations as well as optimizes the skin’s defense mechanism against environmental irritants. It has a quick absorbing formula which over time claims to  minimize imperfections and reduce melanin production.


Opulence Skin Essentials | Sugar | Face and Body Scrub | 100 gms Rs.500/-

Image result for opulence face and body scrub
Image courtesy |

This product is made of pure and premium quality organic brown sugar and essential oils. It nourishes your skin and helps you unwind from a long and tiring day.

The sugar dissolves as you scrub this product into your skin. I wouldn’t recommend it for the face though.

I love all the ingredients it contains sugar,honey,papaya extract,almond oil,mandarin oil,wheat germ oil extract,jojoba oil,avocado oil,sandalwood.

And last but not the least the star product:

Sugar Cosmetics | Smudge Me Not Lipstick | In the shade ’10 Drop Dead Red’

Image result for smudge me not lipstick
Image courtesy |

I love red so I think providence has a huge hand to play in me receiving this shade! This lipsticks goes on matte and is available at Rs. 499/- only

I think they are quite affordable. This shade is a “showstopper red that will never go out of style.

Drop Dead Red is your weapon of choice if you’re ready to make a statement wherever you go and a bold one at that!” (

Have a look at the make up bag:

Image result for fab bag february 2017
Image courtesy |

Fab Bag usually asks its 3 and 6 month subscribers to choose the bag that the goodies will arrive in. Having watched videos of previous Fab Bags, it was evident that these were old bags.

However, one of the options was also the bag for the current month. I have received the current months bag and I loved it!!

Made of a sort of faux leather, it has a cream background with the Fab Bag tag on the side of the bag. It has prints of lip glosses, lip gloss wands and lip prints in a lovely purple and a fuchsia pink.

Very much in keeping with the ‘Pucker Up’ theme. I think this is in line with Valentine’s Day.

I love this bag and will not be able to bring myself to give it away. My first bag Fab Bag ever was cute but thereafter I wasn’t impressed except for the June and July bags and now this one.

Overall I loved the Fab Bag this month. My favorite product was the ‘Drop Dead Red’ lipstick.

So that’s my review. Thank you for reading.

Be kind to yourself , ‘coz there’s no one like you 🙂

Much love!


PS: Wish to subscribe to Fab Bag? Click on the link below:

Beauty subscription bag, Birchbox, International beauty subscription bag

Liz Earle |Cleanse & Polish | Hot Cloth Cleanser

16-08-02 396461-Liz Earle-01-MAIN-BT_SPS50-01
Liz Earle | Cleanse & Polish | Hot Cloth Cleanser | Image courtesy

Hello Glamazons!

Today I will be reviewing, Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, Hot Cloth Cleanser.  I received it in my September,2016 Birchbox.

The cleanser came as a set , it had a 30 ml tube of cleanser along with a muslin cloth. A full size of this set retails for anything in between EUR 9 to EUR 39.

I was reading up a bit about this brand and here’s some information about them. “Founded in 1995, Liz Earle is a British beauty brand with years of botanical expertise.”


The Liz Earle ‘Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser’ has won more than 100 awards
200 ml tube| Image courtesy

“Since day one, when close friends Liz and Kim founded the company here on the Isle of Wight, exceptional service and honest, expert advice have been at the heart of everything we do.”

They use only the finest quality of natural active ingredients and offer a range of skin, hair, body care and make up. Their products work for all ages, life stages and skin types.

This is a starter kit and is the perfect foundation of fabulous skin! This cleanser contains cocoa butter, rosemary, chamomile, beeswax,glycerin, Hops extract,  and eucalyptus.

Buy Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, 100ml with 2 Muslin Cloths Online at
100 ml bottle | Image courtesy



The Liz Earle cleanser is also the best preparation for the next step in your beauty routine. It helps to soften, smooth, moisturize, tone, soothe and purify the skin.

Talk about an action packed cleanser! Indeed a multi tasker!

The cleanser has a rich, creamy texture. It deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up.


Did you know that this product is a multi award-winning cleanser? This British beauty essential could soon become the cornerstone of your daily beauty routine.

Used with the muslin cloth, it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer and brighter-looking skin.

It leaves the skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean. Regular use will reveal radiant skin.



How to use Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser : 

  1. Massage onto dry skin over your face and neck, finishing over your eye area.
  2. Rinse the pure cotton cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently polishing off the cream.
  3. Finish by splashing your face with cool water.
  4. Use daily morning and nightI have modified my usage of this a little as I tend to wear either a BB cream or a foundation so I start off rinsing off my make up with clean water and then start the application of the cream. The muslin cloth actually helps a lot.

    Its not very rough like say a loofah so no tears on the skin leading to burns. I use it during my shower.

    I usually have a hot shower so the steam opens up the pores and its easier to spread the cream. Though the cream claims to be suitable for all skin types, I am yet to ascertain that for oily skin.



    I like cleansers that give a squeaky clean feel after rinsing. This one washes off creamy.

    I feel its best suited for people with dry or normal skin. And that’s my review!

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!!

PS: Want to try out this cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser? Purchase them by clicking on:
Beauty product, Beauty subscription bag, Birchbox, International beauty subscription bag

Go forth and multitask | Birchbox | September,2016

Birchbox | Image courtesy

Hello Glamazons!

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

This box 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.

Box | Birchbox

Below is a list of the products I received :

Image result for avene thermal spring water
Thermal spring water | Image courtesy
  1. Avene | Thermal Spring Water | $14

This hydrating mist can be used as a toner, a mid day refresher, or to clm stressed skin. Its also a great product to set make up. Ideal for the most sensitive skin and intolerant skin. It can even be used on skin that has just been epilated or in case of any other hair removal treatment.

Image result for evo easy tiger
Straightening balm | Image courtesy

2. Evo | Easy Tiger Straightening Balm | $25

This styling balm takes care of any frizz, flyaways, and poofiness by infusing hair with extreme moisture. This product tames curls and flyaways with weighted conditioning. Suitable for all hair types, especially thick coarse hair.

Image result for klorane dry shampoo
Dry shampoo | Image courtesy

3. Klorane | Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk | Natural Tint | $20

Naturally tinted for brunettes, this formula absorbs grease and revives second day hair with soothing oat milk. This dry shampoo contains softening and protective oat extract. It penetrates the hair absorbing dirt and hair products when sprayed on.


Image result for liz earle cleanse and polish set

Hot cleanser | Image courtesy

4. Liz Earle | Cleanse & Polish | Hot Cloth Cleanser | $25.50

This creamy cleanser sweeps away dirt and makeup while gently exfoliating. This tube came with a polishing cloth. after massaging the cream onto face, dip the cloth in warm water and wipe off cream in circular motions. “Regular and thorough cleansing and use will ensure beautifully clean and radiant skin.

Image result for milk makeup perk
Lip + Cheek stain | Image courtesy

5. Milk Makeup | Lip + Cheek | Perk | $24

This lip and cheek stick with Milk Melt Technology melts on contact with body heat for sheer, buildable, fuss free color, that you can apply even woth your eyes closed. Created with mango butter, peach nectar and avocado oil, this product provides a hint of color that is rich and creamy. Perk is a beautiful color on the lips and as a blush.

So that my review on Birchbox, September,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.

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! 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!


PS: Wanna subscribe to Birchbox? Click on the link below:

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.

Please also feel free to share this link with your friends. Spread the word.