From Sag to Fab ! with Palmer’s.

Merry Christmas my loves ! Hope you all had so much fun. Mm, its been quite long writing on the blog, it feels so good to share an amazing write up today. If you read my Title, it says ” From Sag to Fab!” – Do you have any idea what does it mean ? Well, its all about from being saggy ( sag) to fabulous (fab). Interesting right ???

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BRAND LINE : Cocoa Butter Formula

KEY INGREDIENTS : Shea Butter , Collagen , Elastin & Argan oil.

  • SPECIAL FEATURES : Firm and tone your bust even after pregnancy and weight loss.
  • The cream looks like a gel, that gets easily absorbed.
  • Unique blend of cocoa butter , Shea Butter , sweet almond oil, argan oil and Vitamin E to maximize Moisturization.
  • Collagen & Elastin help restructure the Elastic fibers and increase tone and firmness.

MY EXPERIENCE : As a XXL girl, stretch marks and saggy skin are my absolute enemy and this product promised a lot for my skin. When you’re overweight, your boob get a lot more unwanted friends on them then usual, so I wanted to get this to try it out. The formula of this is really thick and creamy, not so thick greasy ones, more of a gel and goes on like a treat. It’s so easy to apply and sinks into the skin faster . It also makes my skin feel extremely soft and smooth. thanks to these exclusive ingredients of Palmer’s , as these ingredients work together to firm, tone and help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and I can honestly say it works wonders. It hasn’t tightened my bust like it claims, but it has reduced the appearance of my stretch marks and made my skin feel super soft afterwards.  With constant usage, I am very sure of having that sexy firm & toned bust. I have always dreamt of Boob job, to be very honest , but I don’t get a Green Sign from my beloved man, as they’re not natural ! Now there’s a FIX !

BRAND LINE : cocoa Butter Formula

KEY INGREDIENTS : Cocoa Butter , Elastin , Shea butter .

  • SPECIAL FEATURES : Designed to restore your body to original firmness.
  • Ginseng and Vitamin E help nourish and rejuvenate tired skin.
  • Co Enzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that stimulates skin cells to tone and smooth the skin.

MY EXPERIENCE : I’ve been using this nightly for a week , and the pump action makes it even easier to use and my skin’s never felt better. It’s soft, smooth and my ‘dry’ patches are gone. I can honestly say I love this product 100 %. Again, I’ve seen no tightening of the skin , but I may not have been using it long enough for it to work, but it does an amazing job at hydrating the skin and making it feel beautiful! BECAUSE OF THE DRY SKIN, IT MADE ME STRETCH MARKS APPEAR MORE DOMINANT , BUT AFTER USING THIS IT MADE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE.

FIRMING LOTION – A TINY PART OF THE STRETCH MARKS ON MY TUMMY.

As you can see the above pictures, I do have some stretch marks on my skin, due to weight loss that I’m currently undergoing. Though I have lost some inches , I can see the marks more visible. And as promised this cream has been the best to treat them , HYDRATE , SMOOTH THE SKIN AND REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS – VOILA !

A few more additional information for you , if you’re lactating mothers.

CAN I USE THE BUST CREAM DURING BREASTFEEDING ? Absolutely , YES ! Just wash the cream off , and its safe . No Parabens, no chemicals and hypoallergenic.

CAN THE CREAM GIVE GOOD RESULTS ON FIRMING THE BEST ? Yes, not quickly within a short span, continued use will definitely fetch good results.

WHAT ELSE DOES THE CREAM DO OTHER THAN FIRMING ? Moisturize the skin well, and stays hydrated.

Both of these products are amazing. I can’t praise them anymore. They’re the best body moisturizers I’ve used and I think I’ll have to repurchase these when I run out because they are fab! And Palmer’s products are always available at Boots Pharmacy, and Carrefour UAE.

Have you tried them ?

xoxo , priya

A PERFECT MOISTURE – INTENSIVE TREATMENT FOR THE HAIR with PALMER’S.

Hello lovelies!

Today I thought I would do a product review! The Palmer’s coconut oil formula deep conditioning protein pack & Olive Oil deep conditioning pack (quite the mouthful).

About Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Protein Pack:

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Range: Palmer’s Coconut oil Formula, for Dry , Damaged or Color Treated Hair. 

Benefits: Formulated with Pure Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E to restore and replenish hair that is in need of more than just your daily conditioner. Perfect for over processed and damaged hair. Convenient travel size.

Texture and formula :  I’ve dipped into it a few times and have been quite impressed with it. It doesn’t weigh down my baby fine, tangle-prone colour treated hair in the least but leaves it easy to brush while wet and looking healthy and sleek while dry. I also adore it’s subtle and beachy coconut scent that smells just like the yummy coconut ice cream .

Why do I love it ? 

If you like deep conditioning like me, I would say go for packs with simpler details, I have tried many and I find the more fancy they are, the more chemicals they have. A simple coconut formula would do wonders for you rather than the fancy Moroccan oils. I trust the Indian sensibility of its love for coconut oils and try sticking to that for pro-longed benefits. It keeps my hair healthy and strong. I am facing a terrible hair fall, maybe due to weather change, and my thyroid disorders and I always catch myself collecting my hair from everywhere and it is kind of depressing. I decided to opt for some deep conditioning to keep my hair stronger and nourished.

Over all, the product has a nice coconut fragrance, nothing over powering and it does not make my hair scalp oily. Although expect oiliness to crop up after a day, as it is a deep conditioning pack.

PALMER’S OLIVE OIL FORMULA DEEP CONDITIONER 

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Range: Palmer’s Olive  oil Formula , for Frizz -Prone Hair. 

Benefits : Formulated with Jamaican Black Castor Oil , Vitamin E which helps relieve dry itchy scalp while protecting hair from styling damage. Convenient travel size. 

Texture and Formula : This deep conditioner has a rich and creamy texture with medium consistency. The consistency makes it easy to spread among each hair strand. It has pale pistachio color and a mild fragrance to it. The fragrance is subtle and does not irritate the nose. It kind of lingers around after using the conditioner.

Why do I love it ?

To use, I take an appropriate amount to cover my hair with the conditioner. The quantity to use will also depend on how frizzy  your hair is. I apply it all over my hair, starting from mid-length to the ends, concentrating on the ends. Then, I use a wide-toothed comb ( Palmer’s wide tooth hair comb ) to distribute the product evenly. The product gets distributed evenly without any difficulty.

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Post rinsing, it makes hair super smooth and soft. There is no roughness that can be felt after rinsing the deep conditioner. After washing my hair, I let it air dry. The application of this conditioner makes the detangling process easier as there are minimal knots. It keeps the dry ends hydrated and moisturized, preventing further damage. 

It also helps in controlling the frizz to an extent and makes hair more manageable. As it makes hair smooth and manageable, the styling also becomes easier.

The Palmer’s wide tooth comb or a small size hair massage comb is great during applying the hair pack , as you can comb your hair without leading to knots, and a great way of stimulating the hair follicles provides a good blood circulation to your scalp, thereby making the hair mask session completely worth while. 

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And now, for the Extra Details :

  • These are 60g packets and I definitely suggest using only half of the packet. I used a whole one first up and found it was just way too much.
    I didn’t find it weighed down my hair at all or left it greasy and the smell lasts for AGES in your hair which I really loved.
  • These are available at selected @BootsMiddle East , @Carrefour UAE and few other leading hypermarkets and super markets.
  • The price of these are AED 12 for a 60g packet.
  • And I definitely recommend these products for my friends and family. 

Overall, it is a good buy for dry /  damaged / color treated and frizzy  hair. I like the results after using this deep conditioner. It makes hair softer, smoother and more manageable while controlling frizz up to an extent. It also leads to less hair breakage. However, to achieve the best results, a generous amount is needed based on how dry your hair is.

It’s not going to bring seriously damaged hair back from the dead, but if you’re looking for a cheap as chips hydrating hair mask that likes to travel, know that this guy’s a goodie.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite hair mask is.

until then

xoxo

priya

 

GOSH DONODERM CLEANSING MOUSSE – REVIEW

Hello loves, hope you are all doing good ! Today I’m coming up with an interesting skincare post. We all know, how much we love our cleanser, cos we only need a clean face without anything. keep reading more, to find out why I absolutely love GOSH DONODERM CLEANSING MOUSSE. 

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At the end of a long day, nothing feels quite as good as cleansing your face. Removing every trace of dirt, sweat and makeup allows the skin to breathe, repair and renew itself. 

With so many cleansing options available,  knowing the difference between each type allows you to filter your options and makes the hunt for the perfect cleanser a whole lot easier. If you have a normal skin type, feel free to try any type of cleanser as long as your skin tolerates it.

There are 5 different types of cleansers:

  1. Gel cleansers – Gel cleansers are clear and, as the name suggests, have a gel-like consistency. Generally designed for deep cleansing, they are effective at de congesting clogged pores, removing excess oil and killing acne-causing bacteria, thanks to their antiseptic and exfoliating properties. Best suited for Oily & combination skin. 
  2. Foam cleansers – Foam cleansers are lightweight cleansers that start out as cream or gel and burst into a rich, foamy lather. This type of cleanser removes excess oil as effectively as gel cleansers. Best suited for oily and combination skin.
  3. Cream cleansers – Cream cleansers are usually thick, creamy and contain moisturizing ingredients like botanical oils. They gently cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Cream cleansers can also come in the form of milk or lotion. Best suited for dry skin.
  4. Oily cleansers – Washing your skin with oil may sound like a recipe for breakouts, especially if you have oily skin, but most experts disagree. An oil cleanser is a gentle way of removing pore-clogging , including waterproof makeup , without drying your skin. Best suited for all skin types.
  5. Clay cleansers – Known for their absorbing power, clay cleansers purify your skin by drawing out excess oil and toxins from your pores. Best suited for oily and combination skin. 

Me, being a Oily and combination skin, I absolutely prefer foam cleansers. So, here’s my complete review of GOSH DONODERM CLEANSING MOUSSE after putting it to use for 2 weeks. 

PACKAGING & TEXTURE : 

The ultra gentle cleansing mousse comes with a smart pump applicator to produce  a soft cloud of foam that gently cleanses skin and leaves it hydrated. 

The texture is ultra light, just a bunch  of bubbles  with NO FRAGRANCE. 

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Why I prefer using this  ? 

  • This is an ultra light foaming cleanser , that is ideal for oily and combination skin.
  • Both men and women can use this mousse.
  • They are also suited well for acne skin , as this regulates sebum production .
  • Effectively removes make up, even waterproof makeup.
  • Leaves the skin perfectly clean with a Matt finish. 
  • Upon continuous usage of this cleanser, reduces the oil and shine on the face.
  • I couldn’t see much results on my pores, however I feel upon consistent use definitely there might be reduction in the size of pores as well.
  • Perfectly suitable for men , as men tend to have extreme skin tones – too dry or too oily.
  • These can be used by people having normal skin tone as well.
  • People with dry skin , will not see much visible effects. It may or may not work.

Trust, the above listed statements is enough to prove for my perfect choice of cleanser. 

Gosh has come up with a complete skin care range for both men and women that includes many amazing products, Micellar cleansing Water , Micellar cleaning wipes , Prime ‘N Refresh eye cream , 24 h Moisture gel , 24 h Moisture cream , Collagen booster serum , vitamin complex serum , T-zone refining serum, Prime ‘N Set spray , Hand & Nail cream, Micellar cleansing water and cleansing mousse. 

Follow @Gosharabia to keep yourself updated with the latest products.

what do you think of the foam cleanser ? whats your type of cleanser ? Let me know…

xoxo

priya

Review : Max Factor Color Elixir Lipsticks

Hey my loves, today I am back with another pretty lipsticks from Max Factor. This is the first time ever I tried these lipsticks, and I’m shocked to see myself getting addicted to it. To know more, why I’ll love ? please keep reading !

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These are the MAX FACTOR COLOR ENRICH LIPSTICKS. In addition to this, I will also be reviewing their VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK.

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PACKAGING : Max Factor Color Elixir Lipstick come in a glossy gold body. the packaging is really good. The lipstick case comes with the color of the lipstick at the bottom. They also have the name and the code number of the shade printed at the bottom. The cap clicks tight, and that makes it very travel friendly. Overall , the golden color gives it a very classy and stylish look.

Only one lipstick has a black case, but it looks so classy as well !

Now, lets look at the each shade !

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From L to R : 25 Pink Blush , 825 Pink Brandy , 827 Bewitching Coral , 685 Mulberry.

Lipstick 685 Mulberry – As the name says, it is a pretty deep berry pink with hint of red undertones. It will suit well for all the skin tones. The lipstick is bright and doesn’t come out very deep as it looks in the tube. The shade has very fine shimmer particles on the tube which is really not noticeable on the lips, but it does help in adding a gorgeous sheen to the lips. 

Lipstick 827 Bewitching Coral – It is a pretty light coral shade, with a hint of pink & orange. It is such a flattering shade for summer especially. And the color would look great on fair and medium skin tones. For darker skin tones, pairing up with slightly darker lip liner will be really good. Or topping with other color and mixing two different colors can be a great choice of application. 

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Lipstick 825 Pink Brandy – Oh, what can I say about this shade? A beautiful pink mauve shade, exceptionally good to wear for summer. This would absolutely go well on Fair, Medium and darker skin tones as well. It is a mid , not that too Barbie pink or very light one. You all know, wearing the perfect pink lipstick, is quite a hard choice, but this color adapts most of the skin tone.

Lipstick 25 Pink blush – If you want to have a moisturizing feel and matte finish for a striking lip look , then you for this ! Its a gorgeous dark pink color, that would look great on all skin tones. 

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From Top to Bottom : 25 Pink Blush , 825 Pink Brandy , 827 Bewitching coral , 685 Mulberry.

TEXTURE: The lipstick has a very soft and creamy texture. It glides effortlessly on the lips.  Because of the creamy texture, you can easily skip a lip balm prior to application of this lipstick. 

The formula of the lipstick doesn’t settle onto fine lines or accentuate dryness on my lips. I really feel very light on my lips. And these lipsticks have faint vanilla fragrance, which fades slowly on application. 

WEAR ABILITY : All these lipsticks have a soft matte finish, and are infused with oils and butters and that the color glides smoothly across the lips. Is this accurate ? Its a resounding YES from me ! I found these very easy to apply. they don’t dry to that matte finish, that can leave you uncomfortable. Instead they dry to a soft sheen that allows you to move your lips without cracking. The colour pay off on the lip is just as pigmented as my arm swatches. So far so good. 

BEST TIPS FOR APPLICATION :

  • Apply color to your lip brush from the base of your lipstick.
  • Use the lip brush to fill in your lips.
  • Blot with a tissue and reapply.
  • Use Translucent powder between coats for longer lasting lipstick.  

Overall , The color stayed on my lips for about good 4 hours, without any touch ups. And this might differ from person to person. It feels very light on my lips, moisturizing ,with smooth and creamy formula.

This was sent to me a Sample PR package. And I would not hesitate to repurchase these when needed. The price point is affordable AED 70 – AED 80 range. You may also find them at local boots pharmacy. 

It can also be availed from Max , Lifestyle stores , center point as well. 

XO

Priya

The Gift from Sephora…

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Hi my loves, hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Are you seeing some tiny black case of sephora ? Can you guess it, what it is??? If you said Blush, Well Done !  Continue reading “The Gift from Sephora…”

Himalaya Herbals FAIRNESS CREAM Review

Hey my loves, hope you are all doing well ! Today I will be reviewing the Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream ! I have never tried fairness cream in my life. This is the first time ever, trying out. I don’t believe in using the fairness cream from my original skin color to Absolute Fairness, which people commonly tend to misunderstand.

WHAT IS FAIRNESS CREAM ACCORDING TO ME ? 

 I use fairness cream as anti-blemish cream. I have observed that fairness creams can be used to reduce dark patches, scars and tan. But one must be careful while buying a fairness cream, because most of the creams use bleaching agents and other harmful chemicals to keep their promise of “visible fairness within a fortnight”, which can not be true. Himalaya herbal is a well-known brand which is famous for some really good products at much lower prices than some other high-end brands. I trust  Himalaya herbal!

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WHAT DOES THE PRODUCT CLAIM ?

An advanced formula enriched with a Phyto-Vitamin complex, containing a combination of ALFA ALFA , SAFFRON and other essential vitamins. Alfaalfa & Saffron improve skin tone and brighten dull skin complexion. In combination these ingredients provide your skin with an even skin tone, nourishment and glow, naturally!

They say, 5 Visible Results in 4 weeks ( Sounds Amazing right !)

  • Evens skin tone
  • Helps reduce blemishes and dark spots
  • Helps reduce under-eye dark circles
  • Nourishes skin to keep it healthy
  • Moisturizes without leaving skin greasy.

MY EXPERIENCE & WHY I LOVE THE PRODUCT?

The product comes in a standard Himalaya tube, with a green cap. The whole packaging is quite nice. The cream is white colored and smells awesome. It gives you a bright non-greasy, smooth finish like any other fairness cream. The cream is quite thick, but gets absorbed into skin easily.

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This is how my skin looks, when applied generously .

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However, my skin feels stretchy after applying the cream. So, I have to apply a lot of moisturizer along with the cream. I have combination to oily skin. This cream, however, lightens dark spots up-to some extent. Skin indeed looks fresh after application.

And i absolutely love the smell of this cream, the saffron smell makes me feel so fresh!

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS FAIRNESS CREAM ?

Almost all the fairness cream among the multiple brands have claims on their own, but when it comes to Himalaya, there are only 2 things.

  1. Does not contain BLEACH 
  2. Free from parabens.

WHAT I LIKE THE MOST ?

  • The cream does not contain any bleaching agents or any harmful chemicals (at least they claim so).
  • It is a herbal product.
  • Makes skin look brighter.
  • Absorbs quickly, leaving a non-greasy smooth finish.
  • Smells wonderful!
  • Lightens dark spots up-to certain extent.
  • Pocket friendly 
  • Nice, slim packaging.
  • Since it is non-greasy and brightens your skin instantly, it can be a good makeup base.
  • Another good thing about Himalaya as well as this product is that they do not test on animals.

WHAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?

  • It does not moisturize your skin . People with dry skin, should definitely use this along with a moisturizer.
  • Does not contain SPF. A sunscreen must be used separately.
  • Does not make you fair ! Just brightens up your skin tone, evens out by reducing the blemishes and dark spots. 

MY RATING FOR THIS PRODUCT : 4.7 / 5

WILL I REPURCHASE ?

Yes, definitely ! This has become my go-to product. I prefer to apply on my face and set it with light dusting of my favorite MAC Select sheer pressed powder. Skin feels amazing.

Definitely worth buying ! How many of you are using it ? Whats your take on the product ? Let me know your thoughts too !

Until then,

xoxo

priya