Just one more day,Can’t wait to put up loads of reviews.

I broke my promise.I know.😝But couldn’t contain myself from posting before 1st feb.I have lined up many reviews.HOPE YOU STAY WITH ME TILL THEN.
take care,byee 😘
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1,000 Follower Giveaway!!

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Hello Beauties!
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I am so thrilled to announce we have surpassed the 1,000 followers mark for this blog!! Woohoo!! As promised, I am holding a giveaway for all of my awesome followers who have supported me this far! I am more than grateful for you all and everyone who continues to support my dream! That being said, I will be choosing a winner from my followers that will receive some beauty goodies. I want to do this as a thank you and with each milestone I hit, there will be more!

What you will win…

  • Mary Kay lip gloss in Shock Tart
  • Mary Kay makeup remover
  • OPI Snow Globetrotter
  • OPI Peace & Love & OPI
  • OPI Eurso Euro
  • OPI Base Coat/Top Coat/Strengthener
  • Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette
  • Revlon Lash Potion mascara
  • Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner
  • Metallic Flash Tattoos

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-Must be a follower of this blog Polished…

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Neem oil-good for skin? :-O

Heya!

I know I am writing this post when most of you are in your offices and maybe not able to read this.But I felt this urgency that if I don’t tell you now,maybe you buy the stuff,which I so fearfully warn you about.

I had misdiagnosed my facial skin in November 2014 for a dry skin which caused the massive eczema flare-up on my face & neck.It was the onset of winter & I thought,I am having dry patches on my skin .They used to itch sometimes & look red.So I thought,maybe my skin is having some dry skin problem or infection.Like you,I began reading on net & found that Neem oil works the best.

What I forgot to research further that Neem oil should be used along with a carrier oil.:-(

Next morning I woke up to a horrifying site.Please don’t scroll below if you have a faint heart. :-\

I had developed a swollen and itchy face.The pictures were taken after I had washed my face with water.Before washing,it was crusty with some oozing liquid.

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Isn’t this bad? No girl wants this kind of face. 😦 😦

It took about 2 days to subside,but the dryness and itchy rash remained till date. Neem oil just worsened my condition and caused a full-fledged eczema flare-up.Till December ,I was on & off on the eczema,sometimes I had rashes so prominent that people started asking,rest of the times,they thought I am blushing. 😛

Then my skin was becoming better and I thought .let me try the neem oil with some dilution.So I used it with my body lotion and applied only on my fingers.But looks like,I kicked myself again.

It increased my eczema on the fingers and on my face even though I didn’t use it there.So ,you can see,Neem oil proves harmful to me in both ways.I had used a herbal neem oil without any preservatives.

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One thing,I am confused about,I have been using a Neem face wash from Himalayas brand since 3 years,but it never flared me up neither worsened my condition.So,I don’t know about what it is with me and neem oil.

After researching on this,I did find out that people prone to eczema or having sensitive skin ,should stay away from all the essential oils specially if they are in pure form. Eczematic skin is highly sensitive,so except coconut oil,all other oils may cause some reaction.Well! in my case only coconut oil worked wonders.Patch test is a must before applying any oil fully.Also,Neem oil works only if you have fungal or skin diseases.Eczema isn’t a skin disease,it’s caused when your immune system goes out of balance,so it’s an internal reaction.

Currently,I am much better.My cheeks look blushed and dry and my neck looks normal,but is dry to touch.My fingers still pose a problem,but it is manageable.

If you have any tips,as to how to go about eczema naturally,please comment below.It’s highly welcome. 🙂

Bye ,XOXO :-* Take care

Plum Goodness Hello Aloe caring day moisturiser Review

Heya beautiful ladies!

How’s Sunday treating you?Well!I am at home lazing around,but I think it’s good if you are roaming outside.Perfect sunshine isn’t it? 😉

I am back with another review.The product I will be reviewing about was sent to me by the Plum Goodness team.So firstly,I am thankful to them for coming up with such a product which might benefit girls who are looking for organic and herbal formulations.It is free from SLS,pthalates,parabens etc. Keep up the good work! (y)

Price-Actual price for 60 ml product is 545 INR,which is not bad considering it has only organic ingredients.

Packaging- Comes in a white tube with its cute logo.Yes! I loved the logo.It’s so cute that you wanna flaunt it. 😛

Ingredients-Pure Organic Aloe Vera Juice,Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides,Ylang ylang essential oil,Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dehydro Acetic Acid, Embelica officinalis* extract, Glyceryl Monostearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Vegetable Glycerin**, Xanthan gum, Ylang ylang flower oil ( If you want to know what the ingredients do,check out their website.They have explained their role. )

Availibility-It is easily available online.Their website is

http://plumgoodness.com/

Texture & smell- It looks like a white cream but isn’t thick.It is neither too greasy nor mattifying.It is very light on the skin.Since I have tried this in winters,my skin absorbed this right away without any residue on the skin.It can be easily blended into the skin.Maybe during summers,touch up is required on the T-zone.Smell is a refreshing ylang fragrance,which I loved the most.It actually refreshes your senses.

My thoughts-People who have dry skin,normal skin & combination skin,this moisturiser may work for you.I have combination & sensitive skin,and in the winters my dry areas get enhanced so much that I get on the verge of getting a eczema flare up. 😦

I tried this moisturiser for entire 8 hours without any foundation or bb cream on it,and this kept my skin smooth and soft.It didn’t break me out at all.Also,I didn’t have any itching or redness which I expected due to sensitive skin.I felt like it had a cooling effect on my skin,maybe it is due to the aloe vera in it.I had applied it using the 5 dot rule and it was sufficient for the entire face,so usage wise I will say,a very little goes a long way.However,if you have extreme dryness,you need it more.

PS: Patch test is a must for people having sensitive skin.That’s obvious isn’t it? Also,if you have dry flaky skin,this may not work for you because this is a light moisturiser.Oily skinned girls should stay away also because the ingredients present in it,clearly won’t suit you.

If you liked my review,and interested in buying this right away,here’s the link.They also have other products from the Hello Aloe range as well as other products for different needs.

http://plumgoodness.com/collections/hello-aloe/products/hello-aloe-caring-day-moisturizer

Overall verdict- Go ahead simply! 🙂

Comment below if you want to ask anything or just if you like the review. 😛

Take care! bye :-*

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Mini haul from Nykaa-Review

During GOSF 2014,as you may have known,I have shopped almost from all the sites.One such site new to me was Nykaa.

It offers products ranging from makeup,skin care,hair care to mom and baby.Check out their site.

http://www.nykaa.com/

Website-The site is attractive and every item has been categorised which makes it easy for navigation and searching.Also,everyday, some or the other deal is going on like discounts,combos etc.They have a huge collection of every kind ranging from the drugstore to luxury brand.Also,they ship worldwide. 😉 

Since it was my first time,I had shopped less.I wanted to buy a dual sharpener and was looking forward to try Colorbar makeup brushes.So I added them to my cart and placed my order on Dec,12. Immediately,I received a mail informing me about the items and transaction details.

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Since it was GOSF,I knew there would be a delay in delivery.And so there was.But the best part is,I didn’t have to call the customer care.They themselves mailed me about the delay within 4 days from the order date.

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I thought maybe within the next 2-3 days,I will receive the package.But instead,on Dec 19th,I received a mail regarding the dispatch.Finally,after 1 and half weeks,I received the package on Dec 24th.Perfect timing isn’t it? 😉

Packaging-I forgot to click pictures,but it was covered in a plastic bag with Nykaa logo on it.The actual contents were put in a bubble wrapped cardboard box.Also,the contents were bubble wrapped too. 🙂

Condition-Every item was in good health.Not even a single tear or scratch. Yayy!!!

Overall view-I would say their delivery system is bit slow,but their response and customer care seems pretty fast and prompt.Their packaging is a go.Website is interactive and catchy.I would rate them 9/10.

Fabindia Tea Tree Toner Review

Hi everyone!

The 3-step skin routine is essentially important.So keeping that in mind,I went out looking for that miracle toner which actually works.And here I am.I am on my second bottle of this wonderful toner,so thought of giving a review on it.
This tea tree toner by Fabindia is a boon for all the oily skin or combination skin beauties.The product comes in a spray bottle which is efficient in getting the correct amount of sprayed product.

Availibility- It can be bought online or in their store.I got it in TGIP mall,Noida.

Price-It retails for 150 INR for 100ml which according to me is decent pricing.

Product packaging is very apt.The toner is light greenish in color and just 2-3 sprays are sufficient for your face and neck.

Ingredients-Check the pictures below.It does have tea tree oil.

Usage-Spray it on a cotton swab and apply it on your clean face and neck .

Thought-Tea tree helps in fighting the pimple bacteria so a must have for me.Though it doesn’t dry the skin that much but I wouldn’t advise this for dry skin.This toner keeps the skin fresh,reduces the appearance of blackheads and pores and keeps the skin oil-free to some extent.I have used it religiously after every wash,and noticed that pimple burst has reduced which is a blessing.

I am using this on my T-zone only during the winters and it is working fine.I have used this in the summer and winter and I can say that it’s a must for every girl who has acne-prone skin and wants a toner which doesn’t dry out the skin.

Warning-avoid contact with eyes.Also people suffering from any skin condition should also avoid it,since it stings.(includes cuts or wounds as well).

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