Pure Suds Rose velvet rich body butter review

Hey beautiful!

Winter is almost round the corner and what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Fluffy warm clothes,hot chocolate and dry skin. 😛

In my case,I also start worrying about onset of my eczema,which thankfully,I have managed to keep it away by strictly following a fixed skincare. If you want to know what I do for my eczema-prone/ dry /sensitive skin,follow the link. I have also shared tips for people suffering from eczema. Check it out here.

Body butters are thick moisturisers or creams,which stay for a longer duration. Also they are ideal for all people specially those who have severe dry skin due to its thick nature.

About the brand: Pure Suds Skin Treats brings to you a world of luxurious hand-crafted soaps minimizing the use of harsh chemicals on a daily basis. Promoting minimally processed skincare which include a range of cold-process hand-crafted soaps, Body butters, Sugar scrubs, Face scrubs, Lotions and Lip balms. All of which is prepared in my little studio in Rajasthan to delivery all over India.

Availability: Currently they are taking orders through whatsapp, facebook and email. Contact them on-09784591628 and mail them on puresudssoapery@gmail.com. They ship only in India,and if you reside outside,either get your friend or family in India to parcel it to you.

Price and quantity: INR 899 for 150 g which is cheap considering it is organic and how much it is costly when you buy high end body butters of same quantity.

Ingredients: Olivem 1000, oliwax, borage oil, soya-bean oil, Shea butter, sesame oil, glycerine, cetyl alcohol, essential oil, phenoxyethanol.

Cetyl alcohol can be found in many skin products. This is a thickener and is added to make the product glide and slip easily. Olivem 1000 is a emulsifier for natural made formulations so that water and oils bind together. ( Let’s be scientific  😀 )  Oliwax stabilises oil-water emulsions. Phenoxyethanol is a mild preservative which is just 0.7 % .

These chemicals don’t bear any harmful effect as far I know and are required for creams and body butters. 🙂

Packaging: Comes in a transparent jar with golden screwed cap. The labels are on the side bearing the name,ingredients,product description and rest of the usual details. The plastic jar is very sturdy to carry around and looks classy sitting on the shelf. 🙂

Texture and color: It is whipped cream,white in color.

My views: I apply this just after bath so as to trap moisture and at night before sleeping. This keeps my skin soft throughout the day. It doesn’t impart greasy feeling which is a plus point.It gets absorbed into the skin in a minute or two. The fragrance is very light on the nose and lingers for sometime.So sensitive noses needn’t worry. 😉 When applying,quantity required is less otherwise it may get sticky.

Overall verdict is go for it. It is organic,tackles dry skin,is cheap and looks sassy.

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See you all in my next post,take care,Love you all.  :-*

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Skincare & Makeup haul

Heya!

I usually don’t write about hauls as I shop in bits and pieces.But this time,a fellow blogger requested me to do a haul post and coincidently, I had shopped a lot in October(GOSF 2015)  and November.

I had shopped practically from all the leading online sites like Amazon,Flipkart and Jabong.Also,I collaborated with Pure Suds,who specialises in handmade organic skincare .Currently they are offering winter discount of 30% on all their products.So don’t wait!!!I did buy some stuffs from local area.

From Flipkart,I bought a bronzer from Freedom makeup.It retails for INR 450,but I stole it for INR 290. :-P. It is actually a compact powder,but having a shade of a bronzer.Also it has fine shimmer in it,so perfect for bronzing.Who would want shiny compact powder in their kitty? 😛

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From Jabong,I bought a huge tub of aloe vera gel (500g)as my Patanjali aloe vera gel was getting finished.Also I wanted to try some other brand.I had 336 Jabong credits which were expiring by October end so perfect timing to splurge.It retails for INR 321 and total cost was 421 after adding handling charges,so I used my credits and paid INR 85 only. 😀 We girls love deals. 😛 Also,I treated myself to a brown kohl from MUA called Malt choclate,which has fine glitter particles which don’t show much.It costs for INR 300 but I got it for INR 166.

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I got my first professional brush set from BS-MALL and Real techniques miracle sponge from Amazon.in. These are my prized possessions. 😛 The brush set costs INR 1390 for 5 face and 5 eye brushes,but I got the deal for INR 1000. Also I got a free leather pouch for the brushes.The Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge retails for INR 720 including shipping.The price keeps on changing depending on sellers.Guess,how much I paid? INR 455. 😛


Around Diwali,I bought a mason jar candle of INR 85,though its MRP is INR 250,having sandalwood scent,but unluckily there’s no scent on burning. 😦 Nonetheless,it looks beautiful when lit.The candle was purchased from SRS .Also,I visited the art and crafts fair Shilpotsav,held in my city,around Diwali and I came home with this cute little drawer box,which is apt for storing daily wear baubles or small makeup items.Lot of bargaining was done for this purple glittery box.Finally it ended on INR 300.

Lastly,I spent on organic skincare from Pure suds.You can find them on facebook.I was sent 2 full size samples to try if I purchased some products from their range.I got the Body butter – 899/ and Mango lip butter- 150/- . Full size sample: 1) face gel pack lavender chamomile 2) hand and foot scrub.All these were sent in cutesy boxes with ribbons.

I will do a review post on the eyeliner ,bronzer and pure suds haul soon.Hope you liked my haul post.Do share whether you want me to do such posts more. 🙂

Till the next time,byee,take care,keep on splurging. 😉

My daily Autumn/Winter skincare routine

Heya!

It’s been a long time since I posted something. I am so sorry. 😦 I was caught up with the festivities around here.It involved home decorating,lighting the balconies with lamps and earthen pots and ofcourse, decorating yourself. 😉 If you are following me on Instagram, you may have seen me posting a video on my room decor and a picture of me in traditional attire and makeup for Diwali,an Indian festival of lights.

Now that I am finally over with them,let me post a skincare routine for women suffering from combination/dry/sensitive skin for autumn to winter season.Hope this helps you. 🙂

I follow a very simple daily skincare routine as I beleive we women,juggling from home to office don’t have so much time to pamper ourselves on a daily basis. :-\ I will post a weekly home facial routine soon for that extra time we reserve for ourselves on the weekends. 😉

I cleanse my face twice a day with Avene emollient cleansing gel for dry to sensitive skin.This cleans the face well but may make the skin bit drier.If I have makeup on,I remove it first prior to cleansing with coconut oil.

After cleansing ,I spray the Avene thermal springwater on my face and neck to tone the pores and also cool down my skin and reduce the redness.I have eczema patches on my cheek,so this has helped it a lot.I let it air dry.

I follow this with Patanjali aloe vera gel.I massage it gently all over my face and neck and wait for a minute or two to let it get absorbed.Aloe vera gel is good for dry flaky skin or sensitive skin.Actually for all skin types. Oily skin women may stop their skincare routine at this.Aloe vera gel moisturizes your skin,soothes the sensitive skin and reduces itchiness and dryness.It doesn’t clog the pores. I have done a post on goodness of aloe vera gel.Do check it out here.

Since I have dry patches,I apply Nevlon moisturizing cream on my dry patches for additional moisturization.I use this for daytime as this is readily absorbed into the skin without causing greasiness.For nightime or at home days,I use Avene Trixera+ selectiose emollient cream on the dry patches only,since this is very rice in nature.This is good for eczema people as it reduces the dryness.Check my instagram for 1 month result,where my flakiness disappeared after applying this.

For luscious lips,I have been using a natural lip balm from Puresuds.This is highly moisturizing and keeps my lips hydrated for 6-8 hours without eating/drinking and for 4-5 hours with drinking/eating.

This entire process takes approximately 4-5 minutes. 🙂 Isn’t that simple! You must have noticed that I am using Avene products a lot.In no way am I promoting or advertising for them.I am using the products as they are genuinely good for sensitive/problematic skin.I have seen the results and also my dermatologist suggested me to use.However,they are costly,atleast in India.But good things come at a price. 😛

Also,Nevlon ,Puresuds and Patanjali are Indian brands,so you may not find them in your country or online.But you can use their equivalent.I am sure aloe vera gel is hugely available worldwide,so is the lip balm containing shea butter or mango butter.You can use any moisturizing cream that suits you.

I have been following this routine for more than a month,and my skin texture has improved,so is the glow.Earlier I used to have serums in my routine but now I have kept it simple.

If you want me to review any of the products used above,do write in the comments section below. I will be happy to post on them.

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Do watch out for the weekly home facial routine I will be posting soon. 🙂 See you all in my next post,byee,take care lovelies. 🙂 

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Madison Reed hair-o-scope review

Heya lovelies!

To be honest,I was bit clueless about what to write since I am new to this idea. Have you heard about hair-o-scope? Because I haven’t and that’s what created curiosity in me to go ahead with the Madison Reed team,who wanted me to consult about how our hair and hairstyle will look good,if we follow the star chart.

Before I start ,I would like to point out that,our hair is that feature of the body,which if becomes unruly,may wreak havoc on your face shape.No seriously! I have been there where I blindly followed a hairstyle and ended up looking even more weirder.I have a square jawline and so I have limited options when it comes to haircuts as I always want something which softens my face shape and makes me look softer.I went ahead with this hair-o-scope to throw light on my current hair choice and reflect on my past ones.

Madison Reed is a US based company which specializes in hair colouring,which are mostly natural.They provide suggestions on hair colour and also came up with root touch up powder,which I think will be beneficial for those,who are lazy enough to go for root touch ups every 15 days.To know more about them,follow the link given below.

https://www.madison-reed.com/

Also do not forget to check out their hair dye advisor that helps in deciding the best color for your hair. 

What they claim-“From Which John Hughes Film Are You? quizzes to the popular Myers-Briggs test, we’re always trying to define and deepen our understanding of ourselves. Before all of these, people looked to the stars for guidance (and no, we don’t mean red-carpet celebrities!). 

Whether it’s our careers or our love lives, the twelve zodiac signs give insight into our individual paths and personalities, both the brag-worthy and the opportunities for improvement.

Did you know that you can consult the constellations about your hair, too? A ‘do that’s on point can make the difference between a good or bad day, so help bring out the best of yourself with a shade and style that’s in sync with the sun and stars.”

I was sent the hair-o-scope for Pisces as I was born in March.Let’s see how much I have followed the stars unconsciously… 😛

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Personality wise I am indeed dreamy.One moment,I am sailing on a luxury yacht,next moment I am hiking.

I am a beauty blogger and an engineer,isn’t this enough to show my creative side? 😉 My work requires me to come up with various solutions to a case and as a blogger,I find innovative ways to look my beautiful self without splurging much,all signs of creativity.

Compassionate-check.My friends have told me that I listen to them and support their decisions.I always stay when they need me the most.Not only friends! I may help a stranger or maybe an elderly in crisis.I am not boasting,but it is the truth.Infact,my parents say,” I am too naive.” 

For me a good hair day is when I look simple.I am not a elaborate hairstyle person.Either you will see me in a ponytail or open haired,parting on one side,tucked behind ears.These are the only ways,I can move around without stressing over flyaways falling on my face or hampering my work.Any other hairstyle merely makes me more broad faced and aged. 😦 I feel good when my hair(be it any style or cut)adds some roundedness to my cuboid face. 😛 For others,maybe its dry hair or something,but for me,I just need framing and that’s another match. 

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Notice how the side ponytail changes my face shape drastically.An angle and a hairstyle ,will change how you look.

My stars advise me to opt for layers,which I have done before and I swear,they add so much beauty .I am sure layers will suit mostly.

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Ignore my skin please! 😦 The layers frame the face and basically add softness to your face.Notice how the hair curves inside,giving the illusion of an oval face.

Surprisingly,my hair-o-scope is so much what I am today and I believe you should try it too.Maybe,we all need it for our hair.See what your sunsign says about your mane here. You will be amazed at how much true it is. 🙂

Stay happy,stay healthy,see you all in my next post,byeeee :-*