Cetaphil Pro Itchcontrol handcream review

I never thought I would be reviewing another eczema-related product. But after all these years of dormancy, my eczema flared up again since January 2020, on my right hand fingers.

I went to a dermatologist recently, expecting how the German dermatologists approach eczema. In India, either a Homeopath could help you or you end up using and suffering with Cortisone creams. I vowed, never to use steroid creams again. German dermatologist at my city gave me several samples to use on my hand eczema alongwith a cream that contained anti-bacterial agents alongwith steroid. I did not buy that cream obviously.

One such sample was from Cetaphil. The last product from this brand I used was a facial cleanser long time back, which did not help at all with my acne and oily skin that time. That caused me to have presumptions that Cetaphil is not for me. But I know the products from Avène and La Roche-Posay are quite expensive, even though they work better than most common pharmacy products. So I gave this a try. For all the official description about it, click here. So here are my thoughts on it.

Price: € 7,95 for 50 ml. Atleast that is what is available here in Freiburg, Germany. I use it whenever my hands feel itchy or dry and after washing my hands (Corona situation nowadays), so based on this, this is going to last 1 and half months usually. I do squeeze the life out of it and try to use, every bit of it. 😀 The pricing is very affordable.

Packaging: The cream comes in a paper cardboard box with the description in detail. Quite informative, I must say. Due to its small tube size, it fits your bag easily. Very much portable indeed. It has flip-top cap, so no leakage.

Texture: This is white in color, with light texture. It absorbs readily and not so much product is required. My eczema is concentrated only on the right hand, on forefinger, middle finger and the little finger. I don’t know the reason of this peculiarity. 😀

Overall verdict: Whenever I itched a lot, my dry eczema turned to weeping eczema, which is even worse. It increases more itching and leads to the never ending cycle of itch and weeping. I came to know that weeping eczema is due to infection, so for that reason, it is better to dry out your eczema. Ofcourse, all types of eczema are a torture for the sufferer. 😦 It all depends on, how to make it bearable. From the first day of usage, I noticed a drastic improvement. It indeed controls the itching and moisturizes at the same time. Within 2-3 days, my weeping eczema was gone. I forgot to take before & after pictures for this. :-\ I am still using this as my staple go-to handcream. For me this is definitely a thumbs up and I hope this is able to help you also.

Let me know through comments whether you have tried this. 🙂

Take care and stay safe!


Skincafe Choco chip cookies lipscrub

 I am back!

Ignore my Arnold Shwarzenegger swag! 😉

I am truly sorry for being away from my blog and from all of you. Trust me! It wasn’t an easy task .I want to be honest with you all and tell you why I wasn’t writing.

I had some career priorities and decisions to make so felt to focus on it entirely. It required my decision and constant discussion with my parents which needed me to stay away from any other priorities. ( my blog).

I also apologise to the brands which sent me their products for reviewing.Usually I don’t break my commitments with regard to posting on time.So please forgive me if I didn’t post it when it was supposed to go live.

Now back to the topic, eh? I was sent this cutie pie for reviewing and since I have used it several times,I can write about it.

About the brand: Skincafe is a brand which makes fresh products after you place your order.They use essential oils ,natural ingredients,herbal infusions and mild food colouring without any preservatives and all the harmful parabens. Checkout their website for product and price listing.Most interesting thing you will find that they post food pictures instead of product picture to show the flavor or the ingredient.That actually caught my eye. 

Availability: You can order through their website and also their Facebook page..I don’t think they sell through any retail centre.Currently they ship within India only.


Price: INR 950 for 9 gm.This might look costly but trust me,you really need a little everytime.So this tub will last you pretty long.Free shipping on all orders.

Ingredients: You can see in the picture below,everything is natural and there is almost no trace of chemicals in it.


Packaging: It comes in a cute cardboard box which is quite sturdy.When you open it,you are greeted with a spatula and a small glass tub.Being a glass,it is best to keep it in the box and carry.The box won’t open easily,so perfect for travel.The size is small as well,so definitely portable.

What I felt:  From the first day itself,I noticed a huge difference.

Earlier,I used to scrub my lips with a worn out toothbrush and coconut oil/Vaseline.Since I have started wearing lipsticks,specially matte ones,on a daily basis,you know how they affect our lips.My lips are currently in a normal state,but these lipsticks do make it flaky after 2- 3 days of wearing lipsticks.So I scrub my lips twice a week.

This lipscrub has cocoa bean granules so when you are scrubbing,it will tend to fall down.It is not sticky so you have to take a little amount and  work your way fast.The spatula provided is apt for the quantity to be taken.

It is indeed choclaty and being allergic to chocolates,it didn’t cause any reaction to my skin.(Surprising no?).The jojoba oil provides moisture .

You rub the scrub gently for 30 secs and wash it off.You can actually notice your lips are plump and super soft.If you have dry lips,then follow the drill as and when required ,but make sure,gentle scrubbing is there,because dry lips tend to lose skin fast and may cause bleeding.

I also felt that pigmentation of lips due to lipsticks tend to fade a little with this scrub.

Is there any con? I don’t think so.It works  and the amount will last you for easily 3-4 months if you have lips like mine.If you want to grab it,click here

I would definitely recommend this investment.

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Ida Naturals Calendula infused mango butter soap review


How is your week treating you?

Well! mine is going tiring. For the past 2 days,I am returning home at 9 PM. 😦 But I am trying to keep my word,blog comes first when I come back from office.

This is my first review of a soap,because firstly,it takes a lot of time to finish a soap to try the next and secondly,I am scared to use any other soap apart from my trusted Avene emollient bodywash gel.

About the brand: Ida Naturals was conceptualized in Bangalore (India), as an effort to revive the past and create an awesome, natural and environment-friendly line of bath and body creations. We create gentle, nourishing and effective products applying ancient Indian skin-care methods & herbal remedies using finest natural ingredients. Ida Natural’s creations are completely handcrafted & bio-degradable ensuring unsurpassed quality with no waste. We love creating and using our products and hope you love them too.

Availibility: You can buy it from their facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/IdaNaturals/

They have lot of products so you can choose from there or get it customized like I did.They also ship international.

Ingredients: Saponified mango butter,clendula infused sunflower oil,coconut oil and castor oil.These are the main ingredients.

All the ingredients are moisturizing in their action and specifically,calendula is good for sensitive skin/eczema-prone skin.



What the brand claims: This conditioning, rich, nourishing goodness is extra-mild and works great even on sensitive skin.The conditioning properties of Mango Butter and healing attributes of Calendula makes this soap a truly must-have in the household.

Works great on :

❖ Baby skin ❖ Mothers-to be skin ❖ Extreme Sensitive Skin ❖ Toddlers / kids with sensitive skin

Unscented soaps eliminate the chances of skin irritation / reaction of sensitive skin to essential oils



Price & quantity : Rs. 240/- to Rs. 250/- ( based on weights ).All shipping modes including COD are available. I believe this is apt and cheap.My soap is about to get finished and it lasted me for over a month.It is best to order in combination with other products due to shipping fee applicable.

Fragrance: None

Packaging: Comes in a simple plastic wrapper with the soap name and its information.

Texture: Isn’t that foamy but glides smoothly on the skin.

My thoughts: This soap actually works!It doesn’t dryout your skin and nourishes it.It is moisturizing in nature but if you have extremely dry flaky skin,you may not find it that useful.

Homemade soaps tend to weep but this didn’t even during Delhi humidity.Another plus point!

It doesn’t melt easily.I have tried soaps from notable brands,which tend to melt easily,but this baby didn’t.

It cleans well even though it has moderate foam.

I have sensitive skin and this didn’t even burn or cause irritation.So that’s my favourite point of choosing this soap.

However,if you have cuts or bruises,it will sting you.

This soap definitely has pros overall,so you can give it a try.This soap is organic,handmade and suited to normal,sensiitve-dry skin.What else do you need! 😉

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GloBox beauty subscription review


Girls! I know we have so many subscription boxes but the usual sample sizes don’t help us much,right?This is where this new beauty box comes in a shining armour.

About GloBox

GLOBOX Is An Online Subscription Service For Expert Selected Beauty Products. Take The Hassle Out Of Choosing Between Brands And Beauty Products. With A GLOBOX Subscription, You’ll Receive The Best Skin Care, Hair Care And Makeup Products That Are Carefully Selected By Our Beauty Experts To Suit Your Beauty Profile Delivered To Your Door Each Month.And You Never Know, You Could Discover Some New Beauty Essentials! A GLOBOX Also Makes An Easy And Thoughtful Gift For Any Beauty Lover. You Can Now Breathe Easy When You Buy Cosmetics

You have to fill up a beauty profile,based on which the box is curated.

Prices: They have the usual monthly schemes for a single month,3 months,6 months and yearly.There is a 20% discount going on.Use the code “GLO20” on your first purchase.

Prices are as follows:

Monthly- 799 INR

3 months-2247 INR

6 months-4194 INR

Yearly-7188 INR

And………..Free delivery!!!!

Prices of the products are mentioned below.


Packaging: They serve us in a plain brown cardboard box as of currently due to a contest running on their site.It requires you to doodle or draw on the box.If your design is selected ,it will be featured thereafter on the boxes.However,the box is pastel pink in color from inside.

The boxes are bubblewrapped and when you open the lid,you are greeted to a black ribbon wrapped packaging inside.The Globox is written on it.You have 2 notes -one from the founder and the other from the expert who mentions why each product has been selected for you.Isn’t that a personal touch?Atleast you know,you are special and given due attention.There are also 2 stickers.

There is again a bubble wrapping paper and there,you have the goodies.


Availability: They ship almost everwhere in India,but not internationally.

Products: First thing you will notice is the size.All the products are full sized ones and from good brands mostly.

The products are in sync with your beauty profile.I have combination skin which is showing signs of ageing( I am growing old,I guess! 😛 ),who wears light makeup and has normal body skin. Did I get the products right?Holy yes! I am being sincere.Truly! for the first time I felt the products are for me.

Most of the brands are herbal or use less chemicals when it comes to skincare.Makeupwise,we have reputed brands.

What I got:

Oriflame fairness body lotion-This is 2-in-1.It moisturizes as it has Vitamin E and protects you from Sun due to UV filters in it.The term ‘fairness’ is a misnomer as it basically prevents tanning,not remove it. No more applying 2 products when you are in a rush to go out of home!

Biobloom age defying serum– This has lot of herbal extracts and comes in gel form.Easy to apply and gets absorbed readily in those wrinkly areas.

Rustic Art Aloe shampoo-Gentle on the hair and has no SLES,SLS and parabens.It is a  gentle hair cleanser,perfect for daily use or for dry hair.


Maybelline hyperglossy liner in black– Again a full sized product.Good eyeliner as you know it already.

Grey Gon lipstick in 163 Matt-It is deep red with pinkish undertones.It has velvety finish but moisturizing.This lipstick is from an Indian brand,as far I know it.It is new to me,but the color is perfect for summer days.It is not smudgeproof though.


My thoughts:I got the Travelista box for 799 bucks.Truly,if you see the prices,it is literally half of what the total sum of all the prices are.

Let me simply summarize for you.

  • Full sizes(5-6 products)
  • Follows beauty profile
  • Decent pricing
  • Herbal skincare
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Reputed brands

Need I say more? Give this box a try,as you will have decent size to try out.

I will tryout the samples and will provide a detailed review for it.:)

Here’s their website.Go, fill the profile and get started.

PS: This is a PR sample box.

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Amara organix hand cream review

Hi Dolls!

I am back with another review of a chemical-free product by a brand Amara organix. Firstly,I would bring to your notice that this brand understands your needs and customises the products for you.In my case,before sending me the samples,they had asked about what all ingredients pose a problem to me.They have sent 2 soaps as well in their basic gift wrapping which I will post about later. 🙂


About the brand: Amara handcrafted bath & beauty products are formulated to create a positive and enriching experience to an individual’s mind,body and soul. We at Amara use the abundant body of knowledge left behind by our ancients in Ayurveda,Aromatherapy, Ancient Chinese texts and our very own backyard recipes to present safe,gentle and natural beauty solutions.

In the quest for beauty that is safe and natural, we at Amara Organix strive to deliver natural and handmade skincare essentials. We procure our ingredients from the most genuine sources available and use only the purest steam distilled essential oils, cold pressed Virgin nourishing oils, organically farmed honey,exotic oils like Argan ,Maracuja oils and herbs and exfoliates.

To know about them more and their product list,head over here.

Availability: Products can be ordered via whatsapp (+91 8056592923) , Facebook  messenger and mail (Info@amaraorganix.com). They do ship worldwide but it will be costly due to shipping charge.

Price and quantity: ₹350/- for 100 gms. Shipping charge additional ₹50/- within chennai and if out of station – mostly it is ₹70 to ₹80. It is best to order several items at a time.I find the price reasonable for an organic product and the quantity is apt,considering it will last you easily for 2-3 months depending on how severe your hands are dry. Payment to be made via NEFT transfer and Bank Deposit.COD not available.Bank details will be shared when your order is confirmed.

Ingredients: Shea butter ,Aloe Vera extract, Coconut oil, Argan oil ,Tamanu oil ,Frankincense essential oil  and Lavender essential oil


Packaging: Comes in a simple plastic transparent tub with screwed lid.The tub had a nature-like design all over but it faded away while using it. It only has the product name on it.On enquiring I got to know,its just a sample packaging,so the correct name will be mentioned for sure. :-D.The packaging can be improved as in mentioning of ingredient list,price and expiry. Nonetheless,Mehar,the owner of this brand is very responsive to your queries. They also do customised gift wrapping for party favours/wedding favours/birthday return gifts/event takeaways for corporates etc. Colour/design/theme and budget – everything is customisable and they also work within budgets.


Name will be changed! 😀

Fragrance and texture: It has a very lavender like smell which is refereshing.Not too overpowering.It has a very light texture and the cream looks offwhite in color.Easily blends into the skin.


My thoughts: I like my hand creams hydrating but non-greasy.Does this serve the purpose?

Yes!It gets absorbed readily and is not at all greasy. Makes your hands soft for 4-5 hours for moderate dry hands.You need to reapply it though after washing hands.

The tub is sturdy so no issues of spillage.However,if you are travelling and open the tub,the product may stick to the lid and fall.

Didn’t cause any trouble to my eczema prone skin as well.Infact all the ingredients used are good for soothing the eczema skin.

The consistency is such that,you can use it as a body moisturiser also or dry areas of your face.

Overall verdict: Definitely a good purchase.

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Born pretty store jewellery & hair accesories review

Hi folks!

If you remember ,I had done a post on bornprettystore.com website.I will link it here.The website sent me 2 jewellery sets with a hairclip set for reviewing and after using it,I can finally share what I feel about them.

Water Drop Earring & Necklace Set Sweet Color Cute Sweater Chain Necklace Earings Set

Yeah! That’s a handful . 😀 This multicolor set is perfect to contrast monochrome dressing and for summer time.Here,I have opted the summery look with a pastel blue top.

You can adjust the closing so this one can be worn by everyone.

Also,in no way,the set feel cheap.The quality is really good.It is made of plastic shaped in drops,held by a rosegold chain.

I can’t say much about whether the color will fade due to sweat but till now,there are no signs of discolouration.

Gold Glitter Necklace & Earrings Set Multifunctional Round Glitter Bridal Necklace Hairband Set

This one serves dual purpose.You can rock the Arabian look by sporting this as hairband or go like me as a necklace lover.


It is made of metal,probably steel,shaped in circles,embossed with a male figurine head.This is actually a dainty piece so handle it with care.One of the circles fell off during transit,which luckily can be fit together.The website team was helpful in terms of replacement of the same jewellery.

This is golden in color and is well for those party nights or bohemian look.

Seamless Magic posts / bangs stick,Ornament Magic Tape

This one is my favourite,seriously! I hate my baby hairs which keep falling on my face and irritate me,specially during summers.Also,they never helped me during makeup application.This hairclip or hairtape set is perfect to tuck in those hairs.

These are actually velcro tapes which hold your hairs together.They don’t hold big bunch of hair. 😛


Packaging-All the products came in a plastic wrapping which in turn was individually wrapped in many layers of foam.Very safe for travel.

Pricing– The website offers free shipping and allows the customers to look at the prices in their currency.I will mention the current USD and INR values of the samples. The prices are pretty decent.

Water Drop Earring & Necklace Set Sweet Color Cute Sweater Chain Necklace Earings Set- USD $7.10/INR 475.62

Gold Glitter Necklace & Earrings Set Multifunctional Round Glitter Bridal Necklace Hairband Set-USD $5.47/INR 366.43

2pcs/lot Seamless Magic posts / bangs stick,Ornament Magic Tape(Random Color)-USD $2.46/INR 164.79

Delivery– For India,it took approx. 3 weeks to deliver.

Overall verdict– The website does offer replacement for defective items sent and mostly offers items at wholesale prices.I loved it.

You can try using my 10% off coupon code- EFNT10. Who doesn’t love discounts? 😉

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It is valid at anytime with any products (except the discounted items) on their site, for Jewellery &Accessory is better. 

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Neesh Perfumes Review


Today ,I am here to review perfumes for you.Apart from my herbal addiction,I am in love with perfumes as well.Actually the word ‘attar’ is dear to me. I have been using perfumes since a long time but changed to attars since 2 years.There is no going back for me ever since.My brother stays in UAE and he brought me this amazing sweet,more floral type of attar which is still there.My father brought a sample size of pure jasmine attar from there.So you know why I like them so much. 😛

In India, I was looking for good quality attar based perfumes.Attars are scented oils.Perfumes may have artificial scent/chemicals in them. This brand,honestly,answered my prayers.I am serious!

About the brand: No one can deny the problem of body odor and a very normal fragrance cannot fight it. And that’s Neesh has come up with the idea of creating distinct Oriental and Floral fragrances that are extremely portable and flexible to be adjusted in pockets.

Keeping in mind the fragrance, creative names are allotted to different smells. Their company is growing by leaps and bounds, both in terms of reputations, volume and shares. Neesh is an expanding brand in online perfumes category with innovative packaging and a branded segment.

Being the first Attar based Perfume brand of India, we cater our services online and offline. Unique packaging, attractive fragrances and loads of varieties, we are committed to create distribution networks in India via popular online platforms like Flipkart, Amazon etc.

To know about them more and view their catalogue,visit their website.

 Availability: Online portals mainly. Easily available on Flipkart,Amazon,Snapdeal and Ebay.Internationally,I guess Amazon and Ebay will fit the purpose.

 Price and quantity: INR 340 for 20 ml.But you can easily get them for a discount on these portals.

 Ingredients: Attached picture below.

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 To have any perfume or attar in aerosol form,you need ethanol.So you will find it for sure.It only dries your skin a bit but obviously,nobody sprays attars on full body.So no need to worry . 😀

Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) is safe for cosmetic use.You can find more about it online.It is used in almost all scented cosmetics to make the fragrance last longer.Your body will break it down easily and it leaves the body within hours through sweat and you know what! J It is always used less than 2%.

Chremophor stabilizes water-oil mixtures,as far I understood.Is is also of cosmetic grade and doesn’t harm the skin.Rest is distilled water and the main perfume.

Packaging: I have 2 words for it-Damn Perfect! All the perfume bottles I have seen,are always bulky with intricate designing.You find it difficult to carry it everywhere.This perfume ,on the other hand, is easily pocket friendly,in terms of price and pocket size. 😛 It actually fits in your jeans or trousers.Very sleek and simple packaging.You have to push the central part for the spray to come out.

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My views: These are men’s perfumes actually which were sent to me for review after being asked my preference. I personally like men’s perfumes/unisex perfumes.You will never see me rocking entirely feminine perfumes like floral or fruity scents.These scents didn’t have overpowering manly scents yet you can catch a whiff of musk in it.I like the fact that anybody can use these,in any way actually.They have 6 fragrances each for men and women.I have received Eau-De-Mehfil and Attar –E-Ishq.

Being small in size,it is easier to carry everywhere.The plastic case is sturdy as well so no possibility of breakage.

Longevity is the key.I use them on inner wrists and behind the ears.Trust me! Even after 10 hours,I can still smell it .I didn’t use any Vaseline or oil prior using it,so you can see how strong it is.

Eau-De-Mehfil– It is supposed to be a loud perfume but I easily use it during daytime.All the perfumes create a unique scent when it touches your skin due to the presence of a natural scent which we emanate.So how it smells like on me,may differ on your body.

  • Top Note:            Arabian Bakhoor
  • Middle Note:      Black Rose, Patchouly
  • Base Note:          Castoreum, Agarwood

Attar-E-Ishq-It is supposed to be aphrodisiac but I need to ask the opposite sex then. 😛 It is a beautiful perfume as in,attractive yet not too much in the face.

  • Top Note:            Nutmeg, Cedar wood ,Bakhoor
  • Middle Note:      Agar wood, Amber
  • Base Note:          Powdry Musk, Vanilla

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Overall verdict-I would say go for it.Quality and quantity alongwith the price,is a catch here.

Skin18.com and their products review

Heya everyone!

You have heard of the Korean skincare,right? It is a speciality of Koreans to focus on the base,rather than covering it up.You may see that Koreans hardly use makeup.

I find it difficult to ever find any of their beauty stuff online or any stores here. I stay in India , by the way.So when Skin18.com sent me these samples to try and review,I knew instantly that finally my wish was granted.

About the website: Skin18 believes in skincare.Skincare products feed natural ingredients  and nutrition to the skin while makeup is considered as coverage.Founder of Skin18 concerns about her skin the most,and their mission is to bring the products that will make everyone look forever 18.

To know about them more and see the products,visit the website.

Samples sent: I received 2 face sheets,4  strips and a face pack.

I also won a giveaway so have received 2 face sheets in that.

My view:

Since most of the samples are written in a language I don’t understand,so it’s best to refer the website for ingredients and usage instructions:

It’s skin Todak Todak pack– Comes in a 10ml size. It is a face pack/sleeping pack.Good for dry skin.Here’s the link for its usage , price and details.


I found it moisturizing.I have combination skin and this mask still proved to be good for my skin.It didn’t cause any redness so suited my sensitive skin as well.I used this as a facepack and it still did its job of hydrating the skin.

Foodaholic 3D potato natural essence mask– This is a sheet mask.Good for suntanned skin as it soothes and calms it.


I couldn’t use it as it’s clearly mentioned not to be used by people suffering from skin diseases. 😦

Four season Multi Vita brightening active mask– This is also a sheet mask which claims to whiten the skin,but its description reads,it brightens the skin and vitalizes dull skin. I don’t believe in whitening as I love who I am.But it depends from person to person!


I tried it considering its brightening aspect.Brightening means you feel your skin looks refreshed and dullness and dirt is removed. It did remove dirt but I couldn’t see a stark difference to my skin.It may work better for those whose job makes them work outdoors mostly.I take care of my skin diligently,so usually don’t have dull skin.


Luke charcoal nose cleansing strip and lemon teatree cleansing strip– Now this is the fun part. I don’t usually use nose strips but if you get one,who can stop you? 😉

The satisfaction you get,once the visible gunk is pulled out,knows no boundaries.I have used all the pore strips and each time they made me happy.Charcoal is known to attract dirt and removes the blackheads and tightens it.So I was more excited to try it.



I noticed my blackheads literally got sucked out and also,the oiliness went away too for sometime.Mind you! You should use a toner after that or you will get the blackheads back on the same day itself. I did feel  that it stripped away the top layer of the skin as well but after applying toner and moisturizer,it  looked normal.

Beyond The God of patches bye-bye to nose blackheads– Do I need to say more? 😉


Beyond The God of patches  bye-bye smile lines–  This is the first time I saw a strip meant for wrinkles.I don’t have laugh lines and even if I do,I will embrace it. Graceful ageing,  eh? So naturally I didn’t use it.For this type of strip to work,I feel you need to be regular with its usage.


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Four season aloe soothing waterful oasis mask– This one is my favorite as well.It soothed my skin and hydrated it so well.Good for sensitive skin due to aloe extracts.


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Overall verdict– Sheets masks are all the rage so one should be aware that authencity is the key.Buy from genuine places like Skin18.com. To see the real effects of sheet masks ,use them weekly.Using once a month,won’t show you visible results. Also,prices on this website are cheap,so definitely a yay! From my side. And,if you are someone who loves cute things,their packaging will attract you. My package reached me within a week,safe and sound,so the website does a good job of the delivery system.

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Nykaa Haul


My penchant to shop has reached new heights where I literally wait to get my hands on the coveted items even though I am very late in buying them.Reason being,waiting for discounts and sale.

Nykaa had this sale going on in March during Holi in which they offered discounts on all brands but gave highest discounts for some brands for only a single day.So I shopped repeatedly to grab those single day offers and bought some new items for myself.You must be wondering why I am writing this post now,well! Nykaa.com has come up again with that type of sale,so hurry and visit that site to grab the goodies. 🙂

  • Maybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette-I am very late,I know. 😦 But I didn’t feel paying 900 bucks for a palette is budgety.For me budget is 500 INR. Don’t consider me cheap.I shop every month so need to be strict with my shopping limit. 😛 I have used this,and I must say,go for this whenever you find it on sale,like now. 😉 I will link it below.


  • Maybelline The colossal liner-I heard such great reviews of it and since my black gel liner is drying up,so thought to give this a try.It is jet black and smooth.Added perks are its in pen form and water-proof.


  • Maybelline Color Show matte lipstick-Lively Violet-Earlier I had bought Mysterious Mocha,but it doesn’t look good on me when I am tanned.It washes me out so I went for this pink toned violet shade which is absolute nude for me. 🙂 It is moisturizing yet matte but need to reapply after heavy meals.


  • Vichy Thermal spring water- Since I will be travelling soon,so bought this 50ml version.It is refreshing,soothing and calms the skin down.


  • Loreal false lash butterfly mascara-This baby is my first mascara  which I actually like.This is waterproof and lengthens your lashes.


  • Loreal volume million Lashes mascara- This is not waterproof and easily drips down if you splash water on your face.It does give volume for that dramatic effect.


All the products bought were under discount.I have mentioned the links which will give the current prices.Overall I loved these items and I am planning to buy them again once I finish.

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Avene Eau Thermale Xeracalm AD cream review

Hi everyone!

People suffering from dry skin,sensitive skin and eczema-prone people swear by this brand.So last year,I also took the plunge and introduced this in my skincare.To be honest,the products have improved my skin texture,reduce redness and itching and control the symptoms to some extent.However,the cream was too rich to be used during the day,so I had to be patient while using them.I have a done a review on some of the products from the Trixera+ selectiose range of Avene.I will link them below.

Eau thermale Avene cold cream lip cream review

Avene Trixera+ Selectiose emollient cream review ( for dry/sensitive/eczema prone skin)

Recently,when I saw,Avene has come up with a new product for us people,I knew I have to get it.It is the Xeracalm AD cream ,balm and cleansing oil.I bought only the cream for myself after reading about them.

Availability: It is available mostly online everywhere.I got mine from UAE.But I just found out,this particular item is cheaper in India. 😛 I will provide all the links below.Rest of the world can find it in stores or Boots.

Price & quantity: Varies everywhere but it is a 200ml product which will last you a long time.

Avene XeraCalm A.D LipidReplenishing Cream 200ml/6.76oz

Avene Avène XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Cream

Avene Xeracalm AD cream-rediff

Packaging: Comes in the usual tube form with fliptop cap.It has a different opening mechanism as in you press the tube and a seal comes up as you keep on pressing.The product gradually comes up.The moment you stop squeezing,the seal goes back,but the product stays.This prevent contamination with the remaining cream.I give 5 star rating to this package.Very travel-friendly and hygienic. 🙂 Usage instructions are given on the tube and the box it comes in.Detailed ingredients are given on the box and it has a small pamphlet inside it.

Texture & fragrance: No smell at all.It is a very thick cream actually but the beauty of it lies after application.It looks like it will stay on top of the skin,but leave it,and within a moment,the cream gets absorbed and your skin looks dewy instead of matte or greasy.I like this actually.Perfect for day time.Just pat it gently on the dry areas and bam!its gone.Kudos!to the texture.

Ingredients: See for yourself.I went through all of them and pleased to see 90% ingredients comes from plants and so called microorganisms. 😛 I will try giving a brief info on the unknown ingredients.This cream boasts of no paraben & preservatives. Isn’t that amazing? 


cetearyl alcohol-These are fatty alcohols,conditions and softens the skin.

caprylic triglyceride-derived from coconut oil and glycerine,emollient

cetearyl glucoside-Can be obtained from cetearyl alcohol or coconut oil.Helps in mixing of oils in water.

Aquaphilus dolomiae- It is a bacteria found in thermal springs.Anti-irritating and soothing.

Arginine-Boosts collagen and heals wounds

Carbomer-Gives the creamy texture to the product.

Glycine-Wound healing 

Tocopherol-Vit E…You know it.

My views: I have used it and I fell in love with it.I dab it in the places of  dryness and it gets absorbed easily and gives that dewy finish.

Even though its written that its good for severe dryness,but I feel the balm will work better for excessive dryness.This cream is good for sensitive skin and moderate to mild dryness.

It does reduce the itching sensation that I have due to my eczema patches on the face.

It also reduces redness due to rashes or sensitivity.Overall it gives a soothing effect to the skin.

This cream doesn’t cure the eczema or rashes but it will make it bearable so that we don’t scratch the skin or infect it.I will suggest everyone to try this who share dry skin issues.This cream is good for babies as well due to absence of preservatives and parabens.




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