Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lavender & Calendula Hydrating Face Gel from "Fuschia" - Review

Hello, girls!!!

How's summer treating you?? Even in Bangalore, it's very hot this year when compared to last year. The summer makes our skin dull and lifeless. But we want to look fresh and glowing without suffering from dehydrated skin, which is so typical of summer. There are several external and internal factors contributing towards the reduction in the hydration levels of the skin. Many people advice to drink lots of water to be hydrated. Along with taking necessary measures, how it will be if we have a product which is specially made to keep our skin hydrated!! We all need that... Right?? 

So in this post, I am going to share my views on a product which keeps our facial skin hydrated. It is Lavender & Calendula Hydrating Face Gel from the brand "Fuschia". It is basically an Aloe Vera gel with the added advantages of essential oils and calendula flower extract.



About Fuschia:

Fuschia is a range of Handmade, Natural Skin Care products by "Vkare". Currently, they have soaps, Lip Balms, Creams, Scrubs & Bath Salts available. Fuschia skincare products are handmade using only natural ingredients. All the products are free of SLS, Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oils and they do not test the products on Animals.
To know more about Fuschia and their wide range of products, check their website HERE.

Hydrating Face Gel - Review:



When I received the samples from the brand, I was especially attracted towards this product because of the soothing color of the gel and I had developed expectations over this. Does it reach my expectations?? To know, keep on reading.

Directions: Use this mask once or twice a week. Apply a layer of this mask evenly over your skin and relax for 15-20 minutes. Once dry, rinse with plain or cold water.

Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Vera, Calendula Flower Extract, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, Arnica Oil, Vitamin E.


Pure aloe pulp moisturizes & heals the skin. Lavender essential oil soothes, hydrates & tones the skin. Calendula extract moisturizes the skin & gives a youthful glow.

Price: Rs.450/- for 100gms

Availability: You can buy this product from the links provided below:

Myntra, Amazon, Flipkart, and from their official website mentioned above.

Currently, this product is at a discount price at Rs.360/- in Myntra and Rs.400/- in remaining sites.

My Experience with the product:

The product comes in a small tub like plastic transparent container labeled with brand name and ingredients. This tub has a screw open lid which shuts very tightly, thus avoids any chances of spillage. So it has travel-friendly packaging. Other than this, there are no details mentioned. But I came to know through my blogger friend that, as these are PR samples, the labeling is very basic. The color is a very soothing lavender color which attracts everyone. And this is in gel consistency (hehe, of course, it's a gel). Coming to the fragrance, it has an amazing fragrance of the lavender oil. This surely attracts anyone who loves lavender along with the color.




The gel consistency makes the application very easy and smooth. I have used the product as per the directions. I kept in on my face for 15 minutes and washed off with normal water. It is very easy to wash. It doesn't leave any kind of greasiness on the face. It made my skin hydrated and smooth. The most refreshing thing is one will definitely enjoy the soothing fragrance of the gel until it's on the face. Even after washing, it lingers on the face for a few minutes. It does moisturize my skin very well and gave a subtle glow. It made my skin very smooth after washing. 

The results are not long lasting, so I am using this gel day by day to maintain that glow and shiny skin. I have applied this gel at night before going to bed so that the next morning, I wake up with beautiful glowing skin. This gel is unisex and I think suitable for all skin types.

Pros:
  • Packaging
  • Fragrance
  • Easy to apply and wash
  • Hydrated skin very well
  • Makes skin smooth and glowing
  • Ingredients
  • Handmade and Natural
  • Unisex
  • 100% chemical free formulation
Cons:
  • I personally didn't find any con, but tub packaging may be a hygienic concern for a few people.

Final Words:  This gel based face mask works wonders on the skin by hydrating it really well and makes the skin very smooth. I strongly recommend people with dry skin or whose skin tends to dehydrate soon to try this mask for better skin.

I am damn sure you will like the review and want to know the latest updates from the brand. To make that easier, I am attaching all the links to their social media below. Don't forget to follow them :)


Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.






Saturday, 22 April 2017

Face Renewal Serum and Milk Oatmeal Honey Soap from "Organique" - Review

Hey All!!
Welcome to our blog. Today's post is going to be something interesting. I haven't reviewed this category of products earlier. You must have got to know about the products by seeing the title of the post. Yes, in this post, I am going to share my views on Face Serum and Soap from the brand "Organique". This is the first time I am going to talk about this brand and its products. So without any delay, let's jump into the original post.

About Organique:

In their voice: "Organique believes in natural skin care. Nature has the answers to all our skin woes, then why use chemicals and be harsh to our skin."

PC: Organique Fb Page
Organique is a Hyderabad based brand run by Mrs.Sandhya who is very cooperative and has an immense knowledge of the ingredients, products, skin types which thus lead to an organic skin care regime. She makes the products in small batches to maintain the quality.

They deal with customers through Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp.
Call/Whatsapp - 9705331908
Email id- organique7@gmail.com

Organique Face Renewal Serum:



Directions: Take 3-4 drops and rub it on your palm and apply on the face. It has to be used during the night for effective results. 

Ingredients: Infused Jojoba Oil, Black Cumin, Turmeric Extract, Vitamin E, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Argan Oil, Essential oils of Sandalwood, Helichrysum and Lavender.



Jojoba oil is infused with Lavender buds, Rosehips, Red Clover flowers, Fennel seeds, Rose petals and chrysanthemum for one month.

Price: Rs/- 400 for 12 ml

My Experience with this Face Serum:

After reading amazing reviews on this serum, I was very much excited to try this. And this serum has reached my expectations. The packaging is very cute and attractive. This serum comes in a small glass dropper bottle. The color of the oil is lightly golden and the consistency is very thin. This serum has a heavenly aroma of the herbs used in it. You can feel the aroma even after applying it on your face. It lingers there for few minutes which gives you an aromatic spa feeling <3.



I am using this serum almost for a month now as per the directions and I am very much in love with this. It has a soothing aroma which is quite impressive. My skin is feeling very much better than earlier. This serum acts as a super food for the facial skin. It is not at all heavy even on my oily skin as it gets absorbed by the skin very quickly and you don't feel any greasiness on your face. The next morning, I am waking up with a smooth and glowing skin. There are no side effects or breakouts caused due to this serum. The best thing about this is, it's suitable for all skin types. 

The only con I felt is it's labeling. The bottle doesn't have any details about the ingredients list, price, quantity, shelf life anything. The details mentioned above are taken from their Facebook page. I wish they add more details on the labels.

Pros:
  • Very much effective
  • Hydrates skin very well
  • Gives smooth and glowing skin when continuously used
  • Ingredients
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Handmade and Chemical free
Cons:
  • Labeling
  • Not Travel-friendly
PPD Rating: 4.7/5 (only because of labeling otherwise it's 5/5 product for me)

Organique Milk Oatmeal Honey Soap:



Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive oil, Coconut, Castor, Shea Butter, Avocado, Milk, Raw Honey, Oatmeal, Cedarwood E.O.

Price: Rs.250/- per 100gms

My Experience:

There is nothing much to talk about the packaging of the soap. It comes in a butter paper with the label which contains the ingredients list. Again, it doesn't have any other details mentioned.



The soap helps in mild exfoliation which can be used daily. The fragrance is very mild which is a big plus. It doesn't linger in the body after bathing. It lathers really well and has a smooth, creamy texture. I felt that my skin was very smooth and hydrated after bathing. Yes, the ingredients used are good in hydrating the skin and you can clearly feel fresher and smoother skin after bathing. It doesn't cause any breakouts on the skin of hands or legs. 

Pros:
  • Natural, Handmade and chemical free
  • Ingredients do the best for the skin
  • Hydrates skin well
  • Leaves a soft and smooth skin
  • Even works as a mild Exfoliator
Cons:
  • Packaging could have been better
PPD Rating: 4.8/5

Final Verdict: The products from "Organique" are really effective and they are worth the price. Give them a try. I am sure, you will love the brand. 


Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

9 Beauty Hacks Using Baby Products

Babies have delicate skin that is prone to rashes, irritation and dryness so skincare products designed for newborns are usually free of chemicals, dyes and fragrances. But baby skin care isn't limited to only babies. Many dermatologists actually recommend these formulas to their adult patients also.

After having a baby, I realized that while they don’t come only with candies, babies have plenty of steal-worthy items!!!! hahaha. It’s true that sometimes classifying a product as “baby product” is just a way to get you to buy something you don’t need or is pricier than necessary. These baby products can replace many of our adult items, thus saving money. Additionally, baby products are almost always formulated to be gentle so there can be no side effects.

In this post, we shall discuss some baby products which are great for beauty care and can be added to our daily routine if needed or can be used as substitutes for originals when necessary.

1. Baby oil:

As part of our beauty routine, Eyeliner and mascara are hard to take off from your eyes at night. But, baby oil is slick enough to take your color pigments right from your lashes. Swab an ear bud into the oil, and gently rub it against your eyelids. Just massage the leftover oil around your eyes.


2. Baby wipes:


If you run out of makeup remover wipes, baby wipes could be a good alternative. We recommend going for fragrance-free or those made for sensitive skin and also the baby versions tend to be cheaper comparatively.


3. Baby powder:

When you do not have time to shampoo your hair, you can sprinkle some baby powder on your greasy hair to have a smooth, fresh and oil-free look. Also, a Baby powder can be used to fix your makeup. To have a grease-free look, simply dab a tiny amount on your face and neck after wearing foundation. You can also pat a little amount of powder on eyelids before applying your eye shadow for a smoother and longer-lasting effect.


5. Nipple cream for Chapped lips:

This one might be a little weird but bear its true. Using Nipple cream gives you shiny, supple, soft lips. Although this isn’t exactly for the baby usage and mostly for a breastfeeding momma, it should be safe for us too. Apply a good amount before you go to sleep, and when you wake up the next morning wipe off the dead skin.



6. Diaper rash cream:

It is a great remedy for the extra-sensitive and rash-prone skin. It relieves you a lot in hot summers, Usually, we get rashes on inner thighs in summer due to sweat and tight clothes. This diaper cream soothes those rashes and helps to recover very soon. 


7. Diapers make surprisingly effective heat and ice packs:

Did you know a new disposable diaper makes a fabulous hot or cold pack!! To use it as the hot pack, heat some water on the stove and simply pour hot water into a new disposable diaper and let it soak in. You can also reheat your diaper hot pack in the microwave when it cools off. To use your disposable diaper as an ice pack, pour ice cold water in the diaper or just pour normal water in your diaper and put it in the freezer.  

8. Gripe water can soothe an adult’s upset stomach:

Some kind of gas troubles and hard stomach problems can be relieved by using infant gripe water for adults too.


9. Baby lotion:

Baby lotions are one of the best non-sticky and non-greasy options you can have for a soft and smooth skin. Moreover, they form a protective layer on the skin guarding it against irritation and dryness. People with extra sensitive skin can always find this as a very good option.


I also wanted to share the fact about this baby oral solution along with the above products.

Pedialyte may help cure a hangover!!!!
Pedialyte, a liquid meant for dehydrated infants suffering from vomiting and diarrhea, also works wonders after a long night of partying. Have a look at what people say here.


***All the Images are taken from Google Images***

Let us know how many of the products are you already using and how many did you felt useful. Also, add some new hacks if you know any in comments as we would always love to hear from you.


Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Get Organized, Be Dangerous with Butterly Yours Personalized Planner

"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"You can't plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind"
- Gordon B. Hinckley

"Always, Always have a plan"
- Rick Riordan

"If you don't know exactly where you're going, how will you know when you get there?"
- Steve Maraboli

These are some of the quotes shared by great people about "Planning". Yes, planning plays a very important role in one's success. Planning can help quantify goals and establish a means of measuring success. But the point is, how many of us are good at planning things?? Even I am not :( When I come across such motivational quotes, I always decide to start planning the things to make my day/week well organized but I always fail to do it. Now things got changed as I got my hands on this cute personalized planner.

Introducing the cute and handy "Bhasad Planner Diary cum Organizer" from Butterly Yours.



About Butterly Yours:


In their voice: "We at Butterly Yours, a bunch of creative animals wakes up every day with a zeal to "Create Something". We look in the mirror & ask ourselves " Have we gotten better from yesterday?" The zest to find the right answer keeps up alive. Every day is a new day & we are evolving. We aren't perfect but all we know is to give our best shot as we continuously innovate. We try to keep our thinking as funny as possible, as the best ideas come as jokes only."

Products that help us to physically ‘live our thoughts’!!

About the Planner:




An exclusive personalized & handy organizer to flaunt for real and feel crazy about. A must have accessory for your desk that makes your friends going gaga about it.

Features that make it irresistible are:
  • Helps you prioritize your to-do list and stay organized
  • Uses ‘The Desi Dilli Slang Lingo’. Who said Organized has to be #NotSoCool
  • Premium Quality Faux Leather Casing
  • Comes personalized with your name on it
  • Comes in 4 colors- Hot Pink, Shiny Black, Parrot Green and Ferrari Yellow
  • Best ‘Out of the box’, cool and funky gift
Price: Rs. 349/-

Availability: You can buy this cool planner directly from their Website for bulk orders and for single orders, you can buy from Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm

My Views:  

The first thing I liked about this planner was, it's Personalized. When I saw my name on the planner, I was jumping like a kid. I know it's weird, but I really got connected with it as my name on it says "it's Mine". This is the best gift you can give to the people who are organized and also to the people who are very lazy (like me) with their name printed on it. Or you can buy one simply for yourself :)

The second thing is its funny slang on the pages inside. Seriously, it's very funny as we see very serious quotes or some important notes on planners in general. The lines are like below:
  • BHASAD - Urgent & Important
  • O TERI KI - Important not Urgent
  • BHAINS KI AANKH - Urgent not Important
  • DEKH LENGE YAAR - Not Important not Urgent

And the funniest quote is written on the outside packaging. It says #If I was Organized, I'd be Dangerous! Ha-ha, How funny is this!!

And finally, the third thing is Colors available. All the colors are really cool and one can select any color they like. I have chosen Yellow and it's super cool and pretty.


Now coming to my views after receiving this planner, I am very much satisfied with all the 3 points mentioned above. The quality of the leather used on the outer cover is luxe and so the quality of the paper used. I am very much impressed with the quality. For that price, this is undoubtedly an awesome deal. The printing quality is also good. I love my name on this cute little minion (ha-ha, I named it as this is in yellow color). The pages inside are detachable and once finished with a page, we can tear it off easily and continue with the next one.  It is very much helpful in categorizing the things based on priority and importance which is very much important nowadays.


The major plus of this planner is its size. It is about palm size and fits well in your handbag. So this can stay 24*7 with you to help you in planning things. Even you can take this with you while traveling.

So this planner has gained 100/100 on everything it claimed. Now it's my turn to use it effectively and become an organized person. Wish me good luck people :) And get ready to face the dangerous person (lol).



Final Verdict: It is a perfect combination of Utility & Creativity. It will make you ORGANIZED & your friends will envy you, to have one like yours. Get ready to hear someone asking you "Where did you get it from?" I already hear these questions. Now it's your turn.

If you like this planner and review, follow Butterly Yours on their social media for more updates: 



Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.

"OMVED" Hibiscus Brahmi Hair Mask - Review

Hey, All!!!

Welcome to our blog once again!! In today's post, let's talk something about Hair.

In these days, many of us are suffering from hair problems like hair fall, dandruff, split ends, dull hair, etc. We have a list of reasons for all these problems. In Ayurveda, we have many options to be used as the solution for our problems. But we cannot go and buy every herb and make a mixture out of it for permanent solutions. So to help us, many brands are coming up with organic skin & hair products which are a bliss for us. One such a brand is "Omved".


In today's post, I am going to review their Hibiscus Brahmi hair mask. This is not the first time I am talking about this brand. I have already reviewed their face mask. If you haven't checked it, click HERE to know about it.

About Omved:

In their words:

 "OM (the absolute) and VED (knowledge), to live in complete wisdom and awareness are the founding principle of Omved. Welcome to a world of the ancient millennia, of Vedic traditions and Sanatan Dharma (eternal truths). Welcome to pure natural living.
Omved is a world of beautiful products, well researched, designed and handcrafted for your well-being and lasting satisfaction. Our endeavor is to offer and impart healing qualities through our 100% natural well-being products to bring you back in balance. Omved ensures that each and every item used in the products is chemical free, natural, handcrafted, fair trade, made in India and biodegradable. All products at Omved are authentic and ethical – embracing design and sustainability, beautifully finished and reviving our ancient Vedic traditions. They are safe for you and safe for the earth."

They offer a wide range of products covering almost every category. You can check their products category wise HERE.

Hibiscus Brahmi Hair Mask - Review:



Product Description: Omved Hibiscus Brahmi Hair Mask is a nourishing powerhouse to deep condition the scalp, soothe itching and clear dandruff for healthy, soft and lustrous hair.

Directions: Mix with water or curd into a paste. Massage into scalp and apply thoroughly. Leave in for 15 minutes. Wrap a hot towel for better conditioning. Rinse thoroughly. Use twice a week for better results.

Ingredients:



Price: Rs.220/- for 50 gms.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Availability: You can directly buy from their website mentioned above.

My Experience:

Firstly, I don't trust anything easily when it comes to my hair. I know many of us will hesitate to try out new hair care products. But when I saw the names 'Hibiscus' and 'Brahmi', without any further doubt I gave this mask a try. My mom used to make hibiscus leaves and flowers mask for my hair when I was very young and I heard many benefits of Brahmi herb for hair. So I am damn sure about its efficiency. 

This mask comes in a silver colored paper pouch with labels and all details. The packaging is very basic. Nothing much to talk about it. The mask is in powdered form. It's a finely grounded powder and the aroma is so heavenly. You can strongly feel the aroma of the herbs used in it, but it doesn't irritate your sensitive nose.





This mask is very efficient as the ingredients used in this mask are very good at solving many hair problems. This mask made my roots strong, thus preventing hair fall. I used to have a very light dandruff when I used this mask for the first time. It cleared out minor dandruff I had in the first usage. So if you have severe dandruff, regular usage of this mask will help you in fighting with dandruff. On the packaging, they have mentioned mixing this powder either with water or curd. I have tried with both of them and let me share my experience with you all by comparing.

  • Firstly, curd has many benefits for both skin and hair when compared to water. So, it's an added advantage using curd.
  • When mixed with water, the mixture has become thick within no time. So it is tough to apply the mask as it tends to dry pretty quickly. Whereas when mixed with curd, the application of the mask is very much smoother as it doesn't get dried out easily.
  • After application, the mask gets dried out and starts falling down by creating a mess when mixed with water. This happens in less than 5mins. So personally I felt, there is no scope for the scalp and hair to absorb the goodness of the herbs used. Whereas when mixed with curd, the mask takes some time to dry out meanwhile the scalp and hair get benefited.
  • Last but most important, I have an oily scalp and dry hair. So when mixed with curd, it even worked as a conditioner and gave shine to my hair. But when mixed with water, my hair became even dry and rough.
**** The images shown are taken when mixed with curd****

2 tablespoons of the powder is enough to cover entire scalp and hair. In this way, it lasted for me just for 4 uses. Once opened, it has to be stored in the refrigerator by pouring into an airtight container. Otherwise, it won't work in the way mentioned. 



Pros:

  • Makes the roots of the hair stronger
  • Treats dandruff
  • Prevents Hairfall
  • The ingredients used have many benefits for the hair
  • No added perfumes
  • It has an aromatic fragrance
  • No chemicals
Cons:
  • Packaging could have better
PPD Rating: 4.8/5

Final Verdict: If you have severe hair problems and want to go with a complete Ayurvedic and chemical free formula, then this mask is a must have for you. Give it a try, you will never regret.

If you like this review and want to get regular updates from Omved, then follow them on their social media.




Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.