Thursday, 30 March 2017

**New Launch Alert** French Green Clay & Ylang Ylang Oil Face Wash from Greenberry Organics - Review

Hello, Everyone!!

Hope you are all doing good! Summer is here already and our dearest Sun has already started showing his power. Just like in winters, even now also we need to worry about our skin (*phew*sad truth). But no more worries as Greenberry Organics(GBO) has launched their new products to handle the summer heats thus making you ready for the summer. Yayyy!! Thanks to the team.

You all know my love for GBO's products from my previous blog and social media posts. If you are a new visitor here, feel free to check my previous reviews on GBO's products here: Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion & Mud Ash 3 in 1 Face Care. Now they have launched 4 new products keeping summers in mind. Here is the list of newly launched products:
  1. French Green Clay & Ylang Ylang Oil Natural Face Wash (Normal to Oily Skin)
  2. Honey, Hops and Turmeric Natural Face Wash (Normal to Dry & Sensitive Skin)
  3. Charcoal & Spearmint Oil Summer Blast Body Wash Gel With Vitamin E Oil 
  4. Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion for Summers with SPF 12

Today I am going to review about one among the newly launched products, i.e, French Green Clay and Ylang Ylang Oil Natural Face wash for oily skin. Let's jump into the review without any delay.

About Greenberry Organics:


 In their words: "Greenberry Organics are makers of fresh, natural and handmade cosmetics assorted in small batches to ensure purity and authenticity. Our makers and founders have ensured that the production of each of our categories is made in small batches to make it relevant, fresh and genuine. GBO remains eco-conscious in its approach to creating a sustainable planet as well as fair wages to our sources and vendors who strive hard to ensure quality ingredients which into the making of each batch. We are young and understand the needs of millennials creating a fusion among core traditional values and modern sciences. Enjoy nature's finest products made fresh just for you!"

Follow GBO on their social media for regular updates: Instagram, Facebook

French Green Clay & Ylang Ylang Oil Natural Face Wash (Normal to Oily Skin):


Product Description: 

Summers and oily skin are a disfavouring issue and we are working towards taking this problem off your plate. Replete with the goodness of Ylang Ylang, this solution is the soothing addition to your kitty. An excellent calming agent, the oil of Ylang Ylang leaves you with a relaxed skin that might otherwise become shriveled and languished with exposure to sun and heat. The hydrating property of Aloe Vera replenishes the necessary moisture without clogging your pores or caking your skin. Add to that the exfoliating property of Green Clay and your skin gets rid of all the excess oil while leaving it cool and doused.


Ingredients: Aqua, Sulfate and Paraben free Surfactant, Aloe Vera extracts, Ylang Ylang oil, French Green Clay.


  • The oil of Ylang Ylang is so calming, it was a part of the bathing rituals of royalties during the medieval period.
  • Aloe Vera gel is the answer to all your skin issues.
  • Green Clay exfoliates the skin along with healing it.

Shelf Life: 24 months from the date of manufacturing. After opening, use it before 6 months.

Price: Rs. 599/- (currently it's on offer and available for Rs. 399/-)

Availability: Buy this product directly from Amazon.

***Hurry up people!!! Grab the product before offer ends***

My Experience:

I personally love GBO products and I had a great experience with their 2 products earlier and this is the 3rd one from the brand. The packaging is very cute when compared with the previous 2 products. It comes in a small transparent cute bottle(don't know why I really liked the shape of the bottle) with the pump dispenser. This pump dispenser releases a small amount of the product once. So no need to worry about the wastage of the product. The consistency is somewhat gel-like neither watery nor thick. This face wash comes in green color inside the bottle and when pumped out, it looks like a colorless aloe vera gel. The fragrance is very soothing. I seriously feel this brand takes special care on the fragrance of the products too.





Coming to the effectiveness, this product is a big hit for me. Trust me, I have a very oily skin and the oil on my facial skin forms easily within a couple of hours even in winters also. And please don't ask me about summers as I will be staying fresh only up to an hour after washing my face. After an hour or so my face will start releasing oil and within 2 hours I will end up looking like a deep fried potato(please don't laugh, it's true). My brother always teases me by saying this. This face wash is such a bliss for me as it is controlling the oil formation and my face is staying fresh till evening. Not only oil control, I feel my face is very well hydrated too. Even sometimes I forget to apply moisturizer also. 

Currently am using this twice a day and my face is feeling fresh for the entire day and I don't even feel to wash my face at least with normal water in between. A very small amount of product like 2 pumps is enough to cover your facial skin and an extra pump is required if you want to clean your neck also like me. This leaves a good foam which cleanses both my face and neck very well. It doesn't leave any kind of greasiness on the face and my face started feeling fresh soon after the first use.

Pros:
  • Effectiveness of the product 
  • Packaging
  • Fragrance
  • Travel-friendly
  • Doesn't leave any greasiness
  • A bliss for people with oily skin
  • 100% Natural and Vegan
  • Against Animal Testing
  • Environment safe packaging
Cons:
  • A bit Pricey. But you can always find some offers going on amazon. So grab it in a super deal.
PPD Rating: 5/5

Final Verdict: If you have an oily skin and you also suffer from the same problem like me as mentioned above, then this face wash is a must for you. Put a full stop to your oily skin problems in summer with this amazing face wash and have a fresh face throughout the day.



Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

DIY PHOTO CUBE WITH OLD CD CASES.

Upcycling is pretty awesome. It’s just really wonderful that with a little crafting magic, you can give an item a brand new use. Just like what we are going to try in today’s DIY. I will be showing you how to make a CD case photo cube! Yup, those old cases that used to hold the CDs can now be turned into a fun cube that shows off some of your favorite photos and acts as a fabulous bit of DIY room decor. Have a look on the simple steps below in order to find out how they are made.


Supplies:
  • Ruler 
  • Scissors
  • Strong Super Glue / Hot Glue
  • 5 Color printed photos
  • 5 CD Cases
  • Light marker
Step one:
Open the CD case, remove the CD, paper cover and the plastic piece that holds the CD. It will come out if you gently pry it up. Now take the inner dimensions of the CD.

Step two:
Cut the photo printouts to the exact measurements taken from the CD. Now slowly insert the photocopies into the CD to show off as a CD cover. After inserting tuck them into the hinges on the CD transparent cover so that it does not loosen and fall apart.


Step three:
Repeat the steps to make 5 of the same kind, One for base and remaining for walls.


Step four:
Now consider one CD as a base and apply glue to the CDS on two sides so that they glue up perpendicular to the base as shown in the picture.


Step five:
Use the remaining CDs tucked with photos to complete the cube with upside open.


You can use it as a magazine holder, Art stationary holder, candle holder, cosmetics holder and Kitchen Utensil holder. Just choose according to your need.You will just love them in any way you choose.

This is a fun way to display artwork, photos, 3D art or whatever strikes your fancy using only 5 clear CD cases. You can display items 4.5" tall x 5.25" wide by .25" deep. Think it as the little doodad that represents scrapbook pages.

Try stacking out two to three cubes with format pictures or your original pictures as shown below.

google image

Please leave your project pics and comments after you try them. That gives us a lot of encouragement.

Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Get a problem free Hair with SATTHWA Premium Hair Oil

"Hair"- Everybody's treasure. We all love our hair madly. At the same time, we worry a lot if we are facing any hair related problem. These days, hair problem is a pretty common thing irrespective of age and gender. This is mainly because of the stress levels, pollution, nutritional deficiencies, health related problems etc.

By taking proper nutrition, we can manage to have a healthy hair up to some extent. But, proper care must be taken along with good food to maintain a healthy hair for a long period of time. In today's post, I am going to introduce a new premium hair oil which is effective in treating your problems related to hair.

About Satthwa:

In their voice: "Satthwa means "pure" in Sanskrit and we stand by our motto "pure to the core". Satthwa was started by Prashant a serial entrepreneur who had been fighting hair fall problems for a couple of years. He tried various "big brand" products which only helped a little. After a lot of research, trial and error, he found a good mix of certain oils which made a lot of difference in his hair. He passed on the oil to his friends and family and they all were very happy with the results. Now he is on a mission to help others with this scientifically researched hair oil formula!"
To know more about Satthwa, check their website Here.

Satthwa Premium Hair Oil - Review:


What does the Brand claim??

  • Slows Premature Graying
  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Prevents Dandruff
  • Stops Hairfall
Directions:
  1. Apply oil on scalp and massage it for 3-4 minutes. Leave it overnight and wash with alcohol-free shampoo. 
  2. Apply oil 2 times a week for 3-4 months for best results.
***Gentle heating might be required in winter, Shake well before use***

Ingredients

This is the interesting and important aspect of this product. This oil is a blend of 9 different oils which is basically a highly nutritious food for your hair & scalp.

"Extra Virgin (E.V) Coconut oil, Sweet Almond oil, Castor oil, Amla oil, Emu oil, Jojoba oil, E.V Olive oil, Vitamin E, Grapeseed oil."

Let's know more about these oils:

  • E.V Coconut oil: It helps in promoting hair growth and also prevents dandruff and makes hair thicker.
  • Sweet Almond oil: Smoothens cuticles and prevents shedding. It also regulates blood flow to the scalp.
  • Castor oil: Darkens hair and stops premature graying. It also stops split ends.
  • Amla oil: Rich in vitamin A & C. It acts as a natural conditioner and minimizes hair loss and prevents graying.
  • Emu oil: It acts as a fortifying agent for hair. It stimulates dormant hair follicles and helps with new hair growth.
  • Jojoba oil: Antifungal and unclog pores. Repairs hair and cleanses the scalp. Helps balance PH levels.
  • E.V Olive oil: Treats dry and damaged hair. Makes hair shine and helps in achieving smooth and soft hair.
  • Vitamin E: Provides antioxidants, Keratin strength and reduces frizz.
  • Grapeseed oil: High in antioxidants and promotes hair growth and delays skin aging.
Price: Rs.599/- for 100ml


Availability: You can directly buy Satthwa Premium Hair oil from Flipkart

My Experience:


Before sharing my experience with you all let me tell a few things about my hair. At present, I don't have a severe hair fall but I used to have a few years back. Because of which the thickness of my hair became less. And even I don't have severe dandruff. I will get light dandruff in winters like many of us get.

Coming to my experience, the packaging of the oil is very basic. It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with flip cap. The cap of the bottle is very tight. It doesn't leak even a single drop of oil from inside. So in this way, it is travel-friendly. The fragrance of the oil is slightly like castor oil, but it doesn't irritate you at all. The color of the oil is golden yellow and the consistency is medium. It's neither thick nor thin.



I am using this oil twice a week, but only on the scalp. Yes, I apply this oil to the roots of my hair and entire scalp. For the rest of my hair, I use either Parachute's Coconut oil or Patanjali's Amla oil. After applying, I am massaging my scalp for a few minutes and I will make a braid. I do this at night an hour before going to bed. In this way, the scalp can get a chance to absorb the oil.

I am using this oil for more than 20 days. I must say this oil is truly a life (hair) savior. As the winter is gone, so does my dandruff. I cannot comment anything on its effectiveness on premature graying and dandruff as my dandruff has almost vanished as the winter is gone before using this oil. But I have seen a visible change in the hair fall. This is truly a super food for the hair. The amount of hair fall is reduced and I can see the shine in my hair. I don't know whether anybody has experienced this or not, but I am seeing the difference. So, I can say strongly that this oil can promote hair growth, but it will take time. Continuous usage of the oil will definitely help you in getting your voluminous hair back. 

Pros:
  • Ingredients and their benefits
  • Availability - As easily available on Flipkart
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • The Fragrance doesn't irritate at all
  • Effective in controlling Hair fall
  • Paraben free
Cons:
  • A bit pricey

PPD Rating: 5/5 (as it satisfied the main concern- Hair fall)

Final Words: For all the people who are facing problems related to hair, especially hair fall, this oil is a MUST for you all. For those who don't have any problem, Lucky YOU!! Have fun :)

If you like this review, do follow Satthwa on their social media:



Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Make DIY Bath Bombs with a Surprise Enclosed

Baths are meant to be relaxing. This is a kind of pampering treat to your body. A lot of people think that they don’t have time to take a nice relaxing bath. I highly recommend you to spend 20 minutes at least once a week to soak yourself in a peaceful bath. It leaves you with a calm soul with a refreshing feel. I am kind of a person who is always lazy, especially at bath time. These bath bombs fill me and my son with lots of excitement every weekend driving us to bath with joy. When you put it in your bathtub, there's a beautiful glittery explosion of color that spreads quickly across your bathtub, which just looks so pretty and we just stare at them. 

My son Shaurya just gets lost in his own world with a warm touch of the bubbling water with the bath bombs searching for his own toy in it. Toy!!!!? I know you will be surprised. Scroll down to know for his surprise. Don't worry if do not have a bathtub in your bathroom, your kids can still enjoy them dropping in a bucket or tub of water.


Materials required

  •          1 Cup baking soda
  •          ½ Cup Epsom salt (Fruit salt –Eno)
  •          ½ Cup corn starch
  •          ½ Cup citric acid
  •          Large bowl
  •          Whisk
  •          2.5 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other veggie oil)
  •          Vitamin oil (optional)
  •          About 1 tablespoon water
  •          About 2 teaspoons essential oil (for scent)
  •          4-6 drops of food coloring
  •          Mold with a desired shape
  •          Biodegradable glitter or dried flower petals (optional)


Instructions:

1.   First, mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid) together in a large bowl. Use the whisk to make sure the mixture is clump-free.


2.   Now mix up the wet ingredients (oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring). Now you need to add a flavorful essential oil or go with something classics, like eucalyptus or lavender mix. You can also use a simple vanilla extract which is my all time favorite.


3.  If you want the bath bombs to be colorful. Drop 4-6 drops of food coloring. You can also use different colors to make different pigments. Add the colors to mixture separately in different bowls and place them in the mold accordingly.


4.    Slowly and gently add the liquid to the dry mixture. Add a teaspoon at a time. Whisk it slowly and make sure no lumps are remaining.
5.   Stuff this mixture into your silicone, steel or plastic molds. Don’t let the mixture dry out completely which does not help the bath bombs to hold tight.  When you are planning for a big batch, make sure you have more molds so that the mixture does not dry out. Press the mixture down firmly into your molds of choice. 


You can also use a silicon impression mold tray which has more slots. I use this star wars (Cartoon Series) impression mold which make my kid happy. If you do not have any, you can still use the easter hollow eggs if you have.



6.   For the safer side, let the bath bombs dry for the whole day and then pop them from the molds or trays.


7.  Throw one into the tub and enjoy the explosive bath. You can add Glitters, rose petals or paint to the bath bomb top which makes you more delighted and if you are preparing them for kids, drop a surprise toy in the bomb while preparing it, which leaves out a toy after the explosion. I paint them usually with washable paints. Make sure you use the Biodegradable ones because it is not good for the marine living.







Why the explosion happens?


Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a key ingredient in this bathtub explosion. When the high pH powder reacts with a low pH acid, it produces carbon dioxide bubbles.

You can buy the molds mentioned above in the below link

Enjoy trying these at home for yourself and the kids. Let me know your experiences and comments.

***All the pictures depicted above are from the links mentioned and some are taken from Google images***


Yours,
Pink n Peach Dairies.


Saturday, 11 March 2017

12 Must Beauty Doodads every woman should own with paylinks

From my childhood, I always had an interest towards different fancy products. Being a girl, now I have a fantasy to search and collect different beauty doodads. I want to present 12 of those from my favorites to you now. These are reasonable in cost and usually, every girl wishes to own them. I have provided links below if you also want to own them.

1. Nail Polish Holder:

We girls change Nail color according to our dress almost every week. For all the Nail Polish Lovers, these are going to be valuable gifts.This aids for application of nail color and makes it more fun.


2. Nail Polish Blower dryer:

This one is my favorite ❤❤. This monkey looks so cute that I could not resist myself from owning it and it works very well and satisfies the purpose. Press on the plate of bananas and the cute monkey will blow cool air. This helps to dry your Nail Polish preventing some accidents leading messy nails. This runs on AA Batteries.


3. Cover Your Cleavage Instantly:

No Need of safety pins, No tugging, and no more hassles. If you don't feel comfortable due to a plunging neckline, then this helps a lot. Instead of using camisoles, just pin these and you are all set to go. I loved this product personally. They come in packs of three with 3 colors Black, Beige, White with silk Lace strips.


Bra Comforters:


4. Bra strap concealer clips:

No need of purchasing Expensive Bras for the specific shape purpose. These small Clips serves your purpose.


5. Maiden Foam women's silicon bra strap  pad:

These cushions your shoulders from digging bra straps and this flexible silicone design gives a comfortable fit. This is a non-slip silicone construction with a Clear color.


6. Silicone Makeup Applicator Sponges:

Unlike traditional makeup application sponges that absorb over 50% of our makeup which goes in waste, this new silicone sponge does not absorb any product. And cleaning it is a simple job. Apply a small amount of your desired product and this will help in blending it like you are using your brush or beauty blender. These are made of high-quality silicone and are easy to clean and use.


7. Nipple covers and Breast lifter:

The Breast Petals Nipple Covers are wonderful for wearing with or without your bra, under T-shirts, bikinis, sweaters and any other outwear. They gently mold to your breast shape and gives you a smooth, sexy look. You don't have to worry about your nipples showing through your clothes.


8. Makeup brush cleaners:

Hand washing of brushes does not remove the makeup remains completely. This may lead to bacteria formation, thus leading to infections sometimes. This cleaner is helpful for cleaning remains perfectly. 


9. Travel size Silicon Squeezable and Refillable Containers:

These are BPA PFA free, leak proof silicon refillable squeezes which are travel-friendly. These can be used to carry shampoo, conditioner, lotion, oil, cosmetics and other toiletries while traveling. Instead of buying travel size packs, just squeeze your products into these tubes.


10. Some simple tools for hair styling:

French magic hair braider:




Bum pits hair lift setters:




Donut bun maker:



11. Shampoo Massager:

Scalp massaging is proven to increase the hair growth.These silicon brushes strokes aid in blood circulation and thus promotes hair growth.


12. Save yourself from High Heels:

Gel socks protector for cracked feet.

This Silicone Gel Cushion Pad Heel Liner protects skin against Cracking and decreases Skin Feet Pressure Pain. Gives a better Relief when you are opting for high heel slippers.


Toe Separators:

Toe Straighteners increase the spacing between the big toe and the second toe for proper joint alignment which is the major problem for those who prefer high heels.


Toe Rings:

These are slimming Health Silicon Magnetic Foot Massager relax Toe Rings. After a day of stressful work, These Toe rings stay in pressure points to relax you and reduce your day stress. And scientifically it is proved that magnetic rings at this pressure point aids in reducing your body weight.

 

Always buy doodads from standard brands, sellers, and websites because they maintain quality and last for a long time. Duplicates can never replace the original ones, they go mad in no time.

We hope this post helps you in finding and placing an order for these simple doodads.  Stay tuned and please mention your favorite ones and your comments below.

***All the pictures are taken from the websites links which feature the products in this post***


Yours,
Pink n Peach Dairies.