So I decided that I needed some glow on my face and went ahead and purchased the Dr. Sheth’s Basic Brightening Vitamin Glotion. This face and body lotion is a fine concoction of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and grapefruit and mulberry extracts that brighten, repair and hydrate the skin. Basically, it contains everything you need to get that healthy winter glow and to keep the dryness at bay.
This product is quite unique from other face lotions because while it has the consistency and texture of a lotion, it provides the finish of an oil-based serum on the face. It is light-weight and fast absorbing like a lotion but extremely hydrating and nourishing like a facial oil. And yes, it does provide an instant glow to the face post application.
Although it sinks into the skin really quickly, the oily-skinned ladies need to be a little cautious with the amount they use, because it can give the face a greasy appearance if you use too much. I will recommend one pump for those with oily skin and two for those with extremely dry skin, for the entire face and neck. Also, this lotion is more suitable for the night time so that it gets ample time to work its magic and also because it can cause makeup to slide around if used in the day.
Overall, I like this product because it does what it claims to do and is a no-nonsense lotion in that aspect. It provides an instant glow, brightens the skin with regular usage, and definitely moisturises it really well. Also, with so many awesome ingredients in one bottle, you can’t really go wrong with this glotion. The price of INR 800 for a 50ml bottle, plus the shipping charges of INR 200 does make this product a tad expensive and I sincerely hope that the brand finds some way to reduce the shipping costs but other than that I do not have anything to complain about regarding this product. So if you are someone who is attracted to skin-loving vitamins like a magpie is to gold then you must get your hands on this gem.
Sheet masks have taken the world of skincare by a storm and I must admit that I am late to the party. I have been meaning to try these out since a long time but somehow never got around to it. Imagine my sheer joy when Mond’Sub kindly sent me two of their much-loved sheet masks to review. Even before I knew it, I was ripping open the packaging of the Mond’Sub Anti-Wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Mask from their Collagen Silk Mask Series. Here are my views on this lovely product that transformed my skin within a few minutes.
This mask is primarily meant for mature or prematurely aging skin and promises to fight wrinkles while moisturizing and brightening the skin. Although I do not have wrinkles yet, my skin was feeling a bit tired and dry the day I tried out this sheet mask. As soon as I opened up the packaging, a clear serum oozed out, this is the nourishing fluid which the mask is soaked in. Be a little careful while removing the mask from the packaging to prevent the liquid from leaking. Once the mask is out, just peel off the transparent film and place it on your face with the blue side on the top. Now peel off the blue layer and let the mask sit on your face for around 15 minutes. The packaging contains the list of ingredients and instructions for use on the back so all the information that you need has been provided by the brand.
As soon as I placed the sheet mask on my skin, I felt a cooling sensation spread throughout the surface of my face. I believe that this cooling property helps to reduce irritation and redness and calms down the skin. Once the mask is in place, you just need to sit back and relax for some time. The mask adhered well to the skin, although it was slightly big for my face. Once I managed to get the eye holes in the right place, it was quite comfortable to wear and I could go about my work while it pampered my skin.
At the risk of looking completely ridiculous, here is a picture of me with the mask on. Now that you have had a good laugh (:P), it is time for my final verdict on the product. Once I removed the mask, there was some residual serum left on my skin which I massaged in and then rinsed my face with water. I could immediately notice that my skin was firmer and more supple than before, which means that this sheet mask will definitely be great at reducing wrinkles. It provides the right amount of hydration without making the skin oily and is pretty gentle on the skin too. Priced at INR 200, the Mond’Sub Anti-Wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Mask is the perfect quick boost for dull, tired, and aging skin. It is available at a discounted rate on various online stores, and you can purchase it from Nykaa at INR 129 only.
If you wish to explore the world of sheet masks then Mond’Sub has an excellent range and I will soon be reviewing their Gold Facial Mask as well. Meanwhile, you can catch the latest updates from the brand on their Instagram page – @mondsubindia
I hope that you enjoy this sheet mask as much as I did, stay tuned for more reviews!
A tiny bottle full of the goodness of olive oil arrived at my doorstep the other day. Yet another goodie from Qtrove! If you read my previous post then you will know that Qtrove sent me a few products to try out and this time it is the Areev Oil Of Olives Body Lotion. Qtrove is a wonderful curated online marketplace that showcases homemade and organic items produced on a small scale. They have a fantastic collection ranging from skincare to food items and I am sure you will find many interesting things on their website. Here are my thoughts on the Areev Body Lotion, a gem of a product indeed!
This lovely body lotion is quite lightweight and sinks into the skin very quickly. This is great because nobody likes the sticky and greasy feeling of heavy moisturizers. The lotion instantly softens and hydrates the skin and makes it super smooth. It has a pleasant herbal/natural smell that lingers on for hours after application. The fragrance is very soothing and the formula is specially designed for sensitive skin, therefore it is very gentle.
I also love the packaging of the product. The shape of the bottle and the unique design of the lid make it look very high-end. It is like a little bottle of potion that I have been unscrewing throughout the day to catch another whiff of the refreshing scent. I think I have found my favorite summer body lotion!
I am so glad that Qtrove provides the opportunity to discover these new brands whose products are even better than those of the established brands. All the products have that homely feeling to them that strikes a chord in my heart. I will definitely be trying out some more products from Qtrove soon!
You can buy the Areev Oil of Olives Body Lotion here, and while you are at it, do check out the other products available on Qtrove’s online store too!
I also have an amazing coupon for you guys! Use the code BLOGMRINALINIM15 at checkout to get 15% off on your first order (for orders above INR 500, paid online).
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Sometimes the nude lip colors can be a bit too pale or brown. There are days when you need your lips to look naturally healthy and have a slightly reddish undertone. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 122 Stylish will not disappoint you on such occasions.
I am a huge fan of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks in general as they are incredibly moisturizing yet stay on the lips for quite some time. This shade is no exception and I do not need to reapply for 3-4 hours. The formula is quite smooth and provides a semi-opaque finish in one swipe. It is a dusty red color with multi-colored shimmer that looks quite subtle on the lips.
I reach for this shade when I do not want a very bold look but don’t want my lips to look pale either. You can get away without a lip balm with this product, provided that you do not have severely chapped lips. It offers mild hydration and has a sweet, coconutty scent.
The best part about this lipstick is that it is priced at only INR 250! I think that the Rimmel lipsticks are quite underrated in India. They offer unmatchable quality for the price and come in a ton of different colors and finishes. Do give this one a try if you are looking for a comfortable to wear, foolproof nude red lipstick.
My lip issues first made an appearance when I was in college. It was the first time that I experienced dark, flaky patches all over my lips that looked horrendous! I tried a bunch of lip balms but everything failed at providing a permanent cure. After doing a lot of research I tried applying Vitamin E oil and that was the only thing that helped with the situation. However, the process was quite messy because I used to punch holes in Vitamin E capsules to extract the oil. Therefore, The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Lip Care is a great alternative for long term usage.
This lip balm is infused with Vitamin E and is extremely nourishing and hydrating. The texture is not too heavy and the product can be applied underneath lipstick. It can also be worn on its own for a transparent, natural shine. As an added bonus, the formula has SPF 15 too, which is so important for the lips. The only thing that I do not like about this lip balm is that the smell and taste is a bit strange, but nothing too repulsive either.
Priced at INR 350 for a 4.2 gm twist up packaging, the product is slightly expensive but an excellent investment if nothing seems to be curing your pigmented, chapped lips.
I hope this review was useful. Buy the lip balm here.
A body scrub that is quite gritty yet moisturizing is hard to come by. I found this gem when I was perusing the aisles of my local Body Shop store, on the hunt for a scrub that would eliminate my ingrown hair. The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Rough Body Scrub is a dream come true for me. Unlike the gentle scrubs that have soft beads, this one has a strong exfoliating action owing to the rough particles embedded in the golden gel.
Despite being a gritty scrub, this product leaves your skin supple and hydrated, thanks to the goodness of Argan oil. In fact, you can even get away without moisturizing after using this scrub. The product provides rescue from dry, scaly skin and the post waxing disasters that we call ingrown hair.
My only complaint about this product is the price, which is INR 1095 for a 200ml tub. However, this jar did last me for ages and I will definitely repurchase.
Today is one of those horrible days when nothing seems to be going well! On such occasions when I am lacking motivation and energy, a bright lipstick helps in eliminating the blues and makes me feel more put together. On sick days, I stick with easy to apply, dependable makeup that is also comfortable to wear. The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade 001 India Intrigue fits the bill perfectly!
There isn’t a single thing that I dislike about this product, which is quite rare for a picky person like me. The formula is very moisturizing and glides on evenly with the help of the doe foot applicator. The color is a blue toned dark pink which is quite opaque when applied but fades gradually throughout the day, leaving behind a beautiful pink stain. I love the perky pink shade that is capable of lifting my spirits and brightening my face instantly.
What I like the most about this product is that the color does not settle in the creases and the tint lasts on my lips for at least 8 hours.
The product is priced at INR 725 for an 8ml bottle but is available in a wide array of colors, at around INR 550, on various online portals. It is a perfect, hydrating lip color for the low-maintenance days 🙂