St.D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturiser – Ultra-Enriching Body Lotion | Review

I must confess, I am one of those people who are always too lazy to use a body lotion. I may follow a seven-step skincare routine for my face but when it comes to my arms and legs, I assume that they will fend for themselves. This attitude doesn’t give me much trouble during the warm and humid summers but come fall and winter and my skin starts complaining about the dryness and flakiness, and I have to half-heartedly make some room for a body lotion on my vanity. However, this autumn and winter, I have a body lotion with me that is actually a joy to use, and this product is the St. D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturiser, an Ultra-Enriching Body Lotion that is perfect for the colder months.

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This nourishing body lotion contains Argan Oil, Avocado Butter, Olive Oil, and Vitamin E, ingredients that I really enjoy slathering all over my skin. Also, the fact that these hydrating oils and many other natural ingredients are the first many names in the ingredients list proves that this is truly a product that celebrates nature’s goodness and does not just use trace natural ingredients as a marketing strategy. It is paraben-free, mineral oil free, phthalates free, and hypoallergenic, basically it is devoid of all harmful chemicals that can damage your skin.

St.D'vence Autumn Edition Moisturiser - Ultra-Enriching Body Lotion | Review

Texturewise, it has a fairly thick consistency – somewhere between that of a body butter and a body lotion, however, it spreads evenly on the skin and gets absorbed quickly, without leaving any white streaks. It has a feminine, perfumey scent which I absolutely love because I enjoy layering up products to smell good all day long. This scent may seem a little strong when first applied but it does fade to a beautiful and mild floral scent within a few minutes and lasts for several hours on the skin. As for the efficacy of the moisturiser itself, it leaves the skin supple, hydrated, and healthy looking, without any traces of dryness.

St.D'vence Autumn Edition Moisturiser - Ultra-Enriching Body Lotion | Review

I will also like to give a special mention to the packaging, it is so cute and is the perfect size for travelling with! The flip cap, the shimmery label, and the tiny leaf at the front make the bottle utilitarian as well as perfect to fit in with the autumn theme. I do not like to travel with bulky lotion bottles and find decanting them quite a messy affair, so this packaging is a boon for me.

St.D'vence Autumn Edition Moisturiser - Ultra-Enriching Body Lotion | Review

The St.D’vence Autumn Edition Moisturiser is currently available for pre-ordering on Amazon. It is a must-have if you want your skin to stay nourished and hydrated despite the chilly weather. The brand has spent 3 years in extensively researching and planning this product that contains 10 premium hand-picked ingredients sourced by personally travelling around the world. This moisturiser is also making history by being the first beauty product to be available for pre-order on Amazon in the website’s 20 years of existence. St. D’vence believes that every person deserves a healthy body and skin and their philosophy reflects in every ingredient of this product. Currently priced at a discounted value of INR 399 for 300ml, it is quite affordable too. So pre-order yours now, I am sure you will fall for this moisturiser this autumn-winter!

Pre-order Link: http://amzn.to/2iY884z

Amazon Brand Page: http://amzn.to/2jrg11R

Brand Website:  https://stdvence.com

Disclaimer – Product sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.

Another Goodie From Qtrove!

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!

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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.

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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!

IMG_8112I 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).

Happy Shopping!

XoXo,

Mrinalini

P.S. – You can also stalk Qtrove on their social media pages:

Twitter: @qtrove

Instagram: @qtrove

 

Kara Nail Polish Remover Wipes | Review

Today I will talk about a product that makes the process of painting the nails even more pleasurable. The Kara Nail Polish Remover Wipes are an excellent alternative to carrying around a bottle of liquid nail paint remover when you are traveling. Each wipe is soaked with Olive Oil and Vitamin E that help to keep the nails well nourished and hydrated. A single wipe is capable of removing the nail paint from both the hands, even when you are wearing a dark color on your nails.

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Another great thing about this product is that you no longer have to deal with the strands of cotton left behind by cotton pads, when you want to repaint your nails immediately. The only thing I don’t like is that the oil makes the process a little messy and the color and oil may spread all over the fingers. However, the residue comes off quite easily on washing or wiping the fingers with cotton.

The wipes are available in different scents but my favorite is the strawberry one. A pack of 30 wipes is priced at INR 100, which is quite reasonable considering that the product is very effective and acetone free too. These nail wipes are extremely convenient to use and have become a handbag essential for me.

I hope this review was helpful. Buy this product here.

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