Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner | Review

Greenberry Organics is a skincare brand that I have absolute faith in. Their face masks have drastically improved the texture of my skin over the past few months and have reduced my acne too. This is why I was super excited when the brand sent me a few of their products to try out some days ago. Be prepared for an overdose of Greenberry Organics products for the next few days because I can’t stop raving about all the items they sent me! Today, I will be talking about their Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner.

Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner | Review

You all must be aware of the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of rose water. I am sure that you also know that pure rose water helps in hydrating and soothing the skin and can be incorporated as a toner or a face mist in the daily skincare routine. So what is so unique about this particular rose water that makes it stand out from the rest? One whiff of this product and your question will be answered. As soon as you spritz this facial mist on your face, you will feel like you have been drenched by the concentrated nectar of a hundred roses. The luxurious and heavenly fragrance of crushed rose petals is evidence of the fact that this product is extremely pure and unadulterated. The reason why this toner has the concentrated goodness of rose petals is that this rose water has been extracted by the method of steam distillation. This means that fresh rose petals have been carefully distilled to create this product so as to retain all their benefits and natural juices. Most rose waters available in the market do not use this technique and instead simply mix rose oil with water. This is why other brands do not contain the fresh and saturated juices of the rose petals and are therefore not as beneficial for the skin.

The Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water contains steam distilled pure and concentrated organic rose water and nothing else. With just one potent ingredient, this product is truly nature in a bottle. Not only does the scent of roses linger on the skin for hours, the skin feels hydrated throughout the day if you use this product before heading out. The spray nozzle releases a fine mist that evenly covers the face. You can spray this product on freshly cleansed skin or even over makeup to get rid of cakiness and to make your foundation look more natural and glowy. You can use it to freshen up your face throughout the day whenever your skin feels tired and can also use it as a toner after washing your face. I have also noticed that this rose water is slightly sticky in texture on the skin – this does not cause any discomfort and in fact, helps my makeup stay on longer if I use this mist prior to applying foundation on my skin. I think that this stickiness is due to the natural sweetness of rose extracts and helps seal the moisture in place as well.

Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner | Review

This is honestly the best rose water I have tried till date and makes every other rose water I have previously used pale in comparison. This rose water is free of preservatives, alcohol, and colorants and is a cruelty free and vegan product. I feel that the attention the brand has paid to create a product that is as close to nature as possible is truly commendable. The price point of INR 575 for 100ml of product seems justified to me considering the quality of the rose water and the sturdiness of the packaging which is also reusable. However, Greenberry Organics products often go on sale on Amazon and you can grab this facial mist at an even more affordable price. Overall, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the product, which is very rare for me. 5 stars to this facial mist and kudos to Greenberry Organics for creating yet another wonderful product.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water from Amazon by clicking this link.

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

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BBlunt Full On Volume Shampoo And Conditioner | Review

I promised you guys a while back that I will be reviewing a few hair products that are specifically designed for fine hair, so here I am. Today I will be reviewing the BBlunt Full On Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. BBlunt is a brand that is designed keeping the Indian climate and hair types in mind and this particular range claims to work on fine hair by providing them more volume, bounce, and life.

BBlunt Full On Volume Shampoo And Conditioner | Review

Both the shampoo and the conditioner contain rice protein for adding volume to the hair, glycerin for providing moisture, and provitamin B5 to repair damage and add lustre and shine to the hair. They are both white liquids that emanate a pleasant, aquatic scent that reminds me of a swimming pool. As you can see, the packaging of both the items is quite quirky, and although it is definitely not travel-friendly because of the added bulk, I do quite enjoy displaying these bottles in my bathroom. Also, the pump on the shampoo is certainly a plus.

As for the performance of the products, the shampoo lathers pretty well and a small amount of the product leaves the hair feeling fresh and clean. After following it up with the conditioner, my hair feels smooth and soft, and looks healthier too. Upon drying, my hair looks more voluminous and bouncier than usual however does not feel overly dry or stripped. BBlunt has done a good job at creating a formula that provides a right mix of hydration and cleansing, leaving limp hair looking more bouncy but not rough like a bird’s nest. Do keep in mind that these products do not make your hair thicker, but what they do is add an illusion of thickness by making the hair more bouncy and fluffy.

BBlunt Full On Volume Shampoo And Conditioner | Review

If you are someone suffering from limp hair then the BBlunt Full On Volume Shampoo & Conditioner will definitely provide an oomph factor to your hair. I will recommend using both the shampoo and the conditioner together for best results. The shampoo is priced at INR 600 for a 400ml bottle while the conditioner is priced at INR 400 for a 200gm bottle. This is a pretty good deal when compared to the salon ranges of most brands. For years I have been looking for a shampoo that adds a bounce to my mane without stripping my hair completely dry, and have finally found an Indian brand which is affordable too! These products have become holy grail items for me and I am sure that if you have fine hair like mine then you too will fall in love with them.

I hope that this review was useful. You can buy the BBlunt Full On Volume Shampoo here and the BBlunt Full On Volume Conditioner here.

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Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex| Review

Skincare is very important for women of all age, starting from teenagers, but the most critical time to pay attention to your skin is between the ages of 25-30, to beat those wrinkles and age spots to oblivion even before they begin to appear! This is why I have recently become more interested in anti-aging ingredients and products and the Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex is the latest addition to my arsenal.

Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex| Review

This day cream contains Omega 3 Fatty Acids that protect the skin from photo-aging caused by exposure to sunlight. It also contains powerful anti oxidants such as white mulberry, beta carotene, and wheat germ along with Vitamin C and Vitamin E to reduce pore size, eliminate fine lines and improve the overall texture of the skin.

Personally, I found the texture of this day cream to be very unique. It looks thick and creamy in the jar, which had me a little worried because I have oily skin, but upon application, it literally glided on my skin and was absorbed within seconds. It leaves the skin super hydrated but non-greasy, and is suitable for all skin types, although people with extremely oily skin may find it a tad bit heavy. However, I am someone with fairly oily skin but did not find the formula oily or sticky. The product leaves the skin feeling smoother, softer, and tighter from the very first use, and this tightening action is what one needs to reduce pore size and eliminate wrinkles. Although this cream looks slightly beige in the packaging, it goes on completely sheer on the skin, and call me crazy but I actually feel that it smells like sweet milk 😛 I quite enjoy the scent because it makes me feel like I have treated my skin with something luxurious.

Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex| Review

Overall, I am extremely pleased with the performance of this product and do not have anything negative to say about it. I have been using it on and off for some time now and have noticed that my skin has become slightly smoother and brighter. I am sure that with daily use, the results will be even more noticeable. Priced at INR 625 for a 100gm jar, I feel that this product is quite affordable for what it does to the skin. It is also free of parabens and phthalates and is not tested on animals. This product has definitely left me impressed and has piqued my interest in more products from Tvakh. I will surely be trying out more skincare from the brand and will be reporting back to you about each product. In the mean time, if you want something to battle the aging caused by environmental factors and, well, your age, then this product is something you must try.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Complex here.

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Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel | Review

Even though soap bars have made a major comeback in India, thanks to the beautiful handmade soaps that have hit the shelves, I am still a loyal lover of shower gels. Somehow the sight of a wet bar of soap with that one rookie strand of hair clinging to it always turns me off, and I have super long hair that break easily, so this scene is pretty unavoidable in my bathroom 😦 Also, shower gels are easy to travel with and are a more hygienic option when shared, so basically, I have a significant stash of shower gels in my cupboard. Today I will talk about the latest edition to my shower gel family, the Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel.

Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel | Review

This shower gel is free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and mineral oil. It contains lavender and thyme extracts, glycerin, and seed oils that soothe and repair the skin while cleansing it. This product is particularly designed for irritated skin and is super gentle on the body. It initially smells like an old school, strong smelling shampoo, but after rinsing it leaves behind the mild and pleasant scent of lavender on the skin. It lathers pretty well and cleanses the skin without leaving it dry, in fact, my skin feels slightly softer after using this shower gel. It is therefore perfect for the days when you are suffering from extremely dry skin or have rashes from waxing or shaving.

Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel | Review

Priced at INR 200 for 55ml, this shower gel is fairly expensive, but it is perfect for those whose skin reacts badly to drugstore shower gels. Other than the high price, I do not have anything negative to say about this product. The packaging with the flip cap is pretty sturdy and travel-friendly too. The 30ml bottle that I have was a sample purchased from Smytten (I got 2 other samples and this bottle for INR 89 only, which is a very good deal!), so you can check it out on the Smytten app, or can purchase it from the Kronokare website directly. If you are a fan of lavender then I am sure that you will love this product!

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How To Sell Your Clothes And Makeup On The Elanic App

Are you someone who buys things impulsively and regrets purchasing them the very next day? Or someone that buys something online and then is just too lazy to return it even if it’s the wrong size or color? If you have piles of unused clothes or makeup lying around your house then instead of hoarding them or throwing them away, why not make some money by selling them online? Today I will be talking about an app named Elanic that makes selling pre-owned items extremely easy and hassle free.

Elanic allows you to sell any unused or gently used clothes, makeup items or other lifestyle products from the comfort of your home. What is more, they arrange a pick-up of the items from your house so you don’t have to worry about sharing your address or contact details with strangers. All you need to do is download and install the app, create an account, click and upload pictures of the products that you want to sell, and then wait for offers from other users once your post goes live after approval. As with any other shopping app in the market, this one comes with its set of pros and cons. So here is an overview of what I liked and did not like about this app.

Pros-

1. All bargaining and interaction with potential buyers happens via the chat option on the app, no need to disclose your contact details to strangers.

2. Elanic arranges the pick up of the items from your house as per the time slot requested by you.

3. Money is credited to your Elanic account in the form of Elanic credits if the buyer does not request a return within 3 days of receiving the item.

4. In case the buyer returns the item, you can opt for it to be delivered back to you or can ask the team to keep it in their inventory for future sale.

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Cons-

1. Elanic credits can be encashed by requesting a transfer to your bank account only if your wallet balance exceeds INR 300. Until then, you can only use these credits to purchase items from the app.

2. Elanic charges a commission on every item that you sell, which is deducted from the price you quote for the item. However, they do mention this when you upload a new item and show the actual amount you will be receiving.

3. Most of the buyers on the app do a lot of haggling and want to buy even branded, new stuff at dirt cheap prices. So if you have something fairly expensive, be ready to sell it for a very low price or you may not be able to strike a deal.

4. There are not many great options in case you wish to purchase products. Some of the makeup items on sale seem fake and the collection of clothes is not very huge. But again, if you find a trustworthy seller then you may get some great items.

So this was a brief summary of my thoughts on Elanic. Personally, I use it more for the purpose decluttering than making money so I feel that it is pretty cool that I can send my clothes to a better home without much hassle. I would definitely recommend all of you to try out the app, especially if you are a hoarder with a huge pile of unused clothes in your closet.

If you do end up installing the app, then do check out the products I have put up for sale. My user name is @sachan.mrinalini. Also, here is a referral code that you can use while signing up to get INR 100 in your Elanic wallet on joining the app – M7CKLX

Have you used any app for selling pre-owned items? Let me know about your experience in the comments below!

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Soultree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm | Review

Unlike most people, I am extremely picky about my lip balms. Anything that needs to be reapplied twenty times a day or clings to the dry patches does not make the cut for me. This obsession for lip balms started during my college years when I first discovered the joys (read sorrows) of pigmented and chapped lips. My lips still act up occasionally when I become a little lazy about scrubbing or moisturizing them, which is when I need a good sheer lip balm to come to my rescue. The Soultree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm is what is currently nourishing my lips and I am absolutely loving it!

Soultree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm | Review

This lovely lip balm looks mauvish pink in the tube but does not impart any color to the lips. However, it is top notch in the hydration department and leaves my lips feeling moisturized for hours, without any greasiness or stickiness. When freshly applied, it smells like the coconut toffees that every kid in India consumed during the 90’s but the scent disappears soon and it does not have any discernible taste either. The formula contains Ghee, which is known to lighten pigmented lips while hydrating them, as well as a blend of seven organic oils and Kokum Butter. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, lead, and petroleum, and is a vegetarian product.

Soultree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm | Review

I love the softness that this lip balm imparts to my lips as well as the longevity of the product (I only apply it twice a day). The violet and brown packaging has also stolen my heart, although the cap does not click shut, which means that the cap may come off if not stored carefully and the lip balm may collect dust and grime. Other than this flaw in the packaging, I absolutely adore this product and feel that the price tag of INR 295 for 3.5 gms of lip balm is completely justified. This is definitely going to be my autumn-winter staple and if you are a lip balm snob just like me then you should also get your hands on this product asap!

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Soultree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm here.

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Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla Bath & Shower Oil |Review

It is so cool that all the bath products that I used to watch YouTubers from other countries rave about are now available in India. From bath bombs to bath salts, Indian brands are upping the game and are bringing unique products to our bath tubs and I am one happy girl! The Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla Bath & Shower Oil from Seer Secrets is one such product that is bringing a luxurious feel to my baths these days.

Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla  Bath & Shower Oil |Review

This product is an all natural shower oil that has the amazing scent of vanilla and is free of all the harmful substances such as parabens, sulfates, and mineral oil. All you need to do is slather this all over your wet skin in the shower or bath and rub it into your skin until you see the oil turn slightly milky. Then rinse it off and you are left with super soft and glowing skin that does not need any body lotion afterwards. Although it is not a very powerful cleanser, it scores full marks in the hydration department, and if you like a stronger body wash then you can use this oil as the second step in the shower. Since this oil is used in the shower, it does not leave the skin sticky or greasy like most body oils do and this is the reason that I enjoy using this product so much.

Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla  Bath & Shower Oil |Review

Priced at INR 549 for a 100 ml bottle, this shower oil is a little expensive but the performance and the ingredients justify the cost. Plus, it eliminates the need for a body lotion and only a few drops are sufficient for hydrating the entire body, so I feel that it is not as expensive as it may seem. I feel that this product is perfect for the winters, especially if you live in an area where the cold is not extremely harsh but you still need some extra hydration for your skin. I will definitely be stocking up on this shower oil for the colder months ahead and recommend all of you to do the same 🙂

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla Bath & Shower Oil here.

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