Coconut Water Rubber Mask from Sephora India | Review and Swatch

I have been obsessed with shopping at Sephora lately. I have been in love with their sheet masks for quite a sometime. Will review some soon. Also I have had heard about their rubber mask. Since I am quite new or rather I had never used one, thought of giving it a try.

They have 4 different variants available:

  • Kiwi
  • Goji
  • Charcoal
  • Coconut Water

As my skin is quite dry, I opted for the variant – coconut water. Which claims to add deep moisture. Let’s see how this works.

Price: 580 INR

Packing:

This comes in a recyclable plastic box. The box resembles a small bucket. Different variants have different coloured boxes. All the details about the product including the required quantity of water to be mixed is also been mentioned on the box.

If it is a fresh piece, it is good to be carried around while you travel. But if you open the pack, the lid is not tight enough to carry it around without worrying about spillage.

Oh yes, it also comes with a spatula to mix water and the powder.

Colour:

The mask is light cream colour.

Fragrance:

It has a very very mild fruity smell. It’s a fresh aroma.

Consistency:

The store assistant told me that after mixing water and stirring it will turn into rubber like consistency and then we need to apply on face. But that was a miscommunication/ confusion. Because once you mix water, this turns out to be a paste like consistency. After letting it work for 5 minutes (as mentioned on the packing), it will turn into rubber like consistency. That is when we will be peeling off the mask.

My Experience:

Since this was my first ever encounter with rubber mask, I didn’t know exactly how it works and what quantity I will be needing. So, I blindly followed the instructions by adding the same quantity of water mentioned on the package. Stirred the mask with the spatula that comes with it.

But then I realised how actually the mask works. I.e. from paste to rubber consistency. Also I realised that I could have used the mask multiple times as the quantity was quite more for one time use.!

Even though the water added to the mask was exactly as instructed on the package, the mask was quite thin and dripping all over the place.

Good thing is that, as claimed by the company it works within 5 minutes. After 5 minutes of application, the mask had turned quite thick like a rubber.

Usually peeling masks hurt while peeling them off. But this mask was not. It was quite easy to peel it off.

About hydration – Usually peel off masks dry my skin. Post peeling them off I need a moisturizer. But post using this mask, my skin didn’t feel any dry. So I can easily say that skin was hydrated. But I can not say that the mask has deeply hydrated my skin, like a magic. It has done a very decent job.

Pros:

  • Peeling off the mask was easy.
  • It did not dry my skin like any other peel off mask would do.
  • It added hydration to my skin.
  • Packing is quite reusable.Quantity is more for single use. You can use it multiple times if you take adequate quantity out and mix water to make the mask.
  • Does not contain harmful chemicals.
  • Plastic used for packing is recyclable. So they are doing a bit for the environment.

Cons:

  • Quantity of water mentioned on the pack is misleading. If you go with the quantity mentioned on the package, you are going to end up wasting the product like I did.
  • It didn’t add any extra or deep hydration to my skin. It has done a very decent job.
  • Falls on pricier side for a mask + the job it is doing.
  • Package once opened, can’t be carried around without worrying about spillage. As the lid is not tight enough.

Is this on my repurchase list?

No. It is a descent product. But I had more expectations for the money I paid.

Will I recommend?

It is good enough for normal skin, provided they use it multiple times by the way I have suggested above. But if you have dry skin and searching for deep hydration, go for sheet masks instead of this one.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5.

Check Out This Video of Mine Where I Have Demonstrated My First Ever Rubber Masking Experience. 😄

The Face Shop Mango Seed Silk Moisturizing Deep Toner : Review and Swatch

The brand The Face Shop has become quite popular these days, especially with their sheet masks. Most of the vloggers have been promoting this brand. By the influence of one of my favorite vloggers, I happened to try their sheet mask and it turned out to be pretty good for my skin.

While hiding my face with my palms, I am confessing this – I fall under the category of those people, who fall for the advertisements. I mean I don’t believe all the advertisements I come across, but yes most of them. So, needless to say, not all of them work for me. This in turn has helped me to get rid of this obsession of buying everything I see. Let’s see whether this buy of mine has worked for me or not.

Before I start, two points to share with you:

Firstly, it is NOT a sponsored post. It’s an honest review.

Secondly, if you want to know more about toner in general, check this post of mine.

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This toner is from their recently launched Mango Seed range. They have many variants in this range, starting from Eye cream to night cream. I opted for trying out toner from the range first. So here it is my take on The Face Shop Mango Seed Silk Moisturizing Deep Toner.

Price: 1890 for 165 ml.  (I bought it while there is a sale on Nykaa. Got it for half the original price. )

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Shelf Life: 3 years.

Ingredients:

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What Does Company Claims:

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Packing:

The outer cartoon is of deep grey shade, with the details of the product printed on it.

The product comes in sturdy, semi transparent plastic bottle. This is how the color combination of the bottle is.

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The pump nozzle is just perfect to take out the required product. Plus, maintaining hygiene. The nozzle has a sturdy plastic removable cap over it. This makes it easier to carry while you travel. The cap fits tight enough thus making sure that there are no worries of spillage.

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The semi transparency of bottle makes it easy for you to keep check on the remaining quantity left inside the bottle.

Fragrance:

If you are imagining the fragrance anything related to mangoes, hold your horses. Because, it no where smells like mangoes.

But it has very refreshing and soothing fragrance. It is neither empowering nor faint.  It fades away once you apply.

Consistency:

It is quite runny but not so watery.  Consistency is between watery and a lotion I can say.

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But it is neither oily nor greasy. Once you apply, it adds moisture without making skin looking shiny.

Moisturizing?

Hell yes. I mean I have used toners from different brands. But it does its job of cleansing your face and adds lot of moisture. Even though I have combination skin, I don’t feel the need of moisturizer after using it. So this is a perfect fit for the ladies with dry skin. This adds extra moisture that your skin will be thankful for.

You can see the difference in the pictures itself. My hand looks quite dry in the first picture. Post spreading the toner over it, it looks better.

Things I Liked:

  • Leaves skin clean and moisturized.
  • Did not cause any irritation or breakouts.
  • I like the fragrance.
  • Travel friendly packing.

Cons:

  • Bit pricey for a toner. But little quantity goes long way.
  • Product contains no additives.
  • Company claims the radiance, but I didn’t find any radiance as such on my skin.

Will I Repurchase?

I guess yes. This is moisturizing and does its primary job quite well. But only when there is a sale going on. Haha.

Will I suggest this to my beautiful reader?

Yes if you have dry or combination skin. This adds so much moisture that you will thank me for the suggestion. Look for the offers. Nykaa or even Amazon usually has some or the other offers going on, on The Face Shop products.

Mygirlypedia Rating:  4/5

The Body Shop Mango Body Yogurt : Review

Hello,

Body lotion is something which is a must for us, whose has dry skin. As I had promised in my last product review post, I am reviewing body lotions from my collection, one by one.

While picking up the lotion for review, I noticed that I have many products from the brand ‘The Body Shop’. From their skin care range to hair care, I have most of them. #Shopaholic.

So, today the product I picked up is this body yogurt from the brand The Body Shop. These body yogurts were introduced somewhere last year. They have consistency of yogurt and as usual I was very excited to try something from this new launch. tada… I did. They have claimed that it is best suited for dry skin. Let’s see how it worked for my dry skin.

Brand : The Body Shop.

Range : Body Yogurt

What Does The Company Claims:

1) No time to moisturise? Now you do. Our Body Yogurts can be applied straight onto damp skin, so you can shower, moisturise and dress straight away.

2) They’re 100% vegan (we love cruelty-free beauty!).

3) Each Body Yogurt is enriched with Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain.

4) They have a fast-absorbing, non-sticky, non-greasy, gel-cream formula that leaves the skin feeling moisturised for up to 48 hours.

Flavours: Yes, they are available in five different flavours. Trust me, they all smell delicious. Even a friend of mine smelled the body yogurt and she was like, “get me a spoon, I will eat this”. haha.

The 5 flavours available in Indian market are:

  • Mango (Which I loved the most.)

     

  • British Rose

  • Strawberry

  • Almond Milk

  • Moringa

  • Banana

PS: You can click on each image above to buy the flavour you like. 

Price: Rs 845 for 200 ml

Shelf Life: 32 months. Once opened, 12 months.

Best part : It’s cruelty free. The Body Shop has special place in my heart because of their cruelty free products and the campaign they started to stop poor animals getting harmed while making cosmetics. 🐰

Packing:

It comes in this cute, little, sturdy plastic tub pack with all details printed on it. The colour of the tub is in match with the flavour of the product inside. So it makes it easier to recognise the product without having to opening it up. The plastic cap covering the tub is quite sturdy and tight. Thus you can carry it while you travel.

Only drawback I can see in this kind of packing is the hygiene. Because with tube packing you can squeeze out the required quantity of product out and use. Whereas in tub packing, you got to dip your fingers to take out the product. So in terms of hygiene, tube packing over tub packing, always.

Fragrance:

It smells delicious. Are you a lover of mango??? You are going to love this. As soon as you open the pack a very sweet fragrance lingers in air. I must say this fragrance is quite strong. As I love this fragrance, I don’t find it as a con.But girls with sensitive nose might find it little over empowering. Good thing about this fragrance is, it fades away soon, post applying on skin.

Colour:

This is definitely a yummy colour.

Consistency:

This is a gel + cream like consistency. Very light. It is non greasy, non-oily. Once applied, gets absorbed really quick.

My Experience:

I did apply this post bath when skin requires moisture the most. As I mentioned earlier, it got absorbed quite fast and made my skin feel smooth. Which most of the lotions do.

Real test for a body lotion/ body care product comes during evening. Where skin becomes dry again. But for a surprise, my skin was feeling normal. It wasn’t dry as it always does by evening. As company has claimed 48 hours moisture and my skin wasn’t too dry, I skipped re applying it in evening to test the claim. But by morning my skin had become dry again. So, out of my experience, 48 hours might not hold true for dry skin. But I must say it did a good job by keeping skin moisturised all throughout the day.

Pros:

  • Kept my skin moisturised all throughout the day.

  • Light formula.

  • Non greasy, non-oily.

  • Little quantity is enough as compared to body creams.

  • Yummy fragrance.

  • 5 different flavours to choose from.

  • Travel friendly and cute packing.

Cons:

  • Tub packing is quite problematic when it comes to hygiene.

  • Some might find it pricey.

  • Fragrance fades away quite soon.

Will I recommend this to you???

Yes if you have dry skin and no time to re-apply lotion, this one is for you.

Will I repurchase?

Yes. I prefer these kind of body care products while I travel, where I don’t get time to sit and apply lotion frequently. Apply once a day and you are good to go kind. But next time, would like to try out different flavour.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 3.5/5

I Tried Couple of Nykaa Hand & Nail Crèmes and This is What All I Have to Say About Them

When we meet and greet someone, we usually say hello by waving or shaking hands. Hence there is high chance that your hands not go unnoticed. Taking care of them should be in the list for this prime reason.

Hand cream is something my handbag essentials for a very long time. All thanks to my dry hands. Huuh.

A month ago I bought these hand creams from Nykaa. Nykaa has come up with their own line of cosmetics and skin care. There are seven different varients in this range. Out of which I chose two of my favorites.

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Let’s see how it worked or not worked for me.

PS: this post is not sponsered by Nykaa.

Flavors I chose:

  • Peony & White Lily
  • Freesia & Vanilla

What company claims:

Peony & White Lily

Flirtatious Peonies mingle with the regal White Lilies to give sweep you to a mystical dreamland with its exquisite fragrance. Peony brings dollops of freshness, while noble White Lilies leave your hands wrapped in sweet, romantic scent.

Freesia & Vanilla

Dive into the sensuous, gourmet scent of intense vanilla wrapped in a fresh bouquet of hand-plucked Freesia. The free-spirited freshness of Freesia is mellowed down with the ever-so-sweet Vanilla, offering you a blend that give your hands a warm, fresh hug.

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Packing:

These are quite tiny tubes. Plus, the lid is quite tight. So no worries about need for large space in your handbag or any spillage.

Each flavor has different outer packing or this tube. In one word, it’s girly. Each varient can be differentiated by it’s cool floral prints on the tube.

As you can see, the Freesia has this yellow floral print and peony has this beautiful red floral print.

Have a look at all the variants here.

Price:

275 INR each for 30 ml.

Shelf life:

35 months.

Once opened, best before:

24 months

My take:

As and when you open this tubes of nail and hand cream, one thing you just can’t ignore is their amazing fragrance. Trust me it’s so yummy that you feel like eating it. But yes they are not edible so you have to drop that idea, for good.

At first, it might seem over empowering. But the fragrance faints as soon as you wipe it against your hands.

Peony & White Lily smells like a mild flower. Very soothing one.

Freesia & Vanilla is my personal favorite. It smells exactly like one of the Victoria secret mists. A very sweet coconut fragrance with a hint of Vanilla. Smells delicious.

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Consistency:

Off-white cream, neither runny nor sticky. Non greasy and non oily.

Miniaturization:

Main business. Is it serving it’s major purpose? The Freesia and vanilla has such a beautiful aroma that my baby sister also bought it. My hands are way more dry than hers.

It didn’t really work for my extremely dry hands. I could still feel the need of hydration even after applying these creams.

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But it did work for my sister. She has normal to dry hands. She could feel her hands more soft than before.

Things I loved:

  • Cruelty free.
  • Paraben free.
  • Easily available online.
  • Fragrance is amazing.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Attractive packing.
  • Tube packing is hygienic as compared to tub one.
  • Works for normal to dry hands.

Things Which can be Improved:

  • I find it slightly more pricier. Because I know some hand creams which we get more quantity for almost same amount. Plus, which works well on dry hands.
  • Fragrance fades as we apply the cream. I find it a con because the fragrance is good and I was expecting it to last a bit longer.
  • Didn’t work on extremely dry hands.
  • Girls with sensitive nose might find the fragrance over empowering.

Will I repurchase?

No. I didn’t find it worth the price as it didn’t work on my hands.

Will I recommend?

If you have normal to dry hands and love amazing fragrance, you can give a try.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2 /5.

Beauty Formulas Cranberry Moisturizing Hand Cream Reviewed…!!!

Hey My Beautiful Reader,

How’s the day treating you??? smile No matter how your day is, don’t forget to sit back, relax and do something which makes you feel happy for your existence…!!! smile

As I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts, hands are something which people notice when you greet them. So, taking care of them must be on our priority list. wink Being a beauty products lover, I love trying out different stuffs. Today I will be reviewing one of my latest entry in my ‘hand care department’.. !!! A tiny cute hand cream from ‘Beauty Formulas’…!!!

I was quite bored with my all-time favorite fab India hand cream. So, thought of trying out something new. I bought 2(Cranberry and amber) out of 3 different flavored hand creams of the brand ‘Beauty Formulas’ from the site newu. So, here I am, with the review of one of my new hand creams.

The one I am gonna review today is a Cranberry flavored one. Are you asking me why did I pick up this particular flavor??? I am a huge berries’ fan…!!! Be it the succulent strawberries, juicy raspberries or sweet cranberries… I love them all…!!!!

Read on to know whether this cutie did earned my love or no…!!!

What company claims?

Beauty Formulas Moisturizing Hand Cream is specially formulated to deeply nourish and quench your dry hands. The non-greasy formula is easily absorbed, leaving hands feeling soft, smooth and supple. The assorted creams are available in Cranberry, Amber and Rose fragrances. Comes packed in an attractive easy display carton.

The Cranberry Hand Cream comes in a vibrant small tube and has a pleasant fragrance that transports you into another world of happiness. Get your hands on this variant right away and keep your hands soft and healthy.

My Experience with Beauty Formulas Cranberry moisturizing hand cream:

Firstly, the packing:

It comes in a tiny, soft plastic tube. The baby pink tube makes it irresistible. A girly girl like me, can’t stop herself from picking this up. The packing is sturdy and doesn’t leak.

Tiny hand cream can be carried in your clutch/handbag. Hence making this a super travel friendly.

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Price:

199 INR for 30 ml (I bought this at 179 INR)

Shelf Life:

3 years

Ingredients:

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Consistency:

The white hand cream is quite thick in consistency. But doesn’t make your hands sticky/oily. Little goes long way. Hence this will surely lasts for a month or so.

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Fragrance:

It has strong, flavored berries fragrance. I personally didn’t like the fragrance. thumbs down

Is Moisturizing?

It does moisturize hands pretty well. I had applied this before going to bed. My hands were pretty soft in the morning. But, nothing works best for me like that of fab India one. My love

It might not work so well for the beauties with extra dry hands.sob

Availability:

I had ordered this hand cream online. You can buy this here

Let me sum up in terms of Pros and cons:

Pros of Beauty Formulas Cranberry moisturizing hand cream:

  1. Travel friendly packing.
  2. Little goes long way.
  3. Affordable.
  4. Moisturizing.
  5. Doesn’t contain parabens. *angel smile*
  6. Hygienic tube packing.

 

Cons of Beauty Formulas Cranberry moisturizing hand cream:

  1. Not suitable for extra dry hands.
  2. Fragrance might be over empowering for girls with sensitive nose. (I have a headache today. *sob* this hand cream is contributing a lot to make it worse. *haha*)
  3. Doesn’t lightens the skin like that of Fab India hand cream.

 

Will I repurchase/recommend this??

No, not this one again. I didn’t like the fragrance at all. Would like to try different flavors though.

If you are a girl with normal to dry hand, you can try this for a change. But extra dry hands beauties, this is not worth the buy for you.

My GirlyPedia rating: 3/5

I hope you found this review useful for your next haul…!!

Will post review of the other flavor I bought soon, here…!!!

 

Till then,

Keep spreading love,

Pallavi ❤