Forest Essentials Lip Balm In the Variant Sugared Rose Petal Review and Swatches

Lip care products always make space in my ‘to buy’ list. Forest essentials being one of my favourite brands, for luxurious Ayurvedic products, I wanted to try this range for a long time.

If you have seen my birthday video on YouTube, you know this lip balm in a gift from my lovely sister. ❤

Frozen — #so cute I'm gonna die #thank you animators

While my sister’s gift won my heart, let’s see whether this lip balm won or not..!!

Brand: Forest Essentials

Price: 695 INR for 4g 0r 0.14 oz

Shel life: 23 Months. Once opened 6 months.!

Ingredients:

Only Key Ingredients List is displayed not the entire list of ingredients.

Cruelty free? Yessss

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Recyclable? Yessss

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Packing:
Hexagonal Outer Carton looks like this.

It has these rose prints on it. Blue & red combo looks pretty. It also has all the details about the
product mentioned on it.

Oval shaped sturdy plastic Container contains the actual product.

Name of product and quantity are mentioned on the bottom of it. Gold lid & transparent jar looks Cute. Brand name is printed on lid.

Best part about the packing is it come with a mirror. How cool is that..!! It is pretty compact hence can be carried around easily.

Colour: Pretty Coral coloured balm looks so pretty.

Fragrance: It has strong smell of Gulkhand.

Texture: Light weight texture. Doesn’t feel heavy on lips.

My Experience: To begin with, I have very dry lips. That need lot of hydration. Since I loved some products from this brand in the past, I had lot of expectations from this one.

Let me start with the fragrance first. This aroma of Gulkhand stays for a while post application.Plus, I am not a fan of Gulkhand smell. So the smell is very bothering.

It is light weight on lips. Doesn’t add any tint.

Talking about prime purpose of a lip balm, unfortunately it did not help my dry lips. Did not add the amount of hydration my lips need. I tried it in both day time & night time but no much use for me!

Pros:
1. Travel friendly packing.
2. Classy packing makes it a good collectible.
3. Light weight formula glides easily.
4. Doesn’t add tint. Can be worn before applying lipstick.
5. Cruelty free
6. Recyclable.

Cons:
1. Fragrance in bothering if you are not a fan of Gulkhand.
2. Doesn’t help extreme dry lips.
3. For the quantity & the job it did, I found it pricey.
4. Only key ingredients list is mentioned not the entire list.

Mygirlypedia rating: 1/5.

1 for the packing which I will refill with my favourite lip balm.

Mygirlypedia Note:
1. If you are someone who love collecting lip care products, lip balm with a mirror would make a great collectible.
2. If you have normal lips which doesn’t require extra hydration plus if you have the budget you can go for it. If you have dry lips please skip it.
3. Also think about the Gulkhand fragrance before spending your precious money on this one!

Hope this review helps!

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.

Face Serum Guide

Whenever you watch or read interviews of female celebrities, when they are asked about beauty secrets, you usually hear them saying about face serums. Most of them swear to include a good face serum in their skin care routine. 🤗What is this face serum after all??? Ever wondered??? Well, this post will solve all your doubts about it. I’m going to answer some of the basic Ws about serum.

‘W’hat is a face serum?🤔

Facial serum is a light weight moisturizer, of course which is in liquid form.

‘W’hy a face serum over a moisturizer?🤓

You guys know, no matter what sort of skin we have, all skin types need a good moisturization. The moisturizers available in the market out there have lot of contents in them, which are essential for skin. Serum also has almost same ingredients. Then why serum? Thats because, face serum have concentrated content plus, they get absorbed by skin way more faster than a face cream.

Ho’w’ to use?😯

Serum can be used alone to add moisture to your skin or with additional moisturizer, if your skin needs more hydration.

You have read about basic skin care stepsbefore on mygirlypedia. Let me tell you where to accomodate serum in those steps. Post cleansing and toning let your face be damp. While your face is damp, apply a thin layer of serum. This helps the skin to absorb the product quickly and deeply. Thus making sure that your skin gets maximum benefits.

If your skin is normal to dry, you can apply a layer of moisturiser or your regular night cream over it.

‘W’hen to use?💁‍♀️

As I said, face serum is nothing but a moisturiser. You can apply serum on to your face both in the morning as well as night. That means in the day time, before applying makeup. During night as a part of beauty sleep essential.

‘W’hich one is the best serum for you?💆‍♀️

While buying serum, make sure these ingredients are present or mentioned on the serum packing – antioxidant, peptides, retinol, growth factors, alpha and beta hydroxyl acids and unique botanicals.

How to know which face serum suits your skin the most? There are multiple types of face serum available. Oil based, aqua based at. Depending on your skin needs chose a right one. For example, if your skin is oily, go for aqua based.

Also, look for ingredients if you are allergic to any. If you come across any, drop it then and there.

Advantages:🙋‍♀️

Look for the particular ingredient mentioned below, in a serum based on your skin issue.

  • High concentration and easy penetration into the facial skin makes face serum a winner.
  • Improves skin texture. (Beta glucans)
  • Reduces wrinkles. (Retinol)
  • Firms skin. (Peptides)
  • Calming redness and sensitivity. (Aloe Vera, green tea etc)
  • Hydrates. (Hyaluronic acid)
  • Treats dryness. (Glycolic acid)
  • Reduces brown spot. (Vitamin C)
  • Brightens skin.
  • Regenerates skin.

Disadvantage:🙍‍♀️

  • Serum is slightly more pricier as compared to a lotion or a cream.
  • Sensitive skin people should chose serum wisely else it might effect their skin in not a good way.
  • Extremely dry skin needs good moisturizer on top of serum.

Hope this helps you up your skin care game. 😎

Review of The Lip Tint Which is On My Lips Today

Hey,

Who doesn’t like products which serves multiple purposes??? We all do right??? This was the very first reason I opted for this product which can be applied on lips as a lip color and as well as a blush on cheek.

Sounds cool??? Well, let me tell you one thing – most of the high brand lipsticks can be used as a blush or eyeshadow. But chances are that due to their thick consistency they might clog your facial pores and cause breakouts. Where as using the ones which are formulated to serve these purposes, is quite safer.

So one of my favorite cosmetics and skin care brands – The Body Shop has this multipurpose product – Lip and Cheek Stain.

Lets get to know every detail of this range and of course my take on it.

Brand :

The Body Shop

Price:

995 INR for 7.5 ml (Now offer price 895 INR)

Shades Available:

Shade I Own:

003 Red Pomegranate

What Does The Company Claims:

This dual-¬purpose liquid stain gives lips and cheeks a natural pop of buildable colour. Use under lip gloss for a show-¬stopping -pout and dab onto cheeks for a natural-looking rosy glow.

  • Liquid stain
  • For lips and cheeks
  • Natural effect
  • Buildable colour
  • Dermatologically tested

Packing:

It comes in a plastic bottle. It resembles a nail paint bottle. Plastic used is sturdy and lid is tight enough to carry this tiny bottle with you.

Applicator:

The applicator is dove feet shaped. Soft and helpful for a easy application.

Texture:

Liquid like consistency. But dries off quickly.

Shade:

Its a red shade. Color payoff is good on lips. Looks quite natural. This can be pulled off by the beginners too.

But color payoff would have been much better on cheeks. (Check the picture where I have rubbed off the tint just like we do for any blush.)

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Fragrance:

Very faint fragrance which hardly smell. So if you have sensitive nose, you can use this without any fear of strong smell.

Staying Power:

Honestly I am disappointed with it’s staying power on lips. It stays for max an hour and a half. Not more.

As a cheek stain, it’s work is nothing extraordinary. It is hardly visible on cheeks. Need multiple swipes to get it working.

Is it moisturizing???

Ummm I can say it did add a bit of moisture and didn’t dry my lips.

Does it Transfers??

Yes a bit. But that’s ok. Almost all lipsticks do.

What I liked about The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain:

  • Cruelty free product. No furry friend is used for testing the product. #happyMe
  • Travel friendly packing
  • Good quality applicator
  • Fragrance free formula
  • Doesn’t dry lips.
  • Didn’t break my skin when used as a cheek stain.

What I didn’t like about The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain:

  • Expensive
  • Color payoff could have been improved.
  • Staying power is very less.
  • Need multiple swipes if used as cheek stain.

Will I repurchase???

Umm I love The Body Shop products. But this one is a big no for me.

Will I Recommend???

I didn’t find it worth the money we are paying. Because from a lipstick the first thing we expect is the staying power. I am not happy with that. So may be a No.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 1.5/5

Some of These World’s Most Expensive Girly Products Can Give You Mild Heart Attack..!!!

Hello,

What is one thing we usually check for, while shopping a product??? Umm… Whether it falls in our budget or not… Agree??? Oh come on, we have to look for price at least some time while you know your credit card bill is going to give you a mild heart attack… haha

Today, I am gonna tell you the most expensive beauty products/accessories/treatments. Forget about budget, they are beyond our imagination… Read on… 😰

World’s most expensive lipsticks:

Me being a lipstick lover, will tell you about couple of most expensive lipsticks. Any guesses???

‘Kiss Kiss Lipstick by Guerlain With Real Gold and Diamond Case’. It costs you around $62,000. That is 3,961,574 INR. I hope you didn’t get a mild heart attack. haha

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If that give you a shock, this one will.

Lipstick from H. Couture Beauty. It’s price is $ 14 million i.e. 894,539,450.00 INR. The case has 1200 diamonds on it. Real one huun. That’s why the price is.

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I bet, if we use that lipstick, we are never gonna eat food or drink water. Why?? Oh it might smudge and fade off… After all its so expensive…!!!! haha

Pheww…!!! We are happy with our plastic case for lipsticks. Aren’t we???

Most Expensive Ladies’ Footwear:

Oh we have matching footwear for almost every outfit of ours. You can read the word ‘almost’ twice. Even if we buy more footwear we worry about how to accommodate in our shoe racks. #GirlsProblems

But, if you gonna buy the footwear which I am gonna tell you about, you will wonder in which bank to keep it. Because – Expensiiiveee..!!!

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The most costliest footwear seems to be Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels. Wanna know price??? It’s Price Tag is $ 3 million. In Indian currency, 191,763,375.00. Would you even dare to wear it???

Handbags:

Just like footwear we do have collection of handbags. For office, for party, for shopping, for girls night out, for travelling… uff the list continues…

Prada

Don’t you wonder which is the most expensive bag brand in the world???
It’s Prada. Their range starts from $10000(639,231.00 INR). I’m talking about normal bags. You know “Even my cellphone doesn’t fit in it” types. haha.

Perfume:

I love perfumes. Almost all gals do. What is the price of the most expensive perfume you own??? Mine is 5000 INR.
Here is the most expensive one…
DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle …!!!

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The bottle is made in 14-karat yellow and white gold and it contains 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds, a 1.6-carat turquoise Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, a 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 vivid pink diamonds from Australia, 4-rose cut diamonds, a 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, a 4.03-carat pear shape rose cut diamond, and a 2.43-carat flawless vivid yellow Canary diamond adorning the cap. #tired just by reading…!!! haha
All in all, this perfume bottle contains 2,909 precious stones, but the interesting part is that the aforementioned stones have been hand placed to replicate the New York City skyline. The process took nearly 1,500 hours to complete.
Now that you know all the speciality of the perfume bottle… Lets talk about our business.. Price… Umm This perfume will cost you $1 million. 63,923,750.00 Indian Rupees. Nooooo!!!!!

Ring:

They say “Diamonds are gal’s real friends”. But if the friend is this expensive, gal is better be alone to be happy…!!!

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The world’s most expensive ring costs you $80 million. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond costs 5,113,888,000.00 INR. Dude, I got mild heart attack…!!! Didn’t you???

Expensive Watch:

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Hmm… You know what the most expensive watch costs you??? Well, Haute Joaillerie from Chopard costs you $25 million. Umm… I have a question… Will our ‘time’ changes to ‘good time’ if we buy a watch by paying 1,598,092,500.0 INR???

Jeans:

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Ahh… Those pair of jeans are so chillax outfit. But, this one will take away all your chill by just it’s price. This multicolored jeans costs you $27000. (1,725,942.60 if it was in India)

Facial:

You must have read about weird facial treatments carried out in the world. Add one more…

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Bee Venom Facial. In this procedure, bee venom is diluted and used for facial. This will cost you – $55,200. (3,528,405 INR)

Phew..!!!! Seems unbelievable isn’t it???

For us, who spend all money on ‘budget friendly’ products and wait for end of the month to get our salary credited… Yes these numbers do look unbelievable.

What’s your take on these ‘pricey’ things???

British Rose, Fresh Plumping Mask Review

Hey,

I have been a loyal customer and fan of The Body Shop. From foot brush to face creams, I have tried different products of this brand. Fortunately some have worked amazingly.

I have many products to review from this brand. Among which, I have already reviewed lipsticks. Which have been one of my favourites. Today, I’m gonna review a face pack which I had bought half a year ago.

Read on whether this face pack falls under ‘worked’ or ‘didn’t work’ category.

There are multiple face packs available in this range.

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Brand name : The Body Shop

Product Name:

British Rose, Fresh Plumping Mask.

Price :

2495 INR for 75 minutes

Packing :

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This face pack comes in a sturdy dark glass box, with pink stickers. The lid is quite tight so no worries of the product getting spilled. But, tub packing is unhygienic. Because you will have to dip your fingers in, to take the product out.

Texture :

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It’s a bit runny. Has rose petals kind of particles.

My experience :

As written on the box, I applied a layer of face mask on cleansed face. It’s not runny so doesn’t drip. After keeping it for 15 minutes, washed with water.

I have used it for 3 to 4 times till date. This was my experience every time:

It Hydrates skin. Improves the skin tone. But, the other day I always always get pimples. #sob I explicitly tested this mask once and when the pimples were gone. But every time I ended up getting pimples. This didn’t work for me.

Will I repurchase??

No I won’t buy this pricey face mask again. I have some more face packs which do the same job without any breakout.

Will I recommend??

I don’t recommend this rose flavoured face pack.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 2/5

Love for Perfumes…

Hey girlies,

 “A woman’s perfume tells more about her, than her handwriting” –  Christian Dior
Raise your hand if you are a perfume addict like me. I have a collection of body mists and perfumes which match my mood. Sweet floral fragrances make my heart melt. Hence I end up buying the mostly sweet girly mists. Which type of fragrance do you love???

If you ask me which are my favorite mist and perfume… I would say “Passion Struck Body Mist from Victoria Secret” and “Zara Woman  Black Perfume”. They are amazing. I am pretty sure, girls who love mild sweet fragrance are making note of these cuties’ names. wink

Fragrance Notes:

Just like music, a perfume’s fragrances can be classified into 3 notes based on their staying power. Let me give you a quick glimpse of the 3 fragrance notes.

 1. Top/ Head notes:

These are perceived immediately on application. (Sometimes, you might have heard the person at store,  after spraying the perfume saying” wait for a while to smell the perfume”. This might be because, the perfume might not be a top/head note.

2. Middle / Heart notes:

These are the perfumes, which become pleasant with time.

3. Base note:

These are the perfumes which are not perceived within 30 minutes of application.

Categories Based on Fragrance Type:

They can also be classified based on the fragrance type. The chart below is useful to know more about the categorization.


Sometimes when people look at my body mist bottle and ask me which perfume do I use, I correct them saying its body mist not a perfume. smile  Then the obvious question pops in. “What is the difference between perfume and a body mist…!!!” So, today I thought why don’t I share the difference between them here, in mygirlypedia.

So, what is a perfume… Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aromatic components. Where as, body mist is lighter, milder version of perfume with more water content. Which makes it safe to apply directly on skin. Please note, both contain alcohol contents in them. Alcohol content makes the perfume/ mist to evaporate faster.
Below are some of the notable differences between perfume and body mist.

Perfume Body Mist
Water content is less Water based
Strong fragrance Lighter fragrance
Lasts longer Does not last long
Expensive Non expensive
Contains oils Does not contain oil
Concentrated Less concentrated
Not recommended to use directly on skin Can be used directly on skin

Some of the tips to be followed, in order to make your perfume last longer:

  1. Fragrance lasts longer on moisturized skin. So, for the oily beauties, the fragrance lasts longer. If your skin is dry, no worries. Apply a good moisturizer before applying the fragrance. Applying moisturizer of same brand(just like Victoria secret body lotion) makes the fragrance last really long. This is the reason, using body wash, lotion and fragrance from same fragrance line is always recommended.
  2. Applying mist/perfume on pulse points is a great idea to make the fragrance last longer. Like for example,
  • Behind your ear
  • Bottom of your throat
  • On your wrist
  • Inside your elbow
  • Behind your knee
  1. Always, always store the perfume/ mists away from heat, light and humidity. They break the molecules and hence downgrade the quality of fragrance.

  2. You can apply Vaseline jelly on pulse points before applying the mist. The jelly helps in trapping the fragrance and makes it last long.

  3. Best time to apply mist is soon after you step out of bath. The open pores absorb the fragrance better.


Perfume etiquette:

Yes there are certain rules / etiquette to follow, when it comes to perfumes.

  1. You might have observed some of your friends/colleagues wearing strong perfumes to school/office. I am sure most of us do not like the strong fragrances. In order to avoid the inconvenience to others, avoid wearing strong fragrance perfumes to workplace or school.
  2. Too much is too bad, so is not using perfume. I have seen so many people, who really need a good perfume. *phew* Spray a good mist/perfume to avoid body odor.
    When the shelf life of a perfume gets over, please dump it. I know most of the girls are emotionally attached to certain stuffs. (I am one among them.. *hehe* ). In this case, you can keep them. But do not use them.
  3. Before spraying perfume on your clothes, make sure it is fabric friendly. Certain perfume leave permanent stain on clothes. *ouch*

These are some of the information I have about fragrances.  smile

After the shopping therapy, aroma therapy works best for me…!!! wink If you also love perfumes and mists, do let me know your favorite ones. Would love to try them.

Happy Weekend beautiful,

Pallavi ❤

 

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