The kind folks at Glamrada sent me a bunch of products to try from a new Indie Brand – Satliva. I am a great supporter of home-grown independent brands so I was happy to learn about Satliva and try out some of their offerings. One of the first thing that caught my interest was the soap bar mostly because of its beautiful packaging!
I am a huge fan of the Micellar Water concept (read- This girl be lazy!) and more so of the brand Bioderma. Its a French Pharmacy Brand so just that fact might have swayed me a little, because the French know their Beauty products! One of the first posts I wrote on this blog, two years ago was a review for the Sensibio H2O and in the years that have passed have seen me try various makeup removing products and nothing ever came close to Bioderma. So after finishing numerous bottles of the Sensibio H2O I was glad to try the Hydrabio H2O variant.
Recently I was approached by Glamrada to ask if I would like to try out some products in exchange of a review and before agreeing I asked them if things go south with the product would they be OK if I write a negative review? Surprisingly the associate who was speaking with me over the phone said that would be completely fine without a moment’s hesitation. Most often in this barter kind of arrangements folks are interested only in positive reviews but kudos to Glamrada for striving to be an honest Review Aggregator.
Sometime back some of my friends introduced me to the Lodhradhi Face Mask and they thought I was living under a rock for not already knowing about it. (Bad Beauty Blogger moment I am supposed to be on top of new launches but this missed my radar!). The folks at Royal Indulgence were kind enough to send me this for a review and must appreciate them for their generosity & super fast shipping.
Buzz created all over the world by Korean Beauty refuses to die down and in all fairness I don’t think it would any time soon, because the Koreans believe in “preventive skincare” as opposed to “reactive skincare” and gradually the rest of the world is becoming privy to this great philosophy.
I love exploring new brands and especially niche Asian ones that offer specialty Sheet Masks! So naturally I was thrilled when Beaute.One sent me some face masks from the brand KinGirls to try. This is the first I was hearing of Beauty.One- the online store & KinGirls- the brand, and am I glad I did!
Flaky & Chapped lips are the bane of my existence! Most folks have a seasonal problem of dry lips, and how envy them. I am not sure what I am doing wrong in life to have cracked lips through out the year. To improve upon this miserable situation I often try various Lip Products with renewed hope with each new purchase. I have been leaning towards natural products so this Choco Mint Lip Scrub by Juicy Chemistry caught my fancy.
Since forever I have been trying to find a lip balm that works for me. I am one those miserable people who have chapped lips all year round and have tried lip balms from various brands and many-many home remedies. So far the only product that has some effect is an over-night slathering of the transparent Baby Lips from Maybelline. Now that I am consciously trying to transition towards natural and organic products, this time I decided to give Organic Harvest a shot.
“Buffet” is the first product I ever came to know about from The Ordinary brand. The ingredients, the very expensive peptide technologies it was using and the load of praise it was recieving seemed too good to be true! I had to see for myself if this Multi-Technology Peptide Serum – “Buffet” was worth the hype it was creating in the skincare community.
As I mentioned in my posts earlier, I have been meaning to add Acids in my skincare routine to help with exfoliation while targeting the textural irregularity on my face. I have never tried acid’s before so to start with I wanted to start small so I chose Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%, A Mild Lactic Acid Superficial Peeling Formulation from The Ordinary. They also offer a more potent 10% solution but since I am a beginner in the acid-for-skin-care realm I decided to go slow.