Monday, 30 November 2015

Ayorma Hairfall Control Hair Oil Review

Hi

Today's post is the review of a nourishing blend of many oils into an aromatic composition from Ayorma.
Product Details:
Bring dry, dull and damaged hair back to life with this hair fall control oil that reduces hair fall and strengthens hair. this unique blend of oils also deeply moisturizes, detangles, softens and conditions to improve the overall texture of hair. Lemongrass oil prevents hair breakage & promotes hair growth. spanish rosemary oil increases blood circulation in the scalp and enhances root strength. Almond oil provides nourishment and shine.
Price: Rs 399. Can be bought here.
Qty: 100 ml

Ingredients:
Sunflower oil, Lavender Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Rosemary Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E.
My take on the product:
The Ayorma Hairfall Control Hair Oil is a colorless oil that is bottled in a transparent cylindrical packaging. The color theme of the packaging is kept similar to their complete range of products. The bottle has golden flip open cap. The cap has good grip to keep the liquid safe inside. The bottle is packed in a cardboard box which details every information expected.

As I mentioned above, the oil is an aromatic composition of so many oils to lend their best result to our hair, it turns to be so luxuriously scented. My nose has now settled for such ayurvedic aromas, but may be strong for some. I massage my scalp with this oil twice a week and as always leave it overnight to get optimum benefit. The blend of oils not only nourishes my scalp, but shifts my mind to a relaxing mode due to its excellent formulation using spa oils that I can inhale while having it on my hair. 
The oil is basically prepared for hairfall control but brings in many other advantages. The dryness of hair is quite controlled with regular massage. The hair are left with so soft feel after headbath that you really feel like touching them and smile ;) It gives natural luster and bounce to my hair and detangling gets easy too. 

You may choose to apply it after washing your hair, but I prefer using it before headbath. After a month or so, you will notice less number of hair strands fallen on your floor as the hair are strengthened from the roots. I am quite happy with the improved texture and quality of my hair now & will continue using this ayurvedic oil to promote hair growth.

Pros:
unique blend of nourishing oils.
gives natural shine and bounce to hair.
no use of preservatives.
leaves hair soft and less-tangled.
reduces hair fall.
easy to use packaging.

Cons:
might be expensive for some, but it asks for this price due to excellent spa oils used.

**PR Sample



Sunday, 29 November 2015

Aster Luxury Red Wine Soap Review

About Red Wine Soap:
This delicious looking soap is high in antioxidants and rich nutrients as red wine is made up of red grapes. This soap produces highly luxurious lather, rich in creamy bubbles. These soaps contain coconut oil which moisturise and make skin super soft. This soap deep cleanse the skin and removes dead skin.
Red Wine Soap Ingredients:
Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Castor Oil, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cocoamido Propyl Betaine, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Red Wine Fragrance Oil

Price: Rs. 150.
Weight: 125 gms
Shelf Life: 2 Yrs
Packaging: 
The soaps come sealed in a transparent sheet. You can see the lovely soap directly from outside. The packaging has sticker with their brand logo on the front and ingredient list at the back of the soap. 

My take on the product:
Red wine soap is one of the newly introduced variant from Aster Luxury. Most of their soaps that have been tested by me on myself proved to be of good worth. The name of this red wine soap created a misconception in my mind that it would be drying my skin due to alcohol content. But the description of the soap had been so influential that I knew I want to try it. I also got to know that the alcohol content is eliminated while processing and the soap bar is left with a nice moisturizing effect. 
The soap is made of red grape wine that is sure way of availing an extra dose of antioxidants. In the first use itself, I was fallen in love with the soap that lathered more than other variants. Its probably because the natural sugar found in the red grapes contributes to increase the lather. The soap has very nice fruity kind of scent that soothes during shower, but I can't say if its similar to actual red wine as I have no experience of any kind of wines :P
The soap is one of the amazing handcrafted soap from Aster Luxury that is enriched with multiple skin nutrients and gives alluring benefits of wine to the skin without even drinking it ;) 

Pros:
Free from Paraben, Phthalates and Animal Ingredients.
Completely Vegetarian Soap.
Mildly scented.
Doesn't cause loss of moisture from skin.
Rich Creamy lather.
Easy online availability.
Rich in anti-oxidants and skin nutrients.

Cons:
Not easily available in stores.

**PR Sample

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact Powder Review (Coral)

Maybelline needs no introduction in the world of makeup. Its one of the brand that every girl trusts when she wants best quality cosmetics. I also love wearing Maybelline makeup and have a good number of products in my stash. The White Super Fresh Compact Powder is the recent addition in my collection from Maybelline range.
The Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact Powder is launched recently in three shades Pearl (Light to Medium), Shell (Medium) & Coral (Medium to Dark) to match your skin tone. I chose to have Coral shade that is the nearest match to my complexion.

Product Claims:
Has pure perlite.
Lasts up to 12 hours.
No dabbing, washing or touch-ups necessary.
Keeps you fresh and fair throughout the day.
Absorbs sweat and doesn't let your skin get patchy.

Contains:
Pertile: A pure mineral with skin perfecting powers. Visibly lightens complexion while absorbing sweat and oil.
UV Filters: Protects skin from both sun darkening and damage.
How to use:
Apply all over the face and neck with the puff provided. Blend well around the eyes, along the hairline and jawline, for a naturally perfect-looking complexion.

Price & Quantity:
Rs. 150 for 8 gm

Best before: 24 months

My take on the product:
Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact Powder comes in a simple white round container with silver print on the top. The base of the container gives entire detail about the compact including the shade name. The container is encased in a cardboard box in cool color theme of white n blue. 

There is a transparent sheet inside the container that is layered between powder cake and its cottony soft applicator puff. I appreciate having a mirror provided within the compact container that is a must-have when you want to touch up on-the-go.
The compact has finely milled powder in caked form that is easy to blend on the skin using the puff. It takes few seconds to settle in and gives fairly good coverage. On my first application, some areas of my face looked little drier. So next time onwards, I made a point to moisturize my face religiously before I use this compact and I felt much better. It proves that the compact will definitely be liked by oily skin women. The instant glow on the face is clearly visible that lasts for many hours without retouching. 
Though the brand claims it lasts 12 hrs, but honestly I didn't check for it for such a long duration. As I'm applying it for last few days to work, I am content how it gives me perfect look for around 6-7 hours hiding the dullness of my face. 
I wish Maybelline brings out some more shades suited for mid skin tones. But at a price of Rs 150, its a super cool product for everyday use from a great brand !!

**PR Sample


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Aster Luxury Papaya Soap Review

About Papaya Soap
Enriched with goodness of Papaya that helps removes dead skin cells and pamper your skin for a smooth, fairer younger looking skin. This soap removes dark spots and blemishes and brings out fresh and brighter skin. It helps removing dead skin cells and eliminates acne. Using it regularly improves skin tone & complexion.
Ingredients:
Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Castor Oil, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cocomidol Propyl Betaine Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Papaya Fragrance Oil.

Price:  Rs. 150 for soap bar of 125 gms
Shelf Life: 2 Yrs

Packaging: 
The soap comes double sealed in a transparent sheet so you can see the lovely soap directly from outside even before you could open it. The packaging has sticker with their brand logo on the front and ingredient list at the back of the soap.
My experience:
To begin with, this is the first time I am using a soap made of Papaya, so I was excited to assess its effects. The soap bar is of the color similar to a real ripe papaya. It has soft velvety texture to hold and use. Despite being a glycerine based soap, it generates creamy lather to cleanse the skin gently. The mild fruity fragrance of the soap remains on body for quite few hours and makes me feel fresh enough.
The soap is recommended to be used on body as well as face. But I preferred it only for body fearing dryness of skin on my face. The skin looks fairer upon using the soap, but mind you its not the permanent fairness. Yes, one may experience mild lightening of skin if the soap is in everyday use for prolonged period. Because papaya has powerful exfoliating properties and it removes dead skin cell Some spots on my body skin have got reduced resulting in flawless skin. While using this soap, I realized it gave slight relief to my sun-damaged skin too.
Thankfully the soap doesn't aggravates the dryness of my skin as it is blended with coconut oil. But I still make it a point to luxuriate my skin with a body lotion.

Pros:
Works as mild exfoliator.
No Paraben and Phthalates.
No Animal Ingredients. 
Vegetarian Soap
Refreshing smell.
Creamy lather.
Doesn't melt excessively.
Easy online availability.
Doesn't cause dryness.

Cons:
Not easily available in stores.

**PR Sample


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Aster Luxury Lime Soap Review

About Lime Soap
This rich lathering Invigorating Lime soap formulated with extra virgin coconut oil and lime extracts revitalise skin. This refreshing sensational bathing bar exfoliates skin and leaves your skin soft and smooth. This soap has distinctive rich aroma of fresh Lime uplifts the mood.


Ingredients:
Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Castor Oil, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cocomidol Propyl Betaine Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Lime Essential Oil.

Price: Rs. 150 for 125 gms. soap bar
Shelf Life: 2 Yrs

Packaging: 
The soap comes double-sealed in a transparent sheet so you can see the lovely soap directly from outside even before you could open it. The packaging has sticker with their brand logo on the front and ingredient list at the back of the soap. The brand name is engraved on some of the soaps. 

My views on the product:

Aster Luxury Lime soap is a pretty simple soap bar in light green color. Its not so bright in color and this is what I liked for some unknown reason ;) As I said, the soap is double sealed in a transparent sheet; the moment you tear the outer one, you can sniff the smell immediately. The Lime soap smells energizing and makes your shower experience an enriching one.
The soap is free of paraben and is 100% vegan so can be used by people of all age groups. Though the brand recommends a test if it causes you allergy of any kind.
The texture of soap feels to touch. Upon rubbing on the skin, the soap doesn't give a bubbly bath, but to me its a good thing not to have loads of lather that indirectly indicates use of more surfactants. This soap is a great option for hot summer.
The lather is easy to rinse as well. The soap has moisturizing properties of coconut oil and castor oil, so leaves the skin feel smoother. Its a perk for me because I have dry skin and can't afford to use drying soaps. The soap bar lasts quite long as it doesn't melt very soon, so is a great value for money.

Pros:
No Paraben and Phthalates.
No Animal Ingredients. 
Vegetarian Soap
Liked its color.
Cleanses the skin well.
Mild fragrance.
Retains moisture in skin.
Creamy lather.
Doesn't melt excessively.
Easy online availability.
Cost effective.

Cons:
Not easily available in stores.

**PR Sample


Technocrat Bosses are happier


Are you a working professional? How do you get on with you boss? Umm, you won't be daring to comment on it, I guess. Many of us just pretend to get on well with our bosses. In my case, I work with a female boss whose scary look certainly make my heart skip a beat (due to fear obviously) :(
So many times, there is a feeling in my heart to control her with a remote and ensure her actions on my beats ..haha.. Atleast, I would be able to stop her thinking of layoff at my workplace to save the livelihood of my colleagues and ofcourse, myself. Honestly, my boss is a ocean of wisdom when it comes to administrating, but she can create death-like terror in office with her presence. Recently, on her birthday, just to show our gratitude, all the staff members gifted her a brand new smartphone from Micromax and woah! she can list herself among top #technocrats now. wanna know how?
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She would sit in her AC office most of the time instead of keeping a vigil eye on employess and will click selfies pouting so smartly ;) Oh yeah! her photography skills have improved in quite a few days.. After every few hours, you will find her updating her DP on WhatsApp with a smile which is something rare to witness if you see her in person ;) And it gives me a chance to come in her good book by sending her heartwarming compliments.

She would now spend most of her time 'reaserching' ideas that can make her a better manager by turning crappy projects into fun-filled ones to involve volunteers. Truly, we the employees don't mind engaging in such activities :)

Something that used to scare many people in office earlier was when she supervises whether we utilized all resources to utmost possibility and gives her sarcastic feedback. Now she is more on connecting with us on social platforms forwarding her valuable inputs with cute smily and we may heave a sigh of relief. ;) Even she has started approving 'Leaves'/ day offs on Whatsapp or messanger in view of supporting paperless work ! Clap clap for the noble thought :P

How can I forget mentioning her peppy ringtones that are center of attraction whenever her phone rings ;)
The other side of the story is that not only the world (read office staff) is happy to find her engrossed in her action-packed gadget, but staying in touch with all the employees 24*7 over the phone through so many Apps makes her feel like a real Boss.

I can see more of a happier person now, because being gizmo-freak is not always creepy, but can change someone's life for better :)


Monday, 23 November 2015

Watch Your Watch!

Remember the time when fathers used to hand over a watch to their children on their 18th birthday and the children treasured it for generations :P But the scenario has changed altogether now. Almost every six months, we eye on a new 'in' thing in the market and strive desperately to own it. Though a big proportion of public, now a days, rely on their smart phones to keep track of time; but I still feel a timeless timepiece is the best accessory to add up your style quotient.

"Time flies", as they say. But I am glad I may embrace it in most splendid manner :) I'm fanatically in love with accumulating classy watches and feel proud to flaunt them as and when possible :*
An intelligent buy for professional women like me should be no sub-standard, over-embellished and showy timepieces that ruins the purpose of adorning it. Save such pieces for some social gatherings or festive occasions.
The idea is not just to glance at my wrist watch at different point of time all the day long, but to express my taste for an elegant wrist candy.

A chic, feminine advert of beautiful craftsmanship is my preference while choosing a wrist watch for myself that is less-complicated in its construction but speaks loud of luxurious finish.

I have this confession to make that I don't mind investing little extra in a majestic timepiece if my heart beats for one. Because for me, a watch not only serves top-notch functionality but gives my personality a graceful distinction. And wearing an impressive watch helps me stay true to my style !!

Feeling envious or curious, where to get these lovely wrist watches? Check Bubbles on Facebook or
BubblesInYourWardrobe on Instagram. You may also place an order via Whatsapp on 09999828742 for exclusive handbags, cosmetics, accessories watches n much more !!

Post your comments how did you like my choice ..

**PR Sample

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Travel Essentials for Women Sanitation

Sanitation crisis is something that is one of the major issue in our country. Everyone is affected by poor sanitation at some point of time, but women are the more often a target of different infections etc due to their specific needs. This problem gets multiplied when you are travelling, attending office or are at such place that lacks access to water or clean toilets. :(

To meet these practical needs of women sanitation, team FIRST STEP PROJECTS has launched a nice combo of sanitation essentials specially for women. This personal hygiene combo consists a pack of PeeBuddy along with a pack of INWI Intimate Wipes and I Luv Clean Disposable Bags to be carried with you while travelling to maintain your personal hygiene.
PeeBuddy is a revolutionary product for females who hate dirty, unfriendly toilets when travelling in fights or trains. It is actually a DISPOSABLE URINARY FUNNEL for women that lets you pee while in standing position. (Sounds strange, but true).. It is made of waterproof, coated paper which ensures no spills and makes it very convenient to use. Not only the women can use it on the go, but the women who have some medical problems like joint pains or pregnancy issues may rely on PeeBuddy to urinate without pressurizing themselves to sit. The PeeBuddy is a sleek cardboard pack containing 5 disposable funnels. It comes with simple OPEN-PLACE-PEE instructions printed clearly on the packaging. So its an excellent quality product to avoid all UTIs/Infections/Yucky experiences at dirty toilets. Each pack is priced at Rs 120. (Buy here)



Another product in the combo is a pack of INWI Intimate Wipes (which I got in my JulietBox as well). Using intimate wipes is an ideal approach to leave your intimate area clean, refreshed and moisturized when you have no time to give your delicate area a quick wash. The INWI Wipes are hypoallergenic and contain fruit extracts. You may also use it to clean your Under Arms, Breast & Bikini Area. The wipes are fragrant and soothing on the skin with nice cooling effect. I like the re-sealable packaging that can be peeled to pull out a wipe and resealed to avoid loss of moisture. Each pack of INWI wipes is priced at Rs. 75 for 10 wipes in it. (Buy Here)
Now, comes one more interesting product in the combo which is I LOVE CLEAN disposable bags. If you have used either PeeBuddy or Wipe during your journey, where are you going to dispose it off? Ofcouse we don't like untidy surroundings... The brand has provided a pack of biodegradable bags which can be used to put Sanitary Pads, Tampons, Panty Liners, Baby Diapers, Condoms, PeeBuddy or any general products which need discreet disposal. The bags come with a adhesive seal to hold the product with in. Now you may trash it directly in the bin without any more looking for black polythene bags or newspapers. Just make sure not to flush it. The I Love Clean bags are very systematically rolled and placed in the cardboard box. Each pack of 10 bags can be bought at just Rs 54. (Buy Here)



All the three products in the combo are also available individually like I shared the links with each of them and if you wish to order larger number, go for a combo here and kick away all your sanitation nightmares.

**PR Sample

Friday, 20 November 2015

Anherb Under Eye Gel Review

Tired eyes is a common issue with most people these days. Reasons can vary from person to person, but lack of sufficient sleep, excess use of electronic gadgets, extended working hours etc are some factors that contribute towards strained eyes. And then it results in dark circles, swollen eyes and marks on skin around eyes. To tackle all these problems, I tried an Under Eye Gel from Anherb that is made of excellent ingredients.

Product Info:
It contains a unique de-pigmentation bio flavonoid complex which reduce dark circles. Matrixyl imparts gene activation that complements the skin natural restructuring property by puffiness & visibly firms and smoothens the eye area.
Ingredients: 
Green Tea Extract: Antioxidant & Revitalizing agent. 
Cucumber Extract: Helps reducing puffiness & dark circle.
Walnut seed Extract: Age defense power which helps in diminishing fine & wrinkles around eyes.
Natural Protein Extract: Helps in natural regeneration & replenishment of skin cells 
Price: Rs. 450 for a pack of 15ml. Can be bought here
Shelf Life: 3 yrs

How to use: Place small dots around the area under eyes, outer corners, eye lids and smooth in until thoroughly adsorbed. If product gets into the eyes rinses thoroughly with water.

Packaging:
Anherb Under Eye Gel comes in a beautiful glass jar with a tight screw cap. There is inner disc under the cap for double safety of the product. The jar is quite sleek and handy & can be carried aound easily in your bag. 
My take on the product:
The Anherb under eye gel gives a fresh feel with its mint green color. The color seems to be dominated by green tea and cucumber extracts. I felt no fragrance in the gel, so it would be an added advantage to those who prefer fragrance-free products.
The gel is very mild in application on the skin since it is meant to be used on the thinnest layer of skin of our body i.e. around our eyes. The gel gives no sensation to skin and is absolutely soothing.
Being a gel, its not greasy like some of the creams. It sinks in the skin immediately and hydrates the skin to keep the skin around eyes youthful and bright. Using this gel infused with cooling cucumber de-puffs the swollen under-eye area quite effectively, but demands regular use to reduce fine lines and dark circles. After a use of around three weeks now, I'm noticing my dark circles fading slightly. Though it would more time to completely diminish. The brand has uniquely combined walnut seed extracts into the formulation to lighten wrinkles. I just need a small amount and it makes the under eye skin supple. Applying the gel in the night before you go to bed is the best time to let the gel show its efficacy, but can be used in the morning if the dryness of eye skin is an issue. Also it doesn't cause smudging of your eye makeup, since its totally non-greasy.

Overall, its a worth-trying product to achieve firm and bright skin with glowing eyes. But I wish the price could have been lesser for the quantity offered.

Pros:
Cute packaging
Refreshing color.
Effective ingredients like green tea, cucumber and walnut seeds.
A little goes a long way.
Sinks in the skin instantly.
Hydrates the delicate skin.
Controls puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Cons:
Quite expensive.

**PR Sample

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