Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin REVIEW:

I have sensitive skin and no matter how much I try to protect, my skin is always angry on me and showing its rage through rashes and allergies! I can hardly please my skin. Recently, while browsing through the face washes area, I saw this face wash which is especially meant for sensitive skin, and I could totally feel my skin nagging to get it. So, I bought it and for the last two weeks I am using it daily. And, today I am going to review that face wash i.e. Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin for you guys.

Product Description: Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin is specially formulated for the special needs of sensitive skin. It removes dirt, oil, makeup without over-drying your skin. The cleanser refreshes and also cares for your skin by helping it retain its natural moisture as it cleans, giving you a fresh and clean appearance. Formula contains aloe extracts, is soap-free, fragrance-free and dye-free.

Price & Quantity: Rs. 69 for 50g.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, Glycerine, PEG-120, Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, PEG-150, Pentaerylthrityl Tetrastearate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.

Usage Direction: Wet your hands and face. Dispense foaming face wash into your hands. Add water, work into a lather, and massage onto your face and neck. Rinse off with water.

Shelf Life: 3 years.

My Experience with Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin:

Packaging: Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin comes in a small tube packaging with a flip open cap at the bottom. The packaging is nothing fancy and it is quite hygienic.

Texture & Smell: The texture of this face wash is a rich runny liquid. It is not much thick and that is a challenge to take out the right amount onto my hands as a lot can come out at once. Though the liquid consistency is runny, yet when mixed with water, it lathers pretty well.
Now, about the smell; it is described that as this is for sensitive skin, it is fragrance-free. And, yes it is. But there is a weird smell which my sensitive nose didn’t like at all! And, in my opinion, a little fragrance would not hurt that much! :P

My Take: I am using this face wash for the last couple of week. And the first impressive point about this face wash is, it is very much hydrating. After washing my face with this face wash, I do not feel the urge to use any cream or moisturizer or serum! I survive staying long hours in AC room also without feeling even a little bit of stretchy feel on my skin. I thought, this effect was the best and I am glad they made something very effective for sensitive skin.
I have combination skin, with T-zone oily. After a few hours of using this face wash, my T-zone starts to feel oily. I do not expect this face wash to work against my oiliness as this face wash is for normal/ sensitive skin.
It lathers pretty well and washes off well too. It leaves a tiny bit of the slippery film on my skin which is next to unnoticeable. It removes oil and dirt very well as any other face wash. It also removes makeup, but not totally. Only a small amount is enough for washing face and neck, thus one 50g file will go at least 5 months.

The Good Points:
  1. Very much suitable for sensitive skin.
  2. Does not sting eyes.
  3. Removes dirt and oil.
  4. Lathers well.
  5. One file goes long way.
  6. Makes skin soft and fresh.
  7. Affordable.
  8. Easily available (Online and in shops).

The Not-so-Good Points:
  1. Bad and weird smell.

My Rating: 4.3/5.

My Recommendation: I do not believe that Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin is chemical-free but I can say it is less harmful for sensitive skin. It works well as a face wash and it does not sting my eyes or harm my sensitive skin. It is surely a gentle face wash that can be used without any worries. My sensitive skin loves it and I would definitely recommend this face wash!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Winner of NIVEA Go Sleeveless Contest Week 4!

Alright, the contest has officially ended few days ago and trust me it makes me really sad. I am really overwhelmed with the response, but word is a word. Today I will be announcing the 4th and the last winner of this contest.

There has been a little problem choosing the winner as this contest is running on several blogs and at time, one person has won in two blogs which is quite unfair for the other contestants. So, it took a bit time to run down the list and finally we chose our last winner.

The final winner of NIVEA Go Sleeveless Contest Week 4 is............


Congratulations and thanks a lot for participating!

"We will soon send you an email with the code of the voucher worth Rs. 1000 that you can redeem from! Please make sure to send a reply to that mail stating the confirmation of receiving the code."

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

New Launches: NIVEA Introduces Frangipani & Oil AND Crème Coconut Shower Gel

Worlds No 1 Skincare Brand – NIVEA
Introduces 2 New Exotic Shower Gel
variants for women in India

Now “Escape your daily routine”!

NIVEA India Pvt. Ltd, an affiliate of Beiersdorf AG and the world’s Number 1 Skin care brand has introduced two new variants of shower gels to their existing range. The two new variants – ‘Frangipani & Oil’ and ‘Crème Coconut’ are enriched with Hydra IQ, which leaves your skin soft and silky. Just in time for the summers, these shower gels not only helps you indulge in your skin needs but also leave a lasting fragrance & freshness.

Monday, 9 June 2014



NIVEA has always cared for your loved ones and with their newest launches in Men Category they have gone one step ahead.
The NIVEA Men Active Lip care SPF 15 will care for his lips and protect them from harmful UV Rays which one could have wondered to have been gifted with this.
It provides with long lasting moisturization for all weather conditions and prevents drying out,leaves lip looking healthy.

NIVEA Active Fresh Shaving Range will keep him looking as young and fresh as possible.
You want your life's first man to look young and fresh forever.
The Fresh Active Shaving Range boasts of long lasting refreshing fragrance and a formulation that makes the skin feel rejuvenated and cared for. This latest addition further fortifies NIVEA Men’s positioning as the brand that provides solutions to all grooming needs of men face care, face cleansing, bath and shower, shaving,after shave and deodorants.

New NIVEA MEN Fresh Active Shaving Range has 4 variants:
NIVEA MEN Fresh Active After Shave Balm 100ml for Rs.225/

NIVEA MEN Fresh Active Shaving Gel 200ml for Rs.249/-

NIVEA MEN Fresh Active Shaving Foam 200ml for Rs.199/-

NIVEA MEN Fresh Active After Shave Lotion 100ml for Rs.199/-

NIVEA Men Active Lip care SPF 15

New NIVEA MEN Fresh Active Shaving Range has 4 variants:

NIVEA MEN Fresh Active After Shave Lotion 100ml for Rs.199/-
NIVEA MEN Fresh Active After Shave Balm 100ml for Rs.225/
NIVEA MEN Fresh Active Shaving Foam 200ml for Rs.199/-
NIVEA MEN Fresh Active Shaving Gel 200ml for Rs.249/-

You know how much you love your father, and if you have not shown your love for him, try now! Surprise him with this gift hamper and make him smile wide...

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Dove Elixir Hibiscus & Argan Hair Oil Review:

I had a rough experience with my hair 3 years back, and after that I hardly dare to experiment on my hair. But as I could get a hold of this problem and I feel much comfortable now. Anyways, Dove launched their Elixir range of hair oil long time back, and now I got my courage to try it!

For the past few months, MABH Fast Growth Hair Oil is my favorite hair oil but since it is bit thicker than usual hair oil, I needed light hair oil for my hair. So, I opted for Dove Elixir Hibiscus & Argan Hair Oil. Now let us see how it has been for me.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Aroma Magic Mineral Glow Scrub Review:

Ever since the hot weather has come, my skin has been acting weirder than ever! Within two months, I had two rounds of allergies and also one round of rashes and that protested to take care of my skin properly. I could not use scrubs, or facials or even my daily CTM. But, as time went by, I could help in recovering my super-sensitive skin!
I bought this Aroma Magic Mineral Glow Scrub almost two months ago, and I have used it not more than 5-6 times till now. And, I think this is quite enough to review about it. So, stay tuned to know about this product.

Product Description: I am 100% free of harsh chemicals, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, artificial coloring & fragrance. My triple action scrub formula made of natural exfoilators of cornflower and grain almond meal gently buffs away dry skin and dead cells resulting in fresh, young, energized and healthy skin. Rich bran oil and aqua minerals remineralize and enrich your skin reducing fine lines effectively. My aromatherapy blend of tea tree, rose and lavender essential oils help to balance the level of oil in your skin and protects it from daily pollution and dirt. The goodness of moisturizing agents like beeswax and glycerin keeps your skin smooth, radiant and nourished.

Price & Quantity: Rs. 160 for 100ml.

Shelf Life: 36 months.

Usage Direction: Apply scrub on your face, neck and body. Massage gently with wet fingers and rinse off. For best results, leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Pat your skin dry with a soft towel and continue with the rest of your skin care routine. Use once a week.
Do not rub dry and delicate skin too hard, and avoid getting the scrub on the area around eyes.

Ingredients: Aqua, Cera Alba, Aqua Mineral, Centaurea Cyanus Extract, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Meal, Vegetable Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia Essential Oil, Melaleuca Alternifoila Essential Oil, Rosa Centifoila Essential Oil, Food Grade Color.

My Experience with Aroma Magic Mineral Glow Scrub:

Packaging: I loved the colorful packaging of this product. It comes in a large tube with a screw cap at the bottom. Getting out the product is the easiest thing to do as it has a large opening. The tube is also travel friendly.

Texture & Smell: This scrub is in color sea green, with micro beads in it. The granules are even smaller and finer than semolina. It does not hurt or damage my sensitive skin at all!
It smells very refreshing, a little bit like toothpaste (I guess!). But the refreshing smell does not sting my nose either!

My Take: I am using this scrub for the last two months, once in every week or at least twice a month. I love using this scrub, it is not too harsh, or too subtle, just the perfect for my super-sensitive skin. I also like the aroma of this scrub, smells very organic or natural.
I use it after cleansing my face with TBS Tea Tree Cleanser. The first thing I notice is, it works great as a scrub, clearing dirt and dead cells making my skin super smooth and very supple. It brings brightness to my face.

Also, it does not dry out my skin, after patting my skin dry from water, my skin feels absolutely balanced in moisture and nourished. I do not feel the urge to apply moisturizer right away! It seems perfect for my combination skin.
Now, the product claims to reduce fine lines, and it is true (Believe it or not!) It did reduce my smile lines deliberately! As it is directed to not to use this scrub in the eye area, (eye area is delicate to scrub) I did not experiment the fine lines reduction further! I was too excited to see my smile lines gone, after almost 3-4 years!
This scrub is not too harsh, and thus I can easily use it once a week. It works great as a scrub, probably better than 3-4 other brands I have used earlier.

The Good Points:
  1. Natural product with natural ingredients.
  2. Works great as a scrub.
  3. Does not harm skin.
  4. Smells nice.
  5. Removes dead cells and dirt.
  6. Makes skin smooth and supple.
  7. Moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
  8. Reduces fine lines (it reduced my smile lines).
  9. Affordable.
  10. Easily available online.
  11. One 100 ml tube will last at least 5-6 months with regular use.
  12. Does not dry out skin.

The Not-so-Good Points:
I don’t think there is any!

My Rating: 4.8/5.

My Recommendation: I would love to recommend this scrub to everyone, and for every type of skin. This is an awesome scrub with moisturizing after-effect to the skin and it also makes skin smooth, supple. And in my case, it did reduce fine lines around my mouth (smile line). This is a great budget-friendly scrub that you can use as your weekly scrubbing routine. Try it, and you will love it.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

NIVEA Whitening Sensitive Antiperspirant Deodorant Review:

Long time, no see! I know! Its been almost a month (may be) since I have wrote any review. In my defense, I would like to say, I was busy and torn apart by studies for my upcoming exam, visiting my sister's place and lots other things.
Anyways, I am here now and I will stay connected, as I wish to! Today, I am going to review NIVEA Whitening Sensitive Deodorant. There is an exciting contest running on this blog which is sponsored by NIVEA and related to the very same product! If you have not noticed it yet, check it here.

Monday, 2 June 2014

NIVEA Go Sleeveless Contest: Win Rs. 1000 Voucher from Myntra-Week 4

Hello friends! Yet another week of the NIVEA Go Sleeveless Contest is here, rather the last week! :( Three lucky beauties have already won their 1K voucher from and now it's your last chance to win too!

I have been visiting my sister's place this weekend, in Delhi. I am giving excuses myself since 2-3 weeks not postpone updating blog, and I know that makes me a sloppy blogger. But, as this contest is a serious business, I am still typing and dealing with moody Blogger (*rolling eyes*), even on my vacation! Anyways, I am more than happy to announce that fortunately (for me) or unfortunately (for you) I will be updating my blog regularly, but from tomorrow! :P 

NIVEA recently launched a 0% alcohol Whitening deo for sensitive underarms. Which I bought already and the review will be up soon! So, NIVEA has been very generous (as always) to give you guys a big old treat in this launch! Now, what you can do, and what you will win, all the details is written bellow, read all the rules very carefully before participating!

Winner of NIVEA Go Sleeveless Contest Week 3!

Hope you guys had a nice weekend! I certainly did, fun time with family and the of course (most importantly) lots and lots of shopping! :P
So, I am back with another winner from the last week, are you guys ready for it?

And the Winner of NIVEA Go Sleeveless Contest Week 3 is..........

Umme Aymen!!!

Congratulations and thanks a lot for participating!

"We will soon send you an email with the code of the voucher worth Rs. 1000 that you can redeem from! Please make sure to send a reply to that mail stating the confirmation of receiving the code."

For all others, there is one last chance left, meaning, one more winner!!! So, please do not be sad or disappointed. Make sure to check out this blog again to enter for NIVEA Go Sleeveless Contest Week 4 with a different question to answer and win Rs. 1000 voucher from!!
Good luck and stay happy folks!

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