The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

Sweet jasmine, a name of a product which much appreciates my love for this divinely scented flower. And I always find myself hunting for bath and body products either in rose or jasmine. Over the years after trying so many varieties of products in these scents, now I can make out the fragrance of an essential oil or a synthetic one. I have been sharing some of The Herb Boutique's products on my blog and today is the turn of this body polish. It is 100% organic, vegan and cruelty free.


The best artisan filter coffee


I used to stay in Bangalore for some time of my life. And oh, there are so many things which Southern parts of India made me love. The places, the people and most importantly the food. I truly miss the idlis and crispy dosas for breakfast. The murukkus and banana chips especially the ones fried in coconut oil, for snacking on. The Coorgi panni curry which a colleague of mine used to get for lunch, the avial, pongal, sambhar and so many other deliciousness. And off course tumblers and tumblers of strong filter coffee, which the MDP counter at my office got me addicted to. When I left Bangalore, I knew one thing for sure that I just cannot leave without the good old filter coffee, filter kaafi more precisely. So along with all the treats and things that I could pack with me, I did buy a stainless steel traditional pot filters and packets and packets of filter coffee that came along with me to Kolkata.

Lass Naturals Coconut & Jasmine Body Butter Review

Lass Naturals Coconut & Jasmine Body Butter Review

I have used quite a few products from Lass Naturals by now and some had worked really well for me and some may be not so much. This body butter is the last of all the products which were sent to me this summer. I had used this during summer and then kept aside to use over the winters, more because the texture of it I felt was way too heavy for summers. But do I feel the same way even now ? Today's post is all about this paraben and mineral oil free body butter.

The Nature's Co Garlic Anti Acne Cream Review

The Nature's Co Garlic Anti Acne Cream Review

Gosh, my last post was such a long time ago, more than a week I would say. If you have read it, if not then read it here,  you might remember that I mentioned about an hero product for acne. If you have acne, mild ones, the moderate ones or even the horrendous cystic ones which leaves behind the pitted scars from hell ! Then stick on, do not close the browser, this is a post for you. 

Just Herbs Kimsukadi Tail Review

Just Herbs Kimsukadi Tail Review

On my last post I talked about a body oil which I am in love with currently, and today I am going to talk about a facial oil. But am I blindly in love with it ? I am getting to that little bit later. This facial oil is a relatively new launch from Just Herbs, and they had sent this as a nomination in Harper Bazaar's India Beauty Awards. I got my hands on this as soon as it launched somewhere around October first week. And have been using this ever since. Its all natural and natural ingredients does takes time to work their charm on your skin. 2 months is fairly a good amount of time to judge a product don't you think ? It's time to let you all know my honest thoughts about this and how this actually performs.


The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil

The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil

I am not an all year around body oil user. Its something that I only use during the winters that too just before taking a bath. It's more of an habit that I have grown into since my childhood all thanks to my mother who made sure that we were all messaged well with a body oil before taking a shower. As I grew older, the habit grew with me. Also the preferences of oil changed as well, from Jac Olivol body oil, to more fancy ones from Ananda Spa or something like the one I am going to talk about today. 

December Giveaway featuring VLCC goodies ( CLOSED )

December Giveaway featuring VLCC goodies

Its December, a month to gear up in your best attire, doll up with the latest makeup trends and party to bid 2016 farewell. Cannot believe that it's that time of the year ! It almost feels like yesterday when we were celebrating 2016 New year's eve where us friends just got silly made even sillier, embarrassing moments. The memories are so fresh still. Thinking of all the upcoming parties of the year the Christmas Eve and the New Year's Eve I have this giveaway for you guys.

Xmas fruit cake mix recipe

Xmas fruit cake mix recipe

I love cooking, more so baking. Whatever the reason be, the festival be or even my mood be, one would always find me dilly dallying in the kitchen. Though each festivals has its own charm and joy, Christmas is somewhat special. I think for a Bengali, Christmas is the next favorite festival after Durga Puja. There is no Bengali whom I know, would not buy Christmas fruit cake on Christmas eve. You would find long queues in Flurys, Nahoums, Great Eastern Bakery for their share of the fruit cake, and mind you most of them are Bengalis.

Japakusum Ayurvedic Scalp Lotion Review

Japakusum Ayurvedic Scalp Lotion Review

Seriously, I have rarely seen any girl without hair fall issues. I have been battling with it forever and no matter how many different ways I try to arrest it, it just wont stop. Certain remedies does help to minimize the issue but never fully counteracts it. I have moderate hair fall all year around, but there are certain uncertain phases when my hair fall issue is the most uncontrollable one. Couple of months ago when fall was setting in I was in that phase. And just then when I read about this scalp tonic, which sounded nothing less than a miracle product in Shayoni's blog, I wasted no time to get my hands on these. So guys, I have given this scalp tonic a solid try and sharing all my experiences with you all in this post.

The Cleansing Ritual from The Herb Boutique || A Charcoal and Green Tea Soap Bar

The Cleansing Ritual from The Herb Boutique || A Charcoal and Green Tea Soap Bar

Exotic things excites me, things that I have never come across before or have even heard of interests me. Something organic, vegan, cruelty free, eco-friendly, draws my attention to them even more. To add to all these, a company which is responsible, and encourages women empowerment has my full support in any shape or form. One such brand is The Heb Boutique which I recently stumbled upon. They were kind enough to send me some of their hand made products, which I posted about some time back. You can read it here. Today I am sharing with you about this soap which has the goodness of charcoal and green tea.

Lass Naturals SPF 50 + sunscreen hydro gel review

Lass Naturals SPF 50 + sunscreen hydro gel review

This review is very well over due. I had used this in the summer , clicked pictures in the summer, and oh look. its winter. The "will post this next time" bug bit me real hard with this and things got delayed and overlooked for ages. Finally today, its going up. Phew !!

Don't you think sunscreen is the only skin care product which is an always constant. One can never skip this can they !


BBLUNT Salon Secret High Shine Creme Hair Color Review


As much as it hurts me to admit but I am a not so proud possessor of a lot of gray hair. That too they are there in a not so forgiving place, just above my forehead and temple region. You come and say Hi to me, they are there to greet you first. Since my mid twenties my hair started graying rapidly and loosing its place from my skull rapidly too. How much I wish that the grey hair would fall off. But no, all the precious black ones has to say Tah-tahs and good byes to me forever. To add salt to my wounds, I have an extremely irritable scalp condition, super sensitivity, allergic to sulfates. Get the picture, its not that pretty one is it !

Natural bath and body || brown sugar body scrub in pomegranate


Many women I personally know, specially my mother dread the winters, for it makes skin dry and dull. My mom had already started cribbing about her skin getting dry, heels cracking, chapped lips. And has started stocking up her winter care in an utmost frenzy. But for me it is my favorite season of all. By using the right kind of skin care I need not worry about all the skin woes that winter brings in. One such right kind of skincare is a good body scrub for exfoliation. Given the fact that I literally feel there should be more than 24 hours in a day, I do run short of time. I need something to exfoliate my dry skin, moisturizing it at the same time without making me worry about body butters and body lotions there after. One such great product is this pomegranate brown sugar body scrub by Natural Bath and Body.

A soap with an inbuilt natural loofah ?

Khadi Rose and Honey Soap with Loofah

This is my ultimate lazy girl soap. The days when this girl is just way too lazy to pour over body wash on a loofah and scrub and wash and then clean the loofah, squeeze of excess water so that the loofah do not drip. Such a task !  This soap is her saving grace then. Recently I spotted this Khadi Rose and Honey Soap with Loofah in my local pharmacy when I was medicine shopping, when I read that is SLS / Paraben free, there was no second thought in me for purchasing it.


Unboxing the herb boutique

Unboxing the herb boutique

You know how much I love natural skin care brands, even more brands who specializes in 100% organic, handmade products. One such brand which is quite relatively new is The Herb Boutique. They have a wide range of body scrubs, face scrubs, body oils, handmade soaps and bath soaks when it comes to skin care. They also have exciting flavors of tea, aromatic honeys and even aromatic cooking oils. I found their assortment of products to be quite interesting. I am really curious to try out their flavored honeys.

October '16 empties and throwaways


I had not done an empties post for a long time. After my last empties post, I felt there are not enough bottles to post about. And then it just skipped my mind and bottles kept piling up. I thought of cleaning up my bathroom shelf and skin care cabinet before Durga Puja, but long hours at office and then my vacation plans kept my away from the mandatory pre - Durga Puja house cleaning. So before Diwali I made it a point to throw away all the empty bottles along with some of the products which has gone bad. 

Rustic Art Beautiful Secret Organic Feminine Intimate Wash Review

Rustic Art Beautiful Secret Organic Feminine Intimate Wash Review

Oriflame is the brand which introduced the concept of feminine hygiene to me during my college days, when I first spotted their product Feminelle in their brochure. And ever since I have been using it non stop. I did use regular soap and water or shower gel in between when my Oriflame Feminelle would arrive late, but I could clearly notice a difference. Regular soap caused me irritation. So I always pre-stocked Feminelle. Back then, even until couple of years back, I personally was not aware of any other product else but that one. And nowadays there are plenty of options available in the market even sulfate free ones. Knowing Rustic Art makes all sulfate and paraben free products I bought this organic feminine wash to try.

Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Creme in Materialistic

Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Creme in Materialistic

These were launched by Milani Cosmetics earlier these year and ever since You Tuber Tati raved about them in her channel, I had to get my hands on these. I bought these directly from Milani US website and shipped them to India through Ship out from USA service. These ones retails for $8.99 and luckily I did not had to pay any customs so these turned out to be quite affordable for me.


Do's and Dont's while travelling to Gurudongmar



If you are planning your next vacation to North Sikkim, then this is the post for you. When I was planning my trip, I was looking for these similar information over the internet that I am going to share with you. But I could not find much. There are a lot of things that you should keep in mind especially for trips in these remote locations. I am also going to share some tips that I gathered from my experience and journey.

Gurudongmar Lake


I have been away from my Blog for a long time, taking a break and vacationing. I love the majestic Himalayas and whenever I am planning for a vacation the hills calls me. I have a bucket list of Himalayan places that I want to visit before I die, Gurudongmar is one of them. Leh / Ladakh being another top of the list. Though Leh just do not seem to be chalking out yet, but I am thrilled and accomplished that I could check Gurudongmar from my list.

VLCC enchanting eyes kajal in black review


Hey everyone,

I did a detailed review on these kohl pencils from VLCC on my post HERE. Today I am sharing my thoughts on the black kajal. Since the packaging and other details of the kajal are same like the colored kohl, so I am not getting into much details in this post.

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color In 005 Everlasting Wine


Usually before buying anything I google about it and look for some reliable review. Honestly, I do not buy any product just to feature on blog. I use everything that I buy unless the product is not working for me at all. I wish I had read reviews of this product before jumping into the ship. I was aware that this was available in US, but since not available in India, did not bother much to google on it.

5 Style Mantras to Stand Distinct In Designer Sarees


You know what is the best thing about ‘Sari’??? You don’t need to wear it in same old style every time. Besides you can make it look like totally different attire every time you walk out of your home and can steal the limelight. Tell me is it possible with any other outfit??? Think!! I don’t think so! No other attire has power to do this. But with sari or saree, everything is possible ladies. So what are you waiting for??? Take out your most fave saree from the closet and get ready to see a different you in the same attire.  What say??? I am sure you will have lot of excitement doing this fun task and who knows you may discover your own style. Super thrilled!?

Suncros soft matte finish SPF 50+ sunscreen review


Suncros sunscreen has been around for quite a long time and it is one of the most dermatologists recommended one. I had used many tubs of Suncros Aquagel in SPF 26 in the past, back when the product belonged to Ranbaxy. Last year Sun Pharmacy acquired Ranbaxy, now Sun Pharmacy has launched Suncros in a new avatar which claims to give a matte finish. The other variants, if they are your favorite are still available in the market.

All things quirky from happoz.com


Are you the one who loves quirky things ? Like a Pokemon phone cover or even a John snow one ? May be a funny quote on your coffee mug, t-shirts or even water sipper ? Then there is a website just for you who sells all these and more. Its Happoz.com based out of Hyderabad.

Nykaa matte nail lacquer in s'mores milkshake and squid ink mousse

Nykaa matte nail lacquer in s'mores milkshake and squid ink mousse

Everything has gone matte from our lipsticks, eyeliners, foundations, eye shadows. blushes, like everything under the sun. So why not nail polish. This year I have seen some of the brands has introduced matte nail polishes and Nykaa is one of them. I have never tried their in house products before. So thought of starting off with their newest venture first. Recently I bought two of shades of their matte nail lacquer in s'mores milk shake and squid ink mousse.

Ma earth botanicals rose shower gel, rose water, hydrating cream, rose facial scrub


There are so many small and large scale companies nowadays which curates all natural harsh chemical free products and this makes me really happy. I like to have options available you see. Ma Earth Botanicals is one such brand which has quite a selection of products. Quite some time ago I had received some samples from them and let me start the post by saying, some of them are the best damn thing I have ever used.

VLCC enchanting eyes green kohl review

VLCC enchanting eyes green kohl review

Couple of days back this landed on to my doorsteps along with some other amazing stuffs from VLCC and this girl could not be more happier. I love all kinds of make up item that has to do with eyes and this bright emerald green colour just made my day. As soon as I got it, I started playing around with this and today I am sharing my unfiltered honest opinion with you all.

Colourpop ultra matte lip in bumble review

Colourpop ultra matte lip in bumble review

Probably I am the last person among the Coloupop fans to post about the infamous shade bumble from their ultra matte range. But Lord knows that I have tried and tested in every possible way before I jotted down my thoughts. Because I have a love hate relationship with this, actually with the ultra matte formula. The love part being this unique shade which I just cannot get enough of. And the hate part ? More on that on the post below.

Morphe Brushes Set 706 - 12 piece black and white travel set review

Morphe brushes Set 706 - 12 piece black and white travel set

Morphe Brushes has been on my wish list since the day it was on every bloggers lips. I was more keen on purchasing brush sets rather than individual ones and this black and white suited my budget and requirements perfectly. I already have all the basic needs when it comes to makeup brushes from Real technique, but if you are a makeup addict like me, can a girl can never have too many brushes ? No right !

Skin Yoga coffee body scrub review

Skin Yoga coffee body scrub review

One thing genuinely good about beauty subscription boxes is that you get to try different products and then you can decide if you want to re-purchase a full size, or Thank God that you did not have to spend a whole lot of money on a dud product. Today I am going to talk about the coffee body scrub from Skin Yoga which came along in June Fab Bag The Beauty Addict. This was the only reason I bought the Fab Bag, because boy this scrub is expensive. But is it worth re-purchasing ?

Fab India wild rose moisturising body lotion review

Fab India wild rose moisturising body lotion review

Rose and Jasmine are my favorite scent when it comes to fragrances. I always tend to gravitate towards brands who are offering it. If you have read my previous posts then you know that recently I have been loving the wild rose range from Fab India. This is by far the best rose fragrance bath and body products that I have used till date. Today I am sharing with you the body lotion from the range.

Fab India wild rose soap free face wash review


I tried the Fab India wild rose body wash couple of months back and it is my absolute favorite now. It had the best rosy scent that I have ever come across in a bath or skincare product. I just could not wait to try the other products from this range. I bought the face wash and the body lotion and I already had been using the rose water for a long time. The face wash from this range intrigued me more for being soap and paraben free. Its good that now we are having more options readily available in the market on sulfate and paraben free range.

My current skincare routine


Heyyyyy Guys, Today I am sharing with you my skincare routine which was much requested by some of you lovely readers. And your wish is my command. My skincare regime keeps on changing based on the season, skin troubles and pampering thyself mood. This is the one that I have following currently. So read on for all the details.

How to ship products from USA to India


Nikkietutorials just launched a limited edition palette in collaboration with Too faced, that's so pretty, so so must have, but no cannot have it. Why ? No shopping to India. The list of new and cool must have make up is endless and cannot get my hands on them, unless some friend residing is USA finally shows his/her true friendship to me by shipping them or bringing them when they pay a visit. That's such a long wait isn't it.

Milani Cosmetics Haul


Milani Cosmetics Haul

Milani Cosmetics has some seriously good products, their blushes are much raved about and a cult favorite of beauty bloggers, especially Luminoso. I had recently purchased some stuffs from Milani which finally came to me after a month. I did not buy Luminoso though, somehow did not feel the urge to get it. So here's what I ended up getting.

Dr Wheatgrass Superbalm multi-purpose soother review

Dr Wheatgrass Superbalm multi-purpose soother review

Wheat grass procured from common wheat plant is highly enriched with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes having variety of health benefits. In most medicine stores I have spotted wheat grass to be sold in powder form, as juice and even as supplement tablets. I always thought wheat grass is a power food providing array of health benefits. But what I was not aware was that this has great healing properties and it can heal anything from cuts, wounds, muscle sprain, skin diseases and even acne. I had never seen wheat grass in a lotion base before until I stumbled across this brand from Australia called Dr. Wheatgrass.

Lass Naturals IHT9 Natural Hair Loss Therapy - conditioner review


If I really want to use conditioner I rather use a herbal one, well there is nothing like 100% herbal,m there would be some sorts of chemicals in it. But it gives me solace to know at least they are not harsh or harmful to skin. The conditioner from the Lass Naturals IHT9 Hair loss Therapy range is indeed one of the herbal conditioner available in India which would not break your wallet.

Lass Naturals IHT9 Natural Hair Loss Therapy - shampoo review

Lass Naturals IHT9 Natural Hair Loss Therapy - shampoo review

Hello my lovely readers,

Today I am sharing with you all about the shampoo from #Lassnaturals IHT9 natural hair loss therapy kit. I have already done a post on the hair oil from this range. In case you have not read it, you can find it HERE. I myself is strictly on sulfate free skin and hair care and I am glad that slowly we are having more options available in the market belonging to this category. This is a sulfate free shampoo available in India, and being that has already landed in the good books with me. Read on to know more about it.

A box of memories from Paperboat with Sherbet - E - Khas and Rose Tamarind

Paperboat with Sherbet - E - Khas and Rose Tamarind

I have been a huge fan of Paper boat drinks since the day they launched. I have tasted each and every one of their flavors of which Aampanna and Jaljeera are my all time favorite. Their drinks are super tasty, refreshing and some how you would find a little bit of memories from your childhood wrapped around them. It was too kind of them to send me their latest flavors which they introduced during the Eid time.

Lass Naturals IHT9 Natural Hair Loss Therapy - hair oil review

Lass Naturals IHT9 Natural Hair Loss Therapy - hair oil review

Who does not have hair fall problems these days. With pollution and harsh chemicals loaded in beauty products leading to scalp irritation, damaged follicles, hair fall has become the most dreaded problem to all men and women . One does need to understand the reason behind their hair fall too, I myself suffer from easily irritated scalp leading to hair fall. Many face due to breakage by using harsh chemicals. #Lassnaturals has an anti hair fall system comprising of hair oil, shampoo and conditioner all natural and harsh chemical free. Today I am going to talk about the hair oil.

Pure Suds De-grease face gel for oily and acne prone skin review

Pure Suds De-grease face gel for oily and acne prone skin review

I have another product to share with you all from Pure Suds which is perfect for oily and acne prone skin. I have oily and acne prone extremely sensitive skin, hence in this blog you would find products which would be perfect for you if your skin belongs to that category. Incorporate gel based formula in your skin care and avoid cream based formulas all together to avoid clogging pores and eventually leading to acne.

Colourpop creme gel colour in Swerve - Is it worth the hefty Indian price tag?


Recently I got couple of products from Colourpop, all procured from social media sellers in India. I have their eyeshadow, lippiestix, ultra satin, ultra matte and this cream gel eye liner. We do have to pay more than double the original price and when compared, it does burn a hole in the wallet. For instance this gel color eyeliner in pot is sold at 800 - 1000 INR in India whereas its just 6USD in US. The internet has rave review of this product. In this post, I am going to tell you if it's really worth all that INR.

Lass Naturals Neem and Basil soap free face wash review


I like trying out different cleansers, all sulfate and paraben free offcourse. Not much do I expect from a cleanser rather than its ability to only clean my skin thoroughly without feeling dry. I do not think a face wash can get rid of your acne scars, neither can it do anything for your pigmentation. What it can do is not irritate your skin, eventually aiding in acne prevention to some extent. Today I am going to share my experience with the Neem and Basil face wash from #LassNaturals

Pure Suds handmade skin treats Black-out face gel pack Review


I am all into natural skincare, and handmade products have a special place in my heart. They have a personal touch, someone's labor of love and passion for all things natural. I came across one such brand call Pure Suds on my natural skin care hunt. Bhavna Doshi is the lovely lady behind this brand and she has curated some great all natural products. One such product is the Black out face gel pack.