VLCC Skin Defense Almond Under Eye Cream

Beauty and Beautiful, VLCC

VLCC Skin Defense Almond UNDER EYE CREAM


Skin Type: Combination

Skin Tone: Dusky

This May 4th I have turned 35 yrs and first time I have gifted myself an under eye cream from VLCC.

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Packaging: It comes in a cute tub packaging which looks so adorable however tub packaging is a bit unhygienic

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Shelf Life: 2 years

Price: INR 195/- available here-nykaa.com

Quantity: 15g

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Product description:  Packed goodness almond, this product holds all the essential vitamins and nutrients that are needed to nourish the delicate under eye. It holds a light weight formula that gets absorbed by the skin easily and is meant for treating puffy and dark pigmented eyes.


Key Ingredients:The product contains Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin E, Chamomile Extracts, Olive Oil Extracts, D-Panthenol, Demethicone and Almond oil.

My Experience based on product: it’s a white cream based product which gets absorbed easily without leaving any residue. Mine is a combination skin and till date it didn’t break me out. It has a very mild yet pleasant fragrance which evaporates instantly upon application

My Experience based on Performance
: I have just turned 35yrs and really regret why I didn’t start with an under eye cream earlier. I don’t have any dark circles or puffiness under my eyes but recently I changed my job and now I am having night shifts, which make my eyes look dull and lifeless. After I started using this particular eye cream (which happens to be my first one) I have noticed my under eye looking more moisturized and nourished. I have been using this product for almost ten days and I do see my fine lines easing out.  I religiously apply it twice every day after my CTM in the morning and night and before applying makeup as well. It makes my eyes look brighter and prevents my makeup from creasing.

As I don’t have prominent dark circles so I am not in a position to comment much on that regards but for beginners this is a must tried product.



  • Moisturizes and nourishes the under eye area
  • Reduction in fine lines
  • Affordable
  • Not oily /greasy, does not break out.
  • Soft and mild fragrance
  • Easy to carry around.
  • Does not sting if goes inside eyes.
  • Eye makeup looks brighter
  • Not tested on animals, recyclable packaging and 100% veg product

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  • May not be effective on intense dark circles and fine lines
  • Unhygienic tub packaging

Overall Rating: 4


For beginners and girls with less prominent dark circles and fine lines this is a perfect under eye cream within budget to start with.






Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30

Beauty and Beautiful, Sunscreen

Skin Type: Combination

Complexion: Dusky

Last January we celebrated our 6th anniversary in Goa and needless to say I had come back with a stubborn tan, dry skin and rashes. Anything I applied, my skin used to burn like hell.  It’s then that I stopped using everything and switched to only two products 1. Aloe vera gel from Red soil (which I got from a local medical shop in Goa and 2.  Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30.



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Packaging: It’s a no fuss no fancy just simple and neat packaging with soothing light mint and white combination. The tube is travel safe and flip cover closes to my satisfaction of carrying it in my purse.


Price: INR 350/- available in nykaa.com

Quantity: 120 ml (115g)

Shelf Life: 36 months

Product Claims: Made with effective ingredients that prevent damage from the harmful UV rays, it avoids sunburn and also suppresses tanning.

Ingredients: Ingredients: Purified Water, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Glycerine, Benzophenone 3, Octyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbopol 940, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Paraben, Vitamin E Acetate, Fragrance, Allantoin, Propyl Paraben.


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 My Experience based on the product: I make sure I always apply sunscreen at least 20-30 mins before I step out. Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30 is a lint mint colored cream based product with a mild fragrance which is really soothing to my nose. It at once relaxes me. The color of the cream is similar to the color of the tube. While application it seems to be a little greasy but after 5-10 mins get absorbed in the skin so I make sure that apply it at least 20-30 mins before stepping out in the sun.

For oily and combination skin you can skip using moisturizer cause this product includes glycerine and vitamin E which provide enough moisturization. For dry skin you may consider using a moisturizer prior to application. This product leaves no white cast.


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My experience based on the Performance: As I already mentioned that after coming back from Goa my skin was dehydrated, tanned and parched like barren land and this sunscreen along with Red Soil Aloe vera gel (separate post for that coming soon) came for my rescue. This very first time when I applied my skin felt relaxed, the smell, the texture everything was so soothing to the rashes. After a week I found my tan fading and my rashes also subsided. It prevents tanning and adds glow to your face. However, it’s not water proof so for people who sweat heavily or are involved with lot of outdoor sports or swimming then it’s not for you.


  • Prevent tanning
  • Effecting on skin rashes which resulted from tanning
  • Mild soothing fragrance and color.
  • Does not leave any white cast.
  • For oily and combination skin this serves as a moisturizer even.
  • Can be used under makeup.
  • Not tested on animals


  • Not water-resistant.

Overall rating: 4.0

To conclude it’s a good sunscreen which serves the claims it makes. I highly recommend and right now I am on the verge of finishing my second consecutive tube.



Randam thoughts #2

Random Thought

Zindegi ek banjar zameen si thi…

tum aane se wahan achanak barish ka mausam aagaya

Barson se sukhi thi jo zameen

Aaj wahan bahaar aagaya

Bhatak tha raha dar dar

Dhunta raha tumhe yahan wahan…

jab thak ..har ke baith gaya

aur karli band apni ankhen……tum thi wahan..

Apne dil ko main samjhata raha

ki tu dhire dhadak…kahin usse tere dhadne ki awaz sunai na de

Mere dil ne haske kaha..ye pagal gaurse se sun..dhadak to mai raha hu…par uske seene mai…

Because – I love myself.

Random Thought

I read not because I tired of watching the Television

I write not because I am tired of being idle

I sleep not because I am tired of being awake

I play not because I am tired of being lazy

I run not because I am tired of sitting for long

I work not because I am tired of being Jobless

I enjoy not because I am tired of being gloomy

I laugh not because I am tired of being sad

I care not because I am tired of being careless

I love not because I am tired of not being loved

I live not because I am tired of being lifeless

I read, I write, I sleep, I play, I run,

I work, I enjoy, I laugh, I care, I love

I Live-because I love myself.

VLCC Lavang Moisturizer


The weather has started changing and so is my skin. Few days back those winter saviors are now making my skin an oil factory. It’s time for change now so an ever confused me finally picked up VLCC Lavang Moisturiser made for Normal to Oily skin.


Company’s Verdict:




Shelflife: 3years


Price: INR 135/-

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My Experience:

After I got this product I searched for the reviews online and to my despair all were mostly negative. I was sad, very sad. But I had to option because I had already opened the cover box and in no way I could have got it exchanged. But the colour of the packaging which were reviewed was different from mine. They had off-white colored bottle and mine was white. I though after reading all those negative remarks the company had improved on the product and have changed the color as well. This boosted up my confidence and supported me to try the product.


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This comes in a white flip cap bottle which is quite easy to carry and travel friendly. It has typical clove smell and lingers hardly for a minute or so and then subsides. This won’t make you feel greasy at all and gets absorbed in no time giving a moisturized feeling. And it does control oil throughout the day as mentioned by the company. Honestly this moisturizer has given certain amount of glow to my face which I currently love.

Basically I like moisturizers without spf so that I can wear them at any time of the day. And this moisturizer has satisfied all my needs. It provides a clean, non-greasy look; add glow and controls oil. My skin is basically normal so I apply a bit more in quantity. But for oily skin I guess not much would be needed. Overall am really happy with this impulsive purchase of mine. However I have a doubt with the ingredient list. If I sum up the quantity mentioned that means there are something else which has not been mentioned.



  1. Controls oil.
  2. Adds glow
  3. Non-greasy
  4. Affordable
  5. Easily available
  6. Travel friendly
  7. Spill proof packaging
  8. Animal friendly



  1. Clove smell be overpowering to sensitive nose.
  2. Not at all suitable for dry skin
  3. No spf
  4. Complete ingredient list is missing


Overall rating: 4.5.

I will definitely recommend this for oily skin girls who are looking for a good budget friendly moisturiser


Oriflame Nature Secrets Hand Cream



Oriflame Nature Secrets Hand Cream with Jojoba and Mango


Being a working mother of a toddler means you are constantly on your toes and your hands are always busy. Basically I am born with dry hands and now the situation is even worse. My hands look like I am 85 years old. And Honestly I hardly pay any attention to them till recently when my parlour girl told: “Madam aapke haath bahut kharab hai”. It felt like a direct slap. So I thought lets indulge in some had creams at least and got this Oriflame Nature Sectrets Hand Cream for Sensitive Skin with Jojoba and Mango.





Price: INR 198/-

Shelf life: 3yrs




My Experience: This Cream comes in a beautiful tube which is quite travel friendly and easy to carry. It is creamy white in color and has typical mango smell which lingers for quite some time. Even after two hours if you sniff your palm you can experience a faint mango smell.. However coming to the performance, it disappointed me. I didn’t have any effect on my wrinkled dry hands. Seconds after apply though my hands feel moisturized but the look remains the same. I tried applying it at regular intervals but no result. I even tried taking more quantity but the only difference was it took more time in getting absorbed. However once absorbed it won’t leave behind any greasiness


1. Affordable
2. Sweet smell of Mango that lingers for quite some time
3. Travel friendly
4. Beautiful packaging.
5. Leaves no greasy feeling

1. Not enough Moisturizing.( I guess that’s most important factor)

Overall rating: 2.75

May be girls with lesser dry hands than me find it suitable but for me it’s a big NO and I am not purchasing this again.

Himalaya Refreshing Cleansing Milk

Beauty and Beautiful

Applying makeup and then removing makeup. We girls can really spend so much of time and energy to enhance our beauty. With makeup with try to hide our imperfections and successfully removing makeup makes sure we are not harming ourselves and maintaining our natural beauty. Thus removing makeup should be an integral part of our daily routine. But is it only removing makeup? No its removing impurities, oil, dirt, grime and dead cells that accumulate throughout the day so that our skin can be breathe easily and rest during sleep and we wake up to a more beautiful person.
In terms of cleansing milk I haven’t tried much however this is the first time I tried Himalaya’s Refreshing Cleansing milk.
My skin type: Normal.

Company’s Verdict:

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Company’s verdict


Ingredients list

Ingredients list

Price: INR 80/- for 100ml.

Shelf life: 3 years.

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My experience: Himalaya’s Refreshing Cleansing milk comes in a white opaque sturdy bottle and the product milky white with thickened texture and mild fragrance. You just require a coin size amount for your face and neck. It takes some time in getting absorbed so you need to massage it a bit. After that you can simply cleaning it with a damp cotton wool and your face is all clean. It removes all dirt and oil in just one swipe. After cleaning you feel fresh and moisturized and there is a subtle glow. At times I even miss my moisturizer and still it doesn’t feel stretchy. As I prefer water soluble makeup so I am unable to comment about its performance on waterproof makeup. Generally I use olive oil and Johnson’s baby oil for my eye region but certain times I have used this and the results were equally effective.

1. Effective in removing makeup, oil and dirt.
2. Imparts an subtle glow after cleansing
3. Feels refreshing
4. Doesn’t dry out skin
5. Affordable
6. Not Tested on Animals
1. Contains parabens
2. Takes time in getting absorbed.
Overall rating: 4. I think one should definitely give it a try.

Oriflame Pure Colour Kajal



Have you always lusted those beautiful dark eyes of models? Those deep-dark-mysterious eyes. Trying all those brands and variants which say long stay-smudge free-blackest kajal. I guess we all are in the same boat. Any new advertisement, any new kajal that’s launched and we run to try them to achieve the model like look who advertises it. But how many of us can really say that we have reached the end of our search and have settled with that perfect kajal.
So when I saw this new baby in the December catalog claiming to be long-lasting, smudge free and black I knew I had to try this.
It says: Pure Colour Kajal
Ingredients: Sorry I couldn’t find any
Price: 99/- for 3gms on offer. As per the January catalog its 129/- for 2 gms

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My experience:
This is a jumbo size kajal and you need a jumbo sharpener for this. I am using this Kajal for almost 45 days which I guess its fair time to understand the product. For me two swipes are required for this kajal to show the colour and yes it’s black. However it smudges a bit after a couple of hours. But honestly I don’t mind that cause after smudging also it doesn’t look bad. It doesn’t sting my eyes and is quite easy in removing also. I use Himalaya cleansing milk which in itself is a good cleanser and the remaining goes way after splashing. Everyday once in the morning and after removing my makeup I splash a good amount of water in my eyes. It removes all impurities had results in healthy eyes.
Overall all this kajal is at par with all the new kajals that has been launched by various brands but at a more affordable price.

1. Its Black
2. Affordable
3. Glides easily
4. Two swipes are enough to get the colour.
5. Doesn’t sting eyes
6. No fragrance
7. Easy to remove
1. Needs a separate jumbo sharpener
2. Not smudge free
3. Ingredient list missing
Overall rating: 4
This is indeed a good product within budget. You can this.