Sunday, April 28, 2013

Forest Essentials Sandalwood Facial Cream

I am starting to love Forest Essentials products so much that I have bought their cleanser,conditioner,facial cleanser and now this facial cream that I am going to review.

Got this facial cream as a sample when I bought the above products.I decided to use it before deciding if I should buy it.The photo below is the sample size.

This product claims to : These intensive night treatments encapsulate high-performance herbs, enzymes and hydrators to deliver vital nutrition to the skin.It is also suitable for Normal to Dry skin.

I love the smell of Sandalwood so much that I was pretty much excited to try it.The first thing I did was when I got it,I opened up and smelled it and oh man did it smell so divine and natural..If I had the choice of using it 24hrs,I would do that as I would love my face to smell of Sandalwood..It makes me feel like as if I am in heaven..

I opened it up and scooped the amount that was needed and started rubbing upwards.Once applied,the skin absorbed the cream really well into it and my face never looked oily after applying it.The next day when I woke up,my skin feels so fresh and it was not at all oily for my skin been an oily skin type.

I still have another one more sample which I am planning to give it away to one of my friends who is interested in  using it.There is no one who can hate this smell.

Though it says that it is for normal to dry skin,oily skin people can try this as this is considered to be light weight.

Price : INR 1,250 for 50gms

Like :

  • the light feeling
  • skin feeling so fresh next day
  • smell of sandalwoo(ohhhh lalala)

Dislike :
  •  wish it came in a bigger size instead of 50gms

Verdict : I am simply in love with this & I will definitely be a longtime follower for this facial cream.Only price is a bit ex together with international shipping.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Forest Essentials India Luscious Lip Balm Kerala Lime Glaze

Hey everyone

I am back again with another product.This time round it is from Forest Essentials.

The main reason I chose Forest Essentials was because it is totally chemical free.Yes that is right..You heard it right : "CHEMICAL FREE PRODUCT".Sometime which I have been on the outlook for the past few years of my life & only in 2012 did I manage to find out about this..I was very delighted to hear about chemical free products as the ones that I tried previously gave a bad reaction to my face.Imagine the face been loaded with marks or reacting badly whenever you used the product..Really glad I managed to find these & one other brand of using natural ingredients..

Now back to the topic of lip balm..It claims to do the following : Forest Essential Lip Balm (Sweet Narangi Juice) is uniquely designed to replenish and soften dry, chapped lips. Enriched with goodness of Natural Butters and Beeswax this balm gently heals and hydrate the lips. Free from synthetic chemicals and petroleum products this Lip Balm contains Lime Oil and Almond oil to protect your lips. Due to its extraordinary moisturizing and hydrating properties it seals in moisture and soothes dry lips leaving them soft and glossy."

One reason why I chose this is because I am a Malayalee girl living in Singapore and wanted to see how this was connected to Kerala.

I opened the lip balm and applied to my lips..While applying it onto my lips,I could taste the lemon in it(Yummy I say)..It took around few seconds for it to settle into my lips and it was not at all shiny so people won't know that I am using lip balm.It also does the work of healing my really dry lips..I ll take a before & after photo later on and show it to you all on my next post(forgot to do it)..As for the duration of how long it last,for me it lasted only 3hrs..Just wished it lasted longer as I am working in an air conditioned office and my lips tend to dry quite often.

Another solution for dry lipped people is that use 1/2 tsp of olive oil plus 1/2 tsp of sugar,mix them together.Kindly don't exfoliate daily as it will damage your lip skin and only do it once or twice a week.


  • Nice smell
  • Heals & repair the dry lips during winter
  • Comes in small size
  • Not glossy


  • Wish it was less expensive 

Rate : 4/5 because of the cost.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

TVAM Sandalwood Facepack

Hi readers

This is my first post for my new beauty blog..

I would like to introduce TVAM Naturals product where only natural ingredients are been used.I will be reviewing one of their products today which is Sandalwood facepack and have been using this since October 2012.

Product Description :
"Sandalwood Face Pack  Revitalizes, Nourishes, Tones-Up and Tightens the skin, making it soft, clean and smooth as it draws out impurities and dead cells.
It tones the skin and improves complexion by facilitating better blood circulation. It reduces wrinkles, blemishes, dark patches or pigmentation on the face. It helps to reduce discoloration of the skin due to sun–tan and has a cooling effect."

Price : Rs 493 for 100gms (http://www.naturalmantra.com
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My View :

Since teenage till my late 20s,I have been trying different type of masks for my oily skin but none seemed to have worked for me and the worst part was my face kept breaking out in pimples..I decided that I will stop using all these type of mask which has chemicals in it & I went in search of chemical free facepack..Last year around September in one of the FB group,a lady advertised that she is selling some products.So I tried their bath scrub(which I ll do a review later on) and when I went to meet up with her in person,she told me that I should try this facepack for my oily skin..I decided to give it a try and since then there was no turning back for me.

The process to use this was to take 1tsp of this powder & mix with 1tsp water or rose water for oily skin 

girls.Once the facepack hardens,rub away the mask with warm water.

The final product is seen below after mixing with rose water.This facepack can be used thrice a week...
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It even yield results on my face as my face had some black mark and it has started fading away slowly after I started applying this facepack.

- comes in tub wise so can see how much is left before needing to order
- good for oily skin girl
- controls oil

- wish it came in a bigger size so that it can last for more than 2 to 2.5months

RATING : 4/5  because of the size.