The Body Shop haul

Hello Ladies!Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the rains 😀 Today I’m going to write about a mini haul I did from The Body Shop’s online store when they had some EOS discount going on.

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First up is the strawberry puree lotion-

This lotion feels kinda sticky while applying but easily gets absorbed into skin after some time. It’s very lightweight hence appropriate for the summers. It may work for those with normal-oily skin in winters but girls with dry skin should totally avoid this lotion as it won’t provide much hydration to the skin. It has a very sweet strawberry like smell which isn’t too overpowering and lingers for an hour or two.

Overall it’s a good lightweight moisturizer for the summers and should totally be avoided by dry skinned ladies.

Price – Rs.695/- 250ml

Pros –

Smells good

Good lightweight moisturizer for summers

Cons-

Expensive

Another moisturize that i picked up is The Body Shop Shea whip cream

Although it’s more moisturizing than the strawberry one it still wont help those with dry skin. It is creamy in consistency but doesn’t last too long so even those with normal skin will have to reapply after about 5-6hours. The major gripe i have with this lotion is its smell. I can’t really point to how exactly it smells but it’s something like those cheap strong perfumes that give headaches.Thankfully it doesn’t linger on for too long and fades away in some time.

Overall I’m not happy with this lotion.In spite of being creamier than the strawberry lotion it doesn’t do much in the moisturizing department and add to that the horrible smell.

Price – Rs.695/- 250ml

Pros-

Creamy

Good for summers

Cons-

Expensive

Smells horrible (at least to me)

Last product is the Rainforest coconut hair oil. After reading all the positive reviews online i really wanted to try out this oil. I thought i would be a non sticky and light weight oil, turns out it’s not.Not that I’m complaining coz I’m just loving it.Not only has it reduced the amount of hair fall but has also added shine to my hair. I even use a little amount of it as serum after towel drying my hair post wash.D It has a weird ,albeit not overpowering ,smell similar to plastic crayons which i dont really mind as it doesn’t linger on for much time.

Overall im loving this oil and can totally see myself repurchasing. 😀

Price – Rs.695/- for 200ml

Pros-

No silicones and colourants

Adds shine and volume to hair

Travel friendly packaging.

Doesn’t have a strong smell

Cons- Expensive for a hair oil

A little about shopping from TheBodyShop’s website-

– You will have to place an order of minimum Rs.1000/-

-Shipping is free for orders above Rs.2500/- else a shipping fee  200/- will be charged.

-You will get a confirmation mail and SMS with the product and tracking details post placing an order.

– Delivery is done within 7-10 days.I got my order in 6 days.Read more about their shipping policy here

-The products came in a cardboard box(as seen in the image above) ,packed in plastic(no bubble wrap 😦 ).No cracks.No leakage.

Hope you all liked this mini haul.Do comment below and share your experience with us.

Have a nice day 🙂

-Guru K

Organix Penetrating Oil Renewing Moroccan Argan – REVIEW

Renewing Argon oil of Morocco:

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Product Claims: Penetrates, moisturizes, renews , and creates softness, and strength while protecting your hair from harmful styling heat and UV damage as it gives you smooth , sexy tresses.

Directions: according to the package: Apply a small amount of Argan oil to palm , rub hands together , then apply evenly to surface of damp ( towel dried ) hair working through to ends. I like to also use this before straightening my hair.

My review:

Argan oil had been something  which I been wanting to try since forever. I had heard many positive reviews regarding this product from family and friends. One day while shopping at target, I decided to head off to the beauty department and finally came across Argan oil. I bought this for around 6 dollars, which was pretty good compared to what I had expected! So finally, after coming home I decided to give this product a try even though my hair was already styled. I took about 3 drops and rubbed the oil between my hands and massaged through my hair evenly. Now my first impression of this product is that it smells AMAZING! My  hair has become so much more softer and stronger after using this oil. I have been using this product every time I straighten my hair, and it has made my hair less frizzy and more silky!. I highly recommend everyone to try this product. This stuff is literally amazing. One important thing to remember is making  sure you only put a little amount in your hair or it will become oily, and that is not good ! Other than that, go buy this stuff it will leave your hair feeling ah- mazing 🙂

Pros:

– Smells amazing!

-Makes hair soft, silky, and smooth 🙂

– Helps control Frizz!

Con:

-None:)

Rating:  5/5

-Guru A

Be winter ready : Hair care tips

Here are some hair care tips for all you lovely ladies to flaunt those shiny tresses this winter season.

Hibiscus mask for shiny and healthy hair:

Hibiscus is known to have many health benefits , one of them being providing nutrition to hair .It helps in making hair grow fast and gives a healthy shine .

Instructions:

  • Crush some petals and make a paste by adding a little amount of water.
  • Apply this paste to the roots of your hair and leave it for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water .
Hibiscus flower

Hibiscus flower

Fenugreek seeds as conditioner and for curing dandruff:

Fenugreek seeds mask is one of the best conditioner for hair . Not only does it make hair shiny but is also a perfect cure for getting rid of dandruff and stimulates hair growth.

Instructions:

  • Soak some seeds overnight and make a paste in the morning .You can also use a powder of the seeds.
  • Apply the paste and leave it for a minimum of 30minutes.Make sure the paste doesn’t have any lumps
  • Wash off with cold water.

Washing it off can be quite a task so just be a little patient and gentle on hair and ensure that you clean well and no trace of the paste is left behind.

fenugreek seeds

fenugreek seeds

Curd as a conditioner:

I know it smells bad but you can’t really ignore the fact that it is one of the best natural conditioners available .People with oily scalp should skip this as it might get a little difficult to wash off and clean the scalp .

Instructions:

  • Apply for about 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
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curd

Olive oil + Lemon for itchy scalp:

Olive oil is known for its moisturising properties and together with lemon it can be used to cure itchy scalp.

Instructions:

  • Take 2 teaspoon of olive oil and mix it with 3 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply the mixture and leave for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
Lemon+Olive oil

Lemon+Olive oil

Honey + Olive oil for dry and sun damaged hair :

Honey together with olive oil can be used to hydrate dry and damaged hair , make them soft  and control the frizz.
Instructions:

  • Take ½ cup of honey and mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil in it.
  • Apply the mixture on damp hair and massage well.
  • Wash off with cold water after 30 minutes.

    Honey+Olive oil

    Honey+Olive oil

Aloe gel for soothing an itchy scalp:

Like on skin aloe vera gel also has a soothing effect on an itchy scalp and works wonders in controlling the itchiness and provides a cooling effect.You can use the gels available in market (I use the brihans aloe gel) or take out some pulp from it’s leaves and apply directly on scalp.

Instructions:

  • Apply the gel/pulp on scalp
  • Keep for as long as u want and wash it off

    Aloe plant

    Aloe plant

Have a great week ahead  🙂

– Guru K.

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Garnier Fructis Goodbye Damage Strengthening Shampoo review

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If an award were to be given for a brand with the most attractive advertisements for hair care product’s  category then garnier would win it hands down ,(don’t  you all just love the ads??my favourite was the one that had priyanka dancing with a puppy , though it  was for a different product ) & then there is the funky packaging (shiny orange , yellow and green bottles ) that makes us want to get our hands on the products ASAP. But it would also win in the category of “ The brand that almost every time fails to live up to its staggering claims” .

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