Posted by Kalasini On October 25, 2016
I want to get straight to point and give you an over all understanding of this much hyped beauty oil
So I live in the middle east (Kuwait) where this product is not available for shipping and to make it even worse each time I log into the site this product was out of stock. I hope now they have managed to work their stock.
Anyways, I finally got my hands on this oil!
How did I get this oil?
Via - https://www.shopandship.com - who deliver products from those countries, where they do not ship to your specific country. Check them out!
One of my friend who had this account was kind enough to add an extra oil into her cart for me.
So my first impression of this oil was
1. It had strong scent of vitamin c or orange
2. My Skin absorbs the oil on contact
3. My skin feels really soft and hydrated
4. Make up sets in evenly after I apply this oil
– Rosehip Seed Oil
– Pumpkin Seed Oil
– 24k Gold
– Vitamin E
– Lemongrass Oil
– Orange Peel Oil
My day to day skin care routine involves me using various kinds of oils. They add natural radiance to my skin. And I always opt for oil because I believe they are perfect for my skin.
Farsali Rose Gold Elixir Oil a combination of a few of my favorite oils as mentioned in the ingredients makes this my most reached for oil for daily use and #didyouknow this oil is for #allskintypes and mostly for dry skin which is me. (I have combination dry skin)
Have had this oil for a while now and I like it. It’s a great day/night moisturizer and absorbs immediately into my skin without looking greasy.
Aside from it being a great moisturizer it adds a very natural and youthful glow. I haven’t noticed any visible tightening/firmness effect whatsoever. May be with continues use it will become visible, I Hope!
So for now I hope you enjoyed reading my post ♥
Posted by Kalasini On May 26, 2016
It’s a well-known oil and am sure you might have seen it on Instagram or any of your favorite beauty blogger featuring this or using it.
If you don’t know me, I am a crazy user for oils, love using them on my skin and hair.
I so badly wanted to get hold of this oil. As this product is not being available in Kuwait, it only made me even crazy in grabbing it at sight. So after choosing a minimalist lifestyle this year, I added this product to my “Wish List”.
En route to our vacation to Oman – Salalah during the transit flight, I found myself wondering around duty free shops and passed by a make-up store and spotted Kiehl's!!! My eyes widen and I wore a huge smile on my face as I approached the counter looking at this oil.
I pick up the oil and walked straight to billing counter and yes, returned happy to Kuwait only to try it.
ABOUT THIS OIL!
The oil is light weight and almost absorbs with immediate contact on my skin. I use 3 to 4 drops because my skin is dry in texture. I use this before bed and I love that it’s non-greasy in nature.
Now let’s talk about results
1. After almost using this oil for 2 months my skin feels soft and smooth. I saw results in just one week from using it.
2. After about 3 to 4 weeks my skin feels fresh and supple.
3. Few nights I skipped it to see how my skin feels and I was happy see that my skin had improved in texture.
4. Now I apply it when my skin needs that extra love on those stressful work days.
What I was unhappy about :-
1. I expected my skin to be moisturized and hydrated, but I was not really happy about waking up to my skin dry around my nose and lips/mouth. Well that's probably because I have a very dry skin.
2. I surly have to apply a moisturizer after applying this oil to wake up to a normal skin. Which I don't mind doing, because I usually apply two creams to really keep my skin moisturized.
♥ Would I repurchase it - YES!
♥ Would I recommend it - Absolutely YES!
I hope this post was Helpful! Please Show Your Love By Leaving a Comment♥
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Limonene, Citral, Sclareolide, Rose Flower Oil, Jasmine Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil
Posted by Kalasini On February 6, 2016
Hibiscus Flower and Leaves:
Hibiscus flower can act as a wonderful remedy if you are facing hair fall problem. Regular usage of hibiscus flower and leaves can easily restrict hair fall, dandruff and graying of hair. I have a few more videos that is coming up in how to use this flower and leaves into your hair care routine.
Also a few causes of hair loss to really understand why we are facing what we are facing today.
1. Inappropriate nutrition
2. Split ends
4. Medication, like steroids
7. Hormonal imbalance
9. Excessive smoking
10. Vitamin B6 and folic acid deficiency
These are only a few causes, but hair loss could be for many reasons, which is why we need to make sure we know how to stop it. As I always believe, there are only solutions and not problems :)
Hope this helped you and see you in my next post.
Posted by Kalasini On November 22, 2014
Mirror Mirror Let Me Glow
It’s been a while, I have been looking for a good bronzer for my skin type (Dark to Medium Skin Tone) something light, perfect and not too obvious on skin. And I am really excited to share this product with you because in every way I have fallen in love with the product. I was really convinced in buying MAC bronzer but I am glad I walked into Body Shop to find what I was looking for “Bliss Moment” and then I thought to myself, things we have under our nose and yet not see.
Good News!!! This light-weight moisturizing bronzing gel suits all skin tones, giving that natural-looking, honey-bronzed glow it surly is enhancing my naturally darker skin tone.
This is why I love Body Shop; it contains Community Fair Trade Honey from Ethiopia and Beeswax from Cameroon, as well as organic Aloe Vera from Guatemala.
What the Product Promises:
Best if you want to: Get an instant bronze glow with a moisturizing, honey-enriched gel.
Best for: all skin tones
How it works: Moisturizing Light, non-greasy formula Suits all skin tones
I believe its too dark for lighter skin folks unless you have gotten a tan. One other way lighter skin folks can use is mixing with a lot of moisturizer.
Water (Solvent/Diluent), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenyl Trimethicone (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Glycerin (Humectant), Steareth-2 (Emulsifier), Steareth-21 (Emulsifier), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Honey (Natural Additive), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (Emulsion Stabiliser), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Viscosity Modifier), Phenethyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Cetyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Polysorbate 80 (Surfactant), Caprylhydroxamic Acid (Chelating Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sorbitan Oleate (Emulsifier), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Iron Oxides (Colour), Mica (Opacifier), Titanium Dioxide (Colour).
Thank You for reading and show me some love by leaving a comment below!
Posted by Kalasini On October 29, 2014
I am never falling for advertisements of beauty products ever again! Honestly, I got this product for its packaging ( sleek & classy ) and advertisement and of-course reading a few good reviews. This product has been a part of life for at least 7 months, and I have pumped out the product only 15 times you want to know why, then keep reading…
Must say they have done a good job in packaging, but what can package do to skin, Nothing! The pump system is very convenient to use as it allows in getting just the right amount you need. I want to keep this short and sweet as possible. So here it goes!
What the Product says:
For Wrinkle-Free, Spotless Skin with a Youthful Glow, Wrinkles and age spots, begone! This water-based serum, enriched with Intelligent Pro-Cell Complex™ and 20X concentrated CLA*, boosts your skin’s capacity for young cell regeneration. The result? Visibly reduced wrinkles and age spots in 7 days!
Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Cyclomethicone, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Water/Aqua, Glycolic acid, Potassium hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Isomerized linoleic acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Myristic acid, Acetamide MEA, BHT, Cholesterol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Pentaerithrityl tetra-di-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Retinol, Sucrose distearate, Pentasodium aminotrimetylene phosphonate, Perfume/Parfum, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Butylene glycol, Propylene glycol, Iron oxides, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, Alpha-Isomethyl ionone, Benzyl salicylate, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Hexyl cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexane carboxaldehyde, Linalool, CI 77491, CI 17200.
1. The produce is very light and glides on like a premier making my skin very fake like layer.
2. My skin feels very funny dull after application in other words matte.
3. Not hydrating at all and feels very plasticity
4. My skin was the same before and after application I did not see results :(
Again it did not work for my skin and I have oily/dry combination skin around T-Zone and I am medium to dark skin.
I wouldn't recommend this product if you have limited budget and are looking for the perfect anti-aging serum and creams. I picked this up for around 3.750 KWD ($13) not very sure as its been really long.
I believe this has worked for few other bloggers and honestly I wished it worked for me as well. That's all for now loves!
Posted by Kalasini On October 1, 2014
If you who know me, you know me well enough, that I love Body Shop products at least most of them :D. I was searching for a lighter foundation that can help me get the coverage that I need and stay light on my skin which I can use everyday. If you are looking for one of those then you’re reading the right blog post. This is my first blog post and I am glad I am writing this for you ♥
Lets get to the details shall we:
Product - The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation.
My skin type: Dry to Oily combination. Depending on weather and crazy T- Zone area where oiliness and dryness are subject to change.
Price: 3 Kuwaiti Dinar ($ 10)
Availability: All Body Shop stores.
Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (Emollient), Titanium Dioxide (Color), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Light stabilizer), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Polyethylene (Opacifier), Isononyl Isononanoate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides (Emollient), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Opacifying Agent), Polysilicone-11 (Film Former), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Boron Nitride (Bulking Agent), HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer (Anticaking Agent), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Aluminum Hydroxide (Opacifier), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Stabiliser), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isostearic Acid (Emulsifier), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (Binder), Lauroyl Lysine (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner). [May Contain: Iron Oxides (Color), Mica (Color)].
Now lets see what the Product Promises
The cream-to-powder mineral foundation contains pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for an immaculate, matte finish. It has an ultra-bendable formula and contains a custom brush for flawless application.
o Medium to full coverage
o Smooth, matte finish
o Integrated cruelty-free brush
o Contains SPF 15
o Fragrance & Paraben-free
I Love this product because I can apply this on a daily basis and not use foundation every day if you know what I mean it’s light texture and curtly free brush “I love this part” makes it easy for application and blends well on skin. I don’t have breakouts neither it sinks into pores. It feels super light on the skin, if you know what I mean.
The coverage is not that great to be honest. It’s between good to medium coverage foundation depending on applying one coat or two with two you sure will get enough coverage but you may have to use a concealer to cover any spots. Brush is fairly OK not all great, but I like it!
You need to touch up every 3 hours and I have no problem with it because the packing is perfect to carry it around. I’d rather touch up on a daily basis instead of using foundation everyday all day. It’s not resistant, it comes off easy but I notices that when used with a compact powder its stays for longer hours. And its not water proof so it’s easily washable.
Coverage: Good to medium coverage.
Smell: Earthy clay kind a smell to it. Me Love!
o Paraben free
o Doesn’t break me out
o Comes with cruelty free brush
o SPF 15
o Light Creamy foundation which blends well and it matte on skin
o Love clay-ish smell
o Available in 7 shades which includes shades matching Indian skin tones. Horayyy!
o Light-medium coverage – can be fixed with double application and using powder on top
o Not long lasting – vanishes after 2-3 hours – Can make it last longer by using compact powder
o Not resistant – comes off easy.
Posted by Kalasini On June 16, 2014
You should give it a try yourself to see the benefits!
Mango is High in Vitamins A, C & E which provides a beautiful natural shine to even the most dullest hair.
Mango Mask can totally transform your hair, leave it strong and healthy even after few days after initial application. Then what a regular use can do! Wow!
Summers are mango Season and you get them for cheapest and make complete use of this fruit and you hair will thank you later.
And its also has several other benefits
Treatment of Dandruff:
Mango contains vitamin A which helps in fighting dandruff and adding shine to your hair. It is often used as an ingredient in hair moisturizers. Mangoes contain vitamin E which improves scalp circulation and encourages hair growth.
Treatment of Hair Loss and Grey Hair:
Mango seed oil is an excellent source of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. You can prepare this oil by removing the outer coat of the mango seed and adding them to a jar of coconut, almond or olive oil and place this jar in the sunlight for a few days. Using this concoction regularly will make your hair long, black and thick and prevent hair loss. – I am making a video of the same to see the results myself.
That’s all for now. Take Care!
Click here to watch my Video on Mango Hair Mask
Posted by Kalasini On February 18, 2014
Dead Sea Mud
Minerals and Mud: Life-giving Qualities of the Dead Sea
There are more than 35 different types of minerals can be found in the Dead Sea's waters, and many people vouch wholeheartedly for the life-altering qualities these minerals possess.
The mineral salts are believed to cure or alleviate the symptoms of ailments ranging from skin problems such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis to rheumatic diseases, like various forms of arthritis and fibromyalgia.
The Dead Sea is the lowest surface on Earth, at 400 meters below sea level. It is located in the Middle East, bordered by Jordan, the West Bank, and Israel. It is more of a lake than a "sea," fed by the Jordan River.
The fresh water evaporates, however, leaving a salt concentration which is seven times stronger than that of the ocean. Beyond tiny microbes, no life can survive in the water. Wow... is'n this cool.
Did You Know?
1. Not only does Dead Sea mud contain these beneficial minerals, but it's also been shown to kill acne-causing bacteria.
2. And there are even claims that they erase stretch marks and cellulite.
3. Dead Sea mud mask nourishes the skin, leaving it smooth and fresh.
4. Dead Sea Mud Mask Stimulates Circulation.
5. Dead Sea Mud Mask Removes Dead Skin Cells
6. Dead Sea mud mask is suitable for all skin types
Posted by Kalasini On January 29, 2014
Salon treatments can get expensive at times and sometimes we end up doing more harm than good. We really do not know the chemicals used in the treatments. At least I don't! along with that much styling using heat and chemicals my case “stress” may lead to various hair issues like dryness, frizz, hair fall and less growth of hair.
Although, we cannot give up on using products, some simple ingredients which is available in our kitchen can help our hair much needed boost and health. Garlic to the Rescue!
Now let’s look into how you we can use them:
We all love oiling our hair don’t we… if you are not, then start oiling your hair regularly in order to help your hair breath and keep it alive …Here are few tips on how I use garlic to my Hair Care Routine :)
•Hot Oil with Coconut and minced Garlic: Chop Garlic really fine and heat a sauce pan in slow or less heat. Add some coconut oil and almost bring to boil then add your finely minced garlic into it and enjoy the sizzle until its turn dark brown. Make sure to keep a watch, then take your pan off the heat and let it cool completely.
Now Let see some benefits .. Shall We!
• It aids hair follicles by eliminating harmful substances from the scalp
• The properties of garlic help in treating the affected scalp and dandruff
• Garlic helps improve the texture of your hair and strengthens the roots- (I so need this :))
• The compound allicin present in garlic helps in increasing the circulation of hemoglobin towards the scalp, thus minimizing hair fall to a great extent.
• Raw garlic is highly enriched with Vitamin C which is great for the health of your hair.
• Garlic also contains iron which aids blood flow to the hair follicles.
• Its properties of killing germs and bacteria help in fighting against various bacterial infections.
And Many More!!!!!
Then remove/filter the fried garlic and pour it into microwavable container, heat it up for 10 to 20 sec. Once you have your oil ready… make sure it is more than warm and start massaging your scalp in circular motion and evenly comb through with wide tooth comb and let it sit for 1 or more hour and wash clean and enjoy you beautiful hair.
And be sure that you have done your very best to your hair… and your hair is loving you back :)
•Adding garlic to my natural oils: You can instill garlic into your oil such as olive or coconut almond oil.
How- Chop some garlic into very small pieces (dry fry them( no oil) if you like in nonstick pan) and put it in the oil in a jar or bottle over a period of time,say 10 days. This concoction should be kept in the fridge to prevent it from going rotten.
This is the magic portion : Advise mixing about a tablespoon of this oil into your shampoos, deep conditioners, hot oil treatments, pre-shampoo treatments where you can be sure to wash your hair afterwards to avoid the garlicky smell.
Happy Hair Day All! Hope you Like it. Let me know how it turns out!
Posted by Kalasini On January 2, 2016
Masinagudi – Jungle Traliz
Wherever you go becomes a apart of you!
Masinagudi is did change something in us! The place is filled with Glory and Peace. I surly have come back changed and refreshed.
Click on the link below to watch the video.
Posted by Kalasini On December 5, 2015
What is Shikkakai?
Scientifically it’s called Acacia Concinna, a climbing shrub native to Asia. In order to prepare it, the fruit shell leaves and bark of the plant are dried, ground into a powder and then made into a paste.
It is mild and naturally low in pH, so it does not strip hair of natural oils which is really good in case you frequently wash your hair or on a journey in trying to grow out your hair. Shikkakai also acts as a conditioner and an infusion of its leaves is used to treat dandruff.
Vcare Shikkakai Paste: Sulfate and Paraben free
When I was grocery shopping in India while on a vacation, I came across this product on the hair care rack and instantly it drew my attention. Of course being a huge sucker for Sulfate and Paraben free products I had to get it and try it.
HOW I USED THIS PASTE: I oiled my hair with virgin coconut oil and went into shower to try Vcare Shikkakai Paste. The paste is dark colored and smells very organic and natural. It surly took me back to childhood during those years when I grew up with my Grandmother and she used the powdered form to wash my hair. #goodolddays
So I squeezed the paste, rubbed it between my palms, applied all over my wet hair and massaged on my scalp using my fingertips.
After 2 to 3 mins, I rinsed it and felt my hair squeaky clean. Shikkakai is known to be a good cleanser.
MY TAKE: I love the product and will surly be repurchasing it. Although I live in Kuwait and have not found this product in the stores yet is making me very sad :( Any of my reader’s in Kuwait if you found this product here, please let me know and I would be very grateful.
Thanks for reading and lots of love
Posted by Kalasini On July 4, 2015
Sunsilk refreshing dry shampoo
I had been looking for a dry shampoo for a while now! I hate washing my hair often because I have dry skin combination and it can get very irritating.
I needed something that can keep my hair clean and crisp for 3rd days hair, and avoid washing my hair. I had purchased a few dry shampoos but none really won my heart and it went right into the bin from the first time I used it, and if I did not like them. So getting into the post, what I was looking for in a dry shampoo:
1. Fresh feel
2. Smells fresh
3. Light on hair and scalp
4. Leave my hair soft and shinny
5. Does not leave a white powdery residue on my hair and scalp
And I am glad to let you guys know that all above wishes are granted because of this awesome Sunsilk Refreshing Dry Shampoo and I am happy to share this product with you.
Hope this post helped you and take care!
Posted by Kalasini On May 13, 2015
I have struggled with dark lips from time to time, sometimes its lack of keeping myself hydrated other times tea's and coffee's take over my life.
With all odds going against me most times, I try and keep my tricks to cover up to favor all those odds. Never say Never!!!!! LOL
Please follow the steps below:
Step 1 - ♥Foundation - Apply your skin tone foundation all over your lips and even you skin for the color to pop and hold on your lips
Step 2 - ♥ Compact Powder - Dust some compact powder on our lips to lock the moisture from the foundation.
Step 3 - ♥Lipstick - Chose your favorite lipstick with lip liner or a lip liner brush and line your lips then apply your lipstick
Step 4 - ♥Compact Powder - Dust some compact powder on our lips to lock the moisture of the Lipstick by making it Matt.
Step 5 - ♥Blot - Use a clean tissue and just press lightly on top of your lips to further remove any excess moisture.
Step 6 - ♥ Smile and Go Shine!
Click on the link below for video tutorial on this.
Posted by Kalasini On November 15, 2014
Drinking Tea & My Happy Place
Drinking Tea takes me to my happy place. I am sure you love something that takes you to your happy place, are you thinking of what that is for you? In creating little things that make us happy, we create a happy world around us. Coming back to my Tea Crazzzz, I grew up drinking tea and been hooked on to it for a while now. As I grew up I drank many kinds of tea and can’t really pen down on my favorite though.
However, I want to introduce you to one of my favorites, one out of many. White Tea! If you are unaware of a tea such as this then it’s not white in color I can assure you that!
Tea has been consumed as medicine for centuries. Now modern science is discovering its hidden benefits what people in China and throughout the world have long known: tea is good for you. While green and black tea are very healthy, white tea is the least processed tea and has the highest antioxidant levels.
Now what is Antioxidant? A substance such as vitamin C or E that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism.
What Are Antioxidants?
As the name implies, antioxidants are substances that are capable of counteracting the damaging, but normal, effects of the physiological process of oxidation in animal tissue. “Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts” – Read more… http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/facts/antioxidant1.htm
It may be the ultimate Drink of Health. White Tea Antioxidants
“Antioxidants are nutrients that protect the body from damage by free radicals. Free radicals are nasty things that go around wreaking havoc on your body, damaging DNA and accelerating aging. Antioxidants scoop them up and neutralize them. White tea is loaded with these protective nutrients”. - http://www.whiteteaguide.com/whiteteahealthbenefits.htm
But it has helped me in the following
1. Relive stress
2. Relax my muscles
3. Sleep well
4. Hydrate my skin
I sure know this is doing wonderful things inside my body and I believe in it and if you get a chance or walk by White Tea in your supermarket grab one because it’s worth in investing in something natural and organic than something that is not.
Health Matters!!! and which is why it’s said “Health is Wealth”