Indus Valley Bio Organic Premium Weekend Winter Care & Spa

Hello,

I received this amazing package in my mail and want to tell you all about it. It is a Premium Weekend Winter Care & Spa package from Indus Valley which is enough for you to last the entire winter season (12 to 16 weeks). It’s so cool to have a box that can solve your skin care and hair care problems for the entire season. So, without wasting any time lets discuss this beauty in detail.

Indus Valley website- http://www.indus-valley.com/

THE CONCEPT-

This winter it’s time to make your hair, face and skin prepared with a pocket-friendly and amazingly effective range of products from Indus Valley. The Premium Winter Care products take care of your head to toe with absolute winter care essentials like olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, Skin Care Oil, Argan Hair Care Oil, Argan Oil Shampoo, Hair Eaze Mask, Hair Ultima Spa, Retexturing Night Cream that give you a comprehensive solution for winters. So get winter ready with a never before Limited Edition Price of 1999 INR and pamper yourself even during the chilling winters.IMG_6285.JPGIMG_6287.JPG

THE PRODUCTS-

  1. Indus Valley BIO Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil-

    This is a cold-pressed and 100% Natural Coconut Oil. Extra virgin coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids in high percentage. Lauric acid with high level of antioxidants is good to use on the skin.

Uses- 

For Hair- For Deep Conditioning of hair, as a daily detangler, to defeat dandruff, faster hair growth and to protect hair from sun damage.

For Skin- To soothe dry hands, as a cheekbone highlighter, to remove eye makeup, as a body moisturizer, to add shine.IMG_6292IMG_6293

2. Indus Valley BIO Extra Virgin Olive Massage Oil-

It is a 100% Extra  Virgin Olive Oil is sourced directly from framers. It is safe for sensitive skin and even for babies. It has no chemicals additives. Indus Valley oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, proteins as well as Vitamin A, B, D and E.

Uses-

Smoothing skin, can be used as a night cream, to nourish dry skin, for reducing stretch marks, as a makeup remover, as diminishing under eye circles, to hydrate skin, massage oil to strengthen bones and muscles, to aid in weight loss, taking care of cracked heel, great on frizzy hair, cuticle oil.IMG_6308.JPG

3. Indus Valley BIO Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil-

This cold pressed sweet almond oil is an all natural oil that’s perfect for reviving & nourishing any skin type. It has no additive harmful chemicals like Bisphenol A or Hexane. Sweet almond Oil is also rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, proteins as well as Vitamins A, B, D and E.

Uses-

Can be used for Hair, Skin & Scalp, Sweet Almond Oil has many uses such as skin hydration, dark circles removal, eczema and skin rashes relief, hair loss, nail care, reduction of split ends and the reformation of hair to life again.IMG_6305

4. Indus Valley Hair Care Oil-

It is derived from Argan oil from morocco. It is a light oil which is specifically formulated from the delicate needs of ultra fine and light-colored ( including white) hair. The oil is infused with antioxidant rich wheat germ oil, strengthening proteins, omega-3 and shine boosting vitamins.

Uses-

Can be used for 3 multiple purposes for conditioning, styling and smooth finishing. Omega-3 fights problems like dry and brittle hair, itchy and flaky scalp, hair fall and improper blood circulation in the scalp. DHA and EPA makes the hair strong, shiny and healthy. Vitamin E makes the aging process of hair slow down. IMG_6314.JPG

5. Indus Valley Argan Oil Shampoo-

Indus Valley Argan Oil Shampoo is a light creamy texture conditioning shampoo with argan oil and six super 100% natural plant ingredients, like Argania spinoza (Argan) Oil, Coca Butter, Parfum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil & Aloe vera barbadensis (Aloe leaf) extract.

Uses-

Argan oil protects from UV rays and repairs damage caused by harsh chemicals or damaging heat. Prevents the pores of hair follicles to restore shine, softness, increase elasticity, strengthen the hair shaft and eliminate frizz. Good for soft curls and extensions. IMG_6318.JPG

6. Indus Valley Hair Eaze Spa-

Being completely natural in nature, this Hair Eaze Mask is a must need when you want to flaunt shining, bouncy and healthy hair. Ideal for those with sensitive, itchy scalps. HAIR EAZE SPA is recommended for all hair types.

Uses-

Indus Valley Hair Eaze Mask is a perfect booster for shining and smooth hair. This nourishing, moisturizing mask not only helps your hair in detangling but also keeps it glossy, shining and super-enriched. IMG_6298.JPGIMG_6301

7. Indus Valley Bio- ‘Believe in Oragnic’ Skincare Oil-

Bio Organic Oil has a blend of essential oils from Europe, Shea butter from Africa, plant extracts from Ayurveda and Vitamins E & A. All this makes Bio Organic oil unique & multipurpose.

Uses-

Diminishes Scars, perfect stretch marks, Enhance the skin tone, target pore refinement, minimizes lines, provides radiant glow and firmer skin feel, reduces fine lines and wrinkles. IMG_6311.JPG

8. Indus Valley Retexturing Hydrating Night Cream with Kashmiri Saffron & Night Jasmine-

Indus Valley Retexturing Night Cream is enriched with Organic Herbs like organic sandalwood oil, kokum butter, Wheat Germ oil, jojoba oil & Almond oil etc. For all skin types.

Uses-

Restores elasticity, prevent from skin sagging, make skin soft, nourishes skin, minimize fine lines of skin aging, moisturizes skin, reduces wrinkles.IMG_6302.JPGIMG_6303.JPG

THE PRICE-

The box is prices at Rs 2,300 but it is available on a sale price Rs 1,999

Buy it by clicking on this link- http://www.indus-valley.com/seasons-special/weekend-winter-care.htmlIMG_6319.JPG

MY VERDICT-

I was sent this box as a PR sample but the brand gave me my sweet time to test and try the products before writing this post. As all of you know my reviews are absolutely honest and I don’t mind bashing big brands and products if I have a problem with them.

All the products are very impressive. They are all 100% natural products. I did not have any adverse reactions to any of the products. The oils are great. They are absolutely pure and very effective. I love the coconut oil and almond oil. I have incorporated the night cream and the olive oil in my daily skin care routines. I would definitely continue using most of these products once winters are over.

Another good thing about this box is the price. There is no way in hell that you could buy all these amazing products for 1999. It’s so affordable. I just love this box would suggest people to try it.

I hope you find the review helpful. Don’t forget to stay connected on my social media accounts.

Instagram- @Givemewings_barkha

Facebook- @givemewings.barkha

Twitter- @BarkhaVyas

See you again with a new blog post. Until them bye bye, take care.

Love- Barkha

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April favorites :)

Hello Everyone,

I am enjoying the sh*t out of summers. Chuski, swimming, ice-creams, mangoes and watermelons… I am just loving it all. Enough said about the season’s favorites, 😛 lets get talking about my favorite skin care and makeup products for the month of April.

  1. NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette- Bossy :-

NYX has 4 shades available in the Full Throttle Shadow Palette, but Bossy is my favorite. It contains four pigment-packed shadows in the tones of pink and purple. These palettes are small and compact therefore very easy to travel with. They are super pigmented and you can create multiple looks with it.

I like to create a purple cut crease with a pink gradation on my lids.  It  looks great and is definitely eye catchy. The safe bet is that we can never doubt the quality and packaging of NYX products.

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2. PAC Cosmetics Eyelashes :-

PAC Cosmetics is one drugstore brand that has managed to impress me the most. There prices, quality and packaging are great. They are also easily accessible. I have loved their brushes,  makeup blending sponges and mascaras. Lashes are the most recent of my purchases from PAC and well, they are damn good.

Priced at just Rs 165 they are the most affordable lashes ever. They have a huge range of falseies to choose from. With these lashes you are set for any possible makeup look.

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3. Smytten:-

Smytten is a website where in you can buy and try beauty and makeup products from the best premium brands in India. I have been using the smytten app since a long time. Over the period of time they have sent me many samples and I have shopped a great deal of stuff from them.

The reason smytten is making it in my favorites this month is because of gorgeous offers they had during their Easter sale. The offers were great and I ended up saving a ton of  money. Another great thing is that after every shopping I get many samples 🙂 As they say it I am smytten by this application.

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4. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in the shade Embellish:-

I am all about dark vampy shades of lipstick these days and we can all trust the quality of colourpop lipsticks. The shade EMBELLISH is a beautiful dark brown shade. It looks great when paired with neutral eyes.

I love the colour brown and lipsticks, so its just hard to resist when you combine the two I have a few lip swatches on my instagram.  Click here to take a look.

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5. Batiste Dry Shampoo:-

Summers are accompanied by a lot of sweating. With the routines we follow its practically impossible to wash our hair daily. Also the scorching sun results in the release of loads of natural oil and sweat.

The travel size Batiste Dry shampoo bottles have been my savior. I keep one in my purse and whenever I feel a lot of oil in my hair, I just spray  it on. The dry shampoo works extremely well and the best product invented for a lazy chic like me 😛

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6. Spawake Moisture Fresh BB Cream:-

Spawake is a brand that offers a range of skin care products which are developed from natural sea weeds. I recently tried their Spawake Moisture Fresh BB Cream Natural Glow. It is made from a sea mineral moisture formula with a delightfully lightweight texture. It spreads smoothly over skin. BB Cream contains SPF 25/PA++ that corrects your skin tone.

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I hope you will give these products a try. I am telling you, they are worth your time, effort and money.

Do let me know if you have tried and of them.

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I love hearing from you guys so don’t forget to leave a comment. You can also send me emails (barkha.vyas06@gmail.com)

I will be posting a lot of stuff in the coming days so subscribe to my blog coz I wouldn’t want you to miss anything.

Until then, stay happy and stay stylish.

Love – Barkha

Aloe Vera and Skin Care- Benefits, Tips, DIYs and Giveaway

Aloe Vera is a very huge part of the flora of Rajasthan ( The desert state of India). We consume Aloe Vera in many forms here. It is used raw in curing many skin care diseases and is consumed in the form of a curry to cure many systematic diseases. The juice of this particular cactus is good for both, your skin and internal organs.

In this post I am going to talk about the benefits Aloe Vera has on our skin. I will also state some of my home remedies for skin and hair care. At the end of the post is a giveaway for all the people crazy about skin care products.

Aloe Vera and Skin Care:-

Known as the ‘Plant of Immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians this plant of the Asphodelaceae family has been used as a medicinal plants for centuries. It is a cactus and is therefore very common in the deserts.

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Here are some benefits and DIY tips regarding the use of Aloe Vera:-

  1. To treat Sunburns:-

Aloe Vera gel when applied over the effected area helps in restoring the damaged epithelium and moisturizes the skin helping it heal faster.

TIP– chop open a leaf of Aloe Vera and collect the gel in a small container. Add few drops of distilled rose-water to the gel and apply on the skin for protection from the sun.

2. Improves digestion:-

Many digestive disorders are known to cause acne and patchy skin. Aloe Vera is said to regulate your digestive system. It is also said to heal gastric ulcers. In Ayurveda it is also prescribed for arthritis and rheumatism.

TIP- To help cure arthritis and Rheumatism drink some Aloe Vera juice daily. Another helpful tip is to chew pieces of the fresh leaf to cure internal diseases.

3. Anti Aging effects:-

With age our skin looses its elasticity and starts to sag, leaving behind fine lines and wrinkles. Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamin C and E all of which help keep the skin hydrated and firm.

TIP- Cut a fresh leaf of Aloe Vera and rub the sap on your washed and cleaned face before going to bed every night for best results.

4. Natural Moisturizer:-

Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin by seeping deep in the layers of epithelium, therefore the skin doesn’t feel greasy.

TIP- Men can use Aloe Vera gel as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving. Women should apply some Aloe Vera gel before applying your makeup, as it prevents the skin from drying.

5. Treating Acne:-

Aloe vera gel contains hormones that provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells which helps in natural healing of skin without any scarring. Aloe is soothing and can help in skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.

6. Hair growth:-

Aloe Vera contains a lot of vitamins and minerals, the deficiency of what is a huge cause of hair fall. Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

TIP- Make an aloe Vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe Vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

7. For your eyelashes:-

Everyone wants thick, dense, long eyelashes. The huge amount of minerals in Aloe Vera help keep the lashes long and dense.

TIP- Mix some Aloe Vera gel with a tea-spoon of black castor oil. Store it in a small container and apply it at the roots of your lashes everyday before going off to bed.aloe-vera-gel-on-wooden-spoon-1

GIVEAWAY

A lot of brands have taken advantage the benefits of Aloe Vera by including it in their products. Aloe Vera gel is the most important and most used form. I am giving away Aloe Derma Hydrating Gel by O3+.

The O3+ Aloe Derma Hydrating Gel hydrates the skin while Soothing , cooling and reducing any form of redness and rashes.

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  1. Follow me on INSTAGRAM.

  2. Like and Repost the giveaway post  on Instagram.

  3. Tag 5 friends in the comments below.
  4. use #AloeBenefits in the comments and repost. Don’t forget to tag me and your friends in the repost.
  5. Giveaway is open till 30 April. The winner will be chosen  randomly through the #.

I will see you soon with a winner’s name and a brand new post. Until then, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

LOVE-BARKHA

MARCH FAVOURITES 2017!!

HOLA,

With the temperatures rising suddenly, march turned out to be the most uncomfortable month ever. But there are a few good things that came out of the month of march. Skin care and makeup excites me and I love sharing my passion with you guys.

Here are a few of the products that I really enjoyed this month. I hope you will try these too and share your thoughts with me.

  1. LANCOME Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate:-

As soon as we girls hit our mid twenties, the anti aging battle begins. When it comes to high end brands, LANCOME has always been my favourite. I trust their products and have never been afraid to try them. Advanced Genifique boosts signs of youthfulness and helps skin’s recovery during the day and night.

the serum is suitable for all skin types for women of multiple ethnicities and ages. I have been using the concentrate for about an year now and have absolutely been loving it. It is expensive (Rs 5,982.39/- for 30 ml) but worth every penny.

To  read a complete review of this product click here.wp-1464847174235.jpgwp-1464845025288.jpg2. Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman, Bold Metals Collection, Essentials Brush Kit, 3 Brushes set:-

Everyone is aware that Real Techniques makes the best affordable makeup tools. Their Bold Metals collection is amazing. The synthetic bristles are super soft and compactly packed, they look great and do an amazing job.

The bold collection is quite expensive as compared to the other makeup brushes by Real Techniques Sam and Nic collection but trust me, they are worth stretching your wallet a little bit more. They  look beautiful  and do a great job of making you look beautiful 🙂IMG_2235.JPGIMG_2236.JPG

3. Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Moss- shade 30:-

For their price these lipsticks really surprised me. The KateXRimmel collection is just what we all love. Its affordable, the packaging is chic and the quality is amazing.

I love berry shades so it will not come as a surprise when I  say my favourite LAsting Finish lipstick By Kate is the shade 30. Its a deep berry shade with glossy finish. The lipstick lasts for a good 7-8  hours without you having to touch up and is prices at just Rs275.

They are also easily available in India on Nykaa.IMG_2210IMG_2213.JPGIMG_2216.JPGIMG_2211.JPG

4. Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation:-

This is my  favourite foundation ever. I  have used many high end foundations but The Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation is just what I always go back to. If you have this, you do not have to spend all that extra cash for flawless coverage.

Priced at just around Rs 700 for 30 ml of product, this is a medium coverage foundation is just the best. It comes with SPF 20 for sun protection. If you wear makeup daily I would seriously urge you to try this affordable but amazing product.IMG_2221.JPGIMG_2222.JPG

5. Aryanveda Anti Wrinkle Gel Treatment Pen:-

I bought this product from the Nykaa Christmas sale and have been using it since then. I must say that Aryanveda is one skincare brand that I have really grown fond of. I have tried 6 different products from Aryanveda and have loved each and everyone of them.

With the stressful life and unhealthy diet it is quite easy to for your skin to age faster than you. On one of my skin care examinations my Skin care specialist pointed out the wrinkles being formed around my eyes. Well that wasn’t easy to see and was sad to notice how badly I had been ignoring my skin.

After using the Anti Wrinkle Gel  by Aryanveda for 4 months, I can confidently say that it does work. It has tightened the skin around my eyes and mouth and buying it is also not am hassle.

It is  priced at Rs 250 on Nykaa.068IMG_2206.JPG

6. Maybelline COLORsensational Lip Liner:-

The Maybelline COLORsensational Lip Liner was an impulse buy as I was just looking for a nude lip liner. This lip liner helps keep your lipstick in place and prevents it from smudging. It contains a bit of glitter and i don’t usually like glitter on my lips but the shade 150 STELLAR PINK looks quite stunning with a bit of glitter.

The shade is nude so it looks can easily be covered up with any other lip color.

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7. TONI & GUY heat protection mist:-

I hate boring and the thing that is capable of getting boring the fastest is you hair. I try a lot of new hairstyles and most of them require me using hair styling tools. Constant exposure to heat can take a heavy toll on the quality of your hair, so heat protection is a must.

Toni & Guy launched their hair products after their success in the salon business. Their heat protection mist is my most used product followed by their textured sea salt spray. The 150 ml spray bottle comes with very attractive packaging. The locking mechanism is super cool and helps the liquid from spilling out.

Buy this spray by clicking here.IMG_2209.JPGIMG_2219.JPG

These are my favs for March. Hope you will try them and enjoy them ass much as I did. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products.

Do keep in touch through Instagram and Facebook. Email me your suggestions at barkha.vyas06@gmail.com

Hope you guys have an amazing new month.

Love-Barkha 

February favourites 2017

Hey Everyone,

Its the beginning of a new month, that means its time for me to share my absolute favourite products of the previous month 🙂

February was a month of new launches. A lot of brands released some amazing products. So, makeup and skin care departments is stocked with a great deal of stuff to try on.

The best thing about all the products mentioned below is that they are very affordable and easily available.2017-03-06_17.32.52.jpg

1.PAC Cosmetics Big Eyes Magical Mascara :-

This dual wand mascara has become my current obsession. I am addicted to it. The mascara comes with 2 wands on its either ends. One is a normal thick wand, which is resembles the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. The other wand is a thin and perfect for your lower lash line.

Its great to see these Indian brands coming up with such good quality and affordable makeup. PAC cosmetics has really surprised me their recent launches and I am looking forward to try them all.img_2151IMG_2161.JPG

2. Pins and Patches from Ginger:-

In my previous blog post I talked about the recent trend of pins, patches, badges and brooches. Lifestyle stores included many sets of pins and patches in their latest collection and of course a bought quite a few of them. 🙂

These pins are marked at the price of Rs 199 for a set of three. Its always cool to mix and match them to create your own style and who does not want to stay on trend.img_2122

3. Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose water:-

I have been using this skin care delight for a few months now.  Rose water is the best natural toner known to mankind. Kama Ayurveda very cleverly have taken advantage of this fact and placed some distilled rose water in a spray on bottle.

Another great thing about this product is that it comes in a travel size bottle. Whenever you feel fatigued just spray on some rose water and you will feel refreshed instantly. Trust me guys, I have tried it and it works. I also mix it with my face pack for great results.IMG_2125.JPGIMG_2130.JPG

4. L.A girl Pro conceal HD high definition concealer:-

OH MY GOD. This is  the best concealer ever. This is not one of those hyped products that turn out to be good for nothing. All the beauty gurus swear about it.

This concealer has a brush at the end which makes the application and blending very easy.  It is Crease-resistant, has opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture.

The best part about it is that its easy available on Nykaa and amazon and is very affordable.IMG_2163.JPGIMG_2170.JPG

5. B Blunt High Definition Curl Defining Leave-In Cream :-

Curling my hair have always been a problem for me. My hair were always a frizzy mess and the curls never stayed in place. The B Blunt Curl leave-in cream changed it all. It enhances curls & waves and also tames frizz.

The very cute pink bottle with a pump just makes things more attractive and convenient. I have been using this leave-in for the last 2 weeks. The nozzle has a lock system, so it’s travel friendly and does not release a lot of product.IMG_2183.JPGIMG_2189.JPG

6. NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in the shade BLACK CHERRY:-

I remember those times when dark red shades were only for grannies. Now, berries are the bold new thing. This NYX extra creamy lipstick has become my go to favourite. The lipstick lasts for around 12 hours and the formulation is super creamy. IMG_2131.JPGIMG_2132.JPGIMG_2135.JPG

This is it!! These are my favourites from the month of feb. Do let me know in the comments if you have tried any of them.

Don’t forget to follow me on my instagram, facebook and snapchat. Lets stay connected.

I will see you soon with a new post soon.

Love-Barkha