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Valentine Gift memories and experiences by Xoxoday

Xoxoday, one stop shop for extraordinary experiences and activities has launched some incredible curated experiences  for those who are looking for the most special way to celebrate the day of Romance with  that special one.

A blind date -Blindfold Dining

About the experience – Blindfolding ourselves for a short time not only gets our other senses to work in tandem but also imbibes a fun and social element. Blindfold dining is eating a meal in the dark & heightening a sense of taste. We eat with our eyes much more than we realize. What we see, flavors the taste in a large way. Without being able to see the food, taste becomes the most relevant sense, as it logically should be, when it comes to eating.

View Sunshine From A Hot Air Balloon Ride At Jakkur

Summary:  Any occasion becomes all the more special when you celebrate it in a special way by gifting your loved one a unique experience. Here is an exclusive hot air balloon couple ride activity in Jakkur. Soaring high into the sky and viewing the landscape from atop is a wonderful experience. Hot Air Ballooning is a less risky affair and it allows people to have an unforgettable air experience. All the while you will be accompanied by an experienced guide. If sky is the limit for you, come and explore your adventurous side like never before.

Exclusive Dinner Under A Helipad

Summary: A perfect spot for a romantic, candlelight dinner can make all the difference. And it probably can’t get any better than having a private, exotic fine dining experience under a helipad, served by a private butler.

Valentines Chocolate Tour

Summary: Here is an organized Belgian chocolate tour for you and your special someone, this Valentine’s day!!! The tour will be entirely experiential with lots of hands-on activities which includes manipulating and tempering Belgian chocolates, creating personalised truffles, learning about the history of a boutique chocolaterie, learning about the history and evolution of chocolate and also indulging in the trying and tasting various types of chocolates.

Winery Tour

Summary: Heritage Winery calls upon wine lovers to come and experience the magic of making truly delightful wine. This tour aims to educate and take the knowledge of wine making/drinking to the common man. Also visit the sprawling vineyards followed by Tasting Room

Valentines Day Under A Billion Stars

Summary: Head towards Tumkur, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and spend your special day in a special way. Explore the greenery around you as you find your abode in a dome tent for a day.  Enjoy yourselves around the campfire as the sky turns violet and there is a nip in the air. Warm yourself up by the fire and add to the romantic evening with  a steaming hot dinner.
Please get n touch for further details. 40+ such experiences can be booked on www.xoxoday.com/ Xoxoday app/ +91 80 6565 6000
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Glam Ego February Valentine Edition | Unboxing & Review

Its the valentine’s month and everyone around the corner can feel the love in the air. We all are excited about the gifts we receive and also what we plan to give our loved ones. Now a days we have so many options to choose from like cosmetics, jewellery, dresses, books, frames etc. Though we have been celebrating the valentine for so many years, make this valentine special by gifting your near and dear ones special or unique gifts. Valentine Day touches us emotionally and makes us feel loved and important for someone else. This valentine‘s day gift something different to your loved one’s.

Do check out my new blog on Wonderchef Valentine Gifting options here.

Click here for Valentine’s day  jewellery collection from Pristine Fire.com

Subscription boxes are a new trend in the market and a very pretty gift option for your loved ones. My fav is Glamego Box which comes up with International premium brand products in just affordable prices.

Click here for Glamego January Box Review. Do read to know more about this box.

Let’s check Valentines Edition: Glamego Box February 2018: Unboxing & Review

This month’s Glamego Box has come up with a new creative crossword puzzle game on its white cover box.It full of jumbled alphabets written in red over it. You can play it with your loved ones, spending most beautiful time together marking love names, find out hidden gems. Yes, this India’s no 1 beauty box could help you win Rs.10000 shoppers stop voucher.

Box contains:

  • Voste Premium Lipstick in “Mocha Spice”( Rs.449)
  • Kronokare Face Mist – Pollu-Stop (1295)
  • The Nature’s Co. Saffron Radiance Face Cream ( Rs.1059)
  • MCaffeine Choco Caffeine Glow Face Mask (Rs.599)

 

Bella Voste Ulti-Matte Chubby Stick in “Red shade for month of love “

Bella Voste’s Ulti-Matte Chubby Stick has a silky smooth texture that offers high coverage. It is designed to deliver extraordinary finish for a long lasting matte perfection. Creamy and sumptuous, it glides weightless on the lips leaving an intense color with a matte finish. Enriched with selected minerals and plant waxes it ensures high payoff and ultimate precision in one stroke, without smudging. Enriched with a highly pigmented formula and moisturizing ingredients , it delivers an intense color payoff with moisture rich wear.

Photo Courtesy : Creativeme1807
Photo Courtesy : Creativeme1807

Features :

    • Full coverage satin matte finish.
    • One stroke application.
    • Long lasting with rich color payoff.
    • Retractable pencil that requires no sharpener.
    • Color does not bleed.
    • Available in 6 dazzling shades.
    • Dermatologically Tested,Free From Preservative, Oil & Nano Ingredient, Confirm US & European Regulations

How to use product

  • Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
  • Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth
  • Glide across the entire lip.

 

Kronokare Face Mist – Pollu-Stop

Our Urban lifestyle exposes our skin to millions of micro particles that directly enter the pores and damage the core of the skin. Pollution, dust, gas, carbon particles are the main reasons of skin ageing and dull complexion. These pollutants can also increase skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or other skin allergies.
Pollu-Stop creates a transparent and natural shield against pollution and decreases dramatically the particles invasion on the skin. The skin is immediately protected against pollutants, and they cannot enter the pores any longer. It also creates an invisible matrix of vitamins and essential nutrients that fight against skin ageing and soothe the skin, giving it a unique “soft touch”

RECOMMENDED FOR:

All skin types.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Active Vitamins and Essential Nutrients

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Spray directly over the face before your daily cream or on the top of it. Apply on clean and dry skin. Massage over the face for a better penetration of the protective film. Repeat during the day if required, in that case, at first clean the skin with our face toner in order to remove the dirt accumulated above the Pollu-Stop screen. Can be worn under make up, or can be sprayed over make up.

FULL INGREDIENT LIST:

Aqua, Biosaccharide gum-4, Biosaccharide gum-1, Sodium PCA, Lavendula Angustifolia Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Triethylene Glycol.

 

The Nature’s Co. Saffron Radiance Face Cream

This luxurious age defying formula promotes natural fairness and youthful radiance by diminishing age spots and keeping fine lones at bay.  Smooth a small amount over clear,  toned skin as needed,  using gentle upward strokes and see it takes years off your face.

Key Ingredients: Saffron,  Aloe Vera Extract,  Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil,  Wheatgerm Oil,  Almond Oil.

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MCaffeine Choco Caffeine Glow Face Mask

Valentine has its own charm and aroma. But now you can bask in the aroma of chocolates while cocoa and caffeine in this face pack to see their magic. MCaffeine’s Choco-caffeine face mask has real cocoa, which contains natural minerals including, calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. The natural elements smooth and soften the skin and boost the natural tissue-building capacity, keeping it youthful and luminous.The gel based face pack formula is designed for the dry skin and helps retain moisture in the skin.

Benefits:

  • Cocoa prevents sun damage and restores skin on a cellular level, exfoliates dead skin cells and clarifies skin, Caffeine evens skin tone
  • Sea Weed extract brightens up the skin giving you a glorious glow
  • Gel-based masks are optimal for the dry or chapped skin as they add the natural oils, hydrate and condition the skin for a firmer and a more supple texture
  • Paraben free, Not tested on animals
  • Also available Choco-Caffeine face mask for Oily skin, but i tried for my skin type (dry)

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So hurry and buy Glamego Box worth Rs.2300 for just Rs. 299 for your loved ones this Valentine and subscribe to their boxes.

 

 

Break the Gifting Stereotype this Valentine’s Day

As we are getting close to the Valentine day, giving gifts to your loved ones becomes a task. Though we have been celebrating the valentine for so many years, make this valentine special by gifting your near and dear ones special or unique gifts. Valentine Day touches us emotionally and makes us feel loved and important for someone else. This valentine‘s day gift something different to your loved one’s.

When Valentine’s Day comes all the love birds get excited and everyone seems to be occupied making it memorable and romantic for their partners. It is the occasion of love which is often misinterpreted as the day for romance between couples only. This often leads to dilution of the purpose of this beautiful day. While the love has no barriers and it has a lot wider meaning than what currently prevails around this day. If you think chocolate, flowers, Cakes are all what Valentine’s Day is all about then it is the time when you break the stereotype and look beyond the meaning of this wonderful day. Let love transcend all the barriers and relationships this valentine’s day. Cherish the moments with all your loved ones be it mother, father, sister, partner, friend, teacher, etc. by showering them with some unique and valuable gifts. It is the time when you emblaze and rekindle the spark with your most treasured people of your life. Here we have found some of the gifting options which abrogate monotony and add a great

  1. Wonderchef Nutri-Blend

Keep your loved ones nutrient rich and enjoy varieties of salad, Blends, Wraps and masala mixes with your beloved one by India’s favorite Nutri-Blend. Let your dearest one replacing his/her heavy fat-laden meals with the energy-filled empowering blends which can be made within seconds.

The concept of Nutri-blend make healthy and tasty juices, smoothies, shakes with nutri-blend. The super-fast motor and sharpest steel blades break-down the food completely, extracting all nutrients. When these juices are consumed, they help the body to absorb nutrients in the fruits and vegetables much better. Carefully designed nutritional mixes by Chef Kapoor and nutritionist Swati Thoda, would help in achieving weight balance, lowering sugar levels, relieving migraines, lowering cholesterol etc. Also use for dry-grinding the hardest spices like garam masala, jeera, etc. Make tasty chatni in seconds.

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Benefits:

  • Compact and consumes less space as compared to the bulky food processors and mixers
  • Gives you complete solution, you will pack your food-processor away
  • No multiple and complicated attachments
  • Two jars and blades do all functions
  • Quick push-start functioning, no buttons
  • Stylish design and elegant construction
  • No spillage while blending, can drink your smoothies directly off the jar

Price- INR 3299/-

Availability- Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, www.wonderchef.in

 

  1. Wonderchef Duet Coffee Maker

Keep your beloved one forever energized by wonderchef’s Duet Coffee maker.  Get two cups of finely brewed coffee with one fill, and take time to sip at leisure with you loves ones. Wonderchef Duet Coffee Maker is the perfect companion.

Benefits:

  • Get two cups of finely brewed coffee with one fill and take time to sip at leisure with a friend Wonderchef duet coffee maker is the perfect companion
  • Perfect for your office – quick, clean, classy
  • Perfectly matched ceramic cups for your pleasure
  • Compact size – makes it easy to store and carry
  • Auto on – off function with LED light
  • Overheat protection by thermostat and thermofuse
  • 0.3L cups for just the right amount of satisfaction

Wonderchef Duet Coffe Maker

Price-INR 2699/-

Availability- Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, www. Wonderchef.in

StBotanica Anti Aging & Anti Wrinkle Cream Review

Everyone in today’s world desire a skin which is healthy in a natural way. We can acheive this with proper diet, gym, exercises, drinking water and many more natural ways, but still we miss on some nutrients, which is fulfilled via few creams, like StBotanica Anti Aging & anti wrinkle. This cream is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E. It Penetrates deep into the surface layers of your skin leaving it immediately hydrated.

So i bought it for my sister who is aging 30+. Always remember there is an age to define when you can use such creams, so its not preferable for people under 30 yrs of age to go ahead and use it. Will never recommend.

Product Description

St.Botanica is a beauty and lifestyle brand with a desire to promote a natural, healthy and beautiful lifestyle. We want you to look and feel fabulous. Experience long-lasting moisture that outlasts your entire day with St.Botanica Anti Aging & Wrinkle Cream. Its hydrating formula keeps your skin moisturized all day and immediately softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. St.Botanica Cream is a unique blend of Natural Ingredients. Blended with Hyaluronic Acid, Moroccan Argan Oil, Co Enzyme Q10, Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Grapefruit, Passion Fruit and Aloevera to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Indications: Helpful for Reducing Wrinkles, Reducing Signs of Aging, Moisturizing the Skin. Also very Effective for Dry Skin, Sagging Skin, Dull glow-less Skin.

Price : Rs.849 INR for 50ml of product

 

Ingredients: Blended with Hyaluronic Acid, Moroccan Argan Oil, Co Enzyme Q10, Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Grapefruit, Passion Fruit and Aloevera and other Ingredients

Directions: Apply on Daily Basis. Will prefer night time, as it give your skin some time to relax. Use it in circular motion only after successful skin test.

Packaging: The cream comes in a pump packaging which I really like. It is hygienic to use and easy to carry while travelling. The lid closes tightly.

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Benefits

  • UNIQUE BLEND OF EXTRACTS & OILS : Our unique formula contains powerful moisturizers like shea butter, Moroccan argan oil, natural aloe, almond oil that together provide optimal hydration to your skin. Recommended for Both Men and Women. St.Botanica AntiAging & Anti Wrinkle Cream hydrating formula keeps your skin moisturized all day and immediately softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. St.Botanica Cream is a unique blend of Natural Ingredients. Blended with Hyaluronic Acid, Moroccan Argan Oil, Co Enzyme Q10, Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Grapefruit, Passion Fruit and Aloevera to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • FIGHTS WRINKLES & FINE LINES – This advanced moisturizer includes natural ingredients such as Almond Oil and Shea Butter along with Hyaluronic Acid providing all the benefits of a natural facial treatment. Besides being tried and true, we’ve found a healthy and natural way to achieve your desired skin. Our products are made from only the best natural ingredients and infusions. The ingredients we use are designed to help you achieve a youthful glow. Its formula is non-greasy and absorbs quickly into skin’s surface. Get: Long-lasting daytime hydration with a non-greasy feel, Anti-aging moisturizer reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Exfoliates to aid surface cell turnover.
  • HIGHEST QUALITY HYALURONIC ACID : We use a premium quality hyaluronic acid that is 100% clear, odorless and free of impurities. It’s simply the finest grade you can buy. This face cream is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, and can even be used around the eyes.
  • GOODNESS OF Almond Oil and Shea Butter :This advanced moisturizer includes natural ingredients such as Almond Oil and Shea Butter along with Hyaluronic Acid providing all the benefits of a natural facial treatment. We use a premium quality hyaluronic acid that is 100% clear, odorless and free of impurities. It’s simply the finest grade you can buy. This face cream is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, and can even be used around the eyes.

My recommendation is to use this cream only if your age is 30 + and you have done successful skin test. The consistency of the cream is watery gel like. As soon as you apply it on your skin, it gives you a huge dose of moisture. If required, you can mix it up with some creams.Their products are research based and connect to people’s healthy life. They are free from all chemicals, additives as much as possible, and have only natural ingredients, affordability and long-lasting results.

Glam Ego Box January 2018 Unboxing And Review

Now a days Beauty boxes are in a trend and leading this race is Glamego brand, who provides the world-renowned products to us in such affordable prices and with a great service. They ensure that subscribers get full value for their money by offering handpicked premium beauty, skin care and other cosmetic products.

This year, Glamego January Box 2018 come with the hashtag ‘NoResolution’ on a cute colour-ful box which speaks of very famous resolutions mentioned all over the box that every girl dreams of like Less Selfie, Listen to him, Say always yes, Size Zero etc.

Packaging: Best part is Glamego has worked upon its presentation card-boxes, which again makes it’s a No.1 Beauty Box. The contents of the box come protected on the hay which prevents damage to the product. Love the simple yet thoughtful packaging!

How to order: You can get this subscription box online n their website. Do visit http://www.glamego.com

GlamEgo January Box contains :

  • Bio-bloom Face Oil – Rs. 1499 /-
  • BellaVoste Lip Gloss – Rs. 599 /-
  • Natural Bath & Body Grapefruit & Vitamin C Skin Cream – Rs. 220 /-
  • Mcaffeine Caffeine Shower Gel :- Rs. 189 /-

This all wonders in just Rs. 299. What you expect more 😊

Bio-bloom Face Oil

Biobloom is well known top organic brands, which have come up with their face oil range made from 100% natural ingredients. It has Apricot Kernel Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Germanium Oil, Lemon Oil, Frankincense Oil, Myrhh, Rosemary, Vitamin E and Evening Primrose. Being a totally organic oil, this is suitable for all age groups and skin types. This can be used as a night serum too before your daily night cream.

My thoughts about this product is,it’s one of the best age defying & radiance booster face oil, which is just 1-2 drops enough to help you skin glow & seem smooth. It helps delay the process of ageing in the most natural way

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Bella Voste Lip Gloss

Winters are bad time for my lips. They get dry and loses moisture. Glamego, considered this and added this Italy-formulated lip gloss that gives moisturised and plump-looking lips, just perfect for winter season! I received the shade Pop Of Pink. This is soo good that I have forgotten my other matte and normal lipsticks. The shade is a beautiful pink colour that will go with fair, medium and dusky skin tones. This lip gloss formula works perfect for my skintone and stays for nearly 4-5 hours. Perfect sheen and radiance with no messup.

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So next week will review its other two products, after using them!!

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Fuschia Anti Acne Face Gel-Neem and Basil | Review

Face gels are a trend in now a days and especially Acne related. They have many ingredients which help to treat acne and as well help skin to grow radiant.I recently purchased Fuschia Face gel for my sister and suggested her to use it for her Acne problem. Let me share my opinion about it.

About Brand:

Fuschia comes under company Vkare Bio Sciences.This brand dedicated to Natural , Handmade Skincare Products. From natural ingredients to manufacturing process , from Unique Packaging Styles To Eco-Friendly Policies, brand stands apart from most other Cosmetic Brands. Their constant efforts to provide customers the best & at the sametime contributing towards saving our ecosystem makes its products , much in demand.

Product Description

Neem & Basil essential oil prevent acne outburst & heal inflamed skin, cuts & wounds. This combination tightens pores, lightens dark spots & brightens the skin to give a more youthful look.This product is made from Natural ingredients and essential oils.

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It doesnt encourages the practices, that may harm the user or the environment.So its Eco-friendly with its product development too. It contains no petroleum based ingredients, sulfates or parabens. It’s pure & natural with no synthetic preservatives.

These products are certified by Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). The certification ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards, minimizing the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production starting from materials, premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff.

By opting for this, one can reduce his/her carbon footprint as there are chemicals or petroleum products are involved which relatively have a higher carbon footprint when compared to organic alternatives.

Ingredients – Aqua, Aloe Vera, Neem Leaf Extract, Holy Basil Oil, Vitamin E.

Store: Store in cool & dry place.

How to Use: Use these masks once or twice a week Apply a layer of this mask even over your skin and relax for 15-20 minutes. Once dry, rinse with plain or cold water.

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Packaging:

It comes in a small cute tub like jar with screw open lid which shuts tightly and prevents any spillage.

My take on it :

The gel is pale green in color and has refreshing fragrance. Its easy to use as it has big opening.Spreads very easily and gets completely absorbed by the skin with a little massage (i prefer circular motion). Should be usually applied during the night time before going to bed, as it helps skin to rejuvenate & show effects sooner.It doesn’t sting or irritate my skin, but rather it has a cooling effect.She has been using this gel since quite a while now, its really good

Will rate it 4/5, and definately buy it next time !!

Thanks for reading. Do leave your valuable comments !! Take care

 

Fuschia By Vkare Products Review

                                         Fuschia By Vkare Products Review

Hello Friends…Wish you all a very happy new year and loads of smiles around 😊

So am back with my first product review for this year which started with surprise hamper from Fuschia By Vkare. Will be reviewing their products one by one as per timelines and on my blog soon. Do read and follow for more such updates!!

You can check out my Instagram post about the products here.

Best I love about this brand, and its USp is: its free from SLS, paraben, phthalates. Never tested on animals, so cruelty free and definitely made in India. I love my India 😊

About the Brand:

Fuschia is range of Handmade Natural Skin products by Vkare. I have used couple of their products last year and now they have launched few new like “Activated Charcoal Face and Body Detoxifying Scrub”, “Neem & Basil Face gel”, “Lemongrass Intense Moisturiser” . As i mentioned above these products are free of SLS, parabens, phthalates, artificial smell etc, they are best for my skin and health. It’s USP, is the fact that it’s products are handmade, curated to have a special experience by it’s users.

So today will review their Fuschia Activated Charcoal Face and Body Detoxifying Scrub

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About the product: As the name suggest, it cleanses the pores and provides deep exfoliation action bringing out dirt from the pores giving squeaky cleaning effect. Its main ingredient “Activated charcoal”, is a great detoxifier with its super absorbent property due to which the toxins get stuck to it & leave our skin. Apart from this, it is also enriched with the goodness of aloe vera, olive oil and wheatgerm oil.

Packaging: It comes in a cute yellow plastic circular tub with a lid. The label on the lid bears the brand logo, product name and the key ingredients. It’s convenient to use as it has a full big opening which allows me to use it without a mess or wasting the product. Easy to carry around in your purses.

Direction for use:  Apply the scrub to moist skin and massage it in a circular fashion for 1-2 mins. Rinse thoroughly with water.

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Ingredients : Aloe Vera, Glycerine, Charcoal, Olive Oil, Almond peel, wheatgerm Oil.

Shell life: 2 year

Price: Rs.75/- for 15 gm

Availability: The scrub can be bought from Fuschia or Amazon shopping websites. The brand is not available offline though.

Pros:

  • The grain particles are even in cream texture and are gentle on skin.
  • Since its Cream based, it doesn’t dry out the skin or creates any irritation
  • Easy to apply & Non sticky
  • Mild & Refreshing Aroma
  • Gets rinsed off easily
  • Detoxifies the skin and makes it feel smooth & clean
  • Works best on blackheads

 

My take on it: This scrub gently draws out impurities and toxins from your skin, because of its best ingredient “Activated Charcoal”. Its thick & creamy in texture ,almost looks like clay having tiny exfoliating particles in it. Apply it gently on your skin else it might be harsh.Its grey-ish in color and bears a mild refreshing aroma. It is totally non sticky and non oily. I have applied it on my face after my skin test (read my previous blogs to know how to do it), and noticed quite a change within a week. It has bit of slippery texture when you first apply it on skin, but after you start working with it, it gives a nice experience. It is easy to wash away & less messy. Also does not dry out skin & replenish it with the goodness of olive oil & wheatgerm oil. It has worked well on my nose blackheads and reduced them to a great extent without any itchiness on the skin.The moisture level is so balanced that people with dry skin can also use it.

 

Do I Recommend This Face & Body Scrub?

Since the natural Skin care products are trend in market now, this product is a must try as it can work well for both the dry or normal skin type.The regular use of this scrub can make a huge difference to your skin.The oils present in the scrub nourishes skin without making it feel oily or sticky. Activated Charcoal really suck out all the impurities out of skin. I m gonna repurchase the full size of this scrub for sure!!! And also would love to try their other scrubs and masks as well as they have a huge range of face masks and scrubs in soo many variants.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts with me in comments section below. Will come up with other product reviews soon.

Till then stay happy and Smile !!

Lots Of Love.
Ekta