Thursday, 31 May 2012

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Daily Multifunction Sunblock SPF 70 PA+++

Hello Friends!
Today I am going to review 'Lotus Safe Sun Daily Multifunction Sunblock SPF 70 PA+++. I could be the last one in the entire blogosphere reviewing it but I really needed time to test its efficacy.So now am ready for doing a proper review of the product.
What The Company Says?
INDIA’S 1st REVOLUTIONARY SUNBLOCK WITH 10 BENEFITS: A revolutionary, preservative - free, light weight formulation containing potent herbal extracts with multiple benefits.
10 Benefits
*High UVA & UVB Protection
*Tan Prevention
*Prevention of brown spots & pigmentation
*Skin Lightening benefits
*Anti-wrinkle benefits
*Protection from freckles, sun spots & sun burn
*Anti-ageing properties
*Health prevention - helps prevent skin cancer
*Carrot & Avocado Extracts: healing properties that soften, smoothen and nourish skin
*Preservative free safe formula
Safe Sun Daily Multi – Function Sunblock is free from harmful preservatives like parabens, which may cause health problems like breast cancer .

Directions for use: Apply Safe Sun Daily Multi-Function Sunblock liberally & evenly on face & exposed parts (body, neck, arms, legs etc.) before exposure to sun. 

Active Ingredients: Avocado & Carrot extracts have healing properties that soften, smoothen & nourish skin. The easy to blend texture gives non sticky & clean feel.

Price: Rs 495 for 60 Grams

My Take On This Product:
Its been more than a month since I am using this product for daily use. The packaging is almost similar to their SPF 40 3 in 1 matte sunblock which I have been using regularly since one year.When it comes to sunscreens and sunblocks I totally trust Lotus herbals range of products.I have used their spf 40 matte 3 in 1 sunblock and spf 50 sunblock spray,both are bit different yet liked both of them.I love using the SPF 40 one during summers and other seasons except winters.During winters I use SPF 50 sunblock spray which hydrates my dry skin and keeps it dewy looking.
Lotus Daily multifunctional sunblock SPF 70 comes in a yellow flattened tube with a flip top cap.I always prefer tube packaging but I didn't like this one because during traveling if the tube gets squeezed then the cap opens spilling lots of product.So this is not a travel friendly product and with time sunblock started accumulating near the mouth of the cap too.The tube is bit lighter and its difficult to know how much product is left inside the tube.

The sunblock is slightly tinted and has yellow undertones.The consistency is neither too runny nor too heavy, its more like a hydrating lotion.I thought initially the shade would be perfect for my skin tone.But after applying I noticed that it leaves a pronounced whitish cast which makes my skin look greyish if I apply more.One should apply good amount of sunblock but whenever I apply more, it starts flaking mainly near the corners, like corners of mouth, nose and forehead just like the SPF 40 3in 1 matte sunblock. Many a times I skip using a moisturizing lotion beneath too as this sunblock hydrates my skin properly.Just never use any cream or lotion with SPF underneath this sunblock or else get ready to be scared by your own 'GRUDGE 3 mirror image.  :p The trick is to apply a very light lotion followed by dotting of sunblock on your face.You can always reapply in small quantity after that to avoid flaking, just do not apply lots of sunblock in one go.

I have noticed after 2-3 hours my skin looks  really bright, even after a tiring day I look really fresh all day long which I didn't notice with any other sunscreen or sunblock.This sunblock indeed makes my skin soft to touch and prevents tanning effectively.I spent 2-3 days shopping in the afternoon in scorching hot but there was no tanning and pigmentation.This sunblock never broke me out and improves skin texture with regular use.I liked this product except the fact that it gives pronounced white cast.I think I will go for their SPF 90 Collagen shield sunblock now as I read that one does not give any white cast and its SPF 90 that means it will give 99% protection from UV rays.

Pros Of The Product:
-Contains Avocado and Carrot extracts which are well known for softening and regenerating properties.
-Its Paraben free. Yayeeee I am so happy for that.
-This sunblock blocks 99% of UV rays, in contrast to others that block 97%, many of you may think its not a big deal but in the long run it really matters.
-It keeps my skin bright and fresh looking for a long time.
-It indeed softens my skin and improves skin texture with regular use.
-Never ever broke me out.
-This is neither runny nor too heavy, I like its lotion kind consistency.
-This sunblock hydrates my skin too , so may times I skip a moisturizer too but thats only during summers.
-I used it and spent 2-3 hours in direct sunlight but I could not see any tanning or pigmentation.
-This product is suitable for both oily and dry skin people.
-Lotus herbals has wide range of sunscreens and sunblocks, I liked most of them.( Do try their SPF 40 Matte 3 in 1 sunblock).
-Evens out complexion to some extent.
-This one prevents sunburns , sun spots and freckles.I really agree to it, I get sun burns easily but with this one I never faced such a problem.
-Prevents breast cancer as its preservative free.
-Tube packaging is hygienic.
-It has PA+++ which is the best a sunblock can give you,total protection from UV A rays.

Cons Of The Product:
-Gives pronounced white cast which makes my skin look greyish.
-One should use sunblock in adequate amount for better sun protection but if you apply more this sunblock starts flaking.
-Never ever use any cream or moisturizer with SPF beneath this sunblock, seriously you will get scared with your own face. :p
-The packaging is no way travel friendly.If the tube gets squeezed then flip top cap opens spilling sunblock.
-With tube packaging you never come to know how much product is left.
-Quantity provided is very very less.
-This product is very pricy for a drug store product.Lotus herbals keep on increasing the price of their products every now and then unreasonably.
-Its advised to use this product after every 3 hours and to apply on face, neck, arms, legs and so on. My god I will really go bonker if I do that.I will finish the tube within a week.
-Its not totally sweat proof and transfer proof.Many a times I have seen sunblock transferring onto my mobile screen when I am traveling, didn't notice it in our Air conditioned lab though.
-If this product gets into your eyes by chance, really irritates my eyes a lot.
-Did not notice any skin lightening properties even after using it for one month.

Price : 3 out of 5
Quality: 4.25 out of 5
Quantity: 3.25 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4.5 out of 5
Availability: 4.5 out of 5
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 

Will I repurchase it? I wont get this variant, I am planning to get their SPF 90 Collagen shield sunblock.

My Overall Recommendation: This sunblock is really effective in preventing tan and keeps your skin bright and fresh looking for a long time.It blocks 99% of UV rays and gives blocks almost all UV A rays.This product softens and hydrates my skin too.Quality wise its really an awesome sunblock just the quantity and price are the pinching factors.This sunblock also flakes if used in more quantity and gives a white cast too.

PR Sample.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Bharat & Dorris Cream Liner No.4 and 5

Hello Friends!
Today I am so ecstatic as I am going to review two of my prized possessions of which I am so so proud of :p So here comes the review of two of my most favorite cream liners: Bharat & Dorris Shade no.4 and No.5

What The Company Says?
Ultra-smooth, cream gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colors and finishes. Brush sold separately.

Price: Rs 400 for 5 Grams.

Ingredient List:


My Take On This Product:
Bharat & Dorris brand was a total alien for me until I saw the review of cream liner shade no.5 at Wiseshe reviewed by Zara HERE.Zara you have no idea what your review did to me,it made me totally crazy.I wanted to grab this shade any how.I requested my sweet bubbly blogger friend Suma of the wonderful blog I simply love makeup to buy me this shade for me from Pune.She could not get this shade but got me another wonderful shade no.11 which is a pretty Greyish brown liner with golden shimmers.These cream liners are extremely reasonable and you get huge quantity too.Its difficult to finish these in a single lifetime :p I am very sure I would never ever be able to finish them up.

Meanwhile I asked my sweet blogger friend Jyoti Mishra of Things that Matter 2 me to get the shade no.5 for me from Mumbai store.All my blogger friends know how greedy I am :p he he he. I wanted a green cream liner too so I asked her to get both blue and green shades for me.She got those two shades after few days and sent me to my place.

These cream liners come in glass tubs with a screw on cap which closes tightly.There is an aluminum sheath provided to prevent cream liners from drying.Shade no.4 is a beautiful and very bright Green shade with fine green shimmers in it.I have never ever seen anything soo pretty and bright.This green shade is a total show stopper, its suits my hazel brown eyes.I don't think you would need any extra makeup when you are using this particular shade.I would highly recommend this shade to all of you for night parties and especially wedding functions.

Shade number 5 is a beautiful 'Peacock Blue' shade which seemed very similar to my favorite eye liner 'Flirty turq' from Colorbar.This shade has very fine bluish green shimmers which imparts a duochrome effect.This shade somehow looks more towards green side during day time.I am in love with this shade and can't take off my eyes from this beauty.

As these are called cream liners, I had expected the texture to be quit soft and creamy just like souffle.But the texture is bit hard and these dry up very very soon.If you guys do not have Inglot Duraline or faces eye primer lotion then I am sorry within few days you are going to be disappointed.These dry up on my eyes and also in the tub :p so fast man.I add a drop of duraline twice every week and then again these become functional.These cream liners have shimmers yet never ever spread like other shimmery gel liners.This liner stays on my eyes until late evening when I remove my makeup. Even by the end of the day, this liner looks freshly applied.Its totally smudge proof and waterproof.One of the best feature that I discovered recently is that they can be used as an eye shadow base just like Mac Paint pots.Just you have to be very fast in blending before they dry up.I would highly recommend these two shades to all of you, just guys buy either the Inglot Duraline or the budget friendly Faces eye primer lotion.

Pros of The Product:
-These cream liners come in several unique pretty shades that you can hardly imagine of.
-They are absolutely smudge proof and waterproof.
-These liners stay on my eyes until I don't remove my makeup by Night.
-They can be used as both eye liner and eye shadow base.
-These liners dry up very fast and never ever crease when used as eye shadow base.
-These liners are extremely reasonable when compared to other gel liners.
-The quantity provided is huge,you can hardly finish it of in this lifetime. :p
-Aluminum sheath is provided which prevents liner from drying.
-The shimmers present in liners are very subtle and never ever spread even if you smudge your eyes.
-These shades are totally showstoppers, you would not require any other eye makeup when you are using these.
-These are paraben free.
-The packaging is good too, I have dropped the glass tubs so many times but not a single scratch has come on glass surface.
-I have also used them on my lower lash line and never ever felt any kind of stinging.
-The texture is neither very creamy not very hard.

Cons Of The Product:
-Bharat and Dorris site shows only one shade under cream liner section.
-You cannot purchase online from Bharat and Dorris site though option of online ordering is very much there and they even accept online payment but do not dispatch the products at all. :(
-These cream liners dry up within few days and these liners wont glide properly on your eyes.
-No gel liner brush is provided with it, one has to purchase it separately.
-You must buy an Inglot duraline or Faces eye primer lotion if you are buying these cream liners.
-I don't know if its suitable for contact lens users as no where it is mentioned.
-In entire India,there is only one store that too in Mumbai, the Pune one got closed recently. :(
-These liners do not come off easily with makeup remover, you need two swipes at least.
-Shade number 5 always gets out of stock even at the store.
-Not a single of the cream liners come with matte finish,each and every shade has shimmer.

Price vs Quality: 4.5 out of 5
Quantity: 4.5 out of 5
Texture: 3 out of 5
Shades: 5 out of 5
Staying power: 5 out of 5
Availability: 1 out of 5
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

Will I repurchase it? Not now, may be when these expire then I will ask someone to send me these from Mumbai.

My Overall Recommendation: There are some 12-13 shades in this range of cream liners.They are totally value for money.You get lots of quantity which you cannot use before the product expires for sure.I would highly recommend these cream liners to all of you, just these dry up fast and you should have some diluter like Inglot duraline with you.These are totally smudge proof and waterproof,stays on eyes without spreading for whole day until you remove it.I would definitely recommend these cream liners to all of you.

Ok its me in the night just after coming back from my workplace ,totally tired still you can see the eyeliner looks so intense and fresh!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in shade 'Peach Crush'

Hello Friends!
Today I am going to review Colorbar velvet matte lipstick in shade 'Peach Crush'.I have several shades from this range.I totally love all the shades, almost all are MLBB shades I feel.From this range I have:
-Naked Pink
-Sultry Pink
-Cream Cup
-Over the top
-Peach Crush
Do let me know if you want to see swatches of other shades too!

Price:Rs250 for 4.2 Grams.

What The Company Says?
For a rich lip color with a creamy shine, the Velvet Matte Lipstick, available in stunning shades infuse the lips with vibrancy. Its unique 2-in-1 formulation gives the lips a creamy, yet matte finish. A one of a kind product in India, it has super softening agents that give the lips a soft and supple appearance while keep them nourished with Vitamin E. Staying on up to 5 hours on application, the Velvet Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.

My Take On This Product:
Recently Colorbar launched some 5-6 new shades in their velvet matte range.I was really happy to see very unique and different shades this time as mostly the colorbar velvet matte range contains all 'Pinky Cousins' :p I really wanted to see some peachy and orange shades in colorbar velvet matte range since a long time.The word Peach always makes my heart skip, so when I read the word 'Peach Crush' without thinking much I mailed Chetana of Stylecraze to bring me this particular shade.The very next day I placed my order and received it within few days.


The shade 'Peach Crush' is kind of very unique, It looks different in day time and totally different in night.I tried it for the first time during night time, in tube it looked reddish pink lipstick.When I tried it on my lips,it came out to be a very bright reddish pink lipstick.I felt cheated,it was no where near 'Peach' and I could see why the shade name is 'Peach crush',it actually crushed my 'Peachy Dreams' :p The shade was pretty but I didn't find it wearable and I realized I could only use it during wedding functions and all.I kept the lipstick in my makeup stash.
Next day I though to try again during day time,this time the shade looked bit different.It was more of a 'Peachy red' lipstick with orange undertone.I quite liked the shade on me but still it was too bright to wear it to my institute.

These days, I wear it sheerly over a lipbalm and it looks flattering on my yellowish skin tone.(Apni taarif kuch jyada ho gayi :p ) The shade 'Peach crush' I feel is a unique shade which can be worn sheerly or with full pigmentation.Its damn pigmented lipstick which gives full coverage with one swipe.It fully covers my pigmented lips.I think this shade will look amazing with our Indian attire a lot.Its feels quite moisturizing when used for 3-4 hours,after that lips kind of gets dehydrated.This lipstick is very very long lasting.It stayed on my lips for 5-6 hours leaving a pretty pink stain which stayed on my lips whole day till I did not remove it with a makeup remover.This is the case with all colorbar lipsticks,every shade leaves a pink stain behind.If you do not apply lip balm ,then by end of the day you will be left with chapped lips.So I reapply lip balm every now and then when I am wearing this shade.

Colorbar velvet matte lipsticks come in transparent sturdy packaging with a see through  base showing the shade of the lipstick.I have dropped these lipsticks so many times,yet till now not even a scratch has developed on the packaging.Overall I liked the packaging and yes the shade was pretty but too bright to wear to work place.The shade 'Peach Crush' is not a true 'Peach' shade, its a peachy red lipstick with orangish undertone.I like these lipsticks as there are more than 45 shades to choose from and these come with matte finish at very reasonable price.The only demerit is that these lipsticks make your lips chapped if used alone without a lip balm underneath.




Pros Of The Product:
-Velvet matte lipsticks come in more than 45 shades to choose from.
-These lipsticks have creamy yet matte finish.
-Very suitable to wear at workplace.
-These lipsticks are infused with lip softening agent and Vitamin E which keeps lips supple,healthy and hydrated.
-These lipsticks are very budget friendly.
-Quantity is 4.2 grams which is pretty good for  the price we are paying for these.
-Staying power is some 5-6 hours.
-These lipsticks fade evenly leaving behind a pretty pink tint which stays on my lips for a long time.
-They keep my lips moisturized for 2-3 hours.
-These can be used sheerly as a lip tint too.
- Several shades from this range are my MLBB shades.
-Available at several cosmetic stores and online shopping sites.
-They have introduced some orange,and neutrals shades in this range too.
-The packaging is quit sturdy,I have dropped these so may times yet my lipstick is as new as it was when I had bought these.
-These shades though feel creamy, yet never ever bleeds and thus I can skip a lip liner easily.
-Texture of the the lipstick is soft and creamy.
-These lipsticks are damn pigmented,one swipe covers my pigmented lips completely.

Cons of The Product:
-Price has increased from Rs 225 to Rs 250.
-This range mainly comprises of pink based shades,its a Pink Family.
-Each and every shade in this range leaves a pink tint behind which after couple of hours accentuates my fine lines and makes my lips chapped.
-Though initially lips remain hydrated,yet after few hours,there is a stretchy feeling and lip balms should not be skipped.
-The shade 'Peach Crush is not a true peach shade,its a bright peachy red lipstick which is too bright to wear at workplace.
-The shade chart shown on colorbar cosmetics site is totally misleading.

Shade:4 out of 5
Texture:3.75 out of 5
Price vs Quality: 4.25 out of 5
Quantity:4.5 out of 5
Staying Power:4.75 out of 5
Pigmentation: 4.75 out of 5
Availability:4.25 out of 5
Overall Rating: 4.25 out of 5

Will I repurchase it? Not this shade,I am eying the shade 'Obsessed with Orange'.

My Overall Recommendation:Colorbar velvet matte lipsticks come in wide range of shade with creamy yet matte finish.These lipsticks are intensely pigmented and have immense staying power.Though these make my lips hydrated for few hours,after few hours there is a stretchy feeling making your lips dry and chapped.Thus one should use lip balm underneath these lipsticks.These are budget friendly lipsticks and buying few shades wont hurt your pocket.The shade 'Peach Crush' is a bright Red lipstick which looks 'reddish pink in artificial light and 'Peachy red with orange undertone in day light.This should would suit Indian skin tones a lot,and would go well with traditional Indian attires quite well.If you are looking for a bright red lipstick with peachy/orangish tone then definitely choose this shade.

p.s The lipstick is more bright and intense than it shows in lip Swatches.The hand swatches are quite accurate.


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

My Online Shopping experience with Soulflower India and Shopping Haul

Hello Friends!
Recently during surfing the Soulflower India website, I checked their special offers section and found there was a Romantic Weekend offer where flat 50% discount was given on:
-Rose Geranium Soap Bar
-Roseship Oil
-Rose Geranium Bath Salt.
Earlier I wanted to buy several products from their site, but could not do so as they did not offer COD service to my place. This time I purchased many things using my Net Banking service and got all the stuff within 4 days.

About Soulflower:
Surround yourself with the beauty of contemporary handmade design.
Choose from our handcrafted range of aromatic candles, hand moulded ceramics, artificial flowers & natural handmade spa products.
You can mix & match to create unique one of a kind gift baskets for your friends & family.
Light up your home, render it beautiful &unique, an atmosphere you will love to live in!

Artificial Flowers
Create your own sense of style. Choose from our abundant mix & match range. Transform any space into a virtual bouquet of flowers or ask our flower specialist to help you create a one of its kind floral fantasy.

Aroma Candles
Soulflower candles are made with the finest natural wax & essential oils, available in tantalizing aromas

Essential Oil Potpourri & Sachets
Fill your desired space with a choice of aromas
Walk in the Woods
Orange Sunlight
Very Berry
Fresh cut Lemongrass

Handmade Ceramics

Oil diffusers
Candle holders
Tea light holders
Potpourri holders
Incense stick holders
Incense cone holders
Aroma oil dispensing flower containers
Aroma diffuser gift sets

Natural Handmade Spa Products
100% vegetarian& vegan soaps, body butters, massage oils, bath salts, essential oils, carrier oils, salt scrubs and many more

Natural spa ingredients
The enormous wealth of natural eco-systems makes a botanical treasure trove. The medicinal qualities of much of abundant plant life have, for centuries, formed the backbone of health & beauty therapy throughout this exotic continent.
Soulflower uses these ancient herbal remedies to make its range of Spa at home products.
SOULFLOWER makes effective products out of fresh fruit and vegetables &the finest essential oils without animal ingredients.
SOULFLOWER is firmly committed to a policy which not only precludes testing its products and ingredients on animals, but also uses a part of the revenue for the care and treatment of street animals. Thus providing a better and healthier life for them. This policy is unique in its field and is the Soulflower proactive way of living.

We Believe:
No Animal Testing
Stopping all animal testing is something Soulflower cares passionately about. We have worked towards this for years and been at the forefront of the campaigns to prevent cruel, unnecessary testing. We believe that there is no way to justify testing cosmetics or any of their ingredients on animals.
Handmade& Fresh
All products made at SOULFLOWER, are made by hand. The soaps are hand poured into moulds and hand cut. All ingredients used are procured fresh and used as soon as possible.

How to use our Spa Products?
Soulflower soap comes in large bar sizes; you should cut how much you need,and store the unused soap in a cool dry place. This way you can make your soap last for a long time.Keep the soap in a soap dish, so that water drains away & the soap is dry when not in use. Does not contain artificial hardeners & preservatives.  Store in a cool dry place for longer shelf life.

Bath Salts
Add just 2 capfuls in your warm bath for a well balanced nutrition & moisture for the skin. Or dip a towel in a tub of bath salts & hot water & place over aching muscles. 

Massage Oil
Use as an all over body massage oil or add a few drops to warm bath water. The rich blend of jojoba, olive & rice bran oil stimulate blood circulation & improve the circulatory & toxic removal system of the body, while sesame oil is excellent for body ache. Vitamin E easily permeates into the skin leaving it radiant & healthy from the inside.
Aroma Massage Techniques
Pressure point massage
Why not make sure you've released some tension and stress by discovering pressure point massage therapy.
By applying acupressure and massage-like techniques to the feet or hands, you can positively influence all other parts of the body with reflexology.

Essential Oil
Add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects.
Place a few drops of essential oil on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry.
Diffuse essential oil in Soulflower ceramic oil burner to set the mood for a social gathering.
Add few drops of essential oil to bath water to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work.
Add few drops to Soulflower potpourri to enjoy aroma.

Because essential oils are so concentrated, it is usually best to dilute them with a neutral carrier oil, such as grapeseed, wheatgerm, hazelnut, avocado, sweet almond, jojoba, coconut or olive, to avoid irritating the skin. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil & blend well. Do not use directly on skin. Please consult with physician before use. 

Carrier Oil
Blend carrier oil with a few drops of any Soulflower essential oil & use as desired For best results use 1 to 5% essential oils say about 5 drops essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.

There is a range of different carrier oils, each with a various therapeutic properties. Choosing an oil will depend on the area being massaged, the presenting conditions & the clients sensitivity & requirements.

For massage, viscosity is a major consideration; for eg grapeseed oil is typically very thin, while wheatgerm oil is much thicker. Avocado & hazelnut have viscosities midway between these extremes. Carrier oils can be easily blended to combine their properties of viscosity, acceptability, lubrication, absorption, aroma & so forth.

Blend your chosen carrier oil with a few drops of Soulflower essential oil & use as desired! For best results use 1 to 5% essential oils. 

How to use our Decor Products?
We use natural thai clay that has high HRA (heat retaining agent) property,Which means that our diffusers are stronger, don’t discolour & don’t absorb aromas.In addition, our diffusers are heavier & thicker, thus can withstand more heat.So, you can use them for a long long time. Enjoy with different Aromas! 

Trim the wick slightly before use.Do not keep unattended burning candle.Burn In a closed room and out of air draft for maximum aroma & longer life.

Open the potpourri and fill in a bowl or any container.Or,punch a few holes in the potpourri bag and enjoy the aroma. 

Every Soulflower flower can be molded and twisted to attain the desired look in your choice of display. Clean with a dry cloth.
 You can register with their site and get a coupon worth Rs 150 for shopping.

You can check out their blog HERE 
You can Join their Loyalty programme where you get Soul points with each purchase. These points are redeemable.

Register at their site and get a coupon worth Rs 150 instantly.

Once you enter their site, you can view several horizontal tabs. After clicking the tabs , you get the sub categories mentioned under them. All products are divided into the following sections:

 -SPA-This section is sub divided into:

 >Bath Salt

>Massage Oil

>Essential Oil

>Carrier Oil

>Gift Set

-DECOR-It has the following subcategories:




>Gift Set:

-MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP-Here you can choose your own ingredients and make personalized soaps. Its a fun-filled activity which is open only on invitation.

-MOODS-It has categorized products based on different moods.

-SKIN-This section has categorized products based on different skin types.

-OFFERS-This section has subcategories like:
>Special Offers

>Gift Vouchers

>Gift Ideas
There are some useful topics mentioned in the website too:



One can add up several products by clicking the tab given 'Add to Cart' beneath each product. Once you are done with adding up products to your cart, click the option 'BAG' at the upper right corner. You can view your whole cart and then click on 'Check Out' option to place an order.

Several payment options are available for shopping.COD Service is also available at several cities. Do click on the state you belong to and then check the pin code they cover under COD. They do not offer COD to my place :( Hope they will add up my place under COD soon. However for availing COD Service, Rs 50 extra will be charged. One gets free shipping on minimum purchase of products worth Rs 250.After confirming your order, click on the option 'MY ACCOUNT' at the upper right corner to view your current order status and list of previous orders placed. You get the invoice in your mail box too. I really loved their range of soaps and bath salts and intend to purchase again from this site.

Plus Points:
>Wide range of Spa products are available under one platform.
>Every now and then, they have some offer going on.
>You get coupon worth Rs 150 on registering.
>Products based on different skin types and moods are available to cater to everyone's needs.
>No harmful preservatives, additives, colors are added in their products.
>Their products are organic and made up of high quality natural ingredients.
>They have wide range of payment option available- Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, COD etc.
>They offer COD to several places in India.
>I liked their colorful website a lot.
>They offer Free shipping on minimum purchase of products worth Rs 250, which I find quite reasonable.
>You can check the status of your order under' My Accounts' section.
>I got my parcel within 4 days.
>The customer care is quite responsible and helpful.
>Several health benefits and tips are mentioned in their site.
>Several gift sets are also available which can be gifted to family and friends.
>Gift vouchers of different amount are also available which can be purchased and given to winners of blog giveaways or to your friends and family.
>They do not conduct animal testing.
>Their products are free from animal ingredients.
>Till now I have used their 'Sandalwood Geranium Shampoo Bar, 'Hair Conditioner Bar; and 'Watermelon bath salts’. I Liked each and every product, just I have mixed feelings towards their hair conditioner bar though.

Minus Points:
>They offer COD service in few selected cities.
>They charge Rs 50 extra if you avail COD Service.
>They do not accept payment by all debit cards operated in India.
>Considering the quantity provided, I feel some products are overpriced.
>Body butter is only available with gift sets and cannot be purchased separately.
>The 'Make Your Own Soap' section is open only on invitation. :( Hope to get invitation soon. :p
>The special offer gets over within few days always. :(
>I have received my order, but still my order status is showing 'Pending'  in the 'My Account' section.
>I feel few products do not serve the purpose as mentioned. For E.g- Their Hair conditioner bar did not condition my hair at all, rather my hair was frizzy and I had to use another conditioner to tame it down.(Review coming up soon)

Will I shop again from their site? I have seen several sites these days are stocking up Soulflower products and selling them at good discounts but their stock is not that good.So if I do not find any other site with good stock and great discount I will continue shopping from Soulflower India site.

My Shopping Haul:

Guys do enter my First International Giveaway to win several makeup goodies and a Soulflower Coupon worth Rs 350.Check HERE 

Which product would you like to be reviewed first on my blog?

p.s I used the coupon code worth Rs 150 given at the time of signing up.