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Shushmita Mahendra

Nivea Sun 30

Nivea Sun Lotion SPF 30 Review

by Shushmita Mahendra

Who is this for? The Nivea Sun Lotion SPF 30 is for those looking for a body sunscreen lotion that is affordable.

Nivea Sun 30

 

Price:

Rs. 200 for 75mL

 

How to Use:

Use the product generously on face and the body 20 minutes before sun exposure, especially after swimming and toweling for maintaining original protection. Re-apply if needed

 

My Experience with Nivea Sun 30

Packaging:

Its curvy packaging makes it look quite attractive. It comes in a regular stable bottle with a screw cap on top which makes it travel-friendly.

Texture:

The formula has an aqua fragrance and is white in color. It is very easy to apply because it isn’t one of those thick types. While applying, the sunscreen lotion looked clear white to me but it disappeared after getting mixed into the skin. It took me about 30 seconds to blend the whole formula because my skin is dry. It stayed for up to 2-3 hours after application and is water resistant.

Effectiveness:

This sunscreen is highly moisturizing, so I will not recommend its use during the summer season. People who have oily skin should refrain themselves from using it, because they may experience oil or sweat on their face or on the body. It is indeed the best suited and pocket-friendly sunscreen lotion for dry skin during the winter season. It reduced my tanning and gave my skin a healthy look. I have used it for about 4 months during winters and I am completely satisfied.

 

What I like :
  • SPF 30
  • Best for winters
  • Prevents tanning
  • Gives radiant looking skin
  • Moisturizing
  • Apt for dry skin
What I don't like :
  • Not suitable for oily skin
  • May grease or sweat in summers
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

Yes, I would definitely recommend ladies who have dry skin to use it in winters. I will repurchase it during the next winters.

GlossyPolish Verdict

4.5/5

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Maybelline New York BB Cushion Foundation Review 2

What is it and who is it for?Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation is a cushion foundation.The cushion foundation culture started some years ago in South Korea.  It is slowly catching up in the western countries too. Indian market, however, doesn’t have many options like these. The only two known to me are by Innisfree and Lancôme.  Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation is a liquid, light weight, and a moisturizing formula.  It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It gives a radiant, healthy and soft looking finish that makes the skin look hydrated and fresh all the time.  There are only 2 shades available under this category, Fair and Natural. I have a medium skin tone, which is why I opted for 03 Natural. It’s light to medium coverage and is pretty wearable. The shade looks very natural on the skin and doesn’t look cakey at all giving it a luminous look.  This foundation is specifically suited for people who have normal or dry skin.

Price:

I bought this product online from Nykaa and it costs Rs. 1020.

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How to Use:

The product has got a typical cushion foundation packaging from the outside.  It has got a mirror inside on the top and the applicator is housed is a dish.  And once its lid is opened the cushion is found resting inside which is soaked in the foundation. It is extremely easy to apply this foundation. All you need to do is tap the applicator to the cushion gently and it will ooze out the foundation.  It can be directly tapped on to the skin. It blends in very easily; you don’t have to work much of it getting blended into your skin.

My Experience with Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation 03 Natural

I tapped the applicator gently onto the cushion and let it ooze out the foundation on it and then dabbed evenly on my face. The foundation was lighter than my skin tone. For the first time of application, the product didn’t work well as it wasn’t able to cover under eyes spots, blemishes and spots. It somehow covered them during the second time.  The applicator also didn’t go a good job when it came to dabbing it on my face. My suggestion would be to use a puffing brush to spread the formula on the face.  The applicator is good for touch up but if you want to apply it in the beginning then a puffing brush would do a great job. Initially, the foundation did look lighter on my skin, but when I had almost completed my makeup, it blended quite well with it. This product works well, but, only for normal and dry skin but of its moisturizing nature. Towards the end of my makeup, the foundation made a good base on my face and it looked natural, moist, bright and light and stayed on for 7-8 hours. This product is a big NO-NO for people with oily skin. Considering the product, its price is too high for this kind of a product. Maybelline is known for its affordable products where Rs. 1020 is way too expensive. The shade is available in only 2 shades FAIR and NATURAL, which makes it impossible to suit the dusky skin tone which most Indians have.

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Positives 
  1. Small in size can be carried everywhere.
  2. Blends well
  3. Stays on for much longer than average foundations
  4. Doesn’t change it’s color under any temperature
  5. Looks natural, radiant and healthy
Negatives 
  1. Available in only 2 shades
  2. Expensive
  3. Not at all suitable for oily skin
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

No, I would certainly neither repurchase nor recommend. However, I might do both if the company decreases its price and offers more shades under this category

GlossyPolish Verdict

3.5/5

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TRESemme Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo

What is it and who is it for? TRESemme Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo is a professional formula which has hydrating minerals and essential nutrients. These nutrients nourish the hair and scalp, eliminates dandruff, although it’s not a dandruff control shampoo. The shampoo is white in color. It’s good for normal, dry and thin hair.

TRESemme Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo

Price:

Rs. 148 for 200mL

How to Use:

The formula is of medium consistency, but chemical-based. For shoulder length hair like mine, take coin sized shampoo and apply on to rinsed hair. Start massaging it, making it a thin lather. Use more water if the lather becomes thick. Rinse it well.

My Experience with TRESemme Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo

It was my first product from TRESemme that I have ever tried. It is a very affordable product. My experience with it has been absolutely amazing so far. Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo comes with a subtle black packaging with all the details written in readable font size on it. The formula has a very catchy aqua fragrance. It needs to be used in coin-sized amount only for shoulder length hair as it is a chemical based shampoo. It has a medium consistency. The shampoo is a very light and creamy and can be lathered very easily. I applied the shampoo starting from my scalp to the end of my hair. It removes all the dirt, pollution and oil from hair in just after two washes and tames frizzy hair. The shampoo is highly recommended for dry, dull and thin hair. It is very soft and easy to rinse. The only minus I felt was, that it made my hair greasy the next day of the hair wash.  I have used this shampoo for three months, but I could see positive results in just 3 weeks. My hair became more manageable, shiny, smooth, and less frizzy. A 148-rupees-bottle gave me the experience and results of an expensive hair spa treatment. For best results, use it regularly.

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Positives 
  1. Cheap and affordable
  2. Mild fragrance
  3. A very little amount required each time
  4. Leaves the hair nourished and soft
  5. Repairs frizzy hair
  6. Amazing packaging
  7. Gives bounce and volume to hair
  8. Reduces dandruff
  9. Strengthens hair follicles
Negatives 
  1. Made my scalp oily the next day of its application
  2. Purely chemical-based
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

Definitely, the more I use this product the more I love it. This is a highly recommended product for almost all hair types. I will surely repurchase it.

GlossyPolish Verdict

4.7/5

 

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VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion

What is it and who is it for? VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen is a cream based sunscreen which is light on the skin. It has thin consistency and blends well into the skin. It is suitable to all Indian skin tones and to people aged above 10-12.

VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion

Price:

Rs. 125 for 50g

How to Use:

Apply it liberally on the face and body 15-20 minutes before getting exposed to the sun. Re-apply if the sun-exposure duration is long.

My Experience with VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion SPF 40 PA+++

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VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion – SPF 40 PA+++ (Parabens Free) comes in a sturdy and travel-friendly packing.  I have used it during my college days. It has a very attractive outer cover with decent yellow and orange colors on it.  This sunscreen lotion has a mild fragrance and doesn’t linger on for too long. It is a light and thin creamy texture which doesn’t look heavy or too white on skin and glides on well. I apply it 30 minutes before exposing my skin in the Sun. At first, while applying it looked white, but after blending, it disappeared into the skin and didn’t leave any white cast. It blends in no time and leaves a clean finish on the skin. The formula is very hydrating and moisturizing. It says that it can stay on for long hours, but trust me you’d start sweating the moment the Sun reaches above your head. It stays on for only 2-3 hours.  The sunscreen didn’t have any side-effects on my skin. This formula helped me maintain my regular tan; however, it failed to reduce it. It is not very water resistant, so once I wash my face it comes out like a cream and then I have to apply it all over again. It is not at all recommended for people who have oily skin.

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Positives 
  1. Affordable
  2. Prevents further tanning
  3. Light
  4. Mild fragrance
  5. Glides and blends easily in the skin
  6. No side-effects
  7. Parabens Free
Negatives 
  1. Not suitable for long hour outings
  2. A big NO-NO for oily skin
  3. Not water resistant
  4. Doesn’t last very long
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

Yes, I would recommend only people with dry skin to go for the smallest pack initially. I would not repurchase it, but I’ll try another sunscreen under the same range.

GlossyPolish Verdict

3.8/5

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Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill Review 1

What is it and who is it for? Lakme Scarlet Drill is  a slight creamy matte lipstick which gives a very decent and subtle look to the face. Most people have a misconception that matte lipsticks tend to dry the lips, so they end up not buying them. But, this lipstick clears all the misconceptions and myths about matte lipsticks. This formula is suitable for all Indian skin tones.

Price:

Rs. 450 for 3.6g

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How to use:

Start applying from the center of your upper lip and take them to the contours of the mouth in one swipe. Repeat the same for the lower lip.

My experience with Lakme Scarlet Drill

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The Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick comes in a sturdy rosy-gold packaging. It is very sober to look at. The shade Scarlet Drill is a peachy-brown shade which is very unusual. It is wearable on an everyday basis, both formal and informal. Scarlet Drill has a beautiful fragrance.  The lipstick is creamy matte because of the presence of Jojoba oil in it and never fails to hydrate my lips for a long time. It has the goodness of Vitamin E and has a high-performance color fix formula that lets it stay for 8 hours without touch ups. The formula comes with SPF 15 and can be applied very easily.  The best part about this lipstick is that doesn’t settle into fine lines, but starts to fade after 8 hours and regular snacking. It has the least transferability, which makes it one of my favorite picks for all seasons. This lipstick can make anyone look decent, gorgeous and stunning. It makes my thin lips look radiant and fuller.  It is very affordable so I don’t mind wearing it every day. I love this lipstick so much that I have purchased the same for the second time. This shade is absolutely flawless and should be picked up by everyone for at least once. The only thing I didn’t like about this lipstick is that its tip isn’t like a bullet so women with thick lips might have a problem in applying it in one swipe.

Positives 
  1. Super affordable
  2. Wearable on an everyday basis
  3. Creamy matte
  4. Hydrating and radiant
  5. Attractive packaging
  6. Doesn’t settle into fine lines
Negatives 
  1. Lacks a bullet-like structure on its tip
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

Yes, I would definitely recommend this shade to all the women. However, I will not repurchase it, because it was my second purchase.

GlossyPolish Verdict

4.95/5

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Patanjali Coconut Oil Review

Patanjali Coconut Oil Review

by Shushmita Mahendra

What is it and who is it for? Patanjali Coconut Oil is multipurpose coconut oil. It is both edible and can be used for beauty purposes also. This product can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere. It’s both travel and pocket-friendly.

Patanjali Coconut Oil Review

Price:

Rs. 65 for 200 mL

How to Use:

Apply optimum amount of oil to the scalp and in the hair from roots to the ends after untangling the hair. Massage it for 10-15 minutes. It can be applied to dry skin as well.

My Experience with Patanjali Coconut Oil

Patanjali Coconut Oil comes in a sturdy, wide-flatten body with a 2-in-1 screw and flip cap making it travel-friendly. Its packaging is just as regular as any bottle available in the market. It’s pure coconut edible oil. I use it for my skin and hair because of its multipurpose nature. The fragrance of the oil is exactly like that of a real coconut. I generally warm the oil making it lukewarm and then apply it on my scalp and hair. Untangling of hair is a must before its application. I apply it before going to bed and give it a good massage. Massaging both the length and the ends of the hair is equally important. Unlike other coconut oils, this oil is very light on both hair and scalp. It makes my hair look wet and not oily. I let it stay overnight on my hair and wash them the next day with a mild shampoo. Initially, I didn’t see any difference. But, gradually, by the end of the second month, my hair was dandruff free and frizz free. It made my hair silky, lustrous and thick. This particular product is responsible for increasing the length of my hair by 3.5 inches in just 3 months. I also have dry skin, so I use this oil regularly as a moisturizer on my body and even on my face during winters. It actually worked well on my skin too and it became more moisturized. This oil also prevents under-eye spots and blemishes if any on the skin. Overall, I love this product and use it twice a week. It’s 100% natural and has no side-effects.

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Positives
  1. 100% Natural and Pure
  2. Cheap and affordable
  3. Edible
  4. One of the best oils for hair and dry skin
  5. Non-sticky and non-greasy
  6. Removes dandruff and frizz from the hair
  7. Makes them healthy and shiny
  8. Moisturizes dry skin
Negatives 
  1. None I can think of
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

Yes. I will recommend this product to every single individual who is struggling with his/her growth of the hair and health of the skin. I am going to repurchase as soon as I finish using my current bottle of the same oil.

GlossyPolish Verdict

5/5

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Jovees Sunscreen Fairness Gel SPF 25 Review

What is it and who is it for? Jovees Sunscreen Fairness gel is a unique herbal formula which is gel based. It protects the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun. This sunscreen is suitable for all skin types.

Jovees Sunscreen Fairness Gel SPF 25 Review

Price:

Rs. 145 for 60g

How to Use:

Apply optimum amount of the gel on face and neck evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure.  Re-apply if required.

My Experience with Jovees Sunscreen Fairness Gel SPF 25:

Jovees Sunscreen Fairness Gel comes in a regular sunscreen bottle with a flip and a screw top cap. It is quite a stable bottle, travel-friendly and doesn’t require much space in a handbag.  The gel is of yellow color and has a mild and sweet fragrance. I use it in very less quantity because of its gel nature. Initially, I used a generous amount of the gel which took me around 8-9 minutes to blend and then I ended up toweling. It takes a lot of time to blend. The sunscreen is water resistant and gives a matte finish and a cooling sensation to the skin. It can stay on for up to 2 hours only and the needs to be re-applied.  The company claims it to be a fairness gel, though it hasn’t even worked on my tan. This product is suitable for those who spend more time indoor and less time outdoor. If you’re an office-goer or a college-goer and are looking for a gel based sunscreen, then this can be one of your picks.

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Positives 
  1. Gel-based
  2. Mild and sweet fragrance
  3. Goodness of herbal ingredients
  4. Travel-friendly
  5. Affordable
  6. Skin protection for 2 hours
  7. Water resistant
  8. Gives matte finish
Negatives 
  1. Not at all a FAIRNESS gel
  2. Doesn’t last long
  3. Difficult to blend
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

Yes, I would recommend this product to people, who have dry skin to initially start off with its smallest packaging. As I am more prone to Sun during the day, I might switch to some other sunscreen after I finish this one.

GlossyPolish Verdict

4/5

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Ayur Herbals Body Care Lotion with Cocoa Butter , ayurveda cocoa butter , ayur body lotion review 1

Hello Ladies,

The fall season is coming to a close and so is my winter vanity case. In summers, I prefer using lotions or moisturizers that are light and matte but hardly get any. After using a lot of heavy lotions and oily lotions, I came across AYUR HERBALS BODY CARE LOTION WITH COCOA BUTTER at one of the drugstores near my place. Cocoa butter, which is also called Theobroma oil, is pale yellow-colored and is extracted from cocoa beans. This oil nourishes the skin and makes it soft and smooth.  I have been using this lotion for a while now, so I thought of reviewing it for all the ladies.  So without further ado, let’s get started.

What is it and who is it for?

It is a cream based lotion which cocoa butter extracts. It deeply penetrates into the skin and hydrates like no other lotion. It is both light and soft. It is suitable for all Indian skin tones and types.

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Price:

Rs. 230 for 1L

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No

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Natural/Organic/Vegan?

No

What does the Brand Claim about Ayur Herbals Body Care Lotion with Cocoa Butter?

The brand claims the lotion to the best suited for dry skin. It deeply moisturizes the skin, maintaining its PH balance. The body lotion is rich in vitamins and minerals which are essential for skin enhancement. Its excellent anti-oxidant and hydrating properties soothe, nourish and provide the skin collagen that helps in eliminating wrinkles and ageing. Cocoa butter not only leaves the skin velvety soft but also helps to prevent stretch marks.

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How to Use:

Apply the amount as per the size and dryness of the body. Blend it well.

My Experience with Ayur Herbals Body Care Lotion with Cocoa Butter

The Ayur Herbals Body Care Lotion with Cocoa Butter comes in a sturdy and regular flip top cap. It is available in many sizes which makes it both budget and travel-friendly. The lotion is white in color and has a medium consistency. It has a sweet fragrance, but, it is nowhere close to Cocoa of Aloevera. I apply it generously on my dry skin. It is very light on the skin and blends in no time. It also gives the matte finish from outside and makes the inner skin hydrated. It doesn’t feel sticky on the skin even in humid summers.  The body lotion can last for around 7-8 hours. This has become one of my favorite picks for the summer. Although it says herbal, but it contains Alcohol and Parabens in it.

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Positives of Ayur Herbals Body Care Lotion with Cocoa Butter

  • Long lasting
  • Affordable
  • Gives matte finish to the skin
  • Deeply moisturizes the skin
  • Light
  • Travel-friendly
  • Mild fragrance
  • Non-sticky and non-greasy

Negatives of Ayur Herbals Body Care Lotion with Cocoa Butter

  • Contains chemicals like Alcohol and Parabens

Overall would I Repurchase and Recommend?

Yes, it is suitable for people who have dry skin and work in cities with humid summers. I finished its smallest bottle and got myself a 1-litre bottle recently.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

4.95/5

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