Skin & hare care empties March 2018 + mini reviews

Hello everybody !! Hope you are having a lovely week.

I will be sharing with you every skin care & hair care products I used up since my last post in December. Some of these products have repeated themselves in both this and my last post, you can well understand how much I love them. You will find detailed review for most of the products in my blog, you can check them out if not already.

These are the products I emptied in last 3 months :

  • Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo (250ml for INR 975)
  • Wella Elements Renewing Mask (150ml for INR 1075)
  • Jovees Honey & Grapes Hand & Body Lotion (200ml for INR 190)
  • Yardley London English Lavender Perfumed Talc (250g for INR 160)
  • Beverly Hills Polo Club Sport No 1 EDT for Men (50ml for INR 699)
  • The Face Shop Rice water bright Lip & Eye Makeup Remover (120ml for INR 590)
  • Garnier Micellar Oil-infused Water (125ml for INR 225)
  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (125ml for INR 175)
  • The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran All-in-one cleanser (145ml for INR 690)
  • Plum Green tea Pore cleansing face wash (75ml for INR 345)
  • Fuschia Coffee Cream Smoothening Face & Body Scrub (100g for INR 450)
  • Plum Green Tea clear face mask (60g for INR 490)
  • Plum Green Tea alcohol free Toner (200ml for INR 390)
  • The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream (50ml for INR 1990)
  • Ayush Cool & Fresh Lemongrass Hand wash (200ml for INR 87)
  • Pantene Pro-V Oil Replacement (80ml for INR 85)

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Lets get started with mini reviews on each product.

Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo & Mask :

You will find detailed review of both these products in my earlier posts. I am using this duo ever since they launched. This product really transforms my hair to a smooth, shiny, soft, frizz free mane which I absolutely love.

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All products in this range are paraben free. The shampoo is quite mild, lathers up well and does not make my hair dry at all. The mask is a wonder in a tub. It smells heavenly and the smell lasts for a good amount of time after washing your hair. I apply the mask an hour before shampooing. It makes my hair look and smell beautiful. It does not weigh down my hair yet provides the exact amount of moisture needed. This is my holy grail hair care duo. Go for this if you want to experience spa at home every time you take a shower.

Will I repurchase : For sure !! This shampoo and mask duo works wonders for my hair.

Jovees Honey & Grapes Hand & Body Lotion :

I had shared with you detailed review of this product in my Winter skincare haul last year. Honestly, I used and liked it more when the weather started becoming hotter. In winter my skin becomes really dry and this product could not provide me enough moisturizer. But when the weather turned warm, I really started loving its light texture.

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The product has a very nice smell. The brand mentions “with SPF” on the bottle. But since it does not mention how much sun protection it protects, I do not rely on this claim. If you are looking for a light yet moisturizing body lotion you can give this one a try, plus it is super affordable.

Will I repurchase : Maybe! It is a good body lotion in the affordable range. But I like trying out new products, so will not repurchase for now. If you do not have very dry or flaky skin, you can try it out.

Yardley London English Lavender Perfumed Talc :

I live in a very hot & humid city. Since by God’s grace I have big boobs 😉 I get lot of heat rashes under my boobs.  So I mix a heat rash special medicinal powder like Candid with a perfumed talc and apply on the areas I suffer from excessive sweat like under the breast area and inner part of thighs. I generally use Nivea Pure talc because it stays on my body for a long time plus it never makes my skin dark or discolored. But when I saw this pretty bottle of Lavender talc in a retail shop, I thought of trying something new.

I expected to like the smell of it since it mentions lavender as an ingredient. But unfortunately I did not much like the perfume. Also it lasted on my body for hardly an hour. This one did not do anything good for me, still I finished it just because I paid for it.

Will I repurchase : No. I did not like this talcum powder much. I will go back to my trusty Nivea Pure Talc.

Beverly Hills Polo Club 1 Perfume for Men:

This was a gift my mom received from one of her students on Teacher’s Day. Since she does not like using strong smelling EDT, she gave this to me to try out.

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I love using good perfumes but I am very choosy about them. For me the lasting power of the perfume is equally important to me besides smelling great. Though this perfume smells alright, but unfortunately it does not last on my body at all. After applying, I cant detect the smell just after few minutes. This is a major drawback for me. Moreover I do not like the look of the bottle much. Overall not a perfume of my choice at all.

Will I repurchase : No. Do not waste your money buying a product that does almost nothing even if it is affordable.

The Face Shop Rice water bright Lip & Eye Makeup Remover, Garnier Micellar Oil-infused Water, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water :

You will find detailed review of all these products in my earlier posts.

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The Face shop makeup remover is a really good product if you want to invest in a good quality product. Specially since this remover is not oil based yet it removes waterproof makeup easily, it is really good for oily skin beauties.

But if you apply makeup on a daily basis like me and prefer a affordable product, both Garnier Micellar products are absolutely amazing. Use the oil-infused one to remove stubborn water proof makeup. To remove everyday light makeup use the Micellar cleansing water.

Will I repurchase : For sure!! I loved the Face Shop makeup remover throughout last year. This year I am obsessed with both Garnier Micellar makeup removers since their launch. I use them every single day.

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran All-in-one cleanser & Plum Green tea Pore cleansing face wash :

The Rice bran All-in-one cleanser is another product which featured in my last empties post as well. I absolutely love this product. It cleanses any last trace of makeup from my face and gently exfoliates my skin. It has a creamy texture which makes my face soft, hydrated and clean.

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The Plum Green tea face wash is a foaming face wash having a mild refreshing smell. I is specially meant for acne prone skin. I like this product for summer & monsoon months.

Will I repurchase : Yes. I already have a backup of The Face Shop Rice Water cleanser, I love it so much. The Plum Green tea face wash is a good product in the affordable range specially if you have combination to oily skin.

Fuschia Coffee Cream Smoothening Face & Body Scrub, Plum Green Tea clear face mask :

I got this Coffee Cream Scrub in my November Santa’s box. In case you are not aware, a quick update about this box : the Santa’s box is discontinued since December 2017.

I always used a wooden spoon to scoop out this scrub from the tub. But strangely this product seems to be contaminated now, it looks yellow on the upper part of the tub whereas the original product was chocolate brown. This product may work better for very dry skin or if you like extremely mild moisturizing scrub. This product did not exfoliate my face well, I was not satisfied with the result. Also I did not like the smell of coffee.

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Plum Green tea face mask is my favorite product from the entire Plum Green tea range. You will find detailed review of this product and other products from this range in a earlier post. If you like clay based masks & suffer from excess oil, clogged pores or acne, this one is a good option in the affordable range.

Will I repurchase : No. I did not like the Fuschia Coffee Cream Scrub, I will not repurchase it. The Plum Green Tea face mask is a really good product, one of my favorite mask in the affordable category. You can surely try it out if you have oily or acne prone skin.

Plum Green Tea alcohol free Toner :

Except the newly launched night gel, you will find detailed review of all products in Plum Green Tea range in my blog. Let me know in the comment section if you want me to review the new Plum Green Tea Renewed Clarity night gel.

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This toner is alcohol free, so it does not feel drying on the skin. All Plum products are vegan and contain no harsh chemicals. The toner does not have any noticeable smell but feels very refreshing after applying. It is quite affordable and lasts a really long time.

Will I repurchase : Yes. This toner is alcohol-free, refreshing and lasts for a really long time. This is a great product in the affordable range. You can surely try this product specially for the summer months.

The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream :

I am sure you are bored of seeing this same product on every empties  & favorites posts. But this shows how much I love it. This is my absolutely holy grail product.

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This is an investment for many of you, but if you have oily or combination skin this is the best face cream for you. Also if you are from the dry skin family, you will love this in summer. The product is gel like, very light weight and gets absorbed easily into the skin. Also the beautiful glass tub will look luxurious in your vanity 🙂

Will I repurchase : As long as The Face Shop will sell this product I will continue to buy it. I absolutely love this cream, so much that I have used up 4 tubs already since last year. If you want to invest in a single product from this entire post, go for this product.

Ayush Cool & Fresh Lemongrass Hand wash :

I hear a lot of ads in TV about this Ayurvedic brand Ayush, but I have never tried any of their products. I generally use Dettol or Dove Hand wash. But when I saw ingredients like Lemongrass and Vetiver mentioned in this bottle, I decided to give this one a try.

Lemongrass has anti bacterial property and beneficial to skin. Also in the diffuser, the lemongrass essential oil has a soothing fragrance. But to my surprise, this hand wash smells too strong for my liking and also the smell is not pleasant at all. Also it makes my hands super dry. Overall this product did not suit me at all.

Will I repurchase : Not at all. I hate the smell of this product 😦 If you want to buy a good hand wash in the affordable category try out the Dove Cucumber & Green Tea hand wash.

Pantene Pro-V Oil Replacement :

I got this trial sachet of the recently launched Pantene Pro-V Oil replacement in one of my NYKAA hauls. Since most of my friends rave about the Pantene Pro-V range I was excited to try this product.

Though I could only apply this product twice, I liked the result on my hair. This product is an extra step after applying shampoo and conditioner. It claims to be oil in a cream form and provides extra moisturizer to dry ends. I applied this product mainly on the ends and it did make my hair smooth and frizz free for a decent amount of time. I can not give you a complete review just by trying it twice. I am curious to try out the full size (which is super pocket friendly) and give you an updated review later.

Will I repurchase : Yes. I will buy the actual product and try it for a month. I will update you if I still prefer it or not in a future post.

Hope you enjoyed this post and my reviews helped you in some way.

Let me know in the comment section if you want me to try out any specific product to review for you in the future posts.

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