Monday, 28 July 2014

Product Review - Neutrogena Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel

   Neutrogena India had a free sampling of their Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel around a month ago and me being a complete sucker for trying out new skincare products signed up for it right away! I received my sample a few days back, a pretty little bottle well protected in bubble wrap and neatly packaged in an envelope.

Neutrogena Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel
Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel - Sample Bottle

   Product Claims:
- Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel cleanses, softens and conditions skin.
- Its unique fragrance of spices, fruits and herbs provides a clean, fresh burst that awakens your senses and refreshes your entire body. 
- A rich, conditioning lather leaves skin in better condition.
- This special formula rinses clean, without any heavy residue.

   Sample Size: 29ml (1 oz)
   Full Sized Product Volume: 250 ml (8.5 oz)
   Full Sized Product Price: Rs. 349
   Shelf Life: 36 months 

Neutrogena Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel
That's what the Full Sized Bottle looks like!

    Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel is also available in 2 more sizes (16 oz & 32 oz) and in 2 more varieties i.e Pomegranate and Pear & Green Tea, but are not commonly available in India. It was also available in Grapefruit variety, but has now been discontinued.

   I was very excited about using this product as it was by Neutrogena, a brand which usually has pretty good products, and it proved better than what I expected! The strong and refreshing aroma of the gel is what I loved the most! After using the gel for around a week now, I feel that my skin has become softer than what it used to be. Also, it doesn't leave a creamy residue on my skin which is not easy to rinse off, but at the same time moisturizes my skin well and doesn't dry it out unlike many other soaps and gels.

Neutrogena Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel

- The full sized gel comes in a very pretty and sturdy pump dispenser.
- Has a very refreshing fragrance. 
- Lathers abundantly.
- No creamy residue on skin after rinsing the product.
- Moisturizes the skin well unlike many other products which dry out the skin.
- Well suited for oily, dry, combination as well as sensitive skin.
- Works well even for those with medical skin conditions.
- Easily available in India.

- Would have preferred the fragrance to last longer on me.
- Costlier when compared to other shower gels.

Neutrogena Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel

   Verdict: 4.5/5. Would definitely recommend and purchase a full sized product! 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Product Review - Chambor Intense Nail Color #446

Chambor Intense Nail Color #446

   I have always been a huge fan of nail enamels since childhood and one will seldom find my toenails bare without a nail enamel though I usually don't apply them much on my fingernails as many of them take too long to dry or start chipping within a day or two making applying a nail enamel on fingernails very tedious and unproductive unless applied for special occasions. But, this was all until I found the Chambor Intense Nail Enamels!
   On suggestion of a friend I visited the Chambor outlet at a local mall and this particular metallic gold shade caught my attention so much that I bought it immediately.

Chambor Intense Nail Color #446

        Product Claims: Beautiful nail colour with a gloss effect for long lasting shine.
- Contains Nail Hardener – Does not allow the nails to break easily. Good for brittle nails.
- Does not allow the nails to turn yellow on regular wear. 
- In Two Coats get the exact Shade and gives a Uniform application. 
- Quick Dry Formula: Dries faster on nails after application, but not in the bottle. 
- Chip Resistant : Long Lasting.
- Clinically Tested

   Price: Rs. 299/-
   Volume: 9 ml.
   Finish: Metallic.
   Shelf Life: 36 months. 
Chambor Intense Nail Color #446

   What I love about this particular enamel is the intense color that it provides in a single coat. Also the fact that it dries pretty quickly and is really long lasting makes it a definite yes for me! A double coat of the enamel lasts for a minimum of 5 days for me when applied without a base or a top coat before it starts showing evidence of tip wear.

Chambor Intense Nail Color #446

- Packaged in a sturdy transparent glass bottle.
- A single coat gives sufficient color, although two coats are needed for best effect.
- Dries pretty quickly.
- Has a smooth texture.
- The nail enamel gives a uniform color without streaking.
- The enamel lasts longer than most nail enamels which I have tried.
- The range is available in a huge variety of shades.
- Ease of availability.

- Costlier when compared to other brands.

Chambor Intense Nail Color #446

Verdict: 4.5/5. Would definitely recommend this enamel to everyone, although I wish it were a little cheaper! Nonetheless, being metallic, an "in trend" this season this product is sure to catch the attention of people wherever you go and will be a definite source of compliments for everyone!

Chambor Intense Nail Color #446

Monday, 14 July 2014

Product Review - Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33

    I came across this wonderful product in a Peach shade through Fab Bag (then Vellvette) in their July 2013 edition, the so called "Quick Fix Box". This was one of my first lippies as I was not much of a makeup person then and this was one of the initial product which helped start my never ending affair with cosmetics!
   Flormar, created in 1950 in Milan is a part of the French cosmetic group, Yves Rocher. They are market leaders in Turkey, with their products being available in more than 70 countries.

Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33

   Product Claims:
-  Lipstick with an ultimate and glamorous shiny effect.
- Special formula enriched with Argan oil, Vitamin E, Omega 6 and Cacao butter, gives a unique and translucent appearance and glossy reflection while making it ultra-hydrating and nourishing for your lips leaving lips soft and supple without any greasiness.

   Price: Rs. 700/-
   Volume: 3 g
   Shelf Life: Not specified.
   Ingredients: Not mentioned.
   How to use: On freshly exfoliated lips, apply the lipstick directly from the bullet or use a brush for more finesse. Layer with gloss if needed. Blot with the back of your hand or a tissue. Alternatively, suck your finger to blot.

Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33

   I have been using this particular lipstick since almost a year now so much so it's almost over and needless to say have become a big fan of the product. This has become my go to lipstick whenever I step out of my house as it gives a very nice sober color to my lips without making them look too dramatic. What I loved the most about this lipstick was the fact that it kept my lips moist even in harsh winters unlike many others which cause drying and chapping of lips.

Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33
Swatch after two swipes

- Packaged in a sturdy black bullet case.
- Easy application due to a very smooth texture of the product.
- Has a good fragrance to it.
- Gives a very nice moist and glossy appearance to the lips.
- A swipe or two are enough to get desired color.
- Works moderately well on pigmented lips.
- Does not cause drying or chapping of lips.
- Available in 16 colorful shades.

- The color stays for 4-5 hours after which it starts to fade making frequent touch ups necessary. 
- Not smudge or transfer proof.
- A little on costlier side.
- The lipstick melts a little in hot weather conditions.
- Shelf life and ingredient list not mentioned.
- Not easily available in India.

   Verdict: 4/5. Would certainly recommend to others especially to those with perpetual dry lips like mine as it provides a nice color as well as moisturizes the lips well at the same time!