May 16, 2012

Sibu Beauty - Day Time Facial Cream (Review)

Had heard a lot about this brand. The only thing I had been using prior to this product from the Brand was their softgel. Cellular Support sea buckthorn oil antioxidant and omega 7 complex. I decided to go ahead and try one of their skincare products. Being new to the brand and as it contained Sea buckthorn oil, I decided to try with a safe product like day time moisturizer.
This nutrient-infused facial cream is ideal for daily use, with a light citrus scent and non-greasy feel. Our sea buckthorn facial cream, with omega 7 fatty acids, helps boost collagen production and creates the perfect barrier to moisturize, rejuvenate, repair and protect. This light, non-greasy cream is ideal for daily use and offers a pleasing, light citrus scent.
It is paraben-free and cruelty-free, and contains NO dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, sodium or preservatives.

Ingredients Water, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Steroyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, Orange Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice powder, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Sodium Phytate Paraben-FREE and Cruelty-FREE. No dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives.

Unfortunately, the product didn't work for me. Even with all the goodness, it left bumpy. white heads on my face. I would not call them break outs or acne. These were just white, tiny bumps. Something in the product reacted.

Color: Pale Yellow

Fragrance: Citrus (Bitter Citrus'y'. I didn't like it.

Packaging: Glass Bottle, with a Pump. The pump dispenses adequate amount of product. (Love the packaging. The Glass is matte n looks nice.

Application: I applied it in the morning after washing my face with Cetaphil Cleanser.

Feel on Skin: It is not very greasy or oily. Also, my skin is on drier side of the spectrum. I didn't find the facial cream, moisturizing enough. It left the skin dry after sometime and made it feel itchy.

After Effect: 2 days later, tiny bumps on face appeared. I stopped using this. After a week or so, again gave it a try, but the same thing. After 3 consecutive trials, with similar issues, I stopped using it. These were my personal experience with the product. It did not work for me. Now I use the cream as foot moisturizer, just to use it up.

Disclaimer: I purchased the product myself. These are my opinions after personal use. It might work for you, might not. Use the product at your own risk.

May 13, 2012

Simple Joys...Mother's day with Memories..

Mother's day went by Beautifully. My mom stays very far away from me, in different Continent altogether, so I could only call her. My Son, though made it pretty memorable one for me.
My Most Precious Gift

Schools help these kids with craft and stuff to make it all the more fun. I really Thank teachers who take all the efforts.

No 'day' is complete without a good bar of Chocolates! The kid n Dad did arrange for a breakfast, but it was no way even close to anything like Martha Stewart and Giada's Presentation. So no Pics.. :)

This year, I was surprised that all the gifts were actually suggested and selected by my 7 yr old. He knew mom likes Candles and she always has to go to that "Fancy Kitchen Store" aka William Sonoma and likes.

He chose a cute Votive Holder and a Pair of Spreader. Obviously Daddy dear helped him with the later one and paid for everything.

I am so thankful to God for Blessing me with Lovely Parents and Loving Kid.

Hope you all had a good day aswell...

May 12, 2012

Fragrances - Display 'n' Decor

My Perfume Display... It just makes me Happy, especially when I lit beautiful candles in my room. Gives a very warm and cozy effect. In summer though, I change the display and make it appear more cool.

How do you Store your Fragrances?

May 7, 2012

Simple Joys

Barnes and Noble had these Candles on Sale. These are the SOY Candles and usually around $20. On sale these were 50% off. They smell good. Pomegranate happens to last longer and is one of my absolute favorite.

The Gray "Thoughts" Journal was picked from Francesca's Collections. This boutique is so cute!! The engraved kind of pattern all over the Journal matched the Brown Cover of my Kindle. I pretty much don't have any "thoughts" as such to pen down..but it was too cute to pass...

Another set of tiny journals from Target. Love the colors. Have been only to New York. Hopefully someday will get a chance to visit Paris and London...Also, I am glad I found my long lost Zip Drive!!! These are so handy...

This 3 tiered Travel jewelry box in leather. This is very handy, Spacious, user-friendly and affordable. Got it at Barnes n Noble. This has 3 separate sections and can hold enough jewelry, without the fear breaking or ruining the shape. Just $20!

The Simple Joys of Pretty Little Things...

May 1, 2012


Sephora people did really good this time on their Birthday gifts to Beauty Insiders.
One of the most "Hyped" product and "Holygrail" for some, FRESH Sugar Lip balms are one of the most talked product in beauty community.
You either hate it or Love it.

I don't hate the product, but unfortunately it didn't work for me. Also I think its over priced and over hyped. Personally, I should not be complaining, as I didn't pay a penny for it. It was free! and a GIFT.

But this post is a review post and I have to share what I feel about it.

What it isA hydrating treatment that nourishes, protects, and plumps the lips.

What it is formulated to do:
Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, a natural humectant, for delectable and dependable moisture. Sweet and tart black currant oil, rich in plumping essential fatty acids, cushions the lips while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. It also provides essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
This lip-loving essential has a bright, citrus scent and is free of petroleum, mineral oil, and lanolin.

Each Lip Balm weighs 2.2 gm. Good Enough to last several uses and experience the product. One is the Original and the other one is a tinted one called Rose.

I must admit, I always wanted to try these, but couldn’t justify the price tag for something that is ‘just a Lip balm’. Not that it is unaffordable, but sometimes I can be too…..

Over to the review:

What is this: A lip balm in a tube (for some strange reasons, I always thought it would have sugar granules and would be something like a Sugar Lip scrub in a tube)

Texture: Thick

Color: Lemon Yellow/cream

Smell: Lemony-Citrus smell (I love it)

Taste: None

Application: It’s easy to apply and leaves the lips coated with a thin layer of hydrating butter. It is soothing and makes the lips soft. It has a slight sheen, but is not overly glossy or high in shine.

Lasting Power: Here comes the Tricky part. This does not last for a very long time. Like after 30-45 minutes, it’s all gone. Then I re-apply, but the re-application leads to peeling and drying! The whole feeling on lip is very uncomfortable.

Packaging: I love the Packaging. It is very Chic. Looks like a matte Metallic casing and the color for the Original one is Bronze Brown

Sugar Rose Tinted - sheer berry rose in pink case

Color: Bright Rose red

On Application: Pretty much same as above, except it imparts a light rosy tint. Not a very obvious one for my lips, because they are naturally pigmented.

The Good:
SPF 15, which is nice. But many other brands have Lip Balms that have SPF factor and are cheaper.
Chic Packaging. I love the case. It looks nice.

The Bad:
This is prone to melting. If left in slightly warm place (read summer weather), this will melt and in turn be a hot mess in tube.

Not Long lasting on lips and also due to re-application will run out quickly.

It caused my lips to peel and dry, but that may not be the same for everyone.

Price: On higher side.

Will I buy again?

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