Forest Essentials Silken Dusting/Talcum Powder Product Review

Forest Essentials Silken Dusting/Talcum Powder Product Review

This talcum powder has to be one of the star products from Forest Essentials. I had to get this for my other half. Mr. P. just loves deodorants and I got him off them with a lot of difficulty so I had to compensate somehow.

The first time I got this (in February), I got Nargis fragrance which is too floral for males. This time I got the Oudh and Green Tea which is soothing and masculine enough.

Forest Essentials Silken Dusting Powder Product Review

Price : Rs 595 for 100gms

Fragrance and Product Texture

The product comes in four different fragrances. I have tried only Nargis and Green Tea.

In my opinion, Nargis is too floral and strong and lingers everywhere till almost the next day. It will be bothersome for delicate noses. Where as, Oudh and Green Tea is perfect for everyone, male and female. With subtle and not overpowering fragrance, it is a delight to use. The scent also does not linger long unless you get too close to the subject.

Forest Essentials Silken Dusting/Talcum Powder Product Review

The dusting powder has corn starch and arrowroot powder which makes it very fine unlike the regular talcum powder in the market. It feels just a bit rough on first touch but is actually very soft and blends into the skin like a dream.


Comes in a cylindrical plastic container with the regular rotating talcum powder caps. Can be carried along but the bottle is too big to be travel-friendly.


Anytime, anywhere. Just dust the talcum powder on your body and blend into the skin.

Forest Essentials Silken Dusting/Talcum Powder Product Review


Feels extremely refreshing to just smell the product, both fragrances btw. Keeps skin cool all day long and controls sweat as well. Does not exactly give the dermicool effect though but cool enough. In fact, you do feel refreshed after applying it and even hours after applying it.

Overall Verdict

A perfect product for a talcum powder replacement. You can use it on babies and adults alike. Definitely a must try!

Have you tried this talcum powder from Forest Essentials? Which fragrance do you like the most?

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil Product Review

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil Product Review

I was so excited for Oils of Life that I got it the first day of its release. Yeah, the advertising works :) And, I have been using it on and off for almost six months now (got it in November). I am nearing the end of the bottle so decided it is time to review it. So, let me start.

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil Product Review

Price : Rs 3,095 for 30ml

Skin Type, Fragrance and Texture

I think it would suit all skin types. The texture of the oil is not heavy on skin, gets absorbed in a jiffy and has cumin oil which would, according to me, sit well on oily and combination skin.

The oil is colourless and smells awesome. It has the subtle cumin smell which is amazing and soothing for my nerves. It helps me calm down and does not linger long either.

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Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Product Review

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Product Review

Ever since I have entered my 30’s or probably when I was 29, I have been feeling that my skin needs a lot more water than I had been feeding it. So, I started looking for products with water (like this water sleeping mask) or rather hydrating products.

Hyaluronic acid serum is the first choice obviously but I have not yet got one though it is on my list and should be on yours as well, 30 or not!

Anyways, around that time, I came across this product review on My Women Stuff and I was floored. And, then came my trip to Malaysia and I got this. And, after these many months (got it in August 2015), I totally love it and use it more often than I should. Having said that, lets see why I love it so much.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Product Review (buy it on Amazon)

Skin Type, Fragrance and Product Texture

Since this is a hydrating product, it is meant for all skin types. Oily and Combination skin gals can just apply less of it. Dry skin girls can actually use a thick layer and wake up to amazingly plump skin.

The product has a mild fragrance which I do not personally like.

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Why Hair Oil is a Waste of Money?

hair oil

When I got my cysteine treated and coloured last year, my hair stylist had almost convinced me that hair oil is not really necessary. In fact, he went so far as to claim it does nothing, nothing at all, for the hair and is best avoided as not applying means you can use milder shampoos.

As much as this was sounding right, I always had this skeptic at back of my head saying may be this needs a bit of investigation. I did go for four to six months without oil and I would not say that my hair was just the same or really missed oil. But, it did teach me what hair oil can and can not do.

So, lets see if I can really convince on some of the far fetched claims of hair oiling.

The oil may or may not get absorbed by your shaft making the protective layer disappear. Btw, if you follow this method, you would notice that your hair appears drier by the next day of the wash.

What does Hair Oil really Do?

Hair Oil Softens

Yes, it does. It smooths out the tangles provided you do use a comb later, makes the hair soft and creates a protective layer on it. This protective layer ensures that when you shampoo your hair, the ingredients do not end up harming the scalp or the hair structure.

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5 Reasons Why You Must Apply Sunscreen Everyday

never skip sunscreen, apply sunscreen always

As much as I love to preach that you should NEVER skip sunscreen, it is one rule I can never follow thoroughly. Either my laziness or the feel when I apply anything on my skin stops me from pursuing the course.

Having said that, I always try to start the routine and maintain it successfully as much as I can. Thus, I know the difference in the skin when you regularly apply sunscreen and when you discontinue it. So, lets see what you lose by not following the number one skin care rule.

5 Reasons Why You Must Apply Sunscreen Everyday

Sun damage is cumulative. The damage an be minimized with proper protection and skin care routine over a period of time but skin never really recovers from the damage already wrought on it. So, beware when you decide to skip the sunscreen next time.

Quality of Skin Changes

You would notice a marked change in the quality of your skin. If you skip sunscreen, your skin becomes a little tough and looses the plumpness which it naturally has and it has nothing to do with lack of hydration. It is something very subtle and indefinable but you feel it when you have alternated in the periods of putting on sunscreen and skipping it.

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5 Uses to make Face Toner More Effective

face toner, Vichy Thermal Spa Water, Kama Vetiver Water

I have started loving face toner after experiencing the misting spray of the Vichy thermal spa water which feels like you are on a vacation every time you use it! It is so soothing. Just to make sure I get most out of the product, I started using it in almost every way. Lets see if you can do the same!

How else can you use Face Toner?

Dilute Your Cleansing Milk

To get most out of your cleansing milk, I learned to dilute it with face toner or water. Dilution helps cleansing milk to spread evenly on skin and you end up using less product at the same time.

I love to massage the cleansing milk so that it removes every bit of impurity on the face. Interestingly, did you know that you could use cleansing milk to deep cleanse your face even when you are not wearing makeup or sunscreen.

In fact, deep cleansing should be a part of your evening skin care routine on all days but when you have been at home. Keeps skin clean and fresh all times!

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Vichy Thermal Spa Water vs Kama Vetiver Water

Vichy Thermal Spa Water, Kama Vetiver Water

Do you like using toners or face mists? Earlier I was not so sure but after using these two products for the last few months, I am totally in love with them, especially the Vichy Thermal Spa Water for its misting action.You have to experience it!

Though, I can not use them in this humidity. Hyderabad has the best weather at all times except from March to May. But, this year, it was so hot since February that we had early spells of rain storms, literally, from the first week of May causing higher humidity than regular times. Worse still, the rain storms are causing the transformer problems in our area causing regular electricity cuts. Life is so difficult if we do not have easy access to internet, right 😉

Btw, do you watch Game of Thrones? I HODOR it :)

Vichy Thermal Spa Water

Price : Rs 650 for 150ml

My Experience

Packaging. I love the metal bottle with readable brand font and graphics. It is really easy to snap! The nozzle sprays the toner evenly on the skin. It is quite refreshing to spray it on your face.

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