Sunday, 27 December 2015

Puresense By Soap Opera Royal Apple Soap Review & Price

Hello Girls,

I know I've been gone for a really long time but now I'm back and you are going to get to read my posts regularly. A lot of posts that have been in the drafts are finally gonna get posted. So today i'm going to review a soap by Puresense. I enjoyed using this soap and hope my review tempts you to try it out as well. I'm reviewing the Royal Apple soap which is from their Fruit Collection.

About Puresense By Soap Opera Royal Apple Soap:

Green apples contain skin-friendly nutrients, including vitamin C and copper leaving your skin healthy, soft and glowing. The olive oil provides extra nourishment to your skin. The soap bar is free of sulphates, parabens, formaldehydes, and is non-carcinogenic.

Price & Qty:

Rs.99 for 100 grams 


My Experience with Pursense Royal Apple Soap:

The soap is white in colour with tiny green specs . The fragrance is very similar to that of green apple. My skin glows after using this soap... benefits of using soaps which have natural ingredients in them.The soap maintains its shape and lasts for a really long time. It lathers really well and keeps the skin moisturised. I like the packaging of these soaps, its pretty simple but very different from the usual soap packaging.

I totally loved using this soap! Keep watching this space for more Reviews of some lovely soaps from Puresense. For the time being check out their Facebook page for some lovely products! 


Disclaimer: Product send by brand/ PR for review. Review is unbiased and honest as usual.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Pure Suds Frangipani Soap Review

Hello Everyone,

Looks like my blog has become a Soapy Affair... Today i'm going to review a lovely soap from the House of Pure Suds. If you don't know about Pure Suds please read my earlier posts regarding my shopping from Pure Suds HERE and HERE.

About Pure Suds:

Pure Suds Skin Treats brings to you a world of luxurious handcrafted soaps minimizing the use of harsh chemicals on a daily basis.

Their mission is:
Promoting minimally processed skincare which include a range of cold-process handcrafted soaps, Body butters, Sugar scrubs, Face scrubs, Lotions and Lip balms. All of which is prepared in my little studio in Rajasthan to delivery all over India.

My Experience with the Pure Suds Frangipani Soap:

The Frangipani Soap is a gorgeous looking soap made with a blend of 6 different oils. The soap has a really great fragrance which isn't overpowering and has a gorgeous blend of soothing colors. The oils used in this soap are Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil and Canola Oil. With a mix of these oils and cocoa Butter this soap will be a boon for people with Dry Skin. This soap is so moisturizing that after using this i don't feel the need to use a lotion or moisturizer. My skin feels soft and smooth after using this soap and i haven't felt that with other soaps. 

I really love using handmade soaps as the soap maker puts in efforts for designing each batch of soaps... I love the soaps from Pure Suds and keep stocking them up regularly. This soap is currently not available as all these soaps are made in small batches. To check out the latest soaps available head on to their Facebook Page HERE.

Hope you enjoyed reading this review. Do leave your comments below, I love reading them :)


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Insta Makeup House : One Stop Shop For All Your Beauty Needs

I'm a makeup hoarder... lately i haven't been posting my hauls cause i have too many pending reviews. This post had to come up as i had to make sure you check out Insta Makeup House if u haven't already checked them out on Instagram.

For all of you, who aren't on Instagram... you are missing out on this amazing store that houses luxury brands as well as local brands such a Miss Claire.

A Lil Bit About Insta Makeup House:

Insta Makeup House in an Instagram store that brings Makeup to your doorstep. They give u access to brands that you may otherwise not be able to buy in India at pocket friendly rates. You can check them out on Instagram HERE.

I received a beautiful basket from them filled with goodies. I was delighted with the products they sent me.

The list of the products I got:

  •  CHANEL Blush & Eyeshadow Palette 
  •  MAC Lip Pigment Liquid Lipstick 
  •  MAC Lipstick
  •  ANNELIES Matte Lipstick
  •  DIOR J'ADORE Perfume - Sampler
  •  Makeup Blender

I will individually review the products soon. I'm really excited to try out the makeup blender. In the meantime don't forget to check out Insta Makeup House on Instagram.

Do let me know what you like from this store! Please leave your comments below.


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Restaurant Review - Bungalow 9

I am a big foodie!! I love to try out new restaurants and cuisines and now i am going to share my love for food with you. I am starting out with reviewing a lovely restaurant which is a must try place if you are living in Mumbai. In short if you are looking for a place that has a relaxing ambience and serves great food... then Bungalow 9 is the place to be. Read on to know my detailed review of the restaurant i found on

About Bungalow 9:

A rich mix of tranquil ambience, dramatic food presentations and gracious service is what creates the aura of Bungalow 9. Rows of greenery trying to reach towards the sun, warm, languid afternoons in dappled sunlight, spent sipping wines and having casual, cordial conversations. Ah! The best way to live.

The essence of celebration doesn't lie in an elaborate setting but lies in a convivial, cozy meal with the ones who are most cherished. Bungalow 9 is not far from that envision.

Come. Live the Bungalow 9 lifestyle.

My Experience:

Well, i was looking for a nice restaurant to spend a quite afternoon in the company of my friends and good food. While browsing through restaurants on i came across Bungalow 9. I had heard good reviews of this restaurants, i had also seen a couple of my friends check-in at this restaurants (checking out check-ins turned out to be awesome *hehe*)

So, i finalized the restaurant and made my way to Bandra from town. I was awestruck by the beauty of the restaurant. It is a beautiful restaurant was an amazing decor. It is perfect for quiet/ romantic meal. I totally loved the interiors - simple and elegant with slightly mismatched chairs to add some definition to the place. i sat indoors but they also have outdoor seating.

Enough, with the ambience, time to get down to business - The FOOD. Bungalow 9 has a very limited menu but good variety. Since, i wasn't that hungry i skipped the soul and salad, jumped straight to the appetizers. I decided to try the B9 special - Tuscan Chicken. The dish looked so gorgeous i didn't feel like eating it. It was the yummiest appetizer i have ever had. Kudos to the cook for coming up with such a great dish and 5 stars for the awesome presentation.

Tuscan chicken

B9 also offers some really good dim sums, sushi and tacos. Next we ordered a Penne Pasta in White Sauce with chicken. While we waited for our meal to arrive we sipped on our drinks to cool off. I ordered a Blackcurrant Iced Tea (boring choice naa) and my friend tried out Innocent Passion. The Black currant Iced Tea was so so... But Innocent Passion was amazing... It was the perfect mix of Passion Fruit and Cranberry juice with just the perfect amount of Fizz. Innocent Passion is a MUST have!!
Penne Pasta in White Sauce
Blackcurrant Iced Tea & Innocent Passion

Our pasta was delicious, well cooked and balanced with the right amount of herbs. It wasn't too bland but i wish the white sauce was a little thicker, the one we got was too runny. I would have definitely enjoyed it more had it not been so runny. Post the pasta, we still had little space in our tummys so we decided to try their Artisan Brick Oven Speciality Pizza.

Smoked Chicken, onions & Jalapeno Pizza

We ordered the Smoked Chicken, Onions and Jalapeno Pizza. It arrived smokin Hot. It was a perfect thin crust pizza with the right amount of cheese and toppings! I'm definitely recommending you to try out these pizza's if you like thin crust pizza's. Though i was stuffed, i really wanted to give the deserts a try.

Chefs Signature Single Origin Madagascar Chocolate Ice Cream
We ordered the Chefs Signature Single Origin Madagascar Chocolate Ice Cream. The most delicious chocolate ice cream i have had. I am not a big fan of ice creams and if i liked this, i'm sure you can understand how good it was. the most unique feature of this dish is that it has a little salt in. this ice cream is a good mix of sweet and salty. The only issue was that it had already started melting

This isn't really a budget friendly place but its definitely worth every penny you pay.

I had a lovely time at this restaurant. Hope you enjoyed reading this review. Do leave your comments below.


Sunday, 21 June 2015

JABONG - Website Review & Haul

I am a Shopaholic who is going through Rehab!!! Lol.. I know that sounds funny but i have seriously cut down on my shopping sprees cause i have hoarded a lot of stuff. Though, its getting really difficult to control myself when websites are offering great deals!!! I recently shopped from and i thought i'd share my experience with you guys. I don't really need to introduce Jabong - it is one of the most popular websites in India. I like the fact that Jabong stocks a variety of products to suit everyone's taste.

About is a young and vibrant company that aims to provide good quality branded products. caters to the fashion needs of men, women and kids across footwear, apparel, jewellery and accessories.

At we strive to achieve the highest level of “Customer Satisfaction” possible. Our cutting edge E-commerce platform, highly experienced buying team, agile warehouse systems and state of the art customer care centre provides customer with:
  • Broader selection of products
  • Superior buying experience
  • On-time delivery of products
  • Quick resolution of any concerns

My Experience:

Jabong is my most favourite website as its very easy to navigate and find exactly looking what you are looking for. I have recently been on the hunt for formal/ semi - formal shirts and i found an awesome shirt from Vero Moda on

The ordering experience on Jabong was super smooth. Within 2 mins of placing the order i got an email and text message confirming my order. The order was delivered within 4 days which is decent.

The shirt i ordered is a black and white color block shirt. It's a high low shirt with roll up sleeves. It looks super chic and can easily be styled for a formal/ casual outing. I somehow never came across this shirt in the Vero Moda stores. Thank you Jabong for helping me find this super cool shirt.

I'm super duper happy with my shopping experience from Easy to use website/app, speedy delivery and great customer care(can say this from my previous experiences). is a one stop shop for all your shopping needs.

BNB Rating: 5/5

Hope you enjoyed reading about my shopping experience with Have you shopped from Jabong before?? Do share your experiences/comments below.


Sunday, 7 June 2015

Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania Starry Nights : Review & NOTD

Hi Everyone,

The only line going on in my head tonight is "Its raining, its pouring" from the song Sun & Moon by Above & Beyond cuz it rained today in Mumbai... I had planned to click a lot of pictures today but i couldn't because of the rains. So im posting a pending review... You have previously read reviews of Maybelline Glitter Mania on the blog. Today i am going to review my favourite shade from the range called Starry Nights.

About Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania:

Let your nails dazzle and shine with MNY Color Show Glitter Mania nail color range.
Priding itself as India's first-ever textured nail paint, the Color Show Glitter Mania range is every nail-art lover's dream! When applied, these sparkling nail colors deliver a 3D shimmering effect, adding oodles of style to your tips. They also have a unique sand-textured effect that looks and feels great on your nails. With 8 glittering nail color shades to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect shade for every mood.

Here's why you'll love it: 
• Features the Color Dry Technology for a stylish, sand-textured effect
• When applied on nails, it delivers a 3D shimmering effect
• Perfect for experimental, trendy nail art
• Easy to apply and dries quickly
• Comes in 8 trendy, glittering shades

Price & Quantity:

Rs.125 for 8 ml

My Experience:

Maybelline Color Show 
Glitter polishes comes in a sleek cylindrical clear bottle with a black screw on cap. The shade name is mentioned on the cap. It comes with a very good quality brush.  I'm loving the look of the Glitter Mania Nail Paints. The texture of the nail color is neither runny nor too thick. It applies very evenly and smoothly onto the nails. It dries pretty fast and you need just two coats to get an opaque finish. In case you don't want to go completely opaque, this shade look pretty good with just one coat as well. 

The shade Starry Nights is a lovely black shade with silver hexes and micro shimmer. These nail polishes give a slightly sand like texture to the nails. It's a beautiful shade and will never look OTT. It adds a glamour quotient to your look. A must have shade from this range. Perfect for western outfits and parties. Honestly, i have worn this shade on a regular working day as well... and it looks perfectly alright :)

This stays on my nails for a good 5 days without any sort of chipping. Only con of this nail polish is that removing it would be a task. This applies to all glitter polishes. 

  1. Simple and compact packaging
  2. Good quality brush
  3. Dries very fast
  4. Gives a sand like texture to the nails
  5. Beautiful black with shimmer and glitter particles
  6. Stays on for 5 days without chipping
  7. Adds a glamour quotient to your looks
  8. Perfect for parties and western outfits

  1. Difficult to take off 

Final Views: 

Maybelline is an iconic brand and we all love it for its reasonable prices. I'm highly impressed by this range as well... If you haven't tried these out as yet please go and buy one shade... its impossible to get textured/ glitter nail polishes at this price. Recently, Maybelline launched their graffiti top coats! I'm dying to try those... 

Hope you liked this review. I love reading and replying to all your comments.


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

New Products From The House Of Pure Suds Handmade Skin Treats

If you have been following the blog/ my twitter profile/ insta profile... You would be well aware that i absolutely love to use handmade/ organic bath and skin care products... I have been hauling a lot of soaps and skin care products these days and i just wanted to share with you some amazing skin care products that have been recently launched by Pure Suds. 

About Pure Suds:

Pure Suds Skin Treats brings to you a world of luxurious handcrafted soaps minimizing the use of harsh chemicals on a daily basis.

Their mission is: 
Promoting minimally processed skincare which include a range of cold-process handcrafted soaps, Body butters, Sugar scrubs, Face scrubs, Lotions and Lip balms. All of which is prepared in my little studio in Rajasthan to delivery all over India.

Without further ado have a look at the latest products from Pure Suds:

1. Ylang Ylang Soap - Rs.350 for 100 grams

The soap is just so pretty! Its smells amazing.... I just don't feel like using it up :P I like that fact that Bhavana makes sure that each soap looks different from the other in terms of style. 

2. French Vanilla Velvette Rich Body Butter – Rs.899  for 170 grams

Once again the fragrance is amazing... Texture is also very good! This would work great for all skin types... Not greasy at all. Perfect to use all year round.  Also Available in Rose Velvette, Ylang Ylang and Citrus.

3. Cocoa Coffee Brightening Face Scrub – Rs.699 for 90 grams

This has to be my most favourite product from the ones i'm featuring today. I totally love anything that has coffee or chocolate in it and this product has both :D It's the perfect face scrub for my skin type. Not harsh at all. Leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. Only again the fragrance is amazing! Love it!

4. Rose face moisturizer for daytime  – Rs.799 for 90 grams

Bhavana has beautifully explained all the ingredients of this product along with how to use. So it's better you read what she has to say :)

Many of us love the fragrance of fresh roses around us. It elates our spirits and uplifts one’s mood on a happier note. I wanted something floral to linger around my skin for a long time. It is true that good aroma keeps one in high spirits. So I decided to go ahead take and take the plunge into making a aromatic and skin nourishing Rose Face Creme with ingredients which are simple and understandable.

1. Rose Water – Rose water or Rose Hydrosol is collected usually when the Essential oil of rose is extracted like any other hydrosol. Hydro – water, Sol – solution. Rose Water is the most commonly used hydrosol for its various benefits for good skin.

Benefits – It tones and conditions the skin. It is used for all skin types be it oily, dry and acne prone. It balances the sebum production. It is anti bacterial, works as an astringent and heals many skin conditions. Apart from working wonders on the Skin, Rose Water provides a lovely sensual fragrance which calms stress, anger, anxiety and variety of mood swings. It is also known  to be an aphrodisiac.

2. Aloe Juice – When applied on the skin it soothes inflammations, increases the collagen, tones, conditions and heals cuts and wounds.

3. Jojoba oil – Jojoba oil is a wax not a oil. It is easily absorbed by the skin. It works as a miracle when it comes to the T-zone which is usually an issue as Jojoba oil pronounced much as ho-ho-ba oil mixes really well with the sebum creating a non-occlusive layer allowing our skin to breath. Jojoba oil is known to soften the skin, alleviate psoriasis and acne, offers tonnes of moisturizing properties without making the skin too oily or dry and is considered and excellent emollient.

4. Pomegranate Oil – It is a great ingredient for skin care because it works for most skin types. Since pomegranate oil penetrates deeply into the skin, it is effective for treating plenty of skin conditions such as acne, scars and sooth minor irritations. It contains punicic acid, an omega 5 fatty acid that hydrates and prevents moisture loss.

5. Evening Primrose Oil – Rich in Gamma Linoleic Acid, Evening primrose oil has a charm of its own. It helps with dry skin conditions, eczema, Acne prone skin, scars and other skin related issues. It helps balance the skins moisture.

6. Rose Essential Oil – Apart from the aroma that it flaunders, it has multiple skincare benefits. In 2010, Chinese researchers published a study uncovering that rose oil exhibited one of the strongest bactericidal activities compared to 10 other oils. They also discovered that just after 5 minutes of a 0.25% dilution, Propionibacterium acnes (the bacteria responsible for acne) was completely destroyed.
A well rounded product for the day.

How to use for all skin types?

1) Oily Skin – Rub a tiny pea sized amount between your fingers and press gently starting from cheeks, chin, upper lips, forehead and eyes. Do not massage the product onto your face. After a minute gently press fingers again to ensure the product penetrates.
For those who apply make-up, use this as a base, use a compact, blush etc and you are good to go.

2) Dry skin – Rub more than a pea sized amount between your fingers and massage gently starting from cheeks, chin, upper lips, forehead and eyes.
Make-up users continue with your routine with ease after application of the Face Creme.
All in all a well rounded product for the day.

Please note- For those under the sun, use your sunscreen as I cannot claim it to protect from sun tan.

It's a very light moisturiser and since i have oily skin i do not prefer using any product that makes my skin greasy even for a little bit. It has worked well till now. Will do a full fledged review once i have used them for a longer duration.

Till then don't forget to check out the new range of Pure Suds on Facebook.

Alternatively, you can also email or call them : / 09784591628.

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
Do let me know which product you liked the most and which would you want to be reviewed first.