Promotes hair growth
Makes hair stronger and shinier
I've recently started using the oil and its quite nice. Its not greasy and washes off easily. Also, this washes off quite easily as compared to most other onion oils and it doesn't even leave a smell behind. Its easily available at a lot of beauty stores and online as well.
Cleanses dirt and impurities easily
Makes hair manageable
I've heard a lot of good reviews about this shampoo over the years but had never tried it. when I finally did I was happy with the result. It works well on damaged hair, so if that's your problem then this is it. It detangles hair and also softens it.
Suitable for summer
Where do I even begin!!! This perfume...and all the perfumes from this brand...so so good! The fragrance is so good, I'm addicted to it. Its a very feminine fragrance that's pretty long-lasting and doesn't stain clothes. It isn't easily available though so that a con for me. Also, it is a tad bit expensive
Provides protection against heat styling tools
Suitable for straightened hair
I'm always on the lookout for serums as I like trying out hair products. I've used the shampoos and conditioners from the MAtrix and I've been happy so I had to try out the serum. And I want disappointed. It worked well for me and I've also recommended it to a few clients who have been happy with the result it gives.
Nourishes dry hair
Restores damaged hair
This is the only product that I recommend to my client if they have chemically straightened hair. It works well, manages frizz, has a lovely fragrance and is easily available. However though, it may not fit everyones budget and that probably the only con for me. Good packaging too so highly recommended
Reduces hair fall
Protects and strengthens your hair
Makes your hair more manageable
If theres one shampoo that I could choose to use for the rest of my life based on the fragrance, it would be this one. This is just amazing. Its got the most amazing, long lasting fragrance. Also, it works really well if you have dry and damaged hair. Also, it requires just a small amount
Cleanses the scalp effectively
Makes hair shiny and soft
Like I've mentioned, I've not used this for very long but for the one week that I did, I was quite happy. It did not give me extraordinary results but I will happy. It did a good job with cleansing my scalp and softening my hair and thats all that i needed
Tiny jar packaging
Rice water fragrance
Less is more
Makes skin soft and smooth
Skin brightening pack
Doesn’t dry completely
So I actually got this as a PR package and I was so impressed. It was one of the first products I tried from the brand and ever since I've always been running back to the store. It adds a nice clean glow to the face when kept overnight. And it adds a lot of moisture.
Delicate pearl finish
Easy to apply and remove
Smooth creamy texture
Not smudge-proof and waterproof
So NYX usually has really good products and this one is quite good too but it's expensive. Pigmentation is just about decent but its easy to use. The formula is buildable which makes it better. But if I'm paying such a high price, I would like to see better results too.
Won't dry your skin out
Cleans and protects skin
This is that one face wash/ cleanser that my doctor always recommends. Its really mild and is soap free which is quite good. It works for really sensitive skin too amd doesnt dry it out. Also if you have any kind of skin allergies, this is a good option. also very affordable.
Intense matte look
Intense color payoff
Doesn't stain lips
Can settle into lines
If theres any brand that I'd recommend for affordable lipsticks, this is it. Its easily available, beautiful shades and works well on Indian skin tones. It doesnt dry on the lips but it does settle into fine lines. It does feel moisturizing though but it does transfer and is not completely smudge proof
Glides on smoothly
Easy to remove
The Chubby Lipstick Range comes in a variety of shades that is quite amazing. Its affordable, easily available, doesnt dry out the lips and stays on for quite a while. However though, it does transfer and smudge a little. That is probably the only negative thing to this amazing product.
Easy to blend
Not suitable for dry skin
So this range comes in just six different shades which in my opinion is not enough for Indian skin tones. We need more shades. The foundation though is very light on the skin and gives a medium coverage. I would say that its not buildable and not extremely long lasting, it does last for a few hours though
New electrifying shades
Decent staying power
Easy to apply
Temporary hair color
I've used the green, blue, purple and pink shades from this range and they are so pretty. They have beautiful funky shades that look gorgeous on the hair. Application of the product is fairly easy and the formula is light weight too Negatives would be that it doesnt last long enough, its a little expensive and it does stain clothes sometimes.
100% gray coverage
Nourishing hair color
Includes Pre and Post hair care products
Extensive shade range
Easy to use
Color doesn’t show up on dark hair
So I havent tried this myself but I know a few people who use it. And I must say that I'm quite impressed. There a wide shade range of lovely colours. The colour is long lasting and covers grey hair but it does dry up the hair a little. But if you're fine with that and looking for something not expensive, this is it.
Mild on skin
Daily use soap
Not long-lasting fragrance
I've tried this body wash in the past for a little over than a week. And it was average...not wow but not bad either. It lathers well and has a good fragrance but that doesn't stay on. Also when you wash it off your body it never feels like its off completely, like most other body washes.
Fresh cooling effect
Suits sensitive skin
Sharp medicinal fragrance
Doesn’t fit properly
So I went through a phase where I would use a lot of sheet masks and was obsessed with buying them. And after using so many from different brands I figured out that theres no long term result with it, it's just for the feel good factor. But of all those that I've tried, this one has been the best. It has a cooling and hydrating effect and the skin has a glow post usage. However, I'm not a fan of the fragrance and the sheet is a little too big for my face.
Makes hair smooth and healthy
Pleasant, long-lasting fragrance
Leakage-proof, travel-friendly bottle
The best thing about this shampoo is the fragrance. I love it and it stays on for so long, unlike other shampoos. I haven't used this one specifically for dandruff so I cant give my feedback on that. But as a general shampoo, it works well. It made my hair smooth and moisturized.
Imparts healthy shine
Controls hair dryness
Makes hair manageable
This is a conditioner that I always go back to, for a lot of reason. Firstly, its very affordable and easily available. It does a good job of making the hair soft and more manageable and also tames down the frizz which is really needed for our climate. I always recommend it to those who are looking for pocket friendly conditioners.
Ever since I started using sunscreen, this is the brand I've used. I always go to this as it works really well for me. I've tried a few other brands but nothing that has worked as well as this. When applied, it does leave a white cast but after 15 minutes it settles down. Now this might feel sticky on oily skin, it does for me but honestly it takes care of my skin so I'm fine with it.
I tend to use a lot of honey in general. I mix it with lukewarm water for drinking, with my breakfast and wherever its usuable. I've tried a few brands but for some reason I always come back to this. Not sure of why, but I do. However, it isnt 100% natural
Softens hair Prevents frizz Tames unruly hair Makes hair silky Lightweight Prevents hair fall Moisturizing
Contains alcohol Contains chemicals Bad smell Expensive Greasy Thin consistency Average results
There was a time where Loreal was the only hair spa that I would use. I loved it. Then, my hair was extremely dry and frizzy and it made a big difference when used regularly. It softens the hair quite a bit. The consistency is very thin which sometimes can be a problem. Also, its a bit expensive
Soap based face wash Not suitable for dry skin Not suitable for winters
I tried this face wash very recently and I was extremely disappointed. It seemed interesting and promising but I guess I had high expectations. While it did cleanse and add a temporary glow. It also made my face really dry. So if you have dry skin , definitely stay away.
Easy to apply
The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is the first ever base product that I bought. This was years ago...and till today, I still always have a bottle of it. That's how happy I am with it. It works well for me and just how I like my foundation to be. Lightweight, medium coverage and matte. Even though its medium coverage, it's quite buildable. Also, its affordable.
Affordable Buildable coverage Hydrates lips Easy to apply Good color payoff Long-lasting moisture Cruelty-free Buttery soft finish
After Vaseline, this is the go to product for my lips. It feels so smooth and creamy and the pigment is quite good too. It's quite buildable and looks lovely when applied. Also, it comes in a few shades that work well for Indian skin tones. Also, easy on the pocket
So I've always wanted to get myself a scrub but I couldnt figure out which one. I chanced upon this and read some really good reviews about it and so went ahead with it. However though I wasnt really pleased with it. Yes, it did cleanse my face and gave me a fresh feel but nothing more than that. It didnt do anything for my black heads and there wasnt really any visible glow.
Contains vitamin E Makes hair frizz-free Smoothens hair Adds shine Pleasant smell Less is more
For all these years I've been using serums from high end brands. But recently a client was on an extremely low budget and was looking for a serum for her and i came across this. And for the price, it's really good. The packaging is nice and the quality of the product is good too. It settles frizz and keeps its smooth
Protects color-treated hair Prevents hair damage Repairs hair damage Repairs broken bonds Adds shine to hair Softens hair Deeply moisturizes dry hair
Very expensive Not easily available
So this isnt a product I've tried on myself...but I've used it on a lot of clients. And I have to say, there are a lot of treatments in the market that claim to strengthen the hair and do a lot more but I never believed in them. But olaplex is something I totally stand by. It's the best hair strenthening treatment that I've come across. It works on damaged hair and you can see the difference with every sitting. It's amazing
Pigmented color Non-drying Easy to apply Good packaging Plenty of shade options
In the past, I've used eye shadows from Inglot but had never tried their lipsticks. Last year, I chanced upon some nice shades from the brand and picked them up. And how good are they! The formula is creamy but it does dry out into a slightly matte finish The lipsticks come in various shades
Softens hair Repairs damage Goodness of arginine and soy Strengthens hair Adds shine
As a hair expert, I'm always experimenting with hair products. And this is one product that I always recommend to those who are on a budget. Not just to those who have damaged hair but also to those just looking for a good shampoo to soften the hair. Affordable and does a good job
Lightweight Non-greasy Adds natural shine Perfect for styling Easy to use
When I started doing hair professionally, this is the only hair wax that I knew of and had tried. Over the years, I've tried different brands but I always go back to this. It feel very light on the hair but actually its of very thick consistency. It adds shine and gives a very natural finish to the hair. Also, the product is a little expensive.
Goodness of 18 herbs Prevents acne Softens skin Fresh fragrance Lathers well Affordable
Let me start by talking about the fragrance of this. Oh My God!!! I'm in love with it. I can spend hours together just taking in the fragrance, I love it that much. And that's also a major reason why I only use this. It lathers well and does add a good feel to the skin. However though, if you have dry skin, this might not be the best option. I know a few people who even use this for the face and it works for acne
Hydrates dry hair
Improves hair texture
No stripping of color
Enhances color longevity
For semi permanent colors , I think Crazy Color is amazing. The shampoo has a fresh fragrance thats not too strong. Packaging is quite nice too. It makes the hair softer and improves the overall texture and quality. Also, if you have semi permanent hair color then this will just increase the longevity and doesnt strip it out.
Restores hair health
Suitable for both men and women
Available in 5 sizes
Couple of months ago I was having a serious issue of hair fall and didnt know how to combat it. I tried a couple of shampoos but none that did much. This one too didnt stop my hair fall completely but it did reduce it. I wouldnt say there was a major reduction but at that time, even a slight improvement was fine for me. The fragrance is nice and stays on for a few hours. It does soften the hair.
Keeps lips moisturized and soft Heals cracked lips Prevents chapped lips Travel-friendly pack
I dont think theres anyone that hasnt used Vaseline Lip Balm. Years ago, this one one of the few brands that offered a product for dry and chapped lips. I've used this for years and continue doing so. Its highly affordable and easily available. During winters, this is something that I'm constantly using
Contains Moroccan argan oil Tames flyaways Light Suitable for daily use Can be used with oil treatments
I usually stay away from products that are black in colour but once I happened to try this and i was quite happy with it and so i picked up a bottle for myself. The bottle packaging is quite classy but rather bulky. It has a lovely fragrance and cleanses the scalp well. It does a good job with settling down the fly aways.
Easy to apply Waterproof Long-lasting
Takes a little time to put up
As a makeup artist I'm always looking for a good lash adhesive and always trying out different brands. When I tried the Ardell one, it was good but not wow. It takes a while for the glue to dry up and stick to the lash line. But once it does, it sticks in place for hours.
Affordable Easily available Soften and smoothen skin Pleasant fragrance
I tried this lotion not very long ago and I have to say that I was extremely happy with it. The fragrance is lovely yet not over powering. It adds a lot of softness to the skin and just feels so so good. Also, the sturdy packaging makes it great for travelling.
Prevents hair fall
Promotes hair growth
Deeply nourishes your hair
Can be drying for dry hair
When it comes to herbal products the first thing we think of is Himalaya. The Anto Hair fall shampoo is quite good. It doesnt stop the hair fall completely but it definitely reduces it. Also, like most herbal products it doesnt lather too much and can be a little drying for the hair
Prolonged hair protection
Provides intense shine
Makes hair healthy
Restores hair moisture
Makes hair voluminous
I've been a hair expert for six years now and this has been the color protect masque that I recommend ever since. It's such a beautiful product. The fragrance is lovely and mild, it makes the hair super soft and adds shine. All of this while also protecting the hair and prolonging color fadage. It works beautifully even for those who dont have colored hair
Infused with vitamin E
Extensive shade range
Nykaa is another brand that I'm a big fan of. So far, all the products that they've launched have done very well. Their lipstick range is amazing. The Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks are a must have. Creamy, yet matte. Long lasting and very smooth application. Also it is quite pigmented. One stroke is enough and it is easily buildable. And the range is very affordable.
Strong turmeric smell
If you're looking for a product to add some glow to your face, this could be it. I usually use haldi in some of my DIY masks, but sometimes it would leave a stain behind or cause slight itchiness. And so I decided to try this and it id quite a good job. However , if i keep it on for too long, it does get a tad bit itchy. Another thing that this is highly recommended for is for haldi ceremonies. Most people skin using fresh turmeric as it leaves a stain and so this has become a go to.
All skin types
Unisex shower gel
Relaxing and soothing
Mild on skin
Leaves stickiness on skin
Not long-lasting fragrance
Off late, everyone has been using shower gels over soaps as it is the more hygenic option and is extremely easy to use. And the same goes for me, I prefer the shower gel as it has a very refreshing fragrance and it feels extremely relaxing. Also, it is easy to carry around since it is well packaged . However though, I do have one issue and that is, i dont like how it washes off. It never feels like the product is completely off the body and that troubles me a little.
Lasts up to 16 hours
Unique arrow applicator for precise application
Difficult to remove
I'm a big fan of Maybelline as a brand as I feel the quality is great and is very affordable too. The Superstay Matte Ink Liquid lipsticks are really good. They have a huuge variety of shades that are very long lasting. So long lasting that they are hard to even remove. You need to use a strong oil based remover to get it off completely. It is very pigmented and doesnt fade off easily after a meal. If you do have slightly dry lips though, the finish can be really dry.
Delicious fruity aroma
Light on skin
Goodness of strawberry
Substitute for perfume
The Body Shop Strawberry Mist is all things good. It's got such a lovely fragrance that stays on for hours without adding to it. Evertime I've worn it, I've been asked about what I'm wearing. The mist is extremely light weight and doesnt feel sticky when applied to the skin. The packaging too is lovely
Gel-like texture that gets easily absorbed into your skin
90% aloe vera extract
Patanjali has been the talk of the town for quite a while now. And so I really wanted to try them out. I use Aloe Vera for my skin and so I decided to go with this product. However, it didnt feel all natural. The fragrance was somethingI didnt like too much and it did give my a little itchiness.
Makes eye makeup last longer
Revives dry eyeliner
Revives any dried-up makeup product
I started using this product years ago when I just got into makeup. And this is the one product that will forever be in my vanity. It's so multi purpose and a life saver. I use it for my gel eye liners, to intensify my eye shadows, to make my foundation creamier and with any dried out products. It's the one product that every makeup lover should have. And it's rather affordable too
Reduces split ends
Reduces hair fall
Stimulates hair growth
Makes hair silky
Makes skin firm and soft
Solidifies in winter
The PArachute Coconut Oil is one product that I'm pretty sure that every person has used atleast once during their lifetime. For years, it has been the go to product for oil massages and it pretty much still is. I use the product for my scalp, skin and body massages and it makes my skin feel so so good. When used one the hair, it adds a lot of softness. Another amazing use of this oil is to remove makeup. It removes every bit of makeup.
Absorbs excess oil
Provides oil balance for up to 8 hrs
Gives matte finish
Can leave a whitish cast behind
Some time ago, I had an issue that make my skin very irritable and sensitive and during that time my physician recommended that I use this product. And I must say I was quite impressed with it. Every time I used it on my skin, it had a calming effect. The sensitivity would settle down and my skin would feel cool. When used on the face though, it can leave a white cast behind. But otherwise, the product does a good job. Only really negative point for me was the strong fragrance.