Forest Essentials Indian Rose Absolute Body Lotion Review

I have been using a couple of things from my last Envy Box, and it is the time to talk about Forest Essentials Indian Rose Absolute Body Lotion. This is one of their ultra rich body lotions.

Price: INR 1175 for 200 ml

Shelf Life: Almost 2 years


Product Description ( As per the website):

A richly evocative oil, Indian Rose Absolute is one of the world’s most precious essential oils. Timelessly romantic. This body lotion uses burnt Cane Sugar, a humectant which attracts and seals moisture into the skin.

Product Benefits:

This Moisture Drenching Indian Rose Absolute Hand & Body Lotion is enriched with caramelized sugar crystals that retain moisture on the skin and leave it soft and nourished. Kokum butter along with burnt sugar and organic beeswax provide natural hydration and make the skin smooth and supple. Antioxidant properties of Vitamin E and Gokharu reduce the ill effects of free radicals and give lustre to the skin with voluptuous fragrance of Indian Rose Absolute.

Since I have a 50 ml sample size, I checked the website for packaging details. It comes in the typical rectangular plastic body, with a dispensing pump. That is good thing I guess, because the sample bottle that I have does not have a pump, and it gets difficult to get the thick lotion out of the bottle.

The lotion is white in color and has a thick consistency. It has a rose scent, which is seems a bit altered due to other ingredients in the body lotion. But the smell is pleasant, unless you don’t like the sweet smells in general. In that case, the smell can be a little overpowering due to its sweetness.


The lotion is quite thick in consistency, and you have to work a little to get it completely absorbed in the skin. But once it gets absorbed, there is no greasiness or residue on the skin. The skin feels hydrated and soft after application. The smell lingers on the skin for couple of hours after using, may be for around 2-3 hours.

The good thing about this Indian Rose Absolute Body Lotion is that it instantly hydrates the skin. There is no heaviness or greasy feeling on the skin, and it gives a slight glow to the skin. The skin looks healthy and nourished after using this lotion. The lotion has a luxurious feel to it.

The hydration is not very long lasting though for very dry skin. My skin stays moisturized for around 8-10 hours and it starts feeling a bit dry after that. So if you have dry skin and looking for long hydration, this has to be re-applied. For normal skin, the duration of hydration will definitely be long. Even for dry skin, it will work better in summer than in winter.

Rating: 3.75/5

Have any of you already tried Forest Essentials Indian Rose Absolute Body Lotion??? What are your views on it???



Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser Review

Hope every one had a fun weekend. I am back with another review, and this time it is for Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser for dry skin. One of the major trouble for the dry skinned beauties is to keep their hydrated, so that it does not end up looking scaly and rough. I have very dry skin in winters, and since I am lazy, I keep on looking for easier methods for hydrating my body. This is when I bought this body conditioner from Nivea, and let me share my experience.

Price: INR 250 for 250 ml

Shelf Life: 30 months from date of manufacturing

IMG_0949Directions for use:

Use your normal soap/body wash and rinse off

Apply NIVEA’s In-Shower Body Moisturiser on wet skin while still in the shower

Leave it on for 2 minutes and then rinse off

Dry yourself, and get dressed immediately. Leaves no residues in towels

The Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser comes packed in a blue tube packaging, with a flip cap. The packaging is quite sturdy, but as is the case with tube packaging, it is hard to get the body conditioner out when you reach towards the end. The body conditioner is white is color, and thick in consistency, and has a smell that is some what chemical in nature. The smell stays on body for a while, but the smell could be troublesome for people with sensitive nose.

I use the body conditioner as directed. Firstly, I find that it is hard to wash off. I keep on getting a slippery feeling even when I have washed off many times, and the feeling is relieved only when I towel dry my skin. Secondly, as mentioned on the product itself, it tends to make the floor slippery, and you have to be careful to wash off the floor well.

Now coming to the hydrating part, I started using it before the winters, and it did moisturize my skin. But if I did not follow it up with a body moisturiser, it started to feel dry after 2-3 hours. Not impressed! In winters though, it performed even worse and I had to religiously follow it up with a body moisturizer. All it did for me that it provided a healthy sheen to the skin for sometime but nothing much.

I did not enjoy using the product that much. It might be hydrating enough for normal skin, but not for dry skin. If I have to follow up with a moisturizer after using it, then there is no point for me to add an extra step in shower.

In my opinion, try this only if you have normal skin, and find out if it works out for you. I think dry skin beauties can invest in something better than this one.

Rating: 2.5/5

Will I repurchase or recommend Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser to others????

I will not repurchase it, and will recommend it only to people with normal skin, and see if that works for them.

Have any one of you tried Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser??? If yes, please share how it worked out for you.



December 2015 Empties

There are couple of things I managed to finish up in December last year, and I thought of sharing a mini review of these products. I managed to finish some hair care and skin care products in this month. Unfortunately, I am never able to finish my makeup products, and most of the time they have to be thrown out by the end of their expiry date. I will try to share what I am getting rid off in makeup, when I manage to do some clearing off.

IMG_0175Forest Essentials Eye cream : The first one is an eye cream, the Forest Essentials Intensive Eye cream with Anise. I didn’t enjoy this eye cream, because it failed to do anything good for my under eye area. A detailed review of this eye cream is here.

I will not be buying this eye cream again. Any recommendations from your side???

Dove Oxygen Moisture shampoo: This is the first time that I tried this shampoo, and I must say it is good. It smells great, and leaves my hair smooth and shiny. A nice decent budget friendly shampoo, it comes at INR 292 for 340 ml. I will definitely buy it again, and recommend to anyone looking for a good shampoo for lifeless rough hair.

L’oreal Total Repair 5 hair masque: Another hair product that I managed to finish is this hair masque from L’oreal. A detailed review of this product can be seen here.

Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer: Now this one from Nivea has been my favorite for a long time. I know a lot of people love this light cream. I do not use it for my face. Rather, it is a favorite for my feet and hands. I love using it on my hands especially before sleeping. I love the mild fragrance and the fact that it can be used in so many ways. Very economical cream, it is a must have in my case, because I feel that every one in the family can find one way or the other to include this cream in their daily routine.

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Berry Sherbet: I have mentioned it a number of times now that I love Maybelline Baby Lips. I have just finished the one in color Berry Sherbet. Honestly, I did not enjoy these colored ones as much as I like the original ones. They are not that hydrating on lips. I will not repurchase these ones again.

Lakme Sun Expert SF30++ : I am not very regular with my sunscreens. I know that is a bad thing, but somehow I feel my skin can’t breathe whenever I have sunscreen on. But last month we were lucky enough to have lots of sunshine in the cold weather, so I tried to be regular with this sunscreen when ever going out. Initially I felt a bit weird using it, but now I don’t have that much trouble using it. It also prevented any tanning since the time I started using it.

Nike Woman Free Soul Deodorant: Last but not the least, I finished up this deo from Nike. It has a very nice long lasting smell. I will repurchase it again in the summer, as right now I am trying out another one.

I hope you enjoyed the post. Any products from the list that you used up in the last month??? Please share your experiences with me.

Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love Body Butter Review

I was not planning to blog today. The cold weather got the better of me, and I am having a sore throat and fever since last night. But since I am feeling a little better now, I thought…. why not???

I have been using Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love Deep Softening Body Butter for a week now. As I have already mentioned in my earlier blog here , it is a gift from Australia. Unfortunately, that is the reason I don’t know the exact price of this one. But I have been looking it up online, and it is available for INR 999 at Flipkart and somewhere around INR 2500 at Amazon!!!

VS Body ButterThe one that I have is White Cotton & Pink Lilydeep softening body butter.It is packed in a pink plastic tub container with a golden plastic lid. Now the consistency of this body butter is something that I have never come across earlier. It is pale pink in color, and has a jelly like consistency to touch. It resists your attempt to go deeper in the pot, so you end up using the product from the top layers only. Quite interesting to me!

The body butter is easy to spread, and gets absorbed quickly in the skin. Though it leaves a slight shine on the skin, it is not one of those look-i-have-oil-on-my-skin kinds. It is more of look-i-have-glowing-skin kinds! And I like that a lot. The only problem I face is applying it on the back, because I find it hard to apply there due to its thick consistency. But to solve that problem, I just warm up the body butter in between my fingers a little bit and it is good to go.

This body butter moisturizes my skin well, but not upto 24 hours like the Jergens Ultra Healing does. That said, it is still an amazing product, especially for normal skin in the winter. I will have to see how it works out in the summers for me, but I have high hopes given it’s current performance on my dehydrated skin.

The only con that I can find is the smell, which I don’t enjoy that much, but I know that’s just me!!! It reminds me of Vaseline body lotion which I didn’t enjoy, so that could be the reason for my disliking.

In my opinion, this is a wonderful product from Victoria’s Secret, and though it is not readily available in India, you should definitely try it out if you can get your hands on it!

Flawed or Fab???


Rating: 3/5

Will I repurchase the Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love Body Butter???

Probably no, and that’s just because of the smell and nothing else. I will love to try out other body butters from VS for sure! You listening bro and sis-in-law??? 🙂