A Review: First Bud Organics Tulsi Green Tea and Slim Bud Green Tea.

Honestly speaking, I was not in green tea some time back. But when First Bud Organics sent me their green teas for review, I had to pick up my cup of green tea and now, there’s no looking back. My mornings now start with green tea. Green tea is now becoming very popular with its ability to increase immunity and to protect us from various diseases, especially from that dreadful disease, cancer. Not only that it has benefits on our skin too. Let’s start with the products now. Before that I want to say a few words about First Bud Organics.


The brand: First Bud Organics

First Bud Organics symbolizes the purity of the Himalayas with a unique blend of natural ingredients of fine quality, taste, and ethnicity. The products they offer are grown naturally and free from harmful chemicals. They work very closely with their partners and manufacturers to ensure that every product is genuinely natural and is of the highest quality. First Bud is a step towards a fit and healthy lifestyle.

They have sent me two types of tea Tulsi Green Tea and Slim Bud Green Tea.





Both the tea have come with same tin cylindrical container with an inner foil in which the tea leaves come in. On the outer part of the container every details about the brand and the products are printed. The lid of the container is tightly set with an inner plastic protection. The packaging is user-friendly & travel-friendly.








Tulsi Green Tea:



  • Natural whole fresh leaves, free from chemicals.

  • Excellent antioxidantnt, deals with psychological and immunological stress.

  • Controls blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, facilitate healthy heart.

  • Improves metabolism, boost immunity, eliminates toxins from body and fights infections.




Green tea leaves: 33.4%

Rama Tulsi: 33.0%

Shyama Tulsi: 33.3%



Price: INR 275/- for 100g.

Available on: Amazon.

IMG_20170801_074655minutes.w To Prepare:

  • Put one teaspoon (2 gm) of tea in a cup.

  • Add boiling water (200 ml) to the cup and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.


My Experience:

The tea has a pure and soothing smell of Tulsi. I have Tulsi tea with original Tulsi leaves when I got cold, so I know what the smell be like. It tastes like that tea too. I drink the tea whenever I feel down or tired, especially coming back from work. The tea immediately boosts my senses up and lessens my fatigue. I drink it twice, in the morning and in the evening. It is slowly improving my digestive system too. My younger son got cold and I gave it to him too and he got an immediate relief.

So, I’m quite happy with the tea and am strongly recommend you to try it.


Slim Bud Green Tea:

  • Natural whole fresh leaves, free from chemicals.

  • Provides instant refreshment, relaxation and gives you energy boost.

  • Assam superfine whole leaves are used as base and have a strong flavor.






Green tea, Gracinia Cambogia, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Ginger, Coleus.




Price: 390/- for 100g.

Available on Amazon.



How To Prepare:

  • Bring water to boil and let it cool down to 90 c.

  • Put 2g tea leaves to one cup (200ml) water and cover with lid.

  • Allow tea leaves to brew for 3-4 mins according to taste.

  • Reuse tea leaves one more time. Allow additional 30 secs steeping time for reuse.



My Experience:

I take the tea everyday 1 hour before my each meal. The tea has a strong smell of the herbs, especially cinnamon but that’s not at all irritating. I prepare the tea as per direction.

Firstly, I want to say that don’t start it taking as if from finishing the first cup you will start loosing your weight. Loosing weight needs a continuous process. A cup of tea doesn’t shred your fat abruptly, rather it will assist you to loose weight by speeding up metabolism and keeping you satiated for longer time. It prevents the transformation of sugar you consume into fat, enabling you to loose weight.

The tea with its mixed spicy smell relaxes the senses and energizes my spirit. I am really enjoying the tea and strongly recommend you who are trying to cut up your weight to try the Slim Bud tea regularly.


This much for today. If you have used any variant of tea from this brand, please share your views.


Thanks for reading. Coming soon with more products.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.



Omved Malati INTOXICATING Jasmine Blossoms Soap: Review and Pictures.

Hi lovelies,

In one of my previous post, you might have read my review on  Omved Eye Contour Rescue Gel and you know that how nicely it had worked on my under eye area. Today I am going to review another product from the same brand, Malati INTOXICATING Jasmine Blossoms Soap. Let’s start with the review.


Jasmine Blossoms Soap ( soothe, moisturize):




Saponified oils of Olive, Vegetable, and Castor Retained Glycerine, Aloe Vera, Jasmine Flower Ext. and Essential Oil. 


Price: INR 270/-

Net Wt: 125g.

100% Pure and Natural, Cold-pressed Handmade bath bar, Vegan, Cruelty-free, and Ecofriendly. No parabens, triclosan, sulfates, artificial fragrance or colors. Only Pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and natural oils.





The transparent soap comes wrapped in a plastic paper and is layered by a moss green paper packaging on which the name of the soap, the brand name, and other details are written.




My Experience:

The first thing I wish to mention is its smell. The soap smells like original jasmine flower. When I open the soap case in the shower my washroom is filled with this divine smell. I feel like taking bath in the pool filled with jasmine.





I use the soap every day in my morning shower to get refreshed with the smell and really it does. It cleanses the skin nicely and yes, I use it on my face too. The soap is soft and gentle to the skin. That’s why I didn’t hesitate to use on my face, though I have super sensitive skin. But it has Aloe Vera as one of its ingredients and it is good for skin’s health and for any skin concerns too. The soap doesn’t make my face and body dry and gives no breakout to the face too. It keeps my skin moisturized and I need less body lotion after bath. So I can say that the soap works as the brand claims.


Overall I can say that the soap is perfect for summers, to give a soothing and refreshing bathing experience. You can buy it from the website of Omved.



Matrikas The Creative Woman’s Journal (Feather) Review

Keeping a journal is an exercise of mind with some effective results on our lifestyle. If you can structure it according to your lifestyle, it will make your days much organized and content. There’s no specific time or form to Journaling. Maybe you can start your day with a journal or may finish with. And if you are a blogger or a content writer, it will help you a lot on your journey, providing you do it consistently.


Creative Woman’s Journal: Feather


Since I started blogging, I feel like start journaling. Being a mom of two, a teacher and a blogger were getting tough for me. Among all these tasks what’s got disturbed is my blogging. But, blogging is my passion. How can I leave it? At this point, I came across a contest on Facebook, held by Matrikas Paper Products, “Scribble your heart away….” Campaign 2 and I have participated. This contest, better to say campaign requires a creative review of the received products. I jumped into the challenge and the consequent post on the journal The Creative Woman’s Journal (WRITE) from Matrikas Paper Products. Before getting into the journal, I like to say some words about the brand.


The Brand: Matrikas Paper Products:

Matrikas is owned by SFA Print (P) Ltd. The name ‘Matrikas’ derives from the Sanskrit word for ” MOTHER”, denoting the powerful energies. Their products ranging from exquisitely designed Journals and Diaries, Office stationery, notebooks to stimulate the mind and unleash the creative best.They also customize Printing, Print finishing and Bindery services. Explore their creative collections here.







Woman’s Creative Journal (Feather):

There are four types of Woman’s Journal In their collection.

Woman’s Journal: Butterfly

Woman’s Journal: Dragon Fly

Woman,s Journal: Feather

Woman’s Journal; Fish.

The Journal I have received from the brand is Feather. It is a journal with red silk cover on which golden polka dots and a feather are embossed. And all these have given the journal a classy elegant look that you always wish to carry with you.

Price: 450/-.


The pages are thick and of good quality and the ink doesn’t smudge or create any impression on the next page. The Journal is not a boring one with only blank pages. There are ruled pages with some blank pages. On the blank pages, you can explore your creativity with doodles, scribble or anything you wish. It has Adult coloring pages, Stickers for journaling, or for simple fun. Like other diaries, it has pages with columns for personal info. To me, this page is a real necessity.


Started with colors


I love the stickers





At the end, the journal has a couple of pages to help you out with the list of Books To Be Read, Places To Be Visited. These two pages will help the person who loves reading and traveling. This journal like all other journals we see nowadays also has a paper pocket to store loose papers, tape etc and a pen holder at the end.




As a blogger, different ideas come into my mind and if I don’t write it down then I just forget in my busy schedule. So, I badly needed a planner. And really am delighted to get such a fun filling journal from Matrikas. The Journal Feather reminds me to be in a light mood like a feather whatever the situation arises. I am happy to get the journal in my day to day life. It has given me a feeling like ‘I am someone special’.



Do you write journals? Then it’s a must buy for you to explore your own imagination. Buy here. You can also buy from Amazon (direct link).





Arganic 100% Organic Moroccan Argan Hair Serum

In my May 2017 ZoBag I have received another haircare product, i.e, Aryanveda Arganic Hair Serum. As I saw it in my ZoBag, I was super excited to use it and the next morning I opened the box and tried. I have got another haircare product in the bag. In my last post, you might have read about the wonderful hair mask, Banjara’s Hibiscus Hair Care Powder. Want to read again? visit here. Let me share my experience about the hair serum.


About The Brand: Aryanveda

Aryanvda Cosmeceuticals is a herbal cosmetics brand that works closely in harmony with Nature and pick only the best herbs for its products. The team Aryanveda combines the new-age inventions in cosmetics science with the ancient herbal secrets of Ayurveda to deliver global standard skin and body care products. All the products from the brand are skin friendly and free of all harmful chemicals. To know more visit here.

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Arganic 100% Organic Moroccan Argan Hair Serum:

With Arganic 100% Organic Moroccan Argan Hair Serum, Hair styling has become very easy and effective.The serum is ideal for taming rough, dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair. The key ingredients in the serum are vitamin E, omega-9 and omega-3 fatty acids with argan oil. It helps the serum enhance the shine and gloss of the hair in few days. Suitable for all types of hair.


Benefits : 

Helps repair damaged hair

Restores shine and softness to hair.

Treats chemically treated and colored hairs.

Detangles the hair.

Prevents hair loss.

Adds volume to hair.

Protects the hair from harmful sun rays.


95% Natural ingredients, Organic potent formulation, Vegan, Mineral oil and Silicon free, Paraben free, Sulfate free, Petrochemical free.


How to use:

It should be used after shampooing on towel dry hair. Take 2/3 drops on your palm and apply gently from the middle of the hair to the end. The leftover serum can be used on the top part of your hair.

Packaging And Prize:

The serum comes in a sturdy transparent plastic bottle with pump nozzle. To protect the nozzle from dirt a transparent plastic cap also attached to. The 50 ml bottle costs 600/-. Buy at Nykaa on discount.


My Experience:

I have just started using the serum and have used thrice. The transparent serum is on the runny note. It smells like Matrix Biolage Serum. The smell is very mild and doesn’t irritate my sensitive nose. I regularly use serum to make my frizzy hair manageable. I have used serums from many brands, but my favorite was ( before using this Arganic one) Matrix Biolage hair serum. You can read the compilation post on hair serums here.



As I started using this Arganic 100% Organic Moroccan Argan Hair Serum, started loving it. I use 3 drops on my towel dry hair and leave it on.  The runny consistency of the hair is easy to apply. The serum has made my hair soft and frizz free. Gives a natural shine to the hair. I can easily comb my hair now. It is not sticky at all. Three drops are enough for any length of hair.

Have anyone used the serum or any other product from this brand? Please share your views then.

You can also read:

Review And Unboxing: ZoBag, May 2017 – #BeYourOwnQueen.

Review Of Banjara’s Pure Herb Hibiscus Powder.

Thanks for reading.

StyleWe: The Ultimate Destination For The Fashionistas

I don’t know which is your favorite season, but mine is Spring. After the hard days of winter, spring brings new life, letting nature back in life and making the world think ‘Go!’. It’s truly said: ‘Spring is the nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” (Robin Williams). It’s the season of renewal, a new beginning, it brings with it bright, colorful new look and the time to renovate your closet to move over to spring smoothly, smartly and gorgeously. Before start shopping the spring 2017 fashion trends, let’s get some outfit ideas. Are you confused about what to wear and how to style them? Fear not. Stylewe has brought together all styles of life for you. So scroll down and choose your outfit for spring.

StyleWe: The Online Store For The Designer And The Most Stylish Outfits:

Those who have been following my blog for long, know well my love for the online fashion store StyleWe. And this is my third collaboration with them. StyleWe is dedicated to creating a shopping community featuring independent fashion designers. It is an online shopping platform where the shoppers can purchase high quality and exclusive outfits from the designers. To know more read here. They have a wide range of dresses to accessories, shoes, handbags, in short, everything a girl needs to style herself up.

My Wishlist From Their New Collections: 

This tribal pattern silk dress is themed with elegant and fashionable style, paying attention to requirements on fabrics and patterns. The boho style dress costs $99.00.

Spring is not only for switching to new outfits, or colorful dresses, Spring is for parties also. As now the weather is mild, you need not think much to pick up the dresses. You will get so many options to choose. When selecting party dresses you have to keep in mind few things. First of all the length. Here you need to consider the weather and event in selecting the length of your dress. Secondly, to decide the sleeves, as it may still little cold. Or if you think to get cold with sleeveless, you can opt for a silk scarf or shawl to keep yourself warm.

My Recommendations For Party Dresses:

Black Spaghetti Lace Top Chiffon Evening Dress

This halter neck A-line dress is perfect for evening party during spring and summer. The dress is from the brand Aquarius. it will give you a sophisticated look. Pick up a diamond stud and a multi-stranded pearl necklace. I bet this iconic look will inspire everyone in the party. Break the black with a red lipstick and a red clutch.

White Mesh Paneled Sheath Elegant Crew Neck White Dress

This elegant white dress is ideal for a summer day date or afternoon party. The designer of the dress is Tracy. It will give you a simple, refreshing and summery look. If you are a cool skin tone girl go for silver accessories. The gold accessories will go rightly with warm or bronze skin tones. For shoes, you can choose beige, bronze or gold metallic ones.

Visit their website to explore more black and white party dresses.

StyleWe JustFashionNow Range:

Apart from classy, elegant party dresses, sometimes you need to wear sexy dresses to look gorgeous. StyleWe JustFashionNow range has a huge range of sexy dresses, even for the plus size fashionistas. Before buying a sexy dress you should ensure that you can carry the dress comfortably throughout the event.

My Pick Up From Sexy Dresses:

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This pastel pink off shoulder dress is always in style, being flirty and feminine and undeniably sexy. It gives you a gorgeous look for any event during spring or summer. You can team up with emerald green teardrop earrings and matching neckpiece. Visit the website for plus size sexy dresses.

More From JustFashionNow:

You may have noticed that off-shoulder tops have become a popular fashion item for the day as well as evening parties. Here are my picks. Buy them here.

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*The Blogs On StyleWe *

StyleWe is no longer a fashion store only. It will help you to be beautiful and stylish through their blogs. The in-house bloggers write posts on beauty, fashion, celebrities, movies, makeup, fashion trends and more. When I first visit StyleWe blog, I was overwhelmed to see the variety of topics.

My Recommendation From Their Posts:

As a beginner in the field of makeup, I got stuck in the article where they have taught us how to contour your face. Actually, makeup is something to bring out the best in you and for that contouring is an important part of the makeup. Through the proper technique, you can get entirely a new face. They have taught in a detailed manner and have included a YouTube video tutorial too into the blog. If you are a beginner like me you will surely be a makeup pro with the help of this tutorial.

Have you ever bought anything from StyleWe? If not, it’s the best time for shopping from, because they are selling now about 2000 styles on 50% discount. And also buy one get one at 20% sale is live now. StyleWe offers free shipping for orders over $60.

This much for today. I’m coming soon with some more brands and their products.

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Start Your Day With Aloe Face Wash And Handmade Soap From Green Bliss.

Nowadays a number of brands have come up for skin care and hair care. Many of you are often confused about which product will work best and not damage the skin. Actually, it is very important in skincare and haircare to choose the right product from the right brand. Of course, you can’t cheat on your skin or hair. That’s why I am trying to give you the idea about the brands who brought the products those are skin-friendly and are sourced from Nature. One such brand is Green Bliss, the brand for 100% organic food and beauty products. Jasnaturals sent me two products from Green Bliss, Aloe Face Wash and Aloe Handmade Soap to write reviews on them.


About Jasnaturals:

Jasnaturals in their own voice,” The search for natural and beauty care and cosmetics for my personal use, leads me to this website Jasnaturals.in. I have come across many brands and companies of which some are really natural and organic apart from only putting it on the labels and being false claimers.”

Jasnaturals provide their consumers with 100% Prime Naturals and Vegan Cosmetics. Beauty Care, Bath Care, Hand Crafts, and Snacks curated for the benefits of the customer and the nature in the best eco-friendly way possible.


About Green Bliss:

Green Bliss offers a wide range of skincare and haircare that are 100% organic, vegan, chemical free and not tested on animals. The products are sourced selectively from nature.


Aloe Vera Soap: Handmade With Love.

Aloe vera earns a permanent place in many a household. Be it sunburn or to remove tan, or to treat acne. Aloe vera is one product that always comes to rescue. This gives the skin a wonderful glow and helps combat aging of the skin. Regular use of the soap rejuvenates and keeps your skin bright and beautiful.



Antipruritic, Heals Sunburn, Keeps skin hydrated.


Instruction To Use:

Apply soap on wet body and face and rub it gently to produce lather, then wash off.


Aloe Vera.


75 gms @ Rs 160/-.


My Experience:

It’s been two weeks, I am using the soap. The green color of the soap soothed my eyes on the very first day I picked it up in my hand. It has a mild scent which I can’t name but it’s very refreshing. When I use it in my bath, the washroom is filled with a nice aroma that immediately relaxes my mind. The soap actually gives the perfect bath, refreshing and relaxing the body and mind. It is soft but is not melted easily. Creates a soft and rich lather, leaving the skin soft and bright. It has cleared the impurities and oil but doesn’t make the skin dry and removed the tan from my arm and back. The soap is suitable for all skin types in all seasons. I would definitely recommend it to everyone and am going to repurchase it. You can buy from here or for buying visit here.

Aloe Face Wash:

The basic beauty regimen has three steps, C-T-M. That means, cleansing-toning-moisturising. So, a healthy beauty regime is not complete without a good facewash. And if a face wash contains aloe vera that will be a magic wand from nature. And that happens with this Aloe Face Wash from Green Bliss. You must be getting excited to know why I am saying this. So, sit back and scroll down. The Aloe Face Wash contains ingredients like Crocus Sativus which is a source of pro-vitamin A and Tulsi which is known to have antiseptic and healing properties. This improves facial skin and makes it appear younger. 



Triticum Sativum( common wheat), Crocus Sativus ( commonly known as saffron crocus), Smilax Chinensis, Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera.

Packaging and Price:

The face wash comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a spray dispenser. The 100 ml product costs Rs 275/-.


Dampen face and neck. Take a small amount of face wash and gently lather into face using small circular movements. Rinse off.

My Experience:

It is probably the best ever solution to wash off the extra oil and the blackheads from the skin. The light gel like face wash is a miracle I say. The first thing I like about it is its smell. It smells heavenly. I think I have said all about the smell, saying ‘heavenly’. It shows its result from the very first use. It has removed excess oiliness, making the skin clear. It has deeply cleansed the skin and pores, removing blackheads. It also prevents blackheads to come back. The combination of Aloe Vera, Neem and Tulsi maintains the skin’s pH balance too. It is suitable for all skin types, but best suited for the sensitive and acne prone skin. Honestly speaking, I am obsessed with it and strongly recommend you all buy, irrespective of skin type. I am also going to buy after finishing it. You can buy from here. Also, you can visit greenbliss.in to buy the face wash.

The face wash is also 100% natural, 100% vegan.

Have you used any of these products or any other from the brand? If so, share your thoughts here. 

Thanks for reading. I am coming back very soon with more such natural products.


*P.R. Samples.


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5 Lip Care Tips To Get Luscious Lips For Romantic Date Evening On Valentine’s Day

Hi pretties,

Can you feel the love in the air? It’s February and you must be preparing yourself for the romantic date evening. Valentine’s Day reminds us of red roses, soft fragrances, romantic dinner and spending the evening with the special person in your life. So, it is the time to get the sexy pout on! But the dry winter has taken a toll on your lips, making it dry, chapped and unhealthy. But don’t worry girls, follow these easy steps and get the kissable lips just in time for the big day.







1. Exfoliate:

Exfoliation is a must to remove the dead skin cells and the flaky skin, giving you soft and supple lips. Get a soft bristled brush (read baby brush) and exfoliate your lips every day. Don’t use your regular brush that will be very harsh for the super sensitive skin of your lips. Another way to exfoliate your lips with soft cotton cloth. Wet the cloth with any liquid, be it water, or rose water and gently rub your lips. Do it daily.


You can use some homemade scrub too. In a glass bowl take some sugar, a few drops of lemon juice and honey or glycerine or coconut oil. You can add 1 drop of essential oil of your choice. Remember that sugar scrub is the best scrub for lips. Use it regularly. You can buy any ready-made lip scrub from the market. Today many brands have brought good lip scrubs. You can search them here.





2. Moisturize:

I know you never forget to moisturize your face every day. But surprisingly you forget your lips. So, choose a good lip balm to moisturize your lips. You can use shea butter every day at night. Buy shea butter from here. You can dab some honey or coconut oil on your lips and wash off after 5 minutes to get soft, plump lips. Always carry a lip balm with you, wherever you go or how long you stay outside. And make sure that each time when you apply lipstick use lip balm underneath. For good lip balms visit here.





3. Protect:

Save your lips from the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays. So, pick up a lip balm infused with the sun protection factor (SPF). Choose the products with high SPF, like 15/20 or more. Like your face cream, use it 30 minutes before you step out. As lips have almost no melanin, so they need more protection than the face. It’s better to opt for matte lipsticks and try to skip gloss. Lip glosses increase the chances of sun damage. Moreover matte one can lock moisture into your lips more effectively.




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4. Hydrate:

The skin of the lips is thinner and has no oil glands. Oil protects the skin from harsh weather and from the outside elements. That’s why lips always tend to dry, chapped and rough. So, drink plenty of water. Always carry enough water with you.




5. Include Variety Of Fruits And Vegetables In Your Daily Diet:


A good diet makes your lips healthy and natural and gives you the pink lips that you always dream of. Increase the intake of vegetables or fruit salads. Stay away from spicy and oily foods.




If you follow these simple tips, you will get that natural pink lips. With them, you have to follow some don’ts.

Don’t Bite Or Lick:

Biting lips is a bad habit that causes chapped and dark lips. And licking them with your tongue makes the lips dry. If you have the habits, give up now.


Don’t Use Cheap Cosmetics:

Cheap lipsticks make the lips dry and dark and they may cause serious skin issues too. Always use a moisturizing lipstick with vitamin E or jojoba oil. And buy from good brands. Check some good brands on PurplleNykaaamazon.


So, girls, while you are planning for a perfect date night, don’t forget these easy but effective tips. Your look will be complete with perfectly kissable lips. Now, let me take an off, the romantic evening is waiting for you. Have a happy Valentine’s Day. 


Thanks for reading.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

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