Welcome to Sweet and Bitter Blog, I am Shayoni. I believe everything has a sweet and a bitter side, it is how you perceive makes all the difference. Visit my blog where I talk about the same things of daily use like makeup, skin care and everything I like.
Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel Review
What is a peel? To answer in the most basic layman terms – a peel is a beauty product that dissolves the top layer of your skin to kick start repair. So, why not use scrubs? It is said to be better than scrubs because there are no abrasives involved which might cause damage. So, this is a good choice for sensitive skin to reveal the glow within. But, peels are expensive and can sting a lot.
Good peels do sting a little but it should not be uncomfortable. But, they are supposed to – a little – to make sure that something is happening.
If you love skincare then you must have heard about Dr. Sheth’s products.
In case you haven’t. here is a little back story – Dr. Sheth’s products are developed by a dermatologist - Dr. Rekha Sheth – who formulated these luxury products tailored for Indian skin. Indian skin has melanin, more prone to pigmentation, and have to tolerate harsher sun rays and more pollution. To fight against that, Dr. Sheth’s products have more skin actives than other skincare products which are formulated majorly for Caucasian skin (fairer skin with less melanin)
They have a nice range of products which are available online on their website. Recently, I even spotted them on Nykaa. I discovered them in a store – Rangeela in Goa – a store I went just to browse because it was a very old Portuguese home tastefully decorated. Anyhow, I saw Dr. Sheth’s there and two product that went into my cart – Basic Brightening Daily Cleanser and Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel. Reviewing the Daily Cleanser today.
The Body Shop British Rose Petal-Soft Gel & Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Milky Toner Review
I was never a toner person. Then, I discovered La Roche Posay Astringent, and there has been no looking back. But, time and again many people have told me not to use a toner that has alcohol. I know I have to make a shift, but that is not happening anytime soon. Meanwhile, I am interested in trying new toners. Here I have not one but two truly unique toners. The Body Shop has these superfood masks you must have heard about. Extending the line, TBS launched these two toners.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing Hair Scrub Review
What did you just said? Hair scrub? A scrub for your scalp that refreshes and cleanses? Please take my money and give me one.
But, the more I learned about it, the more debatable it got. Especially the fact that you cannot use it on colored/treated/chlorine affected hair. Now, I am very confused. Luckily, I have a straightforward hair care routine with just five products. All of which are close to natural or as chemical-free as possible (Let me know if you wish to read about that). But, what is the harm in trying something new?
Hello from Nainital - The City with Beautiful Lake
This is my second trip to Nainital. Last time it was in 2011 with Mr. Boy (now my hubby) and this time with my Mom. My grandfather has used to come around this area for business, and he always told my mom that one must visit Nainital once in their lifetime. Nainital is no more as untouched as it used it back when my grandpa used to come but I decided to fulfill her dream to visit Nainital. Thankfully we visited during the non-peak season. I love Nainital far more this time than my last visit. There is hardly any crowd and rates for most tourist areas/activities is fixed.
This is a haul post. If you want a travel post, then let me know. Meanwhile, check my Instagram feed. I am spamming Instastories with pictures of the blue sky, blue-green lakes, and yummy food.
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter, Scrub, Shower Cream, Hand Cream, and Body Mist Review
I thought maybe Delhi winter is over, but it is not. The temperature dropped again. I am not complaining here. I am happy. I know that once these cozy blanket days are gone, we will be sweating from all our pores in Delhi summer. Its either ice or fire in Delhi. There is nothing in between. Le sigh.
In this weather, the one thing that encourages me to take a shower is The Body Shop Shea range. I first discovered the Shea body butter back in 2010. It was my first body butter. Back then there was hardly any brand having shea products. The nutty aroma of shea made me feel as I am in a safe cocoon unharmed by the world. (I used to live in a Gurugram PG back then.) I kept the tub beside my pillow. Using it was my everyday ritual. Over the years, I have used all the products from the range of the soap and body lotion. The only thing I haven't used is the Shea Beautifying Oil.
Also, now, we have several shea butter products available in India. So far, I have failed to find anything up to the match of The Body Shop.
Now, sitting in Nainital (where the temperature is lower than Delhi), I realize how much I love this. Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Eh?
Skincare and Beauty Product Empties and Repurchases
2017 wasn't a great year for my skin. (Read: Forehead acne). Majorly because I was hardly taking care of my skin during summer. But, in the last couple of months, I was trying to be more regular. As a result, I was reaching out to my favorites, and hence, this post majorly has products that get over are and were instantly repurchased :D
So, read more to see my favorites and products which didn't make the cut.
Let's start with what got repurchased. The following products are my favorite. Add The Body Shop Rainforest Shampoo in the following list, and you have my 'Favorites That I Always Repurchase List'