REVIEW: Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm.

Forest Essentials lip balm.

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According to Forest Essentials,

Luscious Lip Balm soaked in citric or flower juices to soften and protect your lips

Ayurvedic Name: Twak Sugandh

Description: Moisturising Lip Balms made with Kokum butter which contains an abundance of healing ingredients including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile. These fatty acids are indispensable for their emollient properties. Organic Beeswax deeply nourishes and restores elasticity to the skin Almond oil from sweet almonds is the most nutritious. Narangi is natural astringent, anti-oxidant, detoxifying. These lip balms seal in moisture, soothe dry lips, and leave them soft smooth and glossy.

Product Benefits: Forest Essential Lip Balm (Sweet Narangi Juice) is uniquely designed to replenish and soften dry, chapped lips. Enriched with goodness of Natural Butters and Beeswax this balm gently heals and hydrate the lips. Free from synthetic chemicals and petroleum products this Lip Balm contains Narangi Juice and Almond oil to protect your lips. Due to its extraordinary moisturizing and hydrating properties it seals in moisture and soothes dry lips leaving them soft and glossy.

Ingredients:

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Price: Rs.495 for 5g.

Available at Forest Essentials stores.

My experience:

Okay, I confess, I am a little crazy when it comes to fancy packaging of products. I have bought way too many products only for their attractive packaging and when they turn out to be good in quality as well; life can’t get better, can it? 😀 But, did this lip balm in a pretty packaging turn out to be worth the slightly high price tag? Read on to know!

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Forest Essentials Haul | Some chit-chat.

Hey 🙂

I’ve been extremely busy since a few months – taking a few crucial decisions, working on them, rethinking on them and the cycle continues; mix in all this my college final exams, college farewell, loads of emotions with college getting over… Phew!!!

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With all this my skin took a toll 😦 and yes, I’m embarrassed to admit, I’ve been totally neglecting my skin since over 2 months. First I realized the CTM routine I was following last summer, isn’t working for me right now. Then I got lazy and with the busy schedule I just kept postponing creating a new schedule. And now, almost 2 months later, all the hydration and softness my winter routine had given to my skin is lost and my skin feels and looks pathetic. I have oily skin which is at its peak this summer. I wake up every morning feeling like an oil slick these days. Ughhh! When I say my skin is going through an unhealthy phase, I don’t mean I get breakouts as *touchwood* I don’t break out often, an occasional pimple or two but that’s it. What happens to my skin is that it becomes extremely rough and oilier than ever. It feels it needs hydration to get rid of the roughness but then that makes it oilier. Also, my skin looks extremely dull and drab. No life at all.

So, instant action was needed!

So, I’d been looking for a new skin care routine since more than 2 months now. But I actually took some action last week.

I consulted a lot of friends and had finally zeroed in on checking out the Clinique 3 step routine especially the Dramatically different moisturizing gel(suggested by Shouri) and the TBS seaweed range. So when I went to watch YJHD(loved it btw… Ranbir!!!! I love him 😛 ), my first purpose was to visit Clinique and TBS but when I saw the FE store near the entrance of the mall, I just thought I’ll check up some stuff for which I’d read a lot of rave reviews lately. And well, I came out of the store with a very light pocket and a content and excited smile 😀

I had made a decision to spend more money on good quality skincare if I have to and save on the makeup. Because my skin really needs it at the moment and I was almost getting hyper over my skin’s state. And I have been going chemical free for my hair and the results were very evident and so, I also wanted to look for something for my skin with the least amount of chemicals. So, that’s where FE fit the bill perfectly.

Another thing I want to mention here – The FE SAs are amazing! They are extremely helpful and helped me decide on this stuff very well. They packed my order with flower petals and some perfume. Very impressed!

I bought three products –

Forest Essentials Narangi and Nagkesar Facial Ubtan. Price: Rs.595/-

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Forest Essentials Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Light Day Lotion. Rs.1395/-

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Forest Essentials Jasmine and Patchauli Night Treatment Cream. Rs.1495/-

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And I got a free sample of the newly launched Rupam Hydrating Body Milk.

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On first impression, all these are great; I’ll give you all detailed reviews once I’ve used them regularly.

What’s your current skin care routine?

My favourites – May 2013.

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Another monthly favourites post!

This month was a very emotional month! My college farewell took place and it was the last month of college, its kindof hard to accept that college is over! Spent four memorable years here and made amazing friends!

Between all this and my final practicals, project presentation and the extreme heat in Delhi, I hardly used makeup this month and had absolutely no time to try new stuff!

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My first may haul :D

I mentioned about this haul in the previous post!

This haul wasn’t planned at all but I’m loving everything I bought yesterday 🙂

I was at DLF promenade with my sister and we wanted to buy something for our mom for Mother’s day and in turn bought stuff for ourselves too 😛

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We got the Inglot slim gel lipstick in shade#58 for mom. It’s a gorgeous dark red shade, I’ll swatch it for you guys soon 🙂

I also for a freedom system concealer refill for myself. Its cost is Rs.250 but right now it’s on 30% discount.

Then I checked out the MAC Archie collection! I badly wanted the Kiss & don’t tell lipglass(Rs.1100) and imagine my luck when I found that shade is still in stock BUT I didn’t buy it! I just walked out of the store leaving the lipglass and the petrol blue liner, the most gorgeous two things ever! 😦 self-control its called!

To make myself feel better, I went to newU to check out lipglosses in other brands to see if I can find any similar to kiss& don’t tell. And I bought two lip glosses-

Colorbar Tru gloss in shade Radiant Pink. (Rs.495)

Lakme absolute lip gloss in shade Candy shine.(Rs.450)

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I felt so good later that I bought 2 glosses with money less than one MAC gloss. 😀 Thank God I resisted myself at the MAC store.

I also got a newU nail paint(Rs.50) and the Palmolive thermal spa body wash(Rs.125), I’ve read so many people raving about this, I just had to try it.

And finally! Oh yes, I got the Forest Essentials lip balm(Rs.495). Because it’s got the most awesome packaging in the world! I won’t show you more pictures right now, wait for the review 😀

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And let me tell you how the Forest Essentials people pack your shopping. They took a piece of butter paper, sprayed it with perfume, and wrapped this tiny lip balm box in that paper. Then put it in their FE paper bag and sprinkled flower petals in the bag. That bag smells so heavenly I can’t tell you 🙂 This was my first brush with the brand and I’m in love with Forest Essentials! Would definitely be going back for more stuff! 🙂

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