Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil – Review, Price!

Let’s be clear, when we think about soap, body wash, shower cream, shower gel or shower oil, we think of a product that foams when it comes into contact with water. Well, that is exactly what I thought before I went to the Forest Essentials store. And I found that there was a whole range of products to choose from!

Forest Essentials Bath & Shower oils:

  • Oudh and Green Tea Bath & Shower Oil
  • Indian Rose Absolute Bath & Shower Oil
  • Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil
  • Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Bath & Shower Oil
  • Mashobra and Honey Shower Bath & Oil
  • Bengal Tuberose Bath & Shower Oil
  • Nargis Bath & Shower Oil

I was tempted to pick up a couple of other shower oils but then decided to stick to my favorite scent – sandalwood – and bought the Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Shower Oil. I have been using it for about 2 months now so here is my review!

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil

Product: Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil

Claim: Forest Essentials Bath and Shower Oil Mysore Sandalwood has unique skin conditioning properties with Organic Sweet Almond Oil from sweet almonds which is most nutritious, adds glow and deeply moisturizes. Apricot Oil nourishes, softens and improves skin elasticity. Sunflower Oil is rich in Vitamin A, D and E. Vitamin E protects skin from UV rays and pollution, is an anti-oxidant and natural preservative. Gokharu makes the skin supple and rehydrated. Deodaru revitalizes dry and dull skin. Avocado Oil is rich in vitamins like A, D, E, minerals and several essential fatty acids. It provides nourishment and is considered to be one of the best emollients for skin care. It is also rich in Sterolins (plant steroids) and triggers the production of collagen excellent for firming and toning the skin. Sandalwood Essential Oil retains moisture levels, is toning, purifying, cooling and soothing with a sensuous fragrance.

Quantity: 200 ml

Price: 1475 INR

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil - Ingredients

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil – Ingredients

Ingredients: Cold Pressed Organic Sunflower Oil 40%, Cold Pressed Organic Sweet Almond Oil 20%, Cold Pressed Organic Apricot Oil 15%, Cold Pressed Organic Avocado Oil 15%, Mysore Sandalwood Essential Oil 5%, Gokharu 3%, Deodaru 2%

How to use the Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil:

Use this shower oil on wet skin in the shower after cleansing, or pour two cap-fulls into warm bath water to seal moisture in the skin.

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil price

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil comes in a clear plastic bottle with twist open gold lid. The details about the product are displayed tastefully on two sides of the bottle. The packaging is very classy! The bottle also has a plastic stopper with hole that dispenses just the right amount of the product. This bath oil itself is amber in colour!

As I have mentioned in my post about the Forest Essentials Honey & Rosewater Facial Cleanser, I was on the lookout for a shower oil when I went to the store. I was short on shower gels and going by the term shower oil, I was planning to replace my shower gel with shower oil! Once I came back home with my purchase and read the labels, I found out that the Forest Essentials Shower Oils are body oils in heavenly scents, not meant for foaming!

Of course I still embraced it.

I tried using it after taking the shower when my skin was still damp and felt that this shower oil performed a lot like Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. Once I spread it on my body, I still washed myself to remove any excess of oil and then dried off with my towel.

This is not a very heavy oil and spreads very well on the skin. You also do not need a lot to moisturize the whole body! But my issue with using it on damp skin is that some oil is transferred to my towel. So I started using it immediately after towel drying my skin. On days I felt like pampering myself, I used to put in 10 ml of this oil in my bucket for bath. It still moisturized my skin and left a heavenly sandalwood scent!

Of course it can be used in bath tubs in the same way!

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil

Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Bath & Shower Oil

Rating: 4.75/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes

Overall I am quite pleased with this Mysore Sandalwood Shower Oil from Forest Essentials. It is a delight to use and keeps my skin hydrated all day long. I would highly recommend it to people with all skin types especially dry for the winter months! This is the kind of scent, I mean product, that I can keep repurchasing and falling in love all over again. So would you be surprised if I say that these days I am dreaming of the Indian Rose Absolute Bath & Shower oil? Me neither.

Have you tried the Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood Shower Oil? Which is your favorite bath product of all time? Comment below!

OOTD – Blue, White and Sporty Chic!

My go to look has always been the classy-chic look. I automatically pick up pieces that are non-fussy and do not need much effort to create an outfit from. I have recently started experimenting with my looks – outfit-wise specifically – and also decided to document it on the blog. Read more about why and when I started fashion blogging here.


Earlier I used to plan my outfits around black. My dresses/tops would have a black base or I would pair them with black jeans/leggings and/or I would pair them with black handbag and shoes. I had a huge collection of black stuff in clothes, accessories etc. My main reason was the belief that black makes one look slimmer. My life sort of became colourless with black ruling everything like there were no other colours in the world.

I have gotten bored of it now.

So a few weeks ago I picked up this blue and white striped dress from Bossini at Shopper’s Stop. In most plus size clothing brands, I find dark shades ruling the designs with black being the standout colour. I had to search really hard to find something black-less!

I loved the stripes which created a sort of chevron print another plus point being that it was in colours other than black. It was a bit short for me to wear as it is but I still picked it up to wear it with my skinny jeans or leggings.

So today I decided to keep the look a bit sporty with this dress and added my hidden wedge sneakers. I got these a couple of years ago when they just started trending from a brand called Hawskins Stores in ABC Mart in South Korea. These are the least worn shoes from my collection, something that I want to take out for a ride more often but somehow don’t. You might be seeing these in more future OOTD posts! I could have worn a pair of heels but that would have made the outfit go in a different direction than I intended it to. I liked the final outcome!

For accessories, I kept it a bit simple with my star and pearl earrings that I picked from Naughty Cat, statement ring that comes with the Precious Moments perfume from Oriflame, and the disco ball long necklace from a random shop in Korea. One of my close friends also owns this same necklace and we used to wear it so much back in Korea! Anyway.

Since we were shooting this look outdoors, I kept my shades from Vogue Eyewear on.

vogue eyewear

Snakeskin print westside clutch Vogue Eyewear accessories

I kept my hair in a high ponytail to complete the sporty look.

I have been carrying my Anne Klein bag everywhere so many months that with this outfit I was bound to take out my Westside snakeskin clutch. I had picked this up way back in 2009 and this is only the 4th time I have used this!

For makeup I created the strong brows – slightly winged eyes – glossy red lips look. I always love a glowing skin so I also used an illuminator to highlight my cheekbones. I will share more about my makeup and FOTD from this look soon!


There are so many things lying hidden in my wardrobe that I want to pick up again and incorporate in my looks, and feature them on the blog. I feel like I have taken a baby step in a new direction with this outfit and hope to experiment more with my looks. I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

sporty chic look



Outfit of the day (OOTD) details:

Dress – Bossini

Tights – H&M

Accessories – Naughty Cat, Oriflame

Sunglasses – Vogue Eyewear

Shoes – Hawkins Sports

Animal print clutch – Westside

On my Lips – Chambor Glitzy Gloss – 801 Crystal

What is your signature style? What do you think about my sporty look? Share your thoughts below!

Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish – Review, Swatch, NOTD!

When I look back at my life, I see all the signs. Signs that foretold that I was going to be a beauty blogger! I was always excited about makeup and skincare products much more than clothes. Eyeliner gave me confidence on my low days like nothing else could. So even before I started doing this professionally, I tested out products even though at the time we did not have access to many international brands. Some friendly neighbours then introduced us to Avon, Oriflame and later Amway. I somehow had a fascination with Oriflame (mainly because of Sweden which I later lived in for about a year). I used their products for a long time before I became a consultant. I have reviewed a lot of their products when I just started blogging, check out my Oriflame reviews. But once I moved to Korea, I had no way of accessing Oriflame. After coming back last year, I kept toying with the idea but realized it last month. I have ordered a few new products from their new range this month. And the first one to see the light of the day is the Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish Sheer Cream!


Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish – Sheer Cream

Product: Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish – 26257 Sheer Cream

Claim: Glossy, high-shine nail polish in a huge range of exciting shades. Gorgeous finish, fantastic colours at an unbelievable price!

Quantity: 8 ml

Price: 179 INR

Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish comes in a clear plastic bottle with black lid. The packaging is chubby and cute! I also like the shade of this nail paint but while applying I found out that the color pay off was very poor. I applied one coat and it was so sheer, it looked like a clear base coat. One the second coat it looked a bit cloudy. Third coat gave a bit more opacity but it still did not please me. So I applied the fourth coat and liked the colour built up.

It was a bit like a test of patience building the opacity of this nail polish. I am not sure this is everyone’s cup of tea. I was watching a movie while applying this nail paint so I did not realize how much time actually went in coming up with this manicure. But once the top coat dried, it felt good. And the manicure lasted for 4 days without chipping!

Rating: 2.75/5

Recommend: Maybe

Repurchase: No

Disclaimer: Bought by RituKT for review purposes.

Overall I would say that I am still interested in trying out other shades from the Pure Colour Nail Polish range. I am disappointed with the colour payoff from this particular shade as I was expecting a much more opaque colour but that is partially my fault. It is named Sheer Cream. It is sheer, it is cream. Anyway, I like how it looks on my nails. What do you think?

Levi’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Launch Event + OOTD!

Hi Everyone,

A few days ago I was invited to take a peek at the Fall/Winter 2015 collection curated by Feisty Fox (Stephanie Timmins). I was not feeling well but I still decided to brave the heat and make it to the Levi’s Store in South Ex I. I was one of the first few bloggers to make it to the event so got plenty of chance to interact with other bloggers including Stephanie. Here is a little bit about what I did at the #LadiesInLevis event!

Stephanie Timmins (aka Feisty Fox) our host for the event:


Once I registered myself for the event, I went upstairs  to take a look at the newly launched collection. They had a series of activities planned for us there.

First we were supposed to take our “Before” selfies from the kiosk and polaroids. Then we were asked to pick up anything from the Levi’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection and style it on our way. There were makeup artists and hair stylists to help us create the complete look. Then we had to walk the ramp in our Levi’s outfits and then talk about the inspiration behind the outfit. There were some contests for the styling and everyone had a lot of fun!

Here is the Levi’s India Autumn Winter 2015 collection:

Levi's Autumn Winter 2015 collection

Levi’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection

Levi's Fall/Winter 2015 collection

Levi’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection

Before I went for makeup, I interacted with Stephanie who was very charming and friendly. She talked me through the event activites and the collection; and then we shared a little bit about our experiences in blogging. I loved chatting with her. Then I went on to eye the new collection.

I got the chance to get my hair done and for some reason, the hairstylist decided to give me straight hair. I had asked him to give me waves… anyway once my hair was pressed straight I liked it. Of course my hair developed slight waves in like 5 seconds.

The makeup artist gave me shimmer-y eye makeup with thick eyeliner (without wings) and muted red lip colour. They used a lot of INGLOT and Makeup Factory products.

My Before and After (makeup + hair):

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I chose a simple outfit from the new collection, something I would wear on any given day. Since I already owned a 711 Super Skinny, I decided to go for the much straighter fit jeans from the collection – 312 Shaping Slim. It is still well fit but not as clingy as the Super Skinny Jeans.

Check out how I styled my 711’s here.

I wanted to go for a much more glamorous top but then zeroed in on this black and teal striped round neck top. I guess, I have a thing for stripes! I had actually planned to wear a jacket to add some glamour to the outfit but sadly none of the 3 new pieces fit my frame (top heavy) very well. So I stuck to the stripes and jeans classic combo!

This was my first event involving style so I did not have anything other than my earrings for accessories. Of course I have learnt my lesson and will be more prepared in the future. Anyhow, check out the pics!

My Before and After (outfit):

Outfit of the Day (OOTD) for the Levi’s event:
Dress – Random (from South Korea)
Tights – H&M
Wedges – Solovoga
Handbag – Anne Klein
Earrings – Six (Swedish brand)
On my Lips – Maybelline ColorShow Creamy Matte Lip Colour: M304 Mysterious Mocha

* Above outfit curated keeping in mind that I had to travel by public transport


Outfit from the Levi’s new collection:

Jeans – Levi’s 312 Shaping Slim
Top – Levi’s Black and Teal striped top
Wedges – Solovoga (Available at Shopper’s Stop etc.)
Handbag – Anne Klein
Earrings – Six (Swedish brand)
Sunglasses – Vogue Eyewear

I loved a lot of pieces from the new collection and the 312 jeans was something I did not want to take off. The 312 Shaping Slim jeans has been the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn! I do plan on getting a pair in a month or so (with the 500 INR discount coupon handed to us at the event).

Here is a shot of the Polaroids:

before after levis fall winter 2015

Overall I loved spending my day with fellow Delhi fashionistas doing what we do best! I also loved the new Levi’s collection, every single one of these pair of jeans is a must-have. I already own the 711 and am now determined to grab the 312. Of course, 710 and 311 are also on my wishlist now!

Which is your favourite piece from the Levi’s Fall Winter collection? Which is your favourite pair of  jeans from Levi’s? Comment below!

Davidoff Cool Water Woman Gentle Shower Breeze – Review, Price!

Hi everyone!

I love testing out different bath products and shower gels are my favorites in the category. So naturally I got super excited about receiving the Davidoff Cool Water Woman Gentle Shower Breeze in my September MyEnvyBox. I have heard so many people rave about the iconic Davidoff Cool Water perfume that I was very eager to try it. Now that I have smelled the shower gel and gotten an idea about the scent of the perfume, I am tempted to grab the EdT itself. That will surely happen sometime in the future but for now let’s focus on the present, the Davidoff Cool Water Shower Gel. And it smells of the ocean…

Davidoff Cool Water Gentle Shower Breeze

Davidoff Cool Water Gentle Shower Breeze

Product: Davidoff Cool Water Woman Gentle Shower Breeze

Claim: Imagine a clean sandy beach with a gentle mist of clear blue ocean and that’s what Davidoff Cool Water Shower Gel for Women smells like. With an immediate scent of watermelon, followed by Lily of the Valley, finished off with the woody aroma of sandalwood.

Quantity: 150 ml

Price: 1800 INR

Davidoff is a Swiss company originally established as a tobacco goods company. Zino Davidoff took the successful brand name in a new direction by introducing fragrances for both men and women under the same name. Slowly, the brand also launched toiletries. Cool Water fragrance, released in 1984, is one of the most iconic products from the brand. Now it comes in a Shower gel form too!

Davidoff Cool Water Woman Gentle Shower Breeze comes in a blue squeezable plastic tube. The shower gel is also aqua blue in color. It boasts of the same notes as the fragrance with notes of Watermelon, Peach, Citrus, Apricot, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Jasmine, Vetiver, Sandalwood and Amber. So basically the Davidoff Cool Water Shower gel has a fresh floral fruity scent.

Of course the perfume has distinct notes which release with wear throughout the day but a shower gel is on the skin for only so much of the time. So this shower breeze smells more fruity fresh to me with watermelon being the most noticeable scent. It is still delicious!

This shower gel lathers well and washes off easily and completely with water. I do notice any dryness of my skin!

Whenever I bathe with this shower gel, I feel like I am in relaxing on the beach. It is refreshing. The scent lingers for a little while after bath. If you want to keep the scent stay for long, you probably need to layer it with the perfume itself.  And just a little bit goes a long way!

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Rating: 5/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed using the Davidoff Cool Water Shower Gel. It is refreshing to the senses, a delight to smell, lather well and does not dry out the skin. I am not a huge fan of long chemical-laden ingredient list but since a shower gel does not stay for long on the skin, I am okay with this one.

This is a luxury product so the price is on the higher side, which is probably the only cons I can think of for this product. Else it ticks all the right boxes as a shower gel. I would highly recommend it to people looking for something special for a shower and who do not mind splurging a little!

Have you tried out the Davidoff Cool Water Gentle Shower Breeze?