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Decluttering again: August-September 2016

However good decluttering makes me feel, huge declutter comes with the disadvantage that shooting and reviews get difficult. Last two months, since I have been mostly using up travel sized or deluxe sized samples and the tiny ones as well, the declutter turned out to be humongous! I have already showed my create on Instagram. In case you missed it, here it is. You can also follow me there for visual treats.
There are decent sized products which I intend to review in details as well, but as such, this post is going to be lengthy. So, let me jump in.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night repair serum day cream illuminating serum
The Estee Lauders

Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Day Cream with SPF 15: I am very satisfied with these samples. While I did not used these for a prolonged period ( obviously), the cream feels light, but rich and softens the skin. I don't have to worry about sunscreen if I am mostly staying indoors.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum: This one is impressive. each sachet gave me two generous uses and having used these for more than a week, my skin had felt calm and soothed and visibly supple. Pity it is priced too high to fit into my budget.

Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Illuminator Serum: This one looks like a serum-highlighter. It's not as moisturizing as the other two and is lightly shimmery. Not something I want to try again,

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The second lot

Kama Ayurveda Kukumadi face Scrub: I really enjoyed using this one and since I am using second tube, I want to do a detailed review of this one.

Za True White Cleansing : At first I was surprised by how little I needed it. Then my skin started breaking out. Since my skin is already going through a bad phase, I thought it might be that. Anyway, I moved on to the next.

Za Perfect Solution Cleansing Foam: My experience with this one was exactly like the above. I am never buying it.

Za Total Hydration Foamy Cleanser: It had tiny beads and it combined with the next product I think made my skin worse. Thanks to my Body Shop Tea Tree Serum, my skin had calmed down, but once I started using this face wash, m skin has gone berserk again.

Za Total Hydration Amino Minerals refreshing Gel: Who does not like facial gels? Hydrating and soothing skin products always feel beautiful, right? It did feel so only on the morning after I had gotten new zits!

Eau Thermale Avene Sunscreen: I have used these before and reviewed these sunscreens here. This is the third one and even though it feels slightly heaby and stickier, this is really an effective sunscreen.

Moroccanoil Treatment: I have used up two 10 ml bottles. I have three more in my stock and a full size which I left home. I have been using these for months now and I would definitely do a detailed review.

Kiehl's Ultra-facial Cream: I liked this one. But since I have cheaper alternatives which wor effectively, I don't think I am repurchasing.

Ananda Spa Facial Moisturizer: I loved how lotiony this cream is and how fast it gets absorbed into my skin. I so love it.

Lotus Herbals Ecostay Kajal: having gone through three of these, I am neither repurchasing, nor recommending. What took me to make such conclusions after so many pencils? Stay tuned.

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This is a lot now!

Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Facial Foam: I truly enjoyed this face wash. I was surprised by how little was required and how nicely it lathered and how soothing it felt on my skin.

L'Occitane Creme de jour disciplinante cotrol styling cream: Initially I did not like it. But then, I am kind of neutral. I am unsure if I would want to buy it for myself.

L'Occitane Divine Cream: This one was too heavy for my skin as well.

By the way, even though the L'Occitane products did not work for me, I must mention the amazing scents each of these had. I greatly loved the scents.

Clinique Moisture Surge Cream: I liked it. It was light, hydrating, lightly moisturizing and m skin loved it!

The Body Shop Rainforest Coconut Hair Oil: I had used an entire bottle of this hair oil as a pre-wash massage oil and it did a good job. But, since I have recently found a good hair routine which is helping me a lot, I think I am going to stick to it.

Vwash wipes
VWash feminine hygiene wipes

V Wash Wipes: This is one extremely useful product. I am reviewing it soon.

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The miscellaneous ones

Vana Vidhi Shampoo, hair conditioner, body wash: Took these on a trip and they proved extremely useful. ( review soon.)

Forest essentials Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Silkening Body Wash: I have already reviewed it. Now it is housing grapeseed oil which I poured out from the huge bottle I bought.

Wild Earth Ginger and Lemon Extra Conditioning Shampoo:  loved the cooling effect it left on my scalp. But, it did not do much for moisturization and my hair continued looking dry.

That 'Pamper Me' bottle is a bottle of body lotion I had in on of my hotel toiletteries kit. Who doesn't enjoy them?

Babor creams

I had some Babor Cream swhich I saved up. But, the sachets started looking puffed up like this. So, I did not dare to put those on and I am throwing those away.

So, this is it! I am done with this mammoth task of sharing all the details of the products I used up. Hope you enjoy.



  1. Woho a big decluttering task 😁.

  2. You have decluttered and used up a lot of products.

  3. Great effort....hats off...:-):-)

  4. Wow! I never manage to finsih samples...I cut a satchet and then forget about it after a day or two and the product dries up :(


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