*** GIVE AWAY CLOSED & WINNER ANNOUNCED ***
Last month I spoke about yet another awesome brand, Burst of Happyness and I was super happy to have written about it in the Brand Focus section. And as I mentioned in my post, I picked up and was also sent a major haul of the products that I have begun to try and some that I am yet to try!
Burst of Happyness Product Review – What a Girl Wants
The first product that I started using was the facial cleanser What a Girl Wants. With the onset of summer my skin starts getting oily and I am always in need of a cleanser that does not dry out my face completely. The name had a very Lush feeling to it and I was super keen to try this cleanser. Now I have no clue why the pics turned out brown, but the product is actually a dull grey.
You don’t need too much of this cleanser and I would recommend one to try the 50 gm tub first (priced at INR 200) first to check how it suits your skin type. The first fragrance that I got was of tea tree oil followed by a hint of lavender. What it also has is a base of rhassoul clay jojoba oil and rose petals. That is all that it contains. The ingredient list is something Shreya does not believe in hiding from the customers.
I have been using this for a week and a half now, a good time frame to check how the product suits my skin. It has a soft yet crumbly texture to it that allows you spread it easily like a cleanser. The rose petals and the crumbly texture allows it to act like a very mild exfoliator that cleanses your skin very well. It did dry out my skin after the initial half a dozen washes, but not after that. I call it the adjusting period when your skin is getting used to a product.The cleanser is non greasy and you need to take less than half a teaspoon and mix it with water and use like a normal cleanser. Wash off with luke warm water for best results. I do not need to follow up with a moisturiser.
Post the adjusting period, the cleanser worked well for my skin. It cleans your skin really well of the impurities, dirt and grime that may have accumulated through the day. It leaves your skin looking visibly brighter. And when I use most new products I face a slight breakout, but my skin was not affected with this.
A bit about the products in the cleanser:
- Rhassoul Clay: Rich in magnesium, silica, potassium and calcium. It also helps to absorb the excess oils of the skin without disturbing the natural moisturising abilities of the skin. Regular usage can improve skin elasticity.
- Tea Tree oil: Helps combat acne related issues and the anti bacterial properties help
- Lavender Oil: Helps to calm and soothe the tired skin
Note that I am not a make up person, so I am not aware of how it will fare with people who are washing the face with the make up on.
How to use?
Scoop out half a teaspoon of the cleanser, mix with water to make a paste and rub in small circle. Rinse off with luke warm water. Do not use wet fingers to take out the cleanser to avoid contamination. Also do note that this is a preservative free product so do no get water into the jar. Yes, I have also used this as a face mask and would recommend it to you too but not more than once a fortnight.
Price and Shelf Life
Priced at INR 380, this 100 gm jar of handmade clay facial cleanser comes with a six month shelf life and it is advisable that you use it within 3 months of opening the product. You also get a smaller variant of the cleanser that is priced at INR 200 for a 50 gm jar.
Would you like to win this awesome cleanser and a bathing bar of YOUR choice? This is going to be a fab give away and all that you need to do is two things:
- Tell me which is the product that you love from the range of Burst Of Happyness. Get creative!
- Sign up for the newsletter of Burst Of Happyness and leave a comment on the post stating that you have signed up.
Ta-da! You are done. That is all I need and you need to do to qualify for this give away. The give away ends on
25th may 2014 31st May 2014!.
Summarising the Experience: ‘What A Girl Wants Facial Cleanser’ from Burst of Happyness helps to effectively remove the dirt and grime that may have accumulated all through the day. It leaves your skin looking visibly cleaner and refreshed with prolonged usage. The cleanser is perfect for combination, oily and acne prone skin. This 100% natural and vegan product is a MUST BUY as I have found it to be value for money.
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I have used almost all of her products and my favourite remains the Carrot-Oats-Kaolin Clay bathing bar. It smells divine, looks so yum that I still have no idea how I have stopped myself from actually tasting it 😛 That reflects how natural it is and I could not ask for more.
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1. I like the olive oyl soap because it is all natural with no toxic chemicals in it and I have been looking for a pure olive oil soap everywhere online but either found it mixed with something else or with coloring which i hate .
olive oil is extremely good for the skin and in europe and the mediterranean they use it to drink , cook , and for everything ..
I have an addiction like you Pratibha for good all natural products and am happy when I see bloggers like you making others aware about using safe makeup and products .
2. subscribed under my email
thanks for the chance
Well, I haven’t used any product from the range but would love to try the Just Like Heaven facial cleanser as I think my dry-combination sensitive skin would find it perfect. It promises of some antiaging ingredient too and I am zeroing in on a an antiaging regime as I’ll hit 30 this year! I never use a scrub as it severely aggravates my sensitive skin. So I think this cleanser solves all my problems!
And yes, I subscribed to the mailing list yesterday 🙂
Well, I haven’t used any product from the range but would love to try the Just Like Heaven facial cleanser as I think my dry-combination sensitive skin would find it perfect. It promises of some antiaging ingredient too and I am zeroing in on an antiaging regime as I’ll hit 30 this year! I never use a scrub as it severely aggravates my sensitive skin. So I think this cleanser solves all my problems!
And yes, I subscribed to the mailing list yesterday 🙂
Prats, I have already been using Carrot-Oats-Kaolin Clay bathing bar and the lip balm more than a week now and both the products are amazing 🙂 The French Red clay is still due to use which was sent by shreya as a sample product.. Will shortly start using this one too and let u know my review…. 🙂
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Hi, I signed up too. All products are looking yummy and I think I liked – Olive Oyl bathing bar but, which interested me most was shampoo bars? and they seem to be awesome ingredients what with the names, Beer N Aloe Shampoo Bar & coconut milk and henna? Would love to try the Beer N Aloe Shampoo Bar 🙂
Looks like a great product to try!! The packaging is pretty too :).
Corinne rodrigues says
Sounds super cool. Checking it out, Prats.
Vidya Sury says
🙂 I am so lazy with all this stuff. But I love your review!
Shailaja V says
I am not a make-up person either but I don’t have oily skin. SO will this work on normal to somewhat dry skin? My skin dries out in the winter, more than Summer though. Beautiful write up!
I don’t usually wear makeup. It looks a lot like brown sugar!! Great review of the product. Wish I could get some here in the US. My daughter could really use a good cleanser. ♥
Shruti Lakshman says
Hello there, I have used the Beer N Aloe Shampoo Bar and it is AMAH-ZING. Though I still need to use a conditioner afterwards but love it.
I am legally allowed to drink but I don’t. If not in my tummy, atleast let my hair enjoy the benefits of beer:)
And I have a dying aloe plant in my house too. But lazy me!
Before I forget- I have signed up 🙂
Great review, sounds and looks very effective but I am a one cream for all occasions person and would not do justice to the products. The Lager Lather looks good 🙂
Hiii.. Burst of happyness seems so blissful n yummy to me..I have placed my first order today n too excited to get my hands on the products.
Although I love each n every product listed there,but if I have to choose 1,it would be WORKING GURL
Because it seems so fresh n full of natural goodness. Every time I see that,I get tempted to order that.. It feels like a daily dose of pampering that every girl deserves,n also a blessing for the super busy working gals who can’t find enough time for their skin worries..
I would love to win this giveaway because these days,I’m going totally crazy about chemical free products.
And yes,I have signed up 🙂
Pooja Sharma Rao says
Delhi has recently earned the tag of being the most polluted city who would want to pour more chemicals onto one’s skin after a day out in that air.
I would love to use and feel Just Like Heaven Cleanser.
For a no makeup girl like me a clear skin is all my style and these products seem to be just right for that.
Pooja Sharma Rao says
have subscribed to the newsletter.
Shilpa Garg says
Hear about these products for the first time here!! Thanks for sharing about these handmade bath and body treats. They look and sound simply great! I liked the shampoo bars, must try that out! But was wondering if we need a conditioner after using a shampoo bar!
I liked the facial cleaners you reviewed above too. My skin can do with some pampering! 🙂
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super excited!!! checking it out first thing 🙂
I had been lusting after Shreya’s products since day 1! I have tried more than half of her soaps and I love french red clay soap the best! It has a heavenly mild smell and leaves my skin softer than ever!
Would love to try out the Carrot-Oats-Kaolin clay bathing bar after reading many raving about it…. plus I could really use an anti blemish bathing bar…. and yes I signed up for the newsletter. 🙂
sangeetha menon says
Signed up for the newsletter. I would love to own an A wash to remember body scrub. Post motherhood , when there is no time for anything except for a quick n short bath , this scrub would add to the gloryfying effect of having a pampered bath cum spa. The product looks tempting and am sure it will live it to the claims ; Truly A wash to remember 🙂
I would love to try “What a Girl Wants” facial cleanser since it seemed to have used the least amount of water in the manufacturing process.
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Hi Pratibha, I discovered the Burst of Happiness website rather serendipitously awhile back. ( yes, even before your review, surprisingly). As I explored her website, I was absolutely fascinated to read about the soap making process (The making of true desi) she had posted on her blog. It not only gave me insights about the process ( which I was very curious about anyways) but also about the creator of BOH. I thought to myself here is someone who is very creative, open and confident in her space. I write this not to win the giveaway (although that would be amazing too ) but to share my thoughts and show appreciation.
I haven’t tried anything yet (it’s just a matter of time) but I’m really eyeing lager lather and coconut milk hair and body bars, they are rather unique in the Indian soapy market. ‘Feels like heaven’ is another thing I’m coveting. And obviously I’ve signed up for her newsletter already.
Hi Pratibha , i read about burst of happiness on your site and i am about to place and order. I really wanted to try this cleanser how ever its out of stock 🙁 … I love everything about their products esp the names so creative .. I have signed up got a 10% discount too 🙂 I think my fav is ocean bed 🙂
I like the burst of hapyness clay cleanser.Never tried it but would live to try.
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