20 January, 2018
Hello Girl Bosses!!
I hope all of you are doing as amazing as I am and already geared up for your accomplishing your first milestone for this New Year. During the first week of January, my entire feed was flooded with people sharing what they achieved in the previous years and what are their goals for the next year. I was absolutely stunned and overwhelmed reading all those pretty posts and felt so happy to see girls like you and me accomplishing so many better things in life and how they plan to be even better this New Year. I am not a girl who would make a long list of resolutions. My last resolution list from my sixth grade is still pending and I had a couple more resolution lists after that which are forgotten for good, LOL. So instead of making resolutions, I tend to make short-term goals and try to achieve them in a very limited time frame. A deadline for me is so important because it pushes me so hard to get the work done.
And with a very big ear-to-ear smile, I am so excited to tell you that I have completed my first goal for this year 2018. Heck, yes!
My first goal for this year was to launch my very own Review Section on my blog and look where are we today. My own Review Section *victory drums playing in the background*. This is my first review and, so I request you to be gentle and forgiving before you start reading it. Today, I will be reviewing Hair and Body Care Range of Stately Essentials.
Ever since I received this beautiful package from Stately Essentials, I was utterly delighted. Stately Essentials deals in four major categories namely Facial Care, Hair Care, Body Care and Wellness. They claim to make their products sulphate and paraben free. Natural ingredients, ancient recipes, and modern technology are used in the making of pure and luxurious Stately Essentials products. This PR Package came to me way long before their official launch and it is a very special feeling when you get to access something exclusively before it is even available in the market. For me, the packaging of the product plays a very important role as much as the product inside it. Being a person who has a fetish for art in everything, you can imagine how difficult for me is to pick something for myself which does not have a good presentation. The packaging of the products was compact, creative and had two notes inside it one introducing Stately Essentials to me and the other welcoming me. Bonus points to the triangular box. *Now I have one more triangle to love other than my favorite pizza slice*.
The box had 10 miniature bottles consisting products from Body Care and Hair Care range with their different variations. I will be reviewing them one by one and would provide as much detail as I can.
I received 5 different variants of Bath Gels. For a bath product junkie like me, these bath gels were totally a bliss. And honestly, I could not thank them more for sending this exquisite range of bath gels. All of them were for single use. Starting from Left to Right we have:
1. Absolute Rose (Rose)
This bath gel has a creamy texture and has a strong rose essence. What can be better than starting off the day with a bunch of roses? It instantly made me feel fresh, elegant, luxurious and beautiful.
2. Burnished Brown (Chocolate)
Those who crave for chocolate day and night, this bath gel is the perfect pick. Loaded with chocolate essence this bath gel lifted up my spirit and made me just party ready. Bonus points for its fragrance which is just in balance, neither too light nor overpowering.
3. Natures Energizer (Green Tea and Lime)
Kickstarting my day the goodness of Green Tea and Lime was made possible for me with this Natures Energizer bath gel. I have the same relationship with green tea as two parallel lines have. Running in the same direction but cannot meet ever. But this bath gel proved me wrong. I loved the way green tea embraced my skin and the fresh fragrance that lime left on. This bath gel is however perfect for the summer season as it is every bit capable of beating the summer heat.
4. Icy Lilac (Lavender)
This bath gel is again suited for the hot summer days. It has rosemary in it with icy menthol that woke up my skin cells. It was good to lather up in this scented bath gel and feel luxurious throughout the day.
5. Molten Brown (Honey and Vanilla)
This is my favorite of the lot because this made my skin extra smooth and soft. This bath gel is perfect for the winters because honey is known to make your skin soft, nourished and rejuvenated in the dry weather. The vanilla essence and its soft fragrance along with organic honey is a perfect combination to maintain moisture balance and simultaneously releasing soul soothing fragrance.
All these bath gels have a very sweet and unique fragrance and they made me stay in the shower longer than usual, lol.
Post-shower I did not observe any dryness in my skin as most of the shower gels do to my skin. My skin was hydrated and looked nourished all-day long. No side effects were observed.
The next on the list was skin hydrators. Since I received this package on the brink of the winter season, I could make the most use of it. That is the time when my skin loses most of the moisture and to put this product on test seemed a good idea to me. The box contained two miniature bottles of skin hydrators. Starting from Left to Right, we have:
1. Delicious Strawberry Skin Hydrator
This delicious Strawberry Skin Hydrator is enriched with Strawberry extract which is known for restoring the skin moisture and leaves the skin shiny and prevents it from sun damage. It is best for dry skin. Very lightweight and blends well with the skin.
2. Delicious Choco Vanilla Hydrator
Delicious Choco Vanilla Hydrator is specially curated for dry and sensitive skin which is prone to sun damage. This hydrated is rich in cocoa and loaded with butter and Vitamin A. This day lotion is very lightweight and helps in regeneration of skin cells and retaining the moisture.
Both of these Hydrators worked wonders for me. My skin was hydrated, no itchiness or flakes observed. Most importantly the fragrance of these skin hydrators lingered on for a long time. They left me feeling fresh and rejuvenated all day long.
Being a blogger, it is very hard to care for my hair. Continuous heating and hair styling leave my hair dry, frizzy and vulnerable to hair fall. Normally, I do not experiment much with my hair and try to stick to the brands that I have used since the beginning of time. At first, when I saw the Hair Care Range, I was a bit hesitant to try them out. But after using the Body Care products from Stately Essentials, I was quite convinced to try the Hair Care products too.
Moving forward with the Hair Care Range, Stately Essentials sent me three miniature bottles. Starting from left to right, we have:
1. Hair Hydrator
Hair Hydrator provided strength to my hair, deeply nourished it, and made it look healthy, voluminous and left a good luster. This hair hydrator works best on dry hair which lacks moisture.
2. Nature’s Special Shampoo
This shampoo rejuvenated my scalp and nourished my hair to the roots. The shampoo is loaded with natural herbs and needless to mention, this shampoo worked wonders in treating the chemically damaged and heated hair.
3. Nourishing Hair Tonic
This Hair tonic is enriched with natural oils and is very lightweight. It kept my hair frizz free and made it look soft and smooth all day long. No sticky residue is left after applying this and the hair remains untangled.
After using all of these products, I was very satisfied with the results. Stately Essentials, being a startup company has produced quality products that are sulphate and paraben free. Most importantly, these products are available in the market now at very reasonable and affordable prices than other Beauty and Luxury brands.
1. Will I recommend Stately Essentials to others?
Definitely, I would recommend others to give Stately Essentials a try. I would still suggest using the product after patch testing because what may work for me might not work for anybody else.
2. Value for Money?
In my personal opinion, the products are quality products at very affordable prices as compared to other beauty and luxury brands.
3. Will I repurchase products from Stately Essentials?
Yes, why not.
4. Which product did I like the most?
I loved their Bath Gels and my favorite among them is Molten Brown. It left my skin supple and maintained the moisture balance throughout the day.
5. Any cons of using Stately Essentials’ products?
I did not observe any side effects of using all of their miniature bottles. All of them worked wonder on my skin and I did not see any cons of using them.
All of their products are available on their website. Click here to buy!.
So, that’s all with the review and completing my first goal of the year. Hit the Like button if you enjoyed reading this review. If you have any questions regarding the product, then leave ‘em in the comments section below and I shall get back to you at the earliest possible. Additionally, you can tell me what are your goals for this New Year and how are you planning to achieve them. You can also follow my hashtag #BingeOnBasics on Instagram to keep yourself updated with more such reviews and the upcoming fashion trends.