Skin


If you have been following me for some time, you might know I am a fan of Masks and they are an important part of my weekly or sometimes twice in a week skincare routine. And if you are a new reader, then I want to mention that I had the view that masks do not do good enough to be used every other day or on the weekends, my views were changed since I have become a regular with the masks. I mask and sometimes multi-mask depending on my skin’s needs. The more I am regular, the better my skin behaves. I reviewed Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask here a few weeks back which is a nice escape for me when I am in no mood for my multiple step skincare routines. I am going to review Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask which I highly recommend if you have not yet seen the results from any face mask yet.

Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask - Review

Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask is described to transform skin’s appearance in just a few minutes with this flash-lifting anti-aging mask. It provides gentle exfoliation and deep pore cleansing treatment to leave the facial contour more sharply defined and the complexion brighter. It is great for anti-aging, blemish-prone skin, and dull skin. It is suitable the most for oily, combination and normal skin types.

The packaging of the mask is in a heavy glass frosted jar. I have been using this mask once a week and the results have been great. I apply this mask on my face and neck avoiding the eye area. I leave it on for 10 minutes and then remove with warm water. My skin feels clean, soft, and bright. I do not feel any dryness or irritation after using this mask. I see the pore size is reduced, and the skin is firm and smooth. With regular use, my breakouts have been under control and my skin looks healthy and lifted, I wouldn’t comment much on the lifting but I feel the skin is firm.

Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask - Review

The look of this mask and the texture does feel like the Deep Cleansing mask from the brand which I reviewed a few months back, linked here. The Deep Cleansing Mask clears congested pores and draws out impurities. The mask brightens skin with a glowing complexion and re-textures the epidermis. The Ultramoor Mud Mask, is a fast-acting anti-aging mask which transforms skin within minutes, the treatment plumps fine lines and tightens collagen fibers. Dead skin cells are eliminated for a brighter and more toned complexion. The Deep Cleansing Mask is suitable for dry, oily, combination and normal skin types and the Ultramoor Mud Mask is suitable for normal and oily skin. Both masks contain Hungarian Moor Mud which is extracted from Lake Héviz in Hungary, the mud is enriched with calcium and magnesium carbonates which detoxify and purify the skin.

This mask has become a favorite for my combination skin which is prone to congestion and also a great pick-me-up during the week to give an extra boost to the skin. I would highly recommend you to check this mask for oily, combination, and normal skin types, you will see the difference even after the first use.

Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask is available at Omorovicza, Space NK, Net-A-Porter, Sephora Canada.

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Kopari Beauty is not new anymore and whoever I have talked to and has used their products, they are a fan. And personally, I am a big fan of coconut, I love eating coconut (both mature and soft jelly-like young coconut fruit), drinking coconut (coconut water is one of my all-time favorites), applying coconut oil on the skin and hair. This love started when I was little and in India, there was not a single time when my mom did not put coconut oil in my hair after washing and drying the hair, that was like a must-have and a part of the routine, as in most Indian households with kids. Even to moisturize the driest skin, coconut oil was always the answer. From north India, I went to South India where I could get fresh coconut juice and the fruit on every corner of the street. It was my best alternative to all the soft drinks and sometimes I could skip the water and drink it to freshen up. All these things aside, there are numerous benefits of coconut and its derivatives, so the main point here is coconut is a real favorite of mine and when there is a brand which is all about coconuts, then the love was obviously natural to happen.

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub and Kopari Coconut Melt

Kopari Beauty products have 100% pure organic coconut oil, sourced from the Philippines. The products do not contain sulfates, parabens, GMOs, and toxins. The right blend of pure ingredients with cutting-edge chemistry is used to enhance benefits of coconut oil. I have been using Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub and Kopari Coconut Melt since last month and they have become my favorites, they are keeping my dry flaky and hence itchy winter skin on the body at bay.

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub is described as a coconut oil-infused brown sugar scrub that polishes, exfoliates, and hydrates dry skin for a gorgeous glow. It is the best solution for dryness, dullness, uneven skin tone, and uneven texture. This is one-of-a-kind Coconut Crush Scrub is infused with a uniquely delicious blend of coconut oil, crushed Tahitian coconut shells, and brown sugar to hydrate and buff dry, dull skin for a silky smooth, lit-from-within glow. The complexion is left looking polished, restored, and radiant with a sweet, milky coconut scent to transport you to the tropics.

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub

I use it on my dry skin as an exfoliator before turning on the shower, then I massage it gently in circular motions to buff away the dry skin. Then I rinse with warm water and pat dry my skin. The results are soft, radiant, clear, and healthy skin. I follow with the body lotion or moisturizer of my choice or with Kopari Coconut Melt and I think the pair works very well together.

Kopari Coconut Melt

Kopari Coconut Melt is described as a premium, multitasking organic coconut oil that hydrates and casts a dewy glow from head to toe. It is suitable for most of the skin types including sensitive skins. It is the best solution for dryness, redness, dullness, and uneven texture of skin. Coconut Melt is comprised of 100 percent pure, organic, and unrefined coconut oil that melts on contact to provide rich hydration from head to toe. Ideal for all hair and skin types, including dry skin, eczema-prone skin, and chemically-treated hair, this lavish oil is loaded with fatty acids to seal in moisture and lauric acid to combat inflammation. This can be used as a Makeup removerLip balm, Deepest conditioning hair mask, Bath boost, Super shave oil, Massage oil, Belly beauty balm, and Baby butter.

Kopari Coconut Melt

I melt a dollop in my hands by rubbing the palms together to warm up the oil, I do follow the traditional Indian way to keep the jar in hot water and it melts so nicely. Then I lather it generously all over the body as a moisturizer. Apart from that, I have used it to remove my makeup, it works great even for the waterproof makeup, coconut melt on the scars is an old remedy and it works, pre-shampoo treatment for hair, even on my kid’s dry winter skin for massaging and as a moisturizer for the body. It has come as a winner in all the ways I have used it till now. It melts when the temperature is high and solidifies again into the white soft texture when the temperature is low.

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub and Kopari Coconut Melt

Overall, both these products are great for anyone looking to combat the dry winter skin. As there is no residue and it hydrates the skin without any oiliness, it will be great to use year around. These both are keepers for me and I would love to repurchase them once these jars get over. Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub and Kopari Coconut Melt are available in Sephora Canada.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Fresh is brand based on the fusion of effective natural ingredients, time-honored rituals, and modern science which offers a sensorial experience with great results. In my Holiday Gift ideas series, I recommended the Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set in the post linked here, I have more recommendations for skincare and body care gift sets in this post. Fresh Hand Creams are already a part of my body care routine and they are amazing, I had a post about them linked here. I have used Fresh products here and there both in my face and body care routine, this is a good brand if you are looking for natural ingredients that give results. I have three gift set recommendations from Fresh Holiday 2017 gift sets, namely, Fresh Facial on the Fly, Fresh Bodycare Besties, and Pretty in Pink Lip Gift.

Fresh Beauty Gift Ideas Holiday 2017

Fresh Facial on the Fly

Fresh Facial on the Fly set is described as a must-have skincare gift set by Sephora featuring Fresh’s best selling products that help keep the skin supple, and radiant on the go. The products in this set are suitable for all skin types including sensitive. The set consists of Soy Face Cleanser (20ml), Rose Face Mask (15ml), and Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex (15ml).

Cleanse, mask, and moisturize on the go with this must-have skincare gift set decorated with lotus flowers to highlight Fresh’s radiance-boosting Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream. The ritual gently cleanses while soothing and hydrating the skin, making it ideal for everyday use—wherever life takes you.

Fresh Beauty Gift Ideas Holiday 2017

Soy Face Cleanser is a bestselling, do-it-all gel cleanser for all skin types that gently removes makeup—even mascara—and dirt without drying the skin. Rose Face Mask is a cult-favorite hydrating gel mask infused with real rose petals and soothing rosewater that tones the complexion. Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex is a lightweight daily moisturizer that provides up to 24 hours of significant moisture and diminishes visible signs of aging while supporting a radiant appearance and prepping skin for makeup.

Fresh Bodycare Besties

Fresh Bodycare Besties is a giftable body care collection that cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates for soft, smooth skin all over. The set consists of Hesperides Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel (40ml), Hesperides Grapefruit Body Lotion (40ml), and Brown Sugar Body Polish (200g). The products are suitable for all skin types including sensitive.

The set has the nourishing trio featuring cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing essentials for soft, smooth skin all over. The sweet sugar cane design celebrates sugar, a natural exfoliant for the skin, while the Hesperides grapefruit duo refreshes your senses with an intoxicating citrus medley.

Brown Sugar Body Polish is the original, natural sugar exfoliant that combines real brown sugar crystals with precious oils to remove dry areas for soft, nourished, and radiant skin year-round. Hesperides Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel is a refreshing formula that gently cleanses with nourishing shea butter and vitamins C and E while leaving a bouquet of citrus notes, such as Italian lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, and bergamot. Hesperides Grapefruit Body Lotion is a nourishing body lotion best paired with Hesperides Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel that moisturizes for up to 24 hours with an intoxicating citrus scent.

Fresh Beauty Gift Ideas Holiday 2017

Pretty in Pink Lip Gift

Pretty in Pink Lip Gift is a set of lip treatments to nourish, protect, and smooth lips in three shades of pink that can be given as a trio or separated and shared. The set consists of three 2.2g Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Rosé (a sheer rosy tint), Sugar Petal (a bold pink blossom tint), Sugar Tulip (a sheer hot pink tint).

The precious package with hearts adorned on it contains nourishing lip treatments in sweet pink tints that complement all skin tones and are perfect for everyday use. Gift as a trio, or easily separate along the perforation and give the perfect shade to the person you love.

Delivering long-lasting hydration, the Sugar Lip Treatments nourish, protect, and smooth the lips with a blend of moisture-preserving sugar, meadowfoam seed oil, and black currant seed oil. The lip treatments also provide sheer coverage or buildable color.

Fresh Beauty Gift Ideas Holiday 2017

Fresh Facial on the Fly, Fresh Bodycare Besties, and Pretty in Pink Lip Gift are available at Sephora Canada. They are great for gifting the loved ones and to gift yourself. Also, it is a great way to try the products from Fresh if you have not done yet.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


With holiday and gifting season in full bloom, there are so many options to choose from, it becomes so helpful when you get the curated suggestions or recommendations from someone you can rely upon. It is also the season when you can try new products as the brands offer special deals and gift sets curated with best selling products to introduce you to the brand. Here I am with the Essential Radiance Set from Cle de Peau Beaute which is one of my most favorite holiday skincare set till now.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

Essential Radiance Set from Cle de Peau Beaute is a limited edition discovery collection of essentials that inspire exquisite radiance and helps protect against visible signs of aging. The packaging is inspired by the timeless opulence of decorative Chinoiserie which is perfect for gifting (yes gifting to yourself too). The set contains softening cleansing foam (35ml), hydro-softening lotion (75ml), protective fortifying emulsion with broad spectrum SPF 22 (30ml), Intensive fortifying emulsion (30ml), and cotton.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

The products in the set contain Illuminating Complex EX which helps diminish the appearance of damage caused by dryness and brings visible improvement to the skin by providing hydration and a smooth refined texture.  The key ingredients in the Illuminating Complex EX are Golden Silk Essence, Japanese Pearl, Theanine and Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract. The skin is moisturized, radiant, and the texture is improved with the products. It also helps reduce the dullness, fatigue, fine lines, and helps to maintain skin.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

All the products in the set are for complete skincare routine, both for day and night. The Cleansing foam can be applied to the wet face after adding lukewarm water to create the foam. Then lather is applied to the face in circular motions to remove impurities and cleanse. Then Hydro Softening lotion is applied after patting fry the cleansed face, morning and evening for hydration. It can be smoothed gently over face using the cotton pad. For daytime, Protective fortifying emulsion with broad spectrum SPF22 should be used to guard against premature aging and providing the skin benefits. For night time, the Intensive fortifying emulsion should be used after Hydro Softening lotion to help enhance the functions responsible for ensuring the vitality and visible radiance. The cotton can be used to apply all the products in the set except the cleansing foam.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

This is a great skincare gift set if you are looking for something for yourself or for gifting someone special. Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set is available at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Shoppers Drug Mart is my go-to spot when I am looking for any hair, makeup, skincare, accessories, fragrances for all drugstore, medium to high-end brands. Here I have a roundup of the beauty products and accessories that are new at Shoppers Drug Mart – November 2017.

New at Shoppers Drug Mart - November 2017

I will have the products in different parts based on what category they belong to. First comes the skin care.

New at Shoppers Drug Mart - November 2017

Life Brand Micellar Water (CAD $9.99) is a gentle cleansing formula that lifts away the dirt, oil, and makeup without over drying the skin. It is suitable for all skin types and is Dermatologist as well as ophthalmologist tested.

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes (CAD $3.29) are little black wipes that contain charcoal to detoxify and deep clean the skin. Tha pack consists of 10 wipes, perfect for travel, gym, and on the go.

Pixi Glow Tonic (CAD $20 – 100ml) is the famous glow tonic or in other words a toner from the brand Pixi. I have used it in the past and is a nice option if you have dull or uneven skin. This is the bestselling cult favorite toner which gently accelerates cell renewal to reveal brighter, glowing complexion. Skin tone is clearer, texture is smoother, and more even skin. It also balances, heals, and soothes to give radiant, healthier looking skin.

Masque Bar by Look Beauty Brightening Sheet Mask (CAD $9.99) is a sheet mask which helps minimize the appearance of dark spots and various pigmentation irregularities for a more even complexion. It contains orange extract, licorice root, and Vitamin C. The skin is more radiant and luminous.

New at Shoppers Drug Mart - November 2017

Joe Fresh Hydra Lash Nourishing Mascara (CAD $12)  is a soft, creamy formulation which is enriched with argan oil for nourished, softer-looking lashes. The silicone brush coats lashes from root to tip.

Pixi Liplift Max in Sheer Rose (CAD $20) is a volume maximizing lip treatment that leaves a cooling sensation and glossy finish. Jojoba oil in it nourishes and deeply hydrates the lips. It gives a long-term plumping effect with a fresh mint flavor.

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz (CAD $16) is a collection of six must-have eyeshadow shades curated to dazzle and define eyes. The mineral formula is very smooth and glides easily onto the skin, does not smudges. The palette has a variety of unique texture ranging from matte to satin to glow, giving maximum versatility.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Cocoa (CAD $16) is a waterproof long-wear eye pencil that glides on to the eyelids in a no smudge gel formula and has a good staying power. It has rich pigment to give an intense color of a liquid in an easy to use pencil.

Quo lip and cheek tint in Bloom (CAD $14) is a multi-tasking lip and cheek tint in a beautiful bright pink shade.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Pump in Nude in Town (CAD $24) is an ultra-shiny, smooth, and hydrating lip plumping gloss that features LipSwell which is a natural oil infusion and glassy shine technology. The extreme volume moisture gloss formula has 3XL peptide plump complex which leaves lips looking lustrous, moisturized, and perfectly plumped.

New at Shoppers Drug Mart - November 2017

Cake Beauty The WaveMaker Beach Spray (CAD $19) helps renew and tousle the hair with this natural product. The packaging of this spray is very sleek and luxe.

The Stylize Elastics (CAD $12.99) has been a part of daily hair routine for either me or my daughter. These new stylish elastics have a collection of black, gold, and jeweled styles.

Secret Collection Silky Knee Highs 2 pairs (CAD $7.99) are sleek and sophisticated knee highs perfect for pairing with cold weather outfits. They provide sheer coverage with stretch, comfort, and durability.

I have tried all of these products for more than few times and really enjoy using them. It is always exciting to know what newness has come in stores and online and these products are all perfect and suitable for fall and winter months.

You can these out in stores at your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart. Do you see anything you need or would like to try?

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.



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