Product Review: Lousfa Shea Butter

I have always loved the idea of shea butter because of how natural it is. Made from the seeds that come from the Karite tree, it is not only rich in vitamins (A, E and F) but also provides UV protection for the skin.

It has so many fascinating uses, right from moisturizing skin to protecting hair and even repairing damaged nails. But I was always apprehensive about buying shea butter because I wasn’t sure how I could guarantee that the brand I chose was actually selling me the purest form of it.

So naturally, when Lousfa (Kothari Productions) came out with this 100% pure and raw shea butter, I was intrigued. Despite my initial dilemma, I decided that I would take the plunge and make the purchase from Amazon.

Packaging and Delivery

I got the product three days after placing the order, which I feel is quite prompt. It was delivered on the day that I was promised so no complaints there. Further, the packaging was quite sturdy too. The shea butter bottle came in a cardboard box and inside, it was wrapped tightly with a plastic film. Overall, sturdy packaging and quick delivery, so brownie points to the seller for that!

Usage

Just to be cautious, I started using the product on my fingertips and hands. When I opened the lid, I was pleasantly surprised to see a firm and thick substance with a buttery feeling to it. Instantly, I understood why shea butter was known for its moisturizing effects. It was soft and smooth against the skin but the best part was how long lasting it really was. For nearly 10 hours after I had applied it on my nails, my fingertips were feeling freshly cared for.

Over the course of the next few days, I found many other uses for it:

  1. To reduce the redness and burning from sunburn
  2. For massaging into the skin, especially on dry areas
  3. On chapped lips as a balm
  4. For inflammation arising from bruises or weather changes
  5. As a general moisturizer
  6. As a hair mask along with aloe vera gel and honey

Final Verdict

All in all, I found the product quite useful for regular skin and hair care. It really does feel 100% organic. Lousfa shea butter is a definite recommendation from my end.

Score: 4.5 / 5

 

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Book Review: The Inimitable Chaos of Life by Maliny Mohan

I just read The Inimitable Chaos of Life by Maliny Mohan which is a collection of short stories. Here is what I thought…

BOOK COVER:

The first factor that got me hooked was the cover page of this book. Unlike most others books I have seen, this one focused on converting the title into a beautiful cover display which I found quite innovative and beautiful.

Cover Rating – 5 / 5

TITLE JUSTIFICATION:

The title is perfect for the conglomeration of tales that just flow right through the pages. Life is messy, confusing and chaotic – yet we have no other choice but to plow through and move on with our time as per destiny. The title is interesting and unique.

Title Rating – 4.5 / 5

Theme

Initially, I thought this would be a novel, but it is, in fact, multiple stories across various themes centering around life’s chaotic ways. Each story is different in its own way and what I love most about short story collections is how easy they are to read. For someone like me, who has to make time for reading, this is so simple and keeps me hooked.

Getting into the stories, while one is about life in a small town with its perks and nuances, another launches into aspirations and changed careers. From stories of kidnapping and abduction to one which authors can relate to… the mix is unending. But what struck through is the multitude of morals we can find through each of these stories. Regardless of the intent behind the writing, they are also quite deep and thought-rending.

The writing style is simple, to the point and lacks any major grammatical errors. It is easy to understand for people of all ages and shines through as an engaging read.

Rating – 4 / 5

OVERALL IMPRESSION:

All in all, this was a great read and something I would definitely recommend to everyone. However, there is one drawback and that is that this book is not available on Amazon.

Final Rating: 4 / 5

Verdict: Recommended!

 

My new novel, ‘Twisted’ is now out in stores. Take a peak into the sample chapters and order your copy today at Amazon!