Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Serum Vs L'occitane Divine Youth Oil Vs Blue Nectar Ayurveda Kumkumadi Radiance Night Glow Serum

 I recently got to try facial serums/oils from 2 brands - One French and one India brand. I have done a comparison of these oils with another midnight recovery serum from Kiehl's as well. You can learn about these oils/serums from the table below.

Loccitane Divine Youth Oil 

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

L’occitane Divine Youth Serum

Blue Nectar Kumkumadi Oil


Very classy and sturdy packaging although it’s a glass container. Royal blue color container with a sturdy pump dispenser.

Most attractive packaging ever and you would definitely get tempted to buy this. Yellow color glass container with a very sturdy pump dispenser.  Not very travel friendly.

Lightweight container packaging which is not the sturdiest. The pump dispenser is given separately and does not completely fit into the container. Hence, the lid needs to be fixed every time after using and the pump is to be kept separately. Not very travel friendly either.


Pleasant smell but strong smell of various oils.

Made from various flowers and hence the smell is quite pleasant and lingers for a long time.

Smells strongly of traditional oils and doesn’t have any other fragrance. Not the best smelling according to me. In a way, you can be assured that it has no added artificial fragrances.


We need about 3 drops for the entire face and it take about 10 minutes to sink in completely. Initially, I had a FEW BREAKOUTS due to the high concentration of various oils but later my skin got used to it. The oil is best suitable for night time use as per the name. It can be a bit sticky and greasy for daytime. So stick to the instructions. As for the effectiveness, I am not too sure if I would recommend this.

We need about 3 drops of this oil to cover the entire face and it gets absorbed in a jiffy, YES you heard me right. The oil feels so light on the skin and doesn’t make your face greasy. It is so lightweight that you can also use it before applying makeup. I feel that it helps preps my face for makeup better than a moisturizer. The oil definitely helped lighten my dark spots.

We need just about 2 drops of this oil for the face. The oil is quite heavy and greasy on the skin and it takes a long time to get absorbed into the skin. This has to be used only at night on a moist skin for better absorption into the skin. The oil can make your skin a bit dark when applied but once you wash it off after 60 minutes , it does leave it very soft, supple and bright.


SGD 80 for 30 ml

SGD 178 for 30 ml

SGD 35 for 10 ml

Overall Rating

Most affordable for the price considering the various oil blends. Works at a slow pace.

Most expensive of all the 3 but most effective too

Moderately priced and can try the 10 ml first. Meant only for night time skincare

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I visited India in January 2020 and I really miss the fun times I had with our families and time spent in shopping malls in Chennai. Express Avenue is by far our favorite because it is so close to our house in Royapettah and we literally used to walk to the mall and also watch night show movies on a Friday night. 

I have vivid memories of Pani puris from Gangothri, perfumes from Lifestyle Stores , aromatic coffee from Starbucks and sweet scents from The Forest Essentials store.

Online Shopping Pros & Cons

 There is a lot of debate about whether it’s a good idea to buy clothes and other fashion items online. On the one hand, you can usually get better prices, but you don’t get to see things up close and try them on, so there are risks. There are plenty of horror stories about people ordering things and finding that they are nothing like the pictures when they arrive. Some things, like tailored suits or fitted dresses, also need to be tried on before you buy to make sure that the fit is right. However, there are some things that you should always get online because they’re just so much cheaper. These are the fashion items that you should always buy online.

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If you like buying designer handbags, you should always head online. Buying from a high street store will always cost you over the odds and even though designer stuff will always be expensive, you can save a lot of money online. There are also some great designer consignment sites where you can buy used handbags at a huge discount. In some cases, you can save up to 70% on a high end designer bag and the condition will still be great. There’s no need to worry about trying bags on so getting them online is always the best choice.


If you need glasses, you already know how expensive they can be. When you go into a high street optician, it feels like even the cheapest options are still way overpriced but what can you do? You need your glasses to see so you just have to bite the bullet and pay the price. However, there are some great sites online where you can get the exact same glasses for much cheaper prices. You also get a much bigger range when you shop online, so you’ll save a lot of money and get a better pair of glasses. All you need to do is take your prescription from the optician and head online and you can get a great pair of designer glasses without the big price tag.


The fit on a t-shirt is pretty much the same wherever you decide to get it from, so there’s no need to buy overpriced ones from high street shops. As long as you are still buying quality ones that are well made, you should be fine and you will save a lot of money. Once you find a retailer that you like, you can make even bigger savings if you buy in bulk.

You should always get these items online because they’re just so much cheaper. However, you do need to be careful when shopping online because there are a lot of scammers out there, especially if you are looking for designer items. If you are using a new site, always check the reviews and do a bit of online research, you’ll soon find out whether they are legitimate or not. You should also pay with secure methods, like Paypal, instead of putting your credit card details in.

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