Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Avoid these style mistakes that make you look older

They say “age does not matter”, but for some it really does, and one just makes too many fashion mistakes to make it more noticeable. Find out what these errors are and why?


1. Wearing matte dark lipstick
It can be flattering for some women especially in the office where formality is important. Matte lipsticks exudes sophistication and power when you wear it. But avoid doing so for everyday use, it’s just too “severe”for a day look out in the park or in the mall. 

Oriflame The One Long Wear Nailpolishes in Fuchsia Allure & Strawberry Cream

Oriflame The One has launched its Long Wear Nailpolishes with 10 beautiful shades. Here are the last 2 shades for you- Oriflame The One Long Wear Nailpolishes in Fuchsia Allure & Strawberry Cream.


About Oriflame The One Long Wear Nailpolish:
Developed with Expert Gel Technology, Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish promises to give vibrant, even colour & amplified chip-free shine. It is a part of the Long Wear Range


Price: Rs.299

MAC for AIFW Day 3

EKA by Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist, M.A.C India.


Step by step on how to achieve the look:

1. Start with Fix+, an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance and helps prepare the skin


2. Next apply the Studio Moisture Cream, a super-rich creamy moisturizer boosted with skin-nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin and Promotes a healthy radiance

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dream, Do, Dare for a #DigitalIndia

India, a developing nation with most of the land being dominated by rural regions, is striving her best to empower the economic structure of the nation by introducing and implementing new methods in all aspects, including education and technology.


The ruling government's motto of making India technologically advanced, along with the inception of E-Governance for a #DigitalIndia needs the support from all of us, we the people of the country. E-Governance wants to go digital in all aspects, starting from education to investments and handling individual finances. The vision is noble and will definitely bring about a positive change in the lives of many. 

A digital India will bring about improvement in a multiple factors.:

Education: With the advent of #DigitalIndia the dream of spreading education to each and every household will not be far off. Ease in finding educational institutes, counselling for the right courses and guidance for a better future can be achieved quite easily. 

Essence Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil Review

I love shades like Teal, Turquoise, Jade etc. So when I received the Essence Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil in Urban Jungle I was so happy.


About Essence Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil:
The latest trend from Asia: gel eyeliner in a pen-shape. instead of in a tub, the soft, waterproof and long-lasting texture of the gel eye pencil waterproof comes in a retractable pen. velvety and highly-pigmented, these pens offer intensive eyeliner styles.
These are available in 6 jewel toned shades.


Price: Rs.259

Best Home Delivery Restaurants for Bengali Food in Mumbai

There will be a selective few who will not enjoy Bengali Food. However, in Mumbai there are a very few options of Bengali Food, specially when it comes to order food online. Being a Bengali with a passion for food, I often miss some delicacies that are very common back home, but due to lack of time and ingredients can never actually prepare those. However, after a thorough study here I have listed few home delivery restaurants in Mumbai for authentic Bengali cuisine.

Image courtesy: blog.bookyourtable.com

Bijoligrill: Situated at Hiranandani, Powai, Bijoligrill serves authentic Bengali cuisine. Their Aam Panna drink, Bangla Polao, Mochhar Ghonto are finger licking delicacies anyone would love to indulge in. Being a Bengali restaurant their variety of fish preparations also deserve a special mention. The Fish Fry, Ilish Maccher Paturi and Daab Chingri are definitely their finest ones. They are just a call away at +(91)-22-67303919

MAC for AIFW – Day 2

Abraham and Thakore by Mickey Contractor, Director of Makeup Artistry, M.A.C India. 


Step by step on how to achieve the look:

1.       Start with Fix+, an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance and helps prepare the skin
2.       Next apply the Studio Moisture Cream, a super-rich creamy moisturizer boosted with skin-nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin and promotes a healthy radiance.
3.       Correct and Conceal using the Pro Concealer and Correct Palette
4.       Apply Half‘n’ Half Lipstick on cheeks
5.       Apply the Embark and Carbon Eye Shadow
6.       Line the eyes with Blacktrack Fluidline Eyeliner Gel
7.       Apply a coat of 3D in Extra Dimension Mascara on the lashes for extra volume
8.       Brows should be well groomed and defined
9.       Line lips with Stripdown Lip Pencil and finish off the look with Yash Lipstick

Sunday, March 29, 2015

My Envy Box March 2015 Review

Hey everyone, hope all of you are doing great. So, today I'm going to review My Envy Box March 2015 edition. I was quite thrilled to receive it. The March Envy Box is a special edition for women's day. So, without wasting much time let's get into it.



About My Envy Box: 

My Envy Box is basically a subscription box which comes with samples from luxurious brands. My Envy Box is based out of New Delhi and launched their services in August, 2013. They have three sections in the website:



The Envy Box: Each month subscriber will get a box of samples of leading beauty products 



Content: Learn about the latest product and trends in beauty from our beauty experts at Elle magazine and our in-house beauty experts. 

Face Washes for all from Dr.Batra's

Hello beautifuls, hope you are doing great this weekend. Today I will be introducing you to the newly launched face washes from Dr. Batra's.


Dr. Batra's Insta Glow Face Wash:
Enriched with turmeric Dr. Batra's Insta Glow Face Wash is good for all skin types. The herb has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which add a natural glow to the skin. Turmeric also has skin rejuvenating properties and repairs facial skin damage caused by sun rays and various pollutants.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sands for Soapaholics Nutty Vanilla Bathing Soap Review

How tempting does it sound to get yourself indulged over a large dollop of chocolate icecream, covered with vanilla cream and sprinkled with freshly ground coconut? Mouth-watering? Keep on reading while I review the Sands for Soapaholic Nutty Vanilla Bathing Soap.


About Nutty Vanilla Bathing Soap:
Vanilla is one of those words that can make you drool. Rich in vitamins and antioxidant properties, it protects and soothes like no other. We added fresh Coconut to hydrate your skin. And as if that wasn’t enough, we then went on to blend in Cocoa Butter for that smooth finish.


Price: Rs.360 for 75 g
Rs.480 for 100g
Rs.960 for 200g
Rs.2400 for 500g
Available here

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aroma Magic Anti Ageing Combo Pack Review

Ok beauties, I have to attend a family wedding in a few days and I am in a pampering mode with lots of face packs and exfoliators. Today I will be talking about the Aroma Magic Anti Ageing Combo Pack, which is a combination of Aroma Magic Firming Glow Pack and Aroma Magic Firming Gel.


About Aroma Magic Anti Ageing Combo Pack:
The combination of Firming Gel and Firming Glow Pack lightens your skin tone giving you an instant face lift. Together they smoothen wrinkles and lines and tighten the skin, leaving you with a subtle glow. Skin looks visibly younger, softer and radiant.

Price: Rs. 450 Available here

Get the Looks by M.A.C. Cosmetics from Amazon India Fashion Week Day 1

1. Anju Modi by Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist, M.A.C India.


Step by step on how to achieve the look:

1.       Start with Studio Moisture Cream, a super-rich creamy moisturizer boosted with skin-nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin and Promotes a healthy radiance


Eeshha Herbal Anti-Ageing Pomegranate and Squalene Face Pack Review

Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a great time. So, today I'm going to review EESHHA HERBAL ANTI-AGEING POMEGRANATE AND SQUALENE FACE PACK. This is the fifth product in my Eeshha Herbal kit. Since, it's an anti-ageing product I didn't try it on me. I decided to give my mom a pampering session once a week. So, without wasting time let's see her experience on her face-pampering session.


ABOUT EESHHA HERBAL ANTI-AGEING POMEGRANATE AND SQUALENE FACE PACK: Squalene is an anti-oxidant, that prevents UV damage and formation of age-spots, promotes cell growth and act an anti-bacterial .Pomegranate is a natural source of anti-oxidants, helps in reducing wrinkles and has excellent anti-ageing and toning properties. Supports Repairing and Toning.

Price: 199/- for 100.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polishes in London Red & Ballerina Rose Review, Swatches and Application

Oriflame has come up with 10 new shades of Nail polishes with it’s the One Range. Today I will be reviewing the Oriflame the One Long Wear Nailpolish in London Red & Ballerina Rose.


About Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish:
Developed with Expert Gel Technology, Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish promises to give vibrant, even colour & amplified chip-free shine. It is a part of the Long Wear Range


Price: Rs.299

SOS: Antioxidant Therapy

Hey girls, do you agree that when we hit our 30's a whole lot of skin related issues start bothering us? Well, I face a lot of these, specially pigmentation, dull skin and above all enlarged pores. I sometimes require to renew my skin with an at-home pampering session. Anti-oxidant rich products are great for skin renewal. These are known for help improving skin texture by refining pores, renewing cells and doing away with spots. Once in a while I treat my skin with a very useful antioxidant Therapy session.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Treat Your Lingerie the Right Way

Lingerie is the closest thing to your skin. But we often ignore when it comes to getting the right shape, size or fit. A good quality lingerie not only improves the body shape, but also makes your favourite dress look more complementing on you. Like taking the right precaution to choose the perfect lingerie, one needs to take care of it in a proper way too.


Like some exclusive dresses that we buy for special occasions, one should invest in some basic lingerie sets, like a nude, a black and one very special one that makes her look & feel more feminine. It is very important to take care of these inner wear, so that they remain in good condition for a long time.  Here are certain tips to take care of your lingerie:

1.     Wash them before use: It may sound weird, but it is always advisable to wash the lingerie before using them. This is because there are a lot of trials going on stores, and you really do not want to use something that has been tried by others without sanitizing it. 

#KellogsWaleGuptaji, We are coming for Nashta

Are you just like me, who gets lost when it comes to Nashta? Yes I cook my meals at home and I do not have a help for cooking. Making the lunch and dinner is quite easy and I often plan that from beforehand. However, when it comes to Nashta, I often end up just having boring bread and tea. Yes my Nashta most of the time suffers from the lack of variety.


Lack of time and laziness often retrieve me to put in the extra effort that is required to prepare a good wholesome breakfast. However, a healthy breakfast is key to good health. Bread, milk etc. are good for your health, but do they really satisfy your taste buds? I guess no. What if for a break you are being invited to someone’s place for a healthy and tasty breakfast?

No wonder, my enthusiasm and excitement has crossed limits as #KellogsWaleGuptaji has called us for Nashta. I do not know what’s cooking, but I am sure it is definitely going to be healthy and tasty. Look at how the neighbours try to flock to Guptaji’s place just for breakfast. It may not be fair for Mr. Gupta, Master Gupta and Miss Gupta. But Mrs. Gupta seems to be delighted and unfazed by the sudden demand of everyone.

Jewelry Haul from Flipkart.com

The title may sound strange, but believe me girls, Flipkart.com do have some outstanding jewelry pieces at affordable rates. I am not really an avid online shopper but if I am buying online , I make sure I do it from Flipkart.com


This time I was going through their Fashion Jewelry section and left stunned by their collection. All you need to have is patience while browsing the section as there are innumerable pieces. However Flipkart.com has made the search options very easy and you can actually filter according to the type of jewelry, price range etc. As you know I love statement necklaces, I selected 2 Necklaces to go with my sarees.I do not wear sarees quite often, but I have to attend a family wedding in a few days. and I will be wearing saree for all the functions. While the nights will be mainly with heavy sarees like Benarasi, Kanjeevaram etc, the days will be more of chiffons and cottons. The 2 neck pieces that I had selected from Flipkart.com are suitable with these kind of light sarees.

Indian Earthy Naturals Lime & Coconut Lip Balm Review

Hello beautifuls, after a long time I am bringing to you the review of a lip care product. Here is the Indian Earthy Naturals Lime & Coconut Lip Balm which is 100% natural.


About Indian Earthy Naturals Lime & Coconut Lip Balm:
Made with nourishing Virgin extra lights oils, shea butter, kokum butter, pure beeswax, and lime essential oil. As you apply this lip balm, you inhale the scent of fresh limes...what a perfect and lemony way to keep your lips nourished. Lime lovers will adore this...you will feel refreshed each time you apply this natural balm.


Price: Rs.150 Available here

Monday, March 23, 2015

Oriflame The One Longwear Nail Polishes in Night Orchid, Ruby Rouge & Cappuccino Review, Swatch & Application

Oriflame The One has launched its new NailPolishes which are longwear. Today I will be reviewing the colours-Night Orchid, Ruby Rouge & Cappuccino.


About Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish:
Developed with Expert Gel Technology, Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish promises to give vibrant, even colour & amplified chip-free shine. It is a part of the Long Wear Range


Price: Rs.299

Inatur Herbals Oil Control Face Wash Review

Summer is almost here and so are thousands of issues related to pimples, oiliness, shine and dullness. All we need during this time is a cleanser that ensures to check oiliness. Today I will be reviewing the Inatur Herbals Oil Control Face Wash that claims to do the same.


About Inatur Herbals Oil Control Face Wash:
Cleansing of your skin is an important daily ritual that is to be followed to remove excess oil, dust, perspiration, makeup and allow the skin to have some breathing space.
Inatur’s oil control face wash is enriched with Neem- that has anti-bacterial properties, helps in controlling pimples & acne and their recurrence. Clove oil- that prevents acne and kills infections, Basil- detoxifies the skin, improves the skin tone & prevents blackheads and Miliglobules- that provide gentle exfoliation. 
It helps to open clogged pores, eliminates impurities and excess oil and also prevents occurrence of pimples.


Price: Rs.170 for 150 ml Available here

A Rosy-Nutty Bath for Summers

Hey my lovelies, enjoying Spring time? Well, summer is almost knocking on our doors and we can already feel the heat. Along with summers comes the issue of excessive perspiration and body odour. Personally I do not use deodorants. I like to use scented bath products and try to layer scents either from the same family or ones that complement each other. Today I will be talking about a Rosy-Nutty Bath Combo Set that I love to use for a lovely cocktail of rose and coconut smell.


Scrub with The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub:

                                                                    Available here
I have dry body skin and I love to use creamy scrubs for The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub suits my preference. It is refreshing, has kernels that gently slough off the dead cells and is creamy enough to keep your skin smooth and hydrated. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

L81 Rose Petal Handmade Soap Review

I am back again with a handmade soap and this time it is the L81 Rose Petal Handmade Soap.


About L81 Rose Petal Handmade Soap:
Made with 100% Natural Rose Petals and Rose Oil for fairness and softening the skin Rose flowers has natural qualities to help your skin Premature Aging Acne Scarring Sun Burn Skin Hydration Improves Skin Tones Pigmentation Vamika recommends use Daily for Spa Treatment at home!


Price: Rs.250 for 100g Available here

Make happy, Be Happy

A person may buy everything that he needs, but he cannot buy happiness. This reminds me of the old story, where a king who has got all the riches in the world, but still never feels happy and wonders how a homeless man always spends his entire day smiling his way out. 

Happiness by any means cannot be bought or taken, it is a feeling from within. When I was young my English teacher often used to tell me, “Make happy be happy”. He was and will be my favourite teacher. He was a cancer survivor, and I never saw him being rude or scolding others in the class. There was always a smile in his face that never faded. I wish I had learnt to possess the same power as hi, the power of being happy all the time. But alas, happiness can neither be learnt, nor inherited. However, there are some things that can be learnt or inherited to be happy.

Banjara's Multani + Aloe Vera 15 Minute Face Pack Review

If I believe in something for deep cleansing, it has to be a good face mask. To get rid of excess oil and dirt, nothing can come in close to a face mask. Today I will be reviewing the Banjara's Multani+ Aloe Vera 15 Minute Face Pack.


About Banjara's Multani + Aloe Vera 15 Minute Face Pack:
Banjara's 15 minutesFace Pack Multani + Aloe vera is unique blend of multani mitti and Aloevera extract to give you clear and radiant skin. Multani mitti cleanses the skin, absorb the excess oil, open up the pores, reduces pimples marks and counteracts the effect of tanning to make our skin clear. Aloe vera repairs sun damages, lightens the skin making it young and soft.


Price: Rs.100 for 100g. Available here at 20% discount

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bajaj NoMarks Cream Review

Have you ever tried any cream specifically meant for spots, acne scars or any other marks? Recently I have tried one and will be reviewing it today. I am talking about the Bajaj NoMarks Cream.


About Bajaj NoMarks Cream:
New Bajaj Nomarks Cream for Oily Skin and Pimple-Mark Free Glowing Fairness is enriched with Organic Actives Enriched ingredients like Emblica, Aloe Vera and Lemon that penetrate the deeper layers of your skin and prevent marks and occurrence of pimples.
It comes in 3 variants, one for Oily skin, one for Normal skin & one for dry skin


Price: Rs.85 for 25g Available here

Essence Quattro Eyeshadow Palette in Most Wanted Review, Swatch, Application

Hey girls! It has been a while that I have not done any EOTD post. Well, today I will be reviewing the Essence Quattro Eyeshadow Palette in Most Wanted along with an EOTD.


About Essence Quattro Eyeshadow Palette:
Quattro styles. different textures ranging from silky shimmering to intensive shine ensure unlimited creativity with your eye make-up. perfectly aligned shades, excellent color-dispersion and long-lasting results make the quattro eyeshadow an absolute favorite!
Available in 5 irresistible shades.


Price: Rs.349/ - 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Red Sky at Night, Purple in Paris & Lilac Silk Review & Swatches

With the launch of The One Collection, Oriflame is bringing up more and more surprises for their admirers. This month they have launched the Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish. Today I will be reviewing the  Red Sky at Night, Purple in Paris & Lilac Silk.


About Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish:
Developed with Expert Gel Technology, Oriflame The One Long Wear Nail Polish promises to give vibrant, even colour & amplified chip-free shine. It is a part of the Long Wear Range


Price: Rs.299

Chicken Afghani with an Indian Twist

Hey beautifuls, after a long tie I am writing a recipe post. Well it is not that I have not been cooking all this while, but frankly I did not prepare anything worth sharing with you all. So today, while I made Chicken Afghani, I gave a little Indian twist to the same, to satisfy my taste bud.


Ingredients:
500 gm chicken pieces
1 large onion chopped
2 tablespoon minced garlic
3 cloves of roasted garlic
1/2 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of black Pepper Powder
1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon Kewra water
2 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste

Monday, March 16, 2015

Luxola.Com Website Review & Haul

Hey everyone! Hope all of you are doing great!! Today I'm very happy as I'm reviewing Luxola.com website. So, Luxola.com was kind enough to send us some skincare and hair-care products few weeks back. I'm extremely sorry for writing this post so late but I was so busy lately. Anyways, without wasting time let's get into it.


ABOUT LUXOLA.COM: Luxola was launched in Singapore in 2011 and has quickly grown into the destination for beauty in Southeast Asia; carrying over 4000 products and serving customers across the region including Australia, India and the UAE. 
Easily accessible. Luxola is committed to providing you with outstanding customer service and bringing you the best brands from around the world, under one platform. All of our products are 100% authentic. We carry over 250 brands, of which over 65 brands across multiple markets are exclusive to Luxola. 


Kenisha Calendula Sunshine Handcrafted Soap Review

My love for handmade soaps have reached a level where I almost identify it as my biggest addiction now. And keeping the tradition of my blog going, today I will talk about Kenisha Calendula Sunshine Handcrafted Soap.


About Kenisha Calendula Sunshine Handcrafted Soap:
This soap is gentle, soothing and healing and a great soap for your baby. But it’s also a great soap for people of all ages who suffer from skin conditions and who have ultra sensitive skin.
Calendula in soap helps to heal cuts, scrapes, wounds. It is a moisture-balancing soap perfect for sensitive skin.
Calendula is naturally anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory and contains skin rejuvenation properties. With these benefits in mind, wash your face with this luscious soap – it is mild and over time you may see the wonderful benefits of calendula on your skin!


Price: Rs.150 for 100g Contact here

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