Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pampers Premium Care Pants: The Softest for your Baby's Skin

I am not a mom yet, but I have friends who are moms and have babies who need to be taken care of. One of the most important thing for a baby is the need of a a diaper. And the diaper should be soft and do its job perfectly, for the tender baby skin. So, today I will be talking about the newly launched Pampers Premium Care Pants.


About Pampers Premium Care Pants:
Pampers baby ultra soft and dry diapers is crafted from soft materials to provide all around softness and comfort. Stretchy 360 degree waistband and leg cuffs. Up to 12 hours of dryness, ultra dry core quickly absorbs and locks away liquids. Baby lotion helps protect your baby's delicate skin. The micro pores help air circulation, allowing skin to breath. Turns blue to show when your baby wets his diaper.

Price: Rs.375 Available here 

Spicy Prawn Curry

Hey beautifuls, as you know I am a big foodie and spend a good amount of time in the kitchen trying to make new dishes. I love prawns and mostly I make it with just plain onions and tomato with some garlic & green chillies. But today I thought of giving some extra touch of spices.


Spicy Prawn Curry
Ingredients:
250g small sized prawns
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2 tablespoons yogurt
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon sugar
a pinch of garam masala powder
2 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste


In a pan add 1 table spoon oil, and toss fry the chopped onion, tomato, garlic and ginger till everything is browned. Keep aside to cool. Meanwhile very lightly toss the prawns marinated with a little vinegar or lime juice and salt/turmeric. Keep aside. Blend the fried onion mix to a paste adding the yogurt, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, sugar & salt. In the same oil which you tossed the prawns, fry the spicy onion paste till oil oozes. Add water and the prawns and keep it covered for a while to form a thick gravy. Once you think it is done, sprinkle some garam masala powder and serve hot with rice. You can add some fresh cream and coriander sprigs too.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Loving Life with #TATASkyTransfer

The basic needs of humans are said to be three things- Food, clothes and a shelter ( do wakt Ki roti, kapda aur makan) but nowadays cell phones have contributed to these basic necessities. Its the primary necessity of humans. It is also said that we can live without food but cannot live without our mobile phones ( ajkal insaan khane ke bina toh reh sakte hai par phone ke bina nahi ). At least I can't live without my phone. I'm stuck with my phone 24*7. Be it entertainment, work, studies or project work my phone becomes my life saver. I'm always checking out my social media, surfing the net, listening songs on the go, texting my friends and so on.


My mobile is like my life partner - For me forever. Even, I blog through my phone and with that I find it handy to carry it in the purse and type on the go. After opening my eyes the very first thing I do in the morning is checking out my phone. I'm a mobile addict. I love watching movies on my phone and sometimes if I miss my favourite show I check them out on the internet but not always the internet connection cooperates with me. Not to worry!!! With the Tata Sky+ +Transfer App it becomes much more easier and simpler. Want to know how simple it is? Take a look at the details:

Sheer Skinz Ultra Rich Madurai Jasmine & Mogra Hand & Body Lotion Review

Hey beautifuls!! Do you like floral fragrances? Well, I love, but I have never tried a lotion or cream in a floral smell other than lavender and rose. So, when I received the Sheer Skinz Ultra Rich Madurai Jasmine & Mogra Hand & Body Lotion, I was so curious.


About Sheer Skinz Ultra Rich Madurai Jasmine & Mogra Hand & Body Lotion:
Sheer Skinz Ultra Rich hand & body lotion is enriched with pure essential oils of Madurai Jasmine & Mogra. The ultra rich lotion is compilation of skin nurturing emollients, moisturizers, conditioners and nutrients to create this Luxurious, naturally healthy and beneticial skin care lotion.
It is richer, lush and creamy than our other lotions. It absorbs quickly into your skin leaving it soft and lightly fragranced of Madurai Jasmine and Mogra. Jasmine and Mogra extracts has long been used in Ayurveda as an antidote for dry, sensitive and mature skin. Suitable for all skin types.

Aster Papaya Luxury Bathing Bar Review

I have used tons of soaps since last year. One of the brands that I had used is Aster Luxury Soaps. Today I will be reviewing Aster Papaya Luxury Bathing Bar.


About Aster Papaya Luxury Bathing Bar:
Natural Papaya Soap Enriched with goodness of Papaya that helps removes dead skin cells and pamper your skin for a smooth, fairer younger looking skin. This soap removes dark spots and blemishes and brings out fresh and brighter skin. It helps removing dead skin cells and eliminates acne. Using it regularly improves skin tone & complexion. Benefits of Papaya Soap: Lighten Pigmentation. Removes Dark Spots. Make Skin Fairer and acne free. Exfoliate dead skin cells. Improve Skin complexion. Usage: Firmly hold the aster luxury handmade bathing bar and run all over the wet body. This soap gives good lather that will clean your whole body. Apply lather all over body before showering off.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ladies Protect Your Heart, Gentlemen #ProtectHerHeart

Heart: the source of our life, the reason for us walking on earth, the most important organ that we possess. But do we actually take care of this precious gem that makes us do all that we do, that makes us lead our lives, that is the reason for us to exist? No, ladies. We need to be more careful in choosing a good lifestyle.


I tried the Weight-Heart Test and the results came quite satisfactory. I was so happy to see that, but also realized that what you are today, may not be forever. To maintain that healthy body and healthy heart you need to follow a certain lifestyle. This lifestyle is not a mammoth task to achieve, if you are actually willing to be healthy. All it requires is just a small 30 minutes of your 24 hours. A brisk walk of 30 minutes can totally change your life.

Skin Care Regime for Combination/Normal Skin with Oriflame Love Nature

Hey beautifuls, how was your weekend? Mine was pretty hectic. Well, those of you who are following me on Instagram must be knowing that I had started a new skin care regime with Oriflame Love Nature almost a moth back. The products I was using are from the Protecting Neem and Hydrating Aloe Vera ranges and are meant for combination/Normal skin which is pretty much me.


Oriflame Love Nature:
A true natural experience – every day. Featuring carefully selected extracts from nature to offer you the balancing and restoring properties of nature in your everyday life.

Body Treats Weekly Care with Padmay

Nutty aromas always attract me. I love to layer various products of the same type of fragrance or with ones that complement each other. Recently I am taking care of my dry skin with a weekly schedule of body pampering with products hat are rich in antioxidant properties and very nourishing. I am using products from Padmay to give my skin the nourishment it requires.


Padmay Products I am Using:
I start with the Padmay Natural Coffee and Cinnamon Scrub to exfoliate my skin. After massaging for 2-3 minutes I wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry with towel. then apply the Almond & Cocoa Butter Nourishing Cream.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

French Gel Nail Exension with Glitters Manicure by The Home Salon

My nails have been the most neglected part, when it comes to grooming. There are several reasons and one of them is working half the time in kitchen. However, when The Home Salon approached me, I thought of giving my nails the attention they probably have craved for all these while.


About The Home Salon:
The Home Salon is your perfect at-home salon service. They have a wide range of services which you can get at the comfort of your home. Skilled beauty experts are appointed to provide the best of services at your preferred time. All you have to do is book the service you want to avail and give them your preferred time and location. Their representatives will arrive at your doorstep on time and will provide you the best of their services. All the things to be used will be provided by them. There is easy option of payment both by card and cash.
The Home Salon provides services covering skin, hair , nails, body spa and also different packages.


Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color in Posh Pink Review, Application

Hey beautifuls, I have been trying some good makeup products of late and I thought of sharing those with you on the blog. So today I will be talking about Lancome Sensational Effects Lip Color in Posh Pink.


About Lancome Sensational Effects Lip Color in Posh Pink:
If your lips long for full, fade-free color in tempting textures, and a shade selection that would inspire any makeup artist; the search is over. This luxurious lipstick is infused with soothing ingredients, so lips feel soft and comforted all day. Choose from five fabulous finishes: cream, sheen, shimmer, metallic and matte.


Price: Rs.2500 Available here at 24% discount

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Home Makeover with #PaintFinder

Bright is beautiful, I always believe this. I try to bring brightness to everything I do, specially when it comes to home decor. My love for colourful and bright decor, forces me to indulge me into too much online shopping, as I look for vibrant decorative pieces. This is because, I feel a bright and colourful house can only keep its inmates happy & cheerful all the time. But how about getting a different kind of brightness, that would be more vibrant and a one-time investment!!



I am talking about getting your walls painted in bright hues that are close to your heart. I have chosen this lime green shade from the Bed, Bath & More #PaintFinder. This colour is very close to my heart. Since my childhood I have loved the freshness and summer cool feel of lime green. I remember once I had made my parents order a lime green cake for my birthday!! Too much to digest? Well, that’s true.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Oriflame The One Everlasting Foundation Review

Last year Oriflame had launched their new range of makeup, The One with Huma Quresdi as their face. Today I will be reviewing Oriflame The One Everlasting Foundation.


About Oriflame The One Everlasting Foundation:
Bestselling EverLasting Foundation is back with improved 25-hour wear*. Transfer-resistant**, high comfort foundation with FreshFix Technology for ultra-lasting wear and Patented SkinRenew Complex to revitalise, renew and protect skin***.


Price: Rs.899 Available here at introductory discount of 30%

Home Décor Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is going to be here in a few months. Are you ready with your Christmas home décor plans yet? Well, if you are searching for some home decoration inspiration, here are few ideas to add beauty and warmth to your homes this holiday season. Let’s have a closer look.


a)      Finding a personal theme:-  Sometimes, one may find it confusing to implement home décor plans when there are plenty of options available. Therefore, it is best to have a décor strategy of your own. You must be clear about whether you want to buy something ready-made or want to give traditional, olden day Christmas to you home with DIY home décor. Try to thing about something beautiful and inspiring. A homemade door wreath can fill up your entryway with elegance and charm. You can add ceramic vases, glass vases or other type of decorative items in your hallways.

An Afternoon with the Mom & Baby at Pampers #SoftestForBabySkin

My usual lazy Sunday afternoon saw a big change last weekend as I attended the #SoftestForBabySkin event organized by Pampers. The venue of the event was JW Mariott Sahar at Andheri. The event started with the presence of lot of mommy bloggers and their babies. Apart from that there were bloggers like me also, who just wanted them to get more educated about what is good for babies.


The event was hosted by the stunning Mandira Bedi, who has been my favourite for a long time. The expert panel included Child Sleep Consultant Ajita Gopal Seethepalli, Pampers R & D Expert Dr. Wei Sing Long and celebrity actress and a supermom herself, the gorgeous Tara Sharma.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

September My Envy Box Glam Box Unboxing & Price

Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well. Today I will be reviewing My Envy Box for September 2015 which is a classy box named as the Glam Box.


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 our services in August, 2013.


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

Almond & Chocolate Face Care Ft. Aroma Essentials & Bliscent

Hey beautifuls, those of you who follow me on Instagram, must be knowing that I am currently using some #MadeInIndia skincare items and just loving those. Today I will share with you how I pamper my skin now and then with a face clean up ritual.


You have to start by cleaning the face with a natural cleanser like milk. Then massage gently with an exfoliating scrub to get rid of the dead skin. It is important to use scrubs that are gentle to your skin. As you age your skin becomes more sensitive and so you should be careful while choosing a scrub. A gel based scrub with lot of essential oils is best for your skin. After massaging the face for 2 minutes with the scrub, once you rinse off the product, apply a face mask with rich antioxidants properties. Antioxidant infused products keep your skin youthful and bright. Keep it for 5-10 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

Ida Coffee & Chocolate Natural Handmade Soap Review

Recently I have started having my evening coffee with a sprinkle of chocolate powder. So, when I got the Ida Coffee & Chocolate Natural Handmade Soap for review I was so glad.


About Ida Coffee & Chocolate Natural Handmade Soap:
Wake your tired skin up with this heavenly soap !
❖ Fine Coffee grounds exfoliate the skin
❖ Coffee helps burn cellulite
❖ The antioxidants in caffeine improve the look of your skin and retains its youthful appearance.
❖ Formulated for all skin types and ages 5 and above


Price: Rs170

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dare to Do with #SachchiAdvice

Since my childhood I have loved to write. Being the only child of my parents, I had got everything that came to me before I had even desired. Although my parents have always taught me to be strong and self-dependent, I actually faced the real and harsh world once I came out of the shell of my hometown and ventured out, to pursue my higher studies, and eventually for my career. That was the real world, far from my mother's warm embrace and my father's caring hug. 


It was a new world with different people to whom I was just a person trying to get my foothold strong. I was scared and often hurt. However, I got a friend, who in spite of staying far from me, was giving continuous support to me. He was also away from his home with dreams in his eyes, just like me. We used to chat over phone and share our difficult times and always ended up on a positive note. I realized within sometime that he was my best friend, a true friend in need. 

A New Life with #SachchiAdvice

When we are young, we have so many dreams- dreams to do so much, dreams of becoming something big. But as we grow, we slowly realize that the big dreams that we had, are turning out to be our biggest challenge to achieve. Life is full of ups and downs, often things go hay-wear from outside obstructions and often we take wrong turns, leading to our failure and often destruction. But what if we get a person, who helps us tread the right path in these difficult times?


Saturday, September 19, 2015

MUA Makeup Academy Eyeshadow Palette in Starry Night Swatches, Price & EOTD

Our biggest festival Durga Puja is not even a month away, and I am filling my vanity with many makeup items that I had been planning for sometime. One of my most lusted makeup item was the MUA (Make Up Academy) Eyeshadow Palette in Starry Night.


About MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Starry Night:
Starry Night is a blend of shimmering blues, greys and pinks which are designed for a fun, unique look.
It's subtle, but modern-cool in it's approach.
Blend blacks with silvers and pinks with blues for a new yet soft eye look!


Price: Rs.1050 Available here at 30% off

OOTD:Black Paisley Printed Cotton Kurti from Limeroad.com

Hey beautifuls, hope you are having a nice weekend!! I have been pressurizing my husband for a shooting me for sometime, but he was not able to take his time out. However, today after a long time he had some moments free and I thought of utilizing this time with an OOTD. Festival is round the corner and nothing can be better than an ethnic wear during this time. So I thought of going all ethnic this time around. 


Shopping online for the right size, colour and design can be quite challenging. However, Limeroad.com has made its mark quite firmly through their lovely collections of Ethnic wear, specially their variety of  Designer kurtis are truly remarkable. I have picked up this very pretty Black Paisley Printed Cotton Kurti from Limeroad.com.


The very pretty black kurta is made up of cotton and has very cute gold and pink Kalki designs on the entire body. The three quarter sleeves have big block kalki prints in pink and a patch of gold design at the centre. There are streaks of very fine gold print going vertically near the big pink block ones. The intense design at the lower end is what makes the kurti so attractive. There is pink and gold border on the round neck, sleeves and the lower end too. Overall, this Kurti is a beautiful representation of Indian Ethnic wear and can be worn for any occasion. The material is pure cotton and the price is quite reasonable.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Za Total Hydration Fresh Foamy Cleanser Review

A few days back Za has launched its new range- the Total Hydration. Today I will be reviewing Za Total Hydration Fresh Foamy Cleanser, which is a much acclaimed one and has been selected as the winner at Vogue Beauty Awards as the best cleanser.


About Za Total Hydration Fresh Foamy Cleanser:
Za Total Hydration Fresh Foamy Cleanser with Vitamin E is a cleansing foam. Formulated for oily - combination skin. With performance. blue granules. It cleans dirt left behind by the slit pores. The excess oil on the surface thoroughly. The removal of dead skin cells more effectively with skin fresh and comfortable all day.


Price: Rs.299 for Available here

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Oriflame The One Illuskin Face Primer Review

To apply foundation properly can often be a challenge, specially if you are staying in  hot and humid climatic conditions. I too face these problems of excessive sweating where my makeup often wears off. However, for people like us, there is a solution in the form of primers. And today I will be talking about Oriflame The One Illuskin Face Primer.


About Oriflame The One Illuskin Face Primer:
Create the perfect canvas for makeup with this tone-enhancing face primer. Evens out skin tone, extends the wear of your foundation and minimises the appearance of pores*. With HaloLight Technology™ for a subtle healthy glow.


Price: Rs.549 for 30ml Available here at 30% discount

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

VLCC Gold Facial Kit Review & Price

It is very surprising, probably quite weird that although I am a beauty blogger, I have done a facial only once or twice in my life. I have heard a lot of good things about gold facial and I thought of going for an at-home gold facial with VLCC Gold Facial Kit.


About VLCC Gold Facial Kit:
A revolutionary, 6 Step Facial System that helps you get that Facial Glow at the convenience of your home. It's a Do It Yourself Facial Kit, which allows you to get your facial done, all by yourself. It comes in the form of a Kit which combines all the steps that a facial session needs combined with products made of natural ingredients & VLCC's years of expertise. So, go ahead, get that Facial Glow with VLCC 6 Step Facial Kit, anytime, anywhere.


Price: Rs. 235 Available here

An Effective Beauty Regime for the Bride to Be from Juvena Herbals

Recently, one of my closed relatives who was getting married, asked me about a good beauty regime to get that glow on her wedding day on a budget. When I wanted to make a regime for her, it was really crossing the budget she was looking for. So, I ended up listing products but had to exclude a lot of things that should have been included for a total beauty care. So today, I requested, Mrs. Medha Singh to share her valuable tips for the bride to be with Juvena Herbals, her naturally handcrafted skin care line, available in very affordable price.


"Juvena's Beauty Regime for the Brides-to-be: 
There are few skin , hair problems which bother every girl before wedding. So its better to cure them when Juvena has all the solutions , rather than feeling low, less confident and keeping such worries at tha back of your mind while talking to your fiance , while shopping...The time between engagement and wedding is to enjoy, prepare yourself mentally for new relations and life, but all the time you nurture skin and Hair worries in your mind. Do not. Let us talk of the solutions.
First the problems.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Chicken Shawarma & Fattoush Salad Recipe by Cyberchef Alka Khanna

CHICKEN SHAWARMA

Ingredients  :
·         Chicken Thigh ( Boneless)- 500gms
·         Yogurt- 250 gms
·         Potatoes – 250gms
·         Lettuce- 1 Bunch
·         Garlic Cloves-10 to 12
·         Black Pepper- 2 Tablespoons
·         Olive Oil- 1 Tablespoon
·         Vinegar- 1 Tablespoon
·         Cardoman powder- ½ Teaspoon
·         Lebanese White Bread- 4 nos

Hummus  :
·         White Chickpeas-250gms
·         Tahini Paste - 1 Tablespoon
·         Lemon Juice- 1 Tablespoon
·         Chickpea Water- 3 Teaspoons
·         Salt- 2 Teaspoons
·         Olive Oil-3 Tablespoons

BBlunt Spotlight Hair Polish Review & Price

As I always say, hair issues has always been with me forever. However, recently I have got hold of some great products that are making my hair appear much better, almost controlling the shine, frizz and dullness. Today I will be talking about BBlunt Spotlight Hair Polish.


About BBlunt Spotlight Hair Polish:
This lightweight heavyweight gives even the dullest hair a glossy, smooth finish. It’s about maximum shine with minimum fuss. Step into the spotlight.


Price: Rs.550 for 150ml
Rs. 250 for 30ml
Available here

Friday, September 11, 2015

IHA Lavender Antiseptic Bathing Bar Review

I love floral fragrances and lavender is a fragrance very close to my heart. I was quite happy to receive the IHA Lavender Antiseptic Bathing Bar and today I will be reviewing that.


About IHA Lavender Antiseptic Bathing Bar:
Lavender Bathing Bar is a natural and powerful yet gentle antiseptic bathing bar that thoroughly cleanses, purifies and detoxifies your skin of all the germs and infectious materials. The antiseptic and cleansing properties of lavender, thyme and rosemary help to unclog skin pores and deeply cleanse the skin on a cellular level, leaving you feeling fresh and scrupulously clean with a revitalizing aroma of lavender that exudes from your body throughout the day.


Price: Rs.125 Available here

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner in Grey Ash Review & EOTD

Hey beautifuls!! How are you doing? Today I thought of doing some makeup reviews that had been pending for a while now. And I am going to talk about the Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner in Grey Ash.


About Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner in Grey Ash:
Soft gel texture, easy to a apply with a small brush attached with cap. Comes in 7 shades


Price: Rs.800 Available here at 15% off

Plum Choco Latte Doubly Sinful Cleanser Review

There may be very few who do not like the taste and flavour of chocolates. If it was possible I would have converted every flavour to chocolaty nutty scents. And for people like me, brands come up with cool products. Today I will be reviewing the Plum Choco Latte Doubly Sinful Cleanser.


About Plum Choco Latte Doubly Sinful Cleanser:
Finally, a cleanser that puts the fun back into the rather serious job of removing makeup, excess oil and grime from your face. Indulge in a caring, soft, chocolaty experience that also gently scrubs your face with natural cellulose scrub. Antioxidant cocoa butter nourishes your skin and keeps it looking young and supple!


Price: Rs.315 for 75ml Available here at 12% discount

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