Monday, November 30, 2015

Accidental Vermicelli Laddoo with Coconut

I do not pride myself in being the best when it comes to making sweets, partly because I am not that fond of sweets, and mostly because, I find making sweets to be a really arduous job. However, how can an Indian stay away from sweets for long. So, the festivities have brought me an ardent urge of making some sweet dishes at home. I thought of making the popular vermicelli kheer, with a twist and came up with this new idea of adding a paste of nuts and raisins. Well, everything was going smooth, but my mood made me turn around this little twist to a whole new form and I came up with a Vermicelli Laddoo with Coconut. And to top it all, I used the all new Sugarfree Natura.


Ingredients:
75 g vermicelli
1/4 th cup minced coconut
1/4th cup milk
1/2 cup of nuts of your choice
8-10 raisins
3 pods of green cardamom
2 tablespoon Ghee
Sugerfree Natura
Cashew nut for decoration

VLCC Pearl Facial Kit Review

Hey beautifuls, as November is about to wrap up, I was wondering what was the thing I did not do the entire month, and quickly came the answer, in my mind. Well, I did not take up the monthly dose of facial this time. So, without wasting much time, I searched my stash and found out this VLCC Pearl Facial Kit and went on to treat my skin with it.


About VLCC Pearl Facial Kit:
It is the ideal facial for those who wish for a fairer skin. The pearl polish provides an instant glow to the skin. This is a very popular Parisian facial used by celebrities all around the world. It counters problems related to cellular skin damage and helps in instant tan removal and brings an instant glow to the face.


Price: Rs.225 Available here

Sheer Skinz Bhringraj Hair Oil Review

Of late I have been taking special care of my hair. I am going on and off between 2 hair oils and one of them is the Sheer Skinz Bhringraj Hair Oil.


About Sheer Skinz Bhringraj Hair Oil:
Sheer Skinz Bhringraj Head Massage Hair Care Ayurvedic Oil is one of the best herbal treatments for hair loss and dandruff. You need to apply oil to the scalp and gently massage it for about 10 minutes. Potent herbs in this herbal oil provide nourishment to the scalp and hair follicles as well to counter hair fall. It naturally strengthens roots of the hair and helps to naturally grow hair


Price: Rs. 135 Available here

Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Envy Box November 2015 Unboxing Review

Hey everyone, hope you are doing well. Today I will be reviewing My Envy Box for November 2015 which is a gorgeous festive 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. We have three sections in this website:


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

Price: 850/- per month

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The ultimate guide to eyeliners- which, what, when?

A make-up bag without eyeliner is like shoes without heels. It’s plain BORING. And not to forget, PATHETIC. I am sure that none of us would wish either of the two cases even to the worst of our enemies. ;) But let’s be honest, if you are an amateur in the field of make-up; choosing the right type of eyeliner can be overwhelming.


There are loads and loads of eyeliners out there waiting for you. But unfortunately, there is no omnipotent eyeliner which can satisfy all your eye-makeup requirements. So here we decided to explore the most loved make-up product, which every girl uses. Eyeliners basically come in four variants, traditional kajal, pencil eyeliner, liquid eyeliner and gel or cream eyeliner. Read below to know more.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash:Say Bye Bye to Pimples with a Ready Face

I have been using and testing a lot of skin care products lately. This is becoming somewhat problematic for me. And as a result I am often breaking out This is not major, but I keep on getting small zits now and then. This situation has left my face with some spots here and there.I do not believe in using a lot of makeup products to conceal my imperfections, what I aim for most is a clear skin so that whenever needed I can go out with my naked skin. When I came to know about the Ready Face, I was so excited to give it a shot.


READY FACE is a little ritual that you do in front of the mirror that gives you courage to face the world with your real self. It can be a smile, a look, a gesture or something you sing or say facing the mirror, courage posing.
The CLEAN & CLEAR products are used in front of the mirror and help you wash away dirt, oil treat pimples and acne.
Through Ready Face and Clean & Clear, we aim to enable COURAGE and willingness to show the world her real self.
So, I decided to start using a face wash specially designed to address pimples and issues of oily skin, and it is the Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Haul from Shop Miss A & Youtube Giveaway!!!

Hello beautifuls, hope you are doing great. Recently I came across a shopping website called Shop Miss A, and I thought of sharing details about it to all of you, because its definitely worth it. Shop Miss A is not your average shopping websites, it is a unique one where every item is priced at $1. It is your online dollar store. Shop Miss A takes orders from all over the world with very reasonable shipping charges, And if you happen to stay in the US, they sometimes offer free shipping as well.


I had ordered 20 items from Shop Miss A, all for $20 only. Today I will share with you what I have got!!

1. Accessories: I was going through the Shop Miss A website and saw some very cute stuffs in their accessories. I picked up a pair of Britney Sunglasses in Gray, with embellishment on both sides. Then I selected a Rhinestone Bow Hairclip in black which looks very pretty and a Flower Dangle Dust Plug in Peach.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

From Horror Flick Notties to Hollywood Hotties

Well, a secret that I have been keeping away from all of you for so long is that I am a horror movie buff. Horror movies are my thing and I try to delve out a lot of lesser known once also apart from the  popular ones. Anyways, today I thought of jotting down a list of major Hollywood A-listers who had starred in non-substantial roles in some Horror flicks in their struggling days. I have not done any research on this, I have just watched these movies and was quite startled to find the transformations these stars had gone through.


Friday the 13th/Kevin Bacon: This 1980 slasher movie gave rise to Jason Voorhese, a new terror for the teens, and also saw Kevin Bacon in a miniscule role of a young man who gets killed in one of the most grotesque fashion, while getting intimate with his girlfriend!! Bacon, although not your conventional star, went on to become a big name as a baddie in many hit flicks later on.

Asus ZenFone2 Inspired LookBook & Design Contest

We often select our cell phones according to the dresses we choose to wear. Sometimes we accessorize them the way we want to. But have we ever thought that if the cellphones are so incredible to look at, that we can style and transform our look accordingly, how it will be? Well, the Asus ZenFone2 is one such incredible phone that has all the qualities to be a showstopper. So, today, I have created a lookbook around some amazing designs of the Asus ZenFone2.


The little white dress with a gold belt and nude pumps cannot see better days, than paired with this red Asus Zenfone 2 design.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Perfecting the Pink Pout with Oriflame The One Colour Stylist

Hey beautifuls, do you remember a couple of weeks back I have shown how to create the best look with coral lipstick here. So today I will be showing you how to make a bright pink lips look great. I will be using products from Oriflame for the purpose.


I have made sure that my lips are moisturized and soft. Then I lined my lips using the Oriflame The One Colour Stylist Lip Liner in Vibrant Pink. The I filled the entire lip with it. This is to make sure that even the lipstick fades there is the colour from the liner that can be seen. Then I applied the Oriflame The One 5-in-1 Colour Stylist Lipstick in Pink Lady. It is a very pretty and vibrant pink with a creamy and moist finish.

Handle your Shopping with #FirstHandleInMumbai, Details of the #FirstHandleBloggersMeet

Do you often get lost inside a shopping mall? You know what you want but you dont know where to go, and even if you know which stores stock that, you dont know which way it is. Well, here is your friend in need for these difficult times of shopping- Firsthandle, a platform that allows merchants to target customers on real time basis who are physically around them within a predefined radius. The app also factors in the gender and age of the audiences as well as preferences of the merchant with their promotions. In other words, it has the features in providing tools to the merchants to tune to the minds of the audiences around their establishments.


After a successful launch in Delhi, on 5th November, they organized a pleasant afternoon launch event with bloggers at the Cafe Sabrosa in Mumbai. Bloggers were introduced to the the concept of Firsthandle by the CEO & Co-founder Gaurav Sinha. Mr. Sinha led us through the journey of Firsthandle, which is quite impressive.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Vegetal Fairness Face Pack Review

In today's world, pollution and harsh environment often leaves our skin dull and rough. We need something that can revive the skin and make it appear better. Today I will be talking about Vegetal Fairness Face Pack that actually helps to keep skin bright.


About Vegetal Fairness Face Pack:
Fairness Pack enhances the complexion, evens out skin tone, imparts a natural glow and reduces the appearance of blemishes due to Citrus, Rose, Aloe Vera. It’s easy application and absorption helps to nourish skin more effectively


Price: Rs.268 Available at a discount here

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ida Naturals Butterly Delicious Natural Handmade Soap Review

Hey beautifuls, raise your hands if you do not like butter!! Well, I don't see any, so just like you I am also crazy for butter and when I got an utterly butterly treat, in the Ida Naturals Butterly Delicious Natural Handmade Soap, I was quite excited.


About Ida Naturals Butterly Delicious Natural Handmade Soap:
Loaded with Mango butter and a welcoming "summer"y warm blend of Green Mangoes & a hint of Cinnamon!


Price: Rs. 175

Ayorma Fairness Anti-Tan Face Mist Review

Hey beautifuls, after a long phase of festivals, we are back again to work mode. I have been trying a lot of skin care products these days. One such product is the Ayorma Fairness Anti-Tan Face Mist.


About Ayorma Fairness Anti-Tan Face Mist:
This cleanses your skin of excess oil and dirt and is very good for oily or pimple-prone skin. Feel refreshed by spraying 1 or 2 spritz of AYORMA face mist on those hot & sunny days. Easy to carry, this mist revitalizes your skin & rejuvenates your spirit.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Maybelline White Superfresh Compact Review

Hey beautifuls, last week I did a number of makeup looks and whenever I wanted a day time matte look, the one product that was common was the newly launched Maybelline White Superfresh 12 Hr Whitening +Perfecting Compact. So today I will be sharing my experience with the product.


About Maybelline White Superfresh 12 Hr Whitening +Perfecting Compact:
Perlite: Natural mineral that lightens complexion
Absorbs sweat and oil and keeps skin fresh for 12 hours
Superior puff and packaging


Price: Rs.150 Available here

Herbalife SKIN Products 7 Days Challenge

Hey beautifuls, as you know I am constantly trying out new skincare products and ranges, for this Diwali I thought of taking up the 7 Days Challenge with Herbalife SKIN Products and today I will be sharing my experience with you.


About Herbalife SKIN Products:
Herbalife SKIN Products are a range of high end  and luxurious treats for your skin, that address various issues of skin, related to ageing, pigmentation etc, and also for a daily healthy regime.

Herbalife SKIN Products 7 Days Challenge Claim:
Optimized Formula, Feel and Fast Results for younger-looking, healthier-looking beautiful skin.
FORMULA enhances the appearance of skin with an optimum blend of Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C & E and Aloe Vera
FAST RESULTS, including softer, smoother, more radiant skin, are achieved as well as long-term benefits such as diminished fine lines & wrinkles
Replenish and Rejuvenate. Results in 7 Days

Sunday, November 15, 2015

You Are #MadeOfGreat:To Sir, With Love

Dear Sir,
Wherever you are, I know you are inspiring a lot of pupils like me. Almost 20 years back, when I first saw you, I saw an elegant old man wearing thick glasses and dressed in all white with hair as white as snow. I always liked Literature, and you came to make me understand the verses and phrases of my text book much deeper. My transition of love to worship for Literature flourished from that very day, when you made me realize the true meaning of knowing language and communicating the right way.


In between the discussions of text books and Poems, you often sighted examples from day to day life, which not only helped me in understanding of the subject, but also made me realize its importance in daily life. You are the person who made me realize that unless I know my vernacular well, I cannot proceed to know other languages, as no matter how adept we are in any other language, in our subconscious mind it is always the stream of vernaculars that run and form the thought process.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Huge Diwali Haul from Shopmissa.com

Hey guys, wishing all of you a very happy and safe Diwali.  I am back again today with a haul post from Shopmissa.com, a leading international website where you get everything for just... Wait! Let's get into details about Shopmissa.com .




What Shopmissa.com says about themselves; their mission:
We are living in a world that is changing all around us. It's very fast. So as in the fashion world. To continue to blossom as a growing business over the next years, we must look ahead, understand the trends and changes that will out line our business in the future and move promptly to prepare for what's to come.

We must get ready for tomorrow today. Creating a special long-term destination for our business and individual is our 2015 mission. Our vision for MISS A is to become the world's leading fashion brand for all ages. MISS A is striving to meet the demand of every customer who desire in numerous selections of trendy fashion accessories. Building on the company's extraordinary success, a store opening program will begin in 2015, averaging 25 new stores each year. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

10 Best Fall Lipsticks for Indian Skin Tone

Hello munchkins!
So here i am with my very first post on Beauty and Beyond for which i will always be grateful to Jhilmil mam! ❤️


Before we knew it, India was wrapped in the snuggly blanket of the cool fall months! And with winters comes what? The potency to wear as bold and sultry lipsticks as we want--and i personally love winters for this freedom of makeup that it gives! From cherry reds, to oxblood maroons, to deep plums and boldest of the bold shades! And for you sweethearts, i have a whole bunch of options of lipsticks for you guys to choose from this winter season! Let's dig in to know more about these gorgeous babies! :)

Bhaiduj Makeup Look with Inglot & NYC

Hey beautifuls, hope you all are having a great festival season. Today, I have kept my makeup very matte as compared to the other days of the festival. I have used products from Inglot and NYC.


What I have used?
I made my base makeup matte with an oil-free foundation. For the eyes, I took the Inglot Eye Makeup Base which is a great product for a flawless eye shadow application and look. I used the NYC Cute Hearts Eyes & Cheeks Palette. It is a beautiful palette, with all my favourite shades. Primarily I loved this palette for the nude shade which I applied all throughout my lids. Then taking the bright pink shade I applied from the centre of the lids to the inner corner.

How I Indianized a White Blouse from Dresslink?

Hey beautifuls, a Happy Bhai Duj to all who celebrate. I do, and I am missing my cousins more than anything today. Today, after a long time I am back with an outfit post. I got a white blouse with Lace detailing in the front from Dresslink It looks great with skirts and jeans. However I wanted to give it an Indianized touch so chose a white long skirt and a traditional jacket to go along with it.


The Women's Autumn Spring Casual Shirt Lace Tops Cute Elegant Long Sleeves Slim Blouse is a very elegant white top in mixed fabric. The lace detailing with some pearls on it gives it a classic look. It is available here at less than $4.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How I Turn my Locks Voluminous this Diwali with BBlunt Blown Away and Back To Life

I have very curly hair which is very frizzy and thinning. Sometimes my hair becomes so unmanageable that I feel like chopping off every fly away strand. Anyway, of late I have been using some hair care products that are really working great for me. Some of the products that I am using to make my hair appear voluminous are BBlunt Blown Away Volumizing Leave-in Spray and BBlunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo.


BBlunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo are for days when you dont have time for shampooing. It gives a nice freshness to the hair. I have used a few dry shampoos before and they leave the hair quite dry, but BBlunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo does not alter the texture of your hair and leaves it feeling fresh. The hair appears quite volumized and nice textured.

Diwali DayTime Look with Maybelline The Nudes, Maybelline White Superfresh and Maybelline Velvet Matte

Hey beautifuls, Wish you all a Happy Diwali!! So today I had been to a friend's house and was wearing a simple T-Shirt, but its being Diwali, I wanted to give an ethnic touch to my look. I wore a blue & gold necklace and did my makeup with copper toned eyes and bright pinkish berry lips. I used some new launches from Maybelline for the look.


I applied the Maybelline White SuperFresh 12 HR Whitening + Perfecting Compact in Shell on my entire face. On the eyes I mixed few shades from the Maybelline The Nudes Palette to give it a shimmery copper shade. I applied the Maybelline Velvet Matte Lipstick in Mat 6.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Spa Smooth Revival Shampoo & Conditioner Review Price

Hey beautifuls, of late I have been particularly careful about my hair care. As many of you know that I have very thin and frizzy hair, I need to be extra careful to choose the hair care products. Recently I have been trying the L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Spa Smooth Revival Shampoo and today I will be talking about that.


About L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Spa Smooth Revival Shampoo & Conditioner :
LOreal Professionnel Hair Spa Range is an exclusive Hair care range which is designed to give a spa like effect to your regular hair care routine. The Smooth Revival Shampoo is for unruly and rebellious hair.

Packaging: The L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Spa Smooth Revival Shampoo & Conditioner  comes in aqua blue packaging with silver caps.

Pre-Diwali/Kali Puja Glowing Makeup Look with Chambor Orosa

Hey beautifuls! So, tomorrow is Diwali, but you know what, for us Bengalis, today is Kali Puja, where we worship Goddess Kali. So today, I have done a sparkling eyes and orchid lips look. I am celebrating a #GreenDiwali this year and I thought of adding the light and sparkle in my makeup. I have used products from the newly launched Chambor Geneva Orosa Range.


Chambor Geneva Orosa Range has some wonderful colours, specially the Sculpting Eye Shadow. I have become obsessed with those. They come in 4 colours - one teal, one brown, one rose gold and one champagne. The finish is shimmery. The texture appears creamy but soon sets as a powder. and oh me the stay is super long without creasing , without fading. I have the shades 101 in Pearly Beige & 102 in Rose Smoke. I am pretty sure I will buy myself the other 2 deep shades.

                                               

Kylis Solutions for Your Bathroom Makeover

Home, sweet home!! No matter how small or simple it is, it is our abode of ultimate peace, our destination of being most cozy. An integral part of your home is your bathroom. For ages, bathrooms have been neglected in many parts of the world and a lot of us will agree that we often fail to beautify the bathrooms. However, things have changed now, and with modernization of architectural implementations, bathrooms have been given as a major priority while planning a house. Hindware, one of the leading players in home and bathroom fitting industry, has introduced Kylis- a most advanced and hi-tech solution for your bathroom needs.


Personally, I am very particular about each and every nook and corner of my house, be it the kitchen or the bathroom. So, I am quite impressed by the designs that Kylis offer to its customers. Kylis offer a wide array of multiple innovative designs with latest technologically advanced features. The top-notch designs and superior quality enables you to totally transform a dull bathroom into a thing of beauty.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons in Starry Sugar Coated & Midnight Rose Review, Price

Recently Faces Canada has launched a new range of Matte lip Crayons. These are called the Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons. Today I will be talking about these.


About Faces Canada Matte Lips Crayons:
These are available in 2 types Starry Mattes and Plain Mattes. The Starry Nights have minute shimmer gold dust and the Mattes are just plain colours.

Packaging: The Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons comes in a pencil format. These have to be sharpened.

Kama Ayurveda Diwali Gift Box of Tradition & Seed Bomb Unboxing and Review

Hey beautifuls, the festival of lights is here. Most of us who celebrate Diwali will be looking for various gifting ideas to surprise our near & dear ones. Diwali is all about being happy and spreading happiness all around. It is the day when we welcome Goddess Laxmi in our house. Kama Ayurved has come up with an excellent gifting solution for this Diwali with the Diwali Gift Box of Tradition.


About Kama Ayurveda Diwali Gift Box of Tradition:
This Diwali light up your home with two exquisitely handcrafted Diyas created by master craftsman Duryodhan from Orissa, and our cold pressed organic coconut oil. In addition, Sandalwood Powder for Chandan Teeka, a beautiful brass incense holder and a pack of hand rolled incense will purify your home from dawn till dusk.

Price: Rs.2045

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Diwali Night Makeup Look with Studiowest Makeup

Hey beautifuls, nowadays, I have been trying with a lot of new makeup ranges. Currently Westside has come up with their makeup brand Studiowest and today I am going to do a Diwali special look with makeup from the brand.


What I have used for my Diwali Night Makeup Look:
I have created this look with Studiowest Maaya Crystal Eyeshadow in Bombay Jewels, Studiowest Pure Passion Extreme Eyeliner in Electric Blue, Studiowest Maaya Radiance Blush in Bronze and Studiowest Pure Passion Longlasting Lipstick in Apricot Blush.

Get the Festive Glow with Juvena Herbals Reviva Enzymatic Facial

Hey beautifuls, now that Diwali is just a few days more to go, I am again back with my special pampering sessions. So today I will be talking about a Facial that includes Juvena Herbals Reviva Enzymatic Products.


About Juvena Herbals Reviva Enzymatic Facial:
Juvena Herbals Reviva Enzymatic Facial includes 2 products: Juvena Herbals Reviva Enzymatic Mask and Juvena Herbals Reviva Enzymatic Fairy Lotion.


Kenisha Orange Patchouli Handcrafted Soap Review

The more I am using Kenisha Handcrafted soaps, the more I am getting attracted to the brand. Their soaps are mostly colorless and suitable for dry and sensitive skin. Today I will be talking about Kenisha Orange Patchouli Handcrafted Soap.


About Kenisha Orange Patchouli Handcrafted Soap:
Patchouli Orange as one of our recommended bars for sensitive skin.
Added Orange peel powder has a lovely aroma of oranges. The addition of orange peel powder make it slightly exfoliating soap. Patchouli is considered to be Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, and Astringent.


Price: Rs.200 for 100g 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Beauty & Beyond #BlogversaryGiveaway:MUA Makeup Academy Hamper(Closed)

Hey beautifuls, so its November and it is the Blogversary month of Beauty & Beyond. And we have Diwali in just a weeks time. So, isnt it time for celebrations? We want to thank all of you with a #BlogversaryGiveaway, where one winner wins a MUA Makeup Academy Hamper. Excited?

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Additional points for those who follow us on GFC here and who share about the giveaway the most.(Please tag us and add #BlogversaryGiveaway ).
There may be surprises also. So, try to be more active on the blog and on all the Social Media Platforms of Beauty & Beyond. The More Shout Outs, the more chances of winning.

So what are you waiting for? The giveaway starts today and runs till 7th December, 2015. Again, reminding there may be surprises!!

Giveaway open for Indian residents only.


Perfect Coral Lips with Oriflame The One Colour Stylist

There was a time, when I used to skip coral shades on my lips. I thought those were almost invisible and made me look awkward on my pigmented lips. However, few months back makeup artist Abhilasha changed my notion towards coral and orange shades. So today, I have come with a Perfect Coral LOTD.


For this I have used the Oriflame The One Colour Stylist Lip Liner in Coral Ideal to perfectly line the outer rims of my lips. I filled in the lips with the liner too. and on top I applied the Oriflame The One 5-in-1 Colour Stylist Lipstick in Coral Ideal.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Festive Flawless Face with Smashbox

Hey beautifuls, hope you are gearing up well for this Diwali? Well, I am and as you know I love a dewy and glowing face, I would definitely go for the same this Diwali too.


My festive Flawless Face is done by products from Smashbox cosmetics, one of my favourite high-end makeup brands.


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