Monday, May 30, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Veronica Review

Hey beautifuls, hope you guys  had a wonderful weekend. Well mine was great too, as after a long time I did some photoshoots for my blog. Those of you who are regular readers of my blog, must be knowing that I am a big fan of matte lips. And recently I had been drooling over nudes and dusty roses. Today I will be talking about one of my recent loves, Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Veronica.


About Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick:
An intensely pigmented, cult-favorite liquid formula that delivers a rich, long-wearing matte look to lips. Use the flat sponge-tip applicator to apply Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick with precision for an unforgettable look.

Full coverage with opaque color

Non-drying formula
Available in 21 shades

Price: $20 Available here

Miss Claire Eyeshadow 0338 Review and Swatches!

Hello Lovelies! As promised, I am going to bombard you people with reviews from the products which I have been hauling as of late—just to compensate for MIA since long! So my latest obsession has been collecting eyeshadows, courtesy Jhimil mam, who keeps on showering her love in form of eye shadows on me!

So today is all about this little tub of satiny goodness from the house of MISS CLAIRE! So as we all know Miss Claire does some superb drugstore makeup—from their eyeshadow kits to their soft matte lip creams—people have been raving about them all. So recently we came across this tiny little tub—we call it a hidden gem at a local beauty supply store—and the shade, the finish, the packaging and the price, all screamed to us and we got it to test it for you guys. And boy, were we surprised?

How I #LiveUnplugged with Asus Zenfone Max

My schedule like any blogger consists of a big chunk of the day in taking pictures. And now after being a mom, taking selfies with my baby has become a daily routine. To be honest the little one also enjoys seeing her pictures and videos. Carrying around a heavy DSLR camera equipped with the best features, is really impossible. So, as usual a mobile phone with a high resolution camera comes to my rescue. Nowadays, since I cannot access my laptop all the time, like before. Most of my communication and surfing for my blogging takes place through my phone. So obviously I need a piece that has the most powerful battery, who will keep on charging again and again. And my Knight in Shining Armor for these blogger woes is the new Asus Zenfone Max.


On mid-May Asus gifted a handful of bloggers a mystery bx with a secret product, about to be unveiled on the 23rd May. On the D-Day, once we opened the box, we could find a sleek and stylish piece of Asus Zenfone Max, which was unveiled in India on that very day.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

My Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers Review and Swatches

Hola angels! So many of you have been asking me if I stopped writing for Beauty and Beyond, and the answer is a big fat NO! I cannot and would not, ever, leave such a happy “beauty-laden” family; and I apologize for being MIA since about a month, but I had my exams and if you know me, I am one nerdy-head! So yes, that was the reason behind my being almost invisible!


And guys, one month is a long time—and though I have not been blogging, I have been collecting a whole lot of stuff which I will be sharing with you people starting today. And if there is one thing I am the most excited about, it is the set of lip moisturisers from a relatively new Indian brand—ISLAND KISS.

The packaging of these lip moisturisers is so cute or rather very sassy and reminds me so much of balm cosmetics and trust me, it is so fun to just look at! So the USP of the brand is that it is pure, organic, petroleum free, non-toxic, cruelty free, not tested on animals and is lip smacking! The lip moisturisers promise to soothe, nourish, soften and replenish your lips!

Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal Review

One of the best secret beauty weapon of Indian women had long been the kajal. However, now it has evolved itself as an essential item in any culture. Today I will be talking about Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal, a relatively new product in the market.


About Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal 
Welcome to NaturStudio. Where it's all about the glam, minus the harm. Get the look of a gel liner in a simple pencil format. Easy to use, studio finish & filled with goodness.

Price: Rs.425 Available here at 20% off

Packaging: Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal is a pencil with a purple coloured body. It comes with a sharpener
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Friday, May 27, 2016

When #LaundryGoesOddEven at My Home

Home is where the heart is. A perfect home requires peace, harmony and goodwill among the members. No home is complete without the involvement of each member in some way or the other to make it run. It is important to share responsibilities and loads of the family among each other. To run a home, regular chores is something which comes in mind first. And doing laundry is definitely something to look out for.


Doing laundry has often been considered to be a woman's job. My family is not an exception, where all the female members have always taken the burden of bearing the load while my dad has never even known to use the washing machine. But gone are those days, now I have decided to make things even and take up the responsibility of making my dad do the laundry at least once a week.


Monday, May 23, 2016

The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist Review

I am back with another fragrance review and this time it is The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist.


The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist takes you across a lush vanilla field. The warmth of the fragrance is apt for the cold weather. The scents of vanilla, chocolate etc. remind me of Christmas. This fragrance is of no exception.


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bathrooms with the Best Views

A few decades ago, a search of a good home did not necessarily mean a good and spacious bathroom. Often bathrooms were ignored and were given the least importance in selecting or constructing a house. This improved with time and now we have really cosy and comfortable bathrooms for our convenience. However, with urbanization, the space given to bathrooms has been confined, so beautification seems to be quite challenging.
Websites like Homify gives us a fair idea about how the bathrooms can be beautified with the best designs without occupying much space. One of the most important points to note is utilization of space. Every inch is important to be considered for something. Small spaces should be arranged in such a way that it looks spacious.
G Farm House : Eclectic style bathroom by Kumar Moorthy & Associates
Designer:Homify
                                                               
A bathroom design is one of the most difficult tasks. We often try to experiment around designing and decorating bathrooms. It is best to leave it to a professional for the best. Often our experiments may backfire. Placing the right things at the right place, fitting the accurate lighting and some greenery can automatically improvise the bathroom.
Some of the best bathroom designs often are seen with fantastic waterbodies. The Pool Villa at Akaryn Samui Resort and Spa in Thailand is definitely one of the best designed bathrooms.

VLCC Face Scrubs Review, Price

Hey beautifuls, I hope you all will agree with me that scrubbing is an integral part of our skin care regime for a smooth and spotless skin. VLCC has a range of face scrubs that are designed, keeping in mind the various kinds of concerns and skin types. Today I will talk about the VLCC Indian Berberry Face Scrub and Rose Face Scrub.


About VLCC Face Scrubs
VLCC Face Scrubs are made out of natural resources, without any chemicals and processed with cruelty-free techniques.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Nature's Co. Nori Hair Cleanser & Conditioner Review

Hello everyone, if you know me and if you have read my previous articles then you must have noticed that I don’t have many reviews on hair products, there’s hardly two or three. This is because I’m in a serious relationship with my hair and do not like to experiment with it. I become very choosy when it comes to choosing products for my hair as very less stuff suit them. The Nature’s Co sent me this duo and I was quite hesitant to try them out. But, after quite a little war with myself I decided to give them a try. Read on to know more.


Price: The shampoo is worth 795/- for 250ml.

The conditioner is worth 654/- for 250ml.

My Envy Box My Unboxing

Hi guys, Guess what happened? I just got the My Envy Box for May 2016 at my doorsteps and decided lets do an real unboxing post this month for you. So , I'm ready to rip off the packaging and.......... Yes successfully opened . Read on to know more.


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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BLOOMSBERRY TINY-SANI ANTI BACTERIAL HAND GEL REVIEW

Hi guys, what’s up? Let me tell you all a weird fact about me. You know other than being a makeup junkie and collecting makeup I love collecting flavored hand-sanitizers. Bloomsberry added five more to my weird collection. Today I’m going to tell you a bit about these tiny little babies known as BLOOMSBERRY TINY-SANI ANTI BACTERIAL HAND GEL.


P+rice: 149/- for 29ml.

Packaging: The tiny-sanis comes in a cute little plastic container with a flip open cap and white labels on each side.

Product: The product is a different colored thick liquid usually like other sanitizers and has small beads in it. Each flavor has its own particular fragrance though very similar to each other.

BEST 5 PICKS FROM FEBRUARY & MARCH My ENVY BOXES

Hi guys! So, this post is all about my top 5 picks from the Feb and March My Envy Boxes this summer. Since, due to my board exams I could not put the proper timely review we decided to do a favorite post from the boxes. Hence, jump right in to see what I liked the most:


1. Forest Essentials Silkening Shower Wash with Madurai, Mogra and Jasmine: This was there in the February edition which had all forest essentials deluxe sized products. This particular body wash is so refreshing and feels so light on the skin. It has an awesome fragrance and leaves skin feeling softer and smoother.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

My Ideal Yatra to Bhutan

Its not been very long since I have been to a trip, technically a foreign trip and my destination was Bhutan, one of the the few countries situated amidst the green dales of Himalayas. Since my senses have flourished, my choice of vacationing has been strictly dominated by visits to hill stations, be it in India or abroad. Often I have had debates with my family members over the choice of a destination, where safaris, beach holidays, historical tours have been suggested, but I had been always partial towards hills and mountains. Be it the ice-laden peaks of the Himalayas or the lush green valleys of Scotland, the choice has been unaltered.


So, let me give a glimpse to my ideal Yatra, my kind of travel. Last summer, we had set out for a trip to the enchanting valley of Bhutan. There are a couple of International Flights plying from Kolkata to Paro and we took one of those that started in the morning. A sweet little flight trip that included a picturesque view of the Himalayas while approaching the hearts of Paro, marked the beginning of our sensational trip.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bloomsberry Cucumber Foot Scrub Review

Hi everyone, hope all of you are doing great. A few days back I have reviewed the Bloomsberry Minute Manicure Sugar scrub and I really liked it. So, today I am going to review the Bloomsberry smoothing manicure Cucumber Foot Scrub. Lets get into the review.


Price:- ₹550/- for 200gm (available at special prices in Amazon and Flipkart)

Packaging:- The product comes in a transparent tub with white lid and green marbelled labels all over.

Biobloom Day Protection Lotion with Sunscreen Review

Hello all, I don't know why the sun is so angry with us that it is shining so furiously over our head. Dear sun, please have some mercy and free us from your anger. We can't take it anymore and in case if you are not ready to surrender I am ready to face you with BioBloom Day Protection lotion with sunscreen, Liquor ice and carrot seed. Read on to know how.


Price: 599/- for 200ml. Available here on discount

Packaging: The product comes in a transparent rectangular plastic bottle with a twist open pump which is especially hygienic. It has a golden neck and yellow labels on it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Banjara's Skin +Ve Body Lotion Review

Hey beauties, summer has spread its fire-wings on all of us. This is the time we require high protection from sun rays and prevent tanning. Today I will  be talking about Banjara's Skin +Ve Body Lotion.


About Banjara's Skin +Ve Body Lotion:
Banjaraa€™s Skin +ve Body Lotion makes your skin healthy, youthful and flawless from within.Enriched with Pomegranate, Honey and Butters. Pomegranate protects the skin from aging and accelerates the skin repair process.

Price: Rs.140 for 200 ml

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

#StaySummerFresh with Maybelline New York Summer Essential Kit

Hey gorgeous, summer’s here and so are our worries to look perfect!! I am no exception either, however recently I have upgraded my stash with the new Maybelline New York Summer Essentials. Recently at a family function, I used these products and got lot of appreciations.


Maybelline New York Summer Essentials Kit consists of the Maybelline New York White super Fresh 12HR Whitening +Perfecting compact that is very light. It gives the perfect touch up and keeps your face 12 hours of oil-free freshness. It blots the sweat and oil and gives you a perfect look.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

TbDressSummer Wishlist

A summer essential wardrobe is a definite necessity in tropical countries, where the longest period of the year is dominated by heat waves. I was going through Tbdress and was stunned by the collection of summer-appropriate essentials.


About TbDress:
TBDress.com is an online shopping website that specializes in:
1.Wedding apparel
2.Special occasion dresses including Evening Dresses, Prom dresses & cocktail dresses
3.Regular Clothing for Women
4.Accessories
5.Initimate Items

TBDress.com offers various apparels and accessories starting from the range of $3. You will get very affordable products of latest trends from them. In short TBDress.com is your one-stop shopping destination for affordable products with great deals and discounts.

Bloomsberry Minute Manicure Review

Hi everyone, what's up? How are you all dealing with sun's rage? I'm trying to stay at home as much as possible because I don't want to get tanned ( 😉) . How many of you are going to the parlour to get a manicure? I needed one severely but didn't dare to step out ( fear of getting tanned 😝) and that's when Bloomsberry minute Manicure came handy. So, today I am going to talk about an alternative for salon manicures which is just one minute manicure at home and that too at a cheap rate.


Product name
: Bloomsberry Minute Manicure Jar Blossom Sugar Scrub- Instant Manicure Hand Scrub in a minute.

Price: ₹549/- for 150 gm

Packaging:
The product comes in a transparent tub with white lid and purple labels.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chambor Tender Tuberose Fragrance Mist Review

Summers are meant for fresh floral scents. Chambor Tender Tuberose Fragrance Mist is a perfect blend of floral notes with a fresh breezy undertone.


Chambor Tender Tuberose Fragrance Mist comes in an attractive transparent green packaging. The opening notes are a beautiful garden fresh tuberose burst. It mellows into a milder breezy tone in the centre, while the base is a very subtle flowery touch of the tuberose.


VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 PA+++ Review!

VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 PA+++ Review!


-By Ishleen Kaur

Hello there my angels!
Summers, summers, summers! God, is there anything I hate more in this world than the scorching heat which has all the potency to just burn the shit out of my skin--yes, yes, you may call it just a skin burn but I abhor it and my sensitive skin just cannot take it. So come summers, and all my make-up and skin care stuff is at one place and my sunscreens stand at the top most pedestal. Not that I do not recommend not using sunscreen in winters, but come summers and I just cannot live without sunscreens.


And if there is one thing which i hate more that the scorching heat, it is my skin which gets all sweaty and nasty after applying almost about any sunscreen. And that is why I am almost always on the look out for a good sunscreen which not only does protect my skin but also avoids the skin from getting sweaty and patchy, and with this little baby my search has almost ended.
The VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen comes in a regular white and orange squeezy tube like packaging which retails for Rs 295 for 100 grams of product and is quite sturdy and won't ditch you in your bag! And if you do not want to buy the full size product, the sunscreen also comes in a 60 grams pack which retails for just 195 bucks!

Body Pampering Session with Juvena Herbals

A body spa is required to rejuvenate and pamper the skin. However, instead of spending thousand of bucks on a salon, if you get the feel at the comfort of your home with the right products, how nice would that be!! Today I will be talking about a body spa session that I follow at home using Juvena Herbals products.


The session commences with a thorough cleansing with the Juvena Herbals Marigold Cleanser. Then a light massage with the Juvena Herbals Beauty Oil follows. By this time the skin becomes quite hydrated. Next step is with an Ubtan and for this I use the Juvena Herbals Bridal Ubtan. The last step is a thorough massage, and for that I use Juvena Herbals Massage Cream.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Keya Bath And Body Work's Handmade Charcoal Soap Review!

Keya Bath And Body Work's Handmade Charcoal Soap Review!

-By Ishleen

Hello my pretty angels!
How is everyone doing? Summers are in and if there is one thing I love in these hot months, it is taking long showers! And if gorgeously fresh scents accompany me during such me-time sessions, I am the happiest person in the world. So today I have for you girls a very beautifully scented soap which has charcoal in it and is just too gorgeous to melt away with each use!

This black beauty of a soap retails for 80 bucks and we get 100 grams of product with it. Packaged in a transparent plastic covering, this round little black soap looks gorgeous and is very simple and classic.

Kama Ayurveda Sugandhadi Rejuvenating Body Treatment Review

Kama Ayurveda products are slowly becoming my everyday essential. Starting from my baby's coconut oil to my own night care essentials- my life has a lot to do with Kama Ayurveda now. And today I will be talking about the Kama Ayurveda Sugandhadi Rejuvenating Body Treatment.


About Kama Ayurveda Sugandhadi Rejuvenating Body Treatment:
A 100% natural herbal relaxing oil.This product is prescribed in the Ayurveda texts to alleviate stress, exhaustion and tension from overwork. Rejuvenating Body Treatment is a blend of naturally grown herbal ingredients processed in whey and sesame oil. Jelly leaf helps remove fatigue and alleviate muscle ache and pain, while winter cherry helps ease stress, build muscle and tone skin. It is also gentle enough to be used on children as a muscle tone and to revitalize the nervous system.


Price: Rs.350 

The Perfect Manciure-Pedicure Routine with Aroma Essentials

Summers have dug in and so has snuck in the season of open and breezy sandals.  And no, open sandals do not look good on dry, chapped feet. And this is where our pedicures come to play! But just like a cupcake is incomplete without its delectable frosting, so is a pedicure incomplete without a complimentary manicure. And do not let the mani-pedi routine terrify you as you do not needs oodles of money to do the needful. Just some spare time on hand and a few nice products like the ones from the house of Aroma Essentials.


Aroma Essentials foot scrub is a delight for the tired feet. Works like a dream, is scrubby but not abrasive and clears out the feet of any dead skin and dry patches. Though it does not smell that great but is a perfect accompaniment for your at home pedicure routine.

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