Sunday, 2 July 2017

My Going-To-Work Make-up Routine

Hi Everyone!

I've never done a makeup video, so here is a first. It is obviously nowhere close to a whole bunch of Beauty You-Tubers. I any case, i'm not trying to teach anyone, I'm only showing what I do. Hope you like the video! If you do, don't forget to give me a THUMBS UP. Subscribe only if you want...






Products Used:


  1. L'Oreal BaseMagique Transforming Smoothing Primer
  2. Colorbar Perfect Match BB Cream in 02 Honey Glaze
  3. Lollipop Concealer in 24 Biscuit
  4. Maybelline Clear Glow All in One Compact Powder in 02 Nude Beige
  5. Bellapierre Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow
  6. NYX 3 Color Shadow Palette in Love in Rio
  7. Lakme Eyeconic Kohl in Brown
  8. Elle 18 Liquid Eyeliner in Blackout
  9. Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in 05 Rust Lust 


Feel Free to leave your comments...

Think and Stay Beautiful!



Thursday, 29 June 2017

Empties Post: June 2017

Hi Everyone!

I haven't done an empties post in a while and I have this huge stash of empties sitting in my cupboard. However, this time, instead of a written blog post, I am doing a quick video.




Products mentioned in the video:

1. Oriflame Pure Nature Organic Aloevera and Arnica Extract Soothing Toner
2. Lisa Haydon Naked Lotion Potion. Buy HERE
3. Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Day Cream (Gentle). Buy HERE
4. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil. Buy HERE
5. Gratia Pure Tea Tree Oil. Buy HERE
6. Natural Bath and Body Whipped Cream with Vitamin E. Buy HERE
7. O3+ Whitening Mask. Buy HERE
8. Nivea Lip Care Lip Balm. Buy HERE
9. Sand for Soapaholics Deadly Face Mask
10. Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Scrub. Buy HERE
11.Botega di Lungavita Vita Age-In Intervento Scrub Viso. Buy HERE
12. Natio Meditate Hand Cream with Yoga Scented Pink Lotus Attar
13. Splurge Daily Moisturiser with Sun Protection
14. Johara Instant Radiance Face Scrub


Think and Stay Beautiful!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

My Envy Box: June 2017 Edition

Hello Readers,

Today's post is about the second beauty box I subscribe to, that is My Envy Box. This month's theme is the monsoon rains. The Box has this beautiful blue watery accent. Just looking at the box makes me feel so cool and fresh! 




So What's inside the Box?






Vetro Power - Footwear Protection

Product  Price: INR 1500/- for 100 ml
Sample Size in Box: 25ml



Votre After Sun Mist
Product Price: INR 850/- for 100 ml
Sample Size in Bag: 50 ml


Essence Eyeshadow in (35) Party All Night, metallic effect
Product Price: INR 199/- for 2.5 gms
Sample Size in Box: Full Size



Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in 104 Sweet as Candy
Product Price: INR 199/- for 8 ml
Sample Size in Bag: Full Size


Essentials Teenage Day Cream

Product Price: INR 1850/- for 30 gms
Forest Essentials Kumkumadi Teenage Night Cream
Product Price: 1975/- for 30 gms
Sample size in Bag: 4 gms each




Calvin Klein Eternity Intense Perfume
Product Price: INR 5800/-
Sample Size in Bag: 1.2 ml

                                       

I got this freebie coupon too. Do feel free to use this chance to get an eyeshadow applicator set on purchase of Essence products HERE

MyTake on this Month's Box

Its an interesting curation this month. Apart from the regular makeup, skincare and perfume, there is this footwear protection spray. I'm looking forward to using this completely new product. Forest Essentials is my favourite and I am glad they have sent me the teenage creams since i have very oily and acne prone skin, so i'm hoping these two creams will not be too heavy for my skin. The Votre After Sun Mist is also a welcome addition to the Box. I love a cool spritz on my face after an outing in the sun. I am loving the Essence Nail Polish and Eyeshadow. I have used them both and they are really nice! As for the Calvin Klein Eternity Perfume? Who does not like a vial ti keep in the purse and spray it on when the occasion demands?

Total Value of Box: INR 2076/- (approx). Excellent, sine you pay only 850/- for the box. 

Overall Verdict: Just go for it!

My Envy Box is a subscription service which brings you 4-5 trial sized beauty products (typically 2ml-10ml) from the top international luxury and prestige brands delivered to your door step every month. Priced at INR 850/- for a month, it may be subscribed for 3, 6, or 12 months. You may subscribe to this service HERE

Friday, 23 June 2017

What's in My FabBag? June 2017 Edition

Hi Everyone!

I know I had completely disappeared in the month of May and put up no new posts. A whole bunch of things were going on. My Dad's cook and my cleaning lady had gone on a month long leave and I had to shuttle between my home and Dad's to manage everything. On top of it all, I was under the weather for at least 10 days! So it was all crazy and I had no time to put up any posts. I did shoot a couple of videos but couldn't manage to edit them on time.... so...

Anyway, here we are. Let's do a quick roundup of what FabBag has for us this month.

The June FabBag is themed Boho Chic.


I like the understated Jute finish bag.



So here is this month's collection. There are 4 products in the Bag this month





BioBloom Foot Cream (Eucalyptus)
Product Price: INR 335/- for 50 gms
Sample Size in Bag: Full Size



Johara Creme Rich Lip Colour Cocoa Delight
Product Price: INR 395/- for 4.5 gms
Sample Size in Bag: Full Size


Sugar Twist and Shout FadeProof Kajal on 01 Black Velvet
Product price: INR 399/-
Sample size in Bag: Full Size


APS Cosmetofood Activated Spring Water
Product Price: 270/- for 50 ml
Sample size in Bag: Full Size


Hey that's all four full sized products! What I like best in this month's bag is the Sugar Twist and Shout Kajal. The Johara lipstick was this month's product of choice, so I chose this neutral brown. It will make a nice present, since I am drowning in lipsticks at the moment. The BioBloom foot cream is nice too, the Eucalyptus variant is quite refreshing and the cream itself gets absorbed quite easily. As for the APS Cosmetofood Activated Spring Water, check out the detailed video of my first impressions HERE

Value of Bag: INR 1399/-. That's great, because I paid INR 416/- for the bag (I have an annual subscription)

Overall Verdict: Great value for money Bag! Though none of the products were those that I desperately wanted, a woman can never have too many Kajals. If you like what you see, book your June Bag today!



FabBag is a monthly subscription service starting at INR 416/-. Each month's bag contains 3-5 products from national and international brands ranging from drugstore to luxury. Product sizes range from small sample sizes to full size. To join this service click HERE.

First Impression: APS Cosmetofood Activated Organic Spring Water Face Cleanser and Makeup Remover

Hello All!

Its after a long time that I have filmed a video. This time its about a new product that I received in my June 2017 FabBag. It is called APS Cosmetofood Activated Organic Spring Water Face Cleanser and Makeup Remover. Hmmm.... quite a mouthful.
India has been introduced to micellar water cleansers through Vichy, Bioderma and a host of other French brands that have launched here in the last couple of years. 

APS is an Indian brand and this product has been manufactures in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. This is where many of the products of beauty brands are manufactured as well.

Anyhow, do click on the video below to see what I thought of this product.

Don't forget to give me a thumbs-up if you like the video. I prefer to keep my videos raw and real in this world of lighting and other editing trick.  






Stay real and beautiful!

Friday, 28 April 2017

My Envy Box: April 2017 Edition

Hi All!

I seem to be on a filming spree! So here's another video, this time giving you a quick tour of My Envy Box April 2017.




What do you think of the Box? You can still place a order for it at www.myenvybox.com 

Think and Stay Beautiful!

My Envy Box is a subscription service which brings you 4-5 trial sized beauty products (typically 2ml-10ml) from the top international luxury and prestige brands delivered to your door step every month. Priced at INR 850/- for a month, it may be subscribed for 3, 6, or 12 months. You may subscribe to this service HERE

Thursday, 27 April 2017

What's in my FabBag? April 2017 Edition

Hello Readers!

Its been a long time since I did a video. So watch below for a lowdown on the April 2017 Fab Bag.




Did you like the video? Let me know in the comments section below....

Think and Stay Beautiful!


FabBag is a monthly subscription service starting at INR 416/-. Each month's bag contains 3-5 products from national and international brands ranging from drugstore to luxury. Product sizes range from small sample sizes to full size. To join this service click HERE.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

My Envy Box March 2017 Edition


Hi Everyone!

We are moving from spring into summer. It means that the air around us is changing. So our beauty regimen needs to change too. Starting from skin care and make up, to fragrances, pamper yourself from inside out. The theme itself for this month is RELAX. RENEW. REFRESH

My Envy Box will help you pamper yourself as the season shifts. Let us see how.....



The Box itself looks lovely and fresh with water - colour floral accents. 





Gardener Street Tea - Glow
Product Price: INR 450/- for 20 sachets
Sample Size in Box: 3 sachets

I love green tea. And when it comes enriched with hibiscus and marigold, it jus reaches another level! 


All Good Scents Jasmine and Rose
Product Price: INR 1190/- for 50 ml
Sample Size in Box: 2 vials 2 ml each

Perfumes are perennial, but it is an essential in summers! These two fragrances, rose and jasmine are very typically Indian. I have always been partial to floral scents and I'm happy that these two are part of this month's box.


Eyova Hair Oil
Product Price: INR 590/- for 50 ml
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

I did not know about egg oil. Now I do. I am really curious about this product and I'll let you know how it works for me.


Essence Lip Liner in 15 Honey Berry
Product Price: INR 129/- for 1 gm
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

This month MEB allows you to choose your preferred makeup product. They offered 3 variants of Essence Lip Liners. I like this idea since I can pick colours I do not have or those more suitable for my complexion.


Wicca Beauty Potion
Product Price: INR 700/- for 15 gms
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

I've used this product a couple of times. On first impression it did not feel very moisturizing or hydrating on my skin. The air is quite dry with very low humidity right now. So I'm going to reserve my judgement of the product till I use it in the more humid months.


Neemli Coffee and Cocoa Body Wrap
Product Price: INR 550/- for 75 gms
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

A product to pamper the body too. I love coffee. I am looking forward to trying out this body wrap!

Total Value of Box: INR 2086/- approx. Great value for money since you pay only INR 850/- for the box!

Overall Verdict: I really like this month's box. It brings you not 4 but actually 7 products, of which 4 are full size. Each of the sample targets a different beauty concern. I would say, close your eyes and buy it!

My Envy Box is a subscription service which brings you 4-5 trial sized beauty products (typically 2ml-10ml) from the top international luxury and prestige brands delivered to your door step every month. Priced at INR 850/- for a month, it may be subscribed for 3, 6, or 12 months. You may subscribe to this service HERE

Thursday, 16 March 2017

What's in My FabBag? March 2017 Edition

Hello Everybody!

This month FabBag gives me yet another reason to love it! FabBag usually sends 4 to 5 products of which gnerally 1 is a full sized product. This month they have packed 6 products of which 2 are full sized. So let's do a quick roundup and see if you should pick one up this month.



I'm not sure I like the leatherette bag, FabBag has had better.






Moha Herbal Shower Gel
Product Price: INR 105 for 100 ml
Sample Size in Bag: 30ml

The product smells fresh and herby with a strong minty fragrance. Great as a travel pack. Nice!




Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick 06 Nude Love
Product Price: INR 180/- 
Sample Size in Bag: Full Size

The lipstick was the customer choice item for this month. It i a nice pinkish brown shade which makes for a lovely nude on my complexion. Given its price point, its quite good!




Ayorma SPF 40 Sun Block
Product Price: INR 349/- for 50 ml
Sample Size in Bag: 10 ml

Ayorma is a small brand, but it delivers quality products. I have used their facewash, scrub and night cream and I really liked them. So I am looking forward to using their sunblock too.




Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer 013 Break on Blue
Product Price: INR 249/-
Sample Size in Bag: Full Size

I'm currently wearing this nail lacquer on my toe nails. I'm not confident enough to wear on my fingernails. And I'm liking my matte blue toenails!




Kronokare Flower Power Face Toner 
Product Price: INR 295/- for 100 ml
Sample Size in Bag: 55 ml

Kronokare also has some great products in its stable. I have already enjoyed using their body wash, body oil and moisturizer. So the Face toner looks promising.



The Nature's Co. Sandalwood Turmeric Anti-Blemish Cream
Product Price: INR 895/- for 50 ml
Sample Size in Bag: 20 ml

The Nature's Co. is a well known brand with some great products. Since I have acne issues and marks that they leave behind, I'm hoping this product will work for me.

Total Value of Bag: INR 1050/- approx. Decent Value for money if you are going to pay INR 416-599/- (depending on your subscription)

Overall Assessment: I think its a good bag and if you like what you see, quickly order yours!


FabBag is a monthly subscription service starting at INR 416/-. Each month's bag contains 3-5 products from national and international brands ranging from drugstore to luxury. Product sizes range from small sample sizes to full size. To join this service click HERE.



Saturday, 11 March 2017

Easy Peasy Home made Holi Colours

Hi Everyone!

Holi, the spring festival of colour is just 2 days away! How many of you are afraid of playing Holi because of all the horrible and harmful chemical colours? I know I used to break out in painful rashes after people rubbed chemical gulal (powder colour) on me. The solution? Use herbal colours. Of course it is quite easy to find skin-safe, herbal gulal in the market. But is feels much better when you have made the colours yourself, using things that you can find easily in your kitchen cupboard. 

I ran a quick google search to see what tips were available out there. Most of the things I saw there were difficult to make with complex steps or used materials which are not always handy or readily available. 

What if I told you that you could make your own holi colours in under one minute? Don't believe me? Keep reading....


Photo Courtesy Nita Ganguly


For a bright yellow colour

Mix Turmeric powder and besan (chickpea flour) in a 1:1 ratio.  If applied as a dry powder, it is easily brushed off. If you mix water an make it to a paste like consistency, it will leave a pale yellow stain on the skin, which will wash off in a day or two. Far from harming the skin, it is a staple in your skincare routine!







For Red colour

Mix in 1:1 ratio Roli or sindoor (vermilion powder) and maida (white flour).


 

For Blue Colour

Mix in 1:1 ratio Robin Blue powder (or any indigo powder) with white flour.

 Image result for natural indigo powder 

For Green colour

Either use henna powder on its own or mix it with white flour.


Use these natural, safe colours to play Holi this year.You may even pack these up in zip-lock bags and gift them to your friends and family so they can play a safe Holi too!!

Do you have any easy peasy holi colour recipes? Share them in the comments section below.

Happy Holi!!

Disclaimer: None of the above photographs are mine. 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Empties Post February 2017

Hello Everyone!

Time is flying! We're already into the the third month of the year. And I can see that I am running through a fair number of product at a steady pace too. So here are the products I have finished this month.




First of the lot is the Avon Foot Works cracked heel cream. I've loved using it and have already on to my second tube. I have a tendency towards cracked heels and this cream has reall helped me keep the cracks at bay!


SaND Totally Peanuts face cleanser was another product I enjoyed using. Its a soft scrub which felt good on the skin. Only it has a short shelf life (3 months from opening). It was great for my sensitive skin. Never got any breakouts while I used it! For a more detailed review click HERE


Just Herbs SilkSplash Rehydrant Facewash worked just as its name. It cleaned my face without drying up my skin. Product is great for oily and sensitive skin!


The Natuer's Co. White Tea Night Cream was nice too. It absorbed very quickly into my skin. It did soothe the occasional dry patch on my winter skin. For a more detailed review,click HERE 


Ayorma is a nice brand with great skin care products. I have used their face wash and a lovely night cream. The scrub was nice too. I did not use it daily, only twice a week. It felt soft on my skin, yet effective enough to exfoliate my skin.

Have you used any of these products? If yes, did you like them? I would love to hear from you!

Think and Stay Beautiful!


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

February 2017 Edition: My Envy Box

Hi All!

I seem to be running behind all the time! This post was due at least 10 days ago and here I am burning the midnight oil trying to get it ready to be published.

It does not help to complain, does it? So let's just get started....




I am loving the pattern on the box this month. The theme is Indo-French beauty and the box design reflects the thought. So you have the shimmering Eiffel Tower representing France and India's national flower lotus sharing space.



There are four products in the Box this time from L'Oreal Paris (product made in India), Votre (again made in India, but with a Frenchified name), Avene (made in France)and Gulnare (very Indian).


L'Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold
Product Price: INR 350/- for 0.35 gms
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

Well, OK. I had not like the regular Kajal Magique. I hope this one is an improvement.



Gulnare Gold Dust Highlighter
Product Price: INR 950/- for 20 gms
Sample Size in Bag: Full Size

I've quite liked the stain it left on my finger tips when I lightly brushed my finger against the product. I haven't tried it on my face though. Do watch out for a review in a bit.



Avene Micellar Lotion
Product Price: INR 1200/- for 200 ml
Sample Size in Bag: 20ml

I'm a fan of micellar waters and I'm quite happy to get this product in my bag. It should last me about 10 uses. then I can use the little bottle as a refill when I'm travelling. 


Votre Face Serum
Product Price: 1670/- for 12ml
Sample Size in Box: Full Size

Hmmm. I've used this face serum before and it did not do much for me, though some beauty bloggers had loved the product. 

Value of Box: INR 3070/-. Really good deal if you have paid only INR 850/- for a month's box!

Overall Verdict: There are 3 full sized products in a box of 4, so that is definitely generous! However, for me, personally, the Box did not have me jump with excitement. Though i am truly curious about the Gulnare Highlighter. But if you like the products you should definitely go for it, its more than your money's worth!

My Envy Box is a subscription service which brings you 4-5 trial sized beauty products (typically 2ml-10ml) from the top international luxury and prestige brands delivered to your door step every month. Priced at INR 850/- for a month, it may be subscribed for 3, 6, or 12 months. You may subscribe to this service HERE