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My Recent Mini Haul from Himalaya

26 Sep

My Recent Mini Haul from Himalaya

Hey everyone,

I know its been long since I have posted on the blog due to some personal reasons, but I would like to thank you all for supporting and following the blog which in turn reminds me of hosting a giveaway soon.

Recently I got a little skincare stuff from Himalaya. We all know that Himalaya is a natural brand that offers different skincare and body care products. What I really love about them is that they are easy to use, give great results yet on a budget.

So let get on what I bought from the Himalaya store recently-

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  1. Himalaya Refreshing Cleansing Milk-

This was a repurchase. I like using this when I skin looks extremely tired and dull. Just take a little of it on a cotton swab and clean your face with it and then wash with plain water. You will see how it removes the dirt and oiliness from the skin so effectively.

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2.  Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion-

I have used this before and this was a repurchase again. It is a very soft textured cocoa butter lotion and the best part is that it has a mild fragrance. Though it takes a little time to absorb but the skin feels soft after applying it

3. Himalaya Orange Face Scrub-

Honestly I will be using this for the first time. Recently I feel my face has got a bit of tanning so I picked this up. Will definitely review this after using it .

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4. Himalaya Orange Peel Off Mask-

I am really fond of  this product and this is my third tube that I have purchased. I had an impression that peel off masks are messy  so I avoided using them, but this changed my entire perception of it . A definite must try. Review coming up soon.

In all , I got these products so that’s a mini haul from Himalaya. Do comment below and let us know what would you like to purchase from this brand.

Enjoy,

Sonal.

 

 

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CURRENT FAVOURITES-OCTOBER 2016

7 Oct

Hey all,

Its been a long time since I have posted something and so I am back with another post. First of all I would like to wish all my readers Happy Navaratri and DurgaPuja. Its a festive month ahead with Diwali coming in soon. Today I am sharing my current favourites for October and are my cult favourites for the festive season. I will be soon writing about some hacks for the festive month. So Let’s Begin.

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CURRENT FAVOURITES-OCTOBER 2016

1) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer-

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This is one product that I have been in love with. I have never used concealers much , but we all keeps on needing them during the festive season. I use the concealer on acne scars and this one does the job.Most of the times , I use Maybelline Fit Me Concealer with my BB Cream and its perfect to go. I use the shade from the Fit me Range. I will be posting a detailed review on this soon.

2) NYX  Soft Matte Lip Creme in Prague

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This beautiful shade from NYX named Prague is a beautiful lip shade. I have already reviewed this in my previous posts.

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3)  Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

This eyeshadow from Maybelline has a perfect blend of all the colours for the festive makeup. I usually like to go for the Smoky Eye , so this palette is very handy to use

4) Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick In Shade 1-

This is one of my favourite Red Lipstick from Rimmel. It is a deep red shade which will suit most of the Indian Skin tones

5) BBlunt Dry Shampoo:

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Last but not the least, I really feel good the day my hair looks nice. As it is not possible to shampoo my hair everyday, I use this dry shampoo from BBlunt. Trust me on this , it has been a big saviour.

Let me know what are your favourites of the festive month.

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

AVON EXTRA LASTING LIP GLOSS IN ENDLESS WATERMELON- REVIEW AND SWATCH.

29 Aug

AVON EXTRA LASTING LIP GLOSS IN ENDLESS WATERMELON- REVIEW AND SWATCH.

Hello there,
I am back with a review on a brand called Avon. Avon has been one of my favourite brand since years because they are affordable and of good quality.
Today I will be reviewing Avon Extra Lasting Lip gloss in the shade Endless Watermelon.

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From the Avon Website:-
Lip gloss you can apply once and be done! Extra lasting Lip Gloss has all day staying power and lasting moisture. The glossy colours looks great and give you luminous
shiny lips without be sticky! Colours are super glossy and sure to WOW. Get vivid lips with all day staying power!
BENEFITS
• Long lasting
• Moisturizing
• Non sticky
• Easy to apply
• Light-to-medium coverage
• Makes lips look shiny, glossy, and luminous
• Provides even coverage

How to use:
Glide your colour onto your lips and wear all day!

Price:Rs 330
Available only through Avon Representatives

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Review on Avon Extra Lasting Lip gloss in the shade Endless Watermelon.

I do not like using lip gloss a lot because I prefer lipsticks.But when I went through the Avon brochure,this lip gloss somehow looked really attractive to me.Lip gloss are used for any look, but for me it would go with a Smokey look.
Coming to this one, the packaging is really simple. It has a normal lip gloss packaging with a black cap and a wand for applying the lip gloss.I find the packaging simple and cute. It is travel friendly and even fits in the pocket. The wand helps to remove a proper quantity of the gloss and so it wont get wasted
or wont spill.

Talking about the texture and colour, the shade Endless Watermelon is a peachy golden gloss with shimmer.I really like the fact that it is pigmented and would give a smooth look on the lips. After applying it does feel a little bit heavy on lips, but that stays only for a bit of time.This colour can be used either on top of a lipstick or just the lip gloss. I like using this for my night look paired with a black Smokey look. The texture is quite moisturizing and smooth to use, so you might not need a lip balm for this.

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The staying power is really good as it stays for a longer time.It has a slight fragrance but that doesn’t linger for a long time.I like this shade a lot but I would like to try other shades too.The most important thing is that to buy Avon products can be bought only through their representatives which sometimes can be tedious to find.But for the price it offers, it is a really nice lip gloss and Avon generally has discounts every month on their products,so you might get them at a reasonable price.

In all, this lip gloss is an affordable one and if you like such type of lip shades you can go for it. I would skip it and try other shades.

Have you used any lip gloss from this range?? What do you think about this??  It would be great if you would comment below and share your favourites.

You can also follow us on Facebook here and Instagram here for all updates related to our blog.

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM IN PRAGUE – REVIEW AND SWATCH

22 Aug

Hey all,

NYX cosmetics has recently launched in India and is the talk of the town currently. Initially this brand was available on international sites or in Sephora but luckily they are now accessible through Nykaa.com. Isn’t that great?? This brand has good quality makeup stuff with many shades and varieties.

If you have been following our blog, I have already reviewed one of NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo , you can check the review here. Today I am going to review another shade from the matte lip cream range called Prague.

The names of these lip shades sound so classy . I am really fond of this range and so after searching for a shade for my skin tone, I chose Prague. Lets see how well it suits me??

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About NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague:-

Now available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy colour and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favourite.

Price–  Rs 600.

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Availability– Available on Nykaa.com.

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My Review on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague:

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NYX Prague is one of the best shades I have ever used . Though they have many awesome shades, I always like to try shades which are similar to  pink, berry and red. It comes in a normal lip gloss kind of packaging and has a black colour cap on it.

It is a nice berry shade with a hint of pink and I am sure it will be a hit with the Indian skin tones. On application, the colour glides on smoothly and looks perfect on exfoliated lips. It is anytime better to exfoliate your lips, apply a lip balm, wipe the lip balm with a tissue and then apply this lip colour. As this is a matte lip cream, it is advisable to do the above step or else it can settle in fine lines and make them visible.

After applying this lip colour, it feels very light and stays for a longer time. I really like lip colours which stay for a longer time . Talking about the price , I feel its really affordable and it can be used for a longer time

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So , I would highly recommend this one for people who want to try something in berry shade. You will really like this one.

Let me know how you like this one and do follow us on Facebook and Instagram for further updates

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST TONERS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

17 Jun

Hey all,

In my last two posts, I had compiled a list of Best Face Washes for Acne Prone Skin and Best Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin. Today, I am listing down the Best Toners for Acne Prone Skin.Now if you are wondering if toners are really important in your skincare regime?? The answer is Yes , they are.. Why?? Toners help to tighten the pores and make the skin look fresh and clean.So , lets take a look at the list..

Related: Best Face Washes for Acne Prone Skin

Related:  Best Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin

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HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY THE TONER:-

Usually , Toner should be used after cleansing your face with a suitable face wash. It can be applied with the help of a cotton swab.

BEST TONERS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

ACNES SOOTHING TONER:-

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Price: Rs 180

Acnes Soothing Toner contains Salicylic Acid which helps tighten pores and reduce acne break outs.It helps to retain the moisture in the skin yet being effective. Its totally suitable for acne prone skin. It is a budget toner at the price of Rs 180.

Sebamed Deep Cleansing Facial Toner

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Price : Rs 400

Sebamed Deep Cleansing Facial Toner contains hazel witch and cucumber , both the ingredients heal and soothe acne. Priced at Rs 400 its a bit over the budget, but it really is effective.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner

 

 

 

 

 

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Price: Rs 695

The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner is my HG toner. I use this twice a day on a daily basis. It soothes my skin and I have seen a considerable change in my skin after using this. There are less breakouts and skin looks fresh and healed. I lovee this…

FabIndia Tea Tree Toner

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Price: Rs 200

FabIndia Tea tree toner is a budget toner which contains goodness of Tea Tree, Neem and Turmeric Extract. It helps to keep the skin clear and fresh. A tea tree toner at a budget.

FabIndia Rose Water

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Price: Rs 240

Surprised?? What is this doing in this list?? Well, Rose water is a natural toner without any side effects. FabIndia Rose water can be used as a toner and it does remove all traces of dirt from the skin. Definitely a must try…

So here I complete the series of  Best for Acne Prone Skin. Soon, I would be writing for dry skin . Do check them out. Let me know your favourite toners…

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow-Wine Pink

2 Jun

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow – Wine Pink

Today I am reviewing an eyeshadow quad which can be used for a casual makeup look. I like to highlight my eyes with an eyeshadow and some kohl for a casual look. We all like some shimmer or glittery eyeshadow for a subtle day look or a glam look. So, I have been using the Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow quad in Wine Pink since a few days.

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About Maybelline Diamond glow Eyeshadow- Wine Pink:-

Make the four perfectly harmonized shadows of Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow your eye makeup essential and handbag essentials. The sleek eyeshadow palette of shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens are made with advanced pigments that allow true, instant color payoff, and long-lasting plush performance. So go ahead play and become your own style eye-con.

  • The creamy eyeshadow have the most glowing diamond effect in 4 simple steps!
  • Available in 4 different shade eyeshadow palettes.

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How to use product

Apply A on your entire eye lid and inner corner with the bigger sponge. Blend B on your medium lid with the opposite side of the bigger sponge. Blend C on lower medium lid with the smaller sponge.Use D with the opposite side of the smaller sponge to line the lash line.

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My Review on Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow- Wine Pink

The eyeshadow palette comes in a black case with a transparent lid through which all the colours can be clearly seen. It is sturdy and small which makes it convenient to use it anywhere. Behind the case, all the instructions about the product is given. I really liked the way they have given instructions on how to use the product and create a look.

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Basically the eyeshadow quad comprises of four colours:

A) Pearl white colour which can be used as a highlighter and an eyeshadow

B) It is a light pink or baby pink shimmer which can be used as a base for any eye look.

C) It is a bright pink or magenta and I love using this colour on my eyes. It brightens up my eyes when lined with a kohl.

D) A plum or wine colour which can be used on the lash line.

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The colours are not really pigmented and so you to need apply the eyeshadow more than once or you need to use a primer as a base for them. This quad is apt for daily or casual look and will suit on all the skin tones. They are budget friendly and available online and in stores also.

In all, this eyeshadow quad has beautiful tones of pink colour and suitable for all you women out there. So whether its a date night or your friend’s wedding, this can be used on all occasions.

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

Stay Fit with these Fitness Apps

17 Mar

Stay Fit with these Fitness Apps

Being fit seems to be the priority of every individual in today’s world. We go to gym for a workout , walk about an hour daily and eat healthy.. There’s so much to do for all the fitness freaks. But what about the days you cannot go for a workout or have no time for it or too lazy to do it basically. That’s when technology plays a role. Today I will be listing down my personal favourite fitness apps for you which can be used anywhere and at anytime. These apps can be downloaded on your Smartphone and can be easily used.

You can read my previous post on 5 Books for Weight Loss which may change your perspective here

1) Pedometer

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No time for those tedious workouts?? Prefer a walk instead, then this ones for you. This app is my go to app as I use it daily. You can count your steps and monitor your calories burned and the distance covered on this app.You can pause it any point of time and resume it again. It also has basic tabs for resetting the count whenever you want. Totally handy and easy to use…

You can download it on Google Play Store here and on ITunes store here .

2) My Calorie Counter

 

Interesting name?? Isn’t it.. I am a complete foodie and the word calorie is something I never cared about until I really wanted to lose weight. Keeping a track of eating within 1200 calories is difficult. So My Calorie Counter helps me in tracking the calorie count. Initially when you install this app from Google Play store, you have to sign up with some basic details. After logging in, they ask for your basic goal , I wanted to lose weight. It is a very simple and basic app but remembering and updating what I ate the entire day is a bit difficult . So I keep on updating it meal wise. The best part is they give you personalized plan of calorie intake according to your height and weight. So go ahead and install this.. Its a great app..

You can download it on Google Play Store here and on ITunes Store here.

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Fitbit is an app which can be used with Fitbit Surge, Charge HR, Charge, Flex, One or Zip tracker with your Android device. You can connect the app with these and track daily goals , exercise regime, manage calories. The best part to stay motivated is to compete with your friends and this app allows you to do that. So its fun using this app always.

You can download it on Google Play Store here

4) Nike+ Running

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Superb app launched by Nike. We all love Nike shoes and their designs, don’t we?? So this app tracks your run and reach your goals basically. You can track your progress and stay motivated. In this app, you can also get some training programs, set reminders and stay fit.

You can download it on Google Play Store here and on Itunes Store here

5 )Fat Burning Lose Weight Loss

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An app with exercises and regime to lose weight. Yes, that’s what it is. If you feeling lazy to go to gym, you can try the exercises from here. These exercises can be performed anywhere and at anytime. There are different set of routines which target fat in all the important parts of the body. Such an appropriate one to lose weight and sweat it out..

You can download this app from Google Play Store here Continue reading

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