FASHION, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Shopping Haul- Hill road, Bandra

Hello Everyone😀

Last weekend i headed to hill road, bandra with my cousin for shopping. It was more like my cousin wanted to shop and i was just accompanying her. I had warned myself strictly that i wont buy a single thing but as usual i ended up buying a few things. After all how can one resist shopping.

#About Hill Road Shopping – Hill road is one of the most popular shopping street in mumbai. You will find many shops as well as illegal vendors selling branded and non branded items. You can get best of the clothing styles at reasonable rates. Everything from hair accessories to neck pieces and inner wear, sports wear, top and tees, shorts, jeans, footwear you will find everything and anything.

#Location For those who don’t know where is hill road – Hill Road is a road in Bandra west, Mumbai, India. It is 10 minutes away from Bandra railway station. If you want to know anything else you can always ask me in the comments below 🙂

So let me show all the things that i picked up from hill road, Bandra. 😀

1) Rose Embroidered shirt.

The first thing i picked up was this rose embroidered shirt. The shirt has a label of zara brand. I love the rose embroidery style. I have seen similar ones in the malls and online shopping sites which were priced between 750 to 1200. So when i saw this at hill road just for 200rs i immediately decided to buy this. The picture doesn’t do justice to this shirt. It’s much more good than in the picture and i love the quality and fit.

2) Yellow Gown dress

The only reason i picked this up was the colour. Its a ankle length dress priced at 400rs. The material is crepe. The yellow colour is so inviting and i couldn’t resist myself from buying it.

3) Blue Top

I loved the saying ‘Dont be negative’ and the colour. Priced at 200rs only. The top has a label of some F.Y.K brand.

4) Gap Navy Blue shorts

Picked up this shorts for just 200rs. The shorts have a label of gap brand. The quality was really good.

5) Orange Top

This one i picked up for 200rs. I loved the colour and design on it. Perfect for summers.

6) Grey Mini Dress

Its a woolen dress with 3/4th sleeves and choker attached at neck. The price was just 150rs for this one.

7) Stripes Shirt

Stripes are always in fashion. Picked up this shirt for just 150rs.

8) Peach Top

Oh yes! I love adventure and hence this top goes into my shopping bag😁 This one is priced at 200rs.

9) Fur Sliders

Lately i have seen many Instagram shopping pages selling this and i really wanted to have one. But the prices have been too high . So when i spotted this in bandra for just 200rs i quickly bought it. Its much more prettier than in the picture.

10) Slip On shoes

So while we were done with shopping and were heading to hogging we heard a vendor shout ‘sau rupaya’ ‘sau rupaya’ (100rs) and then we stopped again to look and there the vendor was selling all shoes for 100rs only. So i picked up this one. The shoe is quite comfortable. It may look old in the pic due to bad lighting but it was a good buy.

This is it. Shopping at hill road was fun. Since you can shop to your hearts content without burning a hole in your pocket 😁

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BEAUTY, Makeup, skincare, Subscription Box

Glamego Box February 2018: Unboxing & Review

Hello Readers,

The love month is here and so is my February glamego box. I have, in the earlier blog posts, introduced you all to glamego box. You can check it HERE. So i will just skip the introduction part.

This months Glamego Box is a white box with alphabets written in red all over it.

At first i was confused as to why those alphabets, since its love month and i was expecting some hearts and flowers kinda design on the box. It was when i opened the box and found a pamphlet mentioning a contest ‘ mark your loved ones middle/last name on the box and tag us’ then i realised the purposes of those alphabets. I actually loved this idea of packaging.

The box came with 4 products.

  1. Mcaffeine choco face pack. 25ml for rs 359.
  2. Kronokare pollution stop face 30 ml for rs 495.
  3. The nature’s co radiance face cream. 25ml for rs 550.
  4. Natural Bath and Body body mist. 200ml for rs 325.

The box is priced at 399rs for 1 month. They also have subscription plans. You can check them in previous post HERE

M caffeine Choco Glow Face Pack: I was so tempted to eat this face pack. Yes it looks and smells that delicious and chocolaty. It was very hard to resist not eating this face pack. Feels very good on the skin. The best product in this months box.

Kronokare Pollution Stop Face: I haven’t used this product yet. Its a product to protect your face against pollution. It is suitable for all skin types.

The Nature’s Co Radiance Face Cream: This is a Saffron Radiance face cream. It gets absorbed easily into the skin. It is non sticky so i love using this.

Natural Bath & Body body mist: I dont usually use Body mists. But this one from NBB was quite good. It has a faint light smell which was a huge relief to me, as i am sensitive to strong fragrances.

My Experience : I was very much happy with this months Glamego Box. As always the products were amazing. I was asked my skin type and according to that i got the product. I was even asked the choice of makeup product and facepack selection. I had opted for Bella Voste chubby stick and M caffeine choco facepack for dry skin. However instead of bella voste chubby stick i got the natural bath & body (NBB) body mist. I am not very much a fan of body mists. But still i liked this one from NBB. Not only this, the body mist had mfg date of jan 2017 which means the product was a year old. I dont prefer a product that is a year old. So to be honest that disappointed me. All other products had mfg date of dec 2017. I tried all the products except the kronokare product. All the products were super amazing and my skin loves them.

Is the Glamego Box worth subscribing? Definitely YES

Why is it worth subscribing?

  • Easy on pocket
  • You get more then what you paid for
  • Products from premium beauty brands
  • The box lets you try different products and this way you get to know whether a product is worth purchasing or not.

So what are you waiting for. Go ahead and subscribe to GlamEgo Box

Contest Alert: As i told you earlier they have this contest ‘mark your loved ones middle/last name on the box and tag us’. You get to win Rs 10000 shoppers stop voucher. So hurry up get your box and participate in the contest.

BEAUTY, skincare

Yami Herbals Homemade Skin Brightening Face Pack & Traditional Hair Oil Review 

Hello Readers,

Recently i was looking out for homemade beauty products and stumbled upon Yami Herbals which makes 100% Natural homemade products and that’s when i decided to try them.

You all may not be familiar with Yami Herbals, so i am going to tell you a little about the brand. Based in Tamilnadu, YAMI HERBALS makes and sells personal care products that are kind to your skin and the environment. Their skin and haircare recipes are inspired by traditions that are slowly being forgotten, but are presented with a modern twist. All their products are natural, vegetarian, affordable, and made with love and care.

Products include traditional herbal hair oil, hair pack, baby bath powder , skin polishing Scrubs, skin brightening facepack and Shikakaai hair wash powder.

Here i am going to talk about two products from Yami herbals – Skin Brightening Face pack and Traditional hair oil.

Currently my hair and face skin are going through a bad phase and hence my looking out for homemade products. Read on to know my experience with yami herbal products…

Yami Herbals Skin brightening face pack –

The face pack is in powder form and is a mixture of badam, pista, potato starch, whole green gram, cucumber seeds, orange peel, pudina leaves, cinnamon, oats, samba wheat and aavarampoo.

Suitable for all skin types

Priced at 200rs fir 100gms.

Best before 1 year from mfg date.

How to use – Mix the pack with curd or milk and make a thin paste. Apply and scrub gently all over the face. Wait for 10mins and then wash off with warm water and massage with ice cube.

My experience – To be honest, i always have to think twice before putting anything on my face but given that yami herbals face pack contains ingredients which are 100% natural i didn’t hesitate to use it. I am using this face pack twice in a week. And no i didn’t get brighter skin. But the face pack does benefits my skin. It sweeps away impurities and reveals a smoother skin. It doesn’t dries out my skin nor makes it oily. So whether you have dry, oily or sensitive skin this face mask will definitely help you. Its not going to make your skin bright overnight but yes it does lifts up skin. My skin feels healthy and fresh. The ingredients present in the face pack are very beneficial for the skin.

Yami herbals traditional hair oil-

Priced at 460rs for 100gms.

Best before 1 year from mfg date

The hair oil is a blend of 12 herbals that are useful in strengthening and prevents greying of hair naturally.

My experienceLately my hair have been extremely dry and my hairfall has increased. I have tried a few solutions like changing my shampoo and hair oil. Currently using the yami herbals hair oil. I started using this hair oil 20 days ago and having applied twice in a week so far i noticed that my hairfall is a little less but it didn’t help with the ‘dry hair’ thing. It does helps with the dandruff problem. I cant comment on the greying thing. May be this hair oil will work excellent for those having oily hair. Being a herbal formulation the smell of the oil is bit turn off. I am going to give some more time to this product to see if it helps with my dry hair problem.

Overall i loved the Yami Herbal products since by using them i am giving my skin the treatment it deserves.

Find Yami Herbals HERE

BEAUTY, skincare, Uncategorized

GLAMISHA: Facewash & Skin Lightening Cream Review 

Hello Readers,

Recently i came across a new brand Glamisha. Based in Mumbai the brand brings you luxury beauty and personal care products. All their product have pure ingredients, essential oils and extract, which are used to make their product highly effective and yet gentle.

Today i am going to review two products from Glamisha – A face wash & Skin Lightening Cream.

I know i have been a little late in reviewing these products. But i wanted to put a down a genuine review. So i used these products for a good 2-3 weeks and i now i am super ready to review it for you all 🙂 

Lets start with the review of face wash first 🙂

Glamisha Face wash with Mulberry and Licorice Extract-

Packaging –  The face wash comes inside a white squeezable tube with a black flip cap. The tube comes inside a cardboard  box. All the information has been mentioned both on the box and the tube.

Appearance –  The face wash is transparent gel type and has light blue undertones. It has medium consistency. The smell is a bit strong but refreshing. Honestly i dont like strong smell products but i love the fragrance of this one.

Ingredients The face wash is paraben free. But contains SLS & SLES. 

Price 350rs for 100ml

Shelf Life  2years from mfg date

My Experience – With ingredients like Mulberry and licorice i was kinda excited to try the facewash. So as soon i got the products i started using them. The face wash is extremely gentle on the face and creates just the right amount of lather. A small peanut size amount is all you need. But If i am coming home after a long day then usually i require a little more amount of face wash. It does the cleansing well without irritating the skin. It removes dirt and oilyness enhancing the appearance of skin. It makes my skin soft and supple without excessive drying. Mulberry extract present in the facewash acts as a super anti anging agent. Licorice extracts are rich in anti oxidants.They impart a healthy glow to the skin. Overall a good facewash. 

GLAMISHA Skin Lightening Cream with kojic acid dipalmitate & Arbutin Review

Packaging – The Skin Lightening Cream comes inside a white squeezable tube with a black flip cap. The tube comes inside a cardboard  box. All the information has been mentioned both on the box and the tube.

Appearance – The cream is white in colour and has a medium consistency. It has a strong but soothing refreshing fragrance and the fragrance lasts upto quite some time. Say about an hour. 

Ingredients –  It is Paraben free. Contains SLS. 

 Price 975rs for 100gm.

 Shelf life 17months.

My experience –  I use this cream after washing my face with Glamisha’s Face wash. On applying the cream it takes a while to get fully absorbed into the skin. The cream needs to be massaged properly so that it doesn’t leaves any whitish cast on the skin. Its texture turns bit matte when you start applying it and hence it needs to be massaged thoroughly to help it get absorbed into the skin. My skin feels so soft after applying it. It makes my skin appear a little fair and healthy also. I did not notice any major oilyness on my skin after applying it. Also the fragrance of the cream stays on for quite some time which i love it. Both Kojic Acid Dipalmitate and Arbutin present in the cream acts a skin whitening and Lightening agent. Kojic acid also helps with dark spots and sun damage. I think this will work best for oily skin beauties.

So thats all 🙂 If you have any questions or suggestions  about the products do comment below.

You can buy Glamisha products from HERE

FASHION

Chokers Are Going Nowhere.

Hello Readers,

Lets talk about chokers. I was so excited to write this post, given my love for chokers. Few days back i received a choker from Blinglane. Its called ‘Dainty Diva Choker‘. Here have a look 

Chokers have made a huge comeback and they are here to stay. I love this choker from blinglane. Its so simple yet it can make your fashion game strong. Days when you don’t feel like wearing heavy accessories, just put on a choker and you are good to go. Chokers are eye catchy, attracting and easy to carry. You can pair them up with your casual amd even party outfits. They go with everything and anything. This delicate and simple choker is a nice addition to my collection. You can buy yours from HERE

 

What do you think about this choker?? Do leave your comments below.☺️

BEAUTY

OrganicMill: Lip Gloss in Raspberry shade Review 

Hello Readers,

Today’s post is all about Lip Product from ORGANICMILL. Before starting of with the review let me tell you a little about the brand…Since this is the first time i am reviewing a product from Organic Mill. 

About the Brand: OrganicMill  is a 2 year old brand based in Greater Noida. OrganicMill provides 100% organic daily skin care products without any chemicals and preservatives. All raw material are organic USDA certified. Products are made from finest and select herbs,oils and butters. They make fresh products on order basis as the shelf life of products is less. OrganicMill also customises fragrance for a few of their products. 

List of Products Provided by OrganicMill: 

Lip balm- 250/- 10gm

Lip scrub- 250/- 10gm

Salve- 400/ – 30gm

Body scrub- 400/- 100gm

Face lep- 400/- 70gm

Toner – 300/- 100ml

Hair oil- 300/- 100ml

Night cream- 450/- 30gm

Under eye cream- 350 /- 10gm

Bath salt- 350/-  100gm

Glycerin soaps- 100/- 100gm

Hand and foot mask- 400/- 70 gm

Aloe day gel- 350/- 30 gm

Body sunscreen- 500/- 70gm

Bug me Not- 350/- 30gm

Detox Clay Mask – 400/- gm

Compact powder –  500/- 20gm

Face and Body Cream – 400/- 70 gm

Body Polisher- 400/- 100

Eye Liner- 10 gm 300.

Coming back to the review part….Last week organicmill sent me a lip gloss in raspberry shade.

The lip gloss comes in a round plastic container with a screw cap and has a protection lid inside. All the information regarding the product is mentioned behind the container.

To be honest i don’t like the tub packaging. Its unhygienic and Since you need a seperate lip brush to apply it, everytime there will be a need to wash it (brush) again and again and carry it(brush) along with you in case you are carrying the lip gloss while travelling. I would prefer a squeezable tube. 

Price 300rs for 10gms

Best Before 6 months from mfg date.

For Ingredients, Direction of use, Instructions please refer the above picture.

My Experience – The Raspberry lip gloss is a dark pink shade. It gives a nice pink tint to the lips. But since i have darker lips the shade isn’t visible much. It will look better on fair lips is what i feel. The lip gloss glides smoothly and doesn’t feels heavy on the lips. It makes my lips soft and keeps it hydrated for a good 2-3 hours without eating or drinking. Its a nice shade for daily wear as its not very dark and at the same time keeps the lips hydrated.

Rating 3/5

Pros

  • Organic
  • Made Fresh
  • Hydrating
  • No chemicals

Cons

  • Packaging could have been better

You can buy the lip gloss from HERE

BEAUTY

TBC by Nature: Sunblock Everyday Mattifying Cream SPF 30+

One of the things i hate about hot summer sun is the damage it does to the skin. My skin gets super oily and tanned as soon as i head out in hot sun. Which means, if i apply a sunscreen/sunblock cream while heading out, my skin tends to get more oily and sticky. Therefore i prefer not to apply anything on my face. But one must also know that a sunscreen/sunblock cream  is a must to protect the skin from sun damage. I have tried a number of suncreens and sunblocks but nothing seems to suit my skin. Everyday there is this constant fight in my mind  whether to or not to apply. On one side i hate getting my skin oily and on the other side i also fear my skin getting damaged. I am sure many of you might be facing the same issue as me. But hey, look i have found the solution —> 

Sunblock Everyday Mattifying Cream SPF 30+ from TBC by Nature

Recently TBC by Nature has come up with suncare range and one of the product from their suncare range is this Sunblock Everyday Mattifying cream Spf 30+ with organic carrot oil & grape juice. 

About the product / Direction of use / Ingredients – 

 The product is

  • Organic
  • Not tested on Animals
  • 100% veg
  • Fragrance free
  • LLP, Silicon, PABA free
  • Eco Certified

Packaging : It comes in tube with a flip cap. The tube comes inside a cardboard box. All the information has been mentioned both on the tube as well as cardboard box. Love the colour and the floral design on the tube.
The Sunblock cream is white in colour and has medium consistency.

Priced at 349rs for 120g

My Experience –

I was very excited to use this cream as it has the words ‘ mattifying’ on it.  As for all the oily skin beauties the word mattifying is the key. The cream is light in weight and doesn’t feels heavy on the skin. It needs to be massaged properly in order to get it completely absorbed by the skin. It doesn’t makes the skin oily nor leaves a whitish cast And also keeps my skin hydrated. My face looks a little radiant after applying this. But the radiant effect vanishes after a few hours. Zinc oxide & titanium dioxide present in the cream are very effective in protecting the skin from UV rays. The cream also contains organic carrot oil & grape juice to fight against aging effects of the sun on skin. Overall a good product. Totally recommended. 

Rating 5/5


Bath and Body, BEAUTY, skincare

Ecotique: Aromatherapy Stress Relief Blend Oil Review

Hello Readers,

Today i am going to review an essential oil from Ecotique. Its the Aromatherapy stress relief blend oil.

Essential oils are good, powerful and are considered a natural remedy to relieve stress, tension, anxiety, relax the mind & body.

This particular essential oil for stress relief is 100% natural and is a combination of Spearmint, Lavender Bulgarian, Lemon, Rosemary pure essential oils.

Lavender Bulgarian helps in soothing and calming, Lemon helps in refreshing, Rosemary helps with stress, Spearmint helps in relaxing.

It comes in a blue transparent glass bottle with a screw cap. It also has a stopper inside. But when i got the bottle it was leaking. This is not travel friendly as per me. This 10ml bortle is priced at 499rs. Its shelf is 2 years from mfg date. The scent is medium types…not too strong and not mild either.

My Experience:

I have used this quite a number of times by adding 3-4 drops in my bathing water. My entire bathroom gets filled with the scent of this essential. The scent gives so much positivity to my mind and provides the much needed relief. It brings a sense of calm and my mind is at peace. This is the best way to relax your mind and body after you have had an stressful day. With combination of so many pure essential oils it surely helps to cope with stress. This makes my bathing sessions so much more peaceful and gives me that luxurious feeling too. You can also simply add a drop of this essential oil to your cream and massage on your hands to help you relax.

Pros

  • 100% Natural
  • Contains the best essential oils
  • Calming, relaxing, uplifting
  • Effective
  • Helps relieve stress

Cons

  • Not travel friendly
  • Costly

Rating 4/5

BEAUTY

Ethicare Remedies UV Med Sunscreen gel SPF 50 Review

Even though monsoons have set in, the sunlight is very harsh during the afternoon hours. And therefore wearing a sunscreen is a must if you are heading out. I dont usually apply sunscreens because they only make my skin oily and chip chip. To be honest i have used sunscreen just 2-3 times. The moment i felt they make my skin oily i stopped using sunscreens. I usually apply lacto calamine lotion while heading out and now i mostly use the caladew lotion from Ethicare remedies. I love it.

So Last week i got a UV Med Sunscreen gel from the brand Ethicare Remedies. Here have a look.

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The sunscreen comes in a yellow coloured tube with a flip cap which is tight enough and that makes the packaging travel friendly. The tube comes inside a cardboard box.

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The sunscreen is beige coloured and has a thick consistency. It is cream based and not a gel. It is slightly fragranced nothing overpowering though. Priced at 349rs for 50ml.

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Ingredients & Direction of use

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PRODUCT CLAIMS

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My Experience
First of all the sunscreen is not a gel. Its cream based. I dont know why they have called it sunscreen gel. Again the sunscreen is not tinted. It doesnt gives full coverage. However it spreads easily on the skin & gets absorbed quickly. You dont have to struggle with it. Its extremely light weight and doesnt makes my face heavy. However i felt it a bit oily on my skin. But Nothing greasy type. It doesnt gives a matte finish as claimed by the brand. Again it has fragrance so the fragrance free claim by the brand is also not true. The fragrance though is not overpowering and vanishes after an hour of application. People with dry skin will love it.  Oily skin types can give this product a try because its not too much oily. Its a good sunscreen as compared to other sunscreens that i have tried.

Rating 3/5

Subscription Box

Think Frill : Princess Coffer (Period Subscription Box) Review

Hey Everyone i request you all to click HERE and read the introduction about the thinkfrill’s La Coffer period subscription box before you start reading the review of the princess Coffer box. i have written and explained everything in simple on the introduction post so that you dont get confused while placing an order for your La coffer subscription boxes

So i hope you have read the introduction. Now lemme start with the review.

~~~~  Princess Coffer ~~~~

The princess coffer is the second among the three subscription boxes.
Not the minimalist but not the overly fancy kinda either. This coffer is just right with all the bare necessities ,plus a little extra something once in a while.
Starting at  399rs per month.

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The princess coffer box is violet in colour and has polka dots design on it. The box material is cartoon. Love the packaging. Its eye catchy.

As you open the box, you will see the contents of the box neatly packed with a butter paper.

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Whats inside the box ?
√ Sanitary Supplies (As per your plan)
√ Frit -C Licorice Belts Candy worth 15rs
√ Avon Naturals lip balm worth 199rs
√ La plant Green Tea (one classic and two great flavours)
√ Pee safe Wet wipes worth 60rs
√ Cornitos Hot & Spicy
√ Discount coupons from Mac D, Dominoz, Pizza hut
√ Information Pamplets
√ Bonjour Mini Magazine
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I totally love the contents of the box. Its worth subscribing.
You can place your order HERE

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