Thursday 31 March 2016


Hello Everyone!

Today I am here with the one of the most amazing product that you can find in the market.

It is the Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel! 

Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera has always been a very important part of the Indian skin care routine. I recall my mom extracting the aloe vera pulp from the plant directly to apply on her face or to eat it. It has proved to be very beneficial in all the ways! Since, I am not able to get hold of the natural plant, I decided to try the Patanjali one. And I must admit that I am not disappointed at all!

Rs. 80/- INR for 150 ml

Packaging & Texture:
It comes in an big tube with a nozzle on one side to take out the gel. I find the packaging quite attractive with green gel on one side and a bright orange cap on the other side.

The product has a gel like consistency and once you apply it, it feels like water and not like any cream. As soon as you apply it on your skin, it feels a little greasy initially. Takes a little time to get absorbed completely and the skin feels quite smooth.

Ways to use Aloe Vera Gel:
  • It can be directly applied over your face after cleaning it. It helps to minimize pigmentation, pimples, acne and scars.
  • It should be used along with Vitamin E capsules at night for the dry skin to provide the needed moisture.
  • Can be added to several face packs.
  • Can be added to multiple hair masks as it makes the hair soft and shiny.
  • It can be applied under your eyes to remove dark circles and fine lines.
  • If any part of the body feels itchy, the gel can be directly applied over it.

I find this product to be very useful in all the ways. I have been using this on daily basis and also applying it over my hair. Being 90% pure aloe vera, this has lived to what it claims. You should definitely try this if you are a fan of all natural products,


Friday 25 March 2016


 What is Fab Bag?

Fab Bag is a monthly subscription for makeup, skincare and haircare products. Most of the products comes in sample sizes and if you like the product, you can buy the full size online from here.

These are great to try out new launches or products which are lesser known in the market. These also helps us to try the product before spending money on the full sizes.

They are available for both men and women. As soon as you create your account , you would be asked to fill up a few details about yourself. Based on these info, the bags are created for you!

March Fab Bag:

My March bag arrived quite late as it is almost the end of the month! It comes in a hard packaging and inside this cardboard box is the bag!! This month's bag is a silver pouch with a black zip and 'Fab Bag' tag on one side.

March Fab Bag

It contains:

    A pamphlet with all the product details
    Nykaa Nail Enamel - Strawberries & Cream (Rs. 149/- for 10ml)
    SUGAR Cosmetics It's A-Pout Time Vivid Lipstick - The Big Bang Berry (Full Size: Rs 599/-)
    Wella Professionals - Elements Renewing Mask (Rs. 1075/- for 150 ml). Bag has 30 ml bottle.
    Wella Professionals - Elements Renewing Shampoo (Rs 975/- for 250 ml). Bag has 30 ml bottle.
    Ayorma Spa Daily Scrub (Rs 279/- for 50 gm). Bag has 8 ml.
    Ayorma Fairness & Anti Tan Face Wash (Rs 349/- for 100 ml). Bag has 8 ml.

I am super excited to try these products and will surely go for the full sizes if they are good!
Let me know if you want me to review any of these products separately. And do let me know if you liked the bag and would like to subscribe to the same.
The subscriptions comes in monthly, 3 monthly and half yearly options. The bigger subscription you opt for..the lesser is the price!!

Happy Shopping to Everyone!!

Monday 21 March 2016


                                      Happy Holi Everyone!!!

Happy Holi

I can't believe that two and a half months have gone and the festival of Holi is already here!!
Although I love colours, I have never been a big fan of Holi as the painted faces always scare me :P

Not only these painted faces scare others, they are super tough to get rid of and damages the skin badly. So, I have assembled a few do's and dont's to help you enjoy the festival and also maintain your skin & hair just the way it was !!


 Before/During Holi:

  • Try to use only herbal/natural colors to play Holi.
  • Keep yourself hydrated throughout so that the colors do not stick and get absorbed on your body completely
  • Apply a lot of oil (mustard/coconut/Johnson's baby oil) at least 1 hour before you start to play. This will help you remove the colours quickly and easily.
  • Since you would be playing with colours outside, apply a generous amount of sunscreen lotion to help you protect from tanning.
  • Try to wear clothes with full length and full sleeves so that most of your body parts stays covered and absorbs less colour. 
  • Oil your hair at least 1 hour before so that the colours do not stick to it. I know looking all oily might not look like a good idea but you can try using non sticky oils, helping you look gorgeous as well !!
  • Use a colourful head bandana to cover your hair from colours and make you look good.

  • Makeup for the day:
            - Apply a dark shade of nail polish (at least 2 coats) on your nails
            - Use a waterproof mascara to make your eyes look wide and some kajal on your water line.
            - Either go with a colourful lip balm or a nude lipstick for your lips so that the colors does not stick to it

After Holi:

  • The most important thing is to take bath while you are wet as it helps to remove the colours quickly.
  • Use lukewarm water with few drops of baby oil for bath.
  • Put 1 drop of rose water in your eyes to get rid of any colors or irritation.
  • Apply some malai on your lips to remove the colour stains and to keep it hydrated.
  • Use gentle body wash for the first time. Then apply some home made packs to remove the tough ones:
              For dry skin: mix gram flour (Besan) with milk/yoghurt and apply wherever color is still there. Let it stay for a while and gently massage and clean it.
              For oily skin: Use multani mitti pack.

  • If your skin feels irritated, apply aloe vera gel on the affected area and let it get absorbed.


  • Do not go for any skin treatment (bleach, threading, facial, waxing) or hair treatment at least 1 week before and after Holi. These treatments makes your skin and hair sensitive and prone to irritation or other problems.
  • Do not apply any foundation/BB/CC cream as it might react with the colours.
  • Scrubs, kerosene, tooth paste should not be used to remove the colours. Rather give your skin some time and let the colours come out naturally.

I have tried to list out all the points that would help you keep yourself safe during the festival of Holi. Although, it takes a lot of time to remove the colours but the enjoyment that we had makes up for it. I hope you are able to get some good suggestions from here and you enjoy the festival ! Do let me know if I have missed something or you have some more info to share.

Wishing you all a very happy & Safe Holi!!

Wednesday 16 March 2016


I have always been a die heart fan of Maybelline's Dream Lumi Touch concealer (currently using its 3rd tube) !!. But recently I have started trying out other concealers just to check what else is available in the market.

Browsing through the huge list of concealers, I came across Loreal's recent launch and thought of giving it a try.

Rs. 799/- INR for 2gm

Shades Available:
  20 Vanilla
  30 Beige
  40 Natural

Its quite easy to use and comes in a retractable tube packaging. It has a transparent cover with shade details on the top and it closes with a click, which makes it quite attractive! These actually look very much like lip crayons and is quite sturdy.

I found the concealer texture quite creamy and it is easily blend able. The tube makes the application very easy. It can be directly applied under the eyes and wherever required. These blends quickly and gives a powdery finish with medium coverage, without creasing. The concealer has a yellowish and peachy undertone.
It would set perfectly for ladies with oily and normal skin. Ladies with dry skin requires a little preparation and moisturising before applying the concealer.

Staying Power:
It takes very little time to apply and stays on me for a good 5-6 hours without creasing.

After sticking to one concealer for a long time, I found this concealer as quite a refreshing change for me. This provides medium coverage taking care of my dark circles, uneven skintone and spots. With so many new launches, Loreal has proved everything what it claims for the concealer.


Wednesday 9 March 2016


Hello Lovely Ladies!!

Well, I was off to Mommy land for a long vacation..visited a lot of places and got refreshed :). Wanted so much to write about my experiences there but unfortunately the internet speed did not support me at all :(
Finally, I am back to my city and my blog!!

Thanks to the Airlines policies, we can only carry 15 kgs.. and we have so many things to take with us.. clothes, footwear, makeup, gifts and so on... Hence, while packing we need to make so many choices!! what to take and what to leave behind :P

Amongst everything, we obviously cannot ignore the skincare products. But sometimes the bottles are so huge and they need to be used less frequently so we tend to ignore them.

As a work around, I am here with some DIY at home skincare routines which uses very common products and are proved to be amazing!!

Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Honey Face Pack

This amazing mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and honey can be used as a face mask or for spot treatment of acne. Click here for the complete procedure.

Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Honey Face Pack 

Yoghurt, Turmeric and Honey Face Pack

Mixture of these three wonder products helps get a soothing and brightening face pack. It leaves the face looking a little yellowish but that can be scrubbed using a wet face cloth. Click here for the complete details and to know the benefit that each product provide!

Yoghurt, Turmeric & Honey Face Pack

Tea Tree Oil

Soulflower Tea Tree Oil

As mentioned in the bottle, the Tea Tree Oil is a Nature's antiseptic.
It can be used in multiple ways to cure the acne and other skin related problems.

 Mix 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil with 5 drops of Water and apply it using an ear bud as spot treatment on your acne, pimples.

  Mix a drop of the oil with any other oil and apply all over your face for the flawless skin.
  Add few drops of the oil to any face mask and apply over your face.

These DIY face masks have been very helpful to fight against my skin issues. I make sure to add these in my regular skincare routine to achieve what is a dream for everyone.. and i am still working on mine!!


I am here today with another magic for your face.. the Yoghurt, Turmeric and Honey face mask!!

This is an amazing face mask and can be used for all skin types. The natural ingredients used are very basic ones and are easily available on your kitchen shelves.

What You'll Need:
  1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  2 Teaspoon Plain Yoghurt
  2 Teaspoon Raw Honey

How To Prepare & Use The Mask:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and bring it to a thick consistency without adding any water. This is required so that the paste sticks to the face.

Apply the paste evenly all over your face and neck. Let it stay and dry for a good 10-15 minutes. Once it dries, wet a face cloth and move it in circular motion all over the pack to remove it and also for a good massage of the face!!
You might find your face look a little yellowish but do not panic as this is a temporary one!!
Wash your face properly with water and use a fresh face cloth to wipe out the yellow colour. Apply moisturiser and enjoy your time with a new, glowing skin!!

Talking about the importance of the ingredients used for the pack and how it helps us

  Helps moisturise the skin
  Reduces dark circles
  Fights acne and helps reduce scars, pigmentation and fine lines
  Effective for sun burns

  Helps clear acne scars and reduces their occurrence
  Fights skin ageing and reduces wrinkles
  Controls oily skin by reducing the oil secretions

  It is rich in anti oxidants and has anti bacterial properties, providing a smooth and clean face
  Keeps the skin hydrated
  Helps cure acne, pimples and scar marks

The natural products we have at home makes our lives so easy and healthy. All we need is to take some time out to understand their properties and value them!

This face mask is a must try for everyone and do let me know if it helps!!

Wish you all have a beautiful day and a glowing skin :)


I am currently struggling with a series of break outs and it is so painful to see pimples and scars everyday on my face :(
After searching over internet and discussing it all around, I have finally given up and switched to natural and home remedies.

I came across this very simple face pack which requires ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen.. Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Honey face pack !! This pack not only helps to heal acne but also helps clear scar marks, moisturise, exfoliate and helps even skin tones.

 What You'll Need:
  1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  1 Teaspoon Nutmeg Powder
  1-2 Teaspoon Honey

How To Prepare & Use The Pack:
Mix 1 TSP of both Cinnamon and Nutmeg powder in a bowl. Add 1-2 TSP of Honey to the powder to get a thick consistency as below.

Mixture of Cinnamon & Nutmeg Powder

Apply the pack all over your face for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. While taking it off, move your fingers in circular motion so that your skin wakes up and feels good!!

Let me take a little more time and take you through the benefits of the ingredients and what they do for your face..

Cinnamon (known as Dalchini in Hindi):
  It is rich in anti oxidants, hence delays ageing of the facial skin
  Helps tighten skin pores and makes your skin smooth
  Helps cure acne, pimples and scars


Nutmeg (known as Jayephal in Hindi):
  Antibacterial, anti inflammatory in nature, it helps cure infections
  Helps cure acne and pimples

Nutmeg seeds

Honey (Known as Shahad in Hindi):
  It is rich in anti oxidants and have anti bacterial properties, providing a smooth and clean face
  Helps absorb moisture keeping the skin hydrated
  Helps cure acne, pimples and scar marks

A Word of Caution:
Cinnamon is quite strong and can irritate your skin. It is always advised to perform a patch test before you apply it all over your face.

This pack has now become a very essential part of my skin care routine and has been showing good results!
Let me know if you have tried the pack and how it works out for you.. I will be back again with some amazing DIY's..
Until then.. Bbye!!