Post for Guys : How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Within Budget

Valentine’s day..!! Day to celebrate love.. Umm this sentence sounds odd. Know? Love should be celebrated every single day.. Every single moment..! Anyway, let me put it this way, day which is specific to celebrate romantic love and appriciate your partner.

Girls must be already ready with their gifts wrapped. But I am sure guys must be still ‘consulting’ their single male / female friends about ‘what to gift to his girl?’. Well, this post is for those confused guys plus, who are broke and need ‘plans’ within budget..!!

Movie Marathon with Bucket of Popcorn:

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Get those popcorn packets which you can cook at home. Prepare them (Oh you don’t need any chef skills to prepare them. ‘How to cook’ is mentioned on the pack and we loveeee popcorn). Watch movies with your bae in a cozy setup. Romantic + budget friendly.

Cook Together:

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Studies say that couple who cook together stay together (Ok, ok, I cooked that up). But it’s fun to bond over cooking food. Isn’t it??
Your Own Theatre:

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You need a projector and a white cloth to work it as a screen. Umm a clean blank wall would also do for that matter. Borrow a projector and play her favorite movies (which you can also watch) to make her smile.

Switch off Your Phone:

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Girls hate when they don’t get enough attention. Especially when her guy is right in front of her and he seems to be more interested in his phone rather than in her. So please put your phone in silent mode on the ‘V Day’ to make some beautiful memories.

Handmade:

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Bhool jao (Forget it) most of the male population is not good at it..! So let’s strikeout this.

Take her Out for A Long Drive/ Ride:

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All you need is a vehicle and fuel. Take her out. All girls love this. Plus make sure you play some nice romantic music. If you are taking for a ride, play songs on your mobile..!!

Love letter:

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Oh please don’t start with I am not good at it. Let me tell you who can help you with that skill – Google. Google some best love letters. Pick lines here and there and make your one letter. I know you must be thinking why can’t I copy entire letter. No you can’t. Be an original copier yaar.

PS : Don’t forget to change the names..!!!

Food:

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I know, going out for dinner is burning your pocket. Waiting line is different problem. Instead order online. You have so many food delivering apps which will provide so many coupons. Order them and feed your girl her favorite food. Score some brownie points.
Go for A Walk Together:

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Walk, hand in hand. Her brain will be busy thinking that you are being super romantic and never bothers to think about the fact that you are being economic. Umm may be a walk near a mountain? It’s romantic anddd it’s away from shopping malls.

Turn On the Music and Dance:

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Pubs are expensive, dance floors will be full. Instead, turn on the music at home and start dancing along with the love of your life. I am pretty sure you guys will have gala time. If you are good at dancing, she will appreciate you for that. If not, she will have good laughter and appreciate you for your efforts.

Ok so these were the things I could think of. Which did not involve shopping/ travelling/ dining at a posh restaurant. Basically very budget friendly one. Hope you find it useful to celebrate V day.

No matter how you celebrate, don’t forget to love and appriciate your partner for all the things they do. Express what they mean to you. I am sure that will definietly brighten up her face and your day.

Pimple Mapping : Why We Break Out in Certain Areas and Tips to Avoid Pimples

Pimples Arggg uninvited guests..!! 😏

We all go through this annoying skin issue of dealing with pimples some or the other time. Some face severe ones and some are just do din k mehman (guests for couple of days).

While some pimples are caused due to hormonal changes, some are caused due to lack of hygiene. Some are caused due to stress and some are indications of health issues. So if home remedies doesn’t work, I would suggest to consult a good dermatologist.!

You might have heard that ‘prevention is better than cure’. How about finding the exact root cause of pimples we get and address them, in order to avoid pimples??

In this post I am going to list out major causes of pimples, based on the facial area where we get them. Let’s call this pimple map. 😜

Brow Line:

  • Access/ left over brow products.
  • Waxing eyebrows
  • Hormonal especially during puberty

Forehead:

  • Hair products
  • Digestive system issues
  • Dehydration
  • Over consumption of processed food
  • Anxiety
  • Poor sleep

In between brows:

  • It’s the T zone area, where oil secretion is more. This in tern might cause breakouts.
  • Hormonal
  • Gallbladder issues
  • Dehydration

Temples:

  • Clogged pores
  • Blackheads and whiteheads

Cheeks:

  • Dirty cellphones
  • Dirty pillowcases
  • Dirty makeup applicators
  • Smoking
  • Bronchitis issues

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Undereye:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Less water intake
  • Rubbing your eyes with dirty hands
  • Left over makeup products

Nose:

  • Poor circulation
  • Indigestion
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart related issues
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Unhygienic makeup applicators
  • Eating spicy food

Jawline:

  • Lack of certain vitamins
  • Overeating
  • Liver related issues
  • More sugar intake
  • Excess dairy and caffeine intake

Chin:

  • Indigestion issues
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Caffeine intake
  • Dehydration

Neck:

  • Liver related issues
  • High progesterone levels
  • Can also be caused by using dirty pillows

 

Now that you know the causes let me give you bunch of tips to avoid them. (You might have already figured this out but as a beauty blogger it’s my duty to consolidate and list the tip. know? ) 🤓

Hygiene: 

This is very important.

  • Clean your cellphones as they contain a lot of germs. When dirty screen comes in contact with skin, it causes breakouts.
  • Change pillow cases regularly. Transferred facial products, drool make them dirty and help germs grow. I know it sounds gross. So we need to change the cases regularly.
  • If you use applicator like makeup sponges, brushes make sure you clean them regularly and dry them properly. You don’t want to apply germs to your faces. Do you? 😁😁

Water:

If you browse through skin care videos online, everyone repeats the same thing that you need to drink a lot of water. Drinking water not keeps you hydrated, but also helps in flushing out toxins.

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Junk Food:

I can’t say to sacrifice junk food completely. Because I am a junk food addict. But everything should be in moderation.
No bad habits please:🤫

Smoking kills. I know it sounds like a typical ad. But it’s the fact. It kills you and kills your skin. So please stop polluting air and your own self. pretty please..!!

Alcohol. This causes dehydration. Dehydration causes a lot of skin issues in return.

Go vegan:

By avoiding dairy products not just your skin will be thankful but also the innocent cow and her calf too.🐮

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Stress:

Breath, breath and breath till the time you flush out stress through your nostrils. Stress is the root cause for n number of health issues. Like, seriously.

Products allergies:

I have seen girls trying products blindly. (Include me also in the list of ‘girls’). But not all product works for all types of skin. If you find the product breaking your skin, stop using it immediately. No matter how expensive the product is.

Hormonal:

This is where you need to consult a good dermatologist, to get good guidance to cure this skin issue.

Hope this helps you to shoo away those little enemies..!!🙅🏻‍♀️

Kindly Read This Before Getting/ Gifting A Pet

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. People who are in relationships are already planning to celebrate the day of love. They might have already planned the gifts for their partner. You might be wondering how this post is relevant with valentine’s day. It is. Let me tell you how.

I have come across lot of cases where boy has gifted a pet (mostly puppies) to his girl. Who was very happy to accept as puppies are the cutest. But somehow failed to realize that she is accepting a living being and it is a new life time commitment she is opting for. Somehow she fails to take care of the puppy and puppy ends up being in some adoption center. In fact this is also fine because the puppy still has a chance to get a forever home. Some ‘gifts’ end up in roads, some succumb to death because of the negligence.

I am NOT saying gifting a pet is a bad idea. But kindly go through some of the points below to decide whether it a wise choice for you and the one whom you are gifting to.

By the way, if you are not aware, I am a mother of 2 four legged kids. This is absolutely out of my own experience. These are the main points I could think of right now. Read on.

They are Babies, like literally:

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You know human babies yet times cry in the middle of the night due to any discomfort or if they are hungry. So does pets. They whine when they feel hungry or they are missing their biological mamma. Yes they do. You need to be patient, loving and caring enough to wake up and feed them, comfort them. Even if it is in the middle of the night or early morning. I was a lazy girl who used to watch sunrise once in a blue moon. But now, my kids make sure I wake up early (read it as when they want me to wake up). #touchwood.

You need to be patient:

You need to be patient if they pee on your expensive sofa/ cloth. You need to be patient when they chew your favorite footwear. Do not beat them when they make noise in the middle of the night and wake you up from your deep sleep. That’s their way of communicating. Just try and understand.

They Eat:

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They look cute and also they need food at regular intervals. Some breed or some pets need particular diet to sustain. Make sure you follow that.

They Poop:

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Yes they do. Like any living being who eats, poops. Pets do too. Make sure you are ready to clean it. Especially if are planning to get guinea pig because they look cute as button, be ready to clean tons of poop and gallons of pee. #Experienced. Also after a while you get so used to it that for example, my nose has stopped sensing the smell of their poop or pee.

PS : If you thinking fishes are of low maintenance. Let me tell you, you need to regularly change the water else you know the consequence. 😦

They feel cold/ hot too:

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I see some people keeping their pets tied up outside home with no roof on top, no bed to sleep on. I wish I could punch those monsters and rescue those pets. It is very simple. They have skin, they are living beings (please don’t mind me using this word n times. Because most of the people out there don’t behave like they know this fact that pets are living beings.) they feel the climatic changes, just like we do. Do you know, dog’s nose becomes dry just like our skin during winter??? They need warmth, they need cooler when they are hot. I bought cooler for my kids. I know I am a good mom. Thanks to my mom who thought me these values. #touchwood.

They fall sick:

eeYes they do fall sick yet times. You need to be extra loving to comfort them so that they recover quickly. Plus, do not forget the cleanings you have to do. Oh come on, don’t make faces. It is common across all living beings.

They need regular vaccinations:

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Yes you need to spend money on vaccinations on regular basis. Theses vaccinations are essentials and should be timely enough to protect your kid from diseases.

They need grooming:

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Some breeds of dogs, cats need grooming on regular basis. You need to spend money and time on it in order to keep them look neat and healthy.

They need love:

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Pets do not ask for your bank statement, your money, job, vacation, shopping any materialistic things. Alllll they need is your time, love and care. Some pets, especially dogs go into depression if you neglect them.

They Need Attention:

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Especially if you are getting a dog, make sure there is someone at home all the time. Because most of the dogs get depressed and cry if they are left alone. This might annoy some of the people near you live.

Need a backup when you are not around:

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You must be thinking, is it really worth ‘investing’ so much??? Answer is Absofuckinglutely YES.

I have seen a lot of people through my life. But I never found true and selfless love as an animal. They have absolutely no expectations in return. All they need is you, your time, love. At the end of the day, they don’t question about how your day was. All they do is your day better by their love. It is a nice feeling to know that there is someone who is waiting for you back home and is literally happy to see you again. Especially a dog, their jumping, screaming when you reach home is absolutely precious. They make you feel loved, special.

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No matter how you look, what your skin color is, what your religion is, what your economic status is, whether you are single, divorced, handicapped anything… In the eyes of your pets, you are perfect. You are nothing less than angel (especially a dog. For cats, the attitude is slightly different. I remembered the joke I had read the other day. Check it out below)

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Animals are blessings to the mankind. In the fast-pace of life where people re drawn towards materialistic world, pets are the reminder of what true love and life are.But remember pets are part of life for you. But for them, their master is their ONLY life. Make sure it is a good one.

If you are ok with these for the rest of the life, get a pet. It’s a commitment. If you leave your partner, I am sure he will move on and get a new partner. If you leave your pet, it’s really hard for them to move on. There are many cases where they die because of heart break. So think before you get a pet because it’s a silent commitment.

If you are not Ok with even a single point mentioned above, then please please do not get one. Be happy with a soft toy, because they don’t need any of these care, plus they are cute too.!! 🙂

 

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Tried and Tested Tips to Avoid Chapped Lips

Dos, Don’ts and Special bonus tips to keep your lips soft and plump this winter.

Hello My Dear Beautiful Reader,

Winter is here. It’s too chilly here at Pune since a week. While I enjoy taking long cozy naps, my skin is screaming for more and more moisture day by day..!!

Skin covering lips is the thinnest layer of skin. Which makes it more prone to climatic changes and it requires more care. Today, I am going to share some tried and tested tricks and tips to take care of your lips so that you avoid cracked or chapped lips.

  • Firstly moisturization. Add a good moisturizing lip balm in your beauty routine. Apply, reapply whenever needed. I would recommend this lip balm
  • Use lip balm with SPF before you step out. This avoids sun damage while keeping your lips moisturized.
  • Scrubbing is a must. You can use some homemade scrubs or a good scrub from market to scrub away the dead skin cells from your lips. You can use scrub daily or 2-3 times a week. Scrubbing lips also promotes blood circulation and make lips look plump. I love these two scrubs the most – Forest Essential Lip Scrub and MAC Lip Scrub. If you are looking for DIY lip scrub recipes, here you go. 
  • Drink loads of water. Water not only flushes out toxins from body but also keeps skin hydrated from within.

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  • Lip mask are best friends in winter. Just like sheet masks for face, we do get masks for lips. All you need to do is place them over your lips to add deep moisture. There are lot of brands which have introduced some good lip masks to the market. If you are someone who love home remedies over chemicals, check this post of mine for DIY Lip Mask
  • While lips are dry, we tend to lick our lips. Let’s admit that it does give temporary relief from the dry lips. But the saliva evaporates quickly and it leaves lips even more dry. That’s the reason we should avoid licking lips and instead use lip balm when you feel the dryness.  
  • Avoid matte finish lipsticks. As the formula is quite drying, they enhance the cracks on lips and can make them more dry. Instead go for moisturizing lip tints/ lip glosses to add tint, shine + moisture.
  • When I was a kid I had this weird habit of peeling off flaky skin from my lips. Ouch… Not only it hurts, it also does no good to lips. So please don’t be baby me and do not peel pick flaky skin. Instead use lip scrub as mentioned above.

 

Bonus Tips:

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  • If you are too lazy to prepare a lip scrub/ get one, use toothbrush to scrub your lips. Yup it’s that simple. Wet the lips and use toothbrush to brush off the dry skin. Be gentle. Once done, don’t forget to apply lip balm..! You are welcome. 😉
  • If your lips are super dry and you haven’t found your ‘the lip balm’ (you know what I mean), then I have coupe of kitchen ingredients which I love. Honey and ghee. You can mix them or can use separately. Just apply a layer of it on your lips and let it work overnight. You will wake up with much much softer lips in the morning. 

Enjoy winter..!!!

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XOXO,

Pallavi

Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

Hello,

Well, well, it’s the first day of the new year 2020..!!

When we hear new year, resolutions is the word that usually comes with it. Many of us, every year, without fail make some resolutions. Things which we would like to follow or accomplish in the new year. It’s an open secret that very few end up keeping up those resolutions. I am personally so bad at keeping ‘new year’s resolutions’ that, I have just stopped that custom..!!

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Just for fun, I thought of listing out very common/ universal resolutions most of us usually make every year.

PS : Thanks to me, my friends and colleagues for the inputs. 😝

Here we go,

  • Lose Weight
  • Eat Clean
  • Exercise Daily
  • Travel
  • Stay Happy/ Mental Peace Over Anything & Everything
  • Living Life To The Fullest
  • Less Time With Phone
  • More Time With Family
  • Shop Less. (This isn’t a secret. This is my own resolution. Well, ‘was’. Because I will never be able to accomplish this one. To my other shopaholic friends out there – let’s keep trying..!)
  • Maintain A Journal/ Dairy
  • Get Organized
  • Me Time
  • Start A New Hobby
  • Save/ make more Money
  • Change Jobs
  • Wake Up Early
  • Quit Smoking
  • Quit Drinking
  • Read More
  • Drink More Water

These are some of the most common resolutions I came across.

Add if you know one.

Wish my lovely reader a very happy new year..!! Irrespective of your resolutions, may you make more memories and may you fall in love with your life all over again in the coming days..!!

Loads of love,

Mygirlypedia (Pallavi)

MCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Body Scrub : Review and Swatch

Scrubbing is a step in skin care, where with a scrub we remove the dead skin cells. This in turn helps in unclogging the pores and helps in improvising health of skin. Just like scrubbing the facial skin, we need to use scrub to remove dead cells from our body as well.

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Note: Facial skin is thinner as compared to skin covering our body. So the scrub which is meant for scrubbing body should not be used on face. The granules in the body scrub can be harsh for the face. Like wise, facial scrub may or may not be beneficial when used on body.

I have always loved the ones from beauty co. Made detailed review video as well. You can watch the video here.

Just to try something new in body scrub, I bought and tried this coffee scrub from the brand . Let’s see the details.

Brand : MCaffeine

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Product : Body scrub

 

Variants:
Coffee. There is only one variant in the range as of now.

Price : 449 INR for 100g (Bought from Nykaa during a sale. Got it with good discounted price.)

Shelf Life :

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Ingredients :

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Packing :
The outer cartoon looks something like this. All the details have been printed on it.

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The product comes in a glass jar. It is quite sturdy and heavy. I like glass packing. They look classy. Let me tell you I have tested the sturdiness of the jar by dropping it (accidentally, of course).

I have mentioned this in my earlier review posts, I like the packing with the details on the container, not just the outer packing. Because we hardly keep the outer packing. It comes handy to keep track of the details (especially expiry date) if it is printed on the container containing the product.

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Fragrance:
Are you a coffee person??? or at least loveeee coffee fragrance??? This is definitely going to steal your heart. This has a very nice fragrance of coffee (filter coffee to be precise.)

Texture:
It is dry powder.

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How to use??

My Experience:

Before starting with it, let me tell you I have almost finished this first bottle of mine…!! So I can confidently say have fully tested this product.

To begin with, always use scrub on wet skin. Else the friction when rubbed might cause more harm than good to your skin..!!!

So on wet skin I applied the scrub. Scrub is dry in texture so you might find the need to add a little bit of water to it to make a paste like consistency. I did.

The granules are of right size to scrub the body. They are quite gentle. That’s the thing I liked the most. Plus, it smells heavenly. Coffee lovers are going to love this product for sure.

Post scrubbing, skin usually feels dry. But this didn’t make my dry skin scream for moisture. I can’t say it totally added moisture to my skin, but it didn’t make it worst either.

In short, it left my skin soft and didn’t dry it.

Pros:

  • Smells heavenly.
  • Granules are perfect to scrub away the dead skin cells from body.
  • Sturdy packing.
  • Little goes long way. So a single bottle lasts for good amount of time.
  • Cruelty free product.
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Cons:

  • None for me.

Will I Repurchase??
I have a stock of body scrubs from this brand. Once it’s over I will repurchase this one for sure.

Will I Recommend??
Yes. It worked for my dry skin and it smells so yummy.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 5/5. 

Dearpacker Royal Black – Black Tea & Black Rose Mask : Review and Swatch

I am a sucker for skin care products. Especially Korean skin care products are something I really love. Reason being, Koreans are amazing when it comes to skin care. They are quite famous for their amazing, spotless skin and the way they take care of it.

The face shop is a Korean skin care brand that has made it’s place in Indian skin care industry. With their amazing, yet affordable skin care range, it has succeeded in stealing all skin care enthusiasts’ hearts. Recently, The face shop had limited edition offer of it’s colloboration with Dearpacker. They had a combo of one product of each brand, with amazing discount prices. Needless to say, I added one to my cart and hit ‘buy’ button.

Lets know more about the combo and of course my experience with it.

They had 5 combos targeting different skin needs.

 

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I went for black tea and black rose mask combo.

It came in a transparent, sturdy pouch. This zipper pouch is sure making space in my travel bag. ! The combo has a cleanser from The Face Shop and the mask from Dearpacker.

I will save a separate review post for the cleanser.

Brand: Dearpacker

Category: Face Mask

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Price: 3390 INR for the 100 ml mask. But in the combo offer – 1499 INR (cleanser of worth 999 INR + the mask).

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Online Link to Purchase:

Shelf Life: 3 Years

Ingredients:

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It has avocado oil and glycerine which are moisturizing.
Fruit extracts, fruit and flower oils which are good for skin.
Has alcohol..!!!

Added fragrances too..!!!

***And I have no clue why they have mentioned it as sheet mask, whereas it is clearly a face pack with cream consistency.!!! ***

Packing:
Outer cartoon looks royal with the black and golden combo. It has kettle, royal crown and saucer prints. Reminds me of Disney..!!

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Directions to use, warnings, ingredients and other details of the product has been mentioned on the cartoon. ‘Directions’ mentioned on the pack is quite confusing. It describes the steps to use a sheet mask instead of a face mask..!!!

Inside of the outer cartoon has all the details printed in Korean language (I am totally assuming it as Korean because this product is made in Korea. I am not able to read it 😛 )

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Product comes in this sturdy plastic jar. The cap of the jar has the same design as that of the outer cartoon. A spatula is also provided with the mask. So that you don’t have to dip fingers to take out the product.

Fragrance:
This has a very strong fragrance. It smells like Ayurveda medicine. Strong smell of green tea and hint of citrus note. I really didn’t like this smell. It is so strong that my eyes were watery. It lasts for some time and slowly fades away. If you have sensitive nose, I would say just try the tester once before buying it.

Color: It is light brown in color. You can see dried petals in the mask.

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Consistency: It has gel like consistency. Neither thick nor runny.

My Experience:
My eyes were all teary at first when I opened the jar and tried applying.
Also it gave me tingling effect to my skin. I was really scared that it would damage my skin. It has that strong smell.!
But the smell started fading and it was quite mild in sometime. I left it on for 10 minutes or so and washed with water.

Pros:
1. Travel friendly packing.
2. It didn’t cause any breakouts.

Cons:
1. Falls on the pricier side. Since I got it in an offer, I am not complaining.
2. It has a very strong smell. Sensitive nose ladies, stay away.
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Will I Repurchase?
No. I don’t like strong fragrance products. So it’s a no.

Will I Recommend?
It didn’t do any magic on my skin. Since it also falls on pricier side, I am not recommending this to you.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5

My Detox Water Recipe

Detox water..!

You might have read about this magical water in Mygirlypedia before. If not give it a read here, to know why I call this magical.

We can mix different ingredients and sip this drink to get most of it. Here is the post where I will be sharing the list of ingredients I use to make detox water and benefits of each of them.

What You Need?

  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Mint Leaves
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Glass Bottle
  • Water (Obvio) 😋

 

Fenugreek Seeds:

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5 Fenugreek seeds.

Fenugreek/ Methi seeds have lot of health benefits. To name some:

  • Helps in weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces cholesterol level
  • Protects heart health
  • Helps in reducing the body heat
  • Boosts immune system
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helps in dissolving kidney stones
  • Relief from stomach disorder
  • Controls Blood Sugar level

 

Mint Leaves:

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5 to 6 should be enough.

Health Benefits:

  • Keeps body cool
  • Improves dental health
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relieves muscle pain
  • Improves eye health
  • Helps to lose weight
  • Boosts immune system

 

Cucumber:

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I use half cucumber.

Health Benefits:

  • Helps to reduce body heat
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Hydrates body
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Lower blood sugar level
  • Regulate bowel movements
  • Protects your brain
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Supports heart health
  • Improves joints health

 

Lemon:

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Half slice should be enough.

Benefits:

  • Helps in weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves heart health
  • Promotes hydration
  • Rich in vitamin C, which is required to slow down ageing
  • Freshens breath
  • Helps to prevent kidney stones
  • It has antibacterial properties as well

 

Water:

Fresh water. A Liter should be more than sufficient.

Glass Bottle:

Why glass bottle? Glass because it is not only good for our planet but also for us. Glass bottles repel food odours and residual flavours. They also significantly extend the flavour and quality of food stored in them. Plus, unlike plastic these glass bottles won’t release any chemicals.

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How to prepare?

It’s pretty simple. Chop and put first four ingredients into the glass bottle. Add water. Place the bottle inside fridge overnight.

Overnight – because time is required for the water to get the flavours/ for the ingredients to work.

Fridge – because drinking cold water helps in improving metabolism and helps in weight loss. Body has to work harder for the cold water to reach the normal body temperature. Thus more calories are burnt.

Consume it on an empty stomach for better results.

I can say the recipe I have is mostly for the weight loss. What’s more better than losing weight by consuming something..!!! #LazyGirlsDream

If you are also on the journey of losing weight, do add this detox water in your routine. This tastes good (thanks to lemon and mint) and you will feel fresh after consuming.

Do you have any detox water recipe that you have tried??? Please share with us in the comments. Love to try something new.

Essentials to Carry in Your Gym Bag

Hey Beautiful,

As much as I ask my readers to love themselves the way they are, I also always suggest to try and discover their best version. When I say best version, it’s definitely both mentally and physically.!
To look and feel good, if you are one of those who are regular at gym, this post is going to help you.
Since I also love sweating out in gym, I have some tips to share, with respect to the gym bag I carry. Let me tell you the essentials inside the bag which will help you organise your gym bag for your next gym session.
  • Gym clothes:

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I used to wear normal track pants to the gym. One of my dear friends suggested me to replace them with gym wear and see the difference.  I did and to my surprise, it not only makes me look good while giving me the comfort, but also has made me more regular to the gym. I don’t know the exact psychological reason behind this but gym clothes bring more discipline. They are like uniforms to the gym haha.
  • Deodorant/ Perfume:

I like to use a good perfume before hitting the gym as well as post the gym session, once I am all freshen up. Nobody wants to kill their gym buddies with bad body odour. So using a good perfume will help.
  • Water bottle:

Some like to take short breaks in between the exercises, have some water to keep themselves hydrated. Whereas some like to drink protein shake post working out, a bottle surves these purposes.
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  • Face wash:

Washing your face before the gym session is suggested. Especially if you have makeup on, you need to let your facial pores breath by removing makeup. This lets skin sweat without clogging pores.
Not everyone is comfortable or have a facility to take shower post workout. In that case, please make sure you at least wash your face. The sweat and accumulated dirt (if you have habit of touching your face frequently, you are transferring all germs from gym equipment to your face. ) can cause breakouts.
  • Hand towel:

I have seen people who leave the gym equipment all covered in their sweat. Ewww. We need to keep our sweat from dripping/ to keep the equipment clean enough to be used by someone after us, we got to carry a small towel to the gym.
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  • Pair of shoes:

A good pair of shoes is a must for the gym. Especially if you are using the cardio machines. They give you good grip and enough motivation to look good and workout well in the gym..!
  • Hair accessory:

Ahh if you have long hair you know the pain. We need to keep extra rubber bands/ clips to keep the hair away from sweaty face.
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  • Bath Essentials:

If you are going to take bath immediately after working out, always carry your own shampoo/ soap. I have seen people borrowing their friends shampoos and soaps. Shampoos, I can be still ok with, but soaps??? Nooo..!!!! #Unhygienic
  • Makeup bag:

Ahmmm when I say makeup bag I am not asking you to carry those makeup palette of yours..! Just the essentials. A good day cream, kajal may be. In case you are going out somewhere or going to gym in between office hours (if you are thinking who does that..!! Spoiler alert..!!! Me..! ) a small bag with essentials would help. Umm did I forget to mention lipstick???! Carry one please.
  • Earphones:

What’s more better than listening to some catchy music to get that extra boost to workout..!!! Carry your earphones, turn on the playlist and workout honey… 😉
I could think of these things as of now, while I am writing this I mean typing this down.
Hope this post helps you sort your gym bag.
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OOTD | How to Style A Black Crop Top In 5 Different Ways

Hi Girlies,

Dressing up or looking all dolled up makes me feel good. It makes me happy. That is why dress up game is my favourite. Yours?

So, I have made this post to show you a glimpse of dress up game I played today. ☺️

I styled this full sleeves crop top in five different ways. Colour of the top? You know how much I love the colour black. If you hadn’t, well, you know now. 😉

I bought this crop top from Myntra.  Some bottoms are bought from online store and some offline. Hehe.

Let’s get started with the looks.!

  •  Boy friend jeans:

These are oversized jeans. I must say, they are too comfortable. I love wearing them especially on those days when I am feeling lazy to dress up but still want to look good. Haha we all have such days once in a while. True?

I usually keep accessories minimal or no accessory for such looks.

 

  • Palazzo:

I know I talk about this piece of cloth in most of my outfit posts. I just can’t help it. They are so comfortable and stylish that I love them a lot.

I had created a similar look with the same palazzo but a long top. Do you remember that post? 

Well, this is a look inspired by that one. But crop top looks more cooler. Know?

I wore these big white earrings to add more girly touch. 😌

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I know this palazzo looks like a long skirt. Here is a pose to prove that it’s not a skirt. 😁

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  • Monochrome:

Styling with single coloured outfit makes it a monochrome look.

Paired the same top with my favourite pair of black, stretchable, high waisted jeans.

Wore hoop earrings and kept the neck minimal. I personally like skipping neck accessory whenever I am wearing boat neck tops. Minimal the better for such pattern.

Also, included this silver, multilayered waist chain to add a pinch of spark to this monochrome look.

 

  • Skirt:

A favourite and comfortable piece of fabric loved by many – skirt.

Wore this striped pencil skirt along with the black crop top.

Chick look, perfect for brunch dates.

 

  • A touch of ethnicity:

Tried something new. Styled the same top with palazzo and twist to the look is the dupatta.!!

Draped the dupatta around to get a look of half sari. Added nice silver earrings and finger ring to increase ethnic look score. Plus, the bindi 😛

Tried with two different dupattas. I like the red one more. What about you? 😀

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Red one:

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So, these are the looks I created with keeping the top as a common piece of fabric across all looks.

I hope you enjoyed the looks as much as I did creating them. 🤗

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