Happy and PAWsitive Diwali Everyone

Hey pretty,

Imagine; one night, all of a sudden some terrorists exploding bombs near your home. On your home. Every where… There are fire balls in the sky…. Only thing you can hear is louddd noise of explosion everywhere. You are crying. Begging to stop. But everyone around you is laughing and they continue to drop bombs. You cry. You run to find some safe place to hide. But you fail. You keep running. Some nasty kids tie bombs to your back. They burst and you can’t feel your back anymore. It’s burnt. You scream….

It does sounds scary. .. Doesn’t it??? This is exactly how animals feel during Diwali…!!!

You must have seen dogs and cats running crazily during Diwali. When they see crackers bursting. People assume that that’s because of the lights or fire they are scared of. Naaa… That’s because they can hear the noise of crackers much more louder. (Read the word noise twice)

Science has proved that the hearing capacity of animals is much more greater than that of human beings. That means they can even hear lowest sound as well. You must have heard that animals get to know about earthquake, flood etc much before time. That’s all because they have great hearing power.

Diwali is a festival of lights. It’s the celebration of victory of good over evil. We are supposed to lighten up diya and brighten up our homes. Spread sweets, happiness to lighten up hearts.

Not only animals even for humans, it does cause problems. Crackers we burst might look beautiful but, the noise it causes and pollution it does doing no good to us. Every year we hear incidents about children losing their eyes, ears, getting burnt because of crackers. People with respiratory problems are not allowed to burst crackers. Because of the smoke.

Couple of states have already banned crackers this year. #Salute Unfortunately, in India anything and everything ends up in religious discussion. But it’s not about any religion or custom. It’s about animals who have equal rights to live. About environment where we can peacefully live.

I believe, there are three kinds of people around. One, who love animals and are kind to them. Two, who doesn’t like it but doesn’t harm them either. Three, the cruel ones who doesn’t help them but torture them.

If you cannot be type one, at least be type two. But never be type 3. #please

We as a family, love animals more. Crackers are banned at our home even before my birth…!!! All thanks to my mom who introduced us to these special friends… Who Loves us immensely. To the pure love they give, giving up on crackers and taking care of them is the least we can do. Right???

So take care of our furry friends and environment… Say no to crackers… Be the voice of voiceless. Raise your voice if you find someone torturing animals by bursting crackers near them.

Light up lamps… Spread love… Spread light… Spread happiness…

The world needs it more…!!!

Let your hearts shine brighter than the lights of Diwali…. 🎆💖🎆

This is What I Want to Say About Nykaa Matte to Last Range

You guys anyways know, I have this hobby( that’s the coolest or fancy word I chose to replace the word obsession) of buying all kind of lipsticks. Added a new member to my collection is this beautiful liquid lipstick from the brand Nykaa.

Nykaa is one of the online stores for cosmetics and accessories. Along with selling different cosmetics, they have started their own cosmetic line, with the same name. Highlighter, nail care, foundation, concealers and of course lip products to mention few.

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The range of liquid lipstick I am talking about is with the name Nykaa matte to last. As the name suggests it’s a matte finish lipstick. This means zero glossy effect.

Most attractive thing about these lipsticks are their unique names, inspired by some of the cities of India. Which are unique and special in their own way. There are 18 different shades, all with some attractive names. Dilli, Bombae, IT girl( Bengaluru), Mastani (Pune), Madras Kaafi (Chennai) etc. Aren’t they super cute???

Let’s talk about the shade I bought. It’s the shade Gul. Inspired by the hilly regions of India.

Total shades available:

18

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Shade I Chose :

Gul (Pinkish shade). Perfect for day wear.

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Price :

550 INR for 5 ml (You can buy it from here.)

Shelf life :

3 years

What company claims and the Ingredients :

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Packing:

This packing reminds me of that of Huda beauty liquid lipsticks. A sliding, tiny case is just as cute as a button.

Outer cartoon has the similar shade as that of the lipstick inside. This makes the recognition easier.

Each packing has unique design on these cute outer cartoons. Particularly some unique monuments or things that symbolises the name of the city the particular lipstick is representing. For ex : Gul has these beautiful hilly region design, The shade Mastani has the beautiful Shaniwar wada(Her palace) design on it.

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The product comes inside this tiny plastic packing. The rectangular shaped container is quite sturdy and the lid is quite tight. Which makes it a good travel companion.

The plastic case is transparent and has the brand name printed on it in my favorite color – black. Thus you can keep an eye on the remaining quantity of the product.

On bottom of the case, is the sticker which has the number and name of the shade. Thus making it easier for you to pick the particular shade from your collection.

Applicator:

Its doe feet applicator. Soft and easy to use.

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Tint :

It is a pinkish shade. As you can see in the picture below. This is how it looks in day light. Even if you are a beginner and not so comfortable with lipsticks, you can still carry this shade. Looks very natural and light.

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Color payoff :

I loved the color payoff. One swipe, you are done. The pictures you are seeing here, I have applied just a single layer of the lipstick on my lips.

Staying Power:

Ahhh I am just amazed by its staying power. PS: I am not paid by Nykaa for this review. haha. If you are a lipstick lover, you know the pain of touch ups. If you are also lazy enough for touch ups, join me to know further.

I had saved this lipstick for one of my office parties. I had applied it on my lips at around 10:30 in the morning and when I went to wash my face before dozing off, the tint was still there…!!! It did fade. It wasn’t as intense as it was at the time of application (of course). But the tint was still there even after good amount of time. #Impressed

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Did it bleed?

While the lipstick was on, I had great food. While we were having food I was bit conscious whether the lipstick bleeds. Which can make me look like a vampire. haha. But for my goodness it didn’t bleed post having food. It did transfer though, to my water bottle, the juice glass and spoons.

Did it dry my lips?

The finish is matte. Most of us have the insecurities as the matte finish might highlight  the dry patches on lips. But this liquid lipstick has impressed me. After Huda beauty, I would love top recommend this matte lipstick to my girlies. It doesn’t really dry your lips. I did felt a little dryness in the beginning. But once it settled, the finish was matte and didn’t highlight any dry lines on my lips.

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Does the product stands for what it claims???

  • Superior matte finish – Yes
  • All day long – Yes quite a good time.
  • Transfer proof – Not really. It did transfer even after it was completely dried.

What I loved:

  • Comfortable matte finish.
  • Lasting power is impressive. No touch ups required.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • No preservative.
  • Cruelty free.
  • No paraben.
  • Does not burn your pockets.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. I am going to purchase the shade Bombae. Very soon…!!!

Will I recommend???

Of course. In fact, I have already done that. Umm rather, the shade has already sold itself. My colleagues were awed by the shade I had wore for the party. I was so impressed at the end of the day, I did recommend this range to those who were interested to add a beauty to their collection of lip products.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4.5/5 ( It did transfer a bit so deducting 0.5 )

If you want to try liquid lipstick, without making hole in your pockets and want a non drying formula – give it a try.

Don’t forget to let me know how you find this range. 🙂

Certain Things About People With Tattoos You Might Love Knowing

Body art,

It is called as an art not just because it involves a creative mind, it has a story of it’s own. 🙂

Art and artist, both should always be appreciated. Because they have this power to express so much just by their art. Some hang their art like painters, some eat or serve their art like chefs, some sing, some dance… Ahh the list goes on. But some wear their arts, they are the ones with this wonderful art called body art.

I am born and brought up in a small town. I am saying this explicitly because, most of you know the point of view of most of the small town people. Where these body arts are often consider as sign of ‘bad personality’. (except for the tattoo of God. Piercing ears and nose are considered as a ‘good sign’ as they are ‘mandatory’ to get ‘good’ husband..!!!) But since I was a kid, I always had dreamt of getting a permanent tattoo on my body. All thanks to the temporary tattoo we used to get along with chocolates we used to buy.

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Body arts as I said hold their own meaning or a whole story. You guys might be surprised to know them.

But over the years, with three tattoos of mine and meeting fellow tattoo lovers, I have made out these common things we share. We as in the ones who own these arts.

1. We are committed.

Because tattoo is something which will be with us forever. We have chosen to get tattooed in spite knowing that it’s a life time commitment.

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2. We know what we want

When you are giving a life time commitment, we do know what we are signing for. We are clear about what we want.

3. We are creative

We are creative in our own ways. We have the creativity to hide a lot many stories in one single art.

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4. Needless to say tattoos represent how strong we are

Process of getting a tattoo is not a cake walk. It has some amount of pain to tolerate, lots of care to take.

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5. We know how to appreciate our beauty

Tattoo may or may not go with all kind of attire. But we know how to own the look while flaunting our tattoos.

Lastly,

We are not bad people (we don’t waste Time proving that either). Because we are busy loving our own life while flaunting these beautiful pieces of art. 🙂

OOTD : Kurti With Palazzos

 

Hello,

How’s summer treating you??? Are you enjoying the freshness of this season???

Let me ask you one more question… What’s your style mantra??? Especially for summers…

Like most of us, mine too is to feel comfortable in the easy breezy clothes. This morning I was not in a mood to go to office(nothing special about this morning. It’s every mornings’ story), it was quite humid outside. So, denim was definitely was not an option for me. Because as much as possible I avoid wearing tight clothes in summers for the obvious reasons…!!! Hence only easy breezy piece of fashion came to mind, to solve this little puzzle was – palazzos.

You guys have already seen my post regarding the different ways to style palazzos. Also, have seen my OOTD posts, where I have worn this beautiful and comfortable palazzos.

Outfit:

I picked up this kurti to pair with the black palazzos.

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This kurti is definitely one of my favorite. I usually pair this up with my black jeans. The sleeveless kurti is high neck one, with red patch at the upper half and at the bottom sleeve. The golden embroidery work on these red patches gives this kurti the look. On the black patch, there are these small lotus flowers, printed in golden color paint. This kurti somehow always gives me semi ethnic feel(you know what I mean).

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Palazzos – Bought from a local boutique here in Pune.
Top – Mamma’s gift. 🙂

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Accessories:

Today, I also wanted to go a bit of ethnic.(Read the word ‘bit’ twice). How??? wanted to wear this set of beautiful bangles which I had bought couple of weeks ago.

 

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Isn’t the Elephant on my bangle the Cutest???

 

There is something in these oxidised accessories, that just makes me fall in love with them.

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For ears, picked up these oxidised earrings from my collection. I can say the accessories for today were the oxidized accessories.

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Since it’s a high neck one, no scope for neck accessory haha.

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As I had also mentioned in my previous OOTDs, when you are wearing palazzos it’s always a good idea to choose heels over flats to complete the look. Wore these open-toed brown sandals from the brand – 20Dresses.

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Is Almond, Milk and Honey Shower Cream from The Body Shop A Best Pick???

Hey pretty,

Who doesn’t like a long shower or relaxing bath…!?? We all do. I know not everyone has the privilege of enjoying a long bath in a bath tub. (nor time to enjoy it every morning)… Least we can do to enjoy the bath is to chose a nice aromatic bath gel or a bath cream. Usually post bath, our skin scream for more moisture. Choosing a moisturizing shower cream would be a wise idea.

The other day I had been to The body shop outlet in Westend mall Pune to do a mini haul. Since I was bored with the shower cream I was using, I picked up this one. Only point which made me pick this up was its fragrance. It’s a sweetest fragrance. Smells like sweet candies.

Well, did it any good to my skin??? Read on…

Brand:

The Body Shop

Flavor:

Milk, almond and honey.

Price:

495 INR For 250 ml

What Product Claims:

Calm as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

  • Calming and caring shower cream
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, clean and cared for
  • Suitable for sensitive, dry skin
  • Made with almond milk Enriched with Community Trade honey and almond oil
  • Hypoallergenic fragrance
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Enriched with community trade Almond Milk from Spain

Packing:

Comes in a transparent sturdy plastic bottle. Transparency makes it easy to get to know the quantity left inside.

The flip open cap is an advantage. As you can squeeze the bottle and get required quantity of cream out.

The cap is quite tight so no worries of spillage.

PS: in the past I have used many shower gels from The Body Shop. If you drop the bottle down, you might end up breaking the cap. Thus making it difficult to carry while you travel.

Till you break it, you are good to carry this with you while you travel.

Color :

White

Texture :

Creamy

Fragrance :

This is a typical the body shop fragrance. This the fragrance you smell when you enter the shop.

This is a fresh candy fragrance, neither light nor empowering fragrance.

Does it lathers well :

Not really. That’s the major difference between a shower gel and a cream. Shower cream is thick in texture thus doesn’t lather as good as a gel does.

Is it moisturizing :

Yes shower creams are moisturizing than a gel. This one is moisturizing. Post shower it doesn’t makes my skin dry. But you do require a good moisturizer post bath in winters. For summers a lighter body cream will do.

Does the fragrance lasts for long :

No. This is a turn down. Post bath also I could hardly smell that sweet fragrance.

Will I repurchase?

For the fragrance while bathing, may be yes.

Will I recommend???

Yes to those who love candies’ fragrance.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4/5

My Take On Himalaya Face Pack

Hi,

Which is your favorite face pack??? No, I am not talking about home made one. If I have to ask you, which is your face pack from the ones you get in market… which one would it be??? Mine is this one.

Recently, I wanted to buy a new face pack as I was bored with the ones I have. But not in a mood to spend much on one.

I have heard a lot about the brand Himalaya, which is known for its good products with safe ingredients. Plus prices are comparatively low for the quality of their products. I have used their body lotion before. It had turned out to be a good one. So, after looking at different shelves in the shop for face packs, going through different types of face packs of same range which are meant to serve different skin purposes, picked up this one. Lets see whether this pocket friendly product turned out to be skin friendly or not.

Brand:

Himalaya

Name:

Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Pack

Price:

135 INR for 100 gm (Affordable I say)

You can try out smaller version for testing purpose too. 50gm will cost you 75 INR.

Shelf Life:

What Company Claims???

Himalaya Herbals Fairness Face Pack lightens and evens skin tone, reduces dark spots and blemishes, reduces visibility of dark circle, nourishes skin and moisturises the skin. It is enriched with natural ingredients like walnut which act as natural exfoliator helping remove dead cells, impurities and black heads. Himalaya Herbals Fairness Face Pack help to clean the skin surface making skin look soft, healthy and supple.

Removes dirt.

Exfoliates the skin without being harsh on the skin.

Made with natural ingredients.

Ingredients:

Seems to be safe…

Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haridra) Juglans regia(Walnut, Akschota) Crocus sativus (Saffron, Kumkuma)

Packing:

A very first reason to opt for Himalya face pack is, apart from being good ingredients it is also a hygienic packing. The tube packing helps in maintaining hygiene because we don’t have top dip fingers in it to take out the product. Like we do in case of tub packing.

This off white and green combo plastic tube has flip cap. Which is tight and thus it can be carried while we travel. Also, you can squeeze out required quantity of face pack without having to worry of any spillage or wastage.

Fragrance:

Strangely it smells like lacto calamine lotion.

Texture:

It is creamy.

How to Use:

Apply it evenly on face leaving mouth and eyes(obviously. And yes nostrils. Because of the obvious reason haha) Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Remove with wet sponge/towel. Rinse with cool water.

I am suggesting to use towel because this face pack is thick in texture. Its not easy to wash with water in one go.

My take:

Something that made me pick this face pack is it’s ingredients. Turmeric has antibacterial and healing properties, walnut is good for scrubbing. Kesar/Saffron is the queen of home remedies when it comes to skin.

I applied this on my face. It feels like a thick layer of cream on your face. It doesn’t give you any cooling or burning effect. Just let it stay on face for 15-20 minutes. It doesn’t really dry fast as it’s thick in texture. But let me tell you one thing, a common mistake we all do when we apply face packs. Not all the face packs need to be left till they dry. The idea here is to get most of benefits from face pack not to dry the face pack on our faces. Some face packs, as and when they dry they absorb all the natural oil from your face too…!!!

So post the specified time, tried washing it with water. But washing cream away is not an easy task. Patches of cream are still be there on face. So using a cotton pad or towel would be more handy. Plus using cotton pad or a cotton towel has the benefit of scrubbing also. Thus bye bye dead cells.

Once I had cleaned my face completely, I liked the glow it gave to my skin. Even though it didn’t really last that long, but that instant glow is worth trying this face pack for. Plus it didn’t dry my skin like some other packs and left skin super cleaned. #HappyMe

As per as skin lightening is concerned, I didn’t see much of that. It does add that glow and instant brightening. But no long lasting skin lightening benefits as such.

Good things about Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Pack :

  • Affordable
  • Gives nice glow
  • Cleans skin very well
  • Does not dry skin
  • Safe ingredients
  • Travel friendly packing
  • Availability – available both at local drug stores as well as online.

Not so good things about Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Pack :

  • Glow doesn’t really lasts longer
  • Can’t clean only with water. Need cotton pads to clean it completely from face.

Will I repurchase???

Yes(but once I finish all my stock of other face packs). I liked the way it adds glow and brightens skin tone in one use.

Will I recommend???

Yes. Its within budget, brightens skin tone, adds glow. I guess it’s a good deal for the price we are paying. Ideal to use before any special events to attend.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3.5/5

OOTD : Black Kurti and Maroon Jacket Outfit

Hello,

This morning when I woke up, I felt it’s Friday… But when I checked the date with those sleepy eyes, ahhh it’s still Wednesday…!!! Mid week fever… Phewww

What do you do to pull yourself out of your bed and later your home to get going??? I do two things.

  1. I ask myself ” Pallavi, don’t you want to shop???” “Yes” .. “don’t you need money for that???” “Yes” … “Then keep going”. (I know it’s the same case for most of you)

  2. I play my favorite game – dress up…!!! Many people say, you are always dolled up. DAH…!!! I don’t wait for an occasion to dress up…

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So, here is the OOTD(Outfit Of The Day).

It’s a black kurti with a V neck.The border and the neck line has this dark red line with off white thread work.

Since black is my happy color, I matched it with a black legging. I love the comfort it gives.

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About the most asked jacket of mine.( I have a huge love for jackets. And this particular jacket has brought me highest compliments out of my collection. Apart from my friends and colleagues, even some ladies at the boutiques and shops asked me where did I buy this jacket from.)

PS: I’m not praising the jacket but many of them did. Promise

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So this is a sleeveless jacket. The shining maroon jacket has the cris cross patterned thread work. The golden and the maroon color combination gives it a rich look. The thread work is only on the front side. The plane back makes it a perfect balance.

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So teamed up these three pieces of fabric to create this look.

Kurti – Globus

Jacket – Globus

You know how much I love earrings. This huge, off gold earrings are bought from a flea market.

I have fallen in love with ear cuffs these days….!!! The one I am wearing here is from Forever 21.  (You might have to zoom in the picture to have a look at them.)

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Earrings – Flea Market

I kept the accessories bit minimal. In fact I wore the earrings just to create the perfect look for the blog. I wore just diamond studs and diamond neck pendent for office. Because I don’t want to distract people. You know what I mean.

Neck piece – Ornate jewelry.

(The pendent may not be visible in the picture. Check here to see the dancing diamond pendent which I am wearing.)

 

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Office Look, with diamond studs.

 

I kept it casual for the footwear. Comfy and matching haha. We girls think a lot about color combination. Don’t we???

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Hope you like the pictures as much as I loved posing for it…!!!

Things to Know Before Opting for Contact Lenses

Leonardo DiCaprio – My First ever crush…!!!!

You might be thinking how’s this is related to this post??? Yes it is.

Leonardo DiCaprio, whom I fondly call ‘Titanic Hero’ (since childhood. Come on I didn’t even bothered to know his ‘real’ name that time) my first ever crush… I was very young when I watched the movie – Titanic. I know most of us have this epic love story in our ‘favorite’ list. The thing which made me fall for him is his eyes. Those blue eyes… Awww… As a kid I was really attracted to those eyes.

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Post watching the movie, my secret wish was to get spectacles. So that eventually I get to wear these colored contact lenses. I wanted light colored eyes, post watching those beautiful eyes in the movie. I know when we were kids we used to not think technically. Well, that’s the beauty of innocence may be.

As I grew up, I did got spectacles(all thanks to my job where I spend most of time in front of computer screen. Huuh) but didn’t try lenses. Reason??? I got to know most of the things about lenses which we should know before opting for them. Interested to know??? Read on…!!!

Get an contact lenses examination done:

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Eyes are delicate and important part of our body. Not everyone is comfortable wearing contact lenses. Its always preferred to contact the doctor to get the examination done. So that you get to know which contact lenses would suit you and fit you.

Choose the right type of lenses:

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There are multiple types like –

  • Soft lenses

a. Daily wear lenses: Which you can wear on daily basis. Before hitting bed you will have to remove this to clean it daily.
b. Extended wear lenses: Which you can wear even while sleeping. But make sure you clean it at least once in a week.
c. Disposable lenses: Use it once and dispose.

  • Hard lenses

Choose the one based on your comfort/need.

Wearing and removing lenses needs practice:

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You might have seen how to wear contact lenses. Its not easy. At least at first, it seems so. Whenever I have talked to my friends who wear contact lenses, have told me that wearing them is easy than removing them from eye balls. Phew I am personally horrified by the sight of it.

Hygiene is important:

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Lenses should be germ free and sanitised before putting them on your eyeballs. Thanks to the solution that comes with box of lenses. It helps in disinfecting and keeping the lenses super clean. You just have to dip the lenses in the solution. Easy huun??

Store them properly:

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Lenses come in a tiny case. Which of course should be cleaned enough so that you don’t end up causing any infection on your eyes through unhygienic lenses. For first times, doctors suggest disposable lenses. You wear it for a day and throw it away. No need to worry about maintenance.

You can not wear contact lenses all the time:

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You should remove the contact lenses while swimming and taking bath. For obvious reason, you might end up washing them off from your eyes. Obviously before going to bed you need to remove the lenses, unless you want to see your dreams in HD(High Definition) #JustKidding.

Choose the color wisely:

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If you are opting for colored lenses, think twice before choosing a color. Because not every color suits everyone. Keeping your skin tone in mind, we need to opt for the color. Because we don’t want to end up scaring people around… haha

So these were the points which we need to make sure are checked before getting contact lenses for ourselves.

Hope this helps you…!!!

Do you wear contact lenses??? I am sure you have some ‘contact lenses experience’ to share. Do share with us in comments section below..!!!

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 15

Friday…!!!! Yeahhh…!!!!

You know how much I love Fridays… I am sure even you do… Because those two magical days are most precious… Magical, not only because they are relaxing but also for the fact that they pass tooooo soon…!!! Its like…

Moooonnnndddddaaaayyyyyyyyyy

Tueessssddddaaaayyyyyyyyy

Weeedddddneesssddaayy

Thhuurrrsssddaayyyyy

Friiiyydaaaayyyy

Sat

Sun

If you want to see my Friday face, do check on Instagram See that ‘Friday Glow’ haha…!!

For the fun Friday questions… Here are the 5 random questions…

What’s on your nails today???

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I have no nail paint on my nails today. As I have mentioned in some of my posts about nail care, its good to keep your nails free from nail paint for some days before reapplying nail paint.

When was the last time you had been to spa session???

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I don’t even remember… May be an year and half ago…!!! I’m not really a spa person but I’m thinking of booking one soon. Just to relax. How about you???

Are you on Instagram??? Name one celebrity, whose Instagram feeds inspires you or makes you happy.
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For me, its should be Jacqueline Fernandes. She is extremely charming and she has this contagious smile and positive vibe. I get inspired to get fit by her posts related to fitness too.  Plus, she is a pet lover. 10/10…!!!

Do you go to the gym???

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Umm… Sometimes I get so inspired that I do hit the gym. But I am quite irregular. #bad. But this month’s to do list – “go to gym regularly.” Do you??

What is one thing you are kind of addicted to and you want to quit it???

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I guess it should be my cell phone. I wasn’t really addicted to mobile before. But nowadays,  in the middle of something I do realise that I am yet again starring at my mobile screen..!! So, I have planned to quit it soon. Umm, I can’t say quit since mobile has become an essential part of you especially when you are staying away from home. But yes definitely I am gonna reduce using it.

Now, it’s your turn to answer the questions… Come on start..!!!

 

This is What Apple Cider Vinegar Does to Your Body

Kardashians..!!! Half of the world at least knows who they are… If you don’t belong to that half, let me introduce them to you. There is this English reality show called “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. It’s like being with them 24 X 7. Listening to ‘everything’ they talk. What do they talk??? Everything…!!! You can imagine everything a ‘modern’ family would discuss. In one sentence – you can keep your brain at rest while watching this show. Absolutely no brain required to watch this show. You know what’s the surprising part of this whole family drama is, they have earned a lot more than you must be thinking by this show. Its already 10 seasons old and all have earned millions.

Even though I am not a huge fan of theirs, I love their wardrobe and the way they experiment with their looks…
Couple of years ago all these 5 sisters have launched their personal mobile apps.. Where each one of them post their beauty, fitness secrets and details of their wardrobe. You must have read about Kylie cosmetics on my blog before. Kylie is the youngest daughter of this Kardashian family.

In one of those beauty apps of theirs, I came across this beauty drink called – apple cider vinegar (Courtesy- Instagram). Kourtney Kardashian swears that she starts her day by drinking apple cider vinegar. After making my home work about this, I have started drinking this every morning. Since I know most of the things about it now, thought of sharing it with you guys.

What is Apple Cider Vinegar???

Apple cider vinegar, also known as cider vinegar /ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple.

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How does it looks and tastes like???

It has pale to medium amber color and sour in taste. IMPORTANT thing is, its highly concentrated. It’s pungent, can even irritate your eyes. So, ALWAYS dilute before you consume.

I bought mine from Amazon. Here is the link.

Health Benefits:

Weight Loss:

Yeaahhhh…!!!! I know, I know,we all wanna eat our favorite food and never wanna look fat. How about doing these little things to shoot that nasty fat ???

Studies have proven that the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar helps in slowing down fat accumulation. Also, its proved that on consuming this our stomach feels full thus we end up eating less. There you go, you have started with your weight loss journey already…!!!

Low Cholesterol:

A research was conducted where 1st specimen was not allowed to have Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) in his diet, whereas the other one was allowed to. At the end of the study it was found that the one who was consuming ACV had drop in cholesterol level.

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Detoxification:

So, ACV has potassium content along with acetic acid in it. So, while the acid bind to the task of removing toxins, potassium helps in breaking up mucus and clearing lymph nodes. Thus helps in detoxification.

Cures Sinuses

As mentioned in previous point, ACV helps in clearing lymph nodes by breaking mucus. In addition to that, it also helps in clearing sinus. Also, ACV helps in preventing any sinus infection, all thanks to its antibacterial properties.

So, if you have any sinus issues, do include ACV in your diet.

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Cure for Sore Throat

Since ACV has antibacterial properties, gargling ACV helps in healing sored throat.

Improves Digestion

ACV helps in keeping health of stomach in a good condition. Also, aids in digestion.

Energy Booster

Replace your energy drink with ACV. Why??? The potassium content in ACV helps in boosting the energy and making you feel good and energetic.

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Controls Diabetes and lessen heartburn

Let me not go to medical terms here. But in simple sentence – apple cider vinegar lowers blood sugar level. Thus it does reduces risks of diabetes and heartburns. I didn’t ‘prove’ that, studies did. haha

Oral Health

Who doesn’t like those white pearly smile??? Brushing teeth with diluted ACV helps in whitening teeth naturally. Killing the bacteria is the bonus.

Beauty Benefits:

For Shiny Hair

Rinse your hair with a little quantity of ACV post shower. This will make your hair shiny and bouncy.

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Itchy/ sunburn skin

Applying diluted ACV on sunburnt or itchy skin can heal it.

It’s a good Toner or cleanser

As it’s antibacterial, you can use diluted ACV on your face to get the most of the benefits. Along with cleaning the facial pores, ACV also helps in preventing the bacterial infections/ pimples/ breakouts. #happyyy

Deodorant

Summer is just around the corner. Uff that stinking smell of sweat. Yikes. This is due to odour causing bacteria. Applying diluted ACV on armpits can stop the bacteria from producing that nasty odour.

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Bad Breath Go Away

Bad breath can be really embarrassing. Gargling mouth with ACV(Diluted of course) can keep bad breath away.

Smelly feet

Ewww. Just soak feet in a tub full of warm water. Don’t forget to add few drops of apple cider vinegar to kill the bacteria and making feet smell fresh.

So, my dear, are you convinced enough why you should start using apple cider vinegar in your diet???

You can drink diluted ACV directly or you can use it in your juices or salads. Cooking is not really my thing so I cant really help you out with how and where to mix this this drink with. #sorry But don’t forget to use DILUTED apple cider vinegar ONLY.

Take care reader…!!!

Umm you can keep in touch with me via Instagram, I have shared my Monday Motivation recently. You can check it here if you wish to.

Cya in next post..!!!

Three Letter Mantra to Follow for A Beautiful Skin

Hellooo,

I have been writing a lot about makeup products in detail. I realised something which I was missing, when one of my friends asked me so innocently,” Pallavi, what is CTM??? Could you please write a post about it???”

So here is the post about the basement of skin care – CTM. Its an abbreviation. Each letter represents different basic products we need to keep the skin in good condition. Ummm you must have heard about these products… Any guesses???

C – Cleanser

T – Toner

M – Moisturizer

Let me explain more..

Cleanser-

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As the name suggests, cleansing or cleaning. Cleaning skin from external dirt. There are different ways to cleanse your skin. I will write about it tomorrow.

Umm if you have a doubt about washing face is considered as cleansing??? I would say to a certain extent yes. But not every facial foam/wash can cleanse your skin pores completely. Not every face wash can remove your makeup. Agree???

Easiest way to cleanse your face is using a good cleanser. There are multiple cleansers available in market. I have been using a cleanser from the brand Garnier. I have already bought my second bottle already. You can check this post to know why I recommend this to you.

How to use:

Check the video here where I have demonstrated how to use toner.

Toner:

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Toner is oil based liquid. It is used for ultra purification of facial pores.

No matter how good the cleanser might be there are chances that traces of makeup or impurity still persist inside pores. This will lead to pore clogging that in turn leads to pimples. Toner helps in removing that dirt from pores and leave them ready for absorption of moisture or serum which we will be doing in the next step.

Toner also provides soothing effect to skin and said to lighten the redness or blemishes if any. Point I want to mention here is, there are some toners in market which I had tried earlier gives tingling effect too…!!! May be that’s how they work. Personal suggestion, do not opt for alcohol based toner. As it might irritate your eyes. Because I had made that mistake I don’t want you, my dear reader, to do.

There are multiple brands with so many options for a toner. If you are thinking of which one to buy, I have a suggestion for you. Which suits every skin type and a budget friendly one or I would say it costs nothing. Rose water. Yes that’s the best toner you can find.
Check this out to know more about how to prepare rose water at home.

How to use:

Drop few drops of toner on cotton balls/pads. Apply it on face. No need to rub. Be gentle and pat it on face.

Moisturizer:

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As you all know what this is for.

Yes you are right, to add that extra moisture or hydration to your skin. Adding moisture to skin helps in improving texture and tone of skin.

Thing we need to take care is that one single moisturizer may not meet different skin needs. Every different skin type needs different moisturizer for a good care.

Dry skin – Badly needs more hydration. Oil based moisturiser is best for this type of skin.

Oily skin – We can not apply oil based moisturiser to already oil producing skin. Can we??? This will worsen the situation. Hence, light weight or water based moisturizer is ideal.

Normal/Combination skin – This type is a lucky one as they choose either (water/oil based) of the moisturisers as per their current need.

How to use:

Using fingers apply gently on face leaving eyes and lips area(I know it’s obvious but no harm in mentioning. hehe)

Now, the biggest question –

what’s the order to carry out these steps…

It’s in the word – CTM itself dearie…!!!

Cleanser then toner, followed by moisturizer.

Clean your face. Clean more. Add moisture.

See, this is that easy…!!!

If you have any more questions regarding CTM, please feel free to contact Mygirlypedia…!!!

Happy to help you…!!!

Happy CTMing…!!! haha… Muuuaahhh…

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Dozen Reasons to Include Garlic In Your Daily Regimen

Garlic – is such an ingredient which has both haters and lovers. Some just love it, like I do… Some, run away because of it’s smell. I personally love the taste it adds to a dish. At my home, only my mom and I love garlic so my dad and sister give us the garlics to us if they find it in their plates. Not because sharing is caring, because garlic is precious. At least to my mom and me. hehe.

So, you know this little ingredient can work wonder on your skin and hair??? Yes. You can replace some of your beauty items with this. Skin, hair friendly and most importantly budget friendly.

Let’s see how this kitchen ingredient does wonders to your skin and hair..!!!

Hair:

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Hair Loss and Hair Growth:

Allicin, a sulphur compound which is used to treat hair fall or hair loss. This is also found in one more kitchen item – onion.
All you need to do is, slice the garlics. Squeeze the juice out of it and rub it on the scalp. Massage the scalp and leave it for a while. You can wash your hair post half an hour or so. This helps in preventing hair loss as well as promoting new hair growth.

Improves Blood Circulation in Scalp:

Garlic has Vitamins C, B2 and B1. They boost the blood circulation. Which in turn helps in boosting hair growth and improves health of hair.

Skin:

Acne Treatment:

Garlic has great antioxidants. Which helps in killing the bacteria. You know the acne or pimples are the skin’s way of fighting against bacteria. To help your skin to win this battle, all you need is garlic in your team. Rub garlic juice on pimples which will kill it’s enemy – bacteria.

Smooth and Rash Free Skin:

Garlic has great anti-inflammatory properties. Thus as you might have heard garlic oil is been a part of skin treatments. It helps in healing skin and result in rash free and smooth nourished skin.

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Perfect Pedicure Ingredient:

We need to wash skin between the feet fingers especially during monsoon for the obvious reasons. If you are looking for anti fungal liquid or something, don’t waste your money on them. Instead, slice garlics and dip them in the bucket of warm water and dip your feet. Garlic will do its magic.

Anti Aging:

Garlic is a good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients etc. They are the key ingredients which help in protecting it against aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots etc. So next time when you find garlic in your plate, don’t waste it. Eat it for the sake of that glowing skin.

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Minimizes Large Pores:

If your facial pores are visibly large, you are at a risk of more skin damage. How??? The open pores invites more dirt accumulation. Thus resulting in clogging them and causing acne. But worry not, mix garlic juice with any of other favorite kitchen ingredient of yours to make a paste. Apply it on face. Let it dry before washing it warm water. With regular use, this has been proved to minimise the large pores.

For Your Nails:

No matter how much you take care of nail’s hygiene, there is always a scope for improvement. There is always this tiny dirt stuck in the edge which will cause infection thus effecting nail’s health. So rubbing slice of garlic on your nails acts as anti bacterial lotion. Thus killing bacteria and helping the growth of nails.

Health:

Cold:

Garlic has been said to improve the immune system. When you are effected by common cold, drop few garlic in a pot of water and boil it. Strain and drink the water. This will help in curing the common cold. If you do not like the taste of it, you can add honey to it.

One more Ayurveda remedy which I have heard is, put a tiny piece of garlic inside a small cotton ball. Put this cotton ball inside your ears. It’s said that it will cure the cold as well as ear pain.

Weight Loss:

A study was conducted to prove that garlic in diet can help in reducing the weight. Thus if you are on the way to weight loss, do include garlic in your diet. What’s more happier than reducing weight by eating. Isn’t it???

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Mosquitoes Hate Garlic:

Yes even though there are no exact reason for this, but they hate garlic. And we hate mosquitoes for their annoying noise and their bad habit of spreading diseases while sucking our blood out. Bad mosquitoes.
The good news is, you don’t have to spend money on mosquito repellent any more. Make one at home with less cost. Ingredients required are – garlic(obviously), Petroleum jelly and beeswax. Mix them well to form the lotion. In case you do not like the smell of it, add any essential oil of your choice. and tada you have your customised mosquito repellent.

Pests too Hate Garlic:

If you love gardening and thinking of which pesticides to buy next, try this out. With garlic oil, mineral oil, water and liquid soap – make one and spray it on plants. Pests hate garlic so they don’t dare to harm your little green friends.

Did you know these benefits??? I hope you found this post useful.

If you know any other benefits do let us know. Happy to share your remedies on Mygirlypedia so that it can help more people.

You Don’t Really Need A Valentine To Make The Day Special

Valentine’s day… Don’t you think it’s overrated??!

Even though couples who genuinely love each other makes me happy about this day of celebration, couples who ‘announce’ their love and share their ‘private’ pictures on social media with mushy mushy hash tags make me feel annoyed about this day.

I know how it feels to be single on this day. All thanks to couples who are ‘desperate’ to prove to the world that they are ‘madly’ in love. All I understand out of their effort is ‘madly’.

Even I used to feel bad few years ago that I don’t have one to make my day ‘special’, I’m sure most of the gals go through this phase. Especially those who stay away from home, whose roommates leave them alone as they have to be with their #sweetheart. Now that I’m out of it, thought sharing my views about this much hyped day.

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I bet – open your Facebook and Instagram page on valentine’s day. Most of the account’s display picture will have two members. I mean with their #soulmate. Guys, it’s your own social media account, not any joint account that it requires both of your pictures.

Then comes the flood of hash tags. #besthubby #bestwifey phewww I’m sure most of them must be silently crying inside for being with their #mineforever

So in one statement – Not everyone who is single is lonely… Not everyone who is taken is in love…

If you are a happy single like me… Cheers to that happiness and freedom…

So, happy singles, if you are still figuring out how to skip this day comfortably, here are some ideas to make ‘the day of love’ even more comfortable…

Gift Yourself…

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You know what’s the best part of gifting your own self??? You don’t have to spend time thinking what to gift… Whether they will like it or not… 🤔 what if they don’t… Blah and blah and blah..

You know what you want. Let me make it even more easier. Open online shopping sites. Open your wish list. Pick a random item and buy it. Because darling, you are totally worth it.

Have any single friend???

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Nothing more fun than two friends bit*hing and Making fun of those social media couples with tons of cozy pictures and cheesy quotes. Come on I’m not being mean here. They chose to post their pictures on public forums and we chose to ‘comment’.

PS: This one of my favorite scenes from my most favorite series F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Spend the day with the one who loves you

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Even if a person is a criminal, I’m sure there will be at least one person who loves him genuinely. His mom. Not everyone of us have these precious persons in our lives – parents and siblings. If you have one don’t forget to make them feel special. It’s time to admire the beauty of love they share.

Spend the day with furry friends

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I feel peaceful when I’m with animals. They are a great example for true love. Spend your time with them.

If you are not an animal lover, it’s time to interact with one.

Oh come on, I’m sick of listening to people giving excuses like – when I was a kid, a dog had bit me, a cat had scratched me. Hello, even when I’m an adult, people hurt me. Shouldn’t I be scared of people??? Well according to your logic yes but Im not.

Animals do those things as their self protection not because they want to hurt you. Spend time gaining their trust and love. Dude, once you earn it, the validity lasts till the lifetime. Unlike some humans.

Spread love to those who are in need

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There are so many people out there who need love and care.

Didn’t get it??? I’m talking about orphans who never got a chance to feel the love of a family.

I’m talking about old age home. Old parents who spent their lives loving their children. But unfortunately who abandoned them.

Go their. Spend some time. Your presence will be a biggest present for them. Most importantly you will feel proud for being a great human.

Dress up

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Most of the men think that we gals dress up for them. Sorry… We dress up because we like it. We don’t spend our time getting ready to impress a guy who can’t even differentiate between a baby pink and dark pink.

Dress up. Wear that favorite dress of yours. Experiment with makeup. Enjoy yourself.

Take yourself to a movie or a dinner date

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Who said only ‘happy’ couples can make singles jealous. Time to make them jealous.

Dress up (or don’t to make even more fun. Gals who spent ages to get dressed up should think ‘she is so careless. I miss those days of being single’. Haha) take yourself out for a movie or for a dinner. I’m sure there will lot of couples out their giggling. Be happy and confident. Show them what being a happy and independent singles is all about. Trust me, many of the gals will feel jealous of you. Haha

Eat, Sleep and Repeat

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Honey there are so many perks of being single. First and foremost – Freedom. Freedom to be your own self, freedom to eat what you want because you don’t have to look hot and perfect for your guy, freedom to sleep because you don’t have to be on call all the time. Ugh no matter how beautiful or boring the conversation might be, I can’t compromise with my sleep. Can you??! If you agree with me celebrate the freedom on this day. It’s worth celebrating.

 

Instead of waiting for that perfect someone to come and make you happy, do what makes YOU perfectly happy…!!! 

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Happy Valentine’s day gal…!!! 

Bought My Dream Product From Bobbie Brown and The Results Are Not What I Was Expecting

Bobbi Brown… One of my dream brands  from the USA… Bobbie Brown is a professional makeup artist and founder of the cosmetics brand by her own name.

It’s a high end brand and was in my wish list till last week when I dreamt about it.

Let me explain. When I say I’m crazy when it comes to shopping, I’m damn serious. What you usually see in your dreams??? Do you see yourself shopping??? Well, I do.

Till date I have shopped three items which I saw in my dreams. Kylie Blush, Bobbie brown lipstick and Huda lipstick… I see myself shopping in dreams… When I wake up, I can’t stop thinking about them and I end up making my dreams come to reality. Phewww…

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So, last week I saw this shade of lipstick from the brand Bobbie Brown and the moment I woke up I checked online the shades available. I found ‘the’ shade… Ummm you know what I did the very next second.

Here is the lipstick I bought… Let’s see how it worked on me…

Brand:

Bobbie Brown

Lipstick Range:

Crushed lipstick

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Price:

1700 INR

Shelf Life:

27 months

What the company claims:

  • Rich in Vitamins E and C and beeswax
  • Balmy formula glides on comfortably
  • Delivers a satin matte finish
  • Blotted down, lived in look with one swipe
  • Layers up for a more intense look
  • Leaves lips hydrated and soft
  • Feather and fade proof
  • Last for eight hours

Shades Available:

20 Different shades available.

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Shade which I own:

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Color:

This is a red shade. Falls towards brown.

Ingredients:

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Packing:

Outer cartoon is deep black in color. Has the brand name and name of the shade printed on it. Other details like ingredients, price, shelf life etc. are also mentioned on it.

Lipstick case is a black matte finished bullet. The plastic used is strong. Bullet is small and can be carried easily with you.

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There is this colored strip on lipstick. Which is similar to that of the lipstick’s shade. Also the shade name present at the bottom of the case lets you differentiate the shade from outside.

Fragrance:

I am bit confused with the smell. It smell is sweet yet spicy.

Texture:

Not so creamy.

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Color payoff:

It is good. One swipe is enough to paint your lips red. As company says, we can layer it up for an intense look.

Does this transfer?

Yes.

Does this bleed???

No. It doesn’t melts or bleeds.

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Staying Power:

As and when it transfers and with time it lightens. It stayed for about 5 to 6 hours with food intake.

Moisturizing???

Umm I can say it doesn’t dry lips and doesn’t add that glossy moisture either.

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Finish:

It’s neither matte nor a glossy finish.

What I liked about this lipstick:

  • Color payoff
  • Does not dry lips.
  • Nice satin matte finish.
  • Many shades to choose from.
  • Travel friendly and attractive packing.

What I didn’t like:

  • Pricey
  • Staying power could have been better for the price we are paying.
  • It transfers.

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Will I repurchase???

Frankly, No. I know other brands which cost me less and does good job.

Will I recommend???

Umm no. I am not overwhelmed by this lipstick for the price I have paid. Instead I can recommend some red lipsticks which are ‘in’ the budget. If you want me to name them, do let me know in the comment section.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3/5

Hope this review will help you with your next Bobbie Brown haul.

So the next time I dream of some high end product, I will think about it before buying.( I know which I won’t)

 

 

 

 

5 Accessories to Change The Style Game

There is a saying accessories can change your style game. All you need is one piece of fashion which will make you stand out of the crowd.

I just remembered the quote by the famous – Michael Kors,

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You don’t have to have perfect dress, makeup and hair all the time to look the best. Here are some accessories which can make you score more in the fashion game.

Wanna know them??? Ok here they are…

Red Lipstick:

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Yes red lipstick is technically cosmetic but this is definitely one strong accessory if you wear it in a right way.
Those red bold lips itself speak a lot about you. Your confidence, about the diva inside you. Trust me all the attention goes on to your lips. No body is gonna care about your dress and hair style.

Handbag:


A perfect handbag as per the occasion can make you look your best without having to spend time on other stuffs.

Statement Neck pieces:


A boring plain top??? Umm… how to make it interesting… Just wear a neck piece which can speak louder than your attire.

Ear and finger rings:

These are my favorite accessories. Without which I can’t feel complete. There is no rule that you need to wear long earrings with your traditional wear ONLY. try mix and match the earrings with your outfits to make your own signature style.

So are finger rings. A nice huge finger ring can add that spark to the whole look for sure.

Scarves:

Play with the colorful scarves. These can get you those extra brownie points in the game of fashion. I know scarves are ideal for winters. But thin fabric and colorful scarves can be wore all throughout the year. You don’t have to wear them only around your neck.  I personally tie my hair using a colorful, small scarf to add that girly factor to the look. Just like I replace rubber band with a scarf, if you have short hair then tie scarf like a head band.

 

So, these are the accessories which I trust when it comes to changing the dress up game. If you I want to suggest one thing, I would say just choose the accessory which makes you comfortable. Sometimes it’s not only about looking great but it’s about being comfortable. Just one piece of advice is – never go overbroad with the accessories. It will look tacky, not fashionable. Moderation is the key after all.

Hope you find this post useful.

 

 

 

Why Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in The Shade Icon is Perfect for You

You know how much I love lipsticks… I was dreaming of trying this one brand since sooo long… This brand is from Dubai… Since I don’t have any relatives or friends who live there… I was finding it difficult to buy one… Thought of buying one from Amazon… But got to know that they sell fake products…

Luckily, one of my favorite online shopping site, nykaa brought this amazing brand to India… Without any doubt, I ordered one for myself moment it was up for sale… #shopaholic

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Yep I’m talking about Huda Beauty… Famous for their amazing products… As of now we can buy their liquid matte lipsticks, eyelashes and eyeshadow pallets online in India…

They have 23 variety of shades. From intense black to n*de.

Me being a girly Girl thought of trying this one shade out. Which I can use it on daily basis. Which I can carry even to office.

Let’s get to know more about this…

Brand:

Huda Beauty

Price:

1650 INR

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Shades Available:

23 different shades available.

Shade I bought:

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Packing:

Comes in a sturdy plastic, semi transparent tube.

The outer cartoon looks like this.

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Lips design. Color of the lips is similar to the shade of the lipstick. It’s a sliding case.

Fragrance:

Smells like a butter candy.

Texture:

Creamy liquid texture.

Finishing:

Matte finish.

Color:

It’s a mixture of peach and brown. Light shade is perfect to be worked even on daily basis.

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Color pay off:

I loved the pigmentation. I just applied it on my lower lips, that too one single layer. Then pressed both upper and lower lips to apply it evenly. But that was enough to get this full coverage.

Staying power:

I usually apply a single layer. It stays on my lips for 6 to 7 hours with intake of food and drinks. After which a very faint tint remains. Which is quite good.

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Is it moisturizing:

Matte lipsticks are meant for dry finish. I have dry lips and I don’t usually try matte lipstick as it makes my lips even more dry.

But this one stands what it claims. It doesn’t dry your lips. I can’t say it adds extra moisture to lips but I can confidently say it doesn’t dry them.

Is it transfer proof:

It’s mentioned on the product that give at least 30 seconds for the product to settle down.

Which I did. But it does transfer a bit. It does not bleed as it dries of quickly, but does transfer a bit at least first few times. Which is OK for me.

 

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What I liked about Huda Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick:

  • Multiple shades to chose from.
  • Doesn’t dry lips.
  • Little goes long way.
  • Nice pigmentation.
  • Good staying power considering the little amount of product which I apply.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Price might be con for some. But if I had to buy from Dubai, including shipping costs and custom charges it might have costed more. Hence I’m listing this as good point. Plus little quantity is enough so this gonna last for good amount of time.

What I didn’t like about Huda Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick:

  • I can’t think of any.

Will I re purchase:

Yes. I love the matte finish lipsticks but never happy with the ones I had tried before on my dry lips. I’m eager to try different shades from this range.

Will I recommend:

If you have been looking for matte lipstick for your dry lips, this one is definitely a must try.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 5/5

My Favorite Quotes By Carrie Bradshaw

Hey,

If you are a fashionista or someone who love fashion you must know who Carrie Bradshaw is…!!!

If not, let me introduce her to you. She is one of the famous characters from the famous series ‘Se* and The City’. I am sure most of you know this. There are couple of movies are also made on the same name with same cast.

Every gal who loves fashion, dresses, shopping etc., will love this one gal from this series – Carrie.

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A true fashionista yet a sweet gal who believes in true love. But, I should mention – her love for fashion tops the game. Her closet is do die for. Her collection of dresses, shoes, bags… Ahhh even her keychain, is every gal’s dream…!!!

But don’t assume Carrie is just a living Brabie. With great fashion sense and amazing looks. She has a great view about life and love. Being an independent, 40+ aged , famous writer – she wins our heart with her charm.

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Carrie has some great quotes about fashion, love and life. They are epic…!!!! If you are her fan I know you will agree and I am sure you will never get bored of it. No matter for how many times you have read or heard those golden words. If you don’t know her dialogues, let me share some of my favorites with you. I am sure you will fall in love with them. Just like I did.

Fashion:

  • Ahhh It’s like Starting over all new…!!! New trends… New beginnings…!!!

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  • Can’t agree more…!!!

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  • Because of her I had to get an year subscription of the magazine – VOGUE…!!! Anddd its worth it…

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  • Are you a footwear lover??? You can relate to this for sure…!!!

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  • Outfit lovers…!!! This one is for you.

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  • One more…!!!

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  • Yessss…!!!!

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  • Pain that every shopaholic gal can relate to while shifting to new place…!!!!

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  • Oooo yaaaaa….

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  • Every girl’s wish…!!!!

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Love:

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  • In search of love and of course labels…!!!

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  • They say – you don’t think and fall in love… love just happens…

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  • But SELF LOVE comes first..!!!

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  • I love this.

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  • Someone…!!!

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  • I love this gal… Her words are just amazing…

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  • Who said relationship is a cake walk… We do have our set of heartbreaks…

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  • Whyyyyyy

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  • Keep your head up and keep going…

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  • haha

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  • Me Tooooo

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  • Crushes are the real reason why being single is not that hard…

  • haha

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  • Be proud to be a master piece… There is no fun in being just another copy… isn’t it???

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  • Someday…!!!

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  • A true Friendship is such a good healer…

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I love her fashion sense… Her closet… and most importantly her positivity… never ending hopes and believes about love and life…. !!!

Did you like her quotes??? Which one is your favorite??? Pick one and do let me know in the comments section…!!!

Have a great weekend…!!!!

Best Lipsticks for Beginners…!!!

Hey,

Now that you have been following my world – Mygirlypedia, you know how much I love lipsticks. My collection of lipsticks which I had revealed some time back is the proof for it.

Many of you been asking which is one brand of lipstick that I would suggest for a beginner, who is taking baby steps into the magical world of makeup. When I say beginner, I mean to say the one who wants to apply lipsticks but not sure whether she will be able to carry it or not. Thus she is not willing to spend more on a lipstick which she might not use in long run.

So, only best and a budget friendly brand I can come up with is, Elle 18.

I have multiple lipsticks from this brand. Mostly reds, pinks and peach. I am gonna swatch them for you in this post. Check out why I love this brand so much.

Brand:

Elle 18

Range:

Color Pops

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Between there are multiple ranges available in this brand’s lipsticks. There are matte and other finishing. But I love this range more.

What Product Claims:

Dual core lipstick format.

Extra moisturizing with cocoa butter and jojoba oil.

Creamy smooth and soft texture.

Vibrant Shades.

Rich color pay off.

Intense look.

Attractive pop Colors.

 

Shades Available:

There are 19 shades available. Yes nineteen varieties of colors to choose from. Wanna know the shades??? Check them out here.

Shade I own:

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Pretty Peach (Shade number 43):

This is a light peach colored lipstick. Definitely my favorite among all other Elle 18 lipsticks I own. It looks so natural on lips, looks super feminine.

If you are hesitant  to try out reds or pinks, this is definitely the one for you. You will feel comfortable enough to carry this on daily basis to work place or to colleges as well.

Pinken (Shade Number 31):

This shade is a mixture of pink and red. If you love red lipsticks but not so confident enough, go for this one.

Rosy Blush (Shade Number 27):

This is a cherry red shade. Always dream of or at least thought of trying out a red shade on your lips??? Try this. You just have to spend 100 INR to fulfill that thought of yours.

Price:

100 INR for 4.3 ml. I told you it is budget friendly..!!!

Shelf Life:

30 Months

Packing:

It comes in a small and cute black lipstick bullet, with the brand name written in Pink. A cartoon sketch of a gothic look(at least I find her gothic) gal is something which we can’t miss. Cute because they are not like other lipstick bullets which are lean or narrow. These are a kind of chubby. Look at them.

They are tiny and perfect to carry around in your purse or hand bags. Thus they can be a good travel companion.

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You might be thinking they all look alike in terms of packing. How to differentiate the shade without opening them??? Well, there is a sticker at the bottom with the shade name and number written on it. Which makes easy to pick the particular shade.

Texture:

These cuties are buttery soft. Glides really well.

Finish:

A smooth and shiny finish.

Fragrance:

They smell like bubble gums. Yes they do. haha

Are these Moisturizing???

Yesss. If you can see there are two layers. Outer colored layer and inner colorless layer which seems to be the cocoa butter and jojoba oil. Umm inner layer was colourless when they were new. Now they look like that of their outer shade, for obvious reasons.

Are they transfer proof???

Umm. No. They do transfer. But it will be mean if we start expecting so much by paying so less. I mean no matter what lipstick you choose, there is still chance that do transfer. These tiny little things are not any exception. Hence not a con for me.

Staying Power:

The shiny finish slowly fades as and when you eat or drink food. The tint still remains for good amount of 5 to 6 hours. Not bad huun.

Why These are Good???

  • Budget Friendly.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Shiny finish.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Smells good. haha
  • Good staying power, at least for the price we are paying.

What could have been better???

Transfer proof. But as I said not a con for me.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5

I have also made a quick video for it.

So girlies, I hope now you know which brand to start with if you want to build a lipstick empire like me. haha.

Do try out and let me know your take on this.

Hope you found this useful for your haul.

 

 

 

Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in Shade Great Coral-ation Review

Hello,

Me and my never ending lipstick collection…!!!

I know… I know… I have told you that I won’t buy anymore lipstick or glosses…. But, it’s me…!!! I can’t stop myself from trying out different lipsticks and glosses…!!!

Hey, Plus I have a valid reason to shop. I am a Nykaa Prive member. Wanna know the advantages of being that??? Check out the story here.

Since glitters and sparkles are my current favorites, I have fall in love with glosses all over again. Adding to my lip gloss collection – here is the new bee to my box. A beautiful gloss from the brand – Wet n Wild.

Let us know whether I am going to recommend this to you or not.

Brand:

Wet n Wild

Gloss Name :

Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss

Cruelty Free???

Yes. A happy bunny on a product makes me happy. None of our furry friends were hurt for making this product.

Price:

250 INR for 5.4 g

Shelf Life:

3 Years

Shades Available:

There are 6 girly shades available.

  • Sweet Glaze (Baby Pink)
  • My Cherry Amour (Blood Red)
  • Great Coral-ation (Peach)
  • Sinless (Lightest shade of Pink)
  • Crushed Grapes (Dark Pink)
  • Cherish (Light Orange)

The Shade I picked:

Great Coral-ation

Packing:

It comes in a plastic tube. The color combination is cute and girly. The cap is black, tube is peach and there is a white strip to separate these two colors. Honestly, it do reminds me of some school uniform color combo.

Plus points about the packing are – apart from being a travel friendly packing, it also helps in differentiating the shade. The tube color is been colored similar to that of the gloss inside it. Thus, if you purchase all the shades, you don’t have to pick the shade after checking the gloss inside it. You can differentiate just by looking at the lip-gloss tube.

Applicator:

Its a typical sponge applicator. Its soft and edgy. Makes application easier.

Fragrance:

It smells like a candy. But nothing like any fancy sweet candy.

Texture:

Its creamy. Gloss is neither sticky nor heavy.

Color Payoff:

Honestly, it doesn’t really looks like a peach gloss on my lips. Let me just remind you my lips are bit pigmented.

If you are looking for a proper peach lipgloss, na this is not the one for you.

But yes, if your expectations regarding color pay off is less, this will turn out to be a good lip gloss.

This adds a hint of peach color to your lips along with nice shine. It did look nice. The best part about the lip gloss I can say is it’s moisturizing quality. It did not dry out my lips. In fact it did hydrate them.

So, as company also says – I used this with some of my lipsticks which I don’t find hydrating. Just apply a layer of your favorite lipstick shade. Over it, apply this gloss. It looks amazing anddd keeps your lips moisturised.

Is It Transfer Proof???

No. In fact if it is any gloss, there is high chance that they do transfer.

Staying Power:

It stays on lips for 3 to 4 hours without food. But with food the glossiness disappears. A very mild tint remains on lips.

Pros of Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss:

  • Affordable.
  • Six variety of shades to chose from.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Adds nice shine to lips.
  • Good quality applicator.
  • Doesn’t feel heavy on lips.

Cons of Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss:

  • Not Transfer proof.
  • Color pay off is not that great. Which is con for pigmented lips.
  • Staying power could have been more.

Will I Repurchase???

Ummm No, not the same shade. I would like to try different shades in this range. Loved the idea of using it with lipsticks to create a moisturized, shiny look. Its a good deal for the price we are paying after all.

Will I Recommend???

If you have pigmented lips, looking for a gloss – skip it. If you are looking for moisturizing lip gloss and full coverage is not your concern, go for it.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3.5/5

This Eyeliner With Smudger from L’Oréal Paris – Great Pick or Not…!!!

Hey,

You know there are advantages of being a shopaholic… 😉 By spending more than 5k per year on Nykaa, I have become a Prive member. I love the queen tiara icon we get against our name in Nykaa account. It’s like we are being crowned as a shopaholic queen. 👸

So, perks of being a member is, we get different discount coupons. A birthday gift on our birthdays. I might have missed mentioning this, but I had received a beautiful makeup bag last year on my birthday, from Nykaa.

Since I have 6 coupons for free shipments which are valid till this month end, the shopping Addict gal inside me thought of making most of it. Hence ordered items below 500( Amount eligible for free shipping) separately. Mostly I have ordered my favorite makeup i.e. Eye makeup products.

Today I’m gonna review one of those products. Eyeliner from L’Oreal Paris.

What made me choose this one??? It has smudger with it. Which we can use to smudge the kajal or eye liner to get Smokey looks.

Let’s see whether I liked it or not…

Brand:

L’Oreal Paris

Name:

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner

Price:

650 INR ( I got it for 480 something, after discount) for 1.2 g.

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Shelf life:

28 months.

What Company Claims:

Packing:

It comes in a typical eye pencil packing. Color combination of the pencil being black and gold, it does look attractive. What makes it different is it is dual sided. One side the kajal and the other side is smudge brush or smudger.

Both sides have tight lids or caps, which are transparent. This makes it easy to differentiate between the kajal and smudger without having to open the caps to check.

Shades Available :

There are six shades available in this range.

  • Black Velour 201 (Black)
  • Mystic Grey 202 ( Dark Grey)
  • Brown Fusion 204 (Brown)
  • Stormy Sea 207 (Teal Green)
  • Antique Green 209 (Green)
  • Purple Dream 211 (Purple)

Shade I Picked:

Mystic Grey 202 – It’s a dark Grey. Falls towards black shade.

First stripe is without using a smudger. Second with couple of strokes of smudger.

Texture:

Creamy soft. Glides softly. Finishing is a matte finish one.

Smudger:

It is made up of soft rubber. A dome shaped smudger helps in smudging the kajal on waterline and eyeliner over the eyelids. Since this is soft, it glides along the waterline easily and does the job fairly well. Hence it saves your money in terms of buying a separate smudger brush.

My Take:

After looking at the reviews on Nykka, written by the customers who had bought this before, I finalized this one. It had worked on them. At least they have said it did. But it’s not the case with me.

As I said, it’s creamy thus making it easy to apply. The smudger is soft yet efficient. But, what turns me down is its staying power. It smudges very fast and looks bad. There is no way I could keep it smudge free.

If the eye product bleeds or smudges I don’t think it stands any chance to be a good product.

Good thing is the smudger. This works well. You can use this brush to smudge any other kajal or kohl, which you want to play with in order to create Smokey eye looks.

Things I liked About L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner:

  • Packing is travel friendly.
  • Smudger is quite useful.
  • Creamy texture.
  • As company claims, removal of this product from eyes is easy.

Things I Didn’t like About L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner:

  • Pricey.
  • Smudges a lot.
  • Claim of ‘long lasting’ is not true. Staying power is very less.
  • Retractable pencil would be more useful as the sharpening pencil results in wastage of product.

Will I Repurchase??

No. It didn’t work for me. Hence a bigg No. Instead of spending this much, I will buy some other eye products I know which cost less and does amazing job.

Will I Recommend??

Umm not really. On the basis of my experience, no.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5

Do You Have Aloe Vera Plant At home??? Read This to Get Most Out of It. If Not, I am Sure You Will Get One Post Reading.

Hey,

Who doesn’t like to look beautiful… that too without burning the pockets??? Huun???

Today’s magical beauty product doesn’t cost you much. All you need is to give the product a space to live and pour a mug of water to it everyday. Haha… Yes, the product I am talking about is natural and green. It’s the multi purpose plant – Aloe vera…!!!

Even though there are multiple brands out there, who have made packed aloe vera gel for us. But, I am sure they do have some kind of preservatives to preserve them from getting spoiled. Hence, planting a Aloe vera plant at your balcony is a great idea to get more benefits with no side effects.

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It might not add that ‘beauty’ quotient to your balcony though. As leaves are prickly and bitter. I am sure you must have heard, bitterness is good for health. Umm I am talking about taste here…!!!

Without wasting much time lets jump into the list of benefits of this plant…

Wait a sec, you know how to use it right??? Just have to pluck a leaf, and slice it. The gel which you get is the magical product which we need to heal our beauty problems. The gel is made up of 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds. It also contains a type of protein with 18 types of amino acids, Vitamin A, B, C and E. Pheww… So much this little plant carries huun, I must say…!!!

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Ok, now lets jump to the list…!!!! #wink

Beautiful Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel:

Eyes:

  • Puffy eyes??? Aloe vera for the rescue. Apply a thin layer of freshly cut aloe vera gel  under eyes and leave for sometime. Bye bye puffy eyes…!!!
  • Most of us get cuts and red patches post getting our eyebrows threaded. Applying aloe vera gel on it will give you cooling and soothing effect.

Lips:

  • There are so many lip products in the market which has vitamin E as their main ingredient. Do you know this little plant is loaded with vitamin E??? Thus applying aloe vera gel on lips has proven to heal chapped lips, making it soft and pink.

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Nails:

  • Brittle nails??? Have a habit of applying aloe vera gel on nails and massaging them gently. This will add moisture and boost the growth of stronger nails.

Skin:

  • As I said above, vitamin E is moisturizing content. Thus aloe vera is one of the best natural moisturisers you can find at your home.
  • Aloe vera gel is proven to provide cooling effect to skin. Applying it on burns should be helpful.
  • Oily skinned beauties – fed up with access oil production by your skin cells???? applying aloe vera gel on face has proven to reduce the oil production. Thus giving you a matte finished skin.
  • Acts a great moisturizing makeup remover.
  • Good to prevent aging signs like wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • It is also used to heal sun burns too.
  • Insect bites??? All you need to run to balcony, pluck aloe vera leaf and apply the gel.
  • Aloe vera gel has been said to cure various skin problems like pimples and scars.

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Body:

  • Dry skinned beauties this one is for you. Mix aloe vera gel and sugar. Use it as scrub. Sugar granules will scrub off dry skin and aloe vera gel will add moisture to skin.
  • For pains and strains of joints, apply cold aloe vera gel. It gets absorbed into the skin and thus helps in soothing pain and strain.

Health:

  • This is also used in many ayurvedic recipes. Aloe vera juice when consumed, heals stomach disorders and allergies.
  • It also helps in curing diseases like piles, ulcers and jaundice, when consumed.
  • Plus, aloe vera juice consumption aids weight loss…!!!!
  • Also helps in improving digestion, regulates blood pressure, manages diabetes and  prevents heart attacks.

Aloe-Vera-Uses

Hair:

  • Applying aloe vera gel on to scalp for couple of hours before washing hair has proven to reduce hair fall and boost hair growth.

Oral Care:

  • Teeth and gum problems like – bleeding teeth or gums, inflammation, tooth ache and decay can be cured with aloe vera.

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One important thing to take care:

Dear reader, even though aloe vera is a great herb, it might or might not work for you. If you apply the gel directly to your skin you might get itching or allergies. Because some people are allergic to this gel.

So, I would suggest to try a patch test before applying it to whole face directly. You can also dilute the gal by adding some quantity of water and then use it on skin.

Try out this home remedy to get most of the benefits with less or no cost.

 

Replace Your Boring Kajal With This Sparkling One…!!!

Hello,

Are you a lover of eye makeup products…??? Can’t live without kajal and eyeliners…??? Well, this post will interest you… 😉

It’s time to drop our old gel liners… This year it’s all about gloss and glitters… To add the spark to your eyes, you don’t have to buy a box of makeup glitter separately… Anyways we really don’t get that much time to apply liner and then apply glitter on it… Isn’t it…??

Let’s drop our old liners and get our hands on this sparkling black kajal… Let’s get to know it better… What’s say??

Brand :

Rimmel London

Kajal Name:

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal

What Product Claims:

Shades available :

  • Sparkling Black
  • Black
  • Brown

Shade Name :

Sparkling Black

Price:

345 INR 1.2 g

Shelf Life:

3 years

Packing :

This comes in typical pencil form. A sparkling black pencil to be precise. Need to keep sharpener handy.

The cap is tight. Sooo tight at first that, I had to put all my energy to open it. But, unfortunately I ended up breaking the tip. You will get to know ‘why’ in texture section below.

Texture :

It’s creamy soft. Glides smoothly on waterline.

Color payoff :

This is a black shade. Not the deepest of black. What I love the most is these tiny sparkling particles.

At first, I wasn’t really happy with the amount of sparkle it added to my eyes. But after it got settled on my eyes, the shine was amazing.. Got compliments for that shine too… #blushing

Does this smudge:

Let’s accept this fact that there is no kajal or liner, that doesn’t smudge. Goal is to find a kajal which smudges less. This one just right to serve this purpose…

It smudges very less. Usually I have to bug my friends at office to keep a check on my kajal whenever I don’t get a mirror. Yes I do. They laugh at me but they help me to know whether it’s smudged or not. #typicalgal

Staying power:

Stayed for 6 to 7 hours with a bit of smudging.

Can we use this as eyeliner :

Yes. I did apply this on both on eyelids as liner and on waterline as kajal. It look amazing…

What I like :

  • Color payoff with sparkling black. I loved it.
  • Smudges less.
  • Glides smoothly
  • Affordable.
  • Available online. Hence availability is not an issue.
  • Travel friendly.

What I don’t like :

  • It could have been retractable pencil packing. Because while you sharpen the pencil, you do end up wasting some product.
  • As the product claims its not Waterproof, sweat proof, heat proof etc. It does smudge.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

All You Need to Know About Dry Shampoos

Hello,

Imagine when you are not having a good hair day…. Oily scalp, greasy hair and you get a call from your friend about this ‘sudden plans’…

What to do??!!

Head bath is must… If you have short hair, you are quite safe… You can get that’ quick shower’… But, what about gals with mid or long length hair… It’s impossible to take a quick bath, as we really need good amount of time to wash and dry our tresses. You can check the other problems of having long hair here.You can check the other problems of having long hair here.

Even though we can’t take a quick bath, let’s look into this ‘quick solution’…

The name of this quick solution is Dry shampoo…

Let’s get to know what it is… How it works… Pros and cons… Ready???

What is Dry Shampoo???

It’s a different kind of shampoo that does the job without the involvement of water…

How to use dry shampoo???

There are many companies out there who have come up with different flavored dry shampoos.

All we got to do is,

  • Just open the bottle and spray the shampoo on your hair. That’s it. You are almost done.
  • When we spray it, there is this white residue left on hair, so you got to blend it by running your fingers through hair.
  • Combe your hair nicely… And you are done.

You don’t have to use water to moisten or to rinse it at the end. Time-saver huun??? 😉

Pros of Using Dry Shampoo :

  • You know now that it is time saving. In terms of bath time as well as time we spend on drying hair post bath.
  • Saves water.
  • Smells good.
  • Results of dry shampooing remains for good three days at least.
  • Adds volume to hair..

Cons of Using Dry Shampoo :

  • It’s costly.
  • It takes time for hair to absorb the shampoo.
  • Dry shampoo makes hair dry.
  • If you have Grey hair, dry shampoo can make it look ashy.
  • Dry shampoo may not work if you have given hot oil massage to your hair the previous night.
  • Even though the brands which have come up with dry shampoos, test the product before releasing it in to the market, there might be some chemical to which your scalp might react.

However,  dry shampooing once in a while should be ok… Find the right shampoo by reading the ingredients… Because yet times we need a quick help to be ready to be a part of those ‘sudden plans’… 😉

How to Fix Broken Cosmetics

Hello,

The other day I bought a sparkling black kajal pencil from the brand Rimmel London online, from Nykaa… The cap of the kajal was so tight that I had to put all my energy to open it. What happened next broke my heart. I ended up breaking the tip of the kajal. #sad

You can feel that pain right??? Breaking your brand new cosmetic. Heart breaking moment gal…!!!

If you are a makeup enthusiast and love cosmetics, I am sure you have gone through this kind of heart breaks at least once. No??? Oh come on, you should have at least one dried nail paint or an eyeliner you have never used since long time. Yes even they come under ‘broken cosmetics’. haha. But the good news is there are ways to fix our broken yet precious cosmetics.

Yes. You don’t have to throw away only because it broke accidently, instead of wasting the money you have spent, try out these steps to fix them.

Excited to know how???

Read on..

Broken Kajal:

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Let me start with the recent one I have tried and tested. If you open kajal like hulk(putting all your energy) and end up breaking it, try this.

Put the tip back and blend it which is a temporary fix. Just to make sure the kajal is back in place. Now put the kajal pencil inside freezer for couple of hours.
It did work. Kajal had hardened and it was usable again…!!!

Dried Kajal Pencils:

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Yes this too happens. If you keep eye pencils unused for long, they do get dried out. Which makes their application uneasy.
So to soften the dried kajal, just heat the tip of it slightly. This melted kajal is easier to apply.

Dried Gel or Liquid Eyeliner:

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This happens with all those gals like me, who buy all the types of kajals and eyeliners in the market and use only few of them. In order to take care of rest of the dried eye makeup product, all you need is any essential oil. I use coconut oil.

Put few drops of coconut oil in the gel or liquid liner container. Leave it for a while. The product and oil gets mixed up and it softens the product.
Now you can use your moisturising eyeliner…!!!!
But, make sure use add only few drops of oil. Because you don’t want to end up making it very thin in consistency. Which makes your liner runny.

Dried Mascara:

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Using dried mascaras can make your eyelashes look like the branches of trees covered by snow flakes. But here the snow flakes are black in colour. Ewww…
To fix the dried mascara, put the mascara tube in warm water for a while. Then add few drops of coconut oil and shake the mascara tube vigorously. This should fix the problem.

Broken Lipstick:

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Sometimes we end up breaking lipstick. What you need to do other than crying??? Umm… Take a lighter or lit a candle. Melt the liquid at the end where it has broken. Put the melted and softened lipstick back in the bullet. Keep the lipstick in freezer. After couple of hours – Tada…!!!! Lipstick is fit and fine… #wink

Dried or Broken Powder Compact and Blush:

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All you need is a bit of alcohol to fix this heart break.

  • Take the injured compact powder or blush. Crush it into fine pieces. Ouch…!!!
  • Mix a bit of alcohol.
  • Blend it well to get a paste like consistency.
  • Now put this paste into the compact case.
  • Keep the case for drying.
  • Once it is completely dried, your compact looks like it never broke.

Dried Nail Paint:

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This, we all know. Add nail paint remover to nail paint. This will soften the dried nail paint. After a while, you can use the nail paint to paint your nails beautifully.
If you do not have nail paint remover, try adding alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. They work similar to that of a remover.

Broken Eyeshadow:

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Since eyeshadows are soft in consistency, this require a easy step.

  • Take tissue paper.
  • Put on the broken eyeshadow.
  • Press the eyeshadow with the help of finger.
  • This will put the eyeshadow back to it was before.

Unreachable Product:

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In case you have spent a lot of money on some product and you want to use every bit of it. But some times it happens that, you can see the product at the bottom of the bottle/case but you cant take it out using your finger or by patting the bottle.
In this case, all you need is an earbud. Using a clean ear bud you can take out the product and use it.
I do this for my ‘almost over’ foundations.

So, now you know the magic to fix the broken cosmetics.

If you have kept those broken cosmetics just because you don’t want to throw it away, fix them and use them.

The next time when you break them accidently, do not cry. Take up the products you need to fix and give them another life.

 

Some of These World’s Most Expensive Girly Products Can Give You Mild Heart Attack..!!!

Hello,

What is one thing we usually check for, while shopping a product??? Umm… Whether it falls in our budget or not… Agree??? Oh come on, we have to look for price at least some time while you know your credit card bill is going to give you a mild heart attack… haha

Today, I am gonna tell you the most expensive beauty products/accessories/treatments. Forget about budget, they are beyond our imagination… Read on… 😰

World’s most expensive lipsticks:

Me being a lipstick lover, will tell you about couple of most expensive lipsticks. Any guesses???

‘Kiss Kiss Lipstick by Guerlain With Real Gold and Diamond Case’. It costs you around $62,000. That is 3,961,574 INR. I hope you didn’t get a mild heart attack. haha

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If that give you a shock, this one will.

Lipstick from H. Couture Beauty. It’s price is $ 14 million i.e. 894,539,450.00 INR. The case has 1200 diamonds on it. Real one huun. That’s why the price is.

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I bet, if we use that lipstick, we are never gonna eat food or drink water. Why?? Oh it might smudge and fade off… After all its so expensive…!!!! haha

Pheww…!!! We are happy with our plastic case for lipsticks. Aren’t we???

Most Expensive Ladies’ Footwear:

Oh we have matching footwear for almost every outfit of ours. You can read the word ‘almost’ twice. Even if we buy more footwear we worry about how to accommodate in our shoe racks. #GirlsProblems

But, if you gonna buy the footwear which I am gonna tell you about, you will wonder in which bank to keep it. Because – Expensiiiveee..!!!

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The most costliest footwear seems to be Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels. Wanna know price??? It’s Price Tag is $ 3 million. In Indian currency, 191,763,375.00. Would you even dare to wear it???

Handbags:

Just like footwear we do have collection of handbags. For office, for party, for shopping, for girls night out, for travelling… uff the list continues…

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Don’t you wonder which is the most expensive bag brand in the world???
It’s Prada. Their range starts from $10000(639,231.00 INR). I’m talking about normal bags. You know “Even my cellphone doesn’t fit in it” types. haha.

Perfume:

I love perfumes. Almost all gals do. What is the price of the most expensive perfume you own??? Mine is 5000 INR.
Here is the most expensive one…
DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle …!!!

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The bottle is made in 14-karat yellow and white gold and it contains 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds, a 1.6-carat turquoise Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, a 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 vivid pink diamonds from Australia, 4-rose cut diamonds, a 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, a 4.03-carat pear shape rose cut diamond, and a 2.43-carat flawless vivid yellow Canary diamond adorning the cap. #tired just by reading…!!! haha
All in all, this perfume bottle contains 2,909 precious stones, but the interesting part is that the aforementioned stones have been hand placed to replicate the New York City skyline. The process took nearly 1,500 hours to complete.
Now that you know all the speciality of the perfume bottle… Lets talk about our business.. Price… Umm This perfume will cost you $1 million. 63,923,750.00 Indian Rupees. Nooooo!!!!!

Ring:

They say “Diamonds are gal’s real friends”. But if the friend is this expensive, gal is better be alone to be happy…!!!

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The world’s most expensive ring costs you $80 million. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond costs 5,113,888,000.00 INR. Dude, I got mild heart attack…!!! Didn’t you???

Expensive Watch:

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Hmm… You know what the most expensive watch costs you??? Well, Haute Joaillerie from Chopard costs you $25 million. Umm… I have a question… Will our ‘time’ changes to ‘good time’ if we buy a watch by paying 1,598,092,500.0 INR???

Jeans:

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Ahh… Those pair of jeans are so chillax outfit. But, this one will take away all your chill by just it’s price. This multicolored jeans costs you $27000. (1,725,942.60 if it was in India)

Facial:

You must have read about weird facial treatments carried out in the world. Add one more…

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Bee Venom Facial. In this procedure, bee venom is diluted and used for facial. This will cost you – $55,200. (3,528,405 INR)

Phew..!!!! Seems unbelievable isn’t it???

For us, who spend all money on ‘budget friendly’ products and wait for end of the month to get our salary credited… Yes these numbers do look unbelievable.

What’s your take on these ‘pricey’ things???

DIY Serum For Thick Eyebrows and Eyelashes

Hey,

Eyebrows can make or break your look. You won’t get to know the importance of shape of your eyebrows till the time your beautician ruins it. Haaa it’s nothing less than a nightmare…!!! Phewww… 😱

I know majority of ladies like those thin and arched eyebrows. But I fall in the other category. If you love thick eyebrows, I’m in your team…!!!

Thick Eyebrows are a sign of youth. Thin eyebrows usually make you look old. Thus in order to look younger, maintaining a good thick eyebrows is a good idea.

The problem with most of us is, after threading the eyebrows, they take really long time to grow back. Getting thick eyebrows is not at all an easy task. I’m sure most of you agree with me.

Now about eyelashes. Those thick lashes look so gorgeous. Isn’t it?? No wonder, many companies out their have come up with fake eyelashes. But maintaining and using fake eyelashes are painful. You can check out my post about fake eyelashes here.

Now I’m sure you know all the drawbacks and precautions for unreal lashes. How to skip this??? Ummm growing natural eye lashes…!!! Sounds easy??? But it’s not an easy task too…!!!

The good news is I have tried and tested this easy serum which you can prepare at home. All you need is these ingredients and a container. Preferably an empty mascara container which will ease the application.

What are the ingredients we need???

  • Castor oil
  • Vitamin E tablets
  • Aloe Vera gel

Why these Ingredients???

Needless to say the benefits of these ingredients on hair growth. They are well known for boosting hair growth and improving health of hair.

How to prepare???

Take a spoon of castor oil.

Puncture couple of vitamin E capsules.

Mix half spoon of aloe Vera.

Transfer the serum to container.

So now you have this magical serum, you can now apply them on your eyelashes and eyebrows prior to hitting the bed.

I have tested this serum on myself. I have good results. I hope the serum spells its magic on you guys as well…!!!

Do write to me about your experience and about queries if any…!!!

Happy to help… Always… 😘

Makara Sankranti Outfit

Hello,

It’s time to say bye bye to shorter days and welcome longer days…!!!

Yes it is a festival time here in India…!!! Everyone celebrating – Makara Sankranti. This is festival with reference to God Sun. Scientifically, it is a festival which is celebrated as per solar cycle. The first day of Sun’s transit into Capricorn(Makara) has been marked as Makara Sankranti. It is usually celebrated on 14th of January.

India is known for its unity in diversity. Different people of different regions call this festival by different names. It is Makara Sankranti for Karnataka people, Pongal for Tamilians. Makara Sankranti is celebrated as Lohri by North Indians. Pedda Pandaga by people from Andra Pradesh and Magh Bihu by Assamese.

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As a part of the celebration, people follow different rituals in different regions. Some people start their day by taking holy dip in river and worship God Sun. Some celebrate by flying kites. We, from Karnataka state celebrate by sharing sweets with each other. Don’t forget the tag line of this festival “Take Sweet, Talk Sweet and Be Sweet”. haha This is what we say while sharing sweets with others.

I am sure most of us have our own special memories related to this festival. Mine being, bugging mom to give me a girly , yet small box to carry sweets to school. Anddd don’t forget the small spoon which can fit in that small sweet box. Those days the tag line which I mentioned above was nothing less than a tongue twister, as we used to be in hurry to distribute sweets among each other. Those were the days…!!!!

Today is ‘traditional day’ at office as a part of Makara Sankranti celebration. Here is my Outfit for the day. This is the same dress which I had mentioned in this OOTD post. This is one of the two dresses which my mamma gifted me for last year’s birthday.

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This Anarkali suit is of light orange shade. The upper layer of net, has the golden and pearl embroidery work. Pearl embroidery is limited for only upper body. I loved the color combination of this dress. Gold and pearl combination always flatters me.

The boarder of the net layer has this floral embroidery. The threads used for this design are of color — green, yellow and red.

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Dupatta is of same shade as that of the dress and as you can see it is a netted one.

The pant for this dress even though not visible due to the length of the dress haha, is of lighter yellow color. Shade is similar to that of the yellow floral design on the border of the dress.

Along with the color combo, I love the fact that this dress is not that heavy. Carrying heavy dress whole day is something holds you back from make the most of the day. Agree???

For accessories, I kept it minimal for neck and hands. For hands, I opted for pearl bangles to go with the pearl embroidery.

As you know I love earrings, I have tried posing for photos with two different set of earrings. The first one being the golden and pearl jumkas. The second one is the golden hanging earrings.

All thanks to my beautiful colleague and friend Chaitali, who clicked these pictures for me.

Here are some of those random clicks.

 

 

 

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Just Posing…!!!

 

 

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Candid…!!!

 

 

 

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When You Are A Bollywood Lover, This Kind of Poses Are Expected…!!!

 

 

 

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When My Inner Madhubala Woke Up…!!!

 

 

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Parde Mai Rehne Do…!!!

 

 

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Just Deciding the Next Pose…

 

 

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When You Wear A Long Dress, This is A Signature Pose…

 

 

Hope you liked it.

This is What Happens When You Have These Food On Empty Stomach

Hello,

We know about some super foods which are helpful for weight loss, some are useful for health of skin and body. You know there is a way to consume certain food in order to get most of thebenefits??? Also, there are certain healthy food which we need to consume with certain conditions.. Else they might be harmful to you.

We have read and heard a lot about lemon water consumption at the start of the day. It is ideal to consume the lemon, honey water on empty stomach. Thus it helps in flushing out toxins from our body. Right??? Have you ever thought whether it is applicable to other food as well or it is good to consume healthy food on empty stomach to get the best out of it??? Umm… Well, no. Let’s see what happens if I eat below mentioned food or drink on empty stomach.

Apple:

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Even though apple is famous to keep the doctor away due to its rich nutrients, it should not be consumed on empty stomach. Reason being – apple has monosaccharides. This can be easily absorbed when eaten on empty stomach. Thus resulting in blood sugar level fluctuation.

Water:

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This is the best one to consume when you wake up. Water acts as a alarm for your internal organs. It wakes them up and makes them ready for their day work.

Tomato:

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I love eating raw tomatoes. The other day when I was eating tomato early in the morning as a part of my ‘healthy start’ of the day, my roommate told me it is not at all healthy. As she works in a health care company, she has good knowledge about these things. She then said, tomato has pectin and tannin in them. Which may have chemical reactions with acid and facilitate the formation of insoluble substance in the stomach. Ooopss…!!

Banana:

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If banana is consumed on empty stomach, it will upset the stomach. Especially those with gastrointestinal diseases should avoid eating bananas on empty stomach.

Tea/Coffee:

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Drinking theses hot beverages on empty stomach results in acidity. It might also cause vomiting.

You can check the health damage you cause by drinking green tea on empty stomach here.

Papaya:

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Good News…!!! Eating Papaya on empty stomach helps in losing weight.

Oatmeal Water:
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Prepare this weight loss water by blending Oatmeal and water in 1:3 ratio. Have it on empty stomach to fasten the weight loss process.

Almonds:

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This helps in maintaining good health of brain and good body weight.

Cinnamon Water:

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This acts like insulin. It reduces blood sugar level and regulates fat stores.

Eggs:

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Ideal Protein breakfast. It keeps you full thus regulates calorie intake through out the day. But make sure you don’t eat more than 2 egg yolks per day. As it increases the cholesterol level.

 

Spicy food:

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This irritates gastric linings of stomach thus resulting in gastritis.

Citrus Fruits:

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They are full of fruit acids. They end up causing acidity and in some case gastric ulcers.

Green Veggies:

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They are great for health. But if consumed on empty stomach, the fibre and amino acids present in them may harm the stomach lining. This leads to abdominal pain and flatulence.

Sweets or Desserts:

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You might be thinking who does that??? Desserts on empty stomach… Well, I do… haha. I can have dessert anytime. Like forget about late night, even if my stomach is full and about to burst, I know I have that small space where I can accommodate dessert.

But, eating desserts on empty stomach is not a sweet thing to do. Because they load the body with sugar, thus increasing pressure on pancreas and the liver.

Soft Drinks:

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Highly acidic in nature, when they mix with stomach acids, they cause nausea and gas This may also result in cramp and body pain.
So the next time when you have the important meal of the day – breakfast, you know what to avoid and what not to… 🙂

It’s About Aroma Therapy

Aroma Therapy…!!!

Ah the name it self sounds so relaxing… Imagine a soothing, calming, aromatic long bath. With candles around and a soft music. Ahhh all the stress of the day will be out of your sight. Bliss…

Let us know some interesting things about this stress buster more… What’s say??? Read on…

What is Aroma Therapy???

As the name suggests it is a type of therapy, which is done to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

Aroma therapy is majorly about aroma massage or bath. Interestingly it is not restricted to only to a bath, massage or candles. The aroma therapy is used in cosmetic industries as well as in food industries. Yes. Some of the natural oils or the aromatic substance they use in order to give that good feeling when you apply cosmetic or open packet of food, yes that is also a part of this therapy. No wonder they lift our moods…. 😉

What are the ingredients used???

Natural oils are the major part of this therapy. The oils extracted from flowers, fruits, barks, stems, leaves etc. are used.

Why You Should Opt for This???

  • The aroma is said to stimulate brain function. Thus boosts memory power.
  • The aroma is so soothing, it lifts your mood up. Thus bye bye depression.
  • The oils used for bath get absorbed by skin. Thus they enter the blood streams and heal the whole body pain.
  • It also calms nerves and blood pressure.

  • If you are insomniac, aroma therapy is for you.
  • Cure for headache.
  • Helps in speeds up healing process.
  • Strengthens Immune system.
  • Improves digestion process.
  • Heals back pain.
  • PMS problems??? Book an appoint for an aroma therapy.

What are the things you should consider before getting an aroma therapy session???

  • The oils used are concentrated. It might not be good for those who are allergenic to it. Consultation is must while you choose the oils.
  • People with respiratory issues must be cautious. The aroma might worsen your health condition.
  • Pregnant woman should stay away from the therapy. As this therapy might result in uterine contraction.
  • Do not go with full stomach for the therapy.
  • If you have skin wounds or allergies you should not opt for this.

What are the things you should ask the therapist???

  • Make sure the therapist is well experienced,, as the choosing of oil for a particular patient requires some knowledge.
  • First and foremost, you should let the therapist know your medical history if any. Thus they will choose the right oil for you.
  • They blend different oils or they use aromatic cream. Ask about the ingredients. it will be useful for your next session. You can even try this at home if you get all your queries get resolved.

I hope this quick post will help you out to get a relaxing bath the next time you are exhausted with your daily stuffs… 😉

Advantages and Disadvantages of Green Tea

Hello,

One of my intentions of this year being the healthier and fitter version myself, I have started with some of good healthy habits. One among them is drinking green tea…!!! Yes. weight loss or fitness discussion is incomplete without mentioning this magical drink called green tea. I have seen and heard people consuming this tea without knowing what actually it does to our body. How it actually works… Everybody knows that green tea is healthiest drink for body. But, what not everybody knows that drinking green tea has disadvantages also…!!!

I have gathered some information from people who have been consuming this ‘healthy’ drink since good long time and from other resources. Let me share you the information I got about Green tea.

Green tea’s origin:

Green tea is mostly popular in eastern countries like Japan, Thailand, India etc.

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From where green tea is extracted:

Different types of tea powder are prepared from Camellia sinensis plant. The dried leaves and leaf buds are powdered to prepare tea powder. Different types of tea powder preparation involves different processioning methods. Well, our topic of the day – green tea, is prepared by steaming and pan-frying these leaves and then drying them.

What it contains???

Green tea contains two to four percent of caffeine. Also contains antioxidants.

How to prepare green tea???

There are many brands out there who offer a lot many flavored and unflavored green tea powders and tea bags. Just the way you prepare regular tea, instead of regular tea powder you will have to add green tea powder to milk. But if you are aiming for weight loss, do skip milk and sugar. Just hot water and green tea powder should be enough. If you didn’t like the taste, you can add natural sweetener like honey. Skip sugar my dear honey.

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How  does it tastes???

I have started using Lipton green tea – Tulsi flavor. You just have to dip green tea bag in a cup of hot water for few minutes and close your eyes and drink. Closing your eyes is optional. haha. But, honestly it doesn’t tastes good but health comes before taste you know…!!!

How to consume green tea rightly???

This is something really important in order to get most out of this healthy drink.

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  • Maximum quantity of green tea per day is 1200 ml, i.e. not more than 5 cups.
  • Green tea should not be consumed on empty stomach as it might cause liver toxicity.
  • If you have any medical history or pregnant, consultation about preferred quantity is must.
  • Never sip it in night unless you work as a watchman who is expected to be awake the whole night. You know what I mean.
  • Do not consume right after your meal. At least two hours of difference should be there between meal and green tea consumption. Because green tea doesn’t let your body consume the iron and other beneficial contents from the meal.
  • Consume loads of water on consuming green tea. You will find out why in the disadvantage section below.

Advantages of Drinking green tea:

These are the advantages you will get if you consume green tea rightly.

  • Improves mental alertness.
  • It increases urine output. Thus helps in getting rid of toxins from the body. Detoxification is so important in order to keep body healthy. You can check this post about how to detox body in different ways. 
  • Weight loss
  • Good for skin
  • Stomach disorders
  • Good home remedy for vomiting, diarrhea, headache and bone loss
  • It has been proved that it has anti cancer property. Helps in preventing different types of cancer.
  • Helpful to keep your heart safe from diseases(not from other hear breaks though). Like, blood pressure, blood vessels issues etc.

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  • Good for diabetic patients.
  • Parkinson’s disease can also be prevented.
  • Dental cavities and kidney stones can be avoided by drinking green tea.
  • Cures depression
  • Remedy for inflammatory bowel disease
  • It prevents inflammation and swelling
  • Protects cartilage between the bones
  • Lessens joint degeneration

Advantages of Applying Green Tea:

  • You can also apply green tea on your face to soothe skin.
  • It also controls the damage done by exposure to sun.
  • Puffiness under eyes??? Place a wet green tea bag under your eyes. Puffiness will disappear in some time.

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  • You can also add green tea to the water tub while you are getting pedicure. Along with soothing foot it can also cure athlete’s feet.
  • Green tea can also be applied on gums to stop the bleeding when tooth extraction is done.

Disadvantages of  Drinking Green tea:

Green tea is not as easy as you think it is. It should be consumed rightly in right quantity. Else it will more bad than good to you. If you consume the tea in access quantity all of a sudden, you are inviting more trouble. Here are lesser known facts about it.

  • As I said green tea do contains caffeine. This is not a good content for those individual who have anxiety problems or for those ladies who are pregnant. Hence quantity to consumed should be decided after a consultation from a doctor.
  • If you exceed the limit of green tea intake per day, you will end up upsetting your stomach plus it might also cause nausea.
  • You know, green tea dehydrates your body??? Yes. You will have to drink more and more water if you consume green tea in order to balance the water content in the body.
  • It can increase anemia.
  • If you have glaucoma, green tea does increases pressure inside eyes. Thus worsening the condition.
  • Green tea may prohibit calcium from being absorbed into the bones thus resulting in osteoporosis.
  • Green tea can decrease the ability of your body to absorb iron content. Thus iron deficiency…!!
  • Might cause insomnia.
  • Caffeine can be more hazardous. It might end up irregular heart beats.
  • Green tea causes oxidative stress. Which might result in vomiting.
  • Excessive caffeine consumption has also been linked to muscle spasms and twitching.

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  • Caffeine has also been linked to restless leg syndrome.
  • Green tea is acidic. It might you suffer from heartburn.
  • A study was conducted where green tea extract was found to significantly accelerate the onset of convulsions.
  • Caffeine in green tea can increase the risk of bleeding. Hence those who have bleeding disorders, stay away from green tea.
  • Green tea quite confusing I must say. There are studies which contradict each other, One study says green tea decreases diabetes and headaches. Whereas the other study says it increases them.
  • If green tea is consumed in higher quantity, it will damage liver.
  • The commonest skin allergies associated with green tea consumption are eczema and hives.
  • Green tea higher consumption results in kidney disorder.
  • Thyroid problems might also be caused.
  • One study states that consuming green tea too often can lower fertility.
  • Green tea does improve oral health but it also stains your teeth. Ooops…!!!

So, these are the points I wanted to share with you my dear reader.

I know disadvantage list is longer than the advantage list. But, green tea is not harmful at all if it is consumed in moderation. Right quantity, right way will achieve the best.

Now you know all about green tea. Please spread the world about this because I know more people who blindly consume green tea in order to lose weight faster. But unfortunately they don’t know that they are harming their body. Do help your friends and loved ones in their fitness and healthy journey by sharing these tips.

Have a healthy week ahead…!!!