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…. 🎆💖🎆

OOTD : Navratri Day 7, The Color Red

As a symbol of triumph of good over bad, the festival ‘Navratri’ is celebrated.  Nav means 9 and Ratri means night. This festival is celebrated to worship 9 different forms of Durga. People over different regions name the festival with different names and follow different rituals.

Also, people wear nine different colors on each day of Navratri. Each color represents  each form of Durga.

Today’s color is Red.

So, here is what I wore – Chikan embroidery Kurta and palazzo as a part of celebration at office.

 

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The bright red cotton Kurta has this soft thread embroidery work, which is famously called Chikan embroidery.

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The black palazzo also has this embroidery on it’s sleeves. Since the thread used for the work is also of same color, you might not see that in these picture clearly.

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However, being a good girl I have zoomed in the picture to show you the embroidery haha.

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Completed the look with the bindi. It gives a festive vibe.

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For accessories, I wore these red stone and white pearl earrings.

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My baby sis bought this wooden bangle from one of the shops in Bengaluru airport, for her darling sister (Meee…!!!). This is one of my favorite bangles.

I know it doesn’t really go with the red outfit if you look at it with the ‘matching’ perspective. But, they say dressing is an art. Sometimes it’s modern art (you know what I mean. haha)

No, seriously, instead of keeping all the accessories red, I just added this piece of accessory to keep the balance. The bangle is the resultant of mixing colors red and black.

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I love Candid Pictures… 😀

Have a happy Navratri all you beautiful people…!!! 🙂

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OOTD: I Love This Look, Bepannah

Hello….

It’s rainy day here…. I hope you are dry and safe…

You know, we sometimes get so much inspired by some people, the way dress up the way they talk, walk and especially lead an independent life. I’m referring to one of the Indian television celebrities – Jennifer Winget.

She is a doll. I have written about her in this article. Where I have mentioned why I get so much inspired by her. Not just the way she carries herself but also the way she leads an independent life and manages to be positive.

No doubt, she is a doll. She manages to look pretty all the time. I loved her performance in her previous show – Beyhadh. I loved her outfits in her current show – Bepannah.

 

Her earrings, her Indian attires are treat for every fashion enthusiast’s eyes.

Inspired by her accessories, I have been trying to add more pieces to my collection.

Here is the oxidised earring I bought last evening which reminded me of Zoya( Jennifer’s character’s name).

Do you also chose your accessories first and then the outfit??? I do that most of the times. Today is one such day.

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This kurta is one of my favorites. Not just because it’s my favorite color, but also I loved the pattern and the soft poly rayon material.

The round neck is something I really love. It adds it’s own spark to the outfit. Plus it is perfect and appropriate to wear it for work place.

The purple strips on the neck and the sleeves makes it look more attractive.

Bought this from Myntra. Direct link to buy kurta is here.

As I said, it was raining heavily and I had to attend office today. Haha. So here are some pictures clicked indoor, at my office. Hope you like them.

 

 

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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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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm Reviewed

If you have checked my post about the latest lip scrub, you know how bad the condition of my lips were last week.

Like most of the girls, chocolates are my first love too…!!! When I am having bad day, I make sure I end it on a good, umm rather a sweet note by indulging in some yummy chocolates…!!!

When I love chocolates so much, I obviously try to find beauty product which do have essence of coca or chocolates in it.

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Palmer’s coca butter formula has been one of my favorites, as their products have this amazing fragrance of cocoa and they are super moisturizing. So with that past experience with some of the products I have used from the range, I bought their lip balm. Read on to know whether you should try it out or not.

Brand :

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
 

Flavor:

There are 3 flavors available. All are with SPF 15.

I picked up the first one. Since that is a tinted one.

Price :

130 INR for 4 g/0.15 oz

Ingredients:

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What Product Claims:

  • Ultra Moisturizing
  • Helps Prevent And Protect Chapped, Cracked Or Windburned Lips
  • Smooth Application

Packing:

Firstly, tube packing thumbs up. Hygienic as compared to tub packing.

Unlike most of the lip balms, this isn’t a normal bullet packing. This is a oval shaped bullet. At first you might feel it uncomfortable to apply as we are used to normal round shaped bullet packed lip balms. But once you get used to, this is in fact the easier way of application.

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The bullet is white in color. The tiny sturdy plastic pack makes it a comfy travel buddy.

Tint:

This flavor is a maroon tinted lip balm. It does adds a faint maroon color to your lips when applied.

Fragrance:

This is the best part. It has a mild fragrance of chocolate. Even though the name says its dark chocolate and cherry, the lip balm smells more like a rich milky chocolates. The fragrance is heavenly.

PS: The fragrance is not over empowering. You can smell it while applying but it fades fast. So, if you are sensitive for the smell, you don’t have to worry.  If you are a chocolate lover like me, you are gonna enjoy the fragrance.

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Texture:

It is super creamy. I have used many other lip balms but this one glides like a dream.

It is moisturizing???

Yes totally.

Does this heals chapped lips???

As you know, I had a very chapped and dry lips last week. This lip balm also played a good role in healing it. I would say yes it does helps in healing dry lips.

It has vitamin E in it. Which is used for healing of damaged tissues. I think it does spells its magic on chapped lips to heal them quickly.

Is it ideal for day time use???

Yes. Since it has SPF 15 in it, this makes ideal for day time use.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. It does what it claims and plus the price is much cheaper than many of the lip balms in the market.

Will I recommend???

Yes to all the girls who are suffering with dry lips this winter + the girls who love chocolates.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 5/5

 

 

 

How to Get The Most From A Face Mask

Hey Pretty,

I bought a facial mask the other day… I was wondering how to get the best out of it, How to make it most effective. I found few steps to do so. Here is a quick post for smart masking… wink

Read on to know the quick and easy ways to make the most of facial masks…

💖 Exfoliate:

Before trying out masks, we need to clear the skin surface by exfoliating. Get rid of those dead cells by applying gentle exfoliate.

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💖 Wash face with warm water:

I said warm… not hot… wink Warm water will open the pores and you raise the skin’s temperature slightly. This causes blood vessels and pores to dilate in an effort to cool you down. Dermatologist suggest this because, space between the cells means there’s a greater surface area for absorption. This helps skin to absorb the product quickly.

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💖 Use facial brush:

This is optional. I prefer applying using finger tips.

But you can use facial brush for an even application and avoiding your nails becoming messy.

💖 Apply mask on Damp skin:

Damp skin acts like a sponge and it does quickly absorbs whatever comes its way. Hence, applying mask on damp skin results in a radiant skin.

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💖 Leave it on your skin for good 10 minutes:

When I say good, it has to be reaaaallllly good. Do relax for this 10 minutes to calm down your skin.

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💖 Wash the mask using cold water:

Cold water seal the pores. Thus locking the goodness in the skin.

I hope you find this post useful. Do try these tricks today for that glowing skin and of course to wash away those Monday blues…!!! Happy Masking…!!!

Keep Shining,
Pallavi ❤

Weird Types of Facials You Will Be Amazed to Know About

Hello,

Facial – almost every gal knows about this. Isn’t it??? No matter whether you have tried it or not, you know how it is done and why it is done…

Let me ask you one question… Which types of facials do you  know or tried???

I can hear the answers like – fruit, diamond, chocolate etc etc…

Today, I will tell you some more types of facials which will surprise you. At the end of the post you will be definitely thinking – “What are those ladies who opt for these facials even think..!!”

Vampire Facial:

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Sounds spooky??? Well, it is spooky indeed. In one sentence – “Using your own blood for doing facial”. Oops..!!!

Let me briefly tell you how it is done:

  • Blood is drawn out of your body.
  • It is processed to collect platelets.
  • Followed by microneedling or microdermabrasion on your face.
  • Then the processed blood or in good words – PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is applied on face.

PS: Vampires are said to be active during night time. Unlike the real vampires, this vampire facial should be done in the day light.

 Face Slapping Facial:

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Haha this one sounds funny. Isn’t it??? I mean, while we were kids and used to punch each others face while battling ‘sibling wars’, we didn’t know we were actually doing one of these beauty rituals…!!!

Yes, it is one of the Thai beauty treatment. Where you pay them to get slapped. They say it will stimulate blood circulation and acts as facial thus resulting in glowing face. (I hope you won’t end up getting blood clots. )

Bird Poop Facial:

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Bird: “Whatttt??? Human, are you applying my poop????”

Whenever bird poops on you, the first reaction is – Ewww…!!!

Do you know Japanese use nightingale droppings for facial treatments???

Yes the main ingredient being the poop of bird which is said to brighten and lighten skin complexion. This facial is widely popular. Phewww…!!!

Snail Slime Facial:

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This is something serious…!!! Snails who are said to be very slow creatures, have this slime which is said to have quick effect on skin when applied.

Main question. How this process is done??? Answer is simple, few snails are placed on your face and as they scrawl slowly on your face, the face will be covered by a layer of slime. Thus making it help in anti aging and brightening process.

Even though they are poor little harmless creatures, I can’t think of them scrawling on my face. Can you???

Placenta Facial:

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As the name suggests, placenta is applied on face for skin’s nourishment. Just to clear the air, yes placenta is an organ that develops in your uterus during pregnancy…!!!

The placenta is collected from maternity wards and its applied on face for this beauty treatment.

 

I think these 5 are enough to know how weird the field of beauty treatments can be.

I hope you are surprised /shocked to know these. If you are puckish right now, sorrryyy…!!! Haha

 

Forest Essentials Cane Sugar Lip Scrub – Worth Buying???

Hello,

How’s your weekend going on??? I’m out with a friend of mine to have my favorite pulav. In order to get the parcel, will have to be in a queue. So, right from the queue I’m posting this. Haha

I don’t know what was wrong with my lips last week, my upper lips were so damn dry that they looked dead. The lip scrub I usually use didn’t help. Lip balms were of no much use. After trying out different things, I gave up. Thought of letting it heal.

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The other day I was doing a window shopping online. (Yes, browsing things and adding them to your wish list. Now that’s called window shopping.) While doing that, I came across this product.

A lip scrub from ‘Forest Essentials’. I was eager to try out their products. They are well known for their quality and their ingredients.

Now that I was in NEED of a good lip scrub, thought of moving this from wish list to my Shopping cart. 😉

Let’s see whether that was a wise decision or not…

Brand:

Forest Essentials

Flavor :

Cane Sugar Lip Scrub

Price:

525 INR for 5g

Shelf life:

12 months

Happy news:

Not tested on animals.

Ingredients :

All safe ones.

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Packing :

The outer hexagonal box looks something like this.

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Inside, there is this little sturdy circular plastic box. With golden colored lid. Box is transparent. There is a foil on the product. (Not any more. I tore it off. Haha)

But, box packing is always unhygienic. I would suggest forest essential to consider a bullet packing for this. It will be perfect…!!!

Fragrance :

It has a citrus smell. It’s neither over empowering nor faint. If you citrus fragrance is of your type, you are going to love it.

Texture:

It’s non sticky, non runny. It’s creamy and has minute granules.

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My Experience :

Applied this on my super dry lips. Extremely dry. Left it for couple of minutes. Then, gave a good massage and rubbed it off.

End result??? My lifts were back to life. They were much better than they were before.

I believe that’s because of the magics of oils and beeswax in the product. I’m in love with this product.

You know what the best part is??? I didn’t have to use a lip balm post scrubbing my lips. The scrub is moisturizing. 💋

Less amount is enough to do the magic hence this is gonna last for long. At first I did thought it’s a lot of money for a tiny box of lip scrub. But after my experience, I know it’s worth the money. Totally.

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Has it made a place in my beauty kit!??

Yes. A permanent place. I will buy it again for sure.

Will I recommend???

Yes. If you have extremely dry lips, do try this. I know you will find this pricy at first but, it’s totally worth it.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

(Deducting ONLY for the type of packing.)

Cutest Hand Cream Till Date

Hello,

You might have seen my posts about hand creams and hand care before.

Adding to my hand cream collection is this little cutie.

Trust me this is the cutest hand cream in my collection. Doesn’t believe??? Check the pictures…!!!

Isn’t this the cutest for a hand cream???

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I had been to Westend mall last weekend here in Pune. That was my first time visit to MyNykaa store. I usually won’t return without buying something, especially the first time. (Shopaholic… Umm) So, I picked this one up. As I wanted to try this out since a long time. Needless to say, I wanted to buy this for the sake of its Packing ONLY…!!!

There are these 3 cuties. One is a cute bear , kitty with stripes and other is cute white kitty. Being a cat mom, I bought kitty one.

Read on to know if the product inside this cutie pack  is worth the buy or no…!!!

Brand:

The Face Shop

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Price:

430 INR for 30 ml.

Where to Buy From?

I bought it from the My Nykaa shop. You can buy it from here.

Shelf Life:

12 months. You might be thinking it’s no where written on the box, still how can I say it so confidently.!!!  Check this post to know my secret.

Ingredients:

Contains Paraben.

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Packing:

You know the packing is cutest…!!! Haha, let me be serious now. So, the product comes in a sturdy light shade plastic tub packing. Can I say it again please???  The tub pack is not just an ordinary one. It’s a cute little chubby kitty. Look at her bow on forehead. Awww how can we miss those cute eyes, pink tongue and those pink blush. What will make you buy this is the way she is peeping out of the box with her two tiny hands holding the box.

Plastic quality is good and the lid is quite tight. Hence no worries of the product getting spilled while carrying it in your bag while travelling. This definitely makes this your travel buddy.

But tub packing is unhygienic. Anyway this cutie would have never looked this cute on a tube packing.

Fragrance:

I had imagined a nice fruity or floral fragrance before opening it. Duh…!!! Unfortunately, it smells exactly like this hand cream, which I hate the most. Definitely a thumbs down from me.

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Texture:

It is a lotion kind. Not as thick as a cream. When applied, it doesn’t feel heavy on your hands.

 

Does it adds moisture to hands?

I can’t say it heals the extremely dry hands. But, it is does an average job. It added moisture but I could see my hands screaming for more moisture. #DryHandsStories

Will I Repurchase???

Umm… No. I wanted to collect a cute box like this. I did. As per as the hand cream is concerned, it didn’t impress me. Hence a no.

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Will I recommend???

If you want to collect this cute box, do buy. But, neither the fragrance nor the moisturizing quality is good enough. Hence I won’t recommend this over priced one to extremely dry handed beauties. If your hands are moderately dry and you are not sensitive for strong smell, you can give it a try.

PS: if your hands are extremely dry, you can try this one. It works for me.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 2/5

(Sorry Cutie. 2 points for the hand cream and 5 kisses for you. )

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 10

Hey,

Friday is here…!!! My soulmate is coming to city to meet me…!! So, weekend is going to be fun.

PS: Soulmate is my friend from Mumbai. She and I share a lottt of things in common. Hence we call each other soulmates. We do find soulmates in friendships too. At least we did…!!!

This post makes my Friday even more happier. So, here are the 5 random questions for this good day, I mean Friday…!

What makes you bored???

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Bunch of people whose frequency doesn’t match with mine, they bore me to hell…!!!

Which is your favorite four legged creature and why???

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I love all the animals and its bit tough to chose one. I love dogs and cats equally.

Dogs – their unconditional love and irreplaceable loyalty. They are the best.

Cats – Well, check this list to know why I think cats are amazing too.

Are you old fashioned???

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When it comes to most of the things yes. I still love hand written letters, writing down on a notebook is what I really enjoy than using an app, I love slow life where I can feel my breath and being happy about it.

What is that ‘something’ that you would happily redo???

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My love for accessories…!!!

I wanna be that kid again. I wanna relive my childhood again. Those tension free, innocent and lovely days. Are you with me in this wish???

Tell me about someone whom you really admire

 

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If you ask me one person who is really appreciable in my life is my mom. I know every child admires rather ‘should’ admire his/her mother for all the sacrifices they do.

Apart from many known and untold scarifies and selfless deeds she is my hero. But the thing I really really admire in my mom is her moral strength, her attitude, her endless love towards all the animals, her confidence, fearlessness, the way she talks and the list goes on.

She is from a very small village. She was not given a proper education. But, if you see her today – I am sure you will see her as a working professional. The way she has transformed herself is commendable. The confidence she has, the way she talk are nothing less than a working woman. The urge to learn new things with so much interest is something makes her attractive. She has thought me to be independent even in hard times. I am glad I have got a great teacher like her who has made me the way I am today.  I love you amma.

Now it’s your turn.

Drop in your answers…!!!

Have a great weekend…!!!

Health, Skin and Hair Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut – The relationship with this one and us, the south Indians is everlasting one. We use it in food, skin and hair care routines. This fruit (Yes, it is not a nut. Strange huun??) has amazing properties which makes it so useful.

Between, have you ever wondered from where did this name ‘coconut’ came??? The one who reached India while his exploration, Vasco da Gama. Yes, he gave the name coco by seeing the eyes of coconut.( You know what I mean right???) So, when this coco reached England, Britishers added the suffix nut. Thus – Coconut.

I am a huge lover of coconut water and the pulp. They just taste delicious. The water, its so sweet and makes my soul happy. ( The pure South Indian girl inside me is talking…!!!)

If you drink it, you will get multiple health benefits like –

Physical Health –

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  • Lowers the blood pressure
  • Increases digestion.
  • Bye bye to dehydration
  • Prevents Kidney stones
  • Cardiovascular system will be improved
  • Reduces Bloating
  • Treats Diarrhea
  • Aids weight loss
  • Has anti tumor properties
  • Boosts immunity

Mental Health –

I am explicitly writing down this section. Because I strongly believe that the mental health is much more important than your physical health. Because every thing depends on what is your mental status is. Trust me if you do not have a stale happy mental status, your society status will never be of any use.

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So, if you feel you are having a bad day(I am not using the word depressed. It is a huge word and this remedy I am gonna say might or might not help.) get a coconut and drink the coconut water. It has proven that it does have properties to fight depression.

PS: One extra tip – while sipping the coconut water, kindly stay away from electronic gadgets. Try to connect with your close ones or with the world around you. You will enjoy the drink more. #smile

Skin Benefits:

It is nothing like you have to drink it get the most out of this. You can also apply coconut water to get below benefits.

  • It is a great moisturizer. ( I hope Dry skinned beauties are listening..!!)
  • If you wash your face using coconut water, it will cure

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  1. black and white heads
  2. pimple scars
  3. dryness
  4. dullness
  5. unevenness
  6. Acne
  7. Sun tan
  8. Skin infections
  9. Signs of aging

Hair Benefits :

When we are talking about skin benefits we do talk about hair care too..!!! Because we love our hair. Isn’t it??? Yes this magical fruit has benefits in hair care regime too. These are the ones, when you apply it on your hair/scalp:

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  • Moisture scalp
  • Adds shine to hair
  • Bye bye hair loss
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Dandruff control
  • Applying coconut water on unmanageable frizzy hair can make it smoother and manageable.

This is all about benefits of Coconut water.

If you want to know the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil, check this post of mine.

So, the next time when you are thirsty and wanna try some carbonated drink, opt for this healthy and tastier one. Your body will thank you.

 

 

My First Lip Therapy by Lotus Herbals – Hit or miss

Winter… With that, dry skin and hair…!!! You must have seen body cream and foot cream which I would suggest you to buy.

To take care of dry lips, I will post a separate short post with all natural remedies. Mean while, let me review this lip balm of mine, which I has joined my lip care army recently.

I am more like ‘berry person’ when it comes to lip balms. Usually I end up buying strawberry lip balms. This time thought of trying something different. Picked up rose one. I personally don’t like fragrance of rose. (Yes we do exist) Let’s see whether this lip balm has made a permanent place in my handbag or it’s already out…!!!

Brand :

Lotus Herbals

Flavor :

Velvety Rose (Oops not just a Rose)

Price:

145 INR (You can buy it from any local drug store or from here.)

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Color :

I loved the color of it. Its a light peach.

Color pay off:

Its not really a tinted lip balm. So, it doesn’t really add any color to your lips.

Fragrance:

Very faint smell of rose. (Thank God)

Packing:

It looks kind of cute and girly with that soft rose cartoon on it. Isn’t it??

Packing is a plus point, as its a bullet one – which makes it travel friendly and most importantly, hygienic. Not a tub one like this lip balm. 

Texture:

Texture is light. It’s not sticky either.

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Fragrance:

I was worried about the fragrance part to be frank. I even getting headache because of the Rose smell, oops fragrance. But, this lip balm has a very mild smell of it. I liked.

My Experience:

I have dry lips I must confess. I usually use this lip scrub to get a softer lips before applying a lipstick. But this lip therapy is actually working for me more than what I had expected. Which is not the case with most of the lip balms with me.

I can’t say that it is healing my dry flaked lips totally. But, it is working much better than most of the lip balms or I can say ‘expensive’ lip balms I have used.

You know what’s the bonus is – It has SPF 15. Thus ideal for day time wear.

It’s not doing anything much for the pigmentation.

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Will I repurchase???

Yes. Definitely. Why not if I am getting much better deal in this affordable price. #wink

Will I recommend???

Yes. You should give it a try. I am sure you will love the pick.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

 

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 9

Hey,

Finally… The savior – Friday is here…!!! So are the 5 random questions. They are sooo random that they hardly have any connection between them. #haha But it’s fun. Isn’t it???

so, are you ready for today’s Random questions???

Here you go…!!!

  • Which is the last adventurous sports you had tried??

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Parasailing at Goa. It was breathtakingly amazing.  I am saying breathtakingly because, I am a bit phobic about deep water as I don’t know swimming. While parasailing, while you enjoy the top view of the sea, they make you experience a sudden dip in the sea. Phewww… It’s freaking awesome. A complete sudden dip in deeeeep sea. It was indeed adventurous. What about you???

  • What was your favorite toy as a kid?

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I had threw a lot of tantrums to get a teddy bear when I was a kid. So, my daddy dearest had bought a teddy bear for me. A red one. I still have her with me.

  • What was it’s name???

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Kempakka. ( Which means ‘Red elder sister’ in Kannada, my mother tongue. She is huge and red in color. hen it came to playing, in deed she was like my elder sister in all the games we played.)

  • Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?

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Sunset. It calms me down… I feel its soothing. It’s like no matter what or how the day was, it has to come to an end. Nothing is permanent… So are our problems…!!!  #DeepHaan

  • Whats your favorite season?

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Winterrrrr. I love sleeping in my cozy blankets on cold winter nights/mornings(anytime). #SleepyHead

It’s your turn now to answer.

If you are reading this – Oh come on, don’t be mean. You know some of my secrets now. Tell me yours in the comment section below.

Which is Your Foot Cream This Winter??? Here is Mine

Winter is here…!!! My most favorite season of all. I love sleeping inside cozy blankets while it’s chilling outside.

As much as I love winter I hate the way it treats my skin. It’s the season of dull, dry and flaky skin if you don’t take a proper care of it.

In order to keep our skin care army well equipped, I’m gonna wrote a series of posts about winter Care.

Most exposed body parts like face, hands and feet need more care in this season. You can find the hand creams which I recommend here.

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I will soon come up with the best face creams for you. To start with let me start with the foot cream which has worked best on my dry feet.

Before I start with the review, some of my friends asked whether the body shop has sponsored the products. No its not sponsored…!!! It’s all the end result of my Shopping… !! Well, I wish I could get their products for free. But, only those which had worked for me. There are some products which didn’t do anything but broke my skin badly. So even if I get it for free I’m not gonna take that. #never

So let me tell you one thing – my skin is normal to dry. My feet are the first victim of winter cold. They get super dry, like a drought land. Trust me. My heels gets cracked… But not like a worsened cracked heels huun… I do take care of it that my feet doesn’t look disgusting. Never.

For dry feet, an average foot cream is of no help. Need a super moisturizing cream. Since the skin covering feet is thick it needs heavy cream.

A couple of months back I had been to The body shop. In order to accumulate points, I had to pick some extra product. #confessionofashopaholic

I ended up picking this product. A random product. I always swear to use a foot cream daily but I stop using after couple of days. But, winter…!!! I have to have to use one.

Since I had tried this before for couple of days, I picked this up for this winter.

Read on to know about the product and about my likes and dislikes about this pick.

Brand –

The Body Shop

Product name –

HEMP Hard Working Foot Protector

Targeted skin type – Ultra Dry Feet

Price –

995 ₹ for 100 ml

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Shelf life –

30 months

Ingredients –

Not mentioned

Packing –

This comes in a tub packing. #Unhygienic as I have to use my fingers every time to take the product.

Tub or the sterdy box is of light green shade with cap in black shade.

It looks something like this.

Fragrance –

It has a very strong smell of herbs. Because of the empowering smell, I had stopped using it at first. Now that I have to use, I apply it on my feet and immediately wash my hands.

Texture –

The light green shaded cream is very thick in texture. But it doesn’t feel Oily or sticky when applied.

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Did it work??

I have been using this since last one week. Post shower in the morning and before hitting bed in night. I must say, it’s so moisturizing that it did helped my feet recover right from day 1. My skin on feet looks like a grandmother’s feet due to cold weather. But applying this has helped my skin moisturized and looks smooth.

I have been using this on my cracked heels. It is helping to cure them too. But it is taking some time to heal the heels.

What I like –

  • Does what it claims, of protecting feet. It did help in making my feet smoother
  • It helped in curing cracked heels.
  • Availability
  • Little goes long way. This tub will be sufficient for me to survive this winter.

What I don’t like –

  • Tub packing is unhygienic.
  • Strong smell.
  • Ingredients not mentioned.
  • Pricey.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. My dry feet will thank me for this.

Will I recommend???

If you have extremely dry feet like mine, do give it a try. I’m sure you will be happy with your purchase.

Mygirlypedia Rating – 3.75/5 ( Deducting for all the things I didn’t like)

Happy winter…!!!

Everything You Need to Know About Derma Rollers

Have you heard about the new hottest skin care trend – ‘Derma Roller’???

I will tell you allll the details about this skin care technique in this post today.

So, to start with – What is a derma roller???

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Derma roller is a tool with a wheel. The interesting part of this wheel is, it has 100 to 1000 micro needles on it..!!!

How does it works???

The whole idea behind the tool is, using the handle you will roll the wheel all over your face. The needles will penetrate into your skin and reach the area where collagen and elastin is produced.

How to Choose the Right Derma Roller for Your Needs???

Needle Length

This plays a significant role when it comes to ‘serving the purposes’. Different needles’ length, different the action.

Let me list the ideal length of needle for massaging face parts:
Forehead – Up to 0.75 mm
Under Eyes – Up to 0.75 mm
Cheeks – Up to 0.75 mm
Nose – Up to 1.0 mm
Nose Tip – Up to 1.5 mm
Chin – Up to 0.75 mm
Neck – Up to 0.75 mm
Upper Lips – Up to 0.75 mm

Derma rollers vs stamps

Number of Needles:

Roller with broader wheel with maximum needles can be ideal to treat larger areas like neck.

Smaller roller is recommended for face.

Length of Handle –

Depending on your comfort, you can choose the one for you.

Advantages of Using Derma Roller

 

  • As I mentioned earlier, it punchers skin cells. Thus helps in penetration of the products you use inside the cells. Which will help you get 100% benefits of the product you use.
  • You can get plumper lips by using derma roller over your lips.
  • The fact is it does damage skin cells. But that is how it works. As and when skin cell is damaged, there is production of collagen. Thus making the skin plumper and glow.

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  • Using roller on wrinkles can work wonders. Collagen and elastin helps in creation of new cells and bye bye Winkles.
  • Collagen production also helps in curing the skin imperfections like – scars’ marks, sun damage, hyper pigmentation, stretch marks etc.
  • Also, massaging head with derma roller will helps in producing hair growth hormones. Thus helping in hair growth and curing baldness.

 

 

Things to Consider When You Opt for Derma Roller:

 

  • Hygiene – Do not share your roller with someone else. Always clean it before using it.
  • Roller needles with length 0.50 mm or more should not be used daily. Using it frequently will cause more harm than good. Hence using them once in 4 to 6 weeks is recommended.

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  • Make sure the product which you are using on your face is safe and you are not allergic to it. Because, the darma roller helps the product to get into the skin. If you are allergic, you might end up worsening the situation.
  • Do not use it on pimples. This can cause more blunders than wonders on your skin.
  • Be extra cautious while using it around your eyes. As they are the most delicate organ.
  • If you are less tolerant to pain, this is not for you. Depending on your comfort go ahead with the method.

 

Please note:

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At the end of the day they are needles. They puncture your skin cells. Most common and obvious thing that will happen is that the bleeding and the pain.

If you are using needles with length 0.25 mm or below, the pain is very negligible or no pain. But, 0.5 mm are happened to be painful and also effective.

Only if you think your skin need the treatment and the pain is worth, go ahead. You can Buy it from here.  

Hope you enjoyed knowing a new skin care technique today. 🙂

 

 

 

 

12 Types of Aunties We Can Find Anywhere and Everywhere

Monday huun… Let’s have a fun post today…

Spices and salt make a dish perfect. Just like good people we need some bad, annoying people to make life interesting one. Agreed???

I am talking about spices of every colony – ‘The Aunties’…!!!

I am sure many girls like me can relate to this post of mine ‘really well’… Because no matter where you stay, what’s your age and status are, you will find these kind of creatures oops, aunties around you…!!!

Detective Aunty


You tell her single word about someone, she will wear her invisible detective cap and gets to the root of that gossip.

‘My children are the best’ aunty

No matter what her kids do, she never misses the chance to praise them. #Annoying

Bi*chy Aunty

Bi*ching is her fuel. She can’t stay away from it. She can make stories out of anything and everything. #GodSaveMePlz

‘Question Bank’ aunty

She has a huge data of all the possible questions in the world. Talking to her is like playing ‘Who wanna be a millionaire’ and yes minus the amount.

Troubled aunty

Seems like she has all the sorrows in the world.

Match maker aunty

Her favorite time pass is to gather details about guys and gals who are ‘eligible’ for marriage. Match making game is her all time job.

Fashionista Aunty

You can see her dressed up allll the time. #IKindsLikeIt

Sanskari Aunty

With all old morals and her sincerity towards God, makes her the unique one.

Pocker face Aunty

These are most pathetic ones. Even if you smile at her, you can’t distract her from what she is doing. – Staring. Of course with no emotion displayed on her plane face. #Creepy

Show off Aunty

“Oh I had bought that” ” I had bought this” “My wonderful hubby bought this” and blah blah blah

‘Happy to see you’ Aunty

These are the sweetest ones. They don’t bore you or make you scared. They are genuinely happy to see you. Their affection makes you feel ‘This colony is still a good place to survive’

Rock star Aunty

She wins the race #Always. She is cool, she is modern, no questions, no criticism and mainly hard to find. She reminds you that age is just a number. She is all rounder, a rock star.

Have you come across such aunties too??? Let me know which kind of aunties are you surrounded by…

What’s On Your Nails Today???

I had bought this pale cream coloured nail paint from nykaa.com a month back. It looked bright and nice at first but it made my hands look a bit tanned and dull.

So to make this boring nail paint a bit exciting, I thought of adding a bunch of magic.

Things Used:

Nail paint :

This one from nykaa. You will see the shade name in the video below.

Glitter :

I bought it from Amazon.in. It’s pack of 12 coloured glitters. I chose a golden one for this.

Vaseline:

Applying Vaseline around nails before applying nail paint makes cleaning the mess easier.
Watch my first ever video on mygirlypedia here.

PS: it’s my first video. It may or may not be up to the expectation. Please my mygirlypedia needs two things from you… Love 😙and support… 😚

I hope you like it…. 😙

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss – Review

Me and my never ending lipstick shopping…!!! Ahhh…!!! I got to tell you I have finally met my ideal lipstick…!!! Can I say – The Lipstick??? Phewww…!!! #LoveSaga

I am gonna stop lipstick shopping for a while now…!!! 

I will review my special lipstick someday soon…!!! But today let me review a gloss which I bought last week.

L’Oreal Paris has introduced some beautiful glosses recently. There are total 11 shades available in this range. You can check out the shades here. I usually prefer some light shades like peach, pink or light red. I opted for this cute shade. Let’s see whether this cutie looked cute on my lips too.

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Brand: L’Oreal Paris

 Lip gloss name:

Infallible Mega Gloss xtreme Resist

Shade Number: 503

Shade Name :

All Night Long #Ahemmm

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Price:

INR 850 for 8 ml

Shelf Life:

29 months

Shade:

Its a mixture of red and peach.

Packing:

It comes in a transparent, sturdy plastic tube. The cap is black in color. Since you can see the shade, its easy to pick the gloss from the collection.

The good small tube pack will surely make this your companion while you travel.

Applicator:

Like what??? Doesn’t it resembles a snake??? I really didn’t get the concept behind this type of applicator. If you do plz leave a comment below. I want to know. #gosh

Texture:

Its a bit heavy for a gloss.

Finish:

Its a glossy finish.

Fragrance:

Strong smell of candies. But It’s really strong…!!!

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Color Pay off:

Color pay off is poor on my pigmented lips. It did look attractive but on my lips, it was just a thin film of gloss.

What I liked:

  • It didn’t dry my lips.
  • Availability
  • Travel Friendly packing

What I didn’t like:

  • Pricey or I can say this shade at least is not worth the price.
  • Color payoff is very poor. Definitely not for pigmented lips.
  • Feels heavy on lips.
  • Strong fragrance might irritate you.
  • Applicator Dahh…!!!
  • Ingredients list not mentioned.

Will I repurchase???

Never. At least not this shade again..!!! Since I have already spent money on this, I am gonna apply this on my lipstick to get the glossy finish.

Will I recommend???

Definitely not for the ladies with pigmented lips. Gals with naturally red/pink lips can use this to enhance your beauty, as it doesn’t dry lips.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 1.5/5

 

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 8

Hello,

Here are this Friday’s Random Questions…

If you would have given an hour extra per day, how would you utilize that???

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I would have slept for an hour more.

What you do when you are very angry???

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I enter ‘silent mode’. I don’t prefer to talk while I’m angry because if I do, I will be nothing less than a dragon.

Shopping at mall or street???

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I love street shopping more.

On which day of the week were you born???

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I was born on Sunday. #HolidayMakesMeHappy

Beaches or mountains???

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Both makes my soul happy. Sea heals me. So beaches it is.

Spice food or deserts???

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Deserts… Any time…!!!

Do let me know your answers via what’s app, Facebook, Instagram or by leaving comments below.

Happy weekend Gal…!!!

Aroma Magic Brightening Beauty Pack Review

I have been reviewing all the face packs from my collection(Read the word collection twice..!!!).

So far I have reviewed face masks/packs from The Body Shop, Khadhi Natural, L’Oreal. Today’s face pack is from the brand, Aroma magic.

Who doesn’t like that soft and glowing skin??? This pack claims to brighten up your skin instantly. Sounds interesting???

Read on to know whether it did its magics or no…!!!

Brand:

Aroma Magic

Flavor or The Purpose of pack:

Aroma Magic Brightening Beauty Pack (Ahemmm..!!! It’s not just a face pack, its a ‘beauty’ pack.. #GotIt )

Targeted Skin Type:

Suitable for all skin types

Price:

INR 375 for 100g

Shelf Life:

36 months

What the Product Claims:

I am 100% free of Parabens, harsh chemicals, alcohol, artificial fragrance and color. The natural goodness of kaolin and aloe Vera hydrate and refine pores, leaving the skin soft and smooth. Extracts of apple, lemon, orange peel and natural fruit enzymes combine together to even out the skin tone and remove dead cells, erasing the effect of the environment. My aromatherapy blend of mandarin, orange and neroli essential oils act directly on winkles, loss of firmness and dry skin conditions thus delaying the signs of aging. I gently purify, soften and enhance the complexion.

How to Use:

Apply a layer evenly on face and neck and leave for 15-20 minutes. Wipe or rinse off gently with water. For best results, use twice a week.

Ingredients:

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Packing:

This is a tube packing. Which is a plus point. As you all know you don’t have to dip in your fingers into the product to take it out. Thus maintaining the hygiene.

The orange colored tube with a white cap is eye catching. Tube looks something like this.

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This is definitely a travel friendly packing.

Aroma:

It has a very strong aroma. Smells like an essential oil. Sometimes I do feel it’s over empowering.

Texture:

Its light and creamy.

What I liked:

  • It does what it claims. It did brighten my face in 1 use.
  • It adds nice glow to face.
  • Leaves skin super clean.
  • It didn’t dry my skin.
  • Ideal for all skin types, as it neither dries or hydrates skin.
  • Skin friendly ingredients.
  • Available in local drug stores as well as online.
  • Affordable.
  • Little goes long way. One pack lasted for around 8 months for me.
  • Travel friendly and hygienic packing.

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What I didn’t like:

  • It didn’t hydrate my skin.
  • Aroma is over empowering. Sensitive skinned beauties do try the testers before buying.

Will I repurchase???

Yes definitely. I can bear the strong fragrance for the good it does to my skin…!! In fact I have already re purchased this pack. This is my 2nd tube. #WideSmile

Will I recommend???

Yes, if you are in hurry and need that instant fresh look, opt for this one. This will add that glow and brighten the complexion withing 1 use.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5 (Deducting 0.5 for the aroma)

Happy face masking…. #wink

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It’s About Compact Powders

Hey,

In order to help out all my lovely readers who are taking baby steps into the world of makeup, I have been posting detailed posts about each product. So far I’m done with these couple of them. In case you have missed, click on them.

Today’s product is Compact powder.

What is compact powder???

You might have seen a tiny cute box with a custom, mirror and lose powder. That’s nothing but a compact box.

So compact is weightless powder which is used on top of foundation in order to get Mattify or semi Mattify look. This also helps to avoid fine lines caused by foundation and helps foundation to settle on your face.

Why do we use pressed powder or lose powder???

As I said above, it’s used to get a nice soft finish. Apart from helping out foundation, it also absorbs oiliness. It’s a must for Oily skinned beauties.

Types of Compacts –

Loose powder

This is opted for most of the women because it feels super light and gives super clean porcelain finish. But, you need a good amount of time to sit and apply this kind of powder.

Pressed powder

This is ideal for all the busy women. Unlike loose powder, it’s easy to carry. Comes very handy and useful when you are in hurry…!!!

How to chose right compact for you???

Mineral based

If you have sensitive skin, opt for mineral based compact powder.

Matte finished

For all Oily skinned beauties, this one is the best. To absorb all oil and leave your skin a soft finished look.

Cream based

Dry skin beauties never opt for matte finished compacts. As it will make your skin more dry. So cream based compacts are your best pals. As they do not dry your skin but does the job of soft finished look very well.

Now you know how to chose based on skin type. One more major thing to consider is shade of your skin. If you buy compact with shade lighter than your skin tone, you will end up looking like ghost. If you apply compact shade which higher than the skin tone, you will look like baked doll.

So, just like foundation, make sure you buy compact of the shade that suits the best for your skin tone.

Applicators –

  • Either use a face brush or
  • Sponge or
  • Cusion

How to apply???

  • Usually all the compact box contain the applicator cushion.
  • Press the cushion against powder.
  • Dust away extra compact.
  • Press the cushion on your face where you want maximum coverage and oil free. Like nose, forehead and cheeks.
  • Blend it nicely.

I hope this helps.

If you have any query, you can leave a comment below… 😘

10 Unusual Beauty Trends of 2017 Which Will Not Fail to Amaze You

 

Fashion/beauty industry is always inconstant. There are always new trends almost everyday. Most of the people blindly follow the trends. But for some, the comfort matters the most.

The trends which come and go are heterogeneous. Some will win your hearts and some can make your eyes hurt…!!!

Today I am gonna tell you some unusual beauty trends of 2017. Which will definitely make you wonder – what made this bizarre a trend??!!!

  • Feather Eyebrows

Eyebrows are something which make or break your look…!!! There are different strange styling of these eyebrows and the final looks are total ‘NO NO’

  • Nose Hair Extension

Like seriously???? I know its awful. So, people instead of using the fake eye lashes on eyelids, they are placing them inside nostrils. I just wanna say one thing to whoever invented this – “You Shouldn’t Have”!!!

  • McDonalds Eyebrows

After looking at this beauty trend, tag line should be modified as – “I am hating it”…!!!

  • Holographic Hair

Have you ever longed for the hair of your favorite cartoon characters??? Well, there is a trend where they get the hair colored like one of those characters. Trust me it looks good ONLY on cartoon characters.

  • Holographic Lips

My idea of beauty trend was something like – that makes you look good. But after looking at these trends, I have changed the definition of beauty trend in my dictionary.

  • Neon Eyeliner

The bright neon eyeliners…!!! Perfect for Halloween, because everyone wants to look a bit spooky on this day…!!! You know what I mean…

  • Lollipop Lips

I remember the saying – Fashion industry is quite funny. Even a beauty blunder can sometimes become a new trend. This one is something like that. The smudged lips are a new trend. Getting this quite easy. Apply lipstick before going to bed. Wake up the next day with lollipop lips. #JustKidding

  • Glitter roots

Glitter…!!! Very flattering… Isn’t it… But using glitters in beauty is nothing less than an art. But this ‘modern art’ is NO…!!!

  • Squiggly eyebrows and lips

I have no comments for this…!!!

  • Colored Lashes

Like, seriously??? Weirdly long Fake lashes… that too in weirdest colors…!!!???

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I hope you liked the tour into a fun filled world of ‘creative’ fashion world…!!!

Do you dare to try any of these trends???

Kindly, don’t…!!!

Red and Golden Eye Makeup

Hello,

How’s Sunday treating you??? I’m all set to attend a family function at my friend’s place this evening…

I’m waiting for my friend to get ready. We will be leaving in a while.

Since I do have a little time now, I just thought of blogging about my eye makeup…!!

I’m sorry for the ‘ok ok’ kind of photos… And poses…!!!

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I love to play, Dress Up Game
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While taking a selfie, a head tilt pose is  just haha

 

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Ok Buddy, get ready soon. I’m bored waiting…!

I’m trying my hands on eyeshadows nowadays. I chose to do makeup with red and gold eye shadow to compliment my outfit.

Ok, the eye makeup I did today is something like this. Here is the before and after applying eyeliner.

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I hope you like it.

You can check my Instagram page to know the products used for this look… 

Have a great Sunday evening.

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 6

Hey,

Its finally here..!!! The happiest day of the week…!!! Friyayyy…!!!

Here are today’s 5 random questions. This time, its all about makeup… !!!

  • Do you like makeup??? Why???

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I love makeup. It makes me feel more confident and buying, trying out different cosmetics makes me happy.

  • What was your first ever makeup product???

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I had bought a face cream(rather had insisted mom to buy me one) while I was in college – Emami naturally fair. Suggested by my cousin sister. #TeenageConfessions

  • What is your favorite makeup product???

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I think you know my answer – Lipstick. It can paint even a dull boring day into a colorful one. (PS: Eyeliner is integral part of me. Its essential for me… #facePalm)

  • Which is the brand of cosmetics, that you always wanted to try and haven’t got chance yet??

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I had MAC and Kylie cosmetics in my list. (not anymore). Now I want to try the brand ‘Fenty’ by Rihanna. (I will, soon)

  • Who is the celebrity; according to you, has best makeup all the time???

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For me, its Kylie Jenner. Her eye makeup, lip makeup, hair style, nails, outfit – Just perfect ‘All the time’…!!!

Do let me know your answers…!!!

Have a great weekend…!!!

 

 

 

10 Movies for A Girly Girl In You

Hey,

What’s your favorite time pass when you are in ‘panda mode’??? I love lying on my cozy bed and watching movies. Girly movies are one of the types of movies which I definitely enjoy watching…

So, if you are a girly Girl inside… Who love watching movies with loads of fashion and colors, here are some of the movies which I would love to recommend.

  1. Mean girls

This is the first movie which comes to mind when you talk about girly movies. This is all about a Tom boyish gal becoming a girl, ummm a mean gal rather. Do watch the movie to know her transformation… Whether it was for her good or bad… 😉

  1. Confessions of a shopaholic

Being shopaholic is all said to be a girly feature. Being a super shopaholic, I love watching this movie any time. Do watch this fun movie for that awesome experience of shopping… How a shopaholic feels while shopping and post shopping… U know what I mean… 😁

  1. Bridal wars

The big day, almost every gal dreams of her wedding since the time gets the idea of one. This girly movie is allllllllll about two best friends who plan for their weddings. But they end up in a cat fight. Wanna know why best friends turn into enemies??! If you are guessing it because of a guy, na you are wrong. Watch it to know the real reason… 👰👰

  1. Princess Diaries

I love part 1 of this movie series. It has a gal who is leading a normal life, turns into a beautiful princess. Her transformation is something worth watching. The dresses, tiara, makeup are on point.

  1. 27 Dresses

I love this movie. A sweet gal, who has purest heart. She never say no to anyone. She has obsession with weddings. Attends every weddings. She has been bride’s maid for 27 brides till date…!!! She keeps all those wedding dresses carefully. Hence the name of the movie. Don’t you think the gal who loves attending weddings has tons of dreams about her own wedding..!?? Know her love story.

  1. Wild Child

A rich spoiled kid, her wardrobe, fashion sense makes it worth watching. The way she turns her not so girly Girl friends into girly ones, makes you like this more.

  1. Frozen

It’s my sister’s and my favorite. The sister love this movie has portrayed is something every gal and especially every sisters must watch.

  1. Aisha

It’s a bollywood girliest (u know what I mean) movie. The outfits, the cars, accessories, makeup… Awesome… This will make you steal the whole wardrobe of the heroine, Aisha.

  1. Fashion

I guess name itself us enough to make a girly gal include this in her list. It’s about a small town gal turning into a super model. Her journey, changes in her fashion sense, in her attitude, her success, her failures, heart breaks. Everything is worth including this in your list gal.

  1. Dostana

It’s about 3 friends. 2 boys who pretend to be gays to share room with their friend Neha. It’s a fun filled and fashion filled. Costumes, hair styles and the way she carries herself is amazing. Doesn’t she looks like a Barbie doll…? Plus, the movie has handsome hunk, Jhon Abraham. Perfect eye candy. 😉😉

I’m yet to watch these below movies, which have been recommended by some of my friends…

  1. Clueless

  2. Devil wears Prada

  3. How to lose a guy in 10 days 😉

Next time when you are in panda mode or when you plan a girls night out do include these movies in the ‘to watch’ list… 😉

International Cat Day : Things to Learn From Cats

Hey,

You know what’s special today??? It’s International Cats Day…!!!

It was founded as a way to bring awareness to the number of homeless cats.

I am a proud mommy of a kitty too. I have a very polite and sweet son(every mommy thinks the same about her son. But, not every son is as good as his mom thinks and not as bad as his wife thinks. #wink)

When you compare a dog and a cat, there is huge gap in their attitude. If you love a Dog he thinks “my human is taking such a good care of me.. He must be God” whereas the cat thinks, ” my human is taking such a good care of me.. I must be the God”

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Even though people say that they are not loyal and what not, but I know they are. They are loving but i must say it strictly depends on their mood. #ConditionsApply

You know there are at least one thing to learn from everyone. These cats can teach you many things. Wonder what those must be??? apart from their famous ‘attitude’??? Let me tell you what are their qualities I find worth adopting.

Love others but love yourself more.


We, while loving our near ones, ‘far ones'(special case, you know what I mean), job, status etc. forget one thing. ‘Self love’. Cats love their human but when there is any danger, they run faster to save themselves. #haha

Importance of Me time


In the busy schedule, we often forget to spend ‘me time’. Time where you spend doing something you like, something you love. But Cats… Naaa… even if the world is ending, they take their break. Lie down, lick themselves, grooming session is something they can never ever give up.

Teach People to Treat You Well


Give a rub to kitty. If he is happy with that, he makes sure you do it more. If not, he will turn his back and leave. We also, need to learn to teach people how they should treat us. If you are not happy with the way they treat you, simple – Cat Walk… #YouKnowWhatIMean

Beauty Sleep


When was the last time you had a good long sleep??? Look at these cute creatures. They make sure they sleep calmly enough to rejuvenate themselves everyday.

Be selective while giving your love

Cats don’t really love everyone around, unlike dogs.
We humans, we are either too generous in spreading love or we shut ourselves away from world. I think we need to be selective too when it comes to giving love. If we start loving blindly, it might soon turn into foolishness. After all, love is the precious thing, shower on those who are worth it.

Be active

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Being physically active is good for overall health. Overall I mean, physical as well as mental. Have you seen cats playing.. ?? When they jump, they look nothing less than Olympic gold medalist gymnast.

Alone yet not lonely

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They don’t need any specific toy or a partner to play with. They can happily play with their own tail. They actually teach you how to stay happy even if no one is around.

Focus

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The way they focus while hunting, the easy yet cautious steps they take towards they their prey, teaches us something important. Focus on your life goals. Plan and take cautious steps towards it. Give your best to achieve it. If you couldn’t, change the focus to next goal. #CoolLife

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They never hesitate to wake you up from your deep sleep, when they need attention. Even we, as a human need to speak up when their is need.

Be choosy. Select what is best for you.


Cats don’t really eat everything you give them. They eat what is good for them, what they like. Be choosy in what you eat. Eat right.

Happy meowwww day….!!!! 🐈💋

How to Style a Pencil Skirt

Hey pretty,

How was your Sunday???  I spent my Sunday in nature…  I had been for trekking with friends…  The fort, mountains, rain, fog…  Had amazing time. Hope you had a good weekend too…!!!

Tomorrow is Monday…  I know it’s a shortest horror story…  But, can’t help… Have to go for work…

Today I’m gonna give you some styling tips…  So that you can rock some amazing outfits effortlessly.

Pencil skirt…  Skirt with narrow or straight cut.  It accentuates your figure as it hugs tightly to body. Curvy girls, are you listening??? 😉

Let’s see how many ways we can style this piece of fashion

  • Formal look

One of the famous look. A formal look. Style it with shirt for that corporate look.

  • LBD

Make a Little Black Dress by styling black pencil skirt with black top.

  • With crop tops


Show that toned body with this style.

  • With boy friend shirt

Wear a lose shirts (popularly known as boyfriend shirts) with tight skirts to stand out from the crowd.

  • With peplum tops

For that elegant feminine look, pair pencil skirt with peplum top. You don’t really have to have killer curves…  The outfit itself gives illusion of perfect curvy body. Show off those curves with this combination.

  • Lace top

Pairing lace top with pencil skirts looks super stylish.

  • Floral top

For that evening look,  pair with cute floral top.

  • Cute top for casual look

Pair with contrasting colored shirt for casual look.

  • Long tops

Wear a long top with skirt. Looks cool. Isn’t it…  Style them with boots to complete the look.

  • Layer it up

Style a skirt and top with jackets to change the game. Choose them wisely as per the occasion.

 

I hope you found these tips useful…  😘

Have a great week ahead darling…  💋

 

 

 

 

Chinese Cupping Therapy 

Hey,

Recently,  I have been hearing a lot about ‘Chinese Cupping Therapy’…  Many celebrities, friends are trying out this pain relieving therapy. Heard a lot about the experience and benefits. So, today I will share my knowledge about this therapy with you…

Read on, to know more about its benefits, cons everything.

Let’s check some history pages

This therapy is a new trend these days. But, Cupping Therapy is mentioned even in the oldest medicine book –  ‘Ebers Popyrus’. It’s mentioned how the Egyptians used this therapy in 1550 B. C.!!!  This therapy was widely used by Egyptians, Chinese and Middle East countries.

What is this therapy is all about??? 

Cupping is ancient healing technique, where the therapist places cups on our skin for few minutes. These cups are placed for creating suction. This is how it’s gonna heal the pain.

Purpose for which people opt for this.

People opt for this in order to heal pain, inflammation, blood circulation, deep tissue massage etc.

Types of cups used:

  • Bamboo
  • Earthenware
  • Glass
  • Silicon

Types of Cupping Therapy :

 

  • Wet
  • Dry

Let’s see how it is done. 

Firstly, the therapist puts some flammable things like paper or herbs inside the cups and puts it on fire. Ones the fire goes off, cups will be placed on your skin upside down.  ouchhh

So as and when air inside the cup cools down, it creates vacuum. This makes your blood vessels expand. Thus it raises and reddens your skin.

There are therapists who use rubber pump inside the cup instead of fire to create suction.

One more type of cup – Silicon cups are used for the same purpose but with added benefits. Silicon cups can be moved Giving massage like effect…!!!

Ok now a bit scary part.

Wet Cupping.

Wet cups are placed on skin for three minutes with very mild suction. After that, the therapist removes the cup and with the help of a small piercing tool, he makes tiny cuts. Now he does second round of suction by placing the cups to remove a little quantity of blood…!!! phew

It’s believed that this wet cup suction technique removes toxic substances from our body.

There is one more Cupping Therapy –

Needle Cupping.

Here the therapist puts the acupuncture pins before placing cups on them.

Post therapy care

Post therapy it’s advised to apply ointment and bandage to avoid any sort of infection. Skin will heal and look normal within ten days.

What scientific reports say:

There are multiple studies done and many reports are present for Cupping Therapy. The journals published say that the therapy is effective for

  •  Certain skin conditions like eczema, acne
  • Facial paralysis
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood related conditions like anemia and hemophilia
  • Fertility and gynecological disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Varicose veins
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory issues like common cold, asthma

Side effects :

Cup therapy should be done by a skilled person. It is said to be a safe procedure but there is a chance of below mentioned problems.

  • Discomfort
  • Bruise
  • Infection
  • Burns

So this was everything you need to know about the new healing therapy in trend.

I hope you found this article informative and useful.

If you have gone through this therapy, let me know your experience. Happy to listen to my reader’s stories.

Love,

Pallavi 💋

10 Different Ways to Wear Your Kurtas and Kurtis… !!! 

Hey you,

In India, kurtis and kurtas are the most preferred outfit by most of the ladies. They are easy to wear and make you look elegant by adding that ‘Desi Feel’…

So,  today I will tell you how to flaunt them in different ways..

  • Wear it with leggings

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Lets start with the basic one. Wear Kurta with a matching cotton leggings. There are plenty of variety of leggings available in the market. The stretchable leggings are comfy and look super cool.

  • Wear them with Pallazo

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Pallazos are my personal favorite. They are lose and super comfy. There are different pattern, prints and materials available. Since cotton Pallazos need ironing, prefer synthetic one over cotton. You can complete this look with a pair of heal sandles.

  • Kurtis or kurtas with Jeans

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I know how much we love our jeans. We do get bored of the tops n shirts yet times.  You can pair jeans with Kurti for that fresh look.

  • With Jegginns

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So this looks like jeans but it’s neither jeans nor leggings. Jegginns give a look of jeans with a comfort of leggings.

  • You can pair it with skirts

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Oh yes…  You can style your Kurta with a long skirt.  It do add lot of ethnic quotient to your look.

  •  Capris with short kurtis

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Capris with Kurti give you a sophisticated look.

  • Trousers

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Bored with the same formal trousers..??? Try this.

  • Use long Kurti as a dress

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You can wear your long Kurti as a girly one piece…!!!

  •  With patiala

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Who doesn’t love those comfy patialas??  We Love it….  Mix and match patialas with your Kurti next time for a Desi pataka look.

  • With dothi pajamas

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Dothi pajamas are new trend…  They are easy breezy,  stylish….  Play dress up game with colorful dothi pajamas for that complete look…

Hope you find this useful…  Do try the looks when you pick up your Kurti next time …

Keep shining

Pallavi ❤️