L’Oreal Paris Infallible Balm : Review

Hey,

You know what sort of lipsticks I like. I have mentioned in each and every lip product post of mine… Moisturizing one. Whenever I read the word moisturizing lipstick, I tend to get so restless unless and until I buy it. #confessionofashopaholic

So recently I saw these beautiful shades of lipsticks from the brand L’Oreal Paris. What caught my eyes was the word ‘Balm’. I love all sort of lipsticks balms. How can that shopaholic in me can sit quite without buying them. So I ended up buying it or ‘them’. Yes I bought 2 of them.

Read on whether they were worth buying or not.

Brand : L’Oreal Paris

Name : L’Oreal Paris Infallible Se*y Balm

Price : 475 INR for 3.39 grams

Number of Shades Available :

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10 (n*de to dark red shades. Quite a lot to choose from huun)

What Product Claims:

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Shade 1: Can’t Sit With Us (Shade Number 110)

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Dark red shade.

Shade 2 : Such A Babe (Shade Number 109)

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This shade is mixture of red and orange.

Packing:

This lip product comes in crayon kind of pack. You can twist it to get more product. The plastic cap is sturdy thus making it a travel friendly one. But the name written on it is a bit of less quality. As you can see in pictures it has almost vanished.

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The shade name and number has been printed on bottom of the product.

Shelf life : 29 months

Fragrance :

It has mint kind of fragrance which might be over empowering for those with sensitive nose.

Texture :

Both are sheer finish ones. As the company claims, it is non sticky. It’s smooth in texture.

Color payoff :

I was expecting color payoff a little less, considering it a balm. But it does give a nice color to lips.

Does This Transfers:

Yes since it’s a glossy finish.

Staying Power :

It stayed for 3 to 4 hours. As a balm it’s quite good. But L’Oreal claims that it gives 12 hours of moisture. Which is so untrue.

Moisturizing :

Let’s get into real deal. Is it moisturizing enough… Does this really stands for the claim ‘balm’., Noooo….!!! #screaming

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Its not going to work on dry lips. It just adds glossy tint to lips. Nothing else. I’m disappointed because of this factor. Because there are multiple lipsticks available which does the same that too with less price.

Will I Repurchase?

Never.

Will I recommend?

No… There are multiple budget friendly lipsticks available which work better than this.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 2/5 ๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘„

Outfit Of The Day

Hey,

 

Hindu people are celebrating Navaratri in India. Nava stands for nine and ratri means night. Nine nights we celebrate nine different goddesses. Which are believed to be different forms of goddess Durga. So we represent or have dedicated a color to each goddess.

Today, the color was white. So I opted for a white kurti with black embroidery and black jeans to match the design.

To get that festive feel, I chose to wear these black and white earrings which I bought recently. It perfectly matched with the color of my outfit. As per the makeup is concerned I love to keep it minimal.

Here are the list of products used.

Face : Revlon colorstay foundation

Eyes : Maybelline Eyeliner on both eyelids and on waterline(my best friend since last 5 years) ย ๐Ÿ˜˜

Lips : The Body Shop Color Crush Shine Lipstick

Cheek : single stroke of Kylie Blush Hopless Romantic

I enjoyed mix and match of kurti jeans and these huge earrings. Did you like my OOTD (Outfit Of The Day)??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Couple of Best Hair Serums for Dry Hair

Hey,

Many of my friends and colleagues have been asking about which hair serum do I use for my hair. So here is a quick reviews of couple of hair serum I have tried and which has luckily worked for me.

Hair serum is something like leave in conditioner. Due to weather, change in water or due to I’ll health, our hair tend to become rough and dry. Resulting in split ends and hair fall too. So, it’s a good idea to use hair serum to keep hair moisturized. Let’s see which are the best hair serum I have tried and my recommendations for my beautiful reader.

L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Hair Serum

When I had moved to Pune for the very first time, due to change in water my hair had turned dry. So this was the very first hair serum I had ever tried.

This non greasy serum Smells nice… A very mild fragrance. Travel friendly bottle makes it a good pick. What I really didn’t like much is the flip flop cover and dispenser. Flip flop cover is quite delicate. It breaks if you drop it. (Happened with me most of the time) It’s a normal hole dispenser. So yet times you might end up taking more quantity than required. Because if you apply more you might end up with greasy hair.

Best part is, it did solved the hair problems of mine. This Dis made my hair smooth, easy to manage. Plus the cost is quite less for the quantity we get. Little coin size amount of serum is more than enough to serve the purpose.

Price : 250 INR for 100 ml

You get it in local drug store as well as online.

The Body Shop Grape seed Glossing hair serum

I was a bit bored with the previous serum so tried this serum from one of my favorite brands. I’m glad I picked it. So this not Oily in texture. Has a mild smell of grapes. Little quantity goes long way.

The pump dispenser is the added plus point. You can take out as much quantity you want. It does helps your hair from getting dry and adds shine to it.

This serum falls on the expensive side. But it’s totally worth every penny.

Price : 995 INR for 70 ml

Available online as well as in The Body Shop outlets.

I hope you guys find this useful and have any queries do post it in comments section below.

5 Short Reviews of Body Lotions I have Tried for My Dry Skin

Hey,

Mygirlypedia was quite silent for last few days, as I was unwell… All thanks to the unpredictable climate… Its sometimes hot and sometimes rains… Phewww….

Since the weather outside is getting colder day by day.( Winter is coming…!!!!), my skin is slowly turning dry. As I have my squad ready to combat dry skin, I am writing this post for you so that you get prepared for fighting against dry skin too.

I have tried a lot many body lotions. Read ‘lot many’ twice. #wink So here are reviews ofย  some of the body lotions I had bought more than once, for my ‘dry skin’. Read on to know my take on these.

 

Himalaya Herbals Intensive Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion

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This I had picked up once I was traveling. The word ‘Cocoa‘ is enough to sale a body lotion for me. Plus, this is travel and pocket friendly. When it comes to its effectiveness, this didn’t help with dark patches/marks but it did moisturized my skin for a good amount of time for 5-6 hours. Compared to the money I had spent on this, I was happy with the results.

Price: 126 INR for 200 ml

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3.5/5

You Can Buy it From Here

 

Parachute Advanced Deep Nourish Body Lotion

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Are you a lover of coconut and its aroma??? You will love this lotion. Its non sticky, light lotion. Smells like coconut sweet dish. It moisturizes your skin nicely for approximately 9 hours. Available online as well as in local stores.

Price:ย  218 INR for 400 ml

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4/5

Click Here to Buy

 

Dove Indulgent Nourishment Body Lotion

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Once upon a time my mornings were incomplete without this lotion. Post bath must was this one. It smells heavenly. It locks moisture for a very good duration of 7-8 hours. I will definitely recommend this to you. Between I cheated on this lotion for the next lotion, ONLY because I was kind of bored with this one. (Excuse me if this sentence sounds weird.)

Price: 120 INR for 250 ml

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5

Online Link to Buy

 

Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Butter Lotion to Dry Skin

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This is my most favorite body lotion. No matter how many times I get bored and decide to try something new, I end up coming back to this.

Again the Cocoa, the one who adds glow... The fragrance is delicious(trust me it is). Apart from doing its regular job of adding moisture, it does lighten the dark patches or marks on your skin. Thus making your skin lighter and glow. The moisture it locks stays for really long. For me, its a magic. I apply it in the morning post bath. My skin stays moisturized through out the day. ..!!! Highly recommended for dry skinned beauties. Also it is affordable and available in local drug stores.

Price: 212 INR for 300 ml

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5

Interested to buy??? Here You Go

 

Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 Triple Lightening

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Another version of the previous lotion but smells entirely different huun. It had added benefits of SPF 24 which helps in protecting skin from harsh UV rays. You might be thinking do we really need SPF during winter. I would say yes. The cloudy weather and the sun rays are deadly combination for skin. They do more harm. Thus SPF is must. If you ask does this really works when it comes to skin whitening… I would say the effect was kind of temporary. Skin feels light when its on. As the lotion fades, natural shade of skin gets visible. As per as moisturizing is concerned, it does a moderate job.

Price: 263 INR for 300 ml

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2.5/5

Shopping Link Here

Hope theses short reviews were helpful for dry skinned beauties like me to buy a lotion to get rid of the dryness.

Do let me know if you need few more options. As I have tons of lotions in my list, I can write short reviews for few more.

Happy Monsoons…!!!

 

 

 

Beauty Benefits of coconut oilย 

Hi,

There are perks of being a south Indian. One of them being this multipurpose oil. We use pure coconut oil in our beauty regime and even in cooking. Coconut is something magical. It can do wonders if its used rightly. I have many tips which I got to know from my granny and mommy. I am gonna share those tips today in this post which I am sure will help you with your beauty problems.

Read on to get tip for your beauty query.

Skin:

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  • For that blemish free skin, applying coconut oil is one of the best natural remedies. Coconut oil helps in lightening the blemishes and adds moisture and glow to skin.
  • I don’t think any branded makeup remover can do the job as nicely and harmlessly as coconut oil. It can remove nastiest mascaras and also add moisture while removing makeup. #HappySkin
  • Who doesn’t like that glow makeup look. All you need to do is add few drops of coconut oil in your makeup/foundation. Apply it on face to get that natural glow look. But, if you are already an oily skinned beauty, you don’t have to do this step. Your skin already produces oil so you don’t have to add more oil to that.
  • Are you a dry skin beauty??? Looking for a great moisturizer??? Here you go – get a bottle of pure coconut oil and apply lightly on skin. This will nourish dry skin. But make sure you apply it in morning. Because if you go to bed with oil on your body, you are going to spoil the bedsheets.
  • Scrubbing is also a must for dry skin. Mix sugar and coconut oil to make a moisturizing scrub. While sugar granules wash away the dead skin, coconut oil adds moisture.

Eyes:

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  • Apply a layer of coconut oil under eyes to say bye bye to the dark circles.

 

Lips:

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  • Chapped lips??? Apply coconut oil to heal them.

Nails:

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  • You don’t have to make a hole in your pocket to buy a cuticle oil for those dry nails. All you need is few drops of coconut oil and apply on dry cuticle. #JobDone

Hair:

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  • Coconut is hair’s angel. Most of the south Indians, apply pure coconut oil on their hair before the wash. Post hair wash they do apply coconut oil again. They wash their hair once in two days but trust me this results in thick and strong hair. I know we don’t like that flat, oily hair. But this trick do works like a magic.
  • Dandruff are caused due to dry scalp. Applying coconut oil will add moisture and it has antibacterial properties which will help in scalp nourishment.
  • Can also be used as Deep conditioner. Apply the oil to your hair and leave it over night to provide that super moisture to your hair and scalp.
  • Before shaving body hair, we use soap lather or some chemical creams. Instead, use coconut oil. Apply layer of coconut oil which makes hair smoother and prepares skin. Thus making the shaving easier and it also leaves skin hydrated.

Teeth:

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  • Gargle coconut oil for 5-10 minutes in the morning when you wake up. It pulls out all germs thus making you free from bad breath and leaves your teeth whiter and shinier.

Ear:

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  • You must be wondering what it will do for ears. We have practice of pouring warm coconut oil in our ears once a month. Trust me it feels so good and fresh. It helps in reducing the hearing problems and it helps in cleaning ears.
    I know doctors do not believe this technique. But I believe more in the power of Ayurveda than in modern medical science.

Baby Care:

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  • Whats the best body oil for your little bundle of joy?? Coconut oil…!!! Pure coconut oil can add super moisture to your baby making his/her skin soft and blemish free(Blemish I mean some babies might have rashes or spots due to allergies. This oil can be used for the body massage.). Plus, the aroma. It won’t irritate those delicate tiny nose. Chemical free too. Hence super safe.
  • Expecting moms can apply coconut oil on their bellies to avoid rashes or spots. Even though it can not reduce the stretch marks, it can keep the skin clear from spots and rashes.

I hope your beauty query is solved. If not, do write me your query. Happy to help you.

 

Multiple Ways to Style A Denim Jacket

Hey,

If you ask me which is my favourite cloth from my wardrobe, I would definitely say my denim jacket. Thats because, this one fashionable thing can be styled in multiple ways. I usually like to pair it up with my denims, skirts etc.

Also, most of us do own one denim jacket at least in their collection. Isn’t it???

So today I am gonna tell you different ways to use a denim jacket which will change your style game.

Shall we start then???

  • Monochrome

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This is something I like. I wear my denim jeans with same shade or lighter shade jeans. I love jeans, a white T shirt and a denim jacket combination more.

  • With maxi dress

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Gals with heavy upper body, who are not so comfortable with maxi dresses can opt for this. This looks cool and it gives you more comfort and confidence.

  • With One piece

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For that not so girly look(believe me, most of the gals don’t want to look so much girly).

  • Crop top and denim jacket #Hawwtt

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To flaunt those abs, opt for crop top. Styling it with denim jacket will fetch you brownie points for that ‘almost there/hide and seek’ look. #youknowwhatImean

  • Bright jeans

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I used to wear bright colored jeans couple of years back. Red, blue and green were my favorite. If you ever style these, do add this denim jacket with the look. Denim jacket can go with almost everything.

  • Strips

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For that funky look, style your striped T-shirts with denim jackets.

  • Black and denim

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Black – my favorite color. I love going monochrome with black. Black top and black jeans. In order to add that splash of color, you can style it with the jacket to turn the style game on.

  • With animal print skirt

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Wanna get that stylish look with a simple jacket, invest on a style statement piece – animal print skirt.

  • With long skirt


Yesterday I came across a snap of Bollywood actress Kangana. She is one of the style divas for sure who keeps on experimenting with her clothes. I just loved the skirt she was wearing. I am gonna find it and buy it for sure. So, the pretty skirt can also be styled with a denim for more sophisticated look. As I was thinking about mixing up with denim jacket, she even did carry a denim jacket with her(which I had not noticed yesterday as I was busy looking at her colorful skirt and thinking from where to buy it.). The completeย  look is super chick.

  • For more ideas, check this out.

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Isn’t this so amazingly styled?? That too as per seasons. With stockings, scarfs and other accessories.

I hope you found this post useful for the next time you play the dress up game. Do let me know which is your favorite look among these..

How to Prepare Kajal or Kohl at Home

Hey,

I had a busy week… I shifted to new place… Busy decorating my home… I will share some home decorating ideas soon on mygirlypedia…

You know I’m passionate about cosmetics and makeup, ummm in short all girly stuff in the world… I at least apply a stroke of Kajal before stepping out of home. Reread at least…

So being an eye makeup lover,I love that smoky look. Most of us do… But I have also seen gals who are allergic to kajal which we get in market. Their eyes get irritated and they are left with teary eyes after applying kajal. So this post is especially for those delicate eyed beauties.

Today, I will share tips to prepare couple of kajal or kohl of your own at home. Sounds interesting… Right??? And guess what, it’s super safe and pocket friendly… Shall we start???

Castor oil Kohl:

Things you need:

Castor oil

Diya

Metal Plate

Two metal boxes

A tiny container to store kohl

How to prepare :

  • Place two metal boxes upside down. These will act as a support for the metal plate.
  • Place metal plate on these boxes as shown below.

  • Fill diya with Castor oil and light the diya and keep it below the plate.
  • As the diya burns, the ash layer gets formed in the plate.

  • Once the diya turns off, carefully take the hot plate.
  • Remove the ash layer and mix a spoon of ghee to form the paste.

  • This is a pure kohl. Store the kohl in a container and use whenever you want to… #wink

Almond khol

Things required :

Almond (of course)

Needle

Matchbox

Metal plate

Two metal boxes

Container to store the kohl.

How to prepare :

  • Like previously mentioned, place metal plate on two metal boxes for support.
  • Pin the needle in the almond.
  • Using matchbox, light the almond.
  • Almond has natural oils in it which helps in burning.
  • Keep in below the metal plate so that ash gets trapped in plate.

  • Once done, collect the ash from plate and mix ghee to prepare kohl.
  • Store it in container to use it whenever required.

Hope you found this useful.

Do prepare it and enjoy safe, irritation free, cooling effect kohl…!!!

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Review of My Most Used Lip Balm

Hey,

People keep asking me, “you use lipsticks so much, don’t your lips get dry???”… Ummm more than lipsticks the air conditioner makes my lips dry. So, I always keep a lip balm handy.

Now, the obvious question… Which one???

Let me review my most used lip balm till date.

Brand : The Body Shop

Range : Born Lippie

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Flavor : Strawberry (my favorite ๐Ÿ“)

Tint : Red

Price : 275 INR

Ingredients :

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Availability : In the body shop outlets and online.

Packing :

Comes in semi transparent plastic box. The cartoon has this red lips design on it.

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Sturdy box with tight lid is super handy.

What I liked about it

  • The color,the flavor was enough for me to pick this one,the first time. ๐Ÿ’‹
  • The fragrance. The yummy strawberry fragrance makes you feel like eating it. Trust me. The other day, the lip balm was lying on my table in the office. One of my colleagues picked it up out of curiosity. He opened it and he asked me about it. I said it’s my lip balm. He had thought it’s something edible sweet. Haha.๐Ÿ“ Thank God, he didn’t taste it. #sigh
  • It hydrates lips well. It keeps lips moisturized. ๐Ÿ’‹
  • Along with moisturization, the Tint and shine it adds is amazing. Lips look luscious and shiny. It’s more kind of lip gloss. ๐Ÿ’–
  • It’s vegan. Being an animal lover, I love the body shop products as its cruelty Free. ๐Ÿ‡
  • Little goes long way. Hence worth the money. ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Ingredients list seems safe one. ๐Ÿ’Š

What I didn’t like

  • It doesn’t do much if you have extremely dry lips. When I have very dry lips, I use the lip scrub and then apply this balm. It works that way. ๐Ÿ˜•
  • Tub packing is unhygienic. Every time I have to dip my fingers in order to take out the product and apply it on my lips. Thus there is a hygiene concern. ๐Ÿ˜•

Will I repurchase

It’s my third box. I will repurchase the same flavor. I love this color out of all other flavors. ๐Ÿ˜

Will I recommend

Yes. You will love this lip balm. I guarantee. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4/5 ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

Kylie Cosmetics Lip gloss Literally – Review

Hey,

As there is a great sale on Kylie cosmetics, I am posting a review of one of the 3 glosses I had purchased from Kylie Cosmetics, today. So that it might be helpful for you while shopping from the site.

The shade I am reviewing today is – Literally.

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Shall we start with a quick review???

Brand : Kylie Cosmetics

Shade name โ€“ Literally

Color โ€“ N*de

Price โ€“ 15 USD (Excluding Shipping and custom charges) I got this as a free one from Buy 2 get 1 offer.

Shelf life โ€“ Not mentioned

Packing โ€“

Itโ€™s packed in a hard paper box with melting lipstick cartoon on it. Outer box looks similar to that of Posie K and Candy K. Sorry I have misplaced the outer cartoon of this particular gloss.

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The gloss is packed in a sturdy glass tube. Design is typical Kylie’s black melting lipstick design.

In order to help differentiating the gloss from your collection, name of the shade is been printed on a sticker which is on the bottom of the gloss.

Travel friendly??
Yes it is. It takes very less space in your handbag so yes you can travel with it easily.

Applicator

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Same as Posie and Candy K.A soft bristled brush.

Fragrance

It has Candy like sweet fragrance. Feels like eating it. haha

Color pay off

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Color pay off is nice. But this particular shade doesn’t suit my skin tone. It some what washes me out.

Is it moisturizing

Yessssโ€ฆ Unlike some other gloss, itโ€™s super moisturizing.

Staying power

Staying power is for 2-3 hours with foodโ€ฆ!!!

The gloss does transfers and fades while having food or sipping beverage. As I said, this particular one is n*de shade. So it doesn’t add any color to your lips in particular but adds gloss. ย A very light gloss remains on lips post food intake.

 

Will I repurchase???

No. This didn’t suit my skin tone. I would love to repurchase other shades though.

Will I recommend this to you???

If you are cool toned, its a NO. If you are dusky beauty, YES you will look smooky H*t with this shade for sure. #wink

Mygirlypedia rating :3/5 ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 3

Hey my pretty reader,

Its Friday…!!!! Time for our interactive fun post…!!!

Ready???? Okayyy…

Here are 5 random questions:

What was your childhood ambition to accomplish when you grew up?

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I am a chocolate lover since childhood. I just wanted to buy tons of chocolates for myself and shop things of my choice.

Are you a mom of a pet???

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Yes I have a kitty. I am a proud cat mommy. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are too, you know I love you already.

Are you a bathroom singer???

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I am. Aren’t you??? Come on, thats the place where your voice sound magiocal no matter how it sounds outside…!! #haha

Which is your favorite fragrance???

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Ummm difficult to pick but if I have to chose one, I would go with Black perfume from Zara. It smells heavenly.

When was the last time you had a long vacation???

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I had been to the heaven on earth – Leh Ladakh last year, for an entire week. I must say there is a magic in the air, in Ladakh. The huge mountains, kind people, prayer flags, Buddha statuesย  do change the way you think about life in many ways.

Now its your turn. Let me know your answers now…!!!

Do leave your answers below in the comments section and help me know my precious readers more, in a better way…!!!

Happy weekend gal…!!!

 

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