My Detox Water Recipe

Detox water..!

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

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

What You Need?

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

 

Fenugreek Seeds:

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5 Fenugreek seeds.

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

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

 

Mint Leaves:

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5 to 6 should be enough.

Health Benefits:

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

 

Cucumber:

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I use half cucumber.

Health Benefits:

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

 

Lemon:

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Half slice should be enough.

Benefits:

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

 

Water:

Fresh water. A Liter should be more than sufficient.

Glass Bottle:

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

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How to prepare?

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

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

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

Consume it on an empty stomach for better results.

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

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

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

Things Which Are A Must In Your Handbags

Hello girls,

Some of you had asked me for a quick list of ‘handbag essentials’. So here are the things which I think are essential for our day.

Purse/Wallet:

Ahh world runs by money at the end of the day. It’s nearly impossible to survive without a wallet. So, yes, the cute little pursw or wallet comes first.

Makeup Pouch:

In order to be ready for last minute plans, for regular touch ups, here we have this tiny little guy called makeup pouch. I usually have my foundation and eye makeup basics like kajal, eyeliner and mascara. Needless to say, being lipstick lover, I always always carry minimum 2 shades of lipsticks. One for office wear and one for party types. You know, those sudden dinner plans…!!!

Hair accessory:

Especially, if you are long haired gal, you definitely can’t survive windy day with your hair left open. Even on bad hair days, tying your hair up can just help you feel better. So, I always carry hair stick with me. In case, you wanna know how I use them to tie my hair, watch this video.

Hand cream:

Sitting in air conditioned environment can indeed make your skin and hair dry. Hands being the most exposed part of our body, they tend to get effected more. Thus a good hand cream can help you maintain the much needed moisture. I love trying different hand creams. But one from the brand Fab India is my favorite, like forever.

Lip balm:

Just like hands, lips need good hydration too. So, applying good lip balm once in a while is necessary. I love this juicy balm from the brand the body shop.

Pocket Tissues:

I used to carry hanky. But I end up misplacing them. So, I opt for these tiny, travel friendly tissues.

Hand sanitizer:

We end up with hell lot of germs on hands throughout the day. Before consuming food or touching face, it’s preferred to sanitize your hands. Thus I carry this mini sanitizer always.

Sanitary pads or tampons:

Ahh those days. They can come anytime. It’s always better to be prepared. So carrying sanitary pads or tampons can be a good thing to avoid inconvenience.

Perfume:

It’s always a great idea to carry a travel size perfume with you. Because you want to smell good even after traveling in public transport or after a long day at work.

Mint:

Those stinking odor is such a turn down. To avoid getting embarrassed, carry mint.

Scarf:

I always carry a thin scarf with me. This can be used to cover your face and hair, to save them from pollution and sun rays. Plus, in case you encounter some wardrobe malfunction, this scarf can be of some use. You never know.

So this is my list of ‘must things’. Hope this helps you organise your handbag.

Did I miss something??? Do let me know in the comments section below.

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

 

 

 

Finally There is A Place Where You will Get Customized Lipsticks

Hey,

I was just going through random videos on YouTube. So I came across this one and thought of sharing with my readers who are obsessed with lipsticks like me.

Bite Beauty Lip lab in New York is nothing less than a dream come true… There you get a customized lipstick…!!!

Trust me, even though I have tons of lipsticks in my collection I am yet to meet my ‘prefect dream shade’… Needless to say we gals are very particular when it comes to certain things. Aren’t we???

In this lab (let me call it a dream land), you get to chose your shade. You can customize the shade by mixing as many colors you like to…!!! 😉

Once you are done chosing color, chose the finishing. Whether you want moisturizing one, matte finish, gloss finish lipstick.

Plus, you can choose your own flavor or scent for your lipstick. There are options like mint, vanilla, mango etc… #perfect

And what’s cherry on the top…??? You can choose your own packing. There are different shaped bullets to choose from…!!!

Once they are done mixing the shades and flavor they pour the mixture in the mould. Keep that in freezer for a while.

Finally, the lipstick will be filled in the packing of your choice.

Voila…!!! There you go… Your own lipstick… The dream one…!!!

I have shared a video here. Check it out… How good it looks… 😍

 

 

Isn’t it awesome…!!!

If I ever go to New York, I will surely go to Kylie shop and this dream land for sure….  💖

Will you???

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 👄👄