Thursday, 26 October 2017

Be Safe

Hey guys,





Today I want to introduce you to two wonderful products that have become staple in my household.
With so many infections and germs lurking around the corner, hand sanitization has become very important these days. And when you are outside it’s not possible to carry a dettol wash with you everywhere. Therefore hand sanitizers have become as important as carrying your wallet and keys around. But unfortunately most of the hand sanitizers available in the market are alcohol based and a strict no  with the little kids who most of the time has zero sense of keeping their hands clean.

Therefore Redcliff Hygiene P Ltd has come up with Palmsafe which is an alcohol free foam based hand sanitizer. It kills 99.99% of the germs and being alcohol free, can be used for little kids as well. It comes in a handy packaging and is reasonably priced. It has a mild fragrance and is readily available Here and Here



The second product which I want to talk about has become as important as first aid kids in the house. Yes, it a mosquito repellent. Over the past few months there has been a sudden rise in the mosquito borne diseases and names like Dengu, Malaria and Chikungunaya sent shivers down the spine. Therefore it has become very important to wear a mosquito repellent when outside. However most of the repellents available in the market are sticky, foul smelling and not at all advisable for the little kids . Redcliff Hygiene P Ltd has come up with Moskito Safe which is a 100% natural mosquito repellent spray. It contains Neem and Cintronella oil and does not leave nay stain on clothes. It’s quite effective against the mosquitoes and other insects and being 100% natural has a least risk of using on the little ones. Reasonably priced, it readily available Here and Here




 So have you tried these products yet. How was your experience with it 


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Be safe with Pee Safe

I am sure this must have happened to most of us .

We are outside, we want to pee but the sight of the public toilets make us want to run home requiring Herculean efforts to stop our urinary bladder from bursting. 

Redcliffe Hygiene p Ltd has therefore come up with revolutionary product - Pee safe . This small wonder will def keep your fear of using public toilets at bay.



So basically Peesafe is a Toilet Seat Sanitizer Spray – quite a revolutionary product and has become the world’s largest selling Toilet seat Sanitizer in a short span of time. In India where larger part of the people still do not practice hygienic etiquettes when it comes to using public toilets ,  Urinary Tract infection is a major health concern for women. Believe me ,one of my friend contracted it though she is very fearful of using public toilets. And with small daughters around, you would definitely not like them to use the public toilets but then it is very difficult  to make them resort to alternative methods.

 Encased in a cylindrical packaging, it is easy to carry and use. It’s a aerosol spray and dries within 10-15 sec of the spray. It instantly kills the germs thereby allowing you to pee in a safe environment without resorting to a squat position or worse holding your bladder for infinity.
This is going to become a must have product in my hand bag- something I don’t leave my house without. And with my daughter growing up – this will be a life saviour when she will of the age to use the public toilets.



I would highly recommend this product as with Peesafe now you can actually Pee Safe. Its readily available at Amazon , Flipkart, SafetyKart and other top selling e-commerce websites. Plus it’s quite reasonable too thereby putting less pressure on your pocket and safeguarding your health. Have you tried Peesafe yet? What do you do if you have to use  public toilets?

Would love to know in comments. Till then,

Ciao



Saturday, 7 October 2017

Tips for healthy pregnancy




Well I really and really miss my pregnancy days . All the pampering , undivided attention and most of all my cute bump and the feeling of a life growing inside it .
Fortunately I had quite a easy breezy pregnancy and even a easy breezy delivery.
I would like to share some of my wisdom with the expecting  mom's with the hope that it may prove beneficial to them :

  1. Some of you may have a super nausea in the first trimester . I had and I was vomiting throughout the first 4 months . Don't worry , you cannot do about it . Just survive with this too shall pass . Alternatively you can find something which helps you in keeping nausea at bay . For me chat masala was a wonder magic . And meds like Ondem helps too ( But please consult your gynec before taking any meds)
  2. Please and please always consult your gynec before taking any meds even a mild one like ENO or Pudin Hara
  3. Be updated on all the upcoming tests done during pregnancy . For the first 7 months your gynec might call you once a month if everything is smooth . Be diligent in your gynec visits and do get all the tests done suggested by your gynec
  4. Please and please do take all your Folic , calcium and iron tablets as prescribed without missing a beat
  5. From 3rd trimester onwards , baby starts taking iron from your body which leads to depletion in Iron and rise  is sugar . Be cautious about having diet rich in iron throughout your pregnancy as often women in their 3rd trimester need to get supplemental iron shots due to low hemoglobin
  6. Never and never compromise on your exercise routine . Walk as much as much as you can and be as active as you can even in the 40th week of your pregnancy . Believe me walking is the key to relatively easy labour
  7. Avoid stress and avoid people who give you stress . Make yourself your first priority at your workplace and your home . You are pregnant , it's your rite to get all the preferences , if people don't understand that , don't fret , simply give yourself all the preferences .
  8. Once you enter your third trimester , avoid travelling through bumpy roads . If cannot , take a cushion for the extra support
  9. Invest in loose fitting and front open maternity clothes . They will come handy in the last trimester and will be super comfortable while feeding the baby
  10. Give a read on the painless delivery and other type of birth methods so as to make a conscious and quick decision on the D day 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Review of Revlon Photoready foundation in Medium Beige

Hey gurlies

How you all have been and how was your Diwali. Mine was awesome and I was on a long long vacation. Well that is the only reason I have for my absence.

Now I am back and with a review of one of my staple foundation for years - Revlon Photoready Foundation. It's available for Rs. 850 for 30 ml. Though it has been launched worldwide in 12 shades, it has been launched in India in 4 shades suiting more to Indian skin tone. The one which I will be reviewing today is Medium Beige - the shade suiting medium to fair skin tones. 


What does Revlon says about the Product

For poreless, airbrushed skin in any light, you need Revlon Photoready makeup. Photo chromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flow. Our complete, yet undetectable coverage results in a stunning finish. 

My take on the product



 Revlon Photoready foundation comes in a standard foundation packaging and since the bottle is made of glass, it needs to be handle carefully. In my foundation , the black cap on the top is loose and keeps opening in my bag so better be careful with that too. However nozzle on the top does not let the product spill and makes it convenient and  hygienic to use . Plus with the narrow opening one can easily control the amount of the product they need for application. 

The foremost thing you will love about this foundation is the coverage. It provides medium to heavy coverage and one can easily skip concealer after its application. It provides even tone to the skin and very effectively covers all the blemishes and scar points. The texture is neither too runny nor too thick and belnds smoothly  to the skin . However immediate after the application, your face may look shimmery but after few minutes the reflective shimmery particles will absorb giving your face a dewy luminous look . There is absolutely no whitish cast left behind nor it makes your face look cakey.The foundation is perfect for night parties but may look a little extra for daily wear or casual look usage. 

The reflective shimmer particles are the reason for the glowy  photographs and thus the name Photoready. Plus the foundation comes with SPF 20.

Do remember to hydrate your skin well otherwise foundation leaves dry patches on the face. Plus on oily skin or in the high temperatures, it may make your face look shiner then usual. I have a combination skin and therefore I have to hydrate my skin well enough before its application. However, I never faced the greasy shiny issue with this foundation barring the instances when temperatures were really high. 

The another amazing thing about the foundation is the longevity it gives on your wear time. I get the foundations on for straight 7-8 hours and not for once I have to fix it up. So it's a boon for this who need to spend those long long hours looking perfect and doesn't want to go through the harrisment of frequent touch ups. 

                                          Before                                            After

In the photos you can clearly observe that Revlon Photoready foundation lightens the skin, smoothens it and hide the flaws providing uniform shine to the skin. 

 I have been using Revlon Photoready foundation for quite some time and has not face any issue with the product. Price wise its reasonable . It's applicability is perfect for both the beginners and pros. It says on for long long hours and does not get greasy or patchy even after hours. The only issue in my case is not so sturdy packaging and the dry patches it's provide if my skin is not hydrated well enough. But then isn't this the issue with every foundation. Overall I am really happy with the product . 

My rating : 4.5/5

So have you gals tried Revlon Photoready Foundation ? How was your experience with it ? Which is your staple foundation?  Would love to hear all about it.

Till then,

Bbye

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Review of The Cuckoo's Calling


Hey Everyone

I am sure by now everyone must be knowing that The Cuckoo's Calling was actually written by J.K Rowling under pseudo name Robert Galbraith. This is Rowling's second book after Harry Potter Series. First one was The Casual Vacancy which received a mix response from the critics and the public. With The Cuckoo's Calling, Rowling has ventured into the detective fiction and I must say has shown a lot of calibre in writing about the same.





The novel introduces new detective to the world by name of Cormoran Strike who is a homeless practically jobless guy, has recently broken with his fiancĂ©e , is under huge debt and though being an ex army man is widely out of shape. He is not sharp suited or sharp featured like other detectives earlier portrayed but has a method of his own for finding our the clues and reaching the conclusion. While his financial and romantic life are falling into pieces, a supermodel Lula Landry dies in a mysterious way by falling from the balcony of her house which after a log of investigation is ruled out as suicide by the police and a new temp secretary - Robin enters Stike's office. Lula's brother is convinced that his sister was actually murdered and hence approached Strike to find out the real murderer. 

The story is based on busy London streets. It has all the ingredients of a crime novel - too many characters and each one wierd in their own way, uncooperative police cops , hidden clues and  more then one suspect. However regarding the quality  of crime detective novel, it is a little predictable and somehow I had a feeling that climax was reached abruptly. I wish she had built more on the misgivings of the finl culprit. 

The writing style conforms with the Rowling's one. It's strange that she thought of publishing the same under pseudo name. A detailed explanation of the characters and surroundings so as to paint a mental picture, it's so Rowling. But its a fresh deviation from the Harry potter series. The mix of clues and characters makes it a interesting read. 

I love the way she has built on the character of Coroman Stike -dark brooding from the start , he evolves into a smart detective and though raised in a humble modesty dosen't hitch from making ties in the world of celebrities and supermodels. Coming to Robin, she has been introduced as a secretary of Strike and has a funny side to her. Her character is built on very sweetly but intelligently and chemistry between  her and Strike is amazing. She contributes in her own way on the Lula Landry's investigation case . I really wish she had been given more weightage in the book. The little tidbits have been provided on Robin's and Strike's personal life and I have a feeling that the same will be touch more in detail in the subsequent books. 

Overall I feel , it's a must read for all the Rowling's fan. It's intriguing, engrossing and trust me you would not like to leave the book in between. Since Rowling has come out with another book in the series - Silkworm, I will soon be laying my hands on it. 

My rating :4.5/5

So have you guys read The Cuckoo's calling ? Which is your favourite crime detective novel ? Would love to hear all about it. Till then, 

Adios 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

NYX Advance Salon formula Nail Polish in English Rose

Hey everyone,

Today I will be reviewing my first NYX product on this blog - NYX Advance Salon formula nail polish in English Rose.

I am a big fan of nailpaints and my makeup shopping list always include hoarding on the nailpaints. Plus I love to try different brands. The only hiccup is that somehow I cannot bring myself to buy anything new apart from reds, pinks and oranges . Sometimes I choose nude or metallic colors too, but still there is a while lot of variety out there to choose and hoard :P.

This time I tried NYX . This is the first time I bought their Nail paint otherwise all I have heard about NYX is their famous blushes and eye makeup range. NYX has 144 colors in their Advance Salon Formula nailpaint range. 144 !!!! Can u believe that . How can one possibly make a choice in such a huge variety of color range. I mean you are spoilt for choices. And that's what love and absolutely adore about NYX everytime. Unlimited choices for everything. In my case I bought the first shade on display at Nykaa.com . The shade is English Rose and of course a one belonging to a pink family.





What does NYX says about the product 

One coat of this pro favourite polish is all it takes to transform your hands from ho-hum to haute stuff. With so many brilliant, on trend colors and 10 nail treatments, out salon formula system makes it easy to get sexy, salon quality manis and pedis without ever leaving home

My take on the product 

The nailpaint comes in a square shape transparent glass bottle with little tapering at the end and little detailing on the top of the black cap which makes it quite stylish and diffemt from the standard packaging of the nailpaints. The packaging is cool, trendy and travel friendly. The brush is wide and fanned and gives a smooth streak free  application.

The English Rose color is a bright pink color and looks really nice . It brightens the nails and gives a glossy finish . The two strokes and you are done with the opaque finish of the bright pink color. However though the formula on initial application is quite salon like , the glossiness fades after 8-10 hours and you are left with the matte color on the nails. The staying power is at par with the average range i.e. the color stays on for 2-3 days without chipping . These nailpaints are available for Rs. 350/- on Nykaa ,Amazon and other Online sites in India and for $4. 00 in other places. I could see them selling at discount at $ 3.50 on CherryCulture and other online sites. Price wise they are nothing compared to Maybelline but in the same range as compared to all other brands. 



The plus Side of the NYX Advance Salon Formula range is the astonishing variety of 144 colors where you can pick absolutely any shade you can think of and any shade you are not getting in any other brand . The downside is the early fading of glossy sheen. Otherwise I found the formula reasonably good. 

My rating for the product : 4/5

So have you guys tried Nail paints from NYX. Which is your favorite nailpaint brand ? Would love to hear all about it. Till then,

Cya




Monday, 15 September 2014

Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Pink Watermelon


Hey all the beautiful ones,

I love Lip glosses anytime more then the Lipsticks and lip balms and lip tints. Rather on all the latter ones, I prefer applying a coat of lip gloss since the glosses always give the lips that extra oomph factor.

Today I will be reviewing one of my favourite lip gloss in pink shade - Avon Ultra Glazewear in Pink Watermelon.

Avon has launched these shades in 48 variants but sadly in India they are not available online anywhere (maybe 1 or 2 shade here or there ) . It seems that Avon products could only be bought through their representatives. On can contact their representatives through this link Click Here. These lip glosses are available in India at Rs. 469/- and outside at $8.

The shade which I am going to review through this post is Pink Watermelon.




What does Avon says about the product 

Glazewear Lip Gloss is now better then ever ! With 23 new brilliant color - true colors in 3 fabulous finishes , designed for every skin tone , you're bound to find the one for you ! With true color technology , the rich color you see is the same color you get on your lips. Glide on a burst of brilliant shine , drenched in rich color. Lip nourishing formula moisturises  for an ultrasoft feel. 

My take on the product 

I got Avon Ultra Glazewear lip glosses in two shades - Pink Watermelon and Rich Raspberry. I bought these ones in the blog sale held by Shalini on her blog bbeautilicious.com. I will be reviewing the shade pink watermelon today. 

The shades comes in a sleek transparent packaging ( typical lip glossish types) with a black cap. The transparent packaging makes it convineient to identify the shade. The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. 

The gloss when swatch looks like a bright pink but on application has a sheer texture and a natural pink color. And though  it's shimmery , the shimmer particles just makes the shade glossier and dosent look OTT. The shade is lovely and really brightens the face. The gloss comes with a doe applicator which makes it apply evenly on the lips and gives a perfect pout to the lips. The texture is amazing and it gives such a nice shine to the lips. Though sheer , I am of the opinion that it may bring out the color even on the pigmented lips. Plus it can be easily combined with any of the pink color lipstick or lip balm. 

The gloss is not sticky and stays for 3-4 hours . However though it may survive light snacks , it definitely washes after having a full meal. 

The only downside I could see with this product is its difficult availability as one has to order it through Avon representatives and it's not available anywhere online ( atleast I couldn't find it ).

Overall I love this gloss for it's color , texture and glossy shimmer particles. It's my favourite in the pink category. I have also got Rich Raspberry in this range which is a sexy red shade. Will be reviewing it soon.




This is how it looks on me in person. For the look, I am just wearing Buorjois CC cream ( shade 34 Bronze) and Chambor Dazzle Transferproof smooth eye pencil in black. 


My rating for this product is: 4.5/5

So have you tried any of the glosses from this range ? Which is your favourite Avon product ? Plus if you know any alternative method of purchasing Avon products , do tell me . 

Till then , 

Loads of love