Friday, 24 February 2017

Hooked Onto : February 2017!

While I was a bit too late sharing my January favourites, I am on time this month. Yaay! I have a few interesting things which I am absolutely loving this month, less of beauty stuff, more about lifestyle this time strangely.  Take a look! :)

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Charcoal: Activated! The Man Co. Cleansing Trio : Review

I’ll let you in on a secret people; the elixir of radiant beauty could be lurking in your barbecue! Don’t give curious sighs yet, read on!
There is an increasing user and fan base for a new, (well, shall I say repackaged and revamped), trend that has taken the grooming and wellness industry by storm. The stuff I am talking about is charcoal and grooming products infused with charcoal, from shower gels to face masks and even toothpastes have taken us by storm.

A Little History :
The times were prehistoric and our ancestors followed the unusual practice of eating charcoal. Native Indians consumed charcoal mixed with water as a cure for ailing tummies and the aborigines have been known to use this for wounds.

Egyptians, back in 1500 BC, used charcoal to treat decaying wounds and intestinal disorders.  
Hippocrates and Pliny, recorded in 400 BC, the use of charcoal to treat a variety of diseases including epilepsy and anthrax.

A Little Science :
The therapeutic wonders of charcoal are because of its ability to physically trap other substances. Charcoal can bind to other compounds including various toxins, organic materials, gases, and even microorganisms thereby rendering them inactive.

Although the feel and look of charcoal is solid, it is primarily a carbon skeleton possessing a labyrinth of microscopic pores and tunnels.

Once applied, charcoal binds with the toxin particles forming a stable toxin-charcoal complex. Since the pores safely conceal the foreign particles, they do not get a chance to harm our tissues. This in turn prevents enzymes reacting upon the toxins thus eliminating the risk of poisons being metabolised and harming the liver tissues.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Hooked Onto : January 2017!

Don't even ask how we have been managing blogging and work. Smriti is in her final year of med school and I have exams for my masters degree just around the corner. Of course, the blog is suffering a little, but we are trying it post as much and as often as we can. So here is, a wee bit late, the January Favourites!

Hooked onto, January favourites, currently loving

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Luxurious Living with Prestige Glenwood and the Power of 3

Last Saturday, we at C&D had a new experience. We were invited by Prestige Group to check out their new villa project, Prestige Glenwoode, located at Budigere, off Old Madras Road and what a great experience it was to be on site and take a stroll around the campus. Of course, whatever I say will be explained much better in photos. So, take a peek for yourself! :)

New In - My Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer Stains : Review & Swatches

What are the perks of being a beauty blogger? (besides justifying all the products you buy? :D) Sometimes, you get to try a couple of products before they hit the market! A while back we had shared the My Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers with you all. Pureto berry blush stilll remains a favourite of ours and I think Smriti is currently using their Cherry Blossom variant. 

The first week of Feb/2017, saw the launch of 2 new Lip Moisturizer Stains - Flamingo & Pink Peonies, Black Rose & Grenade Rouge from the brand and we couldn't have been more excited to try them out! Take a look to know which one is our favourite..!

Monday, 6 February 2017

L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Color in Lolita : Review

Does anyone else feel like the spectrum of Shine Caresse is flooded with colours of Spring/Summer? It's like each of the different shades was perfected to make your pout gorgeous even under the harsh sun! We admire and worship this range, as you will know from our previous posts, and seeing them on sale.. *_* These babies were so coming home!!!

Swati and my Mom both are ardent fans of the shade Bella and then she also added Faye to her collection. Surprisingly, I didn't own any, so I got Lolita for myself, and Milady for my sister. Let's jump straight into it, ladies!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Maybelline Velvet Matte by Color Sensational - Mat 6 : Review

When Maybelline first came out with their Lip Polishes, I picked up Glam 19 and Glam 9, because the colours were gorgeous, and the packaging was so cute! Lipstick bullet inside a clear case, but oh wait, it's a gloss that unscrews from the other end! I remember being fascinated by it, running to the counter to investigate further :)

Maybelline Velvet Matte review, Maybelline Velvet Matte Mat 6 review

The lip polishes are old members of my stash now, and while I'm in love with their packaging, the formula is quite thick and glossy which I feel doesn't suit my full lips the best. So when the Velvet Mattes came out I was as excited as a bunny, but only purchased it a few months ago when it was so marked down on sale, I couldn't resist! Being a beautiful winter shade, it's time I shared it on the blog :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Aroma Magic Hair Revitalising Serum - Review

Since the past year or so I've been suffering from significant hairfall. I don't know if it is part of a normal cyclical turnover of hairs, or because of my amazingly skewed diet and deficiency of nutrition, I have been running from pillar to post in an attempt to rescue myself from baldness!

My arsenal includes castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, Patanjali's Kesh Kanti oil, rosemary essential oil, a couple of deep conditioners, and the latest is this revitalising serum by Aroma Magic. Unlike the other treatments which have to be washed off, this is something I can leave on my scalp post-shampooing and be assured that it is nourished.

Aroma Magic Hair Revitalising Serum review