Sunday, 30 April 2017

Hooked Onto : April 2017

I cannot believe that April is over already! Where is this year flying off to?! 
I have my exams coming up in the 2nd week of May and I am so nervous already! Let's see how they go *fingers crossed*
Anyway, with another month, comes a new favourites here's what I really digged in April! 

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Shaving Part I : Gillette Venus Breeze Session with Kalki Koechlin

Hello everyone! 
If you have been following our blog closely, you would probably know by now that when it comes to hair removal, we have pretty much stopped waxing a long time back. Who has the time to schedule a salon appointment these days or the patience to wait till the hair grows back completely?! 

No way. So when it comes to hair removal there are 2 methods I prefer these days....epilation and shaving. 
While epilation is a good method & my most preferred, it does take time too. So when  I am in a hurry I reach to shaving. 10 minutes in the shower and I am all done!

Gillete Venus is probably the first name that comes to most of our minds when we hear shaving for women in India, doesn't it? 
While we have reviwed the Venus razor long back on the blog, the latest variant Gillette has to offer is Breeze  which is about making shaving more convenient.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer : Swatches, Review

I tried my hand at contouring finally around July last year and after the first few tries, I really liked how it carved some cheeks out of all the chubbiness going on and also made my jaw line a bit sharper! Boy, was I missing out on things! :D

So, while I picked up the Freedom Bronzed Professional (full review here) initially as a beginner, the makeup lover in me had an eye on theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer since the very beginning! 
Don't think that the Freedom one did not perform well, it did, and I still use it many days....It's just that a makeup geek can never stop at one! :D
And ever since I have tried the Mary Lou Manizer (reviewed here) from the brand, I had been dying to try out more products from theBalm.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Zara Woman, Pear & White Flowers EDT : Review

I don't know about you, but when I am in Zara, I cannot leave the place without taking a stroll by their fragrance shelves. I found one of my favourite perfumes in Zara about 2 years back (more on that one some other day...soon!) and ever since I always look out for more :)

On one such random stroll, I found the Zara Pear and White Flowers. One whiff of this one and I was sold! Not to mention that they had the fragrance in a small bottle with a roller ball head, making it super ideal to carry in your handbag (and I had been on the lookout for a perfume I could carry around!). It seemed like this was made for me :) :)

Zara Pear and White Flowers EDT, Zara Pear and White Flowers EDT review

Friday, 21 April 2017

Summer OOTD #1

Summers are pretty much intolerable in our country. And this year Bangalore has been sorching as well. Gone are the rainy windy evenings that were so typical of the city.
So, what do you do when the temperature is rising with each passing day? Keep those full pants and jeggings away and pull out your stack of shorts to dress comfy!

Here's a quick OOTD we did on one such summer evening.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

March 2017 Empties!

These empties posts are being such a saviour and actually making me use up instead of just stashing them away. It is also being a great way to see what are the things I keep repurchasing (which make it to the HG list). So here's what I have used up in March :)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

OGX Gravity-Defying & Hydration O2, Weightless Oil + Lifting Tonic : Review

I have a thing for bi-phased products. It feels almost like alchemy, like there's a pinch of marvellous science in my stash!

That's what you get with an over-active imagination. My thoughts run amok too easily :D

This spray by OGX (earlier called Organix) is however, a brilliant potion that looked too pretty to give a pass, and turned out good enough to warrant a blog post with just 3 weeks of use!

Monday, 17 April 2017

SoulFlower Ocean Minerals Rose Geranium Bath Salt : Review

Who loves Aromatherapiiieeeeeeee?! WE DO!

Now that's called starting the post with zeal :D

Returning to our hero of the day, SoulFlower Bath Salts is one product that everybody needs in their lives, and that's why every member in my family has their own personal jar. Do NOT judge the blatant over-indulgence!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Summer Skincare!

Many of you have been asking about my skincare routine and since summer is already driving us mad, I thought of doing a post of my Skincare Essentials for Summer. Of course, some of these products  are a regular part of my skincare routine throughout the year. But these are my top picks for summer. Read on!

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Makeup Revolution London Strobe Highlighter, Moon Glow Lights : Review

A lot of you kept requesting a detailed review of this one, instead of first impressions, so here it is! The new Strobe Highlighter is in the spotlight today, and it will steal your heart like a lovable rouge!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Summer Essentials!

It's only the start of April and the heat here in Bangalore is almost becoming unbearable. I do not even want to think of the cities that experience hotter temperatures! 
We will be doing some summer related posts over the next few weeks along with reviewing some products well suited to battle the hot days.
Up today are my Top 5 Summer Essentials and some product recommendations. Take a look!

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Friday, 7 April 2017

Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sunscreen Gel SPF 20 : Review

 Hello, hello! Summer's here! And with the heat comes skin damage, photo-ageing and all the things we whole-heartedly want to avoid.

I am a sunscreen chameleon. I keep a few different formulations and switch between them according to the needs of my skin and the demands of the weather. One of them is this gel by Aroma Magic, a brand I absolutely worship. If you're looking for a sunscreen to combat high humidity, this is it!

Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sunscreen Gel review

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise HydraFresh Deep Boosting Essence : Review

Last summer, I had mentioned how I like to change my skin care routine according to the season. Spring draws the line between the more emollient products I own, and those which focus solely on hydration. Simply put, creams and butters are for winter as they form a barrier against the cold and prevent loss of moisture from your skin.
As the temperature rises, our skin needs to perspire in order to keep cool. Using creams hinders this mechanism and hence breaks you out. Hydrating products quench your skin's thirst because of all the sweating, and do not block your pores which may lead to break outs (unless you're allergic to an ingredient, of course).

So that's that and now you're all familiar with the fundamentals! So let's check out this hydrating essence that promises to boost your skin!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The Body Shop, Mango Range : Review

Clear the way for the King of Fruits!!

You have to admit that we Indians are obsessed with mangoes. It is probably one of the very few things we look forward to as summer approaches, and with the heat already scorching us, what time would be more suitable to share The Body Shop Mango Range with you?

Can we get a squeal from all the mango lovers? :D