Juicy Chemistry Lavender and Sage Hair Oil – Review

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I am going to review a hair oil from Juicy Chemistry today. I have been using their products for a year now and tried almost one from each category of products. They have amazing products from skincare, hair care, foot care, body care and lip products as well.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

The emollient and hair softening properties make this product a natural moisturizer for your hair. Adds softness and sheen to your hair while stimulating hair growth. With ingredients like almond oil, jojoba oil, lavender and sage essential oils, this oil blend prevents scalp inflammation while promoting thick hair.

  • Enriched with vitamins that promote hair growth
  • Light and fast absorbing
  • Provides natural hair with great luster
  • Provides new hair growth by improving elasticity and repairing dryness
  • Hydrating properties mean you have less breakage
  • The less breakage you have the more length you retain
  • Helps fight dandruff and itchy scalp
  • Encourages thickening of hair
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Massage adequate amount of the oil on to the scalp and massage gently from the root to the tips. For best results leave it overnight and rinse with mild shampoo.
INGREDIENTS:
Olive oil, Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Vitamin E oil, Rosemary essential oil, Sage essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Bergamot essential oil, Lavender essential oil, dried rosemary herb, dried senna flowers, dried lavender flower, dried mint herb.
MY REVIEW:
The Lavender and Sage hair oil comes in a plastic bottle packaging. They usually send all products bubble wrapped so there was no problem of leakage for any product so far. The oil is light green in color and has herbs which can be seen from the outside. There is no filter or pump, so when you take the oil from the bottle, you also tend to get herbs along with it, which is a little messy, because you either have to remove the herbs and apply or apply it with the herbs. It would be great of they had a filter like cap to filter the herbs from the oil.

The natural oils in the ingredient list moisturizes your hair to a great extent. I usually apply this oil  and wait for 20 mins and then rinse off with a mild shampoo. It makes your hair soft and shiny which is obvious because of the goodness of all the oils. The oil has a strong peppermint smell, so if you do not like oils with strong herb-like smell, then this is not the one for you. 
I use this oil once a week in my hair care routine and I have seen drastic changes in my hair. This oil also reduced dandruff and hairfall to a great extent. This oil also tamed my frizzy hair and made it shiny and moisturized. It also removes dirt thoroughly and since it is a thin oil, you can remove the oil in just one wash.
QUANTITY:
110ml
PRICE:
INR 600.
PROS:
1. Controls hairfall & dandruff
2. Thin consistency
3. Makes hair soft, shiny and moisturized.
4. Tames frizzy hair
5. Great ingredients and fully natural
CONS:
1. Packaging needs to be improved with filter.
2. Strong smell.
RATING:
4.5/5
FINAL VERDICT:
I love how this oil moisturizes my hair and leaves it shiny and soft. It also controls dandruff and hair fall. I would highly recommend this product to everyone.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY:
You can visit their facebook page to contact them and check out their other products as well.
You can order online here.
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Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal – Review

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I am back after a short break to review the Maybelline’s new launch Maybelline colossal super black kajal. I know all Indian girls love kajal and I am no exception. Kajal is a must in my everyday routine. And one of my most favorite kajal is the Maybelline colossal kajal and I have used around 15 of them. Even if I wish to experiment any other new launches, I would always have a backup of the colossal kajal.

PACKAGING:

The new Maybelline colossal super black kajal comes in a black and yellow paper packaging with all details at the back of the pack. The actual kajal comes in a black twisted pencil form and looks classy than the previous yellow packaging.

MY REVIEW:
I love how they have improved the intensity of this kajal. The kajal is of jet black shade and is extremely pigmented. It glides on so smoothly that you would just need a single stoke of the kajal to get that deep intensity. It gives a bold look to your eyes and you can easily smudge it below your waterline to intensify it further,

They say it stays on for 16 hours but I tried it for 12 hours and it did not smudge even a bit and stayed fresh without fall offs. Since this is creamy and extremely pigmented, you need to remove it well, because it can stay on your waterline for long hours.

This is a perfect kajal for everyday makeup, perfect for office and college goers. It gives a neat and clean look to your face and brightens up your face because of the intensity and deep jet black color. You can also use it on your eye lids as a eye liner and it works perfectly well.

PROS:

1. Jet black color
2. No smudging
3. Highly pigmented.
4. Soft Texture.
5. Waterproof.
6. Suitable for everyday use.
7. Long lasting.

CONS:

NIL

FINAL VERDICT:

There are no drawbacks in this new launch of Maybelline, which is enough to say that it is a great product! I would highly recommend this product to everyone.

RATING:

5/5

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L’oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer Review

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So today I am back with another review, L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer. If you want to know the top 10 primers in India, please let me know in the comments.

What is the use of a primer?
Primer seals open pores, especially the minute pores below your eyes, right where your cheeks start. It makes skin smooth and soft. It is non-comodogenic, meaning they wont clog your pores and irritate the skin. It makes it easier to apply makeup and makes your makeup to stay on for a long time.

Packaging:

L’oreal base magique primer comes in a transparent tub packaging, a glass jar and a plastic cap. Again, there is no pump dispenser, but I really don’t care because it is a thick product and it might not spill or you might not have issues taking the product from the tub. Some people find it unhygienic to dip fingers into the tub to take out the product but I am okay with it because we can never expect everything to be perfect always.

Texture:

L’oreal base magique primer has a very thick, creamy consistency, which is very very very soft. It almost feels like powder when you feel it between your fingers. It is pale purplish-pink in color and has no definite fragrance.

My Experience :

When I started using it, I loved the way it sealed my pores. It did definitely make my makeup stay on longer but did not prevent it from becoming oily. I love the way this product glides smoothly on the skin. It does not make my skin feel greasy or oily on application. It did not clog my pores. Overall, this product stood up to my expectation.

Foundation blends easily and smooth and since it has a thick consistency, you will only require a little amount of the product to work on your face. This primer contains silicone and it does not settle in fine lines.

Price :

Rs. 950

Quantity :

15ml

Pros :

1. Gives a smooth and soft finish to the skin.
2. Does not make skin oily or greasy.
3. Makes the foundation last longer.
4. Only a small quantity is required.

Cons:

1. Jar packaging, some people might feel unhygienic.
2. Contains silicone.

Final Verdict:

I love this product to bits mainly because it is glides on smoothly, gives a smooth and satin finish and makes my makeup stay on for a long time. Yes, I would highly recommend this product to everyone!

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5 Products I will Repurchase!

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In this blog post I will be reviewing 5 products which I keep repurchasing again and again. I have normal-oily skin and I always had hyper pigmentation problems. But these 5 products worked wonders for my skin.

1. Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face wash


Any Indian girl would have had at least one tube of this product in her life. Yes, Himalayas face wash is a huge hit in India especially among college goers. I have heard a lot of people praising this product and so do I. It does a decent job of cleaning your skin, after all, what more can you expect from a cleanser. It gives a clean and fresh feeling to your skin, and maybe that is why this product was a huge hit.

2. La Shield Sunscreen Gel

I got introduced to this sunscreen by a dermatologist back in Chennai, when I told her that most of the sunscreens I have used made my skin oily, dull and greasy. She recommended this sunscreen to me and the best part about this sunscreen is that it works like a primer. It does not make your skin oily, spreads onto your skin like a powder or like a silicone based primer. And it perfectly guards my skin from harmful rays because it has SPF 40 with PA+++ Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB. The only drawback is that, this sunscreen is available only in certain pharmacies in Chennai and it is always out of stock when I try to buy it online.

3. Aloevera Gel

This product is my all time favorite. Alovera gel is hydrating and gives a cooling effect to your skin, also, if you have sun burns or rashes, it is said to treat and heal them. I use this everyday in my night time skin care routine and I always wake up with soft, supple skin. I use this as a moisturizer during summers.

4. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

I have extremely dry skin on my hands and legs, and since the time I started using this product, I did not face any dryness. I had visible scars on my hand, due to an allergy, and after using this product, the scars diminished. I would never replace this product with another ever in my life. I use it only during the night mainly because it does not have SPF.

5. Nivea Lip Butter

Nivea lip balms have worked amazingly well for me. I use this lip balm everyday and it does its job well, it keeps my lips well hydrated.

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L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All In One Transforming Powder Review

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Today I am going to review the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique Compact Powder. This product was recently launched by L’Oreal and after reading reviews about this product, I decided to give it a try. What impressed me more is, this compact powder has SPF 34 and PA+++. I personally prefer applying a moisturizer and compact whenever I go out during summers. And since Singapore has hot and humid climate throughout the year, compact powder is a must for my normal-oily skin.

When it comes to choosing the right shade for my skin tone, I always choose the shade exactly matching my skin tone or a little darker than my skin tone but never lighter. If you have read my blog post where I reviewed L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation, I have mentioned that I bought the shade darker than my skin tone, because the exact shade was not available.

I chose the wrong foundation shade so many times until I finally got an idea on how to choose the right foundation for your skin tone, which I will be covering in another blog post.

PACKAGING :

L’Oreal Mat Magique Transforming Powder comes in a stylish white and fuchsia packaging, and has a clear plastic lid. It has compact powder in one compartment and mirror and sponge in another compartment. I like this kind of packaging because the product does not transfer to the mirror and it is easy to travel with. The sponge that comes with the product is good to use for touch up.

TEXTURE:

The texture of this powder is silky and soft and gives a satin finish to the skin. It blends so well when used with liquid foundation. I use it with L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation, and it blends seamlessly and gives a your-skin-but-better kind of feeling. The oil control is pretty average and stay on for 3 hours after which you will need a touch up. I tend to get a little oily T-zone after 3 hours. It mattifies and gives a smoother finish to your skin.

SHADES :

It comes in 5 shades. I am in shade “G2”.

  • G1 Vanilla Ivory 
  • G2 Golden Ivory 
  • G7 Golden Amber 
  • N2 Nude Vanilla 
  • N6 Nude Honey

LIKES:
1. Affordable price
2. Gives a satin finish and makes skin looks smooth.
3. Affordable
4. Attractive packaging.
DISLIKES:

1. Nothing much except that it makes my T-zone oily.
FINAL VERDICT:

If you are looking for an affordable compact powder for everyday use, then I think that your search ends here. I love this compact powder and I would definitely recommend this product to everyone!

RATING:

4.7/5

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Egg Mask For Long And Shiny Hair | Fast Growing Hair Treatment – DIY

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to share a DIY egg hair mask. You can make this at home very easily and it makes your hair softer, smoother, silkier and stronger. This hair mask also prevents dryness and it is very moisturizing.

You can use either the yolk part of the egg or just the white of the egg or both depending on your hair type.

Egg White – for oily hair and scalp
Egg yolk – for dry brittle hair
Whole egg – for normal hair

Ingredients Required:

1 egg
1 whole lemon

Steps:

1. Take either yolk/egg white/whole egg (depending on your hair type) in a bowl.
2. Squeeze the whole lemon and add the juice to the same bowl.
3. Whisk the mixture well.
5. Take partitions of your hair and apply the mixture all over your scalp using a hair brush.
6. Put your hair to a bun and cover your hair with a shower cap.
7. Let it sit for 10-15 mins and then wash your hair with shampoo.

Notes:

1. Lemon reduces the smell of the eggs to a certain extent. If you don’t like the smell of eggs on your hair, you could use only the egg white with lemon.
2. Lemon also reduces dandruff  and makes your hair shinier.
3. Never use hot water for washing your hair. Use only warm water.
4. I apply this mask once a week and it has tamed my frizzy hair and also made it softer and shinier.

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Shopping Tips!

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Everyone loves shopping, but there are some important things to do which can make your entire shopping experience even more enjoyable. Here, in this post I will be compiling certain to-do’s while shopping which reduces stress after shopping and also prevents money burning a hole in your pocket.

So lets get started,

1. Deciding on a budget

Before you start shopping or when you plan to shop, always keep in mind to frame a budget keeping in mind your other expenses.Always focus to shop a little lower than the framed budget. Now this can be tricky, when you want to shop for a certain amount, we always tend to shop a little over the budget, but when you focus lower than the framed budget, you will avoid feeling guilty of over spending and not crunch on your other expenses.

2. Eat and Shop.


Always remember to step out for shopping right after eating a meal at home. You will save some money from eating out or if you want to shop for long hours, you will save a meal. Never shop on a hungry stomach, because you will not be able to make decisions or have a calm mind while shopping on an empty stomach.

3. Shopping Companion



When you shop with your friend, your mum or your family, always keep in mind that its important to take suggestions from them. But its equally important to listen to your mind. So never compromise on anything you like, take suggestions from others and decide for yourself. The final decision should be yours completely. This way, you will avoid thinking and getting depressed about something you liked but did not buy.

4. Online shopping Trap

When you shop online, always cross check if the website is trustworthy. Read reviews and shopping experiences while shopping in a website for the first time. Never shop without knowing about the website, their shipping procedures or hidden costs.

5. Use Coupons

These days coupons are so famous and available for food, clothing, salon, grocery and what not. Always search for coupons for that particular purchase. Even if you get a 2% or 5% coupon online, it will save you some money. There are certain websites, that solely advertise coupons, always have a check on those websites if you tend to shop a lot.

6. Make a List


Make a list of things you need, and the things you have whenever possible. I have a planner in my handbag, a notepad at home, so whenever I need something I write it down n take it with me while I go for shopping. It is very important to write down the things you have, which avoids buying the same thing over and over again.

7. Payment Option

Always try and pay using your debit card. If you have to use a credit card, always see to that you don’t cross your budget/limit. This always avoids the hassle of paying bills next month. I have seen many people who spend beyond their budget by using credit cards and struggle paying bills next month.

8. Keep yourself Hydrated


Always carry a bottle of water with you when you shop. Shopping can be tiring, especially shopping in a mall can be even more tiring because you have to walk and spend so much of energy. So keep yourself hydrated so that you don’t get dehydrated and tired.

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Hair Conditioning – Oiling Routine for soft shiny Hair – DIY

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Lets talk about deep conditioning the roots of your hair. Coconut Oil is one of my favorite oils and it works wonders on your hair. It is one of the cheaply available oils in India. Ancient Indians have used it religiously on their mane and in every household in India we hear our grandparents telling us to use Coconut oil for our hair.

Now, coming to the benefits of Coconut oil, it has amazing properties and also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin E and Iron. But always make sure that the Coconut Oil that you use is 100% organic and chemical-free. I use homemade Coconut oil which is available in Kerala, India where you can almost find coconut oil mills/homemade coconut oil in every street. So it is always 100% organic.

Things you will need:

100% coconut oil
A big bowl
A small bowl
Cotton pad
Comb

Heat the big bowl half-filled with water and while it is heating, take some coconut oil in the small bowl and carefully place it on the water in the big bowl. Take care not to immerse the small bowl, as bowl should only float on the water in the big bowl. This is called double boiling technique. Always do not heat the oil directly on flame because it might cause damage to your roots. Once the coconut oil has heated up, remove the bowl and touch the oil with your fingers to see if the heat is bearable. If it is bearable, take a cotton pad and dip it in warm oil, take sections of your hair and dab the cotton ball on the roots of your hair. Similarly divide small potions of hair ising a comp and dab the oil, so that your scalp is completely oily. Now comb your hair and tie it to a bun and wait for 30 mins to 1 hour and then rinse off completely with a mild shampoo.

                                   

Points to Remember :

1. Always use 100% organic coconut oil.
2. The oil should be warm, not too hot/cold.

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation: Review and Swatches

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Trying out new foundations is not really new to me. But then, this time I wanted a foundation with light to medium coverage or a foundation that can be applied everyday. And adding to it, it must not make my super oily skin like a disco ball! With so many conditions and requirements, I was in search of a foundation before I could land in Singapore. And honestly I did read reviews about this, but reading reviews has only made deciding even more difficult for me as I tend to carefully invest on cosmetics these days.


Adding to the confusion, the SA handed over the shade #330 – CLASSIC TAN to me when I asked for the product. And it did appear slightly darker than my skin tone, and it still appears the same. But the shade lighter than Classic Tan was a tad bit lighter for my skin tone. which simply means, they did not have the shade matching my skin tone. But I had to had to buy this foundation, for the only reason that it was a liquid to powder foundation, which means the liquid foundation transforms into powder on application.


So I picked up the shade “330 – CLASSIC TAN” and after trying this out i found that it somehow matched my complexion on blending.




PRODUCT CLAIM:

Get the ultimate un-makeup look with Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 18. Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish. This foundation is so amazingly lightweight it’s like wearing no makeup at all! Just shake and apply – it’s magic!

MY REVIEW:


This is a liquid to powder foundation which is light weight and provides less coverage which can be build-able to medium coverage. The liquid foundation is thin and runny and has no noticeable fragrance. The foundation comes in a frosty glass bottle with no pump or dispenser, which is a major drawback for the product as you can get messy handling the product and also not travel friendly.




The foundation almost gives a no-makeup look and this foundation is suitable if you have clear or good skin. Because it gives a light coverage, you will need a concealer underneath the foundation if you have blemished skin.


This almost gives a semi-matte finish to your face and my face felt oily on my T-zone after 5-6 hours. This is a perfect everyday foundation, which is long lasting and stays on for 5-6 hours, also, you would not require to set this foundation with a compact because it already provides a matte to powdery finish.



Being a liquid to powder foundation, it is not suitable for women with dry skin as it tends to get the skin flaky. Also it barely covers any under eye pigmentation or redness.


LIKES:


1. Light weight foundation

2. No-makeup look / everyday foundation.

3. Semi-Matte finish.


DISLIKES:


1. Packaging.


FINAL VERDICT:


So, except for the packaging, I did not have any dislikes about this product. Yes it did turn my T-zone oily but only after 5-6 hours. And this foundation is also long lasting so I would not expect anything more from an everyday foundation. So this product is definitely a MUST-TRY!


MY RATING:


4.5/5


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Have A Happy Day With These 5 Morning Rituals!

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Having a good day or a bad day is completely unpredictable. But you can somewhat make your bad day a better day by following some rituals. Your mentality in the morning sets the mood for the rest of the day.


I feel that everyone should do this because being positive and spreading positive vibes is more important these days. It not only makes you happy but also makes people around you happy.

So lets get started,

1. Wake up to something you love


Now this can be ANYTHING you love. it can be your mobile phone, a cup of coffee/ tea, morning walk, cuddling in bed, cuddling with your pet or whatever. Just give some “ME” time and do what you love first thing in the morning.

But also keep in mind to set a time for this, because you don’t want to run late. If you can afford just 2 mins of your time to one thing you love, do it first thing in the morning. I always like to have a cup of tea when I wake up, and this keeps me energized throughout the day and keeps me active.

So do something which you look forward to everyday!

2. Plan your day



Even if you are a stay-at-home-mom, plan your day. Have a to-do list for your day and stay disciplined and consistent. Nothing feels better than the satisfaction you get at the end of the day when you have done everything on the to-do list.

I usually have a notepad to write down my ideas and plans and I also maintain a planner with the to-do list. I make sure that I stay consistent and it makes my day productive and happier. There are a lot of applications on the internet to plan your day but I personally prefer the old school way.

3.Have a healthy breakfast


NEVER SKIP YOUR BREAKFAST. This makes a huge impact on your mental and physical health. When you start having an early and healthy breakfast everyday, you will surely notice a huge difference in your lifestyle.

I usually have porridge and boiled egg for breakfast but not always. And I also make sure I have a heavy breakfast so that i feel full and I have the energy to start the day. I have also noticed that I complete most of the work successfully during the mornings because I feel energetic and happier.

4. Spend some time for exercise


This is something most of us don’t do or neglect in our life. I usually dedicate 20 mins any time during the day for my workout. It can be a brisk walk, climbing the stairs, yoga or any form of exercise. But I make sure I do it continuously for 20 mins a day.

5. Inspirational quotes



Last but not the least, I try and spend at least 15 mins a day to talk to someone who inspires me a lot. I spend time with my husband and I get inspired talking to him because I personally feel that he can spread positive vibes and gives me ideas and insights and teaches me how to approach certain situations in life.

You can always go to the internet and search for motivational quotes, there are a lot of quotes in pinterest or talk to someone who motivates and inspires you. Some people might find it weird to read motivational quotes but I feel it actually works because whoever you are, you need an inspiration and motivation to keep going.

Alright, hopefully you got some ideas or inspirations through this post and how to make yourself happy everyday. Practice makes a man perfect and by following these simple rituals in your life everyday you can make your life happier.

I would also like to tell you, if you are always thinking of not-so-good-things, you will continue to to do that. But if you practice to keep yourself happy, it will definitely become a way of life.

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