The savior for us girls, when Aunt Flo visits town ?

Elize cotton sanitary pads review

These days finding unique products to try has become quite an easy task all thanks to target marketing and sponsored links in social media. I am sure most of you women would have seen this brand flashing on your Facebook page. Well, thank Lord that it did at least for me. Because I am a woman who suffers from PCOS and PCOD and it's just cray cray!! Gosh, the acne issue, hair thinning, weight gain, and dear Lord the terrible mood swings along with a very angry Aunt Flo when she is visiting ( if you know what I mean).

The best taupe nail paint with purple duo chrome

Nykaa nail polish in violet macaroon swatch

Lipsticks, I can get away with buying just one shade, as it happens quite frequently. But for nail paints, I always get multiples. I don't buy nail paints very frequently. I hadn't actually bought a single bottle for over a year, simply because, I didn't need to. I had every shade imaginable when I was very much into nail art a year back (still into it, but just got lazy). And when recently, those old ones started to disintegrate, I loosen my purse string and bought some unique shades which I had never spotted before.

Juvia's Place Nubian 2 palette review and swatches

Juvia's Place has gone literally all over and has become a cult favorite. Their shadows are known for their high pigmentation and excellent quality. I have already written about the mini Masquerade palette, you can read the post here. They are now sold by many social media sellers here in India at a much higher rate. So, if you have someone in the U.S who can bring it for you, then I would say, think no more and just get this.

Innisfree It's real squeeze mask in tea tree

Innisfree It's real squeeze mask in tea tree

Sheet masks are a cheat's way to impeccable skincare for a lazy girl or a super busy mom or any person on this planet earth who just cannot take time out to do elaborate steps. The first time I tried them were through who were sending free sheet masks to bloggers and raise awareness on this staple Korean staple skincare item. Most of whose brands I was unaware of and whose packages and information were written in Korean. So, I tried most of them literally unaware of what skin type they were for. As a result, my skin had bad reactions, which only aggravated by acne problem many folds. So people with sensitive and acne prone skin, be sure to check all the details first before trying them. And if something is written in a language you cannot make out, it's only wiser not to try them.

May'17 Empties

May Empties

I am posting after ages, and that too an empties post which was supposed to go live in April. The sole reason being, my one and only humble camera is not working. I had taken few pictures which I was not able to retrieve and now my camera does not want to take any pictures also. It's like it got a mind of it's own and is refusing to co-operate with my continuous abuse with it. Sometimes it works and sometimes shows me the not so friendly finger. I have a regular point and shoot one, and I do want to buy a DSLR, which is in my wishlist and sadly which currently I cannot afford. Sigh! I have to get my camera fixed.

Couponsji : An Indian coupon website

Couponsji Website Review

How many of you are addicted to online shopping? I know, I am. Gosh, I just got way too lazy to go to the mall, look for things, stand in the long queue to try them, and then again stand in the long queue to bill them. All that seems to be way too much of a hassle for me nowadays. And why to do all that even? When I can get the same stuffs online, may be at a discounted rate even. Exchange or return them hassle free if they don't fit. All of it in the comfort of my pajamas, pillows and bed.

And don't we all love to see our favorite things on sale. And if they are not, then we always look for a way to get them at a good deal. Does movie tickets booking via PayTM ring a bell for you? I used to feel envious on my friends residing at the US, when they used to tell me about their great deals and how cheap they buy stuffs with coupons. I only wished, that we had the same access here in India. I used to always google for coupons before making online purchases, but never found any valid ones. Matter of the fact is, I never found any coupons which actually worked. And most of these website were loaded with malware and viruses, scary huh!!

Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50 Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch Sunscreen

Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50 Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch Sunscreen

Don't we all need sunscreens now! We need it all year around though, but forever more, during the summers. Being an oily skinned girl with sensitive acne prone skin, our sunscreens should not clog pores and breakout and also give the desired sun protection. Vichy sunscreen does all that, and is truly one of the best in the market for acne prone skin.

The Nature's Co Aloe Vera After Sun Gel

The Nature's Co Aloe Vera After Sun Gel Review

It's that time of the year when all we want at the end of the day, is something to calm the skin, and revive the skin from irritation caused by continuous sweating. And God forbid if your day job requires you to run around under the hot sun! You need something to rehydrate the skin instantly, and helping in removing suntan also in the process. Exactly what I while I was planning my trip to Goa. So bought this.

Lay & Aura Sandal, Nagchampa and Jasmine Soaps

During my recent vacation in Goa, in our hunt to get souvenirs at reasonable price, we stumbled upon a shop near Baga which were literally thronged by foreigners mostly Russians and British, who I came to know were regulars each year. The shop had variety of things to buy, hand fixed price and honestly the best price around. Most of the shops were charging way too much even from us Indians too. 
When I was looking around the store for things to buy, what I noticed that many Russians had these very rustic and organic looking packages literally in bunches in their shopping basket. I could not peep into their baskets to figure out what they were. But, my initial thoughts were, may be they were incense. Anyone would have thought so as, the whole shop was smelling of a mix of sandalwood and flowers. At last, I could stop these heaps at a corner and only then I came to know that these were soaps and so strong are their scents that the whole shop were smelling of these.

Jivavrksa Herbal Face Pack Review

I am a face pack on and chill kind of a person, more so in the summer when a different kind of skin problem starts to creep in, as soon as spring is done playing peek-a-boo with me. The darned skin starts to get oily, starts to accumulate dust and dirt like a little girl collecting shells at the sea shore, and also starts befriending enemies in the name of acne, skin irritation due to heat and sweat and sensitivity due to scorching sunshine. By the way this time of the year is not probably the best time to follow what Helen Keller said, 
'Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do.'
You better keep that pretty face covered, taken care of, or else you would have to deal with a different kind of shadow altogether, if you know what I mean.

Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

Jivavrksa has only handful of products all natural, organic, hand made and chemicals free. I have already posted about their face wash which I am quite enjoying. Today I am going to share my thoughts on their hair wash. This is no shampoo and is a mix of herbs which supposedly cleanses hair and scalp. Basically this is belongs to the no poo technique of hair wash.

Sebamed Anti-ageing Q10 Lifting Eye Cream Review

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Cannot believe I am finally writing about this. And I could finally get out of my "will put out a post tomorrow for sure" phase. This is so long over due guys like since last year long! I have been using this eye cream since last year, yes since November mid if I can recall correctly. And this tube is finished already long time ago. I am saving it to put up on an empties post, if I do not get into that lazy  "will put out a post tomorrow for sure" phase again.

Yves Rocher Quelques Notes d'Amour shower gel

Yves Rocher Quelques Notes d'Amour shower gel

Recently I tried Yves Rocher products for the first time with their Sebo Vegetal line and I just loved them. During my purchase I did also buy this shower gel, and for all the right reasons. Firstly, I need a new one, previous one got over. And secondly, this is paraben free and has 98% natural ingredients. 

JivaVrksa Herbal Face Wash Review

I am sure all of you, including yours truly here behind this post, have our favorite "take the day off" cleanser. The one you trust with your whole heart and soul to get rid off makeup, dirt, grime, mascara, Kohl and what not by the end of the day, after you retire at home in your favorite pj with your favorite show to binge watch. Currently for me, that show is Orange is the new black. My God I am addicted and don't know why I took this long to start on it. 

But, do you have a "take the night off" cleanser? Or you just use the same cleanser twice? Do you really need that heavy duty cleanser at morning when your skin is renewed from overnight skincare and a gentle mild one is just enough to give you a fresh feeling.

Iba Halal Care Luxury Facial Soap in Saffron Sandal

Iba Halal Care Luxury Facial Soap in Saffron Sandal

Do you use soap to cleanse your face ? I often do when I use hand made organic soaps with quality ingredients. I have been seen products of this brand on many blogs and decided to finally give it a try with their soap at first. I got the variety of saffron and sandal, a small 25gm of size.

O3+ Brightening and Whitening Face Wash

Certain things I like about shopping with Nykaa that they are at times very generous in adding free gifts to your shopping cart. They do give you options to choose from, sometimes they are good and one is spoilt for choices. On other occasions, ummm! not so much. This particular face wash was a free item for one such occasions.

Introducing JivaVrksa

You know how much I appreciate natural skincare and am specially fond of brands who put their soul into crafting the best 100% natural skincare. Being in India can never get you far from Ayurveda. And I feel proud that us Indian women, believe in the bounty of nature than chemicals. I am sure all of you, have seen your mother, grand mothers, aunties relying most on homemade DIY's for their skin care. 

The Mini Masquerade Palette by Juvia's Place

The Mini Masquerade Palette by Juvia's Place

Lately, have I not been posting about things which I really really like ? And today's post is no different. Ever since Youtube went crazy for Juvia's Place I wanted to get my hands on them. So when a friend was coming down to India from U.S. I bought myself two of their best sellers, the Masquerade and also the Nubian 2 palette. I got the mini version of the Masquerade palette whose pan sizes are equivalent to Mac single eye shadows and costs a bit less too. There's no way I could have hit pan with the regular sized one, the pan size of whose are like a Mac Blush, like huge for a eye shadow!

Khandige Kumkumadi Taila

Khandige Kumkumadi Taila Review

All you women out there and some of you men who loves taking care of your skin, and who thinks facial oils are not for oily skin, let me burst your bubble. It's a myth and should not be indulged when you have such a gem of a product available in the Indian market at such an affordable price. Yes, this little thing is a miracle in a bottle!

Things I got from Goa


If you follow me on Instagram then you already have been bombarded with pictures from Goa as I spend last week vacationing there with my husband. Needless to say, we had amazing time there, like who ever had spent a bad vacation in Goa, riiiiiight! In between all the eating, going to places, we did some shopping too. And there are certain things that you should bring back from Goa and I got some of them covered.

Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin Toner Review

Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin Toner Review

A toner, an integral part of the CTM routine, and makes a huge difference on skin with or without it. I have tried many and there are few of them, available in the Indian market which are absolutely amazing for acne prone skin. This happens to be one of them.

Nykaa So Matte! Lipstick in Taupe Thrill

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick in Taupe Thrill

Ever since Nykaa launched their line of lipsticks, they have surely been a cult favorite of many bloggers and Youtubers. People were and are still raving how good these are in terms of quality, pigmentation, packaging and my God the price. Ask me why I got this lipstick after such a long time since launched ? The reason is due to its then available shade selection. It did not have any unique shades in their initial launched collection, which I did not already had in my kitty. And also from numerous swatches that I have seen online, I noticed that some of the darker berry shades which I thought to get, swatched very patchy. So, I played safe and got Taupe Thrill. One thing I know for sure that I would wear this shade daily and would use up way before the expiration date. Recently, Nykaa has added many beautiful shades to their Fall line which I might consider purchasing in the future.

Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Zero Blemish Gel Cream

Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Zero Blemish Gel Cream

The major problem which people which oily skin has is to find the perfect moisturizer. Many even skip moisturier thinking, they have oily skin and they don't need moisturizer. The matter of the fact is without using anything to hydrate your skin will end up making it more oily. Excess sebum production is skin's defense mechanism against lose of moisture.

Nyx Matte Lipstick in Merlot

Nyx cosmetics has the some of the best stuffs in the market. Their stuffs in the US are much affordable than their Indian counterparts, but nevertheless would not burn holes in your pockets. For example their lipsticks, specially these matte ones, are priced at Rs 625 only, which I feel is quite affordable when the quality is so damn good. This particular lipstick variant is nothing new and has been around for quite a while. Since I am a lover and collector of matte lipsticks, hence one of this kind had to be added to my kitty. And this winter season I did wear to my heart's content.

Paperboat launches Chikki

Paperboat has gone nuts and oh my for such a sweet reason. Recently they launched the much loved, probably the most widely adored Indian snack, the humble 'Chikki', the Indian version of peanut brittle. A nutty, crunchy bar made of jaggery and peanuts.

Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Cleansing gel

Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Cleansing gel

Yves Rocher is a brand which I had been spotting from a long time in Shopper Stop, but never stepped into their display, thinking it would be too expensive. And somehow I would get swooned over by the SA and end up spending a lot of money. But to my surprise when I spotted them in Nykaa, I was quite surprised to see that these are actually affordable. I would not say that they are budget friendly but still one can easily loosen their purse string for them.  They have the similar price tag like The Body Shop products. So I got couple of products and today I have a post about this face wash, which I never expected that I would end up loving so much despite its SLS content.

First empties of 2017

I particularly love empties post. This kind of posts helps me to finally draw a conclusion on a product and make my "hit" or "miss" list. Things had been piling up for a while until I had a considerable amount of empty bottles to throw out. And here I am with the first empties post of this year.

The perfect MLBB lipstick !

LA Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick in Snuggle

Had this ever happened to you ?

You are very ill and already been bitten by the lipstick junkie bug a bit too hard. You have to visit the doctor and he is quite cute. But you are worried which shade of lipstick to wear so that the doctor don't think you are actually crazy and refer you to psychiatrist.
That's me !

A foiled eyeliner !?!

Milani Cosmetics Fierce Foil Eyeliner Black Gold Foil

Let's talk about something interesting today. A foiled eyeliner. The makeup world has become to innovative and nowadays we get everything starting from eye shadows to lip products in foiled texture. So why not an eyeliner then. I have never come across an eyeliner of this kind until I spotted them on Milani website. They call it fierce foil eyeliner and has 4 options to chose from. I chose the Black gold foil. And today's post is all about that.

The Herb Boutique Highland Radiance Face Scrub

I have been posting quite a few products from The Herb Boutique. If you want to know more about the brand do check my earlier posts. Today I am going to share all about this face scrub which I just absolutely love. The last face scrub which made me go gaga over was from Ma Earth Botanicals. In between everything else was just meh! Now me having a acne prone skin and a very sensitive one, I just cannot try something which would be too harsh for my delicate facial skin, so I am always hunting for ones which are soft but still gets the job done really well.

Just Herbs Advanced Ayurvedic Pimple Treatment

I think till now I have tried almost everything that Just Herbs has to offer especially for oily and acne prone skin. This face pack is not from my recent trials, in fact I have been using this since summer. It's long over due I know, but its only justified to give natural skin care products a good amount of time to adjust and show results and then write about how truly good or bad they are.

Nykaa Haul

The thing with being a blogger, even with there are favorite products which works really well, still trying something new is always exciting. And when all of my skin care products hits pan mostly at the same time, its time to shop. And I shopped all of these.

Milani Cosmatics Illuminating Powder In Amber Nectar

Milani Cosmatics Illuminatiing Powder In Amber Nectar

Happy New Year Guys. I hope you all had an amazing New Year's Eve, I had a great one with my friends. Can you believe we are already three days down on 2017. I have a feeling even 2017 is going to pass with the blink of an eye just like its predecessor. It still feels to me that it is only couple of months when I got my Milani Cosmetics product via Ship out from USA services, so I have time to write about all these cuties. Cannot believe that it has been almost 6 months since I have been using this.