Un-boxing- ‘Beauty Trippin’ Fab Bag May 17

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I received my Fabbag on 4th May this month. The theme of this month’s Fabbag was ‘Beauty Trippin’ The bag I received had ‘Eat Sleep Travel Repeat’. I loved the bag. It is sturdy and a little bigger than the usual size. It is perfect to be carried while traveling.

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This time there were 6 products. Let’s see them one by one:

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  • Johara Pro Shine Nail Colour Maroon Magic (Full size 10ml) – Rs.250/- I haven’t tried the Johara Pro Shine Nail Colour range before. The packaging was nice and sturdy. This range is available in 13 shades of which I received the maroon magic. I personally prefer softer shades and this color wasn’t something I would have picked. But the good thing about this rage of nail paints is that it dries quickly. The paint applies smoothly on nails. I am definitely going to try a different shade from this range soon.

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  • Inatur Olive Cleansing Milk (Full size)- Rs.225/- for 100ml- ‘Inatur’ is known for its organic and pure products.  This cleansing milk is soap free and nourishes my sensitive skin. It is infused with contains olive, chamomile, Geranium oil, jojoba oil, honey and lavender. It removes the make up easily. Leaving behind a moisturized skin.

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  • Soap Square Foot Soak (Deluxe size 79g)- Rs.400/- for 140g- The Soap Square Foot Soak is infused with crushed rose petals and rose oil. The organic Himalayan and Epsom salts are used. It is perfect for the summer heat and the smell relaxes the mind and the body.

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  • Elize Premium Sanitary Pads (Rs.100 for 2 pads)-  Elize is a premium sanitary napkin brand. Each napkin is packed in a ziplock that makes it easy for disposal. It has a bamboo charcoal strip that kills odor and has a soft cotton top to prevent any irritation. I also received a 10% off discount coupon for my future purchase.

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  • Veet Ready to Use Wax Strips (Rs.99/- for 8 strips) –  I haven’t used any cold wax strips before since I have a sensitive skin. Tested under dermatological conditions and accredited by the British Skin Foundation. This is with an aloe extract and is suitable for sensitive skin type too. I am yet to try this.

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  • Esence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up 02 (Matt Beige) (Rs 499/- for 16g) – I received a damaged product which came as a shock to me. They claim to QC all the products before sending them across. I don’t know what happened this instance.  The mousse was completely dry and unusable. I sent an image of the mousse with the Fab Bag team and they were prompt enough in assuring me a replacement within a week.

The total value of the bag is Rs 1573/- . The bag has more products than the previous bag and apart from a small glitch of the damaged product (that they have promised to replace) I am quite happy with the products I have received.

You can get a 3 month subscription for this bag at Rs 1599 here

Un-boxing- ‘Spring- Fling’ Fab Bag Apr’ 17

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The ‘Spring- Fling’ Fab Bag April 17 arrived at the beginning of the month and the bag did look very spring summery. It is a pretty floral patterned bag. There were six options in the bag and I received the one with gold and purple. It looks quite vintage and is quite durable.

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I received four products in this bag, one full size and three sample sized products. Let’s take a look at each one individually:

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  • SUGAR As Nude As It Gets SPF 15 Compact: 01 Latte (Light shade for Porcelain/Fair complexion) (Rs.699/-) FULL SIZE

Sugar is on a roll! They launched new lipsticks, new nail paints and now their new compact range is out in the market. The shade was for us to choose. I went for the shade 01 Latte. During summers it is very important to absorb oil and keep the make up in place for a longer duration. Additionally offering a sin protection also helps. This product takes care of a these needs. Besides this the product just blends into the skin making it look natural. The packing is quite sturdy and chic with a matte finish to it. I quite liked this product and will continue using it.

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  • Ayorma Radiance Glow Deep Exfoliator (Rs. 499/- for 100 gm) SAMPLE

This exfoliator is cream based and contains walnut granules. I think it might be a little harsh on the face. If you use walnut based scrubs on face you can try this out. It does smell refreshing and is perfect for a travel kit. This might last for 6-8 usages.

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  • Hedonista Fresh Face Scrub (Rs.1045/- for 105 gm) SAMPLE

This is a gel based scrub with coconut and strawberry seeds as key ingredients. It smells blissful. The scrub is gentle on the face and removes dead cells, giving a fresh glow to the skin. This is a perfect summer product and also apt for a travel kit. This might be good enough for 8-10 usages.

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  • Sand for Soapoholics Heavenly Dew Bathing Bar (Rs 275/- for 100gms) SAMPLE

Just look how pretty this bar looks! It’s so cool and refreshing. The bar is gel based and has chunks of coconut exuding soothing coconut smell. I love the Marker’s and Spencer’s Coconut and White Orchid shower gel. This bar comes quite close to it.

Over all the ‘Spring- Fling’ Fab Bag April 17’ contains all the products that are apt for summer. But they could have included one more sample product or given a full sized product.

You can get a 3 month subscription for this bag at Rs 1599 here

 

Un-boxing- ‘Go Get It, Girl’Fab Bag Mar’17

This month I received my Fab bag by 3rd of March which made me very happy. The theme for this month was ‘Go Get It, Girl’ since International Women’s Day was round the corner. The March 17 Fab Bag has everything a girl needs to take on the world! This bag had more products than the previous two bags I received. This is my third bag and I simply love this entire concept of receiving new products every month!

I received this bronze orange color criss-cross textured bag which looked very sturdy. It has a carrying hoop on one end. Team Fab Bag had given an option to choose from a previous bag or the new March bag which was not unveiled. I went ahead with the new March bag because I like the element of surprise it brings with it and I was not at all disappointed.

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This bag contained 6 products. The products I received were:

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  • Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick 06 Nude Love- (Full size): Rs.180/- The shade of the lipstick was offered to choose and I went ahead and selected the shade Nude Love. I wanted something that would work for a regular work day. I liked the shade and it is enriched with Vitamin E, nourishing the lips when applied, making it perfect for daily us.                                                                                                                               Nail laquer
  • Sugar Tip Tap Toe Nail Lacquer Matte in shade 07 Carpe Crème (Full size) Rs.199/- I have started using the brand Sugar after I subscribed to the Fab Bag. Sugar has launched their range on nail lacquers in 17 shades. The shade I received was 07 Crape Crème and I simply loved it. It lasted on my nails without chipping for a week.  I am going to purchase more shades from this range. IMG-20170326-WA0003
  • Kronokare Flower Powder Face Toner – 55ml- This is a brand that I haven’t tried in the past. This toner claims to be made of distilled flower water and has purifying properties of lavender. It reduces the size of the pores and enhances the glow. This was a deluxe sized product and I am yet to try this.                            Shower Gel
  • Moha Herbal Shower Gel- 30ml- This shower gel is Aloe Vera based, infused with neem and tea tree to enhance the effects on application. It aims at detoxifying the skin and also has antiseptic qualities to prevent any sort of infections. This product is perfect for this month’s bag since the heat is setting in. This again was a deluxe sized sample product.                                          Sun Block.jpg
  • Ayorma SPF 40 Sun Block- 10g- Sun block is important for anyone living in the tropical region.  This product is infused with SPF 40 offering protection from the sun. It also claims to reduce melanin production and minimize skin imperfection offering a flawless skin.  Think it is quite similar to BB cream but the main purpose of this product is to offer sun blocking.  It was a little dry for my skin so I had to mix it with a moisturizer while application.Concealer
  • Lollipops Paris Anti Cernes Concealer-Light Beige- This product is something that I really didn’t appreciate receiving as much. I had already received the concealer in my last bag which was much better than this brand. This was a liquid concealer with SPF 15 and Vitamin E. The product I received looked a bit tampered with. I tried this product but it was too dry and cakey. I don’t think I am not going to use this again and my bag could do without this product.

 In all, I received 6 products in my March 17 Fab Bag, out of which my favorite products were the Sugar Nail Laquer Matte and the Moha Herbal Shower Gel.

Fab Bag* costs Rs 1599 for a 3 month subscription! BUY ONLINE

Un-boxing- ‘Go Get it Girl’ Fab Bag Mar’17

This month I received my Fab bag by 3rd of March which made me very happy. The theme for this month was ‘Go Get It, Girl’ since International Women’s Day was round the corner. The March 17 Fab Bag had everything a girl needs to take on the world! This bag had more products than the previous two bags I received. This is my third bag and I simply love this entire concept of receiving new products every month!

I received this bronze orange color criss-cross textured bag which looked very sturdy. It had a carrying hoop on one end. Team Fab Bag had given an option to choose from a previous bag or the new March bag which was not unveiled. I went ahead with the new March bag because I like the element of surprise it brings with it and I was not at all disappointed.

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This bag contained 6 products. The products I received were:

Lipstick

  • Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick 06 Nude Love- (Full size): Rs.180/- The shade of the lipstick was offered to choose and I went ahead and selected the shade Nude Love. I wanted something that would work for a regular work day. I liked the shade and it is enriched with Vitamin E, nourishing the lips when applied, making it perfect for daily use.                 Nail laquer
  • Sugar Tip Tap Toe Nail Lacquer Matte in shade 07 Carpe Crème (Full size) : Rs.199/- I have started using the brand Sugar after I subscribed to the Fab Bag. Sugar has launched their range on nail lacquers in 17 shades. The shade I received was 07 Crape Crème and I simply loved it. It lasted on my nails without chipping for a week.  I am going to purchase more shades from this range.                                                                                              IMG-20170326-WA0003
  • Kronokare Flower Powder Face Toner – 55ml- This is a brand that I haven’t tried in the past. This toner claims to be made of distilled flower water and has purifying properties of lavender. It reduces the size of the pores and enhances the glow. This was a deluxe sized product and I am yet to try this.                                                                              Shower Gel
  • Moha Herbal Shower Gel- 30ml- This shower gel is Aloe Vera based, infused with neem and tea tree to enhance the effects on application. It aims at detoxifying the skin and also has antiseptic qualities to prevent any sort of infections. This product is perfect for this month’s bag since the heat is setting in. This again was a deluxe sized sample product.     Sun Block
  • Ayorma SPF 40 Sun Block- 10g- Sun block is important for anyone living in the tropical region.  This product is infused with SPF 40 offering protection from the sun. It also claims to reduce melanin production and minimize skin imperfection offering a flawless skin.  Think it is quite similar to BB cream but the main purpose of this product is to offer sun blocking.  It was a little dry for my skin so I had to mix it with a moisturizer while application.                                                                                        Concealer
  • Lollipops Paris Anti Cernes Concealer-Light Beige- This product is something that I really didn’t appreciate receiving as much. I had already received the concealer in my last bag which was much better than this brand. This was a liquid concealer with SPF 15 and Vitamin E. The product I received looked a bit tampered with. I tried this product but it was too dry and cakey. I don’t think I am not going to use this again and my bag could do without this product.

In all, I received 6 products in my March 17 Fab Bag, out of which my favorite products were the Sugar Nail Laquer Matte and the Moha Herbal Shower Gel.

Fab Bag* costs Rs 1599 for a 3 month subscription! BUY ONLINE

Un-boxing- ‘The Pucker Up’ Fab Bag Feb’17

I have recently subscribed to the Fab Bag for a year. I was contemplating whether to review it on the blog or not. But then I though why not? There is no harm in adding a flavor to the blog, right 😉

I have already received the Jan’17 Fab Bag and I was quite happy with it. Those who follow me on Instagram must have seen a glimpse of it. I received the Feb’17 Pucker Up Fab Bag last week.

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The products came in a cute white pouch imprinted with pink and purple lips and lipsticks. Getting the hint from the bag it was quite clear that this bag will be a lip product heavy one. Let’s see each product one by one.

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  • Sugar Liquid Lipstick Smudge Me Not 06 Tangerine Queen (Orange Coral) Full size (Rs.499) -Sugar cosmetics launched their new range of liquid lipsticks. I received an email from Fabbag to choose a shade of my preference and I went with Tangerine Queen (Orange Coral) since I have very few shades in orange. This clearly was my favorite product from the Feb Fab Bag. This liquid lipstick lasted long and also settled well. But if your lips tend to dry easily I would recommend using this with a non tinted lip balm.

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  • Matra Holistic Lip Care in Kiwi- Full size (Rs.199) I am a lip balm hoarder and this was a new brand for me to try. I received the Kiwi variant. This product is 100% natural and also infused with SPF, offering protection from sun. The product is barely tinted. It has a nice fruity scent to it. It is not the best in its range but worth a try.

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  • Just Herbs Lively Clean Honey Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Gel- 50ml (Rs.230) This is a honey based for face exfoliation and cleansing from “Just Herbs” It is gentle on the skin and smells great too. I love natural products, especially for the face since they are gentle on the skin. After usage my skin felt refreshed and cleansed. This is not a full size product but 50 ml will easily last a month, two months if used twice a week.

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  • Makeup Revolution the Matte Effect Concealer Stick- (Rs 550) I received this shade in MC 1. The concealer stick is smooth on the skin and settles easily. Though I thought it was a bit dry. I tried using both by direct application from the stick and by dabbing it on a brush and preferred the later one.

Over all I quite liked my Feb Fab bag and I would give is 3.5 stars. You can subscribe to the Fab Bag here

 

Farewell Jan!

I can’t believe that we are already bidding farewell to the first month of 2016.

Amongst many resolutions, one of my resolutions for the year was to click more, better photos & upload them on the blog. I love reviewing books but come on; everyone needs variety right? 😉

So here we go……

Some coffee and a fashion magazine is the formula for a perfect afternoon. (Barring the siestas) 😉

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My new dairy is my daily dose of inspiration

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Jan has been a season of weddings! One after another…. Love this time cause I get to apply mehndi!

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I know this is a bad image but I had to upload it. This is a very spicy Indian street food known as the bomb. It has carved potato as the base filled with sweet and spicy green sauce, sev, coriander, raw mango amongst the other fillings. One bite and all your taste buds come alive!

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Arm candy for the day!

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Fruit cakes are such a good break from the chocolate cakes….

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A long night drive, winter and a bon fire!

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Night sky with lighted kites on Makarsankranti…. Such a picturesque moment. I wish I could have done more justice to the image.

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When all fails, cupcakes come to rescue!

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A special homemade dinner…

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Paan…. It is the best way to end all meals

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My experiments with cooking: Bread Manchurian in the making.

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As I said the wedding season has kicked in and we all need a few tips on the trends this year!!! J

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How is your year coming up???

Only people with Glasses will Understand this!

Living under the compromised visual circumstances is a daily struggle. Watching Tv and just falling asleep without leaning over to pace your glasses is something people with glasses will never experience. Here are the many problems we bespectacled folk encounter on the regular:

1) This applies specially to the fashion concious people out there. Finding the right frame for your face. You have to keep up with the latest trends in glasses, may it be rimless or huge square nerd glasses, we will have to follow it. Going through rounds of specs changes just to find the perfect fit.

2) When I look back at my old photos with specs, I am embarrassed and wonder how I ever let myself be clicked like this.

3) People consider you to be a nerd, boring and in my case arrogant.

4) Impromptu sleepovers are not an option. If I have to go for a sleepover I have to make sure that my lenses case solution and a pair of glasses are there with me. (Unless, the friend I am going over at has an extra lens case.)

5) Lenses and keeping up with the latest glass fashion burns a whole in our pockets. But who cares it is eye care after all.

6) As much as I love rain, stepping out wile it pours in glasses is a task.

7) Kissing while wearing specs is very awkward & inconvenient.

8)  Wearing specs becomes even more difficult when suffering from cold.

9) Those marks that glasses leave on your nose when worn for longer hours is a big turn off for all those who love flawless skin.

Thank God for lenses. But whatever the case maybe sometimes I love flaunting my nerd look, it definable makes me look smarter than I actually am. 😉

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