29 Sep 2016

9 easiest hairstyles in flat 10 minutes to flaunt this Durga Puja!

No Indian festival is complete without sweets, ethnic wear and jewellery. We Indians celebrate every festival with the same enthusiasm and zeal. And yes we also dress up with the same enthusiasm. They say Indian gals look their best in a saree and that's not all, their mane has also been talk of the town for ages.

When getting dressed up, we must pay equal attention to the hairstyles as we do for our costumes and makeup. Today we bring to you the easiest still elegant and appealing hairstyles to sport this Durga Puja. Before heading to the post let's take a look at Outfit ideas for Durga Puja and Makeup looks for Durga Puja. This is a collaborative post with Shwetali from Not So Hard To be Pretty and Dipti from Gorgeously Flawed

Here we go

1) Classic braid
The ever green classic braid goes well with sarees as well as traditional wears. To add to its charm adorn a gajra or some big motifs.

2) French braid
This one is for the thick mane and also helps to keep falling hair in place. This one best suits the traditional wears.

3) Half up and down hairstyle
Half up half down hairstyle is for girls who don't like tying up their hair but would also like to keep their hands off from their hair. A simple clip or half up hair with bun best suits this hairstyle. The half done hair can be curled a bit or straightened depending upon your choice. Variation ofcourse is entirely your choice.

4) French roll
Classic french roll is for woman who love classy hairstyles along with classy ethnic wears. You can adorn a motif on one side to enhance this classic hairstyle.

5) Classic bun with puff
Classic bun goes well with the typical saree worn during Durga Puja. When adorned with a gajra it takes your look to a whole new level. Red bindi with bold makeup suits this hairstyle.

6) Easy relaxed hairstyle
During festivals we can appear hyper or excited. Although no harm in it, a little bit laid back hairstyle will trick into making you feel relaxed.

7) Simple bun for medium hair length
We have something for medium hair length too. Why girls with long hair should have all the fun, right?!! Just kidding :D. Medium length hair will perfectly tuck into this hairstyle and a small flower will definitely make the efforts worth it.

8) One side swept hairstyle
Keep it simple silly. Some gals actually live by this motto and this hairstyle is designed for them. Just sweep your hair on one side and tuck some hairpins on opposite sides so as to keep them in place. Straight, wavy, curly anything goes well in this hairstyle.

9) One side swept Fishtail braid
Some might find fishtail braids during festivals boring. But definitely not after looking into the below picture.

So this was the compilation of the easiest hairstyles which can be done by ourselves. During festivals everyone at home is very busy and who gets the time to visit parlours everyday (some do manage!!!). So why not try these hairstyles and flaunt your mane? Suggest some easy hairstyles to add up to the list.

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28 Sep 2016

Pocket Friendly Facial Scrubs for Oily Skin Type!

Guest post by Bhawna D.

Hello all,

Though Dubai is landmarked as the place wherein Oil mines are in abundance; facial skin of oily skin type fellas does not willingly accept her defeat. Instead, churns on her factory machines so as to work for an extra few hours! Our major concern remains to liberate ourselves from that unrequired grease. Thus, we skip upon moisturizers and scrubs. Facial scrubs are usually cream based which provides intense hydration and extra shine to the face. Solution? You say “Ditch those bad boys”! I say “Dig in more ‘cause there’s a vast sea out there”! *wink*

So without further delay, let’s dive in for what works well on an oily skin!

Raw Rituals Black Magic Face Scrub INR 400 for 75 grams
Ingredients: French Green Clay, Activated Charcoal, Grinded Whole Wheat Oats, Grinded Almonds, Rice Flour, Wheatgrass Powder, Turmeric Powder, Zeolite Clay, Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Essential Oils of Turmeric & Peppermint.
Experience - The thing that paved way to my heart was the fact that this scrub comes in a powdered form; hence easy to customize as per your skin type. If you have dry skin, all you need is some milk and then scrub the impurities away. But since this post is dedicated to ladies of my kind, with oily skin, all you gotta do is add in few drops to moisten your fingers and rub it in circular motions onto your face. The granules might feel slightly coarse in case you have acne bumps. They reduce in size as you proceed with the scrubbing process. It has a medicinal smell which I fail to recognize and it ain’t too mild either. Or is it my extra long nose that managed to inhale fragrance of rice from a floor below while coming back from school! *LOL*  You would feel an immediate cooling sensation as well because of peppermint. The best part, it manages to make your pores gunk free and you are left with a perfect matte face but not stretchy or dry.

AVA Spring Pond Collection Face & Body Scrub (Oily Skin) INR 300 for 80 grams
Ingredients: Purified water, glycerine, aloevera gel, licorice extract, mulberry extract, ashwagandha extract, mint oil, lemongrass oil, tea tree extract, apricot & walnut scrub, color, base q.s
Experience - I received this scrub in my September Fab Bag and though I had least expectations out of it; miraculously, I fell in love with this one! The fragrance of this scrub is citrusy, reminding me of lemongrass. The texture of this scrub is thick and I love the fact that instead of a cream base, it has a gel base, which makes it appropriate for the oily skin type. The granules are extremely minute, making it perfect for acne prone skin. It gives mild exfoliation and brightens up the face post scrubbing. It removes excess oil, leaving the skin soft to touch. Also, this one too gives off a cooling sensation due to mint added into its concoction.

Fuschia Green Tea Face & Body Scrub INR 200 for 50 grams
Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Green Tea (that’s all what the packaging mentions)
Experience - Now, there remains some of you who aren’t really into a complete deprivation of hydration. I still haven’t wound up my list and this one is dedicated exclusively for you! *wink*

You go Girl! I got your back! :D
This scrub smells exotically sweet and though the base remains to be that of a cream, this cream is kinda lightweight. It has fine scrubbing elements which gives mild exfoliation. It would be super friendly with people who have combination to oily skin type. After the wash, this does not leave off the skin, instead provides little hydration. Like a two in one product, after this you may skip upon an additional layer of moisturizer. The aloe vera within, helps in soothing up acne/pimples and the granules do not irritate them.

That’s all for today!

PS -  all these have natural ingredients. So double party! Which scrub is your favourite? Comment down below.

Until Next Time,
Take Care <3

Author Bio
Bhawna, a coffee lover, is the editor and owner of Think It Over blog. She is doing her post graduation in Literature and is an aspiring poet and writer. When her poetic side takes over, she ends up writing rhyme verses on her blog.

26 Sep 2016

Unboxing The Nature’s Co Terrific Three BeautyWish Box September 2016

Hey gals,

Just day before yesterday I received my September 2016 BeautyWish Box, Terrific Three. This is my first ever beauty subscription box. I am more than excited to unbox it. Let's see what was the theme and what all I chose.

As The Nature's Co embarks on a journey to it's 3rd successful year, it was a time for a new, improved and customised version "Make your own" BWB that allows us to choose from gorgeous array of deluxe size and full-sized beauty products in a dedicated theme.

Being Anniversary Special the theme was a shoutout for all their hero and best sellers (products). We had an option of personalising our box by selecting any three our of 9 deluxe sized products to make it more fantastic. I could choose only 3 products as I had opted for Terrific Three Beauty wish box. You can read more about the customization here. The Terrific Three BeautyWish Box costs 395 INR on which 100 INR shipping charges are levied. So total it costs me 495 INR and we could also avail COD option. Extra COD charge isn't levied (thank god!!!) Below are the products which I have chosen.

Irish Moss Body Butter
For dry skin slather on whipped Irish Moss Body Butter - 35 ml (1295 INR for 270 ml). It contains Irish Moss extract which has soothing, protective and nourishing properties that work wonders on your skin. Apply this rich creamy butter onto skin daily.

Raspberry Facewash -
Get baby soft, supple and pinkish skin with this sweet smelling Raspberry facewash - 15 ml(496 INR for 125 ml). It's antioxidant and soothing cream, no foam formula gives you soft smooth skin.

Watermelon Facewash
Say goodbye to age spots, wrinkles, fine lines with out refreshing and super hydrating Watermelon facewash 15ml (695 INR for 175 ml). It is rich in vitamin A, C and anti-oxidants which slows down the skin ageing process. It also repairs and soothes sun-parched skin giving you a youthful, radiant, and even toned skin.

Overall am not that happy with the size of the products, since all products are not of same weight or quantity. But still it's good to try out samples before trying the full sized products.