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28 Mar 2016

25 Mar 2016

Win a jewellery box in Facebook giveaway

To Time for a giveaway to win a jewellery box (without jewellery ofcourse). We will have 1 winner and will win one box shown in pic (whichever is available at the time of dispatch), winner will be announced after giveaway is over. Read the rules as well as terms and conditions before taking part.

Rules
1) Like Paper Concepts on Facebook

2) Like Golden Rim on Facebook

3) Share the giveaway post on your profile as public.

4) Tag 5 friends in comments section below and answer the question 'Why would you like to win the jewellery box?'

Terms and conditions
1) No tagging celebrities, inactive accounts.

2) Giveaway runs for 8 days from 25th March 2016 till 1st April 2016.

3) The giveaway is sponsored and am not sending the prize. I won't be held responsible for any inconvenience faced by the winners.

4) Plus hate comments, rude behavior will get you blocked.

5) Winner Decision will be final by sponsorer team and you cannot challenge it. In this case you will be barred from future giveaways.

So take part and have fun. You never know you might be the winner :) :)

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24 Mar 2016

Important notice regarding disqus comments

Hi all,

I am hereby informing that Disqus has encountered some problem while loading comment threads and loading new threads on every blog post.

I have tried all solutions available and finally I have redirected goldenrim.blogspot.in to goldenrim.blogspot.com (that is removed country specific redirection)

So those willing to be comment via smartphone might have a problem, please comment by typing goldenrim.blogspot.com.

Any inconvenience caused is highly regreted!!
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22 Mar 2016

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Kallos Chandan and honey facial cleanser Review

Today we will be talking about Kallos Chandan and honey facial cleanser. Let's directly go to the review.



Brand claims
Ingredients and direction for usage


My experience
The Chandan and honey facial cleanser is housed in a normal facewash packaging is very bright orange. I liked the colour of the packaging. The facewash is tangy orange in colour. The facewash smells like incandescent stick of Chandan. The fragrance doesn't linger much though.

The facewash foams well and cleanses the skin quite well. But it is not at all drying. But may strip oil for dry skinned beauties. It aggravates the dry patches if you have already. I have a dry patche near my nose and that was dried further after using the facewash.

The In
  • Attractive colour packaging 
  • Travel friendly and budget friendly 
  • Contains honey and Chandan oil
  • Removes excess oil from oily skin

The Out
  • It would be good if it doesn't contain artifical colour
  • Not for dry skinned beauties



Price and Shelf life - 75 INR for 60 ml with a shelf life of 2 years

Availability - Available on major shopping portals. Buy here

Recommendation
Yes if you are looking for affordable facewash and have oily skin and you want to try out different facewash. Dry skinned beauties may skip this.

Tell me your thoughts plus yes urls...
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20 Mar 2016

17 Mar 2016

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Kallos Deep Pore Cleansing Milk Review

I regularly use cleansing milk for cleaning my face and neck. I have used Ayur cleansing milk all of my life and recently switched to Himalaya Herbals cleansing milk. Let's see the review of Kallos cleansing milk today .





Brand claims
A rich cleansing milk, comprising aloevera and glycerin, blended with lemon oil, lifts surface impurities and removes excess oil while maintaining the natural balance of the skin.

Ingredients

My experience
The cleansing milk is housed in a smiliar packaging to the mositurising lotion from Kallos. But the cleansing milk being thick in consistency it becomes difficult to dispense the product sometimes.

The cleansing milk is thick, creamy in nature and slight yellowish in colour. The fragrance is lemony and citrusy due to the preaence ofor lemon oil. It effectively removes oil, sweat and grime from face. As for makeup since I don't put on much makeup, it effectively removes the lipstick, eyeliner and BB cream. I have swatches below to demonstrate my point.




The thicker consistency makes a little difficult for the product to be removed by moist cotton balls. But the product works well. After cleansing it leaves the skin soft, fresh and clean.

The In
  • Sleek and travel friendly packaging 
  • Removes dirt  sweat, grime effectively
  • Removes makeup effectively except some eye makeup
  • Contains aloevera and glycerin 
  • Contains lemon oil 
  • Leaves the skin soft and fresh 
  • Doesn't irritate the skin
The Out
  • A little runny consistency would be better
  • A little more quantity for the price 

Price and Shelf life - 175 INR for 100ml with a shelf life of 2 years

Availability - Available here and on Shopclues

Recommendation
Yes I would definitely recommend the Kallos cleansing milk as it effectively removes the makeup and dirt from face. I would love a little runny consistency for more application ease and removal as well. Overall the cleansing milk is a good option to try out.

Tell me your urls and your favourites.
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14 Mar 2016

Goldenrim Facebook Giveaway

Time for a giveaway to win handmade earrings <3 <3 <3 . We will have 2 winners, each will win one earring , winner will be announced after giveaway is over. Read the rules as well as terms and conditions before taking part.

Rules
1) Like Risham Jewellery​ on Facebook

2) Like Golden Rim​ on Facebook

3) Share the giveaway post on your profile as public and tag both the pages

4) Tag 10 friends in comments section below. Only one comment per participant.

Terms and conditions
1) No tagging bloggers, celebrities, inactive accounts.
2) Giveaway runs for 8 days from 14th March 2016 till 21th March 2016.
3) The giveaway is sponsored and am not sending the prize. I won't be held responsible for any inconvenience faced by the winners.
4) Plus hate comments, rude behavior will get you blocked.
5) Winner Decision will be final by sponsorer team and you cannot challenge it. In this case you will be barred from future giveaways.

So take part and have fun. You never know you might be the winner :) :)

NB - Head over to Facebook page for more details....
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11 Mar 2016

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Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil Review

I have been using oil to get rid of dark spots over years and have already written a post on this method, you can read it here. Using oil for getting rid of dark spots us not only effective but also most natural way. Today's review is about a skin lightening oil which claims to reduce dark spots. Let's see if it lives upto it's claims or not.

Brand claims -
This powerful skin oil provides the purest, most natural and effective way of reducing dark spots & pigmentation, delivering essential nutrients into your skin’s upper layers. Revealing lighter, brighter, radiant and youthful looking skin.

Usage : Gently massage every morning & night on clean skin using upward circular movements. I have used it only at night.

Key Ingredients : Turmeric Oil, Saffron Oil, Winter Cherry Extract, Curcumin Oil, Licorice Extract, Orange Oil, Chamomile Oil, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, Lime Oil, Alium Cepa Extract, Piper Betel Extract, Laksha Oil, Cedrus Deodara Oil, Saussurea Lappa Oil, Katuki Oil, Rasna Extract, Shatawa Oil.




My experience
Firstly, let's talk about the packaging, it is a plastic bottle with a plastic nozzle and metallic screw top. The packaging makes it difficult to dispense the product and dispenses more than required amount. It would be great if it had a drip nozzle so that oil could be dispensed drop by drop.

The fragrance of the oil is strong citrusy which maybe bothersome to some people. If applied it in small quantity the fragrance doesn't feel strong nor does it linger.

Now coming to the usage I applied the oil at night before bed and left overnight. The oil is very lightweight and is not at all sticky or greasy. I used it on my almost faded acne scars and it has helped some of them disappear. I am also using it on pigmentation patch below my lower lip and it is showing slow effects. It's inevitable since natural products take time and patience for results. But the results are ever lasting. The oil is very effective in getting rid of acne spots, dark spots and pigmentation. But if you have very dark spots be patient it will take some time to reduce them but they will be reduced for sure.


The In
  • Impressive ingredients list 
  • Free of Parabens, SLS
  • Free of Harmful Chemicals & Colours
  • Budget friendly product
  • Less amount is required so product lasts longer
  • Product is value for money 
  • Contains all natural ingredients
  • Overnight use plumps up the skin giving even toned skin
The Out
  • The nozzle cap which makes product dispensing difficult 
  • Some may find fragrance bothering but since the product lives upto it's claims I have no complaints about it.

Price and Shelf life - 250 INR for 100 ml with a shelf life of 2 years.

Recommendation
Yes I would totally recommend the Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil for its effectiveness and budget friendliness. Plus it's the most natural way of getting rid of dark spots and skin related problems. Do try once if you suffer from dark spots and am sure you won't be disappointed. I will surely repurchase this product for pigmentation as I have been practicing oil for dark spots over the years.

NB - Product sent by brand for review. Honest review.
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10 Mar 2016

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Kallos Apple cedar exfoliating face scrub Review

Many people avoid scrub in skincare routine. It's important to scrub once in a while and at the same time not overdo it. Let's see the review of Kallos Apple cedar exfoliating face scrub.




Brand claims
Apple extract has an effective anti ageing, anti acne & brightening effect on the skin layer. cedar oil has a sedating & toning ability that is great for oily skin. (information taken from product label)

Ingredients

My experience
The scrub is creamy in nature which doesn't require water for usage unlike other scrubs. The creamy texture of the scrub makes it a great exfoliant.

I massaged the scrub slowly till it dried up. The granules are tiny enough for the scrub effect. They are not at all harsh and do their job perfectly well. The density of the scrub particles is also good as they are not dense as well as scarce.
The scrub is tub packaged in a plastic tub and has a foil and then the screw lid. I have totally removed the foil so that it's easy to take the product out.
Now coming to the effects of the scrub, the scrub perfectly removes dead skin cells, oil and white heads. It leaves the skin smooth and evened out. Although it didn't dry out my oily skin, it may, in case of, dry skinned beauties. The whitening effect lasts for a while after using the scrub and am least concerned about this claim.
 
The scrub has a fresh green apple fragrance which sometimes might feel artificial. After using the scrub the fragrance doesn't linger much, so isn't bothersome. The scrub lathers a wee bit while washing off and that's evident by the SLS in the ingredients list. The product claims to clear the pores and does remove white heads. But black heads are reduced by a considerable amount. Some may find chemicals bothering but the scrub is perfect.



The In
  • Creamy scrub can be used without water
  • Scrub particles are small, so no harsh effects on skin
  • Scrub particles' density is perfect
  • Removes dirt, dead cells and oil effectively 
  • Leaves the skin smooth and evened out.
  • Don't dry out oily skin 
  • Budget friendly 
  • Product is value for price
The Out
  • Contains parabens and SLS 
  • Some may prefer tube packaging
Price and Shelf life - 100ml for 150 INR with a shelf life of 2 years.

Availability - Available on major shopping portals. Buy here

Recommendation
Overall it is a very good scrub at the price it is offered. The scrub effect, the consistency , the fragrance everything is good. At such a cost not much is expected, still the product does does an excellent job of a scrub. I would definitely recommend to use this scrub if you looking out for a new scrub.
Tell me your favourite......

NB - Product sent by brand for review. Honest review. 
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6 Mar 2016

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My favourite photo editing apps for blogging

We all know how important smartphone have become in our life. They have almost replaced laptops for personal use. Apps become an inevitable part of smartphones, almost every Web application has an app. Apps make our life easier and provide an on-the-go option.

Today we will be discussing 4 most used apps for blogging by me. I use these apps for image editing and hope the information is useful to you.



For this post I have collaborated with Dipti from Rainbow Columns and Shwetali from Not So Hard To be Pretty. Do checkout their recommendations as well. #IndianBbloggersCollabs We have decided to collaborate for blog ideas and posts and this is our first post...:)

Apps are sorted based on favourite meter.



1) Font Studio
I cannot thank enough the makers of this app. The app is so useful in making your own customised images, especially for a DIY post or watermarking images with your blog name. The fonts available for image imprints have a wide range of variety right from professional fonts to comic to cute and are of superior quality. The filters available are not so appealing. It also has shape imprints, picsart imprints which I find very useful. 

The only problem with the app is the intermittent ads which pop up whenever we are about to exit. There is no option to add transparent background to the image if the image is wee bit small.
The app makes it to my number one position.



2) PicsArt
Picsart is an app I cannot live without. It has almost everything frames, collage, picsart, fonts, filters. I mostly use this app to watermark my images via callouts. The picsart available are cute and can be used to make giveaway or winner announcements. They also make packages available for download such as spring frame packages which once downloaded can be used via the app. The app is also useful for creating before after images.

The filters are not so appealing and the font fill colour combinations are not so good. That is the only thing I don't like.



3) Instagram
Now you would say how Instagram will help in editing the images. I am taking about the Instagram filters here. They have some really good filters and if you want to add one, apply one and the image gets saved on your smartphone for later use.



4) Photo Editor
Photo Editor I started using recently. The app is a little difficult to use. But once you get a jest of it, it's easy to use. Mostly I use for cropping the image. If at all we want to crop a desired section of image it allows us to do so. The watermarking effect is amazing of this app, but watermark I mean the literally meaning of it.

So this was a list of my most used photo editing apps for blogging. Pour in your suggestions and recommendations.
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4 Mar 2016

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Kallos Almond and Saffron moisturizing lotion Review

I am big body lotion hoarder and the wider the variety the happier I am. So when the brand Kallos sent me some of their products for reviewing I was excited after I saw body lotion in the package. Kallos is a cosmetic brand by Haldiram's Namkeen. Some products are little artifical smelling but some products are really good at the cost which they are offered. I will soon review the other products, as I want to thoroughly test them before reviewing. Let's see the review of Kallos Almond and Saffron moisturizing lotion today.




Brand claims
The rich aromatic moisturiser instantly hydrates, soothes and nourishes the skin. Its light feel and uva/uvb protection will make your skin soft and supple. (information taken from website)

Ingredients

Some spelling mistakes in ingredients list

My experience
Firstly I am impressed with the pump packaging. It is compact, sleek packaging which makes it travel friendly. The cap is also tight and doesn't come out easily. The pump nozzle is small in size though, so more pumps are needed to dispense the required amount of product.

The lotion is pale cream coloured and thick in consistency. It has a pleasant fragrance which neither lingers much nor is artifical. It gets absorbed in the skin easily without a greasy residue or feeling. It moisturizes the skin very well but reapplication is needed after around 10 hours.




I am not sure of the UVA/UVB claims of the lotion. I think many chemicals can be avoided if UVA/UVB protection is not included in the product. Some may find UVA/UVB protection good, I am not concered about this claim and not tested it that way.

The In
  • Gets absorbed easily in the skin
  • Mositurizes the skin well
  • Pump packaging makes product dispensing easy
  • Travel friendly packaging as the cap is secured tightly
  • Fragrance doesn't linger much
  • Doesn't feel heavy on the skin

The Out
  • Contains parabens
  • Contains many chemicals maybe due to UVA/UVB claims which can be avoided



Price and Shelf life - 175 INR for 100 ml with a shelf life of 2 years. 

Availability - available online, buy here. Available on major shopping portals.

Recommendation
It is an affordable body lotion with the goodness of almond and saffron. The packaging is sleek and travel friendly, the lotion is of thicker consistency. I would recommend this lotion for normal skinned people, but dry skinned beauties may need a reapplication. It is a good body lotion which is affordable too. I would definitely recommend the Kallos Almond and Saffron moisturizing lotion as a change. You may skip it if you avoid parabens and other chemicals in lotion.

NB - Product sent by brand for review. Honest review 
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3 Mar 2016

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Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask with Neem Turmeric Amla Review

After turning to skincare blogging I have started taking extra care of my skin. I know how important it is what all we put on our skin and when and how we remove it. Inspite of taking care of skin, during 'those' days of month my skin gets small red bumps which totally scar the skintone. Read on why I recommend Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask for this problem.




Brand claims - Keep skin blemish free by quickly reducing breakouts with this maximum strength formula. Neem,  Basil & Tea Tree actives unclog pores to remove trapped dirt & oil. Skin is left free of acne & pimples and further breakouts. (info on website and pack)

Ingredients : Extracts of Neem, Amla, Turmeric, Tulsi, Aloe Vera, Papaya, Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Sage Oil, Willow Bark, Ceto Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Steareth 10, Kaolin, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Purified Water.





My experience
The product is packaged in a thick plastic tub with double lid for non spillage purpose. The ingredients list is very very impressive as all are skin friendly. The product has a basil fragrance with substantial hint of amla and neem. The fragrance is not bothering at all.

I used it before my those days and the red bumps which otherwise alert me of those days didn't show up. The red bumps totally damage the skintone and it looks as if I have some rash.
The product has been very helpful in lightening the pigmentation as well. The only problem is the facepack doesn't dry easily. This maybe because of the oils present in the facepack. I don't have any problem regarding this, but in case you use and wait for it to dry, don't be astonished if it doesn't dry.



 I would also love the facepack in dry sort to eliminate the preservatives, but that's ok as long as the product works.

The In
  • Impressive herbs list
  • Contains tea tree oil which is kbow for anti blemish properties 
  • Contains Aloe Vera, Papaya which are very beneficial for skin 
  • Gets washed off easily
  • Fragrance is not at all bothering 
  • Controls blemishes and helps in giving even skintone
  • Gives a smooth and silky finish to the skin 
  • Doesn't dry out the skin 
  • The product does what it claims to do

The Out
  • I didn't find any

Price and shelf life - 200 INR for 50 g and shelf life 2 years from date of manufacturing.

Availability - Available online on major cosmetics shopping portals, Buy here

Recommendation
I totally recommend this product if you want to control your breakouts. It shows effect from around third use and regular usage will definitely help in curing blemishes. I found a considerable difference in my skintone. I am surely going to repurchase this product.

Do you have such a product? Do pour in your suggestions.

NB - Product sent by brand for review. Honest review. 
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