Sling affair with Limeroad.com

My collection of bags is almost a crazy one at least my husband says so because my cupboard cannot handle more than it already has still I felt there was something missing in my collection so I went ahead and ordered a new denim sling bag. I went online shopping with limeroad.com. Your bag defines your mood and a sling bag seems perfect for small outings even when you are travelling. My bag consists of my favorite go to – Kohl, lip balm, pressed powder and my kindle. My journeys look almost incomplete without a book’s presence.

This sling bag has proved to be my friend on more than one instance. I have carried it throughout the trip and even in the train because I cannot do without these things when I am travelling. This blue denim bag was my companion throughout because it made a statement with whatever I wore. Whether I was in denims or chinos it just seemed to fill in the gap every time. The size just seems perfect for a light traveller, though you can add a little more stuff but I rarely would add on.

Here is my friend sling

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Style Meter – 8/10

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LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE ILLUMINATE

This Summer/Spring collection of Lakme Fashion Week brought about a new trend on the runway – Illuminate. Illuminate by definition means something that has an inner glow that shines and sparkles by itself. If you are someone keeping track of international makeup trends you would have definitely followed up on the illuminate technique of makeup and its product.

LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE ILLUMINATE is a collection by Lakme where it has a got a collection of new face makeup with a lot of shimmer and shine. I am loving how illuminate technique is making its way in our lives and I really like the collection.

Lakme Illuminate Collection has –

  • 11 Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist
  • 3 Lakme Absolute Precision Artist Eye Liner
  • 2 Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette
  • 15 Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer

Gel Stylist is a set of 11 nail paints which are good to go with all your outfits.

The Lakme Absolute Precision Artist Eye Liner is a retractable pencil with a rubber grip from the Lakme Illuminate Collection. The pencil is shaped differently unlike most other kohl pencils. The texture is creamy and something between a pencile and a liner. Since it has a great finish you can use it in various ways. You can easily outline your eyes and give a little oomph your eyes in just a few minutes. it is creamy enough and does not bleed easily, once you have got the perfect color with a few strokes it does not transfer. The pencil glides almost perfectly and has three colors –  Burnished Brown, Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue. It is priced at 850

The Lakme Absolute Lip Shimmer is a new range of shimmery lipsticks from the illuminate collection. I always like shimmery lipsticks but I am not too fond of Lakme lipsticks because of a distinct strong smell they have. I find it in most of their lipsticks like this one too. These lipsticks are available in 15 shades and I am sure you can take your pick. These colors have a varied range of red and pinks. It is priced at 700.

The Lakme Absolute Illuminate Eye Shadow is available in two variants – Gold and Silver. This is the first time where Lakme has created shimmery eye shadow pallet and I would have them add on to a few more colors. Though I still feel the pallet has very wearable colors and you can use them for most of your outings. You might use them more for highlighting than for the shadow itself. It is priced at 995

Style Meter – 7/10

 

 

Best times to drink water

Summer is already here and this year the mercury levels are going to soar like anything. With April being close to unbearable I don’t know how May and June will turn out for us. North India is the Sun’s favorite place – during summers it loves to shine the most and during winters he loves to go away for a long time. Having empathetic feelings about the heat I want to talk about the best times to drink water during a day.

You must have read various articles on how good it is to keep yourself well hydrated during summers but for a fact over hydration can also cause problems but that belongs to some rare species on this planet. For me I have a reminder app on my phone that keeps telling me to drink water every hour that I am awake.

Here are the best times to drink water –

  • After waking up

You might have noticed every animal drinks water just after a good night’s sleep and that is exactly how a human body should be trained but we have forgotten this through all these years. So the first thing in the morning before your tea is water.

  • Before a meal

Unlike our habit of wanting to drink water after a meal it is always said that a yogi has water before food, a bhogi has water during food and a rogi has water after food. These lines were not written because of some underlying meaning.

  • Before a workout

When your pulse starts racing and adrenalin starts rushing you have to keep your body well fuelled. Since you are going to sweat it out any ways it is always great to keep ample water inside the body.

  • At regular intervals

You could also get an app like me which keeps reminding you that you need to drink a glass or two of water. You may keep it hourly or two hourly depending your daily routine and intake of water.

Remember nothing can replace water, any drink that you take is a drink and not water so you can’t count it in your daily water content.

Feeling thirsty, isn’t it?

DIY Jojoba hair conditioner

Jojoba Oil is said to be one the best things for hair care. Jojoba has been in the InHow exciting it will be to be able to create your own range of shampoos, conditioners, lotions and soaps. I am going to give you the secret on this blog on how to create your own range of hair care. Hair care is important part of any girl’s daily beauty regime whether you admit it or not you are a little jealous of the colleague who has better maintained hair than yours. Though most of us do not get enough time to pamper our hair as much they need to be. This is my DIY Jojoba conditioner to give you a lustrous mane.

Ingredients

  • Rose water (250 ml)
  • Jojoba Oil (15ml)
  • Vitamin E oil  10 drops
Method
  • Put the rose water in a double boiler and add jojoba oil
  • Put this mixture into a blender container
  • Put the Vitamin E oil in the blender container
  • Blend at a very high speed for at least 2 mins
How to Use
  • Wet hair with warm water
  • Massage this oil on your scalp and for better conditioning leave it for some time
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Use a gentle shampoo to clean your hair and rinse again
Doesn’t it feel great that now you have the power to make your own super conditioner at home.
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Trial room etiquette

Shopping means lots and lots of trying new clothes and we girls just love that. It could be trying for a new size and we all want to fit in the smaller than usual :). I think they have limited the number of three garments only because they know it is almost impossible to control a girl from trying in new stuff they have in their store. We all go shopping here and there and most of the brands like Zara, Kazo, Vero Moda are our regular favorites. Though we have been using their trail rooms for years now we still need to learn trial room etiquette.

I have list of trial room etiquette which needs to be effective from this very moment –

  • Size matters

Yes Size does matter, trust me whenever you are not so sure about your size; it is advisable that you pick up the larger one. It is great to fit in the smaller one but you don’t want to spoil their clothes while trying to get into them.

  • Layering

No doubt layering is a part of your style but do not try a new top over what you are already wearing. It will never show you the perfect shape which flaunts your body.

  • Do not shy away

Girlies never, never shy from getting the right underclothes just because you don’t feel perfectly comfortable discussing about it but I am sure you will find some shop or else you can read about the ultimate bra guide.

  • Make up

Though most of the Indian stores fail to mention it but you have to always make sure that your make up does not soil the dress. You will never buy a dress soiled with your red lipcolor or not to mention your red sindoor or even kohl in the most rare cases. I have seen girls be most careless about it. You can read more about my favorite non transfer lipsticks.

Let us know what do you think about Trail room etiquette

5 weight loss foods

Still cringing about the sweet overload you had last weekend with Holi and Easter back to back. Most of us eat extra during festivities and regret it later. I have my list of 5 weight loss foods. So next time you are able to have a great celebration without worrying.

  • Water
Drink as much warm water as you can, especially empty stomached in the morning and just before going to sleep. It will help you cut on the extra fat that your body might have started to store
  • Sweetless
Go sweetless at home, since already sweet intake has gone up because of the festival, cut down on your chocolates and biscuits. It also means lowering down the sugar intake in your milk shakes and coffees. It is advisable to switch to honey instead of sugar.
  • Wheatgrass
Try drinking natural wheat grass juice it will remove all the toxins that you have assimilated either through overeating or even with a change in sleeping pattern. You could even take ready made wheat grass juice
  • Fruits
Make fruits your company for these few days, so that the energy level in your body does not go down even if the sugar level does. It will give you ample sugar and help your skin to glow. Pick up seasonal fruits like melon and kiwi. Choosing smoothies and sodas over coffee and tea is always better.
  • Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera needs to be consumed to keep any skin issues at bay that might lead to making your skin oily or any kind of pimples that might attack you, keep taking Aloe Vera juice in small portions or you can rub the gel on your body to get a natural glow. It will also help you get back your fresh skin which might have spoiled due to color.
Do let me know in your comments about your experiences with these 5 weight loss foods
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