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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Recent Haul And Items Sent By Brands, Featuring #Oriflame #Limeroad.Com And #Amazon.Com


So about three months back I got a few products online and was also sent a lovely package by Oriflame. As I was traveling a lot and was also facing some health issues, could not come up with the haul post earlier, so here I am now and let's see what all I got then....

Also, most products were purchases during the sale period, so I ended up saving big time...and yes, there was no just like that shopping, I really needed these so picked them up... just saying ;)



As you can see, the shopping I did was online, on two of my favourite sites, Limeroad.com for dresses and Amazon.In for some hair care and such. It is definitely established that these two are by far the best online sites for me, Amazon mainly for the books I keep buying and Limeroad for the dresses...

#Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness #Compact Powder: Review



Some time back I finished my usual compact (sadly)!!! And when I went to get a new one, I was told it had been discontinued, much to my dismay.

Most of you may have already tried it out, but if you haven't done it yet, I suggest you take a look at the Maybelline ClearGlow All In One Fairness Compact Powder, I thought I would give it a try. I had already used the Maybelline BB Cream and it had felt quite nice on my skin. So I definitely wanted to give this new product a try. Also, the company recommends using this compact with the BB cream for best results.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

#Belcam #Aromatherapy #BathProducts #BodyWash #Shampoo #BubbleBath By Komplete Kare: Review


Few weeks back, the lovely Dhwani from the brand Komplete Kare got in touch with me, to ask if I would like to review some of their natural bath products from one of their luxury product brand called Belcam.

I am a sucker for natural and organic products, especially when it comes to skin care, and love my fragrances a lot. So it seemed a great idea to try this range from Belcam, which is all about incorporating aromatherapy in your everyday care routine.

The team sent me the products in three fragrances, wrapped up super cute in a beautiful white basket, complete with a cute pink bow! How thoughtful :)

About The Brand
Since its inception in the year 2014, the brand has been creating products that offer a natural and luxurious experience to its customers. Their aim is to help you take care of your skin and hair with only the best of products, that you can use through the year, in any season.

Indian Cities Where You Can Get The Products
Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. They are planning to reach other cities soon as well.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

#LakmeNineToFive Flawless MakeUp #LiquidFoundation Review

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I've tried on a few different foundations over the years (even though I don't wear them much, but that doesn't mean I don't try!) but have never really liked one much to stay loyal to it. Most foundations I used earlier would start to run the moment I stepped out in the sun, or at the first signs of sweat. Some foundations would be good half the day but would start chapping by the second half, or, even worse, start to oxidise!

One foundation that I did try and loved quite a lot (and am loving the entire #LakmeNineToFiveRange) is the Lakme Nine To Five Flawless Make Up Liquid Foundation. If you're looking for a foundation that is fresh and light, and will stay on the entire day without any cracks or signs of chapping.



Price:
INR 575/- for a bottle of 30 ml.

Available Shades: 
The foundation comes in three different shades to suit different all Indian complexions, and the shades are Pearl, Brown and Shell, which will work for complexions ranging from fair, fair to wheatish and dusky.

Lakme claims that the foundation has a long-lasting formula that will neither streak nor smudge.

What You Will Like About The Lakme Nine To Five Flawless MakeUp Liquid Foundation


1. It is extremely light and will feel great on your skin, especially as you'll barely realise you're wearing any makeup.
2. The matte look is not something that will make your face look cakey, in fact, it will make your skin look fresh, without that uncomfortable shining effect.
3. It's also good for dry skin as it does keep the skin hydrated and supple throughout the day.
4. The formula works for a long hour, the entire day and even till late at night - I tried it out, wore it in the morning, spent an entire day, and it lasted well into the night (I'll do a test post on the same soon)
5. Works as a foundation as well as a concealer- I mostly use only a tiny bit and use it mainly as a concealer, and it works great.
6. Long lasting and waterproof, so no worries about streaking if you're caught in the rains, or are sweating. Perfect for me as Mumbai has only these two seasons - humid, when you sweat like mad, and rains.
7. Does not smudge or run with sweat.
8. The dispenser is especially good as you only need a pea-size amount of the product on your face.
9. Easy to carry and stylishly packaged.
10.Blends beautifully with the skin.

Everything about this product is great, except that it does not come with an SPF content and you may need to apply a sunscreen separately. But that is not so much of a bother, as the product is really good otherwise, and you can add a nice sunscreen underneath before you apply the foundation.

Keep In Mind While Using:
For those of you who have dry or mature skin, make sure you apply a good moisturiser before applying the foundation, as otherwise your skin may look patchy and dry. Also, applying moisturiser first and then using the foundation will make the skin look more even-toned.

I loved using the Lakme Nine To Five Flawless MakeUp Liquid Foundation and would absolutely recommend it.

- Debolina Raja

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Quick Makeup And Wellness Haul From Aplava.Com #SiteReview #ColorEssence #Revlon


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Some weeks back, I noticed a new site name on various beauty and wellness channels - apparently, there is a new e-commerce site called Aplava.Com, where you can buy a range of beauty, wellness, care and many more products.

How Aplava Is Different From Other Beauty Sites
Before you think it's just another online shopping site, let me tell you that this is a beauty, wellness and care site with a difference, and I loved the concept quite a lot. So, as a user, you first need to register yourself, and when you do so, you will get a few info tabs where you can fill up your personal beauty details, such as your skin type, hair type, preferences, any skin issues you have, any type of product you specifically look for and more.


Specific Product Recommendations
The team has a group of professionals who will take your details into considerations and send you product recommendations based on your needs. As a result, you get something like a customized list of products that can help take care of your skin and hair and enhance your beauty, in a way that will ease your care woes and give you the look you want.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

#LookOfTheDay Styling My Zebra Print Shirt From #UCB #UnitedColorsofBenetton

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Suddenly, everyone seems to be wearing the classic black and white print, and as always, I'm kind of smug and happy in the knowledge that hello, I have been wearing this combination for so long now ;) once a show off always a show off....right? ;)



So this was a sudden outfit I pulled on, not much of a brainer here really but one that cannot go wrong. It was for a quick hop and drink with a friend and I got ready in barely 10 minutes flat - 10 minutes including wearing clothes, combing my hair (which I rarely do) and putting on my lippie and kajal.

I absolutely love the shirt, especially as it's of really soft material, and I've been wearing it a lot and getting quite a lot of compliments too. You can also check out the Levi's 711 skinny jeans that I have paired the shirt with - for jeans, I wear nothing but Levi's and will absolutely recommend the brand (no, I'm not being sponsored, though I wish)  ;)

The jeans are the skinniest fit jeans from Levi's and the shirt as I mentioned is from United Colors of Benetton. The shoes are some local brand that I picked up at the Central Mall and the purple slip I'm wearing is again a local buy from some random store. The bag hahahaha is from street shopping in Malayasia ;) so me....

By the way it's been raining like elephants and hippos and blue whales here in Mumbai (and I love it) but I will still only be wearing my boots and my stylish shoes...no crocs or gum boots or chappals for me will do sorries....


I love the gorgeous lippie here...its from L'Oreal and is a stunning absolutely matte creamy red....pure red with cool blue undertones....and this is after I wore it for like three hours and drank and ate and had no touchups...naaice :) debo loves... you can see how much I love this lip colour coz I ended up posing just like that, to show off my lips....so me again! It's the L'Oreal Color Riche Matte 330 CocoRico

Oh and hey by the way, being the kind that I am who does not believe in spending much on such things yet always wants to look good and stylish and presentable, every single item was bought on huuuuuuuuge discounts....except the jeans which turned out to be a funny story, which I'll tell you later.....

- Debolina Raja

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My Morning Cup Of Tea By #EcoLife


Everyone who knows me knows that I just love my tea - whether it is the regular heavy ginger, some milk and no sugar Indian tea, or my green and calming teas such as chamomile and jasmine, I am an out and out tea lover (that reminds me I am soon going to share my review about two types of chamomile tea, one from #TeaTrails and the other from #TeaMe).

So when on a recent trip to the mall I spotted this cute green cup, I was really left with no choice but to pick it up.

As the cup already mentions, it is by a brand called Eco Life and it also comes with a wooden lid that you can use to cover this cup, or use as a coaster as well. Interesting.

I'm really loving having tea in this, especially my chamomile tea. It heats easily in the microwave and holds a good amount of tea, just the way I like.

It costs INR 199 and if you are like me, a tea or even a coffee person, maybe you would like to pick it up :)

cheerios...

- Debolina Raja

Thursday, April 28, 2016

My #LipstickStash: #Maybelline #Lakme #RimmelLondon #Revlon #L'Oreal #Oriflame #Avon #Amway #SilkyGirl And More



If you've been here earlier, you know my love for lippies is forever. So without really going into much detail, let's take a look at the ones I still have with me and am loving!


These are my latest purchase. The brand is Rimmel London and it is the first time I bought anything from them. In fact, the only reason I bought it was because I was flying back to India and still had international currency left. So, the funniest part is that I ended up buying them duty-free on the flight....lol! Not that I am complaining.


All the shades are gorgeous and super creamy and extremely pigmented. The only shade which I was really surprised to see was the one that is second from the left. It's almost like a white color when you wear it! Maybe it does suit some skin tones, but definitely not for Indian skin tones. I may use it for something, will keep you posted.

The shades are super gorgeous and super long-lasting....


This was my dream find in Malaysia on a recent trip. I tried out the lip color from the brand SilkyGirl one just like that, fell in love, bought it, and next day went back and picked up 4 more! The colors are absolutely gorgeous, with great pigmentation and soooo creamy. And the price, when converted to INR, is barely about 300-400 for each!

These come as big lip crayons with a retractable bottom.

The first four are moisture burst creamy shades while the last one is a matte yet creamy one. It was also the first one that I bought and fell in love with, before going back for the others.


These ones from Maybelline have been around for some time and I still absolutely use and love them.



Both the reds here are to die for....

I have become a huuuuuge fan of Lakme's 9 to 5 range and these are re-purchases.

The orange from Lakme's Absolute range was my first orange lip product and I sooo fell in love with it that I know I will buy it again..

The first one is a peachy nude shade, the second is a rose gold nude shade while the third is out and out matted orange...looks fab!


Again a very old lippie from Lakme Love and a very new one from Lakme Enrich Satin.

The first one is a rose gold nude shade while the second one is a burnt orange kind of shade. I got it as a gift from Amazon.



These three lippies from L'Oreal are my favourite too. The one on the left was my first purchase from L'Oreal, and trust me......allllll the girls have asked me what I am wearing on my lips, when I have it on.

Pink, red and orange, in that order.

The lip crayon was my very first that I tried and was sent to me by the brand Oriflame. The lipstick is also from the same brand and was sent to me by the brand.

The lipstick is a really pretty red shade that has amazing pigmentation and is very creamy. Plus it also gives a sheen effect to the lips. The lip crayon is in a nude shade and is great for everyday use. Very very creamy.

Colorbar is a brand I have started loving.

The fuschia lipstick was the first Colorbar product I tried, that too after I stole it from my mum. The jumbo pencil is a gorgeous deep dark red shade that again was a stealer! Everyone asks me what I am wearing. The lip pencil I purchased along with the jumbo pencil, but you can pretty much use it to fill in your lips and you'll be good to go.

My one and only purchase from the brand Faces till date. I loved the lip color but the only problem is that it is sooooo creamy that it gets difficult to use.

Two very old lipsticks from the Revlon Colorburst range.

The first one is a rose gold shade while the second is a bright pink. Both are beautifully pigmented and very creamy.

A very old purchase from the brand Avon.

It's a pretty plum shade and gives a soft feel.

My one and only purchase from the brand Amway.

Again, it's a beautiful plum shade and quite soft.

My lovely oranges - Lakme, Lakme and L'Oreal.

My many nudes - Maybelline, Maybelline, Lakme, Lakme, Silkygirl, Rimmel London, Rimmel London, Lakme, Revlon, Oriflame.

My gorgeous reds - Oriflame, Lakme, Silkygirl, Silkygirl, Colorbar, Revlon, Maybelline

My pretty pinks n plums - Revlon, Avon, Amway, Rimmel London, Maybelline, Colorbar, Silkygirl, Silkygirl, Faces, L'Oreal

The gorgeous burnt orange shade from Rimmel London

- Debolina Raja

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DIY Quick And Effective Hair Mask At Home For Dry And Frizzy Hair

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It's been some time now that I have kind of switched off a lot of chemical based products for both my skin as well as hair care routine. Well, I don't really have a routine as such, and the last time I went to a salon was well over 3 years ago, and the same goes for the so-called beauty parlour as well. It's been 3 years or a little more that I visited any professional place for any type of beauty or care routine.

Goes on to say that I am really happy with my choice and even though I have never ever really had any skin issues, I am one of those lucky few who don't really have much troubles as such as most girls and women experience on their skin, cutting out chemicals from my lifestyle is really something I am interested in.

The only problem is that I have really dry hair and skin, so it does need some love and care. And yes, I have found the perfect, absolutely perfect solution for my hair. It's super dee duper easy, requires only two very simple yet powerful ingredients that are available in your kitchen, takes barely five minutes to prepare and use, and the results are amazing and visible from the first use itself. So if you're interested, here we go.....

Olive Oil And Egg Hair Mask:

Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • Olive oil
How To: 
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl and whisk through. 
  • Add the olive oil depending on your hair length and thickness. 
  • Apply this all over your hair and keep on for about an hour.
  • Wash off with water and shampoo.
  • You may or may not use a conditioner
Once you use the mask above, you will notice that your hair is visibly smooth, the frizz is almost gone, and your hair will also have an added shine to it. You can use it once or twice a week, depending on the condition of your hair.

- Debolina Raja Gupta
 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Facial Hair Styles For Men To Try Out For November Hotness Alert: #NoShaveNovember #Movember

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So instead of letting it go go and be gone, our men are letting it grow instead, and giving us ladies a glimpse of what the classic male was always supposed to look like.

Okay, #NoShaveNovember, or #Movember, as it is also called these days to incorporate those men in the game who do not want to go all out there but just grow their lovely moochhis, or moustaches if you may, has been around for quite some time now. While it did mean the entire facial stash initially, it has now also been generous enough to allow men to just not shave their moustaches and still be a part of it.

It is true that these days, many young guys, in fact even some so young that merit to be termed 'boys', have jumped on to the bandwagon and take it as a style statement, without having any idea of what the entire concept is all about. Not to mention I can't stand such babies and it's better not to even try and babysit them ladies.....move away the moment you spot a #NoShaveNovemberbabyboy or a #Movemberbabyboy....scoot out or better still, make him scoot away ;)

While the annual campaign sure gets the temperatures soaring each year in November, there is a special reason why so many celebs and regular guys and men have been advocating it. The aim of #NoShaveNovember or #Movember is to raise awareness about the types of cancer that affect men, especially prostate cancer (even though cancer is mostly found in women, a sizeable amount of men are also affected with cancer each year around the world) and show support by growing their hair, which cancer patients end up losing as part of the condition and even as part of its cure. Some men also take it upon themselves to save the money they spend on facial grooming and instead donate to a cancer help group of their choice. So now you know what the big deal about the campaign is about.

While you have seen images of celebs sporting their stash during November and drooling all over them beards and moustaches, here's some other styles that guys sport and experiment with their facial stash, that will make you forget those November chills and get all warmed up instead....

Guys, if you're checking these out, do try them....women really need some manly boys around... and before you go on and check them out, remember, the idea is to grow your facial hair and still keep it groomed and looked after and presentable, not just let it grow and come all undone....so be smart and be stylish ya ;)



Cool beard:
Just look at him.....that moustache.... and yes.... This would be the perfect Mr. Grey.... laters baby ;)


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I will die...I will....if any of you does this and shows me a pic...I swear I am gonna die.... and don't forget those specs please !!

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Wear this only if you also have tattoos......the combo will be a killer

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There's something just so warm about this look, and I don't just mean the warm tones of the pic

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Ohhh....ya right....even though I am not endorsing smoking, let me just sigh a bit more...

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I'm still trying to figure out what's so sexy about this one...coz there certainly is...just look at him

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Just look at that moustache ladies....just do....and then at his eyes ;)

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It's tough to decide what gets the attention first, the eyes, the facial stash or the jacket...

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November is hot, very very hot..... effing hottt....

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Okay not all may like it but come on...this IS so quirky....i love it absolutely...

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Whats there about facial hair and long hair in a man that is soooo hot

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I love him..coz he's hot without trying to be, in a very I-am-not-aware-of-it way, the facial stash and hair, and the tattoo that is just peeking out and making such a statement without being in your face...

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 More than anything else I love that look

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Interesting, especially with the hair style

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I absolutely love his moochhiii and his ring!!!

40 Masculine Beard Styles For Men To Try In 2015 | http://fashion.ekstrax.com/2015/01/masculine-beard-styles-for-men-to-try-in-2015.html:

 artmasculin: L’art au masculin Adam Katz Sinding by Alex Flinch:


Best Mens Fade Hairstyles  I'm becoming a fan of beards...

Did I just die and go to heaven or am I still alive???

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no words....

Hair http://www.mens-hairstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Best-mens-long-hair.jpg:

The shaved back, but long sides:

Ya I died again...

Beard:

This is truly my style: elegant, masculine, timeless.:
Let's just take a moment to thank The Almighty for beards:

 Super Mustache Style- too bad about the nose piercing but the hair and facial hair are amazing. And the sun glasses I like them too.:

let me just say efffffff.......

Long Hair, Beards, Tattoos, Dark Denim, Tattoos, Jewelry.. American Style. The Tee Project. Mens Fashion.:
can someone find him for me? really? with that hair and those tattoos...Im a yes

#beard:
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Beards. Men. Suit.:

Hair, beard, tattoos.:
Chris John Millington - full thick dark beard and mustache beards bearded man men mens' style clothing model fashion winter tattoos tattooed bearding #beardsforever:

That is a serious looking beard:

thelastofthewine: “ bearditorium: “ Franggy ” *** Cor blimey, what a stud ”:

#beard:

 Men's hair and beard:

Casual & relax style. this is totally my style:  
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And even though I didn't intend to include any celeb images here, let's take a moment to check out George Clooney, the eternal salt and pepper dish...

The Top 3 Hairstyles for Men in 2015 by Style No Chaser | Details Style Syndicate:

Guys and men, ummmm.... can we extend #NoShaveNovember till about maybe June or July or something, or all year, and then again start November? Just a thought ;) 


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- Debolina Raja Gupta