The wedding season is almost here. Whether you are the bride or the friend or relative of the couple, I’m sure you must be planning for dresses, makeup, bachelor party and all. Bridal showers are also there for which you have to get ready. Are you worried about the perfect gift? Don’t worry! I’m here to help you out with the list of bridal shower gift ideas.
10 Unique Bridal Shower Gifts:
Housewares or jewelry may be the most common gifting ideas. But, her I am thinking about some unique out of the box ideas. Let’s scroll down.
Wine or Beer Club Subscription:
This is one of the most romantic gifts for the couple. It can offer them a variety of beer that they might not hand on otherwise to cherish the special moment.
It’s a trendy and luxury choice of gift for the bridal shower. You may not know her size or taste. So, the best option is to offer a gift voucher instead. You can buy some cute lingerie from Adore Me here.
Do you think of any cute gift? Why don’t you gift the couple the passes for the local movie theater?
Personalized Ring Dish:
It will be a permanent reminder of the couple’s very special day of life. You can find many online stores who sells personalized ring dish or monogrammed jewelry dish. You can show your creativity through this handmade personalized gift.
Airlines Gift Card:
Gifting the Airlines gift card you can inspire the couple to plan the honeymoon trip. And the gift card is safer than cash and allows them to choose their own destination.
Dinner Delivery Subscription:
Subscription boxes are very much in thing for gifting purposes now. There are a variety of subscription boxes like beauty box, lifestyle box, hobby box etc. So, gifting the Dinner Delivery subscription box you will make the couple happy because you can win their heart through the stomach.
Framed Map Where The Couple First Met:
Gift them the opportunity to remember where all was started. It will make them struck by the nostalgia. Every couple cherishes the first date or first place of their meeting. So, the couple will be definitely happy with.
Sexy sleepwear is always considered as the good choice for the bridal shower gift. It may a little adult, but the bride will feel comfy in this chic romper at bed. Buy sleepwear from Adore Me here.
Pocket Size Album For Instagram Photos:
The couple is about to have more selfies or photos of their special moments of life. For that what will be the more perfect gift for them than a pocket-size album?
After marriage, the couple will start their new life at their new home. It will help them to decorate their new nest of love.
Do you think the article help you to gift your friend or relative for an upcoming bridal shower? Is there any other suggestion in your mind? Feel free to comment below. I always love to hear from you.
We all face it when our hair just won’t listen to us, it just won’t behave as it’s supposed to. Due to the weeklong busy schdule, meetings, deadlines, we may not get the time to spend for shampooing, conditioning or blow drying in the morning. But, bad hair day doesn’t mean to hide ourselves at the corner of our room. We have to face the world. We cannot miss the best friend’s party or any outing with that special person only due to the bad hair day.
“But don’t let bad hair days stop you. Manage it like a boss”.
Here, I am trying to give you some easy tips on “how to deal with a bad hair day gracefully”. So, let’s scroll down.
1. Braids Are The Saviour:
Braids are all time best hairstyles on the bad hair days. Though they look quite formal, you can turn on them even in bridal parties or red carpet too. You can go for tight braids and finish with a glossing spray. It will make the hair a kind of shiny. Or creat one french braid which looks amazing on a bad hair day. Just make sure that it is not too tight. French braid is the best hairstyle with frizzy hair.
2. Ponytails are the Lifesavers:
On the bad hair days ponytails become the trusted lifesaver. It is so versatile that you can wear it in every occassion, whether it is formal or informal/casual. For work try classy and sleek pony when for outing with friends messy ponytail.
Fun With Bun:
Bun is my altime favorite on bad hairday formal or casual look. You can play with several types of buns, like Loop Bun, Messy Bun, The Low Side Bun. The loop bun is a nice alternative to messy bun. Let’s have a look.
Go Colorful With Bobby Pins:
This style is exclusively for short hair gals. Long hair beauties also can do with your buns, ponies or braids. Pick up bobby pins of several colors and scatter them everywhere around the head you want to. You can arrange them in a pattern too.
Change Your Part:
Fight your bad hair day with this simple but effective style. Yes, simply change your part and you will find the volume on the other side. You can get the better style too.
Pick Up A Bandana:
Ofcourse, it works and may give you a boho chick style. You don’t have any. Not to worry, your scarves will help you or find out very old dupatta, and bring out the best artist in you.
Dry shampoo is your best friend on a bad hair day. You can get them all major online stores. BBlunt, Batiste are some brands those who have brought dry shampoos. You can see them on Nykaa, Amazon.
I think the article will help you in your busy days. If you have any other suggestions, you can share. They will help us lot.
When a Subscription Box addict like me see a new subscription service in town, what could she have done but subscribing that! Yes, I am saying about the new member in the Subscription box Family The PinkMint Box.It is a monthly subscription service, comprising the lifestyle box, jewelry box, beauty box. I have purchased this month’s box on a blogger discount. Let’s scroll down to see what I have received.
The PinkMint Box: March Beauty Box.
This month’s theme for The PinkMint Box is Beauty Box. In the box, they have sent 3 full-size products and 2 samples with free gifts. And for all these, you have to pay only Rs 850/-. All the products, they are sending from reputed brands. The products are all Natural, Paraben-free, and Cruelty-free.
The product has brought the happiest smile on my face, is this one. First of all, I am a die heart fan of the Fuschia products. And I have already used another intense moisturizer Lemongrass and Lime Intense Moisturizer that I have got in one of my GloBox. That one isa good effective moisturizer. It gives a good moisturization and makes the skin soft and supple. I think this Berry Blend and Apricot moisturizer will be more effective as it has apricot that helps to fight free radicals and promote skin health. I haven’t opened it yet. Let me use it, I will share my experience with you.
2. Fresh Pop Caffeine Face Wash From MCaffeine Official ( full-size – 150 ml) @450/-.
Another full-size product in the box from MCaffeine official. This is a brand that is India’s first energizing personal care brand. I have used their body butter and hair cream. Both are good, especially the hair cream. Read the post here. This face wash has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E as the key ingredients with Caffeine. The brand is saying it face energizer. Let’s use first.
3. Strawberry Soap ( full-size) @ 80/-
Oh! What a smell the soap has! It has a fabulous aroma that filled the room even before opening the big pink box. The smell is like that of mixed fruit jam. The soap is pinkish red with a little orange undertone. It’s dragging me under the shower. I have to use it first.
4. The Two Samples: Bath and Scrub Salt ( Rs 450/-) And Cleansing Milk (Rs 130/-) from Biobloom:
Here’re two samples from Biobloom. I am excited to try them as I haven’t used any Biobloom product till date. Seeing the ingredients list of both of them, I can say that they will make my skin more glowing. The cleansing milk has its key ingredients Apricot, Lavender, and Jojoba oil. It can be said then this cleansing milk will give a nice healthy glow to my skin. The bath salt has Sea Buckthorn and Peppermint as the key ingredients, including rose petals, ylang-ylang, and geranium oils. Should I say more?
5. The Gifts:
The PinkMint Box has sent a bangle and two tea pouches from Typhoo worth total Rs 300/-. The teas are caffeine free, luxurious fruit infusion. The ingredients list with hibiscus, clove, ginger, cinnamon, rosehips says that the tea pouches are going to be healthy. The bangle is really awesome.
Now, you can see that The PinkMint Box is so inexpensive and worth buying. The products they have included are all essential for our everyday beauty ritual and all from premium brands. And it is very easy to subscribe. The website is quite user-friendly and the person behind PinkMint, Sharia Quereshi is very supportive. I recommend you to try this new Subscription Service once. To buy visit here.
Buy the box and share your thoughts here. Hope you love the post. Stay tuned for some more new brands and their products.
Spring is finally around the corner! So, my fashionistas, now it’s the time to get ready to welcome Spring with the new look of your closet. Here, I’ve made a list of top 5 interesting and exciting fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2017. So, scroll down to know the trends before making your shopping list. Who knows already you might have some of them in your closet?
In today’s life, people always try to appear in their best before the world. To themFashion is like an extension of their personality, confidence and what kind of mood they are in today. And for me, it’s just a fun, a happening, a celebration. So, now the fashion conscious people always on the lookout for the latest trends to stay up to date with the latest styles. Fashion is no more a girly thing, the men also keep in mind the latest trends while dressing. So, let’s start with the SS trends 2017.
Top 5 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends In 2017:
1. The Sleeve Slits:
As we have seen that in 2016, flare sleeves were much popular. Although, at the last part of the year, we got the hint of the new trend that is the sleeve slits. So, this year we are moving to slits. What I love about it, is the uniqueness of the look that makes you look sexier without exposing much.
2. Ruffles: Do you remember the annual function in your school when you dance on the stage for the first time wearing the frilly frock? Yes, they are back! You can see them under the neck, on the chest, sleeves, back. It’s becoming one of the most popular feminine trends for Spring/Summar, 2017. The ruffles will give you a classy, urban yet girly look.
3. Stripes: YAyyyy! Stripes are the new black. Stripes are going to be huge in 2017. You will see them everywhere, in tops, maxi dresses, bottoms, accessories, in every wardrobe. And, they are not going out soon. So, go and grab and make your own style statement with stripes, wearing bold striped dresses, or just pick up a striped bag or a scarf.
Here are some outfit ideas for you:
4. Shirt Dress:Shirt dresses have a simple, yet girly approach. Basically, the style is borrowed from the men’s shirts, making them perfect for the warm weather of Spring/Summer. If you can team up with proper accessories, it will give you a chic and cool look. So get creative and give it a sexy look. Here are some ideas.
Natural and organic products have become the trend in the new generation. This generation knows the harmful effects of chemicals on their skin and whole body. Seeing the trend big brands are starting to manufacture their own natural and organic lines. And at the same time, some new brands are also coming up with natural and organic products. Here, I am going to tell you about one such brand that believes in ‘holistic healing’where their entire range of products takes care of internal as well as external healing. And the brand is DaYogis, Yogically Crafted, Naturally. From their wide variety of products ranging from natural juices to personal care products, DaYogis has sent me a handmade soap, shower gel, body butter and YO Spiri juice.
The Brand: DaYogis.
DaYogis was born from love, passion and a need for products that are safe and good for the body, mind, and soul. The products are a result of inspiration from nature and the wisdom hidden in our very own Vedic Literature. Now hear about the brand from the voice of the founder of DaYogis, Nilesh Dama: “Our whole concept is rotating around holistic healing, where our entire range takes care of internal as well as external healing. When I say internal healing, it’s natural juices which have high concentration levels and potency levels….. In external healing, we have a wide and exhaustive range of body butter, shower gels, bath salts, moisturizing creams, lip lotions, bath lotions and more.”
Moreover, their products are made in small batches from ingredients that have been thoroughly researched to ensure quality products that are safe for us, our family and this planet. Every ingredient is 100% natural, nature identical and/or fair trade. All packaging are as eco-friendly as possible.
The Products They Have Sent:
1. Yo! Spiri, Health Juice.
2. Sensual Berry Shower Gel.
3. Sensual Berry Body Butter.
4. Infused Lotus Handmade Soap.
They sent all these in an eco-friendly paper box.
Yo! Spiri Health Juice:
The juice is a Vedic blend of 8+ rare and ancient herbs, fruits and vegetables, such as Noni, Malabar, Tamaring, Acai Berry, Spiked Ginger, Ashwagandha, Safed Musli, Shilajeet, Spirulina, Stevia. A tremendously beneficial juice for your mind, body and soul. Curated by DaYogis to increase the immunity levels and rejuvenate.
Increase immunity levels.
Highly recommended for the working professionals.
Size And Price:
500 ml bottle costs 1399/-. I have got a sample size of 30 ml.
Add three tablespoons to a glass of water, stir, increase or decrease concentration, according to your taste. I added two tbs to a glass of water, as I can’t bear the sour taste.
The dark brown colored liquid has a nice tangy taste which I like. It has a natural smell of herbs which indicates that it contains no artificial flavor. I have received a sample size. So, I can have it only thrice. Honestly speaking, within such a short time you can’t say anything about a health drink. It takes at least two weeks to show the result.
Sensual Berry Shower Gel:
Pamper yourself with an inspiring, sensual bath of Sensual Berry. A balance of Aloe Vera and Strawberry relaxes your skin and rejuvenates it, giving a divine glow. Begin your day in the lap of nature.
Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Strawberry Extract.
Works wonderfully on all skin types.
Tender on skin.
Calming and Soothing.
Packaging And Price:
The transparent light pinkish gel comes in a dark brown bottle on which the brand and the product name and the ingredients are written on a beige colored paper label. I have received a sample of 30 ml. Full size is 200 ml that costs 349/-.
The gel has a divine fragrance of strawberry that is quite refreshing. It smells like a strawberry ice-cream. OMG! Any day I will eat it up. The gel is light in texture and easy to use. It is neither runny nor thick. A quite little amount is needed. That is why after one week of using the shower gel, I can finish only half of the bottle. It can wash off dust and dirt nicely. After washing the gel, my skin feels clear and hydrated. I always use body lotion after the shower. Now a less amount of body lotion is being used. I have started loving the shower gel.
Sensual Berry Body Butter:
The super rich creamy body butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.Inspired by nature’s goodness, this moisturizing body butter with strawberry extract is enriched with coconut oil and shea butter, mango and cocoa butter. It soothes you down and butters you up for the softest and silkiest skin. The balanced combination of three kinds of butter ensures the elasticity of your skin, reduce wrinkles. Aloe Vera in it soothes dryness and minor irritations and enhances the skin’s natural healing and regeneration process. Suitable for all skin types.
Packaging and Price:
My sample size body butter has come in a transparent plastic tiny tub with a black screw lid. The actual size is 200 ml that costs 699/-.
The baby pink colored body butter has a mixed fragrance of mango and strawberry. It is light, but creamy in texture and can be easily absorbed into the skin. The body butter gives a good hydration to the skin. I applied after the shower and the whole day I felt the hydration on my skin. But I think I’ll not use it in the wet summer days because then its creamy texture will irritate my skin. But for dry winter months, the body butter is quite effective. The dry skin gals can use it throughout the year and they will be nicely benefitted.
Infused Lotus Soap:
This nourishing, all-natural, handmade soap is a wonderful gift for yourself and others. The soap is an enticing and clever blend of floral fragrances infused with natural lotus oil, leaving your skin cleansed and beautifully fragranced.
Packaging And Price:
The pinkish brown colored soap comes wrapped in two layers. First, it’s wrapped with a transparent plastic cover and then covered with paper packaging. The soap costs Rs 195/-.
The soap has a very mild floral smell that stays long and refreshes the mind. The soap lathers well and cleanses well too. Gives a good hydration, leaving the skin soft and smooth. I felt no dryness or itchiness, that may be because of coconut oil and aloe vera in it. It gives a good nourishment to the skin and is rinsed off easily. The soap looks very soft, but surprisingly it doesn’t melt easily. One soap is enough for the entire month.
All the products are natural, free of harmful chemicals, free of artificial fragrance and color, eco-friendly packaging and are not tested on animals. The products are easily available major online stores.
If anyone of you used any product from the brand share your feelings here? You might be thinking which one shall I be thinking of buying. I must purchase once Yo Spiri health juice to see the actual results. And I must repurchase the Sensual Berry Shower Gel. Next winter, am going to buy the body butter too.
I have talked enough. I should stop now. Thanks for reading.
Can you feel the love in the air? It’s February and you must be preparing yourself for the romantic date evening. Valentine’s Day reminds us of red roses, soft fragrances, romantic dinner and spending the evening with the special person in your life. So, it is the time to get the sexy pout on! But the dry winter has taken a toll on your lips, making it dry, chapped and unhealthy. But don’t worry girls, follow these easy steps and get the kissable lips just in time for the big day.
THE STEPS TO GET THE LUSCIOUS LIPS:
Exfoliation is a must to remove the dead skin cells and the flaky skin, giving you soft and supple lips. Get a soft bristled brush (read baby brush) and exfoliate your lips every day. Don’t use your regular brush that will be very harsh for the super sensitive skin of your lips. Another way to exfoliate your lips with soft cotton cloth. Wet the cloth with any liquid, be it water, or rose water and gently rub your lips. Do it daily.
You can use some homemade scrub too. In a glass bowl take some sugar, a few drops of lemon juice and honey or glycerine or coconut oil. You can add 1 drop of essential oil of your choice. Remember that sugar scrub is the best scrub for lips. Use it regularly. You can buy any ready-made lip scrub from the market. Today many brands have brought good lip scrubs. You can search them here.
I know you never forget to moisturize your face every day. But surprisingly you forget your lips. So, choose a good lip balm to moisturize your lips. You can use shea butter every day at night. Buy shea butter from here. You can dab some honey or coconut oil on your lips and wash off after 5 minutes to get soft, plump lips. Always carry a lip balm with you, wherever you go or how long you stay outside. And make sure that each time when you apply lipstick use lip balm underneath. For good lip balms visit here.
Save your lips from the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays. So, pick up a lip balm infused with the sun protection factor (SPF). Choose the products with high SPF, like 15/20 or more. Like your face cream, use it 30 minutes before you step out. As lips have almost no melanin, so they need more protection than the face. It’s better to opt for matte lipsticks and try to skip gloss. Lip glosses increase the chances of sun damage. Moreover matte one can lock moisture into your lips more effectively.
The skin of the lips is thinner and has no oil glands. Oil protects the skin from harsh weather and from the outside elements. That’s why lips always tend to dry, chapped and rough. So, drink plenty of water. Always carry enough water with you.
5. Include Variety Of Fruits And Vegetables In Your Daily Diet:
A good diet makes your lips healthy and natural and gives you the pink lips that you always dream of. Increase the intake of vegetables or fruit salads. Stay away from spicy and oily foods.
If you follow these simple tips, you will get that natural pink lips. With them, you have to follow some don’ts.
Don’t Bite Or Lick:
Biting lips is a bad habit that causes chapped and dark lips. And licking them with your tongue makes the lips dry. If you have the habits, give up now.
Don’t Use Cheap Cosmetics:
Cheap lipsticks make the lips dry and dark and they may cause serious skin issues too. Always use a moisturizing lipstick with vitamin E or jojoba oil. And buy from good brands. Check some good brands on Purplle, Nykaa, amazon.
So, girls, while you are planning for a perfect date night, don’t forget these easy but effective tips. Your look will be complete with perfectly kissable lips. Now, let me take an off, the romantic evening is waiting for you. Have a happy Valentine’s Day.
Today I am talking about the most underrated but amazing product Coconut Oil. It is our intention that we always rush behind expensive products those may leave some side effects on our skin and burn our pockets too. Rather if we look back to our kitchen shelf, we can get a superpower that can do miracles to our skin and hair, better to say to our whole body. Here, I have brought to you the unexpected benefits of coconut oil on the skin. So, sit back and enjoy.
There are very few beauty products that can do wonders as the coconut oil can do. Coconut oil has multiple benefits ranging from health care to skincare, haircare and more. Here, I am concentrating on skincare only.
SKINCARE BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL:
1.Coconut Oil As Cleanser:
Coconut oil is a good cleanser.It can wipe out all impurities and pollutants from your skin. All skin types can use it. If you have dry skin, take 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil on your palm and rub it with the other to liquify the oil. Apply on the face and neck, massage gently. Wait for 5-7 minutes for the oil to absorb into the skin and wipe away with a wet cotton ball. The oily skin, wash with warm water and dry with a soft cotton towel. Initially you may experience acne, but believe me, regular use will reduce sebum secretion. My acne prone skin has accepted after one week of regular use.
2.Coconut Oil As Makeup Remover:
Removing makeup, especially the eye makeup, is a hard task. Coconut oil will make this easy. Apply the oil on your face, including eye area. Massage softly in a circular motion. Now wipe off with a wet cotton ball, then wash off with mild soap. Your face is ready for beauty rituals.
3.Coconut Oil As Skin Softener:
No need to spend much for creams and lotions, pick up a bottle of coconut oil and get rid of dry, hard skin of your face and body. Use the oil on your face, all over your body and wherever you feel to be moisturized. It will be helpful for the cracked heel too. Don’t think it will remove the crack in a day, but it will soften the skin and heal slowly.
4.Coconut Oil As Night Cream And Eye Cream:
The Vitamin E in coconut oil repairs the skin promotes healthy skin growth, prevents premature aging if you leave it on your skin overnight. Apply the oil on your face and neck, massage it in the circular motion for minimum 5 minutes. Using ring finger slowly and softly massage around your eye area. It will reduce eye bags, fine lines and dark circles. The dry skin beauties leave it now on your face. But the oily skin can blot the excess oil with a tissue if you feel oily, but don’t rinse off.
5.Coconut Oil As Spot Correcter:
You can use coconut oil to lighten any dark spot, tan, blemishes. Just dab very little amount on the affected area as a spot treatment. Do you need any whitening cream now?
6.Coconut Oil As Cuticle Treatment Cream:
Are you worried of your peeling cuticles? I know many of you. Coconut oil is here to solve it. Rub some coconut oil on your cuticles and see the effect. You can apply coconut oil on your hand as a hand cream to get softer and hydrated hand.
7. Coconut Oil As Lip Moisturizer:
Coconut oil will save your lips from getting chapped. Apply a little amount on your lip and leave it. You can use it as a lip gloss, by mixing it with the lipstick of your choice.
8. Coconut Oil To Treat Skin Infections:
The anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil heal eczema, psoriasis and even acne. Apply coconut oil on affected area. It calms and soothes the skin at once. It’s easily penetrated into the skin and kills the germ. Here the fatty acid in the coconut oil acts. As shown in a study that fatty acid has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. So, my pretty don’t get scared to apply this wonder oil on your acne prone skin.
9. Coconut Oil As Sunburn Relief:
Did you expose to the Sun and experience redness, inflammations? Pick up your bottle of coconut oil and apply on the affected area. The coconut oil at once will calm and soothe your skin. It will soothe the inflamed skin, reduce redness and will rehydrate the skin.
10. Coconut Oil As Shaving Gel:
Hi, guys it is for you. Pick up coconut oil instead of shaving creams or foams. It will help in preventing ingrowth of hairs and razor burn, by hydrating your skin.
Coconut oil is getting popular day by day. It is safe for babies and the people with sensitive skin. I have combination and super sensitive skin. I use it daily. Ensure that the coconut oil you are using must be pure, virgin coconut oil. So, before buying those expensive creams, cleansers and all, think once about this humble but highly effective coconut oil.
Now a question must be coming in your mind that is “Where To Buy”. You can buy from qtrove , Amazon.
Thanks for reading. If you have any suggestion about using coconut oil, please comment here. I am all ear to your tips.