Friday, August 12, 2016

Winners for the Monsoon Hair Care Contest!

Honey seemed to be the favorite ingredient of all our participants in the hair care for monsoon contest.

Some interesting ways of keeping your hair healthy are by using masks made up of a combination of the below ingredients with coconut oil

Honey + Curd + Lemon juice
Honey + Onion juice
Honey + Curd + Chick pea powder

contest winners, parachute advansed, hair oil, hair care

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Contest Time - Happy Monsoon!

Hey everyone, here is a fun contest for you. You all must have heard about the benefits of oiling your hair from your mother and grandmother. Monsoons require extra care and coconut oil acts as a blessing!

Did you know mixing a few simple ingredients from your kitchen can actually enhance the effects of oiling?

Well you can! And I'm sure you must have tried something at some point in time.

Here is a simple contest for you. Tell me your recipe for a homemade hair pack using coconut oil and any other ingredients. You can go ask your grandma for her secret recipes if you like.

Monsoon hair care contest, parachute Advansed hamper
Monsoon Hair Care Contest - Parachute Advansed Hamper

The most interesting recipes will be picked from all the entries we get. The winner gets a pretty hamper from Parachute Advansed Hair Oil! And that's not all - we have 3 winners in all!

1. Must have an address in India where the hamper can be shipped to.
2. Post a picture of the hair pack on instagram/twitter/Facebook. Hash tag #OEWxParachute and #ParachuteAdvansed
3. You can also post a short video showing us how you make it - again post it to any of the three social media channels you prefer.
4. Do leave your email id in the comments and let me know where you posted the image or video. Make sure you are following @OurExternalWorld on instagram/Facebook and @shilpagandotra on twitter.

Can't wait to see your videos and images!

Contest ends on 10th August.

Good Luck everyone!!!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

DIY Magical Sea World with Colgate

Do you have a kid at home who loves to do some DIY? Well recently spotted were these Colgate toothpaste boxes which come with a Magical Sea World.
DIY Magical Sea World with Colgate, #colgatemagicalstories
DIY Magical Sea World with Colgate 

The box has a marking where you need to cut it open. Inside you will find different characters and shapes. Each shape has a dotted line where you need to cut these out. 

The concept is simple. Each shape when cut out also has small slits. Then there are base shapes which also have a slit. When you fix the base shape by sliding its slit into the slit of the main shape, it becomes a base for the main shape to stand on.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Unboxing: Band Bajaa Beauty - My Envy Box

The July 2016 box from My Envy Box has been curated by the team behind WedMeGood and is called the Band Bajaa Beauty box. The box aims to help all brides-to-be.

Unboxing: Band Bajaa Beauty - My Envy Box
Unboxing: Band Bajaa Beauty - My Envy Box

The box itself looks festive in red with the gold pattern on top. Inside it houses some samples and some full sized products along with a fun paper game.

Do you remember playing with these paper origami fortune tellers as children? I used to have so much fun making these with my friends. The My Envy Box contains one which helps you stay up to date with your pre-wedding preparations.

Unboxing: Band Bajaa Beauty - My Envy Box
Origami Fortune Teller

Price: Rs 850 (for one month - lower prices for longer subscriptions)

Now let's jump inside the box and take a look at what all you get.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoos

It only happens sometimes that you get surprised by a box of hair products.
Well this box that I'm talking about was just breathtaking in the way the packaging was done.

Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoos
Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoos

Garnier  has launched its range of Ultra Blends Shampoos and I was sent four of them boxed together. First let's look at the unboxing!

Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoos
Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoos

The box contained a lot of cards with the details of each shampoo, an elegant scroll with details about the Ultra Blends range, and an adorable pen drive shaped like an ultra blend shampoo bottle.

Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoos, blendedwithlove
Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoos

The range contains 5 different shampoos targeted towards different hair problems. The shampoos boast of natural ingredients and is said to be paraben free.

Each shampoo comes in a flip top cap and has a unique fragrance. The box I was sent contains the 100mL sized bottles but larger sizes are available.

Price: Rs 230 (340mL) [The bigger the packaging the more economical the shampoo turns out to be]
You can purchase the smaller ones to try out first - Rs 55 for 60mL

I was sent four of these five. Let's take a look at each one of the shampoos.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Medimix Ayurvedic Face Wash - With 6 Essential Herbs

Medimix has launched a new face wash at a pocket friendly price. The face wash boasts of being paraben free, soap free and made up of eco-friendly ingredients. 

The face wash from Medimix is made up of 6 essential herbs of neem, aloe vera, turmeric, lodhra and manjishtha.

Medimix Ayurvedic Face Wash - With 6 Essential Herbs

While neem helps battle acne, turmeric acts as a natural anti-septic for the skin. Aloe vera helps provide moisture to the skin. The herb lodhra is said to reduce skin inflammation and improve skin complexion. Manjishtha helps improve the skin texture. All in all these 6 herbs packed together in this gel based face wash provide deep cleansing and nourishment to the skin.

Price: Rs 60 (50 mL) [available on]
Rs 100 (100 mL) [available on]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Casino Nail Art

If you follow me on social media you must have already seen these. I thought I'll post my Casino Nail Art here on the blog as well.

As part of my Twin Nails challenge at Those Nails Though Facebook group, I got paired with Jill Cowton. The theme was Las Vegas and when its Vegas you cannot leave behind the casinos!

Here is what we came up with. We decided to capture different elements of a casino on each nail. Going with our inspirational image we added some dice, playing cards, and a roulette.

casino nails, Las Vegas, roulette

The complete nail art was done free hand using polish, some acrylic paints and a fine brush. I hope you like what I did with my nails.

Friday, June 24, 2016

HPB Presents Strawberry Nail Art

This month's HPB linkup them is fruits. Finally I thought I should do Strawberry Nail Art.

I have wanted to try this nail art since a long time but always kept putting it off. It is easy do to and all you need are the following:

1. Red nail polish (I used Be Mine from the FACES Love Struck Collection)
2. Green nail polish (from Oriflame)
3. Dotting tool

HPB Presents Strawberry Nail Art

The process is simple. Coat your nail with red polish completely and let it dry. Then add a heavy coat of red polish. 

When it is almost dry take a dotting tool and simple press on gently all over the polishes to create little holes. The base red polish will ensure that the places you press on with the dotting tool appear like little grooves on the strawberry fruit.

If the little dents are not very visible you can dip your dotting tool in a brown or green polish and then use it for the dotting action. It adds a bit of depth as well.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

FACES Love Struck and Cocktail Collection Review & Swatches

FACES Love Struck and Cocktail Collection Review & Swatches

FACES has launched two sets of nail polishes as complementary collections - Love Struck & Cocktail.

These collections contain 3 polishes of 6ml each. Each collection is created so that you can create easy nail art your self using the colors in the collection.

FACES Love Struck Nail Lacquer Collection

The love struck collection has the perfect colors for Valentine's day nail art. There are two cream polishes and one crelly.

FACES Love Struck and Cocktail Collection Review & Swatches
Love Struck Collection
The colors in the Love Struck collection are
1. First Date - this is a beautiful deep pink shade. It has a high gloss finish and goes opaque in two coats. 
2. Day Dream - this is pale pink crelly with hexagonal red glitter and tiny white glitter. With three coats you can use it on its own. You can also use it as a topper over other polishes with a single coat.
3. Be Mine - This is a bright red with a pink undertone, reminds me of strawberries.

FACES Love Struck Collection Swatches
FACES Love Struck Collection Swatches

FACES Love Struck Collection
FACES Love Struck Collection

I did a water marble nail art using the three polishes. Using a crelly for water marble can be quite tricky but thankfully the final result was fine.
water marble nail art using FACES Love Struck Collection
Water Marble Nail Art

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Organic Harvest Anti Tan Mask

Organic Harvest Anti Tan Mask is a mask targeted to help remove tan. The mask contains Seaweed jelly that is the core ingredient which helps remove the tan on our skin.

Organic Harvest Anti Tan Mask Review

The mask also contains olive oil to give moisturization, while Mulberry extract & Daisy flower extract enhance the skin and provide glow to the skin.

Key ingredients: Seaweed jelly, Olive oil, Vitamin C, Mulberry extract & Daisy flower extract, certified organic Xanthum gum in cream base.

The anti-tan mask comes in a small pot. It also houses a spill proof inner lid.


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