Monday, August 29, 2016

Nail Art Using Revlon Matte Nail Polishes and Ejiubas Nail Vinyls

After many days of bare nails I finally decided to do some basic nail art. Revlon has recently launched pretty shades of nail enamels in a matte range which I wanted to try out and I also got a pack of nail vinyls from Ejiubas so I really had no reason to keep my nails bare anymore.

Before I show the nail art I tried let me share a bit about the polishes and nail vinyls.

Revlon matte nail paints come in cute matte bottles which gives them a dreamy look. The good thing about matte polishes is that you sort of have two finishes in one bottle - well technically it is a matte polish, but all it takes to transform it into a glossy finish is your regular top coat.

Nail Art Using Revlon Matte Nail Polishes and Ejiubas Nail Vinyls
Revlon Matte Nail Polishes

The shades I picked out are Sunny Matte, Cool Matte and Marine Matte.

Sunny Matte - 528 - is a lovely creamy yellow.
Cool Matte - 527 - is a blue polish
Marine Matte - 529 - is a sea green coloured polish.

Each polish is priced at Rs 190 for 8ml - currently there is a sale on Flipkart HERE where you can get that at 20% off (so yes, this is the time to collect all shades that you want to try out!)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Simaaya Fashions - Online Saree Shopping For The Wedding Season

Shopping online for sarees, absolutely not - that is what my mom and dadi would say. You have no idea what fabric you are actually going to get and the colors are always off.

Well not anymore. I am a die hard online shopper. I hate having to wait in cues to try out things and detest the crowds in markets. And so it was a relief when my online saree purchase turned out successful!
Simaaya Fashions - Online Saree Shopping For The Wedding Season
Simaaya Fashions - Online Saree Shopping For The Wedding Season

This year during the fall season I have a cousin's wedding to attend. While searching for latest designs in sarees I came across Simaaya Fashions. I am helping my cousin do her shopping and wanted to purchase a single piece to make sure the quality is good enough. After browsing their website I narrowed down on one saree that looked nice and festive to me.

Simaaya Fashions - Online Saree Shopping For The Wedding Season
Simaaya Fashions - Online Saree Shopping For The Wedding Season

The saree came wrapped in a plastic cover safely placed inside a cardboard box.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Unboxing - My Envy Box Monsoon Edition

The monsoon box from the team at My Envy Box was interesting for me. I'll tell you why after I've told you what all came inside it.

Unboxing - My Envy Box Monsoon Edition, indian beauty blog

You can subscribe to the monthly box for Rs 850 HERE

The box came with 4 full sized products. And each one is a keeper!

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!

Rules:
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 amazon.in]
Rs 100 (100 mL) [available on amazon.in]

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.

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