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.

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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Unboxed: My Envy Box June 2016 And Discount Code

Summery, girly, beautiful! What other adjectives come to your mind when you hold a box this pretty!

My Envy Box June 2016 is another keepsake for me. The box is white with this lovely floral print.

Unboxed: My Envy Box June 2016 And Discount Code

Before I reveal the contents here is some good news. You can use coupon code OEWSHILPA to get 15% off - yup specially for all of you who follow the blog - go indulge!!!

Price: Rs 850 for one month subscription - you can get the box HERE.

Now let's jump straight to the contents.

  1. O3+ Aloe Derma Hydrating Gel (Price: Rs 385 for 50 ml) - the box contains a 50ml tube. This seems like a good product for summers when you need the hydration but not the greasiness of creams. It claims to soothe the skin while preventing redness that is so common in summers.
  2. Calvin Klein CK2 Vial (Price: Rs 3800 for 100ml) - love the fragrance and I'm happy to have this in my box. I know perfume vials are really tiny samples. But all the vials so far have been extremely useful for me to carry around in my purse and I quite look forward to every months new fragrance sample.

Monday, June 20, 2016

D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar

You might have seen this DIY in a lot of places. I had seen it long back but never took the time to make it. But when I finally did, I enjoyed it so much that I had to share it here.

We are going to make a DIY nail polish remover jar. A lot of these are available over the counter from Bourjois, ColorBar, and Sephora. But its fun to do it yourself!

Things you will need:
1. An empty jar - plastic with a wide mouth screw cap
2. Sponge (take one which doesn't dissolve with acetone or your polish remover)
3. Any nail polish remover

D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar
D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar - Things Required

To make sure your sponge will work, take a small piece and dip it in your polish remover. Then leave it for some time preferably in a closed container. Wet it a couple of times to make sure that you have tested it enough. The first time I made mine, the sponge actually started dissolving with the polish remover after a few hours and so I had to do it all over again!


D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar
D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar

The process is extremely easy. Take a sponge piece that is the same height as your jar. I used an old face scrub jar. The sponge was also a leftover from some packaging that I had opened. 

Now roll the sponge as shown in the picture below. You need the sponge to sit snuggly inside the jar and have a tight centre opening where you can place your finger. Tightly rolling a piece of sponge works well.

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