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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Maybelline New York Clear glow Shine free B.B Stick Review

I  never used foundations creams and still don't use them. Somehow the idea of blending or selecting the right shade scares me and seeing few people wearing the incorrect foundation shade, they look like ghost with all that white cast.. Ewww!. So I use only foundation in pressed powder form or a  tinted moisturizer. So you must have seen this product on my February haul... when the SA at Health and Glow store told me about this BB stick I was sold..I never knew something like BB cream ever existed (okk.. it has been in market for sometime, but I never knew). All I knew was the foundation in powder, cream or lotion form, concealer, tinted moisturizer, primer.. So I was curious and found out a little more about what this BB is all about. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

L'oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Extra Black Mascara Review

 I love mascaras. They really make the eyes looks so beautiful and fresh and an instant step-up to glamour. When in hurry using just kajal, Masacara and lip balm can make you look perfect, be it an interview, or casual office wear or just meeting a friend or a date... I used to use mascara only for occasions until I met the ONE (you can really see from the pic how much I have actually used this mascara:-).. the lettering and the color is almost gone.)

Monday, 24 March 2014

TRESemme -Hair fall Defense shampoo Review

One day I saw this Tresemme Advertisement on TV and after all the hype this brand created I thought it was going to be expensive and I really was surprised that this product was inexpensive and quickly purchased both the Shampoo and conditioner. Ever since, this product has become my most trusted product and every time I tend to wander and lust after other new products I always come back to this Shampoo and Conditioner.

Himalaya Herbals Lip balm- Review

I never used lip balm when I was studying college. I just used to use Vaseline petroleum jelly just once a day and it was sufficient. But once I moved to Bangalore, because of the weather I needed to use a lip balm. I used several lip balms to treat the problem. This lip balm I am talking about today is the most, used by almost everyone as it is from a good brand and very very easily available and cost effective.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Thinai (Fox Tail millet) Chicken Biryani

Hi all,

This is yet another healthy recipe.. For people who don't know what Thinai (Pic shown in the end) is and its health along. Thinai otherwise known as Fox tail millet is one type of millet which is yellow in color. During my grandfather and great grandfather days, people mostly ate millets as their staple food instead of rice and wheat mainly because it is very healthy, cooling, gives strength and keeps you filled for longer hours. Millets in general are gluten free, high in protein, rich in nutrients and a great source of energy.There are several other millets which is listed below.
1. Little millet (Samai)
2. kodo millet (Varagu)
3. Barnyard Millet (Kudhiraivalli)
4. Finger Millet (Ragi)
 So let's get started with recipe, I made chicken biryani cause I wanted to try something different for my family and since it was a Sunday and we usually cook chicken I decided to go with Chicken biryani.

Monday, 10 March 2014

March haul- all time favorites

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As you all know I started  changing to a healthy diet and am also trying to change my lifestyle as well. The first thing I started off was cutting off on caffeine. As any true south Indian, I love coffee so much and some times have more than 3 times a day, but with determination to be healthy and with a conscious effort to change my lifestyle I switched to Green Tea. I initially used to hate it, but now after 2 months I am in love with it, so when my green tea got over, I rushed to the nearest Nilgiris store to buy them. This time I bought Tetley Green Tea and apart from that I also bought a couple of other favorites. 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Garnier Skin Naturals Gentle Face wash Review

I received this Garnier face wash sample, free with Garnier color naturals 2 years back and I just used this a couple of times. So I decided to review this today lest I finish up the product and have none left for the review. So here we go...

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Fish Capsicum stir fry- No Sauces

As you all know I am trying to eat healthy and clean food with very light cooking. I am trying to reduce my weight and above all to be healthy. It is OK to indulge once in a while, but you should always try and stick to a healthy routine. Because of this, I am trying to innovate and also invent and discover some new healthy recipes which I will bring to you all as regularly as possible to help you all live a healthy life without compromising much.:-)

Maybelline Colorama Nail Polish - Nude review

Hope you all are having a good weekend. I was just bored today and decided to paint my nails.. My previous nail colour had worn off,  and it was bright and pink and it was a colorama too... sorry didnt click the pictures... so I needed something more pale... so I painted my nails nude :-).

Elemis- Skin Nourishing Hand and body lotion Review

I have already spoken about an Elemis product earlier and  that was a hand lotion.. I never personally bought any Elemis product and these Elemis products I received was when my sister traveled to UK and these were given in the flight. My sis knows how much I love these free samples and she passes them on to me...Who doesn't love free samples? :-)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Chicken Capsicum Stir fry without any sauces-- My Recipe

These days I have started eating healthy and try to avoid both Rice and Roti.. and so I started trying different recipes so I don't get bored with my diet... Chicken Capsicum Stir fry is a healthier option, as it is protein and also capsicum is very good for our health as it helps in keeping the skin clear, prevents rashes and pimples. It contains vitamin A, which is good for eyes and helps prevent eye diseases. In this recipe I used mostly boneless chicken pieces for easy cooking.

Garnier Fructis Silky Straight 24/7 Smoothing Serum Review

This was a serum that I am across because of my dear friend.. Until then I was using Livon..So the story of this serum was my best friend bought this serum and tried for two weeks on her hair but it didn't work for her and believe me she had this long beautiful straight hair.. So she asked if I wanted it.. I asked "for free?" she said yes:-)  but I wondered if it would not work for my hair too.. When I tried it, it was so good and works very well for my hair.. Thanks to my friend that I found something that works so wonderfully for me.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Olay Total effects 7 in 1 Day cream-Review

This product created such a huge name when it hit the market and the television and which had famous celebrities like Kajol and Madhuri Dixit advertising for it. The advertisements showed it can cure wrinkles and fine lines and gives instant glow upon regular usage and this was enough for me to give this a try though I do not have any wrinkles :P. I was particularly interested in this Olay product coming to India.. When I was young we used to get Olay lotions sent to us from of our relatives abroad.... It was called Oil of Olay and then there was Oil of Ulay which was similar. It was a light pink bottle with a black cap. ohh loved the smell of Oil of Olay, makes me nostalgic!:-)

Ayur Herbal Astringent With Aloe Vera Review

Today I would be reviewing an Astringent. I generally just wash my face and apply moisturizer, and upon go-ogling I learnt it is very important to tone your face and is as important as cleansing and moisturizing... So currently it is a part of my daily routine. Many people like me would be confused between a toner or an Astringent. So I have listed a couple of them below from this link  here and you can make your choice.

Olay Total effects 7 in 1 Foaming Cleanser Review

Today I would be reviewing one of favorite cleanser. I first came across this cleanser when the Olay advertisement were coming on TV about 2 years back. I decided to give this a try to see if it really worked for me.

The Two cleaners shown below are the same. The White one I bought separately and the other comes with the Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 day cream. Initially I used to buy only the white one but then felt it was cost effective to buy the pack. Though I later realized it was not much of difference.