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Me and Nature ft. Banjara’s

Take care of nature and nature will take care of you. This philosophy incorporated by Banjara’s couldn’t be truer! This phrase made me ponder upon the endless ways we need the beauty of nature and how we are being ignorant about the fact that we are destroying it every moment by some way or the other. Everything surrounding us has harsh chemicals which are no good for us. Our food is adulterated, water is dirty, air is impure and the products which we use are unnatural.

Amidst all these artificial things, a brand like Banjara’s comes in like a breath of fresh air. I have been using their products for quite some time now and even though I am collaborating with the brand, I wouldn’t be lying when I say that I completely loved whatever I used. I started using the multani mitti pack some time ago and the results were exactly what I expected. A natural solution to skin problems! I have a very sensitive skin and harsh chemicals causes breakouts, pigmentation and scars on my face. But Banjara’s being natural, works well on my skin. I have to say that the product might work slow, but that is a price I am willing to pay. Also, it is essential to take proper care after using any pack or product on your face. If certain small things are taken care of, it is best to stick to herbal and ayurvedic products like Banjara’s. They have a range of face packs, hair oil, hair packs and face wash which cater to all your skin woes.

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The cherry on the cake is the fact that Banjara’s is a cruelty-free brand. They do not test their products on animals. So I don’t know if it’s safe for your dogs or not, it sure as hell is safe for you guys (That is if  you are not an animal :P)!

If you still don’t believe me, you can try them yourself! For free! You can register HERE for free samples of their products.

Let’s keep it natural!

Love,

Sindhu

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Review ~ Banjara’s Samvridhi Hair Care Range

I spent a good amount of my childhood with my grandparents. Which meant loads of pampering and even more love and care. I remember my grandma giving me a natural and ayurvedic solution for so many problems, right from my hair to my cold. And one thing my grandma was very possessive about, was my hair. She was against using shampoo because of the harsh chemicals present in them. I must admit that I am genetically blessed with good hair. But it requires a lot of care to maintain the hair. So to keep my hair healthy, she used to make a powder of amla, reetha and shika kai for my hair. These are the key ingredients for a soft, silky and strong hair. It was a task to find these ingredients and mix them in correct proportion and finally make it useable. But she made sure I only use natural products on my hair. My heart sinks when I say that my grandma is no more with me. With her, my hair care routine was gone too! My hair had lost its shine and texture. Pollution and constant running doesn’t help either.

But recently I discovered a new hair care range from Banjara’s, called the Samvridhi Hair Care Range. It consists of hair oil and hair pack. The Samvridhi Hair Oil is an amalgamation of several Ayurvedic Herbs in sesam and coconut oil. A classic combination for a strong and healthy hair! The other ingredients are Olive Oil, Bhringraj, Amla, Japa, Henna, Aritha, Shikakai, Brahmi, Neem, Methi, Pippali. A hair oil ‘champi’ has been, is and shall always be the solution for all hair problems. And if you have a hair oil with all the above ingredients, it sure will create magic! Like it did to my hair. My hair has regained its sheen. I also noticed a difference in my hair fall. My hair fall problems have reduced.

I also tried the Samvridhi hair pack. And I wouldn’t be lying if I said that I felt a part of my childhood returned. It has the same ingredients that my grandma used for my hair pack. It also smelt the same! And  boy did it leave my hair looking gorgeous? The best part is I don’t have to use a shampoo after using the pack. The natural cleansers in the pack work their magic! I would like to call this pack ‘Grandma 2.0’. It has everything that my grandma did for my hair, without the hassles of making it. The only concern I had with the product is that it left my hair a little dry. But my hair looked amazing the next day. So if you have dry ends, I would suggest you to use the product a day before any big event.

POINT-METER :

Expectation vs Reality – 4.5/5

Quantity – 3/5

Pricing – 3.5/5

Availability – 4/5, you can find them online HERE

Will I repurchase – Yes

Overall I absolutely loved the product. A person like me who goes out everyday, has to have her hair on point! Greasy hair is a big no-no. This product actually did make my hair look gorgeous and since it’s full of natural ingredients and free from harsh chemicals, the risk of my hair getting damaged has reduced to a great extent. In this day and age where we are surrounded by products that are filled with bad chemicals, it is nice to see such a good product with natural ingredients. Hence, I would recommend this product to all of you.

 

Love,

                           Sindhu

REVIEW : M.A.C Studio Fix

There is a certain level of expectation from the product when you hear its M.A.C . And for someone like me who is not a beauty junkie and not very concerned about all the things make-up, I certainly thought/think that M.A.C is the ultimate thing a normal girl wants. Before I begin with the review, let’s establish the fact that this brand is expensive. So how I landed up buying this is a short story. My friend who is a M.A.C hoarder introduced me to something called the studio tech . It is a tight mousse kind of a product which works as a foundation(medium coverage) as well as a compact. I loved when I used it and decided to buy it. When I went to the store and asked for the product, the sales assistant suggested me to opt for studio fix rather than studio tech, considering my skin is oily. And that’s how I got this magical product.

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PRODUCT REVIEW:

M.A.C – Studio Fix NC 45

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PRODUCT:

  • A foundation cum compact .
  • It is the best product for those who are lazy to apply foundation and primer and other such stuff on a regular basis.
  • For skin that has acne scars, it is best recommended to use with a concealer.
  • It looks like a compact powder, but works well as a foundation and gives medium coverage.

HOW TO USE :

  • Use a moisturizer before applying it. 
  • Although it comes with a sponge, I use a powder brush to apply it as it covers the entire face properly and spreads evenly without too much product on the face.
  • If you have acne scars or dark circles, you can use a concealer before applying it.
  • A few strokes from the brush is enough .

END RESULT – You end up having a smooth and matte finish . The skin looks bright and polished and isn’t over the top.

 

 

NC45 suits people who have a wheatish complexion and acne scars.

NC45 suits people who have a wheatish complexion and acne scars.

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POINT-METER :

Expectation vs Reality – 4.5/5

Quantity – 5/5

Pricing – 3.5/5

Availability – 4/5

Will I repurchase – Yes

The product is available at all M.A.C stores. This is not a drug-store product, hence it’s not very easily available. Since the day I have bought this product, I have been using this on a regular basis. It is the best money I have ever spent on make-up . I know it’s expensive, but it is definitely worth it and I highly recommend this product.

Love,

Sindhu

 

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REVIEW – BBLUNT anti-frizz leave-in cream

The importance of good and healthy hair is something we have all read about. We always want to look our best, and our hair plays a major role in making us look good. With every season change, our hair behaves differently and all of us have different hair types. But one common problem we face is frizzy hair. Some day or the other, you experience this dull, frizziness in your hair which spoils your entire look.
I have very fine straight and almost silky hair. I would lie if I said my hair is always frizzy. But lately because of the move and water and weather change, my hair has lost its sheen and is very tangly and frizzy after wash. Since I have silky fine hair, applying serums make my hair look flatter and greasy. So I generally avoid serums. But that dint solve my problem. After being frustrated and dealing with hair issues,  I finally got the opportunity to try this anti-frizz leave-in cream by BBLUNT. And the best part about it is, its from their climate control category. This is exactly the solution to my problem.

PRODUCT:

BBLUNTClimate control anti-frizz leave-in cream

Quantity – 150g

Price – INR 450

A few highlights of the product:

– It is very light in texture and leaves the hair smooth without making it look greasy.
– If you have straight hair, it does not make your hair look limp.
– It does not have a strong smell so it is very good for people who have allergy issues.
– Only a small amount of product is required. Hence, it’s basically a good investment product.
– Combing and styling hair post using this becomes very easy and time saving.
– The product claims that its specially curated for Indian hair and also protects from environmental and heat styling damage.

How to use:

– After washing your hair, towel dry your hair. (do not use hair dryer).
– Once you’re done drying, take a little amount of the cream (about 6-7 pumps for medium to long hair) on your palm and apply in on the middle and ends of your hair.
– After applying scrunch your hair a little so that the product is evenly applied.
– Strictly avoid applying it on the scalp, else you’ll end up with a greasy scalp.

Voila, you now have smooth, tamable hair!

POINT-METER :

Expectation vs Reality – 4/5

Quantity – 4.5/5

Pricing – 4/5

Packaging – 4.5/5

Availability – 3/5

Will I repurchase –  Yes

The product is available on various online stores and all BBLUNT salons.
This products works well for me. I am a person who doesn’t likes to use a lot of product on the hair,and I have been using this one quite often. I’m in love with it. A must try for those dealing with crazy hair post hair wash.

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Review- maybelline color show glitter mania shade all that glitters 601

Hello you lovely people,or just a person. My lack of blogging has made me lose my blog readers which is sad, but doesn’t stop me from blogging now and then. I try to blog but no Internet connectivity and no laptop is the reason why im unable to blog. Anywhoo im here today to review the new range of nail paints by maybelline. They are called glitter mania. The word glitter was enough for me to go raid them.

My love for gold is eternal and with a hell lot of weddings to attend, glittery gold was the best option to buy.

REVIEW:

Brand: Maybelline

Shade : all tha glitters 601

Range : Color show Glitter mania

Quantity : 6 ml

Price : INR 125

The shade is not very golden-ey, rather its gold toned champagne shade. It looks stunning on my complexion I.e wheatish complexion. Two coats of it is enough to give proper colour and shine. The paint doesn’t chip for about 4-5 days(i.e if applied without topcoat), and post that the glittering effect starts to wear out. I think thats awesome. Normally nail paints start chipping real soon. This range of nail paints do not have lot of glitter and shine, but just the right amount of glitter to add that much needed glamour to your look. The packaging is neat and classy, it looks exactly like the colour show nail paints. This range has 8 shades which is superb and im dying to buy all of them.

FINAL VERDICT:

Shade: 5/5

Durability : 5/5

Shine : 4.5/5

Product availability : 5/5 (available almost everywhere)

Will I repurchase : yes!

Overall verdict : 4.75/5

All in all this product is a must buy. For the price offered, this is one of the best products launched in the recent times. Maybelline has proved itself yet again. They have improvised themselves in every way possible. Not only are the products really good, also the branding is appreciating. A very impressive work by maybelline.

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