Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: Just Herbs And Original & Minerals

Okay, so first of all, I do realize that I do not do beauty posts. Have not written any, not much into make up. Don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing. But I do use things for my face and hair :)

Coming to Just Herbs and Original Minerals, well they have been shipped by Luxola.com, South East Asia's largest Beauty e-tailer based out of Singapore.They retail over 4,000 products and 220 brands in eleven countries including India.

I have an acne prone skin and I am actually sick and tired of pimples. So I tried Just Herbs' Ayurvedic Anti-pimple Ritual Set of 2. Here are my thoughts:

  • Unlike salicylic acid based face washes, the Silksplash Neem-Orange Rehydrant Face Wash does not dry your skin
  • Mild cleanser
  • Is difficult to apply if you do not have curd or rose water at home
  • I have noticed some reduction in the number of pimples
  • Priced high

I also tried Just Herbs' Glow Boosting Ritual Set of 2. My thoughts:

  • My face usually gets red after applying masks, but this one spared me the horror
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Gives instant brightness, do not expect a lot of fairness though
  • Tightens the pores
  • The gel is easy to apply
  • Priced high

And last but not the least, I tried the ORIGINAL & MINERAL Mini Mineral Pack - Hydrate and Conquer. Here is what I have to say:

  • You may forget going to a spa!
  • Softens hair very well
  • Smells really nice and the smell stays with you
  • Compact, good to carry while travelling, though I recommend carrying them in another case. Not sure of those push buttons.

All said and done, I am loving the products, they have natural ingredients and will suit most of the people, but they are a bit costly. Overall, I would rate them a 8.5 out of 10.

And yes, here comes the best part, I have a promo code for you all.  Buy these and more products at Luxola.com and enter BLX-JENNY at checkout to enjoy 15% off on your first purchase. Offer valid till 30th April. 

The offer is not valid on non-discountable brands. Please read their FAQ page for more details.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Quiet One

In this post, I will talk about one of my sisters again. She is the calm one, though not that calm either. She likes to dress up in a very soft, understated manner. She likes everything with frills and soft helms and subtle colours. 

She could be an easy going professor or a librarian or an overqualified house wife. But I always look at her as if she is a four year old, as if she cannot even tie her shoelaces.

She does not always like the way I dress. But she likes the pictures on the blog. And I quip, "Told you!"  

I will have more posts that feature my sisters in future. Hope you guys are doing great. Have a great weekend.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Chatterbox

“Betsy liked to talk. Her father always said she got it from her mother, and her mother always said she got it from her father. But whomever she got it from she was certainly a talker.” 
― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

My sister is a talker as well. She is an affable chatterbox who will irritate and amuse you at the same time. She can talk about anything that holds her attention and has an great ability to let the conversation flow. And she is loud. Even at the most noisy places, we have to sushhh her.

But when she stops talking, we feel as if something is not right. Her silence is not comforting. Not even for half an hour. My sisters were here a few weekends back and we took some pictures.  

You guys have a great weekend!

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Details- Top: Vero Moda, Pants: Code, Jacket: Mango, Wedges: Done By None, Headband: Forever 21

Friday, February 13, 2015

Writing Something

So far, I have not really written much except for some poems that can be rightfully edited and some blogposts that uncomfortably co-exist with images. 

I have an inflated sense of everything. I can never be satisfied with what I do. So every time I think of writing, I end up deciding to read more first. It seemed like a great idea at first. Soon, I realized I am not doing myself any good as it has been years now. 

This year, i went to Jaipur Literature festival and what really intrigued me the most was that even boys and girls, as young as 16 were talking about finding a publisher for some list of poems they had written. High time!

This time I am posting two images that relate to what i have written. Better than before I guess.

You guys have a great weekend! Do like my Facebook page.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Shopping And Happiness

“I'm still trying to figure out the secret relationship between the woman and the mall!” 
― Ibrahim Taha

I feel good after shopping. At least for a while. Its instant gratification most of the times. but if I do not go overboard, I am mostly happy with what I buy. I admit that there have been days when shopping has not proved to be the most efficient weapon against depression. But there are days when it really feels nice, no matter how shallow it sounds to some.

When i go alone, and have decided the exact amount of money I will spend, shopping seems like a project that ends with a party. A very interesting part of shopping is to come back and show the stuff to people at home. As a child, I used to be so excited about getting a new dress, i would wake up the next day and would take it outside just to see how it looks in the morning light. It gave me happiness. I wonder if other children ever did that.

You guys have a great weekend. Shop if it makes you happy.

Details: Sweater- Alia Bhatt for Jabong, Accessories - Gifted, Boots -Forever 21, Coloured Denims: Code

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mythology Mixology

Last month, Pia Pauro launched her Spring Summer 2015 Collection at The Imperial along with the Campari 2015 Calendar.

Uniqueness, passion... the the words that symbolize the Italian aperitif, Campari, are also a perfect way to describe Resort Wear designer Pia Pauro's  latest Italian collection which is inspired by the islands of Italy. 

This year’s iconic Campari Calendar, entitled ‘Mythology Mixology', which stars the beautiful French born actress Eva Green, is the 16th edition in the collection and is dedicated to celebrating Campari’s unique and intriguing history and the intrinsic stories linked to twelve of its best-loved classic cocktails.  The Campari Calendar, of which only 9,999 copies are printed, and is not retailed anywhere, is gifted to friends of Campari.

Friday, January 23, 2015

We Do Change

I have read many philosophers saying that it is only the calender that changes and not us. That no matter how new we feel, we still own the same old, stubborn, usual, non flexible soul.

While it may be true to a certain extent, but new things happen to us every new year. An acquaintance of mine used to write diaries and once made the effort to compare his notes written on various new years. He was in for a surprise. While his resolutions faltered sooner or later, he did did new things. He learnt from some of them and he also repeated his mistakes. We all do.

We all have two sides of ourselves: one that changes and one that does not. At the end of the year, we all live on hope. So let us hope that we will change for good. Let us hope we will do many new things this year. Let us make a list.

I know I have wished you guys in my last post, but still..

Happy new year.