Friday, 31 May 2019

NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream Review

The NovAge Ultimate Lift Skin Care Set has 5 products consisting of Cleansing Gel, Eye Cream, Concentrate Serum, SPF rich Day Cream and Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream. 

This post will concentrate mainly on the Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream.
If loss of firmness and sagginf of skin are ageing your face, it's time to bounce back with the NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream which is Oriflame's advanced-performing product to restore firmness and elasticity for a lifted look with a delightfully youthful bounce.

Powered by patented AspartoLift Technology and Buddleja Plant Stem Cell extract, NovAge Ultimate Lift boosts elastin synthesis and helps to protect the integrity of the skin's extracellular matrix, enhancing the skin's elasticity to help lift, firm and redefine facial contours, as well as smoothing out wrinkles.
Extra-nourishing and replenishing night cream powered by Aspartolift and plant stem cell extract. It restores hydration, firmness and elasticity while you sleep for a lifted appearance over time with more defined contours and less visible wrinkles. Delicately fragranced.

Being one of the thicker products in your skincare routine usually, your night cream provide the final layer of active ingredients together with moisturisation. While the day cream is designed to help protect your skin from daytime aggressors; the night cream is designed to restore, replenish and lock in moisture while you sleep.
NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream is a mildly fragranced cream that is light in texture. You need to apply just 5 pea-sized dots of cream on your forehead, each cheek, your nose and chin. Use your fingertips to lightly massage the cream evenly all over your face avoiding the eye area until it is fully absorbed. The whipped texture feels like a dream and makes it so easy to spread and sink into skin effortlessly. 
While you sleep with the cream on, it nourishes the skin and addresses signs of fatigue with continued use. Even the most efficacious night creams are not going to transform your skin in one night. It would take weeks or even months to show results for the skin concerns like uneven skin tone, fine lines, or wrinkles,. So patiently feed your skin regularly with a good night cream.
Speaking about it's packaging, I like the elegantly rich glass jar in a pretty purple-gold color. The jar is packed in a outer cardboard box with same color theme. The price, quantity, ingredient list and shelf life etc are all printed on it.
NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream is not a budget purchase (Rs. 2250 for 50ml) for sure, but if you're looking for a product that will genuinely make you look forward to your night time routine, this is one of those products.  

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Benefits of Nutrishake (Natural Mango-Banana Flavour)

Do you want to be so healthy that it shows – in your skin, your energy levels, or with how happy you are?
At Wellness by Oriflame, the brand is committed to guide you through the complex world of healthy eating and dietary supplements, offering a range of high-quality, natural products that are developed by world's leading Swedish scientists and nutritional experts along with in-depth lifestyle advice on how to achieve complete healthy lifestyle.
Me and my husband personally have been consuming Oriflame's wellness products since past one year and also shared my experience on various products I tested. If you missed reading those, check out how we liked strawberry and vanilla nutrishakes, how can we optimize health with Astaxanthin based supplements and how Omega 3 supplements work for body..
For this summer season, when we thought of adding a energising shake to our breakfast, the first thought was to order a flavourful Nutrishake and we picked up Mango Banana flavour this time that fulfills our craving for season's fav mangoes too ;)
Product Brief:
Nutrishake is a high protein and high fibre formula containing proteins from three sources namely Milk, Peas and Soy. 
This is a food supplement, so should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Ideally one serving of diet shake is fine per day accompanied with two normal meals. People who are allergic to milk and soy should avoid consuming it.

Nutrition Information:
How to consume it?
A scoopful of 18g qty should be mixed well in cold water and consumed. People who are wellness freaks can blend nutrishake powder into their smoothies, puree, slushies etc to enhance the goodness of usual healthy recipes.
Nutrishake has optimal nutritional ingredients and natural flavors with minimum calories. It contains healthy soluble and non-soluble fibres from sugar beet for healthy nutritional intake. This enables the body to maximize the intake of essential ingredients and support the body in the best possible way.
Nutrishake helps you stay full for longer, curbs false craving and raises your energy levels. 

The carbohydrates used in the Nutrishake formulation are apple, rosehip and whey (milk). It helps to maintain a stable blood sugar level. The three vegetarian protein sources promote optimal cell functions and high satiety leading to a natural lower intake of calories. This in turn help most people lose weight successfully for short term. Also the duration to expect the weight loss depends on weight and overall health of the person.

Overall, the diet meal shakes like nutrishake have required amount of protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, so they serve as one of best meal-on-the-go. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Get Embellished With 6 Premium Laces By Riechers Marescot


Lace is an ultra sophisticated and premium fabric to coddle the beauty in you. This delicate lace fabric is made from yarn of weblike mesh. There are variations of this type. Most of the time it is used to embellish the apparel but some fashion drapes are entirely made out of it. Its sheerness pampers the delicacy and royal look of the apparel. Also, valuable stones, pearls, gold, and silver are used to make it. Let’s explore the lace fabric in details.

Lace by Riechers Marescot
Lacey dresses are often symbolized as feminine exuberance. The array of premium lace by Riechers Marescot is superfluous endorsing this regal feminine spirit. Based on France it is worldwide famous for manufacturing unique gorgeous lace and serving haute couture. It has a vast array of luxury lace fabric that is adorned with Swarovski, pearls, beads, sequins, cords and lot more valuable embellishment. It is made by Leavers loom of the 19th century which is intricately patterned to last details. It is used by all top notch designers to bedeck bridal dresses and party wears. It is a boon for ethnic wear designers. 
Tissura.com collections
Tissura.com is a worldwide supplier of lace fabrics by Riechers Marescot. It has 6 premium category of this type. Various colors, patterns, and quality are available here. The adornments and yarn make the difference in price. Not just fabric you can also get different accessories, trimmings, and buttons here. All exclusive brands and yarns are in their stock.

Types of Lace Fabric
There are 6 major types of lace. Based on its design and pattern it is differentiated into such types:- 
  • Chantilly Lace It has fine ground, pattern is well outlined and it has abundant of details. Cordonnet outlines the pattern in a flat strand that is untwisted. One of the best lace collections of Tissura is Chantilly lace of opal rose riveting pattern. Little blooms are tied with fine high-quality thread for ornamentation of the fabric. It is durable and ever remains fresh with a new like look.
  • Corded Lace Fabric – Its another name is Alencon fabric named after a French town. The heavy corded or delicate thread patterns are stitched together tightly on a base fabric of sheer illusion which makes the design like appliqué.
  • Embroidered lace - Heavy embroidery work is done on lace which is then stitched with the apparel. The high delicate design itself is ornamentation.
  • Knit Lace – It is knitted with thin yarns and has nice patterns. Floral, diamond, check and geometric patterns are predominant in knitted lace.
  • Brocade Lace – Silk, gold, silver, zari and rich decorative materials are used to embellish it. It is used in high-quality royal dresses.
  • Eyelet Lace – It is light in weight and has small pierced holes and with floral or dot-like patterns.

Evening gowns, bridal dress, Western wear, luxury lingerie and lot more are made of it. Lace is an everlasting fashion that is gratifying women’s luxury wear.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

A Spiritual Walk along the Banks of Ganges at Haridwar

For a family where spirituality prevails, the holiday destinations sometimes are the holy cities where one can find solace from fast-paced urban life. Just like masses of people who consider 'Twin National Heritage Cities' Haridwar and Rishikesh as one of the most religious pilgrimage destination, my father always loved visiting these mystical places. 
I've fond memories of visiting these places since childhood, so here is what delights me about the locations..
Har ki Pauri:
The most pious ghar at the banks of Ganges, Har ki Pauri offers the most divine experience to devotees during Ganga Aarti every evening. Watching thousands of the diyas floating on the waters while the hymns being recited by the priests fill your heart with purity and devotion for Almightly. A dip into sacred waters of Ganges is believed to wash away all your sins.





Mandir Darshan:
At this major spiritual landmark of India, you'll find temples (mandir) of many Hindu Gods and Goddesses in every corner of the city. Chandi Devi Mandir, Daksheswara Maharaj Mandir, Maya Devi Mandir, Vaishno Devi Mandir, Doodhadhari Barfani Baba Mandir, Bharat Mata Mandir etc. are some popular temples of Hindu religion in Haridwar. 

Most revered of all the Haridwar temples is the Mansa Devi Mandir. The temple is located steep atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills. You can either trek, climb the steps or go via Udhankhatola (Cable Car/ Ropeway) to the temple.



The view from the cable car will simply amaze you and it's highly recommended to enjoy if you have children in the family.  
Adventure Sport at Rishikesh:
The Yog Capital of the World, Rishikesh, has many adventure activities to indulge into. It depends on the preference and age-appropriateness of the participant what you're allowed to partake. Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Powered Paragliding, Jungle Camping, Trekking, River Rafting are the best among the long list of other thrilling Rishikesh adventure sports.  

Food Trails:
Haridwar is heaven for food lovers. Spicy Aloo Puri, Frothy Kulhar Milk, Crispy Kachoris and Samosas, Fresh Fruits, Seasonal Juices and Flavoured Kulfis have been my super favourites. Everything is available at such pocket-friendly prices that you need not resist your temptations because of expenses.


A visit to the ancient city of Haridwar is a must for a peaceful stay with tranquil atmosphere, but travelling during the Hindu month of Shrawan around July should be avoided due to heavy crowd and blocked roads becuase of Kaanwar Yatra by Shiv devotees.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Steal the Spotlight With Oriflame Colour Obsession Lipsticks

Up your colour game with Colour Obsession, the new lipstick range from The ONE. This revolutionary lip colour brings an unparalleled sense of empowerment with its attention-grabbing hues. Beyond bold, it has 10 PopShock shades with ChromaLoad Technology for unequalled colour intensity. Fully loaded with moisture, the weightless base melts on contact, providing a gel-crème finish of saturated colour.
Colour Obsession Lipsticks have a distinct silver chrome bullet packaging unlike the ones which I already have in my collection. What made me really happy about the packaging is the clear transparent cap that lets me see the shade without opening it, because otherwise it used to take me lot of time finding the right shade in my stash every morning while getting ready for work. Now with Colour Obsession lipsticks, the issue seems solved atleast for this range.
This range offers 10 beautiful shades that would steal the spotlight in your spring summer cosmetics.

Nude Appeal - 35155
Peach Passion - 35156
Pink Possession - 35157
Magenta Mania - 35158
Coral Craze - 35159
Tempting Orange - 35160
Red Rage - 35161
Red Fever - 35162
Purple Power - 35163
Cherry Crave - 35164

The lipsticks are mildly creamy in texture, but don't feel heavy when worn on lips. I neither apply lip balm or lip gloss, still my lips felt moisturized without any feeling of drying out. The colour payoff is good too. After almost 7 hours and having with my lunch, the colour lasted enough. I am also happy with the subtle shine that these lipsticks give. 
Something from the browns family is missing in the range. To name a few shades that I adore more than others, I have got Purple Power, Cherry Crave, Coral Craze and Nude Appeal as the most preferred ones.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Ways to Calm Down Colicky Baby

Hey Mommies! 

Let's me start by asking how does it feel when your infant cries uncontrollably and you can’t find the reason? Isn't so distressing for a mother not to be able to figure out the reason why the baby is crying despite fulfilling his needs? 

I always felt that infancy is the most difficult stage of baby's life when the baby himself can't express what's troubling him and leaves the parents absolutely powerless how to tackle the situation. It's obvious that the babies will express their physical and emotional hurts by crying, but an intense crying with no identifiable reason that transforms into a frequent screaming episode same time every day is termed as 'Colic'. Luckily, colic is not associated with any health problem and is believed to be linked to indigestion, trapped wind or temporary gut sensitivity. Though colic condition gets resolved on its own eventually, but the parents definitely need to know some measures and remedies that might relieve the baby from this prolonged crying for the moment. So here are some tried n tested ways that worked for my baby & I'm sure your little one might respond to some of these when needed-

  • For a colic-affected baby, a belly rub can be quite useful. For this, simply lay the baby on his back on your lap and gently move your palms on his abdomen with light pressure in rhythmic circles in the clockwise direction. You may even use a non-allergic massage oil for belly rub. 
  • An easy way to release trapped gas is to engage the baby in some body exercise. I found bicycle legs, bent legs to be the easiest yet practical ones for the purpose. 
  • Some babies respond really well to face-down holding position. For this, the parent should place his hand under baby's belly and the baby's head should be on your forearm. This posture will help putting pressure on baby's tummy and will relieve uncomfortable gas that causes crying.

    I used to apply a homemade paste of asafoetida mixed with water on my baby's tummy when he would face the issue. And the good news is that the same remedy is now available in the form of ready-to-use Tummy Roll-On.
  • One of the trustworthy babycare brands, Mother Sparsh has recently introduced this #AyurvedicHomeRemedy made of 5 effectives oils that aim to treat colic naturally. 
The combination of Hing Oil, Pudina Oil, Sonth Oil, Saunf Oil and Sova Oil effectively reduces stomach discomforts caused due to gas, acidity or indigestion in infants and children. The benefits of Asafoetida are well-known as one of the most handy home remedy for colic in infants. It's anti-flatulence properties help in digestion. It lets the baby release intestinal gas and minimises discomfort. Saunf Oil used in the roll-on helps the baby to burp and be a #colicfreebaby.
The small size and light-weight packaging makes the #TummyRollOn a travel-friendly item that moms can easily toss in baby's diaper bag. You need to apply the product on baby's stomach directly around the naval area. 
The best part is that the #100%Ayurvedic formula is skin-safe, non-toxic and free of chemicals which gives the confidence to use it without worries of any side-effects. Also the product is worth a try for the affordable price point. You may order it online too.
It might take time to get through this phase of #parenting and if you can't pinpoint the remedy that would certainly work, simply try alternative remedies everytime to find what suits your little one's best. I'm sure your baby will soon be a happy and #ColicFreeBaby.
Happy Parenting!