Sunday 31 January 2016

Fashion Up Your Manicure with NELF USA Nail Enamels

Hello Girlies

Recently, I got some great stuff from an exciting cosmetic brand NELFusa. The brand creates wide range of quality makeup products at approachable prices. Today I am reviewing the nail enamels from the brand in two pretty shades.

Brand Info:
NELF Cosmetics, named after the aspiration of women to look great in four leagues i.e. NAIL, EYE, LIPS & FACE, uniquely offers a permanent collection of every day basics and on-trend shades. Known for rich pigments and high payoff in products is what places NELF in its own panache and distinguishes the line as a leader in the colossal color cosmetics industry. NELFusa™ has become the fastest growing cosmetic company in INDIA. The ultramodern and stylish packaging fused with the huge selection of highly pigmented colors continues to catch the eyes of every striving beauty.

Product Info:
NELF Cosmetics offers luxurious nail enamels in beautiful shades that will resist any daytime or night time drama. You can fashion up your nails and treat yourself to instant glamour with Nelf’s Nail Enamels. Be glamorous and beautiful with these glossy, high-shine lasting finish.

Packaging & Pricing:
Both the nail enamels come in similar square glass bottle with black cap. The shade number is precisely labeled on the top of the cap with shade name. At the bottom of the bottle, you may find product's shelf life which is 3 yrs. 

The entire range of nail enamels is priced at just Rs. 99 each for 9.5 ml with more than 30 gorgeous shades available at present. 

My Take on the product:
I received two of the shades on NELF's nail enamels in shade NSE02 Pink Pop and NSE12 Sparkling Rose. So talking about both in this post today..

NSE02 Pink Pop is a soft pink shade with a coral tinge into it.
In a single coat with its decent sized brush, I get pretty good coverage. The texture of the nail enamel is easy to spread smoothly as I glide the brush on nails, though takes little time to dry up.
Just like most of my nail enamels, I swatched it two coats to get the premium finish in its real color and whoa I loved my nails ;) Remember to let the first coat dry properly before you apply the second coat for a rich finish.
Pink Pop is an appropriate shade for regular day-to-day application if you are not in a habit of changing your nail paint every now and then. 
NSE12 Sparkling Rose is a shade that can perk up your party look instantly. Its a brilliant scarlet shade somewhere between red and orange. And the glittery bronze particles in the nail paint makes it a passionate party color.
I found it quicker to dry up than the Pink Pop shade (though not measured exact time) ;) The rich payoff made me fall in love with the shade truly. The super smooth and glossy finish without any bumps while application is pretty admirable.
Sparkling Rose is a glam alternate to regular red/maroon nail colors and can be worn without worrying of getting it in sync with your outfit color unlike yellows, greens.

I would also give the nail enamels a plus for non-chipping formula that lasted as good as new for 4-5 days, after which minor chip off on the edges needs to be given retouching. The brand recommends starting with the base coat and end with top coat over the nail enamels to make it last longer, but I haven't used any of those to find the actual durability being my first experience with the products. The staying power of 4-5 days is pretty ok for me while I do all my household chores myself. 

What I loved about the NELF nail enamels:
  • Wide range of trendy colors.
  • Smooth texture.
  • Chip resistant upto 5 days.
  • Apt brush size.
  • Dries up pretty soon.
  • Great bargain.
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Friday 29 January 2016

Impact of Abused Relationships on Children

'Relationships' are one of the most treasured possessions for every human being. Its the quality of family relationships that determine the well-being of every member than anything else. There are so many components like strong bonding, positive communication, quality time etc. that ultimately result in creating a happy environment in a family.

As oppose to this, the troubled relationships of adults in a family adversely affect the entire family specifically the young ones. In today's scenario, when the degree of patience and self-control has dipped down in most people, the resulting abused relationships end up causing traumatic effects on children living in the house. Being a regular observer of reckless anger, violent assault, derogatory remarks by any of the parents, the child is directly exposed to emotional and behavioral problems. The continuous arousal of feelings of being helpless & worthless in the situation instills a guilt in the child and he blames himself for standing like silent witness. A poor self-esteem without any feeling of pride starts prospering in the immature mind that directly intervenes child's physical and mental growth. The younger children, who usually don't have the capability to express their feeling adequately, turn to be passive, withdrawn, self-centered and non-communicative personalities as they keep on amassing bitter memories of these frequent dreadful events in their mind.
Such children, after a time period, turn into sufferers of minor or major psychological issues like sleep disorder, depression, anxiety, fear and ofcourse anger. There is no wonder if these children become more vulnerable to violent behaviour in social life as well. It becomes an easy way out for them to relieve their stress by behaving ruthless and finding others not reacting to that unacceptable behaviour.

The raised level of aggression in the children, who live under the influence of abuse, is self-destructive in their own relationships in later life as they grow. The conflicting parental relationship tends to show up on surface at any point of time in the child's life and leave him brutally demean his partner losing all respect for a healthy family life.

Looking at the dire effects of abusive relationships, the need of the hour is to rectify the behavioural pattern at the right time expanding solution for a happier tomorrow before it gets too late. Regardless of the matter, the couples/caretakers/guardians of children should practice civilized bahaviour with a willingness to solve the issue at the point calmly and not ruin the lives due to impulsive temper tantrums. The devil horns can only be locked by our own better self-control and a mild thinking over the ill-effects of abuse and violence. Once the iron determination makes a place in your humble deeds, the happier family relationship are not unreachable :)
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Anherb Milk & Honey Facewash Review

Hello Everyone

Today I'm reviewing a gentle facewash based on Milk & Honey from the house of Anherb Natural.

Product Details:
A gentle yet powerful combination of milk enzymes and honey.
Remove pollutants & microbes from skin.
Deep cleansing of the skin along with improve complexion.
Make skin smooth and rehydrated.
D-panthenol, Milk enzyme , Honey

Where to buy:
Buy the product at Rs. 79 only

Pack Size: 50 ml
Anherb Milk & Honey Facewash comes in a soft tube with lovely prints depicting its key ingredients. The maroon color flip open cap shuts tight and is convenient to carry around for its light weight packaging.
My take on the product:
Anherb has a complete range of products based on Milk & Honey. Since the combination makes it apt for using on dry to normal skin, I chose to try and review all of these products including Milk & Honey Cleanser and Milk & Honey Nourishing Cream. Today review is a facewash from the same line of composition from Anherb.

The Milk & Honey facewash is off-white in color with a nice shine to it. The first thing that I noticed is similar scent in it that is present in cleanser and cream as well. And I liked it like other two products.
The facewash is moderately thick in consistency and quite little quantity works up enough lather. It gives a sense of freshness to skin while removing all kinds of pollutants that our skin attracts from environment all the time.  The facewash works towards deeply cleansing the skin with powerful concoction of milk enzymes and honey, so doesn't cause stretchy feel after rinsing it off. If you have extra dry skin and need immediate moisturization, Anherb's Milk and honey nourishing cream can rehydrate and supplement your skin to cover up missing hydration.
I don't expect any immediate fairness effect on skin from a facewash, but only squeaky clean skin. And the product lives upto my expectation in that manner. I hasn't caused me skin breakouts, so is another plus for sensitive skin. The product is not tested on animals and is cruelty free.

In short, Anherb Milk & Honey Facewash is a reasonably priced facewash with wholesomeness of milk and honey. With refreshing fragrance and good cleansing effects, its a must try product.

**PR Sample

Monday 25 January 2016

IHA Zweta Anti-marks & Anti-blemish Cream Review


Today's post talks about a skin treatement cream from IHA Vedic that claims to repair uneven, blemish affected skin.

Product Info:
Zweta Natural Cream is a unique and rare blend of potent ayurvedic herbal extracts of Mulberry, Almondette, Annatto, Saffron and Indian Gotukola. Reputed for their efficacy in treating various pigmentation problems like dark skin, age-spots, blemishes, freckles, burn scars, nail marks & pimple scars, these ayurvedic herbal extracts offer a complete recipe for a lighter, even toned, smooth & spotless skin. 
Remarkably & visibly lightens color for a fair & lighter skin tone.
Lightens & heals sun-induced dark & damaged skin.
Achieves noticeable fading of age spots, pimple-marks, pigmentation & blemishes.
Lighter, softer, radiant and even toned skin.
Active Ingredients : Each gram contains natural extracts of Gotukola (Centella Asiatica W/Herb) 20 mg, Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera Leaf Juice)20 mg, Turmeric (Curcuma Longa Rhizome) 10 mg, Brassica Napus Seeds )10 mg, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root) 10 mg, Mulberry (Morus Alba Root) 10 mg, Indian Drumstick ( Moringa Oleifera Leaf) 5 mg, Indian Almondette (Buchanania Lanzans Seed) 5 mg, Annatto (Bixa Orellana Seed) 5 mg & Saffron (Crocus Sativus Stigma) 0.05 mg.

Other Ingredients : Purified Water, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Olivate & Sorbitan Palmitate, Glycerol, Cetyl Palmitate, Iso Amyl Laurate,Fragrance Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Gluconate, Vitamin E Acetate & Natural Colour ( Arnibia Nobilis Root Extract).
The product comes in a crystal jar packaging with tight screw cap. The details of the product usage, ingredients etc are printed on the pack. Also the bottle is encased in cardboard box that again shows you complete product details.

My take on the product:
The product is a light pink sweet smelling cream. The texture of the cream is thicker than normal but is smoothly blend-able and non greasy. I use the cream on cleansed and toned facial skin mostly in the night and massage for few minutes. But I would like to mention that its apt for both day wear and night wear purpose. So you may try it as a day cream as well.
The cream absorbs in no time, so no excessive massage is needed. But it leaves my skin lacking moisture. It might be due to cold weather these days or because of usual behaviour of my dry skin. Since I started using this cream religiously in winters (from beginning of month of January), the after effects of the cream on my skin are consistent. I'm currently applying Votre Hydrating Moisturizer over the Zweta cream to maintain moisture level.
Using the Zweta cream for nearly three weeks, the minor blemishes have gracefully gone away. The goodness of herbal extracts of Mulberry, Almondette, Annatto, Saffron and Indian Gotukola work towards reducing ugly marks from skin with regular use of Zweta cream and even out the skin tone by fading the patches without causing any allergic reactions. Other than the ageing spots, Zweta repairs light, not-so-stubborn scar marks from the skin like accidental nail scratches etc.
Overall, IHA Zweta cream is a reasonably effective skin treatment cream to flaunt glowing, spotless skin at a pocket friendly price of just Rs. 240. 
Goodness of many herbal ingredients.
Smells mild.
Effective on ugly patches, marks and blemish.
No allergies or irritation caused.
Sturdy packaging.
Pocket friendly price.

Needs to supplement with a layer of moisturizer for dry skin type. May not be an issue with oily to normal skin type.

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My Gold Morning Mantras

Morning is the time of day that decides what kind of day is planned ahead. So I ensure I wake up with a gladness in my heart, instead of jumping out of the bed with the panicking sound of buzzing alarm. With a sense of humbleness for every breath I take, I begin my 'good morning' with positive thoughts..
Before I go to bed at night, I imbibe this very noble thought that whatever I couldn't achieve today can be attained tomorrow. Sleeping with such motivational thoughts in my mind, I get up afresh looking forward to embrace the reality that I have got another opportunity to get the things done right way and rectify my mistakes.

The moment I open my eyes, the first thing is to cuddle my baby and exercise the love for him in my heart. I cozy hug and an affectionate kiss on his forehead is all what I need to release any stress, if I have. I feel happy within my innermost senses when the goodness of content life energizes my mood. I keep aside ten minutes for satiating my spiritual side by listening to devotional music while doing few yoga postures. This ritual ends with my soulful chants of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra a few times and actually helps me move on a purposeful momentum set for the day with inner peace.

Now when I am charged with optimism, its my routine to cook wholesome breakfast for myself and for whole family. The processed food or fast food is an absolute 'NO-NO', even if they are labeled as healthy snacks. 'Don't let your stomach growl to be fed properly' is my rule that doesn't let breakfast fall off from my priority list. I swear my family craves for yummy yet healthy recipes that I have to offer them every morning :)

But before any of them could taste it, another rule is to brush your pearly white teeth to junk off all the food debris and to get rid of bad breath, if any. Cleaning our teeth and tongue with a multi-action toothbrush like Colgate 360 Toothbrush Charcoal Gold is the easiest way to ensure good health of our mouth that can turn our 'Good Morning' into '#Colgate360GoldMornings'.
I shared my Gold Morning Mantras to add some bling to your day with a less-stressed and more happier mornings. Did you enjoy reading this post? Do let me what you do to make your mornings beautiful :)

Friday 22 January 2016

New Purchase From Bornpretty Store

Almost a month ago, I did my first shopping from The haul included two beautiful necklaces and a pair of printed framed  sunglasses. I styled those items few times on different occasions with different outfits and I swear it gave my outfit a dapper look altogether. I was so impressed with the product range and the service offered by the store that without wasting much time, I placed my second order with them.

To make you all familiar with this online store, I would like to tell you that is one of the largest seller of fashion jewelry, hair accessories, clothing, watches, phone cases, makeup, nailart and much more. The store/website offers free shipping for delivery in more than 150 countries across the globe and promises dispatch of your order within 24 hours of placing an order. 

And here is what I purchased in my order this time...

Since my experience of accessorizing BornprettyStore necklaces was too likeably delightful, I could not help myself ordering one more this time as well. I liked this alloy made Exaggerated Retro Style Necklace Creative Round Metal Design Necklace. All three colors available in the necklace were too eye-pleasing that it really took me some time to decide which one to pick. So out of yellow, green and blue colored stones, I ordered pretty green necklace. When I received the order, I was fallen in love at first sight with this ravishing piece of jewel. The durable quality and fine finish of the necklace justifies the price of $6.65.

I wanted a sturdy hair band to catch up my frizzy fly over hair at place when I leave my hair loose. Though I have few fancy, blingy ones already, but I was missing a decent, black hair band for every day use that doesn't make you feel like attending a fashion parade. This Black Stylish Sports Wave Hair Band Headband Women at just $1.49 was my first pick.

And lastly, I liked a light weight, silver plated bracelet and felt it will look graceful on the delicate wrist of my sis. :) here is the cute Silver Geometrical Shape Bracelets Unique Irregular Bracelet just for $2.69. Not styling it coz its a gift ;) 
If you liked what I purchased and are eager to order some lovely accessories for yourselves, don't forget to use 10% off coupon code WEMT10 that will help you get discount on any non-discounted products sitewide..

Do share your views if you have shopped with them ...

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Thursday 21 January 2016

Unveiling Scotch Whisky Collection : An Exceptional Gift

The tradition of exchanging gifts on every occasion is deep rooted in our culture. With a variety of gifts available in the market, we all want a touch of style, uniqueness and personalization in gift items. Reflecting the same intention, United Spirits Ltd. hosted an extraordinary evening at J.W.Marriott, Chandigarh on 20th Jan to unveil the Scotch Whisky Collection (SWC) as an exceptional gift for men and I confirmed my presence there to resolve the dilemma of gifting for men.
The event host Anuradha Menon (popularly known as Lola Kutty), with her witty expressions about gifting experiences left the audience quite amused.
The evening unfolded another fascinating moment when charming celebrities Chitrangada Singh and Shibani Dandekar graciously shared the space on the stage. The beautiful ladies shared anecdotes of personal gifting and unanimously agreed that Scotch Whisky Collection now made it effortlessly uncomplicated to choose gifts for their male friends or family members.

Chitrangada expressed how her dad loves his Scotch and now she can choose the prefect gift for him out of premium range of Scotch whiskeys such as a bottle of VAT 69.

Adding to this Shibani commented that she loves buying gifts for her loved ones as per their likes & dislikes. She takes pleasure to gift a bottle of best tasting Black & White scotches when invited to a friend's place and marks someone's achievements by gifting them a bottle of Black Dog.
The decent presentation of unveiling ceremony by the celebrities along with Mr. Nitesh Chhapru, Head of Marketing USL had been a well-ordered event that made everyone present one-to-one with the luxurious SWC gift packs.

On asking about the intentions behind this launch, Mr. Chhapru stated, "the gifting market in India is evolving as a billion dollar industry and to offer consumers personalized options, we have introduced exceptional gift packs with the finest blend of exquisite flavours for all occasions that will be a delight for whisky connoisseurs."
After a meticulous launch and sumptuous dinner, the only desire in my heart was to capture a moment with renowned personalities to treasure and here is how the humble ladies took time to pose.

It was more of a victorious feel while taking a leave with reasonably good choices of #ScotchAsAGift this season for my male friends :)
*Drink Responsibly.
**for people above the age of 25 yrs.

Silly Superstitions & Smart Saving #JanoTohMano

The other day, I attended my cousin's birthday and bought a really expensive branded leather wallet to gift him specially from my side along with what other gifts my parents were planning to give. With beautifully wrapped gift in my hand, as I reached home and told mom whats inside, she abruptly opened the gift-wrap saying "you foolish girl! don't you know gifting an empty wallet can cuase the recipient bad luck, making it harder for him to get money in the future...." I couldn't question her as she ordered me to put some cash inside, but I was bewildered about how can adding a currency note in this wallet make all the difference in the world !! It was not yet over when she shouted at me to put a one rupee coin with the hundred rupee note because its auspicious to gift Rs 101 instead of Rs 100. :P
This episode reminded me of other occasions when people really wish for little extra luck when it comes to money. Isn't it too customary to see people predict whether they will gain money or spend money when they feel like scratching on either of their palms? I remember when I found a twenty rupee note on the road once, and my mom told me to carefully walk away from it because she believed that finding a coin or money on road brings misfortune to us.
I swear, the myths, disbeliefs and superstitions related to money prevail in every religion and in every culture, however modern people may think themselves. In India, you will find people scolding their kids not to play with coins or will touch the currency to their forehead if fallen on floor as they consider these to be symbolic to be Supreme Power and they don't want to invite evil.

I strongly feel that instead of promoting and supporting these superstitious myths, its easier to improve our financial position by investing wisely and multiplying our funds. Just explore the potential strength of the money you possess and weigh its earning capacity by rightly deciding where
to invest. There is no untried, untested solution to intensify the worth of your money, but a completely guided plan that you will trust when you will test it. That's why they say #JanoTohMano