Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nurturance night cream

img_0640Hello folks,

I recently got my hands on the Plum grape seed & sea buckthorn nurturance night cream. And no surprise, I started loving it in just a week’s time of using it. It is a pleasant yet powerful cream enriched with the goodness of grape seed oil & sea buckthorn oil.

Grape seed oil Nourishes the skin as it is rich in anti-oxidants, Vitamin C,D & E. Sea buckthorn helps repair the skin as it is infused with healing properties, providing the skin with essential moisturization.

My reviews: This night cream is a non runny, non-sticky soft formula, that gets gently absorbed into the skin. It leaves my skin very soft & supple. Although I felt a bit itchy in the initial few days of applying it, but I still thought to give it a try as our skin takes time to adjust to a new product at times. After a few days my skin got used to it & now my skin needs it. Night time skin care is so crucial as it is during night that the process of healing and repairment takes place. I can feel my skin becoming soft & fresh looking.

Packaging: This cream comes in a cute glass jar with a net volume of 50ml. Be careful that the bottle doesn’t  drop & break. The opening of the jar is wide which is not very travel friendly. However, it’s a good option to keep on your dresser & you can use up the entire product without any residue behind.

Price: It retails for INR 525.

Available on Mynykaa, Amazon, plumgoodness.com

Hope you liked the post?

See you soon

Love

Sapna

Valentine vibes – feat. Stalkbuylove

Hello,

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day round the corner. No matter how much we keep ourselves abreast with the latest trends in fashion, but when it comes to love, the classic & only hue that can skip that heartbeat is RED. AGREE?

I recently purchased this gorgeous Pixel top from Stalkbuylove & fell head over heels in love with it the moment I wore it. ❤️

It’s an off shoulder peplum top with ruffled details at the neckline. Both off shoulder & ruffles are going to be a huge fashion trend 2017. So make sure your closet is bestowed with these trends. 😊

Made of cotton jersey & polyester net fabric, it’s comfy for the Fall & Spring.

I teamed it up a red above knee length skirt, all drenched in the color of love. To balance the bright hue I kept my accessories neutral & minimal. Wore pale grey pumps & a white embellished clutch to finish the look.

Kept my hair sleek but the makeup is out there, totally glam. Smokey eyes with a classic red lip was my preferred choice & it went perfectly well with the outfit. The entire ensemble is sure to grab eyeballs & is appropriate for a date night with your man.

The Pixel top is available in two colours; black & red. Priced at ₹ 1249.

Pictures for your reference.

Would love to hear your outfit idea for this Valentine.

Keep smiling

Sapna

LOreal Majirel hair colour & hair care

image.jpegHello,

Today I am going to write on a topic that gains as much attention as any other important social issues/agenda a nation embarks upon….HAIR COLOUR & POST HAIR CARE. Ha ha ha . Ask all those women out there, how crucial this topic is in our lives?😀😯

I get so many questions regarding my hair colour & how I manage a healthy silky looking hair texture, despite the fact that my hair is always layered with hair colour!

To start with, My hair & hair colours share a special indefatigable bonhomie past 18 years!!! Yes I have been colouring my hair ever since I was in high school. I have tried practically all brands that Indian markets would have come across; from Garnier, to Revlon, to LOreal, to Barina, D’Cash (from Bangkok), et’ all.

I always used to colour my hair at home except for the very first time which I got done from a salon in Delhi, when hair colouring had become a newly found fad.

Ever since my experimentation with hair colouring just went on & on. A lot of people believe & apprehend that hair colouring damages hair . Well it is true but not in all cases, provided you don’t compromise on the quality of products you use (in this case it’s the hair colour, shampoo, conditioner, oil, hair masks, etc),

Currently I am wearing the LOreal Majirel 8.3. The colour is not as light as it looks, repeated shampoo fades the colour. So be aware of the fact guys that your hair colour fades with time & you either need a touch-up or select your shade consciously.

Some useful tips for coloured hair:

✔️ If your hair colour turns out to be darker than you desire, take a thorough shampoo with Ph balance. A good 20-25 minutes shampoo will lighten the hair colour & you don’t need to take highlights or re colour your hair. Bonus? No extra layer of chemicals & you still get your desired hair colour.

✔️ Oil your hair regularly as it it the most effective therapy for damage control & heathy hair.

✔️ Use a shampoo & conditioner specifically designed for coloured hair. Switching between brands has helped me garner the benefits of different brands for my hair.

✔️ Before using any hair colour, always go for a skin allergy test 48 hours prior to using the product on your hair.

✔️ Hair spa either at home or salon for atleast 5-6 months (once a month) will be beneficial in controlling the damage caused to the hair & restore hair health.

✔️ Take a root touch-up atleast once in two months. This will maintain the consistency & coherence of the hair colour.

Now for the LOreal Majirel hair colouring cream. It entails conditioning ingredients: lone’ne G & Incell. It not just colours but also strengthens, protects enabling perfect hair colour results. It also covers grey. Totally loving it ❤️

Hair colouring is not detrimental provided we don’t compromise on the quality, expertise & care.

Hope you find this blog useful?

Feel free to leave you comments & queries. Check out my hair colour & hair care video on my YouTube channel. Link below:

 

Much love

Sapna

Best BB creams for all skin types

image.jpegHi folks,
Today’s blog is about my top 4 favourite BB creams, which I am sure will be loved by all who haven’t tried these yet. Before I start off, let me first elucidate a bit on the concept of BB creams.
BB creams are short form for Beauty benefits or beauty balms or even blemish balms. These were first invented by a German dermatologist who wanted one stop solution for skin product that woul not just provide coverage to blemishes & problem areas but also protect skin.
BB creams are lighter version of foundation or you can say they are lighter in texture than a foundation, used to even out facial skin tone.
1. In no particular order, the first one is the LA Girl pro BB cream – It’s an all in one skin beautifier that primes, moisturises & enhances skin. Paraben & fragrance free, a multi faceted BB cream every girl should try. Ideal for normal to dry skin.
Quantity: 30 ml
Price: appx ₹850
Packaging: comes in a black tube packaging that look stunning & sturdy. Really convenient to carry & user friendly.

2. Maybelline Dream Velvet soft matte hydrating foundation- It’s a latest innovation by Maybelline, New York in the BB creams category. It’s the 1st of its kind gel whipped foundation that gives it a super soft velvety feel. It helps perfect complexion giving your skin soft matte finish, just like velvet. It hydrates the skin & is long lasting. It’s consistency is thick gel like which does not run off. Available in 6 shades. Great for oily & normal skin. Only disappointing factor is that is available in only 6 shades (4 online) & does not really cater to a wide array of Indian skin tones,
Quantity: 30 ml
Price: ₹700
Packaging: comes in a sleek tube packaging. Really convenient to carry & user friendly.

3. Lotus xpress glow – The 10 in 1 daily beauty cream by Lotus, has been my go to in the BB cream category. It comes with 10 beauty benefits, viz, ✔️covers pimple spots,✔️ hides imperfections, ✔️evens out the skin tone,✔️ no clogging of pores, ✔️covers blemishes & dark spots, ✔️instantly beautifies, ✔️buildable coverage,✔️ brightening primer, ✔️moisturises & hydrates the skin & ✔️has SPF 25.
These 10 benefits says it all about this power pack product. It gives a dewy finish to the skin & has a long lasting stay. Great for all skin types.
Quantity: 30g
Price:₹299
Packaging: comes in a sleek cute bright pink tube packaging. Really convenient to carry & user friendly.

4. Ponds white beauty BB+ cream – This has been one of my first ever & till date favourite BB creams. It has a thick well pigmented texture that gives a flawless matte finish. It gives a really nice fresh long lasting matte finish. Is powered with SPF 30, which offers additional sun protection benefit. It helps inhibit the transfer of melanin to the surface of the skin revealing a clear & translucent complexion. I have been using it for years & have been raving about this product in my videos too. In summation I would say to give it a must try.
Great for normal & oily skin. Dry skin girls can also try it after moisturising their skin. Only disappointment is that it comes in one shade which will not be suitable for people who are too pale or too deep.
Quantity: comes in two sizes. 9g & 18g
Price: 9g ₹75 & 18g ₹150
Packaging: comes in a very sleek tube packaging in a carton. Is covenient to carry & user friendly.

Make a style statement this Winter – Mixing Textures

Hi guys,
Wishing you all a very blissful, salubrious & prosperous 2017.
I want to stick to this moment when we embark upon a new year with new dreams, hopes & a renewed vigour to chase our dreams.
The small little yet crucial things in our lives, our family, friends, special moments & cherishing the moments that have gone by, are always our close companions as we meander to a new journey in the new year.
Style do comes to the forefront too, & winters is my favourite time of the year when it comes to fashion.
Sharing with you guys my favourite style mantra for winters, Mixing Textures.
In this look I have mixed fur, bling, net, all together in one ensemble.
The gorgeous bling dress I am wearing is from my ‘go to’ brand, Vero Moda. It’s a one piece dress that has a tank top attached to a blingy skirt. The sequins on the skirt seem like pinpricks of light. So gorgeous!!
The classy fur jacket is from ‘the brand of elegance’, as I would love to call it, ForeverNew. This fur jacket adds such an eclectic appeal to the ensemble, making the lady look like a red carpet celebrity. Ha ha ha! But that’s actually the feel I get each time I wear this timeless piece.
The boots are from my sought after brand, Marks & Spencer’s. Super comfy & makes me feel all set to dance the night out. For warmth & some more style I paired the boots with shimmery net leggings also from M&S.
I completed the look with a pouf ponytail, smokey eyes, nude lips & oodles of glow. Let me also take a moment to appreciate the scintillating fur bag that competes the look. It’s also from ForeverNew, a brand that boasts of the most exotic accessories.
I hope you guys liked this blog & the look.
Cheers to 2017
XOXO
Sapna