Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Home Remedies To Cure Sunburn

Facing scorching summer heat!! Feeling the burn!!

Lets have some soothing and cooling solutions to our summer problems. I will share with you, some home remedies to cure sunburn. Lets get started -


Home Remedies To Cure Sunburn
 Cucumber-


Put a cucumber in refrigerator and apply grated cucumber on your face, neck and eyes too. It will provide a quick relief from sunburn and redness and will also work wonders for your skin and complexion. It will cool down your eyes too. You can also make some ice cubes of grated cucumber and apply it whenever you come home from sun.


Oranges-

We love to eat orange. But why don't use it fully!! Instead of throwing the peel, keep it and make a perfect pack for tanned skin. Dry the orange peel in shade and then grind it well. Now take 1/2 tbsp besan or chickpea flour, 1/4 tbsp powered orange peel and 1 tbsp rosewater and make a paste. Apply it onto your face and neck and wash off with cold water after 20-25 mins. It will not only remove tanning but will enhance the complexion too.


Home Remedies To Cure Sunburn
Oatmeal –

Take 1 cup of oatmeal and grind it well. Now mix it with water or raw milk and apply onto sunburn areas before bath. You can apply this paste onto face and any other body part. After applying for 10-15 minutes, wash it off with cold water. Thats it :).

Aloe Vera –

We all are very much aware of the multiple and magical benefits of aloe vera and its one of the mostly effective things to cure tanning and sunburns. It has antibacterial and soothing qualities. Take out the juice of fresh aloe vera and put it in refrigerator for few minutes. Now apply the refrigerated juice on  sunburns. BTW, aloe vera gel is my HG moisturizer for summers  :).


Potato - 

Take 1-2 thin potato slices. Now soak these slices in yogurt/curd for about 15 min. Clean your face with these soaked potato slices. Trust me it has a very soothing and cooling affect on sunburn skin.


Home Remedies To Cure Sunburn
Raw milk –

Mix rose water and turmeric in refrigerated raw milk and apply over the exposed tanned areas.  This mixture works as a cooling agent and antibacterial properties of turmeric will help in quick healing. Even if you have very sensitive skin, this mixture is safe to use and will cure burns.


These are all tried and tested remedies for sunburn and all. I did this post just to remind you that the solution for summer skin problems is not very far but in your home and your refrigerator only. You don't need to spend thousands of bucks to get relief from sunburn and heat. Everything is available with you. Just open your refrigerator and get started :).

Happy summers!!
May you have a cool and refreshed skin ;)

Love you all
Charu :)



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wella SP Smoothen Shampoo, Review and Price


Wella SP range is little expensive and all professional. Only found at some select salons and online, this range delivers professional results too. My sister got her hair rebonded and the salon guy recommended Wella SP Smoothening range. She got the Shampoo-Conditioner-Mask from Wella SP. I will review conditioner and mask too, shortly.


Wella  SP Smoothen Shampoo, Review and Price

The trio works very beautifully for her rebonded hair (actually duo -shampoo and mask- works equally good, conditioner can be easily skipped). Makes her hair very silky and shiny. Mine are curly hair and I try to use them whenever I can lay my hands on them :) (she doesn’t let anyone touch them due to their cost and keeps them in her cupboard ;)) . I also love the shampoo. It smoothens hair much more than any shampoo I have used till date and combined with mask, it works wonders truly. It reduces frizz a lot and makes hair silky to feel and touch. It works for all hair type according to me as I have seen it with rebonded hair as well as curly. But for best results, mask is absolutely necessary. You may skip the conditioner easily. Use mask instead.


Wella  SP Smoothen Shampoo, Review and Price


The consistency is fine…not so liquid but not creamy either.  Fragrance is also good. It is available at select salons or online. medplusbeauty.com has wide range of Wella products and that too with discounts most of the times.


What the Product description says :

With an Active Cashmere Complex, Wella SP Smoothen Shampoo perfectly controls and cares for unruly and curly hair. It smoothes the hair structure as you cleanse to leave your hair smooth and supple.
An essential component of the SP Smoothen line, Wella SP Smoothen Shampoo is formulated with an Active Cashmere Complex to perfectly control and care for unruly and coarse hair giving it a delightful suppleness as well as providing anti-frizz protection.


Ingredients : 
Wella  SP Smoothen Shampoo, Review and Price


Directions of use :
  • Massage evenly into damp hair.
  • Rinse thoroughly.

Wella  SP Smoothen Shampoo, Review and Price

 Wella  SP Smoothen Shampoo, Review and Price

 Wella  SP Smoothen Shampoo, Review and Price

 
Cost :
Rs 965 for 250ml/8.33oz.


Pros :
  • Cleanses well and washes out easily.
  • Smoothens hair and reduces frizz to a great extent.
  • Leaves hair soft, silky and shiny.
  • Nice mild fragrance.
  • Good, sturdy packaging.
  • Works good for rebonded hair.
  • Works good for coarse, rough, curly hair.
  • Small amount is required.

Cons :
  • Cost
  •  But, in real, no con at all :)

Overall Rating :
4.5/5

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Some Online Shopping Websites I have Blacklisted !!

We all are so fond of online shopping now a days. Not only it saves time but money too, as we get to save fuel and shop with comfort of our home.

I love online shopping and have reviewed many such websites, where I had a great experience. Today I am here with few Indian online shopping websites with whom I had worst shopping experience and I would never ever recommend these to anyone.


1. Tradus - 

Not just once but I have heard about bad quality products sold by tradus.com. And yes one I ordered an eyeliner from this website and it was a fake one and while I got to know about this fact and informed same to the customer care, no action was taken by them. All in all bad quality clothing and fake cosmetics puts this website in my blacklist for sure.


2. Faballey - 

Undoubtedly faballey offers great clothing and adorable designs at very reasonable prices. But when I placed an order with this website I faced some size issue so I wanted to exchange it but the customer care executive said that the product can't be exchanged as it is no longer in sale. So they will return the money but that too on faballey account not in my bank account. Fine with me, as it was mentioned on the website that they will not refund in bank account but only in faballey account.

But it took more than a month for them to pick the product. And then I ordered again after almost 1.5 months, this time it was for my sis Ritcha and it took more than 3 weeks for the delivery. This time again I faced size issue so I had no option but to exchange the item.

While after talking to customer care executive I filed exchange, again it took more than one month to pick the item and 1 more month to get the new one.

So this website made me wait for almost 4-5 months to get the item and I had to buy it as my money was stuck. But after this terrible experience I am never going to shop from faballey.com, but from other websites like jabong, flipkart and myntra, which offer faballey clothing. Again, the problem is in quality too. This time, I shopped faballey merchandise from myntra.com. After a single wash, the top has become 2 sizes small. Very disappointed!!


4. Askmebazaar -

I shopped from askmebazaar at the time of Diwali. They had some offer going on and I ordered a 3 piece casserole set. I got confirmation mail too and some data was missing in that mail. Next day, I called up customer care and they said they don't have any such order id. I asked them if I should but the item again, the girl asked me to wait for 7 working days and I will receive the item. May be their database are not updated. As expected, I never received the casseroles. I lose the item, askmebazaar.com loses me :).


5. 24*7fresh.in -

A new portal for online delivery of milk and some other products at your doorstep. Since, they provided a discount of 10% on whole month supply of milk, I found it quite profitable and purchased the deal online. The delivery started 5-6 days late as they were sorting themselves. First thing, they will never pick up customer care number. NEVER means NEVER. They don't reply to your emails too and don't respond on fb page. So, there is no way you can contact them. If you ask the person delivering milk to you to stop supply for 1 day, he will stop it completely and you have to got to supervisor to request for initiating the supply again. AND, the supervisor too, like the brand itself, won't pick your calls. TIP : Call from some other number :).

Oh, but I will pay 10% extra for getting some services and not waste my precious time in calling you people. 1 litre still remaining.


There are others too which are too slow in delivering, in responding, sending half packages, sending duplicate items etc. etc., but lets finish it here only.

Done :)
I feel better now :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress

By Ritcha

Hello :)

Back with bang. This time with an interesting OOTD. A pretty red gown to be specific.
As most of you lovely people know I recently got married and here, in India, red is the prime color of married women and its almost a norm for married girls here to have few clothes in red colour, be it sarees, lehenga, suits or anything. But since I and my dear hubby are in Australia and I won't be wearing that much of traditional Indian clothes there, what can be better than to have a classic red gown!!

When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress

Utter satisfaction for a girl is when your spree for your dream dress ends in a beautiful way.  I have written about many online websites which are a perfect destination for evening dresses and wedding wear. And all those posts left me craving to buy one for me too.

I am little choosy with colors and fabrics. The colors which came to my mind first were black and red, the colours of love and devil..best to bring out my devilish love........ hehehehe ;)

While I was looking for that perfect red or black evening dress, I was in no mood to make a hole in my pocket, so there my hunt started .... for a graceful dress which fulfills my craving without leaving me bankrupt.

Online shopping, most friendly word for everybody these days and comfortable too..isn't it!! So why spare me ;). After surfing through many such online websites for my dream dress, this stunning red long maxi dress on Zaful.com caught my eye. I found it sleek and sexy at the same time. To my pleasure, this lovely red gown is so within  budget and so many color options are available there, I felt like wow. I opted for an obvious red....perfect, no!! :)

When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress

While going through other policies of the website I got to know that they provide free shipping....woohooo. Many times it happens that when we shop on international websites, we like a certain dress and when we reach the cart, the price gets doubled as the shipping is equal to the price, and at such times we just step back :D. Well, this time, I was not bound to the weight of item or anything. Everything about this website was so positive that I thought of choosing a pair of elegant earrings too. Now when I opened the accessories section then I really got confused as the collection was so huge and all attractive and appealing. It was really tough to choose just one pair. But somehow I did :).

So, came the day when I received my parcel and I was really happy with the quality and packaging. Perfectly wrapped, safe and sound. I liked the quality and the material of the dress. It was as depicted on the website. No ditching :P


Can the ootd post be complete without lots of piccys. Lets enjoy more pics now -


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress


When in doubt, Wear Red - OOTD Long Maxi Dress

All so red!! Do let me know how you liked my choice :). Do try out this lovely website as you won't find many reliable international websites who deliver on time, give good quality dress and charge no shipping. They surely deserve your visit once :).

Red Gown - zaful.com
Earrings - zaful.com
Heels - Steve Madden

What more now!! Shower your love to lift my spirits fellas. I am waiting for your love and feedback :)

xoxo
Ritcha :)


Monday, April 25, 2016

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review

Simple is a United Kingdom based skin care brand. As it claims, Simple have been the experts in sensitive skin since launching the first perfume and colour-free soap in 1960. They claim of creating skincare products suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review

Our philosophy is:
Simple says - never use perfumes, dyes or harsh irritants that can upset your skin.
Simple says - settle for only the purest possible ingredients.
Simple says - trust the natural goodness in all of our products especially for sensitive skin.

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review

The reason that its in demand is that the prices of Simple products are really low as compared to other cosmetic brands available. You can say its one of the least expensive cosmetic brands available in United Kingdom, Unites States and Australia.

What I liked about simple is that they provide a complete ingredient list of all the products on their website and the products are really cheap.
Let's come back to "Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen", a product which is like a magic stick for all makeup maniacs out there.

I got this eye makeup corrector pen as a gift from my sissy, Ritcha. And I was really amazed when I used it for the first time. I was trying winged eyeliner or a party and my son came running and my hand went into wrong direction. Usually I have used makeup remover in such situation or a wipe. Then I thought of giving this product a try and it was the easiest option available at that time. To my surprise it really cleaned the liner leaving no mark behind and it has non greasy formula.

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review

It really wiped my waterproof liner and yes it can be used to wipe any makeup mistake like eyeshadow fallout, mascara on skin and any lipstick or liner line.This is a perfect product to wipe off any kind of smudging and is very easy to carry anywhere.

Simple eye makeup corrector pen contains Pro-Vitamin B5, which is known for softning, smoothing and restoring skin. Simple formula is free from alcohol, fragrance or colors so its good for sensitive skin too.


What the brand claims –


"It's time to wave goodbye to make up mishaps and make room for a new handbag essential… introducing the new Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen. Its ingenious pen-like design dispenses the award-winning Simple eye make up remover, so you can precisely and easily wipe away those day-to-day make up mistakes like smudges, flaking, streaks and even waterproof mascara, while leaving the rest of your make up untouched. Even better, it contains Pro-Vitamin B5, and with no perfume and no colour, it's suitable for the delicate skin around your eyes, perfect even for sensitive skin".


Description -
The perfect tool to easily remove eye make-up mistakes, even waterproof mascara. The precision tip allows you to correct mistakes leaving the rest of your make-up untouched. Perfect for even sensitive skin.

Key Features

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review
 
Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review


Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen Review



Price –
$11.99


Ingredients -

Aqua, Poloxamer 184, Butylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, PEG-20 Glyceryl Laurate, Laureth-23, Panthenol, Disodium Phosphate, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Pantolactone.

Pros -
  • Excellent for correcting makeup mistakes.
  • No alcohol.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Gentle for eyes and skin.
  • No oily residue.
  • Precision tip makes it easy to use.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Easy to use.
  • Travel friendly packaging.
  • Vital vitamin.
  • No color.

Cons -
  • You need to clean the tip after every use properly else it will leave streaks.

Overall Rating –

4/5

I would surely recommend such a thing as it becomes so simple to correct all those eyeliner mistakes and other such mistakes.