BEAUTY FORMULAS Cranberry Moisturising Hand Cream- Review

Hey Guys!

It was few days back ,we were shopping at the nearest mall just to grab few essentials since the season is changing so is the skin care needs. At NewU billing counter this BEAUTY FORMULAS Hand cream grabbed my attention (I don`t know if it’s a sells strategy at NewU, I always end up tossing few more items in my cart from the countertop specially the handy travel size ones & I am not complaining these are really useful ones…Good job guys!!)

I wash my hands several times in a day (Sometimes I wonder if I have hand washing OCD :P) also dry weather adds on to it …makes my hand rough & I need to keep re-applying some hand lotion to keep them soft & supple.  So, I am always on a good hand cream hunt.

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This has become my favourite now & I always carry in my bag. It is formulated to deeply nourish your dry hands. The non-greasy formula gets easily absorbed, leaving your hands feeling soft, smooth and supple.

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Pros:

  • Comes in a vibrant small travel size tube.
  • The formula is Non greasy which is very important buttery hands can be very annoying. (everything just slipping out of your hands)
  • Instantly gets absorbed as you rub it into skin leaving your hands Soft, Supple & Smooth.
  • Shelf life of 12 Months.
  • Travel friendly packaging.
  • Pleasant sweet fragrance of cranberry.
  • Priced at Rs.199 for 30 ml tube .

Cons:

  • The moisturizing effect is not long-lasting once you wash your hands you need to reapply but i am not complaining for this price can`t expect more.
  • Not available online. You need to hunt it from the nearest NewU store.

Also available in Amber and Rose fragrances.I like fruity scents so I choose the Cranberry. Let us know if you tried any of the other two variant.. We love to hear from you!

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Love, XOXO
TWC

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipsticks -Review and Swatches

Hi Guys,

We love sharing our personal favourites with you… Very recently I was just scrolling through some lipsticks on Nykaa & came across these cuties. My instant reaction was what? Rs.100/- Special price stock it babe! I got 3 shades Roasty Red, Maroon Iris & Red Rouge. If you are thinking about budget friendly  lipsticks? These Color POP Lipsticks from ELLE 18 might be just right for you ..decently pigmented & very hydration for lips with benefits of Cocoa Butter.

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Here are the swatches…

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  • Roasty Red is kind of a Brick Red
  • Maroon Iris is also a pretty plum color, I think it looks good  with a monochrome outfit.
  • Red Rouge is a Red with Slight Pink undertones.

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Pros:

  • The packaging makes these tiny ones easy to carry.
  • Very hydrating for lips with Cocoa Butter.
  • Decently Pigmented you can gradually build it up with 2-3 swipes.
  • Smells sweet like bubble gum.
  • Value for money priced at just Rs.100/-

Cons:

  • Need to keep in refrigerator in hot climate conditions.
  • Staying power is less needs reapplication after 1-2 hrs.

We love to hear from you! Let us know if you gave these cuties a try…

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Love, XOXO
TWC

Katy Perry Inspired Make-up (Chained to the Rhythm Music Video)

Hi Guys!

How was your weekend? Still feeling the Monday Blues?

We have a fun Make-up post for you. For all the Katy Perry fans… We cannot help but get mesmerized by her beauty. She can pull off the brightest of the colors with ease. Loved her bright blue eyes, glowy skin and a soft pink lips from the New Music Video “Chained to the Rhythm”  This is my version of her make to match with the Indian skin tones.

Check out our detailed tutorial on Katy Perry`s  make-up from “Chained to the Rhythm” music video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7n2EJi1CGY

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I am absolutely in love with all three make-up looks in the music video. Let us know if you if you gave this make-up look a try…

Love-

TWC

Favorite Sunscreen : Suncros AquaGel Review

Hi Guys,

Spring is here..Hope you all are all set for the summer time. Time to take out our Cute Floral & colorful Dresses but along with it need to take care of our skin in a different way too. Hydrate it well drink lots of fluids & don`t forget to protect it from the sun.

A lot of us ignore the importance of sunscreen in the skin care regime… But to have a fair, supple & youthful skin you need to take good care of your skin from dust, pollution & harmful ultra violet radiations from the sun. Also, the ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding. Sun exposure without the shield can get you pre-mature aging, wrinkles, blemishes, age spots even skin cancer.

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I happen to have an oily skin & finding the right sunscreen was very challenging for me. Some were very sticky others made by face white. Suncros was prescribed to me by my dermatologist when I visited Berkowits for a consultation & I absolutely love it now. Dermatologist recommend to apply it 3-4 times a day between mornings till 4 pm. Sometimes I forget but mostly I do follow it.

What i love the most about Suncros is that it gives your face a dewy glow & due to its texture, it can act as a nice primer for your everyday makeup plus the sun protection. DOUBLE WOWW!

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Suncros Aqua Gel SPF 26 is Non-greasy, water resistant sunscreen especially suited for oily skin, humid conditions and excessive sweating. Contains Nano-sized Zinc Oxide for complete UV-A and UV-B protection. Superior UV-A protection compared to ordinary sunscreens.

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Pros:

  • Good SPF of 26 which is ideal for Indian climate.
  • Gives a nice dewy glow to the skin can be used as a primer.
  • Not greasy & doesn’t leave a ghostly white cast like most sunscreen.
  • Gel based and water resistant I have to wash my wash thoroughly with water to take it off
  • Value for money one tub last a long way (100gms tub for Rs.375)

Cons:

  • It takes a minute to absorb properly into your skin.
  • Might look shiny when freshly applied but soon it gets changed into a dewy glow.
  • Comes in a tub so you need to make sure your hands are clean when using it.

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They also have a variant of SPF o50+, PA+++, UVA & UVB protection, priced at Rs.545 for 50g for extra protection when you are planning to go out in the direct sunlight for longer duration.

Give it a try & let us know if turns out to be your favorite Sunscreen too….

Love-

TWC

OOTD -Street Style coz streets are the Real Runways!

Hola! How you all are doing?

Winter chills are almost over will be spring soon..I am feeling relieved as i don`t like wearing jackets as it makes me feel kinda wrapped up 😛

It was casual day i was just going for a family gathering so i paired my favourite pair of jeans with a Black lace top , Oversized Shrug, my current favourite Black Lavie Bag& Golden Loafers & “Messy Side Bun” (My lazy day hairstyle :P)

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I have kept the look simple with nude make up & on lips I am wearing Perfect Red from AVON Ultra color lipstick.

Love-

TWC

Valentine’s Day -DIY Gift Idea for Him/Her

Hi!

Welcome back to the blog!

Love is in the air.. with valentines day just around the corner we thought of sharing this fun DIY card with you. Something handmade speaks out even louder that how much you love & care for this person.

You will need:

  1. Paper of your choice.
  2. Glitter felt sheets (easily available at any craft store)
  3. Thread
  4. Pencil,Eraser, Paper glue & Scissors
  5.  Double sided tape (optional)

Please check out below link (video) for detailed step by step tutorial on how to create this adorable Valentine’s Day Card❤️ Valentines Day DIY- Gift ideas for Someone Special

Love-

TWC

OOTD- Midi Dress 90’s inspired look

History does repeats itself! We witnessed the comeback of some of the trends from 90’s this year. The choker Necklace.. Berry lips.. floral skater dresses..The denim jacket & Crop tops.

This midi dress has a vintage feel to it.. like the good old 90’s and i loved it!😍😍

Since I was in my “Holiday Mode” 😀 so, I have kept the look simple & comfortable.. paired the dress with golden flats ,a choker necklace & a sling bag to carry my makeup essentials 😜

Here i am wearing Pure Amaranthe from L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection on my lips . It just works wonders for me on lazy days, it instantly brightens my face.

Just lipstick, winged eyeliner & my favourite compact and viola!!

Love-

TWC

Seeds You Must Include in Your Diet

Are you guys also sick & tired of hearing this from your mom & grandma that we are so lazy.. ? A part of me can`t help but wonder yeah! They are right we are.. Probably because of the major lifestyle changes, food habits, stress we go through on daily basic & fast-food that we eat.. It is impacting us…

We very often hear our friends/colleagues complaining of problems such as joint pain, back pain, hair fall, dull skin & many more.

Today, let’s re-discover some super seeds that we should include in our diet & improve our overall health.

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Sesame Seeds: Yes! Your “Maa ke hath k til laddu “ other than love, it is also packed with so many beneficial minerals. Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber which makes it a must have in your diet to improve your Joints & Bone Health.

  • Keep problems such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis away. For those of you who are suffering from any of these problems get some relief if you would include Sesame seeds in your diet. It is rich in Copper which is known in reducing some of the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It is a boon for people who are Lactose intolerance, this can be an alternative for their daily dose of calcium.
  • A good source of dietary protein high-quality amino acids making up 20% of the seed. Thus, is perfect for a high protein vegetarian diet.
  • They contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound called sesamol that prevents the formation of atheromas (plaques) in arteries. Hence improving the cardiovascular health
  • As, sesame seeds contain zinc that boosts the bone mineral density and the bone health
  • Promotes growth of healthy Hair, Nails & Skin

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Flax Seeds: Flax or Linseed, also known as “Alasi” in Hindi. Flax seeds are the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed contains high levels of protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins, and dietary minerals such as thiamine, magnesium, and phosphorus

  • ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid) A type of Omega-3 fatty acid that is found in flaxseed good fat that helps promote bone & joint health.
  • Help you in weight loss as they are high in Fiber, but Low in Carbs. It is high in both soluble and insoluble fiber which can support colon detoxification, fat loss and reduce sugar cravings.
  • Gives you Healthy Skin and Hair as it is rich in essential fats as well as b-vitamins

I myself have noticed a difference in my overall health after I incorporated Sesame & Flax Seeds. Here is a few ways how I included Flax seeds & Sesame in my diet:

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Carrot Noodle salad with flax seeds sprinkled on top

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Sesame & Flax seeds for munching with jaggery powder if you have a sweet tooth like me 😉
 

  1. With curd
  2. Sprinkle some on my salad/noodles
  3. In my morning smoothie/ protein shake
  4. Grind & mix in the flour of my chapatti/pratha
  5. Homemade flaxseed & Sesame Chiki
  6. flaxseed & Sesame Ladoo
  7. Sometimes I just roast & keep in my bag to munch at work.

 

Love-

TWC

Coloressence-Intense Long Wear Liquid Lip Color Candy Orange Review

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I know we are a little late in posting our first review being a beauty blog but as they say  “Better late then Never! ” I was shopping at GIP few days back & came across  Coloressence kiosk & thought of checking it out & I ended up buying couple of things but today I am going to review their Intense Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in shade Candy Orange. I love this color it is one of those shades that brightens up your face. Keeping up to its name it does reminds me of the orange candy that I use to have at school.

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I am obsessed with matte lipsticks & I don’t like liquid lipsticks much but this one turns out to be an exception. The formula is light yet highly pigmented, that does stay on for all day. It easily survives through meals and small snacks during the day. It glides smoothly as it claims and it may look glossy at application but it settles down to a matte finish within a minute. It is handy & I often carry it my jeans pocket.

It is priced at INR 350 for 8ml.

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PROS:

  • It is intensely pigmented & long-lasting.
  • Non-transferable once it dries.
  • Very compact & easy to carry (even in your jeans pocket & it doesn’t show a bulge)
  • It stays on without reapplication for good 5-6 hrs even with meals.
  • Shelf Life of 3 yrs.

CONS:

  • It does makes your lips dry after sometime.
  • It is hard to take off as the color is too intense & may leave a trace behind. You need a good make-up remover. I personally remove it with coconut oil.

If you have used it do let us know in the comments.

Love,

TWC

“Health & Beauty” benefits of Dates

I was introduced to Dates by our close family friend during a Roza Iftar during the month of Ramadan fasting. They told us about the amazing benefits of Dates.They claimed dates provides them with enough vitamins & minerals to carry on their 30 days fasting. This is their energy boosters after long hours of no water fasting sometimes in hot humid months.

 

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I wasn`t quite convinced that how can just one fruit be packed with so many nutrients. So I decided to do my own research on the same & it turns out they were right it is so rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s a good source of energy, essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.

Likewise, I would like to introduce some of the health & beauty benefits of dates to you:

Rich in vitamins:  It contains. Vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as A1 and C .I know unbelievable right? If you have a few dates every day, you won’t have to take your beauty vitamin supplements.

Rich in Minerals: It is packed with calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for overall health.

Lowers Cholesterol: Including them in smaller quantities in your daily diet can help you keep a check on cholesterol level.

Improves bone health: Dates are rich in selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, and all of these are required when it comes to keeping our bones healthy, and preventing conditions such as osteoporosis which is very common in women after the age of 35.

Healthy Teeth: It is rich in fluorine that keeps your teeth healthy & strong

Strengthens the nervous system: Date are loaded with potassium, and yet contain little sodium, and that keeps your nervous system in order.

Skin Benefits: As it is packed with vitamin C &D. It improves the skin elasticity gives you a youthful looking skin. Regular intake of dates, Keep those undesirable lines and wrinkles away. Natural effective remedy for various skin problems such as acne scars & stretch marks. Abundant reservoirs of pantothenic acid that have immense power to avert the damages triggered by free radicals.

Hair Benefits: Just 3 dates a day can provide your hair follicles sufficient nutrients to help them grow stronger & healthier. Can also aid in hair loss as it also contains iron.

Combat Anemia: Dates also contain high quantities of iron and are very useful to fight anemia. Plus it’s great for blood purification as well.

Protein rich: Dates are a strong source for proteins that help us in staying fit, and even keep our muscles strong.

Pre-workout snack: Dates contain natural sugars such as glucose, sucrose and fructose, too that makes them ideal pre- workout snack. It you will include it in your daily diet there will be a noticeable change in your energy levels as well.

Improve Digestive Health:  Dates are great foods for digestive health. If you have problems like constipation or, dates can help as it also contains fiber.

There happens to be a direct correlation between what we feed our bodies & what shows up on our skin and overall health. Include dates in your diet & see the change.

Cheers to a healthier you!

Love-

TWC