Today’s Breakfast :)

Hey angels !

Hope you have been doing well. Thought of making a food blog post today and whats better than writing about what breakfast I myself had in the morning. ūüôā If you guys have been following me then you know what a big food lover I am and how I feel that breakfast is the most important meal in a day.

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I am milk addict. Literally, I can live for days having just milk. And, I also love cereals. So, I have different varieties of cereals with milk for breakfast. Sometimes cornflakes, sometimes oats, sometimes museli and so on. Today I had some wheatflakes from kellogg’s alongwith milk. Yeah, kellogg’s happens to be my favorite brand when it comes to cereals. They have such a wide variety which has almost taken over the Indian market since years. I also added some Amway Nutrilite plant protein powder to the milk as I mostly eat vegan.

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I also had a multigrain bread sandwich stuffed with loads of raw veggies. For flavor I had added some black pepper powder to boost up my metabolism and also spread some crunchy peanut butter before layering the veggies.

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To keep myself hydrated I had a glass of fresh tender coconut water. It was purely organic as the tender coconut was from my own garden. It is very good for detoxing and is always a better replacement for the store bought packaged juices which have a lot of added sugars and preservatives.

Hope you have liked this post. Do let me know if you have any healthy breakfast ideas so that I can incorporate it to my life.

Stay healthy!

XOXOX

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NEW Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel KESAR CHANDAN Review

Aloe-Vera has many beauty uses. It is a holy grail product for the skin no matter what skin type you have, be it oily, dry or combination. To know the beauty uses of aloe-vera, click here. Natural aloe-vera from the plant is amazing but, it is not easily available everywhere. Also, it can get a little messy in the process of extracting the gel. Hence, the store-bought aloevera gel comes to our aid. We are all familiar with the good old Patanjali Aloe-Vera Gel. But, for those beauties, who want something extra with their plain aloe-vera, here comes the NEW Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel KESAR CHANDAN. It is a new product launched by Patanjali which also has the goodness of some saffron and sandal with aloe-vera. To see a comparision between the 2 types of Aloe-Vera gels by Patanjali, click here.img_0845

Ingredients :

  • Aloe Vera 89%
  • Kesar 0.01%
  • Chandan 0.10%
  • Base Material ‚Äď Vitamin E, Permitted colour and Sugandhit dravya Q.S.

Price :

Rs. 50 for 60 ml

My experience :

It is a golden yellow colored gel having a smell of sandalwood. Though I personally like the smell, I feel its a little artificial and may be too strong for people with a sensitive nose. But, the smell vanishes within a couple of mins of use. ¬†The tube is very sturdy and comes with a flip open cap. On application it gives a nice¬†cooling sensation, and within a few minutes it gets absorbed into the skin. It is¬†¬†hydrating but doesn’t make my skin more oily. Though, people with dry skin need to use a moisturizer along with to combat the dryness. ¬†It also gives a slightly yellow undertone after getting blend into the skin which complements most of the Indian skintones.

It claims to give pimple free, wrinkle free glowing skin and an instant glow. It doesn’t cause any breakouts and also helps in getting rid of the acne and acne scars gradually. I can’t comment on the wrinkles as I haven’t got any but aloe-vera is known to help prevent wrinkles. The glow on the skin is not as ‘instant’ as it claims but it does after 1-2 weeks of regular use.

So, friends, if you have used this product then please let me know in the comment section below about your experience. Also, if you want me to review any other product or any homemade diy then please let me know in the comments. I shall try doing it in my future blog posts. If you like my post please share it with your friends.

Stay beautiful!ūüôā

XOXOX

Patanjali Aloe-Vera Gel review

Aloe-Vera has so many uses. It soothes, cools and hydrates. To know more beauty uses of aloe vera, click here. Patanjali has aloe vera gels in 2 variants. To see a comparision between the 2 types of Aloe-Vera gels by Patanjali, click here.

In today’s post, I am going to review the old Patanjali plain Aloe-Vera gel.¬†It is a pain for me to find an Aloe Vera plant and cut it and take out pulp so I like using this readymade aloe vera gel for my beauty routine.

Ingredients :

  • Aloe Vera 90% W/V
  • Base Material ‚Äď q.s
  • Permitted Colours ‚Äď Tartazine Yellow and Brilliant blue
  • Vitamin E
  • Fragrance and Preservatives q.s

Price :

Rs. 40 for 60 ml and Rs.75 for 150ml

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My experience :

It is a green colored gel having a pleasant smell. The tube is very sturdy and comes with a flip open cap. I like using this on my face once or twice every day.¬†On application it gives a nice¬†cooling sensation, and within a few minutes it gets absorbed into the skin. It is¬†¬†hydrating but doesn’t make my skin more oily. I have oily skin and sensitive skin and I absolutely love this product. Though, I think dry skinned beauties would also need a moisturizer alongwith this.¬†My face looks smoother and even the texture of my skin feels improved after application. It also works on open pores.

Apart from my face, I also use it on my hairs as a heat protectant and as an ingredient in my hair spas. To know my hair spa recipe, click here. I also use it to sooth my skin after waxing/shaving.

So, friends, if you have used this product then please let me know in the comment section below about your experience. Also, if you want me to review any other product or any homemade diy then please let me know in the comments. I shall try doing it in my future blog posts. If you like my post please share it with your friends.

Stay beautiful!ūüôā :*

Weekend Luncheon at Bhubaneswar !!

Hi friends,

Hope you have been doing great. Today I am going to make a very different blog post. It is going to be about 2 good restaurants I had been in the last weekend. At least once in¬†every 2 weeks or so, my body screams to eat something good outside and the scenario goes something like this, “Where do you want to eat today? What do you feel like?” And if you folks know me, you know how I am when it comes to¬†food. While eating outside, the first thing I want is good ambiance. No, I don’t mind eating at small dhabas and stalls but once in a while I love to indulge in heavenly food in a more heavenly environment to attain that ultimate peace. ūüėõ Also, the food should be something which makes me ‘fall in love at¬†the first bite’. Last but not the least, I prefer eating somewhere which doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket. But, unfortunately its difficult getting all the 3 together.

So, in today’s post, I shall be sharing my experience at 2 restaurants which I absolutely loved eating at in the last weekend. The first one is ‘Aangan Heritage’ which falls on the Infocity road, Patia, Bhubaneswar. I had been there once before when it had newly opened and I was in my last days¬†at college so it was a very nostalgic feeling, being there. If you want a quiet, calm and private place to have some alone time or with your near and dear ones. It has small cabins for each table which gives you your nice little corner. It is definitely pocket friendly as 2 people can easily have a 3 course meal within Rs. 500-800.

I instantly fall in love with restaurants which serve you great soups. We had chicken burnt garlic soup which smelled as good as it tasted. Don’t remember the time when I¬†had a soup that tasted better than this one. Also had cheese balls for starters which melted amazingly within a couple of seconds in the mouth. They also served french fries along with the cheese balls which I didn’t expect.

For main course we had butter chicken tikka with tandoori roti, masala kulcha and paneer kulcha which all tasted equally good. We also had some green salad. (Try to eat something healthy when eating unhealthy :P)

Finally for desserts there is¬†the newly opened ‘The Chocolate House’ infront of Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar. It was my first time there and I really wanted to be there since the first time I saw it after I moved back to Bhubaneswar. The moment I entered the restaurant, I was in love at first sight with place. The chocolaty aroma , the handmade chocolates for sale, the ambient lighting, the beautiful interiors were more than enough to take my heart. It is a must try for all the chocolate lovers out there. This pretty little cafe also provides you books to while away your time if you are eating alone or waiting for someone. You can also treat yourself for as less as Rs. 100 there. We had some black forest ice-cream and some hot chocolate brownie with ice-cream. I also bought some handmade chocolates while returning to have later at home.

Hope you liked this blog post of mine. Do let me know what are your favorite restaurants in the city so that I can be there next time. Check out my blog for more such posts.

Stay happy !

XOXOX

Maybelline New York Makeover

Hi friends,

Hope your Durga Puja preparations are going really well. Mine has been too good. I have been shopping a lot recently and while shopping for some cosmetics at big bazaar, I saw there was a makeover being organised by Maybelline New York for customers and the shop assistants offered¬†me to have one. Me being me, as I love makeup to bits, I agreed. N in today’s blog post, I am going to share my experience with you guys.

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For my face, they used :

  1. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation – Classic Ivory
  2. Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder РClassic Ivory
  3. Maybelline Color Show Blush – Peachy Sweetie

2016-10-02-12-32-01-654For my eyes, they used :

  1. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eye Shadow – Topaz Gold
  2. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black
  3. Maybelline New York Magnum Barbie Mascara

2016-10-02-12-39-19-617For my lips, they used :

  1. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner – 540 Hollywood Red
  2. Maybelline Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipstick – Vivid Rose MAT 12016-10-02-12-46-14-119

The girls were really sweet and I loved my final look which they gave me. Thanks so much Maybelline. Hope you liked their work as well. Subscribe to my blog for more such posts.

Love and XOXOX !

Stay beautiful !

10 Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera

Hi friends,

Hope you have been doing good. As you might have noticed, I have changed my blogging schedule from weekends to mid-weeks now as I shall be making¬†a video on YouTube in the weekends. In today’s post I shall write on a miraculous plant that is aloe vera.¬† We all know that aloe vera is one of the most amazing plants ever¬†which¬†has numerous health and beauty benefits. To know the various beauty benefits of aloe vera, keep reading.IMG_20160928_145508.jpg

1. As a daily skin treatment. Apply aloe vera juice to your face and neck just like you would with any skin serum to keep the early signs of aging at bay.

2. To face away acne scars. If you have scars left from acne, apply aloe vera mixed with some lemon juice on it everyday to see them lightening gradually.

3. To keep that oily skin away. If you have a terribly oily skin like me, apply aloe vera just before applying your daily skin care products/cosmetics to reduce the oil secretion throughout the day

4. To gently moisturize the skin. Aloe vera is a natural humectant. Add a few drops of baby oil to aloe vera and use as a natural moisturizer.

5. To tame down the frizz. Apply some aloe vera to the ends of your hair after wash to tame down those unruly frizz.

6. As a heat protectant. Before using any hair styling tool like dryers, straightening irons, use aloe vera generously to protect your hair from the heat.

7. As a face toner. Aloe vera helps in minimizing the skin pores so it can be used as a natural skin toner on the face.

8. As an aftershave. Aloe vera is very soothing for the skin so it can be used post shaving or waxing when the skin turns out to be really sensitive.

9. On an itchy scalp. Just like skin, aloe vera is soothing for the scalp as well. So if you have an itchy and sensitive scalp or you face a dandruff problem, aloe vera can be a help.

10. On sunburns and stretch marks. Aloe vera has healing and inflamatory properties which can help in treating sunburns. Also, due to its healing properties, it can help the stretching tears on the skin due to rapid weight-gain or loss.

All natural home remedies take time and so does aloe vera. If, you are trying out any of the above remedies, be patient as well as consistent and you would soon see amazing results. Hope you liked this article. Do check out for more.

Stay beautiful!

XOXOX

5 ways to be happy :)

‚ÄúWhen you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

Hey friends,

Welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to post something very different from my older posts. We all have a void in our lives which needs to be filled up with loads of happiness. So, to know 5 ways how to be happier, keep reading. ūüôā

1. Have less expectations. Having less expectations from everything and everybody helps in giving a higher satisfaction when you get something which results in more happiness. Keep working hard to achieve your goals and be ambitious. But, learn to enjoy the results as well. If you are not able to meet up the target, then worrying is not going to lead you to anywhere. Be happy with whatever you got and try harder next time.

2. Stop stalking people on social media.¬†People generally have a more happening life on social media than in real. Say, you have a 1000 friends on facebook. And when you log on, you see 100 of them posting happy and happening stuff while you are going through a bad day. Hold on! What about the other 900? They might be having a day like yours, or maybe even worse. Log on to instagram and you see posts of your friends partying, eating at fancy restaurants or travelling to exotic locations and you feel that you have the most boring life ever. But, we all know that the best memories of our lives are the ones we don’t have pictures of. So ditch out that smartphone and enjoy more of real life.

3. Stay away from toxic people.¬†We all have at least one of those in our life who happens to ruin our mood no matter what. Bullies or nosy people or bossy people who happen to surround us everywhere can’t just stand to see happiness in us. Just stay away from them. You don’t want that much of negativity in your life.

4. Stay close to happy people. Again, we have at least a person in our life who always makes us happy. It can be somebody who is very motivating or somebody who always happens to be jolly. Happiness is contagious. If you spend more time hanging around this person or talking to this person, you tend to be happier.

5. Stay healthy. Everybody knows that a healthy body always has a healthy mind. Eat healthy, workout, meditate, have good sleep and you can find the happy hormones boosting up.

Hope you enjoyed reading this. Follow my blog for more.

Stay happy!

XOXOX