Beauty In a Box-My Envy Box

They say good things comes in small packages. And that’s exactly what these Beauty Boxes are based on.  These are the latest Beauty Trends in India. It is already so popular in international markets.In India also lot of  beauty blogger are getting hooked onto it as it gives you a chance to try various high end products without burning a hole in your packet.

The concept is simple. You pay a small amount of sum every month and they send you small samples or rather travel friendly sized luxury products. Thus you get to try various products every month. What’s exciting is that you get to know the inside products only when you open the box. So there’s a surprise for you every month.You can subscribe for monthly/quarterly/yearly plans. I like to first try on monthly basis, once I like it I continue with it. :). Also you get points as you buy the boxes which can be later used to  buy full sized product from their website.

My latest discovery is MyEnvy Box. Before to this I had tried Vellvette Box now called as FAB Bag. I didn’t like the products they were sending so discontinued it.

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My New Love-Moto G Phone-Goodness within 15k

G for Google. G for Gorgeous. G for Great .G for Goodness in a Phone.G for Moto G.

Moto G
Moto G

Thank you Moto G for making my days better. For giving me days where I don’t have to get upset because of a  Phone. Come on,  the problems of  my Samsung Phone  Hanging, being Stuck, Restarting, and not to forget Constant Charging  everyday, was too much to take. I was really looking to get out of my misery and Moto G helped me :). Totally Loving It :).

The very smart Samsung people launched android phones few years back , hooked us to the world of  internet , made a lot of money from us and after few years left us with a piece of junk that hangs, stuck at imp times,restarts and so on. I was so tired of these problems with my phones that I literally felt like throwing it away, only if I could. How would I be on Watsapp then 😉 ??!!

So definitely no Samsung phone for me. So Iphone and Google Nexus was what’s left. Now which Girl doesn’t want to hold a Apple Phone. Apart from its great feature, robustness and bla bla , it radiats a Class. It looks so “Wowy”. Like Wow I have IPhone, Wow that girl has Iphone ;).  But c’mon 50K for a phone? That’s just too much for me . I am just going to use it for Watsapp, Facebook, Instagram, My new Blog and clicking few pics apart from talking and for these 30/50k is too much to pay, I feel. I don’t believe in spending more than  15 k for a phone.So was somehow stuck with my stupid phone until I got to know of a great phone called “MOTO G” . Since it is a Google Phone, hence it is any day faster than other android phones.

 

 

Moto G is an excellent phone for less than 15K range and has the best features to offer in this range. You can read tons of reviews in Flipkart. I am not elaborating on its technical features , you can see other technical sites for that. For me it is a phone that offers fast navigation, sleek and sturdy looks and awesome graphics and nice camera, has a front camera too. Cathing up on Facebook and Instagram is as good as laptop. Nice clear pictures that really makes me happy :).And another best thing is that once you get this phone you can start using it right away if u have a micro sim, all your data from previous phone can be synced. Isn’t this a pure relief :). And it has those colorful cute back covers that I am absolutely loving.

Moto G Case Covers
Moto G Case Covers

Buy Motorola Back Replacement Cover for Moto G Here

Buy Motorola Flip Cover for Moto G

And for those looking for a nice gift for your partners this is one real good choice. Even for yourself this is a good gift. No need to be stuck with your old phone, go ahead and treat yourself 🙂

Update: Now you have got much bigger and slimmer version out in market. Moto G2. Another great option from Motorola.

Don’t wanna spend that much. There’s Moto E for you 🙂

Feel like splurging. Check out MOTO X.

Update on 14 Oct 14: I have been using this phone for past 7+ months and totally totally loving it. The battery life is good, navigation is easy. Screen looks bright and colorful. Camera is quite good. It is quite handy too.

Own a Moto G? Do you also share the same love for Moto G as  me. Drop in your comments below.

Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencils-Latest Love

Love Eyepencils? Haven’t heard of Colorbar I Glide Pencils? Ladies you too are missing great eye pencils like me.Yesterday I discovered Colobar Eyepencils and I am regretting it so much that I have discovered it so, so late. If you are like me, have love for eyepencils but have not discovered Colorbar yet,then go straight to Colorbar counters and discover there “GORGEOUS”, “GORGEOUS” eye pencils. I went to shopping yesterday as My Chambor-Blue Eye pencil was over and I wanted to repurchase it . I love the Blue Matt effect it has. Every time I wear it I get compliments from other girls(which means a lot u know). Sadly they didn’t had the stock so I thought of checking out other brands. Next to that was Colorbar, which is recently added to my list of good brands after I bought some of their lipsticks and it turned out to be good. Colorbar Coral Lipstick Review here .So I asked the sales girl to show me the shades. Once she swatched them on my hand, I was sold. It has such beautiful colors and such a great texture, that I wanted to buy everything. But Finally bought the lovely Purple shade, since I don’t have any purple eyeliner yet. So if you haven’t tried them yet. Go ahead and check them out. Below are the swatches for I Glide Range. 851___011 So here’s Why the love for these Eyepencil:

  • Super creamy,soft and easy to glide
  • High Pigmentation. You just need one or two swipes
  • Awesome shades both in sparkly and matt effect
  • Very good staying power and doesn’t smudge
  • Price is 499 for 1.1g for Sparkly one. Matt ones called as I Define is 325 Rs.
  • Comes out fine with my Maybelline Makeup remover

The downside:

  • None of as now for me. I am totally loving it but those sparkles scatter a bit if rub eyes and all.
  • If you wear lenses, then you might have to be careful as it has tiny shimmery particles that might affect your eye. Not sure though. But you can try the other non shimmery shades.

I am eagerly waiting for my other pencils to be over soon, so that I can buy other awesome shades from Colorbar. Have you been using Colorbar pencil girls?Like them? Love them? Do drop your reviews and comments below.

Unconventional Gift Ideas for Your Guy

Thinking Why this post in a Girly Blog?. Well this is because the question: “What do I Gift to My Guy?” haunts the girls most of the times.Wallets,Perfumes,Clothes,Watches is what always comes to  mind and the advice of your guy friend is hardly any good :D. So I thought it would be good to club the various ideas I have and put it together on my blog.

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My Trip to Kodaikanal from Bangalore

Having done my studies in South India(Bangalore), I had heard great reviews about this place and being a travel enthusiast wanted to go there so much. When I got a chance, I really enjoyed my experience there.

In South India almost all Hill Stations are same. It will have a Echo Point, a Point From where you can see the whole city and plains, few waterfalls, probably a sunrise/sunset point, some zoo. Kodai is almost similar except that  there is this huge lovely lake within the city, where you can cycle around, which is  simply beautiful and adds to your experience.

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I have been to Ooty, Munnar, Wayanad(which is so not a hill station), Coorg, Chikmagalur but Kodai is my favorite. I had heard great things about Munnar too,but my experience was not so good. WHY?? Weather. See weather is the most important thing while visiting any hill station in south India. You might not believe ,but these so called hill stations are actually little hot in summers. These are not the hill stations with snow clad mountains rather they offer you lush greenery and pleasant weather. I somehow prefer to visit them in starting of rainy season, unlike most people. I just love the blooming flowers, the washed out feel, clouds passing through you, the perfect chilly weather, enjoying those hot samosas, sipping a cuppa tea and taking a light walk around. This is my idea of holidaying 🙂

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Kodai Lake_Aerial View
Kodai Lake_Aerial View

Kodai has a huge lake within the city and you can rent a bicycle and paddle around the lake. Not that typical rent a boat types. With the lake in between, you cycling around, enjoying the awesome weather the experience is quite great. I just loved it. If your timing is right, you can actually feel as if you are paddling among the clouds. Once you are done, you can enjoy the local home made chocolates or whatever you prefer, there are quite a lot of eating options around.

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Garden in kodai near lake

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There is not much to do in the city, so a day or two is fine if you are planning to be only in Kodai. Apart from the lake, there’s Coakers Walk where you can take a walk along the hill side and enjoy the lovely sunset if sky is clear. Pine Forest is another place worth a dekho. Rest all places are just ok,s o don’t waste much time roaming around small places and getting bored. I would suggest that rather book a nice hotel, stay within the city, enjoy the rides along lake and just walk around the city and relax.

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Coakers Walk . Image Source:Internet

 

Pine Forest_Kodaikanal
Pine Forest_Kodaikanal

Hotel Villa Retreat is one very good option and has best scenic view to offer. While having breakfast in morning, I actually felt like having breakfast in lap of nature which was such and beautiful and refreshing feeling. My visit was to Kodaikanal wouldn’t have been perfect without the beautiful stay in Villa Retreat. The food was really yummy there, something that I had not expected from a tourist place. My Trip to Kodai was a wonderful, wonderful break from my regular 9-6 Work Routine.

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kodikanal in morning_hotel villa retreat

Let’s Share : Been there? Liked it ? Have something to say? Know any other great hill station down south? Do share your views.

Latest Trends in Clothing

This is my very first article for my blog. And I am so excited  to start my own blog.

So what can be better to start with other than my love for fashion and colors 🙂 .These are such great times in World Of Fashion. There are so,  so many options to add style to your wardrobe. Today’s fashion is just not limited to a short skirt or a LBD or a shimmery sleeveless tops but you can go for   Neons, Laces, Color Pants, Sheer Tops, Jumpsuits, Hihg Low lines skirts,long skirts, Plazzos  etc etc.. the list just goes on..

Color Pants: Remember the Game “Tipi Tipi Top Top , Which Color You Want ” from our childhood days. Even in that we didn’t had as many colors as you can find in pants these days.Color Pants are such a happy break from the old boring Jeans and they are comfortable too .From soft Pastel Shades to Bold Red, you can now find pants are in all colors and every girl must own quite a few of them. These pants instantly add freshness  and life to your wardrobe. And these colors pants are so popular now that when boys are seen wearing them these days.  🙂

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Colorbar Nude Coral Creme Lipstick Review

This is my very first post on Cosmetics and thus I am starting with my latest fascination in the world of cosmetics.Lipsticks. I love the fact that how they add life  and brightness to your face instantly. Once I have started wearing them , I have realized how you can look all dressed up  just by adding some colors to your lips.So while dressing up, try to dress up your lips too:)

As part of latest fixation, I  have bought few bold shades like Reds and Pinks. But with the summers approaching I was looking for something that is not too bold and can be worn easily in day time. Corals  and Peach shades are the answers to that. I bought  few from Lakme 9-5 range/ Revlon but still had not found that perfect coral shade, until I saw-Colorbar Nude Coral Creme Lipstick. I had read some good reviews about this shade and while doing shopping one day,  stumbled upon Colorbar counter. So went straight ahead, checked out this shade, loved it instantly and bought it.

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