Beauty + Lifestyle

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Shop Your Favorite Organic And Natural Products at (Website Review)

WITH almost everything available on the internet now a days, online shopping has become a habit for most of us who prefer the convenience of having products delivered to our doorstep instead of wasting time in shopping at crowded and noisy places. There are so many shopping sites that offer variety of products but I was yet to discover an online shopping destination that houses only natural and organic products. So when I was contacted by lovely lifestyle, a shopping website dedicated towards consciously inspiring people to adopt a more natural and organic lifestyle, I was naturally tempted and excited to check it out.


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Faces Ultime Pro Brow Defining Pencil Review

Here's one thing no one can dispute, having well shaped and full eyebrows changes the whole look of the face. Still, they remain quite neglected in many women's daily makeup routine. Even if you don't wear makeup, nicely defined eyebrows frame the whole appearance of face. I have myself been indifferent towards my eyebrows for the longest time. Have you been too ? Since I never had bushy and thick brows that needs some taming, I never even cared about getting them in shape. But the first time I got them done and also filled them nicely, I was amazed to see the difference. Now, you need a good eyebrow pencil for defining job. After trying many pencils with dry formula, I decided to go for faces ultime pro brow defining pencil which has a smooth gel gliding formula. Read on further to know my thoughts.

Faces Ultime Pro Brow Defining Pencil


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Day Gel Nail Color ( Rose Poudre ) 130 Review, NOTD

Hello Everybody !

Today I'll be reviewing maybelline super stay gel nail color in the shade rose poudre. I'm not sure but I think these super stay gel nail polishes were launched earlier this year in february and because the price was not encouraging at all, I didn't buy it that time but few weeks ago I was at the maybelline store and while looking through some of their stuff, my eyes fell on this beautiful nail paint and as I really love pastel, neutral shades like this one on my nails, I finally decided to purchase it. (Price Rs.325/-)

Friday, 18 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Light 10) Review

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Concealer is one of my favorite product when it comes to base makeup. More so because I have dark circles and the area around my eyes looks quite dull and tired. I was using the colorbar cream concealer for so long that I got really bored and wanted to try a liquid concealer for a change. Now when it came to deciding which one I'd go for, I was very sure about giving the maybelline fit me concealer a try. It is one highly raved concealers and is also referred as the closest dupe of nars concealer. Maybelline fit me concealer (priced at Rs.500/-) was launched earlier this year and since then I've been reading and hearing good things about this concealer.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Second Anniversary Giveaway Winner Announcement !!

Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for your amazing participation in my giveaway. This was also my first giveaway on the blog and I'm so happy that so many of you participated with such enthusiasm. It was very difficult for me to choose one winner but I had to. And now without further ado, the winner of my blog's second anniversary giveaway is......


Thursday, 20 October 2016

My Envy Box (October) 2016 Review

My Envy Box

Hello, everybody !

Today I'm gonna be sharing what all I got in my October envy box. October is a special month for envy box because it's their anniversary month. Last time the October envy box was fabulous (check it out here). And so I decided to order the special anniversary edition this year again. The box has many geometrical patterns on it. They're actually running a contest where they have asked everyone with this box to just go crazy with it, meaning artistic creative wise. And the best-colored box will win a hamper worth 3000/-

Now let us see what all I got in my envy box :

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter Review

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter

A paraben free hair mask.....what ? really ? All the hair masks that I've used up till now have been loaded with tons of chemicals and here comes a brand, the body shop offering not only a paraben free but also silicones and colourants free hair mask as well. I think that's amazing. A lot of people stay away from hair masks because generally, they contain many harsh chemicals and though they leave hair feeling super moisturized but the long-term effects of these chemicals can be very damaging.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Serene Sparkle Second Anniversary Giveaway !! (CLOSED)

Helloooo everybody !

October marks the second anniversary of my blog and I am so excited to announce a giveaway to celebrate with you all. My blog will be completing two years on October 28th. I was planning to do a giveaway for a long time anyway so I just couldn't wait until 28th and decided to celebrate during October days. I wanna thank you all for everything. Thank you so much for reading my blog, leaving me sweet lovely comments and just being so warm and supportive. Now, have a look at the prizes you could win !

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo Review

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo

Hey ! everyone,

Today I'm gonna be reviewing the body shop's rainforest moisture shampoo. Now this brand doesn't need any introduction. Beauty blogging world is filled with praises of its body and hair care products. Their products are loved by many and I'm no exception. If you're on a lookout for an absolute chemical free shampoo, look no further and just head over to the body shop store. Even the hair mask offered by the body shop in rainforest range (which I'll also be reviewing) is free from harsh chemicals. I have previously reviewed the rainforest shine shampoo here and I totally loved it. It used to make my hair shiny after every wash. Now let us see whether the moisture one delivers what it claims or not.

Friday, 30 September 2016

La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluide (Combination to oily skin) Review

La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluide

Is there anything more annoying than your face looking like a greasy shiny ball post moisturizer application ? I have had such annoying experience with few moisturizers in past and I'm sure many people with oily skin have had them too. Finding a moisturizer for oily skin can be tough. Not only it has to be the one with a shine free formula but also an acne and breakout battler. La roche posay is a french pharmacy skincare brand. Their effaclar range for acne prone skin has gained a lot of favourable responses by many bloggers and vloggers and though I don't have any personal thoughts to share on the effaclar range because I haven't tried it yet but today I'm gonna be sharing my experience with another lovely product from this brand, their toleriane fluid. (Rs.1350/- 40ml).

Friday, 16 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Natural Bath and Body (aloe cucumber) Under Eye Gel Pack Review

Natural Bath And Body Aloe And Cucumber Under Eye Gel Pack

About the product

With the goodness of cucumber seed oil and aloe vera extract, this cooling and hydrating under eye gel pack keeps you looking charmingly bright eyed and refreshed. The purity and high mineral content of cold pressed cucumber seed oil heartily stimulates micro circulation and elevates moisture levels in the sensitive area around the eyes. It's cooling and anti-aging properties help you combat dark circles, tired skin, under eye puffiness, wrinkles and other signs of fatigue and stress. Additionally, the aloe vera instantly firms the skin, while fading fine lines.

Price : Rs.325/-


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Versatile Blogger Award Acceptance And Nominations

Hey, everyone !

I was nominated for Versatile Blogger Award by Sonali from SkincareVilla blog on 7th of July. I know it's very late in accepting the award but some other things kept me occupied and I did not get the time to prepare this post. I would like to thanks Sonali for nominating me. She has an awesome skincare blog with best reviews and great DIY recipes for your skin. Check out her blog HERE.

Versatile blogger award is an award given by bloggers to bloggers and thus supporting each other and helping new blogs to get noticed. Like Liebster, here also if you're nominated, that means you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.


You should thank the person who has nominated you and add a link back to their site. Next select 10-15 bloggers that you follow regularly and pass this award to them. Share 7 random facts about yourself.


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Skincare products I've been using lately

EVER since I got into this blogging world, I have come across so many post/articles emphasizing on how important it is to give attention to your skin on an everyday basis. I've been very lazy in following a proper skin care routine in past. Also, I've never been regular with sunscreens, the damage of which is quite visible on my face in the form of dullness and tanning. And more recently in the months of July and August, my entire face broke out resulting in tiny oily bumps (all over my forehead and both cheeks). I also had two big pimples but tvam peppermint and green tea aloe vera gel made them disappear completely. Though for tiny stubborn bumps, it did not turn out to be that effective. Still, I cannot thank this product enough for fading out those big pimples entirely.

In today's post, I'm sharing a glimpse of what all skincare products I've been using recently. Starting off with a cleanser I am using Ducray keracynl foaming gel. It's meant specifically for acne prone skin and is soap and paraben free. It feels very gentle on skin. I have been using this for quite some time now and would be coming up with a full review soon. For toner, I had to go back to La roche posay thermal spring water. It's not like those strong astringents that are meant to remove all traces of dirt/makeup and leave oiling skin feeling parched. In fact, it's a soothing water. I am sure you must have heard of thermal spring waters from vichy and avene as well. They are all a little expensive but really good for skin. If you have sensitive itchiness prone skin or problems like skin rash and redness, then I'd highly recommend you to give this product a try.

Friday, 12 August 2016

3 DIY Soothing Summer Face Masks To Reverse Skin Damage !

TAKING good care of your skin is vital in every season. But if there is one season that damages our skin the most is summer season ! Exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun causes so much damage to our skin. Sunburn, dullness, tanning, ageing are few of the major summer skin irritations. While the rainy season has brought much relief here in India, still the damage done in extreme summer months can be difficult to reverse back. Worry not because today I'm sharing three easy and effective soothing face masks which will not only soothe your skin but also restore its lost glow.     


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Ananda Calming Wild Rose Shampoo And Conditioner Review

Ananda wild rose shampoo and conditioner

OUT of all the products that I showed in my Nykaa haul here, review of Ananda shampoo and conditioner was by far the most requested one. Since it's a luxury brand and the products are all natural, free from harsh chemicals, I too was very excited to give their hair care range a try. I got introduced to this brand through envy box subscription. I've only tried two products from their skincare range and absolutely loved them. You can check out my reviews on these two products here and here. Ananda is a luxury destination spa in Himalayan foothills in northern India. It has its own skincare and haircare product line. Now let's get into the review.


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tvam Peppermint And Green Tea Aloe Vera Gel Review

Tvam Peppermint and Green Tea Aloe Vera Gel

Hey, everyone !

When it comes to skincare, the one natural ingredient that has been praised for its amazing qualities for repairing damaged skin is Aloe vera ! While I always prefer applying raw aloe vera gel, I sometimes feel too lazy to extract the gel from aloe vera leaves. It is then when all these aloe vera gels available in the market come to rescue. Tvam is an Indian company which makes natural skin care products.

About the product

Tvam peppermint and green tea aloe vera gel is an exceptional moisturizer for all types of skin and for body and face. It cleanses, smoothens and softens the skin forming a protective barrier against the sun, dust and pollution. It is used for burns, pimples, skin inflammation, acne scars, insects bites, rashes, swelling and bruises. It stimulates derma cells and promotes healing. It is ayurvedic therapy for whole body massage and is an excellent hair conditioner. Pudina is cooling for skin. It helps clear pores and is suitable for oily skin, acne and blackheads. This gel can also be used as a shaving gel and for hair styling.  

Price : Rs.550/- for 100 g


Monday, 18 July 2016

L'Oreal Paris Hydra Fresh (All Day Hydration Deep Boosting Essence) Review

About the product

L'oreal skincare laboratories have developed deep boosting essence with triple hyaluronic acid technology and pure spa water from french Vosges mountains to hydrate several layers of the skin and lock in moisture for up to 48 hours. Enriched with delicate beads, vitamin E, it helps protect skin from external aggressions. Skin is quenched with freshness and stays hydrated for up to 48h. 

Price : Rs. 685 for 50 ml


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Natural Bath And Body French Red Clay Mask Review

Natural Bath and Body French Red Clay Mask

Hey, everyone !

Today I'm reviewing a french red clay face mask from the brand natural bath and body.

About the product

Like the special clay masks that were a favorite with the Egyptian goddess Cleopatra, our french red clay masque never fails to soften your skin, preserve its complexion and impart a natural glow. It is a gentle paste of french red clay, which is an absolute powerhouse of iron and other minerals. Best suited for normal to oily skin types, it cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it highly refreshed and toned. The clay is blended with organic rose oil, virgin coconut oil and balancing cedar wood essential oil. As the oils further nourish the skin, turmeric powder and sandalwood give it a distinctive radiance. (some more natural and organic ingredients that it contains - fullers earth, gram flour, carrot seed oil, beet root powder )

Price : Rs 450 for 100 gm 


Monday, 4 July 2016 Haul

Hola amigos ! Hope you all are enjoying the monsoons, what a relief from the terrible scorching summer heat !

Today I'm doing a haul post which includes products that I recently purchased from and they are Ananda calming wild rose shampoo(Rs 750), Ananda calming wild rose conditioner(Rs.800), Aloe Veda castor oil(Rs.225) and Aroma magic lavender oil(Rs.275). I've got these products mainly to tackle my hair fall problem but castor and lavender oil are multipurpose oils so I'm gonna be using them in different ways.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

My Shopping Experience With

As online shopping for beauty and personal care products has increased tremendously over the last few years in India,this industry has seen a growth of many companies that offer and promise to deliver authentic and quality products to customers but only a few are able to live up to their claims fully.I recently came across a website named Aplava which is a startup online beauty products company that offers some of the best makeup products along with other personal care products on their website and has a professional team of dermatologist and beauty advisers.Also, they work directly with manufacturers/distributors to bring you over 5000 products straight from the brands themselves with 100% guarantee of delivering original and authentic products. 

My Experience  

Firstly I think that the appearance of the website is very clean and appealing.It is easy to navigate and explore each category.The competition is getting tougher day by day between online shopping sites.What makes unique is that as soon as you open their website,the first thing that pops up is a box that prompts you to create your own beauty profile and based on the information provided by you the site recommends the products that will be beneficial for your skin and hair type in particular.Now I'm really impressed with the fact that process of creating our beauty profile just doesn't end very rapidly with only 2-3 questions but in fact, it involves a deep study of your skin and hair.To give you an idea of how it works,the process starts with answering questions relating to our skin type first.So if suppose you click on oily skin type,the subsequent questions that follow are -

How oily is your skin type ? (oily after waking up in the morning,oily after work,oily all over,only oily on T-zone)
Are you prone to Acne ? What type of Acne ? (Red Boils,Big painful Boils,Only blackheads/whiteheads,Only scars now)

Do you have pigmentation issues ?
Do you have Freckles,Melasma,Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation,Solar spots,Lack of glow ? (And if you don't know what these conditions are,they show an image of what each condition looks like on skin so you can easily detect and select an issue that you're suffering from)
Do you have wrinkle problem ? What kind of activities do you do in a day ? Do you have sweating tendencies ?
How would you describe your skin tone ? Which part of your body is more exposed to the sun ?


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Colorbar Quick Finish Nail Polish (Theme for a dream) Review,NOTD

Hey everyone !

Today I'm reviewing a nail polish from Colorbar in the beautiful shade 'Theme for a dream'

About the product

The quick finish nail lacquer is perfect for those who love perfectly manicured,glossy nails. Use a simple one coat application to give your nails a shiny salon perfect finish in 60 seconds.It is chip resistant and does not yellow your nails.Use it with a base and top coat for the perfect look.

Price : Rs.210/-


Monday, 13 June 2016

Ananda Light Moisturiser (Sandalwood and Rose) Normal To Dry Skin Review

Hello everybody !

Hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend.In today's post I'll be talking about a moisturiser from the brand ananda.I received a sample of it in my envy box long time back but completely forgot to use it then. Ananda is a luxury destination spa in the himalayan foothills in northern India which also sells its own skincare and haircare products on their website and also on  

About the product

A light non greasy cream infused with balancing rose and hydrating sandalwood,helps prevent early signs of ageing,hydrates,stimulates cell renewal and smooths fine lines.Rose stimulates cell renewal and sandalwood protects against environmental aggressors which leave skin soft,supple and rejuvenated.

Price : Rs.1350/- (50g)

Ananda light moisturiser


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser Review

About the product

Is a refreshing facial cleanser that thoroughly removes dirt,oil and dead skin cells while providing long lasting oil control to improve the look and feel of skin.This clinically proven formula lathers to a rich creamy foam which removes skin's impurities which can build up in pores such as excess oil,dirt and makeup,even stuff you don't know is there.Oil control formula helps reduce surface oil while retaining the skin's natural moisture balance to keep skin clear,fresh and healthy looking.

           Oil free     Dermatologist tested    Non-camedogenic

Price : Rs 95/- for 50g

Neutrogena deep clean foaming cleanser


Sunday, 29 May 2016

L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick (Irresistible Expresso) Review,Swatch,Fotd

Hey everyone !

Today I'm reviewing a lipstick from loreal paris and it's in the shade name 'irresistible expresso' which is a beautiful brownish red color (priced at Rs.599/-).I got it from  


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Avon Metallic Effects (Foiled Chrome) Nail Polish Review,NOTD

Hellooooo everybody ! After a really long break I'm back to hopefully more regular blogging now. I missed my little space on the internet a lot (Done with my exams). And for today's post I've have a nail polish review which is from the brand avon. I got it from priced at Rs.250.  


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Currently Using Skincare Products

FINALLY managed to compose a blog post in the middle of my exams.Wish I'd earlier prepared few posts but procrastination kicked in and I didn't do any blogging.Anyways lets get into today's post which is about the skincare products that I'm using currently.


Saturday, 2 April 2016

Bridal and Evening Dresses From

NO occasion in your life is as special as your wedding day.Just the thought of  your wedding ceremony brings a lot of joy in heart.It's the beginning of a new chapter in life but with the excitement of  your special big day also comes many preparation challenges.Every woman dreams of looking like the most beautiful bride on her wedding day.

Fancy a fairy tale wedding dress ? A dress people would love to watch and one that will make the most important day of your life even more special to remember.Well in that case you need to head over to An online bridal store based in California USA.It offers a wide collection of rich designer wedding dresses at great discounts.Not only this but you can also choose to buy a standard size of a particular dress or you can get the dress custom made/tailored to fit your exact size (how awesome is that).Super sharp tailoring and a combination of classic vintage style with modern touch is what Cocomelody has to offer.This company has over 15 years of expertise and knowledge in bridal dress profession and use only high quality fabric and materials to make dream wedding dresses.You're sure to find a perfect dress for your wedding day according to your taste and liking because of the vast collection at Cocomelody. They have also partnered with quality designers to provide their customers utmost satisfaction. Here are some of my favourite wedding dresses -                

Perfect A-line llusion Natural Train Tulle Cap Sleeve Open Back Wedding Dress with Appliques (Click here for details)


Sunday, 20 March 2016

Pears Face Washes Review

Hey everyone ! Hope you're having a lovely Sunday.I was really unwell since past few days but as I'm feeling much better now, I decided to do a blog post. So today I'm reviewing three budget friendly face washes from Pears.

Price : Rs. 80/- 60g


Monday, 7 March 2016

Christine Valmy Vegetal Peeling Mask Review

Hola friends !

I'm going to review Christine valmy vegetal peeling mask today.I purchased this long time back from but completely forgot to review it then. So please keep reading further to know my thoughts.

Price : Rs. 475/-  40g 


Monday, 29 February 2016

Oriflame Pure Colour (Pink Crush) Nail Polish Review,NOTD

Hey everyone !

Today I'm reviewing a beautiful nail polish from oriflame india.

Price : Rs.119/-


Monday, 22 February 2016

Faces Magnet Eyes Kajal Review,Swatches,EOTD

Hello everyone,

In today's post I'll be reviewing Faces magnet eyes kajal priced at Rs.175/-

About the product

Extreme black,all day wear ! This new age kohl is made with unique smudge and fade proof formula.Its enchantingly black finish is transfer resistant and keeps you stunning all day.Super soft and easy to apply this alluring kohl is created to nourish your eyes.It is loaded with antioxidants and minerals and is completely free of preservatives and paraben.It is vitamin e enriched,smudge proof and dermatologically tested. 


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Aroma Magic Under Eye Gel Review

Hey everyone,

Today I'm gonna be reviewing an under eye gel from the brand aroma magic which claims to prevent fine lines and wrinkles around eyes,lightens dark circles and rejuvenates tired eyes. I got it mainly for lightening my dark circles.Please keep reading further to know my experience.

Price : Rs. 135/- 


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Vaseline Intensive Care And Advanced Repair Lotion Review

When it comes to taking care of skin and providing it enough moisturisation,I most of the time give attention to my face only and end up ignoring rest of my body even during winters.The one thing I love pampering my body with is a body scrub.I love body scrubs,I enjoy exfoliating dead skin off my body but feel too lazy to moisturize.However this winter I decided not to neglect moisturising my body so I got the vaseline intensive care and advanced repair body lotion.

Price : Rs.285/- 300 ml  


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Easy Aloe Vera Face Packs For Your Skin

Hola sparkles,

I hope you're having a nice start to February.In today's post I'll be sharing with you guys some easy face packs for skin having aloe vera as a main ingredient.But before that let me throw some light on why aloe vera is a one kind of solution for all your skin problems.

Aloe vera is a nature's blessing for your skin.It contains many antioxidants like beta carotene,vitamin A,vitamin C and vitamin E.All these antioxidants help in slowing and preventing the production of free radicals that damage skin cells.Consistent use of aloe vera helps in tightening of skin and reducing wrinkles thereby slowing down the process of ageing.No matter in which form you use it, aloe vera will always prove to be beneficial for skin.It has skin soothing properties and is also a natural moisturiser so it works for both oily and dry skin.

Pimples,spots,wrinkles,dullness and so many other skin related problems can be effectively cured with aloe vera. Regular use of its gel only will rejuvenate your skin.Now imagine the wonders it can do for your skin when used as a face pack with some amazing ingredients right from your kitchen.


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Lotus Herbals Lip Therapy (Vanilla) Review

Hey everyone,

Today I'll be reviewing lotus herbals lip therapy balm in vanilla flavor.It is my first product from this brand and it did not disappoint me at all.Please keep reading to know my experience.

Price: Rs 135/-


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Dr.Batra's Moisturizing Face Wash Review

SO finally extreme winters are here and my skin type which was normal to dry till mid January is now more on the dry side and is feeling less hydrated.Dry patches on my skin are not very bad though,all thanks to the two products that are effectively taking care of my skin's dryness and they are La roche posay thermal spring water and Cetaphil moisturizing cream.These two are wonderful products for dry and sensitive skin.Now for the face wash too I wanted to try something mild and non drying on skin.I decided to checkout Dr.Batra's skincare products and finally bought this face wash.

Price : Rs.175/- 100g


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Organic Harvest Exfoliating Face Scrub Review

Hey everyone,

Today I'm reviewing a face scrub from the brand organic harvest.This was a random purchase while i was in a local store.The line "with natural moisturising factors" written on its packaging was the thing that caught my attention.I don't like scrubs which tend to make skin feel moisture less and rough after exfoliation.Also it was voted as the best exfoliating scrub in the country in 2014 during elle beauty awards.So i decided to give this one a try.

Price - Rs.445/- 50g


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Catrice Cosmetics Ultra Fine Ink Eyeliner Review

Hello everyone,

Wishing you all a very happy new year.May this year bring warmth,happiness and a lot success to your life.

It's my first blog post of the year and today I'll be reviewing Catrice Ultra Fine Ink eyeliner.I got it in my December envy box.Read on further to know my experience with it.

Price (Rs.660/- 6 ml)

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