Beauty + Lifestyle

Monday, 4 December 2017

Korean Beauty: The Face Shop Calming Chia Seed Mist Toner Review

The Face Shop Calming Chia Seed Mist Toner Review

I'm not sure about everyone but when it comes to taking care of my skin in the winter season, I simply cannot do without a soothing and hydrating mist. My skin becomes really dry during colder months and, if starved of hydration, this dryness can lead my skin, in becoming highly sensitive and inflamed. 

If you've ever experienced sensitiveness and inflammation on your dry skin, you'd know how uncomfortable this condition is, and, sometimes painful too. Many people use just a thick moisturizer in winters on their skin and that's it, but ever since I have incorporated a hydrating mist in my winter skincare routine, I have noticed that my skin feels a lot calmer and stays non-irritated.

The chia seed range from the Korean skincare brand the face shop has created quite a buzz and when I spotted a soothing mist amongst all their products in the chia seed range, I knew I wanted to try it right away. Also, it was on 30% off so I couldn't resist buying it.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Oriflame Love Nature (Neem) Face Wash Review

Oriflame Love Nature Neem Face Wash

Hello! everyone,

Today I'll be talking about a face wash that I've been using since past two weeks; it's the Oriflame's love nature neem face wash. I have used Oriflame face washes in the past when I wasn't even blogging. I still remember how much I adored and loved their blueberry face wash. Sadly, they have discontinued that whole range long time back. But the good news is that they keep coming up with new and exciting stuff every month. And this time, I picked up their neem face wash from their new love nature range, which, by the way, smells amazing.


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Serene Sparkle Third Anniversary Giveaway!!

Hey! Everyone,

Hope you had a great start to the month. 
And, if not, then I have something very exciting to cheer you up a little. I recently completed three years of blogging (Yayyy!!); and even though things have been going on really slow on my blog since past few months, I couldn't be more grateful for all you amazing and kind people out there who take time out from their busy schedule to read and comment on my blog. 

So, as a little thank you, I'm giving away the following beauty products to one of you.

  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes.
  • Maybelline New York Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick (Shade: Berry Bossy).
  • Nykaa Cookie Crumble Nail Polish (Gooey Marshmallow).
  • The Face Shop The Solution Soothing Sheet Mask (Madecassoside)
  • The Face Shop The Solution Radiance Sheet Mask (Vitamin C).
  • The Face Shop Real Nature Aloe Face Mask.   
Please read the rules below to participate in this giveaway.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Rush Lip Balm (Cotton Candy) Review

Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Rush Lip Balm (Cotton Candy)

I have gone back to maybelline lip balms after a really long time. I've only been sticking to non-tinted lip balms for almost a year now. And it wasn't until the time I was placing an order for a buy 5+5 free sheet masks from the face shop on nykaa that I felt my lips needed a break from the colourless lip balms. And which brand better to break the year-long monotony of using non-tinted lip balms than the maybelline new york?

So I bought not just one but two lip balms from the maybelline. One from their candy wow range and the other, the recently launched, candy rush lip balm in the shade cotton candy and today we'll be talking about the latter. Let's begin!

About Maybelline Candy Rush Lip Balms (Rs.190/-)

"Experience candy taste and color on your lips with the new maybelline baby lips candy rush lip balms. These provide a rush of candy color with a kick of yummy candylicious flavour. With benefits of SPF 20, these provide protection against the sun's rays while coconut oil and vitamin E moisturise dry lips for 16 hours. Drench your lips with these fun candy-kissed tinted lip balms that come with actual sweetness of a candy!"

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

e.l.f Baked Highlighter (Moonlight Pearls) Review, Swatches

e.l.f Baked Highlighter Moonlight Pearls

e.l.f Baked Highlighter Moonlight Pearls

Ever since the strobing trend in makeup started gaining popularity, the beauty world has been overwhelmed with new makeup highlighters launching every now and then. While a greater number of the high shine and quality highlighters belong to the family of high-end brands like Bobbie Brown, Becca, Mac, Hourglass etc.., there's is one highlighter that, although is no way near to all these brands in terms of the price tag, it can still give a tough competition to the big brands in giving that perfect glow or highlight. 

You'd have already guessed by the title now, it's the highly popular e.l.f baked highlighter in the shade moonlight pearls!

E.l.f cosmetics is a very popular U.S drugstore makeup brand and while it's still not officially available in India, there are some websites and Instagram pages that sell authentic international makeup products. I got this highlighter from a website named The product came in proper packaging, with it being carefully bubble wrapped (Price: Rs.650/-). I stumbled upon this website through one of (ankita) corallista's video in which she used Anastasia modern renaissance palette brought from And while browsing this website, my eyes got stuck on this beautiful highlighter and so I decided to give it try.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

A Nykaa Beauty Haul (The Face Shop, Innisfree And Maybelline)

The Face Shop The Solution Sheet Masks

It's been so long since I posted a beauty haul on my blog. Normally, I buy beauty stuff when I'm about to finish something up, especially when it comes to skincare. So that's usually just a single product or two, which doesn't really qualify for a haul. But today, I have quite a few things to share with you all.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Lotus Ecostay Kajal Review

Lotus Ecostay Kajal Review

About Lotus Ecostay Kajal

Sculpt your eyes giving it a soothing velvet soft texture with ecostay stay kajal that comes with a 10-hours stay and is free from paraffin, animal oil and preservatives and gives a calming effect to your waterline.
  • Smooth Powdery Texture.
  • This kajal is waterproof and smudge proof.
  • It has excellent color payoff and is suitable for those who wear contact lenses.
  • It is 100% vegetarian and is not tested on animals.
  • Ophthalmologically and Dermatologically approved.
  • Price Rs.325/- for 1.2g

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Current Moisturiser : The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream (Review)

The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream

Hello! Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying the rainy weather lately. What a relief from the harsh summer climate. While I'm a rain and monsoon lover, I'm a little disappointed these days because I'm not able to take better pictures for my blog and Instagram, reason? Well, the absence of enough natural light! I can obviously take pictures indoors and brighten them up with some editing tools but then nothing can match up to the quality of photos taken in natural light! I love monsoon season a lot but not being able to take pictures for so long, has left me feeling really annoyed. So I'm just hoping for the weather to clear out soon.

Anyways, now let's talk about this aloe soothing day cream!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tvam Olive Under Eye Cream Review

Tvam Olive Under Eye Cream

About Tvam Olive Under Eye Cream

Tvam Under eye cream is enriched with the goodness of olive oil, aloe vera and almond oil, formulated with soy protein extract, and is proven to revitalise the eye area. It is specifically designed for the gentle under eye area. It visibly reduces puffiness, minimizes dark circles and fine lines around the eyes, nourishes the skin and gives it a soft, smooth look. (Price Rs.620/- for 50 gms)
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Colour/Smell may vary from batch to batch due to the presence of Ayurvedic extracts and essential oils.


Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Nutmeg, Wheatgerm oil, Grape seed oil, Liquorice, Glycerin, Purified water, Cream base, Preservatives (Dmdm Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone)

Monday, 19 June 2017

Lotus Ecostay Silky Matte Lip Crayon (Wine Rage) Review And Swatches

Lotus Ecostay Creme Lip Crayon Wine Rage

Hello! Everybody,

Today I'll be reviewing a silky matte Lip Crayon from an Indian brand Lotus! It's my first makeup purchase from them, let's see if it is really good and justifies all the claims or not.

Monday, 12 June 2017

My Summer Hair care Routine For Frizzy Hair

Hello! Everyone,

Hope this extremely hot weather is not making you hate summers....but it is literally sucking every ounce of moisture from my hair, leaving them unmanageably frizzy. I am anyways not blessed with healthy and beautiful looking hair and then summer happens, making it even more difficult to tame crazy hair, and so in today's post, I'll be talking about the products that I've been using lately to control the super annoying frizziness of my hair.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash Review

The Body Shop Skin Clearing Tea Tree Facial Wash

Hello! Everyone,

Today I'll be reviewing a product from the body shop's most loved skincare range, tea tree!

I was never a fan of tea tree scent until I tried their tea tree wash, scrub and mask. It is absolutely amazing. If you have blemish prone skin and mild acne then surely give it a try. I've tried tea tree products from other brands but never liked tea tree fragrance, found it way too artificial but I have to admit that tea tree scent in the body shop's products doesn't feel artificial at all and I actually really like it. And, now I wanna try every product in their tea tree range.


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Anatomicals (puffy the eye bag slayer) Eye Mask Review

Anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Eye Mask Review

BEING a part of this beauty blogging world gives me plenty of excuses to try out and review things that I would normally give a pass, but as a beauty blogger, I am most of the time hooked on internet surfing through online beauty shops and reading blogs. It happens very often that I come across various beauty products and things which fascinate and intrigue me and makes me want to try everything but I cannot because then I'm gonna be broke foreveršŸ˜ 

Anatomicals is one brand which caught my attention due to its bright and colourful packaging and not to mention the fun and quirky description of their products. They offer a variety of products but I was particularly drawn towards this eye mask. I also wanna say that I didn't need this type of eye mask that much because placing cold green tea bags on my eyes just relieves them of all tiredness and any kind of burning sensation but lately I've not been drinking green tea a lot so at the end of the day I have nothing to provide instant relief to my eyes and that's when I decided to try out this mask.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Juicy Chemistry Helichrysum And Rosehip (Cell Reconstruction Serum) Review

Juicy Chemistry Helichrysum And Rosehip Cell Reconstruction Serum

Juicy Chemistry Helichrysum And Rosehip Cell Reconstruction Serum

Ask anyone 'what is the best way to take care of skin?' And they'll say..... adhering to a proper cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine. While it's 100% true that a strict CTM routine truly changes your skin for better but there is one beauty ritual that's still quite underrated and hasn't found a permanent place in many women's daily skincare regime yet and that is..... applying a serum. I have myself never given a thought to incorporate a serum in my skincare routine for the longest time, mainly because of two reasons, first, it's really hard to find a serum that's not exorbitantly priced and the second reason is that like many other women I too didn't think that a serum is important enough and I'll just rely on my basic CTM to keep my skin in a good condition. However, with the rising pollution, heat and dirt in the atmosphere and also indulging in unhealthy foods can really damage skin and that's why we all need a serum that is best suited for our skin.

Helichrysum oil made from helichrysum plant is known for reducing age spots, pigmentation and also for its moisturising capability while rosehip oil being a natural source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin A is proven to be very beneficial for skin.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Not Famous Yet Powerfully Inspiring Quotes/Lines (100th Post)

Hello! Everyone,

As you would have probably guessed by the title, this post is not a product review or anything beauty related that I usually post. Today, I'm sharing some of my favourite quotes/lines that are not very famous but still quite inspiring and motivating. It's my hundredth blog post (finally!!) and I wanted to post something different. Now, there are chances that if I have come across these quotes and lines from different sources like books, the internet, magazines, interviews, comments etc, you might have also heard or read these somewhere. By the term "not famous" I mean to say that these are not famous as in like the Mahatma Gandhi quote 'Be the change you wish to see in this world' but they are still very very inspiring.

Lets go!

And..... what is that "something"? That something is the thing you are passionate about! The thing that excites you but you ignore it, you let other people's opinions affect you and you simply push away that feeling. You have to think about your dream, your passion or your goal every day even when you don't receive a lot of support from people around you, even when your inner critic tricks you into believing you can't do it. Think about it until it turns into an obsession and then the only choice that'll be left in your mind to cure this obsession would be to just not care about anything else but going ahead in direction of your dream and ultimately....... ACHIEVING IT!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Ancient Living Tulasi And Neem Face Pack Review

Ancient Living Tulasi And Neem Face Pack Review

About Ancient Living Tulasi And Neem Face Pack (Rs.125/- 40g)

Ancient living Tulasi and neem face pack is a purifying clay mask with Tulasi, medicinal neem enriched with basil essential oil. It has a cooling action on the skin. Tulasi has antioxidant, purifying, detoxifying and cleansing properties. Neem is praised to have sheet guna or cooling properties. It is renowned to have antimicrobial qualities making it very ideal to detoxify the skin. This face pack is ideal for purifying and detoxifying oily skin making it clear and translucent.

My Take

I never had a nice experience with powdered face masks available in the market before but I was quite excited to try organic and natural face mask from an Indian brand. What I like about this product the most is the fact that it comes in brown paper packaging and is completely organic. It contains tulasi, neem, holy basil oil and also multani mitti. All these ingredients have been highly praised in ayurveda from thousands of years for their healing properties relating to both skin and hair woes. Ancient living is an ayurvedic brand and uses only pure ingredients to make various beauty products. It is available on amazon and you can also place the order directly on their website too.

Ancient Living Tulasi And Neem Face Pack Review

This powdered face mask has a typical ayurvedic fragrance, I could detect tulsi scent more than the neem one. I did not like the fragrance at the first sniff but now that I've used this many times, I've grown to like the scent. The powder is very fine and doesn't have a grainy texture, I just mix it with cold water and apply this clay-like paste on my face. It smells very earthy when mixed with water and feels very cooling and relaxing on the face. I sometimes apply a thin layer of this paste and sometimes a thick layer, either way, the results are same.

Friday, 14 April 2017

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Peach Review

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Peach 
The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Peach

April has become so hot already, I don't even want to imagine what the weather's gonna be like in the coming months. For most of us, summer means dealing with super oily skin and we like cleansers that keep our face shine and oil free. Foaming face washes and cleansers are the ones that actually help in stripping off all the oiliness on our skin but they can also be excessively drying. I ordered the face shop foaming cleanser during mid days of march, anticipating that my skin would become really oily towards the end of it but the face wash arrived pretty early and though my skin did not turn oily, I just couldn't wait and started using it already !

Friday, 7 April 2017

Innisfree it's real squeeze mask (Green Tea) Review

Innisfree Green Tea Sheet Mask Review

About Innisfree Green Tea Sheet Mask

Refreshed and bright skin is what you get after innisfree it's real squeeze mask green tea. This mask contains essentials moisture squeezed from fragrant roses to make skin smooth and radiant.
  • Soothing and moisturizing effects of green tea extracts.
  • The jeju green complex consists of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves and orchids to keep your skin healthy.
  • This triple layer sheet has a long lasting moisturizing effect so that the essence can gradually be absorbed into skin.  

My Take

Korean skincare brands have created quite a rage in beauty blogging world, haven't they ? And the two brands that can be credited for this rage are........ well, no prizes for guessing here, Innisfree and the face shop. These two have gained huge popularity, especially, when it comes to offering one beauty/skincare product that everyone seems to be interested in... sheet masks ! If you're still not familiar with the concept of sheet masks, it's basically a thin sheet which is drenched in a serum that contains many essential ingredients for repairing and improving your skin. You just have to place it on your face, sit back and relax while letting the ingredients work on the skin for at least 20 mins.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Faces Glam On Perfect Volume Mascara Review

Faces Glam On Perfect Volume Mascara

Hello everyone !

Today I'll be reviewing Faces glam on perfect volume mascara which is priced at Rs.449/-

After trying out faces ultime pro eyebrow pencil and being really impressed with it, I decided to try another of their makeup product. As I don't have long and thick eye lashes so using a mascara definitely adds volume and gives a nice look to the eyes.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Vichy Thermal Spa Water Review

Vichy Thermal Spa Water

If you've read this post, you would know that in December I was struggling with stubborn breakouts and blemishes. It was then that I decided to try out some new products. One of them was the body shop tea tree wash, scrub and mask and the other one that I bought was the vichy thermal spa water. In past I've tried la roche posay thermal water and it was absolutely amazing. But, this time I decided to try thermal water from another french brand Vichy.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Fade Away Your Blemishes With The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub And Mask !

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub And Mask

I don't like cursing but December has been a terrible month for my skin. I had to deal with pimples, blemishes and dryness all at once. I cannot really blame it on anything but my eating habits. Whenever I eat junk food or anything spicy, my skin reacts the next day resulting in tiny bumps and zits, especially on my forehead. But this time it was worse than usual. Annoying angry breakouts were in no mood to leave my skin.
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