DOVE ELIXIR -hibiscus and argan oil review !

HELLO ,

So ,I had this dove elixir for quite sometime but i have never used it because the packaging was so cute that i did not want to open and use right away .But since winter is here and I have no other choice than moisturizing my dry curly hair .So I have been on a quest to find the right products and thought I will give it try .

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So,I ripped open this cute little packet and tried using it .AND HERE IS THE REVIEW :

PACKAGING : It comes in a cardboard box with a plastic seal ,I would say the classic dove kind of packaging and inside is a glass bottle which looks like a perfume bottle . The cap is a spray on cap (typical perfume packaging). And the smell is amazinggg … Inside the bottle there are a few petals of hibiscus which makes it look even more adorable .

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PRICE :185/- INR.

CLAIMS :

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INGREDIENTS :

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MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT :As I have thick,long and dry hair I like to saturate my hair with oils be it any kind of oil .But the problem I had with this one is the bottle is so tiny and that i ended up using half of the oil .The other thing was problem with application ,I had to spray it 8-10 times to get the right amount of product to spread through one section of hair . Apart from that when I applied this oil my hair did not feel greasy (maybe because I have high hair porosity ) It was light and glided on like butter . I left it in my hair overnight and washed it off in the morning .It definitely enhanced shine and my hair smelled awesome even after hours of washing . I would say it fulfilled the claim of nourished shine . My hair being healthy I did not think it needed nourishment but it definitely made my hair look more healthier . It kept my hair moisturized till the next wash.

 

PRO’S :

-Light weight oil .(no oil on the pillow case 🙂 )

-Made my hair shiny .

-Made it look healthier .

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-Aromaaaaaa…

-Goodness of hibiscus and argan (my hair loves hibiscus)

CON’S :

-The spray method did not and will not work for me .EVER.

-More chemicals -I like my oils to be oil ..no silicones and parabens please .

-Used half the quantity for the 1st wash . Definitely should increase the quantity .

MY RATING 4/5.

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WOULD I RECOMMEND : YES, I would recommend it to all the girls who have lack lustre hair . I would have given it a 5/5 if it did not have the spray on cap (but it looks cute that way ).

Have you tried this product ? Do tell me about it in the comments below .

STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ONE :

XOXOX.

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BIOTIQUE BIO MUSK ROOT HAIR PACK REVIEW

Hello people of the internet ,

I have a huge addiction to hair care products and to be honest everyone knows that I would rather blow my money on hair product than anything else . My dearest friends gifted me this product as my friend knew I was eyeing this product from so long and could not get my hands on it because of the lack of availability . So I finally tried this out today and I am reviewing it today .
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PRICE :230/- INR .

USEAGE : I am just going to describe how i used it .I scooped 3 tbs from the tub and mixed it with 10 spoons of yogurt to add little protein to my hair (I needed that ).You can also add an egg to it .But I did add the egg because i hate the smell .

INGREDIENTS:BIOTIQUE

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MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT : It is a large tub with a carton type packaging .It has a white body with a deep green cap .The cap is screw on and does’t leak .The product is a blackish green color which resembles henna (a little darker than henna).It has a henna like smell . When I applied it onto the hair it made a mess all around .I hated that the application did not go well .It did not stick on to the hair like henna or amla .It was crumbly and grainy . I left it on for 45 minutes and washed it off with warm water . I did not apply a conditioner and just shampooed the roots .Surprisingly there was no left over residue .

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RESULTS :

-Loosened my curls (which i hated ) .If you have straight hair then you ll love the results .

-Made my hair soft and shiny …..definitely a  yay !!

-Made a mess while washing it off …. A NAY FOR THAT TOO .

-Otherwise if you have straight hair and you would love to add a little conditioning to your hair this is a product for you .

RATINGS : 3/5 (only if application was easier I would love the product )

RECOMMENDATION : YES, you should try it out if you want your hair to be a pinpoint straight ….but,if you are a curl lover like me then you will not like it (loosening curl pattern tendency )

THAT IS ALL FOR TODAY .

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT ONE ,

XOXOXO.

 

VEGETARIAN TURKEY RECIPE !!

Happy thanksgiving everyone ,

So the trend of becoming vegans and vegetarians is still going strong all around ,so I decided to post this long overdue post which involved a vegetarian turkey . Yup it’s not tofu (I know many people hate tofu ) . This dish is delicious and hearty and puts you to sleep right after eating it . The weather being quite cold all over this is the perfect recipe if you want to indulge in something (you don’t have to celebrate thanksgiving to make this dish).

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED :

  • 1 Large floret of cauliflower .
  • 400 grms paneer .
  • 2 tbs garam masala.
  • 400 grms hung curd (greek yogurt will do just fine )
  • 1 small spoon of tasting salt .
  • 1 tbs pepper powder.
  • 2 tbs of red chilli powder
  • salt according to taste.

 

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carving the vegetarian turkey

STEP 1: 

Wash the floret of cauliflower and boil it in water as whole for 10-12 minutes or till the cauliflower just softens a bit .

STEP 2: THE STUFFING :

Now take a bowl and mash  paneer into like mashing a cookie . Now add hung curd and 2 tbs of garam masala ,tasting salt ,pepper powder ,chillipowder,salt and make it into a smooth paste .

STEP 3:

Take the cauliflower out of the boiling water and rub in the smooth paste we just made onto the cauliflower and into the crevices and gaps of the cauliflower .(STUFF THE STUFFING ).

STEP 4:

Preheat the over at 240 degrees for 5 minutes and then on a baking sheet or silicone mat place the prepped cauliflower and bake at 300 degrees for 30-45 minutes . I like the charred taste of cauliflower so I leave it in for 45 mins to 60 mins . I have added a few pieces of bell peppers and carrots along with the mash prepared to stuff the cauliflower . It tasted yummy .

That is all to this recipe .

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Happy thanks giving

You get this delicious dish made in just 4 steps . How easy was that and it taste oh so awesome .

Try it and let me know how you liked it in the comments below .

STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ONE 

XOXOX

Best conditioner for winters !!(himalaya anti -hairfall hair cream review )

Hey all , 

As everyone I know ,knows that I have curly and unmanageable hair ,I try to keep the frizz at bay by using way many hair treatments . And winters bring a whole new problem ……lack of moisture and dry ends . I tried many conditioners but nothing helped . And the word silicone in many conditioners frightened me to death (I cannot afford anymore hair problems ) I was snooping around in the shampoo and conditioner section of the store and it suddenly hit me that himalaya is a herbal brand and I grabbed a cute looking tub that said hair cream .I searched for the ingredient list and guess what …NO SILICONES …YAY !!

I instantly grabbed it and put it in my basket .I have been using it eversince and here is the review .

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PRICE : 100 INR /-  for 175ml .

INGREDIENTS :methlyparaben sodium ,propylparaben sodium ,sodiumbenzoate ,methyl and propylparaben (comparitively lesser ingredient that loreal deep repair mask )

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS : BRINGRAJ ,AMLA.

USEAGE : Apply sufficient amount from root to tip . Massage gently on scalp using fingers to spread cream evenly .For best results use before and after wash .

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PACKAGING : It comes in a typical himalaya packaging <white body and a green cap > .It is in a tub packaging with white cream in it . The cap is a screw on type which is tight and does not encourage spilling of the product . The product is thick like mayo and texture is smooth and creamy .

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HOW I USED IT : I detangled my hair and dampened it with a water using a spray bottle (it helps the product spread easily ) and massaged in the cream from root to tip . The product lasted me 3 times ,it maybe more or less for others depending on length and thickness of hair .

MY TAKE ON IT : You have to buy it !!!!!! yes before i describe I’m just going to say “you have to buy it ” .

1.I tried it as an overnight mask on hair …it worked .

2.I tried it as a simple 20 minute mask before shampoo ….it worked .

3.I applied it after shampooing as a conditioner for 2-3 mins …..and it worked .

It worked to keep the frizz at bay and made my hair manageable and soft as cotton . It says on the pack that it can be used as a leave in ,but i wouldn’t go for it if you have straight hair as it will weigh your hair down .It does have conditioning properties but I do not know about the whole anti-hair fall claim as I do not suffer from any hair issues other than dry hair . So I am not the correct person to suggest you this product if you want to buy it for the hair fall claim . If you want a deep conditioner that isn’t overpriced and loaded with chemicals then you gotta try this out . It fits the budget and is effective for the conditioning purpose .

RATING : 5/5 .

WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN : HELL YEAH .I have found my miracle worker …there is no going back now .

 

Emami 7 oils in one {REVIEW}

HELLO GUYS , 

I am so behind on my blogging schedule .I been wanting to follow a regular posting schedule but i am unable to concentrate on multiple things …so that make me one unhappy blogger . So anyway ,I am done with my exams and stuff and I am sure that i will be keeping it true this time .

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I being a hair product junkie have collected quite a few products over the period of time and will be reviewing them for you guys . The only thing I take care of properly and follow a regimen is my mane .I love to try out new and upcoming products to keep my hair healthy . I have naturally thick and jet black curly hair and when there is an occasional shed that makes me cry like a baby .

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Now without further adieu I will review this hair oil for you guys . I asked my bestie to pick this product up and she did that .The main reason for picking this product was the smell …… ohhhhhh sooo awwweeeesssuuummm .

-PRODUCT CLAIMS: I loved the smell firstly . I am not going into much detail on product claims etc etc … because it says on the pack …..damage control .So obviously claim is that it controls damage .

-PRICE : 40/- INR .

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MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRODUCT : I used this product 2-3 times and I did not experience any major difference . I used it as an overnight treatment once and on the ends of my hair everyday for a week .It is a super light oil not like  coconut or olive oil we normally use .  I used it as an overnight treatment and to be honest i prefer my coconut with almond oil concoction . It did not do much to my hair thought it can be used as a dr oil to apply to the ends of the hair …when i applied it to the ends of my hair for a week or so ,it did not turn sticky or greasy which is a good thing . My hair looked healthy and shiny after a wash . But the biggest drawback is it contains mineral oil ,paraffin . As a pharmacy student Ihave seen closely the cons of this product .

PRO’S :

-Non sticky .

-Can be applied to the ends of hair on non wash days to keep hair moisturized .

-AHHHH …. “THE  SMELL ” .

CON’S :

-Ingredients like mineral oil and paraffin .

-Not an awesome product that i would go gaga over.

-More chemicals less natural oils .

RATING : 3/5 .

WILL I RE-PURCHASE? YES, for the smell and just to keep my hair moisturized through out the week . (like a dry oil )

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR HAIR TYPE ??

Hey guys,

Its been a very long time since I have written a post and i miss it so much .But i have gotten a bit lazy and have been neclecting things . But from today that is not the case .I want to get this post out as soon as possible so that girls like me can take better care of their hair after knowing their hair type.

One thing I have learnt lately is that you have to treat every head of hair differently .You cannot use a shampoo or conditioner meant for straight on curly hair and vice versa .(it does not work most of the time). I have big curly hair .I had my end less fights with frizz and all that jazz just because i had no idea what my hair type is and how to take care of it .
SO HERE IS AN USEFUL PIECE OF INFORMATION FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS STRUGGLING TO MAKE THEIR HAIR LOOK GORG:

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TYPE 1A:

This type of hair is known to be the thinnest and the finest straight hair . It is pin point straight and without a slightest kink .

recommendation : Use conditioners with slight moisturization which will not weigh your hair down . Use a dry shampoo instead of washing your hair daily .

TYPE 1B :

This type of hair is also pin straight without a wave and is fairly thick .

Recommendation :Use conditioners from the mid lenghts of your hair and let your hair air day to avoid frizz.

TYPE 1C:

I love this hair type .Mainly found on asian girls .It is the thickest hair without a wave . NO NEED OF A STRAIGHTNER ,,, but very hair to style .

Recommendations : Use a shampoo which will not dry out your hair and has a mild effect .

TYPE 2 : WAVY :

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TYPE 2A: It is a perfect combination between striaight and curly . It has a slightest wave without s pattern

RECOMMENDATIONS : MOST OF THE PRODUCTS SUIT THIS HAIR TYPE .

TYPE 2B :

It is a bit more wavier that 2a . It is fairly thick and managable .

RECOMMENDATIONS : USE A MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER .

TYPE 2C :

It is the kind of hair beyonce has . It is often confused with curly hair but it has a definite wave to it .

TYPE 3 : CURLY (MY TYPE )

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TYPE 3 A :

It is the curly hair with a definite s pattern .

recommendation : use sulphate and silicone free hair products .

TYPE 3 B :

It has the most beautiful curl definition which is corkscrew curls . I love this hair type .

RECOMMENDATION : use a deep conditioning treatment to moisturize your hair to make those curls pop .

TYPE 3C :

Most curliest hair type . It has little springy curls with a looooot of volume .

RECOMMENDATIONS : DONT EVER STRAIGHTEN IT ,

TYPE 4 : COILY  :

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TYPE 4 A,B,C : These are mainly found on african women .TYPE 4 A being coily to TYPE 4C being kinky . They have slightest curl definition and hard to detangle hair .

Reommendations : DETANGLE ONLY WITH A CONDITIONER OR USING A DETANGLER .

So tell me what is your hair type ?

Hope this article helped you to take better care of your hair .

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SEE YOU ‘LL IN THE NEXT ONE :

XOXOXO

10 USES OF COCONUT OIL IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE (HEALTH &CARE)

HEY,

I have seen a sudden hype among the youtubers raving about the uses of coconut oil .The uses of coconut oil are not new to INDIAN women . They are uses in cooking and even in skin and hair care . I am an avid user of coconut oil and just can’t do without it .It has a mild coconut smell and a lot less in calories that canola or other cooking oils .

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USE #1 :

EXCELLENT MOISTURIZER : when sleeping or when at home apply a small dime of coconut oil to your lips ,face and hands and legs to moisturize them to the max . Then you can take a hot bath to wash off the oil ,leaving your skin as soft as a baby’s bottom .

USE#2:

HAIR CARE : coconut oil does not promise hair growth or stimulation but it indirectly helps to maintain healthy hair and inturn hair growth . i.e , Coconut oil when applied to the hair shafts ,it reduces protein loss from the hair and promotes growth .

USE#3:

SUBSTITUTE FOR FATTY OILS :instead of sunflower oil or canola oil,use of coconut oil proven to be beneficial for overall health .It also is less fatty .

USE #4:

MAKE UP CLEANSER: You don’t have to shell out a lot of money on fancy cleansing waters and makeup removers .All you need is a cotton pad and some coconut oil and you can see the make up coming right off your face .

USE#5 :

OIL PULLING :I do not know how many have heard of it before but oil pulling with coconut oil will get rid of the bad mouth odour and will make your teeth stronger and whiter . (Now who doen’t want white teeth )

USE #6:

OIL CLEANSE : Have a lot of black heads ? Then do this , mix coconut oil with some essential oil of your choice (ex: tea tree oil ) and massage the oil into your skin in circular motions ,mainly around nose and chin areas .Now dampen a towel with warm water and clean your face . It’ll get rid of the pollution from your pores .

USE#7:

IN SALADS: I know the absolute fav in salads is olive oil .But try substituting it with coconut oil to jazz up that boring lettuce salad .

USE #8 :

ROUGH ELBOWS AND KNEES: Massage coconut oil onto your elbows and knees and see the difference for yourself.

USE # 9 : 

HOT OIL MASSAGE : Heat coconut oil in a microwave or on the stove top (just to make it a little warm to activate the blood circulation of your scalp )and massage your scalp for 10 -15 mins . It will help to moisturize itchy scalp,to get rid of dandruff and will promote hair growth .

USE#10 :

CONDITIONER : If you have frizzy hair and do not want to use silicone loaded conditioner on your hair then GO NATURAL .After washing your hair with your fav shampoo ,rub in some coconut oil to the lengths and tips of your hair and leave it on for 2-3 mins and wash it of with water . It’ll add shine and will give you healthy frizz free ,silicone free hair .

Use coconut oil ,it is cheap and has many other benefits too.

Have a happy hump day .

xoxoxo