Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Perfectly cleansed skin with Biotique Honey Cream Body Wash

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By Tarry                                                                                

Hi my lovelies, 

I am sure you all are enjoying winters in a big and better way.  

I have really enjoyed winters. Now before anyone decides to quip about the weather, a bit about me. I love all weather, be it summers or winters. And the reason.... quipping won't change it... so just go with the flow.

You know my love for Biotique. I have already reviewed their body lotion which I absolutely love. And today I am reviewing another awesome #winteressential from the brand, which I love too.

Presenting my deets on  

Biotique Bio Honey Cream Rejuvenating Body wash

INR 180


It is easily available in stores and even online. Kudos to the company for their distribution.

On the outside
The body wash comes in the standard biotique round bottle with a green screw cap and a stopper. The bottle is travel friendly and cute. But it becomes a little difficult to dispense the body wash since it is quite thick. None the less, nice packaging.

On the inside
The body wash is a white thick liquid which smells ah-mazing. It lathers up well and leaves the skin feeling nice and smooth. The fragrance isn't too intimidating and goes off once you are out of the shower. Regular usage of this body wash makes your skin soft and smooth and improves the tone. Overall, I can say that this is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your skin in winters for some extra love .

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Awesome skin & hair with Junaili Apricot Oil

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By Tarry


So how was your new year beginning? Mine was amazing as I decided to let go of a few things in life, and although it was a little painful, I am feeling much lighter…

Anyways, this is the first post for 2017 so let’s start with a smile :-)
Amongst the many resolutions I made for 2017, one is try to use more natural, chemical free or low chemical products. This is not just an attempt to make my life better, but even the environment. Maybe the earth with smile a little more with my small efforts.
Recently, I landed upon this brand called Junaili. It is based in a small town called Rautakhet in Nainital, up in the beautiful Kumaon Hills. I have already reviewed their awesome Apricot scrub which has absolutely no chemicals. Their products are made in small batches to ensure purity. Also, the bottle labels to have a story. They are handwritten, improvised on photoshop.... Aren't these things inspiring enough to try?

While my review for the scrub came in quick, I wanted to see the long lasting results of the body oil through many uses. And now, when there is barely any oil left in my bottle, I am ready for review.

Presenting my deets on

INR 350 for 120 ml

Online through their FB page Junaili or the merchant website here 

On the Outside
The Junaili Apricot Oil comes in a dark brown plastic bottle with a screw open cap and a stopper. The bottle has the beautiful handwritten Junaili label, and since it is a dark colour bottle, it keeps the purity of the cold pressed oil intact. The plastic bottle ensures that it is easy to travel with. A very functional and beautiful packaging indeed.

On the Inside
The Junaili Apricot Oil is cold pressed apricot kernel oil, as pure as having the apricots themselves. It is a beautiful amber colour and smells woody. The oil is light and non-greasy and does not leave any colour or residue. I have found not just one, but several uses of it and in each use, it has excelled.

Here are my uses and my review –
Body Oil : As a body oil, this one is perfect for winters. After a warm shower, apply it on your body and trust me, you will not need any moisturizer or body butter anymore.
Face Serum Oil : My knowledge of aroma therapy came in handy here. I use a mix of apricot oil (carrier) and Geranium oil with rosemary oil. My combination skin has never felt better. I have combination skin with dry and oily patches and this serum works like magic. Dry patches look much better and there have been absolutely no breakouts since I started using this serum. Also, my acne marks have reduced drastically and so have the fine lines which started appearing.
Hair Finishing Serum : This has worked wonders all through the winters so far for my wavy, frizzy hair. I use two drops of this oil as a serum on damp hair, before blow drying them or using a hair dryer. And my hair looks much more manageable and shiny. You can also add it to your conditioner to make a deep conditioning mask.

With so many uses, isn’t my love for Junaili Apricot Oil obvious? For me, this is a relationship I am committed to all my life. No matter what happens, we aren’t breaking up anyway… ;-) I love this magical oil and with its price, I feel it should be there on everyone’s kitty, be it men or women. Do try it out for sure.

PEL Rating
I would love to rate it a 5 on 5. 

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Friday, 30 December 2016

#OOTD The Warmth of Lace, of Love ft. Fashion Subway

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By Tarry

“Fame doesn't fulfill you... 
It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary...."
- Marilyn Monroe

Hello my lovelies

YOHOO ! as I am writing this, I finally see some sun. GOD! this year the winters are really amazing... Cold and Damn foggy. 

This is my last post........ hey hey! now before you guys start thinking what's happening... people, this is my last post for the year 2016. 
After all, we are just a few hours away from a new year... Life turning a new leaf all over, some new hopes, some new happiness, some new goals... and loads of new memories. 

For me, 2016 was a mixed year. Some things were good, some bad. But on my blog front, I am really happy. We grew with each post, each like, each new follower. And this is something to celebrate for sure... Yes! A giveaway coming super soon. 

While you all must have planned your look for the New Year's eve party, many of us would be going out for special Brunch and lunches on January 1 too. After all, it's a Sunday and who wants to leave a chance to start the new year on a good note. So while a party calls for everything bling, a more mellowed down look works perfect for a Brunch or Lunch. I got a beautiful Lace dress from Fashion Subway, a fashion boutique based in Lucknow. Owned by young budding designer Srishti Bahl, Fashion Subway is a place where you can get dresses customized for yourself... be it the latest trends in western or Indian. This lace dress is also a beautiful creation. 

However, Lace is essentially a summer outfit. But then, who says you can't take summers to winter. So why don't wear that Lace Dress in winters too? All you need is a few add ons...  

Presenting my #NewYearDay look,

The Warmth of Lace, of Love 

Ft. Fashion Subway


Fashion Subway is indeed a wonderful place. You have a dress in mind, get it recreated here according to your body size, in your favourite colour. From Bell sleeves to cold shoulder to crop tops and layered dress, Fashion Subway does it all. Kudos to Srishti

A little about the dress. This is a basic white lace dress with some beige coloured shadows. The sleeveless dress has a nice elasticated waist with a thin golden belt, that fits beautifully on the waist and is perfect for women with a full or curvy figure. While in summers it is a complete outfit in itself, for winters I teamed this dress with a pair of black tights, a red muffler and a plaid jacket for that added warmth. For my feet, the red boots from Nell from Jabong were just the perfect way to add that extra warmth. 

Check out my look here. 

Now a bit about my makeup. Since my dress and the outfit was more neutral, I decided to go all dressy with makeup. So a glowy base where I mixed a highlighter with my foundation, shimmery eyes (chambor and Elf Winter Palette), winged eyeliner (Mac Fluidline Blacktrack) and red lips (MAC Russian Red). Left my hair open, and for earrings, these multi hoops from Ginger by Lifestyle were just perfect. 

Outfit : Fashion Subway 
Tights : Winter leggings from
Muffler : Random Street shopping
Plaid Jacket : Local Market 

Styling : Tarannum Manjul
Photography : Naeem Chishti

Location Courtsey : Fairfield by Marriott, Lucknow

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Friday, 23 December 2016

Polish your skin to a fabulous glow with Aroma Essentials Tamarind and Sugarcane Polish

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By Tarry                                                                                
Hello pretty people 
How's the week going? I feel like saying "Ho Ho Ho" today.... or maybe just "Hark the Herald angels sing".... 

Yes, you know it. Tis the season to be jolly. And also the season to look good and glowing. So the product I am reviewing today fits the bill perfectly. 

You know I love Aroma Essentials. I have reviewed so many products so far. And trust me, I like all of them. The likeness levels may be higher in case of some products, but it is there. This time, I am reviewing a product from this amazing brand which is indeed a must have for everyone. Whether you have dry skin or normal, dark or fair, you need this in your life. Now not talking much... 

Presenting my deets on  

Aroma Essentials Tamarind & Sugarcane Polish 

INR 650 for 100 gms  

Online through their FB page Aroma Essentials

On the Outside
The Aroma Essentials Tamarind and Sugarcane Polish comes in a cute plastic jar. It has a firm screw lid. The packaging has the signature Aroma Essentials label with all basic details on it. Even the label on the jar has all details. I would have loved some colourful labels but this is also fine. Overall it’s a nice and cute packaging and quite travel-friendly too.

On the Inside 
This one looks really awesome.... just like Imli ki Chutney. The amber brown coloured polish has fine cane sugar particles. You can feel these particles with your fingers. 
However, once on face, they don't feel too gritty at all. It smells really tangy and you may get tempted to eat it ;-) 
I use it on moist face and hands and have noticed that within a few seconds, the sugar melts alongwith the tamarind paste. There is a little lather (which is natural with tamarind, and I know since when you wash tamarind, you see some lather). After using this for around 5 to 6 minutes, washing the face with lukewarm water leaves the skin awesome. Infact, I have been using it whenever I want that extra glow on my skin and this has taken care of all the summer tan too. LOVE IT!!

BTW, here are some beauty benefits of Tamarind
Studies have proved that tamarind's alpha hydroxy acids help in removing pigmentation marks, dark spots as well as polishing your skin.  Vitamin A, C and anti-oxidants in this fruit aid in soothing inflammation and removing dark patches too. Applying tamarind juice is really beneficial in removing facial blemishes a great deal. Tamarind has power to whiten and brighten your skin tone and improving your skin's quality to make it velvety smooth and youthful as well.

This has to be my HG skin polish. YES! I love it so much.... and I feel that the Aroma Essentials Tamarind and Sugarcane Polish would be my favourite from the brand too. I just love it. The skin looks amazing once you use it. Clean, tan-free, glowing and super smooth... You feel like touching yourself more often... even in winters... I can keep buying it again and again and this is a must must must have...

PEL Rating 
Nothing less than 5 on 5. 

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#OWomaniya This woman paints the world of underprivileged kids with happy colours

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By Tarry

Hello my lovely people... 
Its that time of the month again when I am bringing to you my favourite section of the blog, OWomaniya

This is one section which has been giving me the most satisfaction ever since the day I started blogging. I get to know so many inspiring stories, meet so many inspiring women.... so much of positivism just in a few words. 

Here I am back again with my favourite column. And this time, I am introducing a woman, who has been adding new colours to the lives of underprivileged children with her venture, PAINT OUR WORLD  
Meet Dr Priya Virmani

Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a traveller, journeying through life with the aim of realising my best self. I wear the hats of a Political and Economic Analyst, a Social Entrepreneur and an International Speaker.

How did PAINT OUR WORLD happen? And how did the name come in?
The story of PAINT OUR WORLD began in a dilapidated building in the heart of Sonagachi – Kolkata’s notorious red light district. The children there had the saddest stories about absent childhoods because of which they were grappling with myriad behavioural difficulties. The workshops I began – which the children nicknamed ‘masti zones’ (or fun zones) – started, over time, to bring about a visible transformation in their lives. What I discovered was very simple. The children had begun feeling good about themselves and when you feel good about yourself, you see the world more positively and your interaction with the world around you changes and becomes more energetic and purposeful.
One of the girls in sonagachi who was being brought up by her Aunt and her abusive husband, in the process of completing her first painting came up to me and said "Priya Didi, before I met you I never believed there was any kindness in the world." I explained to her that what had happened to her was wrong and there are negative things happening in the world, but our world is our canvas and we can choose to 'paint our world' with happier, more empowering colours. That is where the phrase "PAINT OUR WORLD' was first used and it came to stay.

What does Paint our world aim to do? And how does it fulfill that?
Paint Our World (POW) works to emotionally empower undeserved children who have been through trauma - this includes child sexual abuse and becoming orphaned. What we don't realise is that in India, according to the Government figures (released by the Child and Women Ministry in 2007) we have 150 million abused girls and 73 million abused boys. This equates to more than the combined populations of the UK, France and Germany. To achieve the dream of an India that is a lodestar of progress and meaningful development, these children can't be left out of the 'growth' story.
At POW, we provide child sensitised, psychologically verified activity therapies (story-telling, dance and movement therapy, music, skits, and art among others) that make a meaningful intervention and help the children to process and heal from the trauma they have been through.

How has been your journey so far?
The journey so far has been magical despite being replete with challenges. Working with the children and seeing how beautifully they have transformed from scarred childhoods to happy little individuals has been the most life affirming and humbling experience.

What has been the happiest and most memorable moment in your journey of PAINT OUR WORLD so far?
With the children there are happy and unforgettable moments during every interaction. But here's sharing one: One New Year's day I was meant to spend the day with the POW children but I couldn't make it as I had fever. When I visited them after a day one of the little girls asking me how I am feeling said, "I knew you would be well soon because I love you and I prayed so much like this for you", and she shut her eyes tight and folded her hands to show me how she prayed for me. And the other children surrounded her to say, "Priya Didi, we all were praying like this for you." That memory makes my heart smile each time it comes to mind. As do all the memories of the children learning, having fun and growing wonderfully into confident little beings.

Did you ever face any challenges in this journey? How did you manage to overcome them?
I had been living in the UK for 15 years when I registered Paint Our World as a charity in India and returned from London to set it up and oversee it. I did face resistance from society in ways that were subtle and crude, in ways that were sometimes overt and at other times covert. Unfortunately, our society - the entire spectrum of it - from the highest echelons to the lowest, remains very rooted in gender biases. I commonly faced and continue to encounter condescending comments from people such as "what are you doing working in the social sector and at the grassroots level? You should be married and not doing such work." People have gone to the extent to say that "you should marry a nice boy and be home".
These comments can be very dispiriting but I have learnt to take them as an opportunity to be a game changer, to play my little part in affecting in shift in the current mindset. When more and more women start venturing out on the strength of their own identities and convictions, then women charting their own paths will become the norm and not the exception. It is a gradual process and it will take time. But every step counts. On a personal level, I understand that these comments come from a particular conditioning and hence I'm better able to take them in my stride. Married with the larger picture of why I have chosen to do what I am doing, I can't let such comments and attitudes derail me, rather I let them fortify me to continue doing the work of making a positive difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children in our society.


You are a really inspiring woman Priya. At your age, when women are trying to find meaning beyond simple things in life, you have found it. And each day, your deeds are painting the world in better colours. All the best for your venture. 

Do share your comments and views below. Your comments really make us feel so happy :-)  Also, if you are a blogger, leave your blog links and we will surely form a mutual connect. Stay blessed …