Marhaba my birdies,
How’s the weekend coming along? Well I am coming up with one more adventurous blog which I had done last year. As this was a surprise planned by my partner, he just told me to wear something sporty as we are going for adventure. As always, the “little me” got super excited which made me to stay awake whole night. To reach on their given time, we started from home at 3.00 in morning as we had to reach destination point by 3. 45 Am. They are quite strict with their timing and hardly wait for anyone. We reached there and drum rolls please, I jumped with curiosity when got to know that we are doing Hot Air Balloon ride. Controlling my excitement level, we further entered mini bus where they gave us the pass to board the flight.
It was 5:00 Am and we reached the place where they gave us brief about the ride with do’s and don’ts. The most mesmerizing scene was to witness, the way they fill hot air balloon.
There is a particular temperature in the atmosphere in which these hot air balloons takes off and within 5 mins you are in the air 😀 :D.
We literally had to run and climb the basket which was fun. As we were gradually going up the beauty and sunrise was captivating.
If anyone likes the raw beauty will relish this ride as you can enjoy endless dessert dunes with different species.
We were 4000ft. high and the scene were eye-catching. The dessert gave illusion as water during sunrise which was amazing and in addition to this the cool breeze made the mood.
We were soon about to land, and the instructor had made it more adventurous by making the basket fall in the sand. We took some pics in the dessert, had some breakfast and left the place in an hour. All over it was a delightful experience. I hope you enjoyed the ride with me and will be back soon with another post, till then take care birdies.
I hope you all are doing great. Recently, I had been to one of the hidden secrets of UAE know as “wadi Al Helo” for hiking and there is no better way to experience the wild beauty of the emirate than on foot. We were bunch of people for this adventurous hiking tour plus we also had two guides with us all the time showing the way and helping us throughout the trek. Before going ahead with my experience let me introduce this place to you all.
Wadi al Helo (‘sweet valley’ in Arabic) is home to an important archaeological site and a restored Islamic watchtower. Nestling in the Hajar mountains, between Kalba and Sharjah, Wadi Al Helo is touted as the Grand Canyon of the UAE, due to its rugged natural beauty. It has been declared a protected area, due to its bountiful birds, reptiles, rodents and freshwater fish. This place is 1 hr away from Dubai and recommended to opt for guide if you are new in town or for hiking. Also this place is more beautiful during rains and popular for full moon night view.
So are you all set for the hike? 😉 Let’s get started-
We reached the place at 10:00 Am where we meet our handsome guides. We have been given the list of things to carry with us during hiking which includes comfortable cloths, sport shoes, sunglasses, water bottle, snacks, sunblock lotion and cap and we were all set with our stuff. They gave us the brief of area, hiking tour and track.
We started our trek with the 1st mountain which was smaller and less steep than another one. When I looked at it, I thought it was easy and I can do it but as we started oh my gosh, it made me realized that its not going to be that easy. Some how I reached half of the way and my heart started pounding so fast which made me feel that it would soon jump out of my mouth. I took a break of 10 mins and then I continued again and some how managed to reach at the top. If you are lover of raw beauty like me then you surely will be amazed by the stunning view which I loved watching from top of the mountain. The View was just marvellous. Likewise, we started our hike for 2nd mountain.
2nd mountain was bit easy than first, to climb but while getting down it was too sharp as there were higher chances of slipping down due to wobbly sand and stone. We all were very careful while getting down plus helping each other to get down safe. Though few of them fell down and got hurt but again its an hike and we need to be more alert managing ourself. Every time the view was fabulous and different from another. I was damn mesmerised with the view. My heart was so overwhelmed that I kept on clicking the picture as I just wanted to cover each bit of the view in my little cam. We took a lunch break for half an hour which was arranged by them and then we resumed our tour for 3rd mountain. Out of 7 we just covered 3 mountains as it was getting difficult for everyone to hike and also thanks to the sun for making trek bit difficult with its harsh rays.
As we were moving ahead towards our 3rd mountain hike we enjoyed few archeologically site like watch tower, well, fort etc. The last hike was too difficult as it was too steep to climb because of narrow paths. Somehow, we all made it and reached at the top. Oh my gosh I swear to god I went crazy with the view. It was superbly spectacular. Beautiful mountains, paths, farms simply incredible. As all say, “If you want to enjoy the view, be at that top and look behind to see how far you have come.” We all were there for 30 mins, chit- chatting and enjoying the view. We started getting down and again it was little tricky ‘coz of sheer slopes. We all were so happy that we made it through these 3 big mountains as every mountain was difficult and tricky from one another.
We gathered at our assembly point had few fruits and water and then left for our place. Before leaving we, all shared our hiking experiences with each other and their best moment. In this entire trip, I was just thinking about how I managed my self to get through all of these mountains.
If seen otherwise it also teaches us the lesson that, we have to manage ourself in such a way that we should be capable of overcoming all kinds of obstacles which are thrown in front of us, getting through it, looking up at our goals and pushing ourself hard to reach there. And once we reach there all we get is gorgeous and stunning view which pays-off all our hard work.
I hope you enjoyed this beautiful journey of trekking with me. For videos do check my Instagram account. Love you all, see you soon in my next post till then take care my birdies.
Hey My Birdies…
Hope you all are doing great… I am back with another random post… This time I am sharing my adventure experience with you all. I hope all have seen movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara” and all must have got fascinated by skydive, scuba diving and tamatino festival. Well I was highly impressed by skydiving and it came in my to do list. When I was working in my prev. company which was located on 30th floor (name cant be disclosed) I used to see few bunch of people flying in the sky and landing which really used to excite me and then latter I came to know by one of my colleague that they are sky diving so my to do list thing became my priority. I started convincing my family for this sport but they were so scared that they didn’t allow me. Now it’s been 18 months.
Yes, the day came my birdies. I was turning 30 this may and wanted it to welcome with my open hearts. So, I grabbed the opportunity and gifted this sport to myself on this day. I have booked tandem skydive in which you have to jump with the instructor and videographer who would be capturing your entire movement from the time you jump from the plane till you land. Also, I found Dubai skydive to be the safest place to do if you are scared of height like me as they are very keen with their safety precaution.
I was damn nervous on the day of my jump plus I could feel butterflies in my stomach dancing inside it; felt like my inner child is getting supper active and excited.. I met my instructor and videographer and gosh they were damn handsome. I was interviewed thrice by my videographer- 1st before the time of boarding plane, 2nd just before jump i.e. inside the plane and 3rd after landing. My instructor gave me brief about the skydive and then we boarded plane after 15 min as he checked all my accessories and life jacket. I was about to jump and gosh my heartbeat started beating harder; I literally could sense my heartbeat. I was standing at the plane door keeping my neck up and my instructor said jump…
Yipeeee… I jumped and woohhooooo… what an experience. My heart was literally in my mouth. It took me 30 sec to come back in my senses. I was floating in the sky like bird… Felt the essence of wind touching my skin, senses, face and could breathe the fragrance of the wind… I screamed with joy like a small baby who screams after seeing their fav ice-cream or toy. I didn’t want to land just wanted to float in sky for few more mins. It was such an adventurous, thrilling and awesome experience. This sport has given me lifetime memories to cherish. Latter my instructor opened 2nd parashut which turned in to paragliding and we were there in sky for 10 mins. As I have opted for palm package I was mesmerized to see Marina, worldmap, palm view from above. The view was enthralling and then finally we landed safely. I got my Skydive CD after 45 mins and then we left but meanwhile I enjoyed watching other people doing skydive.
It’s the safest skydive in Dubai and I would recommend everyone to go for it even if you are scared from height like me. You would enjoy it thoroughly mark my words. Also, please note before registering to tandem skydive make sure you go through their FAQs s as they are strict with their rules. I have added my Skydive video on YouTube, do enjoy it watching (link on my website).
Thankyou my team 🙂
Hey My Birdies…
Let’s start with my last day of trip to Golden Ring City tour- Vladimir and Suzdal
I still can’t get over this trip… Last day of my trip… This trip was planned by my partner. As I told in my previous post that we have researched a lot and with that have opted to visit these places and no doubt it was the correct choice… As usual we had started our day from our hotel by 8:00 sharp in morning to avoid well known Moscow traffic. We have booked this trip from Dubai itself and luckily, we were the only passenger for that trip. In short, it became our private trip… Our Guide Mr. Oleg was awesome person and I will surely share his detail below… May be this blog will fall short of words for his appreciation; he was outstanding and very friendly.
Let’s start our trip to Moscow countryside- Vladimir
We started our journey with Vladimir as it was 2 hours’ drive from our destination. The climate was rosy chilled and very pleasant. Soft and shiny sun-rays were pleasing my skin. I enjoyed the ride to Vladimir as country side is very awesome, so much of greenery such a pleasing beauty for eyes. The best part is you will see lots of berry tree and apple tree on the way with lot of Dacha (A farm-house). The trip became more interesting with our guide as I told he was very friendly plus we had lot of interaction with him topics related with Russia including how they live their life, how they celebrate, what are their festivals etc. Trip become more memorable when you get a good company and also, he was so kind that wherever I used to tell him to stop for photography he used too and even he took ample of pics of ours during entire trip.
We were very accurate as per itinerary set for us. We visited golden gates, Assumption Cathedral, Public park which was near to Assumption Cathedral, St. Demetrius’ Cathedral and, they have taken us to the Museum located besides Golden Gates. Our guide has hired a local guide named Ms. Natalia who explained us everything properly about history and place which was quite interesting. After she left, Assumption Cathedral was again explained by our guide Mr. Oleg very nicely. He really explained us each painting on wall, reason behind it, very interesting.
After our tour we headed for our lunch and I must tell being vegetarian this was best meal I ever had in any foreign country so far. He really respected our choice and prepared food accordingly. I didn’t see that he compromised on our food, trip or answering our any questions.
Suzdal– Yeah… The most beautiful I came across.
After a sumptuous lunch in Vladimir, we headed our trip to Suzdal which was approx.1 hour from Vladimir. There also he hired local guide for us named Ms. Natalia. She was so sweet and kind. The beauty of place stole my heart, I kept on murmuring this song “Yeh Mausum ka Jaddu hai Mithwa”, in such a romantic climate. I really fell in love with this place. Beautiful windows and door decorated outside house, trees both the side of road, cozy climate and beautiful people. I was more interested in photos as I wanted to capture each beautiful angle of that place through my lenses as at last what stay with us is these pictures as memories. We visited Suzdal Kremlin, which was a fortress and a residence of Russian Prince and Museum of Wooden Architecture, which is a recreated Russian village with farm houses, churches, well and wind mills. If you visit this place don’t forget to try their special drink named “honey mead”, which you can find only there. It tasted awesome. Also, Moscow is famous for Vodka, so you can taste different flavors of it, the most popular “premium” Russian vodka in Moscow.
After a wonderful visit we left for Moscow as it was 2 hours’ drive. We have just listened about Moscow traffic, but we have witnessed it too. We were badly stuck in traffic for 4 hours and reached hotel by 12:45 in night which was terrific. Now I have to say that I witnessed everything. I really liked this Russian people… they are so kind, warm-hearted and helpful, the only problem is communication but even they will go out of their way to explain you or guide you through their gestures/ body language.
Such a memorable trip of the year; meeting new people, places and having awesome experiences. There are many small small memories which are not covered here but they will always stay in my heart forever. If you want a memorable trip I would strongly recommend him and with this I sign off from here. Thank you all for joining me in this journey. Hope will be very soon with other travel post. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care…
Listed below is our itinerary and contact details of our guide-
08:00 – Departure from your hotel or meeting point to Vladimir by car.
12:00 – Sightseeing tour of Vladimir including Golden Gates and Assumption cathedral
13:00 – Lunch in Vladimir (included in the cost). Let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian or require any other diet.
15:00 – Tour of Suzdal Kremlin, which was a fortress and a residence of Russian Prince and Wooden art museum, which is a recreated Russian village with farm houses, churches, well and wind mills.
17:00 – Departure to Moscow.
21:00-23:00 – Arrival to Moscow.
Mr. Oleg Alexandrov.
Inbound Tour Operator (Moscow, Russia)
+7-916-586-0804 (24 hour phone, English)
(you can also find him and his details on tripadvisor)
Hey My Birdies…
Let’s start with our second day trip to Golden Ring City tour- Sergiev Posad.
We started our day early in morning as there is a traffic issue in Moscow. So our guide was punctual enough and we left hotel by 8.00 Am. Before we start let me give you small info about Golden Ring. The ‘classical’ route starts from Moscow, goes through Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Velikiy, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Sergiev Posad. All cities and towns are located relatively close to each other at countryside of Moscow, the ‘Golden Ring’ forms a ring, so from one place you can reach to another and make a circle until you get back to the one you started with. Our Itinerary was planned in this way- Visiting Matryoshka Doll Museum and then Sergiev Posad which is 2-hour drive to the UNESCO- listed monastery and for evening I have personally planned a Moscow boat ride. This was again a fun filled day with awesome experiences. We have also covered certain monuments through our vehicle, here are the glimpse of few..
Let us start with Matryoshka Doll Museum-
Our guide has explained very beautifully about history of these dolls and how children used to play with these dolls and now it has become tradition in Moscow. It is a small wooden doll, in a cylindrical shape, painted to resemble a peasant woman in a traditional sarafan dress holding a rooster. These dolls are made in set of 5, 7, 15, 25 and each doll opens to reveal a smaller doll, which opens in turn to reveal yet another doll, and so on. Each doll is decorated with brightly colored clothing and bears a small smile, pink cheeks, blonde hair, and a headscarf, of course with few glitters on it.
When I heard about making of this doll I wished to make one for me and guess what our guide has planned a workshop for us where we have painted our own dolls. Well from making of this doll from wood to painting it, was an awesome experience. We had purchased certain souvenirs from museum and yes, we have taken this painted doll with us as a gift of remembrance from our guide. We further traveled to our next place followed with lunch and being a veggie, I had to survive on bread and butter but lucky enough to have that.
It is one of the oldest cities on the Golden Ring and a spiritual centre of Russia. It is home to the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra (also known as the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius) which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our guide has hired one local guide and she explained us about Monastery and every picture which was painted on wall. I must say it has a very beautiful and interesting history. One thing which I appreciated was whenever they have to mention “peter” they used to say “Peter the great” which is so good to listen and respectful.
After wandering through entire monastery, we have been given half hour time to roam around nearby area. There was a street close to Monastery with lot of shops in a line where you can shop souvenirs, handmade woollen shrugs, sweater, tops, dolls etc.. The breeze was getting cold with shiny sun on sky so in short it was a very rosy climate. All over the day was good and we left for our hotel which took us another 2 hours to reach.
Moscow Boat Ride-
We reached hotel by 5.00 in evening and as I wanted to do boat ride, I got freshen up within 5-7 minutes. With me few people from our tour joined and we took the help of receptionist, she arranged cab for us and as we wanted to catch Radisson Boat we left immediately but unfortunately till the time we reached their boat was full and didn’t get any ticket to be on board. But as I have surfed a lot about it I didn’t wanted to give up on my plan and hence we all went to another boat depo which was another 20-min walk. Yes, we walked and found a local boat, so after negotiation with lady we purchased a ticket and we all boarded the boat. It was a complete new experience for us as we were seating with locals. It was a 3-hour trip and it started with juices but guess what here also we struggled with food. We did carry some snacks with us on which we survived in chilling cold for 3 hours. Even the chef was very kind he gave us two bowls of freshly prepared salad each. It was a weekend, started with live music and people were having fun with their families, partners, friends. I guess we were the only Asians in that boat. But as I said in my previous post that Russians have welcomed us open heartedly. They made us dance with them on their music feat. I saw a couple dancing completely lost in each other, in their own romantic way, kissing each other, holding each other… it was so romantic that it just lightened me up from inside. I always wanted to have this type of romantic dance with my partner and when I saw couple performing dance it was like I was living my dream with an open eye. The boat ride was awesome…
City looked more beautiful but more than city I was amazed with locals. We were back to our destination and, so we again took help of locals to understand the route for our hotel.
There I met a Lady “Larrisa” as she knew English and she made us understand the route to metro with help of her husband. I don’t know what connected between us, but she hugged me, she praised me for my eyes, features and skin tone. We had a nice chat about boat ride, their lifestyle, Moscow, and so on. She was little drunk, so she was not in a mood to leave me but thanks to her husband… 😉 Some people just leave there footprints on your heart within moments…
Metro Friend- After the boat ride we took metro and guess what I made a friend there, her name is Jane. The good part was she knew English and she helped us till our stop. We got connected so easily as if we knew each other since long. She shared with me about her goa trip and her profession and yes, still we are connected on social site. Its a blessing to meet such lovely people in different country.
The entire journey went so smooth, enjoyed so much, met so many people, made new friends and finally we reached to our hotel in night 12:30. Such a lovely day it was, still so fresh in my mind. I hope you all have feel my experience. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care…
Stay connected for last day of my Trip…
Hey My Birdies…
Hope you all are doing great… I am back with another travel post… Moscow (South Russia).
This time I am super-duper excited to share all my experience which I have come across during my trip. It’s very important to be a traveller than a tourist when you visit any new destination and yes, I always like to do that. This is my 3rd trip to another country. I have taken a 4 day and 3-night package from a travel agent and modified trip as per my requirement. So, my dear angels let’s start with our trip to Moscow.
Day 1- Moscow- Here We Come
After a long 6 hours flight, finally we have reached to destination Moscow around 9 Am in morning at Domodedovo International Airport. We had a stay in Hilton Garden Inn Moscow Krasnoselskaya and were supposed to get room by 2.00 in noon, so we had a Moscow city tour planned straight after our arrival to Moscow. I know it sounds hectic but when a small kid inside you is excited to explore new places then who cares. So, I quickly got ready and headed to our planned city tour…
Well frankly speaking I hate city tour they show you major places in vehicle itself where you can’t take pictures properly and its very hasty. But the positive side is that you are made aware of the city with this quick tour and it’s easy to relate places you have planned to visit latter on. Our guide has given us brief intro about Russia and specially about Moscow and the tradition/ Culture they follow. Well you will be shocking to know that there are 600 churches/ Cathedral in Moscow itself. Also, it has been called as golden ring city which is in a circle and all domes are in golden. And I really liked the way they say and show respect towards “Peter the great” and call themselves as “Moscovite”. Also, the thing you will notice in Moscow is that there are more working women who take care of their families.
While heading towards Red square we have covered few things itself seating in vehicle like old constructed building, Novodevichy Convent, Monument to Marshal Zhukov, Karl Marx Monument, Solovetskiy Stone, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Gum mall followed with Red Square which is a major attraction. Red square was closed due to certain events taking place as school children were celebrating their new year. Unfortunately, we had to cover Red square from outside only.
We had visited Gum mall which is close by to Red square and there we had an ice-cream which is famous and best seller for 50 Rubels. It’s a Nice break after a tiring walk. We had lots of photo-shoot near with people and places, this is how we collect memories and cherish it. After a 1 hour walk at Red square we headed to our hotel.
In evening we had to visit Old Arbat street that too by metro as I have surfed a lot about it and most people have reviewed to travel from metro to have a good experience and it is one of the oldest built metro station. Well the only difficulty we found was in language as most of them don’t know English. But I must say this people were so helpful toward us and guiding us through gesture/ body language. Also, I am thankful to Receptionist of our hotel she has guided us the route very well.
The fun of exploring new place is always by walking, so we did the same. We walked from our hotel to metro station to our destination heading towards Old Arbat street. There was guy we meet him at metro station who has helped us and took us till that street as he saw us struggling with the language. I clicked many pictures and videos while walking towards that street. People are terrific… there is open music played on street and people love to dance in their own way… What a cheerful crowd, vibrant and energetic atmosphere…in-short you start feeling that you are part of them… Couples holding hand, boys carrying their ladylove on their shoulder, in their arms and it was so happening… The entire street was busy with guitarist, magic show, dancers, singers, painters, etc. You feel so good to see them enjoying things in their way and in their own style. As we were carving for food specially veg food, we encountered a hotel and they have prepared delicious food for us.
My entire day was so memorable made by this people… It’s a stated fact that sometime more than a place, people make a difference and add more moments to your memories. I felt like they have opened their arms to welcome us and were so excited to see Asians in their city… I do remember when we were heading back to our hotel after tiring day, there were few people walking on street and greeting us with smile saying “namaste”. I guess this moments are more memorable than places. I really loved this Moscow whites, so kind, warm hearten and nice people.
I hope you enjoyed my day 1 journey. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care…
Stay connected for day 2…
Hey my Angels
I hope you all are doing well. Finally here comes my last day of the Trip to Azerbaijan-
Today is the most exciting trip I am gonna share with you all. We choose this place to relive nature ,to cherish nature and to embrace nature. We should always make last day of our trip remarkable and memorable, so we have planned for Mud volcano, near Gobustan. When we heard about this place on 2nd day of our trip my mind was stuck at moment imaging how it will look. So that moment itself we decided to visit this place no matter what.
Let’s start our trip-
We have checked out from our hotel in morning itself so that we could spend more time at Mud Volcano and from there we can directly go to the airport. As the place was approximately a couples of hour drive from our hotel. We have booked a four wheel drive vehicle for that place. As we were heading towards our destination we were amazed seeing oil pump factories and drilling machine all across the town. I mean they have so much of crude oil that where ever you start digging on that land you will get oil only, seriously.
When we have entered the starting point of our destination we noticed huge cracks in the land so we asked our guide and he informed us that it was due to earthquake.Thrilled! I have just heard that due to high rector earthquake there can be crack on land or few portion of land get absorbed in earth but let me tell you hearing is far away from what actually you see and feel, it’s terrific!. After watching that I really got scared whether it is okay to move ahead or not.
Finally we reached our destination and it was hard for my eyes to believe so many Mud volcanoes and the bubble sounds was rhythm to my ears. Oh my god, there were 250+ mud volcano (both small and big). All the mud volcano were live and mud was flowing out of it. We went to medium sized mud volcano to take a glance of it. when we reached on the top of volcano we could see mud bubble coming out which was tempting me because after watching that i really wanted to have chocolate. That sound was making me crazy so i dared to touch the mud and you won’t believe it was cold. Nature is really amazing. After reaching half of the way we observed some black oil on the land and at that movement itself our guide informed us that it’s a crude oil land. After hearing those word who can stop us to enhance the nature. We stepped on the land and you won’t believe it was too soft to walk on it. After seeing our excitement finally our guide warned us to stop and to come back as he was scared because there were possibility we could have gone inside it. So we stood at comfortable place where there was less danger and has enjoyed alot touching the raw crude oil. We didn’t knew being in nature can turn us into kids. I mean you all just imagine raw crude oil in front of your eyes,Just Wow. It was so thick and greasy that it became difficult to remove from our hand. We spent there 30 minutes and then moved to our actual destination for which I was really going nuts imagining how it will look.
Our guide informed us that due to different types of gases present in land, the mud volcano took place. If we apply this volcano for 20 minutes on scars, face, joints it will heal them. I brought that fresh mud in bottle but still i never dared to use it on my face. Whatever it may be, i enjoyed this place from the core. After being there for 1:30 hour finally we left for our airport. Though they have not included this destination in tourist spot but we have insisted our guide a lot for this trip and thanks to god that he agreed otherwise we would have missed the most beautiful thing of nature. As this land is full of natural resources like crude oil, varieties of gases, mud volcano and warrior’s history it’s a must visiting destination. I guess this will be the best day of our trip to be cherished ever and ever…
I hope you all enjoyed with me on this trip to Azerbaijan. Will take a leave now and will come back with some other exciting and informative post. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care…
I am back to share my second last Day of our beautiful journey to Azerbaijan-
Shahdag- We started early in the morning around 8:30 as it was 3:15 hour journey. We have booked a private car. This was one of the best day of our entire trip. No more walking, more of relaxing, sports, scenery and fun. In the last three days, we were more indulged in exploring the city by walking, so we opted for a place which is beautiful as well as little soothing for us. Shahdag Mountains as name states place with mountains all over. This place is at the top of Azerbaijan and famous to visit in snow season for ice skating as it is the largest Ski resort in Azerbaijan. Before reaching Shahdaq we had been to small village to visit old famous mosque (advised to skip as lots to do more in Shadaq resort) and we hardly spent there 30 mins. As soon as we were getting closer to shahdag the temperature started dropping down. On each side of the road they have planted apple trees and greenery everywhere. Finally, we reached Shahdag around 2.00 p.m. enjoying hills and beautiful sceneries. The climate of shahdaq has supported us to enjoy the rides up to most. We had enjoyed chairlift, treasure park, Segway, bike and lots of photos. Suddenly at 4:00 p.m. temperature dropped and it was too cold, foggy and rainy to survive. This particulate change in climate helped us in relishing our trip. As it was getting too cold to survive we left the place at 5:00 p.m. before it gets foggier and confuse driver.
*Back to Baku- 8:00pm*
Little Venice- In evening we told our cab driver to drop us at “Little Venice” in Baku Boulevard. Baku Boulevard is a long park facing sea side. They have built a hotel surrounded with water giving a glimpse of Venice. We had a boat ride around the hotel. It was a nice ride. Thereafter, we had been to Maiden Tower which was opposite of “Little Venice” but it was closed so we were unable to explore it from inside.
As it was out last night in Baku we went back to our most loved Nizami Street to have dinner and to complete our shopping. We enjoyed our entire day as it was fruitful.
“A Day to Remember”….
Journey with us for the last Day of the Trip. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care…
Day 5 to be continued…
Hey my Angels
How are you all… So today I will be sharing my Day 3 Journey-
Gobustan Museum- We started early in the morning as it takes 2 hours to reach this place. It’s a wonderful place and a must visit place. Full of rocks, rock carvings and architecture. First we had been to museum where our guide has arranged an English attendant for us. She has explained us about the museum, their architecture, animal hunting and stone (gems) discovery, how they use to live their life, how they started drawing images of men, women, bull, goat etc. Their alphabets, pronunciation of words like for Kebab they will pronounce chebab and more.They also had few games in the museum which has stolen our time :). Thereafter we followed english attendants and she took us to Gobustan Rocks.
Gobustan Rock- We were not having any idea which place she was taking us and how it will be. But if someone is nature crazy then definitely this place will make you say “Oh la la”. Just reaching that place we were going crazy watching rock all over, cool breeze and what a scenic view. It just stole my heart. Then we started following her and she kept us explaining how they use to play music, how they might have done rock carvings, wishing hole to make a wish, etc. in short it was fun to know more about this things. On each and every single rock there were some carvings made by these people. It was amazing to watch and to specially for photoholic people like me for photo clicks ;). We have almost spent 2.30 hours taking selfies, exploring rock carvings and enjoying the cold breeze.
*Back to Baku*
Heydar Aliyev Center– This is in-short a museum based on their most loved president who has devoted his entire life for Azerbaijani people. They displayed in museum the car he used to drive in his presidentship tenure, dress he used to wear, small monuments of the places to see in Azerbaijan, Video displaying the treasury of Azerbaijan’s, their traditional dresses, different type of instruments, video of their traditional dance- which is actually fun to watch, their most famous carpets anyways Azerbaijan’s are famous for carpet and pottery, etc. Also they have a separate room where they have full video of their most loved president since childhood till his death. It is 40 min video but nice to watch. We spent 1.30 hours in the museum only thing i didn’t like about it was they wasted lot of space inside the museum. When we came out we saw at least 7-8 bride came for the photo shoot. They all were looking glamourous. The way this ladies decked up was not less than any hollywood heroine. My eyes were just looking at them wondering how beautiful god has created this ladies. We wished them, blessed them and moved on for our next target.
Mall 28- In night we had been to famous Mall in Baku named “mall 28”. We preferred to walk as it was 1.3 km one way from our hotel exploring roads, park and fountains . As I had been to malls in Dubai we did not found it that great. I mean, I felt that place is an isolated one. We were little disappointed by entering the mall and also it was getting difficult for us to explain people even if we required a cup of coffee (language barrier :(, they hardly know english). We hardly stayed there for 1 hour that too, one group was playing live traditional music which was treat to our ears. I have uploaded the video.
Ferry Ride- In evening, we had been to ferry ride where entire Baku was visible. Dazzling light, sea waves, Cold breeze were just kept on adding to our memories. It was a wonderful experience. It was 1 hour ride where they take you at a spot where entire city is visible. On rooftop of Boat (it is reserved for locals) locals were dancing on their traditional song, it was nice to see them dance. Here our trip was ended with our guide and we headed to hotel. Rest of our fellows went to explore Azerbaijan local food with our guide but we opted to explore mall and nearby places. Again for us food was an major issue as it was very difficult to get Veg food except 2 restaurant which I mentioned earlier.
I hope you found this blog interesting. Follow us for more update about Day 4- Shahdag Trip. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care…
Day 4 to be continued…
Hi my Angels
WISH you all are doing fine and hope that you all might have gone through my BAKU- DAY-1 post. I hope you all liked it. Let’s continue our journey Day 2–
Today, this entire day was dedicated to Flames/Fire. Places we visited today had all one thing in common “FLAMES”. Here local people says “This place have witnessed many attacks and soldiers have dedicated their bloods to this place. So they represent their place as fire/flames” and can see symbol of flames on many places.They have also constructed the tallest LED Screened building named as “Flame towers”. Let’s Start our Journey…
We have visited Fire temple which was built by Hindu and Zoroastrian for their place to worship, heading towards pilgrimages. We were amazed to see that they have established Lord Ganesha and Shiva in the temple with Sanskrit shloka written on the wall. They have constructed a small temple with a dome on top to do yagya. During those time, they never used anything to lighten up the fire. Fire was eternal. Locals say there were some type of gases present in the atmosphere which keeps fire burning unceasingly. This temple is all about natural fire, how they purified their soul with fire, how they became aware of oil and then how this temple was attacked by the Russians.
After Fire temple we headed towards Fire Mountain Yanar Dag (please avoid google images). As the name say, this mountain is famous for eternal fire. This fire comes beneath the mountain due to some type of gases present in the soil, helps fire to continuously burn without extinguishing. Whatever be the season winter, snow, summer, rains, this fire mountain will keep burning. Followed by Wikipedia-Yanar Dag fires is the result of hydrocarbon gases emanating from below the earth’s surface. This is the open place (same like tabletop in Mahabaleshwar) with cool breeze. We were disappointed to see these place as google images were different than what we saw but at last selfies made our day. ;P
Back to Baku- After our lunch we headed to Baku old city, visiting- Martyrs’ Lane (formerly The Kirov Park), Mosque of the Martyrs’, Flame Tower (day look), Miniature Book museum, Vahid Monument, Baku national stadium(from outside), Double gates, and Baku National Flag. These all places were near to each other.
Flames tower (night look) – This tower is shaped in a flame way covered with LED screen. In night they play a beautiful LED lights on the tower showing the fire flame, designs and chess images. It is ideal to visit this place in night as it is more elegant and beautiful.
From the palace- Behind Flame Towers
Palace of the Shirvanshahs- In evening, we visited this palace and our guide has arranged for the English speaking attendant to explain the entire palace. The way she explained was remarkable as you can imagine the things going around you. How they used to order servants, Living room dome, jewelry of king, queen and horses, how they use to make judgement, punishment given to criminal, how they use to bring them in Darbar of the King, Bullets on the wall, bride search and socializing during bathing, etc. Overall it was amazing place to visit.
Nizami Street- I am so much in love with street as it makes me feel alive. We explored another area of street which was crowded, lively and happening. I loved, loved and loved roaming around this street hand filled with shopping bag (what else a lady want ;)). Al brands like Burberry, Louis Vuitton, MAC, Nike, Korean brands easily accessible. Then we explored another restaurant “Adam’s Curry” which was having varieties of veg option and I bet, you will never have such an amazing Dal tadka in any corner of the world. I became great fan of that place (foodie always visit where they get tasty food). After a tiring day if you get freshly made Dal tadka and hot hot phulkas with the ghee on the top, you just revive your energy. Finally we have finished our day with this place.
I hope you found my this blog as interesting and happening as my previous blog. Follow with me for DAY-3 journey. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care…
Pregnancy is such an amazing and blessed phase to feel the miracle of god but at the same time it can be ruined if your surroundings is filled with toxic people and starts body shaming or bullying you..
Well during my pregnancy I was very mobile. I was working and actively attending certain cultural events. As my weeks were going up, people around me started giving their comments like – you are looking so dull & tired; you have got panda eyes, your tummy is looking so weird, that’s such a huge tummy (staring at my tummy made me feel so weird), you have put on so much of weight, you got swelling on your face / legs / body, why you eat so much etc. (Annoyed!!)
I mean the entire process of pregnancy is tiring plus it changes your body and especially you from within. Can’t we just be kind and really appreciate the pregnant women and understand the sensitivity of the phase she is going through. There are many challenges a lady has to go through during her pregnancy phase like – she has to pee often in night which leads to sleepless nights tending to get her panda eyes, every pregnancy is different and so is the tummy. There is nothing weird in that but the most imp is fetus inside should be healthy, the increase in baby weight leads to swelling on face/body, change in the hormones, whenever the fetus demands food, you have to eat and as they say for every woman pregnancy is different and what not. I mean can we just pause ourself for a minute and think in which direction are we heading. Being a women let’s start adjusting each other’s crown rather than pulling or bullying them.
Instead, can we just start using sentences like you are looking pretty, we are proud you made to office, do you have some kind of cravings, we’ll order your fav food, let’s go out for a stroll, you need to relax. etc. Just showing a little affection and care changes the entire equation for a pregnant woman. She feels more confident and happy.
In my entire pregnancy phase, I came across both kindda ppl who cared for me and who tortured me especially in my work environment which really made me upset. But I am thankful to those set of ppl who have always lifted me up, cheered my mood; especially my husband who took care of me and spoilt me by his pampering.
I hope, next time whenever you will come across any pregnant women, you will be more positive and affirmative in your statements. Till then love yourself and take care.
Lady’s Tea!! 😊
Is the name heard right? Ladies and roses are bounded for life. A single rose can uplift a lady’s mood and bring that smile on her face. Well, if you come across the benefit of it I am sure you would really fall for it forever. I am gonna talk about Lady’s tea which is also known as Rose bud tea with lots of benefits inbuilt in it. I have recently encountered with these cute rose buds in a supermarket in a spice section and thought to try it out. You also find tea bags or loose rose leaves in any other brand.
My personal experience with rose bud tea has been great till now. It tastes yum plus it is very healthy and delicious beverage made from either dehydrated or fresh rose petals/bud. When you put this little rose bud in boiling water you will be greeted by awesome fragrance which can instantly uplift your mood. The healing powers of rose petals have been known for centuries, and today they are used to make therapeutic essential oils as well as being enjoyed as a nutritious tea. Rose tea is full of vitamin C and antioxidants making it the ideal drink when your body needs a boost.
Benefits of Rose Bud tea-
- Rose tea helps in boosting the immune system, treating a sore throat and your digestive health.
- It also includes ability to clear toxic waste from the bladder and kidneys and therefore reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.
- Drinking rose tea can also prevent blockages that can be caused by kidney stones.
- Excellent for the skin and the hair.
- It is a healthy, caffeine-free alternative to black tea or coffee.
- Rose tea is sometimes referred to as the ‘lady’s tea’ because of its beneficial effects during a woman’s menstrual cycle.
- High levels of antioxidants and vitamin C.
- It may even help you to lose some weight.
10 Science Backed Benefits of Rose Tea-
- Menstrual Pain
- Skin, Acne and Hair Benefits
- Immune System Boost
- Sore Throat
- Improves Digestion
- Stress and Anxiety
- Urinary Tract (Uti)
- Weight Loss
- It’s Caffeine-Free
Overall, drinking rose flower herbal tea is a great way to relax after a busy day at office, as it can calm the central nervous system, reducing the chance of depression and anxiety. Dried rose tea can also benefit victims of chronic fatigue, insomnia and nervousness when drinking one or two cups per day. Do try it and let me know how did you find this herbal tea.
We are aware of famous quote said by Swami Vivekananda- “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”
Let’s check “Is your glass half-empty or half-full?” How you answer this age-old question, about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic.
Positive thinking means that your approach to unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst. Thoughts which we usually throw out of our mind, comes around us. Let put in this way “what goes around, comes around.” Baggage holds you back so let the grudges go. Life reflects back at us what we put into it and pay backs can be tough, so throw some sunshine Karma’s way.
Positive thinking often starts with self-talk. Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head. These spontaneous thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information.
The problem with our self-talk is that we never question what we say to ourselves to check its accuracy, we just listen to the negative statements day in, day out and like the drip, drip of water on stone. If we keep up excessive, negative internal self-talk saying negative things for long enough, we begin to believe it even if it’s not correct. We just accept it as being true when often it is not, or when it is true, we blow it out of proportion.
Some Examples of Negative Self-Tal
- “I’m such an idiot; I can’t believe I’m so stupid.”
- “This is terrible!” “This is horrible!” “I can’t stand this!”
- “I should be able to handle this; other people can.”
- “Things never go right for me.”
- “I’ll never be able to learn this.”
Self-talk has a powerful effect on our feelings and is often automatic and a habit. Changing our self-talk will not occur overnight, because it has probably taken many years to attain the level of negative self-talk we have achieved, but thinking style is a habit and with time and practice we can change a habit.
If the thoughts that run through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is more likely pessimistic. If your thoughts are mostly positive, you’re likely an optimist.
Putting positive thinking into practice
- I’ve never done it before.
- It’s too complicated.
- I don’t have the resources.
- It’s an opportunity to learn something new.
- I’ll tackle it from a different angle.
- Necessity is the mother of invention
It is important that we begin to look at what we are saying to ourselves this is the first step towards changing our negative self-talk to become more positive. A good way of doing this is to start writing down the things we are saying to ourselves and begin to look at them for their accuracy. Always remember you have to grow inside out. No one can teach you other than your own soul. Till then be optimist, be happy, as life is Precious and comes with lots of Surprises. Take care..
Hey my cute Birdies
Recently I had a long weekend which I enjoyed like anything plus the weather was so good and cool that it was fun to walk on the beach. While I was just relaxing on beach few thoughts kept crossing through my mind. Why people complicates thing for us or why it is so difficult to say NO to our closed ones in-spite of being so hurt or neglected. Everyone have their own thoughts, their own choices and their own perspective but if you don’t agree to another person’s thoughts, acts, choices, words it does not mean that person is wrong or weird, it just that your thought process are not matching mainly due to surrounding in which that person has been brought up or the experience they had.
In these entire universe, I am exclusive, unique, different, I am irreplaceable and I am what I am. No one can replace me or any of my qualities. We can see other human being near around us having similar characteristics but you cannot say that they both are same. Everyone is unique in their own way and I am enjoying my uniqueness. There will be more qualities in me which the other does not have and that defines the “unique me”. I am unique in the way I think, act, respond, react, express, dream; they are all mine and I have right on all those things. I take responsibility for what I speak, feel, my anger, frustration, irritation, my loudness, blowing my own trumpet, joy, sorrow, happiness, disappointments, success, failures, struggles,etc. No one has walked the road on behalf of me except me so no one has right to judge me if they don’t know in and out of me for the sake of gossiping. There will be the times when the people close to you will start behaving with you in their weirdest way and will try to discourage you or put you down or will be jealous of you. But that time keep your temper cool because they have chosen to behave in that way.
Finally I have decided to become friend with my inner soul because no one can show me clear picture except my inner and pure soul. By doing this it will make me to put all my concentration, focus on my goals, interest and most important to believe in myself. We heard so many times from our grandparents and elders that “person can lie to others but cannot cheat to himself”, which makes so much sense. There are and will be points when I will be confused, puzzled or will be in a dilemma but believing myself will give me courage to look for solutions to my question, to explore more of me and to understand more about me. May be the decision I have taken today can prove to be wrong in future but still I will learn from them and will grow in and out as a better person. It will give me courage to be more thoughtful in my ideas and decision, to be more processed version than I was before and to be more peaceful with my inner soul. Just I need to close the doors of my ears for those people who hate me and fail to see fine of me. I am okay with what I am and I am proud of who I am. I am comfortable with myself and happy with the same. Important is to make peace with the inner soul. So finally I have decided to enjoy my uniqueness and “THE IRREPLACEABLE ME”.
Hey my lovely Angels
Namaste… How you doing all? Today I will be discussing few things of marriage which we usually don’t hear it from our elders or sibling talking much. None of the marriage is perfect in this entire universe. Everyone has their own marital problems but how to deal with those problem is important. As being a part of male dominating society no wonder how much you are educated or you earn, the command will always be in your male’s hand (bitter truth). We have always seen our parents how they cared, loved and most importantly understood each other but we failed to observe those small sacrifices they made which went unnoticed.
Dear birdies don’t be under wrong impression that by taking 7 feras some magic will happen and you will be leading obstacle free life. Your marriage is completely based on the thoughts you share and agree/disagree to your partner one’s and most importantly communicating without hurting them. Whenever you are choosing your life partner it is necessary to check whether their thoughts are matching or in line with yours and if no take a step back.
Parents make believe their children an imaginary world where they will be happy marriage without any obstacles but I guess it is high time to make their children aware about the things they will be facing or dealing after getting married (demanding current scenario). Here I am not talking about domestic violence but all about your behavior towards your partner, the respect you give to your partner’s thoughts, the acceptance of your partner nature’s as it is and more over trusting them. From far every marriage seems to be so perfect until and unless we do not step into their shoe.
(Applicable for both Husband and Wife)
After getting married you will have to deal with many things like your partner’s mental plus financial stability; getting interrupted in between your thought process; their frustration, irritation, ego, blame game, arrogance and anger; repeating your mistakes every time while discussing things; their dilemma and decision making power; not helping you in household chores (which is important in current scenario where both are working); their reaction to the circumstances thrown in front of them by others which sometimes can lead to misunderstanding and dissatisfaction level. There will be times you will have to kill your desires and change your plans you made for life for your partner’s happiness. Many times you will feel like doing particular thing and there will be a big NO from your partner which will upset you, be prepared. Every time you will end up giving lots of explanation to your partner to make your point clear until and unless they understand or you may ask too much of questions which can make your better half uncomfortable or Sometimes you will also feel that do they understand us. They will blame you with different words like impatient, restless nature, making wrong decisions, you are always wrong, irresponsible, extravagant etc. but never put yourself down after hearing those words in spite gather yourself up and be confident. There will be a huge war taking place inside you, your mind, your body, your heart but you will have to keep on fighting with your thoughts for what you wanted and what you had; what you desired and what you got; between satisfaction and dissatisfaction; peace or anger; to speak out your feelings or to be quiet, there is lots more to it.
Don’t forget that god has given you this life to make best of it without hurting others. Remember, you are married to share your inner soul with them and not to depress them or getting depressed by them. Be prepared to sacrifice many things to lead a successful marriage because this is the only Mantra for it without any shortcuts. If you are stucked in your marriage share it with your family or friends they will guide you and show you the way to come out from the dilemma state. Try to understand more and improve your communication. Do take care of your partner choices as they also have few expectation from you. No matter what obstacle comes in your life try to be positive as I have told in my previous post that-
“STARTING AND ENDING ANY RELATIONSHIP IS EASY BUT MAINTENANCE IS DIFFICULT”.
Till then be optimistic be yourself, take care and be happy as life is precious and comes with lots of surprises. Will meet you soon in next post.
It’s very difficult to choose this topic for writing. As “Marriage” definition varies from women to man and again to unmarried people which have set their certain assumption and perception about marriage by seeing their near around. But Marriage is all about “Devotion”. Devotion toward partners and their respective family.
I have seen youngsters saying this type of statement’ “mere parents bol rahe hai isliye mein shaadi kar rahi hu varna mujhe koi interest nai hai”; “mujhe shaadi kaarni nai hai”, “Shaadi karke kise phasna hai”, “marriage screw your life”; etc, which is not at all true. I guess they are more scared of losing their independence. They need to understand marriage is a blessing, it brings 2 souls together to build a dream castle for them as well as for their generations. Wherever you go in this world you have to adjust with some of the other thing whether it may new place, new friends, new neighbor, colleagues etc., then why we are blowing the trumpet stating that we have to adjust a lot with In-Laws. A lady need to understand that they didn’t got chance to see her since childhood so it will take time for them to understand you.
Getting married is completely a new phase of life. It takes us to another level of maturity. We usually have impression that we are matured enough to handle the situation but after marriage our maturity is put to test depending on situation how you handle it. It is abundant to discover each other in new way and situation. We should treasure, there is always a man whether he may be our “husband, brother or father”, supporting and inspiring us through every phase of life. We can say, “Behind every successful woman or happy woman there is always a supporting and inspiring man”. I have personally experienced it how my thoughts have been changed after marriage (for better of course), how beautifully they have treated me, I am more of daughter to them, and my things have been given the first priority, feels so lucky. It’s all about devoting yourself to the family and understanding love language of you partner.
We usually say that I am married to say Mr. X, but I personally believe that while taking those 7 vows you are getting married to his entire family and not that single person. We see our Mothers- Aunts giving tips to their angels “if you want to win every 1 heart first devotee yourself to them and then they will devote themselves to you”.
No doubt there will be a time when things are tough enough to tackle, may be your way of thinking, observing things and perception about life, things, goals is different from you partner, which does not mean that your partner does not care for you or love you, it just you need to take extra effort to explain your partner in some other way round. We need to remind our self that nothing is “FREE” in this world. We have to struggle for each and everything we desire. To start anything and to end anything is easy but to continue or maintain is difficult. Let’s say entering in to new relationship is easy and if it’s not working well than breaking off is too easy but maintenance of relationship is difficult. For any relationship to work we have to nurture, sacrifice and feed relationship to make it sustain. As said “Maintenance is more costly than starting and ending anything”.
Friends, everything in this world needs Devotion. One who is devoted will achieve their paths. I always want my children to see marriage as a blessing, not a curse; a beautiful expression of God’s grace toward us. As I have seen my parents’ marriage filled with love and devotion towards each other. Our children may be watching us, be careful when you act because it can set a blot in their mind for marriage.
Never forget “A Wise women build her home but the foolish woman tear it down with her own hand.”
Take your time, give them time and believe that everything happens, happens for good till then take care my friend. Be optimist #be yourself# God Bless!!
Winters are so cozy and I find them one of the romantic seasons but when it comes to your skin they become dry and rough so to avoid this I have switched to bathandbodyworks Essentials Oil ‘Almond & Vanilla’ rich Olive oil body cream which nourishes my skin by making it smooth, supple and silky. My body usually becomes dry/ rough during winters and have to reapply lotion in every 4-5 hours and for hand in every 2 hours to keep skin soft and supple.
Hydrates skin for 24 hours of continuous moisture.
Ingredients- Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Fragrance (parfum), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Petrolatum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, BHT, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol, Vanilla Planifollia Flower Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3- Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Citral, Benzyl Alcohol.
My experience with this product-
The product comes in thick plastic tube with an interesting color combination making it enough attractive to catch my eye sight. The tubes comes in brown color with the name mentioned in white and green combination and green flip cap on top. The flip is sturdy enough to keep the cream safe without damaging other products in bag which makes it easier to carry on a trip.
I liked the texture of cream, its buttery, smooth and soft. Consistency is pretty thick. The cream melts on my skin and spreads evenly. It has a beautiful fragrance I loved it but few may find it strong. The staying power is awesome and big thumbs up from my side. If you are new to this cream expect first few days 9-10 hours of hydration and once you apply daily then it keeps your skin hydrated all day. Trust me peeps, I didn’t feel any kind of itching on my skin, however I started loving my skin more as the difference is noticeable. My skin is healthier, smoother, softer, beautifully moisturized and supple. Its pocket friendly.
Overall, I loved this body cream as it has improved my skin texture making it more healthier, softer, smoother & supple. This is one of my fav body cream when it comes to skin nourishment/ hydration in winters and in summer I apply on alternate basis.
⦁ Hydrates & moisturize skin
⦁ Skin is more soft, silky and supple
⦁ Improves skin texture and make it healthier.
⦁ staying power is all day long
⦁ Pocket friendly
⦁ Cream does not survive in humidity and makes skin look bit oily.
How about those puffy bags under your eyes and on top of that you have to deal with fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.. huh. Being a new mom I am blessed with above all this, as often I have to wake up in nights to feed my baby and hardly find time in morning to sleep and honestly those sleepy and tired eyes says it all. I have heard alot about this product and thought its a great time to try and test this product, so lets dive in to the product.
Now re-ignite the youthful light of your eyes.
Reduces the look of key visible signs of eye aging: fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and dryness.
With exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology, it maximizes the power of night to re-ignite the light that can fade due to fatigue, pollution and age.
See your most beautiful eyes ever.
Intensely hydrating, fast-penetrating, lightweight serum leaves eye area feeling soothed, refreshed.
How to use-
Multiple Signs of Eye Aging
Visible Age Prevention
Non-Acnegenic; Won’t Clog Pores
Water\Aqua\Eau, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Propanediol, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Trehalose, Algae Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Sucrose, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge, Cholesterol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Rna, Tromethamine, Caffeine, Caprylyl Glycol, Oleth-10, Phytosphingosine, Squalane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Potassium Sulfate, Biosaccharide Gum – 1, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylates/Acrylonitrogens Copolymer, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tripeptide-32, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Sulfite, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)
My experience with this product-
The product packaging comes in a blue cardboard box with entire details printed on it in black with a golden logo has been placed on its top. The ingredient list and all other product details have been mentioned on the box. The Product comes in a sturdy brown glass bottle with golden cap and with golden prints on it which really make bottle look stunning. When I opened the cap I was happy to see the golden pump on the bottle which made it easy to use and so hygienic as I don’t have to dip my fingers in the product. As its is small in size counts for travel friendly.
The texture is creamy, light weight and off white in color. The consistency of product is runny more of like watery. All I need is a peas size amount for both the eyes. Its grease proof, non sticky and fragrance free. I usually apply the cream after doing an entire CTM routine. I massage the cream on to my eyes and the best part I liked about it is, it gets absorb quickly into the skin. I started using this product every night and within 1 week I started noticing slight changes near my eye area. After 1 month of use I was happy to see the result as it has really worked and done miracles on the areas like puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines and at the same time it has hydrated my undereye area as well. I got bit disappointed when it didn’t do any wonders on my dark circles as I expected it to work even after paying a good price. One more thing I noticed is that after the cream application, within 5 min it put me to sleep which is like awesome as I find very hard to get back to sleep.
Overall, I liked this product very much inspite of being pricey. It has done tremendous work on undereye area by nourishing and improving the skin texture making it supple and hydrated and in addition to this, it has also helped on reducing puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines, aging and making my eyes look fresh. Don’t keep much hopes that it will work on dark circles as you will be having huge disappointment. The product is pricey but it is worth giving a try.
⦁ Luxurious packaging
⦁ Lightweight and watery in texture
⦁ absorbs faster.
⦁ Suitable for most skin types
⦁ Fragrance-free and grease free
⦁ Good moisturizer & hydrator
⦁ Reduces puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines and dullness
⦁ Did not work on dark circles.
Marhaba Birdies, Happy Weekend 🙂
The colourpop has launched “It’s a princess thing” palette inspired by all the princess of Disney back in year 2018. Well the name Disney has made me to do the purchases. So lets get to the point and explore more about this palette.
Inspired by the iconic Disney princesses this palette is a dream come true. This 15 pan palette was created in collaboration with Disney and features soft romantic shadows perfect for any look, from daytime sing-a-long glam or a magical ballroom look. This item is limited edition.
My experience with this product-
The palette is packed in a golden cardboard box with 6 Disney Princesses picture on the front cover which is really impressing take you down to the memory lane. The palette has 6 beautiful princess printed on it on black background with golden outline which really make it a standout and also you can find all the name of color shade inside the palette at its back so its very handy. On the opening of the palette you can witness signature of the princes and the shades on the other side with a magnetic closer. I wish they have provided a mirror instead of signature as that would be more handy and travel friendly. Well due to its light weight and sleek size it does qualifies for travel vanity box.
The palette shades are all about to neutrals to dark with few mattes, metallic and more of shimmer. I loved the formula of this shades as they are soft, smooth and easily blendable. The neturals need more work than the darker ones as they are beautifully pigmented. I have witnessed the fallout while using their glitter shades plus as the few colors are off its very difficult to create different eyelooks. Only 4 matte shades (3 light and 1 dark) which is too less plus the color payoff is not great except shade Abu on brown skin. The staying power is amazing and shade does not crease or fade.
Lets dive into the palette-
Chip- a matte soft beige nude with matte finish. The texture is very good with perfect pigmentation may look great with fair skin tone.
Juju- a light pink shade with matte finish. The color payoff is not that great but can help transforming the shade.
Grumpy- It is a medium dusty peach color with matte finish. The color payoff is not that great but can transform the shade.
Triton- It is a medium brown biscuit shade with semi matte finish. The texture is very good with intense pigmentation.
Abu- It’s a brick brown shade with matte finish having very good texture and intense pigmentation.
Prince Charming- an off white metallic pearl shade. The texture is little powder but the pigmentation is very good.
Ray- a metallic champagne gold with metallic finish. The texture and pigmentation is amazing. Also can be used as highlighter.
Fairy Godmother- a metallic pink coral shimmery shade with good texture and intense pigmentation.
One Kiss- a metallic bright gold shimmery shade. The texture is little crumpling with good pigmentation.
Thingamabob- a vibrant metallic silver and is a beautiful shimmery silver color with intense pigmentation and creamy texture.
Enchanted Rose- a rich metallic rose. It is dark copper color with shimmer finish, good texture and intense pigmentation.
Poison Apple- a metallic purple shade. The texture is very good with intense pigmentation.
Magic Carpet- a dark plum color with very good pigmentation but have little powdery texture.
Beast- a deep warm brown topped with gold glitter. It is dark brown shade with intense pigmentation and very good texture.
Midnight Curfew- black sprinkled with silver glitter. It is intensely pigmented black shade with good texture.
Overall, the pigmentation and texture is very good with only couple of shades with light fallout. The color selection is beautiful and looks like more of a festive palette. The shimery and metallic shades are highly pigment but matte ones are disappointing except shade abu. Not an extra ordinary palette so if you don’t have it you have not missed anything major. Custom charges are something you have to bear a good price and it completely depends on the country where you live. You can find good range of palette in drugstore with same price range.
– Sleek and travel friendly
– Disney themed
– Staying power is nice plus the shade blends smoothly and evenly.
– Friendly budgeted palette.
– Light in weight and travel friendly.
– Being a neutral tone palette, few shades can be worn on daily basis.
– Shades does not crease or fade.
– Limited edition
– No mirror
– Hefty shipping and customs charge
Inspired by Taylor Swift, her signature red lips and smash hit about girl-on-girl bad blood, the lipstick is probably the most famous of Urban Decay’s latest lipstick range. My first red lipstick from Urban Decay brand which is my first luxurious brand. So let’s discover this product further 🙂
Available in an array of indulgent finishes and lipstick colors that range from bold brights to dark hues to versatile neutrals, the possibilities are endless. Each shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels ultra-comfortable. Plus, our signature Vice formula gives the lipstick its super-creamy texture, pigmented payoff, and superior color dispersion.
We’ve also packed every shade with nourishing ingredients. A butter blend comforts, hydrates, and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, and never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado, and babassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter, derived from Malaysian illipe trees, provides long-lasting moisture, while the vitamins C and E deliver a hit of antioxidants.
How to use-
⦁ For ultra-long wear and to prevent feathering, pair these shades of Vice Lipstick with matching shades of 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil.
⦁ To hold color in place, correct mistakes, and even fill in lines, use our Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil.
⦁ Layer more than one shade of Vice Lipstick to create custom lip colors.
⦁ Get a gradient effect by applying a deep shade to the outer area of your lip, then add a softer shade to the center.
Octyldodecanol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Kaolin, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil / Shea Oil, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax, Cetyl Lactate, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Alumina, Polyethylene, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Aqua / Water, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Squalane, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Citric Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Mica, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide].
My experience with this product-
The Ultimate Pair lip duo comes with matching lip pencil and lipstick. I got my hand on this set during sale and I believe they come around the holiday season, otherwise I hardly see them in offer in off days. The lipstick comes in a black cardboard box with picture of the product inside mentioned in a golden letters. The lipliner is in the color of the product with silver cap on the top. The silver print on the pencil and at the bottom really make it look stunning. The lipstick comes in a shiny gold metallic bullet with golden bottom. It’s a chic design, elegant yet somewhat luxurious in looks. I love brand which give importance to small details.
The texture of lip pencil is creamy that glides smoothly on my lips like a dream without smudging. It does has matte finish which latter makes lip dry. The texture of lipstick is creamy and smooth which glides smoothly on lips without hurting it as if it is hugging the lips. It also keeps my lips nicely moisturized, thanks to its nourishing blend of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter.
The colour pay off is awesome and can be seen in a single swipe and to look more even 2 swipes are required, which is even claimed by brand. You can build the intensity of color depending on the look. Though it claim as comfort matte but it do has a satin finish. Color of lip pencil and lipstick match perfectly, but are not exactly the same in tone. Lip pencil is slightly warmer toned while the lipstick is darker in shade.
The Lip pencil stays for approx 7-8 hours due to its matte formula but lipstick stays hardly for 4-5 hours and then it start disappearing leaving the stain behind which calls for touchup. I felt heaviness on my lips after 2 swipe over lip pencil, as if someone has put enough weight on my delicate lips 😀 Lip pencil can be a bit drying on lips so make sure you moisturize before the application. The best part is removal was easy and did not make my lips bleed neither my skin peeled.
Overall, The ultimate pair set is good as it comes with the lip pencil and lipstick. It would have cost heavier if taken separately. I would recommend you guys to buy this product in an offer so you can grab good deal. Lip pencil is proper matte, has really nice smooth formula and is good for outlining. Lipstick has lovely creamy formula with a sheen to it and can be build up for a more opaque look. Considering the texture, staying power, shade, pigmentation, vegan, cruelty free makes this lipstick stand out. As I said, I am a firm believer that you can find good quality lip products in drugstore range as well. It’s up to you what you want to spend money on.
⦁ Blends/ Glides smoothly on lips
⦁ Creamy and smooth formula
⦁ Does not hurt lips while applying lip pencil or lipstick
⦁ Amazing color payoff in single swipe
⦁ No bleeding lips or witnessed peeled skin after removal of lipstick
⦁ Amazing staying power with lip pencil
⦁ Travel Friendly
⦁ Lip pencil do dry out lips
⦁ Lipstick staying power is short.
Perfect wing and khol/kajal pencil enhances your eye feature making them so expressive. Deep eyes change the entire look even when you are wearing minimal makeup. Today I will be talking all about NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal Black Brilliance as rarely you come across products which makes you happy. Lets get started 🙂
Price- Rs. 495 for 1.2g
100% smudge-proof. 100% preservative-free.
Reasons to ♥
⦁ Smooth, gel-based, single swipe, ultra-dark black that looks just applied even after 12 hours
⦁ Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested and approved
⦁ Rich in Vitamin E for care and protection
⦁ 100% smudge-proof and water-proof
⦁ 100% vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free, as always
How to use-
Apply a neat stroke on the upper eyelid. It is recommended to start from the inner corner of the eye & move outwards for best results. Repeat the same for the lower eyelid.
Hydrogenated castor oil, rice bran wax, natural vitamin E.
My experience with this product-
The packaging of kohl pencil comes in a bright purple color with white text on it which makes it too attractive to be held in hand. As I grabbed this is in offer I also received free sharpener with this which was having its own protection case in transparent color. The best part I liked about the sharpener is that they have provided red plastic stick to clean after use which is quite impressive. You see small details do matter. Having said that it also add to my travel friendly cosmetic bag plus its very sturdy and sleek. They have mentioned expiry date at the bottom of pencil.
The texture is very smooth and creamy on eyes. It glides smoothly and if you ever feel the tip of pencil is hard then you can always swipe twice thrice on hand to make the tip warm before use. One swipe gives you enough pigment and you can build the intensity as per the desired look. The consistency of kohl is jet black and thick. It takes just few second to set and then enjoy the smudge free eyes. While using this pencil I have not witnessed any burning sensation or itchiness in my eyes.
It’s dermatology and ophthalmology tested and approved which is good for sensitive eyes plus make us more comfortable to use this product. As it’s an Indian brand plus preservative free, free from harsh chemicals (I wish they disclose full ingredients list) and the 100% vegan formula has already won my heart. Its been one of the darkest shade I have came across. Most important thing is not tested on animals.
The staying power is amazing. Being my eyes sensitive and watery hardly any Kajal makes to max 2 hours and after which it gets washed out from the eyes but this Kajal stayed for 5 hours and then slowly started smudging down so I won’t agree to claim that it’s smudge proof but staying power is great compared to other products in market. This super pigmented kajal totally changes your look in a good way and would definitely make people notice it. The Kajal is water proof and you need a good eye remover to clean the Kajal or it can carry till next day on your under eyes area. This is my favourite kajal and the best one I have used so far!
Overall, Considering the price and quality they have provided, I would say every penny justifies it. The texture, consistency, smoothness, colour payoff, staying power are amazing. rarely you come across such brand which justified every penny you spend on their product. I highly recommend this pencil.
⦁ Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested and approved
⦁ Rich in Vitamin E for care and protection
⦁ 100% water-proof
⦁ 100% vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free
⦁ Smooth, creamy and gel based pencil
⦁ Color payoff is great in a single swipe
⦁ Staying power is great compared to other pencil
⦁ No observance of burning sensation or itchiness in eyes
⦁ Travel friendly and sturdy
⦁ Currently this brand isn’t available outside India. Their website does not offer international shipping as well. Therefore, it is not easy to get this product.
⦁ It not 100% smudge proof.
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow | Shade Twitterpated | Here we go again | Special Delivery | Review & Swatches
I hope you all are doing great.
Today I will be talking about Colourpop cosmetic brand “super shock shadows” which made huge news in year 2018 and took the entire beauty blogging indusrty running behind them. ColourPop is a great affordable makeup brand and it’s famous for creme-powder eyeshadow formulations.
I got this product during Black Friday Sale for $5/- each. I grabbed 3 super shock shadows in shade Twitterpated, Here we go Again and Special Delivery. Unfortunately this shades were limited and now cant be seen on their website.
Our revolutionary creme-powder eyeshadow, famous for its unique bouncy texture, delivers bold colour & fine glitter in one swipe without creasing, fading or fallout.
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, BORON NITRIDE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, TIN OXIDE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).
My experience with this product-
The packaging is very simple and covered the shadows with thin cardboard box. The shadow comes in a white round shape pot with a transulant plastic top which make easier to identify your favourite eyeshadow shade. As this is a cream based formulae the lid need to be screwed up tightly or else it will end up drying the shade. Tip- If they end up drying, add couple of drops of Inglot’s Duraline to rehydrate them.
The texture is creamy, buttery and so soft that they leave behind your finger prints on the shade (lols). when I placed the finger on shadows for the first time they felt like a mouse but immediately dry down to a powder finish once applied to the skin.
Consistency of shadow is amazing with a zero fallout.Staying power is supereb as once applued stays for 10 hours with primer on and 7 hours without primer after which it slightly starts fading. The shades does not crease even in humid climate. I have carried this shades for my baby shower function and trust me it stayed for over 10 hours with absolutely no fading, creasing or smudging. Its easily blendable and the colour payoff is amazing when applied with finger tip. Being on a lower price range they did not compromised on quality. its easily wipes off and does not burn or irritate eyes.
1. Shade “Here we go Again” is a warm gold glitter shade. The pigmentation is damn good and can be seen in the first swipe. you can build the intensity based on the look you need. Dupe- in harmony
2. Shade “Twitterpated” is a glittery pink warm shade. This shade is good for highlighting inner corners of eyes and brow bone plus it can be patted on any other dark shadow which is a game changer. Dupe- set to stun
3. Shade ” Special Delivery” is a glittery green shade with gold flakes in it. This shade is good for highlighting inner corners of eyes and brow bone plus it can be patted on any other dark shadow which is a game changer. Dupe- mint 4 U
Overall, I am happy with the products as it is pocket friendly, travel friendly and good quality. The shade differs from the shade shown on their websites so better to go with bestseller or editor choice or award shades just to be on a safer side. I highly recommend them.
> Cream based eyeshadow with a unique bouncy texture
>Dries out quickly once applied on skin
>Some of the shades are highly pigmented
>No creasing and fading
>Amazing staying power
>The shade differs from the shade shown on their websites. Better go for bestseller shades.
Hey my birdies,
I hope you all are doing well. Winters have hit and will be getting colder in coming days. We take out our warm cloths, crack heal cream, body lotions, face cream everything but sometimes we become little careless on lips and don’t take much care until it start becoming badly chapped and dry. So before it is late we need to take precaution to preserve the moist lips by applying good lip balm every day.
Price- INR. 135 for 4gm
Lotus Herbals Velvety Rose Lip Therapy claims-
The Lip Therapy highly active moisturizing formula with high concentration of Shea and Kokum butter, helps to repair dry, cracked and chapped lips and protects them from the drying effect of cold, dry winds of winter, making them looks look healthier and smoother.
Ingredient Used- Shea Butter, Kokum Butter and Velvety Rose extracts.
My personal experience with Lotus Herbals Velvety Rose Lip Therapy-
The product comes in a long cream color stick with a same color cap on it which has a beautiful roses printed on cap. The packaging is really very attractive, classy and elegant. It is a roll on stick which let the product comes out as per your wish. I really like stick style packaging rather than a tub one as it is more hygienic and product is directly applied on lips rather than dipping fingers in a lip balm tub. It is basically a LIP Therapy made especially for winter use as the ingredients used in it are shea and Kokum butter which has more moisturizing properties.
The texture of the Lip balm is very smooth, creamy and velvety as they have mentioned on the cap. It is like a petroleum jelly or wax converted into stick form. When you open the cap you can see baby pink color of lip balm stick which is more appealing. When you take the lip balm nearer to your lips for application you will be satisfied with the rose fragrance which is mild and pleasing. The plus point of this lip balm is it ha SPF 15 which protects from sunrays and darker or patchy lips.
Trust me this product has done wonders on my lips. I usually have a habit of biting my lips so it often get dry but this lip balm has healed my dry chapped lips and made it moist. It has also improved my lip texture and quality. I have also noticed that by continuous use my lips have turned more pinkish and healthier. From last 15 days I am using this product and testing it whether it stands on what it claims. I am happy that yes they have proved their product on what they claims.
Overall, I liked the product very much and I recommend it to all. Also it is pocket friendly and within my budget. This product is especially made for winter season so it will be more effective during that duration. But if you are facing dry, chapped or darker lips problem, this product will help you in all criteria. For quick effect apply this product on lips in night before sleep you can see miracles happened very next day.
- Helps repairing dry, cracked and chapped lip
- Protects them from drying and moistures lips
- Improves lip texture and makes it look more healthier and smoother
- Has the properties of SPF 15 and evens out the lip tone
- Has a mild and pleasing fragrance of rose
- Packaging is good and hygienic to use
- Easy to carry around, pocket and travel friendly
- Budget friendly and easily available in all stores
- This product does wonder when applied in night before sleep
- Stays up to maximum 2-3 hours
- Fragrance hardly last for a second
- Lips get heavier after application
- Can spread when applied in summer
- Strictly for winter use (mentioned on packaging itself)
- Chances of dust getting stick to lips because of jelly properties
Will I purchase this product again?
Yes, may be in different flavor.
TVB Rating: 4.3/5
Hey Birdies…. I am reviewing last product of this White Seed range and I am so excited to share my experience with White Seed Brightening Tonner Review. This Korean brand have literally taken the beauty world / skincare routine to next level. To know more about this product keep reading 😊
Price- Aed. 149/- for 130 ml Validity- 24 months
Product description- This translucent, brightening toner helps brighten the skin and clear away dullness without leaving a sticky residue. A compound of brightening ingredients (White Lupin Seed, which contains a natural brightening substance, and White Daisy Flower extract, which helps reducing dullness) makes skin look bright and clear. This White Seed Complex is formulated without 7 additives: parabens, tar colorant, animal-sourced ingredients, mineral oil, talc, polyacrylamide, paraffin.
How to use- Apply to clean skin. Soak a cotton pad with toner and wipe over the face and neck.
Ingredients- Water/eau • propanediol • 1,2-hexanediol • niacinamide • hydrogenated polydecene • triceteareth-4 phosphate • peg-2 stearate • glycol stearate • glycerin • caprylic/capric glycerides • hexylresorcinol • lupinus albus seed extract • bellis perennis (daisy) flower extract • salix alba (willow) bark extract • chenopodium quinoa seed extract • beta-glucan • butylene glycol • acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer • potassium hydroxide • disodium edta • parfum/fragrance.
My Experience with White Seed Brightening Toner Review-
This beauty comes in white tall bottle with pump dispenser on top protected with small plastic cap. The Outer box contains all the details about the product. The packaging is very elegant. I wish it was a travel friendly product as cap does not fit properly which can make product spill making your stuff bit dirty.
The texture is slightly sticky and creamy with opaque color to it plus the consistency of product is thicker than other product available in the market. The best part about dispenser is we have full control on the product and the con is that bottle is not transparent which make difficult to trace till when product will last long. You can also experience mild fragrance while pumping the product on the cotton pad. I like using toner with the help of cotton pad with a light handed on face moving in circular notion covering face and neck. I was stunned to see that even after deep cleansing and face wash there were some traces of dirt and impurities which came out on cotton pad that magic toner does on your face. I have used this product almost for 2-3 months especially in night and next morning trust me you will see a very nice healthy glow on your face making you look fresh. This toner does help in brightening skin and reducing dark spots and pigmentation on face which was quite impressive. When you apply tonner on face you will feel some kind of stickiness on face which will make you little uncomfortable but after few seconds it will be completely absorbed by the skin making it cold and calm.
The product did not hurt my skin neither I have witnessed any breakout or irritation on my face. Continuous use of toner started improving my skin texture plus firming it gives a best toned effect to my face. I have also used this toner with other products/brand and the results are simply satisfactory. It gives you loads of happiness when product actually works. After use of product you can experience clean and clear skin making it look hydrated, fresh and glowy. The only disappointment I have of this brand is duration stays for a short time. If you use continuously this product you will enjoy looking at your skin texture improving nicely and as soon as you stop using it the effect will be vanished in 2-3 days. In short, this product does not work deeply.
Overall, I really liked the tonner and would recommend this to everyone. It is suitable for all skin type people plus it makes your skin look fresh and bright. This tonner has definitely improved my skin texture by working on face elasticity, dark spot and pigmentation. Being pricey, I live the decision on you whether to purchase it or not but let me clearly indicate you that once you stop using this product the effect will be vanished in 2-3 days. Choice is yours.
- The pump dispenser packaging is nice.
- Cleans impurities from the skin.
- Makes the skin look brighter, starting with a few times of usage.
- Gentle on the skin.
- Keeps the skin looking fresh.
- Long lasting effects.
- Effect stays for shorter duration
- Not so travel friendly
- Not very easily available everywhere.
Will I buy this product again? Maybe.
TVB rating- 4/5
I am feeling so good that I am slowly getting back with reviewing of product. Are you guys enjoying the review of white seed range products. Today I will be sharing my experience using White Seed Brightening lotion. So, stay here with me and let’s study this product deeply 😊
Price- Aed. 149/- for 130 ml
Validity- 24 months
Smooth, moisture-rich brightening lotion replenishes skin’s moisture barrier and gives skin a luminous glow, leaving a bright and radiant finish for hours. A compound of brightening ingredients (White Lupin Seed, which contains a natural brightening substance, and White Daisy Flower Extract, which helps reduce dullness) makes skin look bright and clear.
How to use- After using the essence, pump the appropriate amount and apply it along the skin’s texture until absorbed.
Ingredients- Water/EAU, Propanediol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Panthenol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Olivate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sorbitan Olivate, Butylene Glycol, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Hexylresorcinol, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance.
My Experience with White Seed Brightening Lotion Review-
White seed lotion comes in a white sturdy medium sized bottle with a pump dispenser on top covered with a small plastic cap. The product details are mentioned on the cardboard box which makes the packaging of the product very nice and elegant. The product is not so travel friendly as the cap is not fit and chances are, product can spill out b’coz of pump dispenser.
The texture of the product is light milky in color and consistency is thin and runny that glides amazingly on skin. When I applied lotion in circular motion massaging a bit on my skin it spread evenly plus it got absorbed in to my skin within a minute. I enjoyed applying lotion with my fingers and then patting it with my hand which made my face relaxed and calm. It has a dewy finish which make your skin look healthy and silky soft. It moisturizes the dehydrate and dull skin back to healthy and hydrated skin. I have combination sensitive skin so the product gelled beautifully with my skin. I have not noticed any breakout, irritation or burning on my skin.
Few thing I felt while using this product in summer that it has made my face oily and greasy which had literally made my makeup greasy during hot and humid climate. So, I won’t suggest anyone using this product during summer. The lotion does not brighten skin as per the expectation but rather it makes my face look healthy and fresh. It did help me in reducing face wrinkles and fine lines but didn’t see any effect on my pigmentation, dark spots and uneven skin. Also, I have noticed that the effect stays for shorter time. I didn’t use this lotion for 10 days and my skin was back to what it was, so it really disappointed me.
Overall, I am not that impressed with this product as it was not as per my expectations and the price I paid for this product. Though it has water-based properties which hydrate you or skin making it appear fresh and silky smooth, but the result is for shorter time till the time you use product. Its completely on you girls if you want to try this product.
- Mild fragrance
- Beautiful packaging
- Improves skin texture and elasticity
- Works on fine lines and wrinkles
- Does not irritate or burn skin
- No breakout witnessed after continuous use of product
- Two pump is enough
- Effect stays for shorter duration
- Not so travel friendly
- Does not work on dark spots and pigmentation
- Brightness stays for shorter time
- Does not work in Hot and Humid climate.
Will I buy this product again?
TVB rating- 2/5
What Serum does to you face, have this question ever bothered you?
Hey birdies we often see Serum in a skincare shop and I always opted for lotion rather than going for serum. But I wondered if the product range is having lotion/moisturiser than why they have introduced serum. So, I did my homework and searched about serum. Did you knew that serums absorb deep into your skin, rather than sitting on the surface like moisturizers and it work great on acne, dry skin, brightness, and wrinkles. So today I will be reviewing White Seed brightening serum from my “white seed range” products.
Price- Aed. 174/- for 50 ml
Validity- 24 months
Product description- The White seed range delivers 3-step brightening system that gives you flawless and glowing white skin. First is to revitalize the skin from within to rid of blemishes and spots, second to rejuvenate and improve the skin tone with natural glow and a translucent tone and lastly to enhance skin radiance that will eventually brighten up your skin color. Made of pure White Lupine Seed and White Daisy extracts, the White Seed Brightening line provides a total package of whitening care from toner, lotion, serum, cream, concentrate and cleanser for you. White Seed brightening serum delivers powerful brightening effects for clear milky white skin.
Features & Benefits-
- TFS exclusive hexylresorcinol gives powerful whitening effects that is 1,000 times more effective than vitamin C, and creates shiny milky white skin
- Hydro matrix gel system maximizes moisturizing ingredients and active ingredients for dewy, clear skin
- FREE of 7 harmful formula
Ingredients-WATER/EAU • PROPANEDIOL • PANTHENOL • DIMETHICONE • ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE • NIACINAMIDE • 1,2-HEXANEDIOL • CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE • CYCLOPENTASILOXANE • TRICETEARETH-4 PHOSPHATE • CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES • GLYCOL STEARATE • PEG-2 STEARATE • HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER • POLYSILICONE-11 • POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE • SQUALANE • BELLIS PERENNIS (DAISY) FLOWER EXTRACT • LUPINUS ALBUS SEED EXTRACT • POLYSORBATE 60 • MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) EXTRACT • SODIUM HYALURONATE • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • HEXYLRESORCINOL • CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT • SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT • ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER • POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE • DISODIUM EDTA • PHENOXYETHANOL • ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN • PARFUM/FRAGRANCE
My Experience with White Seed Brightening Serum Review-The product comes in a white color sturdy cylindrical bottle with a pump dispenser attached on top. I really like the packaging of the bottle as the silver color touch really made it look elegant. The entire details are mentioned on the box in which product comes in and I really liked the quality of cardboard box. The bottle is not so travel friendly as the cap provided for pump dispenser can get lost as its not fit enough hence be careful while carrying the bottle with you while travelling. The only thing bothered me was I cannot the check the left out quantity as the bottle is opaque.
For the first timer you have to pump the product 4-5 times to come out. The product smells very mild which I liked it. The texture of the product is very thin and milky and the consistency is good as it does not run. Just 2 drops of serum is sufficient for entire face followed with the lotion. I used to apply product after face wash after cleaning it with toner. The bottle survived me for 3 months as I used to apply twice in a day.
Within a week time it started showing difference on my face as it has improved texture and elasticity of my face making it appear more firm and supple. The continuous use of product has brightened my skin making it look fresh and glowy. If you use the entire range of product all together you will experience the development taking place in the skin color and texture which I really enjoyed it. Though it has reduced my wrinkles and fine lines but did not make major difference on dark spots and pigmentation. I haven’t noticed any breakout, irritation or burning sensation on my face after post usage.
I tried to do a loyalty check on the product for not using 5-7 days on my face and I was highly disappointed to see after results as my skin was loosing it charm and elasticity which simply means that the effect is just for short term till the time you use and not long term. I even tried using this serum with different good brand of product and it was not that effective on my skin when used with its same range of product. The product has made my face sticky and oily when used in hot and humid climate. Considering the price I paid for the product I do expect a long term effect on my face but that’s not the case here.
Overall, I did liked the product but then it really gives a short term effects on skin. When you continously use the product you can see the improvement in the skin texture and elasticity but as you stopped using the serum within a week time you skin start loosing it effect. Considering the fact, the price I paid for this product all went in vain. Not so recommended.
- Mild fragrance
- Beautiful packaging
- Improves skin texture and elasticity
- Works on fine lines and wrinkles
- Does not irritate or burn skin
- No breakout witnessed after continuous use of product
- Pea size amount is enough
- Effect stays for shorter duration
- Not so travel friendly
- Does not work on dark spots and pigmentation
- Brightness stays for shorter time
- Does not work in Hot and Humid climate.
Will I buy this product again?No.
TVB rating- 2/5