Skincare regime that lets me get away with no makeup feat. Lemon & Beaker Product Review

The closer I’m getting to my 30s, the more I’m interested (read obsessed) in skincare and I’ve been so excited reading about ingredients behind any skincare product that I buy or come across.

At the beginning of this year, I volunteered to try out the products from a newly launched NZ skincare brand called Lemon & Beaker (Well! Isn’t that what a beauty blogger’s job is!!!). I was excited to try out a new skincare brand not only because it was all natural, but because it was also cruelty-free, vegan and packaged in glass which means recyclable! When I signed up for this, I had no idea what the products looked like, not even the packaging, or how good (or bad) it might perform on my skin, but having had a pleasant experience with other NZ-made brands, I had quite high hopes for this one. The other impressive point was the fact that the products were developed by a lady who had a Bachelors in Chemistry and knew what really worked etc.20190411_214823-01IMG_20190204_222044_482

After using each of these products for a good amount of time, I have noticed I can get away with no makeup at all most days because my skin is much clearer and brighter, plus the pores around my nose and cheeks have significantly reduced. Although I love putting on makeup, I prefer to not use it all the times because I get super lazy taking it off at the end of the day and I also feel daily use of makeup has never done anyone’s skin much good.

So after a lot of trial and testing of each of these products from Lemon & Beaker, here’s my review on them:

  • Foaming Deep Cleanser with Lemon Essential Oil- $36NZD:20190204_195113-01.jpeg

I absolutely love the fact that the product comes in a bottle with a pump which means that I can control the amount I need to use each time. The product has a gel-like consistency but becomes foamy when you apply it on wet skin. The fragrance is very citrusy and gives an ultimate pick-me-up feel. I feel that my skin feels very clean and bright every time I use it and this is the first step in my skincare routine both morning and night. I use one pump in the morning and two pumps at night to make sure my face is squeaky clean after a long day of being out in the sun, dirt and air-con. This is definitely my favourite product from the brand.

  • Hydrating Toner with Rose Essential Oil- $39NZD:20190204_195258-01

It has taken me quite a good amount of time to understand the importance of toner in a skincare routine, and now it’s a must for me both morning & night. This toner has rose essential oil in it and you need to shake well before putting it on a cotton pad and gently pat onto your skin. Sometimes I also just pour a small amount into my hand and pat it gently on to my skin with my hands if I don’t have cotton pads with me. I do quite like the product but I would have loved it even more if it came in a spray bottle that I could use to evenly spray it on to my face. Unlike many rose-based products, this toner smells like fresh roses which is a big win for me as I hate the smell of artificial rose fragrance.

  • Vitamin C Serum with Lemon Essential Oil- $46NZD:20190404_202016-01

So this has to be my second favourite product and I give a lot of it to how beautiful it looks in the packaging with lemon peel crystals in it. I use this serum in my morning routine and after toner, I take a small pump of this serum and apply it on to my face and neck. The product is instantly absorbed into my skin and has no sticky or oily feel to it. This is a great option for someone who’s got oily skin but is also very good for dry and combination skin types. Ever since I’ve been using this serum along with the other two that I’ll be talking about, I’ve seen a huge difference in some of my pigmentation around my mouth and how my skin naturally glows.

  • Dual-Blend Repairing Serum with Rose Essential Oil- $46NZD:20190404_201614-01-01

I use this serum in my night time routine only because it made my skin a bit oily due to the essential oil. But over the next few weeks, I’m going to start adding this in my morning skincare routine as it would be a great addition for that extra hydration in the colder and drier months coming our way in NZ. This serum is great to fight free radicals that causes sun damage and pigmentation on the skin. I would suggest this serum to those who have dry skin or someone who likes that natural glow on their face as it definitely isn’t suitable for someone who’s already got oily skin. You need to shake the bottle quickly first before using. I used this in the mornings when it was hot and humid here and I broke out a bit as I started to sweat and the oil and sweat together didn’t go that well. Trying this in summer when it’s so humid, this was probably my least favourite in the range but that is only because my face doesn’t deal with sweat that well.

  • Ageless Serum with Jasmine Essential Oil- $48NZD:IMG_20190404_210741_496

Again, I am a big fan of the beautiful packaging this serum has. Lavender is one of my favourite colours and the bottle just looks so pretty on my vanity. Like the name suggests, this serum fights signs of ageing thus reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improves elasticity of the skin. Like I mentioned earlier, in a couple of years I’ll be turning 30 and I realised this is a good time for me to start with anti-ageing skincare products and this is definitely going to stay in my skincare routine for a long time. The serum has a very mild jasmine smell which is great for someone like me who can’t deal with very strong fragrances. The serum is suitable for all skin types and I apply this along with the dual-blend serum in the night. Of course I can’t tell you if I have less fine lines now or not, but I can definitely say that my skin looks a lot healthier and I don’t know how much of that is because of these serums.

  • Brightening Cream with Rose Essential Oil- $42NZD:

The brightening cream is part of my day and night time skincare routine and I apply this a few seconds after the serum is completely absorbed in my skin.  The brightening cream I am now using and sold everywhere, is different to the first formula I received from Lemon & Beaker initially.  The brightening cream caters to all skin types but doesn’t feel as heavy and thick as the first one I used but equally moisturises the skin. One of the ingredients is Vitamin B3 which is great source for cell regeneration; in short it keeps your skin feeling youthful and fresh.

For the first brightening cream they sent me, I wasn’t initially the biggest fan of it during the day because I felt it to be too thick for me and and it made me sweat around my mouth (any thick cream would do the same thing to me). I blame this on the very hot humid days in NZ. But I noticed it worked wonders when I used it in the night because in the morning I woke up with the best skin ever (this was before I was sent the 3 serums). I did give the feedback to the brand and gladly they were already working on it and changed the formula. Since using the newly formulated brightening cream I have no complaints anymore.20190303_183750

So that was my review on the entire range of Lemon & Beaker skincare products that I’ve been using for a few months now. Using a single brand skincare routine for this entire time definitely helped to make a thorough decision about what I think and how it faired on my skin and I’m so glad I put my hand up to be one of the first to try out this newly launched brand.

If you’re looking for a natural skincare brand, I would highly recommend checking out Lemon & Beaker because it really does work! You can find these products on their website as well as Life Pharmacy and Unichem. I’ve never reviewed a whole lot of skincare products from just a single brand, but there is always a first time. If you find this kind of review useful, do let me know and I’ll do this more often

Do you have a one brand skincare or have you ever thought of trying one?

Disclaimer- Products were sent to me for trial. Like always, my reviews are honest & genuine

 

Wet n Wild- Flights of Fancy Collection| First Impression

Hola,

Wet n Wild has always been a favourite brand of mine. Their products are super affordable yet the brand has never given away on their quality and pigmentation and they are cruelty-free too! From college goers to working professionals, the brand has something for everyone without really having to burn our wallets.

Recently, I was sent this beautiful PR box filled with products from the Wet n wild ‘Flights of Fancy’ collection. The collection is inspired by the Allen’s and Costa hummingbirds and was all things bright and colourful (definitely needed it during this grey and gloomy winter here in NZ). I’m still trying out all these products, but I thought I would give my first impressions on all of these products, since I’ve made my hands dirty with these beauties a couple of times already. Tehehee

Coloricon Baked Blush:

I was blown away by how gorgeous they looked in this revamped packaging.  They came in two shades- one a pink peachy (Don’t filter yourself) one and the other more of a warm golden(Hummingbird hype) tone. They are definitely going to be my go-to during the bright summer days. But for now I would be using them more as a highlight and Hummingbird Hype is my favourite among the two.

Price: NZD $12.99

 

Coloricon Eyeshadow Quads:

There were three different quads in the collection (from L to R)-

  • ‘Hasta La Costa’- This palette is perfect for those who love playing with colours. The green shade is my favourite and I’m planning to do a peacock look with this baby.
  • ‘Stop ruffling my feathers’- I would say this is for those who like to play it safe. The palette has a mix of neutrals but with an added touch of shimmer to take your look from day to night without much effort.
  • ‘Flock Party’- I would say this is in between playing fun and playing safe. Love the cranberry shade in this and infact I used this to create a look which you can see at the end of the post.

The brand is the best when it comes to eyeshadows and you can see the same with these three palettes. They are super pigmented and stay on your eyelids for a good amount of time even without an eye primer.

Price: NZD $6.99

So pigmented even after 4 swipes

 

Coloricon Lip Gloss:

I would be lying if I say I love wearing lip gloss. I’ve always ran away from donning a lipgloss only because I have this annoying habit of licking my lips and this would mean that I would eat off my lip gloss, which would in turn mean I would have to keep reapplying the gloss.

But when I saw the beautiful red shade in this collection, I was tempted to try it out. The floral packaging on the lid was all the more alluring. Sadly two of the shades were not something that would suit my skin tone, I swatched the red shade which is called ‘Love Bird Affair’. The pigmentation is so so good and it gives you that gorgeous plumped up lips look. You don’t always need a cosmetic surgeon for those Kardashian lips!!

Price: NZD $8.99

The last three products were the most interesting one to me.

  • Photofocus Primer Water Spray: I’ve never ever tried a primer in a spray bottle, hence the excitement. When you spray the product, the mist evenly distributes onto your skin and get absorbed fast enough to give you that perfect smooth skin to apply your foundation. It smells good and doesn’t tingle or irritate your skin. I’m so hooked onto this one.      Price: NZD $12.99

 

  • Perfectpout Lip Scrub: This one tastes so goooooood!!!! It smells like watermelon as soon as you open the lid and tastes so good that you would actually feel like eating. It not only smells good but also helped in taking off the dry flaky skin on my lips. This scrub has now become an everyday part of my night time skincare and I’m definitely repurchasing this. Price: NZD $8.99

 

  • P72 makeup brush: I’ve heard such great reviews about the Wet n Wild brushes and when I saw this pretty brush in the box, I was damn excited. Apparently these purple brushes are part of their limited edition and are super soft. I’ve used to apply my brush and it did a wonderful job. Price: NZD $16.99

Here’s the look I created with the products from this collection.

In Natural lighting

 

In artificial lighting

The best part is yet to come! All the Wet n wild products are now available at Farmer’s in New Zealand. You can either find them at selected stores or online on their website. Isn’t that a great news! You don’t have to now wait for your mates to get your these beauties from overseas. If you are looking to buy any of the products mentioned in this post, go ahead and buy it on the Farmer’s website. The entire collection is available just for $79.99 which is a great deal.

My recommendations would be the eyeshadows (super pigmented at a great price),Baked blush (hummingbird hype), the lip scrub(great for chapped and dry lips) and the makeup brush (amazing quality and super soft).

What do you think of Wet n Wild products? Have you tried anything from this collection? Which one are you most excited about? Tell me all about it in the comments.

 

Till then stay awesome

Be Comfortable, Be Stylish- P N Rao’s New Launch in the Market

Hello lovely people,

I know its been ages since I posted anything here and if you follow me on Instagram, you would know the reasons for my absence. I’m not going to get into that now, as I’m here to talk about something that is definitely going to interest a lot of the men readers here. Recently, we were invited to the launch of PN Rao’s launch of their ‘Stretch Fabric’ collection for suits that are specially catered towards the urban men.

About the brand:

PN Rao is an epitome of a classy man’s fashion standards without ever compromising on the ethics and culture set up by Shri P N Rao, who built the brand by encouraging the budding tailors to develop their skills according to the growing demands of the customers. The brand is synonymous for bespoke suits with a rich and successful history of 95 years without ever disappointing the customer’s needs. P N Rao has always answered the need of the fashion industry with introducing the best men’s fashion and setting standards for their competitors.

Now let’s talk a bit about ‘Stretch Fabric’- This is a new entry in the fashion world and would be taking over the consumer world soon. Since, more consumers are looking for sleek, slimmer and snug-fit looks, the stretch fabric is definitely going to cater to such needs.

At the event, Mr. Naveen Pishe and Mr. Ketan Pishe who are partners at PN Rao gave us an insight about how the fabric is different from their counterparts. According to them, the stretch fabric caters to those men who prefer to be suited up for most occasions, be it a corporate meeting, a casual day at work or even various social gatherings and functions like weddings. I’ve come across many men, who love to wear suits on a regular basis, but find them too uncomfortable to sit or eat in. This stretch fabric is well-tailored to put any man at ease with an amazing feel and finish.

The PN Rao partners talking about the Stretch Fabric
The PN Rao partners talking about the Stretch Fabric

Here are some pictures from the event where the PN Rao partners, Mr. Ketan Pishe and Naveen Pishe gave everyone an insight of the fabric design and various ways they could be used in men’s suitings.

With the launch of this comfortable yet stylish fabric, PN Rao has continued to keep up its reputation by getting products to the country of international standards by further strengthening its position in the Indian men’s fashion industry.

Now, if you are a guy and reading this, tell me what you think of the new launch from PN Rao? And if you are a lady, would you love to gift a slim and sleek blazer made out of the stretch fabric to a man you know? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

Till then stay awesome 🙂

PS: The pictures were sent to me by the brand and I do not own any of the pictures.

Bangalore shares it’s love for Music and Scotch|#LoveScotch Event with Anushka Manchanda & Nakul Shenoy

Hello everyone,

I’m sure most of you are watching the nail biting IPL final between RCB and SRH when I’m writing this post, but I had to share with you all the fun Hitesh from team #thattrirpeurbanlife had at the #LoveScotch event this Friday along with the sensational singer, actor Anushka Manchanda and the much sought after mind reader Nakul Shenoy. USL Diageo continued its celebration of #LoveScotch in Bangalore with candid conversations and precious moments around Scotch whisky which began at Permit Room and ended at Arbour Brewing Company.IMG_4139

#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy

The unique flavour and personality of of Scotch Whisky made Anushka and Nakul share their love for their favorite blends. Both the lovely personalities tried their hands behind the bar by creating signature serves and exotic cocktails with the help of United Spirits Reserve Brand Ambassador Andrew Qadri.  Anushka created West Coast Julep made with the iconic Johnnie Walker Black Label while Nakul made Sunset Cinnamon infused with Black Dog Black Reserve.

We absolutely loved Anushka’s comfy and sporty look. She was wearing an off shoulder dress with white kicks and an absolutely adorable half top knot. She even did an impromptu by singing a song for everyone that made the even more interesting and fun. Nakul, on the other hand grabbed everyone’s eyes by his wonderful mind reading skills that got everyone mind boggled for sure.

#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy

While speaking to our team, she mentioned her connection with her favorite drink Johnnie Walker Black Label. She stated “Scotch is the world’s favourite whisky and my love for it is timeless. My father’s favourite Scotch Whisky is Johnnie Walker Black Label and hence mine too! Whenever and wherever I globe trot I always bring him a bottle of his favorite Scotch Whisky and It’s almost like a ritual now. It’s the first whisky I knew, and the one I enjoy sipping the most.”

#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy

On the other hand, this was what Nakul Shenoy had to say about his love for scotch whisky- “I enjoy and savour my glass of Vat 69 Scotch Whisky. It embodies the spirit of being unique and doing things differently which resonates with me. The pub crawl was amazing fun and a great way to showcase our love for Scotch Whisky. I now realize it is no easy task to make cocktails as it needs skill and technique to do so. Whether neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail, there is no right or wrong way to drink Scotch whisky, as long as you enjoy it, that’s all that matters.”

#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy- Hitesh with Anushka
#LoveScotch with Anushka Manchanda and Nakul Shenoy- Hitesh with Anushka

It was a lot of fun this time all the more for the music and great people around. Anushka and Nakul surely did make sure to let everyone know why they love their Scotch so much. Here are a few cocktail recipes, that you might want to try the next time you have your Scotch Whisky:

  1. Black and White: Orange and Mint Julep45ml Black and White, 4 slices of orange, 8-10 mint leaves, topped with Ginger ale. This drink is built in a hi-ball glass over cubed ice and stirred quickly before service.
  2. Black Dog Black Reserve: Sunset Cinnamon

    45ml Black Dog Black Reserve, 10 ml Cinnamon syrup, 2 of Maraschino Cherries, 5 dashes Angostura bitters. Stir all the ingredients over ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

  3.  Black Label: West Coast Julep45ml Johnnie Walker Black Label, 20 ml ginger infused honey syrup, 30ml apple juice, 10 fresh mint leaves, 5 ml lime juice. Add all ingredients to shaker and shake hard. Then double strain into a rocks glass, add crushed ice and serve with a fresh mint sprig garnish.

Scotch is world’s favorite whisky, with 95 million cases sold across 256 countries. Around the world, consumers enjoy Scotch in many different ways. Share your favorite way of drinking whisky with us in the comments section below and wait for the next post to know more about events happening  in the city.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @thattrip_e_urbanlife  for latest pictures and live updates on Twitter @shopaholibond.

PIC COURTESY: The Sling Shots Company

Till then stay awesome 😀

Disclaimer: The legal age for drinking in India is 25 years in most states. This post in no way encourages anyone to drink or promote underage drinking. Drink responsibly and don’t drive after alcohol consumption.

A Blockbuster Superphone with Supertainment|Le 1s Eco| New Launch

Hello everyone,

If you follow me on Snapchat (aishwaryamohan7) or Instagram, you’ll know that I recently attended the launch of Le 1s Eco at the famous Mehboob Studios in Mumbai which was an event filled with great lights, bollywood performances and of course lots of glitz and glamour too. (PS: I saw Siddharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez real close :D)

I have already reviewed the LeEco Le 1s and you can read my views about it Here and Here. The new Le 1s Eco looks somewhat the same as it’s predecessor except for a slight difference in it’s look but there’s a lot more it offers than any other phone you would find in the market in terms of entertainment. Now you may be wondering a phone with entertainment means, it’s music player or video player. But no! It’s a lot more than that. Want to know how? Le 1s ECO- flash sale, supertainment, blockbuster phone

During the launch event, we got to know that LeEco has partnered with Eros Now, which is one of the biggest production houses bringing some of the best movies in theares and now Le 1s Eco users can access to more than 2000 movies through Levidi app on their new phones. Not just movies, but all users will have access to 100+ TV channels on the LIVE app,  another partnership with Yupp TV. For all music lovers, in collaboration with Hungama Music, now you can also listen to millions of songs ranging from English, Hindi and many other languages right on your Le 1s Eco phone through the LeMusic app. The cool part that attracted me the most is that you can even witness LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS through your phone without worrying about buying tickets or travelling anywhere. All from the comfort of your home with just this wonderful phone!Le 1s ECO- flash sale, supertainment, blockbuster phone

Le 1s ECO- flash sale, supertainment, blockbuster phone

Le 1s ECO- flash sale, supertainment, blockbuster phone

As part of its LeEco Membership, users also also get 5TB of cloud storage space! All this for just 490 INR per month or 4900 INR per year. But wait! Here’s the awesome part, all these features along with the phone would come up to 10999 + 4900 INR but NO, the cool people from LeEco decided to give us all these awesome things for just 9999 INR which is a really great deal. A really stylish looking phone along with so many good features from good camera to good entertainment or I must say #Supertainment for just 9999 INR is the best ever deal one can find in the current market.Le 1s ECO- flash sale, supertainment, blockbuster phone

Le 1s ECO- flash sale, supertainment, blockbuster phone

Le 1s ECO- flash sale, supertainment, blockbuster phone

So if you are impressed by LeEco’s Blockbuster phone just like me, then you definitely need to head over to Flipkart for their upcoming FLASH SALE. You’ll need to register yourself to participate in the FLASH SALE and you can get the Le 1s Eco along with 1 year of LeEco Membership for all the #Supertainment content for worth 4900 INR for just an amount of 9999 INR!. The first and second flash sales on 12th and 19th May were great successes and I’m sure this Superphone is going to be a super duper hit just like their previous ones. Now go grab your Le 1s Eco soon before it goes out of stock!

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

#UnlimitedSummerLooks with Unlimited stores|Blogger’s Meet

Hola,

So many stores are coming up with such amazing summer collections that I just cannot stop myself from shopping every month. Last week, I got to attend the unveiling of the summer collection at the Unlimited Stores located at Indiranagar, Bangalore and trust me you guys, I was so happy to see the vibrant collection they had for both men and women at such affordable prices. I have previously collaborated with Unlimited Stores last year for their #3Kunlimited Challenge and I’d thoroughly enjoyed taking up the challenge and styling myself.

Brands at Unlimited: 

The Family Fashion store aims to enrich the lifestyle of Indians by offering meaningful fashion at Smart Prices. The Unlimited store offers the latest fashion for the whole family ranging from Formals for men through Brands like “Excalibur”, “Geoffrey Beene”, “Cherokee”,“Ruggers”, “Colt” , “Karigari” ,”Anahi”,“Bronz” “Sugr” . As far as the Kids collection goes there is “Cherokee Kids”, “Donuts” & “Day to Day” which offer great variety at smart prices!

Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection

About the event:

The event started with foot tapping and bang and when i say bang, I literally mean it, all thanks to the fun African congo players who also made sure that everybody tap their feet to their rhythm.

Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection

After some crazy cardio, we were addressed by the CEO of Arvind Ltd who briefed us about the brand and the new collection. After that, a few of the fellow Bangalore bloggers styled the models in their choice of outfits from the Summer collection. Here are a few of my favorites from the styling session.

Unlimited stores summer collection
Smrithi-Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Nilu-Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Prashant -Unlimited stores summer collection

The men’s collection was something that really impressed me. With all that vibrant prints, I was honestly lured in buying some printed shirts to style myself in and very soon I’m going back to the store for that 😀

Unlimited stores summer collection
Me and Priyanjana-Unlimited stores summer collection

After, the styling session was obviously the photo session. When so many bloggers from the city come together, how could we miss a chance to strike a pose for the camera! With quirky comic bubbles and an amazing summery backdrop, we took tons of pictures and selfies and was also treated with chilled virgin mojitos, yummy red velvet cupcakes and macarons.

Here is a brief description of the collection from the store that I loved the most:

Ethnic Wear: A perfect blend of distinct style with bold and colorful ethnic prints is offered by two brands named as Karigari and Anahi. Karigari range includes styles that celebrate the contemporary Indian in you! And Anahi range is adorned with exquisite embroideries for occasion wear that reflects authenticity.

Jeans Wear/Denim Wear: The ranges dominated with Indigoes in the collection from solids, checked and printed shirts, stripes, and hoodies as a colour palette. I really loved the men’s shirts which were vibrant and perfect for summers.

We were also treated with a cute goodie basket filled with summer essentials like pressed juices, organic honey, flowers and gift cards which ofcourse I used to do my bit of damage 🙂

Unlimited stores summer collection
Bangalore Bloggers-Unlimited stores summer collection

The whole event was fun-filled and I got to meet some lovely fellow bloggers there too. Make sure to checkout their summer collection in your city if you are from the South India and or all those who live in other parts of the country, don’t you worry because they have plans to open new stores very soon by the end of this year. 🙂

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

COUPONZETA- Coupons, deals and lots more| Website Review

Hello everyone,

For most of us in India, online shopping came in as a life saviour and trust me you all, in this busy lifestyle, it surely does help us get all that we want right from the comfort of our couch. In few of my previous posts I have spoken about how websites offer you coupons, discounts and deals to give you maximum benefits from your shopping and if you haven’t read them, click here and here to know about paybacks and coupons.

My love for online shopping introduced me to yet another website named COUPON ZETA, that provides you coupons, deals and discounts while shopping online.

couponzeta
couponzeta

About COUPONZETA: 

CouponZeta is a new well designed and user focused Coupon & Deal website that offers Coupons, Promo Codes and Deals for hundreds of Indian online stores. The website offers the best coupons from many popular online stores like Dominos, Amazon, Nykaa, abof, Snapdeal, Jabong, Flipkart, Trendin, Zivame, Clovia, American swan and lots more.

I absolutely enjoy websites that are user friendly and don’t have much navigation involved to search for a particular product. CouponZeta has a very easy-to-navigate website and all you have to do it is to just follow these quick and easy steps to search for your favorite website’s coupons and deals:

  1. Go to the search bar at the top right hand corner and type your favorite store’s name
  2. The deals and coupons will be displayed once you press enter
  3. Select the deal that you prefer and click on “ACTIVATE DEAL”
  4. a new page will open up with the coupon code on it. Copy the code and then click on the website link on the same page that will take you to your preferred online store.
  5. While checking out from the store, apply the COUPON CODE and that’s it, you just saved some money 😀

    couponzeta
    couponzeta

Aren’t these steps super easy??? They also have a wide variety of CATEGORIES like Fashion, food, electronics and even offers on mobile and DTH recharges. COUPONZETA in short makes sure that you have everything you name it right on their website without much hassle. I have already made some purchases through Nearbuy (formerly known as Groupon) . Apart from searching coupons, they even display the current deals going on and daily hot deals that you can avail which is amazing.

couponzeta
couponzeta

I have already made some purchase on Nykaa through couponzeta and have got some really nice deals on my shopping cart. If you are someone like me who love to shop online, make sure to checkout CouponZeta.in to save yourself from going broke every month 🙂

If you have tried couponzeta before, do let me know in the comments below or tell me what you like the most about such websites in general.

Till then stay awesome 🙂

 

 

Brunch Ready with Polka Love|FACE OF THE MONTH- PART2

Hello ladies,

If you have read my previous post, you would know that I have started a new series called  the “FACE OF THE MONTH” where I would be featuring street style fashion from someone among you and this month’s pretty face is Arpitha Ram. I have already styled her in a work wear look and you can read the post HERE.

The Part 2 of this post is all about summer brunch looks. Summer is all about colors this year and pastel shades are making quite a rage on the runway too. Polka dots are something that is quite a versatile trend and I feel no matter how advanced we get in the fashion industry, polka dots will always be a significant part of this industry. They look great on most of the body types provided you choose the right size of polka dots.

Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look

Here, Arpitha is wearing a cute blue dress with black polka dots and the length of the dress is perfect for a flirty brunch look and to add some more summer vibes, I have given her a coral handbag and black see through kitten heels. For minimal accessorizing, we have added a golden neckpiece, a dainty pearl bracelet,a pair of blue ear studs and a low bun updo.

Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look

Makeup should always be kept minimal during summers, especially during the day time since your skin needs to breathe and with all that sweat, the pores tend to get blocked more if you put heavy makeup. Try to go for BB/CC creams instead of full coverage foundations and make sure to use a good compact or translucent powder to keep the oiliness away.

Hope, you liked this new series and would look forward to the next month’s face of the month too. As mentioned in the previous post, if you would like to be featured in the next post, do send me an email at thattripeurbanlife@gmail.com and you can be the next one featured on the blog. All the pretty pictures have been taken by THE SLING SHOTS COMPANY on my blog.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Back to Mono|Face of the Month|New Monthly Series- Part 1

Hello everyone,

This post was something that was in my  mind from a few months but for some or the other reason, it wasn’t getting executed. Finally when my friend’s sister agreed to help me with it, I was more than happy to work on it right away. You must be wondering what I’m talking about right???

Well, I have decided to start a monthly series called “FACE OF THE MONTH”, where I would be featuring street style fashion from regular working women and men, bloggers and even the gorgeous home makers from all over the country. I do not know if I can convince people to pose for me every month but I would try my best to get this series successful as much as possible.

So, the FACE OF THE MONTH for May is ARPITHA RAM, who is a software engineer in an IT firm in Bangalore and looks gorgeous in both Indian and western outfits and was so awesome to work with during the entire shoot. I wanted her to be in utmost comfort in the outfits I styled for her and hence, went for easy summer looks that can be worn to office and casual brunch events with your friends and family.

The first look is appropriate for all office goers and is the perfect combination of monochrome patterns. I asked Arpitha to take her most comfiest long kurti out along with a Palazzo. Palazzos are great to be paired with long and short kurtis/kurtas and can also be styled with so many other variants like crop tops, regular tees or even a nice off shoulder top. Since it was a Work Look, a white cotton kurti was the best option. You might ask, why Black for Summers? Well, if you choose the right summer fabric,like in this case it was cotton, I think even black can be soothing to your skin and since most of us stay in the air conditioned office, colors aren’t much of a worry. Plus, according to me, black is a color that can make anyone look chic yet professional.2016-04-25_00.05.27

Just to give it a bit of Indo-Western look, the outfit was styled with a crop jacket which had the same monochrome pattern to it. Being a very comfortable, yet stylish look, we went for flats instead of heels and added some pretty Jhumkas and silver and red bangles and little BINDI for some Indian touch to it. The right accessories can amp up your MONOCHROME LOOK to a different level. The plain and simple black and white combo can be quite experimental if you play with your accessories from jewellery to footwear to even the handbags you carry. And don’t forget to put on some red lips and guess what, even your office look would be talked about among your colleagues and you will certainly look unique and well-groomed.2016-04-24_22.54.47

Work Look for summers
Work Look for summers

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This was the first look, I styled for her with minimal makeup and the PART 2 of it will be live tomorrow.  The look is super simple and would look good on anyone with any kind of body type. You can even experiment with other monochrome colors like blue and pink, yellow and pink and so many more. If anyone of you is interested to be featured on the blog for the “Face of the Month” series, both men and women, please do email me at “thattripeurbanlife@gmail.com” with the subject line as FACE OF THE MONTH and I shall be more than happy to welcome you to my blogging family.

Comment below to give your feedback about this look and any queries you may have and I would be glad to answer them for you all. Also don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the updates about the upcoming posts.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

PAC Cosmetics First Impressions| Mini Review|Best Affordable Makeup Brand

Hello ladies,

There are so many makeup brands coming up with new launches every other day but not every day would you find a brand that sells international grade makeup products at a pocket friendly price. PAC COSMETICS or Professional Artist Cosmetics, a German brand created by 3 Indians has a vision to provide quality products at the optimum price range possible throughout the world.

When PAC Cosmetics sent me some of their makeup products and tools I was ecstatic to try them all as I’ve previously used one of their makeup brushes which is compared with the much raved MAC brushes, but obviously at a much lower price. I’m still new to makeup and buying high-end makeup products is not something that I prefer now, hence PAC cosmetics was the best thing that happened to me. You want to know why? Read my review or first impressions about all the PAC products here…

PAC Cosmetics Review
PAC Cosmetics Review
  1. PAC Beauty Blender: You know how we all dream of owning the original Beauty Blender but still many of us can’t due to it’s ridiculously high price. Well, PAC Cosmetics will solve that problem for you all as this product is so affordable and works wonders for your BASE GAME. The packaging is so cute and adorable, that any girl would fall in love with it at the very first look. I have used many other beauty blender dupes, but none of them ever came so close to the real beauty blender. The PAC beauty blender expands quite large once it’s soaked in water and is damn soft on the skin. There’s no streakiness or patchiness when you blend your foundation or concealer with this sponge and makes the base look super flawless. You can buy this here.
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    PAC Cosmetics Review

    PAC Cosmetics Review
    PAC Cosmetics Review
  2. Mini Blender Sponges: First of all, can we just adore these cute little things. Oh my god! they are so so adorable but don’t you just get deceived by these cuties as they are bombs when they are worked on the nooks and corners of your face for blending your base. The packet consists of 4 different shaped mini sponges and each can be used for under eyes, nose etc. Buy this Here.

    PAC Cosmetics Review
    PAC Cosmetics Review
  3. Liquid Liner Pen: Honestly, I suck at winged liner but with this amazing product, my wing game has become a lot easier and I can spend less time with the struggle. The eyeliner stays for a minimum of 4-5 hours and does not budge easily. It can be compared with the colossal liner but I would still prefer this as the pen is long and precise. You can get yours here.
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    PAC Cosmetics Review

    PAC Cosmetics review
    PAC Cosmetics review
  4.  Highshine Liquid Liner: I wasn’t much impressed with this liner as compared to the Liner Pen. I found it a bit difficult to apply, but that’s maybe due to my lack of skills. Also the lasting power isn’t that great too. It starts peeling off and creases after a while especially if you have oily eye lids. Get yours here.

    PAC Cosmetics Review
    PAC Cosmetics Review
  5. Intense Auto Kohl & Longlasting Kohl Pencil: These two products are each 350 Rs worth and are so good! The intense auto kohl is super pigmented and lasts all day long without smudging. It is auto retractable and has a smudger at the other end to give you those sexy smokey eye looks. The Kohl pencil is a sharpenable pigmented black eye pencil with a smudging tip at the other end. The jet black pigmentation is perfect to line your waterline as well as tightline your upper waterline. Buy them from Here .

    PAC Cosmetics Review
    PAC Cosmetics Review

All the products I received are really impressing and I must admit, in the recent years, I haven’t come across any brand that has come up with such great quality makeup products and accessories. Apart from these products, tey also have a wide range of makeup brushes, lip post and what not and they are easily available on Amazon and Flipkart. I am definitely going to checkout these products soon and maybe post another review using the new products.

PAC Cosmetics review
PAC Cosmetics review

If you have tried PAC Cosmetics, do comment below and tell me what you think of them and which is your favorite product. I am so far in love with PAC and the country is raving about it too.

Till then stay awesome 😀