Month: January 2016

My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com!

Hello Divas,

My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com
My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com

With this EOSS sale, I went crazy shopping from everywhere. If you are following me on Snapchat (id – erica.eleganza) you will know how I shopped like there is No tomorrow. I have been doing Online shopping from the time I’ve become a beauty blogger. Online shopping + shifting to a new home have made me super lazy to go anywhere. And why go somewhere when you have such a huge variety online. So it happened this way that I crossed my limits on shopping and every day there is this new courier fella coming to my doorstep. My mom was super angry that I was spending so much. So I thought I’ll restrict myself. I was really eyeing this “PUMA” tee on Jabong.com which was on a major discount. I didn’t know what to do I just added it to my wishlist and kept coming to Jabong every day admiring it and going back.  I think the UNIVERSE heard me and Jabong guys offered me Jabong Coupons to shop with them and share the experience.

My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com
My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com

So along with the “Puma” tee I ordered As ORIGINAL track pants from American Swan because I thought the pair will rock as a Zumba Outfit. I received my order within 3 days. I don’t need to introduce Jabong.com I guess by now all of us know what is Jabong.com?  Jabong has always provided on time delivery and I swear by this website for shipping, quality and variety. I can tell you this because I have been shopping from this website from past 3years and it never failed me. I didn’t have a single bad experience with Jabong yet *touchwood* and I hope it continues.

My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com
My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com

Honestly, if it wasn’t Jabong! I personally would have never gone to a PUMA store to purchase a tee from them. That’s because a store will never get me such a huge discount on their brand. I bought this using the Jabong coupons on discount for Rs. 649 and the actually MRP is Rs. 999.  The As Original trackpants too priced 1499 INR and I got them for 613 INR. I felt like I bagged a great deal. Everything came intact with the tags, nicely bubble wrapped and the products were all genuine.

My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com
My Online Shopping Experience with Jabong.com

And this is my SNAPCHAT picture when I wore this to Zumba the other day. All my friends loved my outfit and asked where did I get my stuff from? The clothes were extremely comfy and it fit me to the T. Jabong.com is currently offering great discounts on Sports brands like NIKE, PUMA, REEBOK, ADIDAS etc. There is a sale upto 80% off with free shipping on most brands. Jabong is my go to website whenever it comes to shopping on brands. I am sure to find discounts here. Need I say more? My picture says it all.  So if you are still waiting for my final verdict. Yes, JABONG is my favourite shopping destination. Hands down!

Lots of Love!

Ric

<3

 *PR Sample – Honest Review – Best of my Knowledge!

Where to Shop Beautiful Formal Gown Dresses this Wedding Season? Beformal.com.au

Beformal.com.au

Hello gorgeousness,

I’ve been too busy with the wedding season lately. Always running out of clothes to wear, I have so less when it comes to ethnic and almost nil when it comes to gown and formal dresses. So the other day my bestie asked me where she can find Formal Dress Shops? As she is getting married soon, she wants one or two for a cocktail party and reception. Honestly, I didn’t know any place and I thought being a beauty & fashion blogger it would be a shame if I cannot help her out. C’mon she trusted me to advice her with a good place to shop. So I thought this will be a good opportunity to do a little homework plus it will be helpful for my marriage too. I searched a lot online for plus size formal dresses as she is plus size (No, I am not). It’s a task to find dresses for plus size. After a lot of research work and help from blogger friends, I came across this website called http://www.beformal.com.au/ This website was started in the year 2013 and serves across the world. They have got millions of products and customers who purchases from their range of Formal dresses Australia, wedding gowns, mother of the bride dresses, prom dresses etc.. You would now think that it is going to be expensive to purchase dresses online. I have compared the prices myself and they offer the best dresses in wholesale rate.

plus size formal dresses/gowns
plus size formal dresses/gowns

The best part is they have dresses for all age, size and occasion. I was shocked to see the plus size formal dresses Australia variety on this website. They have some breathtaking formal dresses and gowns. My friend was puzzled looking at their collection. It was difficult for her to pick just ‘one’. In India, its absolutely difficult to get good plus size formal dresses and gowns for a bride. Usually, the collection is too tacky, too tight or too old-fashioned. The good thing about getting a dress from this website is that they customise the dresses according to your size. Yippie! What a sigh of relief isn’t it? If you are a plus size woman and looking for formal dresses go follow this link http://www.beformal.com.au/list/plus-size-formal-dresses-c113338/

formal dresses Australia
formal dresses Australia

If you are like me, I mean ladies with size between S to L. Rejoice! We have lots to shop from here. I am sure you will be jaw dropped with the pictures I am going to show you.

formal dresses/gowns
formal dresses/gowns
formal dresses/ gowns
formal dresses/gowns

Did you see that? Just imagine the collection at the website for us. They have the latest trends in beautiful shades for us beauties. Its next to impossible to find such gowns in the Indian market. They have all possible colours with good detailing work.  If you’re looking for a dress/gown to ‘rock’ at your friend’s cocktail party. Do follow this link http://www.beformal.com.au/list/formal-dresses-c113329/

So what do you think about the collection? If you have any query regarding the price, shipping etc. Do let me know, I would help you in the best possible manner.

 PR sent but my review is honest, best of my knowledge!

Be Your Own Version of Beautiful!

We have noticed that many of us continuously look for ways to look better. No doubt, it’s important to pamper yourself and take great care of your skin. But have you ever noticed that most successful ones or the happiest people are not always the ones who have super glowing or flawless skin. Take a deep look. They don’t even have thick hair or great figure and yet they seem to enjoy life and live to the fullest. And you know what? That’s the only thing that matters.

If you feel that you are always under the insecure or negative blanket, you should definitely give few minutes of you time and read this. You never know, this may change your ways of perceiving life. Being beautiful is all about feeling beautiful. Sure, you can feel that you are beautiful, and you must but here are some daily tips that will add fuel to your self worth.

BE YOURSELF-  many of us sometimes feel that we are not the best so how can one be one’s own self? You need to stop comparing yourself with others. You must know that you are worth the best and that you have everything in you that the other person has. Do not go out to impress anyone as all such efforts prove to be futile and frustrating with time. We always want to be loved. Stop looking for it, rather give love to people. You will see a multitude of self confidence increasing in yourself as people will start valuing you. Everybody needs love, try to be a giver and accept yourself and embrace your very own qualities. You are you and you are not mean to be someone else.

 EDUCATE YOURSELF-  now we do not mean that you go to a college or get some expensive degrees. Education comes in all form. Spend your time reading or learning new things. Be so busy to make yourself in to a better person that you have no time to look out for any flaw in your physical appearance. You must have noticed that one of the most important persons in your life is not the one with the most beautiful skin, but with the most beautiful mind. Read blogs, magazines, books, news paper, cook or do anything to make yourself into a better person than what you were yesterday. Have a goal.

EXCERCISE- You need not join a gym, you need not invest money into buying expensive thing! All you need to do is take out some time to give your body what it deserves. Even if its 15 sit ups a day, do it. Walk for twenty minutes at least. You will notice a lot of changes in your looks.

YOUR HAIR-  yes it does matter. Not that significantly though but a little lower on the priority list. Get a good hair cut and keep yourself clean. Try to take a shower daily and inspire others.

Being beautiful is all about having that attitude!

Guest Post!

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’Hara Review

Hello beauties,

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’Hara Review

It’s been a long time that I have posted anything. It’s because my life is getting way too eventful with this New Year. There are back to back events and meet-ups with friends and family. My near ones are getting married, met few of my closest blogger friends recently. It was lovely meeting Bidisha and Priyanka. We end up buying less things and more chit-chatting. I also received my FAB BAG which was the December edition. I won the FAB bag in Chicsterdiaries giveaway. It was an awesome feeling and completely unexpected. I was wholly and soully waiting for this product SUGAR MATTE AS HELL LIP CRAYON SCARLETT O’HARA. This one product made the whole December FAB Bag too tempting. I didn’t know which shade was coming to me. I simply prayed to God whatever will come will be the best for me. And I received Scarlett O’Hara which is a lovely true red.

Product Description

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

If excellent coverage and high colour pay-off is what gets you going, you will absolutely love our new Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick that is available in 4 gorgeous shades to suit your taste & your ever-changing mood! Super long-lasting and highly pigmented so you don’t have to worry about constant re-application, this must-have crayon lipstick has a soft texture with a silky matte finish.

  • Feeling confident & sexy? Flaunt a classic red pout with the Scarlett O’ Hara shade – that’s guaranteed to make heads turn

Price – Rs. 799 for 2.8 gms and comes with a sharpener.

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ HaraPackaging – It has a classic black and red packaging. The lipstick is in the form of crayon and also comes with a sharpener which is quite cool.  The shade name is engraved at the end of the crayon. The end of the crayon displays the color of the shade which is absolutely true to the shade.

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

My Experience with Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

To start with, I love the texture of the lipstick. Its not really matte as hell as it claims but soft on lips. However, we still need to exfoliate our lips before we try such lip crayons. The shade is true red which will suit every complexion and brighten any face. Its not a unique shade at all, since I am a red lipstick hoarder I found a dupe in my stash. L’Oreal Pure Reds Pure Scarleto is an exact dupe. So if you have any of these two you can skip the other. L’Oreal on the other hand is quite pricey so you can surely pick this one. I love how ‘pout perfect’ my lips look with this shade. The shade is an exact vintage red which looks great on bare face. The texture is soft on application and settles on matte. Stays upto 5hrs on me with eating and doesn’t go off without a makeup remover. They are truly pigmented and one or two swipes are more than enough to show up completely on lips. The lipcrayons do not transfer as much as other lipsticks do. They do not have any particular fragrance as such. It can settle in fine lines if we do not exfoliate. I would say pick up this shade incase you don’t have a proper red lipstick.  Otherwise, go for other shades like Poison IVY which is quite a unique shade.

Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Scarlett O’ Hara

Pros

  • True red
  • Matte perfect
  • Classic packaging
  • Comes with sharpener
  • Long staying
  • Doesn’t transfer
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Soft on application
  • Looks pout perfect

Cons

  • A bit pricey
  • Can settle on fine lines if we don’t exfoliate

Rating– 4.5/5

Recommendation– This is a lovely true red shade. It’s not a must have shade incase you have lots of reds. But this is great for someone looking for that Vintage red.

How to Pamper Your Skin in Winters

All of us love winter. The lovely breeze and the cozy coffee make our hearts bloom. But with all these we sometimes forget to pamper our skin. Winter has the ability of taking moisture from your skin, making you look dull and lifeless. The question is; are you going to let this happen to you? If your answer is ‘’no’’, which we are quite sure that it is, we recommend you to spare two minutes and rehash things which you are already aware of!

Moisturising is a must for a beautiful skin. With regular practise, you will notice softer and more radiant and glowing skin. Of course the easy way is just dab the cream but a little more knowledge will go a long way. Take a look!

  1. COVERING YOUR FEET AND HANDS AT NIGHT- winter can really make your hands and feet look like those of crows! No offence but we all would agree to this in our deep conscious. Here is how you can combat it. Just apply loads of moisturising cream on your hands and feet. You can apply any cream which suits your skin. Biotique products are good. But if you find them expensive, you may try regular boro-plus. Take huge amount and massage. The trick to get the deep moisture is that you must cover your feet and palm. Wear socks and gloves. This ensures that the moisture sets deep in your pores. Do this daily. Within three to four days, you are bound to notice the difference. Your hands and feet will appear soft and glowy as feather.
  2. MORNING- winter morning is not only restricted to difficulty in getting up, it has the habit of leaving you feel dry. The knuckles, elbows, neck and lips are most affected. Do not worry. Just take the effort of applying your cream on these areas.
  3. POST BATH- so bathing does take away little moisture! Replace your regular soap with moisture laden body wash. After bathing, massage yourself with moisturising cream. You may also choose olive oil. This is extremely important if you are targeting healthy glowing and soft skin. Olive oil can be used on lips as well. It will make it pink naturally with regular usage. Another thing which you must keep in mind is that you must keep your hair dandruff free. If your hair has dandruff, take all the steps to get it removed. It may have severe effect on your skin. A healthy scalp is a prerequisite for a healthy soft skin. Wash your hair at least thrice weekly.
  4. CARRY YOUR MOISTURISING LOTION WITH YOU- so if you are a student or an office goer, you are very much aware that that anything applied in the morning doesn’t last for long. Carry your small handy bottle of cream and apply it after 4-5 hours of first usage. Remember, good skin is never difficult to achieve. Many of us never get it only because we are never persistent in our effort. Love yourself and love your skin. Give it what it deserves.

 

YOU WERE BORN TO SHINE! 🙂

Guest Post!

GET GLOWING SKIN WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT

We all want that perfect skin and flawless complexion. No matter how confident we are, a little pampering always goes a long way in boosting your self esteem. Of course nobody says that confidence is confined to appearance but why not make the use of these inexpensive things and restore that glow you were born with?

You were born with beautiful skin. You were born with those glowing cheeks. Why let pollution and stress take away your deserved charm?

It is never difficult to get glowing skin. The only thing which is required is persistence. Trust us on this part, this is the only thing why many people are victim of bad skin. So take little time out and try these easy tips.

LEMON – now surely this is something you have known since ages. But sometimes you need a little reminder that yes you can do it.

Simply rub lemon juice on your face and neck and leave it on for 10 minutes. A lot of people are sensitive to lemon. You can add little warm water to the juice just to dilute it. This will cut the burning effect, if at all you feel. Wash your face  after 10 minutes with warm water. Try this method for 3-4 times a week.

You can also add honey to the lemon and apply it on your face. Keep this pack on for 20 minutes and wash it with luke warm water. A regular practise will not only leave you with glowing skin, it will also help remove dead cells.

TURMERIC- turmeric has been known as a magical beauty thing since ages. Well, our ancestors were never wrong when they applied turmeric on the brides. You are aware of the effects that it creates. Why not try it on yourself?

Get raw turmeric and make a paste by blending it in the mixture. Take little bit and apply on your face. You may add milk if your skin is not too oily. Leave this paste for 20 minutes and wash with luke warm water.

This method is not recommended for pimple prone skin.

HONEY- glow is much related to moisture. Have you noticed how an oiled surface glows? That’s what honey does to your skin. It is a great moisturiser and has antibacterial properties that also fights skin infection.

Apply plain raw honey on your face and wash it off with cool water after 15-20 minutes. Follow this on a daily basis to get soft, glowing and radiant skin.

CUCUMBER- cucumber has cooling and astringent effect on your skin. It hydrates and gives an overall glow.

Cut the cucumber into thick pieces and rub all over your face and neck. Leave it for half an hour and wash it with running water. This should be done daily for greater benefit. The ones who are sensitive to cold and cough can restrict this method to thrice weekly.

Apart from these you can also try aloe vera juice on your face. Above all, remember to keep your face clean and get adequate sleep.

Get that glow!

Guest post!

LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT WORKING OUT OR CUTTING ON YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD

This is surely not the first time you are coming across such headings and such promises. But there is one thing which is different about this article and that is; it does not ask you to wrap yourself with plastic or eat some ugly looking seeds. There are thousands of long articles on weight loss but honestly who has that much time and patience and that too when you see the same points written in various forms. However, if you are still keen on losing 4-5 kgs, just give 5 minutes of your time and read this simple topic. We do not promise you any flat stomach or killing curves. We promise you overall weight loss in a healthy way.

  1. Small effort– every single effort that you put in goes a long way. Remember nothing goes in vain as your body records all the changes done to its eating habit. If you are into using an elevator, stop there. Try to use the stairs. Now you are not asked to get to the top of the 20th floor by climbing. Just cover some of the distance by using the stairs. If you have to travel to 10th floor, then climb to first three floors, and then take the lift or the elevator. Similarly, try to walk at least 20-30 minutes three to four times a week. This is not too much and by walk, we just mean walk. That’s all.
  2. Eating habits– well, if you are expecting that you will be debarred from gulping down your favourite chocolate drink or your pizza, you are in for a surprise. You may continue to have your delicacies. Just make sure that you have it in the morning before 11 AM and try not to have them more than twice a week. Replace sweets with fruits for deserts. Having morning breakfast is a must. Do not ever skip your breakfast. Have your favourite and large share of meal by latest 10 A.M
  3. Lunch – you can have your lunch as regular. Do not think too much. Just keep one thing in mind that your lunch is not junk food.
  4. Evening snacks– if you have had your lunch by 2 PM, you can have some fruits at 4 PM. Try having oranges or apples.
  5. Dinner– Now this is the main thing about the entire weight loss dilemma. This point must be followed religiously. Have your dinner latest by 7 or 8 PM. This can be little difficult for officer goers but it is not if you are determined. It is going to be not-so-easy initially but with time you will get used to it and your body will accept this routine.

You can have your tea or coffee as regular. Just follow these simple steps on a daily basis. Once in a while you are allowed to cheat when you go for parties or outing. The most important point from this article is that dinner should be consumed by 7 PM. You may also have green tea twice daily to enhance the process. Nothing else is required. In 20 days, you will start seeing the result. It will be slightly difficult in the first week but you are sure to get this result if you keep these points in mind and most importantly, have your dinner before 7-8 PM. Give it a try!  I have religiously followed this routine and lost 5kgs. I am still on way of losing weight. So it’s time you stop being lazy and make 2k16 your year.

 Guest Post!

Become an Entrepreneur with ezebee.com

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,

ezebee.com
ezebee.com

India is a land of creativity. There is so much talent in every corner of our country. There are skilled craftsman and technicians who create handicrafts, toys, dolls, small plastic and paper products. Such people are looking for a platform to display their products without any middlemen. ezebee.com is here to teach us how to make money online. The motive of ezebee.com is to offer free online shop to people who want to sell online. It is a marketplace which brings buyers and sellers together. Many of you may know that I also had a Facebook page/shop called “Beautyholic”. I have stopped working on it as I didn’t have enough funds to create a website and sell my products. There were other online shopping portals which were ready to display my products but charged a high fee for their services. I was left with no option but to let go my dreams of being an Entrepreneur. As ezebee.com happened to me it gave a ray of hope to kickstart again. I am soon going to revive “Beautyholic” and sell products on ezebee.com. ezebee.com is an open platform to sell any kind of products and services without any hidden charges.

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Many of my friends have Instagram and Facebook store where they sell products. We bloggers have to keep bringing new stuff to our blog and buying is part of our lives. There are millions of products available on this website which can be bought easily at the click of your button. It is that easy and yet ezebee.com doesn’t charge any extra fee for the services offered. ezebee.com also gives you free facebook shop along with your free online store. You can also add a facebook widget to your shop. It is not just a marketplace but an awesome social networking site where you get to interact with beauty enthusiasts, fashion bloggers etc. You can share, promote, communicate, collaborate and get help from like-minded people. I think ezebee.com is a great initiative which is not only beneficial to artisans but also to housewives and freelancers. This website has set an example for women empowerment.

ezebee.com
ezebee.com

If you think you need special skills to create an online shop. Believe me! This website is as easy as the name suggests. It is user friendly and very easy to navigate. You do not need to add any designs, everything is readymade. All you need is to sign up, add your images for display. Consumers will have a look at the products, add it to the cart and make payment. The seller directly receives the money in his pocket (I mean bank account) without having to pay a single penny to anyone. The buyer receives the product at his doorstep. ezebee.com also works like just dial they help you trace sellers near your area. So that you can simply visit the seller, check the products and purchase on the spot. No shipping hassles plus you get a view of a live showroom. If anybody asks me “how to make money online”.? I will definitely refer them to this website. Let’s share and care if you find this article useful, introduce this website to anyone you know would be benefitted from this. It can be anyone from your neighbour aunty to your security guard’s wife. They might not be educated so it’s our duty to educate them. Here is how you can Signup and start your very own small business.

ezebee.com
ezebee.com

Lots of Love!

Ric

<3

 

Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

Hello dearies,

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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

I know I have been MIA for a very long time. December went away then New Years got over and now I am writing something almost after a week from New Years. Well, I don’t know what I have been doing lately. I am so busy with my family and friends. I told you my relatives have come from USA so my whole schedule has gone for a toss and blogging has taken a backseat. But I am dedicated to write more from this year and give my best to my blog. So here I am with writing on Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo. Many of my friends kept asking me what shampoo and conditioner I have been using lately for my coloured hair. Well, I keep switching in between conditioners, but this shampoo has been the best stuff I’ve chosen for my hair. My second option was always Streax colorgard shampoo. Both the shampoos work great for me but this is definitely better. I found this awesome product in Beauty Centre Mumbai. I picked it up randomly as it was from Schwarzkopf. I am glad I trusted my gut.

Product Description

  • Provides extra long-lasting colour protection and intensive shine.
  • Smoothes and cares for the hair structure of coloured hair.
  • Radiant and long-lasting colour shine.
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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

Price – I got this for Rs.200 for 400ml from Beauty centre. The price varies everywhere. You can buy this online though.

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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

Packaging – I like the red hot packaging which is also very sturdy. It comes with a flip flop packaging. It is travel friendly. But there is no small bottle available in this. So I guess I’ll take some of the shampoo in a small bottle instead of carrying this big bottle. The packaging looks attractive and stylish.

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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

My Experience with Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo-

Incase you are wondering if I have done any recent hair colouring then let me enlighten you that I have not. I have coloured my hair last year on Christmas. My hair colour has faded a bit but not gone completely. I have invested in many shampoos and conditioners to protect the hair color. I was pretty satisfied with Streax but I wanted something extraordinary. So I thought of picking this up for a try.  With the very first wash my hair felt silky smooth and soft. I was so happy that I was taking pictures and sending to my besties group showing them how soft the hair looked. I can tell you it’s the shampoo because the conditioner was the same old one from Streax that I was using. I couldn’t find the conditioner from Schwarzkopf. The shampoo is bit runny in consistency, it lathers really well. The fragrance is too mild to get noticed. It helps in cleaning the scalpe well and remove oil dirt, grime and greasiness. My hair looks very shiny and soft after shampooing my hair. The colour of my hair looks glossy. Also hair looks sorted and doesn’t get tangles easily as compared to other shampoos I’ve tried. I can run my fingers through my hair. I swear by this shampoo for my highlighted hair. It isn’t that pricey for the quantity it comes. The only problem with this is the availability and the price difference in the retail and online shops.

Pros

  • Colour protection and makes it look glossy
  • Gives smooth and soft hair
  • Cleanse hair thoroughly
  • Doesn’t tangle hair
  • Added shine to overall hair
  • Good quantity
  • Repairs damaged hair
  • Sturdy attractive packaging
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Price variation

Ratings – 5/5

My Recommendation– If you have coloured/highlighted hair and looking for a hair color protecting shampoo try this. I have bought two bottles in my stock so that I don’t run out of stock.

 

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