{BEAUTY} Garnier Micellar Water – A Review

Sheikhland is one happening city, where one event follows another. What I enjoy the most about the events is getting ready for them and to try new make up looks but what I hate the most is the part where at the end of the tiring day, you have to put in so much effort to get rid of all the make up.
And so I was delighted to discover a hidden drugstore gem which saves me good 20 minutes of removing make up in the night by making it a super-easy task and which is becoming very popular in the beauty community.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing water it is ladies!
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But before I go any further on my review of this product, let us see what micellar water actually means.
Micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. And if you want to read in depth about how it works, check out this on Huffingtonpost.com –
It is easily comparable to the famous Bioderma makeup remover but at a drugstore price.
I used to be very loyal to the Bioderma makeup remover and this was after trying quite a few other makeup removing products in the market. So, I was pretty surprised … well pleasantly surprised to see such an amazing dupe for it in the drugstore.
You get 400 ml of product, costs AED 36 and it lasts for 200 uses on an average. The product is pretty gentle on the skin and you don’t have to scrub your face with it. But it doesn’t completely remove waterproof mascara that well. But other than that it pretty much breaks down your makeup. And icing on the cake is that no rinsing is required after using it.
You get a mini size too which is great for travel. What is great about it is that, it doesn’t leave my face feeling dry, but in fact makes my skin feel both clean and moisturised after I use it.
All in all, a product totally worth trying. Infact Garnier has recently come out with another version of the micellar water, which is their oil-infused micellar water and I am so looking forward to try that too.
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So, until I see you in my next post, take good care of yourself and never ever sleep with make-up on.
Toodles
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{BEAUTY} How to Apply Lipstick like a Pro

My obsession with lipsticks is no news. And the fact that my belief in this piece of colour is as strong as some of the greatest women achievers have had, makes me have much more confidence in how a lipstick can change your confidence game.
 
There are days when I feel so down and out but as soon as I put a bright lipstick on, it works like magic and changes my mood. Whether I want to play a subtle nerdy look or a sexy mama or the girl next door, a lipstick in the correct shade does wonders to make me just look the way I want to. Such is the power of lipsticks. And today we are going to talk about a brand which is nothing else but lipsticks … well let me call it ‘awesome lipsticks’ and can’t be better a name than ‘Lipstick Queen; for it. What say you?
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So, recently I had the pleasure of being invited to a Lipstick application masterclass by Celebrity makeup artist Sarah Jane, in collaboration with ‘Lipstick Queen’. As cool as this brand is, as cool is the story of the woman behind it – Poppy King. Well, for the story, go ahead and google but cannot not ention her famous quote on the lipsticks, which I so agree with –
 
”FOR ME, NOTHING IS AS GLAMOROUS OR AS EMPOWERING
AS LIPSTICK.
It doesn’t just brighten up my face, it fires up my confidence, making me feel like I can take on the world! My mission is to help you feel the same way! Ever since I fell in love with the transformational power of a simple slick of lipstick, I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect textures and shades to express every facet of a woman’s personality. There’s a lipstick for every mood, every occasion and every outfit and I am devoted to helping you find them.”

– Poppy King

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So much so I love lipsticks, I never knew the tips and tricks for that flawless lipstick application and I am glad to  my rescue came Celebrity makeup artist Sarah Jane, who has done makeup for various Hollywood movies and editorials. The icing on the cake was to be able to play with the interesting range of lipsticks from Lipstick Queen, whilst learning how to master the art of applying it.

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So here are some tips that I learnt  to achieve that perfect pout.

1. Scrub your lips before applying a matte or liquid lipstick. (Rodial does a great lip scrub in a pen form, easy to apply and carry it around)

2. Sometimes lips have a grey or brown undertone. Apply foundation on the lips to even out the undertones.

3. Use a lip-liner to line your lips and fill your lips in with it. It helps to stay the lipstick put for a long time and helps avoiding bleeding of lipstick too.

(Lipstick queen does a very cool invisible liner – absolutely worth checking out)

4. Apply lipstick and then buff it with powder after covering your lips with a tissue. It helps in getting the excess lipstick off and provides a beautiful finished look.

6. To fill in the corners properly, use an angled brush.

5. If you want to make your lips look fuller, apply highlighter on the cupids bow and around the mouth.

Talking about what I love about Lipstick queen lipsticks now: they do some very cool treatment lipsticks that keep your lips moisturised whilst adding some colour. By the way, this range looks super cool – Hello Sailor (Blue), Frog Prince (Green) and Bete Noire (Blackberry)

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If you apply them before applying a matt lipstick, it helps your lips against dryness. By the way, the matt range of LQ looks super-glam and the best thing about it is that the lipsticks contain Vitamin E and Apricot Oil to ensure that lips remain moisturized and supple. The final addition of Peppermint Oil adds a clean and subtle scent.

Also I find their glosses from the ‘seven deadly sins’ pretty interesting as they claim a Rich, dramatic coverage with a weightless, non-sticky textureUltra-glossy formula hydrates and protects with Cranberry Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Rosemary Extract for a truly tempting pout:Tantalizing, trendsetting shades that are wickedly wearable.

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Wow … I am so excited to try out all the above and share my views with you in this space. For now, I hope you enjoyed the tips in here. What are your favourite lipsticks? Do you have any lovely tip for lipstick application? Do share it in the comments.

So, until I see you next, take care, stay beautiful and flaunt a sexy pout with the brightest lipstick. Life is too short to have boring lips.

 

{FEATURED STORE} Level Kids

Hola beautiful people!
 
Yours truly is just back from a beautiful trip to the charismatic city of Barcelona and is back in love with life again. All you mommies to the naughty toddlers, I am sure you can hear the emotions above (LOL)
 
Well … a photo-story on my Barcelona trip will be up here soon but today let’s talk about shopping for the little ones – something which makes me grin ear to ear with happiness and drives me nuts at the same time. Blame the kind of lovely things available for the kids these days – good enough to make any mommy go crazy with choices and decisions.
 
And one such store, where I want to go and feel like every single thing is Level Kids in Citywalk – a huge three-storeyed store with over 200 designer brands for the kids between 0 to 12 years of age. Infact Level kids is not just a store but an experience for the kids and the entire family.
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The unique concept store extends over three floors: one dedicated to premium luxury brands, one to contemporary designers also featuring a shoe area and a third floor dedicated to urban trend brands with a specific area for new-born and nursery products.
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Level Kids includes specialised services ensuring an enjoyable experience for both the kids and their parents: a spa, a photo studio, a birthday room, a classroom hosting a variety of activities, a VIC room, a concierge, a kid’s play area in addition to a custom gifting area.
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What I absolutely love about the store is the amazing décor of a different theme at every floor! I feel like Alice in wonderland when I am at Level Kids and my little one cannot stop exploring and enjoying all the fun things around the store.
 
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Also it’s a one-stop shop for every damn thing that you might wanna buy for your kids. The store showcases almost every designer brand that you can think of – Armani junior, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Carolina Herrara, Roberto Cavalli to name a few.
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So, all you shopaholic mommies, do visit this awesome store and I bet you are gonna love it as much as I do.
 
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Follow Level Kids on Instagram at @LevelKids and get to know the latest on all the fun kids’ activities they keep organising from time to time.
 
Until I see you next,
 
Toodles

{Beauty} Sally Hansen Launches a Limited Edition Nudes Collection

Sipping on a watermelon and mint cooler on this very hot summer afternoon in the Sheikhland, I say hello to all you lovely people from the blogosphere. Hope all is well. Summer is in full bloom in my corner of the world and it is torturous to go out for a walk for even 5 minutes. Talk about the dreadful Dubai heat but in this blog post, I am going to talk about some very cool nail paint shades from the Sally Hansen Nudes collection, which is a limited edition.

 

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Call it a coincidence but it is nudes and pastels that I am loving for my nails this summer and so when I got sent these nail paints by Sally Hansen, I was absolutely excited to try out this range.

 

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I simply love how elegant and chic a nude nail paint looks and the best part is that it matches with anything and everything that you wear.

 

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That’s why Sally Hansen has dedicated a whole collection to these beauty favorites: The limited Nudes Collection consists of six soft nude shades that flatter any complexion and skin tone.

 

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Rather the Snow White type? Then you should choose nude tones with delicate shades of pink.

 

“Sweet Talker” and “Pink Pong” emphasize the pink undertone of your skin without letting it appear pale.

 

“Almost Almond” and “Brown Nose” are the ideal companions for medium skin colors and provide the nails with a shiny “kissed by the sun” look.

 

“Camelflage” and “Branch Out” perfectly match darker skin tones. A light, creamy color and a dark chocolate create a warm and feminine effect – and result in a delightful decorative contrast.

 

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The limited Sally Hansen Nudes Collection from the Complete Salon Manicure Series with itstrademark 7-in- 1-formula will be available in June 2016.

 

On Counter: June

Price: 39 AED

Point of Sales: Wojooh, Lifestyle, Carrefour

So hurry up ladies and grab your hands on this gorgeous limited edition before it goes off the counters and do stay tuned to check out my ‘nailfies’ wearing these on my Instagram here and on my Snapchat at @ChandniLahoti.

Until I see you next,

 

Toodles

 

 

 

{EVENT} Guess presents its Spring Summer 2016 Collection

GUESS previewed its stunning Spring Summer 2016 collection at a themed fashion show at Al Qasr Hotel, Dubai.

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The setting was gorgeous with Burj Al Arab in the backdrop.
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The collection is casual, comfy and cool.
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I loved how florals and animal prints have been incorporated in the collection.
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The colour-palette is all about whites, pinks and such cool colours – absolutely apt for summer.
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So, visit your nearest Guess Store to check this lovely collection out. Summer is upon is. Keep your fashion GUESS-ing game on!
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Until I see you next,

{EVENT} Cath Kidston Flagship Store Launch

Polka dots, floral prints, pretty little things – I was in heaven when I visited the Cath Kidston Store in the Mall of the Emirates for the inauguration by Mr. Alastair Long (Her Majesty’s Deputy Consul General). The event also marked the launch of its Spring Summer 2016 Collection called ‘Blooming lovely’.
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It is one store that I wanted to buy every single thing from.
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Well who can not love such a whole lot of prettiness?
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Known for the signature nostalgic floral patterns, Cath Kidston Store is a stop shop for homeware, clothes, bags, shoes and even has a kids line.
 
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There are many lovely gift items available too in the store.
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Being a candle-hoarder, I could not stop getting some of this floral printed candles. Now isn’t it simple beautiful?
 
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And look at this super-adorable floral mug.
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So, do explore this lovely store if you too are a fan of pretty things. It’s at Level 2 in the Mall of the emirates.
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Until I see you next,
 
 
 

{GIVEAWAY} Win A Hamper Full of Himalaya Herbals Face Care Products Worth AED 200

Hello lovelies!
How is your day coming along?
If not great yet, I bet with this post you would be all smiles as today I am giving you a chance to WIN FABULOUS SKIN CARE PRODUCTS WORTH AED 200 BY HIMALAYA HERBALS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE.
So recently Himalaya Herbals organised a ‘Face Date with Himalaya’, where I had the opportunity of getting acquainted with many more of their lovely products.
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If you follow me on my social media, you know how much I love their Neem face wash.
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And so I am so excited to try their other products too which include scrubs, masks, day creams, night creams, eye creams to cater to all your facial skin needs.
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Now, are you ready to win all of the goodies you see in the picture below?
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I see you all nodding your pretty heads so here is how you can enter the contest-
Conditions of entry into the Contest
  1. The contest is applicable only to the people living in UAE.
  2. ANSWER the contest question as a comment to the Contest Post on my Facebook Page and SHARE THE CONTEST POST ON FACEBOOK.                                                                                                                                                                                              Question – What is the key ingredient in the Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Wash?
  3. LIKE my Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/ChandniAtTheSheikhLand  andLIKE the Facebook page of Himalaya Herbals Arabia here – https://www.facebook.com/HimalayaHerbalsArabia
4. For extra points, follow me on Instagram at @ChandniLahoti and Himalaya Herbals Arabia at @HimalayaArabia and answer  the contest question as a comment to the contest post. and share the contest post there too tagging me and Himalaya Arabia.
    5. Use hashtags  #HimalayaHerbalsxChandniAtSheikhland  and #PureSkinNaturally in all your entries on Facebook and Instagram.

The contest begins today and the last day of entry is 12th April 2016.

Good luck everyone!:)