I AM SORRY FOR THE EMAIL BLAST!

My dear friends & followers,

I apologize for the email blast you had to face today morning. I was making some changes to my blog, so I hid most of my posts. Then I restored it and I never knew it would be considered as new emails. You must have gotten about 300 emails. Please don’t feel annoyed with me or think of unsubscribing :(…ūüė≥

SORRY… ūüôá.. Won’t happen again..

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Review : Dermal Collagen Essence Sheet Masks (2 variants)!

Hey guys,

Recently Skin18 sent me two Dermal Collagen Essence sheet masks, as part of their ongoing Reviewer Programme (which you can join too, even if you are a newbie blogger (Minimum requirement : 500 followers), by clicking here).

The ones I got were a) Pearl & b) Royal Jelly. These sheet type essence masks offer your skin direct nutrition & is of high quality. They are easy to use and fuss free. Both of these give a snug fit on the face.

The masks are brimming with essence. I found most essence on the mask itself and next to nil dripped inside the pack in the case of the Royal Jelly mask. However, the Pearl one had a more runny type of essence and there was plenty inside the pack, which I took in my hand and massaged into my face.

Both masks have a light, pleasant scent and is cool to touch and non oily. It says here on the pack that it should be applied on cleansed skin.

In detail :

Pearl Mask – This one contains 0.02% Pearl powder, which is supposed to keep the skin fresh, moisturized & bright. It also has 0.2% Hydrolyzed Collagen, among other ingredients. Volume : 23 gms

Dermal essence sheet mask

Royal Jelly Mask – This one contains 1% Royal Jelly extract, which is a complex of various kinds of microelements such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, water etc & supposed to help troubled & tired skin, keeping it soft & healthy. It also has 0.2% Hydrolyzed Collagen, among other ingredients. Volume : 23 gms

Dermal essence sheet mask

I left it on for 20 mins. The Pearl one felt brightening and moisturising while the Royal Jelly one left my skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

I do recommend you try these masks. The only problem I found with it is that both has parabens in them.

Price : $1.40 (Approx AED 5.14) for each of these masks. They are definitely budget friendly.

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Note: These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.

Review : Arabian Gold 3D Henna Cone!

Hey guys,

For this last Eid, my husband got me a special henna cone by the brand Arabian Gold. Two things that were written on the cone, immediately caught my attention :

‚óŹ 3D color
‚óŹ Clean within 2 minutes

Not to mention the extremely colorful packaging!

Arabian Gold henna cone

I was quite intrigued. I always sleep overnight with henna on, so that I can get the most intense color. However, this cone was different. I decided to try it out. As I started applying it, I understood how it works.

It is jet black in color and very shiny on application. It dries pretty fast (even though not in 2 mins as mentioned on the tube) and it looks exactly like a tattoo. It also changes color to a golden-ish color. It’s very pretty to see.

As soon as it is dried, you can peel the design off and the color is absolutely intense!. It’s so surprising. But one thing is sure, this thing contains chemicals.¬† Otherwise it wouldn’t work like this.

These are the designs I did with it :

3D henna design

On top right side, you can see how it looks immediately after application. Then, in the next pic, it has a golden tint. It’s dried & ready for removal.

3D Henna design

On top left side, you can see that I have peeled back a small part & kept it aside.

Here is another surprising thing. It fades fast. The next day itself it faded to the level where normal henna would be on the 5th day or so.

The tube is bigger than a regular henna tube (like the green Singh tube which I usually buy). Overall, I would recommend this henna cone, if you need to get amazing results fast for just an occasion or so.

Price : Rs 25 (A regular cone costs only Rs 10).

I got this from Navaratna Hypermarket, Kerala.

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Do I Need a Kid in My Life?

Hi guys,

This post is a personal discussion between you and I. Have you ever been on the fence about whether or not to have a kid in your life?. Then read ahead :

I never wanted kids in my life… You might wonder what kind of woman am I to say something like that. But it’s the truth. In fact, I know there is a minority in the society consisting of women who share my sentiments. I am writing this for those women..

Today, I am a mother to a 22 months old son. I had him after 4 years of married life. Even after the initial year of my marriage, people had started asking when I am gonna have a kid and it annoyed me a lot. That’s how the Indian society is. My husband said we should enjoy life freely and thus, we put the ‘family planning’ on hold. But after 4 years, hubby said it’s his dream to have a kid and I was shattered. I finally told him I am not ready and nor I ever will be and he was shocked.

We had several discussions, mostly arguements but then he asked me why did I get married if I didn’t want kids.. Hmm, interesting point.¬† Truth is that, I didn’t wanna get married at all but then my parents wanted me to have a support, a husband, a family and I had just gone with the flow.

Anyways long story short, I understood that it’s truly selfish if I didn’t let my husband realize his dreams of being a father. Then I became a mom. Our son, Eshaan, was born in 2015 and it was just amazing ūüĎ∂

A little bundle of joy indeed, something I would have missed out on if I had decided to never have kids. I realized a lot of things after actually being a mom and I will discuss it with you now. It might help you to finally make your own decision. Here they are below in points :

‚óŹ First and foremost thing is that a child becomes your future. Something to look forward to… Something to live for….

‚óŹ When you are old and needs support,¬† it’s your child(ren) who will look after you.¬† Well, that’s the hope atleast. We can’t predict at all, how the future would be but you can raise a child with values and they will respect you forever.

‚óŹ You grow with them. Children teach a lot of things to us too. My son has taught me to be a better person..

‚󏬆 The joy that you experience when they develop each day, do/say something new is inexplicable. Even their smile lights up your day. Every moment, a memory created, to be relived another day..

‚óŹ A child is a happiness maker. Recently, I noticed how sensitive my son is to my moods. When I am sad, he calls me, gets my attention, kisses me and generally just distracts me from whatever I am sad about. I am incredibly amazed by how much a kid understands even from such a young age.

‚óŹ The fact that this little person comes to you for comfort is just adorable. They need you and you can’t help but need them back.

‚óŹ When I hold my son, I just feel complete. I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s like a puzzle that’s complete, now that he has come into my life..

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‚óŹ Since becoming a mom, I realize how big this role is. I now respect my mom more.

‚óŹ Kids are one of God’s most precious gifts. They keep amazing you each day..

‚óŹ Sometimes I just want him to sleep, so that I can rest. But once he does sleep, I surprise myself when I feel a longing to hold him again and play with him..

‚óŹ A child brings more love into the family. The love between you and your hubby increases like ten fold ¬†ūüíĎ

These are but a few points that I wish to convey to you. By the way, motherhood isn’t just happiness. It’s tough. It definitely is. I believe that when I am discussing it, I should discuss it all & not just paint a picture of joy.

‚óŹ Be ready to be responsible. You have a little person depending on you. That’s huge.

‚óŹ Be ready to get your patience tested. Sometimes I just wanna rip my hair apart. That’s how much my son makes me go nuts, by being stubborn. But I need to learn patience. I am slowly doing it and that’s why I said earlier that he makes me a better person.

‚óŹ Be ready to learn that your kid is an individual, one with his/her own viewpoints, that might clash with your’s.

In another two¬† years, my son would be ready for school and God only knows how I would cope with that. More responsibility,¬† more madness & craziness coming up in my life. But then again, I am happy. That’s what truly matters…

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Five ailments that can be naturally cured by supplements!

Supplements have long existed to help treat various ailments. They have also been used as the basis of some pharmaceutical companies in developing common medicines. You can find supplements either as tablets, capsules, soft gels or in liquid or powder form. But whether you eat them or drink them, they help add nutritional content to your diet.

Supplements

Aside from supplying vitamins and minerals that are needed by the body, supplements can also be taken when you are suffering from these ailments.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome –¬†Abdominal pain along with diarrhea or constipation is never a good feeling. It‚Äôs a sure sign that there is something wrong with your bowel system. One of the ways that this can be helped is by taking in Psyllium Powder. This can be ingested as a capsule or taken in powder form and mixed into your food or drinks. Psyllium adds fiber to the body to help with the symptoms of constipation as well as diarrhea.

Sleeping Problems РIf you’re experiencing difficulty in sleeping then it’s time you consider magnesium supplements. Magnesium is known for its healing properties and this includes sleeping problems. We lose magnesium through certain foods that we eat and drink such as alcohol, caffeine, and some medications. Taking in additional magnesium can help in the production of melatonin, which then helps you sleep better.

Flu – When it comes to treating the flu, check out elderberry supplements. The one responsible for this is an elderberry extract called Sambucol. It helps boost your immune system, thereby preventing the virus to further spread. Flu symptoms are reduced in as early as two days. Plus, they have an anti-inflammatory effect, which helps lessen aches, pains, and fever.

Colds РThe common cold is truly a common ailment that has been experienced by most, if not all, people. And when it comes to colds, Vitamin C is one of the most prescribed supplements. It’s available as a pill, tablet, juice, and cough drop as well as in other forms. Taking Vitamin C will help reduce the number of days that you’ll experience colds as well as reduce its severity. So make sure that you take your daily dose but do consult with your doctor first.

Chronic Pain –¬†Cannabidiol (CBD) is making waves in the field of medicine as it is now being identified to potentially treat different types of conditions. But while there are still scientific and clinical studies that have to be done,¬†CBD Crystals¬†have already been used to treat various conditions including chronic pain. CBD Crystals are ingested through vaping or dabbing and you don‚Äôt have to wait long to experience the effects. For those who have concerns regarding CBD, you don‚Äôt have to worry as these are safe and do not contain any psychoactive elements.

There are a lot of supplements for different types of ailments. Just be sure to check this with your doctor before taking any. And as always, take supplements together with healthy foods. Your health is important, so practice living a healthy lifestyle and say goodbye to these ailments.

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Giveaway : $150 PayPal cash! (Open worldwide)

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Welcome to the $150 Paypal giveaway event!

This great group of bloggers have come together to bring one awesome giveaway prize, to one lucky winner! We are very happy to have a $150 Paypal prize, up for grabs!

THANK YOU for participating and good luck, my dear friends and followers!

The Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive $150.00 via Paypal (The winner will also have the option of choosing cash by mail, or a gift card of choice.)


Enter with the easy form, below:

Disclosure:¬†The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil’ Blog and More will be sending the¬†prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway.

This giveaway starts September 5th, 2017, and will end on September 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form. Open to Worldwide entries.

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Back To School Looks For Young Girls and Tweens!

September is around the corner which means the start of school is upon us! Have you given any thought to the wardrobe for the young lady in your life? We hate to be vain, but starting back to school feeling confident (yet comfortable) is a must. Start the school year off right by choosing from some of these top 5 looks.

Are the clothes you are buying keeping up with the latest trends? Browsing through department stores don’t do us any favors. Some department stores have clothing options from two seasons ago on their racks. Enter the boutique. Boutiques offer a bevy of benefits that shopping at a big time department store lacks. Such as, quality products, unique fashions, and super personalized customer service. Don’t drag your youngster or tween to the mall this year consider outfitting her wardrobe with a unique individualized style.

So what are the top fashion finds for young girls this season?. Hint: It‚Äôs All About The Boutique ūüôā

‚ÄĘ Leggings‚ÄĒ Come on, even as adults we love a good pair of leggings. Leggings are a must have for any young girl. Wearing leggings under a skirt or dress keep girls feeling comfortable during gym class or on the playground. Leggings can also be worn as a comfortable pair of pants with a long knit top. Mixing and matching with leggings makes getting dressed in the morning a piece of cake. Shake it up, and wear basic solid leggings with a pattered top. Feeling extra bold? Try a pair of patterned leggings with a more basic top. No matter what choice, you can be sure your youngster will feel stylish and comfortable all day long.

Leggings

‚ÄĘ Dresses‚ÄĒFor the little girl that loves to dress up find the perfect school dresses to add to her wardrobe. Pair them with leggings or tights to get more wear out of them as the seasons change. We are loving this look from Mustard Pie Dresses for something that can be worn anywhere, dressed up or dressed down. Don‚Äôt have a school-aged daughter yet? Mustard Pie Dresses can keep your littlest one in style too with their unique patterns and fun colors.

‚ÄĘ Trendy T-Shirts‚ÄĒDon‚Äôt put your child in yet another basic tee, step it up a notch with one of these trendy t-shirts. Mix and match with leggings, skirts, or pants for a comfortable and unique look. T-shirts make great layering pieces by wearing them with a cardigan or sweater your trendy t-shirt can be seen all year long.

‚ÄĘ Printed Skirts‚ÄĒSwitch things up with a ruffled skirt like the one you see here. You can check it out more skirts like this at a young girls boutique. Skirts are another stellar option to be paired with leggings. Avoid having exposed legs on those brisk fall mornings. Or take advantage of the last few months of summer, and rock this beauty with a cute pair of sandals or flats, no leggings necessary. The ruffled look is a feminine yet classic style that gives your child‚Äôs wardrobe a timeless look.

‚ÄĘ Statement Making Headband‚ÄĒFinish off the look with a statement piece headband. Headbands have a functional yet fashionable use. Keep hair out of the eyes and away from the face while lending a little something extra to your style. Choosing a headband should be an easy choice because you the main goal is comfortability. If you pick an uncomfortable headband it will find a permanent home in a bathroom drawer, as opposed to your daughter head. Headbands can be dressed up or down. Worn with jeans and a t-shirt to provide a little pop, or matched with a favorite dress to give the look a polished finish.

Make going back to school fun this year by adding these trendy options to the school wardrobe.

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Four Tips to Choosing the Best Futon for Comfort!

When choosing for a bed or futon to sleep on, we all want something that will give us maximum comfort. After all, having a comfortable place to put our head on at night can greatly help in having a long, satisfying sleep. There are many options when it comes to choices in bed. Some people may prefer a sofa bed; some may also prefer a futon mattress.

Each has his own preferences and needs with regards to firmness or design. But when it comes to a futon, we all want something that is easy to assemble, long-lasting, affordable, and most importantly, comfortable.

If you are currently on the lookout for a good futon, here are some tips you need to know in choosing the most comfortable futon.

1.‚Äč Determine‚Äč ‚Äčwhat‚Äč ‚Äčyou‚Äč ‚Äčare‚Äč ‚Äčusing‚Äč ‚Äčit‚Äč ‚Äčfor – Perhaps, the most important tip that will help you find the best comfortable futon is to know first what you are using it for. Will you be using it as your bed every day? How often are you going to be using it? Or maybe, you are only going to use it on certain times or if any friends or a relative crashes in your home. Knowing this first hand will help you know what you need and help you decide on what to buy when you are given a lot of options.

2.‚Äč Choose‚Äč ‚Äčsomething‚Äč ‚Äčthat‚Äč ‚Äčfits‚Äč ‚Äčthe‚Äč ‚Äčvibe‚Äč ‚Äčin‚Äč ‚Äčyour‚Äč ‚Äčroom – The things that we easily get connect with are those that fits our personality. When we design a certain part of the house, especially the bedroom, we try to incorporate it with color palettes or themes that set a tone. We choose something that fits our mood, personality, or just the general vibe of our personal space. When choosing a futon, find something that fits your personality.

3.‚Äč Choose‚Äč ‚Äčthe‚Äč ‚Äčthickness‚Äč ‚Äčthat‚Äč ‚Äčyou‚Äč ‚Äčdesire – It all boils down to what you prefer. Some people may want their futon mattress to be as thick as possible, but some also prefer to have thin ones. Before purchasing one, try to go check some futons that are displayed in stores and check out what level of thickness you want. Most futons now are no longer lumpy and have layers of sturdy foam. Nevertheless, check out the comfort level every thickness it provides before purchasing one.

4.‚Äč Consider‚Äč ‚Äčthe‚Äč ‚Äčversatility‚Äč ‚Äčof‚Äč ‚Äčthe‚Äč ‚Äčfuton – One of the best things in life is those that have many purposes. For futons, the best ones are
those that are versatile. Choose something that you can reassemble as a sofa if you are not using it as a bed. Some people may have to consider smaller stuff for their own spaces and having a futon that can be easily reassembled to something else would be a great one.

Futons are technically lighter, which makes it easier to move around the house. This also comes in handy when you have visitors at home. You can consider futons as a temporary set of furniture, and can easily be folded if it is not needed.

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Five Ways‚Äč ‚ÄčThat‚Äč ‚ÄčPurchasing‚Äč ‚ÄčLife‚Äč ‚ÄčInsurance‚Äč ‚ÄčCan‚Äč ‚ÄčBenefit‚Äč ‚ÄčYour‚Äč ‚ÄčFamily!

A life insurance basically works as a coverage or protection against financial loss that would inevitably occur due to the insured¬īs premature death. Upon the insured’s death, the beneficiaries then receive the proceeds, helping them transition smoothly without facing a financial burden. A life insurance policy can also serve as a saving option, allowing you to use your proceeds as you please when the policy matures. If you have a family, it is of utmost importance for you to purchase life insurance!. Need we tell you why? Well, here are 5 ways that purchasing life insurance can benefit your family! For best term life insurance quotes, the recommended thing to do is take a look online and get a few different quotes.

1.‚Äč ‚ÄčHelps‚Äč ‚Äčcover‚Äč ‚Äčyour‚Äč ‚Äčfuneral‚Äč ‚Äčcosts

Funerals can prove to be extremely expensive costing anywhere in between $1,000 to $9,000. Now, you wouldn’t want your family members to cough up that sort of amount now, would you?. It would be difficult for them to do that especially if you were the sole breadwinner in the family. If you purchase a life insurance, it may not entirely cover your funeral costs; however, it can still prove to be of huge help to your family during a crisis.

2.‚Äč ‚ÄčProtects‚Äč ‚Äčyour‚Äč ‚Äčloved‚Äč ‚Äčones‚Äč ‚Äčby‚Äč ‚Äčacting‚Äč ‚Äčas‚Äč ‚Äča‚Äč ‚Äčreplacement‚Äč ‚Äčfor‚Äč ‚Äčyour‚Äč ‚Äčincome

If you are the sole breadwinner in your family, your passing away could make it extremely difficult for your family members to survive. Your family members will no longer be able to rely on your earnings and it will get difficult for them to sustain their living standard. It is inevitable for them to end up facing difficult financial troubles. Therefore, if you are worried about your child’s future and want to help provide for them in the future, you must consider signing up for a life insurance policy. They will still receive monetary benefits after your passing away.

3.‚Äč ‚ÄčLife‚Äč ‚Äčinsurance‚Äč ‚Äčcan‚Äč ‚Äčwork‚Äč ‚Äčas‚Äč ‚Äča‚Äč ‚Äčform‚Äč ‚Äčof‚Äč ‚Äčinheritance

Life insurance can work as a form of inheritance for your loved ones. You don’t have to worry about acquiring assets and properties to pass down to your heirs; a life insurance policy can work similarly to those assets. All that will be required for you to do is to name the beneficiaries of the insurance money. The beneficiaries will then inherit the money after your death.

4.‚Äč ‚ÄčPurchasing‚Äč ‚Äčlife‚Äč ‚Äčinsurance‚Äč ‚Äčcan‚Äč ‚Äčhelp‚Äč ‚Äčyour‚Äč ‚Äčfamily‚Äč ‚Äčpay‚Äč ‚Äčoff‚Äč ‚Äčloans‚Äč ‚Äčand‚Äč ‚Äčoutstanding‚Äč ‚Äčdebts

A life insurance policy can not only help cover everyday living expenses, it can be effectively used to pay off outstanding debts as well. For instance, there might be a loan you wouldn’t want your children or spouse to be burdened with when you pass away; a life insurance can take care of that! Insurance can not only be used to pay for everyday expenses, it can also be used to cover the mortgage, credit card bills etc. And, your family won’t have to sell the abode they¬īre living in just to stay solvent.

5.‚Äč ‚ÄčProvides‚Äč ‚Äčfinancial‚Äč ‚Äčsecurity

Any parent would want his/her child to be taken care of when he/she isn’t there to do it himself/herself. For instance, a parent will want to take care of his/her child’s education, marriage, and business start-up plans. A life insurance takes care of such matters and allows a parent to allot certain amount of money to his/her child’s ventures upon his/her death.

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Five Tips to a Quick Morning Haircare Routine!

Getting ready in the morning can feel like a chore, especially if you did not have enough sleep the night before. The last thing that you want to do in the morning when you are still sleepy is take time on doing your hair before you head out the door to work. This article will provide some great tips to completing a quick morning hair care routine that will leave your hair looking gorgeous all day long.

Determine your hair type. Is your hair dry, brittle, oily, or normal? If you have oily skin and tend to have an oily scalp by mid-day, leaving your tresses looking limp and tired, you will want to invest in a great shampoo formulated specifically for oily hair. There are many great options on the market so you will surely be able to find the best shampoo for oily hair that will fit right into your morning routine. When you find a shampoo that will work well for your hair type, be sure to look for a conditioner as well. Conditioner can help smooth your hair and eliminate frizz.

Use a comb on wet hair. One of the biggest mistakes that women make is taking a brush to a head of wet hair. A brush can pull at your hair strands and break them. Your hair brush can also cause damage to your hair strands when wet so the best option is to use a comb. Start by coming out the bottom of your hair strands to make sure there are no knots. Once complete, comb out your hair from the top of your head and down to the end of your hair strands.

Use a towel to dab off excess water. You may find that drops of water will spill on to your shoulders or floor when you comb out your wet hair. This is normal as your hair will soak up water. Use a towel to dab off extra water. This will speed up the drying process.

Use a hair dryer and round brush. The mornings tend to be hectic and styling your hair is not something that you want to take a great deal of time to complete. By drying your hair with a hair dryer and using a round brush at the same time, you can eliminate a step and save time. Instead of drying your hair and then using a curling iron or flat iron to complete your look, use a round brush to smooth out your locks and add a slight curl at the bottom. It will take some time to learn this technique but once you get it perfected, you will not fret about doing your hair in the morning anymore.

Spray with product. After you have dried and round brushed your hair, you can now apply a styling product that will hold the look all day. Spritz on a light layer of hairspray or add some nice smelling fragrance by spritzing yourself with a perfumed spray.

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