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Monday, 15 January 2018

My GlamEgo NYE Resolution

1/15/2018 1 Comments
Hola familia!

You guys already know that I am huge make-up junkie and keep hoarding make-up and beauty products from all kinds of brands. But since I am always broke (and not proud of it :p), it gets difficult for me to buy make-up regularly. I liked last month's GlamEgo box so much that I could not resist getting one this month as well. What's amazing about subscription boxes is that you don't need to put too much thought into what brands you need to buy since GlamEgo ensures that you get to try some really cool products. And of course, at very affordable rates! All you need to do is take their 30 second quiz for them to understand what kind of products suit your skin and your needs and voila! A box is curated just for you!


I chose the 299 INR box again which had 4 products. I really liked this month's box better than the December box because it also contained a lip gloss in one of my favorite shades! Eeeee! I know, right! Exciting! Scroll down for more!


The January box is all about NYE resolutions and one of my resolutions this year is to maintain myself better and actually work towards getting healthier skin. This month's box has the following products -

  • Bio Bloom Face Radiance Oil
  • Bella Voste Lip Gloss
  • Natural Bath and Body Nourishment Cream
  • Macaffeine Shower Gel




  • Bio Bloom Face Radiance Oil - What really caught my eye is the really cute packaging this face radiance oil came with. The oil contains no chemicals and is 100% herbal. Add a few drops on your palm and apply it on your face for 30 mins or leave it overnight. I have just started using this product and my skin feels quite healthy since winter season always leaves my skin dry. 
  • Mcaffeine Shower Gel - This gel is perfect for someone who extensively travels and can't afford to carry heavy products. I have used it once and I love the fragrance and is moisturizing enough. I had heard so much about Mcaffeine products and I am glad I got to try this shower gel.




  • Bella Voste Lip Gloss - I was on cloud nine when I saw the shade of this product! I always go loud and bold on my lips and this shade called the Mercier Rouge was perfect for me. The texture is pretty creamy and helped me with my chapped lips, but the pigmentation was a bit disappointing. I wished it was darker and lasted longer, still a good product for the price.
  • Natural Bath and Body Vital Nourishment Cream - My skin tends to become ridiculously dry and malnourished in cold winters. I applied this product and I could feel that my skin felt moisturized. Grapefruit is meant to detox, lighten and brighten your skin. I had already tried their green clay mask and really liked it. This one seems promising too!




I really adore the packaging of GlamEgo subscription box. They come up with a new, relevant theme each month and this month, as you can see, has a list of new year resolutions. What are you waiting for? Get your own box now!

Love,
Hand On The Hip

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Body Raaga - a journey to remember!

1/11/2018 2 Comments
Hey lovelies!

I have had a crazy couple of weeks. From visiting in-laws, parents, relatives and friends to spending time with the new hubsy to packing all my things to wrapping up things at work, I have had such a hectic schedule of late. I was like, gaaaah! I need some "me" time! Just when I was looking for the perfect way to relax and recharge, my bud Aish recommended a magical place that drove away all of my tension. LITERALLY! If you are looking for a mini getaway to a place where no one will find you, then you should scroll down.


So, yeah, I spent a good 2-3 hours at the Body Raaga spa in Aloft Hotel, Whitefield this Sunday getting myself some next level pampering. I am going to fall short of words to describe how amazing the massage actually was! But since this is a blog and words are everything, I think I should at least try :D For starters, the ambiance was so heavenly and as I entered the spa, I could feel the calmness in the air. They have a beautiful decor with a lot of Buddha statues, some antique showpieces and herbal fragrances everywhere.

I recently heard one of my bride-to-be friends rant about the stress she's going through at the moment and how a massage could help her calm her nerves. I was so excited to tell her about Body Raaga and their services that she's already on her way there! If you are in a similar place in your life, then do spend some time at this spa and it's going to be a journey you'll remember forever.





The treatment I got is called the De-Stress Massage and Body Cocoon. It's priced at 4K and I definitely think it's a bit expensive, but with coupons from LittleApp I am sure you can manage to get a discount and even if you don't, it's worth it.

  • It started with a soothing de-stress massage where the masseuse applied oil all over my body and worked her charm. I usually have a lot of knots in my neck, back and shoulder area and she effortlessly managed to make them disappear. 
  • The next item on the agenda was a body scrub. She massaged my entire body with a brown scrub that helped cleanse all the impurities in me.
  • Finally, I was oiled with lotion and wrapped in a cocoon that transported me to a different world. I literally fell asleep and felt so calm from the inside.

Personally I am the biggest massage addict you will find in your vicinity and have been getting it done once a month. But I don't think it's such a great idea to get massages done frequently as it weakens your muscles. But with Body Raaga, there was no turning back. I felt so refreshed after those three hours of bliss. I am definitely going back! 


On that note, lemme sign off by saying, "Escape to tranquility"!

Love,
Hand On The Hip

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Springfield and Women'Secret are back again!

12/26/2017 4 Comments
Hi peeps!

Do you guys remember my visit to Sprinfield and Women'Secret a few months ago? You can refresh your memory here. For those of you though Phoenix Marketcity was too far, then I have some great news for you. For all you South Bangaloreans out there, Vega City in JP Nagar now has Springfield and Women'Secret! Exciting much? I was at the launch event last week and I had a blast! Scroll down for all the scoop!

This time I had way more fun than the last launch event because of all my blogger buds who made the event more memorable. We tried on some of the merch and took crazy pics. The collection is very wearable and girl-next-door-ish. I tried on a knit top and a jacket and it looked amazing! Springfield also has a great range of belts, bags and shoes that one could kill for! Do check out their store for more.












We also headed over to the Women'Secret store and it was an absolute treat for our eyes to be there. The lingerie was pretty as always, but the accessories were drool-worthy. A lot of their stuff is Snoopy inspired or dog themed which was adorable. They have some exciting offers going on as well. Hurry!




Me and my ladies had a bonanza! We picked up some interesting stuff as well. Springfield and Women'Secret might be a bit pricey though. But if you wanna splurge on some unique and fresh clothing and accessories, then why not? Go nuts this holiday season!

Love,
Hand On The Hip