Giving Back Some Love – Giveaway!

Hey guys,
Thank you for all the love and support I have received so far!! It feels amazing to be able to share everything you really really like with so many people out there!!

I’m hosting a small giveaway on my Instagram to give back the love I’ve received from all of you!!
Here is the link- https://www.instagram.com/p/BHO2vQEDqCv/

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Iam giving away 2 of my favourite makeup products to one of you gorgeous souls.

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The products are:-
1) Maybelline 14 hrs lipstick in the shade 090( Endless Raisin)- MRP 575/-
2) Lakmē 9 to 5 weightless mousse foundation – MRP 575/-

Rules-
1) Follow me on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/p/BHO2vQEDqCv/
2) Repost/Regram the post and tag me and your friends in it!!
3) Tag 5 friends under the post and on the Repost.
4) use the #GiveMeWingsX01
For Extra Brownie points(not Mandatory)
1) Follow and subscribe to my blog
2) Leave a comment under this blog post mentioning your Instagram Id
3) Follow me on Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/Give-Me-Wings-931471500283751/

Winners will be announced on 14 July,2016
Giveaway is open to Indian residents only!!

So, what are you waiting go get reposting!!
P.s- this giveaway is in no way sponsored by the above mentioned brands!!

All the best everyone!! Xx

Love-Barkha

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Glowbox June,2016 review!

Hi everyone,
Have to redo the blog again as the earlier draft got deleted 😞. So here we go…
Glo box is a recently launched subscription box in India. I love subscription boxes so I was happy to redeem the launch offer and get a discount on my subscription box.
I received my box in second week if June (within one week of placing order).
They give all full size products that are herbal. A hand written note from CEO and style expert probably because it was the launch month.
The price range is in the range of other subscription boxes available in India.

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Here is a quick look of what I got in my June, 2016 GloBox.

About GloBox India!(from their website)
GLOBOX Is An Online Subscription Service For Expert Selected Beauty Products. Take The Hassle Out Of Choosing Between Brands And Beauty Products. With A GLOBOX Subscription, You’ll Receive The Best Skin Care, Hair Care And Makeup Products That Are Carefully Selected By Our Beauty Experts To Suit Your Beauty Profile Delivered To Your Door Each Month.And You Never Know, You Could Discover Some New Beauty Essentials! A GLOBOX Also Makes An Easy And Thoughtful Gift For Any Beauty Lover. You Can Now Breathe Easy When You Buy Cosmetics.

From Where To get your own GloBox:-
Order it from www.globox.in

Plans and price:-
There are various plans available:
Monthly – INR 799
3 months- INR 2,247
6 months- INR 4,194
Yearly- INR 7,188

GloBox June, 2016:-
Packaging:
The box is a plain brown cardboard box from the outside but from the inside it is baby pink in color and has GloBox printed all over it in white.
The products are carefully wrapped in bubble wrap for protection.

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Notes from the CEO and Beauty Expert:
They send in cute little hand written notes from the CEO and the beauty expert specifying the details about the products in your box.

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Products in my GloBox:
I received 5 full size products in my GloBox and their details are as follows:-
1) Khaadi Herbal Shampoo (210ml)
2) Biobloom Lavender Soap(100gm)
3) Aryanveda Blemishend cream
4) Oriflame Eyeliner (8ml)
5) Grey Gon 11 lipstick

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Value of this month’s box:-

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My views on the subscription box:-
I am really impressed by GloBox. The fact that they only provide Full Size products in the box is a great feature. Other subscription boxes contain 2 full size and 2 sample size products and I find that irritating as the sample size products don’t even last for a week.
They ask you to fill a beauty profile form at the beginning of the subscription and the beauty expert chooses products for you according to the beauty profile. Other subscription boxes just tend to ignore your beauty profile.
The hand written note from the beauty expert specifies why they chose a particular product for you and it also contains instructions on how to use it.
You can jump on and grab interesting introductory discounts right now.

I can’t wait to unbox the July box. I truly believe this is an amazing gift to myself which I will get to unwrap every month.

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Love – Barkha xx

THREE WAYS TO STYLE A LONG MAXI SIDE SLIT TOP!!

Hey everyone,
I bought this cool Long maxi side slit top from FAB ALLEY and I simply love how versatile it is. You can just go crazy styling this top.

In this post I’m going to style this top in three different ways. So, let’s get going…(before I start, I would like to let all of you know that this post is not in collaboration with any brand)

1) AS A TOP-

In this look I paired the top with simple denim shorts that I bought from VERO MODA. I chose to wear a pair of sequence sneakers with it. To complete the look I wore a simple thin beaded necklace. This is a great look for a brunch or a movie or just a fun day out with friends.

Here are the details of the first look:-
Top- FAB ALLEY
Shorts- VERO MODA
Shoes- MAX FASHION INDIA
Necklace – LIFESTYLE

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2) AS A DRESS-

In this look I simply made the top look like a belt by wearing a thin waist belt over the top. If the slit is too high for you, you can always use safety pins.
This dress can be paired with heels to give it a night gown feel. As you can add in some bling to boost your swag.

Here are the details of my second look:-
Dress- FAB ALLEY
Heels – JABONG
Necklace – BLING LANE
BELT- VERO MODA

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3) AS A SKIRT-

Wear another top to cover the upper portion and use the lower portion as a long side slit maxi dress. I have accessoried this look with a scarf from accessorize. I tied the scarf around my neck in the form of a bow. This is a perfect date look.

Here are the details of my third look:-
Top- H&M
Skirt- FAB ALLEY
Scarf- ACCESSORIZE
Heels- JABONG

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( Concept, styling, editing and modeling – Barkha Vyas)

Hope you liked the three looks I created with a single long maxi side slit top.

Please leave a comment about your views about this post. Don’t forget to follow me for upcoming exciting posts.

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Love-Barkha

Vegetarian/Vegan Hangover remedies

I woke up on Monday morning feeling like a garbage bag!! My head was pounding, I felt nauseated, my body felt like it was Melting away and I didn’t want to get out of bed!
Im sure after 2 days of partying and drinking (weekends) have left you with a hangover!!

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While those amazing hamburgers, sausages, bacon, greasy scrambled eggs are known cures for hangover but all of us can’t indulge in these greasy non vegetarian stuff!!
So here are some remedies for my vegetarian and vegan friends.

1) KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED –
You probably feel like shit and don’t want to put another drop of any liquid inside you body but trust me the reason why you so nauseated is because you are dehydrated. Drink water in regular intervals even if you think that will make you throw up. Just remember to drink some more water after you have throw up. 😉

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2) COCONUT WATER –
Coconut water is rich in Potassium and these elements is what your body is crying out for. Potassium keeps up the salt levels in our body. The bonus of coconut water is that it’s yummy and vegan friendly.

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3) BANANA –
Same as the coconut water, banana is also rich in Potassium and magnesium which makes you feel much better. It is also a great option for vegans and those who are allergic to coconuts.

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4) FRIES
Grease is like heaven for a person who drank a whole lot of alcohol last night. Greasy stomach helps relieving queasy stomach.

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5) MAC AND CHEESE –
It doesn’t matter if the Mac and cheese is store bought, out of can/box or freshly made( this is highly doubtful considering the throbbing headache ,haha haha) just remember to throw in a lot of butter and cheese. The cheese will provide you with the much needed protein and and the grease helps reliving upset stomach.

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6) COFFEE
When alcohol enters your body a chemical acetate is released which causes headaches. Coffee blocks the chemical acetate we hence curing headaches.

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7) GINGER
Ginger might not have a pleasant taste but it’s extremely helpful in relieving nausea. Go for the tastier options like ginger tea and candid ginger.

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8) MISO SOUP
The fermented soup contains loads of healthy bacteria which eases upset stomach. Don’t forget to throw in some vegetables to make it more delicious and healthy.

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9)PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SANDWICH –
The peanut butter will ease tornado rising up in your stomach. Add in some bananas which are rich in Potassium and magnesium. Vegan peanut butter is also available in the market.

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10) SCRAMBLED EGGS-
We know you are hungover and can barely get out of bed but this is a fairly easy option. Throw in some butter in a pan ( don’t care about the amount), crack in some eggs, scramble them up and add in tons of cream. The eggs are rich in protein and the grease will help with the grumpy stomach.

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11) SCRAMBLED TOFU
This is a delightful Vegan recipe. Add some broccoli, red peppers and onions in your Scrambled tofu. These vegetables contain amino acid cysteine which helps in breaking down the alcohol. The tofu is a rich source of protein. You can eat this recipe straight out of a bowl or make it into a burrito.

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12) WATERMELON-
Watermelon has many benefits. They are rich in many vitamins, they help in rehydrating your body, plus you don’t have to cook it and it can be enjoyed by vegan.

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13) MIXED NUTS-
Apart from being pretty easy to get your hands
on these delicious munches are a great source of nutrients and proteins. Everybody enjoys a great snack after drinking.

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So, don’t make those promises to god and yourself that you would never drink again instead just read and try out the hangover remedies!!

Don’t forget to leave a comment telling me about some cool hangover remidies that I missed out!! Give this post a star if you found it helpful and follow me for upcoming exciting posts.

For any suggestions feel free to drop in an email- barkha.vyas06@gmail.com

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Love-Barkha

P.s- the pictures used in this post donot belong to me and I do take ownership of them. However the content is created by me.

L’ORÉAL PARIS VOLUME MILLION LASHES MASCARA REVIEW

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What the Company Claims About the Product:
Don’t just volumize, millionize your lashes with our New mascara: Volume Million Lashes.
The in-built excess wiper removes excess mascara for no clumps and the mill ionizer brush separates lashes for a fanned out lash look.
The Mill ionizer brush has a multitude of bristles to separate lashes for a fanned-out lash effect. The elastomeric applicator is ultra flexible with both long and short bristles to coat each lash evenly from root to tip.
The excess wiper removes excess mascara. It leaves the brush coated with just the right amount of formula to achieve maxed up volume with no overload and no clumps.

         

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Ingredients:
Aqua/Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Cera Carnauba/Carnauba Wax, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Steareth-20, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-10, Soluble Collagen, Silica, Panthenol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, Mica, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide.

Packaging:
The mascara comes in an attractive packaging. The gold and black color packaging is just irresistable and classy. The plastic tube contains a thick wand with short well separated hair brush at the end.

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Price and quantity:
 It started at INR 600/- but is currently priced at INR 850/- for 9.2 ml

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My views on the L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara:
I had heard so much about this product that as soon as my Maybelline Mascara got over, I went ahead and bought myself L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes.
I don’t use false lashes and was therefore looking for a product that could give my Lashes a voluminous, thick and luxurious.
Unlike the other mascaras that leave your Lashes all curled up this one is made by wiper technology brush/wand. The wand doesn’t pick up excess product therefore does not leave the Lashes laden with the product.

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This products fulfills all that can be asked from a luxurious mascara. It lengthens as well as volumizes Lashes. The amazing technology gives a well defined and neat look. It also hold us nicely for an entire day without flaking off. The only disadvantage is that it is not water proof but the water resistant technology works well for me as I don’t have sweaty eye area.

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Pros:
1) Attractive Packaging, with a well designed brush that doesn’t pick up excess product.
2) Minimal clumping of lashes
3) Jet Black Shade
4) Water resistant
5) Holds up well for an entire day
6) Provides amazing volume and length
7) Easy to remove with cleansing milk/makeup remover
8) Provides neat coating

       

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Cons:
1) Expensive
2) Not Waterproof

Final thoughts:
With the amazing and attractive packaging this product is a must try. It’s extra black color and hyper volumizing technology has made them my favourite mascara that I’ve ever used(so far *wink*).

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If you have ever used L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara tell me your experience in the comments.

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Love-Barkha

Lancome Paris – Advanced Genifique

We girls keep looking for the perfect skin care products!! As soon as we reach our mid twenties we start noticing all those signs of aging. Fine lines around the corner of the eyes and mouth and those blemishes. In search of the perfect age rejuvenating serum I came across Lancôme Paris Advanced Génifique Youth activation concentration.

ABOUT LANCÔME PARIS ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING CONCENTRATE

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Advanced Génifique serum targets 10 signs of youthful- looking skin.  It is enriched with new ingredients, Advanced Génifique has been formulated to boost visible signs of youthfulness and to help skin’s recovery during the day and night.

PACKAGING
The serum comes in very attractive packaging. The cardboard cover and instruction pamphlet inside has instructions written in 14 languages. The glass bottle containing the serum has an innovative self-loading dropper delivery system which delivers ideal dose of product. You have to twist to load and click to dispense. There are self explanatory pictures also on the carton to explain the delivery system

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INGREDIENTS

Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Faex Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Levure, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citronellol, Fragrance.

SUITABLE FOR
14 years of research and clinical studies on 34 women shows that the serum is suitable for all skin types for women of multiple ethnicities and ages.

KEY FACTORS
Helps Smoothen fine lines and deep wrinkles, boosts radiance, clarity, evens skin tone, texturizes, increases elasticity, tonicity, firms skin and diminishes sagginess.

             

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HOW TO APPLY ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE
On a perfectly cleansed skin, apply three drops of advanced Génifique serum evenly across your face and neck. Follow this with your regular morning and evening skin care routine.

PRICE AND QUANTITY
Rs 5,982.39/- for 30 ml

MY EXPERIENCE WITH LANCÔME PARIS ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING CONCENTRATE
I have been using this concentrate for 5 months now and have fallen in love with it!!( X0X0). Earlier I was sceptical in trying the product as it is too expensive, but then skin care comes before everything.

                

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The concentrate looks like a milky white gel which is very light in texture and gets absorbed by the skin within seconds. Unlike other serums this one smells amazing. (*Thank God*)
It has a mild floral smell which is achieved by Lancôme by adding extra chemicals.
       
              

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I love the heavy weight glass bottle with a self loading dropper. All I have to do is unscrew the cap and pump out the concentrate ( trust me, it’s super cool and super fun!!)

           

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When I started using the Advanced Génifique, It broke me out for the first 2-3 days. I think that is because the skin takes time to get used to the formula. But after a week’s use I started seeing improvement in my skin. I started getting a lot of complaints. My sister told me that my skin was looking smoother and younger.( And trust me, I never get any compliments from her)

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Pros:-
– Sleek packaging and a silky finish
– self loading dropper
– feels light and smooth
– can be used by women of all ages, ethnicities and skin types.

Cons:-
– Pretty expensive as compared to other serums
– Contains enough alcohol to risk pro- aging skin irritation

To conclude I’d suggest everyone above the age 25 to try the Lancôme Paris Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate irrespective of their skin types.

I hope, all you gorgeous people found this review helpful. Please tell me your views if you have tried this product. Also leave a comment letting me know if you would like to give this concentrate a try. Don’t forget to follow my blog!!

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Love-Barkha xoxo