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THE ONE WITH THE LONGEST LASTING FRAGRANCE IN A BODYWASH

The first thing most people do in the morning to really wake themselves up is to have a cup of coffee, right? Since I’m not a coffee person I’ve always been looking for something else to wake me up so I can start my day off well. Thanks to Fiama Scents I’ve found just that! It really uplifts my mood and makes me feel so refreshed in the mornings & that’s exactly why I love using it. There are two variants – Juniper Berries & Geranium and Mimosa & Neroli body washes. Both smell amazing! And did you know they’re made with touch activated fragrance encapsulation technology? That’s what got me really excited when I tried it for the first time. 


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 Also, like me if you don’t really use perfumes regularly but want to smell great for hours this shower gel is perfect because it lasts for around 8 hours after you shower! I can be out shopping, shooting or just be out and about running errands and I still feel so refreshed. Who wouldn’t love that! The awesome micro fragrance capsules are eco-friendly. You guys know how happy that makes me! Those micro fragrance capsules really help invigorate your senses for hours which is amazing! 

Just the other day I was absolutely caught up with work and then had to tell myself to take a 5 minute break to just clear my head. While I was doing that I got a whiff of a lovely scent and that’s when I realized it was Fiama Scents Mimosa and Neroli Body wash that was lingering even though I used it hours ago in the morning. It still smelt so lovely and instantly made me smile and relax. All thanks to that #TouchActivatedFragranceTechnology that gave me that burst of freshness for up to 8 hours! 

You can find both Fiama Scents across leading retail stores and e-commerce portals in India: SHOP NOW

If using Fiama scents is all I need to wake me up in the mornings & to really keep me feeling refreshed for hours, you have no excuse not to want to go get yourself some too! I’m sure you’re going to love them & you too can smell lovely for up to 8 hours! So, #DilKoDeLift & Happy Showering!


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Fashion

SHEIN INDIA REVIEW / TRY ON HAUL – 5


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Here’s another Shein India try on haul on our Instagram page @DivyaMaben! This time around I only picked a bunch of tops & actually like all of them.

Again, a lot of the pieces ON Shein India may not be the same price I paid. They could be less or more expensive based on the current promotions. I’ve linked all of them for you below anyway.

Here’s a link to everything I’ve bought & the prices:

  1. Neon Lime One Shoulder Strappy Crop Top373

  2. Cartoon Print Sweatshirt432

    3. Wide Hem Asymmetric Shoulder Tee432

    4. Solid Crop Tank Top288

    5. Mock Neck Camo Print T-Shirt- 276

    6. Zebra Print Tunic Tee276

    7. Polka Dot Lettuce Edge Sheer Top288

    8. Neon Lime Fitted Crop Tank Top349

I hope this Shein India try on haul was helpful and can’t wait to share more with all of you. Always keep in mind not everything on Shein is of exceptional quality. It’s surely not too bad to wear a couple times because you do get what you pay for for the most part. Happy Shopping!

Love,

Divya

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Fashion

SHEIN INDIA REVIEW / TRY ON HAUL – 4

Back with another Shein India try on haul on our Instagram page @DivyaMaben! The only one I didn’t like too much was the black tube top because the gold buttons on it weren’t aligned at all.

Again, a lot of the pieces ON Shein India may not be the same price I paid. They could be less or more expensive based on the current promotions. I’ve linked all of them for you below anyway.

Here’s a link to everything I’ve bought & the prices:

  1. SHEIN Black Square Neck Ribbed Knit Tee360

    2. SHEIN Leopard Print Mock Tee360

    3. SHEIN Ripped Detail Raw Hem Sweatshirt504

    4. SHEIN Contrast Trim Leopard Sweater720

    5. SHEIN Color Block Letter Print Sweatshirt432

    6. SHEIN Beige Square Neck Ribbed Knit Tee360

    7. SHEIN Contrast Trim Sweatshirt804

    8. SHEIN Double Breasted Rib Knit Tube Top355

    9. SHEIN Pink Square Neck Ribbed Knit Tee288

I hope the Shein India try on haul was helpful and can’t wait to share more with all of you. Happy Shopping!

Love,

Divya

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Fashion

WINTER LOOKBOOK | FOREVER 21 INDIA


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It’s still really chilly in Bangalore especially in the evening, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking fashionable while staying warm and cozy, right? That’s why I’ve put together this Winter Lookbook with 5 looks to help you look your best this season!

Forever 21 India has everything from cozy sweatshirts, chic cardigans, must have denim jackets, sweater dresses, the coolest boots & so much more for the winter. You can find everything I’m wearing in stores right now or shop online! They’ve just relaunched their website so all the more reason to go check it out & shop, shop, shop!

The biggest perk of living in India, especially in Bangalore is that even in the winters you can wear dresses with a nice jacket and you won’t end up feeling too cold. For starters, a denim jacket & a light cardigan are must haves for the winter here! There are a bunch of different styles and colours to choose from at any Forever 21 India store or online.

Also, I know we all want to be frugal and shop smart, right? So, make sure to pick up pieces you can transition from Winter to Summer like the jumpsuit i’m wearing or those wide legged trousers. Just take the cardigan off and it’ll be perfect to wear on a nice sunny day too!

I hope all of you like the looks I’ve put together and I can’t wait to see all of you look chic and cozy this winter!

Love,

Divya


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5 FACIALS FOR RADIANT SKIN | KOSMODERMA SKIN & HAIR CLINICS


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It’s holiday season & we’re sure you have a bunch of get-togethers, parties & dinners where you’d want to put your best face forward, right? Between all your work and party planning your skin could surely use some extra TLC! Here are 5 facials you can choose from at Kosmoderma Skin & Hair Clinics that will have you glowing well into the New Year!

Rehydrating MediFacial

Issues Addressed:  Dry, Irritated, Dehydrated skin | Sun Burnt, Sun Damaged, Sensitised skin | Dull, Rough skin | Flaking and Scaling | Fine Lines | Shaving Rash | 

About the MediFacial

Packed with water-rich properties, Rehydrating MediFacial brings water content back into your skin and locks that moisture in. It is suitable for anyone looking to get a radiant and supple look.

This procedure uses a mild peel with skin polishing (Microdermabrasion) that removes the surface layers of dead skin and stimulates circulation and collagen production followed by the application of an anti oxidant serum to undo / prevent free radical damage. 

This MediFacial also uses hyaluronic acid and collagen ampule with ionic properties of galvanic current (1 Hyaluronic acid = 1000 molecules of Water).

collagen based mask is applied to the face for firming & rehydrating the skin.

Benefits

  • Hydrates and makes the skin supple

  • Gives a brighter look to the skin

  • Evens out skin tone and texture

  • Smoothens and softens the skin

  • Reduces excess oil production

  • Reduces acne breakout

  • Facilitates better absorption of skin care products

Lightening & Brightening MediFacial

Issues Addressed:  De-tan | Superficial Pigment spots | Sallow looking skin | Dark circles | Tanned skin | Pigmentation from acne, Pregnancy and Pills.

About the MediFacial

All of us are born with skin that is lighter than the skin we end up with as adults. This happens due to sun exposure and environmental damage and sometimes our inherent genetics. 

Brighter skin with that perfect glow can be achieved by fastening the cell rejuvenation process where as lighter skin can be achieved by using skin lightening treatments and products. Kosmoderma’s Lightening & Brightening MediFacial is designed to even out the skin tone and brighten the complexion.  

This MediFacial uses a medical pigment lightening agent with the ionic properties of galvanic current to lighten and brighten the skin. The enzymes that are used are the mildest peeling agents available that restore the radiance of healthy skin. A specialist lightening ampule & mask is applied to further lighten the pigmentation and brighten the skin.

Benefits:

  • Brightens the skin up

  • Evens out skin tone and texture

  • Lightens acne pigmentation

  • Fades dark spots

  • Reduces Melasma & hyperpigmentation

KosmoGlow Treatment

Issues Addressed:  Normal to Sensitized Skin |Dull, Lifeless Skin | Environmentally Damaged Skin 

About the MediFacial

Common factors that cause lustreless skin include smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, dehydration and poor diet. Basically, any trigger that deprives your skin of much-needed oxygen and nutrients will result in dull skin tone. 

KosmoGlow treatment targets dull skin to bring back the glow. It is a popular pre-event treatment at Kosmoderma that restores damaged / normal skin to a healthier, firmer and radiant skin. It offers its goodness to even sensitive skin with no side effects.

Benefits:

  • Removes dead skin cells

  • Fastens cell rejuvenation process

  • Evens out skin tone and texture

  • Brightens up the skin

  • Gives a healthier glow

And now, the star MediFacial as we call it which helps you Look fresher, brighter in 30 Minutes with  OxyBrite 3 in 1 Super Facial — Exfoliate + Infuse + Oxygenate + Tighten

Kosmo OxyBrite

Issues Addressed: For immediate celebrity like glow

About the MediFacial

The latest in MediFacials, a favourite with the stars before red carpet events, the Kosmo OxyBrite is a all in 1 solution with no downtime.

Fresher, Younger, Tighter, Brighter, Smoother skin can all be achieved in just under 30 mins

  • A nutrient rich antiaging or brightening gel is applied on the skin depending on your skin condition.

  • This is then activated to release the active ingredients by moving a special capsule around the face. 

  • The OxyBrite treatment generates a chemical reaction producing CO2 ( Carbon di oxide) bubbles which gently burst on the skin’s surface. 

  • As the bubbles breakdown, it removes the dead skin erasing finer lines and decreasing pores. The Capsule exfoliates the upper skin layer to remove dead cells and renew the skin. 

  • Capsule continues to cleanse the skin, preparing it for infusion of active ingredients. 

  • Co2 draws oxygenated blood to the surface of the skin and makes the skin more receptive to the active ingredients. 

  • Oxygen rich blood is sent to the treated area,increasing the nutrition and helping detox skin while increasing the absorption of active ingredients.

Skin looks amazing in just 30 minutes due to the Oxygen release.

Benefits

  • Nourishes the complexion on the whole

  • Renews Healthy Glow

  • Refines the skin texture

  • Revitalizes dull complexion

  • Reduces appearance of wrinkles

  • Firms up the skin & Tightens pores

Celebrity PhotoFacial

Celebrity PhotoFacial has become the procedure of choice among top celebrities as well as the working population who cannot afford time away from work to recover from more intense procedures, or who want a better solution to sun-damaged aging or acne-scarred skin.

The Celebrity PhotoFacial uses a combination of treatments that leave the skin looking fresh & rejuvenated. 

Medifacials at Kosmoderma are tailored to tackle everyday damage and are very good for skin maintenance. Unlike spa facials we at Kosmoderma use medicated products that penetrate deeper into the skin for more effective & long lasting results. MediFacial includes Jet peel or Microdermabrasion. Jet peel helps with hydration & Microdermabrasion revives and replenishes the skin cells. A Glyco wash leaves the skin brighter & radiating.

PhotoFacial is a treatment that uses light-based technology. Celebrity PhotoFacial is an excellent way to create a smoother, healthier-looking complexion while stimulating ongoing collagen growth. Because laser penetrates deeper than any cream or lotion, it can provide a dramatic boost to the skin. PhotoFacials have a number of different uses, but are mostly used for treating brown spots, broken capillaries, and boosting collagen.

Lymphatic drainage and relaxing massage helps to hydrate and tone up the skin, leaving it fresh. A finishing mask is applied with active brightening agents like Niacinamide, vitamin C,E and papaya extracts that help reduce everyday tan and damage.

Changes one can expect include:

  • Smaller pore size

  • Improvement in skin’s firmness and elasticity

  • Removal of tan & More even skin tone, eliminating brown spots, age/sun spots, acne scars and blotchy areas

  • Smoother overall texture

  • Removal of fine dark hair above lips, around sides of face 

  • A more refreshed appearance

Contact Kosmoderma Skin & Hair Clinics to book your appointment.

Also, getting a good night’s rest and keeping your stress levels low will really help keep your skin hydrated & glowing this season!

Happy Holidays!

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Fashion

ANOTHER SHEIN INDIA REVIEW / TRY ON HAUL

Back with another Shein India Review / Try on haul on our Instagram page @DivyaMaben! This time I picked fewer pieces. Luckily I ended up liking most of them. The only one I didn’t like too much was the black top because the style of the top isn’t too flattering on me and the sleeves are slightly shorter on me. Also, I have an awesome tip to help you SAVE a lot of MONEY while shopping on Shein India. But, taking that tip you won’t really need coupons codes possibly!

Again, a lot of the pieces ON Shein India may not be the same price I paid. They could be less or more expensive based on the current promotions. I’ve linked all of them for you below anyway. Using different offers and codes I spent Rs.2,650 for the pieces linked below.

Shein Haul/Try on Video – 3

  1. SHEIN Asymmetrical Neck Crop Cami Top

    2. SHEIN Red Camo Print Hooded Shawl Collar Wrap Jacket

    3. SHEIN Fleece Panel Plaid Coat

    4. SHEIN Pocket Patched Marled Tee

    5. SHEIN Cut Out Textured Fitted Tee

    6. SHEIN Rib Knit Crop Fitted Tee

I hope the Shein India Review/Try on haul was helpful and can’t wait to share more with all of you. Happy Shopping!

Love,

Divya

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SHEIN INDIA REVIEW / TRY ON HAUL

After months of shopping on Shein India I finally did these short review/try on haul videos on our Instagram account @DivyaMaben for all of you. I’ve loved a lot of things I’ve bought online on Shein and I’ve absolute disliked quite a few too.

If like me you like wearing different clothes often I’d highly recommend Shein. But, if you’re looking for some great quality clothes you shouldn’t be shopping from their website. They do have some pieces that can be of good quality but I’d rather drop by a H&M or mostly a Zara and find the similar things that I can try on, feel the fabric etc. and then decide to buy.

After some trial and error I’ve learnt how to shop smarter and save more while shopping on Shein and will share a post with those tips as well soon!

Also, they keep having sales and various offers like buy 1 get one 99% off etc. So, a lot of the pieces may not be the same price I paid. They could be less or more expensive. I’ve linked all of them for you below anyway. Using different offers and codes I spent around Rs.2,400 for the pieces linked below.

Shein Haul/Try on Video – 2

  1. SHEIN Contrast Binding Striped Halter Crop Top

  2. SHEIN Slim Fitted Solid Crop Tee

  3. SHEIN Scallop Trim Halter Top

  4. SHEIN Off Shoulder Rib Knit Striped Crop Tee

  5. SHEIN Polka Dot Print Pearl Beading Cami Top

  6. SHEIN Colorful Striped Cami Top

  7. SHEIN Form Fitting Solid Halter Top

  8. SHEIN Lettuce Trim Solid Crop Top

  9. SHEIN Snakeskin Bodycon Dress

  10. SHEIN Ribbed Knit Striped Tee

I hope the Shein India Review/Try on haul was helpful and can’t wait to share more with all of you. Happy Shopping!

Love,

Divya

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BEDSIDE TABLE ESSENTIALS | HOME


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A well stocked bedside table shouldn’t only be what you see on shows or in magazines! I think it’s essential to set the mood in your bedroom and to have a few of your essentials by your side.

It all starts with the right bedside table. My bed actually comes with a matching bedside table, but I wanted to break the pattern and was on the look out for one for months. I finally found this chic marble topped one at Home Stop by Shopper’s Stop for a little under Rs.4000 which was a steal. I’ve linked a similar one at the end of the post for just Rs.3799.


Marble Bedside Table

Since it’s not a very large bedside table there are only a few things I can accommodate on it. A must have for me is a tray for all my gold & diamond jewellery. I wear these almost everyday and like to take them all off as soon as I’m home or before I got to bed. I got this Banana leaf platter from Sammsara and it retails for Rs.1199. Besides that I have some of my eos lip balms in a cup from Westside Home that I got for Rs.199. I can’t do without lip balms and religiously use them before I go to bed. I also like to lotion my hand before I go to sleep sometimes so these Nykaa Nail & Hand Cremes are a must right now and I can’t get enough of the pretty packaging.

A scented candle is always a must. The right scent can put you in a great mood and it can be super relaxing! This was gifted to me by my brother ages ago. I unfortunately don’t use these candles as much as I should. But, I can’t not have one on my bedside table regardless. My favourite candles have always been from Bath & Bodyworks which retail for around AED 100 or around $24. Best time to pick them up is when they go on sale for 50% off or they have a buy 1 get 1 free offers often too. I used to get them from either Canada or Dubai, but now that Bath & Bodyworks are in India I can’t wait for them to open up a store in Bangalore too.

A plant is a must have too. If you like flowers you can replace it with that. I do change it when I get sent flowers every now and then. But, a succulent like the one I have is a low maintenance plant to have that adds life to the table without any extra care needed. These succulents can usually be found at any nursery for around Rs.200 – Rs.300. The gold pot is from H&M Home in Dubai since we don’t have a H&M home in India yet, unfortunately.

A lot of the times I’m still in bed while having my morning juice. That’s why I’ve got a set of gold coasters that I picked up from IKEA Dubai. You can keep just one or 2 if you’d like as well.

In this digital age we hardly write anymore be it reminders for ourselves, little notes to our loved ones or anything for that matter, right? That’s why I thought it would be nice to have a tiny notepad by my side in case I want to do that. Like most things I don’t know if or when I will but I like knowing and having it there for whenever I might decide to use it.

So, these are some of my bedside table essentials. Below are links to the products or similar ones in case you’d like to check them out.


Bedside Table

Bath & Body Works 3 wick candle / $24.50

IKEA Glattis Gold Costers / Rs.399

Nykaa Nail & Hand Creme / Rs.275

eos Lip Balm / Rs.679

Sammsara Banana Leaf Platter / Rs.1199

Sammsara Candle Holder / Rs.599

Marble Side Table / Rs.3799

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WHY WE LOVE NYKAA BEAUTY



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NYKAA BEAUTY

Affordable & cruelty free make-up

Both Deepa & I  have been using Nykaa’s products for a while now and in all honesty, my current make-up routine includes a majority of Nykaa’s products. Yes, I’ve partnered with them and products have been sent across for us to review at times. But, unless the products are really good I wouldn’t have continued using them as much as do. If you asked me to give you 3 reasons why I love Nykaa Beauty it’s because their products are cruelty free, affordable and great quality for the price your paying.

Let’s be honest though, not every product a brand puts out is amazing. So, here’s a list of products I use regularly or just love.

A part of my everyday makeup routine:

Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation – ₹575

Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact – ₹525

Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector –  ₹525

Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner (Super Black) – ₹299

Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo (Brazilian Bombshell) – ₹699

Other products I love:

Matte to Last Liquid Lipstick – ₹550

Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – ₹99

Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – ₹425

Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick – ₹625

It’s very rare to find a brand that has a wide range of products to choose from at their price points. I absolutely love the Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation and it’s been my got to since the time it was launched. This one will give you light to medium coverage and I use the shade 3 and maybe 4 when I get tanned. For your reference I used to use NC 40 or NC 42 at MaC. 

Off late I’ve been breaking out and have marks that I want to cover up so I’ve been using the Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector in the shade 2 or 3 to conceal my marks and under my eyes. I then use the Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact to set my base. This has by far been the best compact I’ve used and I’ve hit pan so that goes to show you how much I love it. I have combination to oily skin and the Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation can be a little oily on my skin if I don’t set it with the compact.

If you’ve never tried some of Nykaa’s products we’d highly recommend them! But, always remember when it comes to makeup, products work differently on all of us.