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My Go-to “Quick fix” Peauty Products

In a perfect world I would wake up with voluminous smooth curls and a glow-y face with amazing skin. Of course that perfect world doesn’t exist.
With a lil bit of help from this and that product, we’re good to go. So here I am sharing two of my “Quick fix” products or holy grail products if you will.

BB cream:

These are great to cover up any marks on the face. Most people choose to use foundation and concealers but I like using BB creams because it does not feel heavy on the face. It manages to hide the marks and at the same time look natural too.

Ponds BB cream The BB cream which I use is from Ponds. It does the work for me. It also has SPF which is great.
Price: ₹150 INR

One tip that I would like to share is, when you’re using BB cream just to cover up some spot on the face, then don’t blend it. Instead just dab. Blending works perfectly when you use it on the entire face. But when it comes to just one spot coverage, blending would does not work as BB creams are already light on the face.

Dry Shampoo:

Thr ultimate “Quick fix” beauty product! This is such a life saver for me. Since I have curly hair and washing my hair often makes my hair super frizzy. Dry shampoo helps me keep off all the grease and make my hair look presentable at least hehe.

Batiste dry shampooThe one I use is from Batiste, in the flavour “floral and flirty”. It smells great so that’s a plus!
Price: ₹650 INR

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Best Budget Buys #1

Bringing a new series on this blog, where I share affordable products that work pretty darn good for its price. So let’s get into it!

1. Lakme eyeliner:

Price: 100 bucks (INR)
Rating: 5/5 Lakme insta liner

There are so many different eyeliners out there, but let me tell you I have been using this one for over 4 years now! Talk about loyalty and commitment am I right? Lol
Anyway, this eyeliner checks all the criteria for the perfect eyeliner. With the exception of it being water proof. One bottle literally lasts me around 5-6 months easily!

Pros:

•Lasts long
•Affordable
•Dries fast
•More quantity

Cons:

•Not water proof

If you’re looking for a good eyeliner under budget then this one’s for you!

Colour Kohls/ Kajal

Price: 10 bucks. (INR)
Rating: 4/5

Now I’m not the kind of person to go for vibrant colours that stand out in the crowd, and yet I wanted something other than black. These were literally 10 bucks, I found them in a local store. Although I’m not aware of this particular brand, I did want to try it out. I chose olive green and dark blue. Pretty safe colours, like I said I didn’t want it to be vibrant. These colours did the work for me. They managed to make my eyes pop yet not too loud.

Pros:

•Long lasting
•Affordable

Cons:

•Tough to remove.

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3 in 1 Awards!

Hey guys! This is gonna be a pretty long post as I’ve combined three awards in one! So I hope you enjoy!

Firstly thank you Sara! For nominating me The Liebster Award!

Liebster Award:

Here are the questions she asked me:

1. If you could swap places with a celebrity for one who would it be?
Probably Gigi Hadid. There’s no deeper meaning into this but mostly because I’m in love with Zayn

2. One positive thing about yourself?
I think I could say that I’m nice to people. Like almost everyone. This also happens to be my toxic trait because I always want to please people and worry about what others think.
3. Candy or chocolate?
CHOCOLATE!
4. Favorite art medium?
I’m not into art. But I like using the good old colour pencils.
5. Favorite place in nature?
Hills. Apart from the horror movie scares, Hills are such beautiful places
6. What’s your favorite riddle?
I’m not really into riddles. I do love this lame puns 😂
Like: “Why did Bob throw the butter?”
“Because he wanted to see the butter-fly”
I know it’s lame but it always cracks me up!
7. What’s the most ironic thing you’ve seen happen?
Don’t think I’ve experienced this.
8. Cringy memory?
Trying pineapple on Pizza. So cringe.

9. Which two people would you like to see in a movie together? ( can be absolutely anybody )
I would LOVE to see Zayn casted as a Disney Prince!
10. Have you ever pranked someone? if so – what did you do?
Just a prank call lol
11. Suggest a one word story theme.
Goals

Liebster Award:

Thank you to Smitten Spice for nominating me for The Liebster Award!

Rules:

•Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog

•Answer the questions given to you

•Nominate other bloggers

•Ask your nominees questions you would like to know about them

•Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

•Why did you start blogging?
I was always into beauty and fashion. (Well more beauty) and I wanted a safe space where I could let my thoughts pour into.

•What is your favorite season and why?
Winter! I love the cold I don’t know why.

•What’s one thing you learned during this time of quarantine?
I have learnt baking!
Also lots and lots of patience!!

•How do you cheer yourself up when you feel low?
I talk to my best friends. They always knows how to cheer me up!

•Once it is safe to travel where would you like to go and Why?
Literally I would kill to go anywhere at all! As long as I can get out of my house.

•The one thing you would love to learn
I would love to learn public speaking. I’m an introvert and super shy and nervous, so I would maybe like to learn how to speak in public.

•Are you a beach or a mountain person?
Mountains all the way!

•Your favourite book or TV Series and Why?
I love Friends! It’s funny and makes me happy. Also handmaid’s tale! Because it’s so dramatic and dark and really amazing!

•Three things you always carry around
My phone, My wallet and some tissues

•Advice for new Bloggers
Don’t let the numbers define you! Be yourself and be consistent.

•How do you stay motivated?
I always look back and remember why I started, and what I could achieve if I kept going. That always motivates me.

Sunshine Blogger Award:

Thank you Khushi for nominating me!

•Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

•Answer the 11 questions given to you.

•Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.

•List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post.

1.How would you describe your blog?
I would like to think that I have a pretty aesthetic blog. A place where j share my experience with beauty and lifestyle with some tips and tricks!
2. What is your perfect day?
Spend the whole day out with my friends and take loads of pictures.
3. Three random facts about yourself
•I love coffee
• I am a forgetful person
• I am a very picky eater
4. Which book, movie, show or quote had an impact on you?
There’s this bollywood movie called “Rang De Basanti” which is a patriotic film and I really loved watching it. Chills all over.
5. What is the best advice you have for a new blogger?
Definitely to be consistent and to be yourself! Don’t compare yourself with others!
6. Where do you see yourself in five years?
No matter what I do, I hope to be happy.
7. Money or Knowledge?
Could I say money from my knowledge?
8. Do you have a pet? If not then would you like to have one?
I actually do not like animals 😬
But I do love kittens. From afar lll
9. One embarrassing memory
I remember tripping and falling in the school assembly.
10. Favorite thing about school life
Friends! The fun, being young and no responsibilities!
11. How do you deal with stress?
My best friends always help. Also writing down my feelings and try to work out why I feel that way. Most of the time I stress about made up problems in my head! (Overthinker here!) So journaling really helps.

If you’ve reached till here, thank you for reading! I love you :’)

I don’t want to nominate anyone since I’m already late for this!

Thank you so much for reading!❤️

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Current favourites with Peach

Hello you! Hope you’re well. This post is in collaboration with Peach from Theteenagesoul11. She writes her personal stories. You should definitely check her out! We decided to talk about our current favourites, so here goes!

Season:

Winter! Always loved winter and always will!

Actor:

I have a pretttty long list of actors that I love.
Literally all marvel actors!

Food:

I am a cake enthusiast, I love cakes. Also Biryani!

Ice cream flavour:

Chocolate and I also like green apple flavour

App:

Instagram hehe

Youtuber:

I’ve been watching a lot of Anthony Padilla’s videos. So yeah

Movie:

10 things I hate about you and all the Marvel movies

TV show:

It keeps changing but the one I’m currently obsessed with is the handmaid’s tale

Book:

My current favourite book would be game of thrones. I’m still reading the first book but it’s pretty awesome!

Singer:

I’ve been listening to a lot of twenty one pilots currently

Emoji:

🤪 this one

Colour:

Pink and black

Song:

Level of concern by Twenty one pilots


Thanks for reading!

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Minimal Skincare (The only Skincare you actually need!)

Remember the good ol’ days when the only skincare we knew and used was a moisturizer, a sunscreen and petroleum jelly? Simpler times no? With so many products coming to light now, it can be quite overwhelming to choose what’s good for your skin and what are the ‘actual’ og products to use.

So I’m going to talk about the only skincare products that you need or ‘minimal skincare’ if you will.
Now these are the sole skincare products that I use in my everyday life.
Granted that everyone has their own unique skin type and needs. And you need to fulfill those needs to keep your skin healthy and happy and for that you need certain products which you have got to use.

But all of these opinions are my own and based on personal experience and hopefully gives you the idea of skincare products which are essential. If you’re a skincare junkie and love hoarding skincare products then you do you girl !(or boy!)

Skincare for beginners

1. Toner/ Cleanser:

Now the reason why I have grouped this together is because toners and cleansers have one purpose – to remove dirt from deep within. So yeah it’s pretty important to have this in your skincare routine.
Personally I love using toners. The one I use is a cucumber toner from Biotique. I have written a review of this product and if you want you can check it out here!
Usage: Everyday- if you go out or use makeup

2. Sunscreen:

Pretty obvious and I cannot stress how important a sunscreen is for you! And if you don’t own a sunscreen I’m going to assume that you’re a vampire.

Check out the review on Aroma magic’s sunblock lotion here!
Usage: Every time you go out in the sun.

3.Moisturizer:

Your skin needs to stay hydrated for it to be healthy. No one wants dry skin am I right? So always moisturize!
Usage: Whenever you feel your skin is dry or dull. But also every morning and night without fail!

Skincare for beginners

4. Face wash:

Obvious one. But yeah I had to include it.
Usage: Every damn day!

5. Lip balms:

Lips need the moisture too! I would ask you to use lip balms which have SPF in them.
Usage: Every time your lips feel dry or chapped.

6. Face/Body/Lip Scrubs:

It’s always good to exfoliate once in a while to remove the dead skin cells and just bring the bounce back to your skin. Scrubs also enhance blood circulation.
Usage: Twice for every week.

Lash serum:

Honestly this work wonders! I did speak about a lash serum on a blog post called how to: longer lashes. Do check it out here.
But basically it’s just castor oil and vitamin E capsule. Helps strengthen the lashes and stimulates growth.

Related: Minimal Makeup (The only makeup you actually need!)

Hope this helped x

Thank you so much for reading!

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Lip Scrub from Puruessentials – Review

Lip scrubs are great exfoliators for your lips. They moisturize, hydrate and make lips plumper!
I recently got a chance to collaborate with a new up and coming brand on instagram called Puruessentials. They sent me lip scrub from their lip scrub range, in the flavour green tea. Now I have never heard of Green tea in lip scrub to be honest and I was excited to try it out! I used this lip scrub religiously this week and pretty happy with how it works!

Green tea lip scrub

Benefits of Green tea:
•Locks in moisture
•Treats chapped lips
•Reactivates the cells in lips.

The packaging:
I absolutely adore this cute lil container. I cannot get over little pretty things! And the fact that they use upcycled materials is a huge YES! I could definitely see myself using this container for future use instead of throwing it away.

My experience:

I use this scrub thrice a week. And it does lock in moisture. When my lips get moisturised, the chapped skin goes away.

Although, like most lip scrubs it does not have the “plumping” effect at all. Nor does it make my lips look pinker.
This works well for moisturising and treating chapped lips.

It contains all natural products and no parabens so that’s a plus point!
The granules of sugar are really small. I personally use like to use larger granules of sugar because I think they really help in scrubbing out the dead skin cells. All in all I think it’s a good product considering there’s nothing wrong or bad with it.

If you’re interested in purchasing you can check out their page here.
You could also use the code “Aainaaz10” to avail 10% of on their lip scrub range!

Rating: 4/5

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9 Healthy habits to follow

Who here can say that you haven’t been sulking your days away and not whining and complaining about how boring the days are passing by?

Well I for one can definitely say that this is how I am!

The thought of leading this boring routine everyday with nothing exciting to do really hit me and I tried being productive. By being productive, I mean studying and writing down blog posts and planning content. But neither did that bring joy nor did I have something fun to do for the remainder of time.

So I thought of making tiny changes to my everyday life that would ultimately lead to a healthy routine!

Here I am presenting to you a list (who doesn’t love lists?!) Of habits that I’m currently working on/following or atleast trying to!

1. Waking up Early:

I know I know, it’s pretty cliche and probably the hardest one to do in this list for me! But waking up early would actually give more time to get things done.

Think of it this way, why would you want to be asleep when you can be up and about and have more time to yourself?

Make a small change. Wake up 15-20 minutes earlier than your usual time. And then slowly take it up to an hour (or however longer you want) I’m currently pushing myself to wake up 30 minutes early and gosh how hard it is!

2. Write affirmations:

Affirmations It’s so important to have affirmations. Something positive that sets your mind on being inspired and motivated.

If writing affirmations is not your thing, you can always scroll through Pinterest for a bazillion different quotes and prompts and write them down in your journal.

3. Spend some time outside:

Ever since I’ve taken up gardening, I’m always spending my time in the terrace. Although I’m more of a “winter” person, spending time in the sun (not too much sun!) always cheers me up.

4. Eat healthy:

Yet another cliche! And the second most difficult thing in my list. I cannot for the life of me eat healthy! I just can’t. But now that I’m writing this…. Eat healthy kids!

5. Do what you love:

Spend atleast 30-40 minutes everyday doing what you love. Invest your time in doing your hobbies. Not only are you developing your skills but you also feel happy and content. What more do we want other than happiness?

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Becoming a plant parent!

6. Cleaning?!

I should be the last person to preach about cleaning but since I’ve started following these habits, I’m trying to keep my room clean and organized. Having a clean workspace (in my case, my desk) is so important. When my desk is more clean and organized I feel like my mind and work gets organized too. Hope that made sense? But it works!

Make your bed, clean the room and your desk instead of piling up everything and tidying up at the end of the day. You will have one less thing to worry about before sleeping.

7. Create your daily routine:

Setting up a routine and sticking to it is always good. Not to be completely robotic though! You can always tweak your routine as you please. But having a routine would definitely make you more productive.

8. Plan out the next day:

Imagine this:

You’re all comfy in your bed, ready to fall asleep. But then your brain decides to make up 237 lists/ things to do! But you ignore it and sleep anyway only to wake up and not remember anything at all! I hate that feeling.

Bullet journal ideas

So I always like to plan out my day the night before so my brain can stop it’s brainstorming session and let me sleep in peace!

9. Give yourself a break:

While it’s healthy to follow a routine and get your life together, it is also crucial to give yourself some “me” time. Take a chill pill and watch your favourite movie or put on your sheet mask with music playing in the background!

You might also like:

Ways to be productive

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How to Style Oversized Sweaters

Hello there! Today I’m going going to share with you guys a few ways how you can style an oversized sweater.

I always find oversized sweaters super cute. Keeping in mind to style them properly or I might end up looking like a homeless person lol.

So here are a few easy ideas on how you can style them!

Picture credits to rightful owners.

1. Keep it Basic:

Style your sweater with a pair of jeans/leggings. Pretty simple and basic and easy to pull off!

How to style an oversized sweater

2. The Chic way:

Wear a turtleneck or a shirt underneath. Looks super classy and chic!

How to style Oversized Sweater

3. Add a flare:

Add a feminine touch to it by wearing a skirt.

Styling an oversized sweater


You might also like:

•Virtual Wardrobe

•Decoding Lu’s Outfits from Elite

•20 things every girl must own!


4. Accessorize:

Now you can totally accessorize a sweater in like 20 different ways but the one that really stands out and is unique is wearing a belt.

Oversized sweaters

These were some of the ways which I really liked and thought of sharing. Hope you liked it!

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