Hi Lovelies, today i am going to write my experience of the Aveda Brilliant Spray-on shine for my dry hair. I have used this product for the past few years on and off. My hair are dry, frizzy and my scalp is kind of combination, it gets oily next day after wash. Taming the frizz and fly-aways has always been a difficult job and i am always in hunt for a product that is good enough not to harm my hair but also works.

aveda shine

I have used this product on and off for the past few years but last few months i have been regularly using it. And here i am writing my reviews for same. The product comes in a very bright blue plastic bottle and has a spray nozzle over it. When i bought this product, the representative at the Aveda store used a small quantity on my hair, just a single spray amount. So, i too started using the minimal quantity as i didnt want to make my hair greasy in the first try of the product. I sprayed twice on my palm, keeping the nozzle very close to my hand and applied it to my hair after rubbing both the palms together. I have always used this on dry hair. After applying this on my hair, i make sure to comb my hair with a paddle brush so that the product gets to all hair. And it gives instant results, my hair look soft and shiny. There are less fry-aways and frizz is the least.


One thing i have noticed is that if i go above the spray twice limit, my hair start look like a bit greasy, so i think the quantity of product matters here, it may be different for different length and kind of hair, but i would recommend starting from minimal and then stick to the perfect amount once to achieve the desired result.

Overall, the product is good and can be used on all hair types. It can be used on dry hair prior to using a flat iron to get a smooth, sleek finish with added shine. It has not weighed my hair down, can be used daily.

Here is something i do not have to think twice before declaring it as one of my holy grail products. The name is Mary Lou-manizer from theBalm Cosmetics. This products has been raved quite a lot by the beauty Gurus and my fellow bloggers and finally i bought this in January. I am writing this review after using it for the last 3 months on my Asian/Indian skin and i am happy to say that this is totally worth the hype. And the best thing is the price, it is really well-priced based on the quality and finish of this product. This products has been reviewed by bloggers/vloggers with fair and medium skin tones and works really nicely on all.


This product is one of my favorite highlighter and has no yellow or pink undertones. It is all glow, glow and glow with no heavy glitter or gold streaks. This highlighter is really pigmented, a tiny bit gives a fabulous glow and with the amount of product in the container, it lasts forever, so it is totally worth the price. Other thing i noticed is that this needs to be used carefully and with light hand until you get an idea of how it looks on your skin, because a little extra can look heavy.


I really like the packaging of this highlighter , it is super cute and has a large sturdy pan and a big mirror. And i have tried using it on the inner corner of my eyes and as a highlighter under my brow bone. It looks great even as an eye shadow, not glittery but shimmering.


As i couldn’t find it in the stores near my place in Canada and theBalmCosmetics site ships from US, so i would have to pay shipping and taxes. I finally got this from Amazon.

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I think my search for a good moisturizer has ended here after finding this product. I have combination skin, which is dry from the t-zone, i know whomever i tell this, they say that’s strange. I heard about this moisturizer a lot and thought of trying it finally. I went to the Kiehl’s store in Square One mall and asked for a moisturizer that will suit my combination skin. its always better to ask for the product and get some more information instead of just going in the store and asking for the specific product. I had two options, either the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer or the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. I tried both of them, the cream had more thicker  consistency than the moisturizer. Even though the moisturizer seemed a bit more of thicker consistency from the lotions(any fluid body lotion).

kiehls moisturizer

Here i had to decide myself if i wanted the moisturizer or the cream, both had good reviews and almost the same ingredients. I decided to buy the Moisturizer, just that i was more inclined towards it. I have been using it since the last two weeks and it is just perfect for my combination skin. For first few days, i used it morning and night, maybe i was obsessed with the way it make my skin look and feel. Now, i am back to my routine to using it in the morning and then cleansing off my face before bed, i know it sounds lazy but i have many excuses at this time and the big one is that i am Pregnant.

kiehls moisturizer swatch

This product has made my skin look moisturized and healthy, it absorbs readily into the skin and i do not have to rub a lot, it hasn’t caused any breakouts to my skin. It is fragrance free and sometimes make me think of Clinique dramatically different moisturizer. I have used it under my foundation too, without a primer and it looks okay, no issues with that. I do not get a dry feeling or oily feeling on my face, just soft and moisturized all day long.

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The Hudson’s Bay

Hello everyone, i hope you all are doing great and having a nice Easter time. I have been pretty busy and tired this past long weekend. I had guests come over my place and i was making some Indian food, pictures below, the whole morning which made my back very sore.


This is the Beans and Potato dish made with beans, potatoes, onion, tomato, garlic and ginger and some indian herbs. This is really nutritious and the best thing is my little one loves it.



And this is the mixture of split green gram and split red gram. It is really light and healthy for all ages, especially for younger ones. In India, people started to give this as a soup to babies around 7-8 months. And this is a healthy option as a soup or to be had with a Naan/Roti. And my little one loves this with rice.

I have been trying to keep up with the pace to writing regular posts and sharing my experiences and reviews of the products i am using these days. Please subscribe to my blog and let me know how you like my posts. Your suggestions and comments are genuinely appreciated.

Blushes are always my weakness, i want them in all shades and textures that suit my skin tone. Tarte Cosmetics has been my favourite product since last year. I bought two maracuja blush and glow tints from them which looked just so delicious.


I got them in colors Moonlight and Sunlight and totally compliment my skin color and tone. They are a really great duo to work as a blush and as a luminizer together or can be used separately. As i have combination skin, it gives hydration to my skin as well a natural radiance. I have tried using them both on over my makeup as well as on no-makeup, and it gives really natural and dewy look to my cheeks. As for the luminizer, i have used it alone to highlight over my makeup and with the blush with which it just compliments it with a very radiant skin.


The ingredients are just as expected from this brand, no issues with that. Packaging wise, It is a cream stick-like blush at the end cap and a illuminator in the tube. I swipe the blush on the apples of my cheeks, then blend with a brush outwards diagonally towards my ears. Top it off with the luminizer on my cheek bones and buff. Other times, I mix a few drops of the luminizer into my foundation to perk my complexion up. This product has not caused any breakouts or other skin concerns over my combination, sometimes acne-prone skin.


As for the sunlight shade, i use it over my cheeks to give a rosy glow on top of the blush or on my brow bones when using pink and peach tone eye shadows.

And for the moonlight, it is a light iridescent shimmer with a cool subtle lilac tone. I use it for brow bones, cupids bow and cheekbones to brighten and illuminate any look.

It is an added bonus to have both blush and luminizer together and over that, quantity of the product is good for the price. And as i am pregnant, this has become just one more reason to glow.Loving it!

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