5 Amazing Body Lotions for all budgets

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Hi there lovely people!

I haven’t done a skincare post in a long time, so today is the right time. Body lotions are a must have in everyone’s vanity. Some like a body milks, while those with dry skin like to lather up body butters. But a body lotion is a universal formula and suits all skin types. The market has so many, so I thought of sharing my 5 favorite ones.

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5 body lotions for all skin types and all budgets.
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Here are 5 amazing body lotions for all budgets.

1.The Body Shop English Dawn Gardenia

This one has a milky consistency and is great for summers. Gets absorbed into the skin really quickly and it is quite moisturizing. The floral fragrance lingers on which is a big yaay! It is a  great everyday body lotion, especially for those with normal skin type.

TBS english gardenia body lotion
Cannot have a skincare post with The Body Shop goodness!

Price – Rs. 950/- for 250ml

2. Nivea Cherry Blossom Oil in Lotion

If you’re looking for a budget body lotion, then Nivea is a brand that you can always trust. This one is great for normal to dry skin. The formulation is light, almost gel like, and it instantly seeps into the skin.

nivea cherry blossom body lotion
Loving all things Cherry Blossom!

The best part is it doesn’t feel sticky or heavy at all. The floral cherry blossom fragrance gets extra points and makes Nivea Cherry Blossom Oil in Lotion the perfect affordable pick!

Price – Rs. 240/- for 200ml

3. Dove Body Lotion – Hydro Nourishment with Deep Care Complex

It’s light and non-sticky, almost milky consistency makes it super easy to spread. Also it gets absorbed easily, so great for all skin types. It has a traditional body lotion fragrance (not too strong), so if you’re someone who doesn’t like strong fragrances, then the Dove Body Lotion is a good choice for you.

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Dove – one of the best drugstrore brands.

Price – Rs. 430/- for 400ml

4. Vaseline Cocoa Glow

For all you chocolate fans, this is a must have. Smells heavenly! It’s non-sticky and is suitable for all skin types. It works well during winter months because of its thick consistency. If you’re someone with dry or extra dry skin, the Vaseline Cocoa Glow will be a boon for you. You can also enjoy a nice massage and get that natural radiant glow!

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The goodness of cocoa!
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Price – Rs. 120/- for 100ml

5. Forest Essentials Soundarya Ultra Rich Body Lotion

The name says it all, it is an ultra rich body lotion. Forest Essentials is luxury Ayurveda, but truly worth every penny you spend. It comes in a handy pump packaging. And the fragrance is the star! The light notes of saffron, turmeric, sandalwood, and cardamom make it sweet and delish!

I call it the kesar kulfi lotion! It is enriched with 24 karat gold and has SPF 25.

Forest Essentials body lotion
Heavenly treat for your body!

Price – Rs. 2075/- for 200ml

Hope these help you make the right choice the next time you’re shopping. Also don’t forget to share your favorite body lotion in the comments below. Until next time – byeee!

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Bookish Happiness: Chocolate Book Tag

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Hi there!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day. I’m amidst some serious planning and prepping, and the best way to keep up with my writing is to do an amazing Book Tag. So today I’m doing a fun one – Chocolate Book Tag.

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The Super fun – Chocolate Book Tag.
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1.Dark Chocolate

A book that covers a dark topic (abuse, suicide, bullying etc)

Sadie – by Courtney Summers. I heard the audiobook recently and it is fabulous. It deals with sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder, and a lot of heavy topics. But is handled so beautifully.

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Sad, compelling, and so moving, this is a must read/listen.
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2. White Chocolate

Your favorite light hearted/ humorous read

Don’t have a particular book, but I think anything by Jojo Moyes or Rainbow Rowell should be perfect for this category. I love their light whimsy writing.

3.Milk Chocolate

A book that has a lot of hype and you’re dying to read

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi. I’ve bought it, now just need to find time to read it. Think this will happen on my next travel now!

4. Chocolate with Caramel Center

Name a book that made you feel all gooey and mushy

Can I say an old favorite! Me Before You – Jojo Moyes. I love her writing, and this one especially has all the feels. The movie is equally fluffy, but keep tissues handy!

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An evergreen faaav of mine!
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5. Wafer-free KitKat

Name a book that surprised you lately

Starfish – Akemi Dawn Bowman

As I write this I’m almost halfway through the book and it has been great so far. Talks about race, finding your identity, family dynamics, and mental health in the most positive manner.

6. Snickers

A book that you’re going nuts about

  • One that I’ve read – The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. OMG such an amazing strong story that will remain in your heart!
  • One I’ve not read, but am obsessing over – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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    Finds a place on most of my TBRs.
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7. Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows

What book would you turn to for a comfort read?

It has to be Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I loved it beyond words and am waiting to re-read it.

8. Box of Chocolates

A series you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone

Illuminae Files Trilogy – Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff.

It is a sci-fi trilogy with elements of thrill, mystery, and sprinkling of romance. It is fast paced and I think a lot of people will enjoy this series.

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Sci-Fi plus a lot of drama!
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I found this tag on – Coffee, Cocktails & Books. Consider yourself tagged and let me know what are your answers.

Also don’t forget to come back for more amazing posts on fashion, books, and lifestyle.

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Pink Wink: Top 5 Pink lipsticks for all skin tones

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Hi y’all!

February is the month of love and for me a pink lipstick is symbolic of love. Pink lipstick is a must have in every girl’s vanity. There are so many shades of pink – bright fuchsia, pastels, dusty rose that sometimes it becomes difficult to choose. I believe a lipstick color shouldn’t be decided by your skin tone, wear what your heart desires.

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There’s a pink for every girl!
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Here are 5 amazing pink lipsticks that’ll complement every skin tone.

1.Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Video Star

Have to start with my recent favorite. It’s a bright raspberry pink, perfect to add that pop of color. Cannot rave enough about this comfortable formulation, one of the best in the liquid lipstick category.

Huda liquid lipstick
Hello new favorite! You have my heart.

Price – Rs. 1650/-

2. The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Paris Peony 

If you’re looking for an affordable yet amazing liquid lipstick, then do give this range a try. Paris Peony is a beautiful pastel pink that’ll be perfect for all Indian skin tones. The formula is light and super comfortable, doesn’t dry your lips, sets into a feathery matte – all that you can ask for in a liquid lipstick.

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A comfortable matte formula, and such a beautiful color!

Price – Rs. 645/-

3. Maybelline Lip Gradation Pink 1

Cannot complete a lipstick post without mentioning Maybelline. They have so many ranges, that you’re sure to find your perfect match.

The lip gradation has a creamy matte texture, perfect for everyday use. It doesn’t dry your lips and is comfortable to wear. Pink 1 is a beautiful carnation pink color that’s perfect for summer evenings!

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When you get amazing quality at great price, it becomes all the more enjoyable.

Price – Rs. 550/-

4. L’Oreal Paris Infallibale Le Rouge Lipstick – Unending Kiss

This one is a pale pink color with lavender undertones. For days when you don’t want something too bright yet that dash of color, Unending Kiss would be the perfect shade. It has a creamy formula that prevents it from fading. It isn’t transfer proof, but stays for 5 -6 hours.

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Such a pretty everyday shade!
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Price – Rs. 1070/-

5. MAC Please Me

Last but certainly not the least is the gorgeous Mac Please Me. It’s a pastel pink color suitable for all skin tones. The creamy matte formula is comfortable to wear and long lasting as well. It is from the iconic Matte range by MAC, so you cannot go wrong.

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Hello beautiful! 
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The perfect Valentine’s gift!

Price – Rs. 1500/- 

If you have a favorite pink lipstick, do share it in the comments below! And come back for more such interesting posts on beauty, books, and self betterment. See you soon!

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Books I’m reading for Re-Readathon 2019

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Hello y’all!

After slacking through the first month of 2019, I’m super pumped to bring out new and fresh content. So today’s post is dedicated to Re-Readathon 2019.

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10 Books that I’m reading for Re-Readathon 2019.
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Re-reading books is totally my jam! I started this last year and thoroughly enjoyed. So thought of doing it in 2019 as well. Went through my messy bookshelves and read list on Goodreads, and have finalized these 10 books.

10 books I’m reading for Re-Readathon 2019

1.Wonder –R.J. Palacio

You always need something happy and heartwarming, and this suits it all. It’s a wonderful story of friendship and family and I cannot get back into it.

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Tilli and Wonder, restoring my faith in friendship.

2. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

Have already read this for January. Was in the mood of an eerie thriller, and who better than Gillian Flynn. Highly recommend it! Although it is not for the faint hearted.

3. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

A re-readathon isn’t complete if I don’t read something by Khaled Hosseini. I love his writing and how it breaks your heart in a million pieces. So for 2019 it’s going to be A Thousand Splendid Suns (in all its glory).

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Cannot wait to re-read this gem.
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4. I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson

There’s always space for YA on my reading list. Read this back in 2016 and don’t remember anything. So 2019 is the year to re-read this amazing gem. I plan to listen to this one on audiobook, because have heard so many good things about it.

5. Devotion of Suspect X – Keigo Higashino

Years have gone by and I need the magic of a good Japanese thriller. So Devotion of Suspect X will surely be a part of re-readathon 2019.

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For all you thriller lovers, this is a must read.
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6. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Lately I’ve been in the mood of historical fiction and what better than going back to your favorite. It’s been quite some I read this gem of a book, and I’d love to have my heart broken by The Book Thief this year!

7. Chronicles of a Death Foretold – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The first time I read this, I’ll be honest I didn’t understand it. So in 2019 I thought to make this one a part of the Re-Readathon and enjoy this amazing classic.

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

Have read the book and watched the movie, but it’s now time to re-read and get back in this world. Also it is such a short book, so great for a quick read.

perks of being a wallflower
A gem that deserves a re-read.

9. The Truth about Forever – Sarah Dessen

Don’t remember anything of this story, and have heard people rave about Sarah Dessen. So I though it is time to go back and give this one a re-read!

10. Paulo Coelho

I’m mentioning Paulo Coelho instead of the book, because I still have to decide which ones I’m re-reading this year. Will go with the flow and see what my heart desires. It should either be The Alchemist or The Zahir.

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You can never get enough of Paulo Coelho’s amazing writing.
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Let me know what’s on your reading list for 2019. And if you’re re-reading any of your favorite books this year! See you soon!

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