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D-Day Gifts for the Groom – Options + Where to Buy

D-Day Gifts for the Groom – Options + Where to Buy

How many options are there when it comes to choosing gifts for the groom?

While weddings are about the couple, people often tend to focus more on the bride. With so many gifting options to choose from for the bride, the groom always gets the most boring gifts. One great gifting option for all men is gifting them some grooming products for the big day. It can be tough to know how to deal with common issues such as acne or how to style hair. Here are my three top grooming gift ideas for brides to give the men in their lives for the big day. Help solve the small problems your dad, your partner or your brother may be struggling with.

Men’s Facial Wash

Face washes are a must have to remove all the dirt and grime accumulated on the face. Not all men use soap and water on their face, but some do. This can be especially problematic if they have oily skin and/or are prone to breakouts. You can help your male friend by gifting him a face wash with salicylic acid in it. A good example is this daily face wash. It contains salicylic acid, aloe vera and glycolic acid to help break down the buildup of sebum that causes blackheads and pimples. Your guys can look fresh faced and cute for the wedding photos.

Men’s Shaving Kit

Nothing is sexier than a clean cut beard. A beard is sexy and clean-shaven is cute, but a five o’clock shadow is neither. A shaver kit is a great fit for any man who wants to look groomed on the big day. Whether he loves to shave or he doesn’t, let him know shaving or grooming facial hair is an inevitable part of the big day and consider getting him a shaver kit. You can go basic with the Wahl Beard & Moustache Battery Trimmer or high end with a Golddachs Rosewood Gift Set.

Hair Supplements

With stress comes hair loss and supplements are a great way to get back healthy and thick hair. Hair supplements and hair loss treatments are a bit of an intimate gift so it is important to see who you are giving it to. Some men are sensitive about the fact that they’re hair is thinning, so only give this gift to someone you know will appreciate it e.g. the groom, who has expressed worry about his hair.

Hairmop.com.au is a great site for buying his and her hair strengthening supplements. You can gift them to the couple before the big day. If you are the bride and your man is really worried about his hair is thin, Hairmop also has 3 month hair loss treatment subscription packages. You get a consultation with an Australian certified doctor and then you can both be looking healthy and vibrant for the big day.

Those are my top three recommended grooming gifts for grooms. Share with us your ideas about which gifts are good for grooms as wedding gifts.

10 Luxury Fragrances for Women – Best Perfumes for Women

10 Luxury Fragrances for Women – Best Perfumes for Women

Perfumes are a must-have accessory for a woman to be a lady. These ten best perfumes for women are popular for their notes which are derived from the most exotic lands and flowers. Each of this perfume has an individual fan following which considers that perfume as its Holy Grail. Read on to find out more about these perfumes and where you can buy them online(You can click on the image or the link below it to go directly where you can buy the perfume):

1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP

Notes :

Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Orange and Orange blossom.

Middle Notes: Ylang Ylang, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Mimosa.

Base Notes: vetiver, Vanilla, Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Opopanax, white musk.

Chanel coco Mademoiselle Eau de perfume, 100 ml

2. L”Occitane Cherry Blossom EDT

Notes :

Top Notes: Black Currant, Freesia, and Cherry.

Middle Notes: Cherry Blossom and Lily of the Valley.

Base Notes: Musk, Amber, and Brazilian Rosewood.

L’Occitane Cherry Blossom EDT, 75ml

 

3. Christian Dior Poison for Women EDP

Notes :

Top Notes: Brazilian Rosewood, Anise, Wild Berries, Plum, and Coriander.

Middle Notes: Opoponax, tuberose, African wildflower, jasmine, carnation, cinnamon, white honey, rose, and incense.

Base Notes:  Amber, Virginia Cedar, Sandalwood, musk, vetiver, heliotrope, and vanilla.

Christian Dior Poison for Women, 100ml

4. Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci EDP

Top Notes: Rhubarb and Bergamot.

Middle Notes: Rose, tuberose, and Datura.

Base Notes: Patchouli and sandalwood.

Ricci Ricci large 2.7oz EDP perfume for women by Nina Ricci

5. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy EDP

Top Notes: Wild Berries, Mandarin Orange.

Middle Notes: Jasmine, honeysuckle, and Gardenia.

Base Notes: Vanilla, Praline, caramel, sandalwood, and Amber.

                                           Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy EDP for Women, 100ml

6. Daisy by Marc Jacobs EDP

Top Notes: Strawberry, blood grapefruit, and violet leaf.

Middle Notes: Jasmine, violet, and Gardenia.

Base Notes: Vanilla, whitewood, and musk.

Daisy Marc Jacobs for women 100ml

7. Jimmy Choo EDP

Top Notes: Green notes, mandarin orange, and pear.

Middle Notes: Orchid

Base Notes: Patchouli and toffee.

Jimmy Choo EAU DE PARFUM 100 ml with Ayur Lotion Free

8. Elie Saab by Elie Saab EDP

Top Notes: African orange flower

Middle Notes: Jasmine

Base Notes: White honey, rose, Virginia cedar, and patchouli.

Elie Saab Le Parfum for Women 1.6 oz Eau de Parfum Intense Spray

9. Michael Kors By Michael Kors EDP

Top Notes: Tamarind, Chinese osmanthus, freesia, incense.

Middle Notes: Peony, orris root, peony, tuberose, and Iris.

Base Notes: Vetiver, Cashmere wood and musk.

Michael Kors By Michael Kors For Women 100 ml

 

10. La Panthere by Cartier

Top Notes: Anise, bergamot, dried fruits, strawberry, rhubarb,

Middle Notes: Ylang-ylang, rose, pear, orange blossom and gardenia.

Base Notes: Leather, patchouli, oakmoss, and musk.

CARTIER LA PANTHERE LEGERE Cartier La Panthere by Cartier Eau De Parfum Legere Spray 1. 6 oz 50 ml Women NIB

So which perfume is your favorite among all of these best perfumes for women? If you have any other favorites, please share with us in the comments.

Top 10 Body Scrubs Available In India

Top 10 Body Scrubs Available In India

Do you love using body scrubs in the shower? They moisturize the skin and exfoliate it in one go so I love them for when I have the time to have a long bath. There are many body scrubs available in India but I prefer the ones which have soothing ingredients. I have compiled a list of scrubs which i have used and loved. They are fresh and nourishing and keep the skin smelling and feeling great.

 1. Juicy Chemistry Rose, Almond & Shea Body Scrub

This scrub has almond powder, shea butter, and rose which smells heavenly. The jar packaging is easy to use and makes the scrub handy for traveling.

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2.The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish Scrub 

This tube is huge and lasted me for around 4 months when used every other day. It has strawberry particles which dissolve when they come in contact with water to give you a soothing energizing experience.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish Scrub

3. The Body Shop British Rose Body Scrub

If you are a fan of all things roses like me, this rose scrub from TBS is light on the skin and so refreshing. The quantity is also great and the subtle rose fragrance is a boon for the senses.

 The Body Shop British Rose Body Scrubs

4. Plum Wild Cherries & Kiwi Oh-So-Polished Body Scrub

Plum is one of the many good skincare brands available these days and this Kiwi scrub is another bestseller from the brand.

 Plum Wild Cherries & Kiwi Oh-So-Polished Body Scrubs

5. Aroma Magic Coffee Bean Scrub

Coffee is a great ingredient to get rid of cellulite and this scrub uses coffee granules to uplift your senses and gets rid of cellulite and dead skin cells easily.

 Aroma Magic Coffee Bean Scrub

6. Fabindia Neem Tulsi Gel Scrub Body And Face

If you want a multi-tasking scrub for body and fae, this gel scrub from Fabindia is a good option. It has neem and tulsi which cleanse the skin and purify it.

Fabindia Neem Tulsi Gel Scrub Body And Face

7. Dirty Works Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub

Buff away all the dead skin cells with this heavy-duty body scrub which makes your skin feel oh-so-soft and give it a clean look.

 Dirty Works Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub

8. Anatomicals Citrus Body Scrub

This scrub comes with a burst of freshness and has hints of citrus for invigorating your senses and waking you up in the morning.

Anatomicals Citrus Body Scrubs

9. Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub

Dermatologica is an expensive brand but this scrub is so good for removing dead skin cells. I have only used a sample of this but i have already ordered a full size.

Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrubs

10. Nyassa Rose And Lychee Face And Body Scrub

For a decadent bath experience, this rose and lychee scrub for Nyassa is another favorite of mine. It smells so pleasant and keeps my skin smelling wonderful all day long.

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So which are your favorite body scrubs? Let me know in the comments below.

Image credits : Brand’s official websites

Ten Best Sunscreens For Summers – For All Skin Types

Ten Best Sunscreens For Summers – For All Skin Types

The only thing I like putting on my face these days are cubes of ice. It is so hot and humid that I literally melt every day when out in the sun. Sunscreen is the most important product of any skincare routine and must be used every day to protect the skin from sun and delay signs of aging. I have used so many sunscreens till now that I have a list of few of my favorites which I repurchase often. I have compiled a list of ten best sunscreens which are good in terms of sun protection and texture:

1. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40 – This is a good sunscreen if you have an oily skin as it gives a matte look. It also has a high SPF which is good for sun protection if you spend long hours outside.

2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry touch Sunblock SPF 50+ –  This sunblock from Neutrogena has the one of the highest SPF out of all the creams available in the market and it is not greasy or oily at all.

3. Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer SPF 24 PA Sunscreen Lotion – If you want a product which has a moisturizer and a sunscreen in one, this lotion from Lakme is a good choice as it is lightweight, hydrating, and has enough SPF.

4. L’Oreal Paris UV perfect Advanced 12H UV protector – This is one of the favorite sunscreens of all times as it is so sheer yet so powerful. it does not make me sweat like other sunscreens.

5. Aroma Magic Cucumber Sun Screen Lotion – This sunscreen is so cooling and the cucumber extracts tone the skin if you use this sunscreen regularly.

6. Biotique Bio carrot Face & Body Sun Lotion SPF 25+Sunscreen – If you like organic and natural products, this sunscreen has carrot extracts which help in making the skin look even. 

7. Bioderma Photoderm Laser SPF 50+ Cream –  This sunscreen is a little expensive but it suits my combination skin very well. It has SPF 50 so no sunburns!

8. Eau Thermale Avene Very High Protection SPF 50+ Emulsion – Avene’s sun protections range is very good and this emulsion makes my skin look radiant and fresh. It does give a light white cast but nothing major.

 

9. Ansolar Daily Use Gel-Cream SPF 30 – I have only tried a sample of this gel but i have loved hoe lightweight it is and how it blends into my skin. 

10. Sebamed Multi Protect Sun Spray – SPF 30 PA+ – I took this sunscreen spray for my honeymoon in Greece and it is so easy to use and apply.

So these are some the most popular sunscreens available online in India and they are very good in terms of SPF protection and texture. If you are looking for best sunscreens for the summer season, this post is going to sort you out. Look out for the SPF and texture as these are most important things to consider when buying a sunscreen

Which is your favorite sunscreen which you use and repurchase often?

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Stylish Maxi Dresses for Summers: How to Style Them + Where to Buy

Stylish Maxi Dresses for Summers: How to Style Them + Where to Buy

The heat is irritating me to the core. And just so you know, I am a summer person and I love maxi dresses BTW!

While i cannot wear maxi dresses in office( rules!), I love to flaunt them whenever I can. For movies, dates, vacations etc.  They are just so comfy and boho. I have put together a list of my favorite maxi dresses available online for you guys to wear them all summers. All these dresses are from Jabong from where i order most of my clothes.

TOP 4 MAXI DRESSES FOR SUMMERS

  1. This pretty powder blue maxi from ONLY India is perfect for your imaginary Goa wardrobe( We all have it). Team it up with a boho shoulder bag for a relaxed look. You can buy it online at a great discount here.

2.  If you are feeling a bit dressy and want to wear a covering maxi for movies or lunches, this maxi has a beautiful neck cut pattern and a tie-up band at the waist. Buy it online here.

Stylish maxi dresses online

3.  NEXT is one of my favorite brands for its effortless and stylish clothes. This maxi is perfect for all outings. You can pair it up with a lace shrug if you find it a bit revealing for certain ocassions. Buy it online here.

Boho maxi dress

4.  If you are a cotton lover like me, this printed cotton maxi from Global Desi will catch your attention. You can wear it with loafers for a funky look or flats for a casual look. Buy it online here.

So these are some of the best maxi dresses available online which can be worn all summers. They are extremely stylish and just apt for this hot summer season. You can pair them up with any accessory you like or go plain for an effortless look in this harsh weather.

Which of these is your pick?

My Current Skincare Routine + Products

My Current Skincare Routine + Products

I am sorry. I have been missing in action for the last few months because I have too much on my plate right now. This does not mean i am diverting my attention away from pinkrimage and my skincare love. I have been so busy with my job and freelancing that I just could not get myself to write something fresh and unique for you guys.

As you all know, I am more of a skincare fanatic than a makeup girl. My skincare routine went for a toss in the last few months but I have got it back on track since the last two months. I am on the wrong side of my 20s now and wanted to incorporate an anti-aging product into my skincare routine as a preventive measure. I have got some tried and tested products and some new additions to my routine and I have been loving the effects. I have a combination skin with oily T-zone and dry cheeks. I have a few dark spots on the face.

So these are the products that feature in my routine:

  1. Just Herbs Lively Clean Honey Exfoliating Face Cleansing Gel – in the morning and night
  2. The Face Shop The Therapy First Serum – Every night after removing my makeup & cleansing my face. This is a Korean brand and the anti-aging product I was talking about.
  3. The body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream – This is the best night cream i have ever tried and trust me, i have tried many. It makes my skin so so soft.
  4. Just Herbs Almond & Green Tea eye cream– This is a recent purchase and i am still in two minds about this cream but it hydrates the area well. I have not seen any improvement in dark circles though.

So this is my short and sweet skincare routine which I follow religiously every single day. I am not feeling the need to use a day moisturizer right now but in winters I always use it. I also use a mask every weekend to hydrate the skin and love the sheet masks from The Face Shop. They are on a great offer right now wherein you buy five masks and get five masks free.

Which is your current skincare routine? Any stars we should know?

 

Book Review: Open Eyed Meditations By Shubha Vilas

Book Review: Open Eyed Meditations By Shubha Vilas

Shubha Vilas is a noted motivational speaker and a lifestyle coach who has written many books on self-help which focus on teaching the reader through his own life experiences.

Open Eyed Meditations is a recent book by the author which uses the teachings of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve everyday life problems. His earlier book titled “Ramayana-Game of Life” focussed on the sutras of Ramayana and how they help us in daily struggles.

Open Eyed Meditations consists of 64 chapters. Each of these chapters is designed to emphasize on different aspects like leadership, social behavior, workplace struggles, success, and failure. There are some key learnings from every chapter and this book is a great example of how you should keep a control over your mind and never let the outside difficulties affect your inner peaceWhether

Whether you are going through a rough patch in your job or having a tumultuous relationship, you will find all the answers to the questions of life in this book. It is important to read it slowly and carefully to enable the book to make maximum impact on your life. It also teaches you that meditation is a way of life and it should be practiced not just for a few minutes in a day but every second of every day. Meditation is basically having control over your mind and not letting it wander. This book wonderfully teaches its readers that competition with self is more important than competing with others. In the 280 pages that this book has, every page has something to offer and this is what makes this book an exceptional read.

The book also redefines the way you look at the positive things in life and use them to get ahead in life. It teaches you that the negative things are stepping stones to help you reach new heights and achieve success. It is only when you have encountered failure that you can taste the sweet taste of success.

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Enjoy Some Great Discounts on Food & Beverages with #GIRF17 by Dineout India

Enjoy Some Great Discounts on Food & Beverages with #GIRF17 by Dineout India

The Great Indian Restaurant Festival(GIRF) by Dine out India is here with great deals and discounts on your favorite restaurants all across the city. You get up to 50% off on food and beverages on all the famous restaurants of Ahmedabad with this great festival for foodies. With 100% cashback deals, you are going to love this festival which is on from 1st to 10th February 2017.

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Some of the many restaurants participating in this festival include Tomatos, Four Points By Sheraton, Sahib’s, Lazeez, Indigrubs, Timpani, Spirit O Soul, Mirch Masala, Varietea, Gormoh, Curries, Basil and many more. You can choose from Buffet, A La Carte, drinks and desserts as per your choice. All these restaurants are very famous in Ahmedabad for their cuisines and you are going to love the lip-smacking dishes offered on the menu.

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This festival is a great option to try out new dishes and drinks from all the famous restaurants of the city. If you are planning to go out this week, get amazing deals from #GIRF17 and eat your heart out!

For more information related to this festival, go to Dineout India and check out all the information.

 

 

Website Review : Collegedunia.com

Website Review : Collegedunia.com

If you are one of those who is bitten by the higher education bug, collegedunia.com is the perfect website for all your queries. This website is the perfect destination for information related to higher studies in India and abroad. It answers all the queries and concerns of parents, students, and institutions.

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Collegedunia.com not only helps you choose the best college and university for your higher studies but also gives unique information and insights for exams like CAT, IIT-JEE, AIPMT, GATE, XAT, CLAT, and MAT. You can also prepare for English proficiency exams like IELTS and TOEFL for studying abroad in the university of your liking. Be it medical, engineering, commerce or management courses, you will find the latest course material and practice tests for all exams here.

This year’s GATE results show that the practice tests and material available on the website is the best option to study for competitive exams. All the government exams like UPSC, banking, SSC and PSU recruitments with relevant information is also available on collegedunia.com for aspirants who want to enter into government jobs.

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BSNL JTO recruitment through GATE 2017 can be cleared easily with this material if you want to crack the exam.

If you have nay queries regarding the admission process, fees details, interviews and more, just log on to the website for an information-filled session that would open new doors of opportunities for you.

 

How and why you should use personal lubricant?

How and why you should use personal lubricant?

Many women in India suffer because of unsatisfactory sex lives. While the reasons can be many, one of the most common reasons for unsatisfactory sex is lack of lubrication. The friction causes pain for many women and that is why they refrain from having sex. A personal lubricant not only improves your sex life but also prevents any dryness that might be the culprit behind your unsatisfactory sex life. Lack of moisture and dryness are one of the main reasons women abstain from sex and the lubricant gives a moist feeling to the vagina which helps smoothen the sex.

There are many types of personal lubricants available in the market and you can choose the one as per your likings. You can choose from gels, creams, and oils for enhancing your bedroom experiences. Look out for hypoallergenic creams to avoid any itchiness or allergies in your private parts. These lubricants come in a variety of scents and flavours for making your sex life romantic and exciting.

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Using a personal lubricant also increases the effectiveness of the condom without compromising on your experience and fun. It also reduces the chances of condom breakage which can lead to unwanted pregnancies and increase the chances of sexually transmitted diseases. If you indulge into anal sex, keep in mind that the right lubricant is the key to a great sexual experience. Using a condom is a must for anal sex as it can lead to many diseases and infections otherwise. Condom and lube ease the pain and transport you into a world of erotic experiences.

A lubricant is not just fun for woman. It also helps the guy to be more comfortable and reduces any chances of frictional injuries. If you want to get your partner into the mood, massaging oils do wonders to the libido and get you both in an intimate mood. Plan an intimate massage session with warming oils and arousal gels for the best sexual experience.

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Another great reason to use a personal lube is that it adds an erotic fragrance to the atmosphere and soothes the bodies for an unforgettable experience. Flavours like Pina Colada and Strawberry will spice things up and bring an interesting twist to your bedroom adventures.

If you are looking for ways to include a lubricant in your life, try using it just a bit before sex for that fluidity and moisture. It will make things easy and give you pleasure. You can also use oils for body massages and genital massages for an enhanced sexual experience. Do not go overboard with the lube as things will turn messy.

So this is all about using a personal lubricant which will not only enhance your sexual life but also keep you healthy and clean down there.