Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Top 6 Uses Of Rose Water: 5 Best Brands Of Rose Water for Face Available In India.

Rose water is one natural remedy that works great for curing a lot of skin problems. Rose water essence has also been mentioned by the Prophet S.A.W to have many nutritious values and healing properties. It is widely used to flavor sweets around the world and its distinctive flavor has found a place in many of the Asian countries kitchens.

Have you always wondered why rose water has found a place in every household? Or why most of the pharmacol and cosmetic products have rose water in them? It's simple. Its because apart from being beneficial for skin and hair care , rose water is also great to reduce stress and eliminate depression!

 Many of the beauty products sold in the market have rose water as ingredients in them. Rose water is a natural remedy that has been proved to heal and cure a lot of things. I love rose water to use it as a cleanser to remove my make off and keep my pores clean. I also use rose water to spray it during daytime to keep my face glowing and fresh !

Rose water is highly beneficial and its positive results has lead to its usage in a lot of skin care products to get relief from sun burns, in helping the skin glow and acts as a cleanse to clean off the dirt from your skin and face. Rose water is also known to give suppleness to the skin. I have myself experienced softness after using rose water on my face on a daily basis. It is also widely used as a toner by beauty addict women .

The best thing about rose water is that no matter what your skin type is, be it oily, or dry or combination , this 'miracle of nature' can bring you handful of goodness!!! Keep reading to know the best rose water brands available in India.
rose water available in india

Rose water for face : 6 different ways Rose water can be used

Skin Toner: 

Applying organic rose water with a damp cotton ball on your freshly cleansed skin and face helps in tightening the pores and hence rose water is considered the best natural toner. Rose water has soothing properties and settles into pores which makes skin soft and supple. Your face will feel fresh and the lingering rose aroma will uplift your mood once you have applied it.

Natural makeup remover:

Makeup removers can be expensive and burn a hole in our pocket due to their pricey tags and if you are an ardent makeup lover you will need loads and loads of makeup remover solution to get away the waterproof makeup off from my face. Which is why a natural makeup remover that is inexpensive and effective will do wonders to your face. Mix rose water with either almond oil  coconut oil or jojoba oil and use it to remove your stubborn makeup with the help of a cotton swab! Eye makeup is the most problematic area when it comes to removing eye makeup as the area is sensitive and hence a natural makeup remover is best to gently remove all the grime and waterproof makeup from your eyes.!

Goodbye Tired Eyes:

If you are among those that have to work on computers and laptops for long hours, applying rose water all over your eyes soothes your tired and fatigued eyes. Those who get very little sleep can also use rose water to get relief from puffy eyelids. All you have to do is place cold rose water dipped cotton swabs over your eyelids for a few minutes and you'll feel refreshed instantly!

Skin Cleanser:

One of the best cleanses and hydrates at the same time is rose water. Once you have washed your face with a your favorite face wash gently dab rose water on your clean face with a cotton swab to remove any stubborn leftover makeup and grime which wasn't washed when you washed your face!

Protects from bacterial infections:

It helps in purifying the skin and protecting it from bacterial infections. It acts a barrier between skin and bacteria and is very effective in keeping oil away at bay!

Helps you relax and Rejuvenate:

Many people prefer a bath with rose water in mornings as the release of endorphin's helps a human mind to relax. The aroma of the rose water eliminates sadness and rose water also has a calming effect when you have a head ache!

Now we all know that rose water tones oily skin, helps in soothing sensitive and fatigue skin. Further rose water helps a lot in reducing acne, healing sunburns and repairing ageing skin! Which is why I bring to you some of the best rose water brands available in India.

Read further to know the best brands selling rose water in India which are pure and yield excellent results!

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water Face and Body Mist: (INR 875 )

This beautiful rose water helps in balancing & restoring the pH balance of the skin plus it helps to rejuvenate your skin. This is said to be made from roses of a place called' Kannauj' in North India.
The rose water is obtained by a distillation process which ensures a high level of hygiene and unmatched purity. Buy it on .

Dabur Gulabari Rose Water:(INR 85 )

Dabur Gulabri rose Water is one of the most famous rose water available at all local drugstores in india. I myself have used many bottles of Dabur gulabri during my college days. It being cheap and inexpensive makes it one of the most sought after rose water. It helps a lot to make my face clear and radiant. I have always used it as a toner and it has worked fine for me. It also moisturizes skin and the fragrance is one thing I love about this rose water. Highly recommended !

Khadi Pure Rose Water: (INR 80)

Khadi rose water acts as a deep conditioner and removes dirt and pollutants from the skin. Khadi rose water is a mildly antiseptic and anti acne. Even though it has a strong fragrance it is claimed to be 100% pure. One can use it along with other natural herbs and ingredients to make a face pack or glow serum . Buy it on

Banjaras Rose Water: (INR 160)

I have bee loving all the products from natural herbal brand 'Banjara's recently and I am thinking of giving this popular 'rose water' By Banjara's a try. It is enriched with rose oil and acts as a natural skin toner. Buy it here.

Oriflame Pure Nature Rose Extracts Refreshing Rose Water: (INR 209)

I have been using Oriflame's rose water since two years and have been loving it! It has a strong rose fragrance which might not be everyone's cup of tea but I like it and it does a great job in cleansing and tightening my pores.The only downside of this rose water by Oriflame would be that it has synthetic ingredients for preservation purposes. You can buy it from here.

Many beauty bloggers and beauty guru's swear by rose water and recommend making your own rose water as most of the rose water available in the market have chemical preservatives in them that can harm the skin. Here's how you can make rose water at home.

DIY How To Make Rose Water At Home:

 You can easily make rose water at home with the help of just three ingredients! Yes ! Here are two ways to make rose water at home:

How To make rose water with essential oil:

1. This method includes using rose essential oil along with distilled water. Mix essential rose oil with distilled water and store in a empty plastic misting bottle .

How to make rose water with fresh rose petals:

2. the second method includes using fresh rose petals . Wash the rose petals and let them heat along with water on low flame . Strain the water and store in a clean container or a plastic misting bottle so its easy to spray it on your desired area!

Rose water is undoubtedly a magic potion which should be included in your beauty regime! Which brand of rose water are you using ? I would be happy to know other brands that sell good quality of rose water . Which of these do you think is the best rose water for face?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Makeup haul from Jabong ! Mua & Makeup Revolution : First Impressions

If you have been reading a lot of beauty reviews on our website (Blingsparkle) you must have come across a lovely cream blush 'Ritzy' by MUA . You can read the full review of the MUA Luxe Velvet cream blush in 'Ritzy' here. It is my holy Grail product when it comes to cream blushes. It was my second product from MUA after their kiss lip gloss . Previously this week there was this great sale on Jabong India and many of Mua products and Makeup revolution products( This doesn't need any intro!) . I went berserk and bought a lot of products from both beauty brands.

Both MUA and Makeup revolution are quite affordable drugstore brands and the only con about them is their availability in India ! From the haul may of the products where a steal deal while others where quite a let down. Today Ill share the worst and best products from my haul. I have categorized the products from my haul into two categories. Read on to know which of them belonged to which category!

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Best And Worst of MUA and Makeup Revolution London 

All of the products can be bought online and are super drug products. Many of these products turned out to be great ones and many I regret buying ( As they are non-returnable and I am stuck with them!) hence I am making a post on the worst and the good buys  many of which include the price factory as in India. Lets start from MUA.
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  kiss me, sweet kiss, great lips



Mua Makeup Academy Shade 3 Liquid Eyeliner -3G (INR 615):

I was in search of a metallic eyeliner and I was very happy with the metallic bold look this eyeliner let me create. Its waterproof and one single swipe gives a intense pigment of a metallic shade on my eyelids. I am in love with this eyeliner and cannot wait to flaunt it. Beautiful buy!

Mua Makeup Academy Kiss Me Love Heart Lip Balms: (INR 350):

Everything about this lip balm is LOVE ! The fragrance, the packaging and the tint *happy dance* . I am so happy I bought two in this shade as they are absolutely gorgeous and give my lips a beautiful tinted pink look. This among their Love hearts range and the best in that range. I also like the sweet kiss one but not as much as this one. Moisturizes lips and glides smoothly on my lips. Its one of the best lip balms out there in the market! It is decently pigmented and the texture is a dream which is why I am going to ignore the fact that they are priced a little on the higher note in India! It leaves a lovely red tint on my lips and gives a glossy lip look. Very happy!

Mua Makeup Academy Sweet Kiss Love Heart Lip Balms: (INR 350):

This is another lip balm from the same range . Smells amazing and has a sweet light pink tint which might not show on pigmented lips but looks great and does its job of moisturizing real well ! Loved everything about this lip balm.

Mua Makeup Academy Shade 3 Mascara (BLUE) INR 700 :

I am obsessed with blue nowadays and this is my first colored mascara ! I am so excited to flaunt this. it looked absolutely stunning on my lashes and I was afraid it would be too OTT but it was amazing ! Its sure to grab a lot of eyeballs and it does add volume to my lashes and make them look thicker ! Fabulous!
blue mascara MUA review

Mua Makeup Academy Shade 5 Blusher: (INR 750)

I had read a lot of great reviews about the MUA blushes and grabbed quite a few shades in them and this shade 5 by MUA topped the list ! Its a pretty toned down subdued coral shade and would suit almost all Indian skin tones. It instantly brightened up my face and its my to go powder blush for now!

Mua Makeup Academy Shade 4 Blusher: (INR 750)

This is another favorite from their powder blush range .Loved their classy and travel friendly  packaging . It is a s with shimmers which are not at all prominent when applied on the apples of my cheeks. It will look absolutely gorgeous on fair to medium skinned beauties. Gives a perfect flushed look to my cheeks and has a soft texture and can be built to your satisfaction.It gives a beautiful glow to my cheeks and looks stunning ! LOVE !

Mua Makeup Academy Shade-1 Liquid Eyeliner (INR 615):

This is a very bright colored blue eyeliner and goes perfectly with my current blue obsession mood ! Glides on my eyes without effort and gives my eyes a new dimension , totally worth the purchase ! Quite pigmented and it does not flake , the only con would be the applicator which I found to be a little hard to work with. For all those in love with blue liners must try this waterproof liner as it has a decent staying power too!


Mua Makeup Academy Medium Beauty Balm (Shade 2) : INR 950

First of all the shade is way too light even though its a Medium Shade which is mine. Plus the texture is pathetic and the tube is filled with a lot of air! Very pricey for a BB cream ! Its one of my most worst buys and I deeply regret spending my money on this BB cream! Do not buy this, its a waste of money! Not recommended ! This one can be concluded as a major miss !

MUA BB cream review

Mua Makeup Academy Shade 2 Blusher: (INR 750):

Shade 2 might be something I shouldn't pick p from MUA's range as it has fared real bad with me. This blusher din't show up on my cheeks and shows up only after a couple of swipes. Very light and hardly seen on my cheeks. As this a light shade it has a very low staying power on my cheeks. Din't work for me.

Mua Makeup Academy Shade 1 Mascara (BROWN) INR 700:

I was sent a slightly dry product and second of all it din't even show on my light black eye lashes. I was hoping on using it to create a subtle yet dramatic look but was dissapointed !I really did not like this at all!
drugstore colored mascara

Mua makeup Academy Great Lips Love Hearts Lip Balm: INR 350

This lip balm hardly had any tint and was unflattering. bu it does moisturise well but fails to conquer over kiss me and sweet me and hence I wish I had given this one a miss and bought another cute tub of the Kiss me Lip balm! I would not say it is worst as I am definitely going to use this in my nighttime routine everyday unlike the other two products above. This is not terrible by any means, it's just not amazing like the other two variants from this range!



Makeup Revolution London I Heart Passion Wonder Palette : (INR 2000)

This beautiful eye shadow palette is from Makeup revolution london's I ♥ Makeup range. This palette is a versatile palette as it has a lot of mattes and shimmery shades to play with. It comes with a full size mirror and a sponge applicator. It has two highlighting shades and some bold colors which are perfect to make that bold smokey eye. To top it all is the uber cute packaging which has a pink heart at the top. Absolutely love this palette!
Makeup Revolution london

Makeup Revolution London No Ordinary Love Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer : (INR 700)

This gloss is one of a kind for its non sticky ! It looked sweet on my lips and moisturized my lips real well ! In love with this lip lacquer . I did want to to try Makeup revolution london's velvet lip lacquers which are liquid lipsticks but picked u this one for a change. I really loved the formula of this gloss ! Its beautiful and one that i will use  a lot in the coming days!
lip lacquer

Makeup Revolution London Amazing Waterproof Black Eyeliner: (INR 500)

This is an amazing liner to work with, the felt tip which is firm gives us freedom to create a bold line on the lids. The felt tip is great and picks up the right amount of product. It dries into a bold black matte black color and looks amazing my eyelids ! One of the best liners I have come across ! Its intense black, super pigmented , smudge proof and waterproof ! I am so happy I bought this (It was on a 75% discount) *mini happy dance* Every jet black eyeliner lover out there must indulge in this awesomeness ! Totally recommended !

best matte black eyeliner in India


Makeup Revolution London Luscious Amazing Lipstick: (INR 450)

For the price its a huge letdown for other than packaging there is nothing much to rave about this lipstick. i was on a lookout for a cool toned orange shade and hence picked up this but it din't suit my medium skin tone. The most disappointing thing was the staying power which is very low ! Not satisfied with this one. It did look great in the bullet but does not look good on my skin. It might look good on fair skinned beauties but its definitely a must avoid for medium to dusky skin tones as it does not hide imperfections of my lips.  am thinking of using to use this with another lipstick of mine to make use of this.
Makeup Revolution london

Both of the brands have really good products and are a major hit when bought on a discount ! Which of these beauty products would you like to own? Have a favorite ? Tell me !

Najmun Nissa

Thursday, March 2, 2017

In Nature, With Nature- Going The Natural Way with Banjara’s

Nature is soothing.. Nature is relieving . Nature is relaxing. Nature is rejuvenating. Nature is healing.
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Don’t we all love natural skin and beauty care products ? Not just for they ensure the safety or our skin  but because they have numerous benefits that work beautifully with the skin. We all love natural products but have we ever cared of Mother nature? Lemme explain.
How many of you are addicted to beauty and personal care products? Addicted to it so badly that you would make sure  buy every new beauty, cosmetic or personal care product that has won your heart with its promising claims? Were you unaware of the harmful chemicals they contained that would harm your skin and wouldn’t stop at that but go on to harm mother nature? This is a message we should spread to avoid damaging our Environment. Its high time we took note of this and took better care of our nature. This message is beautifully explained in a lovely video by a trusted Organic and herbal brand – Banjara’s, the products of which are made from the most natural, high-quality ingredients, carefully selected for their ability to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
I like their way of conveying the message of taking care of our nature so that it can take care of us in return ( #meandnature). It is important to remember that products made from conventionally produced ingredients can have a negative environmental impact which is why one must choose natural based products over chemical based products. Its disheartening to know that most of us chose chemical based personal beauty products as the manufacturing of such chemical-heavy health and beauty products puts the chemicals, and many more, into the air and water, damaging our nature.
We often start the new year with resolutions to change and do things differently. This time I made a resolution to stick to natural products to the hilt. It’s a time to renew and restart. When it comes to your food and my beauty regime, I always opt for organic and natural . This way at least I can be sure I am doing yourself, and the planet, a great deal of good.
Nature has its own ways to heal our skin . It was not easy for me to stick to my resolution. But thanks to brands like Banjara’s , going the green way just got easier ! Banjara’s promotes using nature based products and I am in love with their Samrvidhi hair oil and Samvridhi hair pack for now ! When you're accustomed to doing things the way you always have, you may not see why you would want to switch up your routine. But once you start using natural based products like Multani mitti+ orange scrub face wash from Banjara’s you see the benefits of choosing nature based products.  Also I have experienced great results while using natural based beauty and health products . After I was highly satisfied with the results garnered by usage of  natural and herbal beauty products I felt a need to adopt a new, natural lifestyle with health and beauty products that could help me look and feel great.
Reversing this spread starts with each and every one of us. All you need is to make small changes, such as replacing a harsh hair oil by an organic and eco-friendly one. And the great news is there is always a  healthier and safer alternative. The key is to be more conscious of our choices, read labels, and encourage companies that are making safe and environment-friendly products. With so many amazing brands and products to choose from, we naturally-minded herbal beauties are no longer limited to choosing from insanely overpriced celebrity brands . With nature based brands like Banjara’s one can ensure you are getting everything without harming your health or the environment. Bes part is that they have products the whole family can take benefits from ! From Here are a few products you can try from their Herbal range . Banjara’s Samvridhi hair oil and Multani Mitti + Orange peel scrub face wash (Does the work of a scrub & face wash!) being my two top favorites among all their products!
Also the fact that Banjara’s products are  cruelty-free, as they are not tested on any animals makes it even more better. Banjara’s is also  listed under PETA’s cruelty-free companies !
Banjara’s samvridhi hair care range and Banjaras mulatani mitti + orange peel  scrub have scored real well with me and have done wonders for my hair and face!The first time I used Banjara’s Samvridhi Hair oil and the Banjara’s Hair pack it was love at first use ! My hair felt rejuvenated and restored. My hair felt alive after I washed the hair pack cum cleanser off! Its a must try for all natural based oil lovers plus its so affordable. I am done with my first tube and I can hardly wait to buy my next one. Where as the oil is a gem for it showed great results in preventing my hair from breakage. I  now use it on regular basis and have made of a ritual to use it on my hair tips after every bath.
Another favorite of mine from Banjara’s is their orange peel facewash ! Loved it! It acts as a gentle scrub plus cleanses face. You can read my review Here: Banjaras Samvridhi Hairl oil and the review for the tan free face wash here: Banjara’s Orange+multani mitti Tan removal facewash.
You can also first try their samples to see how they fare . Click here to get free sample from Banjara’s.

I love that their products are high-quality, but very affordable, and that you can select based on your age and requirement. My mom loves herbal products for her hair. I am going totally recommend her to try the Banjaras Brazilian herbal hair dye. You can also try the Banjara’s papaya and multani mitti face pack, this one I haven’t try and believe me its topping in my wish list for this month!
have you tried any of my Banjara’s top favorites? Are you ready to plunge into natural beauty with Banjara’s? Do tell me !
Until next time