Sparkle and glitter around this time of the year is something I love overdoing and one can easily get away with it. Maybelline’s Glitter Mania is my choice for those perfect glittery fingernails. Each shade in this collection has its own beauty and subtleness you just can’t go wrong with. They are easy to apply and even one coat gives an amazing sleek finish to your nails. So, go ahead and indulge in Maybelline’s glitter mania range to add that much needed sparkle this season. 


FEELING FESTIVE : GET AWAY WITH GLITTER

Absolute random ramblings about what I currently love doing this festive season. Its winter, almost Christmas and there’s nothing like sipping hot tea out of a red festive mug. The mug in question is the Starbucks festive red cup which I totally love oh, well I am a Starbucks mug hoarder anyways & I have way too many of their mugs.


The tea is from Lipton it’s called Mint & Spice Morocco which apparently has real herbs & spices. I simply love this tea. Been sipping on it right before bedtime and it is so soothing and calming gets me in to the Zen like zone; Inner peace people Inner peace. It has this subtle hint of mint and cinnamon flavour which is so heavenly you have to try it to believe it. Cinnamon always reminds me of Christmas time. Though on a side note when you do brew the tea it does smelly funny like bubble gum; might put off some people but the taste completely makes you forget about the bubble gum smell.
 
This is my version of a getting into the festive mode; what’s yours?

FAVOURITE MUG & TEA AT THE MOMENT : FEELING FESTIVE

It’s almost Christmas and, keeping up with the festive spirit here’s an easy chocolate coated biscuit recipe which is totally hassle free, quick and easy to make too. This is not my creation but rather my 15 year old cousin who is to be credited for this recipe. So, without further ado let us get straight to the recipe.


Ingredients:
Compound Chocolate 200gm (you can opt for dark, milk or white chocolate, I prefer dark chocolate) – you can increase the quantity as per requirement.
Plain biscuits – 2 packs (depending upon the batch size of the chocolate)
Sprinkles of your choice for toppings

Preparation:
Grate the chocolate and place it in a microwave vessel. Microwave it for around 30 – 40 seconds; stir occasionally till the chocolate reaches a silky smooth consistency.

Take a biscuit and spread the chocolate on it (just like you are applying jam over bread). Then take another biscuit and place it over the other so it looks like a biscuit sandwich.

Place the biscuit sandwiches on a rack and deep freeze them for about one minute.

After one minute remove them from the freezer and then dunk the sandwich biscuits in the chocolate batter cover all the sides with chocolate and add sprinkles of your choice. Let it freeze for over a minute in the freezer. Once the chocolate has nicely set and become firm; place it on a serving plate and voila it’s ready to be devoured.

FEELING FESTIVE : EASY TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COATED BISCUITS

No, I am not talking about the comfort food edible version of Glazed cinnamon apples; but The Body Shop Glazed apple shower gel which is a new introduction for the holiday season. They have three different ranges of festive sweetness; Glazed Apple, Vanilla Brulee and Frosted Cranberry. There are so many options to choose from you can treat yourself to the whole shebang.


Shower time has just become much more festive with Glazed apple. This bottle of green(y) goodness is a perfect way to start the day. It smells absolutely divine; love the apple and a hint of cinnamon scent that lingers on the body as well as in the shower. The fragrance doesn’t last that long on the body but can be built up by using a body lotion or body butter of the same. It is neither creamy nor too liquid in consistency. It leaves my body feeling soft and smelling amazing. It is my favourite shower gel at the moment gets me in the Christmassy mood. If you like sweet, fruity scents then you must try some from their festive range.

Priced at INR 595/- for a 250ml bottle, it is a once in a year indulgence. This limited edition range screams Christmas through and through and the glazed apple shower gel adds a festive bubble to your shower time.

Which is your favourite product from The Body Shop Christmas Range? 

FEELING FESTIVE : GLAZED APPLE ANYONE?

How very deceiving this simple, clinical looking tube is? Never thought I would be so blown away by this tiny 30ml tube of sheer goodness. Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector is a lightweight skin smoother to instantly refine skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores. I have oily skin and have quite visible pores to be honest; not a very interesting sight when the makeup has a mind of its own and decides to wander when there’s no primer underneath.


Formulated with lipo hydroxy acid, bark and lentil extracts; all you need is a tiny amount of this beige coloured tinted lotion which glides over the skin ever so easily. It dries up instantly giving your skin that perfect smooth texture for makeup to glide on.


For the ones having uneven skin, visible pores; this is a great option to use instead of a primer; it is lightweight and non-greasy. I am not quite sure about it improving the skin’s quality over time but, my makeup looks flawless whenever I use this so, I am totally digging this product. Priced at INR 2,500/- for a 30ml tube it is indeed worth the splurge. 

IN A BLUR…

It is finally December the best time of the year. Family gatherings, parties, comfy jumpers, PJs, fairy light, devouring on scrumptious food and presents loads of presents; it is Christmas time. Keeping up with the festive spirit we are starting a mini-series called “Feeling Festive”. This would be all about Christmassy stuff, random bits and bobs and much more. Hope you like our first post of the Feeling Festive series.


I am a nail polish hoarder and it wouldn’t surprise you that I have the same shade in different brands (silly I know) but, Downtown Red by Maybelline Color Show is one of my favourite shades especially for this season. It is the perfect dark wine maroon(y) shade which instantly makes me feel like its winter. Application wise it is good and with two coats you have that perfect dark wine shade. Staying power is decent although it does start chipping off 3rd day onwards. Top it up with Crystal Clear top coat from Maybelline Color Show and let your fingers twinkle and soak in the festivities.

NAILING IT WITH DOWNTOWN RED : FEELING FESTIVE

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