Fantastico Benefits Of Washing Face With Cold Water

Fantastico Benefits Of Washing Face With Cold Water

Temperature of water DOES matter when you wash your face!

Some people say that washing your face with hot water opens up the pores while cold water clogs them, but that is just a myth.. So if you think that you are doing any good by washing your face with hot water, then you might be wrong!

Hot water can irritate the delicate skin of your face and make it dry and brittle by washing off the protective oils which are naturally produced by the sebaceous glands. That is why it is recommended that you use cold or lukewarm water to wash your face!

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Are You Bold Enough To Try These 15 Statement Eye Makeup Looks?

Heya everyone! Here’s presenting you 15 statement eye makeup looks for you to try, only if you’re bold enough! 😉

1. Graphic Eyeliner


Eyeliner in geometrical shapes. Super easy yet bold!

2. Play Up With Neon Eyeshadows


All you need is a colorful neon eyeshadow and a black eyeliner to achieve this look! If you look closely, you’d notice that their eyeshadows aren’t blended.

3. Feathery


Looks a Tad bit weird here because the model has her eyes closed. It would’ve looked a lot better if her eyes were open.

4. Cat eye + cut crease 


Cat eye in cut crease style, Unique no? I can’t try this one because I have hooded lids. Pffft.  😐

5. Little Smokey, Little Sharp

These two textures paired together are giving sultry looks to her eyes!

6. Clumpy Lashes + Bold Lips

Next time when you end up with clumpy lashes just tell everyone that it’s a new trend!  😀

7. Heavily Kohled Lower Lid


Typical Indian/Pakistani style eye Makeup it is!

7. Neutral Eyeshadow Up To Eyebrows


This one doesn’t require any special skills. Just sweep your eyeshadow up to your eyebrows and to your lower lash line, that’s it! 😀

8. Electric Blue Liner 


Man I so love this electric blue shade(new found love ?), Didn’t know it can look this gorgeous on eyes!

9. Peacock Inspired Eye Makeup

Quite eye catching 😉

10. Rainbow Eyes Makeup 

Rainbow eyes are my favourite! I have seen so many of them but this is, by far, my most favourite one! 

11. Intense Arabic Eyes Makeup


Such looks go well with traditional outfits.

12. Disney Inspired Eye Makeup

You can leave anyone speechless with such magical eye makeup looks! I wonder how did this person manage to add so much detailing. 😐

13. Gold Metal Foil Eye Makeup

Such intriguing looks are usually sported by runway models. No worries, we can also try them once in a while.. maybe 😛 I am a big fan of gold eye Makeup. 

14. Kareena Kapoor’s Eyeconic White Look

You can achieve this look with Lakme Eyeconic White.

15. Glitter & Rhinestones Eye Makeup


My list would’ve been incomplete without this look. TBH, I won’t mind glitter in my eye makeup but Rhinestones are a big NO for me! 😛

So which eye makeup look did you like the most?! Have you tried any of them yet? Let me know in the comments below!

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Book Review | Ramayana – The Game Of Life: Stolen Hope

Hi everyone. This is my first time reviewing a book. It’s not that I don’t read Books often, I just don’t know how to review them without possibly revealing the whole plot and being a spoilsport! 😛 I will review more books in the future if I receive a positive response on this one. 🙂 

Few days back, I received this book called “Ramayana – The Game Of Life: Stolen Hope”. Written by Shubha Vilas ji, It’s the third instalment of “Ramayana – The Game Of Life” series. This is going to be a series of total 6 Books. I haven’t read the first two books (Rise of the Sun Prince and Shattered Dreams) yet but fortunately this book has a prologue of other two ones for those who haven’t read them. 🙂 The author has dedicated this book to his parents. Let me introduce you all to him.. 

Shubha Vilas, a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker, holds a degree in engineering and law with a specialization in patent law. His leadership seminars are popular with top-level management in corporate houses. He addresses their crucial needs through thought-provoking seminars on themes such as ‘Secrets of Lasting Relationships’, ‘Soul Curry to Stop Worry’ and ‘Work Life Balance’ to name a few. He believes that a good teacher, no matter how knowledgeable he may be, always sees the process of learning and teaching simultaneously as an inherent aspect of personal and spiritual growth.

He blogs at | You can follow him on twitter @shubhavilas
About Ramayana – The Game Of Life: Stolen Hope.. 

In the evil labyrinths of Dandakaranya forest, human values are put to test. Rama’s righteousness, Lakshmana’s loyalty and Sita’s endurance reflect our own sense of values and judgment in difficult times. The story unfolds the facets of human life – the conflict and trickery, the praise, the slander and above all, the hope and the despair in the eventful forest life of exiled royals. Stolen Hope is about extreme deception and extreme love. It is about arrogant power and deep devotion. With every twist and turn, Rama, Sita and Lakshmana find themselves robbed of whatever and whoever they valued the most. Exploring the dynamics of human relations – between father and son, husband and wife, teacher and disciple – and the complex game of power and greed, Stolen Hope mirrors our own dilemmas in the modern world and teaches us how we must overcome them.

Book Information and Availability..

Title – Ramayana – The Game Of Life: Stolen Hope (Book 3)
Author – Shubha Vilas
Genre – Mythology, Spirituality, Motivational
ISBN – 978-81-8495-824-9
Publisher – JAICO Publishing House
Total pages – 312
Formats available – Paperback & Kindle.
MRP – Rs.299/-
Buy Paperback Edition on Amazon | Buy Kindle Edition on Amazon

My Review..

We all have watched, read or heard about Ramayana and it’s characters while growing up, but this version of Ramayana is a little different from the usual one.. The author has re-written it with a contemporary touch, without affecting the essence of original Ramayana written by Valmiki. 

The story slowly unfolds as the trio, Ram, Sita and Laxman walk through the forests of Dandakaranya (meaning – the forest of punishment) during their 14 years of exile. During this period, they met several sages, had an encounter with Rakshash (demon) Viradha who was then killed by Ram and Laxman. After that, they started living in a small cottage built solely by Laxman in the hills of Panchavati. They lived there until the abduction of Sita happened, just 12 months before their exile was supposed to end! The rest of the story will continue in Book 4. I thought I knew all about Ramayana until I read this book. It has so many hidden stories and facts that I had never heard before. Some even have a humorous touch in them, The tales of Sage Agastya, for example! The book also has a part named “Lakshmana’s Diary” where we get to know about the mindset of Laxman during certain incidents that occurred throughout their exile. No book/movie or T.V serial has ever focused on characters other than Ram, Sita or Hanuman, but this book is written in such way that it tells the story of each and every character. 

Most of the people refrain from reading mythological books because they find them boring, but trust me, once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to put it down. This book is full of knowledge and motivation. With every other page, it has a new life lesson to be learnt. Sharing 3 of my favorite lessons and lines (footnotes) from the book..

1. These lines are from when Ram defeated 14 thousand demons alone, including the relatives of Ravana –  “The fair faced Sita peeped out of the cave to see Rama disintegrate the tree that Khara had hurled at him. The tree chopped into so many small pieces that Sita’s jaws dropped. If this could happen with a single arrow, She wondered Why the brothers struggled so much everyday chopping logs for firewood. Couldn’t they just shoot an arrow? She smiled proudly, well aware that they would never misuse their celestial arrows for personal convenience. By struggling hard each day; they set an ideal standard of how to restrict the utilization of the special facilities to when absolutely necessary for a higher purpose”

The brothers had an indefinite amount of power and energy, yet, they chose to do their basic day-to-day tasks like normal human beings rather than using their powers for their personal convenience. This incident taught me that we should never misuse our powers unless it is absolutely required at that point of time.

2Try not to leave footprints in the oceanic shores of achievements; these will be washed away soon by the waves of time. Try to leave imprints in the inland hearts of people; which will be embossed deeper city the stamp of grateful memories.

3. Assumption ruins relations as much as bad weather ruins a holiday. More relationships can be saved if people learned to express their emotions rather than assume that they would be understood.

Thank you Shubha ji for sending across this signed copy, I am going to treasure it forever! 🙂 

I’ll recommend this book to all the bibliophiles out there! You don’t have to be a “spiritual” person to read it, Just read to acquire knowledge and motivation from it! I can’t wait to read the next book!

  1. Rating – 10/10 (Rating system will be different for book reviews) 🙂

Hope you guys enjoyed my book review! Let me know if you read it too! 

P.S – What’s your favourite book of all time?! Tell me in the comments below!

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Review | – Medicos-V Pure Snail Silky Soothing Essential Mask

Heylo all! Are you guys enjoying the winter season? Well at least I am! I loveee winter season for so many reasons like.. cozy-cozy blankets..  sweaters.. boots.. cold mornings and hot tea..  We will discuss it some other day, let’s move on to the review now 😛 This post is about yet another sheet mask! 😀

My face is usually oily and sweaty all year around (yeah ok… I am not ashamed to say that I sweat like a pig :|) except for the few spots on my forehead and the area between my eyebrows. One fine day when I came out of the shower and went close to the mirror, I noticed that the skin around my eyebrows had become so dry that it was literally flaking off 😐 I immediately applied a moisturizer to that area but it wasn’t much of help so I decided to use this face mask later in the day. I was keeping this one for last because it has “Best Choice” written over it. 😛 

Product Description

Medicos-V manufactures skin friendly products with naturally derived ingredients.  From simple daily care to special, they develop their products to meet customers’ needs. Continuous usages of “Medicos’V” will moisturize the skin by supplying moisture and nutrition, as well as maintain a healthy skin by relieving skin.

• Mushroom extract gives rough and dull skin vitality with moisture balance.

• Snail extract and adenosine penetrate deep into skin giving nutrition with elasticity for firm skin care

• Natural cellulose sheet fits on skin providing moisture for long hours.

• Wrinkle improvement function certified

• Skin irritation testified

• Eco-friendly cellulose sheet

Price – INR Rs.118 / USD $1.80 | Quantity – 1 sheet mask with 25 ml of essence | Availability – Available on in 4 Variants | Click Here for more information

What I liked about Medicos-V Pure Snail Silky Soothing Essential Mask –

• Moisturizes and hydrates dry skin.

• The effect lasts for 2-3 days.

• Comes with a lot of extra essence.

What I didn’t like about Medicos-V Pure Snail Silky Soothing Essential Mask –

• Full list of ingredients isn’t mentioned anywhere in English.

• It is a little pricey if compared to other masks which I’ve reviewed before. (Or maybe the $ price is high at the moment lol)

Rating – 4/5

(P.S – the rating is for this specific product only. Skin18 will get 5/5 as always ♥)

Will I recommend this product?

Yes, only to people with dry skin. 

Some of you might not want to buy it because it contains snail extracts. 😛  But don’t worry, has many more sheet masks that you can try. Do pay them a visit! 🙂

*Product was sent to me by, however, my opinions are honest and unbiased.

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How To Take Care Of Nails And Cuticles At Home (without any hassles!)

How To Take Care Of Nails And Cuticles At Home (without any hassles!)

‘Tis the season to have beautiful nails!

Pretty looking nails are desired by many! You don’t have to splurge chunk of money in nail spas because you can get perfect looking nails and cuticles at home by taking proper care of them regularly.

In this post, I am going to share a few very simple tips which will help you to make your nails and cuticles appear beautiful as well as healthy.

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