Uber cool tees!


Hey,

How many of us always look at our wardrobe and feel we have nothing to wear? Well, I feel you! No matter how many clothes we have stocked up, some how we don’t feel we have picked the right ones for every occasion. I love to travel, be it to another country or city, or just roam around in my own city – trying to discover new places to eat, some great stores and cool stuff! Being the travel-bug, I have always wanted an uber cool tee to complement the hippie that I am! I am also that person who does not like to wear something that everyone already has (I can be very picky!) so I wanted a design which is unique, yet stylish.

This is when I did my extensive research – started checking different websites, instagram stores, offline stores and I found my perfect tee! I got it from an online store called PrintOctopus. And the good news? They have a lot of amazing stuff!! Be it TV series or a perfect tee to give your bride-to-be on her Bachelorette party or just the perfect one to scream out that you are a foodie? They have it all covered. They also have cool posters, mobile covers and mouse pads for those of you who love collecting a bunch of them! They have amazing offers quite often and honestly the costs are extremely pocket friendly! If I can get a “Travel” themed cotton tee which is extremely comfy and looks amazing for 500 bucks, then it really shouldn’t hurt! Posting some of the clicks with the tee that you will love! You can check out the various categories on their website (Men’s tee, women’s tee, phone covers, wall art, mousepads), and with just a click, get what you love!

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Till the next time
~The Crank

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Mango butter – natural skin & hair care


Hey,

My skin and hair care routine has experienced quite a drastic change in the last few months. Slowly, I have tried and eliminated all the products with harsh chemicals from my dressing table – and I have replaced them with every natural and organic product. I have also tried to inculcate an actual morning and night routine and stick to it. Thanks to google, I also got a lot of information on raw ingredients and how you can use them in different ways! I have to admit – I loved the fact of buying fewer things and making the best use of them.

Moving to a new city around the same time, did not do very well to my hair, and since then I have been trying multiple theories on my hair. I had read about the benefits of mango butter – how moisturizing it can be for your hair and wanted to try it out. I was on a hunt for 100% natural mango butter, along with being pocket friendly! This is when I checked out the Ryaal Mango butter. Priced at Rs 599 for 150g, it was an immediate buy, since I have had multiple good experiences with the products from Ryaal.

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Once I got the product – I started using it in multiple ways. Some lazy days – I would just use a small amount of the product on the ends of my hair after a hair wash. On other days I would let a little butter melt, and add a few drops of other oils that I love, and finally use this on my scalp and ends. (Click here to see my post on the oils that I mix along with the butter.) I also add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil, since it is an anti-bacterial, and helps sooth the scalp. The effect was amazing! I love it so much, that now this has become a step in my hair routine – no matter how long it takes.

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You can also use this as a moisturizer for your skin during winter, but since I do not have very dry skin I do not use it so.

Pros:

  • 100% natural.
  • Pocket friendly. (Also they have a sale on amazon right now! Grab them now.)
  • Multiple uses for the hair and skin.
  • Has no fragrance – which is better than artificial fragrance or too strong fragrance.
  • Absorbed very quickly by the skin and hair.

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Cons :

  • Packaging was a little off – I had to struggle to open the box.

Overall, this product is a complete win-win from my side. It might seem a little expensive, but one tub would easily last you a good 4-5 months, and hence it is worth every penny. Let me know if you have tried this for yourself, or if you would love to! Click here to try all these benefits for yourself! 🙂

Till the next one,
~The Crank

Snacking in style ft EAT Anytime


Hey guys,

Snacking is something that we have no defined time for. We snack when we work, we snack when we watch a movie, with a face pack on, and any activity – you name, we would still not mind munching something along with it. This is exactly why we should pay attention to what we munch, because it might seem like a small quantity, but considering how many times we do it in a day. I am not a calorie conscious person – but given a chance I would love to eat healthy food that tastes good too. (Can’t compromise on the taste!) But, I am also lazy, so do not expect me to make something healthy. For a person like me, something like healthy snacking feels perfect, to not feel guilty when munching something, yet the taste would make you fall in love with it!

I recently came across the brand called Eat Any time, and with the huge number of positive reviews, I got myself an assorted pack from Amazon. It had flavors like Orange, Mango-Ginger, Butterscotch, Peanut butter-chocolate and Bambaiyya Chaat. They retail for Rs 50 each. One detail I noticed, is how much they try to bring in the real essence of the flavor.

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Butterscotch : A non-working version of a code, with a deadline of 4 hours? That’s exactly when I decided to munch this one. I loved this one to bits!

Orange : We all know about Bengaluru traffic! If you don’t, you should consider yourself lucky (or might as well come experience it!). So I was struck in traffic, with an estimated travel time to be an hour. This is when I decided to pick up this one, and munch it with all my frustration. This definitely filled me up until I could reach the destination (restaurant).

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Bambaiya Chaat : I do not hit the gym, or do any heavy exercise everyday. I just love to walk. Headphones in my ears, and greenery around me, the peace and positive energy I get during the process is immense. After a long walk one evening, my pedometer showed 5 km, and with that satisfaction, I wanted to return home. But, my stomach did not agree. I was really exhausted. This is when I decided to pick up this one, instead of some oily chaat, and it did full justice to it’s name!

Mango-Ginger : This was my go to flavor when having my chai, as it was subtle and complemented my tea time perfectly! Also, a good way to avoid some junk during your snacking time.

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Peanut butter and Chocolate : It’s a saturday morning! I have a face pack on, and my eyes are hooked to a TV series. Hands down, this is the flavor that I would pick to indulge myself in some guilt-free yet royal munching.

Tight schedules and erratic work hours make opting for healthy nutritious food a difficult task.But all these hurdles in the way of good health can be smartly removed by a good energy bar like E.A.T nutrition and energy bar in India.With the goodness of oats, E.A.T bars filling and provide instant energy.

No time for breakfast? Relax! A bar of E.A.T is all you need. You will never get bored with E.A.T for a wide assortment of scintillating flavors and textures makes these bars the best nutrition and energy bar.High in protein and a natural source of energy makes E.A.T bars a perfect post-workout snack.The wholesome nutrition from the seeds and nuts make these bar a super-snack bar! E.A.T nutrition bars are 100% natural and vegan and a perfect snack for one and all.

This was my personal review and situations when I ate these amazing flavors of snack bars from Eat Any Time. Go ahead, get yourself a flavor, and have a guilt-free munching session.

Till the next one
~The Crank!

October Glamego Box


Hey guys!

If you have been reading some of my recent posts, then you would know about how much I am in love with one of the most affordable subscription boxes in town – Glamego! Today, I will review the products of the October festive box!

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Why Glamego? Click here to read my post on the same. Also check out the products they had in their september box!

The October (festive) box came in vibrant colours, and had the following 6 products. The box usually has 4 products, but surprise products came in this month, to celebrate the festive season.

  • Bella Voste Lip crayon : This is my favorite product from the box! We get to choose the shade of the crayon. It glides smoothly, and I use one to two strokes on my lips, and it stays for a good 4-5 hours.
    Shade : Hypnotic Rose (06)
    Cost : Rs 499
    Product size : 3.8g
    Cons : Is not water resistant.
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  • Nature’s Co lip balm : Love this one. It has become my handbag staple, as I don’t need to use my fingers to apply this.
    Cost : Rs 495
    Product size : 10mL
    Cons : Seems a little expensive, but Glamego makes it easier to access products like this!
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  • Nature’s Co bath salt : Gives a very refreshing dimension to an otherwise boring shower.
    Cost : Rs 153
    Product size : 50g
    Cons : This box was leaking a little bit, but since it was bubble wrapped well, it was still okay.
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  • Aroma Magic Face Wash : Been using this in my morning routine, and seems to clean off well, especially since I use oils in my night care routine. Very pocket-friendly, and comes in a light, travel friendly packaging.
    Cost : Rs 80
    Product size : 50mL.
    Cons : It does seem a little harsh to my skin. Would prefer something more gentle.
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  • Lass Natural’s Shampoo & Conditioner : Used this before, and is one of the most gentle shampoo-conditioner range that I’ve used. Pocket friendly, and travel-friendly!
    Cost : Rs 55 (shampoo), Rs 65 (Cond)
    Product size : 50mL each
    Cons : The shampoo is one of my fav, but I would prefer a conditioner to be a little more strong, since I have frizzy hair!
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Are you a subscriber to this box? If yes, Which are your fav products? No? Still need more reasons to get yourself a box worth Rs 1600 for just 299 per month? Click here to go ahead, and pamper yourself.  For quick updates, and fun stories, check out my insta page here, and follow me for regular spam! (I promise, they would not be boring :D)

Till the next one
~The Crank

 

Squeaky clean skin!


Daily skin routine should be kept very simple. A cleansing-toning-moisturizing routine would be a perfect night routine. So where do scrubs come in this whole process? I use a gentle scrub twice a week, and once a week I use a scrub that leaves my skin squeaky clean! Some how that feeling is great, but I try not to over-do it, since it would keep removing the essential oils from the skin. So what do I use to do the weekly scrub, and why do I claim that it is one of the best products I’ve stumbled upon? Read on!

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Product : Black mess, from Ryaal USA. Named after the ‘it’ ingredient – activated charcoal, this newbie in my closet has become one of my favorites in the shortest of time. At the very offset, I love the packaging, the tag lines and it seems damn eye candy. The fragrance is mild and smells a little of essential oils, which is soothing. So why is this according to me really worth using? Because it is a cleanser, scrub and a mask all in one!

Usage : I use it twice a week, since my daily go to is a very gentle cleanser/scrub. I wash my face with lukewarm water and then apply this product all over my face and neck. You can use it with water, rose water or even milk. I once used it with apple cider vinegar, and loved the results too! I let it stay for 20-30 minutes, and then use a gentle towel to rub it all away.

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Pros:

  • The ingredients are pure love! Be it activated charcoal or kaolin clay, fullers earth or aloe vera, the endless list is all just great for the skin!
  • The fragrance is very soothing – the peppermint and tea tree oil in the ingredient list do not go for a waste!
  • For that squeaky clean skin.
  • Three in one! I love the idea of it. Saves time, money and effort.
  • Cost effective! Rs 499 for 125g, which would easily come for 3-4 months, if used once/twice a week.
  • Last, but the most important, how my skin feels after using this!

Hop on to amazon, or their official website to get your hands on this one, or other essential oils from their list. Click here to read my blog post on their essential oils! Let me know if you have tried any of these, and how you like them!

Till the next one,
~The Crank!

 

September GlamEgo Box!


Retail therapy is by far one of the best ways to pamper yourself! To swipe your credit card, yet not end up being broke is a true struggle. I’ve tried to strike a cord by choosing a subscription box – Glamego, that offers a blend of make up products and skin care essentials for 399 bucks a month. Not to mention how most of the products are sulphate and paraben free, and from renowned brands. Today, I will be unboxing their September box.

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Before you read this, you may want to know why to choose Glamego? Or even better, why a subscription box? Hop over to my previous post, and then come back here! 😀

The products came in a beautiful box, that is holding all my day routine products in it now! It had four products :

1. Neemli under eye serum

This is my favorite this month! Easy to use, travel friendly and amazing fragrance, this has found a place in my handbag. Not to forget, how this has found a place in my night routine as well.

Price : Rs 650 for 9mL ( Lol, but the cost of the entire box is 399, Duh! )

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How to use : Roll on the oil for about two times under each of your eyes, massage and fall in love (and sleeeep!)

How was it? 5/5

2. Mccaffeine shower gel

Okay, not sure if Glamego found out my obsession to coffee, before curating this box and sending it over to me! This product is love! The colour, the mild smell and everything about it is enchanting!

How was it? 5/5

Price : Rs 189

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3. Biobloom handmade soap 

I am not a huge fan of soaps, I prefer shower gels, but this one had such a good fragrance, and I am a sucker for anything for anything that smells amazing!

Price : Rs 125

How was it? Again, not a soap lover, so 4/5.

4. Bella voste nail paint 

This was again one of the products in the box that I reeeely enjoyed! I got the golden glitter paint, and there’s no looking back! They look really pretty, and stay on for quite some time. I used them alone, as well as on top of some red nail paint, for the perfect festive/party look!

Price : Rs 349

And this was? 4.5/5

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Overall, this was such a sweet surprise! I couldn’t have chosen such good products for myself, and not to forget the steal deal! Gift this box to family and friends this festive season! Click here to get the box, or even get some of these products from their website, because they have a hugeee sale going on! And remember you are your best friend!! This month’s box also has a surprise product, wait for the un-boxing!

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Until next time,
~The Crank

A surprise from you to you!


Work from monday to friday, party on saturday and sleep on sunday, and the loop continues. How often do we wish to break this monotony, and take a little time out to pamper our self with some love? And one really good way to do that, is retail therapy. But what if you don’t know what you are getting, but know that they are all good for your skin, and are worth much more than what you are paying? Is that not win-win? That’s the concept behind subscription boxes.

Pros of choosing a subscription box?

  • Pocket friendly way of trying different products and brands.
  • Pay less, and get more!
  • Sample sized products make a lot of sense, when something does not suit you.
  • Last but not the least, a gift to yourself!
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September Glamego box! 🙂

Today I am going to introduce and share my experience with one of the most affordable boxes in India – Glamego Box. Priced at Rs 399 per box, if you choose the monthly plan, you could get it at upto Rs 289 per month, if you choose the yearly plan.

Why Glamego?

  • Premium brands
  • Most of the products are of everyday use, skin care and make up products.
  • Gives the customer the choices for certain shades (lipsticks/nail paints)
  • A minimum of 4 products per month, at just 399 per month!
  • Vouchers on some of the brands within the box, so that you can go ahead and buy the product with a good discount, if you liked it.
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The October edition :’) Isn’t this a beauty?

The September box was so beautiful that I could not wait for my October box! Check their website, for subscribing to their boxes! And why is now the best time? Because they are giving an extra product as part of the festive October box. They also have a sale on some of their previous products, so grab them before they are gone. What’s in their October box? Need to sneak peak, before click the buy option? Head over to my instagram page for the same! Follow me on insta for quick updates, and cranky posts of my everyday shenanigans 😀

Stay tuned for the complete review of the boxes 🙂

Till then,
~The Crank!