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Brinjal Benefits

Brinjal Benefits: Love it or hate it but you just can’t ignore it! If you haven’t guessed yet, yes we are talking about the most infamous Brinjal. Brinjal or eggplant has been an essential part of our diet for ages. As children whether we liked it or not the purple tear-drop shaped veggie was forced down our throats by our mothers. What we didn’t know was how beneficial brinjal is to our lives. Read on to find out more.

Brinjal Benefits

  1. Hydrating

Brinjal has 92% water content which helps to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. It also makes the skin soft and supple with regular application of brinjal juice. It can be used as a natural agent to remove impurities and supply the necessary moisture to the skin.

  1. Antioxidant Properties

Brinjal is rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidant which is not only responsible for the unique purple pigment of the vegetable but also helps stop the growth of cancer cells. Its antibacterial properties prevent various skin diseases and ailments.

  1. Improves Heart Health

Being rich in anthocyanins and vitamin c, eggplant is quite beneficial when it comes to heart health. It lowers the bad cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol. By adding eggplant to the diet one can be sure to lower the risks of various heart diseases.

  1. Encourages Weight Loss

Many dietitians suggest adding eggplant to one’s diet plan as it is considerably low on carbohydrates and calories. Also, it contains saponin which prevents fat accumulation in the body.

  1. Improves Digestion

Eggplant is full of fiber and thus acts as a natural laxative. It regulates the bowel movement and improves the digestive system to great extent. Rich in antioxidants, it reduces inflammation and helps relieve constipation.

  1. Skin care

When used externally, brinjal can reap many benefits for the skin. It has many anti-aging properties. Using brinjal juice as a toner makes the skin firm, soft and smooth. It is also known to reduce the signs of freckles and moles. As discussed before, the peel of the brinjal can help to keep many skin disorders at bay.

  1. Haircare

Juice from the eggplant when used regularly to rinse hair can help to bring back the lost shine from rough and damaged hairs. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which promote hair growth while making them soft and lustrous. 

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Akhrot Benefits

Walnut Benefits and Side Effects / Akhrot Benefits: Walnut or commonly known as Akhrot in Hindi, is one of the most loved dried fruits of all time. It forms a delightful part of Indian sweets to swizz chocolates. Though having a bitter taste it sinfully enhances the tastes of all kinds of sweet savories. Diwali gift boxes seem rather plain without the presence of a handful of walnut halves. But there is more to walnuts than one can imagine, read on to find out more!!

Akhrot Benefits

  1. Improves Heart Health

One of the most sought-after health benefits of consuming walnuts is helping to lower down bad cholesterol. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which lowers the bad cholesterol and boosts the product of good cholesterol in the body. Doctors all over the world advise heart patients to make walnuts an important part of their diet regime.

  1. Encourages Weight Loss

Though not directly but indirectly walnut helps to lose weight. It is no doubt filled with calories but doctors advise consumptions of walnuts in place of French fries and burgers. It is a natural and healthier alternative to junk food. It helps to control one’s appetite thus encouraging weight control.

  1. Improves Digestion

Walnuts are full of fiber which ensures the smooth functioning of bowel movements. Regular intake of walnuts is known to reduce the problems of constipation and improves the gut health considerably.

  1. Skin care

Walnut being rich in vitamin B and Vitamin E proves to be very beneficial for the skin. Walnut oil when applied on the skin during winters helps to keep the skin soft and moisturized all day long. It also reduces signs of dark circles and delays skin ageing.

  1. Hair care

Walnut oil when applied to the hair regularly is known to enhance the growth and density of the hair. It helps to keep dandruff at bay and keeps the scalp moisturized. For long and lustrous hair walnut oil is the one-stop solution. Along with the application of walnut oil, consumption of walnut halves acts as a boon for the long mane.

  1. Treatment Of Cancer

Recent studies prove that walnut helps to reduce the risk of cancer. Regular consumption of walnuts is known to prevent prostate cancer as well as breast cancer. A compound called polyphenol present in the walnuts help to fight against the growth of cancer cells.

  1. Brain Health

As discussed earlier, walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acid which is known to keep the brain healthy. Regular consumption of walnuts helps to relieve stress and improves memory.

  1. Beneficial for pregnancy

Walnuts prove to be very beneficial for pregnant women. Walnut enhances brain development of the child and makes it strong. It contains vitamin-B along with other compounds like folates, riboflavin, thiamin, etc. which provide the necessary nutrition to the mother and the fetus.

Walnut Sideffects :

  1. Excessive consumption can cause softening of stool and bloating
  2. It is fattening if other fats are not reduced from diet
  3. May cause allergic reactions to those who are sensitive to it
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Aloe Vera Juice Benefits

by Payal Chowdhury

Aloe Vera Juice Benefits: Aloe Vera is one of the most sought-after natural ingredient which has been a part of our lives since ages. From healthcare to skincare it serves as a one-step natural solution to all of our needs. Aloe Vera juice is nothing but the extract of the pulp of aloe vera plant which we can usually find in our homes planted in clay pots. With its increasing popularity, various brands have come up with Aloe Vera gels, juices and creams. Aloe Vera juice is known to contain 99 percent of water along with active ingredients such as vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, salicylic acids, and amino acids. The following discussed benefits will give you a clear view regarding the various benefits of this miracle juice!!!

  1. Anti Inflammatory

Aloe vera is known to have anti-inflammatory properties for which it is used to reduce sunburn and inflammation. It acts as an effective solution to reduce pain and swelling. It is well known to treat edema and erythema. Due to its natural compounds, it is preferred by many over various drugs and medicines.

  1. Provides Hydration

Constituting of 99% water it is no surprise that Aloe vera juice is one of the best products to provide hydration to the body. Aloe vera juice when consumed orally, supplies necessary energy and boots up the immune system. When applied externally, it helps to maintain the moisture of the skin and prevents it from drying. For a soft, supple and well-hydrated skin aloe vera juice is a must.

  1. Maintaining Oral Health

One of the lesser-known but effective uses of aloe vera juice is treating dental problems. It acts as a natural mouthwash keeping the bacteria present inside the mouth under check. It helps to treat various gum problems such as bleeding of the gums. Due to its medicinal value, many brands infuse aloe vera extracts in their dental care products.

  1. Detoxifying Properties

Regular consumption of aloe vera juice can help flush out toxins from the body and improve the bowel movement. It also regulates the functioning of the liver and kidney as it contains various minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

  1. Improves Heart Health

Intake of aloe vera juice is known to control various heart conditions. Being rich in vitamin c it improves blood circulation and helps to lower blood pressure. It also lowers triglyceride levels and increases HDL or good cholesterol. Researches show that regular intake of aloe vera juice in heart patients helps prevent heart attacks and chest pains.

  1. Encourages Weight Loss

Though not directly but indirectly aloe vera juices help to lose weight. Many dietitians stress over the fact that proper detoxification plays an active role in weight loss. Also, chronic inflammation encourages fat accumulation. Thus having both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties aloe vera helps to reduce weight substantially.

  1. Improves Digestion

One of the most common reasons to consume aloe vera is to improve the digestive system. As it contains various enzymes, regular intake of aloe vera juice regulates bowel movements. As previously discussed, due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties various stomach related diseases can be kept at bay. It is also beneficial for treating constipation, acidity, and gas.

  1. Skin care

Aloe vera juice forms an essential part of the skin care routine practiced across the board. Due to its hydrating properties, it nourishes and moisturizes the skin well. It helps to treat sunburn and minor wounds. It is also known to have anti-aging properties. From stretch marks to acne marks, it helps to fight all unwanted skin problems. When used both internally and externally, this wonder elixir is known to make our skin soft and glowing.

  1. Haircare

Aloe vera juice acts as a boon for managing luscious and soft hair. It helps to get rid of dandruff and maintains pH balance of the scalp. It can also be used as a natural alternative for a conditioner as it helps to smoothen the hair texture. Regular use of aloe vera juice can also promote hair growth.

  1. Treatment Of Cancer

A recent study shows that aloe vera juice can help shrink cancer cells due to an ingredient called Acemannan present in the plant. It is also known to prevent colon cancer and halt the growth of cancer cells. It treats burns caused due to radiotherapy. Slowly and steadily aloe vera juice is finding its place in various cancer treatments and researches.

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Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter Halo Goodbye

Who is it for? Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter Halo Goodbye is a perfect budget friendly highlighter which claims to give you a subtle yet radiant glow. This Liquid highlighter supporting a multipurpose usage is a must have in your vanity. Also, this particular product has been sworn by many to be a perfect dupe of the much loved Cover Fx highlighter. Read on, to find out more!!!

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter Halo Goodbye

Price – Rs. 675 for 15 ml
How to use – 

This cruelty-free liquid highlighter comes with a Doe foot (also known as deer’s hoof) applicator which makes the application way more easy and precise. One can directly use this doe foot applicator to make tiny dots on the high points of their face and blend the product using a beauty blender or a highlighter brush. As it is a liquid highlighter it can easily be mixed along with the foundation to give an instant glow to the face.

Sensitive skin alert – 

It is always recommended to check the ingredient list and go for a patch test before using a product.  For a person like me who has a sensitive skin and has to be quite careful regarding the products used, this highlighter works wonders. Moreover, Wet n Wild claims to infuse the goodness of Murumuru seed butter, Grapeseed oil and Vitamin E along with its other ingredients to help provide a silk smooth finish.

My experience with Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter Halo Goodbye


The product comes in a glass bottle which makes the overall packaging look very high end and luxurious. Being packed in a glass bottle it is also prone to breaking or cracking incase it is dropped on a hard floor. It becomes easy to detect the shade of the highlighter as the bottle is transparent.  The product when purchased comes sealed in a plastic wrapper which contains the ingredient list amongst other information.  The product is tightly secured with a screwed in cap and so there is no fear of leakage. The doe foot applicator makes it quite travel friendly.  It also has the name of the shade printed at the bottom. Thus it is safe to say that the packaging gets a big thumbs up !

Shade and texture – 

Wet n wild hello halo liquid highlighters come in 6 to 7 different shades but sadly only 3 shades are available in India. These are – Halo, Goodbye ; Halo, Gorgeous and Guilded Glow. The shade reviewed here is Halo, GoodbyeHalo, Goodbye is a light pink shade. The shimmer present in the product has a pearl finish which gives a radiant and dewy look.  One has to be quite quick to blend the product as it dries up fast. As mentioned before, the texture of the product is buttery smooth making it easy to apply.

Pigmentation – 

The pigmentation of the shade is subtle and can be built up easy. The impact of the highlight can be increased with two to three applications. Thus, this product can be used to sport a soft dewy finish to a full impact blinding highlight.

Fragrance – 

The product has a chemical like smell though when applied the smell doesn’t linger at all. People who like their products to have a beautiful fragrance should make a pass for this product. But for people who don’t really care the fragrance aspect, this product will be a big hit!

Experience –

For me this product is a Holy Grail product. Ever since I started using this, I have never looked back.  This blends in perfectly and stays on for good 6 to 7 hours. As highlighters have a con of making the pores appear larger one should always use a good pore covering primer underneath. Many consider this as the dupe of CoverFx highlighters and when compared, Wet n Wild does absolute justice to both the claims and the price of this product. For many, highlighters are the best part of one’s makeup routine and keeping this fact in mind it is safe to say that this product stands out with a perfect 10/10!

What do I like about this palette?
  1. Comes in beautiful glass bottle making it look luxurious.
  2. Extremely affordable compared to high end brands.
  3. Has a smooth application.
  4. Gives radiant and dewy look.
  5. The shimmer doesn’t spread or transfer across the face.
  6. Stays on for 6 to 7 hours.
  7. Easy application and travel friendly.
  8. Cruelty-free.
What I dislike about this palette?
  1. Only three shades available in India.
  2. The glass bottle is prone to breaking.
  3. Needs a good pore blurring primer as it highlights the pores on the face.
  4. Dries up quickly.
  5. Has a chemically smell.
Would I repurchase or recommend?

Not only is it budget-friendly but it also does the job wonderfully. This highlighter is a must have for everyone who loves a subtle yet wet highlight look. Also, this highlighter can be used directly or mixed with the base making it an all rounder. Thus, I recommend this to everyone who loves that extra glow on their face.

Rating- 4.5/5

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Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Rose Gold Palette

Who is it for? Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Rose Gold Palette is made for every eyeshadow junkie who loves to experiment with their looks. This palette can easily be used to create from simple day to stunning night time looks.

Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Rose Gold Palette

Price – Rs. 1550 for 22 gm
How to use – 

There are 16 pans containing equal amounts of shimmer and matte colors. It can easily be applied using the dual ended sponge tip applicator that comes along with the product but it’s recommended to use a good blending brush to get the best results.

Sensitive skin alert – 

As I have a sensitive skin, It would be safe to say that it works beautifully for me with no issues at all but one should always check the ingredient list and go for a patch test just in order to be sure as eyes are usually considered to be very sensitive.

My experience with Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Rose Gold Palette


The packaging is an absolute eye catcher! The 16 eye shadows are well packed in a plastic container and comes with an attractive peek through gold cardboard box. The top of the plastic container is a stunner with the theme of a melting gold chocolate bar which is sure to make your vanity look chic and pretty. There are total of 8 shimmers and 8 matte colours which are well pressed into the pans. It also comes with a plastic sheet separating the eyeshadows from the mirror and has the name of all the colours printed on it.  It also comes with a full size mirror and a dual ended sponge tip applicator which makes it travel friendly. All in all the packaging gets huge thumbs up!!

Shade and texture – 

Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Rose Gold Palette 1

As mentioned before, there is a total of 16 beautiful warm shades. As the name mentions it consists mostly of pink, mauve and gold shades. The texture of each matte shade is very smooth along with the shimmer and pressed pigments. Here is a detailed analysis of each shade:-

Hold up – This a gold toned beige shimmer highlighting shade. Acts as a good option to highlight your brow bone.

Touch me – This is a stunning olive green shimmer shade.

Dirty rich – This shade is my favorite shimmer shade among all; it is a shimmer cranberry shade which looks absolutely stunning.

Hard work – This is a yellow toned gold shimmer. This will work wonders for those night time black and gold Smokey look.

Luxe – This is the only pressed pigment which requires a little work. But when applied carefully this pure rose gold shimmer looks absolutely stunning.

Cheque – The first shade in the second row consists of this beautiful brown toned copper shimmer shade which is a must have for all.

Barbie – As the name suggests this Barbie pink shade and is duo-chromatic giving reflections of a yellow tone.

Gold Digga – The last shimmer of the palette is a beautiful copper gold shimmery eye shadow which is sure to give your eyes the much needed extra oomph!

Girl Boss – Now comes the first matte shade which is a beautiful mauve brown shade.

Uh-oh – This is a beautiful pink mauve shade which can act as a transition shade as well.

Not yours – This is an almost neon bright pink shade.

Shy- This again is an earthy brown shade.

Back up – A beautiful chocolate brown shade which is perfect for creating warm brown Smokey eye look.

Side- chick – This again is an earthy maroon shade inclined more towards red.

My own –This a beautiful terracotta warm brown shade with a little hint of orange.

Independent – last but not the least, is this beautiful beige matte shade.

Pigmentation – 

All the shades are highly pigmented especially the mattes. The shimmer shades are very smooth and pigmented except a few which can be easily applied by wetting the brush with setting spray first. They can also be built up and doesn’t crease on layering.

Fragrance – 

This palette smells amazing as all the eyeshadows have a beautiful smell of chocolates. So for all the chocolate lovers out there, this is a big win-win!!

Experience –

In my opinion, this is a must have a palette. This particular palette is said to be inspired by the HUDA BEAUTY ROSE GOLD palette which is a bit expensive. The shades are well pigmented and can be built up. The application is smooth specially incase of the mattes. I love warm eyeshadows and warm colors are very much in trend these days. People like me who love warm eyeshadows should get this palette for sure. The staying power of the eyeshadows is quite decent ranging between 5 to 7 hours if applied with a good eye primer. At this price point with 16 colors, this palette stands out to be a winner in my eyes. The only thing that this palette lacks is a black shade which in my opinion would have made this palette the perfect go to palette. Nevertheless, this is an amazing palette and I am pretty sure one would not regret buying this.

What do I like about this palette?
  1. Affordable compared to many high-end palettes.
  2. Highly pigmented.
  3. Doesn’t crease on layering and has a smooth application.
  4. Stunning packaging making it looks like a high-end product.
  5. It has a beautiful fragrance of chocolates and we all love chocolates!!
  6. An equal number of shimmer and matte shades.
  7. Comes with a full-size mirror.
  8. Decent staying power.
What I dislike about this palette?
  1. Does not include a black shade.
  2. The sponge tip applicator doesn’t help to achieve the perfect blended look and only good for touch-ups.
  3. The pressed pigment requires a little work and is not as smooth as the others.
Would I repurchase or recommend?

Yes of course, this a budget friendly rose gold palette and every eyeshadow junkie should get their hands on this palette. This is also very travel friendly and day to night looks can be easily created. With equal numbers of shimmers and matte shades this becomes a fun palette to play and experiment with. I totally recommend this to all!!

Rating- 4.5/5

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