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Sonam Bhandari Thapar

Kiddie Chocolate Ladoo Recipe 10

Chocolate Ladoos Recipe: CHOCOLATES!! Oh, I love them. I have had and still do have cravings for chocolates. I remember when we were in Montessori, we were taught how to make this easy-to-make-anyone-can-make kind of recipe. It was so easy to make and this gooey stuff was fun to make and eat. You know how kids love to create mess!! But somewhere down the line with the passing years and with the independence to buy chocolates, this recipe was forgotten.

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But now with my kiddo, Vihaan who is even a greater lover of chocolates than I was, I was reminded of this recipe. And believe me, he loves it.  :D The ingredients are easily available and not too expensive. The basic recipe remains the same but you can add variations to it according to your liking as well as your Child’s liking.

Kiddie Chocolate Ladoo Recipe 10

I have made it a little different than the original one so as to make it less gooey. This recipe serves 8 (depending you are not going to eat the whole of it :p)

Ingredients of Kiddie Chocolate Ladoos :
  1. 14-15 Marie biscuits (crushed coarsely)
  2. 3-4 tbsp condensed milk
  3. 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (you can increase or decrease depending on your own liking)
  4. 2 tsp Yellow butter
  5. Jam/raisins/nuts (optional)
The procedure of Making Kiddie Chocolate Ladoos :

Coarsely grind Marie biscuits. In a bowl add all the dry ingredients i.e. crushed biscuits, unsweetened cocoa and nuts. Mix well. Add condensed milk one spoon at a time mixing it well.

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I prefer mixing it with my hands. Keep adding condensed milk till it becomes dough like. It will still be sticky so giving it a shape will be difficult. For that, I added almost a teaspoon of yellow butter to it and again kneaded it well. In the next step, you just need to grease your hands to give this desired shape.

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I grease my hands with yellow butter and form them into small balls. Because of butter,these do not stick on the surface where you keep them thus making this less messy.

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(PS- I also add jam to it sometimes because it gives a yummy tangy tinge to it and my baby loves it this way.)

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Yum!!! Yummmmm!! :D

 

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sunsilk lusciously long and strong shampoo review

Hair forms a very important part of our personality. Long and healthy hair is everybody’s dream. I remember even as a kid I used to pin my hair in different styles. Not only me, my niece and almost all the girls of her age love to play with their hair. So a healthy mane is everybody’s dream. There are hundreds and thousands of shampoos available in the market. Again like skin all of us have different hair textures. So it becomes very difficult which shampoo to choose. Shampooing is very important so as to keep hair clean and healthy. So let us see how this Sunsilk Pink Lusciously Thick and Long Shampoo fares!!

sunsilk lusciously long and strong shampoo review

What is it and who is it for?

This is a hair shampoo for thick and long tresses.

Price:

Rs.220 for 340ml

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No

Natural/Organic/Vegan?

No

How to Use:

Squeeze a small amount of shampoo in a mug of water. Mix to form lather and apply on your hair and rinse with water.

My Experience with Sunsilk Thick and Long Shampoo :

The earliest I remember using Sunsilk was since I was a little girl. Before shampoos came out in the market washing hair with soaps was the only option. Sunsilk was that one shampoo which could be found in almost all households when the era of shampoos began. And let me tell you this shampoo was very good. Those were the times when not many options were available on the market. Then came a time when so many companies came out with so many shampoos with so many different options that it became very difficult to choose which one to buy and use. Sunsilk also changed their shampoos after which I didn’t find them good enough. Therefore with the independence to experiment I shifted from one shampoo to the other and on the way Sunsilk lost its charm because there were so many options available which were way too better.

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My meeting with Sunsilk happened by chance. My shampoo was finished there was some party and in an emergency to wash my hair I had to use this shampoo unwillingly. After I washed I felt wow! It was like the shampoo had changed for better. After that instance, I kept using Sunsilk and deliberately ignored buying the one which I used to wash with. This continued for six-seven months after which I started feeling that my hair become dull and sticky whenever I wash my hair. And because of this, they started breaking a lot too. That was the high time after which I decided that it was time for me to switch back to my regular shampoo. No wonder my hair felt better when I used to my old shampoo.

This is when the realization came to me that probably it was not Sunsilk working wonders for my hair. It was the hormonal change that I had gone through as I was expecting a baby. These changed hormones made my hair amazing no matter whatever I used on my hair. But this shampoo, in the long run; made my hair really dry. It used to break a lot and was lifeless.

This shampoo is a big no-no for me.

Positives 

  1. Beautiful Fragrance
  2. Easily available
  3. Not expensive

Negatives

  1. Makes hair dull and dry in long run

Would I repurchase and recommend?

I will not buy this again and as far as the recommendation is concerned it might suit you if you have a different hair type. Still, try 3-4 times before purchasing a full sized bottle. You can use the sachets for this :P

GlossyPolish Verdict

2/5 Skip this one unless it REALLY suits you in the long run. Which I doubt: /

Some additional reviews that you will find useful :

  1. Sunsilk Perfect Straight Nourishing Conditioner Review
  2. Sunsilk Long and Healthy Growth Shampoo Review
  3. Sunsilk Thick And Long Conditioner Review
  4. Sunsilk Hairfall Solution Conditioner Review

 

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Sugar Twist And Shout Fadeproof Kajal 01 Black Velvet Review 3

Sugar Twist And Shout Fadeproof Kajal: Kajra Mohabbat waala akhiyo mein ais adaala…..

Kajraare Kajraare tere kale kale naina…

Ye kaali kaali aankhein ye gore gore gaal…..

And the list is endless! Almost all the Indian movies and serials have a mention of kohl rimmed eyes. Kajal/kohl is an important part of Indian Beauty. Kajal gives a definition to your eyes. It helps to pep up your look. Apply kajal and add a dash of color to your lips and you are ready to go!It being so important, kajal has to fare well on many measures. Such as its color, its retention, and its ingredients. Sometimes these might cause allergy. The most common problem that most of us face is that their kajal smudges after some time leaving you looking horrible. We all need kajal that is easy to apply and stays on for long.

Sugar Twist And Shout Fadeproof Kajal 01 Black Velvet Review
  What is it and who is it for?

This is a fadeproof kajal used for lining both waterline and lashline.

Price:

Rs.399 for 0.35g

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How to Use:

 Open your eyes wide for precise application & gently rim your waterline. This wonder product can also be used as an eyeliner thanks to its creamy consistency.

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My Experience with Sugar Twist And Shout Fadeproof Kajal 01 Black Velvet:

I love wearing kajal. And I cannot step out of the house without it. I have tried so many kajal. The first ever I tried was homemade Surma. That was the day after which I couldn’t stay without using it. After trying Sugar’s Matt as Hell Lip Crayon I thought of trying its kajal too. The packaging is good and the best part is that it has a rubber grip which prevents slipping while you are applying kajal.

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I am using it both as an eyeliner as well as kajal. It glides smoothly and its color is distinctively visible. There is no issue of sharpening it. The twist in and out the action of the stick is good. It doesn’t break while putting the stick back in. Overall it is a good value for money. Those who love to wear kajal are going to love this.

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Positives 
  1. Beautiful fragrance
  2. Blackest Black
  3. Doesn’t smudge
  4. Eyeliner and Kajal in one
  5. Free of mineral oil, preservatives, paraffin & parabens
Negatives 
  1. Available Online only (not a big problem :P ) 
Would I repurchase and recommend?

I will buy it again and will recommend you the same.It is THE best Kajal I have used till date. You can easily buy it

GlossyPolish Verdict

5/5 A true gem!!

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Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Fragrance Body Mist Review 1

What is it and who is it for? Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Mist is a fragranced body mist, which can be used throughout the day; to keep smelling fresh and fragrant :)

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Price:

$18 for 250 ml

How to Use:

Spray liberally when desired :)

My Experience with Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Fragrance Body Mist:

This is another imported product. Although there are a lot of Indian sites selling body mists by Victoria’s Secret I have never tried buying from them. I already have tried body lotions and perfumes from Victoria’s Secret and trust me they are amazing. So I thought of trying body mist as well.

This body mist comes in a very luxurious plastic spray bottle. The travel sized one is perfect to pop into your handbag. The cap is sturdy and stays put.

 This particular fragrance is amazing. It is a very fruity fragrance with floral undertones. I particularly love it. Those of you, who enjoy fruity and floral fragrances, will surely love this one too!!

 As the oil content (essential oil) is less and alcohol and water content is more in body mists so you might need to re-apply it after some time. These do not last long like perfumes.B ut mist’s fragrance is so amazing, that I prefer wearing it even when I go for night outs. Also, what I have experienced is that even after hours of applying it people tend to feel its fragrance.  Try this and surely you are going to feel sweet and great!!

Positives 
  1. Beautiful fragrance
  2. Decent Staying power
  3. Cheaper than perfumes
Negatives 
  1. A bit Expensive than deodorants
  2. Availability in India is an issue
Would I repurchase and recommend?

I will definitely buy this product. I really love the fruity flowery smell.

GlossyPolish Verdict

4.5/5

What kind of fragrances do you like?

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10 Laws Every Indian Woman Should Know About

10 Laws Every Indian Woman Should Know About: With the modern outlook that our country is adopting; more and more women are stepping forward. Although, our society has accepted women stepping out of their homes; still there is a section which is intolerant of its freedom. But there are all kinds of people, everywhere, We cannot put the blame on the country. We are fortunate that our legal system has been progressing over the years. With the hard fought efforts, many laws have come up for the sake of women. Still, in my opinion, the problem lies with us women. What good are the laws if we are not aware of them?

10 Laws Every Indian Woman Should Know About

I am listing down some very basic but important laws, every woman must know about. Share this information with all your girl friends :D

Right to Record Statement at Home

 If a woman is called to the police station to record a statement or is called for interrogation, she has the right to say no and remind the cops of this right. By law “the police can interrogate a woman at her residence in the presence of a woman constable and family members or friends. So in case you are harassed for this, just remind them of this guideline by the Supreme Court.

Custodial Rights

A woman cannot be taken into custody after sunset and before sunrise – Yes this is true. Even if a woman has committed serious crime police has to get it written by the magistrate, why an arrest has to be made at night or early in the morning.

Right to Privacy

If a woman has a crime committed against her, she has full right to record her statement in presence of district magistrate without anybody else being present or in the presence of police officer and lady constable. It is important to provide the victim with full privacy and to make her feel comfortable so that she is not under any stress while narrating the incident.

Free Legal Aid

It is important to know that free legal aid is our basic right. The legal body will arrange a lawyer for the victim. Everything should be done in front of a lawyer.

Time Lapse Doesn't Matter

Even if there is a time gap between the crime and its reporting, the police have to register a case. Both molestation and rape are such crimes which apart from harming the victim physically, have a huge impact on the psychology of the victim. The victim might go into shock. So, by the guidelines of the Supreme Court time lapse between the incident and reporting should not come in the way of lodging an FIR.

Police Can’t Refuse Filing of a FIR

 In case you need to register an FIR and police officer is refusing or asking you to go to some other police station, remind him of ZERO FIR ruling. You can go to any police station in the city to lodge an FIR. The senior officers then will direct the concerned SHO to the same.

Identity Protection

By law, the identity of the rape victim cannot be revealed. Neither the police nor the media can disclose the name or photo of the victim. It is a punishable offense. It is done so that she doesn’t have to go through social victimization.

Complaint through Electronic or Postal media

It is not compulsory for a woman to go to the police station to lodge a complaint. She can do so by writing an e-mail or registered post to a senior official of the rank of Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner. He then directs the SHO of the area where the crime took place to investigate and lodge an FIR. For this, the police officer will visit the home of the victim to record her statement.

Decision Cannot be made by a Doctor

By law, a doctor cannot say that the crime didn’t happen. The victim has to undergo an examination as per law. The victim can carry report but it doesn’t solely decide whether the claim of the victim is true or false. This is because rape is a crime and not a medical condition. The only statement that a doctor can give is that whether there is a sign of physical activity or not. The verdict is an entirely legal conclusion.

Employee Protection

It is important for every employer to form a sexual harassment complaint committee to resolve such issues if are occurring in their firm. Also, the head of the committee should be a woman and 50% of its members should be women too. There is another point that it should contain a woman member who belongs to a social welfare group.

So girls update yourself on these. You never know when you or someone around you might need these.

Be smart, Be Aware!

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Mothercare All We Know Baby Lotion Review

What is it and who is it for? Mothercare All We Know Baby Lotion is a moisturizing lotion for normal to oily skin.

Mothercare All We Know Baby Lotion Review

Price:

Rs 299 for 300 ml

How to Use:

Pour on your palm and spread evenly.

My Experience with Mothercare All We Know Baby Lotion:

When my baby was born every one suggested me against Johnson products. This was the most renowned childcare brand in our times. I decided not to buy products from this brand. Then somebody suggested me to buy Mothercare products. I bought shampoo, lotion, and its milk bath. I have found them good for my baby.

I have a combination skin so even in summers I cannot do without a lotion. Because of too much heat and sweat neither you feel like applying heavy creams nor do you feel like using strongly scented products. I just for the sake used this lotion once and that was the moment I felt that not only for my baby but this is an excellent product for my own skin during summers. This is not at all oily. I even use this cream to moisturize my face before applying foundation. It has a very mild baby like soothing fragrance and is easily available everywhere.

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Those who want a light moisturizer for their skin should definitely try this out. Not only the body lotion its milk bath is also amazing which I will review very soon.

So gals get ready for summers with this baby lotion!! :)

Positives 
  1. Moisturises skin
  2. Good for summers
  3. Handy packaging
  4. Mild baby like the fragrance
  5. Pocket-friendly
  6. Parabens Free
Negatives 
  1. Not for very dry skin
Would I repurchase and recommend?

This is my third bottle in past one and a half year. I will definitely keep buying this and recommend you the same.

GlossyPolish Verdict

5/5

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Sugar Scarlett O’Hara Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick

What is it and who is it for? Sugar Scarlett O’Hara Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick is a lip crayon for those who love to stay on matte lip shades.

Sugar Scarlett O’Hara Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick

Price:

799 for 2.8g

How to Use:

Exfoliate your lips & apply the Crayon Lipstick just the way you would with any other lipstick. Blot & reapply.

My Experience with Sugar Scarlett O’Hara Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick

I got this lip shade from a beauty subscription site. The first time I applied it I fell in love with the color. This is highly pigmented. Not only me my sister who has a darker complexion tried and felt that this shade goes well with her skin tone as well.

This lip crayon is creamy on application and is not dry in comparison to other matte lip colors. Although it is transferable to some extent for sure it stays for long without retouching.I have applied it, and kept drinking and eating throughout without a worry : ).

As you can see from the swatch, it does not accentuate lip lines. My only advice is before application do moisturise your lips well. And I am sure you will fall in love with it too.

Positives 
  1. Good pigmentation
  2. Long stay
  3. Suits every skin tone
  4. Does not accentuate lip lines
  5. Free sharpener
  6. Worth every penny spent on it
  7. Discounts available
Negatives
  1. Only available online
  2. A bit drying—but so are all matte lipsticks
Would I repurchase and recommend?

I would highly recommend this lip colour and yes I am going to buy the other 3 shades and will review them too.

GlossyPolish Verdict

5/5

Are you too fond of lipsticks like I am? :D

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the Balm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain

What is it and who is it for? the Balm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain is a cheek and lip stain for a natural blush or lip color.

the Balm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain

Price:

$17 for 8.5gm

How to Use:

Dab this stain on your cheeks and blend with your fingers. Use the wand to apply to your lips. Layer to build color.

My Experience with the Balm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain

I chose this product as a beauty subscription product of my choice. I was very eager to try this product.Can you guess why?? Well because what is better for a girl than to get a single product; for two of her important facial features, in one! Yes, that’s what attracted me towards it :). It came in such a cute and handy- carry everywhere kind of packing.

First I tried this on my lips. I got a subtle tint on my lips in 2 applications. As the product is aloe-Vera based, when it dries, it imparts softness to your lips.  Next, I tried it on my cheeks. I was super excited about it. Alas! I hated the fact that it immediately sets at the point where I apply. Before I can even spread it!! Also, if you want to darken the stain, the result is uneven patchy tint.

 

I would rather go for a cream based or powder based blush. You can darken or lighten them according to your wish without getting a patchy look. So this product is a total disappointment as a cheek stain.

Positives 
  1. Good color
  2. Good product for lips
  3. Moistens lips
Negatives 
  1. Only available online
  2. Patchy look on cheeks
  3. Not worth the money
Would I repurchase and recommend?

Nope. It is not worth a cheek stain…why spending so much money, on a product that does not work well on both parameters? You can buy a much cheaper lip stain in India, with a better look!

GlossyPolish Verdict

2.5/5

Have any of you tried this the Balm Stain? What has your experience with gel blushes been?

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Kronokare the Frizz Kiss - Cooling Explosion Lip Balm

Who is this for Kronokare the Frizz Kiss – Cooling Explosion Lip Balm is for those looking for an affordable lip balm that is cooling on the lips and moisturizes and soothes the lips.

Kronokare the Frizz Kiss - Cooling Explosion Lip Balm

Price:

Rs 95 for 10 ml

How to Use:

Apply on your lips as and when required. Must apply after exfoliation!

My Experience with Kronokare The Frizz Kiss – Cooling Explosion Lip Balm:

Packaging: I love the handy tube packaging of this lip balm! I hate lip balm pots..this and chopsticks are the best :)

Feeling: It leaves such an amazing tingly and refreshing feeling on the lips.

Effectiveness: Although you need to reapply after some time because the moistening effect doesn’t stay for long. But the peppermint-icy explosion is so soothing that you won’t mind applying it again and again. It is handy and a good substitute for petroleum jelly. Unlike petroleum jelly which has parabens, this one is free from these cancer-inducing ingredients!

Texture: Texture is better than petroleum jelly, so feels lighter on lips. But other chapsticks are more comfortable to wear. Still, at this price, it is the cheapest and the best option I found :D

What did I like?

  • Cooling effect
  • Moistens and soothes lips
  • Pocket-friendly
  • Parabens Free

What did I not Like?

  • Available is an issue-mostly available online
  • Not a permanent solution to dry lips

Would I repurchase and recommend?

I will definitely buy this product the moment I get over with the one I have. I would highly recommend this product, even though this is not a permanent solution to dry lips. It is worth every penny spent on it. I am super happy!!

 

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ayur herbals cold cream review 2

All of us have a different type of skin texture. Some have dry and patchy skin, some have oily and some have a combination skin. Different skin texture comes with its own set of problems. Also during winter bathing with hot water tends to make skin dry. It causes itching and patchiness which feels neither comfortable nor good to look at. There are so many lotions and cream available in the market with different price range. So why not use a product which is damn good for dry skin and can be used for the normal skin as well and is super pocket-friendly!!

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What is it and who is it for?

This is a moisturizing cold cream which is good for dry skin all year around but can be used by all skin types in winters.

Price:

Rs.110 for 200ml

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Sensitive Skin Alert?

No

Natural/Organic/Vegan?

No

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What the Brand Claims about Ayur Herbals Cold Cream with Aloe Vera :

Rich concentrated natural ingredients with added properties of Aloe Vera and bees wax relieve your dry skin from winter worries. Its rich creamy formula makes even layer on your skin to prevent moisture loss and keeps your skin soft, hydrated and supple.

How to Use:

Take the required amount and spread evenly.

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My Experience with Ayur Herbals Cold Cream with Aloe Vera :

It is such an old product! I have grown up using it. I really don’t know why this cream is so underrated. It comes in a sturdy plastic jar. I use a spatula to take the cream out; for hygiene purposes.

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This is a staple product at my home. All my family members starting from my grandmother to my parents and me, we all have our own pack of this cream. So just imagine how much we all love it! It is super creamy and really leaves skin feeling soft in winters. I have a combination skin still I use this because it doesn’t make my face seem oily. Not only me, my husband and father they keep it in their side drawers before sleeping.

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It removes the roughness of the skin, restores moisture and fragrance are also good. In summers to I apply it on my feet and legs before sleeping. This helps in keeping my feet nourished and soft. It is super pocket-friendly so you need not think twice before using it. Those who have a dry skin must try it.

Positives of Ayur Herbals Cold Cream With Aloe Vera:

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Subtle fragrance
  • Those with dry skin can use both in summers and winters
  • Nonoily and not sticky
  • Super affordable
  • Available easily

Negatives of Ayur Herbals Cold Cream with Aloe Vera:

None

Would I repurchase and recommend?

I have been buying it and will keep doing so and will recommend it to you, for sure!!

GlossyPolish Verdict

5/5

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