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Delicious Danone Yogurt Nutri Pots

Who says healthy food cannot be tasty food? Lets give yogurt a chance this time. Yoghurt is full for calcium and loaded with protein. It is also beneficial for Gut health and is good for lactose intolerant people. This new Greek Yogurt launched by DanoneIndia has 87% more protein than regular yogurts, introduced in mango and blueberry variants. At the  product launch Chef Varun Imandar churned up three healthy recipes that were delicious, the instant Parfait left me aghast and motivated to try something  of my own.   

It was now time to churn up a new recipe that fills you with great taste while being high in nutrient value.
Danone Nutri Pots ( A yogurt based sprouts and strawberry filled puri)


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The basic Ingredients

This recipe will serve up two plates of Yogurt Nutri pots of 6 puris each


Ingredients

1 cup of sprouts (boiled with salt, add pinch of pepper)
1 cup chopped strawberry
1 tub Blueberry Greek Yogurt (80 grams)
20  Puffed puris (Pani puri available in market)
1 tsp Honey
A dash or lime.

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Method 

1. Mix the sprouts, chopped strawberries, honey and lime in a bowl.
2. Add the yogurt and give it a good mix.
3. Crack the top of the puri and full in the yogurt mixture.
4. Garnish with cut strawberries.

Tip- Serve it chilled and immediately. Soggy puris wont be all that enjoyable. With the mango season round the corner, I am going to try the Mango Greek Yogurt with mango pieces. I think this is gonna be a runaway hit for sure.

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Its a pretty dish to serve up hungry kids who love snacking in between meals. If you liked this recipe you will definitely like my  Eggless Tiramisu

Catch up on Growth with Horlicks!!

Monday morning the teacher entered the classroom, wished the kids Good Morning and settled in with her register to mark the attendance.
Teacher: I’ll check your attendance.  Mita..!
Mita: Present teacher,  I am here.
Teacher: Sunita.
Sunita: Yes teacher.
Teacher: Rahul.
The children in chorus: Teacher, he is absent today. He has got cough and cold again.

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This is a regular scene in every school. Children are falling sick so often, making it such a matter of concern for parents and teachers. A school must be a safe, pleasant and clean environment to groom a batch of healthy, happy future citizens of our country. Healthy schools mean healthy children and hence healthy nation. Developing immunity happens to be the most important agenda of parents and schools.

 

Children and Immunity

It is virtually impossible to germ proof children. Germs are abundant everywhere, especially in situations such as daycare or preschool. A child with a weakened immune system is vulnerable or more susceptible to colds, flu, and more serious illnesses making them lose out on vital body growth. Here comes your protector, Horlicks Growth.

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My childhood memories of Horlicks


I still remember a big glass jar mummy used to bring from Sahakari Bhandar during her weekly purchase. She would religiously stir up a glass of this delicious malt for both  my sister and me. I would hungrily gulp it down in one go, awaiting that little sticky heavenly residue at the bottom to lick up. We were strong, we grew healthy. Should I owe it to Horlicks or the junk food that didn’t prevail back then. I am debating. I guess both.

 

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Benefits of Horlicks:
“Horlicks Growth+ is a specialized nutrition product designed by international pediatric experts for children in age group of 3-9 years who are lagging behind in height and weight. It contains high quality whey protein with added nutrients that are known to enable children to catch up on lost growth. It has been clinically proven for visible growth in children in 6 months.”

Horlicks also protect bones and teeth. The iron in it is useful in the production of red blood cells.  Horlicks gives kids energy and keeps them active all day long. Zinc in Horlicks aids the healing of wound and also helps in keeping skin problem free.

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These are the few benefits which have been highlighted by noted nutritionists and prominent dieticians. There are two varieties of flavours of Horlicks Growth, creamy Chocolate and smooth Vanilla. Both these flavours are loved by children.

As they say ‘healthy roots lead to a healthier tree’, so it’s our duty to ensure that our children get healthy nutrition supplements as they grow. An environment that helps them develop a strong foundation. And that is why Horlicks has decided to take the lead.

So, it can be concluded that Horlicks is just not a flavour drink but an iconic energy drink too!!

Here you can check out New Horlicks Growth :  https://growthplus.horlicks
and #CatchuponGrowth for your kids.

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Exercising with Triaction

Most of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise. We build more muscle and more stamina. Moreover exercising just makes you feel so happy. But one feels awkward with that bouncy movements during vigorous exercises. Continuous and repetitive movements can result in soreness, pain and sagging. Therefore, every woman, no matter what size she is, should wear a sports bra while running or exercising.

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A Fitness session with Triumph and F2 Fitness.

Triumph is  one of the world’s largest intimate apparel companies. They announced the launch of its new Triaction Sports Bra collection on 30th June, 2016.  In collaboration with much reputed F2 Fitness, Bandra, they hosted an exhilarating fitness session where every participants got an exclusive preview and a chance to try out the new sports Bra.

 

Mrs. Jennifer Kapasi, Head of Operations, Triumph International introduced how to ‘Find the One’ sports bra that matches your body type and fitness goals.

 

 

Next, F2 Fitness co-founders Farah Vohra and Neville Almeida amped up the energy levels by giving the participants a glimpse into their internationally certified Les Mills classes. We got a few short sessions in Bodypump, Bodycombat and Bodyjam. Never felt so energized and pepped up after a workout. F2 Fitness ideally believes  “Getting Fit and Remaining Fit” helping each member to achieve their desired goals and fitness levels. WooH!!

Highlighting the new Triaction Sports Collection.

1)It comes in superb fit and energizing colours
2) Specially designed for women who are on the move, the racer back style brings added stability and support. 
3) Its moisture-absorbent mesh fabric add -on feature is definitely the plus point,  providing a dry feel to the wearer!
4) The foam pads give you a flattering look.
5) Individual cups control bounce and give extra support.

 

 My take on Triaction

Working out with Triaction was like magic. I didn’t once adjust my straps or even feel a slightest bit of discomfort. It felt dry and is a definite ‘must have’ for me, a woman who enjoys fitness. Now  yoga, gym, cycling, kickboxing or whatever I want to do, I will do with Triaction.

 

Find the One that moves with you at Triumph! Available at select large format stores, multi brand outlets and leading online portals.

  • Colours: Black, Neon Green and Neon Orange
  • Size Range: M to XXL
  • MRP: Rs. 1,699/-

 

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Maybelline’s Summer Essentials

I actually pictured myself whacking the hot sun and sending it behind the clouds.Well,that’s not possible so lets try and beat it in a race and stay cool this summer. Summer plays havoc with our skin too, adding to our woes of dullness, stickiness and sweat.

Maybelline says “Not anymore.”  They sent me a  #StaySummerFresh kit to review. The Summer Essential kit came  in a glittery zip pouch. It contained

  1. White Super Fresh Compact
  2. Colossal Kajal
  3. Baby Lips

 

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So lets get to business and review these products.
Up first is the…..

 

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1) Maybelline White Superfresh
Maybelline Compact powder is beautifully styled in a white compact case, sturdy yet sleek round plastic case with a mirror attached to the lid. A good quality application puff is also provided along with the package.  White Super Fresh compact is available in three different shades Pearl, Shell and Coral, suited for Indian skin. I have tried the Pearl variant and am very happy with its dry effect. It is suited for that summer no make up look.

 
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2) Baby Lips
As we all know, Maybelline New York has an exciting and wide range of lip balms under the franchise ‘Baby Lips’. Honestly this lip balm needs no introduction at all, I love baby lips as it really gives me soft happy lips. The texture of this lip balm is non-sticky, soft and smooth. It is very easy to apply, two or three swipes and the job is done. Don’t we all love all the flavours it has to offer?:)

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3) Collosal Kajal 
Do I need to say anything about Colossal Kajal?  The effect it has is mesmerizing. I am happy that Maybelline included this waterproof Kajal in their summer essential kit so that summer sweat won’t ruin your eyes. It is long lasting and totally worth the price.

 

So now get Summer ready with Maybelline New York Summer Essential Kit just like my little first time Model  Binaisha Irani. Thank you Doll for doing the photo shoot with me and send me Baby lip pouts on Snapchat.

Godrej Expert Rich Crème HairColour

Everyone has a different opinion when it comes to colouring your hair. Hair colouring can be done to either cover your grey strands or to change your look on the whole. When experimenting with hair colour, make sure that you choose the best of the hair colours since you do not want to cause any damage to your hair. This time I am giving my hair beautiful colour & “Dekhbhaal” with Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour.

 

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Available in 5 shades:

  1. Natural Black
  2. Black Brown
  3. Dark Brown
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Product descriptions:
• Pack contains 1 tube of Crème colourant (50 g), 1 bottle of developer (50 g), 2 conditioner sachets (12 g) & 1 instruction leaflet.
• Pack can be used multiple times to our convenience
• Goodness of Aloe & milk protein that makes your hair soft & shiny!
• No ammonia formula keeps your hair damage free.
• 30 minute application.

Price: Rs 120 for the new Multi- Application pack.

 

Simple Directions for Use:
1) Pour equal amounts of the developer and the colourant into a mixing bowl
2) Blend them well with a brush.
3) Make sections in your hair with a tail comb.
4) Now apply this mixture on your hair with the brush and leave it on for 30 minutes.
5) Rinse with water thoroughly, apply conditioner provided. Leave on for two minutes and  rinse again.
6) Towel dry your hair or a light blow dry will also be fine.
7) It’s so Easy- Peasy! I managed the whole “colouring” process fuss free. 🙂

 

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My final views

I am so glad I got a chance to try out Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour. There was no ammonia smell at all unlike some products in the market that claim to be ammonia-free yet smell very strong. However, I recommend a patch test like any other hair colour in the market – it’s always better to be safe.
Instructions were easy to follow without any mess at all. The goodness of aloe and milk protein kept my hair soft & shiny after the wash. There was no hairfall while washing too. I am totally happy with the product.

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I love my new Hair Colour!

YAAAAY!!! And the best part is that the goodness of the ingredients lends you that extra ‘dekhbhaal’ only an expert can give. So go on, use Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour and experience #DekhbhaalRichCremeKi in totality.
You can follow the brand on the following platforms:
Website –http://www.godrejexpert.com/
Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/GodrejExpert
Twitter –https://twitter.com/GodrejExpert
Instagram –https://www.instagram.com/godrejexpert/

The Happy Homes Blog Launch

There is nothing in the world as sweet as a home. “East or West, home is the best” as the saying goes. Home is the symbol of strength and beauty. However for most people the very thought of home Renovations can be messy and stressful! Want to find out ways you can make the renovation easier? Read on……
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Last week saw an interesting and interactive bloggers meet at the Pidilite industries head office by their Poolside, in Andheri, where they launched ‘The Happy Homes Blog’ to help home-owners renovate, build and maintain their homes.

 The Event

The event began with an immersive vitual reality experience, attendees witness the effects of weather on a home through a 3D AV.

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An eminent panel of experts including Dr. Alpa Dalal, Pulmonologist & Sleep Specialist, Mr. Omkar Thakur, Vastu Shastra Consultant, Mr. C.A.Ramesh Prabhu, Chairman of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association and Ms. Shilpi Kakkar Madan, Contributing Editor Better Homes addressed the gathering turn by turn shedding light on how to make a house a Happier home to live in.
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The experts also answered queries about home-making. interactive talks shed alot of light on interiors, building structural problems, Vastu Shatra and the new age beautiful home #TheHappyHome. It answered several questions on the health aspect which has been a big concern for me. I realized wet walls and dampness was the main cause for my niece falling ill so often.
A bloggers meet is never usually complete without some fun and games, happy moments and selfies.
 

And #TheHappyHomes  www.thehappyhomes.co.in  blog was unveiled by Mr.Sundaresan, CEO of Pidilite CC division! #BlogLaunch

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The Blog features posts and articles across various categories ranging from renovation, building a home to homekeeping and outdoors which include tiling, waterproofing, terrace farming, home décor and more, giving home-owners an insight into different aspects of looking after their homes!

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Pidilite understands how precious homes are. A revolution of change by making small changes helps build strong homes. Strong homes are truly happy homes!
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Emerging Triumphant with Triumph

A week ago, I had the incredible honor and privilege of being invited to a ‘Bloggers Meet’ on 3rd February at the Jade Room, Hyatt Regency. This event was by Triumph, one of the world’s largest intimate apparel companies who announced the launch of Triumph’s new Magic Wire collection and the Romance Lace collection.

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The onset of February brings out the butterflies, excitement and the colour red – it’s Valentine’s month. And there’s no better way to celebrate than with some chocolate, wine and lingerie – it doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating with your loved one or celebrating your singlehood. I don’t know about you but I just love the month of February, its time for birthday celebrations and Valentine’s Day making this month so very special for me.

 The Bloggers Meet

 

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The event began with greetings and salutations. Ms. Jennifer Kapasi, Head of Operations, Triumph International (India) begun the session proudly showcasing Truimph as an 130 year old company present in 120 Countries. I loved the way she projected Triumph as a brand for every women. If your need is lace to T-shirt bras, or beginners to nursing bras, Truimph has now evolved with one for everyone.

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The Romance Lace collection- is a highly sophisticated lace series, artistically crafted with contrast color two-tone flower embroidered lace emphasizing trendiness that offers the perfect balance of sensual and feminine .It is time to discover your inner romance this Valentines!

 

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The Magic wire collection- This collection had a ingenious new cup design, it felt so soft, flexible because of the new built-in silicon wire. it was super smooth and light weight so I guess its comfort for the whole day with no strain or pain. Only with comfort and the feel good factor there is lots to gain.
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Thanks to the Home Salon we bloggers had a pampering nail art session. Get in touch on +91 8080223388 to get an appointment and a service in the comfort of your home.

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We all had some fabulous snacks with tea, coffee. A special mention to the creamy mushroom and parmesan puffs.

 

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And every bloggers meet is incomplete with some crazy sweet Selfies and a group picture of everybody present.

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Where can one find Triumph…!

Triumph exclusive brand store, Skyzone, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Tel No – 022 6673 9382 along with major large format stores in India such as Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Pantaloons, Central, Westside and Globus and leading online portals like Zivame, Amazon, Myntra, Jabong, Snapdeal, Paytm and many more 🙂

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SweetAnnu’s final views.

The silicon wire is not fixed hence movement and comfort level will be higher than regular that uncomfortable underwire bras. The bra feels smooth on the skin, is creaseless and seamless.
Lycra as a fabric is more breathable hence keeps one cooler than cotton. The bra is light weight making it more user friendly with comfort the top priority for the working Indian woman.
All I can end by saying I am #InLovewithTriumph 🙂

Kiss Winter chapped lips- bye bye

Every year, as the festival of Christmas comes closer so does winters.
But what are the first signs of Winters?
Early Sunsets,
Morning fog,
A nip in the air,
but for me it is chapped dry lips.

Maybelline always to the rescue

 

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As we all know, Maybelline New York has an exciting and wide range of lip balms under the franchise ‘Baby Lips’.  I love baby lips as it really gives me soft happy lovable lips. Baby Lips is one of our bestselling products and has been a favorite among all our Maybelline girls since it’s launch. Honestly this lip balm needs no introduction at all, Don’t we all love all the flavours it has to offer? 🙂 😀

The New Maybelline Baby Lips Candy for the first time

 

 

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THE FIRST LOOK

Design-  Baby Lips has moved beyond the basic lip balm stick and now comes in the form of a crayon pen!  A new design, its like a  chubby glossy  pencil with a top. Just like a  twist up pen  with a smaller rounded tip for application. The cap is quite sturdy and doesn’t  fall off easily. Thats what I like. The print is playful and fun, young and vibrant.

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Flavours-   in 5 candy shades
Raspberry,
Mixed Berry,
Orange,
Cherry and
Peach.
I got to try the peach flavour.

Price- Rs 275/-

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THE FIRST IMPRESSION

The texture of this lip balm is non-sticky, soft and smooth. It is very easy to apply on the lips, two or three swipes and the job is done. The smell is pretty much synced with its color and shade. However the Peach  scent is very mild.  It kept my lips soft and smooth and me in a good mood for a long time. Even my daughter noticed I had put on something different but not lipstick. This lip balm will be very apt for winter season to keep the lips hydrated and moisture for long time with that added sheen of a lip colour. IMG-20151220-WA0006_1_1

 

Here are the  5 reasons why you’ll love the new Baby Lips Candy :
– Available in 5 new shades
– Yummy, candy flavors
– 1st lip balm in a pen
– Enriched with Vitamin E to make your lips look better
– Makes lips feel pampered

 

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MY FINAL THOUGHTS

This is a cute something special  to tuck into your makeup kit or dressing table drawer when you want to liven your lips up with a hint of colour.
Its so young and vibrant with a dash of color and the fun and sweetness of a candy. A pretty gift to give your niece or younger sister for no particular occasion.

Bye for now from SweetAnnu with Pout Perfect lips… MUAH! 🙂 😀

The New Whisper Ultra Bloggers Meet

So where was I going on Saturday 19th December?
Any Guesses!!
Yes, to the St Regis hotel for a  “Discuss Out Loud Bloggers Handout” Exclusive bloggers Meet. In short to discuss about period problems during those five days of the month which we women encounter.
Wow!! SweetAnnu just got bold and beautiful discussing that sensitive topic. So read on ….

The Invite

This pretty invite came home in an unique basket with labelled flags. Innovative and  different, encouraging and motivating. I was all set to attend with my sweetpea daughter Zenia Irani. We were asked to wear green and white. It was great to see the blogger community taken effort to dress for the occasion.

 

 

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On stage

 

 

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1) Aditi Mittal – Up first she popped on stage bursting with energy, cracking those jokes on periods making the crowd go GA-ga over her comic timing.

 

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2) Kalki Koechlin– This gorgeous diva came up next looking so pretty in white and green. She interacted and answered and spoke all about period taboos. There were  audio visuals and presentations on period problem.

 

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3. Gynaecologist Dr Nandita Palshetkar – She showcased her expertise on menstruation. She also explained the  importance of keeping  track of ones  periods. Eating healthy food and  doing  normal exercises during periods should be practiced too.

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4.Chetan Kotyalkar– The specialist from Whisper, Chetan demonstrates how Whisper helps you
The all new Whisper Ultra Clean  is 5 times better than any regular pad available in the market.

 

 

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He explained through a demo the advantages of using new Whisper. Whisper being….
1, More absorption for long hours.
2. Better dryness for clean feeling.
3. Faster absorption for heavy flow.
4.Better comfort with top soft sheet.
5. Better Odour lock.

 

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The Fun that followed

Each one of us wrote our pledge on a pad and posted on the wall. It could be what you plan to do to #ownthose5days or an encouraging note to other women.

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We also performed a  team task  in the form of physical activity with a sporting spirit. Three cheers to the gang number 6.

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Kalki obliged with interviews and pictures. Her bindaas attitude made me her instant fan.

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We were all set for some deliciousness now. There was an assortment of finger food, sandwiches and yummy desserts to suit each ones taste and liking.
Now we were a team of bloggers who were ready to spread the awareness of New Whisper Ultra Clean. We can now conquer the world even during menstruation. There was a take away gift for all those who attended .

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Thank you to the team of Whisper and Blogmint for this fun, informative and unique experience. And to the host St Regis for their hospitality.

Check outmore details on their social media Handles.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouGoGirlIndia/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhisperIndia

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whisperindia

Hey friends you can try the sample here : https://www.rewardme.in/whisper

Maybelline 12 hour fresh Compact

Hello!! Lovely ladies…
I am excited today to review the new Maybelline New York’s White Super Fresh Compact Powder just launched in the market.

 

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Love at first sight

Maybelline Compact powder is beautifully styled in a white compact case. It came in a sturdy yet sleek round plastic case with a mirror attached to the lid. A good quality application puff is also provided along with the package. The puff and the powder are separated by a thin plastic film. I really loved it instantly 🙂

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Price- At Rs 150/- for 8 g
Shades – Available in 3 shades for your skin tone: Pearl (Light to Medium), Shell (Medium) & Coral (Medium to Dark).

 

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Smell- No particular strong smell but a pleasant feel overall.

 

Main Ingredient –contains pure perlite, a skin perfecting powder that makes skin lighter while absorbing sweat and oil.

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The Shell shade blending with my skin tone perfectly

My experience

At the beginning I used it in the mornings. The new Maybelline New York’s White Super Fresh Compact Powder gives a neat matte finish to the skin on application. It did not feel chalky and blended evenly and smoothly. It lightened all my blemishes on my face. It was non too powdery and felt natural, like the no make up look. Best of all I did not sweat or feel something is applied on my face.
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What I like about Maybelline  Compact Powder

  • Attractive, easy to carry packaging.
  • Has a good inbuilt mirror.
  • lightening smooth effect on skin.
  • The texture is not chalky .
  • Mild fragrance.
  • Economically priced.


    What I didn’t like about Maybelline  Compact Powder

  • Lacks SPF so sunscreen has to be applied before compact.
  • You need to touch up after 6 hours at work to feel fresh again.
  • No ingredients list.

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    Final Verdict

    Overall I liked the product, as it is value for money. It gives a decent effect after application. If you have not  then you must give it a try soon.

    I hope my review made sense to all those reading. Please write your comments after reading. I would love to get feedback.

    Keep smiling.
    Keep shining.
    It’s bye for now from SweetAnnu 🙂