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Review: Jamjar Diner, Bandra

After a sucessful outpost in Andheri, Jamjar Diner has opened in Bandra replacing Moshe’s on Hill Road. It is quite missable if you are not sure of the location as the entrance is tiny and it’s located on the first floor.

Let us start with the positives first, the ambiance is really tastefully done. There is a jukebox right at the entrance and the interiors are bright and colourful. There are tiny things that caught our eye like the plants around, the little knick knacks that were placed in the walls and the bar area! Unfortunately our excitement was short lived. As we entered, we were made to wait for a good 15 minutes as the waiter said there was no table for 2 available. There were 4 tables empty and it was 7 PM but he refused to give us those as they were bigger tables (Tables for 4). We asked him to shift us onto a table for two once it gets empty but he still bluntly refused and asked us to wait. Not too soon, but we got the table after a brief argument with him (we waited for a table for 2).

Once we were seated, we went through the menu. Quite an extensive menu, we ordered for the following: the Chargrilled Chicken Skewers, Peri Peri Fries and the Burnt Garlic Alfredo Pasta. Our order took really long, again, the service was super slow.
The Chargrilled Chicken Skewers were overcooked and hence chewy. The Peri Peri Fries were fine and came with a dip. The Burnt Garlic Alfredo Pasta was great although the garlic flavour was hardly there, not too different from a regular Alfredo pasta.

The portion sizes were decent for two and the pricing was great but the overall quality of food didn’t seem impressive. They really need to work on their food consistency and train their staff to treat customers better!

Venue:  Jamjar Diner

Hill Road, Bandra West

Landmark: Near Mamagoto

Phone: +9122 2635 8880

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Product Review: Ozone Acne Healing Treatment Kit

Ozone Ayurvedics is a Consumer Healthcare organization with expertise in Skincare. This company was established in the year 2000 and is into Herbal and Ayurvedics products with a vision to make use of the holistic approach of the ancient science of Ayurveda. Their new product Ozone Acne Healing Treatment Kit was sent to us for a trial.

The box contains of 6 products, Neem Cleanser for Acne, Sanitizing Acne Beads, Acne Healing Serumoid, Acne Healing Gel, Acne Healing Mask, Acne Check Face Wash, Acne Check Hydrant. 

 

 

 

How to Use: 

1] Start with the Ozone Neem Cleanser for Acne on a cotton ball. Dab it over active acne and softly dab is all across your face so that all the excess oil is removed.

2] Move over to the Ozone Santizing Acne Beads. Apply the product and leave it on for about 5-7 minutes as per the instructions on the box. It contains Aloe Vera, camphor, jojoba and thymol along with essential oils of clove, lemon and eucalyptus. After the first 5 minutes, massage your face gently with your fingers in a circular motion. Wipe it off with a moist cotton ball and dry out your skin completely. With this the cleansing process is complete.

3] Next, apply the Ozone Acne Healing Serumoid on your face and neck, massage is thoroughly in circular strokes till it gets absorbed by the skin. Do not apply on your lips and eyes.

4] After the Serumoid is absorbed by the skin, apply the Ozone Acne Healing Gel on your face and neck and similarly massage it for 10-15 minutes. Once done, wipe it all off with a damp towel.

5] Evenly apply the Ozone Acne Healing Mask on your Face and Neck again avoiding the lips and eyes. Let it stay for about 10-15 minutes until dry. Gently massage over it and wipe it off with a moist cotton ball so that there is no residue left. Make sure all of it is wiped off.

6] Finally, apply the Ozone Acne Check Hydrant and massage it gently all over your face and neck untill it gets absorbed.

And you’re done! Your skin will definitely feel fresh and rejuvenated post this process and after a day or two you will see considerable results.

Do share your experiences with the product in the comments below.

Product: Ozone Acne Healing Treatment Kit

Price: Rs.2050

Quantity: 650 g

Buy here: Flipkart | Amazon

 P.S. The images in this post are of the trial product which is a mini pack, quantity – 40g +15 ml. 

Product Review: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Icon

My current favourite work wear lip shade is the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Icon. A lovely Pinkish Nude, I got this one from Dubai and the brand is available at most of the Sephora outlets in Dubai.

The shade “Icon,” is described as a classic peachy pink and when you apply it, it does look more peachy. However, on drying up, it darkens and looks more nude and very attractive. It’s perfect for the Indian skin tone. Extremely well pigmented and just one swipe is enough for the shade to stay on. For a gloss, it stays relatively long say about 4-6 hours. The packaging is great too, quite appealing. The gloss bottle is packed in a cardboard container (check picture). A little steep on the pricing, we would totally recommend this if you’re checking out the best matte lip colours out there.

Product: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Shade: Icon

Quantity: 50g

Buy here: Huda Beauty Official Website

Review: Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick – Read My Lips

The Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick collection has a range of shades and today we are reviewing the shade – Read My Lips 07.

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Read My Lips is a Hot Pink shade that can add that spark of glamour to any dull outfit. What we loved about this shade is the smooth texture, perfect for the chapped lips as the lipstick glides smoothly without being too sticky or too dry. Just a single swipe and you are good to go. The colour is a warmer tone of pink and stays for 5-7 hours easily.  The packaging is like a pen, long thin tube which also makes it easy to apply. This one is definitely marching upwards to our top contenders list!

Product: Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick

Shade: Read My Lips 07

Price: Rs.599

Quantity: 2.5g

Buy here: Amazon | Snapdeal

Product Review: Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum

Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum
Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum

Rains = Frizz!

Everyone is trying to fix their frizzy hair in the monsoons and here is an ideal product which will help you do that easily. We recently tried the Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum and were mighty impressed with it.

A coin sized application of the product helps ease out the frizz post a hair wash. Apply the product when your hair is wet and detangle it with a wide toothed comb. If your hair is extremely frizzy, apply it from the root to downwards, if not that frizzy then you can simply apply it at the ends of your hair and simply wipe off the extra serum on the rest of your hair. You can let your hair air dry or blow dry post this.

The ingredients of the product include Cylclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Light Liquid Paraffin, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Iso Propyl Myristate, Perfume, Vitamin E and Almond Oil.  The almond oil keeps the fragrance subtle and pleasant.

Reasonably priced, effective and long lasting make this product a smart buy!

Here are two looks I tried to create with this serum. I usually have frizzy wavy hair, so I tried to curl them and let them down straight without ironing them.

Note: I haven’t used any other product except the Streax Pro Hair Serum after the wash and air dried my hair. 

Product: Streax Pro Vita Gloss Hair Serum

Price: Rs.177

Quantity : 100 ml

Buy here: Amazon | Flipkart

Tip: Avoid towel drying your hair before you apply serum. Rub a few drops of the serum between your palms well, and then evenly distribute onto your hair for best results.

 

Product Review: Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline launched its first 12 in one eye shadow palette – The Nudes and it has got really popular in no time!

 

12 different shades of nude, both shimmery and matte and arranged in quads, trios and duos to make it easier for you to blend them together, this one is a steal! The shades are soft and well pigmented, especially the shimmer ones, also best suited for the Indian skin type.

The palette is extremely compact making it travel friendly. The transparent lid makes it easier to pick the shades. They also have basic instructions on the back of the palette which makes is extremely user friendly for makeup amateurs.

Product: Maybelline The Nudes EyeShadow Palette

Shade: Nudes

Price: Rs.899

Quantity : 9.6g

Buy here: Amazon Snapdeal

Product Review: Colorbar Velvet Matte (Shade: 58BR Bare)

colorbar velvet matte lipstick bareThe Colorbar Velvett Matte Range is available in 45 different shades. With the aim of providing a 2 in 1 finish, i.e. matt and creamy, Colorbar has some beautiful shades under this range. If you’re looking for the perfect nude shade, go buy yourself the Velvett Matt Bare.

for blogApt for the Indian skin tone, this one is smooth and creamy when swatched on the arm as well as on the lips. It’s adequately opaque and one coat would be enough to cover all the pigmentation. The colour is a beautiful pinkish nude and looks extremely natural. The lipstick claims to last for 5 hours and on actual application would easily last for 3-4 hours. Although the lipstick is not very moisturizing, it’s doesn’t make your lips very dry either unlike other matte lipsticks.

Overall, this one is a great buy for daily use, natural, formal and very creamy.

Product: Colorbar Velvett Matte Lipstic

Shade: 58BR Bare

Price: Rs.299

Quantity : 4.2g

Buy here: Flipkart | Myntra