Easy Route

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetIMG_3129IMG_3130When you’re on the road, it can be hard to find places you actually like, for example, Starbucks. I have Starbucks on the daily, and I always like to know where the nearest one is. With the @cherripikapp it’s super easy to find all the places you love no matter where you are. CherriPik is a store locator app that you should all download! When you use the link, don’t forget to use the referral code 4VX7Q when you sign up!

LOVE & KISSES, MAITRI P. 

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Disclosure: This blog post is provided by CherriApp via HBT.

Become besties? 

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Life update: I am FINALLY done with schoooool which means spring semester and summer 1 classes are officially over, woohoo! Now that I’m on a vacation, I thought I would do a Q&A with you babies since I haven’t done that.

You guys could either fill out the information down below or leave your questions in the comment section below. I’ll be accepting questions until the 4th of July which means you guys have a week. You guys are free to ask me anything you like or tell me about something sweet you did for someone to be featured on my Q&A blog post 🙂

I cannot wait to answer all your questions and get to know you loveys!

PS: any inappropriate emails will be blocked. 

LOVE & KISSES, MAITRI P. 

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Arbonne – June Favorites! 

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Skin care Arbonne

Hello there beauties,

This blog post is all about skincare routine of the month of June aka June Faves, Woohoo! I freshly discovered this brand (about two months ago) and it is safe to say it has become one of my favorite brands. In the skincare sample kit provided by Arbonne, there are 6 little tubelets (I guess you could say). Each performs a separate role in itself and has their own benefits to it.

After using these samples, I went right onto their website and purchased them in full sized products — There literally do wonder! When I first had to try them on, I was very hesitant because my skin is very sensitive, and I did not want to try something that would cause my skin to have breakouts. But after using these samples, my skin took a U-turn. Now that I’ve tried these babies, I literally refuse to go back to my old face and eye creme.

7 TUBELETS AND THEIR BENEFITS

  1. Smoothing Facial Cleanser – The rich pearlescent creme formula gently washes away makeup and impurities, leaving your skin smooth and refreshed.
  2. Regenerating Toner – A quick misting of this antioxidant-rich, pH-balance toner refreshes skin and prepares it for the next step — firming and lifting skin’s appearance.
  3. Intensive Renewal Serum – The collagen-supporting ingredients are clinically proven to hold in moisture and help visibly firm and lift, while lessening the appearance of fine lines.
  4. Corrective Eye Creme – Help diminish the look of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles with this exclusive eye creme.
  5. Day – Restorative Day Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen – Our Concentrated day creme formula moisturizes while helping prevent sunburn, and has collagen-supporting ingredients and botanicals to help capture a youthful appearance.
  6. Day – Extra Moisture Restorative Day Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen – This ultra-hydrating creme for drier skin moisturizes deeply, supports collagen and protects skin’s youthful appearance. Key ingredients work together to help your skin look young and radiant.
  7. Night – Night Repair Creme – Rich with an ultra-hydrating blend of botanicals and collagen-supporting ingredients. Wake up to visibly youthful-looking skin.

ARBONNE
After 24 hours
*83% of women reported improvement in skin firmness*
After Just 4 Weeks
*92% of women reported reduction in the appearance of wrinkles *
*96% reported reduction in the appearance of fine lines*
*100% reported improvement in skin texture and smoothness*
*100% reported improvement in skin moisturization*

LOVE & KISSES, MAITRI P. 

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Disclosure: Complimentary samples were provided by Arbonne.
The opinions expressed herein are those of author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Arbonne. 

Maybelline – Master Chrome

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Maybelline has and will always be one of my favorite drug store cosmetic brands. They have shades for all skin-type and colors. Maybelline recently launched a range of new beauty products; one of them is Master Chrome highlight.

The application of this product is very high-end. One dip into this beauty is more than enough. It is very pigmented and leaves you that shimmer look for the rest of your day. It is very light weight and the shade is absolutely gorgeous. It is perfect for daytime look, girls lunch out, night our or even a dinner date with your crush!

HOW TO USE:

  1. Apply with the brush or fingertips.
  2. Sweep onto targeted area, such as cheekbones, brow bones, and down the bridge of your nose.
  3. Blend for a seamless metallic glow.

The Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter retails for $9.99 and you could find more details HERE.

Will you be trying this highlighter out? What are your thoughts on highlighters in general? Leave me your thoughts and concerns in the comment section! – XOXO

MAYBELLINE MASTER CHROME HIGHLIGHTER
Master Chrome Highlighter is infused with metallic pigment that creates a reflective finish.
*Heat up your luck with the one with a warm metallic sheen*
*Apply lightly for a subtle or build up application for a bold metallic metal look*
*Soft powder formula allows for a seamless application*
*Infused with reflective pigment that gives a bold glow*

Love & Kisses, Maitri P. 

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Disclosure: Complimentary was provided by Maybelline via Influenster.
The opinions expressed herein are those of author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Maybelline. 

Garnier – SkinActive

Garnier – SkinAcitve Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask/Masque Tissue

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There are two things you all must know about me by now. I love being camera ready and I love a good facial mask. When it comes to makeup and skin care, I absolutely love trying on new products.

Couple weeks back, I went to the drugstore near my house to purchase a good face mask, but they didn’t have the one I was looking for and luckily this goodie came flying to me today! When a little bundle of joy land onto my door steps I couldn’t help but, open it and try it the next second. This facemask, in particular, is a super hydrating, glow-boosting mask. It gives you that glow as well as gives the skin a luminous complexion and healthy-looking radiant. The mask smells absolutely wonderful. It is weightless, easy to apply and it gave my skin the moisturizer and glow which it needed.

On the packaging, it says “delivers 24 hours long lasting hydration”. Which I complete agree with because it delivered me the 24-hour long-lasting hydration. This face mask left my face feeling super fresh and all pumped up!

HOW TO USE: 

  1. Start with a clean scan. Gently press the mask onto the face with the blue protective film visible on the outside of your face.

  2. Peel off the blue film and then adjust and smooth out the mask to fit the contour of your face.

  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove the mask and gently massage the remaining product into the skin or you may rinse it out.

The Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask retails for $2.99 and you can find more information on HERE.

Will you be trying this mask out? What are your thoughts on face masks in general? Leave me your thoughts and concerns in the comment section! – XOXO

GARNIER SKINACTIVE MOISTURE BOMB SHEET MASK
The Super Hydrating Mask Glow-Boosting
*Intensely hydrates*
*Gives skin a luminous completion & healthy-looking radiance*
*Complexion appears even and fresh*
*Skin looks revitalized and radiant*

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Love and Kisses, Maitri P. 

Disclosure: Complimentary was provided by Garnier via BzzAgent.
The opinions expressed herein are those of author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Garnier. 

New York – The City of Dreams

I took a tiny road trip to New York. I was so excited because my best friend visited me all the way from Texas and we have never been on the New York City trip. Also, it’s on my New Year’s resolution list – to have a photoshoot with my best friend in the city.

On this trip, my best friend, Alesha and I got lost for a good half an hour in the subways underground – which was no Bueno (no good). Despite getting lost underground and asking MILLION people on how to get around, it was safe to say that it was worth it. I enjoyed it because the view was absolutely breathtaking. We got to visit the Roosevelt Island, which I never knew about. Although I am scared of heights, I prefer to challenge myself and overcome my fears.

Later that day, we went to visit two of my friends whom I have not seen for over two years. The warmth of their hugs and the reunion was worth an hour ride of the sub from Manhattan to Flushing.

Coincidently one of my friend’s mother’s salon was close by so, Alesha and I chose to pamper ourselves by getting our makeovers done. I chopped off 3 inches – though it’s not a lot for most of the people, 3 inches is a LOT for me considering I love my hair long, haha!

PS. The salon is absolutely beautiful and the people there are VERY nice! I 100% recommend it to my New York readers, not to mention it’s adorable as well 🙂

(Usha’s Shreeji Beauty Salon – 7 days a week: Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 7:30 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM Address: 40-11 104 st. Corona, NY 11368 Tel: 929-204-9806)

You guys may be wondering so did you do a city tour or nah?

Haha yes, we did. We chose to save the city tour for the night since its beautiful at nighttime with the city lights.

For dinner, we went to a Salvation Tacos which is a Mexican restaurant. I have 0 words to describe the view from the rooftop! It’s BEYOND sumptuous. Though the wait is super long because of its popularity and a number of people that visit there every day – it’s worth it. To digest our food, we walked to The Time Square and just rested at the tables there. Took couple pictures and just admired the city and what it had to offer us.

We were there for more than 12 hours. Though we had to take the train back home, we did not want to leave what-so-ever. Our hearts said no, but our minds said yes.

It was positively an adventure because our phones completely died as soon as we purchased the tickets for the train. We were phoneless and we were lost at 1 AM in New York. We somehow managed to get back on time. Our feet and body were so sore from all the walking but it was surely worth it. New York is a place where I’ll never get tired of visiting and would not want to leave every time I am there.

My heart resides in New York❤️

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Empire State Building

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Roosevelt Island

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Rooftop views

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Actually being back in the city is giving me all the feels.

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I LOVE YOU, MAA😘

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Happy Mother’s Day, Maa (and to all the wonderful moms out there)!

Do you see this lady here? Yes, she is mi Madre. The one who I cherish, appreciation and care for the most in the whole world. Though we bicker and get on each other’s nerve the most, there is no other person who I could envision my life without.

She has been there through thick and thin, to the moon and back, and to infinity and beyond.

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I still remember, when I was in elementary school, I wouldn’t listen to her or sit still when she would do my hair. Haha, she got annoyed with me and asked my dad to cut all my hair so she doesn’t have to deal with me, not remaining still and look like a mess.

Aaaand, the days I have off from campus we would have breakfast/lunch and literally, LITERALLY. gossip about anything and everything. She would share her life with me and I would share mine with her. She would share her experiences with me to when she was a youth and how life moves on, people move on and all of this is temporary. Talks with her would encourage me to achieve the greatest of all and motivate me.

There are innumerable memories with this woman and if I were to list them, it would be a never-ending list.

She is my mother, best friend, role model, my rock and most importantly, MY PERSON.

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This picture was taken when our family friends came over from India. The order as follows: Roshni, mom, mom and Maitri (Me).

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Women’s Conference🌺

wc-bannerI was invited to The BAPS Women’s Conference 2017 where all the women get together to discuss numerous leadership topics, promote culture and ethnic pride in our upcoming generations. Each year, thousands of women from diverse backgrounds and age group gather to learn from each other and build a powerful bond within our society.

Last year’s theme was Moving Forward.

Last year, the conference featured inspiring speakers, interactive learning, and purposeful networking to support women further in their personal and professional lives, taking a step in the right direction.The convention served as an occasion to share difficulties in the chase of enthusiasm and inspired members to introspect on how to grow further qualified leaders. The exceptional speakers explored key concepts of compassion, indulgence, and determination through sharing their individual stories of leadership.

This year, the theme of BAPS Women’s Conference was Resolutions: Bonds That Liberate.

This year’s theme mainly focused on positive resolutions that change lives by turning habits: accepting ownership, performing hard work, and making sacrifices. The conference directed on how one can enhance responsibility and accountability within her home, family, career, community, and spiritual advancement without feeling overwhelmed. The audience learned that hard work requires dedication and commitment to finding a solution without falling apart. The conference also went over the importance of putting other’s needs above ours which I thought was very important.

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A Touch of Magic

As most of you bloggers know how much of a girly-girl I am, I decided to go with something out of my way and try the modern “cool girl” look I suppose you could say. I had NEVER wore a hat in my life with a leather jacket before so this is hands-down a completely new look for me.

  • The leather jacket’s from Armani Exchange
  • The hat is from Disney Land
  • Boots are from Macy’s
  • Watch is from Nordstrom

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Photo Curtesy : Ryan Torres and Luis Almonte

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Black – All Day, Everyday~

 

Here are few head-shots of my pictures from the Photoshoot with the Smashbox.

PRODUCTS USED: 

  • Primer: Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light.
  • Foundation: Studio Skin 15 Hour rHydrating Foundation in shade Golden Medium Beige.
  • Concealer: Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in shade Light/Medium.
  • Blush: L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in colors Culver City Coral
  • Highlighter: Fusion Soft Lights in color Baked Starburst – golden tan/soft peach/tan/champagne/bronzer shimmer.
  • Mascara: Full Exposure Mascara.

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