Simple ways to reduce plastic use in your daily life

If you are someone who carries your own shopping bag to the grocery store or someone who constantly looks for a sustainable switch to reduce plastic usage, “Hi five!” I always look for alternate ways to reduce plastic use in my daily life, and here are some switches I made in order to  reduce plastic footprint.

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Carrying a tote bag for shopping to reduce plastic waste

While it’s convenient to ask for a plastic bag at the grocery store or anytime I am out shopping, my inner conscience always tells me that it’s not a wise choice. I don’t like to see plastic bags ending up in the garbage bin, therefore I make sure I carry one extra foldable grocery bag with me all the time. You can either DIY a tote bag using an old t-shirt or buy one. I have a tote bag from Yoaatma , not only does it have a cool print, but it is also spacious enough. 

Carrying a water bottle to reduce plastic water bottles usage

If you know me personally, you know how much I hate buying water bottles even when I am out. To make sure I don’t end up buying one, I usually carry my own water bottle. Likewise, I have a glass water bottle to use at home. Not only is it a wise choice in terms of health, it is also a right move to make for the environment. This is again one of the simplest ways you can work toward the reduction of plastic pollution. 

Switching to wooden toothbrush 

I recently switched to a wooden toothbrush and I can’t express how much I love it. The one I have here is from Manusatva, a community which aims to bring behavioural change in the society , nature by adapting sustainable practices & passes on a message that “Humanity still exists”. 

Using stainless steel straws 

One time use plastic straws at the restaurants or stalls can easily be replaced with steel straws if you make a decision to carry one with you all the time. You can easily buy stainless steel straws in India online. Most of these steel straws come with a cleaning brush so you don’t have to worry about cleaning it. Inorder to carry it all the time with you in you bag, go for stainless steel straws with case. This way you can store your steel straw after using it. 

Choosing beauty products wisely

Be it hair care or skin care products, looking for non-plastic packaging beauty products or switching it with bottle packaging can make a huge difference. Imagine how much beauty products you buy in a year, and the amount of plastic pollution that it causes. A recycled plastic packaging is still fine. 

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Sadhev products review: Skincare edition

Sadhev products review:

Nothing feels good as much as taking extra care of oneself, and what better than to invest in some good skin care products that have all the goodness and love you right back ! 🙂

On that note, I got my hands on Sadhev skin care products. All their  products are cruelty free, free of sulphates paraben, phalates, synthetic colours and artificial fragrances. 

I shopped during their 1 year anniversary sale. All products were up for grabs at 50 percent discount. (Imagine my excitement)
About the brand: The brand is an outcome of 200 year old legacy and Ayurvedic wisdom of the Cholayil Family. Sadhev plants a tree for every purchase. From skin care to hair care, body care to lip care, they have some really amazing natural skin care products on their website.

Sadhev skin care products
Sadhev skin care products

Moving on to the product reviews of some of the Sadhev skin care products that I bought during the sale: Face Gel, Sadhev Rose Water & Sadhev Sunscreen SPF 30. 

Sadhev Aloe Vera Gel with Saffron and Kumkumadi Thailam 

Gel moisturizers or lightweight moisturizers tend to work great on oily skin. It moisturizes the skin without making it feel sticky or oily. When it comes to moisturizer, I always go for lightweight oil free moisturizer. I’d say that my hunt for a good gel moisturizer for oily and acne prone skin ends with Sadhev face gel 🙂 

The texture of the face gel is light and gets easily absorbed. Can’t deny the fact that it has a beautiful scent (like a desert with saffron garnish) and you can literally see saffron threads inside the gel. I like to apply twice a day;  morning and night (before going to bed). My skin feels hydrated throughout the day, and does not look oily.

 Well, it also works great as a makeup base and primer. 

Sadhev product review: Sadhev face gel
Sadhev face gel

Key Ingredients:

– Saffron: It contains vitamins and antioxidants that have an exceptional effect on the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties help soothe skin and gently treat acne. It is a magical skin-lightening agent that gives an everlasting morning glow to the skin.

– Green Aloe Vera: Aloe contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins A and C that delicately heals dry skin and restores a natural glow.

– Kumkumadi Thailam: An exotic serum that imparts a golden vedic glow by delicately combining rich ingredients like

Quantity: 100 gm

Price: 1500 rs

Sadhev Ayurvedic Sunscreen SPF 30

I used to be that person who would only use sunscreen when I step out, but not anymore ever since I learned the importance of a good sunscreen. You might be thinking “Should I use sunscreen at home? Well, even while you are working from home, you are still exposed to sunlight and sun rays, so investing in a safe ingredient sunscreen is a wise decision, your skin will thank you. Sadhev sunscreen has SPF 30 and glides super easy on the skin. The texture of the product is in between creamy and moose. It gives a very matte finish look and doesn’t make the skin oily at all. 

Sadhev product review: Sadhev sunscreen
Sadhev sunscreen
Sadhev product review: Sadhev sunscreen spf 30

Key Ingredients:

Madhuyashthi or Liquorice: It helps to fade blemishes and dark spots. It can be used as a sunscreen to protect the skin from sunburns and tan.

Indian Madder: It preserves the skin from pigmentation.

Carrot: Carrots help repair skin tissue and protect the skin against the harsh rays of the sun. Carrots are also high in beta-carotene and vitamin A and also contain nutritious minerals and antioxidants that help maintain a clear and blemish free complexion.

Quantity : 200 ml 

Price: 1990 rs

Sadhev Natural Rose Water Toner

When it comes to facial toner for oily skin, I feel rose water works best (for my oily skin at least). The benefits of rose water is another reason to fall in love with this magic extract.The anti-inflammatory properties of rose water are known to reduce acne and control oily skin. 

I like rose water spray for my face as it’s super convenient and can be used as a facial mist as well as makeup setting spray. Sadhev Rose water comes in a glass bottle with a spray nozzle. The dark tinted bottle packaging of the product gives it a luxurious feel. 

Sadhev product review: Sadhev rose water
Sadhev Rose Water

Key Ingredients:

Indian Rose: Rose petals contain sugars and natural oils that trap moisture in the skin, making the skin smooth and baby soft. Sadhev’s Rose Water is made with exotic centifolia roses, carefully harvested during the seasons of early winter to late spring when the pink buds start to show colour but the petals are yet to unfurl.

Full ingredient list: Rosa centifolia (Rose flower(Fl.)) – 0.1 % Water – Q.S Inactive ingredients: Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin – Q.S. In base made with Natural oils, perfume and approved colour – Q.S.

Quantity : 150 ml

Price: 795

If you are looking to upgrade your skincare routine with a homegrown luxury Ayurvedic skincare brand then definitely check them out.

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Affordable neutral eyeshadow palettes for beginners


Every makeup enthusiast loves some good and Affordable neutral eyeshadow palettes to add in their makeup kit. I love it too! I remember how I would look for some best affordable eyeshadow palette that I can get at the time when I just began my self taught makeup journey.

Today I want to share some of the best affordable eyeshadow palettes I had tried and absolutely loved playing with it. These are some affordable eyeshadow palette available in India which you can easily buy on Amazon or Nykaa.

Affordable neutral eyeshadow palettes:


affordable eyeshadow palette

Looking for an affordable neutral eyeshadow palette? Check out the Sivanna Brown eyeshadow palette. 

Sivanna brown eyeshadow is exceptionally the best affordable neutral eyeshadow palette,  budget-friendly and the pigmentation of the eyeshadow is commendable. I also like the tiny packaging as it fits inside the handbag without eating up much space. This nude eyeshadow can also be used to fill in eyebrows on days you run out on eyebrow pencils. 

It consists of six beautiful neutral shades, out of which, four are matte and two have shimmer. Price at 499 rs, while you can get it at much better deal at AMAZON.IN


This definitely falls under best affordable matte eyeshadow palette available in India. 

affordable eyeshadow palette

The Sivanna eyeshadow palette No.2  has ten beautiful neutral shades in one palette. Even though it says it’s matte it does have three shimmer shades and one highlighter, which completes or should I say complements the other matte shades in the palette.

A perfect eyeshadow palette for daytime wear, and also you can wear it at night with bold lipstick. Talking about the texture and pigmentation, I would say that it’s not at all powdery. It sets perfectly and lasts for about 5 hours without an eyeshadow primer. The pigmentation is good as compared to the price. However, I suggest you use it with an eyeshadow base to get rich pigmentation. I paid 420 rs for the palette on Amazon and it’s absolutely worth it.


affordable eyeshadow palette

Priced at 195 rs, Swiss beauty eyeshadow palette 01 is an affordable matte eyeshadow palette or must I say one of the best affordable glitter eyeshadow palettes as it has both matte and glitter shades in it. Swiss beauty offers an eyeshadow palette that can be great for beginners. If you are looking for a neutral eyeshadow palette with glitter or a small eyeshadow palette, just explore their eyeshadow palette collection.

Wet and wild rose in the air palette

Wet and wild rose in the air palette review

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Rose in the Air is a 10 Pan Palette. It consists of orange, browns, pastel purple, rose pink , rusty orange shades. The whole shade together gives a very fall vibe. There are seven matte, two glitters and one highlight powder in the palette. You can create multiple days and night eye makeup looks using this affordable palette. Priced at 499 rs for 10 gm, it comes with 12 months shelf life. It is available on Amazon.

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