Colorbar Mascara- Lash Illusion Duo Mascara Review

Who doesn’t wish to have long and voluminous eyelash!? We all do! While some are blessed with it , others have to count on a good mascara to achieve an illusion of long and thick lashes. I have to admit that I have pretty short and straight eyelash.

I ordered this Colorbar Mascara – Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara from Amazonbecause of its dual mascara tube and its functionality. It looks very promising from its cover, but it is worth the hype?

Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

About Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

Open up your eyes and give your eye makeup that perfect polished finishing touch, with this wonder from the house of Colorbar. Colorbar Mascara duo-step Mascara makes the eyelashes look naturally thick and long with its lash lengthening and lash volumizer.

Color Available-Black

How to apply Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

Start with Lash Lengthening and apply on  both upper and lower lashes. Next, take the other side which has Lash Volumising and coat on top of the lengthening mascara applied at first. For best application move the wand in zigzag upward motion.

Price- 450 RS .You can however get it for cheaper online. I paid 360 on Amazon.

Pros of Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

  • Jet black color
  • Stays upto 5 hours straight
  • Handy packaging

Cons of Colorbar Lash Illusion Duo Mascara

  • It takes layers of products to achieve a long eyelash illusion.
  • Gets clumpy if not used properly
  • The wands of both the side are same and gives the same result. If you have a mascara wand with wide brush, try finishing the application with it for a better result.
  • Not waterproof
  • No ingredients list mentioned on the tube.

My final take on the product

The concept and look of the colorbar dual mascara is pretty cool. It’s reasonable.  Gives two functions in one tube. I just wish it had different sort of brush for both ends. A curved wand could have made the application of the lengthening mascara much easier. If you have a mascara curler, I suggest you to curl your eyelash before applying the product. 🙂

Would I buy this product again?

Well, may be no. It was a fun experiment with this one tho.

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Kathmandu to Manang – Travel diary, August 2018

Impromptu trips are the best, especially when the destination has absolutely breathtaking view and your travel partner is your own little sister! 😃 Find out how exciting our trip was, and how you can as well make this trip in one week or two from Kathmandu to Manang.

Previously, I have shared few photos of Manang, Nepal in my Instagram page (Check here) , and since a lot of you have been asking me about this beautiful place I could not wait to write this post ( My bag’s still unpacked) 😀

So, let me tell you guys a little about Manang and how to travel from Kathmandu to Manang.

About Manang and where it is located-

Amidst giant mountains and scenic beauty, this splendid place is situated in Manang district of Nepal, 3519 m above sea level. Leaving the crowded city of Kathmandu and reaching this calm soul touching place would sure make your heart pound with joy.

On entering the valley and walking through the Manang gate for 5 minutes you’ll find a number of Hotels, shops, and stores that sell trekking gears.

You can also follow the sketch map of Manang that stands right before entering the lane.

Map of Manang

Further down you’ll see traditional houses made of stones where the locals reside. This being my second visit after almost a decade, I could see the place has changed drastically. The last time I came to Manang, we had to trek for 4 days, It’s much easier to reach Manang now by road.There are moving vehicles that drop passengers from Basesar to Manang every day.  Most hotels now have wifi service inside the vicinity, most houses now largely use cylinder gas instead of fire wood, various vegetables are now grown in the village for consumption with the help of geen-house method and more……

Manang is also a common resting point for people or  groups trekking around the Annapurna range to acclimatize to the high altitude, before taking on Thorong La pass. However, if you are just planning to take a trip to unwind yourself or float into the spirit of pure nature or just to witness the beauty of buckwheat flower blooming in all its glory (like us) then let me tell you , ‘ You gonna absolutely fall in love with this place’!

Best time to visit Manang- 

September to November – Buckwheat flowers towing left and right while visually painting the entire valley in the a pinkish hue, September also marks the end of rainy season and the weather is perfect to hike, Vehicles run up and down without any en-rout road troubles. The only draw back is that the hotel which are usually packed during these peak seasons, so one of the best option is to book rooms in advance, it is often easy to get rooms off seasons tho. You can stay in Hotel Mountain lake in manang for a comfortable stay. If you are trekking via Manang to Thorong la then you’d need to stop at Yak Kharka for a night to rest. After trekking for hours if you are looking for a place where you can feel at home then do stay at Hotel Dream Home.

Hotel Dream home, Yak Kharka

They have excellent customer service, with wifi, hot shower and warm dining hall.

Dinning hall

You can book your stay by simply leaving a message on their Facebook page.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW 

Kathmandu to Manang- How to Travel

There are different modes to reach Manang – buses, micros, mini bus , bikes and helicopter. We chose to travel on a micro, because apparently they drop you faster than buses. If you are traveling in a bus or micro , you will have to change the vehicle at Besisahar. Unless you reserve a direct sumo from the city which goes to Manang.

Our journy to Manang…

At 9:10 am we sat in the micro and paused at Naubise at 10:15 am for a short break.

12:15 pm we stopped at Malakhu for lunch. And finally at 3:40 pm we reached Besisahar.

We stayed the night in Gangapurna hotel at Besisahar and checked out the next morning at 8:17 am. From Besisahar we took a sumo to Manang. But just after 2 hours of travel, we we caught ourselves in the middle of a land slide which apparently wasn’t so bad, but took some time for the bulldozer to Clear the roads. We wasted our time waiting for around 1 and half hours for the vehicle to move.

Quickly at 1:15 pm we reached the lunch point. After enjoing a hearty meal near the water fall our vehicle made a move only to be stopped by another Scarry distructed road . 🙁

We had to leave the ride there as there was no possibility of crossing the road until the weather was stable. We then took another vehicle to Manang. As we reached chame , it began to rain heavily and made our ride scarier. My mind finally found peace when we reached humde around evening. After all these ups and downs in our journey, I forgot to tap on the time. I only checked my watch on reaching Manang at 8:10 pm. It was dark, cold and all I wanted to do was sleep! Next morning, the beautiful view outside our rooms took away all the travel hangover from my body. 😃

Travel cost from Kathmandu to Manang

  • Kathmandu to Besisahar- 450 INR
  • Besisahar to Manang – 1500 INR


Here are few beautiful pictures of Manang from my Instagram account.


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Gangapurna Tal, Manang

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Prayer wheels at pocho gumba, Manang

kathmandu to manang

Fresh apples picked near Koto, Manang

Mountain Lake Hotel, Manang

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Sea buckthorn

At the Buckwheat field

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Ximiso Nepal : Beauty products haul & first impressions

Hey beautiful people! Today’s blog post is going to be a product review on a bunch of Ximiso products which I picked up like few weeks back from Ximiso Nepal, Durbarmarg outlet.

XIMISO (XIMIVOGUE) is a Korea-based designer brand that is a fast fashion department franchised store. If you have been to Miniso Nepal then this place would look a lot familiar to you. Everything looks so cute, pretty and similar to Miniso products!

I quickly scanned the products displayed – bags, soft toys, kitchen stuff, gifting items, beauty products… and like always I was hooked at their beauty department. 😀 Let me show you guys the items I purchased from Ximiso Nepal.

Product # 1 

Ximiso Eyebrow Pencil- I picked up this eyebrow pencil in the shade brown from Ximiso beauty counter for 650 Rs something. (I’ll cross check and update soon). The reason it blew my mind was the functionality of the eyebrow pencil. It has eyebrow pencil, eyebrow powder, and mascara all in one stick! Pretty happy with this one. I know 650 is a little too much to spend on just a brow pencil , but this one will not disappoint you 🙂


ximi’s style eyebrow pencil

ximi's style eyebrow pencil

ximi’s style eyebrow pencil


Product # 2

Ximivogue Peter rabbit staining lip gloss 01

Taking about this lip stain, I’d say that it just has a cool packaging. There was only two shades available in this product. This one is a pinkish red, and the other one was in orangish red. When applied, the lip stain feels sticky for a few minutes. It has a light scent which fades gradually. Things that I didn’t like about this lip stain is that it didn’t have any ingredients mentioned at the back of the product. It tasted like sugar syrup and it looks awful on dry or cracked lips.


Ximivogue Peter rabbit staining lip gloss 01

Product # 3

Ximiso Nail polish remover- This one again, I picked up because of its cute packaging, but it does its work. It comes with thin cotton pads soaked in nail polish remover liquid inside. Perfect for travel and to store. The container seals perfectly airtight, so there is no fear of the product to dry out.

Ximiso Nail polish remover

Product # 4

Ximivogue Brown Eye-pencil-This eye pencil has a shimmer effect which makes the eyes pop despite the brown tone. Perfect for those who are afraid of black eye pencil, but want to have something on.

Ximivogue Brown Eye-pencil

Product # 5

Ximivogue brightening color concealer pen- Paid around 350 Rs for this concealer. Packaging wise it looks great again, and is pretty good for its price.  It functions like that of a tik tik ball pen and has a easy to apply soft brush at the tip. Fun to press, but does’t show the amount of product dispensed. So, wait for fee seconds after pressing to see the amount of product dispensed at the tip of the brush.

Ximivogue brightening color concealer pen

Product #6

Ximivogue eyeliner pen- This eyeliner comes in sharp soft sketch pen tip and gives easy application. It’s non water proof and smudges. Priced for 350 Rs.

Ximivogue eyeliner pen

Product # 7 

Ximivogue Matte Nail polish- Priced at 125 Rs , this matte nail polish is a must buy. There are various shades available to chose from.

Product # 8

Ximivogue makeup blender- 250 Rs for 2 beauty blender , this one also works pretty well.

Product # 9

Facial cleansing brush- Soft bristle and perfect for daily use, this facial brush comes for 230 Rs.

Ximiso Nepal Location – In Kathmandu, you can spot Ximiso stores in Durbar marg, Kamaladi & Civil Trade Center.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this Ximiso product review on my blog today. Ximiso products are affordable and really chic. Apart from the lip stain I liked most of the Ximiso products listed here. 🙂

Have you used any Ximiso products (preferably beauty products) ? Do let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have any recommendations or products you would want me to review feel free to drop all of that in the comment section or simply DM me on my Instagram page. I would love to get my hands on some of Ximiso best products. 😀