Keeping it light with LIPTON ~ review for LIPTON green tea with Lemon Zest

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Hellooo and welcome to my blog lovely readers. I hope all of you are in your best of health and the summer is not being too harsh on you! Off late I didn’t write a post on food because I am too much involved right now with creating all natural DIYs for my skin and hair ๐Ÿ˜› but here I am today with a post on GREEN TEA from Lipton. Hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

The benefits of green tea by now I am sure are well known to you. Its rich in anti-oxidant which helps flush out all the toxins from your body. It’s light on the stomach plus with this you can even cut down your sugar cravings. What better than to start your day with a cup of green tea and keep feeling healthier and lighter throughout the day!

Yesterday I picked this one up. Its the LIPTON GREEN TEA and its flavored with LEMON ZEST. Now let me tell you, I am a big fan of the lime like smell. It rejuvenates my mood and instantly makes me happy. In summer I am always drinking lime sodas, lassis with lemon juice in it and I even incorporate lemon in mud packs. There were a few other varieties of green tea with different flavors but I picked this one. Plus, the last time I had bought green tea, I didn’t like the taste at all. I am not a big tea person. I am more of a coffee girl. But off late I was thinking of trying out green tea and so I picked this that has a hint of lemon in it.

The box has a green and yellow ombre texture to it. I kind of like the color co-ordination that goes on the box. I bought the one that has 10 tea-bags and it retails for Rs.60/-. When you’ll open the box, you’ll find the tea bagsย secured inside another silver bag. Cut it open gently and voila….you have all your tea bags ๐Ÿ™‚

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By now I think all of you know how to make green tea. I did the same procedure.

  • I placed a tea bag in the cup and put some water to boil.
  • I placed a slice of lemon in my cup . This step is completely optional.
  • When the water had boiled, I poured it into the cup and let the tea bag sit for a minute.
  • You’ll know your green tea is ready when you see that light golden color in the cup.

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Now, guys, for the first time in my life I liked green tea. This particular flavor is amazing. Next time I won’t even put that slice of lemon into it as it already has such a beautiful smell of lemon in it. The taste is sooooo good. I am not a tea person yet I liked this. So you can understand. I think I am starting by good health journey with this. I am going to drink this one every day. The flavor is so good that you can even make it into an iced tea version.

I am telling you people, if you never liked green tea or even if you like green tea, you need to try this one out. Its soooo good plus it has all the health benefits.

Next time, wake up to some beautiful light golden cup of tea and your day will be full of light ๐Ÿ™‚

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Don’t forget to tell me how you liked it. I’m always eager to know from you guys. Till then, lots of love……XOXO

 

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DIY ROSE WATER

1Helloooo lovely people! How are you doing? Hope everything is sunny in your life and hope the summer is not torturing you yet ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is Kolkata its tooo sunny and too humid. And its a nightmare for oily skinned beauties. Our make-ups don’t stay up longer. Our face shines with oil all day and night. And we can’t keep those pimples at bay. Yes, oily skinned people like me simply hate summers. And with all those sweating and sebum secreting, we keep rubbing our face and make it more red. Uuuuurgh I hate summers!

To keep your skin toned and healthy and hydrated, I have come up with this beautiful and superb easy DIY. It’s ROSE WATER. Yes I know you can buy it easily from the stores but let me tell you one thing…….those store bought rose water have no nutrients in them. Its just water, rose essence/rose oil and preservatives. For someone like me, who has sensitive and oily skin, I like to know what I’m putting on my face. That’s why I came up with this and trust me once you make this and use this, you’ll never “BUY” rose water again. So, let’s begin…… ๐Ÿ™‚

What you’ll need:

  1. Roses. (I took 4 red roses. You can use either red or pink roses….whatever is available)
  2. Water
  3. Rose oil/essence (optional)

Let’s see how to make it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Take off the petals from the roses. Discard the stem and leaves.
  • Take a pan, put the rose petals and pour water. The water must be just enough to cover the rose petals. If you want stronger smell then you can use less water but the appropriate proportion is 1 cup of petals to 2 cups of water i.e. 1:2 rose petals to water.
  • Cover the pan with a lid. Place it on a stove and let it simmer at the lowest heat possible. Don’t boil it. Never ever boil it.
  • At around 15-20 minutes of simmering, you’ll see that the petals have started to turn white and they are leaving all their color.
  • Simmer for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat.

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This is exactly how the petals begin to look after simmering for 15 minutes. I took bright red roses. And they had already left their color. At this stage you’ll know that its done and let it sit.

  • Turn off the heat. Let it cool down completely.
  • If you want to have a stronger rose like smell, after it has cooled down, add 10-12 drops of it and give it a stir with spoon.
  • Strain it, pour it in your favorite mason jar or spray bottle and you are good to go ๐Ÿ™‚

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Isn’t this the easiest way to make rose water! There are many other ways but I found this to be the easiest one.

Few things let me tell you. This one will not have a rose like smell after cooling. So if you really want that rose smell, you’ll need essence or oil. And refrigerate it. Once you keep it refrigerated, it’ll last for a month. If you want it to last more then add a shot of vodka in it. And the lid of the pan that you’ll use while simmering, make sure that it has no holes in it. Don’t let the vapor escape.

Try this one guys. You can add it in your face pack, take it in a cotton ball and wipe your face, wet a tissue and rub gently rub your face…..it’s good for everything. We all know that rose water is a wonderful toner and no matter what skin type you have it’ll help your skin to stay fresh, less irritated and hydrated. Plus, it helps shrink pores. So why wait……go and make this today ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Don’t forget to tell me how it turned out and if you have any more queries, feel free to post. If you want more DIYs then also do tell me.

Till then….stay beautiful….. XOXO ย ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you all ๐Ÿ™‚

The Sweetie Box

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I couldn’t find a better picture to start this post with. Yes today I’m gonna write about a totally unique subscription box that has all the ingredients to make your day. There is nothing on this planet that chocolates cannot fix. Andย the people at The Sweetie Box know it. They know how to uplift your mood and surprise you with the best way possible.

The Sweetie Box is a monthly subscription box that ships UK’s most favorite, loved and recently launched chocolates, candies, bubble gums and what not in a cute bright pink box. The box itself will make you drool. And when you open it…..you’ll be simply awestruck. You can find them at http://thesweetiebox.com/ and order yours. They ship worldwide…….yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy! And you can make this gorgeous lovely box yours at just $16.99.

Now let me take you through the wonderful contents of the box.

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This is how the box looks like……Pretty In Pink *drools*. Now just look atย the next pic!

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As a child did you ever feel lost in a candy shop??? I did. All the times. And this is exactly how I felt when I opened the box. At that moment I wanted to hug everybody at TheSweetieBox. Doesn’t this look so cheerful in itself ???This is enough to make a chocolate lover like me get infatuated with the box. And I finished few of the items in just a day. I’ll show you the pics of the ones that I saved to blog for you guys ๐Ÿ˜€

First……the Skittles. They look like Cadbury Gems but they are sour in a sweet way. And again……..soooooooo colorful.

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Next are the unique, yellow and round Emoti Balls….lemon flavored bubble gum. These bubble gums actually look like emojis, so cute!

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Next comes The Nerds……cute green and red tiny, tangy, crunchy candy flavored in “So-Very-cherry” and “What-a-melon”

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Then I received, two packets of fun dips from two different brands. We don’t get these here so I am soooo excited to try this. They kind of have a flavored stick and a fuzzy flavored dip. I’ll try it just after I finish this blog ๐Ÿ˜›

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I am super happy to receive the original version of oreos. Who doesn’t love oreos??? I can live on them literally. And they sent me a pack of the original OREOS. *happy dance*

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Aaaand I saved the best for the last. They sent me my favorite Dairy Milk in OREO flavor! Do we get that here? Nooooo. Plus Hershey’s chocolate, plus Dairy Milk Caramello and another chocolate named “DAIM”. We only get the caramello here but I was equally excited to receive it with them. Who doesn’t like chocolates!

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And now those two things that I finished the very day the box was delivered. Rainbow drops and Reese’s peanut butter cup. Rainbow drops are puffed rice and maize that are sweet and yes again they are colorful…..pretty pastel shades. And Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are like cups from heaven. They have a sift peanut buttery filling inside and they are coated with chocolate. Yummmmmm! Since I ate it up, I’ll post images that I found on the net so that you guys get to know how they are!

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Aren’t these drool-worthy???? I am in total love with The Sweetie Box. Seriously guys you need one for yourself. Everybody deserves a Sweetie Box in their lives.

For more info about them you can follow them at instagram. Find them there as thesweetie_box , scroll through their images and you will know why everybody loves them. I can’t just get over them. Order your sweetie box now to enjoy the best of candies and chocolates. And you will simply not be dissappointed.

Till then…..have a chocolaty weekend……lots of love XOXO