June Giveaway Alert!!!

If you do not follow me on Instagram then now would be a good time to join my little community there because I am giving away Amazon gift cards worth INR 500 each to two of my followers. Here is what you have to do to participate-

  1. Follow me on Instagram.
  2. Like the giveaway post on Instagram.
  3. Tag 3 of your friends on the giveaway post.
  4. Repost the giveaway post on your profile and tag me on it (if you have a private profile then share a screenshot of the post with me).

Following these 4 steps will give you one entry in the lucky draw. For a bonus entry (to improve your chances of winning) you can tag more friends in the comments on the original post (one bonus entry for 3 extra tags) or share this post on your Insta stories, or repost it multiple times.

Giveaway will be open throughout June so you have a lot of time to generate bonus entries. Winners will be declared in the first week of July.

So head over to my Instagram now! Good luck to all of you 🙂

 

Greenberry Organics Giveaway Announcement!

Hi Guys! I am excited to announce that I am currently running a giveaway on Instagram where one lucky winner will receive a jar of the Greenberry Organics Bio-Active D-Tan Exfoliating Scrub worth INR 575.

Greenberry Organics Bio-Active D-Tan Exfoliating Scrub

About the Product – The Greenberry Organics Bio-Active D-Tan Exfoliating Scrub is a wonderful scrub for removing tan, white heads, and dead skin from the face without irritating the skin. It has gritty particles embedded in a cream that provide medium to intense exfoliation while nourishing the skin. Click here to read my full review of the product. This scrub is available exclusively on greenberryorganics.in and the brand is running some great offers at the moment.

How to Enter the Giveaway – To enter the giveaway, please follow the following steps –

  1. Follow me on Instagram.
  2. Follow Greenberry Organics on Instagram.
  3. Like my giveaway post for this product.
  4. Comment below the giveaway post stating your favourite summer skincare tip and tag 3 of your friends in the same comment.

Terms and Conditions-

  1. The giveaway will be open till 1st June and the winner will be announced by 3rd June.
  2. Winner will be chosen RANDOMLY from all the eligible entries.
  3. Spam comments and DM’s will not be entertained.
  4. Giveaway is open only to Indian residents.

So do enter this giveaway to share my love for this wonderful product from Greenberry Organics.

Nykaa Voucher Giveaway!

Hey everyone. I am ever grateful for all the love and support I receive from you guys on this blog and on Instagram, which is why I am announcing a giveaway to celebrated 3.5K followers on Insta. 2 lucky winners will receive a Nykaa voucher worth INR 500 each! This giveaway will primarily run on Instagram but one of the rules is that you need to be subscribed to my blog. Here are the rules in detail-

  1. Subscribe to my WordPress blog (https://lipstick-for-lunch.com/) with your WordPress account or email ID.
  2. Follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mrinalinism/) and like the Giveaway announcement picture I will be sharing there today.
  3. Comment below the Instagram post stating your WordPress ID or email ID that you used to subscribe to my blog and also tag 3 friends (not celebrity accounts) in the same comment.

Giveaway is open only for Indian residents. Note that everybody who follows these rules will get one entry in the giveaway. You are welcome to repost or share my post but that will not get you extra points. Winners will be picked via lucky draw from all the valid entries (i.e. everyone who follows the 3 rules stated above). Any DM’s or comments questioning the results without understanding the rules will not be entertained. Those who unfollow after the results are announced will be blocked from the next giveaway which will be announced early next year.

Winners will be announced on or before the 16th of December based on the participation I receive. So do participate soon and spread the word among your friends 🙂

Disclaimer – This giveaway is not sponsored by Nykaa or Instagram and is being conducted solely by me.

 

 

 

 

 

Primark PS Highlighter | Review and Swatches

Today I am going to talk about yet another product that I won as a part of Andrea’s amazing giveaway. I feel like a lucky girl indeed! This product is the Primark PS Highlighter Stick, a soft pink cream-based highlighter with golden shimmer.

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I enjoy products that come in a stick because they are very easy to carry around. This particular highlighter is not only perfect for on the go application but it also provides a lovely golden sheen to the cheeks that is ideal for daily wear. The pink undertones do not really show up on my skin but the even wash of golden gives a wonderful glow.

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Unfortunately, the summer heat has made the product a little sticky, but once blended in it works just fine. This product is not available in India but for those who have a Primark in the vicinity, this highlighter stick priced at £1.50 is a great choice for day to day usage.

I hope that this review was helpful. Do visit my Niume profile where I post all these articles and much more!

 

Batiste Clean and Classic Original Dry Shampoo | Review

I recently won the Fresh Hair Anywhere giveaway hosted by Batiste India and received the Batiste Clean and Classic Original Dry Shampoo as the prize. The timing of winning this product was perfect because these days my hair is getting sweaty just a few hours after washing, thanks to the Indian summer.

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This dry shampoo is as good as the other ones that I have tried from Batiste and has a fresh, borderline floral scent. You just need to spray some product on your greasy roots from a distance and massage it in for hair that can pass off as freshly washed. I have used it on really greasy and dirty hair and it did not disappoint at all. Frequent washing and blow-drying can make the hair dry and brittle but this dry shampoo makes it bouncy and slightly shinier too!

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Bear in mind that the product is white in color, so brush it really well to get rid of the white cast. If you use the right amount, this should not take much effort. Overall I am quite pleased with this product and will definitely be using it throughout the summer. Priced at INR 649 for a 200ml can, it does not even burn a hole in the pocket, which is always a good thing. Do give this product a shot if you want to break out of the vicious cycle of washing your hair every single day!

I hope that this review was useful. Buy this Batiste Dry Shampoo here.

Read my reviews of other Batiste products here and here.

And the winner of the giveaway is…

Hi guys, the day has finally arrived when I will declare the winner of my Valentine’s Day Giveaway. I had reached 100 subscribers when the giveaway was announced, but now we are more than 300! I am extremely grateful for all the support and encouragement and extend my thanks to all those who participated in the giveaway.

I drew chits to come up with the winner from among all the participants, and the name that I pulled out was…Chetna Tripathi!

Congrats

Chetna has a wonderful blog of her own where she talks about insightful topics pertaining to beauty and health, do check it out here. She has won a Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 109 and a Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eyeshadow in the shade Topaz Gold. Hopefully, the products will reach her within a couple of weeks and she will like them 🙂

As for the rest of you, another giveaway will be announced soon, so do keep visiting the blog.

XoXo,

Mrinalini

P.S. – Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my lovely friends from Ireland and everyone else who celebrates the day 🙂

 

February Roundup: Highlights Of The Month

February is always a short and sweet month. Here are some of the highlights of my February that are worth a mention.

  1. I resumed writing fictional pieces on my other blog ScribblesInGrey. Do check it out if you haven’t already.
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  2. This blog reached a 100 Subscribers (now the number has more than doubled :)). To celebrate this milestone, I announced an exciting giveaway. If you haven’t entered it yet then visit this post to participate. The giveaway closes on 17th March.
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  3. I went on a mini trek to a hill nearby, it was an exhilarating experience.
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  4. I expanded this blog to include beauty tips and opinions in addition to product reviews. Check out some of these posts here:
    5 pressurizing standards of beauty
    5 unconventional uses of baby cream
    How switching up your skincare & haircare routine can help

  5. I resolved to focus on my fitness and am already noticing some benefits. Will create a post about my fitness regimen soon.

How was your February? Let me know in the comments what you loved about the month.

Giveaway Update!

Hi everyone, as promised, I am here today to reveal the prizes of the giveaway that I announced on Valentine’s Day. So here is a look at the wonderful products that could be yours.

IMG_20170217_154950.jpgOne of you is going to receive a Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 109, which is a gorgeous peachy coral shade with a matte finish. You will also be getting a Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eyeshadow in the shade Topaz Gold, an excellent combination of gold and brown shades for the summer.

Unfortunately, I cannot provide you swatches because I don’t want to tamper with the packaging of the products, but trust me, the colors are stunning. I will be declaring one randomly selected winner around 17th March so enter the giveaway now!

To enter the giveaway, visit my Valentine’s Day post for the rules.

First 100 Subscribers, Valentine’s Day and Giveaway Possibilities

It has been less than a month since I created this blog and yesterday I hit 100 subscribers, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I love the wonderful community of fellow bloggers that have stopped by to appreciate and encourage me in the first leg of my journey. The best part is that I had not known any of you before I started this blog, so basically, I made 100 new friends. I want to thank each one of you with all my heart.

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The spirit of love is in the air, thanks to the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Even though some of you may not believe in the concept of this day, but I take it as a reminder to spare some time to think about all those who play a crucial role in my life. This is a wonderful opportunity and excuse to put your thoughts into words and express your love for those who matter. They may already know that you care but a little reaffirmation does go a long way!

Extending the same to this blog, I would like to express my love by arranging a giveaway. I am not sure about the details yet, perhaps I will keep it open till I reach 500 (or 300) subscribers or maybe I will announce the winner on my birthday next month. I am not even sure about the prize yet, but it will either be some lip products or eye products or both. Since it is my first giveaway there will be only one winner and only those living in India or having an Indian address will be eligible (I am really sorry that this one is not international but I promise that the second one will be international for sure!).

To enter the giveaway you have to do the following –

  1. Subscribe to this blog.
  2. Subscribe to my other blog ScribblesInGrey.
  3. Follow me on Instagram @mrinalinism
  4. Follow me on Twitter @mrinalinisachan
  5. Comment on this post that you have entered the giveaway and also let me know whether you would prefer eye products or lip products as the prize.
  6. Tweet the link to this post to invite more participants and tag me so that I can retweet 🙂 (Optional)

I will choose one winner at random from all the entries. The deadline for the giveaway and the prize will soon be announced in a separate blog post. Edit: Find out about the prizes and deadline here 🙂

Lots of Love,

Mrinalini