A NEXA IGNIS Test Drive Experience

A NEXA IGNIS Test Drive Experience

Hi Everyone!

I love driving my car, it’s small, powerful performance cuts around small corners with no sweat. But I have never tried my hands on an automatic transmission car ever, not until now. I had an opportunity to attend NEXA IGNIS test drive event where you get to drive their automatic variant. IGNIS organized the event in The Great India Mall in Noida where you go and have a test drive of the car in a very innovative way.

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They were running a game where there are two people playing against each other. All you have to do is you have to drive your IGNIS front and back. Simple right? But it was not that simple! Through a virtual screen, which was installed in front, you have to play a game of ping pong ball where you have to hit the ball with the car by going front and back competing with your rival. This was an amazing new way of test driving where you can test the car’s pickup, gear shifting, and performance. I also enrolled myself for this game and decided to play it with my husband.

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I always want to try ‘automatic transmission car ( ATC )’ and this was the right opportunity but the problem was I don’t know how to drive one, then again I thought how hard can that be. So I got through with all the formalities like you do before taking a test drive. Finally! I walk towards the car in the game alley which looked spectacular in electric red colour and Jet Black alloy wheels, did I tell you that I have a “thing” for small cars. Yeah!, Same “thing” happened looking at this one. So I took the test drive on the diesel variant, took it for a spin around quick short and long corners also checked on the pickup speed of the car too.

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So how was the experience? Was it hard to drive an ATC car? Well if you think drinking a glass of water is hard, then yeah it was hard. Are you kidding me? It was super easy and I had no idea why I kept myself from not driving an ATC. Maybe because of the old school kid in me but it’s the best solution for Delhi’s traffic. You choose either this or enroll for a knee cap replacement due to the constant clutch pedal shift during bumper to bumper traffic. In IGNIS if you release the brakes, the car automatically pick up the speed gently from 5 kph to 10 kph. You don’t have to even lift your right leg to push the accelerator. IGNIS also has a fantastic auto gear shift which gives you seamless shifting and smoother driving experience.

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WOW, I want one ATC IGNIS now! It looks small on the outside and spacious on the inside, standard dual airbag, steering mounted controls, 100% touch panel control of the car stereo system with live sat-navigation. To sum it all up it’s a cool car to own, I loved the experience and I think you’ll love it too. If you’re a little skeptical then I would suggest going take a test drive and you will be sorted.

Thank you so much for reading the post. Here is the NEXA IGNIS website to know more: http://www.nexaexperience.com/ignis.html

Womanhood: Leather Skirt & White T-Shirt

Womanhood: Leather Skirt & White T-Shirt

Hi Everyone!

I started this blog 4 years ago out of my passion and now this has become my career. Fashion makes me find new places and explore more. Being a blogger, I have a freedom to express my thoughts through my blog and to reach every one of you. Fashion came to me naturally and I want to take my love for fashion to a new dimension and do something creative. Trends are something which everyone tries to follow and it changes every session but if you have fashion sense you can rock whatever you have been given. I have big plans which I will reveal with time to you though my blog and would love to get your opinion as well because of you all matter to us and what we have achieved today is all because of you guys.

Today’s look is inspired by free and strong women. They have responsibility but also they have style to live and dress up. She is not afraid of the hurdles in her life. She is self-sufficient and independent. This look is to salute the womanhood and to the women in all our lives.

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Thank you so much for reading. Which women do you want to salute in your life and why? Let us know in the comment section below. Out of all your comments, we will select one winner who will win a hamper from us as a token of love for that special woman in your life. There are few rules that you should follow to participate in this giveaway:

Rules:

  1. Comment with your answers below in the comment section with your social media handle details and email id.
  2. Share this post on all your social media profiles and tag your friends to join this giveaway for extra brownie points.
  3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  4. The contest is open till 24th June and we will declare our winner on 25th June 2017.
  5. Open for Indian residents only.

All the best and we cannot wait to read all your entries.

Outfit:

T-Shirt & Skirt: Forever21

Shoes: Koovs

Accessories: Clutch – Forever21, Watch: UCB

Location: Rohet Garh

Hotel Review: One Partridge Hill at Mukteshwar

Hotel Review: One Partridge Hill at Mukteshwar

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If you guys follow me on social media especially Facebook then you might know that I took a pledge to travel to Nainital and we finalized the trip as well. Well, this post is on the review of the property where we stayed at Mukteshwar, Nainital.

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During our visit to Mukteshwar, we stayed at a boutique luxury homestay and the name of the property is One Partridge Hill. The drive from Delhi took us around eight hours to reach the property in which we took one breakfast and few washroom breaks. The way towards the property is a little confusing if you are traveling with the help of google maps, thus it is advisable to get the location details from the property itself.

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The first look of the property to me was cozy, luxurious and near to nature. The owner of the property was also there during our stay. She explained that the property is created keeping the mother nature in mind. The property is equipped with rainwater harvesting system and solar panel system keeping the environment resources in mind. The property has been decorated with bird theme which is the specialty of the place and you can see many beautiful birds around. The property also has some strong house rules which they expect the guests should follow during the stay, which is mentioned below:

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The property has 4 rooms for the guests and only one room has a television in it. We booked two rooms at the property, the one was an attic room and the other one below the same. The rooms were quite spacious with huge washrooms and we also had a private terrace because of the attic room. The back side of the property has forest area and a way towards an old temple. I would advise that if you are visiting this place and planning to trek the forest area, you should go in a group and in the day time. There are wild animals and dense forest area around the property. Here’s a detailed Vlog about our whole trip:

 

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The property does not allow you to eat in the rooms but you can have your drinks and meals downstairs or in their garden area. The meals are included in the room tariff and you will get the ‘Ghar ka Khana’ from their kitchen. The first day, after we arrived, we had lunch in which we had yellow dal, kadhai paneer, chappati, mutton biriyani, mix veg raita, salad, gulab jamun. In dinner, we had garlic bread, cutlets, non-veg kabab, shahi tukda.

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The nearby places to visit is the river which will take 20-25 min drive, Old Bangalow (created by British) which will take 10-15 mins walk and the old temple which will take 10 mins trekking. The place is situated with a beautiful view of the Almora city and we can also see the snow covered Himalaya chain of mountains from the balcony in a non-misty day. The crisp chilly air, the peaceful environment away from the city hassle, makes Mukteshwar and this property a must visit the place. But if you are not interested in following the above house rules, this might not be the right place for your stay as the property follows the rules quite strictly. I would recommend this place to those who love nature, bird watchers and love to spend their holiday in a peaceful atmosphere.

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Thank you so much for reading. For bookings, please check hotels website: http://www.onepartridgehill.com/

Also, do check what Travellersfoodboxx has to say about this hotel with whom we shared our trip: https://travellersfoodboxx.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/one-partridge-hill-a-hideaway/

Beach Look: Sheer Top & White Hat

Beach Look: Sheer Top & White Hat

Hi Everyone!

This is another lookbook post what we shoot at Maldives. Sheer top and hat are an essential for your beach holiday. While I’m writing this post, my mind is asking me to take another beach holiday. Well I’m that soon but first, let’s discuss this look 😊

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In this look, I have paired this beautiful sheer top with denim shorts and hat. If you do not wear or carry proper to the beach, you will end up burning yourself in the scorching heat during the day. Always carry hats, sheer cover-ups or tops, and a good sunscreen lotion. You will enjoy your beach holidays to the fullest if you use these while your stay. We have also done a lookbook video on this look, so have a look here:

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Let me know what do you think is that one important thing you want to carry for a beach destination in the comments section. Thank you so much for reading. Look forward to all your comments.

OUTFIT:

Top: Pret

Denim: Madame

Hat: Forever21

A Memorable Trip: Maldives

A Memorable Trip: Maldives

Hi Everyone,

Right now, I’m in a very happy mood because I’m going to share a very memorable trip details with you guys. We visited Maldives in the month of March. I know we are a little late uploading this blog post but coming back from that place then sorting our vlog and doing some more trips took all of our time. Nevertheless, I’m posting and sharing this with all of now.

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After I got married, this was my first aboard trip. Earlier, we planned for this trip in February but then we decided to go there on my birthday so we froze it for March. I always wanted to go to a beach destination where it would be peace and relax. Bealieve me, Maldives is a perfect destination for it. We started our journey on 10th March night for a 4 night 5 days holiday and booked The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort. As we are also covering travel on our blog and channel, we decided to capture all the moments for our Vlog and pictures for our travel post. We reached Delhi International Airport and we somehow managed to grab our plane. The immigration took us so long that we were almost about to miss our flight. We traveled through Air India till Maldives International Airport i.e. Male which took around 5 hrs 30 mins. At the international airport there were two representatives from the hotel who helped us board our domestic flight till Ifuru Domestic Airport and from there we took speed boat ride to reach our resort which took us around 1 hr 30 mins more.

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When we reached the domestic airport, we have been escorted by Mr. Saiya who was our personal butler for the rest of our stay. After reaching the resort and looking at the breathtaking view of the whole island, Saiya gave us a small brief of the hotel and took us to our villa via a buggy. We booked Horizon Water Villa which was situated above the sea with an incredible view of the ocean.

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The room was perfect for me and Saurabh with a comfortable double bed, a small lounge area inside the room, a huge washroom with one shower area, bathtub, two washbasins and all kind of toiletries. In front of our bed, there was a huge balcony with the ocean view with Jacuzzi and a way to step down to the sea for snorkeling. We have also covered our whole room tour in our Vlog Part 1:

 

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We absolutely love our room, the unbelievable view, the whole beauty of the island and the resort. This was one of my dream destination which I was living. The first day we relaxed by chilling in our Jacuzzi while watching the sunset, walking on the beach and eating pasta at their Italian restaurant. The resort has fifteen different restaurant and bars, two swimming pools, recreation center, dive center, Spa, a boutique for your shopping, water sports, etc. In short, it was a small island but you will find all kind of necessity and luxury available.

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The second day was my birthday which we spent by going for snorkeling after our breakfast. We had so much fun doing snorkeling where we covered two different islands and saw the beautiful marine life. The underwater life is so serene and beautiful that you will feel you are in another world. Upon our return, we had our three-course dinner at The Trio Restaurant and Saiya organized a beautiful birthday cake for me at the restaurant. It was the best birthday ever! 

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The next day we realized that we got bad sunburn because of the snorkeling. So, we decided to enjoy our stay and to do few shoots at the resort. Our room also got upgraded from Horizon Water Villa to Horizon Sunset Water Villa. For dinner, we tried the Indian restaurant at the hotel and we love the food. The chef personally asked us how do we like our spices and he made our dishes accordingly. The fourth day we went for Kayaking and we enjoyed thoroughly. You can see all the details from second till we came back in our second part of our Vblog:

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I would personally recommend you to stay at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, if you are traveling to Maldives because the staff is very humble and helpful, the resort is exotic, amazing breakfast and lots of restaurants to choose from (Indian restaurant was our favorite), lots of water sports activities to do and most importantly its peaceful and quite.

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I hope you like the post. Thank you so much for reading. 

Mixing: AIFWAW17 Day 4 StreetStyle

Mixing: AIFWAW17 Day 4 StreetStyle

Hi Everyone!

I’m back with the last look what I created for the last season of Amazon India Fashion Week. This is one of my favorite look out of all the three I created (here are the other twos: http://www.fashionbyruda.com/glitters-aifwaw17-day-3-streetstyle/ & http://www.fashionbyruda.com/fusion-saree-aifwaf17-day-2-streetstyle/). This look has a masculine feel with the chic touch. I feel that this is a perfect look to support feminism as frankly I consider myself a feminist and I do not see this is anyway bad. I feel that woman in our society should have a better place (which are getting slowly) and should feel free to live like they want.

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The look I have created for the last day of the AIFW was with strong silhouettes in which I used the mixture of cotton and leather. It was more of a bossy urban chic look with the detail of the bow tie. I picked up the bow tie from a men’s section of Van Heusen. The fun of mixing and matching truly goes to another level when you know your pairing will look spectacular.   

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I paired the look with a white long shirt with the midi leather skirt to hide the length of the shirt. I used my boot’s belt to tie around my waist to give it a more defined look. The belt has metallic details which made the look a bit bolder. The bow tie, ponny tail hair and high ankle boots perfectly matched the outfit and looked the way I imagined it will be. #SuperHappy

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Well with this look the AIFW Street Style looks are over for the last season. I cannot wait to style my outfits for the coming season where I will try to prepare something more out of the box and unique. I hope you like the pairing and the look. Thank you so much for reading.

P.S.: Our Maldives trip Vlogs are out now and here is the part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UjMnFe-ksI and the Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvXeaLrh1i8

Outfit:

Shirt: Koovs

Skirt: Koovs

Boots: Romwe

Bow Tie: Van Heusen

Minimal: Flower Dress & Block Heel

Minimal: Flower Dress & Block Heel

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Do you guys know what is my favorite part of dress up?  Well, it’s always the shoe selection. If I’m shopping and I see a beautiful pair of my size sitting on a rack, I just cannot resist myself from getting another pair of shoe. For this look, I started my pairing with my shoes. I went from bottom to top to create this look.

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I was going through Reliance footprint website when I saw these lovely black pair of sandal. It looks chic with the ankle-length zipper closure with block heels and gold details. The shoes look perfect for me and I immediately ordered them. When I received them, they fit me so well and they are super comfortable too. I was actually looking for black block heels for long which I can pair easily with everything and this shoe solved my problem. These can go with any Indian wear as well as western wear too. I was going through Reliance Footprint’s website and they got various different options online as well as on their store.

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For this look, I paired my strap pattern shoe with the floral black dress to compliment the shoe. Keeping the look minimalistic, I added a silver bag and my diamond ring. This is a perfect date look and a shopping look. I do not like too much of everything and keeping things neutral and minimal looks classy.

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IMG_0061These shoes actually made me survive the entire day on heels and became one of my favorites now in my closet. I think you should check out Reliance Footprint online (here) and offline as well. I’m also leaving the link of the shoes I’m wearing below at the outfit section in case you would like to have a look. Thank you so much reading. I hope you like the look.

Outfit:

Shoe: Reliance Footprint (here)

Dress: Pret (GK Market, Delhi)

Bag: BCBG

Glitters :: AIFWAW17 Day 3 StreetStyle

Glitters :: AIFWAW17 Day 3 StreetStyle

Hi Everyone,

I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend. This was my day 3 look at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017. I choose to wore my gold bodysuit with the silver brocade pants. I finished the look with the golden oxford shoes and a bright red lips clutch. I hope you also like the look like I did. Leaving you guys with some more picture and the outfit details at the end. 

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Outfit:

Body Suit: Koovs

Pants: FrontRowShop.com

Shoes: FrontRowShop.com

Accessories: Bag & Eye Wear – Forever21

 

Visit to the Queen of Hills – Hotel Pacific Review | Travel Blog

Visit to the Queen of Hills – Hotel Pacific Review | Travel Blog

Hi Everyone!

When there is summer, go to a mountain! – This is in everyone’s mind, especially Delhivallas. Our favorite weekend gateway is either a hill station in Himachal Pradesh or Uttarakhand.  As this season the summers came pretty early and we are burning in Delhi from April, we decided that we need a short vacation and everyone decided to go to Mussoorie (of course again!).

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This is not the first time that I have been traveling to Mussoorie but I have traveled several times and I have now lost count. We decided not to stay at the mall road or our usual places but to explore some place new in Mussoorie. We searched and found out a place called the Camels Back Road which is behind the mall road where we never stayed or visited. It is a very quiet with no traffic and in fact 2 degrees lower than the main Mall Road. There is a hotel in that road – Pacific Hotel, where we stayed and spent our weekend this time.

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As we have started doing travel blogging on our blog and channel, we decided to review the hotel and do a vlog on our trip. On our way to the hotel, we have enjoyed the majestic view and the crisp air of Mussoorie away from the hassle and traffic of Delhi. You need to cross mall road on the way to the Camel’s Back Road. We experienced horrible traffic and pollution on the Mall Road. While we were entering our hotel at the Camel’s Back Road, we noticed that it’s in the middle of the forest with no hotels around and the calmness of the place gave us a relief that took a wise decision selecting this hotel out of all.

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The Pacific Hotel, Mussoorie also has a chain in Dehradun which is 15 years old and their first property and after successfully running that property, Mussoorie property made and it started working 11 months back. The first look of the hotel to me was pretty neat and small like most of the other hotels in Mussoorie, but when we entered the hotel we realized that it has three floors with the nicely maintained decor. We booked two suites for us which have a view of the Himalayas. In the morning we actually saw snow covered the Himalayas from our room window which was a breathtaking view. I can vouch, that this hotel has one of the best views of the mountains and that was the main reason we decided to go ahead with this hotel.

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The rooms have a minimalistic design with the required things which can make your stay comfortable. In the living room, you will get a Dining area, a washroom, Television, Sofa area with sofa cum bed, working area with a fantastic view of the Himalayas.  In one corner you will also get a small kitchen with a sink. In the bedroom, you will get one double bed, a washroom, a small sitting area and a small closet. The suite has ample amount of space to accommodate 3-4 person. The rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds. Looking through the large windows of our room and sipping my wine was an experience of another world.

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That’s not all about the amazing facts of Pacific Hotel, Mussoorie. Actually, I’m coming towards that point which made of stay to a level up. Yes, I’m talking about the food! From Chinese to Indian, we tasted it all and I never expected to eat such lip-smacking food while I’m traveling. We opted Chinese for our Lunch, Indian for Dinner and continental for our breakfast and believe you me, they have remarkable food with great quality. Since we were glued to our rooms, the management was kind enough to serve our food in our rooms so that we can enjoy to our fullest. We went to Mall Road but we never bother to eat there because our hotel was serving such amazing food. I would highly recommend that if you guys are planning a trip to Mussoorie, then you should visit this hotel, if not for staying, at least for a meal. The staff was very polite and humble. They took care of us and provided with what we asked for. Their chef visited our room to ask if we like the food and if we need anything. 

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In my opinion, there are few things on which if the hotel should work it will be excellent:

  1. House Keeping – We stayed for two days but we did not get automatic housekeeping for our rooms. I agree that we did not ask for it but I feel that they should have done it on their own once a day.
  2. Kitchen items: I feel that if you are providing a kitchen space, you should also give two sets of cutleries and a fridge.

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We stayed there for 2 days and our overall experience was delightful and memorable. We took small walks outside the hotel enjoying the view, the food was outstanding, the hotel staff was humble and helpful, what more do you want! Truly love the experience and would love to go back and stay with Pacific Hotel again.  For bookings, please check hotels website: http://pacifichotelmussoorie.in/home/

Also, do check what Travellersfoodboxx has to say about this hotel with whom we shared our trip: https://travellersfoodboxx.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/pacific-hotel-mussoorie/

PRODUCT REVIEW: VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion

PRODUCT REVIEW: VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion

The rising temperature is calling for lots of sunscreens. There are lots of them in the market and it is very important to find out which one is the best for your skin and will protect you from the harmful sun rays.  VLCC has recently launched the Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion and we are going to review the same today.

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What the brand claims:

VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion is a board spectrum sunscreen, with SPF 30 and PA+++, which provides long duration sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Enriched with Pineapple extract, it hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Its non-sticky formula gets absorbed quickly and provides a matte finish.

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Price: Rs. 215 for 60G, Available here: http://vlccpersonalcare.com

Directions: Apply liberally and evenly on the face and neck, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply frequently for long duration sun exposure.

Ingredients:

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My verdict about the VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion:

The packaging has been done very nicely in a squeezable plastic tube with the white and orange look which makes it look simple with all the details written on the package. It has a flip-top tube packaging which makes it easy to carry around without a fear of messiness which also makes it travel-friendly. Overall I like the packaging which is simple to use with all the information written on it. Because of the size of the product, you can carry it easily anywhere in your handbag and apply it anytime you want. You should apply your sunscreen lotions after every 3 to 4 hours and a handy product always help. It has a tinted lotion with a thick consistency. It has a very mild fragrance which does not bother at all.

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Sun Screen lotions come with different textures – Matte, oily and normally and you should select the product according to your skin type and preference. This is a matte sunscreen lotion so it will make the skin look matte and as I have extremely dry skin, I felt that the product is making my skin a little dry but I’m sure that this will work fine with normal to oily skin. I will be going to use this after moisturizing my skin that way it will hydrate my skin. When you apply it, it gives you a little brighter tint as well. Thus, you can also use it as a little foundation and cover it with a powder, but take a very small quality of the product because if you will squeeze out too much product, you might have issue blending it. As it gives a matte finish, the product really sticks to your skin and thus it is also water resistance. As it has SPF 30 and PA+++ it gives you a great protection from the sun. I love Ayurvedic products because they do not have any side effects to your skin and it is a plus point that the VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion is also an Ayurvedic product. The price of this product is affordable and good for a 60gm product.Overall it is a good product to get your hands on and try it, as summer is approaching and you will be needing a lot of sunscreens. 

Rating: 4/5

Thank you so much for reading the review!