Lousfa- Mango Butter Product Review.

One of the things which really worry me and I am sure many of you is dry skin in winter. And once the winter is over, the summer starts messing with our skin and Hair. Well, behold! Because I’ve found a great solution for this.

LOUSFA- 100% Pure Raw African Mango Butter.

Product Description:
Benefits of our Mango Butter Rich in Vitamin C, our Mango Butter promotes collagen production. This strengthens the skin and reduces sagging. Apply Mango Butter on scrapes and small wounds to speed up the healing process. Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and skin regenerators, Our Mango Butter can help fade stretch marks and acne scars. A natural source of Vitamin A, our Mango Butter can help minimize wrinkles. Mango Butter soothes instect bites. A major moisturizer, our Mango Butter can help treat dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema with regular application. Use Mango Butter to hydrate your hair. Protect your scalp by applying it before and after sun exposure.

The LazyScoop Review:

When I got this product for review, I had no clue how it’s going to be, as I had not even heard about mango Butter being used for skin. It’s after I started using it, and reading some great feedback for it on google that I got to know how useful it is.

Let’s start with the packaging:

I ordered this product from Amazon, and as you can see below, inside the amazon package, it was perfectly covered in plastic, giving it a cushioning effect, there’s no way it could’ve been damaged in Transit.

The first thing I noticed is how buttery and smooth it is, it actually looked pure. There’s no fancy fragrance of perfume, indicating how pure it is.

Texture:

It’s got a smooth texture and you can take a peanut sized mini scoop and apply it. It spreads easily. The consistency is thick, and even a small quantity effectively spreads on a larger area.

Uses and Results:

Mango Butter can be applied on your skin, Nails, and surprisingly even Hair! When applied on skin, it easily spreads and you can clearly feel the difference. The moisturization easily lasts for a very long time.

When applied on Nails, it makes your nails shiny, basically it moisturizes the nail too. The white lines which appear on cracked nails, (Especially if you have the habit of eating your nails) can be easily overcome by this. (No, I don’t eat my nails.)

When Applied on hair, it really made my hair very Silky. Usually if you apply Hair gel, or Hair Cream by various brands, the effect lasts for not more than few hours, but surprisingly, my hair looked shiny and smooth till the end of the day after the application in the morning.

Is there any other use of Mango Butter?

Well, do you know Mango butter is one of the most efficient ways to fight the signs of aging? Why buy products with harmful chemicals when there’s a more effective natural alternative. If you’re 35+, and want to treat fine lines and wrinkles, you can buy this product and keep your skin fresh, spotless and ageless!

You can also use it to treat Sun Burns, and Insect Bites.

After using it for a week, I think this multi-purposeful mango butter is really good for a great moisturized skin, hair and nails. The result is significant and very quick. And the best part is, there’s no side effect.
I would recommend this product to everyone who’s worried about their skin and hairs in summer/Winter.

I would like to thank http://www.banajaprakashini.com for sending across this effective product for review.

You can buy this product by clicking on this link.

Thank you.

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Pinto Has An Idea by Rajeev Saxena Book Review

The cover of this book looks quite unique, and also has a short review by Actress Sridevi stating how she couldn’t stop herself from reading this book till the end. Did I like it? Read below to know!

Blurb:

Young Pinto has from his childhood been an out-of-the box thinker, finding solutions in his everyday surroundings to a myriad ancient global problems. A certain machine he invents in his childhood makes him a hero in his village but it’s not sufficient to change the mindset of naysayers for Pinto to pursue his career in hardcore science.

Pinto Has an Idea is the tale of Dr Pinto, a small-town boy, an IITian and a scientist working in MIT, who suddenly experiences a life-changing revelation in the early days of his research, throwing away his work on theoretical physics and setting out to solve the practical everyday problems of the world he lives in.

Returning to his native India, he finds his noble quest beset by unexpected adversaries, obstacles and trials, but emerges triumphant from each battle.

Pinto does not like to appear a romantic person, and keeps women at bay. But when Lavanya returns to haunt his life, and eventually shoe-horns him into marriage, he obligingly falls in love. Because Lavanya is not just a pretty face, she’s his partner in research. And Pinto, a newbie in romance, discovers a whole new craze.
But life takes directions never aimed for. Pinto is on the road to becoming rich and famous. He invents a mechanism to eradicate corruption in the land, and in that process moves towards politics. That impinges on the couple’s relationship so severely that Lavanya disappears suddenly without telling Pinto. Why does she leave their child with Pinto? Will he lose his greatest ‘idea’, Lavanya, and thereby, himself? Sure, Pinto’s ideas bring dramatic changes to society. But how much romance can a scientist handle as well?

The LazyScoop Review:

Pinto has an Idea is a very different from the other books I’ve read recently. It’s written in such a way that it feels very realistic, and yet very light hearted.

From the beginning chapters itself, the author establishes a connection with the reader by carving some interesting characters. I liked how the Author narrated Rajat Srivastava AKA Pinto’s journey, right from his childhood. His days in Orai, his hunger for knowledge, his enthusiasm for science is fascinating.

As a reader, I was amazed at Pinto’s wit and intelligence, his ability to think on his feet, to come up with the quickest solution for every problem is entertaining to read.

Pinto who later becomes a scientist, also a social worker, his ideologies have been depicted really well. His care for the betterment of the society and it’s people is inspiring to read.

The narration is overall quite smooth, as Sridevi says, you can’t help but continue reading it. I would’ve liked if the font size of the print would’ve been slightly larger. Language used is easy to understand. I felt the plot becomes slightly sluggish in some parts, however some entertaining chapters compensate for it.

I liked how the angle of love was handled, Lavanya and her failed marriage, makes her an important character. I enjoyed their chemistry together, it felt organic.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Overall, Pinto has an idea is entertaining and definitely a book with a heart. It’ll make you smile and also fascinate you with some scientific allurement.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Characters: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thanks banajaprakashini.in for sending the review copy for my honest review.

You readers can buy this book by clicking on this link!

Happy Reading!

For the Sake Of Love by Anamika Mishra Book Review

I found the cover of the book to be highly appealing, indicating that it’s going to be a love story! But there are so many love stories already out there. Was this one any different? Read below to find out!

Blurb:

Young, pretty and successful, Twisha Khanna has it all. She works hard and has no time for frivolities like love. After all, being the creative head of a happening travel magazine is no joke.

So when she travels to Shimla on an assignment, the last thing on Twisha’s mind is love. But then, life has other plans. On finding a stack of old love letters that speak of an unrequited romance, Twisha is convinced that she must find the man who wrote these letters and help him.

Along the way, she meets spoilt rich boy Alex, who is everything she would NOT want in a man. As the two try to reunite the old lovers mentioned in the letters, they are hardly aware that how they feel about love and life is going to change forever…

The LazyScoop Book Review:

Twisha Khanna, works for a travel magazine and is told to visit shimla for magazine story along with her irritating colleague Bobby. Their journey takes a turn when they discover some old love letters which shake them to the core. And thus begins the quest to find the man David, who is the writer of those letters and for the person for whom it had been written. Will they be successful in finding that person behind those letters? Will they be able to find the person for whom it been written? Will Alex, the handsome but arrogant grandson of David, get along well with bobby and Twisha?

I think this is one of the best love stories I’ve read. Why? Because there’s not even a single dull moment in this book. We constantly look forward to what’s going to happen next? For whom are those letters for? Will David meet Jasmine? Will Twisha meet David or Jasmine? The start of this novel itself is bang on with those letters, which you read and get insight into the writer of those letters, you wonder how the dates are moving ahead, how his life is changing and questions keep coming in your mind, will he get a reply from the other person or not? What’s going to happen in the end?

I loved how two love stories were intertwined in this book, one eternal and one establishing it’s base as we read it. Characterization is also good, Twisha being independent, I found her to be bit impatient. But she definitely is good at heart. Bobby is shown to be chirpy, and vivacious. She’s the girl who gets excited on small things and is generally very sweet. Alex’s character is good, but I couldn’t completely understand his thoughts and nature. At first he appeared arrogant, and then the opposite, I would’ve liked to know what makes him change his behaviour. There are other characters like David, Yanaji, Jasmine, Eliza and Chris who add depth to the whole story and each one has a purpose.

I liked the conversations between Twisha and Bobby, also the transition in their friendship was interesting to read. I think the writer of this book is really smart, she has woven a love story by adding a heart touching love story in the backdrop and she doesn’t let the story be monotonous by making all the characters different from each other.

The narration is simple and it wonderfully flows ahead. All the description of mountains and scenaries are beautiful written. The pace is apt, it went fast where it needed to be and gave ample description of emotions and feelings of Twisha where it needed to be, to establish a connect with the reader. The Climax of the book is unpredictable. It’s emotional and yet would bring a smile on your face.

LazyScoop Verdict:

There are writers who write long chapters and yet sometimes fail to establish an emotional connection with the readers. But Anamika Mishra does it beautifully, those small letters written by her are much more emotionally impactful. I think this is the best love stories coming from Westland, I found this one much better than their current bestselling love story novels too. This one deserves to be a Bestseller!

LazyScoop Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Story: 4.5/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌠

You can buy this book by clicking on this link!

Wish you all a very Happy N…Umm, Nothing!

It’s been really a long since I’ve written an article. Mostly because I was out of topics, and my work and books kept me busy. But the joy of writing isn’t going to leave me anytime soon. Touchwood.

I would’ve wished you all a very Happy New Year, but I know just like me, you all are bored looking at that text since perhaps the last week of December. So, I won’t.

Waise bhi, my or anyone’s wishing and WhatsApp Forwarding isn’t going to make your year any better. It’s in your own hands to make it one of the memorable years of your valuable lives.

Talking about new year, resolution is what pops up in the mind. Each year the January witnesses new resolutions by everyone, to be forgotten till February. No, not everyone forgets to stick to their resolutions, but most of us, including me, do.

My last year’s resolution was that I would not spend any time watching anything on youtube. But when Jaby Koay, Rickshawali, Indian Booktuber dropped their new videos, I couldn’t help but watch them.

I thought about this, and I think one of the reasons we tend to break our resolutions is because we force ourselves to follow them. We don’t actually want to follow them, so eventually we don’t.

e.g One of my friends last year decided that she’ll not be addicted to her mobile as much as she was. She forced herself to not use it, this was successful for the initial week, but later on, she was so frustrated, that she ended up spending more time than usual on her smartphone.

This is mostly what happens to us too, we force ourselves.

But there is a simple technique to follow our resolution successfully, and not get frustrated…and that is…

To take one step at a time.

Yes, e.g if your resolution is to sleep early than usual, let’s assume 2 am, and if you set a resolution that you want to sleep at 10 PM, You would end up getting irritated, because you won’t be able to sleep. Your body and mind won’t accept that timeframe.

The wise way, would be to take one step at a time. If not 10, you can sleep at 1 AM in the beginning. Slowly, you could take it backwards to 12, and then 11 and in the end, 10.

And, That’s how it works.

No matter what your resolution is, doing something slowly and gradually would help you achieve it.

If you want to read more books this month than you did last year, don’t set a resolution that you are going to read 10 books in a month.

Start with 1, then 2 and so on. There are people who read as much as 10 books per month. So possibly even you can achieve it, but slowly.

So moral of the article is: ‘Take one step at a time, Don’t take direct big leaps, you may fall down.”

That’s it for today. Lookout for more articles from me in 2018.

Here I set my resolution for 2018, to write articles again, to read more books, to sleep early and to achieve some other targets I’ve set for myself.

Let me know what your resolutions are, follow the subscribe button and set your resolution that you are going to read every damn article from this blog. Also remember, read one article at a time!

Until next time,

Keep reading!

Then the Door Bell rang by Capri Jalota Book Review

Blurb:

One fine morning, Jane wakes up and stands upon the ledge of her 18th floor flat in Dubai Marina. Till a few years back, she was everything that would make anyone jealous – beautiful, rich and successful. But then the wheels of time turned. Today, she is miserable and lonely. Would she get over a deception? Can she forgive herself for deserting a friend? Would she ever find true love? Will karma get the better of her or will life give her another chance to correct the wrongs?

Then the Doorbell Rang is about Jane’s roller-coaster journey as she explores the mystical phenomenon called Life.

The LazyScoop Review:

The Cover of the book is simple yet attractive, and gives the impression that the story is going to be deep and mysterious.

Then the Doorbell Rang is a story of Jane, and her Journey of life. From being beautiful, successful and rich to being lonely and in a miserable state. This book is how she faces every difficult situations and seeks answers to some intriguing questions. Jane’s thoughts and description of her reaction forms the core of this book.

The Author has written the book in first person and his writing is impressive. The description of Dubai, Mumbai, every situation and place brings the picture right in front of your eyes. Jane’s thoughts and feelings are so well written that you instantly connect with her after some chapters.

There were few minor editing errors which I observed, and also the pace of the narration drops slightly slow in the middle of the book, but picks it back again towards the end.

I liked how the narration of Jane’s Past and Present was written, her childhood, her relationship with her mother, father and husband helped it connecting with the story and her even more.

Overall, the book is gripping, it tells you the story of how the protagonist overcomes the unfortunate events in her life, it definitely offers a good reading experience.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot– 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Pace: 3.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

You can order this book by clicking on this link!

About the Author:

Capri is from Chandigarh and has studied Management at IIM Ahmedabad. He has worked for over 13 years in reputed organizations like Maruti Suzuki, Tata Strategic Management Group, Fortis Healthcare and KIMS, across India and the Middle East, before he decided to pen his first novel.

Capri is also an avid numismatist with a collection of over 1000 coins from 100+ countries.

A Quest For Spring By Monica Mujumdar Dixit Book Review

Blurb:

Raehan and Amolika come from two very different worlds. And for the time that their worlds overlap and stick to one path, life seems beautiful. Between projects at college and hanging out with friends, the two of them come to a startling revelation that involves a bond of love between them.

Unbeknownst to the both of them, there lies a leviathan of espionage that eventually consumes the bond they share, driving them apart by force.

Sixteen years pass, when fate decides to rekindle their bond – only this time, the challenges are exacerbated by the unresolved baggage of the past. Do the two of them find each other? Does the dull, grey, long-standing spell of winter rise to give way to spring?

TheLazyScoop Review:

Cover and Quality:

The cover of the book is simple yet attractive. The overall size of the book is large and slightly fat, which makes it delightful to hold in hands while reading. The font and quality of pages is top-notch.

Plot and Narration :

A Quest for Spring is a story of Amolika and Raehan who somehow end up studying in the same college, their friendship blossoms, though there are some secretive motives behind that friendship, the bond is true. But sometimes Destiny has other plans, as their world changes, one ends up being a Journalist whereas the other becomes Chief Minister. What would happen then as 16 years have passed since they last met. Will the soulmates come together?

I felt that Raehan and Amolika’s chemistry is described well, you experience the innocense and perplexity of their bond. I liked how the relationship and attraction slowly builds up between Amolika and Raehan, I never felt as if the Author is trying to rush things up, which mostly happens in Romantic Novels these days. Amolika’s character was strong headed. Raehan was mysterious at first but later I connected with him well as a reader.

One of the things I liked about this book is that Author doesn’t let the story be monotonous at all. Though the story mainly revolves around the protagonists, the situations, Time Lapse, their changed perspectives over the years, everything constantly keeps you engaged.

Also, the initial part of the book is set up in 1997, and the attention to detail is commendable, as the Author takes you decades back to narrate this story, the references to Princess Diana’s death to Srk’s new movie Yes Boss, Listening to walkman, calling from Public Booth, etc all help in actually taking you back in those times.

The narration of the Author is simple and yet very engaging. Description of some scenes is beautifully done. Though few chapters in the later half felt slightly dragged. For a debut novel, the writing style is impressive.

Characterization is also great, Amolika’s character feels real after few chapters. She’s headstrong and emotional. Raehan is mysterious but slowly reveals different shades of his personality. There are other characters too like Millie, Vikram, etc which are written well.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Overall, ‘A Quest For Spring’ is an entertaining book which takes you on a romantic, emotional and nostalgic ride. The story jumps between decades, and you feel emotionally connected to the characters. There are some books which can make great movie adaptations, I think this book is one of them.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 4/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A Quest For Spring’ by Monica Majumdar Dixit, absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop!

You can buy this book by clicking on this link!

Happy Reading.

You are the Best Thing that happened to me by Sushil Kumar Rana Book Review

Blurb:

Sushil Pandit is a mechanical engineer. He is also an author of two bestselling novels. Now, he has everything in life, except for one crucial thing. Anjali, his love. Without her, he is just another ordinary guy, just a writer and engineer, with nothing to look forward to. Love is a blissful and everyone has to experience it once in a lifetime. Love makes life lively and also give a reason to live. There was a time when these two love birds were an example of two bodies, one soul. But a turning point in their lives sets them apart, with their soul still united and strong. Experience a roller coaster of emothions in this story. Find out how Sushil changed into a successful person from an ordinary boy.

TheLazyScoop Review:

‘You are the best Thing that happened to me’ revolves around the main character- Sushil Pandit, a mechanical engineer who is successful yet not satisfied in life because one important aspect of his life- His Love- His Anjali is missing from it. Without her he is left to be just an ordinary person with lack of enthusiasm in life. What is it that leads to their eternal love getting separated? Will their flower of love blossom again? Read the book to know.

The cover of the book is extremely attractive, also the long size makes it great to hold in hands. I was immediately hooken on to the plot after reading the prologue, it grabbed my attention. Although I did find some grammatical errors, but if we ignore it, the overall story is emotional and touches the heart. I almost felt as if I am watching a movie. This book has many sad moments too, like how Sushil is alone in his tough times. Also, The last few chapters were motivational.

Talking about the language, it is simple and easy to understand. Author tries to describe emotions, situations with honesty and conviction. You actually feel like you are part of the story.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 3.5/ 5 Stars

TheLazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐🌟

Overall, You are the best thing that happened to me by Sushil Kumar Rana touches heart and also is relatable to every person who has gone through a heart break. It has flaws too, but offers good reading experience.

You can buy this book by clicking on this link!