Healthy Whole Wheat/Atta Carrot Muffin Recipe

I woke up this cold Saturday morning craving for something sweet and Carroty. So i decided to bake my very favorite and super HEALTHY Whole wheat / Atta Carrot Muffins. Its very popular amongst my friends. Since its so less on calorie meter they don't mind taking second and third servings. Right now my house smells divine with the aroma of freshly baked muffins.

1+1/4 Cups Whole wheat flour / Atta
1+1/2 Grated Carrot
3 Eggs
1 Cup Refined Oil
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Powder
0.5 Tsp Baking Soda
0.5 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
1 Tsp Vanilla essence
Pinch of Grated Nutmeg
Pinch of Salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F for 15-20 min . Grease muffin moulds with Oil and dust with All Purpose flour/ Maida. Sieve Atta, baking powder and baking soda and cinnamon powder. Separate Egg whites and beat them till stiff. Beat egg yolks, add sugar gradually finally add Oil, beat well. Add vanilla essence and grated nutmeg. Add grated carrot, mix well. Fold in egg whites. Slowly fold in the Atta. If the mix seems too thick add 1/4 cup milk. Pour the batter in muffin moulds. Bake at 180 degrees C for 10-12 min.
Once the muffins are ready, let them cool for sometime and serve warm with Vanilla ice-cream or Cream cheese frosting! I would love to know how your muffins turned out to be. 

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Braun Face Review: Epilator + Cleansing Brush

Every now and then you must have heard of epilators but when it comes to facial epilators, apprehensions take the front seat, isn't it? When Braun Face epilator was launched by Procter & Gamble in Mumbai, #TeamGuiltybytes was introduced to this new 2 in 1 facial device! We have been using it for more than a month now and here's what we have got to say...

This device is pure magic! It delivers pore cleansing and high precision facial epilation. Our review is divided into two parts- Facial Epilation & Flawless glow.

Facil Epilation : Discreet yet highly efficient, the epilator head is slim and can be used easily on eyebrows, upper lip and chin. It removes the smallest of hair with great precision. It basically has 10 micro openings that leads to face epilation which by the way, is 100 times faster than tweezers! The Braun Face 810  has a very sleek design, and the handle houses one AA battery which can be operated with a simple On/Off switch. The Brush and the Epilation heads are detachable. A mini brush has been provided to clean the device post the epilation.

To use the epilation head, you simply need to rotate the epilation tool against the direction of hair growth (the same concept that is used for waxing). It doesn't hurt and no your skin won't bleed either. You will feel a very tiny sting every time a hair is pulled from it's root (applicable on both thick and thin) but the result is immediate. The new hair that will come back won't be coarse or thick (tried and tested). 

Cleaning Brush: You can transform your device into a cleansing brush and use it as a deep pore cleansing solution! The cleansing brush gently but thoroughly sweeps away makeup and impurities. It's more effective than manual face scrubbing and will leave your skin soft and healthy looking!  

Price: The Braun Face 810 is priced at INR 4900 and can be purchased from Flipkart.com. It is worth every penny since the technology is pretty impressive (P&G what else can you expect), delivers great results and is super compact to carry, an investment truly!

I hope you guys try this product and if you do then do share your experiences in the comment box :)

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Essence of Beauty + GIVEAWAY

Do you feel you have imperfections and flaws? Good. That means you've accepted yourself for who you are in your life! As #GuiltybytesTurns3 I have second post from the series that I have been meaning to do since forever. As I complete 3 years of blogging, I have been able to redefine the true meaning of beauty that I can't wait to share in today's post :)

We are young and we keep changing our minds and even sometimes our hearts about "beauty" and it's parameters. I was never a makeup hoarder, being an Army kid, I have been brought up like boys (you know all Army parents have an obsession of making their kids so-not-delicate), It was in my blogging journey that I discovered makeup & beauty products, the art of makeup and fascinating over lots of MAKEUP. While Initially I tried to hide acne marks and look "more" pretty according to my self made beauty standards, three years down the line, I know that it is important to always be yourself no matter what because you don't want people to remember you for something you're not! I realized that mistakes makes you who you are...you learn and grow with each choice you make! Everything is worth it and we have got to say how we feel - always. I now know that beauty is about being you, and being okay with it. Use makeup to feel extra confident and not just confident. 

I'm not a perfect girl, my hair won't stay straight always and sometimes I am really clumsy and yes I too lack all that, well, perfectness. But then, I take a step back and remember how amazing my life truly is, and just maybe - I like being imperfect. So here's my take on beauty- In a world of comparison and conformity, I want to make my own statement. I want to share all of my vulnerabilities, tears, doubts, and insecurities; but at the end let others experience the real me! 

As I continue with the blogoversary party, I want one of you to win this amazing hamper worth Rs. 5000, from The Body Shop India, which by the way is my favorite skincare brand. This beautiful hamper contains products from their intensely moisturizing Wild Argan Oil Range!

The precious Argan nuts are sourced from the remote Atlas Mountains of Morocco. They are hand-picked, hand-cracked and slowly pressed for the purest, most radiant Community Fair Trade Argan oil. To win this hamper, you need to share what does beauty mean to you? Share your answer with the hashtag #GuiltyBytesTurns3 in the comment box below & the best answer will win this hamper :)

Contest will end on 16th Feb 2015

Soha Ali Khan And Kunal Kemmu Wedding Pictures

Actress Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu finally exchanged vows on Sunday in Mumbai.The wedding took place at their Khar residence in the presence of a registrar and family members. It was  a small wedding attended by brother Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan , Saif's son Ibrahim,  Sharmila Tagore and a few others.

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Soha had already shared on Twitter a while back that their wedding ceremony would be a small wedding in the presence of family members.
Kareena Kapoor looked ravishing in a baby pink Manish Malhotra saree with intricate embroidery.
The Mehendi ceremony took place on Friday that was attended by Soha's friends.
The couple had got engaged in Paris last year.

Team Guiltybytes wishes both Soha and Kunal a very Happy Married life!

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#GuiltyBytesTurns3 Blogoversary Celebrations

Blog anniversaries provide a great opportunity to look back and reminisce all that has been done! As #GuiltyBytesTurns3, I feel extremely humbled and grateful to be able to have a platform that has touched so many people's lives. Thank you to each one of you for making it happen! Today on the blog, I have the first post from my blogoversary giveaway series, so I hope you enjoy it all :)

Images by my dear friend: Lakshya Manwani
You can check out his work on: http://bit.ly/LakshyaM
Dress: Vajor
Earrings: Jaipur
Golden watch: Aldo
When I started out back in 2012, I had absolutely no idea that one day I will become a creative entrepreneur and connect with so many of you out there through this medium. More than embracing fashion, I wanted to write, to empower women of all body types and most importantly to build a community that wasn't all that glossy! I was always apprehensive of going all out, on all social media channels to talk about who I am, what I did, how I looked but I guess I was lucky that people actually cared, I was lucky that a lot of you could relate to my writings and maybe that's why together we are, #TeamGuiltyBytes. I don't want to write long essays here as this time I have decided to say thank you to my readers by hosting series of giveaways! Yes, I am hosting month long blogoversary and you all are invited to my party. Today's post has the first giveaway and I tied up with one of my favorite brands, Exclusively.in that houses some of the best designers in the country or rather world. If you have been eyeing a designer ensemble, then guess what, this could be your day! Enter below to win a gift card worth Rs. 5000 to shop for a dream outfit on Exclusively.in. 

Exclusively.in is the definitive, international destination for Indian-inspired luxury and lifestyle products. Leading designers such as Anita Dongre, Satya Paul, Ritu Kumar, Hemant & Nandita, Gaurav Gupta retail on Exclusively.in among others. To win the shopping card worth Rs. 5000 from Exclusively.in, all you need to do is tell me that one thing you have liked about my blog guilty bytes and why? Share your entry by dropping your comment in the comment box below and use the hashtag #GuiltyBytesTurns3 in your answers. You could also tweet your answers to me by tagging @guiltybytes or just tell me on any of the social channels that you have entered the blogoversary party! 

Contest will end on 8th Feb, 2015 and yes, good luck and lots of love :) 

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Kama Ayurveda Hand Lotion, Hand Cleanser & Lip Balm Review

I have always been pro home beauty treatments but being an alpha woman I am always running against time but hey, that still doesn't mean that I will settle for anything mediocre for my skin care. I am absolutely loving the new brand that I am trying these days, Kama Ayurveda. Read my review to know why you should own products from Kama in your beauty box.

Kama Ayurveda rose jasmine hand lotion is the best way to pamper your hands with those easily available, natural and inexpensive kitchen options. I have been using the hand lotion for about a week now, and I am loving how it is improving my skin's texture. Formulated with aloe vera juice, tea tree, rosemary and basil oil this lotion hydrates the skin. And yes, thanks to jasmine & rose, my hands smell beautifully! 
Price: INR 895

Kama Ayurveda rose jasmine hand cleanser is a rich lathering cleanser. It is blended with oils of rose and jasmine and is good for frequent hand wash. Because it's a cleanser, it lathers well and creates enough foam. It leaves my skin soft and has a mild floral fragrance! The reason why I prefer it to all the other hand cleansers is because it's organic, has soothing, anti-bacterial properties and is packed in a beautiful bottle! :)
Price: INR 895

Kama Ayurveda Vanilla Lip Balm, before I share my review here, I have to admit that Vanilla is my favorite flavour. I love this super rich moisturizing lip balm which is made from organic bees wax. It also contains cocoa butter that provides you with enough nourishment! I use it before applying any lipstick, and I love how soft and hydrated it keeps my lips all through the day! A winter must have :)
Price: INR 395

Highlights: Two things that have bowled me over are the ingredients of each product and it's packaging! Kama offers 100% natural treatments and use plant based ingredients with no artificial colors or artificial fragrance. That's also the reason why I am ready to shell to additional money for lotions and cleansers. And packaging, well it is so right that it instills the feeling of luxe ayurveda, a perfect option for gifting ;) 

I can't wait to try and review more products from Kama Ayurveda already! Have you guys used any products from their range? Do share your experience in the comment box below. 

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Five Quick Beauty Fixes Using a Cotton Swab

Hi guys, being a girl on the go (all most all the time), I hate how messy makeup can get time and again! To resolve such issues I have come up with a video tutorial that will help you fix your beauty issues super quickly. 

So your same ol' cotton bud, or swab can be used to fix your eyeliner, the nail paint, concealer application, night cream and as a perfume wand! Some of these fixes may be a part of your beauty regime but some may just be an add on (specifically the magic wand trick). Watch full video below- 

And as usual, I would love to know which trick was your favorite? In case you have used the cotton swab in any other way, do share it with me by dropping a comment below. 

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We love brands that are working towards reviving heirloom art & craft. Early this week, #Teamguiltybytes was invited to the collection preview of EZMA - the specialist Luxury Cashmere brand in association with Swarovski. 

EZMA launched its exquisite new collection called SOUFFLE. The Ezma Souffl√© Stole is the lightest, two ply Cashmere stole, using a 2/200 count yarn, ever produced. The souffl√©’s ultra light gossamer construction and soft-fluffy hand feel makes it highly desirable. The preview had some of the most breathtaking cashmere pieces embellished in Swarovski crystals. The large variety deigns bin wraps and stoles by EZMA can be worn on dresses and gowns or can simply be layered around neck. At team guiltybytes, we know what to ask Santa for this year! You too can get your hands on a stylist stole as light as 55 grams from Ezma Lounge, Gurgaon. 

Aren't these stoles sheer beauty? We would love to know which one would you wear?

- Akriti from #Teamguiltybytes

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Winter Fashion Essentials Feat. Hidesign

While it's still feeling cold in Delhi, It's time to bundle up in style with everything luxurious. I have always been intrigued with the idea of cashmere & leather and my today's post features the best of both worlds.  Hidesign is the accessory label of choice for January's chill.

On days when I want to stick to a classic outfit, I wrap a Cashmere stole. But hey, it just doesn't end there. A classic winter look has cashmere & leather subtly seeded together. While I chose to wear a black leggings and denim shirt with a boyfriend blazer, I complimented the look with tan colored, leather shoes. Sometimes an accessory, a winning accessory is needed to get you looking your best every day! I adore Hidesign bags that keep its focus on a classic contemporary look. Hidesign as a brand caters to the savvy and sophisticated urban professionals and all of their bags can be teamed up with the basics. I love how all the bags are crafted using the finest leathers, many of which are purely vegetable-tanned using natural seeds and barks. Each bag aids individuality and did I tell you what a great investment it is?! This season, create your own limited edition look with Hidesign bags and don't forget to add some heirloom cashmere to your ensemble. 

Browse Hidesign Bags- Here

I hope you guys like my back to basics look featuring winter accessories, would love to know you comments.

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Easy Recipe For Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

2015 will be a year of baking and a lot of food recipes, the simple ones! Today on the blog I have one of the most awaited recipes from Guiltybytes kitchen. Say hello to super yummy, chocolate molten lava cake. The pictures look heavenly, isn't it?

Love what you see well then here's my secret recipe for a super easy chocolate lava molten cake!

1 Cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
10 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 large eggs
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease baking cups with butter. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave. You can also use a double boiler. To the melted chocolate mix add the flour and sugar. Mix the batter softly, add in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Finally add the vanilla essence to the batter. Now divide the batter evenly among the baking cups. Place the cups in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Keep checking the cakes. The edges should be firm and it should feel runny and soft in the center. 

Once the cake is ready, let it cool for sometime and serve it with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup! I would love to know how you molten gooey choco cake turned out to be. 

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