All that glittered was not just gold!

Hi folks,

Today I’m going to share my first ever experience of attending a large scale event held in Jaipur. Some of you might have even guessed it from my last story. Yes, friends, I’m talking about the 15th Edition of The Jaipur Jewellery Show 2018 held at JECC, Sitapura.

On invitation from Styledotme, I was there to check out The Jaipur Jewellery Design Festival that featured more than a dozen top brands & designers showcasing extraordinary exclusive jewellery designs in beautiful dome structures at the experience zone utilizing the unique ‘mirrAR’ software.

All that glittered was not just gold!

The designs showcased here were varied in range from ‘Rangattva’ to ‘Swarn Dharohar’, From Royal Creations to Artistic Inspirations, From Cannes Red Carpet to Vincent Van Gogh, From International to National, From the glimmer of wondrous gems on a Colorful Palette to the Intrinsic & Exquisite craftsmanship captured by top brands & designers such as: Read More

Hair and Skin Care: The Monsoon Guide (Free Download)

Hello Friends,

The wait is over, Hair & Skin Care The Monsoon Guide by Inspire Beauty Online is finally here. It’s our First e-book ever, well a pretty short one and that too as a free download for all visitors. Never imagined that this could be possible, even for me.

We all are aware that the monsoon time is a hair and skin nightmare for some. Just for that very reason, this small guide covers hair care and skin care in two sections. This monsoon guide covers the essential do’s, don’ts and tips for Hair and skin care during the rainy season. Many of us are going to realize that our personal care requires one most important thing and that my friends is the ability to follow personal care routines with patience. It will go a very long way and show you your truly beautiful and happier self.

For proofreading at every stage, for reducing this to an amazingly condensed form, for helping find royalty-free images and provide external perspective when I need it the most I have mainly my husband (who loves to be of help) to thank for it. Now that this is done, we both can’t wait to start another GuideBook.

I thank you all for being patient and holding the suspense.

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How to take care of hair and skin in monsoons.

Download your free copy of “Hair & Skin Care The Monsoon Guide” HERE

Read on and please do let me know if you liked it.

Your love and patronage encourage me a lot.

with warm regards & love

Iknoor

 

 

2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel

2-in1 dewy face gel

2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel

Hi Friends,

 

Did you know that there are two main concerns worrying folks these days: Aging and Trying new Makeup Tricks. This time, I’ve got a DIY project that’s gonna ease out both the above mentioned concerns. I’m going to show you all how to make 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel, a DIY Serum cum Gel that will let you target and grant you the ability to try that New Dewy Look while maintaining your youthfulness. Yes, that’s right! I’m talking about a Multi-purpose Anti-aging Face Gel that not only works not only as a Serum that not only  revives, rejuvenates & repairs your skin but also doubles up as a Primer, before applying makeup on your face to achieve the dewy look that’s so much in trend these days.

So without further delay let me share this wonderful homemade product with you all.

 

Recipe

2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel

2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel

Rose Water – 3 Tbsp @daburgulabari

Cucumber Gel – 1 Tbsp @biocare

Aloe Vera Gel – 1 Tsp @biocare

Glycerin – 1/2 Tsp

Castor Oil – 1/2 Tsp

Olive Oil – 1/2 Tsp

Vit-A Oil   – 2 Capsules

Vit-E Facial Oil – 3 Capsules @animate

Lavender Oil – 3 Drops @ryaalusa

 

  • Take exact quantity as mentioned or you won’t get the desired texture.
  • Mix all ingredients for about 3-4 minutes till consistency turns gel-like.
  • Your very own 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel is ready for use.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Apply on a cleansed face every night before going to bed for it to function effectively as an Anti-Ageing Gel. To achieve that dewy look, apply little quantity of this Dewy Gel to your face 2-3 minutes before starting your makeup. This is also going to allow you to use minimal makeup also.

Dewy face gel effect

Look achieved using 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel

It shows me with my makeup on at least 3 hours before I did the shoot. Before applying makeup, I took a little bit of this 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel using my fingertips and applied to my face using soft, gentle circular strokes. Three hours on A Summer Afternoon, No smudges, No caking, No breaking up of the foundation. My makeup is as it is. The dewy look on my face shows perfectly. You will instantly achieve the dewy look and start noticing visible results on regular usage within 7 to 10 days.

Stored in a cool, dry place this batch will last you easily for two weeks.

Hope you try it out & share the results with me.

Your feedback is what inspires me to do better.

Homemade Damage Reversal Hair Mask

Hi friends,

I’m back with a very special hair mask this time, HOMEMADE DAMAGE REVERSAL HAIR MASK, An ideal fix created for gorgeous hair.  and should ideally be used once a week easily. You have to believe me when I say that I have tried this Homemade Damage Reversal Hair Mask with Amla and it’s made my hair feel amazing. Regular use of this mask will detoxify & reverse the damage caused by heat, environment, pollutants, perspiration, untreated water and other factors. 

Even though we all try not to cause deliberate damage to our hair, we just can’t resist the temptation of trying out styling tricks which do cause us to feel a little guilty when we see the negative effects of our tricks/water contaminants. Did you know that it is so easy to restore our hair using just a few common ingredients from our kitchens? The ingredients for this Damage Reversal Hair Mask have been chosen specially for their natural replenishing, regenerative & nourishing properties.

This mask will be relatively easier to apply for those who have had experience in applying henna. For those who find it a daunting task, feel free to let me know if you require a tutorial on How To Apply this mask.

Ingredients

Amla Powder  – 3 Tbsp

Honey             – 1 Tbsp

Aloe Vera        – 2 Tsp

Olive Oil          – 2 Tbsp

Egg                 – 1 Nos

Milk                 – As per consistency

Mix all ingredients well to make a smooth paste. Start by adding into the mix 1/4 Cup milk and adjust accordingly for consistency. The quantity of milk should be enough to give a paste-like consistency.

Application

Apply the mask to thin sections of hair at a time. Pile it up into a spiral bun on one on top of another. Keep it on for 45 – 60 mins. Rinse off with water, avoid burning hot water. Follow it with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

Benefits

Reverses damage caused by external heating devices.

Reverses damage caused by environmental factors.

Makes hair super soft and manageable

Reduces hair fall.

Strengthens hair.

Enhances shine.

Tames frizz to some extent.

You can use both egg yolk & white for a nourishing hair mask. People with dry hair can use just the egg yolk to provide deep down conditioning as it is a great natural source of fatty content while people having oily hair should use just the egg white for best results as it has all the essential nutrients & proteins but without the fat content.

Guys, I would like you to tell me if there are any specific hair problems that you wish to tackle or need a mask for, I’m all for it.

I would love your suggestions on this. Your feedback is very important to me and that’s what motivates me.

See You Soon My dear Friends

Fast Hair Straightener HQT-906, A Product Review

Hey Lovely People☺

Is it really a Fast Hair Straightener? Just how effective is this device? There are many women who love the straight hair look and often find themselves rushing to the parlor for  getting their hair ‘Pressed’. At what cost, Hair Breakage, Hair Fall? Heat is no friend to your lovely tresses… But ladies don’t worry, you’re in luck, this Fast Hair Straightener is just the right device if hair health is your concern.

As promised here I am with the product review of this #fasthairstraightenerbrush HQT-906 which I had ordered from @amazondotin

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Fast Hair Straightener (Product Review)

Features:
  • Ultra Smooth Ceramic Plates for effortless glide
  • Pro Variable Temperature control for all hair types
  • Exclusive heat expansion plate technology
  • Far Infrared Heat technology
  • Sleek, Light and Ergonomic design
  • Straighten, Curl, Flick and Twist in one effortless pass

  1. Pro Variable Temp control 60℃ – 230℃ allows to be used for all hair types.

  2. Straightens hair as you brush them.

  3. An ideal choice for those who want to protect their hair from excess heat damage.

  4. FHS does not torture your hair by pressing them between two very hot plates.

  5. Far Infrared Heat technology allows the bristles to evenly spread the heat to the hair.

  6. Bristle tips that do not burn your scalp while brushing.

  7. Gentler and safer on your hair as in comparison to Styling irons & Hair Pressers.

  8. It’s a hairbrush which has heated bristles that glide through your hair without exerting pressure

  9. Perfect tool to achieve a well-groomed look quickly.

  10. For those who love to brush their hair on a regular basis, this is going to help them by making hair more manageable & well groomed.

 

PROS

Power On-Off Button

Easy to Handle, Lightweight

More like a Heated Hairbrush

Does not burn scalp, fingers, hands

Variable Heat Setting 60℃ – 230℃ with LCD Display

Ideal for people having Thin/Light hair wanting the well-groomed look, fast

Safer and gentler on your hair as in comparison to Styling irons & Hair Pressers

CONS

Not a Fast Hair Straightener

Not ideal for very Frizzy/Dense Hair

Works on small sections of hair at a time

Result is not like parlor straightening

 

Summary:

It is a Heated Hairbrush rather than a Fast Hair Straightener.

Thin, Less dense hair are ideal subjects for this.

Easy to handle and causes no burns or scalds.

Why is it important to wear a Sunscreen ?

I’m sure you all will agree with me when I say, “Stepping out in the sun is such a concern nowadays.” Don’t you?

” USE A SUNSCREEN BEFORE STEPPING OUT “

We’ve heard this a lot; well, most of you probably have.

Yet there are a lot of people who aren’t following it or even aware of its necessity.

But, How many of us do really understand the importance of wearing a sunscreen?

There’s a very simple explanation for this yet lots of people disregard it as not too important.

Our planetary sunscreen, the Ozone Layer protected us from harmful UV rays that penetrate living cells & damage vital DNA molecules. But now, it has been slowly depleting over the years and harmful rays are now reaching the planet’s surface to us. There are two types of UV rays – 1. UVA, It causes premature ageing & Melanoma (a deadly skin cancer); and 2. UVB, It causes dark spots, sunburns and other types of skin cancers.

The sun doesn’t take a break, so it’s very important to protect your skin and keep those fine lines at bay. Overexposure to harmful UVA & UVB Rays is the cause of skin damage, ageing, spots, skin darkening and skin cancer; and not just getting tanned in the process.

Here comes in the cosmetic sunscreen which functions as portable & temporary ozone layer for you while you are exposed to the sun. Please be very careful & do include this as a vital part of your daily routine and always apply on all exposed skin 15-20 minutes before sun exposure.This is gonna be your personal ozone layer till the scientists have patched up the natural one.

So, Please don’t step out in the sun without wearing a sunscreen at any cost as UVA damage is not reversible.

I use this sunscreen by #VLCCindia as it is a blend of 10 natural ingredients providing gentle natural care to my skin.

A pleasantly fragrant, non-sticky Ayurveda product, VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion is a broad spectrum sunscreen which is my portable Ozone Layer. It provides long duration protection from both UVA & UVB rays and leaving your skin soft & supple while providing a matte finish.

 

For me, it’s just the right sunscreen to protect my skin & myself from sun damage and I’m sure you would also agree to include it as a part of your routine.

Take Care & Seasons Wishes to All of You Beautiful People.

How To Make Flax Seed Gel at Home

Hello My Dear Friends,

For this very versatile DIY Flaxseed Gel, you’re going to need the following items:-

 

Flaxseed – 2 Tbsp

Water – 1 Cup

Saucepan

Wooden Spatula

Muslin Cloth or Strainer

Airtight Container

 

 PROCEDURE

Into the saucepan combine the flaxseeds with water & put to boil on a medium flame

Stir occasionally till it starts to boil

Reduce heat to sim

White frothy liquid similar to the consistency of raw egg white will begin to form on the surface

Turn off heat and put aside

Before it cools completely, strain using strainer or muslin cloth

Transfer contents to airtight container

 

Your DIY FLAXSEED GEL is ready for use

Savory Masala Pancakes

Hey Everyone,

Weekends are the perfect time to chill. Mostly I look for something quick ‘n easy yet tasty, that can save my time, plus it should not be unhealthy for my family.

Here’s a quick healthy recipe that you can enjoy anytime…

Let’s start…

For the Batter

Finely Chopped Green Chilli (as per taste)

Finrly Chopped Ginger (as per taste)

Finely Chopped Garlic (as per taste)

Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp

Olive Oil – 3 Tbsp

Wheat Flour – 1 Cup

Eggs – 2

Milk

Salt (as per taste)

Pepper  (as per taste)

In 2Tbsp oil saute cumin seeds first, wait until they sputter, then add ginger garlic & green chillies. Saute till golden brown. Keep aside.

Take wheat flour add the sauteed mix to it. Mix well. Add eggs, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper and mix again. Now add milk little by little to it & make a smooth dripping batter. Do keep in mind that it should not be too thick. It should be able to spread out on the pan.

For the Stuffing

Mustard Seeds – 1 Tsp

Potato – 2 Boiled (Sliced)

Onion – 1 Thinly sliced

Boiled Corn – 1/2 Cup

Dry Masala

Garam Masala – 1 Tsp

Turmeric Powder – 1 Tsp

Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tsp

Salt  (as per taste)

Preparation

Take a pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds & once they start to sputter, add onions. Saute for a minute and add Corn, Potato, add Dry Masala & Salt to it.

Take a flat griddle, add a little olive oil, spread the pancake mix evenly, flip it after its cooked nicely from one side. Remove it from flame & spread a little stuffing on one edge, rolling it gently and tightly.

Your Pancake is ready, Serve hot with Green Chutney.

ALL IT TAKES IS THE HEART TO BELIEVE IN

Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities,

you can’t begin to explore your Possibilities.

We all have Fears and Insecurities, Don’t We? but most of the time, we don’t come to terms with them or let’s just say that we don’t come to terms with them or let’s just say that we don’t want to accept this fact, which is quite natural and happens with everyone.

😊 Today, I’m going to share what I’ve never even considered talking out in private and I’m a very private person. 😊

😊I’m even going to let you know how I was able to turn it around to bring a positive & driving change in my life. 😊

All the time I was growing up, I was really very very thin & could not gain weight in spite of best efforts. As you all know, there’s always someone in everyone’s family who loves to criticize & make fun of people’s appearances just for amusement or self-flattery. It was due to my closeness with such relatives that I was always insecure and in constant fear of being the target of such people, as a result of which my confidence took a nosedive. Just because of this fear, I used to avoid making new friends & socializing. My fears kept me from doing my best and achieving anything in life. I never was interested in marriage because I was always conscious of the way I looked and was not at all confident about it.

But eventually, I was married off even though I wasn’t happy about it. Till quite some time even after my marriage I used to nurture frequent notions that behind my back, I too was being a subject of scrutiny & ridicule. As fate would have it, I got married to a wonderful & constantly encouraging person. I started to loosen up and got down to doing things I’m passionate about, accepting myself with all my imperfections. Through him I realized that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and that we are all flawed and that’s what makes us human & beautiful.

It is the love for yourself in the heart which helped me overcome my fears & insecurities and believe in my appearance & body.
So guys, fall in love with yourself, don’t be too hard on yourself and there is nothing that can stop you from being…

❤  The Best You, The Beautiful You  ❤

Hair Mask for Dull Hair

Hey Lovely People☺

 

Today I want to share with you all a hair mask recipe which is a quick fix for dull & dry hair.

I have used all natural ingredients along with @candorwinnies Hair Oil, but you can use any oil of your preference.

 

Recipe about Hair Mask for Dull Hair

      As a result of this hair mask my hair felt #soft #silky #manageable .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you find it useful.

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Any questions and suggestions are welcome.💚

 

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Winnie’s Candor Powdered Hibiscus Facewash

Hey Friends,

You all know that we share a common love for caring for our skin and have grown to love the effect of organic and completely chemical free products.

Just recently, I took the opportunity to try out a new product called Powdered Hibiscus Facewash from Winnie’s Candor. After experiencing the wonderful effects for myself, I now would like to let you all know about it.

On opening, I found that this powdered facewash has a slightly pleasant, neutral & nutty aroma and I tried it in the morning after I received it. While preparing it for use, I found the aroma pretty tempting & mouthwatering too. It did not take more than 2-3 minutes to prepare, apply & rinse-off the product. Quick to mix, smooth enough in texture, gently exfoliating, a single use made my skin feel energized, soft, light & clean.

Featuring amazing properties to detoxify, exfoliate, purify, soften & moisturize the skin, I observed a radiant glowing complexion after every use and I’ve been using this product ever since I’ve received it.

I would definitely recommend this Powdered Hibiscus FACEWASH from Winnie’s Candor without any hesitation.
Great Product, Two Thumbs Up!

 

JoJoba /ho hou ba/

Review + Benefits + Uses

Jojoba Oil also known as Green Gold, is one amongst my favorites wishlist, as its really light and suits all skin types. It is indeed a blessing because of its richness in vitamins & minerals. Its enriched with Vitamin- E , B- Complex,zinc, copper, selenium, chromium & iodine.

I’ve always been fascinated with oils and have been trying out all sorts of varieties, so I recently ordered this 100% Pure Jojoba Oil by @satthwa from Amazon. I received the product on time, well packed & sealed, in a 50 ML bottle with a Screw-on Cap & an Easy-to-Pour-Flip-Cap along with it. It’s a great oil with good qualities at such an affordable price. It applies easily with significant moisture retention and high nourishing properties. It absorbs deeply and reasonably quickly into the skin. It is non-sticky, odorless and my skin felt wonderfully hydrated & soft. It lasts up to 8 hours after applying it.

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