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.

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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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Ultimate Hydrating DIY Face Mask

Now that Winter approaches and the humidity levels starting to drop, our most loved asset, The Skin starts becoming dry & dull. But don’t worry guys, I have a little solution for all those suffering from such problems. Ultimate Hydrating DIY Face Mask, created by using the most beneficial ingredients, this simple, yet effective mask not only hydrates your skin but also makes it soft and glowing. They are Orange Peel Powder, Honey & Milk mixed in equal quantities into a smooth paste consistency.

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Sweet Potato Pilaf

Sauteed Sweet Potato Rice cooked using Tomatoes, Onions & Indian Spices in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You may use any oil you prefer, I find Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Del Monte is the best variety for Healthy Indian style cooking. 

Pilaf = Pulao

Ingredients

Rice Long Grain              – 2 cups, Washed, Soaked & Drained

Sweet Potato                    – 3 Medium Size Pcs, Diceddiced-sweet-potatoes

Onion                               – 3 Medium Size Pcs, Thinly Sliced

Tomato                             – 2 Medium Size, Pureed

Curd                                 – 1/4 Cup

Olive Oil                          – 2 Tbsp

Garam Masala Powder    – as per taste

Red Chilli Powder           – as per taste

Turmeric Powder             – as per taste

Salt                                   – as per taste

Water                                – 2 Cups, Filtered/Purified

Dry Masala:

                   Bay Leaf – 1 Pcsthinly-sliced-onions

                   Black Peppercorn – 3 Pcs

                   Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp

                   Cloves – 2 Pcs

Optional Garnish – Fresh Cilantro (Coriander Leaves)

  • Heat Olive oil in a pressure cooker,
  • Add the Dry Masala, let it splutter,
  • Once spluttering goes down, add onions and sweet potato to it,
  • Fry well until the onions start turning brown,
  • Add Salt, Turmeric, Red Chilli & Garam Masala Powder to it,
  • Keep mixing well, till onions are finally brown
  • and now, add tomato puree to it,
  • Keep flame medium till gravy is properly cooked (when oil separates)
  • Now add curd, cook for another five minutes,
  • Add rice, 2 cups of water, let it cook for two whistles and
  • Transfer contents to serving bowl or rice plate,

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Garnish with Fresh Cilantro (as you like it)
Voila, Sweet Potato Rice is ready for the table.
Serve Hot with chilled Curd or Raita as an accompaniment.
Bon Appétit !!

Next post: Why should Sweet Potatoes be in your diet?

 

Green Diwali! Clean Diwali! Green Planet!

Seasons Greetings, My dear friends!

Last few years saw an incredible rise in the sales and types of crackers. What almost all failed to accept and see was the super duper astronomical increase of pollution in our atmosphere all across the globe? But, Me & my husband share the same beliefs of not wanting to burst crackers. We do our best by keeping our environment clean, safe & breathable not just for people but also for our adorable pets, plants & animals. Maybe millions of sentiments do end up getting hurt, but then there’s only ONE PLANET EARTH.

Close friends living in & around New Delhi, feeling relief over the slight improvement upon recollecting previous memories of the same festival, expressed their desire to follow the same for the coming festivals. Say no to Flammable Crackers!

On Diwali for the last three years, we’ve been following our beliefs and having fun in the company of friends & family.

With the rise in #airpollution and #noise lets keep it #enviromentfriendly & #staysafe this #diwali 💥 I’m all for a #greendiwali what about you 💚🎇

 

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This year for my Diwali outfit, I chose earthy colors. A Green Churidar suit paired with a bright colored Floral Print Dupatta, accessorized by earrings that I snagged at the famous Johri Bazaar of Jaipur. Come, have a peek at the products I  used😃 for my look this diwali.

Brows-@lakmecosmetics Lakme Eyebrow Pencil M-C/399
Eyes-@lakmecosmetics Absolute illuminating Eye Shadow Palette Gold,7.5 g
Lips-@calcosmetics Intense Matte Lipstick-Mulberry Purple 3.5 g(shade # 3)
Lashes-#sugarcosmetics Lash Mob Limitless Mascara, 01 Black With A Bang
Face-@lovecolorbar Colorbar Perfect Match Primer,30 ml;
Face-@lakmecosmetics Lakme Face Magic Skin Tints Souffle
Highlight-@elfcosmetics E.L.F Shimmering Facial Whip Lilac petal 0.34oz
Accessories-#jaipurjwellery #johribazaar
Outfit-Suit-#jaipurbazaar
Dupatta- #amartex
#pikreview #love #ootd #jewelrygram #accessory #indianblogger #bblogger #loveit #thebest #jaipur #jaipurblogger #trendy #bling #gemstones #thebest #instagood #like4like #instareview #indiadiary

Hope Your Diwali was nicely lit with bright colored lights & radiant diyas.

Love to All.

Review: Zuci Natural Care

Citrus Fruit Extract Deep Pore Cleansing Wipes
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When I step outside, Citrus Fruit Extract Cleansing Wipes from Zuci Natural Care are my most ideal companion to have in the handbag for an instant clean up after spending time out in the harsh & polluting conditions of today.

Effortlessly remove make-up or cleanse any time in no time, they’re most ideal for oily skin conditions.

Enriched with Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tea, Vit-E, Glycerin; Extracts of Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Citrus & Cornflower; these wipes detox, cleanse, tone your face & neck, giving you a radiant glow.

Very Well formulated, the fragrant aroma of these wipes create a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter.

I use them regularly as a part of my skin cleanup routine.
Is it a part of yours?  It’s just simply Great.  Don’t ever cleanse without it!!

 

Daily Skincare Routine

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“I’m working on myself, for myself, by myself.”

Hey lovely people,

As promised, Today’s post is going to be about skin care routine and a lot of our lifestyle choices that contribute to the way we look. Choosing good products is definitely important, but it should also come from within. If we are not maintaining a healthy lifestyle, no matter how good or expensive skincare products we invest in, it’s not going to give you the desired results. We are what we eat, drink and “How our daily lifestyle choices affect our skin” is what we are going to be discussing today :

Eat Healthy 

Yeah I know, we all love snacking and eating out. And it’s perfectly fine if done in moderation. Regularly eating junk or missing out on greens and vitamin rich foods, will eventually make our skin look dull. So choose and plan out your regular diet. Trust me you will see good results.

Drink Plenty of Water

This comes from my own experience, I used to buy all kinds to products, but never got the results that I was looking for. So, I chose and designated a drinking bottle just for my use and I started keeping tabs on how much water I drank in a day. Some of my friends and relations used to laugh at me that why am I so obsessed with drinking water all day. But they were amazed when they saw the results. My skin looked & felt better and more clear, without putting on a lot of makeup. This change definitely paid off.

Exfoliate Twice A Week

Uneven skin tones are often a result of dead skin on parts of the body that we are unable to /do not exfoliate properly. It is not just the face that requires to be beautiful, it’s your whole body as there is dead skin all over our body. Exfoliation twice a week is the ideal frequency for this part of our skin care routine. I follow this religiously every single week to get rid of dead skin and to get an increase in blood circulation, giving it a healthy, natural glow. But do not over do it as that will strip away your natural body oils and damage your skin.

Cleanse Regularly, Daily

Never forget to properly cleanse your skin before applying your skin care products and after removing makeup. Cleansing removes toxins, impurities, bacteria, dead skin, thus keeping it more fresh. The results of your make up will also be better. Always keep in mind to remove makeup and cleanse no matter what. Never sleep with makeup on your skin as it will contribute to your aging process. A good hygiene is a must, so follow a regular before & after Cleansing Routine.

Tone Your Skin

Toning your skin is essential to get rid of clogged pores, acne prone skin. It balances our skin to be less prone to oiliness and infection. Prepares our skin to be moisturized especially after removing heavy makeup. If you follow it up after a good cleansing routine it will not harm your skin, in fact it revitalizes your skin making it more soft and radiant, restores skin’s pH balance and shrinks pores as well. Dabur Gulabari Rose Water is my All-time favorite skin toner. Its fragrance is awesome.

Moisturize Regularly

You might not realize it today, but the benefits of moisturizing your skin will be visible in years to come. No matter what type of skin you have, Dry or Oily, keep it hydrated at all times if you wish to look and stay younger. Always try to put on a moisturizer right after you have had your bath, on a little damp skin as it helps to lock in the moisturize and also absorbs it better. I use Bio Care Aloe Vera Gel foe my face and Nivea Smooth Milk Body Lotion as a regular moisturizer.

Sleep 6 to 8 Hours

Getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep is important for a good physical health, well being and help in repairing, regenerating our skin. The amount of sleep we get affects our day to day lives, our energy level and our appearance. Getting a good beauty sleep has become an integral par of our skincare regime. A well rested body will look good and perform better.

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“The results of a good routine will show on your skin and reflect your confidence.”

If you’ve read the whole article then do let me know how you plan out your daily routine.

Look of The Day with Cal, Coloréssence & Lakmé

 

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“If it makes you feel beautiful, then do it.”

Long Lasting, No Smudging, Affordable makeup; these are the options almost every woman looks for while buying beauty products of your choice, and still do not want them to damage our skin.

I am not sure how to put my happiness into words.  Just received my ordered products from amazon a couple of days back and I’m so excited to share my views on the quality & effect they bring after I’ve finished.

Since I don’t use too much make-up on my skin, I’ve gone semi-formal this time.

For this look, I’ve used Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Cream for base, which instantly brightens up your face giving you a flawless look and covering any small spots you have on your face. It gives a smooth finish.

I didn’t contour my face so I’m not gonna mention it. Simply applied CAL Love Affair Matte Lipstick and finished the look by using coloréssence High Definition Mineral Makeup Pan Cake powder. I usually use it to touch up, it keeps my look fresh all day. It is water resistant so your makeup stays as it is and it’s not harmful.

DM me for Shade, queries or more. Your inquiries are always greatly appreciated.

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Product Review NAKED3

Hello Friends,

Super excited to share my look that 2017-08-16-20-55-45-062-01-COLLAGE.jpgI created just for fun with my NAKED 3 Urban Decay Power Brush new set which my hubby had ordered for me from Amazon. Now, I am not much of an expert when it comes to applying makeup, but more than just a learner and I believe in wearing less makeup, just highlighting my features.

I do not contour my whole face, just my nose and add a little blush to my cheeks. Wearing a good dark shade is always a plus, as it instantly brightens up your face. I used ELLE 18 Color Pops Matte (Lets Tango P28)to finish this look.

With these brushes it becomes so much easier to create a smooth flawless look. The design & weight of these brushes is so perfectly balanced that, these actually feel like extensions of my fingers doing all the work. Made with super fine quality bristles – applying eye shadow, contouring, using a blush is so much easier. I have quite an assortment of make-up brushes but ever since I’ve used NAKED3 brushes, I almost always find myself reaching out to use these more often. They’ve become my favorite make-up tool b’coz they feel incredibly soft & the distribution of color is even.

“Beauty is the opposite of perfection…

…it’s about Confidence, Charisma & Character.”

How To Make Apple Sauce at Home

Hi Friends,

Let’s make some Apple Sauce today.

We all love apples  Red, Green, Golden, Kashmiri, and so many more varieties.

Today I’m gonna let you in on a treat for your taste buds and your skin as well…

 

Ingredients

4 Apples

3/4 Cup Water

1/4 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder

Procedure

  • Deseed, Peel & Finely Chop all the apples.
  • In a saucepan,  mix remaining ingredients well and add the apples to it.
  • Cover & Cook this on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
  • Apples will become soft, turn off flame and allow to cool.
  • Transfer contents to a blender and blend till you get smooth saucy consistency.
  • Store In fridge
  • Enjoy delicious and slightly spiced Apple Sauce with your favorite dessert.
Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

Find out how you can use this Apple sauce to make a DIY Natural Apple Skin Peel .

DIY Natural Apple Skin Peel

What is it?

Apples contain fruit acids that are called Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHA). These acids exhibit natural ability to excellently exfoliate cells, accelerate cell renewal, stimulate cell metabolism, synthesis of collagen, elastin and other components, change acidity of the skin, influence process of skin keratinization.

Why does it work?

When used in higher concentration levels above 20%, These acids are able to act not only on the upper layer of the skin, but also penetrate into its deeper layer. It is one of the main anti-aging methods to prolong the youth of our skin, stimulate the removal of epidermis and helps get rid of dead cells.

Multiple application of fruit acids enhances exfoliation of dead layers of skin which means that it can eliminate some skin defects such as redness, roughness, acne and spots due to acne. Fruit acids are able to induce swelling of skin cells & inter-cellular substance, thus increasing its elasticity and reducing visible wrinkles.

How to Use It?

Either you can use fresh cut slices of the fruit and rub it directly on your skin and rinse or you could try out this easy DIY Natural Skin Peel. I tried it and liked it very much.

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DIY Natural Apple Skin Peel

Ingredients

2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tsp Apple Sauce

(for Apple Sauce Recipe Click Here)

Procedure

Mix Apple Cider Vinegar and sauce.

Apply to cleansed face using a brush or spread with clean hands.

You can use it all over your body as well.

Keep it for 10 to 15 minutes and sponge/rinse off with clean cloth & water.

Apply moisturizer.

Use sunscreen later if you plan to step out into the sun.

 

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DIY Rose Petal & Licorice Toner

Hi Friends,

As promised here is the DIY Rose Petal & Licorice Toner. Hope you find it useful. It makes skin soft & hydrated with a touch of nature.

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Fragrant Rose Petal           2 Cups

Licorice Stick (Muletthi)   2 inch Pcs

Rose Essential Oil               4 Drops

Distilled Water                    As per requirement

 

How To Make It

Slightly crush the Licorice stick & Put together with all Rose petals in a pan.

Fill enough distilled water just to cover the top of petals and bring to boil.

Reduce burner to lowest for 15 minutes, stir lightly.

Strain using muslin cloth, Set aside and let it cool.

After it cools down add Rose Essential Oil to it and mix well.

Transfer into a spray bottle of your choice. Romantic-red-freeze-dried-rose-petals-ANIMATION

Store in Refrigerator.

 

How To Use It

Always use it on washed/cleansed skin.

Spray directly on skin.

Spread using fingers & let dry naturally.

Once it’s dry you can then use any serum/moisturizer.

You may feel free to use it on any body area including Face, Neck, Arms, Hands, legs, feet, etc.

 

 

Its Benefits

This toner will give you the combined effects of Licorice, Rose Water & Rose Essential Oil.

Its benefits are and not just limited to:-

Natural skin lightening, Natural sunscreen, Skin protection from damage, Antioxidant, Anti Bacterial, Astringent, Anti Aging, Anti Inflammatory, Relax & balance skin pH value, Fights acne, Balance Hormone, Relieve Anxiety, Reduce Stress, Improve Skin Condition, Reduce Rosacea, Helps Moisturize your skin as well as hydrate it & also will help calm down the irritation on your skin and help with redness and naturally increases libido.

Makes your skin feel really good and smell wonderful.

A Big Thanks To All Visitors

 

What does Amla do for Hair?

Hey friends, Welcome back to my blog.

I know I’ve been pretty irregular during the past couple of weeks. Forgive me for I was taking care of my pet Golden ‘Alvin’, who hasn’t been doing well (he’s six) ever since he got invaded by the dreaded 4-letter vermin. Its not so much an easy task having a golden retriever in your household. Well now he’s so much better and now I am back where my much needed blog needs attention.2017-07-29-19-52-37-986

This might bring certain fond memories for quite a lot of us Indians. Remember Dabur Amla Hair Oil! Most of you would recognize it from your childhood when you would have seen your granny, mom or elder sisters using it for their hair or massaging yours on the weekends. Even my husband & his family have used it for many years. The Indian Gooseberry is the most commonly utilized fruit in the households of India because of its extensive health, beauty, skin & hair care benefits and medicinal properties for long years. This Superfruit is now easily available across the globe thanks to eCommerce and global shipping.

You guessed it right, this time I am going to tell you about the benefits of the Indian Gooseberry (Amla) for Hair. Amla is among the richest sources of Natural Vitamin C in the world. It is a perfect example of an highly potent and nutritious edible fruit rich in Phenols & Tannins. It contains essential fatty acids, which strengthen hair follicles. It contains a plethora of antioxidants such as Ellagic, Emblicanin, Gallic, Phyllantine and Quercetin acid. Amla also contains a high concentration of minerals, amino acids, as well as strong immune boosting properties. As an antioxidant, it is more than fifteen times powerful than a Pomegranate or double of that of an Acai berry. This indigenous fruit has extensive adaptability to grow in diverse climatic and soil conditions. The fruit exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and is highly acidic and astringent as well.

Did you know that deficiency of Vitamin C, which is found abundantly in Amla, is one of the most common reason for hair problems. This fruit is also one of the most easiest and powerful solution to most of the hair problems. With this fruit you need not worry about how to avail its benefits. Today, I’m going to let you in on how Amla is useful for your hair care. Amla is not just used for general hair care but also as an amazing restorative with curing properties. You can avail various benefits from Amla in form of powder, juice, fruit preserve, as a single ingredient or mix/pack combined with couple of locally & home available products. The application depends on what form of Amla you can lay your hands on.

 “The words of elders are like the gooseberry: bitter at first, then sweet” – Indian Proverb by anonymous

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Cleansing & Polishing Body Bath Powder

Ingredients

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Body Bath Powder by Iknoor

1/4th Cup Whole Green Gram

1/4th Cup Split Red Lentil

1/4th Cup Gram Flour

1/4th Cup Rice

2 Tbsp Licorice Powder

2 Tbsp Red Sandalwood Powder

1 Tsp Walnut Powder

 

How To Prepare Body Bath Powder

Take Whole Green Gram, Split Red Lentil, Split Bengal Gram, Rice & grind them all into a fine powder. Mix them well with Licorice, Red Sandalwood, Walnut Powder & Gram Flour

Your Cleansing & Polishing Body Bath Powder is ready.

Store the powder in an air-tight jar.

Take care to keep it dry.

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Spinach Macaroni with Cheese

Today I’m presenting you all with an opportunity that shows you all how to make healthy recipe that’s simply just yummy and that too pretty easy to prepare. Now I’ve used a little cheese to add to the flavor and to keep my self from splurging too much, but then what’s a macaroni dish without cheese !! 🙂

Prep Time: 15- 20 Minutes

Bake Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: Serves 3

Spinach Macaroni with Cheese

Ingredients:

Macaroni                                2 Cups

Cheese (your choice)            2 Cubes, 25gms each

Whole Wheat Flour              1 Tbsp

Milk                                          1 Cup

Honey Mustard Dressing     2 Tbsp

Olive Oil                                   1 Tbsp

Garlic                                        10 Cloves, Finely chopped

Spinach                                     1 Cup, Finely chopped

Black Pepper                            To Taste  IMG_20170731_231358

Chilli Flakes                             To Taste

Salt                                             To Taste

Oregano                                    To Taste

Basil                                           To Taste

Procedure

  • Boil water in a pan and add a few drops of Oil and salt to it, add macaroni and cook till its done. Strain with running water and keep aside.
  • Heat remaining oil in a pan, add garlic cloves, saute for a few seconds, add wheat flour, saute just for five seconds and add milk to it. Keep on stirring, add 1 Cheese Cube, Honey Mustard Dressing, Black Pepper, Salt, Chilli Flakes, Oregano & Basil.
  • Cook the sauce till it thickens. Keep a little spinach aside for garnish and add remaining spinach to the sauce, cook for about two minutes. You can add more milk  to adjust consistency according your choice.
  • Turn off the flame. Grease the baking dish & mix Macaroni with sauce, Garnish with some chopped spinach & grated Cheese cube (the remaining 2ndCube) .
  • Bake at 225°C for 20 minutes.  Serve hot and enjoy!!
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