I found my Holy Grail Face Mask ft. Fernz Bee Venom Mask

Hello everyone,

It’s been a long long time since I wrote a post. Lots of reasons behind it which also involves a bit of me being a lazy prick! Anyway, keeping all those reasons aside, I want to talk about a product that’s been my absolute favourite from the past 6 or more months.

Last year, I was sent the newly launched FERNZ SKINCARE ‘Bee Venom Mask’ to try out. This was my first ever NZ made skincare product and I was looking forward to trying it out mainly because of the ingredients. The product contains the OG Manuka honey, Bee Venom ( Oh Yes! It’s the best for your skin), Shea butter and some of the best vitamins (Vit C, B3, B5, B6 ) that your skin craves for.

Fernz Bee Venom Mask

What the product claims:

The Fernz bee venom mask provides the dual action treatment of plumping up the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and helps in hydrating the skin to boost radiance. It’s got the best of New Zealand Manuka Honey and Bee venom that does the magic!!

Not suitable for those with bee allergy!!

Fernz Bee Venom Mask

Price:

The product is available for NZD 55.90 and is available on their website.

My experience:

I have a combination skin with most parts of my face being dry. After moving to New Zealand, I realised my face started getting flaky especially around my nose and mouth area. I believe it was due to the dry and cold air and the mask I was using was only making the skin more and more drier as it catered more to the Indian weather.

Ever since this baby came into my life, I noticed a big difference in my skin and I’m not saying this because it was sent to me by the brand. I mean it girls! The mask is nothing like what I’ve used in the past.

The mask has a creamy texture to it and when you have the first look, it would look more like a jar of moisturiser. A thin layer of the product has to be applied all over for about 20 minutes. After a few minutes of applying the mask, you’ll realise that the product is completely absorbed into your skin and that’s when you know that your skin is happy 🙂

Fernz Bee Venom Mask- Creamy texture

After leaving it on for 20 minutes, I gently massage my face and then rinse it off . There’s this natural healthy flush to your skin and the skin looks fresh. The first time I thought it might be a placebo effect. So I went ahead and used it for 1 whole week (yes, you can use it every single day) to see if I’m just imagining things or if this thing really works. In fact my entire family tried this product when I was in India and they only had good things to say about the mask. It works equally well on men’s skin and this was proved when my dad (matured skin) and brother (teenage boy) tried out the mask for 3 weekends and they felt their skin looked less tired.

Before- Face with the mask on
After- Face After the wash

By now I was convinced that I’ve found my holy grail face mask and I would definitely be going back to a new jar once I run out of my current one!! I love that the ingredients are all natural and made in New Zealand (say yay to supporting local businesses) and that it suits all skin types of any gender. You get one jar for your entire family and they’re all sorted 🙂

Final thoughts:

This mask is definitely worth giving a try. The packaging says to be used everyday but I think using it once a week would do good too. The best time to use this mask is in the night as it has enough time to do its magic on your skin.

Definitely not very friendly on your pocket but if you love some good natural ingredients on your skin, this is definitely something that you need to have. The jar is good enough to last you for a long time and also looks pretty luxe in terms of packaging.

Ratings:

4.5/5 (Deducting 0.5 only for the price)

If you’ve tried this product or any other bee venom products, make sure to share your stories in the comments section below.

Till then stay awesome 🙂

 

 

 

 

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My Halloween Look- Desi Rani (Inspired by Shweta VJ)

Hola,

Happy Halloween to everybody! 2014 was the first ever time I celebrated Halloween and dressed up for it and ever since then, I’ve always enjoyed the idea of dressing up. For me Halloween is not just about looking scary, its about creating your own version of your favourite characters.

A few days ago I came across a Pop Art Halloween look created by the YouTuber Shweta VJ. It was not only different and unique but also super easy to create and today I decided to recreate the same look with whatever minimum makeup I had in my kit. I’m not sure if Shweta will ever come across my blog, but I hope I make her proud 😀

So here’s my two versions of Desi Rani-The Pop Art Version!!!!

 

 

Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look

I’ve tried to play around with yellow lighting here just to give a better pixelated effect. Definitely not the perfect recreation, but I think for an amateur like me, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I wish I had more Indian jewellery to accessorise though. Here’s a picture in white light with no editing

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Halloween 2017 Look- Products used

I hope you liked this Halloween look and would recreate it. You can checkout Shweta’s YouTube video HERE, to see the original version of this look.

 

Till then stay awesome 🙂

The time i got pampered by Spa la Vie By L’OCCITANE |Spa Review

Hello everyone,

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you would know that I was MIA for a while and the reasons are many. Among them were me being highly stressed out and sick with my regular back pain issues

. Somewhere during this time, i was contacted by the good people at Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE to review their services. It was really a miracle in disguise and ask me why? Well, you’ll know all about it by the end of this post.

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Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

The luxurious Mediterranean themed Spa L’OCCITANE invites every guest to  experience the simple warmth of sunny soil and a unique journey. Every gesture, every ingredient is drawn from the L’OCCITANE grand herbarium, providing an unforgettable authentic and sensorial experience for its guests. The one I visited is located in the newly opened VR Bengaluru at the lower ground floor.

Amidst the hullabaloo of a mall,  is the Spa La Vie By L’OCCITANE where I was welcomed by a smiling staff and a cup of honey-lemon-ginger green tea, which is their welcome drink. I was then offered a pair of straw slippers and was then introduced by the manager Anumohan who consulted with me and asked me about my work, stress level etc about the various massage therapies available and I was asked to fill out a form where I had to fill in all the details about my lifestyle, any diseases or if I had a problem area. After all that, we finally zeroed down to the Relaxing Aromachologie Massage, which is a full body massage to ensure complete body relaxation, just what I needed!

Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

I was then escorted to the Spa Room by my masseuse Athisa, who gave me the clothes to change into and waited outside the room for me to change and get comfortable. After that, she soaked my feet in water that smelt divine to me. And then my body massage session followed for the next 60 minutes. She made sure I’m at the utmost comfort and kept the body covered and exposed the body part by part to massage them. I literally drifted into another world that was peaceful and serene. There was a point wherein I just went into sleep and trust me you guys, that was one of the best ever sleep I’ve had in a long time. Athisa was damn good at her job and after the session, she used an aromatic oil and kept it near my nose and asked me to take deep breaths. Attached to the spa room is a shower room and also a bathtub where I was asked to take a hot water shower. The spa provides their own shower gel, shampoo and conditioner which is super impressive because a lot of other spas, these essentials are missing.  The also had a hair dryer and newly wrapped comb which you can use after the shower.

Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane
Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

The spa was extremely hygienic and clean and every detail was taken care of to give the most relaxed session for me. I did feel rejuvenated and relaxed at the end of the session. The spa was then followed by few other services that i’m going to talk about in my upcoming posts. So stay tuned for that!

Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane
Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

If you are looking out for spa and massage treatments with great ambience and a welcoming staff, then I would definitely suggest you Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE The prices are just like any other spa you would have visited and is indeed a great value for money. Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE can be found in many cities all over the country and you can visit their website to check the locations as well and book your appointment.

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

SPLASH into Summer| SS16′ Collection at Splash

Hola everyone,

Summers are all about fruity crushers and fun colors and that’s what SPLASH– a brand from the middle east and a part of Landmark group reminded me of when I recently got a chance to attend their blogger’s meet at VR Bengaluru. 

While relishing their refreshing cranberry drink and some yummy snacks, we whiled around the store where their store manager and their marketing head showed around the drool-worthy collection they have at their store. The collection at Splash is all international level and surprisingly at a very pocket-friendly price too. Their collection includes Splash DNM, Vintage, Basics, Youth, Smart and  Accessories that makes a customer’s shopping experience delightful as well as time-saving. If you know in your head what you want to buy, all you have to go to the right section and BAMM, you have your choices.

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Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

My favorites were definitely the DISNEY inspired collection ranging from Joggers to T-shirts and what not. The men’s collection was quite impressive and definitely something that all men would surely enjoy. Some of the eye-catching apparels were their long and extra long T-shirts for men, crazy affordable Denims and of course their basics. Even their Boho-vintagy collection was damn cool and reminded me of some of the outfits I saw from Coachella 2016. And not to forget their oh-so awesome accessories. You won’t believe but I was so awestruck by their boho-vibes and wanted to just get everything from their Accessories section from tasselled neckpieces to coachella-inspired backpacks and even party appropriate clutch bags.

Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

After getting to know the brand well with it’s collection, we got to style ourselves in their new collection and trust me guys, I was spoilt for choice with all the wonderful clothes out there. After almost an hour of deciding on what to finalise, I came up with this look.

Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

I paired a beautiful black midi skirt with a striped crop top which was actually a part of a co-ord set. I accessorised this look with a tasseled neckpiece and my favorite out of the lot, this red tasseled sling cum clutch bag. This outfit was so ME and the footwear I wore for the event went really well with this whole look. I wish, they also had Footwear collection to complete our shopping experience.

I absolutely loved how the whole look came out and got some nice compliments from everyone too 🙂 This outfit is perfect for a brunch date or even for a party. My style is usually all about being girly and dressy and this was just so perfect.

All of you should definitely checkout SPLASH in your city for fashionable and yet affordable clothing. I am so glad to be a part of this event and loved the experience. Here is a picture with all the other pretty bloggers and you can also see my OOTD from the event.

Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

Make sure to let me know in the comments section if you liked the outfit that I styled and also if you have ever been to SPLASH before.

Till then stay awesome 😀

“Does Shaving change the skin color or hair texture”-Myth 2 busted with Gillette Venus #Subscribetosmooth challenge

Hello ladies,

In the #SubscribeToSmooth challenge series, here is my 2nd week update and how shaving with Gillette Venus razor has helped me bust another very common myth, that is: “Does Shaving leads to skin discoloration and change in hair texture”. Well if you already haven’t read my previous two posts click here and here.

Gillette Venus Shaving kit
Gillette Venus Shaving kit

To be honest, i was one of those girls who used to think this and stopped using razors. But after attending the session with Dr. Rashmi Shetty and using the Gillette Venus razor myself, I realized that’s the most ridiculous thing to even think about. Let’s talk point by point…

  • Hair color will never become darker after shaving. The color of your hair is always determined by your genes and hormones and definitely not the razor you use. So that’s one thing to not worry about if you are keeping  yourselves away from shaving.
  • After shaving, once the hair starts growing, you feel the prickliness as the hair is still in it growing stage and it’s been cut of from the top and not the entire roots like waxing. Wait for 2-3 days for it to grow and make sure to be in your loose and comfy clothes as it might be a bit uncomfortable if you wear body hugging clothes. Let the skin breathe well during this time.
  • The color of your skin is never going to get darker if you shave. Infact shaving helps you remove the top layer of dead skin making it more softer that before. As mentioned in the previous post from this series, the key to a smooth shaved skin is good exfoliation before shaving, a good shaving gel or foam and an even better moisturization post shaving.

Now that, we have talked about this myth and how there’s absolutely no truth in it, let me tell you how I feel about shaving post 2 weeks of using the Gillette Venus razor along with the Shaving foam. The shaving foam from Gillette Satin care has definitely played a vital role in changing my perception about shaving. I never realized how important a shaving foam can be and how much difference it can do to your shaving game.

Gillette satin care shaving gel
Gillette satin care shaving gel

 

I use a coffee scrub from Mr. Bean(PS: I love this baby) before I apply the Gillette satin care shaving foam and a bath and body works moisturizer for a good hydrated and moisturized skin. And yes, all of this is done when I’m in my shower because that’s the best time to shave for your body is well hydrated. Well, I’m absolutely loving this challenge and you need to stay tuned to this space to know more about the shaving myths and how I busted them.

My shaving essentials- A good scrub, gillette shaving gel, gillette venus razor, bath and body body lotion

If you have any kind of questions regarding shaving, feel free to ask me here or checkout the Gillette Venus app and also do share your shaving experience in the comments section below.

Till then stay awesome 😀

“Shaving makes skin dry and flaky”- Myth 1 busted with Gillette Venus #SubscribeToSmooth Challenge

Hello everyone,

Last week I had posted about my Gillette Venus Event and how I took up the 30 day #SubscribeToSmooth challenge with them. I’ve been learning a lot of new things in this process about shaving and today I am going to talk about one very common myth that most of us have about shaving, that is,

Myth 1: “Shaving leads to dry and flaky skin”:

So here’s what I learnt from Dr. Rashmi Shetty at the event: Shaving correctly makes sure that the top layer of your dead skin is removed smoothly which in turn makes the skin smoother as the days proceed. The only thing one needs to keep in mind is to not shave too close to the skin or putting too much pressure on the razor as this would only lead to cuts and bruises which in turns makes your skin dark and patchy.

Few years back when I tried shaving, I used to get the most horrible itchiness all due to the dryness and flakiness of the skin. When I got to know recently that I was not giving the adequate moisture that my skin needed, I knew I was doing something wrong. But ladies, all you have to do is use the right products and you will never look back to booking appointments at the salon. Ever since I started using the kit I received at the event, which has the Gillette Satin Care Gel, I feel that I’m no more scared or worried about harming my skin. You may ask why this sudden change of mind? Well, the formula of the shaving gel makes the skin feel moisturized and soft which was not the case in the past when I didn’t care much about what products I was using to shave.

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Girls, the process is very simple, all you need to do is shave when you are taking a shower as this makes sure the skin is damp enough for the process. Apply a good shaving foam all over the skin which needs to be shaved and then use a good quality sharp razor that can remove the hair in one stroke instead of going over one part again and again to avoid any cuts. Make sure to moisturize your skin well after you are done.

My verdict: Shaving definitely does not make the skin dry and flaky if you take care of the basic points:

  • A good shaving foam gel/cream as it softens the hair follicles
  • A good quality razor meant for women
  • Moisturize generously (Remember even after waxing, the lady at the salon does apply a moisturizer)

So this was my first week update about the #SubscribeToSmooth challenge and I am truly enjoying the shaving experience. Make sure to post your shaving queries or any tips that you have for me and the others in the comments section below and I’ll be happy to answer to you all.

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You can buy the Gillette Venus products here: Razor, Cartridges, Shaving gel and for more information and tips about shaving, checkout their App.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Make way for Newbies in Your Closet- The art of selling on Elanic

Hello everyone,

It’s been quite sometime since I posted here. I was busy setting up my room and decluttering my clothes and other “not much used” stuffs and now I’m planning to sell them on Elanic. Well if you don’t know what Elanic is, you need to go back and read this POST that i had posted when they had just started off in the market. And guys, I have seen how they have grown and are doing an amazing work for those of us who love shopping and end up wearing those newbies maybe once or twice and throw them somewhere in our closets.

This post is all about how you can get rid of those “hardly used” products from clothes, shoes and accessories to even your beauty products, home decor and so many to name. Not just that, you can even quote your own price and at the comfort of your house, Elanic makes sure you earn some nice money and not bother about sanitizing them or take the hassle of sending across through courier companies.

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Hassle Free selling

Have you had the situation where you have an event to attend and you are digging through your closet and still not able to decide what you want to wear? That happens to me quite a lot and the reason  behind it is the never ending stack of clothes and accessories which we don’t plan to wear anymore or are way too out of our league now (thanks to all those pizzas and burgers :P). I have a solution for you all including men who think I don’t give them shopping tips. Haha!

All you need to do is to follow these steps and BAMMM!! You have a super organized closet and some crazy cash in your wallet! So let’s begin 😀

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Super friendly App
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Super friendly App
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Variety of Categories to choose from
  • Go to your Playstore or App store and download Elanic on your phone.
  • Create an account and click some good quality pictures of anything that you would want to sell from your closet.
  • List/Add these items on your profile by clicking on the “+” icon where you will be taken to a page that has an option to add your pictures, choose categories, details of your product like color, brand, size etc and the price at which you would want to sell these items.
  • The Elanic guys then check your listings and approve them and that’s it! All you have to do is sit back and relax. Isn’t that something we all love to do 😀
  • Once someone likes your product and decides to buy it, you will receive a notification on the app as well as an email and they would send a mail guy to pick up the product from you. See I told you that you have to just relax!
  • The product is then undergone a strict quality check to ensure there’s no damage and is as per the details given by you on the app and then is sent for sanitization to ensure that the product is squeaky clean and is as good as new.
  • This product is sent to the buyer in a nicely packed zip lock with a cute note and that’s it. The product you have been taking care of all this time is definitely going to be loved and taken care by it’s new owner 🙂
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Key features of Elanic

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The entire process takes 7-10 days and the buyer has an option to return the items within 3 days of receiving it. If you wish to buy some awesome stuffs like branded denims or a chic jacket, you can even search your desired product on Elanic App and you might be lucky to get amazing deals. I have bought so many things from the App and trust me guys, they are some of my best purchases. They look as good as new and at some really great price.  Here’s a small video on the entire process I explained above: How to sell and buy on Elanic

 

Tips to make a quick sale:

  1. Make sure to click good quality pictures of the product you are selling.
  2. Add as many details as possible about the product, like the material, size, how many times it has been used etc.
  3. The prices should be reasonable keeping in mind, it’s pre-owned and if someone really wants to pay a high price, they can as well go to the store and buy a brand new product.
  4. Don’t refrain from negotiating to get your closet empty as soon as possible.

I have listed a few items on Elanic and you can find me with the username @quirky_wanderlust and shop some of the products that I have never used at all or have hardly used once or twice. I will be listing many more products on my profile and you can get all the updates of my new listings by following me there. Guess what! You can even avail an Elanic Credit of Rs 200 by using the Referral code AM200. Now you can buy from the closets of many fashion bloggers on Elanic apart from me and make sure you are up to date with the latest trends. So what are you all waiting for!! Go ahead and download the Elanic app and sell all those clothes and accessories that are just lying in your closet unused and make way for new ones.

If you have already used the Elanic App, do let me know your experience in the comments section below and I would love to know what you think of this cool concept.

 

Till then stay awesome 🙂

Date Essentials for Men- A woman’s perspective!

Holaaa!!

The last post kick started my #VDayWeek special series for this whole week and today I am here with a special post for all the men out there who have a date to go to this 14th Feb. Dates,especially first dates can be nerve-wracking, but I promise you they’ll be less if you go in with the right attitude and the right look, of course. And if you need a little more direction, here are the must-have essentials when you have a special date to look forward to.

  • Clean yourself up: Get off work early so you can go home and change with some good amount of time in your hands. If you smell bad, shower – in the bathroom and  not with your perfume :P. Brush your teeth,shave and comb your hair. Make sure your face isn’t shiny or oily because she’s not expecting to meet a grease ball on her date. 91XI2OdMP2L._SL1500_
  • Keep your wallet full: It seems the whole world has gone plastic, but a gentleman should always have cash on him, particularly on a date. This is important when you are looking in your wallet to provide change to the parking guy and of course asking your date to pay won’t be that impressive right?? 

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  • Perfume: There’s no need for ultra-fancy colognes or overpowering body sprays. But keeping a sample size perfume in your pocket or wallet ain’t a bad idea, especially for those who tend to sweat a lot. And this is from my personal experience, guys who smell bad, ahh ahh, not impressive at all.Titan-Steel-Edp-Men-100ml-SDL749131557-1-10202
  • Be on time: It’s important to avoid being late when picking a girl up, check for traffic an hour before your estimated time of arrival. If it looks like you won’t get there on time due to traffic, make sure that you leave early. Wearing a watch will look sophisticated and give an impression that you value time.7713b583606f60d4160306c4bd5fca37
  • Check your breath: Before meeting your date, make sure that your dry mouth hasn’t produced any noxious fumes. Keep a pack of mints or gum in your pocket or drink some water before you talk to your date. Trust me, your date doesn’t want to smell what you ate for dinner the rest of the nightmr-men-mints
  • Don’t overdo the outfit: Don’t throw on just any old t-shirt for the first date. You know where you’re going on the date, so dress appropriately for it. If it’s a five-star restaurant, wear a dinner jacket. If it’s a movie, wear a clean shirt or a tee shirt with no fancy writings on it. Denim is fine for a first date, as long as you don’t go crazy. There will be plenty of time to showcase your casual look later on with acid washes, rips, patches – whatever your heart desires. For now, stick with a straight, dark pair of denims.fashionable-clothes-for-men-2012
  • Clean shoes: Never underestimate the power of a good, solid shoe. Women have a thing with shoes and I can bet she will look what you are wearing. You can wear anything from canvas sneakers to loafers, but just make sure they are clean, stylish, and functional. dating-tips-for-men-first-date-shoes

These are just the basic tips that you need to think about before going out on a date anytime and not just Valentine’s Day. It’s not very hard to make yourself  presentable as it all depends on your willingness to make an effort for the woman that you like.

Till then stay awesome and wait for tomorrow’s post 🙂

Skin & Hair Care routine for a perfect Valentine’s Day Date

Hello my lovelies!!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and many of you would have already started planning over your outfits and things to do on your date. Love is in the air! But this Valentine’s Day you need to love your skin and hair first and start indulging in proper skin and hair care to look your best on your date.  Don’t forget to give that extra care and pampering to your skin as well before going for that SPECIAL Date with your boyfriend, husband or even with your girl gang (for those who think valentine’s day is only for lovers, HELL NO!!).

Here are a few ways you can pamper yourself a bit more a night before your valentine’s day date!!!

  • Cleansing: When I say cleansing, I don’t mean just your face but your entire body. Use a good body scrub/polish to remove those dead skin out and get a healthy and glowing skin. Also, use a facial cleansing brush and good face exfoliator to remove all the gunk and clear out your pores so that you look super fresh for that special date. Don’t forget to scrub your heels too, since this well get you to a relaxed mode and clean away all the week’s dirt to flaunt those sexy heels.
    Strawberry Body polish by Body Shop
    Strawberry Body polish by Body Shop

     

 

 

Cleansing Brush from Forever21
Cleansing Brush from Forever21                                        
  • Hair and Scalp: Indulge in hot oil hair massages for your scalp and hair by adding some CURRY LEAVES and heating the oil. You can keep this oil overnight and then wash the next day with proper conditioning. Follow this routine every week to keep hair nourished, shiny and damage free. You can also use home-made hair masks to get softer tresses.

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Macadamia Hair Mask

Macadamia Hair Mask

  • Take steam:  Taking steam for both face and your hair will make sure that the pores are squeaky clean and also your hair becomes silky smooth once you are out of the bath. Giving steam to your hair makes sure that the oil that you have applied before goes deep into your roots which stimulates the growth of healthy hair.Increase the pleasure of a facial steam by adding a few drops of essential oil to the water to have a relaxing effect.
Facial steam with essential oil
Facial steam with essential oil
  • Essential oils and Bath salts: This is an awesome way to give you the benefits of aromatherapy  which is great for your body especially to relax your mind. You don’t have to limit yourself to bath salts. Feel free to add bubble bath, bath oils, bath beads, bath bombs, and anything else that helps you relax. Once you are done, you’ll come out of the bath with baby-soft skin. 😀
Bath salt from Soulflower
Bath salt from Soulflower
Tea tree oil from Khadi
Tea tree oil from Khadi
  •  Sheet Masks: There are so many sheet masks available in the market these days and they are a great way of giving enough moisture to your skin without the hassle of going to a salon. Sheet masks are now available not only for your face, but also for hands and feet too which can give you the benefits of at-home mani-pedi experience. You can find more about sheet masks HERE and HERE
Sheet masks for feet and hands
Sheet masks for feet and hands
  • Manicure-Pedicure: Talking about mani-pedi, there are so many options available these days where the beauty treatments can be done right at home. You can avail at-home beauty services from companies like HOUSEOFJOY.COM or LOCALOYE.COM and get those lovely feet and hands super soft and supple and put on some beautiful nail color.
Relax and use beauty service option at home
Relax and use beauty service option at home
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Or go to a salon like me to get mani-pedi (Location: JCB, Bangalore)

Follow these 6 simple steps right from today and by 14th of February, you will see a huge difference in the way your skin and hair looks and feel. These are very easy steps and won’t take much of your time if you include a few steps each day.

What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day???Do tell me if you have any more tips that can be included in this skin and hair care routine and we can all benefit out of it 😀

 

Till then stay awesome 🙂

 

Flaunt that body with these amazing prints this season

Hi everyone,

How are you all doing? I hope you all have great plans for the weekend 😉 I was really happy with the fact that prints have come back in fashion and the sole reason why I like it is, it hides all those problem areas that we guiltily try to shy away from most of our lives. Nothing makes heads turn like the perfect print. But knowing which designs enhances your figure and learning how to style them flawlessly are some of the key factors to revamp your closet. So let me take you through a few prints which are my favorites.

POLKA DOTS: 

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This has been always my favourite favourite print. From dresses to tops to even my underwears have been filled with polka dots when this fashion had just come in . HAHAHAA. TMI!!

But always make sure to go for smaller polka dots as BIG polka dots make you look childish and a little at the bulkier side too. My suggestion would be to opt for darker shades of clothing with a contrast polka dots color and then you watch how the spotlight will be on you 🙂

FLORAL PRINTS:

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My second favorite has to be the pretty floral prints. This is the best print to style up for your summer and spring season. But don’t think that florals can only be a girly thing. You can make it look all sophisticated and chic by teaming up with the right accessories, shoes and even outer wears like blazer and coats. But be very very careful as this print can make you like huge and wide if the right print is not chosen according to your body frame. If you have a broad figure, do not wear long sleeved clothes as this will accentuate all the wrong areas and make you look bulky. Team it up with some statement pieces like a nice golden bib, a cuff and a thin belt to cinch that figure and you are good to go. 😀

STRIPES:

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If you are broad and short like me, then this is the best print for you. But as per the stylists, never go for horizontal stripes, as this will only make you look shorter and add weight to your body. The best option is to go for vertical stripes or even zig-zag or horizontal stripes. They make an illusion of a slimmer body and draw the eyes up and down, giving the illusion of height. Be sure that your clothes are tailored to fit you perfectly. If they are too tight or baggy, it can make your stripes lumpy and uneven, making you to look weird.

ANIMAL PRINTS:

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Though I’m not a big fan of this print when it comes to clothes , but it’s been one of the most styled prints among celebrities, be it HOLLYWOOD or BOLLYWOOD. The most iconic one is the famous leopard print. You can find this print on handbags, shoes, leggings and dresses. If you plan to wear a leopard legging, keep the top plain and the vice versa applies as well. It can look a bit tacky, but if you think you carry off that style, go ahead girl!!! I like this style usually in bags, belts and even hair accessories.

HOUNDSTOOTH:

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This is one pattern that is just universally flattering. Be it a petite woman or a curvy one, this just makes you stand out in the crowd. The reason behind it is, there’s so much design and pattern in it that there’s no part of the body where one can concentrate separately. My style tip would be to make sure the accessories and your shoes match up with the color of the outfit. This print is best if you want to flaunt a classy look. 😉

NAUTICAL STRIPES:

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And the last one is the sailor-inspired stripes. They give you a very retro look and if you like to add some ooph to your appearance, this is the right print for you. This print just screams SUMMER in all its true sense. Classic black and white stripes have been around for ages, as one of the most beloved patterns in fashion history. Ever since Coco Chanel sported the timeless pattern on a boat neck shirt, it has become a popular summer choice for fashion-forward women all around the world, not just for young men catching fish on a boat. Pair a good nautical striped tee with your jeans or shorts to go for a sporty look. But if you want to play all quirky, wear a crop top with this pattern with some flared skirt and pumps and see what magic you do to the crowd.

So these were some of the major prints that are in vogue and I’m sure there are many other prints as well. If you guys know about other prints, do let me know in the comments window so that I can try them too. You see, there’s nothing exciting than gaining some knowledge about FASHION from my readers. I’m no fashion expert and these are just my personal choices and I hope you like some of these at least  🙂

 

Happy weekend 🙂