Skin Care

Himalaya Youth Eternity Range – Review

January 9, 2018
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Himalaya Youth Eternity Range is much more than just an anti-ageing cream.The primary ingredient of this range being the Edelweiss flower, found only on the mountain slopes of the Alps in Europe, has the power of regeneration which allows the skin-cells to heal and regenerate for a youthful looking skin always. Having been launched recently in the market, the Himalaya Youth Eternity Range has already become the talk of the town, with beauty experts recommending it for all skin types. The range consists of three products – Himalaya Youth Eternity Day Cream, Himalaya Youth Eternity Night Cream and Himalaya Youth Eternity Under Eye Cream. As dermatologists recommend, using all the products of the same range delivers results what a single product is not able to. Keeping up with the advice, I tired the Himalaya Youth Eternity range for 3 weeks before fairly concluding.   MY EXPERIENCE My Experience trying and testing this range was pretty smooth. Just like most of the Himalaya skincare products, this range too is quote mild on the skin, with no visible acne breakouts or oil secretion throughout the day. The day cream suggests application lasts an entire day, but due to the severe Delhi winters, I ended up applying the cream twice a day. The night cream smells floral which works for me, as I love floral fragrances. The application is easy and I only require one pump worthy cream for the face. My face feels a little oily in the morning, but a lukewarm face wash cleanses out it all. The best part, no acne breakouts, which is quite a scenario overtime I apply something new to my face. Although I don’t have dark circles, the Under Eye application has definitely provided ample hydration to my eye area, reducing fine lines. HOW IT WORKS? …

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VLCC Zodiac Facial – Review

December 21, 2017
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India is a country where Astrological faith is taken quite seriously. And India is also a country which is always adapting various forms of beautifying self, be it naturally or scientifically. Amalgamating these two major elements and bringing together a concept, VLCC has anted up the beauty game manifolds. Have you ever heard of VLCC Zodiac Facial? Well, it’s not just a term, but the procedure is indeed backed by an astrological concept which has been studied on for centuries. VLCC Zodia Facial is basically a facial procedure, which is performed using products designed based on one’s zodiac stone. Like I being an Arian was given a VLCC Zodiac Facial – Diamond, as my zodiac stone is diamond. All the zodiacs are dominated by their individual signs, like – Fire, Earth, Air & Water. According to Ayurveda, when our skin cells are stimulated with the help of zodiac stones, this helps to increase skin cell turnover to speed up repair processes and help to reveal smooth and radiant skin. The zodiac-based facials are infused with the ‘bhasm’ of the birthstones relevant to your sun sign. The activated ‘bhasm’ works on the skin to give it the much-needed energy boost and glow The products used in Zodiac Facial (Cleanser/Serum/Pack) are charged with precious Gemstone and have an efficacy of the particular stone effect on an individual. While your sign can shed light on your life, it can also be useful when interpreting what ingredients to use on your skin. The birth stones that we have for you are:  Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, Aquamarine, Opal, Diamond, Peridot, Sapphire, Topaz, Turquoise, Garnet, and Amethyst. My Experience : VLCC being an expert in making you feel pampered and taking their service protocols quite seriously don’t believe in just giving their customers a facial, but making …

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Amatrra Spa Delhi NCR – For Body And Skin

October 9, 2017
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Since time immemorial to this date ladies have been taking care of their skin, hair and body in interesting ways. While Cleopatra bathed in donkey’s milk and Noor Jehan in rose oil water to rejuvenate their skin and prevent ageing, Victoria Bekham eats Salmon daily to last that glowing skin. In the present time, given the high levels of pollution, changing lifestyles and high paced routine, it is very difficult for common people to regularly follow strict beauty regimes. Therefore, sometimes it is advisable to take help from skin professionals. This ensures less mess and quicker results by using scientific as well as tried and tested methods. Contrary to prevalent assumption that cosmetic treatment only means going under the knife and it has many side effects, Amatrra Spa offers practical and non-surgical solutions too for many skin, hair and body related problems. These range from pigmentation, stretch marks, discoloration, moles, scars, dull skin and wrinkles. All these issues are primarily caused by our daily routine. Although we feel confident just the way we are because of our capability, yet there is no denying that getting rid of such dermatological issues can go a long way in boosting our confidence in public sphere. Since we cannot take care of ourselves on a daily basis, it is okay to have these snags fixed with the help of safe treatment by Amatrra Spa. Apart from this, there is a godsend surprise for all those who are battling with excess weight. A painless slimming process is really hard to imagine. But Amatrra Spa has come up with wondrous pain-free and scientifically proven ways to instantly lose up to 3 inches. Their professional health experts customize the diet and nutrition plan after considering one’s bone structure and body type to cater to our specific needs. …

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Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream

February 27, 2017
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This transition from the winter season to the Spring/Summer is more harsh on the skin than any time of the year is. Why? The humidity goes haphazard, leaving a complex situation of right moisturisation to the skin which is needed with the dry weather conditions that surface with this change. I have been using thick lotions and body butters throughout Delhi winters, but this is the time when my skin needs extra care. You might feel that it’s time to put the body butters in storage and bring about the lotions for the summer season, but the SOS call to body butters is pretty much required even now. Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream is absolutely divine in terms of its cocoa fragrance and the product itself. Thick consistency of cream which is actually how a body butter should be, smooth application and long lasting moisturisation on the skin has made be befriend this product till this transition lasts. Priced at INR 270 for 200ml, the tub style packaging of Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream ensures easy usage. I won’t call the packaging travel friendly, but because of its lightweight, you might won’t mind actually taking it all (read : total hydration for skin). Claims? Improves moisture content of the skin Cocoa butter and vitamin E help product skin from damage due to harmful effects of sun and pollution. Helps retain moisture between skin layers by preventing moisture loss Provides superior moisturization, giving you soft and smooth skin My Experience I found this product really helpful to ward off extra dryness of the skin. The pricing is quite affordable with easy application packaging. The application is smooth, the product spreads out on the skin swiftly leaving behind no trails of grease whatsoever. Verdicts I will definitely recommend this product …

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U Spa – The Umrao Luxury Hotel Experience

January 11, 2017
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We recently shared our love for The Umrao Luxury Hotel by sharing a glimpse of this luxurious property on the busy NH8 zone. Now, we talk about its unwinding facility known as U Spa! Just like any other luxury hospitality group, The Umrao too has a corner on the property for guests and members to relax by the pool, get some fitness training at their fitness centre and take beautifying or rejuvenating treatments at U Spa. U Spa in itself is a detailed spa facility which offers therapies like Head Massage, Classical Swedish Massage, Foot Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy. Our team took the Deep Tissue Massage and the Foot Reflexology Massage and both turned out to be equally relaxing. The massage rooms are super spacious with a tea lounge, if you’d like to pamper yourself before or after the therapy. The light setting is calm, the fragrance soothing and the music relaxing to setup the mood right. Both the Deep Tissue Massage and Foot Reflexology lasted an hour with dedicated massage therapists making sure your nerves are soothed and muscles relaxed to perfection. The staff, although limited, knows through and through of therapies, guiding the customers through Spa protocols, maintains a hygienic environment and puts utmost care in maintaining your privacy. Once you are done with the therapy, you can take a pampering bubble bath at their super spacious and relaxing bathtub setup. If you have time constraints or would prefer to sweat naturally, then U Spa also offers fully functional Sauna and Steam rooms. U Spa connects with a fitness centre, wherein residences and members can take up cardio and strength training under the surveillance of expert fitness trainers. In case you’d like to be a regular member of the fitness centre, then they do offer membership packages as …

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WHAT’S IN MY L’Occitane 40th ANNIVERSARY TRUCK?

October 24, 2016
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What do you do when a beauty brand gifts you something artistic and out-of-the-box (quite literally)? You take pictures, blog about it and show it to the world! L’Occitane, a name associated with fine beauty and bath products recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary in India. While the main celebrations took place in Aamchi Mumbai, the other parts of the country with their prominent stores too witnessed the enthusiasm over limited edition products and other great hampers! I too, obliged by the celebrations and visited L’Occitane Saket, Delhi to meet Mr. Aidan Goddard, CFO & COO – Asia Pacific and Mr. John Ho, General Manager – South East Asia; as they spoke volumes about the brand, its legacy and how impressed they are by the feedback they’ve received from the Indian consumers. Agreeing to the point that India now takes beauty very seriously and doesn’t invest in a product unless they are satisfied by its purity and results; be it a drugstore line or an ace beauty brand like L’Occitane itself. Given the fact that L’Occitane is all about bringing natural ingredients into good use, with minimal chemical introduction to the production, I have been quite convinced with the quality of this brand since quite a few time. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary with Indian Consumers, L’Occitane has also come up with a ‘Limited Edition’ collection of Hand Creams and a few other products. Luckily, I got a chance to take back few LE products from their range, apart from a cute L’Occitane truck that definitely needed a special feature for its artistic appeal. While I celebrate L’Occitane 40th Anniversary, I suggest that you visit the nearest L’Occitane store and grab a few LE hand creams since these are absolutely divine and pocket friendly as well! Also, if you plan on gifting something to your …

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Ready Face With Clean And Clear

February 8, 2016
Ready Face With Clean And Clear

Dusky or Fair? Just Smile with your “Ready Face” Life is beautiful. Life is tough. And it is the toughest in the teenage years because then we do not know how to deal with it. Even as adults we do not. Yet in teenage i.e., this transitory phase from childhood to adulthood, we face some kind of issues which are unique only to this age. Like those related to our self perception, our identity, the societal norms and how we deal with them. In this post, we grapple with the idea of choosing between chasing a fair skin, or a ‘Clean and Clear’ natural skin irrespective of the skin shade. Here starts a journey to uncover our ‘Ready Face‘! “How do I look”, we often ask one another without realising how demeaning that phrase is. I am not against looking good. Of course wearing an over sized furry jacket must be avoided on a sunny afternoon! I am more concerned about discarding any issues with one’s own skin! I dream of a face that oozes with confidence, without having to care about what others think. My #ReadyFace is free from the pressure of society’s expectations. A #ReadyFace is jubilant and optimistic to face all kinds of challenges that life has to offer. As a product of our society, people of all ages, seem to be misguided about the idea of true beauty. Many still believe in the ridiculous idea that only fair is lovely! It is evident in matrimonial ads where people are claiming to have a fair skin tone, or demanding the same. It is palpable when at a family function an elderly relative comes to you and congratulates, with great satisfaction, that you look fairer today. And also, when elders advise children not to have tea and coffee …

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What To Expect From Gillette Venus Razor?

November 17, 2015
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After spending an entire month (and a few extra days) trying out Gillette Venus for a smooth hair-free skin, I can confidently say that it’s been a smoother ride ever since! I haven’t touched the sticky wax neither have booked an appointment to get waxed ever since. For all those who have been following my blog, I have already shared a detailed blog post on my Experience of #SubscribeToSmooth challenge.  But then their are certain things that I wanted to point out when you plan on switching or at least trying Razor over your regular waxing experience. Razors For Beginners 1. Always invest in a razor which is meant for a woman’s skin. NEVER ever purchase a man’s razor, because it’s cheap. The man’s razor is harder in built and can leave bruises and cuts if used on your delicate skin. 2. It is always advisable to invest in a re-usable razor, which comes with detachable razor blades. But if you are first time user and would just like to give it a try, try out Gillette Venus’s disposable ones. 3. Don’t forget to purchase a shaving cream while you’re at it. It not only gives you an easier shaving experience, but it also leaves your skin feeling nourished and not ripped off its natural moisture post razor ritual. 4. Keep a towel to wipe your skin out post razor ritual. 5. Always use luke warm water to cleanse the skin afterwards. Harsh hot & cold water can damage the skin, since it takes a few minutes for it to close down its pores and come back to its natural shape. 6. DO NOT use your razor with anyone else. It is a matter of personal hygiene that can definitely not be taken lightly. About GILLETTE, the Brand I have …

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Gillette Venus Razor Experience (Verdict)

November 5, 2015
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Their is often a debate on whether one should use razor for unwanted hair removal or opt for a professional waxing technique. Many people also debate on the fact that hair removal is not necessary and that everyone should embrace their natural instinct. Well, I fall in the category who believes in maintaining a smooth and silky skin rather than matching hairlines with men (tee hee!). But if we purely focuse on the procedure of unwanted hair removal, then I can definitely vouch for using razors over waxing for a better hairless day! If you’ve been following earlier feeds on my experience with Gillette Venus Razor, you’l remember that I took up their #SusbscribeToSmooth challenge and swore to use razor technique for a month instead of the regular waxing rituals. Having been a switcher between razors and waxing procedures in the past, I was pretty well acquainted with both the forms and somewhat knew that the myths around using razors are mere false claims and nothing else. However, since Gillette offers a complete hair removal solution, with skin moisturising benefits, the adaptation to this Venus Gillette experience was different and much better than its counterparts. Why should one use razors? One of the major reasons why I find razors convenient over waxing is its time usage. While waxing takes at least an hour or so to fix up an appointment and get the procedure done, razors easily remove unwanted hair in less than 10 minutes time (depending on your usage experience and convenience). Also, while waxing can mostly be taken in parlours only (god forbid the stickiness and unhygienic experience) situation I’ve fallen into while trying to wax at home, razors are portable and can be used anywhere; in a jiffy. If we talk about the waxing tools (eg. spatula) …

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The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range

October 27, 2015
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Although the summer season is upon a downhill, their is absolutely no reason why not to celebrate the summer spirit still. And what a better way to celebrate the warmth with some freshly pressed Mojito drink, eh? The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range too celebrates the rastafari spirit of the warm season. We have all used skincare ranges that are based on fruity fragrances. The Body Shop too is known for its array of fruity skincare products that are a hot favourite throughout the year long. This year though, The Body Shop has taken food-fragrance inspiration to a whole new level, by introducing a mocktail based skincare range. Named after the famous drink ‘Virgin Mojito’, the range is based on key notes of lemon and mint. The range consists of 5 skincare products. Scrub up! Invigorate tired skin with a blast of our zesty, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Scrub. Prepares skin for moisture Lifts away dead skin cells Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 1295/- for 250ml   Lather up skin with our invigorating Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Shower Gel to leave it feeling clean and refreshed. Soap-free, lather rich formula Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint Made with Community Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar from Paraguay INR 425 for 250ml   Scoop up our lightest, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet to quench your skin with moisture. Our crisp sorbet texture instantly melts into skin for a frosty burst of fresh moisture. Up to 24-hr hydration Light and fast absorbing Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 795/- for 250ml   Smooth on fresh hydration with our Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Butter, refreshingly fragranced with a twist of …

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