Is Almond, Milk and Honey Shower Cream from The Body Shop A Best Pick???

Hey pretty,

Who doesn’t like a long shower or relaxing bath…!?? We all do. I know not everyone has the privilege of enjoying a long bath in a bath tub. (nor time to enjoy it every morning)… Least we can do to enjoy the bath is to chose a nice aromatic bath gel or a bath cream. Usually post bath, our skin scream for more moisture. Choosing a moisturizing shower cream would be a wise idea.

The other day I had been to The body shop outlet in Westend mall Pune to do a mini haul. Since I was bored with the shower cream I was using, I picked up this one. Only point which made me pick this up was its fragrance. It’s a sweetest fragrance. Smells like sweet candies.

Well, did it any good to my skin??? Read on…

Brand:

The Body Shop

Flavor:

Milk, almond and honey.

Price:

495 INR For 250 ml

What Product Claims:

Calm as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

  • Calming and caring shower cream
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, clean and cared for
  • Suitable for sensitive, dry skin
  • Made with almond milk Enriched with Community Trade honey and almond oil
  • Hypoallergenic fragrance
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Enriched with community trade Almond Milk from Spain

Packing:

Comes in a transparent sturdy plastic bottle. Transparency makes it easy to get to know the quantity left inside.

The flip open cap is an advantage. As you can squeeze the bottle and get required quantity of cream out.

The cap is quite tight so no worries of spillage.

PS: in the past I have used many shower gels from The Body Shop. If you drop the bottle down, you might end up breaking the cap. Thus making it difficult to carry while you travel.

Till you break it, you are good to carry this with you while you travel.

Color :

White

Texture :

Creamy

Fragrance :

This is a typical the body shop fragrance. This the fragrance you smell when you enter the shop.

This is a fresh candy fragrance, neither light nor empowering fragrance.

Does it lathers well :

Not really. That’s the major difference between a shower gel and a cream. Shower cream is thick in texture thus doesn’t lather as good as a gel does.

Is it moisturizing :

Yes shower creams are moisturizing than a gel. This one is moisturizing. Post shower it doesn’t makes my skin dry. But you do require a good moisturizer post bath in winters. For summers a lighter body cream will do.

Does the fragrance lasts for long :

No. This is a turn down. Post bath also I could hardly smell that sweet fragrance.

Will I repurchase?

For the fragrance while bathing, may be yes.

Will I recommend???

Yes to those who love candies’ fragrance.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4/5

All You Need to Know About Dry Shampoos

Hello,

Imagine when you are not having a good hair day…. Oily scalp, greasy hair and you get a call from your friend about this ‘sudden plans’…

What to do??!!

Head bath is must… If you have short hair, you are quite safe… You can get that’ quick shower’… But, what about gals with mid or long length hair… It’s impossible to take a quick bath, as we really need good amount of time to wash and dry our tresses. You can check the other problems of having long hair here.You can check the other problems of having long hair here.

Even though we can’t take a quick bath, let’s look into this ‘quick solution’…

The name of this quick solution is Dry shampoo…

Let’s get to know what it is… How it works… Pros and cons… Ready???

What is Dry Shampoo???

It’s a different kind of shampoo that does the job without the involvement of water…

How to use dry shampoo???

There are many companies out there who have come up with different flavored dry shampoos.

All we got to do is,

  • Just open the bottle and spray the shampoo on your hair. That’s it. You are almost done.
  • When we spray it, there is this white residue left on hair, so you got to blend it by running your fingers through hair.
  • Combe your hair nicely… And you are done.

You don’t have to use water to moisten or to rinse it at the end. Time-saver huun??? 😉

Pros of Using Dry Shampoo :

  • You know now that it is time saving. In terms of bath time as well as time we spend on drying hair post bath.
  • Saves water.
  • Smells good.
  • Results of dry shampooing remains for good three days at least.
  • Adds volume to hair..

Cons of Using Dry Shampoo :

  • It’s costly.
  • It takes time for hair to absorb the shampoo.
  • Dry shampoo makes hair dry.
  • If you have Grey hair, dry shampoo can make it look ashy.
  • Dry shampoo may not work if you have given hot oil massage to your hair the previous night.
  • Even though the brands which have come up with dry shampoos, test the product before releasing it in to the market, there might be some chemical to which your scalp might react.

However,  dry shampooing once in a while should be ok… Find the right shampoo by reading the ingredients… Because yet times we need a quick help to be ready to be a part of those ‘sudden plans’… 😉

It’s About Aroma Therapy

Aroma Therapy…!!!

Ah the name it self sounds so relaxing… Imagine a soothing, calming, aromatic long bath. With candles around and a soft music. Ahhh all the stress of the day will be out of your sight. Bliss…

Let us know some interesting things about this stress buster more… What’s say??? Read on…

What is Aroma Therapy???

As the name suggests it is a type of therapy, which is done to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

Aroma therapy is majorly about aroma massage or bath. Interestingly it is not restricted to only to a bath, massage or candles. The aroma therapy is used in cosmetic industries as well as in food industries. Yes. Some of the natural oils or the aromatic substance they use in order to give that good feeling when you apply cosmetic or open packet of food, yes that is also a part of this therapy. No wonder they lift our moods…. 😉

What are the ingredients used???

Natural oils are the major part of this therapy. The oils extracted from flowers, fruits, barks, stems, leaves etc. are used.

Why You Should Opt for This???

  • The aroma is said to stimulate brain function. Thus boosts memory power.
  • The aroma is so soothing, it lifts your mood up. Thus bye bye depression.
  • The oils used for bath get absorbed by skin. Thus they enter the blood streams and heal the whole body pain.
  • It also calms nerves and blood pressure.

  • If you are insomniac, aroma therapy is for you.
  • Cure for headache.
  • Helps in speeds up healing process.
  • Strengthens Immune system.
  • Improves digestion process.
  • Heals back pain.
  • PMS problems??? Book an appoint for an aroma therapy.

What are the things you should consider before getting an aroma therapy session???

  • The oils used are concentrated. It might not be good for those who are allergenic to it. Consultation is must while you choose the oils.
  • People with respiratory issues must be cautious. The aroma might worsen your health condition.
  • Pregnant woman should stay away from the therapy. As this therapy might result in uterine contraction.
  • Do not go with full stomach for the therapy.
  • If you have skin wounds or allergies you should not opt for this.

What are the things you should ask the therapist???

  • Make sure the therapist is well experienced,, as the choosing of oil for a particular patient requires some knowledge.
  • First and foremost, you should let the therapist know your medical history if any. Thus they will choose the right oil for you.
  • They blend different oils or they use aromatic cream. Ask about the ingredients. it will be useful for your next session. You can even try this at home if you get all your queries get resolved.

I hope this quick post will help you out to get a relaxing bath the next time you are exhausted with your daily stuffs… 😉

Dry Brushing – What??? Why???How???

Winter makes our skin dry and flaky. Isn’t it??? We do take a good care of our face by exfoliating it and by using different products. What about body??? Those dry arms and legs will never let you look good…!!! By taking a little more effort alternate day, we can achieve that perfect glowing skin. When the effort I’m talking about is so easy, I am sure you will include this in your beauty regime for sure.

So, today’s beauty treatment is for the removal of dry skin layer. How??? By exfoliation of course. But, this is a different from all other exfoliation methods. Dry Brushing.

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As it sounds, we are going to use dry brush to brush away dry skin. It has multiple benefits apart from making skin soft. Wanna know in detail??? Read on…!!!

Let me start with right brush selection. After all we need a right weapon to win the war… Just kidding..!!!

Right Brush:

There are multiple types of brushes available in the market which are used for dry brushing. Frankly speaking, different brushes works differently on different individuals. So, what I would personally suggest you is to get the brush from a local drug store instead of purchasing it online. Because you don’t know how soft or hard the bristles are. Thus, you better check it before buying it. Also, most of the online sites do not provide return options on personal care products for obvious reasons.

One more point to check for while choosing a brush is the length of the handle. It should be long enough to reach your back comfortably.

I use this little one for dry brushing. 

You can find something like this brush for dry brushing comfortably.

Once you are done with getting the required stuff, lets know how it is done.

How Dry Brushing is Done ???

It is simple. You got to do this treatment before taking shower or before getting wet. Thus the name ‘dry brushing’. Also make sure you are doing it inside bathroom because when you brush your body, the dry skin flakes do fall on the ground(for extremely dry skin). So, to keep the process clean, carry it in bathroom.

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  • Brush your body with the help of brush gently.
  • Major point to consider is, you need to start brushing your feet first then legs and end it on your chest, towards heart. I will tell you the reason behind it.

What are the Uses of Dry Brushing ???

There are multiple uses of dry brushing your body. To list few :

It Stimulates Lymphatic System –

Lymphatic system is nothing but the system which is responsible for eliminating cellular wastes. Lymphatic tubules which are said to run just below the skin layer should function properly in order to keep our body away from toxic impurities. If they don’t, the accumulation of toxins may cause to some serious health issues. So, when you dry brush, the lymphatic tubules are stimulated. Thus increase their productivity. It is done bottom up manner because, the lymph systems drains in heart. Hence always brush towards chest area.

Exfoliation :

As I have mentioned, the dry flaky layer of skin gets brushed away. Thus leaving skin soft, supple. Glowing skin – Brushing helps in stimulating blood vessels. Thus increases the blood circulation which results in glowing skin.

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Reduces Cellulite –

This is quite common among ladies. Cellulites are nothing but the cottage cheese like dimple on the skin. Usually thighs, stomach, back, around the hips, buttocks and breasts. It has been proved that the regular dry brushing do reduces the cellulite. #HappyDance

Energy Booster –

Many people claim that, dry brushing boost their energy level. You can use this as a stress buster too. Wow stress buster which leaves skin soft, double treat isn’t it???

Cleans the Pores –

If you use soft brush on your face, it is proved to clean the pores perfectly. BUT make sure the bristles are really REALLY SOFT. You do get FACIAL BRUSH in the market.

I use this one from body shop for serving the purpose.

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Now, if you are considering this technique,

here are some of the things you need to take care about –

  • Be gentle. Do not brush the skin roughly, if you do so – you will end up doing more harm than good.
  • Post bath, don’t forget to apply good moisturizer to seal in the moisture.
  • Hygiene is important. Always clean the brush with warm water and soap to keep it germ free.
  • Mainly, do not over brush the skin. Because you don’t want to steal the natural oils of skin. Do you??? I would suggest you to do it on alternative days if your skin is extremely dry. If not, 2-3 times a week should also work for you.
  • Do not use body brush for exfoliating face. Facial skin is very delicate compared to body skin. As I have mentioned above, opt for a facial brush for dry brushing face.
  • Usually dry brushing is done in the morning. Since it has been proved that it increases the energy level, you might end up losing your sleep if you do this exfoliation in the evening.

Voila..!!! Now you know one more exfoliation method…!!!

Hope you find it useful…!!!

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Beauty Benefits of Glycerin

Hello,

My favorite month is here December. Love the cold weather and every thing Christmassy(F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Phoebe’s fans will get this…) Have you checked out the snow fall effect in Mygirlypedia pages??? If you are reading this in mobile, switch to desktop mode to feel the snow fall, right now in the page you are reading currently…!!!

Apart from reviewing the best and worst beauty products for this winter, I will also add some home remedies which are tested and proved to be the saviors in winters.

Today’s product is the colorless, odourless and well known product – Glycerin…!!!

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You must have heard or read that the glycerin is the most moisturizing, good for skin etc. etc. I will tell you more detail of this magical product in this post. Read on..!!

Glycerin is a sugar and alcohol mixture. The pure product of this mixture is called as Glycerol and the impure commercial product is glycerin. This is composed of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. Glycerin is widely used in beauty, pharmacy, paper industries and food industries. All thanks to its great moisturizing and non toxic properties. Plus, its inexpensive. Available in all drugstores.

Lets see how can we get most out of this magical liquid..!!

  • You know CTM is the key to great skin. Cleansing, Toning and followed by Moisturizing should be your beauty Mantra. The good news is you don’t have to break your head to find the best moisturizing products for CTM routine for your dry skin. One tiny bottle of Glycerin can replace all the products required for CTM. Budget friendly..!!! Isn’t it???
  • Hands are something which people do notice when you greet them. To keep them soft is something necessary. Wanna know how to do it with the help of glycerin??? Find the whole post with loads of tips about hand care here.

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  • Cracked heels..!! They can make your look from wow to ewww… In order to heal the chapped or cracked dry heels, follow the home remedies I have mentioned here which involve pocket friendly ingredients like glycerin.
  • Chapped lips..!!! Definitely doesn’t look good. Since glycerin is non toxic, apply a drop of glycerin on your dry lips to cure it and make it pinkish.
  • Skin tone can be improved by glycerin. Let me tell you how.. Glycerin is a moisturizing product. It also helps in cell maturation. Thus it leaves kin soft, supple and light toned.
  • Also, applying glycerin on face regularly has proven to reduce the signs of aging like wrinkles.

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  • If you are tired of trying out different products to lighten skin scars or pimple marks, try out this inexpensive one. This will lighten the marks and scars effectively with regular use.
  • When we get a moisturizing product with no side effects, we should ,make 100% use of it. right??? Replace all your nail cream or nail oils with glycerin. Apply a thin layer of glycerin on your nails post removing nail paints. This will keep them protected from getting dried.
  • As I have mentioned before, it is used in soap industries, as a key ingredient. You can prepare bath soaps or bath salts at home too. You can find the steps to prepare your own customised glycerin bath salts here.
  • This is a good news for oily skinned beauties. Glycerin is said to have oil regulating properties. Hence it is ideal for oily skin.
  • If you add a bit of glycerin to your hair conditioner, your hair will thank you for sure for all the moisture.

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  • Mouth ulcers..!!! They are tiny but terrible.. They are caused due to increase in body heat. Glycerin has cooling properties. Applying glycerin on ulcers has said to cure them.
  • Since it is a non toxic and natural product, you can use it on babies as well.

I have used glycerin long back. I am gonna buy one today..!!! What about you???

 

Tips to Stop Hair Fall

Hey beautiful,

What’s every gal’s common beauty problem, apart from pimples.. Ummm I would say Hair fall??? Most of my readers have been asking me to write a post about it… So today finally, I’m writing one.

Just like pimples, there are different reasons why we face this problem.

  • Harmon imbalance
  • Genetic
  • Consumption of Medicine
  • Disease
  • Scalp issues
  • Chemically treated hair
  • Too much styling
  • Change in water

And many more.

So read on to know some of the tried and tested tips for anti hair fall.

Scalp health

This is first point we need to keep in check if you want to have a great hair. If the scalp is dry, you tend to get flakes that’s nothing but dandruff. These dandruff are embarrassing when they fall on your cloth. They also cause hair fall. To treat the itchy/dry scalp, we got to try some home made masks. You can try curd and lemon mask mentioned in the post here.

Oily Scalp??

I have oily scalp too. Hair gets greasy within a day or two after hair wash. I have few quick tips.
First step we can do is, we need to comb hair multiple times. This will spread/evenly distribute the natural oil secreted. You can choose write comb by referring this post.

Second, wash your hair with mild shampoo 2-3 times a week. Avoid washing it daily as it will steal the moisture and makes hair dry.

Third, you can try baby powder for quick fix. Check the post about it here.

Hormonal Imbalance

Due to menopause/ pregnancy/ PMS related issues, it does effect our hair. In this case consulting a good gynecologist and following medication prescribed, will help you.

Hygiene

Make sure you sleep on clean pillow case.
We got to wash our hair at least once or twice in a week. Do you want to know how to wash your hair right??? Please check this.

Comb should be cleaned frequently.
Make sure you use clean towel for drying your hair.

Good Diet

We are what we eat. Try to avoid oily and junk food. They have adverse effect on our skin and hair. Try to eat clean and healthy. Almonds are one of the great food for hair.

This post will help you more with this.

Supplements

I had tried this supplement lately, called ‘Biotin’. This has no side effects. You can consult doctor for the dosage recommendation if you want to. But you can have max 5000mcg per day of this supplement. The regular in take will improve health of your hair and nails.

Massage

Combing hair multiple times helps in not only spreading oil but also helps in blood circulation. So is with a good massage. Massage your head before going to bed. This will help in blood circulation and you will feel relaxed and get a good sound sleep.

Hot oil therapy

You can choose a good hair oil of your choice. Add curry leaves and warm the mixture. Apply this warm oil on your scalp and massage the hair ends. Keep it overnight or keep it for 2-3 hours before washing your hair. This will moisture and nourish both scalp and hair. Thus resulting in growth of hair.

Hot towel therapy

By wrapping hot towel over your head, when you have applied oil will help to work its magics quickly. The heat helps in opening of pores thus helps oil to penetrate and nourish the roots of hair.

Yoga

There are multiple yoga positions that promote growth of hair. Standing upside down being one of the famous asanas. It helps in blood circulation towards head and promotes hair growth.

You can check this post for few more useful hair care tips…!!!

Most important tip…  Stay calm…  Stress kills you within. It effects your skin and hair along with your overall health.

I hope these tips will help you to fight against the ‘hair fall’…

 

Tips to Avoid Freezy Hair This Monsoon 

Hey,

Enjoying monsoon??? Yesterday, I posted about my love hate relationship with rain. A point which I forgot to mention was about how rain treats our hair…!!

They say that rain is not good for hair. In deed it makes our hair dry and freezy. sob

No worries, there are tips for this in mygirlypedia…

Read on to know how to keep your hair healthy this monsoon.

  • Prevention is better than cure

Protect your crown from getting wet. Cover your hair while stepping out.

  • Say yes to Conditioner


Never skip conditioner after using shampoo. You can check this post on how to make most of a hair wash here. So to avoid your hair getting dry, apply conditioner post shampooing.

  • Hair mask 


You can opt for deep conditioning by applying home made or ready made hair masks. I would suggest Loreal hair mask is the best for dry and freezy hair.

  • Hot oil therapy 

Do a good hot oil massage to your scalp at least once or twice a week. Thus makes hair healthier. relaxing

  • Try Hair serum 

Always keep hair serum handy. A coin size amount of serum is enough to keep hair smooth and in place.

  • Avoid chemical treatments 

Chemical treatments like hair smoothening should better be avoided especially in monsoon. It does more harm than good.

  • Less blow dries


Avoid using driers. It will leave hair freezy and steals all moisture.

  • Comb your hair

Brushing or combing the hair distributes natural oil. Thus keeps hair healthy and shiny. You can check which comb suits you by this post. 

These are some of the quick tips I had for you.

I will soon share some best homemade hair masks you can try at home this weekend..!!!

Hope you find this short post useful.

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Beauty 

Hey,

I spend ample amount of time taking care of skin… I am kind of obsessed. I love doing it. After all self love is must. Isn’t it???

There are many of my friends who wants to improve the skin texture but too lazy to do all the rituals. No worries. Today I am gonna share some super lazy tips which you can afford to do,  to achieve good skin.

Read on,  if you are one among those pandas.

  • Cleansing

I know it’s not your type to go and look for a cleanser for your skin type and blah blah blah. So all you need to do is, keep wet wipes next to your bed. Just pull one out and clean your face before sleeping. Removing impurities /dust/makeup is a must.

  • Moisturizer

Na I won’t bother you by explaining toner and stuff. Just apply a layer of good moisturizer before ending your day. No matter what skin type you are blessed with, a good moisturizer is a must.

  • Hydration

You must have heard a lot that we need to drink lots of water. Yes we need to. This will keep body mind and Skin healthy.

  • Vitamins

If you are too lazy to follow good diet or beauty steps, consume vitamin supplements. But yes, you have to take an extra effort to meet a good doctor before consuming.

  • Lip care

I know lip scrub or primer are not in your world. Haha but we need to scrub lips to get rid of those chapped surface. Ummm how will I do it??? Simple.. Just gently brush your lips after brushing your teeth with the help of toothbrush.

  • Makeup

Foundation concealer etc might sound like rocket science for some girls.  So I will tell you simpler makeup tips.

  • Eyes

Kajal..!!!  A stroke of Kajal we need to conquer the world. If you want to know how much kajal means to us, check this. 

  • Smudged Kajal Look 

Apply kajal before going to bed. You will have naturally smudged eye makeup look the next morning.  But avoid doing it everyday. As sleeping with eye makeup on is not recommended on daily basis.

  • Lips

Apply a good lipstick or a tinted lip balm. You are good to go.

  • Face

If you are a dry skinned beauty, dab some moisturizer before applying a day cream. If cream has SPA/SPF content, it’s added benefit.

  • Lazy to apply body lotion? 

Drop few drops of essential oils to the bathing water. This will take care of body moisture after bath.

  • Hair wash!!! 

Too lazy to wash hair???  No worries…  Dry shampoos are your Angeles.

  • Hair style 

Tie hair in a bunch before hitting the bed. You will wake up with nice wavy hair in the morning.

  • Excess sweat

Keep tissue papers handy. You don’t have to go shopping for product to solve this problem. Just pat a tissue paper on your oily zone and and you are good to go as the tissue absorbs all the sweat.

I hope these tips will transform you from

“This gal is pretty lazy”

To

“This lazy gal is pretty ”

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How to Prepare Bath Salt at Home

Hey sweetie,

Have you checked my previous post about relaxing bathing with bath salts??? I have promised to write about steps to prepare these magical crystals. So here I am with the promised post.

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So read on to make the bath salts and enjoy the spa day at home…!!!

What are the ingredients we need??

I will tell you 3 different types of bath salts’ preparations. I am gonna mention the uses of ingredients we need for preparing all of them in one single list.

  • Salt
    Epsom salt – For base.
    Sea Salt – For healing properties.
    Himalayan Pink Salt – To increase mineral quality.

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  • Essential Oil
    Who doesn’t love the nice fragrance bathing experience. To get that aroma, we will add some essential oils.
    You can choose any of the essential oil of your choice. Here are few suggestions.
    Floral – Rose, Lilly, jasmine
    Fruity – Vanilla, citrus
    Strong – Peppermint
    Mixture of any of the above.

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  • Dried herbs
    You can add dried herbs / dried fruits / dried petals to your salt. It will add aroma and increase the effectiveness.

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  • Food Color
    This is optional. But, if you add some food colors to salt it will look more attractive for sure.

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  • Glycerin
    For adding moisture

 

  • Baking soda
    For whitening property

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  • Borax and kaolin clay powder 
    For softening water as well as your skin. Help in curing in muscle strains and tension. Plus, they also have mineral properties.

 

Ready???

Shall we start with the preperation???

Oook..!!!

  • Bath salt 1: Colorful Cutie

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Step:1
Take Epsom salt and sea salt, one cup each.

Step:2
Take one table spoon of your favorite essential oil.

Step:3
Take the dried herbs/petals/fruits. You can put the petals/herbs as a whole or you can grind them into fine powder. I personally prefer adding the powdered petals instead of adding them as a whole.

Step:4
Mix the salt in a bowl.

Step:5
Add the powdered petal/herbs. Mix them with the mixture of salt.

Step:6
Add essential oil and food color. Stir them well. Make sure whole mixture is flavored/colored uni-formally.

Step:7
Store the salt in an airtight container. Enjoy your bath by adding this salt to your bath tub.

Easy enough na???

Shall we start with the second one then???

  • Bath Salt 2: Moisturizing Bath

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Step:1
Take one cup of Epsom salt and one cup of baking soda.

Step:2
Take one table spoon of essential oil and glycerin.

Step:3
Take the dried herbs/petals/fruits in suitable form i.e. powdered or whole.

Step:4
Mix the salt in a bowl.

Step:5
Add the powdered petal/herbs. Mix them with the mixture of salt.

Step:6
Add essential oil and glycerin. Stir them well. Make sure mixing is done nicely.

Step:7
Done. happy dance Don’t forget to store it in suitable container.

Next one???

  • Bath salt – 3 Softening Baby

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Step:1
Take two cups of Epsom salts, two cups of borax, ½ a cup of kaolin clay powder.

Step:2
Take one table spoon of essential oil for beautiful aroma.

Step:3
Mix the salt in a bowl.

Step:4
Mix 1½ tea spoon of essential oil.

Step:5
Mix the ingredients well and store in a cute container for use.

 

Do try these bath salts. Let me know your experience.

 

It’s All About Bath Salt… 

Hey my lovely reader,

Raise your hand if you are up for a longgg calllllmmm mineral bath… Nice mild fragrance and candles lighten up everywhere…  Sounds relaxing enough ??? OooK…  I can hear you saying “yeahhh…” So today I have something of this sort of relaxing thing to try out this week…

Bath salts…!!! 

Bath salts are the water soluble minerals, used for a great bathing experience. They are the secret to smooth skin…!!!

In addition to the detoxification steps I have mentioned in my previous post, bath salt also helps in detoxifying, exfoliating and smoothing the skin. They also lower blood pressure, muscle soreness and cure insomnia. The next time if you are not getting sleep in the night, you know what to try out…  😉

You might have heard that bathing in sea water cures multiple skin diseases. Just like the Sea salt, the bathing salts claim to cure skin conditions. All thanks to the minerals with soothing properties.

You must be thinking, What these salts are made up of…  Major ingredients of bath salt are magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts), sodium chloride (table salt), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sodium hexametaphosphate (Calgon, amorphous/glassy sodium metaphosphate), borax, sodium citrate, foaming and effervescencent agents.

Some also contain glycerin in them. This helps in adding moisture to our skin.

Colors are added in order to make them look attractive. Odor added to salts helps us to have that aroma therapy experience while bathing. Oil is also added to salts for that extra health benefits.

So how does they work??? 

There are multiple type of bath salts available. With different colors, aroma and they serve different purposes.

  • Some salts like phosphate, help in exfoliation. They softens the calloused skin.
  • Some are water softners. They can reduce the hardness of water and help you have a great bathing experience.
  • High concentration salts help you feel lighter in bath. They increase the density of water thus you feel light and relaxed.
  • Some are meant for cleansing and moisturizing your skin.

How to use bath salts???

These are affordable and quite simple to use.

  • Put two cups of bath salt on a piece of cloth.
  • Tie it to make a bath salt bag.
  • Fill your bath tub with warm water.
  • Dip the salt bag into the water.
  • Get into the bath tub and enjoy the bathing time.

Irrespective of the age group and gender, everyone can enjoy the bath salts. But it’s advisable to consult a doctor before using it if you are allergic or pregnant.

You can pick any of the bath salts readily available in the market. But it’s always more beneficial to use Natural one with no added color or aroma.

I will write post about how to prepare bath salts at home, tomorrow…!!!

Now that you know how to use bath salts, buy a colorful aromatic one and do enjoy a long hot mineral bath to wash away those weekday blues…  💋

Baby spa…!!!

Hey,

How’s day treating you..??? Mid week huun… Almost tired.. Eagerly waiting for weekend. How about a spa??? A relaxing spa is all we need to calm down… Why should only we have fun… How about the tiny humans.. who are tired crawling, crying, burping… How about a spa treatments for these little angels???

Yep there is this spa for babies called ‘Bubby’ at Perth, Australia. This is found by 2 Indian women, who tasted success withing 11 months of opening this little heaven.

The spa involves hydro therapy and baby massages for new born to six months old babies. And yes, they have group booking facilities too..!! So that mommies can have a good ladies time while their babies enjoy their spa session.

Parents who have gifted their babies this amazing spa experience say, that the spa is highly higenic and safe for these little bundles of joy.

Checkout these cute photos to have a cute spa experience for yourself.

  • Hello there…!!!!

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    • Ready to swim….!!!

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Hey… Could you please give us some privacy???

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I am loving it…!!!!

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Mommy… look I am swimming…!!!

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Keep calm… And sleep…!!!

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Hey mommy… I can see you in the mirror…!!!

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I know I am very cute…!!!!

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We are having a great time… Are you jealous…???

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You can check out their website – http://www.babyspaperth.com.au/

I hope these ‘cuteness overloaded’ photos made your day much better…!!!!

 

 

Multiple Ways to Use A Pumice Stone…!!!

Hey You,

Do you agree that for every girl, her mom is her first style icon. A baby girl is so much fascinated by the beauty stuffs her mom uses. It might be a simple eyeliner or a compact. I remember the basic makeup stuffs my mom uses to use when I was young. I also remember that mom use to use a stone to keep her feet and elbows soft. Daughter wants to know each and every detail of that beauty stuffs right…???  Likewise, I used to ask my mom why does she uses this rough stone on her feet. I had heard the word ‘Pumice stone’ for the first time from her and of course why we need to use it. But, I was never convinced by that, as I was really horrified by the fact of rubbing a rough stone against my skin. Till the day, I started using one(when I grew up haha )

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This Pumice stone is a porous material, formed when hot lava comes in contact with water. These are perfect for removing dead skin cells without scratching. Guess what, it was used by Romans and Greeks since ancient times.

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I use Vega Pumice stone. I bought it from a local drug store. You can buy one from here

Let me tell you how to use this:

  1. Dip your feet in warm water for a while, to make skin soft. Dry skin removal is easy when skin becomes soft. You can also use pumice stone when you are in shower.

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2. Dip the pumice stone in water or hold it under running water. It is easier to slide wet stone across your feet.
3. Once the stone is completely wet, rub it against your feet in circular motion gently.
4. Wash your feet with water and you can see the difference. Feet are softer than before.
5. If you find any need for more scrubbing, repeat.
6. Once you are done with scrubbing, pat dry your feet and apply ample amount of good moisturizer to have a happy feet.

How to keep the Pumice stone clean:

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  1. Brush your pumice stone after every use. Since the stone is porous and by brushing it, will keep the pores clean.
  2. After every wash, air dry the stone before storing it back in a dry place.
  3. If you use it frequently, once in a while dip the stone in boiling water for a while, to kill the germs.
  4. When the stone’s surface becomes smooth or stone becomes small, replace it.

 

Do you know this tool serves multiple purposes???

  1. You can use it as a hair remover. Rub the wet stone against wet and soft hand/legs(where you want to conduct a deforestation process haha) in circular motion for a while. Your hands/legs will be free from hair…!!! This process is similar to shaving. It removes hair from skin surface rather than pulling it from its root. Make sure you don’t pres the stone roughly against the skin.
  2. If you are worried of pills on your sweaters, Pumice stone is a hero. Rub a dry pumice stone against pills on the sweater. The porous surface of stone will remove the pills. Again, please do not rub it rigorously as I am sure you don’t want to spoil the texture of fabric. Do you???

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3. Wet pumice stone can be used to clean toilets.
4. Ovens can also be cleaned by this.
5. If you are a pet lovers like me, you know how your home will be full of their tiny furs. Do you know pumice stone can be used to remove the hair from car seats, rugs and mats.???

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  1. You can use it as a manicure tool by rubbing it against your cuticle gently before applying nail paint. Do not forget to wet the stone my dear.
  2. A pumice stone whose surface has become smooth is of no use for removing dead skin cells right. Instead of throwing it away, you can use it in your garden. Adding pumice stone in the soil, helps to retain water and hold onto essential nutrients necessary for plant growth.
  3. These can be used as an aroma diffuser. Due to porous surface, they can absorb the essential aromatic oils. They slowly release the aroma in the air making your home smell fresh.

Those were the quick points about an affordable beauty stone, I wanted to share with you all today.

Hope you found this useful.

 

Cyaaa,

Pallavi ❤

For Beautiful Hair… !!!

Hey You,

Your hair is the crown you never take off. wink

Today’s post is for the “Rapunzel’ in you… !!!
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Some like short hair and some girls like me, love long locks. I am blessed with long, naturally straight but thin hair. We girls are never happy with our natural hair texture, are we???  haha   Rapunzel being my #HairGoals icon during my childhood, I used to dream of long, manageable, healthy hair. But I don’t like the idea of letting the prince climb the fort using the hair… Ouch I love my hair, I cant do that. hehe

I will be sharing the hair care tips I have used or heard. So, read on to achieve “#GreatHair”

 These are big No No, in order to keep your hair in good condition:

1. Over brushing:
Too much is too bad. Brushing couple of times in a day is recommended. As it stimulates the hair follicles and promotes growth. It also helps in spreading the natural hair oil which is accumulated on head over night. But, brushing your hair more often results in dry hair. I have seen some girls who scare me by brushing their tresses so fast and furiously. haha Please stop it because I can hear your locks screaming.
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 2. Tight hair styles:
The tight hair bands cause tension in hair strands and thus making them brittle. I would suggest to keep your hair open or tie them in a lose bun or something in order to keep them healthy.

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3. Frequent use of styling tools :
Girl with straight hair dreams of curly/ wavy hair and girls with curly/ wavy hair are crazy for straight hair. I know, we girls are not always happy with what we are blessed with. So, we opt for styling tools. But, the heat for hair is not at all good. You might be applying a good protecting serum before using the heat. But beautiful, can any serum protect your skin from hot tool.? How can you believe that the serum will protect your delicate hair from burning…!!!

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 4. Combing wet hair:
You might have read or heard lot many times about it. Still, I would like to repeat this point. It is difficult to detangle hair before applying conditioner. When the hair is wet, it is more weak and breaks easily. So, here is the tip. Brush, detangle your hair before washing. This will reduce tangling of hair. Use your fingers to detangle, instead of comb/brush.
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5. Skipping Hair conditioner:
Most of you might skip using conditioner, after washing your hair. But this is a wrong thing to do for your crown my dear…!!! Shampoos do drain out the moisture from hair to a certain extent. As the name suggests, conditioners condition your hair by adding moisture and shine. You have to apply conditioner to hair concentrating on end. Do not apply conditioner on scalp.

6. Washing hair frequently:
 Washing hair frequently results in dry hair. So you can wash your hair twice or thrice (if your scalp is really oily) a week.

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7. Taking hot shower:
Wash your hair with warm water instead of hot water. Hot water damages the hair by making it dry and brittle.

  1. Poor Diet:
    Your diet should be healthy and rich in protein and vitamins. Junk foods do not help when it comes to health, hair and skin.

9. Coloring your hair:
If you want to try different colors on your hair, make sure you take a good care of it post coloring. You will have to use products which are meant for colored hair. Deep conditioning is a must for colored hair.

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10. Chemically treated hair:
I was really fascinated by the smoothened/ straightened hair looks. The hair looks so neat and in place. I wanted to get my hair smoothed sometimes. But, when I got to know the chemicals and heat involved + the care we need to take for it, I dropped the idea. Girl, if you want to smooth-en your hair please make sure you know the procedures, products involved and you are ready to take care of your hair. Deep conditioning, oiling are must in order to maintain the health of your tresses.

11. Smoking:
We all know “Smoking kills. Cigarette is injurious to health”. It is harmful not only to your lungs but also to skin and hair. If you want to look good, start by quitting smoking.
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12. Skipping haircuts:
I have head people saying “If you don’t cut your hair, it won’t grow..!!!” I don’t believe in this logic. Hair growth is from the root, not from the end. I believe hair cut is necessary to remove the split ends and not for growth. Trimming the hair makes hair look healthy and bye bye split ends.

13. Stress:
We get to live this life once, live it with no regrets and stress free as much as possible. The more stress, more damage to overall health. Smile when you still have teeth. hehe

 

Below are some of the tips, which your hair will be thankful for:

1. Hot oil treatment is the savior:
    Once in a week spend some time oiling your hair. You must have heard about importance of oiling your hair from your granny and mommy. Oiling boosts the hair growth, moisturizes scalp, hence avoids dandruff problems.

2. Invest time on certain hair masks:
There are plenty of hair masks available online. But, would love to tell you guys to go for a natural one. You can apply curd for moisture, egg for shine.
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3. Let your hair dry naturally:
 Again, using hair drier, makes your hair weak on long run. Hence, choose air dry over driers.

4. Choose a hair shampoo with no or less harmful chemicals.

5. Pamper yourself with a spa appointment once a month:
Nothing like a relaxing spa treatment. When you get a good head massage, it makes so so relaxed and stress free. The massage also stimulated hair follicles and helps in nourishment and growth of hair.

6. Take vitamin supplements:
Sometimes, our body lacks certain vitamins. We might not be able to get those in out diet. So, its recommended to consult a doctor and take supplements. Biotin is the popular hair supplements. Consult a doctor for appropriate dosage as per your body need.

7. Apply hair serum or live in conditioner:
If you are working in AC environment, your hair tend to become dry and rough. In order to keep your hair manageable, apply a good hair serums. These serums add shine and conditions the hair. Below are some of the good serums I recommend.

a.Livon
b. L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Serum

c. L’Oreal Professionnel X-Tenso Care Serum


8. Protect hair from dust and sun:
 Cover your hair with a hat or scarf when you step out.

9. Tie your hair in a loose bun when you sleep:
This will avoid hair from falling all over your face and disturb your beauty sleep. It also avoids tangling.

10. Use a satin pillow case instead of cotton one:
When you sleep, the friction between the cotton pillow and your hair, makes hair brittle in long run. Instead, sleep on a satin pillow case which keeps your hair smooth.

11. Keep your comb, hair styling tools clean.

12. Good beauty sleep:
Body repairs itself while we sleep. Hence a good 7-8 hours sleep is  a must for beautiful you.

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Tips useful on bad hair day:

There are certain days when your hair becomes oily/ too dry and unmanageable. Below are some tips which will be of use.


 1. If your hair is too oily and you do not have time to wash it, do not worry. Spritz some baby powder to your hair. Brush the hair. Powder absorbs the oil and makes the hair less oily and easy to manage.

  1. Thumbs up for messy hair buns.

  2. Use dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is a shampoo in powder form. It removes greasiness and best part is , it doesn’t need water…!! hence the name dry. But, again less is more. Do not use this on daily basis.

Hope you find these tips useful.

Do take care of your crown you beautiful… smile

 

Pallavi ❤