body care

6 Fruity Products For An Exotic Summer Kit

The one thing associated with Summer is all the refreshing and vibrant produce flocking fruit baskets, markets and picnic tables. And if our palate is getting the season’s freshest fruits, can our skin be far behind? Here are 6 fruit-infused products for a little summer in your vanity kit.

 

  1. The Body Shop Banana Conditioner

This one’s for all the minions out there (all you banana lovers listen up!). A thick and creamy banana-rich formula, this nourishing conditioner leaves your hair conditioned, soft and tangle-free with a fruity banana trail.banana conditioner body shop

 

  1. L’Occitane Shea Zesty Lime Hand Cream

Pamper your palms with the goodness shea butter for softer hands. The cream protects and invigorates the skin, leaving behind a zesty and lasting lime essence.43023_A1.psd

 

  1. Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Mango Shampoo

Bid adieu to dry frizzy hair with Burt’ Bees mango-infused potion. The Super Shiny Mango Shampoo is enhanced with Mango Seed Oil, which leaves your hair looking shiny and feeling super soft and healthy.Burt_s_Bees_Super_Shiny_Mango_Shampoo_295ml_1367508350

 

  1. Kama Ayurveda Bhairavi Revital Massage Oil

Fortified with the hydrating and nourishing prowess of Jojoba, Orange, Rosemary and Bergamot oils, this 100% natural massage oil calms your body and senses, relieving it of all stress and pain.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.17.13 PM

 

  1. Forest Essentials Body Lotion Ice Pomegranate With Kerala Lime

A fragrant blend of ice pomegranate, refreshing Kerala lime and caramelized sugar crystals, this fragrant body lotion moisturizes the skin to leave it soft and supple. The formula is enhanced with kokum butter and organic beeswax, it provides natural hydration for smoother skin.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.17.29 PM

 

  1. Innisfree Whitening Pore Mask (Tangerine)

Get ride of dark spots, uneven complexion and patchy skin with Innisfree’s Vitamin C rich whitening mask. The super fine mask caresses your skin, imparting all its goodness over to give you nourished, clearer and brighter skin.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.16.34 PM

5 Khus Infused Products For The Season

KhusBelieve it or not but khus a.k.a. Indian vetiver is soothing not just as a sherbet. The aromatic plant has a number of other benefits like healing, nourishing and cooling the skin. And god knows we need that right now! Here are 5 vetiver-rich products to smear on this season.

 

  1. L’Occitane Vetyver Eau de Toilette

This fragrance for men is a breath of fresh summer air in a bottle. The concoction is infused with woody and sultry accords of vetiver enhanced by the oh-so sensual cedar wood and nutmeg.33767_B1.tif

 

  1. Kama Ayurveda Natural Khus Soap

Fortified with the natural goodness of vetiver, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, this natural khus soap is the perfect remedy for summer-stricken skin. The oils restore the skin’s pH balance while the khus keeps the skin supple and toned.41EbHJhP0NL._SY355_

 

  1. Fabindia Khus & Aloe Vera Body Wash

With a soothing blend of vetiver and aloe vera, this organic body wash keeps the skin soft and cool whilst letting it be well hydrated.fabindia khus

 

  1. Forest Essentials Body Mist

Spray on the cooling virtuousness of vetiver this summer. The potion, which is a fragrant blend of sandal wood and khus, softens and hydrates the skin, leaving behind a pleasant tranquil aroma.forest khus

 

  1. Ananda Grounding Body Oil

Pamper yourself with the fusion of pure essential oils of Sandalwood, Rose and vetiver. The calming blend of oils, rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, nourishes your skin deeply while providing a sense of calm.grounding_body_oil_1

 

Now keep calm and trust vetiver.

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: THE WEEK’S TOP 5 CRUSH-WORTHY PRODUCTS

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people, and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about a healthy pout! Now that we have mastered the art of picking out the best tints for our lips, why not work at plumping ‘em up real nice? Here are the top 5 lip care products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this week!

 

  1. MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm

The beauty house is all set to launch a new lip care product this June. Behold the Tendertalk Lip Balm, a color-changing lip balm, which adjusts its shade according to your skin’s chemistry. The hydrating stick will be available in five hues starting from a soft baby pink to a fierce berry shade.MAC-Cosmetics-Tendertalk-Lip-Balm-Pretty-Me-Up

 

  1. Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening Lip Balm

Enhance the look of your lip stain while maximizing the hue for a gorgeous result with this backstage essential from Dior. The product not only lights up your pout with its natural color but also doubles as a moisturizing and protective layer.dior addict lip glow

 

  1. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

Plump up your smile with Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. The hydrating formula contains moisturising Beeswax and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished. A final hint of Peppermint Oil provides that one-of-a-kind refreshing tingle to give you smooth and supple lips.burts bees lip balm tin

  1. The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care Stick

Give your lips a kiss of Vitamin E enhanced with SPF 15 that soothe and protect your lips against the drying effects of the sun, wind and cold weather.body shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15 r

 

  1. Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer

Enrich your lips with a dollop of healthy organics with the Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer. Available in three flavors – Puerto Berry, Vanilla & Lavender and Cherry Blossoms – the lip moisturiser plumps up your pout with the natural goodness of organic beeswax, avocado butter, kokum butter and vitamin oil to name a few.c0f491f7-5735-457b-8f71-6e040f96dc8d

 

Or you could save your pennies and whip up some DIY lip moisturisers at home!

 

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7 Common Beauty Myths Busted

How many times have you put away a particular product because someone told you it causes acne; emptied your wallet because expensive make up is obviously better than inexpensive ones? Or even guzzled down gallons thinking it’ll heal dry skin? Lost count, right?

Sorry (not really) to burst your bubble but more often than not, what you think is a beauty “tip” is really a myth. We’ve debunked 7 most common ones for you!

 

  1. Oily Skin Needs Little Moisturizing

Nope, not rue. Oily skin needs proper hydration as well. In fact, oil and creams can actually result in the skin producing lesser oil in the long run. Also, if you leave your skin sans any moisturizer, it will overcompensate by producing more oil.Oily-skin

 

  1. Make Up Causes Acne

Only if you cake your face with it and refuse to remove it properly before going to bed everyday. Foundations and concealers are formatted in a way so as to not clog your pores. That said, not taking it off at the end of the day using a proper cleanser or make up remover will cause acne.woman applying dry cosmetic tonal foundation on the face

 

  1. Skin Gets Used To The Skin Care Products

… And they eventually stop working. Okay, that’s like saying, “your body will stop reacting to healthy diet and carrots will no longer give you a good eyesight”. Your skin does show more improvement to certain products initially because in the longer run it will already have improved, Einstein! Just like continued carrot consumption will not give you a 10/6 eyesight.

Though this does stand true in the case of shampoos. Your hair, unlike the skin, builds a resistance to the same concoction over time. So it is okay to switch your hair care product every once in six months.hair-skin-care-products-1411691

 

  1. Water Heals Dry Skin

Here’s the thing, beauty ain’t math. If skin minus hydration is dry skin then dry skin plus lots of water won’t make it healthy and plump. Dry skin means a damaged skin cells (or as the folks in lab coats call it – intercellular matrix). So a lot more than good ol’ H2O goes into restoring the moisture of your skin. Think creams, hydrating balms and the works.skin-are

 

  1. Shaving Results In Thicker Hair

Seriously, who even started this? Half my life has been a bout of guilt post the shaving. Fact is, shaving has zero effect on hair thickness or growth. The prickly spokes that grow back are actually the thicker part of the hair shaft because the razor cuts the hair straight across the shaft which is why stubble feels harder.

And while we are at it, know this too: waxing more often will not reduce hair growth or make it thinner. There may be short-term thinning but in the long run the hairy nature of your limbs remain unimpeded.shaving-legs_2718931b

 

  1. Organic Beats Chemical

There is hardly a soul that isn’t harping about the pros of au naturale beauty regime. Hell, even I’m a sucker for all things organic and ayurvedic but that doesn’t make the products available in the market any less effective or good. For example, many antioxidants are naturally derived, but by the time they are extracted, purified and processed, they are far from their natural beginnings. So unless you completely trust the source of your organic paraphernalia, don’t dive into it.natural-makeup-may-not-be-safe-537x402

 

  1. Plucking Grey Hair Will Cause Two More To Grow In Its Place

Ladies, it’s a grey hair, not your enemy’s revenge. Irony is that the myth-starting grey hair is also associated with having wisdom. Anywho, getting rid of the silver strands will not result in two more sprouting in its place, but it also won’t stop your hair from greying. Because, genetics.Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-Gray-Hair_1

 

Also, Rachael Ray is not the “Becky with the good hair”. Just saying.

5 Benefits Of Feeding Your Skin Some Ginger

gingerYou may relate the root to an all-round throat relief, but ginger is way more than just that. It has a number of properties to qualify as a beauty agent as well. And the best part? The ingredient is one that is almost at all times sitting at the bottom of your vegetable basket. So no running around digging up plants for this one! Here are 5 reasons why you skin should be getting more of ginger.

 

  1. Clears Acne

Ginger is an effective antiseptic and rich in cleansing properties as well, which make it your knight in shining armor if your skin in acne-prone. Make a face mask using ginger, lemon and honey and use regularly for flawless unblemished skin.ACNE-ROSACEA

 

  1. Anti-Ageing

The anti-oxidant rich plant root helps in increasing blood circulation and cutting down on toxins, in turn keeping dull skin and fine lines at bay. Mix together some ginger, glycerin and honey and apply over your face and neck. The pack not only keeps your skin younger but also moisturizes it for a fresher face.worried-about-wrinkles

 

  1. Tones Skin

The root’s antioxidant and toning properties can help give you a lighter and more radiant complexion. Apply the ginger, honey and lemon face mask for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with cool water to reveal softer and brighter skin.skin-brightening-face-packs

 

  1. Treats Scars

A sliver of ginger is all you need to ward off hypo-pigmented scars, which occur when the skin loses its pigmentation. These scars are usually white or lighter than the actual skin color. Simply dab a sliver of ginger on the scar everyday to see visible results within a fortnight.ginger-hypopigmented-scars-1

 

  1. Soothes Burnt Skin

Ginger juice acts as an excellent soothing agent for burnt skin. Applying the extract eases the pain while healing burnt skin to its normal state in about 6-12 weeks. Even a fresh ginger slice can do the trick by simply rubbing it on the affected area 2-3 times daily.ginger_zps023496d1

 

Who’s your favorite Spice Girl now? 😛

5 Detox Waters For A Healthy Body & Beautiful Skin

Detox waters, also known as spa water or flavored water, are a real health trend. And for good reason. The healthy concoction not only makes the daily intake of water a yummier task but also cranks up the health quotient of the liquid. Here are 5 spa waters to take you through summer with a happy body and flawless skin.

 

  1. Blueberry & Orange

A delicious and fruity combo, this flavored water is a great source of vitamin C. Just whirl in 2 mandarin oranges cut into wedges and a handful of blueberries in 6 cups f iced water and sip away.blueberry prange

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  1. Cucumber, Mint & Lemon

This cool (literally) and refreshing spa water is your go-to summer relaxant. The classic antioxidant-rich combination of mint, lemon and cucumber cools and rehydrates the body while aiding digestion. Take 2 liters of water and add to it 1 medium sliced cucumber, 10-15 mint leaves and 1 sliced lemon. You could even put in a 2” piece of ginger for better digestion.cucumber lemon mint

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  1. Raspberry, Kiwi & Peach

As it is evident, the spa water tastes deliciously tropical. The mix is rich in antioxidants, fibers and vitamin C to keep you healthy inside and gorgeous outside. Throw in a handful of raspberries, a sliced peach and a kiwi into 1 liter of iced water and make your system happy and healthy.detox7

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  1. Blackberry & Mint

This combination of nutrient and antioxidant rich blackberries and mint make for excellent flavored water that not only cranks up your health, but also cools down your body. Mash a handful of blackberries into a lumpy texture and add it to 2 liters of iced water along with a handful of mint. Let the fruits infuse for a few hours or overnight for best results.blackberry mint

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  1. Lemon, Strawberry, Apple, Mint & Cinnamon

A rainbow of flavors, this detox water has a number of benefits. The lemon and mint aid digestion, strawberry fights carcinogens, apple plumps up skin and cinnamon improves blood circulation. Add of one sliced lemon, 5 sliced strawberries, 1 sliced apple, few mint leaves and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to around 1-2 liters of iced water for the perfect health cocktail.lemon straw apple mint cinnamon

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Drink up!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: THE WEEK’S TOP 5 CRUSH-WORTHY PRODUCTS

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is a guide dedicated to the well being of your cuticles. Now, if you needed to ask Wikipedia for the meaning of cuticles, you really do need these 5 nail care products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!

 

  1. CND Solar Oil

Fortified with jojoba oil and vitamin E, the Solar Oil by CND heals and repairs the nail and cuticle, nourishing them with every use to give you better and stronger nails and healthy cuticles.es_solaroil_0_0

 

  1. Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream

This cream by Barielle was concocted to condition the hooves of pedigree racehorses, which speaks volumes for its effectiveness. The salve supports the growth of nails that are stronger and resistant of any splits, peels or breakage.abr-001_1z

 

  1. Zoya Naked Manicure Perfector

The perfecting potion by Zoya is essentially a light matte nail lacquer rich in optical diffusers, keratin fillers, micronized reflective color pigments and micro thin film formers to create an ultra sheer veil that removes any nail imperfections, healing it in the process. The perfector comes in 6 different shades each with a different healing power.

 

 

  1. Essie Professional Cuticle Pen

Restore the natural health and hydration of your nail beds with this sleek and mess-free cuticle pen. Designed to avoid any spills or slicks, the pen imparts a non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula enriched with soybean oil, jojoba oil and Shea butter to soften and moisturize your cuticles.essie cuticle pen

 

  1. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

It’s spa day everyday for your cuticles with Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. The buttery balm is rich in cocoa seed butter and sweet almond oil to heal the cuticles while the sunflower oil and vitamin E repair brittle and unhealthy nails.Lemon_Butter_Cuticle_Cream_1

 

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8 Summer Essentials Your Travel Kit Must Have

Ok, I give up. The city is an oven and it is only April! The mere thought that June-July is going to be worse makes me want to sign up for an igloo on the poles. But alas, I refuse to give up the city-life perks for 6 months of dusk and 6 of dawn. Let’s just say it’s safer to indulge in a summer resort retreat. And for that one must gear up. Hear are 8 wellness products to tackle the heat when you’re ‘retreating’.

  1. Shisheido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Wetforce For Face/Body

Do you also at times feel that sunscreen lotions should come with a warning label that says: lasts until you take a dip? Well this Shisheido product sure slams all those hydrophobic lotions. The sun protection formula is fortified with SPF50+ that becomes more effective when it comes in contact with water. Swim away!shisheido sun protect

 

  1. Avéne High Protection SPF30 Lip Balm

Your pout too needs a shield against the Sun. This light and non-oily Avéne lip balm protects your lips with am SPF30 armour against short and long UVB-UVA radiations, leaving it plump and hydrated.avene lip balm

 

  1. Bottega Di LungaVita Sol Leon Suntan Spray SPF20

Save yourself the lotion smearing and rubbing regime with this suntan spray. The water-based spray provides long-lasting water resistant protection and prevents cell ageing.bottega de lungavita suntan spray

 

  1. ULTA Bronze Glow Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion With Shimmer SPF 20

Flaunt some beach swag with this uber chic SPF20 sunscreen enhanced with shimmer and a bronze tint. The cream keeps sunburns at bay, giving your skin a sultry bronze sheen.bronze glow

 

  1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion

Give your hair a beach makeover with Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Infusion. The spray looks, feels and smells like a bottle of seawater, only fortified with a bunch of natural oils and ingredients. The spray gives your hair a nice tussled summer look complete with a fragrant trail.bumble and bumble

 

  1. Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF30

When not at the beach, or by the poolside or whatever water body that gets you going, resort to a fresh look using this spray by Coola. The setting spray comes enriched with SPF30 and keeps your makeup from running despite the sweat and natural skin oils.make up setting spray coola

  1. Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating

So chances are you either forgot the sunscreen home in all the excitement or maybe missed a few spots. Because, hey we’re not elastigirl! This after sun moisturizer by Clarins shall come to your rescue. The formula undoes any and all harm the harsh rays may have caused by instantly hydrating and replenishing the skin.clarins after sun

  1. Phyto Phytoplage Sublime After Sun Hair & Body Oil

Soothe your skin and hair after a long day out in the sun with this after sun oil. Infused with a nourishing mix of erilla, buriti, annatto, and camellia oils that nourish and repair precious oils, it rehydrates, regenerates, and revives the radiance of hair and skin, the health cocktail bring back parched cells to life.phto after sun

 

When is the next flight out of this oven?

6 Products To Pamper Your Body With Lavender

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Lavender is probably one of the most versatile plants. The extracts – apart from being enchantingly fragrant – are a boon for the mind, body and skin. The flower can work as an analgesic, disinfectant, antiseptic and at the same time have a wonderfully calming effect. Here are 6 products to enchant yourself with this beautiful plant.

 

  1. Kronokare Provencal Lavender Smoothening Operator Body Lotion

Perk up your skin with the healing power of lavender. The cream repairs and regenerates newer skin cells leaving behind hydrated skin that smells like a bunch of fresh-plucked lavenders.142416256198377521-kronokare-provencal-lavender-smoothening-operator-body

 

  1. L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream

This soft and non-greasy lavender hand cream, enriched with ultra hydrating shea butter, softens up your palms and gets rid of all the dryness, while imparting an excellent lavender scent.P

 

  1. Eminence Organics Lavender Age Corrective Night Concentrate

Smoothen out fine lines with this boosting serum concentrate with Argan Stem Cell Complex and lavender. Apply a thin layer on your skin regularly before hopping into bed to turn back your age clock a few years.Eminence-Organic-Lavender-Age-Corrective-Night-Concentrate-2723-3434561-1-pdp_slider_m_lr

 

  1. Forest Essentials Diffuser Oil Lavender

A drop or two is all you need to turn your daily routine into a quick calming spa session. Lavender essential oil is known to have an amazingly relaxing effect on the body and can even lull you to sleep! Simply sprinkle a few drops on your pillow before your beauty snooze.forest essentials lavender

 

  1. Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Hair Cleanser

This mild hair cleanser is fortified with hibiscus extracts and pure essential oils of lavender and patchouli. The lavender soothes your scalp while the patchouli cleanses it, protecting your hair naturally sans any harmful chemicals.lavender-patchouli-hair-cleanser_2

 

  1. L’Occitane Lavender Shower Gel

L’Occitane’s natural and organic potion is internationally certified by Ecocert Greenlife. The shower gel gently cleanses the skin while lavender’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities heal the skin to ;eave it pleasantly perfumed.P (1)

 

Lavender cupcake, anyone?

5 Ways To Scrub Off Stubborn Holi Colors

Holi can be extremely enjoyable, until you realize that you have to turn up for work, school or office looking like a character from Avatar.

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Although taking all precautionary measures before the festival is all-good, there are certain colors that manage to penetrate their way even through all that oil and petroleum jelly. Resort to these 5 tricks to rid your skin of all those dogged tints.

 

  1. Curd & Gram Flour

Make a paste of cold curd and some gram flour and apply on your face and body. Leave on for about 2 minutes and wash off using cold water. Refrain from using warm water, as it isn’t half as effective.

 

  1. Egg

Whip up a mixture of egg and apply as a mask on your hair and scalp before hitting the shower. Leave on for about 30 minutes (and bury your nose in some attar) and wash off with regular shampoo. This regime helps washing away the ink and blues from your hair and scalp without sucking out all the natural oil.eggs

 

  1. Honey & Tomato

Mix together honey, mashed tomato (or papaya) to make a scrub. This au naturale scrub is e great way of ridding your body of all the harsh colors.

 

  1. Multani Mitti

Not only is a pack made of multani mitti and rosewater excellent for your skin, it also helps cleansing away the “vibrant marks” from your face. Apply a layer over your face and neck and wash off with cold water after 10-15 minutes.multani mitti

 

  1. Banana, Milk & Honey

Mash together some banana and honey and mix it with cold milk to make a semi-liquid paste. Apply evenly over your scalp and hair and allow it to dry. Wash off with cold water and shampoo.

 

Remember to moisturize your skin well after this “mission” and refrain from washing your face repeatedly as it will make it rough and dry.

 

Bring it on!