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5 Super Easy DIY Neem Treatments

You may have had an encounter this leafy wonder if you’ve ever had measles or pox or even acne prone skin. Neem is an excellent natural source of numerous medicinal benefits and although it’s a bit harsh on the palate, it is the best. Here are 5 neem concoctions you can brew at home.neem

 

  1. Face Pack

Neem leaves battle away acne, skin pigmentation, dry skin, acne, black heads and other skin infection. Regular usage of a good neem pack keeps your skin clear, healthy and glowing.

 

  1. Oil

The leaves are a great way of getting rid of scalp issues like dandruff, lice and also boosts hair growth. Massaging this potion into your roots regularly will leave you with long healthy locks to flaunt.

 

  1. Hair Rinse

An easy to make hair rinse, this one too treats all hair issues for thicker, longer and shinier hair like never before. P.s.! Be careful to not let it anywhere near your mouth.

 

  1. Soap

This neem soap is a great way of relieving your body of impurities. Neem also acts as a natural skin toner and its anti-bacterial properties make it a your skin’s natural doctor.

 

  1. Mosquito Repellant

It’s summer and the mosquitoes know it! Stir up this super economical and effective neem mosquito repellant in your own kitchen. Not only is it absolutely chemical free and gentle on the skin but also super-economical.

 

Get up and make friends with that neighbor with the neem tree in their garden!

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

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is an ode to Ayurvedic prophecies. Get ready to heal your skin with the kiss of organics and all things herbal. Here are the products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!

 

  1. Forest Essentials Oudh & Green Tea Body Mist

Infused with fresh aromatic wood and the goodness of green tea, this body mist leaves a long lasting trail on your skin. The natural ingredients impart a warming and refreshing effect whilst hydrating the skin.forest essentials body mist

 

  1. Khadi Natural™ Herbal Cinnamon Essential Oil

Heal your body with the herbal goodness of cinnamon extracts. The essential oil is an excellent potion to rid your skin and body of bacteria, infections, internal discomforts (like indigestion, flu, etc.) and purify your system from inside out.khadi-natural-15-cinnamon-essential-oil-original-imae2xjcahucqwpg

 

  1. Fabindia Organic Face Under Eye Cream

Concocted with 100% natural and organic ingredients including aloe vera, glycerine, sugarcane extracts, cucumber extracts, essential oils and natural spring water, the under eye cream soothes and nourishes the extra-sensitive are around the eyes. It also reduces wrinkles, smoothens crow’s feet and clears under eye bags.20120321-fabindia-organic-face-eye-undreyecrm-big

 

  1. Kama Ayurveda Foot Cream

This nourishing foot cream is just what you need for flawless picturesque feet. Made of 100% pure and natural sweet almond and coconut oils, Shea and coco butter, Vitamin A, E and minerals, it relieves dryness, removes dead skin cells and heals cracked heals, making your heels soft and supple. The essential oils refresh tired feet while the Organic Aloe Vera juice protects the skin.foot-cream-group_1 copy

 

  1. Biotique BXL Cellular Nourishing Cream

Turn around your skin’s clock with this anti-ageing wizard enriched with au naturale saffron, turmeric, pistachio and almond extracts. The formula restores firmness, reduces wrinkles and regenerates radiance making your skin look younger and feel healthier.50_ml_bxl_jars_saffron_dew_1000x1000_1

 

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Nourish Your Body With The Goodness Of Sandalwood

Often romanticized with brilliant fragrance, sandalwood is also a key ingredient in organic and Ayurvedic skin care potions. Obtained from the Santalum trees, the component is also known for its importance in a number of religious rituals and its antiseptic and medical qualities.

Sandalwood can be used in the form of powder, paste and oil that, can further be modifies into creams, packs and soaps fortified with other elements. Treat your skin to the nourishing qualities of sandalwood with these products.Sandal

 

  1. Forest Essentials Extra Rich Body Massage Oil

An aromatic oil enhanced with cold pressed organic sweet almond oil with bala, ashwagantha, Mysore sandalwood and vetiver essential oils, the massage oil tones, relaxes and nourishes the skin leaving it healthy and supple.fec0214039

 

  1. Khadi Sandalwood Face Pack

The all-natural face pack by Khadi Natural™ is enriched with the goodness of sandalwood and almond. The pack is suitable for dry skin and helps cleanse the skin by unclogging the pore and removing dead skin.khadi-sandalwood-face-pack-50-g_1_display_1448013909_8ce8efbc_350x350

 

  1. Ananda Nourishing Sandalwood Lotion

Rid your skin of patchy dryness and dehydration with this nourishing lotion by Ananda. Fortified with generous amounts of sandalwood, the cream heals the skin completely by battling away inflammation and wryness.14293_1

 

  1. SkinYoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask

This saffron and sandalwood face mask has manifold effects on your skin. The sandalwood eases out wrinkles and dryness, while the saffron makes the skin softer, lighter and brighter.793104_1000x0

 

  1. Ananda Light Moisturiser

Infused with balancing rose and hydrating sandalwood, this moisturizer is a tonic for all skin types. The rose extracts stimulate cell renewal and the sandalwood replenishes and reverses visible signs of ageing, leaving your face supple and younger-looking.d8563061df79303a15a7c1ece341dde3

 

  1. Suganda Turmeric Sandalwood Soap

Capture your youth with this soap by Suganda. Bathed in turmeric, sandalwood and natural essential oils like curcumin, your skin will younger and healthier than ever. The soap works wonders on oily skin, scars, acne and eczema and leaves a tantalizing sandalwood trail on your skin.71vDe7wva-L._SY355_

 

Let your skin know what it feels to be young and healthy all over again!

H&M Steps Up The Game With The Conscious Beauty Line

Not that it needed to, but H&M just gave us another to fall in love with the fashion brand all over again. Ok, are you ready for it? Pull a chair if you must. The chain has announced the addition of their very own *takes deep breath* beauty line to the range of products in stores!

Give us a moment while we wipe off these tears of joy.

The range, which is going to be an accompaniment to complement its long-running, eco-friendly clothing line, Conscious Collection, will comprise of almost thirty products including goodies for you hair, skin and body.00440288

“We already offer conscious choices with our fashion collections so it is natural for us to have the same offering within our beauty collection. We always aim to develop our products to high and responsible standards in both materials and production.

“With the conscious range we have taken this philosophy even further. We are very proud to now be able to offer organic beauty to our customers”, Concept Designer at H&M Beauty, Sara Wallander told Nylon.20984784733_ac986dece3_h

The fashion house also revealed that it’d be using qualified organic components blended with essential oils for fragrance. And just when you thought it couldn’t get better, the brand also added that the packaging of the products too would be completely recyclable and eco-friendly.

Environment loving and fashionable! Sigh.

Conscious is slated for an April 7th release along with the launch of H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection.vanessa-paradis-hm-conscious-campaign2

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

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is high on hopes for an early spring. So defrost all your kits and get ready to add some fresh new summer products to them. Here are the products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!

 

  1. No7 Airbrush Away Foundation

The ultra light consistency of this foundation smoothens out your skin flawlessly without sitting in unevenness, wrinkles and enlarged pores. The bottle features a dropper making sure that you never squeeze out too much of the foundation because just a few drops can cover your whole face.No7-Airbrush-Away-Foundation

 

  1. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid

There’s nothing like a sultry matte pout, but our lips could take a break from the dry and parched sensation. Maybelline’s Matte Liquid does just that – provides an unmatched flat finish while staying creamy and soft on the lips.Maybelline-Color-Sensational-Vivid-Matte-Liquid

 

  1. Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Cleaner

Putting your head under water in the morning can be painful, time-consuming and at times harsh for the hair. Hence, dry shampoo. But if you’ve peppered on dry shampoo only to look like you have dandruff (ew!), this product is for you. This water-free spray sprigs out a clear solution (sans chalky deposit) and cleanses away scalp oils, making your tresses look healthy.Shu-Uemura-Color-Lustre-Dry-Cleaner

 

  1. NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30

Get ready to click some flawless #nofilter selfies this summer with the sheer-to-medium coverage foundation by NARS. Available in 12 shades, the oil-free, lightweight formula won’t congest your complexion and the rose fruit extracts keep unwanted shine away.Nars-Cosmetics-Velvet-Matte-Skin-Tint-SPF-30

 

  1. L’Occitane Shea Butter Soothing Fluid

This moisturizing fluid breaks away from the notion that a product comprising Shea butter has to be thick and creamy. The soothing hydrator is super lightweight and sits gently on your skin whilst working magic on it.LOccitane-Shea-Butter-Soothing-Fluid

 

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Here’s Why Sephora Wants To Help Kickstart Women-Lead Beauty Start Ups

Despite the beauty section majorly being flocked by female customers, the beauty industry sees only a handful of brands founded by women. But Sephora wants to help change that.

The beauty magnate has come up with a special training program called Sephora Accelerate to assist women looking to seed their own beauty enterprises.

Corrie Conrad, head of social impact at Sephora, explained: “Even in the beauty industry, where most customers are women, female founders are still underrepresented. We see a unique opportunity to draw from our history of working with entrepreneurs to build a supportive community for early-stage female founders.”banner9

The program commences with a week-long boot camp where founders will be helped in creating their own business model and growth plan. The participants will also be assisted in working on their market analysis and funding strategy.

Additionally, Sephora will also help founders design and strategize their products and introduce them to a guide from the industry. Chosen founders will be bestowed with $2,500 and are also entitled for extra funding in the future.sephora3

 

Although the applications for this year are closed, we have our fingers crossed for a reappearance soon.

So what are you waiting for? That idea you had in your head, get working on it and who knows? You could be the next big name in the industry!

5 Wearables That Have Bridged The Gap Between Tech And Beauty

The latest trend being spotted in the health and beauty arena is L’Oreal’s stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor ultraviolet light exposure via a wearable called My UV Patch. With a late 2016 release slated, is this the start of futuristic beauty?

The exciting part is that the brainiacs over at L’Oreal are not the only ones experimenting with wearable technology. Many scientists and experts have started putting their minds into it as well. Here are some of their hobbyhorses.

 

  1. Digital Deodrant

Last year, Google was granted the patent for a “digital deodorant”, which is a teeny wearable fan equipped with odor-sensing machinery. The gadget emits a gush of deodorizer the moment it detects a foul whiff. Here’s the really interesting bit, the user would also be notified about the stench via social media along with an alternate GPS routes to avoid walking by friends with sound olfactory powers.

Eventhough, the fact whether the company will pursue the idea further is unknown, how many public transport-using takers for this gadget?Shirt-fan-full

 

  1. Conductive Ink

Skin-safe conductive ink, which uses carbon particles to transmit minute electric currents (yikes!) across the surface of the skin, has been here for quite some time now. Among many others testing the invention, software design company Chaotic Moon Studios has crafted temporary tattoos that can monitor health info.

Wonder what’ll happen if we shed a tear, sweat or worse, if it rains?841f2947676447c440fb73ec699a16ca

 

  1. Moisturizer Patch

Scholars at the Northwestern University and University of Illinois have devised a skin patch that monitors temperature changes at the skin’s surface. These changes can indicate changes in blood flow rate, which can give insight into skin hydration levels. The patch is made of 3,600 tiny liquid crystals on a stretchable substrate.

Although, unlike the digital deodorant the patch will not secrete moisturizer or spray anything, the crystals change color as temperature shifts, and an algorithm translates the data, in turn letting you know when your skin needs tonic.image (2)

 

  1. Conductive Fake Nails

Brazilian computer scientist Katia Vega likes a healthy dose of beauty with science. Her Beauty Tech Nails are fake fingernails implanted with radio frequency identification chips that can activate various electronics. Although, the product will not be on the market yet, her research is likely to fuel numerous other innovations.nails.jpg__800x0_q85_crop

 

  1. My UV Patch

So your sunscreen prides itself with an SPF 10,000? That’s great. How do you know it’s working, though? Probably the sun requires double the SPF you’ve slapped on. And maybe you’ll end up with nasty sunburns. Not anymore (hopefully). My UV Patch from L’Oréal contains photosensitive dyes that change color when exposed to UV rays. The ballyhooed heart-shaped adhesive patch is about one square inch in size and half the thickness of a strand of hair. It monitors the user’s skin tone and can be worn beneath sunscreen. The patch will be available in the market later this year.picture_photo_171a42

P.S. The companies suggest this will not be the only beauty wearable to come out of the partnership. So you might actually lay your hands on the digital deo and gift it to that friend you think is actually a pig in disguise. Amen to that.

5 Vintage Beauty Ads That Redefine Ridiculous

If you’ve been keeping up with the (beauty) news, you’d know by now of this highly controversial Thai ad about a fairness pill. The alleged racist ad claims and I quote “being white is the key to success”.

*Moment of silence*

The ad happens to be one of many other ridiculously baseless and un-thought of commercials we have seen in the past. Here are some vintage commercials that were so offensive that they were ridiculous.

 

  1. Hygiene or Divorce

Lysol released this ad back in the days and promoted the product by showing broken marriages where the man was unhappy over his wife’s poor hygiene habits. Err, sure!offending_lysol1

 

  1. The Skinny Dame

“You’re gorgeous since you’ve gained weight”. That’s what every consecutive slice of pizza I scoff tells me.offending_skinny1-2

 

  1. A Man’s World

So that’s why we call it a man’s world. Just a silly tie. Damn, thanks for cleaing the doubt Van Heusen!lifebuzz-9a275d937605258db39c9c71234fcfa8-limit_2000

 

  1. Shape Shifting

An ad for a so-called ‘Little Fibber bra’ claimed in big bold letters that a pear was no shape for a girl. And women with “too much bottom and too little top” should use the aforementioned product the reshape. J Lo and her million fans would like to disagree.offending_pear

  1. Constant Contest

In one of their really really old print ads, Camay Soaps stated that women were in a beauty contest every hour of the day, that is, everyone was judging their looks throughout. Treading on wafer thin ice there Camay!offending_beautycontest-e1389382520376

5 Unbelievable Beauty Standards From Around The World

 

What’s beauty? A pretty face with gorgeous features and overall desirable persona.. In that case, how would you define pretty, gorgeous and desirable? All these adjectives are rather subjective when it comes to physical appearance. What’s pretty to us might not be to someone else. Here are 5 such beauty standards that might not comply with the generic definition of beauty.

 

  1. Enlarged Earlobes

The Masai tribe of Kenya perceives stretched earlobes to be beautiful and ideal. The women elongate and stretch out their earlobes (ouch!) by piercing their lobes using stones and piece of elephant tusk.old-maasai-woman-e1332696462451

 

  1. Long Necks

In Myanmar, women of the Kayan tribe start wearing brass rings around their neck from the age of five, in order to elongate their necks. As they grow older, the number of rings increase as an unnaturally long neck is considered beautiful among the tribe.539fe49b07795_-_cos-01-kayan-tribe-brass-ring-neck-de

 

  1. Size Chubby

Mauritianian natives have zero appreciation for slender waists and size zeros. On the contrary, they are lauded for gaining weight and there are even camps for young girls that encourage them to eat as much as 15,000 calories a day in order to fatten them up! The people believe that bigger women make for better and more desirable life partners.547d790f64054_-_mcx-1009-forced-fat-camp-6-lgn

 

  1. Stretched Lips

To make their pout more noticeable and, well, big, the Mursi women belonging to Southern Ethiopia insert clay plates into their lower lip to stretch it it out. The size of these plates increase gradually as a big lip symbolizes beauty and sexual maturity.539fe49bde341_-_cos-06-mursi-woman-clay-plates-de

 

  1. Body Scars

The Ethiopian Karo tribe considers scars on a woman’s body to be uber attractive and sexy. This form of adornment that involves self-scarring is highly celebrated by the people of this culture.539fe49b2915e_-_cos-02-karo-tribe-body-scar-de

6 Looks To Don This Party Season

It is uber important that not only your LBD and stilts but also you hair and make up are on point when you’re headed ta a party. And what better a reason than New Year to celebrate?

2015 saw a hoard of trends and looks that swarmed the tabloids and daily feeds. Envy Box picks out the 6 best looks for you to turn heads with at the next party.

 

  1. Dusky Dame

Playing with the darker tones and shades, this look ditches the vibrant lip stains and peachy blushes. Opt for the sultry noirs and smoky eyes.demilovato_glamour_23nov15_GettyImages_b_540x810

 

  1. Bare & Beautiful

A lot like this year’s much loved ‘nude’ trend, this look is all for the natural powders and bases. Illuminate your face with the right contouring tricks and jazz it up with a bold element – lips, eyes anything!Amber-Heard_glamour_30nov15_getty_b

 

  1. Shimmery Splendor

This style spells out party with all the shimmer and shine. Shine bright like a diamond at the party with a nice gel based shimmer eye shadow and a bold lip color. Add some drama to your attire with a jazzy hair do.rita-ora_glamour_27nov15_insta_b_b_540x810

 

  1. Glossy Glam

Be the jaw dropping diva at the party with this classic party look. Get your glossy lip stains, rosy rouge and mascara out. Accentuate your frame with wavy curls or side swept tresses. You can never dab on enough lip gloss with this one!img4a86d2a85a4fc9b7e2c80627b9d53f6e

 

  1. Sleek Chic

Be the tidy and clean party animal with a sleek hair do with strong illuminated eyes and a nude lip color. Pick a bronzer and save the rouge for some other time. Accessorize with a statement ear cuff and you’re good to go!Gigi-Hadid2_glamour_22jun15_GettyImages_b_540x810

 

  1. Boho Belle

This one’s for the chicas who’d rather spend time picking out their poison at the bar than pick out the correct pair of heels. Go all out and deck yourself up with vibrant colors, feathers, flowers, headgears and accessories. Because why not!tumblr_mw0opt4gco1qa70eyo1_500