The Switch Fix Co

I was looking for Hemp based products online when I discovered Switch Fix Co. I had a brief conversation with the team who then asked my skin and scalp concerns amd suggested a few products accordingly.

Blue-tea-ful shampoo bar – Shampoo bar for scalp immunity

Helps with flaky scalp / dandruff – even when exposed to dust and pollution. blue-tea-ful shampoo bar for scalp immunity keeps scalp blues and dandruff away with its antioxidant-rich formulation. Keeps the scalp calm, having a sensitive scalp and facing some serious and flaky issues, the soothing anti-oxidant rich ingredients like blue tea and calendula helped immensely calming my fingers down (you know if you have been constantly scratching your scalp even if you have freshly washed it). It hells improve scalp immunity while cleansing it.

Calm me camellia scalp treatment oil – soothing scalp treatment oil

Frankly it was need of the hour, and when the brand suggested it, I went with their suggestion. I don’t use oil’s very much, they have never suited me. I tried with very little amount and on scalp only, thanks to lockdown i used it religiously and kept it for almost 3 hours, once a week. As promised it did reduces scalp inflammation and helped with the extremely flaky and sensitive scalp. A blend of argan, grapeseed, jojoba and camellia oil work together to keep the scalp nourished

Viva la sativa deep conditioner -nourishing and restorative conditioner

Extremely hydrating, and just what i need post my beautiful shampoo bar. My hair thanks me for treating it right and isn’t frizzy anymore. This deep conditioner is helping me repair the damage hair and restoring it to its natural goodness.

Viva la sativa body butter – deeply nourishing body butter

Who doesn’t love a good hydration? Our skin is constantly exposed to high levels of pollution demands high nourishment, irrespective of the fact that you stay indoors or outdoors. A blend of hemp seed oil, sal butter and mango butter this beauty provides long-lasting nourishment while creating a skin barrier to stop further damage. I use it as part of my sleep ritual, massaging all over my body especially the parts we usually ignore, elbows, knees, back and feet. I love how healthy and smooth they appear in morning

La vie en rosehip face butter – restorative overnight face butter

I will be honest, the brand actually suggested i don’t pick this up as I have a combination skin but I just couldn’t bare to miss the idea of sleep butter and all the hydration it could give. I absolutely love it, I use a very little amount and massage it well, followed by guasha ritual and while most of it gets absorbed, I wipe the excess with my neat hands and well spread it on my neck and shoulders. I use it once in 2 weeks, especially on days I know I am going to get ample of good sleep and let the butter do its magic. it can be tricky to use for people with oily or combination skin, but I guess I found a way and I love who my face glows net day. Ding it as soon as I finish writing this blog!

Check them out : https://theswitchfix.co/

Clean and Conscious– All their products are – no sulphates. no parabens. non-polluting toxin-free formulation. 100% biodegradable and plant-based. packed and shipped plastic-free.

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the Art of ayurveda with ‘Sadhev’

Sadhev’s concept of Ayurveda is a way of life that brings about a synchrony among body, mind and soul . By elegantly pouring the science of Ayurveda into every creation giving birth to the art of life, art of living – the art of Ayurveda itself.

I love Ayurveda, and the more I inculcate it in my daily life, the more i see the power of it. There is also a sense of satisfaction that i am not using any chemicals, not using products that are harmfully tested and most of coming close to nature but by bit.

SADHEV ROSE WATER

The existence of rose water go way back from queens to Greek goddesses everyone used it, and rankly it is the single most easy to use product accessible to all. It hydrates, is handy, suits all skin types, and mostly helps keep you fresh with just a spray. Sadhev’s Rose Water is a sweet fusion of handpicked centifolia roses and the essence of a 200 year old ancestral wisdom steamed, distilled and bottled.

How I use- I constantly have this in my bag (for a quick spray) or right by my dressing mirror. It’s the first thing I use post cleansing, as rose water is a great toner and helps absorb your skincare routine much better. I also use it post make up to let it all set and give some hydration to my skin for a quick glow.

Sadhev Nalpamaradi Tailam

The ever so beguiling queens from the Pandalam dynasty were believed to illuminate their faces with the potion extracted out of the barks of 4 different trees carefully blended with Turmeric, Sesame and Vetiver. Sadhev’s Nalpamaradi Tailam is a pre shower oil, a blend of essence of 4 tree barks with a 200 year old ancestral wisdom to give the full body a glow.

How i use- I love oils, nothing hydrates a dry skin better. I light some incense sticks and do my own spa ritual at home with this Nalpamaradi Tailam from Sadhev, massage all over the body for 10 minutes and leave it for 15 minutes , I wash it off with some home made ubtan (I recommend not to use soap, unless you have to get dressed and step out), moisturize, wear my satin pajamas and take a relaxing nap.

Sadhev Sunscreen SPF 30

This by far is my favorite product from the Sadhev. As important as it is to use sunscreen, it is exactly that difficult to find the right one. This is the perfect sunscreen for me, the texture is undeniably addictive (it feels like satin and no matter how much rush you are in, I bet you will slow done for this) no white cast, absorbs like magic, non-greasy and an ayurvedic solution to sunscreen. Sadhev’s sunscreen keeps the skin exceptionally tender and supple all through the day. Its age defying essence protects the delicate texture of the skin, reduces fine lines and blemishes and keeps the skin glowing.

How i use- I use it at least twice daily, one post shower (even if i am indoors) second in afternoon once i wash my face and freshen up. I have also substituted it for my regular primer, it is an excellent base for your make up, almost perfect.

Sadhev Aloe Vera And Saffron Gel With Kumkumadi Thailam

Mughal empress Nur Jahan’s timeless beauty was the constant source of whispered envy in the royal corridors. ‘The light of the world’ as her name suggests was truly a woman of intoxicating loveliness who believed in traditional Persian beauty recipes to keep her skin sensual and glowing. Her daily regimen involved the use of rich ingredients like Saffron and the Green Aloe Vera that grew in her royal gardens. Sadhev’s Aloe Vera and Saffron Gel with Kumkumadi Thailam is a miraculous fusion of Aloe, Saffron and our ancestor’s pure love that gives the skin an exquisite shine and lasting beauty.

Saffron contains vitamins and antioxidants that have an exceptional effect on the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties help soothe skin and gently treat acne. It is a magical skin-lightening agent that gives an everlasting morning glow to the skin. Green Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C that delicately heals dry skin and restores a natural glow. Kumkumadi Thailam is an exotic serum that imparts a golden vedic glow by delicately combining rich ingredients like Saffron, Aloe, Sandal & Vetiver along with the essence of a 200 year old ayurvedic wisdom.

How i Use : I use it every time I have cleansed my face or post a session of face packs. I also use it intensely during summers to clam any irritation on my skin.

Sadhev Kumkumadi Tailam

Saffron was a treasured beauty secret used by Rani Samyukta, Prithiviraj Chauhan’s queen who was known for her intoxicating beauty.  Legend has tales of the queen secretly sourcing a rich and rare ingredient from the valleys of Kashmir. The lovely Red Saffron was used to create a magic potion that she used as part of her nightly beauty ritual. Sadhev’s Kumkumadi Tailam is an exotic night serum that imparts a golden vedic glow by delicately combining rich ingredients like Saffron, Aloe Vera, Sandal and Vetiver along with the essence of a 200 year old Ayurvedic wisdom.

Sadhev’s Kumkumadi Tailam is for those who desire to give a sensual glow to their skin. It is infused with rich therapeutic properties of Saffron and Aloe Vera that enhance the skin tone, diminish scars and fine lines and augment the skin’s complexion delicately.

How i Use : I use it every alternate day as part of my Gua Sha face massage ritual, and let the leftover stay overnight.

Sadhev Herbal Body Lotion

Sadhev’s Herbal Body Lotion is poetry for the skin. It is a bottle of indulgence that carefully repairs and restores dry and rough patches thereby gently hydrating and polishing the skin, leaving it sensually luminous, exceptionally smooth and incredibly desirable. Almond nuts rich in vitamin E nourishes and softens the skin. It also acts as an exceptional anti-ageing agent.

How i use: Sadhev’s Herbal Body Lotion is a miracle cream that softens skin, hydrates it and repairs dry and rough patches. I use it every night post shower before going to sleep and wake up with plump hydrated skin.

Check them out ­ ­: https://sadhev.com/

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Zilch, Skincare brand my mom approves

Beauty without Bullshit, the brands tag line is just what it says. I received their products as part of the PR package but i was really keen on trying them as they are natural, plant based, no parabens and non-toxic. Zilch offers an array of hair care, skincare and makeup products.

I tried three of their products, that I am happy to say are part of my daily skincare routine now.

Calm-aah Tulsi Hydrating Face Mist

Straight from Himalayan gardens into a bottle, this herb is BFF to your skin, mind and soul. This Tulsi hydrating mist is an Instant refresher / oil neutralizer. I carry it in my bag to beat the heat, use it as part of my home facials, over make up to set it down. Like superfood for tired skin, it is made from 100% all-natural ingredients and has a earthy and invigorating aroma. Gently lifts impurities and oil off your skin, allowing it to breathe again, Instantly balances and restores skin’s pH level, Helps minimize pores to prevent oily skin and acne. Suitable for all skin types and ideal for everyday use.

Insta Bounce Super Hydration Serum

I love everything that gives hydration, especially when its light weight ( which means no clogged pores or the feeling of too much on your skin). Insta Bounce skin recharging serum is super light serum that is a great base, be it for your skincare routine or a base for your make up (I do both). It leaves the skin super hydrated, soft and supple. Packed with a cocktail of exciting ingredients like aloe vera that soothes skin, niacinamide that protects against environmental stressors such as pollution or sunlight and sodium hyaluronate that is known as skin revitalizer. Definitely your go-to-serum for instant recharge and rehydration.

Save the Day Multipurpose Miracle Balm

A product my mom approves and so des my grandma, hell if they knew how they would make it themselves in their kitchen. Packed with Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Tulsi and Neem, this multipurpose moisturizer is an out-n-out healer. My skin is a combination one and its super difficult to find right products that suits its need. Part of my AM routine i use it post serums, as skin healer that soothes my skin, clams by breakouts / inflammation if any, heals dark spots and acne marks and deeply moisturizes it. (make sure you keep a towel on your pillow to avoid your covers turning yellow!)

Next on my list is to order their Vit C glow serum and their lip and cheek tint. While all their products are suitable for all skin types, they recommend a skin patch test on inner elbow to check for any allergic reaction before application on face)

Check them out : https://zilchcosmetics.com/

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Pampered Skin with Vasu Healthcare

I have been obsessed with home grown brands that show wonders and are natural. If you are following me on Instagram you will know about my obsession with face oils. I have added a latest addition and it’s been a great experience. I ordered two things from Vasu digital store that caters to skincare needs with natural ingredients and has ayurvedic solutions to your wellness needs.

Vasu Facial Beauty Oil – With Kumkumadi Tailam is a 100% natural face oil that blends the traditional beauty recipe of Kumkumadi Tailam with clinically – proven natural plant actives. The core ingredients make it a great option to include it in your night routine as it gives a natural glow to face, helps overcoming hyper-pigmentation, age spots, wrinkles and blemishes. Apart from being completely natural, it has 0% sillicones, 0% artificial fragrance & color, cruelty-free and can be used by both men and women

Why: Boosts collagen synthesis, improves skin elasticity, evens skin tone by reducing age spots, revitalizes and nourishes skin, reduces appearance of premature wrinkles.

Pro tip : Tap some post make-up (if you are going for a natural look) for that glow that hydrates and one less make up option

Vasu Aloe Vera Gel –Your Skin Care & Hair Care Essential

The soothing & moisturizing effects of aloe vera have made it one of the best natural skin care ingredients in the world. The Vasu Aloe Vera Gel is formulated using a unique patented process, contains superior-quality, 98.3% natural aloe vera.  Designed for everyday use, Vasu Aloe Vera Gel replenishes your tired and dull skin with required nutrients and helps you regain your youthful, glowing beauty.  Their aloe vera gel unclogs the pores on your face and helps reduce the recurrence of acne.
Vasu Aloe Vera Gel possesses guaranteed standardized polysaccharides which provide protection to your hair and skin from intense UV rays. When applied on the hair, it strengthens the follicles and prevents brittleness and hair loss.


Why: It is highly moisturizing and cooling, acts as a calming balm for burns, scratches, cuts, and bruises. It is 100% vegetarian, dermatologically tested for safety, non-irritant and completely free of parabens and chemicals. Hydrates & nourishes skin & hair, soothes itchy skin & scalp, moisturizes chapped hands, cracked feet and lips, protects hair against environmental damage

Pro Tip : I cleanse my face, rub my face with ice and use this as an evening ritual as soon as i am back home. It gives the skin a healthy treat and your skin will love you for it. I follow the same before a night out, when i am going to use a lot of make up.

Check them out ­ ­: www.vasustore.com

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Consciously Beautiful

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Hey everyone, on world environment day i am sharing my 10 favorite, organic beauty brands. Call them chemical free beauty products, sustainable skincare products or natural skincare products, these are brands that follow age old Indian tradition of skincare and Ayurveda, and have products that give visible results from the first use.

SkinYoga : The first ever chemical free, 100% natural luxury skincare brand that I have ever used, and 5 years later some of its products have a permanent place in my skincare regime. This made in India brand is ab absolute delight that shows results in first use.  

Products Tried & Loved: Absolutely obsessed with their hydrating ‘Coffee Scrub’, I use it thrice a week for body, while for face I stick to ‘Sandalwood Walnut Scrub that is great for dry skin, hydrates and improves skin texture. The antioxidants found in walnuts regenerates skin and elasticity. Another favorite from the brand is their ‘Almond Orange Face Scrub’ that works wonders to cleanse and repair skin, which is very mild and great f you have a sensitive / combination skin.  

Kama Ayurveda: This Indian brand needs no introduction. It has been my go-to skincare brand for ubtans, face mist and oils. 

Products Tried & Loved: Two constant ubtans from Kama Ayurveda I keep restocking are ‘Suvarna haldi chandan face pack‘ and ‘nimrah anti acne face pack‘ that I use weekly once. Another daily use ubtan is ‘Mridul soap free face cleanser’, a 5 minutes quick fix that cleanses my skin and is so gentle it can be used daily. In oils I love their ‘Organic neem oil’, ‘Bringadi intensive hair treatment oil‘ and ‘Jwalini retexturising skin treatment oil‘, I switch between them depending on what my scalp and skin needs in different seasons. ‘Pure rose water‘ face mists by Kama is something I always carry in my bag. 

 Just Herbs – An entire range of goodness comes from this brand, from skincare to hair care, ubtans to natural make up products.  

Products Tried & Loved– I absolutely love their ‘Unprocessed Virgin Coconut Oil’ it is multipurpose, I use it for my hair, as a moisturizer for body, to remove make up, it is one of the products, I definitely carry while travelling, because it saves space as it can be used in so many ways. I am also using their ‘Nosun Moisturising Gel’, that has sunscreen benefits, light-weight, perfect for my sensitive and combination skin, it is so good that it can be used as a diaper rash cream for babies.  Recently I got their Elixir Serum’ pea size of this herbal face serum   helps brightening and nourishing the skin and reducing pigmentation. 

Pahadi Local– I came across this brand at a skincare work shop with Good Earth in Hyderabad. The brand in its small range of products imbibes luxury in simplicity. Made in Himalayas the brand offers oils, face packs, organic honey and teas.  

Products Tried & Loved : I use their ‘Gutti ka tel’  apricot kernel oil, rich in vitamin A, E and C it is a multipurpose oil made traditionally and used as face oil, body moisturizer,  treating skin allergies, reducing joint pain and safe for children as well. Another product I use by Pahadi local is their ‘Markalak Himalayan powder’ a mudpack from Himalayas that is great for oily to normal skin and helps reducing scars and can used often as a skin cleanser 

Plum Goodness – My entire morning routine at the moment is from this brand, and it has quite suited my summer skin, its light and gives my skin a breathe of freshness. I love their Green Tea Range and all the products I have tried is from this specific range. 

Products Tried & Loved:  My 5-step morning routine includes Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash followed by a splash of Green tea alcohol-free toner, once it absorbs, I tap and spread the Green tea skin clarifying concentrate on my face and neck closing with Green tea mattifying moisturizer followed by a sunscreen (not from plum) 

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Daughter Earth : This vegan, 100% botanical brand, is special because it is from my own city- Hyderabad. Daughter earth is a skincare brand, made in India that has gone beyond organic and formulated products with potent wild-harvested botanical’s from some of the remotest habitat, all their products are reef-friendly and earth friendly. 

Products Tried & Loved: ‘Active Botanical Face Wash’  pH balanced calming cleanser, helps minimizing the appearance of pores and gets rids of pollution, followed by my favorite product from the brand ‘Eternal Youth Moisturiser’ that smells divine ,deeply nourishes and is full of antioxidant-rich plant nutrients that leaves my skin extremely nourished and supple. Another favorite is ‘Eternal Youth Rejuvenating Serum’ that I use as part of my night routine and is rich in vitamins I also use this multi-correctional serum oil under makeup that gives me a radiant look. 

Ayca –  Travel introduces me to a lot of things and one of my trips to Rajasthan introduced me to Ayca. 

Products Tried & Loved: A boon for summers, but with my back to back travel schedules my skin changes temperatures and locations quite often and nothing soothes my skin as good as an Aloe Vera gel. Ayca’s ‘Lemongrass & Turmeric Hydrating Gel’ is non-sticky and made from pure Aloe Vera which leaves the skin feeling firm & hydrated. 

Forest Essentials – one of the oldest luxury skincare brand of India needs to Introduction, when i initially started using the products from forest essentials it was merely for its beautiful aromas, but as i hit my late 20’s and importance of skin care hit me i focused on ingredients and what is best for my skin.

Products Tried & Loved: I can without guilt say i am obsessed with body mists and my two constants over the years have been, ‘Rose & Cardamom‘ and ‘Iced Pomegranate with Fresh Kerala Lime‘ i use it in morning and i wear it to bed. Another favorite skincare product from forest essentials is ‘ Tejasvi Emulsion’  which is made by combining pure ghee and Ayurvedic herbs, and gives an extraordinary smoothness, suppleness and radiance to the skin.

Gulnare Skincare – Another brand that prides itself in using the age-old techniques of skincare that promise great results. 

Products Tried & Loved: ‘Aloe & Vitamin E’ a face ream  that is light and combined with the benefits of Vitamin E oil & Cucumber and delivers a surge of moisture with a cooling finish especially in hot summer days. Another product i have used form Gulnare is their ‘Rosette Clarifying Toner‘ , an alcohol free blend that is refreshing, soothing and clarifying toner that  hydrates skin leaving a rosy aroma. 

Kimirica – A fairly new introduction to me, i received their products as part of a gift box from Shaaadi by Marriott. 

Products Tried & Loved : I have so far used only the Earth Shower Gel‘  that has a zesty fragrance of Persian Lime that creates a sense of well-being and leaves skin soft and smooth.

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Daughter Earth

Daughter Earth, a skincare brand that is close to home and incredibly good. The aroma of its moisturizer on my skin lingers while i type this and its is one of most amazing skincare brand for sensitive skin (mine is both sensitive and combination).

Coming across a brand that is made with a conscience, and doesn’t leave you to choose between natural and high-performance products is rare and . Every product we make is formulated without compromise.

As a skincare brand they went beyond organic, and formulated products with potent wild-harvested botanicals from some of the remotest habitats. What began as a quest for non-toxic skincare led them on a conscious journey to build products that are good for your skin and also deliver maximum results.

Products i Have Tried and Loved

Eternal Youth Phytonutrient Moisturiser – Smells beautiful, just a pea size and enough moisture, i use this in my night time CTM routine (but you can use it during the day as well, as it is equipped with natural SPF that helps combat free radical damage and photo aging) as i love smelling good when i am going to bed. Its rich in antioxidant-rich plant nutrients, gives long-lasting hydration, its lightweight, non-greasy and helps in radiance and youth-preserving treatment.

Eternal Youth Rejuvenating Serum – I love serums, i feel they are a perfect way to add an extra boost to your skin, i make sure to use serums morning and evening. The eternal youth serum is dermatologically tested, 100% active, preservative-free it helps correct skin and enriches skin with antioxidants, flavonoids and nutrients (Vitamins E, C and B). the serum helps skin microcirculation and delivers nutrients to the deeper layers for a rejuvenated and radiant skin. i also use it before make up sometimes and let it rest for 5 minutes, it gives me a nice glow and sets my make up perfectly.

Face Mist – Rose – Face mists are great, they give you instant of freshness, you use it directly, over your make up, while travelling and in your face pack (only if it is 100% natural, like this one) literally whenever and however you need it. A good face mist helps combat dryness and inflammation throughout the day. I never step with out a mist in my bag, especially during summers.

Wild Java Plum Ayurvedic Face Mask– Rich in skin-nourishing bioflavonoids, antioxidants and Vitamin C, Java Plums are nature’s gift to our skin. With the oil-balancing, acne-clearing and complexion-enhancing properties, these black fruits deliver a power punch of nutrition to the skin in the form of a mask. Also a great skin detoxifier. Suitable for all skin types. Make a mushy paste by mixing in floral waters like Rose, and apply a thick layer on your face and neck. Rinse off before it dries up and after rinsing, spritz your face with the rose mist and follow with the rejuvenating serum. This helps seal your skin with all the nutrition and forms a lipid barrier to prevent loss of hydration. Dull Skin or Uneven texture, Acne and dark spots, Uneven oil levels

Antioxidant Lip Balm – We all need lip balms, i can’t count the number of lip balms i have – in my bag, in my office desk, in my car, in my travel kit and one on my bed side.

An Antioxidant lip balm seals and hydrates your lips while also protecting from the harsh UV rays, helps with lip-elasticity and pigmentation on and around the lips. 100% Vegan and Beeswax-free.

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The statement Show ’19

The exhibit that brought best of jewellery brands and labels from all across India under one roof.

Designers and brand owners from jaipur, kolkata and of course Hyderabad participated, bringing in their best collection and some of the most exquisite pieces that definitely left me and most of the people awestruck.

Some pieces were perfect for modern souls, intricate designs and diamond’s while others included timless piece’s like jadau, emeralds and some with all new crystal collection. There was something to please every age group and taste.

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Go ‘Natural’ with Just Herbs

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Just Herbs is a brand that signifies simplicity and purity, just like their name. They are an all-natural brand that uses ancient Indian wisdom combined with purest of herbs and plant extracts to create their effective products. Tried and tested, Just Herbs offers a line of pure, bespoke, and Ayurvedic results-driven skincare products. The fact that I like about the brand the most is that they give full ingredients disclosure.


To stay clear of everything your natural skin is not used to
With – Silk splash Neem-Orange Re hydrant Ayurvedic Face Wash
Well it’s the most basic rule, when I wake up in the morning, I don’t even use a face wash, I splash a lot of water when in shower and then spray some rose water and go straight for toner and sunscreen. It the later part if the day when I need to use the facewash. Once post lunch just give a sense of freshness and one once before bed time to clear of all-day creams, pollution and ready for a bed time routine. This face wash from just herbs has Chandan, Honey, Neem and Aloe Vera. Three to four drops of it leaves my skin fresh, its mild and suitable for all skin types. Calendula another important ingredient acts as natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent with sun radiation protective properties.
Goodness of 100 ml at 445

Use sunscreen and stay away from the most common skin problems
With – No Sun Jojoba-Wheatgerm Moisturizing Sun Protection Gel
I am sure there is an entire rule book that says how important sunscreen is, and If you still don’t know why? (I mean how can you not??) let me list out the basics- regular use of sunscreen avoids premature aging, keeps your skin tone even, protects from sunburns freckles and no matter what type of skin you have, if you stay indoors or outdoors, use the SUNSCREEN. I was way tired by number game with SPF’s, I mean what is it with SPF 20, 40 and 50+, I decided to go natural and this one from just herbs is moisturizing sunscreen. Just a few drops and it leaves your skin dewy. It has has ingredients like Shea Butter, Jojoba, Wheatgerm and Grape-seed oil along with Green tea extract and Aloe Vera.
Goodness of 100 ml at ₹645

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Get rid of the tan, it will leave you looking a shade lighter, fresh and glowing
With – Petalsoft Antitan Rose Face Pack
I use this thrice a week, especially the day I have used make up, I cleanse my face, use this pack until dry, wash it off, splash some rose water followed by Aloe Vera gel and my night moisturizer. I totally love this pack, on days my skin feels dry I add a tad bit of grape juice or honey that further adds glow to my skin. I have grown up seeing ladies in my house use multani mitti, it’s been a blessing throughout my teens. With more things to juggle, full time job, blogging, styling and travelling I really don’t have patience to shop for ingredients, grind them, make a paste and use it every day (call me lazy if you may) This is pack is a real gift, it’s all in there, ready to use, leaving my face rejuvenated, oil free, smooth and fresh.
Goodness of 150 gms at ₹525

Stay fresh on the go
With- Steam Distilled Rose water Facial Mist
Why not when you can? The rose water toner by just herbs is 100% Natural and alcohol free. That is all I needed to pick the bottle up. But let’s give you more, on daily basis we do so many things, we may not have time to apply that soothing aloe vera gel, cucumber on our eyes or rub ice for that fresh glow. But what we can is is use this easy spray on toner and mist, that helps balances skin’s pH, tightens pores and reduces oiliness and most important hydrates and revitalize skin. I carry this in my bag, spray it 2 to 3 times a day, use it in face packs, post face packs, I even use it over my make up just before I step out of the house (I have even sprayed it on my body before people, as it leaves a fantastic aroma of roses)
Goodness of 110ml at ₹445

Take care of your skin early for lasting effects and glowing years
With: Blemfree Anti Blemish Night Cream
I have had blemishes since my teens, I have no idea where they came from and no idea when they will be going. The blemish cream by Just Herbs is enhanced with skin lightening botanicals. This special formulation helps to fade darkened skin patches, sun spots and freckles. I wouldn’t say my blemishes have disappeared, but I really like this product and have been using this for my night routine before moisturizing more like a gel, it has helped me get over pimple marks, sun spots and definitely helped with discoloration a bit. I am going to go on and use it for another month before I come up with a final verdict.
Goodness at 895

Everyone needs an elixir

With- Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum

I have gifted this product to my mom, and must say she is happy about it. She uses it during bedtime, before her moisturizer. She swears she wakes up with a very refreshed and rejuvenated glow. The multi-tasking Elixir face serum is a synergistic blend of treasured Indian herbs and acts as an excellent botanical replacement for a traditional chemically derived Vitamin C serum. This face serum nourishes and restores a natural glow and youthfulness to tired, ageing and pigmented skin. With my mom raving so much about it, I am going to pick another one on my next visit to the store.

Goodness of 15 ml at ₹1,125

All the products by Just herbs are free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients (GMO) and other harmful synthetic ingredients. You can order online – www.justherbs.inOr visit the store and experience the range for yourself- Just herbs at Autmn Leaf Café, Jubilee Hills and Forum Sujana Mall.

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Lakmé 9 to 5’s first ever Naturale Range

 

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Every 9 to 5 woman is always on the go and on a lookout for fuss-free ways of keeping her skin beautiful and healthy. With constantly changing weather, the need to supplement your skin with nourishment is not a luxury, but a necessity. Offering the best of makeup and skincare, India’s most iconic beauty brand Lakmé introduced Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale, its first ever range of products infused with the goodness of aloe vera and other ingredients like honey and green tea. This range makes its way through three new exciting products in the first phase, Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel in the skincare portfolio and Finishing Powder and Matte Sticks in the makeup portfolio, with many more exciting products in the pipeline.

The miraculous properties of aloe vera, the hero ingredient of the Naturale range are known to most of us. This antioxidant is packed with minerals, vitamins and enzymes that give your skin a healthy glow. While the benefits of aloe vera in skincare are common, Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale range is a first of its kind in the world of makeup.

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Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel is enriched with 100% aloe vera extracts, the non- sticky gel keeps skin hydrated for up to 6 hours. The gel soothes and hydrates the skin while protecting it from daily city pollution. MRP – Rs.200/-

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Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder: For the first time ever, a finishing powder infused with aloe vera and green tea extracts. The lightweight powder is enriched with anti-oxidants and has a translucent matte finish that will leave you with an oil-free look that’s lasts all day. MRP – Rs.550/-

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Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Lipstick are slim and stylish, and for the first time ever infused with aloe vera and honey. While aloe vera & honey give the desired nourishment to keep lips moisturized and supple, the intense matte color lasts all day, making this a perfect combination. With 15 intense shades these sticks are perfect for your everyday beauty regime. MRP – Rs.550/-

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Spa Yoga by Jawed Habib, Hyderabad

To relax and renew is vital for living. Spa Yoga provides a complete luxuriate experience with their Services like body massage, scrubs, body polish and facials. All the products they use are in house Jawed Habib products that promise to give you a much needed pamper session and glow.

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The ambiance is very cozy, red and cream details in interiors give you a very majestic vibe. Welcoming with lime water, the staff is humble and hospitable. Once done choosing the treatment we were lead to begin. The first was a typical foot wash, where they dip your feet in water filled with rose petals and rinse them well.

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We were then escorted to our massage room, where the masseuse began the treatments. We choose to go with ‘Manipura Abhyanga’ for body; the name translates to beautiful and shining in Sanskrit. The treatment that lasted 60 minutes helps to balance and energize the Manipura chakra, it’s kind of healing therapy that triggers the body’s health by reliving of any stress and knots. The aromatic scents will fill your senses and leads you into de-stress zone. Next step was Body scrub, we choose to go for it as a spate treatment but they do offer some really good package deals.  ‘Shukla’ the heavenly body scrub massage lasted for 30 minutes and was simply phenomenal, the blend of Amalki, Yashti-madhu, Vrikshamla, Manjishtha and Shwet Chandan not just lightens the skin tone and nourishes it with Vitamin C but also makes one skin alluringly beautiful, I could feel my skin a lot softer, almost immediately.  I was sent off for a good 10 minutes steam, to let my skin absorb all the goodness of essential oils and benefit maximum out of my treatment. I love when they have Steam attached to your room, instead of going to some other space, after all its all about extra comfort.  the last treatment was the Whitening facial called ‘Shukla’ which is a blend of Amalki, Yashtimadhu, Vrilshamla, Manjistha and Shwet Chandan, an exclusively unique therapy for 60 minutes  that lightens the complexion and gives a soft even tone skin.

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Our treatment ended with some much needed nuts and ginger lemon tea, boosting our immune system and ready to spend rest of the day in relax mode. so if you need a break Spa yoga is place to head. Hyderabad blogger, Indian travel blogger

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Location: 1-8-303/31, NI Towers,, Sindhi Colony, PG road, Secunderabad. Ph: 09010538444

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Nail Ishq, Hyderabad

Everyone loves a good pamper session, and when it can give you a longer result it makes every penny spent worth it.

For ages women have loved to groom themselves, proper hair, skin and ofcourse nails. Nails are as important to us as much as the skin itself. Nothing speaks sophistication as much as well done nails.

Perfectly manicured nails and feet talk about an individual much better than half chipped nails or unmanicured (it may not be a word but it is definitely is an expression) hand and feet.

Comes to the rescue ‘ Nail Ishq’ Hyderabad. Tucked away in the corner of a dessert shop this Nail Parlour is my new favourite in town. They are the most pocket friendly Nail service in Hyderabad. They may not offer you a lavish manicure pedicure treatment but they offer skills to turn your nails into ones of diva.

From Gel Nail paint to Extensions, Metallic magic to Instagramable Nail Art they do it all.

I had two sessions with them, my experinace has been really good. The staff is well trained and know what they are doing. Show them a picture and they will excitedly paint your nails away. The quality of products are excellent and my nails stayed as new as it was when i got it done for almost 3 weeks.

However because the place is compact i would recommend you visit them only on appointment.

Location- Rd No 9, In Guilt Trip, Banjara Hills. Ph- 080081 62224

Kama Ayurveda, Hyderabad

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The New Kama Ayurveda Store in Hyderabad

One of India’s favourite ayurvedic beauty brands, Kama Ayurveda, celebrated the successful opening of its first store in Hyderabad at Next Galleria Mall. The flagbearer of Ayurvedic beauty is renowned for its passionate focus on the purity of ingredients and efficacy of formulae. Since inception, its traditional, holistic approach to daily beauty and wellness, and high quality, elegantly packaged products have won it many accolades.

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There is an endless range of skin products for all skin types at the new The New Kama Ayurveda Store in Hyderabad

 Spread over 800 sq. ft., the store’s high façade jalousie shutters, chequerboard marble flooring and teak and rattan cabinetry reflect the trademark aesthetic of Kama’s flagship store. Ornate brass finials, along with iron shelves, dot the ivory-hued brick walls, their minimalistic simplicity evoking a luxurious sanctuary of calm.  The unique design sensibility is the soul of the brand and the ‘Indian Apothecary’ feel has garnered a loyal cult following for Kama Ayurveda. top lifestyleblogger in hyderabad

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Kama Ayurveda as a brand provides traditional and holistic treatments for beauty and wellness; made with pure, natural and organic ingredients.  The Kama portfolio is 100% natural, vegetarian and sans any additives. The means no artificial colours, artificial fragrances, petrochemicals, parabens, urea, propylene glycol or other harmful additives. The product packaging is good as the products itself, I have been an avid user of Kama products and this is one brand that I have always bought refills for, especially their rose water toner.

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Perfect for all seasons and skintype, Kama products are part of my daily ritual

IMG_4887I got a chance to try their increasingly popular new launches, that include an All Natural Makeup Remover, an Anti-Acne Cleansing Foam, and a special Cleanser-Day Cream duo for sensitive skin. I love how Kama offers products that are gentle, efficient and rooted in the ancient science of Ayurveda. 

 

 

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My absolute favourite is this Anti Acne Cleansing Foam from the #newtokama range

Kama Ayurveda’s Pure and unadulterated, Ayurveda based offerings span across Skincare, Haircare, Bath & Body and Wellness. They even have special curations for Men and Mother & Baby, and its all available at the store in Hyderabad

Location: Next Galleria Mall, Upper Ground Floor (Level -2) Block -E, Govt. Quarters, Sri Nagar Colony Road, Punjagutta. #newtokama, Kama store in Hyderabad

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Mend it with Kerastase at Page 3 Salon

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I have been quite experimental when it comes to my hair lately. I may not snip it off dramatically but I do love colouring my hair and trying out different styles occasionally.

Well it obviously comes with an extra stress of extra care. Hair colour doesn’t damage your hair, but yes it does need some extra care. And like any other millennial If you tend to use hot tools like curlers and straighteners to style your hair and then of course the hair spray, the shine spray follow. Not only does this damage your hair but it creates product build up which causes damage from the roots.

The Kerastase products used as part of my hair ritual at Page 3 Salon

That is exactly why I tend to give my hair an expert care at least once a month or 45 days. The ‘New Page 3 Salon’ has well trained hair experts, who advice the right treatment after going through a quick assessment of your hair (or skin if you are going for skin related therapy) and my hair with so much back to back travelling (and poor diet lately) has resulted in damage and needed a good hair spa.

Shining in my kerastase treated hair at Page 3 Salon

I have been to Page 3 salon for various services earlier (their facial is really good and so is there manicure pedicure), so when they told me, I need  a Kerastase Ritual, I just went with it, leaving it on the experts and relaxing as they treated my hair with utmost care.

A lot of brands claim a lot of things but I personally like to experience it myself and form my experience with Kerastase, I have only been smiling with satisfaction! My hair has been falling good even after 3 washes (of course you need to keep using a shampoo and conditioner after every wash)

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Book yourself an appointment and visit the New Page 3 salon above Hagen dazs, Jubliee hills and gift your hair a much needed Kerastase Treatment, you can thank me later.

Location: Road No 10, Jubilee Hills Opp to Diamond House above, Haagen Dazs, Hyderabad. PH:  091006 93333

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Winter Care with ‘Biotique’

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Now that winter is here and despite what many people think, ‘Hyderabad hardly ever gets cold’ we do.  And just like any other seasonal concern, winter care is essential. My skin is a combination skin and even a slightest change in weather effects it in a huge way. I really try to avoid anything with chemicals and go for more organic, make up free skin as much as I can.

With winters here my skin is feeling the drying effects of winter and letting me know it needs serious hydration and extra special care. It’s very important to keep the skin feeling moist and comfortable, which can also be a huge challenge. But lucky for me, this season ‘Biotique’ came to my rescue. It is an advanced Ayurveda brand and I have used their face packs earlier that has given me some great results.

They sent me four products which have used for 2 weeks and sharing my review on basis of it so that you can benefit from their products this winter. All their products are Ayurvedic recipe and 100% botanical extract, which means lots of goodness and no harmful chemicals.

Bio Honey Gel- It is a gel-based foaming face wash which is very light and suitable for all skin types. It contains constructive ingredients like pure honey and wild turmeric among others that helps with cleansing the face of all impurities and lightens the complexion.
Details: It comes in 50 ml tube which is priced at Rs 65/-

Bio Saffron Youth Dew- the second product is a ‘visibly ageless moisturizer’. Winter means dry, flaky, red and irritated skin and simply layering on an extra coat of heavier moisturizer will not do the trick.  In addition, for blemish-prone skin types, too much moisturizer may cause congestion, bumps and breakouts. The solution is to use the right moisturizer with the most effective hydrating ingredients like saffron, almond and pistachio oil and my favourite wild turmeric extracts that leaves your skin moist, supple and smooth. It also helps to deal with dry lines and wrinkles with regular use. Just a tad bit of it and spread across face and neck, I use it in mornings and follow up with sunscreen.
Details: It comes in 50 gm box which is priced at Rs 270/-

Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum– I use their serum faithfully every day, even though it suggests twice a day, I include it in my night time routine. It’s a great product, giving excellent hydration without adding the oil. The serum, contains pure dandelion extract, sunflower oil, ground nut oil, quince seed oil, garden cress, yeast and fresh Himalayan water. I massage it all over my face and neck before moisturizing with the night cream. I have also used it before make up, as it with avoid any scaly look or dry skin, which is often in winters post make up if you have dry skin. It is full of vitamin E as well as essential minerals which help in removing dark spots, eliminating wrinkles, inducing moisture and lightening your skin tone.
Details: It comes in 40ml bottle which is priced at Rs 230/-

Bio Wheat Germ Night Cream– it is great for dry skin and nourishes dehydrated skin and helps cure skin concerns like acne, pimples. It is quick in absorption and does not give you a greasy feeling, which I totally love about the product. It gives me a hydrated and supple skin in the morning, ready to go face the world. Its ingredients are rich in vitamin A, B,C, D, and E and are helpful in promoting skin cell formation, nourishing and rejuvenating dry skin, helps in getting rid of scars and dull skin.
Details: It comes in 50 gm box which is priced at Rs 230/-

You can find their products in most of the retail store and of the shelf counters near you or you can order online- www.biotique.com

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Olaplex – Reviewd

Olaplex is relatively new to hit the hair world, it is an upgrade service for hair coloring to prevent damage. You can opt for it when you are getting your hair colored or go for a plain olaplex treatment. It’s more like a deep conditioning treatment to focus on strengthening the hair than give you luscious locks. It is not a protein or conditioning treatment but it is a repairing treatment.

The miracle treatment is supposed to help rebuild the strength and structure of damaged hair and is one of those products free from  silicone, sulfates, phosphates, DEA, aldehydes, and is never tested on animals.

For me it failed to give any results. I got my Hair colored at Bounce Spa & Salon, where I opted for olaplex. They add the needed to your hair to steer clear of any damage and help avoid any breakage and color lasts considerably longer.

It did give the color a lasting effect and texture did look good, but post few days I noticed the my hair very rough and lost any sheen it had. My second visit was for the plain Olaplex treatment, without color. It was more like an extended hair spa session. But also incomplete as the treatment suggest that they hand you over a conditioner sachet which you are supposed to use at home like a post treatment step. But they were out of it and I never got it.

While like any other treatment at a salon will give you a shiny soft mane, what matter to me is the result that last. This review is post my Olaplex color treatment and a second sole Olaplex  treatment. I would definitely not go ahead with this again or refer it.

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