Vedix – Customized Ayurveda

Ayurveda has been India’s legacy as far as we can think of, it has gone been passed on to us through generations and because of its effectiveness more and more people opt for it in their daily life. Be it skincare, haircare or even in terms of lifestyle. With Vedix they carefully examine your requirement depending on your issues, lifestyle and what bit needs the most attention by just asking you a few questions.

Dr. Zeel Gandhi, Expert Ayurvedic Formulator at Vedix then suggests you right products as per Ayurvedic Tridosha Theory. The three doshas are Vata (Air & Ether), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water and Earth).The simple meaning of dosha is ‘defect’, but in Ayurvedic context, a dosha simply defines the weakness or vulnerability of the particular nature of a person. In other words, it maps out ‘what’s most likely to go wrong’ with a person, and the treatment that should follow.

For my Hair: Post my virtual examination i was suggested a 3 step hair regime (oil, shampoo & serum ) care routine for my hair fall situation. All the products are paraben and sulfate free, gentle cleanser that helps maintain pH balance of my scalp and leaves it healthy and rejuvenated, the hair serum is non greasy and absorbs quickly. they also send you a well described card that shows you exactly how to use the products and also a planner to plan your regime for effective results.

For my Skin: I received a 3 step regime that includes Vedix cleanser, serum and moisturizer. The no foam cleanser helps with getting rid of excessive oil and dirt without disrupting skins pH level and leaves it fresh and clean. the serum helps with target areas to prevent hyperpigmentation and also over time and use lighten dark spots and tighten skin with regular use. the custom made moisturizer keep the skin hydrated and glowing, i use t before my make up, part of my am and pm routine and it has definitely mad my skin more supple.

It is a subscription based service where you can choose a plan for a month, 3 or even 6 months where you will receive the box with required every month. so get started, and take your test here – https://vedix.com/

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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.

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CONSCIOUS SKINCARE with Gulnare

Gulnare, yet another consciously made skincare brand i discovered over last year, offers 100% natural skincare products. One of the blissful brands where i have felt the results quite instantly on regular use. 

FLOWER POWER

Flower Power, a face cream that is gel based formula, enriched with Hibiscus (the natural botox plant) that  helps in speeding up cell turnover & control acne breakouts, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. It is great moisturizer and cleanser, encourages fresher, younger and smoother skin. It controls cell turnover and acne breakouts.

ROSE GOLD ELIXIR

Add a touch of luxury to your beauty ritual with Goddess facial oil. Infused with 24K carat Gold, Saffron & Rose petals, it deeply nourishes, conditions, and protects, leaving skin with a glossy, silky sheen. The formula locks in moisture, delivers antiaging benefits, and restores the skin’s glowing softness, elasticity, and comfort. The super ingredient in this magical elixir is Rose hip oil, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and even stretch marks.

SWEET ALMOND FACE EXFOLIATOR

Exfoliating is necessary to get rid of dead cells and nourish dry skin. This scrub will renew your cells and help soften skin whilst eliminating them pesky blackheads. Almond meal & Oats contain natural cleansers that absorb and remove oil/bacteria from skin without causing irritation while removing the dead skin & cleansing, whilst Argan & Vitamin E oil hydrate and soften skin. Additionally, dried Rose & Calendula petals add a dash of floral freshness to this heavily jar of skin rejuvenating goodness!

ROSETTE CLARIFYING TONER

A refreshing, soothing and clarifying organic toner that will leaves your skin hydrated, dewy and smelling rosy. This alcohol free blend of Rose water, Witch Hazel & Hibiscus extracts cleanses your skin, tightens pores, boosts elasticity and restores “bounce” to skin. 

LIFES A PEACH

This highly concentrated hydrating formula uses a rich blend of Shea, Cocoa butter & skin nourishing plant based oils to revitalize your skin for a healthy, radiant glow from head to toe. Delicious, creamy, and decadently thick, indulge your skin with freshly spun wild honey and Vitamin E oil for a silky smooth finish.

Location: Next Galleria Mall Jaihind Enclave, Hi Tech City, Madhapur, Hyderabad 

Website: https://www.gulnareskincare.com/

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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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In Conversation With Elton Fernandez

How would you describe yourself?

I am very hard working and ambitious, they call me a potty mouth or a gutter mouth because I have a very bad sense of humor and I have skill which is to take anything, be it anything about mom, dad, hope, lunch, dinner be it anything I can make it about sex, that’s why the call me one track potty mouth. And I like that, I don’t fight it and I like style and grooming.

Since how long have you been in associated with makeup?

It’s been about fourteen and a half years and the journey has been Worthwhile and Incredible; life has been great.

What do you enjoy the most about your work?

I enjoy the fact and it’s a known fact that the entertainment or the beauty of this industry matures you at a pace that is 10 times faster than a regular, because you interact with so many different kind of people and these are all people fluctuating at a higher frequency, they are just more evolved in the way they live, they work so that experience and exchange of knowledge and idea is what I enjoy

For me you are more of an influencer, with your YouTube channel and workshops you teach and inspire so many people…

I think like a child, You know I have said this in some interview also that the two things that I wished for when I would really kneel down and pray was to have a daughter, I don’t know why but as a child I knew that I would want to grow up and have a daughter and not a son and I knew that I would want her to be the women that would be inspirational and strong. And the second thing is that I wanted to be fairer and taller that’s because people made me feel that brown is not nice and I was the darkest member of my family and my grandmother for some reason couldn’t take it, she used to call me blacky, which I thought was so rude. You know when you are a child it may be funny but when you grow up with that insecurity where all my cousins had light skin, light hair and I am dark but today I feel like I need to be the champion of my own cause, because I have learned a lot about myself.

What is the biggest challenge you faced so far?

We live in a number driven world and I find it hard accumulating these numbers being out and proud gay in a country like India, so every time I post something that’s homosexual or even remotely sexual for that matter, I lose about 100 followers, like this morning I posted a pride picture on Instagram supporting gay pride, my followers dropped from 36.7 to 36.6. so I know that people are just close minded and even on YouTube for that matter getting numbers is bit difficult because I think I am a man and I am not just somebody sitting in my bedroom and painting my face, I am doing it in a professional way so I think it’s difficult. If I was a pretty girl she would have had more followers that is something I don’t understand.

As today’s women are busier than ever, what is the easiest way from going morning to evening look?

The beauty of Indian women is brown skin and a brown canvas goes with anything, any colour. Be it brown eyes, black hair, dark brows , dark lashes any colour goes, we can put brown eye shadow or blue eye shadow, we are not limited. Like people with dark complexion can wear bold end colours, they wear solid pigment and it looks incredible. But we Indians, with our brown skin can wear any colour; so I recommend Indian women to ditch their black kajal and go for coloured kajal in the day. Like you wear purple, brown, plum and in the evening load up a bit. You have done wing liner and you have done it in black which is great but what if you did it with a blue going into a black or vive-versa or a blue under a black and in the night follow it on the underside and you can add colour, a kajal- a thick Shenaz Hussain like line and you are ready to rock.

Tell me few things every that every girl or women can have, like a go to kit.

I would say get a great skin care regime, it is your ultimate makeup.  Prep and hydrate your skin, I would suggest a hydrating gel by ‘Organic Harvest’. It is a moisturizer in a gel form, it also is a little sticky which works for me and helps me stick my make up better. I also like the sunscreen gel again from organic harvest. The other would be a spf15 which is good for dark skin. In spf people think that the higher the number the more the protection, that’s false. The lighter the number the more it applies to darker skin. A spf15 or 20 is really perfect for someone who is really dark. If you are light skinned like a Kashmiri then you would need an spf 20. For foundation that is quick, economical is ‘Fit me by Maybelline’ , then I would say get a lip and cheek stain any company ,it brings the rawness under the eyes and then an eyelash curler and a mascara and if you like something light then use a light one but if you want something dramatic then lash sensational mascara by Maybelline is nice and then use a brow pencil or a powder, just to fill in the gaps. I would like to keep one or two colored lipsticks which are long wearing so that you don’t have to keep doing the touch up and one that is boom pop up colour like a bold red or a bold pink  or orange, on darker skin orange looks good and I love Maybelline . A gloss maybe, I like glosses it’s fun and not to forget a bronzer and a high lighter.  People don’t understand that shadow is as important as light. So get shadow and get high lighter and push in certain areas of your face and highlighter adds the glow for Instagram, as we are the Insta generation

Tell me the brands that are good for Indian skin? And also how important to get the right shade of foundation?

A women should try it on her jawline, apply it there rub it back and forth for few times, if it is making you look fairer and you really have to make it rub hard then it is the wrong color. Don’t go unnecessary shades lighter. All brands make shades now-a-days.

You have worked with so many people, celebs so have you ever had that bizarre moment or any kind of moment when you were like this needs to be fixed?

Brows mostly because most of them are over grown or over scissors or over plucked that I would say to little grow up and add a little softness. I would say stop over grooming and open up the gap in between and don’t let it join.

If you would like to collaborate with someone to come with your own make up line who would it be –I would love to collaborate with Maybelline, I love the team they are young and driving, the take my feedback on and the foreign team is also so nice. But I would like to build a brand of my own and see my name on the box.

So what would be your signature for that – A bronzer that works as a highlighter for our skin. For me highlighter shouldn’t be something of whitish colour it can be pinky bronze stoned highlighter bronzer. Glow while you contour

Who is your all-time favorite muse – Kate Beckinsale, because I think she is a strong women and her personality is so elastic and look at the various hats she is wearing. She could be so many people while she is just kate.

One celeb personality you kill to have on your chair – Kate Beckinsale, a lot of people abroad think that she isn’t beautiful but I find her stunning…

Did you ever lose your temper on a celeb or anyone– Yes I did, but I never showed it. At times I did shown it also, it was just clashing of strong personalities. It’s not important how you fall but how you rise back, so if you two can agree to disagree and can allow each other’s opinion and you can agree that it was fun and lets hug it out. I am happy from my journey, its maturity. If I was the same catholic boy I wouldn’t never experience things and I would be small minded and get offended by every little thing or people that they say to me and I would be too sensitive.

What is your opinion on regrets– I don’t have any, sometimes may I would really regret hooking up with someone I dint enjoy  just for pity thing or whatever  because that happens in gay culture. It is very much about instant gratification which is about getting on an app, getting her are rocks off and getting on with life. It could be any one someone who met 15 min before, or someone with whom with you chatted for 2 days or somebody whom you bumped into the streets some day.so in that sense sometimes you do regret it, but nothing else

Are you single- I am dating a wonderful man, but I am still available- it’s a consensual non monogamous relationship, so we agree that love doesn’t have to be that you constantly need to protect. It just stays anyway.

What are the 5 things you never leave home without-My underwear, my brow pencil, my hair extension, my self-respect and just an open mind.

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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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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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Skincare routine with Lotus Herbals

The hunt for good skin is fervent and one of the most sought-out side effects when looking for a good skincare product. As a teenager, Lotus was the first retail purchase for my skin care, my mom loved the products and I followed her footsteps in purchasing my first sunscreen. When Lotus came up with tinted sunscreen, nothing could get better. Sun protection with a formula that covers minute imperfections was just genius.

So when Lotus sent me over some products to try, I was more than excited. The products included a night time regime that had ‘Serum’ and ‘White Glow cream’ I decided to give it at least a month before I wrote down the review

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Sunscreen Matte Gel  Sunscreen & Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock
We can feel the heat and its just the beginning of march, firstly let say, summers or winter, indoors or outdoors a regular use of sunscreen is very important. With summers we are exposed to sunlight more than ever, ‘Lotus Sunscreen  Matte Gel’ is the perfect product to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. I get it- when it’s hot and humid, the last thing you want to do is add an extra layer of product on your skin. Common complaints about sunscreens are that they feel heavy and cloying. But if you want healthy, youthful, glowing skin then sun protection is non- negotiable. But this has an incredibly comfortable texture, perfect for all skin types (mine is combination and suits me perfectly). I recommend this formula because it’s thin and fluid, plus, it sits beautifully under makeup too. And when a sunblock comes with a tinted factor that promises to make your skin look smooth and helps to fix the imperfections, there is nothing more you need.

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Lotus Herbals Whiteglow, Skin Whitening and Brightening Nourishing Night Crème-  It diminishes dark pigmentation and boosts radiance and clarity.  Has benefits of mulberry, grape, saxifraga extracts, and milk enzymes.  Grape concentrate present in this night cream sheds the skin and permits it to infiltrate profound while Milk compounds square melanin pathways and Mulberry concentrate goes about as a decent tyrosinase inhibitor, counteracting hyper-pigmentation, lastly Saxifraga concentrate searches free radicals that can bring about skin harm.
All these combined, calm skin gives  a smooth surface, even tone, and whiteness, and puts a gleam all over when you get up in the morning.  It blends in well and instantly hydrates the skin, leaving it supple. It visibly reduces the sun spots, acne marks and give a very dewy finish to your skin.

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Lotus Herbals YouthRx Activating Serum + Creme – I have been using this twice a day. Just patting with my fingertips thorough out my face and neck. Lot of people forget the neck, but you need to understand it is very vital to take care of it, whatever you apply to your face just extended it to you neck. The serum by lotus protects the skin from radical damage while also helping to treat it. It contains great amount of revolutionary Ginplex Youth Compound, contains 10 times extra anti-ageing power, removes the extra oil on the skin and also controls acne, pimples and blemishes

Serums are great for your skin, they delivers the active ingredients we love deep down to the skin cells that need them in their most potent form. You can use these under makeup, night cream and even under sunscreen on a no makeup day. You only need one small pump, and unless you’re really dry, you can skip moisturizer.

Lotus Herbals Creame – The day care gel cream has cooling effect and refreshes skin on contact while the plant-based ingredients actually relax tense facial muscles (like Botox, but gentler and from nature) to diminish the appearance of lines all day long. The formula is enriched with moisturizers to smooth and plump skin. The cream, will not only make your skin feel super nourished but also produce a noticeable difference in complexion.

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Perfect skin comes with a good skin regime

Lotus Herbals has something to suit your every skin need. Their products will give you the radiant skin you’ve been missing. Lotus products are by far most hassle free and their range of products can easily be included in your daily routine within budget.

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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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Beauty Cleanse by Raw Pressery

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Raw Pressery  is back with a new launch- The Beauty Cleanse. Its designed to cleanse your body, purify your skin. What i love the most about it is , it is like a complete package which comes with an addition of boosters, tea’s infusions and face mask and body scrub for your external use.

Their newly added flavors in juices are ‘All Good, No Bad’

Ingredients That RuleActivated Charcoal, one of the first drinks (i know) that has something related to super trending ingredient across globe – Charcoal which is a universal antidote and natural detoxifier; Marogold: well this did come as a surprise because i only saw this as a decorative flower, you would be surprised to know (as i was) that t is great for your digestive system and relaxes you.

The Tea addition – Relaxing herbal teas’ like Marigold Green Tea and Long Island Green Tea makes up your beautiful day.  I am so used to drinking green tea and these flavors are so aromatic and soothing at the same time that its a perfect way to say goodbye stress!

Skin- Face Espresso Scrub, i love coffee in any form, i have been using coffee scrub (you would know my love for it if you have already following me on Instagram) coffee is great for you skin too when used externally, it tightens and reduces cellulite. Rhassoul Clay on your face while sipping on this to really bring out that inner GLOW.

Benefits: you feel lighter, cleansed, calm, healthy glowing on your skin, better  sleep and even better metabolism.
1 day cleanse – 1800/-, 2 day cleanse – 3600/- and 3 day cleanse – 5400/-

Order from: Raw Pressery Website

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Bounce Salon & Spa Hyderabad

last year was very experimental for me, i am extremely possessive of my hair and when i decided to color my hair it took mt 2 years to finalize between browns and mahogany. when i finally got brown highlights i was so happy and withing 6 months (when they almost faded) i went for a retouch but ended up with ombre of same color. I loved every bit of it.

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My Ombre Look before i went global

But then it started wearing of the and brown started changing to almost copper’ish color (trust me it looked very weird) and i was in need of major make over of my hair and that is when i headed to newly opened Bounce Salon & Spa in Hyderabad and consulted their expert who took over all my worries.

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Post my color i also went for a Hair Spa, they suggested me – ‘Elements Hair Spa’ and as the name suggest the products used where from Elements, a quick wash followed by massage (this is the best part,  the kneading strokes eases tension and stimulates blood flow) post massage they gave me a nice steam to soak in all the goodness, post which a wash and blow dry completed the treatment. Idly its not suggested to go for blow dry but since i have sinus issue i get it low dried partially.

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This is how my hair looks now, i love the brown that subtly glows in sunlight and my hair feels great even after 2 washes.

Impressed by range of their services and with time on hand i decided to try out their skin care option as well and after a glance at my skin the expert (yes they have on for your skin issues as well) after voicing my concern hey suggested me to go for ‘Hydrating & Nourishing Cleanup by Comfort Zone’and as i relaxed my way to a glowing skin they tailor made a process for me when i mentioned i need an extra glow for the upcoming wedding i had to attend (which they were happy to give). Starting of they did a 3 step clean up treatment, that cleanses, brightens and lightens your skin for a perfect glow (30 Mins) they then followed up with a Illumination Whitening Treatment that helps to reduce the look of uneven skin tone, pigmentation. This treatment is for immediate fix but you can have maximum results with a few settings depending on your skin (as suggested by their skin care expert)

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Bounce Salon & Spa has special rooms for skin care regimes and spa services 

They offered me a complementary pedicure service which was no less than an extended foot spa experience. The place is hygienic, spacious, the staff is well aware and trained. i am definitely sticking by them for my future spa appointments.

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The Mani-Pedi Section at Bounce Salon & Spa

I made a day out it pampering my self to a make over, cleanup, pedicure and hair spa and totally had an amazing time. They also specialize in Nail, Spa, Bridal and Make up services along with Hair and Skin.

So don’t wait up for the weekend and get yourself pampered, don’t forget to take an appointment before hand and for even better service do ask their in-house experts to suggest what suits you best. With 3 outlets in the city, there services are more accessible than ever.

Locations: Jubilee hills, Road No.36, Banjara Hills, Road no.12, and Inorbit mall, Level – 3.

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