ALPS Beauty launches a wide range of Bharti Taneja’s Makeup Essentials!

In todays life when we are loaded with options in terms of cosmetics, very few times we end up being fully satisfied with the quality. more often then not, we just juggle between trying new products each time, but finding products that satisfy our need of apt shades, or their lasting long, or their overall quality if a tiff.

But no more, say goodbye to your cosmetic woos as ALPS beauty launches a wide range of Bharti Taneja’s Make Up Essentials.Bharti Taneja’s makeup brand offers the wide range of products to treat yourself to affordable and skinfriendly makeup products.

According to a report, India’s retail beauty and cosmetics industry is likely to almost treble to $2.68 billion by 2020 so, it won’t be wrong to say that every new invention in the industry is setting a trend.

“There is an increasing awareness about protection of the environment. Therefore, the popularity of eco-friendly products will increase in the days to come. Apart from the ‘back to nature’ trend, there is also a ‘total well-being’ trend sweeping the world. People are more aware about herbal healing and the harmful effects of chemicals. They will opt for eco-friendly products,” says Gunjan Taneja Gaur, Permanent Makeup Expert and Executive Director- Alps Beauty.

Some of the key products are

*Contour Ultima Palette*
Comes with 4 shades, Contour Ultima Palette has Bronze, Brown, Silver and Gold colour in the pack. It is perfect to create best facial shape, contouring or highlighting your features. Along with this, it can be used for light and simple eye makeup as Bronze shade can be applied for bronzing, Brown for eye contouring and Silver & Gold for highlighting. Bring this two in one Contour Ultima Palette and gift yourself a glamorous make over. I personally loved this palatte.

*Water proof long lasting base*
Now even water can’t wash away your makeup. Welcome the all new Water Proof Long Lasting Base that keeps your skin healthy, glowing, and naturally beautiful. This silicone based pre base has filwax which not only diminishes wrinkles and open pores but also lift up your skin to make it look young. It also gives a very smoothing effect on your skin by filling the imperfections. Enriched with Vitamin E, it lets you carry makeup throughout the day without any woes.

*Picture Perfect Face Primer*
No more imperfections! This Picture Perfect Face Primer creates a smooth base for make-up, correct areas of redness, uneven tones & at the same time moisturize your skin; leaving it perfect for a click. Enhanced with Vitamin E extracts, skin is tightened, toned & nourished; surpassing all your expectation. We bet it’ll be your number choice the moment you’ll apply it on your skin. Be cautious, you might get obsessed with its goodness!

*Two way cake*
Crafted to give a flawless, matte, and breathless look, this two way cake is great for final touchups. It offers the advantages of having both foundation and powder in a single product! The heart of this product is its Vitamin E formula which nourishes your skin and gives a perfect and smooth texture. It is superb for a dream matte finish that your heart is yelling for. Besides, its carefully constructed packaging makes it easy to use & super easy to carry.

*Sweet Seduction Lipstick*
Name says it all! This Sweet seduction lipstick gives your lip a super hot look. And if you’re looking for a lipstick which stays all day long and gives Matte look. Then, this is it! Bharti Taneja’s Makeup Essential Sweet Seduction Lipstick is your dream product. It comes with full pigment along with Vitamin E agents which keep it stay on your lips for about 18 hours without making your lips look or feel dry. Thanks to Vitamin E, it also delivers the nourishing properties of a balm. Go, grab one, you seriously need it. I have been hooked to it and using it regularly since a week and I am so impressed with its shades, its texture and most of all the fact that it truly stays on. Whether you eat or drink, the lipstick doesn’t smudge and I love it

*Eye Shadows*

I am totally bowled over by the shades of the eye shadows available, the colours are so interesting and the ease of applying them becomes as added value to buy all of these. Another unique feature is the way these shadows and base can be bottled on top of each other and make yourself a small and neat carry away make up kit.

4 Tips For Soft and Glowing Winter Skin

Anyone else starting to feel a bit dry in the cold weather? It’s no wonder with all the heating we expose our skin to inside and the rapidly dropping temperatures outside, and seriously dry winter skin needs more than just a good moisturizer. Here is a handful of soothing tips that will keep that chapping and redness at bay, so that you can face the cold air without worrying about the effect it has on your skin.

 

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It’s what skincare is all about, after all, and it makes it a lot easier to prevent early signs of aging as well.

#1 Protect your skin

Just like you’re told to cover up and protect your skin with thin layers when it’s sunny outside, your skin still needs this kind of protection during winter. It’s not as much to shelter you from the harmful effects of the sun as it is to keep the wind and frost at bay, though, so get yourself a thick scarf this winter as well as some gloves.

If you have ever lived somewhere severely cold, you know the feeling of dry and red hands very well. A decent moisturizer just doesn’t cut it, and you’ll risk red patches and even bleeding unless you cover your skin up before stepping outside. Not just because it’s unflattering to look at; dry winter skin can be downright painful.

#2 Choose lukewarm water

Try to go for lukewarm water when you wash your hands and shower. To go in either direction, meaning too cold or too warm, will dry your skin out little by little, and considering the amount of times we should wash our hands during winter to avoid getting sick, it’s important to keep this in mind. Have a look at https://water-rightgroup.com to understand how water affects your dry winter skin.

It’s understandably tempting to enjoy a hot shower when you’ve been freezing outside, so focus on washing your hands and face in lukewarm water instead. That way, you still get to steam up your bathroom when you need it the most.

#3 Moisturize no more than 20 minutes after showering

Those who struggle with dry skin on a daily basis and regardless of the seasons will probably say you should let your face air-dry after showering. Do it if you have time to wait before putting on makeup or rushing out the door – or just apply a moisturizer as soon as possible after showering.

The trick is not to wait more than 20 minutes; applying moisture to damp skin will help seal the dampness into your skin, and you can enjoy that extra protection when you step outside. If your skin is constantly dry, it’s a good idea to take a look at the kind of lotion and makeup you use on a daily basis.

Petroleum-based ingredients are common in moisturizers you buy in the regular grocery shops and may, in fact, make your skin even drier over time. It’s one of those tricks of the cosmetic industry to keep you coming back for more. Have a look at https://soundbodylife.com/best/makeup/for/aging-skin if you’re looking for makeup to quench your skin’s thirst and visit the pharmacy to buy a moisturizer that is actually made for dry skin. Look for fat-based lotions rather than water-based ones, and ask the pharmacist to help you out.

They know all about the kind of lotions that works well during winter – and if you have a problem with itchiness or redness, they’ll even be able to sort this out for you. Pharmacists are knowledgeable people, so take advantage of it rather than spending money on yet another supermarket moisturizer.

#4 Hydrate from the inside out

Many of us hardly drink enough water during the day, and we tend to forget about it, even more, when it’s winter. Sufficient amount of water is, of course, alpha omega when it comes to keeping your skin soft and glowing – as the largest organ we have and the only layer that protects us from the elements, your skin is the last priority when your body distributes water.

If you haven’t been drinking enough, it may even steal some water from your skin to keep your other organs functioning – health before beauty, and all that. It makes sense, though, and we’re grateful for it, but try to help your skin out a bit by eating food with a high water content as well. Soup is a good idea during winter, as well as tomatoes and cucumbers.

Use less powder as well, by the way, if you use makeup on a daily basis and try to not touch your face too much during the day. You should be able to enjoy a baby-smooth face throughout the cold seasons if you manage all of the above, so keep it up, and remember to moisturize before going to bed.

Ten Tips for a More Positive Body Image

Many women around the world struggle with their confidence. Whether you just ended a relationship and feel unwanted and unloved, or just want to feel better about yourself, you will definitely benefit from a confidence boost. Remember that how you see yourself is not the same how others see you. Make sure that you learn how to show your most positive side in every situation, and your body image will become much healthier. Read our tips below.

1. Update Your Wardrobe

Retail therapy is one of the best ways of getting rid of the blues. You must update your wardrobe and stop wearing the clothes that don’t bring out the best of your figure. Looking trendy is the first step towards being liked and respected. Find your personal style and look for inspiration from others.

2. Try a New Hair Color

It might be that you are not happy with your hair color or style. Does the haircut you have had for many years still suit your body size and personality? If not, it is time for a change. Get some ideas from hair stylists in your neighborhood for free, and decide which adventurous style you are going to try.

3. Play with Online Makeover Tools

If you are not quite brave and confident enough to take a leap, you can start playing with some of the online styling and makeover tools. They are fun, entertaining, and help you decide on hair color, style, makeup, and accessories.

4. Ask Your Friends for Advice

You might not be confident enough to try new things, and could need advice. Your friends will be more than happy to give you feedback on how you walk, hold yourself, wear different clothes, and style your hair. Ask for complete honesty, but be prepared to deal with it.

5. Get Fit

While most people start exercising to lose weight, getting fit has several additional benefits, too. Going for a walk, for example, reduces the level of anxiety hormones in your body, so you stop worrying about your looks and how others see you. Simple lifestyle changes, such as walking to the shops instead of driving and taking the stairs instead of the elevator can go a long way.

6. Learn How to Wear Heels

High heels make your legs look longer and leaner. If you rarely wear them, you should start practicing. Every dress looks much better with a stiletto, and looking taller improves your confidence, too.

7. Sign Up for a Makeup Course

If you have no idea what colors and styles suit you, there is something to be done about this. Why don’t you sign up for a makeup course and learn how to make blemishes disappear and how to highlight your best features. If you need makeup to feel good walking out of the door, let it be.

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8. Tone Up and Lose Weight

Often the reason why people have a negative body image is the way they look in their tight clothes. If you are fed up with being unhappy and want to get rid of your bat flaps, you can create a personal training schedule for only a few minutes a day to get toned up. If you tend to comfort eat, find a diet shake company that offers nutritious desserts. Alternatively, eliminate sugar and fat to lose weight from the right areas.

9. Start Dating

Dating is one of the best ways of getting positive confirmation and building up your confidence. If you get to take a nice photo and register on one of the sites, as soon as the responses come in your confidence level starts increasing. Even if you are not serious about meeting anyone, you will benefit from guys expressing their interest in you.

10. Learn to Accept Compliments

One of the common traits of women with low confidence and negative body image is that they don’t take compliments seriously. They simply say thanks, but don’t think that the other person meant the positive comment they made. Learn to accept the fact that others notice your looks and try to believe that they genuinely like you.

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Low confidence is an issue that is often associated with negative body image. If you want to feel better in your skin, ask for help and start trying new things. Losing weight and becoming healthier is only the first step; you must keep on working on your confidence and appearance until you are satisfied and get enough compliments each day to keep you going.

Common Problems with Skin and How to Solve Them

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Your skin is the biggest organ of your whole body and it does a lot to keep you healthy and beautiful. Your skin is good at regulating your temperature and protecting itself from the sun. It covers you in order to keep all your guts in and yet it can stretch to be more accommodating (just think how big pregnant tummies can be!) But in spite of all these clear benefits, we are always complaining about the state of our skin and how it could be improved.

There are all sorts of small health issues that plague us from time to time that aren’t serious but just annoy you more than you need. Often there are simple treatments that can help us back to feeling normal again. Your skin is no different and there are lots of different solutions to each of those niggling issues, so you can have perfect skin after all.

Acne and spots

Spots are a natural, if very annoying, occurrence and everyone will have a spot or two every so often. They are caused by the overproduction of natural oils which fills the pores causing a small lump. This lump might turn into a whitehead, a blackhead, a tiny cyst or a red blemish but all of these are essentially just spots.Acne affects most people though it can have more severe impacts such as a rash like appearance and potential scarring. Acne is essentially the same as spots but is exacerbated by the acne bacteria which causes the skin to swell and become sore.

Try to avoid touching your face, especially when you have acne and spots so that you don’t spread any bacteria over your skin. Wash your face with mild soapy water and avoid scrubbing as that will just make you bleed and scab over. You could try face masks or other treatments to help clear acne and return your skin to its natural beauty.  

While squeezing spots is tempting, do your best to simply ignore them. A popped spot is likely to last longer than one left to its own devices because it is more likely to become infected or scab over. Similarly, using toothpaste or other products intended to dry spots out may cause further damage to your skin and leave pockmarks.

To avoid any potential scarring, be gentle and kind with your skin. Use oil-free products to make sure that your skin doesn’t become too oily leading to even more spots and as far as you can, let it be.

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Birthmarks and uneven pigmentation

The ideal airbrushed skin is even in tone, freckle-free and birthmark-free too. Most people don’t really have skin like this though and even celebrities need a bit of cosmetic assistance when they walk the red carpet. To achieve flawless skin, try using concealers and foundations to form the ideal base for your makeup. Use slightly different colours to counteract the pigments in your skin to achieve the perfect glow. So for example, if you have broken capillaries causing redness, use a camouflage cream with a yellow base it counteract the red.

Makeup doesn’t have to be restricted to your face, but if you have a birthmark in an awkward place and you just want to have an even skin tone, you could try Dore Aesthetics. They have a non-surgical treatment that will even out any pigmentation issues in your skin to create a perfect, even tone. It may take a few treatments to reach complete perfection but if you are truly self-conscious about it, this may well give you the confidence boost you need to feel good about your skin.

Dry Skin

There are few things so itchy and irritable as patches of dry, flaky skin. It might be caused by overexposure to the sun or it is possibly due to eczema making you feel raw and uncomfortable. Either way, dry skin is no fun and needs to be treated quickly to avoid it getting worse.

The best thing you can do for dry skin is to moisturize regularly. Dry skin doesn’t produce as many natural oils as normal skin so topping up with a moisturizer will help to plump your skin up for a healthy natural glow. Contrary to popular opinion, you may also find that exfoliation can help. By removing dead skin using a flannel and a toner a couple of times a week, you may actually find that your skin is more likely to take on the moisture from your other products and look all the healthier for it.

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Keeping Your Skin Healthy

Maintaining perfect skin is as much about luck as it is about understanding what your skin needs to stay healthy. However hard you try, you will always experience a spot or two every so often but if you know how to treat them, it shouldn’t be such a traumatic experience!

Being properly hydrated will ensure that your skin has the best chance of staying healthy. Like the rest of your body, the skin relies on water to get rid of toxins and stay in peak condition. Water will help you to ensure that your skin stays plump and beautiful and will reduce the instance of wrinkles.

If you spend lots of time outside in the sun, invest in a good sun hat to protect your face, neck and shoulders from overexposure. This will help to avoid getting sunburn as well as any unwanted freckling. You should also ensure that you apply sunscreen to any skin not covered by your clothes around 15 minutes before you go out. If you are out in the sun for a long period of time, use after sun body lotion to moisturize your skin and prevent it from drying out.  

Your skin is an amazing organ that does so much for you, you really shouldn’t complain about such small imperfections. But, if you are a perfectionist and you want flawless skin, these tips should help you to achieve that laudable goal! Remember that your general health will probably be reflected in how your skin looks so get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle for the best results.

 

Jewellerkaka.com, the new way of jewellery shopping!

With the festivities being in full galore and the approaching wedding season, finding apt jewellery to match our clothes is always a gruesome task. We usually end up visiting multiple shops or checking out various sites till we find that one right piece of jewellery. But I recently stumbled upon www.jewellerkaka.com and instantly found my search for fine jewellery pieces ending here.

I got a beautiful pair of earrings from jewellerkaka and it totally made my festive experience worthwhile. I loved the packaging, because careful packaging is a must when sending across jewellery pieces. The finish of the product spoke immensely about its quality and craftsmanship. One look at the earring and one could gauge the dedication and detailing of work that had gone into it.

Jewellerkaka.com is your one stop to shop for best designed fashion jewellery for all your occasions. At Jewellerkaka they have the finest of jewels which do not come with the heftiest of price tags. Designed by brilliant artists and crafted by master craftsmen, Jewellerkaka is all about affordable luxury, exclusive designs, and traditional pieces that lead you to have a lavish and smooth shopping experience. They deal with exclusive imitation jewellery. It is the ideal concoction of the modern designs with an ethnic touch. It is a mixture of crafty designs, well concluded finesse with an artistic feel to it. They pay high regards to the matching preferences of the customers and hence they are bringing the ease and comfort of online shopping to find the ideal jewellery that matches both the dress and the occasion as well. The jewellery is loaded with design, so exquisite that you’d not mind giving up on the original, quality so pristine, that even the purest of metals will blush in red. With over 4 years in the business line, its growing faster than child’s hair. Spreading across the nation with its reach via e-commerce, giving customers a wide range and a variety to choose from, establishing a brand that knows that stylish jewellery is the gateway to women’s heart. If you are still not convinced, simply log on to the site once and you would know what I mean.

Founded in Year 2015 by a 23 year old Young, Ambitious & Energetic Soul, CA Vikalp Bothara who started the company with an aim to showcase the extensive designs of Indian Traditional jewellery all over the world. Currently Jewellerkaka delivers all their products globally.

USP:

At Jewellerkaka, you are not only a buyer but they make you become a seller too. They give you a platform where you can sell your fashion jewellery and make money.

About CA Vikalp Bothara:

Vikalp Bothara is a Chartered Accountant by profession and runs his own CA firm as well. A practicing Young & smart professional having various clients including corporates & High net worth individuals. He is an active investor in stock market & mutual funds. Vikalp always holds a keen interest in jewellery designing because that’s what his family had for a long time. So after completing his CA, he decided to start off a brand which will be completely Indian originated and everyone can relate to “Jewellerkaka”.

Simple Steps To Get Glowing Skin From Head To Toe

Do you often wish your skin was more glowing? Sometimes it can seem like all the products and makeup in the world can’t help you to get that fresh, luminous look that you crave. The key to glowing skin doesn’t come from a miracle product – it’s the work of living a healthy lifestyle and making smart choices about your health. Discover the secrets behind glowing skin with these top tips.

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Drink more water

So many people fail to drink their recommended daily water intake. It’s easy to do, especially if you’re always rushing around. However, water is one of the best things you can do to boost the appearance of your skin. Water helps keep your skin plumped and hydrated, while other benefits of drinking water include reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helping your body flush out toxins that can cause spots and blemishes.

Exfoliate

Regular exfoliation can make a huge difference to your skin’s appearance. A good buff will help eliminate dead skin cells, work cleansing products deep into your skin as well as help it to absorb moisturizer better. Using exfoliating treatments and buffing sponges is one of the recommendations from www.cellulite.com to help improve the appearance of cellulite. If you’ve got sensitive skin, avoid harsh exfoliators that could leave your skin red and irritated.

Ease up on the caffeine

While you might need caffeine to function, your coffee habit could be doing more damage to your skin than you realize. Caffeine can have an affect your blood vessels, stopping vital nutrients that help it to produce collagen and therefore prevent aging. See if you can switch to herbal teas instead of your regular coffee to see if it can leave your skin glowing and healthy.

Moisturize

Many women forget to moisturize while others will focus on moisturizing their face and not their body. Moisturizing is important to help your skin lock in moisture and give it a smooth and even appearance. You don’t have to buy an expensive moisturizer to feel the benefits, as even the action of moisturizing helps to promote blood flow or ease aching muscles. If you’re really short on time, try a moisturizing spray or in-shower product that’s perfect for keeping your skin soft and smooth when you’re on the go.

Exercise regularly

Weight gain can affect the appearance of your skin, and an unhealthy diet could be causing your face to appear red and greasy. Taking steps to look after your health through a good diet and exercise will do wonders for your skin, as well as boost your mood and energy levels. Finding time to exercise isn’t always easy, but you could combine exercise and TV so that you can exercise at home without having to take the time to go to the gym. Regular exercise boosts your skin’s blood flow, helping it get what it needs to look healthy.

The secret to glowing skin is all down to you. Make sure you give your skincare routine the attention it deserves and enjoy youthful, luminous skin that makes you happy with what you see in the mirror.

 

 

 

Dress Your Bridesmaids With These Go-To Tips

You might think that you and your besties are totally inseparable and that nothing will ever come between you all. But have you ever had to dress them as your bridesmaids? When that day finally arrives and you have to find clothes and accessories for them to wear as your bridesmaids, you will find out that dressing friends is like walking through a minefield!

Your friends might have completely different ideas to you as to what looks good, and you might come to blows other your different ideas of what the ideal bridesmaid dress is. But this doesn’t have to be completely stressful! All you need to do is dress your bridesmaids with these excellent tips, and you should find that there are very few arguments and squabbles between you all!

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Discuss Your Ideas Before You Go Shopping

If you have a specific idea in mind for your bridesmaid’s dresses, then it’s important that you let them know before you all go out shopping together. This will give your bridesmaids a chance to voice their opinions and also let you know any ideas that they had as well. You can put all your ideas together to see if you can come up with a compromise, if needed. It’s much better to get everything out in the open before you go shopping, as it prevents any arguments in the shops!

 

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It’s OK To Be Different

Do your bridesmaids all want different styles of dresses or keep on saying they’d look better in a different colour? If so, don’t worry. The big bridesmaid trend at the minute is to have bridesmaids that are all dressed slightly differently. So, you might want to have everyone in a matching style of dress but by the dresses in different colours or shades. Alternatively, you might want them all to wear different dresses that all have a matching colour. So, if you and your bridesmaids do have wildly differing ideas, you shouldn’t be too worried – it’s now cool for them all to be dressed slightly differently!

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Help Them Sparkle

If you had asked a bride to be just a few years ago what their worst nightmare for their wedding would be, it would probably be something along the lines of their bridesmaids outshining them on their big day. But this is rarely the case now with most brides, and lots of ladies want to help all their bridesmaids sparkle just as much as they do on their wedding day. One way you can do that is buy treating them to some gorgeous jewellery from The Iconic or another trusted jewellers. Make sure there are plenty of gemstones in the pieces they wear so that they catch everyone’s attention! You can also add some extra glitz by making sure their dresses are covered in gems and glitter.

Don’t Ignore Your Budget

You have a budget for your bridesmaid’s dresses, right? If not, you need to get the calculator out and start thinking about how much you can afford to spend right now before you hit the shops! Otherwise, you might end up going over budget by quite a bit, and this could leave you with a lot less money to spend on other areas of your wedding. So, before you do start shopping or looking at potential dresses outline, get to know your finances, and write the amount you can spend down on some paper. It’s useful to take this paper with you when you are in the shops so that you never forget what your budget actually is!

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If In Doubt, Go Long

If your bridesmaids all have different body shapes, you might struggle to find a style of dress that suits them all. Thankfully, though, there is one way to get around this – just mix up your hemline lengths! Anyone who is average height or above should be able to get away with a maxi-dress. Those girls who are short will need to go for a midi or mini hemline as a maxi one could drown them. So, if possible, look for dresses that come in different hemline lengths. Your bridesmaids will certainly thank you as they will definitely look great in the dress!

I know that lots of brides often get nervous about dressing all of their bridesmaids. After all, each of your friends will know what suits them and might not want to be too keen on wearing anything other than this specific style. But, as long as you follow all of the above tips, you should find that dressing your bridesmaids isn’t actually that bad!

VLCC Facewash, just what you need for a perfect skin!

Finding a face wash as per our skin type isn’t a challenge anymore these days, as there are plenty of options available in the market, yet finding that perfect face wash remains a task. Certain face washes cleanse, but make your skin feel dry after the wash, and certain leave them too oily. There are face washes that manage the hydration and cleansing part, but they leave the skin plain and dull. It gets difficult to achieve all of these from one face wash. I have tried a lot of brands and options but never got satisfied until recently when I tried the VLCC Ayurveda Double Power Double Neem Face Wash. This is surely one gem of a product, it not only cleanses and purifies the skin, but also leaves it glowing.

Now with the festive season approaching, I am sure all of us would want our skin to feel nourished, cleansed as well as glowing, I highly recommend trying this product out and I am sure you will love it.

Salient Features:

  1. Gel Type Face Wash
  2. Not too thick, and hence easy application
  3. Purifies skin deeply
  4. Prevents acne
  5. Leaves skin replenished and moisturised
  6. Doesn’t dry the skin
  7. Skin feels glowing

The best part about the product is that it is effective for all skin types, though oily skinned people like me benefit the most out of the anti fungal and acne prone qualities of neem, but overall it helps all skin types for an extremely satisfying purifying experience.

Also its very simple to order the product, just log on to VLCC personal care site and order yourself not just this face wash, but a wide array of personal care products. With the festive season right there, you can even order yourself or your loved ones some amazing hampers from the site.

For myself, I know for sure that after using this Double Power Double Neem Face Wash, my search has ended, I am now only gonna explore more products from VLCC as the affects of this product on my skin have given me the confidence to try more. Don’t believe the glow, see my picture below and you will know what I mean

Prepare Your Skin For The Winter Season

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You should always take the time out to look after your skin, but now so more than ever because temperatures are changing. It’s been hot and humid which your body has adapted to, but now the cooler days are introducing themselves, so your skin is going to need some time to readapt to the change, so it’s extra important – now more than ever – to look after yourself properly.

Here’s how you can do that.

Change the moisturiser

As winter is coming, the products that you are using now just aren’t going to cut it. In the summer months, your skincare routine will include lightweight lotions, but the colder it gets, the dryer your skin becomes, so it needs more moisture otherwise it will start the crack. So it’s important to stay on top of the task at hand by investing in the right creams to coat your skin and protect it from the cool weather.

Reduce your shower time

It’s clear that hot showers are greatly welcomed in the winter, but believe it or not, they can actually do more harm than good to your skin. The hot water from the showers will cause your skin to dry out even more which can leave you feeling very irritated and sore. So although you don’t need to suffer by taking a cold water shower, it’d be wise to just shorten the length of time you bathe.

Focus on sensitive areas

It’s very ordinary to have some areas that are affected more than others. A common place is the lips and around the nose, and in that case, they will require a little more attention. In order to solve this problem, you will want to apply a moisturising lip balm on your lips to prevent them from cracking, and keep reapplying your usual moisturising lotion on any other areas to keep them soft.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is a way of removing any dead skin that you have that is clogging your pores and clinging to you when it doesn’t need to be. It removes the dead cells while leaving your skin feeling silky smooth. There are many other techniques out there which claim to do this in a different way – you can find more ideas on sites like Exfoliate.com, along with personal advice and reviews on the various approaches.

Keep yourself healthy

Although you’re paying attention to the outside of your body, you should also make a conscious effort to take care of the inside, as it’s all connected and will make a big difference in your results if everything works together. This means maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep your appearance looking good, all while feeling great.

Stay hydrated

Water, water, water. You can never have enough of it. It’s what keeps the fluids pumping and your skin glowing – even in the winter. When you hear people complimenting one another on how radiant they’re looking, you’ll find that that is down to how well hydrated they keep themselves – look on homemadeforelle.com to find out more. So always keep a bottle of water on you so you can top it up throughout the day.

 

 

Want To Stand Out? Hair’s How to Do It

For some people, the idea of making themselves stand out is terrifying. These people like to blend in with the crowd, be as unobtrusive as possible, and pass by unnoticed.

You’re not like that though.

You’re the kind of person who has no problem with all eyes being on you; in fact, you like it that way. You’re an expressive and creative person, so of course, you make expressive and creative choices when it comes to your looks. You don’t want to blend in; you want to be the showstopper in every room, wearing your personality on your sleeve — and on your face, body, and hair too.

If the above sounds like you, then you’re in luck. Below, there’s an exploration of three ways you can express yourself through the medium of the hair on your head. The beauty of toying with your hair and trying things out is that it will always grow back, so you can do as you please safe in the knowledge it’s not going to be permanent. Keep that in mind, and read on…

Choose A Creative Dye Job

If you don’t mind playing with the color of your hair to get maximum effect, then why not choose a dye job with a difference? Often done over bleached hair (to get the best color pop,) mermaid hair is increasingly popular. Given how beautiful the result can be, it’s easy to see why too.

If you’d rather stick with just the one color, then why not orange hair? Rather than being a problem to be fixed, orange hair is now gaining its own status as an outlandish, delightful, and absolutely deliberate hair color choice. 

Extend, Extend, And Extend!

Long hair is a statement. It’s an inherently feminine statement, and it’s also eye-catching — no matter what your age. However, long hair might be more of a dream than a reality; for some of us, our hair just doesn’t grow long enough or at a quick enough speed to sate your desire for something different. If this is the case for you, then tape in hair extensions might be the answer. With these, you can have a full head of long, flowing hair, without having to wait years to grow it out. Perfect. 

Be Brave; Go Short  

Short hair can look fantastic, as many celebrities have displayed over the years. However, among the general populace, short hair on women is less often seen. So if you truly want to stand out, then going short could be the most effective way of doing it.

One thing that short hair does, above all other styles, is accentuate your bone structure. For most people, a pixie cut will be extremely flattering. Contrary to popular belief, short hair can also be feminine, as proven by Halle Berry, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, and all the other pixie cut fans in the celebrity world. So why not take your lead from the A list, trim your locks, and enjoy a more noticeable style as a result? 

So which of these do you think might tempt you?

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