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.
Gel Type Face Wash
Not too thick, and hence easy application
Purifies skin deeply
Leaves skin replenished and moisturised
Doesn’t dry the skin
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
Loosing Hair..Premature Greying..Dandruff..all these problems have become a part and parcel of our life given several factors like pollution, stress, unhealthy diet and others. At some stage or the other we all face these issues and yet we remain ignorant about them. We either blindly buy hair care products and start using them without realising their adverse affects, or sometimes we assume that there are no permanent solutions to these problems and hence give up on them completely.
I was personally facing this problem since a couple of years, I was loosing hair like hell, premature greying too started to happen. My hair had become so thin and almost stopped growing. Regular trimming, head massages, hair spas, oils, I tied everything but nothing really helped. I started keeping my hair short, though had always been fond of long hair, but like I said somehow my hair never reached the desired length and also they were too thin and didn’t have any volume. My hair most of the times felt limpy and dull.
But not anymore, finally I found a product that helped me overcome all my hair issues and there was been a remarkable change in the length and volume of my hair. I am sure you all would want to know more about the product, so here it is.
Yes REGEN HAIR VITALIZER, a 100% herbal product that stimulates hair growth and also helps fighting other hair related problems. A unique blend of rare, exotic herbs discovered in the Himalayan mountain ranges of India. It arrests hair-fall and helps to promote hair growth. It is 100% herbal, with no side effects, non-oily and is for external application only. Simple to use (Just spray onto hair and scalp and massage!), it restores the strength and natural beauty of the hair and gives it a healthy shine, volume and bounce. It also controls dandruff and prevents pre-mature graying of hair.
Benefits of using Regen Hair Vitalizer:
· Stops Hair Loss
· Helps in promoting hair growth
· Treats dandruff
· Prevents pre-mature graying of hair
· Significantly improves hair quality and volume
· Clinically Proven
· 100% herbal
· No side-effects
· Easy to use
· Works for both men & women
I have been personally using it and my hair feels much better than before. I have been able to add some length to my hair, they feel lustrous and have a much better volume. My head really feels full of hair, which are healthy and it reflects in the shine and vitality of my hair. And here is the proof, I am sure if you compare my earlier picture, you would know exactly what I mean
Its very reasonably priced and available in two variants, REGEN HAIR VITALIZER (250 ml & 100ml) MRP RS. 875/- & RS. 430/- respectively. So what are you waiting for, order today and say goodbye to all your hair woes. Its available on Amazon and Flipkart and more information you can log on to their site as well https://www.regenherbal.com
So I belong to the category of people who are single child of their parents, no I have no regrets as such, I love being alone, but certain occasions like Rakhi and all make you feel a little low. You want to have a brother to gift you some amazing stuff and shower his love. But its ok, I rather believe in self love, so whether its Valentines Day or Rakhi, I gift myself and make myself feel special indeed.
This year around, as I was looking at gifting options, I landed up on this awesome site called Dottedi and I was hooked. They have such an amazing collection of gifting options that it left me confused for a long time. They have gifts as per gender, relationships and also for special occasions. After a long stare and surfing through the pages, I settled for two things. I ordered myself a Mystery Box, which has a combination of gifts and goodies. There are consumables and also some beautiful gifts. In my mystery box I got Caramel Popcorns, a Beautiful Mason Jar, a Set of Shot Glasses, a Scented Candle, and oh how much I am in love with this box. I was amazed at the packaging, the box itself looked so gorgeous. The goodies inside were beautifully packed and it truly made me love myself more and feel very very special.
The next thing that I picked was a Spa Bucket. Who doesn’t love a spa, and when given a chance to get yourself a foot spa, I am always a sucker for it. In fact I love collecting spa products and sometimes just dip my feet in a bucket and relax myself. This beautiful bucket consisted of foot scrub, foot softener, a foot soak and a body scrub. The bucket itself looked so beautiful and this indulgence felt totally worth it.
I am in love with the products and their quality and in both the cases I was left overwhelmed. I am totally hooked to Dottedi and just waiting for another occasion to log in and make myself happy. What are you waiting for, log on and check out for yourself.
In todays time, when health is becoming a big concern, replacement of sugar is need of the hour. Unknowingly just in our regular tea and coffee drinking habits we end up consuming a lot of sugar, and then we have to compromise on enjoying sweets and desserts, but thankfully with products like Sviten, which are natural sweeteners but without having any side effects, any calories and gluten are a blessing.
Somehow I have been off sugar for quite sometime as far as milk and coffee is concerned, but I never really tried making a cake or dessert without sugar. But recently I thought of giving it a try and did my experiment with a simple recipe of making a custard. Having custard after dinner is almost customary in my house, and hence I chose to use Sviten instead of sugar in my custard this time. Also because I was making jelly, which is too sweet, I thought of balancing the custard by making it free of sugar. Trust me it urned out to be as sweet, natural tasting with Sviten as it does with regular sugar.
Must say that I am very impressed with this product and also relived that I can now enjoy desserts guilt free. Now add Sviten not only in regular tea and coffee but also its use in desserts, or making cakes or sweets is as simple, easy and tasty as using the normal sugar. Sviten is a natural sweetener made of Stevia, the best tasting part of the stevia leaf. Its been in use since 200 years and 300 times more sweeter than sugar, but only without calories and completely natural.
So what are you waiting for, make your life sweet but guilt free with Sviten, order from Amazon today!
By now you all must be knowing that I am fond of green tea and this fondness has been growing over the years. This fondness is the reason that I keep exploring new brands and flavours and the recent one being Gaia Green Tea.
Got hold of this assorted pack of green teas, 25 sachets in all, 5 sachets of 5 flavours each. Green Tea, Lemon Green Tea, Tulsi Green Tea, Ginger Green Tea and Mint Green Tea were included in the pack, and trust me each of them was refreshing and flavoursome. No flavoured tea had overpowering flavours or aromas, but just the right balance of taste and flavour. I loved the Lemon Green Tea and Tulsi Tea the most. As we all know the benefits of Green Tea, which helps in metabolism, and also in loosing weight, adding this pack to your shopping cart is a must. Gaia offers green teas in a lot of flavours like Jasmine, Honey, Camomile, Lemon, Mint etc. but when you aren’t able to decide which one to go on, this assorted pack really cracks the deal for you.
Also from the same brand, I tired Nutty Delight Muesli, which too was perfect. Crunchy, Crispy, Goodness of Fibre, No Cholesterol, it makes for a perfect breakfast and people like me also indulge in a bowl for healthy snacking whenever I get those untimely hunger pangs. You can enjoy it mixed a bowl of milk or just eat it like that, it tastes extremely good, both ways. It is made from rolled oats, wheat and corn flakes and is fortified with the goodness of honey. High on health and low on fat, it is all natural and a good source of fibre. Raisins & Almonds also enhance the taste a lot and helps getting that sweetness.
Gaia also offers loads of other health products like Oats, Honey, Digestive Cookies, Olive Oil, Supplement Capsules like Amla, Flax Seeds etc. and also Granola Bars. I also caught hold of a granola bar and it too served as a perfect way to satiate mid time hunger.
GAIA was founded on the belief that nature, through its diversity of flora and fauna, offers us the best solutions for all our health and grooming needs. Which is why it harnesses nature’s everyday miracles, tests them scientifically, and offers these solutions to help people take better care of their own selves.
These time-tested natural ingredients are formulated and validated by using modern scientific principles to bring people only the finest quality in natural health and skin-care remedies.
The health and wellness Industry in India is estimated at Rs 3600 crores and has a huge potential for the future. It is only in recent years that the majority of people have realized the importance of wellness in our lives. In today’s world where ailments like diabetes are affecting even little children, it is high time all of us woke up and realized the significance of living a better, healthier life.
Nowadays, a normal urban person’s daily schedule includes working for 12 hours with little or no time left for self, no one has the time to make the effort of eating the recommended five servings of fruit a day, and most people lead a sedentary lifestyle. No wonder ailments are on the rise. GAIA was conceived to provide a healthier living experience to the world to coincide with the emerging health consciousness in India. Since its inception, GAIA has been able to successfully formulate its products to cater to the growing health & wellness needs of the people.
GAIA as a brand brings people the benefits of nature’s everyday miracles through its range of products. With the current product portfolio of nutritional supplements like Spirulina, Neem, Aloe Vera, Glucosamine,Granola bars, Flax and Amla along with natural substitutes such as Green Tea, Green Tea + Lemon & Green Tea + Tulsi, Stevia tablets & sachets as well as Muesli in various flavours and oatmeal, multigrain cookies .GAIA has been able to make its presence felt in a very short period of time.
As time progresses GAIA would keep moving forward in its endeavour to provide the most effective natural solutions to one and all, whilst keeping in tandem with the trends of the future.
So what are you waiting for log on to GAIA and fill your shopping cart and get healthy goods delivered to your door step.
I have never been a tea drinker, but since last 2-3 years I have taken a conscious shift towards green teas and flavoured teas. I still can’t have the typical ghar ki chai or the masala tea, but green tea, lemon tea, black tea and other flavours are something that I sip on a daily basis. I recently discovered Garnet Glow Gourmet Teas, as these were sent to me by the Food Bloggers Council India for sampling, and since then I have been hooked. Garnet Glow has a huge range of flavoured teas available and they are even into customised teas. They allow you to use your tea base, then flavours and fragrances and boom.. you have a pack of your own customised tea just the way you want, and I think it also makes for an interesting gift.
Well from their pre-mixed range, I tried the Vanilla Black Tea, Jasmine Green Tea and Coconut Darjeeling Tea and must say that these single serves were amazing. Tea leaves looked and smelled absolutely fresh and the aroma was very turning on, while I was making the tea. My personal favourite out of this was the Vanilla Black Tea. The taste of Vanilla wasn’t over powering at all and this is what I really loved about it.
One must definitely try these gourmet teas and I am sure you will fall in love with them. So as I head to sip my next cup, why don’t you order some tea for yourself http://bit.ly/2nO1XAM
I have never ever been fond of tea in my life, and when I say tea, I mean the regular tea. I may have tried flavoured teas on and off but I am not the morning tea, office tea, or evening tea type of person. But since past 2 years, green tea is something I am hooked too.
I have tried a lot of brands and flavours and my reason for switching to green tea is primarily because it helps in detoxification and weight loss.
Recently Four Fountains Lab has launched 6X Green Tea which has 6 times higher antioxidants and is amazingly helpful for weight loss.
Obesity and weight gain is one of the biggest problem of urban India. 6X green tea is infused with high potency antioxidant that boosts metabolism and protects the body against free radicals oxidative stress. The antioxidant potential of 6X Green Tea is 6 times higher as compared to normal green tea. Thus it is much more effective than normal green tea for weight loss.
Exposure to pollution, medicines, eating too much junk food and stress, altogether increase level of toxins in the body in the form of free radicals. The free radicals are reported to be the precursor for almost all lifestyle disorders including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Consumption of 6X green time on regularly increases antioxidant levels in the body and flushes the toxins out. The best part it is devoid of caffeine and so can be consumed daily.
For any other green tea to be effective, you need to consumer 4-5 cups in a day. With 6X Green Tea you just need to have one cup and that provides you all the antioxidants you need for a day.
How to use:
Open a sachet and pour the contents into a cup. Add 150 ml hot water and your 6X Green Tea is ready.
You may not take a liking for the taste immediately because its little different from the regular green teas that we are used to, but regular use of the same, and you will adapt to the refreshing change in taste easily. I just enjoyed my cup of tea, when are you enjoying yours..
Its easily available on Amazon, so don’t waste time, order now!
Given the stressful lifestyle we all have these days, skipping meals almost becomes quite frequent in our daily lives. But end of the day, we all know the harmful affects of skipping meals on our overall health, but despite knowing this fact, we tend to oversee it and also sometimes the situations just don’t allow us time to have a peaceful meal. So do we have solution…? yes we do, My Daily Meal is a revolutionary product that has been launched to stop you from skipping meals and eating junk food in your busy schedules. myDaily Meal is a Perfectly Engineered Meal Replacement Shake that provides exact nutrients including Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins and Fiber as required by your body in 1 meal. This gives perfect nutrition to your body within 1 min. It has been founded by Four Fountains De-stress Spa (www.fourfountains.in) team. The co-founders are Anurag Kedia, Saurabh Garg and Sunil Rao.
“We believe that this is the real food-tech. While most of the players have been working around logistics and delivery, myDaily Meal is working on the real scientific aspect of food to make sure that you get perfect nutrition anytime, anywhere in few seconds. In our busy lives we end up either skipping a meal or eating junk food due to lack of time at least 10-15 times in a month. This positions “myDaily as a perfect solution to this urban problem” said Co-founder and Business Head Saurabh Garg, who is an IIT Bombay and IIM Ahmedabad Graduate with almost a decade of experience in healthcare with Four Fountains De-stress Spa.
How did it start?
“myDaily started as a project to solve the problem of quick, convenient and healthy meal in our busy urban schedules. As entrepreneurs, we as well as people around us, were struggling to get the right nutrition in our tight schedules. And very quickly we realized that it is a problem faced by people well beyond the start-up world. Almost any working professional in today’s fast paced life has to face this problem multiple times in a week”, said Saurabh.
Science behind it
myDaily Meal got together with a team of formulators and under the guidance of Dr. Ezhil Arasan, an ex-Dr. Reddy’s Research Scientist and a consultant with various nutraceutical and nutrition companies, myDaily was formulated. “The single guiding principle was that it should be ‘The Healthiest Meal Possible’ and should replace any meal completely giving entire nutrition as required by the body. It makes you full for the next 4-5 hours till your next meal”, says Sunil Rao, Co-founder, who is an SPJIMR Alumnus with almost a decade of experience in healthcare marketing.
“It took more than a year to get the product right. We started with looking at the entire 334 pages of Recommended Dietary Allowance by Indian Council of Medical Research and doing various analyses to get the nutrition requirements. Then came the lab samples and post tens of iterations and hundreds of tasting sessions we have a product that we are really proud of. Saurabh was very particular that the product should taste great while having perfect nutrition profile”, says Dr. Ezhil Arasan, the scientific mind behind myDaily.
What does it contain?
Each pack of myDaily – The Perfectly Engineered Meal Replacement Shake has ¼th of your daily nutrition requirements including energy, proteins, carbs, fats, fiber, 12 essential vitamins and 13 important minerals. It has no added preservatives, artificial colours and is completely transfat free. myDaily is prepared using ingredients of natural origin. All the ingredients contained in the formula are essential nutrients needed by the body on daily basis. These ingredients are deemed safe by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and are not known to cause any side effects.
“myDaily Meal comes in a pack of 115g that just needs to be mixed with 350 ml water and the perfect meal is ready in less than 1 min. It is a unique product with perfect nutrition and convenience coming together. It is manufactured at a 3P location in Himachal Pradesh. It meets all stringent quality standards as required for a food product”, says Anurag Kedia, Co-founder, who is also an IIT Bombay and IIM Ahmedabad graduate.
The firm has an ambition to grow aggressively in the near future. It is a real problem that affects millions of people everyday across the globe.
“myDaily has immense growth potential. The market size for skipped meals itself is more than $10 bn in urban India. Apart from it being a business opportunity, we feel that skipping meals is a genuine problem as it leads to various health issues. In the short term we would focus on selling myDaily through all Four Fountains outlets, select modern trade outlets and online through our website and marketplace partners. We would also look at some strategic alliances. We have already started getting enquiries from markets like Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia etc. This is a problem that is a global problem and we feel that we can definitely look at a global brand with myDaily”, says Saurabh.
I recently tried both Chocolate and Vanilla flavours and loved them. They were very filling as well and I know for sure that if at all now I am bust in meetings or traveling, My Daily Meal is going to be my saviour and companion, so that I don’t miss out on the required nourishment. I even went a little experimentation with the Vanilla flavour and turned it into a nice strawberry smoothie by adding strawberry crush to it.
Do try them out and I am sure you will love them. They are available on their website and also on Amazon, its priced at Rs 175/- for a single use pack.
Are you aware what is in the bottle of juice you are drinking or have been drinking because you thought it is healthy? Is your juice really as good as you are made to believe? The reality is that all juices are not born equal.
We opt for fruit juices compared to the frizzy or synthetic drinks that are available in the market are we think that juices are more healthy and natural. But let’s understand if they are. There are majorly 3 types of juices that are available in the market, here is a fact check to decode which is giving you the maximum nutrition:
Centrifugal Juice – The most well-known way to extract juice, it uses metal blades to break down the fruit or vegetable to make juice. The heat generated by the metal blades destroys the delicate enzymes and brings down the nutrition value of the juice. Though it is an easy way to make juice and money, the process leads to high wastage, oxidation in 20 minutes and a juice which is low in nutrition. Popular brands like Real, Tropicana, etc use this technology.
Masticator Juice – This method uses a slow rotating gear to break the fruit or vegetable and then extract juice. Though this method is able to retain more nutrients compared to Centrifugal process due to less heat, it leads to oxidization of the juices limiting its nutritious value. This process leads to a lot of wastage and a modest quality juice.
Cold Pressed Juice – Fruits and vegetables are grounded to a pulp which is then squeezed to extract the juice. This is considered as the healthiest way to make juice. The resultant produce is 5 times healthier than the other processes as it retains the maximum nutrition value of the fruit / vegetable and minimum wastage. The HPP technology also avoids oxidation of the juice. Also, there are no added sugar, flavors, chemicals or preservatives. So technically it is the best thing after consuming the fruit or vegetable in its natural state. Brands like RAW Pressery use this technology.
I tried 4 different flavours from RAW Pressery and have to admit that the juices were simply amazing. I could taste the pulp extraction and the rawness of the juice. It was fresh and authentic and learning about the experience of which juices are the healthiest, my outlook is completely changed.
From all the juice flavours that I tried, I loved Tangerine, Carrot & Ginger Juice the most. My next favourite was Apple, Beetroot, Carrot, Ginger & Lemon Juice. I could taste each and every fruit individually and still none of the taste was overpowering. It was an awesome blend and a truly healthy option.
Here is an interesting video to show how different kind of juices are made.. watch the video, grab a RAW Pressery Juice and make your life healthy with a truly healthy and delicious juice option
On the onset of the festive season, people, thankfully, are shifting from conventional gifting options like from sweet and getting on to more interesting gift items with each passing festive season like Diwali, X-Mas and so on, but the Wine is a wonderful host gift.
The Happy High’s Wine Concierge
The Happy High one of India’s wine and spirit experience co has launched the Wine concierge, a wine selection and gifting service. The Happy High advises clients on wines; based on budgets, preferences and the end recipient. The service can be availed throughout the year, be it advice on a personal collection or for gifting purposes.
Festivities call for gifts, give and take is the norm, a goodwill exercise, it symbolizes togetherness and gifting companies are waiting to ride on the back of ‘Diwali gifting’ and offer to source everything under the sun. The Happy High is a specialist in wines and spirits, run by Ajit Balgi a certified wine educator and an S P Jain alumnus they know what it takes to create an impression and also let your loved ones drink good wine!
“People in India are taking up to wines and want to gift wines. They however get blinded by the fancy packaging, nuts, chia bars, chocolates et al and wine takes a back seat, ‘House wines’ the sellers call them, usually wines not moving, old or on deals.”
“We at The Happy High provide options for the discerning wine lovers who are looking to gift good wine and not just for the sake of it. We help corporate houses to pick wines based on their budgets and taste profiles to ensure that the message of quality and wine finesse is communicated to the recipient.” says Ajit Balgi the Founder and Beverage Consultant.
To know more about their services you can log onto www.thehappyhigh.com.