My 10 favourite things for Spring

  Writing this blog post on my flight( read endlessly long flight) from my hometown to Bangalore. Ironically enough the time I spend in the air is half of the time spent commuting to the airport.Anyway I am not going to rant about things I have no control over in this post. I have started using an app called “Breathe” to cope with problems like slow moving traffic. I often found myself getting worked up when stuck in traffic or when getting late to work despite starting an hour early. Then I decided to change and I started with short sessions for mindfulness and just focus on my breathing when I feel anxious. I speak from personal experience, it helped me a lot from getting impatient , frustrated and anxious.If you start your day on a happy and cheerful note you feel more energetic and productive.I would highly recommend you to try deep breathing everyday few minutes when you find yourself gripped with any emotion.Its a great remedy for stress.This is why my 1st favourite thing for spring is deep breathing and practicing mindful meditation. If you know me and think you do I love food and I love butter.On an […]

What’s in My Bag ?

  What’s the most important thing that you always take with you when stepping out of your home? A bag YES ! Thank you. I hope you are familiar with the struggles of picking the right kinds because I do.The market is flooded with so many kinds of bags-handbags, satchels, clutches, sling bags, backpacks you name it.If you’re in your 20 something, single and don’t own an apartment I am sure you would be familiar with the struggles of storing bags and searching for the perfect one to match your outfit.When you go out shopping there are tons of bags that you want to buy but then you think of the closet space you have and shy away from purchasing.I personally avoid buying bags as much as possible, the only times I have bought bags was when I am enchasing a gift card or splurging online on latest trends. Nevertheless I don’t know how I have a huge collection of bags, they seem to have magically got collected over years of guilty shopping and splurging online shopping.If you have any ideas how to store bags without drilling holes to knock in nails and hang your bags please so share with me. What do I typically carry in […]

7 Steps to the Perfect Spring Glow

While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture.   Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

5 Important Makeup Tips

Inner beauty, they say you should feel beautiful on the inside to look beautiful on the outside.There is no downside to being beautiful on the outside while being beautiful inside. Makeup while so common needs sort of artistic perfection to it. Do too much and you end up looking caked and too less you don’t get enough coverage. The beauty trends in 2017 focussed mainly on feathery eyebrows, plump lips and nude makeup.From the #iwokeuplikethis instagram #hashtags to #nomakeuplooks our news feed was flooded with articles promoting neutral and subtle makeup trends.This is very light, natural and quick makeup. All you do is put on some tinted moisturiser or a BB cream followed by a little bit of concealing in the under eye and finishing off with a kohl liner and a plumper lip stain. How to a get started with a quick and easy 5 min makeup routine for a no fuss natural look. Let’s just do a quick recap of beauty trends over decades.Honestly speaking came out of the 80s looking trendy. Crazy perms to bold pop influences in makeup to pants that went up till our chests ,just saying nothing about it worked. Wait what’s the word […]

Winter Skincare , Don’t Blame it on Genes

  While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture. Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

Best Kept Beauty Secrets

Nature holds key to the best secrets in the world for happiness and wellness.These secrets were passed on  for generations and followed religiously.Some of course with the change in the pace of lifestyle couldn’t keep up but quite a few have sustained the test of time. Water Water is self cleansing in nature, helps to flush out toxins and maintain pH of your body.Its necessary for survival and great for skin.To sum up in four words: water helps to HYDRATE,ENERGISE,ANTI-OXIDIZE and DETOXIFY Honey Honey helps to get rid of ulcers,regulates blood sugar,heals burns,antibacterial,skin elixir.Also known as liquid gold  and as quoted by hippocrates “Let Thy Food be Thy Medicine” Rose Rich in Vitamin A,B3,C and D; known to naturally purify blood.Rosewater is proven to be a natural moisturiser,cleanser and anti-inflammatory.Even the monks of San Lazzaro are known for their roses and more so for their rose petal jam that they make every May when the flowers are in full bloom.Consuming rose petals is great for your gut, rose petals preserved are usually sold commercially and consumed in pan leaf popularly known as “gulkand”.Add this super ingredient to your diet and notice the difference.Rose and Milk bath was quite popular amongst the queens and was known to […]

Midweek DIY: Hair Conditioners

For several decades beauty secrets have been passed down through generations of Indian mothers to their daughters.Remember how our mother used to braid our hair to avoid split ends,tangles and the overnight oil therapy for luscious locks? Wont you love to have the luxurious and opulent shine in your hair back not to forget the elegance that comes with it?You can attain the perfect hair texture you always wanted by following some simple DIY home remedies for rejuvenating dull,dry, thin hair. Moisturiser  ” Love is in the Hair “ Avocado+Olive Oil+Essential Oil(Lavender/Rosemary) Fortifier Egg+Castor Oil+Lemon Reliever Coconut Oil+Lemon+Camphor Repairer Honey+Olive Oil There are some golden rules of haircare that if followed can help you maintain shiny gorgeous tresses in every season.Diet plays a major role in maintaining good hair health.Sun can cause a lot of damage to hair so make sure you use a serum with a good SPF to protect your hair. Make sure you repair the sun damage frequently as the harsh UV rays tend to ruin the hair color as well as texture.Don’t buy hair sprays from stores make your own sea water spray by mixing-hot water,salt,coconut oil together and apply on damp hair for the wavy beach style […]

10 DIY Uses Of Essential Oil

  Essential oils are very helpful in creating a positive state of mind and balance life-stress anxiety. Featuring in this post-“Soulflower” a brand with amazing products which I personally love and keep handy for almost anything.From the sweet aroma of lavender to the stimulating fragrance of Lemon oil, Soul-flower essential oils ignite your senses and enliven your body. Packed within these pure, botanical essences, you’ll discover rich therapeutic properties that are so unique and special.It might be a single, potent oil that elevates your spirit, a blended formula like stress relieving oil that promotes calmness and clarity, or a massage oil that restores harmonic balance,they have got you completely covered. Your skin and hair is also putting up with your daily stress and need pamper it to get back the healthy supple and soft skin. Add to that the unavoidable dust and pollution on a daily basis and needs a constant scrub and care.In todays post we will learn how to use essential oils for well-being and balance in life.I will be talking about 4 daily scrubs-rosemary,coffee,lemon,rose,that can be converted to easy to use body-washes which I will shortly share with you how.Then I will be covering my favourite face and lip care solutions with a base of sweet edible condiments and essential […]

Summer Love, Coconut Oil

Add coconut oil as a daily body moisturiser. Coconut oil moisturises the skin, prevents ingrowth and also removes dark spots or blemishes. Supplement your coconut oil with some tea-tree oil to fight infections.Add in grapeseed oil and almond oil when using it on your face.Boil some fresh curry leaves in coconut oil and make a great hair tonic.Infuse nigella seeds and fenugreek for the ultimate conditioner. Look down below for an infographic on how to make this curry fenugreek infused oil.Add camphor to coconut oil to relieve any itchiness.Add in some lavender to coconut oil for a relaxing body massage. Add in coffee grounds and sugar to coconut to make a exfoliating anti-cellulite body scrub.Coconut oil with rose petals and sugar makes an excellent lip scrub.For infused oil ,dry curry leaves and cook them in coconut oil till they turn into brownish black colour. Add in fenugreek and a splash of castor oil to close the deal.You could apply the left over curry leaves as a hair salve for moisturising and conditioning the hair.Here is a recap in form of images. Coconut oil for Diet Try raw tender coconut water as as afternoon drink.Trust me its perfect for the 3pm crash.Replace coconut water […]

Acidic vs Alkaline Diet

We live in a world where there are too many choices.But healthy choices are few. Supermarkets are lined with canned ready to eat food items, restaurants offer a plethora of unhealthy food items. We are heading towards morbid obesity with the kind of lifestyle and food choices we have made. Too busy to cook, Too busy to eat , just stuff up on junk and sugars and keep going. Unfortunately too much of our diet is made up of acidic foods in form of sodas, burgers, french fries, pizza all of which make us so happy. Staying on a acidic diet for very long is extremely harmful for the body. It starts to demineralise and start pulling nutrition and vitamins from the bodies store houses leading to deficiencies. I recommend you to read this book that tells you about the dangers of snacking on fast food and junk. Making healthy choices isn’t easy. It calls for sacrifice. You cant just eat something because you like it you have to eat it because its good for your body.Always remember no disease can every survive in a alkaline body.In this post we are going to see why and how-1. Balancing pH is key […]