My Beauty Guide: Charcoal is new black !

Our human bodies are naturally build to detox the bad and absorb the good. But now a days since pollution has increased so much, and chemicals are used in everything like food, beauty products, our bodies require extra effort to get rid of these toxins. If you r body is not detoxifying then you will see dark circles, dullness, patchy skin clearly on your face and body. Acne is one of most horrible symptom of this.

Best way around is to use face mask, almost once every week and leave your skin in shade for next 24hours. Now a days we have so many varieties  of mask available like clay mask, sheet mask, creamier formulae etc. Buy Now

Last week i bought a natural organic facemask from Neemli naturals. Its an organic product brand offering something we require most now a days and that is paraben free natural beauty products. One of their product is Activated charcoal Face Mask. Buy now

This anti-pollution, dirt magnet, pore refining and super cleansing ingredient is set to become one of the most trendy products of the beauty & skin industry!

Charcoal for the skin: Benefits?

Charcoal is one of nature’s most active and powerful ingredients. It is a highly absorbent non-toxic substance. Used internally in medical science and given to people who suffer from poisoning because it has the ability to absorb the poison and safely eliminate it from the body. Similarly for skin, Charcoal acts as a magnet, binding to the impurities, oil and dirt in your skin’s cells and drawing them out.

Below is a list of benefits that charcoal can have for your skin:

  • Absorbs Toxins
  • Removes excess oil & dirt, so best for oily skin
  • Open the skin pores and remove impurities
  • Removes tanning and combat signs of ageing
  • Removes blackheads
  • Soothes and brightens the skin
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Helps to fight Acne and minimizes large pores

What is Activated Charcoal ?

Activated charcoal is an odorless and tasteless powder. Derived from coconut shells, peat or wood, it is processed through high temperature to increase its ability as an absorbent. When you apply it on your skin, it functions like a magnet to draw out all the sebum and toxins from your skin, making it refreshed and clean.

Neemli’s Acivated charcoal facemask is an great example of this, which delivers unrivaled benefits to the skin.

What is a Activated Charcoal Face Mask Recipe?

A charcoal face mask is ideal for those who are suffering from dry skin, dullness and oily skin. The DIY activated charcoal face mask recipe has three ingredients: click here to read more

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GlamEgo August 2017 – Ingredient Magic : Review

“Glamego is India’s top online beauty subscription service and believe in power of sampling that lets you experience and single-out a product of your choice before you spend on pricey products that you are clueless about. ” They have come up with an idea of subscription boxes to share the premium brands and their best products for exploration to their subscribers.. They offer 4-5 makeup/skin care/hair care/bath and body products which are useful in day-to-day routine by the most renowned, paraben free and vegan brands in their box every month. Its currently the No.1 ranked Subscription Box in India.

GlamEgo box can be subscribed from it’s official website starting from 299 only for one month. You can subscribe for 3/6/12 months in one go which subsequently reduces cost per box. If you love doing makeup then their 12 months package is quite affordable for the value of products you are going to receive.

So let’s jump over to the details of August subscription of GlamEgo.

Packaging:

The thick cardboard box came inside a plastic pouch which had the order and address details. Its a colorful pink color box with the Glam ego logo on it. Its tight to open , so helps the products to stay intact. when you unbox it, inside we have all the products bubble rapped to avoid any damage and provided with subscription card discounts and ingredients magic description.

Checkout my previous Glam-Ego boxes here..July 2017

Glam-Ego August 2017 – Ingredient Magic

 

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Ingredient Magic is the theme of the current August box. They provide 4 mid sized products which are based on Charcoal, Brahmi & Amla, Vanilla & Magnolia. I am really excited to try out the products as they are paraben free and natural.

  1. Neemli Naturals Charcoal Face Pack
  2. The Natures Co Vanilla Vitamin E Face Cream
  3. The Biobloom Brahmi & Amla Shampoo
  4. Inveda BB Cream with SPF 20

My Ratings: 5/5

Neemli Activated Charcoal Face Mask

Activated charcoal is an odorless and tasteless powder. Derived from coconut shells, peat or wood, it is processed through high temperature to increase its ability as an absorbent. When you apply it on your skin, it functions like a magnet to draw out all the sebum and toxins from your skin, making it refreshed and clean. I am really excited to try this Charcoal face mask.This is a deluxe sample size products and can last for 10 uses. It is priced for INR 550/-.

Please click here to read review of Neemli Charcoal Face mask in detail.

Click to read Activated charcoal DIY facemask recipe !!

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BioBloom Brahmi ,Amla & hibiscus Hair Cleanser

.I have used BioBloom products before also and felt great.BioBloom Brahmi Amla & Hibiscus Hair Cleanser is parabene, sulphates & petrochemicals free product, plus natural for every hair type. Hibiscus is a miracle ingredient for hair which makes hair roost & strands stronger and conditions it to the best. Really excited to try it as its having the goodness of Hibiscus, Amla & Bhrami in it !

Perfect for Keratin treated hairs.Its a 100 ml bottle priced for INR 399/-

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The Nature’s Co Face Cream Deluxe Size

My most fav. product from this month’s glam box is The Natures Co Vanilla Vitamin E Face Cream and it smells so good. The cream has natural goodness of Vitamin E and Vanilla to give you a youthful glow with softer, supply and firm skin.The face cream from Nature’s Co is a deluxe size product. It is priced for INR 550/-

 

Inveda 8 in 1  BB Cream SPF 20

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This BB cream is 8 in 1 cream that has natural goodness of Mangolia and Almond oil and it is suitable for all skin types. Magnolia is the best anti-inflammatory for skin. It has a sun protection factor of 20, with a matte finish.Its sulphates, petrochemicals & paraben free. Its really light weight & blends well with the skin to give matte finish. Definitely will recommend the company to launch more shades, other than that i loved it.

It is priced for INR 150/-

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Rejuvenate Skin DIY : Charcoal face mask

Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent non-toxic substance. It acts like a skin savior as it will draw oil, dirt, chemicals, toxins and impurities off and safely eliminate them when you rinse with water.This helps in opening the blocked pores of the skin which can then breathe newly and start rejuvenating. It helps to fight acne also.

Ingredients for mask: 

  1. 1 teaspoon of Activated Charcoal ( have Neemli Naturals)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon of Honey (have taken Dabur honey)
  3. 1 teaspoon of Rose Water/Water

All of us are familiar with the benefits of honey.It has antibacterial properties that work wonders for skin. Therefore, it’s a perfect addition to a face mask. It can also be used as a face wash that cleanses and softens your skin by retaining your skin’s oils.

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Directions to prepare mask:

  • Wash your face with luke warm water and pat it dry
  • Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon. Stir it well to leave no lumps
  • Apply a thin even layer all over your face.
  • Allow the mask to dry. If it starts to feel itchy or uncomfortable, wash it off immediately.
  • Wash off with water and gently pat dry your face. Dont scrub it, else it will leave marks on your face and also itching can happen.
  • Use this mask once every week & leave on skin for 15 mins for a rejuvenating effect.

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P.S:  Always do a skin test before applying anything on your body. This is to ensure you are not allergic to it and it will not harm your skin. Apply above mask to a small patch of skin like hand finger or wrist, let dry, wash off. Wait 24 hours to see if any redness occurs. If not, please use it on your skin with no tensions.

Make sure to use your daily moisturizer after using this to replenish your skin and start your skin detox !!

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Food travel Day1- Eateries at Sector 14 gurgaon..are you visiting next ?

Sector 14, Gurgaon is most famous and old market of Gurugram (previously called Gurgaon). Its still a busy market with so many options of shopping starting from basic family needs to expensive wedding shops to electronics to brands like Yepme, Footin and many more.

Its surrounded by residential areas and hence has a big parking issue. But still, i can visit this place anytime around the corner for its food options. So read below my best eatery options here:

  1.  Sethi Sweets: Its a 15 yrs old shop located in front of famous Hanuman Mandir, in Sector 14, gurgaon. Its owned by Mr. Ramavatar and currently run by both father and son. They have snack options like Samosa (the best), kachori, jalebi, bread pakore and other namkeens like matthi etc. In sweets they have all sort of like milk cake (delicious), rabri, boondi, rasgulle. I love visiting this shop to have my fav only, Samosa with imli chuttney. Cost is very pocket friendlyBeFunky Collage
  2. South indian store: This is a famous South indian shop located opposite to back side of Hanuman mandir. Its run by a south based person and also running it from last 10 years or so. He accepts Paytm too for payments. He has constructed the 3 shop area, one with seating options and AC in it. Service is very quick and best place to have south indian authentic food like idli, dosa, utthapam, vada. You can try it from morning 7am to evening 10pm. Its a family restaurant, so plz visit it and enjoy 🙂 Every dosa cost lies withing 100 to 120 bucks.  He has also put up a shop in basement, where you can find ingredients like batter, powders, coconut and many other stuff. You can order the food online also from Swiggy.com  BeFunky Collage
  3. Sweet corn wala or Bhutte wala: This is a local street vendor who sits in sector 14, near or in front of Om sweets sometimes. He serves boiled bhutta or sweet corn. It tastes amazing and cost is 30rs per piece. Do try it guys 🙂20170731_192547
  4. Om sweets: This shop needs no description. You can always visit it for eating any delicacy 🙂
  5. Pao bhaji wala: This is again a street vendor, who puts up his thela near to spencers or hardly 20 steps ahead. He is surrounded by below vendors too. They all serve their food with full authentic flavor and service is too quick.DSC_0978
  6. Bunte wala: Minty bunta served with ice. Cost is just 20 bucks.
  7. Coffee wala :
  8. Madras Cafe: This is located in front of AKD towers in Sector 14. Its a outside market area and has seating options too. Food is amazing specially all chutneys served. Coffee is worth a try and everything is pocket friendly.

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Beat your office stress at Soi7, gurgaon !!

Gurgaon is well known for its office after hours nightlife, and a big credit goes to Cyber-Hub for the same. This place is famous for its weekdays & weekends day and night life both. Full of restaurants and pub-bars, cyber-hub is a heaven for IT people who spend full time in office. We can hang around with our friends, enjoying light music, dancing on our fav tunes and drinking our fav beers at so many breweries present there.

Similarly , visited to Soi7 with my hubby and friends for a sunday dayout. Its located at 2nd floor in cyberpub, near to Imperfecto. It has perfect arena with spacious indoor & outdoor seating option. They have kickboxing ring set up outside too. You have both high & low seating options perfectly suited for every person.soi7collg

We started our evening with Chinese snacks like Szechuan dimsums & vegetable assorted dimsums (4/5) – Serving is done in a wooden box carrying perfectly steamed dimsums, filled with assorted veggies.Charred tofu in teriyaki sauce (3.5/5) – i personally dont like tofu much, but dish was true to its name. Person having taste for tofu , would love eating it.Grilled baby potatoes (5/5) – crispy and well full of flavors.Loved them.Crispy vegetable chilli garlic (5/5) -Assorted crispy veggies tossed with chilli garlic and true to its name .Vietnamese Lotus root (4/5) – This is something new i tired, but just loved it. It was little over honilious, but tasty & crispy.Winner snack for today was Oriental Money bag(5/5) – deep fried spring roll pouch filled with assorted veggies.

Along with it, we enjoyed our mocktails like Bunta (5/5), Italian smooch (5/5) along with other friends enjoying their beer & cocktails like Cosmopolitan , Sangarias (5/5)

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We skipped the main course as we were almost full with snacks only. Still we gave a try to chinese fried rice combo. Again it was full of aroma and perfect flavors.We moved on to desserts and tried Choclate spring roll (5/5) – fired rolls full of chocolate served hot with vanilla icecream. Coconut tres leches (3.4/5) – It was 3 milk coconut cake, which was full of flavors & chocolate honey glazed flat noodles with sesame (5/5). Perfect day with perfect people at amazing place !!

Presentation of food was amazing.Every plate had a side serving of edible flower shaped carrot, reddish and green leaves. Just loved it. The staff is exceptional, they are friendly and extremely professional.

Find this restaurant on zomato at :
Soi 7 Pub & Brewery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato