Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Quick & Easy Hair Styles Tutorial

With the hectic schedule we rarely get time to style our hair.So here are some quick and easy hair do's that you can do it yourself .Best part is you can do without any curlers,irons or even blow dryers :)

Monday, 30 December 2013

Smoky Eye Make-up Tutorial

With the New year's eve around the corner and party scene happening I thought I will focus on make-up tutorials.My favourite make up is Eye make-up.I think eyes define a personality and makes one look beautiful.I like to experiment with eye make up.Smokey eye make up is something I love.It just adds such  a nice touch. So here it goes!

Smoky Eye Make-up Tutorial

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam and Care Gel Review

Sebamed products are very popular skin care products from Germany. Sebamed launched their Acne-Care line called Clear Face.I am reviewing two products for acne prone skin-Sebamed Cleansing Foam which is a cleanser and Sebamed Clear Face Gel Review.

My Skin Type:

Oily and Acne prone skin.


1)To buy on Flipkart, Click HERE.
2)To buy on Amazon, Click HERE.

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam

Friday, 27 December 2013

What is Anaemia?

Today we will discuss one of the most common deficiencies affecting women known as Anaemia.It easily goes undetected in many people.Read along for causes,symptoms and treatment options.
What is Anaemia?

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Loreal Paris Kajal Magique Review

Today I will be reviewing the all new Loreal Paris Kajal Magique which Aishwaraya Rai is the Ambassador.For the longest time I was looking for replacement of Maybelline Unstoppable Kajal.Read along to find out if it made it or stuck out like others !
Loreal Paris Kajal Magique Review

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Make-up Tutorial for Beginners

For a while I have been wanting to concentrate on Make-Up section but got delayed for various reasons.For the most of my life,I did not apply make up nor did I know how to apply make up. I watched for some tutorials and started experimenting and finally got a hold of it. It is quite simple once you get your techniques right.Everybody has insecurities when it comes skin,like me I have my acne issues.Make-up makes you look smart and confident and not to forget beautiful. It is more of "feel good" factor.So today let us see on how to apply make up and products required.

Make up Tutorial for Beginners

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Lacto Calamine Review

Lacto Calamine is one of the oldest product in the market.Some of my friends swear by it and they do have great skin to prove it.When I was in my teens, a couple of them recommended to me saying it would help acne.I did not take it seriously back then.I was always wondered how such a small bottle can make a difference with Acne.Few months back,I bought myself one and started using and found it to be good moisturiser. So Today I am reviewing Lacto Calamine for Oily Skin.

Lacto Calamine for Oily Skin Review

Monday, 23 December 2013

Beginner's guide for Online Shopping

Everyday I have been talking about health related issues.So I thought I will take a break from it and discuss a interesting topic: Online Shopping.It is so popular and a convenient option for all you shoppers.There are so many many online sites. So you will have questions like How to choose the right sites?Is it really safe?Can the sites be trusted?I will answer all your queries,inhibitions .My friends call me a Online Shopping Expert so today I will share my secrets ;) . E-Commerce has taken a big leap since it come into existence.It is a such gigantic market today. Like everything  else it comes with its own positive and negative things. I shop everything online- clothes,cosmetics,jewellery,electronics et all.

Beginner's guide for Online Shopping

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Moisturiser Review

Today I will be reviewing another very good moisturiser for Oily/Acne prone skin known as Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Moisturiser.
Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Moisturiser Review

Friday, 20 December 2013

How to fight body odour?

Body odour is the common issue faced by many.It is a sensitive problem because it is embarrassing.So lets us see what causes that and how to deal with it!
How to fight body odour?

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Trigaine Shampoo Review

This is a Guest Post from Arpitha regarding a treatment shampoo called Trigaine for hair-fall,hair thinning problems.

Hi Guys. In this post I will be sharing my experience with Trigaine Shampoo. I was experiencing hair fall for a long time and it was bothering me a lot.I always wanted long and beautiful hair. I went to a Dermatologist and upon further blood tests,it was revealed that I was deficient in Iron leading to Anaemia which is one of the causes for hair fall.So after the diagnosis I was put on Iron and Vitamin D supplements.Also I was given Trigaine Shampoo.After few weeks of following this prescription,my hair improved significantly and hair fall was reducing gradually. I was so happy to see the progress.Now I have healthy and long hair.So I wanted to share my story with all of you facing the same problem :)

Trigaine Shampoo Review

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

What causes Hair Loss or Hair-Fall?

At one point of time in our lives,most of us deal with hair loss due to various factors. Most of the time it is underlying health cause which triggers hair fall.It can gradually occur over time or suddenly too.If the signs are ignored,it can lead to permanent hair damage.

What causes hair loss or hair fall?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Proactiv Refining Mask Review

Today I will be reviewing my all time favourite face-mask for Oily/Acne Prone Skin known as Proactiv Refining Mask.This product is from Proactiv,which is widely popular in the US for their Acne-Kits, roping in big stars like Katy Perry,Justin Bieber as their brand ambassadors. Their Acne-Kits have been a hit or miss situation but this Refining Mask is their most popular product.

I am sure all of you there love to pamper yourself from time to time by trying these face-packs/masks. But the real question is do they really benefit your skin? Sadly most of the times NO! So far its like the only mask which has benefited acne-prone skin without aggravating my skin condition.

My Skin Type:

Oily/Acne-prone Skin.


Sulfur (6%),Water, Kaolin, Glycereth-26, Linoleic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Linolenic Acid, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrated Silica, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide.


Rs 600 for 70grams.


1)To buy on Flipkart, Click HERE.
2)To buy on Amazon, Click HERE.


Proactiv Refining Mask Review-Swatch


1)It is Non-Comedogenic and does not break me out.

2)It contains amazing ingredients which benefit Oily/Acne-prone skin like firstly Sulphur(6%).Yes you heard it right,the same Sulphur which we read in Chemistry Periodic Table ;). It is also known for its acne-combating properties and is one of the best treatments for acne.

3)Then it contains Tea Tree Oil,Kaolin(Mineral Clay/Multani Mitti) which help with acne and sebum control.Geranium extracts is a powerful Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Inflammatory properties.Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extracts(Lemon grass) is a Antibiotic.

4)Zinc Oxide helps dry up active pimples.

5)This is fantastic mask for Oily Skin because it makes a lot of difference with treating acne.

6)This mask can also be used as a Overnight Spot-Treatment for pimples.By doing so it significantly reduces the pimple and heals quickly.

7)My skin feels squeaky  clean and nice after washing my face.

8)It has a nice mud pack consistency which is easier to apply all over the face. 


1)It is not paraben-free.

2)It does have two mildly comedogenic ingredients but 6% Sulphur negates all of that.

3)People allergic to Sulphur cannot use it.

4)After removing the face-pack,the smell of Sulphur lingers around.This does not bother me but some may not like it.

5)The availability is an issue and it is bit expensive too.

6)It can render skin bit dry but nothing a good moisturiser can't fix.

Directions for Use: 

1)Cleanse your face and pat dry using a towel.

2)Apply required quantity on entire face.

3)Leave it on for 10-15 minutes to dry.

4)Once it is dry,just wash your face and follow up with a Non-Comedogenic Moisturiser.

Final Verdict: 

There are times when the uninvited pimples pop up,so this is my go to emergency treatment for acne.I use it 2-3 times in a week.I agree the price is expensive but it is totally worth the money. Availability is an issue since Proactiv is Exclusive does not cater to retail stores.Initially they use to sell this product as a package deal with the Proactiv Acne-kit. One good thing is now Individual products are available so need to buy the entire kit.This is so far only the Sulphur Face-pack/mask available in India as of now.

My Rating:4/5 


1)People allergic to Sulphur steer clear of this product.
2)It is advisable not to use with strong acne treatments like Retinoids, Benzoyl Peroxide,Isotretinoin etc
3)If you are using this as a over-night treatment,use it only on the pimple and not the entire face.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome /Disease (PCOS/PCOD)

Today's post I will discuss about one of the most common hormonal disorder affecting Women these days known as Polycystic Ovarian SyndromeDisease/(PCOS) or (PCOD).It is more of a silent killer and most women choose to ignore it.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome /Disease (PCOS/PCOD)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome means development of various cysts inside the ovaries and increase in male hormone called Androgens which leading to serious health complications.


  • Irregular Period Cycle.
  • No Periods.
  • Infertility.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturiser for Combination Skin Review

Today I am reviewing Neutrogena oil-free Moisturiser for Combination Skin. Its December and Winter is here and its 15 degrees in Bangalore and very chilly.With the onset of this weather,the skin becomes dry and flaky.So what we need is a good winter care moisturiser which is oil free and non-comedogenic.

Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturiser for Combination Skin Review

Thursday, 12 December 2013

What does Comedogenic and Non-Comedogenic mean?

For a while I have been saying use Non-Comedogenic products.So what does "Non-Comedogenic" mean? Is it really such a big deal?

For a very long time I was ignorant about Comedogenic/Non-Comedogenic concept.I did not know comedogenic products could create a havoc on Acne-prone skin.Later I was observing that whenever I used certain products,it would leads to pimples and worsen the condition. Then I realized these are comedogenic products and not all products are safe for our skin type.

  • Comedogenic products block your skin pores and thereby leading to formation of pimples.

  • Non-Comedogenic products on the other end do not block pores and are safe for acne prone skin.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tips for Post Hair-Removal Care(Waxing/Shaving/Threading)

In the last post we discussed Shaving versus Waxing. One of the disadvantages of these hair removal methods is it can causes redness, rashes or irritation. Waxing does not bother me but Tweezing/Threading Eye brows cause some severe irritation to me. Here are some of the Tips I follow to beat this problem.

Tips for Post Hair-Removal Care

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Is Shaving better or Waxing?

Today's post I will be discussing two of the most popular ways to Hair Removal Methods.As a Woman, it is very much necessary but really some times I feel so lazy to do it you know ! Most of the times I opt for Waxing but some times you just don't find time to do it, Then I opt for Shaving. The kind of things Woman has to do is exhausting right?  Men,don't have to do all of that :(
Is Shaving better or Waxing?

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula: Stretchmarks Massage Lotion Review

Stretch-marks is basically caused when body changes/grows at a faster rate than it can keep up with thereby leading to tearing of epidermis or surface of skin.It can appear near tummy,hands,legs etc. Stretch-marks usually appear on the onset of Puberty, Weight fluctuations, Pre/Post Pregnancy, Body Building,Hormonal Changes etc. Stretch-marks is something I have dealt with and it is a common skin issue seen in Men and Women.

Today I will reviewing Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula,A Massage Lotion for Stretch-marks which actually made a difference in fading the Stretch-marks.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula: Stretchmarks Massage Lotion Review

Friday, 6 December 2013

Aloe Veda Aloe Vera Nourishing Skin Gel Review

Today I will be reviewing Aloe Veda Aloe Vera Gel,which is a very good moisturiser for All skin types specially Oily/Acne prone skin. Before proceeding to the review,here is a little snippet of Aloe-Vera.Aloe-Vera is a gel extracted from stems of Aloe-Vera Plants. It is Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Anti fungal! Phew that's a long list right !Aloe Vera’s active ingredients are Sulphur, Lupeol, Salicylic acid, Cinnamic acid, Urea nitrogen and Phenol which prevent the growth of disease-causing virus and bacteria.

Aloe Veda Aloe Vera Nourishing Skin Gel Review

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fiama Di Wills Shower Gels Review

Today I will be reviewing my favourite Body wash/Shower Gel from Fiama Di Wills.There are 8 variants available in the market:5 variants for Women and 3 variants for Men.I could finally get my hands on 8 variants.So behold an extensive review on these shower gels!

Fiama Shower Gels Review

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Tips for Acne-Free Skin

These are some Essential Tips for Acne-prone skin I personally follow so I am sharing with you guys today. Hope this helps !
  • Don’t pop your pimples.When you pop your pimples the bacteria within the Clogged pores comes out, which can further spread the infection and inflammation and also not to mention that if your hands are not clean when you pop your pimples, you can transfer more dirt, oil and bacteria and make your acne worse.
  • Avoid touching your face.Although it’s difficult, limit the contact between your face and hands. If you must touch your face remember to wash your hands first.
  • You have heard it before drink water and lots of it.The body needs water to properly hydrate the body, maintain blood pressure and elimination.Dehydrated skin, looks dry, can crack and can retain bacteria and toxins that is normally expelled through perspiration. Additionally water helps to maintain skins elasticity, which promotes cellular growth and repair. A proper amount of water to drink is 6-8 glasses daily.

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet. This includes eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins, minerals and water. Fruits and vegetables are easily digested and keep the flow of elimination in the body up to par. Caffeine, sugar and refined carbohydrates increase the oil produced within the sebaceous glands making acne more likely to occur.Eating a balanced diet keeps your skin healthy and nourished from the inside out. Healthy foods improve the look of your skin.                     

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hair Care Tips for Acne-prone Skin

When it comes to Acne,pretty much everything is related like Hair.Here are some great Hair Tips which you help your Hair and Skin.That said these tips are also applicable for others just not acne-prone skin ;)

  • Determine if you are oily/dry/normal hair and choose products accordingly.
  • Wash your Hair atleast once or twice a week with a good shampoo.

Monday, 2 December 2013

What is Thyroidism?Can it cause Acne?

This post I will be discussing how Thyroid malfunction affects our overall health and particularly skin problems like Acne along with other Side effects. 

I had Mild/Moderate Acne in my Teens. I went to a Dermatologist to get myself treatment and it was taken care off. But suddenly last year I was under Acne Attack and was feeling low. It was back and could not figure out why??I thought it was Polycystic ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) but when I underwent a series of Tests.Later I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. Women are Commonly more affected by this than Men.This is actually more than serious than people think,so I would advise not to neglect and get treated.

What is Thyroidism?Can it cause Acne?

Sunday, 1 December 2013

A Guide to Chemical Peeling Procedure

Chemical Peeling is a Medical Procedure to Treat Acne as well Acne Scars/Marks.

A Chemical Peel involves application of a chemical solution on the skin and it is allowed to penetrate the skin for a few minutes. By doing this the new skin regenerates thereby destroying dead skin cells, unclogs pores which due leads to improvement in acne and hyper pigmentation.

The penetration of chemical peel depends on the type of peel used. The time for which the peel is left on the skin depends on type& concentration of peel, skin tolerance and degree of acne/pigmentation. Initially lower concentrations of the chemical peeling (salicylic acid,glycolic acid peel) is done and then gradually the concentration is increased. Depending upon the skin condition, it is moved to stronger peels like TCA peels, Phenol Peels. Nowadays with constant innovation, various kinds of peels & permutations are available in gel forms which are safer, not runny liquid with minimum side effects as they are buffered solutions.