Glowing skin this holiday season!

Christmas is just around the corner, and so I am sharing with you guys my best kept secret for an instantly glowing skin!

A good face scrub is really important to get rid of the dead skin and blackheads. I love adding Cinnamon in my face scrub because it increases blood flow and boosts collagen production. Cinnamon is also a great anti-oxidant and helps reduce acne. So here’s my cinnamon scrub for glowing skin in winters.

What you’ll need

  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

Easy Winter DIY skincare

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a smooth paste. Apply this scrub on the face with your fingers and massage in circular motions. And then wash off with water.

Skincare tips for winter

P.S. Cinnamon may cause a tingling feeling when applied but that’s normal. But if the tingling is bothering you too much just wash off the scrub with water.

Follow this with your fav moisturizer and you are all good to go!

Hope you loved this super easy face scrub. Let me know in comments below ❤️

Article by: Rachel Fernandes

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Peppermint Candy Bath Bombs-Super Easy DIY Gift!

In today’s post, I am happy to share these gorgeous bath bombs which can make perfect last minute holiday gifts. They are simple and easy to make and are inexpensive unlike the other bath bombs available in stores.

Bath bombs add a bubbly character to your hot bath and the essential oils will just lift your moods. I always add almond oil, that adds a nice moisturizing touch to the bath. You can use other essential oils as per the benefits desired, I love to test different mixes.

So let’s learn to make these super easy bath bombs 😊

bathbomb DIY for christmas

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • Green/red color
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Vanilla fragrance oil
  • 2 tablespoon Almond oil
  • Water spray
  • Moulds to give shape.

Let’s get started!

  1. In a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix gently.

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2. Separate the mixture into equal parts in two bowls.

3. Next add the almond oil, essential oils, and color and mix everything together.

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4. Check the moisture of the mixture, it should be like a wet sand consistency and the mixture should hold together.

5. You can then add a few spritzes of water and fill the mixture into the moulds.

DIY peppermint bathbombs

6. Let them dry overnight and then pop them out from the mould.

DIY peppermint bathbombs

And there you go, Your peppermint bath bombs are ready. Pack and decorate them and they will make perfect gifts for the holiday season, or just pop them in your bath for a relaxing bath filled with scents of this holiday season! A real treat to the senses, it is surely my fav way to pamper myself ❤️

easy DIY GIFTS

Hope you guys enjoyed this DIY! Let me know if you try it out in comments below ❤️ catch you soon with another post on DIY and BEAUTY.

Article by: Rachel Fernandes

Gingerbread Body scrub – Perfect skincare for Holiday season!

I love making my own products and here is little something you can give away this holiday season. This gingerbread body scrub is as gorgeous as it sounds and makes perfect gifts this holiday season.

Easy DIY gingerbread scrub

This DIY is super simple and inexpensive to make and make super cute gifts to give to family and friends.

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gingerbread face scrub

What you need

  • 10 Spoons Brown sugar
  • 5 spoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 spoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder
  • Gingerbread fragrance oil
  • Empty Jar

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ginger bread body scrub diy

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. If the mixture is too oily add more sugar and if it too dry add more oil as per your preference. Store the scrub in the empty jar and label it.

easy beauty DIY for glowing skin

Decorate the jar as you like and there it is, how simple is this. I hope you like this simple super easy DIY gift idea this holiday season.

xmas 2018 DIY gifts

I hope you enjoyed this DIY with me 🙂 let me know in the comments below if you will try it out! Don’t forget to check my other post on DIY decorations using cinnamon for Xmas – HERE!

Enjoy our Christmas series and watch out for the next post tomorrow 🙂

Love you guys… bye!

Article by: Rachel Fernandes

Cashmere Teary Angel- Holiday look inspiration

Hello gals

I hope you are all set for Christmas, I m so excited to share the cashmere teary angel look with you today.

Soft and poetic this look is easy to carry off and will give you the right amount of glam in your look perfect for this festive season.

Read on for the products I used to create this look. holiday makeup inspirationmakeup inspiration for holiday season

Product List

Face

Click Here – Diorskin Nude Air

Click Here – Nars All Day Luminous Powder

Eyes

Click Here – Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

shades – Cashmere & Amethyst

Lips

Click Here – Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Hope you enjoy recreating this look gals! Tag us on Instagram using #chaiandlipstick so we can see your recreations 🙂

See you tomorrow with another fun holiday season post.

Article by: Mellissa Fernandes

 

Find her the perfect Gift: Ideas for Xmas 2018

Hi guys! So today’s post is about finding the perfect gift. We have put up a list of gifts that you can order directly or find something similar to. There is something for everyone here, whether she is a beauty addict or a cooking expert, you will find ideas for her here for sure 🙂

Just click on the link to check out the product n buy!

CANDLE LOVERS

CLICK HERE –Anthropologie

CLICK HERE –The Burlap Bag Soy Candle

CLICK HERE –Diptyque Tubereuse Scented Candle

CLICK HERE – Emerald Cypress & Fougere Candle

CLICK HERE – Three-Piece Holiday Scented Candle Set

SKIN CARE LOVERS

CLICK HERE – Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

CLICK HERE – Caudalie Instant Detox Mask

CLICK HERE – Latika Glitter Bath Bomb

CLICK HERE – Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak

CLICK HERE – Fig + Yarrow Sugar Scrub

CLICK HERE – Skin Gym Amethyst Facial Roller

MAKEUP LOVERS

CLICK HERE – Smashbox Major Metals Cover Shot Eye Palette

CLICK HERE – Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

CLICK HERE – HUDA BEAUTY The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

CLICK HERE – Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette

SHOE ADDICTS

CLICK HERE- Comme des Garcons Play Off-White Converse Edition Half Heart Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 High-Top Sneakers

CLICK HERE – Dr. Martens Pink Reflective Metallic Pascal Lace-Up Boots

CLICK HERE – Gucci Ace eye patch

CLICK HERE – Dolce & Gabbana LOVE graffiti logo sneakers

EARRING LOVERS

CLICK HERE – BAUBLEBAR Miyana Beaded Linked Hoop Dangle Earrings

CLICK HERE – Fossil Iridescent Rose Gold-Tone Brass Earrings

CLICK HERE – H&M – Earrings with Tassels – White

COOKING EXPERTS

CLICK HERE – Pykal Large Stainless Steel Salads Spinner – Lettuce Dryer with Free Tongs

CLICK HERE – Chef Buddy Nonstick Grill and Panini Press

CLICK HERE – Christofle Silver Plated Marly Gravy Ladle

CLICK HERE – Matcha Book, Whisk + Shaker Gift Set

I hope this list helped you and gave you some ideas for your gift list! See you soon with another fun blog post for the holiday season!

Article by: Mellissa Fernandes

Holiday Season Haircare: Ginger Hair Oil.

Holiday season Haircare

Holiday season is all about parties and festivities, and that calls for a lot of hair styling. To protect your hair from all the hair styling tools and the dry winters, it is important to protect the hair and give it that extra care during this season.

And that’s why for this first holiday post I am sharing with you my favorite hair care secret – Ginger Oil!

Why Ginger?

Ginger is one of the most healthiest spice, I love adding ginger to my morning cup of tea. Today I’m going to share with you a simple 2 ingredient recipe for this miracle hair oil. Ginger helps in blood circulation and fights dandruff. It also helps in hair growth and gives a glossy shine to the hair.

As Ginger stimulates blood circulation, it gets oxygen and nutrients to the surface of the scalp nourishing the scalp and hair follicles.

This ginger infused oil is perfect for the festive season, to give your hair the extra pampering it needs to shine at its healthiest!

Hair care for glossy shiny hair

What do you need?

Just two magic ingredients

  • 8 teaspoon Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon Grated ginger
  • How to make it?
  • Ginger hair oil for shiny healthy hair

    Heat the olive oil in a pan and then add the grated ginger. Leave on low heat. Once the ginger turns brown turn the heat off and allow the oil to cool. Next strain the oil and store in a bottle.

    This concoction will also fill your home with a warm ginger smell giving it a real holiday season vibe.

    Ginger hair oil

    How to apply it?

    Using a cotton ball dipped in a small amount of oil apply gently on the scalp, and massage.

    I love to wrap my hair with a warm towel(hot turban therapy) , so the oil gets penetrated better. Read here about Hot turban therapy.

    Leave for 10 minutes and wash off with shampoo and warm water.

    Holiday season hair care

    Now you are all set to for the festivities with this home made super easy magic hair oil.

    Let me know in comments if you have ever tried using Ginger Oil on your hair before. See you guys with more hair care and beauty posts soon. In the meantime don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for daily updates – Chai&Lipstick .

    Happy Holiday Season!

    Article by: Rachel Fernandes| 🇬🇧

    Flawless Fall skin – DIY Beet Clay mask!

    I think its fine to address the elephant in the room by now😁, I am totally hooked on DIY beauty products with all the amazing natural products, and it amazes me, whatever I need is so easily accessible (in my kitchen) and inexpensive.

    So today guys, I’m sharing with you a very easy-to-make mask for fall. Beetroot is full of antioxidants which boosts the collagen in the skin, thereby making the skin more supple and smooth. Beetroot is a powerhouse of vitamin C which helps to brighten skin tone and removes dead skin thereby leaving a clear skin.

    The nutrients from beetroot are unparalleled and are a great addition to your clay mask as they are full of antioxidants.

    The second ingredient is the Fullers Earth Clay which is also known for its skin clearing properties and removes dirt and impurities from the skin. The combination of these two powerful ingredients gives us this glow mask.

    Here’s what you will need

    DIY mask for fall

    • 1 tablespoon beetroot powder
    • 1 tablespoon fullers earth clay (Multani mitti)
    • 1-2 tablespoon water

    Easy Beetroot face mask DIY

    Beetroot face mask for fall

    Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply the mask on you pre-cleansed face. Leave for 15 mins and wash off with warm water. Then apply your favorite moisturizer.

    Easy fall face mask automne

    I hope you guys like this DIY and I would love to hear what you think about it.

    Let’s embrace fall with flawless skin 😉 💪 while you are using beetroot for your beauty regime, you can also try out this yummy Red Velvet ( Beetroot) Latte! 

    Article by: Rachel Fernandes – London