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. Continue reading

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 😊 Continue reading

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.

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    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.

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    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

    Natural Skincare Range – PUREPOTIONS Review.

    Super happy to talk natural skincare again in this new post, as I have been saying from my very first post, natural skincare is very important to me. What you put on your skin gets absorbed into your system and can have effects on your health. I am very cautious about this and so have been writing about some great skincare brands that have this awareness and bring products that are toxin & chemical free!

    Let me introduce to you one such brand today, PUREPOTIONS.  

    I have been using some PUREPOTIONS products for a few weeks now and I am really happy to share my experience with you guys. Purepotions is a natural skincare range which provides nothing but all nature’s goodness to your skin. A mother’s search for the perfect cream for her daughter’s dry skin led to the birth of this brand. Nathalie Balmond experimented with several traditional recipes using herbs & oils such as hempcalendulanettle, and olive when she realized that all other conventional products just aggravated her daughter’s skin condition. She finally managed to make a cream that was gentle and soothed her little girl’s skin, and from then on she continued to develop other natural skincare products. Today, Purepotions has different ranges for different skin types and even a whole range for babies!

    I was sent these three products by PUREPOTIONS to test and review,

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    • Skin Salvation Omega Rich Cleansing Oil:


    This is a 100% natural cleanser which a perfect blend of rich oils which can be used daily to cleanse and moisturize skin. It is a perfect choice instead of using harsh soap based cleansers that’s strip your skin of the moisture and thereby damage the skin in the long term.

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    This cleanser is rich in RosehipCalendula and sunflower oil which help to pull out impurities from the skin without clogging the pores along with the amazing benefits that each of them brings to the skin.

    How to use

    Apply a small amount of the oil on the skin and massage in circular motions. Then with the help of a cotton ball remove gently from the skin. A small amount goes a long way and is an excellent makeup remover without harming your skin.

    • Skin Salvation Intensive Facial Oil:

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    The Skin Salvation Facial oil is a combination of rich and beneficial oils to keep the skin well hydrated and supple. I am specially loving this oil as its been a skin saver during pregnancy for me. My skin has become dry and patchy, the use of this oil has helped my skin stay hydrated and nourished, and reduced the blemishes.

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    It contains a high proportion of pure rosehip oil, as well as Lavender,  Palmarosa, & Roman Chamomile essential oils which together improve the overall skin health, and visibly reduces blemishes. Purepotions uses the best quality, UK- sourced cold-pressed organic sunflower and organic calendula oils.

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    I love using it at night and wake up with a well hydrated and supple skin. The thing that sets it apart from other facial oils besides the amazing quality of the ingredients, is that it is not very heavy on the skin and gets quickly absorbed. And I absolutely love that about this oil.

    How to use

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    Apply few drops of this miracle oil on your cleansed face and gently massage in circular motions.

    • Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream:

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    This moisturizer is packed with skin nourishing vitamins and fatty acids that are perfect to use daily to maintain a soft and supple skin. I really love using this as a part of my skin daily regime as it keeps my skin hydrated, without being heavy or greasy on the skin.

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    The main ingredient of this moisturizer is Shea Butter which helps maintain the moisture in the skin and keeps it well hydrated. The other ingredients are a combination of chickweed, chamomile and calendula infusions.

    pure potions skincare review

    How to use

    Apply a small amount of this moisturizer on cleansed skin and massage till it seeps into skin. Use circular movements on the face and upward movements on the neck (towards the face.




    I really loved using all the products and would HIGHLY recommend people with dry and itchy skin to try out Purepotions. During pregnancy, my skin is more sensitive and dry and this was a perfect solution to that. There is something for every skin type, so don’t hesitate to treat your skin to some natural goodness with Purepotions products!

    You can buy Purepotion products in London in Boots, Holland & Barret, Waitrose, and other pharmaceutical stores. You can also have a worldwide delivery from their online site Check it out here.

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    Love your skin, and treat it with good products and you will see the changes!

    Hope this article was helpful! Do follow us on INSTAGRAM for daily updates!

    Have a great weekend!

    Article by:  Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧






    Nature Bare Body Care – Belly Butter review.

    During pregnancy, your body undergoes a lot of changes. It is working hard continuously to cope and provide for your growing baby. Pregnancy no doubt is one of the best journeys a woman can experience, but it is also a time to give extra attention to your body. Your skin is doing a whole lot of work during pregnancy, as it is stretching to accommodate your growing baby. And this can leave your skin dry and itchy begging for attention. I love trying out different skincare products, and especially love sharing it with you guys!

    Over the past few months, I have been trying a few products for my bump so that I can prevent the appearance of stretch marks. I know stretch marks are inevitable during pregnancy but we can at least try to prevent them.

    I have been using this butter by Nature Bare Body Care for about 4-5 weeks now. And I am excited to share my experience with you guys.

    belly butter review


    nature bare body care review

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    What does this Belly Butter contain?

    This luxurious butter is a mixture of butter, oils, and clay that helps lock the moisture and keep skin supple and hydrated.

    The main ingredients are mango butter, shea butter, avocado oil, olive oil which are good for keeping the skin hydrated and Kaolin clay which is good for irritated skin and soothes sensitive skin. This is a perfect blend of ingredients especially which a dry and sensitive skin during pregnancy.

    You can get this butter in two variations unscented or with a mild scent of lavender. I have been using the one with lavender and love the calming and soothing effect.

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    How to apply

    Scoop a small amount of the belly butter, warm it with your fingers, and apply on the belly, hips, and breast. I love to use it right after I am out of the shower as it helps to lock in the moisture.



    I am definitely in love with the Nature Bare Body Care belly butter and would like to recommend this to all you mommies to be. The highlight of this product is that it is paraben, paraffin, and dairy free and it’s vegan! What more could we ask for? Love Love Love it! The continuous use of belly butter can prevent excessive stretch marks and even lighten them. I have been using Nature Bare Body Care belly butter along with my own DIY belly butter religiously.



    It is very reasonably priced at 17$ for a pack of 113.4g

    To buy click HERE.

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    Take very good care of yourselves and don’t forget to participate in the international giveaways happening on our Instagram account now. Have a great weekend and see you soon for some more mommy life posts!

    Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧