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.

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 šŸ˜Š

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.

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| šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§

    Very Berry Fall makeup look

    Hello Loves!

    Fall is my fav time of the year, the cool winds accompanied by the faint rays of sunlight, and the myriad of colors all around give me so much inspiration for makeup! Today I am going to take you step by step to create this fall look – with bold berry lips and a play of metallic colors on the eyes, while the skin is matte and sculpted. Ready? scroll down…

    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,Ā PUREPOTIONS. Ā 

    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 asĀ hemp,Ā calendula,Ā nettle,Ā andĀ oliveĀ 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:

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    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 inĀ Rosehip,Ā  CalendulaĀ andĀ sunflower oilĀ 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,Ā  Palmarosa, &Ā Roman Chamomile essential oilsĀ which together improve the overall skin health, and visibly reduces blemishes. Purepotions uses the best quality, UK- sourcedĀ 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.Ā 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 ButterĀ 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.

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    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.

     

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    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 siteĀ 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 onĀ INSTAGRAM for daily updates!

    Have a great weekend!

    Article by:Ā  Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§

     

     

     

     

     

    Glitzy Face Palette – Yay or Nay?

    Contouring and Highlighting are surely the trends you have heard about, today we are going to discover something new “GLITZ” a new step Make Upadded to the face routine, which you can find in their latest – Glitzy Face Palette! Ready to discover this palette with me? Scroll down…