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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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.

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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

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

What’s in the Birchbox – February/March

I recently subscribed to Birchbox, which is a beauty box that contains 5 beauty products from different brands. As I love trying out different products regularly, I subscribed to Birchbox. It’s like a gift to yourself (trust me, this is a great way of pampering yourself). The box you receive is personalized to your beauty profile, so the products you receive are chosen for you!

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The February box

The theme of the February box is celebrating timeless beauty trends of the past. And these are the 5 products that I received in the February Birchbox.

  • The Beauty Crop Eyeshadow:

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This eyeshadow trio is nourished with avocado to help hydrate the skin while allowing you to highlight, shadow, line, and contour. You can create a perfect day to night look with this coffee-inspired palette.You can use this dry for a natural finish or wet for a more dramatic look. I received this eyeshadow in full size. Check out the brand HERE.

 

  • Pixi Lip Balm

This lip balm by Pixi is packed with nourishing shea butter and vitamin E, so you’re assured that your lips are taken care of. This lip balm instantly moisturizers your lips and bonus it is infused with a hint of pink hue. I think this was a perfect pick for the winter weather. I received this lip balm in full size.

  • Percy & Reed finishing polish

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This gentle styler contains horse chestnut extract giving you a soft and flexible hold while the sunflower wax gently moisturizes. This is a lightweight nongreasy finisher which can be used for any style or hair type. I received this product in a travel size 30 ml.

  • Luseta Coconut Milk Hair Mask

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This hair mask is free from sulfates, paraben, and gluten. This nourishing mask is designed to repair damaged hair. The mix of fatty acids and vitamins will leave your strands soft, silky and protected. And this can be used also on colored hair. I received this product in a travel size 30 ml.

  • Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

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This wonder eye cream is packed with chamomile lemon and cucumber oils to brighten, while rosehip and carrot oils help soften and smoothen this delicate area. It is rich but not heavy and gets easily absorbed in the skin. I received this product in a 7ml sample size.

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Verdict

This was my first Birchbox and I think it didn’t impress me much except for the coconut milk hair mask.

The March box

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The march box is all about you and giving that extra time to yourself. So it’s time to relax and look after yourself. And these are the products are received in the March box.

  • BLAQ Hydrogel eyemask :

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BLAQ comes to the rescue to those tired eyes with this Hydrogel eyemask. Remove the thin film layer and apply the eyemask under your eyes and leave them on for about 15 minutes, letting the activated charcoal detox and de-puff tired eyes.

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  • Benefit BADgirl BANG Mascara

birchbox feb 2018 - cHai & Lipstick

This Mascara by benefit contains aero-particles, commonly found in astronauts spacesuits, to deliver volume with lightweight lift in every swipe. The brush is moulds to catch every single lash from corner to corner and the impactful look will last u upto 36 hours.

  • Manna Kadar Brozer -highlighter Duo

birchbox march 2018 - cHai & Lipstick

birchbox march 2018 - cHai & Lipstick

This product was full size and a handy duo of bronzer and highlighter. You can either buff the bronzer all over the face for a subtle glow to skin or just dust beneath your cheekbones for a natural sculpt. To complete the look sweep the highlighter on the cheeks.

  • Oribe Apres beach wave & shine spray

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This two in one formula work both on wet or dry hair to create a natural unfussy appearance of beach waves without the crispy effects of salt water. Just give the can a good shake and spray it on your hair and work your fingers through for a tousled finish. I received this product in a travel size.

  • Baija Royal Body scrub

birchbox march 2018 - cHai & Lipstick

This body scrub is perfect for sad and dull skin. It’s packed with honey and soothing Shea and is a great exfoliator for brightening and sloughing away dry patches. Massage it onto damp skin in circular motions and wash away with warm water, bonus point it smells yummy.

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Verdict

I absolutely loved the March BIRCHBOX, I loved all the products and can’t wait to try them all.

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

 

Face Cleanser/Massage Brush-Do you need it?

Hello friends,

Today I am going to introduce you to a very useful beauty tool, for face cleansing and massaging. This is a two-sided Face Brush, with soft bristles for face cleansing on one side and a silicon massage pad on the other. Continue reading “Face Cleanser/Massage Brush-Do you need it?”

New products I’m LUSHing over!

This is my first experience with LUSH products and I am really happy to share it with you guys. In today’s article, I will tell you about my experience with two products I have been trying for a while. Continue reading “New products I’m LUSHing over!”

LOTION BARS- the perfect DIY gift this festive season.

This winter give your skin the best gift by making  these easy DIY lotion bars. Extremely easy to make and packed with the goodness of essential oils and natural butters, lotion bars are the must add to your skin routine this winter.

Lotion bars are solid at room temperature and get activated with the warmth of the skin. They are simple to use and make beautiful gifts especially for this holiday season.

What you need:

  • Coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Bees wax
  • Essential oil
  • Moulds

Directions:

  • Start by melting  the coconut oil, bees wax and Shea butter in a pot.

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  • After melting the oils add in the essential oil and mix gently.

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  • Pour this mixture in the moulds and allow to set.

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  • Remove them from the moulds and they are ready to use.😊

How to use:<
Use the lotion bars directly on the skin and they will melt with the warmth of the skin. You can use it after having a bath so that it gets absorbed well.

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I am absolutely in love with lotion bars, I am planning the gift these cuties to my besties this holiday season! I hope you enjoyed this goodness packed DIY with me, catch you soon with some more fun DIY posts! Let me know in comments if you tried it!

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