Is dark so ugly? {Beauty Philosophy}

Well, this certainly does not apply to women alone but let me say that maximum racism is carried out by women only! Ok, I might be termed a misogynist for this statement. But, seriously, maximum number of times in my life, only women have pointed out that I am dark and therefore ugly!

Anyways, why this post was prompted was because of my increasing concern towards my readers! Oh no, I am not altruistic. But, recently, I have started getting so many queries regarding how to become fair. Well, if you are a 10 plus something, I am fine with such questions. But, the unfortunate thing is that mommies are becoming paranoid for their 1-2 month old babies’ complexions as well.
First, I am NOT making fun of you. Second, I am seriously concerned. Third, hear me out.

I totally understand where all this concern is coming from. Years and years of ill-treatment due to complexion differences more often result in such kind of anxieties. So, let me first reply to all those queries. PLEASE DO NOT BE CONCERNED. The babies and kids tend to change their skin color. In fact, skin color changes for even adults. So, keep their skin care routines healthy and simple and apply sunscreen regularly for kids above 2 years or ask a dermatologist or a paediatrician.
Now, coming to voicing my concerns, I think that we can not change the old mindset but we can lay down the new rules. We as the propagator of the future generations need to get over our insecurities and make sure our kids do not carry the same inferiority complexes which were drilled into us by the society. If at all, they should be taught how to fight and not feel bad for someone’s comments. Because, there will always be one person who will speak ill. Because, there will always be some or the other struggle they have to undergo. And, because, we are better equipped in understanding our kids psychologies thanks to our own experiences.

So, instead of thinking how to deal with the issue, we should teach them how to face the challenges gracefully. And, this is just a small matter of complexion. I very strongly believe that any hesitation on the part of the parent gets conveyed to the kid somehow even if none of them actually understand what it is and that hesitation does manifest in the kid as he grows older.

So, this is my earnest request to all parents of all generations to please not get bothered by little things as complexions and clothes and rather focus on developing self-confidence and self-esteem in the child. And, this process actually starts since the conception of the baby! And, please do not take this post as a lesson in parenting. I do not have a kid of my own neither I have brought up any sibling of mine but these are some parenting rules I live by and would carry them out on my progeny.
What do you all think? Is it our responsibility to change the perspective of future generations or not?
PS: Please note that this post is not meant to hurt any sentiments. On the other hand, I respect them all and understand them!
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Forest Essentials Facial Cleanser Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater Product Review

Forest Essentials Facial Cleanser Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater Product Review

Today I am reviewing the forest essentials facial cleanser. But, before that, let me share I did something with you.

I finally got to visit Charminar on Ramzan night. And, it was fabulous. There is jostling and pushing and everything but nothing could beat the lights and merriment and the famous Nimrah Cafe’s irani chai and osmania biscuits. It is a experience which should be done every year!!

Anyways, coming back to the forest essentials facial cleanser, I am double minded about it even after using for 3-4 months.

Forest Essentials Facial Cleanser Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater Product Review

Price : Rs 1,075 for 200ml

Skin Type, Texture and Fragrance

This face wash is meant for dry and normal skin.

Forest Essentials facial cleanser comes in two fragrances – rose and neem. I suppose. I like Mashobra honey range of products with them for their amazing fragrance specially their body oil. It is heavenly.

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Fab Bag July 2016 Beauty Box Review

Fab Bag July 2016 Beauty Box Review

Do you like surprises? Because that is what all these beauty box intend for you! You order for one and you never know what you will get next month. The surprise and variety keeps the spice alive. So, this month did the Fab Bag beauty box manage to surprise me?

Fab Bag July 2016 Beauty Box Review

Price: Rs 599 for one month subscription

Products this Month

The theme for this month is Hello Gorgeous.

  • Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Back to Black Kohl pencil with sharpener (Rs 499)
  • Neemli Naturals Bengal Gram Exfoliator (Rs 425 for 50gms, full size)
  • Johara Instant Radiance Face Scrub Sample (Rs 500 for 100gms, Rs 100 for 15gms sample size)
  • Pep Moisture Velvet Shampoo (Rs 119 for 50ml, full size)

Total Price of the Products in the bag = Rs 1143 for all products

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Kosmocare Fruit Enzyme Face Mask Product Review

Kosmocare Fruit Enzyme Face Mask Product Review

This face mask has been sitting on my review table for like ages now! Unfortunately, in the interim period of March to May, I was not able to use a few skin care products due to medications and then I grew sloppy and left everything to time. And, slowly my skin started looking dull and uncared for.

To counter that, I started following my regular skincare routine since last month – sunscreen in morning, deep cleansing in the evening followed by face wash, exfoliation in regular intervals and face masks depending on mood. And, Kosmocare one was the first I started with. I like that it is light and non-sticky and does not stretch or make the skin tight as it dries off. Let us see what else does it do!

Kosmocare Fruit Enzyme Face Mask Product Review

Price : Rs 2000 for 100gms (way too expensive)

Skin Type, Texture and Fragrance

This face mask is meant for all skin types. It is transparent and has the texture and consistency of a soft gel which spreads easily on damp and dry skin, both. There is no particular fragrance to it, a good point for sensitive noses.

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Blogging Series Vol. 10 – How to overcome Bloggers Block? {Five Series}

So as I said yesterday that I am lost as to how to come back to blogging, I thought this would be a damn good topic to start with! I have been thinking about it for the last week and I have put down a few things from where one can start!

Reading and Observing and Drawing Analogies!
This is one of the primary sources of inspiration for all my posts especially the ones in the category of Your Opinion! I love to observe and like to blog about any small thing which catches my eye or which my ears catch 😀
Anyways, reading about your niche helps. Other blogs or reader’s comments, anything can give you fodder for your next post!

Readers

For me, they are definitely one of the major post sources because of the amazing amount of queries I get but unfortunately in my case, I am not able to reply to all the mails lying in my mail box and when I am replying to the comments, very seldom does it occur to me to make it a post. But, if you have time and patience at hand, writing posts on unique queries is always helpful in the larger picture.
Re-blogging
As I mentioned in my last post of the series, republishing your older posts is a good practice. It gives more visibility to the post and more often than not, your reader’s get something new to read. Also, this gives you chance to update the post and improve on it.
Passion
This is the easiest to do. If you are die-hard passionate about something, you can definitely blog about it anytime. I would also add that there may be some restrictions to this but still this comes easily to the tips of fingers to type away!
Gossip
Your blog is also a form of entertainment so always remember that juicy gossip is always welcome. A blogger is always an enigma to the reader, especially when the person hardly reveals anything about their personal life so giving them a peek into it every now and then really works :) And, when are girls not good at gossiping 😀
So, these are a few pointers to overcome Blogger’s Block. I do not know how much they will end up helping me but I can surely say that I finished writing this post in 20 minutes. So, may be the tips actually do work. So, give them a try and let me know :)
What do you all bloggers think? And, I would also welcome the reader’s to add their tips :)
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Gaia Green Tea Bags Assorted Pack Product Review

Gaia Green Tea Assorted Pack Product Review

Okay, here is an interesting question for you to answer. What is the first thing you like to do right after you wake up? Exercise, stretch, make lemon water, fix your coffee pot, check your mails or just fall back to bed. What do I do? Neither of the above. I fix my green tea using Gaia Green Tea bags. Simple and easy!

Once upon a time, I had this cute and easy borosil tea maker which I used to make my green tea. It had a separate tea strainer in which green tea leaves could be placed and infused. And, then, my maid broke it so now I use it to pot flowers which makes it equally useful. But now I am left without a convenient container to make my green tea.

So, when I got these green tea bags, I started brewing green tea again without the hassle of using two or more containers. And, I am back on the healthy beverage wagon. Now, did you know that brewing green tea is an art. The water temperature must be exactly right and infusion must not be more than two minutes.

Also Read : How to make the perfect Green Tea?

Gaia Green Tea Bags Assorted Pack Product Review

Price : Rs 150 for 25 green tea bags

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Forest Essentials Silken Dusting/Talcum Powder Product Review

Forest Essentials Silken Dusting/Talcum Powder Product Review

This talcum powder has to be one of the star products from Forest Essentials. I had to get this for my other half. Mr. P. just loves deodorants and I got him off them with a lot of difficulty so I had to compensate somehow.

The first time I got this (in February), I got Nargis fragrance which is too floral for males. This time I got the Oudh and Green Tea which is soothing and masculine enough.

Forest Essentials Silken Dusting Powder Product Review

Price : Rs 595 for 100gms

Fragrance and Product Texture

The product comes in four different fragrances. I have tried only Nargis and Green Tea.

In my opinion, Nargis is too floral and strong and lingers everywhere till almost the next day. It will be bothersome for delicate noses. Where as, Oudh and Green Tea is perfect for everyone, male and female. With subtle and not overpowering fragrance, it is a delight to use. The scent also does not linger long unless you get too close to the subject.

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