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Skin and Hair-care Tips for Holi

holi skin care tips
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Holi the festival of colour and happiness is around the corner and I hope you guys are excited in the same way like I am. This  post  is on few skin and hair care tips for Holi and DIY’s which you can use this Holi, and enjoy to the core even without thinking twice.

Tips: before moving out
  1. Apply coconut oil to the hair to prevent damage from the colors. Try various style to cover your hair. You can tie a bun or you can cover your hair with the old scarf.
  2. Apply moisturizer all over the body that will prevent you from the harsh chemical based colours.
  3. Apply the thick coat of Vaseline around your ears so that you don’t look like a pink monster after Holi.
  4. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen as you will be in the sun for the full day (so it will help you from tanning).
  5. Not to forget your lips as they might become dry on that sunny day with the harsh color over it so try to keep them moisturized as well.
  6. Keep drinking water which will keep your body hydrated.
  7. If you have any open wound or cuts, cover them properly before handing for Holi.
  8. Apply dark color nail paint which will prevent the colors from settling in.
  9. Try to wear fully covered clothes so that your skin is covered properly.
  10. Try not to wear your contact lens instead go with glasses.
Tips: While playing Holi
  1. Stick to organic colors rather than going for chemical ones. Nowadays we have various types of organic colors in the local markets too.
  2. If you feel any sensation or itchiness then wash off the color immediately as it might result in rash or allergy.
  3. Alcohol dehydrates the body so keep drinking water also and try to consume less alcoholic drinks.
Tips: After Holi
  1. Brush off excess color from the hair and body before heading for shower.
  2. Try to use mild soap or shampoo.
  3. You can use cleansing milk to remove color from the body and face.
  4. Remove your nail color.
  5. After shower apply a good amount of moisturizer that will heal your body.
  6. If you see any rash or allergy than consult your doctor first.
DIY’s packs for skin and hair:besan pack
  1. DIY for skin – body scrub:
  • 2 tablespoon Besan
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon Full cream milk or curd
  • Half lemon

Mix them and make a paste. Now apply all over your body gentle scrub for 2 to 5mins. Let it dry on its own and wash off from the body.

 

2. DIY for Hair – hair mask:
  • 2 Eggs (take as per your hair length)
  • 1 Banana

Blend them in a blender and apply this mask on your hair for 30 to 40 mins then wash with the normal shampoo and conditioner.

I hope this hacks and DIY’s will help you this Holi. Do let me know what hacks you use to save your hair and skin during Holi.

Happy Holi!

 

New Whisper Ultra Soft 2x Softer Review

I saw this packet of Whisper Ultra Soft 2x Softer in a departmental store and I thought of trying this out. The line  “2x softer” drew my attention. I am one of those who is sensitive to synthetic covers, I prefer to use cotton base pads.

Whisper ultra (green one) has synthetic cover and that doesn’t suit me, so from long time I have been buying StayFree. Being a brand loyal I was a bit hesitant in putting money on a sensitive product. To put my experience into one line, I would be saying new Whisper Ultra Soft 2x  is a fragrant cotton cover pad which has absorption power of 2-3 hours and it is softer(It varies person to person).

Here’s how the packaging of Whisper Ultra Soft 2x  looks like. Pink color is really appealing to the eye and it equally does justice with the “softness” aspect. This pad is softer compared to other Whisper Ultra variants.

whisper ultra 2x

What Product Claims:

Get superior long lasting period protection with Whisper Ultra Clean sanitary napkins which features unique design with superior protection that locks up to 100% wetness and even locks odor! The Whisper Ultra Soft sanitary pads with wings keeps you comfortable and active all day long. For extra gentleness on your skin, Whisper Ultra Soft pads are two times softer**, are nearly 20% longer* and have soft pores that drive liquid to the core and lock it away, so you have extra coverage and long-lasting protection throughout the day. With the Whisper Ultra Soft Large sanitary pads, your skin gets all the pampering it needs and you get all the confidence you deserve!

  • Soft Cottony Top sheet – gentle on skin.
  • Super Absorbent Core – absorbs at the center.
  • Nearly 20% longer (284mm)*, helps provide more coverage.
  • It Locks 100% wetness.
  • Gives extra coverage with long-lasting protection.
What it delivers:
  • Soft Cottony top sheet- gentle on skin Check mark symbol
  • Super absorbent core Check mark symbol
  • More coverage Check mark symbol
  • Locks 100% Wetness X  It didn’t work for me 😛
  • Fragrant Check mark symbol
Price: Rs 64 for 7 pads.

About Brand: Whisper, a renowned brand under Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Limited is one of the most trusted brand used by women across the world. Whisper offers a wide range of sanitary napkins to suit every girl or woman’s needs.

Look Book: Jaipur

Most of you already know that I traveled to Jaipur (by Instagram and Facebook post) on my birthday. This blog is on the looks that I have created in Jaipur. Like always I have kept few basics which can be mix and matched to bring out multiple variations. As Jaipur is comparatively hotter than Delhi so I have kept very light woolens and light color clothes.  A small tip here: always plan your look beforehand; it saves so much time and space. I have created five looks here and featured this look book. So, without wasting any time let’s start with my 1st look.

Look No. 1:

Because it was hot during the day time so I decided to wear this chikan with dark blue denim. To pep up this look I am carrying this orange sling bag and metallic sandals. For jewelry, I am wearing my watch, silver earrings and bangles (which I bought from Jaipur). This look is really simple to create and it lets you breathe at this temperature while being classy.jaipur ethnic lookpink column jaipurhawa mahal jaipurhawa mahal jaipurDenim: Levi’s / Kurta: Melange / Sling Bag: Caprese / Footwear: Lifestyle / Shades : Forever21 / Jewellery : Earrings (CP) and Bangles (Jaipur).

Look No. 2:

We decided to go out in the evening and to protect from chills, I wore denim jacket over white top. This one is pretty basic and muted. I broke the monotony using bright lipstick to which these images are not doing justice. Carried my stuff in the brown tote and wore same jewelry and watch.casual outfitTop: H&M / Denim: Levi’s / Denim Jacket: Top Shop / Footwear: Bata / Tote Bag : Allen Solly / Jewellery : Watch (Titan) and Earring (Pantaloons)

Look No. 3:

We decided to cover 2 – 3 forts in a day so I thought of going for comfort footwear. I kept this entire look keeping my sports shoes in mind. I opted for plaid shirt and jeans and carried denim jacket to protect from chilly wind.casual look jaipurcasual look jaipurWhite Shirt: H&M / Denim: Levi’s / Denim Jacket: Top Shop / Footwear: Puma / Shades: Forever21

Look No. 4:

This one is of birthday where I went out for dinner with my friends. After walking a lot around the forts I was tired and I didn’t take any efforts towards this one. Here’s the complete minimal look of mine. I have also paired this spaghetti top with black palazzo in my Lansdowne look-book.birthday outfitWhite Spaghetti Top: Top Shop / Denim: Levi’s / Black Blazer: Forever21 / Footwear: Westside / Sling Bag: Caprese / Jewellery: Watch (titan) and Earring (Big Bazaar)

Look No. 5:

Jaipur is known for its rich ethnic wear. To rock that I wore this beige silk suit with leheriya dupatta. I paired this outfit with Kundan bangles and earrings.ethnic look jaipurethnic look jaipurSuit: Westside / Footwear: Big Bazaar / Shades: Forever21 / Jewellery: bg’s

Pic courtesy: Anshu Saurabh

Hope you have enjoyed this look book!