Sorry for being MIA for a long time. So here’s my take on #vocalforlocal ft Deyga JFI: All these products are hand-crafted, cruelty free, organic and 100% pure. Also the packaging is worth mentioning S these are eco-friendly and reusable. Orange & Almond facepack:
[Rs. 490| 200gm] It is made of organic ingredients (Almond meat, sun-dried pulp & zest of orange, essential oils, etc). Usage– You need 1/2 tbsp of the powder and few drops of milk. Apply as a mask all over your face and wash after 10-15 mins. It rejuvenates your skin, helps to achieve the natural glow and gently exfoliates the dead skin cells. A must have product to get rid of tan. Beautifying serum:
If you’re someone who is an extremely dry skin type like me, this product will do wonders to your skin. This one goes in my PM routine, I apply few drops of it all over my face and keep it overnight. Skin feels soft, plump, smooth and looks glowing after waking up. However I would recommend oily skin people to blend it with aloe vera gel and then apply it as this serum is more like a facial oil. Basil toner:
It is a very hydrating toner and calms down my skin. However I really don’t like the smell. I also use it to diy face packs. It can also be used to remove dirt from your face using a cotton ball. Beetroot Lip Balm:
It’s smooth and extremely moisturizing. It has a light pinkish tint and it’s a bit mattee. It softens and helps you to get rid of dry and chapped lips. Betanin present in beetroot helps to lighten dark pigmentation and discoloration in your lips.
Brand: Phenak. JFI: All their products are 100% natural, cruelty free, SLS and paraffin free.
Rose Clay Face Mask: This is a great mask for dry skin. It smells like fresh rose and has a beautiful light pink colour. It helps to calm and soothes the skin. Skin feels soft, plum and hydrated after use. Apply this all over face keep for 10-15min and then risen off with water.
Pom Pom Body Scrub : I can’t get over the smell, you would literally smell like a bubble gum while applying it. The granules are very tiny and gently exfoliates and cleanse your skin. If you are someone like me who loves scented bath essentials it’s a must have for you all
Foot bomb: They’re the miniature version of bath bombs, looks like a ping pong ball. I was real excited to try this out and I am pretty much satisfied with the results. The aroma is really nice. It really gives a spa like experience at home. It helps to heal cracked feet and soothes the foot skin and it is very easy to use.
Recommendation : High
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Brand: Skinssential JFI: All these products are made with natural ingredients and are homemade.
Hair Nourishing Pack: You need 2 tbsp of this powder and half slice lemon and 2 big spoon of curd make a paste and apply on scalp and hair thoroughly. Hair feels super soft after wash and no serum is required after this. The pack is very much moisturizing and smells heavenly.
Hair Growth Oil: Infused with goodness of coconut oil, castor oil and Rosemary oil. I prefer to use this as a pre shampoo oil. I am not sure about hair growth as of now, because I have been using this for two weeks only. However after using this I feel my hair is becoming less frizzy and is well nourished. Relieves dry scalp, softens hair and gives a relaxing sensation.
Frizz control hair mask: Say no to bad hair days with this product. You need to apply this 30 minutes before washing. It does what it claims by easing out frizz. Also makes my hair healthy and softens my curls. I would highly recommend this to people with dry, rough and frizzy hair type people.
Floral Fruity Blast: You can mix it with honey and aloe vera and apply all over the face. Smooth texture and calms down the skin. Makes my skin soft and subtle after wash. However my skin feels a bit dry after wash therefore I prefer using a mild moisturizer after washing it off.
Gentle & soothing Goat’s milk soap: Fragrance is good and I really liked the texture. Good for regular cleansing. It goes well to normal skin. Provides a little cooling sensation and is pretty much moisturizing.
Chocolate lip balm: Undoubtedly the best lip balm I’ve used. It has tiny grain particles which helps you get rid of dead skin cells. Has a pink tint when applied. This one is quite moisturizing and combats dryness.
Comes in a sturdy glass jar with all the product details along with a spatula. The balm glides smoothly all over the face. The texture is one of the best I have ever come across. It’s buttery yet not too creamy or sticky.
Bonus point is that it can be kept as a mask for few minutes as well. It melts down the stubborn dirt and takes off the makeup very well. I prefer using a facial cloth to rinse this off because cleansing balms never gets off well only by splashing water. My skin feels so soft and fresh after wash. I would recommend this to every makeup enthusiastic- hands down it’s one of my favourite product right now
Ubtan (Rose & lavender):
It is a powder based face pack consisting of pink kaolin clay, ground oats, powdered coconut milk, honey etc.
Direction to use: Take 1 tsp in a bowl and add milk/curd to it. Apply it on your face and keep it for 3-5 minutes before it gets dry gently rub into skin like a scrub and then rinse it off.
It hydrates the skin and helps to control oil secretion. I am pretty sure, oily skin type people would swear by it. It exfoliates the dead skin after application it doesn’t make your skin dry . Thanks for stopping by and reading this! I hope you find the article helpful follow me on Instagram for more updates.
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PM Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on May 18, said the current crisis has taught us the importance of local manufacturing and supply chain.
“It is time to be vocal about local” he said.
I personally feel this is a great initiative because our local brands do need us beside them.
Promoting a brand would cost you ₹0. By supporting the local/ small Indian brands we can get through the approaching crisis.
If you have been following me over Instagram https://instagram.com/sreyaa_ray you may know that I have always preferred using affordable/ organic Indian Brands.It’s not that I have never used a foreign product / or I am still not using few.Ofcourse yes! But if I get an alternative Indian product to a particular foreign brand would definitely go for that. After a thorough research I have come up with my top picks: Indian brands for you I will be posting #vocalforlocal series on Instagram stay tuned for that.
The products I will be taking about some are purchased by me and some are gifted by the brand but all opinions are of my own!
I am very excited to introduce you all to my top favourite local Indian brands.
Hi guys! Welcome to my blog. If you are new here let me introduce myself to you all.My name is Sreya Ray. I am currently pursuing Mass Communication and Journalism and I am a blogger by passion. Let me give you a deeper insight to my view on blogging.
Life is about making choices and not looking back. Blogging was a choice which helped me in many ways. I have always been inclined towards the world of skincare and beauty products. I liked to go through different products, reading about their pros and cons and used to recommend products to my friends according to their skin type. I always wanted to share that basic knowledge I had gathered (while trying and testing out) with people so I took a step towards blogging. Blogging about beauty and skincare products is not only about getting PR packages, clicking pictures and writing anything about the product without properly using it . It’s a thorough process. One which requires patience, hard work and dedication. It takes multiple trys before a perfect shot can be taken of the products. Then comes the hard part, the review. The review should be compact yet it should give a proper idea of the product and it should be without any prejudice or biases.
If you have always being inclined or passionate about this then I would advice you to give your best when you start because there is no gain without pain. There was a time when I had only 100 followers. I didn’t give up then and I am satisfied where I am right now. As I have said before, If I can then you can too. Keep up with the work you have started. A building is not complete if only the foundation is made. 🙂
Beauty blender has made our life so easier, isn’t it?
You can apply your foundation, concealer and even moisturiser with it. So easy to use and gives the perfect finish. But do you know how dangerous can they be, to know more continue reading…..
After every 6 months you are supposed to buy one. They too expire. These blenders are sponge which contains water and bacteria. Prolong use of a expired blender can cause severe skin issues and acne. It is not safe and hygenic to use an expired one.
If your blender breaks, chips or flakes even before 2-3 months then that’s because you’re using a cheaper one. Those are not good for your skin and absorbs a lot of your products.
Wet blenders are breeding ground for bacteria. If it is not dried properly, it can irritate your skin. never put it back to your make up bag when it is still wet. Keep it outside and let it dry naturally.
That’s all I had to say, guys please try to clean the blender atleast after2-3 use, if you’re not able to clean it after every use.
I hope you all are safe. Sorry for being MIA. Also I am planning something interesting for you all. Stay connected
Times like the 21st century by default calls for automated services. Given the technological and economic fluency, here the demands are expected to be met as soon as possible and at a speed and efficiency that was beyond imagination before. An American by the name of Jeff Bezos’s brainchild happens to be the pioneer of it.
What we today know as Amazon all across the globe, was founded in Bezos’s garage of his rented house in Bellevue, Washington. It started off as a small venture for selling books online. Now, which stands as the world’s largest online shopping site.
This e-commerce website is not only a topic destination for patrons but is tremendously popular for its launches- kindle E Reader, Echo and Alexa speaker devices, prime membership, Amazon Pay etc. it has also paved way for interested people to make money out it. However there are several fellow competitors like eBay, Click Funnels, Snopify, etc but Amazon juts out of all.
Through Amazon it is easier to step out to the world of e-commerce. Over the years Amazon has seen a growth ranging from 25% to 31%. According to the National Retail Federation, Amazon holds the position of worlds largest retailers.
There are several methods through which one earn money from Amazon. The best six convenient options are enlisted below:
1) Selling products as a seller/re-seller: This is something most of us are well aware of. One can sell their private label products in Amazon. However, it requires good amount of market research, well craft-knowledge about recent trends and patience. It might take time to blow off, but when it does one can earn a hefty amount out of it. Another wat is, selling wholesale goods which is basically purchasing the goods in bulk from the manufacturer first, then selling them as a reseller Amazon. This is profitable because when we buy goods in bulk, the net cost price reduces and then the goods can be sold at a higher rate. If you are planning to start as a reseller make sure to have letter from the manufacturer for reselling of their merchant. Amazon is a great platform to boost up your business for sellers and reseller, via FBA.
2) Publishing your own book: An open invitation for writers to self-publish their own e-book on kindle or printed books. Amazon provides a base for budding authors as they publish a lot of books annually. One needs to promote it by every possible means to boost up the sale. It stands as a great platform to showcase your creativity as well as serves as a medium for earning. The only thing to look out for is the fact that the writing should be prolific to gain any success.
3) Be a Flex Driver- If you own a four wheeler or two wheeler, why not use it to deliver goods for Amazon? The job of a Flex Driver has its own perks as one can set schedule and number of work hours as per their convenience. This is a totally performance-based earning, as ‘the more you drive, the more you earn’.
4) Be an Amazon Influencer/Amazon Affiliate: It includes Bloggers, Influencers, content creators, Instagram celebrities, youtuber and other who can influence people and make them buy certain products. They need to promote product links from Amazon to their free website. When users make a purchase via the traceable link, it generates revenue to the Affiliator. Amazon’s Associates helps in the aforementioned process.
5) Work-From Home Employee- One can become customer service Associate for Amazon and can earn up to 12 dollars an hour. To qualify as a customer service Associate, one needs to have a minimum educational qualification, proficiency in English and good communication skills. The primary task involves answering queries on calls, replying to emails, etc.
6) Merch by Amazon: It is a self-service program. It allows one to upload their own designs on Amazon, when these designs are brought by retailers for making t-shirts the creator gets paid royalties. It is not that popularly known online business model cut there, but serves a good mode of earning huge profit just by work for 2-3 hours a day.
Struggling with ‘vellus hair’ or ‘peach fuzz’? Scared of the pain while threading and waxing? Shave it! Yes, you heard it right. It might sound crazy to you but trust me its not.
It’s been 6-7 months since I am using these tinkle razors. I will be talking about the myths, advantages and the cautions that you must know if you are planning to use them. Myths:
“Hair will grow back darker and thicker too”.
No it does not, an artificial thing cannot change your growth rate or the thickness neither it appears dark.
“It will increase your hair growth and you will have a man beard”
This is the most hilarious thing that I have ever heard. Shaving, threading or waxing does not affect the growth cycle. Advantages:
•Pocket friendly (3 razors will cost you Rs.200)and I need a razor per month while threading your full face cost around Rs.200 to Rs.250 and waxing around Rs.500 to Rs.700.
•Not only remove unwanted hair from face, nose and forehead but also provides exfoliation and helps with clogged pores.
•Easy to use once you learn the technique properly.
•Doesn’t harm your skin, give smoother and softer skin by removing dead skin cells.
Please learn the technique before you use them(refer to some YouTube videos) to avoid cuts.
Be careful while using them, do it slowly and put the minimum pressure you can.
3.Usage: I use it 2 to 3 days in a week or whenever I feel the need to use it.
Available on nykaa and Amazon.
“Long distance relationships are never going to work out.”
was an idea I always believed. Many people believe that too.
Your family may discourage it, and some of your best friends may advise you not to take it too seriously, in case you get your heart broken.
Nobody says it is going to be easy — the extra distance makes many things unachievable. Things could get complicated, and you could get sad and lonely at times. However, the extra distance also makes the simplest things the sweetest, being able to hold the other person’s hand, eating together at the same table, feeling each other’s touch, taking a walk together, smelling each other’s hair… these small wishes could suddenly mean so much more in a long distance relationship.
Long distance relationships may be tough but they have their own surprises too. I realised it. He suffers a lot too. But at the end of the day when I go to sleep I am sure that he is thinking about me and he is craving for the day he comes back to me. The best thing about all this? It’s that stupidly wonderful smile he give when he sees me.