Sinful Chocolate Wax – YLG Salon

Hey Peeps! I am back with a review of one more service that I undertook from YLG Salon. It was the Chocolate Wax this time. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Gone is the time when chocolate is the cause of all skin issues. We do chocolate facial, waxing and what not. Think about the delicious chocolate smell wafting as you enjoy your facial or waxing! Yummmmm!!

 

Chocolate Wax

Chocolate wax became quite famous in the last few years after its nourishing and emollient properties were discovered. From being something that was the root cause of all problems, it went to being a solution. The above-mentioned properties make it perfect for waxing since it provides ample protection after waxing.

 

Why Chocolate Wax?

The ingredients in the Chocolate Wax kit can vary depending on the brand but the main ingredient is chocolate which is the cocoa beans. It is quite obvious by the deliciousness you can inhale. It can also contain almond oil, glycerin, soya bean oils and cocoa beans. If you still have doubts and have not yet tried out this delicious waxing, this is for you.

  • The vitamins and minerals present in the ingredients leave your skin smooth and silky.
  • Your skin glows after a waxing session. And yes! You can use it on your face without having to worry about repercussions.
  • Chocolate heats at just the right temperature, hence no blistering and rashes.
  • Bye Bye! Ingrown hair. The texture of chocolate covers every strand of hair and removing it; Hence no ingrown hair.
  • The exfoliating properties effectively remove tan much better than the usual wax.
  • Painless waxing due to the emollient properties.

Painless waxing with Chocolate Wax

This time for my regular waxing session, I decided to go with Chocolate Wax. You could have been waxing for decades but the pain is unavoidable. But it is not the case with chocolate wax. I mean it was literally painless. I could really relax into the waxing with the smell of chocolate relaxing me. It was that awesome. I did tell you my skin was getting tanned after this harsh summer. After my waxing, my skin tan was greatly removed. And my skin practically glowed. No sign of broken hair just smooth skin devoid of any hair. Even those teeny tiny ones. And as usual, the service provided by the professionals at the YLG Salon was just exceptional.

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I did do a Hair Spa when I was there the last time. Click here to read more about my Hair Spa experience.

 

Magic Mythic Oil Spa – YLG Salon

Hey Peeps! By now you would have known how much I love YLG salon and how I prefer them for my trivial and elaborate beauty needs. They have been my go-to salon for quite a long time.  My hair needed some good pampering after quite a beating during summer. My hair was losing its shine and starting to look limp. So, I decided to indulge in the Magic Mythic Oil Spa.

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Magic Mythic Oil Spa

In Magic Mythic Oil Spa they use a combination of essential oils to give the hair much needed moisture and strength. Avocado oil, Grape Seed Oil, Argan Oil and a dash of glycerin complete the mix of oil they use in the hair spa.

 

Avocado Oil is rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E and B which repair damaged hair and promote hair growth. It has the ability to penetrate the scalp and also the hair strands easily. Also, the monounsaturated fatty acids in the avocado oil nourish the hair strands and strengthen them.

 

Grape Seed Oil is lighter than coconut oil and olive oil leaving your hair moisturized without being sticky and greasy. Moreover, the ability to lock in moisture makes it perfect for dry and brittle hair by smoothening down the cuticles and removing frizz.

 

Argan Oil otherwise called liquid gold is your ideal hair conditioner if you want to make your hair silky, shiny, soft and strong. It is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E which makes it the perfect solution for split ends.

 

Sleek and Shiny Hair with Magic Mythic Oil Spa

The hair spa was a positively relaxing experience for me. The staff were quite talented and made the experience very pleasurable for me. The spa is indeed magic and I could find an instant improvement in my hair texture. It was like my hair has turned silkier, shinier and stronger. Moreover, the frizzy and brittle nature of my hair was gone. Additionally, it was a sleek curtain of hair. Rest assured I am going back for the Magic Mythic Oil Spa.

 

The spa is the first step in restoring my hair back to its previous self. My next treatment will give a voluminous boost and handle hair fall.

 

Battling the effects of skin ageing? Get this Skin Treatment at ALMA Q

Hey Peeps! Everyone battles skin ageing in some format; be it the loss of collagen or hyperpigmentation or dull skin or wrinkles. If you are over 30, then you would have noticed laughter lines, fine lines and wrinkles in your forehead already. If you are over 25, you should have started on anti-ageing regimens. Signs of ageing include loss of skin elasticity, dry skin, peeling skin, hyperpigmentation etc. If you start looking into these issues early on, you can handle them yourself but in most cases, you would have to go for laser skin treatment to get them under control.

 

What is Skin ageing

Skin ageing though looks like an easy enough age-related issue, it is definitely not all that. It is a complex process influenced by various internal and external factors. These factors change the skin structure, and also affects the layers in the skin. Loosening of skin, pigmentation and dull skin are an essential part of the ageing process which you cannot battle.

 

Signs of skin ageing can be pronounced over time and that is when you need to approach a dermatologist for the appropriate solution.

 

Solution to All your Skin Problems  (Introduction to the brand)

Alma-Q has the ideal solution to all your skin problems due to ageing. They have a global presence and has around 25 years of experience in this area. Their laser treatments help to restore the radiance that you lost. Not only that it also removes the pigmentation and helps you get back your crystal clear skin. Isn’t that what everyone wants no matter the age?

 

If you are like me, every new wrinkle is going to freak you out. Everything is alright with ageing gracefully; But facing wrinkles and age lines is a tough matter. With Alma-Q laser skin treatment, you can get rid of your wrinkles, age lines as well as skin laxity. Not only that it can also treat your vascular and skin pigmentation. With it, your confidence and increases and you are ready to take on the world.

 

Have a tattoo that you regret now? No worries! Alma-Q has a solution for that too. Stubborn ink; Multiple Colours; No problem. Alma -Q removes even the stubborn teal blue and lime green revealing healthy ink-free skin without any fear of scarring or hypopigmentation.

 

With Alma-Q you can withstand the passage of time and retain your youthful appearance.  Alma-Q offers skin treatment for the following skin problems.

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Treatments

Hyperpigmentation

Most of us suffer from uneven pigmentation due to hormonal changes as we age particularly over the age of 30. ALMA-Q’s switched laser treatment clears the skin of pigmentation by focusing on the melanin in the darkened skin, clearing every one of its layers resulting in a clear skin. The skin treatment is safe and efficient for all skin types, from pale to dark skin.

Skin Rejuvenation

As we age, you can see and freak over new wrinkles and fine lines on our skin. The sun exposure causes sun spots and uneven skin tone. Even our smooth and supple skin would lose its laxity. ALMA-Q’s skin remodelling treatments restore adult skin and uncover smoother, vibrant and younger looking skin. The treatments are perfect for all skin types and also delicate and fragile regions.

 

Varicose and Spider Veins

With age comes veins and spider veins which cannot be avoided. The vascular skin treatment provided by ALMA-Q’s switched laser helps to close the veins which in turns reduces and in some cases eliminate the appearance of the spider veins. The result is smooth and clear skin. Don’t tell me that does wonders for your confidence!

 

Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are normally a well thought out affair but it can be a spur of the moment thing which you suddenly decided as a group. I am sure you can relate to it. ALMA-Q’s laser tattoo removal treatment uses a combination of different wavelengths to remove unwanted tattoos even those multi-coloured ones. The different wavelengths target the different colours and break the ink particles revealing your clear skin with minimal to no scarring.

Advantages of Alma-Q Switch

Alma-Q switch has some definite advantages above the other laser treatments I have read about. Few important features I noted are:

  • Less treatment time and completely painless.
  • Suitable for everyone with any skin complexion, type and even sensitive areas.
  • Very accurate and highly efficient and clearing the skin from within.
  • It is a combined treatment for various issues which works well for most of us battling skin issues on a daily basis.

 

One of the most important points that I noticed and got me going was that it is accredited by the FDA.

 

The Technology

 

Alma-Q uses cutting-edge technologies in your skin treatment to make your experience painless and for natural-looking results.

 

The high-powered Q-switched laser which is the best skin treatment when it comes to removing pigmentation and tattoo removal. Also, it helps combat the signs of ageing like wrinkles.

 

Q-switched Nd: YAG laser technology delivers a light energy to the skin using a fractional ablative method. By this way, the affected area is treated without harming your skin.

 

Long-Pulsed Nd: YAG laser uses a deep penetrating laser technology to heal the broken superficial and deep veins.

 

Quasi-Long Pulsed Nd: YAG laser treats skin blemishes and also spider veins. The ultra-short laser pulses target tiny blood vessels. It also boosts the collagen and tightens the skin.

 

My Experience

Like everyone I also battle skin issues; while they are not really major, I have always been concerned about my skin as I approach the big 3. When I was offered a chance to try out their laser treatments I decided to go for the skin rejuvenation.

 

I was blown away by the results. My skin is much brighter and the invisible lines are really invisible now. My skin is much smoother and I can feel that the results are not just plainly superficial. While it would take time to see how long this lasts, for now, I am very happy with the result. Not only that I can see my skin supple and firm which is a clear indication of an increase in collagen. The treatment was quick and completely painless. And the skin looks natural, not like I have got some treatment for my skin. All together I am very happy I decided to go for the laser skin treatment.

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Brief on Charma, Chirag Hospital

Talking about where I got it done; it was in Charma, a skin care clinic attached to Chirag Hospital. Not only can you get the laser skin treatment, you can also hair, nail and cosmetology issues treated there. Coming to cosmetology which is what we need, they do chemical peeling, permanent and temporary hair reduction, excessive sweating, wrinkles treatment and mole removal.

 

My experience with Paytm

Hey Peeps! How have you been? I usually don’t talk much about my personal life much. My love for fashion keeps me engaged. But, a lot of you have requested me to review a few App and gadgets. Being a B.E. graduate, I have always loved technology and Apps. I love how they make our lives easier and better every day. Today I shall be talking about booking Paytm train tickets.  I actually use Paytm for a lot of things like making small payments, paying electricity bills, buying gadgets etc.

If you guys remember I had taken a train for my last Alleppey trip. That’s when I found this app useful for train tickets too. I discovered that making railway reservations on the Paytm App is easy.

Recently my parents wanted to travel locally from my hometown Darbhanga to Patna. We don’t have the flights option and they are not technology friendly. So, I decided to book tickets for them through Paytm.  And suddenly it struck my mind why not teach my parent to use the App and book train tickets through Paytm.

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Paytm Train tickets- Namrata- Bangalore based fashion & lifestyle blogger

Paytm Train tickets- Namrata- Bangalore based fashion & lifestyle blogger

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How to buy train tickets through Paytm

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The App is easy to use. To book train tickets using Paytm follow these simple steps.

  •  Go to the menus section in Paytm app and then select book on Paytm.
  •  In “book on Paytm” menu, select the Train tickets option
  • Select the source, destination, date, a/c or non a/c options, etc.
  • Choose the train as per your timing preference and availability, then proceed.
  • Enter your IRCTC ID and proceed further. In case you don’t have an IRCTC ID, go to create an account and create the ID first.
  • Select boarding point and fill passenger’s details.
  • And finally, click on proceed to book.

 

Why Paytm train tickets

Paytm is a virtual wallet and it helps us to go cashless. I use the app even at the bakery and milk parlour. For the online transaction, it’s hassle-free. I don’t have to bother about my debit card number, password, net banking details etc.

  1. Book train tickets within a few seconds–  your time is precious that’s why on Paytm, you can book train tickets in just a few seconds.
    Paytm provides smooth payment experience for every user by making payment from the wallet secure and quicker.
    To book your tickets without any hassles, ensure that you have enough balance in your Paytm Wallet.
  2.  24×7 Support–They ensure that your queries are answered at any given time. For any assistance regarding train ticket booking or cancellation, you can reach out to the customer care executives at the 24/7 helpline number 9555395553 for any queries or assistance regarding your refund or cancellation.
    So for all your train bookings,#Paytmkaro

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I am thankful to the Paytm for making our life easier. Do let me know how useful was this post for you. Also, in case you have any question, leave in the comment section below.

 

An anti aging skin care | Ponds Gold Radiance

Since the era of Cleopatra, gold has been used in skincare for its anti aging properties and also to bring radiance to the skin. Cleopatra herself used a gold mask every night as a part of her routine. Gold in anti aging skin care is touted to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots; Additionally, it also reduces inflammation and has a brightening effect on the skin. Now the internet is exploding with the celebrities and models going for gold in their anti aging skin care routine for its radiance.

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Gold in Anti Aging Skin Care

  • Gold is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties, which is advisable if your skin is prone to inflammations. Likewise, it is also used to treat arthritis.
  • In the same fashion, it is also used to treat sun damage and free radicals. Free radicals are usually unbalanced and they strip healthy molecules of electrons resulting in wrinkles and even cancer. Gold has the ability to lessen the inflammation and also the effects of free radicals like premature aging caused by free radicals.
  • As you age, skin loses its elasticity due to the loss of collagen. Gold boosts collagen which returns your skin back to its usual elasticity and youthful appearance.
  • Gold also increases the absorption of nutrients present in the anti aging skin care serums. When it is used in topical creams, all the goodness in creams are absorbed effectively.
  • Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to treat Psoriasis which is basically inflamed and irritated skin.
  • Suffering from acne? Use gold! Gold is known to fight bacteria which doesn’t respond to any treatment.
  • In the light of its absorption power, any antioxidant mixed with gold will perform more effectively.
  • Now! This is something everyone would die for. Glowing skin. Gold imparts a shimmer which gives the skin a youthful glow.

 

Ponds Gold Radiance

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The secrets of the anti aging, anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties of gold haven’t been lost since the age of Cleopatra. Pond’s brings the goodness of gold to you through Gold Radiance range anti aging skin care.  A good anti aging cream should be imbued with genuine gold microparticles for their easy absorption property. The Gold Radiance range is based on an anti aging skin care formula that is packed to its brim with nutrients along with gold. This delays the aging process retains the skin laxity and reestablishes a youthful look.

 

This powerful blend of anti aging elements is back with a blast available only in Health and Glow just for its Indian crowd. Here are a couple of awesome products from the ponds anti aging line in the event that you are suffering from sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream

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The youthfulness of our skin depends on us; How we take care of our skin? How much are the outside forces in play? Everything including our exposure to the sun, diet, lifestyle, bad habits etc decide how early our skin ages. It’s very important that we take steps to take care of our skin. As we age the outer layer of the skin thins leaving the skin translucent. This is when pigmented spots called the dark spots, appear on the skin. Also, the skin loses its elasticity when the connective tissue loses its strength.

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The Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream is one of the best anti aging day cream you see in the market. It is a clinically proven formula which fights the signs of ageing. The real gold microparticles present in the Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream fight the free radicals and regenerating healthy cells. As a result, the skin glows, luminous and rejuvenated. To fight sun damage, anti aging skin care cream also has SPF 15 PA++ protects the skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun.

The ponds anti aging cream penetrates deep into your skin and the gold particles help the maximum absorption of the nutrients.  The texture of the cream is very light on the skin without feeling oily. It provides proper hydration to your skin and doesn’t sit heavily on the top. This anti aging skin care cream is dermatologically tested and is perfect if you have normal to oily skin. The Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream is available at Health and Glow for Rs.1199 for 50gm.

 

Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Night Repair

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Just as we pay important to our skin during daytime with day creams and sunscreens, it is the night creams that is very important. At night our skin is undisturbed and that is when it starts the skin repair process. This is when you need to aid your skin care process with an anti aging night cream.

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The Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Night Repair cream is suffused with genuine gold microparticles. The gold microparticles present in the anti aging skin care night cream rejuvenate your skin and revitalize from within. As these microparticles interact with the clean skin, it permeates deep into the pores and works to restore the skin cells. This is probably the best time since the skin is at rest and doesn’t come in contact with any dust, grime and pollution.

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During the night time, the anti aging properties of the product work better at night time with gold helping the absorption of the nutrients. So, by the time you wake up your skin is invigorated and glowing.  It also reduces the fine lines and wrinkles as your skin is at rest. The texture of the anti aging skin care night cream is silky which is easy to apply. The anti aging skin care product is also heavy but absorbs quickly in the skin. It is perfect for all skin types and has vitamin B3 and CLA which helps in cell regeneration. The Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Night Repair is available at Health and Glow for Rs.1199 for 50gm.

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Houndstooth Print : 6 Creative Ways To Rock The Look

Hey Peeps! You must have noticed this truly classic pattern undergoing a wave of resurgence in the last few months. I am referring to the timeless Houndstooth pattern.

In the fashion world with its changing trends, I gravitate towards the classics. Checks, stripes, and solids have been my all time favourites. I definitely have been warming up to the houndstooth pattern since last six months or so.

I have this pattern in trousers, a bell-sleeved and a strappy top, a jacket as well as a dungaree skirt. Still, I don’t feel it’s too many and my affinity towards this pattern is not going away any time soon.

What is the Houndstooth pattern?

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Before I show you all the ways I have styled till now in my houndstooth, let us know what is it? Houndstooth is a modified version of checks. It is also known as dog’s tooth or pied-de-poule. You can always see this pattern in duotone textile pattern represented by broken checks. Generally, it’s seen in a black and white pattern. Nowadays textile makers are being more creative and launching a lot of coloured patterns as well.

The brit chic look

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Women’s peacoat is a classic jacket used in low to midwinters. A tailored peacoat is a must have in every women’s closet especially when they are someone like me – a woman on the go. I created this look by using mostly the vintage pieces in my closet. To complete this look I have used my ankle length boots and chequered beret.

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Crop it up

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I firmly believe if you have curves flaunt it. I love wearing crops tops. This time I have ditched my regular body fitted crop top. I have styled my crop top with a pencil skirt and black heels. Isn’t it effortless yet sassy?

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Be casual in your dungarees

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I often hear that houndstooth should always be worn as formals. Does it hold true every time? I love wearing dungarees as they give me back to school feeling. I have dungarees in denim, cotton and a pinafore dress too. This is one outfit I feel I would wear even when I am in my 60’s. After all, age is just a number. I love the feel of this dungaree where a casual outfit has been tailored in formal prints.

Power Dressing

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We have come a long way. Power dressing is something we all women love. To ditch the usually pleated trouser and plain shirt I decided to wear a ruffled top. This ruffled top paired with houndstooth trousers makes the look feminine yet commanding.

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Strappy Babe

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You would have noticed me wearing a lot strapped outfits during summer and monsoon. Well, I love being carefree and wear something really comfortable. This top is perfect for a day wear during spring, summer or monsoon. You can style it with solid coloured jackets during winter.

Keep the layering game on

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Lightweight jackets are always there with me, especially, when it comes to office wear or travel.  In Bangalore, you never know when would the temperature fall. This houndstooth jacket with floral print can be worn as both a formal and casual add-on layer.

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Do let me know the look you liked the most. Also, tag me over Instagram or Facebook if you get inspired by any of my looks and try them.

 

Sterling Holidays Bloggers Meet @ Ooty : #holidaydifferently

Hey Peeps! How have you been? It’s been almost a week that I am back from a bloggers meet organised by Sterling Resorts. Sterling Holidays is quite well known in India for their vacation rentals. I love almost all their properties that I have visited till date.

I have been to Ooty quite a few times, still, I had never enjoyed Ooty as much prior to this experience with Sterling Holidays. They have a concept called “holiday differently”. Not only you get to enjoy the comforts of a well laid out property, you also get to experience the culture and customs first hand. I would call this experiential travel.

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I was part of a Bloggers’ Meet where I mixed with bloggers from different genres like fashion, lifestyle, food and travel. It’s always good to hobnob with like-minded people and it was truly an enriching and fun-filled experience for a couple of days.

Day 1 at Sterling Resort – The Holiday Differently Experience

We had taken an overnight bus from Bangalore and reached early morning of the next day. The temperature in Bangalore is quite salubrious this time of the year, however, on reaching Ooty, it was literally a whiff of fresh air in the lovely Nilgiri Hills.

The Arrival at Sterling Ooty Fern Hill

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A minibus was waiting to pick us up at the bus stop in Ooty.  Sterling Resorts’ team never made us wait anywhere. Our first destination was Sterling Ooty Fern Hill. Our check-in time was 11 a.m. but still, they welcomed us with morning tea and keys to our splendid room. The view was breathtaking and I could see the property’s lawn and hills from my window.

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Sterling Resort, Ooty has a buffet breakfast every day with a variety of food from South & North Indian cuisines. They have a live counter too for Dosa & Omelette where you could customise to your taste buds.

The Resort Tour

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Post breakfast,  we headed to a briefing of the itinerary and resort unique proposition. The Sterling Holidays team made us understand how different are they from other resorts and the activities we woul partake in these two days. They have a lot of activities like indoor games, outdoor activities, etc and a rejuvenating spa in the resort itself. Unfortunately, the time didn’t permit me to enjoy the spa experience.

The Toda Village Tour

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After having the resort tour we had lunch at Sterling Ooty Fern Hill. Post lunch we proceeded for the holiday differently experience to a Toda Village. If you want to see the culture and tribal art form of Ooty, it’s a must-visit place.

The village is about 15 Kms away from Ooty earmarked by diminutive temples for men and women. Basically, they are not even temples, they are small huts. If you want to enter those huts, you need to go crawling.

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People over there still follow centuries-old rules and live on farming and dairy business. There is a big stone lying over there which a man has to lift as a show of strength and right of passage to getting married. Buffaloes are given as gifts during weddings.

Their tribal art includes hand knitted products like cushion covers, table cover, shawl etc. This isn’t a big place where you can spend hours but surely a different experience to know more about the locale and their indigenous arts.

The Tea Factory Tour

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Later, we took a tour of tea manufacturing unit. We also got to see the chocolate making process and tasted freshly made chocolates too. This experience wasn’t new to me, though I loved the presentation to make us understand the difference between myriad varieties of teas. I got myself white tea from there as it’s good for detox.

High Tea at Tall Tails – Sterling Ooty Fern Hil

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After this, we came back to our resort. We were welcomed to Tall Tail- Sterling Ooty Fern Hill. High tea was arranged beautifully. I just loved delectable snacks with the breathtaking view. Ah, it was a fun-filled and tiring day so I just wanted to relax for sometime. I sat on the lawn with a cuppa and relaxed with light music.

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Traditional Dinner at Fern Hill Lawn

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We met the Toda folks again around dinner time. The Sterling holiday team has arranged for a bonfire night with delicious food and beverages. We could witness the toda dance and later we joined them. Learning toda dance was so much fun.

Day 2 at Sterling Resort- The Holiday Differently Experience

 

I woke up to an amazing view out of my windows. And my day was made. After freshening up we had an amazing buffet breakfast at fern hill and rushed to visit another property of Sterling, The Elk Hill Resort which has a quaint heritage feeling to it with sloping roofs and terracotta tiles.

Sterling Elk Hill Resort

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I still relish the warm traditional welcome at the resort and a quick tour of the resort. Once we were done, we were taken to a hall where we could see all the fresh fruits and vegetables grown organically in their garden. We had light snacks over their made up of those veggies and fruits.

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Believe me, everything tasted so yum and can’t forget the halwa I had there. If I have to give one best reason to stay in this property apart from the interiors and hilltop view, it would be the food. Sterling Holidays is known for a different holiday experience, here, we had a unique culinary experience too.

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Heritage Train Tour – Ooty to Coonoor

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After munching on light snacks we headed towards the Ooty Toy Train Station. Oh, it’s the famous one and you would recollect the vista from Chaiya Chaiya song in Dil Se. So the train was scheduled at 12:15 noon to Conoor and we had reached there by 10:30 a.m.

So we got enough time for fun and fimly sohts. Pleasantly surprised, had to form a queue at the station along with other passengers and boarded the train in a disciplined manner. I was amazed to see this at an Indian railway station. We crossed beautiful hills, tunnels and saw a white horse running along as well – just as in fairy tales! I was totally lost in the view of this dreamy train ride.

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Light Trek & Lunch in the Tea Garden – Adventure

Here comes the best part of my trip. Once we arrived at Coonoor station, cars were waiting to ferry us to our next destination. We were taken to a hilltop tea garden and we had our picnic lunch in the middle of the breathtaking views of Nilgiri hills.

Looking back, I wanted to stay there forever. It felt like heaven. We stayed there for a few hours with other bloggers and sterling holidays team. Post this we came back to resort had a relaxed evening and dinner with co-bloggers.

The Overall Experience

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It was a mix of hectic (at times) and a relaxing, laid-back short vacation. We did not go to the famous cafes or any highly commercial places. But, I saw a different Ooty all together which I never experienced in my previous three visits to Ooty. I can’t thank enough to team Sterling Holidays for arranging a visit to a private tea garden and grandiose properties.

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If you are looking for a relaxed vacation and want to holiday differently, you must check Sterlings Resorts. You get the taste of local flavours and traditions at a minimal cost beyond the room charges.

Do let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below.

 

Youth Eternity by Himalaya – An Anti-Aging Skin Care Range.

Earlier this month, I had attended an event; The launch of the Youth Eternity by Himalaya. Youth Eternity is an anti-ageing skincare range comprising of a day cream, a night cream and an under eye cream. Certainly, everyone knows about Himalaya; Their herbal range and the baby products are popular among the masses. As soon as, I heard about their new range of products, I was thrilled. They usually come up with interesting products and their new anti-ageing range, Youth Eternity by Himalaya also falls under the same category.

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At the event, we were given information about skin ageing, the factors that bring about skin ageing and also the effects of skin ageing. Additionally, we were given a few tips on skin care and anti-ageing. Imagine how much we would like to go back to our teenage years without any wrinkles or lines. While going back to be a teenager is not something that is feasible (yet at least) going back on the wrinkles and the lines are something you can achieve. Once you reach the age of 25, the first signs of ageing appear in the form of fine lines. Over time wrinkles appear; your face becomes thinner and then the skin starts losing its elasticity.

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Other than the usual environmental factors like pollution, sun exposure, smoking and stress, there are also a few other factors that contribute to skin ageing. You usually wouldn’t count these towards skin ageing but they play an important part in the appearance of wrinkles and skin laxity. Tanning, not enough hydration or sleep, food high in sugar, obesity and harsh scrubs all contribute in one way or the other.

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How to lessen the Effects of Skin Aging

Even if some of the factors are out of our control like pollution and getting older, you can buckle up in most of the factors and lessen the appearance of ageing on our skin.

  • Stop smoking. Period. Just stop smoking.
  • Reduce alcohol intake. Besides the fact that alcohol dehydrates the skin, it also makes us look older.
  • Well-balanced diet.
  • Proper exercise regimen.
  • Avoid harsh scrubs.
  • Use healthy oils; On your food as well as on your skin.
  • Go for foods rich in Omega 3’s like walnuts, flaxseed, chia seed and fish.

 

Best Anti Aging Tips

If you have hit 25, not only do you have to introduce a most effective anti-ageing skincare routine in your daily life, you also need to follow certain tips to keep your skin looking healthy and supple.

  • Add Vitamin A aka Retinoids in your routine. Though a prescribed retinoid is always the best, you can go for night creams with retinol. Retinol is best for skin affected by sun damage like uneven skin tone, dark spots and fine lines.
  • Avoid weight gain and add an exercise routine even if it’s a 20 min walk.
  • If you do not have a skin care routine, it’s high time you start one.
  • Add antioxidant-rich food like bell peppers.
  • Skip the harsh face wash and go for a gentle cleanser.

 

Never Too Late to Start an Anti Aging Skin Care Regimen

You do not have a proper skin care routine and already noticing a few fine lines and wrinkles, worry not; it’s never too late. Even smoker who stop smoking notices a healthy skin in a few days.

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Look for the best ageing products and add them to your skin care regimen. Protect your skin from sun damage and let it heal. Do not forget your sunscreen when you leave your house. If the signs of skin ageing are bothering you, you could always consult a dermatologist for laser treatments.

 

Youth Eternity by Himalaya Skincare Range

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Youth Eternity by Himalaya uses the cutting edge Plant Stem Cell Technology. It contains the remedial and regenerative properties of the stem cells of Edelweiss — a fairly uncommon flower found on the inclines of the Alps. It also contains concentrates of Rose Myrtle, Fire Flame Bush and Cipadessa baccifera. These embed the stem cells rich in antioxidants on your face which heals the damage to the skin and restores supple and youthful looking skin.

 

Youth Eternity by Himalaya Day Cream with SPF 15

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Youth Eternity by Himalaya Day Cream is a leap forward in light of anti-ageing with Plant Stem Cell Research and Herbal Actives. Edelweiss Plant Stem Cells have antioxidants, while Woodfordia, Rose Myrtle, and Cipadessa manage to bring about younger looking skin. This light, non-oily day cream is a ground-breaking mix of natural concentrates that lessen fine lines and wrinkles, and re-plump your skin. This product is available at all sites including Amazon or Nykaa. You can also buy this from Himalaya for Rs.465. 

 

They claim to:

  • Soften your skin.
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles in 4 weeks.
  • An apparent lessening in age spots and pigmentation in 4 weeks.
  • Lessens pores and evens the skin tone.

 

My Experience

Youth Eternity by Himalaya Day Cream really is light on the face without making my skin looking oily. One pump has enough product to cover your whole face and neck. In the first place, it spreads evenly and absorbs fast. When it comes to my skin I don’t have any visible wrinkles or fine lines hence I can’t comment on that perspective. But I did notice my skin to be moisturized and within a few days of using this, my skin feels smooth and supple. My only pet peeve is that it doesn’t have enough SPF. For an anti-ageing cream shouldn’t it contain more SPF, since sun damage is comparatively a major factor for skin ageing? 

Youth Eternity by Himalaya Night  Cream

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Youth Eternity by Himalaya Night Cream is a unique mix of Edelweiss Plant Stem Cells, Woodfordia, Rose Myrtle, Cipadessa, and Apple. These are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, and anti-ageing properties which work overnight to give extreme hydration, lessen fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin even-conditioned, and noticeably young.

 

They claim to:

  • Decreases fine lines and wrinkles in a month.
  • Enhances and levels the skin tone.
  • Enhances skin laxity and hydration.
  • Smoothens your skin.

 

My Experience

With the number of products I use on my skin, a strict daily skin care routine is very important. Though I don’t show outward signs of skin ageing, I feel that it is just around the corner. Again a pea size amount of Youth Eternity by Himalaya Night Cream is enough for the whole face and neck and any more it makes your skin oily. I hate oiliness on my skin even though I am off to bed. This imparts a beautiful moisturization to my skin and makes it look healthy and bright in the morning. I don’t have any wrinkles yet but I think I am going to add the Youth Eternity by Himalaya night cream to my routine as well. This product is available at all sites including Amazon or Nykaa. You can also buy this from Himalaya for Rs.465. 

 

Youth Eternity by Himalaya Under Eye Cream

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Youth Eternity by Himalaya Under Eye Cream is rich in anti ageing in addition to its calming properties. It is an unrivalled blend of Edelweiss Plant Stem Cells, Woodfordia, Rose Myrtle, Cipadessa, and Amla. The under eye cream gently supports and hydrates the delicate skin around your eyes, making it bright and healthy.

 

They claim to:

  • Lessens crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine lines in 4 weeks
  • Antioxidants treat puffy, morning eyes
  • An apparent lessening in under eye pigmentation and dark circles in 4 weeks
  • In addition to hydrating, it also makes your eyes to look brighter

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My Experience

Of Course, I try to get at least 6 hours of sleep everyday but things often don’t go according to plan. Hence I do get occasional panda eyes and puffy eyes. Coming back to the Youth Eternity by Himalaya under eye cream, it really does what it says. My eyes look brighter not to mention the darkness has reduced. But I really can’t comment on the wrinkles since I don’t have that problem, to begin with. But one little dollop is enough for the under eyes and I pat it down softly. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t show up under the makeup too. I am mighty pleased with this and might add Youth Eternity by Himalaya under eye cream to my daily routine. This product is available at all sites including Amazon or Nykaa. You can also buy this from Himalaya for Rs.490. 

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