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April Link Loves!

Hello beautiful people!

This is a new series that I am starting from this month on. The “Link loves” post will feature links to posts that I have enjoyed reading. The posts will be of people whom I follow and I recommend you to follow too. They may or may not be my followers. But that is not the point here. The point is, I loved reading their posts and thought it’s worth mentioning here, so that you guys could check them out and follow if you wish!

Also in this new series, I will be featuring posts where my blog / any blogpost of mine was mentioned <3

The Link Loves posts will be published on the last day of each month.

So here goes my April favorites:

1) Lottie of Book Adoration did this post on book sculptures which really caught my eye!. Those sculptures by Su Blackwell are created from books that are cut (sounds unholy but the works are truly artistic!). An example is this picture below but check her post out to see more!

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2) Monica of Impressions of a Princess has a fabulous international $60 (2 winners – $30 each) Indressme clothes giveaway going on, which ends on May 4th. Click here to check it out!. The dresses from that site are so cute, so even if you don’t win, maybe you could buy some 🙂

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3) Chrys of Oh Chrys! did a tutorial on how to make a 3D book cover (like in the pic below). I am sure MANY would appreciate a tutorial like that. She always has such awesome tutorials and book reviews up on her blog. Do check it out!

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4) Oren Miller of Blogger and a Father did this awesome post called A Gentleman’s guide to diaper changing. I love all his posts because he writes so humorously!. His posts are full of life and you simply can’t help but hang to every word that he writes. Such a nice blogger!

!! Glorious mentions!!

It’s *precious* when my blog/blogposts are mentioned on other blogs. It’s such a sweet feeling!.

1) YouTube sensation/ beauty guru, Michelle Phan mentioned my DIY Anti oxidants facial on her blog. Click here to see that post!. I was so humbled when she did this. I love her soo much!. It made me feel awesome and I was literally on cloud nine that day :D. It’s a special feeling and I will never ever forget it. This is probably one of the best things that EVER happened in my blogging life so far!!

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2) Deena, my awesome friend from UK, has a YouTube channel that you really should check out. She has about 1825 subscribers now but I personally feel that she deserves many more!. She mentioned my Are you beautiful post in one of her latest videos. Watch it below :

3) Lottie of Book Adoration also mentioned my Are you beautiful post in her Sunday Post. Yay!. I love you Lottie. You are the coolest!

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4) Sham of Dubai Sale Offers mentioned my blog in his post called Who wants to be beautiful. His site is a new website in town, called Kanjoos.ae, that keeps you up-to-date with ‘sales, offers, promotions, deals in dubai‘. Very informative!. Thank you Sham!. It means a lot to me that you found my blog useful and worth mentioning 🙂

Alright guys!. I hope you like the new series. See you later 🙂

Love,

Naz =)

Daily dose of anti-oxidants (DIY at home facial)

Hello friends!

Is it just me or does everyone come across situations, where they are put under extreme scrutiny by the ladies at the beauty parlor?. They always say nasty things (maybe it’s true but umm, not so nice to hear it, particularly in front of other customers), like “Your skin is so dry!” or “Are you not drinking enough of water?. There are fine lines on your face” or “You have too many blackheads/whiteheads on your nose”.. Hmmphh!.. The list could go on…

So imagine my surprise when I went for a facial a week back (I haven’t gone for one in the last 6-7 months, which is a LONG time, according to me), and the lady there said I have good skin and actually asked me, my skincare routine!!!

I was SO pleased with myself, that I couldn’t help but smile. This has NEVER occurred to me ever!.

So anyways, back to the title of this post. Anti-oxidants are extremely helpful in fighting off ageing. In our skin, oxidation occurs on a regular basis. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that produces free radicals, that are capable of attacking the healthy cells of the body. This may lead to damage and death of cells. Cell damage caused by free radicals appears to be a major contributor to aging and decline in immune system among many other disorders.

Anti-oxidants fight against free radicals and therefore have become a major ingredient in skincare products, these days.

Here is a fantastic (and easy peasy) DIY anti-oxidant rich facial, which will guaranteed make your skin look brighter and feel softer.

Ingredients:

1 pomegranate (medium) – It is choke full of anti-oxidants. By the way, I like using the ones from Turkey rather than the one from India.

2 tbsp honey – It helps in making your skin softer and is also a source of anti-oxidants. Also honey has an ability to absorb and retain moisture. It absorbs impurities from the pores on your skin and helps in getting refreshed, supple looking skin.

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First, get all the seeds from the pomegranate, get as much white rind (the whitish things encasing the red seeds), off. You don’t want the white rind in your mixture. Then wash the seeds well and drain it.

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Add it to a grinder/blender

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Add 2 tbsp honey to this.

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Blend it until it looks like this (probably a few secs only). wash the blender immediately so that there are no stains from the pomegranate.

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Then transfer into a container and store it away in the fridge for upto 3 weeks. I just now finished my first batch which lasted me about 20 days. I made my second batch yesterday and am continuing to do it.

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If you feel it’s too runny for your liking, go ahead and add one more tbsp of honey. But I was totally fine with this consistency.

How to use it

1) First wash your face with a face wash and pat dry. Well whatever facials you do, you have to start on a clean face.

2) Apply this mixture on your face and neck, using the pulpy parts to gently scrub your face. Do it in your bathroom, otherwise you will end up having a mess on the floor. Also pomegranate can stain your clothes, so tuck in a towel around the neckline of your dress.

3) Wait for 30 mins. You can feel the skin has a slightly sticky feel.

4) Wash off with lukewarm or tap water with room temperature, using circular motions.

That’s it guys!!

PLEASE DO TRY IT!. You will LOVE it for sure.

NOTE (Updated) : Michelle Phan felt this is a DIY mask definitely worth trying out and featured it on her blog in a Member Spotlight post!. Check it out by clicking here.

Love,

Naz 🙂