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Blast from the Past : Top 10 posts of 2013!

Hi again!

This past year had been an eventful one!. I would like to take you on a short journey through these past posts. According to the total views received per post, I have selected my top 10 posts (out of 79) and linked them below. If you have missed them, please do check them out!

Without further ado, here they are in descending order!

10) Haircare : A conditioning DIY hair mask.. came in 10th place with a total of 524 views.

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9) Review: Lily Cole Pearl Radiance Primer from The Body Shop.. came in 9th place with 658 views.

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8) Eight Valentine’s day gift ideas for her!.. came in 8th place with 763 views.

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7) Ben Nye banana powder in UAE!.. came in 7th place with 1688 views.

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6) How to: DIY ACV face toner!.. came in 6th place with 2642 views.

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5) Review : Dove Hair Fall Rescue Intensive Roots Treatment! .. came in 5th place with 2968 views!

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4) How to: Purchase from Amazon US store from UAE!.. came in 4th place with 3921 views!

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3) Daily dose of anti-oxidants (DIY at home facial).. came in 3rd place with 4302 views!

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2) NARS makeup in UAE!.. came in 2nd place with 5298 views!

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And now for the WINNING post!.. 

1) 2 eggs = 1 fabulous DIY hair mask + 1 face mask!.. came in 1st place with WHOPPING 30,433 views!!

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My blog and it’s viewership has grown so much. To think that my top post of 2012 had only 499 views!. Oh boy!!. Now look at the number of views on my top post of 2013. It’s 30,433!. That’s really huge. For me, views mean a lot.

I am quite glad that giveaway posts are not the ones that made it to my top 10. That means people view my regular posts more. I love it when people follow me to know more about my thoughts on different things and not just for giveaways. I am slightly low though that none of the book reviews have got into the top 10. Anyways, am overall happy with the 2013 results!. Thank you all for sharing my posts and referring your friends!

I hope you had a beautiful, wonderful 2013. Here is to an even better 2014 🙂

Love,

Naz 🙂

2 eggs = 1 fabulous DIY hair mask + 1 face mask!

Hi my lovable friends!

When I tried this mask on believe me, I knew then and there that I had to share it with you guys 🙂

My last DIY haircare mask required 5 ingredients. The one I am going to share now, has only 2 ingredients and the result it gives is fantastic when compared to any other masks I have done so far!

You will need:

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2 egg yolks – Our hair is made of proteins and the protein content of the yolk adds strength to the hair follicles, thus making the hair roots stronger. The fatty acids in it brings a natural shine to your hair. It aids in controlling hair loss. I have long hair by the way. So I require 2 egg yolks. If you have shoulder length hair, I believe you will need only 1 egg yolk.

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil – Olive oil is helps hydrate and deep condition you hair. The amount of olive oil depends on the number of yolks you incorporate in the mask. 1 egg yolk ~ 1 tbsp olive oil and so on.

Step by step preparation :

1) Beat the two egg yolks together using either a fork or a whisk, until it becomes a bit frothy like in the photo below.

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2) Add two tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to it.

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3) Beat the mixture again.

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4) Beat it until you get a thick and creamy mixture like below.

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How to apply

1) First wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

2) Apply this mixture onto your wet hair gently (I say ‘gently’ because applying something to wet hair is much tougher than applying anything to dry hair. It tends to break faster when it’s wet. So just be gentle!)

3) First apply to the scalp and massage in. Then make sure your entire hair is saturated with this mixture.

4) Pull it up in a loose bun and cover with a shower cap.

5) Wait for 20 mins

6) Wash off with or without a shampoo. I washed really well and I felt the olive oil in it didn’t actually make my hair ‘oily’. So I preferred not to use a shampoo.

7) Do this mask once or twice a week 🙂

WARNING: This mask STINKS. Such a horrid smell. But the result it gives is fantastic and I don’t mind tolerating the smell for that!.

What is the result you ask?.. SOFT and GLOSSY hair!. You will love how your hair feels. I actually felt like life was injected into my hair. I am loving this mask !!.

Look guys, this is a super simple hair mask. The ingredients are easily available. You have NO EXCUSE whatsoever for not doing this. Show your hair some TLC. Come on. Do it!

So well, I was left with the egg white, which I beat into a frothy mixture.

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Initially I thought of making scrambled eggs and eating it. But then I felt like doing a facial with part of it as the batch of my daily anti-oxidant facial had got over.  So I simply took about 2 tbsp of the above mixture and applied it onto my face and neck. I kept it on for 10 mins until my skin felt real tight. This mask helps brings glow to your skin. Also it helps shrink the size of the pores on your skin. If you have large pore size, this mask is perfect for you. Gives instant results. Overall, you are left with smooth and soft skin. I suggest this mask once a week.

In the picture above, my mixture seems a bit yellow because I managed to get a few drops of the egg yolk in it!. Clumsy me 😛.

If you have acne prone skin, please make sure that you don’t get egg yolk into this mixture because it might break you out.

If you have oily skin, add a few drops of lemon juice to the egg white, beat it together and apply. This helps in controlling the oil in your skin. Also cleanses your skin 🙂

So that’s it for now. With the rest of the egg white, I made scrambled egg. Hehe.

I just now realized that this is my 50th post. How cool!!

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Naz 🙂

Haircare : A conditioning DIY hair mask..

Hello all!

I am back with another DIY hair mask. I do hope you have already read the nourishing mask post I did before 🙂

This time, it’s gonna be an ultra conditioning mask. You will need :

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1/2 a banana – It is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins that helps in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. It also enhances the strength, endurance and shine of the hair. You will need to mash it. So I selected a very ripe one for this mask.

4 tbsp Mayonnaise – It has the power to deeply condition the hair. It is rich in proteins, thanks to the egg content in it. Our hair is acidic and the acidity in Mayo helps maintain the hair’s natural acid level.

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil – It is known to hydrate and deeply condition your hair.

1 tbsp coconut oil – It penetrates the hair shaft and prevents protein loss from the hair. Also helps seal in and retain moisture, thus giving the hair shine and vitality. In the above pic, you can see how I store my coconut oil in a big container and put a spoon into it. This way, even when it’s solidified, I can scoop it out easily.

2 tbsp honey – Helps in giving moisture and softness to the hair.

4 tbsp water  – I used water in the making of this mask but later felt it was uncalled for as it made the mask very drippy.

Alright guys, so you can see what a fantastic array of ingredients is included in the mask. Here is the step by step look at the preparation:

1) Mash the banana. I find it easy to do it using a fork.

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2) Add 4 tbsp of mayo.

20130130_113217In this pic, you can see the banana mix is watery. That’s because I added 4 tbsp of water to it, just before adding the mayo. Totally unnecessary!

3) Add 2 tbsp of honey

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4) Add the olive oil.

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5) Final step, adding the coconut oil

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It should look like below in the end (but not as watery)

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You can have this hair mask on for about 30 mins or more. I usually have it on for an hour. I first apply this to the scalp and then work my way until the very tip of my hair. Make sure your hair is fully saturated with this mixture. I then put up my hair in a bun and throw in a shower cap. I usually dampen a towel and put it in the microwave to heat it for about 20 secs. Then I wrap this towel on top of the shower cap, so that the warmth penetrates the cap and help along in opening the cuticles of the hair.

After that wash your hair using a mild shampoo. No need to use a conditioner.

NOTE: By the way, if you guys been wondering what TYPE of hair I have (I didn’t even mention it in my last hair care post), it’s fine and damaged hair with split ends. Yeah!. That’s as horrible as it sounds. I want to nourish back my hair to it’s former glory (before I dumbly re-bonded my hair TWICE) and that’s why I have been doing at-home hair care of late.

That’s all for now. Hang in there and don’t forget to stay awesome 🙂

Love,

Naz 🙂