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VRIKSHASANA: THE TREE ASANA

by Khushbu Suthar

VRIKSHASANA: THE TREE ASANA We Indians have always enjoyed the enriching culture of our diversity and in this Yoga proved to be the biggest boon for the health of mankind. This postural science has a lot to give and proved beneficial to our body.

Vrikshasana as the word itself suggests the meaning, the posture of the tree.

vrikshasana

This posture talks about the stance of the tree maintaining the body balance and steadiness like a tree improving the blood circulation.

Vrikshasana is considered to be the best posture of beginners because it includes concentration which helps to maintain our body in a certain posture and slowly it will help to make the body capable of doing posture which includes more flexibility.

When is the appropriate time to perform VRIKSHANA?
  1. On an empty stomach: Make sure whenever you do this exercise, you do it on an empty stomach
  2. Preferably 3 hours after the meal: It takes generally 3-4 hours for your food to get digested so it would be preferable if you do after a certain time.
  3. Warm-up: A good warm-up session is needed which will help you to give a good stretch.
  4. Time of the day: Morning time is better.
How to do Vrikshasana?
  1. Stand straight and bend your knee.
  2. Keeping the Right foot on your thighs, take a deep breath.
  3. The sole of the foot is placed firmly on the inner side of the thigh.
  4. Move your arms up touching to the ears and joining the palms.
  5. Now that you are firm in your position try to maintain a steady posture by focusing all your attention straight in
  6. Gently bring down your hands from the sides.
  7. You may side release the right leg.
  8. Relax and stand normally and take a deep breath. Repeat the pose with the left side.
Benefits of Vrikshasana:
  1. Balance and equilibrium.
  2. Improvement in concentration.
  3. Posture in concentration.
  4. Improves balance and make hips flexible.
  5. Suffering from sciatica.
The Contradiction of Vrikshasana:
  1. High blood pressure and low blood pressure can cause an issue because of the arm raising causing giddiness.
  2. People suffering from migraine may land up into a headache.
  3. In these two conditions, it might be difficult for you to practice.
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Loreal Persistent Plum Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick

Who Is It For? Loreal Persistent Plum Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick Is for People looking for a shade which vibes with their party wear.

Loreal Persistent Plum Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick

PRICE and QUANTITY: INR 1150 for 2.5g.

My Experience with LOreal Persistent Plum Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick

PACKAGING: 

Light, travel-friendly, hygienic, sturdy packaging closes with a click.

TEXTURE:

The texture is smooth and supple. Spreads easily on lips. The texture is creamier and does not make your lips dry.

Fragrance:

Sweet fragrance, tolerant to nostrils.

Experience:

Starting from the center of lips, slide the lipstick in an outward direction by applying evenly on your lips. Ideally, one coat is completely enough for this lipstick. No need for another coat just to make it darker.

I felt the texture of the lipstick already very creamy and hydrating you can go for lip primer for better finishing, I used a lip balm from Nivea and it worked well for me.

OVERALL REVIEW:

This product has a lot of shades like 14, C’ mon we always like choices as well as now that the festive season has begun I would completely recommend this range of Loreal, which comes in exciting colors. It stays for a longer time and no issues with paraben.

I also found it expensive and would save it for special occasions. The quantity is also very less for the price given.

Pros:
  1. Spreads easily on your lips.
  2. It’s hydrating.
  3. Stays for a long time.
  4. Paraben free.
  5. Creamy texture.
CONS:
  1. Expensive
  2. Less in quantity.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?

Yes, easy to wear and easy to carry the product.

Rating: 4/5

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SUGAR Never Say Dry Crème Lipstick 01 Subtle Island

WHO IS IT FOR? Sugar Never Say Dry Crème Lipstick 01 Subtle Island is for People looking for a light shade, office use lipstick which can stay for a longer time.

SUGAR Never Say Dry Crème Lipstick 01 Subtle Island

PRICE and QUANTITY: INR 499 for 3.5g.

My Experience with Sugar Never Say Dry Crème Lipstick 01 Subtle Island

Nowadays it is very important for us to have a lipstick which stays for a longer time as between our hectic schedule it becomes difficult to give yourself a touch-up every now and then.

Your lips are more sensitive to your facial skin and it has a tendency to dry up easily.

Matte lipsticks have come up with a lot of benefits, but it makes my lips go extremely dry sometimes. I was looking for something creamier and moisturizing product for my sensitive lips.

PACKAGING:

Simple, light, travel-friendly, hygienic, sturdy packaging. Comes in a black stick like the matte finished case. Personally, I found the packaging very attractive and simple.

TEXTURE:

The texture is smooth and supple. When I applied the lipstick could feel the creamier texture and moisturizing effect.

Fragrance:

Sweet vanilla fragrance, tolerant to nostrils.

SHADES:

Comes in 11 different shades.

Product reviewing 01 Subtle islands (muted brownish pink).

EXPERIENCE:

Starting from the center of lips, slide the lipstick in an outward direction by applying evenly on your lips. For me, one coat was enough.

I felt the texture of the lipstick already very creamier so I didn’t go with the application of primer or lip balm before the application. Though the same color liner is recommended.

OVERALL REVIEW:

With a wide range of shades, Yes, ladies! it has 11 shades which are very distinct. This product is with a lot of benefits, if you have dry lips or you stay in a place of dry weather, this lipstick actually acts like a good moisturizer.

Of course, I will not tell you to replace it with your lip balm ever because that holds their benefits but yes as the name suggest this lipstick keep you moisturized for good 4-5 hours and it is never say dry.

The shade which was reviewed is 01 Subtle island (muted brownish pink) so it gave me a perfectly natural look for work.

PROS:
  1. Spreads easily on your lips.
  2. Gives natural looks.
  3. Stays for a long time.
  4. Paraben free.
  5. Creamy texture.
  6. Affordable price.
CONS:
  1. No cons for me.
  2. But if you are a fan of matte dry finish this is something different.
Would I RECOMMEND?

Yes, easy to wear and easy to carry the product. Very much recommendable for dry lips stays for a longer time, creamy texture.

Rating: 5/5

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Faces Go Chic Pressed Powder

Faces Go Chic Pressed Powder Review

by Khushbu Suthar

Who Is It For? Faces Go Chic Pressed Powder is for People looking for a lightweight, easy to carry and most important a pressed powder which gets easily blend with your skin.

Faces Go Chic Pressed Powder

PRICE and QUANTITY: INR 399 for 9g.

My Experience with Faces Go Chic Pressed Powder

Pressed powder is a need for me to give an instant cover to the oily face of mine. Sometimes it also makes my face look fresh whenever I am in dull mode. Faces have always given a good range of cosmetics which blends in with your skin and gives natural effect to your day look.

This product came on handy without any prior research so I didn’t have much idea before I chose but now that it has been a while I am using faces go chic pressed powder almost on daily basis.

PACKAGING:

Simple, light, travel-friendly packaging. Comes in a black case which is round in shape with a mirror attached.

TEXTURE:

The texture is smooth, skin blending power is good and helps in giving your smooth look. Does not give the effect of powder on the face.

FRAGRANCE:

No fragrance felt.

SHADES:

Comes in four shades ivory, natural, beige, sand. Product reviewing is natural shade.

EXPERIENCE:

After washing my face from mild face wash and applying moisturizer I use the compact directly. It gives my face a mattifying look and on that, I can apply my other cosmetics. It blends with my face easily and the applicator given with it is also smooth in texture. Applying on BB cream this works better giver brighter look.

Though this compact is great for your day look but not something for the night if you want to go in a party, as this is more on the natural effect side which you would opt more in daytime office or college wear.

OVERALL REVIEW:

With a wide range of shades, this product has given a lot of benefits already. After using for a long time I cannot see any cosmetic skin hazard with the use of it. The best part I like is the natural effect it gives to my face.

PROS:
  1. Blends easily.
  2. Gives natural look.
  3. Low to medium coverage.
  4. Paraben free.
  5. Smooth texture.
CONS:
  1. Does not stay for a long time.
  2. Cannot hide acne scars.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?

Yes, easy to wear and easy to carry the product. Very much recommendable for oily skin gives you a perfect matte look.

RATING: 4/5

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Richfeel Oleum Jacoris Cream

Richfeel Oleum Jacoris Cream Review

by Khushbu Suthar

WHO IS IT FOR? Richfeel Oleum Jacoris Cream is for People who are looking for an easy way to get rid of their unwanted visible facial hair.

Richfeel Oleum Jacoris Cream

PRICE and QUANTITY: INR 210 for 100g.

My Experience with Richfeel Oleum Jacoris Cream

PACKAGING: 

Simple, light, travel-friendly packaging. Hygienic and lid well secure.

TEXTURE: 

The smooth texture when applied on the parts where facial hair was pleasant felt cooling sensation.

FRAGRANCE: 

Pleasant, tolerant to nostrils.

EXPERIENCE:

 We all want to get rid of that unwanted hair on upper lips and cheeks. Monthly threading and waxing is a painful affair. I have a fine hair growth on cheeks and neck so I thought let us get permanently rid of that hair by using this.

Oleum jacoris is a very traditional product which in original form have worked very well but due to strong intolerable smell, I decided to choose this product.

After washing my face whenever I used to be at home I was applying this product. Mostly, once a day because of the time limit. Used it religiously for three months.

OVERALL REVIEW: 

The only thing it could do to my skin moisturized at night. Apart from it, no effects could be observed. The fine hair and its quantity remained the same.

PROS:
  1. Moisturise the skin.
CONS:
  1. Does not do what it claims.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?

No, This product didn’t really work with my skin and hair growth. Maybe because my hair type was fine and this product was made for the people suffering from hirsutism (excessive hair growth due to the hormonal effect) where hair quality is also different.

If you have tried this product then please let me know your reviews.

RATING: 1/5

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Who is it for? Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Day Cream Spf 20 is for those looking for a lightweight day cream with aloe and other natural ingredients.

PRICE and QUANTITY: INR 300 for 50g.

My Experience with Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Day Cream Spf 20

My skin is prone to get tanned easily so I needed something which moisturizes my skin as well as protection from the sun. Aloe vera has always been one of the best sources to rely on when it comes to tanning by protection against the sun.

PACKAGING: 

Simple, light, travel-friendly packaging. Fits easily in your office handbag.

TEXTURE:

The texture is very smooth and supple and when applied on the skin can feel the cool sensation.

FRAGRANCE: 

Lakme products really comes with a nice fragrance which is also experienced in this product. Tolerant to nostrils.

EXPERIENCE:

I started using this product daily after cleaning my face with mild face wash before going out in sun. little quantity is also sufficient and it spreads easily on your whole face. Feels cool on the facial skin so it becomes a bonus in summers.

After using this product one thing which I learned was the importance of moisturizing our skin. My skin type is oily so I used to neglect that part thinking oily face does not need one but this myth was busted.

It is a light moisturizer and does what it claims.

OVERALL REVIEW:

I liked the product and found much effect after the use and if you have an oily skin then also you should use it and don’t ignore the moisturizing part. It does help in giving the bright look on the face and keep the skin moisturized for 4-5 hours at least.

With sun protection I have not seen much effects.

PROS:
  1. Helps in moisturizing.
  2. Bright look on face.
  3. Affordable price.
  4. Decent quantity.
  5. Smooth, supple skin.
  6. Light in nature.
CONS:
  1. Less effect on sun protection part.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?

Yes, easy to wear and easy to carry the product. Moisturise the face for a good number of hours.

RATING: 4.5/5

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Who is it for? Loreal Pure Clay Mask Purify and Mattify is for those who want a mask to mattify oily skin, as my skin type is from oily to very oily I wanted to try this out.

Loreal Pure Clay Mask Purify and Mattify

Price and quantity: 48g for 750 rupees.

My experience with Loreal Pure Clay Mask Purify and Mattify

As the name suggests it helps in mattifying the oily skin When I applied the mask does become matted giving a sandy feel to the skin.

Packaging:

Packed in a thick glass bottle, convenient for traveling.

Texture:

Thick consistency, on the skin, feels matted and sandy with a cool sensation.

Fragrance: Smell is strong but tolerable to nostrils.

EXPERIENCE: 

After cleansing your face with any mild face wash of your choice, you can apply this exfoliating mask and keep it for 10minutes. You can put on your cool cotton pads on your eyes for relaxation and increase blood circulation near eyes.

Wash your face and pat dry. It is easily removable and finishes it with a light moisturizer because sometimes it over mattifies the oily skin also leaving it dry, so little moisturizer is necessary.

Overall review:

My experience with loreal clay mask trio was extremely good, a bit expensive though.

Effective for instant mattifying which stays for a short time like a day or so can be used for quick events.

Your face looks clean and matted with complete disappearance of oil and even combats oily skin for some-time.

No effect on black-heads on nose or acne.

Pros:
  1. Does what it claims.
  2. Skin looks smooth and healthy.
  3. Oil-free face for a good time.
  4. Instant glow is achieved.
Cons:
  1. Less in quantity for the expense given.
  2. No effect on black-heads or pores.
Would I recommend:

It is definitely worth a try and it can be used handy for your instant regime rather than having long-term effects.

Rating: 4/5

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Loreal Pure Clay Exfoliate and Refining Mask

Who is this for? Loreal Pure Clay Exfoliate and Refining Mask claim to work on pores and give smoothening effect to the skin with an instant glow.

Loreal Pure Clay Exfoliate and Refining Mask

Price and quantity: 48g for 850 rupees.

My experience with a Loreal Pure Clay Exfoliate and Refining Mask

Loreal clay mask range has been catching many eyes due to its distinct properties, I because of my interest and with the idea of multi-tasking (applying different mask according to facial parts) got all the three masks but decided to try each one differently also.

As the name suggests it helps in exfoliating, it contains small granules which help in the scrubbing of dirt.

Packaging:

Packed in a thick glass bottle, convenient for traveling.

Texture:

The texture is thick, gives dry matted sensation on your skin.

Giving cool effect also on the same.

Fragrance:

Exotic algae like fragrance evident. Tolerable to nostrils.

EXPERIENCE:

After cleansing your face with any mild face wash of your choice, you can apply this exfoliating mask and keep it for 10-15minutes. Put on your hear-phones and enjoy the music for the time.

One beauty tip I have learned which is never to talk when you apply the mask and I refrain you from doing the same as this mask becomes extremely dry so talking might irritate your skin.

Wash your face and pat dry. It is easily removable and finishes it with a light moisturizer if you have a dry skin, try and complete it with almond oil which is light in nature, your glow will enhance.

Overall review:

My experience with loreal clay mask was extremely good yet it is a bit expensive but then its loreal and it is worth it.

Effective for instant glow which stays for a short time like a day or so and can be used before you go for a party.

Your face glows and also the pores size looks a lot smaller. It gives smoothening effect to the skin.

No effect on black-heads on nose or acne.

Pros:
  1. Does what it claims.
  2. Exfoliates skin.
  3. Pores size reduces.
  4. Works for an instant glow.
  5. Skin looks smooth and healthy.
  6. Oil-free face for short time.
Cons:
  1. Less in quantity for the expense given.
  2. No effect on black-heads.
Would I recommend:

It is definitely worth a try but I guess you can get a cheaper product with better exfoliating skills.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Loreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify

Loreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify

by Khushbu Suthar

Who is this for? Loreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify Is for those looking for a detoxifying clay mask with charcoal.

Loreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify

Price and quantity: 50g for 750 rupees.

My experience with Loreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify

Packaging:

Comes in a thick glass bottle and can be carried around easily in case of travel.

Texture:

Its texture is thick and on the facial skin when applied you can feel the smooth effect.

Fragrance:

The charcoal odor was evident but it was a tolerable smell nothing strong and will not irritate the nostrils.

Experience:

After cleansing your face with any mild face wash of your choice you can apply this charcoal filled mask which gives cool sensation on the skin and keeps it for 10 minutes. With that, you can always keep your cool cotton pads for eyes. It dried up quickly works for your instant party beauty regime.

After that wash your face and pat dry. Easily removable and complete it with a light moisturizer.

Overall review:

My experience with loreal clay mask was extremely good and I can say that it is worth the money.

Very effective for instant glow which stays for two days and works well on removing blackheads.

Your face looks clean and healthy with closed pores. Can be used for oily skin but does not help in removing pigmentation or acne.

What did I like?
  1. Removes dirt.
  2. Oil-free face for two days.
What did I not like?
  1. Less in quantity for the expense given.
Would I recommend?

Definitely a product worth the buy. I would recommend it, helps you to pamper your skin.

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