Category Archives: Health and Wellness

I Bleed and I am Not Unotouchable!

A Take on Menstrual Hygiene Day in India!

 

 

Hello folks! Today, unlike my other blogs, I am not going to review any property or voice out my experience with brands. In fact, this post is going to be very personal and relatable. Today, as we are celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene Day and busy in sharing social media initiatives concerning the same, there’s a huge section in the society who still do not know that menstruation is a common physical phenomenon. In fact why should I point my fingers at the society? Even when I am penning down this blog, I know I would not be able to be vocal about my cycles in front of my father or father-in-law. And when it comes to sharing it with the other elder communities of the family, like my mom or mom-in-law, they would surely pay heed to me in patience but I would be immediately barred from entering the Puja Room or bearing any sort of contact with “holy” things.

Yes, I menstruate and believe me there’s nothing wrong in the fact. Just like a 3 course meal is essential for survival, menstruating every month is required for the smooth facilitation of a woman’s body. But as I chant out these big ideologies in the blog, I am not able to understand many in my family that there’s nothing wrong in experiencing your periods. It’s a God-gifted phenomenon and thus there’s nothing to be distanced yourself from God during this period.

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I have always witnessed this typical “hush hush” of maintaining a deep ingrained secrecy in every family regarding menstruation. I still remember when my dad used to inquire my mom that why am I not doing the Puja that day, my mom always replied, “She can’t for 5 days.” This was enough for my father to understand that I am menstruating and he kept numb. My mom never allowed me to touch the cupboards during my cycles and the Puja Room was always a prohibited territory. Things didn’t change much post marriage since my mom-in-law too was from the school of thought. And seriously, I don’t blame any of them for the faiths they nurture. It is the society that has always been the sole reasons of superimposing these thoughts on them. And today, even when I call myself a modern matured millennial mom, super progressive in her thoughts, I still succumb to the “Period Rules” as underlined by both of my moms. However, I am always thankful to both of them for not compromising my menstrual hygiene in this Pandora’s box of traditional rules.

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Not much deviating from the topic, my focus triggers back to the same crux that in the Indian society celebrating menstrual hygiene day would hold validity only when we are vocal and expressive about our cycles. At a time where we have issues like extreme cramps to handle, control intense bleeding and incomprehensible mood swings to take care of, let’s not make things more difficult for us. Let’s not a red stain on our white kurta dampen our identity. Menstrual hygiene and menstrual education go hand in hand and a proper celebration of this day in India would be truly possible when we all can voice out confidently, “We bleed and we are not untouchable.”

Introduce Your Health to Functional Medicine in the “Daivam Way”

Wellness is an intrinsic part of our identity and keeping well defines not only the state of your health but also gauges the mental state. And ideally maintain a great health in the recent times is not an easy task to achieve. And as a working mom, I have loads to consider. Work to take care of, household chores to finish, family responsibilities and many more. And definitely my state of health keeps on going down the list. Certain lifestyle diseases have definitely become my companions down the way and depending on regular medication has been the only solution.

Fortunately, a few days back, I happened to come across Daivam Wellness Centre, a wellness unit situated in Gurgaon and I was introduced to an innovative way of treatment, as “functional medicine”. Well, the nomenclature might seem to be a completely different area for common men like us who has believed in ages on the power of allopathic medicine.

For people who are unaware of what exactly functional medicine takes care of, well, this area relies more on the “why” of medicine rather than “what”. The Daivam practice of wellness is rooted in the fact of reaching out to the very source of diseases and treating it accordingly in sync with the effects caused by it. In simpler terms, Daivam believes that each and every string of our body is interdependent on each other and for the smooth flow of this scientific orchestration, it is important to treat the disease right from the cause rather than the effect. Unlike allopath, Daivam believes that when you are undergoing any sort of physical problem or an irregular state of health, then there might be certain mental factors too that might be influencing the same. Thus it offers a comprehensive caretaking treatment for both the symptoms and the results caused by the same.

The Holistic Way of Treatment is thus the Daivam Way.

Experienced Forum Members At Daivam Wellness

Well, before introducing yourself to this completely new era of treatment, it is quintessential to know the experienced heads involved in the chief execution process. Dr. Manjari Chandra who happens to be a distinguished nutritionist and is the chief Consultant for Functional Nutrition at Daivam Wellness, is backed by an enriching 20 years of experience as a clinical nutritionist and Diet Consultant in some of the top-notch hospitals of India.

Dr. Alok Chopra, who stands to be the crux of the Daivam Wellness Center, i.e the Founder & Medical Director of Daivam, essentially holds an inspiring experience of 37 years as a consultant cardiologist and Director of Aashlok Hospital Fortis Associate, Safdarjung Enclave. With a firm faith on Integral Health and Healing, undoubtedly Daivam has been the perfect physical manifestation of his faith in holistic approach to wellness.

The family of Daivam would be incomplete without a mention of Mr. Sanjay Sachdeva, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of this brilliant initiative. His fertile 10 years of research in the area of healthcare and integrated wellness coupled with expansive 35 years of experience in strategic brand consulting made him finally shape his brainchild Daivam into a possible effective reality.

The Modus Operandi of Daivam Way of Treatment

So, there might be a recurring question that might appear to all of your minds regarding how exactly Daivam operates.

So when you approach to Daivam Wellness Center with an issue, they first reach out to the root cause and resorts to the treatment approach accordingly. This integral way of treatment not only helps you in realizing the other intricacies of your health system but also assists in complete comprehensive healing.

So next time you resort to any sort of medication for your health disorders, ensure your body and mind undergoes a holistic treatment at the faithful hands of Daivam Wellness Center.

Prepare Your Skin For A Balanced Healthy Look with Skeyndor – Skeyndor Treatment Review

It seems Delhi has finally hit the summers. Welcome to the season of tanning and sweating incessantly with your skin becoming a victim to the scorching heat. Whatever precaution we may take, whatever sunscreen we may adopt in our beauty routine,  maintaining a healthy glow on the skin during summers seem quite a challenge. Gradually it begins to lose the shine and lustre that is usually present during the other seasons. Thankfully with my recent visit to the Skeyndor Studio, I could finally locate a solution.

Before I discuss how Skeyndor can be the perfect friend for addressing your skin’s problems and offer a detailed Skeyndor treatment review,  it’s important to discuss the essential reasons behind your skin losing its lustre. While the harsh temperatures and the drastic changes in climate are essentially the reasons that contribute to your skin’s dull texture, the growing pollution and constant exposure to the sun are some of the added factors that are also responsible for the same. These might seem to be the most common reasons however the main reason lies to be malnutrition of the skin. As conveyed by cosmetologist, Priya Bhandari, the lack of lustre in skin is primarily because of the deficiency of Vitamin C in the skin. Vitamin C plays a dominant role in giving your skin an inherent glow.

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With a detailed expertise outlook on the importance of Vitamin C and how Skeyndor products and treatments are oriented to replenish the skin with its baby origin glow by Ms. Priya Bhandari, I went for the Power C+ Treatment. The most important part of this treatment is that it involves a direct penetration of real Vitamin C into your skin that boosts up your skin’s glow distinctively.

Duration of the Skeyndor Power C Treatment

The treatment took me about 45-50 minutes however it was so soothing and rejuvenating, I didn’t even realise when I dozed off to sleep. Short and precise, it consisted of 5 essential steps that were not as elaborate as a facial involves but definitely far more relaxing than the former.

The first step involved a gradual removal of the make up I was wearing.

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It was then followed by a series of steps that involved the aloevera mask, application of an energizing cream that contains SPF 15, penetration of the Pure C concentrate into the skin and application of the Pomegranate concentrate on the skin.

The Power C line treatment introduced by Skeyndor is mainly focussed to give your skin an instant polished shine. However it depends definitely on the therapist on how deeply she penetrates the Vitamin C concentrate and the Pomegranate concentrate. Since the major objective is to give the skin its former shine with Vitamin C, the penetration requires a thorough and rigorous massaging session.

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After Effects of The Treatment: Is The Skeyndor Treatment Really Effective?

After undergoing the Power C line treatment, you might not witness an instantly radiant skin or an improvement of your skin tone. However the treatment gives your skin a natural shine and glow that is distinctive and surely appreciable.

skeyndor treatment reviewsIn case you don’t have time to religiously follow the Power C sessions at salons, you can always go for the home care range introduced by Skeyndor that help you to fill up the lacking Vitamin C in your skin through your daily skin care regimes.

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I could witness a major change before and after the treatment on my skin with my skin getting an instant shine that looks inherent rather than artificial.

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Skeyndor aims to give your skin the ultimate nascent baby skin with its whole range of treatments. Apart from the Power C Line, it also has a range of other treatments addressing the basic needs of your skin like Essential Line, Natural Defence Line, Aquatherm Line, Clear Balance Line, Power Hyaluronic Line, Power Retinol Line, Power Oxygen Line etc.

Skeyndor sessions can easily be availed at all leading salon chains across the country and for adopting a dedicated and effective beauty routine on a daily basis, you can always go for their home care products developed on every line of treatments.

Hope you are planning your Skeyndor session very soon, till then stay tuned for my next blogpost.

 

 

 

Take The Perfect Rejuvenating Break From Stress At Tattva Spa

It is often said that a perfect relaxed mind can be a harbinger of the best creative ideas. Well, when it comes to the daily marathon of life, maintaining a peaceful relaxed mind is indeed a challenge. Thanks to aesthetic spa outlets that help you to take a rejuvenating break from the daily chores of life. Well, if you are a Faridabad resident, you might not be flooded with options when it comes to the choice of Spa outlet. Thankfully you have saviors like Tattva Spa that promises to give you a super pampering relaxing break from the super hectic daily lifestyle. One of my recent visits to their Faridabad spa outlet truly

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Tattva Spa is one of the colossal Spa chain outlets co-owned by Aditya Kaushal and Shipra Sharma, that have widespread branches all over India. With a luxurious set up and a variety of spa and massage sessions to choose from, Tattva Spa has all the amenities to match your requirement of a super relaxing spa session in some of the best interiors. Keeping their premium niche intact, all Tattva Spa outlets are based in some of the finest 5 star properties of every City.

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My Experience At The Luxurious Spa Destination

Interiors and Hygiene

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Well, Tattva stands class apart in its host of services provided through a dedicated staff strength and extremely welcoming behavior. Taking utmost care of hygiene, all of the spa rooms are well-maintained with all essential provisions. Each session room is aesthetically designed with soothing interiors to suit the tranquility you require during a spa session. While you have most of the rooms designed for individual spa and massage treatments, at the same time there are couple rooms where you and your partner can enjoy a comforting session together with an in-built room bath tub and a cozy couch. Spa treatments had never been so luxurious, isn’t it?

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The One-Stop Choice For All Your Spa Cravings

Tattva Spa has all the ingredients to make you fall in love right at its very first sight. Well, beginning from the amazing variety of services it offers, you enjoy ample number of options to choose from. With a perfect blend of traditional Ayurvedic therapies like Potli, Shirodhara etc.  along with contemporary wellness treatments like Head to Toe scrub or Detox Vitamin Facial etc., there is no room for monotony as you walk into Tattva Spa.

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Top-Notch Treatments By Professional Hands

As I opted for Tattva’s Special Head to Toe Scrub treatment, I was escorted to the room by my therapist. With a clean bathrobe handed over to me, she carefully guided me to the treatment space. With disposable sheets spread over, you need not give a second thought about the quality of hygiene offered.

tattva spa in radisson bluMy therapist was a polite lady who dedicatedly performed the scrubbing session with pure attention to every part. Her professional massage strokes spoke of her skill and specialized knowledge.

tattva spa recommendationtattva in radissontattva spa fbdPost the session, I was guided to the steam room to enjoy a de-stressing steam bath that indeed added to the perfect blissful finishing note to the session.

Superior Quality Products

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One thing that keeps on  bothering your mind is the quality of products to be used at your session and I was no exception. Since I had opted for the Deep scrubbing treatment during the dry winters, I was indeed skeptical how fruitful the session would turn out to be in regards to moisturizing my skin. However the premium pure quality of the products used as the scrubbing blend ensured deep moisturization along with effective scrubbing.

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The herbal tea served post the session indeed completed the perfect wellness experience.

tattva spa productsWith its range of rejuvenating experiences, Tattva truly lives up to its founders motto “Live More, Do More.” If you are a resident of Delhi NCR, you can soon plan your visit to this hub of wellness experiences at Radisson Blu Faridabad, Radisson, Udyog Vihar, Gurugram, Courtyard by Marriot, Gurugram, Radisson, Noida, Sector 55.

 

 

 

 

 

Mommy Bloggers Meet Organized By Palmer’s At Funderland, Delhi was indeed an Afternoon to Cherish

PALMER’S has been a colossal name when it comes to matters of skincare. A few days back this famous brand took a brilliant initiative of organizing a mommy bloggers meet at the hub of family entertainment in Delhi, Funderland.

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Mommy bloggers accompanied by their little ones joined in for this fun filled afternoon. The event witnessed a brilliant success wherein the mothers got themselves acquainted with areas like preventive healthcare, secrets of skincare and nutrition, the kids got ample opportunity to experience a lavish time exploring indoor activities in this hub of thrilling activities, Funderland

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The authoress of book, “Birthing Naturally” and mother & child wellness expert Dr. Mahima Bakshi also enlightened the parenting crowd with her valuable inputs and information.

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All mothers are usually caught up in a chain of activities and busy, demanding schedules and they hardly earn any “me time” for themselves. However taking this into consideration, the Palmer’s Mommy Bloggers Meet At Funderland made sure that every mom experiences some pampering moments in the company of engaging and entertaining chain of events.

Palmer’s has always been a popular name among all parents, with their extensive range of motherhood and skincare products. 

The maternity skincare range like stretch marks cream is well known in the mommy circle. However, it was super exciting for

the guests to be introduced to their latest Women’s Bath and Body products along with the 100% natural baby care range.

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These elevated new offerings were presented by Brand and Communications Director, Urvashi Parmar. Urvashi spoke about how she had put up this event to help various moms voice out their queries and opinions about the Brand and help them discover the new wonders of skincare. She mentioned that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is the brand’s take on the emerging skincare category of face and body oils.

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“The new Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Face, a multipurpose skin perfecting oil helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. The unique ingredient combination of Pure Cocoa Butter, 10 Natural Pure Oils, Retinol and Vitamin C helps improve the appearance of the most troubling signs of ageing leaving your skin looking more even toned, firmer and brighter so you can put your best face forward,” said Urvashi.

She added, “Mums of all ages are keen to keep their skin looking youthful and radiant but they never have enough time for extensive skincare routine. Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Face is a saviour, an all-in-one product that takes care of all your worries. Our absolute holy grail that experts swear by! Moreover, it’s so cost-effective that you just can’t ignore it.”

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During the event, Mayank Aggarwal, Co-owner and Senior Director of Marketing, Funderland explained the value of uninterrupted playtime in children. Not only it’s important for a child’s development, it is an opportunity for children to bond with their parents and learn valuable skills.

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“Guests can have a whole lot of FUN and can customise their experience and play a variety of activities all day under one roof. Funderland is perfect for families and friends looking for a way to have a memorable time while staying active in a safe and carefree environment. From hassle-free birthday parties to kitty events to an evening out enjoying a great meal and some friendly competition, Funderland offers more ways to have fun than you can pack into one visit!”, he said.

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Funderland helps stimulate and encourage children to think and make the most of the exploratory playtime. With separate areas for babies, toddlers and older children up to 10 comprising of giant spiral, drop and wavy slides, basketball area, ball pool, trampolines, mega multi-lane slide, mini-climbing wall, go karts as well as a relaxing restaurant space for grown ups, they offer a unique and fulfilling experience for the entire family to enjoy.

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This was followed by sumptuous lunch and casual discussions about motherhood, career and self-care. The event concluded with amazing goodies and thank you gift boxes from Palmer’s India.

These Organic Wipes are My Little One’s Recent Favorites and Here is All Every Mom Must Know About Them

Hello my dear readers!

Hope you are doing well.

So today let me ask you how many of you are mommies? Well when you become a mother your identity completely gets transformed not only physically but also characteristically. As a mother, we become a more responsible person, more sensitive to hygiene and always hold an eye for products that are safe for our little ones.

Just like any other baby essentials like creams, oils or even a shampoo, we need to be careful towards the wipes too that we use for our kids. Let me share a little piece of information with you.

Do you know most of the wipes are soap based wipes that might make your little one develop rashes or undesirable skin allergies? A baby’s skin is definitely more sensitive and thus it deserves more thoughtful essentials.

A few days back I got my hands on the Mother’s Sparsh set of wipes that would be a sigh of relief for any moms. Unlike the usually found wipes, these are 98% water based which make them the safest ones to choose for your little ones’soft skin. In today’s world where everything is available in adulterated form, a baby’s skin loses its natural softness, exposing it to fragrant wipes might deteriorate the situation. Herein comes the authenticity of the Mother’s Sparsh wipes.

What I Love About These Wipes

1. The Perfect Safe Choice For A Kid

Without any parabens, alcohol and being hypoallergenic in nature, these wipes are definitely a safer alternative for any kid. As it’s clinically proven to prevent diaper rash, it is definitely a must present essential in every home with a baby

2. An Exclusive Wipe With 98% Water Content

It is true that most of the times we choose a wipe either on the basis of its fragrance or by its packaging. What we ignore is it’s ingredients and content. What I loved about Mother’s Sparsh is it’s 98% water based wipes feature which is truly difficult to find. It makes sure that what touches your little one’s skin is as gentle as the touch of a mother.

3. Perfect Packaging

Wipes seem to be a burden sometimes because of its packaging drawbacks. Mother’s Sparsh wipes on the other hand are extremely travel-friendly with their wonderful, compact packaging that does not occupy too much space and can be carried over anywhere and everywhere.

4. A Touch That Every Baby Loves

As the name says, it’s truly gentle and soothing on skin. The wipe is not at all hard or harsh as some wipes turn out to be and hence you feel using them for your kid and even yourself again and again. The fabric is 100% Viscose Fabric that is natural and skin-friendly.

5. Filled with Enriching Skincare Ingredients

These wipes are filled with ingredients like aloe Vera extract, jojoba oil, castor oil that give it a mild enjoying fragrance.

5. Value For Money

Well Affordably priced at 175 INR, this pack contains 80 sheets that are medium sized and definitely enough for a month.

Hence definitely a perfect choice for your kid that is neither too heavy on your pockets and a much safer and healthier essential for use.

The “Must Present” Summer Essential For Your Skin

The summers are in the harshest moods and neither me nor my skin is quite liking it. To be very honest with you readers, though summers seem to be much better friends to the skin rather than winter, but tackling the heat is also not a pretty easy job. There are not only issues of dryness, but along with it you are also invited into a world of problems like tanning, lack of glow, too much of moist skin due to perspiration and many more.

What is essential at this hour is a good cleansing partner for your skin. Though, today I am going to mostly speak about scrubbing issues, but my chosen product would suffice both the dual purposes of scrubbing and deep pore cleansing.

INatur is a brand that I have previously relied on for my face wash during the summers. In case you want to know it’s feedback, you must visit here.

But today, I am going to speak about the De-Tan 3 in 1 from the family of INATUR Herbals. This is a “Must Have Essential” in your Summer Bag since it thrives the triple purpose of

  1. √ Cleanser

  2. √Exfoliator

  3. √Mask

However I have some other reasons to vote for this DE -Tan Magical Mask. Unlike other face exfoliators, it does not make the skin dry, rather goes easy and gentle on the skin. Its combination of papaya, apple, cucumber, peach,strawberry makes it a rich fruity mask to indulge in.

My Experience with INATUR DE Tan Mask

To be very honest and impartial about my experience, this scrub proved to be a great friend to my skin. Post wash, it not only gives a cleansing effect on my skin but also brings about a gentleness. Unlike other scrubs, it’s not harsh and does not cause cracks or roughness in the skin.

In fact the mask is so good that even my husband has also become a regular user of it.

Coming in a tub worth 475 INR, it can last as long as 2-2.5 months if used on a regular basis. Isn’t this the most affordable skin essential?

So readers, I’ll be again back with my series of other experiences. Till then, stay tuned to my blog and show some love for it in the comments or likes section.

Cannot Make It To The Parlor For Your Hectic Schedule? VlCC Vanity Cube Is The Perfect Call

Hello Darling Readers! Hope you all are doing well!

Well, today I would be talking to you about the regularity of your beauty services. We all know that our skin is aging and its exposure to daily dirt, pollution and sunlight makes it more vulnerable to tanning, wrinkles and other Well, women barely can find out time for themselves especially when it comes to taking out time for a devoted beauty routine.

Caught in the daily chores of domestic life, parenting and other obligations, we, women, often forget to take care of ourselves. And thus today I am going to suggest you one of the best means for a dedicated and flawless beauty routine not compromising your daily chores and yet getting the perfect beauty treatments at the comfort of your couch.

Let me introduce to you The VLCC Vanity Cube Services. A few days back I happened to try their services and I must say that it was a promising experience.

What Makes VLCC Vanity Cube Services The Most Feasible Choice For A Beauty Routine?

The best part of availing services from VLCC Vanity Cube is that you do not need to go for hassling parlor appointments, boring traffic jostles or long hours of waiting. The relevant professional would be at your doorstep right at the committed time with your chosen bouquet of services.

  • A Seamless Experience

Beginning from the booking to the very completion, there requires no follow ups. A mail and confirmation message would be sent to you right after the booking.

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Your invoice for the services would also be quickly forwarded to you thus ensuring you need not indulge in any sort of hassling follow ups.

The service person would give you a call prior to her arrival and confirmation of the services. The punctuality and the execution of services would definitely make you go for them again and again.

Also read about my Urbanclap experience.

  • Great Quality of Products

I always offer honest, unbiased reviews and thus I can vouch for the quality of VLCC Vanity Cube. All the products beginning from the manicure and pedicure essentials were from the house of VLCC.

The Bellawave Skin Whitening Facial Treatment also included skin treatment essentials from the premium brand of Bellawave.

ven the nail essentials were from the brand of Lakme, thus keeping no rooms for complain.

  • Highly Trained Beauticians

One more point that sets the VLCC Vanity Cube services class apart is their highly trained professionals. The professional who came over to my home was a highly experienced lady with expert hands on massage and facial.

Each and every step of the facial and manicure was carried out patiently with perfection.

She had perfect knowledge of the pressure points which made her massage techniques flawless. The precision with which she carried out the entire facial and manicure proved that she is not an amateur in the field.

  • Encouraging Results

One of the best things that has definitely made me feel to opt for VLCC Vanity Cube Services again is the promising results after the treatments.

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Being a working mother, I am not able to deliver my skin the beauty routine it deserves and in this scenario, Vanity Cube had delivered really hopeful results. The manicure was absolutely flawless giving my dry hands a great polished finish.

I was more than elated with the Bellawave Whitening Facial effects. My face has irregular patches which become deep when exposed to sunlight.

Post the facial, I ham experiencing a firmness in the texture of my skin and the blackheads as well as tanning have definitely diminished to a great extent. I would not say there has been a complete makeover of my skin but surely I can feel a prominent difference in its texture.

With all these merits in its favor, VLCC Vanity Cube services truly happens to be one of the best options to look out for while you cannot make it to the parlor. Economic yet flawless chain of services through the hands of expert professionals is something which very few beauty treatments can offer and VLCC Vanity Cube definitely remains to be one of them.

Meghna Beauty Parlor Completes 40 Happy & Successful Years with Sincerity & Dedication

Hariet Tubman had once quoted “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

And a recent visit to Meghna Parlor in Green Park, Delhi made me believe in this quote from the core of my heart. Meghna Parlor recently celebrated its 40th successful anniversary and the occasion was truly grand.

Since the last 40 years, this beauty property has been serving I was fortunate enough to meet the shapers behind this prosperous venture. Meghna Beauty Parlor is a plush property that began its journey through the hands of Mr. and Mrs. Goel, two passionate dreamers who believed in the core mantra that dedication and determination can overpass anything. And their dream baby completed 40 glorious successful years with all charm and might a few days back.

I happened to be a part of the celebrations and learn a lot about this journey. Meghna Beauty Parlor named after Mr. And Mrs. Goel’S daughter Meghna, had been started 40 years back just as a small dream and an equally small set up. With only two staff as the team, Mr. And Mrs. Goel themselves, Meghna Parlor seemed a hard dream to pursue. In the words of Manish Goel, the renowned television actor, Mr. Goel’s son, Continuing Meghna Parlor was challenging but Mr. Goel had a single mantra; Never to return a single customer from the desk.” Mr. And Mrs. Goel were both the beautians, the hair stylists, the laundry staff, the cleaners at once. At present Meghna Beauty Parlor boasts of a huge team of minimum 100 staff with an elaborate setting of three spacious floors.

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Moreover when asked about Meghna’s plans about extending franchisee into other cities, Manish Paul said that Meghna is like a baby that has been nurtured by his parents since the last 40 years and hence passing it’s legacy to somebody else’s hands would not be a wise decision.

This parlor situated in the bustling hub of Green Park has been the reason for beautifying thousands of people. Generations after generations have been their customers and the only reason for their success is the humility and dedication with which they offer their services.

Beginning from usual beauty treatments to a host of other treatments like nail studios and make up packages, Meghna believes in providing an array of services in the most affordable ranges.

We wish Meghna Parlor many more years of success just like this. May your magical hands continue beautifying people just like it has been doing since the last 40 years.

DAFNI India, the perfect hair straightening Brush Gives The Underprivileged Women A Reason To Smile

 We all have, heard of makeover sessions by grooming experts and they truly sound to be fascinating enough! Top-notch grooming brands are usually engaged in organizing makeover sessions for common people, beauty experts or fashion bloggers. But very rarely do we come across a makeover session organized for a cause. DAFNI India takes a brilliant initiative by organizing a makeover session for women who might have been underprivileged from their financial backgrounds but have stood out in their lives with an independent identity

IMG_9002DAFNI India is an innovative hair straightening brush, incorporating the most advanced hair care technologies – ensuring easy, quick and safer results. 

IMG_9132DAFNI as a brand believes in empowering women, and respect what everyone around is doing to provide dignity and independence to women and girls from poor and marginalized communities. DAFNI is a renowned name in the market and has been associated with a lot of Bollywood celebrities in the past.

IMG_9037All day, every day, around the world – progress is being made by women, for women. This year, DAFNI India took an initiative with Azad Foundation to celebrate all the strong headed ladies who made a difference in the world and their lives. It is driven by the vision of a world where all women, particularly from underprivileged backgrounds live with dignity.

On 8th March, DAFNI India visited Azad Foundation with a team of skilled hairstylists with a motive to give the girls of the NGO the luxuries they are deprived of and make them feel confident by giving them hair makeovers with the DAFNI brush.

IMG_9063Azad Foundation provides livelihoods with dignity for resource-poor women living in urban areas in India. They are a professional feminist organization working across religious and social divides to enable resource-poor women to empower themselves.

With such brilliant moves taken by this brand, one can look forward to the loyal motives of the brand.

Let’s Make Our Kidneys Happy on This World Kidney Day

Amar Gandhi Foundation, launched“ek chammach kam”, a campaign to limit salt intake on this World Kidney Day, 8th March

17.2% URBAN INDIANS SUFFER FROM KIDNEY DISEASE: WKD 2018

Mumbai’s senior-most nephrologists have come together to show solidarity towards spreading awareness of the detrimental role of salt intake, in kidney disease.

Spearheaded by Dr. Bhupendra Gandhi’s Amar Gandhi Foundation (AGF), and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation (MKF), over 150 nephrologists in the city have raised a clarion call, “ek chammach kam” (One spoon less), to highlight the high salt intake among Indian population.

Announcing the campaign, Dr. Bhupendra Gandhi, Trustee of the Amar Gandhi Foundation said, “Chronic kidney disease is a ‘SILENT KILLER’; it usually has no significant symptoms until it has reached later stages where a patient is not left with many choices of treatment.”

Interestingly, World Kidney Day overlaps with International Women’s Day, which calls into account the role of women in managing the proliferation of kidney disease.

Dr. Umesh Khanna, Senior Nephrologist & Chairman of Mumbai Kidney Foundation says, “Women in particular love eating ‘chatpata’ food, a craving that leads to excess salt consumption. They must observe and monitor the same, as well as ensure low salt consumption in their families.”

Dr. Bhavesh Vora, Senior Nephrologist & Treasurer, Amar Gandhi Foundation says, “People who are diabetic, hypertensive, obese or have a heart condition have a higher risk of kidney disease. In the light of all the eye opening facts stated hereby, spreading awareness about a regular checkup of kidney health for early detection of chronic kidney disease, is a must!”

The following data points were made available by the nephrologists, to mark World Kidney Day 2018

Ø Globally, the estimated prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease is 8-16% in adults over the age of 30 years as per World Health Organization.

Ø In India the prevalence is alarming at 17.2% in urban population as per a recent study published in the BMC Nephrology journal (The SEEK study by Dr Ajay Singh)

Ø 60% of the patients suffering from chronic kidney diseases in India are either diabetic or suffer from high blood pressure.

Ø Diabetes is a major risk factor for Chronic Kidney Disease. India has more than 69 million people with Type 2 Diabetes Melitus, and these numbers are expected to rise to 140 million by 2040 and an almost half of them remain undiagnosed. 30-40% patients with Diabetes mellitus may turn into a Chronic Kidney Disease patient.

Ø Obesity, another CKD risk factor, affects more than 135 million individuals in India. In Asian Indians, abdominal obesity has been recognised as an important risk factor for Diabetes and Heart Diseases.

Ø 139 million Indians have uncontrolled hypertension.14-22% patients with Hypertension may turn into a Chronic Kidney Disease patient.

The campaign ‘ek chammach kam’, will be run on the social pages of Mumbai Kidney Foundation and the Amar Gandhi Foundation.

The campaign aims to sensitise the population to take cognisance of the prevalence of kidney disease and make active lifestyle changes.

To mark the occasion, the AGF & MKF had organised a free blood test and urine test to detect early kidney disease on 8th March.

Let’s decrease our salt intake and increase our kidney’s survival one decade more.

For All Newly Weds Pamper Yourself This Valentine with this Amazing Property

Valentine’s day is right in the corner and it’s time to pamper your senses to the core. Well, this Valentine for my readers, I have brought an exotic indulgent plan.

Well, Wedding is the most celebrated day for us but planning a wedding is not a cake walk. A lot of effort, time and money goes behind it and by the time wedding day approaches you are exhausted. And then, the endless rituals start and you just want to escape to an exotic location and relax yourself.

So if you are a newly wed, this Valentine soak yourself in the company of a rejuvenating spa for a perfect celebration.

Since centuries Spa treatments have been acknowledged as one of the best ways to relax your muscles, recharge and detox your body. Today, a lot of major honeymoon destinations are offering evolved spa treatments for honeymoon couples and one of them is AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali. So, if wedding is on the cards for you, here are the best spa treatment/experience you can get at AYANA Resort & Spa, Bali and at RIMBA Jimbaran, Bali

Spa on the rocks:

Surrounded by the sea, each spa villa has been ingeniously designed to blend with the environment, highlighted in Indonesian ‘merbau’ wood, traditional Balinese sirap roofs, and interiors enhanced by the natural contours of the rocks on which they sit. All the treatments under Spa on the rocks such as Dazzling Pearl, Jade Sensation and Lava Me Tender are Balinese massage using oils bound with elements such as Pearl, Diamond, Jade and Silk. The treatment includes foot soak followed by body scrub and massage using these precious elements. But the most amazing treatment under Spa on the rocks is Diamond Miracle, a therapeutic foot soak, Coral Algalea Body Scrub, sensual ocean splash rose bath with petals from 500 red roses, a Balinese Massage using oils bound with elements of silk and pearl, and a La Mer facial using a precious formula of sea quartz and pure diamond dust. Treatment is followed by a feast of strawberries and chilled champagne which is subject to guest request and on additional charge.

Picture: Jade Sensation

Thalasso Therapy:

Thalasso therapy is an old age beauty secret using the powerful anti-oxidant benefits of seaweed and seawater. At AYANA Resort &Spa, Bali, Aquatonic Pool and Marine healing ritual is a must try experience under Thalasso therapy.

Marine healing ritual is a one-of-a-kind experience to nourish skin from head-to-toe using Seaweed Body Wrap, warmed seawater streams and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage technique. The Aquatonic Pool contains 700 million liters of water directly supplied from the underlying Indian Ocean and warmed to optimum temperatures to rebalance mineral deficiencies. Thanks to its floating effects, you are able to effortlessly exercise your way through 12 hydromassage stations containing over 60 individual therapeutic jet streams, micro-bubbles and geysers to rehabilitate injured muscles, to relieve stress and for relaxation. Relief of the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, back and muscular pain, tension and stress muscle toning, reduction in cellulite, improved metabolism and cardiovascular functioning strengthening of immune system and lymphatic drainage for muscle repair, improved sleep quality and relaxation skin detoxification and nourishment to support anti-aging therapies.

Picture: Aquatonic Pool Picture: Marine Healing Ritual

Signature Spa treatments

The signature spa treatments are thoughtfully designed to promote harmony of the whole body. Hot Shell Massage uses the magic of sea shells tired muscles. The high note of this experience is a unique Seashell layout to balance the energy centers of your body and a refreshing Shell facial massage.

Not to be missed is AYANA’s signature Lava Stone Reflexology treatment combining techniques from China, Thailand and Europe that includes energizing leg massage and therapeutic foot reflexology with a custom set of Lava stones from the mountain. Another one-of-a-kind signature experience is Seven Chakra Dhara treatment that uses synergistic aromatherapy blends, gemstone therapy and chakra sound healing to relax your body, open your chakras and renew your spirit.

(Picture: Lava Stone Reflexology) (Picture: Seven Chakra Dhara)

Well, what more do you need this Valentine? Indulge in the most pampering spas for a reinvigorating experience.

Me Time before V time.

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