5 Facial Oils to change your skin game this winter

Facials oils & serums, as opposed to mosturisers or any other skincare products, are far more concentrated and potent. They are made to penetrate the multiple layers of skin to deliver fast and instant results. Facial oils are ideal for every skin type; oily, dry, combination, acne, mature, sun damaged, irritated, normal & aging. It’s a myth that oil based products congests and clogs our pores. Because, the actual issue is mineral oils, synthetic oil and other irritating ingredients. You just have to make sure that you avoid all the above mentioned ingredients and you’ll be loving the change and nourishment that facial oils & serums will bring on your skin. You just have to choose the right type of product for your specific skin concern.

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DIY Rose & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

My love for homemade skincare is really old and ingrown! I love the rush of adrenaline I get as soon as a new recipe or combination comes to my mind. I just can’t wait to get up and start making good skin happen! Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t! I’m telling you this because my blog is named Pretty And Real for the very reason, that I’m gonna be Real & honest with you guys here. I have my mess ups when trying out new recipes and I think I should start sharing those here as well. Becauuuuse, what is life without the mess ups, right? Plus it’ll give you all an idea of what not to do. So today I’m sharing a success recipe along with some steps you should take to avoid any mess ups. Today’s post is about my favourite DIY Rose & Coconut Oil Body Scrub for smooth, supple & mosturised skin.

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Sivanna Colors Velvet Eyeshadow | Review & Swatches

Sivanna is a brand I’m literally obsessed with!! In a world, where buying good quality makeup products has become a horrendous expense, only a number of brands are delivering good quality products along with pocket friendly prices. And, Sivanna, is one of them; Especially, their eye shadow palettes and highlighters. I feel, lipsticks are very easy to find as there are a number of good quality lipsticks available with affordable price tags. But good quality eye shadows are not that easy to find if you’re on a budget. Hence, my eyes went towards Sivanna Colors Velvet Eyeshadow palette in the shade no. 04. Read on for the review & swatches!

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Top Winter Beauty Essentials

Winter has finally arrived in India! Everybody is ready to pull out those long baggy sweaters from the cupboards, clean out the fireplaces but are you ready to take extra care of your skin and hair? As much as I love Winter, there are a few things I wish I could just evade. Winter is beautiful but, nevertheless, a harsh season for our skin and hair. As a result, we need to take extra care of ourselves. Take a look at my Top Winter Beauty Essentials to get your skin, hair & body balanced and mosturised throughout these months of cold weather!

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DIY Beetroot & Sea Salt Scrub for Pigmented Lips

Most of the people in India suffer from pigmentation around their mouth and lip area; especially, pigmented lips. I have lightly pigmented lips as well since as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, everybody in my family used to say that applying lipsticks can cause lip pigmentation. But that is not the cause in my case at least. Because now I actually apply lipsticks on almost a daily basis and my pigmentation hasn’t worsened. It’s the same as it was 5 years ago when I was 18. Obviously, I don’t like it. I’m one hundred percent sure you don’t like pigmented lips as well! So I’ve made a DIY Beetroot & Sea Salt Scrub for Pigmented Lips that will get rid of all the dead skin cells on your lips while mosturising it & fighting the pigmentation as well. It worked for me and I’m sure it’ll work for you as well!
DIY Beetroot & Sea Salt Scrub for Pigmented Lips

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Lavender Essential Oil | Uses

Lavender has been cherished through centuries for its refreshing aroma and heaps of benefits. In ancient times, Romans & Egyptians used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking (never put any essential oil in your food unless it’s consumable which should be mentioned on the bottle) & as a perfume. The fragrance of Lavender essential oil continues to be its most notable qualities. Be it Lavender candles for a romantic evening, Lavender bath soak for a spa like experience or Lavender skincare products, it’s certainly one of the most loved essential oil.

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Rose Essential Oil | Uses

We often associate the smell of roses with love, romance, feminity and summer gardens! They have been adored for centuries by personalities such as Cleopatra (69 BC – 30 BC) & Josephine de Beauharnais (wife of Napoleon I)(1736 – 1814). Roses are cultivated around the world for their high value in perfumery. But, did you know that roses have way more to offer than just their strong floral fragrance? They can help us in several ways apart from being the perfect stress busters! The 2 main products obtained from them are Rose Water & Rose Essential Oil. Both of these products have their own individual purposes and qualities. Rose Water is the best substitute for skin refreshing mists and toners. However, Rose essential oil has many different benefits and uses which we’re going to talk about today, along with some DIY recipes.

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Cinnamon Essential Oil | Uses

Cinnamon also known as Dalchini, in India, is unsurprisingly found in every household. The warm and spicy scent of Cinnamon is always very inviting and very famous; especially, in the holiday season. I’m sure everyone here knows the inviting smell of Apple & Cinnamon pie! But food is not the only thing Cinnamon is used for. It has amazing health benefits as well. It can be used for skincare and our daily lives in numerous ways also.

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Aroma Magic Essential Oils Review | Rose, Cinnamon & Lavender

The topic I’m going to talk about today is Essential Oils by the brand Aroma Magic. These are concentrated botanical oils derived directly from the plant itself. Really strong and effective for many purposes including skincare, haircare, relaxation, massage, etc. I started experimenting with essential oils very recently and chose to buy Aroma Magic because they literally have a very wide range of essential oils! Also, all the products that I’ve tried from Aroma Magic have always worked well for me in the past!

Today, I’m gonna review the Rose, Cinnamon & Lavender essential oils. These are the ones I purchased.

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