Wednesday 31 October 2018

How To Use Curd For Dandruff Free Beautiful Hair

Featured post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers
Everyone wishes to have dandruff free beautiful & shiny  hair .
In  India people used many natural methods to keep their hairs shiny & beautiful .
One of  the magic ingredients of  many hair packs was curd .

Know about the use of  curd in hair packs to keep your hairs healthy , shiny & silky .

How to use curd to keep dandruff  at bay 
Dandruff  & dry scalp leads to itchiness and irritation.
Today there are many shampoos & conditioners that claim to help fight dandruff.
But people in India used natural methods in the past to keep their hair dandruff free and shiny.
Here is a secret recipe for creating natural curd pack to keep your locks free from dandruff .

1 cup curd
5 tbsp of fenugreek powder
1 tbsp lemon juice

Method  of  Preparation
Mix all the above ingredients and apply them on your hairs  .
One can use a brush to apply this curd mask easily on their hairs .
Better to use a shower cap so that mask stays on hairs and does not falls off and becomes messy.
Leave it for around 40 minutes , they can be washed off .

This curd mask should be applied twice a week for a month , then one can see  drastic change in the texture of  their hairs .

Curds has countless benefits .
If combined  with right  ingredients , can actually transform you hair can give a completely new look Curd can be used as a conditioner too.

Here is  the way one can use curd as a conditioner for your hairs :

1 cup curd
1 tbsp honey

Method  of  Preparation
To use curd and honey as a conditioner , mix both the ingredients and apply it on scalp & hairs and leave it for around 20 minutes , then wash it off  with plenty of  water and one can use a mild shampoo to clean hairs .
Curd & Honey together has cooling effect on head .
Since both these ingredients has moisturizing effect , it will moisturize the scalp well and when used regularly will make scalp dandruff  free .

Reason why applying curd on scalp is beneficial
The first reason why  curd is good for your locks is , it is a natural product free of harmful chemical ingredients & preservatives as found in most of  the hair care products.
It's a  harmless dairy  product with countless benefits like :

* Rich in Vitamin B5 & Vitamin D.
* Rich in minerals like Magnesium , Zinc & Potassium .
  These minerals enhances hair health .
* High amount of fatty acid present in curd makes sure that hairs are properly moisturized.

Now that it is clear that How good Curd is for hairs , Do prepare some curd mask and use it to make your hairs healthy , strong & shiny .

( This is a Guest Post by  Bhumika  Kateliya who writes at Beautyfitnessfashion.Com .
One can check her blog to read some informative articles )

Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.
Do share your views on this topic.


(Image source: )

Monday 29 October 2018

Review of Handmade Natural Products From Nature's Destiny

Featured post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers
Hello Everyone
Back with one more interesting post .
Today I am going to introduce one more brand to my readers.
It is  Nature's Destiny.
It's  an Indian brand and it prepares some skin care products like handmade soaps , face wash , face scrubs , Lip balms , hand wash , body wash etc .
All it's products are made from natural ingredients .

Recently I got a chance to try some products from this brand.

Product I am using are :
1. Nature's  Destiny Citrus Blast Soap 
2. Nature's  Destiny Spring Splash Face Wash 
3. Nature's  Destiny Sunshine Face Gel 

Nature's  Destiny Citrus Blast  Soap 
This soap is made with lemon & Citrus peel , Coconut oil , Orange essential oil , 
shea butter .
It is a hand made soap , free of chemicals & artificial fragrance .
I am using this soap , it's good .

Price : Rs 125 

Nature's  Destiny Spring Splash Face Wash 
This is a face wash  meant for Oily Skin .
It's meant for daily use .
Contains Aloe Vera gel , full fat milk , Coconut oil ,
Rose Hydrosol , Neem Oil , Sandalwood Powder etc.
It cleanses the skin and removes dirt & oil from it .
Price : Rs 125 

Nature's  Destiny Sunshine Face Gel 
This face gel is crafted beautifully with some great ingredients like 
Saffron , Rose hip oil , Rose water .
Can be used as a Day Cream or as a Night Cream.
Also contains Aloe Vera which has anti inflammatory properties .
Has anti ageing properties .
Price : Rs 125 

My Experience with these products 
I am using these products past few days.
I liked the soap . It's hand made with all good ingredients .
Gentle on skin .
Face wash is also good , cleanses well .
Good for oily skin .
Face Gel is moisturizing and hydrates the skin well .

My Suggestion to brand 
 Do something with the fragrance of  facewash, it's a bit overpowering and does not smell good .

One can buy these products from their website. 
or Contact them on their Facebook page .

Hope you all liked this post & found it useful .


Wednesday 24 October 2018

12 Smart Fitness Tips For You & Your Family

Hello Everyone
Back with another informative post on Health & Fitness.

This is a Guest Post  by Blogger  DIVYA  AGRAWAL  from the blog
One can check her blog to read some informative articles on Parenting .

Fitness is something that is discussed by everyone and everywhere .
Be it the fitness of  yourself  or your family , it will be appreciated .
Once you embrace the same challenges with your spouse and kids , fitness goals will
be achieved more easily .

Let's read this month by month Smart Fitness Tips for you and your family to stay in shape.
Start with one goal every month and keep adding it to your following month goals .

                                          TWELVE  SMART  FITNESS TIPS 

1. Ditch the elevator
According to some research climbing just eight flight of stairs a day lowers mortality risk by 33 % .
Use stairs instead of  elevators . Try to restrict the use of elevators and use only when you are extremely exhausted .

2.Go Biking
Bike riding is the most wonderful  cardiovascular activity that tones up your limbs and arms .
Instead of using the stationary exercise cycle , go for a bicycle ride and explore the outside world .
You can also make one join the local cycling group for motivation.
When all around us are working for the same fitness goal , it becomes more interesting .
Furthermost Kids enthusiasm could be encouraged by planning a monthly cycle excursion.

Teach your kids the importance of  Sports Education .

3. Reduce  Screen Time
We are our children's first Role Model .
Make sure your head is not always buried in your smartphone when you are with your kids.
Set the best example for them by cutting down your screen time.
Take out some family time together by without laptops ,smartphones , TV or any kind of electronic
entertainment .

4. Junk The Junk
Avoid  dining out every weekend and cook the food at home .
Encourage your kids to search healthy recipes and involve them in cooking with you.
Visit those restaurants which serve healthy & nutritious meal .
Do not offer sweets or  junk foods as bribe .
Reward them with extra 30 minutes of  outdoor play .

5. After  Dinner  Walk
Replace the sluggish after dinner time in front of the TV with a minimum of 15 minutes of  walk .
According to research after dinner walk enhances sleep , reduce blood sugar level , improves digestion and reduces fat in the body . Make your walking interesting by adding a dose of  laughter to it .

6.Dance Therapy
Any form of  dance is a stress buster and fabulous way to keep the flab away .
It makes you feel happy .

7.Chew  Slowly
Make it a habit to eat everything by chewing slowly . Remind each other while eating to chew slowly.
It improves digestion . This habit is the best one to keep yourself  fit  even if you are not doing any work out for few days .

8.Eat Smaller Portions
Whenever you eat or serve ensure that it is a smaller portion .
Eat six meals a day but in small portions .
This will keep a check on fat automatically by improving the metabolism rate of your body .

9. Shuffle
Kids get bored by doing the same activity daily , so keep shuffling the activities .
Choose activity according to season like Swimming for summers etc.

Once a month go for detox by keeping fast .
Fasting is healthy and it cleanses the system.
One can have fruits , salads , juices & soups .

11.Water Therapy
Water is life , you need  to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily .
It will flush out all the bad toxins from your body.
Keep water filled glass bottles labelled for each family member with in the reach .
This way they will not skip the water therapy .

12.Sound Sleep
Nothing can replace the benefit of sound sleep.
You should sleep and wake up daily at a fixed time so to set your internal clock .
Sound sleep helps to repair your body and mind.

So what are you waiting for ?
Pick one goal every month and include it in your fitness journey.
The family who works out together stays together :)

Wish you a happy & healthy parenting .

( Image Source: )

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Seven Seas 2 In 1 Eye Shadow & Gel Eyeliner Review

Featured post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Hello Everyone
Back with another review :)
Today I am going to review a beauty product or cosmetics from the brand  Seven Seas.
It's  2 in 1 Eye Shadow & Gel  Eye Liner.

Seven Seas is an Indian Brand and its products are quite affordable.

About the product
This 2 in 1 Eye shadow & Gel Eyeliner is a good product from the brand which serves the dual purpose of having an eyeshadow and an eyeliner in the same pack.

Price - Rs 299 
Shelf  Life  - 3 Years 

Upon opening the pack , one can see Products .
Eye shadow ( Black Color ) 
Gel Eyeliner 
2 sided brush .

This one is the Eye Shadow .
It's quite pigmented .

This one is the Eye Liner . 

What I liked about this product 
* Super affordable price .
* Good quality .
* Gel eye liner is easy to apply using the given brush .
* Eyeshadow is pigmented .
* Eyeliner is waterproof .
* Eye shadow is smudge proof . 
* Good product packaging .
* Good shelf  Life . 

One can use this eye shadow & eye liner set to create Smoky Eyes  Look .
Both of these are Jet Black in color .
Gel Eye liner gives a  lovely dark shade which looks too good as is easy to use .

One can buy this product from Euphorbia Box, India's Most  Affordable  Beauty Subscription Box.
Right now this product is available at a Sale :)
One can buy this at a discounted price of Rs 199 only.

Hope you all liked this post and found it useful :)


Sunday 14 October 2018

Love & Hate Relationship in Sibling Stories

#SiblingStories  is  a Blog Train hosted by  Blogger Ila Verma  in  collaboration with brand Ang Tatva Thirty two esteemed  bloggers from the blogging  fraternity have joined hands to participate in this blog train for #SiblingTalk reviving the sweet and tickling hours spent with loving siblings and revive golden memories of  the past .

Myself  Ghazala Naseem , a Mom , Teacher , Blogger , Writer and a  person with positive attitude towards life . I believe in Destiny and believe that Whatever happens , happens for a reason , whether we understand it or not and we need to learn lessons from it , even from the bad experiences as they teach us many important lessons of   life .

When I got an opportunity to write on this topic ( Siblings ) , I immediately said YES as this is something close to my heart :)

We are three sisters and one brother , brother being the youngest one was pampered a lot during our childhood days :)
Since our only brother we were bit protective about him( So he used to call us MOTHER INDIA )  But since he was too naughty and still is ,we used to scold him a lot and he used to say sadly I have not ONE  but FOUR moms ( mom + 3 elder sisters ) .

When  he was born I was too happy to have a little brother .

 I had a quite  different relationship with him as compared with my other two sisters  and cousins .
We had Love - Hate relationship .
He loved me as we are siblings and we have  spent  some good time together .
He hated me for being a Bossy Sis :)

When he was preparing for his class Xth board exams , we all were after him  to study well .
But being a naughty boy and a cricket fan , he used to waste lots of  time in playing cricket and watching cricket . Which made all of us too angry and upset .
By that time my elder sister was already married and was living in a different city and she could not do anything , he would not  listen to mom or my younger sis , I was only person he was bit afraid and used to listen , So I had to be after him to motivate him and ask him to study seriously and believe me that was not an easy task.
Because of  that sometimes we used to fight and still I would  be after him that You have to Study Properly , I used to watch cricket match earlier but because of  his obsession for matches I started hating it and stopped watching any match .
When he used to feel too irritated by me he used to pray " Allah Kare tumhari shaadi jaldi ho jae "
( May you get married soon ) :)

Again during his Inter college time same thing , he would watch matches and I would scold him .
Finally his prayers were answered :)
When he was in is second year of  inter , my marriage  got fixed .
He was happy from inside , hugged me and said finally it's happening , you will leave this house and won't be able to scold me for matches :)
That was from outside , from inside it was something different .

Since being very naughty he challenged me that I will make you laugh when you will sit as a Bride on Stage with your husband , I said I won't laugh like a fool on stage .
The D Day came ,  I was too nervous and was not eating anything , he brought some ice cream and said , enjoy it , it's your favorite .
When after everything I was made to sit on the stage with hubby , he came near me and whispered something funny which made me laugh :)
And then happily he said " I won "
By that time one of my aunts saw me laughing and immediately I was instructed to keep quiet and  put my ghoonghat( dupatta to cover head)  down :)
I still remember that as my fondest memory :)

So such silly things made our bond stronger .
And after my marriage I left my home town Cuttack and shifted to Hyderabad and that time all , specially my little brother missed me a lot .
I used to get calls and even letters that  " Our Home is looking much different & lonely since you left" , that used to make me sad but that's part of  life .
After completing his studies , I suggested and offered him to  come to my place and do a job here ( Hyderabad being better in terms of  Job opportunity than Cuttack ) and he did.

So again we were together , by that time my kids were born and my son had started going school .

Then again a Second round of  Love & Hate story started :)
He used to and still  Spoils & Pampers my kids a lot .
I remember when my son was in KG classes ,that time my brother was staying in my house,
without my knowledge he used to do all homework of  my son :)
After many days when I came to know this , I was too angry , asked  how will he learn ?
My brother replied " He is not an IIT aspirant now , a small kid , let him play and enjoy his life , don't behave the same way you have behaved with me "
That used to make me laugh as well get angry , and the war continued .......

We still fight , he saying " Your son is not only your son , he is mine too " and my kids enjoy this as they know their mamu ( uncle ) will support them in everything :)

How much we fight & argue but at the core it's  Love & Respect for each other .
And I am happy to have a brother like him :)
We are like good friends , sharing everything and keeping secrets :)
Helping and supporting each other whenever  needed .

Hope you all liked this post  on  #SiblingStories  & #SiblingTalk .

Do check our Sponsor Ang Tatva, a brand with some excellent home made skin care products .
I have used some of  its  products and found them too good .

Would like to Thank  my fellow blogger Vidya Suri for introducing me to this blog train , do check her post in this series on her  blog.

Next destination for this blog train is the blog by Nehal Roy .
Do check her post in the series .

( Image Source: )


Thursday 11 October 2018

How To Avoid Your Baby Getting Diaper Rash

Parenting is not easy and especially with small kids and infants , it's  more difficult as they are too small to take care of  themselves . They even can't  explain their problem or pain with us.
As a parent we need to understand their pain and we should try to avoid all such things which are not good for them and their health .

We should be extra careful while choosing baby care products .
It should be from a reputed brand and should be of good quality .
As if we choose not so good products it can cause allergy or rashes which is too bad as the kid feels too irritated and will cry.
A few decades back when diapers were not there and not so common , mothers used to have  only cloth diapers for their kids . Using it was not easy but at least it was changed frequently so less chances of  having diaper rashes .
But now with the change in lifestyle mom's prefer using diapers which is quite convenient and easy to use. But regular usage of these diapers can cause diaper rash  which is very painful and the child gets irritated and annoyed and if not treated properly can cause health problems.

So it is important to keep in mind few things to Avoid  Diaper  Rashes

* Use diapers from good brands , one which can absorb well and keep baby's  skin dry .
* Change diapers frequently , after 4-6 hours , in any case should not  be used for more than 6 hours.
* Every time baby poops , change the diaper  immediately .
*  Use wet wipes from a good brand like Mother Sparsh while changing diapers .

Studies have shown that even properly washed clothes can have  germs and using such clothes for cleaning can cause severe diaper rashes.
Sometimes when clothes are not washed properly it has residue of  detergent and dirts in it  which is not good for baby's skin , can cause allergies and rashes .
So better to use good quality wipes  while changing diapers .
This would help to avoid diaper rashes and will keep baby happy and healthy.

Today market is flooded with wipes from various brands.
But all are not good ones , some are synthetic ones and we should avoid such brands .


To check the quality of  wipes we can do a simple Flame Test at home.
One can read this article to know more about flame test
Flame Test for Mother Sparsh Water Wipes

In my previous article I have shown How I did Flame Test for Mother Sparsh Wipes .
And was happy to find that these wet wipes are of good quality and are not synthetic.
When burnt they did not left a hard residue but burnt like paper which shows that they are not synthetic.


Good points about Mother Sparsh Water Based Wipes :
* They are made from  plant based fabric and are biodegradable .
* They are dermatologically tested and are hypoallergenic .
* They are PH balanced .
* Free of parabens and other harmful chemicals .
* Enriched with vitamin E , Aloe Vera & Jojoba Oil .
* It is 98% water wipes , so as good as water and cotton.
* They are thick and do not tear while usage.
* Product Packaging is good .
* Affordable price , Rs 170 for 80 wipes .


One can check more about these wipes on their website. 

One can buy these wipes from amazon.

Hope you all liked this post and found it useful .
Do tell me your views if you have used this wipes .


Sunday 7 October 2018

How To De-stress Yourself With Mama Earth Stress Relief Tea

Parenting is not easy and with small kids around it's tougher as parents need to constantly look after and take care of  their little ones . All this causes lots of fatigue and  both parents especially moms feel too tired often and needs some rest and something to de-stress.

A good shower , a massage  , a short nap or sometimes Some Me Time along with a cup of tea or coffee is relaxing . But instead of taking regular tea or coffee one can have a special tea which is meant to de-stress and relax , I am talking of  Mama Earth  Stress Relief  Tea.

An excellent product by India's famous brand Mama Earth .
I am drinking this tea these days and I liked it so much that I have planned  to order some more and keep it in stock at home :)

Product Packaging  
Product packaging is excellent .
It's a Tin with  sachets of  tea bags  in it . 
Quite easy to use and no mess .
One can use individual tea bag at a time and enjoy their tea .
Travel friendly  too.
One can easily carry these sachets in their bags or purse . 

Price : Rs 599 for 30 Tea bags .

Ingredient list is great with Green Tea leaf , Eucalyptus leaves , Stevia Leaves , 
Ginger , Cardamom , Cinnamon. 

A fat free and Sugar free product .

Pregnant ladies should avoid this tea . 

What the product claims 
* Reduces  Stress 
* Reduces fatigue 
* Reduces Tension 
* Has calming effect 
* Helps to  de-stress 

My Experience with this Tea 
I am using and enjoying this tea past few weeks .
Initially it seemed like a normal  green tea but  gradually I could feel the difference
 between  a normal green tea and this tea .
It really helps to relax and de-stress .
One day I was not well and was feeling too low with some headache and  body ache .
After drinking a cup of  this tea , I felt much better 
Headache was gone and  I felt relaxed .

One can have it any time of  the day but Best Time is  morning , that too empty stomach 
as at that time it works well on body .
Cinnamon in it helps to reduce cholesterol 
Ginger & Cardamom fights cold .

One can check this product at their website.

Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.
Do share your views if you have tried this tea .