Smytten - Fb testing Find your Signature Scent! 2017-11-23T19:05:13Z Swagata Sarangi Fragrance is an indispensable part of your personality, and an extension of who you really are! Marylin Monroe loved her Floris Rose Geraniums and Princess Diana was gaga over the Quelques Fleurs!

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Choose the Hottest Beard Style! 2017-11-23T18:44:34Z Swagata Sarangi Sporting a perfectly fashioned beard is no easy feat. Thinking of growing a beard or altering the one you already have? All you have to do now is choose a style from this list of beard styles.

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Do you swear by Beauty and Make-up trends? 2017-11-23T07:39:26Z Swagata Sarangi Answer these questions to find out if you truly are a beauty and make-up junkie!

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How to Pick the Right Lip Colour? 2017-11-23T06:57:04Z Swagata Sarangi We know choosing the right shade of lipstick can get very difficult, specially when you have so many shades available. This Lipstick Cheatsheet will help you get started.

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School your problem skin! 2017-11-23T06:28:19Z Swagata Sarangi Is your skin behaving badly, here are some common skin offences and how to tackle them. With hundreds of options, it's bound to get confusing. Luckily for you, we've curated all the best products so that you can build the skin-care kit of your dreams!


What is the latest Super Ingredient that's creating a buzz in the beauty industry? 2017-11-22T19:41:53Z Swagata Sarangi

Activated Charcoal is a super ingredient which is creating quite a buzz among beauty bloggers these days and is increasingly being used in the preparation of organic and natural beauty products. 

Known to absorb 100-200 times its weight in impurities, it is an excellent ingredient used to purify, deep clean skin; attract and absorb dirt and oil. It is also being used as an anti-aging ingredient as it tightens pores and smoothens the skin. 

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What Tea suits you best? 2017-11-22T19:11:30Z Swagata Sarangi

We Indians love our Chai. It is an elixir which keeps us going. Today, our quintessential chai comes in different varieties, flavours and forms. Answer these simple questions and we will help you discover tea which you are sure to fall in love with! Happy Tea Discovering:)

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Dark or Milk Chocolate? Find what your soul craves for 2017-11-22T19:23:17Z Swagata Sarangi

If the most satisfying thing for you is curling up on the couch, ripping the foil off a piece of chocolate, closing your eyes and relishing every bite, we totally get you!

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Innovation to improve every life! 2017-09-21T08:11:50Z Swagata Sarangi Today we are going through massive environmental changes across the globe threatening the existence of a healthy future generation. Addressing the challenges facing our global community today requires persistence, creativity and a child-like curiosity.We're on it. 90,000 employees at 3M are working relentlessly to solve some of the world's biggest challenges, connected by a single ambition. #ImprovingLives

We are proud to bring you one such innovation that improves your everyday life - access to clean air, at least indoors. Indoor air pollution can be 2-5 times higher than outside and is a spectacularly lethal public-health problem worldwide. Yet it gets fairly little share of attention from all of us, including the environmentalists. But now with 3M™ Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filters, the air you breathe at home can be as clean as it can get.

These filters are designed to compliment the existing filtering screen of your wall mounted air conditioners to enable it to remove PM2.5 and other MicroParticle pollutants from the air inside your home so you can clean your air while you cool it.


  • Removes 83% of PM2.5 and MicroParticle content from indoor air within an hour of application
  • Purifies your air for upto 3 months depending on air quality inside your home

    How to Use? 

    • Open the front cover of your wall mounted AC. Remove and clean the existing filtering screen.
    • Place the 3M filters vertically onto the center of the screens allowing gaps on each side. They cover about 80% surface of the existing filtering screen for optimal air flow.

    The efficiency of 3M™ Air Conditioner Filter approaches that of the top-of-the-line electronic air cleaners and it costs just ₹425. Some tests indicate that in the large particle size range (1.0-10 microns), 3M™ Air Conditioner Filters are more effective. Price is a factor, too. Top electronic units cost ₹10,000 – ₹20,000, require maintenance in terms of filter change and also have a running electricity cost associated with them. 3M™ filters cost a fraction of this price, and generally only need attention every three months.

    So what are you waiting for. Every breath we take is a reason to care about and with this innovative product we assure you that we care enough.

    Is your Home Air really safe ? 2017-09-21T07:12:27Z Swagata Sarangi

    At the end of a tiring day, there’s nothing more satisfying than crashing on your couch with the air conditioner on and putting your feet up. Home always is a safe and super comfy place and we try our level best to keep it clean and protected from outside dust and pollution. But barely do we realise that our home can be much more dangerous compared to outdoors when talking about air quality. Indoor levels of pollutants may be 2 to 5 times and occasionally more than 100 times higher than outdoor pollutant levels.This will be so due to additional load of indoor air pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and radiation. Most indoor air pollutants are proven or suspected carcinogens. Shocking, isn’t it?

    So… what can you do to improve air quality in your home? There is very simple and effective developed by 3M - An electrostatic air purifying filter for your split air conditioners. Designed with FiltreteTM brand 3-in-1 technology from 3M, this product is a non woven fibre material filter that sits on the existing filtering screens of the spilt AC covering 60 - 80 % surface of it for optimal air flow. It captures PM2.5 (Particulate Matter of diameter <2.5μm), household dust, smoke and exhausts and clears 83 % of PM2.5 from indoor air within an hour of use.


    With this innovative product, you can now enjoy real clean air at your home without burning a hole in your pocket. It just costs 425 rupees. It's very easy to install and can be replaced in few weeks to months as per usage for best results.


    Why is proper removal of make-up crucial to skin health? 2017-09-16T18:28:00Z Swagata Sarangi

    We love putting on that rose-tinted mineral blush, brown eyeliner and cherry berry 24 before leaving to work or party. And why wouldn’t we be: make-up is fun to play with and transformative to boot.

    However many of us skip the most important step in using cosmetics – and that is make-up removal.

    Experts say makeup removal should be part of our daily skin care ritual because it is crucial for skin health.

    But why can’t you use just a facewash

    Make-up is typically not created water soluble; if it were we would have it bleeding on our faces within a few hours of application. Most make-up is made to resist sweat, therefore a simple water and soap cleanse cannot dissolve all of it away.

    Secondly, dirt, oil and make-up sit in the pores and fine lines on our faces which a facewash cannot access. Over time, the unwashed build-up almost certainly leads to skin problems, such as clogged pores, blackheads and a dull-looking complexion.

    Make-up removers are crème based so they can dissolve sebum and cosmetic remnants easily. The process of removal itself, which involves rubbing in the remover thoroughly and wiping with damp cotton or a cloth, helps eliminate dead skin cells and prompt cellular renewal. Not only that, It stimulates skin’s micro circulation due to the massage action.

    So important are these benefits that experts suggest using a make-up remover as part of your skincare ritual even if you don’t use cosmetics!

    When to do it

    Ideally, you should use a makeup remover twice: before going to bed with and when you wake up. Use a quality remover which is allergy-safe and made with beneficial ingredients  like green tea, chamomile.But why twice? In the morning, the cleanser rids skin of perspiration and sebum accumulated overnight. In the evening, it eliminates cosmetics and the day’s traces of pollution and impurities.

    Hitting the Snooze Button Right: Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep 2017-09-16T18:17:42Z Swagata Sarangi

    Even if science didn’t vociferously back this claim, our experiences with under-eye bags and foggy brains post those nights of poor sleep show us nocturnal rest is indispensable! It is a fact we feel, look and operate much better after a reviving, restful break of 6-8 hours.

    Still, sometimes we find ourselves struggling to wind down and grab that precious serene session of shut eye. If you too experience trouble succumbing to the gods of sleep, here are a few tricks to help you snuggle in!

    • Take a bath before bedtime: A leisurely unhurried bath close to bedtime helps your body relax and ready to power down. Use warm water and a softening, quality cleanser. We highly recommend Spa Ceylon’s Sleep Therapy- Body & Pillow Mist. This mild, refreshing gel is created with blended aromatherapy oils such as lavender, ylang ylang and patchouli, which are scientifically proven to have a calming effect on the system.
    • Cut caffeine: Try to stop caffeine intake after 5 pm. This will help your body fall into its natural circadian cycle and start winding down towards the evening. If you crave a hot beverage later in the day, try a caffeine-free, refreshing herbal tea, such as jasmine to cleanse the system and promote well-being.
    • Exercise, but not too close to bedtime: This one is simple: the more energy use up physically, the more urgent the need for rest. Adding just 15 minutes more to your exercise time in a day can really help you grab those winks. Just ensure you cool down at least three hours before you go bed, so the body has ample time to descend the endorphin high.
    • Keep your bedroom dark: Opt for heavy, dark-coloured curtains in the bedroom to ensure you don’t wake up too early. Studies show the dark triggers the body’s impulse to rest. Have an east-facing, light-flooded room no drapes can completely blind? Opt for a comfy overnight eye mask.
    Five hottest hairstyles for men 2017-09-16T16:03:48Z Swagata Sarangi

    When it comes to trends in men’s hairstyles today, there is something for everyone. From the Mad Men loving retro-junkie to the tattoo-wielding hipster, there is a hair-do for everybody who wants their hair to be an extension of their style statement. So the next time you sit down at your barber’s, be a little adventurous and try out some of the hottest men’s hairstyles of the year –

    The Hipster: Probably one of the most popular hairstyles today, everybody from David Beckham to Virat Kohli is rocking this hair-do. Perfect for men who have slightly wavy but fine hair, ask your barber to leave at least three inches on top to build the trademark hipster pomp. Customize the side length according to your preference; all you need after that are some skinny jeans to strut your hipster stuff!

    The Mad Man: If Don Draper is your ultimate style icon, why not emulate his hair-do as well? This hair-do works best if you have straight hair of any consistency and a penchant for all things retro. Ask your barber to keep the sides and back as short as possible while leaving an inch and a half on the top. Then it’s out of the saloon and to the bar where your Old Fashioned awaits you!

    The Caesar: If you don’t have the patience do deal with styling your hair every day, a low-maintenance cut like the Caesar will be the perfect choice for you. Sported most notably by Russell Crowe in Gladiator and recently by Gerard Butler, this simple hair-do keeps on coming back. Perfect for any hair type, let your barber trim your hair evenly on all sides and the top as well.

    The Bond: Any fan of Daniel Craig’s will wish to exude the same class and elegance the 007 agent is so famous for. So try out the trademark Bond hair-do, which is perfect if you have straight, not so curly hair. Cutting the sides shorter than the top is just the start of it; some blending and texturing is necessary to pull this look off. And it requires frequent upkeep.

    The Skrillex: For those of an adventurous streak, the dubstep Messiah sports a crazy hair-do they can imitate. Simply grow your hair to shoulder length and shave the sides. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!

    Try out these amazing, trendy hairstyles the next time you visit the saloon. You’ll walk out a different man! For Real! 

    Four Fresh Tips for Healthy Feet! 2017-09-16T14:54:42Z Swagata Sarangi

    By now, you may have noticed we have a foot fetish. But this one is the best kind to sport, we swear. We believe our hardworking, loadbearing and dust-grazing globetrotters need to be indulged and pampered all the way.

    The result of course is radiant looking feet with healthy heels that glide across terrains and never give up on us. So here are four more unexpected tips to perk up the peds.

    • Mint them fresh: Putting mint on the feet is actually an old Indian and Moroccan practice to cool down overheated soles. The menthol in mint soothes and calms irritated heals and tired muscles and increases the blood flow to tissues. We recommend Spa Ceylon’s Green Mint Cooling Foot Relief balm, which combines the invigorating power of peppermint with healing arnica and lime peel to fix stubborn heels and mint feet a new radiance!
    • Socks rock: We know you think Indian summers make your feet too sweaty for socks, but really these feet gloves are also feet saviours! Try to wear socks and closed shoes more often, especially when you are working in an air-conditioned environment. Eliminate odour by wearing cotton socks and shoes made of natural material, such as canvas and pure leather.
    • Nightly care: Use a heavy cream on clean and dry feet every night in order to replenish the water lost during the day and nip cracked heels in the bud.
    • Slow down on carbs and sugar: It’s a little known fact but excessive consumption of sugar is detrimental to nail and hair health. Switch to a more protein-rich diet and see how your toenails regain lost shine and strength.
    Five make-up removers for pore happiness! 2017-09-16T14:44:54Z Swagata Sarangi

    Did you know that removing makeup thoroughly is crucial for healthy skin and that regular face washes cannot remove the makeup embedded in your pores? You need a gentle but effective cream or oil-based cleanser that can dissolve impurities and residual makeup, clarify your pores and keep away acne and blemishes. Here are five makeup removers with yummy, refreshing ingredients to fill you up with pore happiness:

    SeaSoul Hydra Mineral Cream Cleanser: Lightweight, hydrating and soothing, this cleanser is packed with Dead Sea minerals as well as purifying oils. It removes makeup, daily residue and excess oil making skin fresh and revitalized.

    Mantra Deep Cleansing Honey and Almond Milk: Cold-pressed almond and sesame oils deliver the emollients and nutrients to deeply nourish skin. Honey, a deep pore cleanser, removes impurities from skin and tea tree gently dissolves makeup while purifying pores.

    Puresense Face Cleansing Lotion: With its subtle floral notes, this everyday face cleanser and makeup remover protects your skin. Organic aloe and fresh rose water is blended with extracts of organic licorice to give your skin multiple benefits and enhance brightness

    Omorfree Olive Oil Cleanser: Enriched with Olive Oil and Almond oil, this cleanser is a boon to dry/ normal skin. While the effective coconut derived ingredient takes away residual makeup and grime, almond oil and olive oil deeply moisturize skin.

    Ananda Face Cleansing Cream-Sandalwood and Rose: Containing pure essential oils of Sandalwood and Rose, this cleanser and makeup remover nourishes and protects as it gently removes oil and build up on the skin, leaving skin purified and healthy.

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    The Healthy Way to Thick Hair 2017-09-16T14:36:38Z Swagata Sarangi

    Chances are you have overheard a variant of this line – Girls these days have such thin hair! Whether the speaker is a.) Your annoying neighbour b.) Your critical hairdresser or c.) Your waspish aunt, there is a kernel of truth in the pronouncement. Our manes are on the whole thinner than that of our ancestresses. More and more of us search supermarket aisles for “volumizing” shampoos and change our hair parts around!

    Dermatologists say increased hair loss is natural in contemporary times. Our diet is filled with hormone and pesticide-laden foods, the air in our cities --- we are looking at you, Delhi! – is more toxic than ever and as for the weather… well, the world is becoming the kind of hotter, drier place that turns silk to straw.

    Looks apocalyptic, doesn’t it? But there is hope yet. Experts say we can have healthy, thriving manes if – and this is a big if – we adjust our diet and hair care to contemporary needs. So hold up your brushes, solemnly cross your hearts and promise you shall:

    Eat at least one gooseberry fruit every day: Which is to say, the humble amla. Or any other equally rich source of vitamin C. It is a proven scientific fact Vitamin C deficiency leads to weak, dry hair. Further, the body does not synthesize this vitamin on its own, so you need to supplement naturally.

    Balance your hormones: Hormone health is key to maintaining a lush mane. Get tested for imbalances and correct. For instance, cut out “white” foods entirely if you have PCOD and you will see hair health improve in the long run.

    Use quality hair oil: That is, actually invest time and energy in caring for your hair. Never yank a comb through wet hair, even if you are rushed, patiently oil it two-three nights a week, treat it to a weekly massage and so on. Remember care today, hair tomorrow!

    Transform Blemished Skin into Luminous Beauty 2017-09-16T14:27:05Z Swagata Sarangi

    A rich, radiant complexion is the base of true beauty. Yet what should be everyone’s natural birth right sometimes seems an unattainable goal. Don’t blame your poor skin; she is doing her best in a stressful, polluted environment where purity is fast turning into a myth. Instead, help her grow into her innate radiance with these alterations in diet, lifestyle and beauty practices:

    • Eat more proteins and fewer carbs: Here is a diet tip not many beauty articles will tell you about. Eating lean protein foods, such as chicken, egg whites, paneer and kidney beans is good for the skin. Protein is full of amino acids that create collagen in your body, a substance that thickens your skin and leaves it looking clearer. To banish blemishes, increase your protein intake at the cost of minimizing foods with sugars and bad carbs, such as white bread, biscuits and white rice.
    • Practice pranayama: Yoga-based breathing exercises can transform congested, dull-looking skin because they have a dual action. Firstly, breathing exercises boost blood flow to capillaries, thus flushing away toxins from under the skin and helping regulate hormonal imbalance. Secondly, they calm the body’s panic response and alleviate stress, which is one of the leading causes of skin breakouts.
    • Give your skin a drink: People with oily and dull complexions often assume applying a moisturiser causes more blemishes. But the truth is oily skin needs as much hydration as other skin types. Hydrate your skin from within, by consuming not just fluids but also water-rich, cooling foods, such as cucumber, watermelon and gourds. And moisturise it from the outside through quality products that get absorbed easily.
    • Adopt a smart and pure beauty routine: Blemishes can disappear with the right beauty regime, one that is rooted in pure, plant-based ingredients and aims at transforming your skin at the deepest level. To this end, we recommend Aviance’s White Intense Radiance Revive Advanced Serum. Lightweight and easily absorbed, it is created using bio-energised technology and penetrates far into the blemished dermis to heal and repair it into luminous clarity.

    Try our tips, and own your new-found Hepburnesque radiance.

    Ayurveda: embrace the science, not the fad 2017-09-16T14:12:52Z Swagata Sarangi

    Imagine a beauty product that combines the purity of nature, the precision of science and the wisdom of grandmas galore.

    An Ayurveda-based product…right? No wonder, you would love to nourish your skin with its goodness. But are all “natural” beauty products Ayurvedic? And which Ayurvedic product will work its magic on you? Let’s distill fact from fallacy, Ayurveda style, so you can get glowing!

    First off, you know how grandma took her time to make ubtans or cure pickles? She was teaching you there are no shortcuts to beauty or taste. Ayurveda agrees. Just applying a  saffron ubtan won’t put the glow in your face if your liver is sluggish. So if you want to look pretty, also take care of your health. Remember, Ayurveda is a health science, not a cosmetic fad.

    Milk, saffron, diamond dust: Ayurvedic ingredients can be luxurious. Is it then a surprise Ayurveda is chiefly bespoke? The beauty of Ayurveda is it believes every individual is unique. It finely calibrates treatment to the elements of your body. No surprise premium Ayurvedic brands like Forest Essentials have started offering made-to-order beauty treatments. Pro tip: Look for products that suit your body, and not just skin, type.

    Ayurveda is potent. A little application of an Ayurvedic product goes a long way. Which means your bottle of kumkumadi tailam is a wonderful, smart investment. Recommended: Test your new ayurvedic product on the inside of your wrist first to figure how much of the magic you need!

    When it comes to Ayurveda, don’t dismiss the common wisdom of an Indian kitchen. Turmeric, honey, milk: some ingredients continue to scintillate. An Ayurvedic product can work wonders even when it contains these simplest of components.  And the most important bit. A “handmade” label does not necessarily have an ayurvedic product make. Look for trusted brands and practitioners. And unfurl into a beauty resonant with nature. Precisely, the reason why went an extra mile to curate best of luxury ayurveda products from Spa Ceylon.