What’s the fuss about Facial Cleansing Sticks?

23 Aug

Haven’t encountered the facial cleansing stick yet? It’s time to get ready for a lifestyle -and a skincare routine- that is about to transform for the better!

What is a Facial Cleansing Stick?

Facial cleansing sticks are essentially face wash but look like huge glue sticks. They are exactly what the name sounds like: solid cleansers in the form of a stick.

Beauty bloggers all over the world are going crazy over cleanser sticks. After all, they are spill-proof, leakage-proof and easy to carry while travelling, so you can keep one with you while heading over to your office, gym or even when going out for vacations, without a worry!

So, what’s the fuss about facial cleansing sticks?

Korean beauty company SU:M37 launched the first cleansing  stick called the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. Ever since, famous bloggers have been raving about it, and now popular brands such as Boscia, Pur, A’Pieu, Etude House and Clinique are coming up their own varieties that are selling out like hot cakes.

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Sticking with the Facial Cleanser Sticks

Here’s what makes these sticks a game-changing innovation:

  1. Quick application for the lazy you

Got up late? No time to for an early morning skin pampering session? No worries! Stop cursing your alarm and get your hands on a facial cleansing stick!

Just wet your face, put on the cleanser right from the stick and scour it onto your skin. Treat yourself with a quick facial massage while the cleanser lathers. Wash with clean water and voila, you are ready to rock a blemish-free, brighter skin.

  1. Travel-friendly so you can clear airport customs like a boss

You’ll love it especially if you travel a lot. It is in solid form which means you don’t have to fear about fluids leaking in your carry-on or tote. Its compactness also makes it the flawless toss-it-in-your-hand-bag facial cleanser for a fun day at the seaside.

Now you don’t have to worry about exceeding the limit of allowed ounces on the airplane. You’ll skip the hassle of packing bottles and pumps and won’t ever get stopped by airport security staff!

  1. One stick, two functions

Searching for a good exfoliator? Look no further! Your facial cleansing stick can also be used as a second stage exfoliator.

Once you have washed your face with a gentle cleanser, use the stick to target particular zones such as your nose and temple for some extra cleaning. Use it as a spot treatment!

  1. Your mini salon at home

With amazing ingredients, these sticks can do more wonders then simply cleaning your face. For instance, Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment includes charcoal that detoxes your skin, while reducing pore size and zapping excess oil.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick is a small cleansing stick that is designed specially for removing eye makeup. Why is the size small? So that you can have a quick fix, whenever you mess up a cat eye!

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Say bye-bye to expensive salon visits and bring a facial cleansing stick at home!

Although they are a comparatively novel category, facial cleansing sticks are no trick. They are rightly called the ‘Face Wash of the Future’ because they really work well.

Owing to their massive popularity and hype, more and more brands are now formulating their own versions. These four reasons just might persuade you to transform the way you clean your face.

 

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E-mail Etiquette Every Professional Should Know

31 Jul

There is no denying the fact that communication is power and the best companies in the world are those which convey information intelligently. In the digital world, everything is communicated through e-mails and it is very important for an individual to be aware of e-mail etiquette so as to excel in the corporate world.

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An effective interaction via e-mails not only creates a good impression of the sender, but it also reflects a positive image of his/her organization. The best rule of writing an effective e-mail is to keep it precise and articulate. Objective should be clearly defined in the subject line and the choice of words should be such that the real purpose is communicated effectively.

Here are some important e-mail etiquette that every professional should remember:

  1. Always start your e-mail with right salutation. In case you know the name of the recipient, always remember to use their correct name in the e-mail.
  2. Choose the e-mail subject properly so that the recipient gets an idea of what it is about before delving into the detailed email conversation. If an e-mail requires urgent action or response; highlight it in the subject as ‘URGENT’. You may also set the e-mail priority to ‘High importance’ if you use MS Outlook.
  3. Draft your e-mail in a precise manner. Always remember that less is more when drafting an official e-mail. Clearly define your objective and keep it professional. It is better to use simple words than to adopt fancy terms that you are not much familiar with.
  4. Avoid unnecessarily using capital letters in your e-mail as it reflects unprofessional attitude and might annoy the reader. Make use of proper grammar, spelling and punctuation and avoid emoticons.
  5. Use clear background instead of patterned backgrounds. It is essential to use one professional font and color and avoid using multiple colors in your email draft. Highlight important points in your email, if required, to grab the reader’s attention.
  6. Use official e-mail signature template in your e-mail with proper name; mentioning your designation in the organization as well as the department. Include company website hyperlink, contact numbers with your dial-in extension numbers so that the reader can get in touch with you if he wishes to reach you on phone.
  7. Another key point in e-mail etiquette is to address the right person. One should be particular about deciding who will see the e-mail (main recipient) and who will get only a copy (using CC and BCC).
  8. Once your e-mail draft is ready, proofread it thoroughly before sending it to the addressee.
  9. Do not forget to enable ‘Out of office assistant’ if you are travelling or are on vacation. Leave your emergency contact number and contact details of any colleague or sub-ordinate in ‘Out of office assistant’ message reply.
  10. Before sending, read your e-mail out loud to ensure that you do not sound arduous. Even if you have to convey something negative, use a polite tone.

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Tired of the Rat Race? Here’s Your Route to Escape

23 Jan

“The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”

-Lily Tomlin

You know a person is normal when you see them with neatly combed hair, their 40ft cubicle, and that 9 to 5 desk job. For normal people like those, rate race isn’t an option; it’s a way of life. It’s their modus operandi.

The rat race tires the young blood to death, which is due to their itch for adventure, curiosity, and danger.

However, if you want to escape that rat race everyone’s been running in, you’ve got to step out of your comfort zone and take the steps you fear most. Oh yes, you’ll need to face the music by being the weird, wild, and free!

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4 Ways to Escape the Rat Race

Psst… here are a few ways you can escape the rat race and still feel comfortable in your own skin.

  • Forget about the Luxury; it’s time to Live Young – if you want to live young and free, you’d have to cut back on your expenses to the extent that only your necessities become your priorities. All you have to do is sacrifice your luxuries, choose simplicity, and save the cash for rainy days.
  • Make Money-Making Possible – Anywhere, Anytime – ok, this might seem impossible, but it’s true that you can make money without having to get up early and show up for an interview. Yes, its easy money and you can live off on that (only if you’re wired enough to understand that!)
  • Timeout Espionagethe problem with the rat race is that you just become habitual to the 9 to 5 and don’t want to work outside because you think you’ve had enough for the day. Let me tell you something, if you’re going to escape the rat race, this would be your chance to choose your working hours and give yourself some quality time as well. It’s weird, it’s unconventional, but it works!
  • Learn to Create Value – you need to add value to your life and adopt a mindset for value-creation. It’s your only possible way to survive once you escape the rat race. Provide the best quality to the people you’re working with and keep improving on that.

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If you’re someone wanting to escape the rat race, just know that you must have a guiding purpose behind your choice. Normal people just spend a lifetime in the rat race; make sure you’re weird enough to live free and celebrate every moment of your life.

Product Review: CHI Silk Infusion

15 Jan

Pampering your hair is just as crucial as your skin care routine. In this era of cut throat competition, a person is wide-open to distress and tension which can make your hair look dull and unhealthy. All of us wish for silky, shiny and beautiful hair and having gorgeous hair adds up a spark in your personality.

We all despise the idea of rough, dry, damaged hair. Hence, for this, proper hair care routine is a must.

There are various products which work as a nourishment agent to your hair. One exceptional choice for hair repair is CHI Silk Infusion. It claims to make your hair silky and is equally beneficial for men and women.

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Features

It comes in a plastic bottle with a cap. Famous for its shiny effect, it works best for straight hair. It readily gives the glossy and soft result. The price of the product is $45 at Amazon. It promises to protect your hair from the harmful effects of heating. It is an alcohol free product with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 at Amazon.

Performance and Quality

CHI Silk Infusion contains wheat and soy proteins which guarantee a pure silky effect to your hair. We love to style our hair daily, some days it’s going to be a straight hairstyle, the other days we prefer the curly look.

All the cheesy hair styling demands heating, which keeps it set all day. CHI silk infusion’s reconstructing complex protects your hair from heat. It became my instant favorite product to pamper my hair and gives a smooth soft look to my hair.

Application

In terms of application, it is pretty straight forward to use. The product is to be applied in washed, untangled hair. Take out a little product in your palms and evenly apply in your hair starting from roots. Cover all the hair with the product.

It doesn’t mandate you to wash your hair after applying the product. It also works as a heat protector so you can straighten or blow dry your hair after applying CHI Silk Infusion without worrying about damaging your hair.

Pros

  • It gives luster to your hair.
  • Provides strength and shine to hair, fairly easy to use.

Cons

  • It has a strong fragrance, a few people might not prefer it. Nevertheless, I love its smell.

 

 

 

Product Review: L’Oréal True Match Foundation

10 Jan

Makeup and particularly foundations hold the ultimate interest of most of the girls. This review might help you get an idea, if the most hyped drug store foundation has the qualities you are looking for or not!

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I started using the L’Oréal True Match Foundation good two years ago and found it great for everyday use.

Features

It comes in a fairly simple glass bottle with plastic cap, you can pump out the foundation easily. It is absolutely hassle-free and nothing too elaborate. The price of the product is £9.99 at Boots The bottle suggests it to be super blendable with SPF 17.

Consistency

Just as it claims  to be super blendable, the foundation really does work like wonders in terms of giving a smooth, even finish. It feels very light, spreads out completely, and feels like skin. It blends out to almost nothing, and appears to be super smooth and seamless on your skin.

Performance and Quality

In terms of the application, the thin consistency it offers is so flawless, it gives you the preferred results with right amount of coverage. It is tremendously easy is to apply. The color match it offers is really nice, and smooth. Being runny in texture makes it effortless to blend. It is thin in consistency which means no cakey look!

Coverage

It evens out pretty well in terms of coverage. However, it doesn’t hide out blemishes completely, so it’s not a super full-coverage foundation. But, it is still good to go for 6-7 hours without touch up.

If you desire to cover more of your face, you can apply a second layer of foundation. It doesn’t feel really cakey even if a bit greater amount is applied.

Pros

  • Being a drug store product it is cheaper, comparatively an economical product.
  • It gives an even, smooth faultless look.
  • Easy and fast to apply.

Cons

  • Being a thin foundation, it does not offer a greater coverage, you may have to apply double amount of true match for the same coverage which you can get from other foundations.

Here are the different shades available.

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