Thursday, December 19, 2013

Indian Facial Mask: Turmeric Mask

Although there are tons of recipes for this mask available on Youtube and Google, I thought I would put my version of it out there on the Internet too :-) (because, why not?)

This is not plagiarism, since this mask is something that all of us from India were subjected to, growing up. This is an old Indian kitchen beauty secret/treatment. One among thousands. You can Google the benefits of turmeric and the other ingredients used in this mask. Listed below is my recipe. I use it as and when possible (I have too many packaged ones to finish first)


  • 1 tbsp. Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1/2 tbsp. Organic Turmeric
  • 1 spoon Raw Organic Manuka Honey
  • [Whole Milk] or [Organic Yogurt + Freshly squeezed Lime juice] ... don't use lime juice and milk together since lime will turn/spoil the milk

Mix and make a smooth paste. Apply to a freshly washed face. Let it dry for 30 mins. or more. Wash with lukewarm water (no soap). Be gentle. Moisturize.

If you made this in excess, store in the fridge (not for more than 3 days)

If you have a lighter complexion (lighter than MAC NC35) this mask will stain your face with a yellow tint, but it does fade in a few hours (use high quality turmeric please)

If you try this, please let me know how this worked out for you. Thanks!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hand Shit Hand Cream

Just like the name says, this is THE SHIT... In a good way(what has our English come to? LOL)

I occasionally use Hand Shit Hand Cream in Sweet Pea Lilac scent. It smells amazing and is a very thick hand balm. Heals dry hands, especially good for winters. I came across it in Asheville, NC and fell in love with it. Then came home and pronto purchased it online, on Amazon I think. Company called Blue Q makes it and they have a lot of products with "Shit" in the title. Just a quirky sense of humor. If the product is good, I don't care about anything else. Check out the ingredients:

Sunflower Oil and Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Ozokerite Wax, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Kaolin Clay, Pirified Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cocoglycerides, Frafrance, Glyceryl Caprylate & Glyceryl Undecylinate, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin E

Phew... Look at the pics...

Definitely recommend this shit!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Random and hair update

I have been using Gia's Red Oil since last week, so far I've used it twice. It's too early to tell a difference yet. But for my med-long thick hair I take 2 full tablespoons of oil in a glass bowl, heat in the microwave for a few seconds and then apply using a hair color brush (too hot for my fingers).

500 ml. has around 32 tablespoons. Which means I will end up using this oil in 16 applications, of which 2 are already done. I must say, that's not a good value for money. But we will measure the effects every 4 uses.

My hair washing cycle was all over the place and since I did not oil over the weekend, I oiled before sleeping last night. And had to wash my hair before leaving for work today. I hate showering in the morning. I like to shower before I hit the bed. It was so cold and all that moisturizing is a hassle when you're trying to get to work on time. Brrrrrrr........