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Benefits And Uses Of Blackstrap Molasses | Upgrade Your Health

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The 1 thing you need to eat in 2015 – Blackstrap Molasses

What is Blackstrap Molasses?

What are the benefits and uses of Blackstrap Molasses?

When should you have it?

Allow me to tell you how to upgrade your health!

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Personalised Gifting Solutions | CherryTin

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Looking for personalised gifts for Indian weddings, or for a birthday or anniversary? CherryTin‘s got you covered!

I recently got this wonderful gift from CherryTin and loved it SO much that I decided that I must blog/vlog about my love for CherryTin and why it is my one stop shop for all gifting solutions. The gift that I recieved was a gourmet basket that contained Roasted Irani Pistachio, Organic Green Tea and Assorted Dates. Also, CherryTin has awesome staff- shoutout to Shruthi Gopinath, and their products are of superior quality!

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Natural Bridal Facial |DIY Facial For Glowing Skin

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A few weeks ago my cousin, Akriti, and I were showing off our moves while trying to follow the steps in our favourite Blogilates workout video. After all the kicking, stretching, panting and huffing, I made a few facial masks using stuff around the kitchen at home. After chugging some detox water, I began giving myself a facial. I had a big event to attend that evening, and I wanted my skin to glow. During lunch (that included cookies for dessert!) she told me that I should shoot a video on my how-to-get-glowing-skin-at-home-facial. Akriti is a makeup artist and told me that so many of her brides and clients ask her for DIY tips for getting healthier skin. So, she suggested that I document what I do to get radiant, even-toned skin. And there you have it, this video was born!

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Pick Quick with Valerie Barrios, Marketing & Brand Strategist

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Pick Quick is a new Q&A video series by The Beauty Reel, where we take it a step further with humour and wit.

A quick interview where we get up close and personal, with the beautiful and talented Valerie Barrios, Marketing and Brand Strategist

P.S: Be a part of our conversation, and come back next week to read the entire interview with Valerie (you’ll want to- she is funny, interesting and intelligent), for The Beauty Reel’s TALK section.

– Video shot by AJ Sikand for TBR in October 2014. 

– For more ‘powerful conversations’ and ‘pick quick’, click here- TALK

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Pick Quick with Alisa Phibunsiri, Soap Kitchen Bangkok

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Pick Quick is a new Q&A video series by The Beauty Reel, where we take it a step further with humour and wit.

A quick and humorous interview where we get up close and personal, with the beautiful and talented Alisa Phibunsiri – founder of Soap Kitchen, Bangkok.

P.S: If you want to read the entire interview with Alisa (you’ll want to – her story is not only incredible but also relatable), click here.

P.P.S: By clicking on any underlined terms, you will be redirected to the webpage where you can learn more about them.

– Video shot by David Heischrek for TBR in October 2014. 

– Location courtesy Elysian Tea House, Bangkok

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Valentine’s Day Healthy Fudgy Brownies – Cupid Hit Bull’s Eye

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, one of the only days when it’s acceptable to binge on heart-shaped anythings that are excessively sweet or chocolately, but I must maintain my passion for healthy-wholesome-eating. With that in mind I decided to share with you the one recipe that is Cupid approved…

Introducing Healthy Fudgy Brownies. In my experience, these are the real magic brownies!

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Natural, Anti-Bloating, Slimming, Detox Water

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I’m currently bloated and puffy, a reminder that I didn’t listen to my body when it told me to be cautious of the open bars and expansive buffet counters during the ongoing wedding season.

I’ve come to the realisation that when my friends get married, I get fat.

My system is in dire need of a major overhaul.

In an attempt to conclude the ceasefire, I rang my friend Anandini  from Diet Unlimited. I explained to her how crucial it was that I looked fit during a photo shoot that I had the following day. Besides I was going to be in a scuba diving suit in 3 weeks, and really didn’t want to look like an overweight fish in the selfies I would be taking down under.

Anandini shared her favorite detox-water recipes with me, and told me to drink 8-10 glasses of this slimming-vitamin infused-yummy water everyday; in addition to giving me a 3 day detox plan, that I will blog about in a few weeks.

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Innocence Stems From An Effective Facial Massage Routine

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Recently my mother proudly told me that a friend of hers’ told her that I have a very innocent, baby-like face. I was informed of this commentary when my mother and I were having lunch together on our dining table. While I religiously chewed my quinoa and palak paneer (an Indian dish made of spinach and chunks of cottage cheese), I began pondering over my innocence. I concluded that I’d rather focus on retaining my innocent looking face rather than figure out where I would stand on the Innocent Meter.

As I write this piece, I am 24 years of age. Occasionally when I remind my mum of this fact, during conversations that I don’t particularly enjoy having, she says “You’re hardly 24. You’re a few months away from 25.”

I don’t mean to boast, but I have been refused entry from nightclubs and have been denied drinks multiple times. I am not an attendee of the petite party and the unofficial legal drinking age in India is 21 years. The above, along with my mum’s friend’s opinion, is obviously confirmation that I look like a high-school’er.

Since one of my many life goals is to preserve my youthful appearance through naturopathy, I developed my facial massage routine that I do on myself at home at least once a week. I prefer easy-quick-mini-detoxifying-techniques (Oil Pulling is another favourite) that I can incorporate into my daily/weekly routine; as compared to a weeklong juicing diet or other such detox programs that may or may not include starvation and a bucketful of angry tears.

The facial massage techniques that I use are mainly adopted from Lymphatic Drainage MassageThis form of massage stimulates the body’s Lymphatic System by applying slight pressure over the lymph nodes. This boosts blood circulation and helps the body get rid of toxins and waste. I find that the techniques that I use help stretch my facial muscles, improves metabolism, boosts immunity, resolves water retention issues, de-puffs my eyes and face, clears sinusitis congestion and is a natural to way to plump and lift my facial muscles. These facial massage techniques can be done as often as you like, whenever you have the time. The entire routine takes about 5 minutes to do effectively, but if you only have half a minute then you can do the whole thing with fewer reps. The idea is to do what works for you and to make it your own. Change it up if you prefer and incorporate other techniques that you may know off, but do it consistently to look and feel younger. To retain my innocence, I perform my facial massage routine at least once a week, usually on Sundays when I pamper myself with DIY home-spa treatments and a glass of red wine.

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