If you’ve read the previous Beauty posts, you know how much I love Lemon and how often I consume it.
I delivered our second child 3 weeks ago and since then taking fiber and protein rich diet. It helps a lot with recovery and breastfeeding. I’ve also been drinking this lemon turmeric warm water every morning that helps a lot with digestion and weight loss.
In my last pregnancy, I put 24 pounds and in this pregnancy I put a whopping 30 pounds. Since the delivery, I lost 18 pounds. I’m not trying any weight loss diet and the goal is to eat clean and shed off the extra weight by my 6 months postpartum.
Benefits of Lemon and Turmeric:
First of all, drinking warm water first thing in the morning helps a lot with weight loss. Adding lemon to it helps with digestion and rehydration.
Turmeric protects the body from bacteria, viruses, inflammation, and radiation. When adding both the goodness (lemon and turmeric) into the warm water gives your a health boost every morning. Again, Indian recipes do call for turmeric majority of the time. That might be give you enough dose of turmeric. But I’d still love to include turmeric in my morning warm water.
You don’t have to go crazy on the water though. Start with a glass of warm water with lemon and turmeric every morning on the empty stomach.
Wash the whole lemon and freeze it overnight. Next morning, grate the frozen lemon using grater and store back again in the freezer.
Every morning combine 1/3 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of grated lemon into the warm water and enjoy. The water is not bitter at all and smells just like turmeric (as expected). I don’t add honey to the water. But you’re welcome to add some if you find the water difficult to consume.
As someone who loves DIY and at-home beauty care, I never bought teeth whitening before even though I tried the Crest samples once in a while. I have been trying the baking soda one for a while and turmeric whitening option is something I started trying after I got pregnant. The ingredients are from your kitchen and it doesn’t take more than a minute to whip up these teeth whitening solutions.
Baking Soda and Lemon Teeth Whitening:
Mix 1 tea spoon of baking soda and ½ tea spoon of lemon juice. Brush your teeth with this paste and keep it in your mouth for 2 minutes before washing. Once done, you can continue your regular brushing.
I used to try this option until I got pregnant.
Turmeric-Lemon Teeth Whitening:
The baking soda whitening is not completely safe when pregnant. So, I started researching more on alternative and settled with this option. Turmeric being a stain maker in clothes, I found it really hard to believe that turmeric will whiten your teeth. After trying for a few times – let me tell you – it works.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, this a great alternative option to baking soda teeth whitening.
Mix 1 table spoon of turmeric with lemon. Brush your teeth with this paste and hold on your mouth for 2 minutes before washing. Once done, brush with your toothpaste.
I’m a sucker of homemade beauty care and this face pack is perfect for winter months or all year long, if you have dry skin.
During winter months, the air gets dry and it affects our skin, hair, and nails. Outside cold air combined with indoor air conditioning is enough to make the skin dry and dull.
When the weather cools down, I stop my once-a-month face steaming to avoid skin dryness and instead try winter face packs. This one especially is so good for our skin and you will soon say goodbye to dull skin during winter months.
- Avocado – 1/4
- Lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon
- Whole milk yogurt – 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Mash the avocado well and mix it with the rest of the ingredients
- Wash your face and apply this mask on your face
- Wash in warm water after 30 minutes
My toddler loves to make fun of me when I apply face packs. So I apply them after he goes to bed. eek!
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For a person who likes jewelry and likes to buy affordable jewelry, it’s a constant struggle to find pieces that you love that are affordable. On top of that, my taste for jewelry changes quite often as well. For example, for some months I prefer studs and small jewelries and lately I’m wearing long, big Jewelry. I love earrings more than any other jewelry and my necklaces are mostly long chains.
My typical jewelry shopping is either in shops during a sale or online (again on sale). I just cannot pay full price even if I LOVE the jewelry so much.
My budget for an earring is max $3 and even for other accessories its not more than $5. Recently I came across this app called Wish. They have app for both android and apple phones.
I started using this app since February and have bought 4 items so far. 3 earrings and 1 top (as you see I have a thing for earrings).
The items are shipped from China and the shipping takes few weeks. The first Items I ordered are the first 2 earrings above. I ordered them on Feb 25th and I received one on March 27th and another on March 30.
- The products are great quality
- All the earrings I bought are $2 total. These are super affordable.
- No additional taxes
- Returns are fast and easy process
- Buying through the Wish app is a simple process.
- You’ll be paying shipping separately
- It takes few weeks to get the product. However, you might get it in couple of weeks if you’re lucky
- I loved the top in the picture. But it didn’t look nice at all when I got it. My husband laughs at it everytime he sees this. yikes!
Suggestions: Before you buy any product, make sure you go through all the pictures they posted. Other people who bought the product, share their original product photos. I find it very helpful because you get to know how the product looks in real.
I don’t recommend this app for clothing purchase. I feel like the clothes are not good quality. Again, I bought only one so far and didn’t like that either. The clothes sizes are different. So there is a high possibility things might go wrong.
So far it’s been a good experience trying new kinds and types of jewelry through this app and the best part is that the products are very affordable. I would not have tried some of these types if not through Wish. Try it if you can.
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How about we talk a little about hair removal? Even though waxing is the most popular hair removal method, I tried waxing only once in my life and don’t know if my skin is too sensitive that I got heat boils after waxing.
So almost a decade ago, I was on the look out for alternative hair removal methods at home. For someone who has never been to a parlor for hair removal, I’d like the flexibility and comfort that at-home methods provides.
For any kind of do-it-yourself hair removal, make sure you shave in the direction of hair growth and not the other way.
Facial Hair Removal:
I do eyebrows outside and the rest of facial hair removal using my Panasonic facial hair trimmer at home. I bought it in 2009 and have been using it since then with no issues. All you need is one AAA battery to use this trimmer and that lasts for more than a year.
Amazon sells it for $19.99 and from my 7 years of experience, it’s well worth the price.
The only caveat is, you cannot wash this one with water, instead use a face wipe or baby wipes to clear this after every use.
I apply coconut oil on my face before removing facial hair. Hair removal is smooth and easy this way.
Body Hair Removal:
My 2 favorite options are epilator and razor. I have been using this Braun silk epil 3 from 2012. It’s little painful (tolerable) and noisy. So, I primarily use it for underarms. It does such a close shave that your underarms look much cleaner and brighter than using razor.
Using epilator, razor or even the trimmer I mentioned above will not increase your hair growth in any way. They’re equally good as other temporary hair removal options. Choose according to your comfort level.
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