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All You Need to Know about Face Masks

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The two month long lock down during the COVID-19 Pandemic has had our country going into economic regression and the government has no other alternative but to relax the lock down for allowing people to start working and fuel the economy.
But with more and more people returning to work and coming out of the safety of their homes, it has become even more important to continue the safety measures like social distancing,wearing face masks and keeping hands germ free as the number of people suffering is now running into millions and this virus has very high infectivity and virulence.


Dr. Raed Dweik, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute (RI) has to say this about why wearing face masks is important ,"By blocking the exhale of virus particles in to the air around you, your mask is keeping the virus from spreading.Moreover,coughing and sneezing significantly increase the amount of aerosols in an exhaled breath, creating a turbulent cloud that can propel the contents up…

A Step by step guide to Essential Oils

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Today more and more people are making a conscious effort to veer away from harmful chemicals and embrace natural products in their daily lives.Personally I too am a big fan of natural derivatives like essential oils in my daily life and I add them to my  bath ,foot soaks, hair oil and even to my night cream to reap the goodness of natural plant oils.

When the whole world is battling with the Corona pandemic, these Essential Oils can keep your mood upbeat and also take care of minor health and beauty ailments even when you are sitting in your home.
So let us venture into this less explored but wonderful world of essential oils.





What are Essential Oils  Essential oils are unique concentrated aromatic compounds extracted from plants and hence are the  "essence " of  that plant .

Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing of the original plant or part of the plant like the flower,leaves or roots etc.

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Soapworks’ Murumuru Butter Shampoo Bar for Curly and Wavy Hair

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Shampoo bars are in a buzz these days , so I decided to see for myself what the buzz is about.
I chose Soapworks’ Murumuru Butter Shampoo bar for curly and wavy hair.

PRICE -Rs 694/-  for  80 gms  (but I got it at an off  at Amazon for 442/-)  



PRESENTATION
It came in a pretty pastel cardboard cover. Some might get it in a small tin box.


PROS  1.After washing my hair with it, I skipped conditioner and serum and my hair felt pretty moisturized   and soft. It was pretty manageable.




2.It made my hair look shinier too , my curls feel loved !
3.It lathers up pretty well.
4.It is very gentle on your scalp and doesn’t make it itchy.
5.This bar is pretty long lasting, it has lasted more than two months now with twice a week washes.
6.It has a very mild floral scent.





CONS 1.My hair felt a  little dry after one day maybe because I did not use any extra conditioner and serum.
2.If you oil your hair before washing it with this shampoo bar , you won’t be able to get all the oil off.


FINAL VERDICT

Book Review - Irrationally Passionate by Jason Kothari

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Pages - 243 Price - Rs 599/-for hardcover, kindle edition – Rs 255/- Genre – Self Help, Autobiography, Motivational
About the Author - Jason Kothari



Born in Hong Kong to middle class Gujarati parents, Jason had a tough childhood that included frequent uprootment and moving around the globe and facing cultural shocks and racism.


Jason Kothari is a graduate of The Wharton School and has been hailed as a turnaround specialist ever since he saved his childhood favorite Superhero comic book company, Valiant Entertainment, from bankruptcy and gave it a new lease of life, while still being a college student and he later sold it for a whopping $100 million!

Jason proved to the world that his was not a fluke case by repeating his success story with Housing.com, FreeCharge and Snapdeal , all of themcollapsing businessesthat were revived by him.

He soon went on to be one of the top ten highest paid executives in the world while still being in his thirties.Currently, Kothari is on the Board of …

Sula Late harvest Chenin Blanc 2017

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Price - Rs 482/- plus taxes for 375 ml (this wine is only available in half bottles )

Sula vineyards were established in Nashik, Maharasthra in 1998 by Rajeev Samant and the Sula wines are one of the most popular wines in the Indian Wine Market.
The Grape - Chenin Blanc 
Chenin Blanc is a profoundly versatile white-wine grape variety that has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years. The high acidity levels of Chenin Blanc allow it to be vinified in a number of different styles:from sweetly voluptuous dessert wines to light sparkling wines and as full-bodied, still white wines.

Chenin Blanc is a very popular varietal commercially because, the vine bears its buds early and ripens late, the sugar content can vary a lot , thus the wine from this grape allows itself to be be crafted to any level of sweetness, ranging from bone-dry, crisp and sparkling styles to a downright sweet dessert wines.



The Wine - Late Harvest Chenin Blanc Wine
Sula Late Harvest Chenin Blanc Wine happens to…

Book Review - World Travel In a Low Budget

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Price - Rs 220/-
Pages  - 126
Language - Available in English and Kannada
Genre - Travel Guide
Available on - Amazon.in and Notionpress
About The Author - Shrinidhi Hande
Shrinidhi Hande is an IT professional and has been travelling all over the world and writing blogs about travel at www.enidhi.net for quite a few years.His USP is a great sense of humour, practical tips and simple language.

About the Book -World Travel in a Low Budget


World Travel or travelling to foreign countries seems like an intimidating task what with the various procedures including getting visa and health clearances and of course difference in food and culture and most important of all - the cost of travel.Most travel websites and tourist companies provide consolidated all inclusive packages that seem convenient but what if I told you that you can make that journey in half of that amount if you plan the journey on your own.This book helps you do that- plan your own journey while slashing your travel budget.

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Jacob's Creek Classic Chardonnay 2018

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This was the third time I had tried this wine but the first time I am writing down a review.I find it on the bar menu of a lot of Indian restaurants.
The Brand  Jacob's Creek is one of the most renowned wineries in Australia offering good quality wines with a contemporary flavour and bearing strong varietal expressions. Named after the creek which crosses the famous Barossa valley, this winery founded in 1976,has a 165 years old wine making tradition behind it.





The Grape Chardonnay is the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted grape.Though the grape from Burgundy and California is traditionally considered the best in quality, Chardonnay wines produced in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America are also getting a respectable following for their contemporary taste and easy palates. 



Type: Barrel Aged white wine
Producer: Jacobs Creek
Wine region: Southern Australia (Australia)
Grape varieties: Chardonnay
Bottle:750 ml
Vintage …