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April 2017

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Beauty Crush: The Best Face Mask

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  • April 21, 2017
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I tried the best face mask and I couldn’t wait to share my experience. World’s most powerful facial, the raddest product and beauty bloggers favorite – the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. With the increase in skincare trends and so many product options available, it’s very difficult to find a product that actually works. And this Indian Healing Clay is one such product that actually WORKS!

I’m sure you must have read reviews on it from your favorite bloggers as well, but everyone has a different experience to share, right? So the very obvious things we already know about a great face mask are that it purifies your skin (deep cleanses), makes it glow, makes you feel relaxed and you can actually feel that your skin is more fresh.
For a person like me who has sensitive skin and does not experiment much with products on the face, trying this Indian Healing Clay was a task (read: risk). Because not every skin type is the same and even if you read hundred’s of reviews on a product it won’t necessarily mean that it’ll be the best one for you as well. Skin Care is an investment, more like a gift from you to yourself, it demands attention and care that is only achievable with the right kind of products for your skin.
This clay is made from 100% natural Calcium Bentonite that comes from aged deposits of volcanic ashes. There is a bit of science involved in what makes this clay such a powerful mask that can draw out impurities from the skin and “make it pulsate”. The clay naturally carries a negative electron charge while all the toxins and impurities on our skin have a positive charge. So essentially when you put it on the skin it attracts all the impurities from the skin, leaving behind calcium and making your skin clear, smooth and glowing like never before!
The instructions on the back of the clay tub said that you need to mix it with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar or water. Going with the cult status I opted to try it out with Apple Cider Vinegar. There is again some science involved here relating to skin and pH levels (you can google that up) that makes both the clay and vinegar the two products that work so well together.
I was very nervous to try it out on my skin, for the fact that it’s really sensitive. But I had to try it. So in a non-metal bowl and with a non-metal spoon I added 1 tablespoon of the clay powder in the bowl and then 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, and it started to fizzle (looked a lot like a science experiment going on ). When mixed it turned into a smooth paste.
Using an application brush, I applied the clay on my face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. When it started drying it felt tightening on the skin. When it completely dried I just washed it off with luke warm water. For first time it might feel like a struggle taking it off but the key here is to pat water on your face to dampen the mask and then wash it off or as an alternate you can use damp towel to remove it from the face.
After removing the mask when I looked at my face in the mirror, I was like Wow! The face looked so much clean, pores minimized and felt so fresh too. There was some redness but for only a little time. I did apply a moisturizer afterwards. With this kind of result I have to admit, I love this face mask! I use it every 2 weeks, because of my sensitive skin I don’t use it much often. I even tried it on my mother and she loved the results too.
There is another reason to love this mask and that is it’s affordable too. I got mine from this Facebook page You Dream We Deliver you can message them here and got Apple Cider Vinegar from Al-Fatah store.
Have you tried it? Share your experience with us in comments below on how did it feel and did it work for your skin type?

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Arugula Berry Citrus Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

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  • April 12, 2017
Oh hey Spring! The best time of the year, with colorful flowers in full bloom, a lot more greenery around, it is my favorite seasons. Also a great time for those garden parties, brunches, bridal showers or any get-together outdoors. But all those parties are incomplete without a refreshing and gorgeous looking salad and this Berry Citrus Salad has spring written all over it.

This Berry Citrus Salad  is bursting with flavors of spring, with a tantalizing mix of greens, juicy berries and citrus, crunchy candied almonds and pistachios, infused with lemon poppy seed dressing is delightfully refreshing.

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I have this thing for salads now. I remember whenever we had lunch or dinner at home, my mother always asked me to make the salad and me-being-me, I’d try out a new salad every time. Everyone loved those, so I guess that’s how it all started.
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Of all those salads I’ve tried and made over the years, this Berry Citrus Salad is my favorite. It’s juicy, has that sweetness from the berries and oranges, is a bit tart and tangy from that pickled onion and pomegranate and some crunchy, sweet and salty pistachios and almonds on the top. Also the Lemon Poppy Seed dressing enhances the flavor and makes a lot more wholesome!

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Give it a try before the berries and orange season slips away. It’s so refreshing to look at, it’s even more refreshing on those spring/summer afternoons.

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Argula Berry Citrus Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
by April-12-2017
Berry Citrus Salad is bursting with flavors of spring, with a tantalizing mix of greens, juicy berries and citrus, crunchy candied almonds and pistachios, infused with lemon poppy seed dressing, it is delightfully refreshing and so wholesome

Prep time: Total time: Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

For Pickled Red Onion

  • 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup water

For Honey Glazed Pistachios and Almonds

  • 1/2 Cup Pistachios, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds, sliced
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 3 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

For Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger, freshly grated
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds

For The Salad

  • 1 Cup Strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 2 Oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Cup Baby Arugula
  • Pickled Onion
  • Honey glazed Pistachios and Almonds
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Instructions

  1. For Pickled Onions:In a bowl combine water and white vinegar, add in sugar and salt. Whisk until dissolved completely. Add in onion slices. Set aside for at least 15 minutes, while you prepare rest of the salad.
  2. For Honey Glazed Pistachios and Almonds: Prepare a foil sheet by rubbing cooking oil to lightly grease the surface. In a thick bottom pan melt butter over medium heat, add honey and stir to combine. Now add the nuts and cook for 3-4 minutes while stirring frequently until golden brown. Sprinkle salt and stir gently. Spread the nuts onto the prepared foil sheet. Set aside to cool. Some nuts might stick together and clump, but that’s okay.
  3. For the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing:Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  4. For the Salad:Place the Arugula on your salad dish. Top it with strawberries, oranges, pickled onions and pomegranate. Drizzle the Lemon Poppy Seed dressing and sprinkle glazed pistachios and almonds on the top.

Notes

  1. If you can’t find Baby Arugula you can use any greens like Spinach, Red leaf lettuce, Purslane
  2. If you don’t like pistachios or almonds you can use Peanuts, Pecans or Walnuts

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