My experience with VLCC

Last week, I got to attend the bloggers meet #VLCCStyleStatements at VLCC, Aminijikarai Chennai. It was really a fun event with a discussion on skin care, hair care, skin and hair treatments offered by VLCC and a pampering session. We had an insightful Q&A session on various hair and skin related topics. While having the discussion, we were offered a very good foot massage that was quite relaxing. Being a busy mom, I was not able to spend time on such pampering sessions in the recent times. So, it was something which was really soothing and relaxing for me.


Many people think that VLCC is primarily for slimming session. No, it is not.  Though VLCC provides one of the best slimming solutions in India, it is not limited to it. VLCC provides various services including Salon services, Laser & Dermat services in addition to slimming services.


One more thing I really like about VLCC is they do not just provide temporary solution for any of your problems. If you go to VLCC for treating your hair fall, they do not just start the treatment right away. They sit with you and understand your lifestyle. They even have in-house doctors too. They find out the root cause and work on it too. After careful analysis only they start treating you. The same applies to skin treatment and slimming treatment. Since they address the root cause of the problem too, I find their solution to be permanent and not a temporary one.


Answers from VLCC Experts for my questions:

As I said earlier, we had a discussion on various skin care and hair care related problems. I have asked the below 2 questions to one of the VLCC experts Mrs.Sushmitha Verma and Mrs. Madhu Sudha. Sushmita Verma is the Category Manager - Beauty for VLCC and Madhu Sudha is the Branch head of VLCC, Amijikarai branch.


1. Do you have any treatment for premature graying?

Expert answer - No, there is no treatment available for premature graying. But we have to find out the root cause and work on it to solve. We should be tuned with the body to avoid premature graying.

2. I have heard some people saying that coconut oil darkens the skin. Is that true?

No, it is not true. Coconut oil is very good for skin. It is a natural moisturizer.

Some of the VLCC Services you should try:

Under Eye Treatment #1 - Derma Heal Eye Treatment:

Eye Filler treatment, exclusively formulated with innovative bio actives. It dramatically reduces the visible signs of ageing around eye area by instant wrinkle filling effect. 24 hour-lasting hydration improves skin texture and boosts radiance.


Under Eye Treatment #2 - Visionergy:

An intensely concentrated treatment, Visionergy is engineered to tackle problems commonly faced in the eye contour area. Powered by a blend of potent actives, 3 combinative actions work holistically and penetrate deep into the skin to promote regeneration for an astounding skin transformation.

Visionergy minimizes and aids in addressing current superficial signs of aging while simultaneously performing at a deeper level to prevent the formation of future skin flaws. Skin feels plumper, firmer and denser to the touch and a natural luminosity emerges. A soothing action targets eye bags and puffiness to revitalize the entire eye area, smoothing out skin and giving the eye contours a minimized appearance of wrinkles and lines.

Vampire Facelift - For dull and sallow skin:

Maintaining glowing skin is hard work, but the much acclaimed Vampire Facelift ( A-PRP) Platelet Rich  Plasma(PRP)is  a  form  of  blood  plasma  taken  from  your  own  self  that  has  been enriched with platelets  and  growth  factors  and  applied  to  your  face  with  dermarloller.  This  encourages cellular  growth, stimulates  healing  and  imparts  a  youthful  appearance  to skin.  You  can combine it   with  other  treatments  like Chemical  Peels,  microneedling  with  radio  frequency, Dermarollers, Botox  andThreadlift  for  smooth  wrinkle free skin.


VLCC PH Road Centres,
No.323, Diamond Dune, Poonamallee High Road,
Next to Pachiappas College,
AminjikaraiChennai, Tamil Nadu 600029

Final Verdict:

For any hair, skin and weight loss solutions, you can definitely rely on VLCC to get permanent solution for your problems. You can also feel assured that you get the right treatment as they find and address the root cause of your problem. Check out VLCC Blog for more information.
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Famous types of Salwar Kameez in India

Famous types of salwar kameez in India:

A beautiful salwar suit teamed up with stunning accessories cannot be beaten by anything else. However, there is a common mistake that is done by most of the women is choosing incorrect type of salwar. You should consider your figure to choose the right salwar type for you.  The salwar you choose should complement your figure. In this post, we have shared the most popular types of Indian Salwar suits to help you out in choosing the right salwar type for you. 

Famous types of Salwar Kameez in India:

Straight-cut Salwar Suit:

When you are thinking of wearing that casual and comfortable happy – go – lucky type of appearance, try this style, where the kameez is a simple straight-cut. Any woman can try this salwar this salwar style as it suits almost any woman in India. You can, of course, consider this as a budget-friendly salwar as it requires a lesser quantity of cloth when compared to other Indian salwar types. This is a typical every day wear by the womenfolk of India. Wear it with a designer dupatta and an elegant pair of footwear even if you choose a plain salwar, and you will look just like a royal girl.

Staright cut

A – Line Salwar Suit:

This is one of the traditional styles worn by Indian Ladies from time immemorial. The design is simple. It has a tight fit at the waist and then has a flowing style that has the appearance of “A” in the English alphabet. These suits give you an elegant and gorgeous look – more so when the suit has embellishments in heavy zari or thread work. The latest styles in A – line salwar can also be worn casually to workplaces. They look extremely smart on you as they hug your figure in the upper part and flow down in the lower part. Women with hour-glass shaped body or slim figure can choose this type of salwar suit to compliment your figure.

A line anarkali suit

Anarkali Salwar Suit:

This design comes typically from the pages of history books, where the Turkish and Mughal princesses and queens clothed themselves in these salwar type. The dress is a closely fitted one on the top. From the waist – line the lower part is an assortment of frills or ‘kolis’. The more the number of such frills, the thicker is the lower Ghaghra. The salwar is always a tight fitting ‘churi’ style that clings to your legs like a pair of leggings. The dress is ideal for party wear, as you can have a lot of heavy decorative work done on the kameez.


Women with pear-shaped body can choose Anarkali salwar suit as it will hide your curves very well.

Palazzo Salwar Set:

This is a recent introduction in the Indian fashion market. However, the trend is now sweeping the ladies off their feet. They are elegant and comfortable – can be used both for casual and formal purposes, and can come in various styles. You can have narrow palazzos that look like trousers, or ones with a lot of width, with the appearance of a lehenga divided in the middle and worn like pants. The latter style is a bit outrageous for the casual every day wear but is a hit for weddings and other special occasions. The narrower version, however, goes well everywhere. You can wear a long flowing tight – fitting kameez, buttoned from the neckline and with a slit in the front.


Long Anarkali Styled Salwar Suit:

The simple Anarkali salwar suits go up to a length till the knees. When you go for longer kameez, that covers the entire length of your legs and reach up to the toes, then they are termed as long Anarkali salwar suits. They have the look of a western gown, with a difference in the rich embroidery work near the hemline. These are typically worn in celebrations and can also be used as a wedding dress. The salwar is a narrow, tight - fitting leggings – type one. Worn with a pair of high-heeled shoes, this salwar suit is simply a smashing hit in the party.

If you are tall, you can choose long Anarkali salwar suit without any second thought. Even if you are not tall, you can choose this as it will make you look taller.

Patiala Salwar Suit:

Many people do not know the reason behind the name. The origin of this type of salwar is Patiala, Punjab. Yes, you can see Punjabi women choose this type of salwar for special occasions. The salwar here is specially made with a lot of cloth that is stitched into a dhoti – styled pant with lots of frills, giving it a round look. The kameez worn is typically short in length, reaching till your waist line, so as to accentuate the beauty of the patiala. This can be used both as a casual wear and party wear, which you can wear to college, office, parties, and weddings and even on an outing with friends. 


Tips and Tricks to shine in your salwar:

If you feel salwar as a boring costume, you should invest in a good lipstick, kajal, mascara, nail polish, stylish accessories, foot wear and perfume to pep up your look. In this summer, do not choose a heavy salwar as it will make you feel tired very soon. Without accessories, you will not at all feel complete. You do not need to invest a lot in accessories. A good pair of earrings, bangles and chain are good enough. A dash of innovation is what we need to look like a star.

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Preethi Zodiac Juicer Demo Video

Preethi Zodiac Juicer Demo Video - Check how to make Pomegranate juice with Preethi Zodiac:

I have posted about my new Preethi Zodiac mixer grinder few days back. Now, I have made a video on how to use the Preethi Zodiac juicer for making juices. I have made Pomegranate juice for demo purpose. I am going to upload demo videos for other processes like chopping, grating, kneading etc. Stay tuned for more videos.

You can watch the video here.

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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Kid’s Diet

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Kid’s Diet by Jane Grates:

I recently took a walk with my kids at a park. I couldn't help but notice that today's kids are unusually overweight as compared to when we were growing up. I mean my son probably doubles my weight while I was his age. According to Centre for Disease Control, 25% of the kid’s population is considered overweight. With many factors contributing to this menace, sugar consumption outweighs all the others.

Even more worrying is the fact that the culprit is not the natural sugars in fruits or milk. The actual culprit is the additive sugar in processed food and drinks.

If you are tired of your kid looking overweight and sluggish, you can turn all this around by cutting back the sweet stuff from your kids' diet.

Follow the following tips and thank me later.

One sweet or dessert per day policy:

Animal crackers, frozen yogurt or even vanilla ice cream are good choices. However, if your children love cookies, there is no need to eliminate them completely. Instead allow them to decide the amount they want to eat without creating a restrictive environment. Do not create a confrontational environment. That way you are setting them up to learn their internal satiety cues. All said and done you are helping them prevent eating disorders later in life.

Avoid Fizzy Drinks & Juices:

Milk and water should never lack in your house. These are the drinks that you should spoil your kids with. It’s important to note that fizzy drinks and juices are “bombarded” with additive sugars.
While some of these drinks come with and an endless dose of vitamins, they are stripped of fiber which makes them not only lacking in this aspect but also contain more sugar than the actual fruits they are extracted from.

But let’s be real, it's hard to trick your kid to choose water over a mango juice right? As a parent, you can incorporate fun ways of enticing your kids to drink water. You can choose to gradually dilute the juice with water or rewarding them for every extra glass of water or milk taken.

Cereals for Breakfast:

The last thing you want is stressing your kid in the morning over some stupid argument about what to have for breakfast. They have better things to worry about, like a nightmare they had at night or even a number they haven't been able to crack in their mathematics class. Use oats to create porridge or even flapjacks.

You can choose to engage the kids in coming up with these recipes or even preparing them. This way you make them feel like they are playing a part in coming up with the breakfast.

Pack snacks ahead of time:

Have you ever realized that snacks vending machines have a way of flying your way when you least expect them to? Even the corner you last left a shoeshine seems to have mutated into a snack haven. If you are headed for a picnic with your kids, it’s tempting to grab a snack for them on a snack counter or the vending machines. Packing in advance helps you counter such temptations.

Cook more at home:

You think that family business that has been handed over generations can easily give up on their recipes? Probably no. What you don't know is that these restaurants have one common denominator. To enhance the flavors, they add sugar, fats, and salts. However, when you cook at home, you have control over what you cook and eat.

Look out for hidden sweet offenders:

Before buying any product such as bread and sauces, thoroughly vet the ingredients list for common names like glucose, dextrose, malt syrup, and others. This will help you come up with a rough idea of how much sugar is in these products. Lucky enough, governments are beginning to compel manufacturers to lift the veil as these sugar quantities will be soon available on these commodities.

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March Fab Bag 2017 Review

March Fab Bag 2017 Review:

Happy women's day to all the lovely women here. This month's fab bag is heavy with 6 products. I should say that this one of my favorite fab bags with my favorite products. You get a lipstick, nail color, body mist. herbal shower gel, ayurvedic sun block and flower power face toner. I am quite impressed with this month's fab bag. Let us see the products one by one. The bag is again another steel. We get a beautiful faux leather wristlet bag. I got a chocolate color bag.

March fab bag 2017

Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick:

This lipstick gives a beautiful semi-matte effect which will not dry out your lips. It has a rich creamy texture. The application is quite easy and smooth. The lipstick is highly pigmented.

Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer:

I got shade number 003 beige color. It gives 100% opaque finish. It gets dried very quickly. It gives high gloss finish.

This comes in a non-Toxic Formula. It does not contain formaldehyde, camphor, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens and lead.

Ayorma Sun block SPF 40:

This sun block is a union of Aromatherapy and Ayurveda that protects your skin against the harmful UVB and UVA rays. You have to apply 20 mins before stepping out in the sun and reapply in every 3 to 4 hours. It has turmeric oil which curbs melanin production. It has anti oxidant properties. It also has french lavender oil which soothes and moisturizes the skin. Geranium oil is another ingredient available in the sun block which can treat sunburn and impart a natural glow to your skin.

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5 Wow Gifts for the March Born

Enthusiastic, affectionate and charismatic, March born individuals possess certain outstanding characteristics that distinguish them from others. Celebs like Bryce Dallas Howard, Carrie Underwood and our very own Bollywood beauty Kangana Ranaut, all, exhibit awesome traits of charisma, sensitivity and generosity.

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Image courtesy: DNA India

Several gemstones define the persona of a March born or the Pisceans (as known astrologically). Aquamarine, Moonstone, Amethyst, Blue Topaz and Diamonds are known to suit these individuals. Aquamarine is said to be lucky and is known to bring positivity to the lives. Along with aquamarine, there are other variants like Moonstone, Amethyst, Blue Topaz, and diamonds which suit the March born personas.

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Natural treatment for PCOS from Grocare India

Natural treatment for PCOS from Grocare India:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a health problem in which the hormones of a woman are out of balance. Most of the women suffering will have several small cysts on the ovaries.

There are several problems associated with PCOS. The periods will not be regular. Few will never get periods and some will have heavy bleeding. Some women get less than 9 periods a year. There will be difficulty in getting pregnant. It is responsible for over 80% of infertility problems for which treatments such as surgery or IVF taken. Some women also put more weight due to the problem and they find it difficult to lose it. Some women get acne and male-pattern hair growth too. They get extra hair in the body and face. Some women have thinning hair on the scalp. Depression is another problem they face.

When it comes to PCOS, we should not restrict ourselves with temporary solution like pain killers. According to,  Untreated PCOS might lead to other health problems over the time.

Dr. Sonali Kolte, General manager of Medico Marketing, has mentioned once that undiagnosed PCOS can lead to infertility problems. It can also cause several health complications which can be attributed to other factors as well. She has mentioned that early diagnosis and treatment helps to control the symptoms and prevent the health issue.

According to Mayoclinic, PCOS may make the following complications more likely, especially if obesity also is a factor:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol and lipid abnormalities
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

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Get a free sample from Banjaras

Get a free sample from Banjaras:

Everyone wants to be beautiful, and who will say no to get the glow naturally. There are so many products available in the market which gives to instant results or moderate results after a couple of months of use, sometimes even no results. You should always keep that not all the products available in the market is using natural ingredients to give you the glow. Only few products are using natural products and give you good results. 

A cosmetic product that is purely loaded chemical can give you a very good result in minutes but be sure it is going to give you side effects too. The products with natural extracts as their main ingredients can give you expected result in a safer way.

Okay, now I know what is running in your mind. Is there any brand that uses natural ingredients as their main ingredients? Is that what you were confused with? There is one answer for you, and that is “Banjaras”. 

Banjaras products are predominantly made with natural ingredients and also gives you the best result. Imagine a pack of extracts from flowers and fruits and all the good things required to beautify you, and that is what a banjaras product is. 

When you choose banjaras you can be sure that you are using a product listed under PETA's cruelty free company as the products are not tested on animals. Also, they do not use any animal ingredient in their products.

Banjaras always has a love for nature and I know you have the same. There are many products available in banjaras for skin care and hair care, most of them are predominantly made of natural ingredients. They have products to cater the needs of the entire family.

Below are some of the best Banjaras products.

Banjaras face wash(Multani + Orange): 

Blank white plastic cosmetics, paste or gel tube isolated

It has now become a necessity to use face wash to cleanse your face regularly. Banjaras face wash is made with an extraordinary combination of multani mitti and super natural extracts from orange peel. This helps absorbing the excess oil from the skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead cells. This face wash gives glow to the skin by removing tan. It is a soap free face wash.

Key Ingredients - Multani  Mitti + Orange Peel Powder
Each ml contains Multani Mitti 1%, Orange Peel 0.5% and Gel base Q.S.

Banjaras face pack(Multani + Papaya): 

Banjaras Multani Papaya Face Pack

If you are looking for an instant glow to lighten the party, then go for banjaras face pack. It is made with multani mitti and papaya. Papaya gives a natural shine to the skin and multani mitti has a specialty of cleansing the skin deeply. 

Apply this face pack mixed with banjaras rose water and get that super glow. You can also try various facial kits available in banjaras, they help in cleansing, exfoliating and keeps your skin shining for a long period. 

This face pack is very much essential for the tired skin and polluted skin, it helps in removing the pimple and acnes. The scrub exfoliates the skin, the massage cream helps in cleansing the skin and relaxing the muscles, the face pack tightens the skin and gives glow to the skin.

Banjaras samvridhi hair oil: 

Banjaras Samvridhi hair oil 

We have already reviewed Banjarassamvridhi hair oil in our blog. This hair is not like the other products available in the market, it is made of all natural ingredients and natural herbs that is essential for hair. Amla, methi, hibiscus, shikakai, coconut oil, sesame oil, bhringraj, aritha, brahmi, olive oil, methi are all included in this oil. Each of these ingredients are essential for the hair and healthy scalp. It promotes hair growth and reduces splits or breakage of hair. It cures various infections like dandruff or lices. It promotes hair growth and also non greasy. 

Apply this hair oil on the scalp and leave it for sometime and then wash. Doing this in regular intervals will surely help you get rid of hair problems and gives you long and thick hair.

Hope this article gives you good information about the banjaras skin and hair care products. Start using natural products and get the natural glow.

Banjaras Brazilian Black Henna:

Banjaras Black Henna
This hair dye gives you rich black color without worry of hair fall. It consists of henna and herbs. The chemical content is less when compared to many hair dyes available in the market. Take a patch test as per the instructions mentioned in the pack before using any hair dye.

Get a free Banjaras sample now:

I have a good news for you. Now you can try their sample before your buy.

Here is how you can get a free sample from Banjaras.


Enter your name, mobile number, email address, gender, skin type, hair type and full address.

Click on 'Try at home' button.

You will receive the following message.

'Thanks for filling in your details. We will deliver the free sample very soon'.

That's it. Just wait for the sample to get delivered at your doorstep.
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