Wedding vows you need to make to yourself before taking the plunge
Nov16

Wedding vows you need to make to yourself before taking the plunge

First of all, a word of congratulations If you are reading this, you are most likely soon be going to take the plunge into one of the most hallowed experiences of your life. Where two completely different lives will come together and become a single entity, thus combining two completely different backgrounds, beliefs and practices into a single lifestyle from which shall be born, among many other things, a new home. A wonderful thing indeed as it is something which will start out of the most important thing in life. Love. So, hearty congratulations are in place here for deciding to sanctify your love at society’s gate.   But are you ready for it? No, I do not mean, is the guest list ready, is your shopping list ready, are your parlour appointments in place. I mean, are you ready from the inside to give this day the honour it deserves? Which is why, among all other ceremonies that take place in a typical wedding, the marriage vows play a very important part. Because, no matter what community or religion, no matter the language of the vows, the goal of taking those vows together mean the same thing the world over. It means that you promise to work together towards making the best out of your future lives together by promising each other certain things. This is what a marriage hangs on. A relationship based on trust and mutual respect.   But are YOU ready for it? Yes. There are vows you can make to each other on that day. But do you agree that you first need to make some promises only to yourself, and believe in them, before making promises to another? Because, unless you are convinced yourself that you have faith in yourself in making the future work, how can another have the same faith in you? It is what you owe not only to yourself but to your partner and your future life together. Here are a few things that I think you should promise yourself before taking the final wedding vows.   I promise to know my inner self first Unless you have a deep understanding of the person you yourself are, the other person never will. And you can never give your all to something unless you know what that all consists of. So take some time off, delve within, be honest to yourself, and understand what makes you “YOU”. Once you do that, will you be able to decide whether you can make the next promises to yourself? Because knowing yourself will tell you whether you will be able to keep them....

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9 Effective Skin Care Tips For Brides To Be
Nov14

9 Effective Skin Care Tips For Brides To Be

For once when it is also about others Yes, the first and foremost reason you need to take care of your skin is for your own self. And only after that, for others. The only exception being, for the day you get married! Because on that day, not only would you want to look and feel good, but also, every one’s eyes are going to be on you! And for good reason too! You will own the day and there will be cameras to document your every mood, and these albums will stay with you forever. So what are you going to do about it?   Start right now Whether your wedding is a week away or a month, this is as good a time to start as any. Because, while a quick parlour visit before the big day will work on a superficial level, taking care of your skin at home on a daily basis for some time before that will make a huge difference on how you look on that day. Here are some simple but hugely beneficial things you can do at home which are as important as making the guest list and the shopping outings!   Enjoy yourself Do not get frantic with all the wedding planning and shopping and the last minute panics. It will only add to your stress. Stress shows immediately on your skin, under your eyes, and in a hundred different other ways. And it does not help your skin absorb all the goodness you might pamper it with. So, relax. Try and enjoy whatever it is that you have to do. And this will set the base for all other home remedies.   Sleep Yes. Sleep. As much as your body needs, and may be a little bit more. Sleeping beauty and beauty sleep are not often used phrases for nothing. All the beauty treatments that you do actually manifest themselves during those minimum eight hours of sleep you need to give yourself every night. Even without them, just a good night’s sleep gives your skin a freshness and glow that comes from within. And while at it, do not forget to rub on some eye cream or eye gel before you go to bed to ensure there will be no dark circles or bags under your eyes on the big day.   Drink lots of water Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the best treatments you can give it. The fluids help in quick skin rejuvenation, improves its elasticity, gives it a healthy glow, and helps enhance the other good you do it.   Exfoliate Exfoliation will help...

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Skin Care Mistakes – Are You Making Any Of These?
Nov10

Skin Care Mistakes – Are You Making Any Of These?

Are you overcaring for your skin? Taking care of our skin we all do or aim to do. But we have to be careful not to overdo it or do it wrong. Just as in most things in life. Nothing is good for you when you overdo it. Did you know drinking a lot of water is great for the body but drinking too much of even that harmless liquid can make you seriously ill? Ok, back to skin care and what you should NOT do about it.   Over exfoliating your skin Exfoliating your skin so that the dead cells come off gives you great, healthy and glowing skin. But if you overdo it, you risk removing more than that, which is your skin’s protective barrier and also its natural oils. This exposes your skin to damage caused by the sun, toxins in the environment and much more. So do not exfoliate your skin more than twice a week, that too gently.   Using the wrong cleanser Removing your make up at the end of the day is the right thing to do. But only when you are using the right cleanser for the job. When choosing a cleanser make sure it has natural ingredients that contain salicylic acid to keep your pores clean, antioxidants for overall protection and witch hazel that acts as an astringent. Using the wrong cleanser will not help your skin heal and will in fact make it harsh from too many unnecessary chemicals.   Not wearing sunscreen everyday Sunscreen, contrary to popular belief, is not just meant for a day on the sands or a day out on the roads. The sun slowly and steadily damages your skin even when you step out onto the balcony from your room. Make it a habit to use it every day no matter what your plans for the day are. Do not use it just on your face. Use it on whichever part is exposed, like your neck, your arms and so on.   Sleeping on cotton pillow cases The constant rubbing of your skin on cotton at night breaks down its collagen and may cause permanent ugly lines over time. Try using silk pillow covers. These will not only keep your pillows cool, but also save your skin from the damaging friction.   Picking at your pimples We have all been told not to do this when in our teens but we have done it any way, and most of us have regretted it later on when those scars have stayed for life. Add to this the immediate problems that arise from touching your face...

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12 Make Up Must Haves!
Nov04

12 Make Up Must Haves!

Whether you are starting or restarting, morning or evening Either this is going to be your first make up bag or you want to, yet again, organize your eternally overflowing make up bag full of things you either never used or don’t remember what you bought it for. Either ways this article is a great checklist so you have enough yet nothing extra. After all you don’t want to carry around a huge bag so that your make up bag fits in it, do you?   The Foundation To start with the basics, in the rough order you will use your make up, let us add to your bag the Foundation. The Foundation gives you a great complexion by evening out your skin tone. Choosing the right Foundation for your skin tone will take some time, but it is totally worth spending time upon as your overall look will depend on this base tone. You would not want a face that looks like it is a different entity from your body, do you? Also, if you have sensitive or acne prone skin, buy a Foundation that can be used on sensitive skin, made preferably from all natural ingredients.   2.The Concealer Where the damage is too deep and the Foundation does not work, there is the life saving Concealer. Give your under eyes a go over with it or any blemishes that stand out too much. Or make that pimple disappear if only for an evening! Yes. You call it Concealer, we call it Damage Control.   The Blush and Bronzer duo After the even toning what your skin needs is life and colour. That is when these siblings come in. A swipe of Blush on your cheeks makes for a healthy glow. Overdoing it never works though. For darker skin tones, a Bronzer gives a more natural look than a Blush, while for those with lighter skin tones, a Bronzer gives you a healthy tanned look. Apply a Bronzer from your forehead to your cheek in a single stroke followed by a small dab on the tip of your nose. A Compact that has both Blush and Bronzer is a space saver.   The Highlighter A Highlighter does a great job of illuminating healthily glowing skin. Apply the Highlighter down the bridge of your nose, followed by your cheekbones, then the inner corners of your eyes, above your brows, and a bit on the indent above your upper lip. Dab on a bit on the centre of your chin and forehead.   The Eyeshadow palette Instead of going berserk looking for the right eyeshadow from the clutter of...

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Enrich Salons partners with Symbiosis Skills & Open University
Oct31

Enrich Salons partners with Symbiosis Skills & Open University

Bringing beauty to the fingertips of the beautician Every body looks for a good salon to go to for some kind of beauty treatment or the other. But amongst those, there are very many who also look to work in those very salons and make it their life’s job to make others beautiful. The partnering of these two giants in the Beauty & Wellness Industry is very good news for them. Specially because in India, the education needed by beauticians has mostly been very unstructured till now. People with a passion and the skills have mostly joined salons as trainees and learnt on the job. While this has worked out great for many, now there is an option for going about it in a structured way through courses brought to them by two very big names.   Enrich and education From the beginning, Enrich Salons has invested as much thought and effort into educating its beauticians as it has in its salons that serve beauty on a platter to customers. Enrich Academy was formed with the former intent in mind and now operates at five locations across Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. Its sole purpose is to disseminate its learnings to students not only about the basics of the beauty industry from beauty to salon management, but also the special skills learnt through the years. It also updates the existing technicians about the latest trends and styles along with the know how. It does so through a rich line up of visiting faculty, industry practitioners and international trainers. A variety of courses one can choose from helps learners focus on what they want to specialize in.   Symbiosis Skills & Open University Symbiosis Skills & Open University started with the objective of providing long distance skill based learning. Today it is an educational institution with schools and colleges across twenty campuses. Thousands of students from India and abroad benefit from their easy to access yet completely structured education system.   What both of them plan to do together Enrich and Symbiosis getting together means providing you with the best education in the beauty & wellness industry through the best platforms available. The curriculum is being set in compliance with the National Occupational Standards and the National Skill Qualification Framework. There will be various entry and exit levels keeping in mind that not all students come in with a standard knowledge set and, it being a matter of professional education, not all students will need to leave only after having attained another standard knowledge set. Regular skill assessments, multiple methods of teaching will be provided, along with employment guidance for those...

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Enrich Salons is the first to bring you Olaplex and Decleor in India
Oct23

Enrich Salons is the first to bring you Olaplex and Decleor in India

The two latest reasons why Enrich Salons is the one to choose Olapex and Decleor are the latest offerings from Enrich Salons to its beautiful customers, and these international services have been long awaited by many. They are finally here, and Enrich Salons is proud to be the first to bring them to you.   What is Olaplex? Olaplex is a treatment that strengthens the innermost portions of your hair, and can only be availed of as a salon service. It is the only treatment that actually rebuilds broken hair bonds through three steps. First a Bond Multiplier® begins the repairing process by rebuilding disulfide bonds. Next a Bond Perfector® finishes what the first step might have left out to give you the healthiest hair possible. The third step is a Hair Perfector® that the customer gets to take home to protect his or her hair from future damage.   What is Decleor? Decleor is a premium international range of beauty services for your skin, whether face or body, and is somewhat what Kerastase is for hair. It is the result of forty years of research on aromatherapy, which forms the basis of the treatments. It makes the use of essential oils to combine aromatherapy with phytotherapy, or plant aided treatment, to provide you with what your skin and body deserve. Complete holistic and natural care. No matter what your skin type, there are different Decleor treatments to suit your need.   Why did Enrich Salon choose to bring these to you? Enrich Salons has always striven to bring you the best of the best and has partnered with the most noteworthy brands so you can trust them with your self. When you walk into an Enrich Salon, you know you are in good hands. This is because Enrich has succeeded because of its vision of serving the customer best by constant upgradation of its products and services to bring you only the tried and tested best. Olaplex and Decleor certainly fit that bill. And Enrich is proud to present it first to you in India. A few more words about how Enrich was also chosen by the two brands will be in place here.   Enrich Salon does not compete Yes we could have talked about how Enrich is different from competition. But Enrich does not do what it does to get better than others. It continually strives to better its own self. And the taking care of competition follows without even trying. It is not for nothing that what started as a single salon in 1997, is today Mumbai’s largest unisex salon chain with branches in Bengaluru,...

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