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Why vitamin C has become the buzzword in beauty – Times of India
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Why vitamin C has become the buzzword in beauty – Times of India

From peel-off masks to day creams, to face washes, vitamin C has been making an appearance in an endless list of skincare products. The growing inclination towards vitamin C is a part of the massive shift towards natural skincare that the world is now witnessing. With consumers more educated and aware than ever before, there is a greater interest in products that are enriched with natural extracts. Vitamin C is perhaps, one of the most popular natural extracts used in skincare products. Here’s looking at some of its unbeatable benefits: Undoing sun damage Photoprotection is one of the prime benefits of vitamin C. This essentially means that vitamin C can save you from the damage caused by the harsh rays of the sun. Moreover, it can also soothe the skin and may reverse previous sun damag...
‘Abba had penned this on a card’: Dia Mirza turns emotional as she relives winning Miss Asia Pacific title 20 years ago
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‘Abba had penned this on a card’: Dia Mirza turns emotional as she relives winning Miss Asia Pacific title 20 years ago

It was an evening in December 2020 when Dia Mirza brought laurels to the country after being crowned the Miss Asia Pacific International. This was no small feat for the 18-year-old who had never travelled abroad before and 20 years after winning the International beauty pageant, Dia turned emotional as she recalled the historic moment.Taking to her Instagram handle, the Bollywood star shared snippets from the crowning moment that changed her whole world. Recalling her initially modeling days that led to the pageant, Dia revealed, “At 16, I was scouted by a modeling agent and that led to the pageant. Looking back, winning felt like transitioning from my old life to a new one. I was still the same but everything else had changed. As I think back to those times it seems like ...
HT Brunch Cover Story: Beauty and the beasts!
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Beauty and the beasts!

Have you ever seen billboards of make-up brands featuring men? Do you think make-up will ever be part of men’s everyday routines? If not, think again. Because make-up was always gender-fluid. The Egyptian Pharaohs back in 3100 BCE had elaborate make-up and skincare routines. Centuries later, popular musicians like Prince and David Bowie wore make-up. In between, warriors used kohl to protect their eyes on battlefields. Now a few male influencers have taken the baton... oops, the beauty blender in their hands to initiate conversation about boys and beauty without fear of judgment. Three digital creators tell us not only about hues but the deeper shades of stigmas associated with men who wear make-up.Metrosexual plus plus Siddharth Batra, 27  Already doing fashion and style ...
Turn into your own stylish barber this lockdown with these 4 best hair clippers for men
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Turn into your own stylish barber this lockdown with these 4 best hair clippers for men

A high-quality hair clipper is just what you need if you want to become your own barber. With the right hair clipper in hand, giving yourself a stylish haircut or a precise beard trim at home has becomes infinitely easier. While looking to buy a hair clipper, it is essential to make sure it is powerful, durable and reliable. Counted among the most sought-after grooming devices, a large variety of hair clippers in various colours, designs and budgets have been introduced by many reputable electronic brands. Here are some of the best options you can check out.1. 5-in-1 Grooming Solution: Surker 5 in 1 Hair ClipperThis 5-in-1 multifunctional hair clipper comes with five different attachment heads and can also be used as a hair trimmer, nose and ear trimmer, body trimmer and a...
Sandra Sallin, the 79-year-old beauty influencer who is setting new goals
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Sandra Sallin, the 79-year-old beauty influencer who is setting new goals

At 79, one would be expected to enjoying their time off their basic responsibilities and sit and enjoy the view with a cup of tea or a mug of coffee and a book in your hand. But that’s not true for Sandra Sallin, a 79-year-old beauty influencer on Instagram with over 20,000 followers and counting. Her bio reads: Artist; 79-year-old blogger, with way too many lipsticks; About women of a certain age; Kissed by wolves Sandra shares her beauty and makeup tutorials, the products she uses along with what works best for mature skin. Sporting grey hair in a blunt bob haircut, Sandra often wears dresses or summery dresses in her videos, along with fun jewellery like statement neckpieces and rings. Usually seen with perfectly manicured nails with a bright red nailpaint on, Sandra ta...
After Alaya F, Malaika Arora shares ‘trick or tip’ about the benefits of coffee on skin health, dark circles and cellulite. Watch video
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After Alaya F, Malaika Arora shares ‘trick or tip’ about the benefits of coffee on skin health, dark circles and cellulite. Watch video

The coronavirus pandemic and consequent lockdown may have us bored and cooped up at home, but the one good thing it did was make us more self reliant. Be it learning how to cook or to groom oneself, our new reality has forced us to be completely independent, as any form of contact could lead to possible contamination. The current situation also happens to be one of the greatest equaliser and the past few months have shown us how our beloved Bollywood celebrities are like us in many ways. Bollywood actors have spent the past many months sharing their fitness, dietary, skincare, nighttime routines with their fans, giving us a glimpse into what a day in their lives looks like without their huge teams to assist them. Malaika Arora is one such celebrity who has shared recipes, ...
Clean cosmetics: How beauty brands are setting a new standard for clean makeup and inclusivity
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Clean cosmetics: How beauty brands are setting a new standard for clean makeup and inclusivity

The conventional fashion and beauty industry has struggled with shade inclusivity for decades. Supermodel Iman, who began her modelling career in 1975, launched her namesake makeup line in 1994, due to the lack of options for women of colour. She continues to voice her opinion and lend support through her social media assets. On a video dated June 10, Iman said, “I’ve been in the game of beauty since 1994. Pre-IMAN Cosmetics, as a supermodel being strewn to all luxuriant pockets of the world on location with access to the most coveted innovators nothing should have been off-limits when it came to beauty. However, I would show up to a shoot fresh-faced, ready to be primped into divineness, and the makeup artist of the moment would greet me with what was a commonplace opener...
Hogwarts-inspired makeover: Ulta Beauty is bringing a Harry Potter makeup collection for Potterheads soon
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Hogwarts-inspired makeover: Ulta Beauty is bringing a Harry Potter makeup collection for Potterheads soon

Beauty brand Ulta Beauty announced the launch of a Harry Potter-themed makeup collection that includes Hogwarts-house themed eye-shadow palettes, brushes, and various lip products. The products range in the price bracket of $10 and $50 and will be available in the US from July 26, as per a post on Wizarding World on Instagram. While some Potterheads (Harry Potter fans in the muggle world) are excited about the collection, a few have also criticised the brand to have launched the collection within a few weeks of the controversy sparked by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s comments about transgender people and activism on social media. Few fans have also urged Harry Potter fans not to buy products from the makeup line out of respect for the transgender community.The beauty ...
HT Brunch Cover Story Summer Fitness Special: The fabulously fit Katrina Kaif
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HT Brunch Cover Story Summer Fitness Special: The fabulously fit Katrina Kaif

“Since we are all practising #Social-Distancing @yasmin-karachiwala and I worked out at our homes and put the workouts together for you to do at yours. Stay home stay safe,” reads an Instagram post put out by actor Katrina Kaif with step-by-step warm-up and workout listed out. In the movie Baar Baar Dekho, Katrina Kaif’s dance moves as well as her abs were the most talked about. Styling by Ami Patel ( Abheet Gidwani ) Then, in another video post, on Day 21 of quarantine, the actor calls sweeping a “seriously good exercise”.Rewind to 2016, when Katrina made an appearance alongside Siddharth Malhotra in Baar Baar Dekho two things had struck her fans: One, her dance moves in the song Kala Chashma. And two: Her body. Katrina had abs even Shah R...