Saturday, 15 October 2016

Currently Obsessed!

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I love going through what people love. things that touch them and captivates their interest the  most. Therefore, it's no surprise that most of my YouTube history constitutes of beauty gurus' morning/night/evening/holiday.. and so forth videos! I am planning to begin a series of my list of "Current Obsessions" so you guys know for sure the things you can go ahead and blindly buy/watch/read/. 

I don't really have many for at the moment as I've mostly been sick for a while, but I guess I'll begin to take more interest in new products from now!

Here are the three stuff I've been loving lately! Two of them are skin care products and one is an extremely popular Netflix show with immense critical acclaim.

  • Herb Day Cleansing Tissue by The Face Shop

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First on the list is a pack of cleansing tissues by The Face Shop. I've honestly had awful experiences with facial tissues in the past. Got the Neutrogena one after everyone was raving about them (fine, fine, I gave into Kim Kardashian's "recommendations") and ended up with stubborn rashes. However, the Herb Day Cleansing Tissues looked really cute and had a pleasant mild fragrance, so I decided to give them a try.

They come in a pack of 20 sheets and work pretty well in removing all my makeup and grime. I've never had a reaction from using them (which is a big deal, BTW), and hence can vouch that it's perfect for sensitive and acne-prone skin too. I think you should totally give these Herb Day Cleansing Tissues a try as they are effective and totally affordable too!

  • Tony Moly Skin Soothing Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask in Tea Tree

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Wow, that was a mouthful. Anyway, I first heard about Tony Moly, another Korean skin care brand, through a 7-Day Sheet Mask Challenge on Buzzfeed and a week later their store opened in my area! That was enough for me to understand the universe's hint. 

So I got them in Aloe Vera, Tea Tree and Sea Weeds since the S.A claimed they were the best for my skin type. I am obsessed with the Tea Tree variant out of the three, just like I loved Chia Seed out of The Face Shop Real Nature masks

It comes in a typical sheet mask packaging (attractive font and color) and sort of overflows with serum, which I personally like to massage into my skin later. It definitely helped in calming down and my redness and impart a dewy glow the next day. Purchased Skin Soothing Natural Pulp Essence in Tea Tree thrice already. Totally recommended!

  • Narcos

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I made up my heart after watching Breaking Bad that there wouldn't be any drugs based show that would even linger around its realm. But Narcos broke open that gate and created its own place in my list of favorite shows! So the show is based on a real-life Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. He was known as "The King of Cocaine"  and was one of the richest guys in the world back in early '90s. He is played by a versatile Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, who does a fab job at delineating the hurricane of greed, power, family love and the eventual twigs of survival Pablo Escobar embodied. 

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Okay, so the main reason why I even began watching this crazy popular show was Pedro Pascal. Sigh. I was still not over Oberyn Martell's ruthless death in GoT and there was no better way to alleviate that grief than by watching him as a kick-ass and charming DEA officer in Narcos!

So these were the list of stuff I am currently obsessed with! Lemme know yours in the comments below!

Friday, 7 October 2016

5 Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Boggled My Mind!

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Let's all just admit that behind our gleeful smiles and propensity to crack lame jokes, there inhabits a fathomless void which can only be filled with crazy dark humor and mind-boggling conspiracy theories!

Conspiracy theories are like a pinch of salt and spices that make our bland lives seem a little more interesting and Hollywood-esque. I mean, imagine, you aren't really this anxiety-stricken and ornery because of, well your own issues, but from all the inconspicuous hypnosis you were subjected to via your T.V! Makes you feel better about yourself, right? *ahh, the blame-game gratification*

The Internet is deluged by such many more conspiracy theories and I could happily spend hours reading and "investigating" them. These are the top 5 theories, among the flurry of stuff I have seen/read, that totally boggled my mind. I don't necessarily believe them, but they are a fascinating read. Of course, I am not gonna be discussing the origin of Illuminati or 9/11 and mars etc, since they're passe now. 

Uhm okay, so here are they:

  • Denver International Airport is the Illuminati's Headquarters

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The last thing I want to be greeted with after coming down a tiring flight is a creepy blue mustang statue with red eyes. Doesn't help that the sculpture is also infamous for killing its creator while he was still working on it!
And these chilling factors around the massive Denver International Airport does not even stop here. It is filled with weird paintings depicting Nazi skeleton soldiers and scary devil murals, mostly signifying terror and the end of the world.

Built at 33,531 acres, the runways of this airport is in a Swastika pattern, fueling people to believe that it could be the headquarters of the Illuminati

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DIA's capstone also displays a symbol which bears an uncanny resemblance to the famous "Illuminati eye" and the funding was apparently funded by the New World Airport Commission, which apart from sounding eerily similar to the New World Order, wasn't even known before the airport came into existence. And oh yeah, there's apparently also a large secret morgue beneath the airport. Hm, when I read that my mind first went to a zombie apocalypse!

  • Celeb Deaths and Their Doppelgangers

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According to this theory, Paul McCartney, Eminem and Avril Lavinge are all dead and replaced by their clones. 

So Macca was apparently killed during a car accident in 1966, possibly executed by Lennon, and was replaced by a look-alike, Billy Sheers. But Lennon eventually began feeling guilty and this was reflected in many songs, such as Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon can be heard saying "I buried Paul" at the end), I'm So Tired ("Paul is dead, I miss him, I miss him" when played backwards) and making "Paul" walk barefoot on the covers of Abbey Road, well because, dead people don't wear shoes. 

Conspiracy theorists believe Avril Lavinge committed suicide after the death of her grandmother and was replaced by her acquaintance, Melissa Vandella. I mean what else could explain her recent shitty music, right?

Next theory is that Eminem died back in 2005 in a fatal car crash and was replaced by a clone. It's said that the Illuminati approached him when he was a rising rapper and offered him their "membership". He declined. They got pissed, killed him and put a clone in his place. 

  • Osama Bin Laden was Killed Way Before the Abbottabad Shootout

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So according to the theory, Osama Bin Laden was killed way before May 2, 2011, but because the Americans wanted an excuse to continue waging a war against the middle east, they kept it under wraps, till it was time for the elections. What gives credence to this theory is that no pictures of his body were ever released (they can shove the "too triggering/dangerous" excuse up where the sun never shines. Remember Sadam Hussain?) and he was hastily buried at sea within 24 hours. Yeah, I won't be surprised if this one turns out to be true.

  • Brace Your Death?

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Remember air hostesses giving you emergency guidelines prior to every take-off? You'll probably recall this particular bracing position you are supposed to assume during a possible crash. Well, apparently that position would just ensure your death!

According to a conspiracy theory. you can sue an airlines if the plane crashes or meets with an accident. They obviously wouldn't want that to happen so they'd rather not have any passengers to survive the crash. "Brace" position would direct greater impact towards your skull, guaranteeing it gets crushed during the turmoil. 
I do not know how valid this theory is, it may be just a hoax after all, but it does send chills through you!

  • Snapchat is Used to Keep a Track on You by the FBI

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Love documenting your life on Snapchat with those cute filters? You may want to reconsider this addiction! Apparently the facial recognition feature was made so that the FBI could amass database of your face, surroundings and lifestyle. Creeeeepy, amirite? It may be bogus for all we know, however the recent Snapchat update which requires us to activate our Location to use filters does seem shady to me. 

So these are the 5 crazy conspiracy theories that boggled my mind. Let me know if you are aware of any!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

3 Drinks for a Clearer and Brighter Skin!

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We spend endless money on beauty products to achieve that porcelain model-like skin we're over-exposed to. However, more often than not the sole result we obtain is our stooped bank statement, and perhaps some melancholic guilt-trips following that! Now, what if I told you there are 3 drinks that not only positively facilitate in making your skin bright and radiant, but are also extremely cheap and easy to make at home?

So here are 3 recipes to help you drink your way to a gorgeous skin!

  • Ginger Tea with Lemon

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Gingers are a kitchen essential in every Indian household. Drinking ginger tea aids in reducing the signs of aging, inflammation and redness and also works as a catalyst in skin detoxification. And guess what? It also helps in alleviating nausea and other digestive issues, so drinking this tea will keep you light and fresh inside out! Here's how you make it:
  • 1/2 to one inch Ginger Root
  • 1/2 Lemon
  1. Place ginger root in about a mug of water
  2. Bring it to a boil
  3. Let it simmer for approximately 5-10 mins
  4. Pour it into a mug
  5. Squeeze half lemon into the tea
Adding lemon will not only enhance ginger tea's taste, but will also act as a powerful detoxifying agent with its powerhouse of Vitamin C!

  • Banana and Avocado Smoothie

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This banana and avocado smoothie is packed with potassium and good fats that help in lending your skin elasticity and shine. It's super-simple to make and is delicious to drink while reading your favorite book! Here's how you make it:
  • One Avocado
  • One Banana
  • Half a glass of Milk
  1. Combine them all in a blender and blend till you reach the desired consistency
  2. You can also add one tsp of powdered Flaxseed for added benefits

  • Green Tea with Mint Leaves

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We all are extremely aware of the advantages of inculcating green tea in our daily lives. However, you can augment the advantages of this cooling tea by adding a few mint leaves to it. Mint possesses several anti-inflammatory and astringent properties which will ease the acne clearing process and even out your complexion. Here's how you make it:

  • One tsp Green Tea Leaves
  • 3-5 Mint Leaves
  1. Bring about one mug water to a boil, throw some mint leaves in
  2. Add green tea leaves after a minute
  3. Let it simmer for around 2-5 mins
  4. Drink it hot

I hope you benefit from these 3 drinks! Let me know what you drink to keep your skin clear and healthy!