TOVO INFUSIONS-CHENNAI

This restaurant was one of the place where I really wanted to try their food and it was on the top of my foodie list since this restaurant looked really attractive from outside whenever I crossed this restaurant. So, on that day I was craving for some delicious  burgers since tovo is famous for their burgers I thought it was the right time to go and fulfill my foodie list.

 

Firstly I must say hats off to their ambiance, as much as it is looking attractive from outside it is looking spectacular inside. The ambiance has an elegant rustic finish and  the best part of Tovo is that the plates that they serve is also rustic . I would rate Tovo for their ambiance-5/5.

Now lets talk about the major part that is FOOOOODD..

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I ordered the Paneer Steak Burger, I must definitely say the Burger was really juicy and fresh.   The taste was awesome, it really went along with the sauces.

Overall I would rate this dish- 4.5/5

 

 

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The Second Burger that I ordered was the Lamb Burger. The taste was average and I didn’t find the Lamb Burger fantastic since I have tasted beautiful Lamb Burger elsewhere. I really had high hopes on this Lamb Burger but it didn’t fulfill my expectations.

So i would rate this dish-2.5/5

TOVO is a great place to enjoy your food with your loved ones. The service was great and the concept is quite in touch with the modern food making. I would highly recommend Tovo, give it a try and I don’t think they will let you down…!

 

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THAT WAFFLE PLACE-CHENNAI

Waffle and Pancakes are my comforting desserts since you can eat this dessert at any point of time, I consider waffles and Pancakes as a rule breaker. I was craving for pancakes since it has been so long that I have eaten pancakes so I decided to try out THAT WAFFLE PLACE since I heared we get here awesome pancakes and waffles.

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Talking about their ambience, the dessert cafe is a small outlet yet they have decorated it in a cute way by putting up the waffle cutesy posters with high side tables and chairs and the best part of this place is that as you are waiting for your order, you can actually watch them making your order in front of your eyes! I would rate for their ambience 4.5/5

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I chose the all time basic/classic waffle i.e peanut butter and chocolate waffle. The waffle did taste very soft and crunchy, overall it was pretty decent but they did a good job of making it like a waffle sandwich which makes it easier for us to eat. As a kid I always loved the relationship of Peanut butter and Chocolate.

I would rate the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Waffle-3.5/5

 

 

ABOUT PANCAKES

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I seriously have no words to talk about the “NUTELLA PANCAKE” because I literally went like mmmm..yummm with every bite of nutella pancake. If you are a nutella fan just like me or if you are a chocoholic, this is definitely a must try if you are visiting “THE WAFFLE PLACE”

I would rate the Nutella Pancake-4.5/5

 

 

“THAT WAFFLE PLACE” is pocket friendly so you can go ahead with your friends and family and do some chit chat with your buddies and at the same time enjoy some delicious waffles and pancakes.

 

Bubble Bee- Chennai

I am pretty sure we all go through this sweet cravings quite often, so this sweet craving decided to hit me up in my head and trust me I couldn’t control especially when you go through all this chocolate tempting videos on Instagram. As I was going through all the videos I came across through the Bubble bee post which looked really tempting and that’s why I made up my mind to visit Bubble Bee.
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The ambiance was cute and cozy, it is perfect to hang out with your friends and family. They have a theme of bees which is painted all over their wall- it is pretty cool to see the bees all over their wall while having your dessert. They have a limited seating but they also have a outdoor seating which makes it up for the limited seating.  The service was good and the servers were courteous and polite while taking up the order and also while serving us with a beautiful looking dessert.

Bubble Bee has a wide varieties of of ice creams and also different varieties of bubble waffle. If you wish to customize your own bubble waffle, you are free to customize by choosing the base, fillings, toppings and many more. So I ordered the Double Trouble- when the server put it on our table since it was the first thing that we had ordered I was like OMG!! it was like a small dream come true since I was drooling over the exact same post on my Instagram. Talking about the taste it didn’t reach as per my expectations but the taste was really smooth and creamy and full justice it did satisfy my chocolate craving for that day. I would rate the Double Trouble-3/5.bubble bee 2

The next thing we had ordered was the Rocky Road- this bubble waffle was pretty amazing and more chocolatey, it was kind of better than the Double Trouble. Rocky Road has chocolate based waffle filled with chocolate ice cream topped up with my all time favorite chocolate Ferraro Rocher. The twirl of chocolate sauce and the chocolate waffle stick makes it look very beautiful. Rocky Road is perfect for all the chocoholics out there and my rating for Rocky Road would be 4/5.

Overall it was a good experience to try out this new concept of Bubble waffle. Bubble Bee would be a perfect place for the waffle lovers and sweet tooth lovers. So if you looking forward to try out a different unique dessert, go ahead with your buddies and enjoy the amazing bubble waffles.

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BEST DOSA I’VE EVER HAD IN CHENNAI!!

I have become this foodie person since the time I reached Chennai, there are amazing restaurant in every nook and corner for affordable prices. Talking about the Best Dosa I had here in Chennai was truly amazing. When you see the sizzling hot Dosa station, it is enough to make your mouth water.

TOSAI is one of the best places where I’ve had dosa and obviously being a South Indian I love love Dosa because it is one of the healthiest dish. The specialty about this restaurant is that they sell 99 varieties of Dosa.

TOSAI Dishes are very unique that they spice up the simple regular dosa to their own quirky twist which I think is very creative. I had American Chopsey Dosa and Schezwan Cheese Dosa, both had their own unique flavor but if I had to choose the best among the two dishes that I tried, I would definitely choose SCHEZWAN CHEESE DOSA.                   

OMG!! When you take the first bite of the Schezwan Cheese Dosa, the Dosa and the Cheese mixed with the Schezwan flavor it just melts in your mouth which is so satisfying. It is definitely MUST TRY!!. TOSAI has a total of 10 outlets in Chennai, the one which I visited was located in Ashok Nagar. The ambiance of this place is amazing even though it is a small kiosk, they have arranged it very well with good wooden seating arrangement and a little bit of wooden fence decoration which makes it look beautiful and attractive.  It is an awesome place to hang out with your friends and family.

So if you are one of a Dosa Lover just like me, you must go ahead try this place out and let me know in the comments below.

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MY COLLEGE LIFE IN INDIA

Hey guys,

I know it has been such a long time since I have blogged, the reason is that so much changes was happening in my life, talking about changes in my life-it means making new friends, Hostel Life, New place, College, Studies, etc etc.. And yes you guessed it right I have been Studying for my Masters in Hyderabad, India. Initially it was hard for me to get adjusted to a new place since you guys know I have been staying all my life in Dubai since childhood with my parents and my friends, it is my first time staying away from them so I felt excited to be independent and at the same time also nervous to stay away from my parents. So here I am to share with you guys my journey and give you some tips and tricks to survive your college life since you guys are part of my family.

It is fine to admit that you’re a little bit terrified of this brand new situation,especially visiting somewhere where you know nobody is bad in itself but when you are being dropped off there and told by your parents,”See you in three months”, you suddenly realize how alone you are. I had unrealistic expectations and unnecessary worries, I just finished with my first year of my college and I have learned a lot throughout these few months.tips-and-tricks-to-survive-college-life-e1526114360216.jpeg

FOOD– In the initial month of my College, I had a huge trouble getting adjusted with the food which also affected my health, I got stomach upset, diarrhea and what not….since I was not used to eating the spicy food, but with time I got adjusted with the food and started loving the Spicy Hyderabadi Biryani. I ate most of the time at the Hostel Mess since I am living on a student budget and at times to fulfill my cravings I go out and explore various restaurants in Hyderabad. So the advice I would give if you are going to eat at the Hostel Mess is that Hostel Mess gives us a limited choices of food which can be boring or it can be either a good for nothing goop of unnamed curry, but there is almost always the Choice of Dal. Choosing Dal and Roti instead of plain rice is better than taking a bit of everything. Gobble up a lot of Soy chunks and Paneer in a limited amount. Choose the best and leave the rest.

MAKING NEW FRIENDS– I am actually very bad at initiating the first conversation with anyone who I have never spoken to in my life and wait for that person to come and talk to me so I try to make myself comfortable in the conversation and avoid the awkward introduction of myself. I think I am a Ambivert person( neither introvert nor extrovert). But touch wood I have got an amazing friends who are very helpful to me and we have got really close as a family in such a short span. So my advice for you is “DO NOT BE LIKE ME” and try to initiate conversation with at least one new person each day, it can be in the morning, it can be before class starts or during your breaks, but trying to talk to one new person each day can be a great way to meet people and get to know their personality and interests, ultimately you make friends with some of them and try going out with them.

COLLEGE DRAMA– College friendships are awesome especially if you live on campus. These friendships can last you a lifetime. On the downside though college friendships can be way too intense because you spend so much time together. Theres so much stress in the life of a typical college student and it tends to spill out on your social life. You really cant avoid college drama like if your friend has spilled out the secret you told him/her or create unnecessary rumors about you and being judged based on your appearance. Yes it would hurt for a tiny bit but learn to take a deep breath and remind yourself of all the more important things in your life- don’t focus on these things. They’ll fade away eventually and will fade away faster if you would learn to focus on other things and not let this bother you.

College Roomie– Upon your arrival of your college, you have no idea who is going to be your roomate, you get completely anxious about the thoughts of having a roommate. But there are the few realities you come across when you have your college roomate:-

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  1.  When you first move into your room with your roommate, you may have this awkward formal thing going on between each other. At that time you have to get adjusted with your sleeping schedules and get to know if your roommate prefers to sleep with lights on or if she prefers sleeping in complete darkness. But no matter how many compromises you might have to make, the awkward stage just passes by eventually.
  2. Secondly after all the awkward formal thing going on, the second stage is the learning stage where you would get to know more about your roommate personality. If you think she is not that one roommate you are looking for and cannot be adjusted with her, you can go to your hostel authorities and demand for a change of roommate, but there are possibilities in some colleges where it can be difficult to change your roommate, at that time this stage is filled with learning the little things about them that no one but your roommate needs to know. There is a saying “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails”.

Now at this point you and your roommate will get a bit close. Whether you know it or not, your roommate will know your entire life- this happens especially if you and your roommate are close friends. They will more than likely to see you at some of your worst point throughout the year.

Adjusting to college is undoubtedly difficult and adjusting to living with someone might be even harder. But if you do it right, things would go in a right way and may end having a roommate who would be your best friend. Time spent at the university is the best time for most people. More people keep these memories for life. This is the place where you can learn to live independently and be responsible in many ways.

HAPPY COLLEGE LIFE

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Neutrogena HydroBoost Water Gel Review

I am always on a lookout for moisturizer that are super-duper hydrating and absorbs quickly on your skin without making your skin oily, the most important thing is if the moisturizer is safe for sensitive skin as I have an acne prone skin. I have been using this product for the past 7 days, I was hesitant at first because I thought it would leave my skin oily but after using it for 7 days I am very impressed with this product as how soft and supple my skin feels i.e after I’m ready to cleanse my face.

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The key ingredient for Neutrogena HydroBoost Water Gel cream is Hyaluronic acid i.e a powerful and strong moisturizer that holds unto 1000 times its weight in water and keeping the skin plumped and hydrated,Dimethicone and glycerin (maintains the skin’s moisture barrier, so water won’t evaporate faster than it can be reabsorbed).

The Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel 50 ml comes packaged in a a blue crystal tub, with a white plastic cover, as I opened I was amused to see that the gel like cream is also a light shade of blue.

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At first I immediately tried a little on the back of my hand and was surprised that it made my skin smoother right away. It has a pleasantly aquatic scent, but rather a very strong scent. The same night I applied the Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel cream after my regular face wash and my apple cider toner regime. The scent stayed for a quite long time as Im not a huge fan of strong scent, this was the only thing that was a turn off for me personally. Unfortunately I have to say that I have been using this product for past 7 days, I really dont like the scent, I just wished that they could keep the scent a little mild.

The only reason I like this product is it does not make my skin greasy and absorbs quick. I would recommend this product to people who have sensitive skin and dry skin. However the Neutrogena HydroBoost Gel cream worked wonders to maintain the moisture level in my skin. So guys, if your skin is dehydrated,this product is the best product to keep your skin hydrated always and dont forget to drink plenty of water.

VITA COCO natural coconut water. Never from concentrate.

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I personally love coconut water as it is naturally refreshing and detoxifying. Coconut water has a sweet nutty taste and it is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts. As you all know by now I’m someone who go for products that are natural and organic, when it comes to fruit juices or any drink , I’ m very hesitant to buy juices which is loaded with preservatives and high sugar . Glad that I finally found my favorite drink with a lot of health benefits , which is easily available in any local stores i.e 100% natural coconut water.

vita-coco-photo  Vita Coco Coconut water is great for keeping you hydrated the natural way. It offers a refreshing alternative to carbonated drinks, juices , smoothies and energy sports drink which is high in calories and unhealthy. The Vita Coco Coconut water is available in three resealable pack sizes- 300ml for on the go to quench your thirst, 500 ml ideal pack size for sports and 1 liter for home consumption. 5 facts of Vita Coconut Water

Fast Facts About Vita Coconut Water Benefits

  • Low in calories –  Compared to your average sports drink, coconut has a lot less calories, 45 per serving than those loaded with unwanted sugars. Get the Vita Coco Coconut Water and you would definitely feel the difference
  • Potassium Power–  You need potassium to help your brain and nervous system work properly and one serving of coconut water can help you get 13% of your daily requirement. Stay on top of things and keep your wits about you.
  • Digestion- Coconut water contains high concentrations of fibre and this will help to prevent indigestion and reduce acid reflux. Sure, it’s not most glamorous of benefits, but its an important one!
  • A Potential Curer– Over indulged? Vita Coco can replace the much needed electrolytes that your body needs to recover from dehydration and it can settle the stomach too. Get back to your best quicker !

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This is what I experimented with the Vita Coco Coconut Water, I made Mango, Banana, Vita Coco Coconut Water Smoothie which is truly amazing. you can always use fruits of your choice.

Vita Coco Coconut water has so many health benefits, consider adding it to your daily routine as a beverage for ultimate hyderation. It should not replace plain water, but it can be a great alternative to other beverages that is low in sugar and calories.

SO DRINK IT UP !!!

HOW TO USE CHIA SEEDS?

For those you don’t know what exactly are these chia seeds, Chia is an edible seeds that comes from a desert plant Salvia hispanica. Apparently the seeds were known for increasing endurance–useful whether you’re an Aztec warrior or a mother with three kids. I usually go for the organic chia seeds, As you all know by now I’m a big fan of anything which is ORGANIC.

14647211_10154584240647552_1308606823_o   I’m usually not a big fan of the word SUPERFOOD. Basically because these tends to be a lots of hype and a big price tag for something that may or may not taste any good. So I was basically a bit hesitant to try the Chia Seed Superfood but we all know the word curiosity that got better of me.

And guess what??.. Chia seeds are pretty tasty little suckers if you know the right way to use them.  When soaked and eaten just like that, chia seeds are actually tasteless, they absorb liquid and become very plump and soft.  So today I thought I’d share on 5 facts you should know about Chia seeds and  how to eat the Chia seeds and trust me you would love them as it is healthy and combined with their nutrition credentials they’re worthwhile having around.

5 facts you should know about CHIA Seeds.

  1. They’re high in fiber– The beauty of the fiber is that it promotes a healthy digestive system by feeding the good microbes in your gut.
  2. Healthy teeth and bones- Calcium can be found in high percentages in Chia seeds, which makes them incredibly beneficial for the strength and the health of your bones and your teeth.
  3. Egg replacement Since childhood I was allergic to egg, after a lot of research I recently found out that Chia seed can be used as egg replacement. How cool is that? Due to the aforementioned gelatinous nature of Chia seeds, once they come into contact with liquid, they make a fantastic replacement for eggs (in baking recipes). To create this replacement, simply mix a tablespoon of Chia with three tablespoons of water and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Voila!
  4. Gluten free- Gluten intolerance is becoming an increasing problem in 21st century society. Luckily,  Chia seeds provide the texture and benefits of grains whilst being completely gluten-free!
  5. Disease Prevention-Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, which means they can help prevent cancer and heart disease. On a slightly less important note, they also help to keep your skin looking young and healthy. People with a high antioxidant intake are roughly 40% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer and reduce their risk of heart attack by 29%.

Now coming to my favorite part on how to eat the Chia seeds, I am going to share my favorite healthy recipes using Chia seeds that can used as breakfast, brunch and lunch which keeps  your tummy filled for hours.

STRAWBERRY OAT MEAL CHIA SMOOTHIE

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INGREDIENTS

  • Strawberry
  • Organic Chia seeds
  • Organic Oat Flakes
  • Low Fat Milk
  • Low Fat Greek Yogurt
  • Honey or Maple Syrup (Optional)

In a small cup or bowl use a fork to stir together, 1/2 cup of milk and 1 table-spoon Organic Chia seeds. Set aside for 5- 10 minutes, while you prepare the smoothie. In a blender, combine the remaining low-fat milk, strawberries, low fat greek yogurt, 1-2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup, 1 table-spoon Organic Oat Flakes and Ice Cubes. Finally in a glass, layer it with the blended ingredients and the soaked Chia seeds that you set aside in a small cup or bowl.

MANGO CHIA PUDDING

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INGREDIENTS

  • Organic Chia Seeds
  • Coconut Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Mango
  • Ginger
  • Fresh Mint

Soak 4 tablespoon Chia seeds with minced ginger, vanilla and coconut milk for at least 1 hour, Stirring until the gel forms. Simply pour the Chia seed pudding into a serving glass with diced mangoes and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

A SLIM DOWN FRUITY CHIA SMOOTHIE

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INGREDIENTS

  • Almond Milk
  • Organic Chia Seed
  • Oat Flakes
  • Fruits (Kiwi, Banana, Grapes)
  • Honey or Maple Syrup (Optional)

In a small cup or bowl use a fork to stir together, 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1 table-spoon Organic Chia seeds. Set aside for 5- 10 minutes, while you prepare the smoothie.In a blender, combine the remaining almond milk, 1 banana, 1-2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup, 1 tablespoon Organic Oat Flakes and Ice Cubes. Finally in a glass, layer it with the blended ingredients and the soaked Chia seeds that you set aside in a small cup or bowl. Garnish with fruits.

OVERNIGHT OATS AND CHIA SEEDS PUDDING

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A simple easy to prepare super healthy breakfast packed with goodness of chia seeds. A super wholesome breakfast chia seed pudding.

INGREDIENTS

  • organic rolled oats
  • organic Chia seeds
  • Your choice of fresh fruits, dry fruits and nuts.
  • Coconut Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey

Add all the ingredients except the fresh fruits and nuts to a container and mix well to combine. Leave in the refrigerator overnight to thicken.

In the morning, top with your choice of toppings.

ENJOY YOUR MEAL AND LIVE HEALTHY

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L’Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit Review

Eyebrows on fleek is becoming a major trend now days and this is why I am doing a review on the product L’Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit. Eyebrows have a true purpose of being-to help sweat out of our eyes and convey a wide range of emotion through facial expression.

The Beauty experts have proclaimed 2015 the year of full brows. Many fashion designers are showing their models touting the NO MAKEUP LOOK. I do feel full brows do make a major difference on our face.

Why are full brows so must-have right now?

  • Full Brows lets you wear less makeup- If you are looking for the ‘No Makeup Look’ or the ‘Nude Look’-which calls for wearing a lot less makeup especially on your eyes and mouth and the key factor is to play with your brows. A full perfectly shaped brows form a face for the brows,which lets you get away with wearing less makeup.
  • Full Brows make you look younger-The frenzy over bold brows goes beyond simply liking the way they look. Thick eyebrows are sign of youth. As we get older, the natural aging process thins the hairs on our bodies. Consequently, sparse eyebrows are a sign of that less-than-desirable aspect of the aging process—just like the thinning of hair on your head.

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Moving on the L’Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit, Brow Kits are a fab invention. L’Oreal diversifies the Brow product departments in the drugstore with the introduction of the L’Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit which to date is one of the best brow kits I’ve ever tried.

This Brow Kit is travel friendly that you wont mind bringing it with you anywhere due to its lightness and compactness.

The kit contains a styled wax, a tinted powder, an angled brush and a spooled brush. The pigmented wax holds for 12 hours and the natural shaded powder allows for build able colours. This kit is made to measure eyebrows for whichever look you are going for- the natural, defined or graphic. I personally like going for the natural look. The best part of this product-it is long wear.

This product comes in two shades i.e Light to medium and medium to dark. I have the shade MEDIUM TO DARK. On the left is a pigmented wax which you apply with the angled brush and it tones into the natural color of your brows and defines the shape. It also fixes the hairs into place. The powder shade is then applied using the same angled brush and again this promises to give the right amount of pigment payoff to match your natural brow shade. You then brush through with the spooley (which is a nice firm one), and you are all good to go!

I recommend this brow kit to all the beginners as it is very easy to apply. I got the L’Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit from Duty Free for AED 53 but you can get yours from any drugstore like Boots,Spinneys,Lifestyle. Overall I would rate 4.5/5 for its performance and 5/5 for its price.

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Acne Problems? Home made Toner

Growing up as a teenager, I  had a major insecurity because of my acne. I think in high school years most of us hit a awkward pimple phase.  Lets all face it acne sucks,my  confidence plummeted. I was ashamed of how I looked. In high school people used to describe me as a pimple faced girl, I tried all sort of products and went to different dermatologists, used all the prescribed acne cream medicines from Ayurveda to homeopathy  but still no result.Finally my drastic switch from using all natural and organic  for the past few years has shown a lot of difference. .This change in thought soon led me down the holistic and natural skincare road which turned out to be pretty amazing.

appleFor the past 3- 4 months I  started using apple cider vinegar as a toner after cleansing my face. I had incredible  results on  my face , it worked like a charm. I recommend people to cleanse your face at least three times a day, drink plenty of water and eat healthy. I prefer using the Organic apple cider vinegar for my face rather going for the normal one. I make a toner mixed with  equal parts of  Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and  water in a small spray bottle that you would get in your nearby  local stores and vola! you’ve got your own homemade toner. You can spray the toner on your face and wipe it with your cotton pad or you can spray it on your cotton pad and tap the cotton pad on your face, you may  get a  little tingling feeling on your face, don’t worry that’s nothing harmful they are just killing off the bacteria.

Apple cider vinegar is equally as effective when taken internally  as when it is applied to the skin externally. In fact,I use apple cider vinegar as part of my daily beauty regime. It is a cost effective, 100% natural and organic way to keep your skin feeling fresh and supple.

 

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