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By- Tom Jay
The pandemic has afflicted the majority of us in one way or another. The discontentment of staying at home is the most prevalent. Couples, specifically, are looking for a safe and enjoyable area for their vacation and have decided to go with the top honeymoon destinations in North India.
The snow-covered mountains and rich green landscapes of Himachal Pradesh offer an adventurous but romantic getaway for couples who want the chance to be more with each other. Being with your beloved in the midst of nature is among the most satisfying feelings you can experience anywhere.
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The holidays allow us to escape from our busy lives and help us be with loved ones. Below are five of the most popular offbeat places for you to spend time with your partner by picking a perfect Shimla Manali honeymoon package.
The clear blue skies and stunning mountains are some of the most breathtaking winter views. Fernando Gago / Unsplash
It is distinctive in its beauty, and each year, many visitors come to the valley for the beautiful white snow. The winter season is the most beautiful, where the entire valley is covered with the stars and white, milky snow. The green emerald blooms, the clear blue skies and stunning mountains are some of the most breathtaking winter views, as much as your eyes could see. Solang is splendid.
●How to Reach:
Solang Valley is about 16 kilometres away from Manali. If you're arriving in Manali via Volvo or a similar vehicle, you can take a taxi from Manali's Manali taxi stand and get a drop off to Solang Valley.
●Doings to consider:
The trip includes visiting Rohtang Pass and hiking, snowmobiling, camping, quad biking and paragliding
There are fewer visitors and stunning views than in Manali. If you're looking to mix the flavors of Manali but prefer to stay far from the hustle and bustle, it makes more sense for the couple to go to Solang Valley.
Spiti is a gorgeous entrance to those who want to be awestruck by the beauty of nature nestled in a captivating landscape of stunning beauty. Spiti attracts thousands of tourists every year because of its exquisite beauty and beautiful surroundings. Spiti is bordered on its north side by Ladakh and the east by Tibet and its south by Kinnaur and to the northern part by Kullu valley. It's one of the most romantic spots for couples who want to be in a private space along with adventure, natural beauty of laps and enjoying the weather in general. Let's find out more vital information on Spiti valley.
●How to Reach
Spiti Valley is accessible via the highway Shimla-Kinnaur as this road is better for acclimatization.
●Things to do
Cycling, riding, hiking and rafting, sightseeing, trekking, exploring the local Buddhist monastery and lake.
The ideal location for couples seeking an adventure-filled honeymoon. It is the best place to choose for couples who want to visit the valley area. It can be exhausting due to the altitude. The higher altitudes have stunning scenery and views.
It's one of the most romantic spots for couples who want to be in a private space along with adventure. Rayyu Maldives / Unsplash
Chindi-Karsog Valley is among the more remote but beautiful valleys in Himachal Pradesh; It is one of the ideal places for couples who want to connect while taking in the stunning sights, temples, farms and scenery of the region. This location is from Mahabharat, which makes it more historical and thrilling for couples to explore the surroundings that is one of the oldest civilizations found in India.
●How to Reach
You can reach the area through the Volvo bus from either Shimla or Mandi and then taxis up to the Karsog Valley region in Chindi. If you own a car, then you could choose to drive from Shimla returning from Mandi. Mandi side.
●Things to do
Nature walks and hikes and relaxes along the shores of the Satluj river.
Nature, solitude and time spent getting to get to know each other better and develop a stronger feeling of connection with your best half.
Tirthan Valley is among the most famous places within Himachal Pradesh for experiencing a stunning landscape and bone-chilling waters flowing down stony rivers. The valley is lovely and lets you see beautiful rainbows or brown trout swimming in the cold streams. This valley is known for the trout fishery, hiking as well as other unique activities. Beautiful guest rooms situated on the stunning Himalayan with mountain ranges covered in snow with a view of the Tirthan River.
●How to Reach
You can access Tirthan valley by either Mandi the Mandi Kullu or Shimla to the Narkanda side, which is most feasible for you.
●Things to do
A perfect time for fishing, exploring nature and close walks along the river Tirthan. Also see Kirloskar Lake and Jalori Pass on your visit.
You will experience Nature, isolation, and a more unified feeling. An excellent walkthrough as well as around Great Himalayan National Park.
Located in the middle of forests and thick woods it is one of the most beautiful places. sept commercial / Unsplash
Narkanda is situated on a ridge that forms the lake's final shore before the Himalayas. This gives Narkanda its breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks. The Sutlej valley lies beneath Narkanda, and the snow mountain lies just beyond it. The city of Narkanda is situated along the shoreline that runs between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
●How to Reach
Roadways, airports as well as trains are in the same area about a mile from Narkanda. You can choose to take a train or a car from Shimla, and in the event of an emergency flight, they can take Jubbarhatti, which is situated 85 km from Narkanda.
●Things to do
Take a step up to the Hatu summit or ski down the hills. Take a break and picnic near the Lake Tannu Jubbar and enjoy the fresh apples.
Couples will want to visit Narkanda, located in the middle of forests and thick woods and is one of the most beautiful places you can stay within Himachal during winter. The famous winter resort is famous for its winter ski slopes, making the holiday exciting and relaxing.
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The beauty industry witnessed a myriad of trends in the year 2021. While the recovery time for most trends is often short-lived, transparent skincare is a trend thats definitely making a comeback. As the founder of the D2C beauty and personal care brand Earth Rhythm, Harini Sivakumar, feels skincare trends for 2022 will follow an approach of "Less Is More" while embracing gentle ingredients and fewer products in skincare routines.
In the past, the beauty industry has been flexible, but the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted beauty stores globally. Many beauty and skincare companies now manufacture sanitizers, cleaning agents, and also provide free beauty consultations to customers. In the current scenario, consumers understand that good skin has the power to make any makeup product look well applied, and hence focus more on upping their skincare routines.
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Sivakumar talks about skincare and beauty trends that have the solid potential to create a buzz in the coming months and provide a promise of clear and radiant skin without any hassle.
With no scope for an appointment with a hairdresser, many people resorted to colouring and chopping their hair during the COVID days. There has been an increase in DIY skincare, with everything from aloe vera to eggs being put into the mixture or mask. While being at home during the lockdown, consumers had much more time available for self-care, and that's definitely a good thing. The internet is now flooded with face exfoliating and masking tips and tricks. For obvious reasons, even our B-town celebrities took to their Instagram and Youtube handles to share their special kitchen ingredient mask recipes, and for obvious reasons, they were widely popular and accepted.
The gender-neutral movement in the skincare industry has helped brands to build an inclusive community for people from all walks of life.Unsplash
Skin minimalism, aka the skip-care trend, is all about using a handful of beauty products rather than investing in 10 different skincare steps and taking the time to apply them every day. It's about enriching your skin with minimal products to strengthen the skin barrier while nourishing it. Skin Minimalism is a natural, minimal, and no-makeup beauty craze that highlights the pores, complexion, and texture of the skin while allowing your skin to breathe.
The gender-neutral movement in the skincare industry has helped brands to build an inclusive community for people from all walks of life. And with a brand as big as Fenty Beauty, the conversation for genderless beauty took a brilliant note. In today's time, men aren't averse to the idea of applying skincare or wearing makeup, and social media (especially Instagram) is helping them build confidence. As a brand, we too are evolving and diversifying product strategies based on the ethos that we stand for: sustainability, inclusivity, and efficacy.
There has been an increase in DIY skincare. Unsplash
Blue Light Protection:
Our screen timing can sometimes be alarming! People are turning to products that help to protect their skin from the harmful effects of screens (as most of the time we're on our phones and laptops). And SPF is one such product that has the utmost importance in our lives as it protects us from UV rays and blue light as well. The blue light emitted from screens can be harmful to skin cell regeneration and can affect our skin's natural radiance and accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.
Who doesn't love a skincare product curated personally just for them? Bespoke skin and beauty products have been trending since last year, and customers' desire to have products that are tailored to their skin types and concerns has been strong. Customization is the new face of skincare! For personalised skincare, the customer has to describe their skincare type and concerns, and you'll be treated with a new product. Accordingly, brands would formulate a skincare product that specifically caters to their skincare needs. We think this trend is here to stay a bit longer as consumers look for a product that works for them, and this option ticks all the boxes since it is more promising, innovative, and works according to their skin type and concerns.
For personalised skincare, the customer has to describe their skincare type and concerns, and you'll be treated with a new product. Unsplash
In the near future, AI will make things easier for consumers! With the help of AI, consumers can try skincare and makeup in a digital environment. Potentially, in the future, we may get to a stage where the physical and digital experience will be absolutely seamless. With virtual reality (VR) or virtual goggles, customers can experience physical retail. Ultimately, this will elevate the shopping experience and will improve the sales conversion, keeping in mind the ongoing pandemic. (IANS/SP)
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In the year 2012, Falguni Nayar decided to quit her high-profile job of Managing Director at Kotak Mahindra Capital Company. She told Kotak Mahindra group chief- Uday Kotak that she was happy at the company but wanted to do something different. In the book, “How Uday Kotak Built A Valuable Indian Bank”, Kotak recalls her telling him, “I won’t compete with you. I am passionate about doing something in Internet and beauty.”
And almost nine years later, that “something” happened. On November 10, her start-up FSN E-Commerce Ventures, which is the parent firm of beauty products retailer, Nykaa, made a debut on the stock exchange with its market valuation crossing the Rs 1 lakh crore ($13.47 billion) mark.
Moreover, this was the time when the net worth of Nayar, who owns around 52.56% stake in the company, surged to US $7.90 billion (almost Rs. 58,635 crore), making her the second richest businesswoman after Savitri Jindal of the O P Jindal Group (net worth $18 billion as per the Forbes list).
There is no doubt that it was really brave of Nayar to take the decision to float Nykaa at the age of 50, after giving more than two decades in banking. Well, this decision might have gone in the wrong direction but who knew success would come so easily to the Nykaa among Nayaks?
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Nayar set out the target audience on the 25-35 age group, which is “the most active BPC (beauty and personal care) buyers”. In fact, Nykaa’s strategies included engaging beauty “creators”, influencers and celebrities, and maintaining consistent presence on social media and within the peer-to-peer multimedia community. Statistically speaking, as of March 31, 2021, Nykaa had a network of 1,363 influencers, including Generation Z trend setters, beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers, makeup artists, and celebrities.
What started off as an online store for multiple beauty and fragrance brands, Nykaa further branched into launching its own fashion products and then in-house beauty range. At the same time, its first physical store was launched in Mumbai as Nykaa Luxe. Now, it has 73 of them, all in three different formats, across 38 cities, and has a portfolio of 1,500-plus brands. It is applaudable of Nayar to head a team of over 1,600.
Following all the attention that Nayar is gaining because of her success, she said, “For everyone across India who has ever had a dream, especially women, I hope the Nykaa journey— an Indian-born, owned, and managed dream come true, can inspire each of you to be the Nykaa of your lives.”
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Today, we are exposed to a gazillion beauty product launches every now and then. The cosmetic industry is ever-changing and always gives us something new to wish for. But how much thought do we actually put in before buying the skincare product for ourselves? You should always pay attention to the products and their ingredients. Choosing products from a company with a reputable line of products can be helpful, since each component may be designed to work in conjunction with the others. You can also be assured of the products' quality and may better be able to predict how your skin will react to trying a different product in the same line.
Skin is one of the largest organs of the body. Because of this, caring for your skin can directly affect your overall health. Your skin acts as a protective shield and is most vulnerable to outside elements. It's affected by more factors than you may think. In addition to this, your health also affects your choice of skincare products and vice-versa.
Nandeeta Manchandaa, Founder of ENN shares the whys and hows:
Let's talk Vitamins: Your body needs all essential vitamins for proper functioning and if any vitamin is a miss, then effects show on your skin too. Like- dark spots, pigmentation are often seen on people with melanin issues, or even in pregnant ladies. So Vitamin-C rich products are the go-to to combat this issue.
Your body needs all essential vitamins for proper functioning and if any vitamin is a miss, then effects show on your skin too. | Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash
Baby on the way: Another major health factor that influences your skin care product selection is -- pregnancy! Pregnant women undergo 360-degree change internally and externally while their hormones are at their peak -- it gives way to allergic reactions, limitations of using certain products/ ingredient applications too. They are advised to stay away from Retinol (found in all anti-ageing creams), Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic acids (for face washes and cleansers) Essential oils (are the base for any serum, facial oils) So better to opt for clean and natural products as substitutes for the same.
Pregnant women undergo 360-degree change internally and externally while their hormones are at their peak. | Photo by Alicia Petresc on Unsplash
PCOD/PCOS: Thanks to the sedentary lifestyle and long working hours, one health issue in women that has been on the rise is PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovary Disorder) and PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) Hormonal imbalances coupled with weight issues show their effect on skin too. A majority of women suffer from symptoms like cystic acne, excessively oily skin and scalp, open pores, blackheads/whiteheads, dark spots, dark patches to name a few. In this case, choosing products that will not irritate your skin or aggravate inflammation is your best bet. Avoid products with cocoa butter, isopropyl myristate, oleic acid lanolin, and butyl stearate. Chlorophenols are used as preservatives in cosmetics and have been linked to acne so these too must be avoided.
Avoid products with cocoa butter, isopropyl myristate, oleic acid lanolin, and butyl stearate. | Photo by Sabrina May on Unsplash
This is why we see the trend of clean beauty, Vegan beauty and herbal products flooding the markets because they claim to be free from all the nasties and let you get the maximum benefit of skin care products without any guilt. (IANS/ MBI)
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