Naan Pizza: Lunch under 30 minutes

Pizza is literally everyones favorite food! I know it is a popular choice for lunch whenever we don’t have a lot of time to spend cooking in the kitchen. Now especially with my parents working from home, I cook for my family more often. If I can make this, you can too! Trust me, it is super easy and quick.

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Stonefire Mini Naans
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
  • Mexican Blend Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Prepare baking pan with aluminum foil
  3. Spread tomato sauce onto naan
  4. Sprinkle light layer of cheese then add toppings
  5. Top with more cheese on top
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until edges of naan are golden and cheese has melted

Orange peppers and onions for veggie naan pizzas

Spread the sauce. Then layer cheese, toppings, and more cheese! Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Pasta Naan Pizza

Instead of tomato sauce, use Alfredo pasta sauce as the base. Then add boiled pasta with Alfredo sauce on your pizza and Italian seasoning for taste.

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If you have tried this before let me know how it went! I have many more easy recipes to share in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Thank you for reading and until next time don’t forget to stay Chic Neat and Sweet!

♡, Aditi

Save or Splurge? Review: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

Hello! Today is a product review for a skincare product that I use daily and I hope you will find this useful!

From Sephora’s website the description: “A lightweight gel-cream that is powered by advanced hyaluronic acids and time-release hydro-patches that deliver up to 24 hours of hydration for dewy-, plumped-looking skin.”

Sephora

I have used this product continuously since March to May. In the two months of using it, I have noticed my skin’s texture is smoother.

It smells lightly of roses and is like aromatherapy when I apply the cream!

Upon application the cream is rich and has a medium consistency. I would say that the cream doesn’t feel heavy or greasy at all. My skin just soaks up the cream instantly. Due to the rich consistency, you only need a little bit as it spreads evenly over your skin.

Best for:

  • dry skin
  • textured skin
  • acne or sensitive skin
  • lack of moisture or hydration in the skin

Price

I bought the travel/mini sized version. I always like to try something out before I put in a lot of money for high end products. The price for the mini size is $15.00 USD for 0.5 oz. The full size is for $42.00 USD for 1.6 oz.

Save or Splurge??

Definitely Splurge! I would “splurge” on the mini version. This Rose face cream by Fresh is one of the best face creams I have ever tried. Also in my opinion, $15.00 is more than I would normally pay for a face cream so this product is great if you would like to treat yourself.

Alternative options

A really similar alternative to this cream is the Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day And Night Face Cream. I would check this one out because it has the same rose/floral scent and the cream is also very hydrating.


If you enjoyed this, be sure to “like” it so I can keep posting similar content! I will be posting my review of the Tatcha Water Cream moisturizer next so stay tuned.

Thank you for reading and until next time don’t forget to stay Chic Neat and Sweet!

♡, Aditi

My Balayage Hair Experience and What Not To Do

I think many of us have wanted to color our hair. I personally got my first highlights 2 years ago! It felt good to change up my style from black hair.

I decided to try balayage in January and it was definitely a step up from getting highlights which was just a few pieces of hair colored.

Balayage Vs. Highlights

Balayage is a freehand hair painting technique that gives the hair a natural look. The plus side is that you can go months without another appointment because the color is not applied to the roots.

On the other hand, highlights are applied using foils and can appear as streaks of color on your hair. As hair grows out, the color difference can be more visible and requires more hair appointments to redo the color.

You should choose balayage if:

*you want less maintenance

*don’t want to dye your roots

*want a natural colored look

*want to invest some money into your hair look

There were definitely a few key differences between highlights and balayage. In this post I will be covering mostly my experience with Balayage.

Price

Balayage costs anywhere between $100 to $500 depending on the salon, hair colorist and where you live. I used a Groupon and it costed me $100.00. Now, if you are planning to find some deals, I recommend that you do some background work and make sure the salon is reputed. You should read reviews and look at examples of the hair stylists work to see if you think it will be a good place to go.

My experience

In one word my experience with this was: NOPE.

I texted the stylist a photo of my current hair and some inspiration photos of what I wanted it to look like.

My natural black hair.

What I wanted:

The next day I go in and the process was honestly so long. She first cut my hair, then started the coloring process. I don’t know exactly what she did but all I know is that it didn’t look like the photo I showed her!!!!

I made sure to communicate exactly what I wanted and told her how my hair processes really quickly. Based on my pervious highlighting experience I knew that my hair got yellow real fast. This happened because the bleach was left in too long and caused it to become very dry and damaged. I ended up having to cut my hair because it was so unhealthy.

At the end of it all I honestly was so disappointed and frustrated that it didn’t turn out right. It looked ugly and when I saw my reflection I literally cried.

My worst nightmare in reality. Is that a tiger??

What not to do

After a total of three hair coloring experiences (which were all different), I think it’s safe to say I have some key pointers and tips for y’all.

1.Think twice and thrice and repeat

If you have never colored your hair, it is important you think it over before coloring. My hair is so important for me and so getting it colored meant I would have to trust a stranger with my hair. It is definetly a risk.

2. DON’T choose the salon/stylist randomly

Make sure you read tons of reviews, look at the salons Facebook to view their work, and call them to make sure they know what are doing. I recommend doing a consultation so you will be informed and can communicate clearly about what you want.

3. DON’T think this will be cheap

I wish it were not true, but dying hair causes damage and you will need to buy hair care products. The maintenance of your hair will increase as you will need to buy color safe shampoo, deep conditioning hair masks to restore moisture, blue or purple shampoo to cancel orange tones in your hair, and more.

4. DON’T assume the stylist can read your mind

Communication is KEY here. If you feel like the stylist is doing their own thing, that is a red flag. Make sure they communicate each step they are doing and that you ask any questions. If you feel unhappy with the result, please let the stylist know!! I texted the stylist and luckily she said that she can apply a hair toner to cancel the orangey pieces of hair.

5. DON’T go to chain salons

I think you know why. Just don’t. Invest in the good stuff guys. Save yourselves the nightmare. (Talking from experience) Research salons in your area and get recommendations for good stylists.

Some good news

This post is not meant to discourage anyone from getting balayage! I wanted to share my hair experience and provide some tips to make sure you can have a better experience!

Luckily, the original color died down a bit and faded into a much more natural color. I also purchased blue shampoo and a shampoo to cancel brassiness. If I could, I would invest more money to get my hair colored at a professional hair salon!

Ahh much better.

If you are looking to color your hair and have any questions or want recommendations for my favorite products, leave a comment down below!

Check out my Pinterest board for hair color and hair cut inspiration!

Thank you for reading and until next time don’t forget to stay Chic Neat and Sweet!

♡, Aditi




				

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Save or Splurge? Review: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

Hello! Today is a product review for a skincare product that I use daily and I hope you will find this useful! From Sephora’s website the description: “A lightweight gel-cream that is powered by advanced hyaluronic acids and time-release hydro-patches that deliver up to 24 hours of hydration for dewy-, plumped-looking skin.” Sephora I haveContinue reading “Save or Splurge? Review: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream”

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Protecting Your Energy – Tips to Feel Good Now

Day 173473948 of quarantine. I did stuff. I feel bleh. I look eek.

Hopefully that is NOT you! Just a reminder: This is temporary.

If you are feeling lost or have been for a few weeks now, it is so normal. When you see people on social media being “productive” or seeming all “put together”, it can be discouraging.

Please do not feel bad about yourself if you see this. We are all so unique and talented. You can’t compare apples to oranges and similarly you shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone else!

After weeks of seeing negative news and not being around fellow humans, it does affect you energetically. If you ignore these feelings, you could notice physical pain in your body.

Here are some ways you can ease the tension, protect your energy, and feel good right now.

QiGong

Best for: feeling stuck, unmotivated, and low energy

It is pronounced “chee gung” and you basically move energy also called chi by tapping your body and breathing deeply while moving your arms and legs in soft movements.

This is the YouTube channel I follow: Yoqi Yoga and Qigong. They have great beginner QiGong flows.

Power Nap

Best for: tiredness

The power of a power nap is transformational. If you feel that afternoon slump coming on while working, take a quick 10 minutes break and power nap.

The best time for a power nap is between 1 pm-3 pm according to Mark Stibich PhD.

Disconnect from news and social media

Best for: constantly checking the news, unknown sense of anxiety, and negativity

The easiest way to remove the negativity instantly is to catch yourself before you start scrolling through the news and social media.

I recommend to “hide” your news/social apps in a different location on your phone. That way you can catch yourself looking for the news app and instantly get rid of that habit.

Listen to high energy songs

Best for: easing tension, removing stress, and clearing your low mood

I highly suggest creating a playlist with your favorite high energy songs.

Whenever I am in a low mood, I turn up my music and suddenly I start singing and dancing! Instant mood boost!

Tend to your body

Best for: overall health and wellbeing

Your body is super important to take care of. Notice what food you are feeding yourself, how stiff your neck is, what time you go to sleep, and maybe your dark circles?

It only takes 5 mins to do simple neck stretches or a simple meditation where you focus on your breathing.

The important thing right now is to move your body in some way, shape, or form!! Don’t ignore your body!!

Thank you for reading and until next time don’t forget to stay Chic Neat and Sweet!

♡, Aditi

5 Simple Habits for Healthy Skin

Hello! Hope you are all doing well and staying home if possible!

When it comes to having clear skin it can be a challenge. But what else can you do besides wearing sunscreen or drinking lemon water every day to have healthy skin? Read on for my simple habits for healthy skin.

1. Exfoliate

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This is the most important habit for healthy skin. What exfoliating does is it scrubs off the dead skin and reveals bright skin.

If you don’t exfoliate regularly, this can cause breakouts and blackheads. Due to the dead, dry skin being stuck in your pores, your skin could become dull.

How often should I exfoliate?

You should exfoliate once to twice a week. Be careful to not exfoliate frequently as this will cause irritation and inflamed skin.

Recommendations

2. Mask once a week

A face mask is perfect to rejuvenate skin. There are many types of face masks. Clay masks are great to clear skin and tighten the pores. You could also use a sheet mask if you need extra hydration for dryness.

My favorites:

DIY brightening mask

  • 2 tbsp of ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Mash together in a bowl and apply to skin. Wait for 10-15 mins and rinse.

3. Sleep routine

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You should aim for between 7-9 hours of sleep. A consistent sleep schedule will help reduce dark circles as well. This is because your skin cells are hard at work to repair damaged skin cells while you sleep.

4. Wash your face twice a day

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This is another important habit for healthy skin. Wash your face in the morning and also before you sleep. That way you can clean your skin of the tiny dirt, sweat, and bacteria that has accumulated from the day.

You don’t need a fancy face wash. Just a splash of warm water will be enough! Sometimes, when I use face wash consistently, it causes my skin to breakout. So, if you have noticed this as well, try plain water to wash your face.

5. Do not touch your face!

I know it can be tough to not touch your face! I do it all the time without thinking because that is what I have become used to for years. Also known as a habit.

The main reason for this is to not spread germs/bacteria from your hands to your face. Acne forms from these bacteria.

“Touching your face can spread dirt, oil, and bacteria from your hands to your face, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. ” — L’oreal Paris

Use Clean Skincare/Beauty products

*BONUS HABIT*

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A big step for great skin year round is to use natural/clean skincare and beauty products.

What is “clean beauty”

Clean beauty has become more and more popular as consumers have started questioning what ingredients are in their products. A majority of products have harmful ingredients and toxic chemicals.

This article on the Harper’s Baazar is really eye opening as it explains the harmful effects of chemicals such as parabens, fragrances, formaldehyde and more.


I hope that these habits are something you consider incorporating into your daily skin care routine! I’d love to hear what you think about clean beauty or your habits for healthy skin!

Thank you for reading and until next time don’t forget to stay Chic Neat and Sweet!

♡, Aditi

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