Social media and the anxiety it brings in our lives.

I often get messages saying that a life of a social media influencer is just perfect.. we get gifts and people love us so much… But no one ever talks about the toll that it takes on our mental and physical health.. infact SOCIAL MEDIA ANXIETY DISORDER is a very real disorder that is the third largest psychological disorder after alcoholism and depression.

There is a constant struggle to look perfect, to create and upload perfect content, to dress perfectly, to be creative and keep looking for new inspiration and ideas. It’s a job that goes on for 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and then we have to worry about the money we make as being a freelancer is never easy. Also how can I forget the pressure of keeping up your engagement.

Looking at all the beautiful and perfect girls also gives us anxiety as we and our work is constantly compared with others.

All the love and support we get is the thing that keeps us going and keeps us motivated but we get one negative comment and our mental peace goes down the drain. We are told to ignore the haters and focus on the postive stuff but it’s basic human nature to gravitate and get fixated on the negetive comments. And it’s so easy for people to be hateful on social media coz they hide behind so many screens and fake accounts and don’t have to build up the courage to say anything to your face.

I know people are dying all around us and this might not be a good time to talk about this but I can’t ignore the way I feel and I think some one has to speak up for all my fellow influencers.

So, I just want to take this moment to applaud each and every one of you beautiful and talented people.. for the great work you do.

Spring summer collection at SHEIN

I have quarantined myself and can’t stop shopping online and how can I when the offers on SHEINhttp://shein.top/w8gi6sy are crazy right now.

I checked the Spring-summer collection on their website and picked up a few pieces. Here is what I shopped.

1. Solid Roll Up Skinny Jeans:-

This jeans is so sexy. It fits so well and is one of my favourite purchase from Shein. I love the detailing on the fold below and I got it for just ₹1285

2. Plaid Lapel Collar Blazer and Tailored pants:-

I have always been a fan of a good blazer and pant set. I like that this set can be styled both in formal and casual way. I love the gold buttons.

3. Pleated Elastic Waist Skirt:-

I am currently obsessed with pleated skirts. I love the way the flow and are so comfortable while being extremely stylish. The material of this skirt is so good. I chose the size Small and paired it with a black top.

4. Hook and Eye Front lantern sleeve Peplum Blouse:-

This satin blouse is so gorgeous. Everything about it is amazing. I love the hook and eye buttons and the peplum sleeves. Love that the sleeves have a bit of a drama. This blouse is a bit translucent and make sure to go a size down while buying it.

5. Lettuce Edge Button Front Rib Cami Dress:-

If you are a huge fan of bodycon dresses, this dress is your dream. It fits my body so well. I love the front buttons. The lengths is just perfect. I would definitely love to style it with a plain black top inside. It’s perfect for the spring – summer time.

Let me know which outfit did you like the most. Also don’t forget to refresh your wardrobe with the amazing spring-summer collection from shein. P.S- it’s all on sale right now.

Shopping link- http://shein.top/w8gi6sy

Use the code SHSP268 to get 10% off when order over 1500INR
Coupon validity: 2020.03.15-2020.04.25.

Happy Shopping!!

Love, Barkha

January haul

Hey guys!!

I am back with yet another haul from SHEIN coz I literally can’t get enough!! Here are 6 of my latest favourite picks from the app.

1. Solid Crop Denim Jacket:-

Well, I love this coz it’s bright and beautiful and is great to bring a pop of colour to any outfit. A denim jacket is also perfect for Bangalore’s weather and therefore I wanted to get one in a colour other than blue. This is retailed at ₹ 1,704.
Product link- http://bit.ly/35zYomp

Product code- 790535

2. Plain Round Floor Mat:-

This is white, fluffy, furry and so pretty. I had to get this floor mat as it’s so instagramable and will definitely bring a umph to my pictures. It is 31.5 inches in diameter and is retailed at ₹ 538.

Product link- http://bit.ly/36zdYjz

Product code- 636396

3. Pom Pom Decor Color Block Backpack:-

Shein has been my latest shopping groud for bags so when I knew I needed a new backpack, I knew where to look. I love the pink and grey colour blocking in this bag. Also the cute pom pom detail is adorable. It has 3 zips and is very spacious. It is retailed at ₹ 1,192.

Product link- http://bit.ly/2sWp4R2

Product code- 916814

4. Dark Wash Buckle Belted Utility Jeans:-

I am obsessed with denims and specially the ones that look different. This utility jeans is so cool. Also the dark wash colour gives it a more utility jeans vibe. It’s so fashionable and super comfortable. Although I’m wearing a size XS and it runs a little loose on me. The buckle belt is so amazing. It is retailed at ₹ 1,501.

Product link- http://bit.ly/2T2hSgQ

Product code- 905544

5. Letter & Cartoon Sun Print Tee:-

Graphic tees are my latest obsession and I found this super cool one on shein. I love this tee coz of its colours and this would look great with skirts, shorts or jeans. I love how versatile it is. It is retailed at ₹ 838.

Product link- http://bit.ly/301a1l3

Product code- 816012

6. Solid Notched Collar Coat:-

Although it’s not that cold in Bangalore but I was really missing creating some seasonal content for winters and I therefore decided to order this long trench coat. It is very warm, the material is fantastic and looks superb. The only disadvantage is that it doesn’t have any buttons or any belt. This was retailed at ₹ 1,871.

Product link- http://bit.ly/37JPDYs

Product code- 890579

Hope you liked my picks for the month of January. If you wish to buy something from above head on to https://m.shein.in/

Also use my code ” 1500Barkha” for an extra 10% discount on orders above ₹1500.

Happy Shopping folks.

I’ll see you again with another blog post super soon.

Love,

Barkha

My favourites from SHEIN

Hello,

First of all a very happy new year to you guys. Hope this decade turns out to be full of fun, love and laughter. Now let’s talk about what I did.

I did it again.. I shopped my heart out from https://m.shein.in/

It’s hard to control yourself when the discounts are amazing. Also the collection at SHEIN never fails to amaze me. It’s so trendy and hip. Here is a look at my haul for this season.

1. Solid Ribbed Knit Bishop Sleeve Sweater:-

The love the colour of this sweater. I also like the fact that it is oversized and can be styled in so many different ways.

Here are the details of the sweater-

Product link- http://bit.ly/2LLI230

Product code- 874857

2. Faux Leather Ankle Leggings:-

I have always lovedddd leather. It looks so edgy and totally suits my personality. These are my second pair of leather pants from shein. They are very comfortable. Just wish they fitted me better but can’t blame that on the pants as I am the one who has lost quite a lot of weight lately.

Here are the details of the pants:-

Product link- http://bit.ly/36sLZ4I

Product code- 319900

3. Color Block Panel Bomber Jacket:-

Winters are here😊😊. It doesn’t get very cold in Bangalore but I am a sucker for winter wear. Jackets, sweatshirts, pullovers, gloves.. I want it all. So, this time I picked up this panel bomber jacket from SHEIN. I love the colour and the style. Also it’s very comfortable.

Product link- http://bit.ly/2E602B0

Product code- 301625

4. Solid Tank Top and Side Flap Pocket Cargo Pants:-

The first thing that I look for in clothes is comfort and nothing gets more comfortable than Cargo Pants. I found this set so cute that I had to get it. SHEIN has more such similar sets and I have already added 1 more to my cart.

Product link- http://bit.ly/2Pcyz6O

Product code- 785645

5. Stripped Tie Front Shirred Cami Top with Skirt:-

Keeping in mind the amount of beaches I visit, I bought this skirt and top. The top is love and I have this special thing for skater skirts. They are flowy and I love twirling around in them. This set is super cute and totally instagramable.

Product link- http://bit.ly/38t56xb

Product code- 736040

Hope you liked my haul. Do let me know in the comments if you love my haul blog posts and would like to see more of these.

You can also buy all these and a lot more from https://m.shein.in/

Use my code 1500Barkha(valid till 31 March, 2020) for extra 10% discount on orders above ₹1500

Happy Shopping!!

Also don’t forget to stay connected with me on Instagram.

Love-

Barkha

SHEIN Black Friday Sale Haul

Hey guys,

By now you know that I am a shopaholic and I love nothing more than a good sale.

Recently https://m.shein.in/ had their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale which had crazy discounts. The items were upto 90% off and that gave me an opportunity to shop like crazy.

I picked up 5 pair of clothings and am super proud of my haul. Each piece is very different from the other but they all have 1 thing in common, that they look fabulous.

Here are the pictures of my fabulous shopping haul:-

1. Snake Embossed Crop Cami Top:-

This top is super cute. It will be perfect for layering during winter season. I paired it with a cargo pants that I had bought from SHEIN last year. This look is perfect for street style and showcases my edgy personality perfectly. The top was priced at ₹622 and I got it at just ₹285 during the sale.

Product code- 833945
Product link- http://bit.ly/2O9Ug62

2. Crisscross Draped Back Split Side Floral Satin Dress:-

This satin dress is sexy as hell. There are so many ways to dress up or dress down a slip dress. I love them for their versatility. I wore it with a white top and had to wear a slip inside as it was a bit sheer. But if you are going to a beach then this dress is just perfect for you. This dress retails for ₹1,134.

Product code- 675874
Product link- http://bit.ly/2NNIBe5

3. Notched Collar Raw Trim Tweed Blazer & Shorts Set:-

This outfit is super classy but still as an edgy feel to it because of the shorts. I love that fact that these are separated and can we worn or styled separately too. The blazer is cute with very cool buttons. I always wanted a tweed blazer and therefore bought this set. It’s like owning something that looks super expensive without having to pay a lot of money for it. This set is priced at ₹2,837.

Outfit link- http://bit.ly/2OeJ3ks
Product code- 833745

4. Plaid Panel Hoodie Top With Drawstring Pants:-

Whenever I walk out wearing this hoodie and pants set, I attract a lot of attention. This is red and fabulous. The plaid panels on the side are super cool. I love that the hoodie top is cropped. This set is perfect for the Bangalore weather. The pants are amazing. This set is priced at ₹1,805.

Product code- 562946
Product link- http://bit.ly/354NG7H

5. Solid Round Neck Basic Tee:-

I bought this because I wanted a basic pink tee but I loved styling it in a not so basic way. This top will look great with basic denims, shorts, skirts or with leather pants(the way I styled them). The leather pants were also bought from SHEIN in August. This basic tee is priced at ₹431.

Product code- 598222
Product link- http://bit.ly/33Me8T9

Hope you had fun looking at my haul. Do let me know your favourite piece of clothing in the comments.

Do take advantage of the amazing sale going on on https://m.shein.in/

Use my code 1500Barkha(valid till 31 March, 2020) for extra 10% discount.

Happy Shopping!!

Also don’t forget to stay connected with me on Instagram.

Love-

Barkha

My comfotable stay at oyo rooms

Hello everyone,

I know I have been busy with my move to Bangalore and haven’t been able to write for a while but I am back now with a promise to be more regular with my blog posts.

Just before I was leaving for Bangalore, my house in Gurgaon was a mess. Because of all the packing and organising it looked more a dumping yard and less like a home. All that mess was starting to cause chaos in my life and my anxiety levels were through the roof.

Mohit saw my condition and suggested we take a break from all this move to an OYO Townhouse for a few days. He was pushing me on this idea as I could stay in Gurgaon itself, keeping an eye on the progress of work and yet live in a clean and comfortable environment. Listening to him ( which I rarely do😝) we checked in the OYO townhouse 020 which is very near to the HUDA city metro station.

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The property was located in a quite setting even after being near the metro station. The surroundings were so peaceful. They had an outdoor sitting area where you could enjoy your evening tea, a super cute dinning area, a conference room(if you wish to do some important work), a swing, and few bicycles for rent.LRM_EXPORT_429089397751782_20190416_101454217LRM_EXPORT_43719495059101_20190425_163315123DSC_0025

We checked into our room which was clean and spacious. The balcony had also been cleaned really well. The bathrooms had a continuous hot and cold water supply. As soon as I sat down in the room, I looked at Mohit and thanked him for the wonderful idea of moving here for a few days.DSC_0052LRM_EXPORT_495151801025071_20190418_105141812DSC_0017

We ordered in for lunch and dinner, while eating our breakfast in the dinning hall. The food was very well prepared. The vegetables were delicious and the chapatis were extremely soft.IMG_20190410_144028

The second morning when I stepped out to go for my morning walk, I noticed a few bicycles outside the property. They had kept them there for rent which was a very good idea. I took one of them and that ride was one of the best rides of my life. The fresh morning breeze felt so good when it hit my face and for a moment I completely forgot about all the things that were troubling me. For a moment I forgot about the messy home or the new life waiting for me in the Bangalore. This was such a relaxing 1 hour.LRM_EXPORT_436032600491061_20190416_135131917

When it was time for us to check out, the staff was so polite, attention and receptive to all our suggestions and complaints. I thanked them for the wonderful, comfortable, clean and happy stay. I promised them this is going to be my choice of stay when I visit Gurgaon.

The best part about OYO rooms is that they are very affordable, the properties are carefully chosen to suit everyone’s need, the staff is extremely attentive and polite, it’s perfect for a chilled out weekend and a lot of attention is paid to the basic things like cleanliness and food.

If you have ever stayed in an OYO room don’t forget to share your experiences in the comments below. Stay connected with me on social media.

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Signing off!!!

Love- Barkha

9th Jagran Film Festival | #PureCinema

After its huge success last year Jagran flim Festival is back. It is not like any other film festival, it is a celebration of good and meaningful cinema. It is a place where talent from all over the world is appreciated. It is a medium of bringing the very best films to all of us.

The 9th edition of Jagran Film Festival will start on the 29th of June, 2018 from Delhi, traveling through Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Meerut, Agra, Gorakhpur, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Ludhiana, Hissar, Raipur, Dehradun and finally culminates in Mumbai. This makes it geographically the largest film festival perhaps in the world.

Jagran Film festival is different from other film festivals as this one is very interactive. The cast and crew of various movies travels to the venues of the premiers and have interactive sessions with the audience. They also have a workshop where legends of Indian cinema share tips and experiences with everyone. This year you get to interact with Ram Gopal Verma on 1st July after the screening of his spectacular film Satya.

The 9th Jagran Film festival will be in our city New Delhi from 29th June to 3rd July, 2018. Don’t forget to catch over 100+ screenings at the amazing venue of Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

I am attaching the screening schedule of all the days for your reference:

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P.S- All Films are subtitled in English.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Screenings are limited to delegates/audience of age 18+ only
  • Seats for all audience on first come first serve basis only
  • Schedule is subject to change without prior notice
  • Rights of entry reserved by Jagran Flim Festival

For more information please visit https://www.jagranfilmfestival.co.in/

My recommendations:

From mainstream Indian cinema to off beat documentaries and short films, from Indian regional languages to Internationally acclaimed movies… there is a lot to choose from. My recommendations to you would be October,S Durga, Satya, English Vinglish, Bucket List, Ribbon, Las Acacias, Maya, Cleek and Calendar. I love that there is theme based sections and we can pick and choose any movie in any auditorium at a particular day.

If you are a fan of pure, meaningful, entertaining cinema this is the place to be. I think of it as a medium to observe and enjoy the cultures of various cities and countries. I am looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

Love- Barkha

 

A look into my Korean beauty heaven- SNP Cosmetics | Beaute.one

It is not a secret that Korean beauty is taking over the world. Huge celebrities like Lady Gaga, Emma Stone, Drew Barrymore, Maisie Williams and Chrissy Teigen have been seen showing off their sheet mask selfies on Instagram. This skin care trend is the hottest thing right now and the reason is because its f***ing amazing.

I don’t know much about Korean Skin care but love collecting and using face masks. There is such a huge variety of face masks available that we can choose one for every problem and occasion. I was recently invited to the  launch of a SNP cosmetics in India by their exclusive selling partners Beaute.one

About Beaute.one:-

Beaute.One is a premier online skincare, make up and personal care products destination. It offers beauty products exclusively imported all over the world at best prices. The products are 100 percent genuine and authentic, exclusively licensed and imported directly from the brands. Currently available brands are SNP, KinGirls, Desembre, Klavuu.

About SNP:-

SNP is a professional which always researches products for healthy skin through understanding of clients’ skin concerns.  The cosmetic ingredients used by SNP are scientifically verified and certified to be safe. The scientific formula of SNP strengthens skin for skin purity.

SNP Sheet Masks:-

You name it and they have it. The range of sheet masks available at SNP is mind blowing. Fruit masks, hydrating masks, toning Masks, jelly Masks, SNP animal prints masks and even cooling and charcoal sheet masks. The packaging of some of the masks is very attractive like the ones Fresh Vita mask line, Face Art & Beijing Opera mask line, Animal mask, Ice Bear mask line, Gentle Girl mask pack, Modeling mask.IMG_20180620_140444-01.jpegIMG_20180620_140600-01.jpegIMG_20180620_140504-01.jpegIMG_20180620_140412-01.jpegIMG_20180620_140538-01.jpeg

Other SNP products:-

Apart from sheet masks, SNP has some other amazing skincare products like Eye patches, Luminous cover cushions, Warming eye mask, The Sound of Your Heart range, SNP LAB+ range, UV Perfect sun line, Bird’s Nest Revital range, ACSYS range, Timeless Black Homme range and Soothing gel line. They also have M’Solic Professional Grooming Care Barber’s Professional Know-How range that caters to men’s skin care.IMG_20180620_140322-01.jpegIMG_20180620_140712-01.jpeg

All these SNP products can be bought from https://Beaute.ONE/.

Here are some pictures from the Beaute.One Bloggers’ meet that took place on the 6th June, 2018 at Smoke House Deli. It was an event to celebrate the launch of SNP Kbeauty products in India.

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What I wore to the event

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Don’t forget to share your K-beauty experience with me at the comments below. stay connected with me on social media.

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Signing off!!!

Love- Barkha

My Favourites from Deborah Milano

Hola,

Makeup is love and life. I love get my hands on any good and new makeup product available to try. Deborah Milano is a well-known makeup brand and it is loved by people all over the world. They have all sorts of makeup available for eyes, lips, face and hands. They also have a huge range of makeup accessories. Now lets not waste time and get down to discussing the Deborah Milano products I got from a New U store.

About Deborah Milano:-

Italy’s leading make- up brand, Deborah Milano embodies Italian excellence since 1962. For over 50 years Deborah Milano has been making beauty an affordable and accessible pleasure for all women. Combining a flair for color, latest trends and a focus on quality certified by the Deborah Group’s own research laboratories, the brand’s eye-catching designs, attention to detail and unmistakably Italian flavor have become its hallmarks.

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My favorites from Deborah Milano

1. Deborah Milano Love My Lashes Mascara Volume:-

I love mascaras. They are my lifeline, I can’t walk out of my house without slapping some mascara on. This mascara does wonders for my lashes. It is a voluminous mascara and will make your lashes look bigger and more glamorous. I have a lot of black mascaras and was getting bored with them so, tried this brown one and realised how brown compliments my skin tone better than the black one.

It comes enriched with natural and synthetic and acacia gum for proper adhesion. Furthermore, the wavy bristle tips help in even distribution. It is priced at Rs 450.

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Deborah Milano love My Lashes Mascara Volume

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Marrone Brown Shade

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Wavy Bristle Tip

2. Deborah Milano Extra LipStick:-

We have all tried to achieve the perfect 3 D ombre lips and have failed  many times. This limited edition lipstick was designed to create the ultra cool trend. It comes in 12 shades and I am the proud owner of the shade number 10 Rouge Noir.

The lipstick comes with a sponge tip applicator which helps produces a three-dimensional matte look. It is a very pigmented lipstick in matte texture. Enriched with minerals and plant-based waxes, the advanced formula glides on easily and precisely, and will take you through the whole day. It is Priced at Rs 950

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Deborah Milano Extra lip stick

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Sponge applicator

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3-D lipstick

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shade number 10 Rouge Noir

3. Deborah Milano 24 Ore  long-lasting lip pencil:-

Lip pencils are a must have for every women. I find lip pencils better than lipsticks as they are more handy and easier to use. The Deborah Milano 24ORE Long Lasting Lip Pencil comes in a retractable design. It is a non transferable, smudge-proof lip color.

These lip pencils come in 8 shades. I am going to swatch number 02 (Vivid Red) and number 04 (Pink Cyclamen) for you. They are priced at Rs 595 each.

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Deborah Milano 24 Ore  long-lasting lip pencil

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number 02 (Vivid Red)

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number 04 (Pink Cyclamen)

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So, I am definitely very happy to add these products to my collection. I will be trying more products from Deborah Millano real soon. All this amazing makeup is available online https://www.newu.in/ and on New U stores across the country.

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My next blog post is on Korean Skin Care so stay hooked!!

See ya soon

Love- Barkha

HIMALAYA PUREHANDS HAND SANITIZER- REVIEW

Hey guys,

We live amongst the most unwanted germs. It is just impossible to avoid them but we can kill them before we use our hands for any important thing like meals.

The obsession of hygiene comes from the fact that I am a doctor and I always keep a sanitizer handy.  Hand sanitizers have made our life very convenient when there is no water or soap available.

Himalaya Herbals has a huge range of hand sanatizers in various flavors and various sizes. I have used 4 of their flavours:-

  • Green Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Litchi
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Key ingredients:

  • Hrivera is a strongly aromatic herb, which has antibacterial, deodorizing and cooling properties. It also softens hands.
  • Coriander is derived from the oil of a herb called Oil Coriandrol. The fruits of the herb possess antimicrobial and astringent properties.
  • Lime is a rich source of vitamin C. It protects the skin from oxidative damage and helps prevent itching. The oil of lemon warms the skin when applied externally. The juice also has bactericidal and astringent properties.
  • Ushira is an astringent and antibacterial herb. When applied externally, it removes excess heat from the body and provides a cooling effect.
  • Neem extracts possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. The tree stem, root and bark have astringent, tonic and antiperiodic properties. Neem is used to treat skin diseases.

Directions for use:

Squeeze approximately 0.5 ml (coin-sized drop) of the gel on your palms. Rub well over the palms, back of hands, fingernails and grooves briskly, until dry. No water is required after use.

PureHands is absolutely safe for regular use. It contains moisturizer that prevent skin irritation and dryness. The product has been clinically tested, and its safety and efficacy is proven.

Price:

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My experience:

I have tried a lot of hand sanatizers and have had one of the best experience with Himalaya PureHands. A little quantity ( just a drop) is more than enough for both hands. The product comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip cap.

The fact that it comes in many flavors is very attractive. It is an effective, herbal, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which kills 99.9% of germs, prevents infection, and ensures total hand hygiene. These sanatizers are more effective than soaps as they kill more bacteria and germs. I love that we can choose the fragrance that we like the most.

You can buy these hand sanatizers from amazon, nykaa, flipkart or your local skin care or medical stores.

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I will see you soon with a lot of exciting posts.

Love- Barkha