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Are you familiar with the term “baking” or “cooking” your make up . If you follow a lot of makeup artists on instagram or any other social medias, you might definitely be aware of what baking or cooking of make up really is. You might already be doing the baking of make up( may be every day). Or you might have tried baking your make up atleast once because baking of make up is a huge trend now. No wonder as Kim Kardashian’s make up artist informed us he use the technique on her. Since no one can beat them at the contour game, we must believe it.

As I am a mommy, my darling baby and her things always inflence me in one way or other. The idea of using baby powder for baking of make up struck me when I was writing my previous post 30 beauty hacks using baby products. But I didn’t want to write about it before trying it out. Now I have been using the baking technique using baby powder for a couple of times and I am extremely happy how it turned out to be. (more…)



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After having a baby, I have learned a lot of things. I also had to make some (read as complete) changes to my lifestyle. Changes both good and bad, like now when we go shopping our primary focus is on baby stuff as any other parents. You also get a lot of products during baby shower or later,which sometimes you don’t use at all. So I had to come up with these beauty hacks using the baby products.Okay, I admit, I am that beauty-obsessed  mother spare even her baby’s products! Thank God! my baby is not big enough to know it!

So my today’s post is about how you can use baby products in your beauty routines. (more…)


The lactation smoothie is great for breast feeding mommies, but anybody can try it as an energy boosting smoothie…

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With mommies being made aware of the benefits of breast feeding more and more new mommies are keen in breastfeeding now. Which is great, but that is definitely your personal choice and what works for you and your baby. Some times even if you choose to breast feed, you might find it difficult because of not having enough supply to meet your baby’s needs. If that is your case, then continue reading because this post is about one great method to increase your milk supply. This post is about one fantastic lactation smoothie which helped me a lot. My baby is almost one year old (her birthday is on 22 Jan) and I still continue to feed her breast milk along with all other food. But at the beginning I had low milk and the lactation smoothie is one thing which helped me. The best thing about the lactation smoothie is that it is super easy to make and it really works.

The lactation smoothie

You need just few ingredients to experience the blissful feeling you get while feeding your baby that you might have not had due to low milk supply. So lets get to the ingredients that we need to make the amazing lactation smoothie.

You need

1 banana

1 cup almond milk

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp peanut butter

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp brewers yeast

1 tbsp flax seed

1/2 tsp vanilla or chocolate extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Crushed ice (optional)

Method of preparation

To prepare the lactation smoothie combine all the above mentioned ingredients in a blender and blend till the desired consistency. Transfer the smoothie to your favorite glass and enjoy. You have your on the go lactation smoothie.

Remember:  You can use full fat milk instead of almond milk if you like. Don’t use low fat or skimmed. You can use coconut milk also. I like the taste of coconut milk.

I have seen many cook the oats before adding to their lactation smoothies but I would say just toss it in, don’t cook.

I add honey as a sweetener, you can skip honey, it is your choice. But I think you will have to. I can’t think of drinking the lactation smoothie without any sweeteners. But its your smoothie, your choice.

We add vanilla or chocolate extract for flavor. Don’t skip that, I would say, because the brewers yeast has an awful taste. If you can bare with it, then cool.

If you want it chilled then add crushed ice as much as you like. You can also add frozen banana and milk. Trust me, the chilled version is yumm! But you don’t have to necessarily make the chilled version skip ice if you like it that way.

If you hate the taste of any particular ingredient, you can always skip that particular ingredient or just substitute it for any other ingredients of your choice. This is your lactation smoothie you can customize it as you like. The brewers yeast is the one I hate about  this recipe of lactation smoothie but I was ready to adjust. After all, this is for my baby. But you can skip if you don’t like.

Few other tips for increased lactation

  • Always remember to drink lots of water.
  •  Using Fenugreek seed is the most popular and effective way for increasing lactation. I have been given fenugreek tablets from my doctor, to boost supply. You can also drink fenugreek water or maybe include some fenugreek porridge in your diet. It works.
  • One important  point is to always remember is to remain happy and stress-free.
  • I know this might sound impossible with a baby around, but take plenty of rest. Rest is really important.
  • Oatmeal is one great ingredient to boost lactation, try to include oats more and more in your diet as porridge, smoothies, cookies, whatever.
  • Include more vegetables, fruits and green leaves in your diet.

If low milk production is stopping you from breastfeeding your baby, try the lactation smoothie and see the change. I have had good results so will you.

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