Face: Skin Whitening Products

by jomol on January 10, 2011 · 191 comments

Since skin ‘whitening’ has become such an infamous word and whitening products are turning up to be disasters and causing side effects, I have turned to skin ‘brightening’ and that too the natural way. I have found out a few ways to brighten and polish the complexion instead of using Lotus Ginseng type fairness creams. So, here you go with some herbal and natural ways to tone up and clarify your skin.

1. Kumkumadi Tailam/ Thailam

kumkumadi thailamKumkumadi Tailam/ Thailam is an ancient recipe consisting of 16 precious Ayurvedic ingredients as detailed in the ancient texts of beauty secrets.  Kumkumadi thailam is the high quality saffron oil.  It contains Jasadbhasma, an Ayurvedic sunscreen, known to protect the skin from the sun’s darkening and damaging UV rays. Saffron saturates the skin to give it a natural golden glow.  Lotus, sandalwood, and vetiver plump the skin, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while extracts of Indian Madder and Banyan tree lighten the appearance of brown spots caused by acne scarring, the sun or aging. Licorice, known for its antiseptic and microbial properties helps to protect blemish-prone skin from bacteria and other impurities.  (courtesy www.indiadivine.org).

kumkumadi thailam oilWhere Can You Buy Kumkumadi Thailam?

You can find this tailam in all ayurvedic shops.

What Does Kumkumadi Thailam Do for Skin Whitening?

• Kumkumadi tailam adds radiance to the skin.
• It brightens the skin.
• Removes acne scars, blemishes, scars, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
• Since this is an ayurvedic product, it has no side effects.

2. Kasturi Manjal with Mil Cream or Rose Water

kasturi manjal

Kasthuri manjal – Curcuma aromatica – This “cosmetic manjal” is often boiled, dried and powdered to use for external application to the skin. It makes a wonderful skin rejuvenative for skin whitening when used in fresh or raw from in face pack. Kasthuri manjal grows larger than normal haldi used in curries, is lighter in color, more aromatic and has a thinner skin. Unlike Curcuma longa (used in curries), Kasthuri manjal won’t stain the skin yellow.

Kasturi Manjal is used to cure leprosy, skin disease, insect bites and imparts glow to the skin. Applying on the body before bath is a good preventive measure against skin diseases and for a glowing skin.

It also helps to restore or maintain youth by controlling wrinkle and crease formation on the surface of the skin. Turmeric can also benefit skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and acne.

How to Use Kasturi Manjal for Skin Whitening

People with dry skin can use kasturi manjal with milk cream and let it dry before bath.  Oily skin people can use either rose water or water to make a mixture.

Where Can You Buy Kasturi Manjal

kasturi manjal packedKasturi manjal or raw manjal can be bought from vegetable shops or can be bought in powdered and packed forms in supermarkets and beauty shops.

Raw turmeric can also be used in face packs.

3. Black Grapes Face Mask

black grapes face mask
Grape seeds contain resveratrol, flavonoid and tannin which are excellent anti-oxidants for skin whitening. Such anti-oxidant from fruits is good at toning and tightening skin. Skin of black grape comprises most of the nutrients of a grape. Generally speaking, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1, B2, B6 and C are major nutrients of grapes. There is also a huge amount of amino acids contained in grapes. Amino acid is essential building blocks for proteins and hence body cells.

How to Use Black Grapes as a Face Mask for Skin Whitening

I usually like to make black grapes juice at home. After extracting juice, I get the pulp containing skin of grapes and seeds.  Since these contain high amount of iron, vitamins, and antioxidants, I use this pulp directly on to my skin without adding anything to it.  It refreshes, tones, and rejuvenates the skin and helps in lightening the skin tone also. One thing to be careful is that broken grape seeds can be “abrasive” and you have to be very careful and try not to rub like a scrub.

4. Milk Powder and Fuller’s Earth Face Pack

milk powder fuller's earth face mask
Multani Mitti is called as Fuller’s earth and it makes an excellent cleansing mask and possesses highly absorbent qualities. It is rich in minerals and when applied to the skin in the form of a paste, it helps improve circulation.  Milk powder is believed to bring on lightening effects on the skin. Some people suggest using hydrogen peroxide with milk powder, but I am not pro-hydrogen peroxide with milk powder because it tends to darken skin.

How to Use Milk Powder and Fuller’s Earth Face Pack for Skin Whitening

Make a paste of milk powder and fuller’s earth separately and then mix them together with honey and apply on face.  As usual, clean after it starts to dry and don’t rub it vigorously while taking off with water.  Honey and lemon juice mixed with almond oil and milk powder is also a good bleaching pack.

5. Ubtan

ubtanUbtan, the world’s first known skin whitening product, is a body application used for the beautification of the body. I searched a lot for simple ubtan recipes, but apparently there are many recipes for different needs; however, I could find the two most common recipes that are used on brides before the marriage ceremony.  Here are the two recipes:

Bridal Full Body General Beauty Massage Ubtan Recipe

Ingredients
4 Tbsp. Chickpea Flour
2 Tbsp. Almond Oil
1 Tsp. Turmeric
1 Tsp. Fenugreek Powder
1 Tsp. Wheat Germ Oil
1/4 Tsp. Rose Oil

Method
Mix all ingredients. It is recommended to do the ubtan body scrub every day for 40 days. Use the ubtan scrub to massage the entire body. After the massage take a warm shower to remove. Make a fresh batch each morning.

Bridal Facial Massage Ubtan Recipe

Ingredients
1 Tbsp. Almond Paste
1 Tbsp. Cashew Paste
1-1/2 tsp. Pistachio Paste
1 Tbsp. Malai (skim off boiled milk)
1 Tbsp. Wheat Germ Oil
1 Tbsp. Rose Water
1/4 cup Red Lentil paste
Chickpea flour (to thicken)

Method
Grind the nuts in a blender on high until pulverized, then add remaining ingredients. Use as a facial massage. Let dry then wash it off. Pat face dry with a clean towel.

6. Dried Orange Peels with Multani Mitti, Honey and Lemon

dried orange peel

Orange peel face mask with multani mitti, honey, and lemon removes tan and brightens skin tone.  I used to have this orange peel face mask regularly as a teenager to control acne also.  For this face pack, you need to dry orange peels directly under the sun and powder them and mix it with multani mitti and honey.  You can store the multani mitti and orange peel stored in container and it won’t get spoiled for a long time.  Orange peel powder with multani mitti helps to reduce excess oil from the skin and clean dead cells making the skin appear brighter.  The honey in the pack will keep the skin from drying.

7. Oatmeal and Tomato Face Pack

oatmeal

I had seen this skin whitening face pack’s recipe in Rads blog. Although its quite messy, the end result is smoother and brighter skin.  You can check out the recipe here.

Tomato acts as a natural bleaching agent which of course wouldn’t give you any side effects.  Oatmeal removes dead skin cells doing gentle exfoliation without making the skin dry and is known for its moisturizing properties.

8. Papaya and Honey

papaya honey face mask

I love everything that has papaya in it.  Papaya is an excellent source of vitamin A, E, C and antioxidants.  Papaya has become known as a leading ingredient in skin whitening products because papaya has a natural enzyme called papain, which promotes skin renewal and cell turnover. It helps in exfoliating the skin to reveal newer cells, and has restorative properties that soften the skin.  Papaya can be used with honey to get a clean, smooth, and radiant looking skin.  My skin responds best with this face pack.

9. Rakthachandan (Red Sandalwood)

red sandalwood

Red sandalwood is extensively used in Ayurvedic preparations for skin whitening and removing scars. It is an astringent and a cooling agent and is used in several skincare preparations. It is used in the treatment of pimples, acne, wrinkles etc. It is a bit difficult to find this wood. Nowadays, packaged red sandalwood powder is available at all places.

How to Use Rakthachandan for skin Whitening

Rakht chandan

Rakhtchandan

If you can get your hands on Rakthachandan bark, then it should be scraped on a stone to get a pasty red substance, which can be applied on the face directly.  Powdered rakthachandan can be mixed with water or rosewater and applied on face to get a brighter and clear skin.

Image Courtesy – Radhika

Also Read:

Homemade Face Pack for Skin Whitening
Skin Lightening and Tan Remover

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rakhshanda January 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

very very informative post….thanks

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Thanks Rakshanda :)) :yahoo:

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zeeba January 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

darn informative..soo soo coool..:)

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Thanks Zeeba :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

jomollll….2 questions…have you used kuk thailam ??? heard a lot abt it..but never bought it…how do you use it….secondly is this Banjara’s turmeric good?? i saw it yest ..picked it up but did not buy..not sure how authentic the product was

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Spar? I saw it too..picked it up adn put it back :D

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

no…local grocery shop…i was so tempted to buy…but never heard abt the brand and then it said its manuf..in Hyd :bully:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Priya….I have used the kumkumadi tailam personally and it works….but you have to make sure it is authentic….I used the kottakal vaidyshala;s and about the banjara pack…i think it shold be original…..and kumkumaditailam,…..since it is oily liquid, it is best to use it at night……….cannot be used as a day cream O:)

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irin February 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

jomol…which is ur skin typ?mine s acne prone oily skin..is kukumadi thailam suitable for ma skin type?or it ll caus brk outs as its oily liqid?

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Hii Jomol ..that Lotus ginseng cream story still makes me laugh :lol: :lol:

BTW,I’ve haerd a lot about Kumkumadi Tailam and wud like to use it for scar removal!!!Does it help against pimples? AN d how to use it??

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Sonam my sister used it for a while..she used it instead of her regular night-time moisturizer. For a while it seemed like her skin was looking good, but I think it’s best used once you have sorted out any active acne problems and then use this only for dealing with marks left behind. It is an oil and is a bit greasy..so I would really not recommend it for anyone who have an ongoing acne problem. ?:)

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Oh!!!Run run :plane: :plane:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Oh nooo Sonam..it is very good..for marks..and my sister’s skin looked so good…but she had not really solved her acne problem…should solve that first and use this for the marks.

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Ya ya I got it..currently m suffering from pimples..not many but there are always 2/3 pimples on my face..so I’ll :plane: only for the time being :toothygrin:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Sonam…….Rads has put it correctly….kumkumadi has to be used at night……….. :mohawk:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Sonam…..I really wish there is some “ginseng” effect in your life too :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Awwww no no no !!!there were so many….if more happen,I’ll hav to write a book..GInseng effects in Sonam’s life an make IMBB the publisher :toothygrin:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I write such nice useful articles..and you only could think of the oatmeal-tomato one???????????????????????????????????? It’s a conspiracy…Rati and Jomol against poor Rads :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm

:weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY….. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

:devil: You keep scrolling down and reading…I already had my revenge :hunterwali:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Oh…you know….i can list your other useful articles also…….let me just check before my doodh ka time comes and if there’sanything offensive……I will put kali mirchi in your eyes :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :ass:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Heheheee “before my doodh ka time comes” :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

err..i mean i have fetch milk na….i fetched milk :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm

you saw her grape face mask :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Yaaaaa I somehow feel it’s good…I want to try..but am scared…what if it stains my skin??? I try on feet first ..as usual :D

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

:sick: :sick: :sick:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm

You Rads and Priya…….datty girls….what is wrong with the grapes mask………….it does not stain…..they do not paint each and every grape with purple acrylic colour….that is the natural colour of the grape….it will not stain :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hawww I tho really thought it’s nice…only was worried if it will stain.. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Poutmati…..what’s wrong with my grapes mask :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Why is that man putting andas in water????? See on top….corner…ad!

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Haaaain!!!Wat r you talking about!!! ?:) ?:)

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

There was an ad on top right hand corner somewhere of the page…one man was putting andas in water…heheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

It went away now..is showing garnier cream now :-(( and now everybody will think I am mad!

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm

But all the day I saw only Garnier cream ad..you might ‘ve seen it on some other site maddo :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Nooo was here..so I clicked to check…it was some teeth brightening thing..Malibubright..revolutinary 3-step teeth brightening :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Revolutionary teeth brightening using aandas…rofl!!! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Why is my poor comment awaiting moderation :starving: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :((

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm

kya …..everybody will think you are mad….what an understatement…..phew :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :finger

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

where where is that man putting the andas in water…………..I can’t see it :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Only RAds has got the vision …not you and me…according to rads,putting aandas in water=revolutionary formula for teeth brightening… :lol2: :lol2: *Nobel prize*

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Radsu will get the Nobel Prize one day for innovative thinking Sonam…..let’s be real nice to her…..she has got huge brains that she stores away somwhere in her backyard garden under the mud…… :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

:hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Of course I am nice to her…I am even ready to give her a patent for this REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCT :toothygrin: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Sonam……… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jaiho: :jaiho: :lol: :lol2: :lol: :lol2:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I want to know how you make the grape juice Jomol…tell that na…

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I will tell you Rads……but please tell me in detail how you soap your each and every ORGAN :lol: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Urmi January 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I love this article. Thank You.

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Thanks Urmi….. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rima Kaur January 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm

kumkumati tailam. i remember seeing its advert when i was young and i used to keep chanting “kumkumati tailam, kumkumati tailam” over and over again..

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Farha January 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm

hehe same pinch Rima..even i was wonderin y it sounded so familiar…abhi yaad aya… :musicnote: “kumkumati tailam, kumkumati tailam” :musicnote: … :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm

:secret2: farha someone showing middle finger to you..the one with red nail paint.. see see :secret2:

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Farha January 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Hawww!!! wer tell me Rati…u knw in our gals hostel if eneone showed one finger :finger we used to show all ten…imagine TEN fingers in one… errr….ring ;-) :D

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dirty girls!!!! :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: 10 fingers in one “errrrr ring” :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I also show 10 fingers to you :finger :finger :finger :finger :finger :finger :finger :finger :finger :finger

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Rima Kaur January 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

:toothygrin:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm

:weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: is not my day today :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

where did u get that bark from????? in this the nail color is looking even prettier :)

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Cauvery :D

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

aah…i was thinking of going there to pick sandalwood….i will pick this toooooo :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I have both…is a PAIN to rub and get anything out….you get the powder also there…you pick that…pick this just to take pictures and distribute to dattee ppl named Rati..and use powder for face :D I stupidly didnt buy the powder :-(

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm

But mom says its cos the stone I have is rubbish…I will be getting a prettty one from Kerala and I will gift mom this one :D :D :D She has a nice one – this I got from outside Cauvery…I think 50 Rs.

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Poor rads ……….it so such a mehnat na :violinbash:

naina January 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Rads same pinch , I also get all my red and white sandalwood from Cauvery , lovvee that place ,their jewellery also .. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: and that Splash Store also near it .. i want to come to Bangalore now :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm

and i will click the sandalwood next to my teakwood sofa….not that it can be seen…but …….. :smug: :smug:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Oh I love love love their silver section too..all supercostly but very nice naaaa??? Why do you want to come to Blore and buy silver…you get superwowww silver in BBSR naaa? I hate you..and I will send you sandalwood..give me your address :devil:

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naina January 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

i picked up a pendant and it was for 4000 , nothing great just a half moon stuuded with a black stone on its tip … very happily i kept it back.. i love bangalore for its shopping ..
once we were in transit to srilanka and had just 5-6 hours , we happily shopped and increased our luggage by 6-7 kgs :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:
and i have one year sandalwood supply with me now , you can send me some accessories or maybe a bag from Splash :jump: :jump: :jump: …

Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Ya yaaaa I send you ebbbbbherrrrything… :present: :present: :present: :present: :present: :present: :present: :present:

naina January 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

hain ??? itni sharafat ??? doesnt suit you rads…. now i am so ooooo scared… :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

You send me your address Naina…me verrrrrrrrrrrrry O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Rads…..why don’t you send those super things for me….I mean I accept courier even from my enemies :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

Rati January 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I want cauvery in Delhi :hunterwali:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

yeah Priya…she matches her nail colour with everything…………she is a perfectionist…..please catch up on all her posts :jiggy2: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy1:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm

yeah radsu….its not your day today….because you had planned to make ME bakra today…..look whos d bakra :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy1: :woot: :woot:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Farha :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Rima :yelo: :yelo: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Shyna January 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Jomol thnx for reminding about dried orange peel..i had kept some for drying on my terrace many days back and completely forgot about it!!kumkumadi thailam works wonders, my MIL uses it religiously…i also feel like trying…

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Shyna….you are so much like me……..I found orange peels on my terrace that I had kept last year for drying……he he he :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Shyna January 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

ohh!! :handshake:

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naina January 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

want to try that grapes mask.. looks so tasty :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

and i have been using rakhtchandan since years now, it clears up acne (when i apply mixed with haldi) and lightens scras also , :yahoo:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Naina……….thanks…..you are the only one who appreciated the grapes mask today……I :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: you

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I use grapes 2 on my face…but not as a mask…i just cut a grape in 2 and squeeze the juice gently and rub it onto my face and let it be there for around 20 mins :)

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: OMG I SAW JOMOL!!!!!!

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

SEEEEEEEEEE..In the Ubtan picture…someone is peeping from the side…JOMOL :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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naina January 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm

and she no tie her blouse also .. all khula khula , hanging hanging … :snicker:

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Farha January 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Oh gawd… :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Jomo u r truly beautifulllll!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: I am so happy today :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: TODAY IS JOMOL BAKRA DAY :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

:poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: Rads, Naina, and Farha.,….this is for you guys since you spotted my hanging things :poop:

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

WAttttt :lol: :lol: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: RAds ko ye ho gaya hai :drunk: lolz :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm

yeah she is trying to peep into a woman who must have lived some 1200 years ago….. :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…I was talkign about that girl peeping from behind the curtains..but I like Naina’s idea better…that lady is Jomol :D :D :D I louuuuuuuuuuuuu Naina :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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naina January 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

i saw but then i was she is a girl only so big deal… i had seen the blouse earlier but was being O:) O:) O:) u inspired me to :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:
louu you tooo…. yes yes that lady is jomol …. showing how white white she is .. :woot:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Me too think that open blouse wali is Jomol :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Farha January 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I thnk Jomo has not yet reached this section :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: ….me run away b4 she does :plane:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I am toh super scared :tremble: but we can have fun na till she comes :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Me too going…byeee Rati..I like you and you are really nice but you know..I don’t want to be here when Jomol reaches this section…tataaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..all the best…unless you are plannign to run away and gift the blog to Sanjeev for some time :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :plane:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

TRAITORRRRRRR…. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Rads……..come back………you the one who spots guys showing andas and all…….. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: …..come I will sprinkle black pepper and green chilli chutney in your eyes before I get to fry them :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

yeah poutmati…………….definately………why do i always sleep off when all this is going on…………. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Farha jaan……………I missed you earlier when you were not around…………but missy you are good to me when you don’t come here…..haddd hurrr haddddddddddi :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

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Shyna January 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Farha January 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm

yay!!! Jomo doesnt know yet she is the khula blouse waali :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Farhajaan…..you said na there is a wedding coming up in your family……..may you forget to wear your bra under your blouse that day and may the wedding album capture “everything inside” that day…………….. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm

this poutmati………grrrrrrrrrrrr :duel: :headbang: :headbang: :duel: ,,,…I don’t have any blouses to keep them open…..maybe radsu is that maharani who is getting haldi done all over her body in the pic….i am like the dasi applying the mehendi :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm

:hunterwali: :shock: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: Hawwwwwwwwwwww……such convuluted minds cooking up stories :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Noopur January 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

HEY JOMOL…
VERY NICE POST..VERY INFORMATIVE :victory:
i think home/natural remedies do help us out with improving skin texture/tone but I really dont vouch for cosmetic products…
even raam dev baba seconds that..he ws shouting last nyt on tv dat koi hamari bhainso ko fair n lovely lgaa k gora kar k dikhaaye to mai maanuga…lol lol lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

:lol2: :lol2:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol: :lol2: :lol: :lol2: Noopur……… :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: that was so funny………….. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm

“bhainso ko fair n lovely lgaa k gora kar k dikhaaye” :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: OMG…this is becoming madder by the minute!

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: I find ramdev baba very funny :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Asha January 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Hi Jomol.. Nice post..wil try kasturi manjal for sure. I use home made rose face pack..nd it showed good results..but wont get rose flower always so bought Banjara’s rose pack..used it thrice nd it instantly brightened my face :-).

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Thanks Asha……..i will try the rose flowers pack….but the bouquet wala flowers have so many chemicals in them……better to buy rose powder as you say O:)

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Suma January 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm

wow! u actually use all those??
do they seriously work? WOW radhika! great post :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Dear Suma…..everything works provided you use them correctly….but dear suma this is my post and you are thanking Rads :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Suma January 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

uh oh! woopsie moment!!!! :| :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:
Mt apologies Jomol!!!!
and Rads i take back my thank you :P and give it to Jomol.. thank you Jomol :)

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Heheheeeeeeeeeee Suma..it’s Jomol’s post …OMG..now tho she will definitely kill me :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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naina January 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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anks January 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

niceee! so many useful things jomo!

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Thankoooooooo Anks…..howz your baby?????

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anks January 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

hyperactive!!! how are you doing?

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

OMG..please someone seee..its there on top of the article now that andaaa ad!

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Sonam January 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Godddddamitttttttt!!!U are Hallucinating :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Farha January 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Errr…rads i cant c it…r u sure u saw it :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: ???????????

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naina January 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

she has gone insane …. anda ads it seems…all this is her chaal so that we ask her u saw ?? what was it?? and all … what a bum she is … :ass2: :ass2: :ass2: :ass2: :ass2: :ass2: :ass2: :ass2: :ass2: :ass2:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm

yeah now you all people see sense……Rads is pakao all false false stories :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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anks January 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm

rads, is using red goggles? that man is mr. india…. onlyshe can see coz we dont have red goggs!

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anks January 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm

i saw… nahi hai! rads u have sooper vision!

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Rads January 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm

You all wait…it was like this when Jomo used to say about igniter…but slowly the truth came out…like that only my andawala.com ad also you will see one day….sorry..not andawala..is malibubright… :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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calicoaster January 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Yeah..Rads me to saw that anda guy..putting anda in the glass named “Water”, rest two glasses have “Poly” and “Stain” written in them.. :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

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uzma January 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Jomol! Very informative! I’ll try to get these! :yes:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Thankooo Uzma :shy: :shy:

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Hi jomol O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Hi Poutmati…………. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Good post :) :yes:

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Read this sumwhere…thot I’d share..
Saffron is an excellent skin-whitener. Mix two, three strands of saffron with little milk and leave it for sometime. When the water turns pink, apply it on the face and neck. Keep for 10-15v minutes and then rinse off. It is one of the most effective home remedies.

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo: Thankooo Shanaiia for adding the info :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm

i reme my MIL telling me…why dont u have saffron wala doodh…ur kid will be all fair fair :|

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm
Rati January 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I used to do it… it works great for dry skin..even better if you use raw milk. :))

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

please don’t drink saffron wala milk….I mean…..my best friend who is fair, her husband is fair….their mil and fils are fair, but the baccha who came out of her because of her drinking saffron wala milk was like the darkest child i have ever seen but he is the cutest……all the saffron burnt him I guess :| :| :| :|

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Priya January 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm

:| :| :spank: to saffron !!!!

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 11:29 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

raw milk or milk cream??

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Rati January 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm

the unboiled milk

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shanaiia January 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

oh ok thanx :) i only drink tetra pack milk(nestle -toned)…guess i’ll borrow sum raw milk from my aunt when i go to her house :P

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 12:23 am

lolll!! I’ll infact do a little photo tute thingy tomorrow. I was anyway thinking. :))

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Tommy January 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

wow!! nyc post jomol :laugh:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Thanks Tommy :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes:

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calicoaster January 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm

heyyyyyyyyy..even I saw that anda guy…Poly, water stain!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: me friends with Rads..rest all losers!!!!!!!!! :smug: :smug:

BTW..very nice informative article Jomollllllllllllll…Kumkumadi tailam used to come in fairever..and I started using it…that kesar wala..for no good reason…I think these home DIY stuffs can definitely add glow to the skin..I am so dyingggggggg to try that grape mask!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rads January 11, 2011 at 12:09 am

Thank youuuu Cali :toothygrin:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm

:poop: :poop: :hunterwali: Cali………..if you are fraands with that Rads……..you are my enemy……me no talk with you…….even you saw that anda wala ad kya………..you both bangloareans are seeing this one…….nobody all over india is……..Cali………….this is for you :hunterwali: :poop: :hunterwali: :poop:

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calicoaster January 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

But I liked your article!! :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :P …hee hee…BTW why did you post that lady’ pic with sab khulla khulla??? :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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jomol January 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm

errr..Cali….I thought that painting was tasteful….the woman getting applied ubtan all over……….but Rads and Farha and Sonam and Naina got overexcited :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Bee January 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm

awesome post jomol… im getting kumkumadi tailam the next time im in india…

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Bee i replied to ur query bout the mall name in Florida…check it out…

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Neha S. January 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

awesome article jomol! thanx for sharing even though we all wanna criticise fairness products..theres this little sumthing in us which wants bright skin nevertheless..

i used to see kumkumadithailam ad before whn i was younger.. even used to try to search for it….i never found it anywhere…

and now i wannnnnnnnnttt againn….
?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

also hows it for oily skin does it clogs pores?
i love dat grape mask..looks yum..!! im going to try it…
can someone plz tell me where would i get this in mumbai??

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Neha S. January 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm

if anyone knows where we can get kumkumadithailam in mumbai plzzz say ….. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 11:19 pm

hey Neha Kama Ayurveda has kumkumadi oil ..Kama ayurveda products are available at the oberoi,at oxford book shopand at bombay stores .must be available at other places 2 i’m sure..

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm

http://www.kamaayurveda.com/products.html

u can get addresses in mumbai from their webiste…

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shanaiia January 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Shriji Herbal Products offers Kumkumadi Oil. I think u need to call them to know where their products are available..((022) – 28013484 / 28920783)

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Neha S. January 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm

thanku sooo much shanaiia ..i going to try kama ayurveda..never knew they have this oil too…. i think iv seen kama ayurveda at palladium , atria or inorbit.. ….one of these… but bombay store toh pakka iv seen their products il check there thankooo so much

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Neha S. January 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm

:) :) :)) :-*

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shanaiia January 11, 2011 at 12:06 am

yeah they have the products at bombay store next to big bazaar @phoenix :)

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Asha January 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Hi jomol.. I use 2 pluck rose flower from my garden. First u have to clean flower well..nd then soak oats in milk nd then grind all these..nd apply. B4 applying this mask just clease ur face with a little milk. U can c result in the first use itself. Ur skin wil b very soft nd u wil glow..nd yes this is a fairness pack :-)

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Ankita January 11, 2011 at 2:30 am

this is such a useful post Jomol! Thank you. I’m a big fan of home made remedies. I’ve been using multani mitti+neem powder for my pimples and its given really good results.

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bhumika January 11, 2011 at 8:13 am

excellent post jomol… :waytogo:
me wanna try the kumkumadi tailam now..always thot bt never gt..nw me gettng it..

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ramya January 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

wow…. nice post jomol… very very informative :waytogo: :waytogo:
and this is out of context do u ahve any idea abt yeladi thailam…. i believe its for babies…. but not very sure ?:)

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Rentu January 11, 2011 at 11:50 am

i have heard a lot of kumkumadi tailam, but never tried it, will grab it soon from nearby shop… very informative post…

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Veena January 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm

is that ur sandalwood piece ? :yahoo: :yahoo:
did u woo veerappan or is this a stolen good :P jus kidding

out of these, i tried kumkumadi tailam and it worked wonders for me :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
for oily beauties, they can try kumkumadhi lepan, instead of kumkumadi tailam

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Swathy January 12, 2011 at 12:50 am

I have used banjara’s kasturi turmeric and I must warn that it simply yellows the skin and does nothing….at least this was my experience….I found it to be a horrible product……

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Swapna January 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I wish we Indian women would learn to accept our skin tones & be pleased with who we are. As a race we are among the most beautiful women in the world, yet we jeopardize our health & beauty by trying out all sorts of bleaching techniques due to our obsession with “fairness”. Can’t we move past this & into actually appreciating ourselves for who we are instead of being fettered by our insecurities with skin color?

I’m an NC 50 in MAC, refuse to try to whiten my skin & my husband thinks I’m beautiful the way I am :)

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ushasuresh August 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I have tried kumkumkadi thailam and it didnt work as there were lot of swelling on my face when ever i tried it.

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