The Pros and Cons of Shaving

Shaving is by far the most used hair removal method in the world, but is it really deserving of its ubiquity? We’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of shaving and find out whether it should be so widely used or if there’s a better alternative.

 Let’s start with the negatives: 

1. Razor Burn: One of the main problems with shaving (either on the face or the body) is that people with sensitive skin often end up with razor burn. If you don’t use the correct combination of moisturisers or your technique is a little off, you’re likely to suffer.

 2. Ingrown hair: Another thing a lot of people face with shaving, though to be honest this also happens with wax and also with an epilator , is ingrown hairs. This is where the hair that is trying to grow back will get caught on the edge of the skin and will end up curling and continuing to grow underneath the skin instead of up and out like it should. Ingrown hairs can be painful and unsightly, not to mention irritating! 

3. Short term results: Shaving slices the hairs at the surface of the skin so that they can't be seen and the skin will be smooth. The difference between this and other methods is that other methods will often pluck the hair from the root meaning that there is a much longer time between getting rid of the hair and the hair resurfacing again. This is because the hair will have to start from scratch and grow all the way up to the skin surface before you see it again. With shaving, it is already at the surface of the skin so only has to grow a little before you’ll see it and will be forced to shave again. 

Okay so with the bad parts of shaving out of the way, let's take a look at why it's such a loved hair removal method: 

1. Quick and easy: It's easily the fastest and most convenient way of removing hair. You simply put some shaving gel on the area you want to shave and run the blade across your skin a few times. Voila! The hair is gone… for now. There is a very small learning curve to be mastered with shaving and once you understand how it works you’ll be ready to shave anywhere. 

2. Cheap Shaving is cheap, let's face it. A razor costs nothing and shaving gel lasts a pretty long time for the cost too. The only problem with this is that you have to buy replacement blades fairly often. Thank god they’re so cheap else the cost will add up over time. 

3. Painless: Finally, and this is probably the most important reason for a lot of people, is that shaving is painless. Unless you cut yourself while doing it, you’re not going to feel as much pain as waxing or laser hair removal. 

So in conclusion I think the main reason people opt for shaving is that it is the cheapest, fastest, and least painful of all the hair removal methods. Even though it needs to be done way more frequently it is still the choice of the majority of the population, unless of course, you can afford permanent laser hair removal treatment!

This is a guest post by Jackie at A Smooth Life. A great resource for guides, tutorials, and advice about different hair removal methods and products.

Sephora The Mascara - Volume, Length & Definition - Review

Sephora The Mascara - Volume, Length & Definition
Sephora The Mascara - Volume, Length & Definition

The happiest thing about makeup shopping is having to replace your mascara every 6 months and trying out new ones. I go in for cheaper ones always because I know that I am not going to use it for more than 6 months and hence reserve my budget for other products. This time I tried Sephora's Mascara which I bought during their Black Friday Sale.

Eating Healthy with ASaladCompany

ASaladCompany Vegetarian Food
ASaladCompany Vegetarian Food

I am enjoying a good break in Chennai at my mum's house and I would say there are a few things that I do miss about Singapore at this point. The comfortable walking pathways, the no honking smooth traffic and definitely healthier eating options. My locality in Chennai has numerous eating outlets but when it comes to healthier and cleaner options, I really wonder if I can count even 1. Of course, I do give in to temptations but sometimes when I really look for healthier options, I don't really find anything. 

Singaporeans are so health conscious and they constantly strive to eat a healthy meal & go for regular jogs. Healthy eating options would consist of stir fried veggies, soups, salads and wraps. Salads would not be boring and they would give you the opportunity to choose the ingredients which can range from raw veggies to even quinoa. 

Thanks to my friend Sreevarshini who came up with such an initiative in Chennai for those looking out for healthy lunch and brunch options. There are places which serve salads in Chennai too but when you have a twist to the old salad who does not want to welcome that?

Have a look at her FB page here & website here:

Makeup Forever Artist Rouge Mat Lipstick - Shade 301 Poppy Orange

Makeup Forever Artist Rouge Mat Lipstick - Shade 301 Poppy Orange
Makeup Forever Artist Rouge Mat Lipstick - Shade 301 Poppy Orange

Bright lipsticks can just instantly freshen up any dull looking face and no one can ever deny this fact. I am a huge of bright lipstick shades be it reds or pinks and I feel they suit me much better than nudes or browns. I am currently on the hunt for bright fuschia lipsticks but I am unable to zero on the perfect shade so please do drop in suggestions if you have. Orange is one of the best shades that suits me and I am totally cool about rocking an orange lipstick. One of my recent found love is this bright coral orangish shade from Makeup For Ever which I spotted at Changi Airport at the duty-free shop.

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