This post is something we should be very thankful to Garnier India for giving us a chance to do the #TwiceAsNice activity and what better way than this platform to share about our friendship journey.
Who would have thought A South Indian Girl and A Tibetan Girl from North India who has nothing in common and there was no way they could be friends until they met through the Social media platforms and thus as of now they are really close friends and the friendship of two makes it - #TwiceAsNice
I in collaboration with SindhuJP from www.sindhujp.com for the Garnier #TwiceAsNice campaign.
1. How did we meet?
Nima: It was in the late afternoon in June 2014 when I got a notification on my Instagram account saying Sindhujp started following you. After seeing her account filled with makeup and blog post related uploads it made me feel like we are so much alike and so I followed her back. I was so new to Blog that time and after checking her post on sharing her experience of getting own Domain it further interested me to connect with her. On a fine day I Direct Message (DM) her on Instagram asking her about ideas on getting a domain for a blog and she was too kind for responding me so quickly and giving me all the information regarding the subject and since then we have been really close.
Sindhu : My blog was new and I was trying to make as many connections as possible through Instagram. I saw this one user “doubletabbynima” actively commenting on many posts. I just thought of checking her profile. She was already a super star with 1000s of followers J Her Instagram feeds were so cool to look at and I immediately followed her without a second thought. As she said, our journey started with that DM she sent. Then we became friends in Facebook (thanks to Mark). One led to other, we did a lebster award post together and here we are with our second collaboration hoping for more collab in the future.
2. What we like about each other?
Nima: Her kind gesture of helping others with whatever she can is the best thing about her.
Sindhu: Her positivity. She spreads good positive vibes in the social media. I never seen her posting anything negative and she truly appreciates everyone’s efforts without fail.
3. What we learned from each other?
Nima: A lot!!!!! From technical blog related stuffs to taking care of a dog and all in between.
Sindhu : A lot more ;) From how to take cool photos to Dalai Lama and all in between.
4. What inspires us?
Nima: Her regular blog post inspires me to be more active and to do more post for Blog which I feel I am lacking behind but trust me guys with all the college submissions and sessionals its too pack for me but whenever possible I will try do my best by killing my laziness.
Sindhu : Yes I do blog regularly but the quality blogging Nima does is impeccable. Even though her numbers of posts are less, she already collaborated with great brands. The effort she puts in each blog post is what inspires me.
5. What we want the other to improve on?
Nima: Hmmm still thinking! You are doing great job with your blog but if you could make it more active on other social media sites like sharing about the Blog post on Instagram, twitter, facebook and more. Doing so will give your blog more readers and it will connect you with people who might not know you personally but love your work.
Sindhu : You already have huge followers in social media. Just increase the frequency of blogging (I know you are trying) and you can reach heights. Also, include few posts related to hair care and hairstyles because I love your hair J
6. Why meeting each was a good thing? And how its #TwiceAsNice?
Nima: Meeting her is a blessing I believe as I have learned a lot from her. From how to apply deepika padukone like make up to How to be more professional with the Blog I learned it all from her. We have each others hand whenever needed and thus the combo of two makes it all TwiceAsNice.
Sindhu : We have so much differences in terms of language, culture and location. But blogging brought us together. When we talk about our blogs, none of those differences come in between. Meeting her made me to see the common good things beyond the differences. Not only that, I learned from her how to appreciate others work, why it is important for a blogger to be socially active and how to experiment with different styles. We are two extremes but we never hesitated to help each and that is why our combo is TwiceAsNice.
Speaking of TwiceAsNice, we have something cool to introduce to your guys. Our skin care regime is never complete with only a face wash or a scrub. For maximum results we need both. Face wash to clean all the accumulated dirt and scrub to eliminate the dead cells. Let’s see how Garnier’s all new face wash and scrub helps to get the desired skin we want!!
|Garnier PureActive Neem Face Wash|
The face wash contains real neem extract and it's dermatologically tested. The presence of tea tree oil along with the neem extract helps prevent pimples. The face wash is light green in color with a runny consistency.
|Garnier PureActive Apricot Face Scrub|
The scrub contains real apricot extract and it is suitable for all skin types. It is creamy in texture with the exfoliating powder/particles derived from apricot seeds embedded on it.
Packaging: Both the scrub and the face wash come in a tube packaging with a cap. The tube is sealed which you need to open before using. The packaging is perfectly travel friendly.
Price: Face wash – INR 90/- Scrub – INR 115/-
THIS IS HOW THE TWO LOOKS LIKE!!
|Garnier Pure Active Scrub|
|Garnier Pure Active Face Wash|
The face wash has a soothing fragrance which I really liked. It lathers well and clears off dirt and excess oil effectively. The tea tree oil refreshes the skin with a cooling effect. It is a perfect face wash for summer. It controls oil secretion to an extent. It dries out the area near my mouth a bit but it can be compensated by a moisturizer.
By seeing the consistency of the scrub, I thought it is too creamy and cannot give the exfoliation I need. But I was completely wrong. Even though the texture is creamy, it exfoliates well. It could be a bit harsh on sensitive skin and definitely not for daily use. It reduces visible black heads in the first use itself which is impressive. It does give a fresh and smooth skin.
Overall I am happy with this combo. My oily skin just loves it and it perfect for this summer.
I have this thing for changing my toiletries brands time and again (I am still figuring why) lol but yah this has been my habit and I am loving it may be because I am greedy enough for wanting to try all that I see!!
Coming back to the point, the Garnier Pure Active Neem face wash was so dear to my skin. Having an acne prone skin I am very particular about the products I use. The facewash’s fresh neem like smell attracted me the most and after checking out the ingredient details it put me forward to try. It’s in a gel form and it lathers well. It cleans of dust and extract oil in a wash and leaves your skin feeling cool.
As written on the product It is helping me well in clearing my pimples but I am yet to figure out whether it’s really helping me in lightening the marks as pimples and acne scar takes long time to heal. But I am really hoping.
To be honest I stopped using scrub after figuring out scrubs shouldn’t be used while having pimples and acnes and started replacing it with a Blackhead removing tape for the nose area. But yah this scrub proofed me wrong. As soon as I got the sample I tried and was so surprised by the result it gave. It exfoliate the skin so well and kept my skin glowing afterwards. I tried not to rub around the area I was having acne instead i applied a creamy layer from scrub to that area. It really worked well.
It gives best result when used alternate days or keeping a two days gap. And it is my advice to massage gently while using the scrub. Be Soft J
Overall I must say the Combination of two is truly #TwiceAsNice as one exfoliates so well following the other by keeping your skin feels so cool and yah you’ll glow that’s for sure!! A must try!!
Thanks for reading!!
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