What To Do If a Loved One Upsets you

If a loved one upsets you, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT react in a negative way because it will make the situation worse. Instead TRY MY TIP below:

The minute you get upset with someone:

  • Start thinking of 5 things that you love about them

  • Or 5 things that they do to you and you love them for it and you are grateful


Your negative emotions will immediately start to deflate and you will start to look at the bigger picture rather than something they did and didn’t mean to upset you.

Your loved ones never really mean to upset you!

Let us know if it worked for you as well.

Good luck.


How to Manage My Time Well

How to overcome the overwhelming feeling – MANAGE YOUR TIME WELL!

Reduce your anxiety immediately by this simple and effective formula below.

My Own Formula

If you have a lot going on in your life and managing your chores is something that makes you anxious then here is the simple, but tried and tested idea:

  • Write down all the jobs you have to do in the day on a piece of paper.
  • Then next to each job write down roughly how long it will take you to complete the job and be realistic about it
  • Also don’t cram things in unnecessarily as this will make you even more on the edge!
  • Just prioritise the tasks based on the time you have in the day and leave the rest for the next day and so on.

Hope this helps you the way it has been helping me. Since I’ve been following these steps it has made a massive difference to my life, and now I have more time to do things I couldn’t fit in my daily routine.

If you have a comment or question, please feel free to leave it in the comments section below and we’ll get back to you.

All the best,

Rani and Habib

Best Way to Drink Water for Maximum Benefits

As we are all aware of the health and beauty benefits of drinking water, and we’ve been told from time to time to drink 2 litres of plain water a day.

But not many people actually know the best way to drink water to maximise its benefits!

My Own Formula

Here is my tried and tested formula to drink water to get the maximum benefit out of it:

The best way is to sip the water throughout the day. This way of drinking water, your system will be able to absorb it better.

Think about a plant pot, if you water the dried up soil, the water will drain out of the pot straight away without nourishing the plant.

If you have any comments or questions, please kindly put it in the comments section below, and one of us will get back to you.

Your pals

Rani and Habib


BEST Homemade Chemical Free Hand Cream

Do you want smooth, baby soft hands? 



My Very Own Formula

I would like to share with you one of my own tried and tested solution for dry and rough hands. It consists of only 2 super-easy to find ingredients: almond oil and coconut oil.

It’s best to use organic oils but normal shop bought oils work just fine too.

All you need to do is:

  1. mix both oils in the same quantity, e.g. 4 tbs of coconut oil and 4tbs of almond oil
  2. pour it in a small, empty/clean tub and mix gently
  3. then the solution is ready!

A quick tip: coconut oil solidifies in cold seasons and environments below 24 degrees. It will be useful to leave the coconut oil jar near the cooker when you are cooking. Or you can microwave it for a minute then you don’t need to heat the oil up!

This solution works wonders on my hands. It soothes and softens my dry hands and makes them FREE from wrinkles and dry skin. This oil also promotes health of the nails with plenty of vitamins and minerals.

I tend to use it last thing at night and once in the morning.


You can buy the coconut oil and almond oil by clicking the pictures here on either side and get them from Amazon, as that’s where I purchased them.



I hope this helps you out. As usual leave me a comment or any further question you may have in the comments section below and I will help you out.


Personal Review of Braun Oral-B Vitality 3D Rechargeable Electric Brush

I came from a pair of parent, whom are big on personal, oral and home hygiene.

You can imagine, how taking care of my hair or body, two to three times was crucial, but brushing my teeth can be something even more crucial.

I remember as a child, how much I faked brushing teeth by rubbing a bit of toothpaste around my mouth to get away from the ‘chore’ of having to ‘scrub my teeth’.

Brushing My Teeth Was a Big Chore

My mum or dad knew exactly what I was up to! So creating double work for myself wasn’t actually worth it, whether I liked it or not I still had to brush my teeth.

Honestly speaking, I hated brushing my teeth in the morning, when I was half asleep and my siblings were constantly banging on the bathroom door to be quick. Brushing teeth was definitely hard work then.

But somehow, that one time of hard work did get over, whether it was done in emergency due to the bangs on the bathroom door or whether saving myself from the inconvenience of double job from my clean freak parents!

It wasn’t that I was forced in a negative way, they just wanted me to have at least some teeth left past my youth! They also ‘drilled’ the benefits of oral hygiene in me quite regularly. So I could not forget the benefits!

I Didn’t Look Forward to it

But if I’m totally honest I’d say the ‘scrubbing’ part of the brushing teeth was something I never looked forward to. Here I tell you why:

  1. I had sensitive teeth, so brushing them manually was making my gums bleed and teeth more sensitive, and I was finding eating ice-cream too ‘cold’ (and I wasn’t ready to give up on my ice-cream, NO WAY!)
  2. Manual brushing wasn’t cleaning my teeth properly anyway! I still had bits of food, OK, OK some bits of secretly eating of crisps and chocolates left in my teeth even after brushing!
  3. The most important thing was I wasn’t enjoying looking after my teeth as it was hard work and time-consuming!

Found My Solution to My Problem

One day I was ‘window shopping’ version of browsing on ‘Amazon online’ and came across the Braun Oral-B Vitality 3D rechargeable electricbrush. I hesitantly bought it after reading some reviews which were mostly positive. I also wanted to solve this ‘problem’ of keeping my teeth healthy.

When I used it for the first time. Oh My Gosh! It was amazing; I just pressed the ‘ON’ button and put it on my teeth, OK in my mouth and let the brush do its job.

All I had to do was to guide it so it didn’t get out of control! It’s two-minute built in timer helped me from over brushing and it’s perfect for someone lazy like myself! It beautifully glides with 2D action as it rotates, and 3D white brush head for whiter teeth.

Oscillation and rotation helps to remove off the plaque and its twice as much effective than the manual brush in terms of breaking down the plaque and whitening your teeth. It rotates 7600 rotation every minute and the two-minute timer is there to assistant effective and quick brushing.

Here are some features of the brush:

  • rechargeable toothbrush with 2D action (rotates and osculates) – 3D white brush head for whiter teeth
  • built in two-minute timer
  • removes plaque better than the manual brush
  • comes with two pin bathroom plug
  • charge lasts about a week for a single person use
  • can have multiple family member use as the tooth brush heads are changeable
  • leaves teeth feeling really fresh and clean
  • improves the health of teeth a lot – less sensitivity
  • lasts ages
  • recommended by dentists

I absolutely love my Oral-B electric toothbrush and would highly recommend it, if you are thinking about going electric. I love its two-minute timer and I know that I’m just doing only the two-minute cleanse!

Always smile and keep on showing off your beautiful teeth.

Please leave a comment if you have something to say or ask us – don’t be shy 😉


How I Cured My Extreme Anaemia Naturally!

As far as I remember I suffered from short breath, poor concentration, easily got tired and general weakness. I always wanted to sleep even during the school lessons, in the middle of the day, evening – all the anytime!

I never or should I say my family never thought I was lacking in some essential nutrients, but rather they thought I was simply being lazy and sleeping was my favourite past time, or I would say the sleep was the best option to speed up any boring activity! I could not focus on any activity for more than few minutes and end up falling asleep!

Anyway, joke aside, I actually suffered from very poor blood count or anaemia, and didn’t know about it until my late teenage years, when I started to think why was I still tired despite 8-10 or even after 12 hours of sleep!

How Did I Overcome My Extreme Anaemia?

Eating green vegetables have NOT been on my favourite foods list. One day I just happened to have some spinach and rocket leaves curry not once but twice a day. Next morning when I woke up or should I say I had to wake up, I felt good.

So me being analytical as usual I started to wonder the reason whether if there was anything that I did or ate. I soon realised that it was the food, so the next meal time I deliberately ate the greens as a medicine. Guess what!? I felt even better! I didn’t need the sleep that day. I was more focused and therefore more productive on my tasks.

This was amazing. So, as usual I started to do some research on more foods that contained iron. I came to an interesting discovery!

Always ask a Health Practitioner

I asked a health practitioner in a health shop and he suggested adding some blackstrap molasses into my diet which I did into my daily smoothies. I started having more kale and watercress as a salad with my main meals.

Other essential foods that helped me overcome my many years’ of low blood count are:

  • Green mung beans 
  • Nuts, dates and raisins
  • Red meat occasionally
  • Liver curry

After 3 months of being on these foods, not only my attention and focus grew but my general life improved as well.

I was paying more attention to the people and conversations around me, which boosted my social life. The colour of my skin was less pale and I had rosy cheeks. I was sleeping well at night and was wide awake at day time and being productive and enjoying my life. I was learning new things at a faster pace and didn’t have the tendency to rather sleep!

My Final Advice

I highly recommend looking at your diet if you suffer from any of the above symptoms. Vitamins and minerals are best taken from foods that contain them naturally, rather than through tablets/syrups etc.

Good luck with your happy, healthy and bright future.



What are the health benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt?

The Himalayan salt or the ‘pink salt’ is known to be the most beneficial and cleanest salt available on this planet today, dating from the Precambrian Age of over 4 billion years when the planet earth was first formed.

Origin of the Himalayan Salt

It comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan. This region has the richest salt fields in the world. It comes from the mines around 5,000 feet below the Himalayan mountain range and the composed of dried remnants of the original, primal sea.

The Himalayan salt can be white, pink and or red in colour indicating its mineral content. These minerals are defined as highly beneficial for human and animal health.

Nutritional Value of Himalayan salt

The Himalayan salt is over 99 percent pure, a truly unique and loaded with over 84 traces of minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron.

The pink salt often used for both culinary and therapeutic purposes. It is the best alternative to processed table salt, that is commonly used.

You can use it in your cooking as a healthy alternative to the processed salt, which is not only heavily processed and stripped off the minerals, but also loaded with a good deal of health damaging chemicals such as anti-clumping agent like yellow prussiate of soda, aluminium derivate and 97.5 to 99.9% sodium chloride.

The picture below illustrates the difference between Himalayan pink salt versus the common processed table salt:

My personal experience

There are a good deal of health and beauty benefits that I actually experienced myself when I switched to Himalayan salt in 2014.
I always had some unexplained health issues. After many years of GP and hospital visits, I did not get any profound diagnosis.

I was sick of being sick!

It was time I took the matter into my own capable hands, starting from looking at everything I consumed. I started testing the foods that were making me sick but still I were not getting any clear changes to my condition.

I was eating the eliminated diet of gluten and cow milk free, high in fruit and veg (blood type A) diet. I was not eating too spicy food either which is said to irritate your “second brain” the stomach!

My Research

As usual I started researching the pros and cons of everything I was eating even the ingredients and I came to a shocking discovery about the tablet salt! The more I looked into it, the more I learnt about it’s health damaging and highly toxic processing ingredients of table salt. This made me even more determined to look into an alternative option. Then I discovered the Himalayan Pink Salt.

After the first usage I started to feel my energy level was up and I was feeling more active, focused and healthy. My breathing was much easier and clearer and I wasn’t gasping for breath as I would normally do.

Himalayan salt lamp

I then bought the Himalayan Salt lamp which enables to clear the air by evaporating the dust and allergens in the environment instead of inhaling and getting them into the lungs.

The feeling of toxin and inflammation within my body started to decrease. I later found out that the Himalayan pink salt balances your body’s PH level.

Those who know me personally also know that I always had digestive issues. Tell you what people! This salt has helped cure those problems, completely!

I could not digest anything, even the plain water used to give me acid-reflux! This salt has helped stimulate the peristalsis of the digestive organs, balanced the stomach acid, supported the production of digestive fluids in the liver and pancreas, regulated the metabolism and harmonised the acid-alkaline balance.

This balance helped aid in my natural sleep pattern, which I was lacking in due to the imbalanced system.

I also started using the Himalayan salt crystals in my bath soaks to induce the sleep even better.

Despite my heavily imbalanced system, my blood sugar level used to fluctuate badly resulting in extreme bad headaches or I would pass out if I missed a snack or was late for having my meal. I had to constantly refuel the blood sugar level.

This was a frustrating vicious cycle because if I ate, I was getting indigestion and if I didn’t eat, I was getting extreme low sugar and lethargy!

I can happily share this with you lot, that all this is a total history now. I feel vibrant, healthy inside out and full of energy! All because I introduced the magic of the Himalayan pink salt in my life.

As I started to get more nutrition in my body; my bones became stronger, I got beautiful and radiant skin, stopped getting urine infections which used to be the regular thing.

Where did I purchase the Himalayan salt and lamp from?

Click here to purchase the same brand of Himalayan salt as I did, as I have tried and tested this. As some retailers are selling them and they are not pure and genuine.

If you want to purchase the Himalayan salt lamp, then please click here to purchase the one I did, again it is the genuine and purest form of salt lamp.

Alternatively, if you live in Greater Manchester, UK, then we can supply and deliver the Himalayan pink salt directly to your door. Please ask us in the comments section below for this service.

Or email us: rani@lifestyletipsandhacks.com

Final word

I now use the Himalayan salt in my diet same as I used the ordinary table salt. I am so pleased to discover that the Himalayan salt has the key elements to optimise my health and well being by providing me with a boost of key nutrients and minerals. I am so pleased that I have made this shockingly healthy discovery, which is a companion for life.

Just in case you’re wondering what I did with the remaining table salt that I had when I replaced it with the Himalayan salt….I used it all up to melt the snow here in the UK. LOL 🙂

Please share your experience if you have used or heard of the amazing health benefits of the Himalayan salt and what are your views? We are very enthusiastic to know and learn from you. You can do this by leaving a message or question in the comments section further down.

Your buddies

Rani and Habib

Best Oil Solution to Grow Your Eye Lashes Incredibly Long

Home Remedy for Long Eye Lashes and Dark Circles

What I’m about to share with you is very good to grow long eye lashes, under eye dark circles and fine lines!

I came across this amazing beauty tip by accident. As I have a habit to read health and beauty related stuff wherever and whenever possible! You will be guessing quite rightly that how much time I spend reading magazines and “Googling”. I just love finding out best solutions to any problems I face.

After trying out and getting the results, I get excited to share them with my friends, family, known faces and sometimes to unknown faces too!

I just love giving the best value to people, whether that’s a word of advice, tips or a helping hand!

Anyway, I’ve done quite a bit of research on the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil and almond oil.

I then came across a quick and easy solution to strengthening and growing eye lashes long.

Being excited as ever, I quickly jumped up to try it out as I had the ingredients at home already.

Benefits of Coconut and Almond Oil

Before I share this amazing beauty tip with you, I would like to briefly mention the amazing benefits to those who have not tried the coconut oil or almond oil.

I would say, try it! If you already haven’t as long as you are not allergic to coconut and almond oils obviously!

These oils are amazing for your skin as a body moisturiser. You don’t need any expensive body creams, butters etc that are loaded with chemicals.

These oils also work incredibly well to moisturise your scalp, grow your hair and tame away any flyways. They are fantastic alternative to any hair sprays, and conditioners.

Ingredients and Step by Step Guide for Long Eye Lashes

Anyway, going back to the oil solution to grow your eye lashes: to grow your eye lashes super long and strong, all you need is:

1. A small clean tub or a jar, preferably glass.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of almond oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melt it first as it solidifies below 24 degrees) in the jar and mix well.

3. Apply this solution all over your eyes including under eyes before bed at night time.

4. Wash it off as usual in the morning followed by your usual skin care routine and voila! Here is my own personal skin care routine.

5. Use this oil regularly for about 6 weeks and the result will be clearly visible to the others’ eyes!

How to Store the Oil Solution

You can store this solution with your other skin care items as you don’t need to keep it in the fridge because you don’t want it to solidify too much. It should stay thick as a cream consistency for easy applying.

I hope this amazing tip was useful for you. Please try it out and let us know what you think. Feel free to share if you have any other similar tips and tricks you have tried and they worked for you.



Home Made Mask for Acne Prone Skin

Are you suffering from troubled skin?

If you have an oily/ combination skin, this face mask can literally change your skin tone and texture!

I came across this simple but effective mask from my auntie who always had clear and glowing skin.

I must have started using this mask when I was about 17 years old.

Imagine what happens to your face when you apply the ingredients you eat!

This remedy is simple yet so effective. The ingredients can usually be found in your kitchen. If not you can buy them for very cheap! KTC Gram Flour, 1 kg

All I do is, twice a week, I mix 1 tablespoon of gram flour (or besan in Urdu/Hindi/Bangla), and make a medium consistency paste using the fresh lemon or lime juice.

I wash my face with a face wash (Neutrogena, Click here to find out more) and then apply this freshly made mask using only 2 ingredients! I apply a layer using my fingers
but you can use any cosmetic brush too.

If I have any leftover after the first layer, I apply another layer on top once the first layer dried up. I let whole of the mask dry completely and it usually takes about 40 minutes.

Then I slowly dampen the mask using lukewarm water and gently take the mask off without scrubbing too much and also avoiding the eyes as it can irritate the eyes because of the citrus. I then pat dry and apply my usual skin care range.

If I do the mask in the evening (which is the best time for skin TLC) I apply some fresh potato juice on my face. This gives added benefits including reducing the acne marks/pigmentation even more, and more glowing skin of course!

I use the potato juice on and around my eyes which drastically reduces eye bags and lightens the skin.

You can also add the potato and cucumber juice to your mask for added benefits.

My final word

I truly believe the nature has the best cures. There are millions and billions of everyday ingredients that can be used to support our well-being. We just need some knowledge about them.

The natural remedies can take longer as they give you long term benefits rather than a ‘quick fix’. So my personal tried and tested advice will be to use this natural face mask consistently for couple of months and see the difference yourself.

We created this website to help inform people like yourself who support the nature’s input to heal us internally and externally.

So carry on connecting to the nature and nature will always heal you and make you smile and preserve your well-being.

Please feel free to comment and or ask any questions/requests you may have. We will be more than happy to help you out.

Your Pals

Rani and Habib

How I cured my 15 year old acne?

The Best products for acne that actually work! Also, they helped me cure my 15 year old acne

I suffered from acne ever since I was a teenager. It wasn’t too bad at the beginning but with time it just got worse and worse. The more I hated it the more I had spots on my face. But then I stopped hating it but the spots still didn’t clear up!

During my college and university period, I had several massive acne breakouts on my face which effected my self-esteem and confidence.

I didn’t feel comfortable around people or wanted to meet new people as most of them wanted to know “how come you got spots on your face?”. I have fair skin, so big red and white spots looked even more visible.

I didn’t want to go shopping with my mum because I knew we’d meet familiar faces outside and they’ll all ask me the “spots question” which I always hated to answer.

I didn’t use the foundation as much I am aware through personal experiences that the more I covered the spots with make-up the more I’ll have blocked pores, which will result in more break-outs. However, so far nothing helped. I tried many internal and external medicine.

I spent thousands of pounds not only on over the counter/online medicines, but alternative herbal medicine to home remedies. I even had microdermabrasion a couple of blocks of sessions too! Whoever suggested something I was in the shops/places the very next day to try it out.

So you can see how desperate I was to get rid of my acne. I’ve always been health conscious and therefore ate healthy most of the times but nothing made any noticeable difference.

I tried many home remedies including the gram flour and lemon mask. This mask has always been my go to remedy as it gives me not only the temporary relief from acne, as well as gets rid of the aftermaths of the spots, the marks! I’ve used this for quite a few years now.

I feel this is one the reasons I don’t have any obvious marks or scars on my skin. I have a fairly clear skin despite that many years of troubled skin!

Over the years I have managed to control my acne with various herbal medication such as the Evening Primrose Oil, Manuka Honey, Multibionta, green tea, Nettle Tea, fresh ginger etc. I even tried the Clinique clear skin range but that didn’t clear my skin completely.

I was just beginning to cover my acne with the foundation. The best foundation I came across was the Estee Lauder double wear. This foundation did not make my skin look clogged or cakey but gave me a natural looking smooth finish.

However, I could still see bumps under my beautiful foundation which was annoying every time I looked myself in the mirror.

My search for the clear up acne continued. Until I came across the Neutrogena Visible clear range. The range contained of purifying toner, daily scrub, daily mosturiser, wash mask and daily wash

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Purifying Toner

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Scrub

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Moisturiser

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing 2-in-1 Wash Mask

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash

I was amazed by these products even after using for only 3 days! I used them twice a day, in the morning and evening. Spots reduced in size and some of them were gone completely! The redness and scarring reduced. My skin looks even and glowing.

My face is so clear and oil free even on the T-Zone. My skin looks brighter and softer. I was a bit sceptical initially as I have a combination skin which is sensitive to breakouts. I use these products daily and I can confidently say that they have changed my skin for the better. Unlike, other treatments I’ve tried in the past, which resulted in dry flaky skin.

This range, if not completely but has significantly reduced the spots on my face as well as moisturize my skin at the same time. This is the most effective treatment I have ever tried and I can’t recommend it enough to people who have had similar issues as myself. Seriously this stuff works!

I now show off my skin with confidence.

All the best to you for your acne free future.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below and we will be more than happy to help you out.

Your pals

Rani and Habib