Drop your old cloths at H&M and get discount voucher

Summer End of season sale is in full swing in Bangalore, and so is the high spirit of the shoppers in town. And who doesn’t love discount voucher, especially when it’s sale season? ☺


A few weeks back I decided to clean up my wardrobe and get rid of clothes that I don’t wear or need anymore. I know that parting with stuffs that were once your favorite is not easy, but what if I tell you that you can get a discount voucher on giving your old clothes to H&M? Want to know more? Continue reading…


H&M recycle cloths discount voucher

The garment collection program at H&M is an awesome way to give your old clothes a purpose, and a wonderful initiative to control textile pollution. Yes, you can drop off any clothes and textiles from any brand, in any condition at H&M store and get a reward of 15 percent discount voucher. You can find the H&M garment collection box next to their store cash counter. If you are wondering if they H&M recycle shoes? well, I guess no. But you can give any piece of your clothes, be it a bra, socks, bed sheets or any garment. 🙂

 H&M recycle initiative
So what happens to H&M donated clothes?

They collect the boxes, and then sort the contains into three categories: · Rewear — clothing that can be worn again will be sold as second-hand clothes. · Reuse — old clothes and textiles will be turned into other products, such as cleaning cloths. · Recycle — everything else is turned into textile fibers and used for things like insulation. source

My experience –

My sister and I carried three bags full of clothes (almost new) which we don’t wear anymore. We were excited thinking about the discount voucher and also feeling good about our old cloths which will be reused. We were asked to go to the cash counter by the store lady as soon as we entered H&M. Upon waiting for round 10 minutes a store guy showed up, dumped our cloths in the H&M recycle box and handed us three vouchers.

The discount voucher is applicable for just one item purchase. So three vouchers mean we can avail these discounts for three items.

I feel H&M is doing a great job as not only are they taking old clothes of any brand, they are also rewarding the person with a discount voucher.

My only piece of advice for those who are thinking to drop their old clothes at H&M would be ‘ Give clothes that are in utter bad shape, something that you would throw in the bin. Old socks, stained t-shirts, loose pants or anything no one would wear.’ Other clothes which are in good condition you can always donate.

The whole purpose of their initiative is to in-fact stop textiles from piling up on landfills. So people, start cleaning your wardrobe and get rid of the clothes you don’t need!

What are your thoughts on H&M recycle program? Let me know in the comments below ☺

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Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review

Do you have an oily skin with acne popping out time to time and facial pores that appear larger every morning? Well, it’s time you might want to add facial toner to your daily beauty care regime. So, what exactly a toner does? To be straight on the point, It helps in unclogging pores by removing oil and traces of dirt and grime.

Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review

Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner

I ordered Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner while looking for an alcohol-free toner for oily skin type online. I guess the main ingredient and the claim written on the bottle of this toner was the thing that caught my attention. Seeing pore tightening and cucumber written on the pack I instantly decided to give it a try. Before I tell you guys more about the product, lets have a quick look at some of the known benefits of cucumber for skin :- It hydrates skin, reduces skin tanning, sunburns and rashes, beneficial for firming up the skin and tightening it, soothes dark circles, puffy eyes, controls oil secretion and acne.

Moving on to Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review… 


What the product claims-

This refreshing, pore tightening toner brings the complexion into perfect pH level and helps keep skin in its purest state.


Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Dhania (coriandrum sativum), Majuphal (Quercus infectoria), Pudina (Mentha arvensis), Kheera (Cucumis sativus) Q.S

How to use Biotique pore tightening toner-

Wash your face with your favorite cleanser pat dry with a clean towel. Wet a cotton pad with toner, then swipe it over your entire face and neck. Wait for few seconds before applying any serum or moisturizer.

My experience with Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

I have a combination skin type which appears oily mostly around forehead, nose and chin area. This Biotique toner for open pores blended pretty well with my skin. My skin felt oil free and my face felt clean. I can’t really say if it drastically shrank my existing open facial pores, but it did improve my skin. My face seems much cleaner and I didn’t experience any breakouts post using this product. On the other side, even though the product claims to be alcohol-free, it has a strong smell of that of regular alcohol-based astringent. Cucumber is known for its oil control benefits, I won’t suggest this for people with dry or sensitive skin, as I feel it could make the skin furthermore dry out the skin. For those with oily skin, if you are looking for an affordable facial toner then you can go ahead and give this a try.

Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner price –

It is priced at 175 rs for 125 ml. You can get it for much cheaper online.

Pros of Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

  • Affordable
  • Easily Available
  • Preservative-free
  • Dermatologist tested for safety
  • No animal testing.

Cons of Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

  • Strong smell
  • Packaging is confusing. Even though it looks like travel-friendly it’s not. It sort of leaks. If you are super careful with the product while traveling then it won’t be an issue.


Where to buy Biotique cucumber toner?

Availability is not an issue in cities, you can buy from the stores itself or order Biotique cucumber toner online through Biotique website or find all their products on Amazon or Nykaa. I like to order online because there is always an amazing discount that you can avail which is not always there in stores.


Dry skin people please stay away from this product, while those with oily skin can still give it a try. You can use the link below to place your order via Amazon. Also, check on Nykaa, they tend to have good offers most of the time. Compare and buy where ever you get it for a better deal. 🙂 














June 16, 2018 Ι Skin Care Regime Ι by Tenzin Yangzom

Hello peeps! Today, I’m going to share my skincare regime which I follow every single day without fail to tackle acne (even during those days when I’m dead tired and sleepy). I have oily skin which is like an acne magnet and I tried everything, from oily skin face washes to oil-free moisturizers and nothing seemed to worked. I finally found the right kind of skin care regime which actually helped to reduce the acne(s) and redness I had on my T-zone. Soooooo, without further ado, I’ll just list my skincare routine step-by-step.

skin care regime

Morning Skin Care Regime:

I wash my face with Ponds Pimple-Clear White and pat (do not rub as it irritates the skin) my skin dry then I gently rub Ice cube all over my face and neck (it acts as a natural skin toner which you should use before applying your make-up since it helps to close your pores and acts as a protecting shield against the harsh chemicals which are present in some of the beauty products) . After that, I apply Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IP 2.5% (it’s available in most of the pharmacies in India) on problematic areas and wait for 15 minutes to let it dry completely and then I go ahead and apply Clean and Clear Skin-Balancing Moisturiserapplying Sunscreen after it dries if I have to go out, be it winter or summer, applying Sunscreen is a must).

Night-time Skin Care Regime:

I make sure I remove my make-up and prefer to use olive oil to do so since it’s a non-harsh natural product and does not burn my eyes. Then I simply wash my face with the same face wash (and I do not use a cleanser since I haven’t found the right product for my skin yet, if you have any suggestions please comment below!) and rub Ice cube once again and pat it dry. After this I dab a cotton ball inside my homemade Apple Cider Vinegar toner (which consists of mixing equal amount of water and Apple cider vinegar in a 300 ml container) and wait for it to dry, then I apply my moisturizer and read a book, watch a movie or sleep like a log!

The mantra for this to work is consistency and patience, the acne(s) won’t go away after one or two days of application. I started noticing the difference only after a month, so, please do not lose hope  =) and make sure you do not touch your skin often ’cause the bacteria accumulated in our hands and fingers will cause more acne and pimples to pop-up and we do not want that! Drink lots of water and fruit juice and cut down on aerated drinks. I hope these tips and routine proves helpful for your skin as well =)

P.S : Do not forget to do a patch test for the Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IPand the homemade Apple cider vinegar solution. Thanks!