Sunday, May 24, 2015

Summer Beauty Product Must Have

Narynda Natural Skincare Product Review

For the past 30 days I've trialed the Narynda natural Night Cream, Cleanser, and Face Scrub. With the onset of warmer weather, I have to switch around some of the products I use in my daily regiment.  Alot of sun exposure is harmful to your skin so, we must take extra precautionaries to keep our skin healthy. I look for extra protection, spf, moisterizing, and slight exfoliating in my summer beauty products. The natural ingredients in the Narynda products insures that my skin won't get irratated after applying and that it will be an effective defense against the outside nature offenses. 

First up is the Night Cream! J'adore night creams.. I love rejuvenating my skin and marinating in anti-agin products over night. Oh my gosh... I sound as if I'm bound for a botox treatment by the time I'm 30. The Narynda Night Cream main ingredient is the calming oat proteins. The description on the Narynda site about the night cream is that it will, "soothe away the stresses & strains of a wearisome day". Bruh... after a full day of classes, this was my miracle cream. 

To read more about the ingredients and how this cream helps wrinkles, check out the Narynda site. Essentially, the antioxidants and peptides in the natural ingredients create this moisterizing film over face that is hydrating, soothing, and protecting your skin.

SilkyResh blog Photo

Next is the face cleanser made with botanical and refreshing ingredients. In other words, the peach and grapefruit ingredients insure that this product cleanses and moisturizes, simultaneously. You only need a small amount of this product to apply to your face. This cleanser is so light that it can be used for all skin types. Now, just because it's light and you only use a small amount, doesn't mean it's less effective. After using this product for a few days, I noticed that it removed most of my makeup and thoroughly cleaned my face. 

This summer you want a product that protects your skin from the harsh sunlight and rejuvenate naturally. The natural ingredients in Narynda products do just that. 

Enjoy your summer and stay safe! 

Grammarly yours, SemirahD

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Get The Most Out of Your Undergrad Research Conference Experience

UMass Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate research opportunities are a golden chance to connect with your tentative career industry. As a mechanical engineer undergrad, this research conference opened doors and made noise on my campus. My professors now know my passions within mechanical engineering and can readily guide or assist me. 

I definitely plan on attending more research conferences and would like to share some tips on how to enhance your research conference experience. I made these mistakes and plan on fixing them so, before it's too late, you can dodge these rookie moves. 
Semirah at the UMASS Undergraduate Honors Research Conference
Taken from Instagram @SemirahD

Semirah's tips:
  1. Do a powerpoint presentation instead of poster if you would like more direct feedback. Your audience is present and alert in one room instead of surrounded by hundreds of other poster presentations so, all eyes are on you. Also if you only want to present once and get it over with, then the powerpoint presentation is the best option.
  2. If you are presenting at a poster, take advantage of the “dead” time (You’ll understand what I mean or you already know what I mean). You will be standing at a poster for 45 minutes to represent all the hard work you’ve put into this research and the conference doesn’t guarantee you a prestigious or expert audience. To conquer this and optimize your experience, network with other student presenters. They know mentors that could further your research or you could make great contacts with someone you could be working with later down the road.
  3. There is no need for resumes, unless you are attending the networking event or private invitationals. Bring a few inexpensive business cards to hand out.
  4. Prepare an “elevator pitch” for your research.
    1. 30 second pitch for brief encounters
    2. 1 minute pitch for someone you’re interested in networking with
    3. More elaborate version if someone is super interested and asks you questions

Analyzing your audience and giving the right pitch will save so much time and help you stay productive. I made the mistake of giving everyone the elaborate version and had people snoring right in front of me! I then realized that, of course, someone’s parent just walking around and supporting the presentators wouldn’t want to hear about this manufacturing process that I wish to improve with XY and Z methods.   

There are many ways to approach scientific meetings or conferences. If there is anything I missed that you've experienced or want to share, go ahead and share in the comment section below.

Best regards, SemirahD

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