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Favorite Autumn Lipsticks

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  • November 1, 2018
Autumn, the season of change brings with it cool weather which means it’s the time of the year for knitted jumpers, cozy scarfs and spiced lattes. But, for makeup enthusiasts this transitional season brings something more exciting – new makeup products and skin care routine! Changing the makeup to the season palette is just like adding a new piece to your wardrobe – preparing for the season and just being on the trend.
The one makeup product that changes for me with the season is the Lipstick. I just love the fact that how one thing (a lipstick) can completely transform your look from drab to fab!

The thing that concerns me the most during this transitional season is how my skin behaves. I have dry skin so I’m mostly looking out for products that keep my skin moistened and hydrated. With the lipstick trends when it comes to pulling off the right shade, matte finish lipstick trend might not be the best one for people like me who get chapped and dry lips in autumn/winter easily.

While lip exfoliation and using lip balm is an option for smotth application of lipsticks but I’m the kind of person who’d rather choose a formula that would keep the lips moisturized and won’t enhance any cracks. The best lipsticks that I have found and are my favorite this Autumn are by Estée Lauder from their Pure Envy Sculpting Lipstick Collection.
What makes these Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks my favorite is the formula. This range of lipsticks is formulated with time-release moisture complex with hyaluronic acid that helps capture and infuse hydration leaving the lips soft and moisturized. Making these lipsticks a must-have for Autumn/Fall season.
The lipsticks are highly pigmented, glides on easily and covers lips fully in just one swipe. The texture is smooth and creamy but light. It has a satin-finish and a very comfortable texture that you won’t even know you’re wearing something. The shades have a good staying power and can last from 4-6 hours depending on the shade. It is a bit transferable but not like it’ll completely come off.
I also really like the shape of the lipstick bullet, the way it is sculpted. It makes the application very easy covering the lips fully. You don’t even need a lip pencil with these lipsticks. Theses have a sweet, vanilla scent and no taste at all and come in a luxurious gold and navy case with magnetic closure.
Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks are available in 21 shades ranging from nudes to browns, pinks to berries, corals to reds and mauves to plums. My favorites for the Autumn Season are from each category category, almost.
The first shade is Estee Lauder Pure Color Sculpting Lipstick Intense Nude in number 130. This shade is a mid-tone rosy neutral. Comes from the Nudes to Browns category. It has warm undertones but is more on the pink-brown nude side which makes it a perfect nude shade for me. While Nude Shade is very personal to each person, I think this one is the perfect shade for me. 
It’s a very everyday kind of a shade which you can wear to work or just every day. The texture is light and creamy, it doesn’t accentuate any cracks on the lips. With it’s luminous finish and rich, opaque coverage this lipstick shade has become my everyday go-to lipstick.
For more dramatic and bold lips we have Vengeful Red in shade 350. It is a perfect crimson red, is vibrant with a luminous sheen just what a red lipstick shade should be like. With it’s full opaque coverage the lipstick glides on beautifully giving you fuller lips for a curvious pout. 
The color has a strong staying power and after 4-5 hours it leaves a stain making your lips look tinted and that’s what I absolutely love about this shade. 
Shade Dynamic  in number 410  is from the mauves and plums family but the shade is more on a muted, dusty rose side. It has coral undertone making it more like a mid-tone warm neutral shade. Because it has rosy coral undertones this shade look beautiful when applied.
It’s not really nude but gives a kick of color on your lips making them appear fuller. It’s again an everyday kind of a shade and is work appropriate too. You can build up the color to intensify the shade a bit but it looks very natural as it is too.
Here are the watches of the all 3 shades from  Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick collection. Overall I’m really impressed with the formula and wear-ability of these lipsticks. These are a bit pricey but are so much worth the investment. 
These are easy to wear, come in so many shades and keep your lips supple and hydrated. 

Have you tried any of the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks? What is your favorite shade from the collection?

Do you have any Autumn Favorite Lipsticks? 
Do give these lipsticks a try this season. You won’t be dissapointed, I promise.
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Going Liquid Matte with Affordable Lipsticks

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  • November 14, 2017
Liquid Matte lipsticks are all the rage these days. It’s that trend everyone is obsessed with right now and is definitely here to stay. Every high-end and drugstore brand has launched their version of liquid matte lipsticks in such fabulous shades that you just cant stop yourself from buying one or two or may be all. While we love to own products from our favorite brands, coming across an affordable option is always exciting. If you saw my Insta stories from a few days, you know I came across some really affordable, long-wear liquid lipsticks that dry matte.

Review and Swatches

Packaging:

The lipstick comes in a sturdy bottle similar in size to NYX cosmetics matte lip cream. The bottle is simple with a black cap on the top and the brand name on the front, nothing fancy. The applicator wand has flat edges which makes it so much easier to use and line your lips using the flat side before filling them for that perfect pout.

Shades:

I purchased four shades only to try out. There are a lot of shades available in these lipsticks. Because I was thinking more about the winter season so I chose shades according to that.

Shade 212: is a gorgeous brown shade and it gives that winter dark lips feel

Shade 216: it’s a really nice maroon-pink shade

Shade 215: this one is a burnt orange shade

Shade 214: is a bright coral-pink shade. This one has become my favorite shade.

Value:

These lipsticks are available at a super affordable rate of Rs. 295. In purchased these from Colour Collection Beauty Store in DHA, Lahore. It was totally an impulse buy when I saw the store staff sorting these lipsticks. Lipsticks are very reasonable compared to other drugstore brands available. I’m happy with the price point.

Scent:

The lipstick has no scent at all which I think is a plus!

Formula:

The formula of these lipsticks is creamy but not mousse or velvet lip creams like.  Unlike most matte lipsticks these ones don’t make your lips crack or dry at all. It dries out quickly but is slightly transferable but would stay on lips for good 8 hours. It is really easy to apply using the applicator and only one swipe is needed to achieve complete opacity. 

Results:

These are really comfortable to wear. Before trying these lipsticks on the lips I did test them on my hand and was satisfied as it did not irritate my skin at all. These liquid lipsticks are quite long-lasting, having them on I have had food and drinks and it does not fade much, it’s not noticeable at all. 

Verdict:

Pros: 

  • Long-lasting
  • Non-Drying
  • Highly Pigmented
  • Has a lot of shades to choose from
  • It’s super affordable

Cons:

  • Slightly transferable

 Will I buy it again?  

Considering the price and the quality, absolutely YES!

Where to Buy?

I got these lipsticks from Colour Collection in DHA, Lahore. I’m not sure if these are available at other stores.

Have you tried these lipsticks before? Are there other super affordable liquid matte lipsticks that you have tried, tell us about them. We’d love to try them out 💟 

 

 

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Beauty Crush: The Best Face Mask

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  • April 21, 2017
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I tried the best face mask and I couldn’t wait to share my experience. World’s most powerful facial, the raddest product and beauty bloggers favorite – the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. With the increase in skincare trends and so many product options available, it’s very difficult to find a product that actually works. And this Indian Healing Clay is one such product that actually WORKS!

I’m sure you must have read reviews on it from your favorite bloggers as well, but everyone has a different experience to share, right? So the very obvious things we already know about a great face mask are that it purifies your skin (deep cleanses), makes it glow, makes you feel relaxed and you can actually feel that your skin is more fresh.
For a person like me who has sensitive skin and does not experiment much with products on the face, trying this Indian Healing Clay was a task (read: risk). Because not every skin type is the same and even if you read hundred’s of reviews on a product it won’t necessarily mean that it’ll be the best one for you as well. Skin Care is an investment, more like a gift from you to yourself, it demands attention and care that is only achievable with the right kind of products for your skin.
This clay is made from 100% natural Calcium Bentonite that comes from aged deposits of volcanic ashes. There is a bit of science involved in what makes this clay such a powerful mask that can draw out impurities from the skin and “make it pulsate”. The clay naturally carries a negative electron charge while all the toxins and impurities on our skin have a positive charge. So essentially when you put it on the skin it attracts all the impurities from the skin, leaving behind calcium and making your skin clear, smooth and glowing like never before!
The instructions on the back of the clay tub said that you need to mix it with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar or water. Going with the cult status I opted to try it out with Apple Cider Vinegar. There is again some science involved here relating to skin and pH levels (you can google that up) that makes both the clay and vinegar the two products that work so well together.
I was very nervous to try it out on my skin, for the fact that it’s really sensitive. But I had to try it. So in a non-metal bowl and with a non-metal spoon I added 1 tablespoon of the clay powder in the bowl and then 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, and it started to fizzle (looked a lot like a science experiment going on ). When mixed it turned into a smooth paste.
Using an application brush, I applied the clay on my face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. When it started drying it felt tightening on the skin. When it completely dried I just washed it off with luke warm water. For first time it might feel like a struggle taking it off but the key here is to pat water on your face to dampen the mask and then wash it off or as an alternate you can use damp towel to remove it from the face.
After removing the mask when I looked at my face in the mirror, I was like Wow! The face looked so much clean, pores minimized and felt so fresh too. There was some redness but for only a little time. I did apply a moisturizer afterwards. With this kind of result I have to admit, I love this face mask! I use it every 2 weeks, because of my sensitive skin I don’t use it much often. I even tried it on my mother and she loved the results too.
There is another reason to love this mask and that is it’s affordable too. I got mine from this Facebook page You Dream We Deliver you can message them here and got Apple Cider Vinegar from Al-Fatah store.
Have you tried it? Share your experience with us in comments below on how did it feel and did it work for your skin type?

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Essence Glow Must Go On Palette Review + Makeup Look

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  • March 16, 2017

Essence Cosmetics Pakistan recently introduced amazing makeup palettes in collaboration with four beauty bloggers. In my previous post (here) I shared all the details about the palettes but didn’t reveal my favorite one out of all four. Well, it’s no surprise my favorite palette is Glow Must Go On by Serena of beautylab.

Highlighters and bronzers are all the rage these days and this palette is all about that Glow. Packaged in a compact cardboard case with a magnetic closure. The design on the palette is inspired by Moroccan theme, it’s really nice and looks like a mandala or henna design in beautiful shades of brown, white and gold details on the outside and a contrasting brown and Tiffany blue on the inside of the palette around the cute little mirror. Even the inside fold of the palette says “Shine Bright” – told you, this palette is all about that glow.

The contents of the palette are very well thought of and they compliment each other really well with their warm undertones. The palette also has an applicator brush as well, I haven’t used it but having a brush in the palette makes application a lot more convenient.

It comes with a glowing bronzer in the center of the palette, which is amazing, it is being referred to as a dupe to Bobbi brown shimmer brick! I haven’t used the Bobbi brown shimmer brick, so can’t comment on how close this is to it but has very nice shimmer. The highlighter Honey Glow is a perfect pearly white with a hint of gold, just perfect for that radiance on cheek bones this season. The two eye shadows Cinnamon and Sandalwood are nice matte warm shades for that nude look.

 The glowing bronzer is absolutely gorgeous. All three can be applied separately or by mixing together. I like to mix them up for a beautiful rose gold shade and use it on my cheeks for that nice glow. These shades can be used as eye-shadows too.

Honey Glow Highlighter in the palette is my favorite, it’s honestly very beautiful. Nice pearly white with a hint of gold makes it so gorgeous. I use it on my cheekbone, inner corner of my eyes and under my brows too. It literally does the job well and I can assure you won’t be able to stop looking at that highlight in the mirror. This one is also said to be a close dupe to Nars Albatross – I’m not sure if it is a dupe, but if it is then at this price it’s amazing. I think Essence should make this into a full-size highlighter and a permanent product of their make up range – It’s that good!
The eyeshadows are nice earthy shades. They’re not too pigmented as matte shades would, but are soft and have little fall out. Cinnamon is less pigmented and you really have to build up the product to create the shade but it goes really well with Sandlwood for an everyday smokey look.
I created this look here with all the products in the palette and found this to be an amazing one for my everyday look.
Overall I think this palette is amazing, you can do so much with it and create different looks by mixing the colors. Also at such an affordable price of Rs. 920, you get dupes for two high-end products – isn’t that amazing? It’s so light in weight that you carry it on the go.
You can buy this palette from Essence Pakistan Facebook page here
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Essence Blogger’s Beauty Scerets Collection Launch

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  • February 3, 2017

Essence Cosmetics is a popular European Cosmetics brand with it’s high quality products that are fun, colorful and have super cute packaging, this brand is super super affordable! Recently I attended their product launch event for it’s newest collection Essence Trend Edition: Blogger’s Beauty Secrets Collection.


Just like the brand itself, the overall event decor was really fun and cute And the PR team was equally amazing too. You could feel it right from the entrance of the venue that this collection is going to be super cool and fabulous and it sure was!

Essence cosmetics collaborated with four beauty bloggers and together they came up with this collection Blogger’s Beauty Secrets. The name of the collection is quite apt as each blogger developed their own palette and nail color for the collection – giving out their best on trend products and beauty secrets.

At the event we got to try out all the four palettes, swatch it and I also found one I could easily call my favorite one out of the four. I’ll reveal my favorite palette at the end and will provide a full review in my next post.
Each Blogger’s Beauty Secrets palette is unique and covers a different makeup range. From packaging to style each palette has a different theme. Similarly the nail colors are all different shades and textures.

Touch Up to Go Palette & Be Happy + Smile Nail Polish by Dfashion

Touch Up to Go is an all rounder palette designed by German blogger and Youtuber of channel Dfashion, Diana Zur Lowen. This palette would make an excellent choice for those who want to create an easy-makeup look on the go.

Inside the Pallette:
3 Eyeshadows: Light Purple, Nude and Brown
2 Blushes : Peach and Bright Pink
1 Lip Balm
1 Double sided applicator brush
How to Use:
With this palette you can create different looks by combining the products. From nude/light smokey eyes to bright cheeks and if you’re missing the lipstick simply mix the blush with the lip balm and you have a colorful lip-gloss.
Be Happy + Smile Nail Polish
The nail color is a soft pastel pink shade and has a semi-matte finish.

Together with the nail polish this one for all palette is a perfect match! The palette retails at Rs.920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325

 

 

 
Vintage Rose Palette & Hello Beautiful Nail Polish by BeautyPalmira

Vintage Rose is an eye palette created by a German Blogger Palmira from BeautyPalmira.de blog. This palette focuses completely on the eyes for that beautiful expressive eye makeup.
Inside the Palette:
5 Eyeshadows: 3 matte colors pale pink, mauve and brown + 2 shimmery colors light pink and dark brown
1 Eyeliner : Dark brown in gel texture
1 Highlighter
1 Double sided applicator brush
How to Use:
Create a soft neutral day time look with this eye palette or turn it into a sultry night  time look with a little highlighter and shimmery shades. Complete the look with the eyeliner and there you have sultry soft eye makeup. 

Hello Beautiful Nail Polish
The nail color is a beautiful metallic finish rose-gold shade 

The palette retails at Rs.920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325

 

 

 

 

Shape & Shadows Palette and All Eyes on Me Nail Polish by Strikeapose

Shape & shadows palette is also an eye palette created by UK blogger Mary Oliver of the blog strikeapose.co.uk. This eye palette focuses on the latest eye makeup and eye brows trend. 
Inside the Palette:
4 Eyeshadows + Brow powder: 3 matte and 1 is shimmery shade in cool browns and ashy tones
1 Highlighter
1 Brow wax
1 Double sided applicator brush
How to Use:
Use the matte shades on the eyes or as brow powders. Add a little highlighter under the brows or on the cheekbones for a little glow. Tame those brows with the wax and complete your look. You can also mix the darkest shade with the primer&wax and use it as an eyeliner – that works too!

All Eyes on Me  Nail Polish
The nail polish is mud-colored, nude shade with a matte finish.

The palette retails at Rs. 920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325

 

 

 

The Glow Must Go On Palette and Enlightening Nail Polish by Serena

The Glow Must Go On is a highlighting and bronzing palette created by Serena Verbon of beautylab.nl, beauty blogger from the Netherlands. With this palette you can get your glow game ON!

Inside the Palette:
3 Bronzer Shades
2 Eye Shadows
1 Highlighter
1 Brush
How to Use:
Use the eye shadows with the bronzer to create shimmery soft brown eye look. Add a little glow with that highlighter and you’re all glowing!

Enlightening Nail Polish
The nail polish is a nice Tiffany blue color with cream finish.

The palette retails at Rs.920 and the nail polish in Rs. 325

I really liked how each palette is created and focuses on different areas. The packaging of the palettes is super cute and fun matching the styles of the bloggers. All palettes have cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure which makes it light and easy to carry around. Above all these palettes are so inexpensive!

Out of the four palettes my favorite palette is The Glow Must Go On by Serena. Why this is my favorite? For that you’ve to wait for my next blog post.

And did I mention there were delicious treats at the event? Well, I just did now. Also, we got a goodie bag too . Food + Goodie Bag = Happy ME  =)

Blogger’s Beauty Secrets Collection  is only available on Essence Pakistan’s Facebook Shop  It’s a Limited Edition Collection so get your favorite palettes today. Each palette retails at Rs. 920 and Nail polish in Rs. 335 . You can buy these palettes from here

 

Are you getting one or more of these palettes and nail polishes? Which one is your favorite?
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Beauty Crush Beauty Reviews Fab Grab Hair Trends LOB

Hair Update: The LOB & the Products I’m Loving

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I finally made the bold decision to chop off my long locks and hop on the chic LOB (long bob) trend. By now you all must be familiar with this hair lingo LOB, which basically is a long bob hairstyle that can be anywhere between your shoulders and collar bones. I’m absolutely loving my LOB, it’s so hassle-free, low maintenance, gives hair a very healthy feel and is so chic!



The last time I had short hair was during my early university years so cutting my hair short was a difficult decision for me. I took about a month to decide, yes I know that’s pretty long but I took this long because I got balayage on my long hair and just loved it (see here) so I really really wanted to keep it that way, but then I also wanted this neat edged, straight cut bob. But I’m glad I made this decision, LOB is the perfect length for my face and my hair look so much healthier and the grown-out balayage gives it a very nice highlights effect.

Keeping it for almost 2 weeks now I’ve been trying to learn all the ins and outs of styling the short hair and decided to share the products I’m loving on my LOB for anyone who is interested in getting, or has already made the chop.
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Volume – LOB looks good when it’s bouncy and the hair has volume. Even for a sleek bob the hair needs volume otherwise it’ll look totally flat. I’ve very fine hair so for me a volumizing shampoo is a must, otherwise my hair start to look flat. I’ve been using this Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo from quite sometime now and it does wonders for my hair. It actually adds volume to my hair with every wash. This shampoo actually does what it says, adds volume and shine to the hair. I use the one that’s made in UAE, so do check the back of the bottle to see where it’s made.
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Soft & Shiny – To keep the hair super soft and to achieve that sleek look I started using this Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Color Care Conditioner with Argan Oil and my o my what an amazing product this is. First, it smells so so good it literally gives you that spa kind of feel, and it stays for long too. As for the conditioner it’s one conditioner that I’m absolutely loving and am totally impressed with. It makes my hair really really soft and tangle-free even if I don’t brush one whole day after washing my hair, even the next day its so easy to brush my hair all because of this conditioner (yes, I try to air dry my hair and try to keep the natural waves, so yes, I do no-hairbrush-days occasionally). How I use it? After shampooing my hair I take a small amount of conditioner and apply it to the ends of my hair, leave it on for 1-2 minutes to settle and then rinse off. Ta da! There you have it super soft, shiny and tangle-free hair
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The Oomph – With the Pantene Sheer Volume shampoo and Suave Moroccan Infusion conditioner you get both volume and silky soft hair but to give hair an extra lift, movement and a bit of more texture to the LOB the one product I found that gives the hair the required oomph is this  Loreal TXT Volume Texturizing Spray. This is a steal deal for some very high priced texturizing sprays, this adds and instant body and texture to the LOB, because for a LOB it’s all about being playful and working with textures. So if you’re going for a sleek look or beachy waves, add some oomph to it with Loreal Volume Texturizing Spray, it’s very light on the hair, smells AMAZING and give instant body to the LOB

These are the products I’m loving these days for my new short hair, the Long Bob (aka LOB). Have you tried these? Do you have any favorites or recommendations, share with me by commenting below.


 Disclaimer- This is by no means a sponsored posts. All products were purchased by myself and all the views and opinions expressed are mine.

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Beauty Crush: The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter

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  • October 1, 2015
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The hot new trend on the makeup and fashion scene is Strobing. We’ve all heard about it, seen it and long for that radiant, highlighted face. In fact, to achieve that illuminated and dewy look my latest makeup purchase has been The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter and I already feel like a pro and sometimes with this on I feel like a fashion model with a youthful and radiant glow (I know you did not believe the fashion model thing, but read till the end you’ll start believing :p)

 Unlike contouring, strobing is quite simple if you know the technique right. The idea of strobing is not to highlight all parts of the face but to make the necessary emphasis on makeup with a radiant highlighter. And for this particular makeup technique the best product I’ve come across is this Radiant Highlighter by The Body Shop. 
The pink liquid when dabbed on skin gives a very nice “sheen” to it, making it look healthy and youthful. I’ve tried this product with my everyday makeup and for parties and functions too and I absolutely love it everytime I see it on me. Of course applying too much of the product can make you look like Tinkerbell but this radiant highlighter just gives you the right kind of sheen where the light hits on your face (Cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupids bow, chin and centre of forehead). You won’t believe it, but a pea-sized amount of the highlighter is enough for the face.
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Do you see how beautifully it blends with the skin and gives it the radiant highlight? This works for me with my everyday look and even prettier in the evening lights of a party or a dinner. Priced at Rs. 1800 (a bit expensive), this highlighter is worth the purchase. Even if you’re not a professional makeup artist you can still achieve the dewy, radiant and healthy looking skin with this highlighter and as it blends well on skin its suitable for all skin types. For me this is a must-have product now!

Steps to achieve glowing skin with Radiant Highlter

1. Even out your skin with a BB cream or a foundation.
2. Dispense a small amount of the liquid on a makeup sponge or your finger and dab it on the center of your forehead, bridge of the nose, under the eyebrows, cheekbones, cupids bow and chin.
3. Don’t overdo it, you don’t want to look like Tinkerbell, Remember? Excessive amount of highlighter will make the face look oily and fat. Radiance should be barely visible on skin, let the light do the rest for you.

To help you further in achieving the look, watch this video:


One product, simple steps and you’ll SHINE Bright like a DIAMOND! Do share your recommendations for achieving the “radiance”

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Natural Wonders: Lemon & Honey Face Mask

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  • August 19, 2015
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Who doesn’t love fresh, glowing, beautiful skin? Specially when you’re in your 20’s and 30’s you definitely want to take better care of your skin (of course 40’s and above included). While monthly facials are a thing, but not everyone can afford monthly salon services. So if you’re looking for ways to keep your skin soft, fresh and clean then this Homemade (& Natural) Lemon & Honey Face Mask is all you need.

This super easy, effective and affordable face mask made with only two ingredients is a perfect facial treatment at home. The ingredients that are likely to be in your kitchen at all times, can help soothe, heal and even out your skin tone. Isn’t that genius?

I have been experimenting with homemade face masks lately and that’s when I started these Natural Wonders series on the blog. I’ve used homemade Miracle face mask (read here) to combat acne and have absolutely loved the results. So when I was trying this one I was expecting equally good results right away, as this Lemon & Honey Face Mask uses Honey that is a natural antioxidant and antibacterial agent that absorbs impurities from the skin and Lemons are filled with AHA’s and BHA’s (alien terms alert!) Alpha hydroxy acids and Beta hydroxy acids which makes lemons a great natural exfoliate, rich in vitamin C that helps in skin brightening and exfoliation.
In one line, this face mask makes your skin look young, smooth, radiant, acne free, even toned and beautiful!
Here how to make this Natural Lemon & Honey Face Mask:
Things you’ll need 
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 lemon
 Directions 
  • In a bowl squeeze lemon, add honey and mix with a spoon until it’s liquid in consistency
  • Clean your face and pat dry. keep your hair pulled back from your face as the mask will be sticky
  •  Apply the mask on your face avoiding the eye area
  • Let your skin soak all the natural wonders for 15-20 minutes
  •  Rinse off with cold water and gently pat dry your skin
  •  Apply your favorite moisturizer and enjoy beautiful glowing skin
I use this mask at night, once a week because I feel night time is actually the best time to make the skin breathe and when you wake up in the morning you’ve beautiful, smooth and clean skin.


If you try this, let me know how it works for you! And, if you have any skincare suggestions, leave me a comment!

 Natural Wonders – Happy Skin & Beautiful You!

* Picture Credits: OlgaMiltsova/iStock/GettyImages

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Sparkly 14th Aug Nails – Step-by-Step

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  • August 11, 2015
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We are only 3 days away from 14th August, Independence Day celebrations and can feel the enthusiasm in the people. Every place has turned green and white, there are Independence day special discounts and Independence day special collections have also hit the stores. I already have bought my special Kurta for Independence day (which I’ll reveal later sometime) and decided to do some Independence Day Nail Art to go with it.

This Nail Art is super easy and so wearable. With only 4 nail products you can achieve this nail art in just no time at all and can flaunt your sparkly nails. As this one’s an Independence Day Special post so the nail colors had to be green and white but then I added some glitter on it to give it some bling and loved how sparkly and pretty it turned out.

It’s just one simple trick and for that you need to be a Mani Pro to get fancy looking set of nails. Give it a try (in your choice of colors perhaps) and if you’re really cool (which you definitely are) you’ll share the picture of your sparkly nail art in the comments below.
Lets get started:
Things you’ll Need
  • Green polish
  • White polish
  • Green Glitter polish
  • Clear Top Coat
  • Makeup sponge 
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 Step 1: Apply Green polish on nails including thumb, except the ring finger.

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Step 2: Apply white nail polish on the ring finger nail. You can alternate green and white nail color on the fingers too.
Step-3-Nail-Art-TicklethosetastebudsStep 3: Here’s the little trick we talked about and why I said we’ll be using a make sponge. Apply glitter nail polish to the corner of the make sponge. While its still wet dab it on to the white nail color near the bed of the nail. Dab as much to make the glitter dense and as sparkly you want it to be.
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Step 4: Apply a clear top coat immediately to smooth out the glitter. Apply to the other nails as well to give it a more finished look. I also applied a little star on the corner of my glittered nail.
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And that’s the final look. Pretty simple right? Give it a try and tell me how much you love it.

Products Used: Green Nail Polish – Golden Rose Rich Nail Lacquer in No. 18,  White Nail Polish – Flormar Pretty in P03, Top Coat – Golden Rose Paris clear top coat, Green Glitter Polish – Golden Rose Jolly Jewels in No. 107

Happy Independence Day!

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Are you Makeup Confident? Kick your Makeup Insecurities & Be Makeup Confident

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  • August 5, 2015
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Have you ever been criticized of wearing too much makeup? A lot of women are often criticized of wearing too much makeup and are referred as cake-face while others who don’t wear any makeup at all, they either look sick or tired. A woman is expected to be flawless, should be well-dressed at all times, well-mannered and a perfect natural beauty.

Beauty trends keep changing, there are times of thick brows and thin brows, matte lipsticks and glossy lipsticks, dewy look and matte look, face contouring trend and now we have strobing. The makeup industry will continue to bring new trends,but are you ready and makeup confident?

By Makeup Confident I mean, there are days when you feel confident and look great with the kind of makeup you put on. It not only brightens your day but also gives you a confident fresh start for the day ahead. So do you feel good about yourself with the kind of makeup you use? Are there makeup products that make you feel confident? For me wearing a lipstick is an instant confidence booster and mood lifter. It not only makes me feel good, brightens my face but makes it look alive too.
I’m a minimal makeup person but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the full makeup look. I admire beauty in all its forms and see makeup as a personal choice. I certainly believe in the use of makeup to feel more confident about one’s self. Whether you use it too little or too much, its your personal choice and if you like it that way “go girl, you look pretty!”
Here I’m sharing my Feel Pretty Be Confident Look, the one I feel comfortable wearing and that helped me kick my makeup insecurities and made me confident.

1. Be comfortable in your own skin – Not everyone is blessed with naturally, flawless skin. At least I’m not, I have acne prone skin. While, there are a lot of beauty products out there that can make you feel beautiful. But do you really want that? For me the best thing to do is taking proper care of my skin and making it happy. And that’s half job done. If your skin’s happy, you’ll definitely be more confident about yourself. 
How to achieve happy skin? CTM ” Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize” make it a part of your daily routine, it takes 5 minutes and you have clean and happy skin.  
Products: Proactiv 3-step System kit has worked for me. more information here
2. BB Cream Vs. Foundation – As mentioned I’m a minimal makeup person so instead of a foundation, I use a BB cream. Generally a foundation gives you a nice coverage and evens out your skin, I feel it a bit too much for myself specially in summers. Whereas a BB cream is light, blends well, even out skin, provides coverage and is an all-in-one product.
Products: Flormar BB Cream. more information here  
3. Set Powder – Dust some powder to give a finishing touch to the skin.
Products: Flormar Loose Powder. more information here
4. Brighten your eyes – Make your eyes look awake and bright. Make them pop with a liner or a mascara and a little shimmer in the inner corners of the eye.
Products: Eyeliner: Diana of London, Arabian Black Eyeliner. more information here
                 Mascara: Maybelline Newyork, The Rocket. more information here
 
5. Add a pop of color – Give your cheeks some pop of color. It will instantly add color to your face and brighten it too.
Products: Luscious Cosmetics, Peach Melba. more information here
6. Finish off – Finish the look with your favorite lipstick. I love wearing lipstick and sometimes only a liner and a lipstick is all I do and love it.
Products: Luscious Cosmetics, Super Moisturizing Lipstick in Chili
                 Luscious Cosmetics, Signature Lipstick in Nude Pink
7. Be your kind of beautiful!
You’re beautiful the way you are. Don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself or your beauty choices, wear makeup the way you like it and be confident. If you like it natural go natural, just kick all those makeup insecurities, start loving yourself and feel pretty and confident about yourself. There is never “right” or “wrong” makeup it’s always “my kind of makeup”. 
Wear your “My Kind of Makeup” and be Makeup Confident! 

Image from: Plushare.com

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