My previous blog post was on my favourite makeup products in 2016. Today I’ll be sharing my skin care and hair care favourites of this year. So, let’s get started…
1. Almond Oil
Almond oil became my saviour for dry hair, dry skin and even dark circles. I’ve now made it a habit to apply almond oil regularly and I would recommend it to you all.
2. D’free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion
I have very dry scalp and during Winters I get dandruff which sticks to my scalp and cannot be removed. D’free came to my rescue and works wonderful. It is easy to apply and reduced dandruff within a few uses.
3. Patanjali Aloe Vera Hair Cleanser
This is a natural cleanser and is free from parabens. This works just as the natural aloe vera gel and nourishes the hair. It removes oil from the scalp and makes the hair healthy and bouncy.
4. BioCare Sandal Scrub
This is a body scrub which has sandal’s goodness and smells exactly like sandal wood. It also contains walnut, shell powder and glycerin which are excellent exfoliaters and doesn’t dry the skin. I use this on alternate days and my skin has become visibly soft and supple.
5. Dr. Yes’s Steamer
Steaming plays an important role in maintaining the skin’s texture. Dr. Yes’s steamer is easy to use, affordable and safe. It gets heated quickly and it takes only 3 minutes for effective steaming process.
6. Organic Harvest Under Eye Gel
This under eye gel is natural and has soothing properties and gets absorbed quickly. It is easy to use and reduces dark circles over a period of time. It can be used under everyday makeup as it isn’t sticky.
7. Himalaya Purifying Neem Pack
This face pack works the best when it is applied after a face steam and scrubbing. It has the right consistency and dries within 5 minutes, leaving the skin clean and bright.
8. Yan Chun Tang Nose Strip
This Korean nose strip removes black heads effectively. All you have to do is wet your nose, place the nose strip, wet it, wait for 10 minutes and strip it. It is a less painful process which removes black heads in one use.
9. Zabhenlibao Facial Mask
This facial mask is a magical mask which brightens the face instantly. It is easy to use, very affordable and saves my visit to the parlour. I apply this mask on special occassions for 15 minutes and it brings back my glow to the face.
10. Pond’s Age Miracle Night Cream
Night creams play a pivotal part in my daily skin care routine. Pond’s night cream repairs cells overnight, rejuvenates the skin and leaves my face fresh every morning. It also helps in lightening certain scars.
Do you like any of these products? Do let me know on the comments section.
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Hope you are all enjoying the festive season. 2016 was the year I started trying different makeup products and it will be always a special year. With 2016 coming to an end soon, I thought of sharing my 10 favourite makeup products of 2016. Most of the products were launched in 2016, while a few were launched before but it had become my favourite this year. So let’s get started…
1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation which lasts for nearly 5 to 6 hours on my skin. It creates a perfect base for the makeup and also gives an air brushed effect. This is an apt foundation for weddings and special occassions.
2. Pond’s BB Cream
This is my recent favourite as I have always been a fan of Maybelline Clear Glow BB cream. This matches my skin tone perfectly and gives a natural glow. I like the fact that it is quite moisturising and is budget friendly. This has now become my everyday BB cream.
3. Miss Claire Concealer
I’m so glad that I got to know this concealer through some makeup youtubers. This is a perfect concealer which is affordable yet works amazingly. On days when I don’t want my under eyes area to look tired or dark, I apply just one coat and this works like magic. This concealer is a must try if you are looking for one.
4. Plum Kajal
Plum kajal is a cruelty free product which is highly pigmented. It is a gel eye liner in the form of a kajal pencil. I wear this on special occssions when I prefer dark kohled eyes. It is water proof and also smudge proof.
5. PAC Pen Eyeliner
This is my recent favourite and has become my everyday eye liner. It is pigmented, doesn’t tug, lasts long and has a little glossy effect which I absolutely love. Drawing winged eye liners are a task as I have hooded eyes. But this pen eye liner makes it super easy.
6. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Amsterdam
NYX soft matte lip creams are one of the best lip creams available in the market. The shade Amsterdam is a tomato red which is neither too bright nor subtle and is suitable for Indian skin tones. It is transfer proof and lasts longer.
7. Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick – Prom Pink
This is a creamy matte lipstick which doesn’t dry your lips and lasts for 4 to 5 hours. It is worth the price and has a wide range of shades. Prom Pink is my favourite lip stick shade and is perfect for every day wear.
8. Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lipcolor – Flaming Fuschia
I find Maybelline’s color show range better than their 12 hr lip stick range. It is because this is highly pigmented, doesn’t dry out the lips and is very affordable. Flaming Fuschia is apt for parties or when you want to feel like barbie doll.
9. Maybelline Dream Touch Blush
This was launched way back but I tried it and fell in love with this blush this year. This is a cream blush which has slight shimmer and looks natural. This blush gives an instant fresh and flushed look to my face.
10. Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2
This palette has 12 shades which comprises of golds, coppers, greys, browns and rose golds. Most of the shades are shimmery and are quite pigmented. This earthy toned palette is definitely better than the Maybelline Nudes palette and helps in creating different shades of smokey eyes.
Hope you are all doing good. The festive season is here and you may be confused of what nail colors to wear – matte, gloss, neon or shimmer. Fret not, for Nykaa has them all. If you are wondering why Nykaa, it is because it is an ‘Indian’ brand which has introduced a huge variety of nail enamels that are of high quality and would fit your pockets. This write up sums up 5 Nykaa nail color shades which are perfect for the festive season.
1. Nykaa Pop Nail Enamel – Watermelon Sorbet
This is a beautiful red shade which isn’t so bright yet looks very festive. This is perfect for Christmas and for brides/brides’ maids who are planning to wear red. This is priced at Rs. 149.
2. Nykaa Gold Rush Nail Lacquer – Flicker Gold
Nykaa’s Gold Rush collection has different shades of gold. They are sparkly and would draw attention to your nails effortlessly. Flicker Gold would suit almost all Indian skin tones and can be used for nail arts too. This is priced at Rs. 249.
3. Nykaa Floral Carnival Nail Enamel – Rouge Rose
This is a deep maroon shade which reflects the Winter vibes. This would match your regal golden outfit. Get ready to look like a queen with Rouge Rose which is priced at Rs. 179.
4. Nykaa Fall Winter Matte Nail Enamel – Lavender Gelato
Lavender Gelato is a treat for all the lavender lovers out there. Rock your white wedding gown with lavender nails! This is a matte season and this range has lustworthy matte nail enamels and are priced at Rs. 199.
5. Nykaa Neon Matte Nail Enamel – Pink Lemonade
Festive seasons aren’t complete without pink nails. Showcase your inner rock star with Nykaa’s Pink Lemonade and rock your bachelorette party. This isn’t a plain pink shade. It is a neon fuschia pink priced at Rs. 199.
Ho Ho Ho!
With Christmas just few days away, I’ll be sharing a Christmas wreath DIY and a few wreath ideas which you can make it for yourself or gift it to your friends.
3. Make a flower using the cut pieces and glue them together. Place 3 golden beads on the centre.
4. Stick the bow on the top centre of the wreath and tie a loop with the golden ribbon.
5. Stick the red flower diagonal to the bow.
(You can also stick Christmas balls or bells or stars instead of the flower)
Here are a few other wreaths which you can easily make.
Hope you have finished your Christmas shopping and decorations. With Christmas just around the corner and work projects to be completed, getting a nail art done from a salon can be time consuming. So today, I have compiled 10 easy nail art ideas which you can do within 5 minutes.
1. Santa Banta
2. The Christmas Cap
3. Wrapped with a Bow
5. Red & Green
6. The Snowman
7. Candy Canes on Nails
8. Let it Snow!
9. Santa's Belt
10. Oh! Christmas Tree
Hope you are all doing good. If you are looking for wedding guest makeup look which is easy yet attractive, you are at the right place. Today I’m gonna share a wedding guest makeup look which is easy to recreate yet makes you stand out of the crowd.
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The festive season is here and there are offers on almost all online portals. If you are looking out for a ‘perfect eyeliner’, you ought to read this. I wouldn’t call this a review because am not an expert. Instead I would call this as an honest opinion of a consumer.
Recently I came across a few youtubers who used PAC products in their makeup tutorials. PAC (Professional Artist Cosmetics) is a brand which offers high quality makeup products at affordable prices. They are well known for their eye lashes, makeup brushes, beauty blender, eye liner & eye shadows. They’ve recently introduced HD foundation, compact powder and matte liquid lipsticks.
Being a makeup junkie, I couldn’t resist myself from ordering the PAC pen eyeliner from Amazon.
The PAC pen eye liner comes in a white cardboard box with black letters. The packaging is simple yet effective as it mentions few statistical feedback from their customers. The pen is black in colour with silver writings.
Price & Quantity
PAC pen eye liner is priced at Rs. 450 for 1 ml of product.
Texture & Colour
The liquid liner dries matte but it has a slight sheen. It is jet black and quite darker than the Maybelline Colossal liner which I was previously using. As it is highly pigmented, one swipe is enough to line the eyes.
Ergonomics & Applicability
As it has matte finish around its neck, it is gives better grip. The felt tip is more flexible which makes drawing winged eye liner super easy. Even multiple swipes didn’t hurt my eye lids because of its flexibility.
I wore it for 8 hours and it stayed on my eye lids without smudging or getting cracked. Just to test its staying power, I smudged both the eye liner swatches and I found it to be the same.
Is it waterproof?
The packaging says that 81% of consumers found it water proof. I washed the swatch with water and rubbed it with my fingers. It didn’t move. But as I continued rubbing for 3 to 4 times, the eye liner started smudging.
My Final Thoughts
Am very glad that I came across this product which makes my everyday winged eye liner very easy. I love the pigmentation and its staying power. I would totally recommend this to everyone who is looking out for an eye liner.
“Don’t ask a woman with a winged eye liner why she is late.” But PAC pen eye liner helps me in breaking this myth everyday.
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Hope you are all doing good. It is mid of December which means that there are a lot of Christmas and New Year parties lined up. If you are a makeup beginner or someone who prefers easy makeup, then this write up is for you. So keep on reading.
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Hope you are all doing good. As December is famous for “Winter Weddings”, I thought of writing a post on Bridal Makeup Kit Essentials. All brides wish to look the best on their big day and so here are a few recommendations from my side. These products belong to different price categories which makes you easier to choose the ones that fit your pocket.
A good primer is a must as it closes the pores and makes your make up last longer. This also controls sweating and saves your touch up time. Some of the best primers for brides are
It is very important to choose the right shade of foundation as it can enhance your makeup or totally ruin it. Choose a shade that is closer to your skin tone. This will make your face look flawless and natural. Some of the choices are
We all have spots, blemishes or dark circles which we want to conceal. So investing in a good concealer is a must. Some of the options are
4. Compact Powder
A compact powder helps to set the concealer on place and to avoid oily T zones. Some of the options are
During Winters your skin tends to get pale and applyingblush gives you a natural flush to your cheeks. Pink and peach are the most preferred blush shades. Some of the options are
6. Contouring & Highlighting Palette
Contouring is used to create hollows and highlighting accenturates your best features. If you are bride who is pro at contouring or likes contouring you can buy a contouring palette and practice. If you don’t want to take risk on your big day, you can totally skip this step. Some of the options are
7. Eye Shadow
Eye shadows brighten your eyes and make them look attractive. You can either invest in single colour shadows or multi coloured palettes. Some of the options are
8. Eye Liner
Eye liner defines your eyes and takes your makeup to another level. Gel eye liners last longer and are apt for weddings. Some of the options are
Who doesn’t like to have long and thick lustful lashes? Applying the right mascara can give you the desired effect. Some of the options are
Lipsticks can either make or break your wedding look. So make sure you choose the ones that suit your skin tone. Some of the long lasting lipstick options are
The prices may vary slightly as I have mentioned the online prices.
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