5 Tips for NEAT Eye Makeup

Nothing can be as annoying as those eyeshadow fallouts!! Doing your makeup neatly is as important as choosing the right products, color combination, and techniques. Especially if you are choosing a bold eye makeup look, you definitely need to pay special attention to making it neat and clean. Here are some simple tips that work really well for me and I personally use every time.

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Tips to Apply Liquid Eyeshadow

I am so obsessed with eyeshadows these days! Eyeshadow palettes never seize to mesmerize me and how badly I wish to grab every good palette I come across. Not only pressed eyeshadows, but even liquid and cream ones. When I first got a chance to try liquid eyeshadows, I knew they are going to be super useful and handy for the fact, they are quick and easy to apply and last much longer than usual eyeshadows.

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3 Beauty Recipes using Multani Clay for the Brides-To-Be

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Sahasrabeauty.

The wedding day is the most dreamy day for a bride and she definitely wishes to look nothing less than sheer perfection on the big occasion. Be it the bride or the wedding guests, looking your best starts with healthy, clear, glowy skin… here are 3 simple recipes using Multani clay which are highly effective along with being safe and natural.
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Hacks to get rid of dry patches | Winter Skin Care

Even the slightest of change in temperature has adverse effects on my skin! Specially when the temperature gets cooler. The area around the nose and lips tends to get utterly dry! These dry patches are not only visible but even become painful most of the time. I have been noticing this discomfort since a long time until last year when I met these 2 amazing and simple hacks that cured acute dryness overnite (sometimes even instantly), which NO high end moisturizers or cold creams could do.

If you too notice dry patches and feel nothing works! Here you go…

1. Lip Balm

Yes! you heard it right 😀 Apply your lip balm (I have tried using Nivea and Neutrogena lip balms) on the dry patches. Let it sit for sometime, meanwhile you can proceed with your daily chores…. Or you can also apply it overnite and wake up to a happier skin!

I love this hack. It’s a quick fix. If heading out, you can use a clear lip balm.

P.S: I have tried the tinted lip balms also and they worked very well, but you might just want to test first if your skin is allergic to the stain (though I am sure all females are designed in a way that ‘Color on the face’ can never do any harm 😀 )

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2. Coffee & Honey Scrub Pack

On a Sunday Morning when you are in a mood of some self pampering dose, mix in 1 teaspoon of honey with about 1/2 teaspoon of coffee (instant/filter), mix it well and apply the yummy pack on your face. Scrub and massage gently. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off. You will thank me for it 😀

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P.S: The coffee can be slightly rough so make sure you massage gently with a very light hand.

These 2 hacks are my saviors and I am sure it would work for you as well!

 

The cheap and best MAKEUP PRIMER

A makeup addict would never say that a MAKEUP PRIMER isn’t required. In facts the rule book says it’s a crime not to prime!

Just before I take this post further, let me take a minute and explain you the whats and whys of this product, just in case you are new to this colorful world and are still exploring!!..

WHAT is a makeup primer? WHY do we need it?

Applying primer is the very first step in makeup application. It serves various purposes

  • Minimizes the pores and gives a smother surface for the foundation or powder to glide on easily
  • Your makeup base looks smoother and more natural
  • The makeup lasts longer
  • Reduces redness
  • Softens and smoothens the skin

Nivea Men Balm

The market of-course has a wide variety of mid-high end primers available but I am here to introduce you to the cheapest, best and easily available primer which is  “The Nivea Men After Shave Balm”!

Nivea Men Balm

Yes! That’s right we women have managed to invade in our husband’s grooming territory as well! 😀

Okay, coming back to the subject! Using the Nivea after shave balm, as the primer has been floating on the internet since quite a long time now but, I don’t know why I never took it very seriously…. In spite of the product lying right there on my bathroom counter… It just didn’t strike me or rather didn’t attract me enough to give it a try (only glittery things attract me, remember!..).

It was only last week when I gave it a shot and I was so amazed by the results! The balm did make my makeup routine much happier!

Nivea Men Balm




How to apply?

On a clean dry face, just before applying  makeup, apply a small amount of  “The Nivea Men After Shave Balm”, just like you would apply your regular moisturizer.

Wait for about 2-3 minutes before you proceed on to your makeup routine. You will love LoVe LOVE the result! I guarantee 😀 and if not, you can always wrap it, decorate it, and gift it to the man of the house 😀 In both ways it’s a great buy.

Nivea Men Balm

Availability

EVERYWHERE! Any general store will have it, just in case you want it online, you can buy it online from NYKAA

Price

Rs. 225/- (but available at a discounted price of Rs. 212/ at NYKAA)

Quantity 

100mL

Nivea Men Balm

I am very sure no makeup primer would be that cheap and give amazing results! You ought to give it a try and let me know your opinion.

 



DIY BB Cream

A foundation is not recommended for everyday use, that we all know. A BB cream can be a very good option to give the much needed coverage when opting an everyday base. Of course we have a wide variety of brands offering BB creams but I love the one made by me, the most.

Here is another DIY blog, on how to make your own BB Cream at home. DIYs are a great way to customize your beauty products and needless to say, they turn out much cheaper.

The recipe of this DIY BB Cream works amazingly well for, don’t think I would invest on a branded one after having this made.

DIY BB Cream



Products Used

Nivea Soft Moisturizer

Qty: 3/4 tsp

This moisturizer works well for oily, normal or combinational skin, you can use any other water based or oil based (for dry skin) moisturizer that works best for you. Available online HERE.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Qty: 1 tsp

The shade I used is 115 Ivory Ivoire, you can read a detailed review of this foundation HERE, again this too can be as per your preference. You can increase or decrease the amount of foundation depending upon the amount of coverage you want. Available online HERE.

Aloe Vera-Cucumber Gel from green leaf

Qty: 3/4 tsp

The gel gives the goodness of a primer, helps the BB cream stick to the skin and hence last longer. It is available at grocery marts. Incase you don’t find it, you can use 1/2 tsp glycerin instead.

Container

I used a small nivea soft container, you might as well use a pump bottle for a more fancy packaging. You can get really good containers from Forever21 or NewU stores.




DIY BB Cream Tutorial

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Broken lipsticks back to life!

A broken lipstick is as painful as a broken heart! Some of our lipsticks are simply abandoned once broken or distorted! I surely couldn’t bear the separation, hence I decided to fix them. Using these 2 techniques I could restore life in my dead broken lipsticks and so can you! So let’s get started.

Steps to fix broken lipsticks

Step – 1

Use a candle to melt the base of the broken lipstick portion. Make sure you keep a very light hand in doing so, we just need a layer of melted lipstick to act as a glue so that it can stick on to the other portion.

Step – 2

While the base is still melted, quickly place it over the other portion. Let it cool for 10 – 15 minutes and you have your lipstick fixed 😀

 

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Steps to create a palette

Step – 1

Deport the lipstick on a spoon, place it over a candle and let it melt entirely.

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Step – 2

Pour this melted lipstick in a lipstick palette/ a spare lens case  😀

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Step – 3

Put your freshly fixed lipstick in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and they are ready to be a part of your vanity family once again!

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Do try these tips and let me know what you think!

 

2015 Wedding season beauty hacks!

Hi Everyone!

The wedding season is at its peak. With the growing traffic one is always in a hurry to leave home early! These beauty hacks can bring you at ease in the hustle bustle, quicken the whole process of getting ready and is also travel friendly!!

1. Hair

If your hair are done well, you are dressed up 90% already (remaining 5% effort to clothing and makeup each). Even if you fall in the category of women who do not prefer makeup, still a good hairdo can effortlessly increase your glamour level! A quick and travel friendly hack for this is to use a Flat Hair Ironing Machine. You can use this to straighten, curl, out turn or In turn your hair! 1 tool 4 looks!! I have been using Remington hair straightener for ages now and its my perfect solution to any king of hair styling I want.

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Hairdo done from a Flat Iron

 

Nails

With the hustle of shopping, getting ready, leaving for the venue early to avoid jams, one often decides to give nails a miss!! Here is a hack for that! Use a quick dry nail polish like maybelline dry in 40 seconds, or quick dry range from Revlon or Lakme. One of the reason why I am a big BIG fan of Maybelline Nail polishes is because of how quick they are in drying! The moment you start applying and reach the 5th finger, the first 2 are dried already! So one doesn’t really have to go through the traditional ‘Nail Polish applying steps’ of apply-wait-wait-wait instead its apply-admire for a few seconds and good to go! Top it up with a glittery top coat for the extra oomph!

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Wedding Special Nails

Makeup

Highlighter! Highlighter! Highlighter! For an instant fresh glowing radiant look! I use the one from Mac and it gives a beautiful glow! You can use it on the cheek bone, brow bone, even on the eyelids. Pair it up with a bright lip color, eyeliner and Lootttsss of Mascara, ready to go!!

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MAC Silver Dust as a highlighter

Hope these hacks will help quicken and ease the whole process of getting ready! Let me know your experiences!