Tricks to make eyes look BIGGER!!

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It amazes me how magical makeup can be!! Big eyes can look small, small ones can look bigger! you can change the way your brows look, erase dark circles instantly and so much more!!

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The video below will show you some of the tricks that can make your eyes appear bigger.

Big Eye Makeup | Tricks to make eyes look BIGGER

big eye makeup

Products Used

Face
Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder – 316 BUY HERE
Colour Diary BB Air Cushion – 01
Maybelline Fit Me Compact – 120 BUY HERE
Incolor Glimmer Blusher BUY HERE
MAC Silver Dust Highlighter

Eyes
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Maybelline The Nudes Palette BUY HERE
Deboral Milano Eye Pencil – 127
MAC Silver Dust Highlighter

Lips
Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick – Pop of Pink BUY HERE

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Hacks to get rid of dry patches | Winter Skin Care

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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!

 

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How to Remove & Store False Lashes

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In my previous post I showed you HOW TO APPLY FALSE LASHES, and in this one I shall help you remove them and store for further use.

How to remove false lashes

Removing False Lashes

One must be really careful while removing false lashes as simply pulling them may cause your original lashes to pull off along, causing pain and discomfort.

I have with me, a quick easy way of removing false lashes, for which you shall be needing

  • Tweezers
  • Q-Tips
  • Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean Make-Up Remover

 

All you need to do is, dip the Q-tip in makeup remover and rub it gently over your lash line. The glue would soon loose bond with the lash line and you will have your falsies removed in no time!



Storing False Lashes

If you store your lashes well, they can be used repeatedly multiple times for a longer period. The best way is to run the Q-tip drenched in makeup remover over the lash band, this will help get rid of the glue and makeup sticking.

You may now store them in the container they were initially stored or or might as well use an empty contact lens case.

The video below will give you a visual aid of the steps. How you find it useful 🙂 If you do, please subscribe!





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The cheap and best MAKEUP PRIMER

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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.

 



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DIY BB Cream

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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Hope you found it useful, do let me know your opinion in the comments section below, also you can let me know if you’d like to see a specific DIY tutorial.



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3 Products | 3 Minutes | Makeup on the go

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Early mornings don’t generally leave you with enough time for dressing up! I have now chosen my car as my vanity area and that is where I do all my makeup, on my way to work. This quick 3 minutes makeup on the go requires only 3 products and not only saves time but also saves me from my husband’s constant nagging to speed up my dressing up process! 😛

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I am sure this quick 3 minutes makeup on the go will save you as well from the daily chivvy!

You can also check out my 5 Minutes makeup routine HERE, if you have a few more minutes to spare. 🙂

All the products used in this look are from Maybelline which you can shop from www.nykaa.com.

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Products Used

Maybelline Fit Me Compact (Reviewed here)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Maybelline Rebel Boutique REB-07 Lipstick (Reviewed here)

Step – 1:

I use Maybelline Fit Me Compact as a base, It comes with an applicator, you wouldn’t really have to reach out for a powder brush.

Also use it over the eyelids to avoid oily lids during the day.

Now take very little amount of REB-07 Lipstick and dab it on to your cheeks. This acts as a cream blush.

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Step – 2:

Grab on the Maybelline Falsies Mascara and apply 2 coats on the upper and lower lashes. I absolutely love this mascara. It instantly adds length and volume. You will have to be careful here to avoid any sort of injury to the eye in the moving car.

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Step – 3:

Now comes the final and the last step! Take out your weapon and wear it on! The lipstick I mean 😛

I use REB-07 quite often, It’s a beautiful bright pink shade and lasts all day without touch-ups 🙂 It’s a year old now and is still my favorite.

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So that completes the look! You now have rest of the time to be merrily spent sight seeing and chatting 🙂




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Broken lipsticks back to life!

Broken lipsticks

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 😀

 

Broken lipsticks

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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.

Broken lipsticks

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!

Broken lipsticks

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

 

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2015 Wedding season beauty hacks!

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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!

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