February Favourites 2017

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February passed by in a blink! There have been a few products that I loved using the previous month. These products have been my savoir during the cold winter month and I am here to share them with you.

Products List

1. Garnier Whole Blends Nourishing Shampoo – Avocado Oil &  Shea Butter Extracts

2. Color Diary Blackhead Cleanse Cream  ( review HERE )

3. DIY Lash Lengthening Serum  ( recipe HERE )

4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara  ( review HERE )

5. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

6. Maybelline Intimatte Nudes – Almond Rose ( review HERE )




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Chit Chat with High On Gloss

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Hi Everyone!!

It is so exciting to know beauty bloggers around, I came across this wonderful person Nisha and loved her blogs, Interviewing here was so much fun!!

High On Gloss has really exciting articles for your beauty read. It’s always nice to scroll by her well written and extremely useful blogs on beauty tips, product reviews, swatches and a lot more 🙂

Let’s head further and know Nisha from High On Gloss better.

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How old is your blog and what gave it a kick start?
High On Gloss (HOG) is just a five months old blog. I care for it as my second baby. Few months back, one night when I was just sitting and chit chatting with my siblings, it just clicked that I must have my own blog. I straight away did some technical research and my blog was up within few hours. I am quite impulsive by nature.

When I started getting positive response from lovely readers & appreciation from fellow bloggers, within 2 months, I knew I can take it far ahead with all the passion that I have inside me for Beauty Blogging.

What is your next blog milestone to be achieved in 2017?
I am taking baby steps with HOG while nurturing it. My main focus is on producing quality content and creating a trustworthy database of product reviews so that people trust HOG for their beauty emergencies.

Who is your makeup inspiration?
Being a beauty blogger, I don’t know if it’s okay to say that I do not religiously follow any makeup artist or beauty blogger. I think every body has their own style and they are fabulous in their own way. Whenever I put makeup on, I try to create my own looks, to suit my mood.

Which is your favorite makeup brand and why?
I am never loyal to a specific brand, I always keep on switching since I easily get bored of using the same products be it skincare or makeup. I admire MAC lipsticks, Lakme blushes, Maybelline foundations & Makeup Revolution/Naked eye palettes. Maybelline wins the race since it is so versatile with it’s product range, that too at reasonable price.

What are the top 3 products you can’t live without?
Face wash, moisturizer & lip balm.

Nude or Bold lippers?
Nude Lippers.

Which is your most opted look, dramatic or understated ?
Understated.

Favorite skin care product?
AHAGlow Facewash

Drug store or high end makeup products?
Drug Store makeup products.

What’s in your travel beauty bag?
Face wash, oil free moisturizer, wet wipes, mascara, eyeliner, BB/CC cream, concealer, a nude eyeshadow palette, few lipsticks & a handy mirror. I know it sounds like everything, but whenever I leave something back at home, I feel like I should have brought it with me.

I am sure it was a delight getting to know about Nisha 🙂 Do visit High On Gloss 🙂

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Maybelline New York Makeup Haul

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New York being the home town of Maybelline has a huge… like HHUUGGEE.. range of products to offer.. unfortunately in India we get a limited access to their products. I am sure I would visit their counter very often than any other place during my stay in the city.

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I was astounded when I first saw their gigantic collection.. I so wanted to have it all at once!

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Letting the self control take over, I chose the much raved about pore eraser cream (have been longing for this since the longest time) and one of their new born baby, the color sensational creamy matte nudes lipstick in the shade Almond Rose.

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Almond Rose is such a pretty shade, I knew, I wanted it as soon as I saw the name and the swatch sticker…. Even without swatching it on the back of my hand and taking a closer look at the shade, I knew it was coming home with me.

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The pore eraser cream on the other hand is one of the highly effective and affordable makeup primer.

The detailed review of the products would follow very soon once I am done analyzing them.




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How I organize and store my jewellery

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A blog after almost 2 months!! How much I missed blogging!! Last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride, both professional and personal front consumed me totally and I just couldn’t take out time to blog… but now I am back and you shall see my blogs more often 🙂

One of the most prominent trait of a Capricorn (that’s me!) is, the love to organize things… In this blog, I shall be sharing my jewellery organization tips.

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Both real and imitation jewellery require care and maintenance for a healthy long life. I make sure to store my jewellery in dust free, moisture free and tangle free space. This not only keeps their polish intact but also keeps them safe.

You get ready organizers in the market, if you don’t find one, zip locks and pouches can be of great use. I keep my trinklets in these clear zip pouches which together go in a one big clear pouch. The clear pouches help me locate my ornaments easily and if I am travelling, I carry along only the specific pouch.

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Another thing great about having my jewellery stored in this manner is that there are zero chances of misplacing the tiny little pieces such as earring back or broken parts.

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All of this zips in a compact case that doesn’t take much space and looks neat and sorted.

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED!! Winners Announced

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This was the first time I hosted a giveaway and I truly enjoyed seeing many of you participate. I wish I could pick you all as the winners of the giveaway 🙂 But, I am surely going to have exciting giveaways happening more often.

Here are the winners. A big congratulations to you both. Please check your emails for further correspondence.

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I shall be hosting the next giveaway, when my YouTube Channel hits 1000 subscribers. Thank you all once again. I shall be back with some really exciting blogs very very soon.



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Makeupmagique 2nd Anniversary

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Hi Everyone!

A very HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May 2017 be one of the best year for all of you. My blog turns 2 today and I am so excited 🙂 Something that started  as a mere hobby, took a quite interesting and fulfilling turn in these 2 years. And all of this, of-course wouldn’t have been possible without you all being a part of the journey.

Last year was quite an important year for Makeupmagique as I started my YouTube Channel, rather I should say, I started taking YouTube more seriously… This year I aim to be more regular with my vlogs (and blogs), I would love to hear suggestions from you as to what tutorials/ videos you’d like to see more often.

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Also, just incase you missed, I had hosted a GIVEAWAY a few days back, (you can READ MORE HERE) which shall end tonight. If you still haven’t participated, you can quickly do that now, The winners will be announced tomorrow same time, same place.




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GIVEAWAY (CLOSED) !! Makeupmagique turns 2 & crosses 1 Lac viewers

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Hi Everyone!!

It’s been almost 2 years since I have been blogging…. A BIG BBIIGG thank you to all of you for being a part of the journey. Your support has helped Makeupmagique cross 1 Lac viewers.

2nd Jan 2015 was when I wrote my very first blog 🙂 The support and encouragement from all of you has maintained the zeal in me to write more.

I would like to host a giveaway where I will be giving a set of 10 makeup brushes (5 eye shadow brushes + 5 face makeup brushes) to 2 winners

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GIVEAWAY CLOSES ON

11:59PM 2nd January 2017

NUMBER OF WINNERS

2

GIVEAWAY!! Makeupmagique Turns 2




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Quick Easy Eggless Microwave Almond Mug Cake

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I have been working a lot on improving my ‘Cake Making’ skills lately. Being a cake lover, I splurge on mug cakes often. This amazing eggless microwave cake recipe is worth sharing 🙂

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Eggless Microwave Almond Mug Cake Recipe

Serves: 2

Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour/ Maida (1/2 Cup)

Powdered Sugar (4 tbsp)

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (2 tbsp)

Baking Powder (1/2 tsp)

Milk (5 tbsp)

Cooking Oil (3 tbsp)

Almonds (4-5)

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Procedure:

Step 1:

Mix all the dry ingredients well. Make sure there are no lumps.

Step 2:

Add the wet ingredient to the mixture of dry ingredient and mix well. (You can use a fork or a beater)

Step 3:

Pour the batter in a microwave safe mug and top it with chopped almonds. Give it a little twirl.

Step 4:

Microwave on medium heat for 2 minutes.




And there you go! Your mug cake is ready! Do give this recipe a try and let me know how it worked for you.

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Note: To test if the cake is cooked completely, Insert a knife or a toothpick in the middle of the cake till the very bottom, if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked, else you might have to give a few extra seconds in the microwave.




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Travel Makeup Essentials

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I love to travel… and more than that, I love travelling light!  I prefer carrying the essentials so that I concentrate more on spending some fun time with family and the place rather than keeping a check on my stuff. When it comes to makeup, my bag barely allocates space to a small to medium size pouch so I have to pick only the essentials…. And ofcourse no one would want to spend all the time doing makeup…. there is so much to explore when you are out!

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My Travel Makeup Essentials

MAC Studio Fix – NC30

This compact gives the much need coverage for good photographs and also keeps the skin matte and fresh all day long!

MAC Suchi Flower Eye-shadow

Why this? Well, because it’s the perfect pink that works well as a blush and and eye-shadow, so you see this compact little product solves 2 purposes and the shade is so universal!

Maybelline Drama Gel Eyeliner

This one is my best pal, I know it wouldn’t move from it’s place without my permission 😀

Lipstick Palette

I love to carry this lipstick palette which I made myself :D. You too can prepare one, for assistance check HERE.

4 in 1 makeup brush

This is something really handy when you are travelling. I got this 4 in 1 makeup brush from Forever21 and has a pencil brush, angled brush, eyeshadow brush and lip brush.




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I hope you found this post useful 🙂 let me know your thoughts in the comments section below 😀




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