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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Favorite Makeup – Products Purchased More Than Once!

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Some things remain simply favorite. I have absolutely loved using the below listed 4 products, don’t think would get bored even after finishing them off various times. I absolutely can’t afford to have even one of them missing from my vanity. They ought to be stocked up much before reaching the finishing line.

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black

Number of times purchased: 2

Price: INR 499/-

BUY HERE for INR 338/-

This is the second time I have got my hands on this super pigmented, long lasting gel eyeliner. I first bought this when it was launched, which was I think in 2011 or maybe 2012. Since then, I have never EVER got tempted by any other gel eyeliner. This one is my all time favorite. Be it office, outings, parties or weddings, this is the only eyeliner I trust in terms of pigmentation. It also comes with brush that makes the application very easy.

Another great thing about this product is that it can be used in various ways, as a base on the lid while doing smoky eye look or a smoked out liner look or even a sharp thin/ medium/ thick liner.

The product lasts for really long time. Infact one tub lasted me for about 2, 2.5 years! So it’s quite cost effective that way.

 

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Maybelline Warm me up lipstick

Number of times purchased: 2

Price: INR 425/-

BUY HERE

Maybelline is great when it comes to price and quality. This was my very first lipstick! I guess it was in 2011 or 2012 when I started wearing lipstick and this was my very first purchase. It’s such a pretty pink with a hint of beige, looks almost natural and stays on for a very long time. I love wearing it!

You can see me wearing it HERE.

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Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean Makeup Remover

Number of times purchased: 3

Price: INR 300/-

BUY HERE

This remover is amazing when it comes to removing tough eyeliner or mascara. It even works amazingly well in cleaning off waterproof makeup, matte lipsticks. I use it every now and then to clean my makeup brushes, specially the gel eyeliner brush and it cleans effortlessly!

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Lakme eyeconic kajal – Brown

Number of times purchased: 3

Price: INR 275/-

BUY HERE

This has to go with me everywhere! I use it in various ways… sometimes as an eyeliner, sometimes to line my lower lash line, or even as a base on the lids when I am planning to do a smokey eye look and sometimes even to fill in my brows!

I absolutely love using it on my lower lash line. There are some days when only a liner on the upper lid gives a very washed out look and putting a kohl on the lower lash line would mean adding unwanted drama, for those times, softly lining the outer 1/4th of the lower lash line with a brown pencil does the needful, this is how I often wear this brown kajal.

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Have you tried these products before? Let me know your favorites too :)




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The Bride Guide

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The Bride Guide Series

10th October Onwards

The wedding season reminds me of my wedding time! These ‘ber’ months (I mean September, October, November, December) are the happiest months of the year for me! One of these being my wedding anniversary month 😀

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Festivals, weddings, dressing up and of-course my wedding anniversary is all that comes to my mind in these ‘ber’ months!

With so many weddings coming up (most of them being among close family and friends) I thought of starting a series called The Bride Guide and this blog is an introduction to that!

This series is going to be a collection of 10 videos on my YouTube channel which will help you brides-to-be choose the right makeup and also help you apply it well for various occasions.

Make sure you are subscribed to my channel so that you don not miss out on anything at all!

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The series is going to start October 10, Monday onwards and I hope it proves to be useful for you all 🙂

If you have any makeup related query, you can send me your through an email at worldofmakeupmagique@gmail.com please feel free to get in touch. I would be happy to help you out during this important time of your life 😀

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Need a personalized beauty service?

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As you all know (well, only if you have read About Me), I am a Senior Software Engineer by profession and a beauty blogger by passion. This definitely keeps me busy and occupied round the clock! In my busy schedule, Aplava (a beauty website, about which I will be telling you shortly…) has been a great helping hand in being my personalized beauty guide!

Ladies and Gentlemen …. put your hands together for Aplava!!!!

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“For busy women/men on the go,

Aplava is a personalized beauty service tailored to your taste,

budget & lifestyle that helps you look and feel your best

every day.”

I was thrilled by its concept and was excited to give it a try…. As it claims to be a personalized beauty service, and I was so much in need of one… decided to explore it. Earlier I thought it to be just any other makeup website out there selling products at a discounted rate, but no way! It does much more!! It’s like a visit to a dermatologist + expert beautician who work together in aiding you choose the products you need.

How it works?

1. Once you sign up at Aplava, it throws a few question at you to know your skin and lifestyle better. The interface is really user friendly and one shall not have a problem in proceeding.

 

2. Once you have answered the questions, and your beauty profile is framed, the website algorithm chooses the best suited products for you, and you have a wide variety of products to choose from.

This website is a one stop solution to buy vichy products or sebamed baby products or any other makeup/ beauty products.

They even have great offers running and give free shipping over Rs. 999/-. You surely gotta give it a try.

 

Do share your experience with Aplava in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.




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Guest Post Invite

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Makeupmagique has turned 1.5 years old now, and I think the time is right to open up the blog to some fresh new voices. If you are willing to share your passion for all things beauty or have great ideas and are willing to write about it, I would love to feature on my website as a guest post.

If you would like to contribute to Makeupmagique, you can drop me a mail at worldofmakeupmagique@gmail.com and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.

Please note guest posts which fail to meet the guidelines mentioned below shall not be posted.

 

Guidelines for guest posts

1. Content

You can send DIYs, How-tos, product reviews, makeup looks, tips and trick or any other relevant articles. I would appreciate a clean and clear content (with no short hand writing, lyk dis 1); also you need to check for spelling and grammar errors before sending. I will surely proof read before posting but wouldn’t be working on any corrections. The work limit is 200 – 500 words, needless to say, it has to be 100% original.

The pictures should be good quality. You need not use a DSLR for the same, just make sure it clear. The size of the image should be 800px X 800px

2. Compensation

Payment will be on per article basis (Rs 500/- for each published article ; equivalent amount in other currencies). Payment for Indian residents will be via NEFT and via Paypal for the rest.

Looking forward to hear from you.

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