My Secret To Long & Strong Nails | Nail Care Routine

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Nails and Hair need good care and attention to be healthy, long and strong. Now the care need not be elaborated and expensive; effectiveness is what we seek. Today’s post is an answer to all those questions I get asked on my nail care routine. This is a simple routine which every one can follow. I like to follow it once in 20 days, you can of course adjust the frequency as per your convenience.

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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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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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DOs and DONTs for long and strong nails | How to grow nails faster

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I often get asked about my secret to long nails, I have even heard people complaint about the difficulty they face in growing their nails long. I would like to share some of the tips I use to keep my nails long and strong.

The following tips shall help provide strength to your nails, prevent chipping and even provide strength.

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DOs

  1. Massage your bare nails with vitamin E oil once a week.
  2. Use a good quality nail polish remover. The one that doesn’t dry out your nails. I love the Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish remover (BUY HERE)
  3. Wear heavy duty gloves (BUY HERE) while doing household cleaning.
  4. Massage olive oil over your nails and cuticles before going to bed.
  5. Use good quality nail polishes.
  6. Clean your nails thoroughly with a brush every morning.
  7. File or trim your nails once in two weeks

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DONTs

  1. Never use your nails to peel, scratch or pick, use fingers instead
  2. While typing, make sure you are using your finger tips and not hitting your nails against the keys.
  3. Nails exposed to detergent frequently can become susceptible to breakage.

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The Bride Guide: Boho Bridal Makeup

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The wedding season is in full swing and I see a lot of new trends coming up. The brides these days are upto new looks and color combinations. I too tried a variant and experimented with a Boho Bridal Makeup. The look is demure and understated overall, intensifying the features in a subtle manner.

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This look can also work best for engagements or other wedding functions if you are wanting to go more dramatic on your wedding day.

Here I have kept a very light hand at contouring and emphasized more on making the skin look fresh and glowy.

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Products Used

Face

Nivea Men After Shave Balm
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – Shade No 115
MAC Studio Fix – NC30
Forever21 Beauty Blender
Maybelline Duo Blush
MAC Silver Dust Highlighter
Maybelline The Nudes Palette

Eyes

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Meilin Eyeliner – Deep Purple 34

Lips

Maybelline Sensation Lipstick – Hooked on pink
Deborah Milano Lip Gloss – 06

Eyebrows

Maybelline gel eyeliner – Brown

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OTHER POSTS FROM THE BRIDE GUIDE SERIES

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Makeup Essentials Part – 2

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Review

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A mascara is my essential tool these days and I was thrilled and extremely happy to try out this new launch from Maybelline. The brand has lately come up with really exciting new products one of them being the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

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What the brand claims

Lash Sensational® Mascara. This fresh liquid formula captures lashes from root to tip for a full-fan effect.
Exclusive fanning brush with ten layers of bristles reveals layers of lashes for a sensational full-fan effect. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.
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Packaging

The Body

The mascara comes in a plastic and cardboard outer packaging (which I disposed off in the excitement of trying out the product as soon as it arrived! Totally forgot to take a picture of the outer packaging 🙁 ). Talking of the mascara tube, it’s sturdy plastic and the shape is similar to the colossal mascara tube.

The Wand

The wand, I can say is unique! I am really fond of trying various wands. In fact I personally like plastic bristles wand better. This one has  plastic bristles placed in a unique manner. The inner curve helps apply mascara from the roots to the ends and the outer curve helps fan out the lashes. It’s comfortable for coating the upper lashes. For the lower lashes, it’s slightly a messy affair. I feel a thin comb like wand helps coat lower lashes neatly and in a much better way. But with practice I have gained a better control and the mess has reduced!

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Quality and Wear ability

The mascara is soft creamy in texture which makes it very easy to coat each lash separately. It does dry quickly once applied. It’s intense black color , waterproof nature and it’s ability to last the whole day makes it a superb choice.

It adds a considerable amount of length and volume which increases with every coat. For me 2-3 coats work the best. The images below will help you show the difference it makes.

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How to use/ apply the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Step 1. Use inner curve to reach the roots of lashes. Sweep from the root to tip of lashes.

Step 2. Use the outer curve for a more fanned out and fuller look. Sweep from the root to tip of lashes.

Step 3. Do not let mascara dry in between coats.

Step 4. Easily remove mascara with Eye Makeup Remover.

 

Pice: INR 500/-

Rating: 4.5/5

Availabilty: You can buy it online from NYKAA or from the nearest maybelline counter.

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

The application on the lower lashes is slightly difficult.

I hope you found the review useful, do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!




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Soft Brown Monochrome Makeup

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Monochrome makeups are really exciting and I realized this when I did one! Last few days were all about fun with family and friends and I did get a chance to play with some new makeup looks. I tried on this Soft Brown Monochrome Makeup and really loved the overall look. It’s best for a day outing. If you are wanting to wear it during the night, you can add a pair of falsies are maybe deepen up the eyeliner.

This look was really simple to create and didn’t really require a lot of products.

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Products Used

Face

LÓreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder (Review HERE)

Maybelline Fit Me Blush – Medium Nude

Eyes

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette – Buck and Virgin

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Lips

Maybelline Creamy Matte Listick – Mysterious Mocha

(Review HERE, You can also see me wearing it in my blog How to rock ‘Mysterious Mocha’)

InColor Lip Gloss –  Shade No. 26

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After trying out this look, I will surely create more monochrome makeup looks with some exciting color options. Infact I would love to hear your suggestions. You can drop in your thoughts in the comments section below! 😀

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Colour Diary Products | Review

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Something very new and exciting dropped in the mail a few days back and I am so excited to review them for you all. Ladies! put your hands together for these gorgeous Colour Diary products. You can know more about Colour Diary HERE.

I tried these products for good 2 weeks and the detailed review is in the video below.

Colour Diary Products Review

Blackhead Remover Cream

Price : INR 900/-

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Lipstick

This comes in 2 color options as shown below.

Price : INR 700/-

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Air Cousin BB Cream

This comes in 2 color options, for lighter skin tone and for medium skin tone

Price : INR 1100/-

 

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If you are willing to buy these products, you can mail me at worldofmakupmagique@gmail.com.



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