Summer Skin Care Essentials

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For most of us, summers are not a very happy time for our skin. The heat and the humidity cause breakouts and sometimes even skin irritation. Here are a few products that I like to keep handy for my summer skin care routine. These work really well for my combination skin.

1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

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Micellar Water is my favourite skin care product ever since I have got my hands on it. It is a superb skin cleanser, which not only removes makeup completely but also takes away all the dirt and oil, and at the same time moisturizes the skin. I like to use it in various ways, as a makeup remover, during bed time if I am feeling lazy to perform the ideal skin cleansing routine, as soon as I wake up in the morning… to get rid of any oil on my face and also after a session at the gym. All you need to do is, pour some micellar water over a cotton ball and apply it all over your face to wipe off any dirt and oil. No need to rinse or apply moisturizer afterwords.

2. Aloe Vera Gel

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Aloe Vera gel is a wonder product, I like to use it as a moisturizer on a daily basis. It helps fight acne and works wonders on a sun burn. It leaves the skin hydrated without making it sticky or oily. If you have dry skin, you can apply moisturizer over aloe vera gel or maybe mix them together.



3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen

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A sunscreen is a must! I like to use the neutrogena ultra sheer Dry Touch sunscreen which has SPF 45 and feels really comfortable on the skin. Also, this works really well under makeup as well. Make sure to wear a sunscreen every time you step out during the day. Your skin will thank you for it!

4. Mud Masks

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I like to use mud masks during summers, They help absorb excess oil and leaves the skin matte and fresh. Also these are great if you suffer from acne issues. I like to use these once or twice a week. My current favourites are Global Beauty Care Charcoal & Dead Sea mud masks.



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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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Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorail

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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Makeup Essentials Part – 2

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Review

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

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.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

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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Handling change of season hair madness | Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream | Review

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Change of season brings not only cold and flu but also bad hair! This time my hair absolutely refused to listen to me and seemed to be living a life of their own.

I am a person who doesn’t like to experiment with new products on my hair. The side effects dread me! I had been noticing a lot of frizziness and hairfall since a few weeks now. I knew it was the changing weather behind the damage but I had to bring in something to stop the spoilage. I decided to stick to my weekly oiling routine. That did help but the results weren’t satisfying. I knew it was time to bring additional help into action!

I headed to the departmental store in search of a perfect mate for my hair. Studied various products and their specifications and finally picked up Garnier Fructis Oil In Cream. I have been using it since a week now and it’s time for a review!!

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PACKAGING

It comes in an easy squeeze tube. Love the bright yellow/orange packaging…. and it’s also travel friendly (I love travel friendly, glittery, nicely packaged products in general)

Garnier Fructis Oil In Cream

HOW TO APPLY

The product can be applied in 3 ways:

  1. Over night You can massage it on your scalp and hair and leave it over night for deep nourishment
  2. Before Hair Wash You can massage it on your scalp and hair about 30 minutes prior shampooing
  3. After Hair Wash You can use it on the length and ends (NOT roots) when your hair are still damp but the excess of water is removed.

MY EXPERIENCE

I normally have straight (slight wavy sometimes) hair, with sometimes oily scalp and dry ends! They were perfectly fine a few years back but streaking made it behave abnormally!! Anyway, coming back… so lately I felt my hair becoming extremely frizzy after shampooing (even after using a conditioner). I used Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream on the length and ends after hair wash (and removing excess of water with a towel) and let it air dry.

The results I would say are satisfactory. My hair are less frizzy… I wouldn’t say that the frizz is gone completely… but it is cured to a great extent, They are much more manageable and my hair fall rate dropped drastically in 1 use! The fragrance is very similar to tresme conditioner and lasts for a day. Also the formula is completely non-sticky.

I even tried using it before wash, by massaging it on my scalp and hair but this way I noticed my roots looked slightly oily, so I dropped the idea of using it overnight.

I shampoo my hair thrice a week and use this product after every alternate wash (which makes it 1-2 a week) as my hair tend to look oily and flat if used after every wash. Another important thing worth mentioning here is, DO NOT use this product after oiling and shampooing, the look you get would be too oily!

The product did help It helped me by reducing hair fall and frizz. But over usage does lead to oily looking hair due to which I don’t feel very happy about the product.

PRICE

Rs. 60/- for 100gms

AVAILABILITY

You can get it easily at departmental stores or can get it online HERE

RATING

3/5

WHY IT COULDN’T MAKE 5/5?

  1. The frizzyness is controlled to some extent but isn’t gone completely as the product claims
  2. My scalp feels slight oily after wash when the product is massaged onto the scalp prior shampooing.
  3. Cannot be used after a session of oil massage and shampooing (I have even tried shampooing twice after oiling, still on applying the product, hair look too oily)




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Colour Diary Products | Review

Colour Diary

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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Diwali Makeup

Diwali Makeup

Diwali time is the best time of the year, I am sure most of you would agree on that! I choose to keep my diwali makeup bright and peppy. Here is a look that can help you get your look sorted for the festival of lights!

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Diwali Makeup



Products used

Face

Maybelline Blush – Medium Nude

DIY BB Cream

You can check out the tutorial HERE

Eyes

Maybelline Quad – 01 Copper Brown

Lakem Eyeconic Kajal – Brown

Duo Eyelash Adhesive

Ardell False Lashes

Eyebrows

Mybelline Fashion Brow

You can read full review HERE

Lips

Diana of London – Red Nature

You can also see me wearing this shade HERE

 

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If you face problems while applying, removing or storing your false lashes, The following videos shall be useful.




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The Bride Guide: Makeup Essentials Part 2

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It’s time for another video from The Bride Guide Series! In my previous video, I had spoken about the Makeup Essentials for the face and in this one I will be helping you pick some eye makeup and lipsticks.

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Eye Makeup Essentials

Eyeliner

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black BUY HERE

Kajal

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black BUY HERE

Plum NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal BUY HERE

Mascara

Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Mascara BUY HERE

Colorbar Zoom and Whoosh Mascara BUY HERE

Eye Shadow

Maybelline Quad – 01 Copper Brown

Maybelline The Nudes Palette BUY HERE

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette BUY HERE



Lipsticks for Brides

Diana of London – Red Nature

You can see me wearing it HERE

Diana of London – Fuchsia Pink

You can see me wearing it HERE

Maybelline Lip Gradation – Orange 1

OTHER POSTS FROM THE BRIDE GUIDE SERIES

Makeup Essentials Part – 1

Karva Chauth Makeup

Makeup Essentials Part – 2

Boho Bridal Makeup

Hope you enjoyed the video, let me know what you think in the comments section below and do subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already 🙂




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