Category: Beauty tips

TARTE SHAPE TAPE FOUNDATION REVIEW (HYDRATING)

Hey lovelies, How have you all been?

Shape tape concealer is a cult favorite and the best selling concealer! I don’t see why not. The formula and the coverage it gives is brilliant. So when Tarte came up with the shape tape foundation,just like any other makeup junkie,  I was very keen to try it. I immediately got it. There are two versions of the Tarte Shape tape foundation, matte and hydrating. I bought the hydrating one but also got a sample of the matte version. Now, if you wish to know whether the Shape tape foundation is as awesome as the concealer, then continue reading.

Product claims

WHAT IT IS

A hypoallergenic, luminous-finish gel foundation featuring the same complexion-perfecting superpowers as shape tape concealer with an added boost of skin-smoothing, oil-free hydration.

WHAT IT DOES
Provides buildable, longwearing coverage in a skin-smoothing, weightless gel. The collagen & hyaluronic acid-packed formula continuously hydrates while helping to plump skin & refine pores, without creasing, caking or fading for 12 hours.

Ingredients

porcelain, fair beige, light-medium sand, medium sand, medium-tan sand, mahogany, deep honey, chestnut Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, dimethicone, glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, SD alcohol 40-B (alcohol denat.), aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, alcohol, acrylates crosspolymer, atelocollagen, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol, dextrin palmitate, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, ethyl menthane carboxamide, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl polyacrylate, glycosphingolipids, hexylene glycol, hordeum vulgare extract, hydrated silica, hydrolyzed corn starch, hydrolyzed corn starch octenylsuccinate, kaolin, lauryl laurate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, menthyl lactate, methicone, methyl diisopropyl propionamide, mica, nylon-12, palmitic acid, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, rosa canina fruit extract, silica dimethyl silylate, sodium chloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, xanthan gum, zea mays (corn) starch. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). ME111FL000021

fair-light neutral, light sand, light neutral, light-medium beige, light-medium honey, medium honey, medium neutral, medium-tan honey, tan sand, deep sand Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, dimethicone, glycerin, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, SD alcohol 40-B (alcohol denat.), aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, acrylates crosspolymer, alcohol, atelocollagen, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol, dextrin palmitate, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, ethyl menthane carboxamide, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl polyacrylate, glycosphingolipids, hexylene glycol, hordeum vulgare extract, hydrated silica, hydrolyzed corn starch, hydrolyzed corn starch octenylsuccinate, kaolin, lauryl laurate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, menthyl lactate, methicone, methyl diisopropyl propionamide, mica, nylon-12, palmitic acid, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, rosa canina fruit extract, silica dimethyl silylate, sodium chloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, xanthan gum, zea mays (corn) starch. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME111FL000011

Price and availability

$39 (185AED) for 30 ml available at Sephora Tarte Ulta

My experience with the shape tape foundation

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The packaging is almost similar to the shape tape concealer. The matte version especially is a grown up version of the shape tape concealer. Glass bottle and the screw cap is purple colored with gold patterns. The only difference between the packaging of hydrating and matte version is that hydrating one has a blue rim on the bottle whereas matte has a purple one.

The wand is also similar to the shape tape concealer. Bigger doe foot wand. I love ingredients tarte add to their products, very much skin-friendly. The Tarte shape tape foundation is no different. Has skin-benefiting ingredients. Has collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump skin. It also contains biopolymer filling spheres that help to smooth out your complexion while keeping moisture in the skin cells. The ingredients like barley extract firms the outer layer of the skin, Vitamin C which is an anti-oxidant. Also contains Tarte’s signature ingredient, Amazonian clay which has long wear properties.

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The tarte shape tape hydrating foundation has a gel-like texture, is creamy and blendable. I really love the oil-free and creamy formula, which is easy to work. The foundation  has a thick consistency but it does not dry very quickly which means you have ample time to work with it. The matte one on the other hand has a lighter consistency and dries pretty quickly. So you have to act fast.

Speaking about the coverage, claims to be full coverage. It gives a bit more coverage than medium coverage foundations. Which means you can still see the skin underneath. But the coverage is definitely buildable. I really love the satin finish it gives so I prefer the hydrating one over matte, which gives a full coverage.

The tarte shape tape foundation gives upto 12 hours of wear with a luminous finish. You will have to touch up a little bit after about 6-7 hours as my T-zones become a bit oily by then. But not very oily, just a teeny tiny bit. Well, I am talking about summers, in winter it works great. Even then I would say this is perfect during summer.

I am not sure if it’s just me, but I get a cooling effect  when I apply this foundation. Did I mention that the Tarte shape tape foundation is hypoallergenic?

By now you might be convinced that the shape tape foundation, which is a part of their double duty beauty line is a must try. But if you have a darker complexion, then there are chances that you might be totally disappointed by this highly anticipated foundation from Tarte. Why? The shade range is very disappointing. The shape tape foundation is available in 15 shades. But out of the 15 shades only two shades are for dark skinned beauties.The light and medium shades have so many similar shades that you can find atleast 2 or 3 shades suiting your skin tone. But for dark skin, both the shades have a orange undertone. It’s disappointing especially when every brands are coming up with more shades for dark skin (special thanks to Rihanna’s Fenty beauty)

Swatches

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Can you see the glow in the second picture when the foundation is blended.

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Look at the luminous finish on my face. How pretty right!

Overall

In love with:

  • Hypoallergic
  • Is packed with skin-benefiting ingredients.
  • Hydrating and has a cooling effect.
  • Gel like and creamy texture.
  • Perfect for summer as it gives a glowy look and resist against sweat.
  • Beautiful satin finish and skin appears smooth and pores are less visible.
  • Stays for upto 12 hours.
  • Gives medium to full coverage.
  • Available in 15 shades.

Not in love with:

  • Though available in 15 shades, the shade range is very disappointing. Just two shades for darker complexions.

The Tarte shape tape foundation (hydrating) is a a very good foundation if you need a luminous finish with medium to full coverage. I love that it is a bit hydrating and does not fade even when you sweat (and I am talking about summers in the middle east) I love how hydrated and smooth my skin feels and I can’t even say how beautiful and natural the finish is. Though, it can be layered to a full coverage, it feels so light on the skin, as if you have no foundation at all. I rate it 4.7/5 and I highly recommend this.

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WHY YOU NEED SCALP SCRUBS AND 5 HOMEMADE HAIR SCRUBS

Hey lovely people! How are you all doing?

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When I first came across scalp scrubs, I was skeptical and I thought it was another fad product. But on second thoughts, I thought we exfoliate our face, our body then why not our scalp. Especially because we use tons of products on our hair and I am sure just shampooing wasn’t enough. Also thought exfoliating will be a great way to remove dandruff and other build ups and by the way most of the DIY’s we already use to get rid of dandruff already includes exfoliation. So probably we are already doing it. Plus I also thought exfoliating your scalp will be a great way to promote hair growth.

So I decided to do a little bit of a research and here’s what I found out.

Our scalp has  more hair follicles and grease glands than our facial skin. Hence it can become flaky and itchy due to the build up of dead skin cells and sebum. Plus all the styling products and even conditioner can worsen up the situation. So obviously, a good scrub can physically remove all the dead skin cells and build ups. And just as the case with our facial skin the products work better on exfoliated skin and the ingredients in the hair care products we use penetrate much better.

The scalp scrubs can also promote  growth of new hairs so adding a scalp scrub to your routine can be beneficial if you are suffering from thinning hair. So the bottom line is adding a scalp scrub to your hair care routine will be beneficial for your hair.

There are so many scalp scrubs available in the market if you are thinking to get one, try to find the ones with Alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids. Below are some of the homemade scalp scrubs that you can easily make and use at home.

Five homemade scalp scrub recipes

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You really don’t have to buy expensive and chemical loaded products. Check out these homemade scalp scrub recipes which you can easily  make at home and with the very basic ingredients we have at home.

1.Salt scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

Method of preparation:

Mix salt, olive oil and lemon juice together. Massage this salt scrub into your wet hair for a few minutes and then rinse well using shampoo and cold water.

2.Brown sugar scrub

This is the most effective method to get rid of dandruff.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp conditioner
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar

Method of preparation:

Mix brown sugar with your normal conditioner. Massage this into your scalp for some few minutes and the rinse it off.

3.Cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar (Find here )
  • 2 tsp rose water (Find here)
  • A few drops Essential oils of your choice. I use jojoba oil (Find here)and peppermint oil (Find here.)

Method of preparation:

Mix the cinnamon powder, ACV, rose water and EO’s together. Apply and massage this into your wet hair. Rinse off after a few minutes.

4.Oats scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp hair conditioner

Method of preparation:

Combine the oatmeal, brown sugar hair conditioner and essential oil together. Massage this into wet hair . rinse off with cold water.

5.Aspirin scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 6 Aspirin tablets
  • 4 tbsp warm water

Method of preparation:

In a bowl take aspirin tablets and pour warm water to dissolve it. Using a tooth brush stir the mixture and apply it into your scalp.Rinse off cold water.

How to use scalp scrubs

Wet your hair.Take the scalp scrub onto your fingers and start by massaging your scalp in circular motion. Continue massaging your scalp for a few minutes until you have covered the entire scalp area. You can keep the scalp scrub on your scalp for a few minutes if you prefer. Then rinse using shampoo and conditioner.

Things to remember

  • If you have used any styling products then begin by washing your hair with a shampoo otherwise just wet your hair.
  • Use cold water to rinse, never use hot water.
  • Use the scalp scrubs on wet hair only and use a mild shampoo to wash off.
  • Just like any DIY’s, if any irritation occurs, please don’t use. A slight tingling is normal especially when you use the cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub. This just means these scalp scrubs encourage blood flow to your scalp.
  • Use scalp scrubs once a week if you have dry scalp. If you have oily scalp, then you can use 1-2 times a week, but not more than that.

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DIY TEA TREE FOAMING ANTI-ACNE FACE WASH

If you follow me on instagram (I think you must if you haven’t already to know all things happening in my life), I have mentioned that the tea tree skin clearing foaming cleanser is on eof my favorite cleansers which I repurchase when I am not in a mood to experiment. It was then that my love for DIY skincare products made me think why not try and make a DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash with all the good ingredients minus the chemicals. Sounds great right! So I gathered all the ingredients I want to make this face wash, did some research about the ingredients and finally made my DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash which has skin clearing benefits.

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Ingredients required to make DIY tea tree anti acne face wash

  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap (Find similar here )
  • 1 cup distilled water or purified water.
  • 1 tsp tea tree oil (Find similar here )
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (Find similar here )
  • 5 tsp grape seed oil (Find similar here )
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil (optional) (Find similar here )

Method of preparing DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash

In a foam dispenser bottle, combine all the ingredients mentioned above and shake well. Remember to shake well before every use.

Skin benefits of ingredients used

The best thing about DIY beauty products is that you can customize the products depending on your skin type and the things available at your house. Check out the benefits of the ingredients I have used to make this DIY tea tree foaming anti acne face wash.

Tea tree oil

  • Contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds that are known to reduce inflammation.
  • Treats acne and lightens acne marks.
  • Promotes skin glowing.
  • Treats scars.

Raw honey

  • Fights acne.
  • Help treat wrinkles.
  • Fades dry skin.
  • Cleanses skin.
  • Helps in improving complexion.

Grape seed oil

  • Reduces wrinkles.
  • Helps in fading away scars.
  • Helps in fighting acne.
  • Has anti-ageing properties.
  • Skin balancing.
  • Restoration of collagen.

Lemon Essential oil

  • Skin cleanser.
  • Fights acne and acne marks.
  • Prevents premature ageing.
  • Reduce excess skin oiliness.
  • Helps in controlling blackheads.
  • Skin tightening properties.
  • Lightens and brightens skin.

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So what do you think about this DIY tea treefoaming anti acne face wash? Let me know if you try this. Do you like making your own beauty products? If you are too lazy to try this don’t forget to check out a much easier one natural skincare routine.

But trust me this is very easy and the best part no chemicals at all.

HOW TO REMOVE TAN FROM SKIN? THE FACE MASK I SWEAR BY

Have a wedding or any other event to attend and wondering how to remove tan from skin at home? This is for you!

I believe every complexion be it fair or dark, everybody is beautiful. I am sure you believe in that too. But sun tan might be a little issue for some, especially if you are someone like me, you might look ghastly. Rather than getting that beautiful tan, I look ashy and I mean it. I sometimes need an anti-tan when I stay in the sun for a long time. In such situations, this is one face mask I believe in. So this post is about one of my most favourite anti-tan face masks which really works. The face mask has other amazing benefits too. I will be listing the benefits of the ingredients used at the end, so you have an idea.

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Ingredients used

  • 1tbsp. Rice powder (Get it here)
  • 11/2 tbsp. Yogurt
  • 1tbsp. Tomato juice
  • 1tbsp Honey (Get it here )

Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste. You can add lime juice too if you wish. Apply this mask on your face and neck and leave it for 10-15 minutes. After that rinse it off. If you wish to exfoliate you can gently massage this mask while removing. You can also use this mask on your entire body.

You can make your rice flour by grinding rice at home. I have mentioned a rice flour that you can get online in case you are lazy or don’t want any mess. But I make rice flour at home and suggest you do the same.

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Skin benefits on Rice powder

  • Soothes sunburn and prevents the skin from sun burn.
  • Reduces dark circles and puffy eyes.
  • Skin lightening.
  • Treat blemishes, fine lines and pimples.
  • Retain the elasticity and firmness of the skin to make you look fresh and young.

Skin benefits of Yogurt

  • Yogurt is a great moisturiser.
  • Helps in preventing and treating sun burn.
  • Fights acne.
  • Treats pigmentation and age spots.
  • Prevents premature ageing.

Skin benefits of Tomato juice

  • Getting rid of tanning.
  • Treating pigmentation.
  • Treating and preventing acne.
  • Shrinks open pores.
  • Regulates sebum secretion in oily skin.

Skin benefits of Honey

  • Great moisturiser.
  • Loaded with anti-ageing ingredients.
  • Helps in treating acne.
  • Soothes your skin.
  • Cleanses the pores.
  • Exfoliates.
  • Skin lightening.

So now you know how to remove tan from skin. This face mask does the job really well. You can also use this mask after you have been in the sun and don’t want to get tanned.This is also great for soothing sun burn. This is one of my favourite anti-tan DIY face mask.

You might also want to check out this Skin lightening face mask.

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Have you tried this mask? If not, please do try and let me know what you think.

 

 

MANGO MANIA-HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB USING MANGOES

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Do you know one thing I love about this season? Mangoes! I am such a crazy mango lover Oh yeah! Crazier than you! It’s actually difficult for me to decide not to eat a mango but use it on my skin. But with a heavy heart I decided to do it just for you guys (such a drama queen I am :P) As you have already guessed I am going to share the recipe for a homemade body scrub body scrub (Oh yeah genius, I know it’s obvious from my title :D) one which might leave all mango lovers drool and not want to get out of the shower plus there is also a chance of sniffing your skin as long as the smell stays. Convinced? Now please read further to know more about this homemade body scrub and as always it’s easy.

Before we get started let’s learn why mangoes are great for your skin.

Benefits of mangoes on skin

Mangoes not only taste good it has some really amazing benefits too. Below I have listed a few benefits of mangoes on skin.

  • Mangoes contain high amounts of anti-oxidants and phytochemicals, which help to protect the body from the damage that can be caused by free radicals for younger looking skin.
  • Removes tan and improves complexion.
  • It is helpful is restoring elasticity of skin.
  • Helps in removing acne scars also controls acne.
  • Also helps in moisturising the skin.

Ingredients used in this homemade body scrub

Method of preparation

  • Cut mango into cubes and mash it really well.
  • Mix together coconut oil and orange EO.
  • Add sugar to the oils and mix well.
  • Finally add mango pulp to it and mix well. If you need more sugar feel free to add more. Viola! Your homemade body scrub is ready!

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How to use

Just like you would use any body scrubs. Massage gently onto damp skin. Then rinse off thoroughly.

Precaution

Remove the mango peels as much as possible.

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Who doesn’t love mangoes right? Just imagine using this glorious fruit for your skin and benefit from it! Have you used this homemade body scrub before? Let me know what you think about it.

 

ANTI-AGING AND MOISTURIZING FACE MASK AT HOME

Hey beauties, How are you all?

Mirror mirror on the wall! Who is the fairest of all? What a rubbish question I know! Why would someone wish to be fairest of everyone anyway! While being as white as snow won’t be everyone’s dream a glowing beautiful skin with no signs of aging at all definitely is!  Since I don’t have any magic potions to share with you, I share my beauty DIY’s. And hey, the best way to show some love to your skin is by taking care of it right? Today’s mask is for the face, one which contains some awesome ingredients for awesome results.

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Ingredients used to prepare this face mask at home

  • 1 tbsp Aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops pomegranate seed oil
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp rice powder

Method of preparation

In a blender add aloe vera gel, yogurt, and pomegranate seed oil and blend together the ingredients. To that add rice powder to make a paste. Apply this face mask on clean face and keep it for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes wash it off using warm water.

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Benefits of Aloe vera on skin

  • Aloe vera moisturizes the skin without leaving it greasy.
  • It treats acne.
  • Aloe is soothing and can skin inflammations, blistering, and itchiness while helping the skin to heal more rapidly.
  • It fights aging.
  • It treats sunburn.

Benefits of Pomegranate seed oil

  • Pomegranate seed oil has antiaging benefits.
  • Moisturizes the skin, non-greasy but gives deep hydration.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It has an amazing effect on skin texture as it contains a form of pro-estrogen.
  • Reverses skin damage.

Benefits of yogurt on skin

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Fights acne.
  • Moisturizes the skin.
  • Helps is fading blemishes and pigmentation.
  • Soothes sunburn.
  • Treats skin infections.

Benefits of rice powder on skin

  • Removes sun tan.
  • Has anti-aging benefits.
  • Treats blemishes and pigmentation,
  • Treats acne.

So these are the benefits of the ingredients used in this face mask. This mask is great for removing sun tan too apart from being an antiaging and moisturizing mask. Also, helps in treating acne and acne scars with continuous use. Do try this face mask at home and let me know the results.

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What do you think of this anti-aging and moisturizing face mask at home? if you wish to see more such face masks then let me know.

 

 

 

 

EYE MAKEUP TIPS FOR OILY EYELIDS

Today is a special day for her because she was going on a date with the man of her dreams, the man whom she had a crush on like forever. And today she decided to do the makeup inspired by her favourite YouTuber. And how pretty she looked, the eye makeup was so good it made her beautiful green eyes even more beautiful.She wore the most beautiful dress. And everything was just perfect until she decided to check herself in the mirror for one last time. When she looked into the mirror she thought her best dream had converted to her worst nightmare. Her eyeshadow had creased, her eyeliner was all over. Oh! No! She had racoon eyes.

If this has ever happened to you or at least something similar then this post is for you, my friend!

Everybody has oil glands, the reason for oily eyelids is the glands which are located at the eyelash line. Like I said, everyone has it but some might have oil secretion even more, just like the case of our face. That doesn’t mean a person with an oily face will necessarily have an oily eyelid or vice versa. But I am sure if you have oily eyelids you know the struggle. You know how fast your eyeshadow creases and sometimes your eyeshadow looks patchy or lose intensity and you know how it feels when your eyeliner transfers to your top lids or fades.

We all have been there, me too! Until I learned some amazing eye makeup tips. Three simple steps to a flawless eye makeup for oily eyelids. Here I am not talking about makeup I am talking about the prepping you must do for your eye makeup to last long…and longer!

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The three simple steps 

Trust me it’s easy! I am not asking you to include more time-consuming steps to your makeup routine. These are easier than you thought and very important steps, if you have oily eyelids or not and it takes just 10 more seconds or so but saves the agony of your makeup becoming a mess just after a few hours of application. The process isn’t a big deal but the results are.

Step1: The cleansing 

As much as it is important to apply makeup on a clean face, it is equally important to apply eye makeup on a clean eyelid. You don’t want any leftover mascara or eyeliner on your eyelids. All you have to do is use a makeup remover and wipe off any residual makeup or oil. For the lazy bones, you can use wet wipes instead.

I like using micellar water.

My suggestions:
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Water
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Clinique Take the Day off makeup remover

 

Step2: Blotting

Yes, blotting! Even after you have wiped off the eyelids there might still be oil residue on your eyelids. You have to get rid of it as much as you can. If there is oil on your eyelids then once you apply eye makeup it breaks down the makeup, which we don’t want obviously. Moreover, if there is oil on your eyelids, your eye makeup will end up looking patchy. So for a flawless eye makeup, this step is very important.

My suggestions:
Boscia Green Tea Blotting linens
ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting sheets

Step 3: Eyeshadow primer

I am quite sure you are already using eyeshadow primers. Eyeshadow primers seal the oils of your skin away from your eye makeup and help your eye makeup last longer. It also helps in better pigmentation of your eye shadows and also a smoother application. You can also use concealer for this, but always remember to dust some loose powder on top of any cream/liquid concealers before applying eye shadows. And, please remember less is more when in this case too. You only need a very small amount of the primer.

My suggestions:

Urban decay eyeshadow primer potion

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Primer

Nyx HD eyeshadow primer

Then do your magic. Play with eye shadows and create the look you want and may your eye makeup stay all day!

Few other eye makeup tips

  • If you have oily eyelids, start by applying thin layers of eye shadow and then build up the intensity. Don’t start with a thick layer.
  • When choosing eye makeup choose the ones that are long-lasting.
  • If you have extremely oily eyelids it is better to avoid cream eyeshadows at least avoid using these very close to the lashline. But there are some awesome cream shadows like the Maybelline colour tattoo,which stays all day.
  • If you are using cream eye shadows, it will be best if you can layer it with powder ones or at least try to dust a very very small amount of translucent powder on top. Similar is the case with eyeliner, if possible layer your eyeliner with an eyeshadow so that your eyeliner stays put for a longer time.
  • When choosing eye creams, take care of the formula, go for gels or oil-free ones that don’t leave your eyelids greasy. If your favourite eye cream makes your eyes look greasy, then save it for night time.

These are some of the eye makeup tips for oily eyelids for flawless eye makeup. Don’t forget to share your tips and tricks in the comment section below.

 

AWESOME BEAUTY HACKS YOU MUST NOT MISS!

 

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When I check any blogs, beauty hacks are my favorites. I love how people come up with some really cool tricks or hacks either to make everything easier or to get amazing results. If you follow me on my social media accounts, you already know I share some beauty hacks there, mainly on my Instagram account. So today I am posting those beauty hacks here.

To be honest, this beauty hacks post wasn’t planned. My whole family is sick with flu and fever and that includes my little girl too. If you are a mom, you probably know the struggles. So this week I couldn’t really finish things for my blog post. But I felt really bad not to post anything. Therefore, I decided to compile the beauty hacks I have been posting in my social medias and do a beauty hacks post.

So these hacks are not about a specific topic like makeup, skincare or haircare. There is a little bit of everything. Hope you like it!

The primer hack

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Mix your favorite primer to a cream foundation to make the foundation more translucent! By doing so you are able to retain coverage of the cream foundations without looking cakey!

The long lasting durability that cream foundations has over liquids and powders remains the same . Moreover, makeup blends seamlessly with the first layer of primer!

You have tips for plump lips too

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If you don’t wish to use the lip plumpers but you wish to have plump lips, try this DIY instead. All you have to do is mix a little peppermint or cinnamon oil into your lip gloss!

DandruffTry this!

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You might have already tried a lot of things to get rid of dandruff. If all the methods failed, don’t worry you still have a very easy yet effective method to get rid of it. Mix two parts of brown sugar with one part of your normal conditioner. Massage this into your scalp and leave it for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off. Viola!

Ever tried kiwi cleanser?

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Kiwi is such a beautiful fruit and tasty as well. But have you tried using it as a cleanser and exfoliator? Just mash up a kiwi and use the pulp to massage onto your face and neck. This acts as a great cleanser and exfoliator. Apart from this kiwi also

  • Keeps skin firm
  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Fights acne and signs of aging
  • Gives smooth and glowing skin
  • Lightens skin tone.

Foot blisters? Use diaper rash cream!

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New shoes definitely look great but we all know the struggle! Don’t worry, no foot blisters are going to stop you from wearing it. Dab some diaper rash cream on the blisters tonight and wake up with happy feet!

I have the driest lips, so I do this!

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Just before I go for my hot shower I apply some vaseline on my lips. Once I get out of the shower I have soft and supple lips!

If your lips need some extra exfoliation then after you have done this, using a washcloth or towel very gently rub your lips and there you have it, lips as soft as a baby’s lips!

Brush off the blackheads

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Take some toothpaste ( preferably white) on a toothbrush and brush your teeth. Just kidding even my toddler know how to brush her teeth.It’s not that:P

This one is for getting rid of blackheads. Take some toothpaste on a new toothbrush and gently exfoliate the affected area using the head of the toothbrush to get rid of those blackheads!

If you like to know more methods of removing blackheads, please check out my post on 28 ways to remove blackheads

Oranges for dark elbows/knees

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Rub a slice of orange or lemon on your elbows and knees to get rid of dark elbows and knees!

Because all women want a dewy skin, right?

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The classic trick! You might already know this, but I am still sharing for those who don’t because this is my favorite!

Mix a few drops of any facial oil with your liquid foundation to give that dewy finish to your makeup.

Healthier eyebrows and eyelashes

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Apply coconut or olive oil using a mascara wand nightly before bed. Wash off next morning. You can also use castor oil.

DIY toner

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Take an empty bottle, add juice from half a lemon. Then add  a half cup of water, shake well! DIY toner ready.

If you are interested you can also check out the recipe for another DIY toner, Lavender and honey toner.

You can also check out my post on Natural cleansing, toning, and moisturizing method.

Ran out of sunscreen use diaper rash cream instead

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Mainly because diaper rash cream contains zinc oxide, it can be used as a sunscreen! If you wish to know more such hacks using baby products, please check my post 30 beauty hacks using baby products.

Easiest lip scrub

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All lip scrubs I have bought are on the expensive side. But that doesn’t have to stop you from exfoliating your lips. Try this super easy lip scrub! Mix olive oil or honey with sugar and using this massage your lips gently in circular motions.

Check out the Vanilla and lavender lip scrub.

Let your lipstick last longer

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Yes! the classic bloating technique! You can also try dusting some loose powder or eyeshadow on top of the lipstick to make it last longer, but remember, this might alter the lipstick shade.

So these were the tips I shared in my social media accounts. I am loving this and think of doing more beauty hacks post here, what say?

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PIMPLE TREATMENT FACE MASK

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Hello, my gorgeous friends! How are you all?

Today we are going to talk about a face mask and I am sure you will love it. Before we even start talking about the face mask,let me share a small story with you guys,please don’t worry, its short.

So what happened is, one day I was preparing chicken curry and for that, I was making a paste out of a few ingredients. Then suddenly I thought about the ingredients I have used, they are so good for your skin, then this thought struck me why not make an amazing face mask out of these ingredients. And  there were two big red pimples on my face. So what did I do, I cleaned my hands and face (very important) and applied this paste on one of the pimples. And later that day, I noticed my pimple actually shrunk and is not painful anymore. Eureka!

After a few days, I tried this mask on my face, and I really loved it. Now let”s jump into the ingredient list . Also, don’t forget to check out the benefits of each ingredient on your skin, which I will be writing at the end of this post.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 garlic glove (you can add two if you are okay with the sting)
  • 1/2 tbsp of chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

How to prepare the mask

Nothing much, just take all the above-mentioned ingredients in a blender, blend it to form a paste.

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How to apply the pimple treatment face mask

When you have spotted those nasty pimples rather than panicking about them, just make this face mask and apply a thin layer on that particular pimple, leave it on for some 10-20 minutes and then rinse it off. This mask is not only great for spot treatment, you can use it all over face and it gives amazing results. But as with any DIY or any kind of face masks, do a patch test. Slight stinging is alright as we have used garlic.

Benefits of the ingredients on skin

Garlic

Garlic as such can be used for spot treatment as it contains sulphur, which helps to prevent infections and reduce inflammations and also contains Allicin, which has anti-fungal, anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits. But if you are like me who can’t stand the stinging sensation of garlic, then you need to try something like this face mask. We use garlic because garlic

  • Help to get rid of stubborn acne.
  • Helps in removing blackheads.
  • Has anti-aging properties.
  • Helps to minimise pores.

Ginger

We have used ginger because it

  • Helps in treating blemishes and acne.
  • Has anti-aging benefits.
  • Helps in skin toning.
  • Gives radiant skin.

Coriander leaves

Coriander is great because it:

  • Acts as a natural antiseptic and anti-fungal agent.
  • Treatment of blackheads and acne.
  • Absorbs excess oil from your face.
  • Has anti-aging benefits.

Tomato

  • Perfect astringent.
  • Treats open pores.
  • Prevents signs of ageing.
  • Natural bleaching agent.
  • Remove dead skin cells and gives smooth and glowing skin.

One tip

One tip for better results is to pour this face mask into an icetray and freeze it. Once set take the ice cubes place it on the pimple/zits for a few seconds. Later rinse your face. You can also massage your entire using an ice cube, leave it for some 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

So that was one amazing face mask for pimple treatment. Let me know if you try it!

 

 

HAIR CARE TIPS FOR HOT SUMMER MONTHS

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Today again my husband asked “Can we go to the beach” and my reply was “Beach? Maybe next week? ” with a grin on my face. This has become a usual conversation between me and my husband for two months now. The thought of getting outside kills me, ugh! Come on guys the temperature here is 40+. I actually did go to a beach two weeks back( at night though) and the only thing in my mind was to literally run away from there. If you are like me or not, remember your skin and hair requires some special attention during this season. I have already discussed about summer skincare tips, now check out what Dr. Manoj Kumar, Medical Director at Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic, has to say about taking care of your hair during hot summer months. (more…)