30 Dec 2015

DIY Satin lace gift bow

We have another satin lace gift bow which is simple yet elegant. This gift bow was inspired by the ready made gift bows in which we pull the thread to make it look like a gift bow. Let's see how we can make the same gift bow without pulling the thread.



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28 Dec 2015

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DIY recipes for dry skin

This is another blog post of masks for dry skin in winters. I usually make them in winters only as I have combination oily skin. If you have dry skin you can use them all around the year. It's better to use homemade recipes for skin than dabbing a lot of chemicals on your skin.



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25 Dec 2015

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Fuschia Arabian Jasmine Anti Aging Night Cream Review

Beauty experts say anti-aging regime should start as early in early 30s or late 20s. I have recently started my night care regime after I used Fuschia Arabian Jasmine Anti aging night cream. I don't apply any cream on my face as I have oily skin and I fear acne so leave aside even the thought of using night cream.

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21 Dec 2015

17 Dec 2015

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Inatur Herbals Sandal Facepack Review, Price

I have faint acne scars which are very easy to hide but still the fact remains that they have still rented my face. I usually use BB cream to hide them but it's better to get rid of them. So let's see the review of the Inatur sandal facepack.

The Inatur sandalwood facepack comes with the goodness of saffron and sandalwood. Saffron enhances complexion whereas sandal removes dead cells. The facepack also contains Liquorice, turmeric and Vertiver which bring fairness, help in removing blemishes and prevents aging. The facepack is quite affordable also.

Brand claims
The product is enriched with goodness of ingredients to lighten the skin by removing impurities and make it fairer.

Ingredients


Directions for use
Clean the face and apply a thick layer. Wash off after it dries up. Recommendation of daily use.

My experience
The product comes in a plastic tub packaging. The product comes with an applicator but I haven't received it with the product. The texture of the facepack is very smooth and helps in even application of the facepack. 

The fragrance of the facepack is pleasant sandalwood fragrance which is not at all strong and fades away after washing the facepack.
I applied the facepack for about 20 minutes. The facepack dries up quickly after the application and gives a little tingling sensation in the beginning. After sometome it gives a cooling effect to the skin. After drying up, I washed the facepack with cold water. It gets washed off easily.





After washing off, the skin feels fresh and gives a subtle glow to the face. The effects of the facepack are shown with just one use. I haven't applied it daily, though I have been applying it for every alternate day for 10 days (5 uses). The skin feels a little dry and dry skinned beauties might need moisturization. The skin even feels stretchy for some time.

But it has shown considerable effect in lightening my acne scars, though it hasn't shown any effects on my pigmentation patches.

The In
  • Dries up quickly so you don't have to wait for it to dry up.
  • Gives a cooling effect to the skin
  • Pleasant sandalwood fragrance which doesn't bother at all
  • Smooth texture makes it easy for application
  • Contains Kaolin, saffron, sandalwood, turmeric, Vertiver
  • Gets the washed off easily
  • Gives a subtle glow from first use itself 
  • Lightens acne scars after regular and back to back use. 
  • Easy online availability



The Out
  • Dries the skin a little
  • Would have been in tube packaging for hygiene purpose

Availability- Easy availability on major shopping portals.

Price and Shelf life - 250 INR with a shelf life of 2 years.

Overall thoughts
It is a great facepack which lightens the acne scars and moreover it has saffron, turmeric, sandalwood which are all good for the skin. Its even texture makes it easy to apply and gets washed off easily. Overall a product worth the price and investment.

Repurchase - Yes because it has lightened my acne scars.

Recommendation - Highly recommended if you have acne scars, pigmentation or blemishes. It shows effect from first use itself. Only dry skinned beauties might feel the need to moisturize immediately after washing this facepack.

Tell me your favourite facepack and also leave your blog urls for me to checkout :)
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13 Dec 2015

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Inatur Herbals Sandal Fairness Facewash Review, Price

Inatur Herbals Sandal Fairness Facewash contains blackberry, Turmeric, Liquorice, sandalwood and Vertiver. All these herbs have some effects on the skin as blackberry gives fairness, Liquorice prevents aging whereas sandalwood has anti inflammatory properties. Turmeric cleanses and detoxifies and Vertiver has antiseptic properties. So let's see the review of this product which has so many herbs and see whether it fairs on the claims.

Brand claims
A creamy cleanser which removes all impurities and makes you look young and fair while giving moisturised and healthy glow to the face.

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12 Dec 2015

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Essence long lasting nude lipstick come naturally Review

Lipstick is every girl's obsession. And "I have enough lipsticks" said no girl ever. We love all kinds and all shades of lipstick. I usually wear a lipstick on special occasion such as family function. This is the first time am trying nude lipstick shade. I love pinks shades in lipstick too but then when I saw Essence nude shades I chose come naturally shade. Let's see the review of this Essence long lasting nude lipstick come naturally.

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10 Dec 2015

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Essence I love TRENDS nail polish the pastels

Girls can never get enough of nail paints. I always apply nail paints to my toe nails. You will rarely find me without a nail paint. Today's review is about a matte nail paint from Essence. Let's see the review and NOTD of the shade do nuts 08.

Brand claims-
The light pastel shades are perfect for spring. The  nail paints are  available in soft shades – with a matt finish or with a glitter effect. Different colours are sure to fulfill all nail-wishes.


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6 Dec 2015

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Essence Mattifying Compact Powder Review

Lets see the review of Essence Mattifying Compact Powder in the shade soft beige 02. I usually just use a tinted lip balm and use a compact powder for a no makeup look.

Brand claims -
The powder is a delight for all girls who want a matte complexion. It is delicate and its powdery texture spreads smoothly for a natural, matte complexion. 


Ingredients of Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
TALC, MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, SAPPHIRE POWDER, CALCIUM CARBONATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHNEENOXYETHANOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).




Available shades -
02 soft beige, 04 perfect beige, 10 light beige, 11 pastel beige

My experience of Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
I have used Lakme compact all my life and this is the first compact powder am using from any other brand. I applied the powder after applying my Inatur day cream and it blends very nicely. My shade is soft beige. It is perfect for everyday use and doesn’t give cakey  appearance. It is lightweight and blends well with moisturised skin. It gives a matte finish and helps to control oil to a certain extent. It is a good compact powder for daily use and adds a few tones of whiteness to the complexion, temporarily though.

The In
  • Lightweight travel friendly.packaging
  • Doesn't give a cakey look
  • Adds a few tones of whiteness to your skin temporarily 
  • Great matte effect
  • Blends easily 
  • Great for everyday use
  • Doesn't give white effect
  • Value for price 
  • Controls oil to a certain extent 



The Out
  • Sponge/Puff not accompanied 
  • Some people may like a small attached mirror. But that's not a problem with me. 
  • Only 4 shades available
Availability - Available in stores as well as on major shopping portals.

Price and shelf life - 329 INR with a shelf life of 3 years from date of manufacturing.

Overall thoughts
It is a very great powder which gives a matte finish to the skin. It blends quite well and controls oil to a certain extent. It lightens the skin tone temporarily. Lightweight packaging makes travel friendly and is great for daily use.

Repurchase - Yes for sure as am bored of using Lakme all the time.

Recommendation - Yes definitely as the product is worth the price.

Which is your favourite compact powder?  Also leave your links below for me to checkout.

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3 Dec 2015

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Essence makeup remover wipes Review

Putting on makeup and forgetting or being lazy to remove it is considered to be a sin in beauty world. Even sometimes I hate washing face at bedtime and sleep with the cream and all put on my face. Makeup remover wipes is one of the easiest options to remove makeup. Let's see the review of Essence Makeup remover wipes.

Brand claims-
The brand claims the wipes to be
gentle and provide uncomplicated cleansing for eyes, lips and face.

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2 Dec 2015

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Ben & Sera Ampoules

Today's review is about the ampoules I received from skin18.com as a sample for review. The samples had three ampoules namely Ben & Sera 15 days anti aging wrinkle Taeng Taeng Serum, Ben & Sera 30 days anti aging Serum, Ben & Sera 7 day whitening Serum

Ingredients - ingredients are not listed but major ingredients are given on the website.





Directions for use
Cleanse face, pat dry and dispense one drop and use on face from jaw to upwards direction

My experience
First and foremost the packaging is very difficult to dispense one drop of serum. When it says only one drop and you carefully try to dispense you end up wasting the serum.
The serums are colorless, fragrance less and non sticky. The serums are glue sort but extremely non sticky and trnapsreny. When you apply on skin you feel like putting on baby oil. It gets absorbed very easily without any sticky residue or feeling.
As far as usage is concerned I end up wasting more than using. So far I have used the Ben and Sera whitening serum and it hasn't shown any effects on my skin.
I used the other 2 serums only once as I am not concered about anti aging. I might give them to my mom :D




The In
Non sticky
Doesn't leave any residue
Easily absorbed even if applied in excess
No fragrance
No colour

The Out
Packaging is hard to use
Haven't seen any effects so far

Availability- available on Skin18.com website

Price - currently as a freebie on website. Visit the product link about to see the exact prices of full sized product
 
Shelf life - not mentioned on samples or website either

Overall thoughts
Overall people more inclined towards whitening and aging effect might find them to be effective. I personally didn't like them as I would prefer whitening and anti aging masks as they are quite hassle free. You may try it once to see how you find the effects.

Repurchase - Nope as I love hassle free masks more than serums.

Recommendation- Maybe not because of packaging.
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1 Dec 2015

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Soc 3D Syn-ake Firming and Smoothening Mositurising and Conditioning Serum Review

Heya gurlz,

This is my last review of the soc 3D masks. I am in love with the maskes as they make the skin so smooth and flawless after a single use. It evens the skin tone and you cannot keep your hands from touching the face now and then. :D.

Let's see the review of Soc 3D Syn-ake Firming and Smoothning mositurising and conditioning serum.

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Product claims - Formulated with Syn-ake, Centella, Extensin it relieves skin and provides nutrition and mositure. SYNAKE significantly decreases expression lines.

Ingredients - Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Folic acid, Human oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, PEG/PPG -18/4 Copolymer, polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carbomer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA , Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Perfume.




Directions for use
Cleanse and dry face thoroughly. Open pouch, remove, SOC 3D Facial Mask, and apply to face. Leave on face for 15-45 minutes. Remove mask and pat until essence is fully absorbed

My experience
I used this mask like I have used earlier masks with cleansing and toning followed by mask application. The essence is very thick and transparent in appearance. The fragrance of the essence is almost nil and fades away as soon as you put on the mask. The mask fits quite well and the essence gets absorbed easily.
After around 15 minutes I removed the mask and let the essence on face dry. The essence is not at all sticky and gets washed off easily.

Although washing or rinsing the essence is not recommended I prefer rinsing with water and patting my skin dry. As said earlier the essence is not at all sticky and doesn't leave a residue behind.

After the essence is rinsed off the skin feels smooth and hydrated. It evens the skin tone and heals the dry patches of skin. It makes the skin plump and hides the unevenness of the skin if any. I didn't find any glowing effect after using this mask.
Overall the mask is a must try.

The In
Travel and budget friendly
Makes the akin smooth and silky
Hydrates the skin sufficiently
Evens the skintone
Makes the skin plump
Essence gets rinsed off easily
Essence is not at all sticky

The Out
Didn't find any

Availability - available at skin18.com website at affordable prices.

Price - $1 on Skin18.com website. Currently as a freebie on website.

Shelf life - expiry date is provided but I cannot read any manufacturing date as the packaging instructions are in Korean

Overall thoughts
The mask is like any other hydrating mask which makes the skin smooth, soft and silky. It makes the skin plump and hides skin tone unevenness. It hydrates the skin without any sticky feeling. A must try once in a lifetime at least.

Repurchase - Yes maybe.!

Recommendation Yes I think one should surely try these masks to feel the effect of hydrated skin.

Leave your blog urls for me to checkout!!! 
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