This blog post is going to be all about coconut oil and the different ways you can use coconut oil in your everyday life. According to me coconut oil is nature’s gift and it is loaded with lots of good things, which can be used for multiple purposes. You can cut down a lot of expenditure that you make on skin care products if you have a bottle of coconut oil available.
I am going to review a hair oil from Juicy Chemistry today. I have been using their products for a year now and tried almost one from each category of products. They have amazing products from skincare, hair care, foot care, body care and lip products as well.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
The emollient and hair softening properties make this product a natural moisturizer for your hair. Adds softness and sheen to your hair while stimulating hair growth. With ingredients like almond oil, jojoba oil, lavender and sage essential oils, this oil blend prevents scalp inflammation while promoting thick hair.
- Enriched with vitamins that promote hair growth
- Light and fast absorbing
- Provides natural hair with great luster
- Provides new hair growth by improving elasticity and repairing dryness
- Hydrating properties mean you have less breakage
- The less breakage you have the more length you retain
- Helps fight dandruff and itchy scalp
- Encourages thickening of hair
I am back after a short break to review the Maybelline’s new launch Maybelline colossal super black kajal. I know all Indian girls love kajal and I am no exception. Kajal is a must in my everyday routine. And one of my most favorite kajal is the Maybelline colossal kajal and I have used around 15 of them. Even if I wish to experiment any other new launches, I would always have a backup of the colossal kajal.
The new Maybelline colossal super black kajal comes in a black and yellow paper packaging with all details at the back of the pack. The actual kajal comes in a black twisted pencil form and looks classy than the previous yellow packaging.
I love how they have improved the intensity of this kajal. The kajal is of jet black shade and is extremely pigmented. It glides on so smoothly that you would just need a single stoke of the kajal to get that deep intensity. It gives a bold look to your eyes and you can easily smudge it below your waterline to intensify it further,
They say it stays on for 16 hours but I tried it for 12 hours and it did not smudge even a bit and stayed fresh without fall offs. Since this is creamy and extremely pigmented, you need to remove it well, because it can stay on your waterline for long hours.
This is a perfect kajal for everyday makeup, perfect for office and college goers. It gives a neat and clean look to your face and brightens up your face because of the intensity and deep jet black color. You can also use it on your eye lids as a eye liner and it works perfectly well.
1. Jet black color
2. No smudging
3. Highly pigmented.
4. Soft Texture.
6. Suitable for everyday use.
7. Long lasting.
There are no drawbacks in this new launch of Maybelline, which is enough to say that it is a great product! I would highly recommend this product to everyone.
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So today I am back with another review, L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer. If you want to know the top 10 primers in India, please let me know in the comments.
What is the use of a primer?
Primer seals open pores, especially the minute pores below your eyes, right where your cheeks start. It makes skin smooth and soft. It is non-comodogenic, meaning they wont clog your pores and irritate the skin. It makes it easier to apply makeup and makes your makeup to stay on for a long time.
L’oreal base magique primer comes in a transparent tub packaging, a glass jar and a plastic cap. Again, there is no pump dispenser, but I really don’t care because it is a thick product and it might not spill or you might not have issues taking the product from the tub. Some people find it unhygienic to dip fingers into the tub to take out the product but I am okay with it because we can never expect everything to be perfect always.
L’oreal base magique primer has a very thick, creamy consistency, which is very very very soft. It almost feels like powder when you feel it between your fingers. It is pale purplish-pink in color and has no definite fragrance.
My Experience :
When I started using it, I loved the way it sealed my pores. It did definitely make my makeup stay on longer but did not prevent it from becoming oily. I love the way this product glides smoothly on the skin. It does not make my skin feel greasy or oily on application. It did not clog my pores. Overall, this product stood up to my expectation.
Foundation blends easily and smooth and since it has a thick consistency, you will only require a little amount of the product to work on your face. This primer contains silicone and it does not settle in fine lines.
1. Gives a smooth and soft finish to the skin.
2. Does not make skin oily or greasy.
3. Makes the foundation last longer.
4. Only a small quantity is required.
1. Jar packaging, some people might feel unhygienic.
2. Contains silicone.
I love this product to bits mainly because it is glides on smoothly, gives a smooth and satin finish and makes my makeup stay on for a long time. Yes, I would highly recommend this product to everyone!
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In this blog post I will be reviewing 5 products which I keep repurchasing again and again. I have normal-oily skin and I always had hyper pigmentation problems. But these 5 products worked wonders for my skin.
1. Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face wash
2. La Shield Sunscreen Gel
I got introduced to this sunscreen by a dermatologist back in Chennai, when I told her that most of the sunscreens I have used made my skin oily, dull and greasy. She recommended this sunscreen to me and the best part about this sunscreen is that it works like a primer. It does not make your skin oily, spreads onto your skin like a powder or like a silicone based primer. And it perfectly guards my skin from harmful rays because it has SPF 40 with PA+++ Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB. The only drawback is that, this sunscreen is available only in certain pharmacies in Chennai and it is always out of stock when I try to buy it online.
3. Aloevera Gel
This product is my all time favorite. Alovera gel is hydrating and gives a cooling effect to your skin, also, if you have sun burns or rashes, it is said to treat and heal them. I use this everyday in my night time skin care routine and I always wake up with soft, supple skin. I use this as a moisturizer during summers.
4. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
I have extremely dry skin on my hands and legs, and since the time I started using this product, I did not face any dryness. I had visible scars on my hand, due to an allergy, and after using this product, the scars diminished. I would never replace this product with another ever in my life. I use it only during the night mainly because it does not have SPF.
5. Nivea Lip Butter
Nivea lip balms have worked amazingly well for me. I use this lip balm everyday and it does its job well, it keeps my lips well hydrated.
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Do you have any HG products like these? If yes, mention them below and tell me why you like them.
Today I am going to review the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique Compact Powder. This product was recently launched by L’Oreal and after reading reviews about this product, I decided to give it a try. What impressed me more is, this compact powder has SPF 34 and PA+++. I personally prefer applying a moisturizer and compact whenever I go out during summers. And since Singapore has hot and humid climate throughout the year, compact powder is a must for my normal-oily skin.
When it comes to choosing the right shade for my skin tone, I always choose the shade exactly matching my skin tone or a little darker than my skin tone but never lighter. If you have read my blog post where I reviewed L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation, I have mentioned that I bought the shade darker than my skin tone, because the exact shade was not available.
I chose the wrong foundation shade so many times until I finally got an idea on how to choose the right foundation for your skin tone, which I will be covering in another blog post.
L’Oreal Mat Magique Transforming Powder comes in a stylish white and fuchsia packaging, and has a clear plastic lid. It has compact powder in one compartment and mirror and sponge in another compartment. I like this kind of packaging because the product does not transfer to the mirror and it is easy to travel with. The sponge that comes with the product is good to use for touch up.
The texture of this powder is silky and soft and gives a satin finish to the skin. It blends so well when used with liquid foundation. I use it with L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation, and it blends seamlessly and gives a your-skin-but-better kind of feeling. The oil control is pretty average and stay on for 3 hours after which you will need a touch up. I tend to get a little oily T-zone after 3 hours. It mattifies and gives a smoother finish to your skin.
It comes in 5 shades. I am in shade “G2”.
- G1 Vanilla Ivory
- G2 Golden Ivory
- G7 Golden Amber
- N2 Nude Vanilla
- N6 Nude Honey
4. Attractive packaging.
1. Nothing much except that it makes my T-zone oily.
If you are looking for an affordable compact powder for everyday use, then I think that your search ends here. I love this compact powder and I would definitely recommend this product to everyone!
Today I am going to share a DIY egg hair mask. You can make this at home very easily and it makes your hair softer, smoother, silkier and stronger. This hair mask also prevents dryness and it is very moisturizing.
You can use either the yolk part of the egg or just the white of the egg or both depending on your hair type.
Egg White – for oily hair and scalp
Egg yolk – for dry brittle hair
Whole egg – for normal hair
1 whole lemon
1. Take either yolk/egg white/whole egg (depending on your hair type) in a bowl.
2. Squeeze the whole lemon and add the juice to the same bowl.
3. Whisk the mixture well.
5. Take partitions of your hair and apply the mixture all over your scalp using a hair brush.
6. Put your hair to a bun and cover your hair with a shower cap.
7. Let it sit for 10-15 mins and then wash your hair with shampoo.
1. Lemon reduces the smell of the eggs to a certain extent. If you don’t like the smell of eggs on your hair, you could use only the egg white with lemon.
2. Lemon also reduces dandruff and makes your hair shinier.
3. Never use hot water for washing your hair. Use only warm water.
4. I apply this mask once a week and it has tamed my frizzy hair and also made it softer and shinier.
I hope this post was helpful.
Everyone loves shopping, but there are some important things to do which can make your entire shopping experience even more enjoyable. Here, in this post I will be compiling certain to-do’s while shopping which reduces stress after shopping and also prevents money burning a hole in your pocket.
So lets get started,
1. Deciding on a budget
Before you start shopping or when you plan to shop, always keep in mind to frame a budget keeping in mind your other expenses.Always focus to shop a little lower than the framed budget. Now this can be tricky, when you want to shop for a certain amount, we always tend to shop a little over the budget, but when you focus lower than the framed budget, you will avoid feeling guilty of over spending and not crunch on your other expenses.
2. Eat and Shop.
Always remember to step out for shopping right after eating a meal at home. You will save some money from eating out or if you want to shop for long hours, you will save a meal. Never shop on a hungry stomach, because you will not be able to make decisions or have a calm mind while shopping on an empty stomach.
3. Shopping Companion
When you shop with your friend, your mum or your family, always keep in mind that its important to take suggestions from them. But its equally important to listen to your mind. So never compromise on anything you like, take suggestions from others and decide for yourself. The final decision should be yours completely. This way, you will avoid thinking and getting depressed about something you liked but did not buy.
4. Online shopping Trap
When you shop online, always cross check if the website is trustworthy. Read reviews and shopping experiences while shopping in a website for the first time. Never shop without knowing about the website, their shipping procedures or hidden costs.
5. Use Coupons
These days coupons are so famous and available for food, clothing, salon, grocery and what not. Always search for coupons for that particular purchase. Even if you get a 2% or 5% coupon online, it will save you some money. There are certain websites, that solely advertise coupons, always have a check on those websites if you tend to shop a lot.
6. Make a List
Make a list of things you need, and the things you have whenever possible. I have a planner in my handbag, a notepad at home, so whenever I need something I write it down n take it with me while I go for shopping. It is very important to write down the things you have, which avoids buying the same thing over and over again.
7. Payment Option
Always try and pay using your debit card. If you have to use a credit card, always see to that you don’t cross your budget/limit. This always avoids the hassle of paying bills next month. I have seen many people who spend beyond their budget by using credit cards and struggle paying bills next month.
8. Keep yourself Hydrated
Always carry a bottle of water with you when you shop. Shopping can be tiring, especially shopping in a mall can be even more tiring because you have to walk and spend so much of energy. So keep yourself hydrated so that you don’t get dehydrated and tired.
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Have an enjoyable shopping experience!