L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All In One Transforming Powder Review

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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.

PACKAGING :

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.

TEXTURE:

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.

SHADES :

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

LIKES:
1. Affordable price
2. Gives a satin finish and makes skin looks smooth.
3. Affordable
4. Attractive packaging.
DISLIKES:

1. Nothing much except that it makes my T-zone oily.
FINAL VERDICT:

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!

RATING:

4.7/5

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Egg Mask For Long And Shiny Hair | Fast Growing Hair Treatment – DIY

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Hello 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

Ingredients Required:

1 egg
1 whole lemon

Steps:

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.

Notes:

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.
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Shopping Tips!

Hello everyone,

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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Hair Conditioning – Oiling Routine for soft shiny Hair – DIY

Hello Everyone!

Lets talk about deep conditioning the roots of your hair. Coconut Oil is one of my favorite oils and it works wonders on your hair. It is one of the cheaply available oils in India. Ancient Indians have used it religiously on their mane and in every household in India we hear our grandparents telling us to use Coconut oil for our hair.

Now, coming to the benefits of Coconut oil, it has amazing properties and also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin E and Iron. But always make sure that the Coconut Oil that you use is 100% organic and chemical-free. I use homemade Coconut oil which is available in Kerala, India where you can almost find coconut oil mills/homemade coconut oil in every street. So it is always 100% organic.

Things you will need:

100% coconut oil
A big bowl
A small bowl
Cotton pad
Comb

Heat the big bowl half-filled with water and while it is heating, take some coconut oil in the small bowl and carefully place it on the water in the big bowl. Take care not to immerse the small bowl, as bowl should only float on the water in the big bowl. This is called double boiling technique. Always do not heat the oil directly on flame because it might cause damage to your roots. Once the coconut oil has heated up, remove the bowl and touch the oil with your fingers to see if the heat is bearable. If it is bearable, take a cotton pad and dip it in warm oil, take sections of your hair and dab the cotton ball on the roots of your hair. Similarly divide small potions of hair ising a comp and dab the oil, so that your scalp is completely oily. Now comb your hair and tie it to a bun and wait for 30 mins to 1 hour and then rinse off completely with a mild shampoo.

                                   

Points to Remember :

1. Always use 100% organic coconut oil.
2. The oil should be warm, not too hot/cold.

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation: Review and Swatches

Hello Everyone,


Trying out new foundations is not really new to me. But then, this time I wanted a foundation with light to medium coverage or a foundation that can be applied everyday. And adding to it, it must not make my super oily skin like a disco ball! With so many conditions and requirements, I was in search of a foundation before I could land in Singapore. And honestly I did read reviews about this, but reading reviews has only made deciding even more difficult for me as I tend to carefully invest on cosmetics these days.


Adding to the confusion, the SA handed over the shade #330 – CLASSIC TAN to me when I asked for the product. And it did appear slightly darker than my skin tone, and it still appears the same. But the shade lighter than Classic Tan was a tad bit lighter for my skin tone. which simply means, they did not have the shade matching my skin tone. But I had to had to buy this foundation, for the only reason that it was a liquid to powder foundation, which means the liquid foundation transforms into powder on application.


So I picked up the shade “330 – CLASSIC TAN” and after trying this out i found that it somehow matched my complexion on blending.




PRODUCT CLAIM:

Get the ultimate un-makeup look with Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 18. Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish. This foundation is so amazingly lightweight it’s like wearing no makeup at all! Just shake and apply – it’s magic!

MY REVIEW:


This is a liquid to powder foundation which is light weight and provides less coverage which can be build-able to medium coverage. The liquid foundation is thin and runny and has no noticeable fragrance. The foundation comes in a frosty glass bottle with no pump or dispenser, which is a major drawback for the product as you can get messy handling the product and also not travel friendly.




The foundation almost gives a no-makeup look and this foundation is suitable if you have clear or good skin. Because it gives a light coverage, you will need a concealer underneath the foundation if you have blemished skin.


This almost gives a semi-matte finish to your face and my face felt oily on my T-zone after 5-6 hours. This is a perfect everyday foundation, which is long lasting and stays on for 5-6 hours, also, you would not require to set this foundation with a compact because it already provides a matte to powdery finish.



Being a liquid to powder foundation, it is not suitable for women with dry skin as it tends to get the skin flaky. Also it barely covers any under eye pigmentation or redness.


LIKES:


1. Light weight foundation

2. No-makeup look / everyday foundation.

3. Semi-Matte finish.


DISLIKES:


1. Packaging.


FINAL VERDICT:


So, except for the packaging, I did not have any dislikes about this product. Yes it did turn my T-zone oily but only after 5-6 hours. And this foundation is also long lasting so I would not expect anything more from an everyday foundation. So this product is definitely a MUST-TRY!


MY RATING:


4.5/5


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Have A Happy Day With These 5 Morning Rituals!

Hello everyone,

Having a good day or a bad day is completely unpredictable. But you can somewhat make your bad day a better day by following some rituals. Your mentality in the morning sets the mood for the rest of the day.


I feel that everyone should do this because being positive and spreading positive vibes is more important these days. It not only makes you happy but also makes people around you happy.

So lets get started,

1. Wake up to something you love


Now this can be ANYTHING you love. it can be your mobile phone, a cup of coffee/ tea, morning walk, cuddling in bed, cuddling with your pet or whatever. Just give some “ME” time and do what you love first thing in the morning.

But also keep in mind to set a time for this, because you don’t want to run late. If you can afford just 2 mins of your time to one thing you love, do it first thing in the morning. I always like to have a cup of tea when I wake up, and this keeps me energized throughout the day and keeps me active.

So do something which you look forward to everyday!

2. Plan your day



Even if you are a stay-at-home-mom, plan your day. Have a to-do list for your day and stay disciplined and consistent. Nothing feels better than the satisfaction you get at the end of the day when you have done everything on the to-do list.

I usually have a notepad to write down my ideas and plans and I also maintain a planner with the to-do list. I make sure that I stay consistent and it makes my day productive and happier. There are a lot of applications on the internet to plan your day but I personally prefer the old school way.

3.Have a healthy breakfast


NEVER SKIP YOUR BREAKFAST. This makes a huge impact on your mental and physical health. When you start having an early and healthy breakfast everyday, you will surely notice a huge difference in your lifestyle.

I usually have porridge and boiled egg for breakfast but not always. And I also make sure I have a heavy breakfast so that i feel full and I have the energy to start the day. I have also noticed that I complete most of the work successfully during the mornings because I feel energetic and happier.

4. Spend some time for exercise


This is something most of us don’t do or neglect in our life. I usually dedicate 20 mins any time during the day for my workout. It can be a brisk walk, climbing the stairs, yoga or any form of exercise. But I make sure I do it continuously for 20 mins a day.

5. Inspirational quotes



Last but not the least, I try and spend at least 15 mins a day to talk to someone who inspires me a lot. I spend time with my husband and I get inspired talking to him because I personally feel that he can spread positive vibes and gives me ideas and insights and teaches me how to approach certain situations in life.

You can always go to the internet and search for motivational quotes, there are a lot of quotes in pinterest or talk to someone who motivates and inspires you. Some people might find it weird to read motivational quotes but I feel it actually works because whoever you are, you need an inspiration and motivation to keep going.

Alright, hopefully you got some ideas or inspirations through this post and how to make yourself happy everyday. Practice makes a man perfect and by following these simple rituals in your life everyday you can make your life happier.

I would also like to tell you, if you are always thinking of not-so-good-things, you will continue to to do that. But if you practice to keep yourself happy, it will definitely become a way of life.

Thank you so much for reading. Stay positive.

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Biotique Bio Walnut Purifying and Polishing Scrub

Hello beautiful ladies,

So how was new year? Hope you all have a fun filled and a prosperous new year!

Today I am going to review a face scrub from biotique. It is called the Biotique bio walnut scrub. I was introduced to this scrub by YouTube beauty gurus and some beauty blogs. Everyone posted almost good reviews about the product and so I picked this one.

I use scrub twice a week and earlier I used St.Ives scrub. Using a scrub, twice a week, exfoliates your skin and makes the skin breathe removing all the dead cells and making your skin soft and supple. Exfoliation is a must to remove dead skin cells, it makes your skin clear and soft.

About the product:
Biotique bio walnut scrub contains walnut oil, neem, mint, fenugreek and red sandalwood to remove any impurities and dead cells making skin clear and soft.

Price:
INR 199 for 50g.

Packaging:
Biotique walnut scrub comes in a tub, and you have to take out the product using your hand. I feel the packaging a little unhygienic because every time you take out the product using your fingers you are allowing bacteria build up which may cause breakouts in your skin.

Experience on the product:
As I said already I use this in my CTM (Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize ) routine twice a week to remove dead skin cells. The scrub is a thick pinkish white cream with small brown granules in it. I find the granules perfect for a scrub, not too harsh or not too soft. It does the job of exfoliation very well though.

It is claimed to be an ayurvedic recipe so it is good for your skin because of the natural ingredients like walnut oil, neem, mint, fenugreek and red sandalwood. All the ingredients mentioned are so natural that you can use without a second thought.

After a few applications, my skin broke out a little bit, I had a few pimples and I don’t know why because all ingredients are natural. But I like this product a lot, because it not only exfoliates my skin but increases my complexion to great extent.

The tub lasts you for two to three months if used twice a week regularly. The product does not have a heavy fragrance too. There is no skin type mentioned on the scrub so it is understood that it can be used for all skin types.

Final Verdict:
I would recommend this scrub to everyone if it did not breakout on my skin. Since I broke out, plus this scrub also exfoliated my skin very well and improved my complexion, I have a love-hate kind of relationship with this product.

Likes:
1. This is a mild scrub, with not so harsh granules and not so soft granules.
2. Exfoliates skin very well.
3. Improves complexion.
4. Affordable.
5. Leaves skin soft and smooth.

Dislikes:
1. After a few applications, my skin broke out which is not so good.
2. It cannot remove blackheads and whiteheads because it is a mild scrub.
3. Tub packaging, not so hygienic.

Overall Rating:
3/5

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Himalayas Herbals Refreshing Cleansing Milk Review

Hello again,

At the end of the year, I am going to review another amazing product and that is Himalayas Herbals Refreshing Cleansing Milk. This is a cleansing milk and I bought this from Health and glow outlet in Chennai. 

So, I bought this cleansing milk for removing my makeup and this is the first cleanser that I have tried. Initially I was not such a hoarder for makeup products and then I started watching YouTube gurus doing their makeup and I got addicted to makeup (that’s a completely different story! I will post it later). And I don’t regret it at all, because it is all about learning.

I would pacify myself saying that i learnt something new. So I badly needed a makeup remover to clean up my experimental makeup initially. And then when I visited health and glow, I picked this one up.

I use this product for removing my makeup and I also use this after coming back from office or after a tired or sunny day. I use my face wash after cleansing my skin.

About the product:
Himalaya Herbals cleansing milk is suitable for all skin types. It contains lemon and mentha supplements. Deep cleanses, clarifies and refreshes.

Price :
INR 145 for 200ml.

Packaging:
Himalayas Herbals refreshing cleansing milk comes in a plastic container and you have to just press the plastic container to get the product out. Overall packaging is good and the lid is quite tight so that there is no leakage or mess.

Experience on the product:
As I said, I use it after a long day at work or shopping to remove all the dirt from my face. Chennai is such a polluted city that you sweat a lot and so much of dirt gets settled on your face. The cleansing milk is more like thick milk, white and slightly runny.

I take just one pump of the product and massage it onto my face for 2 to 3 mins and wipe it off with a clean and wet cotton sponge, sometimes I even use a wet tissue, and then I use a gentle face wash to clean my face completely.

I like this product as it takes almost all the makeup very well. But I find it difficult to remove my kajal and waterproof mascara with this cleansing milk. I usually use baby oil to cleanse my eye makeup so I wold not say that this cleansing milk removes all the makeup.

For face makeup, yes, this is an excellent cleanser but for eye makeup you need to use a different one. And I have observed that when I use this product to cleanse my eye makeup, even a little product, around my eye area caused irritation and burning. I had to wash my eyes with cold water after that to soothe my eyes.

So I would definitely not recommend this cleanser for your eyes. You need only a little product to clean your face so this product lasts for a long time. And I know there are even better cleansers than this in the market but this product has many natural ingredients in it like lemon and grape seed and natural cleansers are rare in the market these days so I would say this is a good pick!

Final Verdict:
I would recommend this product for cleansing your face makeup but NOT your eye makeup cos it creates irritation. Plus it has some natural ingredients and it decently cleanses your face makeup so you would not regret buying this product!

Likes:
1. Cleanses face makeup very well and removes dirt.
2. A little amount of the product is enough to remove the entire face makeup so this container goes a long way.
3. Contains some natural ingredients like lemon and grape seed.
4. Affordable
5. Suitable for all skin types.

Dislikes:
1. Not suitable for removing eye makeup.
2. Irritates eye are if applied to remove eye makeup.

Overall Rating:
4/5

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Clinique super balanced makeup teint foundation 09 sand

Hello beautiful ladies!

Today I am going to review a foundation from clinique. Well to start with I have combination to oily skin. I have a dusky to medium skin tone which breaks out quite rarely and gets oily at my T-zone.
I must say that I have tried a number of foundations before this one, out of which some of them scored well and some didnt. It took me a lot of time (actually years) to figure out the right type of foundation for my skin tone. I did a huge research on foundations over the years that I will be able to write a new post about finding the right type of foundation for your skin. So watch out for my future posts.
Coming back to the foundation, since I was on a foundation hunt for years and one day I happened to visit the clinique store and experimented a few shades ans spoke with the SA and found this foundation apt for my skin. I used this foundation for about at least 10 times and tried it blending differently and layering differently every time.

Packaging:
This is a matte foundation and comes in a frosty glass bottle with no nozzle as such which is a huge disadvantage because one has to be very careful taking out the correct amount of foundation on your hands. Next is that the bottle becomes messy due to the open cap. 
Experience on the product:
It is a light weight, medium coverage foundation which leaves no white cast on your face and doesn’t feel heavy on your skin. It also gives a glowing skin when applied for the first few hours. But this foundation tends to leave my skin oily after some time and require frequent touch ups due to the oiling. It made my oily T-zone even more oily and I had to touch up with a compact every half an hour or one hour. And adding to this it does not have any SPF in it. 
Swatch
After blending the product
Thereby, this foundation is NOT recommended for day time or summers as it leaves you with an oily skin and if you are going out during summers, sunscreen is a must. I finally recommend this to dry skin ladies and those who have oily skin better stay away.
Final Verdict:
I would highly recommend this foundation to those with dry to normal skin and not for those with oily skin because this makes your skin even more oilier. It gives a glowing face and since is light-weight the foundation is easy to blend. Overall, I would recommend for dry skin beauties!
Likes:
1. Light-weight foundation
2. Dewy, glowing finish
3. Does not leave a white cast
Dislikes:
1. Makes skin oily especially on the T-zone.
2. Packaging – absence of nozzle which makes it difficult to dispense the product
3. No SPF
Overall rating:
3.5/5
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Welcome to Purplish Vintage,

Hi beautiful ladies. Welcome to purplish vintage. Here I present you the untold secrets of indian traditional beauty, skin care, hair care secrets and all about womanhood. Being a woman is one of the best blessing because its a woman who can enjoy motherhood, but I believe that woman once burdened with responsibilities as a mother and as a wife, she spends very less time to take care of herself. 

The idea behind this blog is to inspire women who accidentally drop by this blog and who feel that time is a major factor/reason for taking care of herself or if she is really bored about skincare or beauty, well… I am here to inspire such women. Here in this blog I will be posting simple easy to make remedies of skin care, hair care and all important remedies and information about womanhood. 

I am a beauty geek, married and working in an MNC in chennai. I have tried a lot of beauty products and I will be posting various reviews about beauty products, fashion and skin care products.

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Every soul is beautiful and remember to be confident and wear a smile on your face always. Be beautiful ladies. See you in a new post. Bye for now.
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