Summer Essentials

Summer is not officially here yet, but I, sure am in summer state of mind. The summer months means lot of skin exposure. And to keep ourselves safe from harmful UV rays, we all need some sort of sun protection in one or the other way.

Hence, in today’s post, I’m listing few items that I absolutely love and use everyday during summer months. I consider these items as “essentials” that help me to survive the hot weather!

 

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Note: All products mentioned in this post are my personal preference. Its NOT sponsored.

SPF For Face

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All sunscreens do NOT work the same.

Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 is a revolutionary, dermatologist -tested formula that contains Helioplex technology, the latest breakthrough in UV protection. Helioplex delivers unbeatable UVA protection.

It works better to help prevent damaging UVA rays from penetrating deep under skin’s surface.

SPF For Body

This sunscreen goes on in a soft mist,71TS5gM+xHL._SY450_ ensuring coverage for every inch of skin.

This SPRAY-ON sun protection is the best defense against wrinkles, sun spots and sun damage.

I like to use my in-shower moisturizer first and then I apply it on my skin all over just before leaving the house. Its that easy of a job 🙂

SPF For Lips

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SPF is as important as for lips as it is for our face and body. A moisturising lip balm that contains spf is the best protection that you can provide to your lips.

This one, from maybelline contains spf 20 and I absolutely love using it on my lips wether I am indoor or outdoor during the hot months.

Sunglasses

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Forget bug-eye plastic sunglasses. This summer, make sure, your  sunglasses are polarized, because there’s nothing chic about crow’s-feet.

Look for sunglasses that protect you from 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light. This includes those labeled as “UV 400,” which blocks all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Hairspray

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For so many of us, summer hair is nothing to brag about. It’s dry and unmanageable.

Many of us prefer to have an anti-frizz spray handy so we can fix untidy hair no matter where we’re heading.

I normally do not use any spray in my hair but my hair immediately gets frizzy when the humidity level rises.

This hairspray holds the frizz down without making my hair stiff.

 

 

Dove Powder Deodorant

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Dove is my usual deodorant brand because of the effectiveness, and the quality and its not harsh on skin.

The smell is perfect and neutral. It’s fresh, but not floral, or too strong. It moisturizes the pit skin and don’t make it dry at all.

 

 

 

Burt Bees Facial Cleansing Towelletes

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So, whenever I’m out, I like to keep my face clean and fresh. I use this product for cleaning my face really quickly to re-apply the sunscreen on my face and neck and it works nicely! Of course it doesn’t give you the same refreshingly clean feeling as washing your face, since it’s a wipe.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs 

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This transfer-resistant spray provides a perfectly smooth, even tan. It conceals scars, bruises, and freckles and is enriched with Vitamin K to help fade imperfections.

It dries within minutes, goes on evenly and won’t transfer onto your clothes. Unlike a gradual self-tanner, this one washes off in your next shower.

 

 

Germ-x Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer:

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At last but not least, this is one of the most important things that I keep almost in my every handbag: A hand sanitizer!

It smells good and it leaves my hands clean and  soft all year round, hence absolute essential.

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed reading the post. What are your summer essentials? Don’t forget to leave your suggestions 🙂

Happy weekend!

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

Review: Viktor & Rolf BONBON Eau de Parfum

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Ever since I tried this perfume on me in a department store, I fell in love with it. It smells sweet (but not too sweet), warm and a bit like candy. Its an effortlessly enchanting fragrance.

bonbon1The bottle is a very unique glass bottle which is wrapped in a luxurious, raspberry-toned box, imprinted with the scent’s black bow and Viktor&Rolf’s signature seal.

The name of the perfume “Bonbon” means “candy”. This bow shaped deep orchid-colored perfume glass bottle is an eye-catching decoration object. In fact it looks like a wrapped candy. It’s feminine, classy and adorable!

Bonbon is a subtly sweet scent with hints of caramel, mandarin and peach. Caramel, actually, is one of the main themes of this scent.

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Fragrance Family:
Floral
Scent Type:
Fruity Florals
Key Notes:
Caramel, Mandarin, Orange Blossom

The key note caramel, surrounded by aromas of mandarin, orange and peach at the top; flowers of orange blossom and jasmine in the heart; and cedar, guaiac wood, sandalwood and amber in the base. The smells of caramel and juicy pineapple in the first top notes hit your nose and then fades into a very sophisticated raspberry note.

It is a long-lasting fragrance. It stays on all day long. I hardly feels the need to re-apply.

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BonBon would be a fantastic fragrance all year round with the mix of fruit and caramel as the main features but I think if there was a season to stick to using this fragrance – I would say it’s Spring !

What do you think of this fragrance? Have you tried this one yet? Would love to hear more about it 🙂

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! See you soon in the next post. 🙂

Until then…

SPRING’S BIGGEST SHOE TRENDS: CURRENT ‘HOT’ SHOE STYLES

Let’s be realistic, shoes are one of the most important part of an outfit. A pair of shoe can compliment or destroy the whole outfit look. In today’s fashion world an outstanding pair of shoe is crucial to complete any look.

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Talking about shoes; with each coming year, comes a new set of wardrobe must-haves. Same goes for shoes too. New season means new shoe styles!

In today’s post, I am sharing a new batch of It-shoes, that has already been marked as  spring’s biggest shoe trend.

Don’t know what I am talking about? Keep reading to find out all the shoe styles that everyone is wearing right now.

Suede Mules

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Ankle Cuff Blocked-Heel Sandals

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Ballerina Flats

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Frill / Ruffle Sliders

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Pearly Embellishments

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Open Back Loafers

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Patchwork Sliders

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Platform Knotted Sneakers

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Bow Flat Mules

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Embroidered Sneakers

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What shoe styles do you like the most from above list? Don’t forget to share your thoughts 🙂

Hope y’all are having a great time. Happy weekend!

See you soon in the next post.

Until then…

3 Easy Tips To Make Your Legs Summer Ready

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It’s almost bare-leg weather. It’s finally time to ditch those thick tights and show some skin. But are you sure that you’re ready to flaunt your bare legs confidently just yet after so many months of cold harsh winter. It is true that throughout the winter, skin severely dehydrates, but it’s our legs and feet that dry out the most due to the poor circulation. Though there are many skin rejuvenation treatments available in beauty spas these days but not all of us can bear the cost of such beauty treatments, plus those are very time consuming too.

Hence, in today’s post I’m going to share few very easy tips that you can try at home while watching TV (Yes in your comfort zone), that will help you getting your sexiest summer legs ever!

Hair Removal

The first step (that everyone knows) is to remove the unwanted hairs from your legs (on your own preferences). For this you can use any of the following techniques: Shaving, Waxing, Sugaring or Laser hair removal.

 

Skincare

Now, If you’ve used either of the waxing or sugaring techniques (as suggested above) then its advisable not to exfoliate immediately. But if you’re going to use the shaving technique, then you should preferably exfoliate the legs either with a dry body brush or with any good body exfoliating scrub, just before shaving the legs. This will help you deal with ingrown hairs. Using a gentle exfoliating scrub or loofah to remove dead skin buildup can create a smooth base for your bare legs.

 

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Once the dead skin buildup is sloughed off, its time to massage those legs. For this either use a body oil (coconut etc) or some hydrating moisturizer. Start massaging from the ankles, and go upwards in soft, circular motions. After massaging each leg for at least 10-15 minutes, clean them with warm washcloth.

One thing what most women might not know is that there is a DIY mask for dark knee area, that you can try at home. The skin color of knee area is usually a shade or 2 darker than the skin color of the legs which sometimes look very unflattering. This DIY mask can help you deal with this problem.

Process:
1.     Peel garlic and onion and grate both into small chunks and mix them together.
2.    Clean the knee area with luke warm water and rub the mixture on dark knees for 10- 15 minutes.
3.    Wash off with water and mild soap.
4.    Mix 1 teaspoon of glycerin with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of rosewater.
5.    Apply the mixture to dark skin with the help of cotton.
6.    Wait for 15 minutes and rinse with luke warm water.

Repeat this DIY mask’ing 2 to 3 times a week and you’ll notice a significant difference.

Tip: If you want you can add 1 teaspoon of Gram Flour in this mixture. Gram flour is said to be a natural skin lightening product and is frequently used in Indian beauty routine. You can also make separate mask for legs by mixing 2 tablespoons of gram flour with 1 tablespoon of curd and 1 quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply it to the clean legs, wait until it gets dry. Remove the mask by rubbing slowly and you’ll get an instant glow!

After the masking, don’t forget to moisturize the legs. A tinted moisturizer can be a quick fix and a simple way to improve the skin tone and add a bit of color without having to commit to weeks of gradual tan application. If this is not sufficient then you can surely use some leg makeup. There are some very good instant leg tanning products available in market like Sally hansen airbrush leg makeup or Hoola body bronzer by Benefit cosmetics!

 

Exercise

Cardio & Toning: Last but certainly not least, engage yourself in some kind of leg toning exercises. It can be anything from Yoga to high intensity workout. If you’ve a very busy lifestyle, then squats and lunges would do just fine as well. Doing 3 sets of 20 squats and lunges a day can firm up the leg muscles rapidly.

 

Squats:

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Lunges:

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What other tips do you suggest for bare sexy toned legs for the coming season. Don’t forget to share 🙂

See you soon in the next post soon!
Until then…

Current Trend Report: Denim

Denim is one of the most important clothing item in our wardrobe. Specially, if we talk about jeans, we know that it is a category that has evolved so much in the recent years. Also we’ve seen plenty of trendy jeans styles come and go over the time.

If you are someone who like to stay on track with the ongoing trends then you might already know about these jeans styles that I’m mentioning in the blog today which are very popular right now.

And if you missed, fear not, just keep scrolling to find out what I’m talking about 🙂

 

High-Low Hem

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Frayed Hem

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Ruffled Hem

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Cropped Flare

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Straight High Waisted

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Ripped With Fishnet Tights Underneath

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Embroidered

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My personal favorites are style #1, 2, 6 and 7. Which one is your favorite?

Hope you all are having a very fun and Happy Easter weekend with your near and dear ones!

See you soon in the next post. 🙂
Until then…

Signature Scent

 

Scented oils, perfumes and other fragrances have been adorned by people since early civilization. A perfume can be seen as an accessory that completes a look, especially if you’re dressing up. But when it comes to wear a fragrance, some people like to stick to a particular scent. They enjoy one perfume in particular and like being associated with it which is marked as their ‘Signature perfume/scent’. So basically, a Signature scent is the fragrance that you’ve chosen to represent ‘you’ or one that you like the best.

On the contrary, there are people, who like to change their fragrances according to their mood, clothing, and style. If you’re one of them you know you can be easily bored with just one type of fragrance. I know I can 😀 That is because, a person’s likes and dislikes change from moment to moment. Just like our taste in foods and clothing changes as we age, our fragrance preferences will most likely to change as well.

How to Find Your Signature Scent

Now if you’re the one who really wants to have a Signature scent, here are few tips and tricks that can really help you finding one. Please keep reading.

*Initially, if you don’t really have an idea of what you like, then smell everything. Give each fragrance its own proper shot. Your olfactory bulb gets affected after sniffing few different fragrances. Give it a break by limiting your explorations to sniffing only three scents per visit. Start with lighter scents first.

*Request a sample of the fragrance you liked most at one time and spray it on yourself, as body chemistry can affect how a fragrance smells. For more clarity, when you’re trying a fragrance, put it on your wrists or between your elbow. Check in every 20 minutes or hour to see if you like it.

*Try to understand what you are smelling. Make yourself aware of various scent categories. For instance:

Musk: Musk is a clean-laundry scent.
Citrusy: Anything Lime, lemon, oranges.
Woody: These scents can range from a creamy-nutty flavor to sandalwood to spicy.
Floral: Florals encompass everything from white florals (Gardenia, Lilies, Ylang-ylang etc.), to roses, to violets, to peonies.
Oriental: It can be slightly powdery with a hint of spice or sweetness. Just think of incense sticks, for instance.

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Few Of My Favorite Picks

*Another important aspect of choosing a perfume is the understanding of ‘Fragrance   notes’. Overall, there are three note scales that when blended together create the perfume’s fragrant accord. Each of these levels, however, has its own primary purpose.

Top/Head Notes: These are generally the lightest of all the notes. They are recognized immediately upon application of the perfume. The top notes are also the first to fade.

Middle/Heart Notes: The middle notes make an appearance once the top notes evaporate. They last longer than the top notes and have a strong influence on the base notes to come.

Base Notes: The base notes are the final fragrance notes that appear once the top notes are completely evaporated. The base notes mingle with the middle notes to create the full body of the fragrance, but are typically associated with the dry-down period. The job of the base notes is to provide the lasting impression and linger on the skin for hours.

Cheaper fragrances tend to have top notes that are initially very, very strong. Whereas more expensive fragrances have the complexity of a heart (middle note) and dry down, thus tend to have long staying power. That is the reason why some fragrances cost $30 and some cost $300.

*One other important factor of a fragrance is the ‘concentration’. There is a difference of concentration and dosage between an ‘eau de toilette’ and an ‘eau de parfum’. The eau de parfum is more concentrated of the two. eau de toilette, on the other hand, is a bit more fresh and light. Eau de toilette fragrances develop quicker whereas eau de parfum takes time.

*Scents smell different on everyone. To make sure you’re getting the true scent, put it directly on your skin. Every scent could actually have a different chemistry depending on your skin type. How you smell something can be very different than how someone else smells the same thing.  You may be sensitive to woody scent but your friend, on the other hand, may love it completely!

Personally, I don’t like to bind myself with just one fragrance. What about you? Do you a have a signature scent or you like to change your fragrance frequently? I hope y’all are having a lovely time!

See you soon in the next post 🙂
Until then…

7 Spring Wardrobe Essentials

Currently there’s no sign of Spring anywhere here in Boston. In fact the weather here, specially during this time of year, can be very unpredictable and tricky! From the dressing up point of view too, finding new spring outfit ideas everyday can be a pain, especially when the weather isn’t quite as warm as you’d like. So, how do we start the seasonal transition while the weather is still on a roller coaster?

As we all know, the key factor to survive such tricky weather is ‘Layering’. The concept of layering isn’t new to anyone. But the real learning, however, is to select the best essentials for your own lifestyle; because not everyone needs the exact same list! Luckily, there are few core basics a.k.a ‘Wardrobe essentials’ for the ultimate fuss-free & functional Spring closet which will help keeping you warm and stylish at the same time.

I am ready to build my early spring wardrobe! Are you too? Ready to begin the winter-to-early spring transition? I bet you are 😉

Trench Coat

There’s something so effortlessly chic and classy about a trench coat.

A good fitted Trench coat can be the centerpiece to a simple outfit. Not its only a stylish outerwear piece for transitioning from winter to spring, but it also goes with almost everything in your closet.

Ideally, I would stick to the classic camel trench, but if you’re someone who love experimenting with your outfit looks, you can definitely go for bold colors as well.

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Prints & Florals

Florals? For spring? Yup, it’s nothing new, but it’s a fail safe spring go-to that we all love year after year. You see floral pieces can’t really go ‘out’. What’s better for spring than a colorful print?

But if you’re someone who doesn’t like too much florals or prints, you can always skip a whole floral outfit idea and stick to few hero pieces according to your comfort level. Doesn’t matter if it may be a pair of fun socks or just a colorful printed scarf, it will definitely add that springy vibes to your whole look.

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Lightweight Jacket : Bomber/ Leather/ Denim

Lightweight jackets are another great way to add layers to your outfit during these in-between days.

The bomber has recently taken over the fashion world. These are all over the place. Same goes for a basic denim jacket. It can be a great cover up option either for sunny spring days or windy evenings. Or maybe you can drape an oversize denim jacket over a neutral sweater, and pair with a skirt for a chic and stylish look.

What about leather? If you don’t own a leather jacket yet, its time! You won’t regret it. Leather jackets come in various styles and colors. If not more, then every woman should own atleast one leather jacket that she looks most flattering in.

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Striped Tee

When it’s time to put that chunky sweaters away, trade them out for lightweight striped knit.

A striped knit shirt or tee is one of the best garments to have in the spring. Its simple yet versatile. Striped shirt can always be styled in many fabulous ways. Who doesn’t aware with the magical combo of red lips and strips!

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Silk Scarf

A silk scarf is a fun and simple way to mix up the prints. Instead of wearing a necklace, try a soft loop of bright fabric to perk up a mundane outfit instantly. Wrap it around your neck, tie it around the top handle of youhandbag or wrap it around your wrist to get that Parisian chic look and you’ll have a new season’s micro trend nailed.

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Aviator Sunglasses

Okay I know what are you thinking! Aviators might not essentially for spring as you can wear them year round but they’d definitely perk the things little bit up. Aviators look super chic. Whether it’s a rainbow mirrored lens or unique frame, go for a pair of aviators that stands you out from the crowd. No matter what is the sunglasses style, they are best solution to finish off your look.

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A chic Bag

Last but not least, in my opinion, every woman should own at least one beautiful handbag in her closet that she splurged on.
But before spending your fortune on it, make sure, not only your goto It-bag should be a versatile piece in your wardrobe that can be carried every day, but also, is pretty enough that it can effortlessly make your outfit standout! 🙂

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Hope y’all are having a great time! How’s Spring at your side? What are your Spring wardrobe staples? Don’t forget to share your ideas.  🙂

Happy weekend ❤

See you soon in the next post.
Until then…

Review: Giorgio Armani ‘Black Ecstasy’ Mascara

Eyes are the most important and attractive facial feature. Actually, the whole eye area: eyes, lashes and eyebrows. In makeup terms also, an eye look can make or break your entire makeup look.

That being said, not all of us, are Pro in makeup, specially when it comes to eyes. I tell you, no matter how hard I try to work on that ‘smokey effect look’ on my eyes, I always manage to mess it up in the end 😀

Jokes apart, all I am trying to say is, if you are too busy to do your eye makeup on every occasion or you don’t know how to do eye makeup in the first place, you still can get that attractive eye look just by keeping these 3 points in mind:

1. Always ‘always’ keep your eyebrows well groomed and in the best possible shape that suits your facial features.

2. Figure out which color of eyeliner will go best with your eye color. And then decide what would be ‘your’ signature eyeliner look (bold, thin line or maybe winged) that will help accentuating your facial features.

3. And at last, go for a mascara that will not only fulfill your need but give your lashes that required volume that can make your eyes look pop as well as bold yet classic at the same time.

This is pretty much I do, because I know applying eye makeup anytime I want is not my cup of tea, specially when I’m running late or I don’t feel like doing much work. I prefer to skip eyeshadow part and stick to these 3 rules for those times, rather than making myself a laughing stock 😉

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Talking about Mascara, I’ll definitely say that I am very specific about choosing a good mascara. I like to have a little dramatic lash look ‘without’ using the fake lashes. Hence I do a lot of research before buying one 😀 and I prefer to get travel size of the required product first, just in case you know!

 
Recently, I received a sample of Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara from Sephora. I used this mascara for a full week and I am ready to share my thoughts on this product. Please keep reading…

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I received this mascara in Travel size in shade ‘Obsidian Black’. According to the brand: this ‘Black Ecstasy’ features a lightweight formula with a unique brush which achieves the ‘ultimate volume, length, and curl in a flash’.

 

It does feel super light when you first apply it on your lashes. The pigmentation and coverage that it provides is of great quality. Application is easy too. The lashes don’t get crispy and stay really flexible which means that it’s really comfortable to wear. The mascara dries quickly, without heaviness or crusting. The lasting power of this mascara is incredible. Also, it comes off very easily with the eye makeup remover.

I’m wearing single coat of mascara here in the pictures. You can notice very little clumping around the edges. It’s not a very good build-able mascara. If I am going to wear 2 coats of this, it surely clumps a bit more but the good thing is that it never flaked on me. (Although few users did complain about flakiness of this mascara but I didn’t see any flaking around my eyes until now.)

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The brand also says ‘Curl in a flash’, you can clearly see in the picture it wasn’t able to hold the curl (for my not-so-short lashes), even if I did use the eyelash curler before applying the mascara. The curling effect is definitely lacking.

So, in my opinion, if you are someone who really like that lightweight feeling mascara without going too bold then I think this is a great option for you for achieving that everyday natural look. It doesn’t make the lashes stiff at all. It’s that flexible!

For me, I’ll enjoy using the rest of my sample, but I definitely would not justify spending  $32 on a full-sized tube. What about you? Have you already used this mascara? What do you think about it? Lemme know!

Hope y’all are having a very good time, specially those who are busy in Holi (Festival of colors) preparations. Its snowing right now here in Boston. Maannn…. can’t wait to get rid of this winter already 😀

Hope you have the Best Holi of your life ❤
See you soon in the next post.
Until then…

Silicone Makeup Sponge: Yay or Nay

If you are a trend-stalker like me then you must’ve heard or read about this weird makeup trend by now! And if not, then don’t worry at all. You have come to the right place.

Please continue reading to find out what this current hottest makeup trend is?

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Silisponge

Although the beauty blenders have been the biggest thing recently, the next big beauty trend is already popular in the makeup community. It is a ‘Silicon sponge’… yes a sponge to apply makeup, which possibly is made of silicone. It is also known as ‘Silisponge’ which appearance-wise looks a lot like a breast-lifting bra insert. You’ve got to be kidding me! Right? 😀 I know that was my first reaction too.

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This trend is all over the internet these days whether Youtube or Instagram. Everyone is raving about this makeup application tool. I, personally didn’t use this (weird) thing on my face yet but people who have already used it shared some benefits of this makeup application tool over the beauty blenders.

According to them:

1. This see-through, patty-like tool has a non-porous silicone surface (made out of silicone and encapsulated in a super-flexible material called thermoplastic polyurethane) that won’t soak in your foundation, highlighter, or cream blush. That means, because of its smooth texture, you don’t have to use as much product, so no more wastage of products while makeup application.

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2. This sponge works best with liquid base products on dry skin. It costs about $5-$10. It is way easier to clean. All you have to do is to rinse it off with soap and water and you’re done!

3. It lasts longer than a makeup sponge; just replace it when it starts to look weathered. But unfortunately the beauty blenders should be replaced after a few weeks or months (depends on the quality) of use.

4. The silicone sponge is the safer option for your skin because of softer texture. Although the beauty blenders are said to be antimicrobial, the beauty blenders still has pores and can absorb anything that is small enough to get in. When you are dabbing that makeup onto your skin your pores are open which means you may also be dabbing any germs and bacteria that is sitting on and hiding inside of the sponge. The silicone sponge on the other hand is non-porous and it’s made of silicone. Nothing can be absorbed and it can easily be cleaned.

The only limitation the makeup community could see until now is in terms of blending. Even though the silicone sponge gives you full coverage, the beauty blender provides better flexibility by getting in those hard to reach corners like around the eye area which is little difficult to achieve with the silicone sponges. Thus, the entire makeup community has given the green signal to use this sponge on your skin!

I haven’t tried this makeup application tool yet. Have you? What do you think about it? Whatever it is, please share your experience. Would love to know more about it. 🙂

Hope y’all have a happy weekend and Happy month of March! See you soon in the next post.

Until then…

 

Monthly Favorites

Happy Friday 🙂

I am back with another Monthly Favorites post.

All the things I’m mentioning in this post are entirely beauty related that I’ve tried and used this month and can not wait to share with all of you 🙂

Let’s begin!

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Clinique ‘City Block’ Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub

The first thing I am talking about is the Charcoal clay mask from Clinique. As the name tells, it is a clay mask which works as a scrub too.

I liked it enough to add into my favorites list because, in terms of effectiveness it does leave your skin smooth and manage to get off excess dead skin and dirt from the pores.

Although I didn’t see any side effects of using this mask in winters (as my skin gets drier in winters), I do feel this mask would be perfect for summers (just because it manages to take away all that excessive oil from the pores). But since I wear makeup frequently, I think its a good option to use this mask once a week to cleans the skin/pores completely.

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Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

The next thing I tried (first time) this month is the charcoal cleansing strips for blackhead removal. Until now I was using the regular (white ones) pore cleansing strips from biore, which weren’t as effective as these ones are!

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Just from looking at the pore strip, I can tell that it did a great job at getting all of the junk and blackheads from the outer skin of my nose.

Sephora Collection Almond Foot Mask

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I absolutely loved this foot mask guys and you know why 😉 So it had to be a part of my monthly favorites list!

And if you are someone new to my blog and wondering what I’m talking about, please feel free to click this link:

https://outfitsandmakeupblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/review-sephora-collection-almond-foot-mask/

MAC Mini Lipgloss

This one right here, ‘Rags to Riches Dazzleglass’ is a lipgloss from the MAC Mini Lip Gloss set from their ‘Nutcracker Sweet Holiday Collection’. There are four of them in the set but this one quite right there, made a special place in my heart 😀

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Why you ask? Because this one looks super shiny and sparkly and glossy at the same time. But… (Yes there is a ‘BUT’).. to be honest, the formula is not very great. The texture is rather tacky, but the color and the sparkle is too irresistible to avoid wearing it (guilty).

On the other hand, the other three shades from the set are not bad at all texture wise but they don’t seem any different to me from the color point of view. They are more likely redundant shades for me.

Eyeko London Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner

Currently I am settled on this eyeliner. This might be the first eyeliner in my life which helped me creating that (almost) perfect wing that I always wished to have 😀

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If you haven’t read the review on this one, please click on the following link:

https://outfitsandmakeupblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/review-eyeko-london-eye-do-liquid-eyeliner/

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation

I’ll not say that this is the best foundation available in the market out there, but this definitely is one of the best options in this price range, specially if you are thinking to use it in this season.

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This foundation is really easy to apply. What I liked most about this foundation is that it has the perfect level of hydration which gives that flawless look immediate after the application.

If you have dry skin and don’t like to wear full coverage foundations then this is the right pick for you. The coverage is light to medium. Other than that the foundation cover up my pores and blends really well into my skin.

The foundation does what it claims: giving hydration, smoothness, and a natural, flawless, luminous finish.

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Wearing Maybelline Dewy Foundation & Eyeko Eyeliner Here.

 

That’s all with my monthly favorites post today. Let me know what you think about all or any of the products if you’ve used already!

Happy Weekend y’all 🙂

See you soon in the next post.

Until then…

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