DIY face pack to reduce facial hair

27 Sep

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Since time immemorial in India, a mixture of gram flour (chickpea flower) and turmeric powder have been applied on the face to remove facial hair. It has been noticed that facial hair growth stops with regular application of this mix. So, I decided to make myself a face pack with these ingredients, to see if this is a remedy of a folklore. I amped the recipe up with a couple of natural ingredients that are also known to curb the growth of facial hair.

 

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Ingredients needed for the dry pack:

100 gms of chickpea flower

3 tbsp. of turmeric powder

3 tsp of salt

 

These ingredients can be mixed together and stored in an airtight container to avoid having to make the mixture every time you need it.

 

How to use the face pack

Take 3 spoons of the powder pack and mix some natural yoghurt till you get a thick paste.

Then, with an old makeup brush, apply the mixture onto your face in the direction of the hair growth (avoid the eye area).

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Leave the pack on for 20 minutes or till it is dry.

Rub the pack off your face in the direction that opposite the hair growth till it all comes off.

Once done, you can wash your face with warm water and a mild soap. Follow this up with toner and a good moisturizer.

Some people apply this pack daily, but I choose to do this twice a week. I plan to try this for a few months to see if it really works and if it slowly stunts facial hair growth. If it does, or doesn’t, I’ll be back with an update in a few months.

Before I go, I advise you not to apply this pack without a skin test, to ensure it suits your skin type. While it is made with only natural ingredients, it could cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used.

Now, while I am testing this pack for hair removal results, I must say, the turmeric and yoghurt combination has given my skin an after glow. I wanted to post a picture to show you the difference but my camera, as you can see, does not capture the results in poor light.

So beauties, if you try this face pack, let me know the results. And if you have tried this before, let me know if it worked for you.

 

Till later my lovelies!

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M∙A∙C Alluring Aquatic Collection July 2014

26 Jul

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MAC’s Alluring Aquatic collection is now in stores in India.

MAC’s description of the range: Sirens of the deep inspire an aquascape of shades, as waves of tarnished olive, seafoam and darkened plum surrender to water’s enticing spirit. Sultry eyes take on a subtle radiance, while luminous Extra Dimension Blush washes over cheeks, creating a goddess glow. Under the sea, nails glisten in aquatic chrome and metallic Nail Lacquer, as Lipstick, Lipglass and Lip Pencil dive deep into colour. Limited-edition teal packaging, dramatically accented with sheer water droplets.

Pricing

Extra Dimension Eye Shadows (mini) – 1,500 INR

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners – 1,250 INR

Lipsticks – 1,350 INR

Tinted Lipglass – 1,350 INR

Lip Pencils – 1,350 INR

Nail Lacquers – 1,050 INR

Eye Shadow Brushes – 1,750 INR

Extra Dimension Blushes – 1,850 INR

 

Do you own anything from the new aquatic collection? I’d love to hear your views about these products.

MAC’s Maleficent Range

19 Jul

Angelina Jolie brought Disney’s Maleficent to life with her awe inspiring performance this summer. And, the makeup addict in me, enthralled by her Maleficent avatar, drove me to watch the movie on the day of its release.

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Her perfect red pout, sharply defined cheekbones, eyebrows, eyes, nose, and chin definitely did cast a spell on me. A spell that wanted me to buy more red lipstick and dig into my contouring powder more than I usually do! So, you won’t believe how excited I was when I heard that MAC introduced a Maleficent collection this summer. I went to my nearest MAC store last weekend but they sadly informed me that they did not have the collection in as yet, barring the lip-gloss. Though I walked away in disappointment, I am not going to give up till I get me some Maleficent potions.

Here are the products that I want to lay my hands on.

Amplified Lipstick – True Love’s Kiss

INR: 1,350

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Pro Longwear Lip Pencil – Kiss Me Quick

INR: 1,650

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Sculpting Powder – Sculpt Soft Taupe Matte

INR: 1,650

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Beauty Powder Natural – Soft Peachy Pink

INR: 1,900

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Nail Lacquer – Flaming Rose

INR: 1,050

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Maleficent Lashes – 36

INR: 1,000

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 So, these are the products my heart is after, from the Maleficent collection. Have you bought anything from MAC’s Maleficent range or do you have your own wish list? I’d love to know.

Let me leave you with my favorite YouTube makeup expert, Kandee Johnson’s tutorial, where she shows you how to recreate Maleficent’s spellbinding  look.

 

And, for those of you who haven’t yet watched the movie, here’s the official trailer that may cast a spell on you, if not for the script, surely for the makeup and effects.

 

Till later lovelies xoxo

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HSN’s 4 Beauty Overnight Products You Should Be Using

16 Jul

Carly Woods,  a HSN (Home Shopping Network) beauty expert writer recently shared a helpful write-up about the products you should be using overnight to keep your skin looking young and radiant. I thought you may enjoy reading it, and you may get some helpful information from it. Please note that I am in now way affiliated with HSN and I am sharing this article because I find it informational.

Here are, in Carly’s words, the 4 beauty overnight products you should be using.

When it comes to beauty sleep, I think we generally fall into two categories; those who have managed 8 hours of sleep a night and those who haven’t. For the ones who haven’t, they consequently have to do a darn good job faking it.

So, why does this happen? Simply put, sleep is an essential component to an effective skin care regimen, a time when our skin heals and repairs itself. Therefore, if you’re not getting enough sleep, your skin may start to suffer.

If you need help utilizing the small number of hours you do get or you want to ensure you are stretching your 8 hours as far as they can go, you need the right tools. There are specific night time products that can work in harmony with your skin’s renewal process. More than not, these products will be heavier and thicker consistencies. For this reason, washing your face in the morning is equally as important as washing it at night – you need to remove these heavy products or your skin may become congested.

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1. Begin With The Base

First, I always recommend using a serum. Facial serums are used to address specific problems such as wrinkles, aging and brightness. Apply a few drops to clean skin and using your hands press the serum into your skin.

 

 

2. Add The Primer

Especially in the colder months, you want to follow step one with a layer of oil for added hydration. Plus, you will wake up with beautiful and plump skin.

 

3. Don’t Forget To Moisturize!

Lastly, simply apply a moisturizer.  My advice is to opt for a comforting and hydrating formula. I like to see it as a blanket; keeping in the goodness of the serum and oil.

 

4. Last But Not Least – Give Your Eyes Some Love

Don’t forget an eye cream! Try to use a powerful wrinkle reducing formula. Make sure you always use a very tiny amount; overloading the skin around your eyes with too much of a heavy product can cause puffiness and sometimes breakouts.

 

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For extra credit…

On days when you have little to no time or just want to fall into bed, try an overnight facial. Now this doesn’t mean you have to lie still with your face up to ensure you don’t cover your pillow in product. You can use facial creams that are highly concentrated and you use like a serum or moisturiser for a powerful whack of goodness.

Don’t forget to check out the top skincare picks, on the Customer Picks page. Also, check out their newly revamped skin care page, that has more tips.

 

Sleep tight!

What would your face say about your current night time routine?