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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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27 Jul
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27 Jul
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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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The Vellvette Bag

25 Oct

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For all you beauties living in India, here’s something interesting that will make the beauty addict in you swoon – beauty boxes by Vellvet!

 

 

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Every month, the Vellvette team sends registered members three beauty product samples in the Vellvette Bag. The products are said to be hand-picked by their beauty experts. They also advise members on how to make the best use of the products sent to them. They also have a magazing that aims to keep beauty enthusiasts informed about the latest beauty and fashion trends.

When you register with them, they give you subscription options as mentioned below:

  • INR 499 for a one month subscription
  • INR 1099 for a three month subscription
  • INR 1999 for a half yearly subscription
  • INR 3599 for an annual subscription (works out to INR 300 per month and is the most cost effective option)

After registration, there is a questionnaire they ask you to fill in to get to know your beauty needs better. They mention on their site that they send ‘exciting beauty and makeup products specially picked as per your preferences’. If thisis true, I am really excited about receiving my first Vellvette box!

Have a great weekend my lovelies and I will be back to review my first Vellvette box, as soon as I get it.

 

Anushka’s bold n vivid lip statements

8 Jul

If there is one beauty, whose lipstick choices has been catching my attention, it has to be Bollywood’s Anushka Sharma.

This girl sure knows how to draw the attention to her lips and make them the statement of her avatar. I like how she usually keeps most of her makeup understated, and adds a pop of color onto her lips. She has inspired me to reach out for bolder and more vivid shades of lipstick, than I have done in the past.

Here are some of her looks that I adore

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