Useful Sheet Mask Tips To Make The Most Of It

It doesn’t really matter whether you are a beauty and skin care freak or not; I am sure if you live in the world of Instagram, you have seen these sheet masks while scrolling down the infinite Instagram feed. Haven’t you???

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You might know the basic about these sheet masks, let me share some of the tips and tricks to follow while using one. I am sure you will find it useful for your next pampering session with the sheet masks.

What is a sheet mask?

It’s a serum infused paper mask.

 

Why sheet mask???

Primary purpose of using a sheet mask is to add hydration to your skin.

 

Sheet mask or a moisturiser???

A good moisturiser adds moisture to your skin (which you all know). But sheet mask on the other hand has serum in it. Which in comparison with moisturiser, easily gets absorbed by skin. Thus, adding maximum moisture your skin needs.

 

Packing of sheet mask

Sheet mask comes in a pouch packing. A sheet mask which is dipped in serum.

 

Sheet masks before CTM or after CTM?

Ideally, it’s the M in the CTM where you moisturise. So, it’s always preferred to cleanse your face thoroughly and then use sheet mask. I personally skip toner.

Never use the sheet mask while the makeup is on or there is dirt on your face. Because adding moisture on makeup or dirt is going to clog pores which will end up in breakouts.

 

How to use a sheet mask?

Unfold the sheet mask and place it on your face. It ha these gaps for your eyes, mouth and nostrils.

 

For how long should I keep the sheet mask on?

Sheet mask should not be used more than 15 minutes. Reason being, 15 minutes is good enough for your skin to absorb the serum. If the sheet mask left more than that, the drying/ dried sheet masks can start absorbing moisture from your skin. So, doing no good to your skin.

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How to make use of the excess serum in the pouch?

I love layering the serum on my face once I am done using the sheet mask. I also apply serum on my hands and feet sometimes. Ultimately, it’s a serum which adds moisture. Our hands and feet also need moisture, right?

 

Should I wash my face after using a sheet mask?

A big no. Because if you do so, it’s absolutely a waste of time and of course the money spent on masking. The serum which is absorbed by the skin should be left to see it’s magic. If we wash face, the serum will be gone, skin won’tbe benefited much.

 

Should I use moisturiser post sheet masking?

Umm it depends on your skin type. If you really feel the necessity for more moisture, you can. But usually serum in the sheet mask is quite heavy and most of us might not feel the need for moisture.

 

Should I use the sheet mask daily?

Even if you have dry skin, I don’t really suggest you use sheet mask every day. Because sheet mask is a huge source of moisture. Everything should be in moderation. So, I don’t personally prefer to add so much moisture every day to my skin.

 

How frequently should I use sheet mask?

If you have dry skin, 3 times a week should be good enough. If you have normal to oily skin, twice should be ok.

 

How long the results going to last?

Honestly, a day or max two.

 

Special Tip:

If you have oily, choose the sheet mask wisely. As your skin is already oily, you don’t need more moisture. Sheet masks like shea butter, avocado is something which you better avoid.

If your skin is prone to acne, sheet masks which is meant for skin type like green tea should be helpful. They add moisture also takes care of skin.

 

If you want to make your own sheet mask, check this out. Where I have mentioned how to make one at home.

 

I hope you find the post useful. Have any more query or tip??? Feel free to comment below.

 

How Do I Use Nivea Creme In Different Ways

Hello beautiful,

Let’s talk about a very basic skin care product today. Which can be used in different ways. Umm it’s kind of a budget friendly post, where you spend money on a cheaper product and use it for different purposes.

As the heading of the post says, I am talking about this cute little blue tin of Nivea, which I am sure you are familiar with. Pretty more chances that most of you had or have bought this tin somewhere during your local drug store haul. Haven’t you??? If I heard a No, well, you will buy once you finish reading this.

Let me share some of the ways I make use of this little box of magic.

  • Moisturizing:

The prime factor of Nivea is the super moisture it provides. I personally prefer to apply this heavy cream on my elbows and knees. This provides heavy moisture that my elbows and knees need.

  • Under eye cream:

If you have dark under eye area or puffy eyes, all you need is that extra moisture to pamper it. As you might already know, skin covering the under eye area is very delicate. It requires more hydration. Instead of spending more amount on an eye cream, spend only INR 39 to take care of under eye area. 😃 Sounds super budget friendly right… ? 😉

Applying a thin layer of Nivea before hitting the bed at night, should be helpful.

PS : I sometimes use it during the day as well. On under eye area, before applying any makeup.

  • As a lip mask:

Sitting in air conditioned environment??? Huuh… no matter how the weather is outside, our skin and especially lips get dry. I have a quick tried tested tip for dry lips and skin around mouth.

Apply a layer of Nivea on lips and around mouth. Let it absorb for around ten minutes. Take a wet cloth or wet wipe, wipe the cream. This will make sure the lips are hydrated and skin becomes soft.

I don’t prefer using it as a lip balm because it is too heavy and makes lips look visibly white (you know what I mean.)

  • As a foot cream:

Skin covering our feet is thick and needs heavy moisture. Apply Nivea to your feet and cracked heels. Cover it with socks and enjoy your beauty sleep. Wake up with much softer and happier feet.

  • Shaving Cream:

Applying Nivea before using razor will avoid cuts and also leaves skin smooth post hair removal.

  • As a Hand Cream:

I carry this tiny Nivea tin with me while I travel or I’m out. This will easily fit in small clutch or even inside jeans pocket. I have dry hands and that annoys me a bit sometimes. A quick layer of Nivea is what is enough for me to make my hands baby soft.

Special Note:

As much as I love using Nivea in above mentioned ways, I personally don’t prefer using it on my facial skin. It’s heavy and might clog pores which results in breakouts.

Hope you find it useful to replace some of the expensive skin care products with a super budget friendly Nivea tin.

PS : This is NOT a sponsored post and tips written are out of my own ‘tried and tested’ list.

Pocket Friendly Eyebrow Pencil for Killer Brows

Eyebrows are something which can make or break your looks. You guys already know, different shapes of eyebrows suits different face shapes. If not, I have this post for you where I have mentioned which shape suits the best based on your face’s shape.

Every girl loves those killer eyebrows. But not everybody has those perfect eyebrows. Some might have thin hair, some have less hair growth and the list continues. Even though there are multiple home remedies available for growing the eyebrows naturally, we also have some amazing products in the market which can give you a quick help.

Eyebrow pencil. Even if you are not a makeup enthusiast, I am pretty sure, you are well aware of this one tiny pencil. In India I guess kajal/ eyebrow pencil/ kohl is the first ever beauty product that’s used on a baby. In order to protect little ones from evil eyes, Indians do apply a dot on baby’s face with kajal or eyebrow pencils. Some over enthusiast moms even draw these huge eyebrows (Oh come on, on a baby’s face even a thin line looks huge) and apply kohl on their tiny little eyes. Baby has no idea what’s been done to her cute face. But no matter what, all babies look cute. Isn’t it? But that’s not the same case with us, adults.

So, lets talk about how we can use these eyebrow pencils effectively.

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If you have less hair growth or thin hair, you happened to have gaps in your eyebrows. Even with changes in our hormones and aging, the eyebrows get thin. In order to fill in the gaps, we use the eyebrow pencils.

Occasionally even I use eyebrow pencils. But I used to be apprehensive about this product. I used to think if it didn’t suit it might result in thinning of eyebrows. Phew, we girls and our nightmares. But I am happy I have found a good eyebrow pencil which gives a quick help with my eyebrows whenever I need one.

Let me quickly review the one I picked up during one of my random shopping and which worked fine.

Brand:

L.A. Colors

Name of the Product:

Browie Wowie Brow Pencil.

Price:

INR 395

Click On Below Image to Shop

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Shelf Life:

24 Months

Shades:

There are 8 dark shades available in this range. I picked the black one.

What Company Claims:

Add definition to brows with the slanted retractable Browie Wowie Brow Pencil. The Slant-tip brow pencil easily fills in brows for a natural looking finish. The product comes complete with a spoolie.

  • Add definition to brows with the slanted retractable brow pencils.
  • Fills in brows for a natural looking finish
  • 8 different shades to pick from.

Additional Information: L.A. Colours have been making superior cosmetics since 1985 offering the highest quality of innovative and trendy makeup products that target the diverse beauty needs of today’s women across the world.

Packing:

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This pencil is two sided. One is brush to comb the eyebrow and the other end has this angled pencil.

Brush helps in combing and keeping the eyebrow in place. The angled pencil makes the application super easy. The retractable pencil is the plus point. Because you don’t have to worry about the product wastage while sharpening it every time.

The cap closing the brush is transparent. Making it easier to distinguish the side you want to use.

Color payoff:

These are the swatches with multiple and single strokes.

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Honestly, I think this is good for a pencil used to fill in eyebrows. Especially for those who doesn’t like extra dark eyebrows. Single swatch gives you lighter color and in case you want darker color, you can swatch it multiple times. I prefer lighter shade on eyebrows. With those darker black shade, I am afraid I might look like one of those babies(read it as clown for an adult).

Staying Power:

It didn’t melt or spread even when I was out in the hot sun. Plus it didn’t come off easily when I washed my face.

What I liked:

  • Travel friendly packing
  • Comes with the eyebrow brush
  • Angled pencil makes application easier
  • Retractable pencil avoids wastage of product while sharpening
  • Stays for a very good time
  • Doesn’t smudge/bleed
  • Single pencil lasts for a good amount of time
  • Pocket friendly

What can be improved:

  • I am sure some might feel that color payoff can be improved. But like I said, for me, lighter tone works.
  • The caps closing either ends, especially the one closing the brush is bit brittle. You might end up breaking it just like I did.

Repurchase and recommendation:

For repurchase, yes a big yes.

Well I would love to recommend this budget friendly pencil to you, if you need those touch ups for your eyebrows. Based on the color of your eyebrow hair, choose the color of the shade, thanks to their good range of shades.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

Health and Beauty Benefits of Sea Water

Are you a mountain person or a beach one??? I love both. I discover my inner self between mountains and I find enormous happiness when I play with the waves. Looking at the huge sea/ ocean/ mountain makes me realise how tiny I am in this huge world…!!!

Apart from making us happy and taking care of our mental health, the sea makes our skin more healthy. Did you know that??? Yes, it does. How??? Let me tell you.

Sea water has lots of minerals in it. Which has been proved that it cures many skin issues. I have even heard my granny saying that, wearing accessories made of sea shells can also help to cure skin disorders. Isn’t it amazing??? Making skin healthier with some natural remedies, ahhh sounds perfect to me.

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Let me list down some more advantages of sea water to our skin and hair.

  • Cures various skin disorders:
    As I said earlier, it does cure the skin diseases but how??? Well, sea water contains magnesium, calcium, and potassium in it. Which are the reasons for this magical property of salt water. Sea water absorbs toxins from the skin and bacteria which causes acne thus making skin clear in the long run. It is also proved to cure infection and encouraging healing process.

 

  • Boosts Immune System:
    Salt water increases oxygen level in the blood thus strengthening the immune system of the body.

 

  • Thyroid:
    Iodine content of sea water helps in boosting thyroid activity.

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  • Bye bye Cold and Flu:
    It also relieve cold and flu symptoms, as well as to cure bronchitis and sinusitis.

 

  • Treats oily skin:
    Sea water absorbs extra oil from the skin. Thus preventing overproduction of natural oil which if not treated might clog the pores resulting in breakouts.
    If you are a dry skinned beauty, you really need to apply a good moisturizer post your visit to sea water. Because you don’t want to end up with itchy skin due to lack of moisture.

 

  • Used for good oral health:
    Most of you must be familiar with this remedy. Whenever you are suffering from tooth ache, someone must have advised you to gargle mouth with salt water. The reason being, the salt water has anti bacterial property which kills the bacteria which is troubling you.
    Even when you are not in any teeth trouble, you can use the salt water as a mouth wash in order to maintain good oral health.
    Plus, certain studies say that it cures oral conditions like gingivitis and halitosis also.

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  • To exfoliate dry skin:
    Minerals in the sea water helps in scrubbing the skin cells gently thus unclogging pores and increasing the blood circulation. These open pores are further cleansed by the minerals which in turn helps in better absorption of the product applied on skin later that.

 

  • Relieves muscle pain:
    You might have seen people dipping their feet in the tub full of warm salt water to get rid of the pain. The magnesium present in the salt water helps in relieving the muscle pain.

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  • Beach waves:
    We try so many methods, with and without heat to get those dreamy wavy hair. Do you know which is the easiest way to achieve that? One dip in the sea can make you achieve those beach waves. I know not everyone can afford to visit beach everyday. A quick replacement is a spray bottle and salted water. Spraying salt water to hair should also serve the purpose.

 
So, these were some of the prominent benefits of sea water.

Like I said, not everyone live by the seashore. Visiting one might not be a daily business. So you can try mixing table salt with water to get some benefits. But I must say, sea water is more effective than any other ones.

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If you have any skin issues and want to try out salt water bath, you can try some amazing salts with healing properties. Which we call it as Bath salts. You can read this post where I have mentioned what and how does bath salts work.

There are multiple brands which have introduced different flavored bath salts to the market. In case you want to try out pure bath salts, you can prepare one at home. Here is the post where you get step by step details to prepare your own customised bath salts.

The next time you get drenched in sea water, instead of worrying about the stickiness, just feel good about great things it is doing to your skin and body. 😉

Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub Reviewed

Hello world,

Like zillion times, I have mentioned in most of my posts that scrubbing is very very important in order to maintain a very healthy skin. As you know, scrubbing is a technique to remove the dead skin cells. As ‘The winter is coming’, it’s better you stoke up your shelf with a good scrub.

I heard many celebrities talking about this Indian skin and hair cars brand called Kama Ayurveda. The brand swears that it is totally Ayurvedic with no chemicals. This is a high end brand with products falling on slightly pricier side.

I was very keen to try my hands on these products since quite long. So thought of giving a try for this beautiful scrub from the brand, to start with(of course I’m gonna try more 😉).

Before I start reviewing this product let me tell you guys, this product is not sponsored by the brand. So let’s just start to get to know how this scrub worked for me.

Name:

Kama Ayurveda kumkumadi brightening Ayurvedic face scrub

Price:

1295 INR for 50 g

Click on below image to buy.

Shelf life:

2 years

What does company claims:

Kumkumadi face Scrub is specially formulated with pure Ayurvedic kumkumadi oil – a miraculous beauty fluid with 12 precious and rare ingredients that help in illuminating the complexion, smoothen fine line and rejuvenate skin cell growth. Our authentic Ayurvedic formula is created with the finest Kashmir Saffron to brighten your skin and repair pigmentation. Finely ground sweet almonds, rich in vitamins E and D nourish and nurture while exfoliating pollutants and impurities for a glowing complexion.

How to use:

Wet the face with lukewarm water. Massage a small amount of Scrub gently on your skin. Rinse well.

Ingredients:

Packing:

The outer cartoon is a combination of colours orange and gold. I just love this colour combination it totally gives you a very royal feel.

The cartoon looks something like this.

That design of lotus and couple of birds give this vintage look. Isn’t it?

All the details like, the shelf life, price, ingredients, how to use everything has been printed on this outer cover.

The glass bottle which contains the product looks something like this. With all the details of the product mentioned on the sticker on it.

Post opening the lid is one more small lid for the double protection for the product to be safe. Hence no worries of any spillage.

If you are thinking the tub packing is unhygienic, as you have to dip your finger every time you want to take the product out, then Kama Ayurveda has a quick solution. The product comes with a small wooden spatula. Which you can use to take out the product and clean the spatula for next use. Thus maintaining the hygiene.

Consistency:

This light yellowish cream has this tiny granules to scrub of the dead skin cells from your face. The best part of the scrub is you can actually see saffron in it.

Fragrance:

It has a very mild fragrance of Ayurvedic oil. Even if you have sensitive nose, I’m pretty sure this fragrance doesn’t going to trouble you.

How did it worked on me:

As mentioned on the cover I did wet my face with water and applied a thin layer of Scrub on my face. Gently rubbed my face to let the scrub work. I usually leave the scrub on my face for a while post massaging. Before it gets dried off completely, I wash my face with warm water.

I must say, in the first use itself apart from doing its primary job of making skin soft, it also gives a good glow to the skin. So if you want to get that glow to the skin instantly, I think you should use this scrub for sure.

Post using the scrub my skin was left softer and cleaner. Usually most of the other scrubs make my skin dry and its screams for hydration. But post using this one, I didn’t have to run for moisturization immediately.

Pros of Kama ayurveda kumkumadi brightening ayurvedic face scrub:

  • Ayurvedic ingredients
  • Travel friendly packing
  • Leaves skin soft and clean
  • Does not dry your skin
  • Didn’t give any breakouts
  • Adds glow to your skin
  • I have used this scrub for three to four times now and I can see the acne marks fading away.
  • Hygienic packing, thanks to the wooden spatula
  • Easily available online
  • Cruelty free
  • Glass packing which is recyclable. Making it Eco friendly packing.

Cons of Kama ayurveda kumkumadi brightening ayurvedic face scrub

  • Some might find it pricey. But little quantity goes a long way and with the positive experience I had, I think it’s worth the hype and price.

So, if you would like to invest in a good product to pamper yourself then do try this scrub. With the results it gives, I am sure you will be happy with your purchase.

Mygirlypedia rating: 5 out of 5.

OOTD : Inspired by The Movie Stree

Do you like horror films??? I don’t. I just can’t watch them, especially not in a theatre. But, recently with lots of courage, I did watch a horror comedy movie in theatre – Stree. Comedy was so good that it did balanced that horror stuffs. Phew.

Thing I loved the most, apart from the individual performances, is the makeup and costume of the heroine.

Shraddha Kapoor is seen in ethnic attire with simple smudgy eye makeup.

The most interesting part of the entire look is her silver nose pin. This has definitely set a trend among girls.

So, for my birthday this year, one of my friends from work gave me this beautiful nose pin. I loved the hand written note the most, needless to say I am old schooled. 😊

My friend is such sweet soul, she gifted this and said try it out and do post on blog. I love those people who encourage others to pursue their passion.

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So, with all love and warmth, here is the look I created. Which is of course inspired by the movie Stree.

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This kurta set is from Myntra. Black is my favorite (it’s an open secret now) and it’s something mystery, which suits the theme of Stree. 😁

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The floral printed pallazos have these pockets. They are so comfy to wear…!!!

For footwear, my all time favorite open heels from 20 dresses.

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As I said, eye makeup and accessories are been given good importance to create this look.

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For eyes, I did a smudged eye look. I have created a YouTube video for it. You can watch it here.

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Since eye makeup was quite prominent, I chose to keep the lips neutral. I have applied these lipsticks from the brand the body shop.

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Accossories – Nose pin is a birthday gift. 😊

Chose oxidized bangles and earrings to go with the oxidized silver nose pin.

The black statement finger ring is from Forever 21.

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Ah that small black bindi, just completes the look.

Did you like it??? Let me know in the comments section below. 😊

OOTD : Imperfectly Perfect

So,

Today I went out with one of my closest friends to get clicked. Of course for my blog purpose. The outfit I chose today is a combination of dark pink and white top.

A lot of thoughts came to my mind while I checked my photos today. Before I pen down(read it as type) my thoughts, let me just share the details of the outfit first.

This netted pink skirt is from one of my random online shoppings. This is of ankle length. The inner layer is of same color. The skirt as you can make out in the pictures, is very comfortable to wear plus very soft.

The top. I was bit confused with styling this skirt with a black or a white top. While a black top would add a bit of boldness or strong factor to the outfit, the white top keeps it chick and cute. So, for a change, opted for a white one.

This white layered styled back top is bought from Myntra. The shoulder and the straps make this top something ‘hatke’. 😉

The belt I wore is from a boutique here in Pune. Wore it add some spark for the plain skirt.

For footwear, I styled it with the nu*e block heels from the brand 20 dresses.

Pearl is something I chose to complete the look. Pearl bracelet and earrings made this outfit even more cute and girly.

About the thought. I don’t know about you, but I love myself a lot. Think I am near to perfect in many ways. I’m sure many does. It’s one of those human nature. But what I realized today is, am I really taking a good care of myself???

No, I’m not talking about the things I need or want. It’s about my mental and physical health. Which is way more precious gift you can and should give to yourselves.

While I do go to gym at least five days a week, I feel nothing less than a celebrity. Fit celebrity I mean. Oh come on, if you are also sweating it out in gym, I’m sure you feel the same. But after looking at my tummy in pictures all I could remember was the junk food I have been eating lately.

Social media nowadays has a lot of effects on our generation. Mostly negative. Even though most of the magazine covers out there are heavily photoshopped, we believe that those people are blessed with perfect body and hair.

I know, nobody is perfect. Deep down, we all know. Even celebrities have days where they face bloating and face those extra inches here and there inside those perfect outfits. That’s ok. Absolutely.

But body fat is something we need to work on. For improvising our health.

PS: if you are thinking I have very negligible fat, well, thank you. But as my mom rightly says, it’s wise to start working on weight issues in the beginning. Because once you gain good amount of weight, the weight loss journey becomes way more tougher. Agreed?

While I am worried about visible results of the baby fat getting accumulated in the body, I am way more worried about things which we can’t see inside our body. We eat anything and everything sometimes. Emotional eaters, I hope you are listening…!!!

When we are young, our body is way more capable to handle these harm. But as we age, our body loses it’s capacity to do so. While we have time, I think we should definitely take a good care of ourselves by eating right and doing a good physical activity. This is definitely going to be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. Don’t you think so???

Ahh about mental health. Tension, stress please stay away.

At the end of the day, I love myself. I love my body. But this doesn’t stops me from improving it.

What I want to tell you guys is, no point in worrying or getting depressed about body weight and those extra curves. This doesn’t mean, you so much fall in love with those curves that you make them bigger day by day. Balance it out. Till you achieve the body you want to (please don’t aim for a Victoria secret angel body, because it takes hell lot of effort), try and try.

Weight loss journey is not about sweating it out in gym. It’s mostly the mental strength you need to achieve the goals. How much you can control your cravings. How much you chose healthy over pleasure of eating.

I see many young girls doing crash diets or just getting sad day by day.

Girls, stop those things. Nobody is perfect. I had a good lunch today which can be seen in some of the pictures. Haha. That means we are blessed with good amount of food.

Balance the things. Instead of worrying about gained weight, plan about eating healthy and sweating it out with good activities.

Love yourself. Weight loss is not a rocket science. Anybody can do it. All it takes is a great disciplined diet and exercise. With regular efforts, I’m sure we can achieve it.

I’m going to start giving up on my love, junk food. I know it’s going to be way more tougher than I think. But I have to start it super soon.

So, what is your game plan to lose weight??? What’s that one thing you have to give up but need a lot of efforts to do so???

Share your weight loss journey or tips. I’m sure it will help most of the girls here. 😊

Hope you enjoyed my outfit of the day and of course my thoughts about those extra curves. 😊

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – 24

Hellooo…!!!

It’s Friday…!!!! #Sigh

This pink shirt is the symbol of my love for Fridays…!!! Haha…!!!

Now, about fun Friday post – enough of telling about myself for now huuh. Let’s play a game – ‘Would you rather’.

I will ask 5 questions with 2 options. As always, I will answer that question first but promise me you will answer them too. How??? You can connect with Mygirlypedia via Instagram, Facebook or let me tell you a simpler option – the comment section below..!! Write down your answer in the comment section. Looking forward to know your answers…!!!

Chalo, let’s start…!!!

Would you rather Experience the beginning of planet earth or the end of planet earth?

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Umm I want to experience beginning of planet earth. As a kid, I always loved Dinosaurs. Not those scary carnivorous, I loved those lovely herbivores Dianos.

Would you rather Run at 100 mph or fly at ten mph?

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I am very clumsy person. I might just hit myself while running. Plus, I am not scared of heights so I would prefer to fly and enjoy the view from up, in the sky. hehe.

Would you rather Continue with your life or restart it?
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Restart, anytime. Who doesn’t like to relive those stress free, happy childhood days..!!!

Would you rather have free Wi-Fi wherever you go or have free coffee where/whenever you want?

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I don’t drink coffee/tea so, I am left with the free Wi-Fi. 🙂

PS: I had tried living without internet for a week. It was amazingly peaceful…!!!

Would you rather rule the World or live in a World with absolutely no problems at all?

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With power comes responsibility. But living in a world without problems?? It’s a dream of everyone. So yes world with absolutely no problems.

What would you do???Tell me your answers…

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Have a great Friday eve…!!! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 22

Hello fellas…!!!!

How’s Monsoon treating you??? I hope you are dry and safe..!!!

How about your Friday???

I had a nice Friday…!!! We had good lunch with whole team. Amazing food and desserts(desserts are not just food, they are feelings. Hence had to mention separately.) In short – no work only fun today. haha.

Anyways, I am sorry I missed Fun Friday session last week for some reason…!!! But, I am here today with 5 more random questions…!!! Ready??? Jump in..

 

Which is one thing you regret doing repeatedly???

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Well, one thing to be specific – shopping unnecessary things. I don’t regret it while buying. But when I go back home to my untouched stuffs which I had bought earlier, makes me hide my face with my palm out of shame. Especially lipsticks…!!! Can someone please save me??? I will drown in my collection of lip products soon.

 

How are you enjoying monsoon??

I usually enjoy monsoon going out with friends on rides or trekking. This time we haven’t yet started with those activities.

Right now, I just enjoy watching rain from my bed through the balcony along with my kids.

 

Which all languages do you speak???

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Kannada – Mother tongue.

Hindi

English.

Marathi (Veryyyyy basic)

 

What matters to you the most in a person???

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How genuine he or she is. Plus, how much they love animals. (Yes it matters to me the most).

 

What are the things you keep on your bed while sleeping??? It may be soft toy, lip balms, emergency lamp, book etc.

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I have a hippo soft toy just between the pillows. A lip balm in his hands. Which I apply before dozing off. 🙂

 

It’s your turn now to answer…!!!!

 

Have a great weekend ahead…!!! 🙂

 

 

 

Tips to Take Care of Oily Scalp and Dry Hair Combination

Just like our facial skin types, our scalps are also proven to be of different types. Skin that secrets more natural oil is termed as oily skin. Same way, the scalp that produces more natural oil is termed as oily scalp.

I also have the oily scalp. Due to which, the scalp feels so oily just after couple of days of hair wash. The hair looks so flat. That’s when we call ‘a bad hair day’…!!!

There are multiple combinations of hair and scalp. It’s not mandatory that if you have oily scalp, the hair should be oily or smooth.

Yet times, girls even face the issues(read it as confusing hair issues), where their scalp is oily but they have really dry hair. Ahhh…!!! If they try to follow home remedies for dry hair, in order to restore moisture, they are going to end up making their scalp even more oilier and visa versa. In deed tricky. Isn’t it???

Well, I have some super easy handy tips to take care of this combination. If you also have oily scalp and dry hair, jump in…!!!

Mild shampoos are your friends in this mission:

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You will exactly understand the pain of taking head bath regularly(especially if you have long locks like mine), when you have oily scalp. When you fall into oily scalped category, you know you got to wash your hair frequently in order to make your hair look fresh and bouncy.

But it is not a good idea to wash hair frequently, if you have dry hair. Because every time you wash your hair, the natural oil is removed by the shampoo…!!!

In order to solve this tricky query, opt for a mild shampoo. Using which, the oily scalp is cleaned and the moisture of the hair is not sucked out.

Forget anything but not the conditioner:

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Conditioner is a must, post washing your tresses. Why??? Shampoo absorbs the natural oil from hair. Conditioner on the other hand, provides moisture to hair. Hence your hair can say – bye bye dryness…!!!

Important point here is – do not apply conditioner to your scalp. Check the post about ‘How to wash your hair right’, for more info.

Hair masks ONLY for hair:

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Hair is dry because it lacks moisture. In order to add moisture, you can use some amazing natural home made hair packs. Check this post for different recipes of hair masks you can try out.

When I say only for hair, you got to follow that strictly. As the scalp is already oily, you don’t want to clog it even more. Which results in hair fall.

So, you just have to apply hair pack on your hair strands, avoiding the scalp. You can use a clean towel, plastic or aluminum sheets to wrap your hair. Post half an hour so, you can wash your hair and scalp. Thus it adds moisture to your dry hair and without harming the scalp.

Exfoliation:

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Just the way you treat dry hair with moisture, treat your oily scalp with little amount of exfoliation. Just like your face or body skin cells, scalp also need exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Thus unclogging the pores, stimulating blood circulation and thus promoting hair growth.

There are multiple scalp exfoliators available in the market. If you want to prepare one at home, brown sugar, oatmeal, baking soda or coffee can be used as one. Mix any of these ingredients with oil and apply on scalp. Gently massage and wash scalp with luke warm water. This will help in improving scalp’s health without drying your hair.

Hot Oil Massage:

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I just love hot oil massage for my hair. Especially when my mom gives me one. It’s so relaxing….!!!

Along with cooling your nerves, hot oil massage is good for your scalp and hair health. Even if the scalp is oily, it needs extra hydration. Which will be provided by a hot oil massage.

A good hot oil massage using oils like coconut oil, also helps in stimulating hair growth and keep the scalp and hair in a good condition.

Brush your hair daily:

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Brushing your hair stimulates hair growth. Umm we all know this. What we might not know is, brushing hair also helps in removing dirt from scalp. Plus, it helps in distributing natural oil produced, along the hair strand as we comb. Thus helps in keeping scalp less oily and hair less dry.
Know which type of comb suits your hair and needs, here.

Serum for rescue:

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A live in serum is a must if you have dry hair. There are multiple hair serums available out there. This adds lost moisture to your hair. In turn it makes your hair look healthy, shiny and bouncy.

If you are looking for good hair serums, I would recommend these hair serums for you.

Love your natural hair texture:

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Girls with straight hair wants curly hair, curly haired girls want straight. Some girls who already have straight hair wants poker straight hair(I am talking about me face palm).

But, flat/ curling irons, straighteners, blow dryers etc. are our frenemies. They do seems like our friends, making our hair goals come true. But, they are in deed ruining our hair’s health. Making the hair dull, dry and lifeless in the long run.

Minimise the usage of these styling tools as far as possible to take care of your hair.

These were the quick tips to take care of dry hair and oily scalp combo. I hope you find it useful. 😊

Basic and Simple Grooming Tips for Men

Some of my male friends have been complaining that I always write ‘out of syllabus’ topics on my blog. Asked me to write some posts that would help them too. Well, boys, here is a post explicitly for you.

What comes to your mind when I say -Grooming? Not just the outfit you wear or the hair style you opt for. It includes many more little things.

Just like the way you guys notice ‘certain things’ in a girl, we do notice certain things in you too. I hear some of you yelling that ‘girls won’t get impressed by you’. Read on to know the basic steps to impress a girl. haha.

Outfit –

I have seen guys following some outfit trends blindly. For example the low waste jeans, the most annoying (most funny yet times) style I have ever come across. You might think you look cool. But, it’s a thumbs down from us.

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Women usually like men with nice dressing sense. Do not wear something unwashed, crumpled, very tight(provided if you have those killer abs for which you have been working hard), colors that won’t suit you(as far as possible, please do not wear neon colors. Especially if you are going to meet a girl for the first few times. You don’t want to hurt her eyes. Do you??? ) etc.

PS: Brownie points for men in formals. #hot

Footwear –

Na, I am not telling you to categorise your footwear like we do. For office wear, for parties, night out, blah blah. Na. But guys, kindly think about ‘basics’. Like, do not wear bathroom slippers to office or a party. (Yes, I have seen men doing that mistake. )

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Casual footwear like sneakers would look cool with t-shirts. A well polished formal shoes with a formal attire – ahhh hello handsome. (Trust me, you don’t need top have that killer body to flaunt this look.

Let me share a secret, just to simpler this point. Try to match your belt with footwear. This will make you look more appealing with minimal efforts.

Hair:

I don’t restrict you with some particular hair style. Do experiment with hair but please stick to the hair styles that suits you. Do not over experiment.

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In order to avoid bald patches and dandruff, you have to take a good care of your hair. Keep your hair and scalp clean with regular wash. Once in a while, applying oil to your hair will make them healthy too.

Nose Hair and Ear Hair –

Kindly ask your barber to trim those nose and ear hair. Trimmed hair gives you a well groomed appearance. Over grown nose hair and ear hair is just tacky.

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Beard –

Ahh you guys know that we love men with beard. But what you might not know is we don’t really like hippy. Yes, growing beard is not exactly the goal. Grooming it well should be. There are multiple oils and creams available to take care of beard. Regular trimming and combing should be enough for keeping them in good condition.

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Also, let me be frank with you. Beard doesn’t suits everyone. On some it looks so amazing and they look so manly. For some it looks like a kid who is trying hard to look like a man. If you think you fall in the category of ‘cute’, don’t worry there are many girls who love clean shaved chocolate boys.

Face –

Washing face with a good face wash at least twice daily must be in your routine. Else you are inviting blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and what not…!!! You don’t want to look ugly right??? Buy a good face wash for your ‘rough and tough’ skin and start taking care of it.

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PS: Using a face wash never makes you less manly.

Smell good –

This is very very basic. Those sweat stains and that awful smell is just a big turn down.

Take bath daily. Invest on some good deodorant or a perfume that lasts long. Because I know you guys are not as dedicated as we are for touch ups. Once applied – done. Phew. Hence opt for a good, long lasting fragrance.

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And yes, please make sure you have some lady by your side while shopping a perfume. Because men with strong perfume on them are yet times root cause of head aches.

Tanning –

Ok, so you guys have this ‘misconception’ that, applying packs and taking care of yourself is considered ‘girly’. Well hello, letting your skin tanned like a buffalo and letting it dry like desert is not considered manly either. Sorry I might sound rude. But this is like a big  no for me, at least. I am not asking you to dip yourself in a pool of body lotions, to get silky sift skin. haha. But too much negligence about self grooming is also not acceptable.

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Apply sunscreen on arms and hands before leaving house. If you think I am asking too much, at least cover yourself before going out in sun. Do not roam around in the sun without protecting yourself, only because you are a rough and tough man. Remember, sun is tougher than you. Effects of his rays are similar on both men’s as well as women’s skin.

 

Dark lips –

You must have heard the term – kissable lips. Well, what you might not heard is it applies to you too. Those dark, chapped dry lips. Arrgghh looks like a land suffered from  drought. Kindly apply a colorless lip balm before going to bed at least twice in a week. (Ideally it should be daily. Well, considering your ‘consciousness’, I am reducing it to twice a week.) Also make sure the lip balm is colorless because, you don’t want to show off pink or red lips. That definitely will make you look ‘girly’.

These are some of the basic grooming tips I could think of. Hope it helps you.

Let me know if you guys have any query related to this post or you want me to write on something specific.

Thanks for reading 🙂

 

This is How You Can Make Use of Your Unwanted Cosmetics

There are at least few set of expensive makeup products, that are on our ‘yet to be used’ list. It also happens that, we have bought some cosmetics by making a huge hole in our pockets. But, unfortunately it didn’t succeed in spelling it’s magic on us. It’s a hard situation isn’t it? Can’t use but can’t throw them away either…

Umm what can we do to make most of the cosmetics that didn’t really worked for us???

Let’s see…

Nail Paint:

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Yet times, we buy certain’out of the world’ shades, thinking that we are gonna rock it. But sigh it didn’t make your nails look good. Instead of throwing it away, let’s use it differently.

  • To differentiate keys, paint your keys with nail paints. Next time you are searching for that one particular key from the bunch of keys, you save your time.
  • Applying nail paint on the metal also helps to protect the metal from rust.
  • You can use your old nail paint to seal an envelop.
  • You can stop a run in your tights from getting bigger by applying transparent nail paint from outside , inside over the run.
  • Often the labels on some food or medicine box gets smudged. But if the information on the label is really important, how do you protect it from smudging??? You can apply transparent nail paint over labels of any food box or medicine box to prevent labels from smudging.

 

Lipstick:

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When you are addicted to shopping lipsticks like me, you do end up buying few duds here and there. Of course we can’t just throw them away. But obviously can’t use them, because of shade, texture etc. What else can we do with that??? Let me tell you.

  • As an eyeshadow. We can’t wear certain colors on lips but we can use that same color on our eyelids as eyeshadow and still rock the look. Blend a layer of lipstick on eyelids to use it as eyeshadow.
  • To write a note. Use lipsticks to write note on mirror or paper. It adds that girly factor to the note too. You know what I mean. **wink**
  • As a cheek tint. Certain shades of pink, red and some neutral shades can be applied on cheeks as a blush. Instead of spending money on buying new cheek tints or blush, just dab a layer of lipstick on cheeks. Blend it to get that flushed look.
  • As a corrector. You might have read my post about concealers. They are used to correct the skin. It hides the skin issues like marks and gives you a nice, flawless finish. In the same post I have mentioned that concealers come in different colors. Depending on shade of your skin and how severe the skin issues are, you get to choose the right concealer. Some use read concealer to hide dark circles and unevenness around eye area. If you already have a red lipstick and you are not confident enough to carry it, don’t throw it away. Use it as a corrector next time.

 

Lip Liners:

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You guys have already read my post explicitly written about lip liners. Now, if you have some lip liners which you are not using currently, may be for the color or texture – let me tell you how to make use of them.

  • If you have neutral shade or dark shade lip liners, use them as eye liner to draw lines on your eyelids.
  • You can use dark brown shades to fill in the eyebrows too…!!!
  • Gift them to a little kid. So that he or she can use it as a crayon. (Just kidding)

 

Petroleum Jelly:

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Almost every house has this tiny box of petroleum jelly, somewhere in the corner. Even though these are on high demand during winters, to treat chapped lips. I have a dedicated post for you where I have listed a long list of the ways how this jelly can be used. Here is the direct link to the post. I am pretty sure you will be surprised to know some of the uses for sure.

Talc/ Baby Powder:

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This is considered to be the basic beauty enhancement product you find at home. But what you might not know that even an expired talc or baby powder can be used to solve many of your beauty issues. Since the list is quite long, I have posted all the uses of talc powder in skin and hair care here. Search the word ‘powder’ in the search box below or click here.

So the next time while arranging your makeup bag or throwing away those unused cosmetics, do remember the tricks I shared with you. 🙂

Tanned Feet??? This Post Will Make Them Happy Feet

Sometimes it happens with everyone of us, that even though we know the solutions to our beauty problems, we are way too lazy to execute them. I mean we silently cry due to the issues we face but not ready to spend time working for it. #typical.

I know I have quite handful of posts for taking care of feet. But my feet are the most neglected ones, when it comes to ‘skin care’. I was so lazy to buy new pair of socks(ahh whenever I buy, one of them always always manages to disappear magically…!!!), that I used to travel to office under hot sun with my feet almost open(I rarely wear closed footwear). You don’t really have to think much about the consequences I am facing because of that. Ummm tanned feet…!!! Arrggghhh…!!!

 

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They are not my feet. haha. My feet are tanned evenly. #sob

 

Skin covering our face is the most delicate one, where as the one covering feet is quite hard. Hence the care which needs to be taken differs. Even though I do know the steps I need to take care of to keep feet look fresh, I am bit lazy to follow them.

I am writing this post to share my ‘knowledge’ and with the hope to start following them by myself. Starting from today.!!

Prevention is better than cure:

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Don’t be as lazy like me. Always cover your feet too when you are going out in hot sun. A good quality shoes are the better option. This helps in preventing your feet from getting tanned. Also, in monsoon it helps in protecting feet from fungal infections caused by dirty water on roads. (Most of the Indian women can relate to this.)

 

Scrub:

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Those dry, cracked heels look really bad. (I don’t have that issue. All thanks to sweatty feet). To get rid of dead skin cells and tan to a certain extent, all you need to do is scrubbing. A pumice stone or a good foot brush will help you with this.

I use the one from The Body Shop. You can buy it from here.

 

Foot Mask:

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Yep, just like you would treat your face to get rid of tan by applying face packs, you apply a nice foot mask. There are multiple brands who have introduced so many nice foot packs and masks to the world. For removal of tan, I’m gonna list out some of the natural bleaching agents you find at home. You can mix them or can apply them individually.

PS: Click on the ingredients you wanna know more about, how to use, why to use etc.

 

  • Foot Cream:

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To lock in the moisture in order to enhance the texture of skin, all we need is a good moisturiser. I recommend this amazing foot cream from the brand The Body Shop. I had gifted this foot cream to my mom couple of months ago. She just loved it. I am sure it will work for you too. Check the full review of the foot cream here.

 

So this is how we can make our tanned feet a happy feet…!!!

I hope you try these at home and share your experience in the comments section… 🙂

If you know any more tips, do share. I would love hearing and trying out beauty recipes. 🙂

 

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 21

I know, I know, it’s been a long time you have heard from me on Mygirlypedia. I was just in my Panda mode – doing nothing, lost in my own world.

Well the most favorite day of the week is here. So I am back in the ‘form’.

Nowadays, most of us are addicted to one electronic gadget – cell phone. In fact, we don’t consider it as a separate gadget anymore. It has taken such a prominent place in our day to day life that, we have almost considered it as a part of our body. (Trust me for some. it is.)

Since most of us have social media accounts(as important as having an adhaar card). Let me just ask 5 random questions related to social media sites today.

Ready???

What is the last post on your Facebook?

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This is the petition I signed recently. This is one inhuman act done by some psycho, insane creatures(who are not fit to be called humans.) buried this innocent dog alive.

An innocent dog was sleeping on the side of the road of Agra(city where the world famous, ‘symbol of love’ Taj Mahal exists). People who were constructing the road, instead of waking the dog up, poured hot coal tar on it and crushed the dog with road roller….!!!! Humanity died pathetically, yet again.

In order to request for the maximum punishment for this psychopaths, I would urge you to sign it too.

When you are blessed with a voice, raise it to help a voiceless. 

 

What is the last picture you have uploaded on Instagram, that was clicked by you???

This picture is of the mannequins I came across while shopping in a mall here in Pune. I loved how creatively they were dressed and placed. ‘Flowers on their mind'(like literally…!!!)

What’s your last tweet is all about???

I am not much active on Twitter. But when I feel I should be a part of some important ‘twitter hashtags for a cause’, I do tweet. So, as you guys know I am from Karnataka. I had plans of shifting to Bengaluru. But this new law by BBMPCOMM, people are allowed to pet only one dog per home. Like seriously??? They are asking to choose one from many children. Abandon the rest. So I tweeted my views to support #NotWithoutMyDog

What’s the last what’s app message sent by you, right now???

I use smiles a lot. So this is the last message sent by me to my baby sissy.

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What’s your WhatsApp status??? Umm I am not talking about the one which lasts for 24 hours. The general status.

Its says – “I Believe in Karma”.

What about you???

I hope you have a great weekend ahead…!!!!

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 20

Hello Friday…. 😉

As I have promised, I’m not gonna miss this series of fun Friday questions.

It’s raining here in Pune. It’s a cool and breezy Friday for us.

Here are five random questions for this Friday… 😊

  • If you could open a restaurant, what kind of restaurant would it be?

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I would love to open pet friendly, cozy place with loads of junk food in the menu.😊 Meeting and spending time with furry friends while munching some junk food, heavenly.

  • If you didn’t have to worry about money, what would you do all day?

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I would have traveled the and made memories all over the world.

  • What movie made you cry the most?

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Hachiko. Honestly, I have not watched the movie. I know the story though. Whenever I watch the trailer of the movie I just end up crying my heart out. So I know I might not be able to come out of that pain if I watch the movie.

  • What’s your favorite vacation memory from when you were a child?

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When we were kids, my parents and us used to go out for picnics. Mom used to carry Maggie (she has her own healthy version of Maggie recipe) in hot boxes. Parking our bike and having Maggie road side, while its drizzling… It was one of the best things I used to enjoy.

  • What brings you the most joy in life?

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Helping animals. The thankfulness in their eyes, ahhh gives my heart that instant warmth.

Time for you to answer. Type your answers below.

Have a great weekend 😊

Home Remedies to Say Good Bye to Blackheads

Last week, Mygirlypedia had asked this one single question on all it’s Social Media channels -What is that one beauty problem which you are facing and which you would like to get home remedies for?

Deal was – you ask and we answer. 🙂

Thank you for responding to it with bunch of beauty issues of yours. Mygirlypedia would love to answer you all, one by one. So, today let me just start with a beauty query which was common among most of you – Blackheads.

In this post, I am gonna tell you what and how these blackheads are caused. What can be done at home to get rid of them. Ready??? Read on then…!!! 🙂

What is a blackhead???

Technically, blackheads are type of acne. As the name suggests these are tiny black bumps on skin. Caused due to clogged hair follicles.

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How are blackheads formed???

Ok, so, our each and every skin cell has these two glands – One for hair and one for oil secretion. As you guys know the oil secretion is necessary to keep the skin hydrated. You guys also know the skin type, where this oil secretion is excess. Do you???  – Check Your Answer is here. 😉

So when dry skin cells and oil secreted, get trapped inside the skin cells, it forms the bump. When this bump is closed, it is called whitehead. But when it opens, it looks black thus called blackhead.  Simple…!!!!

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What causes these blackheads???

Below are some of the major reasons for blackheads –

  • Medication
  • Hormonal changes
  • Excess oil secretion
  • Dry skin
  • Bacterial infection
  • Excess dairy products consumption

Blackheads are formed on these body parts –

  • Face (Especially on nose)
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Back

How do they look like???

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Did you just say ewww???? Well, not your fault. They do look like that. As I said before blackheads are form of pimple. Unlike pimple, these are painless. Due to their dark pigmentation, they can be easily noticed.

Home remedies for blackheads –

Even though there are methods where post giving nice steam to face, with blackhead remover, people just squeeze out the blackheads. But honestly, it takes time and it is painful. Hence listing some of the easy breezy techniques here.

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Exfoliate

Scrubbing away those dead cells can give your skin cells a chance to breath. Thus saying bye bye to blackheads.

Here are some home made scrubs you can try out.

Baking soda paste – 

Baking soda has the property to balance pH level of skin. Mix a table spoon of baking soda with water. Apply this on effected area. Massage gently. While giving mild scrubbing effect, it removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores and clean the skin cells.

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Turmeric paste – 

We all know how this magical ingredient from our kitchen shelf has helped us with our beauty issues. Turmeric paste applied and massaged on effected area, effectively kills bacteria and cures skin.

Green tea leaves – 

Take out that green tea powder from a tea bag and apply it as mask. Gently rub it while washing it off. While purifying the skin cells, it also wash away dead cells.

Peel off masks – 

There are multiple peel off masks you must have heard of or tried of. You just need to apply a layer of a mask. Let it dry. Once it is dried, peel it off. It might be painful but it does removes blackhead effectively.

Since we are discussing home remedies, the best peel off mask you can prepare at home is using egg white. Apply a layer of egg white on effected area. Let it dry. Peel it off. You can visibly see the  blackhead on the peeled mask. Eww. But your skin looks wow…!!!

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Plus, egg white is used for anti aging also. Bye bye blackhead and of course bye bye fine lines.

How to prevent blackheads –

As they say, prevention is better than cure. To avoid this nasty skin issue, follow these simple steps.

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  1. Wash your face regularly. This keeps skin pores clean.
  2. Scrub away dry skin cells at least two times a week.
  3. If you have dry skin – here are the skin care rules to keep it health.
  4. If your skin secrets oil more already, here is the guide to take care of your skin.
  5. Normal or combination skinned beauties, try to use oil free products to avoid blackheads.

I hope this post helps you totally to get rid of blackheads. anddd hello beautiful skin…!!!! :*

 

How to Get The Most From A Face Mask

Hey Pretty,

I bought a facial mask the other day… I was wondering how to get the best out of it, How to make it most effective. I found few steps to do so. Here is a quick post for smart masking… wink

Read on to know the quick and easy ways to make the most of facial masks…

💖 Exfoliate:

Before trying out masks, we need to clear the skin surface by exfoliating. Get rid of those dead cells by applying gentle exfoliate.

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💖 Wash face with warm water:

I said warm… not hot… wink Warm water will open the pores and you raise the skin’s temperature slightly. This causes blood vessels and pores to dilate in an effort to cool you down. Dermatologist suggest this because, space between the cells means there’s a greater surface area for absorption. This helps skin to absorb the product quickly.

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💖 Use facial brush:

This is optional. I prefer applying using finger tips.

But you can use facial brush for an even application and avoiding your nails becoming messy.

💖 Apply mask on Damp skin:

Damp skin acts like a sponge and it does quickly absorbs whatever comes its way. Hence, applying mask on damp skin results in a radiant skin.

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💖 Leave it on your skin for good 10 minutes:

When I say good, it has to be reaaaallllly good. Do relax for this 10 minutes to calm down your skin.

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💖 Wash the mask using cold water:

Cold water seal the pores. Thus locking the goodness in the skin.

I hope you find this post useful. Do try these tricks today for that glowing skin and of course to wash away those Monday blues…!!! Happy Masking…!!!

Keep Shining,
Pallavi ❤

Everything You Need to Know About Derma Rollers

Have you heard about the new hottest skin care trend – ‘Derma Roller’???

I will tell you allll the details about this skin care technique in this post today.

So, to start with – What is a derma roller???

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Derma roller is a tool with a wheel. The interesting part of this wheel is, it has 100 to 1000 micro needles on it..!!!

How does it works???

The whole idea behind the tool is, using the handle you will roll the wheel all over your face. The needles will penetrate into your skin and reach the area where collagen and elastin is produced.

How to Choose the Right Derma Roller for Your Needs???

Needle Length

This plays a significant role when it comes to ‘serving the purposes’. Different needles’ length, different the action.

Let me list the ideal length of needle for massaging face parts:
Forehead – Up to 0.75 mm
Under Eyes – Up to 0.75 mm
Cheeks – Up to 0.75 mm
Nose – Up to 1.0 mm
Nose Tip – Up to 1.5 mm
Chin – Up to 0.75 mm
Neck – Up to 0.75 mm
Upper Lips – Up to 0.75 mm

Derma rollers vs stamps

Number of Needles:

Roller with broader wheel with maximum needles can be ideal to treat larger areas like neck.

Smaller roller is recommended for face.

Length of Handle –

Depending on your comfort, you can choose the one for you.

Advantages of Using Derma Roller

 

  • As I mentioned earlier, it punchers skin cells. Thus helps in penetration of the products you use inside the cells. Which will help you get 100% benefits of the product you use.
  • You can get plumper lips by using derma roller over your lips.
  • The fact is it does damage skin cells. But that is how it works. As and when skin cell is damaged, there is production of collagen. Thus making the skin plumper and glow.

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  • Using roller on wrinkles can work wonders. Collagen and elastin helps in creation of new cells and bye bye Winkles.
  • Collagen production also helps in curing the skin imperfections like – scars’ marks, sun damage, hyper pigmentation, stretch marks etc.
  • Also, massaging head with derma roller will helps in producing hair growth hormones. Thus helping in hair growth and curing baldness.

 

 

Things to Consider When You Opt for Derma Roller:

 

  • Hygiene – Do not share your roller with someone else. Always clean it before using it.
  • Roller needles with length 0.50 mm or more should not be used daily. Using it frequently will cause more harm than good. Hence using them once in 4 to 6 weeks is recommended.

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  • Make sure the product which you are using on your face is safe and you are not allergic to it. Because, the darma roller helps the product to get into the skin. If you are allergic, you might end up worsening the situation.
  • Do not use it on pimples. This can cause more blunders than wonders on your skin.
  • Be extra cautious while using it around your eyes. As they are the most delicate organ.
  • If you are less tolerant to pain, this is not for you. Depending on your comfort go ahead with the method.

 

Please note:

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At the end of the day they are needles. They puncture your skin cells. Most common and obvious thing that will happen is that the bleeding and the pain.

If you are using needles with length 0.25 mm or below, the pain is very negligible or no pain. But, 0.5 mm are happened to be painful and also effective.

Only if you think your skin need the treatment and the pain is worth, go ahead. You can Buy it from here.  

Hope you enjoyed knowing a new skin care technique today. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Beauty Benefits of Soured Milk

Hey Beautiful,

Today’s post is to make you more beautiful ; that too by using something from your kitchen, you think is useless.

Yes, I am talking about beauty benefits of soured milk….!!! Milk is something which needs to handled in certain way. If there is slight sour thing gets mixed with it or if there is any  increase in temperature, milk gets spoiled. It becomes sour. With sad face, we will have to dump it.

After reading this post, I am sure you won’t dump the soured milk without getting its beauty benefits. Read on to know what actually this spoiled liquid can do to you.

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Soured milk contains enzymes and probiotics which pasteurized milk does not. These enzymes and probitics make this ideal for beauty usage.

This facial is particularly called as Lactic Acid Facial. You know milk contains lactic acid. It is said to be best to lighten skin tone. Just like curd,  rubbing the face with soured milk will make skin smooth and firm. Also helps in lightening skin tone by removing tan.

Bath

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You can add soured milk to your bath water. If the smell is strong, mix some essential oils. Using soured milk to bath, makes skin smoother and healthier.

Dry Skin

Rubbing or applying soured milk on dry skin helps in healing it by providing moisture.

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Face pack

This face pack is a bliss for those who have extreme dry skin.

Mix a spoon of sour milk, 1 banana and 1 spoon of honey.  Apply this on dry skin for 5-10 minutes. It will add moisture and leaves skin plump and soft.

For Rashes / Infection

Sour milk is proven to be having soothing properties. If applied on infected or irritated skin, will helps in healing it.

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Dipping those dry / cracked feet in a tub full of soured milk and water mixture will add moisture and thus healing the cracks. Making your feet happy.

PS: If the milk is ultra pasteurized, it will stink. Because it doesn’t contains the bacteria and enzymes which are required for the above mentioned uses. Hence do not use it.

So the next time when the milk gets sour, instead of throwing it away make the most out of it. (I mean by making best beauty uses apart from preparing cheese out of it. #wink)

 

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 5

Hey,

Hope you guys had a great Diwali…!!!

I will post pictures tomorrow, of the outfit I wore today.

It’s Friday and here are 5 Random Questions…

  1. Healthy food or junk food???

I know healthy food is must. But I can’t live without junk food. #guilty

 

  1. Who is your favorite designer???

I’m not actually into brands or something. I love wearing what I like.. But the designer outfits which are delight to watch are from Sonakshi Raj… They are feminine and unique. I like it. Also Sabyasachi designs are treat for eyes. Who is yours???

 

  1. If you are given a chance to chose who you want to be in your next life, what would be your answer???

I wanna be a hippie. Just roam around the world. Make memories. Live life totally on your terms.

 

  1. Which is the most used app in your cellphone apart from what’s app and Facebook???

 

Instagram, which is a social media app again and Nykaa/amazon app for shopping.

 

  1. Which is your favorite site???

Pinkvilla. Since my college days, this has been my favorite. It’s a bollywood site, perfect for all bollywood fans. It has all updates about bollywood and celebrities.

Today’s 5 questions are totally random. Isn’t it. Haha.

It’s your turn now. Do let me know your answers. 😘

List of Best Cosmetics, Along With Best Makeup Tips

Hey,

Diwali is just around the corner, you can find a lot of makeup, beauty and health tips in mygirlypedia.com soon….

So let me begin with a list of affordable yet the best makeup products as per different skin types.

If you are new to the world of makeup, no worries…!!! I have links for the posts which I had written earlier about details of these products.  Like how to apply, why we use. Sounds cool???

Let’s start the list to know the products that suits your skin types and needs.

If you wish to buy them, I have provided online link as well.

Primer :

For every skin type –

I would suggest one from L’Oreal Paris, Base Magique.

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Foundation :

Are you thinking whether to use it or not? Have doubts about how to apply? Allll your queries regarding foundation will be solved here.

Normal skin –

‘Fit me’ range from Maybelline is good with maximum coverage. Plus, it has many shade options which means almost everyone gets their ideal foundation.

Oily skin –

Tea tree BB cream from The Body Shop is good with medium coverage. Tea tree is proven to be good for sensitive skin.

Dry skin-

everything comes with pros and cons. Bad news is you will have to invest in good moisturizer. Best part is once you are done with applying moisturizer, you are good to use any of the foundation.

But still if you ask any particular suggestion, I would say ponds CC cream is ideal for dry skin. It’s moisturizing and covers all pigmentation and marks.

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Concealer:

You know why the Concealer is a must??? Check this post to know everything about Concealer. 

Lakme concealer is been the best one so far. It’s creamy and gives you a perfect glow by hiding all the unevenness of skin. SPF is one more added benefit of this product.

Face powder:

Normal and Oily –

Face powder from Revlon, Faces is good. It doesn’t feel caked up. They are light and many shades available too.

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Dry skin –

I personally feel dry skin beauties should avoid face powder because it absorbs oiliness and makes skin more dry.

Lipstick :

Moisturizing –

Elle 18 has one of the best moisturizing and super affordable lipsticks. There are 18+ shades to chose from. Starting from INR 100.

Matte –

Chambor Matte lipstick (You can check full review here.)

Also colorbar has some amazing shades of matte finish lipsticks,  priced 300+ INR.

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Lip gloss :

Maybelline has some very nice glosses. (Check the review here.)

Eyeshadow :

Buy Maybelline n*de eyeshadow pallet. They have multiple pallets to choose from. Soft colors to metallic colors… They have all…

Check the colors for yourself here.

Blush :

I liked the Blush from Maybelline. It’s super pigmented with affordable price.

You can also use your lipstick as your eyeshadow or Blush…!!! I do so. It’s super handy. You don’thave to go and look out a matching eyeshadow or Blush. But you save money. #yeahhh

Kajal / Eyeliner :

I love this Hyper glossy liquid eyeliner from Maybelline. Pigmentation, longitivity and price both are super cool. I have posted my whole experience here. I have posted my whole experience here. 

If you are fond of eye makeup and want any help, this post is for you. 

Mascara :

I have used mascara from multiple brands. But for me, one from Oriflame has been the best. It’s dark pigment and the applicator wand makes it an ideal one.

These are the products which are in my ‘good book’… You can find the online shopping links for each product below…

Foundation

Fit me 

The Body Shop BB cream 

Ponds CC cream 

Concealer

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick SPF 20

Face powder

Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Powder

Faces Mineral Lose Powder

Lipstick

Elle 18 Color pops lipsticks

Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick

Colorbar velvet matte lipstick

Lip gloss

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss

Eyeshadow

Maybelline eyeshadow pallet 

Kajal/ Eyeliner

Maybelline New York Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner

Blush

Maybelline New York Color Show Blush

Mascara

Oriflame The ONE Volume Blast Mascara

I hope you find this post useful… especially the beginners who wanna enhance their beauty by trying out different makeup products….

Do experiment with the makeup and shine brighter than the lights of Diwali… !!!

Some of The Best and Worst Hand Creams for Dry Hands

Hey,

As I had mentioned in my previous review, my hands are extremely dry. I always keep a good hand cream handy.

I have tried quite many hand creams till date. So thought of listing them. Few of which have already been reviewed in mygirlypedia. You can find the links mentioned for each reviewed product.

  1. Fab India Hand Cream:

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Let me start with my favorite one. This one worked like magic for me. You can check the detailed review post here.

2. Beauty Formulas Hand Cream:

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I have 2 different flavored hand creams of this brand.

  • Amber
  • Cranberry

They did a fair job.I liked Amber one more than the later one.

You can find the review of Cranberry hand cream here.

Will upload the detailed review post of Amber flavor soon.

3. The Body Shop Shea butter Hand Cream:

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I have finished using the whole tube of this cream. I am gonna buy it soon and gonna post a detailed post about this.

I liked the cream because its travel friendly, non greasy, mild fragrance and moisturizing.

Price: 779 INR

You can check out the details here.

4. Fab India Hand and Cuticle Cream:

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Price: 290 INR for 100 ml

This comes in a tub packing which is disappointing. Cream is non greasy, non runny. But It worked on my dry hands as well as on my dry feet. (Yes I sometimes use hand cream as foot cream. All thanks to my huge stock. I have to finish them right. So that I can shop some more…!!! #ConfessionofAshopaholic

Detailed Review soon…!!!

5. Oriflame Silk Soft Hand Cream:

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I have reviewed this product. Please check the post and save yourself from wasting money on this. Uggg…!!!

If your hands are dry like mine, I have a post for you.  Here you go…!!!

So, these are some of the prominent hand creams I have used till date. Hope you find this quick review post useful the next time you shop….  😉

 

My Special Birthday Gift from Someone Special

Helooooo,

It’s here… Finally it’s here… The day I keep waiting since the first day of the year… My birthday…!!! Yes it’s my birthday today. As you can see in my about section, I’m super girly and bollywood types when it comes to birthdays. Not only mine but everyone from my inner friend’s circle. I try my best to make them feel special in some way.

When I can take such an effort to make everyone happy. Don’t you think the one who is ALWAYS with me.. Who understands me more than anybody… Who takes efforts to pamper her close friends, deserve some pampering… I love myself… I think birthdays are the best days to feel myself the best in very special way. (PS: I make sure I feel special in someway everyday. After all, Mai apni favorite jo hoon… 😉 (I’m my own favorite))

So, this birthday I decided to buy that ring which I have been planning to buy since quite a long time. Almost every gal loves diamonds. Right??? Since I was caught up in my work at office, I couldn’t go to a jewelry shop to buy one. So bought it online from Ornate jewels, from whom I had purchased quite a few things last month. You can check my online shopping experience with Ornate jewels here.

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You might be thinking why a ring. As I had mentioned in some of my previous posts, I love accessories more than anything. Especially finger rings.

I’m super shopaholic. I live by the statement “If you can’t stop thinking about it, go and buy it”. This ring is something of that sort. I had seen this online a month back. I have been saving this for my special day. I’m glad I chose to buy it from Ornate.

I have seen many gals waiting for that perfect ring from a perfect guy. Well, I can guarantee that you will get that perfect ring one day but I can’t guarantee for the things which doesn’t exist. 😉

I believe we deserve every love we give to this world. The love we start receiving from the world the moment you start loving yourself. Instead of waiting for someone else to celebrate you, celebrate yourself. Everyday. Because gal, you deserve all the love and you are worth it.

Take yourself out for a nice dinner… A movie date with yourself… Gift yourself a spa session… Be creative, or be a lazy panda in your pajamas at home… In short – do whatever makes you happy.. 😉

Will spend the day in my style… After all its my day… My special day…!!!

PS: Self love is not selfish… It’s a necessity.

Love yourself…

Lots of love,
The Birthday Gal
👰💖😘

My Online Shopping Experience at Ornate Jewels

Hey beautiful,

It’s my birthday today… While all my near and dear ones are making me happy in all special ways… How can the one I love the most, the one who is always ( 24 x 7) available for me can stay back… Ummm just to avoid the confusion,let me clarify… I’m talking about myself… More about that here…

So last week I was looking for a special birthday gift for the special me… I knew what I wanted to gift myself… A diamond ring… I love silver and platinum more than gold… For this birthday, I chose to go with silver ring…

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As I couldn’t manage time to go to shop and buy it, I opted for online shopping. Now the points to worry was about reliability, finishing of ring, quality etc. Since I had shopped before at Ornate Jewelries, I visited their online site.

After browsing through their amazing designs, this ring stole my heart completely. So I added this to my cart.

You can find the details of the ring here.

The next issue was the date of delivery. I had planned to travel out of station on Thursday evening and I wanted to receive the ring before the special day. Since I was in dilemma, I didn’t buy that.

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After some time, I received a call from the owner of the Ornate Jewelry Shelly, for assistance. I had met her during my last haul so it was quite easier for her to recognize me through my blog mygirlypedia.

So I told her my concern about the delivery date and time. She being such a sweetheart, promised to get it delivered before Sunday. So I took a chance and placed the order for the ring online.

But little did I know, she had done her homework to find the person who could deliver the ring within a day. She was concerned about my birthday. As she knew that this ring is a present from me to myself on my birthday and it means a lot to me. Just to save me from disappointment, she gave her 100% to find a guy who delivered the ring within next 2 to 3 hours….!!!!!

I mean, we rarely come across someone who handles the business deals in such a gentle way. Just to make sure the customer is happy. Trust me not everyone does that.

I was on cloud nine when I received my ring. A neatly packed products. With bubble wraps.

I also received a card. This card surely brought a smile on my face.

Andddd cherry on the top were these cuties. Which Shelly sent me as a gift on my birthday…!!! Aren’t they cute.???

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They are perfect for a gal who is obsessed with lipsticks, like me.

I’m touched by the gesture. The efforts she took to make my birthday a special one. Thank you… !!!

Apart from the amazing collection of finger rings, ear rings, bracelets and pendents, they have amazing customer service. Which is most important when it comes to online shopping.

I will totally recommend Ornate Jewelry Online shop for you if you are a silver jewelry fan like me.

You can check their website here – https://www.ornatejewels.com

Thank you once again Ornate for being such a good dealer.

Love,

The Shopaholic Birthday Gal 👰😘💖

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Balm : Review

Hey,

You know what sort of lipsticks I like. I have mentioned in each and every lip product post of mine… Moisturizing one. Whenever I read the word moisturizing lipstick, I tend to get so restless unless and until I buy it. #confessionofashopaholic

So recently I saw these beautiful shades of lipsticks from the brand L’Oreal Paris. What caught my eyes was the word ‘Balm’. I love all sort of lipsticks balms. How can that shopaholic in me can sit quite without buying them. So I ended up buying it or ‘them’. Yes I bought 2 of them.

Read on whether they were worth buying or not.

Brand : L’Oreal Paris

Name : L’Oreal Paris Infallible Se*y Balm

Price : 475 INR for 3.39 grams

Number of Shades Available :

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10 (n*de to dark red shades. Quite a lot to choose from huun)

What Product Claims:

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Shade 1: Can’t Sit With Us (Shade Number 110)

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Dark red shade.

Shade 2 : Such A Babe (Shade Number 109)

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This shade is mixture of red and orange.

Packing:

This lip product comes in crayon kind of pack. You can twist it to get more product. The plastic cap is sturdy thus making it a travel friendly one. But the name written on it is a bit of less quality. As you can see in pictures it has almost vanished.

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The shade name and number has been printed on bottom of the product.

Shelf life : 29 months

Fragrance :

It has mint kind of fragrance which might be over empowering for those with sensitive nose.

Texture :

Both are sheer finish ones. As the company claims, it is non sticky. It’s smooth in texture.

Color payoff :

I was expecting color payoff a little less, considering it a balm. But it does give a nice color to lips.

Does This Transfers:

Yes since it’s a glossy finish.

Staying Power :

It stayed for 3 to 4 hours. As a balm it’s quite good. But L’Oreal claims that it gives 12 hours of moisture. Which is so untrue.

Moisturizing :

Let’s get into real deal. Is it moisturizing enough… Does this really stands for the claim ‘balm’., Noooo….!!! #screaming

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Its not going to work on dry lips. It just adds glossy tint to lips. Nothing else. I’m disappointed because of this factor. Because there are multiple lipsticks available which does the same that too with less price.

Will I Repurchase?

Never.

Will I recommend?

No… There are multiple budget friendly lipsticks available which work better than this.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 2/5 👄👄

Kylie Cosmetics Lip gloss Literally – Review

Hey,

As there is a great sale on Kylie cosmetics, I am posting a review of one of the 3 glosses I had purchased from Kylie Cosmetics, today. So that it might be helpful for you while shopping from the site.

The shade I am reviewing today is – Literally.

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Shall we start with a quick review???

Brand : Kylie Cosmetics

Shade name – Literally

Color – N*de

Price – 15 USD (Excluding Shipping and custom charges) I got this as a free one from Buy 2 get 1 offer.

Shelf life – Not mentioned

Packing

It’s packed in a hard paper box with melting lipstick cartoon on it. Outer box looks similar to that of Posie K and Candy K. Sorry I have misplaced the outer cartoon of this particular gloss.

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The gloss is packed in a sturdy glass tube. Design is typical Kylie’s black melting lipstick design.

In order to help differentiating the gloss from your collection, name of the shade is been printed on a sticker which is on the bottom of the gloss.

Travel friendly??
Yes it is. It takes very less space in your handbag so yes you can travel with it easily.

Applicator

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Same as Posie and Candy K.A soft bristled brush.

Fragrance

It has Candy like sweet fragrance. Feels like eating it. haha

Color pay off

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Color pay off is nice. But this particular shade doesn’t suit my skin tone. It some what washes me out.

Is it moisturizing

Yessss… Unlike some other gloss, it’s super moisturizing.

Staying power

Staying power is for 2-3 hours with food…!!!

The gloss does transfers and fades while having food or sipping beverage. As I said, this particular one is n*de shade. So it doesn’t add any color to your lips in particular but adds gloss.  A very light gloss remains on lips post food intake.

 

Will I repurchase???

No. This didn’t suit my skin tone. I would love to repurchase other shades though.

Will I recommend this to you???

If you are cool toned, its a NO. If you are dusky beauty, YES you will look smooky H*t with this shade for sure. #wink

Mygirlypedia rating :3/5 💋💋💋💋💋

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 3

Hey my pretty reader,

Its Friday…!!!! Time for our interactive fun post…!!!

Ready???? Okayyy…

Here are 5 random questions:

What was your childhood ambition to accomplish when you grew up?

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I am a chocolate lover since childhood. I just wanted to buy tons of chocolates for myself and shop things of my choice.

Are you a mom of a pet???

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Yes I have a kitty. I am a proud cat mommy. 🙂 If you are too, you know I love you already.

Are you a bathroom singer???

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I am. Aren’t you??? Come on, thats the place where your voice sound magiocal no matter how it sounds outside…!! #haha

Which is your favorite fragrance???

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Ummm difficult to pick but if I have to chose one, I would go with Black perfume from Zara. It smells heavenly.

When was the last time you had a long vacation???

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I had been to the heaven on earth – Leh Ladakh last year, for an entire week. I must say there is a magic in the air, in Ladakh. The huge mountains, kind people, prayer flags, Buddha statues  do change the way you think about life in many ways.

Now its your turn. Let me know your answers now…!!!

Do leave your answers below in the comments section and help me know my precious readers more, in a better way…!!!

Happy weekend gal…!!!

 

Good news for Kylie Cosmetics’ Lovers

Hey,

You might have seen my posts on Mygirlypedia, about different kylie cosmetics I own.

If you were thinking of buying any of their products, it’s the right time now…!!!

It’s an end of season sale at Kylie cosmetics. #happydance

It’s flat 20% off….!!! Offer lasts only for 48 hours…!!! So hurry up…!!!

I’m planning to buy one more Blush… Do check and let me know what’s in your list…!!!

I have reviewed few products from Kylie Cosmetics, it might be helpful for you to shop. Do have a look.

Posie K lip gloss

Posie K lip liner

Hopless Romantic Blush

Candy K lip gloss

I have one more gloss named literally. I will review the gloss today.

In case you are worried about international shipping and stuff, do check my post about my Shopping Experience at Kylie cosmetics.

Head to kyliecosmetics.com now to shop products of your choice, before it gets sold out…!!!

Happy Shopping and Happy Friday…!!! 😘💋

Tips to Keep Nails White and Clean

Hey You,

Its almost a Friyay…!!!

Adding one more page to my Nail care book, here is the new post.

You might have checked pictures of my nails in the previous posts on nail paints. I have currently long nails. I am moody when it comes to length of nails. I sometimes tend to cut them and keep it shorter and neater. Some times grow them like a vampire. #haha

But irrespective of the length, one thing I take care is the health of the nails. I make sure they get time to breath and also the hygiene they need. Because brittle / yellow / stained nails look really bad. Don’t you think so??? huun??

Today I am gonna write a short post about my tried and tested nail care tips.

Read on to know how to take care of those beautiful nails of yours.

Toothpaste:

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Yes. I apply toothpaste on my nails. Leave it for 5-10 minutes. Clean it with water. This makes nails whiter and brighter. #tada

Lemon Juice:

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As I have mentioned in the post about beauty benefits of lemon, it is a bleaching agent. Dip nails in lemon juice for 5-10 minutes daily. Till you achieve the goal of making nails nicer.

Baking Soda:

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Just like lemon, this is whitening agent. Apply the paste made of baking soda and water on nails. Wash it after 5-10 minutes.

Hydrogen peroxide:

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This is my favorite for cleaning my nails. Drop few drops of hydrogen peroxide solution on nails. You can see the dirt coming out of your nail #ewww and best part is it cleanses your nail instantly. Make it super clean and shiny.

Base coat:

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Applying a base coat is a must before nail paint. Base coat acts as a protection layer and protects from chemicals which are there in nail paints.

Buff the nails:

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With nail buffer, buff the nails to get instant white nails. I always carry a nail buffer in my purse. For that quick fix. Just to avoid breaking nails. Whenever there is a little crack in the nail, i fix it with nail buffer. I am sure many of you can relate to the pain when ‘ Nail breaks’. More painful than a heart break. #GirlsProblems

White pencil:

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Take a white pencil and paint underneath of each nail. I had bought a pencil from the body shop too. But this didn’t work for me. Give a try for this method and let me know if it works for you.

Good Quality Nail Paints:

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Always apply good quality nail paint ONLY. the cheap ones have harsh chemicals which will do more bad than good to your nails.

Let them Breath:

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I make sure I don’t wear nail paint for 1-2 days at least before applying next nail color. They need some break too right???

So these are my methods to keep nails clean and healthy.

PS: A special note to a special reader of mine. If you find your nails yellow. I would suggest you to consult a doctor. Nails predict a lot about our health. It might be a health issue. So take it seriously…!!!

I hope you find these tips useful.

Have happy nails…!!!!

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Eye Candies for You…!!!

Hey,

How was your day??? Let me make your day a better one by treating you with some nice ‘eye candies’…!!! We should appreciate beauty, just like men do. Don’t you think so??? And we gals harrrdly get to see some good looking men. #Drought I say.

So I am gonna show you some of the most handsome men in the world…!!  Ready for some treat for your tired soul and eyes..!!!

10. Brad Pitt

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Angelina and Jennifer Anniston’s ex husband. He is like those cadbury chocolates for most of us. All time favorite. I had also read a quote. “If Jeniffer can get over her breakup with Brad pitt, honey you can too”

9. Salman Khan

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Our Sallu. That handsome body and the charm he has definitely makes him one of the desirable bachelors of India.

8. Hrithik Roshan

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He is Indian but he is usually called as Greek God. All thanks to his hot chizelled body and sharp features. And those eyes…!!! #DreamWorld…!!!

7. Tom Cruise

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The name is enough to get most of the girls blush. His smile, his perfect body, cool hairstyles… #EveryGalsDream

6. Leonardo Dicaprio

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My first celebrity crush ever. #haha The scene in which he dies and the heroine let him drown in the mob=vie Titanic, I was left teary eyed. I never wanted him to die. That smile and eyes… #SkipABeat

5. Omar Borkan Al Gala

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Born in 1989 in Iraq. He is blessed with nice features. Those se*y eyes…  and uff that beard. #InstantLove

He was once asked to leave a religious function because women seemed distracted looking at him. #CantBlameThem

4. Milind Soman

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He is wine. I mean he is 51 and getting more smoky hot every passing day. The moment where he comes out of the box in the song – ‘Made in India’, made every gal blush and dream about him. I am sure all the 90’s gals know what I am talking about. #wink

He is a great inspiration to be fit and healthy. He has completed Iron man challenge and won our hearts yet again…!!!

3. Ian Somerhalder

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While I started watching Vampire Diaries, I was silently scared as vampires blood was not my type. But when this bad vampire entered the show, his charm, those eyes, smile the way he delivered the dialogues…!!! oh man… #LoveatFirstSight

He was born in 1978. Age is just a number when the guy is so good looking. #FacePalm

2. Robert Pattinson

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The twilight star was born in 1986 in UK. After watching the twilight series, I m pretty sure many gals like me, secretly wished for a boy friend like him. Even if he is a vampire #WeDontCare unless and until he is Robert.

1.Jason Momoa

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Game of Thrones. One main reason for me to start watching the show. Him…!!!! Unfortunately he made me cry when he died on screen. #sob But, his height, that fit body, his eyes, a bad boy look and the way he smiles. Ufff Hotness personified…!!! He is my recent crush. Who is yours??? #haha

Even though not every one of us say about their crushes openly, I know most of us do appreciate the beauty silently. Hope you enjoyed watching these handsome men from my list of most handsome men. .#Wink