Everything You Need to Know About Piercing

Piercing, my second favourite body art. First being, tattoos..!!

Well, I have always loved accessories. Getting my ears pierced to flaunt some nice pieces of jewellery was in my list and I did get pierced. Let me share my experience and things I learnt through it.

  • Types:

There are two types of procedures to get pierced.
a. With piercing gun
b. With needle

Let me tell you more about them.

a. Piercing gun:
Here, they use this tool to puncture your ears. The earring with sharp end is placed on the gun. Keeping ear in between, the tool is pressed just the way a gun is trrigered.

Pros:

  • It’s very quick.
  • Doesn’t hurt.

Cons:

  • Compared to needle piercing, this method is quick and thus it damages skin cells more.
  • Gun needs to be properly sterilized to maintain good hygiene.

b. Needle:
This is oldmethod. A needle is used to puncture the body part to pierce the ornament.

Pros:

  • It’s slow and thus very less damage to skin cells.

Cons:

  • Compared to gun, it’s a bit time consuming.
  • It’s slightly painful than the gun one. But totally bearable.

My first piercing was done using piercing gun. (Which costed me 400 INR for both the ears.)

Second is done using needle. (Total cost was 1200 INR for both the ears. You will know why it was expensive in next points. )

Now that I have experienced both the types, let me share my experience with you.

  • Hygiene:

Make sure you get your piercing done from a good place. Hygiene being the primary point to take care, make sure the gun or the needle used are thoroughly sterilized.
During the first one, I was so excited that I didn’t do my homework about the piercing and care etc. By the word of mouth I just knew that the gun piercing is quick and painless. When I look back, I remember the person at the studio hadn’t even sterilized the gun..!!!
Second one as I said was done by needle. The needle was a new one, removed from sealed packing in front of me. The one who did my piercing had wore fresh pair of gloves. The earrings which were used post piercing were also sterilized. Once the piercing is done, the fresh piercing was cleaned using sterilizing solution.

  • Jewellery/ Ornament:

Ornament they put post piercing is something they give you. It’s included in the total charges they charge you for the piercing. Because the ornament should have a specific thickness. The choice of ornament will be totally yours. But make sure the studio/ shop has good number of choices to make. For the first piercing, I had been offered studs. For the second, I wore theses half rings. Theses half rings are easier as compared to the studs. Because studs hurt or poke while you sleep on them. But theses rings won’t. Also moving rings is easier as compared to studs. Studs usually have press locks. Which usually tend to become loose. Only con I can think about half rings is that the hair strands tend to stuck in them. If you happen to pull hair up to tie the bun, heavy chances are that you will be pulling your earrings along with them. Thanks to hair that gets tangled in half rings.

Bonus Tip:

The ornament or the earring in my case, should not be removed for a month. Reason being, the piercing ultimately which is a wound, can heal real quick and the hole might gets closed faster while it’s not healed completely. One of my friends had removed the earring in the night while the wound was just a week old. She couldn’t put it back in the morning because the hole or the wound was almost covered.

  • Post Piercing Care:

Post piercing care should be taken seriously. You got to wash the pierced area with warm salt water twice a day. This will make sure there is no bacterial infection.
Bonus point – Please wipe the salt water. If it gets accumulated, it will leave dark mark. If there is moisture, there is good chance you might get minor infection.

  • Healing Process:

You got to move the pierced ornament while the wound is healing. This will make sure the ornament doesn’t get stuck in the wound and helps in healing too. Bonus tip here is – make sure you have applied oil while you move the ornament. While it’s dry and if you try to move it, it is going to hurt more as it gets stuck when it’s dry.

Bonus Tip:

In the process of applying oil and moving the ornament, the earring/ the ornament might get lose. Especially the one with pressed lock. In this case, chances are high that the ornament just fall off. Take care of that..!!! I had experienced this in the middle of a night, while the wound was couple of weeks old. I gathered the courage and put it back even though it was hurting so much. I am so glad I did because if I had thought of putting it back in the morning, the hole might have covered up.! Then I had to get new piercing done at the same place all over again.

  • It hurts:

Every time when the ornament is pulled or gets stuck (in my earrings’ case, they get stuck with hair/ cloth), hurts. Till the time it heals, we will have to bare this inconvenience.
When I had the piercing done with the gun, it had hurt me real bad. Trust me, there were nights when I had though I will just remove it. I had also developed infection during the first piercing/ gun one.
My second one has been a good one. No much pain, no infection as such. #touchwood.

But I must say one thing, no matter what the final look or the vibe theses piercings give, makes it all worth the pain and care we take. It’s not only a symbol of fashion, but also an identity. To shop, wear, mix and match earrings and studs is something I have fallen in love with.

Hope this helps you to choose right method of piercing and all the care you need to take for that one month, while it heals.

Here is a chatty video where I have shared my experiences. Also, flaunted my piercings. Wanna see my piercings I spoke about??? Watch them here.

Causes and Remedies to Treat Dark Underarms

When the skin covering our underarm area is few shades darker than our skin tone, that is what we call dark underarms. Yet times, dark underarms can lower the fun and confidence while we are in sleeveless outfits. We tend to hesitate to throw our hands in the air and be free, if we have darker underarms. This post is going to help you with that.

What Causes Dark Underarms:

They say prevention is better than cure. In order to prevent further darkening, let’s see what are the things that are causing dark underarms.

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  • Dead skin:
    Like facial skin, skin covering our body also needs exfoliation. Reason being the accumulation of dark skin cells. As the dead skin accumulate, they make skin look dull and dark.
  • Shaving:
    Shaving cuts the hair, it doesn’t remove the hair from roots. Once we shave, the hair follicles are still there. They make the skin look slightly darker.
  • Deodorant:
    I agree that a deodorant is a must to smell good, but I always prefer and suggest to use perfume over a deodorant. Using perfume over the outfit is much better than using it straight on skin. Chemicals in the deodorants can cause skin darkening, if used for longer period of time.
  • Hyper-pigmentation:
    It is a skin condition where the production of melanin (responsible for skin tone) is slightly higher at certain part as compared to the other parts of the body. In this case the extra amount of melanin produced, makes skin look darker. Which we usually call dark patches.
  • Tight Clothes:
    This might come as a surprise. But skin covering under arm area is slightly thin. The friction caused by the tight clothes can irritate the are underarms and result in discoloration.
  • Bacterial Infection:
    Due to lack of hygiene, there might be infection caused by bacteria.
  • Smoker’s Melanosis:
    Smoking kills. It also ruins the skin condition. Smoker’s Melanosis is a condition caused by tobacco where the underarms gets darker.
  • Sun exposure:
    Not only the underarms, if we get exposed to direct sunlight for longer period, we might end up with sun burns or tanning on the exposed area.
  • Hormonal Issues:
    If you are under any medications or there is fluctuation in hormones, there is a chance that the skin gets these dark patches.
  • Skin Disorders:
    There are certain skin disorders which result in dark patches.

How to Cure Dark Underarms:

Now that you know most of the causes for nasty patches, you are half way there. You now know what not to do and what to do to get brighter, healthy underarm skin.!

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  • Waxing Over Shaving. When we wax, the hair strands are removed from their roots. So the skin won’t look dark.
  • As mentioned above, use perfumes on your outfits rather than using it on your skin. But please make sure the perfume won’t leave any stains on your outfit. You need to consider this point especially when it is oil based one.
  • Try to avoid wearing tight clothes. Not just because of the dark patches, but also sometimes it causes irritation to small blood veins. Which might also end up causing further more skin issues. Choose free, loose clothes. Let your skin breath.
  • Maintaining a good hygiene is the key. Shave the hair on the underarm area frequently. Use talcum powder to keep the area dry and free from bacteria.
  • Apply sunscreen on to your underarms if you are going out in sun wearing sleeveless outfits, where the area is going to be exposed directly to sun.
  • Scrubbing away the dead cells can make the skin look fresh and bright, it includes the skin covering underarms too. Regular scrubbing the underarm area can give you good results.
  • Try some homemade masks using brightening agents like curd or lemon. Apply curd on to the area in need and wash with water after 10 minutes. Lemon juice is slightly acidic and if you have dry or any wounds on the area, lemon juice might cause slight burning sensation. But with regular use, you can get rid of dark patches.
  • If the condition didn’t improve despite of following these remedies, please see a good dermatologist. Because if the issue is inside the body (like hormones or skin disorder), a good doctor’s help would surely help.

Hope you find this post useful.

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.

Home Remedies to Treat Dark Underarms

Even though the summer is over, we still love wearing those cold/off shoulders or sleeveless tops or dresses this season. Bright colored outfit is going to brighten a gloomy day anyways….!!!

One thing to take care of, while wearing outfits that’s gonna expose your underarms area is the dark patches on the area. You might have also noticed ladies who have darker armpits as compared to their overall skin tone. That looks bad. Isn’t it???

Reason might be due to excess use of hair removal creams, deodorants(you should not use perfumes or deodorants directly on your skin. Check this post about perfumes to know more about it. ) or may be due to excess sun exposure. Reasons may vary but I have a list of home remedies which you can try out to get the one solution.

Ready to know the recipes?? Hope on…

Lemon:

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When I hear the word skin whitening, one home remedy that comes to mind is ‘lemon juice’. (More about beauty benefits of lemon juice, here.)
All you need to do is apply a layer of freshly squeezed out lemon juice on your armpits. Let it dry and them wash it with warm water.
With regular use, it’s proven to lighten the armpits.

 

Potato:

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Lemon and potato are like the president and vice presidents of the kitchen’s department of ‘skin whitening’. Just like the lemon, potato juice helps in brightening skin.
I know squeezing out lemon juice is way more easier than that of potato. You need a little more effort of grating potato to get the juice out of it. Apply this fresh juice on the effected area and leave it for sometime. Wash with warm water. It may or may not show the results within one use. But, with regular use, it will.

 

Multani Mitti:

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One more ingredient for skin brightening is fuller earth, which is popularly known as multani mitti. In order to apply you need to make a paste out of this dry powder. For which, you can mix fuller earth powder with rose water or even with regular water.
Apply a thin layer on underarm area. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and rinse with water.
Please note, you don’t have to leave it till it dries of completely. Because it might just make the area dry by absorbing all the moisture of the skin, on which it’s applied.

 

Cucumber:

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As cool as this vegetable is for summers when consumed, it is cooler for eyes and to skin when applied. Rub freshly cut cucumber pieces on the effected area. Along with soothing, it will brighten up the underarms.

 

Exfoliation:

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You can either use dry brushing technique or try some home made scrubs to scrub away those dark and dead skin cells. Along with brushing away the layer of skin, it also unclogs the pores. You guys know clogging the sweat glands causes skin infection, which I have explained in this post.

 

Baking Soda:

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Just like you use this one good ingredient for brightening your teeth, you can apply mixture of baking soda and water paste on dark patches to lighten the skin.

 

Orange peels:

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Ok, for this you really need time and patience. If you have them, go ahead. One thing to mention, the results are totally worth the efforts.
In order to use orange peel, you got to dry them under the shade. Once they are dried, grind them to make powder out of it. As you guys know we can’t apply dry powder as a pack. All we need is a paste like consistency. To make a paste, mix the powder with rose water or regular water. Apply this paste on under arms and let it dry for 10 minutes, before washing using warm water.
With regular use, it not just going to brighten the underarm area, it also makes it smell good with fruity fragrance. So, bye bye bad odour.

 

Milk:

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For a milky white underarm area, apply a layer of raw milk on it. Leave it for a while and then clean with water.

 

Coconut oil:

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This is one magical oil that almost every south Indian swear by. This oil can heal anything. Like literally. haha. Applying coconut oil on armpits is going to add moisture and lighten the skin in and around it.

More beauty benefits of coconut oil here.

 

Saffron:

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Saffron is one more Ayurveda ingredients used since ages for skin treatments. Dip few strands of saffron in milk. Apply this mixture on darkened area. Results are effective.

 

Things you need to avoid in order to avoid dark underarms:

After all, prevention is always better than cure. Isn’t it???
1. Do not use hair removal cream frequently. Once in a while, is fine. But always??? Na. If you use razor, you guys know it just cuts the hair strands. Doesn’t remove them from roots. Thus giving an illusion of dark underarms. Best solution??? Out of different hair removal techniques, go for waxing. It not only removes hair from roots, giving you a clean look, but also it removes the dead skin layer. Thinking about the pain??? Na… you will get used to it. hehe.

  1. Do not use perfumes directly on skin. Perfumes contain more alcohol that causes skin darkening. (Here is how you can use perfume without harming your skin and clothes).

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  1. Do not over expose your skin to hot sun. More exposure, more skin damage.

  2. Weight loss.!!! When we exceed the idol weight, fat of our body that gets aggregated under the arms rub against the garments and can lead to dark underarms.

  3. Regular hygiene is important, to avoid dark underarms. Do not skip shower and also regular exfoliation helps you keep skin healthy.

I hope these help you if you have dark underarms. The next time you wear sleeveless dresses, you don’t have to be conscious about dark patches. Flaunt those white underarms with grace.

Microblading – Lazy Girl’s Easiest Way To Get Thick Eyebrows

Thick eyebrows are sign of youth. Some of the Bollywood heroines like Deepika Padukone, Aditi Rao Hydari are changing the brow game with thick eyebrows. Even some of the international models are flaunting their bushy brows.

 

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My Favorite Actress – Deepika Padukone

 

If you are longing for those lustrous eyebrows, you can either try out some homeremedies to grow them. Provided, you have ample amount of patience and time. Else, there is this new technique called ‘microblading’ which will fulfil your desire of getting thick eyebrows within minimal time.

What is Microblading?

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You must have read my post about permanent makeup. Where I have mentioned how tattoo artists give you a fuller eyebrow look by actually drawing fine tattoo lines. These fine strokes look similar to natural eyebrow hair. Microblading is similar to that but, it’s a temporary one. The end results are so natural, no wonder microblading is also called as 3D Eyebrow Embroidery Magic.

How it is done?

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As I said it’s a temporary tattoo. Firstly, with a help of a pencil, the artist or the one who is conducting microblading will draw eyebrows. You will get to chose the shape of the eyebrows, which you think suits you the most.
Once you decide the shape of the eyebrows, a numbing cream is applied on and around the eyebrow bone. Then the color pigments are injected within the lines drawn. Since the area is numbed, a slight tingling effect is what you are going to experience.

How much time does this procedure takes?

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The complete procedure takes around 3 hours, max. Once done, it takes time to settle. In the first month itself, it might fade a bit. You need to decide the tone of the eyebrows. If you are happy with the faded tone, well and good. Else, you might opt for a touchup or two, which takes maximum of 40 to 45 minutes.

How long does this lasts?

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This solely depends on your skin type. For some it might lasts as long as 18 months. Later that, it gradually fades away.

What about the post care?

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Since these are color pigments, there is high chance that they might get washed away with water. Hence, washing your face or at least your forehead is not recommended for 10 days. Just like you would avoid excess sweating in case of post tattoo care, you got to avoid excess sweating if you get microblading done. Post mentioned days, you can use gentle exfoliator or face wash to wash the entire face.

Pros of getting microblading done:

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  • The wish to get thick eyebrows is achieved in less time, without fear of losing anymore eyebrow hair. #HappyUs
  • Time saving. You don’t have to spend time grooming your eyebrows everyday.
  • Saves money you spend on products to groom eyebrows.
  • Unlike permanent makeup, the microblading is not permanent, you don’t have to worry that you might get bored of same eyebrow shape. As and when it fades away, you can try out something new.
  • It is comparatively a less painful procedure.
  • Economical one. Costs you less compared to other cosmetic treatments.

 

Cons of microblading:

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  • It is not one time process. Since color pigment used are not permanent, you will need touch ups.
  • Just like tattoo, some might be allergic to the color pigments used.
  • There are chances that you might end up hurting your skin, if the artist is not well versed with the procedure.
  • So that was the physical pain. You might also end up hurting yourself mentally if you get it done by a not so experienced artist. A small mistake with the shape, you might have to face the embarrassment till the time the eyebrows fade away.
  • If the instruments used for microblading are not followed appropriate hygiene, you might get some contagious diseases.
  • Even though a numbing cream is applied before starting the procedure, there are chances that the cream might not be effective for some skin type. So, the procedure might turn up slightly more painful.

 

So, if you are too lazy to try out home remedies to grow your eyebrows and still wish for thick eyebrows ‘instantly’, you know what to do. wink

 

For Girls Who Wear Glasses

Do you guys agree that we live in ‘screen age’. You know, just like stone age. Screen age – because our eyes are constantly on some or the other screens. Be it a computer’s screen, cell phone screen, tablet, television. Ahh the list is long…!!!

When our eyes are strained by looking at such screens for so long, there is definitely high chance we end up getting eye problems. Starting with the spectacles. Arrgghhh these spectacles doesn’t let us flaunt the beautiful eye makeup we apply. Even I do wear spectacles. I know the trouble. They make us look like a geek. To skip this pain, most of them opt for contact lenses. But to those who are scared to use one, like me, just wear their spectacles without having much options.

But no worries, there are set of makeup tips, that will definitely make you look pretty even behind  those frames.

Eye Makeup Lovers, Choose Bigger Frames

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If you are a lover of heavy eye makeup, try bigger or large frames. It will not only help you let your eye makeup show up through the glasses but also add a slight variation to your geeky look.

Use a good moisturiser and foundation with good coverage around nose.

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Even if the spectacles are light like a feather, they always end up leaving those nasty red marks on either side of the nose. In order to hide that, we definitely need good products.

Blot the makeup, especially around eyes to avoid your frames getting caked up.

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No matter how good your cosmetic is, the frame of your spectacles gets those on them. In order to avoid makeup coming off to your frames, blot the makeup.

Curl your eyelashes

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Especially if you have long eyelashes, you know the pain. As and when eyelashes hit the lenses, they leave the lenses blurry. So, curling them can keep them away from lenses in a better way. In case you want to know how to use eyelash curler, check this video of mine.

Don’t forget the mascara

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The thick eyeliner/Kajal might get unnoticed behind the glasses, but not those lustrous eyelashes. Invest on some good mascara(I recommend this one), apply them on the roots to get those thick eyelash look.

Go Easy With Eyeshadows

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Dark toned colors look heavy behind the glasses. Hence, if you wear eye glasses, go for neutral shade eyeshadows.

Concealer is A Must Below The Eyes

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Some girls have this misconception that glasses hide dark circles around your eyes. But, in reality, they magnify them. Hence do not skip concealers. Apply a good concealers below eyes to get that flawless look. If you are looking for a budget friendly concealer with good coverage, here are my recommendations.

Eyebrows

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As I had mentioned in one of my posts about eyebrows, they definitely can change the way your face look. Shaping the eyebrow should be In your list if you are opting for eyeglasses. They give you the desired look.

If you are wondering which eyebrow shape looks good on you, refer this post.

In case you have thin eyebrows and want to grow them, you can check out my secret recipe for a homemade serum to grow them.

Cat Eyes

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When you are in doubt about eye makeup, go for a simple yet elegant cat eyed look. If you are new to eye makeup and want to know how to draw eyeliner, here is an easy breezy tutorial for you.

Balancing is the Key

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If your frame is heavy or black, go with bold lips. Dark colors look super elegant with dark frames.

Keep Your Glasses Clean

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I Start My Day at office, with cleaning The glasses using lens cleaner. For two reasons.  Because the frame happens to contain bacteria and blurry lenses never serve the purpose. In order to avoid the skin breakouts, always keep them clean.

 

See, being a Chashmish (name given to the one who wears spectacles) is not old schooled or about looking geeky any more.

 

My Take On Himalaya Face Pack

Hi,

Which is your favorite face pack??? No, I am not talking about home made one. If I have to ask you, which is your face pack from the ones you get in market… which one would it be??? Mine is this one.

Recently, I wanted to buy a new face pack as I was bored with the ones I have. But not in a mood to spend much on one.

I have heard a lot about the brand Himalaya, which is known for its good products with safe ingredients. Plus prices are comparatively low for the quality of their products. I have used their body lotion before. It had turned out to be a good one. So, after looking at different shelves in the shop for face packs, going through different types of face packs of same range which are meant to serve different skin purposes, picked up this one. Lets see whether this pocket friendly product turned out to be skin friendly or not.

Brand:

Himalaya

Name:

Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Pack

Price:

135 INR for 100 gm (Affordable I say)

You can try out smaller version for testing purpose too. 50gm will cost you 75 INR.

Shelf Life:

What Company Claims???

Himalaya Herbals Fairness Face Pack lightens and evens skin tone, reduces dark spots and blemishes, reduces visibility of dark circle, nourishes skin and moisturises the skin. It is enriched with natural ingredients like walnut which act as natural exfoliator helping remove dead cells, impurities and black heads. Himalaya Herbals Fairness Face Pack help to clean the skin surface making skin look soft, healthy and supple.

Removes dirt.

Exfoliates the skin without being harsh on the skin.

Made with natural ingredients.

Ingredients:

Seems to be safe…

Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haridra) Juglans regia(Walnut, Akschota) Crocus sativus (Saffron, Kumkuma)

Packing:

A very first reason to opt for Himalya face pack is, apart from being good ingredients it is also a hygienic packing. The tube packing helps in maintaining hygiene because we don’t have top dip fingers in it to take out the product. Like we do in case of tub packing.

This off white and green combo plastic tube has flip cap. Which is tight and thus it can be carried while we travel. Also, you can squeeze out required quantity of face pack without having to worry of any spillage or wastage.

Fragrance:

Strangely it smells like lacto calamine lotion.

Texture:

It is creamy.

How to Use:

Apply it evenly on face leaving mouth and eyes(obviously. And yes nostrils. Because of the obvious reason haha) Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Remove with wet sponge/towel. Rinse with cool water.

I am suggesting to use towel because this face pack is thick in texture. Its not easy to wash with water in one go.

My take:

Something that made me pick this face pack is it’s ingredients. Turmeric has antibacterial and healing properties, walnut is good for scrubbing. Kesar/Saffron is the queen of home remedies when it comes to skin.

I applied this on my face. It feels like a thick layer of cream on your face. It doesn’t give you any cooling or burning effect. Just let it stay on face for 15-20 minutes. It doesn’t really dry fast as it’s thick in texture. But let me tell you one thing, a common mistake we all do when we apply face packs. Not all the face packs need to be left till they dry. The idea here is to get most of benefits from face pack not to dry the face pack on our faces. Some face packs, as and when they dry they absorb all the natural oil from your face too…!!!

So post the specified time, tried washing it with water. But washing cream away is not an easy task. Patches of cream are still be there on face. So using a cotton pad or towel would be more handy. Plus using cotton pad or a cotton towel has the benefit of scrubbing also. Thus bye bye dead cells.

Once I had cleaned my face completely, I liked the glow it gave to my skin. Even though it didn’t really last that long, but that instant glow is worth trying this face pack for. Plus it didn’t dry my skin like some other packs and left skin super cleaned. #HappyMe

As per as skin lightening is concerned, I didn’t see much of that. It does add that glow and instant brightening. But no long lasting skin lightening benefits as such.

Good things about Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Pack :

  • Affordable
  • Gives nice glow
  • Cleans skin very well
  • Does not dry skin
  • Safe ingredients
  • Travel friendly packing
  • Availability – available both at local drug stores as well as online.

Not so good things about Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Pack :

  • Glow doesn’t really lasts longer
  • Can’t clean only with water. Need cotton pads to clean it completely from face.

Will I repurchase???

Yes(but once I finish all my stock of other face packs). I liked the way it adds glow and brightens skin tone in one use.

Will I recommend???

Yes. Its within budget, brightens skin tone, adds glow. I guess it’s a good deal for the price we are paying. Ideal to use before any special events to attend.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3.5/5

Things to Know Before Opting for Contact Lenses

Leonardo DiCaprio – My First ever crush…!!!!

You might be thinking how’s this is related to this post??? Yes it is.

Leonardo DiCaprio, whom I fondly call ‘Titanic Hero’ (since childhood. Come on I didn’t even bothered to know his ‘real’ name that time) my first ever crush… I was very young when I watched the movie – Titanic. I know most of us have this epic love story in our ‘favorite’ list. The thing which made me fall for him is his eyes. Those blue eyes… Awww… As a kid I was really attracted to those eyes.

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Post watching the movie, my secret wish was to get spectacles. So that eventually I get to wear these colored contact lenses. I wanted light colored eyes, post watching those beautiful eyes in the movie. I know when we were kids we used to not think technically. Well, that’s the beauty of innocence may be.

As I grew up, I did got spectacles(all thanks to my job where I spend most of time in front of computer screen. Huuh) but didn’t try lenses. Reason??? I got to know most of the things about lenses which we should know before opting for them. Interested to know??? Read on…!!!

Get an contact lenses examination done:

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Eyes are delicate and important part of our body. Not everyone is comfortable wearing contact lenses. Its always preferred to contact the doctor to get the examination done. So that you get to know which contact lenses would suit you and fit you.

Choose the right type of lenses:

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There are multiple types like –

  • Soft lenses

a. Daily wear lenses: Which you can wear on daily basis. Before hitting bed you will have to remove this to clean it daily.
b. Extended wear lenses: Which you can wear even while sleeping. But make sure you clean it at least once in a week.
c. Disposable lenses: Use it once and dispose.

  • Hard lenses

Choose the one based on your comfort/need.

Wearing and removing lenses needs practice:

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You might have seen how to wear contact lenses. Its not easy. At least at first, it seems so. Whenever I have talked to my friends who wear contact lenses, have told me that wearing them is easy than removing them from eye balls. Phew I am personally horrified by the sight of it.

Hygiene is important:

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Lenses should be germ free and sanitised before putting them on your eyeballs. Thanks to the solution that comes with box of lenses. It helps in disinfecting and keeping the lenses super clean. You just have to dip the lenses in the solution. Easy huun??

Store them properly:

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Lenses come in a tiny case. Which of course should be cleaned enough so that you don’t end up causing any infection on your eyes through unhygienic lenses. For first times, doctors suggest disposable lenses. You wear it for a day and throw it away. No need to worry about maintenance.

You can not wear contact lenses all the time:

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You should remove the contact lenses while swimming and taking bath. For obvious reason, you might end up washing them off from your eyes. Obviously before going to bed you need to remove the lenses, unless you want to see your dreams in HD(High Definition) #JustKidding.

Choose the color wisely:

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If you are opting for colored lenses, think twice before choosing a color. Because not every color suits everyone. Keeping your skin tone in mind, we need to opt for the color. Because we don’t want to end up scaring people around… haha

So these were the points which we need to make sure are checked before getting contact lenses for ourselves.

Hope this helps you…!!!

Do you wear contact lenses??? I am sure you have some ‘contact lenses experience’ to share. Do share with us in comments section below..!!!

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. 🙂