Tried and Tested Tips to Avoid Chapped Lips

Dos, Don’ts and Special bonus tips to keep your lips soft and plump this winter.

Hello My Dear Beautiful Reader,

Winter is here. It’s too chilly here at Pune since a week. While I enjoy taking long cozy naps, my skin is screaming for more and more moisture day by day..!!

Skin covering lips is the thinnest layer of skin. Which makes it more prone to climatic changes and it requires more care. Today, I am going to share some tried and tested tricks and tips to take care of your lips so that you avoid cracked or chapped lips.

  • Firstly moisturization. Add a good moisturizing lip balm in your beauty routine. Apply, reapply whenever needed. I would recommend this lip balm
  • Use lip balm with SPF before you step out. This avoids sun damage while keeping your lips moisturized.
  • Scrubbing is a must. You can use some homemade scrubs or a good scrub from market to scrub away the dead skin cells from your lips. You can use scrub daily or 2-3 times a week. Scrubbing lips also promotes blood circulation and make lips look plump. I love these two scrubs the most – Forest Essential Lip Scrub and MAC Lip Scrub. If you are looking for DIY lip scrub recipes, here you go. 
  • Drink loads of water. Water not only flushes out toxins from body but also keeps skin hydrated from within.

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  • Lip mask are best friends in winter. Just like sheet masks for face, we do get masks for lips. All you need to do is place them over your lips to add deep moisture. There are lot of brands which have introduced some good lip masks to the market. If you are someone who love home remedies over chemicals, check this post of mine for DIY Lip Mask
  • While lips are dry, we tend to lick our lips. Let’s admit that it does give temporary relief from the dry lips. But the saliva evaporates quickly and it leaves lips even more dry. That’s the reason we should avoid licking lips and instead use lip balm when you feel the dryness.  
  • Avoid matte finish lipsticks. As the formula is quite drying, they enhance the cracks on lips and can make them more dry. Instead go for moisturizing lip tints/ lip glosses to add tint, shine + moisture.
  • When I was a kid I had this weird habit of peeling off flaky skin from my lips. Ouch… Not only it hurts, it also does no good to lips. So please don’t be baby me and do not peel pick flaky skin. Instead use lip scrub as mentioned above.

 

Bonus Tips:

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  • If you are too lazy to prepare a lip scrub/ get one, use toothbrush to scrub your lips. Yup it’s that simple. Wet the lips and use toothbrush to brush off the dry skin. Be gentle. Once done, don’t forget to apply lip balm..! You are welcome. 😉
  • If your lips are super dry and you haven’t found your ‘the lip balm’ (you know what I mean), then I have coupe of kitchen ingredients which I love. Honey and ghee. You can mix them or can use separately. Just apply a layer of it on your lips and let it work overnight. You will wake up with much much softer lips in the morning. 

Enjoy winter..!!!

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XOXO,

Pallavi

Nivea Coloron Crayon : Review and Swatch

You might have seen the Nivea lip balm in the local drug stores. Might have tried them too. Recently in my rndom haul, I came across this new launch from Nivea that is coloron crayon. Being super enthusiast for lip products, needless to say, I did by this product. Let’s see more about this product.

They have three shades in this range:

Click on the images below, to buy the shade you like.

1 Pop red

2 Coral crush

3 Hot pink.

Only first two shades were available in the store I visited and I went with the shade Pop red.

What does company claims:

Ingredients:

Price:

299 INR post discount 249 INR for 3 gram or 3.3 ml

Shelf life:

29 months. Once opened, 12 months.

Packing:

The outer cartoon has this all the details about the product including the mode of use, ingredients etc.

The product comes in crayon packing. it’s beautiful red stick with the name of the company printed on it. The cap covering the product is transparent which makes it easier to recognise the colour of the product using. The bottom is the white twister you can twist it, in order to take out the product. The red and black color combo makes it look pretty.

The crayon packing is a good travel companion.

Shade:

It’s a pretty red shade, which is ideal for a day out or party.

 

Is it moisturizing:

Yes. It does keep your lips moisturized. My lips felt moisturized for about four hours, while I was in air conditioned environment. Mentioning this because you know air conditioning makes skin dry.

But I must say, if you have dry lips, it does highlight the cracks. Even though your lips feel moisturized, the cracks are still visible. Strange… 😪

Texture:

It has creamy texture. Has shimmery particles. But it doesn’t look tacky, but I’m not a fan of this kind of finishing either.

Does it transfer:

Yes it did.

How long did it last:

Company itself has mentioned on the product to reapply to keep lips moisturized and tinted, so can’t expect a long lasting formula.
The shimmery texting fades away pretty soon, with water and food. But it leaves the tint on your lips. This lasted for about three to four hours on my lips.

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My take:

This is a pretty good for the amount we are paying. It moisturizes lips and gives good color payoff.

Even though I know some lipsticks which are good at keeping lips moisturized and cost you less, this product wins when it comes to moisturization. My lips didn’t feel the need for a lip balm.

But I didn’t like the fact that it highlighted the lines or cracks on lips.

Pros:

  • Availability.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Keeps lips moisturized.
  • Good color payoff.
  • Decent deal for the money paid.

Cons:

  • I’m not a fan of shimmery finish.
  • Highlights the cracks, if you have dry lips.

Mygirlypedia rating: 3/5.

In Love With This Recent Purchase of Mine From M.A.C

Recently while I was in an airport, I went for a quick shopping at M.A.C just to kill time (Even though I don’t need a reason to shop, I’m always ready with lame one).

I have had heard a lot about these cute lip scrubtious of the brand, so wanted to try them.

Let me give you more details about this tiny box.

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Brand :

M.A.C

Name of the product:

Lip scrubtious

Flavor:

With limited flavors they had, chose this Summer Berry.

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Price:

INR 1550 for 14 ml

Shelf Life:

24 months

Ingredients:

Packing:

The outer white hard paper cartoon has been designed uniquely with the name of the brand printed on it. You can find all the details about the product too on this.

Inside of this cartoon is of contrasting color – black. That makes it slight different than ordinary boring packing.

The inner box containing the scrub is of the same color as that of the flavor inside the box. For example, the brown sugar scrub box is brown, summer berry one is of purple.

The lid is made of soft rubber finish. The black lid is tight so no worries about spillage. The box is so tiny that you can carry it wherever you go.

 

Color:

The scrub is of color purple.

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Fragrance:

Fragrance is the key factor I chose this scrub. Ahhh it exactly smells like fresh berries.

Fragrance is quite strong for all the flavors. So if you have sensitive nose, please do try testers at the shops before buying. Even though all the flavors smell heavenly, but you know in case it’s empowering, you can skip it.

Texture:

It’s kind of creamy base with minute scrub particles.

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My Take On M.A.C lip scrubtious, Summer Berry:

I did apply a thin layer of this scrub on my dry lips and left it for few seconds. Then with the help of my forefinger, scrubbed my lips for a minute.

Result? Lips was soft with all the dead skin scrubbed off. Plus, it moisturized my lips. I didn’t had to run for a lip balm post scrubbing.

The salesgirl at the shop also had told me that the scrub leaves tint on your lips. But for this flavor, I couldn’t see a noticeable tint on my lips. But yes, I did observe the tint on my finger post scrubbing. May be it’s not that dark tint to be visible on pigmented lips.

What I liked about the M.A.C Lip Scrubtious:

  • Cute and sturdy packing
  • Travel friendly
  • I love, love the fragrance
  • Creamy soft texture
  • Does the job of removing dead skin cells, very well
  • Leaves lips soft and moisturized

What can be improved:

  • Tub packing is unhygienic. I have to dip in my fingers to take the product out.
  • If your lips are pigmented like mine, do not expect much of tint post scrubbing.
  • The fragrance might be empowering for those with sensitive nose.
  • Some might find it pricey for a lip scrub(Oh come on, it’s M.A.C). But little goes long way. This tub is going to last for a good amount of time for me.

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Repurchase and Suggestions:

I loved the scrub for leaving my dry lips soft and moisturized. Once I finish this tub, planning to buy different flavor. Even though berries are my favorite, other M.A.C lip scrubtious flavors are tempting too.

If your lips are dry and would like to’invest’ in a good scrub, then do try this one. You will love the results.

Mygirlypedia Rating – 4.5/5.

 

Photo Credit : To the one and only, multitalented – Me. 

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Health and Beauty Tips for Summers

Hello,

You know one of the secrets of good health and beauty??? Modifying the care required for great health and beauty, as per the seasons. That’s why the most intelligent creator of this Earth has this concept of seasonal fruits and flowers. Which are perfect for the respective seasons.

As you all know weather plays vital role in the overall health. Going by nature’s way, adopting to climate change by modifying food and beauty regime will definitely help us to achieve the goals.

Now that the summer is here, here are some tips to make our skin glow and give a tough competition to Sun. hehe.

Read on to achieve #skinGoals.

Hydration:

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As every one knows, the heat drains out our body. So keeping our self hydrated is the key to survive summer.

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Try on hydrating masks for couple of times in a week.
  • Consume food which have more water content like cucumber, watermelon etc. to keep body cool.
  • Try to reduce or avoid caffeinated drinks, as they dehydrate body even more.
  • You can try out some recipes out of one of the most super friendly kitchen ingredients – Basil seeds. Check this post to know more about Basil seeds or Sabja.

Sunscreen Is Your Superhero:

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In fact, not only summer but every season we need to use a layer of sun screen. I recently started using sun screen. All thanks to the super hot Sun.

Not only while stepping out, but sun screens should be applied and re applied every couple of hours even when you are indoor.

While looking for sunscreens, do look for the one with more PA factor along with SPF. I will write up a quick post about it soon.

Don’t Neglect Eyes and Lips:

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This is the season which is ideal to flaunt those sun glasses. Wear a good quality sun glasses to protect eyes from harsh Sun rays and keep them cool. I said ‘good’ quality. Because, if you compromise with the quality, you will be harming your eyes more than doing any good to them.

Also do not forget to pamper yourself by placing cucumber slices on eyes to keep them cool and healthy this summer. This also helps in keeping dark circles away.

For lips, do invest in a good SPF lip balm. Because you don’t want to end up with dry and pigmented lips. Do you???

Protect Your Crown:

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Hair is our crown. How can we neglect that??? When you step outside in the sun, don’t forget to protect them by wearing hats or scarfs.

We happen to sweat a lot in summers. This might make our scalp oily and cause scalp infections. Which will result in dandruff and hair fall. Washing them twice in a week at least, should help. If you face such problem this summer, do try these hair masks at home. Which will add that shine and make your hair summer ready.

Also, use good live in conditioner to avoid dry hair. Here are my recommendations.

Kitchen ingredients which will keep your skin cool:

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There are certain home remedies which helps in keeping body hydrated and cool.

  1. Basil Seeds
  2. Aloe Vera
  3. Coconut Water
  4. Lemon
  5. Rose Petals

Exfoliation:

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Scrubbing away those dead cells helps in achieving smooth skin. Also, it helps the skin pores to breath. This also helps in unclogging skin cells thus avoiding skin rashes.

Change in Cosmetics:

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If you have not yet opted for waterproof makeup, do switch. Because water proof makeup is something essential for summers as well as monsoons. All thanks to sweat and rain in the respective seasons.
I have posted about waterproof makeup here, which you might find helpful for summers as well.

This are some of the tips that can make summer even more joyful… 😊

Keep in mind, health comes first. The more you are healthier from inside, the more you shine from outside. 😊

Hope this helps 😊

Best Lipsticks for Beginners…!!!

Hey,

Now that you have been following my world – Mygirlypedia, you know how much I love lipsticks. My collection of lipsticks which I had revealed some time back is the proof for it.

Many of you been asking which is one brand of lipstick that I would suggest for a beginner, who is taking baby steps into the magical world of makeup. When I say beginner, I mean to say the one who wants to apply lipsticks but not sure whether she will be able to carry it or not. Thus she is not willing to spend more on a lipstick which she might not use in long run.

So, only best and a budget friendly brand I can come up with is, Elle 18.

I have multiple lipsticks from this brand. Mostly reds, pinks and peach. I am gonna swatch them for you in this post. Check out why I love this brand so much.

Brand:

Elle 18

Range:

Color Pops

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Between there are multiple ranges available in this brand’s lipsticks. There are matte and other finishing. But I love this range more.

What Product Claims:

Dual core lipstick format.

Extra moisturizing with cocoa butter and jojoba oil.

Creamy smooth and soft texture.

Vibrant Shades.

Rich color pay off.

Intense look.

Attractive pop Colors.

 

Shades Available:

There are 19 shades available. Yes nineteen varieties of colors to choose from. Wanna know the shades??? Check them out here.

Shade I own:

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Pretty Peach (Shade number 43):

This is a light peach colored lipstick. Definitely my favorite among all other Elle 18 lipsticks I own. It looks so natural on lips, looks super feminine.

If you are hesitant  to try out reds or pinks, this is definitely the one for you. You will feel comfortable enough to carry this on daily basis to work place or to colleges as well.

Pinken (Shade Number 31):

This shade is a mixture of pink and red. If you love red lipsticks but not so confident enough, go for this one.

Rosy Blush (Shade Number 27):

This is a cherry red shade. Always dream of or at least thought of trying out a red shade on your lips??? Try this. You just have to spend 100 INR to fulfill that thought of yours.

Price:

100 INR for 4.3 ml. I told you it is budget friendly..!!!

Shelf Life:

30 Months

Packing:

It comes in a small and cute black lipstick bullet, with the brand name written in Pink. A cartoon sketch of a gothic look(at least I find her gothic) gal is something which we can’t miss. Cute because they are not like other lipstick bullets which are lean or narrow. These are a kind of chubby. Look at them.

They are tiny and perfect to carry around in your purse or hand bags. Thus they can be a good travel companion.

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You might be thinking they all look alike in terms of packing. How to differentiate the shade without opening them??? Well, there is a sticker at the bottom with the shade name and number written on it. Which makes easy to pick the particular shade.

Texture:

These cuties are buttery soft. Glides really well.

Finish:

A smooth and shiny finish.

Fragrance:

They smell like bubble gums. Yes they do. haha

Are these Moisturizing???

Yesss. If you can see there are two layers. Outer colored layer and inner colorless layer which seems to be the cocoa butter and jojoba oil. Umm inner layer was colourless when they were new. Now they look like that of their outer shade, for obvious reasons.

Are they transfer proof???

Umm. No. They do transfer. But it will be mean if we start expecting so much by paying so less. I mean no matter what lipstick you choose, there is still chance that do transfer. These tiny little things are not any exception. Hence not a con for me.

Staying Power:

The shiny finish slowly fades as and when you eat or drink food. The tint still remains for good amount of 5 to 6 hours. Not bad huun.

Why These are Good???

  • Budget Friendly.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Shiny finish.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Smells good. haha
  • Good staying power, at least for the price we are paying.

What could have been better???

Transfer proof. But as I said not a con for me.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5

I have also made a quick video for it.

So girlies, I hope now you know which brand to start with if you want to build a lipstick empire like me. haha.

Do try out and let me know your take on this.

Hope you found this useful for your haul.

 

 

 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm Reviewed

If you have checked my post about the latest lip scrub, you know how bad the condition of my lips were last week.

Like most of the girls, chocolates are my first love too…!!! When I am having bad day, I make sure I end it on a good, umm rather a sweet note by indulging in some yummy chocolates…!!!

When I love chocolates so much, I obviously try to find beauty product which do have essence of coca or chocolates in it.

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Palmer’s coca butter formula has been one of my favorites, as their products have this amazing fragrance of cocoa and they are super moisturizing. So with that past experience with some of the products I have used from the range, I bought their lip balm. Read on to know whether you should try it out or not.

Brand :

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
 

Flavor:

There are 3 flavors available. All are with SPF 15.

I picked up the first one. Since that is a tinted one.

Price :

130 INR for 4 g/0.15 oz

Ingredients:

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What Product Claims:

  • Ultra Moisturizing
  • Helps Prevent And Protect Chapped, Cracked Or Windburned Lips
  • Smooth Application

Packing:

Firstly, tube packing thumbs up. Hygienic as compared to tub packing.

Unlike most of the lip balms, this isn’t a normal bullet packing. This is a oval shaped bullet. At first you might feel it uncomfortable to apply as we are used to normal round shaped bullet packed lip balms. But once you get used to, this is in fact the easier way of application.

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The bullet is white in color. The tiny sturdy plastic pack makes it a comfy travel buddy.

Tint:

This flavor is a maroon tinted lip balm. It does adds a faint maroon color to your lips when applied.

Fragrance:

This is the best part. It has a mild fragrance of chocolate. Even though the name says its dark chocolate and cherry, the lip balm smells more like a rich milky chocolates. The fragrance is heavenly.

PS: The fragrance is not over empowering. You can smell it while applying but it fades fast. So, if you are sensitive for the smell, you don’t have to worry.  If you are a chocolate lover like me, you are gonna enjoy the fragrance.

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Texture:

It is super creamy. I have used many other lip balms but this one glides like a dream.

It is moisturizing???

Yes totally.

Does this heals chapped lips???

As you know, I had a very chapped and dry lips last week. This lip balm also played a good role in healing it. I would say yes it does helps in healing dry lips.

It has vitamin E in it. Which is used for healing of damaged tissues. I think it does spells its magic on chapped lips to heal them quickly.

Is it ideal for day time use???

Yes. Since it has SPF 15 in it, this makes ideal for day time use.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. It does what it claims and plus the price is much cheaper than many of the lip balms in the market.

Will I recommend???

Yes to all the girls who are suffering with dry lips this winter + the girls who love chocolates.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 5/5

 

 

 

Forest Essentials Cane Sugar Lip Scrub – Worth Buying???

Hello,

How’s your weekend going on??? I’m out with a friend of mine to have my favorite pulav. In order to get the parcel, will have to be in a queue. So, right from the queue I’m posting this. Haha

I don’t know what was wrong with my lips last week, my upper lips were so damn dry that they looked dead. The lip scrub I usually use didn’t help. Lip balms were of no much use. After trying out different things, I gave up. Thought of letting it heal.

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The other day I was doing a window shopping online. (Yes, browsing things and adding them to your wish list. Now that’s called window shopping.) While doing that, I came across this product.

A lip scrub from ‘Forest Essentials’. I was eager to try out their products. They are well known for their quality and their ingredients.

Now that I was in NEED of a good lip scrub, thought of moving this from wish list to my Shopping cart. 😉

Let’s see whether that was a wise decision or not…

Brand:

Forest Essentials

Flavor :

Cane Sugar Lip Scrub

Price:

525 INR for 5g

Shelf life:

12 months

Happy news:

Not tested on animals.

Ingredients :

All safe ones.

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Packing :

The outer hexagonal box looks something like this.

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Inside, there is this little sturdy circular plastic box. With golden colored lid. Box is transparent. There is a foil on the product. (Not any more. I tore it off. Haha)

But, box packing is always unhygienic. I would suggest forest essential to consider a bullet packing for this. It will be perfect…!!!

Fragrance :

It has a citrus smell. It’s neither over empowering nor faint. If you citrus fragrance is of your type, you are going to love it.

Texture:

It’s non sticky, non runny. It’s creamy and has minute granules.

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My Experience :

Applied this on my super dry lips. Extremely dry. Left it for couple of minutes. Then, gave a good massage and rubbed it off.

End result??? My lifts were back to life. They were much better than they were before.

I believe that’s because of the magics of oils and beeswax in the product. I’m in love with this product.

You know what the best part is??? I didn’t have to use a lip balm post scrubbing my lips. The scrub is moisturizing. 💋

Less amount is enough to do the magic hence this is gonna last for long. At first I did thought it’s a lot of money for a tiny box of lip scrub. But after my experience, I know it’s worth the money. Totally.

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Has it made a place in my beauty kit!??

Yes. A permanent place. I will buy it again for sure.

Will I recommend???

Yes. If you have extremely dry lips, do try this. I know you will find this pricy at first but, it’s totally worth it.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

(Deducting ONLY for the type of packing.)

My First Lip Therapy by Lotus Herbals – Hit or miss

Winter… With that, dry skin and hair…!!! You must have seen body cream and foot cream which I would suggest you to buy.

To take care of dry lips, I will post a separate short post with all natural remedies. Mean while, let me review this lip balm of mine, which I has joined my lip care army recently.

I am more like ‘berry person’ when it comes to lip balms. Usually I end up buying strawberry lip balms. This time thought of trying something different. Picked up rose one. I personally don’t like fragrance of rose. (Yes we do exist) Let’s see whether this lip balm has made a permanent place in my handbag or it’s already out…!!!

Brand :

Lotus Herbals

Flavor :

Velvety Rose (Oops not just a Rose)

Price:

145 INR (You can buy it from any local drug store or from here.)

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Color :

I loved the color of it. Its a light peach.

Color pay off:

Its not really a tinted lip balm. So, it doesn’t really add any color to your lips.

Fragrance:

Very faint smell of rose. (Thank God)

Packing:

It looks kind of cute and girly with that soft rose cartoon on it. Isn’t it??

Packing is a plus point, as its a bullet one – which makes it travel friendly and most importantly, hygienic. Not a tub one like this lip balm. 

Texture:

Texture is light. It’s not sticky either.

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Fragrance:

I was worried about the fragrance part to be frank. I even getting headache because of the Rose smell, oops fragrance. But, this lip balm has a very mild smell of it. I liked.

My Experience:

I have dry lips I must confess. I usually use this lip scrub to get a softer lips before applying a lipstick. But this lip therapy is actually working for me more than what I had expected. Which is not the case with most of the lip balms with me.

I can’t say that it is healing my dry flaked lips totally. But, it is working much better than most of the lip balms or I can say ‘expensive’ lip balms I have used.

You know what’s the bonus is – It has SPF 15. Thus ideal for day time wear.

It’s not doing anything much for the pigmentation.

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Will I repurchase???

Yes. Definitely. Why not if I am getting much better deal in this affordable price. #wink

Will I recommend???

Yes. You should give it a try. I am sure you will love the pick.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss – Review

Me and my never ending lipstick shopping…!!! Ahhh…!!! I got to tell you I have finally met my ideal lipstick…!!! Can I say – The Lipstick??? Phewww…!!! #LoveSaga

I am gonna stop lipstick shopping for a while now…!!! 

I will review my special lipstick someday soon…!!! But today let me review a gloss which I bought last week.

L’Oreal Paris has introduced some beautiful glosses recently. There are total 11 shades available in this range. You can check out the shades here. I usually prefer some light shades like peach, pink or light red. I opted for this cute shade. Let’s see whether this cutie looked cute on my lips too.

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Brand: L’Oreal Paris

 Lip gloss name:

Infallible Mega Gloss xtreme Resist

Shade Number: 503

Shade Name :

All Night Long #Ahemmm

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Price:

INR 850 for 8 ml

Shelf Life:

29 months

Shade:

Its a mixture of red and peach.

Packing:

It comes in a transparent, sturdy plastic tube. The cap is black in color. Since you can see the shade, its easy to pick the gloss from the collection.

The good small tube pack will surely make this your companion while you travel.

Applicator:

Like what??? Doesn’t it resembles a snake??? I really didn’t get the concept behind this type of applicator. If you do plz leave a comment below. I want to know. #gosh

Texture:

Its a bit heavy for a gloss.

Finish:

Its a glossy finish.

Fragrance:

Strong smell of candies. But It’s really strong…!!!

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Color Pay off:

Color pay off is poor on my pigmented lips. It did look attractive but on my lips, it was just a thin film of gloss.

What I liked:

  • It didn’t dry my lips.
  • Availability
  • Travel Friendly packing

What I didn’t like:

  • Pricey or I can say this shade at least is not worth the price.
  • Color payoff is very poor. Definitely not for pigmented lips.
  • Feels heavy on lips.
  • Strong fragrance might irritate you.
  • Applicator Dahh…!!!
  • Ingredients list not mentioned.

Will I repurchase???

Never. At least not this shade again..!!! Since I have already spent money on this, I am gonna apply this on my lipstick to get the glossy finish.

Will I recommend???

Definitely not for the ladies with pigmented lips. Gals with naturally red/pink lips can use this to enhance your beauty, as it doesn’t dry lips.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 1.5/5

 

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 💋💋💋💋💋

DIY Lip Mask

Hey,

I realized that I have been writing and reviewing a lot about lip products. Isn’t it???

Adding to the series, here is a Do It Yourself lip mask. Just like face mask, I’m gonna tell you how to prepare a lip mask which has been tried and tested by me.

It is believed that plump lips are sign of good health and beauty. Most of the people even under go knife to get those perfect plumper lips. But unfortunately, not all the surgical results are positive. Most of them end up getting allergic infections and reactions. All thanks to the fillers used or the surgical procedure.

Good news is, we do have some natural remedies to get healthy lips. Even though the results are not that long lasting, it’s always better to be natural than to take so many risks. Right???

So, let’s start with this easy breezy lip mask. What we need, how to prepare, how to use… Etc…

Ingredients and benefits :

  • Coconut oil

For adding moisture to lips and also for soothing effect.

  • Cinnamon powder


Cinnamon gives tingling effect when applied on lips. This results in blood circulation in lips. Thus making lips plumper. Also, cinnamon helps in lightning lips.

  • Cinnamon oil

This is most concentrated form of cinnamon. If you want mild one, skip this.

  • Peppermint Oil

This is key ingredient in most of the lip products. It gives cooling and soothing effects. Also works best on cracked lips.

How to Prepare :

Simple. Mix one spoon of each ingredient. You can add more coconut oil if you want to. Store the mask and use it whenever you want to.

How to use:

Apply it on lips for few minutes. Either scrub it off or wash with water.

Important Points:

  • Cinnamon does cause tingling effect. This is how mask works. If you can’t tolerate that, wash your lips immediately.
  • Adding cinnamon oil makes the mask more effective and more concentrated which makes more tingling effect. So absolutely up to you to decide whether to add it or no.
  • Don’t forget to apply a good moisturizer post removing mask.
  • The effectiveness depends on individual. For some results might be quick for some it might not. For some it might last longer, for some it won’t.

Do try the mask to get those Kylie Jenner lips. 😉💋

M.A.C. Cremesheen Lipstick – Pretty Boy : Review

Hey,

Here is the second of three M. A. C. Lipsticks reviews. The most of the information I had to give, I have already mentioned in first one. So, this is going to be a short one.

You know what, the shade I’m gonna review today has an interesting name – Pretty Boy. 😉 let’s see whether this boy was pretty enough to impress me. 😀

As I had mentioned in the review of first lipstick, I have bought these from nykaa. The packing was similar to that of chatterbox shade. You can check the photos of nykaa luxe packing here.

Brand : M. A. C.

Range: Cremesheen

Shade name : Pretty Boy

Shade:

Peachy red. Those who are not comfortable wearing red lipstick, this is a cool shade. It has shimmery texture which gives kind of plump look to lips. Can be carried by any.

Refer the indoor and outdoor pictures of lipstick swatches.

Price : 1500 INR

Ingredients :

Shelf life : 18 months

Packing :

The outer cover and the lipstick bullet have the name of the shade printed on them. Helpful for easy pick of right color.

Lipstick comes in black bullet packing. It looks something like this.

Texture :

Creamy soft texture is super moisturizing. Plus, it has sparkles in it. Perfect for a party look.

Staying power :

Shine does fade with food and drink intake as it transfers a lot. But tint remains for 3-4 hours. Which is quite less for a mac lipstick. #sob

Will I buy this again???

M. A. C. Has plenty of shades to offer. I will try some other color.

Will I recommend???

I will recommend this if you are looking for super moisturizing, cooler red shade M. A. C. lipstick.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4/5 (Deducting for less staying power) 💋💋💋💋

M. A. C. Cremesheen Lipstick – Chatterbox : Review

Hey,

As I had announced couple of days ago, here is one of the three reviews.

Out of the three M.A.C. Cremesheen Lipsticks, the first lipstick I’m reviewing is shade named ‘Chatterbox’.

Let me start with the box I received from Nykaa. Their Luxe box looks something like this.

Inside it, there is this cute pink bubble pack.

 

 

I liked what’s written on it. #cute I say.

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Let’s know my experience with it.

Brand : M. A. C.

Range : Cremesheen

Shade name : Chatterbox

Price : 1500 INR (I bought it in an offer. Buy two get one free)

Ingredients :

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Packing :

The outer cartoon has the name and ingredients printed on it. The lipstick comes in black bullet with brand name printed on it.

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Bottom of both outer cartoon and bullet has the name of the shade. This helps in differentiating the shades and closing the right one from your collection.

Travel friendliness:

Yes. The lipstick bullet is sturdy and tiny.

Check for yourself here.

Shade:

This one is bright pink. It does have shine. Perfect for gloomy days… !

 

 

 

Texture :

Creamy soft.

Fragrance :

Smells like a sweet candy. #Yumm

Moisturizing :

Yes. Totally. It never dried my lips and didn’t feel a need of lip balm.

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Is it transferable?

Yes. It transfers a lot. May be because of its creamy texture.

Staying power :

It stayed for 5-6 hours with food. The shine fades as it gets transferred to cup as and when you sip a drink and to spoon as and when you eat. But the color still remains for 5-6 hours.

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Will I repurchase?

Na. I will try a peach shade.

Will I recommend?

Yep. If you are looking for moisturizing bright pink lipstick, do pick this one.

Mygirlypedia rating : 4/5 💋💋💋💋

I will review two more shades soon.

Greenviv Lip Scrub : Review

Hey,

Happy Friday gal..!!! For a change, I am waiting for Saturday instead of Friday. Because Saturday is working day for us. #Sob Sob.

So, today’s post is a lip care product review. You know the importance of scrubbing by now. All thanks to multiple skin care posts on Mygirlypedia. #Wink

Due to dehydration or climatic conditions, our lips tend to get dry. And nobody likes chapped, dry lips…!!! #Uhhh

So to scrub away those dead skin cells, we need to scrub the lips. You might have read my post about home made lip scrubs. But, we might not be able to carry those home made scrubs all the time. Today, I am gonna review a handy, hand made lip scrub for you.

Read on whether its worth buying.

Brand: Greenviv

Price – 199

Ingredients:

Shelf life: 18 months

Packing:
The scrub comes in a transparent, round plastic box. Plastic is of good quality hence no worries of breakage.

Is it travel friendly??
Yes the tiny box can be carried even in the jeans pocket for a quick help.

Flavor:

This one is chocolate vanilla one. There are multiple other flavors available in this range.

Color of the scrub:
As you can see in the picture, its brown one.

Texture:
It has buttery base and has sugar granules in it.

Fragrance:
It has mild fragrance of coca. Smells like a candy…!!! #ChocolateLover

How to Use??
Apply the scrub on wet lips and scrub gently. Wash lips with water after scrubbing.

My experience With Greenviv Lip Scrub:
I liked the mild fragrance and this is not sticky and non greasy. The sugar granules are not sharp or harsh to skin.
But I am disappointed a bit because it does not clean up lips perfectly, even after scrubbing for longer time. #Sob A bit of dry skin is still left on the lips.

Will I repurchase??
Umm No.! I will try some other brand.

Will I recommend???
Its not a must buy for extremely dry lips.

This one can be recommended for those who are looking for non-chemical, pocket friendly lip scrub.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3/5 💋💋💋

Upcoming Reviews

Hey Beautiful,

Here is a sneak peek at my recent M.A.C. Lipstick Haul.

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I will reveal the shades and review them in my upcoming posts. Soon…!!!

Stay tuned to Mygirlypedia for some amazing lipsticks’ reviews…!!!

Kylie Lip Liner Posie K : Review

Hey,

If you have followed mygirlypedia closely, you know everything about lip liners. If you have missed that post, here is the link.

As you all know from my previous post, I own a Kylie lip liner now. proud Whether it may be new cloth or new cosmetic product, I really can’t wait long to try that out…!!! So, today I have tried my new lip liner on my lips. Here is the review of it.

Read on to know whether its worth the price and hype.

Packing:

 

 

Comes in white card box, with melting lipstick design. The pencil has Kylie’s name printed on it.

The cap of the pencil is sturdy and tight. No worries of accidental opening and breaking the product. The bottom of the pencil has the colored strip, similar to the shade. Its helpful to pick the particular shade from your collection.

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Price:

This is a free product. If you check Kylie Cosmetics, lip liner is a part of lip kit(Lip kit= Lip gloss + Lip liner). Lip liner is not sold solely.

Ingredients:

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Shade Name:

Posie K

Color:

Peach Pink

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My Experience:

Travel Friendly:

Yes. Thanks to tight top of the pencil.

Color Payoff:

Color payoff is super cool.  I have applied only lip liner on my lips. No lipstick/lip balm or lip gloss over it.

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Staying Power:

Stayed for good amount of 6 hours with food and water intake. I mean. for a lip liner 6 hours is amazing. ..!!!

Does this dries out lips???

I have tried few other lip liners from different brands. They dried my lips a lot. I had to apply lipstick / lip balm over it. But this one didn’t. I am addicted to lip balms or lipstick. But today I didn’t apply any of those.  Happy tears

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5💋💋💋💋💋

In short, I loved it.

I would love to buy it again and yes, I will recommend this to you too…!!!

Hope this will help you pick the product at Kylie cosmetics the next time you shop.

Keep Shining…!!!

 

 

 

 

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Beauty 

Hey,

I spend ample amount of time taking care of skin… I am kind of obsessed. I love doing it. After all self love is must. Isn’t it???

There are many of my friends who wants to improve the skin texture but too lazy to do all the rituals. No worries. Today I am gonna share some super lazy tips which you can afford to do,  to achieve good skin.

Read on,  if you are one among those pandas.

  • Cleansing

I know it’s not your type to go and look for a cleanser for your skin type and blah blah blah. So all you need to do is, keep wet wipes next to your bed. Just pull one out and clean your face before sleeping. Removing impurities /dust/makeup is a must.

  • Moisturizer

Na I won’t bother you by explaining toner and stuff. Just apply a layer of good moisturizer before ending your day. No matter what skin type you are blessed with, a good moisturizer is a must.

  • Hydration

You must have heard a lot that we need to drink lots of water. Yes we need to. This will keep body mind and Skin healthy.

  • Vitamins

If you are too lazy to follow good diet or beauty steps, consume vitamin supplements. But yes, you have to take an extra effort to meet a good doctor before consuming.

  • Lip care

I know lip scrub or primer are not in your world. Haha but we need to scrub lips to get rid of those chapped surface. Ummm how will I do it??? Simple.. Just gently brush your lips after brushing your teeth with the help of toothbrush.

  • Makeup

Foundation concealer etc might sound like rocket science for some girls.  So I will tell you simpler makeup tips.

  • Eyes

Kajal..!!!  A stroke of Kajal we need to conquer the world. If you want to know how much kajal means to us, check this. 

  • Smudged Kajal Look 

Apply kajal before going to bed. You will have naturally smudged eye makeup look the next morning.  But avoid doing it everyday. As sleeping with eye makeup on is not recommended on daily basis.

  • Lips

Apply a good lipstick or a tinted lip balm. You are good to go.

  • Face

If you are a dry skinned beauty, dab some moisturizer before applying a day cream. If cream has SPA/SPF content, it’s added benefit.

  • Lazy to apply body lotion? 

Drop few drops of essential oils to the bathing water. This will take care of body moisture after bath.

  • Hair wash!!! 

Too lazy to wash hair???  No worries…  Dry shampoos are your Angeles.

  • Hair style 

Tie hair in a bunch before hitting the bed. You will wake up with nice wavy hair in the morning.

  • Excess sweat

Keep tissue papers handy. You don’t have to go shopping for product to solve this problem. Just pat a tissue paper on your oily zone and and you are good to go as the tissue absorbs all the sweat.

I hope these tips will transform you from

“This gal is pretty lazy”

To

“This lazy gal is pretty ”

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Winter Care Tips for Lips

Hey pretty ,

Finally ,  my favorite season is here. . .  Winterrr . . .  ! ! !  I love the chilled and foggy weather . . .  As much as I love Cosy bed,  I hate how my skin turns out during winter . . .  Dry,  flaky. . .  Uhhh. . .

Lets go one by one…  Today’s post is about lip care during winter . . .  This post is for my darling ,  baby sissy who asked me to write one regarding winter care for lips. . .  So,  here are some tips to keep them plump,  moisturized and healthy . . .

Hydrate

Drink loads of water.  This will keep you hydrated and helps to keep lips,  skin and hair in a healthy condition inside out.

Moisture

Lip balms are the saviors .  Keep them handy this season.  You can also opt for Natural moisturizers like coconut oil, coca butter,  alovera or olive oil to add that extra moisture .

No matte lipsticks

You don’t wanna worsen the condition of dry lips further right. . . ? ? ? Skip the Matte finish lipsticks and chose a moisturizing lipstick or tinted lip balms this winter .

Exfoliation

Brush away the dry skin on your lips by exfoliating them gently twice a day.  Once in morning and once before hitting the Cosy bed.  You can use coconut oil and sugar mixture or you can exfoliate using your toothbrush  too.  Sounds easy? ? Cool. . .  ! !

Don’t lick your lips

We tend to lick our dry lips for the temporary comfort .  But it’s doing more harm than good .  So instead apply lip Balm.

Lip pack

Yes you read it right .  Just like face pack we have lip pack.  Apply honey and sugar mixture on your lips.  And brush it away after five minutes .

These are the few Tips to keep your lips happy this winter . . . ! ! !

Stay gorgeous ,

Pallavi

How to Use Lipliners…!!!

Hey Pretty,

Today while applying lip liner, I thought why don’t I write a tiny post about it here, in my cute girly world ‘My GirlyPedia‘…!!!

Do you remember the ‘coloring books’ which we used to buy when we kids. Those books used to have sketches of animals, flowers, cartoons etc. Our job used to be coloring them with colors of our choice. Those were fun days. Isn’t it??? That proud moment of buying water color with more color cakes, that one separate florescent sketch pen in the kit, those crayons…pheww  Never ending childhood memories. Happy tears

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I mentioned about those books because what we are going to do with lip liner and lipstick are kind of same. Lip liner, as the name suggests is used to draw lines. You draw outline on your lips inside which you will be filling color with lipstick of your choice. Sounds fun???

Most of the beautician stress on using lip liners because,they perfectly define your lips. They act like boarder and makes lipstick application easy.

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You must be eager to know how to apply lip liner to exaggerate one of the beautiful part of your face, ‘lips’:

  1. Like I always say, start with a clean canvas. hehe Apply concealer around and on lips. (I suggested you to apply concealer on lips as well because, concealer neutralize the lip color and hence the lip pencil’s and lipstick’s color pay off will be good. Else, your natural lip color may alter lipstick’s color and hence the result might not be up to the mark. )

  2. Take the lip liner pencil of your choice. (Make sure tip is sharp enough to draw fine lines)

  3. Draw line on your outer corner of your lower lip. (You can draw line bit outside your lips to make your lip look plump.)

  4. Do you know double curve on your upper lip,  is called ‘cupid’s bow’. (That”s because of the shape of our lips…!!!)

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  1. In order to define the cupid’s bow beautifully, you need to draw an ‘X’ mark like this.

  2. Like mentioned for lower lip, you can draw outline outside upper lip to get plump pout.

  3. Fill in with lipstick by using a good lip brush. (Filling colors within the lines, using thin brushes is easier than the thick lipsticks right?? )

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  1. Blend the lip liner and lipstick.

  2. Done. Happy dance

Refer this below image to give a plump look to your lips:

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More info about lip liners:
1. There are two types of lip liners available in market. Typical pencil package one and the retractable tube package.
2. I always prefer retractable one. Because you don’t need to run for a sharpener every time to use the product effectively. Also it reduces the product wastage.

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3. Always choose lip liner of shade similar or nearer shade as that of your lipstick. This helps in blending step easy.
4. Lip liners are usually of matte finish ones. You can fill all your lips with lip liner and use it as a lipstick.
5. Do not over do the lines. It want to look gorgeous, not tedious.
6. You can also use nu*e lip liners to get illusion of plump lips.
7. Use lip brush to fill inside the lines. At lease till the time you become a pro to fill colors using lipstick.
8. I have mentioned about drawing lines outside lips to make it look plump. But make sure, you draw the corners on the natural lip corners. Do not over do at the corners.
9. Do you know, lip liners make lipstick last longer, without any touch ups…!!! You got one more good reason to use them.

You know every thing about lip liners now…!!! wink

I hope this post will be useful the next time you apply lipstick.

Till next post,

Keep Shining,
Pallavi ❤