How to Contour and Highlight Face

Contouring and highlighting are quite a trend in the world of beauty.

Highlight, word itself explains everything. It’s the technique that highlights certain part of the face. Contouring is the technique to add depth and structure to the facial structure..!

If you imagine yourself standing in front of a source of light, the facial area where light falls are the areas we highlight. Areas where shadow falls, we apply contouring product.

Contouring product comes in different forms – Powder, stick etc. If you have a foundation that is darker than your skin tone, that can also be used to do contouring.!

When I say Highlight, I am not using shiny product. i am using product that is lighter than skin tone. It can be as simple as concealer that’s lighter in shade.

Let’s start with the techniques step by step.

Facial areas where we apply highlighter:

  • Under eyes
  • In the middle of forehead
  • Nose bridge
  • Cupidbow
  • Chin

 

Facial areas to contour:

  • On cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Either sides of nose
  • Jaw line

Blend:
You can use brush or beauty blender to blend in.

For highlighter it’s a normal dab blending. But for contouring the strokes differ for different area of your face.
On cheeks – Towards upper side of the line.
Forehead – Upwards
Nose – dab
Jaw line – Downwards

Once the blending is done, seal it with compact.

Here is the quick video to demonstrate the techniques.

Essentials to Carry in Your Gym Bag

Hey Beautiful,

As much as I ask my readers to love themselves the way they are, I also always suggest to try and discover their best version. When I say best version, it’s definitely both mentally and physically.!
To look and feel good, if you are one of those who are regular at gym, this post is going to help you.
Since I also love sweating out in gym, I have some tips to share, with respect to the gym bag I carry. Let me tell you the essentials inside the bag which will help you organise your gym bag for your next gym session.
  • Gym clothes:

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I used to wear normal track pants to the gym. One of my dear friends suggested me to replace them with gym wear and see the difference.  I did and to my surprise, it not only makes me look good while giving me the comfort, but also has made me more regular to the gym. I don’t know the exact psychological reason behind this but gym clothes bring more discipline. They are like uniforms to the gym haha.
  • Deodorant/ Perfume:

I like to use a good perfume before hitting the gym as well as post the gym session, once I am all freshen up. Nobody wants to kill their gym buddies with bad body odour. So using a good perfume will help.
  • Water bottle:

Some like to take short breaks in between the exercises, have some water to keep themselves hydrated. Whereas some like to drink protein shake post working out, a bottle surves these purposes.
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  • Face wash:

Washing your face before the gym session is suggested. Especially if you have makeup on, you need to let your facial pores breath by removing makeup. This lets skin sweat without clogging pores.
Not everyone is comfortable or have a facility to take shower post workout. In that case, please make sure you at least wash your face. The sweat and accumulated dirt (if you have habit of touching your face frequently, you are transferring all germs from gym equipment to your face. ) can cause breakouts.
  • Hand towel:

I have seen people who leave the gym equipment all covered in their sweat. Ewww. We need to keep our sweat from dripping/ to keep the equipment clean enough to be used by someone after us, we got to carry a small towel to the gym.
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  • Pair of shoes:

A good pair of shoes is a must for the gym. Especially if you are using the cardio machines. They give you good grip and enough motivation to look good and workout well in the gym..!
  • Hair accessory:

Ahh if you have long hair you know the pain. We need to keep extra rubber bands/ clips to keep the hair away from sweaty face.
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  • Bath Essentials:

If you are going to take bath immediately after working out, always carry your own shampoo/ soap. I have seen people borrowing their friends shampoos and soaps. Shampoos, I can be still ok with, but soaps??? Nooo..!!!! #Unhygienic
  • Makeup bag:

Ahmmm when I say makeup bag I am not asking you to carry those makeup palette of yours..! Just the essentials. A good day cream, kajal may be. In case you are going out somewhere or going to gym in between office hours (if you are thinking who does that..!! Spoiler alert..!!! Me..! ) a small bag with essentials would help. Umm did I forget to mention lipstick???! Carry one please.
  • Earphones:

What’s more better than listening to some catchy music to get that extra boost to workout..!!! Carry your earphones, turn on the playlist and workout honey… 😉
I could think of these things as of now, while I am writing this I mean typing this down.
Hope this post helps you sort your gym bag.
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All You Need to Know About BB Creams

If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know which cream I use for daily purpose.

Some of you had few queries regarding BB creams. So this short yet informative post will help you with those queries.

Let’s start with a very basic question.

What does BB stands for?

BB stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm.

What is a BB cream?

BB cream is a tinted cream which covers skin imperfections like a foundation, adds moisture like a moisturizer and protects skin from harmful sunrays like a sunscreen.

What Does a BB Cream Do?

It’s all in cream. It adds moisture, soothe skin, hide scars, protects from sunrays, brightens and adds glow, even out skin tone.

Some BB creams also have the ingredients to fight against aging.

Origin:

It was introduced by a German doctor 50 years ago. The prime purpose was to heal skin, cover the scars.

Isn’t a BB cream a kind of Foundation?

Foundation is slightly heavier as compared to BB cream. The coverage that a foundation provides is more than a BB cream. As BB cream is lighter, it gives light to medium coverage.

Difference between tinted moisturizer and BB cream:

Tinted moisturizer adds moisture to skin while adding glow or covering the skin issues slightly. BB cream is thicker than tinted moisturizer. It adds some moisture while covering skin imperfections and adding glow to skin.

What sort of finish does a BB cream gives?

Some BB creams give you dewy finish and some give you matte one.

How to apply BB cream?

Like any other cream, you can use your clean finger tips or beauty applicators to apply it on your face.

BB cream for daily usage:

Well the good news is, the BB cream can help you skip couple of products. BB cream sooth the skin. Hence you can skip Primer, if you use one. As mentioned earlier, it adds moisture so you can skip applying moisturiser. BB cream with full coverage can let you say bye to your concealer as well.

Apply BB cream on cleansed face if you have oily or normal skin. If you have dry skin and feel more moisture is needed, you can apply a moisturizer and then apply BB cream.

Even though BB cream does protects our skin from harmful sun rays, it might or might not do the work as efficient as a sunscreen. If you are going to spend whole day out in sun, I would suggest you to wear your favourite sunscreen over the BB cream for more protection.

How will I find a right BB cream for my skin?

BB cream comes in different shades. Do check the shades by applying the testers available in any shops. Because if the shade goes wrong, it might make you look a shade dark or pale.

For skin type, got to check the description of the BB creams about the benefits it is offering. In order to find the right one, you might have to just try few to find out the right one. Because dry skin needs more moisture and oily skin needs matte finished one.

Hope this helps. If you have any more queries, do ask in the comment section. Happy to help 😊

6 Different Uses of Lip Balm; No, Applying on Chapped Lips is Not One Of Them..!!

Irrespective of the amount of love you have for makeup, lip balm is something almost every girl is familiar with. Today I am going to tell and show you how to use the lip balm other than to heal your chapped lips.

  • Eyebrow gel:

Eyebrow gel is a transparent gel applied on to eyebrows to keep the eyebrow in place for a long time. This gives the well groomed and neat look to your eyebrow. You can replace the eyebrow gel with a non tinted lip balm. Apply the lip balm on eyebrows and it will make sure to keep the eyebrow hair in place all day long.

  • Transparent Mascara

Mascara is used to define the eyelash and give fuller eyelash look. Transparent mascara is going to do the same trick. Instead of buying a new mascara, you can use a lip balm with no tint do the same trick.

  • Cuticle Cream

Our cuticle need moisture too. Added moisture prevents cuticle from becoming dry and brittle. Apply a layer of lip balm on cuticles before going to bed. Let it add same moisture which a cuticle cream would add.

  • Eye Cream

Skin under the eye area is very thin and needs more hydration. By adding more hydration and moisture we can prevent dark circles, slow down the signs of aging too. If you do not have eye cream handy, you can apply lip balm under your eye to add the moisture. I prefer non tinted lip balm for the obvious reason. I mean I don’t want to scare anyone by applying a tinted lip balm under my eyes, do you??? 😀

  • Eye shadow

Yet time it so happens that you are out and you don’t have much makeup handy. But you got to glam up for a last minute plan, all you need is a tinted lip balm.

Swipe couple of layer on your eyelids and dab. There you go, a pretty eye shadow.

  • Blush

Just like you applied the tinted lip balm on your eyelids, apply it as blush to get that flushed glow.

  • Highlighter

Firstly, if you want to know why and how to apply highlighter, do watch this quick easy video of mine.

If you want to try a very pocket friendly highlighter, try using a lip balm with no tint. This will add that glow and highlight the facial area on which you have applied the lip balm.

Here is the video where I have demonstrated all the points which have been mentioned above.

I hope you find the tips useful. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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.

Why You Should Add Rice and Banana Powder To Your Makeup Bag

Hey Beautiful,

Makeup or the beauty industry is huge and interesting. There is always one or the other new trend, new product that enters every single day. Some make the world go crazy, some might not. Some become the trend of the year some become disasters. Today I am going to talk about couple of products I found interesting when I heard about them.

Rice Powder:

The first product I am talking about is rice powder. Ummm as the name suggests it is inspired by the rice powder or flour. Rice flour is a good oil absorbent thus a boon for oily skinned girls. It absorbs the extra oil and thus saying bye to the shiny/ greasy face.

When I say it is ‘inspired’, obviously I am not talking about using rice powder as a cosmetic because if we do so, we will end up looking like a ghost.

There are multiple brands who have introduced this product called rice powder to the market. They come in different colour shades to match different skin tones.

Rice powder is basically lose powder, applied on face for a flawless look. You can say they work like compact powder. Applied post applying foundation. To absorb extra oil and for a flawless, matte finish. So, if you have oily T-Zone, do try rice powder.

Banana Powder:

Even a famous celebrity like Kim Kardashian has this in her ‘makeup must’ list. So, what is banana powder???

Banana powder is again a lose powder but of yellow under tone. This is usually used as a corrector to correct or to hide unevenness of skin. Typically used above the concealer. You can use banana powder as a highlighter as well. This also suitable to be used all over the face post applying the foundation. Banana powder gives you a flawless, highlighted finished look.

So, this was one of the quickest post on my blog. Hope you find it interesting.

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 😊

I Would Love to Recommend THIS Smudge Proof Eyeliner to You

Hey,

I get lot of queries regarding beauty issues and cosmetics. Which I really enjoy answering to. You know what I enjoy even more??? When they get back to me to say how amazingly it worked for them, when they thank me for that valuable suggestion or remedies I share. Perks of being a beauty blogger includes people counting on you for their beauty and fashion issues. (Some count on me for relationship and life advices too. I think I’m good at it. I should become a counselor.) #PatOnMyBack haha.

The most common query about a cosmetic products is – which is the best ‘smudge proof’ eyeliner according to you.. ??

Well, I always start with my common statement- “Honestly, there is no smudge proof eyeliner as such..” but now I have found one eyeliner which is quite closer to being a smudge proof one…!!! Yeahhhh…!!!

You guys, my dear blog followers, know how much I love eye makeup products. To sum up my love for eye makeup, this is THE post.

In my eyeliner collection, I have multiple products from Maybelline, M.A.C., Lotus, L’Oreal Paris, soul tree and many more. I was quite happy with one of the liner from Maybelline. But, I have finally met much better eye liner now. All thanks to my ‘random’ shopping I did last month.

This is the same eye liner I used for basic makeup tutorial I posted the other day.

Let’s see what made me love this product.

Brand :

L’Oreal Paris

Range:

Super Liner, Gel Intenza

Price:

900 INR ( I got it for 600 INR as there was some offer going on)

Shelf life:

3 Years.

Ingredients:

What Does Company Claims?

Shades Available:

There are 5 Shades available in this range.

  • Diamond Black (It’s a glossy black)
  • Chic Brown
  • Royal Blue
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Profound Black (intense black)

Shade I Own:

I have deep black, grey, brown, green, royal blue eyeliners in my collection. So I thought of trying out deep blue. That’s why I choose Sapphire blue.

It’s a deep blue shade. You really need to look twice to differentiate the color between black and this shade of blue in day light. The color falls pretty closer to the shade black.

PS: You can see the color looks like black in the pictures clicked in day light. I had turn on the flash to capture the real color of the liner. Hehe.

Packing:

The outer rectangular, sturdy paper cartoon looks quite attractive with black and golden combination. There is this transparent section where you can see the eyeliner from outside. #Peekaboo

The outer cartoon contains details about the company’s claims, how to apply liner,price details, ingredients etc.

Now coming to the product’s packing. It comes in glass tub packing. Even though it is made of glass, I must say it’s not at all fragile. Because I have dropped it multiple times. Accidentally of course.

The lid is of golden color,the details of the eye liner is been glued at the bottom of it. In case you find it difficult (this shade is often gets confused to black, so thanks for the lid and the sticker at the bottom) to differentiate, the sticker will help you out.

The lid is tight and the strong glass box is easy to be carried around in the handbag or even in your pockets. So full marks on being a travel friendly packing.

Color Payoff:

It’s very nice. A single swipe gives you a good color Payoff. You can watch me applying the eyeliner here. A single stroke was enough for a good coverage.

Consistency:

It is a gel eyeliner. Glides well.

Staying Power:

Now the main point. Company Claims it can stay for 36 hours. Practically, no one will keep the eyeliner on for 3 days in a row. Unless and until you are a nomad. Oh wait, do they use them? I don’t think so.

So I had this on on my eyelids for maximum 12 long hours. Guess what, this was on my eyelids intact. Very minute smudged lines which can be easily ignored. I was smiling at myself looking at my eyeliner in the mirror, while I went for washing my face at the end of the day. If you are a lover of eye makeup products, you will understand my happiness. Hehe.

Waterproof:

Company Claims it is waterproof. Well I do have some eyeliners from other brands which can be washed off with just water . But this one, my face wash couldn’t clean it properly. I had to use my cleanser to remove this eyeliner. Hence it’s can be applied on the days like if you are going to watch a sentimental movie in a theater or attending someone’s wedding where chances are that you will cry. Hehe just kidding. It is waterproof so don’t have to bother about smudging because of that.

Applicator:

The best part of this product is it comes with an eyeliner brush. You don’t have to spend more money on a brush separately.

The brush has a good grip. It’s short so can be carried easily. The bristles are soft and you can create thick as well as thin lines with these kind of brushes.

Let me film a video about different looks you can create with this brush, soon.

What I loved About L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza Eyeliner:

  • Travel friendly packing.
  • It comes with applicator brush.
  • Color Payoff is good.
  • Staying Power is amazing.
  • It is waterproof.
  • Gel eyeliner, glides easily.

What I didn’t like About L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza Eyeliner:

Some might find it pricey. But little goes long way and I personally feel it’s totally worth the price. So for me – NONE.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. Definitely. I just loved it’s staying Power on my oily eyelids.

Will I recommend this to you???

Yes. To all those who haf asked me to recommend one eyeliner which is smudge proof, this is the one I would love to recommend. It’s totally worth the price.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5 ( Totally worked for me) 💋💋💋💋💋

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 18

Hey,

Friday…!!!!

Here is Fun Friday Post…!!!! Post where you get to know me more… Some of my readers are kind enough to let me know them more by answering the same questions… #Sweet

So, Here they are…

When was the last time you did something childish???

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As I always say, everyone has a little child inside them. Never let that child die. Doing something childish is fun. Some might find it silly or crazy, unless and until it’s making you happy, do it. Never bother about other’s opinion.

So, the childish thing I did recently, I bought a Barbie doll for myself. Since childhood, I love dolls. I loved dressing up Barbie dolls. The hairstyling, dressing them up, trying out makeup on them. These are the things I really loved doing.

I know I know, girls of my age are buying dolls for their own kids. So what??? I bought to make myself or rather the that little girly girl inside me happy. You know what, I am sure in future when I will buy dolls for my own kids, chances are that I will keep those dolls for myself rather than giving them. haha.

PS: After knowing this thing I did, few of my friends did order Barbie dolls for themselves. It’s like reliving a part of your childhood after all.

What did you do???

Do you work??? Have you decorated your work place??? How???

I work as a IT professional. We gals who work outside home spend maximum time at our desk than at home. So I like decorating or keep the way I feel positive about. So here is the picture of my desk.

These tiny 3 puppies make me feel happy. Look at those mesmerising eyes.

Ahh that handsome green guy you see. He is hulk. Even though he looks tough, I find him cute enough to make me smile at him. Plus, his face resembles mine on Mondays…!!!

And yes that’s my Bagwati… (My dear pink handbag)

To those who work at home, you guys do way more work than we do. Decorating home is a whole different happy thing. Isn’t it???

Do share me the snaps or things you have done to decorate your work space.

Are you short tempered??? What do you do when you are angry??? How do you control your anger???

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I am not really a short tempered one but when I get angry I really really get angry. It’s like installments. My anger piles up and then one fine day I burst out. (haha you know what I mean).

When I am angry I usually keep quite in front of the one who is responsible for it. But if he or she triggers me to open my mouth (out of their misfortune) I will just burst out saying the things which I have been wanted to tell from the very first time they had made me angry but had ignored to keep quite. #Typical

Control??? Umm… best way… Go to a remote place or best idea- wear helmet while riding your two wheeler and abuse the one who made you angry. haha. They are happy because they have no clue you abused them. You are happy because you don’t have anything in your heart that will weigh you down. Good enough???

Do you go shopping alone or you like to take someone with you???

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I love shopping alone but I love it even more when I am with a like minded person. Who lets me shop and never judge my choice or give me lecture about ‘Importance of saving money’.

Also I hate going shopping with those who grabs things whatever I like. Try it and then say “It doesn’t suit me. Take it” (Hell no, keep it or keep it back. )

What about you???

Have you subscribed to any magazine??? Be it related to health/sports/business/fashion.. anything..

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I have. I have subscribed to Vogue India.

It was my dream to get my hands on that magazine. I mean huge book(many pages one) with full of makeup and fashion related stuffs. Ahh as a little girl I used to find it attractive.

I had subscribed the print version couple of years ago. Recently subscribed the digital version. Which I can read in my mobile also.

Along with the reason, that I wanted to save trees, I also don’t have enough place to pile them up. Because throwing Vogue away is as sinful as throwing away any holy book. #Never

Now it’s your turn.

Enter your name and answer these question below.

No worries, I don’t expect 10 marks answers. Just a single word would do. haha.

Have a great weekend gal…!!! Stay happy..!!!

Three Letter Mantra to Follow for A Beautiful Skin

Hellooo,

I have been writing a lot about makeup products in detail. I realised something which I was missing, when one of my friends asked me so innocently,” Pallavi, what is CTM??? Could you please write a post about it???”

So here is the post about the basement of skin care – CTM. Its an abbreviation. Each letter represents different basic products we need to keep the skin in good condition. Ummm you must have heard about these products… Any guesses???

C – Cleanser

T – Toner

M – Moisturizer

Let me explain more..

Cleanser-

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As the name suggests, cleansing or cleaning. Cleaning skin from external dirt. There are different ways to cleanse your skin. I will write about it tomorrow.

Umm if you have a doubt about washing face is considered as cleansing??? I would say to a certain extent yes. But not every facial foam/wash can cleanse your skin pores completely. Not every face wash can remove your makeup. Agree???

Easiest way to cleanse your face is using a good cleanser. There are multiple cleansers available in market. I have been using a cleanser from the brand Garnier. I have already bought my second bottle already. You can check this post to know why I recommend this to you.

How to use:

Check the video here where I have demonstrated how to use toner.

Toner:

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Toner is oil based liquid. It is used for ultra purification of facial pores.

No matter how good the cleanser might be there are chances that traces of makeup or impurity still persist inside pores. This will lead to pore clogging that in turn leads to pimples. Toner helps in removing that dirt from pores and leave them ready for absorption of moisture or serum which we will be doing in the next step.

Toner also provides soothing effect to skin and said to lighten the redness or blemishes if any. Point I want to mention here is, there are some toners in market which I had tried earlier gives tingling effect too…!!! May be that’s how they work. Personal suggestion, do not opt for alcohol based toner. As it might irritate your eyes. Because I had made that mistake I don’t want you, my dear reader, to do.

There are multiple brands with so many options for a toner. If you are thinking of which one to buy, I have a suggestion for you. Which suits every skin type and a budget friendly one or I would say it costs nothing. Rose water. Yes that’s the best toner you can find.
Check this out to know more about how to prepare rose water at home.

How to use:

Drop few drops of toner on cotton balls/pads. Apply it on face. No need to rub. Be gentle and pat it on face.

Moisturizer:

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As you all know what this is for.

Yes you are right, to add that extra moisture or hydration to your skin. Adding moisture to skin helps in improving texture and tone of skin.

Thing we need to take care is that one single moisturizer may not meet different skin needs. Every different skin type needs different moisturizer for a good care.

Dry skin – Badly needs more hydration. Oil based moisturiser is best for this type of skin.

Oily skin – We can not apply oil based moisturiser to already oil producing skin. Can we??? This will worsen the situation. Hence, light weight or water based moisturizer is ideal.

Normal/Combination skin – This type is a lucky one as they choose either (water/oil based) of the moisturisers as per their current need.

How to use:

Using fingers apply gently on face leaving eyes and lips area(I know it’s obvious but no harm in mentioning. hehe)

Now, the biggest question –

what’s the order to carry out these steps…

It’s in the word – CTM itself dearie…!!!

Cleanser then toner, followed by moisturizer.

Clean your face. Clean more. Add moisture.

See, this is that easy…!!!

If you have any more questions regarding CTM, please feel free to contact Mygirlypedia…!!!

Happy to help you…!!!

Happy CTMing…!!! haha… Muuuaahhh…

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You Don’t Really Need A Valentine To Make The Day Special

Valentine’s day… Don’t you think it’s overrated??!

Even though couples who genuinely love each other makes me happy about this day of celebration, couples who ‘announce’ their love and share their ‘private’ pictures on social media with mushy mushy hash tags make me feel annoyed about this day.

I know how it feels to be single on this day. All thanks to couples who are ‘desperate’ to prove to the world that they are ‘madly’ in love. All I understand out of their effort is ‘madly’.

Even I used to feel bad few years ago that I don’t have one to make my day ‘special’, I’m sure most of the gals go through this phase. Especially those who stay away from home, whose roommates leave them alone as they have to be with their #sweetheart. Now that I’m out of it, thought sharing my views about this much hyped day.

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I bet – open your Facebook and Instagram page on valentine’s day. Most of the account’s display picture will have two members. I mean with their #soulmate. Guys, it’s your own social media account, not any joint account that it requires both of your pictures.

Then comes the flood of hash tags. #besthubby #bestwifey phewww I’m sure most of them must be silently crying inside for being with their #mineforever

So in one statement – Not everyone who is single is lonely… Not everyone who is taken is in love…

If you are a happy single like me… Cheers to that happiness and freedom…

So, happy singles, if you are still figuring out how to skip this day comfortably, here are some ideas to make ‘the day of love’ even more comfortable…

Gift Yourself…

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You know what’s the best part of gifting your own self??? You don’t have to spend time thinking what to gift… Whether they will like it or not… 🤔 what if they don’t… Blah and blah and blah..

You know what you want. Let me make it even more easier. Open online shopping sites. Open your wish list. Pick a random item and buy it. Because darling, you are totally worth it.

Have any single friend???

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Nothing more fun than two friends bit*hing and Making fun of those social media couples with tons of cozy pictures and cheesy quotes. Come on I’m not being mean here. They chose to post their pictures on public forums and we chose to ‘comment’.

PS: This one of my favorite scenes from my most favorite series F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Spend the day with the one who loves you

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Even if a person is a criminal, I’m sure there will be at least one person who loves him genuinely. His mom. Not everyone of us have these precious persons in our lives – parents and siblings. If you have one don’t forget to make them feel special. It’s time to admire the beauty of love they share.

Spend the day with furry friends

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I feel peaceful when I’m with animals. They are a great example for true love. Spend your time with them.

If you are not an animal lover, it’s time to interact with one.

Oh come on, I’m sick of listening to people giving excuses like – when I was a kid, a dog had bit me, a cat had scratched me. Hello, even when I’m an adult, people hurt me. Shouldn’t I be scared of people??? Well according to your logic yes but Im not.

Animals do those things as their self protection not because they want to hurt you. Spend time gaining their trust and love. Dude, once you earn it, the validity lasts till the lifetime. Unlike some humans.

Spread love to those who are in need

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There are so many people out there who need love and care.

Didn’t get it??? I’m talking about orphans who never got a chance to feel the love of a family.

I’m talking about old age home. Old parents who spent their lives loving their children. But unfortunately who abandoned them.

Go their. Spend some time. Your presence will be a biggest present for them. Most importantly you will feel proud for being a great human.

Dress up

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Most of the men think that we gals dress up for them. Sorry… We dress up because we like it. We don’t spend our time getting ready to impress a guy who can’t even differentiate between a baby pink and dark pink.

Dress up. Wear that favorite dress of yours. Experiment with makeup. Enjoy yourself.

Take yourself to a movie or a dinner date

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Who said only ‘happy’ couples can make singles jealous. Time to make them jealous.

Dress up (or don’t to make even more fun. Gals who spent ages to get dressed up should think ‘she is so careless. I miss those days of being single’. Haha) take yourself out for a movie or for a dinner. I’m sure there will lot of couples out their giggling. Be happy and confident. Show them what being a happy and independent singles is all about. Trust me, many of the gals will feel jealous of you. Haha

Eat, Sleep and Repeat

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Honey there are so many perks of being single. First and foremost – Freedom. Freedom to be your own self, freedom to eat what you want because you don’t have to look hot and perfect for your guy, freedom to sleep because you don’t have to be on call all the time. Ugh no matter how beautiful or boring the conversation might be, I can’t compromise with my sleep. Can you??! If you agree with me celebrate the freedom on this day. It’s worth celebrating.

 

Instead of waiting for that perfect someone to come and make you happy, do what makes YOU perfectly happy…!!! 

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Happy Valentine’s day gal…!!! 

5 Accessories to Change The Style Game

There is a saying accessories can change your style game. All you need is one piece of fashion which will make you stand out of the crowd.

I just remembered the quote by the famous – Michael Kors,

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You don’t have to have perfect dress, makeup and hair all the time to look the best. Here are some accessories which can make you score more in the fashion game.

Wanna know them??? Ok here they are…

Red Lipstick:

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Yes red lipstick is technically cosmetic but this is definitely one strong accessory if you wear it in a right way.
Those red bold lips itself speak a lot about you. Your confidence, about the diva inside you. Trust me all the attention goes on to your lips. No body is gonna care about your dress and hair style.

Handbag:


A perfect handbag as per the occasion can make you look your best without having to spend time on other stuffs.

Statement Neck pieces:


A boring plain top??? Umm… how to make it interesting… Just wear a neck piece which can speak louder than your attire.

Ear and finger rings:

These are my favorite accessories. Without which I can’t feel complete. There is no rule that you need to wear long earrings with your traditional wear ONLY. try mix and match the earrings with your outfits to make your own signature style.

So are finger rings. A nice huge finger ring can add that spark to the whole look for sure.

Scarves:

Play with the colorful scarves. These can get you those extra brownie points in the game of fashion. I know scarves are ideal for winters. But thin fabric and colorful scarves can be wore all throughout the year. You don’t have to wear them only around your neck.  I personally tie my hair using a colorful, small scarf to add that girly factor to the look. Just like I replace rubber band with a scarf, if you have short hair then tie scarf like a head band.

 

So, these are the accessories which I trust when it comes to changing the dress up game. If you I want to suggest one thing, I would say just choose the accessory which makes you comfortable. Sometimes it’s not only about looking great but it’s about being comfortable. Just one piece of advice is – never go overbroad with the accessories. It will look tacky, not fashionable. Moderation is the key after all.

Hope you find this post useful.

 

 

 

My Favorite Quotes By Carrie Bradshaw

Hey,

If you are a fashionista or someone who love fashion you must know who Carrie Bradshaw is…!!!

If not, let me introduce her to you. She is one of the famous characters from the famous series ‘Se* and The City’. I am sure most of you know this. There are couple of movies are also made on the same name with same cast.

Every gal who loves fashion, dresses, shopping etc., will love this one gal from this series – Carrie.

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A true fashionista yet a sweet gal who believes in true love. But, I should mention – her love for fashion tops the game. Her closet is do die for. Her collection of dresses, shoes, bags… Ahhh even her keychain, is every gal’s dream…!!!

But don’t assume Carrie is just a living Brabie. With great fashion sense and amazing looks. She has a great view about life and love. Being an independent, 40+ aged , famous writer – she wins our heart with her charm.

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Carrie has some great quotes about fashion, love and life. They are epic…!!!! If you are her fan I know you will agree and I am sure you will never get bored of it. No matter for how many times you have read or heard those golden words. If you don’t know her dialogues, let me share some of my favorites with you. I am sure you will fall in love with them. Just like I did.

Fashion:

  • Ahhh It’s like Starting over all new…!!! New trends… New beginnings…!!!

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  • Can’t agree more…!!!

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  • Because of her I had to get an year subscription of the magazine – VOGUE…!!! Anddd its worth it…

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  • Are you a footwear lover??? You can relate to this for sure…!!!

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  • Outfit lovers…!!! This one is for you.

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  • One more…!!!

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  • Yessss…!!!!

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  • Pain that every shopaholic gal can relate to while shifting to new place…!!!!

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  • Oooo yaaaaa….

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  • Every girl’s wish…!!!!

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Love:

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  • In search of love and of course labels…!!!

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  • They say – you don’t think and fall in love… love just happens…

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  • But SELF LOVE comes first..!!!

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  • I love this.

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  • Someone…!!!

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  • I love this gal… Her words are just amazing…

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  • Who said relationship is a cake walk… We do have our set of heartbreaks…

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  • Whyyyyyy

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  • Keep your head up and keep going…

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  • haha

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  • Me Tooooo

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  • Crushes are the real reason why being single is not that hard…

  • haha

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  • Be proud to be a master piece… There is no fun in being just another copy… isn’t it???

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  • Someday…!!!

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  • A true Friendship is such a good healer…

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I love her fashion sense… Her closet… and most importantly her positivity… never ending hopes and believes about love and life…. !!!

Did you like her quotes??? Which one is your favorite??? Pick one and do let me know in the comments section…!!!

Have a great weekend…!!!!

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.

 

 

 

Red and Golden Eye Makeup

Hello,

How’s Sunday treating you??? I’m all set to attend a family function at my friend’s place this evening…

I’m waiting for my friend to get ready. We will be leaving in a while.

Since I do have a little time now, I just thought of blogging about my eye makeup…!!

I’m sorry for the ‘ok ok’ kind of photos… And poses…!!!

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I love to play, Dress Up Game

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While taking a selfie, a head tilt pose is  just haha

 

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Ok Buddy, get ready soon. I’m bored waiting…!

I’m trying my hands on eyeshadows nowadays. I chose to do makeup with red and gold eye shadow to compliment my outfit.

Ok, the eye makeup I did today is something like this. Here is the before and after applying eyeliner.

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I hope you like it.

You can check my Instagram page to know the products used for this look… 

Have a great Sunday evening.

10 Movies for A Girly Girl In You

Hey,

What’s your favorite time pass when you are in ‘panda mode’??? I love lying on my cozy bed and watching movies. Girly movies are one of the types of movies which I definitely enjoy watching…

So, if you are a girly Girl inside… Who love watching movies with loads of fashion and colors, here are some of the movies which I would love to recommend.

  1. Mean girls

This is the first movie which comes to mind when you talk about girly movies. This is all about a Tom boyish gal becoming a girl, ummm a mean gal rather. Do watch the movie to know her transformation… Whether it was for her good or bad… 😉

  1. Confessions of a shopaholic

Being shopaholic is all said to be a girly feature. Being a super shopaholic, I love watching this movie any time. Do watch this fun movie for that awesome experience of shopping… How a shopaholic feels while shopping and post shopping… U know what I mean… 😁

  1. Bridal wars

The big day, almost every gal dreams of her wedding since the time gets the idea of one. This girly movie is allllllllll about two best friends who plan for their weddings. But they end up in a cat fight. Wanna know why best friends turn into enemies??! If you are guessing it because of a guy, na you are wrong. Watch it to know the real reason… 👰👰

  1. Princess Diaries

I love part 1 of this movie series. It has a gal who is leading a normal life, turns into a beautiful princess. Her transformation is something worth watching. The dresses, tiara, makeup are on point.

  1. 27 Dresses

I love this movie. A sweet gal, who has purest heart. She never say no to anyone. She has obsession with weddings. Attends every weddings. She has been bride’s maid for 27 brides till date…!!! She keeps all those wedding dresses carefully. Hence the name of the movie. Don’t you think the gal who loves attending weddings has tons of dreams about her own wedding..!?? Know her love story.

  1. Wild Child

A rich spoiled kid, her wardrobe, fashion sense makes it worth watching. The way she turns her not so girly Girl friends into girly ones, makes you like this more.

  1. Frozen

It’s my sister’s and my favorite. The sister love this movie has portrayed is something every gal and especially every sisters must watch.

  1. Aisha

It’s a bollywood girliest (u know what I mean) movie. The outfits, the cars, accessories, makeup… Awesome… This will make you steal the whole wardrobe of the heroine, Aisha.

  1. Fashion

I guess name itself us enough to make a girly gal include this in her list. It’s about a small town gal turning into a super model. Her journey, changes in her fashion sense, in her attitude, her success, her failures, heart breaks. Everything is worth including this in your list gal.

  1. Dostana

It’s about 3 friends. 2 boys who pretend to be gays to share room with their friend Neha. It’s a fun filled and fashion filled. Costumes, hair styles and the way she carries herself is amazing. Doesn’t she looks like a Barbie doll…? Plus, the movie has handsome hunk, Jhon Abraham. Perfect eye candy. 😉😉

I’m yet to watch these below movies, which have been recommended by some of my friends…

  1. Clueless

  2. Devil wears Prada

  3. How to lose a guy in 10 days 😉

Next time when you are in panda mode or when you plan a girls night out do include these movies in the ‘to watch’ list… 😉

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 4

Hey Pretty,

Its finally Friday…!!! I am off to my home town this evening to celebrate Diwali, The festival of lights…!!! 💖

So seems like many of my friends and readers are enjoying my ‘5 random questions series’…!!! I do get answers via whats app then and there from my friends,  whom I update with latest posts. Some kind readers also drop their answers in comments section, which makes me a happier gal. Thank you my beautiful reader…!!! Means a lot. 😘

Since I am already in Diwali mode, most of my questions are related to the festival. #LightsMakeMeHappy

Are you ready for today’s random questions??? Oook, lets start…

  1. Which is the accessory that you love the most???

I was a bangle gal. I mean I had a huge collection of bangles(which I still have). But now, currently, I am obsessed with ear rings. I can step out with bare hands but bare ears..!!! No.. No… No…!!!

Between, I have shopped couple of earrings few minutes back. Check my Instagram story and vote and tell me which one did you like the most.

2. Diwali is just around the corner. What do you like the most about the festival???

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I am not a foodie. So I love decorating home with lights. #PositiveVibes

3. Do you burst crackers during Diwali???

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We have animals at home. They are our first priority. We don’t want to harm or cause inconvenience to them by any means, especially by bursting crackers. Hence crackers are ‘banned’ at my home since my childhood. I am very happy with this. I am proud of my mom for making us understand the importance of animal and Eco friendly Diwali. #Pawful

4. One beauty and health tip for this Diwali

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No matter how much tired you are, please remove makeup before hitting the bed. Annddd tell yourself “Controoollll” while munching those delicious sweets this season. You don’t want to feel guilty post festival by gaining those extra pounds right??? #haha

5. Sari/ lehenga/ Anarkali???

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I feel I can’t carry Sari well. So, I will be wearing Anarkali bought by mommy. Comfy yet stylish…!!! #MyType

How about you???

Do let me know your plans for this Diwali in the comments section or direct message…!!!

Keep Shining Girl…!!!

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Things Why You Should Include Basil Seeds In Your Diet

Hey,

What do you do when you get pimples or mouth ulcers due to increased body heat??? I usually opt for these tiny tear shaped seeds. Yes, I am talking about Sabja seeds(basil seeds/ falooda). These seeds are full of proteins, carbs, essential fats and fiber. Anddd no fat…!!! Consumption of these seeds helps in reducing body heat. Thus helping to cure pimples and ulcers.

Apart from keeping body cool, it has much more good deeds to do when consumed. Read on to know all the health and beauty benefits of Basil seeds.

Avoids bloating and constipation

The falooda seeds are proven to be the stomach cleansers. They cleans the body when consumed thus helping in smooth bowel movement.

Sweet news for Diabetic Patients

Basil seeds help in keeping blood sugar level in check. Thus it has been proved that these seeds are helpful for those who are suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Bye bye acidity

Sabja seeds help in reducing stomach burn. Thus helps in reducing acidity when consumed.

For beautiful skin and hair

Falooda seeds have collagen producing properties. Thus helps in new cell production. This will result in healthy skin. Also, seeds help in strengthening hair from roots.

Used as home remedy for skin infection

Crush dry basil seeds and mix coconut oil. I have heard that applying this mixture on infected skin helps in curing it.

Weight loss

Sabja seeds are rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is fat burner. Also the fibres in the seeds help to keep stomach full thus you can avoid those ’emotional eating or extra eating’. What else do we need… I mean you are eating to lose weight. #Dreamcometrue to most of us. Isn’t it???

How to include Sabja in daily diet???

  1. I prefer drinking this with water.

  2. You can sprinkle some sabja seeds on your food/ desert/ yogurt/ milk/ juice.

Special Note :

  • Avoid consuming Sabja if you are pregnant. It’s said that these seeds reduce the estrogen level. Which will cause complications.
  • If consumed daily or more than required, you might end up getting common cold. It happens with me most of the time. I drink the Sabja seed mixture so much that I end up with running nose,  as it reduces body heat to a very good extent. So moderate quantity is recommended.

So you know next time what you need to do if you face any of the above health and beauty problems. 😉

Stay healthy…. Stay beautiful… 😘

Multiple Ways to Style A Denim Jacket

Hey,

If you ask me which is my favourite cloth from my wardrobe, I would definitely say my denim jacket. Thats because, this one fashionable thing can be styled in multiple ways. I usually like to pair it up with my denims, skirts etc.

Also, most of us do own one denim jacket at least in their collection. Isn’t it???

So today I am gonna tell you different ways to use a denim jacket which will change your style game.

Shall we start then???

  • Monochrome

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This is something I like. I wear my denim jeans with same shade or lighter shade jeans. I love jeans, a white T shirt and a denim jacket combination more.

  • With maxi dress

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Gals with heavy upper body, who are not so comfortable with maxi dresses can opt for this. This looks cool and it gives you more comfort and confidence.

  • With One piece

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For that not so girly look(believe me, most of the gals don’t want to look so much girly).

  • Crop top and denim jacket #Hawwtt

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To flaunt those abs, opt for crop top. Styling it with denim jacket will fetch you brownie points for that ‘almost there/hide and seek’ look. #youknowwhatImean

  • Bright jeans

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I used to wear bright colored jeans couple of years back. Red, blue and green were my favorite. If you ever style these, do add this denim jacket with the look. Denim jacket can go with almost everything.

  • Strips

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For that funky look, style your striped T-shirts with denim jackets.

  • Black and denim

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Black – my favorite color. I love going monochrome with black. Black top and black jeans. In order to add that splash of color, you can style it with the jacket to turn the style game on.

  • With animal print skirt

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Wanna get that stylish look with a simple jacket, invest on a style statement piece – animal print skirt.

  • With long skirt


Yesterday I came across a snap of Bollywood actress Kangana. She is one of the style divas for sure who keeps on experimenting with her clothes. I just loved the skirt she was wearing. I am gonna find it and buy it for sure. So, the pretty skirt can also be styled with a denim for more sophisticated look. As I was thinking about mixing up with denim jacket, she even did carry a denim jacket with her(which I had not noticed yesterday as I was busy looking at her colorful skirt and thinking from where to buy it.). The complete  look is super chick.

  • For more ideas, check this out.

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Isn’t this so amazingly styled?? That too as per seasons. With stockings, scarfs and other accessories.

I hope you found this post useful for the next time you play the dress up game. Do let me know which is your favorite look among these..

Health and Beauty Benefits of Apple I Bet You Didn’t Know Before

Hey,

You must have heard – “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Have you ever thought of the health benefits of this fruit, which helps in keeping the medicines away???

Apart from being a tasty and affordable fruit, it has many health benefits when consumed.

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Read on to know the beauty and health benefits of this tasty fruit.

Lets start with the detailed nutritional value of apple.

Calories 52
Water 86 %
Protein 0.3 g
Carbs
13.8 g
Sugar
10.4 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Fat
0.2 g
Saturated 0.03 g
Monounsaturated
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated 0.05 g
Omega-3 0.01 g
Omega-6
0.04 g
Trans fat
0

Please note that I have mentioned the tips where we need to apply the apple juice. Rest are the benefits you get when you consume apple.

Health Benefits:

  1. Anti cancer abilities – Protection from cancer causing cells.
  2. Anti cholesterol – Helps body to absorb less cholesterol.
  3. Asthma curing properties
  4. Prevents Alzheimer’s
  5. Immunity booster
  6. Reduces Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Controls Diabetes
  8. Prevents Gallstone formation
  9. Liver detoxification
  10. Cataract prevention

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11. Weight loss
12. Prevents Parkinson’s
13. Cataract Prevention
14. Avert Hemorrhoids
15. Whiter Teeth
16. Prevent Brain Cell Damage
17. Aid Blood Circulation
18. Promote Bone Health
19. Improve Night Vision
20. Reduces Respiratory Troubles

Skin Benefits:

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1. Eating apples result in glowing skin.
2. UV protection
3. Hydrates skin
4. Anti aging benefits
5. It acts as toner if applied on skin.
6. Reduces marks when applied with milk cream.
7. Keeping slice of apple under eyes can reduce dark circles and puffiness.

Hair Benefits:

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1. Prevents hair loss
2. Promotes hair growth.
3. Treats dandruff when you apply apple juice on to your hair post shampoo.

So, these are the benefits of this juicy fruit, which is full of  fibers.

Do include an apple in your diet to get multi benefits. So the next time you are enjoying the apple, you know what it’s doing to you

Review of My Most Used Lip Balm

Hey,

People keep asking me, “you use lipsticks so much, don’t your lips get dry???”… Ummm more than lipsticks the air conditioner makes my lips dry. So, I always keep a lip balm handy.

Now, the obvious question… Which one???

Let me review my most used lip balm till date.

Brand : The Body Shop

Range : Born Lippie

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Flavor : Strawberry (my favorite 🍓)

Tint : Red

Price : 275 INR

Ingredients :

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Availability : In the body shop outlets and online.

Packing :

Comes in semi transparent plastic box. The cartoon has this red lips design on it.

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Sturdy box with tight lid is super handy.

What I liked about it

  • The color,the flavor was enough for me to pick this one,the first time. 💋
  • The fragrance. The yummy strawberry fragrance makes you feel like eating it. Trust me. The other day, the lip balm was lying on my table in the office. One of my colleagues picked it up out of curiosity. He opened it and he asked me about it. I said it’s my lip balm. He had thought it’s something edible sweet. Haha.🍓 Thank God, he didn’t taste it. #sigh
  • It hydrates lips well. It keeps lips moisturized. 💋
  • Along with moisturization, the Tint and shine it adds is amazing. Lips look luscious and shiny. It’s more kind of lip gloss. 💖
  • It’s vegan. Being an animal lover, I love the body shop products as its cruelty Free. 🐇
  • Little goes long way. Hence worth the money. 💰
  • Ingredients list seems safe one. 💊

What I didn’t like

  • It doesn’t do much if you have extremely dry lips. When I have very dry lips, I use the lip scrub and then apply this balm. It works that way. 😕
  • Tub packing is unhygienic. Every time I have to dip my fingers in order to take out the product and apply it on my lips. Thus there is a hygiene concern. 😕

Will I repurchase

It’s my third box. I will repurchase the same flavor. I love this color out of all other flavors. 😍

Will I recommend

Yes. You will love this lip balm. I guarantee. 😉

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4/5 💋💋💋💋

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 💋💋💋💋💋

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask for Oily Skin

Hey,

L’Oreal has introduced two face masks lately. The pure clay masks…!!! I was very fascinated by the masks, the very moment I saw them on social media. I had to try them out.

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The two clay masks address two different skin needs. So the masks which are available in Indian market are-

  1. L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Purify and Mattify

  2. L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Exfoliate and Refine Pores

If you have oily skin, go for first one. That will absorb oil and give matte look to your skin.

If you have dry skin, opt for second. That will help in exfoliation and purification if pores from within.

The combination skinned beauties can opt for multitasking. That is applying first one over oily T zone and applying second one over dried area.

I have normal to oily skin. So I picked up the first mask, ‘L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Purify and Mattify’

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Let’s see how much it did fair to my skin.

Brand : L’Oreal Paris

Range : Pure Clay Mask

Type : Purify and Mattify

Price : 850 INR

Ingredients :

Packing :

The outer cartoon has all the details of the product you need to know.

The mask comes in a sturdy glass tub. The glass is really of good quality. I have done it’s testing. ( You know how #wink)

The glass is a bit heavy compared to its size. So it’s not that easy breezy type bottle to carry. But you don’t have to worry about spilling, as it has good quality cap and one more plastic coverage inside.

Color :

This mask is light pistachio green colored one.

Texture :

It’s creamy. But it’s neither greasy nor oily.

Fragrance :

It has strong smell of flavored clay. It might be due to the added perfume in it.

My experience with L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Purify and Mattify:

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As written on the outer cover, I applied the mask on my face post cleansing. The fragrance was a bit empowering initially, but it was bearable. The mask had kind of cooling effect and I didn’t feel heavy when it was on.

It starts to dry after ten to fifteen minutes. After washing it off with water, I could see some visible difference. It actually left my skin clean and the oiliness was gone. It didn’t improve my skin tone or lighten the spots. Anyway that wasn’t claimed by L’Oreal too…!!

But the glow was not long lasting. The glow lasts for 3 to 4 hours for me. #sob Again, it totally depends on individual skin types. I use it two to three times in a week. It has improved my skin in terms of controlling oiliness.

Let me sum up my likes and dislikes about this purchase of mine.

Likes:

  1. Sturdy packing.

  2. Did what it claimed. Helped in controlling oiliness.

  3. Easily available over net. I purchased it from Nykaa.

  4. Little quantity is enough. So this will last quite long.

  5. Did not break me out. Did not cause any side effects like pimples or something.

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Dislikes:

  1. Contains paraben.

  2. Glow it gives, doesn’t lasts long.

  3. Fragrance might irritate sensitive nosed gals.

Will I repurchase??

Yes.

Will I recommend??

Yes I would recommend this to oily skinned beauties. It did work on my skin. I hope it does on yours too.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4/5

Happy Masking gal…!!!

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer – Blueberry Frosting – Review

Hey,

Monday is here… Agrhhh…

Have you ever wondered, your hands are something which people notice when you meet and greet them. So, taking good care of hands and nails should be in our ‘Check List’. Don’t you think so??

You can check hand and nail care posts here.

Today, I’m gonna review the nail paint which is on my nails, right now. This one is from the brand Nykaa. The online shopping site Nykaa, has come up with their own range of cosmetics. I haven’t tried my hands on their cosmetics yet. But, I own some Nykaa nail paints from their huge collection of nail paints. Let me start with my favorite of them all.

Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – Blueberry Frosting.

Read on if it’s worth buying.

Brand : Nykaa

Range : Matte

Shade name : Blueberry Frosting

Shade : light purple

Price : 179 INR (Depends on shade)

Shelf life : 23 months

Packing :

Comes in transparent but matte effect glass bottle. To give that matte feel in terms of packing as well. The glass is sturdy, I have tested it by dropping it multiple times. #accidently But, be gentle with cap. I have broken it already. #sad

Applicator :

Applicator brush is soft and of good quality.

Texture :

This is a matte finish one. That means no glossy or shining effects.

My experience :

I must say I’m bit lazy when it comes to nail Polish application. I can apply them but I can’t sit ideal till it gets dry. I always, always end up with messy nail paint. At least on one nail. #Atleast

But, this one has been made just for me. #TheOne Because, it dries up so quickly…!!! By the time you finish applying nail paint for fifth finger first finger’s nail is all dry and ready. Now that’s something I loved about this. You don’t have to sit like a doll waiting for nails to dry. #happydance

Special note: Since it dries quickly, better be quick to clean up the extra ones applied outside your nails, for a neat finish.

You might feel that the price is high for a nail paint. Even I had thought so #confession. But, the finishing it gives will make you forget the money you have spent. I felt it’s worth the money.

Plus – I got lot of complements for the color and finish from my friends and colleagues. #BlushBlush

PS: if you are wondering – why this shade… I love trying out different shades on my nails. Some uncommon colors. 😉 I was wickedly famous for trying out ‘out of the world’ nail colors. #memories

Will I repurchase???

Even though I loved this shade, there are multiple shades in this range. Would love to try different shades.

Will I recommend???

Yes. I have already done that to some of my friends. They are very happy with the purchase. You too try these matte nail paints. 💅

You can buy it from here.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4/5 (minus for the non sturdy plastic cap) 💋💋💋💋

Thing You Need to Know About False Eyelashes

Hello,

Have you ever heard of fake eyelashes??? Today I have post for you, with all the information about them. Read on to know more.

What are false eye lashes???
As the name suggests, these are the unnatural lashes which can be used to get  fuller/thicker eyelashes look.

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Huge varieties of false eye lashes available in the market. They differ in length, volume and usability types. Also, there are individual lashes and colored lashes available in market.

Individual lashes takes lot of time as you need to set them one by one.

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There are tools which are used for easy application of lashes. You must be wondering how to attach the lashes. There are many eye lash glues available which helps in keeping the eyelashes in place.

You must be wondering what these are made up of??
They are made of Mink, synthetic filaments and silk..!!

How to apply false lashes???
1. Apply makeup first. Applying false lashes should be the last step.
2. Prepare the eyelids by applying primer and make sure the surface is dry. We cant stick the eye lashes on oily base.
3. Bend the false lashes inwards softly, in C shape. This makes further process easier.
4. Keep the eye lashes over the upper eye lids and cut the false lashes as per your eyelid length.

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5. Apply eye lash glue over the line or over lash line as shown below.

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6. Remove the excess glue.
7. Place the falsies over eyelids with the help of tools or bare fingers and press it gently.

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8. Leave for couple of minutes.
9. Once it gets attached,use mascara over the eye lashes. This makes the natural and the false one look the same.
10. You can also apply liquid eye liner over the lash line to complete the look.

How to Remove False Lashes???

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1. You have to use oil free makeup remover to remove the lashes.
2. Apply a stroke of makeup remover with the help of cotton/ ear buds and let it fall on its own. Don’t freak out. It takes a minute or so.

How to Take Care of Falsies???
There are use and throw eye lashes available. Which are meant for one time use only.

There are other false eye lashes which can be used couple of times.
1. If mascara was applied, clean them with oil free makeup remover and place them in clean dry box.

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2. If mascara was not used, remove them with the help of tweezers and remover excess glue. You can dip them in warm water too to clean them. Place the dried eye lashes in their tiny cases.

Dos and Don’t s for false eyelashes:
1. You can’t touch eyes frequently when false lashes are on your lids.
2. They are surprisingly not waterproof. So avoid wearing false eyelashes to pool parties. And of course on occasions where you know you are gonna cry.

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3. While choosing the adhesiveness, don’t forget to read the ingredients. There might be some content which might not suit you.
4. Be gentle while removing the lashes. Do not pull.
5. Maintain good hygiene. Clean them thoroughly before storing them back.

It takes lots of practice and patience to be a pro in using these lashes. If you really want this look for a specific special occasion then try it out. Or can also consult someone who is well versed with it.

Hope you enjoyed reading the post.

 

 

 

Great News for Lipstick Lovers…!!! 

Hey, 

All the lipstick lovers out there, I have a happy news for you… !!! I know owning MAC lipsticks is matter of pride…  A Dream…  Today is the best day to live that dream…  😉

Today, on the occasion of ‘National Lipstick Day’…  One of my favorite shopping sites Nykaa has come with this super awesome offer… 

Buy any two MAC lip products and get a complimentary MAC lipstick free…!!! 

You have a huge range of lipsticks to select from… Matte finish, retro matte,  lip pencils, lip glosses…  Many more…  Have a look at different range and shades availability…  

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I’m going for cremesheen…  This is moisturizing one…!!! The shades I’m interested in are,  pretty boy and Dozen carnations…  They are in my cart right now…  

Hurry up…!!!  Products are getting sold out like hot cakes…  The Nykaa.com is pretty slow due to high traffic…  Don’t worry, mygirlypedia has always solutions for problems…  Download their app and buy them easily…!!! 😉

After all, ‘sold out’  is the heart wrenching word for shopaholics like me… Isn’t it??? 

This offer is valid only today and till the stock lasts…  

Happy shopping…!!! 

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OOTD and Sneak peek Into My Upcoming Review 

Hey,

Midweek huun… We are almost there… Two more days for a weekend… !!! 🤘

What’s your favorite part of the day??? Mine being,  ummm ‘dressing up time’…!! 👰

You might have read my Shopping Experience at Kylie cosmetics. I have also reviewed one of the three glosses I have bought.  💋

I’m wearing Kylie Lip gloss – Posie K today. What’s on your lip today???

About the outfit I’m wearing, I usually don’t like wearing tight jeans all throughout the week. As I have mentioned in my post about styling Pallazo, I’m in my comfortable cloth today.  I have paired up black Pallazo with my long blue kurta.  So here is my Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) 👗

As per the accessories concerned, I chose silver as color for the day. Paired with oxidized silver ear rings and bangle.
As a promise, I will review Kylie gloss Posie K soon…!!! 💋

Homemade Nourishing Hair Masks

Happy Sunday,

It’s my spa day. I’m thinking of treating myself with a good hair mask today… !!!

My hair has become a bit dry. All thanks to rainy weather…  I have couple of avocado in my fridge. So, I’m going with avocado mask.

I’ll tell you the recipe of mask along with some more. Read on, chose one as per the ingredients available in your kitchen today…

Ready to enjoy hair mask today???

  • Avocado hair mask


Smash avocado, mix a bit of honey and water. Once the paste is ready, apply it on damp or dry hair. Keep it for an hour or so before washing with mild shampoo. Avocado is super moisturizing and adds shine to hair. Honey is known for its moisturizing property too. This mask is a bliss for dry hair.

  • Egg whites 

This is a bit smelly mask. But nourishing one. All you need to do is take the egg white and apply it on hair. Leave for an hour. Wash with a good shampoo to wash away the smell. You need to wash hair really good, else you will stink.  haha

  • Mayonnaise

I love mayonnaise. This is one magical food next to Nutella(Nutella is my first love). They can make most of the food magically edible. If you also love mayonnaise *high five *

Have you ever tried applying mayonnaise on hair???  If not, you should. This will give you a shiny and bouncy hair.

  • Alovera

This one multi benefit plant, can be used to treat dull damaged hair. I have this in my balcony. Have you planted one??  Planting one Alovera plant can solve many of your beauty problems.  Cut the leaves of a lover and apply the jelly on your hair. This adds that extra moisture to your hair.  Also solves scalp problems if any.

  • Curd

As many of you guys know, curd is super food for your hair. Applying curd on hair helps to get healthy hair. You can add couple of drops of lemon juice to curd if you have dandruff problem.

  • Onion juice 

Do you have itchy scalp???  Wanna grow your hair fast???  Here is the remedy. Cut and smash onion. Squeeze out the juice. Apply on the scalp and hair. I know it has a very strong smell. But try and keep it for an hour darling so that it works it’s magic. Wash it with a good amount of shampoo to get healthy and clean hair.

  • Banana mask

This is one more healthy moisturizing mask. Mix banana and honey in mixer and apply this super thin paste on your hair.

Once I had decided to treat myself with this mask on my birthday. The biggest mistake I did was, instead of blending it in a blender or a mixer, I just smashed it manually and applied that thick paste. While I was taking head bath, I realized the blunder I had made. I had to call my mom for rescue. She helped me get rid of tiny piece of sticky bananas from my hair. It was a disastrous birthday.  lesson learnt So, please blend it well before applying.

  • Henna

When I say henna, it should be home made. Make a paste out of henna leaves. Do not believe in the packed henna we get in market. Most of which have added colors. So instead of doing good, you are actually harming your crown. Apply homemade henna pack to hair. This has cooling property and also nourishes your hair.

  • Ghee


You have to try this grandma recipe. This is food for hair. Even though some of us doesn’t like the smell of it, our hair will be very happy if you use it as a mask.

  • Mix and try

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You can mix any of the above ingredients and try out. I do that. It’s like multi benefits in single go. But make sure you don’t end up with a runny mask. It should be a paste. So that you don’t have to be bothered for an hour when the mask is on. Make sure you relax that one hour of yours while your hair is getting benefited.

So, these are some of my tried and tested hair masks. If you have tried something other than these, please let us know in the comments section below.

Keep loving yourself…!!!  💋

Tips to Avoid Freezy Hair This Monsoon 

Hey,

Enjoying monsoon??? Yesterday, I posted about my love hate relationship with rain. A point which I forgot to mention was about how rain treats our hair…!!

They say that rain is not good for hair. In deed it makes our hair dry and freezy. sob

No worries, there are tips for this in mygirlypedia…

Read on to know how to keep your hair healthy this monsoon.

  • Prevention is better than cure

Protect your crown from getting wet. Cover your hair while stepping out.

  • Say yes to Conditioner


Never skip conditioner after using shampoo. You can check this post on how to make most of a hair wash here. So to avoid your hair getting dry, apply conditioner post shampooing.

  • Hair mask 


You can opt for deep conditioning by applying home made or ready made hair masks. I would suggest Loreal hair mask is the best for dry and freezy hair.

  • Hot oil therapy 

Do a good hot oil massage to your scalp at least once or twice a week. Thus makes hair healthier. relaxing

  • Try Hair serum 

Always keep hair serum handy. A coin size amount of serum is enough to keep hair smooth and in place.

  • Avoid chemical treatments 

Chemical treatments like hair smoothening should better be avoided especially in monsoon. It does more harm than good.

  • Less blow dries


Avoid using driers. It will leave hair freezy and steals all moisture.

  • Comb your hair

Brushing or combing the hair distributes natural oil. Thus keeps hair healthy and shiny. You can check which comb suits you by this post. 

These are some of the quick tips I had for you.

I will soon share some best homemade hair masks you can try at home this weekend..!!!

Hope you find this short post useful.