Month: January 2016

Shaving tips

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For whatever reason we shave our legs, keep these things in mind next time to have a better experience.

  • Always Exfoliate.
  • Shave at the end of the shower as hair becomes soft and easier to shave.
  • Always,always shave in the direction of the hair growth NOT in the opposite direction.
  • Do not use soap. Use a shave gel/conditioner for a smoother shave.
  • Pick the shaving gel according to your skin type.
  • Use a good quality razor ( 3 or more blade razor to get a closer shave).
  • Do not scrub vigorously or use a loofah after shave.
  • Do not shave on the cuts or open wounds.
  • If you got razor cuts, give time to heal for the next shave.
  • Apply baby oil or moisturize after shave.

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Hope these tips help. If you follow any other tips please do share in the comments.

Nova – Cream/Brillantine

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Price : Rs. 40/- for 29grams

How I like it : During winters, for skin I usually use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and this time thought would use this one instead. I grew up seeing this green color balm but never used. Now as I have become more open to products I picked this up.:-D. I use this mostly on elbows and on my feet.

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  • Green Color cream
  • Moisturizes well.
  • Feels thick on the skin.
  • Can be used on the elbows, cracked feet and even on hair (though I never tried it on hair)
  • Has Strong scent.
  • Though it is in a glass jar, it is pretty strong.

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BBlunt Dry shampoo

Bblunt back to life Dry shampoo for instant Freshness.

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Price : Rs. 250/- for 30ml

How I liked it : This is my first ever Dry shampoo…Drum roll please.:-D..These days with my constant travelling and change of water I have to avoid shampooing but it does not work for me. I have to wash my hair every other day or else it feels flat. I read about dry shampoos and the baby powder tricks couple of years ago but never wanted to or felt the need to try. Everything has its time I guess 😛 .

You hold the bottle six inches away from the hair and spray evenly and closer to the roots. Leave it on for 2 minutes and Massage comb thoroughly. No water needed.

As this is my first time ever I don’t have anything to compare it with. First time ,I sprayed it on very sparingly on my hair and combed it as usual. I was in a hurry when I used it and didnt notice how it looked. Sometime in the afternoon i remembered and when I noticed I was pleasantly surprised. My hair looked alive though i was on my third day of hair wash. I noticed it had a bit of volume too. I had to be sure so after using it again, I am writing this review. Both the times the results are good. It has a slight fragrance which is good as it makes hair smell fresh. The best part is, the travel size bottle fits in the hand bag and can be used anywhere and anytime.

Things to remember :

Do not spray too close to the hair, It forms a white coat on hair.

This is only a temporary fix and hair needs to be washed when you get the immediate chance.

It does not make hair look as fresh as it looks when washed. It removes the oil and grease. And thats the purpose of dry shampoos.

I am adding this to my travel essentials.
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Maybelline Cheeky Glow

Maybelline blush studio cheeky glow

Silky smooth texture.

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Color : Peachy Sweetie

Price : Rs. 299/- for 7g

How I like it : This is a very nice peach shade which gives a fresh glow to the face once applied. I like the powder blushes than the cream ones as I feel it soak the oil. 😀

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  • Good Pigmentation
  • Stays on for 2 – 3 hrs.
  • Gives a nice fresh look to the face.
  • Easily blendable. Gives a nice even matte finish
  • Affordable price.
  • Everyday wear shade. (Can wear it to office too as no shiny or glitter particles in it.).

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Rice starch for hair

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Do you know you can get naturally straight and voluminous hair at home. This is literally my Grandmother’s recipe.

When cooking rice, strain excess water from almost cooked rice and keep it aside to cool. The starch is thick in consistency. After shampooing apply this on the hair and leave it on for 3-5 minutes. Rinse it off with water and let them dry naturally.

It not only adds volume and straightens hair, it adds a healthy shine too.

Things to remember :

  • Have to make it fresh.
  • Use only rice not the rice powder.
  • You can even add fresh hibiscus leaves and soak it for few hours.
  • The consistency will be thicker than than the plain water

 

BBlunt – Full on Volume Shampoo

BBlunt Full on volume shampoo for fine Hair.

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Hair Type : For Fine hair.

Price : Rs. 100/- for 50ml.

My Hair Type : Fine and wavy hair.

How I liked it : I wanted to try the Bblunt products and got these travel size bottles. They are perfect for the people on the go. Leakproof and lightweight.

I am not that experimental when it comes to hair.I have fine and wavy hair so i don’t use many products on my hair as it becomes flat and oily by next day. I shampoo and use a serum, so shampoos have to do all the work for me.

  • It is colorless and stringy like consistency (can say gel like).
  • Lathers well.
  • Hair feels soft and clean.
  • Fragrance is very mild, can smell it while shampooing. After that it goes away completely which I absolutely like.

Volume wise :

It gives a decent volume to the hair which is quite satisfactory. I was expecting my hair to be dry and pokey after shampoo (as most volume shampoos does ) but my hair felt soft and well behaved.

It gives volume for overall hair.

Volume stays on for couple of days if you don’t do anything active in between.

The only thing i would have preferred from this to be paraben and sulphate free, Otherwise i completely love this product.

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Sugar Cosmetics – Mary Poppins

Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick – 02 Mary Poppins

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Color : Fuschia Pink

Price : Rs. 799/-

How I liked It :

Since I tried the lipstick at one of the Make up stores, I wanted to pick it up. And now it happened.  This was one of the “Feel Better” shoppings. I have naturally dark lips, so most of the shades looks different on me from the original shade. And Though it looks different under different lights, it still looks good on me. Lets see how i Liked it.

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  • Attractive Packaging.
  • Good pigmentation. One stroke is enough.
  • Gives a nice Matte finish.
  • Instantly brightens my face.
  • Glides on smoothly.
  • Stays almost upto 3- 4 hrs.
  • Does not dry out the lips.
  • Does not feel heavy on lips.

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  • Comes with a sharpener. (which is quite handy and a tiny stick which cleans the sharpener).

What I don’t like :

  • It is Transferrable. ( For that price I would have preferred it not to )
  • Bleeds a bit. A lip liner is a must.
  • Would have preferred a twister packaging, but the sharpener makes up for it.

One more Thing, You would not know when to stop as it glides on like butter :-D. And that’s how it looks on me.

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