Wednesday, May 27, 2015

3 Different Ways to use Mascara !

Today post is a quick one featuring 3 different ways to use one of the favorite beauty products - mascara !

Emergency grey hair fix
If you have a grey hair situation with no time to touch up the roots, mascara comes to rescue. Using mascara over grey hair is a quick way to fix the situation. It is not necessarily the best way, as the hair tend to feel a bit crunchy, but it is still a good work around in my opinion to fix an emergency situation (please, don't use the same wand for your eyelashes). 

Brow gel
If you have a brown mascara (or even black, if you are okay with it) lying around that you don't use and don't have a brow gel to set your brows, mascara can be used in a similar fashion. Again, the brows will feel a bit crunchy, but again a good option if you have nothing else (another option, is setting your brows with hair spray). 

Spoolie to separate lashes 
Don't throw your favorite mascara when its over, clean the wand and use it as a spoolie. This is great for separating and de-clumping lashes after applying mascara. 

Check out the previous 'Ways to Use' posts HERE

Monday, May 25, 2015

Gold and Taupe Eye Look !

Today's post is just an everyday neutral EOTD, nothing special but I just loved the look of taupe in the crease and wanted to share it. Hope you like it !

How to :
  • Applied Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in 'Bad Girl Bronze' as a base, smudged over the lid 
  • Applied the taupe shade of the Wet n Wild trio in 'Silent Treatment' on the crease and blended it 
  • Applied the gold shade of the Maybelline quad on the eyelids (close to the lash line), just to add a pop to the eye. 
  • Applied the highlight shade of the Wet n Wild trio, in the inner corner 
  • Lined my eyes with the Maybelline Precise and Rimmel scandal eyes kohl
  • Used the Covergirl lash blast mascara (not in the pic, sorry)
  • Did my brows with Loreal Artist plumper. 
  • and you are done !

    Do you use taupe in the crease ?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

4 Different Types of Makeup Removers !

Makeup removers have always played an important part in my nightly routine. I have never been the one to use a normal cleanser to remove my makeup and prefer using makeup removers So, in today's post I am sharing with you the different types of makeup removers I have tried

Clockwise as shown in the pic -

The 'Foaming' One
The Dove foaming makeup remover comes in a liquid form that comes out as foam and is supposed to be used on dry skin. It is like a cleanser. It is best if you remove your makeup in shower. I bought it as I heard a lot of good things about it but unfortunately it didn't work for me. It stings my eyes and I hate it for that. Also I remove my makeup at my bathroom sink so this isn't a very convenient method for me. For the face, it works pretty okay.  

The 'Dual Phase' One
Duo Phase make up removers, as the name suggests are bi phased and are a combination of water and oil. I use this mainly to remove my eye makeup as it is  effective and quick in getting rid of waterproof makeup. Garnier 2 in 1 Gentle Makeup Remover is my go to and has been for almost 3+ years now. 

The 'Oily' One
Cleansing oils and balms are quite a rage these days and are increasingly become popular to remove makeup. I massage the cleansing oil over my face and eyes and it dissolves all the makeup. I take it off with a hot wash cloth which is very relaxing, esp. in winters. I have tried the Dr. Lewinns 4 fusion cleansing oil which I have been really enjoying. 

The 'Watery' One
Last but not the least, the micellar cleansing water, which is a preferred method by many. These makeup removers literally feel like water and are very light, refreshing on the skin and don't leave any residue. Micellar waters don't really cut it for me when it comes to eye makeup. I like this method for my face makeup and as a cleanser. 

There you have it, the different types of makeup removers I have tried. Which is your favorite makeup remover ?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Birthday Haul and Some Gifts !

Hi everyone, today is just a quick post sharing my birthday haul. 

I shopped for me, myself for my birthday from The Body Shop and here is what I bought, Almond Hand and Nail Cream, Vitamin E Gentle Cleanser and Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream. I am excited to try the Vitamin E Range. The Almond Hand and Nail cream is a repurchase.

I also got some gifts from the hubby (well, I asked for them;)). I wanted to try the Bumble and Bumble Sunday shampoo as I wanted a new clarifying shampoo. I have been wanting to try something from L'occitane since long and chose the Almond range. I got the gift pack of the Almond range which consists of the full size Almond milk concentrate and shower scrub and sample size of hand cream and shower oil. 

What have you recently hauled ?