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Monday, 18 September 2017

Review of Lancome Lip Lover - Rose Gracieuse 353

Today I’ll be reviewing Lancome Lip Lover in the shade Rose Gracieuse 353. I am not a gloss lover at all because I find them quite sticky, drying and uncomfortable on my lips. Moreover, Lip glosses are usually sheer which is not my taste. Nonetheless, I bought this Gloss by mistake because nowhere on the packaging it is mentioned that it is a gloss. 


Price - € 22

Description of the Product (as given on Boots Website)

Lip Lover is our first all-in-one lip perfector. Its hybrid formula gives the comfort of a balm, the eye-catching colour of a lipstick and the enhancing shine of a gloss.
Adjustable colour. Buildable Shine. Lasting Comfort.

How to use (as given on Boots Website)

All it takes is a stroke from one corner to the other and back to apply just the right amount your chosen Lip Lover shade. The arrow tip can also be used to perfect the corners and define the contours.
Your lips’ new best friend, Lip Lover leaves lips utterly kissable. For even more boosted volume, dab a lighter shade over the centre of the lips using the applicator. So simple!

Review

One eye-catchy thing which deserves special attention is the packaging. It is gorgeous and elegant. If you use it in a public place, it will surely get female attention. It comes in a stylish silver colour packaging with a clear portion revealing the colour towards the bottom. Rose Gracieuse 353 is a beautiful pink shade which can be worn everyday. 

Lancome Lip Lover Rose Gracieuse 353
Rose Gracieuse 353 Lip Lover has a decent colour payoff. Colour is buildable. Especially, this particular shade would look gorgeous on pink lips as it will enhance the natural pink colour of the lips.


It is comfortable on lips. It does not dry out the lips at all. It can be used throughout the day. This does not require lip balm underneath as it itself moisturises the lips. So the claim that it is an all-in-one lip perfector holds true.


Lancome Lip Lover gives a beautiful glossy shine to the lips. Well, I have not used it for 8 hours on my lips to check the 8 hour moisture claim, but it does moisturise the lips for 4-5 hours.

Swatches of Lip Lover Rose Gracieuse 353

Overall I really liked Lancome Lip Lover Rose Gracieuse 353 shade. I use it quite frequently because it gives a subtle pink colour to my lips without going over the top. 

I would give it 4/5 stars.

Hope you like this review.

Take care and Keep Blinging.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Review of Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

Today I’ll be reviewing Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion. This comes in two sizes - 200mL plastic tube and 300mL plastic bottle. It is easily available in the skincare stores and pharmacies. 

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

Price - £5.99 at Boots for 200mL tube.

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion 200mL

Description as given on Boots Website -

This unique formula is clinically proven to go beyond 24 hour moisturisation and replenish the skin's natural barrier function, to significantly improve the condition of dry skin in just 2 weeks.

Absorbs quickly and leaves skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and healthy.

Fragrance and paraben free.

Back of Aveeno Lotion tube


Review

I purchased this lotion for my face. Though my skin is oily but lately it has been becoming extremely dry and rough on the surface. I needed something which can hydrate without breaking out my skin. The reason why I was persuaded to buy this lotion is, first of all, its fragrance free which is utmost important for a sensitive skin person like me and secondly its paraben free. The packaging is not at all fancy. It comes in a plastic tube having dark green colour cap. But honestly packaging never bothers me if the product is good.

This Lotion doesn’t specify whether it’s a face lotion or a body lotion. But I used it on my face only. Though it claims to be a lotion but its consistency is more like a dense cream. Since it is quite dense, only a tiny amount is needed to cover your face and neck. It spreads easily on skin and gets absorbed quickly. 

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion stands true to its claim of moisturisation. It does moisturise skin amazingly. Within 2-3 days, you can feel smoothness and suppleness on skin. It does hydrates the skin well. Since only a tiny amount is needed each time, this lotion will last a very long time.



This lotion can be applied on any part of the body.

It is suitable for dry, combination as well as oily skin. The best part is, it did not react or made my skin sensitive. 

Picture of Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

Overall, I loved this lotion. Do give it a try if you are suffering from dry skin. It would immediately quench the thirst of your skin making it healthy and beautiful.

I would give this lotion 4.5/5⭐.

Take care and Keep Blinging.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Natural Remedies for Stronger and Beautiful Nails

Improper care and negligence of hands often lead to dry, weak and brittle nails. Constant exposure to water and harsh chemicals such as hand washes, soaps, detergents, nail polishes and nail polish removers deteriorate the condition further.

Tips for maintaining strong and beautiful nails.

But proper care along with simple home remedies can transform the nails making them stronger and beautiful. Following a few simple steps regularly can make your hands look more beautiful and nails stronger.

Here is a list of Natural Remedies for strengthening nails and making them beautiful-

1. Olive Oil

Olive Oil moisturises and softens cuticles and nails. It also repairs the damage and results in stronger nails.


Olive Oil

Method

Apply Olive Oil each night on nails and cuticles using a Q-tip. Let it absorb completely throughout the night. 

2. Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is highly moisturising and makes nails stronger. 

Vitamin E Oil Capsule

Method

Extract oil from a Vitamin E capsule. Apply it on cuticles and nails. Leave it overnight.

3. Healthy Diet


Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Dairy.

A balanced diet with lots of vitamins, proteins and minerals is the key to good health. A healthy diet loaded with proteins, minerals and vitamins is essential for maintaining strong and beautiful nails. Include lots of fruits, carrots, dairy products in your daily diet.

4. Moisturization

Apply Hand Moisturiser

It is utmost important to keep your hands and nails moisturised all the time. Use a thick lotion or a hand cream and apply it as soon as you wash your hands. Keeping your nails moisturised all the time is crucial otherwise other remedies will not give full results.

5. Avoid Washing Hands 

Avoid Washing Hands too often.

Washing hands after using a washroom or eating food is unavoidable but too much hand washing has adverse effect on hands. It dries out skin and nails. So, the best way to deal with it is by avoiding it as much as possible. 

6. Let the Nails Breathe



Avoid applying nail polishes too often. Nail polishes contains harsh chemicals which dry out the nails and makes them brittle. Brittle nails are weak and prone to breakage. So, give a gap of a few weeks before painting your nails again. 


Do try these home remedies for making your nails stronger and beautiful. These simple habits will certainly help in making nails stronger. 

Hope these uncomplicated tips will help.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Blush Paint Chubby - Review

Today I’ll be reviewing Loreal Paris Infallible Blush Paint chubby which is a blush in a stick form. This blush stick is available in 3 shades - 01 Pink, 02 Tangerine and 03 Fuchsia. All the three shades are vibrant and pretty. 

Loreal Paris Infallible Blush Paint Chubby (01 Pink shade)

I will be reviewing shade 01 pink.

Price - £5.99 at Boots

Product Details (As given on Boots website)

Achieve a natural flush, statement pop of colour or sculpted cheekbone in just one stroke with our effortless, cream to powder chubby blush paint. Apply directly to the cheeks and blend for a subtle flush or layer to create a statement pop of colour.

Loreal Paris Infallible Blush Paint Chubby (01 Pink shade)

Review
Loreal Paris Blush Paint Chubby comes in a black coloured plastic tube with pink colour cap. Colour of the cap signifies the shade of the blush. Like 01 Pink shade has pink cap. Similarly 02 Tangerine has orange cap and 03 Fuchsia has Fuchsia coloured cap.

The Blush stick is quite thick, so you get a lot of product. The blush the quite pigmented, therefore a tiny amount is sufficient to give a nice pop of colour on both the cheeks.

Loreal Paris Infallible Blush Paint Chubby (01 Pink shade)

The texture of the blush is creamy and smooth. It blends effortlessly on skin. It is not at all chalky like many of the powder blushes. This blush will suit both dry as well as oily skin.

Swatches of Loreal Paris Infallible Blush Paint Chubby (01 Pink shade)

01 Pink is a gorgeous shade. This pink shade will suit all skin tones and complexions. It looks beautiful on face and gives a perfect glow.  It should be mentioned that this blush stick is quite convenient to use on a daily basis. You do not require a separate blush brush. Just use your fingers to blend. So when you are in a rush, this blush will not take more than 30 seconds.

Overall, Loreal Paris Infallible blush Paint Chubby is a wonderful blush. Do try it out.

I would give this blush 4/5 stars.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Natural Remedies to Remove Sun Tan

We all love summers. Irrespective of the high temperature, we love going on vacations during that time. Having fun on the beaches with friends, having barbecue parties in the backyard and enjoying exotic summer fruits. But along with these fun times, we have to suffer with stubborn Sun Tan which just doesn’t go. Tanning contributes to skin darkening, skin ageing, sunburn and plenty of other problems. Therefore, I’ll be sharing 5 Natural remedies to remove Sun Tan permanently. These remedies involve simple ingredients and permanently removes Tan without any harmful effects. They are also inexpensive.  


1. Tomato Juice

Tomato juice has bleaching and depigmentation properties. Regular application of this juice on face  and other tanned areas will remove tan and bring a wonderful glow to skin. 




Ingredients
Tomato

Method

Squeeze out juice from a tomato and apply it on face and neck. Leave it on for 15-20 min. Wash it off with plain water.

Do it twice a week to see quick results.  

2. Papaya

Papaya has exfoliating and skin whitening enzyme called papain, which effectively removes sun tan.


Ingredients

Papaya

Method

Cut a small piece of Papaya and rub it on your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 min. Wash it off with plain water.

Repeat it twice a week for best results.

3. Gram Flour and Curd

Curd is a natural skin brightening agent and Gram Flour works as a mild exfoliator which reveals brighter skin.


Ingredients
Gram Flour
Curd

Method

Take 2 tsp of Gram Flour and add Curd to it to make a paste. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it to dry. Wash it off with plain water.

4. Fuller’s Earth and Rose Water

Fuller’s Earth not only unblocks pores but also removes dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin. Rose water gives the extra glow.


Ingredients

Fuller’s Earth
Rose Water

Method

Take 2 tsp of Fuller’s Earth and add sufficient Rose Water to make a paste. Apply it on your face and neck and let it dry. Wash it off with plain water.



5. Sandalwood Powder and Rose Water

Sandalwood Powder has cooling and anti-inflammatory property which acts on sun burn.


Ingredients

Sandalwood Powder
Rose Water

Method 

Take 2 tsp of Sandalwood Powder and add sufficient Rose Water to make a paste. Apply it on your face and neck and let it dry. Wash it off with plain water.

Do try these natural remedies to remove sun tan and bring back your original complexion.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.








Wednesday, 12 July 2017

DIY Detox Water

One of the easiest way to get rid of toxins from body is by drinking Detox Water. Detox Water not only removes toxins but also improves immunity and aids in weight loss.

Basically, Detox Water is infused water which contains beneficial ingredients and helps to flush out toxins. Detox Water improves overall health by boosting metabolism and adds Vitamins to our system. Therefore, it not only increases energy but also makes you healthier.

You can carry Detox Water in your sipper and sip it throughout the day whenever you feel thirsty. There are plenty of Detox Water recipes available according to the need. I’ll be sharing with you  two uncomplicated recipes of DIY Detox Water. 


First Recipe - Lemon, Cucumber and Mint Detox Water


This Detox Water is loaded with Vitamin C coming from lemon and cucumber adds vitamins, flavonoids and minerals which makes this drink beneficial for health in various ways and it also helps in weight loss. Lemon, Cucumber and Mint Detox Water improves immunity and protects against free radicals.



Method of Preparation

Cut thin slices of lemon and cucumber. Take a jug of water and add two slices of lemon, four slices of cucumber and about 4 Mint leaves. Serve this water after an hour. You can refill the jug several times till it begins to lose flavour.

Second Recipe - Strawberry, Watermelon and Mint Detox Water

This Detox Water recipe is a nutrition powerhouse. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Watermelon contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium. 



Method of Preparation

Cut small pieces of strawberries and watermelon. Take a jug of water and add four pieces of strawberry and watermelon each followed by 4 Mint leaves. Serve after an hour and refill 2-3 times till it looses flavour.

Do try these beneficial healthy recipes of Detox Water to improve overall health.

Take care and Keep Blinging.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Review of Garnier Ultralift Eye Cream

Today I’ll be reviewing Garnier Ultralift Eye Cream which comes in an eye catchy 15mL red coloured plastic tube.



Price - € 6.99 (After 50% off at Boots).



Product details (As given on Boots Website)

Garnier Ultralift Firming Eye Cream - 15 ml gives visible results after just 8 days. Garnier Ultralift Firming Eye Cream - 15 ml is specially designed to smooth the delicate skin around the eye area.

- Smoothes the skin around the eye contour area
- Visibly softens wrinkles and fine lines
- Firms the skin
- Ophthalmologically tested and fragrance free.
- Recharges the natural cellular regeneration mechanism to effectively reduce the appearance of new lines and wrinkles.

Review -

Garnier Ultralift Eye Cream has lotion like runny consistency rather than a thick creamy one. Its quite easy to apply and spreads smoothly without applying much pressure around the eyes. Since the skin around eye is delicate so any eye cream should spread effortlessly. 


As an eye cream it works fine as it moisturises eye contour area really well. It hydrates eye contour   area. But on the downside, it does’nt lightens dark circles nor makes the eye area radiant. So, its claim that this Eye cream is radiance boosting does not hold true. 

Since only a tiny amount is needed each time, so this eye cream is going to last for a long time even after using it for 2 or 3 times daily.  

This eye cream did not work efficiently on fine lines and wrinkles even after using it for 2 months. Maybe, it takes longer than this to show its effectiveness on wrinkles. Overall, Garner Ultralift eye Cream is a good eye cream which moisturises well but does not work on fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. 

So if you are looking for an eye cream for moisturising the eye area then Garner Ultralift eye cream is a good choice. But if you are expecting anything more from this, you will be disappointed. 

Overall I would give this eye cream 2.5/5 stars.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Face Packs for Dry Skin

Dry skin issues usually revolve around moisture. Dry skin’s thirst for moisture is quenched by keeping the body hydrated and applying plenty of moisturisers. People with dry skin suffer from scaly and rough skin. Applying moisturisers does help but sometimes skin asks for more hydration which creams or moisturisers fail to deliver. To improve the texture of skin, face masks and scrubs work wonderfully.



Natural homemade Face Packs work amazingly to improve the condition of dry skin. Natural face packs do not possess harmful chemicals, impose no side-effects and are cost effective. You just need a few items from your kitchen and your face pack will be ready in a few minutes. 

Here is a list of 5 Natural Face packs for Dry Skin -

1. Banana, Honey and Olive Oil Face Pack


Honey is an excellent ingredient to lock moisture in skin while banana and olive oil fight free radicals which cause ageing and damage. Olive Oil also regulates sebum production in skin. This face pack nourishes the dry skin deeply and improves the texture.

Ingredients Required-

- 1/2 Banana
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Olive Oil

Method of Preparation 

Mix all the three ingredients to make a smooth paste. Apply this pack on your face and neck. Leave it for 10-15 min. After that, wash it off with plain water and apply moisturiser.

2. Yogurt and Honey Face Pack


Yogurt has many benefits for skin one of which is the moisture retaining property. Yogurt locks in moisture in skin and nourishes it. 

Ingredients Required-

- 2 tsp Yogurt
- 1 tsp Honey

Method of Preparation

Mix Yogurt and Honey well to make a paste. Apply this paste to the face and neck. Leave it for 15 mins. Lastly, wash it off with plain water.

3. Almond and Rose Water Face Pack


Almonds are enriched with Vitamin E which effectively removes dryness. Rose Water consists of Anti-Oxidants which helps fight ageing. Rose Water also hydrates and revitalises skin.

Ingredients Required-

- 8 Almonds
- 2 tsp Rose Water

Method of Preparation

Soak Almonds in water overnight. Grind Almonds and add Rose Water to make a paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 20 mins. After that, wash your face with water.

4. Aloe Vera Gel and Cucumber Face Pack


Both Aloe Vera Gel and Cucumber revitalises and hydrates skin making it soft and supple. 

Ingredients Required-

Aloe Vera Gel
Cucumber

Method of Preparation

Grate Cucumber and add Aloe Vera Gel to it. Apply this paste and leave it on for 20 mins. Wash it of with plain water.

5. Milk Cream Face Pack


This face pack does not require special preparation or ingredients. Only Milk cream is needed. Milk cream is beneficial in adding softness and moisture to skin. It also removes tanning and dryness.

Ingredients Required-

- Milk Cream

Method of Preparation

Apply Milk Cream to face and neck. Leave it on for 15 mins and wash off with plain water.

Regular application of these Face Packs (At least twice a week) will address all the dry skin issues. Your skin will become smooth, soft and youthful within weeks. So go ahead and try these face packs.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.
























Friday, 16 June 2017

Benefits of Coconut Water for Skin

Coconut Water is loaded with nutrients which are indispensable for healthy body and skin. Coconut water has carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium with only minute concentration of fat.


Coconut Water has infinite health benefits. It provides essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium to body. These minerals maintain healthy heart, proper muscle function and blood volume. Also, it instantly boosts energy.

Apart from the ample of health benefits, Coconut Water is a miracle skin drink as well. It helps in maintaining youthful and problem free skin in many ways. Read on to know more.

  • It hydrates skin from within and makes skin soft, supple and glowy.
  • It provides antioxidants which protects the skin against free radicals and toxins.
  • It reduces stress which directly impacts the skin. Calcium and Magnesium in coconut water helps in muscle relaxation. 
  • It helps to fight wrinkles and fine lines. Protein ‘Cytokines’ present in coconut water helps in cell growth thereby causing anti-ageing effect.
  • It prevents acne and blemishes. 
Lately, Coconut is being used in many beauty products and for all good reasons. It is natural, has no side-effects and low cost. Drinking a glass of Coconut Water daily will definitely give you good skin and overall good health. So, go ahead and enjoy this tasty drink.

Take care and keep blinging.









Friday, 9 June 2017

Face Packs for Skin Brightening

Homemade face packs miraculously bring back your original complexion and fade away blemishes, dark spots or acne marks. Natural skin brightening masks are easy to prepare, cost-effective and devoid of harmful chemicals. Usually skin brightening products available in the market contains bleach which has adverse effect on skin in the long run. Natural face packs can be applied just once or twice a week. Here are four homemade face packs for skin brightening which are suitable for oily, combination as well as dry skin-



1. Turmeric, Milk, Honey and Gram Flour Face Mask

Turmeric is an age old skin beautifying remedy. No wonder, Turmeric is included in so many skincare/beauty products nowadays.

Method of Preparation- 

Take 2 tsp of Gram flour in a bowl. Add 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder, 1 tsp of Lemon juice and 1 tsp of Milk to make a paste. Apply this pack on your face and leave it for 15 min. Finally wash it off with water and pat dry.

2. Honey and Lemon Face Mask

Lemon is loaded with Vitamin C and Citric Acid which are responsible for fading dark spots and pigmentation thereby giving an overall brightening effect.

Method of Preparation-

Take 2 tsp of Honey and add 1 tsp of Lemon juice to it. Mix well and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 15 min and pat dry.


3. Potato Pulp Face Mask

Potato has mild bleaching property. With regular use of this face mask tanning, blemishes and dark spots will disappear from the skin.

Method of Preparation-

Peel and grate half a medium sized potato to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for 20 min. Wash it off with water and pat dry.


4. Curd and Dry Orange Peel Face Mask

Orange Peel is highly effective in removing sun tan and dark spots from skin and imparts an overall glow to face. Curd removes pigmentation, fine lines, dark spots and moisturises skin.

Method of Preparation-

Dry Orange Peel in sun or indoors. Take 1 tsp of Orange Peel Powder and add curd to it to make a paste. Apply it on your face for 15 min. Wash it off with water and pat dry.

Regular use of these face packs will remove sun tan, dark spots, blemishes and pigmentation. After a few days you will notice a bright glow on your face. So go ahead, try these face packs.

Take care and Keep Blinging.




Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Natural Face Cleanser - Gram Flour

Importance of a good face cleanser cannot be emphasised enough for keeping the skin problem free and youthful. Depending on the skin type, there are plenty of options available. Generally, face cleansers are loaded with harsh chemicals and soap which does more harm than good to skin. Harsh face cleansers strips away moisture, react on sensitive skin and may cause ageing. 

Natural face cleansers, such as Gram flour, thoroughly deep clean the face without harming skin. Moreover, the natural ingredients adds glow, moisturise and clears skin problems.


Chickpea flour or Gram flour is cheap and easily available in grocery stores. It removes excess oil (or sebum) and impurities from pores without drying. It also removes tan, clears pimples, brightens as well as moisturise skin. It can be mixed with various natural ingredients to make various types of face packs.

Gram flour cleanser is ideal for oily skin but people with combination and dry skin can also use it.  It efficiently removes oil, dirt and impurities from skin and adds glow.


Method of Preparation-


Take 2 tsp of Gram flour and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply it to your face just like a face wash. Gently massage your face with the paste in circular motion for about 30 sec. Wash it off with plain water and pat dry. Now, you can go ahead with your daily routine of toning and moisturising. 

Use this cleanser every morning. Regular use of Gram flour will clear your skin from pimples and blemishes thereby making it glow. Do try this natural cleanser and enjoy its benefits.

Take Care and Keep Blinging. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Coffee and Honey Scrub

Home-made scrubs work amazingly to obtain clean and clear skin. One of the biggest advantages of homemade skincare products is that you know what you are putting on your skin. And of course, they are cost-effective. Homemade scrubs and face packs are loaded with natural ingredients which efficiently deep cleans the skin and makes it glow. 

Coffee and Honey scrub is a great for brightening, smoothening and reversing the signs of ageing. This scrub is suitable for dry, oily and combination skin. But if you have sensitive skin, you should do a patch test first to see how your skin will react to this.

Benefits of Coffee for Skin-


Lately, many cosmetic brands are incorporating extract of coffee into many skin care products. Coffee is loaded with caffeine and antioxidants. Antioxidants protect skin from free radicals which  causes skin ageing and fine lines. Caffeine, on the other hand, reduces fine lines and inhibits moisture loss. In simple words, Coffee just wakes the skin up.

Benefits of Honey for Skin-


Honey has antibacterial, antioxidant and moisturising properties. It purifies the skin by unclogging the pores. It is beneficial for sensitive acne prone skin as well.

Method of Preparation-


Take about 1 tsp of finely ground coffee powder in a bowl and add honey to make a thick paste.

Apply it to your face and gently rub it in circular motion with a light hand. Wash it off after 30 sec with water.

Word of Caution- 


- This isn’t a gentle scrub. Therefore, use it only once a week.
- It is recommended to do a patch test first.
- Make sure that the coffee powder is finely ground and no rough particles are present. 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

DIY Hand and Nail Moisturiser

Throughout the day, our hands comes in contact with harsh substances like soaps, hand washes, and dish cleaners which literally suck moisture out of them. Also, frequent hand washing results in dry hands and nails. Hence, hands need special care to keep them beautiful, soft and supple. Therefore, a hand moisturiser is an irreplaceable item amidst skin care products. 

Almond Oil

Numerous benefits of Almond oil for skin and health are known for ages. Almond oil is a boon for skin. It is loaded with beneficial ingredients like vitamin A,B and E,  mono saturated fatty acids, minerals and proteins. It forms a layer to seal the moisture and prevents the signs of ageing.  


Lavender Essential Oil 

Lavender Essential Oil many skin benefits. It's prepared by steam distillation of Lavender flowers. This oil helps in better sleep. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties which makes it appropriate to be used in skin care products.


Therefore, a mixture of these two beneficial oils when applied on body regularly gives miraculous results. 

Method of Preparation


Take about 1/2 a cup of Almond oil in a bottle. Add 4-5 drops of Lavender Essential oil. Mix thoroughly and apply to your hands as and when required. This oil can be used as body moisturiser as well. Apply it every night  and wake up to soft and supple hands.

Do try this natural DIY hand and nail moisturiser to bring life back to your hands.

Take care and keep Blinging. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

L'oreal Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash - Review

L'oreal Skin Expert/Paris recently launched its fine flowers range which includes fine flowers toner,  gel cream wash and the cleansing milk. This range is targeted for dry and sensitive skin. I am going to share my experience with L'oreal Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash.

Price - € 3.34 (After 33% off at Tesco).

Details of the face wash as mentioned on the Boots website are given below-

Product details


The L'Oréal Paris Laboratories have selected and combined extracts of Rose and Jasmine Flowers, in a cleansing gel-cream wash for soft, comfortable and fresh skin, every day. The rich gel-cream texture emulsifies in water, transforming into a creamy foam that cleanses and softens the skin without drying it out.

How to use

Morning and evening, apply to wet skin and massage delicately on the face and neck, using circular motions. Rinse with warm water. No soap. No alcohol. Tested under dermatological and ophthalmological control.

Ingredients

Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Coco-Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Jasminum Officinale Extract / ,Jasmine Flower Extract, PPG-5-Ceteth-20 ,PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate, (F.I.L. B196916/1).


Review-

My skin becomes dry when weather transitions from winters to summers. Hence, I decided to buy a mild face wash which would not dry out my skin further. I was checking various stores and I came across L'oreal Fine Flowers range and ended up buying a face wash and a toner.

As I have oily and sensitive skin, I prefer gel cleansers over creamy one's. Initially I was sceptical about buying this face wash as its a Gel-Cream wash. But since my skin was dry and dehydrated, I thought this Gel-Cream combination will work on my skin. 


This face wash comes in a 150mL tube. It does have a Gel-Cream consistency. It has white milky appearance. Only coin size amount is needed to thoroughly clean the whole face.

Now coming to the efficiency of the face wash. This is a very mild cleanser. It lathers up quickly and thoroughly cleanses the skin. Since it's gentle, it does not dry out skin. Skin feels soft, clean and fresh after using this face wash. Moreover, it didn't react on my face. It removes all the oil and dirt from the face without stripping away the moisture.

One thing which caught my attention is the claim that it does not contain soap and alcohol. Both of these ingredients are harsh and cause dryness. But, on contrary, the ingredients list has Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is soap. So there claim is false. 

I would recommend this face cleanser if you are suffering from dry skin condition or if you have sensitive skin. It works really well as a face wash and does not react on skin.

I would give this face wash 4/5 stars.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

L'oreal Fine Flowers Toner - Review

L'oreal Skin Expert/Paris has recently launched its Fine Flowers range which includes Fine Flowers Toner,  Gel Cream Wash and Cleansing Milk. This range is targeted for dry and sensitive skin. I am going to share my experience with L'oreal Fine Flowers Toner.

L'oreal Fine Flowers Toner

Price - € 5.01 (After 33% off at Tesco).

L'oreal Fine Flowers Toner


The description of the Toner as given on the Boots website -

Product details
The L'oréal Skin Expert/Paris Laboratories have selected and combined extracts of Rose and Jasmine Flowers, in a toner for soft, comfortable and fresh skin, every day. The fresh texture invigorates the skin and eliminates the last traces of impurities, for perfectly cleansed complexion.

How to use
Morning and evening, after cleansing with Fine Flowers Milk or Wash, apply to a cotton pad and sweep over the face and neck. Avoid the eye area.

Ingredients
Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Jasminum Officinale Extract / Jasmine Flower Extract, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Sorbitol, Disodium EDTA ,Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Styrene/ Acrylates Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol , Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Parfum / Fragrance, (F.I.L. B196166/1).
L'oreal Fine Flowers Toner
Review -

L'oreal Fine flowers toner comes in a big 400mL bottle. The bottle is light pink in colour with a flip-cap. Currently, this range is available at a discounted rate at Tesco.

Although, its a toner but the consistency is thick gel like. Its not transparent and has a milky appearance. Only a small amount is sufficient for the whole face and neck. 

One of the prominent feature of this toner is its amazingly wonderful fragrance. Its not overpowering so even the girls with sensitive nose will love it. Fragrance is quite flowery like Jasmine. When applied on face, the smell itself will make you feel fresh and wonderful.

Now coming to the efficiency of the toner - This toner is very gentle and does not dry out the skin like many other toners do. Rather, it moisturises the skin and adds an instant glow to the face. It cleans the skin so well making the face look fresh. Apply a moisturiser afterwards and you can leave your face as it is or go ahead with the make-up. This product claims to remove impurities, invigorates and smooths. L'oreal Fine Flowers toner stands true to its claims. It does removes impurities, invigorates and smooths the skins texture. 

I have oily and sensitive skin. This toner did not react on my skin. Therefore, it will suit people with dry, oily and sensitive skin.

Basic aim of any toner is to minimise the pores. L'areal Fine Flowers Toner minimises the pores to an extent but I would not say it controls oiliness. My face does get oily after 2 hours. So, if you are looking for a toner which can control oiliness and mattify your face, this is surely not the one.

Overall, I would say it is a wonderful toner which smoothens skin texture, adds glow and refreshes the face instantly. So, if you are looking for gentle toner, which will make your skin glow day by day, you should try this one.

I would give this toner 4.5/5 stars.

Take care and Keep blinging.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Five Must have Make-Up Essentials


You don't need tons of make-up products to look gorgeous everyday. Just a few basics are sufficient. So, here is a list of make-up essentials for everyday look -

1. BB or CC cream



BB or CC creams consists of a moisturiser along with foundation which covers imperfections on face nicely and smoothens the skin texture. Usually such creams come with SPF which is icing on the cake.  These creams doesn't make your face look cakey as is the case with foundations but at the same time gives a subtle glow. 

2. Eyebrow Pencil


This is one important part of make-up which is usually overlooked. Defining the eyebrows is crucial to look well-groomed. 


3. Eyeliner/Kohl



Eyeliner/ Kohl makes you look more awake and fresh. Lining your eyes with an eyeliner highlights your eyes and add glamour. There are plenty of colour options available such as green, brown, grey, blue and black. Line your eyes with the colour of your choice and  you will instantly look gorgeous.

4. Lipstick


A lipstick of light shade such as pink, coral, light brown and nude is essential to give a subtle colour to your lips without going over the top. 

5. Blush


Last but not the least is a blush. You can either have a powder or cream blush depending on your skin type and preference. Little bit of colour on cheeks gives a wonderful glow on face.

These are 5 essential must have products for daily make-up which enhances the beauty without going over the top. Add these to your daily make-up and you will be sorted.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.