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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.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

'Hair Wash' - How Often and Type of Shampoo to be Used.


Shampooing is done to wash the hair and clean the scalp from dirt and oil. The important question is how often should it be done? Well there isn't an exact answer to this question because it depends on the type of hair, personal hygiene and lifestyle. People who workout in the gym, live in a hot and humid climate or a polluted region, need to wash hair frequently. 

But the Golden Rule for maintaining healthy hair is 'Less Washing'.

Yes, it's true. Lesser you wash your hair, better results you get. Frequent shampooing often strips away natural oils and makes your hair dry and lifeless. Hair's natural oil is important for healthy scalp and hair. Also, daily washing gradually turns into a habit and becomes difficult to overcome. Over washing will gradually result in dry, brittle and weak hair.

Oily Hair

People with oily hair need to wash with a mild shampoo 2 to 3 times a week to remove excessive oil and reduce itchiness. Shampoo should be free of sulphates and conditioning agents.

Dry Hair

Dry hair should be washed once or twice a week using a sulphate free shampoo having moisturising property. 

Normal Hair

Normal hair type does not need special care and can be washed when needed using a mild shampoo.

Double Shampoo 

Its important to double cleanse your hair. First wash will clean your scalp from sebum, dirt and product build up. Second wash will thoroughly treat the hair.

Dry shampoo 

They are also being highly used these days. Some people swear by these. They come in handy when you don't have time to wash your hair. Dry shampoos makes your hair feel and smell fresh by eliminating oiliness. 

So it's better to stay away from over washing your hair for healthy and strong hair.

Take care and keep Blinging.