Let’s Talk Eyeliners

Eyes are always the focal point in our makeup, and the most used makeup product is the eyeliner. Black eyeliner is the safest choice for the office, college, party, basically for everywhere. And nowadays other colors are also getting attention. From a playful look to a bold look, the traditional look or just for an everyday outing, eyeliner is a must for every girl’s vanity. As a makeup lover, I like to purchase new products, but I am little conservative while buying an eyeliner. Why? two main reasons, I like to purchase the same eyeliner every time which I know is most suited for me, I know which shade of black will go perfectly with my skin tone, and without any fails, my eye makeup will be perfect. The second reason is, eye sensitivity. I am little skeptical to use a new formula on my eyes. The eyeliners and eye pencils which are tried and tested for a long time are always the right choices for my eyes. Here are some of my prolong used and most trustworthy liquid eyeliners.

I tried to demonstrate the pigmentation and thickness of these eyeliners. There are some black eyeliners and some color eye pencils.

So, here on the top, I have a gold-tone Hyperglossy liquid eyeliner from Maybelline New York, this is great for the festival time or for parties. Next is my most favorite Stay All Day liquid eyeliner from Stila in the shade of Intense Black, it’s a microtip liner, easy to use, just love it. Next is the popular Kat Von D black eyeliner in the shade Trooper, again deep black, excellent for a dramatic look. Then I have two black eye pencils, Infallible long were eye pencil from Loreal in the shade of Black Noir and another favorite from Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil in the shade Perversion. I love this shade, this is my fourth one, I use it every day.

Here I have my color eye pencils. The first eye pencil is waterproof kajal from Rimmel, which is a grayish glittery black pencil, I used it on the evening parties, it’s not very glittery though but enough to create a smoky look. The next brown eyeliner is from Kat Von D, Hemingway, nice color for a subtle makeup. As you can see I am a big fan of Urban Decay eye pencils, I got the four shades of them, each of them are quite unique but trust me, they are amazing. Sometimes I use them as the base, or smudge them over my lids and create a slightly tinted shadow, and sometimes I use it as the bottom eyeliners. I consider makeup as another form of art, be creative and be playful, it is fun. Love yourself and always stay happy.

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My favourite Orange Lipsticks for summer

Enough of berry, pink, neutrals and red lipsticks, now is the time for some bold orange hues. Orange is such a fun color for summer, it can be completed with a bold look or it can be given a perfect naturally sunkissed blushy look. And the most important part is it can suit every skin tone and you can apply everywhere, all the day long, around this summertime.

Here are some of my favorite orange lipsticks that can go with every skin tone. Usually, I choose a soft orange tone for my everyday look and select a bold one for my favorite occasions. From a perfect Sunday brunch look or summer party look to the vacay look, anytime orange lipstick can give you a shiny fresh face in this warmer days.


Maybelline Electric Orange lipsticks in satin are formulated with rich honey nectar that gives a smooth feel to your lip and the color is so pigmented that one swipe of this bright lipstick is enough to make a perfect orangy pout.

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Juan, this liquid lipstick is a budget-friendly one, $6.50 from Amazon. It has a creamy formula with a matte finish, and it is perfect for vacation.

COVERGIRL Colorlicious Rich Color Lipstick Sweet Tangerine is infused with shea butter for a creamy feel. This lip color is perfect for a softer makeup look.

e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing Lipstick, Orange Dream. Another bold color and this one is highly pigmented, once you apply, it can stay all day long, no need to retouch. But this can be little dry, so apply lip balm before the lipstick can help your lip to retain the moisture.

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MAC Cremesheen lipstick in the shade Crosswires. It is pinkish orange tone, complement the light breezy beach outfits.

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Revlon super lustrous lip gloss, Solar Coral 243. Again this is soft and silky gloss with a glamorous color shine. Appropriate for every day.

STAY HAPPY AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL IN THIS SUMMER.

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Natural Homemade Skin Exfoliation by Priyanka Chopra

A few months back the famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra shared her skin home remedies on Vogue. I watched it on YouTube, the video got viral since it has been published. In this video, Priyanka shared her traditional homemade DIY body exfoliate pack, lip scrub, and scalp treatment remedies. The ingredients she used are all natural and quite staple in the Indian households and the body pack is also very popular across generations. If you have the time and the right ingredients at hand, then once a week of this pack will definitely take care of your skin in this hot summer days. I tried to follow Priyanka’s instructions and made this pack at home and then applied it to my skin. ( But before you use it on your skin, just make sure to do the allergy test by putting it on back of your palm, don’t use it if your skin got irritated). It can use as a great anti-tan mask for your face. This mask has all the natural ingredients which are very safe for any type of skin, it can use as a hydrating mask also. I will demonstrate the difference before and after using this pack in my hand. But first, the steps, how to make this amazing pack:

(All the ingredients are easily available in any Indian grocery store.) Here I took little less than 1/3 rd cup of chickpea flour(Besan), 1/4th cup of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder(exotic ingredient from India), a little bit of lemon juice and 1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder. Then I mixed all the ingredients until it looked like a smooth mask. I apply it on my skin and let it dry for 10-12 minutes, then I rubbed it nicely and you can see it works as a great exploitation while massaging with your fingers and then use a wet cotton cloth to clean it and voila you can see the instant difference.

The skin will look smoother and more hydrated and because of the turmeric, your skin will look fresher than before. But excessive use of turmeric can make your skin a bit yellowish, so be careful about the quantity. Hope you will try it and let me know how you feel about this mask.

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Prism Eyeshadow Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills- Product Review

I recently bought this wonderful eyeshadow palette from Sephora, Prism by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This is my second palette from ABH, the first one is Renaissance. I am really impressed by ABH’s shadow quality, they are highly pigmented, longlasting(with the eye primer) and lots of color variety. When I saw Prism’s nice mix of vibrant colors, I couldn’t resist myself. This palette contains 14 colors, there are 7 matte eyeshadow and 7 glittery pigments. What I really like about this palette is the selection of colors, there are some bold colors and there are some soft colors also. This palette can help you to create a glamorous party look, you can create a soft daytime look, or you can achieve a fiery summer party look also.

Let’s go through the colors, on the top line, there are 4 matte shadows, Eden is the soft matte orangy shadow, it’s a good transition color, though I have to reapply it a couple of time to get the desired color intensity. Unity is another nice transition color for the overall lid or to highlight your browbone. Now, my most favorite color in this pallet is Sphere, it’s a perfect color for this time of year, even if it looks bright neon yellow in the picture, its actually a very soothing color once applied on the lid. Obsidian is a dark shade, perfect for the smoky eye look or you can use it on the waterline also. Lucid, Sphinx and Osiris are the highly glittery pigments, a little fall down will be noticed, but great shades, especially Sphinx, a beautiful bronze shadow, perfect for evening.

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On the bottom line of this palette, we have 4 glittery pigments and 3 matte shadows.  Dimension is a beautiful color, it will give you a metallic look, very trendy yet graceful. The parallel is a warm brown shadow, I always like to have a nice brown shadow in my palette, brown is a versatile eyeshadow, can be used with any makeup look. Another fabulous color from this pallet is Saturn, it is a beautiful salmon red color, it’s bold but not too harsh, you can create a beautiful sunset look with this one, perfect for daytime. The pyramid is gold glittery pigment. The Throne is another metallic color from this palette, it is a dark greenish glitter, little different and fun to use. The Lure is a matte soft pink shade, perfect for everyday look. And then we have Eternal, it is a beige glittery one, perfect for a glamorous look.

To create this sunset look, I used Eden as my transition color, then I used Saturn on top of  Eden. I used Parallel to cut the crease and then blend the shades nicely. Then I used Sphere for the entire lid and top with Sphinx for the center of the lid. And I used Unity for my browbone and Lucid for the eye corners. Hope you like my Sunset look. Share your ideas and thoughts with me.

Be gorgeous and happy blogging.

Henna, A Natural Way to Hair Color

What Is Henna?

Henna is one of the most popular beauty herbs in India and tropical countries that is known for its cooling effects. Since ages, it has been used to make hair shiny, healthy and gorgeous. Henna is one kind of herbal leaves, once dried then it can be finely grounded and uses as a powder. The power of this green herb is not only used to decorate hands or cover greys but is also applied to hair to bring back the health of your precious lashes.

Is Henna safe for hair?

Yes, Henna is much safer for the hair unlike the other permanent chemically induced hair colors available in the market. Henna restores the acid-alkaline balance of the scalp without affecting the natural balance of your hair. Henna is a very good conditioner for your hair. It covers each hair shaft and builds a protective layer that safeguards the strands from damage. Regular use of henna makes your hair thick and strong by locking the essential moisture in the hair. Henna is also known to cure dandruff quite effectively.

Is Henna permanent?

Yes, henna does not wash out although it will gradually fade over time. Because of this, and because the dye works like a varnish over your natural hair color rather than chemically changing it, emerging roots are far subtler than after using the chemical dyes. Originally, henna gives a reddish tone to the hair, it can vary, the lighter colored hair will look more reddish than the darker hair. Nowadays, a lot of varieties of different colored henna are available in the market.

How do you use Henna?

Applying henna can get a little messy. Choose an area where you are going to apply henna and lay down some newspaper to catch any stray spills. Cover your shoulder with a towel. It’s said that overnight soaking the henna in warm water can create a very rich color. Then the steps are as follows:

  1. Smooth a protective balm like vaseline around the hairline – to ensure your skin is not accidentally tinted.
  2. Wear gloves, apply the henna evenly to clean, dry hair; dry hair allows the color to saturate each strand. For best results, work from the roots to the tips, starting from the back of the head and moving towards the front.
  3. Then mix approximately 2 cups henna with 4 teaspoons of lemon juice and  2 tablespoons coffee and half cup yogurt, into a paste of toothpaste consistency. Apply over scalp and hair leave on for about one hour. Wash off. If color is desired, avoid yogurt. If hair is dry, add 2 teaspoons herbal or natural hair oil to the paste. Leave for at least one hour; up to two hours is recommended. Wrapping your hair in cling film or a shower cap will result in redder shades, whereas leaving it unwrapped (and therefore cooler) will create a darker color. Rinse off your henna with warm water. The color will continue to develop for up to 24 hours. I usually wait for one day to do shampoo.

How often do I need Henna reapplication?

Like any other hair dye, Henna is also recommended for retouching on grays at least twice a month to maintain the color and vibrancy, though it varies from person to person.

Some of my favorite Henna-

SHEHNAZ HUSSAIN HENNA

PERSIAN HENNA

ORGANIC HENNA

Be gorgeous and happy blogging.

Product review:​ $7 Target Beauty Box

Yes, I got 8 items and $9 in coupons from Target Beauty Box, Be you(tiful) for only $7. I am little skeptical about beauty boxes, I have read some good reviews on some of the very popular monthly beauty subscriptions, but never really tried one. When I saw these Target beauty box at our local Target store, I could not resist myself. Target has my favorite drugstore brands and some of the popular high-end products, they have some brands from UK and Korea also. It’s a good mix of brands and I get a nice wide variety to choose from. In this beauty box, I got the products which I never tried before, these products can be quite useful for my daily skincare routine. I got two full-size products, one sample of beauty vitamin, one shampoo, and one conditioner in travel size, makeup remover eye pads, one cleanser and one moisturizer in sample sizes, and I got total $9 coupons on the full sizes of these products.

Olly beauty Gummy’s with biotin, borage oil, and antioxidants. I haven’t tried it yet, don’t know if I can notice any difference by one capsule though. But I like the Simple Miscellar makeup remover eye pads, the packet contains 30 pads, it is very soothing for the sensitive eye area.

This cream by Honest Beauty contains Daikon Radish Seed oil and other herbal extracts. I have combination to dry skin, and I am always looking for products which can take care of dryness. It is a nice, smooth cream, a good enough light summer moisturizer for me.

This is a clay-to-mousse charcoal cleanser by Loreal. It is a good one, gives me a clean look after cleansing.

Keraphix shampoo and conditioner by Nexxus, it contains collagen and amino acids which can treat damaged hair. I can see the difference, this combination definitely smoothed my hair after just one washing.

It’s a nice minty spring- summer color by Sinful Nail Colour

This e.l.f. Lip Tint in the Perfect Pink shade and it is also a full size. It gives my lip a very natural pink tint. It moisture my lips so nicely that I am replacing it with my lip balm.

So overall an exceptional value for money. Go try!

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10 Must Have Clinique Products In 2018

We all like to pamper our skin and a healthy skin surely looks flawless and glows even without makeup. Clinique is one of the famous company which has established their expertise in makeup and skincare with years of remarkable results. Clinique’s dermatologists are continuing their work of inventing and researching products in beautifying our skin and looks. Along with their three steps skincare range, other products like lipsticks, foundation, chubby sticks, makeup remover and perfumes are also getting a fair share of popularity. Clinique’s men products are also quite effective, my husband is a regular user of Clinique sunscreens. Here I have ranked some of my favorite Clinique products.

10. Travel size trio– This set is great for travel, I don’t need to pack a lot for the short trips and I can easily carry it in my weekender bags.Cleansing, toning and moisturizing, skin care will not be neglected with this set.

9. Clinique clarifying lotion– I have a dry-combination skin type, so, harsh toner makes my skin drier. My skin just loves this toner, great for all seasons.  I like to apply it in the night after cleansing my face. Sometimes I use it in the morning and before applying makeup. It helps to open up the pores and give me a fresh feel.

8. Correcting Foundation with SPF– This is a great foundation for the summer.This is a light to medium coverage foundation. Not the best product for concealing, it’s on the lighter side.Especially in the summer, before going to the beach I used it, Just to get a little color on my face.It blends really well and gives a smooth skin finish.


7. Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturisers– This is a great product for hydration supplement to the skin.This is a gel based product and gives a lot of moisture.This is one of my favorite summer moisturizers.

6.Clinique Matte Pressed Powder-This helps me to get that oil-free yet flawless look in the summer.It gives a natural finish to my skin.

5. Clinique lash Power Mascara-This gives my lashes a natural yet definite finish.I like to use the Black Onyx shade.It’s not a bold one though but definitely, brighten my eyes.

4. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion– This is my all time favorite moisturizer.I use it every day after cleansing and every night with my night serum. Currently, I am on my fifth bottle. It very delicately soothes my sensitive skin.

3. Clinique Take The Day Off,Makeup Remover-I am really picky one when to choose a makeup remover.There are so many makeups removing products are available in the market, it’s sometimes getting hard to choose which one will be the best for me. I don’t like the greasiness some of the makeup removers has, and some of them even dry out my skin.Then I came across with this Clinique product, it’s a bit pricey one for a makeup remover, but surely it does the job done and left no residue afterward.A big thumbs up for this one.

2.Clinique Chubby StickThis is an amazing product from Clinique, you can use it as a lip balm or as a lip tint which will moisturize your pout also. Great for daytime and office hours.

1.Clinique Happy Perfume-My recent top products from Clinique,the Happy perfume. This fragrance is a must-have for spring-summer time.It gives me a fresh feel all day along. I got a lot of compliments wearing this one.

Let me know about your favourite beauty products of 2018.

Feel prety and be gorgeous.

My favourite Summer Fragrances under $30

I love perfumes, especially the floral undertones, not very strong though. For everyday use, I like softer but not very pricey ones. Here are some of my summer favourites and the best thing is all of them are under $30.

VERA WANG PERFUME EMBRACE– A sweet floral perfume, great for night time.

HAPPY PERFUME FOR WOMEN BY CLINIQUE– It has a fresh sweet undertone, great for the spring-summer time. I got so many compliments.

DAVIDOFF COOL WATER SUMMER SEAS– A perfect light clean fresh perfume for those summers afternoons.

TOMMY GIRL SUMMER–  A softer scent, if you don’t like the strong smell of the original Tommy Girl, then it will be perfect for you.

VICTORIA SECRET LOVE IS HEAVENLY BODY MIST– I like the body mist, especially after the bath, it is a beautiful blend of florals.

PHILOSOPHY PURE GRACE ENDLESS SUMMER BODY WASH- great for summer, if you like Gardenia, then it’s a must-have.

VICTORIA SECRET ROLLERBALL SETS– A collection of top 3 VS perfumes. Great for gifting.

Summer Makeup Without Foundation

Summer is coming, beach days are coming, vacations are coming. But along with that heat and sweating are also coming. I like my makeup but in summer months I use minimal makeup, the lesser the better. There are many options available in the market which are good for summer – like Bb cream, cc cream, tinted moisturizer, foundation with SPF etc. But for everyday light makeup look, I like to follow these steps…

Moisturiser- yes, in summer months also you need moisturizers, because of the heat and sweating. Even all day air conditioning can make our skin dull and dehydrated. So, put any lightweight moisturizer or gel-based moisturizer after cleansing.

Sunscreen- even if you are planning to stay inside the room, you need sunscreen in the daytime to secure yourself from the harsh sun ray. Also, use sunblocks before going to pool.

Concealer- if you don’t have the dark circle under the eye or any marks on your skin, then you are lucky, you don’t have to put concealer on. No such luck for me, so I like to put concealer now and then. I don’t like to apply foundation for my everyday look, especially in summer as I want to avoid too many layers of makeup on my face. Just a bit concealer here and there and I will be summer readyIMG_6698

Face compact/ Banana face powder/ Translucent powder- any kind of face powder is good to give you the fresher look. Carry it in your purse, dab a little bit on your face when necessary and you will notice that oil-free look all day long.

Eyebrow- I like to shape my eyebrow and fill it in with the eyebrow pencil or any dark brown eyeshadow, it gives me a clear look. Don’t make it too strong or it may look little harsh without any eye makeup. Remember, in summer everything should be minimal.

Blush- to get the sun-kissed cheeks, a little touch of blush is all you need.

Lips- it can be a little gloss, any neutral matte or just lip balm, softer smoother lips are always in for summer fashion.

Mascara-Usually, I avoid eyeliners in summer, but I use mascara. A little bit of mascara always helps to brighten the eyes.

Be gorgeous and be summer ready.