Wednesday, 27 August 2014

How to makehair oil at home - A solution to no grey hair, no hair loss, thicker and stronger hair

Hello Beauties !! Hair oil is very important for all of us to provide nourishment. My mom is 53 years and still hair is all naturally black in color and she has got only two strands of grey hair and nothing else till now (Touch wood). Her gene may be one of the reason but i should say the hair oily prepared by her for us both is the main reason. One more thing is my mom never used shampoo and she sticks only with shikakai which is a natural cleanser. I would love to share this hair oil recipe with all of you.

Things Required : 

Coconut Oil - 1/2 Litre
Curry Leaves - 25 Leaves
Dwarf copperleaf - 1 bunch  It's called ponnanganni keerai in Tamil, ponnangantikura in Telugu, ponnankannikira in Malayalam, Garundi in Hindi, sesiile joyweed/dwarf copperleaf in English!)
Hibiscus Leaves - 10 Leaves (The usual red hibiscus leaves)

Method :

Grind the Curry Leaves, Dwarf Copper Leaves, Hibiscus Leaves together in Mixie. Add them all in coconut oil in a wide vessel and place it on the stove. Do not boil it, let it simmer and continue with your works. After sometime (An hour) the waste(sediment) and the oil will get separated. Filter it and leave it for sometime. You can start to use this from the next day.

Benefits :

  • You would not get grey hair that easy with continuous application of this oil
  • Prevents hair loss
  • Makes hair thicker and stronger
  • Enhances new hair growth from the root
  • Great for colored and damaged hair

Note : This recipe is solely did and used by me and my family and has got great benefits.  Kindly let me know if you have any questions on this in the comments section below.

This week's Best Trendy Outfits chosen by Fashion and Makeup Blog Team

Hello Beauties !! From this week I am bringing in a new topic called 'Best Trendy Outfits'. What's this all about ?? So I will be browsing through various online stores and list you the best Outfits. Its not related to any advertisement and I am not paid by those websites for this. Its just out of my own interest I am starting this topic. Hope you will all like this corner !! This will turn out to be a hot spot sooner!!
This week I am listing down the best chosen dresses from online store like Myntra, Mirraw and from a facebook page ...

             The Best Dress Pick From Myntra Online Store !!

The Best Pick from Mirraw Online Store 

The Best Picks from Sony Fashion Online Facebook Store 

        Best Top Picks This week from Myntra Online Store 

How do you like these dresses !! Wait till next week for more best picks..

Best ways to maintain a oily skin and Packs for oily skin

Hello Beauties !! Our skin always reacts to change in weather and we buy different moisturizers and creams according to the changes. Today let me explain you about the oily skin and what are the right packs for them.
Oily skin might look beautiful and gets aged a little slower than a dry skin and wrinkles do not appear that easily for oily skinned beauty. Here are few tips on how to maintain the oily skin.

  • Mix a tea spoon of egg white and few drops of lemon juice. Apply it on your face and neck for fifteen minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. 
  • Mix few drops of lemon juice with a nicely ripped banana. Apply it on your face and neck for fifteen minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water
  • Mix a tea spoon of honey, orange juice, rose water along with multani matti. Let it be on your face and neck until it gets dried well. Wash it off with lukewarm water. 
  • Mix few drops of lemon juice with nicely ripped papaya fruit. Apply this pack to get rid of pimples as well its effective for oily skin.
  • Oily skin is the source of pimple as your pores might be clogged by the oiliness hence you can grind fresh tulsi and neem leaves and mix it along with sandal powder to make a paste. This is great for acne reduction.
  • Size of pores will be larger for oily skinned beauty. A great solution for this problem is the tomato pack. Mix a tea spoon of tomato juice with few drops of lemon juice and apply it on your face and neck. You might have tingling sensation as its working on your face. 
  • You can also try a cucumber pack for oily skin. As we all know cucumber refreshes the skin. Mix a 4 tea spoon of cucumber juice with honey and lemon. Apply this on your face for sometime. Gently massage before you wash it off from your face. 

Other than the above pack below are few tips to maintain a oily skin !! 

  • Oily skin needs a good cleansing everyday. Cleanse your face twice with a face wash for oily skin which should also retains your moisture. 
  • To even out a oily skin tone, use a fresh toner after your cleanse. Rose water or sandal toner is best for oily skin.
  • Hydrating cream is necessary for oily skin. There are hydrating gels and creams available and use a little to keep up good hydration for your skin.
  • If you would want to wear a makeup, then definitely choose foundation which will not clog your pores. Generally liquid foundation is good for oily skin as it will not clog your pores. 
  • Do not use cream blush for oily skin especially during summer. Its better to use powder blush for oily skin. Same way its good to use powder based eye shadow than opting for creamy eye shadow.
  • Your T-ZONE will look more oily hence concentrate on that part while you apply your makeup. For this, have a oil bottling paper with you so whenever you feel your t-zone is oily use them.
  • Its best to use cold water to rinse a oily skin than using hot water as it lock the moisture within your face.
  • Night regime is more important for oily skin. There are night creams for dry skin and oily skin. Choose the one for oily skin and apply them. Its better if you go for natural products because it has natural ingredients as oily skin is more prone to pimples if there are lot of chemicals in your night cream. Before you apply your night cream cleanse and use toner.

Hope you liked the tips above. If you have any questions kindly write it in the comments section below and I will answer you.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF15 Review and swatches

Hello Beauties !! Its Mac and Yes its expensive though but worth it for its quality. I got this Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation a year back along with Mac Studio Fix Compact and Mac Strobe cream. I went to the Mac store in a mall especially to buy the foundation and SA applied on me starting from the primer, foundation, compact, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick lolz.. So i went out of the mall to check the look on me on day light and took at-least 10 snaps in different lighting before i bought them as its expensive and I should be on the right foundation shade and mine matched with NC44.5 though i thought the lesser tone would do for me but SA said me so strong this is my right tone.
Note : Its been more than a year am using this so in the pictures shown the words might not look so bright.

Price : 1700 INR (Indian Rupees)
Quantity : 30 ml
Ingredients : Octinoxate 2.50% Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Laureth-7, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, BHT, Chloroxylenol, Phenoxyethanol [ /- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288

What Mac Says about the Product : 
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation combines a natural matte finish and medium-buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil and is Oil free.

My Take on the Product : 
Packaging : Here comes the tough thing because there is no pump given to dispense it and you might end up taking a lot more than required. Many times i have wasted and tried again to put the product inside the jar. But there will be no leakage once you have closed it tight.
Smell : The smell is like the usual Mac foundation and it settles down in few minutes after application.
Blend and Coverage : 
So, let me start with how it got blended with my skin. Its a runny liquid foundation and a little foundation is enough to get a mild coverage but you can still layer it to get a full coverage. It covers tiny spots and would not cover up if you have any black flat moles (I have it!!) and for those you have to use concealer. In case of pores, I have very very tiny which is not that visible but that was not covered much on first application but when you opt for full coverage then tiny pores would get covered. However if you have a very dry skin or combination skin tone for sure you have to apply a good moisturizer before applying this because it might show some dry patches. For oily skin you would not find any problem with dry patches by using this. I have some white heads near my chin and tiny black heads on my nose and this seems to get visible even with medium coverage which i don't like. We spending a lot in this foundation and we expect it to cover up those flaws. I would not say you don't need a concealer with this you would need it definitely for more intense colored spots.
Staying Power : The staying power is really great and it stays well for 6 hours for me (Only that long i have tried) without any touch up needed, but you have to set it with compact on top for long stay.
Shade : And coming to the shade, you have to choose the exact shade else it will darken you or show you with different tone which is not yours at all. These NC ranges are neutral yellow tones and is more suitable for Indian skin tones. You have to blend it well to get the right coverage and it gets blended so easily with a simple strokes. This Mac studio fix foundation has a SPF level of 15 which is so good for us if we are going out on sun. On three feet distance from your mirror you might notice the coverage you have got is awesome and your face looks flawless.

Sensitive : 
I have a very sensitive skin tone so i was scared with the list of ingredients (Of-course chemicals). But using this foundation did not break me at all. So its safe on skin.


  • Blends well 
  • It will lasts for a long 
  • Lots of shades to choose from 
  • Does not show you ashy at all if you are on right shade
  • Covers the spots well 
  • Covers you tanned areas
  • Staying power is long in both AC and Non Ac environment

Cons :

  • Appearance of dry patches if you have dry skin
  • A little product forms a outline on pores which takes a extra effort to get it corrected
  • Its damn expensive.

Rating : 4/5
Overall I recommend this mac studio fix fluid foundation with SPF 15 for combination to oily skinned beauties because it does not make your oil come out even after 4 hours. For dry skinned beauties apply and check it well in the store if its not showing dry patches.

Hope you liked the review and have anyone tried this ?? . Share about whats the foundation that you use in the comments section. 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

A view of India's Traditional Jewelry Wear ...

India is known for its ethnic and traditional jewelry designs. There are different kind of jewelry in India. Antique, kemp (South Tradition), White stone with ruby and emerald are the most famous jewels. We could not afford a lot on the gold and diamond and so emerged artificial jewelry in a very affordable price.
Let's see some of the traditional jewelry designs. I am always a fan of dreamjewel artificial collection, jewelsmart and 1gramjewelry.
Here are some of the traditional collection from dreamjewel .. 

Below are the collections from Arnav jewelers Bangalore (Gold, Ruby plated)

Hope you all loved these collections !! Share in your comments if you have any questions on them !! Always there to help you ... 

The Most Best looks of Deepika Padukone ...

Deepika the bollywood Diva !! We can always see her in trendy costume and she definitely has the best looks in her makeup who tries out different hair styles and outfits ... Here are the best look of deepika padukone !!

Style 1 : She tried out a fish tail braid with few hairs coming out in a twisted way with a very light red tone matte lipstick. On her eye there is no kajal in her lower lash lines but only a mascara. She has got the light brown shade as her hair color.
Style 2 : She has backcombed her hair and made puffiness on the front. A very light colored black tone eyeliner again with no kajal on her lower lash line and a bold red lipstick with a little shine. Her blush is not that visible in this look. 

Style 3 :  She has applied a dark blue shaded eyeliner gel on her lash lines a medium brown shade on her water line and a thick mascara. On her lips is very light brown tone lipstick. A high ponytail with backcombed hairstyle at the front. 
Style 4 : Her blush is visible her its a light pink shade on the apple of her cheeks with a medium pink shade on her lips. Again no kajal but only eyeliner and mascara with a simple earring and hairstyle set with a gel. 
Style 5 : A light tone teal color smokey eyemakeup on her eyes with no kajal and a pony tail. A very light nude lip shade which goes with her skin tone. Blush applied on apple of her cheeks in peach color. And all these matches with a inner slip color she is wearing.

Fine now do you need to see the makeup disaster look of deepika ?? Here you go !! 

How do you like this post ?? Share your comments .... 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Revlon Colorbrust Matte Lip Balm Review and swatches of Standout Shade

I was in the store checking out revlon foundation range and SA asked me try this matte lip balm.  I tried different shades of this range and loved this standout. I will review this shade today.

Price : 800 INR
Quantity : 2.7 gms

What Revlon Says : 

  • Velvety Matte Look. Moisture Rich Balm.
  • A Matte finish that’s beyond plush. Balm that’s beyond comforting.
  • Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips.
  • In 10 collectible, crave-able colours.
How To Use:
Step 1: Apply ColorBurst Matte Balm evenly to clean, bare lips. Build color and coverage as desired.
Step 2: Reapply as desired for moisturizing shine throughout the day.

Shade Range:

Sultry 225
Showy 220
Unapologetic 210
Audacious 245
Standout 250
Complex 230
Elusive 205
Shameless 215
Mischievous 235
Striking 240.

My Take on the Product : 
Packaging : 
The packaging is really cute for the balm where the outer cover is same as the color of the lip balm. We need not sharpen this and the quantity is so much that it will come for months for sure. You just push the cap and the lip balm is there in a perfect shape for easy application.

Color :
This shade standout has got a medium red and not a deeper red. Its kind of pinkish red shade.

Fragrance :
It just has the mint flavor and its a refreshing fragrance.
Texture : 
The texture of this lip balm is so creamy and smooth. You can feel this while you apply it. You would not feel heavy on wearing this lip balm.
Finish : 
On applying one swatch you will feel you are done hence getting them right is so easy. The standout color is kind a bold and I applied a little here and there and used my fingers to glide it well. Yes it gives a super matte effect but see to that you don't apply a lot, if so it tends to show your lips so much bright. Its best with one swatch itself applying too much will not get you the look and especially in photographs you cannot get it right with too much of this.
Longevity :
It stays the same for 3 to 4 hours but if you have food or drink something then a little is gone and you have to reapply it.

Sensitiveness :
I have a very sensitive skin tone and this made my lips a little darker so you have to do some regime to your lips like applying honey and do not wear this so long.

Pros :

  • Excellent lasting power
  • Gives the matte effect as claimed 
  • Travel friendly package
  • Does not feel heavy at all
  • Blends easily 
  • you don't need a base to make it stay longer

Cons :

  • Fingers are necessary to glide it correct
  • Will not cover fine lines
  • Darken the lips if wearing long (I hope most of the lipstick has this problem)
  • Cost is too much for a lip balm
Availability : Online and in stores Buy Revlon Color Brust Matte Lip Balm, Unapologtic, 2.7g

F&M Rating : 4/5
Overall I recommend this lip balm for a perfect matte effect and for its different color shades.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eyeliner Review Swatches Photos

As soon as I saw this newly launched gel eyeliner by lakme I wanted to buy them. I ordered it online through amazon and got it in two days. There are seven different shades in this range and i ordered the tempting teal shade.

Price : 800 INR
Quantity : 2.3gm

What Lakme Says : 

Glossy look deconstructed by Backstage experts at Lakme Fashion week. Get addicted to this unique gel texture for super precise application and all day intense color.

My Take on the Product : 
It looks like a color paint pot which is small and cute. Its packed in a glass pot. At first i was searching for the brush on opening the cap. But i did not find it there and i found the brush after i just pulled the top of the cap. There is a section in between the cap and on pulling it you can see the brush. The brush was medium in size and thicker. The eye liner gel has a very smooth texture and tempting teal shade is in bluish-green color. When i dipped the brush in to the pot it just went inside the gel eyeliner as it had a so smooth texture. On applying with the brush (Aaahhh you really need to know the trick to apply gel eyeliner), it glides so smooth and i did not feel like am applying at all. I was not comfortable with the brush given because when i apply on a spot and applying again on the same spot takes of the already applied eyeliner. So i dabbed a little by little and then tried to glide it. The pigmentation is nice and it has very very tiny shimmer particles with the same teal color on it but the shimmer thing will not be shown up on your eyes. I tried applying this with the eyeliner brush i have and it came out so well. It takes some time to get dried and I need to layer to get the intense teal color.

On applying with the brush it also tends to get spread on your lash lines so you have to be very careful on applying. More product is required to get the best pigmentation. I applied and left it for four hours and noticed the eyeliner smudged a little in my lower lash line but upper lash line remained as it is. But the effect it gives to your eyes is nice and beautiful. You can skip your eye shadow if you are applying this on both upper and lower lash lines. I sprinkled some water on my eyes and found its waterproof but if you rub it with your hands a little will be gone :-(.. If you need a Aqua eyes look you can go with this tempting teal as it shows up your eyes

Pros : 

  • packaging is cute
  • Brush is attached with the cap and its easy for travel
  • very smooth texture
  • I have a sensitive skin and it did not irritate my lash lines
  • safe for contact lens wearers

Cons :

  • Very small quantity 
  • Overly priced 
  • Brush could have been designed well.
  • can wear off a bit if you rub too much

F&M Rating : 4/5
Overall I would say the tempting teal shade shows the eyes brighter and you can go for it if you want to try a gel eyeliner in different shades.

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