First blog post

After successfully completing my certificated Makeup course from Copenhagen Denmark, I was enjoying doing makeup and sharing tips with my clients. But, one day as I was sipping coffee (I just love coffee), I realised why not share all the pro tips and my experience with others.Though I am not professional blog writer but I will try to write what my mind speaks. I hope to have fun writing blogs and hopefully you will like what I write and keep me motivated for writing more 🙂

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Natural Look!!

Hi Beautiful Gang! How have you been with all celebration going around.

As we are seeing a new trend of makeup is making a buzz around, well-known as “Makeup but No makeup ” look.

Lets try an achieve 😉 All you need is few things, which is already there in your make-up kit.

  • Shiny Lips: According to my experience, I personally think moisturizing the lips with balm is very essential for fresh and natural appearance. Shade of light or nude colors will help you to achieve the look. If you are girl, who doesn’t like lipstick, then a good shiny gloss is what you need.

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  • Natural Eyes: Every eye shape is different, therefore it important to make your eyes stand out. Light coffee coloured eye shadow and brown/black kohl will give you natural look. Always avoid lump in application of your mascara. Shimmerhack: Start from base and also cover the corner of the eye. 11
  • Blended Make up: To achieve foolproof natural look, the only strategy is Blending. Using correct Concealer and Foundation and then blending it in your skin, this will result in natural, fresh and glowing skin. I would try to avoid too much of highlighter. It will never give the result of natural look.

face.jpgI love Shimmer, that’s why little glitter on eyes.

Shimmerhack : If you have full brows, just run brow gel.

I keep this look for my Sunday brunch or coffee date and even some time, when I have to go and visit my extended family.

 

It’s simple and sophisticated. Let me know, your take on this.

 

Be Beautiful, Feel Wonderful.

 

Coffee Treatment!! Skin Mask

Switch on the best in you 🙂 Your Cup of Inspiration.

Do you know that grounded coffee can be used as mask as well as a scrub for your face and body?

If your answer is “Never heard of it” or “I know but not sure what good it that for”, or you just like to read about coffee or beauty tips… Next 2 minutes of your reading could give you something really interesting to try or just talk about.

So get that cup of yours and while you enjoy the aroma of coffee 😉, and read how coffee mask not only reduces dullness and tiredness but also tighten your skin and brighten your complexion.

A quick look at the ingredients and their benefits:

Coffee☕☕:  Helps in reducing inflammation, redness and dark circles under the eye. And also acts like exfoliator.

Lemon🍋 juice: A rich content of natural Vitamin C; it lightens, tightens and brightens the skin. And is also good for regulating oil production.

Honey🍯🍯: One of the best humectant, i.e. the part that locks your moisture.

Olive oil: Provides antioxidants protection, enhances exfoliation and doesn’t clog pores. When applied it helps in protecting the skin from premature skin aging as it helps to restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.

Okay, lets get on with it now…

Coffee Scrub

Step 1 – Make your coffee, I normally use an Italian coffee press

Step 2 – Drink your coffee and relax!

Step 3 – Now use the powder left behind in the coffee press or the filter paper. Mix it with olive oil and make it like a scrubber.

Step 4 – Slowly scrub your skin for 1 or 2 mins in a circular motion; wash and pat it dry.

EffectsThis will exfoliate the skin, i.e. remove dead skin cells from the skin and allow the new skin cells to shine through.

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Coffee Mask

This is my favourite; take fine coffee powder, lemon juice and honey. Mix it well and apply evenly on skin. Wash and pat it dry after 15 mins.

Effects: Tighter and brighter skin.

Shimmer Hack! Concealer

Discolouration, dark circle under the eye, redness or blemishes are few problem faced when trying to achieve a flawless and healthy looking skin, and in order to achieve that its important to use right concealer.

Right Color concealer-

  • Redness- Green color concealer.
  • Dark circles- Yellow/ Orange
  • Discolouration- Beige/Tan

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Be Beautiful, Feel Wonderful

DIY- Lip Scrubber

Lip Scrubber‼ Hot new trend but not something new. Say bye-bye to chapped lips and hi! to beautiful smile.

A change in season means your skin needs care and so does your lips. No one likes chap lips and lipstick application makes it hard. Ask me! I face it all the time with my clients.

Just a lip balm will never solve your problem of chapped lips and what you need is to exfoliate. Yes! you are read that right. Even your lips has layer of dead skin that needs to be removed and moisturised.

Different lips scrubber are available in market with price ranging from moderate to expensive. But I find it easy to make at home, with ingredients usually available in every household.
So what all do you need? 🙂

Well – Brown sugar, Olive oil, essential oil and that’s it! Optionally, you can also add food color like the red color shown in pic.

Take a small bowl and add – 1tbs Brown Sugar, ½  tbs Olive oil, 1/2 drops of essential oil and few drops of color. Mix it together and apply slowly in circular motion on lips. You can treat your lips for few min and wash & pat it dry.

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Now apply your lip balm to keep your lip soft and moisturized. I prefer Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream lip balm, its very good and favourite of most makeup artist. Saves the day 🙂

Benefits of the Ingredient

  1. Brown Sugar– Brown sugar contains glycolic acid (Alpha-hydroxyl acid), which fight against bacteria and keeps the skin vivacious & healthy. It helps to improve on sun damage and skin aging. It is again natural humectant, keeps in moisture locked and guards from destructive toxins.
  1. Olive oilIt adds antioxidant properties and locks the moisture. It is also a rich source of vitamins, including A, D, K and E.
  2. Essential oil– combats aging of the skin and heal it. Lavender and sandalwood oil works best for me! 🙂

All the best‼ And don’t forget to share your experience.

*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.

Product Review- LO’real Powder Lipstick

Hey Friends..

Summer is here‼ Heat and Sweat.. oohhuu .. Going out with make-up is a challenge, especially with lipstick.  Not too glossy! Not too dry! Then what should you wear?

Well… “Matte” is back in trend. Perfect for work, hangout or even on brunch date! So here is my take on L’Oreal Infallible Matte Fx Lipstick.

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It was launched in January, but I feel it has better use in summer. After using it for couple of weeks, I am all set to stamp as my favourite. Easy application, light on lips

And comes in six color shades for every skin tone.

It is gel to powder product, and therefore there are no loose pigments on your lips. Instead it is creamy and moisturizing, perfect for daily wearable with matte effect.

Long wearable, no smudging and sponge on the stick helps to build the color. It would be really good, if you apply lip primer before.

Pro tip: You can even use it to create lip.

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