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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

TRAVEL 101. MAKEUP ESSENTIALS.


world is a book. those who do not travel read only one page.
Welcome to my blog! Traveling is the most mysteriously peaceful thing. You loose yourself to find the true you. Today's post is really special to me. Because it's 'bout travel and makeup- the two things I love! When you go out to new places, you take a lot of pictures of that place, and ofc you-'coz memories! I personally like to dress up and do some sort of makeup and pose for photos, but this definitely does not reflect my opinions 'bout the idea of going w/o makeup. I absolutely love and enjoy both kinds!
Anyways, I have worked and listed the makeup essentials for you on the way to discover life, All the products are sorted in a checklist at the end of the post.
So w/o further talking, let the journey begin!

1. Moisturizer.
It is really necessary to moisturize your skin in every season. Though we aren't listing skincare essentials, moisturizing your skin before putting on makeup is important to prevent breakouts. Here I either take Vaseline total moisture cocoa glow or moha moisturizing lotion on my journey. And I use their little bottles so it's easy to carry. Definitely, you can pour some of your fav moisturizer in a lil bottle if the one that you have is bigger in size. 

2. CC Creme/ Foundation.
CC cremes are awesome things to work with, only if you know which shade will match your skin. If you feel like foundations will be too much for travel then CC creme can be your friend. But if we are same kinds of people, maybe CC creme would be too much for you. I like to take BB creme w me 'cuz they are light weight and helps w kind of natural look. But everybody is different and prefer different stuffs. Go for what you like, 'cuz life is too short to compromise. :")
For BB creme, I'll suggest one by Garnier or Maybelline.
For CC creme, I'll go w Lakme's and if you are a foundation person I'll say, The Maybelline Fit Me foundation. I love this foundation but it comes in a glass container. So I'll suggest you to transfer it to some travel friendly container to take on your journey.

3. Compact Powder.
If you are taking foundation/BB/CC creme w you, you have to put a compact powder in your bag. But there is high risk of breakage in taking it for travel. But don't worry, put some cotton b/w the mirror and the powder cake. This will surely save your compact from breaking. 
I have taken the compact by coloressence w me, but its size not travel-friendly at all. My current fav is one by Maybelline.

4. Eyeliner.
Liners are definitely a must if you are a makeup freak. But just because you take them w you doesn't mean you have to use them all the time. It's absolutely good to skip liner when you are on travel. Anyways, lemme tell you, marker liners are your best friend for travel. They aren't messy and the applicator works so smooth. You can line your eyes in the airplane or while waiting at the station or even in the cab (if the road ain't much rough). If you want something light and more natural, pencil liner will work for you. 
The pen liner that I currently have is by Maybelline and for pencil liners, I'll go w one my Lakme. Its actually an eyebrow pencil, but it works as a liner so good for me and that's why I prefer that one. These are the two products that I have used and I trust, so I suggest them to you. But the world is so vast and there are different things to try; you always have an option.

5. Mascara.
Who doesn't love mascara? For me, it doesn't matter if I am on travel or what, mascara is always my love. Definitely, I don't put mascara all the time when am traveling or so but majorly. When I get low self-esteem and stuff, I put mascara and feel like Connor Franta (most beautiful person in the whole wide effin' world). Anyways back to the point, my current fav mascara is Maybelline's Volume Express. And I believe it'll always stay one of my favorites. 

6. Eyeshades.
This is absolutely your choice. I personally don't use it in my travel except when I feel more artistic and want that extra element in my pictures. I'll suggest you to go w a small palette w some three or more shades so that you can mix them and create new looks if you wanna. 
I'd suggest Makeup Revolution Iconic Blush Bronze & Brighten Palette (Golden Hot). 
Though it ain;t for eyeshades, but it's my fav.  You can create really simple and light eye looks w it; trust me when I say this 'cuz I have. :)
Another one is coloressence satin eyeshades. These come in different set of colors and there will be 3 colors in a palette. It's small and perfectly travel friendly. Just choose your eyeshade sets wisely and rock this summer!


7. Lip color.
Choosing lip shades is definitely your choice (what ain't!). I like to go w light and natural lip colors. But if you want some aesthetic photos, you can definitely put lip stain in your bag. πŸ˜‰ My all time fav is Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in the shade pink pursuit. I also like to take one by Revlon in shade flirtation w me. 

So here's the final checklist:
(click on the item to buy)
- Vaseline total moisture cocoa glow or moha moisturizing lotion
Garnier Skin Naturals Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream or Maybelline All in One BB Cream
  or Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream or  Maybelline New York Fit Me Foundation      
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TRAVEL 101: SKINCARE ESSENTIALS.

Happiness is not a destination. It's a way of life.
Welcome to my blog! We all are in the summer and summer means going out, discovering different colors of life and getting tanned. If you believe in traveling or you dream of traveling to a place, summer is the best time to go and discover the unseen you. So that you won't face any trouble in your way to meet happiness, I have come up w the travel series. I wanted to do this for so long and finally I am doing this! I'll have a few ideas for posts under this series. Lemme know in the comments if you want me to do a travel post on some specific topic. Today I am starting w skin/hair essentials. And all of them are as important as your passport, so drop them in your bag before you take off.😏
w/o further, let's unleash the unseen!

#1. Moisturizer.
Moisturizing is a must for all seasons, and summer is no exception. And it becomes an important step when you are traveling. You will go to new places and do adventures. But you don't want your skin to dry and loose live for this, right? So carry a moisturizer w you whenever and wherever to you will travel and keep your skin hydrated and alive. I like to carry an extra drying moisturizer for extra moisturizer. My fav are Vaseline total moisture cocoa glow and moha moisturizing lotion (for extra drying skin).

#2. Sunscreen.
Summer comes w necessity for sunscreen. You don't want your skin to be red and irritated and sunburned, do you? I leave no chance to mention the importance of SPF. If you stay in hot country like India, SPF 50 or more is the perfect for your skin. My fav is Lotus Herbals safe sun. It has SPF 50 and SPV PA+++ but it's for normal to oily skin type.
PROTIP: Mix your fav moisturizer and sunscreen and pour it in a small bottle so it'll be easy to carry!

#3. Anti allergic/acne creme.
If you are allergic to something (like dust or sun rays or pollen, etc.) of course you need to be cautious. So don't forget to carry your anti-allergic creme w you to stay on a safe side!
And if you're a sensitive baby, don't forget to throw acne creme in your bag, because no one wants to go on a travel and come back w gifts of acne. :/
My all time fav acne creme is one by Roop Mantra. It's a part of my skin care since the past two years and literally, it has changed my life!
#4.oil blotting sheets and face wipes.
It is summer and no matter what skin type you are, you'll sweat and you're skin will produce oil. The presence of oil blotting sheets makes a big difference! Just gently pat those over your face and you'll find all the dirt and excess oil that your skin produced, on the sheet! Such a magical thing, isn't it? An alternative for this is tissue papers and trust me, it works!

#5. hand sanitizer.
This is a must to be in your bag. And maybe I don't need to explain why. It cleans your hands and kills the bacteria and hence prevents you from getting sick. Does it ever happen to you that suddenly your hands starts feeling dirty for no reason? If yes, then hand sanitizer is a life savior!
Currently, I have one by Lifebuoy but there are so many trusted brands who manufacture these.

#6. lip balm.
Generally, we focus too much on our skin that we neglect our lips. But babe, they are a part of your body too and they need to be taken care of. So lip balm is a lil thing that is essential to consume space in your bag. But make sure it has SPF in it because your lips need sun protection too. I know one by Nivia that has SPF in it. But that one just didn't work for me. You can always use Vaseline though.

#7 Deodorant.
Once you'll reach your destination, you'd be lost in discovering that place and capturing everything in a special place in your heart. It is summer so definitely you'll sweat. So keep a mini deodorant w you so that whenever you feel like, you can use it and feel fresh again! and plus point, it saves you from smell!

#8. Refreshing mists.
This is basically extension of the previous point. Refreshing mists helps a lot when you are on travel (or stress). Just spray it over your face and you'll feel fresh instantly! Definitely, you can use them over makeup. The best part, you can DIY them too!
Thank you for reading. I hope this post will help you. Ask if you have any ques. in the comments below or any suggestions?
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

How To: Cure ACNE.

You are unstoppable. Just realize you deserve better.

Welcome to my blog! If you are here from the very beginning of this blog, you might be knowing that I began an 'acne help series' a long time back. I have had really bad acne (a year ago or so). That was actually 'cuz of a product that didn't suit my skin but I kept on using it (ugh!). Back to 2017, currently while writing this, I have no acne anywhere on my face. This definitely doesn't mean I never get acne. Yes, I do and I won't lie 'bout that. Nobody has perfect skin but that doesn't mean we'll stop looking after ourselves. Whenever I get acne, I follow a few steps and they disappear in like a week or so. I believe it will work for you too; at least they'll reduce your acne to a negligible size. If you try this lil routine and if you have bad acne, please tell me in the comments section how it worked for you.
I think I have talked so much, so w/o further, let's get the spell!

Step 01: Prepare.
Before doing the thing, you need to clean your face. If you wanna move a step ahead, you can scrub your face w your fav daily scrub.

Step 02: Moisturize.
Okay, it is really up to you if you wanna put on the night creme before doing this. I feel one should keep their routine steady and same as before, and just add this as an additional step.

Step 03: The Magic.
Here comes the most awaited part! So, my dear Cinderella, your magic potion is..
TOOTHPASTE!
yess! your toothpaste.
I won't recommend you to go with ayurvedic kinds of toothpaste like Dant Kanti, I am not sure if it will come out with good results.
So once you have washed your face and applied moisturizer,
- take some toothpaste and a tissue paper (or a dry face wipe).
- put the paste on the pimple(s) and cover it with lil' torn pieces of the tissue.
- leave it overnight, or till it dries and then clean it off.

If your pimple's gone in 3-4 days, well and good. But if not, dot your acne creme over your pimples before going to bed. My acne noticeably reduces w toothpaste. But the final part is played by my acne creme.
Also, when you'll clean off the toothpaste, your acne may seem a bit swollen. But don't you worry my dear, they will reduce in size and you won't walk 'round w big pimple on your head for the whole day. :")

ps. Toothpaste contains ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, baking soda, triclosan that cause pimples to dry out. 
Putting toothpaste on the face may cause irritation and redness if you have sensitive skin. 
If anything like this happens to you, wash off immediately and it the irritation continues, see your doctor.
 If you try this trick out, please tell me in the comments section below if it did.
Thank you for reading. I hope this post will help you. Ask if you have any ques. in the comments below or any suggestions?
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

How to: Go CURLY.

     I am a queen crowned in my curls.
Welcome to my blog! In today's post, I am sharing the most basic and important knowledge you should have for going curly. If you are a curlyhead, you know it's not just 'bout simply shampooing and conditioning. I have spent two years figuring out how exactly shall we take care of our hair. For the whole life before that, I was a walking poofy cloud. But, that time's gone. Now I know what is good for my hair, and what ain't. Honestly, I am still learning. I love to know about new methods and new tools and trying out new brand products. I am still curious to know more and learn about new things out there in this curly wurly world.
WARNING: SUPER LONG POST. BUT WORTH A READ, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE TO THE CURLY WORLD.
So w/o further, let's unleash our curls!

 #1 Detangle 
The first important thing in going curly is to let your curls stay. sounds crazy, doesn't it?
And the most important step in letting your curls stay is to NOT comb your hair DRY.
sounds crazier, right?

If you have no clue about curly girl method, this might be so weird to you at first but believe me, it's worth a try.  When you comb your hair dry, the natural shape of your curl is disturbed and you are left w something like this:
                                      

                
But this doesn't mean you shouldn't detangle your hair. Do this in the shower. Let me break the most common myth: no. your hair WON'T become weak or break more if you'll comb them wet. And this is for any hair type. 
You can use a detangler or conditioner or oil (olive and coconut oils are my fav!) to detangle your hair. 
- Just part your hair into small sections and work w them one by one. 
- Saturate your hair w detangler/conditioner/oil.
- Take a wide tooth comb and start detangling them from ends to roots, lightly and patiently. 
Keep in mind that you use only a wide tooth comb or a detangler brush for detangling your hair. 

 #2 Cleaning 
Cleaning your hair is very important. But this doesn't mean that you should grab just any shampoo w/o glancing at the ingredients just because it says 'shampoo'. 
Here's another thing you should know: not all shampoos that say "for all hair type" are for all hair types. 
Curly hair is sensitive. They are like little newborn babies. They need extra care to shine. You should not use shampoos with sulfates in them. The sulfates will drag moisture from your hair- something your hair need. And the worst part: most of the shampoos in the market contains sulfates.
Now you may ask if sulfates are bad for hair, why they put them in the shampoos? 
That's because they are good cleaning agents. They are found in detergents and dish washing soaps for cleaning dirt and oil out of the clothes and dishes. But as I said, curly hair is sensitive. They need moisture. So, you need to cut sulfates out of your hair wash products.
The non-sulfate shampoos contain mild cleansing agents, but trust me, they clean well. You always have options for deep cleaning if your hair feels too dirty. 

How to know if my shampoo has sulfates in it?
- Look at the ingredient lists at the backside of the shampoo bottle. 
- The sulfates usually have big names but the last name is always 'sulfate'. 
- If you see it in the ingredient list of your any hair product, and you are curly,
  THROW IT AWAY. NOW! 

Where can I find sulfate-free shampoo?
If they aren't available in the stores, you can always look for them online. The one that I am using and my current fav is by  Shea Moisture. I have also used one by Iha but it gave me a lot of acne somehow, so I don't use it. You can definitely try new products if you wish to.


PROTIP: If you can't find sulfate free shampoo at the moment or you don't wanna buy one, you can always opt for the clarifying rinse. All you need to do is add a tableful spoon of baking soda in a bottle of water and rinse your hair w this. Massage your scalp well to break build up. Then rinse w clear water.

#3Conditioning 
Another important step. If you shampoo your hair and you skip conditioner, you are doing it wrong babe. But if you are using just any conditioner, you are still doing it wrong. Most of the conditioners out in the market contains silicones which are, again, not good for your hair.

How to know if my conditioner has silicones?
- Look for the ingredients at the back side of the bottle.
- Search for the products w suffix -cone, -cane, -col, -conol, -xane. These are the compounds w silicone in them.
- If you find such an ingredient in the list, THROW THE PRODUCT AWAY!

Silicone will dry your hair and this will ultimately strip moisture out, which you don't wanna see happening. You can always search for silicone free conditioners online if you aren't able to find them in the local stores.

PROTIP: If you find a product online but the selling site hasn't provided the ingredient list, search for its review on the internet. All the reviewers provide full ingredient list on their websites.

You should always condition your hair and never your roots. This will prevent the volume loss, and also this won't weaken your hair roots.
- Turn your head upside down and take two pumps of conditioner on your hand.
- Spread the product on your palm and smooth it down your hair.
- Gently scrunch your hair.
If you want, you can wash it after 4-5minutes (or more). If no, then you can leave it as such. It will act as a leave in.

 #4 Moisturize 
Well, conditioner is to moisturize your hair. But if you are a curlyhead, and you have dry hair, you need to use extra product to have beautiful bouncy lively curls! Leave in conditioner can play a big role in this task. It is basically a conditioner, which you can put on your hair after wash and it will provide extra nourishment and hold to your hair, leaving your hair pretty and fresh!
- Take a good amount of leave in on your hand.
- Spread it on your palms.
- Bring your head upside down.
- Glide the leave in down your hair.
- Then scrunch!
It is better for your hair to put oil/serum after leave in. It will create a 'shield' and will lock the moisture in your hair.  Also, the oil's gonna reflect light and make your hair shine like a star!!
You can also section your hair and work w them. But don't forget to scrunch them!


 #5 Styling 
An important part of going curly is helping your hair stay curly; probably the most important. Hair gels and mousses will be your best friends for this. But you need to watch out babe, there's a lot of evil in this world. Before buying any product, go through the ingredient list at least twice. You don't wanna buy a product w silicone in your natural hair journey. do you?
You can also DIY your own gels. Aloe & flaxseed have been my fav for this task. though i have never made flaxseed gel.

There are different methods of styling curls. You can simply scrunch, finger coil, twist out, or you can just "rake and shake". Let me know if you guys want me to do a whole post 'bout styling curls. I'd love to do it!♥

Pssst..
Cutting sulfates and silicones from your shampoo & conditioner ain't enough. Make sure none of the product you use should have them.

suggested: 5 easy DIY hair masks.
                   10 curly hair tips you need to know.

Thank you for reading. I hope this post helps you. Ask if you have any ques. in the comments below or any suggestions?
Now you can reach me through contact form! Please do. I love reading lovely messages by you all♥
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Maybelline Duo: All In One BB creme and White Superfresh Compact.


"she wears all black, just like her soul; still her heart made of gold."

Welcome back to my blog! Recently, I ran out of BB and CC creme and I had to buy one. I wanted to try a new brand so I went w Maybelline. Well, I am already up w coloressence compact but buying one by Maybelline along w it's BB, wasn't that bad idea, was it?
Today's post is the first impression on the ultimate Maybelline Duo: All In One BB creme and White Superfresh Compact.

So, w/o further talking, let's dive into the Maybelline world!

Starting off w the bb creme, I kinda liked its packaging, though it was normal. It comes in a tube w
18 ml product for ₹250/-But the tube does not has any kind of seal, which is a minus point.
The self-life of the product is 36 months.
It's available in 03 shades (01 nude, 02 radiance, 03 natural), which match the common Indian skin tone. Mine is the middle one, 02 radiance. It has SPF 21 PA++ so it claims to protect your skin from rays.
The consistency is nice. It has the typical BB aroma, but don't worry it fades away in minutes, once applied. It provides medium coverage, which is satisfactory.
It claims to:
-give you visibly brighter and radiant skin
-conceal blemishes and imperfections
-visibly minimize pores
-even your skin tone
-smooth looking texture and hydrate skin all day.


HOW TO USE:
-Take a bit of product on the back of your hand.
-Warm the product by blending it with your finger.
-Dot the product all over your face and neck.
-Blend it using a sponge or brush.

Well, I like the fact that it's a well-tested product and it's suitable for sensitive skin too.

MY EXPERIENCE:
I liked the product. It majorly provides what it claims. It deals w blemishes and pores on a satisfactory level. It does even your skin tone and the skin turns visibly brighter. But the fact that it does not provide matte finish is a con for me. That means when you'll step out in the sun wearing this product only, you're gonna sweat. Well, this is not a thing to neglect if you have oily skin. The formula was suitable for my skin type but if you have dry skin, it may not be hydrating. It has SPF 21 PA++ which means you have to put sunscreen on if you stay in a hot place like India.
ps: According to the dermatologist, the suitable SPF for India is SPF 50. 

PROS: 
1. provides brighter and glowy skin.
2.evens skin tone and minimizes pores.
3.suitable for all skin types.
4. Provides smooth texture.

CONS:
1. The product is not sealed.
2. Not hydrating for all skin types.
3. It has less SPF, hence does not protect skin from sun rays (as claimed).



Let's move to Maybelline New York White Super Fresh Compact. It comes in a typical compact package, nothing special. There is 8g of product for ₹150/-
The self-life is for24 months, which is pretty nice.
It comes in 04 shades (pearl, shell, coral, and marble) where coral is the lightest and marble is the darkest shade. Mine is shell (medium-wheatish skin). It has SPF 28/PA+++,  so definitely you're gonna wear sunscreen before putting this product on. It has a really light flowery aroma, which might be irritable to some fo you.
Its plus point is that it contains perlite, which is a "bulking absorbent" and it is used for visibly perfecting skin. Hence, it absorbs sweat and oil and provides a matte finish.
It claims to:
-provide 12 hrs fresh and perfect look
-prevent sweat and oil
-protect skin from sun darkening and damage.


Well, the product provides all that it claims except total protection from the sun. Also, it is mentioned on the carton to use extra sun protectant for intense sun exposure.

I have tried this duo and it is perfect. The BB creme provides perfection and glow and the compact sets and mattifies everything.
I'll give this duo a thumbs up.


Thank you for reading. I hope this post will help you. Ask if you have any ques. in the comments below or any suggestions?
Now you can reach me through contact form! Please do. I love reading lovely messages by you all♥
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

My SUMMER🌞 Skincare Routine 2017.


" what's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does." 
Welcome to my blog! So the summer is here! It's May already and now it gets so hot for the whole day. The weather changes so do my skincare routine. So in today's post, I'll be sharing my Summer SkinCare Routine. This one is for Night Time, like what I do daily after the day. Well, I actually have a weekly skincare routine too. I hope I'll soon be posting it soon. All the products that I use are mentioned in the comments below.
Anyways, let's begin with today's post!

I begin my night skincare by wiping off my face w/ a face wipe, just so as to wipe dirt off my face. If I'd be wearing makeup, then I clean it off too. I actually have a few easy ways to remove makeup. Lemme know if you want me to do a post on that.

Next, I grab my VLCC Mulberry and Rose fairness face wash and wash my face. Tbh I have no craze of fairness but yes, for clear skin and this one claims to reduce blemishes, so why not! It has orange and lemonπŸ‹ extracts too and plus point, it literally smells like oranges!🍊


I absolutely love scrubs. They always make my skin so soft and smooth and clear. Well, here's some scrubby thing: there are basically two kinds of scrubs- a)daily scrubs b) weekly scrubs 
(ps.self named for easy understanding).

Daily scrubs are soft scrubs. Their granules are small and not too tough w skin. They are mainly cellulose or jojoba wax based. Whenever you see any these two words on a scrub, grab it for your daily scrubbing schedule, if you are a scrubby baby.

Weekly scrubs are comparatively hard scrubs. They have comparatively larger granules. Walnut and apricot scrubs fall under this category. You can use these weekly or once in three days, however you like. But DONOT use these scrubs daily. We have the first kind for that.
ps. Don't develop a bad image for this kind of scrubs. They are perfect for deep cleaning if you don't have enough time for daily scrubbing.

I am currently using my all time fav Everyouth's walnut face scrub. Definitely, I don't use it daily. Hence, I shouldn't have mentioned it here. But anyways πŸ˜‹

After washing my face, I move to toning my skin.

Any Tony❤ lover from 13 reasons why?

Currently, I am using tea tree based toner by fabindia. This is the first time I am using this product and I am kinda liking it. I think I need some more time before actually reviewing it.
I just spray it all over my face and then I wipe it off w some cotton.

With my face is still kinda wet, I take a few drops (2-3) of my fav essential oil on my palm and rub them against each other and then I gently pat them my face. I use Rosemary essential oil whenever I wanna fight w acne and win. To fight anxiety and get my shine back, I use Lavender, which is basically all the time.

After that, I hop to my cremes! I use, ofc, Roop mantra skin creme, since this a product that helps me w acne; a lot. 
Well, it could be a little drying sometimes. So to bring the moisture back to my skin, I use Nivea soft light moisturizer
And that's pretty all! I do this every single night. But when I am in a hurry or I have no time or some urgent thing do to, I wash my face and put on my skin creme. Ik skipping toner is not so cool, but sometimes prior things come in your way. And in those some times, it's totally okay.πŸ˜‰

Thank you for reading. 
Comment if you know any good daily scrub. I am looking forward to trying new stuff.πŸ˜‰ Ask if you have any ques. in the comments below or any suggestions?
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Daa #CurlyGirlTAG!



Being a curly head is a privilege, only if you can see it.

Welcome back to my blog, love. As everybody on this planet (who knows me) knows that I am a curly-wurly gurl with 3b hair type. Like in all of our lives, I too had a time where I hated my hair. I hated everything 'bout them- why they are not straight, why they can't just flow w/ the wind and look cute, why I can't be like other girls! 

Two years back I found that it is not only me but many other ppl 'round the world also have curls! They all are struggling w/ them too. I came across many curly YouTubers and I found that how vast and diverse this curly community is!! I learned to love my hair and be how I am behind the cover. I realize I need to work w/ them; I need to love them and let them know that I do. And honestly, loving my curl summed up w/ loving myself. 
I am still working w/ my curls to achieve my dream hair. In this 'still on journey' i have experienced a bit, and since you are a part of my fam, today I am gonna share it all w/ you! 
let's dive in!


What inspired you to go natural or wear your hair curly?

I belong to a typical brown family. Nobody was born curly, but me and my sister. It was moreover like we had no choice (as a kid). But later on, when I finally decided to deal w/ this, I enjoyed working with them. I'd say Youtube has played a major role in my decision for going curly. Even if I'll ever be asked to ditch my natural curls, I won't at any cost!

Who are your favorite curly hair idols?

As I've said, YouTube has been a big help in my 'going natural journey'. To be specific, I love and I am soo much inspired by Peniel Tovar (CurlyPenny) and Lisette (Luhhsetty). And I have literally seen Lisette's channel growing and getting fame i feel so proud. I always get so excited when they upload new videos!

(on left) +Luhhsetty  and (on right) +CurlyPenny 


Which YouTube curly girl would you trade curls with for a day?


If I'll ever get such a chance, I'd love to trade curls w/ Camille Johnson (OffBeatLook). I recently found 'bout her and I am obsessed w/ her pretty dyed hair. Swapping hair w/ her would be so cool!

Camille Johnson (OffBeatLook)


If you could have only one product for a year, which product would you choose?


Err, this is tough. So my sister got me this leave in conditioner by African Pride and I am in love w/ it. It makes my hair soo defined and healthy and soft, like oh my god, what was I doing w/o this product?! and plus point lies in its aroma. It is so sweet and fruity. The full name is African Pride Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner. I got this product from the USA, so I don't think it is available in India, but you can always order it online.


If you could change one thing about your curls what would it be?


Though I love my curls, there is something that I'd like to change 'bout my hair. If I ever could, I'll change my hair's health.  My hair has been a lot of environmental damage, dust, breakage and carelessness. Now I wanna love them and live with them. I am working to change my hair's health (in a positive way) but if only I could ever do this faster.



What’s the craziest thing you’ve tried on your “natural hair journey”?


We have to go back to 2015 for this. That was the time when I was learning and trying 'natural' moisturizing stuff on my hair. I tried the egg mask on my hair. Being a pure veggie person, I didn't even know how it smells. And oh my gee, raw egg smells worse than hell!πŸ˜₯ I couldn't even keep that stuff on my head for 5 minutes! I washed that thing off and decided to never put that thing on my head--ever!! That was soo terrible thooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚



What’s your secret ingredient that your curls LOVE the most?

Talking specifically 'bout an ingredient, my curls enjoy Shea butter and stuff like that. Currently, am using shampoo and conditioner by Shea Moisture and even the deep conditioner that I have, is a one w/ Shea butter in it (by the same brand). My hair loves hair creams and hair butter sort of things and I am searching more products to get my hand on and try 'em out!


If you could merge two brands of products to make your perfect product, which two would it be?

Alright, I have two combinations in my head rn. 
1. Iha Biospume Shampoo (all hair types)+ Shea Moisture raw shea butter deep treatment Mask
2. Iha Biospume Shampoo (all hair types)+ Leave-in Conditioner by African Pride Olive Miracle.

Iha's shampoos definitely clean soo well but somehow, it gives me acne, and when I say acne I mean a looot of ACNE! so I'd love to merge it's cleaning property w/ something that suits my skin well.  So we have two products that perform their job really well and moisturizes my hair like anything. I am talking 'bout African Pride Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner and Shea Moisture raw shea butter deep treatment Mask
aah! it would be perfect! An Indian brand w/ an American brand, woaa!! I'd be the first one to buy if this ever happens..

What is your go-to hairstyle when you’re in a rush?

One hairstyle that I do all time, at home, at school, during exams, hanging out like everywhere! If you'll ever see me somewhere on the street or you'll come to my place or even if you'll spot me on Mars, you'll find me in buns! yes, BUNS! they are soo effortless and my fav. go-to-hairstyle. Even if I'll have time I'll use it in doing a perfect tumblr donut bun instead of doing something elseπŸ˜…

If your curly hair had a name, what would it be and why?

"BUNTY BABES". well, don't ask me why. this name just popped up in my head when I read the Que. and hey, it sounds cute!

Well, that was all for my #CurlyGirlTag. If you are a curly wurly person, I challenge YOU to do this tag, and if you do it share it on any of your social media and tag me there!
If you have a query, ask there, I'll answer ASAP.

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I'll see you in my next post. Take care.






Saturday, 11 March 2017

GRWM: Farewell 2k17!


"go with the flow"
Welcome back to my blog. So 2016 has ended officially! phew! this wasn't that easy yk. But I am happy that we made it through!
On February 25, I had had my farewell. ofc, we enjoyed a lot. 12 years with this school and now we are leaving. ouch!

So the dress code was traditional for ladies and formals 
for guys. 
If you have read my previous GRWM, you know that on the Teacher's Day I wore a beautiful silk saree that looked stunning with bronzed face and jewels. 

Since the summer is approaching, the weather is mostly warm and hence I wanted to go for something light. This time my outfit is simple and sober to fight the summer. I am glad that it turned out to be so genteel and delicate.  

Okay so like always, I am gonna share my outfit, makeup, nails and all the other details with you beautiful ppl!

Sorry for talking too much
😝, so w/o further do, let's get into this!!


As I've already said, my saree was really simple. I was wearing the lightest shade somewhere b/w orange and peach with a beautiful border of the same shade. It was a kinda see-through saree, may be of Georgette.





From my GRWM for Garba, you know that I am the kind of person who loves working with contrasts. Obeying my yen, I went with a black velvet blouse with beautiful white embroidery work on the sides and the bottom.


Since my saree was really simple, I wanted my makeup to balance it out. So I went for heavy eyes and plain lips. 
Starting off with a clean face that I moisturized/primed with Roop Mantra face creme, I took my current fav. Maybelline Fit Me foundation (my shade: 128 warm nude beige chaud)
and then I blended it nicely using my foundation brush. 
Since I don't have a concealer, talking 'bout now, hence I used Lakme CC Creme (my shade: Beige)

I applied it under my eyes in an inverted triangle shape, on the bridge of my nose, the center of my forehead, and some on my blemishes and then I blended it onto my skin.
Then I took the same foundation and dotted under my eyes, just to cancel the excess whiteness under my eyes and blended it, ofc. 

Next, I took my coloressence compact powder and dabbed it on my whole face w/ the same foundation brush.

Moving on to my eyes, I wanted to do a beautiful gradient look. 
I took my Make Up Revolution Iconic Blush Bronze & Brighten Palette (Golden Hot) and took the contour shade from it on my blending brush. Then lightly deposited the shade on the outer side on my eyelids. This is gonna work as the transition shade for us.


Now I will be using a coffee shade from my FACE palette (the one labeled as 'shade 01'). I put this shade on my eyelid and blended it nicely so that it will look soft at the crease and also where the shade changes. 

Then I used another shade (labeled as 'shade 02') 
from the same palette to highlight the inner corners of my eyes, and hence completing my eye shades.

Next, I took my Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner (black/noir) and lined it close to my lashline and then created a little wing. Then I took the same contour shade on my clean angular brush and I kinda ran it through below my waterline. And to add more definition, I took my black kohl and half lined my waterline. And then I mascaraed my lashed using Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Waterproof Mascara (noir glamor/glam black) and voila! my eyes are done!


Moving to my lips, I used Lotus Herbal Colorstyle Chubby Lipcolor (Orange Spice 208)
Now comes the part of the same Makeup Revolution Palette. 
I used a bit of the contour shade to bronze up my face. Next, I just put some blush on the apples of my cheeks. Then I took the highlighter and used it to highlight the heights of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, a bit on the tip too and on my cupid's bow.

And that was my final look!



Following the rule of contrast, I went for black nails. And for my girly soul, I gave it a touch of silver sparkle. I was wearing a beautiful black necklace and a stunning ring that i got from a local store. To add up something more to my look, I wore a bunch of bangles on my one hand and a pretty silver bindi to spice up everything!


I was wearing my hair in a beautiful side updo. My hair were second day old. I washed my hair with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner. I used African Pride Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner and air dried my hair moreover wrap dry



I also finger coiled the undefined hair strand to shape up my curls and wore them in a pineapple at night.
In the morning, I used coconut oil as a hair serum and used it to protect my hair as well as to add shine to them.



I was wearing a pair of black heels that don't have too much heel. I wanted to get a comfy pair since I didn't want to fell while prancing 'round the campus.😝

Of course, I enjoyed my time w/ my classmates and amazayn friends that I've made in that school. My sister helped me a lot w/ my look and i love her so much ofc!! the best moments were those w/ my bff- my soulmate♥ ily

♥v for s for v♥

So that was my look. Please tell me in the comments section below if you liked it and which part is your fav. If you have some query, ask there, I'll answer ASAP.
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I'll see you in my next post. take care, love.