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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

June 28, 2017 0

The #BraceFace Tag!😁

 no pain, no gain. 
Welcome to my blog! I am not really sure if you know this but I had braces once. That was a great experience and so painful sometimes. I had them for almost a year and a half (20 months to be precise). They said I had a severe overbite and that my upper jaw teeth were rubbing over my lower jaw teeth. I actually got them done for medical purpose and a perfect smile was a side reward. 😁 I have actually talked about my whole experience and where I got them done in another post. Click here to check that out. 
I saved this in my drafts months ago and then I completely forgot 'bout it. But finally, I am writing this. I explained everything I knew about braces in my previous post but this time I am answering specific questions so if you are someone who'd be getting braces soon or is planning to have them, this post will help you too much. 
Let's brace us!
1.When did you get your braces on?
I got my braces on !9th of April 2015 (yes I rmr the date).

2. How soon after you got them could you feel pressure or aching?
That was like an hour long process (maybe more). The moment I got up from the dental bed it felt really uncomfy in my mouth but I started feeling the actual pressure after 4-6 hrs.

3. On a scale from 1-10 (10 being the worst) how bad was the pain for you?
It used to hurt after my every visit to the clinic and the pain used to last for like 5 days.  On a scale from 1-10, I'd rate the worst pain as 8 and that's when I got my powerchain and I wasn't able to eat even soft fruits.

4. What kinds of food did you eat when you first got your braces?
I did this on the first day, and I used to do this on my every appointment. Have a heavy mean before doing to the orthodontist (please don't end up overeating and vomiting in the hospital; just a nice full tummy meal) and then rely on fruits and rice. On the day 01 of my braces, I ate watermelon in my dinner. 😂 and i watched TFIOS; hence maintaining balance in the world. 

5. How often did you get adjustments?
I used to see my dentist every month. So that's the only time I used to get my adjustments done or whatever. But if I would be having any trouble b/w the appointments, I used to call them and book an appointment and visit the place. Most of the time, it used to be a different doctor for fixing minor muddles. 

6. Do you wear rubber bands? Comment about them.
I used to wear rubber bands and I wore them for kinda long time; maybe 6-8 months (i don't rmr clearly; am sorry). They had only transparent rubbers (sighs) so I couldn't play w the colors. The day my doctor taught me how to put rubber bands on, I felt like I learned some rocket science or what and every time when I used to put them on, it felt like I was doing some hella important job in NASA.😂
It's so difficult to talk w rubber bands in your mouth at first, but don't worry, you'll master the art of widening your mouth to a reflex angle of 270° w rubber bands on.

7. How many times a day do you brush with your braces? Do you have any tips to prevent the "little white squares" on your teeth?
Well, I was supposed and told to brush my teeth at least twice a day. They said it's fine if you'll skip brushing your teeth after every time you eat. But definitely, I used to clean my mouth well. After every meal, I used to gargle w water first, then I used to clean them w proxa brush and then I used to gargle w a mouthwash. Of course, I skipped all this at school but every time when I was at home, I used to do this.
The most important tool for preventing those "lil white squares" is the proxa brush. You just need to keep it w you wherever you go. It's great for emergencies, you'd accidentally got some food stuck in b/w your braces and your out in an event or something. But that's not the only thing, it's a MUST HAVE TOOL in you have braces. It expels the food particles that get stuck in the brackets or anywhere in the metal. You can find it in any medical store or at a pharmacist's' place.

8. How often did you get your braces tightened?
I used to see my dentist every month, so that was when I used to get my braces tightened. It used to hurt for like the next 5 days and I used to feed myself on rice and fruits.

9. Do you get to pick your colors??
Yes, and I have tried every color that my dentist had. My dentist used to put tiny rubbers 'round the brackets (i'll assume it's to keep everything secured and tight). The first day, I got purple rubbers and he put them on w/o asking me but matching the color of my clothes😂

10. How long do you have your braces for?
I had them for 20 months, so be precise.

11. Did you need jaw surgery?
Not really. I didn't even get any teeth removed. I was 15 when I got braces. I am not really sure 'bout the age, but it's like until the age of 15 or 16, your jaw can easily make adjustments. So most people of that age group don't need surgery and thankfully, I wasn't an exception.

12. What kind of toothbrush do you use with your braces?
I used a normal toothbrush. I asked my orthodontist if I really needed to change but he said it was fine and the main thing is cleaning properly and I was doing that. So I didn't switch. But if you are having some problem in cleaning or your dentist says that you should change, then go ahead and switch your toothbrush.

13. Do you use wax?
Of course! I used wax from the first day I got my braces. Sometimes it used to hurt my inner mouth really bad and sometimes I even used to get some bruise. So wax was a must have for me. I don't really know if you have to buy them from the store, but my dentist used to provide them at no cost and as many as I need. I still have it with me. It's red, like flesh and I have no plans of throwing it away 'cuz memories (yes I am that kinda crazy).

14. How long did getting your braces on took?
It took two hours, I guess. I don't really rmr (sorry).

15. Do you ever get that metal taste in your mouth??
Umm not really. Even my blood tastes more metal-ly than braces.

16. What color bands do you get?? :)
I am assuming that color band here means the tiny bands over brackets. Lemme see, purple, grey, blue (that turned algae green, red, pink and maybe more. No matter what color I'd be getting, they would get that yellow touch after staying for 2 weeks in my mouth. Because, dude, we are Indians. We put turmeric in a lot of dishes that we eat in a day. So, that was inevitable!😂

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, 21 June 2017

June 21, 2017 0


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. 😉 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

June 14, 2017 0


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

June 07, 2017 0

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..
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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