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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

September 13, 2017 3

HOW TO: Prevent and Cure Makeup BREAKOUTS.

 bloom where you are planted 
Welcome to my blog! I absolutely love makeup. Even though it ain't my daily to go job, I love to try new looks for some occasions or whenever. One thing that comes w makeup is breakouts. :/  Literally every time I put on some foundation, a day later I'll see acne somewhere on my face. And trust me, babe, this doesn't feel cool! So I did some sorta research and found 'bout a few things that are necessary to prevent breakouts and they have truly helped me w this. That's all today's post is 'bout; preventing and curing makeup breakouts!
So w/o further, let's begin!

#01. Primer.
You shan't skip primer no matter what. I didn't know that, but I realized the reason behind my breakouts was skipping the primer. That's the goosiest thing I have ever done in makeup. Primer forms the barrier b/w your face and makeup. It stops any of the ingredient absorbing or getting into your skin and hence it prevents reactions too. Realizing it's importance, I've bought one by colorbar and I really liked how amazing my skin feels after putting this thing on. It has definitely helped me w makeup breakouts!
#02. Aloe vera.
If you don't wanna invest in a primer or you have run out of one, Aloe Vera gel is an amazing alternative. You can also use it except for makeup purposes and it will do so good to your beautiful skin! Leave it on your face overnight and in a few days, you'll see a noticeable improvement. It will cure acne and will provide glow to your skin.
#03. Essential oil.
Essential oils are also so helpful for curing acne including makeup breakouts. Try out face masks w essential oils in them or you can mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil w your night creme. You can also make refreshing sprays by diluting essential oils. Just keep in mind that you always use essential oils diluted in some sort of solvent. I'll recommend lavender or tea tree oil since they are the best essential oils to help w acne in my knowledge.
suggested: DIY face mask.
                  Summer skincare routine.

#04. Toothpaste.
Yes hun, toothpaste! It has been my best friend to save me from those lil pimples here and there on my skin. Just dot it on your pimples and cover w a piece of tissue paper and the magic will happen!
suggested: how to cure acne.

#05.Acne creme.
Definitely acne creme is supposed to help you w acne. But you can speed up the process by dotting it on your pimples before going to bed. Or you can dot your acne gel on the pimples and cover it w bandages (or lil piece of bandages; you decide!). The pimples will be gone by a few days. And this truly works!

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

September 06, 2017 8

DIY Mini Pom-Pom

Keep going. You are getting there.
Welcome to my blog! It's been so long since I did a craft project. Last, I rmr, was the first post I ever did on this blog. I DIYed a dream catcher and the best part is I rmr how to *being nostalgic*. Anyways, hopping back to today we are gonna DIY mini pom-pom. Last year, tassels went viral across the internet and this time, it is the pom-pom. So I thought why shan't I DIY mini pom-poms that you can use for a lot of purposes! So, w/o further talking,
let's get to some work!

 First, let's list the supplies that you'll need for this project: 
1. Yarn/Thread of your fav color
2. Cardboard you can use a notebook's cardboard
3. Scissors 

That's basically all. Handy-pandy supplies for an easy-peasy DIY. Jumping to the process, I am gonna divide it into various steps just for simplifying the whole thing.

Step 01 Cut two similar 'hollow circles' out of the cardboard. Here are the two mantras:
-More the area b/w the two concurrent circles, thicker the pom-pom's gonna be.
-Larger the whole figure is, bigger the pom-pom's gonna be.

Step 02 Tak the yarn/thread. I prefer yarn since it'll make the pom-pom puffier. Next, you just need to wrap the yarn around the whole loop. I like to wrap it twice just to make it puffier and fuller 'cuz the fuller, the better. 

Step 03 Once you're done with wrapping the yarn, you need the cut the yarn from the rim of the loop so that you'll be able to pull out the two cardboard pieces that we used earlier.

Step 04 Pull the cardboard pieces towards their respective ends a bit. Then tie a piece of same yarn in the middle to secure the pom-pom. Next, pull out the cardboard pieces and ruffle the pom-pom a bit.

That's basically all! Your pom-pom's ready. You can tie a longer yarn and use it as a bookmark, or use it to decor your shorts. There are so many ways you can use these, share with me how you're gonna use these?
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

August 30, 2017 0

MONSOON SKIN CARE ROUTINE 2017

To the moon and back, remember.
Welcome to my blog! Or should I say, welcome back to the Monsoon series.. Anyways, if you're following me on this blog for a while, you know very well that I am a skincare person. So definitely, my skincare routine changes with the season. lol. My skin gets oily in monsoon, so it's a must for me to alter my skincare routine accordingly. As always, links to buy my skincare products are mentioned at the end of the post. Also, if you want me to continue this series, tell me in the comments section what you want next? So, w/o further,
Let's dive in!

Definitely, my skincare routine begins with washing my face. And this season, I am altering b/w Everyuth Oil Clear Lemon Face Wash and Himalaya Fairness Kesar Face Wash. The Everyouth one clears the oil and dirt from my face. But sometimes when my skin doesn't feel too oily for the oil control treatment, I switch to Himalaya's face wash. It has mint in it which gives a soothing cooling sensation after wash. That's why I think this can be a great face wash for summers too.
Ps. It also claims to make skin fairer but I don't use it for that. Tbh, I don't even believe in such products or ever think about using these for fairer skin.
I am not a "daily scrub" person. I scrub my face once or twice a week. And I use Everyuth Exfoliating Walnut Scrub ofc! I have been using this since so long now and I am so in love with it that I don't think I'll replace this ever.
Currently, I am running out of face toner so I either skip it or use aloe vera instead. I have an aloe plant in my kitchen balcony, so I slice a tiny part of it whenever I have to use it. Definitely, I wash it properly first, then I slice it and gently massage it into my skin. Once it all gets into my skin, I use my face cream. I ran out of Roop Mantra too, so I thought to use Vicco this time (just for the sake of change). It moisturizes well but makes my face sweaty even in the lowest heat. So I use Lacto Calamine. It's an oil control lotion so it's perfect for the monsoon season. I take good amount of it in my hands and dot it on my face and neck prior to massaging it in. I extend it to my neck since I am having some acne there and this should help. After that I moisturise my lips and end my skincare routine.
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

August 23, 2017 0

MONSOON PAMPER DIYs! Let's Grow some Self-love♥


Don't stop until you are proud.
Welcome to my blog! This is the second post in the season special series! I love pampering myself and I love it, even more, when I DIY stuff for myself. I am sharing my fav and absolutely lit DIYs to pamper yourself in the monsoon! And the best part? All of these are super easy and won't take much of your time, so you can definitely invest it to do some other job. Easy peasy DIYs are always so fun to do so there's no way to procrastinate it. Without making this intro further long, 
 let's get to work!

Let's talk 'bout face masks first.
01. For this one, you'll need two amazing ingredients, Aloe Vera and Honey🍯.
-Take a small piece of Aloe and wash it well 'cuz we want its goodness and not the dirt and germs over it.
- Then slice off its edges and slice it from b/w. 
- Next, scrape the gel from the two slices of the aloe leaf.
- Then add a teaspoon of honey and mix well.
Voila! Your face mask's all ready! You can also add a few drops of your fav essential oil. 
Make sure your face is washed and all clean before applying a face mask. 
- Then apply the face mask and leave it to sit. When you'll touch your face, the slimy sense will change to sticky sense, and this indicates that it's ready to wash.
- Massage your face well and then wash it off with cold water.
You can definitely use the packed aloe gel but I like to make my own.  Aloe is used in so many DIYs so if you can plant this at your place it'd be so good for you.
02. For this face mask, you'll need fuller's earth and Aloe
Fuller's earth is so easily available in the market and it's a good stuff for your skin. It is helpful in treating acne and acne scars. It also absorbs excess oil and helps in improving skin elasticity.
Due to the last two benefits, your skin may feel stretchy and dry afterwards. So to balance that out and maintain the goodness of your skin, mix it with Aloe gel and apply the paste on your face. Wash it off with cold water once it's dry.

Let's get to hair masks! 
03. The first one is hot oil treatment. This term is a real thing when you have dry scalp. It moisturizes well and makes your hair flow with the wind! All you'll need is equal parts of coconut and olive oil and half part of honey.
-Mix everything in a little bowl and perform 'double boiling process' to heat it up. You can also warm the oil in the microwave.
-Make sure it ain't too hot or else you'll burn yourself. 
-Massage your scalp well in sections and leave it for minimum 30 minutes and wash it off. Then shampoo and condition as usual.

04. The ingredients for this hair mask are well known: one part of Aloe gel, half part of honey and two parts of olive oil. 
-Scrape the aloe gel. You can grind it in an electric mixer to get rid of the chunks. Or else it'd be tough to remove those from your hair afterwards.
-Mix everything and apply on your hair. Then massage well.
-Let it sit for 45 minutes or longer, then rinse it off. Lastly, shampoo and condition as usual.
05. This last hair recipe is for flaky scalp. It's a hair rinse and all you need is 1/4th tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup of water.
-Rinse your hair with this and let it sit for a little while. Then shampoo and condition as usual.

Bonus DIY to cure acne!
06. This last DIY is for curing acne. My sister told me 'bout this. This ain't season specific but definitely helpful.
You'll need aspirin tablets and ACV.
-Crush an aspirin tablet and make a thick paste with apple cider vinegar.
-After cleaning your face, apply this paste on your acne and go to bed. 
-In the morning, rinse it off and proceed with your morning routine.

I'll suggest you to use the lowest power tablets and see if you're not allergic to it. The lowest power is 75mg, and I have been using 150mg. Also, be careful if you apply this near your eyes. It may irritate your eyes a little bit. In any case of allergy, wash off immediately and if redness/pain persists, see a doctor.

suggested: How To: CURE ACNE.
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

August 02, 2017 0

Monsoon Beauty MUST-HAVES.

We accept the life we think we deserve.
Welcome to my blog! We are in the middle of the monsoon and it might be raining when you're reading this. Lately, I realized I haven't done a monsoon beauty post yet. *wao* So, I decided to come up with a beauty version of must haves in monsoon and that's what this post is all 'bout! I have shared 08 products: skincare and makeup, that are literally must haves for this season. I believe in doing a couple more season special posts. If you want me to talk 'bout a specific topic, lemme know in the comments, I'd love to do a post on that!

#01. Oil removing Face Wash.
Monsoon comes with a lot of humidity. If you've noticed, your face gets really oily in this season. So, using specifically an oil removing face wash can definitely help. For oily skin, this is definitely a boon, and for normal/combination skin type, this will work too. But I can't be confident with my words for dry skin. Here I'll list two face washes and this monsoon, I am switching b/w these two only.  
The first one is Everyuth Oil Clear Lemon Face Wash and the other is Himalaya Fairness Kesar Face Wash. I don't use Himalaya one for the purpose of fairness but 'cuz it's really moisturizing and calming to my skin.

#02. Scrubs.
I absolutely love scrubs. Somehow, I don't find it easy for me to scrub my face daily even with a daily scrub. Scrubbing is important irrespective of seasons. I scrub my face every 3 days or once a week. It's an additional step to get rid of the dead skin and kind of harm your skin on a minute level so your skin will heal with new skin (you get it, right?)
If you're a sensitive baby, you can use jojoba wax or cellulose based scrub. These are actually daily scrubs so they won't irritate much. 
I use Everyouth's Walnut Scrub. I use it now;  I used it then, and I'll use it FOREVER!

#03. Oil-free moisturizer.
Moisturizing keeps your skin healthy. Better you say it's a way to show yourself how much you care bout you. And self love is the best love, so why not?
Oil free moisturizer is a real thing in Monsoon. Clean and clear Oil Free moisturizer and Lacto Calamine are the two products that I'll recommend you.

#04. Primer. 
Skipping primer is never cool. I realized what I've been skipping until I used it. It 'adsorbs' on your skin and forms a "smooth film" on your face and don't let the makeup get into your pores and hence prevents makeup breakouts *exhales*. It also helps your makeup to stay.  And in monsoon, everyone's face gets oily, so it'll be helpful to keep your makeup on. Currently, I have Colorbar Perfect Match Primer and it works amazing.

#05. Matte Foundation. 
Since your face will be oily in monsoon, it is good to cancel it out with a matte foundation. Actually, foundation is not a must, everything depends on your choice and what you are comfortable in. If you're gonna use foundation, go for a matte one. It will keep you looking fresh all day. Whatever product you'll use, make sure it is waterproof.

#06. Compact powder.
I never skip compact powder whenever I do makeup. It soaks up the excess oil and sets everything. Also, it prevents your makeup from melting into each other. Currently, I use Maybelline Superfresh compact. It's a matte compact powder and it smells so fresh!

#07. Matte blush. 
I do not bronze up my face a lot in monsoon. It just doesn't go with the season. I take some light shade contour to add dimension to my face. Also, I skip 'popping highlighters'. I use non-shimmery ones to brighten up a few areas of my face. Monsoon is the blush season. I keep everything else light so that my blush will brighten up my face and add pretty charm to the whole look.

#08. Waterproof mascara and kohl.
I am not a kohl person. I like them but I can't wear them on my waterline idk. lol If you're a person who loves kohl and mascara and liners, don't forget to choose a waterproof product unless you don't wanna resemble a pretty panda in the city.  

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July 26, 2017 0

06 Things To Do This Season.

If you won't follow your dream, who will?
Welcome to my blog! It was constantly raining since the last two days and I haven't seen the sun since ages. So, the monsoon is finally here! Today I am sharing 06 things you can do this monsoon. These aren't actually monsoon specific. You can do them when you just sit there trying to figure out what to do AKA when you're bored. All of these are aesthetically pleasing to me. Whenever I need to calm myself down, I do any of these. You can also take a nap. That's aesthetically pleasing too! Lately, I have realized that I make intros so long, so w/o further, let's get to the list!

01. Embroidery.
Lately, I found 'bout embroidery. I knew 'bout this artful thing but I forgot. Last week, I rediscovered it. I think I'll DIY my shorts and make a few embroidery patches. You can always look for some inspirations on Tumblr or Pinterest. All you need is a few colored thread rolls, a needle, embroidery loop, and a design. Don't worry if you don't have an embroidery loop. You can proceed w/o it. All you need to do is sketch the design on the cloth and stitch the whole design using various color threads. 

02. Paint Galaxies.
I used to think how tough this would be until I did it myself. Let me tell you beautiful, nothing's tough or impossible if you stop overthinking and proceed to the task, believing in yourself. I looked on Youtube for how to draw galaxies. It's all just 'bout playing with color but this is so peaceful. A couple of the galaxies are incomplete and sometimes it gets so messy but it's gonna stay with you and it's not 'bout coming with perfection, but peace in mind and a positivity.

03. Learn An Ancient Language.
This may sound really strange but learning an ancient language is a really amazing thing to do. It's challenging and at the same time, really fun. Maybe that's why it's on my bucket list too. I'd really like to learn Latin and Greek. And also I wanna learn a modern language, but I am not really sure 'bout it. Currently, I am learning Latin and it is so fun. It ain't as tough as I thought it would be and I am truly enjoying. 
04. Try Hidden Rainbow.
Hidden Rainbow has taken over the internet and this trend is total insanity. Hidden Rainbow is actually dyeing your hidden hair rainbow. It won't be visible when your hair will be down normally, but when you'll lift your hair or put them in a high bun. This is definitely not a monsoon thing but this is perfect for aesthetic Tumblr photography. You can also fake a hidden rainbow by dyeing your hair extension rainbow and sticking them to your hair.

05. Maintain Your Journal.
I have started so many journals but never continued one. This June I began with a journal and I am continuing it so far. It's actually a miscellaneous journal. I write what I feel like, I sketch, and doodle in the same journal. You can definitely have various journals for various themes/projects but if you're just starting or you have never been regular with your past journal(s), I'd tell you to go for one this time.

06. Meet & Fill Your Bucket List.
This is a really fun and inspiring thing to do. I always wanted to give a physical existence to my bucket list and this vacays, I finally did it. It ain't complete, I am still adding things and adventures I wanna go for on my bucket list. Learning Latin is one of the things and I am doing it currently. It is really inspiring. When you write your bucket list, you dream 'bout beautiful places where you wanna be and you get to know yourself a bit more. And when you cut the things out from your list, if feels really proud. "Don't just dream. Wake up and chase them". You give a physical existence to this quote.
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

July 19, 2017 0

DIY LIP SCRUBS: 03 recipes from your INDIAN KITCHEN?!

 you haven't come this far, to come this far 
Welcome to my blog! We take care of our face so much that we often forget 'bout our lips. I see some people with beautiful skin but dark and dull lips; this is definitely not my personal style. Well I don't judge anyone on their looks but hey, I believe in self love and so I highly appreciate people taking care of themselves since caring is a part of loving. So in today's post, I will be sharing 03 lip scrub recipes. Since everyone is doing lip scrubs and now it's nothing so special, I decided to make things a bit interesting. I bet all the ingredients are present in your Indian Kitchen (except vaseline). But if you are outside India and the traffic report says that I have a lot of non-Indian audiences, don't worry babe, I will list the alternative items too! 😉
One important thing, most of the recipes include not-so-tiny granules, so I definitely not recommend scrubbing your lips every day. I prefer and recommend to use any of these scrubs once a week.
So w/o further, let's dive in!

#01. Basically, all the recipes are so simple. For this one, you will need two ingredients, caster sugar, and clarified butter. I chose caster sugar since the regular sugar granules are bigger in size and hence it won't be much helpful w deep scrubbing. However, I find caster sugar more reliable for this task.
- Take appropriate amount of both the products. I prefer taking one part of each. 
- Mix them.
- Take little amount and gently scrub your lips. 

Caster sugar will scrub your lips and clarified butter (ghee) will moisturize. The best part about this scrub is it's edible!😋  and sweet 
 Since ghee is Indian AF, an alternative for it is olive oil and if you wanna go crazy, use whipped creme!😝

#02. The required ingredients are Semolina (Suji) and coconut oil. Now here you need to be careful while adding the oil. I like to take one part of suji and half part of the oil and work w them as usual. I have also tried semolina w ghee and it works amazingly well. The only con is that it ain't edible. So you need to be careful that suji won't get inside your mouth; but if it does, don't worry, after cleaning the scrub off gargle w water and spit all the intruder suji out! 😂

If you don't have semolina at your place, you can use salt. But this will taste horrible!  don't say I didn't warn you 
#03. You will need, caster sugar and vaseline. You can definitely play with the ingredients of the three recipes and create some new matches. I'd suggest adding the solvent really carefully and in small amounts 'cuz we don't want the scrub to be liquidy.  
So I take one part of sugar and a bit of vaseline and I mix them and scrub. 

Irrespective of the recipe, scrub your lips for 2-3 minutes. I'll suggest you to do this near your sink 'cuz this is so messy and no one wants scrub all over their floor, right? To take the scrub off, you can either wipe it off or wash your lips w cold water. Don't forget to moisturize your lips w your fav lip balm afterwards!
Also, I'd like to mention that these lip scrubs aren't storable at all. I always make them whenever I have to use them.
You can definitely play w the combinations and create new lip scrubs! If you do, share your new recipe(s) w me in the comments below or tell me which one is your fav among the three?
My fav among all is definitely the #01 since it's edible and really amazing! I also like using Semolina w ghee and it works well too! 

Here are all ingredients:
#01. Caster sugar (bura) and clarified butter (ghee)
        (alt.-olive or coconut oil)
#02.  Semolina (Suji) and coconut oil 
         (alt.-salt )
#03.  caster sugar and vaseline        


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