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Skin Toner — What Exactly Does It Do?

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Hello girlies,
Hope you all are doing well! The weather is so utterly beautiful, yet so humid in Delhi. And weather like this always makes me all the more conscious towards by skin care regimen.
No, I do not mean that you can be inconsiderate towards your skin for the rest of the year, but what I mean to say is that your skin needs that extra attention during the monsoon months, as the skin tens to get a lot more oily, sticky, and let’s not even talk about the dirt and grime which sticks on to the sticky surface in this humid weather. Reason enough to care for your skin a little more intensively? Read along. Read more

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Acetone or Non-acetone—that is the question?

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Time and again I have heard people raving about the correct type of nail polish removers, but why are acetone nail polish removers so much better for you, that is what resounds in my mind. And if any question comes to my mind repetitively, i make sure to do my share of research about it.
so here it is, Acetone or Non-acetone—that is the question! Read more

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10 Products From NYX Which You Must Check Out!

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Nyx, one makeup brand which makes us see makeup in  a different light altogether. And now that NYX has officially launched in India, why shouldn’t this brand be on everyone’s wishlist? After all, NYX cosmetics has time and again won us all over with their amazing product formulations, gorgeous shades, and incessant range variety; and if we ignore the fact that it is too expensive for a drugstore brand here in India, this brand is really something to go weak in the knees for. Who could not fall in love with such a makeup brand?
Now that we have been screamingly declaring our never-ending love for NYX, some of you might be wondering about our top picks from the brand. So, here my lovely readers, is a compilation of the 10 must-have products from NYX that you must try.
1. Nyx Eyeliner and Smudger in Dark Brown

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This was the second gel eyeliner I had used, and man, oh man! How badly did I fell in love with it. The dark brown hue, the amazing texture, and the brilliant creamy-matte texture is to die-for. The gel liner in dark brown is a very wearable shade, insanely pigmented, and lasts for up to a good 4-5 hours on the lids without a base.
2. Nyx face primer in Lavender

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Good make-up needs a nice, clean and prepped canvas (read face) to work upon—and NYX knows this concept a bit too well. That’s why it created this spectacular face primer for your beautiful skins. The sheer lavender hue in the primer imparts a subtle glow to your face and does away with all the yellow undertones and pigmentation of the facial skin, decreases the appearance of pores, and smoothens out the skin; making your foundation blending a breezy job.

3. Nyx Slide-on eye pencil in tropical green

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The most insanely pigmented gorgeous dark green we have ever came across, the NYX slide-on eye pencil in tropical green excels beyond any limits and leaves no stone unturned in impressing us. Be it the pigmentation, the gorgeous colour, the creaminess, the smooth texture, or the lasting power; it scores a perfect 10 on 10.

4. Nyx Golden liquid eyeliner

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Golden liquid liners are saviours for our warm skin with yellow-undertones. And NYX has made sure to create a fabulous liquid liner in a very-opaque golden colour which shows upon just a couple of strokes on the eyes—unlike other sparkly liners which do not show up at all on dark skins. This one is a definite try!

5. Nyx Trio in 21-Copper, Rust, Bronze

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Just a look at this trio—and the colour range is bound to make you fall for it, and fall hard. The shade range can be classified as apt for the modern-day bride who loves to experiment without straying away much from the traditional makeup. The texture of these is so smooth, not at all powdery or chalky, and it glides on like a dream.

6. Nyx round lipstick in tea rose

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NYX round lipsticks are generally a makeup newbie’s first purchases from the house of NYX! I don’t know why but I have somehow observed this makeup shopping pattern. 😉 So if you are one of those who is starting to build up her nyx collection, start up with getting your hands upon this sweet shade—tea-rose—from the round lipstick range. It shows up so beautifully on Indian skin tones as if it was created to suit us only.

7. Nyx extreme lip creams

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NYX matte lip creams were the first of its kind to be launched in the market; inspiring so many other brands to get their own variations out. But, the original is always the best, and NYX went a step further and improved its already “THE BEST” lip creams and launched the Extreme lip creams! What better can we ask for! And the shade SIERRA, girl, take my word for it, is the most ravishing lip colour you’ll ever lay your hands upon.

8. Nyx Matte lipstick in Pinky Nude

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Matte lipsticks are so in this season, and the NYX matte lipstick in Pinky Nude is the perfect, as the name suggests, Pinky nude colour for Indian skin tones. Surprisingly, it is one of those nudes from a foreign brand which does not wash out Indian skin tones; and we love it!

9. Nyx Rouge cream blush in 07 Red cheeks

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Red blush is something most of us feel apprehensive about using when it comes to subtle makeup. But NYX rouge cream blush in 07 red cheeks was apparently formulated to clear all your misconceptions in regards to red cheeks. This cream blush gives a rosy lit-from-within glow, suitable for fair-medium-dusky—all kinds of skin tones; perfect for those in the lookout for a subtle sheen on the cheeks.

10. Nyx powder blush in Taupe and Desert rose

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If there is one product that we have to choose from NYX which we cannot do without, it is the powder blushes, undoubtedly, thus we saved them for the last. 😛 the texture of these blushes is so amazingly smooth and sheer, that no one can say no to it. Coming in an array of gorgeous shades, you are sure to find one you cant live without. We personally love taupe, a warm chocolaty brown which can double up as a sheer bronzer; and desert rose which is a gorgeous, warm coraly-peachy blush which will liven up the entire look with just one swipe.

Which of these NYX products are you thinking of trying?

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour Swatches and First Impressions

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Hey sweeties!

As some of you might have guessed by now, I have a thing for new makeup launches and I just feel it necessary to get the swatches of the entire new collecton just to devour and also to make it easy for you guys to choose which colours do you want from the collection.

So recently Revlon launched its new HD Ultra Mat Lip Colour range with 8 shades ranging from nudes, pinks and reds in india. These lip colours are already launched in the west since quite some time, and the reviews I had read about these babies were not too promising. But I am astrong believer of seeing the product for mylsef before passing judgements over the same, and so here I am with all the shades and swatches of the new Revlon HD Ultra Matte Lip Colour for you sweethearts!

Price: INR 1195 (which if you ask me is a complete downer, like 1200 bucks for a drugstore lip gloss is so not cool!)

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HD Seduction

HD Seduction is the only brown nude shade with pink undertones in it. This is the most gorgeous and such a ME kind of nude shade which will flatter only fair to medium skin tones and might not suit duskier beauties. I can see this shade working as the perfect nude brown shade for indian skin tones when paired with a sultry smokey eye or a heavy kohl.

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HD Devotion

HD Devotion is a very subtle nude pink shade with warm undertones making it the perfect choice for almost all Indian skin tones. Very dark skinned beauties may looks washed out by this shade but other than that it will work with a vast array of skin tones. I found this shade pretty universal and got it for myself as well.

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HD Flirtation

HD Flirtation is the perfect coral-ly peachy toned lipstick and it definitely speaks summer to me. Though it is a beautiful coral shade, it looks a bit pale and would not work well with dark skinned beauties. It might make you look garish or ashy and is definitely a tricky colour to pull off.

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HD Addiction

HD Addiction is a really pretty fall-winter shade. It is a deep berry shade with vivid hints of plums and mauves in it. It is a deep yet subtle shade and will look very sophisticated when worn with minimal eye makeup and heavy lashes. Although I personally do not like berry shades for my age, I surely fell in love with this one and would love to give berry lipsticks a shot now.

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HD Obsession

HD Obsession is a bright fuchsia lip colour which has very vivid cool undertones to it. It is one of the unique shades from the range and will complement indian skin tones well. Being a cool toned lipstick it will also make your teeth look whiter so if you are someone who feels fuchsia’s tend to make yopur teeth look yellow, you should definitely give this shade a try.

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HD Temptation

HD Temptation will be perhaps the least popular shade from the range. it is a pale pink which looks rather milky, has cool undertones and is low on pigmentation. Very fair skinned girls can totally rock this colour but if you are even a little over NC 30 this shade will definitely wash you out.

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HD Love

HD Love is your perfect orange based red which looks very vibrant and has strong yellow undertones to suit Indian skin perfectly. The shade is a bright orangey-red and a bright one at that. Shades like these need confidence, and if you have an ounce of that you can rock this bold yet bright shade beautifully.

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HD Passion

HD Passion is a deep burgundy maroonish red which leans a bit towards 2015 pantone colour marsala. It is not exactly an ox-blood red but is a very deep burgundy sort of red which looks very vampy to me and will suit fair to dusky skin tones alike. HD passion will look much more flattering on duskier skin tones as it has very strong yellow undertones which will make the colour pop on duskier beauties.

Honestly, none of these settle into a pure matte, or even a demi matte finish. Rather all of these remain velvety and smudge easily. So which of the shades did you like the most?

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Cheap Beauty Tips You Must Know

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There comes a certain time in each one of our lives, when we just cannot afford to splurge on luxurious beauty products; even the drugstore makeup appears way too expensive when we are on a makeup-ban, isn’t it? From experience I have learnt that a few cheap beauty tips never hurt, and in fact, they can be a savior when your pockets are weighed down.
We talked to a few beauty experts, and got you some of the most cost efficient ways to maintain your beautiful self. Scroll down to read more. Read more

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15 Super-Awesome Beauty Tips For Teens

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During our teenage years, each one of us, especially girls, have this urgency to learn whatever there is to it and grow up; become an adult, behave like them, do what they do. I would say, BAD CHOICE! Life is divided into various age-phases, and I believe, each phase has its own significance. But as a teenager girl, maybe even I strayed away from my own logic and wanted to do what the older woman were doing, and how I regret my silly decisions then.
I have always had this ardent desire to know everything beauty related and to quench my thirst for beauty, I focused myself on the Beauty-query sections of magazines, from GREHSHOBHA to WOMEN’S ERA, I scanned them all. But what I know about teen beauty tips today, I wish I had known a couple of years back (2 years, precisely :P) when I was struggling with the dreaded teen skin myself. Read more

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Minimal Makeup Look For College Girls Ft. Maybelline

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College and Makeup are two things which seem so lucrative when put together, yet make us feel so apprehensive with just the thought of going a bit over board with makeup? I bet, if you are in college right now and are reading this, you just said, “I feel you, bro!” And hi five woman, I know how cool and at the same time scary can wearing makeup to college can get. But with just a few spare minutes at hand, and a few cool tips and tricks incorporated here and there, you can actually wear makeup to that lecture of yours without looking too made up.
And as this is a makeup tutorial I assume that your skin is already prepped (cleansed, toned and moisturised) and we are all ready to dig into the makeup part. Read more

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Beauty Benefits Of The Miraculous Vitamin, Vitamin C.

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When was the last time you took a long romantic walk across the skin care products aisle? Ok, it is romantic just for me may be, but you sure would have noticed the surplus of products enriched with natural vitamins and specifically targeted minerals. But do the products enriched with the goodness of just one vitamin enough for the overall benefit of your skin? It is generally not so. But Vitamin C is one such exceptionally essential product which works wonders and takes care almost of every possible need of your skin.
Surely, you would have read various posts regarding the goodness of VITAMIN-C which talk endlessly about how it is good for producing collagen, collagen and more collagen. No, I am not going to do the same thing. Instead what I feel is necessary is to make people aware of how can they use it to amplify their beauty.
What can regular doses of vitamin C do for you? Read more

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Everything You Need To Know About BB Creams

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In today’s tightly packed schedules, who has time for coping with tubes after tubes of make-up and time-consuming make-up brushes? This is where the latest rage in skincare comes: the minimalist and chic BB creams. BB creams or Beauty Balms or Blemish balms; whatsoever you may call them, are the hidden angels in disguise. And no, I am not exaggerating; they are actually WONDERFUL.
All of you would have heard at least someone in your life raving about it. Whether you have tried or are planning to lay hands upon it, go ahead and read this post to know what all can a beauty balm do for your skin. Read more

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Natural Makeup Tips

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Hello, my gorgeous readers. How have you all been? It’s been so hot in India these days that each one of us has been searching for ways to beat this torturous heat.
Come summers, and we all are all ears to tips on natural looking make-up tips. And that is such an obvious thing to do; I mean, seriously! Who has the energy and will power to cake up our face with all those extra products in this heat, not to forget the skin’s tendency to break out in this season? So here I have jotted down some of the best natural makeup tips for you beauties to follow. Read more