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Moroccan Argan Oil: Review

Hello guys!

A few months back I attended this wine and cheese event organized by the Geetanjili Salon in Sohna Road, Gurgaon and these guys gave each customer a goody back containing a few hair products. Out of which, one of my favourite products is the Moroccon Oil.

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After I posted a review on the Lancôme Vituose Drama review on snapchat, I got a lot of questions as to how my hair has that amazing sheen and perfect curls and all that. And I did this review for those people. I also happened to reveal the secret behind how I actually do up my hair almost all the time. But this was all on snapchat. So, I shall do the needful here too.

So, before I start with the review on the Moroccon Oil, I would like to give you an insight on my hair texture and all that jazz. I have a curly hair type. My hair is a medium length and is super frizzy. The curls start right from the root and I hate messy hair because to be honest, I am quite the perfectionist. So, it actually annoys me to the core.

Now, let’s get down to the product review. The Moroccon Oil is actually a product launched internationally. If you’re looking for it in India, I will let you know where you can find it at the end of this article.

So, first I will talk about the texture. As the name suggests, it looks like oil. It almost has a similar kind of texture. But it is meant to be used as a serum. This product does end up making your hair limp so if that’s not something you don’t want then this is not the product for you.

This is an amazing product for people with curly hair because it has the ability to make them soft, shiny and frizz free. It also protects your hair from a great deal of damage. So it could also be used as a heat protector. If you have straight, frizz free hair, then this is not the product for you. Unless, you are alright with the fact that you hair won’t have any form of bounce and it’ll just make them limp. But then again, if you are okay with the limp hair then it is an amazing product.

This product is available at Geetanjili salon outlets across Delhi and also at http://www.amazon.in

Price- INR 2,230 (approx.)

The ideal skincare regime

Are you suffering from terrible acne? Do you have way too many blemishes? No matter what you apply on the face and no matter how many precautions you take with the products you use, it just won’t go away? Have you always wished for the most perfect, flawless skin? If yes, then this is what you need to do: TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN! There are steps that one needs to follow if they want to have a flawless skin.  When a girl is suffering from breakouts, it feels to her as though the earth just collapsed. I totally feel you girls! The following things need to be kept in mind at all times if you wish to get rid of breakouts and have a flawless skin.

*HEALTHY HABITS:

Many people ask me this one question, ‘What do healthy habits have to do with achieving a flawless skin?’ Well, here’s the thing. If you do not follow a healthy regime, it tends to take a toll on your skin eventually. Now by healthy habits I mean getting your beauty sleep (8 hours of sleep every night…you could do late nights once in a while), eating healthy food (no fried and junk food, but lots of green vegetables), eating loads of fresh fruit-especially papaya in the morning, drinking a lot of water (it helps hydrate your skin at all times), avoid smoking (Smoking makes your skin look very haggard and aged. It makes your acne a lot worse than it already is).

*CLEANSING:

Many women do not wash their face twice a day or just rinse it with water and they’re done with their step of cleansing. It is extremely important for you to wash your face twice everyday no matter what. The pores on your facial skin collect a lot of dirt throughout the day than they do through the night. Hence, washing your face at night is a lot more important than washing your face in the morning. But by that I do not mean you must not wash your face in the morning. Always keep one thing in mind- NEVER SLEEP WITH MAKEUP ON. It’ll just make matters worse for you if you have an acne prone skin. Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that even if you use makeup everyday to hide the acne on your face, make sure you USE A PRIMER. A primer helps act as a barrier between your skin and the makeup products you apply.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS:  If you suffer from acne then you must use a very soft and gentle face cleanser- Cetaphil and Episoft are highly recommended. For other skin types you could use the Neutrogena deep clean face cleanser. I Absolutely LOVE this face wash!

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*TONING:

Sometimes what happens is that there is some cleanser left off on your skin. Residual cleanser contributes a huge deal in causing breakouts. That’s when the toner comes into the picture. No matter what you do, DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! A toner helps tone your skin, removing the residue cleanser on your skin, cleaning it completely and giving it a nice glow.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS: The L’Oreal hydrating toner is a must have.

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*MOISTURIZING:

After all that cleansing and toning, your skin does require a bit of pampering doesn’t it? So go ahead and massage some moisturizer into your skin once you complete the steps stated above. But just make sure you don’t overdo it. You might just end up exfoliating your skin way too much if you moisturize it a lot.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS: Nivea soft is highly recommended. It’s so light and does its job really well.

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*SUNSCREEN:

Some people skip the most important step everyday-which is applying sunscreen. Just imagine what all those harmful UV rays would do to your skin? Don’t really care about that? Well then just think about the tan. Who wants to get tanned every summer? Sunscreen should be every girl’s best friend. It protects your skin from all the pigmentation.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS: The Neutrogena ultra sheer sunscreen and the Suncross Aquagel sunscreen are the best one’s I’ve come across till now. The best part is they are both waterproof so you could just go for a swim and you would still have sunscreen on your face. No need for a touch up!!

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REMEMBER:

  • Just dab your face with a gentle towel after cleansing.
  • Make sure you cleanse your face after washing off conditioner from your hair.
  • Everyone would have their own preferences but these products really work well for me.
  • If acne still persists, consult a doctor.
  • Avoid using as much makeup as possible till the time your skin problems are driven away.

LÓREAL INFALLIBLE 24-HR FOUNDATION: REVIEW

Hey guys! So I am back with another product review. The product that I will be reviewing today is the L’Oreal Infallible 24-hr Foundation. I have previously reviewed this product on my Snap chat account, and for all of you who missed out on that, read up!! 🙂

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To be honest, when I first heard of this product, I was a little apprehensive to test it. But then a life of a MUA is such that you have to test every possible product that you plan on using on your clients, even if there is something holding you back from doing so. So, I actually gathered the guts to test this product after a lot of self convincing and I was actually surprised by what it had to offer. This foundation is now my favourite drug store foundation. The L’Oreal Paris 24-hr Foundation is a budget foundation which is actually way too good for its price and is easily available in the market.

It is meant for oily or combination skin types and not dry skin. When I first tried this product, I was dealing with a major acne crisis. And since I was undergoing treatment for the same, my skin was already very dry and the use of this foundation actually caused a lot of peeling of the skin, giving my skin a very cakey look. So, given my experience, do not use this product if you have a dry skin or a cakey look is what you’ll have to deal with. But if you do not have a dry skin, this product will do wonders for you. It gives a very nice velvety finish. If you prefer a velvety or dewy finish, there is no need to use a setting powder because trust me when I say this, your foundation won’t budge. L’Oreal Paris has definitely stuck to the ‘24-hr’ tag. But if you are more of a matte look kind of person, then using a setting powder always helps.

Now, talking about the kind of coverage it offers, this product offers you the ability to play around with the coverage however you want it to be. To achieve a medium coverage, you must use as little product as possible and well, a little bit of blending always gives you an upper hand to make it look quite natural. But if you are looking for a full coverage, then feel free to use as much product you are comfortable with, but what you would really have to focus on is the blending technique you use. The more you blend the more natural it’ll look. And then of course the use of a setting powder will help achieve a fuller look. In fact, due to the range of coverage this product has to offer, at times the use of a concealer is not even required.

I hope this article was helpful. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions in the box below. Have a fabulous weekend y’all! 😉

INR- 1500 (Approx.)

MAYBELLINE FASHION BROW DUO SHAPER: REVIEW

Hello there all you makeup enthusiasts! Hope you guys had a fabulous weekend. A few weeks ago I had reviewed a Maybelline product on Snapchat which was the Fashion Brow Duo Shaper. For all of you, who missed out on that, you could have a look at a detailed version of it below.

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The Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper is a drugstore, brow pencil. The pencil comes in two shades- brown and grey. Currently, I am using the grey because I feel like it just blends in with my natural brow colour. But I would suggest you really study your brows before picking it up.

If you have like greyish-blackish, thick brows then you should definitely go in for the grey. But if you have a lighter shade of brows like a light brown or if your brow growth is more towards the scanty side, then I would suggest you go in for the brown. But then again, the choice is yours to make.

Now let’s come down to talking about the product. It’s a very affordable product and would also last you a long time. I will be mentioning the cost at the end of the article. You can find this product at any Maybelline cosmetics counter or even at the drugstores. The brow shaper consists of two ends, as you can see in the picture I have attached in the beginning of the article. One of them is the pencil which of course you can easily figure out. The other side, which is the fluffy end, is the powder.

Which end to use when? Well, mostly what everyone would and should do is use the pencil end to line up the brows and fill them in with the powder end. But what I do is, I use the powder end whenever I feel like my brows are shaped perfectly and just need to be darkened a little, giving them a more natural effect. I normally use the pencil part to of course line my brows but also to fill them when they are not shaped well.

So, you can use this product as per your requirements. The use of a Fashion Brow is very flexible and it is also very portable. My experience using this product has been absolutely great so far and I would highly recommend it rather than going in for brow kits from various expensive brands.

Hope you guys enjoyed reading the review. BTW! I have some great news for all my readers. I will be adding a lifestyle section to the blog soon so that ways you guys can read about literally anything instead of just reading all about beauty. It could take a while though so don’t wait up. I will notify you guys once the section is up. Until then, keep coming back for some more reviews. Have a great week J

INR-  300 (approx.)

Lancome Virtuose Drama Mascara: Review

Hey guys! So a couple of months ago I reviewed this amazing mascara from Lancôme on my snapchat @foxyallure. Read up further for a review on the Lancome Virtuose Drama Mascara.

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The Lancome virtuose drama mascara is not waterproof but it is so far the blackest of black that I have come across. My work is all about using all sorts of makeup products on myself first before using them on my clients. And since I have used a lot many types of mascara so far, I can definitely say that this is so far the best one.

The Lancôme virtuose drama has the ability to make your lashes look so much longer and thicker if you apply it the right way at the base of the lashes. I had this little incident some time back when my eyelash curler broke while I was curling my eyelashes and quite a few of my inner lashes from my right eye fell off. So I had this constant need to wear falsies because that was the only way it wouldn’t be so prominent. But when I used this mascara, I did not feel the need to wear falsies or for that matter even eyeliner. So at the base it kind of gives the same effective as dark falsies adhesive.

Now let’s talk about the brush for the mascara. The brush for the Lancome mascara is quite round, which is what helps it give your eyelashes an extra bounce. It also has thin bristles which helps separate each strand and helps your lashes get a much fuller look. Don’t we all hate it when our mascara starts blending out on the face on washing it off? Well…that’s precisely what the non-waterproof mascaras do, isn’t it? What I am about to tell you next is what made me fall even more in love with this mascara.

When you wash your makeup off, the mascara won’t bleed out on your face. You do not require a makeup remover to get rid of the mascara. The best thing is that once your lashes are a little damp, you can just run your finger tips through your lashes and the mascara will just peel off and that too very easily. So it won’t feel as though you are pulling your lashes and being very harsh on them. Also, another thing that I really like about this mascara is that it gives the same effect to your lashes as falsies do and it does not clump at all.

I would definitely recommend this product to everyone and especially to those who have short, yet heavy lashes and have a problem with making them stay curled throughout the day. Also, I would recommend it to those, who want to make their lashes look longer.

Hope this article was helpful. Feel free to leave your comments below. J

PRICE- INR 1500 (approx.)