Friday, 7 September 2012

LOTUS HERBALS' White glow skin brightening Gel Cream

Hellllowwwwww Buddies!!!!:)

This time I'm going to review a nice gel cream from Lotus Herbals.Actions-Fairness,Sun protection.
What the product claims:-

Enriched with Grape, Mulberry, Saxifraga extracts and Milk enzymes that are known fairness agents A revolutionary formula that blends the benefits of a gel and a crème It also contains sunscreens to protect the skin from harmful UVA&UVB rays that can darken the skin.

Lotus Herbal Skin Whitening & Brightening gel Creme is a technologically advanced triple action formulation that contains rare fruit & plant extracts to penetrate deep into the skin-the result is fresh,radiant ,illuminated fair skin.

Ingredients:-
D.M water,Almond oil,Octyl Metodoxy,Cinnamate,Glyceryl Mono Hydroxy Stearate,Triticum vulgare(Wheat Germ) Oil,Light Liquid paraffin,Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi(Bearberry Extract),Camellia Sinensis (Green tea) Extract,Lactic Acid,Glycerin,Stearic acid,Milk Enzymes,Sodium Lactate,Propylene Glycol,Titanium Dioxide,ceto Stearyl Alcohol,Cetyl Alcohol,Triethanolamine,Triter Penoids,Phenyl Flavones(Mulberry)Extract,Saxifraga Extract,Grape Extract,2-Phenoxyethanol,Tocopheryl Acetate,Methyl Paraben,Propyl Parabens,Alpha-Arbutin,Fragrance.




Price:-260/-
Qty-60gm

My take on this product:-

I bought this cream sometime back but never actually used it.But then now just 2 weeks ago I started using it as nothing else seemed to be working on my badly tanned skin. Facepacks,scrub,cleansing:(.nothing worked for a long time.I missed my radiant, fair complexion that was a year ago! I picked it up just for the sake of finishing it & vola! It literally worked!The best part I liked about this cream is it doesn't make my skin greasy even after 4-5 hours.It is gel based so it makes it easy to deal with-for all types of skin.It has helped me to finally get rid of the unbearable tan & my complexion is back to almost my normal natural color.I am happy with it.:)

What I like about Lotus Whitening cream:-
1) It doesn't make my skin greasy even after 5-6 hours.
2) It works really well in Summer & humidity.
3) It does moisturize my skin a little.
4) My complexion is combination skin & prone to acne.& this cream really works without giving me any problem.
5) It contains SPF
6) It contains fruits & plant extracts.
7) It has literally helped me in getting rid of tan & in getting my fair,radiant complexion back to quite an extent.
8) It helps in regaining the texture but only to a little extent.

What I Dislike about Lotus White glow gel cream:-
1) It contains Parabens!
2) It doesn't help in pigmentation or brown spots if any.
3) a bit expensive.It lasts for about 2 months.
4) Sometimes it leaves a little -very little white residue (like micro balls or atoms) that I 've to wipe off later on!

Note that It doesn't whiten the skin or make you fair drastically.It just helps to remove tan very effectively & with regular use it will make skin fairer & brighter to an extent.But what is assured is you will definitely get your own complexion back.

Dry skin may need a little extra moisturizer.

All in all it does what it claims.I'll say this one is a safe bet in summer season.

Will I buy it again?
I'm not sure.Like I said this one is surely a safe bet.So if i didn't find anything better.I'll get back to it then:)

Will I recommend it?
Sure.I didn't see why I shouldn't recommend it.You can surely buy it lovely ladies!

My Remarks:-
Slightly more than an average cream.I like it:)

Take care Ladies!and do not forget to participate in my first Giveaway!
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Thursday, 6 September 2012

MAKEUP BRUSHES (HOW TO CHOOSE & USE)

“It is rightly said that Makeup is an art & Any art is so incomplete without perfect brushes”! Neha:)

These professional makeup brushes make huge difference in your make up specifically when chosen wisely.Right make up brushes help you to achieve the flawless look you have ever desired. 

So here we go in our attempt to cut short your wishlist of make up brushes & to make your list an effective one.

*How should be your Brush material-Total beauty.com says-“ The makeup formula you use helps you to determine whether to choose natural ,real hairs brush(like goat hair brush) or synthetic, fake hair brush (like plastic fiber). 
Natural Brushes are better for dry products like Blush, Eye shadows & synthetic brushes are better for creamy products like foundation or concealer.”

So! Now you know what kind of brush you’ll be looking for next time you go shopping.:)
Note that any brush you purchase should be easy & natural on your skin. It shouldn’t be too rough or stiff.

Coming to the type & purpose & USE of the makeup brushes! 

FOUNDATION BRUSH-I never felt the need of any foundation brush before. But trust me, once you start using it you will never ever turn your back on it! It just gives such a flawless look. A foundation brush should be fluffy & flat.
To use it-Just dip it in the foundation, take appropriate amount & apply on your face in circular motion starting from cheek & finishing towards hairline. Spread on t zone if any.

POWDER BRUSH- A powder brush should be round & fluffy. It can be used to apply loose powder to set the foundation & it can also be used as a blush brush. This one is a FAB brush! It can be used to illuminate your face or cheeks with highlighter. But it is always suggested to keep different brush for powder & Blush. 
               


To use it -Just dip it in the loose powder or bronzers using circular motion, tap off the excess before using it on face & then sweep over your face following the natural contours. Use light Strokes to give a natural finish. OR -use downward strokes -just the touch ups to apply loose powder, this would give a natural flawless look & powder wouldn’t mess up with the facial hairs. 


BLUSH/ BRONZER BRUSH-It should be long, soft & dome shaped. Blush brush is used to give a nice color to the cheeks. This brush can also be used to apply bronzer .You can also use it as highlighter on the top of the cheeks. as well as for contouring.
         

To use it-sweep the brush on blush & then apply it on the apple of your cheeks in upwards stroke towards ears.

EYE SHADOW BRUSH:- You will need a little stiff, flat brush with soft bristles. Stiff- to hold color to give your eyes an intense color it needs. 
Avon's Eye shadow brush

To use it:-Just move it on eye shadow color, take enough of it & sweep it on your eye lid from inside to outside. 

Note that you should have 2 eye shadow brushes or the one with double ends (eye shadow brush on both sides) if you love to apply 2 or more shades like me or to get those lovely Smokey eye looks!

EYE SHADOW BLENDING BRUSH-This one is an amazing brush to blend eye shadows especially when you are preparing a Smokey look. Brush should be soft & dome shaped. 
   
To use it-Just dip in eye shadow, in circular motion.tap off the excess. Start working from outside in backward forward strokes & cover the crease area with a wiper like action. 

ANGLED EYE LINER /BROW BRUSH
-Now girls, this one is surely a must have! & personally, I absolutely love it! This brush is a multipurpose brush. Angled natural or synthetic fiber brush-Not too soft.

This can be used on lash line or to apply a gel/cake based eye liner or as a brow filler.(to fill brows with a brow powder really makes the brows look naturally awesome!)
                              
To use:-1)Simply take the appropriate quantity, start from inner corner & apply a smooth line on your lashline.2)To create a dramatic effect, after applying kajal , smudge it with this brush starting from outer corner.3)To fill the eye brows, use the short strokes to get a more natural enhanced eye brows.

LIP BRUSH:- Flat, round tipped ,not too soft not too rough brush. A really good one to blend your lip liner with the lipstick & for a precise application. 

                                    

To use:-To get your lovely defined lips, apply a lip liner starting from the centre making v, then take your favorite lip color of the day/night on the brush & start applying from centre of the lips. Blend out the edges. Use short precise strokes towards corner of your lips to blend well the lip liner with lipstick.

Last (3 optional Brushes)-

ANGLED BLUSH BRUSH -This brush is used to apply powder blush on your cheekbones as well as to contour .Being angled makes it easy to blend the color & gives just a perfect touch.  
Sephora angled Blush +CONTOUR brush
To contour-Dip it in a darker shade & sweep it under your cheekbones.  
  
CONTOUR BRUSH-you won’t need this brush if you have the above mentioned angled blush brush. This brush is specifically to contour your cheekbones.

To use-apply a darker shade under your cheekbones. (This gives the face a slimmer effect as said by makeupgeek.)

HIGHLIGHTER BRUSH:-This brush is a soft flat brush.This one is a multipurpose brush.it can be used for a light application of foundation or to highlight the top of your cheekbones or to apply a light blush.

Again you won't need this brush if you've Angled Blush brush & a foundation brush.You will need these two separate brush obviously like i said you can't use single brush for two different purpose If you want  to get a neat & clean look.:)

FAN BRUSH- Soft flat brush.This brush helps to get rid off the excess of anything be it eye shadow,powder ,blush anything. 
To use:-Just sweep it gently all over the face in outward direction.& on nose & cheeks towards downwards direction.  
EYE BROW COMB:-short & a little stiff.  To use:-comb downwards,& fill the brows. Combing downwards helps to get your natural eye brow shape.apply mascara a little to keep your eye brows at place.(this one is really a good tip I noticed in a fashion show) 

FAN BRUSH


How to clean the brushes:-  Now when you have all these brushes which are all really cheap.You would like to better take care of these so that these could last longer!so here is way out:-
"For regular cleaning-use a makeup brush cleaning spray.spray on brushes.Sweep the brush back & forth to remove make up traces.use a clean towel to keep it bacteria or germ free.
For deep cleaning:-pour a drop of shampoo in half full cup of warm water.swirl the brushes around into it.rinse thoroughly then let it dry FLAT (Horizontally on a towel).Don't make the brushes dry vertically as it can damage the brushes".by Total beauty.com

MAKEUP BRUSHES are available in various brands like MAC, , Clinique, Sephora, Sigma or the decently prized yet really good ones in Oriflame, Avon, Mary kay, NYX,ELF,MUG ,Lakme,a very few selected ones from Vega.So go for it girls! 

Another Tip-
>Never choose a nylon brush as it doesn’t last long.
> Invest in retractable brushes.(one that is closed on both ends)this keep your brush better protected from germs & dust to settle in the bristles.

Choose a brush as suggested & you will never fail in achieving your flawless look at home! 

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My FIRST GIVEAWAY!

Hey friends!
This has been a month since I've started writing this blog.& I want to share my joy with you!
So here I announce my first giveaway!

1st Prize
2 avon nailwear pro


 
1 oriflame lipgloss from Very me collection

1 Extralasting Avon kajal with Smudger














2nd Prize -
Oriflame very me peach me perfect skin glow foundation.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


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How to participate:-
It's simple:)
1) Write an article on product review/do a turorial/fashion, style & email it to me at BlogfamilyBMY@yahoo.com
2) Article should not be copy pasted & should be ORIGINAL!We will be holding copyright of it.
3) Minimum 3 images should be there in an article.& if you are taking an image from web then do mention the source.
4) Only for Indian citizens.
5)You will need minimum 100 points to become eligible for Prize!(you'll get 25 points for each article on product review/tutorial & 10 points for each post on your wardrobe fashion & style collection pictures/any article on fashion/style)
6) Follow the blog & subscribe for updates.

Now here I've a great news for all of you!!Winner can choose any color of lip gloss or nail paint from this very me range or avon nailwear pro respectively.

Have fun girls!!
Do participate & be an active part of Our sweet Blogfamily!

NOTE:-
1)All products will be purchased by me & are not being sponsored by anyone.for any further query you can mail me at -blogfamilyBMY@yahoomail.com
2) Duplicate entries if any or if picked up from other web sources or from your own blog will be disqualified.
3)Winner will be announced here via post & will also be contacted via email.Winner has to reply within 48 hours to claim the Prize.Otherwise the prize will go to the next highest scorer.

 All the products are awesome one & I'm only giving you in reward what I recommend to others:)You'll surely love it!
(This giveaway is now over.& because I'm new to blog & probably very few knew about it.I didn't get a winner.as there were hardly any entries.So I'm hopeful more & more friends will participate next time!Love you all)

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