My Favorite lip balms

Hello Everyone,

Finally, winter is here. I Love winters. You can wear Coats, Boots, and Scarves, flaunt your red lipstick with more confident, eat more; have multiple cups of coffee. But, there is a second side of winter too. Your skin, lips and hair become drier. You need to take extra care of your skin, hairs and lips in winter.

Our lips are the most sensitive area of our face. It exposes directly to cool wind, dust and pollution. Lip area lacks oil glands so lips can become very dry and choppy in winter if we don’t care it properly.

Lip balm is must have in winter in fact you should always have one in all seasons.

Today, I am going to list down my favorite lip balms.  I am big fan of lip balms. I have many of its. I personally do not stick to one brand all the time. But few are my favorite.

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1    Maybelline Baby Lips:

I love Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms. It really gives you baby soft lips.

What Maybelline claims :

Keep lips kiss-ably soft with a lip-renewing balm from Maybelline New York. Go neutral, or choose a light touch of color that packs a powerhouse of clinical care. Enjoy a full 8 hours of continuous hydration, for visibly healthier lips in just 4 weeks. Choose your favorite shade, or opt for a formula that automatically “blooms” on your lips to your perfect pink.

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My take on Maybelline Baby Lips:

 Maybelline baby lips balms are one of the best lip balms available in India.

  • The packaging is cute and travel friendly.
  • It is tinted lip balms and color available from baby pink to neon pink.
  • It has thick creamy consistency but not sticky on lips after application.
  • Makes your lips really soft after application.
  • It has SPF of 16.
  • Available in many shades.
  • Keep lips hydrated for 4 to 5 hours after that you will need to reapply.
  • Pocket friendly price is from 125 to 175. Varies on different online sites.

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I have Anti-oxidant Berry, Berry crush, Cherry Kiss. I also have Tangerine pop and Neon Rose from Maybelline Baby Lips Bright collection.

Anti-Oxidant Berry is non-tinted, white, transparent lip balm. I love to apply it during night and next morning I wake up with soft and healed lips.

Berry Crush has deep berry tint, which look beautiful on lips. I love to use it instead of lip gloss during any casual outing.

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Cheery Kiss is Pink tinted lip balm. It looks lovely on bare lips.

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Neon Rose has strong rose tint. I love it. It looks pretty on lips.

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Tangerine pop has coral orange tint. It looks lovely on lips

2. Lotus Herbals Lip Therapy:

 These are my second favorite lip balms.

What Lotus Herbals claims:

A 3 in 1 product, which Rehydrates, Heals and protects the lips while leaving lips soft, smooth and supple.

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 My Take on Lotus Herbals lip Therapy

  • 100 percent natural
  • Have Shea butter in ingredients ( Shea Butter has amazing skin softening properties)
  • Have SPF of 15
  • Smells heavenly
  • Make lip soft and supple
  • Non tinted

I currently have Lotus Herbals Vanilla Lip Therapy.  I love its vanilla fragrance. I used to have Chocolate, Cocoa, Cheery and Velvety Rose as well. All are equally good but if I have to go for one I will choose Velvety rose, because it smells like fresh roses.

3.  Nivea Lip Care Fruity Shine:

 These are highly tinted lip balms. If you do not want to apply lipstick and still want get soft pink shine on your lips, you can go for these. These are my day time lip balms when I am heading out causally and just want a little shine and protection for my lips.

What Nivea Claims:

Discover the delicious fruity scent and fabulous shimmer! The NIVEA Fruity Shine Range, with Fruit Extracts and Shimmering Pigments keeps your lips as soft and fresh as they can be!

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My Take on Nivea Fruity Shine Lip balms:

  • As name suggested, it smells like fruits. They have 4 different versions of these Strawberry, Guava, Pomegranate and Cherry.
  • Make lips soft and supple
  • Gives shine to lips
  • Gives a visible tint to lips which stays for 3 to 4 hours
  • Have SPF
  • Only drawback is that it melts in summer.

I have Nivea fruity shine in strawberry flavor as this my favorite flavor for lip products. It has strong pink red tinted which looks beautiful on lips and imparts amazing shine to lip in just 2 swipes.

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So, girls these are my favorite lip balms right now.  Tell me, which one you liked most. What are your favorite lip care products?  Do you like tinted lip balms like I do? Please comment below.

Stay Beautiful.

See you soon 🙂

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How to Choose the Perfect Foundation

Hello Beauties,

Today, I am sharing tips and tricks with you to choose right shade of foundation according to your skin tone. A great foundation is must for great looking skin. If you are blessed with natural glowing, blemishes free skin (lucky ones), you can use the foundation to get a makeup base for you. If you have blemishes, open pores, pigmentation, you can hide these imperfections with a perfect foundation for those special occasions. However, getting a perfect foundation is a tricky one. I am listing some tips and tricks to choose the right foundation for you. Hope this will help!!

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Let’s start:

  1. Identify you skin tone:

There are 3 types of skin tone Warm, Cool and Neutral. Now, how to know you are in which category. Well, here are some tips for this:

  •  Hold up your wrist in direct sunlight, if your blood veins seem to be green you are cool undertone. If it seems blue you are warm undertone.
  • Keep a piece of white paper on your face. Take note of your skin’s tone in contrast to the white. If it looks yellow or golden, then you have a warm skin color. If it looks pinkish, you have a cool tone.

If gold jewelry suits you more, you have warm undertone. If sliver brightens you up, then you have cool undertone. If gold and silver both look graceful on you then you are lucky, you have neutral undertone.

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Most Indian women have warm undertone.

Now we know our skin tone so here is a guide to look for perfect foundation for you:

  • Cool skin tone beauties should look for a foundation that has rosier, redder, or blue base.
  • Warm skin tone beauties should go for a for foundation that has a golden or yellow base.

Neutral tone beauties can go for either one yellow base or blue base foundation.

2  How to test your foundation

Always, hunt for a good foundation in a drug store. Never buy a foundation online till the time you have the best shade for you and want to have a backup for that perfect foundation.

When you are in the store, the SA asks you to try any foundation under your wrist. Never go for that. They said the skin tone under your wrist matches to your face but it’s not. The skin under our wrist is usually lighter than our face and SA wants to sell us the foundation which makes us a white ghost but we don’t want it. You should always test the foundation on your jaw line. Choose the 3 shades closer to your skin tone and apply on your jaw line, now look for perfect shade. Always keep a flat foundation brush with you so you can apply the foundation with it.

If you are going for foundation shopping take your best buddy with you so she can help you in finding the perfect shade.Always test the foundation in natural sun light as store lights don’t show actual color.

If you are concern with oxidization of your foundation apply it on your face go for a round in shopping mall (I am sure you will never return empty hand). After 30 minutes, you can check if foundation changes color or not. If foundation oxidized in air it changes color. It can be taken care of with a perfect compact.

3 Coverage

Well, Coverage of foundation is personal call. You can look for sheer coverage foundation for daily uses. BB and CC creams also can serve this purpose. Medium and full coverage foundation can be saved for special occasions.

4. Skin Type

You should choose your foundation according to skin type.

Oily skin divas look for matifying, Oil free or Powder foundation.

Dry skin beauties look for creamy liquid, hydrating foundation.

Combination skin beauties can go for cream or powder ones as per choice.

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 So beauties, these are some tips which you should keep in mind while choosing the perfect foundation for you. I hope I was able to help you in choosing your dream foundation for you.

Please comment below if you have any queries or suggestions for my blog.

Take Care 🙂

Welcome to My World

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post to my blog. Hope you will enjoy!!!

We all girls love our perfect outfit on birthday, perfect coffee date makeup, perfect soft curls or a simple homemade pack which gives us instant glow, Right? So here I am with a brand new blog “Blush & Gloss”. I will share latest fashion trends, makeup ideas, looks, hairstyles, review beauty products for you.

Today, I am going to list down my favorites here in my first post.

1. Kohled Eyes

Every girl must have a Kohl, Kajal pencil or a box of surma in her makeup box regardless the fact she loves makeup or not. Kohl is a universal makeup product. Our Makeup vanity is incomplete without a black Kohl Pencil . I love love love Kohled Eyes since childhood. I used to apply simple homemade surma in my school days and now it is replaced with waterproofed Kajal pencils.

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2. Red Lips

Red Lips can never be out of fashion. If you are a makeup junkie, you should have one Red Lippi in your kitty. I know, It takes lot of courage to wear red lips out in public, but trust me once you will find the best shade for you, you will just love it. Red Lips can transform a girl next door to a glam diva. So, go grab the perfect shade for you.

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3. Braids 

I have been loving side braids, french braids , Messy braids lately. If you have a bad hair day simply go for a messy side braid and you are good to go. Many Bollywood, Hollywood actress, models has spotted with side braids with Anarkali suits, gowns, Jeans, Dresses.  I am in love head over heals with this hairstyle.

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4. Anarkali Suits

You can never go wrong with a flaring, long Anarkali suit. If you don’t have time to drape your 7 yards long saree for a your friends wedding you can simply pick a dark or neon colored full length Anarkali,pair it up with some jumki, bangles and your favorite mojari and Voila.. You can dance all night long.

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5. Earrings 

I love big Jumkies, Chandbalis, oxidized earrings these days. This one accessory is enough to transform you into a princess. Pair it up with all your ethic wears and you are ready to rock.

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So girls, These are my Favorites at this time. Please share your’s with me. I hope you like my first post. Please share your ideas with me.

Thanks!!

See you Soon!! 🙂