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MTV MUAH by Blue Heaven Lipstick Review

MTV MUAH by Blue Heaven Lipstick Review

Hello everyone,

We all know about the famous MTV channel but many of us don’t really know about the Blue Heaven cosmetics brand. Blue heaven is a cosmetic brand who was not able to succeed much and their products are also rarely available.

But recently MTV and blue heaven collaborated together to make a brand called MTV MUAH which sells different cosmetics which are very budget friendly.  One such product is this lipstick which I really liked a lot.

Read on to know more about my experience with this product.

Product Description:

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MTV MUAH by Blue Heaven Lipstickoffers nice coverage in just one sweep. It protects lips from harmful sun rays and prevents from drying.

 

It has many different shades to choose from. The one I have has shade LS-01 which is nice baby pink color. It is suitable for both day as well as night look.

 

 

Directions of Usage:

 

First outline your lips with lip liner. Then apply lipstick evenly all over your lips either directly or by using a brush.

 

Price and quantity:

Price is Rs.89/- for net weight 2.5gm.

Packaging:

Personally I didn’t liked its packaging much, as it is made up of very cheap materials.

It has a very simple packaging. It comes in a black twisted tube with transparent plastic outer covering.

Lipstick is in very small size which makes it quite handy and travel friendly. Also caps shut in properly, so there is no chances of breakage.

Texture:

It has a very soft and smooth texture. It glides easily on lips and is very easy to use.

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Pros of Lipstick:

 

·  Stays for longer duration.

·  It has very soft and smooth texture.

·  It is long lasting.

·  Gives nice creamy finish.

·  It is handy and travel friendly.

·  Has different shades to choose from.

·  Budget friendly.

Cons of Lipstick:

·  Cheap packaging.

·  Shelf life and ingredients are not mentioned.

My Experienceof Lipstick:

MTV MUAH has launched many different shades of lipstick. They have options varying from light shades to bold shades.

I received this lipstick as a gift. And I loved this shade. It is nice baby pink color which I easily wear every day to my office. Also I sometimes wear it in outings with friends.

Overall I liked this lipstick. It stays on lips for quite longer time duration and makes lips look soft and smooth. It glides on easily and provide a nice texture.

At this price rate, I am quite satisfied with its quality and quantity.

Ratings:

 

3 Out of 5

 

By-Ankita Agarwal

All About “Jergens”

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Jergens is the normal moisturising cream which can be used for daily routine.Its not a indian product though.I was gifted by my aunt after her vacation from dubai.I was definitely taken back by after my first use of the product.It all happened that  after I washed my face, took a bit of the Jergens ultra healing cream in my palm and slowing rubbed it over my face, hands and legs..I felt it so soothing when I applied on my face..It doesn’t have any oilyness or is neither stickyness.Once applied it dries leaving your skin good and fresh..As a teenager I was prone to acne which left behind with those ugly scars I could say..And definitely  have tried 101 remedies to get rid of them but of no gain though.So I started to apply “Jergens ultra healing”sometimes during the day and sometimes before I go off to sleep.And after a few weeks  my friends had come up to me telling  that my skin looks gorgeous and those marks have been vanishing. .It made me confident to a great amount and thanks to dear aunt hilda for getting me a trustworthy product. 
That’s my story about how I actually got healed.

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Let’s move on to its main ingredients 
Water, glycerin, cetegrayl alcohol, petroleum, strearic acid, carbometer, fragrances etc..
Main benefit is moisturizers, restores skin deeply, healthier skin..The unique formula as enriching vitamin C, E, B5.penetrates through 5 layers of the skin to skins surface to repair, heal and deeply nourishes the pores.

It doesn’t have any side effects..
Also available in Jergens soothing aloe if you are interested in aloe product . Trust me its a must try product

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By-Shruti Mathew

Kitchen Secrets Tips

Kitchen Secrets Tips

As day by day our food items prices  getting high & high in the sky so it is our primary duty to save our food as in our  Indian culture it is known as Purna Bramha (food). So here today I m gonna to share with you how to make yummy food from leftover food as well as to make tasty food from fresh food items too. so my dear freindsz lets go into the kitchen world a place where we can make our daily food & quenches our taste buds.

Here me & my Kitchen Secrets Tips Hope u to will try to follow it.  I believe spices adds more falvour into your life.

Kitchen Secrets Tips

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1)      If you add ½ teaspoon sugar in the Subji of Cabbage i.e. Patta kobhi its natural green colour remain intact after cooking & taste of subji will be yummy.

2)      After making the pieces of lady finger add 1 tea spoon lemon juice so as  to remove its stickiness & subji will be crispy.

3)      While making besan i.e. gram flour bhajiya add coarse paste of Jeera i.e. cumin seeds & garlic flakes. To make tasty bhajiya.

4)        While making halwa of semolina i.e rava we roast it so while roasting add 1 big spoon of gram flour ie. Besan powder so the taste of Halwa become mouth watering.

5)         When washing of green lentil pulse let it dry & then roast it once you used this roasted pulse to make any dish it will be more tastier.

6)      While making dal of green lentil used along with its our skin too & when seasoning add 8-10 curry leaves to enhance its flavor.

7)      When make a dough for puri add little semolina i.e. rava which helps puri to remain fluffy for longer time & tasty.

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8)      Use non stick pans to cook  food though they are little costly but need small quantity of oil while making subji or any dish as compare to common aluminium utensils. Escape us from getting fatty.

9)      Roast phulka or roti on high flame so as to make them light to delight us.

10)    Sprinkle little oil over papad & then roast it it gives taste like fried papad & maintain our cholesterol level.

11)  One can enhance & regain the taste& fragrance of stored Clarified Butter i.e. Ghee by adding fresh lemon leaves into it.

12)  Keep fried kofta aside let it cool & then put it into refrigerator for few minutes & then only add into gravy of kofta so tht it will not get soft quickly with gravy.

13)  Dip fried Paneer into the warm water of Turmeric it remains shiny & soft for long hour.

14)   Make churma of left over chapatis’ or grind it into mixer so as to make coarse powder of it. Take 2 teaspoon ghee in a utensil on low flame melt it & add grated dry coconut, poppy seeds shallow fry it, add churma & mix it properly, at last sugar as per your need remove utensil & make laddu you can add dry fruits too to make  more tastier. 

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By- Sujata Bansod

Benefit of BB and CC creams

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Today I am going to share the benefit of using BB and CC creams .

Blemish balms or BB cream are very popular these days .
We can get BB creams from various brands in market .
They are basically Foundation + Moisturizer + sunscreen all packed in a single product.

Benefits of BB cream :

1.Gives light coverage and evens the skin tone .
2.Acts  as a sunscreen so one does not needs to put another sunscreen cream .
3.It moisturizes the skin .
4.Regular usage improves the skin tone .
5.Gives no make up or minimal make up look .

One can find BB creams from various famous brands in market like Ponds BB cream , Maybelline BB cream , Body shop BB, Garnie BB  cream etc .
One needs to test and find which one suits their skin best and then continue using that .
I have used Ponds BB cream ,Garnie BB Cream ,  Maybelline BB cream .

 
My skin is oily and I found Ponds BB cream most suitable for my skin type .
It is light weight and blends well .It has SPF 30 which is very good and regular usage improves skin tone .
 
 
Maybelline BB cream is ok , its SPF value is 21 .
My experience with Garnie BB cream was not too good .
Honestly I did not like it .
 
 
CC creams are Colour Correcting Creams .
They are meant to cover uneven skin tone and dark spots .

I have used Lakme CC cream its good .
It has SPF 20 and gives medium coverage .
I have used this product for several months , its good , the only thing I disliked is one need to massage it quite for a long time to get it blend completely in skin .
It gives a soft matte finish and is good for everyday wear .
Its best suited for normal to combination skin , for dry skin one needs to add moisturizer to it or apply moisturizer first then this CC cream .

Difference between BB and CC creams 

1.CC creams have lighter texture then BB creams .
2.CC creams gives a semi matte look where as BB cream gives between matte and dewy look .
3.CC creams are more hydrating then BB creams .
4.BB creams are for younger skin where as CC creams are for older skin .

 
 
 
Advantages of using BB and CC Creams 

1.One can use a single product either a BB or CC cream which will do work for 3 products like Moisturizer , foundation and sunscreen , thus saving money and time .
2.Regular usage of a good BB or CC cream helps to improve skin tone .
3.Most of these  creams are suitable for daily use and their pack is Travel Friendly so one can easily carry it in their bag or purse .
4.Most of these creams contain Vitamin E , C ,A which has anti ageing properties .
5.Most of these creams are in affordable range . They are not very expensive , so any one can buy and use .

 
Hope you all enjoyed reading this post and found it useful .
Thanks
Ghazala Naseem 

How to Care for Your Nails at Home

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Ladies love their nails. They make our hands look elegant and feminine and we would like them to be strong and pretty. However, a lot of girls out there have problems with their nails. Get rid of those problems today!

Beautiful-Nails1. Keep your nails clean and dry: This helps in averting building up of fungi, bacteria and other germs under your fingernails.
2.. Rubber Gloves Are Your Friends:Do not EVER do the dishes or clean your home without wearing rubber gloves. The chemicals you use for cleaning are very strong and can really damage your hands and your nails. Not only that they will make your nails weaker, they could also give you nasty burns. Always wear rubber gloves when cleaning.

3. Nail Creams:Your regular hand cream is sometimes not enough. In order to take good care of your nails, you need to get special nail creams. They are usually not expensive, and there’s a bunch of them on the market. Try a couple until you find the one that suits you best.
4. Trim and file your nails regularly: Trim and file your nails when they are soft, after bathing. Use for this purpose a sharp manicure clipper or scissor. First trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in mild curves.
5.Massage your nails. Use a cotton ball dipped in fresh lemon juice and rinse them all right out after short while. By following this kind of procedure, an individual’s fingernails or toenails will end up being firm as well as radiant.
6. Filing and Polishing:First and foremost, invest in a good nail file. Every time you clip your nails, file them. Do this by moving the file in one direction only. When you move it left and right you’re actually creating tiny cracks that weaken your nails. Polish your nails not more often than once a month. If you do it too often, you can make your nails thinner and weaker.
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Follow the above outlined Natural Nails Care tips to have healthy, smooth and glossy nails.
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Night Skin Care Regime

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During the day time we do lots of things for our skin to make it look flawless and radiant .
We maintain  morning skin care regime , we apply face masks , scrubs , sheet masks etc .
We apply so much of moisturizers , creams , make up products to look good .
But many of  us do not maintain proper night care regime which is as important as morning skin care regime .
During night not only our mind and body takes rest but also our skin takes some rest .
A proper Skin care regime at night can do wonder to our skin .
 
 
Steps to Maintain Night Skin Care Regime :

1.Remove all makeup with a good make up remover  before going to bed .
One can use olive oil or coconut oil as a makeup remover to remove all traces of makeup including the eye makeup.
So if you do not have expensive make up removers simply use a coconut oil in a cotton pad and remove all makeup .
2.Wash your face with a good face wash  depending on  your skin type .
3.Apply a good Night cream .
I use Garnie Night cream as it suits my skin , it suitable for oily skin .
One can test and find which suits  their skin and use that .
A good night cream helps to repair and rejuvenate the skin while we sleep , so our skin feels and looks fresh in the morning .
4.Use a clean pillow cover or else a dirty one can cause acnes or pimples problem .
5.Use an eye cream for problems like dark circles ,puffiness.

 

 According to research new skin cells grow faster when we sleep .
At night the goal is to repair from damage from pollution , sun , stress , applying too of make up etc.
So an evening or night facial routine is must which helps to rejuvenate our skin .

Some overnight masks are there which when used does wonder to our skin .
One can use ready to use night masks or can prepare one at home .

 
Benefits of using overnight masks :

1.Gives your skin deep hydration .
2.Moisturizes the skin .
3.Exfoliates and brightens the skin .
4.Undo and repair daily skin damage .

Some DIY Night masks :

1.One teaspoon tomato juice with one teaspoon honey makes an excellent night masks .
Tomato juice helps to tightens the skin .
This mask is for all skin type.

2 Two teaspoon of oats with two teaspoon of honey makes a good mask, which can be applied on face and left overnight , needs to be washed properly in he morning .
 This is for all skin type.

The most important of all theses is To Be Happy and Relaxed and a Have a Good Night sleep .
 As if one is relaxed and has a good sleep then one feels fresh in the morning and its effect reflects on ones face .

Review of Spawake face wash and Serum

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Today I am going to review two new products from brand Spawake .
 
       
 
About the brand :

Spawake is a Japanese Brand.
The brand offers a range of skin care products developed from sea sourced natural ingredients and weeds .
So the name Spawake denotes beauty treatment enriched with goodness of sea .
Its a kind of Sea Spa at home .

Their range of products includes face wash , serums , BB creams , Sunscreen , moisturisers , toners etc.

Recently I got some samples from the brand , I have tried those products and I want to share its review here .

 
 
The products I got are Spawake moisturising  face wash and Spawake Triple care serum .

Spawake moisturising face wash 

This face wash is in form of gel .
Its a  highly foaming cleanser enriched with sea minerals, washes away sweat, dirt, dust and oil while retaining essential moisture.  
It is suitable for all skin type .
Forms good lather and completely cleanses the skin .

Price 129 for 100 gms

 
Spawake Whitening Triple Care Serum

 This serum is suitable for all skin type , its a transparent gel kind of thing with a nice fragrance and the best part is it does not makes the skin feel or look  oily .
Its alcohol free and gentle on skin .
Contains Vitamin C and B3 .
Price Rs 399 for 45 ml .

 
 
I have used both the products , both are good .
Suitable for all skin type .
 
But since I have not used these products for a long period of time I cannot say its long term effect on skin , initial effect seems good .

 One can browse their site and check other products 

http://www.spawake.in/index.php?page=index

One can buy Spawake products from their online store or from Myntra.com .

 
Hope you all liked this post and found it informative .
 
Ghazala Naseem 

Summer Fashion

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Summer is here and we all want to beat the heat  in a style with comfortable apparels and good accessories .
So today my post is dedicated to Summer Fashion .

Before choosing any apparel or accessories for summer we have to keep in mind few things :

1. For apparels the material should be comfortable , cotton is most preferred as its light on skin .
2.One should wear light colour dress as dark ones does not looks too good in summer , one should avoid wearing black colour as its absorbs heat .White Lime Yellow and baby pink are most preferred colour for summers . 
3.Accessories should also  be light weight not too heavy , like light weight jewelleries .
4.One can use colourful stoles and scarves to protect themselves from heat and it looks good too.
5.One can use big hat to avoid sunrays directly coming on their face and causing tan .
6.Even while choosing footwear one has to be carful , choose the ones which are open sandal kind of thing or colourful and trendy flip flops or flats .

 
Regarding summer makeup :

 1. One should use products which are water proof or else because of heavy sweating it would be difficult to keep make up for long , one can use water proof mascara eyeliners and other products .

2.A SPF cream is a must for summers as it protects the skin form harmful sunrays and prevents tanning of skin . It should be applied 15-20 minutes before stepping out in skin and if one is staying outdoors then should be reapplied after four hours .

3.One should use light makeup with pink or peach colour shades for  summer .
Instead of dark colour lipstick shade one can go for pink lip gloss which looks very good .

4. Instead of using foundation one can also use BB or CC creams which works like foundation and is not too heavy for skin.

 
 
The Sunscreen I use for my skin is VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen , its a good product in affordable range and very effective to prevent tanning of skin , also it gives a matte look .
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Summer time is to have fun , so one should wear comfortable and colourful dresses .
One should wear breathable fabrics with good fitting .
Light coloured floral prints are perfect for spring summer collection 
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One can wear cotton t shirts matched with long skirts or leggings for summer . 
One can also wear Maxi dresses which looks gorgeous and stylish for summers .
My favourite is Cotton Salwar Suits which are comfortable to wear and looks graceful.

Patanjali Multani Mitti Face Pack Review

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Hello Everyone,

I love using natural products on my skin because they don’t cause any side effects. Multani Mitti is one of my favorite skin care ingredient because it helps in making the skin glow. It helps in removing the dead cells from the skin. It also helps in reducing the sun tan and prevents acne from popping in. Therefore I love it.

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Product Description:

 Patanjali multani mitti face pack claims to be a unique blend of minerals and clays for youthful glowing skin.

It helps in removing the deep impurities and provide cool and soothing skin. It has healing and nourishing properties which keeps the skin repaired.

Directions of Usage:

To use this, moisten your face and neck. Squeeze out the face pack and apply a layer of this paste on your face and neck evenly using your fingers or any brush. Let it dry for around 10-15 minutes then rinse off with cold water.

For better results follow up with some good moisturizing cream.

Shelf Life:

18 months from the date of manufacturing.

 

Price and quantity:

Price is Rs.60/- for net weight 60gms.

 

Packaging:        

This face pack comes in tube packaging. It comes in white colored tube with all details printed on the back. It has a flip cap which is quite sturdy which helps in prevention of leakage.

It has a simple, hygenic and travel friendly packaging.

Texture:

It comes in creamish color and has quite thick consistency.

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Pros of Patanjali Multani Mitti face pack:

 

  • ·  Goodness of clay and minerals gives natural shine and glow on face.
  • ·  Quite very cheap and affordable.
  • ·  Helps in removal of tanning.
  • ·  Suitable for all skin types.
  • ·  Helps in skin brightening and rejuvenating.
  • ·  Simple and travel friendly packaging.

 

Cons of PatanjaliMultaniMitti face pack:

 

  • ·   As per now, I haven’t found any cons in this product.

 

My Experience:

As I said above, I love using natural products on my skin. I had heard about patanjali but didn’t tried. When I saw this other day in big bazaar I thought of trying it out.

I must say that I am super impressed with its result that too at first trial only. I had a natural glow on my face and my face looked quite soft and healthy.

It provided nice radiance which stayed on for long. It is natural and have not given me any breakouts yet. I am really happy with this and love pampering myself with this face pack.

Ratings:

 

4.5 Out of 5. 

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While you were sleeping…

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a relaxing, naturally occurring state of mind which happens to us every day. Each time we read a captivating novel, float off in a daydream or see an engrossing movie we are in a natural state of hypnosis.  Your unconscious is the best learning machine that has ever existed!

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Hypnosis is a relaxed state of mind in which the subconscious communicates with the conscious. Self-hypnosis occurs when you enter this relaxed state of mind yourself, without the help of a hypnotist. 

 

Hypnotherapy occurs when a trained therapist induces a relaxed state of mind to treat addictions, reduce anxiety, or treat chronic diseases. For instance, hypnotherapy has been found to effectively treat irritable bowel syndrome. The hypnotherapist helps the client enter a physically, emotionally, and mentally relaxed state with soft music, slow counting, or dim lighting. The client uses his imagination while the hypnotherapist helps him tap into his subconscious mind. Hypnosis reduces anxiety by its very calming, soothing nature. Hypnotherapy is similar to how guided imagery works. The mind, as we all know, is very powerful. Apart from aiding our daily activities, it also facilitates a self-healing technique – hypnotherapy.

 

The one significant advantage that hypnotherapy has over other therapies is its almost startling speed of cure. While the speed of cure through hypnosis cannot be denied, the duration of treatment depends on the readiness of the patient. Most people assume that during hypnosis, they will be under the control of the therapist and that a sudden confrontation with blissfully forgotten emotions of guilt and pain will adversely affect their current lives.

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But, when a person is in the state of hypnosis, he is completely awake and alert. He knows exactly what is happening at all times. If the patient does not want to reveal something, he simply won’t. A typical session of hypnotherapy could cost anywhere between Rs 500 and Rs 1000 and lasts for about an hour. The treatment generally begins with counseling sessions, wherein the course of treatment and the results sought are mutually worked out between the patient and the therapist. 

 

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Seema Hasan