What’s in my Travel make up bag?

Hi loves, hope you are all doing well ! for the next 40 days, I am going to be in India, my hometown for holidays. I am so happy for this travel, as I am going to get united with both my families again. yay !

I love travel and packing. Just the thought of deciding which eyeliner, lipstick or powder  to take or leave behind is enough to give me anxiety. So I usually pack a week before  to tackle.

I am not going to carry much eyeshadow palette or blush palette with me, I am going to be taking less of palettes, which will be coming up in the next post.

travel essentials

But for the use of my full face makeup on normal days as well as on special ocassions, these entire makeup is highly sufficient for me. By the way, the cute little makeup case is for the picture purpose only. I always carry them in a clear case bag.

PRODUCTS THAT I CHOOSE : 

  • Makeup Brushes : I chose a contour brush , round buffer brush , a powder brush and a bronzer brush, and a mini angled brush. 
  • Primer : Gosh skin adapt or for the entire face for a long lasting makeup, and Maybelline Baby skin, to hide those pores and a setting spray from Misslyn. 
  • Foundation : Chanel perfection Lumiere for a light coverage  & healthy glow , while the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD stick for a high coverage, on special occasions.
  • Powder : Misslyn’s Fix me matte setting powder  to set the make up , Gosh banana powder to brighten the under eyes upon concealer and Chanel powder to have a healthy glow.
  • Concealer : Sephora creamy concealer – the best one for conceal , and highlight. 
  • Eye Products : The best ever Karaja Lash list mascara, Karaja king kohl eyeliner black , Max Factor eyeliner in green to give a pop of color to the eye look, Sephora Telescopic mascara, and karaja 3D smoky gel liner – for a multipurpose use, for an smokey eye look, or a liner .
  • Brows : Keeping it completely simple , the most trusted product ever , Anastasia Beverly hills dip brow pomade in medium brown, water proof, what else do i need ?
  • Contour & Highlight  : Smash box contour powder in Sun Tan matte & Gosh lumi drops in peach, perfect duo !
  • Lips : Trust me, this was the most difficult one to choose, but i made it . MAC Ruby woo for a bold red , Sephora cream lip stain , shade 4 for a purple kind of color , Arcancil Rose Grenade for a pink mauve , ( can be used as a Blush ),  NYX Butter Gloss in  Praline for a nude , and YSL Rouge voluptuous shine in 02 berry, EOS Lip balm.
  • Nails : Misslyn diamond lacquers , CND vinylux .
  • Perfumes : Victoria secret Bombshell Roller Ball , Zara Red Vanilla perfume.
  • Moisturizer : Nuxe Prodigieuse Day & Night cream. 

And a Loccitane  Hand cream to keep my hands well moisturized . 

I wanted to keep as simple as it could be, however sometimes I end up in not using these as well because of time factors & other appointments. My other travel essentials will be posted very soon ! 

until next post,

xoxo

priya 

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Never have a bad hair day, with Activilong !

Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, and having fun.

We all know how the hot summer sun is harmful to our skin, and we take due precautions for it. But have you ever given a thought about the effects that sun has on hair??? The sun can wreak equal havoc with our hair as with our skin.

Effects of the summer sun on the hair:

  • You may have healthy, bouncy hair all year around, but come summer and your hair turns limp and lifeless. There are no signs of that bounce anymore, is there? This happens because the high humidity content in the atmosphere settles on your hair and weighs it down, the result  is limp hair.
  • Sweat and dust contributed by summers increase hair problems like dandruff, split ends, frizziness and increased hair fall.
  • The hot summer sun doesn’t show any mercy and dries out everything in its way, hair included.
  • However tempting it may be, washing your hair every day is NOT an option. Similarly, not washing hair which is sweaty for a long time is a sure shot way to increased hair fall.
  • Hair tends to get burnt in the hot sun and can turn brownish. Colored hair too tends to fade if you stay outdoors too long.
  • Do find your hair to be constantly feeling greasy??? This is because of excessive sweat and maybe even due to the sunscreen near your hairline.

How to protect hair in summer ?

Our hair gets harmed in many different ways during summers – overexposure to sun’s harmful rays, sweat, and humidity and of course, spending too much time in a swimming pool. While all of these are reasons enough to lead to a bad hair day and cause long-term damage, a little  care is all your hair needs to stay beautiful!

While you reach out for all products that work wonders on your hair, remember to check out a few things first , Scalp type –oily, dry, dandruff, itchy, combination or any other medical condition . Hair type – straight, curly, wavy, colored, treated, permed, straightened or any other.

According to me, one of the main thing to use is a SERUM, and the serum that I’m completely in love with is from a French brand “Activilong “.

  • It is the Actigloss Nourish Serum Polisher is a light sublimator. Its light texture leaves silky and shiny hair. The ends are nourished, protected and sheathed. 
  • It contains Jojoba and Macadamia. These are the two best oils that are totally suitable for hair and skin.
  • The oils literally give life to your hair, making it soft, shiny, voluminous, and bouncy and a healthy look.
  • This is a very light, thin oil kind of serum. Easy to apply and my hair feels so great.
  • My hair is very dry, frizzy, and I have always had a bad hair day, or most of the times.
  • When I started using this, I felt so much difference in my hair. The split ends were completely taken care.
  • Hair never felt greasy. It smells so good. Easy to apply, you can also easily slip it in your bag as well. 
  • I have used this for almost a month now, and totally loving it. A little bit goes a long way.

How to apply? 

  • Daily spread a dab over ends and lengths. Do not rinse. Style.
  • On daily basis, it protects the hair fiber against external aggression like wind or sun for example, and it sheathes the ends. 
  • After the brushing, it controls frizzes, moisturizes and makes the hair shine.

 

I am completely in love with this product, and it has become my daily essentials as well. I am no more worried of dry hot summers. How about you ?

 

xoxo

priya

 

Set , Sculpt & Strobe with Misslyn !

Hey there ! Hope you are all doing good ! Today let’s begin with some interesting stuffs. We all love the sculpted look with no double chin, no big fat nose, and so on… We do know all this can be done with contouring or sculpting, without workouts !

Today, lets begin our beauty class with some of the amazing misslyn products, which I have personally tried & tested and hence I bring the same for you all. 

We are going to need three products only , with the brush of your choice. Let’s begin.

  1. MISSLYN MAKE IT LAST FOREVER, Matte fixing Powder :

This is a transparent powder ideal for fixing and mattifying the makeup.  Though, it looks white in color, it sets the makeup very well, and doesn’t leave a white cast on your face, even in flash photography. If you feel that your face is oily, just swirl your brush in, and set it on your face. 

Note : It is always better to dab the oil on your T-zone using a blotting sheet or a sponge or a tissue and then set it with powder. That’s it! It stays matte and fixed for good  5- 6 hours, which is a pretty decent time. 

fixing powder

Now that your face is fully set, and now lets move on to the next step. 

2. MISSLYN BRONZING & CONTOURING POWDER :

The bronzing & contouring powder looks like the BEACH Edition. What ??? Yes, to have a natural tan , this powder gives the perfect sunny summer vibes, resulting it to be very natural.

The best part is they look great on both cool  & warm  undertones. You can use it like a bronzer, on a casual day. Or the perfect contouring technique, 

  • Right below your hairline at the top of your forehead.
  • On the right and left sides of your forehead, near your hairline on either side.
  • Along the right and left sides of your nose.
  • In the hollows of your cheeks (to find them, suck your cheeks in).
  • Along your jawline on both sides, from your ears to the tip of your chin.

bronzer

So, our face looks sculpted, and the last step is to highlight ! And this is an exciting step for all of us, because, we want the glow baby !!!

3. MISSLYN GLOW FOR IT! STROBING POWDER :

An illuminating strobing powder , accentuating and enhancing , the fine light reflecting pearls, refresh a dull looking complexion for a naturally looking radiance. 

This highlighter or a strobing powder, is the perfect one that compliments all skin tones . Remember to use the highlighter in the spots that catch the light, on your cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, and above your cupid’s bow. This will enhance your natural features. Don’t spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess. If you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already.

Tip : After you’ve applied the highlighter, blend it out with your fingers, a fan brush, or a damp makeup sponge. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.

strobe

Alright, time to see some swatches !

set swatch

Hope you have enjoyed my beauty class today ! And here’s a lovely gift for you . 

Logon to http://www.bloggerssouk.com , under my souk,  choose the products of your choice and add them to the cart . Before check out, use code : PP5007, for a 30% discount, worldwide  on all the products from my souk. 

I can’t to wait to see, how excited you are ! Let me know your thoughts !

End of beauty class ,!

xoxo

priya