A perfect winter care with Palmer’s.

Hi ! my lovely people, hope you are all doing good. Now that the winters have officially begun, and yes, its time for winter care, an extra care that our skin needs during this time.

What do you do during winters ? A moisturizing cream or a oil or a gel ? Mine got sorted with Palmer’s . Do you want to know how , keep reading !

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These are my current winter favorites , featured here.

  • Palmer’s Cocoa butter formula Moisturizing Body oil.
  • Palmer’s Cocoa butter formula with vitamin E .

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing body oil :

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Key Ingredients : Vitamin E , Soybean , Sesame and safflower.

The product claims as a light oil specially formulated with pure cocoa butter and vitamin E to help soften , soothe rough and dry skin. This is a rich formula that gets absorbed into the skin easily.

Palmer’s cocoa Butter formula cream :

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Key Ingredients : Vitamin E.

The product claims as a rich and luxurious cocoa butter formula with original solid that provides deep hydration all over. This unique formula melts into the skin, creating a protective barrier that locks the moisture.

My take on the product : I have absolutely fallen in love with the oil more than the solid honestly. I have a extra dry skin on my feet which has been completely taken care of. Especially, during the winters they are even more drier, and the skin totally loses the hydration. But not any more, with this super quick absorbing oil.

Formulated with Vitamin E, one of the vital ingredient to have a soft smooth skin does exactly what is supposed to do. Sometimes, I would like to add 1-2 drops of this oil to the warm water and have my shower, or mostly I apply it to my damp skin, so that moisture is locked to my skin and they remain soft all day long.

The cocoa butter solid does contain vitamin E, and i love to keep this in my handbags, which means I can keep them even on the go. Did you hear it ? I said yes, even on the go.

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A simple plastic container that is completely filled with the cocoa butter solid is perfect for face, skin, lips and all also for the stretch marks. I have used the tummy butter during my pregnancy which gave me the best results, and I am sure with constant use this would definitely help with the marks .

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Both the cocoa butter range smells so yummy! Being a chocolate lover, I could hardly resist from eating them ( no joke :p ). Formulated without parabens and pththalates. 100% it relieves the rough and dry skin. Can be used both day and night , or as over might treatment.

The cocoa butter moisturizing body oil comes in a seal able, plastic bottle weighing 250 ml, and the cocoa butter solid comes in a 100 ml tub, both are quite sufficient in quantity for a few months use as a little bit goes a long way.

Will I Repurchase  ? Yes, definitely.

The price range is affordable, really inexpensive and are available at Boots Middle East, and few hypermarkets like Lulu , Al Manama , Megamart and other leading pharmacies. 

What’s your winter care ? do share with me !

Xoxo

Priya

( These products were sent to me by Palmer’s for reviewing and testing purpose. However all my opinion about these products are genuine based on personal use.

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GOSH DONODERM CLEANSING MOUSSE – REVIEW

Hello loves, hope you are all doing good ! Today I’m coming up with an interesting skincare post. We all know, how much we love our cleanser, cos we only need a clean face without anything. keep reading more, to find out why I absolutely love GOSH DONODERM CLEANSING MOUSSE. 

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At the end of a long day, nothing feels quite as good as cleansing your face. Removing every trace of dirt, sweat and makeup allows the skin to breathe, repair and renew itself. 

With so many cleansing options available,  knowing the difference between each type allows you to filter your options and makes the hunt for the perfect cleanser a whole lot easier. If you have a normal skin type, feel free to try any type of cleanser as long as your skin tolerates it.

There are 5 different types of cleansers:

  1. Gel cleansers – Gel cleansers are clear and, as the name suggests, have a gel-like consistency. Generally designed for deep cleansing, they are effective at de congesting clogged pores, removing excess oil and killing acne-causing bacteria, thanks to their antiseptic and exfoliating properties. Best suited for Oily & combination skin. 
  2. Foam cleansers – Foam cleansers are lightweight cleansers that start out as cream or gel and burst into a rich, foamy lather. This type of cleanser removes excess oil as effectively as gel cleansers. Best suited for oily and combination skin.
  3. Cream cleansers – Cream cleansers are usually thick, creamy and contain moisturizing ingredients like botanical oils. They gently cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Cream cleansers can also come in the form of milk or lotion. Best suited for dry skin.
  4. Oily cleansers – Washing your skin with oil may sound like a recipe for breakouts, especially if you have oily skin, but most experts disagree. An oil cleanser is a gentle way of removing pore-clogging , including waterproof makeup , without drying your skin. Best suited for all skin types.
  5. Clay cleansers – Known for their absorbing power, clay cleansers purify your skin by drawing out excess oil and toxins from your pores. Best suited for oily and combination skin. 

Me, being a Oily and combination skin, I absolutely prefer foam cleansers. So, here’s my complete review of GOSH DONODERM CLEANSING MOUSSE after putting it to use for 2 weeks. 

PACKAGING & TEXTURE : 

The ultra gentle cleansing mousse comes with a smart pump applicator to produce  a soft cloud of foam that gently cleanses skin and leaves it hydrated. 

The texture is ultra light, just a bunch  of bubbles  with NO FRAGRANCE. 

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Why I prefer using this  ? 

  • This is an ultra light foaming cleanser , that is ideal for oily and combination skin.
  • Both men and women can use this mousse.
  • They are also suited well for acne skin , as this regulates sebum production .
  • Effectively removes make up, even waterproof makeup.
  • Leaves the skin perfectly clean with a Matt finish. 
  • Upon continuous usage of this cleanser, reduces the oil and shine on the face.
  • I couldn’t see much results on my pores, however I feel upon consistent use definitely there might be reduction in the size of pores as well.
  • Perfectly suitable for men , as men tend to have extreme skin tones – too dry or too oily.
  • These can be used by people having normal skin tone as well.
  • People with dry skin , will not see much visible effects. It may or may not work.

Trust, the above listed statements is enough to prove for my perfect choice of cleanser. 

Gosh has come up with a complete skin care range for both men and women that includes many amazing products, Micellar cleansing Water , Micellar cleaning wipes , Prime ‘N Refresh eye cream , 24 h Moisture gel , 24 h Moisture cream , Collagen booster serum , vitamin complex serum , T-zone refining serum, Prime ‘N Set spray , Hand & Nail cream, Micellar cleansing water and cleansing mousse. 

Follow @Gosharabia to keep yourself updated with the latest products.

what do you think of the foam cleanser ? whats your type of cleanser ? Let me know…

xoxo

priya

My key to a Perfect Hair care with Palmer’s.

Hello everyone, hope you’re all having a fabulous day. Today, I am coming at you with two wonderful products, that work so good on your hair. If you have a healthy hair, its going to nourish your hair well and make them strong. If you have a color treated hair, its still going to work great on your chemically treated hair, as it has got some amazing components. Last, if you have a dry and frizzy hair like me, then its just a savior. 

Being a Brand Ambassador, Palmer’s sent me their new Olive oil formula collection. Kudos to Palmer’s for those two amazing products.

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As you see in this picture, these are the two products that gave my hair a new life !

If you notice, Palmer’s came up with this range of products ,

  • With 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil ( JBCO) – Replenish moisture and nutrients. 
  • 100% Pure Olive Oil – Smoothes the frizzy hair
  • Vitamin E – Cleanses thoroughly
  • Moisture rich formula.
  • No sulfates.
  • No Parabens.
  • No Phthalates.
  • No Mineral Oil.
  • No gluten.

Sounds interesting right ? Lets have a look at each of these products individually.

PALMER’S OLIVE OIL SHAMPOO :

 For Unruly, Frizz- prone hair with Jamaican Black Castor oil, Vitamin E and Extra virgin olive oil smoothes out frizzy hair, replenishes moisture and nutrients, Removes the product build up. Makes the hair more softer with a smoother texture.

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The packaging is very simple and looks very nature inspired one with the Olive oil representation on the label. Since its plastic, always easy peasy to carry and also can easily be changed into smaller containers for the travel as well.

The shampoo is very runny in texture. . I found the scent pleasant although I don’t think it smells like olive or Jamaican black castor oil.  It also had enough slip for finger detangling and it was easy to pull out shed hair and de-tangle while shampooing. I was super impressed on how soft it left my hair after the first rinse. On the second rinse, my hair was clumping which is an indication for me that it is getting moisture! My hair felt smooth, I could see  my scalp was clean. My dry and tangled hair before shampooing were back to its moisturized detangled state! By the end of shampooing that day,  my hair felt so soft and clean without feeling stripped of its natural oils.

The shampoo didn’t fail the next time I used it. Same for detangling and it delivered the same moisture and softness to my hair.

 This  is a very good shampoo with pure oils that suit natural or color treated hair. I would say be careful with it as it’s very runny so it’s easy to waste it by pouring too much. Since,  400 ml of product is there which will last you a long time. The shampoo delivers on its promises and so far it’s one of my favorite products in the Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula collection!

Along with this shampoo, there comes the Leave -in conditioner.

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Palmer’s Olive Oil Strengthening Leave In Conditioner is a leave-in conditioner that nourishes and repairs dry, frizzy hair. The lightweight spray helps control frizz, adds shine, reduces split ends, detangles and acts as a heat protectant from styling damage. The formula is enriched with Jamaican Black castor Oil,  extra virgin olive oil and vitamin E. It can be used on wet or dry hair to detangle and moisturize, leaving it more manageable. 

And I must say, its the best detangler and conditioner ever. A little goes a long way, in a better word I can say Its pure Magic  with a few sprays. The comb glides on my hair so easily after it is sprayed on my hair. My hair feels more smoother, softer and shinier.
I am extremely pleased with this product and I would definitely recommend for all types of hair. 

The shampoo and the leave-in conditioner retails for AED 32, at selected BOOTS PHARMACY. 

Before I say goodbye to you all, I just hear one question from my lovely readers.

Does this olive oil & Jamaican black castor oil infused product leave your hair oily ? Or does it get oily fast ?

This oil infused one, enriches the hair well and thus making the hair very soft. It doesn’t leave your hair oily at all, and you can trust me on this ! It gets all the oil out for fresh soft hair. 

Let me know what do you think, after using this product !

Follow me on my Instagram : @py_fashionista to know more.

 

xoxo

priya

Flavours of Food @ Rasoi Ghar , Dubai.

Hello everyone ! Wishing you a very happy weekend. Its time for another food review & this time its our royal feast at Rasoi Ghar, an authentic Vegetarian Restaurant, inspired from Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. 

As you might know, that we are  Vegetarians so we are super excited to talk about the complete vegetarian treat that we had yesterday. yalla…

The moment we went inside the restaurant, we had a warm welcome by Ms. Puja. Though it was on a weekend  on a busy evening, she was immediately able to find us a place and make us first get settled. 

DINING EXPERIENCE : The place had a traditional set up, where you can remove your slippers and sit with your legs folded, on a relaxed cushion and enjoy your meal. It really made me feel like Ghar ka Kaana , and I totally relished the dining experience.

The ambience of the restaurant was so good, and I loved the Indian set up so much. They had some great Indian art works on their wall.

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About The Food : We were first served with a refreshing Nimbu Pudina Sharbat, ( Lemonade  with Mint) , as a welcome drink. And we were hosted by Mr. Satish, who took complete care of us till we finished our yummy meal. And What we loved is  ” Each time when an item is served, we were told what the item was , and it was highly appreciable.”

It’s a 3 course meal : 

  • Appetizers
  • Breads , Dal & Kadhi, Rice
  • Sweets

Doesn’t it sound something mouthwatering ?

The total spread is absolutely massive, and each items was served in a good adequate quantity, without thinking of wasting the food.

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For the Appetizers :

  • Tirangi dhokla
  • Barsa Dola
  • Kachori chat with accompanying sweet chutney & spicy green chutney.

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The Dhokla was cooked very soft and it tasted absolutely delicious. The Barsa Dola had lot of stuffed veggies and it was my personal favorite in appetizers, and kachori chat with dahi was very mild and thank god, it was not too sour nor over sweet. 

Moving on to The Main Course :

The Side dishes include : Paneer kofta , Bindi sambariya , Aloo Patal bhaji  and Chowli Masala. Out of these 4 , the paneer kofta was incredible , super tasty. I loved the Bindi Sambariya, as it did not contain much of masalas and the taste of bindi was overwhelming. Aloo Patal bhaji had 3-4 chunks of Aloo, cooked on a gravy with variety of spices and trust me the spices was accurate! Neither too spicy nor too normal. 

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Marwadi Dal , Gujarati Dal , Marwadhi Kadhi– out of these dals, the marwadhi kadhi was my personal favorite. I am a huge fan of kadhi as it has the sweet & spicy flavors. The marwadhi Dal was bit spicy, and I still loved it. The dal was cooked perfectly without being too thick nor too runny. And I can hardly see any oils oozing from inside. I felt it they were a perfect & healthy option. 

These were complimenting with the delicious mixed  vegetables stuffed paratha , puri and ghee phulka. The tiny puris was my little daughter’s favorite. The phulks was very soft and smeared with desi ghee – it was  va va voom !

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Who doesnt love Masala Papad ? It tasted simply superb !

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And no Indian Meal is complete without rice. Veg dum Pulao , Kichadi and white rice. We preferred kichadi and veg dum pulao.  The pulao was mild spiced with the basic whole spices and not that heavy vegetables. I am basically a lover of pulao, and I enjoyed it.

Talking about the quantity, it was perfect !!!! They were served in a small round platter that would be perfectly fine for a person. The kichadi was normal and it was my least favorite to be called for. 

And every meal has to have a sweet ending, and so it is !

The Sweets :

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The sweets were the best. Being hailing from a traditional Indian Brahmin family, where the sweets are the most important part of the dish, these kept up to the mark. They were fresh , mouthwatering and it certainly gives you the craving to have more and more.

They include a Malai Sandwich , Mixed nut halwa and Jalebi. No words to explain as how good they tasted ! They were the best of best ! The total meal ended up with a glass of chilled chaas which completely awesome. 

If you’re familiar with Gujarati & Rajasthani , you shouldn’t miss this place. If you aren’t then do give a try as they serve you with an authentic taste and they taste exactly the way  it should. 

Reiterating , one of the best royal feast we ever had.

Kudos to the chef, and to Mr. Satish for serving us well . Will be back soon with another tasty adventure.

Till then, stay calm and eat ! 

Follow them on Instagram : @rasoigharuae.

I am definitely looking forward to visit them once again very soon !

xoxo

priya 

REVIEW : PALMER’S SHEA FORMULA MOISTURE REPAIR RAW SHEA SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER.

I often experience dull, dry, frizz and lackluster hair for days. I try to use different shampoo and conditioner along with the hair serums & styling products that gives some shine to my hair. But after trying a shampoo & conditioner, from the Shea range, it was a total game changer for me. Continue to read on how I revitalize my hair from boring to full of life again. 

 

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Palmer’s Shea formula moisture repair raw Shea shampoo & conditioner :

The first thing that I noticed from the packaging is that both the products contain no sulfates , parabens or mineral oil.

Its common that most of the shampoos contain sulfates or otherwise called as Sodium Laurel sulfate , SLS. However sulfates are too effective and it can dry the scalp, and people like me having an existing dry hair issue, using these kind of shampoos worsen them.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH PALMER’S RAW SHEA MOISTURE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER:

The raw Shea butter included in this range is sustain ably resourced in West Africa, and its well known for its rich and super moisturizing properties. And this shampoo helps to enhance the shine and replenish moisture. If your hair is colored, then absolutely you don’t have to worry, these babies got you covered.  I absolutely loved the smell of the duo, and it can be tolerable to the ones who feel its quite overwhelming. 

MAIN INGREDIENTS :

  • RAW SHEA BUTTER – It deeply moisturizes and repairs.
  • ARGAN OIL – It adds lot of shine.
  • GRAPE SEED OIL – Prevents dullness and protects the color on your hair.

UPON SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING :

This shampoo gently cleanses my hair and it leaves my hair look well nourished. The shampoo is free from parabens , dyes and silicone and as it contains the raw Shea , it has helped me to tame my frizz hair. I also have a dry scalp, using this twice- thrice a week, it helps to get rid of that dryness giving them a hydration to the hair, and keep them moisturized. 

I prefer to leave the conditioner for about two minutes on the wet hair. This conditioner helps to remove the product build up, and the raw Shea, argan oil and grape seed oil helps to clean and leave my hair feeling refreshed. This conditioner doesn’t weigh down my hair, but is great for leaving hair feeling soft, smooth and restores moisture loss.

However the  shine is seen from using it twice a week.

STYLING : Styling is quite easy after using this. Once i blow dry, the hair becomes very soft and due to its texture, i feel that my hair looks very clean and blow drying or flat ironing or curling them are so easy! 

And above all, they both come in a large 473 ml bottles which will last you quite a while.

Here are few tips , to get that silky , clean hair while using a Sulfate free shampoo :

  1. Thoroughly wet your hair before applying sulfate free shampoo.
  2. Use less product than you think.
  3. Apply more water, instead of more product, the water will help activate the shampoo and spread it through your hair. 
  4. shampoo twice.
  5. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

WOULD I USE THEM AGAIN ?  Yes, definitely.

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM ? They are still not available in the UAE, soon this amazing product is going to hit all the stores. 

HOW MUCH ARE THEY PRICED AT ? Priced at $26, for the duo. And is currently available in the Amazon US and other US and UK stores. 

Being the brand ambassador, of Palmer’s  this product was sent to me for personal use and for the purpose of reviewing them , however all my opinions are honest , tried & tested !

Until then,

xoxo

priya 

 

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Alright, time to see some swatches !

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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