Wednesday, 27 March 2013

How To Get Rid Of Holi Colors(home remedies)

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Holi without color is meaningless but these colors can put my skin in danger. With the excitement of this holi I am bit worried as well for my skin...coz I know I am going to get colored like a canvas... & that too not with natural colors... So today I am going to share some home remedies that I always tried to remove my holi colors...
I think most of us know that its always better to put some oil or lotion before stepping out of room on holi but this time I am going to put another layer on my body lotion and that is of thick sunscreen like Neutrogena sunscreen .And before taking bath I prefer to wipe color with some cleanser or oil...and then use any of these home remedy.
Coming to home remedies:
Take a bowl full of curd & add 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice & apply it on your whole body where ever there is color, this surely removes color.
Applying fuller earth pack helps to get rid of colors from your skin to a great extent.
And this one which I think most of us know but let me brush up your memory...use a basic uptan of gram flour ,turmeric & milk cream. This also helps to remove color but yeah not completely .for me the curd recipe works great.
What is your plan for holi & how are you to get rid from colors.
Keep smiling & be beautiful this holiJ

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Happy Holi ..

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Any festival is special if celebrated with friends & family...& this year after a gap of two years me & my friend are again celebrating holi in a grand way. So this holi I am super excited...hope you all are sailing in the same ship & going to play with colors...
I am glad through blogging I met such nice people who are encouraging me & my I wish all my readers & followers A very happy holi from be beautiful with punam...
Wish you all a very happy holi...
Hope I cherish this writer reader relation ship forever...

Monday, 25 March 2013

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hr Lipstick 070 Enduring Ruby(product review)

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Hello Friends

It has been a long time I didn't buy a new lipstick... and when it comes to transfer resist long lasting lipstick it’s always lucrative, so when I read about Maybelline Super Stay 14 hours lipstick I bought it asap...

But I am late in reviewing it...well hope I am not too late...

I am sharing my experience with the Shade " 070 Enduring Ruby" ... I am lost in the lovely name itself...

Price: 525 INR 


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Texture: As like many other lipsticks this one is also smooth in texture & easy to apply.
It doesn't bleed & settles down quickly. It doesn’t dry my lips but I felt some stickiness in the corners of lips.This is bit irritating for me.

It smells fruity which I really like but it’s slightly strong so everyone may not like it.

Packaging: Packaging is simple & sturdy but not very classy & attractive.
It is with colored glass base which is good but I dint like the cap.

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Color: In swatches it is looking maroon kind color...with subtle gold shimmer which are not very visible in pictures.But on lips its looking slightly dull.

I dint like the color much coz I like lipsticks that alone can add brightness to my face and this shade doesn't add any brightness to my face.I found it good for office wear but not good enough for some special occasion or parties.

Actually I was totally confused by seeing so many choices available from this range...
I wish to choose a better shade...but still I am not completely dissatisfied with the shade.

Stay: I was really excited about the claim of 14 hours & it’s true to great extent.
Yesterday I applied it at 1 pm & it stayed as it is till 8 pm & after that I could see some fading &
it was there with me till I came back home(around 10 pm)yippee

I loved it for this reason coz it was on my lips even after dinner & coffee...
so it’s with great staying capacity of 8 hours.

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Conclusion: I am glad I could find a lipstick with such an amazing staying capacity at this affordable price &
so many shades to choose...

Have you tried this lipstick? Then do share your experience.

Keep smiling & be beautiful with punam:)

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Red & Green Eye Make Up (Eotd)

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I am not a fanatic about eye make up as I am the only one in my friend circle(of doctors) to use so much make up but I do use it when ever I am hosting some party or when ever I am in a mood. So here I am sharing my one of the experiment with the only eye shadow palette I have i.e. of vov...
I have used two bright shades i.e. red & green for a wedding ceremony of my friend.
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These are just pictures of the eye makeup not any tutorial since I created & just experiment with colors.. I forgot to click pictures in between coz I was not sure that I will get such pretty result.
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Hope you like it ..

I would love to know your comments & experiences with eye make up.
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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Lotus Herbals Nutranite Skin Renewal Night Creme(product review)

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I am a fan of some of lotus products.The one among them is its 3 in 1 matte finish sunscreen
& last time when I bought it I got a lovely little pleasure that is Lotus Nutranite Night Cream.
I actually kept it to give my mom as I thought it must be greasy but
after few months I picked it & tried it as I ended up with my regular night cream.

Ingredients: They are not mention in this free gift sample size tube.But I got it from there website:

Active ingredients : Naturally derived Alpha Hydroxy Fruit Acids derived from grapes,
nourishing Ginseng & Lily nectar.
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Price: 345 INR for 50 gms

My experience:

As I said I picked it when I ended up with my regular night cream but I was also
attracted towards it coz it says it is suitable for all skin type and honestly they are right.
It actually suits all skin type.

The tube I am using is light & travel friendly but I have seen in some shop it comes in a
glass jar tub which is quite heavy , I wish they could give it in a tube like the sample only,
which is more hygienic & travel friendly.

As soon as I opened it I was pleased by its lovely fruity smell which last for a while on my skin.

Its texture is neither too greasy nor too light somewhere in between.

I have oily skin & then too it absorbs in to my skin after a few seconds of massage
I have been using it for around a month as a very little quantity is required for covering
whole face so I think the 50 gm jar will last more than 2 months.

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In this one month It never broke me out & every morning I wake up with soft &
hydrated skin & my t zone is not oily at all.and it gives a subtle glow to my skin.
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Its good for hydrating skin & suitable for all skin type as its not heavy &
doesn't sits on skin but if some one is expecting some brightening or renewal effect from this
creme than its not for that as I couldn't find any change in my skin tone or improvement in any way.

Conclusion: I liked it for nourishing my oily skin  without breaking it out &
its light in texture which keeps my t-zone non oily. Its good for those who are just expecting
some nourishment for skin at an affordable price but its not for renewal of skin as against
mentioned on the package.

Have you tried this night creme from lotus ?Then do share your experience.

I would love to read your comments & suggestions.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Mac Color Crayon Creme Eyeliner Pencil In Green(product review)

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Hello friends

Today I am sharing my experience with Mac Color Crayon Crème eyeliner pencil. I actually bought it a year ago from Delhi’s some cosmetic store coz I loved the shade... teal green lovely color.

As I said I bought it long back I don’t remember its price but perhaps it was between 950-1150 INR

My experience:

It comes with simple a packaging which is of the same color as of the eye liner.

It doesn't break while sharpening but I still dint sharp it before taking picture, sorry I am really being very lazy while taking pictures.

Its texture is smooth but not very creamy which makes it easy to apply.

It’s well pigmented in few swipes.

It glides easily so there is no tugging or pulling of eyelids.

Here are the swatches:
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After few seconds of application it turns in to a water proof & smudge proof eye liner.

It stays for entire day on my oily lids but comes off easily with any oil or make up remover.

I loved the shade it makes my simple looking eyes really attractive.

If I will find it I will surely buy it again but as of now I couldn't find it in Bhopal’s the only store where I get the Mac products.

This is how it makes my eyes look:
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(sorry for the bad picture & i was in hurry so couldn't apply it properly)

Have you tried this lovely eye liner pencil from Mac? Than do share your experience.

I would love to read your comments & suggestions.

Keep smiling & be beautiful with punam?

You May Like To Read My Other Posts:

Beyu Liquid Fine Eye Liner 20(product review)

Faces Germany Eye Pencil In Sky Blue(product review)

Lakme Eye Color Quartet In Purple Oasis

Friday, 15 March 2013

Fab India Tea Tree Toner (product review)

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I have heard a lot about CTM (cleansing toning moisturizer) routine
but I have started following it since last year & I have actually seen my really
bad skin converting in to a good obedient skin :)
& when it comes to toner I have been skipping it on & off but from last 6 months I haven’t &
then only I could see some remarkable changes in my pore size & skin.

Here comes my experience with Fab India Tea Tree Toner that I am using from last three months.

Price: 150 INR for 200 ml (very affordable as it goes a long way)

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My skin loves all such amazing ingredients like salicylic acid that helps in controlling oil &
neem extracts that helps in controlling acne & bacteria, turmeric that helps to reduce acne &
its marks... wow...  And the main ingredient is tea tree & i actually pick anything with
tea tree as its very good for oily skin

My experience:

It’s a watery green liquid that smells strong like some medicated neem & tea tree oil but I like such smells & it vanishes after few seconds.

It comes in a transparent bottle with a flip flop cap that never leaks.

It doesn't tingle to my skin when I follow it with any other moisturizer but when I follow it
with my body shop tea tree night fade lotion it does tingle probably coz it also contains tea tree.

In summers it gives my skin cooling sensation which is really nice.

It does control my oil but not for more than 2 hours, which is slightly disappointing.

I could not see any help in controlling my break out or reducing the exiting acne but yes it
helps in controlling the occurrence of whiteheads on my skin.

Well the main work of toner is to reduce pore size & I don’t think so I have very large pores but
I admit I have seen a change in my pore size with a continuous use of this toner for around 3 months.

Conclusion: I loved the ingredients & the way it controls my white heads by improving my pore size
but I am still looking for some better option,as it neither controls oil for long nor does it reduce blemishes.. so I don’t think so I am completely satisfied with it.

Keep smiling & be beautiful with punam:)

Have you tried this toner ?

I would love to know your comments & experiences.

You May Like My Other Posts On Skin Care :

Magnesium Sulfate For Acne(home remedy)

Nutmeg A Versatile Fruit For Skin(home remedy)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

How To Prevent Milia (My Experience)

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Our eyes are the most delicate darlings And they need a special care. Aren't they...?
I always used to think I am taking care of my eyes just by applying under eye gel in morning & almond oil in night. But recently I have seen few white tiny cyst kind under my eyes and they are just not looking nice. As I do get white heads frequently , I thought its white heads only but there was no end to it .. Then I had a talk with my hubby’s friend who is a dermatologist, he says its milia.

So this is what I came to know about it:

Milia are a white tiny cyst or seed that often grows under eyes or temples due to oil producing glands in our skin. It’s commonly seen in infants, but adults too can have it.

Though they are harmless but they don’t look nice. I have three under my eye and one on the corner my lips.

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I hope you could see the one under my eyes  above the text in the image.

Cause of milia:

Most common reason for milia is heavy creams and skin care products, which are not for our skin type or not of good quality. Heavy products don’t slough off dead epidermal skin cells. I find that many moisturizers with sunscreens or heavy sunscreens are culprits to this problem. The eyelids are very thin and more likely to experience problems with milia due to cosmetics.

I have been using almond oil from a long time in night and I think my Neutrogena sunscreen also takes lot of time to get absorb into skin and it is thick and heavy.

A more exposure to sun can also be a reason for milia coz sun makes skin thicker and makes exfoliation harder.

In my case I have realized that using oil under eye was not a good idea & for my skin I have not been exfoliating from last few days coz I get to know that one should not exfoliate skin while having acne but I should have skipped the affected are instead of skipping exfoliation.

Sometimes dead cells is not able to shred itself off naturally and coz of that it get accumulated which results in the formation of milia. So I think creams that have aha and steaming once or twice in a week could work well.

My dermatologist said he can remove them either by laser or by some needle but I don’t want to indulge in all that coz I have seen one of milia near lips gone away when I tried to pick it with tweezers but  I’ll not suggest this to do unless one is very sure and I have my surgeon hubby to help me with this.I think once they will get soft they may fall off themselves , by the time I need to take care of my skin some more.

So I think milia can be avoided by taking few precautions like exfoliating your skin twice in a week and prefer light skin care products those absorb in to skin easily and stay away from oils around eyes & avoid sun.

Do share your queries and experience regarding Milia.

Keep smiling & be beautiful with punam:)

You May Like To Read My Other Experiences :

High Frequency Facials For Acne (My Experience)

How To Fit In Your Old Skinny Jeans(Weight Loss)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Anarkali Suit With Scintillating Earring(Indian Fashion)

Indeed we are more in western clothes while working and partying...but we are still Indian by heart and I cant attend an Indian occasion wearing my pants... as we have beautiful Indian clothing...So here I am trying to keep the culture intact and make a strong fashion statement
Hope you all will like it:

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I have already told you I am very bad at pardon me
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Thanks to my mom who got such pretty earrings for me...
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I think white add an elegance in everybody's personality & a color that looks pretty on every body.

Anarkali Dress:Banaras Sarees(Indore)

Earring: Kanha Jewelers(Indore)

Ballerinas: Thrifted

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

L'oreal Color Riche Lipstick 96"Sheer Strawberry"(product review)

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If you have read my earlier posts you would have known that i am into pink ..i love pink..&prefer it for
everything..I do try other colors but cant leave my first love ..

Here comes my experience with L'oreal Color Riche Lipstick 96"Sheer Strawberry"

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I really like L'oreal 's make up products, they are always of good quality & worth .

Price : 785 Inr for 4.7g

My experience:
It comes with a classy golden packaging,bottom showing the color tag .

I don't know why from last few days my lips are feeling very dry & this lipstick works well even without any lip balm underneath,moisturize my lips for long.

Its smooth in texture but never bleeds .

It's easy to glide & gives smooth feel like that i am not wearing any thing on my lips. .

It gives lovely true color in 2 wipes only & with one wipe gives sheer gloss look.

It doesn't prominent my lip lines.

The shade i tried is lovely pink with little golden shimmers but that doesn't mean its not wearable for day time .. Its a perfect shade for all occasions & time .I think i am going to use it a lot in coming summers..

It stays around 3 hours with mild fading but never leave lips plain .. leaves a lovely shine with little pink shimmers ..which looks really pretty & natural ..

Here are the swatches :
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I loved the color not coz its pink but for little shimmery pink.. which is really new for me ,as it really look elegant with my Indian outfits.I wish to have better staying capacity in this price otherwise overall its a good product.

This is how it makes my lips look:

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Have you tried L'oreal Lipsticks/ Then do share you experience with me.

You may like my other posts:

L'oreal True Match Super Blendable Concealer

L'oreal Professionel Volume Expand Shampoo

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

L'oreal True Match Super Blendable Concealers(product review)

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My mom says we resemble our name...  punam... moon does have some marks even being beautiful... but I am slightly luckier than the moon coz he cant hide his marks and I can.. With the help of some concealers...

Here I am sharing my experience with L’Oreal Concealers.

Price: 720 INR for 5.2 ml

My experience:

I loved the packaging... small, handy & easy to use
Its transparent small bottle which makes me remind that I am going to finish...well not so soon its going to last long coz little is enough to give a good effect.

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In India we have only three shades to choose:
I am using medium deep shade.
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It’s a liquid concealer with brush...which makes it very easy to apply & we can take the quantity we need, this reduce wastage...

I have rarely seen concealers in liquid form and with brush...The quality of brush is good. It gives soft feel to my skin esp. the under eye areas.

It’s thick in consistency, it doesn't run. This makes it easily bendable & it absorbs in to skin without leaving such orangey or whitish look...

It smells light & doesn't trouble me...

Coming to the most important part that is coverage...
It gives medium coverage to my post pimple marks & full coverage to my dark circles. (As they are not dark as night)

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It doesn't leave any dry patches.

It evens out my skin tone very very well after applying foundation…
I have tried it without foundation & with compact & it works well with that too.

I have oily acne prone skin & it never broke me out nor does it show oil on my skin.

Conclusion: I like this product a lot. It gives medium to full coverage & evens out my skin with natural finish but I think it couldn't cover heavy dark circles. For me its doing great.I wish to have more shades to choose coz  at times i feel this is not a perfect match for my skin.

Keep smiling & be beautiful with punam:)

You may like my other posts:

L'oreal Professionnel Volume Expand Shampoo

Chambor Enriched Revitalizing Make Up

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Goodbye To Winters (ootd)

What could be better than a freezing cold night and curling up by the fireplace in your comfy pajamas with someone you love, sipping hot chocolate ..well i love winters for all the cozy and loveey feeling ;)But winters are about to leave us now .. here is a goodbye to winters by dressing up :)
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This is my first outfit post .. i am not very god at posing and all nor i have people interested in taking my pictures .. :(
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Keep smiling & be beautiful with me :)

Do share your comments & ways of enjoying winters.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

How To Fit In Your Old Skinny Jeans(Weight Loss)

I was getting fat... from the first month of pregnancy ,I was feeling myself fat coz I was afraid of being fat...though I was not fat outside but I was fat inside...well in this fight of being becoming  later one wins & I actually became fat after delivering a baby.

Feeling fat last nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.
-- Nikki Dalton

So I was also enjoying motherhood & dint care to loose my weight till 6 months after pregnancy but one day I got my old jeans and you know what would have happened... well i badly wanted to fit in my skinny jeans like that I cant buy a new one ? I am going to share few things that have helped me badly to loose my weight..

First and foremost thing that I started after 3 months of my c section was taking green tea with honey every morning empty stomach & after my dinner as well.

Green tea helps to boost metabolism & helps to reduce & manage weight.
I can feel that coz for the next 3 months I was actually not doing any exercise & nor I was doing any other work than taking care of my baby& breast feeding that also help to manage weight & I think green tea & normal walk routine help me to not to gain more.

And one more thing I drink luke warm water I heard that helps to burn fat. I have seen many people following it & believing it.

My hubby says I look old & tardy if I don’t take breakfast..:(after a 6-8 hours of sleep our body & mind need some fuel ..

So I can’t skip my breakfast...earlier I used to... but after consulting with my dietitian I never skipped it.Skipping breakfast is strongly linked to the development of obesity,coz we tend to eat more & unhealthy snacks to stave the hunger.

We all are aware of importance of green tea, breakfast & other simple things... it’s just about incorporating them in our daily routine.

Later I started brisk walking & did 5-7 repetition of suryasan a day... all these helped me not to gain more... coz I couldn't do heavy exercise immediately after c section  & my back problem.. I waited for at least 6 months & then I switched to Jillian Michael... 30 day shred...

While doing Jillian Michael 30 day shred program keep few things in mind..
Follow every exercise properly & keep your postures right otherwise wrong postures can give adverse effect..there were few exercise that I was doing incorrectly and I had swelling in my neck as my hubby who is a doctor help me out.. So,its better to consult a instructor or keep your self alert.. don’t do any exercise if its troubling you and if you ever have any pain/discomfort  immediately leave it.

I always prefer to eat some fruit before and after doing this exercise.

Jillian Michael's 30 days shred program helped me loose my weight only in a month actually helped me to be in shape all again & helped me to fit in my old skinny jeans... hip hip hurray & jai ho jillian ki...

Rest all depends on your diet pattern & small efforts to manage weight. Like reduce intake of salt & sugar, reduce oil in your daily cooking, and break your meals..
don't eat left over and a day old food ,don’t starve for long
Don’t sit for long better to stand up & do small job in between that helps to manage waist.(the portion where women tend to gain more weight quickly)

Eat healthy & be healthy..
Me Now:
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And Then:
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Keep smiling & be beautiful with punam :)