Sunday, 25 September 2016

DIY Natural homemade face scrub for acne marks, pigmentation & skin discoloration

I had huge acne problem when I was a teenager and I used to hate it as these used to leave the scars and marks behind. I too wanted to have that flawless skin which most of my friends had. I went to many dermatologists and also tried many home remedies but nothing worked. Dermatologist used to say that these are due to hormonal changes, which happen during teenage so no particular medicine can cure it.

Then I entered my twenties with all the acne scars :P Alas!! Again I got hit by chicken pox last year, all those who read my other blog "myglossyaffair" know how much did I suffer from it. If you are new, you can read about it here "Worst horror of my life - chickenpox". My case was so severe that even when I got well, I was again left with so many chickenpox scars, specially on face.

I know that a beautiful heart is more important than a beautiful face, but I love makeup. And with all those scars, I had to work a lot only for base and it was very time consuming too. So, I started to look something which can cure my remaining acne scars and chickenpox marks too. It was like trial and error as not all the remedies which are given online really work. 

So, today I am sharing with you the recipe of Oats face scrub/ face mask which really worked for me. It helps lighten and remove acne scars, chicken pox marks, pigmentation, remove tanning, skin discoloration and also many other skin problems.

It is very easy to use with all the ingredients available at home. What you need to make this scrub:

- Oats/oatmeal
- Raw milk or warm water

DIY Natural homemade face scrub for acne marks, pigmentation & skin discoloration


DIY Natural homemade face scrub for acne marks, pigmentation & skin discoloration


 That's all. you don't need to gather too many ingredients.Take almost 2 tbsp raw oats or oats flour and soak it in warm water. If you have dry skin then you can use warm milk instead of water. Keep it aside to cool down.


How to apply:

- Apply it onto your face, focusing on the scars and gently rub for 5-10 minutes.
- I prefer to apply it all over my face and leave for 10 minutes.
- Then I scrub it onto my face using circular motions with the help of water for almost 5 minutes.
- Wash away with warm water.

Use this remedy for 1 week and you will see the difference. You can use it daily, if you are not able to use it daily prefer using at least 4-5 times a week.

Tip: If you are allergic to any of these, don't use it.

As it is working for me I thought that all my readers should get benefited from this. 

As simple as that, nothing too elaborate.

I know many who suffer from acne marks/ chickenpox marks/ pigmentation and want to get rid of them or at least lighten them.

Try this simple remedy and I hope you will also get benefited from this.

Enjoy your day

Ciao :)

PS - This simple DIY has benefitted me in chickenpox marks. But for acne marks, they are very old, say almost 10 yrs and now they are not marks, they are pores. so, nothing works to fill those pores/ holes completely. But yes, this oat diy surely helped my skin look and feel better :).




Sunday, 18 September 2016

Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist





These winter rains make me feel gloomy. My current condition is - desperately in need for a sunny day. Really enough of these cold harsh winds and non stop rains. I do love rains but in summers, I don't think there will be anyone in love with winter rains.

Today I am here with another wonderful product from kosmea "Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist". A refreshing facial mist to hydrate and tone the skin. 


What the brand says:

Experience an instant wake-up call with very refreshing Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist. The cooling facial spray rehydrates and revitalises tired skin for an invigorated feeling. This mist quenches dry skin during summers and when travelling; helps rouse you during a busy day and nourishes skin that’s parched from heat.


  • Refreshes, balances and soothes.
  • Hydrates and tones the skin. 
  • Sets makeup

Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist



How  to use:

Spritz onto the face and neck after cleansing and moisturising to tone the skin and to set make-up.
Keep handy when travelling to refresh and hydrate dry skin. Use as often as desired.


Ingredients: 

Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Geraniol, Eugenol, Citronellol.


Price: 

 $21.95


Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist


Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist

Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist

Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist

 Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist


My Views on Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist :

I have always longed for face mists and rose fragrance is what I love. Kosmea hydrating rosewater mist leaves my skin hydrated and fresh and the fragrance really uplifts my mood too. I use it after cleansing my face and is best to use as toner in summer for that extra blast of freshness.

Just a spritz refreshes your senses and gives you that boost you need to carry on with a fresh face. It’s even great for setting makeup! Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist is made from delicately distilled rose petals to brighten, enliven and tone your skin. Just as drinking water every day is great for nourishing and detoxifying your system, this topical rosewater mist is incredible hydrator for your face.

I liked the packaging of the product and quality too, the pump spray makes it easy and in control to use. The spray nozzle also makes it hygienic to use. It is best to carry in your travel bag, for that instant dose of freshness. It is also good for sensitive skin and consists of all organic ingredients, like "Kosmea Organic Rose Hip Oil". Give your skin the drink it deserves with this all natural burst of energy and fresh fragrant rosewater mist. You can find Kosmea products at all Myers and David Jones stores and also online. 


Pros: 
  • Refreshes and soothes skin 
  • Works great as a toner
  • No petrochemicals
  • Hydrates skin well
  • No artificial fragrances
  • Lovely rose fragrance which is not overpowering
  • Suits all skin types
  • Not tested on animals 
  • Made up of organic products
  • No mineral oils
  • Useful and hygienic pump dispenser
  • Travel friendly and sturdy packaging

Cons :
  • Availability
  • Little expensive


Overall Rating:
5/5

Kosmea is an organic and Australian brand which uses natural and effective products. Give it a go if you haven't already! Kosmea also sends out samples if you email them. so, you can try samples before buying full bottle.


Monday, 12 September 2016

Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette – 20 CON Review & FOTD

I AM A MORPHE LOVER!!

Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette

I love everything Morphe.

And on top of that,  I love correcting, concealing, contouring and highlighting!! Now that I have enrolled for a professional course in Makeup Academy of Australia, I am on the lookout of anything and everything related to makeup that catches my fancy.

One of my friend went to US and you know how It happensJ. I ordered tons of products, most of them from Morphe. Their brush set, concealer palette, separate brushes, eye shadow palettes etc etc.
It was done almost an year back but I didn’t get time to review all these goodies. Today, I start with Morphe Concealer Palette.

This palette has 20 colors in all. Great for concealing and camouflaging, light weight and natural finish. 12 of the colors are base colors meant for different complexions.

Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette

8 colors are for correcting, contouring, highlighting etc.

·Lavender – used to minimize yellow imperfections. Also helps in concealing very dark under-eye circles or dark spots.

·         Mint Green – counteracts redness or pinkness caused from rosacea, blemishes or capillaries around nose and cheek area.

·         Pink – helps minimize circles, not whitens them.

·         Light Orange – used to counteract blue tones in skin, which can be under eye circles, those with fair to medium skin tend to have circles that have a blueish tint.

·         White – used as highlighter to add sheen to cheekbones, nose, eyes, etc.

·         Pale yellow – used to conceal bluish bruises, under eye circles, mild red tones on face, sun damage, pregnancy mask, dark spots & green veins.

·         Salmon – helps to liven up over all skin tone and balance out slight discolorations, also good for bluish under eye circles.

·         Dark brown – contour



Packaging

This palette is typical of Morphe lookswise – black plastic case with Morphe written over it. The palette comes wrapped in a bubble wrap and then the carton to keep it intact. The colors and the lid have a separation of thin transparent plastic sheet.


Ingredients

Squalane, Petrolatum, Octyl Palmitate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Beeswax, Talc,  Propyaparaben, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.


Directions
                                      Apply the desired shade to the face to conceal any impurities or discoloration.
                         Blend more than one shade together to create a dimensional effect.


Quantity

2.25gms per color

Finish – Natural

Coverage - Light


Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette


FOTD - 

Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette



 Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette

 Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette

My Views Morphe 20-Color Concealer and Corrector Palette –

I am in awe of Morphe these days. Their eye shadow palettes are just incomparable and the cost is so justified that you can’t even complain of anything. I wanted a conceal and contour palette for me to try out on myself and on others too for practice. Hence, I didn’t want to shell out big money like for MAC professional palette. So, I bought this.

How I find it!!

Oh, I am perfectly satisfied with the quality of this palette. The color choice is good. It has something for everyone and then, a lot of mix and match scope. The quantity seems a bit less though.
The texture is fine but after application, it turns a bit oily, so you have to keep loose setting powder handy depending upon the hours you want it to stay put. For 2-3 hrs, no problem. Even after that, loose powder helps for say, 6-7hrs easily.

Don’t get fooled by the price tag of Morphe, the products are just awesome. This conceal and contour palette is one such example. It fulfills my desire of contouring perfectly. It takes care of under eye darkness as well as that white color for highlighting. All good.


Pros –

Affordable.
Good range of colors for concealing and correcting.
White cream highlighter is equally good.
The quality is great.
Easy to apply and blend.
Buildable.
Light weight.
Colors can be easily mixed and matched to your skin tone.
Neutralizes under eye circles and conceals them.


Cons –

More on creamier side, little oily but then, that makes the colors super blendable and mixable.


Overall Rating –

4.5/5

I would surely recommend this palette to all who want to go for contouring or conceal/contour palette. Excellent product for such a genuine price. And yes, it suits my oily skin well :).


My tip –

Use primer first and then do whatever you like with this palette but end with setting up all with a loose fixing powder for that longgggg lasting stay.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

My Born Pretty Store Haul And Review

Hey friends :)

Life is a bit hectic these day. I have to keep my eyes and brain open almost all the time. Why?

I am doing my Professional Makeup Artist Course from Academy of Makeup (Gorgeous Cosmetics) and hence, I need all the alertness these days. The learning, the doing, practicing plus the theory portion. But, since I am following my passion, I would say I am enjoying every bit of it.

Since practicing involves lot of expensive cosmetics (my packet L) plus lots of disposable stuff, I thought of going to the cheaper side. I am talking about the very famous BornPrettyStore. 


So, I chose some products and placed my 1st order with bornpretty.com.  The best thing about this website is that they offer free shipping, no matter what  the actual cost of order is. Isn’t that amazing!! Shipping of $$$$$$ kills me when I want to buy products worth $2-5.

What I got-

1.       Makeup Sponge (beauty blender dupe)  


 I agree it can’t compare to the original one. But those who have used it don’t write this off either. It is quite usable and it bears my rough practicing hands easily :P. Actually, it is good enough, doesn’t wear out easily and gives a good blending. Isn’t the colour of my beauty blender too pretty :).
Price - $ 2.39


2.       Mascara Wands  
 

Oh, these are required in bulk. Like 1 for each person.  It has to be disposed off after every single use. The quality is as good as any other mascara wand, so it is indeed a smart purchase. These are quite usable and so affordable :).
Price - $ 4.04 for 50pcs


3.    Charming Lash 


This pack contains 56 individual lashes. The lashes come in varying sizes. You can choose them as per your requirement or as per your original lashes to create a more natural look. If you are using these on your own eyes, you can reuse them but in my case, since I use them for professional reason and practice, these are one time use. Hence I got these inexpensive ones but good ones.
Price - $ 2.54


 

This is all I got this time to check the quality and stuff. I am not disappointed but happy that I got so many good usable things at such an affordable price. These are all disposable items and didn’t burn a hole in my pocket. I would recommend bornpretty store to all my friends who are into makeup and need all such stuff for practicing or who are low on budget. Next on my list is some disposable  liquid lipcolor brushes and some nail art material. And of course some makeup wedges. I would again share with you all what I get.

All "Myfashionfootprints.com" readers can avail a 10% off on any of the item on BornPrettyStore by using coupon code RCHT10

Till then,
Bbye.

Don’t forget to share your shopping haul with me :)

Ritcha

Monday, 29 August 2016

L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo



 L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo


Last year I got my hair treated by keratin, it's kind of rebonding which doesn't really damage hair. And my hair expert recommended me Wella SP range -shampoo, conditioner and mask, so I bought that. When I finished the bottles, I was in no mood to invest much into hair care range and thought of trying some new range. There I bought L'oreal professional Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo and conditioner. I have read mixed reviews about the product.

As the name says it is a lipidium shampoo and for all those who don't know what lipidium is. Lipidium is made up of Ceramides and Phyto-Keratin which work to structure hair and Lactic Acid that helps with reconstruction of cortex and Lipids which form a barrier film on hair to lock in essential nutrients and actives and coats hair against new aggressors.


What the brand says:

It is the best fix for damaged hair, which leaves hair feeling stronger, smoother and softer. This formula is enriched with Lactic Acid, which creates saline bonds between the keratin chains exposed in the cortex of damaged hair fibers.


Directions to use:

  • Take the shampoo in your palms and distribute evenly through wet hair and leather.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Repeat if necessary.


Packaging:

It comes in an off white yellowish plastic bottle. The packaging is perfect to carry anywhere and it doesn't leak.


L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo

L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo

 L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo


Ingredients: 

Water, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Coco-Betaine, Limonene, Glycerin,  Sodium Chloride, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amodimethicone, 3-Octadecanediol, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Yellow 6,Polyquaternium-6, Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Linalool, Citric Acid, Trideceth-6, Polyquaternium-51, Lactic Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, 2-Oleamido-1, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Yellow 5,  Sodium Hydroxide,  Fragrance.


Price: 

 $25.99 for 250ml


L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo



My Views on L'oreal Paris Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo :

I have very dry, brittle and manageable hair. This shampoo left my hair feeling soft and I din't notice any increase in hairfall as I have read that some people do. I prefer using this shampoo with L'oreal professional hair mask from the very same range. It leaves really nice and light fragrance in my hair.

The quantity that you need to apply to cleanse your hair is not much. It lathers well and washes out completely leaving hair and scalp squeaky clean. The shampoo doesn't have much fragrance and I like that. The consistency is fine, neither too liquidy not too hard.

The cap is a flip open cap with a tiny hole on top that lets you control the flow of shampoo. I find the quality of this shampoo too good and salon quality. In fact, this is my 5th bottle and I keep on using it switching some shampoos in between. As it is always recommended that we should not use same brand shampoo repeatedly and should switch in between.

It took good care of my hair after rebonding and managed to keep my hair soft and smooth, while making my rebonding last really long. I would also like to add that this shampoo makes hair less frizzy and more manageable when used with same range mask.


Pros:

- Cleanses hair really well.
- Reduces frizz to great extent.
- Makes hair really soft and smooth.
- Lovely fragrance.
- Nice and travel friendly packaging.
- Good for dry and damaged hair.
- Given the quality, justifies cost.
- Works good for rebonded hair.


Cons :

- Doesn't help hairfall.


Overall Rating:

4.5/5

This is my favourite shampoo and I always repurchase it. I would recommend it for all my friends who have dry, damaged, coarse, frizzy hair. Even if you have ever treated your hair chemically, this one is a good option.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Winters are a curse for skin. My skin fluctuates a lot in winters, sometimes its dry and flakey, sometimes oily and most of the times its both and this condition becomes a bit bad, as it gets really difficult as what product to use and what not. But serums and oils are something our skin really need to feed upon to fight winters effectively.

My skin being super oily, I used to stay away from oils. But when I got to know about "Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil", I really wanted to try it. First reason being it is organic and second, Kosmea is a very famous skin care brand, so I wanted to see if it really fulfills what it claims. Read on to know how did I find it.


What the brand says:
Kosmea rose hip oil is bursting with vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Rose hip oil is said to be a healing oil since it has the unique ability to deeply nourish and balance all skin types. Skin instantly starts feeling smoother and softer with your first application. Over time, skin's natural healthy glow is restored as scars, stretch marks and wrinkles begin to fade.

Kosmea is the original and organic rosehip oil:

It is Australian owned.
It is the most experienced rosehip oil company.
All the roses are wild grown and hand picked.
It is ethically sourced.
Claims to be 100% certified organic.
These are extracted without heat or solvents.
Uses only the fruit, skin and seed.

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil


Directions to use:
After cleansing, apply 2-3 drops to slightly damp skin every morning and night and before applying your daily moisturizer or sunscreen. It is always preferred to apply face oils to slightly damp skin as it allows the oil to absorb deeper and quicker into the skin. 


Ingredients: 
Rosa Eglanteria (Rose Hip) Seed Oil* *Our Rose Hip Oil is certified organic, ethically sourced and super critically extracted using the fruit skin and seed. 


Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil


 Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil


Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil



Price: 
$27.95 for 20ml


My Views on Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil :
Telling you the truth, I am lazy enough to use anything regularly and often forget or ignore to follow a CTM routine. But yes, it is a must for everyone. Even if not all the steps, one should do atleast cleansing and moisturizing or using a good serum will also do the job.  

Using a face oil used to scare me. Though I love using serums, yet I thought face oil wouldn't suit my super oily skin. But this rose hip oil broke this myth. This oil didn't cause me any breakouts except one, but that may be due to PMS and yes, my skin has become more even. Not only me but my hubby can also notice that sheen on my face which I got after using it only for 4-5 days continuously. It has brightened my complexion. Even after washing my face in the morning, my skin feels more nourished and healthy. Though it is advisable to use it twice, once in the morning and second before going to bed yet I apply it only in the night. My lazy bones!! But the surprising thing is, still I can notice the change in my skin. 

It is winter season here, I am not sure if I will be able to apply this face oil in summers as I avoid using anything on my face in summers, expect sunscreen or aloe vera gel. But yes, right now my skin is loving it. Now I know why this product is so much hyped about. 

Kosmea products are available on all chemist warehouse and david jones store Australiawide. So availability is not a problem.



Pros: 
 - Suitable for all skin types.
 - Brightens the complexion.
 - Travel friendly packaging.
 - Easy to use with dropper.
 - Leaves skin hydrated and nourished.
 - Reduces fine lines.


Cons :
- Expensive 


Overall Rating:

4.5/5

I would surely recommend you all to try out this face oil from Kosmea for its enormous benefits. I assure you that you will be able to notice healthy changes in your skin within week of regular use. Such a product should not be avoided :)


Love to all
Ritcha

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Shining In Sunshine With Firmoo


 


I have been very fond of sunglasses since childhood. Yes, I was one of those kids who used to fantasize about those having all the fashionable and in trend sunglasses, after growing up. I love sunglasses of all shapes, colour and style. And today I have somehow achieved my dream. I heard a lot of good things about Firmoo sunglasses, so I thought of buying from same website this time. A recent addition in my stock of sunglasses is SC1644, from Firmoo ofcourse. 


 



I am in love these sunglasses. When ordering online, there is always a slight doubt in mind about the quality of the product. But when I got these, I found the quality really good and these are so light weight. They have also given a separate pouch apart from the case. That's is really nice of them. And I like the pattern on the case too.





Firmoo has so many options to choose from and if you wear prescription sunglasses then this website has plenty of those too. Whole range is very inspiring. It is quite easy to place an order with the website and the shipping is very fast too. I got my order within two weeks of placing the order, which I was not expecting at all.




In case you are not satisfied with the quality of sunglasses or your glasses arrive damaged or your glasses are not as per prescription you entered or anything, then they have a return policy too, where you need to contact customer service within 3 days of receiving the product and then you can file either a refund or exchange.


A girl can never have enough of sunglasses and it is always better to buy a pair online as back up is the best choice and it saves time too. 


 


 


 


 


All "Myfashionfootprints.com" readers can avail a Free Pair of Glasses including Frame & Lenses from firmoo, by using the code "FOOTPRINT". Select your pair of glasses HERE and you only have to pay shipping.

Isn't it just too good. Not a bad deal na!! So, go ahead and choose your first pair today. And share with me what you get :) 


Have a great weekend