Tuesday, 23 September 2014

3 Tricks to Improving a Girl's Confidence

If you were to choose one way to improve your confidence, would you go under the knife or do a non-surgical makeover? If it were up to me, I'd do a makeover that won't involve spending thousands of dollar for something that's permanent but possibly painful.

Indeed, increasing confidence is not all about changing the way you look. Sure, surgery offers instant change in your appearance, but will it change the way you feel permanently? Probably not.
Don't get me wrong though. I'm not totally against it. What I'm saying is that if there are other means to feel confident, try them before resorting to major solutions.

One of the ways that can help you feel more confident is wearing clothes that suit you. It may seem shallow by some, but what you wear can either make or break you. So before you do anything you might regret later on, try these three tricks first:

Trick 1: Choose colors that flatter your skin tone.

You can wear whatever color garment you like, but picking the right shades can put a glow to your skin. So choose shades that are right for you. If you have a warm skin tone, jewel colors, such as purple or ruby, can look especially flattering on you. If you have a cool skin tone, light colors will look great on you.

Trick 2: Pick clothes that will flatter your body.

Whether you're petite or plus-sized, you can still look sexy and alluring as long as you choose clothes that will flatter you. The trick is to experiment on different styles to find out what's flattering on you. It also helps to buy clothes that are in the right size. If figuring out your dress size is mind-boggling, try this nifty guide on how to get accurate body measurements.

Trick 3:  Accentuate the most flattering part of your body.

I strongly disagree when someone says they're not attractive just because they don't have long legs or a curvy body. What about your dazzling smile or tantalizing eyes? Surely, there's something in you that's  attractive enough. You just have to discover what it is, whether is your long, graceful neck or bone structure, and dress in a way to highlight your best feature. People will be drawn to it instead of your flaws and you'll start feeling better about yourself.

When used the right way, clothes can have a big impact on your confidence. So use them to your advantage. There's a reason fashion is a big industry. And that's because they can help boost confidence in any lady, young and old.

So gals, what are you waiting for!! Let's have a look at what you would prefer and bang on the world with a confident you :)

Ritcha :)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation Review

Hey My Fashionistas J

Hope you all are in good spirit!!
Its a Thursday....just one more day to go....yoooo ;)

So, this time I am here with a product review and that too a foundation from our beloved and reliable - MAC. This is the second one I have used from all the range of MAC foundations. This has a pump dispenser which I find very convenient and obviously, the pump is much better than some other pump foundations I have used. This pump dispenser is perfect, gives out the correct amount of product and never fails. Completely leak proof. But how is the foundation!!

Read on...Read on ;)

This foundation has slight shimmer particles which provide a good radiance to the face and dewy finish, not OTT at all. The coverage that it provides is almost sheer coverage. For a daily wear foundation, the coverage is good and remember those shimmer particles if you prefer. It doesn’t crease. And above all, its mineral and completely natural looking. It doesn’t look cakey at all, blends in nicely and gives a nice dewy finish. Easy to apply, spread and remove too.

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundatio

What the product website claims –

It is a fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals and gives a smooth satin finish. It provides a low-to-medium buildable coverage with a slightly luminous, skin-flattering look. Helps make your skin appear re- energized, radiant and healthy. Contains vitamins A, C and E which help nurture and condition the skin. It provides everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection. It is long wearing and good for all skins, especially suitable for normal to dry skins.

Features our 77-Mineral Complex, Vitamin E and Shea Butter

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundatio

My take on it –

Being complete oily, I am not in much favour for this foundation. Firstly, I like good coverage foundations like my Estee Lauder Max Cover Camouflage foundation and secondly, this foundation is not meant for oily skin. It is an oil based foundation. So, choose wisely. Oh...but that is already mentioned in the brand’s product description aptly – suitable for normal – dry skins J .

We oilies already have so much oils into our face that we don’t need any more dewy finish. Matt finish becomes dewy within 3-4 hours ;).

That shimmer adds to the oil on my face. Staying power is good. It is good for me in winters. But a complete no in summer months or rainy season. I usually mix it up with some good coverage foundation and then use it. It doesn’t do much for me when used on its own. Unfortunately, it doesn’t cover anything. But then, this sheer foundation will be a good option for daily use for dry skins!!

As the website also says – suitable for normal to dry skins – so can’t blame them at all J. Totally agree J

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundatio

Pros –
  • Feels light on skin. Not heavy or cakey look.
  • Sheer coverage for those who don’t like heavy ones.
  • Gives dewy finish and subtle radiance to face.
  • Nice choice for winters.
  • Has SPF 15.
  • Suitable for normal to dry skin.
  • Nice bottle and a great pump dispenser. I loved that.

Cons –
  • Not at all good for oily skin.
  • Doesn’t provide good coverage or hide any flaws, in fact accentuates them.
  • Not meant for summers or rainy days especially for oily skins.
  • All that shimmer gives more greasy look to already oily face.
  • It oxidizes on me.

Overall Rating –


If you have normal – dry skin and you prefer sheer dewy finish, then you can try this foundation from MAC. I don’t prefer it as at the cost, we have some great options to choose from!!