Month: October 2016

AWESOME BEAUTY HACKS YOU MUST NOT MISS!

 

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When I check any blogs, beauty hacks are my favorites. I love how people come up with some really cool tricks or hacks either to make everything easier or to get amazing results. If you follow me on my social media accounts, you already know I share some beauty hacks there, mainly on my Instagram account. So today I am posting those beauty hacks here.

To be honest, this beauty hacks post wasn’t planned. My whole family is sick with flu and fever and that includes my little girl too. If you are a mom, you probably know the struggles. So this week I couldn’t really finish things for my blog post. But I felt really bad not to post anything. Therefore, I decided to compile the beauty hacks I have been posting in my social medias and do a beauty hacks post.

So these hacks are not about a specific topic like makeup, skincare or haircare. There is a little bit of everything. Hope you like it!

The primer hack

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Mix your favorite primer to a cream foundation to make the foundation more translucent! By doing so you are able to retain coverage of the cream foundations without looking cakey!

The long lasting durability that cream foundations has over liquids and powders remains the same . Moreover, makeup blends seamlessly with the first layer of primer!

You have tips for plump lips too

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If you don’t wish to use the lip plumpers but you wish to have plump lips, try this DIY instead. All you have to do is mix a little peppermint or cinnamon oil into your lip gloss!

DandruffTry this!

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You might have already tried a lot of things to get rid of dandruff. If all the methods failed, don’t worry you still have a very easy yet effective method to get rid of it. Mix two parts of brown sugar with one part of your normal conditioner. Massage this into your scalp and leave it for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off. Viola!

Ever tried kiwi cleanser?

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Kiwi is such a beautiful fruit and tasty as well. But have you tried using it as a cleanser and exfoliator? Just mash up a kiwi and use the pulp to massage onto your face and neck. This acts as a great cleanser and exfoliator. Apart from this kiwi also

  • Keeps skin firm
  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Fights acne and signs of aging
  • Gives smooth and glowing skin
  • Lightens skin tone.

Foot blisters? Use diaper rash cream!

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New shoes definitely look great but we all know the struggle! Don’t worry, no foot blisters are going to stop you from wearing it. Dab some diaper rash cream on the blisters tonight and wake up with happy feet!

I have the driest lips, so I do this!

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Just before I go for my hot shower I apply some vaseline on my lips. Once I get out of the shower I have soft and supple lips!

If your lips need some extra exfoliation then after you have done this, using a washcloth or towel very gently rub your lips and there you have it, lips as soft as a baby’s lips!

Brush off the blackheads

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Take some toothpaste ( preferably white) on a toothbrush and brush your teeth. Just kidding even my toddler know how to brush her teeth.It’s not that:P

This one is for getting rid of blackheads. Take some toothpaste on a new toothbrush and gently exfoliate the affected area using the head of the toothbrush to get rid of those blackheads!

If you like to know more methods of removing blackheads, please check out my post on 28 ways to remove blackheads

Oranges for dark elbows/knees

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Rub a slice of orange or lemon on your elbows and knees to get rid of dark elbows and knees!

Because all women want a dewy skin, right?

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The classic trick! You might already know this, but I am still sharing for those who don’t because this is my favorite!

Mix a few drops of any facial oil with your liquid foundation to give that dewy finish to your makeup.

Healthier eyebrows and eyelashes

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Apply coconut or olive oil using a mascara wand nightly before bed. Wash off next morning. You can also use castor oil.

DIY toner

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Take an empty bottle, add juice from half a lemon. Then add  a half cup of water, shake well! DIY toner ready.

If you are interested you can also check out the recipe for another DIY toner, Lavender and honey toner.

You can also check out my post on Natural cleansing, toning, and moisturizing method.

Ran out of sunscreen use diaper rash cream instead

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Mainly because diaper rash cream contains zinc oxide, it can be used as a sunscreen! If you wish to know more such hacks using baby products, please check my post 30 beauty hacks using baby products.

Easiest lip scrub

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All lip scrubs I have bought are on the expensive side. But that doesn’t have to stop you from exfoliating your lips. Try this super easy lip scrub! Mix olive oil or honey with sugar and using this massage your lips gently in circular motions.

Check out the Vanilla and lavender lip scrub.

Let your lipstick last longer

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Yes! the classic bloating technique! You can also try dusting some loose powder or eyeshadow on top of the lipstick to make it last longer, but remember, this might alter the lipstick shade.

So these were the tips I shared in my social media accounts. I am loving this and think of doing more beauty hacks post here, what say?

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LUSH TANGLED HOT OIL TREATMENT REVIEW

At least once in your life, you might have wished to have a magnificent hair as Rapunzel, long and strong. While a hair as long as hers would have been difficult to carry, a mane that strong wouldn’t hurt,right. Today I am going to talk about “Tangled”, no, not the Disney movie, but the Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics.

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And this is just a coincidence that I mentioned about Rapunzel when the name of Disney’s version of Rapunzel and the product I am reviewing has the same name. Now, if you have never heard of Rapunzel, which I think is impossible, just know that she is some girl with magnificent long tresses and that’s all is important here. Actually, even that is not important, I just want to write a good intro, that’s it! For those who read, of course, I mean some don’t right? But you are not someone belonging to that category because you are actually reading it:D And I love you but let’s move on!’

Okay! So I was saying is if you need healthy and strong hair, you have to work for it. A healthy diet and a good hair care routine are very important. Your hair needs conditioning and Tangled is supposed to give that to you! Let’s find out what else Lush claims from this solid hair product before beginning to analyze it it’s true.

Claims 

Out damned knot! This rosewood and ylang ylang treatment is here to tame your tangles. A creamy mix of softening, strengthening oils increase tensile strength and allow you to comb with ease. This hot oil treatment has goodness written all over it.

Ingredient list of  lush tangled hot oil treatment

  • Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cationic Guar Gum
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Perfume
  • Orange Flower Absolute
  • Rosewood Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Benzyl Benzoate
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Amyl Cinnamal
  • Benzyl Salicylate
  • Eugenol
  • Farnesol
  • Geraniol
  • Isoeugenol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool

Price and availability

AED 75 for 20g and available at all  Lush stores also online Hot oil treatment is also available in two different types- Damaged and Kinky.

What I have to say about Lush Tangled hot oil treatment

 

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The Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics looks like a lollypop, with a stick at one end and an off-white solid “thing” at the other. This “thing is the real product (treatment). My description might not sound serious but this lollypop form is actually brilliant. Why? because the stick is used to stir and melt the product. There is a black label covering the product, underneath which you get the complete instructions on how to prepare this mask/treatment.

This treatment is actually a mix of different oils in a solid form, so if you are someone who hates oiling your hair, this product is definitely your thing! The Lush tangled hot oil treatment contains some really amazing ingredients like the extra virgin olive oil which increase the tensile strength of the hair and keep your hair moisturized and protected. The next key ingredient is organic jojoba oil which conditions the hair shaft and adds shine and manageability.

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It smells really good, a beautiful floral scent with a hint of citrus which mainly is due to the two ingredients ylang ylang, which has a sweet floral fragrance and orange flower absolute which has a citrusy fragrance. The smell is so good and uplifting. But I wish I could say this about the smell once it melts too. Sadly, it smells weird once the product is melted.

To prepare this treatment, place the treatment in a cup or bowl or whatever you like, Lush recommends using their black pots, your choice. Next, add hot water to the solid treatment and begin to stir gently. Start by adding a small amount of water and add more as required. Continue stirring until this is completely melted, without any lumps. The melting process takes a while, say 5-7 minutes. The end product must be thick and creamy. I suggest not to make it too thick as it might be difficult to remove the treatment from your hair. Next step is to apply this cream to your dry hair. Make sure the treatment is not too hot, but it should be warm. Keep this mask on your hair for  20 minutes then wash it off using shampoo.

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This treatment was way too much for my shoulder length hair. I applied it so so generously and even then I had so much left which I used on my hubby’s hair. To my surprise, there was still left, which I finally convinced my brother to try. So basically this product was enough for a very generous application on my shoulder length hair, a generous application on my husband’s short hair and not-so-generous application on my brother’s hair. But if this was to be used on my hair before chopping it a few days back ( I had really long hair) then it would have been enough for me and my husband. So I recommend cutting this solid treatment into two or three parts (depending on your hair length) or sharing with someone. Remember once you melt it, you cannot keep it for long, maybe for a week.

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Now let’s talk about the results. My hair is normally dry and after using the Lush tangled hot oil treatment my hair was soft, bouncy and so much manageable. It felt so well nourished and I can say is that was a good hair day and it stayed that way for a few days! The results were the same for the two boys as well. I also loved the beautiful intense floral fragrance it left behind, and the fragrance lasted for a couple of days!

Two things I don’t really like about the lush tangled hot oil treatment is one, it contains SLS and the difficulty to remove when overused. Also if you don’t have the patience to stir and melt this product, then just skip it!

My final verdict

 

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Lush Tangled hot oil treatment is a really good product which leaves your hair soft, nourished and manageable. But if you don’t want to stay in the shower for hours and hours trying to remove this treatment out of your hair then remember not to make it too thick and not to apply it  way too generously. But the real problem according to me is SLS, which is making me go from Wow to Hmm and I am giving it 3.9/5. I will still repurchase it for days when my hair needs some extra conditioning.

So, my beautiful friends, have you used the Lush cosmetics Tangled hot oil treatment? Did you like it? Which is your favorite hair treatment/mask