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What’s the fuss about Facial Cleansing Sticks?

23 Aug

Haven’t encountered the facial cleansing stick yet? It’s time to get ready for a lifestyle -and a skincare routine- that is about to transform for the better!

What is a Facial Cleansing Stick?

Facial cleansing sticks are essentially face wash but look like huge glue sticks. They are exactly what the name sounds like: solid cleansers in the form of a stick.

Beauty bloggers all over the world are going crazy over cleanser sticks. After all, they are spill-proof, leakage-proof and easy to carry while travelling, so you can keep one with you while heading over to your office, gym or even when going out for vacations, without a worry!

So, what’s the fuss about facial cleansing sticks?

Korean beauty company SU:M37 launched the first cleansing  stick called the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. Ever since, famous bloggers have been raving about it, and now popular brands such as Boscia, Pur, A’Pieu, Etude House and Clinique are coming up their own varieties that are selling out like hot cakes.

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Sticking with the Facial Cleanser Sticks

Here’s what makes these sticks a game-changing innovation:

  1. Quick application for the lazy you

Got up late? No time to for an early morning skin pampering session? No worries! Stop cursing your alarm and get your hands on a facial cleansing stick!

Just wet your face, put on the cleanser right from the stick and scour it onto your skin. Treat yourself with a quick facial massage while the cleanser lathers. Wash with clean water and voila, you are ready to rock a blemish-free, brighter skin.

  1. Travel-friendly so you can clear airport customs like a boss

You’ll love it especially if you travel a lot. It is in solid form which means you don’t have to fear about fluids leaking in your carry-on or tote. Its compactness also makes it the flawless toss-it-in-your-hand-bag facial cleanser for a fun day at the seaside.

Now you don’t have to worry about exceeding the limit of allowed ounces on the airplane. You’ll skip the hassle of packing bottles and pumps and won’t ever get stopped by airport security staff!

  1. One stick, two functions

Searching for a good exfoliator? Look no further! Your facial cleansing stick can also be used as a second stage exfoliator.

Once you have washed your face with a gentle cleanser, use the stick to target particular zones such as your nose and temple for some extra cleaning. Use it as a spot treatment!

  1. Your mini salon at home

With amazing ingredients, these sticks can do more wonders then simply cleaning your face. For instance, Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment includes charcoal that detoxes your skin, while reducing pore size and zapping excess oil.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick is a small cleansing stick that is designed specially for removing eye makeup. Why is the size small? So that you can have a quick fix, whenever you mess up a cat eye!

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Say bye-bye to expensive salon visits and bring a facial cleansing stick at home!

Although they are a comparatively novel category, facial cleansing sticks are no trick. They are rightly called the ‘Face Wash of the Future’ because they really work well.

Owing to their massive popularity and hype, more and more brands are now formulating their own versions. These four reasons just might persuade you to transform the way you clean your face.

 

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Product Review: CHI Silk Infusion

15 Jan

Pampering your hair is just as crucial as your skin care routine. In this era of cut throat competition, a person is wide-open to distress and tension which can make your hair look dull and unhealthy. All of us wish for silky, shiny and beautiful hair and having gorgeous hair adds up a spark in your personality.

We all despise the idea of rough, dry, damaged hair. Hence, for this, proper hair care routine is a must.

There are various products which work as a nourishment agent to your hair. One exceptional choice for hair repair is CHI Silk Infusion. It claims to make your hair silky and is equally beneficial for men and women.

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Features

It comes in a plastic bottle with a cap. Famous for its shiny effect, it works best for straight hair. It readily gives the glossy and soft result. The price of the product is $45 at Amazon. It promises to protect your hair from the harmful effects of heating. It is an alcohol free product with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 at Amazon.

Performance and Quality

CHI Silk Infusion contains wheat and soy proteins which guarantee a pure silky effect to your hair. We love to style our hair daily, some days it’s going to be a straight hairstyle, the other days we prefer the curly look.

All the cheesy hair styling demands heating, which keeps it set all day. CHI silk infusion’s reconstructing complex protects your hair from heat. It became my instant favorite product to pamper my hair and gives a smooth soft look to my hair.

Application

In terms of application, it is pretty straight forward to use. The product is to be applied in washed, untangled hair. Take out a little product in your palms and evenly apply in your hair starting from roots. Cover all the hair with the product.

It doesn’t mandate you to wash your hair after applying the product. It also works as a heat protector so you can straighten or blow dry your hair after applying CHI Silk Infusion without worrying about damaging your hair.

Pros

  • It gives luster to your hair.
  • Provides strength and shine to hair, fairly easy to use.

Cons

  • It has a strong fragrance, a few people might not prefer it. Nevertheless, I love its smell.

 

 

 

Product Review: L’Oréal True Match Foundation

10 Jan

Makeup and particularly foundations hold the ultimate interest of most of the girls. This review might help you get an idea, if the most hyped drug store foundation has the qualities you are looking for or not!

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I started using the L’Oréal True Match Foundation good two years ago and found it great for everyday use.

Features

It comes in a fairly simple glass bottle with plastic cap, you can pump out the foundation easily. It is absolutely hassle-free and nothing too elaborate. The price of the product is £9.99 at Boots The bottle suggests it to be super blendable with SPF 17.

Consistency

Just as it claims  to be super blendable, the foundation really does work like wonders in terms of giving a smooth, even finish. It feels very light, spreads out completely, and feels like skin. It blends out to almost nothing, and appears to be super smooth and seamless on your skin.

Performance and Quality

In terms of the application, the thin consistency it offers is so flawless, it gives you the preferred results with right amount of coverage. It is tremendously easy is to apply. The color match it offers is really nice, and smooth. Being runny in texture makes it effortless to blend. It is thin in consistency which means no cakey look!

Coverage

It evens out pretty well in terms of coverage. However, it doesn’t hide out blemishes completely, so it’s not a super full-coverage foundation. But, it is still good to go for 6-7 hours without touch up.

If you desire to cover more of your face, you can apply a second layer of foundation. It doesn’t feel really cakey even if a bit greater amount is applied.

Pros

  • Being a drug store product it is cheaper, comparatively an economical product.
  • It gives an even, smooth faultless look.
  • Easy and fast to apply.

Cons

  • Being a thin foundation, it does not offer a greater coverage, you may have to apply double amount of true match for the same coverage which you can get from other foundations.

Here are the different shades available.

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Facts You Should Know Before Going for a Hair Transplant

9 Jan

Hair is considered to be the most crucial aspect of one’s charismatic personality and balding can be a major turn off for most people.

Hair loss may cause low self-esteem and damage your confidence. Even though hair loss is genetic but in this era of intensive antagonism, a person is subjected to high level of stress which subsidizes the loss of hair even more rapidly.

Hair transplant seems to have negligible probability of risk. It promises to solve the agony of numerous individuals and grant them back their alluring appearance.

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However, before opting for the hair transplant procedure, here are a few facts a
person should be familiar with.

1. Right Candidate To Get A Hair Transplant:

This is important to understand what makes one appropriate to undergo a hair
transplant. A person whose hair loss is stabilized is the perfect candidate to go
through the procedure, since hair transplant surgery does not stop hair loss
progression.

Surgical hair restoration, regardless of technique or technology, is a
procedure limited by your own hair loss advancement. That’s why it is advised to
not get a hair transplant surgery at a young age or when hair loss has just
commenced. Consequently, if hair transplant is performed at an early stage, it may
accelerate hair loss.

2. Hair Transplant Is Not A Miracle:

Before going for a hair transplant surgery, it is important to prepare your mind
that regrowth of hair is different for every person. Your hair transplant surgery
depends on the quantity of hair you have in your donor area.

Also, getting a hair transplant does not guarantee you a head full of dense hair. It utterly relies upon the degree of baldness and contributor area of your head. Hair transplant cannot cure the ample baldness. Consequently, it should not be accounted that a hair
transplant surgery would prove to be a miracle and you will get a head full of
thicker hair.

3. Transplanted Hair Can Be Treated Like Normal Hair:

You can treat your transplanted hair just like usual hair, once it starts growing.
Transplanted hair is no different than the natural hair. Hair transplantation
motivates a person to gain back the confidence lost after hair loss. You can style it
just as you wish. It does not need any special care. Transplanted hair can be
washed and treated just like natural hair. You can get it styled just the way you
like.

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4. Hair Transplant Is Permanent:

It is best to do your research about hair transplant techniques before going for
hair restoration because it is a surgical method to cure your hair loss enduringly.
Hair is taken from the permanent recipient area and transferred onto the bald
area. Since, the hair is taken and relocated it makes the hair transplant a
permanent process. You cannot go for a trial to do transplantation on a smaller
area of your head. Once you start the technique you are bound to go through the
complete procedure.

5. Emergence Of Transplanted Hair:

The transplanted hair does not fall out. Once the regrowth has commenced, it
becomes a permanent part of your scalp. The new hair progressively appears
after four months of the transplantation. After an eight month time period, around  80% of the hair emerge. Growth at the crown area usually takes even more time. At this
time, it is best to follow the post-surgery precautions as directed by the surgeon.

6. Post-Surgery Precautions Are Vital:

While planning your surgery keep in mind that you cannot go back to your normal
routine as soon as possible. It requires several days to rest and to take extensive
care of your transplanted area. After the surgery, you have to follow certain
safety measures. You can sleep on your back only, you cannot let your head touch
anywhere specially at the area where implantation is carried out because the
follicles are extremely fragile after the surgery. It is recommend to wear a shower
cap as a post-surgery precaution.

Skin Woes During Pregnancy? No More!

30 Oct

Pregnancy can be a very special time in your life. You start preparing for your new arrival- getting the nursery ready, researching baby names and registering for your baby shower. You are so excited and look forward to every new experience and change that pregnancy has to bring along, except for one: skin woes.

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During pregnancy, our body is transforming which includes your skin as well. While pregnancy can leave some lucky ladies looking gorgeous, stunning with luscious locks and clear complexion, for others, all that extra hormonal activity can have the opposite effect. You may end up suffering from a variety of pregnancy skin issues.

Here are some of the effectual ways to take care of your skin during pregnancy.

1. Oily skin with breakouts

Women face hormonal breakouts during pregnancy as your skin becomes oily because of all the hormonal changes. You mostly experience nastiest breakouts during the first trimester of pregnancy. Imagine having a pimpled face along with morning sickness, yuck!

Remedy

Use such products which contain acne-fighting elements in order to treat hormonal breakouts. Using clarifying cleanser is one perfect idea as it reduces bacteria from skin and helps to fight acne for hours. Apply this 1-2 times a week to get purified and pores free skin. You can also use products which contain glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, or witch hazel. Get in touch with your doctor before using any of these ingredients!

2. Dry patches

During pregnancy your body gets dehydrated due to which your skin becomes dry and you might start having dry patches and crumbling skin. To fight this challenge, you have to step up your water game.

Remedy

It is suggested to wash your skin with a soap-less rinse-off cleanser, so find such products which contain elements such as conditioners and botanical oils like Sunflower Oils and Avocado oils, and humectants. Use of such products will soothe and moisturize your skin immediately. It will repair your skin’s dryness and will give you a smooth skin.

3. Discoloration

When you are pregnant, the most important thing to protect your skin from, is harmful UV rays. It is possible that your skin becomes hyper-pigmented, as you are progressing through each trimester.

Remedy

To protect your skin from discoloration, apply antioxidants sunscreen products which contain at least SPF 30 and Vitamin C. It is better to use higher SPF sunscreen, if you are going in the midday sun or at the beach.

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There are a number of other issues as well. However, the above three are the most common troublemakers that can mar your pregnancy experience. Got anything to add? Please share with me!