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Beauty and Benefits of orange Vol # 1

Hello girls...
Today I'm sharing orange,orange peels and orange juice benefits for skin and hair. Oranges are really good for people who have problem skin like dull ski, acne and blemish. Usually people who eat oranges discard the orange peels but orange peels contain some beneficial compounds. Orange peels has much higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. If you are looking for a natural face mask and scrub,which give you a healthy glow...orange is for you.

Why orange?

  • it contains vitamin C which is good for our skin
  • it is a natural skin bleacher just like lemon
  • it helps lighten the dark blemish spot and acne scars naturally
  • it is natural astringent which makes the skin tone even,tighten,firmer,dries out the acne and control excessive oil
  • it naturally cleanser which cleans the pores,braking down the oil and dust 
  • it protect your skin from harmful UV rays
  • it prevent blackheads,whiteheads and acne
  • it improve the blood circulation 
  • it helps to reduce the wrinkles  

Note ~ use only organic, pesticides free orange peels

Things you need to make orange peels powder...
  • dry organic orange peels
  • a food processor/blender/grinder

 How to make?
  • wash your hands and select some good quality organic oranges 
  • thoroughly wash and pat dry
  • cut the top most layer/peel of orange
  • spread the orange peels  in a tray
  • cover the tray with a thin cloth to prevent dust
  • place that tray in the shaded area for 5-6 days
  • once the peels are completely dry put them in a food processor/blender/grinder and grind into coarse powder.
  • keep it in airtight box ALWAYS

Beauty and orange...

Exfoliating your skin ~ take 1tbs of coarse orange peels powder, 1tbs ground sea-salt and one 1tbs water or olive oil mix it and apply in circular motion. Wash it with warm water.

Orange peels scrub for acne prone  skin ~ take 1tbs coarse orange peels powder, 1/2 tbs semolina/sooji and 2tbs water mix it and apply in circular motion. Wash it with warm water.

 Daily bleach ~ 1tbs orange peels powder and 1tbs yogurt mix it and apply it for 20 min. Wash it with warm water.

For dandruff ~ take juice of one orange and 1 cup water mix it and fill it in a spray bottle. wash your hair and and spray the mixture all over your hair and wash it after 10 minutes.

To shrink your pores ~ apply freshly squeezed orange juice to all over your face and wash it after 5-7 minutes.

Skin refreshening spray ~ take 2 tbs coarse orange peels powder and 2 cup water and boil it for 10 minutes. Let it cool down and strain it. Fill it in a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge(not more than one week)You can use it as a toner.

UV rays protector ~ boil one orange peel in 2 cup of water for 15 minutes. Strain it and let it cool down. Fill it in a spray bottle and keep it in fridge. Spray it on your face before leaving the house(at least 30 minute before)

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Tuesday Tip #1 How to apply perfect winged eyeliner (Tape trick)

Hello girls...
Today I'll be showing you a simple and quick way to achieve perfect winged eyeliner. The perfect eyeliner is ever fashionable and flattering for most eye shapes. A little extra line/flick of liner has been done by women since the 50's or 60's and to this day.

If you have a difficult time getting a perfect wing or you don't have steady hands...don't worry...here is the trick "tape trick" Yes, I'm talking about a regular cello tape.

Things you need...

  • a piece of tape/cello tape
  • any eyeliner of your choice (I'm using liquid one)

Note ~ Creating a straight line requires a bit  practice, you can either draw a single stroke line or small strokes line.
Another thing is if you have sensitive skin, please don't apply tape on your skin. Instead of applying tape you can do this by holding something with hard edge like a  business card. 

Step 1. Start with clean eye/lid. Grab a two inch long piece of tape and apply it on your hand to remove the stickiness.

Step 2. Apply this tape along with your lower lash line and pointed towards the end of your brow.

Step 3. Grab your eyeliner and start at the middle of your upper lash line.

Step 4. Starting from inner corner of your eye and moving towards the middle line you just drew.

Step 5. Draw a line till your outer corner of your eye.

Step 6. To create your eyeliner wing, draw a line starting from the outer corner or simply draw a line along with tape.

Step 7. Now join this wing line to middle of your upper lash line and fill the space.

Step 8. Remove the tape and apply eyeliner to 1/3 of lower lash line(outer side only)

Step 9. Apply kohl or pencil liner to rest of your lower lash line and your water lines.

Step 10. Apply mascara.

Final Look

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Julep Maven March Box ~ pictures,swatch and review

Today I'm reviewing my march julep maven box, this month I decided to go with "classic with twist". Each month julep releases a new collection on 20th and you can decide which box you want. 

Inside the box...

  • a lipgloss
  • 2 nail paint 
  • an old fashioned candy as a bonus 

The Box


Graceful ~ Graceful is a sheer pale pink shade with cell power complex. I like the formula, it is little bit sticky. The pigmentation is pretty awesome. 
I received a lipgloss from julep in october, but I had some smell issue with that lipgloss, but graceful doesn't has any weird smell...truly appreciated.
This particular lip gloss includes CELL POWER COMPLEX and frankly speaking i really don't know what it is....any idea 

Nail Polish

Nail Paint...

  • Myriam ~ Julep described it as "casino red creme" it is an orange based red polish.
  • Soraphine ~ Julep described it as "classic sheer white creme" it is almost a glossy transparent polish.

Overall I'm happy with my march box...

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream ~ My quick review

Hello Girls…
                      Today I'm reviewing Clinique Age Defense BB Cream, which is a 100% allergy tested and fragrance free BB cream. People with dry skin can really benefit from BB Creams. My skin is so dry and flaky that my makeup will literally flake off(specially in winter),and BB cream is perfect for winter season. According to Clinique, this is an oil????


        My Quick Review
Thumbs up
  • SPF 30, it contains both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide 
  • moisturized well which means it is good for dry skin beauties
  • perfect for winters 
  • can be use as a day cream
  • can be use as a primer if you are looking for full coverage
  • provides medium coverage,so you can skip foundation
  • allergy tested, good for sensitive skin beauties 
  • dermatologist tested
  • contains antioxidants in it
  • a little goes a long way, a tiny bit amount is good for whole face
  • it conceals out the blemish
  • absolutely fragrance free
  • parabens free
  • sulfates free
  • phthalates free
  • travel friendly packaging

Thumbs down
  • available only in 3 shades
  • thick texture
  • bit chalky
  • its shiny not dewey 
  • it feels heavy on your face
  • gives you grayish look 
  • price $37 for 1.4 oz

What shade is right for you? (taken from clinique website)

Very fair complexions with pink undertones, use Shade 01 
Very fair to moderately fair complexions with golden undertones, use Shade 02 
Moderately Fair to Medium with Golden Undertones, use Shade03

How I wear it…
                       This BB cream is really thick, so a small amount of product goes a long way. I apply it over cleansed and moisturized skin, dot a tiny amount on cheeks, forehead and chin and then blend it out with a kabuki brush. After that dust loose powder all over the face.

My opinion...
This was my first BB cream so I was really excited. Back to the cream, I bought this in shade 02 due to its recommendation for moderately fair skin with yellow/gold undertone,but despite its recommendation I felt that it made my face look grayish & chalky.  It is way too thick to use on its own. Sometimes I feels like I'm wearing a mask on my face. I recommend adding moisture for the cream to thin out the thickness.

Will I repurchase it...
No absolutely NOT

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DIY ~ Coffee Body Scrub

Today I'm sharing homemade coffee body scrub,there is nothing better than learning about budget spa,mask and face packs, you don't have to spend too much money on all those products when you have all those things in your kitchen. 

Why coffee... 

  •  Coffee is loaded with antioxidants, which can prevent premature skin aging. 
  • Caffeine in coffee scrub can make your cuticles temporarily less noticeable. 
  • Caffeine also tighten up cells and blood vessels.
  •  Caffeine scrubs significantly reduce the irritation and redness.
  •  Coffee is a natural exfoliator which remove the dead, dry cells that collect on the outer surface of the skin. 
  • Coffee buffs unwanted dead, dry cells off and provide us soft,healthy natural glowing skin.

Things you need...

  • coffee beans fresh or used(I'm using used one) 3tbs
  • lemon juice 1tbs
  • honey 2 tbs
  • a bowl
  • a spoon 

How to prepare...

  • take a bowl and add 3tbs of coffee beans
  • add 1tbs of lemon juice
  • add 2tbs of honey
  • mix it well

How to use/apply...
Take the scrub on your palm and apply it in circular motion,focus on the cuticle area and dry skin. Don't rub too hard. Wash with warm water and pat dry with a cotton towel. Follow with moisturizer.

Note ~ This is a body scrub, not a facial scrub. Do not use this recipe on your face,coffee beans may be bit hard on your face. You can check my coffee face mask recipe HERE

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Julep Maven February Box

            I know I'm really late for this post but I didn't want to skip reviewing my February Julep box. Each month Julep releases a new collection and you can decide which box you want. Theme for February box was "The Dramatic Collection"

Inside the box

  • a gel eyeliner
  • a liquid eyeshadow
  • a nail polish
  • a brush

First Look

Nail Polish
Nail polish...
Jane ~ jane described as a gold,pearl and fuchsia micro glitter. It is very pretty polish. The cap of this polish is golden instead of traditional black cap. I have applied only single coat in picture but for opaque finish,two or three coats are necessary.

Eye Sheen Liquid Eyeshadow

Julep Eye Sheen Liquid Eyeshadow in deep bronze shimmer...
Deep bronze shimmer is a very pretty shade,it is a beautiful shimmer bronze-gold shade. These are water based liquid eyeshadows that dry and stay put all day long. It has a mousse like texture that can applied with synthetic brush and your finger. The pigmentation of these eye shadows are awesome, a single swipe of the product is incredibly pigmented.

Ink Gel Eyeliner

Julep Ink Gel Eyeliner...
It is much softer than any other gel eyeliner I have ever used. It dries very quickly and give matte finish. I love the finish of this product. It glides on smoothly. This is my favorite product from the February box.

Angled liner brush

Julep Angled Liner Brush...
I really like this brush. The bristles of this brush are really soft and sleek, so you can draw very clean and thin line.

Overall I'm very happy with February box, I love all the products and ink gel liner was a shining star for me.

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