Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fashion at Academy Awards 2013

Sparkles, glitters and whites seemed to be ruling this lavish ceremony of stars. The red carpet dazzzled with their electrifying presence. Here are some of my favourite dresses:

Anna Hathaway in Prada
Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive
Charlize Theron in Diot Haute Coutre
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu
Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille
Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Coutre
Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen
Jennifer Aniston in Valentino Haute Coutre
Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

6 Makeup Breakdown at Grammy Awards 2013

Here are 6 of the Makeup details breakdown at the Grammys this year.
1.RéVive Tonique Préparatif for cleansing the skin
2.RéVive Intensité Crème Lustre to combat dryness and provide radiance
3.RéVive Les Yeux Pressé to hydrte the delicate eye area
4.Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation in Porcelain Ivory with a damp sponge to highlight the face
5.Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to camouflage imperfections
6.Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze to contour the cheekbones
7.Laura Mercier Eye Canvas to create a smooth canvas and to hold shadow
8.Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait around the eyes and blended it outward
9.Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Cedar was patted  to the center of the lid below the crease to create dimension
10.Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight to the inner corners of both eyes to "open them up and make them pop
14.Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Coffee Bean from the center of the lip outward, to avoid sharp lines and cool down the redness of the lip color
Make up Artist:Lisa Aharon
2.Mark's Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream in Warm Glow
3.Mark's Set Things Right Loose Powder
5.Mark's  Just Blushing Powder Blush in Cameo
7.Mark's  I-Mark Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in Corset
8.Mark's Keep It Going Shadow in Entourage
9.Mark's Get in Line Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner in Painted Black
10.Mark's Lash Act mascara in Blackest Black
11.Mark's Lipclick in Bare Hug
12.Mark's  Glimmer Shine lip gloss in Nude Glimmer
Make up Artist: Jamie Greenberg
1.Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation Shade 3
2.YSL Touche Eclat
3.Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre Brow Pencil
4.Lancôme Color Design Infinité 24H Eye Shadow in Continuous Creme
5.Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Coral Crush
6.Maybelline Studio Gel Liner in Black
7.Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara in Noir Midnight
8.Armani Lip Maestro 500 in Blush
9.MyFace Lip Liner in Nude
10.Sisley Phyto-Lip Star Lip Gloss in White Diamond
Make up Artist:Michael Ashton
1.Rimmel London BB Cream in Light -1/3 portion mixed with
2.Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Nude-2/3 portion to make the base with a sheer glow
3.Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush in Pink Rose on the apples of the cheeks
4.Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Black to define lashline
5.Rimmel London’s Glam’Eyes Eyeshadow Trio in Orion to contour eyes
6.Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige to highlight brow bone and eyelid
7.Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Mascara in Black
8.Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lipliner in Natural to line the lips
9.Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Crush
Make up Artist:Jake Bailey
1.COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation in Warm Carmel to conceal and form a base
2.COVERGIRL Classic Color Blush in Iced Plum to make her cheeks pop
3.COVERGIR TRUblend Minerals Bronzer in Golden Sunrise to warm up her skin
4.COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Shadows in Golden Sunset only underneath the crease
5.COVERGIRL Line exact Liquid Liner in Very Black to line eyes for a wow factor
6.COVERGIRL LipPerfection LipLiner in Passion all over the lip
7.COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot to top up
Make up Artist:Sasha Beecham
1.Simple Skin Care Soothing Facial Toner to prep the skin
2.Simple Skin Care Hydrating Light Moisturizer to moisturize
3.Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hr Primer in Light as a base
4.Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hr Full Coverage Foundation in Light-Medium to even out complexion
5.Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer in Light under eyes and around nose
6.Tarte Cheek Stain in Awakening dabbed to the apples of her cheeks
7.Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hr Blush in Exposed dusted lightly
8.Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess to forehead,cheeks & chin to warm up complexion
9.Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer all over the lids
10.Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow in Slate from the lash line to the crease
11.Tarte Beauty & The Box Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quad in Evoke The Smoke layered to give depth;mixed the dark silver and black shadows and smudged them along the top and bottom lash lines
12.Tarte Skinny Smoldereyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Onyx to rim the eyes
13.Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara
14.Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tint in Hope for a rosy nude hue
Make up Artist:Mai Quynh

Saturday, February 16, 2013

10 Products to Brighten Skin Naturally

Any beauty conscious woman would love her skin to be always bright, radiant and glowing. However, excessive sun exposure can cause loss of radiance and give a tanned look to our skin. Unwanted dark patches and spots can develop, making the skin look dull and dark. While there is a trend nowadays to use fairness creams to lighten and brighten our complexion, we should not forget Mother Nature has gifted us with ample of solutions for our problems. We can seek natural remedies to get a more brighter and glowing skin tone. Here are some ideas to brighten the skin effectively through some natural products:

1.Lemons: The vitamin C content in lemon is very effective in making the skin fairer. It is a natural bleach that works well to fade out dark spots on the skin. The antioxidant properties enable the skin to breathe and make it glow.
Take the juice of a lemon and soak a cotton pad in it. Rub it all over the face and other parts of your body like arms and neck, where you are prone to get sunburns.

2.Potato: Again, a vegetable rich in bleaching properties, potatoes help to fight discolouration of skin. It is known to be an essential agent to reduce pigmentation and blemishes.
Make thin slices of a potato and place them over the under eye area and leave for 10-15 minutes. It is the best natural method for removing darkness and fatigue.

3.Milk: Milk is known to eradicate sunburn and excessive tanning effects. The lactic acid of milk is a well-known ingredient to lighten the skin.
Dip a towel in a bowl of milk and exfoliate your face gently with it for 1-2 minutes. Rinse with water.

4.Tomato: The lycopene content of tomato is very good for the skin. It is a natural way to fight age spots and to make the face radiant and fresh.
Take some tomato pulp and rub on your face and other exposed parts of the body. Leave for 5 minutes and rinse with water.

5.Papaya: Papaya has high antibacterial properties and is very good for the skin. It is a good exfoliating agent and makes skin youthful and luminous.
Make a paste of ripe papaya pulp and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply to your face and body. Keep for 2-3 minutes and rinse with warm water. It acts as a very good cleanser.

6.Sandalwood powder: It is known to contain antimicrobial properties and is extremely good for the skin. Used extensively in professional facials sandalwood is highly recommended for skin lightening.
Take 2 teaspoon of Sandalwood powder and mix with 2 teaspoon of rosewater. Once it forms into a paste, apply all over your face. Keep for 20 minutes and wash off with water.

7.Turmeric: Turmeric is an excellent lightening agent. Ugly pimple and acne scars can be eradicated with the use of raw turmeric.
Take 2 inches of raw turmeric and make a paste out of it. Apply over the face and keep for 10 minutes. Wash with water.

8.Orange Peel: The rich content of citric acid in the orange peels makes it an excellent agent for turning the skin brighter.
While you eat the orange don’t throw away the peels, instead gently rub the peels from inside, on your face. It will exfoliate your skin in this process. Keep for sometimes and rinse away with water.

9.Thanaka Wood: This is a very popular product of Myanmar which is used by women to keep their skin glowing and flawless. It is actually derived from the barks of a tree and made into logs.
Take a thanaka log and grind on a stone slab with a little amount of water to make a yellow coloured paste. Apply over the face and keep for 15 minutes. Rinse off with water.

10.Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe Vera is known for its healing effects on wounds and cuts. It is a good medium to act on dark spots as well.
Extract the gel directly from an aloevera leaf and apply on your face. It will be absorbed by the skin.

So before investing our money in chemical-based skin lightening products, we can opt for these natural remedies that may act effectively and can be a solution to all problems related to skin darkening. These products are easily available and are known to actually give good results after use. These kitchen remedies can prove to resolve the skin concern of tanning and dark spots and help in revealing a lighter and brighter skin.All we have to do is to make out some time from our busy schedule for skin pampering.

Friday, February 15, 2013

10 Age-Spots Correctors

One of the most noticeable signs of ageing is development of Age Spots on the face. This can be the cause of harmful UV rays of the sun. The major activity of any anti-aging product is to fade away such existing spots and to defend any further from developing on skin. Common anti-aging creams may not act as effectively on very dark and seasoned spots. In these special cases, we need something extra. We have to go for target treatment products for resolution. Many popular skin care brands have come up with very efficient target treatment creams to reduce appearance of dark spots. Here are 10 such products:
1. Dior 'Diorsnow Sublissime UV' Whitening UV Spot Corrector SPF 50 PA+++: As much as it is necessary to eradicate dark spots, out of sunburn and aging, it is equally important to prevent them from coming on the face. This Corrector from Dior enables to reduce the appearance of age spots by acting as a veil over it and giving a flawless coverage. Gradually, with regular use, skin gets free of age spots and irregularities. The combination of Diorsnow brightening technologies and a powerful SPF 50 - PA +++ shield helps to clarify spots and to protect them from UVA/UVB rays.
2. Olay White Radiance CelLucent Fairness Spot Corrector: Excessive production of melanin is another cause for skin to get ugly, dark spots. This cream from Olay’s White Radiance Range, provides deep whitening to effectively target and reduce appearance of different types of dark spots caused by UV sun damage, aging and over-accumulation of melanin. The CelLucent series contains CelLucent Whitening Active that is a combination of Niacinamide, Pro-Vitamin B5, antioxidant Vitamin E and Hesperidin to achieve fairness from deep within cell layers. With regular use a more even skin tone is achieved and unwanted blemishes and dark spots are removed.
3.Chanel Precision Performance Dark Spot Correcting Cream: Pigmentation or formation of dark spots on skin is a natural phenomenon. They gradually appear on the skin, but can also become more pronounced due to frequent and prolonged, unprotected sun exposure. However, we have to deal with that. This cream from Chanel has exclusive Endormoline complex that is an assembly of three active anti-dark spot ingredients: Narcissus Bulb Extract, Liquorice Extract and a stabilized derivative of Vitamin C. This combination is able to slow the metabolism of pigment cells so that the skin regains evenness and luminosity Dark Spot Correcting Cream is a truly versatile skincare product that moisturizes the skin perfectly, making it soft and supple. It’s amazing gel-cream texture gives a velvety touch to the skin and creates a long-lasting matte complexion.
4. Vichy Idealia Pro - Dark Spot Corrector: This product is actually a serum with a more concentrated formula and ability to cure pigmentation. It boosts the brightness, tone and radiance of the skin by working in the skin's deeper layer, the dermis, to discourage skin darkness and blotchiness. The complexion is more radiant thanks to a DRM-Bright Complex made up of Vitamin Cg, Procysteine and Eperuline, which protects the skin's fibroblasts from oxidation and inflammation. It further refines and promotes vitality when the LHA content gently exfoliates dead skin cells.
5.Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector: It is unarguably one of the best products in this category. It effectively removes any traces of past blemish and pigmentation from the skin, by revealing a flawless and perfect complexion. It can be used twice daily for a long period of time without any side effect of dryness or patchy skin. The skin gets more even and clear with regular use.
6. Garnier Skin Naturals Dark Spot Corrector: Enriched with Vitamin C, this cream from Garnier’s Skin Naturals range gently exfoliates the skin's surface to help brighten the skin's appearance. It is a daily skincare product that evens skintone, reduces the appearance of darks spots and illuminates, whilst giving intense 24hr moisturisation. With regular use, the complexion appears more even-toned and younger-looking.
7. Estee Lauder Re-Nutrive Intensive Age Spot Corrector: This product has a highly-concentrated gel like texture, that starts acting immediately on target areas, to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration that have been caused through sunburns and aging.
8. La Roche-Posay Mela-D Dark Spots: It is a daily moisturizer for face and neckline developed to provide an efficient solution to address dark spots on a daily basis. It is rigorously formulated with Kojic Acid, LHA and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to effectively reduce signs of dark spots like brown spots and discoloration every day. It is recommended for treatment and prevention for the signs of pigment disorders such as age spots, sun spots, liver spots and freckles caused by UV rays, natural aging and environmental factors. With daily use the intensity of dark spots is visibly diminished and complexion becomes more uniform.
9. Lancôme 'Bright Expert' Dark Spot Corrector and Radiance Activator: This is a result of rigorous research from the laboratories of Lancôme, on hyperpigmentation and unevenness. Enriched with yeast extract, the powerful formula virtually erases dark spots to reveal an evenly radiant complexion. This clinically proven cream has been effective to reduce dark spots and actively redefine skin’s texture by unveiling a more youthful and brighter skin.
10. Neutrogena Ageless Intensive Tone Correcting Moisture SPF 30: A powerhouse of powerful active ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinol and Helioplex, this cream makes the skin brighter and more radiant by diminishing dark spots. The stabilized Vitamin C helps reduce the look of dark spots and visibly evens skin tone, RetinolSA works continuously to renew the look of skin throughout the day, and Helioplex , provides superior protection against skin aging UVA rays and helps prevent future discoloration.
These are some of the creams that can prove to be beneficial in erasing age spots and revitalizing the skin to reveal a more radiant and luminous complexion. Most of these products are dermatologically tested and clinically proven to work on all skin types and every skin tone, without any adverse effect. Inclusion of these types of products into skin care regimen can ensure a healthy and youthful skin for a long period of time.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

When you are in love, everything seems to be beautiful. Your happiness knows no bound and your whole world turns into a paradise. Lets celebrate the day of love, today on Valentine's Day. Love you all my readers.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fashion at Grammy Awards 2013

The strict dress code could not stop stars like Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry to shy away from showing ample skin. Some of the stars shone bright on the red carpet while some fell flat.
Rihanna in Azzedine Alaïa 
Adele in Valentino
Beyonce in Osman
Solange in Ralph & Russo
Florence Welch in Givenchy
Taylor Swift in J.Mendel
Karlie Kloss in Michael Kors
Alexa Chung in Valentino
Allison Williams in Kaufmanfranco
Natasha Bedingfield in Emerson

Indi wallet