Saturday, 25 February 2012

Rose Water & Its Miracles ( Uses & Benefits)

Rose water is a miracle product brought to us by nature. It has lots of naturally good things like the Vitamin A and C and it has antioxidants that help in reviving tired skin and giving it a glowing complexion.  Rose is a natural astringent with anti-inflammatory qualities, as well as being excellent for hydrating and rejuvenating the skin.

1. Use It As A Setting Spray ( Kick Out MAC Fix Plus ;) ):
  Rose water works amazingly as a makeup setting spray. These days you can get rose water in a spray bottle. Keep it on your vanity table and spritz a little bit after you have finished doing your makeup and it will set it into place. It is the best thing to use if you feel that your foundation is a bit powdery or too matte, it will give you a very nice healthy and dewy finish.

2. Use it to remove your makeup:
  Pour a littel on a a cotton ball and gently rub in a circular motion on the face and around the eyes yo remove makeup.

3. Use As A Cleanser: 
It can be used as a gentle facial cleanser.  Make your own by mixing one cup of rose water, 2 teaspoons of glycerin and 10 drops of rose essential oil.  The essential oil will add to the cleansing properties of this rose water cleanser as well as help preserve it.

4.  Use As A Toner:
It can be used as a natural facial toner because rose water helps to absorb excess oil from the skin without leaving a drying effect.  Make your own by combining 1 1/4 cups of rose water, eight drops of glycerin and 3/4 cup of witch hazel in a dark glass bottle (this is important because you do not want light to affect the mixture).  Shake the bottle well before use, and apply daily with cotton balls or swabs.  Rose water toner is perfect to combat acne.

5. Use As An Anti-Wrinkle Agent:
  Apply rose water to your face to tighten pores and prevent wrinkles.  Acting as an astringent with anti-inflammatory agents, the rose water will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

6. Use For Irritated Eyes:
Using makeup and eyeshadows regularly can make your eyes feel dry and irritated. Rose water is very effective for irritation, redness and inflammation of eye. Put 2-3 drops in the eye 2-3 times a day.

7. Get Rid Of Excessively Dry or Oily Skin:
  Rose water helps to balance the pH of the skin, helping to control both dry and oily skin and can soothe many types of dermatitis.

8. Get rid of Acne & Black Heades:
Rose water is also used to treat pimples and to get rid of blackheads. The rose petals have antibacaterial properties and are soothing to the skin. Mix rose water with lemon juice and applying to the skin twice a week . Another way to use rose water is to boil petals in water and steam the face for ten minutes.

9. Get Rid Of Itchy Scalp & Induce Hair Growth:
As  rose water is anti-inflammatory and reduces dryness it it really good for dry itchy scalp. Rinse your head with rosewater mixed in water. It also nourishes the hair and induces hair growth by increasing the blood flow.

10. Use To Relieve Headaches:
  Use a little bit of rose water on a cotton ball and apply around the eyes, forehead and temples to soothe headaches.

There are many other uses for rose water as it in rich in vitamin and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used to treat sun-bruns, inflammed gums...can also be used as a hair conditioner etc. So all in all we can say that rose water is a magic ingredient which can be used for so many different things. And it is always good to have a bottle of rose water in your cupboard.

Disclaimer: Some tips were researched over the internet.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sleek Makeup New Blush By 3 Blush Palettes Pumpkin, Pink Sprint, Flame & Sugar

As everyone knows that Sleek Makeup blushes are my all time favourite drug store blushes but I was more than excited when I found out about the latest products to be released from Sleek Makeup and these are their two new blush palettes called "Pink Sprint" and "Pumpkin". These have not yet been released. But hopefully will see them in the market soon.
If I could, I would be doing cartwheels because I am so excited. These palettes are absolutely gorgeous. Each palette has 3 blushes in it. The size of the blush pans is slightly smaller than the usual Sleek blushes but they have the same great quality and have extremely high pigmentation.
These palettes have been formulated with intense pigment, yet the shades can be layered, in ordered to achieve the required intensity.

The "PINK SPRINT" palette consists of 3 fully pigmented matte blushers called "Pink Parfait" , "Pink Ice" & "Pinkini"

 The "Pinkini" shade is deep plumy pink shade. "Pink Ice" is a brighter pink very similar to the "Santorini" Blush which was limited edition with the Monaco Eyeshadow Palette but its a little lighter. "Pink Parfait" is deep mauve pink which I thought would be similar to "Flushed" blush by Sleek but it turns out its a completly different colour. In the picture below are the shades of Sleek blushes which I though would be similar which include Flushed, Santorini, Pomegranate. I was excited to know that all the shades are different.

The "PUMPKIN" palette consists of shimmer, satin and matte blushers called "P Pie (Shimmer)" , "Squash (Satin)" & "Lantern (Matte)"

"P Pie" is a golden orange blush with fine gold shimmer. "Squash" is a beautiful honeysuckle shade perfect for summer and high in trend. "Lantern" is a vibrant orange shade which is quite similar to the "Aruba" Blush which was a limited edition blush with the Sleek Curacao Eyeshadow Palette.
In the picture below I placed the sleek blushes that I thought would be the most similar which include the Limited edition Blush Pan Tao (Peach Collection), Life's a Peach, Aruba and Rose Gold.

I love these shades as they are a vibrant and bright addition to my Sleek blush collection. The packaging is great and the pigmentation is brilliant as always.

There are two more Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 blush palettes in "SUGAR"(Rust Brown Tones) and "FLAME" (Red tones)

 These palettes have matte and shimmer finish blushes.

I know for sure that those of you who are obsessed with makeup will go crazy after these just like me. Hopefully they will be released soon.
To get these palettes before they release in shops check them out on this VOGUE-n-DIVA Shop