Monthly Archives: April 2017


Perhaps the worst thing about a birthday is that it means we look yet another year older. Some women are lucky not to have this problem. Indeed, some women seem to stay the same age for years, and actually look a lot younger than they are. For women who look the age they are or – gulp – older than the age they are, birthdays can be a terrifying event!

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. While there is nothing you can do to slow down time, you can put the brakes on the ageing process. In fact, you can put the brakes on them so hard that you can actually look ten years younger than you actually are.

  • Find Ways To De-Stress

A really easy way to age yourself quickly is to do the things that make you stressed. Stress catalyses physical changes in your body that promote ageing. Cortisol is pumped out in its droves, and it triggers all kinds of problems. Dark circles appear under your eyes, you break out in spots and wrinkles, and you generally look older than you are.

  • Perform A Few Hair Tricks

Thinning hair is an obvious sign of ageing that’s not so easy to hide. A suggestion we have is that you apply volumiser to make the thinning not as obvious.

  • Eat More Fat

However, omega-3 fatty acids in particular (as well as other good fats) actually promote a better mood. This helps you to de-stress further (see above). Healthy fats also offer positive benefits to your skin, soothing inflammation and bringing out your skin’s former radiance. You can get omega-3’s from fish, such as salmon. If you don’t eat fish, walnuts are a good alternative, as are supplements.

  • Avoid Soap

To keep your skin looking young and fresh, it’s a good idea to stop using your regular soap. Swap it for a cleanser instead that washes your skin gently without stripping it of moisture. On that night, you should also moisturise at night and during the day.

  • Exercise

It’s important that you get off your chair and sofa and do some exercise. Exercise has been proven to tone up your muscles, help you lose weight, and improve your mood. All of which can knock a few years off your age.

  • Get More Sleep

The reason you’re looking older than you’d like at the moment could be that you’re just not getting enough sleep. Lots of us like to say that “sleep is for the weak” and that we just don’t have the time for more than 5 hours a night. But a lack of sleep really takes its toll, as it means your cells and DNA are unable to repair themselves as much as they’d like to. Get at least 7-8 hours per night.

  • Drink Red Wine

Not just any old alcohol, though. Don’t now think that you can go out tonight and get smashed on cocktails and tequila. Red wine is one of the secrets to long-lasting youth because it contains a substance called resveratrol. This is also found in the skin of grapes, which means you can just eat grapes instead (but that’s less fun).

  • Drink Green Tea

A bit more boring than red wine, green tea should be the tea of choice for anyone who wants to look at least ten years younger. Not only can get it reduce your risk of developing chronic disease, such as cancer, it can also reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and it can help you lose weight.

  • Drink Plenty of Water

This might sound boring, but it’s one of very important tips on how to look 10 years younger. Water is essential if you want your skin to stay hydrated and fresh-looking.

  • Eat Lots Of Fruit

All fruit is good for you. But when it comes to ageing, fruits that are rich in skin-preserving vitamin C are your best choice. Oranges, for example. Oranges are a good source of carotenoids, too, and protect your skin, keeping it looking youthful and glowing by eliminating wrinkles and fine lines. Other anti-ageing fruits include strawberries and pomegranates.

Remove Eye Makeup

  1. Always remove all your makeup before you wash your face.
  2. Take a cotton ball and wet it thoroughly with the remover.
  1. Start working on one eye at a time.
  1. Start with the upper lid and swipe the cotton ball a couple of times exerting minimum pressure.
  1. If maximum gunk has come off, use another cotton ball to remove the remains of the upper lid makeup.
  1. Repeat the same with the other eye.
  1. Use a fresh cotton ball soaked in eye makeup remover to give a final cleansing.
  1. Now move on to the lashes and kohl part.
  1. Be careful while doing this as too much of the makeup remover might burn your eyes.
  1. You can use a cotton swab/ear bud to reach the innermost corner of your eye.
  1. Use as much as the remover and cotton as required to thoroughly remove all the makeup from your eyes.
  1. Now remove the rest of the makeup from your face.
  1. Use a gentle cleanser to wash your face.
  1. Dab on some toner to close the pores.
  1. Use adequate moisturizer to pamper your skin.
  1. You can also dab on some under eye cream to provide some relief to your eyes.

How to Remove Eye Makeup Using Baby Shampoo?

  1. Remove off makeup from the rest of your face.
  1. Splash water on your face, concentrating on your eyes.
  1. Pour some baby shampoo onto your palm and work out a rich lather.
  1. Apply this on your eye and make some to and fro motions.
  1. Splash water again to remove the soap content.
  1. Repeat if required.
  1. Wash your face using a mild face wash.
  1. Follow your CTM routine – it’s very important to use a toner post washing your face, as it helps close the pores and makes skin healthier. A toner is also known to reduce blemishes.
  1. Dab on a good moisturizer.
  1. An under eye cream makes the skin supple and help you avoid eye bags and dark circles.

Remember, the baby shampoo might not be effective where long stay eye makeup products have been used.

Vaseline can also be used to remove eye makeup, but the waxy feel that it leaves behind requires further extra cleansing. Just swipe across a cotton ball smeared with Vaseline on the makeup and cleanse as usual.

Olive oil and almond oil can also be used like makeup removers, but they’ll sting the eye if they get in. This is one of the best solutions to the question of how to remove eye makeup naturally.

These are some safe and popular methods of eye makeup removal. Hope you would try these methods next time while removing your eye makeup.

3 Ways to Play with Color Mascara

 Just the tips

Grab your normal, everyday black mascara and sweep it on your top and bottom lashes. Next, try a crazy color! We went with Inglot Cosmetics Colour Play Mascara in 02 Green, which is a highly pigmented, almost electric green, and applied it just to the tips of the top and bottom lashes. Presto! A subtle-yet-still-visible color on the tips of your still-proper eyelashes. You can’t even see it unless you get pretty close, but when you do, it’s like your entire soul suddenly gets how awesome this is.


For a more obvious look that is still not in “Rainbow Brite” territory, try swiping your top lashes with black mascara and putting color mascara on just your bottom lashes. This can be fun to try with gently varying shades, say, black on top and navy on bottom, or add a cobalt on the bottom for a little more oomph. This works especially well with blue shades, because they’ll make the whites of your eyes look brighter, the same way blue-based red lipsticks will make your skin tone look cooler. “You look different! But…why?” – Everyone at work.

Let’s Blend

Your black mascara is about to get a facelift. Sweep on a coat of black mascara, and then do a second coat of a vibrant color mascara of your choice (what about purple? or burgundy?) Look at that! Is it black mascara? No. Is it color mascara? Adding a coat of color mascara to black makes the black appear multifaceted and a bit more interesting, without making you commit to Krazy Kolor Lashes all the way.

Don’t just treat colored mascara as a fun way to switch up your outfit, or an alternative to brightly-colored eyeshadow. Each colored mascara has its own special superpowers. A bright electric blue one is great for making the whites of your eyes appear even more blindingly white (perfect for the morning after a night out) whilst a deep plum tone is ideal for enhancing brown or hazel eyes. A glitter-drenched mascara will even give your lashes a subtle sparkle on the dance floor (or bus to work) without making you look like you’re stuck in a try-hard ’90s time warp.

If you’re a human who prefers to never leave the house without polishing your eyeliner-and-mascara combo to perfection, then this is the lavished-lashed look for you. In dark purples and navy blues, it offers the perfect way to refresh your office attire, whilst electric blues, pinks, and emerald greens create a gorgeous festival eye.

If you’re desperate for a way to add drama to your daily makeup routine without making your face look too “busy,” then a bright or uniquely colored mascara with a prettily paired-back face and lip is your new beauty best friend. A quick and easy way to add a playful touch to your daytime style, statement colored lashes make a perfect partner for picnics, beach outings, and just generally putting an extra spring in your step.

Already the queen of colored mascara?