Saturday, 23 May 2015

8 Mascara Mistakes You Are Making And What You Should Actually Be Doing - Salon in Malviya Nagar & Lajpat Nagar

#1. Piling on multiple coats
While you do need to layer on some mascaras, this however, does not mean you should go on applying as many coats as you like, thinking it will increase the eyelash length or volume. Allow the first coat to dry out completely before you layer it up with another coat. It will give you an idea as to whether you really need any more coats or not. Usually two to three coats of mascara are enough for it to work its magic.

#2. Not applying it right
When you apply mascara, you need to start at the roots and draw it out towards the tips for a complete coverage. Pull out the mascara wand in little wiggling motions to get proper volume and length. Make sure you wipe the excess mascara off the wand when you pull it out of the tube to avoid clumpy lashes.

#3. Ignoring your lower lashes
Most of you never bother about applying mascara on your lower lashes, because you think it is not important. However, applying it on the lower lashes makes your eyes pop even more. Always remember to apply mascara on your lower lashes first to avoid smudges on the top.

#4. Using waterproof mascara EVERYDAY
Waterproof mascara, as you may have experienced, sits stubbornly on your eye. It takes double the time to take it off. Moreover, if you are in the habit of applying it daily, you run the risk of hurting the sensitive skin around your eyes. It can cause irritation and subsequent eyelash fall out. To avoid such a situation, wear waterproof mascara only when you must, and opt for a regular one for daily use.

#5. Pumping the wand in and out
Do you wonder why your mascara tube becomes dry so fast? It is thanks to your habit of pumping the wand in and out too many times. When you do this, air quickly makes way into the container and dries up the mascara. This results in clumps and flakes, which then stick to your lashes and create a complete mess. Hence, it is best if you swirl the wand around inside the tube.

#6. Not using an eyelash comb
If you think a mascara wand is enough to apply it properly, then think again. You can use a lash comb to separate your lashes for a clump-free look. Use it if there is any excess product on your lashes after you have applied the mascara. You can even clean an old mascara brush and use it to remove excess mascara from your lashes.

#7. Using eyelash curler after applying mascara
If you use a lash curler once the mascara dries off, it can result in unnaturally bent eyelashes. More so, it can actually cause your eyelashes to break and fall off. So, to avoid looking weird and to also save your eyelashes from sacrificing themselves at the altar of your makeup kit, curl your lashes before applying mascara!

#8. Not getting rid of an expired mascara
Girls and their makeup are inseparable, but some forget that beauty products come with an expiry date. If not dumped on time, they can be a health risk. Using expired mascara, for instance can cause eye infections, redness and sties. Besides, it can dry your lashes and result in eyelash loss. We recommend that you scan your make up kit and toss expired mascaras in the bin. That is where they should be sitting, instead of your eyelashes. Ideally, you should be binning them every three to six months.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Best Chocolate Face And Hair Masks For You To Get Gorgeous Naturally - Parlor in Lajpat Nagar & Malviya Nagar

As heavenly as they are to eat, chocolates have equally amazing benefits for your skin and hair as well. Yes, you heard us right girls! There are a lot more ways than just eating these absolutely sinful treats, which make you happier. Wondering how? Well, simply by making your skin look younger and fresher, and nourishing your hair to make them shinier and healthier than ever.
So, without making you wait any longer; let us give you a few amazing chocolate hair and face masks to get gorgeous naturally.

#1.  Chocolate and fruits mask for skin toning

This is an excellent mask for your skin, especially during summers. Take 50 grams of melted chocolate, one medium banana, one apple, and one cup each of strawberries and watermelon. Mix all the fruits in a blender, and put melted chocolate in that mix. Now, resist yourself from consuming this tempting mixture, and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for around 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. And, you can blend the fruits in a bit more quantity than mentioned above, so that you can drink it to make your skin even healthier after you are done taking care of your skin from the outside!

#2. Chocolate and besan face mask for fair skin

Try this amazing face mask to get fairer complexion. Take a small bar of dark chocolate and boil it either in a double boiler or a microwave. Add one tablespoon of besan (gram flour) and one teaspoon curd to it. Also, squeeze half a lemon into this mix. If your skin is dry, then add fresh cream instead of curd in this pack. Blend all the ingredients to make a fine paste and apply it on your skin. Leave it for around half an hour and wash it off with normal water. Use this twice a week to get best results.

#3. Chocolate and oatmeal scrub for glowing skin

Get rid of your dead and dull skin, and flaunt a soft, healthy, and glowing one with this amazing scrub. Take half a cup of cocoa powder, three tablespoons of oatmeal, and one teaspoon each of cream and honey. Mix all these ingredients well and apply the scrub on your face and neck area. Now, gently massage your skin by simply moving your fingertips in circular motion. Once you are done massaging, leave the scrub on your skin for around 10-15 minutes. Now, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Not only will it make your skin radiant, but it will also make you feel relaxed after a tiring week.

#4. Chocolate, olive oil and egg yolk face pack for soft skin

This hydrating face mask nourishes your skin and makes it soft. To make this face mask, take 50 grams of chocolate (melted or powdered), one tablespoon olive oil, and one egg yolk. Put all the ingredients together and whisk them to form an even paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck area. Leave it for around 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this twice a week to get best results.

#5. Chocolate and green tea face mask for youthful skin

Look much younger than you actually are with this brilliant anti-ageing chocolate face mask. Take one small bar of dark chocolate and melt it. Add one tablespoon each of olive oil, honey and yoghurt to it. Now, add the content of two green tea bags in this and mix well. Apply this paste evenly on your face and neck. Let it dry and rinse it off your skin with normal water. The antioxidants present in aloe vera and green tea reduce the signs of ageing and give you a younger looking skin. At the same time, honey and yoghurt lessen the age spots and other marks on your skin.

#6. Chocolate and banana mask for shiny hair

Try this brilliant pack to add lustre and smoothness to your hair. Take one ripe banana and mash it well. Melt three to four cubes of dark chocolate and add it to the mashed banana. Let the chocolate cool down, and add half a teaspoon of honey to this mixture. Now, apply it all over your hair avoiding the roots. Wrap your hair with cling film and let it stay on for 40-45 minutes. To remove this mask, wash your hair with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. Repeat the process twice a month for best results.

#7. Chocolate and yoghurt mask for voluminous hair

Nourish your dry hair with this fantastic hair mask. Firstly, take a paste of melted dark chocolate (three to four cubes). Now, add half a cup of yoghurt and half a tablespoon of honey to it. Apply the warm (make sure it is not hot) paste throughout your hair, but avoid the scalp. Let it stay on for around 30 minutes and then wash it off with normal water and a mild shampoo. This pack adds instant plumpness to your hair by nourishing your hair cuticles.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Some Beauty Products You Don't Necessarily Need - Parlor in lajpat nagar & malviya nagar

1. Eye Cream
Ever wake up with puffy eyes and think a topical cream is your best fix? Think again. It's just as effective to use a regular cold compress, or even clean, cold cucumber and potato slices to reduce inflammation around your eyes in the morning

2. Primer
Unless you find that your makeup is melting off by the end of the day, you can consider skipping this to streamline your beauty routine. Instead, do small makeup touchups throughout the day and consider switching concealers if yours is fading too quickly.

3. Toner
If you're already using a cleanser and moisturizer with SPF, a toner might not be doing much else, says our beauty director, April Franzino. Plus, classic astringents have a high alcohol content and could strip and can dry out your skin. Then your skin will work hard to produce more oil, possibly making it oilier than before.

4. Eyeliner
If you're not doing a fancy cat eye, your mascara can replace your eyeliner. To mimic it without a pencil, Franzino says to simply wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes to create an extra dark line. Keep adding layers for intensity.

5. Leave-In Conditioner
Apply a dab or two of your regular conditioner — you can play with the amounts to find out what works best — to your hair after you shower. Or, try your own DIY deep conditioning treatment once a week: Rinse your hair clean and put a generous amount of conditioner on your strands. Put a plastic cap over your hair (this will trap heat) and let it sit for 20 minutes. Finally, rinse your hair for super-shiny, ultra-hydrated locks.

6. Full Coverage Foundation
Use a concealer or tinted moisturizer instead. Bonus: You won't have to buy expensive application brushes either.

7. Eyelash Curler
As your mascara is drying, place your finger at the base of your lashes and push them up toward your eyebrow for a few seconds. This can give them the same slight bend your curler will.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

This Beauty Trick May Be the Answer to Dark Circles - Salon in lajpat nagar & malviya nagar

Dark circles. We've all had them at some point. And we've all tried to cover them up. Concealer works, but sometimes that unslightly greenish/blue hue is still visible despite our best efforts.

Like a lot of women, beauty vlogger Deepica Mutyala, has tried to figure out the best way to cover up her dark circles. And recently, she stumbled upon a not-so-new (apparently, pageant contestants and drag queens have been using it for years) yet totally genius tip that promises to even out the skin color under your eyes. Hint: It involves using red or orange lipstick.

It looks super scary when you're putting the lipstick on, but it actually makes a lot of sense. On the color wheel, red and orange are directly across from blue and green so they cancel each other out. Translation: When you dab on that red or orange lipstick, it neutralizes the green or blue color under your eyes, making it less visible.

Want to try it out? Simply dab a clean makeup brush into your lipstick and start applying the color under your eyes. Mutyala, who admits to using much more than you probably need, suggests playing around until you find the coverage that works for you. When you're done, apply your favorite concealer and beauty blender to seal it in.

Monday, 4 May 2015

5 Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Tired - Parlor in Lajpat Nagar & Malviya Nagar

Mistake #1: You don't start with a moisturizer.
Having dry skin won't do you any favors in the looking awake department.

The fix: Pick a moisturizer with added SPF. It not only adds much-needed hydration back into your skin, but it also protect you from sun damage, which — surprise! — also ages you.

Mistake #2: You apply foundation all wrong.
Wearing way too much, wearing none at all, or wearing a color that doesn't match your skintone are all big no-no's. Why? Skipping it completely while still adding other makeup (like mascara) can make your skin look washed out. And caked-up foundation (even in powder form) can crack and make wrinkles and imperfections appear so much worse.

The fix: Find a color that works for you and apply it evenly. If you're struggling to find your match, add a swipe along your jawline or hand — either will help you find a shade that blends into your skin.

Mistake #3: You forget about blush.
Lack of color equals dull and lifeless skin.

The fix: If you're going to wear any makeup at all, stick with a moisturizer, light coverage foundation, a bit of mascara, and a swipe of blush. Start on the apples of your cheeks and apply toward your hairline. You'll look awake and refreshed in no time.

Mistake #4: You overdo the eyeliner.
If you wear too much, you eyes can appear smaller and more tired. Plus, deep black liners can exaggerate bloodshot eyes if you are actually lacking sleep.

The fix: Consider lining your lower lid with a lighter-colored pencil (pick one that is a shade darker than your skintone) to open up your eyes. Even a swipe of white can make you look more refreshed.

Mistake #5: You don't freshen up throughout the day.
Smudged eyeliner or uneven lipstick? An unkempt face screams that you need some zzz's.

The fix: Take a quick bathroom break (30 seconds is all you need) to remove any black smudges underneath your eyes, dab a bit of concealer on any trouble spots, and brush out your brows. It's the perfect beauty pick-me-up.