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Home Remedy for Dark Neck

A dark neck is extremely unflattering. This pigmentation occurs in areas which have thick skin and multiple folds such as the neck or the underarms. There might be many products available in the market to treat this problem but there is nothing better than a home-made pack with natural ingredients. The DIY Home Remedy for Dark Neck mentioned below is one of the easiest and fastest methods to get rid of your dark neck problem. The ingredients used in this DIY Pack are also easily available at your home.

Home Remedy for Dark Neck

Things you would need.
  1. Vitamin E Tablets. You can also use Vitamin E oil if you have that.
  2. Lemon helps in lightening and brightening your skin.
  3. Aloe Vera Gel – This gel helps in keeping your skin hydrated and soft.
  4. Rose Water – Rose water is used to tone the skin of your neck as well as give the pack a nice fragrance.
  5. Olive Oil – Olive Oil has been used for various medicinal purposes.
  6. Turmeric – To brighten your skin.
How to make the Pack?
  1. Take one spoon of Aloe Vera Gel in a bowl. Fresh Aloe Vera Gel which has been extracted from the Aloe leaves can also be used in place of the one available in the market.
  2. Cut 2 Vitamin E capsules and pour the Vitamin E Oil in the bowl along with the Aloe Vera Gel. If you are using Vitamin E Oil directly, pour 3-4 drops into the bowl.
  3. Mix both the Gel and the Oil together to get an even consistency.
  4. Now take half-teaspoon of olive oil and mix it with the gel and oil mixture already prepared.
  5. After mixing the oil, the pack will have a milky consistency which would be translucent in nature.
  6. Lastly, add a half teaspoon of rose water. Freshly prepared rose water can also be used instead of the market purchased one.
  7. Mix the whole pack thoroughly and transfer it into a small container.


  1. Add a pinch of turmeric to your pack to make your pack more effective.
  2. Store the final mixture in a small container and keep it in the freezer for 15 minutes. The Pack will now have a thick consistency.
How to use the Pack?

Apply the pack all over your neck or other affected areas. As this pack contains oils, it will never dry completely on your skin. Keep the pack applied for 20-25 minutes and then remove with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a soft towel. Use this pack every day for a month to see significant results. A freshly made pack can be stored up to 1 week, given it is stored in the refrigerator.

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Garnier Light Complete Fairness Facewash

Garnier Light Complete Fairness Facewash Review

by Anjori C

Who is it for? The Garnier Light Complete Fairness Facewash is for anyone who is looking to reduce any dullness on their face which is caused by exposure to sun and pollution.

Price –

Rs. 85 for 50g

How to use?

Wet your face and take a small amount of the face wash on your palm. Massage the product on your entire face in circular motions for a few seconds and rinse off.

Sensitive Skin Alert?

– No

Garnier Light Complete Fairness Facewash Review

My Experience with Garnier Light Complete Fairness Facewash

Packaging – 

The packaging of this product is like any other regular face wash. It comes in a white colored tube with a bright yellow plastic cap. The cap in itself is strong and sturdy and doesn’t seem flimsy at all.

Colour and Texture –

The color of the face wash is white. It has a smooth and thick texture which is very similar to that of a Ponds facewash. It is somewhat creamy during the application but is easy to wash off.

Fragrance –

The Garnier facewash is lightly scented with slight hints of lemony fragrance. The overall fragrance is quite similar to other Garnier skincare products such as their face creams.

Effectiveness –

Facewash is quite effective in cleaning and brightening the skin. It removes any dirt and pollution from the face and makes the skin look brighter and radiant.

My Experience –

Although the facewash does what it promises to do, the effect of the facewash is not very long-lasting. It successfully cleans up the face and leaves the skin feeling light and clean but my face starts feeling dull within an hour of washing. The texture of the product is great. It is soft, creamy and extremely easy to apply. The skin feels soft and supple after use and it is suited for all skin types. The facewash has Yuzu Lemon Extracts which help in brightening and reducing the dullness of skin.

Garnier Light Complete Fairness Facewash Review 1


  1. Affordable
  2. Travel-friendly
  3. Mild fragrance
  4. Does what it claims to do
  5. Suitable for all skin types
  6. Easy to use
  7. Effective


  1. The results of the face wash are not very long-lasting
  2. It is a “fairness” facewash


If you are looking for a face wash to clean your skin and make it look bright and clean, you should consider purchasing this facewash. By no means does it make your skin fair, it simply removes the dirt and impurities on your skin which makes your actual skin color look brighter and more radiant.



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Causes And Remedies For Skin Pigmentation Around The Mouth

Many people suffer from dark skin around the mouth or Skin Pigmentation Around The Mouth. The dark skin looks very unflattering and unattractive.

Causes And Remedies For Skin Pigmentation Around The Mouth

What is it?

The darkness of the skin is called Hyperpigmentation which is caused due to the presence of excess Melanin in certain parts of your body. As the skin around our mouth is very sensitive, it is more prone to the effects of the excess production of Melanin.

What causes it?

  1. Sun Exposure – Exposure to direct sunlight for a long period of time can be a reason for the darkness around your mouth.
  2. Hormones – Hormonal imbalance can also play a major part in the excess production of melanin in your body.
  3. Hair Removal Creams – Chemical hair removal creams have an adverse effect on our skin. Not only do they darken our skin but the chemicals in them may severely damage our skin permanently.
  4. Anti-wrinkle creams – These creams have ingredients that trigger the production of melanin.
  5. Excessive waxing/threading – Continuous abrasion on the sensitive skin around your mouth can also be a reason for the dark marks around your mouth.
  6. Dead skin cells – If you don’t exfoliate your face once a week, there could be build-up of dead skin cells around your mouth which causes darkness and pigmentation.

Remedies for Pigmentation around the mouth

Rather than using makeup and concealers to hide the darkness, one should rely on natural remedies for the best result.

Here is a list of a few natural remedies to treat this condition –

  • Lemon

Lemon has been used to lighten up the skin for centuries. Using lemon juice to treat hyperpigmentation should be the first step. Lemon can be a little harsh on the skin if applied directly, therefore, mix the lemon juice with water in the proportion 3:1 for best results. Apply this mixture to the affected areas. Do this twice a week for about 2 months to notice results.

  • Egg White

Mix egg whites from 2 eggs with a little honey for moisturization. Apply this on your face to treat hyperpigmentation.

  • Exfoliate

Use a face scrub or a homemade face exfoliator to remove the dead skin from your face. Exfoliating twice a week is very important to maintain healthy skin. Use an orange peel face scrub for the best results. Orange, being a citrus fruit, just like lemon, helps in lightening the skin.

  • Aloe Vera 

Aloe Vera is used to soothing and nourishes your skin. It helps in lightening the skin around your mouth. You can use the Aloe Vera gels available in the market or extract fresh gel from an aloe leaf easily.

  • Turmeric – 

Everyone knows that turmeric is used to make your skin glow. It has properties that help in treating various skin problems. Add a few drops of water and make a paste. Apply this paste in a circular motion all over the affected area. Leave it on your skin for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

These remedies should be done regularly for 2-3 months to notice a visible change in your condition. Picking one of the remedies and working on it regularly will help you get rid of hyperpigmentation and give your skin a glow!


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Quick Home Remedy for Pore Tightening

Hi All! Today I will be sharing my Quick Home Remedy for Pore Tightening and Oil Control That has been tried and tested by me.

Quick Home Remedy for Pore Tightening

Why use Cucumber and Aloe Vera Ingredients?

Cucumber Juice can not only prevent the production of excess oil on your face, control acne and pimples but also helps in giving your skin a smooth and soft texture. Cucumber also helps in tightening up the large pores on your face and give a flawless looking skin. Benefits of Aloe Vera are known to all. Aloe Vera hydrates and moisturizes skin. Using both cucumber and aloe vera together can be very beneficial for your skin. The cold ice cubes help in making the large pores smaller.

Things you would need -
  1. Medium sized cucumber.
  2. A leaf of Aloe Vera
  3. Glass Bowl
  4. Spoon
  5. Mixer
  6. Tea Strainer
  7. Ice Cube Tray
How to make the cubes?
  1. Peel the cucumber and grate finely.
  2. Use a tea strainer to remove the water from the solid cucumber contents.
  3. Now take the aloe vera leaf and extract the gel from the leaf using a spoon.
  4. Mix both the cucumber water and the aloe vera gel together.

5.For a better consistency and to remove the stickiness of the aloe vera gel, use a mixer to properly mix both the ingredients.

  1. Now pour this mixture in an ice cube tray.
  2. Let the ice cube tray sit in the freezer for a day.
How to use these cubes?

Take one ice cube from the tray and massage it all over your face in a circular motion until the cube melts completely. There will be some small parts of cucumber left on your face but do not wash this off with warm or normal water. Use only cold water so that the effect of the cube remains.

Use these cubes every day to notice significant results. The cubes can be stored up to 2 weeks if they are kept in the freezer.

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Avon Little Black Dress Eau De Parfum Spray

Who is it for? The Avon Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray is a nice and seductive fragrance perfect for special occasions. Any woman who likes a nice oriental fragrance will love this one!

Avon Little Black Dress Eau De Parfum Spray

Price and Quantity

Rs. 1499 for 50mL

How to use?

Hold the bottle 5-7 inches away from your body and spray directly on to pulse points. Let the perfume dry without rubbing for best results.

My experience with Avon Little Black Dress Eau De Parfum Spray

Packaging – 

The perfume comes in a transparent glass bottle with a black cap which has some golden details. It comes in a black cardboard box, just like any other perfume. The packaging looks very luxurious. Even though the bottle shape is very common, the overall look is good.

Fragrance – 

Top Notes – Honeysuckle, apricot blossom, cyclamen, African ginger, Coriander

Middle Notes – Gardenia, Pink Peony, Jasmine, Datura

Base Notes – Sandalwood, musk, Japanese Plum

The fragrance of the perfume is feminine and soft. But, it isn’t light by any means.

Longevity – 

The perfume will easily last for 6-7 hours. I think it is a pretty good staying power given the price point.

Experience –

 I generally wear this perfume whenever there is something special in college or I have to go to a party. It is pretty long lasting and smells amazing. I have almost finished half of the bottle, which clearly shows how much I love this perfume.

What do I like about the product?
  1. Price is quite decent, given that it is Eau De Parfum
  2. Amazing looking bottle
  3. Premium and Oriental fragrance
  4. Staying power is good
  5. Easy to use
What don’t I like about the product?
  1. As the bottle is made of glass, it is difficult to carry
Would I repurchase/recommend?

I am surely repurchasing this one once I go through this bottle. I love the fragrance, I love the look and I love how it makes me feel. It isn’t extremely expensive, so I wouldn’t have to think much before purchasing it.

Author Rating – 4.5/5


Avon Illuminating Face Pearls- Yay or Nay?

by Anjori C

Who Is It for? The Avon Illuminating Face pearls are the perfect highlighter for day-to-day makeup as well as a special occasion makeup. This product is perfect for all highlighter fans! It can also be used as a compact powder over your base to give your face a shiny and glowing look.


Rs. 749 for 22 grams

How to use?

The product can be used in 2 ways –

  1. Highlighter – Use the sponge given along with the product or a fan brush to apply the product on the highpoints of your face – cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, and chin.
  2. Face Powder – The Illuminating pearls can also be used as a face powder. Take a little product on a Kabuki brush and apply it all over your face over your base makeup. Blend the product with the base to get a flawless look.
Any sensitivity alerts?


My experience with Avon Illuminating Face Pearls

Packaging –  The Pearls come in a black circular plastic box which is very sturdy. The look of the whole box is quite premium and has a nice finish. As the box is opened, there is a big circular sponge provided for application and the pearls lie underneath it. The overall packaging of the product is excellent.

Staying Power – The product stays on your face for about 7-8 hours but it does loose some of its shimmers after 3-4 hours. So a touch-up would be needed.

Texture – The pearls are extremely soft to touch and have a satin-like finish. But the product itself is quite powdery. The brush/sponge pick up the powder from the pearls. So, its basically a powder highlighter.

Pigmentation –  The pigmentation of the product is mediocre. The pearls are in 3 shades of peach which are all mixed together in the box. The pearls range from white to dark peach. The lighter colored pearls do not give any color to your skin. They have a transparent shimmer look. But the darker peach ones can be used as a blush too.

What do I like about this product?
  1. Packaging
  2. Easy to apply
  3. Soft and light color
  4. Gives a beautiful glow to the skin
  5. Highlights the high points of your face perfectly
  6. Good quantity
  7. Good texture
What don't I like about this product?
  1. Price is a little on the higher side
  2. The sponge is not of the best quality
  3. Not easily available
Would I repurchase or recommend?

I have used this product quite a few times now. Because of the subtle colors of the Pearls, it is perfect for both everyday makeup looks as well as a heavy makeup look. The peach color is very pretty and looks beautiful on the Indian skin tone. Yes, I would repurchase this product.

Author Rating – 4.5

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Hair Smoothening

Hair Smoothening: People often get confused between hair straightening and hair smoothening. Although the effects on your hair after the treatment might look similar, these are an entirely different process.Hair Smoothening

What is hair smoothening?

Hair smoothening, which is also known as protein treatment or keratin treatment more commonly, is a temporary chemical treatment to get straighter, frizz-free hair.

How is hair smoothed?

Formaldehyde solution is used to saturate the hair. This helps in re-aligning the structure of your hair. Your hair will then be blow-dried to set the hair and fix the newly-formed structure.

Is smoothening better than straightening?

Yes, definitely. Both, the process and the results are better if you get hair smoothening. The result is more natural with soft waves with a smooth texture as compared to needle straight hair which looks unnatural and stiff. The process is less harmful to your hair and the effects last longer as the change between your natural hair and smoothed hair is not drastic. When new hair grows out, there is a subtle difference only. The chemicals used in hair smoothening are less harsh as compared to the ones used in hair straightening, therefore, the damage is lesser.

Who should get hair smoothening?

Although most salon owners will tell you that you should get a Keratin Treatment done if you have frizzy hair, but do proper research before taking this step. Hair smoothening is not for everyone. If you have extremely curly hair, your hair might turn wavy but do not expect to get pure straight hair. The same is the case with thick hair.

How long does hair smoothening last?

The effect of hair smoothening lasts differently for different people. The effects depend upon the thickness and texture of your hair. On an average, the effect can last anywhere from 2 months to 8 months.

Side effects of hair smoothening

Like any other chemical treatment, Hair Smoothening will definitely have some side-effects. By getting processes like smoothening and straightening done, you are basically changing the chemical structure of your hair to look different. The chemicals touch your scalp and can enter the hair follicle. You might be sensitive to one or a few of the chemicals used and have serious allergy or rash on your scalp. The quality of your hair is also affected. This treatment might make your hair thinner and weaker. Dandruff is a very common problem after getting hair smoothening done.

Essence Eyeshadow Blockbuster

Essence Eyeshadow Blockbuster

by Anjori C

Who is it for? The Essence Eyeshadow Blockbuster is a matte skin colored eye shadow perfect for setting your eye primer or concealer.

Essence Eyeshadow Blockbuster

Price and Quantity

Rs. 199 for 0.08 oz or 28 grams.

How to use?

Prime your eyes with an eye primer or a concealer before applying your eye shadow. Use this to set the primer/concealer and as a nude eye shadow for blending darker colors.

My experience with Essence Eyeshadow Blockbuster

Packaging – 

This eye shadow comes in a plastic packaging, without a box. The shadow is sealed by a plastic covering with ensures the quality of the product you receive. Although the packaging doesn’t look very sturdy, after using it a few times, I find that it is quite decent. It is tight and will not open in your makeup bag if you carry it with you.

Colour –

 If your are of Light to Medium skin tone, this eye shadow will perfectly match your concealer. So the color make it a perfect shade for setting your eye base. It can also be used on the lid as well as be used for blending deeper brown shades.

Pigmentation – 

The pigmentation of this eye shadow is average. It gives a completely matte look, which is great.

Application –

 This eyeshadow can be applied with a brush or with a finger. You can use whichever you are comfortable with. The finished look is the same in both the cases.

Experience –

 I mostly use this eye shadow as a setting powder for my eye base but it can definitely be used as a lid color. I like the matte finish and how easily my eyeshadow blends after I apply this eyeshadow.

What do I like about the product?
  1. Affordable
  2. Nice quantity provided.
  3. Shade is perfect for Light to Medium skin
  4. Easy to apply
  5. Small and compact to carry
  6. Works great as a setting powder
  7. Can applied using a brush as well as finger.
What don’t I like about the product?
  1. The pigmentation isn’t very great, it could have been better.
Will I recommend or repurchase?

I personally like this product but I would say it isn’t a must have. If you like it, you can definitely give it a go, it wouldn’t disappoint.

Rating – 4/5

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Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner 4

Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner Review

by Anjori C

Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner  :The first thing anyone notices about you – your eyes. Therefore, basic black eyeliner is a must in every girl’s makeup kit.  Even without using any other makeup product, eyeliner will just brighten up your face and make you look more awake. Pair it with your favorite Kajal, and VOILA!! You’re ready for your day!

So today I will be reviewing very affordable but good quality liquid eyeliner – COLORESSENCE SUPER EXTEND LIQUID EYELINER.

Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner

Price: INR 150

Quantity: 6 ml


My Experience with Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner

I have been using this eyeliner for about 2 months now. And I have to say, it is one of the best eyeliners I have ever owned in this price range.

Packaging –

Coloressence Super Extend Eyeliner comes with a very decent packaging. It comes in a black colored plastic bottle with a long silver metallic looking cap. Going by the looks, it looks quite expensive. The brush provided in extremely soft to touch. It glides over your skin effortlessly, and without any breaks. The brush is actually on the thinner side, which in my opinion is an advantage as you could opt for both thin and thick looks with the same eyeliner.  It also can make sharp lines

Pigmentation –

This eyeliner is highly pigmented. Just one stroke is enough for an effortless-looking thin eyeliner look. Another layer can give a thicker look if you wish. It might look shiny on your skin just after you apply it but it turns completely matte after 2 minutes.

Staying Power –

The longest I have used this eyeliner without any touchup is 7 hours. So I believe it does a decent job of staying put on your eyelids but if you rub your eyes accidentally, you will smudge the eyeliner. It also smudges a lot while removal. A lot of cleansing milk/makeup remover is needed for the black color to completely vanish.

Texture and Consistency –

The consistency of the liner is nice and smooth. If you have a stable hand and some practice in applying eyeliners, 1-2 strokes will be sufficient for you.

Fragrance –

This eyeliner doesn’t have any characteristic fragrance.

Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner 3

Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner 4

Coloressence Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner 5

  1. Affordable
  2. Matte
  3. Trusted brand
  4. Long cap for better hold
  5. Deep black color
  6. Compact
  7. Long lasting
  8. No irritation of eyes or skin
  9. Easy to apply
  1. Not smudge proof
  2. Difficult to remove
  3. Takes time to get used to (liquid liner)
Would I Recommend?

Definitely. Its pros outweigh its cons. It is super affordable. At this price, it is a pretty good deal. Having a matte finish is an added advantage. The overall look of the eyeliner is decent. Good pigmentation with easy application makes it one of the best eyeliners in this range.

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Blue Heaven Xpression Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil 01

Who is it for? The Blue Heaven Xpression Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil 01 is a brown-orange shade which is perfect to use as a transition shade. This shade can be used as a transition shade in any kind of look.

Blue Heaven Xpression Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil 01

Price and Quantity-

Rs. 75 for 2.5 grams

How to use?

Prime your eyes with foundation or an eye primer. Use the stick to apply the eyeshadow directly onto your eyelids. Blend the eyeshadow properly using your ring finger or a blending brush. I would recommend using your fingers as the product blends better.

My experience with Blue Heaven Xpression Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil 01

Packaging –

The eyeshadow comes in a silver coloured chubby looking stick. A silver coloured sharpener is also provided with each eyeshadow pencil. The outer packaging is decent. But the stick is quite disappointing. The body of the pencil looks extremely cheap, the silver layer comes off in many places, and there are many scratches on the body. The cap is transparent, so the colour is visible without opening the product. But, the quality of the cap is even worse. It doesn’t fit properly and falls off easily. It is very flimsy and has cracks in it. The plastic of the cap completely broke after a couple of uses. Also, the shade is not mentioned on the pencil, only on the outer packaging, which is very inconvenient.

Texture –

The texture of this shade is creamy. The eyeshadow has shimmer in it, which tends to spread all over your face. The swatches of this shade are pretty good and first application on the eyes is also decent.

Colour and Pigmentation –

The color of this shade is very versatile. It can be used as the main color as well as a transition shade. The pigmentation is good but the blending is very difficult.

Staying Power –

The staying power is very poor. The eyeshadow also creases very easily within a few minutes of application.

Experience –

Blending this eyeshadow is a difficult task. Using a brush to blend is a futile effort. The best way to work with this eyeshadow is to take to the product on your finger and apply it all over your eyelids. Then taking the pencil, apply directly where a darker shade is needed. But even after this, the eyeshadow might look patchy. Along with this, there are high chances if creasing as well.

What do I like about this product?
  1. Pigmentation
  2. Affordable Price
  3. Colour is versatile
  4. The texture is soft and creamy
What don’t I like about this product?
  1. Extremely difficult to blend
  2. Staying power is bad
  3. Packaging is pathetic
  4. The eyeshadow creases very easily
  5. Patchy look
  6. Shimmer spreads all over the face
Would I repurchase or recommend?

No, I will not be repurchasing or recommending this product to anyone. The color and texture are good but the cons are too many to even consider spending money on this product.

Author Rating – 2/5

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