MAC Ruby Woo vs Russian Red – Review

I was never a red lipstick person until I tried The Mac Ruby woo. It was, and still is, one of the best shade of Red I had ever worn. And then, comes The Mac Russian Red. It is again one of the reds that gives me a glamorous feeling every time I put it on. Trust me it’s not so easy to do a comparison review on two of my favourite lipstick , because obviously, I might sound a bit partial to either of the two shades, but I promise to keep it short, informative and balanced. ūüôā

MAC RUBY WOO

Website description: Very matte vivid blue-red. A long-wearing Lipstick formula with intense colour payoff and a completely matte finish.

MAC RUSSIAN RED

Website description: Intense bluish-red. A creamy rich Lipstick formula with high colour payoff in a no-shine matte finish.



About the lipsticks:

The overly famous Ruby woo falls under Retro matte category of the Mac Matte Lipstick. Retro matte lipsticks are super matte and can be extremely hard to apply on dry/ chapped lips. A well moisturized lipstick is a must before applying the lipstick on or it may look horribly sad. But, retro matte lipsticks has it’s own beauty. Since the texture of the lipsticks is super matte, the color payoff is amazing and it’s long-wearing formula is commendable.

Russian Red on the other hand falls under Mac’s matte category and therefore is very smooth and easy to apply. It is way off creamy and has high colour payoff. It has the perfect matte texture for all lip types and doesn’t have any shimmer or shine.

Swatches 

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MAC Ruby Woo vs Russian Red

Shade: At first glance, there is not much difference between the two shades. Both the shades have a blue undertone to it. When applied on lips, Ruby woo looks more brighter than the Russian Red as the later has more intense bluish tone.In short, Russian red is more deeper than Ruby woo.

Texture: Ruby woo is super matte and needs a good amount of swipes and the right amount of pressure to get the perfect red pout. Works best when your lips is moisturized. Russian red on the other hand is super easy to apply since it’s texture is that of a creamy matte. The matte texture of both the lipsticks helps the product from feathering, so you have a non messy lips most of the day.



Lasting power: They last up to 6 – 7 hours

Price: The lipsticks are priced at 1500 rs each

Which is my favourite out of the two?

Like I said, it’s very hard for me to pick either of the shade as I like both the lipsticks. Each of them have it’s own plus point to stand out. I like Ruby woo, but it’s mostly easy to wear during the summer. On winter it’s quite difficult to put up with the texture, provided I carry a lip balm along. Russian red on the other hand, has a fair amount of moisture to it so, using it during any season wouldn’t be a problem. Shade wise, since I love bright lip colour, I vote for Ruby woo as it’s brighter than the Russian Red. On texture, I vote for Russian Red, because it’s creamy and comfortable on lips.




Lipstick Hack: I am sure you all know this very common lipstick hack where you dab a little amount of loose powder over the lipstick to give it a matte finish. I tried the trick  with Russian Red lipstick , and I was surprised to see that it looked (almost) like Ruby woo. The powder minimises the deeper tone and gives it a bit brighter look.

For those who love rich matte Red lipsticks I suggest you guys try both the shades out!

 

Rosemary Hot Oil Treatment For Hair Growth: It Works!

Have you ever found yourself drawn towards the essential oil section of a departmental store where you carefully pick a tiny bottle of oil, with full interest read the label  like an expert and silently keep it back in the shelf either because they seem a bit costly Or you have never used?  Well, you are not alone.  :p





My first essential oil purchase was Lavender oil. I got that because I had trouble sleeping at night, since lavender oil is known to induce sleep I decided to try it. Yes, it worked! So then I went about buying Rosemary oil, tea tree oil and so on. At the moment, I have like 4 to 5 essential oil with me and I have realised that essential oils can be expensive, but if you use it rightly they will last longer and I am  sure you will  fall in love with the essences of essential oils.

So How Do I Use Rosemary essential Oil ?

Since essential oils are highly concentrated you will have to use them in very little amount, mostly adding it with other carrier oil.



Rosemary Hot Oil Treatment For Hair Growth:

You’ll need:

How to:

  • In a pan gently heat the base oils for few seconds. DO NOT OVERHEAT.
  • Carefully take the pan off flame and add 4 -5 drops of rosemary essential oil and give it a quick stir with a spoon.
  • Massage this oil into your scalp while it is still hot enough to handle.
  • You can leave the oil overnight or wash it after 30 mins.

I love using rosemary oil with coconut oil and castor oil. All of these oils have essential properties that helps in hair growth. My hair is wavy and it usually takes really long time to grow, especially when I dye my hair. So, in the last week of June when I coloured my hair and I could see the how dry and brittle my hair was turning,  I decided to try Rosemary oil and see how my hair responds.  In 2 and half months I could see that my hair has grown up to 2 inches long.

30th August

 

If your hair has stopped growing or you want to speed up the growth rate of your hair, try my method for three weeks and see if you can see any improvement.

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5 Amazing Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Beauty Routine

One of my favourite ways too use coconut oil is to pour few spoons of coconut oil in a bowl,mildly heat it, add my favourite essential oil and give myself a deep hot oil ¬†treatment at home every Sunday. ūüėÄ I love the way it makes my hair feel; soft and moisturized after shower. ūüôā I also like to use coconut oil with castor oil. They make the best oil combo for hair growth. Read my blog post on How to use castor oil for hair growth HERE

Ok, coming back to different ways to use Coconut oil…………………………



I have seen many who like to use coconut oil as cheekbone highlighter (something I wouldn’t dare to try as I have really oily skin), to shave conveniently ¬†(I can still try that), for oral hygiene using the popular Coconut oil pulling technique where you have to swish the oil for 20 mins followed by regular brushing your teeth( well, I can hardly keep the oil in my mouth for 30 seconds, forget about swishing ūüôĀ ) Likewise, there are many ways you can use coconut oil in your daily beauty regime, however, I like to use it simple!

 

Here are few ways I generally like to use coconut oil and really find them useful:

  • Natural Makeup Remover:
    Getting rid of makeup before going to bed is extremely important. But, most brand makeup remover are expensive (which I hate it)  and alcohol based (Better to use it sparingly). Instead, Why not use coconut oil? It is natural, antibacterial, and most importantly safe. I like to use it as my daily natural makeup remover. All I do is, take a tiny bit of coconut oil in my palm and gently massage over my face. Use a cotton pad to get rid of the oil and finally wash it off with lukewarm water. DIY Natural Makeup Remover




  • ¬†Moisturize Crack Heels:¬†Keep your socks ready! Take a bit of coconut oil and ¬†massage it over your heels ( make sure the oil is properly absorbed) wear a socks before going to bed. Trust me, you’ll wake up with a much softer and beautiful feet.

 

  • ¬†Treat chapped¬†lips: Dip your index finger in the coconut oil and smear it over your lips before going to bed.

 

  • ¬†Body Moisturizer: I like to use coconut oil only on my legs though. Not only does it moisturized but also adds a sexy shine.

 

  • ¬†Eye makeup Remover : Just take a few drops of coconut oil on a cotton pad and use it to remove your stubborn eye makeup. Trust me, it really works!

Do share with me your favourite tip using coconut oil, I would love to hear from you ūüôā



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