My #SecretsRevealed + Contest by Shiseido’s ZA

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*Shhhh, come closer so I can whisper my secrets to you. You have to swear you won’t tell anyone about them. Anyone. Pinky promise?*

I keep getting a lot of emails from you asking me about my beauty secrets, my selfie secrets, my makeup secrets and my diet secrets. I will reveal my secrets to you today. And if you reveal your secrets back to me[in the comments below], 5 of you lucky chaps will have a chance to win gift hampers from ZA Shiseido!



#SecretsRevealed Contest by ZA Shiseido



#SecretsRevealed Contest by ZA Shiseido

But first you have to promise me that you will take my secrets to the grave with you and not reveal it to anyone.

#SecretsRevealed Contest by ZA Shiseido

 #BeautySecret: How do you have such beautiful skin?

I actually don’t have *such* a beautiful skin, my skin is ok. Lighting when taking photos makes all the difference. But I do work hard on my skin and follow a skin care routine. One beauty secret I swear by is green tea ice cubes. I rub my face every night with green tea ice cubes before applying moisturizer. Green tea is rich in anti oxidants and helps fight free radicals in your skin. Free radicals are responsible for aging. Green tea also has anti bacterial properties. Therefore, by using green tea ice cubes every night, you are fighting aging and acne naturally.

#SelfieSecrets: How do you take such pretty selfies on Instagram?

I use an app called Wonder Camera. That app takes the best selfies possible. The normal front camera in my mobile sucks – it blurs and adds a lot of noise. Wonder Camera on the other hand, reduces noise, adds light, highlights my best features and just generally takes better pictures! Try it to believe it.

#MakeupSecret: What is the one makeup item you think will make me look prettier?

one makeup item I will suggest is the eyebrow pencil. Defining eyebrows will make you look so much more prettier and put together. The effect is very subtle but makes a HUGE difference. That’s my secret for everyday, rush hours.

#DietSecret: What’s your exercise routine/diet plan? How are you so thin?

I actually don’t have any. I don’t religiously exercise or fuss about healthy eating . I know it sounds awful but between having a job and a blog, I really don’t get the time to visit a gym. But even if I did have time, I wouldn’t, I hate gyms, those machines look like monsters to me. But I do take stairs whenever possible, [try very hard but fail like 80% of the time to] avoid junk. One thing I can advice is  to never skip your breakfast. Eating breakfast will activate your metabolism for the day and burns food faster.



#SecretsRevealed Contest by ZA Shiseido



#SecretsRevealed Contest by ZA Shiseido

Those are my secrets! Now its your turn to reveal your secrets to me and 5 lucky girls can win Shiseido’s  Za True White products!

Rules of the contest:

Comment below and tell me any two of your secrets with the hash tag #SecretsRevealed and subscribe to my email service here[do remember to verify your subscription through your email].

I will go through the comments and subscription list and pick 5 winners. Contest closes on 2nd August! Hurry.

and shhhhh,
xoxo
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22 Comments on My #SecretsRevealed + Contest by Shiseido’s ZA

  1. Anupama eyyunni
    July 21, 2014 at 10:47 AM (3 months ago)

    #BeautySecret: How do you have such beautiful skin?

    Thanks to my Mum and Nani, I have inherited clearer skin from them. Also I religiously follow my skincare routine, specially my night care routine because creams, etc that you apply in night time works 1000 times better for your skin. Also I make it a point to add boiled vegetables, tons of water and lots of fresh fruits to my diet. My beauty secret is to use raw milk as toner, helps in fading dark spots and you’ll notice a clean and radiant.

    #SelfieSecrets: How do you take such pretty selfies on Instagram?

    I don’t use any app, just my iphone and I’m wway to go. I use apple iphone, it has one of the best camera which is apt for taking gorgeous selfies.

    #MakeupSecret: What is the one makeup item you think will make me look prettier?

    Lots and Lots of Mascara. I make it a point to apply 2 coats of waterproof mascara, no matter how important work it is. I’m prone to getting eye infections when I apply kohl in my waterline. Hence, I skip kohl and go for mascara. Mascara gives volume and lengthens my lashes giving it a fuller look and open my eyes on a dull day. As its waterproof, I can even enjoy rains :p

    #DietSecret: What’s your exercise routine/diet plan?

    Walking daily is a must have for me, Further more, I exercise once daily and strictly follow Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I have already completed the complete 30 day program once and lost around 5 1/2 kgs. I don’t go to gym. And Yes, I too take stairs (4th floor) and avoid Junk food although I cheat sometimes and have my favorite pasta and pizza ;p

    Fingers crossed and hope to win!

    Have already liked you and following you everywhere.

    Reply
  2. sugandha
    July 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed

    My secret is i put cucumber ice cubes to get eid of acne n dark circles n for frizzy hair i have great pack to get rid of d tan
    #SecretsRevealed
    Take a slice of cucumber and two slices of tomato.Grate them in a bowl.Add half a spoon of milk cream, a pinch of turmeric , 3-4 drops of lemon juice, and one spoon honey.Add two spoonfuls of besan (chickpea flour) to the mixture.Apply it to the face and neck and rinse off after 20 minutes.

    2) A Hair Mask to Fight Frizz – Mix 1/2 cup of yogurt,1/2 cup of honey and 1 tbsp of almond oil together and apply all over your hair. Leave it in for 20 minutes and then rinse off with a shampoo(it is very very good)
    3)apply aloe vera on urface at nuy n sleep iyt gives antiseptic properties n glow n splash red wine on ur face n cheeks to get instant glow
    thanks
    sugandha dixit
    i have subscribed to ur updates

    Reply
  3. coralcrue
    July 21, 2014 at 2:06 PM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed

    #BeautySecret
    This is what works for me. I stay away from noise, pollution, negative people and emotional leechers. Stress is what shows on my skin in the form of pimples. Everytime I stress out or have a period, I have break outs. So that is my NO.1 tip for ANYONE!
    no.2 beauty secret is Do not dump garbage into your stomach. Because when your stomach gets polluted with processed and junk food like chips, fried items, burgers, fast food and anything that is not well made or home made, then your entire skin goes beserk, you start feeling sluggish and look dull.
    3. I love making my own home made face packs. My go to one is squeeze out fresh coconut milk (can make it in a grinder) and get a hold of fresh kasturi manjal(turmeric root), grate a pinch of it and make both of this into a fine, smooth paste and apply on your face and body. Hello! Beauty skin :)
    4. How can I forget the most important of all – WATER. Drink up because dehydration is what shows on your face as problem areas.

    #Selfie Secret: Never take a selfie by placing the lens of the camera below chin level, slightly higher than your eyes would be the best positioning for the camera lens.
    Make sure you have some good mood lighting around like those you see in 5 star hotels. Yellow lighting also makes for softer and glowy pictures.
    Adding a baby or a two year old to the pic, makes you smile naturally and lends for an awesome picture (just kidding….no, I’m not!!! hahahhaa)

    #Makeup Secret
    I love using the subtlest of shades. For instance, if my lip colour is a light pink, I try to go for a lip shade that is just somewhere around my natural lip colour. Same with the cheeks. It’s only for eye makeup that I prefer using the darkest and long lasting Kohl pencils. I like Lakme Eyeconic Kajal thus far, by the way. I like to keep my makeup very simple, subtle and fresh all the time. The no Makeup look is what really works for everyone. One should let your natural beauty rise above the makeup and just learn to highlight your best features.

    #Diet Secret
    I hate Hate HAAATe the gym but my partner pushes me to go with him in the morning. I have noticed all my health and skin issues disappear within one week of working out on the elliptical for 30 mins and that’s all it takes along with eating clean. I enjoy a cup of white tea daily and it takes care of the flab around my tummy. Girls, you have got to try white tea. Ditch the green tea and trust me on this one to remove flab from your tummy area :)

    Reply
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    July 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM (3 months ago)

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  5. Ramya
    July 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed

    #BeautySecret: Always use a toner at night
    #selfieSecret: I use this app called VascoCam. Takes pretty good pics.

    Hope to win!

    Reply
  6. Riya
    July 22, 2014 at 11:47 AM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed

    #MakeupSecret: I love using BB creams and setting it with a compact. It gives a coverage as good as any foundation.

    #DietSecret: I skip meals sometimes :p

    Reply
  7. sugandha
    July 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM (3 months ago)

    hii
    i have n number of tips but i guess first d one is red wine use it n massage it on urface for 10 mins n wash after 15 ins it will work wonders!
    2.drink green tea n see detoxifying effect
    3.drink edible aloe vera gel n see it works wonders for skinn digestion.
    4 apply a paste of almonds , besan , turmeric n milk n get back d glow.
    5. apply aloe vera on ur skin religiously.
    6.drink warm water in d morning.
    mix lemon jice , honey rose water n apply on face n skin nu ll see d radiance.
    7.face pack made of green tea works well mix powdered tea with curd or milk
    for dandruff apply lemon juice n rinse.

    8 apply grapes on ur face i mean pulp n see dcharm ing look
    i can go on n on ….dat it for nowww..muah love u taksecrae

    Reply
  8. sugandha
    July 22, 2014 at 11:59 AM (3 months ago)

    1. Rubbing a raw potato on face to removes marks and pigments. it also helps to reduce my dark circle.

    2. I always apply Sunscreen lotion when go outside it protect my skin from sun…..I wear it every day, even if it’s not sunny and even if it’s cold. The
    sun’s rays can reflect off water, sand, and snow. Reapply every two
    hours

    3.Mix gram flour and warm honey.I Apply this paste regularly to my face for 20 mins. Wash it off, thoroughly with cold water.

    4.A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. I always Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins And get plenty of sleep for good health and to avoid dark circles, fine lines, dull skin, and other side effects of bad rest.

    5. Last but not the least offcourse water…..I drink minimum 8 glasses of water daily, it helps to keep my skin healthy n shiny :)

    Such a awesome giveaway n really wanna win this ..Fingers Tightly Crossed (^_^)

    Reply
    • sugandha
      July 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM (3 months ago)

      #secret revealed
      1. Rubbing a raw potato on face to removes marks and pigments. it also helps to reduce my dark circle.

      2. I always apply Sunscreen lotion when go outside it protect my skin from sun…..I wear it every day, even if it’s not sunny and even if it’s cold. The
      sun’s rays can reflect off water, sand, and snow. Reapply every two
      hours

      3.Mix gram flour and warm honey.I Apply this paste regularly to my face for 20 mins. Wash it off, thoroughly with cold water.

      4.A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. I always Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins And get plenty of sleep for good health and to avoid dark circles, fine lines, dull skin, and other side effects of bad rest.

      5. Last but not the least offcourse water…..I drink minimum 8 glasses of water daily, it helps to keep my skin healthy n shiny :)

      Such a awesome giveaway n really wanna win this bcz my birthday is coming so this would be the best gift for me ever….Fingers Tightly Crossed (^_^)

      Reply
    • sugandha
      July 22, 2014 at 12:03 PM (3 months ago)

      hii
      #secretsrevealed
      i have n number of tips but i guess first d one is red wine use it n massage it on urface for 10 mins n wash after 15 ins it will work wonders!
      2.drink green tea n see detoxifying effect
      3.drink edible aloe vera gel n see it works wonders for skinn digestion.
      4 apply a paste of almonds , besan , turmeric n milk n get back d glow.
      5. apply aloe vera on ur skin religiously.
      6.drink warm water in d morning.
      mix lemon jice , honey rose water n apply on face n skin nu ll see d radiance.
      7.face pack made of green tea works well mix powdered tea with curd or milk
      for dandruff apply lemon juice n rinse.

      8 apply grapes on ur face i mean pulp n see dcharm ing look
      i can go on n on ….dat it for nowww..muah love u taksecrae

      Reply
  9. sugandha
    July 22, 2014 at 12:08 PM (3 months ago)

    hi
    #secretsrevealed
    hii
    i have n number of tips but i guess first d one is red wine use it n massage it on urface for 10 mins n wash after 15 ins it will work wonders!
    2.drink green tea n see detoxifying effect
    3.drink edible aloe vera gel n see it works wonders for skinn digestion.
    4 apply a paste of almonds , besan , turmeric n milk n get back d glow.
    5. apply aloe vera on ur skin religiously.
    6.drink warm water in d morning.
    mix lemon jice , honey rose water n apply on face n skin nu ll see d radiance.
    7.face pack made of green tea works well mix powdered tea with curd or milk
    for dandruff apply lemon juice n rinse.

    8 apply grapes on ur face i mean pulp n see dcharm ing look
    i can go on n on ….dat it for nowww..muah love u taksecrae

    Reply
  10. sugandha
    July 22, 2014 at 12:12 PM (3 months ago)

    hi
    #secretsrevealed
    hii
    the best tip for shiny hair is to use vinegar..take one glasd of water and put two tea spoon in it..n then pour on ur head..it is d best conditionar that can u get..simply d best..

    To lighten ur dark spots use olive oil and almond oil..mix it well and apply on ur face…it will gv u d spotless and glowing skin..

    Reply
  11. Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup
    July 22, 2014 at 1:14 PM (3 months ago)

    Superb! I am definitely trying out Wonder Camera! Thanks for sharing babe

    Reply
  12. Deepali
    July 22, 2014 at 2:11 PM (3 months ago)

    #secret revealed

    My secret No-1 is for the healthy glowing skin;a perfect 8 hours sleep followed by a morning walk everyday

    And secret No-2 is for a healthy and creative mind; Keep a smile no matter wat and surround yourself with positive ppl.

    Try this….It does work!

    “Never Hesitate, never feel low….Wear a Smile and steal the Show”~~~~~Unknown

    Reply
  13. Zoya
    July 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed

    #SelfieSecret: I always take selfies in sunlight. There is no better light than sunlight
    #makeupsecret: Kajal is my must have makeup item. It makes me look more awake instantly
    #BeautySecret: I drink green tea regularly
    #dietSecret: I don’t follow any diet. I have no patience for it :p

    Please, pick me! :*

    Reply
  14. Preethi
    July 22, 2014 at 4:36 PM (3 months ago)

    Hiii,

    #SecretsRevealed

    1. I love applying lemon juice on my skin every night, it helps with tan removal
    2. I walk every morning for 40 mins. Helps me maintain my figure ;)

    Reply
  15. shweta sarawgi
    July 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM (3 months ago)

    I am going to try wonder camera too .. nice tips..

    Reply
  16. Neha
    July 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed
    #BeautySecret: I drink lots of water and follow my CTM Routine regulary twice a day and try to use natural products as much as possible.
    #MakeupSecret:I always use my mascara and lip gloss before stepping out of the house.
    #DietSecret: I don’t follow a strict diet. But try to stay away from sugar, refined flours, oily nd junk food. Also my green tea helps me to stay in shape.
    #SelfieSecret:Always take selfies in good light whether it be outside or artificial light. Also there is a app called Perfect365 which is good for correcting skin flaws and virtual makeup for selfies.

    Reply
  17. Rajvinder
    July 29, 2014 at 8:23 PM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed Hi GlamourJournals Team,first of all please accept a big thank you for providing this platform where in one we can not only express our love for our foremost favoritebrands howeveer grab a chance to showcase and express our self too ..so here is my participatory entry for the contest…Here are two of my secrets taht i hid in my heart but now via this platform i wish to share :)

    My Beauty Secret # I used to wear specs and recetly switched to lenses ..and now can’t live without lenses..but since long spces day i was huge fan of and used to apply eye liner and Mascara… AS these not only help me look adorable however also helps to reduce visiblity of dark cirlcls ..they are the ones who ere my companion since specs days and now it feels like i wedded with these two and can’t live without them.So to conclude these are the Culprits who should be blamed for my beauty ;)

    Here is another secret of mine –

    Diet Secret # according to me clear and flawless skin can be achieved by makeup but it means artificially…True clear,Flawless skin can b achieved when your skin is healthy from inside..and when one’s,skin is healthy from inside confidence comes naturally as nothing matches Pure beauty and flawless personality so my idea for Diet is to have these essential elements without whom I wouldn’t mind skipping a meal too… I Believe diet should include certain ingredients specifically to give you a healthy food …these ingredients should be used in every recipe where ever situation allows as ingredients play an important role in building of any foundation and this goes with food too..That’s why here am I trying to share my dietary forms,I am great fan of Peppermint Mint as it eases stress, soothes the skin..and gives a cooling feel inside I add this in my desired drinks and chuntnies …no one can forget Water as it’s not only crucial for the functioning of the body but it is the best way to clear system to which’ s most important and basic step to get healthy skin. I consume substitute milk to absorb the nutritious vitamins and minerals. Lactic acid and the enzymes improve the skin.I can die for Nuts as they are not only delicious but contains selenium and zinc.and what tops among all is almonds as it help purify the blood and provide nutrients which is beneficial to the body.Brown rice is must intake as these contain antioxidants which are beneficial for the body.
    Garlic a basic herb that’s normally used in household but few are only fond of even I was earlier not a garlic person but it purges the body and the blood from harmful bacteria. And we all know that A clear system and good blood circulation improves the condition of the skin.hence I sacrificed my taste buds for this …Tomatoes are also a love of my life as these Protect skin from the sun with tomatoes reduces the oiliness of skin also help cure sunburn.Eggs Another good source of selenium are eggs. They also contains zinc and protein, which are both beneficial for healthy skin.I am eggitarion because of all these skin benefit…and at the end intake of green tea as it makes me energetic at the same time makes my system healthy from inside :)so to conclude intake of all mentions in my diet has not only improved my skin from inside but also blessed me with confidence and beauty that every girl could dream of <3

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  18. sugandha
    July 30, 2014 at 10:18 PM (3 months ago)

    hi #secretsrevealed
    1)old remedy fr d glowing skin n removing tan is soaking kesar in raw milk ovrnight and applying it with cotton on face and wash off aftr 20mins…n tada! It works wonders.
    2)Applying Jaiphal paste on scars and marks make them disappear miraculously!

    Reply
  19. Suneha Bhatia
    August 2, 2014 at 3:10 PM (3 months ago)

    #SecretsRevealed

    #BeautySecret: One of my biggest skin concerns is it gets tanned very easily during summers n i have to find ways to get rid of this tan.. :/

    I follow following skin regime to do away with the tan.

    1. Aloe vera- i swear by it..i have an aloe vera plant at home n i apply it’s juice all over my skin during bedtime…i can notice difference in my skin within 3-4 days..

    2. Mixture of papaya pulp, fuller’s earth and rose water…i apply it for 15-20 min once a week or may be fortnight…

    #SelfieSecrets:

    1. Before taking selfie, I make sure there is proper lighting. Natural light works the best here.

    2. By experimenting with different angles, I have learnt that selfie taken from the left side of my face works the best in my case. So, it’s essential to find out which angle works the best.

    3. I also make sure the background is nice while taking a selfie. It makes a huge difference to your selfie.

    4. I also try different camera settings like black & white etc at times.

    5. A good pic editor software is always at your rescue at the end :) I use BeFunky, InstaFrame, Gloomlogue softwares to correct any imperfections and flaws.

    #MakeupSecret: One makeup item which makes me look prettier is kajal. Along with the classic black kajal, I have started experimenting with different colors. I am liking Lakme iconic kajal in new shades.

    #DietSecret: I cant stick to a routine all the times. But, I try to do atleast 30-40 min of workout 4 days a week. I choose different type of workout every week like jogging, yoga, aerobics, dance so that I dont get bored doing same kind of workout every day.

    It’s hard to control your food cravings and follow a strict diet everyday. But making small changes to your eating habits makes a lot of difference and help you stay fit and active.

    1. I make it a point to intake only small portions of fried/ junk food, sweets etc.

    2. I include more of veggies, fruits, juices in my diet.

    3. Substituting few food items with healthier options like normal tea with a cup of green tea, sugar with honey, white bread with multigrain bread, full cream milk with skimmed milk, normal rice with brown rice certainly helps a lot.

    Have subscribed to your mail service :)

    Reply
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