Facial Mists: How I use them

Facial mists are relatively new in my life, and I can tell you that they are here to stay.

Just like cleansing oils, I feel facial mists have become popular only very recently in the beauty world. There are so many kinds of mists available in the market and up until recently, I did not see a point spending a lot of money on face mist. I was happy with my regular toners but soon enough time came when I could not resist anymore and jumped on the facial mist obsession bandwagon. Continue reading

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Lip care in Summer: My routine and products

The only lipcare I knew for almost all my adult life was using petroleum jelly during the wintertime. But as I got more interested in wearing lipsticks, I realized that my lips do need some TLC afterall. So, today I want to share with you my lip care routine or generally speaking, what I do for keeeing my lips hydrated  and smooth not just in wintertime but all through the summer and transition season.

  1. Exfoliate: Just like other parts of the skin, lips also accumulate dead cells and exfoliation is the best way to get rid of them for smoother lips. I use the “Mint Julips”  scrub from Lush cosmetics, which is simply a mix of mint and sugar granules but works wonders. It is a staple for me throughout the year. Mixing olive oil into sugar can also provide some very good exfoliation.

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First-aid Beauty (FAB) Facial Radiance Overnight Mask: Product review

Hey all,

I am sure you all will agree,  night time skincare routine is so much fun and effective. Good night sleep, itself is a great booster but combined with overnight skincare really helps our skin to rejuvenate and prep for fighting against the environmental factors that constantly work against our skin.

Overnight masks are for sure fun to add in the skincare routine but it is really essential to seal it or any night serum with a good sleeping moisturizer /cream.  Talking about which, do visit my dear blogger friends from Chai and Lipstick as they are reviewing a great overnight cream option on their blog today. I always find their reviews super helpful.

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What it is to live with Hashimoto’s disease?

Today’s post has nothing to do with skincare or make-up or fashion. It’s all about sharing my story living with Hashimoto’s disease. It is one of the most misdiagnosed diseases and like many other people I also spent several emergeny  and regular visits to the hospital and after months and months of suffering, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

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My favorite “under-eye highlighting” products : Mini reviews on products from NARS, Benefit Cosmetics, Bourjois and YSL

It’s so good to be posting on the blog today after a short break. Blogging is my hobby and sad truth is sometimes hobbies have to take back seat. Anyway, today I want to share my love for under-eye highlighters. Who knew making those triangles under your eyes will become the key step in getting that perfect, flawless make-up look ! huh!

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Lush Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser : Product review

It is only very recently, I started counting facial cleansers as skincare products. Call it a boom in skincare consumerism or power of marketing gimmicks, cleansers have now become the starting point from where skincare really starts.  It seems, almost  every week, there is a new kind and category of cleanser introduced by plethora of brands.

I remember the very first cleanser that earned respect from me was from Cetaphil. I loved it, and could see what difference it made to my acne-prone skin. But I always thought it is a medicinal kind of product, no glamour attached to it whatsoever. Continue reading

L’occitane Immortelle Brightening Essence Review

Hey all! If you have been reading my blogposts, you know how strongly I feel about investing in good face serums. They really go beyond any creams , oils, and moisturizers.

Today I am sharing with you my story and experience with a  L’occitane product that is called an essence but has serum-like consistency. It’s from their Immortelle range -the brightening essence.

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Two Blog Awards and random facts about me: Let’s chat

Hey friends,

I am so excited to write this post on two awards that I have been nominated for , by two most amazing bloggers Himanshi and Laura.

Everytime I receive these heartwarming nominations, I get super excited. This time these awards are very special because they are giving me a chance to open up with you all for the first time. Usually, I keep my posts specific to the reviews etc but it’s very rare for me to share a very personal side of me. So let’s get started:

The first award is ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD  and I am nominated by Himanshi. It is only a few months ago I came across her amazing blog. She has impressed me big time. I find her a very perceptive and intelligent person, who knows her way with words. She is an amazing writer, I love reading poems from her. I would love for anyone and everyone reading this blogpost to go visit her blog, you will be as impressed as I am with her blog.

Rules:

  1. Thank the one who nominated you.
  2. Post about the award.
  3. Share 7-15 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate others and let them know. 

OK so now that I have ticked on the first two rules, its time to fill you in with a few facts about me. Continue reading

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque Review

Yay!!! as promised I am back with a review on another sleeping mask: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque.

I have used Kiehl’s products before. Some have worked wonders , some have been disappointing (including the Ultra Facial moisturizing cream). So when I purchased this mask, I had neutral expectation as in I hoped that it is HYDRATING as the name suggests but I did not expect it to be a mask that will do significantly more than that.

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Sample Sunday: Lush Mask “Don’t Look at Me”

This is first in the series, where I try out samples and post about them on “Sample Sunday“. I have accumulated quite some samples from last few purchases and so every sunday I will post about my first experience with those samples. It will not be a detailed review but more like ‘first impressions’ review.

However, the one sample that I am talking about today is almost the same quantity as the regular size. The SA at my local LUSH store had run out of the sample container, so she gave it to me in a big jar and I somehow ended up getting a huge amount of sample for the mask. YAY!!

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How pretty is that bright turquoise blue, I haven’t seen such gorgeous looking mask ever and ironically the mask is called Don’t look at me 🙂 Continue reading