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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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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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

Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask: Product Review

We grew up learning that a good-night-sleep is the key element when it comes to getting that rested look on your face. But who knew up until a few recent years that combined with a sleeping mask, your skin can look absolutely radiant, plump and ravishing. Thanks to the concept of sleeping masks.

Sleeping masks have been one of the essential beauty secrets in K-skincare scene and it is indeed a phenomenon that has taken the entire beauty world by storm. And I couldn’t be happier that it has made its way into my little skincare world too. Can I live without this beauty ritual ever again: NO. Sleeping masks have become cult for a reason, and the concept is only getting better and better over time.

I have been using sleeping or overnight masks since last year only. And since then I have experimented a little with different brands. Today I have picked up the

Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask

I have used a couple of products from Shiseido’s Ibuki range and I have loved everything that I have used from that range. Yup! it is that good. So I had some great expectations from this sleeping mask …read on if you want to know my verdict on this one. Continue reading

Ghassoul Clay: A must ingredient in your mask-ing routine

Do you know about this amazing skincare ingredient called Ghassoul/ Rassoul clay?

Last month when I was looking for some organic, cruelty free skincare products, I came across this amazing “The Unique Face & Décolleté Ghassoul Mask”.  I was intrigued by what I read at the back of the pack. It was a gorgeous green sachet, with gorgeous font. I know I am such a big sucker for good pacakging 🙂

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Why enzyme peeling is a must in your skincare routine…

We know exfoliation is good for the health of our skin because it helps us get rid of dead cells from the skin surface. But guess what! that is not enough, we also need to encourage our skin cell turnover. And that takes us to the world of skin peeling, which works a bit deeper than exfoliation.

Thanks to the boom in the skincare products containing  glycolic acid as the main ingredient,  we know enough about how the AHAs (Alpha hydroxyl acids) work on our skin to get rid of dead cells and renew the healthy ones. I have tried a few products myself that contain similar chemical exfoliants, you may read the review here. But it is only recently that I purchased an enzyme peeling powder and found it to be very gentle yet effective on my skin. Continue reading

Sans Soucis Aqua Clear Skin Clarifying Mask

Last month in my quest of finding some effective, cruelty-free and organic skincare brands, I purchased some cleansing and peeling products along with a few masks from brands that are absolutely new to me but very popular in Germany.

Today I will be reviewing one of the masks from that haul.

The Aqua clear skin clarifying mask is my first ever product from Sans Soucis cosmetics. It is a German brand with a world wide acclaim. This “Black Forest” cosmetic brand uses precious thermal water from therepeutic springs in Baden Baden, which is claimed to improve skin’s vitality and wellbeing in a natural way. Continue reading

5 skincare mistakes you must stop making right away !

Hey all, hope the day is treating you well.

Would you agree, we all fall for those glossy,  photoshopped magazine covers and pages that showcase beautiful, luminous healthy looking skin. We get tempted to buy all that makeup which we think can make our skin glowy . BUT the truth is no amount of make-up can compensate for healthy skin. There is diet and overall healthy lifestyle that helps to acheive fuss-free healthy skin and it is a topic on its own. I will not dwell on that today. What I want to share with you instead, is those common mistakes that I am for sure accused of making just like many of you for the longest time. Continue reading