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

5 hacks to your rescue, if you are an impulsive shopper…

Hey guys, have you had a day when nothing was working out well for you since morning. You had a very non-productive day so far. To distract yourself you wasted some time on social media , by seeing some images, you  couldn’t help but compare your entire life with someone you did not even know. You felt so sick of yourself that without even noticing, you picked your bag and went off to the shopping area in your town/ city. After couple of hours you came back bag full of clothes you did not need, shoes that were on sale, bags that you thought were trendy but had no clue where to store them as you are running out of space in your closet.

Well I want to believe that there are some of you out there who have similar story to share because this is a true story from my life six months ago. I know it sounds bad, but I wanted to share it on the blog in hope that it helps someone who think it is impossible to break the habit of impulsive shopping. I will tell you 5 hacks that helped me come clean 😉

Disclaimer: These hacks worked on me for two reasons: (1) I was NOT in denial that I am an impulsive shopper. (2) I wanted to make an effort to stop doing what I was doing. Continue reading

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

Oribe Shampoo and Heat Styling Spray: Product Review

Two months ago, I decided to change the color of my hair from (almost) black to light brown. I love the end result but I was absolutely devastated to see my hair especially the ends, go frizzy and rough, all the blame goes to 5 hours of hair bleaching. Yes girls! my  natural color on the hair took that long to bleach. It was indeed a long day in hair salon, sigh !

Just when I was about to leave the hair salon after spending my longest day ever in there, my hairdresser introduced this new luxury brand to me. I had never heard of this brand until that moment and  after spending several hours smelling and tasting bleach and never-ending headwashes, I succumbed to the pressure  and bought the two things he recommended- the Oribe shampoo for brilliance and shine and real blowout heat styling spray. Never in my life I have spent so much on a hair product in one go… Continue reading

Sisley Botanical Facial Mask with Linden Blossom: First Impression Review

Hey all, hope you all are as excited as I am to enter into the month of March. Spring is around the corner, yay!!!

Today I want to talk about a mask that I received  in February along with other Sisley goodies as part of my monthly subscription and this is the first time I actually received a mask  💃🏽💃🏽 Continue reading