Pink Wink: Top 5 Pink lipsticks for all skin tones

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Hi y’all!

February is the month of love and for me a pink lipstick is symbolic of love. Pink lipstick is a must have in every girl’s vanity. There are so many shades of pink – bright fuchsia, pastels, dusty rose that sometimes it becomes difficult to choose. I believe a lipstick color shouldn’t be decided by your skin tone, wear what your heart desires.

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There’s a pink for every girl!
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Here are 5 amazing pink lipsticks that’ll complement every skin tone.

1.Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Video Star

Have to start with my recent favorite. It’s a bright raspberry pink, perfect to add that pop of color. Cannot rave enough about this comfortable formulation, one of the best in the liquid lipstick category.

Huda liquid lipstick
Hello new favorite! You have my heart.

Price – Rs. 1650/-

2. The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Paris Peony 

If you’re looking for an affordable yet amazing liquid lipstick, then do give this range a try. Paris Peony is a beautiful pastel pink that’ll be perfect for all Indian skin tones. The formula is light and super comfortable, doesn’t dry your lips, sets into a feathery matte – all that you can ask for in a liquid lipstick.

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A comfortable matte formula, and such a beautiful color!

Price – Rs. 645/-

3. Maybelline Lip Gradation Pink 1

Cannot complete a lipstick post without mentioning Maybelline. They have so many ranges, that you’re sure to find your perfect match.

The lip gradation has a creamy matte texture, perfect for everyday use. It doesn’t dry your lips and is comfortable to wear. Pink 1 is a beautiful carnation pink color that’s perfect for summer evenings!

maybelline lip gradation
When you get amazing quality at great price, it becomes all the more enjoyable.

Price – Rs. 550/-

4. L’Oreal Paris Infallibale Le Rouge Lipstick – Unending Kiss

This one is a pale pink color with lavender undertones. For days when you don’t want something too bright yet that dash of color, Unending Kiss would be the perfect shade. It has a creamy formula that prevents it from fading. It isn’t transfer proof, but stays for 5 -6 hours.

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Such a pretty everyday shade!
Source – carousell

Price – Rs. 1070/-

5. MAC Please Me

Last but certainly not the least is the gorgeous Mac Please Me. It’s a pastel pink color suitable for all skin tones. The creamy matte formula is comfortable to wear and long lasting as well. It is from the iconic Matte range by MAC, so you cannot go wrong.

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Hello beautiful! 
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The perfect Valentine’s gift!

Price – Rs. 1500/- 

If you have a favorite pink lipstick, do share it in the comments below! And come back for more such interesting posts on beauty, books, and self betterment. See you soon!

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Hello Beautiful Skin: Best Skincare products of 2018

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Hello Hello!

Wishing y’all a Happy New Year! Hope you had a great start to the year. For the first post of 2019, I wanted to write something I love a lot (apart from books). And that is skincare. Taking care of our skin is so important, but we all falter many times.

These are tried, tested, and loved by me. So get your hands on these amazing products!

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The best skincare finds of 2018!

The best skincare products of 2018

1.The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Mask

Starting with my ultra favorite, TBS Brightening face mask. True to its name, it does wonders to brighten and rejuvenate dull and lifeless skin. The fine rice granules are great for gentle exfoliation!

It is a clarifying and polishing mask suitable for all skin types and is worth every penny you spend on it.

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One of my faav face masks from TBS.

Price – Rs. 1995/- for 75ml

Here are some of my other favorites from The Body Shop. 

2. Biotique Honey Water Pore Tightening Toner

Biotique is a superb budget friendly brand that has some amazing products. If you’re looking for an everyday toner, that’s not too harsh, is affordable, and does what a toner should, then do give this one a try!

Deeply cleanses and refreshes your skin, seeps deep into the pores to tighten them, and brings skin into perfect pH balance. Follow it up with a serum and night cream for a simple 3 step CTM routine.

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Shop for these amazing Biotique products this sale season.

Price – Rs. 175/- for 120ml

3. The Face Shop Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are a lazy girl’s best friend. For days when you don’t want the hassle of traditional face mask, yet want to pamper your skin – sheet masks are ideal. The serum will make your skin glowing and radiant, just what you need especially in this harsh cold.

There are so many choices available, so you can choose one as per your skin type and skin needs. Some of my favorites are – Olive, Aloe, Green Tea, Avocado, and Blueberry.

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You can never have enough sheet masks!
Source – leong.com

Price – 100/-

4. Himalaya Purifying Neem Foaming Face Pack

For a lot of people the Himalaya Neem face was is their holy grail. I’m one of them. But I love the foaming version a tad bit more. I think its gentle on the skin. While it deeply cleanses, it doesn’t strip off the moisture and make your skin parched which is a big plus!

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Works amazingly and is affordable as well.

Price – Rs. 73/- for 50ml

5. Bath and Body Works Ultra Shea Body Cream

I have the variant – Hello Beautiful. If you’re a fan of floral and fruity blends, then this is a wonderful body cream. It’s thick and gooey in the right way. Spreads evenly and gets absorbed quickly into the skin. Its richly moisturizing and comes in a travel friendly packaging, so you can easily slip it into your purse as well. It wont make your skin greasy and the fragrance lingers on amazingly!

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The name says it – Hello Beautiful.

Price – Rs. 595/- for 70g

6. Biotique Bio Seaweed Revitalizing Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel

Love this stuff! Just lightly pat around your eyes after a tiring day and it’ll feel so soothing. I wont say this is the best under eye cream for wrinkles or dark circles, but it does a great job to refresh and soothe the super sensitive under eye skin.

biotique seaweed eye gel
When sleepless nights become a bane, this anti-fatigue gel is a boon.

Price – Rs. 199/- for 15gm

7. Gillette Venus Shave Gel – Sensitive Skin

If you’re someone like me who prefers shaving instead of waxing, then I highly recommend investing in this shave gel. It makes the shave smoother, the razor will just glide, and you can avoid cuts and rashes. It’s enriched with aloe vera extracts and makes the skin super smooth after each shave!

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Say yes to silky smooth skin with Gillette Sensitive Shave Gel!

Price – Rs. 225/- for 195gm

Let me know your favorite skincare products of 2018 in the comments below and don’t forget to share this post with your friends!

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Blogmas VII: December Favorites

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Hi y’all! Hope you’re having a great day.

So it’s the last month and last monthly favorites of 2018. I love reading monthly favorites, have got some amazing recommendations. You guys also seem to love them, so here’s presenting December Favorites as part of #blogmas.

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Find some amazing beauty recommendations in this monthly favorites edition.

1.Huda Beauty Liquid Matte

My first Huda liquid lipstick, and I now know what the hype is all about. The formula is beautiful. Matte but doesn’t dry your lips at all. Supremely pigmented, great color pay off, and soft velvety texture – all that you need in a lipstick!

Huda liquid lipstick
Hello new favorite! You have my heart.

I have the shade Video Star, a beautiful bright raspberry pink color. Its intense pigmentation gives opaque color in one stroke! Trust me, you need to have one to know what an amazing lipstick this is.

Price – 1650/- for 5ml

2. Forest Essentials Soundarya Ultra Rich Body Lotion

If you’re someone who likes to invest in skincare, then this amazing body lotion is a must have. Enriched with the goodness of 24 karat gold and SPF 25, this one’s a great for all skin types. It comes in a handy pump packaging which is a big pro!

Forest Essentials Soundarya lotion
Smells yummy! (Just like all Forest Essentials products do)

True to its name, the consistency is ultra rich but gets absorbed quickly leaving your skin moisturized for hours. It smells of saffron and almonds, and an undertone of sweet turmeric – a lot like kesar kulfi!

Price – 2075/- for 200ml

3. The Body Shop Mango Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub

To smell as delicious as mangoes all through the year, you need this sweet sugary scrub in your life. I have to be honest, it smells a lot like peaches!

The consistency is the star – thick and granular, but not harsh. You can see the oil that deeply nourishes your skin. It’s a must have shower essential especially for winters when hot water makes your skin dry and flaky. Use it once or twice a week for super smooth skin. It comes in a huge tub that’ll go a long way, so total value for money.

The Body Shop mango scrub
TBS Mango Scrub is like Summer in a jar!

Price – 1195/- for 250ml  

4. Bath and Body Works Fragrance Mist

If you’re a fan of sweet fruity fragrances, then ‘A Thousand Wishes’ is perfect for you. Even though it’s a mist, it stays for a pretty long time. The fragrance lingers on but isn’t overpowering.

Will make for a perfect gift! That’s how I got it and am lovin’ it ever since! The size is perfect to fit in your bag and be the perfect travel companion.

Bath and Body Works mist
Kinda obsessed with this fragrance 🙂

Price – 595/- for 88ml

5. Nykaa wedding Collection Nail Enamel

I have two shades from the collection – Lovie Dovey and Pink Bloom. While the first is a bright poppy pink, the latter is like a dusty rose. Both are supremely pigmented and the staying power is great. Perfect for the wedding and party season. They’re affordable, good quality, and don’t chip easily – just what you need in a nail polish.

Nykaa nail polish
Bright and poppy colors – perfect for the wedding season.

Price – 199/- 

Let me know what you’ve been loving through December. And don’t forget to come back for more #blogmas updates. I’ve got my chai and am not lagging behind for sure!

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Blogmas V: Top 5 Nude Lipsticks you must have

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Hi lovelies! Long time, no lipstick post! So today let’s talk lipstick love.

I always say that you cannot go wrong with a red lipstick or a fuchsia lipstick, but with a nude lipstick there are high chances of going wrong. Choosing the right shade and undertone is crucial.

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Can never have enough nude lipsticks!

A couple shades lighter can wash you out, and a shade darker might not be the perfect nude for your skintone. The best way is to swatch and test, and another way is to take my recommendations.

Here are my favorite top 5 nude lipsticks.

1.MAC – Mehr

The favorite gets the top spot and I cannot express enough love for this beautiful shade. It’s like dusty rose meets nude, perfect for all skin tones. The texture is matte, but not like MAC Retro Matte lipsticks, so it doesn’t parch your lips. A great day wear shade that you can totally carry off to work as well!

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Such a pretty pinkish nude shade this is!

Price –1650/-

2. Maybelline Creamy Matte – Touch of Spice

If you’re someone who likes pinkish nudes, then this gorgeous lipstick is your perfect match! As the name suggests it’s a comfortable creamy matte finish. Glides easily and gives great color pay off! It isn’t transfer proof and will need touch ups.

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Such a pretty shade! Will suit all skin tones.

Maybelline is a great drugstore brand and the quality is amazing. The price is quite affordable, so you don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket. Also I’ve read this shade is a close dupe for Mac Twig (Cannot vouch for it, because I don’t have that shade of MAC lipstick).

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Affordable and beautiful, that’s Touch of Spice!
Source – amazon

 

Price – 299/- 

3. Nykaa Matte to Last Liquid Lipstick – Madras Kaapi

Madras Kaapi was among the first shades launched under the Nykaa liquid lipstick range. It’s a beautiful brownie nude, which will look super flattering for deep dusky skin tones. For light to medium skin tones this will be a light brown, something not too intimidating.

nykaa madras kaapi
Love this darker nude shade!

The formula is great, intense pigmentation, light on the lips, doesn’t smudge or budge, and is pretty comfortable. Also for the price, it is total value for money.

Price –599/- 

4. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse – Coffee Lite

One of my favorites from the list and in the drugstore category. Have talked about this one in a couple of monthly favorites as well.

lakme 9 to 5 weightless mousse lip and cheek color
Ignore the drawing, focus on the creativity 🙂

It’s a beautiful MLBB shade, perfect for everyday use. The tear drop shaped applicator picks up the right amount of product. It’s a lip and cheek mousse, but I personally think it works best as a liquid lipstick. The formula is pretty comfortable, doesn’t dry your lips. Just make sure to moisturize your lips well, or it might settle into lines. The color pay off is amazing, its supremely pigmented, and is affordable – so what else can you ask for??

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Coffee Lite – perfect everyday shade!

Price –600/- 

5. Maybelline Lip Gradation – Muave 1

Clearly Maybelline gets a lot of love! Well, this stunner comes in a twist up form and is a great nude for almost all skin tones. Its beautifully pigmented, glides easily, and looks stunning. For the affordable category, this is a must have. You can even mix this with your dark berries and burgundies to lighten them!

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Maybelline’s lipstick game is always strong!

It isn’t transfer proof and the staying power isn’t too good. So if you don’t mind touching up your lipstick, give this one a try!

best nude lipsticks for Indian skintone
Has my heart! Quite literally.

Price – 550/-

If you have a favorite nude lipstick, do share it in the comments below. And I’m hoping you’re following the #blogmas journey.

There’s a lot more amazing content planned, so do come back. And have a wonderful week ahead. Bye!

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Blogmas II: 5 Winter Skincare must haves you cannot do without

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Hi everyone! Welcome back to #blogmas

The temperature is going down and winter is here in full swing. That time of the year when fun and festivities are laden in the air. But, also that time of the year when your skin becomes ultra dry. Whatever be your skin type, winter means extra love and nourishment.

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You cannot miss these winter skincare must haves.
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Switch to an easy winter skincare routine and try these 5 winter skincare must haves.

Here are 5 winter skincare must haves

1.Body Butter

The thick body butter is perfect to slather up in winters and make your skin super soft. Choose one as per your skin type and give your skin extra nourishment and moisture. If you’re from the oily skin type and think body butter is too heavy a formulation for you, then try body yogurts or lotions.

winter skincare must haves
TBS body butters are great value for money and work wonders!
Source – the body shop

2. Lip Scrub

The harsh weather can make your lips dry and flaky. A lip balm will not be enough, you need extra hydration. A lip scrub is excellent to scrub off dead skin and leaves your lips soft and kissable.

winter skincare for oily skin
Tastes yumm and makes your lips so soft!

You can also make a lip scrub easily at home. Mix 1tsp olive oil + 2 tbsp sugar + few drops vanilla essence and there you have it, an easy peasy homemade lip scrub.

3. Hand cream

Our hands are always doing something and we tend to overlook them when it comes to moisturization. A hand cream is a winter skincare must have. Keep in your bag to apply it on the go and keep your hands soft and supple.

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Vanilla mixed with hazelnut…aaah that delicious fragrance.
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My faav hand cream!
(This is the old packaging though)

4. Facial Oils

Facial oils are a boon for people with dry skin. They are packed with intense goodness of natural ingredients and can be used as an extra step in winters to lock in the moisture. You can use an oil-in-serum, or a facial oil targeting particular needs like pigmentation, dryness, or anti-ageing.

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Include a facial oil in your skincare routine and you’ll see difference.
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Make sure you always do a patch test before using any new product.

5. Body Scrub

The cold harsh weather and hot water baths can make your skin dry and flaky. To get rid of dryness and dead skin, a body scrub is indeed a winter skincare must have. They’re available in so many variants! You can choose one with mild exfoliating granules if you have sensitive skin and a body scrub with oil is great for extra dry skin.

the body shop mango scrub
It smells more like peaches, but nonetheless moisturizes your skin pretty well.

If you have a winter skincare staple that you cannot do without, do share it in the comments below. And come back for many interesting posts on fashion, books, and beauty! Byeeee

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Blogtober Day 29: October Favorites

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Hi everyone! Welcome to day 29 of #blogtober. The month is ending, and you know at this time of the month it is – Favorites Time. So without delay, let’s start.

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Time for monthly favorites

Here are my October Favorites

1.Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow

4 beautiful shadows in 1 palette, perfect mix of shimmers and mattes! The texture is smooth and silky. And the good thing is that there’s just a hint of shimmer, not that gritty chunks of glitter.  It comes in 4 shades. I have the Desert Rose palette.

October favorites
Look at these gorgeous neutral colors.

It is highly pigmented and the color pay off is also good. Comes in a travel friendly packaging. The warm neutrals are perfect to create different looks this festive and wedding season. The golden shade can also double up as a beautiful highlighter.

Lakme eye shadow quartet
Budget friendly and great quality!

Price – 650/- for 7g

2. Nivea Shower Gel

Hands down my favorite fragrance in a shower gel – Nivea Frangipani & Oil shower gel is so good. It has an uplifting tropical scent to remind you of sun, beaches, and pina coladas. The oil pearls leave your skin feeling soft and supple. The fragrance is amazing. It doesn’t strip off the moisture from your skin and the fragrance lingers on which are both big plus!

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The best part about this shower gel – fragrance lingers on

Price – 195/- for 250ml

3. The Body Shop Strawberry Clearly Glossing Conditioner

There’s no such thing as too much strawberry. TBS Strawberry Conditioner is great to deeply condition your hair. Comes in a thick creamy consistency and you just need a tiny amount, which means its value for money. It makes hair smooth and super soft, although didn’t do much for the frizz. You can use it in combination with TBS Strawberry Shampoo as well.

TBS Strawberry conditioner
Smells Divine!
Image Source – paletilla

It is 100% vegan, free from silicones and is enriched with the goodness of Italian strawberries and community fair trade aloe vera from Mexico.

Price – 645/- for 250ml

4. Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water

If you’re looking for a good quality micellar water that does the job and is affordable, then do try the Garnier Micellar Water. This one is an all-in-one cleanser and make-up remover. You don’t need to rub or struggle to get the make-up off. It comes off in a couple of swipes. Works well for face, eyes, and lips.

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Make-up off in one swipe with Garnier Micellar Water.
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The best part is that even though it is oil infused, there is no greasy residue left. You can simply apply toner after removing your make-up and it wont clog your pores.

Price – 225/- for 125ml

5. Kara Cleansing and Refreshing Wipes

Cannot have enough wipes. These ones are enriched with the goodness of natural ingredients like neem, aloe, cucumber, lavender, tea tree and are great to use on the go. Gentle on the skin and refreshing. It is great to wipe your face and get rid of oiliness and sweat. It doesn’t feel sticky and does not dry the skin.

Kara skincare wipes
When you get great quality in budget, it becomes a double whammy.

Price – 48/- for 10 wipes

6. The Face Chop Hand Cream

With that slight nip in the air, you know it is time to switch things up for your skincare. Fall/winter means that your skin needs a lot more protection and moisturization. For people who have dry hands or flaky skin, a hand cream is your holy grail.

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For hands as soft as flowers!

I particularly like The Face Shop Hand Creams. Have tried – Rose Water, Cherry Blossom, Snow Cotton, and Macadamia variants. They are intensely moisturizing, don’t make hands greasy or sticky, get absorbed instantly , and the fragrance lingers on – all that you need in a good hand cream.

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Love this fragrance – mild and relaxing.
Image Source – everything that matters

Price – 300/- for 30ml

7. The Body Shop Vitamin E Toner

The Vitamin E range is one of my favorite skincare ranges from The Body Shop. It’s been 3 months since I started using this hydrating toner and true to its name, its hydrating and moisturizing.

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Include a toner in your skincare routine to see a visible change in your skin.
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If you’re someone who skips toning in your skincare routine thinking it’ll make your skin dry, try Vitamin E Hydrating toner by TBS. It has a gel like consistency, gets easily absorbed into the skin leaving it supple and soft. Follow it up with Vitamin E night cream or Day cream for enhanced results.

Price – 625/- for 200ml

Also have a look at my Body Shop favorites before you leave!

And don’t forget to come back tomorrow; we’re almost at the end of this amazing blogging journey. Bye! Have a great week ahead.

 

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Blogtober Day 23:Biotique Favorites

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Hello y’all. It’s Day 23 of #blogtober and today we talk skincare.

With the festive season here, it’s time to enjoy with friends and family a lot more. There’ll be lots of fun and festivity, but not to forget work stress, pollution, and eating junk. Amidst all this it becomes crucial to take care of your skin.

Biotique products
Shop for these amazing Biotique products this sale season.

Biotique is an affordable brand that promotes Ayurvedic products with the goodness of all natural ingredients. There’s so much to choose from as per your skin or hair type, skin problem, ingredient etc.
Here are my top 6 Biotiquue Favorites.

Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner

Such a great budget friendly toner! Also if you’ve still not included a toner in your skincare routine, now is the time to invest in one. I love how this one is light, non sticky, and deeply cleanses your pores.

Biotique toner
Try it and say goodbye to all your ‘pore’blems.

Price – 175/- for 120ml

Bio Aloe Vera Ultra Soothing Face Lotion

For the lazy ones who always forget to apply sunscreen, it is best to have a day cream enriched with SPF. Aloe Vera Ultra Soothing Face Lotion is a nice budget friendly option. It comes in a milky consistency, gets absorbed quickly without making your skin greasy. Best part is that it doesn’t have a strong fragrance and has aloe vera, the magical ingredient. Do give it a try!

Biotique aloe face lotion
Face lotion + sunscreen, perfect for lazy days.

Price – 290/- for 120ml 

Bio Seaweed Revitalizing Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel

For days when you’ve had a tiring day or cried your heart out, the Bio Seaweed Revitalizing Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel is the perfect rescue agent. It’s cooling and soothing. Does give a relaxing sensation and you wake up less puffy eyes. I can’t say how effective it is for dark circles though.

biotique seaweed eye gel
When sleepless nights become a bane, this anti-fatigue gel is a boon.

But if you’re looking for a new cream, this is a good alternative. Hydrates and moisturizes pretty well.

Price – 199/- for 15gm

Bio Musk Root Hair Growth Treatment Pack

With the festive season right here, there’s so much to do that sometimes going for a hair spa isn’t possible. Pamper your hair at home with this Ayurvedic hair treatment pack. You need to add 2 -3 tbsp (depending on hair length) and mix it with egg or curd to make a smooth paste. Apply all over your hair, let it dry for 30 minutes, and then wash off with a shampoo. The fragrance is strong and does linger on even after shampoo.

biotique musk root hair mask review
For kaale ghane lambe baal!

You’ll notice a difference in your hair texture right from the first use. It makes them so soft and shiny, and does strengthen them. I noticed a decrease in hairfall. Definitely worth the money.

Price – 230/- for 230gm

Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub

This one is my mom’s favorite. I’m someone who instead of getting tanned, gets sun burnt. Mom has dry skin type and this tan removal scrub works wonders. Has a creamy consistency with tiny exfoliating beads. Gently removes tan without being harsh on your skin and doesn’t leave your skin dry or parched. You can use it once a week and it is suitable for all skin types.

biotique tan removal scrub
Gentle yet so effective – a big plus!

Price –199/- for 75gm

Bio Honey Refreshing Foaming Face Cleanser

A facial cleanser that’ll deeply cleanse your skin yet not strip off the moisture and make it dry! Comes in gel form so good for all skin types, has a mild refreshing fragrance, and lathers well which is a big yay! Follow it up with Bio Honey toner for added benefits.

Biotique face wash
Gentle and effective, perfect for all skin types.

Price – 199/- for 120ml

Hope you liked these recommendations. If you’ve tried any Biotique products and have a favorite, share it. And come back tomorrow to be a part of my #blogtober journey. Bye

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Blogtober Day 21: 5 Must buy MAC lipsticks

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Hello lovelies! It’s day 21 of #blogtober and a lazy, balmy Sunday.

This is the time of the year when shopping becomes rather enjoyable. So if you’re looking to gift yourself something, how about a MAC lipstick. I don’t have an extensive range, but happy to share my top 5 MAC Lipsticks.

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You can never have enough MAC lipsticks.

5 must buy MAC Lipsticks

1.Ruby Woo (Retro Matte)

Had to start with my all time favorite and the cult classic – Ruby Woo. The quintessential red that’s a must have in every woman’s kit. Wear this with absolutely anything to amp up the look. It’s the perfect red with warm undertones. Wear it with LBD, at a wedding, or for the festive season to make a bold statement.

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Red lips forever! Wearing Ruby Woo

2. Please Me (Matte)

This one is a blush pink color. If you’re not a fan of completely matte finish, try this formulation. It is matte enough, but doesn’t dry your lips at all. Pair it with a smokey eye look this festive/wedding season.

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These are single swipe swatches.

I have to say that since it’s a pale color, it might wash off people with light skin tones. But for beauties with medium and dusky skin tone, this’ll make a beautiful everyday nude color.

MAC Ruby Woo
I’m wearing Ruby Woo, and mumma is wearing Relentlessly Red.

3. Flat Out Fabulous (Retro Matte)

Next on the list of best MAC lipsticks is Flat Out Fabulous from the retro matte range. A beautiful cool toned fuchsia with purple undertone, which looks stunning on all skin tones. Its equal parts bold and sexy. Flaunt it for a party or a night out to add that oomph!

top MAC lipsticks in India
Perfect shade to add that pop of color!

4. Relentlessly Red (Retro Matte)

This isn’t red, this isn’t pink – it falls somewhere in between and makes the most stunning summer shade. The color is a mix of coral and red, with slight neon undertones.

As for the retro matte formulation, I have to say you need to prep your lips otherwise it can be rather drying. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips, and then apply this lipstick.

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Love at first sight, thats Mac Relentlessly Red for you.

5. Mehr (Matte)

This is my new favorite. For days when you want a break from reds and pinks and want to go subtle, Mehr is a great pick. It’s a nude with hint of pink making it the perfect MLBB shade. The formulation is great, glides on smoothly, doesn’t dry your lips, and is comfortable to wear all day long.

MAC Mehr
Such a pretty pinkish nude shade this is!

This festive season try Little MAC, they are a great way to own a couple of lipsticks. So travel friendly and cute, you can finish ‘em up quickly and have a reason to buy more lipsticks.

If you have a favorite MAC lipstick, let me know. I’m ready to burn a little more money. And come back tomorrow for yet another exciting update in #blogtober. Byee!

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Blogtober Day 15: Top 5 affordable face packs for glowing skin

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Hii! Slowly making way through #blogtober and today is Day 15.

We all want naturally radiant skin. But with our packed schedules taking time out for a salon session becomes a hassle. Trying homemade DIY face packs is a great idea, but if you’re lazy like me these face packs will come to your rescue. Listing a few of my favorite face packs that work well for all skin types.

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Dont have time to go the salon, try these face packs for glowing skin.
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Top 5 affordable face packs for glowing skin

  1. Loreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detoxify

This one is a recent discovery and its on my face as I write this post. Comes in a fine creamy texture, easy to apply and wash off. If your skin is feeling rough and tired, try this detox face pack. Will rejuvenate your skin, unclog pores, and give a natural glow.

best affordable face packs in india
Pamper session. at home.
best charcoal masks in India
This one is a great charcoal mask!

If you have dry skin type this might be too drying. You can use it as a multimasking option for your oily T-zone.

Price – 750/- for 50g

2. Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack

These are super handy and convenient. Come in a small tub, you can use it a couple of times. There are many variants – green tea, aloe, tea tree and bija, honey etc. I’ve tried two variants – Volcanic Cluster and Rice.

Volcanic Cluster is similar to the charcoal purifying mask. Great for summers when sweat and dirt clogs your pores. Since this is a clay mask, it extracts gunk from your pores leaving your skin squeaky clean and fresh.

innisfree capsule recipe packs
That tiny tub of face pack is good for a couple of uses.

Rice variant is a sleeping pack and has a creamy consistency. You apply it at night after cleansing and toning your face, and the next morning just wash off your face. Use it a couple of times and you’ll feel your skin will softer and more radiant.

best face packs in India
For lazy af days, sleeping masks are the best.
Image Source – Innisfree

Price – Rs. 150/- for 10ml

3. Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack

If you’re searching for an effective and affordable mud pack, then try out the Himalaya Neem face pack. It is enriched with the goodness of neem, turmeric, and multani mitti. Cleanses skin from deep within and unclogs pores. Dries off quickly and is easy to wash off as well. It does dry your skin so apply a generous amount of moisturizer.

Price – Rs. 70/- for 50g

4. Khadi Natural Sandal & Rose Herbal Face Pack

This comes in powder form and you can mix it with rosewater, aloe gel, or milk to make a smooth paste. It’s enriched with multani mitti, jojoba oil, and sandalwood oil, all natural ingredients which work very well for your skin.

My mom particularly likes this one a lot. It has helped her reduce blemishes and dark spots. Use it regularly to even out skin tone.

best affordable face packs
Rose and Sandalwood, two great ingredients for your skin.
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Price – 125/- for 50g

5. The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

How can I not have a TBS product? And how I wish, TBS was paying me to say all this. This one doesn’t fall in the affordable category, but it’s worth the money.  If your skin is feeling and looking dull and lifeless, use this pack. It adds an instant glow. The combination of ginseng and rice works well to clarify and polish your skin. The mild exfoliating action makes skin soft and supple. Love it!

The Body Shop rice face mask
Love the texture, slightly exfoliating yet not too harsh on the skin.
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Price – Rs. 1995/- for 75ml

Read The Body Shop favorites before leaving…

Make sure you do a patch test before using any of these. And if you have a favorite face pack, do share it. Come back  for more such interesting posts on books, lifestyle, and beauty! Bye…

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Blogtober Day 13 : Forest Essentials Favorites

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Hello lovely people! Welcome back to #blogtober – daily blogging journey all through October. Today is Day 13

Forest Essentials is a brand that I’ve adored since quite a few years now. It is a luxury Ayurveda brand and most products that I’ve tried have won my heart. Listing a few of favorites from the stash!

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Hello prettiness!
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Top 5 Forest Essential Favorites

1.Body Mist

I have the Iced Pomegranate and Kerala Lime variant. You get that lime kick and undertones of pomegranate!

Forest Essentials body mist
Love the fresh fragrance….

I’ll agree for a body mist, it is steeply priced. But then sometime you like to splurge. Comes in a convenient and travel friendly plastic bottle. The fragrance is strong but will not last you the entire day, especially in summers.

Price – 1675/- for 100ml

2. Velvet Silk body Cream

With winters approaching, you need a body cream that’s richly moisturizing. If you’re on the lookout to try a new body cream, I highly recommend the velvet silk body cream range from the Forest Essentials. Mine is from the Madurai Jasmine & Mogra range.

Forest Essentials cream
Thanking mumma for her plants – making all pictures look super pretty.

It’s thick and creamy, perfect for colder months; doesn’t leave your skin greasy, and the fragrance lingers on for a long time. And the best thing, it’s a huge tub and will last you a long time making it complete value for money.

Price – 1695/- for 200gm

3. Cane Sugar Lip Scrub

Okay, I have to admit, this was an impulse buy and it is kinda overrated. But then, sometimes you have to give in to temptations at the store. The lip scrub is quite good. The sugar particles aren’t course, just right for mild exfoliating. The fragrance is great and the biggest plus – it is made of all natural ingredients.

Forest Essentials lip scrub
This tastes so yummm!

Price – Rs. 525/- for 5g

4. Facial Ubtan

I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Roop Nikhar Gulab ubtan from their range. I was told at the store that this particular variant is perfect for normal skin type. I’ve almost finished two tubs and it is a great skincare investment.

Forest essentials skincare routine
The unmatched happiness of being in a Forest Essentials store.

You can use it as a cleanser, scrub, or as a ubtan face pack. Makes skin super soft and gives a natural radiant glow. Will also make a great gifting option this festive season.

Forest Essentials ubtan
Works well, smells great, what’s not to love?

Price – 1025/- for 70gm

Read some of my other budget beauty recommendations.

5. Sanjeevani Beauty Elixir

It’s a fancy name to a facial moisturizer. The formulation is an enriched version of natural sebum. Gets absorbed in the skin instantly to give plump and supple skin.

Love the consistency, bouncy and light. You can use it on its own as a moisturizer, or as a primer. The price is high, but needless to say its premium quality. This is one luxe skincare product that you’ll not regret.

forest essentials sanjeevani beauty elixir
If you like to invest in skincare, do give this one a try.
Image Source – Forest Essentials

The next time you’re in the store, ask for samples. It’s a great way to test products before investing in them.

Price – 3495/- for 30g

If you have a Forest Essentials favorite, then share it in the comments below. Or if you know someone from their PR team, feel free to share this post. And if you’re thinking what to gift your friends or family this festive season, try some of these products.

And I’ll see you tomorrow with yet another post for #blogtober! Ciao and happy weekend…

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