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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Blogtober Day 9: Budget Beauty Recommendations under Rs. 500/-

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Hello y’all…

Welcome back…It’s day 9 of my month long blogging journey. As much as I love investing in skincare, I also believe that there are some amazing drugstore brands that make great quality budget friendly skincare and beauty products.

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Best budget beauty recommendations under Rs. 500/-

For times when you want to try something new but aren’t in the mood to spend a bomb, these budget beauty and skincare recommendations will work well.

Budget beauty and skincare products under Rs. 500/-

1.Faces MagnetEyes Kajal

If you’re looking to try a new kajal, then Faces MagnetEyes is a great budget friendly option. It’s jet black and comes in a convenient retractable pencil. You can wear it on your waterline and even as a liner. The staying power is pretty good, and it doesn’t smudge. Comes off easily using any make-up remover, so you don’t have to tug or rub your eyes repeatedly.

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Faces magneteyes is a great budget friendly kajal!
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Price –179/- for 0.35g

2. Himalaya Purifying Neem Scrub

If you have oily acne prone skin and want a mild face scrub, try the Himalaya Neem scrub. It’s a cream based scrub and the exfoliating beads are gentle and mild. Helps you get rid of dead skin cells without stripping off the moisture and natural oils of your skin.  You can use the entire range with the face wash and a facepack for greater benefits.

himalaya neem scrub
Scrub away dead skin cells for glowing radiant skin.
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Use the trio for a clear and healthy looking skin.

Price – 70/- for 50g 

3. Kara nail polish remover wipes

Hassle free nail polish remover wipes, these are travel friendly and so cost effective. Convenient to use, these wipes don’t make your nails dry and brittle and are enriched with the goodness of olive oil, vitamin E, and argan oil.

kara nail polish wipes
Super convenient to use.

Price – 100/- for 80 wipes

4. VLCC Almond Under Eye Cream

I’ll say this isn’t that miraculous under eye cream that’ll magically get rid of your dark circles or fine lines. It is thick and moisturizing, so if you’re looking for some added care for your under eyes, this one is a decent pick. Enriched with almonds and vitamin E, it has natural ingredients so you can use it once a day for providing extra care to gentle under eye skin.

budget beauty under Rs. 500/-
Not the best under eye cream, but moisturizes well

Price – 195/- for 15g

5. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sunscreen

In the budget beauty and skincare category, Lotus Herbals is a brand that’s trusted by many. The sunscreens are available in a variety of formulas – for oily skin, gel consistency, sprays, mattifying, and even a tinted sunscreen. Choose one as per your skin type and a SPF that your dermatologist recommends. Its s good buy, budget friendly, doesn’t make your skin oily or greasy, and gets absorbed instantly.

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My holy grail sunscreen and savior for my sensitive skin.

Price – 395/- for 100g

6. Himalaya Lip Balm

There are quite a few variants available – cocoa, lichi, vanilla, strawberry, and orange. They moisturize your lips pretty well and most of them come without a tint, so you can wear them under or over lipsticks as well. Free from preservatives, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and silicones and enriched with 100% natural vitamin E.

best lip balms in india
There can never be enough lip balms in a girl’s beauty stash

There’s just one drawback, the bullet tends to break in the heat and you need to be extra cautious.

Price – 175/- for 4.5g

7. Cameleon Nose Pore Strips

You use a face scrub, a face mask, sheet mask and what not, but most times we forget our nose. The skin on and around your nose has many open pores and its most susceptible to blackheads and whiteheads. Instead of going to the parlor every time, getting these nose pore strips is a budget friendly option.

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For reindeer soft nose!

Easy to use, they remove blackheads and whiteheads, and unclog pores. Make sure to use a toner after using these strips to seal those pores.

Price – 208/- for 10 strips

Hope you’re following blogtober journey and are liking these recommendations. Come back for more such interesting posts. Bye!

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