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!

monthly favorites
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!
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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.

best make-up remover in India
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.

best hand creams in India
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.

the face shop hand cream
Love this fragrance – mild and relaxing.
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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.

TBS vit e toner
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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Best Budget Beauty and Skincare Products in India – Part I

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Hello! Hello. Welcome back lovelies…

Isn’t it amazing when you come across a product which works wonderfully and fits well within your budget? As much as I love splurging on high-end brands for make-up or skincare, I love when a drugstore brand gives similar results.

The products I’ve listed are value for money and have worked well for me. Affordable can have different meanings for everyone, so no offense.

best budget beauty and skincare products
Some of my fav budget beauty and skincare products.

Top 7 budget beauty and skincare products in India. 

1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Maybelline is one of the best drugstore make-up brands. And they know their make-up game. Fit Me Foundation is great for normal to oily skin.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Blends like a dream! Use it for everyday wear or build it up for full coverage.

Pros

  • Gives natural, almost full coverage
  • Matte + Poreless finish
  • Blends easily even with your fingers
  • Comes in 14 shades
  • Doesn’t become cakey or settle into fine lines

It has worked well for me, so can’t think of any cons. The shade I use is Natural Buff.

Price – 525/- for 30ml 

2. Indulekha Bhringa Oil

This is an Ayurvedic hair oil which is best known for hair growth. I’ve been using it close to 6 months (on and off).

Indulekha hair oil
If only, it had a slightly pleasant smell..

Pros 

  • It’s a heavy oil, so you just need a tiny amount
  • It makes the hair texture soft and shiny
  • Has considerably reduced my hair fall
  • The selfie comb style bottle makes it perfect for the oil to go deep into your roots

Cons

  • Doesn’t make your hair super long, so done have any false hopes
  • Strong Ayurvedic smell

Price – 432/- for 100ml

3. Innisfree Sheet Masks

Sheet Masks have become a rage in the beauty world. This Korean invention is the new found favorite of many. Out of the many variants I’ve tried It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Strawberry and Green Tea.

Sheet masks
Easy – Peasy, and not so cheesy!

Pros

  • Hydrating and nourishing, give instant brightness and glow
  • Budget friendly (if you pick them in some offers)
  • Easy and convenient to use
  • Quick fix when you don’t have time for elaborate masking routine

Cons

  • Don’t work like traditional clay masks
  • Cannot be used for exfoliating
  • May not be suitable for acne prone skin
Innisfree Sheet Masks
Looks like a perfect Sunday!

Korean women abide by ‘a sheet mask a day’ rule. You can give it a go for about a week to make deeply moisturize and nourish your skin.

Price – 100/- per sheet (20ml)

4. The Face Shop Hand Cream

If you want baby soft hands, then a hand cream is your new best friend. I am currently obsessing over hand creams. The variant that I have is Macadamia.

The Face Shop hand cream
Vanilla mixed with hazelnut…aaah that delicious fragrance.

Pros

  • Moisturizes and hydrates my hands well
  • Gets absorbed quickly, no sticky residue
  • Light lingering fragrance
  • Tiny and compact, so easy to carry

Price – 300/- for 30ml

5. Himalaya Lip Care Lip Balms

You cannot have enough lip balms. If you’re looking for a new lip balm, then you should know that Himalaya lip balms are bomb dot com. I’ve tried 3 variants – Strawberry, Cocoa, Litchi.

Himalaya lip balm
This tastes exactly like Litchi juice on your lips.

Pros

  • Moisturizes your lips well without making them sticky
  • Delectable fragrance
  • Stays on lips for a couple of hours
  • Free from preservatives, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and silicones
  • Super affordable

Cons

  • The bullet breaks at the bottom very easily

Price – 125/- or 140/- for 4.5g

6. Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal

I am a kajal person and use it almost on an everyday basis. After trying a few brands, I found my favorite – Plum.

Plum kajal
If you have sensitive eyes and want a kajal with natural ingredients, Plum is the one for you.

Pros

  • Totally smudge proof and waterproof
  • Soft and creamy, glides easily
  • Can be used as eyeliner
  • Preservative-free, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, paraffin-free
  • 100% Vegan and not tested on animals

Cons

  • Comes in a pencil form, so you need to sharpen it

It is perfect for sensitive eyes. I use it on my waterline and it doesn’t smudge the entire day and doesn’t irritate my eyes.

Price – 495/- for 1.2g

7. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

With winters approaching, we need an intense body lotion. Palmer’s is a brand that is well known for its effective skincare products. It heals skin and is dermatologist recommended.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula
Soak up the goodness of rich cocoa with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

Pros 

  • Rich and creamy, yet non sticky
  • Great for dry and very dry skin
  • Fast absorbing
  • Enriched with pure cocoa butter and vitamin E
  • Provides intense moisturization
  • Paraben & Phthalate free

Cons

  • Fragrance can be somewhat overpowering
  • Packaging is inconvenient

Price -425/- for 250ml

Hope you find these recommendations helpful. Make use of the sale season and add some of these to your cart.  Also share your favorite value for money products in the comments section below.

Bye. See you soon 🙂

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