May Favorites

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Hiii!

Half the year is almost gone and how?? But the best thing about start of a new month means – monthly favorites. I love compiling them. It’s so hot that this time I don’t have a lot of make-up products, but have focused on skincare.

May favorites
Back to writing monthly favs and I couldn’t be happier.

Diving straight into my list of May favorites.

1. NYX Intense Butter Gloss

As much as I love matte red lipstick, in summers I sometimes steer away from it. Over the past two months I’ve been crushing on NYX Intense Butter Gloss. I have (actually I was gifted) the shade – Tres Leches (IBLG 11). It is a pastel pink color.

NYX Butter Gloss Tres Leches
Such a pretty pale pink color. Perfect for everyday wear.

It is the perfect gloss with just the right amount of color.  Even though this is a light shade, it isn’t patchy and spreads evenly, has a thick texture (doesn’t stick which is a great plus). You can wear it on its own as a tint, or top it on a lipstick. Goes very well with Mac Please Me lipstick.

Price –575/- for 8ml

2. The Body Shop Rice Chinese Ginseng & Rice Mask

Summers are so harsh on the skin making it dull and lifeless. The Chinese Ginseng & Rice is a clarifying polishing mask. On days when you want to give your skin the much needed brightness, this mask works best.

The Body Shop rice face mask
Say goodbye to dull skin with this amazzzing face mask.
Source – Makeup Alley

It has a creamy texture with rice grains, great for gentle exfoliation. Ginseng revitalizes, rice extracts softens and illuminates the skin and essential oils make your skin supple and soft. You can use it twice a week, but make sure to do a patch test.

The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice face mask review
Love the texture, slightly exfoliating yet not too harsh on the skin.
Source – Shop Up

Price – 1995/- for 75ml

3. Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation

If you’re someone who doesn’t like to put layers of make-up and are good with just a sheer coverage, then this is what you need. Lakme 9 to 5 powder foundation is a great drugstore product for everyday use.

lakme 9 to 5 primer + matter foundation
When the packaging and the product are cohesive, it makes a super hit combo!
Source – be beautilicious

Since it has primer, you don’t need two separate products. The powder is finely milled, and you can almost feel the silicone like primer texture. Use it with the sponge that it comes with for best coverage.

Lakme 9 to 5 powder foundation review
If you’re a NC -35 in MAC, then Natural Light will be the perfect shade for you.

Comes in a pretty rose gold packaging, gives sheer to medium coverage (you can build it up), gives a shine-free matte look, blends easily, doesn’t look patchy, and is perfect for touch ups on the go. I’m in the shade – Natural Light.

Price – 550/- for 9g

4. Forest Essentials Lip Scrub

Matte lipsticks are pure love! But you have to pay a price for love, and here it is dry flaky lips. Using a lip scrub will change your lipstick game. The Cane Sugar lip scrub by Forest Essentials is delicious and does the job perfectly. It is made up of all natural ingredients, is gentle on your lips, and makes them super soft.

Forest Essentials lip scrub
no more flaky dry lips with this delishhh Forest Essentials lip scrub.

Needless to say, it smells divine and gives a feel good vibe! It is slightly expensive, but then brand loyalty. (Forest Essentials isn’t sponsoring this, the products are great quality and deserve all the love)

Price – 500/- for 5g

5. Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water

Talked about getting dolled up, now it’s time to clean up. Micellar waters are a rage in the beauty world these days. Off late I’ve loved the Garnier Oil Infused version. It takes off all the make-up in one swipe.

Garnier micellar water
Makeup off in one swipe, now that’s real power. Loving the oil infused variant.
Source – looksfantastic

Have used the Maybelline Micellar Water in past, and this one is a lot better. Doesn’t sting while taking off eye makeup, it’s quite light and does not leave an oily residue. For this price and quality, it a good budget friendly option.

There is another version (non-oil one) also available, so if you have oily or acne prone skin, you can try that.

Price – 225/- for 125ml

Let me know what all did you love all through May. Share your favorite make-up or skincare product in the comments below. And I’ll see you soon! Bye….

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May Favorites 2017

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March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.

It’s hard to believe that almost half of 2017 is over. May was a happy productive month. And now it is that time of the month when I sit down to compile my list of favorites.

may favorites
Compiling monthly favorites is a happy feeling.
Source – thewallflowersecret

So here goes, all the things that I’ve loved through the month – May Favorites.

  1. Forest Essentials Roop Nikhar Gulab Ubtan

If you haven’t tried Forest Essntials ubtans, you don’t know what you’re missing in life. Let your skin indulge in the goodness of all things natural with this ubtan. You can mix it with rosewater or aloe-vera gel and use it twice a week.

Forest Essentials
I’ve been biased for all things ‘rose’ this month.
This ubtan though is pure love!

The granules are fine but when mixed it can be used as a scrub as well. The good thing is, it’s gentle on the skin and gives a radiant glow.

I’m not a fan of rose fragrance, but this one seems to be nice. It’s sweet yet not overpowering. The price is on the higher end, but it is worth all the money.

Price – 825/- for 50g

Forest Essentials Gulab Ubtan Review
You can use it as a scrub or as a mask.

2. Biotique Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Cleanser

After a lot of searching, I’ve found the perfect cleanser. Enriched with the goodness of honey, this one is suitable for all skin types and is a 100% soap free formulation.

Biotique facial cleanser
Gentle on the skin, and on the pocket as well 😉

There are times when your face feels stretchy and dry after using a face wash. It won’t happen when you use this cleanser. It lathers well, has a mild pleasant fragrance, gives you squeaky clean skin, and is super affordable (the best part).

Price – 149/- for 20ml

3. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color

What’s a favorite post without some lipstick love! Have been crushing over these lipsticks all this month. There are 10 shades in the range, and I have two of them – Rose Touch and Coffee Lite.

Lakme 9 to 5 weightless mousse
Love the formulation. It’s so light yet highly pigmented.

Both the shades are MLBB (My lips but better), perfect everyday colors.
The application is smooth, they don’t dry out your lips, the staying power is pretty good (will survive a drink, but not a meal). For the price, they are great quality.

Price – 575/-

Ignore the drawing, focus on the creativity 🙂

4. Bath and Body Works Ultra Shea Body Cream

I have the variant – Sensual Amber. And perfect to its name, it is super sensual.
Has a rich creamy texture which gets absorbed into the skin in a jiffy. It leaves your skin soft without feeling greasy. Even though it is a creamy consistency, it is perfect for summers.

Pamper yourself with this the goodness of this cream

Richly moisturizing, and an amazing fragrance that lingers on, what else can you ask for? It was a gift by a dear friend, so don’t know the price!

5. The Body Shop British Rose Hand Cream

If you have Sahara Desert hands just like me, then this pleasant smelling hand cream will become your best friend. The consistency is a tad bit runny, but it gets absorbed instantly without leaving your hands greasy or sticky.

The Body Shop
The fragrance 🙂
The feel 🙂

It is moisturizing and keeps your hands soft. The fragrance is the real star. And the best part is that it lingers on for quite long.

Price – 375/-

What all have you liked in this month? Share it in the comments section below!

I’ll see y’all soon. Love 🙂

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