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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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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