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.

monthly favorites December
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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June Favorites

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Half of the year is over and HOW!

june favorites
Goodbye June 🙂
Source – Red Magazine

It’s time for June favorites. I haven’t tried a lot of new things this past month, just rediscovering some old favorites. So without any more rambling, let’s get going.

  1. Himalaya Litchi Shine Lip Care

I have to say that Himalaya lip balms have pleasantly surprised me. Every time they have exceeded my expectations. I’ve tried strawberry and cocoa variants, and this time it is litchi. It is free from preservatives, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and silicones.

Himalaya Herbals lip balm
Litchi Love!

It’s not thick or sticky, yet moisturizes your lips very well. Stays on for a couple of hours and leaves a pale pink shiny tint on the lips. The taste is the best thing, after affordability. It is exactly like litchi juice smeared on your lips, very delicious!

The only negative – the bullet breaks at the bottom very easily.

Price – 140/- for 4.5g

2. Nykaa Nude Nail Polishes

I am legit obsessed with the nudes nail polish collection by Nykaa. Have been wearing them non-stop throughout the month. It is difficult to choose a favorite among the normal and matte range, so including 2 of both.

Nykaa nail polishes
Too many nail polishes? What’s that 😉

The formulation is good, staying power is great (4-5 days before it starts to chip), and so many colors to choose from. You’ll definitely find a nude for yourself (pun unintended).

Nykaa nude nail polish
Mumma’s hands looking pretty in Caramel Macchiato!

Price – 179/- (normal) and 199/- (matte)

3. The Face Shop Hand Cream – Macadamia

I cannot have enough hand creams. Got this in one of the Nykaa sales and trust me, it is good. Its thick and creamy but not sticky, which is always a plus.

The Face Shop hand cream
This smells divine…..

The fragrance is a mix of vanilla and hazelnut – soothing and calming, almost like the heavenly mountain fragrance. It is sleek and tiny, so you can easily put it in your bag and use it throughout the day.

Price –  300/- for 30ml

4. The Body shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask

There can never be a ‘favorites’ post without The Body Shop goodness. Such is the level of fangirl.

I and mum have been using it as a mask all through June, and it has shown effective results. It has a strong tea tree oil fragrance. The microbeads are small but exfoliate well when you use it as a scrub. The texture is creamy and sets to powdery.

The Body Shop Tea Tree mask and scrub
For squeaky clean skin, this is what you need.

For blemish prone skin it is great. Regular use has reduced mum’s blemishes considerably. For a quick cleanup session at home, it is a nice mask.

Price – 1295/- for 125ml

5. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipstick – Forever Fuchsia

Thank you bestie for knowing my lipstick choices so well!

Loreal Infallible Lipstick
Color coded packaging gets a big thumbs up!

This one is a bright fuchsia color, perfect for all seasons. It has a satin finish as you apply, but give it 10 minutes and it’ll become a super pretty semi-matte finish. Plus points for the color coded cap. It makes it so easy to recognize the lipstick.

Loreal Infallible Lipstick Forever Fuchsia
Perfect pop of color to glam up those gloomy days.
Source – IndianMakeupandBeautyBlog

The color payoff is amazing, lasts through the day and even survives a meal. Doesn’t bleed, feather, or settle into fine lines. What else can you possible ask for?

Price – 1150/- for 2.5g

6. The Nature’s Co. Watermelon Exfoliating Body Wash

“When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.” – Mark Twain

For all you watermelon lovers, this baby awaits to be added to cart. It smells delicious, just like watermelon pulp.

The Nature's Co Watermelon body scrub
The best thing about summers – Watermelon!!

The exfoliating granules are fine, thus, you get gentle exfoliation. It lathers up well, so you need just a tiny amount. Use it with scrub gloves for super soft skin. You can thank me later!!

Price – 845/- for 250ml

It isn’t the most affordable or the most effective scrub, but the watermelon attracted me.

Do let me know what all have you loved in the month of June. Just another reason to shop in the upcoming sales!

See you soon. Byeee….

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