Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Lips that lie...

My Current Obsession lies in: Nivea Fruity Shine Pink Guava.

♥ My Lips but Better ♥

Finding My Lips but better was like Finding Neverland. I am in ♥ all over again with my Obssession for Lipbalms. I have to admit, I catergorize my Lipbalms. My favourites change with season and my moods. Days when I want plain, shiny lips and others when I wear just a hint of color.
I am no Lipstick fan, especially the Dark ones. I Love sheer color and nudes. But with Tinted Lipbalms! Who needs Lipsticks anyways?

Coming to the point, I've found my MLLB, that too a Lipbalm.
Something I can wear all the time, with any eyemakeup or nude eyes.
Days when I'm a fuss and moody, Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara and Nivea Fruity Shine Pink Guava, is what all stay by my side.
I hate the feeling of having something on my lips, but with this I don't care.
This one makes my lips, irresistable to fold them together to feel it is there, right there giving all the love and color my lips need.
But Why I love this most is, This evens out my lip pigmentation on the upper lip. Can't you see? Even though with flash it is visible :-/
No, No I am not reviewing this, I'm sure already everybody has. I'm just overcoming my obsession I have for this pretty Pink Color.

Well you can check the pictures, won't you?

♥ ♥My Obsession on My Lips ♥ ♥

Apart from Lipbalm, One Thing that has Obsessed my mind is: Brighter than Sunshine by Aqualung.OST from ♥ A Lot like Love ♥

My Lips But only Better =)


Friday, August 24, 2012

My Monsoon Skincare Regime

I like it when my skin is Tan-free and acquires Radiant Glow in Monsoons. My skin feels sorta unbalanced, but I keep my spirits alive to keep that glow for long.
My Normal skin acts weirdly!
It phases from Normal to Oily and bounce back to Oily T-zone, Yes because of the extreme humidity in Mumbai's weather.
And the phase I detest: Break out phase.
There's when
I loose all my hopes for The Radiant Glow. [Yeah, It's like a pageant to me =D ]
Walks in...or I drag Himalaya Neem Foaming Face wash.
Also Lotus Claywhite.
apart from Neem Scrub [Homemade].
And Aromamagic Under eye gel to counter puffiness.
And Yes, I don't skip Sunblock!

Mane issues:
Ends turn super DRY.
I oil my Hair [ Almond Oil + Vit.E ] and Deep condition them with Oriflame Coconut Mask.
And nothing else. :-/

Also I make sure, I don't get drenched in rain often. =D

Have a safe and Happy Monsoon =)

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Current favourites...

I am not an Everyday makeup person, but I am certainly a fan of No-makeup-look.
I keep it minimal, except for my moody makeup days, when I'd even step out sporting smokey-eyed look or I'd just simply wear my geeky glasses, and just blush.
When I'm blue, at least I like to cover that up with makeup.( I don't actually mean Blue.) That really makes me feel good.

1. Lotus 3-in-1 Matte Daily Glow Sunblock with SPF 40
This Sunblock is my Oh-so-Love-at-first-application, why didn't I get this sooner? I cannot imagine If a sunblock could get any better than this. I know THIS one product is HG of so many other girls/ladies out there.

2. Maybelline Clear Glow Compact

I blot my face with a minimal layer of this compact, to cover imperfections. This compact really brightens my skin.I use it wet to cover acne redness. ;) And can I resist that pale pink packaging? NO

3. Nivea Vitamin Shake in Cranberry & Raspberry 

I use this only when I need some tint on my Lips, it sort of gives me a soft pink wash of colour. I don't know how o_o

4. Nivea Hydro care

This is what I keep even in my shorts pockets, I need this to be with me 24x7. It travels with me to and fro with me, to my bed, to study and yes, This one likes resting under my pillow. :P

5. Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara

I do not step out without this!
It really Brightens up my face. Do I need to say more? =)

Thank you for reading! =)

I'm loving this 5 products too much these days.
Do you love them too?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fiama Di Wills Shower Gel: Blunder

This is not a review, It's an eye-opener 0_0

A year back or so, When this  was launched. I happily bought it. *Glitter Beads* attracted my senses, conquered them and then I had to get it. An okay-ish and not-so-attractive looking bottle.
Okay, The story starts here.

The first time, I used it. It was summer and it was nothing amazing. Fragrance is quiet strong for my liking it lingers for a while. The weird fragrance has put in a funny embarrassing situation, you see?

We were sitting in a crowd-less cafe, with just working staff around.
He has strong olfactory senses, I wasn't aware of.

*.* : Are you wearing men's perfume? Why are you smelling weird?
(Masculine I took )
*_* me: What? No! I don't know.


I knew! I knew it!

Few days later I told him about it and we laughed like idiots. He agreed too, this legit smells like cologne or something.

My life couldn't be any funnier!

The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves

A day before yesterday, while crossing the The Body Shop counter. I realized with a jolt, I need those Gloves!

 I wanted Coral Pink :-/

I've used them once with Johnson's Baby top to toe wash.

I've used Poofs and Exfoliators made from Natural fibre (Coconut), They kind of scratch my skin. I've had many horrendous experiences with Body Exfoliators.The Vega Bath gloves were made of the material same as the Loofah, let alone exfoliation it did nothing more than tickling.

But Now I have, What I always needed! A Scrubby Gloves.

What I liked about The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves:

Excellent Exfoliation

Fits the palm perfectly! The Vega gloves did not fit and would move a lot.

Very little amount of Shower gel/Wash is needed.

These should be used twice or thrice a week and not everyday.

What I disliked about The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves:

Nothing, I want the Coral Pink coloured next!

I have Woollen Gloves exactly like these, People with sensitive skin or who crave smooth/soft skin can use woollen gloves for Daily exfoliation. I'm gonna try with Woolen gloves tomorrow. :D

I'm totally in LOVE with these! These make the bathing experience much more likeable.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Nivea Vitamin Shake Cranberry & Rasberry Lipbalm Review

Cranberry & Raspberry Vitamin Shake is a swirled, subtly tinted balm that leaves lips kissed with a hint of creamy, natural colour and an irresistible satin finish for a healthy glow.

About Nivea Vitamin Shake Cranberry & Rasberry Lipbalm

Do your lips need a healthy blend of nourishing vitamins and endless moisture that naturally enhances your lips' healthy glow? Cranberry and Raspberry Vitamin Shake is a creamy swirl of real cranberry and raspberry extracts, vitamins C & E and Pro-vitamin B5 for soft, kissably smooth lips and a hint of flattering, natural colour. This marbled stick of moisturising lip balm smells as delicious as a fruit smoothie. SPF 10 offers protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Ingredients: Polisobutene, Ricinus Communis Seed oil, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter,

Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,

Polyglycerol-3 Diisostearate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Amygdalus, Dulcis Oil, Rudus Idaeus Juice, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Juice, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Aqua, Glycerin, Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, BHT, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Aroma, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 45380.

My view on Nivea Vitamin Shake Cranberry & Rasberry Lipbalm:

    Vitamin Shake is a swirled, subtly tinted balm that leaves lips kissed with a hint of creamy, natural pink and an irresistible satin finish for a healthy glow.
    I liked the concept of Swirl, looks irresistable! but does not smell the same.
    It is mildly scented.
    Natural Pinkish tint, which is very subtle. Pigmented Lipped won't like this.It looks whitish or like nude Lipstick on them.Especially on my upper lip,which is pigmented.I use it when I play with my eyes,for day time.
    SPF 10 with Protection against UVA & UVB rays.
    Contain Vitamin C & E and Pro-vitamin b5.
    Vit C is a lightening agent, and helps in Chapped lips conditions. Vit E is an antioxidant, This vitamin helps keep skin moisturized, a necessity for healthy lips, and it also protects the outer layers of your skin from ultraviolet rays, which can lead to damaged and cracking lips.Pro-Vit b5 is watersoluble vitamin, also known as Panthenol.
    It is very Creamy, and moisturising, stays on for 2-3 hours at stretch.

Though the tint looks coral-ish in the picture, It looks Natural Pink on my Lips. I think this is the only Con, so far.

Shelf Life:
30 Months.

Price: 139 INR ( Discounted 108 INR)

P.S. I ordered this online, I ordered for Nivea Fruity Shine- Cherry but this was what I got.

Or else I would had never bought this, But this Lipbalm fulfills all the claims that are made by the brand.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

My Summer Skincare Routine

The scorching summer makes my skin dull, dehydrated and dark, even with little sun exposure. I invest most of my time looking after my skin, especially during summer. I follow a simple routine on weekdays and try to stay indoors as much as possible.

I am currently using Cetaphil cleanser for my morning routine.
I am also using a home-made cleanser thrice a week post cleansing.

Home-made cleanser: A cup of Oats flakes (powdered) and a half cup of Milk powder.
It is to be stored in airtight jar and avoid contact with water.

It cleans, exfoliates and nourishes. Lactic acid present in milk powder lightens and helps soothe sun damaged skin. Skin is squeaky clean without the stretchy feeling. Sometimes I drop few drops of Rose essential oil or fresh rose crushed petals.

Himalaya Refreshing Skin Toner.

I love Johnson and Johnson’s baby lotion (the pink version), all year long. I let it absorb on my damp skin, locking the moisture. It hydrates without the greasy feeling.

Sun block/Sunscreen:

I currently have 5 Sun blocks.
1) Lotus Sun block SPF 30 Indian Summer Formula
2) Neutrogena Dry Touch Sun block SPF 50
3) VLCC Surya Sandal Sun block
4) Photoban
5) Lakme Sun expert SPF 34 lotion.

I often use Lotus Sun block SPF 30 Indian Summer Formula; it does not get absorb but leaves a transparent veil on face. It creates a barrier between skin and sun.
Neutrogena Dry Touch Sun block SPF 50 - If I am out during afternoon or carry it for touch up that I hardly do. I am lazy like that.

VLCC Surya Sandal Sun block - I did not like much, its oily so I use it on my body.

Photoban - Recommended by the Derma, I did not like it much; it is runny and very oily.

Lakme Sun expert
- I use it indoors as a moisturiser; It sinks in the skin which I find is weird trait for Sun block.

Tinted Moisturizer:
Biotique Red Sandalwood Tinted moisturiser SPF 30.
A few minutes after Sun block settles.

Neutrogena Lip balm SPF 15, the best so far in terms of SPF.

My Skin care routine in the evening

 I cleanse off my face and follow with a calamine to soothe sun burn, if any.

At Night:

I cleanse and tone my skin with the same products, I use in the morning except for the moisturizer. I apply Evion on the pigmented areas and leave it overnight.
I prefer slathering my lips with Biotique Morning nectar balm.

I scrub twice a week and use de-tan face mask post scrubbing.
I like using fresh Aloe vera gel sometimes as soothing gel post sun exposure.
Clay based facemask and post mask, I use cucumber or cider as toner.

Apart from the mentioned routine, I make sure I keep myself hydrated.
To beat the weather I love spritzing my face with Dabur Gulabari Rose water.

That’s much work, I like keeping my routine clean and simple.