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!

Maybelline Volum'Express Hyper Curl Mascara: Review

Maybelline Volum'Express Hyper Curl Mascara: Review

After I made up my mind to start wearing eye-makeup on daily basis, I reached out for a Mascara. It had had to be Maybelline, And so I bought newly launched Maybelline Volum’Express Hyper Curl Mascara.
This is my second Mascara, the first was Street Wear Clear Mascara, which was a waste!

Quantity: 9.2 ml

I got this from Maybelline Counter in Thane.

What Maybelline says about Volum’Express Hyper Curl Mascara :

Why You’ll Love It:
  • Volumized + curled lashes for 18 hours!
  • With exclusive curl-lock formula.
  • Available in washable and waterproof variant

How to use:

Move brush upwards from root to tip to plump individual lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Continue applying to lashes until you reach your desired look. Do not let it dry between coats. Repeat for lower lash line

My take on Maybelline Volum’Express Hyper Curl Mascara:

This is one product, I don’t leave home without. This is the Wash proof version of Volum’Express Hyper curl Mascara. Just two coats gives my lashes Volume and Length.

It does not clump, even after 4 coats, I’ve never applied more coats than 4.

A Cute Black and Silver Packaging, and is easy to carry.

I wonder about the 18 hours longetivity, I never kept on for no longer than 8 hours.

I find Wash proof mascaras difficult to remove.
Olive oil did not work for me, but Vaseline Petroleum Jelly removed it completely.

After Monsoon, I will buy the Washable version of this product.

Only Black shade is available

My Experience:

I don't step out, without this product pridely enhanching my lashes.
The third time I wore, I noticed people looking into my eyes and not in a weird manner! ^_^
Overall Verdict:

I love this Mascara, It is perfect for Day Makeup. It really brightens the eyes, by adding Length and Volume and Density to Eyelashes.

But What I love the most is It does not clumps, even if you layer up.

It is definitely affordable.

This product stands up to all the claims that are made by the company. Even Availability is not an issue, is available at Maybelline Counters and Online.

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I repurchase: Yes, Washable version after Monsoon.

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.