Sugar Cosmetics has been running some great offers on their website recently, and I availed some of these offers to restock my favourite eyeliner along with purchasing some stuff from the brand that I had not tried before. I was in the market for a deep pink/fuchsia lip liner for some of my bullet lipsticks and found the shade Plum Yum in the Sugar Cosmetics Lipping On The Edge Lip Liner range to be the closest match to the colour I was looking for. Here is my detailed review of this lip liner along with swatches.
If you follow my stories on Instagram, you would know that I have been on a hair colouring spree, which in turn means that my hair needs all the extra nourishment that it can get from any source. I recently received the Arganic by Aryanveda Hair Serum in a PR box, which contains 100% Organic Moroccan Argan oil as one of its ingredients, and therefore sounded perfect for my dry and frizzy ends. Here are my thoughts on this serum after using it for several weeks.
I feel that the two bare minimum things that you can do for your skin are to apply sunscreen every day and cleanse it thoroughly. Today I will be talking about a tool that can make the latter task extremely easy and effective. The tool I am reviewing today is the Spa Sciences Nova Antimicrobial Sonic Cleansing System, which is essentially a cleansing brush that you can use with any face cleanser of your choice. The brand kindly sent me the item to review, and here is what I think of it after using it for several weeks.
Kanai Organics is a brand that I love because they always try to bring the cleanest of formulations to their customers. I have already raved about the Kanai Organics Non Toxic Nail Paints in a previous blog post, but the only possible con of those nail paints was the high price point. I am happy to announce that the brand has now reformulated the product (it is now 12-free instead of 8-free) and has slashed down the prices of the nail paints to an affordable INR 199 while bringing out a bunch of amazing shades. I couldn’t resist picking up the newly launched shade Poison Ivy, and here is my review with swatches.
Your girl has been on a hair colouring spree lately and this is the third time that I coloured the lower ends of my hair in around 6 months. I wanted to go for a more vibrant red this time and heard from someone that the Streax Cream Hair Colour in the shade Flame Red (0.6) can give me that vibrant red hue even on my dark brown hair. Here is my review of this hair colour along with unfiltered pictures of the colour on my hair.
I haven’t tried a large number of products from Palmer’s, but whatever range I have tried so far has surprised me with its unique formulations that are really effective. The Palmer’s Coconut Water Moisturizer and Coconut Sugar Facial Scrub are the most recent products to join this list of amazingly unique formulations from the brand. Read on to find out why I love these products so much!
If you are someone with oily skin who thinks that you don’t need a moisturiser just because your skin feels greasy then you couldn’t be more wrong! Oily skin can be dehydrated too and demands cleansing, toning and moisturising routine just like any other skin type. An ideal moisturiser for oily skin is light-weight, non-greasy and mattifying. Here are my Top 5 Moisturisers for Oily Skin that are readily available in India.
In my previous post, I spoke about the importance of sunscreen and how you should reapply it after every 2-3 hours. This is all well and good if you are not wearing makeup, but how are you supposed to reapply your sunscreen when you are planning to wear a full face of makeup to spend a day outdoors? Here are some products that will help you apply sunscreen on top of makeup.
One product that has made the most drastic difference to my skin ever since I started using it religiously on a daily basis is sunscreen. Photoaging is one of the primary causes of premature aging of the skin, which leads to pigmentation, dullness and fine lines on the skin, and using a sunscreen on a daily basis is the only way to prevent it. There are two broad categories of sunscreen – Physical sunscreens or mineral sunscreens that contain ingredients that reflect the sun rays and Chemical sunscreens that contain ingredients that absorb the sun rays. While I personally do not have a preference between the two, physical sunscreens tend to be gentler on sensitive skin. Here is the list of my Top 5 Sunscreens in India, which cover both chemical and physical sunscreens and are suitable for a spectrum of skin types.Read More »
A lot of Indians suffer from oily skin and the humid climate of most parts of the country makes the situation even worse. While you might feel that the best way to take care of oily skin is to keep washing it every couple of hours, this, in fact, may worsen the situation as your skin may start producing more oil to compensate for the oil that is lost. Therefore, you need to wash your face twice a day with a cleanser that removes the grease but does not leave your skin feeling stretched out or dry. Here is my list of the Top 5 Face Washes for oily skin that target a range of skin concerns associated with this skin type.
Kaya is a brand that I haven’t really explored much till now, but whatever few products I have tried from their range have never disappointed. I was recently sent the Kaya Brightening Night Cream, the Kaya Brightening Beads Cleanser and the Kaya Derma Naturals Insta-Brightening Sheet Mask as PR, and here is my review of these products. Kindly bear in mind that I am reviewing these products based on their efficacy at nourishing the skin and evening out my skin tone. Some of these products claim to “lighten the skin tone” as well, but I do not support skin lightening, I simply explored what the formula of these products does for my skin in terms of reducing pigmentation and adding a natural glow, and here is an honest account of the same.
PAC cosmetics recently launched their Take Cover Concealers which took the internet by a storm from the day of the launch. A lot of you requested me to review the concealer on Instagram, and I decided to go one step further to do a comparison of the PAC Cosmetics Take Cover Concealer vs the PAC Cosmetics Spotlight Ready Concealer, both of which I had never used before. I picked up the shade 08 Stark Nude from the Take Cover concealers and the shade 08 Barely Nude from the Spotlight Ready concealers, and here is my review with swatches and comparison of both the concealers.