Be Wise this Winter

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Love the nip in the air? The smell of roasted corn, mouth-watering samosas, cups of garam chai, smooth hot chocolate?

Well we are not at our brightest in this season which makes you hit the snooze button more often than you think, and the morning runs suffer.

Make sure that your skin doesn’t. Use simple tricks to keep your glow on even in the driest of weathers.

 

Facial Care: Your face lights up someone’s world, so let the lights not dim in this drab weather.

  • Cleanse carefully, avoid washing your face too often and try using cold milk with cotton as one of the cleansing alternative.
  • Scrub as little as possible with milder scrubs
  • Do not forget to tone your skin as it tends to secrete more oil in winters to combat dryness.
  • Moisturize without blocking those pores. Add a bit of extra virgin olive oil to your daily moisturizer / night cream. Applying mustard oil on your face at night helps too (if you can bear the smell)
  • Masks made from kitchen ingredients like ripe mashed bananas, avocados, buttermilk or cream (malai) with a pinch of turmeric, egg yolk can be quite beneficial to combat dryness.
  • Pout pretty by scrubbing your lips with olive oil and fine salt to exfoliate. Make your you do not have already chapped lips as this will not only irritate the dry and bruised lips but may also result in redness or bleeding and chances of infection are high.
  • Apply petroleum jelly , lip balms or simply home-made ghee to keep the smile pain free.
  • Make up needs an additional base layer of moisturizer to avoid flakiness. Choose mineral or cream based make up depending on your skin type.

Skin Care: The rest of your beautiful body needs attention too. Don’t let the wind blow away your enthusiasm for a stricter regime during this season. Your skin need extra pampering in this season.

  • There are times when you are tempted to take long hot showers to combat the chill, but this is exactly what you need to avoid. To keep your skin supple tale 5 minutes lukewarm showers.
  • We feel less thirsty and crave for more teas and coffees and hot chocolates in this season. But remember anything with sugar and caffeine will dry your skin, so drink more water (eat sattu to boost thirstiness).
  • Eat lots of Citrus fruits, nuts, foods that are rich in protein, vitamin A, B1, and B2. Avoid fried food as much as you can. Give the sweet tooth a break and eat natural sweet dates for energy and to curb the craving. This will also help you keep your weight in check due to over eating.
  • Make note of winter rashes and try to prevent them by wearing breathable fabrics, moisturizing your skin, using natural, fragrance-free soaps, using broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Avoid rough cracked feet by regularly exfoliating and moisturizing your feet.
  • Use hand creams regularly to avoid those pretty hands from becoming dry and flaky.
  • Moisturizing before bedtime is quite beneficial. Stay away from tight jewelry to avoid rashes.
  • Take care of your elbows because even with the body well moisturized the elbows tend to look white and dry. Moisturize them well.

Hair Care: Let that mane not get matted, avoid bad hair days / nights and stay stylish
Winter tends to make the hair drier and frizzier than normal.

  • Avoid washing hair too often however tempting it may be, use lukewarm water for hair wash. Do not for get to condition your hair for better results use leave in conditioners during winter.
  • Beware of the dangers of dandruff which is especially high in winters Don’t forget that those hot oil massages don’t just feel heavenly they nourish your hair from deep within too, go ahead indulge but don’t over indulge as leaving the oil in your hair for longer periods of time can lead to dandruff so can over stripping it by shampooing too often. So, try to maintain a balance.
  • Rinsing the hair with apple cider vinegar before shampoo helps too.

Style tips: Bring on those jackets and shawls and wear them with panache.

  • Just make sure you have pre-washed and stored those woolens well. Air them well to remove any storage or damp foul smells.
  • Treat your woolen garments well and instead of wearing one bulky sweater and then sweat if the temperature changes use multiple layers of clothes with the base layer closest to your body being soft and nonabrasive (to particularly avoid rashes).
  • Step up your style quotient by wearing your scarves and caps differently.
  • Sometimes step out with the scarf tied to your handbag belt or use it actually as a belt and later if required use it as a scarf.
  • Bring out your boots and funk them up with pieces of jewellery over drab black boots.
  • Don’t freeze to look stylish, you can wear long sleeve blouses, bandh galas, traditional jackets and clothes in thicker material like velvet, brocade, silk, jaquard.
  • Wear warm leggings under your sarees lehengas. Wear knit blouses.
  • Wear embroidered jackets over sarees.
  • Use designer shawls (especially ones with any kind of embroidery work on them) instead of dupattas.
  • If your head feels cold cover your head the traditional way or simply wear some silk hats with jeweler to raise those eyebrow as well as a few temperatures in the room.

Go ahead enjoy the winters in a wise, wacky way and yes don’t forget to smile, after all everyone needs the warmth of the sun and the smile.

 

 

Mmmmm Melorra

A connoisseur of the Amazon.com curated collection as well as a few Indian online jewllery websites I am not new to buying fine jewellery online.

While everyone starts with a bang many fizzle out on the journey and eventually turn into brick and mortar stores adding to their overheads which are collected from the consumers (I believe not many have given this a thought) and then the cost of jewellry goes up significantly. The same is usually explained as making charges or design costs. Making them akin to their traditional counterparts, however much they would love to deny this fact.

When I chanced upon Melorra.com I decided to give them a try. Not only were their prices much lower than any other brands in the market but their products too looked deliciously fresh.

The jewellery pieces are something I would love to flaunt on a daily basis, stylish, suave and totally chic. Also the use of semi precious gemstones is something that is trending in the Indian jewellery scenario currently, until now it was only the precious gemstones which ruled the jewellery designs making the jewllery both precious and heavy for daily wear. The whether-it-will-suit-me factor too played a major role as we Indians believe that certain gemstones (precious) are to be worn only after receiving a   prescription. the lesser semi precious gemstones however beautiful have no place in our fine jewellery.

Having said that, the quality of products is not the only key to success for most brands. The quality of people who work behind the scenes quietly making it happen for you is what matters too.

My encounter with Saroj Yaramilli over the telephone brought to mind an image of a woman who is dedicated to her business and takes great pride and responsibility of everything that goes on in her company.

For those of you who haven’t tried their jewellery I recommend you at least check out their website and you will be spoilt for choice from their vast catalogue comprising of various collections making them daringly different. Let’s see if you have the panache to carry a Melorra piece.

http://www.melorra.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spidey Woman

Spiderwoman, Spiderwoman,
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size,

Look Out!
Here comes the Spiderwoman.

 

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Leopard Print Sneakers

Love my Sneakers the leopard print is right in line with my love for animal prints. Waiting to team them up with a plain white cotton dress and pink hoops !!

Going great with my hair too !!

Shoes

 

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Mastani

The name is a descriptive of a free powerful & independent woman.

The legend Mastani was skilled in archery, knowledge, niyati ( strategy) and was a beauty.

A rare combination of womanhood she was celebrated in the history during the times of war and peace. A leader in her own and an inspiration to her clan. She defined beauty, style, motherhood and played many roles with grace and poise!

This is what defines Mastani – a jewelry brand inspired by the classical designs across the country and a blend of modern and ethnic jewelry for the women of today.

Her roles, skills and commitments have come a long way changed in many ways yet she loves to wear her jewelry – graceful outfits and even today she celebrates her uniqueness.

Mastani brings to you customized jewelry in bright and pastel fusion colors.

It does not limit you to a specific outfit.

The concept is Fusion – it changes hues with your ever-changing roles of womanhood.

Whether you are the coy docile nymph or the fiery passionate siren, the jewelry personifies your various moods, stances taking into perception the nuances and the flutter of the lashes that are embodiment of the very unique YOU.

Go ahead explore the collection and if you want to get yourself something ethereal check out the Mastani Facebook Page :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/180319818987465/?ref=br_rs

 

 

Bella Hadid doesn’t crack under pressure

“Model of the Year” December 2016, Bella Hadid a rising star in the world of fashion, has partnered with TAG Heuer.

This is not just an opportunity for the luxury Swiss watch brand to welcome a fresh, young face, but also for the model to collaborate on projects which relate directly to one of her favourite hobbies: photography.

At the venue the trendsetting fitness club Equinox Bond Street the pretty blue-eyed brunette confidently showed off her perfect body, right at home in the gym!

TAG Heuer’s #DontCrackUnderPressure tagline fits her perfectly.

CEO Jean-Claude Biver, also Chairman of the Watch Division of LVMH Group said: “I am delighted to welcome Bella into the family of TAG Heuer ambassadors. Having Bella on the team enables me to reconnect TAG Heuer with the Millennials and young generations, and also with the brand’s avant-garde spirit, the spirit which drives us to do things differently, to innovate and to dare. The TAG Heuer family has a real team spirit. We need someone like Bella to help us capture the bold and confident spirit of young people today. Thank you for joining us, Bella, welcome to the team!”

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Magic Make-up

While everyone makes a cream, a gel
A miracle that promises you
Those fine lines and wrinkles
Will vanish with recurrent use
How I wish they would instead
Discover a formula that could
Give you crow’s feet from smiling
And shiny skin from being healthy
How I wish the love handles could be
Loved to hug and the men they
Would not seek bags of bones
That make up companies
Showed rosy cheeks in advertisements
And real happy women
Not sulky pouts dead eyes
Perfectly kohled but empty
I wish to see real people
Not just mannequins impossible
Whom we see and dread the scales
But who are found in
Asylums and rehab

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Mooning over

We all have heard of the man who wants to get you the moon. I would settle for one who could get me the moon earrings or the Chandbaali earrings.

Chand means the moon in Hindi and baala or baali means ring or earring so in essence Chandbaali means the Moon Earrings.

These earrings which have been around since the Mughal era are now making a sensational come-back and every woman wants to own and flaunt a pair.

It is believed that Noor Jahan (the only Mughal Empress to have coinage struck in her name) was the one who christened the Chandbaalis. Her love for these earrings was so strong that she was believed to have owned several exquisite pairs and wore them to her dying day.

The second most popular royals were the wives of the Nizams of Hyderabad who adorned their Chandbaalis with pearls and uncut diamonds.

Today Chandbaalis come in a host of metals, stones, pearls in various shapes, sizes,  and prices and can be paired with multiple ensembles instantly upping the glam quotient.

Though they have been a trend in Hyderabad for quite some time now, they have been popularized by the tinsel town and almost every actress has been spotted wearing one.

Well what are you still mooning over, get yourself a pair!

Flowers in her hair

Try these for a nice flowery hairdo.

You can use fresh flowers or artificial one depending on availability.

 

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Fresh Men

So when my husband got this nice gift sets he shared one with a dear friend.

It contained

1 Fresh Shaving Cream

and

1 Fresh Skin Soother After Shave

I was naturally intrigued about how both the gentlemen felt on using these products and asked them.

Here’s what they have to say:

“The Shaving Cream: You need just a little bit which helps your razor simply glide over the skin leaving it supple and smooth with absolutely no traces of hair or any cuts”

“The After Shave: Moisturises the skin so well, it is definitely calming and soothing. When the Shaving Cream and the After Shave are used together it is a great shaving experience”.

These gentlemen said it. Now you tell me if you have used any of the products and how do you find it.

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Ziveg Silver Jewellery

If you are looking for classy 92.5 silver jewellery in India or from India there is just one place to look for.

I chanced upon the Brand Ziveg when I was browsing at my favorite online shopping site. There was this ring which I ordered because it caught my eye with its elegant design.

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When I received the ring I was first impressed by the packaging. It was as classy as the product itself.

I have very thin fingers so the size I had ordered was way too big.The Ziveg team ensured that they sent me a ring that was perfect for my dainty fingers.

Then I ordered another one and yet another and also gifted some to my friends who were all blown away by the awesome quality of both the Swarovski and the finished product.

Princess Cut Solitaire

What I love about them:

  • 92.5 Sterling Silver
  • Jewellery made with Swarovski Elements
  • Range in gemstones and colors
  • Swarovski Mark of Authenticity
  • 3 months warranty
  • Prompt on delivery
  • Free Engraving
  • Free Shipping
  • 3 Months Replacement Guarantee
  • 30 Days Return Policy
  • Cash On Delivery
  • Secured Payment Processing
  • Great  Customer Support
  • Number of Payment Options
  • Great interactive website

 

What is on my lust list 

 

 

Check out the weblinks for the excellent variety of choices that will keep you lingering long after the need is served but greed is not.

Aspar

I am a big big fan of lip balms, they keep your lips smooth and soft and help a lot if you are applying matte lipsticks.

If you get your favorite flavour while keeping your lips hydrated then it’s a double bonus.

You will love the tangy taste of this lip balm, for me it is an absolute must in my purse.

Besides doing what it does best it also leaves a wonderful taste.

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Clarins UV PLUS UV+ SPF50 neutral

I love the milky UV PLUS UV+ SPF50 neutral.

It blends so easily into the skin not only protecting the skin against harmful UV rays but also from the free radicals and pollution and dust as you battle city life and commute.

It’s oil free texture is super absorbing and leaves your skin feeling soft and satiny with a nice glow. Apply post your daily skincare regime and before applying make-up.

Great for highly tropical Asian Countries.

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INGREDIENTS (refer to http://int.clarins.com/en/uv–spf50-neutral/C010410024.html?start=1)

Organic Alpine sanicle extract exclusive to Clarins: strengthens the skin’s anti-oxidant system supplying a first line of defence at the surface.

Cantaloupe melon extract: rich in anti-oxidants, it protects the cells from oxidative stress due to UV rays and pollution.

Organic blackcurrant extract: helps to prevent the appearance of redness and tightness caused by pollution and UV rays.

Hyaluronic acid: protects the skin against dehydration linked to depletion of the hydrolipidic film.

Clarins anti-pollution complex: helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of pollution.

Soultree Colour Kohl

At last the package arrived and I was ecstatic to find my supply of colored kohl / kajal neatly packed.

Imagine coloring your eyes:

Moss Velvet, Grey Glow, Nectarine Glow, 24 Carat (Gold)

Mood Indigo, True Blue, Fern Green, Copper Tint, Purple Haze

Robusta Brown, Pure Black, Rich loam (brown)

We Indians love kohled eyes and they are soon becoming and international craze. So why stick to plain black?

Especially when you have home brands like Soul Tree which  use natural ingredients like almond oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, honey, wax, carnauba wax, candelilla, butter ghee, natural vitamin E and mineral pigments.

The brand is well priced and widely available. The BDIH certification makes totally dependable.

The only drawback I see here is it is not smudge proof otherwise it is in my opinion a really great, safe product.

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Gucci Garden

Welcome to the Gucci garden where the snake slithers up your back giving you sensual shivers down your spine.

The golden bumble bees buzz past your head

The butterflies in your stomach flutter as you do a double take on the latest style trends.

 

 

 

The Lipstick Index

Colour me red, wine, toffee, orange, mauve. Make my lips luscious.

No matter what the economists have to say a good lipstick is a must

Bags will come and turn into messengers, totes and slings

My lips with forever have colour flings

Watches will slide away with time

Jewellery may be vintage or junk or bling

A selfie will definitely highlight

My pretty pout, kohl eyes

Be it a flowery day dress or a cocktail gown

Hairstyle can be wild or an upscale chignon

My lips have to be the perfect shade

I cannot always find it in me

To burn cash for a clothing that’s just a fad

But makeup will never go away

It will never make me look fat

Give me the lotions, potions, creams and eye-shadows

Without them I am a total nerd

Cosmetics into a woman shoe, concept for fashion and shopping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Baby

Another amazing product from the Fresh Cosmetics Bouquet.

I often have dry lips even during summers and I hate to keep applying lip balm after every few hours. This product  just resolved it.

Apply in the morning for a full day moisturized lips that are soft supple and oh so kissable.

And having an SPF adds value. I use once in the morning and then once before I go to bed.

Being colorless it allows me to apply my matt lipsticks over it. I sometimes use a dark lip pencil and then apply this for a nice shiny but healthy glowing day effect.

I am addicted to Sugar, are you?

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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Just Herbs Elixir

The world is fast turning east for both its spiritual as well as aesthetic well being.

Just Herbs  is an Indian skin care brand that has roots in Ayurveda and has a product line that boasts of products that are results-driven and made from certified organic and wild crafted ingredients collected from across India.

I am especially in love with their Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir.

This small bottle (15 ml) has a genie which restores and nourishes my skin while I sleep.

You can mix a few drops of this serum to your night cream and will see the results in a few applications.

Gotukola (Chinese name meaning “fountain of youth”) and Indian Ginseng are considered most pure, closest to nature colour and complexion promoters in ancient Ayurvedic texts and are known to make skin youthful.

Pros:

  • Suits all skin types
  • Fragrance-free
  • Free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients(GMO) and other synthetic ingredientsserum-shoot-pic-339x490

Key ingredients:

gotukola ext 4% indian ginseng ext. 4%, garden cress ext.1%, rosehip seed oil (vit c source) 2%, wheat germ oil (vit E source)1%,eucalyptus leaf ext 1% fumittory ext. 2%, liquorice ext. 2%, indian senna ext (botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid) 1%,naagkesar ext. 2%, certified organic cold pressed safflower oil (vit E source) 2%, colloidal oats 3%, certified organic cold pressed moringa seed oil (vit A & C source) 2%, allantoin 0.1% (plant derived) Other ingredients: certified organic aloevera juice, certified organic veg. glycerine, potassium sorbate, soy lecithin, sodium benzoate, natural preservative blend of herbs and essential oils.

 

Sally Hansen Hand Cream

Rough hands are a sad sight. They are also very uncomfortable and even in some cases painful. If not cared for properly the skin can get chaffed and infected.

It is also quite a task to keep your hands well moisturized. Indian women have so many chores around the house that aggravate this condition and creams to soften the hands is the last thing on their minds.

It was quite a pleasant surprise to receive SALLY HANSEN 18 HOUR PROTECTIVE HAND CREMEin my Fab Bag.

It’s faint tangy orangy scent was the first thing I noticed about the product.

The ingredients Shea Butter, Vitamins A, E, C and Grape Seed Oil formula promise to deliver fast relief, maximum moisture and incredibly soft skin for up to 18 hours and that is exactly what this cream does. It keeps your skin moisturised for a nice long period.

I have used the product and found it extremely hydrating and moisturizing especially in winters.I love the way the cream gets immediately absorbed and not being too greasy it is a useful product even in most tropical areas.

Totally recommend this one for both day and night use.

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Brocato Curlinterrupted Curl Calming Balm

Have frizzy hair, unmanageable curls, crazy flyaway tresses?

Smoothen with

Brocato Curlinterrupted Curl Calming Balm

I received a sample size of this in my Fab Bag and though I was initially hesitant to try it I absolutely loved this product. It is a product that works well in most hot and humid climates too. It is also the perfect alternative styling gel for semi-straight hair.

It’s Brocato’s Curlscience Ingredient Complex formula allows the balm(more of a gel) to spread easily and evenly throughout the hair.

Warning: Little goes a long way! Product can get too heavy and messy if you apply too much but the right amount can give you desired results.

I have used it on my wild hair days to turn my tresses into soft shiny manageable curls with the perfect volume and bounce.

The full size product is a bit expensive but should last you a long time so consider it as a long-term investment for great hair.

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Sally Hansen Air Brush Shimmer

Stockings are not for everyone. But there are these days when you are not at your best and yet there is that rocking party you absolutely have to go to, or the hot date you have been looking forward to, or show off to Miss Snob who is forever flaunting her long legs.

You just have to put your best leg forward and all you need to do that in style is to get all shimmery and glamorous.

There is this one product which has never failed me.

Sally Hansen Air Brush Shimmer

No matter what I am wearing I can step out in style with a little spray on my legs. This easy to operate spray is water and sweat resistant, long-lasting and looks heavenly.

So next time you are invited to that A-list party spray on and kick some shimmer.

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La Splash

With the make up going bold and bright the neons are fast becoming a craze.

And what better when you have the neon (see bold) color on your lip that is matte and stays long after Cinderella lost her sandal.

The LaSplash Lip Couture is a creamy lipstick which is very smooth and on drying gives a complete matte finish making it look really chic. What’s even better is it stays on for a long long time.

I would recommend you to exfoliate your lips and apply a primer or some lip balm a few minutes before applying the lipstick.

My favorite shade is ‘Forbidden‘ and just like its name, it is like the forbidden apple that Eve was too tempted to resist.(BTW they have a shade called ‘Till Midnight’ how apt)

Wear it for a happening party and you are sure to make the gals go green with envy and the guys are sure to notice those lips.

What’s a girl without a little bold, vibrant and show-stopping drama. Go on get bold.

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Valmont Prime Regenera I

It was by chance that I discovered this product.

I was expecting my baby and my skin had started drying up and becoming flaky. I used to have red breakouts and  my husband got me a travel sample thinking it would help my skin.

The product is expensive but works well for what its worth.

By applying a small pearl in the morning you ensure that the skin is nourished for almost 12 hours.

It works like magic and has restorative properties that start showing effect almost immediately. It’s Cellular Prime Complex  restores the elasticity of your skin and leaves your skin looking healthy and radiant.

Initially I thought it was a bit rich and creamy and was afraid it would make my face look oily but if you have very dry skin it gets absorbed into the skin quickly and does not make you feel like you are wearing a heavy cream.

Use it first before applying a sunscreen. Can be used both during day time and night-time as well.

There have been other variants of this product but I am still loyal to this version.

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TIGI Bed Head

Want to style your hair and make it stay for long, try Tigi Bedhead Candy Fixations Totally Baked Hair Meringue.

It was recommended to me by this really cute stylist at one of the Juice Salons.

Just 1-2 pumps (depending on your hair length) should go a long way in retaining the shape of your preferred hairdo or just apply and blow dry for great volume and long lasting style impressions.

Comes in a convenient 207 ml  / 07 oz spray can this is a great priming product for all hair types.

I have used it even on those really bad hair days and got maximum results.

But don’t let me tell you that Try it yourself.

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Sea Soul CC Cream

This came in my Fab Bag subscription. Not sure on how to use it best I just started using it over my regular sunscreen Bello Photostable Sunscreen Gel . 

Just a small pearl of this cream and it works its way beautifully into the skin.

It stays an entire day and gives you the no makeup look.

Just cover it with regular compact powder and you are good to go. I use it every time I step out (even in the most harshest sunny days).

It gives you a matt effect so for those with dry skin I would really recommend a moisturizer or as in my case I use the  Bello Photostable Sunscreen Gel .  during the day and a moisturizer for evenings prior to application of Sea Soul HD Finish CC Cream with SPF 20 – Light.

It is a complete coverage and correcter cream and helps to correct discoloration by acne, scars, sun damage & uneven skin tones.

Comes in two shades Medium and Light choose according to your skin type.

It is very light and you will like its sheer texture.

Totally recommended.

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Sea Soul Face Mask

As mentioned earlier dry and sensitive skin needs more than average care.

Also one must be extra careful that there is no averse reaction to a product.

Which is why I am a Big Fan of Brands that make small one time use product pouches.

They are the ones that we keep going back to because they have given us the chance to try and trust the product.

And in case where the product is unsuitable the loss is minimal so is the damage.

I was as usual a bit wary of trying out face masks (most of them are known to cleanse but also dehydrate the skin).

When I did try the Sea Soul Dead Sea Moroccan Argan Hydrating Mask I was amazed at the result.

The mask leaves your skin, soft supple and totally hydrated.

As promised it

  1. Smoothens, Lightens and Brightens your skin
  2. Hydrates and Nourishes the skin
  3. Reduces and Cleanses pores
  4. Infuses essential minerals into the skin

I would recommend this for dry skin.

Also the effects stay for a long time and you will not need this more than twice a month.

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Beat the sun

The sun is out and the summer heat is at it’s sizzling best.

Staying indoors is just not a choice for some of us but ouch the skin is going to get all tanned and that is not what some of us would like (especially when you are ultra sensitive to the sun)

So I did try a couple of sunscreens but most of them were so oily that they would only aggravate my excessive sweating.

Then I was in Chennai with humidity at it’s highest and wanted a sunscreen really bad.

The medical store guy took one look at my face and just recommended me this

Bello Photostable Sunscreen Gel

It contains all photo-stable ingredients and ensures SPF 40 and UVA protection.

The Benefits

  • Protects from tanning and sun burns with SPF 40
  • Delays premature ageing
  • Maintains original skin colour & texture
  • pH matches acidic skin mantle
  • Enriched with Antioxidants and Vitamin E
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Non Comedogenic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Water & Sweat Resistant
  • Non Greasy
  • Fragrance Free

How to Use:

  • Apply evenly on face, neck and exposed areas of skin
  • Use 20-30 minutes prior to sun exposure
  • Re-apply as required, especially after swimming, sweating

And I have not turned towards another sunscreen last two summers.

 

 

Nectar for Dry Skin

I realized all my worst nightmares of aging skin, wrinkles and lose of radiance were soon taking the shape of reality.

I tried various regenerative creams and some expensive facials. The effects were fleeting. My skin started becoming flaky even in summer and the dryness would just not go away.

I was careful trying out new products because my skin would react with immediate fury by becoming red and breaking out.

I had been wanting to try out Clarins for quite some time now but was not very sure how my dear skin would behave.

But on my way back from Paris I just thought I would take the leap of faith.

At Abu Dhabi Duty Free I checked the various products and finally found a combi pack of a serum and cream.

I had researched a bit about the product online and was clear about what I wanted.

So I reached out and picked the products I wanted.

  1. HydraQuenchIntensive Serum Bi-Phase (The intensive hydration product for very dehydrated skin)

  2. HydraQuench Cream – Normal to Dry Skin

Clarins HydraQuench Bi-Phase Serum is a comforting formula that restores the balance.This re-formulated serum has a lighter texture and offers longer lasting hydration When your skin is feeling dry, parched and tight, this SOS treatment rescues and repairs.

The cream is a super skin quenching  that leaves skin feeling light, fresh and soft. The ultra-moisturizing blend infuses skin with long-lasting hydration so that skin looks smoother, supple and more radiant. The HydraQuench cream is effective irregardless of temperature and climate variations, and protects against environmental aggressors and pollution.Use the serum after your bath (for better results use it at night as well). A few drops will suffice. Gently dab it on your face and let your skin soak it in. Follow it by applying the cream.

Simply apply this versatile and easily absorbed cream every morning after cleansing, waiting for a few minutes before applying make-up. The moisturizing cream can also be used before bed to soften and quench skin overnight.

Not to mention the freebies I got (they work very well too ) Mmmm the luxury of french cosmetics………..

I saw the results in just a few applications, would you tell me if this works for you too?

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