All posts tagged: Skincare

Product Review: Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Gel

Look the monsoon is supposed to be around the corner but the corner is far, far away. So while we are sweltering and our faces are melting off, we need sunscreen. And sunscreens are sticky. Very sticky, going by what we have in the market right now. Every sunscreen that I have tried to date has left my face feeling like you could put notes on it and it will hold up. Oh  and slightly whitish- like you were attempting to be a ghost but gave up midway. As is protocol, when you get sick of all sunscreens, you turn to Lotus Herbals UV Matte Gel or Neutrogena. I turned to Lotus Herbals. Here’s my review. Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Gel Feel: It feels like a gel. And that’s so awesome for a sunscreen dude. It goes on easy and disappears in minutes. You’ll feel like you’ve not even put anything on. Best bit? No whitish aftermath. Isn’t that super? Fragrance: It smells unlike a sunscreen. It’s mildly fragrant but you can’t tell when you …

5 Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Fabulous in Summer

Guys, it’s hot outside. I mean, you know but god, it’s really hot. Like you are just sitting there , minding your own business and sweat starts trickling down your spine and wetting your pants. I am going to petition to go clothes-free during summer. I believe there will be many takers. Anyway, if you are the kind who still wants clothes to be compulsory, then fine. Be like that. Point being, summer can make it very tough to want to put on anything on face. Mostly because you feel like your face is melting. Obviously, you don’t want tonnes of makeup goop on your face. Which is why I have put together 5 skincare tips to keep your skin looking awesome. And not like you threw a giant pot of oil on your face before you walked out of home. Keep hydrated but be smart about it. Look, you can’t stop applying moisturizer all together okay? No. No, this is non-negotiable. You’ll have to wear something to keep your skin hydrated. I suggest replacing …

Why Clarisonic is The One Skincare Product You Need For Flawless Skin

So you know how I have sworn off facials, right? I think I have mentioned it before. I am blessed with lovely skin. And it’s a blessing I take quite seriously. I invest quite a bit in my skincare. As you probably know. (Read this). Anyway, I happened to get a facial in December from a local lady- you know, the ones who come home and basically wring out everything from your body in the name of a massage- yes, I got one of those. I asked her to be gentle and even gave her my VLCC Facial Kit (I had gotten it for free). But she went all out and scrubbed my cheeks till they were a little raw. I thought, ‘How bad can it be right?’. Turns out. Very bad. I got little spots on my skin that just wouldn’t go away. I even went to the derm to get it fixed. Nothing was working. Then, on my trip to Dubai, I went to Sephora and decided to get the Clarisonic. Let me …

Product Review: Innisfree Best Loved Collection

Korean beauty and skincare is a real thing. It’s what bloggers around the world swear by (well, some anyway) and anything the Koreans do becomes an instant hit. Even if it is makeup for hooded eyes which most of the others aren’t lucky enough to have. Aren’t they the cutest? Anyway, Innisfree is a brand from Korea which is only 6 years old and is known for being natural and environment-friendly. They put their heart and Seoul into that philosophy. Yes, I put that entire sentence in only for that pun. Moving on. You know I was in Delhi right? So I was just going around the Galleria Market in Gurgaon and they had an Innisfree store right there. And because it was right there, I had to walk in. And I ended up buying two face masks which I am still to use. But. I did get samples of their ‘Best Loved Collection’  for becoming a member. So I used those and here’s a review.   Innisfree Orchid Enriched cream Feel: This anti-aging (a claim …

My Nighttime Skincare Routine

There comes a time in every blogger’s life where they must cave in to pressure of doing a routine post. I caved, okay? I gave in. But admit it, secretly, you were dying to know my nighttime skincare routine. No? Okay, atleast you are normal. Anyway, after tweaking and turning my skincare routine upside down, I realised that a long-drawn routine just wasn’t my thing. If I am going to load up the products on my skin before I snooze, I get bored and don’t end up doing anything at all. So I truncated my to-dos. And here’s what I do now. Squeaky Clean I was doing a makeup course with an academy called Fat Mu here in Mumbai. And we would have lots of makeup on our faces everyday. And that’s where I also discovered the beauty of micellar water. Micellar water has oil molecules suspended in it. It all sounds very fancy and it probably is but more importantly, I like what it does. Now, I knew about this. What with all the …

Dubai Beauty Haul

I went to Dubai recently and it was hard for me to not buy everything in the stores there. But the carefully restrained person that I am, I managed to do that. That and the fact that I wanted the Clarisonic really bad might have something to do with it. Why did I need the Clarisonic? Because my skin broke out and my skin that has always been clear was now pink and had spots and what not. So i visited the dermat. Who said that a facial I had had was aggravating my skin and causing this. I have obviously decided to stay off facials but also invest in a Clarisonic. I also bought stuff from Lush which used be here in Mumbai but shut down, any idea why? Also guys, the NARS Orgasm is here which means the excitement is through the roof. And oh, the beauty blender has also been acquired. So, here’s the haul. Reviews will be out soon. It’s so exciting! And here’s a closer look.    

6 Skincare Tips for Diwali Season- With ProTips For an Extra Boost

Happy Diwali guys! Diwali is my favourite festival. Everything is lit up and bright and that’s just so pretty. Candles and fairy lights everywhere. Beautiful. Children with crackers- yeah, maybe that’s not so beautiful. But generally, it’s a happy, fun evoking warm, fuzzy feelings festival. This also means that you are invited to several parties and you are really loading on the makeup. While you go to town with the makeup, your skin is going to sign disappointedly, give up on you and sulk in a corner. That can’t be good.  Here are 7 tips to keep your skin looking clean and giving it some pampering so it behaves. Clean up good It’s a good skin commandment – you do not sleep with makeup on. Everyone tells you that. And for that, you are going to need a really good makeup remover. Get something that is gentle and effective so you don’t end up rubbing your skin raw trying to get makeup off. #ProTip: If you are wearing waterproof makeup, you end up having to …