After a terrible few instances of ‘hyperseborrhea’, which is essentially, using too much of a product on your skin that makes the oil (the sebaceous glands that secrete sebum) go into overdrive and end up making too much of the oil that it starts to harm your skin. I read up extensively about what you’re supposed to use- how- and a few tricks to go about managing the quantity of your daily beauty products.
I saw the EDP first in Sydney but got mine from Paris. Now I feel there’s a slight alteration of the intensity of the fragrance based on where you buy it from. Australian preferences are like American fragrance preferences, they like fresh, citrusy odours, Europe however is stronger, more intense, muskier or floral. India is milder, probably because of the climate. But depending on what you like, you can pick where you order your fragrance from.
I thought I’d do a run up on my top 5 favourite foundations- why and when I use them!
After a quick chat with my cousin, we realised there were lower cost alternatives to most high-end products. In the dupes section today, I’d love to share alternatives to the ‘Keihl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate’ that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago.
If you’ve used liquid lipsticks in the past, do you remember what they feel like when you just apply them? The KKW By Kylie is a signature Kim Kardashian West collection of nude shades in the creme formula that essentially is your liquid lipstick’s first swipe on your lips, except it stays like that.
The product that’s helped best to achieve this look is the L’Oreal Paris Tint Caresse. Since my collection consists mostly of nude cream based shades, I picked up the ‘Orchid Blossom’ shade.
So, the pack comes in a nice plastic tube and contrary to prices abroad, this works out fairly economical. And behind the plastic tube, you’d find a promise by Blossom Kochhar that talks about a six way skin transformation: lightening, brightening, exfoliation, cleansing, nourishing and restoration.
Now I’m not much of a risk taker when it comes to makeup, nor do I have the eyelashes to really play with something too risque. But I gave this one a shot, and boy, am I pleased!
What I can only label as a ‘miracle product’ is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Something I’ve now been using for over 3 months (not everyday, my bad). But they only product that gives me visible skin changes. And to sum this up in one line- I am impressed. (No, I haven’t started ageing yet. Just some skin-care indulgence)
Now, Dermarollers are contraptions of around 540 needles of varying lengths. (Read: 0.5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm and so on) for various issues on the skin like ageing, black spots, acne scars, loose skin and so on. How the deal works is that, the smaller needle size combats smaller issues and as your issues grow larger, so does the needle size (and the pain).
Essentially, MAC’s Ruby Woo is the perfect pop, the perfect red that balances both warm and cooler skin undertones. (It has both orange and blue elements- I’ll come to that eventually) and it makes for a statement with or without a very done up rest-of-the-face.
What came to me was this slick parcel that was quite unlike Nykaa’a regular glossy white parcels. This was a slick matte, black parcel that seemingly represented the luxury store of Nykaa with a separately branded packaging and the likes
Now, I had such straight hair that people mistook my hair to be cosmetically straightened. And now, I’m victim to humidity and yes, (SOB), frizzy hair. Hence, I decided to post about battling humidity and city woes: hair care.
For every time I sat in front of my dresser, with YouTube open trying to spread my eyelid skin all the way to the Arctic circle and stick my tongue out, and with a whole lot of precision try and draw on my eye liner, or put my eyeshadow evenly- my parents (and now my husband) get subjected to a volley of helpless abuses.
I just purchased Juicy Chemisty’s Lemon and Spearmint LipScrub off Amazon and being a tiny container that it is, it came in a rather large package. So this was my first shot with the product, and the tiny 10 gm of lip scrub smelled rather lovely and citrusy when I popped it open.
Hello, blogverse! I’m back, after a slight break- I had my family visiting me so I was trying to hank my hosting skills up a notch and hence, the planned blog post had to accept another go-live date. My latest post is about how different, really, are the premium lipstick brands that we aspire to add…
In 2008, a not so makeup-savvy me encountered my first ever liquid matte lipstick. I don’t recall the brand and it was my Mom’s that she got from Hong Kong. I tried it on just to see how it looked on me and my lips felt like a strange amalgamation of paint and glue was…
One, being the fact that I am a fan of Korean beauty products, South-East Asian skin is to die for. And second, summer is ‘ere, I want to be proactive this time and not let my Mum be subject to “By what percentage is my pimple better, Mom?” a couple of million times a day.
I do a weekly routine where I oil my hair, light a candle in my loo, play some good French Jazz, put on a sheet face mask and calm my nerves. Try that, it’s good!
On the next shelf, what caught my eye was a placard that read “Placenta Cream” and below that was a plethora of products ranging from anti-ageing lotions to Face-masks and more.
I also had a somewhat change in heart. (Also eventually, not just on that day) I actually started to prefer some Patanjali Products over my “Capitalist/ Materialist choices”