I might understand and write about skincare and its importance but to be absolutely honest I am a huge slouch when it comes to my skincare routine! After a long day of work and unending chores all I want to do is hit the bed. More often than I would like to admit, sleep takes priority over skincare. With my slacker attitude in mind I wanted to get my hands on something that guaranteed results, was no – nonsense, quick and potent; so I decided to burn a hole in my pocket and get the famed brown bottle of the Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II.
This mascara is basically a Beauty Icon! Its been around for 40 long years and still continues to amass awards after awards. Recently Maybelline re-launched the blue colour in this range and almost broke the internet with the noise. There is so much hype surrounding this product that I had to try it for myself.
The “OMG – Ingredient to Know” posts on my blog were not something that was meant to be a series mostly because these posts demand extensive research and added pressure to keep it as accurate as possible. Along with that significant amount of effort into simplifying the chemical-terminology laden language and squeezing it into a crisp write-up has been challenging. But I have been receiving wonderful response and thanks to the heaps of great feedback I plan to continue this series. On a friend’s special request the ingredient in spotlight this time is Vitamin-C.
This is one of the most popular series on this blog and I absolutely understand why! Nobody wants to waste their time and money on non- performing products. Great marketing can sell us air and the best of us will fall for it so here is an attempt to save you some money.
If you are even slightly into skincare you have already heard about this miraculous beauty ingredient that promises the Benjamin Button effect on your skin. Yes, I am talking about the famed Retinoid. Skin issues ranging from acne to ageing, there is a Retinoid for it!
I am often surprised by the people who have access to luxurious serums and creams and yet don’t know the importance of the humble- Toner. Even if they do know they are almost always confused about why this needs to be an important step in their skincare routine. To be honest I was one of those people at some point, so I thought I need to share my knowledge about this misunderstood skincare staple.
Sheet masks are everywhere, there is no escaping them. They might not make for the most flattering selfies but then your skin is surely hitting the like button on that one. With the entrance of Korean Beauty brands like Innisfree & The Face Shop in India we also have ready access to these thin sheets drenched in the magic liquid.
If you are a sheet mask pro or not here are 10 things you need to know about them.
Colourpop as a brand has always intrigued me. They came out of no where and with a little, no a lot of help from Social Media took over the Beauty World. It is perhaps the most Insta-famous beauty brand. Recently they offered free international shipping above 30 USD (approx 2000 INR) so I had to see for myself are these inexpensive beauty products worth the buzz.
In my quest to read more and more labels, some ingredients initially catch my eye and then my ears because they have got the beauty industry buzzing. Niacinamide is one of them. Olay claims it to be the ultimate skincare ingredient and has scientifically proven benefits for both young and old skin. So of course I read copious amounts about it and I have understood that it is something that all of us should start taking seriously.
Getting someone a present that they would love and cherish is a skill, a really good-to-have skill; that clearly I do NOT possess because I gifted this hand cream to my friend!