Oskia renaissance cleanser is really one of its kind, definitely a keeper. It has kept my acne prone, dehydrated skin in check.. along with Balance Me Congested Skin Serum. This serum is light on application, much like La Roche Posay’ Effaclar Duo with a strong dose of ecaluptus. I haven’t quite found a moisturiser to complete the ritual.
Hope everyone’s enjoying the sunshine we have had past week. We sneaked in picnics at the park and a lovely trip to Bath. When it comes to ze stash though, It’s rather small this month but still lovely! (more…)
Hope you guys are having a relaxing summer holiday! So it’s officially Autumn. August was a disheartening month for me. So I’m really looking forward to September.
Bare Minerals tinted foundation is bloody gorgeous. It’s hydrating on dry skin, easy to reapply and never looks cakey on me. I most definitely prefer this over Bobbi Brown’s serum foundation. In a nutshell – better coverage and finish, packaging is lovely and light to carry around. Reviewed here.
Oskia Renaissance Mask. One word – luxurious. Smells lovely, feels lovely and it works. I am tempted to buy everything from this brand. This mask is good on all skin types especially for someone sensitive to glycolic acid. Full review here. I have stopped using exfoliating products in my daily skincare routine. Moving towards a gentler exfoliation approach with a mask once or twice a week. This along with Aesop Parsley seed mask does amazing things.
Nuxe Creme Fraiche. I have to say, the scent of this is replulsive but it’s great on dry skin and under foundations. It’s hydrating, leaves a slight sheen on me but not look sweaty.
I was sure I tried tons of makeup this month, but can only think of one right now? Tresspassing Taupe from Rimmel’s scandaleyes collection is a neutral brown that’s slightly lighter than my natural eyeshadow. There’s many ways to wear it, I sport it as a daytime smoky eye or use it to add definition on the center of my eyelid. This does not crease on me at all. It claims to stay in for 24 hours -about 6-7 hours on me. It tends to lose its hold after that. The pencil is soft and blends out easily, stays put for few hours after drying. It makes a lovely base. My only tiff -the packaging is a disaster. It needs to be sharpened which might seem pety to some but I know it’s going to end up in a corner at some point.
& Other Stories nail varnish in Linsey Salmon is a bright coral. I expected it to be slightly muted, it turned out to be a neon coral. It’s not the best formula, does come out a bit streaky. How pretty is their entire varnish collection though? They have tons of lovely summer brights.
The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil. I still love the Ultrabland but using a flannel everyday got annoying. So I switched to a rinse out formula and this is lovely. It turns milky when mixed with water and washes out easily without drying the skin. Not sure if I got a faulty bottle but the pump in mine isn’t smooth enough. To avoid it splashing in my eye every time, I happen to look like I’m having a fit. Not pretty but atleast it gets the job done!
Never tried this scrub from Soap & Glory before – Sugar crush smells like a strong lemonade. I like how this sticks to the skin and is slightly more abrasive than the Breakfast scrub.
Ever since I had the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint in Orange, I have been developing a loving relationship with this orangey peach shade family. It looks so good on medium tan skin. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Orange Impertinent is slightly on the orange side, so summery and perfect for the daytime.
Aesop Parsley Seed mask is lovely on dehydrated/dry skin. I can’t usually use clay masks because of the horrible way they pull on the skin and leave the skin stripped of any oil. If you have the same problem, you’ll be pleased to know this one didn’t do that!
There’s a nice mix of favorites this month. I love seeing foods, apps and random things people are loving. So I decided to include them whenever I have any. Some oldies, some exciting new things. Still using Ultrabland, love this stuff. It works well with my skin. Also picked up Maybelline’s great lash mascara. The brush is narrow and has a twisty spaced out design, picture explains it better. That works well if you need to add just a little volume at the base or lower-lashes. It holds a curl well and that’s all I need most days.
Daniel Sandler’s water colour blush on my wishlist since I saw them on Xuvious– an Indian blogger, she has the shade “Flush”. I have been loving the shade “Chic” which is subtle nudey peach with some silver shimmer. Daniel Sandler’s webste describes it as -Pastel-toned peach shade with silver highlights. Suits Fair skin tones as a delicate cheek colour, and a Tanned or Dark skin tone as an elegant cheek highlighter. Usually I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to blushes, but this really got me going. “Chic” is a nice mix of highlight and blush on my skintone. The shimmer, like in the picture (click to expand) is barely visible unless in direct light. (more…)
Ultrabland. One step cure for very dry flaky skin. On the risk of sounding a bit farfetched, I have to put it out there, that this put my skin at ease on first application. Not the most pleasant smelling, but it is wonderful for what it does.
E45. This is such a basic cream. Recently upgraded to a massive tub. I would say this one is a Brit version of french pharmacy must-haves. Combined with Ultrabland, this duo has helped me get my skin back to normal. It does nothing else but moisturize.Weleda Skin food. While herbal scents are not particularly pleasant to me, I like the smell of this. It’s not an usual petroleum based multipurpose balm and feels nice on the face too – not sticky and gross. Atleast on mine, I have very dry skin right now. I wrote about it in a previous post too.