Monday, July 7, 2014

Products I loved this month - June 2014

Since it's already a week into July, I figured I should probably write about my June Favorites as any later than today wouldn't have made sense, but then again, better late than never I guess ;)

First one up for favorites is this Maybelline Color Show 'Porcelain Party'. Love the whole color show range from Maybelline. They are so affordable, don't chip and can last about a week (varies on case to case basis). They have a wonderful range of colors to choose from as well.

Second one is this Iraya Almond Nutrifying Skin Food. I have done a whole blog post on it. You can read about it here.

This Neutrogena Fine Fairness Eye Cream is a wonder product. Works magically. Read in detail about it here.

These Kara Moisturizing Wipes with Honey and Almond is the next product on my list. It wipes off my makeup right away, you don't need to scrub your face to remove makeup and an added bonus: they smell great plus they have a wide variety of different types.

This is one of the rare shampoo and conditioner duo that works great for my hair and leaves them so manageable and frizz free. 

Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow is so amazing. I would eat it if I could because it smells so good. This moisturizer works well on the skin never leaving it sticky or greasy. 

Who doesn't love Maybelline's Baby Lips? I love them. But unfortunately for us living in India, we have a very limited choice range from a certain variety of flavors. This month I am loving 'Pink Lolita', it leaves this subtle pink tinge on the lips which is very moisturizing and you wouldn't need to follow up with a lipstick as they are fairly pigmented.

That's it for this month's favorites. 
Until next time.
Stay. Incredible
Sharmi Shah


Friday, July 4, 2014

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

We all know the 3 basic steps to our daily skincare routine should be - cleansing, toning and moisturizing - to keep our skin well maintained. Generally people follow the first and the last step, avoiding the middle one that is toning. Toning is as important as cleansing and moisturizing, let me tell you how: A toner helps in shrinking the appearance of pores on out skin, which prevents the pollution and harsh things around us to enter our pores which cause black heads and acne. (Pretty important, right?)

People with sensitive skin (me being one of them), should always use a toner with a 0% to 10% alcohol level in it. Anything higher than that can cause irritation and flaky skin. Rose water is also a very good substitute for a non alcoholic toner. After trying so many toners I will have to confess that not all of them work, or that not all non alcoholic ones are also non irritable, but in the ones that work wonders, I here have The Body Shop's Vitamin E Hydrating Toner.

It contains Glycerin which helps in maintaining the moisture in the upper layer of our skin (moisture is very important for people who have dry or/and sensitive skin) and Vitamin E which helps reduces discoloration and balances out the skin tone. It has a semi water-gel consistency which is very hydrating and I must say it does not dry out my skin like some of the others did after like 2 minutes of applying it. It smells like baby powder to me, which I would admit is pretty pleasant, but it does not linger for long and sinks in pretty quickly.

I got in on a discount with my The Body Shop Membership Card (read all about it here) for Rs. 716 with a discount of 10% on original price Rs. 795 (Quite a discount!) You can get the toner from The Body Shop Online  or The Body Shop stores near you.

Until next time.
Stay. Incredible
Sharmi Shah

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Products I Have Used Up: 1

It is already 1st of July, What? I just cannot believe how fast this year is going by.

I have been obsessed with Empties/Products I have used up posts for as long as I can remember. I guess it is because it shows that the person has actually used them and is not bluffing about it. Here are some products that I have used up in about a couple of months.

Products mentioned:

Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion

Simple Facial Toner 

Estee Lauder 'Idealist' Skin Illuminator (Travel Size)

Zuci Skincare Wipes 'Cucumber and Mint'

Zuci Skincare Wipes 'Aloe Vera and Vitamin E'

Dove Beauty Moisture Facewash

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream (Travel Size)

Maybelline Baby Lips Color 'Berry Crush'

Palmolive Thermal Spa Skin Renewal 'Crushed Coconuts and Jojoba Butter Extracts'

The detailed reviews on the products will be up soon and once posted I will link those in this post so stay updated. Have a great week!

Until next time.
Stay. Incredible.
Sharmi Shah

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