Sunday, August 31, 2014

Products I've Used Up #2

Here is where August ends! *sigh!*

But the good news, I have used some more products!! *Whoop* *Whoop*

I am weirdly obsessed about finishing the products that I have bought. I guess it's because I don't like to waste them. So if I like the product I would use it quite normally but if I don't I would try and use it as many ways as possible *Guilty!* but hey it's better than throwing it out, right?

So here is the list of products that I have finished:

Dove Go Fresh Nourishment Body Lotion
Love it! Two words to describe this body lotion. For more read the review coming up next week!

Lux Strawberry and Cream Body Wash
It's nice but I will not be repurchasing just because I know there are far better shower gels than this one. This was one of the products that I used in more ways just to finish it!

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Daily Face Wash
This is one of the nicest drugstore face wash that I have tried in so long. Doesn't dry your skin out and it is infact a bit moiturising too!

Palmolive Thermal Spa Mineral Massage Shower Gel
I remember using this maybe 3 years ago or even longer. Seeing this on the rack just took me back and I remembered how good it smelt! Smells the same still! It's a good shower gel!

Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Fruit Pack
I think I am a fan of most of the Himalaya Herbals products because they are so simple yet so effective. Whenever you think your skin feels tired and dull, put this on - wipe it off with chilled milk and voila! you'll have fresh looking skin. I used to use this atleast once in 2 days. It never dried my skin out once!

Wet Ones Be Gentle Sensitive Skincare Wipes
Nothing much to say here. Just good skincare wipes. Removes the dirt build up nicely.

That's it for this post.

Until next time.

Sharmi Shah

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If you're like me, you would make a wish list of products and wait till the sales are on, except of course if it's quite urgent!

Because I write a beauty blog, I am fortunate enough that I get to try so many products and because I have an OCD about it, I generally never run out of products and I LOVE to stock up.

So while it was a long weekend holiday a couple of weeks ago, we made a trip to a near by city and if it was anyone else, they would be enjoying the things and the natural beauty around while being on a road trip. Guess what was I doing? Yeah, making a list of THE BODY SHOP products I wanted to buy as they were having quite an awesome sale.

So here is the list of the things I bought:

How good does it smell!! Yes I am all about the scent! Hehe!

After trying the BODY POLISH I had to get my hands on the whole range, even if it was a couple of products at a time :)

This one I was pretty excited to try after the SATSUMA BODY POLISH! And for the scent as well;)

THE BODY SHOP launched them quite recently and I was pretty excited to try them after seeing beauty bloggers rave about them. I LOVED the try out that I did in the store and I had to buy all three, just because why not! (Actually it was the discount) and what if they were sold out the next time! I am weird like that.

I got all of the above products with a 25% discount!

Tell u what, just keep checking THE BODY SHOP INSTAGRAM, TWITTER AND WEBSITE for daily updates on cool discounts and amazing contests! 

The reviews will be up in the next month.

Until then,
Sharmi Shah

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Face Of The Day #1

I love face of the day posts, whether they are just the pictures like Faith Pierce puts on her Instagram or full descriptive posts on the blogs.

It just keeps me a lot more interested and I guess we can know that the products are being used and how can we switch them around to get different end results.

I am not a massive user of foundations and quite frankly don't have much knowledge about them. Hell, I don't even own one. I will learn while the time goes by but for now I LOVE my Tinted Moisturizers and my BB Creams. Also I avoid using blush and bronzers on a daily basis but I love a good lip colour. Sometimes I go only with the Maybelline Baby Lips but today I have used the Clinique Lipstick in the shade OA which is a subtle tangy orange. My everyday eye staples are the Maybelline Hyper Glossy eyeliner and the Rimmel London Scandalous Mascara.

Products mentioned:

Garnier BB Cream

Clinique Lipstick in the Shade OA

Maybelline Baby Lips in the shade Pink Lolita

Rimmel London Scandalous Mascara

Maybelline Hyper Glossy Eyeliner

You can buy all of the above from Flipkart except the Clinique Lipstick which I bought from Dubai Airport.

Until next time guys.
Stay tuned for my next post.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish

People generally tend to get confused between between a Body Polish and a Body Scrub.

A Body Polish works as a treatment to the body, its the same as a facial for our face. Where as, a Body Scrub is an exfoliante which removes dead skin cells and leaves the skin smooth, supple, and even more fairer.

Honestly, I have never tried a Body Polish until this one. On my very recent visit to The Body Shop I discovered the whole range of Body Polishes that they have. You can check it out here

At first, I thought it was too mild for me but I loved the scent. It smells incredible. It smells like freshness, sweet tangy freshness. It makes sense because it is made out of satsuma, an orange with a Japanese origin. But as I started using it on a regular basis (by regular I mean twice a week) I absolutely fell in love with the product. I cannot stop sniffing it! HELP!

You only need a small amount while in the shower, rub it in with a loofah or your bare hands and then rinse it off. It lathers perfectly on your skin and once you wash it off it leaves the skin surprisingly moisturised. It contains little exfoliating beads and fibers and it is of a semi-thick gel consistency which is the key reason for it's moisturizing quality.

Because a Body Scrub is so intense, it is recommended to be used only once a week but this, can be used more than once a week but i wouldn't recommend it to be used everyday only because I feel it would rip the skin off its natural oils.

I would give this product 7.5/10 and I hope I can find more of these soon.

Until next time people! :)
Sharmi Shah

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Products I loved this month - July 2014

How fast has is this year going by! It's already August and that means we have only 4 months till 2015! Say what!?

Today I am sharing with you Products That I Loved all throughout July so grab a snack and start reading :)

July for me was a like a discover month, I discovered so many products this month and ended up loving almost all of them. :)

The first product that I loved was this Vitamin E toner from The Body Shop. I have done a whole blog post on it which you can read about here. I love this toner because it makes my skin look so fresh and hydrated all throughout the day and because my skin is super sensitive, I am always afraid of toners as some burn after applying, but this one is so perfect, can keep repurchasing it over and over again. You can buy it near The Body Shop stores near you or online here.

I wanted to try the Organix products for a while now but couldn't as I had a stack of Shampoos and Conditioners to finish off before I bought new ones, and let me tell you guys, the wait was so worth. The Shampoo cleanses perfectly and you only have to use a tiny amount (then again depending on the length of your hair). From the duo, the Conditioner definitely stands out for me. I have never in my life ever tried such a good conditioner. It de-tangles my hair immediately and makes it so soft and shiny. It also keeps it frizz free. All in all it's a 8/10 product for me. You can buy these from here.

I ran out of cotton pads last month and the ones I had were from Australia, so I was keeping my fingers crossed for the quality when I ordered these from flipkart as I had never tried buying them online in India. I was amazed by the quality of these pads. They are very durable and of such a better quality than I had expected. I would definitely be using them for years to come by.

I go through skin wipes like nobody's business. And finding good ones in my city is a chore and that's why whenever I find some I stock up on them. Since last few months I have been loving Kara wipes and because they have such a vast variety, I was curious to try them all. This month I tried the seaweed and lavender ones. They just remove the makeup so smoothly without any irritation. If you're lucky you can find them in the stores near you or you can buy it online from Purplle if they are not all sold out.

Last but not the least in this month's favorites is the Garnier BB Cream. Get it on the stores near you or from online at Purplle. It was kind of a re-discovery and I forgot how much I loved it in the past. It is of a very smooth consistency and glides on perfectly. You can either apply it with a brush or your hands. I apply mine with a Real Techniques stippling brush. It stays put on for the whole day (until the rain decided to pour down ;)). To make it last longer you can follow up by applying compact powder on top.

So this is it for this month's favorites. Stay tuned for my next post.
Until then,

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