Summer Skincare Update

Summer Skincare Update

Settle in for a long skincare post! I wrote extensively about my skincare routine a while back. It's been a few months since there are couple of new products I'm playing with. I thought I'd go over my entire routine in brief. I'm on the fence about a lot of them but they seem to be working. Warning, there's also a Pretty Little Liars rant at the end. The Bathroom Situation All my cleansing, toning, face mask products are dutifully lined up on the glass shelf in my bathroom. They're usually not so equidistant.…Read more
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a pleasant Monday. I mentioned in this in my skincare routine, but I was suffering from random acne on my chin that I could manage but would never fully go away. I thus came across exfoliating/acid toners and decided to purchase Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V since anyone who used it raved about it. Lotion P50V is formulated for sensitive skin as opposed to P50, which is widely used for other skin types. The other variant is P50W which is meant for mature skin. It has a watery consistency with a slight yellow tint. I…Read more
My Skincare Routine | PM

My Skincare Routine | PM

Welcome to part two of my skincare routine, all about night time! Introduction about my skin type and morning skincare routine are all in this post. My pre-blogging self would be scoffing at this routine. From foam cleanser + Nivea + Vaseline, this is what it's come to! The first part of my night time routine is basically cleansing and toning. I very much prefer using cleansing oils and balms/milk/cream variants. Another addition that I previously did not use is an exfoliating toner. It's really helped with keeping the PH of my skin more acidic. I…Read more
My Skincare Routine | AM

My Skincare Routine | AM

Welcome to the three part series on my skincare routine! The last one I did was in 2013. I wanted to do one last year but I was never quite happy with my overall routine. Part Two is up here! I guess I should start off with explaining about my skin type! Skip ahead if you've heard this a million times already. I basically have dry skin, more so in winters. It's normal during the monsoons when it's humid. I don't really get oily but if it's a really hot summer day I…Read more
February 2015 Favourites

February 2015 Favourites

My idea of getting through the work midweek is making plans for the weekend! It's all decided, I'm going to be cooped up in my room watching the rest of House of Cards. All I want is Robin Wright's wardrobe! Meanwhile, you can take a peek at what I've been loving the past month. This is going to be a long favourites post! I think it's the first one for 2015. Let's just jump in!   01. Guerlain Gloss D'enfer Maxi Shine Lip Gloss in Candy Strip :: I haven't reviewed this gloss yet…Read more
My Skincare Routine

My Skincare Routine

Updated Skincare Routine here Hello all! Hope you are having a great weekend! I thought I'd do a post on my skincare routine. For the longest time I didn't have any specific routine but reading other beauty blogs changed that! ;) Some of the steps I tend to skip on some days depending on how my day has been. So if it's a lazy Sunday and I haven't been out, I just wash my face and put on face cream. A few of the things like serums and masks I tend to use…Read more
Avene Gentle Toner

Avene Gentle Toner

It was a nice lazy Sunday for me. Felt a lot like Garfield! I believe I have found the perfect toner for myself! My skin is quite dry and I feel most toners that have alcohol are too drying for me. My skin feels too tight and dried out after using them. This one is a perfect match for my skin type! Avene Gentle Toner is meant for dry, very dry and sensitive skin. It feels really gentle on the skin and is still very effective. This gets rid of the little traces…Read more
August 2013 Favourites

August 2013 Favourites

I don't have too many few favourites for the last month. A lot of it is stuff I've been using for a while but failed to mention before. August Favourites :     01. Body Mist : Nyassa : Passion Burst Body Mist (not pictured) I got this in a Vellvette box and I've been keeping this in my office. I love the grapefruit scent, it's very refreshing. The tiny bottle also makes it easy to carry on the go!   02. Toner : Avene : Gentle Toner My previous one was very drying, but…Read more
The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner

The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner

The Body Shop's Seaweed Clarifying Toner comes from its Seaweed range wherein the products contain algae extract among it's ingredients. Toners, if you don't know, clean out excess or remaining oil and dirt. It's generally used after a cleanser just to make sure you've got everything out. This toner works quite well. It's very cool when you apply it (contains menthol). It's consistency is watery and it's colourless. When I'm removing very heavy makeup (foundation + concealer), I tend to use it twice just to get everything out. It doesn't have a strong…Read more