My Top 10 Spring-Summer Beauty Essentials

 

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Spring-Summer Beauty Essentials

 

As spring slowly eases into summer, its time to update our beauty routines if you’ve not done that already! Its time to switch the lush oils and creams for lighter, non-greasy textures, ditch the vampy lip colors and smokey eyes for pop liners and cheery bright lip colors.

I’ve picked out my top 10 spring-summer beauty essentials below!

 

1. Face Cleanser | It’s very important to change up your skin care as the seasons change. Skin tends to get a little oily as the weather starts to warm up. This seasonal change can cause clogged pores and pimples. I absolutely love using Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood & Nagkesar Masque when my skin needs a deep, non-stripping cleanse. This also tightens and brightens skin slightly, drawing out unwanted impurities and excess oil. In fact, it’s one of my favorite picks and I recommend using this once or twice weekly.

 

2. Hydrating Face Cream | This is also the time to change your moisturizer, especially your night cream. While I love using facial oils in winter, I prefer something a little lighter in Spring-Summer, without compromising on hydration and anti-ageing benefits. The Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream is the perfect option for ladies in their late 20s-early 30s as it provides ample hydration in a gel-cream formula and addresses early ageing concerns as well!

 

3. Dry Shampoo | I think a dry shampoo is a must for sweaty Indian summers! It’s the time of year when scalps experience increased oiliness, leading to limp, greasy looking second day hair. A dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and adds lift and texture to the roots. The Batiste Dry shampoo in Blush has a lovely mild floral scent. Plus, it doesn’t leave white traces and the small travel size is perfect for carrying in one’s handbag!

 

Spring-Summer Beauty Essentials

 

To see the rest of my picks, head over to Nykaa Beauty Book and check out the full article.

Don’t forget to share your spring-summer essentials in the comments section below!

 

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NEW Forest Essentials Silken Soaps!

 

Hi everyone! Forest Essentials has just launched a range of new soaps and today I’ll be sharing with you the details of this new launch. Like everything else the brand creates, these look beautiful, smell lovely and are created using a curing process of 12 weeks to give them a luxurious feel and texture. The making of the soap incorporates unique processes including a ghee wash and a pure silk infusion. 100% Natural silk is dissolved into the soaps to give them a silken texture & consistency. Pure natural spring water, herbal infusions and essential oils are also added to further enrich the concoction.

The soaps are individually packed in beautiful cardboard boxes with the ingredient list inside the box. These are priced at Rs 750 each. Let’s have a closer look at the 4 variants.

 

Forest Essentials Silken Soaps

 

Forest Essentials Silken Soaps

 

Forest Essentials Illuminating Silk Soap - Soundarya 1

 

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5 DIY Oatmeal Scrubs for Flawless Skin

 

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You’re probably thinking that oatmeal is a pretty random ingredient to use while making a face scrub. After all, isn’t this an ingredient that’s more at home in your kitchen than on your dressing table? Well, oatmeal has a ton of skin care benefits such as reducing dry skin and soothing itchy skin. Moreover, its grainy texture really helps when you use it as an exfoliator as you can then remove all dead skin and impurities easily. Instead of risking the chemical burn of branded exfoliators, try any of these DIY oatmeal scrubs that you can make at home. These scrubs when used with homemade peel off masks will result in clearer, dirt-free, glowing skin!

 

1. The plain Jane scrub

  • One of the best things about an oatmeal scrub is that you don’t even have to add more ingredients to it. It’s the perfect lazy girl recipe!
  • Mix some oatmeal with hot water and let it sit until it becomes soft.
  • Rub the oats in a circular motion all over your face to exfoliate.

 

2. The oatmeal and milk scrub

  • This oats scrub can be used to moisturize your skin slightly while you exfoliate.
  • Just add some warm milk to the oats until they become soft.
  • This should take 5-10 minutes. Rub it all over your face in a circular motion.
  • If you don’t feel like using milk, you can always use a substitute in the form of a mild moisturizer like Olay Moisturizing Lotion.

 

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Bobbi Brown REMEDIES are HERE!

 

Hi everyone! I love good skin care and I was very excited when I first saw the Bobbi Brown REMEDIES doing the rounds on social media. They’ve launched in India this month and I thought I’ll share a quick update with you. This is not a review, this is just a little information about the range and what each remedy is supposed to help with. This is a range of 5 targeted skin treatments and a skin salve. These can be used individually or together to work on specific skin concerns like dehydration, pores/blemishes, redness etc. These are priced at Rs 3500 each. You can now get these at Bobbi Brown stores across India. I will be doing a review after 4-6 weeks of testing. Till then, have a look at the product information below!

 

Bobbi Brown REMEDIES

 

 

PORES & BLEMISHES  |  SKIN CLARIFIER №75
A powerful yet non-stripping treatment that helps balance oil levels and increase cell turnover to unclog and clarify pores. Cleans out pores. Controls sebum. Normalizes cell turnover. Gently exfoliates, refines and balances skin. Creates a healthy skin environment. Contains –

  • MANUKA OIL – Known to be a strong skin-purifier, this oil comes from a shrub native to New Zealand.
  • SEA BUCKTHORN OIL – Derived from a shrub found in Asia & Europe, low on the comedogenic scale.
  • ROSEHIP OIL – Extracted from seeds of the Chilean rose bushes, this oil is known to be rich in nutrients.
  • SAW PALMETTO OIL – Found in the berries of palmetto, this oil helps to control sebum levels.

 

DULL, TIRED SKIN  |  SKIN REVIVER №91
This supercharged, antioxidant-rich ferment energizes skin with essential nutrients. Supports skin’s natural function for overall health. Energizes skin. Helps replenish vital skin nutrients. Helps protect skin from environmental aggressors. Contains –

  • POWER GREENS FERMENT – Extracted from fresh kale, spinach and brussels sprouts, this ferment is rich in antioxidants to help soothe and repair.
  • CHLORELLA EXTRACT – Found in green algae, this extract delivers essential nutrients to skin.
  • ENERGEN COMPLEX – Fights signs of aging, dull skin by bolstering skin’s natural repair process. Over time skin looks brighter, more refreshed and plumper.

 

Bobbi Brown REMEDIES

 

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L’Occitane Rose Originelle Shower Gel, Body Lotion, EDT – Review

 

Hi everyone! Now that we’ve said goodbye to the winters, I’m bringing back fresh spring florals into my bath and body routine. L’Occitane recently launched their Rose Originelle collection which consists of a shower gel, a body lotion, a hand cream and an EDT. Today I will be reviewing a few of the products from this lovely floral collection. I love rose scents in my beauty products and L’Occitane always does fragrances very well so I was looking forward to trying this out.

 

L'Occitane Rose Originelle Collection

L'Occitane Rose Originelle Body Lotion

 

L’Occitane Rose Originelle Shower Gel (Rs 1510, 250 ml)

The shower gel comes in a beautiful packaging. The bottle, with its golden cap and honey colored shower gel, looks decadent and charming. The gel itself has a slightly runny consistency, lathers well without foaming too much and doesn’t strip the skin dry. I love the rose scent which is delicately balanced with a soft fruity note, making this a feminine and refreshing shower wash. The scent is not overpowering and doesn’t linger much after rinsing. If you like roses or florals in general, you would definitely like this!

This range contains extracts from three varieties of roses –

  • Rose absolute from Turkey
  • Rose from Grasse (Rosa Centifolia Extract)
  • Rose centifolia absolute from Grasse

Its also free from the following – BHA, BHT, formol or formaldehyde, parabens, phenoxyethanol, phtalates, silicone & triclosan.

 

L'Occitane Rose Originelle Shower Gel, Body Lotion

L'Occitane Rose Originelle Shower Gel

 

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