5 Beauty Essentials This Monsoon

Hi ladies! ❤

Today, I want to share the 5 most important things that you should swear by, this monsoon. Believe me, monsoons are no less harsh than summer! The humidity makes it impossible for sweat to evaporate, causing us to sweat more! This also activates the oil glands and makes your skin perfectly acne-prone! 😮

I have a really oily T zone, so I have been there! In today’s post, I hope to make your lives easier this monsoon. Let’s take a look at the top 5 Beauty Essentials that are great for monsoon as well as summer 😀

1. Oil-free Sunblock / Sunscreen

Never step out without a good sunblock on. Truth be told, you should wear sunblock ALL the time! I’m currently using the UV Screen Matte Gel from Lotus Herbals. With SPF 50, this sunblock is oil-free and gives a matte effect! Lotus Herbals makes safe, eco-friendly products which don’t harm my sensitive skin 🙂

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2. Matte Makeup

Try to avoid liquid lipsticks, gloss and creamy eyeshadows. The Mumbai monsoon and humidity are unforgiving. It won’t take more than 10 mins after you step out, for you makeup to melt and drip :/

Try using a waterproof and oil-proof makeup base. Lacto Calamine is a good option that can be used as a base! 💡

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It’s also a great idea to fix your makeup and matte-fy it with a loose powder such as this one from Kryolan ⭐

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3. Waterproof Eye Makeup

Besides a waterproof base, foundation and all of those, make sure you use waterproof makeup on your eyes! Waterproof makeup will make sure you don’t look like a raccoon on your big day 😛

I’m currently using Hyper Curl Volum Express mascara from Maybelline.

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Other great options are Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara and Rimmel London’s Volume Flash Max Bold Curves Mascara 🙂

4. Wet Wipes / Tissues

Always keep a pack of wet wipes or face tissues handy! The humidity makes us sweaty and oily, but a quick swipe with a wet wipe can save the day! 😉

I’m currently loving Rose and Thyme Toning Wipes from Kara ❤

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5. Purified Water

The last thing which is very important! I can’t stress enough, the importance of staying hydrated. With all the sweating in monsoon, our bodies lose great amounts of water. Drink water at regular intervals to keep your bodily mechanisms in good shape!

Hydrated skin means healthy, bouncy, glowing skin 😉

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Hope you liked my post and found it helpful!

Until next time..Keep dreaming ❤

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My First Giveaway On Instagram!

Hi guys!

I’m so excited to announce my first giveaway! Having crossed the milestone of 500 followers on Instagram, I’m giving away 3 amazing beauty products from the professional German makeup brand Kryolan ❤
A Derma Fixing Powder, a luscious lip gloss in Apricot shade and a Cream Eye Liner in Sea Green shade are up for grabs! 😀

This giveaway is worth 2,000 INR! 😎

The fixing powder is great as a loose powder for matte effect. It contains silicon which makes it waterproof and prevents oiliness!

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As for the lip gloss, it is very moisturising and is called the High Gloss. I think the name says it all 😉

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The Cream Eye Liner is really creamy, pigmented and long lasting! Can be used every day or even to create a dramatic look 🙂

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RULES:

1. Tag any number of your friends on the giveaway photo Instagram and follow me. Tell me in the comments, why you would like to win these products 😎
2. Repost this photo with #mirrorsndreamsgiveaway hashtag on your Instagram
3. Open to residents of India
4. Giveaway ends on 23th June, 7 pm.
5. The winner will be announced on 1st July.
All the best lovelies! Get started! 💋

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BeautyWish Holiday Primp Box Review

Hi guys!

Today, I’m reviewing two of the six products that I received in my Holiday Primp BeautyWish Box for May. The Cool Cucumber Face Wash (20ml) from Aquaspark and the Red & Green Tea Sun Screen Lotion (20ml) from Starrize. 🙂

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First, the Face Wash. You only need a small amount. The consistency is not too thick or too runny. I like the balanced consistency! It has a hydrating cucumber smell that I found very refreshing!

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It washed right off without much hassle. My face felt very fresh and my skin seemed supple and hydrated. This face wash will suit all skin types! This will be great specially for people with acne problems and oily skin (like me) 😀IMG_20150603_153911491

Next is the Sun Screen Lotion. The consistency is thicker than the face wash but not too much. I found this lotion a little sticky.

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Upon application, this lotion felt a little heavy on my skin. I have oily skin, so this is definitely not a good choice for me 😦

This sun screen is good for dry to normal skin 🙂

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So what do you think? Will you be purchasing these products? 🙂

I hope you liked the review and found it helpful! Stay tuned for the reviews of Sunflower Body Wash, Lemon Peel Body Lotion , Hibiscus Anti-Dandruff Hair Cleanser and Vitamin Hair Conditioner.

Love from Shruti ❤

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Not Just Beauty

Hello dear readers 🙂

Last time, I shared my makeover with you. Today, I want to share an amazing life-changing beauty product with you.

Some of us have skin problems like vitiligo / leucoderma, acne scars, big birth marks, tattoos or even dark circles that we would like to conceal. What if I told you that I have the solution to your problems? SCX-3200_20150526_13185101 - Copy creme The star of the range is the Dermacolor Camouflage Creme above. The creme works as an amazing concealer and gives great coverage. You can opt for light, medium to full coverage, fully dependent on how YOU use it 😀 IMG_20150528_185428096 After applying the crème, pat it with the Dermacolor Fixing Powder. After the powder, use the Fixing Spray. See the results for yourself! SCX-3200_20150526_13185101 NO Photoshop was used on this picture. Can you believe it? 😮 Dermacolor is THAT GOOD!

There is a huge range of shades available in Derma and suits all skin types from oily to dry – you can easily find your match. This is also a unisex product 🙂

Besides concealing serious imperfections, Derma can be used for everyday makeup as well. Speaking from my makeover experience, I felt that the products were quite light on my skin and felt wearable for every day. derma_chart Also, this range is great value for money. The formula is waterproof and UV shielding, and Kryolan gives good quantity for reasonable price.  For example, the creme costs 350 INR for 4ml and 1500 INR for 15ml. The fixing powder costs just 400 INR for 20g. These will easily last for months!

I must say, Kryolan has impressed me. They produce professional makeup not only for the camera, but also for regular people like me and you ^^’

You can get Dermacolor products at Kryolan City, Shop # 2, Silver Pearl Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai (022-26551713).

ALSO, stay tuned for upcoming Giveaways! I will be giving away a Dermacolor fixing powder along with other goodies! Love from Shruti ❤

EveryDay Makeup by Professionals

Hello people! ❤

Today I’m sharing my experience with one of the best and biggest brands of professional makeup – Kryolan.

I visited their Mumbai (Bandra) outlet last week and had a fabulous time!

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Kryolan City is a big outlet with a studio and a team of 6 makeup artists, managed by Neetu Ahluwalia. I had a great time chatting with her 😀

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We decided that I needed a makeover 😛

This is how I looked before the makeover

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We decided on a day party look, with smokey eyes. The makeup artist created a black and bronze smokey look, with delicate pink lips. A black eyeshadow, bronze eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara were used to create this subtle smokey eye. In the next photo, I’m wearing Kryolan’s Ultra Foundation, Face Liner 36, Illusion Highlighter Nappa, Mexico City Eyeshadow Palette and Lipstick LC122.

So this is my makeover! This natural look is great for lunch, shopping, catching up with friends and drinks in the evening 🙂

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As you can see, my skin looks FLAWLESS. I have a really oily T-zone and this makeup fixed it! And this is not even full fledged makeup!

A bit about Kryolan – They focus on the science behind makeup products and make light, safe and animal cruelty free makeup! They have a huge range of products for diverse skin types and geography, AND keep updating themselves in keeping with technology. The latest is their HD makeup that I’m wearing 😎
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If you like my look and want to try it out, you can get a demo at their studio! Find them at Kryolan City Mumbai, Shop # 2, Silver Pearl Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai. You can contact (022) 26551713 for queries 🙂

Have a great time and stay tuned for an upcoming Kryolan Giveaway! ^^’