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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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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BeautyWish May Box – Holiday Primp!

Hey guys! ^^’

Today I’ll be giving you the details of this month’s BeautyWish Box by The Nature’s Co. I thought my Monday will be a boring one, as I sat with my bowl of cereal. But soon, I was surprised by this box! The May box is the Holiday Primp box, and comes in a super cute travel bag! I got a pink one 🙂

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It is quite spacious for a travel pouch, with four little pockets AND an elastic band for holding your gloss, makeup brushes, lipsticks etc. It also has a little vanity mirror inside!

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Upon unzipping the bag, I found that there were products individually bubble wrapped to prevent leakage. I really appreciate this thoughtfulness and efficiency, especially cuz one of the products had leaked a little but didn’t make a mess! 😀

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In all, there were SIX products. Let me list them for you 🙂

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For pampering my face, I received Cool Cucumber Face Wash (20ml) from Aquaspark. It has such a hydrating cucumber smell! Next is the Red and Green Tea Sun Screen Lotion (20ml) from Starrize. This lotion has a very mild fragrance.

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For my body, I got the Sunflower Body Wash (250ml) from Starrize. It has a mild floral scent that I’m really liking! Next is the Lemon Peel Body Lotion (30ml), also from Starrize. It has a very refreshing, bitter lemon peel fragrance 😀

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For my hair, I have got the Hibiscus Anti-Dandruff Hair Cleanser / Shampoo (30ml) and the Vitamin Hair Conditioner (30ml), both from Foressence. The shampoo has a very herbal, slightly hibiscus-y smell, and the conditioner has a mild, pleasant smell.

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And the last thing, a 35% discount coupon! This can be used for purchasing the full sizes of the products that I received in the box! 😀

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So these were the items in my BeautyWish box. Hope you liked them as much as I do! A detailed post with reviews of these products will be up soon, as I use them throughout the week! 😀

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