Thursday, 26 June 2014

My Summer Skin Heroes: Part 1

Hello beauties, how have you all been? It is as hot as 42 degrees in my hometown. The percentage of humidity is also very high. Hence, my skin was showing signs of irritation and discomfort. I was facing severe breakouts, which were leaving behind stubborn marks. Also my skin was feeling dehydrated in some areas whilst oily in the others. To add to these problems I have uneven skintone which made my skin look worse.

The moment I realised that this skin condition was not normal, I sprang up and swore ''no makeup'' till my skin condition improves. I stopped using every product that I was using then and shifted to new products.

My first rescuer was Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser (price- Rs 85 for 50 ml). I have always seen myself going back to this cleanser during summers (when my skin breaks out) and this has never let me down. This is more of a ''love it'' or ''hate it'' kind of a product, and I am definately a part of the ''love it'' cult!
The Cleanser deeply cleanses the face and removes impurities. It is quite easy to wash off and it makes the skin squeaky clean. I see my pimples vanishing once i start using this product. The cleanser is of yellowish transparent gel like texture.

However the cleanser does dry out my skin. I always feel the need to apply some cream to moisturise my skin immediately after using this facial cleanser. This is the point where, my second rescuer comes into the picture- Olay Total Effects 7 in One Cream+ Serum Duo.

Never in the wildest of my dreams would I have thought that Olay would be so effective, and that one day I would be raving about it in my blog. This Cream+Serum Duo did wonders for my skin. I used it twice a day after washing my face, and in no time it solved the problem of my uneven skintone. It also helped to get rid of stubborn pimple marks on my skin. It did not cause any breakouts. The Duo does not leave behind any greasiness, and gets absorbed quickly.In no time it made my skin was glow and I was receiving compliments!

Priced at Rs 369 for 20 gms, The Olay 7 in One Cream+Serum Duo lasts very long. Also it is hygenically packed with a pump like dipenser. A cherry on the top, is that it offers spf 15, what more could one ask for?

I really adore these two products and i can say that these have been life changing for me. What makes me more happy is that they both are reasonably priced, effective and easily available throughout the country.

So this was part 1 of the 'summer skin heroes' , in the part 2 i will be talking about some other products that have been effective...probably a scrub or a toner.
Also I would love to know how you deal with  your Summer skin issues? Which products have been life changing for you? Do share!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Shea Cashmere & Silk Hand Cream Review – Bath & Body Works

Hello everyone!

 I am back after a long time, as I had so much shifting to do and I did not have internet connection. Today I am going to review a product which was promised by me a long time back - Bath and Body Works Shea Cashmere & Silk Hand Cream. Yes, by now we all know how much i love lotions, especially Hand Creams. 

Okay so it is as hot as 42 degrees celsius where i stay..pheww! But i still make it a point to lightly moisturise my dry skin areas from time to time. I have been using The Shea Cashmere & Silk hand cream from bbw for quite some time now. Lets see how it worked for me. 

price- $ 12.50 for 2.5 oz

ingredietients and directions -

 To begin with the fragrance of the cream is lovely,like all other bbw creams. It is quite sweet and strong. It lasts for quite some time after application. The packaging of the product is user friendly and it is compact enough to get inside my purse. 
Coming to the main part, the texture - i would say this cream does soften my hands but does not moisturise it. It is like a temporary coating on my hands, I wish it gave a more 'sinking in' feeling to my skin. However, it is not greasy or oily. 

I would say this cream is quite okay for summers, but i would definately need a better cream for winters. 


smells yummy
fragrance lasting power is great
not greasy

not suitable for those who dont like strong sweet fragrances
not very moisturising

Final Verdict-

There is no doubt that BBW products are my all time favourites. This hand cream however, is the kind i would not re-purchase, But at the same time i dont regret buying it. It is more of a daily luxury hand cream rather than a treatment.