Products that are always repurchased by me

Hey beauties,

In this post I will be telling you about the products that I always repurchase once its over. Some are the ones we buy in medical shops, however meant for skin benefits or problems.

I have normal skin which gets slightly combination to oily when I use rich creams and dry when I don’t apply any. A light cream may dry if the weather is cold. I guess you get the idea.

  1. Coconut oil – Not just for hair but also for skin (I use when I run out of makeup removers or for removing long wearing makeup products. I also use it as a moisturizer sometimes in winter and it does wonders

    Coconut oil

    Coconut oil

  2. Vaseline – Again Vaseline is pretty underused in my opinion, people buy petroleum jelly based lip balms giving 10 times the money instead of getting the basic one. And all the expensive one offers is a good smell and flavor which actually adds no benefit and in-fact harmful in long run

    Vaseline

    Vaseline

  3. Nivea the basic cream – I always have this too just because my dermatologist recommended me to use this on dry areas and said this is a safe non harmful moisturizing cream. I use this  also as foot cream and hand cream. Again I forget to use it daily but the result is good when I use it daily IMG_0256
  4. Boroline – This is a very old cream from our own country which is again not well used by us(Including me). However this works amazing on extreme dry lip. Massaging a small amount in lip heals it completely and the next day its awesome for any lip look you choose.

    Boroline

    Boroline

  5. Vicco turmeric (Nahi cosmetic :P) This is good for combination and oily skin you guys and controls acne. My skin is not acne prone and I don’t use this often. I have seen oily skin people use it and benefited lots from this cream.
    Vicco Turmeric cream

    Vicco Turmeric cream

    Vicco Turmeric cream

    Vicco Turmeric cream

  6. Calamine based lotion – I switch between few calamine lotions available but I always have one, you can use when you develop any kind of rash due to environment, pollution or basically any skin irritation on minor level

The above are the utility based important products for your skin.

For hair if you want to go on budget use egg in hair and steam it if you have a steamer else put a towel in hot water squeeze it a little and wrap it on your hair with egg. As it is quite tiring I do it only when my hair feels really bad else I just use olive oil over night.

If your in India the above products will help you a lot one time or the other and they are not super expensive. Do try out the one which you think will help you most and reply in the comment section below.

Regards,

Niranjana

Beauty Reviews in blogs – My opinion

Hey beautifullies,

Hope life is good with all of you. I just felt like sharing what I felt about makeup and skin care review blogs (not anyone in particular).

If you are a person who does enough research on the internet before spending your money on a skin care product or makeup product you would have known(by now anyhow). Some blogs and even Vlogs are being sponsored by the company these days as a mode of marketing. The purpose of review is to give out your honest opinion about it, some bloggers just do it for the . Even the negatives should be thrown light on. When people trust you it becomes kind of an etiquette to keep up with it.

On the other hand its awesome how other set of bloggers respect our trust and give us their honest opinion. I always look for more than one reviews if I am investing a little more money. For low cost items I just explore and I repurchase if I like it.

I am new as of now in writing blogs. And you can expect reviews of the skin care and makeup I buy. But my review will not be as soon as I buy it when it comes to skin care, as I have come to know that skin care takes at-least 3-4 weeks to actually act and benefit us and for us to see some difference. So my reviews on skin care will be when I am finishing the product or when I have seen the difference(or which ever comes first :P)

I am always keen on products other people go back to often. Please share the products you have used for ages and gained your trust. Click here to see the products that comes back without fail in my shelf as soon as its over.

Take care Beauties.

Regards,

Niranjana

Basic Skin care – Must knows!!

Hi beautiful people,

The internet offers loads of information which can be confusing and sound demanding to invest a huge amount in skincare and makeup. We do not need to spend more to get a good skin is the undeniable truth.

I am going to give you an idea of how you can plan and care at different budgets. I am not going to specifically name any product. This blog is just to guide you for smarter purchase suitable to your budget.

As you all might have already known(I presume) the basic steps for skin care is to Cleanse, tone and moisturize(CTM regime) twice a day and to use sunscreen when you are exposed to sunlight.

The cheapest available Products that will suit all skin types are:

  • Face wash or soap – A gentle soap which says ph balance is a good option
  • Toner – Normal food grade rose water is best although affordable
  • Moisturize – Coconut oil(Or any natural oil in thin consistency) is good for dry skin, oily skin can go for Aleo Vera gel

The industry offers many products in different price ranges. Choose one that suits your budget.The above will not cost you more than few hundreds a month.

If you are someone who can spend few more hundreds or in thousands you can extend a little more on products but do not overload your skin with too many products.

So few more steps that can be added for more beautiful skin is Serum(Between the toner and moisturizer), serums are generally expensive but you can choose wisely which could be your best fit and buy. Since they are usually very rich you only need few drops hence it will last longer.

  • If your age is below 18 – CTM regime is good enough, prefer to use natural ingredient products
  • Age 18 to 24 – There is no need for you to use any serum how ever you can start using a good eye-cream with basic protection and moisturizing property.
  • If your age is 25 – 28 – You can start using a protecting serum, do not go for serums that are meant for anti aging. See for terms like hydrating, balanced, glowing and brightening in products claims.
  •  Above 28 – This is a period when your skin starts to age, for some its fast and for others aging starts to show only in mid thirties. To best understand where you might be have a look at your parents photographs at your age.

Broad classification of skin type:

  • Dry
  • Combination
  • Oily

Dry skin people must use a very gentle cleanser preferably milk based. Cleanser can be cream based than a foaming one. The toner they use should be hydrating and balancing. Rose, cucumber based are good common options and Alcohol is a big No. So do check the ingredients. Moisturize should be in cream form and thicker consistency for prolonged result.

Combination skin people must user a mild lathering face wash. This skin type is quite tricky to live with because of limited products in market for this particular skin. You can even use two different face wash in different areas of skin, it does work if chosen correctly. Toner should not have oil in it. It needs to only balance the skin Ph. To moisturize use a product in a very runny thin(Lotion like) consistency

Oily skinned people should use a product that lathers a lot. Foaming oil removing face wash followed by toners based on lemon, tea tree is ideal. You must be super careful while choosing moisturizer cause even oily skin needs 3rd step care but use products that helps to mattify which are gel and water based.

Exfoliating is a must for once in a week. Again choose according to your skin type. Gel based exfoliaters are best for oily where as granular mildly coarse ones are good for dry skins.

Remember to spend wisely and let me know what your current makeup skin care routines is and how it works for you.