Best Of 2016 Beauty – Part 1

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Just 1 more sleep to hit the beginning of 2017 and I can’t believe with my own eyes that this year went so quick as a splash of light and when it comes to beauty side, I learnt a lot on more of natural skin care and saying No! No! to sulphates and parabens. Having completed 2 years of blogging, it totally transformed my way of thinking about beauty and each day has been such a learning curve from blogging and also, from the great friendly bloggers too and so, on this occasion, I want to thank all supporting bloggers who gave me tremendous strength to keep going with the good work. With talk aside, let me jump into the best of 2016 beauty – part 1 and so, roll up your sleeves and stay tuned!

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Skin care is the most important ritual that I followed religiously twice a day all throughout the year non-stop and it really paid off well leaving my skin extremely supple and having a healthily balanced skin at the same time. Meanwhile, I would sincerely recommend anyone to invest in some good skin care essentials as it is such a game changer.

First of all, let me start with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant which is such a real multi-tasker that one should have. Whether as a face mask or in-flight moisturiser, this is one miracle product that acts a skin barrier that can be used for all kinds of season.

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Another great brand for skin care series is Clinique and skin care is not complete without it and for more information, **CLICK HERE**.

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Thanks to Korean beauty who have introduced serum as a staple component in our daily skin care regime and a special thanks to Estee Lauder, who made an exponential serum debut to the western world and their Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II has become my all time favourite.

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Hyaluronic Acid is one of the common ingredient that is used in Korean beauty and special HA serum from OZ Naturals is my best pick on morning skin care routine. Want to know more,  then **CLICK HERE**.

 

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I always love a good quality cleansing fluid and Lancome has literally nailed with their Galateis Douceur Facial Cleansing Fluid.

Lancome Glatteis Douceur Softening Cleansing Fluid

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Exfoliation is an important process in a cult-favourite skin care routine and having a smooth and polished legs is another ultimate thing and to make this dream come true, then **CLICK HERE** to know more.

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My latest find in body care is Neal’s Yard Remedies almond oil and I massage it everyday after shower and to be honest, it works wonders and it is totally non-greasy in texture and it sinks into skin right away. And, I always love to have a good lip mask and this Kind Natured lip balm acts as a perfect lip mask as the content of manuka honey acts at its best and **CLICK HERE** to know more.

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TBS Piñata Colada fresh body sorbet is my ultimate hit for the whole of summer as this limited edition made a whirlpool moment in the whole of beauty blogger world.

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LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub has become an essential staple in my lip care routine and to check more, **CLICK HERE**.

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Having chapped lips? Then, try Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 which acts as an ideal lip care winter saviour. **CLICK HERE** to have a sneak peek.

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Are you looking for a cult favourite lip balm, then **CLICK HERE** to see more on Ted Baker Lip Balm.

Ted Baker Lip Balm

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L’occitane is one of the great brands to try bath products and their verbena shower gel and repairing shampoo are my latest finds in hair care division. **CLICK HERE** to know more.

 

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Quality hair oil is an essential element to have a healthy looking silky hair and OGX argan oil of morocco completely nails it. **CLICK HERE** to know more.

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Nail care has become a great trend in 2016 and me not in exception either and to fulfil this, I always trust my Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter and to know more, then **CLICK HERE**.

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I have tried so many perfumes during this year and these are my current favourites.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau De Parfum

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Best of 216 Beauty – Part 2 is coming soon and it covers makeup alone and so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you ever tried any of these products before? If so, then send me your amazing comments and as always, I would love to read them.

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Winter Skincare Routine

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I hope you are all having a wonderful time and looking forward to the most awaited festive season and yet another successful year to come. Now, when it comes to winter skincare, it is all about the extra effort that you take care with your tender loving skin and that is the only way to beat the winter blues, isn’t it? Well, I’m not an expert in skincare but still, I always follow 3 universally accepted simple rules of cleansing, toning and moisturisation and I’m sure that your skin looks much more healthier, glowier than ever before. Now, let me unleash my simple pleasure of skincare regime so, come along with me.

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Cleansing – Part 1:

The most and primitive part of skincare routine is cleansing and it is the most vital feature that one has to follow twice a day regularly and I always trust the drugstore friendly beauties like Garnier micellar cleansing water and simple kind to skin cleansing facial wipes and the astonishing part is you don’t need to spend a fortune for it.

Cleansing Part 2:

The next step after removing makeup is a good worthy facial wash and my current favourite is Clinique liquid facial soap mild and another recent find is Amie purifying facial wash that is free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils and animal extract.

Cleansing Part 3:

Exfoliation is the key for a successful skincare regime and my store bought ingredient, honey is the only super food that I always use as an exfoliant as the natural source of inbuilt vitamin E not only takes away dead skin but it also, helps to rejuvenate my skin to get ready for the next step of skincare routine.

Toning:

The body shop tea tree skin clearing mattifying toner, clinique clarifying lotion

To be honest, there was a time when I used to skip this step but now, I made it as an essential element of skincare regime as the goodness and cleanliness it brings in is beyond expectation and with a splash of toning water on a mild sweep of cotton pad makes your skin to look much clearer and toned. Plus, the toner that I use in morning to get that refreshing feel is Clinique clarifying lotion 2 and to finish off the day with a nourishing statement is TBS tea tree toner.

 

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Moisturisation Part 1:

Serum has been ruled as a sole monopoly among the Korean beauty for a long, long time but until Estee Lauder took it as a privilege to introduce to the modern western world and they became so successful and now, it is been celebrated and cherished by millions of beauty lovers and popular celebrities all around the world and their Estee Lauder advanced night repair synchronised recovery complex II is the best serum that I always love about.

Moisturisation Part 2:

Now, I’m going to talk about a multi-tasker that is used as an emollient to heal sunburns, rehydrate chapped lips, smooth elbows, make shinier legs and many more and you must have guessed it right and yes, it is Elizabeth Arden eight hour skin protectant and my way of using this product is as a beauty-cheat face mask and to be honest, it is like having a protecting membrane on your face but only disadvantage is their aroma otherwise, it works at its best.

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Clinique is one of those brands where you pay an extra penny for the quality and the results that you get are price worthy and that is why, so many beauty queens use and repurchase their products regularly and me not in exception either. I use Clinique dramatically different moisturising lotion as under makeup moisturisation and it makes my skin to look glow-y and also, keeps my makeup to keep intact all throughout the day and doesn’t it sounds amazing? On the other hand, for a bit of intense moisturising treatment to my  face, I always opt for their best selling product, Clinique moisture surge intense skin fortifying hydrator.

Other Skincare Stories:

If you are worried about dark circles, eyeballs and lack of sleep, then try the Simple kind to skin revitalising eye roll on as it acts so gentle to your skin and the refreshing ingredients brings in an instant oomph to your eyes.

If you are looking for a natural and organic skincare, then give a thumps up to the much relived skin element, Neal’s Yard almond oil and I use this regularly to massage it on my legs after shower and the lightness and richness of the non-greasy texture of the oil is the latest find that I proud about and I totally loving it and the best part is, it sinks into your skin right away.

Worried about dry lips, then break the ice by trusting onto the kind natured manuka honey lip balm and it feels like pressed honey on your lips and I use it as a lip mask during night.

Last but not least, Burt’s bees lemon butter cuticle cream is like lemon scented vaseline on   your nails and it feels refreshing meanwhile moisturising too.

Have you ever used any of these products before? If so, share along your personal experiences and I would always love to hear from you.

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August Beauty Favourites.

Rimmel London, Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick, Lancome L'absolu rouge, Revlon Super lustrous lipstick

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To be honest, August has been a very busy month for me as I’ve been on a holiday most of the time and I’ve even didn’t realise how time flew so quickly just like a flash of second. On the other side, when it comes to the usage of beauty products, I’ve used a mixture of products from skincare to makeup and from body care to perfume. Well, you may also see some of the good old product that I’ve been reusing again and also, there are other couple of new favourites in addition too. Hence, let me get started as I’m so excited to reveal bunch of my favourites to you.

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The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream

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As the weather conditions were so humid and hot in India (that was my holiday destination), getting care of my skin was the most predominant routine for me and this double rose rejuvenating face cream added up all the moisture that my face needs for the whole day and the essence of rose is a much noted criteria as well. *CLICK HERE* to know more about it.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

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Just like many other beauty lovers, I too have some serious obsession to this product as the moisture effect that it brings onto my face is simply superb which I all needed for a long sunny day. *CLICK HERE* to see its detailed review.

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Maybelline NewYork The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline NewYork The Blushed Nudes Palette

Let me start with eyeshadows first and this stunning palette has served all the necessities that my eyes wanted for. To put all in simple words, these creamy, blendable eyeshadows are such a gem to work along with.

The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush – Cuban Watermelon

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If I want to make it precise, I should say that I’ve swirled and dipped my fingers every single day with this product and the subtle tint that it pops onto my cheek was the one that I’ve always wanted during the whole summer. *CLICK HERE* to see its full review.

Various Lipsticks

Rimmel London, Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick, Lancome L'absolu rouge, Revlon Super lustrous lipstick

Pinks and nudes are my all time summer favourite lipsticks and I’ve used all the above on various occasions and *CLICK HERE* to see the complete selection of lipsticks.

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The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel

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I’ve religiously used this product every single day and the aromatic scent that it leaves in is the one that I’ve always wished for.

The Body Shop Pinita Colada Fresh Body Sorbet

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After shower, I’ve always remembered to finish off my body care routine using this fresh body sorbet and it made my day filled with glorious feel of aromatherapy.

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Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau De Parfum

I’ve used this perfume since day 1 of my holiday journey and every time I use, it always reminds me of the beauty of warm summer days. *CLICK HERE* to see more of it.

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday. Have you ever used any of these products before? And, if so, let me know about your personal thoughts and as always, I would love to read them.

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June Beauty Favourites.

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Gloss Ultra Brilliance

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Being June as the official start of Summer, I’ve geared up my skincare regime and also, slowly moving along to makeup with transition at its own pace. So, what could you expect from this post? Basically, I will be covering some of the most predominant beauty staples that I’ve been indulging lately. Besides, British summer is a mix of wet and dry weather conditions and so, one needs to get well prepared for both seasonal situations. So, with so much anticipation building on, let’s head onto the actual contents right away and hence, stay tuned to see the best hits.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion:

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If one particular skincare regime that I can’t skip is a quintessential moisturiser and Clinique does its best in this category and I’m currently using this dramatically different moisturizing lotion non-stop from which I could able to understand why it is been rated as one of their best selling products. Moreover, this lotion gives me the perfect all day hydration that I always wished for and at the same time, it gives me the healthy glow skin which is the most popular trending situation lately.

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Gloss Ultra Brilliance:

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So, what is the foremost lip product that has been used during this time of the year? Of course, it is a lip gloss and this gorgeous Estee Lauder Pure Color High Gloss Ultra Brilliance is the best lip gloss that I’ve ever worn as it not only comes along with an outstanding formula but also, it is totally non-sticky as well and in further, it also gives a mirror like sheer finish that is ideal to wear just on its own on a low-key makeup scenario or it could be used as a topping agent over the lipstick for a glossy finished look. Well, more than that these pink, berry and champagne lip glosses leaves an aromatic sweet candy smell that lingers around your lips all day long and anyways, what else could you ask for, isn’t it?

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara:

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As we all know that mascara is one beauty staple that we can’t live without it and me not in exception either and this marvellous Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara is my current BFF mascara that I could completely trust on blind folded for a super dense and multiplied volume lash look. And the other most important features includes smudge free, clump free and flake free lash look. Plus, below are the two eye makeup looks (Smokey Eye and Summer Day Time Eye Look) that I have used this mascara as one among the 3 beauty products.

Estee Lauder Ingenious Palette:

Estee Lauder Ingenious Color Palette

I was over the moon when I received this stunning Estee Lauder Ingenious Palette as my birthday gift earlier this month and ever since, my hands were reaching out for this palette non-stop. All-in-all, I’m super happy with this palette as it has a great quality that comes along with an incredible pigmentation.

Next Paradise Island Eau De Parfum:

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I love tropical scents and this Next Paradise Island Eau De Parfum comes under my latest perfume obsession and I’m wearing this perfume every single day since the beginning of summer. Also, I love to stick onto scents that are seasonally specific.

So, what are your current beauty favourites? And, as always I welcome all of your gorgeous thoughts.

Happy Monday All!

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Review: Clinique 3-Step Skincare – Type 2.

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Clinique 3 step skincare Type 2

Following a good skincare routine is a great way to start your beauty regime and practising it twice daily is the most ultimate ritual that you can ever do it to your skin as it helps your skin to stay healthy and balanced harmoniously all throughout your life. Besides, once you make it as a day-to-day habit, then, within few days, you might able to notice a significant amount of effectiveness that appears on your skin which clearly indicates that your skin is happy with what you are up to. Having said that, I’m always a great sucker for quality skincare products and hence, I constantly hunt for the great finds and recently, I bumped onto such a product which I want to share it along with you. So, stay tuned girls!

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clinique 3 step skincare type 2

I have a combinational skin type where it is dry near the jawline area and very oily along the T-zone area and hence, Type 2 from Clinique 3-Step Skincare is the perfect match for my skin specifications. Basically, this package comes along with three different skincare products namely:

  • Clinique liquid facial soap mild
  • Clinique clarifying lotion
  • Clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion

First of all, I really love the clearly labelled packaging details of the product. To start with, the liquid soap is represented in pastel green squeezable tube and clarifying lotion comes along with a sturdy, frosted, purple bottle with pastel green lid to the top and lastly, the dramatically different moisturizing lotion comes along with a gorgeous pale yellow squeezable tube.

Note: All these items are developed by dermatologists and they are all allergy tested and also 100% fragrance free and hence, it works very gentle onto your skin just as a second skin.

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  • First step in Clinique’s 3-step skincare
  • The liquid based formula cleanses your skin without stripping off protective lipids
  • Comes along with a convenient squeezable tube that dispenses right amount
  • Your skin feels fresh, clean and comfortable
  • Non-drying and mild cleansing action
  • Preps your skin for the next step of exfoliating action that is applying clarifying lotion

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  • Second step in Clinique’s 3-step skincare
  • Gentle exfoliation
  • De-flakes to reveal clearer skin
  • Quintessential difference maker for your ever-loving great skin
  • Smoothes the way for moisture

How to use it?

  1. Start the procedure with a well washed face.
  2. Use the above liquid soap for cleansing.
  3. Take a cotton ball and splash the content of lotion on it.
  4. Using cotton ball, sweep over the face and neck area.
  5. Always remember to use it twice daily.
  6. Follow onto the next step of moisturisation.

 

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  • The final step of Clinique’s 3-step skincare
  • Comes along with a new formula that helps to strengthen skin’s own moisture barrier
  • Your skin feels soft and supple after application
  • Provides all-day hydration
  • It leaves your skin with a healthy looking glow
  • It is awarded as UK’s No.1 moisturising brand

Want to know more about these products? Then, head over to Clinique for all the latest updates.

Have you ever used any of these products before? If so, share along your personal experiences with me and as always, I would love to read them.

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