27 Dec 2017

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Get Glowing Skin This Wedding Season

Marriage is one of the important life occasions wherein one wants best of everything to happen. Best attire, best food, best photographer and videographer and moreover we want to look our very best on the D day. Marriage is a day wherein the eyes of the guests are all hooked on to the bride and the groom. 

Today we will be discussing the skincare tips to be followed by a bride-to-be (no we aren't telling about eating healthy food or staying hydrated) for glowing skin on the D day. We will be focusing more on the skincare products which you use rather than the routine to be followed atleast 3 months before marriage. So without wasting much time let's hop onto the list and get our skincare routine sorted before the big day arrives.

Identify your star skincare products 
We all have our favourite products which work really well for us and which we often repurchase. Identify such products and try sticking to them at least 3 months before marriage. Doing so, you are minimizing the risk of possible breakouts or rashes or any skin irritations occurring due to trying out new products. Make a list of these products for your whole skincare routine and stick to them. 

Try double cleansing or oil cleansing for clearer skin 
Oil cleansing has been the talk of the town for quite a while for some amazing reasons. Try oil cleansing method regularly, no matter if you wear makeup or not. It deep cleanses the skin and gets rid of impurities. Find a good cleansing balm or use any of your favourite facial oil for oil cleansing followed with your foaming cleanser.

Use ubtans regularly
Ubtans have been used in India since ages to cleanse and detox the skin. Use ubtans to get rid of the tan on hands and feet. They not only help in giving a glow to the skin but also keep skin soft and healthy. Try using face ubtans once in a while to get the natural glow.

Don't experiment with new products
Please don't experiment with new products during this crucial time. Just because a product works for your BFF or other bride to be, doesn't mean it will work for you also. You don't want to end up with an acne on face which won't budge till your marriage is over.

Use face masks regularly
Grab your favourite face masks and use them regularly. If you have any pigmentation or acne scars products which target the problem. If it's winter season avoid clay masks which can be drying. Face masks rejuvenate as well as cleanse the skin thoroughly. Also make sure you moisturise your skin sufficiently after using a face mask.

Use a good eye cream regularly 
We often forget to use eye cream on a regular basis. Under eye area is often ignored and then we have to dab concealer and colour correctors to get rid of them. So make sure you keep yourself well hydrated and get adequate sleep before the D day. We know it's hard to run errands during this time, but use your eye creams daily.

Use a serum or facial oil
If you are already into using serums or facial oils, you are on the right track. Facial Oils or serums help in giving a supple skin along with some added benefits. If you are not into facial oils then don't experiment much with finding a new one. Just use your favourite facial oil and you are all set. Please remember don't experiment with any new regimen or new products whatsoever.

Get your bridal makeup sorted in advance
Book your bridal makeup artists well in advance as good makeup artists get booked out fast. Talk to your MUA about your skin concerns and the kind of makeup you are looking for. They can also suggest some tips for your skin and the precautions to be taken for flawless makeup. Get your makeup trial done in advance, to avoid last minute hurry. 

As they say skin is the canvas for the makeup, it's imperative to keep skin healthy and problem free for a bride-to-be. Proper skincare regimen and right skincare products go a long way in keeping skin happy and glowing. Hope the points mentioned above help you in giving the bridal glow. Do comment your queries and experiences below.

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16 Dec 2017

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Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash Review

We all love foaming face washes. Let's face the fact, no matter how much we blabber about oil cleansing or powder cleansers, foaming ones might never go out of trend. And with the wide variety available, one is spoilt for choices.

So coming back to the Biotique Bio Honey gel refreshing foaming face wash review, I had won this product in a blog giveaway by fellow bloggers Madhu who blogs at Adore My Skin. Before reading the review do checkout her blog for honest and detailed reviews.

So let's head to Biotique honey face wash review

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash Review

Brand Claims
This fresh-foaming, soap-free gel is blended with pure honey and extracts from the bark of the arjun tree, euphorbia plant and wild turmeric. Dissolves makeup and impurities, softens skin and helps lighten the complexion.

Arjun (terminalia arjuna), chhoti duddhi (ephorbia thymofolia), banhaldi (curcuma aromatics), ritha (sapindus trifoliatus), honey, himalayan water Q.S.

How to Use:
Gently massage over wet face and neck with fingertips, lather and rinse, morning and evening.

Honey is the nectar of life, composed of healing, brightening sugars and minerals known to purify, heal and soothe the skin. It also contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3, as well as traces of copper, iodine and zinc.

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash Review

Biotique honey face wash review
I am not going to talk about packaging today as most of the face washes have similar packaging and it's quite evident from the pictures. The face wash has a medium consistency and is neither runny nor thick. It easily dispenses through the tube. The face wash has a slight pink tint to it, nothing artificial sort. However when you take it on your palm, the colour is hardly evident.

Like all foaming cleansers, this one fairs decently and produces good lather. Only a tiny amount is needed for each use. So the product really lasts longer. The fragrance of the Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash is very very mesmerizing. It has a nice floral scent which instantly refreshes the mood. Although mesmerizing the fragrance isn't much lingering and doesn't bothering. Also even if the face wash has quite a fragrance it doesn't irritate my sensitive nose area. So this can also be used by sensitive skin people, unless you are irritated by foams.
Coming to the cleansing job, the face wash cleanses the skin nicely without drying the skin. Even if you use the product twice or thrice a day, it won't dry up your skin. The face wash leaves the skin soft and radiant with each use. I especially like to use it before hitting the bed just for the mesmerizing fragrance it offers. Overall I really liked the face wash and I am sure to grab one whenever I feel like using foaming cleansers.

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash Review

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash Review

The In 
  • Doesn't dry out the skin even if used thrice a day
  • Cleanses the skin thoroughly
  • Leaves the skin soft and radiant with each use
  • Doesn't irritate my sensitive nose area
  • Mesmerizing and refreshing fragrance
  • Can be used by all skin types, even sensitive skin
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Budget friendly product
  • Easy availability online as well as in stores
The Out
  • I didn't find any
Price, Shelf life and Availability - 65 INR for 50 ml with a shelf life of 3 years. Easily available online as well as in the stores.

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash is the only second product I have used from the brand. I really liked the face wash for it's efficiency and affordability. The fact that it doesn't dry out the skin with even three uses a day is quite impressive. I would highly recommend and am sure to repurchase Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash.
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12 Dec 2017

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Embar Facial Cleansing Grains Review

Quite often while using a scrub I feel they are a bit harsh and don't work on white heads. While browsing through Facebook I came across a page named Embar Store which had a Facial Cleansing Grains image put up on their Facebook page. I immediately contacted them to buy it, but it would be out of stock as soon as the brand would make it. After some months I again contacted them and Sapna, the brand owner was kind enough to send me a free facial soap to make up for the delay. So let's take a look at the Embar store Facial Cleansing Grains Review.

Walnut, Almond, Oats, Herbs and French Green Clay

My experience 
The product is packed in a seal up packet which also has a see through area. I liked the idea of the packaging as this requires a lesser space as well as we don't end up using a plastic or glass jar. But we must make it a point to tighten the seal everytime we use. Else it may turn moist and hence to avoid all this I always store my skincare products in a dark and cool place like my cupboard drawer.

Now coming to the consistency of the product it is powdery form with some tiny granules. I cannot make out which granules they are after going through the ingredients list. The cleansing grains don't easily mix up with water and take time to absorb water, this maybe due to the French green clay in it. While using I make a smooth paste and scrub my face in light circular motions and leave it for a minute or so. The cleansing grains instantly dry up, without drying your beautiful skin. While washing off the grains come off easily and we don't have to wash often to rinse the residue.

Now coming to the fragrance, the fragrance initially is not so pleasant when we mix with water. But once you apply and rinse off, the fragrance turns out to be extremely pleasing to the senses. I was amazed at this quality of the cleansing grains.

Coming to the cleansing part and scrubbing part, the cleansing grains do their job perfectly well. The scrubbing effect is enough to remove dead skin cells and white heads too. The scrub particles even though tiny in size are perfect for the sensitive facial skin. The cleansing grains leave a nuce glow onto your skin which lasts for about 1 hour or so. Most importantly it cleanses the skin in a nice and gentle manner. The ingredients when used consistently are very good for the skin.

The In
  • Impressive ingredients list
  • Cleanses the skin thoroughly well
  • Very small quantity needed for each use
  • Doubles up as a cleanser as well as a scrub
  • Works amazingly well as a mask too
  • No preservatives added
  • Activate the product when you want
  • Free from harmful chemicals
  • Perfect consistency of the cleanser
The Out
  • Quantity provided according to price is a bit less
  • Seal up pack needed to be closed carefully each time
Price, Shelf life and Availability - 400 INR for 75 gms. No shelf life mentioned. Available on orders via Embar Store Facebook page

Recommendation of Embar Store Facial Cleansing Grains Review
I would highly recommend the Embar Facial Cleansing Grains for those who are looking to use powder cleansers. Moreover the product is a multi tasker which acts as a scrub and can also be used as a face pack. I am sure to repurchase this product as I love it to the core. Kudos to Embar for making this one.
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