REVIEW: CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S GODDESS SKIN CLAY MASK!

img_4340Last October I got Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Skin Clay Mask I know quite a mouthful, for mom. But I tried it out because mom and I share our masks, especially the ones which suites all skin types. Mom has very dry skin, unlike my oil/combo/can’t decide it’s f***ing mind skin. I was the first one to try it out between us. It was true love at first use and I am not even exaggerating. It’s expensive, but I am happy to sell my soul to the Satan for this beauty.

It’s a Clay/Mud Mask thus works very similarly like any other mud masks. But the difference to any normal mud mask that I felt was it didn’t dry out my skin like it feels very tight and uneasy. Rather, it leaves your skin feeling moisturised, dewy and glowing while tightening your pores and softening your fine lines.

Packaging?

Very pretty Rose Gold lid and lettering. Looks beautiful in the Vanity.

How do you apply it?

As per the website:

STEP 1: For dramatically smoother, baby soft, purified skin, apply a generous layer of my revolutionary Goddess Skin Clay Mask across the entire face avoiding the delicate eye area. Use the wonder workout massage technique to apply the product from the centre of the face in outward sweeping motions towards the hair line and neck.

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STEP 2: Leave and relax for 10 minutes. I leave it 15-20 mins. I feel it works better for my oily/combo skin.

STEP 3: Rinse off using lukewarm water or flannel to reveal the brand new baby skin. It’s true my skin does feel baby soft. I would say it looks better the next day.

Smell?

It has a very calm, soothing spa like smell. Relaxs the facial muscles and helps with my stress.

How long does it last?

So far I have used it 7-8 times and it feels like I haven’t used much. I feel it will last for good 6 months or more.

Price? UK- £45

India – Not available in India.

Where can you buy it from?

U.K. –  You can get hold of it from Selfridges.com and stores, selected Fenwick, Charlotte Tilbury.com.

India – Like many other amazing brands CT products are not available in India. If you are planning to get it, then go for Shopandbox they help you with your abroad purchases. But it adds up to be very expensive.

If you have more questions regarding this, feel free to ask. Hope you guys are having a great day.

LOVE.XOXO

 

 

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Lets talk some Boobs! MyHack! Alternative to Lush’s Lovely Jubblies!

Umm let’s talk about Boobs shall we!?

Recently I did a blogpost about my empties. Lush’s Lovely Jubblies was featured as one of the empties and many of you were very curious and wanted me to do review on it. Unfortunately, Lovely Jubblies is no longer with us. Lush has decided to wave goodbye to it. But nevertheless I wanted to tell you all about the my personal hack/alternative boob care option.

In this blogpost we will all get up close and personal. If you don’t like boobs then this post isn’t for you. But if you do and like to take care of them, then keep on reading. 

I will give a little insight to my boob story. I always had medium/average sized boobs nothing too small or too big. And I never really had any issues about it either. As puberty hit me, boobs became a part of my life which I, never fully understood or even cared about.img_4496

But when I shifted to UK. I became a free eater meaning I would eat just anything, like without thinking of the conscience of getting fat. I gained 7 kilos in a year and that gave me some boob fat. Yes boobs are made of fat cells. I know, very attractive. Anyways after gaining so much weight, one day I noticed that I started to get stretch marks around my boob area. It was an OMG moment for me. And after a few days I also noticed that my boobs have lost it’s elasticity, like it’s not firm like it used to be. And I had firm perky boobs. This scared the crap out of me. I was no way going to have this in the prime of my youth. It was a big no no for me was not ready to accept it. Not at all.

So the whole concept of taking care of my boobs came when I was going through this situation. The amazing Lovely Jubblies breast cream was recommended to me by a sales lady in Lush UK, when I told her about my boobs concern. She told me that she loves it for her boobs. I thought of giving it a try. I used it religiously everyday for 2 months and loved the outcome of it and kept using it till they killed it off. Just when you have found your one true perfect boob cream Lush decided to chuck it. I mean thats just mean, cruel and not fair. So this following Hack/Dupe thingy I have been using for the past 2 months or so as I have finished my tub of loveliness. And it’s working perfectly fine.

Hack for Lush’s Lovely Jubblies:

Ahh this where my hack comes in. Since it has been killed off which is just urgh!!  But you still want to take care of your boobs and have similar effects. Then just apply any serum that doesn’t work for your skin or got little old or was a bad impulse buy which doesn’t work for your skin (you know we all have one, it’s not just me okay!!). Just use it for your boobs. It works wonders. I have been using BodyShop’s Vitamin E Moisture Serum  which my mom disliked for her face and didn’t use. So I decided to use up and see if it works or not, because I didn’t wanted to waste it. I felt, it gives similar results. I have tried and tested it, when my cream was finished. I use a pea size amount of the serum for both of my boobs. Warm it up between the palms of my hands and give a circular massage to my boobs. After using the serum for several weeks now, I realised this works very similar to the cream. I mean it’s not the exact thing but it’s better to apply something than be sorry.

As you all know as we grow old, like everything else our boobs gets saggy too. To keep them looking healthy, perky and it’s elasticity for long this hack is the best I have found so far. And if you too want to show your boobs some love as they deserve it try this hack. And thank me later. Like seriously I mean it, you really would. This is my Holy Grail hake. No jokes here.

And Lush, please if you are reading get Lovely Jubblies back, our boobs need it, atleast mine does!!!

Let me know what do you do to take care of your lovelies!

Take care of yourself.
Love. XOXO.

REVIEW! SHISEIDO WHITE LUCENT ANTI-DARK CIRCLES EYE CREAM!

RANT TIME!!

As a tween I had very bad dark circles, cause I was a nerd and also used to suffer a lot from some illness or the other. That gave me really bad dark under eye circles and sunken eyes. Then when I was in my
late teens I had on and off light-darkness under my eyes, which I got rid of completely while using Clinique’s Dark Eyes Corrector. But they were never completely gone, I was happy with the results, no complaints as such.FullSizeRender-4

This October, I was diagnosed with Dengue which totally messed up my skin, especially my under-eye area. I again had those dark sunken under eyes. And my previous eye cream couldn’t handle it. Then my hunt for a new anti dark circles eye cream began. And I stumbled upon Shiseido’s Eye cream. The first time I used it the next  day I felt a difference. Nothing major, but still it felt brighter. I thought may be it’s all in my head. Then after using it religiously for next 3 weeks or so, I was like wait a minute my under eye area doesn’t look that bad. As I continued using it for two more weeks and now I can proudly say I have no dark circles! It’s like a magic eraser for my dark circles. My mom who has worse dark circles than me said she felt a major difference as me and I can say it has reduced so so much on her. She absolutely loves it. She though, has only used it for 2 weeks now and will continue with it.

SOME FACTS NOW!
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How do you use it?

  •  I use it twice, day and night.
  • Take 1/3 of a pea size amount (depends how small/large your eyes are) with the spatula given with the cream. This is normally the amount I use.
  • Warm it up between your ring fingers and pat it lightly as a C; starting from your inner under eyes, to the eyebrow bone area. Whatever is left dab it lightly one the rest of your eyes.
  • Do not rub it in. That’s bad. Just don’t.

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It’s bloody £55 in U.K. (which is where I bought it). Such a rip off because when I went to the Shishedo counter in Kolkata (India), it was ₹3000. It pissed me off so much. But I bought a back up just in case.
Where can you buy it?

U.K. – Debenhams, John Lewis, Boots, Harrods, House of Fraser, Feel Unique.com, Space NK, Harvey Nichols and Lookfantastic.com( which is where I bought mine😡😡😡!!).

India – Shopper’s Stop (this has the best price to buy it from), Flipkart and Amazon( both have increased the price way too much, but if you are in need of it then you can buy it from there).

Awkward Tip: Remember the skin around the eyes is very thin and fragile. Please don’t rub your eyes with force. It gives you premature fine lines following with wrinkles. Now who wants that! So don’t do that!!! Be polite to yourself it’s nice!


Hope you guys are having a great Sunday Funday!

Love. XOXO

EMPTIES(1)/ MY GLORIFIED TRASH ;)

This is my first ever Empties Post! I have been watching Empties Vidoes on Youtube for a while now and I absolutely love it. I feel that’s how you know about a product if it’s actually worth buying it or not. I mean as Bloggers/Youtubers or generally as customers, we all are just guinea pigs of consumerism. But by watching in this case just reading we mostly get a good idea about the products on how they have performed/or not. Because we finished them up, hence Empties!!!

So lets start!

Ren’s Clarifying Toner: I think love would be an understatement of how much I adore this product. I have acne prone/oily/combo/ can’t decide the F***ing mind skin. I love using toner in general, because I think it makes my skin feel extra clean taking all the dirt and grim away without stripping it from the good oils. But this one like superman to the rescue of my oiliness and fighter of my acne. After using it for the past year or so I have had less acne and my oiliness is under control even during the summer months. I can boldly say that as I live mostly my summers in Kolkata where the humidity is just on the next level. Yes, I am repurchasing it! Rather, I have two bottles already in my stash just in case I ran out. One bottle lasted me good more than 4 months using day and night!

 

Dior’s Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm: Gone through many tubes of these and many more to come! It’s a very moisturizing. An universal balm that reacts to the unique chemistry of different people, thus making it suitable for anyone to use it. As it gives the lips a natural flush of custom pink, that suits different skin tones, making the lips look fuller and radiant. It’s just awesome just get it! Only draw back very pricey for a lip balm. Lasted me for more than 3months. It’s a staple in my vanity. Purchasing?? Yes till I find a better lip balm than this one.

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Clinique Even Eyes Better Dark Circles Corrector: Was a Holy Grail eye cream of all the ladies of my family. But we have moved on to another whose post will be coming soon so stay tuned. I mean it does the job of removing dark circles. At first when I started using it 3 years back I had horrible dark circles and fell head over heels for this one. After using my current eye cream I have realised that it wasn’t that great and kinda slow in removing dark circles. I also noticed if I stopped using it, brought back the darkness. It’s a good one, but I have found better. One tube lasts for 3.5 months to be exact. I actually have noted it. I know I have no life. Purchasing?? NOPE!

Lush’s Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream: Lets talk boobs! A little disclaimer I am in my early twenties and I have perky boobs no sagging yet. And I would love to keep them that way. Thus this comes handy. Just like eyes you need to start early taking care of your boobs. Four years back I started to gain weight and saw faint stretch marks around my boobs, which scared me so much. After using it for a month it got rid of them. I would do a full review on this one. I have so much to talk about. Clearly you can guess I have been using it ever since. One tub lasts me more than 6 months. It’s worth every penny. Purchasing….Hell YESSS!

Philosophy’s Hands of Hope: Rather no hope for my dry, dehydrated hands. It’s the only one out of these 5 empties I hated the most. I finished it because I didn’t want to waste it. Using this one made my hands more dry and flaky plus grey! EWW!! I have no idea what’s wrong with it and why it didn’t work. I love philosophy as a brand. It’s brilliant. Just hand creams are a pass from me. I feel there are much cheaper and better hand creams in the market(Loccitane ones). As you have guessed not getting them again. Sorry Philosophy.

 

 

Hope you liked my first Empties Blog Post!

Do let me know if you want me to do a in depth review on one of these products. Leave a comment. I love hearing from you guys!

Love XOXO

IT’S GIVE AWAY TIME YOU GUYS

Recently I hit 1k on my Instagram @theawkwardchiic ! If you haven’t followed me already then do it!

So I decided to something special for you guys!

NOW BACK TO THE GIVEAWAY!

Winner would win:

@shisheodo- Silky Eyeshadow Quad!

@maybelline- *The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette.

*Lip Gradation in Red1.

*Lip Polish.

@rimmellondon- Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl pencil.

SHIPS INTER NATIONALLY.

WINNER would be announced on 6th MARCH! 

The winner would be picked via random.org
To win the Giveaway all you need to do

*Follow me on Instagram @theawkwardchiic.

*Follow my blog, the link is on the bio!

*Tag as many friends as you want who might get lucky with the giveaway. But at least two!

*Like the picture on Instagram  @theawkwardchiic and this blog post!

PLEASE NOTE!!

•You cannot enter twice!

•No giveaway accounts!

•Please don’t follow and unfollow then unfortunately you would be automatically removed from the #giveaway.

All the best, hope you win.

LOVE XOXO

Review: Loccitane Hands Scrub!

 

Review aka Little Story Time:  Loccitane Hands Scrub!
I have inherited the driest hands from my mother and she from her’s. It’s so embarrassing because my maternal grandpa and my dad even my boyfriend has the softest hands. My boyfriend especially has the baby soft hands. And whenever he holds mine, he would tell me that he feels like, he’s holding rough and tough construction workers hands instead of a girl’s. So my femininity goes down the drain whenever I hear that. Even though he means it as a joke, he isn’t wrong. I decided, last year during Summers that I need to fix this. I deserve baby soft hands too.IMG_3496
I have dry-dehydrated hands that sometimes, turns little grey ish(I know gross) but happens especially during the Winters. Also, I have a habit of washing my hands bit too much so that doesn’t help. Makes my skin drier. So when I went to the Loccitane counter last summer in London and told them about this problem they suggested to try this scrub out. I wasn’t convinced until they made me try it out in the shop itself! The Sales lady said after using it my hands would feel as baby’s bottom and she wasn’t lying. After I gave it a go in the shop it felt so soft similar to baby soft skin. I seriously couldn’t stop feeling the softness of my hands! It look away the flakiness and there was no grey ness either. And Voilà beautiful soft hands under a minute. It definitely after that became my hands food.
I have been using it for over 9 months now and my hands situation is so much better compared. The thing with this, like any other product is you need to be persistent with it. And I am super lazy, which isn’t good for my hands. The Sales lady asked me to use it twice a week. I haven’t done that sometimes I have skipped a week or two in between as I forgot. Either way I have seen a significant change in my skin’s texture. I made my mom hooked too and she has drier hands than mine and absolutely loves it.
Now Some Fun Facts!

How Loccitane recommends to use this?
1 – Squeeze a small amount of body scrub onto your palms before you bathe or shower.
2 – Apply to your skin and massage in circular motions, always from your ankles up to stimulate skin micro-circulation.
3 – Focus on areas that tend to be rough (heels, knees, elbows, shoulders…) I only use on my hands, as its too expensive to use all over the body.
4 – Completely rinse off the product.
How I use it? I use the spatula given with the product. Take one teaspoon of it in my dry hands and massage it thoroughly through my knuckles and cuticles for a minute. Then wash it off without towel drying my hands. I let it air dry. That bit is annoying but its worth is, as you need to let the Shea butter oil to sink in. Once my hands are dried I use the hand cream from The Shea Butter Range, which I absolutely love. All these stuff I do especially at night and go to bed. It’s a little nighttime treat to myself. Otherwise it’s no use for me as I said earlier I wash my hands so much it wouldn’t really help. But at night it can do it’s magic while I have my beauty sleep.

How long it lasts? It took me more than 5 months to finish my first tub, then again I used it 2-3 times a week.

Price: One size available i.e.100ml in UIMG_0497K- £15 and India- 1790INR.
Ingredients: Has 15% Shea Butter Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Sugar.

Where do you buy it from?
India- Nykaa.com or Loccitane Indian Website. Thankfully  Loccitane isn’t too hard to get hold of in India now.
UK- From its UK website or Debenhams, Lookfantastic.com and loads of places stock it up. It’s easily available.

Now go and give your hands a little treat. They do so much for us. That’s what I would do after I am done with this post.

Hope you all have a good night! XOXO

Favourite Lip Stuff of 2015!

Recently I wrote a blog post on my Makeup Favourites of 2015. Check that out if you haven’t already!! I didn’t include the lippies there, as the blog post would have got too long to read. And like most of us nobody has time for reading long rants about stuff! It gets boring to read and also to write. So I decided why not seperate these in two posts.

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Here comes the list of Lippies:

  1. Maccosmetic’s Retro Matte in All Fired Up– It’s a beautiful colour. Bright, vibrant pop of colour on your lips. Makes me look so alive. Looks great on most skin tones. But I feel in my opinion that get looks very bright on darker skin tons. It’s a Pinkish with little bit neon ish Deep Red.IMG_3841.PNG
  2. Maccosmetic’s Retro Matte in Flat Out Fabulous – Bought this on later half of the year and feel in love. Such a beautiful and different colour to describe. Is it a pink or a purple or a mauve! God knows!! Long lasting and also doesn’t dry out my lips like other retro formulas.
  3. Maccosmetic’s Lip Liner in Soar – The only Lip Liner I bought and wore this year. It became a sensational because of the infamous Kylie Jenner. And it was sold out everywhere. Because it was so hyped I became very curious about it. So I admit here, I went to 5 different Mac stores in 4 cities to find this one. And finally got hold of the last piece in Mumbai International Airport. Now back to the colour it’s a beautiful pinky nude which I love to wear it on it’s own. Also it’s worth the hype.
  4. Nar’s Matte Lip pencil in Cruella – A true Red on me. How much I wished I got this earlier. Lovely colour and texture. Not like the uncomfortable matte lipsticks. Not too long lasting though but I don’t mind that. It does makes me feel very confident.img_3831
  5. Nar’s Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita – Beautiful Nude that actually doesn’t look make me look dead. Very pretty colour, has a orangish tone mixed with brown thus makes it very wearable. Not very pigmented like the others. I pretty much have the whole Dolce Vita range by Nars. Looks beautiful paired with it’s sister gloss.
  6. Nar’s Matte Lip Pencil in Damned – Its a beautiful plum /berry colour. Perfect for winter and all year round. Good pigmentation. Very lady like. I would say makes me feel bit grown up. Long lasting and leaves a nice tint.
  7. Nars Christopher Kane Lip Gloss in Mezmer – It’s a sheer watermelon colour. Though from the packaging it may seem very bold. It doesn’t come off like that. Its the only gloss that I have used pretty much this year and am not a gloss kinda gal. But this one I particularly loved because it’s non sticky, gives a beautiful super glossy finish. Once the gloss goes off it leaves a beautiful stain on your lips. Also this gloss adapts to your warmth of your lips and customises the colour. So even on pigmented lips like mine it looks great.IMG_3838.PNG
  8.  Ciate’s Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pin Up – I was late to join the bandwagon of Matte Liquid Lipsticks which were a major hit realise of 2015! And Oh My Gosh It’s so good. I just loved it!! A mauvy pinky nude that’s matte and stays long even after I finish a meal. I couldn’t ask for more.
  9. Revlon’s Matte Lip Balm in Sultry – If theres any one lippy stuff that I have used the most and that is this one. It’s my go to lip colour when I feel nothing looks good on me. It  looks great with smokey or glittery or plain just lippy look. I cannot rave more about it. If you ask me which one you should get out of these. Then I would say you have to try this one out! This is a winner!

P.S. My swatches don’t do justice to these lippies. I know I am bad at it. I would say do check it out in the stores if you are interested in these. Also let me know if you know any of these and your favourite lippies of 2015!!

May we all be blessed with more amazing lippy stuff this New Years!! Have a lovely day/night my lovelies.

See ya in the next post. Till then make sure no lipstick mark is there on your teeth. LOL. xx

BIO-FREAKING-DERMA!

First post of 2016!! Wish you all a Very HAPPY NEW YEARS!!

Now back to the blog post!

It’s just Bioderma but it’s freaking awesome!!!

I wanted to do a quick review on it as it has been long overdue. I posted a picture on Instagram recently and a lot of you asked me to share my thoughts about it.FullSizeRender

I got to know about Bioderma about three years ago via Youtube. All nice/expensive things that I have learnt about were mostly from Youtube. I blame them! And not. Three years back in the UK, Bioderma wasn’t easily available in drugstores like now. So I had ordered it on Amazon, paid a hefty price compared to the actual price you get in France. Hated that. But when it arrived, I loved it using the very first time. After using it, I haven’t found anything that takes makeup off so quickly and effectively. Sometimes I have gone to bed without washing my face and my skin didn’t react the next day. And I have semi sensitive combination skin. So I know.

Some points on Bioderma!:

  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution.
  • Very gentle at removing makeup.
  • Can be used twice, 7 days a week.
  • It doesn’t strip you of your natural good oils completely making your skin feel soft and supple after using it.
  • Skin feels clean and fresh.
  • Works well on all skin types, though they have different varieties of it.  But I have only used the original version.
  • Drugstore price.
  • Now available in both UK(easily) and India(little difficult, but you can get your hands on these)

How do you use Bioderma?

  • I usually take two cotton pads and soak one of them with it, then press the two together and it distributes the solution evenly. (My Tip on getting bang for your buck)
  • Then press the two cotton pads on your respective eyes and keep it pressed for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly and gently in circular motion with the non-makeup side of the cottons take the rest of your make-up.
  • It comes off easily with no dragging or tugging of the skin.
  • I take another cotton pad with a little bit of it, just to make sure all the makeup is off my face.

Only Con: It stinks my eyes a bit.

Where do you buy Bioderma?

If you live in the UK, you can easily get at your local Boots, or you can always order it online at their website. It retails for 250ml for £10.20.

In India you get it at Nykaa.com. It retails for 250ml for INR 890 and 100ml for INR 599.

On the other hand, I buy it from Amazon.co.uk. In my opinion, this is the cheapest place where I get my hands on these. I pay for two Bioderma of 500ml each for £21.49. This bulk buying lasts me for ages. More than a year and half. Bargain!

Unfortunately, this is only available for anyone who is living in the UK.

Why do you buy Bioderma?

I would say its worth the buy. That’s why I made a post on it.  I have suffered a lot from acne and most of it because of me using makeup removing wipes from the drugstore. More than often I had horrible break outs and had no clue why. Since I have stopped using the wipes so regularly (I still use some during my ultra lazy days) my skin has improved and skin has calmed down. A big chunk of thanks goes to Bioderma. It has helped me a lot. If you are suffering from acne then I would suggest please quit the makeup wipes for sure even if you don’t use Bioderma. But it’s sure is best at what it does. Do try and let me know what you feel about it!

See you, until my next post lovelies!! xx

WINTER REDS!

IMG_7420Hello my lovelies! Sorry for being MIA for a couple of months. Now I am back with a bang of a blog-post about the prettiest/sensual colours of all……
Drumrolls…..The RED.
December is the season of festivities all over the world. Also, what’s the best way to end the year other than wear something fun, playful and bold than a statement makeup-look. The easiest way to jazz things up for the lazy us is wear the Red lip and Baam! You look a million bucks. You are basically done for the Xmas parties and New Year’s night.
I thought wouldn’t it be fun to share my most favourite Red Lipsticks of all time. These lipsticks would look great on most skin tones but try and pick which one you liked the most.

Here’s a disclaimer. I like my red lip stuff matte and long lasting, most of them are except the Charlotte Tilbury and Estee Lauder(they are both satin finish). And they all are very comfortable on the lips.

The Xmas RED.
Nars Cruella – My newest addition to my reds collection. Honestly where was it all my life. I was pissed at myself that why haven’t I bought this in the first place. I mean, I knew about it for years then why didn’t I take the plunge. Argh… Anyways, I have it now and I love it. True Red on me. Very comfortable to wear. I simply love it!!

New Year’s Eve RED.
Mac’s Russian Red – I mean business like a red lip, but in a sexy way. If you know, what I mean. It was my very first proper red lipstick. Honestly, at time it was only one I could ever find which suited me without making me look like a joker. Most of the time I like wearing it with my ethnic Indian clothes.
FACT: Dark red with blue undertones (makes your teeth look extra white).

FUN Xmas Dinner Parties RED.                                                                             Mac’s Retro Ruby Roo – Now if you are going for the 1940’s pin up look this one gives you that straight away. I look so vintage. Ha. It’s a very feminine colour. Looks good on almost everybody. Don’t hold me against it, if it doesn’t suit you. This is from the retro matte range. It means its super matte compared with other Mac’s matte range lipsticks. Now the only problem I always face with it is because of my ever so dry lips that it makes my lips very dehydrated. It gets onto the cracks or you can say makes more cracks and the whole situation becomes very gross after a wear for 2 hours max. I want to love it, but it doesn’t love me back. Story of my life.

Not Fun Pre-Xmas Dinner Parties RED.                    
Mac’s Viva Glam I – It’s a brick red good for those Xmas parties which you want to look good but don’t want to be too glam. You know those kind of boring have to go ones. Not saying it’s a boring colour. It’s beautiful, but more on a modest level. And because its on the Viva Glam range you would be doing some good charity when you buy one. As Mac tends to donate the money earned from this line. So win win.

Girls Night-out RED.
Charlotte Tilbury’s So Marilyn – A very fun Red. Not my typical red lip, but the days you want something different for yourself this one works. This one I received in a gift set of three mini CT lipsticks. They all are very adorably cute. Satin/Glossy finish. Not my go to RED.

New Year’s RED.                                                                                                                Estee Lauder’s (Pure colour Envy Lipstick) Envious – A pinkish Red. If you like pink undertones, in your red lippies then this one is a winner. I have a very weird skin tone. Some days when it just can’t make up its mind, I whip this out and it makes me look bit more presentable.

The Awkward Tip: Always, try on a red lipstick before you buy it no matter how much you feel hesitant or just awkward in asking. Just be bold like red and ask for the trial. This is my way of saving us lot by not looking like jokers

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil Review (This one is for my hairy gal pals)

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This is the travel size. Love it so so much that I need it while I am travelling.

Let’s get real here. If you are Indian/Brown like me then chances of you being hairy is inevitable. This post is solely dedicated to my hairy girlfriends out there. I hear you lovelies. Now if you aren’t hairy(I am super jelly of you) then this post isn’t for you so go choo and check out my some other blog #justkidding.

I would be reviewing this amazing L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil. Its L’Occitane’s bestseller, winner of Beauty Bible Awards and Marie Clarie’s Choice. So lets begin.

How long have I been using it?

It’s been 3 years now that I have been a religious user of the Shower Oil. I use it mainly for shaving and sometimes just for shower.

How do you use it?

If you are a user of shower gels, it’s very similar to that. This is the simple way of using it. But there are other ways you can use it too.

What are the other ways of using it? (My preferred way)

Before you are going to take a shower, you can massage it first, like oil onto your skin and then add water and make it turn into a milky/soapy consistency.
Or if you want to shave which is what I use it for.You would have to wet your body and apply it onto your skin. Then shave with your razor and it will glide like a dream without leaving any residue onto the razor. I dislike those products which leave residue on the razor and make the blade blunt and useless for shaving. This doesn’t do that.

What’s the difference between a shaving cream and this shower oil?

The difference is that this a 3-in-1 product. And for lazy gals its perfect when you forget to buy that shaving cream. It does the job for both. It’s mostly made with natural ingredients (enriched with almond oil) unlike the shaving creams you get to buy in the market full of chemicals. For someone who hates waxing and using shaving creams (which irritates my skin) I love using this product. If shaving creams give that burn/irritation while using it then this one is for you. It gives a luxurious spa like feel than shaving creams. Bonus points for that close shave it gives you just like shaving creams.

How does it smell?

Yes, it has a mild sweet almond smell which isn’t overpowering at all. I quite like it. I am really not good at describing smell. Not my forte. Sorry.

Does it leave the skin dry?

No, it doesn’t. It’s very moisturizing even after using as a shaving agent.
As a person who has an extremely dry body skin this product doesn’t dry out my skin.
I wouldn’t say that I don’t need a body cream after using it. During summers I can get away without using any body lotion, but in winter because of my lizard like skin I require extra TLC.

How long does it last?

The 250 ml lasts for more than 3 months. I shave every other day.

Price?

INR (1690) & £16 (UK) for 250ml. It may seem a lot of for a shower oil/gel. But remember, it lasts really long and you don’t need to use a lot each time you shower. It’s also a 3-in-1 product. Its has Almond oil in it and they are expensive. There’s always some kind of offer going on in L’Occitane, which can save you some bucks. So give yourself a little treat and get it. You know you deserve it. And thank me later.

All in all it’s a must have in my shower kit. There’s a 5*****.

Thank you for reading. XX