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Biotique Morning Nectar Moisturising Lotion

Let me introduce you to my all time fav. moisturiser: Biotique Morning Nectar.

The company claims on the bottle that "This is a light lotion enriched with Honey, Wheatgerm and Seaweed. This lotion is easily absorbed, replacing the natural oils and moisture the skin loses every day". Frankly I went through the ingredient list and could not locate seaweed.

It's content list (as on product) is: (within parenthesis is the benefit/role of the component that i could find online)

2% Beheda (has antimicrobial activity against bacteria and virus)1.5% Honey (antimicrobial, moisturising)3% Wheatgerm Oil (high in Vit E & A) 3% Kusumbhi Oil (Safflowers are the richest source of linoleic acid, they contain proteins, minerals, vitamins. Good for all skin types, highly moisturizing and soothing to the skin. A highly moisturizing oil with an exceptionally high amount of Oleic acids. Deeply soothing and one of the first choices for skin care blends or recipes requiring moisturizing be…

Quick & Recession Time Pedicure

In a hurry? No time for Expensive Pedicures?

Here is a Cheap 30 min, DIY Pedicure

1. Wash feet with Apricot/Walnut Scrub. If you no have, then use plain granulated sugar. Rub away all dead cells.

2. Wipe dry. Apply Bleach. (esp useful if u have tanned feet due to wearing open slippers like me). Use bleach as per instructions on pack.

3. Cut nails while bleach does it's work.

4. use nail buffer to smoothen out nail surface.Image via Wikipedia

5. Wash bleach. Dry. Apply moisturizer.

6. Paint toe-nails.

7. Wear your shoes, you are ready to go..

Do share your time/money saving tips with fellow readers.. (if any, readers, that is)

Stay pretty!!

Quick Moisturising Tips

Ok. We all know how essential moisturizing is to our skin, thanks to relentless marketing campaigns by the beauty brands.

The top layer of our skin comprises dead cells – which are prone to losing water, giving a dull, flaky appearance. Moisturizers plump them up and prevent further loss by coating them. You can do a Google or even wiki the topic and have a plethora of information on the same.  However, despite the market being flooded by all sorts of lotions to suit all types, it seems that very few Indian women actually use it. Whenever I use the public transport, especially trains I have generally observed that the majority of women have extremely unhealthy skin, which has seen years of neglect. You can clearly see extensive sun-damage, dull, dry skin that looks tired and defeated.  While this may be due to multiple reasons, I really feel that healthy skin is imperative to looking good. You can apply all the eyeliner and latest shades in lip color, but if your skin is lack luster, rid…

It's Raining..

Yes, i know it has not rained as of now... but it may very soon (we all live in hope of absolution from this sweaty weather) and it is also time for my new season make-up trends prediction.
Colors for lips and eyes stay bright to ward off Monsoon greys. Blush is a must to appear healthy and not washed up. Here are my best buys (all waterproof) for the season:

Eyeliner: Try Lakme 9 to 5 eyeliner for a smoky look in jewel tones. (costs about 250 bucks) or Elle 18 liquid black for those more conservative. Jordana eye pencils are a good bargain too at 90 bucks.

Eyeshadow: Lakme 9 to 5 cream to powder eyeshadow is the only water-proof eyeshadow on the market that i know of. I have used the lavender and blush shades and like this product a lot for its ease of use. It is cream-based, comes in a pen-like body with a sponge tipped applicator. Once dry it turns to powder and will not budge. It is extremly convinent to carry in the purse for a quick change of look for a night out with friends as …

Recession Time Lip Blam

Recession is here.. so is cost-cutting..

But my desire for a nice lip-balm never goes away. I have heard rave reviews for the Cherry Lip Balm by Nivea, but when you take into account my history with skin break-out due to Nivea, I ain't so sure bout the lippie.

So I set out to making my own lip balm. With bees wax. not petroleum wax which i am allergic to.

Which was not easy to lay hands on.

So after a lot of googling and calling, I got some of that yellow wax.

Melted a spoonful in a water bath, added 2 spoons of almond oil, 2 of jojoba oil, 2 of avocado oil, and 1 of Castor oil for glossiness, (I like my lip balms to be glossy, not matte), a few shavings of a red lipstick, stirred it all with a toothpick. (do not allow water to boil, wax will catch fire!)

Then took it off the bath, added 2 drops of lemon essential oil, poured it into a twist container that I got from the same lady who I bought bees wax from. Popped it into the freezer for 20 mins.

Viola, lip balm is ready, glossy and pi…