Tried and Tested Tips to Avoid Chapped Lips

Dos, Don’ts and Special bonus tips to keep your lips soft and plump this winter.

Hello My Dear Beautiful Reader,

Winter is here. It’s too chilly here at Pune since a week. While I enjoy taking long cozy naps, my skin is screaming for more and more moisture day by day..!!

Skin covering lips is the thinnest layer of skin. Which makes it more prone to climatic changes and it requires more care. Today, I am going to share some tried and tested tricks and tips to take care of your lips so that you avoid cracked or chapped lips.

  • Firstly moisturization. Add a good moisturizing lip balm in your beauty routine. Apply, reapply whenever needed. I would recommend this lip balm
  • Use lip balm with SPF before you step out. This avoids sun damage while keeping your lips moisturized.
  • Scrubbing is a must. You can use some homemade scrubs or a good scrub from market to scrub away the dead skin cells from your lips. You can use scrub daily or 2-3 times a week. Scrubbing lips also promotes blood circulation and make lips look plump. I love these two scrubs the most – Forest Essential Lip Scrub and MAC Lip Scrub. If you are looking for DIY lip scrub recipes, here you go. 
  • Drink loads of water. Water not only flushes out toxins from body but also keeps skin hydrated from within.

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  • Lip mask are best friends in winter. Just like sheet masks for face, we do get masks for lips. All you need to do is place them over your lips to add deep moisture. There are lot of brands which have introduced some good lip masks to the market. If you are someone who love home remedies over chemicals, check this post of mine for DIY Lip Mask
  • While lips are dry, we tend to lick our lips. Let’s admit that it does give temporary relief from the dry lips. But the saliva evaporates quickly and it leaves lips even more dry. That’s the reason we should avoid licking lips and instead use lip balm when you feel the dryness.  
  • Avoid matte finish lipsticks. As the formula is quite drying, they enhance the cracks on lips and can make them more dry. Instead go for moisturizing lip tints/ lip glosses to add tint, shine + moisture.
  • When I was a kid I had this weird habit of peeling off flaky skin from my lips. Ouch… Not only it hurts, it also does no good to lips. So please don’t be baby me and do not peel pick flaky skin. Instead use lip scrub as mentioned above.

 

Bonus Tips:

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  • If you are too lazy to prepare a lip scrub/ get one, use toothbrush to scrub your lips. Yup it’s that simple. Wet the lips and use toothbrush to brush off the dry skin. Be gentle. Once done, don’t forget to apply lip balm..! You are welcome. 😉
  • If your lips are super dry and you haven’t found your ‘the lip balm’ (you know what I mean), then I have coupe of kitchen ingredients which I love. Honey and ghee. You can mix them or can use separately. Just apply a layer of it on your lips and let it work overnight. You will wake up with much much softer lips in the morning. 

Enjoy winter..!!!

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XOXO,

Pallavi

Useful Sheet Mask Tips To Make The Most Of It

It doesn’t really matter whether you are a beauty and skin care freak or not; I am sure if you live in the world of Instagram, you have seen these sheet masks while scrolling down the infinite Instagram feed. Haven’t you???

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You might know the basic about these sheet masks, let me share some of the tips and tricks to follow while using one. I am sure you will find it useful for your next pampering session with the sheet masks.

What is a sheet mask?

It’s a serum infused paper mask.

 

Why sheet mask???

Primary purpose of using a sheet mask is to add hydration to your skin.

 

Sheet mask or a moisturiser???

A good moisturiser adds moisture to your skin (which you all know). But sheet mask on the other hand has serum in it. Which in comparison with moisturiser, easily gets absorbed by skin. Thus, adding maximum moisture your skin needs.

 

Packing of sheet mask

Sheet mask comes in a pouch packing. A sheet mask which is dipped in serum.

 

Sheet masks before CTM or after CTM?

Ideally, it’s the M in the CTM where you moisturise. So, it’s always preferred to cleanse your face thoroughly and then use sheet mask. I personally skip toner.

Never use the sheet mask while the makeup is on or there is dirt on your face. Because adding moisture on makeup or dirt is going to clog pores which will end up in breakouts.

 

How to use a sheet mask?

Unfold the sheet mask and place it on your face. It ha these gaps for your eyes, mouth and nostrils.

 

For how long should I keep the sheet mask on?

Sheet mask should not be used more than 15 minutes. Reason being, 15 minutes is good enough for your skin to absorb the serum. If the sheet mask left more than that, the drying/ dried sheet masks can start absorbing moisture from your skin. So, doing no good to your skin.

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How to make use of the excess serum in the pouch?

I love layering the serum on my face once I am done using the sheet mask. I also apply serum on my hands and feet sometimes. Ultimately, it’s a serum which adds moisture. Our hands and feet also need moisture, right?

 

Should I wash my face after using a sheet mask?

A big no. Because if you do so, it’s absolutely a waste of time and of course the money spent on masking. The serum which is absorbed by the skin should be left to see it’s magic. If we wash face, the serum will be gone, skin won’tbe benefited much.

 

Should I use moisturiser post sheet masking?

Umm it depends on your skin type. If you really feel the necessity for more moisture, you can. But usually serum in the sheet mask is quite heavy and most of us might not feel the need for moisture.

 

Should I use the sheet mask daily?

Even if you have dry skin, I don’t really suggest you use sheet mask every day. Because sheet mask is a huge source of moisture. Everything should be in moderation. So, I don’t personally prefer to add so much moisture every day to my skin.

 

How frequently should I use sheet mask?

If you have dry skin, 3 times a week should be good enough. If you have normal to oily skin, twice should be ok.

 

How long the results going to last?

Honestly, a day or max two.

 

Special Tip:

If you have oily, choose the sheet mask wisely. As your skin is already oily, you don’t need more moisture. Sheet masks like shea butter, avocado is something which you better avoid.

If your skin is prone to acne, sheet masks which is meant for skin type like green tea should be helpful. They add moisture also takes care of skin.

 

If you want to make your own sheet mask, check this out. Where I have mentioned how to make one at home.

 

I hope you find the post useful. Have any more query or tip??? Feel free to comment below.

 

How Do I Use Nivea Creme In Different Ways

Hello beautiful,

Let’s talk about a very basic skin care product today. Which can be used in different ways. Umm it’s kind of a budget friendly post, where you spend money on a cheaper product and use it for different purposes.

As the heading of the post says, I am talking about this cute little blue tin of Nivea, which I am sure you are familiar with. Pretty more chances that most of you had or have bought this tin somewhere during your local drug store haul. Haven’t you??? If I heard a No, well, you will buy once you finish reading this.

Let me share some of the ways I make use of this little box of magic.

  • Moisturizing:

The prime factor of Nivea is the super moisture it provides. I personally prefer to apply this heavy cream on my elbows and knees. This provides heavy moisture that my elbows and knees need.

  • Under eye cream:

If you have dark under eye area or puffy eyes, all you need is that extra moisture to pamper it. As you might already know, skin covering the under eye area is very delicate. It requires more hydration. Instead of spending more amount on an eye cream, spend only INR 39 to take care of under eye area. 😃 Sounds super budget friendly right… ? 😉

Applying a thin layer of Nivea before hitting the bed at night, should be helpful.

PS : I sometimes use it during the day as well. On under eye area, before applying any makeup.

  • As a lip mask:

Sitting in air conditioned environment??? Huuh… no matter how the weather is outside, our skin and especially lips get dry. I have a quick tried tested tip for dry lips and skin around mouth.

Apply a layer of Nivea on lips and around mouth. Let it absorb for around ten minutes. Take a wet cloth or wet wipe, wipe the cream. This will make sure the lips are hydrated and skin becomes soft.

I don’t prefer using it as a lip balm because it is too heavy and makes lips look visibly white (you know what I mean.)

  • As a foot cream:

Skin covering our feet is thick and needs heavy moisture. Apply Nivea to your feet and cracked heels. Cover it with socks and enjoy your beauty sleep. Wake up with much softer and happier feet.

  • Shaving Cream:

Applying Nivea before using razor will avoid cuts and also leaves skin smooth post hair removal.

  • As a Hand Cream:

I carry this tiny Nivea tin with me while I travel or I’m out. This will easily fit in small clutch or even inside jeans pocket. I have dry hands and that annoys me a bit sometimes. A quick layer of Nivea is what is enough for me to make my hands baby soft.

Special Note:

As much as I love using Nivea in above mentioned ways, I personally don’t prefer using it on my facial skin. It’s heavy and might clog pores which results in breakouts.

Hope you find it useful to replace some of the expensive skin care products with a super budget friendly Nivea tin.

PS : This is NOT a sponsored post and tips written are out of my own ‘tried and tested’ list.

The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Body Lotion : Review, Swatch

Hello Beautiful,

Body lotion is something which is really essential for my dry skin, especially in winters. Usually I do get tired of same lotion so I happen to try many varieties of body lotions/ creams. I will review one by one of those which I have not reviewed on my blog yet. Meanwhile if you want to know what are on my top of the best body lotion list, check here.

So, today I am reviewing this white beauty from the brand “The Body Shop”. 😊

I still remember the day I had bought this beauty. The moment I entered the store, I could smell this fragrance. I immediately asked the sales assistant their, about this product. She showed me this range of products and rest is history haha.

Let’s see how this product is.

Brand: The Body Shop

Range : Almond Milk and Honey

Price : 950 for 200 ml

Click the below image to shop.

Shelf Life : 3 years. Once opened 12 Months.

What does the company claims?

48 Hours light weight moisture, absorbs instantly. Instantly relives the feeling of tightness and itchiness for sensitive, dry skin. Comforts, protects and restores moisture for sensitive dry skin.

Best part : It’s cruelty free. The Body Shop has special place in my heart because of their cruelty free products and the campaign they started to stop poor animals getting harmed while making cosmetics. 🐰

Packing : It comes in a tube packing, with all the details of the product printed on it. The design of milk, almond and honey looks beautiful. The white tube (sorry I had bought this tube last year and if the tube doesn’t look pretty white,don’t blame me. 😋) packing is quite hygienic as compared to tub packing. You don’t have to dip fingers to take the product out. The flip open cap is tight enough to carry this lotion without the fear of spillage. The tube contains 200 ml of the product. I can’t say that you can carry this easily in your handbag as it might take a pretty more space than any other travel sized lotions. But, it can be a good travel companion if you carry it in a travel bag.

Fragrance : It’s a very sweet and refreshing fragrance. If you love light note scents, this fragrance will win your hearts for sure.

Consistency : It’s a lotion hence it’s neither runny nor thick. Doesn’t feel oily or greasy once applied. Gets absorbed quickly.

My Take: I have normal to dry skin. Turns out really dry during winters. For which, I need a good moisturiser. This lotion claims to instantly relives the feeling of tightness and itchiness for sensitive, dry skin. Which it did. Post bath our skin screams for moisture. I did apply this lotion and as claimed it did relive the dry or itchiness.

But, I don’t really support the 48 hours of moisture thing. Because for dry skin, at the end of the day at least, you do need one more round of application of moisturiser. Even though I didn’t feel itchiness all throughout the day, but by evening my skin was dry again. So I can say 48 hours promise didn’t worked for me.

What I liked:

  • I bought this because of this lovely fragrance.Non greasy, non-runny formula.

Non greasy, non-runny formula.

    • Kept skin moisturized for good amount of time. Tube packing is hygienic.Travel friendly packing.

Tube packing is hygienic.Travel friendly packing.

Cons:

  • It claims that this is formulated for sensitive dry skin. But worked moderately on my dry skin.

  • 48 Hours moisture claim is not true for dry skinned beauties.

  • Falls slightly on the pricier side for the work it’s doing.

Will I buy it again???

Umm no. It did a moderate job on my skin. I have known some other body lotions which worked well on my dry skin with cost lesser than this.

Will I suggest this one???

It might not be a blessing for dry skin but it will work for those who doesn’t have one. If you have extremely dry skin and needs lot of moisture, you can skip this. Others can give it a try, especially the ones who love sweet fragrances and need less moisture to skin.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 2.5 /5

In Love With This Recent Purchase of Mine From M.A.C

Recently while I was in an airport, I went for a quick shopping at M.A.C just to kill time (Even though I don’t need a reason to shop, I’m always ready with lame one).

I have had heard a lot about these cute lip scrubtious of the brand, so wanted to try them.

Let me give you more details about this tiny box.

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Brand :

M.A.C

Name of the product:

Lip scrubtious

Flavor:

With limited flavors they had, chose this Summer Berry.

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Price:

INR 1550 for 14 ml

Shelf Life:

24 months

Ingredients:

Packing:

The outer white hard paper cartoon has been designed uniquely with the name of the brand printed on it. You can find all the details about the product too on this.

Inside of this cartoon is of contrasting color – black. That makes it slight different than ordinary boring packing.

The inner box containing the scrub is of the same color as that of the flavor inside the box. For example, the brown sugar scrub box is brown, summer berry one is of purple.

The lid is made of soft rubber finish. The black lid is tight so no worries about spillage. The box is so tiny that you can carry it wherever you go.

 

Color:

The scrub is of color purple.

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Fragrance:

Fragrance is the key factor I chose this scrub. Ahhh it exactly smells like fresh berries.

Fragrance is quite strong for all the flavors. So if you have sensitive nose, please do try testers at the shops before buying. Even though all the flavors smell heavenly, but you know in case it’s empowering, you can skip it.

Texture:

It’s kind of creamy base with minute scrub particles.

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My Take On M.A.C lip scrubtious, Summer Berry:

I did apply a thin layer of this scrub on my dry lips and left it for few seconds. Then with the help of my forefinger, scrubbed my lips for a minute.

Result? Lips was soft with all the dead skin scrubbed off. Plus, it moisturized my lips. I didn’t had to run for a lip balm post scrubbing.

The salesgirl at the shop also had told me that the scrub leaves tint on your lips. But for this flavor, I couldn’t see a noticeable tint on my lips. But yes, I did observe the tint on my finger post scrubbing. May be it’s not that dark tint to be visible on pigmented lips.

What I liked about the M.A.C Lip Scrubtious:

  • Cute and sturdy packing
  • Travel friendly
  • I love, love the fragrance
  • Creamy soft texture
  • Does the job of removing dead skin cells, very well
  • Leaves lips soft and moisturized

What can be improved:

  • Tub packing is unhygienic. I have to dip in my fingers to take the product out.
  • If your lips are pigmented like mine, do not expect much of tint post scrubbing.
  • The fragrance might be empowering for those with sensitive nose.
  • Some might find it pricey for a lip scrub(Oh come on, it’s M.A.C). But little goes long way. This tub is going to last for a good amount of time for me.

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Repurchase and Suggestions:

I loved the scrub for leaving my dry lips soft and moisturized. Once I finish this tub, planning to buy different flavor. Even though berries are my favorite, other M.A.C lip scrubtious flavors are tempting too.

If your lips are dry and would like to’invest’ in a good scrub, then do try this one. You will love the results.

Mygirlypedia Rating – 4.5/5.

 

Photo Credit : To the one and only, multitalented – Me. 

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Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub Reviewed

Hello world,

Like zillion times, I have mentioned in most of my posts that scrubbing is very very important in order to maintain a very healthy skin. As you know, scrubbing is a technique to remove the dead skin cells. As ‘The winter is coming’, it’s better you stoke up your shelf with a good scrub.

I heard many celebrities talking about this Indian skin and hair cars brand called Kama Ayurveda. The brand swears that it is totally Ayurvedic with no chemicals. This is a high end brand with products falling on slightly pricier side.

I was very keen to try my hands on these products since quite long. So thought of giving a try for this beautiful scrub from the brand, to start with(of course I’m gonna try more 😉).

Before I start reviewing this product let me tell you guys, this product is not sponsored by the brand. So let’s just start to get to know how this scrub worked for me.

Name:

Kama Ayurveda kumkumadi brightening Ayurvedic face scrub

Price:

1295 INR for 50 g

Click on below image to buy.

Shelf life:

2 years

What does company claims:

Kumkumadi face Scrub is specially formulated with pure Ayurvedic kumkumadi oil – a miraculous beauty fluid with 12 precious and rare ingredients that help in illuminating the complexion, smoothen fine line and rejuvenate skin cell growth. Our authentic Ayurvedic formula is created with the finest Kashmir Saffron to brighten your skin and repair pigmentation. Finely ground sweet almonds, rich in vitamins E and D nourish and nurture while exfoliating pollutants and impurities for a glowing complexion.

How to use:

Wet the face with lukewarm water. Massage a small amount of Scrub gently on your skin. Rinse well.

Ingredients:

Packing:

The outer cartoon is a combination of colours orange and gold. I just love this colour combination it totally gives you a very royal feel.

The cartoon looks something like this.

That design of lotus and couple of birds give this vintage look. Isn’t it?

All the details like, the shelf life, price, ingredients, how to use everything has been printed on this outer cover.

The glass bottle which contains the product looks something like this. With all the details of the product mentioned on the sticker on it.

Post opening the lid is one more small lid for the double protection for the product to be safe. Hence no worries of any spillage.

If you are thinking the tub packing is unhygienic, as you have to dip your finger every time you want to take the product out, then Kama Ayurveda has a quick solution. The product comes with a small wooden spatula. Which you can use to take out the product and clean the spatula for next use. Thus maintaining the hygiene.

Consistency:

This light yellowish cream has this tiny granules to scrub of the dead skin cells from your face. The best part of the scrub is you can actually see saffron in it.

Fragrance:

It has a very mild fragrance of Ayurvedic oil. Even if you have sensitive nose, I’m pretty sure this fragrance doesn’t going to trouble you.

How did it worked on me:

As mentioned on the cover I did wet my face with water and applied a thin layer of Scrub on my face. Gently rubbed my face to let the scrub work. I usually leave the scrub on my face for a while post massaging. Before it gets dried off completely, I wash my face with warm water.

I must say, in the first use itself apart from doing its primary job of making skin soft, it also gives a good glow to the skin. So if you want to get that glow to the skin instantly, I think you should use this scrub for sure.

Post using the scrub my skin was left softer and cleaner. Usually most of the other scrubs make my skin dry and its screams for hydration. But post using this one, I didn’t have to run for moisturization immediately.

Pros of Kama ayurveda kumkumadi brightening ayurvedic face scrub:

  • Ayurvedic ingredients
  • Travel friendly packing
  • Leaves skin soft and clean
  • Does not dry your skin
  • Didn’t give any breakouts
  • Adds glow to your skin
  • I have used this scrub for three to four times now and I can see the acne marks fading away.
  • Hygienic packing, thanks to the wooden spatula
  • Easily available online
  • Cruelty free
  • Glass packing which is recyclable. Making it Eco friendly packing.

Cons of Kama ayurveda kumkumadi brightening ayurvedic face scrub

  • Some might find it pricey. But little quantity goes a long way and with the positive experience I had, I think it’s worth the hype and price.

So, if you would like to invest in a good product to pamper yourself then do try this scrub. With the results it gives, I am sure you will be happy with your purchase.

Mygirlypedia rating: 5 out of 5.

Is Almond, Milk and Honey Shower Cream from The Body Shop A Best Pick???

Hey pretty,

Who doesn’t like a long shower or relaxing bath…!?? We all do. I know not everyone has the privilege of enjoying a long bath in a bath tub. (nor time to enjoy it every morning)… Least we can do to enjoy the bath is to chose a nice aromatic bath gel or a bath cream. Usually post bath, our skin scream for more moisture. Choosing a moisturizing shower cream would be a wise idea.

The other day I had been to The body shop outlet in Westend mall Pune to do a mini haul. Since I was bored with the shower cream I was using, I picked up this one. Only point which made me pick this up was its fragrance. It’s a sweetest fragrance. Smells like sweet candies.

Well, did it any good to my skin??? Read on…

Brand:

The Body Shop

Flavor:

Milk, almond and honey.

Price:

495 INR For 250 ml

What Product Claims:

Calm as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

  • Calming and caring shower cream
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, clean and cared for
  • Suitable for sensitive, dry skin
  • Made with almond milk Enriched with Community Trade honey and almond oil
  • Hypoallergenic fragrance
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Enriched with community trade Almond Milk from Spain

Packing:

Comes in a transparent sturdy plastic bottle. Transparency makes it easy to get to know the quantity left inside.

The flip open cap is an advantage. As you can squeeze the bottle and get required quantity of cream out.

The cap is quite tight so no worries of spillage.

PS: in the past I have used many shower gels from The Body Shop. If you drop the bottle down, you might end up breaking the cap. Thus making it difficult to carry while you travel.

Till you break it, you are good to carry this with you while you travel.

Color :

White

Texture :

Creamy

Fragrance :

This is a typical the body shop fragrance. This the fragrance you smell when you enter the shop.

This is a fresh candy fragrance, neither light nor empowering fragrance.

Does it lathers well :

Not really. That’s the major difference between a shower gel and a cream. Shower cream is thick in texture thus doesn’t lather as good as a gel does.

Is it moisturizing :

Yes shower creams are moisturizing than a gel. This one is moisturizing. Post shower it doesn’t makes my skin dry. But you do require a good moisturizer post bath in winters. For summers a lighter body cream will do.

Does the fragrance lasts for long :

No. This is a turn down. Post bath also I could hardly smell that sweet fragrance.

Will I repurchase?

For the fragrance while bathing, may be yes.

Will I recommend???

Yes to those who love candies’ fragrance.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4/5

Here Is The Best Body Lotion For You This Christmas..!!!

hey,

Merrryyyy Christmas…!!! It brings out so many childhood memories..!! Since my schooling is done from catholic school, I have got opportunity to experience the feel of Christmas thoroughly. Decorating Christmas tree, making a small hut and placing statues of Jesus Mary Joseph in it, receiving gifts from school, dancing, singing – happiness everywhere. As a kid, we used to love that feel.

Umm, now to the business. Are you a dry skinned gal like me??? Fed up of trying out different body lotions to keep the skin hydrated??? Well, I have a super good news for you…!!! I have found the best body lotion for you. Hence I am sooo glad and equally excited to share this review with you.

Aveeno is a product from US. Na, I didn’t had too buy it from their by paying any custom charges nor I asked any of my friends to get it from their. The best part is, their products are available in India now..!!! At quite reasonable price. #HappyDance

Wanna know about the lotion more??? Read on…

Brand:

Aveeno

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Product:

Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Skin Type:

Normal & Dry Skin

Price:

850 INR but I got it for 680 INR for 354 ml. (There is flat 20% off sale going on for Aveeno products on Nykaa. Hurry up gal..!!!)

Shelf life:

3 Years

Ingredients:

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What the Product Claims:

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion is clinically proven to improve the health of dry skin in 1 day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. Formulated with Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal and rich emollients, this nourishing lotion helps prevent and protect dry skin for a full 24 hours. As a skin protectant active ingredient, oatmeal can help restore skin’s normal pH and aid in the maintenance of skin’s moisture barrier to help prevent and protect dry skin. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion doubles skin moisture, and over time keeps working even if you skip a day. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and naturally healthy looking and is gentle enough for everyday use. It’s also fragrance free, non greasy and noncomedogenic.

Packing:

It comes in a not so fancy plastic bottle, with a pump dispenser. This kind of packing is hygienic as you don’t have to dip your fingers in the cream like you do in case of a tub packing.

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The best part of this packing is, there is this locking system. Thus you can make this your travel buddy by not worrying about any spillage. This kind of locking system, by turning the pump nozzle is not common among other lotion with pump dispenser. I liked it.

Fragrance:

This is a good news for all those who are specific for fragrances when it comes to lotions or creams. To those, who are sensitive nosed. The good news is, the lotion doesn’t really has any fragrance as such…!!! haha. When you apply it at first, you might smell a faint smell of Vaseline. But its negligibly faint and vanishes in few seconds.

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Texture:

Its a cream consistency. Glides smoothly. Non sticky, non greasy.

Moisturizing???

Yes. Yes and a big yes. I had applied this in the morning post bath. Didn’t apply any lotion till the next morning. Even after sitting in air conditioned environment at office(which really feels like a refrigerator some times ufff) my skin was not that dry which it usually is if I don’t apply lotion. I am happy with the amount of time it protects skin from getting dried.


I also tried what they claim yesterday(I preferred weekend over weekdays because of AC. Sitting in office, under AC without lotion on skin will be torturous). Skipping the lotion for a day. I didn’t apply lotion at all. Usually in winter if I don’t apply lotion I could feel my skin dry and stretchy. But, thankfully the effect was quite minimum. Skin dryness was under control. Thus it did proved what they claim.

Is this lotion in my ‘Rebuy’ list???

Yes Of course. The price we are paying for this amazing product is totally worth.

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Will I recommend this to you???

Yes. I would love to recommend this gentle, soft and super moisturizing lotion to you. All normal to dry skinned girls should try this. This is the answer for that perfect lotion quest. I am sure you will love this.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

Dry Brushing – What??? Why???How???

Winter makes our skin dry and flaky. Isn’t it??? We do take a good care of our face by exfoliating it and by using different products. What about body??? Those dry arms and legs will never let you look good…!!! By taking a little more effort alternate day, we can achieve that perfect glowing skin. When the effort I’m talking about is so easy, I am sure you will include this in your beauty regime for sure.

So, today’s beauty treatment is for the removal of dry skin layer. How??? By exfoliation of course. But, this is a different from all other exfoliation methods. Dry Brushing.

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As it sounds, we are going to use dry brush to brush away dry skin. It has multiple benefits apart from making skin soft. Wanna know in detail??? Read on…!!!

Let me start with right brush selection. After all we need a right weapon to win the war… Just kidding..!!!

Right Brush:

There are multiple types of brushes available in the market which are used for dry brushing. Frankly speaking, different brushes works differently on different individuals. So, what I would personally suggest you is to get the brush from a local drug store instead of purchasing it online. Because you don’t know how soft or hard the bristles are. Thus, you better check it before buying it. Also, most of the online sites do not provide return options on personal care products for obvious reasons.

One more point to check for while choosing a brush is the length of the handle. It should be long enough to reach your back comfortably.

I use this little one for dry brushing. 

You can find something like this brush for dry brushing comfortably.

Once you are done with getting the required stuff, lets know how it is done.

How Dry Brushing is Done ???

It is simple. You got to do this treatment before taking shower or before getting wet. Thus the name ‘dry brushing’. Also make sure you are doing it inside bathroom because when you brush your body, the dry skin flakes do fall on the ground(for extremely dry skin). So, to keep the process clean, carry it in bathroom.

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  • Brush your body with the help of brush gently.
  • Major point to consider is, you need to start brushing your feet first then legs and end it on your chest, towards heart. I will tell you the reason behind it.

What are the Uses of Dry Brushing ???

There are multiple uses of dry brushing your body. To list few :

It Stimulates Lymphatic System –

Lymphatic system is nothing but the system which is responsible for eliminating cellular wastes. Lymphatic tubules which are said to run just below the skin layer should function properly in order to keep our body away from toxic impurities. If they don’t, the accumulation of toxins may cause to some serious health issues. So, when you dry brush, the lymphatic tubules are stimulated. Thus increase their productivity. It is done bottom up manner because, the lymph systems drains in heart. Hence always brush towards chest area.

Exfoliation :

As I have mentioned, the dry flaky layer of skin gets brushed away. Thus leaving skin soft, supple. Glowing skin – Brushing helps in stimulating blood vessels. Thus increases the blood circulation which results in glowing skin.

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Reduces Cellulite –

This is quite common among ladies. Cellulites are nothing but the cottage cheese like dimple on the skin. Usually thighs, stomach, back, around the hips, buttocks and breasts. It has been proved that the regular dry brushing do reduces the cellulite. #HappyDance

Energy Booster –

Many people claim that, dry brushing boost their energy level. You can use this as a stress buster too. Wow stress buster which leaves skin soft, double treat isn’t it???

Cleans the Pores –

If you use soft brush on your face, it is proved to clean the pores perfectly. BUT make sure the bristles are really REALLY SOFT. You do get FACIAL BRUSH in the market.

I use this one from body shop for serving the purpose.

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Now, if you are considering this technique,

here are some of the things you need to take care about –

  • Be gentle. Do not brush the skin roughly, if you do so – you will end up doing more harm than good.
  • Post bath, don’t forget to apply good moisturizer to seal in the moisture.
  • Hygiene is important. Always clean the brush with warm water and soap to keep it germ free.
  • Mainly, do not over brush the skin. Because you don’t want to steal the natural oils of skin. Do you??? I would suggest you to do it on alternative days if your skin is extremely dry. If not, 2-3 times a week should also work for you.
  • Do not use body brush for exfoliating face. Facial skin is very delicate compared to body skin. As I have mentioned above, opt for a facial brush for dry brushing face.
  • Usually dry brushing is done in the morning. Since it has been proved that it increases the energy level, you might end up losing your sleep if you do this exfoliation in the evening.

Voila..!!! Now you know one more exfoliation method…!!!

Hope you find it useful…!!!

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Home Remedies to Keep Elbows and Knees White Naturally…!!!

Hey Beautiful,

What’s up??? Enjoying wintery mornings??? The cold breeze??? I am loving it. It’s my favorite season after all…!!! I am the happiest when winter is around.

I have been writing a lot about winter care and products we need in order to protect skin from cold breeze. Today I am going to write about skin concern which is not seasonal, which is almost same through out the year – dark knees and elbows.

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Haven’t you seen pretty stylish girls with dark and very dry elbows and darker(as compared to their skin tone)knees. Elbows are still get unnoticed. But, when you wear short attire, dark knees are something which everyone notice. With Christmas and New Year around the corner, we gals are excited to shop and flaunt some western outfits. Hence, taking a good care of knees should be in our list to look perfect in this party season.

So, to ease this process I have some home remedies which will nourish and lighten your elbows and knees naturally. Shall we start???

Exfoliate:

As I mention in all most every dry skin care post, exfoliation is the key. By exfoliating dry skin, you can rub off the dry skin layer. This leaves skin soft and smooth.

For exfoliation, you can either opt for some good exfoliator from market, or you can find one in your kitchen. To name a few,

  • Sugar and coconut oil scrub.
  • Coffee, sugar and honey scrub.
  • You can even get a body brush and try dry brushing.

Bleaching Agents:

Applying below natural bleaching agents and washing them after fifteen to twenty minutes is proved to lighten knees and elbows.

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Oils:

You can also try below oils on elbows and knees to achieve desired results.

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Moisturizer:

This is must in order to avoid skin from getting dry. Do not forget to add the moisture by applying a good body lotion twice a day to avoid dry or dark patches.

I hope you try these remedies at home and get the amazing results. 😉

I will share some outfit ideas for this Party season soon…!!!

Between, I have set a poll to listen to your valuable suggestions. Kindly click on the ‘Take A Poll’ link which is on top of this page and participate…!!!

Loads of Love,
Pallavi

Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser Reviewed

When people ask me which is my favorite body cream, I always say Vaseline Cocoa Glow. Like, always.

I spend a lot time applying body lotion post bath. My Papa calls me ‘Cream gal’ (with reference to the bollywood heroine and her movie Dream gal) as I spend most of my time applying  creams religiously.

Sometime back, I saw a spray form of my favorite body lotion. Same bottle with a spray packing. Sounds quite time saving humm… Tada, I bought it from here.

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Let’s see whether I’m replacing my old bottle of Vaseline Cocoa glow with this spray bottle.

Brand :

Vaseline

Flavor :

This one is Cocoa Radiant.

There are other variants of Vaseline lotions, which have these spray bottles. So, if you are a lover of some other flavor and wanna try out spray version of it, I have direct links for you. Check it out.

Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer

Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Spray Moisturiser

PS: 40% Off on these two also.

Price:

380 INR for 190 ml(There is 40% discount for this product on amazon.in today. )

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Ingredients :

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 Packing :

It comes in a spray bottle. The color combination is similar to that of Vaseline Cocoa glow normal bottle.

Since you don’t have to dip your fingers in a tub full of cream, thus making this packing hygienic. Just twist the cap and press it to spray the lotion.

Travel friendliness :

Bottle is easy to carry in medium sized hand bags too.

This is perfect for those gals who are on go. Spray version is time saving.

Fragrance :

Similar to Vaseline cocoa glow normal version. But it’s bit faint.

Texture :

Very light. Non sticky, non greasy.

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How to Use:

Unlike the pump bottle version, where pump out lotion and apply on skin, you just open the cap and press the nozzle. Just like perfume. Really time saving.

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My take on spray lotion:

I must say, spraying lotion can some times become messy. Because, I had tried spraying it from the mentioned particular distance, but I ended up spilling some of the lotion on floor.  When we sprinkle perfumes, they get evaporated even if they fall on ground. But, imagine lotion droplets on floor. The slippery floor was too much to handle.

If you spray it from near, you will end up getting more product then needed(as shown in the picture above). You will have to rub it in order to distribute it evenly.

Did it moisturize my dry skin??

Well, I personally feel this version of lotion didn’t moisturize my dry skin as that of the other version. May be that’s because it’s really light in texture. May be.

Will I repurchase?

Travel friendliness is not really a big concern for me. I don’t mind carrying huge bag with all my essential stuffs. Plus, my major concern is dry skin. So I really prefer the old pump version.

Will I recommend??

This is ideal for busy gals who are normal to Oily skinned. Yes they can give it a try.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3.5/5

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm Reviewed

If you have checked my post about the latest lip scrub, you know how bad the condition of my lips were last week.

Like most of the girls, chocolates are my first love too…!!! When I am having bad day, I make sure I end it on a good, umm rather a sweet note by indulging in some yummy chocolates…!!!

When I love chocolates so much, I obviously try to find beauty product which do have essence of coca or chocolates in it.

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Palmer’s coca butter formula has been one of my favorites, as their products have this amazing fragrance of cocoa and they are super moisturizing. So with that past experience with some of the products I have used from the range, I bought their lip balm. Read on to know whether you should try it out or not.

Brand :

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
 

Flavor:

There are 3 flavors available. All are with SPF 15.

I picked up the first one. Since that is a tinted one.

Price :

130 INR for 4 g/0.15 oz

Ingredients:

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What Product Claims:

  • Ultra Moisturizing
  • Helps Prevent And Protect Chapped, Cracked Or Windburned Lips
  • Smooth Application

Packing:

Firstly, tube packing thumbs up. Hygienic as compared to tub packing.

Unlike most of the lip balms, this isn’t a normal bullet packing. This is a oval shaped bullet. At first you might feel it uncomfortable to apply as we are used to normal round shaped bullet packed lip balms. But once you get used to, this is in fact the easier way of application.

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The bullet is white in color. The tiny sturdy plastic pack makes it a comfy travel buddy.

Tint:

This flavor is a maroon tinted lip balm. It does adds a faint maroon color to your lips when applied.

Fragrance:

This is the best part. It has a mild fragrance of chocolate. Even though the name says its dark chocolate and cherry, the lip balm smells more like a rich milky chocolates. The fragrance is heavenly.

PS: The fragrance is not over empowering. You can smell it while applying but it fades fast. So, if you are sensitive for the smell, you don’t have to worry.  If you are a chocolate lover like me, you are gonna enjoy the fragrance.

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Texture:

It is super creamy. I have used many other lip balms but this one glides like a dream.

It is moisturizing???

Yes totally.

Does this heals chapped lips???

As you know, I had a very chapped and dry lips last week. This lip balm also played a good role in healing it. I would say yes it does helps in healing dry lips.

It has vitamin E in it. Which is used for healing of damaged tissues. I think it does spells its magic on chapped lips to heal them quickly.

Is it ideal for day time use???

Yes. Since it has SPF 15 in it, this makes ideal for day time use.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. It does what it claims and plus the price is much cheaper than many of the lip balms in the market.

Will I recommend???

Yes to all the girls who are suffering with dry lips this winter + the girls who love chocolates.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 5/5

 

 

 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Foot Magic Reviewed

I have been a fan of Palmer’s Coca butter formula(with vitamin E) range lately. I have recently bought a lip balm from them and I have loved the post effect of using it.

With that background and expectations, I have bought their foot cream last week. Read on whether they stood up to my expectation or not..!!!

Brand:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

Flavor:

Peppermint oil and Mango butter.

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Price:

375 INR for 60 g/ 2.1 oz.

Shelf Life:

3 Years

Ingredients:

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What the Product Claims:

Pure Cocoa Butter enriched with Vitamin E and other natural emollients, provides a deep penetrating treatment for the feet. This unique formulation moisturizes, softens and soothes even the roughest, driest skin. The addition of soothing Peppermint oil revitalize sore, tired feet.

How to Use:

Apply to rough, dry, calloused feet daily to achieve and maintain soft, supple skin. Especially effective when applied to feet at night then covered with cotton socks.

Is it Cruelty free???

Yes..!!! It has not harmed any animal in the name of testing.

Packing:

This ‘Foot Magic’ comes in a small white tube packing. Nothing fancy. The cap is tight enough to carry it around in your hand bag.

In terms of hygiene, this foot cream scores more than my regular foot cream.

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Fragrance:

This is what I actually love about other Palmer’s products. They have a very sweet aroma of cocoa butter. Which is treat for chocolate lovers like me.

But, this one is an exception. The foot cream has a strong smell of peppermint oil. When I opened it with lots of excitement to smell the sweet cocoa fragrance, I ended up feeling like I have opened a pain killer ointment…!!

This was a turn down for me.

Color:

It is faded yellow colored cream.

Texture:

Its a oil based cream(if you take a good amount of it and keep it for a while, it melts.) very light in texture. Glides very smoothly. Its non sticky but slightly greasy.

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Soothing Effect:

Unfortunately, my feet didn’t feel any cooling or soothing effect.

Did it spelled its magic on my really rough and dry feet???

Ok, I should admit that I’m little lazy when it comes to applying foot creams. Because of which my feet turn so dry, they resemble a granny’s feet.

So, I thought this would be a right time to test this product…!!! Applied the foot magic on my really rough, dry feet and covered them with my socks before hitting the bed.

I can’t say it did its magic overnight. But it did help in adding moisture to my feet in a good way in the first use.

With multiple application, it did soften my dry feet.

Will I repurchase it??

Ummm… No.. I had bought this one assuming this one smells nice. Else, I am happy with my the body shop foot cream. I know it doesn’t smell nice either, but it doesn’t smell like a pain killer at least.

Will I recommend???

For normal to dry feet – yes. Provided, you don’t have any discomfort for the empowering peppermint smell.

Mygirlypedia Rating – 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Benefits of Glycerin

Hello,

My favorite month is here December. Love the cold weather and every thing Christmassy(F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Phoebe’s fans will get this…) Have you checked out the snow fall effect in Mygirlypedia pages??? If you are reading this in mobile, switch to desktop mode to feel the snow fall, right now in the page you are reading currently…!!!

Apart from reviewing the best and worst beauty products for this winter, I will also add some home remedies which are tested and proved to be the saviors in winters.

Today’s product is the colorless, odourless and well known product – Glycerin…!!!

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You must have heard or read that the glycerin is the most moisturizing, good for skin etc. etc. I will tell you more detail of this magical product in this post. Read on..!!

Glycerin is a sugar and alcohol mixture. The pure product of this mixture is called as Glycerol and the impure commercial product is glycerin. This is composed of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. Glycerin is widely used in beauty, pharmacy, paper industries and food industries. All thanks to its great moisturizing and non toxic properties. Plus, its inexpensive. Available in all drugstores.

Lets see how can we get most out of this magical liquid..!!

  • You know CTM is the key to great skin. Cleansing, Toning and followed by Moisturizing should be your beauty Mantra. The good news is you don’t have to break your head to find the best moisturizing products for CTM routine for your dry skin. One tiny bottle of Glycerin can replace all the products required for CTM. Budget friendly..!!! Isn’t it???
  • Hands are something which people do notice when you greet them. To keep them soft is something necessary. Wanna know how to do it with the help of glycerin??? Find the whole post with loads of tips about hand care here.

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  • Cracked heels..!! They can make your look from wow to ewww… In order to heal the chapped or cracked dry heels, follow the home remedies I have mentioned here which involve pocket friendly ingredients like glycerin.
  • Chapped lips..!!! Definitely doesn’t look good. Since glycerin is non toxic, apply a drop of glycerin on your dry lips to cure it and make it pinkish.
  • Skin tone can be improved by glycerin. Let me tell you how.. Glycerin is a moisturizing product. It also helps in cell maturation. Thus it leaves kin soft, supple and light toned.
  • Also, applying glycerin on face regularly has proven to reduce the signs of aging like wrinkles.

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  • If you are tired of trying out different products to lighten skin scars or pimple marks, try out this inexpensive one. This will lighten the marks and scars effectively with regular use.
  • When we get a moisturizing product with no side effects, we should ,make 100% use of it. right??? Replace all your nail cream or nail oils with glycerin. Apply a thin layer of glycerin on your nails post removing nail paints. This will keep them protected from getting dried.
  • As I have mentioned before, it is used in soap industries, as a key ingredient. You can prepare bath soaps or bath salts at home too. You can find the steps to prepare your own customised glycerin bath salts here.
  • This is a good news for oily skinned beauties. Glycerin is said to have oil regulating properties. Hence it is ideal for oily skin.
  • If you add a bit of glycerin to your hair conditioner, your hair will thank you for sure for all the moisture.

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  • Mouth ulcers..!!! They are tiny but terrible.. They are caused due to increase in body heat. Glycerin has cooling properties. Applying glycerin on ulcers has said to cure them.
  • Since it is a non toxic and natural product, you can use it on babies as well.

I have used glycerin long back. I am gonna buy one today..!!! What about you???

 

Forest Essentials Cane Sugar Lip Scrub – Worth Buying???

Hello,

How’s your weekend going on??? I’m out with a friend of mine to have my favorite pulav. In order to get the parcel, will have to be in a queue. So, right from the queue I’m posting this. Haha

I don’t know what was wrong with my lips last week, my upper lips were so damn dry that they looked dead. The lip scrub I usually use didn’t help. Lip balms were of no much use. After trying out different things, I gave up. Thought of letting it heal.

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The other day I was doing a window shopping online. (Yes, browsing things and adding them to your wish list. Now that’s called window shopping.) While doing that, I came across this product.

A lip scrub from ‘Forest Essentials’. I was eager to try out their products. They are well known for their quality and their ingredients.

Now that I was in NEED of a good lip scrub, thought of moving this from wish list to my Shopping cart. 😉

Let’s see whether that was a wise decision or not…

Brand:

Forest Essentials

Flavor :

Cane Sugar Lip Scrub

Price:

525 INR for 5g

Shelf life:

12 months

Happy news:

Not tested on animals.

Ingredients :

All safe ones.

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Packing :

The outer hexagonal box looks something like this.

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Inside, there is this little sturdy circular plastic box. With golden colored lid. Box is transparent. There is a foil on the product. (Not any more. I tore it off. Haha)

But, box packing is always unhygienic. I would suggest forest essential to consider a bullet packing for this. It will be perfect…!!!

Fragrance :

It has a citrus smell. It’s neither over empowering nor faint. If you citrus fragrance is of your type, you are going to love it.

Texture:

It’s non sticky, non runny. It’s creamy and has minute granules.

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My Experience :

Applied this on my super dry lips. Extremely dry. Left it for couple of minutes. Then, gave a good massage and rubbed it off.

End result??? My lifts were back to life. They were much better than they were before.

I believe that’s because of the magics of oils and beeswax in the product. I’m in love with this product.

You know what the best part is??? I didn’t have to use a lip balm post scrubbing my lips. The scrub is moisturizing. 💋

Less amount is enough to do the magic hence this is gonna last for long. At first I did thought it’s a lot of money for a tiny box of lip scrub. But after my experience, I know it’s worth the money. Totally.

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Has it made a place in my beauty kit!??

Yes. A permanent place. I will buy it again for sure.

Will I recommend???

Yes. If you have extremely dry lips, do try this. I know you will find this pricy at first but, it’s totally worth it.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

(Deducting ONLY for the type of packing.)

My First Lip Therapy by Lotus Herbals – Hit or miss

Winter… With that, dry skin and hair…!!! You must have seen body cream and foot cream which I would suggest you to buy.

To take care of dry lips, I will post a separate short post with all natural remedies. Mean while, let me review this lip balm of mine, which I has joined my lip care army recently.

I am more like ‘berry person’ when it comes to lip balms. Usually I end up buying strawberry lip balms. This time thought of trying something different. Picked up rose one. I personally don’t like fragrance of rose. (Yes we do exist) Let’s see whether this lip balm has made a permanent place in my handbag or it’s already out…!!!

Brand :

Lotus Herbals

Flavor :

Velvety Rose (Oops not just a Rose)

Price:

145 INR (You can buy it from any local drug store or from here.)

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Color :

I loved the color of it. Its a light peach.

Color pay off:

Its not really a tinted lip balm. So, it doesn’t really add any color to your lips.

Fragrance:

Very faint smell of rose. (Thank God)

Packing:

It looks kind of cute and girly with that soft rose cartoon on it. Isn’t it??

Packing is a plus point, as its a bullet one – which makes it travel friendly and most importantly, hygienic. Not a tub one like this lip balm. 

Texture:

Texture is light. It’s not sticky either.

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Fragrance:

I was worried about the fragrance part to be frank. I even getting headache because of the Rose smell, oops fragrance. But, this lip balm has a very mild smell of it. I liked.

My Experience:

I have dry lips I must confess. I usually use this lip scrub to get a softer lips before applying a lipstick. But this lip therapy is actually working for me more than what I had expected. Which is not the case with most of the lip balms with me.

I can’t say that it is healing my dry flaked lips totally. But, it is working much better than most of the lip balms or I can say ‘expensive’ lip balms I have used.

You know what’s the bonus is – It has SPF 15. Thus ideal for day time wear.

It’s not doing anything much for the pigmentation.

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Will I repurchase???

Yes. Definitely. Why not if I am getting much better deal in this affordable price. #wink

Will I recommend???

Yes. You should give it a try. I am sure you will love the pick.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.5/5

 

Which is Your Foot Cream This Winter??? Here is Mine

Winter is here…!!! My most favorite season of all. I love sleeping inside cozy blankets while it’s chilling outside.

As much as I love winter I hate the way it treats my skin. It’s the season of dull, dry and flaky skin if you don’t take a proper care of it.

In order to keep our skin care army well equipped, I’m gonna wrote a series of posts about winter Care.

Most exposed body parts like face, hands and feet need more care in this season. You can find the hand creams which I recommend here.

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I will soon come up with the best face creams for you. To start with let me start with the foot cream which has worked best on my dry feet.

Before I start with the review, some of my friends asked whether the body shop has sponsored the products. No its not sponsored…!!! It’s all the end result of my Shopping… !! Well, I wish I could get their products for free. But, only those which had worked for me. There are some products which didn’t do anything but broke my skin badly. So even if I get it for free I’m not gonna take that. #never

So let me tell you one thing – my skin is normal to dry. My feet are the first victim of winter cold. They get super dry, like a drought land. Trust me. My heels gets cracked… But not like a worsened cracked heels huun… I do take care of it that my feet doesn’t look disgusting. Never.

For dry feet, an average foot cream is of no help. Need a super moisturizing cream. Since the skin covering feet is thick it needs heavy cream.

A couple of months back I had been to The body shop. In order to accumulate points, I had to pick some extra product. #confessionofashopaholic

I ended up picking this product. A random product. I always swear to use a foot cream daily but I stop using after couple of days. But, winter…!!! I have to have to use one.

Since I had tried this before for couple of days, I picked this up for this winter.

Read on to know about the product and about my likes and dislikes about this pick.

Brand –

The Body Shop

Product name –

HEMP Hard Working Foot Protector

Targeted skin type – Ultra Dry Feet

Price –

995 ₹ for 100 ml

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Shelf life –

30 months

Ingredients –

Not mentioned

Packing –

This comes in a tub packing. #Unhygienic as I have to use my fingers every time to take the product.

Tub or the sterdy box is of light green shade with cap in black shade.

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Fragrance –

It has a very strong smell of herbs. Because of the empowering smell, I had stopped using it at first. Now that I have to use, I apply it on my feet and immediately wash my hands.

Texture –

The light green shaded cream is very thick in texture. But it doesn’t feel Oily or sticky when applied.

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Did it work??

I have been using this since last one week. Post shower in the morning and before hitting bed in night. I must say, it’s so moisturizing that it did helped my feet recover right from day 1. My skin on feet looks like a grandmother’s feet due to cold weather. But applying this has helped my skin moisturized and looks smooth.

I have been using this on my cracked heels. It is helping to cure them too. But it is taking some time to heal the heels.

What I like –

  • Does what it claims, of protecting feet. It did help in making my feet smoother
  • It helped in curing cracked heels.
  • Availability
  • Little goes long way. This tub will be sufficient for me to survive this winter.

What I don’t like –

  • Tub packing is unhygienic.
  • Strong smell.
  • Ingredients not mentioned.
  • Pricey.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. My dry feet will thank me for this.

Will I recommend???

If you have extremely dry feet like mine, do give it a try. I’m sure you will be happy with your purchase.

Mygirlypedia Rating – 3.75/5 ( Deducting for all the things I didn’t like)

Happy winter…!!!

Winter Care Tips for Lips

Hey pretty ,

Finally ,  my favorite season is here. . .  Winterrr . . .  ! ! !  I love the chilled and foggy weather . . .  As much as I love Cosy bed,  I hate how my skin turns out during winter . . .  Dry,  flaky. . .  Uhhh. . .

Lets go one by one…  Today’s post is about lip care during winter . . .  This post is for my darling ,  baby sissy who asked me to write one regarding winter care for lips. . .  So,  here are some tips to keep them plump,  moisturized and healthy . . .

Hydrate

Drink loads of water.  This will keep you hydrated and helps to keep lips,  skin and hair in a healthy condition inside out.

Moisture

Lip balms are the saviors .  Keep them handy this season.  You can also opt for Natural moisturizers like coconut oil, coca butter,  alovera or olive oil to add that extra moisture .

No matte lipsticks

You don’t wanna worsen the condition of dry lips further right. . . ? ? ? Skip the Matte finish lipsticks and chose a moisturizing lipstick or tinted lip balms this winter .

Exfoliation

Brush away the dry skin on your lips by exfoliating them gently twice a day.  Once in morning and once before hitting the Cosy bed.  You can use coconut oil and sugar mixture or you can exfoliate using your toothbrush  too.  Sounds easy? ? Cool. . .  ! !

Don’t lick your lips

We tend to lick our dry lips for the temporary comfort .  But it’s doing more harm than good .  So instead apply lip Balm.

Lip pack

Yes you read it right .  Just like face pack we have lip pack.  Apply honey and sugar mixture on your lips.  And brush it away after five minutes .

These are the few Tips to keep your lips happy this winter . . . ! ! !

Stay gorgeous ,

Pallavi