Such a thrilling day it is… this very same day 3 years back, I finally gave blogging a kick start. Yes! Today Makeupmagique turns 3!! I never thought of being a blogger, it’s so much fun to see how things unfold and how the universe helps you find your way. Over this period of time, I have experienced so many emotions… there have been so many disappointments and setbacks but at the same time a lot of fun, joy, and vigor. My journey so far as a blogger has definitely been a roller coaster ride and I am more than happy to share it with you all.
If asked about my must have winter skin care product, It’s definitely The Body Shop, body butter. My very first purchase from the brand was back in 2008 and it was the Moroccan Rose body butter. Now if you remember me expressing my love for rose scented products every now and then, this is where the love story started. And needless to say, the product became my favorite. Unfortunately, The love story lasted only till the contents in the tub! Moroccan Rose body butter was discontinued! The reason for me narrating my past affair is because the lost love is back, no I don’t mean the discontinued variant, but some exciting new seasonal flavors and a close resemblance to Moroccan Rose body butter.
I am a big fan of natural products and I am always excited to try them and share my views with you all. The brand Goddesses Glow makes organic whipped body butter with all natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E oil… etc.. (I have them all listed below). They were generous enough to send them to me and I have been trying them for 2 weeks and here is what I think.
Florals are one of my favourite picks during monsoons and summers, they look so vibrant and make you look younger and brighter … HOTOUCH was generous enough to send me this beautiful comfy floral dress. For those who aren’t familiar, HOTOUCH is a clothing brand which you can check out at AMAZON. They offer quite a good variety of dresses to choose from and there is one for every mood! For those who are a sceptic, here is what I think about the brand.
Every season brings along beauty issues, sometimes bad hair, sometimes crazy breakouts.. we bloggers are here to solve your monsoon beauty dreads by sharing our very own monsoon saviours.
We spend way too much time and money on skin care and hair care! It’s so unfair to leave hands and feet unattended. They surely need as much maintenance, care and time as our face or hair. My blog today is dedicated to simple tips for soft and heathy hands that work so hard and deserve the much needed attention.
KIKO MILANO completed their 20 years of beauty in 2017, that is such a big milestone to achieve! It launched in India in 2016 and is spreading globally. I got gorgeous lipsticks and nail polishes from KIKO, which are worth sharing. I haven’t tried any of their products till now, extremely excited to try these on. I will be sharing a review soon.
Short Or Long, hair management is such a task! And this task can be made easy and peppy with these 8 must have hair accessories.
For most of us, summers are not a very happy time for our skin. The heat and the humidity cause breakouts and sometimes even skin irritation. Here are a few products that I like to keep handy for my summer skin care routine. These work really well for my combination skin.
1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Micellar Water is my favourite skin care product ever since I have got my hands on it. It is a superb skin cleanser, which not only removes makeup completely but also takes away all the dirt and oil, and at the same time moisturizes the skin. I like to use it in various ways, as a makeup remover, during bed time if I am feeling lazy to perform the ideal skin cleansing routine, as soon as I wake up in the morning… to get rid of any oil on my face and also after a session at the gym. All you need to do is, pour some micellar water over a cotton ball and apply it all over your face to wipe off any dirt and oil. No need to rinse or apply moisturizer afterwords.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel is a wonder product, I like to use it as a moisturizer on a daily basis. It helps fight acne and works wonders on a sun burn. It leaves the skin hydrated without making it sticky or oily. If you have dry skin, you can apply moisturizer over aloe vera gel or maybe mix them together.
3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen
A sunscreen is a must! I like to use the neutrogena ultra sheer Dry Touch sunscreen which has SPF 45 and feels really comfortable on the skin. Also, this works really well under makeup as well. Make sure to wear a sunscreen every time you step out during the day. Your skin will thank you for it!
4. Mud Masks
I like to use mud masks during summers, They help absorb excess oil and leaves the skin matte and fresh. Also these are great if you suffer from acne issues. I like to use these once or twice a week. My current favourites are Global Beauty Care Charcoal & Dead Sea mud masks.
Exploring makeup brands is one of my favorite thing! e.l.f cosmetics caught my eye recently and I was compelled to give it a try. The products look quite good and they seem to cover almost everything in a price range that your wallet would never mind. I enjoyed my mini makeup haul from elf cosmetics and would love to share it with you all. The products are still under observation, so the reviews will follow soon enough. Meanwhile you can enjoy the ride through my elf cosmetics haul!
e.l.f Tinted Moisturizer
I was running out of a tinted moisturizer and this was a good chance to pick a new one. I picked the shade named ivory, it’s an exact match to my skin tone.
e.l.f Gel & Powder Eyebrow Kit
I have been quite particular about my eyebrow routine ever since bold brows trend flooded in. Though I am still in love with my all time favourite Maybelline Fashion Brow Pencil, trying something new is always fun!
e.l.f Velvet Matte Lipstick
How can one not pick a peppy bright lipstick to officially welcome spring!!?? I just had to follow the ritual and loved my new pick Flirty Flamingo which is a perfect blend of red pink and coral.
I hope you guys enjoyed my mini makeup haul from elf cosmetics as much as I did 🙂 Stay tuned for the reviews 🙂