Hand Care Essentials | #WomenWellness

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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.

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Summer Skin Care Essentials

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.



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e.l.f Makeup Haul

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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!

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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.

Price: $3

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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!

Price: $3

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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.

Price: $3

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I hope you guys enjoyed my mini makeup haul from elf cosmetics as much as I did 🙂 Stay tuned for the reviews 🙂



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High End Makeup Wishlist

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I am not massively into high end beauty products, but would love to have some more of these added to my vanity. I have created a little wishlist of mine that I would like to share with you all.

What attract me most to these gorgeous high end products, of course apart form the luxurious texture and self indulgence feel, is the super luxe packaging that one cannot take eyes off..

AERIN ROSE BODY SCRUB & HAND AND BODY CREAM

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I love rose scented products, specially hand and body moisturizers. Aerin has recently come up with some new body care products out of which the rose body scrub and the hand and body moisturizer seemed quite tempting to me.

ESTEE LAUDER LIPSTICKS

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Estee Lauder has introduced in some extremely gorgeous new shades, there are multiple for every skin tone. I would love to pick a couple of them in my next shopping spree, as of now they are nicely placed in my wishlist.

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NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER

The pure radiant tinted moisturizer is everybody’s favorite, I have heard lots of good things about this product and would love to give it a try. The best part is that it comes in a wide variety of shades which is difficult to find when it comes to tinted moisturizer.

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GIVENCHY LIMITED EDITION MEMOIRE DE FORME HIGHLIGHTER

Here is another newbie in the market. This highlighter is a face and body get highlighter, feels extremely light and gives a radiant healthy glow. It a water based get (contains 72% water), no doubt it feels so light and comfortable.

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YSL MOISTURIZING LIPSTICKS
I could clearly see some exquisite lipstick shades at the YSL counter, her have a huge range of spring and summer tones. There are lovely pinks and peaches in there and not to miss, the ultra luxe packaging.
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I hope you enjoyed going through my high end makeup wishlist. I would love to hear yours. Do let me know what’s the next high end product you’d like to own.




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Soft & Spongy Vanilla Cake Recipe

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These days I am loving baking. If you too love cakes and baking like I do, here is a simple vanilla cake recipe for you. The cake turns out soft, spongy and moist; It’s a great tea time snack. This recipe contains eggs and requires oven, if you are wanting an egg-less microwave recipe, you can checkout my previous blog HERE.

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Here is how you can make soft & spongy vanilla cake.

Soft & Spongy Vanilla Cake Recipe

Ingredients

4 Large Eggs

1/2 Cup +  2 tbsp Brown Sugar

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

100 gms Salted Butter

1 cup All Purpose Flour

Oven Settings

Oven Used : GE

Temperature: 365 Degrees Fahrenheit

Time: 45 Minutes

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Just in case you want to know, I placed the batter on the second shelf (from the top) in the oven. I hope you liked the recipe, do let me know how it turned out for you 🙂




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Drugstore Makeup Haul

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Shopping is the best creation by mankind! I love drugstore makeup, you get good stuff without disturbing your pocket. This time I wanted to explore some different brands such as wet and wild, physicians formula and the products look promising 🙂 I loved my new drugstore makeup haul and her is what I got.

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Eye Art – 120 Moonlight Glitz

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Eye Kohl Pencil – Black

Glitter Eyeshadow – 353B

Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner – Black

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Maybelline

Face Palette

Pore Eraser Cream

Age Rewind Concealer

Fit Me Foundation Stick – 120 Classic Ivory

Master Fix Loose Powder

Physician’s Formula

Disco Glam Eyeshadow

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I hope you enjoyed the haul as much as I did 🙂



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February Favourites 2017

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February passed by in a blink! There have been a few products that I loved using the previous month. These products have been my savoir during the cold winter month and I am here to share them with you.

Products List

1. Garnier Whole Blends Nourishing Shampoo – Avocado Oil &  Shea Butter Extracts

2. Color Diary Blackhead Cleanse Cream  ( review HERE )

3. DIY Lash Lengthening Serum  ( recipe HERE )

4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara  ( review HERE )

5. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

6. Maybelline Intimatte Nudes – Almond Rose ( review HERE )




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Chit Chat with High On Gloss

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Hi Everyone!!

It is so exciting to know beauty bloggers around, I came across this wonderful person Nisha and loved her blogs, Interviewing here was so much fun!!

High On Gloss has really exciting articles for your beauty read. It’s always nice to scroll by her well written and extremely useful blogs on beauty tips, product reviews, swatches and a lot more 🙂

Let’s head further and know Nisha from High On Gloss better.

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How old is your blog and what gave it a kick start?
High On Gloss (HOG) is just a five months old blog. I care for it as my second baby. Few months back, one night when I was just sitting and chit chatting with my siblings, it just clicked that I must have my own blog. I straight away did some technical research and my blog was up within few hours. I am quite impulsive by nature.

When I started getting positive response from lovely readers & appreciation from fellow bloggers, within 2 months, I knew I can take it far ahead with all the passion that I have inside me for Beauty Blogging.

What is your next blog milestone to be achieved in 2017?
I am taking baby steps with HOG while nurturing it. My main focus is on producing quality content and creating a trustworthy database of product reviews so that people trust HOG for their beauty emergencies.

Who is your makeup inspiration?
Being a beauty blogger, I don’t know if it’s okay to say that I do not religiously follow any makeup artist or beauty blogger. I think every body has their own style and they are fabulous in their own way. Whenever I put makeup on, I try to create my own looks, to suit my mood.

Which is your favorite makeup brand and why?
I am never loyal to a specific brand, I always keep on switching since I easily get bored of using the same products be it skincare or makeup. I admire MAC lipsticks, Lakme blushes, Maybelline foundations & Makeup Revolution/Naked eye palettes. Maybelline wins the race since it is so versatile with it’s product range, that too at reasonable price.

What are the top 3 products you can’t live without?
Face wash, moisturizer & lip balm.

Nude or Bold lippers?
Nude Lippers.

Which is your most opted look, dramatic or understated ?
Understated.

Favorite skin care product?
AHAGlow Facewash

Drug store or high end makeup products?
Drug Store makeup products.

What’s in your travel beauty bag?
Face wash, oil free moisturizer, wet wipes, mascara, eyeliner, BB/CC cream, concealer, a nude eyeshadow palette, few lipsticks & a handy mirror. I know it sounds like everything, but whenever I leave something back at home, I feel like I should have brought it with me.

I am sure it was a delight getting to know about Nisha 🙂 Do visit High On Gloss 🙂

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