Friday, May 31, 2013

Prep Your Skin

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My skin tends to be at it's worse in summer. The sweat, pollution just increases the clogging of pores & leaves me with what looks like a big mess! Hence, I'm always on the look out for products that would help me on a daily basis and take me one step closer to nicer looking skin. I was recently sent this new product by Nivea which claims to do a lot in just 5 minutes. Now I am not someone to fall for what advertisements or brand ambassadors have to say, so I had to try it myself to believe it. After using this product for a month, I have reached to a some what positive conclusion. Now let's take a look at some of the Pro's & Con's.

- Easy to use.
- It's mild enough to be used as an every day scrub/wash. 
- Leaves you with softer, cleaner looking skin.
- Helps makeup go on better.
- Gets rid of that slight daily tan.
- Doesn't dry out your skin, whatsoever.
- Not time consuming & hence can be easily added to one's skincare routine.
- Budget friendly.
-Works for men too. (tried & tested)

- The smell can sometimes be a bit over whelming.
- Effect lasts only for a day and so it has to be used everyday.
- Does not get rid of blackheads.

Over all it's a good product to try out. It may work for some and may not work so well for others depending on your skin type and how often you tend to use it. For me, I use it thrice a week which leaves with me unclogged pores & fresh looking skin. Is it a holy grail? Not really. But it definitely is a quick fix when you have no time to go to a salon for a clean up. 

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Summer in Clinique

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Summer is here and so are the fun summer beauty trends! Bright lips, bold shadows, quirky eyeliners are all such a rage this summer! A simple way of adding some colour to your everyday make up is by switching up that boring black kohl with a emerald or khaki colour liner! Both these colours work wonders with brown eyes. Navy blue or purple are also some complimentary alternatives. Another way to add colour is to swipe on that beautiful coral lipstick or rock your favourite red pout! Make sure to keep the rest of your make up subtle and let your lips enjoy it's moment of glory. I avoid using a full coverage foundation during this time of the year. A BB cream is the perfect alternative!
Skincare is also very important. Make sure to use a SPF every single day as the sun is way more harsh. Using a sunscreen will not only protect your skin from getting tanned but it also prevents premature ageing, wrinkles, etc. Along with this use a good moisturizer. A lot of people tend to skip the moisturizer during summer because they don't think it's necessary as their skin in not feeling as dry as it would in winter! Don't fall into that pit. It's extremely important to moisturize your skin throughout the year!

These are some of the do's and don't's that I follow during summer, tell me your hot tips, cool looks, fresh ideas and thanks to Grazia and Clinique you could win a chance to come visit the Clinique store with me, check out their new collection, get some expert advice and you can also take home some lovely Clinique goodies!So what are you waiting for? Comment below and tell me your secret! You could also tweet your answers to me with the #SummerinClinique and tag @GraziaIndia.

5 winners* will be chosen to visit the store with me & win fabulous goodies! The contest ends on 22nd May and the event will be held on the 24th May at the Clinique store at Palladium, Mumbai.

*Winners of the contest will be chosen from Mumbai.

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