The Body Shop Haul!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Wednesday, 19th November 2014

Hello everyone!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I absolutely love The Body Shop! I regularly use their bath and body products as well as their makeup. I stocked up on some favorites and also got a few other things that I wanted to try. There is a lot of stuff so without further rambling I’ll show you what I got!

1. Tea Tree Oil, Tea Tree Pore Minimiser, Skin Primer Matte It

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I wanted the Tea Tree Oil to spot treat any pesky zits. Tea Tree Pore Minimiser and Skin Primer Matte It are my holy grail primers. I use them together or independently and they work really well. These are probably my fourth or fifth tubes of both of them.

2. Body Butters – Coconut, Strawberry, Japanese Cherry Blossom and Mango

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Body butters are probably my favorite product from The Body Shop. They are intensely moisturizing and smell heavenly. I couldn’t decide which ones to get so I got all the scents I liked because winters are here and you can never have too much moisturizer! 😛

3. Born Lippy Stick Lip Balms – Strawberry, Plum and Toffee

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Same goes for lip balm. In the winter time, lips get really dry and any added moisture is welcome. I love these ones because they have a matte texture which wears really well under matte lipsticks and does not make the lipstick look shiny like other lip balms.

4. Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

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This stuff is absolutely amazing! I was using a slightly darker shade before but I still finished it. It makes the skin glow and look healthy. It also blurs imperfections making the skin appear smooth and shiny!

5. White Musk Smoky Rose Eau De Toilette, Strawberry Body Mist, White Musk Sport Eau De Toilette

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This is my third bottle of the Smoky Rose scent. I cannot get enough of it! It is a very sexy and intoxicating fragrance which I love. The Strawberry Body Mist is also my fifth or sixth bottle. This is a very delicious strawberry scent that is easy to wear on a day to day basis. It smells like straight up fresh strawberries. I got the Sport one to try something new and I have to say I am completely hooked! I haven’t used anything else since the day I got it! It is a fresh and unisex fragrance.

6. Banana Conditioner

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I wanted to try a moistuzing conditioner that will help nourish my hair and soothe down some frizz. I am not usually a banana fan but this smells absolutely wonderful because it is a bit of a mixed scent.

This is it for my crazy haul! I hope you enjoyed this post,

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Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek And Chambor Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup Haul 

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My Go To Makeup Looks!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 7th October 2014

Hello everyone!

I suddenly realized that I’ve never done a post on my everyday makeup!

I want to show you my basic everyday makeup and the look that I gravitate towards the most. This is the makeup that will look great on almost everyone and it is easy to achieve. It makes me look polished and put together and I can finish my makeup in just 20 minutes when I know this is what I’m going to be doing! I have been sticking to this look since about a year now and I haven’t felt the need to change it because it looks amazing and so many people have complimented me on it 🙂

This is also the look that you’ll find me wearing in most of my outfit posts because it looks great with everything. I do change my lipstick and blushes every so often when I want a different shade. Sometimes, I’ll use a colored eyeliner as well but for the most part, this is how I prefer my makeup to look like on an everyday basis :

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Winged eyeliner and nude lips is such a great look for everyone. Winging your eyeliner perfectly will take some practice but don’t worry it will come!

Here are all the steps involved to achieve this look and some of my favorite products that I use every time I put makeup on :

1. I like to start by priming my face with either The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer or The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It. Sometimes I use both of them together, I don’t necessarily have large pores but I have oily skin and I like to prolong the wear of my makeup as much as I can! During the winter time when my skin is not as oily, I like to apply MAC Strobe Cream on my cheeks for added glow. I usually like to wait a minute before I put foundation on to let the primer set.

2. After priming, I buff a thin layer of foundation all over my face with a buffing brush or fingers. I always make sure to apply a really thin layer because I don’t like to look cakey! Some of my favorites are the Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse for really oily days, Benefit Hello Flawless Brightening Makeup, Loreal Infallible 16Hr Foundation, Lakme CC Cream! I like foundations that are meant for normal skin and don’t have a very matte finish because I like to look glowy and healthy.

3. Most of the foundations that I like have sheer to medium coverage and I prefer that because I don’t want heavy coverage all over my face. I use the Clinique Even Better Concealer in the shade Orange Brightener under my eyes. It is an orange concealer that helps to cancel out any purple/blue undertones under the eyes. Over that I’ll use the Benefit Boi-ing Concealer which I also use to spot conceal if I have a breakout. To highlight my cheek bones, upper lip area, under the eyebrows and forehead I apply a thin layer of Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.

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4. If I want my blush to last extra long, I’ll apply a cream blush on my cheeks but on most days I just go ahead and set the whole face with my all time favorite powder, Chambor Silver Shadow Compact or Benefit Hello Flawless Powder. If I want a sheer-er compact I’ll use Rimmel Stay Matte Powder or Maybelline Clear Glow Compact.

5. Then, I fill in my eyebrows with Inglot Matte Shadow in the shade 329 and set them with The Body Shop Eyebrow Gel or clear mascara. If I need to get my eyebrows done and they’re very unruly then I’ll use an eyebrow wax from Inglot before filling with powder.

6. Moving onto eyes, I draw a fine line on my top lashline with a black kohl liner, mainly Maybelline Colossal Kajal or Lakme Eyeconic Kajal. Sometimes I’ll use a brown like Colorbar I-Glide Pencil in the shade Cocoa Bar or Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Metal Brown. (Other times I may use a green, purple, grey or blue depending on my mood but on most days its either black or brown.) I like to smudge the line with a pencil brush. Then, I line both my top and bottom waterline with the same shade and smudge it a little on the lower lash line with a pencil brush. Then I start with a liquid/gel eyeliner like Maybelline Eye Liner Pen or the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black and trace along the top lash line creating a wing at the end. I then curl my lashes with the Colorbar Eyelash Curler and use my Holy Grail mascara, Maybelline the Falsies on both my top and bottom lashes. I like to apply a second coat of mascara with Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express and this combination gives me long voluminous lashes every time!

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7. I like to define my cheekbones for which I contour my face slightly with Sephora Powder Foundation in the shade Deep and lightly dust some on the sides of my forehead and under my jawline as well. I use a different shade of blush almost everyday but my favorite is Sleek Lace Palette. After blush, I’ll use a highlight from the Sleek Face Form Kit on my cheekbones, under the eyebrows, on my cupid’s bow and in the center on my forehead.

8. Like blush, my lip color changes everyday. But, one combination I keep coming back to is Nyx Lip Liner in Natural and Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade Red Chaos on top! This is the most beautiful peachy nude combination for my complexion and I prefer matte lips over glossy lips!

P.S. I like to use a makeup setting spray just before I head out to help my makeup last extra long!

I don’t use eye shadows on an everyday basis but on some days I like to get fancy! 😛

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And sometimes I’ll wear a matte red lip which to me, is the most beautiful look in the world! But who wears red lips everyday?

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When I feel like going all out, I’ll combine smokey eyes with red lips!

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Sometimes I’ll play with eyeliner and do something like this :

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I had a lot of fun compiling this and sharing my favorite looks with you all! I know this can be a lot of makeup for those of you who only wear Kajal on a day to day basis but I absolutely love makeup! Also, this may seem like a lot of steps but it only takes me around 20 minutes to complete my whole face. I hope you found this post helpful and learnt something new!

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Product Empties + Mini Reviews!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 31st August 2014

Hello everyone!

Today I’ll be showing you all the products I love and have used up recently.

1. Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in the shade “RR2 Rose Pale”

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This is an amazing product and has been in my makeup bag for about 4 years now. I always have a back up of this. It has a little coverage, keeps me matte for a long time, doesn’t look cakey and is great for touch ups. The shade is a perfect match for me and it comes with a refill. What more could I want?

2. Lakme Radiance Compact in the shade “Pearl”

Almost every college girl has used this at some point since this is easily accessible and inexpensive. I remember going through a ton of these during my high school / college days! This has been in my kit for a long time. I do not use this as much now since I’ve moved on to better powders but I finally finished it! I probably will not repurchase this but it is a great little handy product for touch ups for people on a budget.

3. Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara

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I have been a fan of this mascara for almost 2 years now. I am yet to find a mascara that lengthens my lashes better than this does. I use a combination of two mascaras whenever I apply makeup, a lengthening one and a volumizing one. I do have fairly long lashes to begin with but this gives me incredible length with two coats, doesn’t clump and lasts throughout the day! I am currently using a new one and I will continue to repurchase this until I find a magical mascara that gives me unbelievable lashes! 😛

4. Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

This is the volumizing mascara in my routine. It separates each lash while coating it with blackness and gives the look of extremely voluminous lashes. Maybelline mascaras tend to be a bit more wet than the rest but that works well for me as I like my mascaras to be on the wetter side. The combination of these two mascaras gives me the best possible results yet and I’ve received a lot of compliments on my lashes when I’m wearing these two together. I am using a new one of this too.

5. Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Mascara

On its own, this mascara is great for those natural days when you don’t want extreme volume or length but just want your face to look more awake and your lashes to appear more black. I hardly have those days when I wake up thinking I want natural lashes today, but this works well when I’m layering it with other ones. I am not sure if I’ll repurchase this.

6. The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It

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I do not have large pores but this makes my skin appear slightly smoother and helps my foundation go on more evenly. It also increases the lasting power of my makeup and instantly mattifies the skin upon application. I am currently using a back up of this.

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7. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50

Lotus Herbals’ sunscreens are great for oily skin. This almost works like a primer and feels fresh and matte. This is my favorite sunscreen and I always have a backup of this. I haven’t found a better sunscreen that works so well for oily skin.

8. The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer

I love this product! I use it to spot treat a blemish or redness. It even works well as a primer and refines pores. I can’t say if it helps minimize the size of pores because I do not have large pores but I do love using it as a skincare product and sometimes under makeup. I am using a back up of this and I will repurchase it once it finishes.

9. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in the shade “175 Sugar Pink”

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Finishing a lipstick is a big deal for me as I have a ton of them! This is a lovely peachy pink nude shade that is perfect for everyday. I may not repurchase this anytime soon since I have so many similar shades in my collection that I want to go through first. Read my review on CHAMBOR POWDER MATTE LIPSTICKS

10. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in the shade “Ivory”

This is probably the fourth one that I have finished. It works really well to hide under eye darkness. I also use it to highlight certain areas of my face. It is handy for touch ups and you only need a small amount. I love that it has medium coverage which makes it buildable. It is a great inexpensive dupe for YSL Touche Eclat. I already have one that I am presently using and I will definitely repurchase it.

11. Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

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This is a makeup staple for many girls out there and happens to be mine too. It is very black, easy to apply and stays on for a fair amount of time. I love that this is great value for money. ( Tip – If you find that your kajal smudges throughout the day, smudge it a little beforehand with an ear bud/pencil brush/smudge brush as soon as you apply it. Then set it with a matte black powder eye shadow. Your kajal should stay in place the entire day! )

12. Faces Eye Pencil in the shade “Metal Brown”

I love using brown eyeliner pencil around the eyes to define the shape and then use black in the inner rims of my eyes and on top very close to the lashline. I find that brown is not harsh at all and this one has little shimmer particles. It happens to be very creamy and doesn’t tug on the eyes. A few seconds after application, it sets and then stays for a long time so if you want to smudge it, you have to work very quickly.. I have gone through atleast 5-6 of these and I will repurchase this soon once I finish other liners.

13. Colorbar iGlide Eye Pencil in the shade “Cocobar”

This is an amazing eye pencil. It glides on smoothly without tugging the slightest bit on the delicate eyelid area. The dark brown color is exactly what I wanted. It stays on for a long time without disappearing and is completely matte. I will definitely repurchase this once I finish some of my other brown liners. In fact, I would like to try more shades of this.

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How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 17th August 2014

Hello everyone!

India is hot as ever and it has been raining on and off. In this heat and muggy weather, our makeup just doesn’t wanna stay on our face. So, here are a few of my tips and tricks to extend the longevity of your hard working paint and to look fresh through out the day!

1. PRIMER

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The hoopla around priming is real. It gives your foundation something to stick to and as a result, your makeup stays on longer. It also fills in your pores and helps make your skin appear smoother. It is advisable to apply your primer and wait for a few minutes for it to settle, then continue with your foundation-concealer-compact.

2. FOUNDATION

If you have oily skin, you will benefit from using a powder foundation. If you have any other skin type and/or prefer liquids and creams, make sure they dry slightly more matte than others and claim to be long lasting. Stay away from words like “dewy”, “glowy”, “hydrating”, “moisturising” etc as foundations which have these qualities usually aren’t very long lasting. ( unless you have extremely dry skin and don’t sweat too much )

3. POWDER/COMPACT

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I cannot stress the importance of powder, especially so during this time of the year. Powder helps set your cream products into place like foundation, concealer, cream blush, cream highlight, cream contour etc. It helps you stay matte for longer and is great for touch ups!

4. EYE BROW WAX/GEL

If you’re like me and you like defining your brows then you may need a little extra help to keep them looking nice and bold throughout the day. Use an eyebrow wax before you fill them in with powder. For added longevity, you can use an eyebrow gel to hold them in place for the rest of the day ( or spray some strong hold hairspray onto a spooley/eye brow brush and comb it through your brows )

5. EYE SHADOW BASE

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An eye shadow base will go a long way in keep your eye shadows looking vibrant and in place throughout the day. You can use a proper eye shadow base or even cream shadows and set them with powders for extra bang. Eye shadow bases also give something to your powder shadows to stick to and help them appear more pigmented.

6. WATERPROOF MASCARA

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This is kind of an obvious one because nobody wants to end up with Panda eyes if they sweat or if it rains! I use waterproof mascaras throughout the year because they hold a curl longer. You also want to make sure that your eye liner is waterproof.

7. CREAM BLUSH

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Believe it or not, cream blushes stay on for a much longer amount of time than powders. Use them over foundation and before compact. If you want your blush to last longer, apply some powder blush on top and you’ll be rosy till the end of the night.

8. LIP PRODUCTS

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I happen to be biased towards matte lips the whole year round so especially during this time, gloss goes out of the window for me. I also like using lip stains as they stay on the lips and don’t feather out like glosses may ( even if it rains ).

9. MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

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A makeup setting spray will instantly add hours to your makeup. Many companies make such sprays and they’re well worth the mention. This is usually the last step to my makeup before leaving the house.

I hope this was helpful!

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Wedding Makeup Look – Copper Eyes and Red Lips!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday, 28th February 2014

Hello everyone!

Recently, we were a midst the wedding season and I happened to attend a lot of weddings. I wore this beautiful saree to my friend’s brother’s wedding and then to my own cousin brother’s wedding. Both the times, I did the same makeup look but with different hairstyles.

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The saree has a lot of silver running through it but there is a tinge of copper on the neck area of the blouse. Silver makeup on my eyes tends to make me look dull and lifeless so I knew I had to go with copper.

Here is what the makeup looks like up close :

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How I did it and the products used :

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I started by using The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion as my moisturizer. Then, I used the Naked By Lisa Haydon Potion Lotion as an eye cream. I went onto priming my face using the The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser followed by The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It since I have oily skin.

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I applied a tiny bit of The Body Shop All In One Concealer in the shade “00” under my eyes. Then I spread a little bit of Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Makeup in the shade “180 Soft Ochre” all over my face and blended it with a wet sponge. I now used the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in the shade “Ivory” to highlight areas of my face like under eyes, forehead, nose, chin and under the eyebrows. To conceal two spots, I used the Colorbar Full Cover Concealer in the shade “Soft Ivory 001”. Then, I set the entire base makeup with Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in the shade “RR2 Rose Pale”

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I filled in my eyebrows using the Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte Refill in the shade “329”. Moving onto the eyes, since I don’t have oily eyelids, I do not require an eye shadow primer so I just use my foundation to even out any discoloration and hide the look of veins. I spread the Blue Heaven Shimmer And Shiny Eye Shadow Stick in the shade “SS122” as a base. This is a cream product so it helps powder eye shadows stick to something. I then applied the third shade from the Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Quad in the shade “Copper Brown” all over my eyelids and used the Loreal Infallible Eye Shadow in the shade “Endless Chocolate” in the crease for some depth. To blend everything out, I took the second shade from the Maybelline quad and ran it though the socket line. Then, to highlight the browbone and inner corners of the eyes, I used the first shade from the same quad. I lined my top lashline using the Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil in the shade “Cocobar 02” followed by Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner. I smudged the same pencil on the lower waterline and topped it with a black matte eye shadow from a Sleek palette that I forgot to show here!

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I curled my eyelashes using the very cute Colorbar Eyelash Curlers and then applied two coats each of Maybelline The Falsies Mascara and Maybelline The Colossal Mascara respectively.

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I didn’t want to contour a lot but wanted some definition so I used the contouring powder from the Sleek Face Form in the shade “Light” along my jawline and a little bit through the hairline. I wanted my blush to stay on for a long time so I used The Body Shop Lip And Cheek Stain in the Shade “01” first and blended it out. I also used the coral shade from the Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in “Lace” on top of that to make it last. I highlighted using the highlighting powder from the Sleek Face Form Palette.

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For the lips, I lined my entire lip area with Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Liner Pencil in the shade “RD-21” and filled the lips in with that too. I topped it off using the Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade “Red Coat”

Here is how it looks with a bun :

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Here is how it looks with loose curls :

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Haul Series Part 3 – The Body Shop Haul!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 17th November 2013

Hello Everyone!

This is the part three of my Haul Series!

My brother had come to visit during the holiday season so I asked him to get me some stuff! 😛

If you’re a subscriber then you must know that I LOVE The Body Shop! It is my favorite bath and body care brand. Since The Body Shop products are manufactured in UK, they’re slightly cheaper in London and my brother was happy to get the stuff for me! 😛

So here is all that I got :

1. Body Mists

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White Musk Fragrance Mist – This is just a lighter version of their iconic White Musk fragrance. Great for the day time. It is light and fresh!

2 Strawberry Body Mists – This is my favorite scent of all time and I don’t ever want to be without it!

Shea Body Mist – I had been meaning to try their Shea range and what better way to start than a body mist? 😛

Moringa Body Mist – This smells like beautiful Moringa flowers! 😀

2. White Musk Smoky Rose Eau De Toilette

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I own the White Musk and White Musk Libertine Eau De Toilette and I quite like them for their lightness! This however, is more like a night time scent. It is beautiful! It doesn’t quite smell like roses but it is a deep rich fragrance.

Go smell it and you’ll know what I mean!

3. Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream and Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion

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I have extremely oily skin and I have heard so many good things about this range! I am excited to try these! 😀

4. Tea Tree Pore Minimiser and Skin Primer Matte It

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I use the Tea Tree Pore Minimiser religiously every time before applying makeup and it makes the pores appear smoother and my makeup stays on better. But, I wanted to try a proper primer since the Tea Tree one is actually a pore minimiser! Also featured in my Product Empties

5. Strawberry Body Lotion

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I am obsessed with the entire Strawberry Range from The Body Shop. This is my favorite lotion. It is water based and absorbs quickly into the skin!

6. Lip Line Fixer

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This is supposed to keep your lipstick inside your lips! Interesting concept. So, I wanted to try it!

7. All-In-One Concealer – Shade 00

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This concealer is almost like Benefit’s Fake Up. But, instead of the moisturizer outside, it is inside! I get dry under eyes and I wanted a moisturizing concealer for that area!

So this is it for my haul.

Please let me know if you want to see detailed reviews on any product! 🙂

Check out my previous posts in the Haul Series :

Haul Series Part 10 – Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 8 – Forever 21 Haul

 

Haul Series Part 7 – Jewelry And Handbag Haul

 

Haul Series Part 6 – Big Shoe Haul

 

Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

 

Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek And Chambor Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup Haul 

 

Haul Series Part 1 – Dirt Cheap Makeup Haul

Other Interesting Posts :

One Dress Five Ways

My Experience With Acrylic Nails

A Little Trouser Haul

Oily Skin Remedies

Frizzy Hair Remedies

How To Smell Amazing All Day

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul

What’s In My Bag

Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin

What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You

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How To Smell Fabulous All Day! :D

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 8th September 2013

Hello people! Today I will be sharing with you my tips on proper hygiene and how you can smell good all the time! There have been so many instances when we have been around people who don’t smell pleasant and we just want to hold our breath or move far away! It is not a very attractive trait to have, is it? So, I will help you be someone people always want to be around!

1. Shower!

As basic as it sounds, it is the first and the most important step to smelling good. Showering removes dirt, sweat, dead skin, impurities and body odor. If you’re someone who sweats heavily, you may need 2-3 showers a day. Bar soaps are usually very drying on the skin so it is advisable to use a body wash. You can use something that smells delicious as it will make the bathroom experience relaxing and won’t make showering seem like a chore.

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These ones are by The Body Shop. You can find more affordable alternatives like Lux, Dove, Nivea, Fiama Di Wills etc. Lux makes an amazing Fine Fragrance Elixirs range and Dove makes really moisturizing washes that are great if your skin is dry.

If you have to use a bar soap, I suggest this one by Nivea.

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It is good to shower once in the morning and once at night. Bathing at night will make you feel clean and fresh and it will also help you sleep better.

2. Wash Your Hair!

Washing your hair every other day will keep your hair smelling good all the time and also make them look better and not greasy. If you get greasy hair on the second day then you can use dry shampoo or baby powder sparingly to keep your hair looking fresh and smelling clean.

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Just take some powder in your hands and rubs them together. Massage it into the roots and comb properly to distribute the product. Remember to start with a tiny amount and build up if you need more.

3. Exfoliate!

Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells, improve blood circulation and promote healthy skin renewal. It will make your skin feel smoother and get rid of any body odor. There are many body scrubs available in the market.

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You can find many scrubs to suit your preference or make your own at home. Read HERE to see how!

However, over scrubbing will bruise the skin or make it red! There is no need to scrub more than twice a week. For gentle daily scrubbing, you can use bath tools like these.

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Remember, it is imperative to scrub your armpits too. They are usually neglected by most people while bathing. Clean underarms will minimize body odor by a huge extent and also prevent darkening of the skin.

4. Hair removal!

Sweat does not stink! Sweat only stinks when it is mixed with bacteria and dirt. This is the reason it is important to stay clean.

Hair will trap bacteria and help it thrive. Hair will also keep the area wet which contributes to bacterial environment. It is important to remain clean and dry. So, removing hair will also be beneficial. It is important to exfoliate before any method of hair removal to get a close shave/wax.

5. Moisturize!

After deep cleansing or hair removal, you want to lock in the hydration so that your skin remains soft and smooth. Skin, when moist, reacts very well to moisturization and roughly within 3 minutes of a shower is the best time to moisturize.

There is a plethora of amazing moisturizers available in the market which suit every need.

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There are moisturizers available for less intense hydration and also ones for deep moisture.

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If you are someone who does not like using heavily scented lotions, moisturizers or butters or you have sensitive skin, you can just use baby oil, olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil.

6. Deodorize!

This is also one of the most crucial steps in smelling wonderful. Antiperspirants contain Aluminium salts like Aluminium Chloro hydrate and Titanium Dioxide that help control sweat production. We should remember that stopping sweat is not natural and harms the body in the long run. Aluminium salts are also linked to Alzheimer and Cancer. So, never sleep with your antiperspirant on and always wash your armpits before sleeping. Use antiperspirant on days when you’re going out and about and skip when you’re just at home. You can use a light deodorant at home. Avoid ones that contain Alcohol as they will darken the underarm skin over time.

Some of my favorites are :

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The Nivea Pearl and Beauty range is my personal favorite. It smells like how pearls would smell if they had a smell! They keep me feeling dry and fresh all the time.

If you’re someone who is sensitive to aerosols and does not want to breathe in harmful chemicals then there are other options available for you like roll-ons and solid deodorants.

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The right one is a natural deodorant without Aluminium salts.

During a long day, if you feel like your deodorant has stopped working, use wet wipes to wipe it all off and wait for your skin to dry. Then reapply your deodorant.

7. Perfume!

Using your perfume over a moisturizer will actually enhance its staying power. Perfume vanishes from dry skin faster. You should apply your perfume on the pulse points which are :

-Inner Wrists

-Behind Ears

-Back of the Neck

-Back of the Knees

-Inner Elbow

-Behind Ankles

Here are some fresh and light fragrances :

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To make your perfume last even longer, layer your fragrance. Use a body wash, moisturizer and perfume in the same scent and this will ensure it stays on. Also, carry a small bottle of your perfume along with yourself for regular touch ups during the day. But, remember to not drown yourself in perfume! Many people around you may have sensitive noses!

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8. Clothes!

ALWAYS wear fresh and clean clothes. Do not repeat clothes until they are washed and dried or dry cleaned. You can also use a scented detergent to help make your clothes smell amazing.

Keep scented soaps wrapped in plastic inside your cupboard and this will help spread the smell of the soap onto the clothes.

If you sweat a lot and your clothes begin to smell then you can always carry an extra shirt to be extra cautious.

9. Fresh Breath!

It is not just about making your body smell great but also your breath. Brush your teeth twice a day and brush your tongue. Many of us aren’t aware of the fact that bad breath originates from the tongue. So, it is important to brush your tongue too. Bad breath is a huge turn off for many people. Rinse your mouth with an alcohol free mouthwash after brushing your teeth and carry breath mints. Also carry a small bottle of mouthwash so you can rinse after eating something strong like garlic or onions and still smell fresh.

10. Take Care Of Your Limbs!

Put some talcum powder inside your footwear to keep your feet smelling fresh and use hand cream to keep your hands soft and smelling great!

I know it seems like a lot of steps but once you learn to incorporate them into your daily routine it is actually not a lot of work. Plus smelling great is always a tick box for most people and is always an attractive quality to have.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Range : Shower Gel, Body Polish, Body Lotion and Body Mist Review!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Thursday, 22nd August 2013

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The Body Shop Strawberry Range

I LOVE STRAWBERRIES! They are my favorite fruit and also one of my favorite scents of all time! So it must come as no surprise that I own the entire range! 😛

I also own The Body Butter and The Born Lippy Lip Balm in both Pot and Stick forms! But those are not reviewed here as I wanted to keep this post summer friendly! 🙂

I absolutely love The Body Shop. I own a lot of things from there and it is my favorite bath and body brand.

The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

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The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

What The Body Shop Claims :

This soap-free shower gel contains real strawberry seed oil. It has a deliciously sweet scent.

  • Lather-rich
  • Sweet strawberry scent

Lather up in the bath or shower using hands or a bath lily. Rinse thoroughly.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

Ingredients :

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Cocamide DEA (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glycine soja (Soybean Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Fragaria vesca (Strawberry Juice) (Natural Additive), PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate (Surfactant), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 17200 (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).

My Thoughts :

If you like strawberries, you will love this entire range. Everything smells delicious enough to eat!

I love this shower gel. It is mild and smells like freshly cut sweet strawberries.

It looks reddish and lathers up really well. You only need a tiny amount to lather up your whole body so it will last a long time.

Your body will not feel squeaky clean after using this as it not drying at all. If you use your hands to wash yourself, you may end up using more product than required. A loofah mitt will help in better cleansing.

It is like a spa in your washroom. It feels luxurious and scents up the entire bathroom. In summers, I do not need to moisturize after using this.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

The texture is runny and spreads well. The packaging is made of plastic and is sturdy and travel friendly. It has a cap that screws shut with a lid that pops open.

However, when I am not travelling, I prefer pump dispensers.

The GOOD :

1. Non-Drying.

2. Lathers up really well so it will last long.

3. Skin feels soft and refreshed.

4. Heavenly smell.

5. Travel friendly packaging.

6. Small bottles also available.

The COULD BE BETTER :

1. Once you step out of the shower, the scent will not last long.

2. A tad expensive.

3. This is a travel friendly bottle but I personally prefer pump packaging.

Price – Rs. 395/- for 250 ml. ($6)

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish

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The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish

What The Body Shop Claims :

This exfoliating, foaming gel gently buffs away dead skin cells to leave skin soft and smooth. It has a sweet strawberry scent.

  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Sweet strawberry scent

Use in the bath or shower. Apply to damp skin in a circular motion, then rinse thoroughly.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish

Ingredients :

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamide DEA (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Acrylates Copolymer (Stabiliser), Juglans regia (Walnut Shell Powder) (Exfoliant), Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Actinidia chinensis (Natural additive), Mel (Honey (Mel)) (Natural Additive), Fragaria vesca (Strawberry Juice) (Natural Additive), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Salicylic Acid (Preservative/Hair Conditioner), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 14700 (Colour), CI 17200 (Colour).

My Thoughts :

This is gentle exfoliator. It is a red gel that contains Kiwi seeds and Strawberry seeds that form the abrasive part of this polish.

This is a lovely product for those who do not like very abrasive exfoliants like the Himalaya Apricot/Walnut Scrub. It is non-drying and will make the skin feel extremely smooth, soft and moisturized. You can use this before your shower and wash it off with your shower gel or use it in the end and you will not need any moisturizer after your shower.

It smells like sumptuous juicy strawberries and actually feels like you are rubbing freshly crushed strawberries on yourself. It is mild enough to use everyday and will not cause any redness. However, I would advice you to use it not more than thrice a week because your skin needs time for renewal.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish

It comes with a lid that pops open. The texture is runny and lathers up well. The quantity is good and it will last a while.

The GOOD :

1. Feels like freshly cut strawberries.

2. Gentle exfoliating and will not cause redness.

3. Decent quantity.

4. Smells amazing.

5. Moisturizing

6. Lathers well with water.

7. The smell stays on for about an hour after shower.

The COULD BE BETTER :

1. The product gathers at the mouth of the tube.

2. If you do not like the smell of strawberries then this is not for you!

Price – Rs. 525/- for 200 ml. ($8)

The Body Shop Strawberry Puree Body Lotion

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The Body Shop Strawberry Puree Body Lotion

What The Body Shop Claims :

This lightweight body lotion contains real strawberry seed oil. It hydrates dry skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth

  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Sweet strawberry scent

Massage into skin and allow to sink in before dressing.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Puree Body Lotion

Ingredients :

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Carbomer (Emulsion Stabiliser), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil) (Emollient), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Fragaria ananassa (Natural Additive), Fragaria vesca (Strawberry Extract) (Natural Additive), Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer (Skin Conditioning Agent), Methylparaben (Preservative), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Viscosity Modifier), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) (Sunscreen), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Propylparaben (Preservative), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 14700 (Colour), CI 15985 (Colour).

My Thoughts :

This lotion is a mild moisturizer that is great for summers.

It is water based and spreads easily onto the skin. However, it feels sticky for the five minutes or so after application then the stickiness goes away once it sinks into the skin.

It is a very lightweight moisturizer and might not be enough for winters. But, if you require intensive hydration then The Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Butter is a great alternative. I prefer this for summers and the body butter for winters.

It is a thick pink lotion and smells of delicious amazing strawberries. ( No points for guessing! 😛 )

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The Body Shop Strawberry Puree Body Lotion

I prefer pump dispensers for regular use so I love the packaging.

The GOOD :

1. Lightweight moisturization that is great for summers.

2. You don’t need too much to moisturize your whole body.

3. Non greasy.

4. The smell lingers on for 2-3 hours.

The COULD BE BETTER :

1. Feels sticky at first but the stickiness goes away in a few minutes.

2. No SPF.

3. Contains Parabens! 😦

4. Not suitable for winters.

Price– Rs. 525/- for 250 ml ($8)

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Mist

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The Body Shop Strawberry Body Mist

What The Body Shop Claims :

Our Strawberry takes on a fresh new form. Spray this light scented body mist all over your body for a gentle burst of sweet fruitiness. It’s irresistible.

  • Sweet strawberry fragrance
  • Light and fresh
  • Use all over body
  • Contains strawberry extract

Spritz it on after bathing or showering. Top up throughout the day.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Body Mist

Ingredients :

Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Water (Solvent/Diluent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant).

My Thoughts :

This is my signature scent. I will never be without a bottle of this in my life! And that is saying a lot. I say that because I love strawberries and I know I always will.

I love the entire range of strawberry from The Body Shop. However, this one is the strongest one. This smells like straight up strawberries like everything else in the range but this is the most potent version of strawberries. But, it doesn’t smell as rich and sumptuous as the body polish due to the presence of alcohol.

It lasts well on me for about 5-6 hours. If I spray this in my hair I can still smell it on me the next day too!

I always receive compliments on smelling nice when I use this.

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The Body Shop Strawberry Body Mist

The packaging is made of sturdy glass which is a bit heavy but travel friendly. I have dropped it and it did not break! The lid is loose and comes off easily though.

The GOOD :

1. Lasts for 5-6 hours.

2. Not too expensive for what it is.

3. Beautiful straight up  true strawberry scent.

4. I love how everything is in see through packaging so we can tell how much product is left.

The COULD BE BETTER :

1. It does smell sumptuous like the body polish.

2. It is a very strong strawberry scent that is not everyone.

3. Glass bottle makes it heavy.

Price – Rs. 745/- for 100 ml ($12)

PS. I also own the Vanilla, Satsuma, Madagascan Vanilla Flower, Pink Grapefruit, White Musk and White Musk Libertine scents from The Body Shop, reviews of which will be coming soon!

Will I Recommend and Repurchase?

I do recommend the entire range to anyone who is a fan of strawberries and likes fruity scents.

I may not need to repurchase these anytime soon as I already have back ups of everything! 😛 But when I run out, I will repurchase them.

During summers, I love smelling like a giant fruit basket at all times! 😛

The best way to making sure your scent lasts is to layer your products. When I use the Body Polish, Shower Gel, Body Lotion and The Body Mist I usually smell like fresh strawberries throughout the day. Your scent will last much longer on moisturized skin than dry skin! So, the lotion acts a good base for the body mist.

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