Author: Gauri

My daily shower routine has been transformed since my introduction to Nivea – not a new brand to me but one I’ll be happy to spend lots more time with. The Creme Care Shower Gel is just one of a range of beautiful fragranced products for the body. As a body moisturiser enthusiast (I am completely addicted to the stuff!), the Nivea In Shower Moisturiser isn’t an obvious product for me but I have to say I am really impressed with it. I’ll explain.

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It may just be my current love for MasterChef but I can’t seem to peel myself away from the kitchen at the moment. That’s not a bad thing mind you; there’s always some spaghetti if you’re feeling hungry and dinners have been getting a little more adventurous (you want to see a ‘Day in Food’?) and it means that I’ve been getting a little more experimental DIY beauty-wise. So this weekend I thought I’d focus on the latter and bring you the results of three DIY beauty tricks I’ve been giving a go…

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Don’t say I never give you anything for today I have a handy little list up my sleeve for all those VLCC fans out there. Always wanted to dive in but didn’t know where to start? Maybe you just need to replenish your VLCC stocks? Whatever your situ I’ve got a solution. I’ve listed my top players from the range below just in case you need any inspiration:

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If you shop in the beauty aisle, you know that ‘affordable’ doesn’t have to be synonymous with ‘cheap.’ One exceptional brand that proves this is Lakme. The iconic company was founded in 1952 by JRD Tata. Bases, colour – even skincare feature in their lineup – Lakme has got every step completely covered. Having swatched, marvelled and swooned over it all, I’ve cut it down to my three favourites. Show and tell time

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual equipment

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual essential tools

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual face

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual 10 Step Guide to Perfect Makeup

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual artistry

When I Instagrammed a picture of this book not so long ago, a flurry of lovey dovey messages came in. And I can see why. Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Manual was an addition to my birthday list way back in 2014. I literally begged my brother to buy it for me (thanks Yash!) and spent half my weekend studying the pages of it. There is just something about this book that gives it that ‘once you picked it up you won’t want to put it down’ quality. It’s a few years old now and the bevy advice available when you put fingertip to keyboard is certainly snapping at its heels but the words penned by the Queen of blush, concealers and a hefty dose of eyeliner herself – Bobbi – it can’t really be topped as the best ‘all-rounder’ beauty book (if you think it can, then please drop a comment below). Whether you’re yet to pop it on your birthday list or you like having a re-read here are my top pages to ruminate over:

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maybelline fit me blush deep coral

essence silky touch blush autumn peach

makeup revolution iconic palette flush

I don’t know what came over me last month, but it wasn’t until I was working on my September Favourites video that I realised I’d purchased three blushes. Averaging at 1 blush buys every 10 days – that is definitely a personal record. With the Sivanna Colours Blush being a non-negotiable in my routine for as long as I can remember I think it was about time my cheek arsenal got some fresh meat. So here’s a rundown of the three blushes in question (including that Essence offering):

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I’m pretty sure the Innisfree Volcanic Clay Mousse Masks take the trophy for most frenzy-inducing beauty launch of the year. Stock that flew off the shelves leading to a month-long manhunt to find one and a bevy of rave reviews that followed. Of course I caved and purchased the Super (almost planting a kiss on the counter girl when she handed it over). Sure I liked it. But with its launch coinciding with that of the Avene Cleanance collection, I didn’t pay it my full attention, with Cleanance becoming my new skin beau.

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