Hey my lovely IMBB family.
This is a long-procrastinated post; in fact, I have mentally summed up my favorites a thousand times over. But somehow I never got around penning it down. So I thought of not delaying it further. I have rounded up the most important products only, which have stood by me in 2017, and I would surely love to lay my hands on them again.
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Skin type: Oily, Sensitive, Acne prone with visible open pores/blackheads
2017 was a skincare high for me. From beauty tools to newest products, I upped my skincare game. The results were remarkable and I honestly am so happy with some of these.
Freeman Charcoal + Black Sugar Gel Mask + Scrub: Mind-blowing. It instantly exfoliates and cleans pores to reveal glowing radiant skin. Highly recommended.
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Banjara’s Aloe Vera Skin Moisturising Gel: I thought I liked Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel, till I found this one. This has worked wonders for my sensitive acne prone skin.
Missha Aqua Peeling Gel: My first brush with chemical peels, I would suggest this if you are looking for low strength safe peels to take your baby steps.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay: Much raved about in the beauty world, it does work well in decongesting skin. Very helpful for the oily, lifeless skin to maintain skin pH, clear pores and detox skin.
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Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating Walnut Scrub: Simple yet effective, great for daily use. Keeps those pesky whiteheads and blackheads away.
Burt’s Bees Garden Tomato Toner: Tingling and cooling, this toner is a great solution for oily, blemished skin to reveal clear complexion.
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Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips: There is no doubt about the fact that Biore makes the best pore strips. It cleans out all my gunk and tiny hairs, with no extra steaming steps. Major missing!
Aroma Magic Vitamin C Lightening Gel: Perfect for tanned, blemished and pigmented skin to help in reducing discoloration.
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The Body Shop British Rose Body Butter: Mildly fragrant and moisturising, this one caught my fancy and didn’t disappoint.
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Victoria’s Secret Aqua Kiss Fragrance Lotion: An old love in a new bottle. Aqua Kiss has been around for years now and looks and feels luxe on the skin.
Nature’s Essence Lacto Bleach Cream: This is a revamped version of the Nature’s Essence Lacto Tan Clear. This is not a bleach and is safe for regular use. It is one of the best products to fight tan and is simply amazing.
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Petroleum Jelly: I found petroleum jelly from a pharmacy (not Vaseline) and it was a miracle for dry knees, elbows, knuckles and feet. Also to obtain the famous Rati’s Vaseline Glow 😉
Honestly, I wasn’t really sucked into the makeup chaos. But I do have few favorite finds to share.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation: My love for this foundation is unending. Obsessed.
Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl in Peacock Blue & Sparkling Olive: Drooling over the shade, texture, finish and lasting power. These eye kohls fetched me loads of compliments, so can’t get over them anytime soon.
W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder: This yellow toned powder helps me correct ashy looks and is my HG powder.
Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup I am Powerful Palette: Totally adore the eyeshadow and lipstick combo- perfect for travelling and looking gorgeous.
Lip Products need a separate mention. So here are some:
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream in #53 (A gorgeous Barbie Pink)
Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in Tan Fan and Fiery Berry
Wet n Wild Lipstick Mink Brown
F21 High Shine Lip Gloss in Burgundy
Dove Derma Care Scalp Invigorating Mint Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: We almost got into a relationship, and it broke my heart when it was over. I used it for close to 8 months and this is longest I have stuck to a shampoo (we generally don’t last for more than a couple of months).
Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Shine Oil: This vial of goodness added shine, strength and softness to my disobedient manes and won my heart with its lightweight, non-greasy texture.
Charles Worthington Salon Shine Results No Frizz Serum: Spreads perfectly on hair and tames it to give sleeker smoother hair.
Bellabe Facial Hair Remover: Yanks away face fuzz to give hairless skin. Removes the tiniest of hair.
Colorbar Nailpolish Remover: My favorite nail polish remover till date.
Sinful Colors Nail Paint in Gogo Girl and Yves Rocher Botanical Nail Polish Figue: Rich red and mauve colors to give stunning nails.
The lack of lip balms, face cleansers, hair conditioners and body washes is simple because I really wasn’t in absolute love with any of them. Hope this list helps you in any way. Would love to interact with you all on Rati Beauty App. Adios!
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