Thursday, December 30, 2010

Addicted to Blush Awards 2010 - Skincare

The second installment of the awards:

FACE
FACE WASH:
Lakme Fruit Blast Citrus Rain: I love the tangy, citrusy smell. It cleanses without drying.

FACIAL CLEANSER
Jergens Facial Cream: Even the most waterproof mascara just melts in front of this. Deep cleans & moisturizes all at one go. I have been using this for more than a year now – this is just perfect.

FACIAL SCRUB
The Body Shop Facial Buffer - use this with any face wash & up the game by adding a touch of exfoliation

FACIAL MOISTURIZER

For Day: Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion with SPF 30 & PPA++: moisturizes well for a good 8 hours, but totally non greasy. The high SPF helps combat the sun.

For Night: The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector: Yes, it doesn’t smell great, but my skin loves it

FACE PACK
No winners – I didn’t get any face packs this year, and the couple that I got – not too great.  

FACE TONER
My very own glycerin & water combo works very fine.

EYE CREAM
Rogan Badam Shirin: Yup, the pure almond oil. Moisturizes and lightens the under eye area & is gentle too! Worked better for me than any other cream off the shelf.

LIP BALM
Nivea Pomegrante for the day
Neutrogena for the night

HAIR
SHAMPOO
My homemade Amla – Reetha – Shikakai concoction is doing very well, thank you. I’ll be picking that over everything else in the market

CONDITIONER
Sesame oil: pre-wash treatment makes my hair dark & soft.

DEFRIZZER
Organix Coconut Milk Serum: Although I have stopped using this since I began my homemade shampoo routine, I did like this a lot.

BODY
BODY WASH
St Ives Swiss Vanilla Body lotion: I love the smell – highly refreshing

BODY SCRUB
The Body Shop Bath Gloves: I love :)

BODY LOTION
St Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion: Instant relief for dry, itchy skin

BODY OIL
FabIndia Seabuckthorn After bath oil: This is the only after bath oil I have tried till date, obviously since I have nothing to compare it with – I like it :P

FOOT CREAM
Didn’t try any foot cream this year – poor feet just got slathered in whatever was closeby, jergens, St ives.

NAILS & HAND CREAM
The Body Shop Cocoa Body Butter – for some reason this is awesome for the nails. Makes then super smooth & shiny.

NAIL POLISH
Jordana: is the Big 3 free & let’s me indulge :)

NAIL BUFFER
The Body Shop Nail buffer.


SUNSCREEN (Thanks for reminding Anks !)
Daily use: Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 & PPA ++ 
More than 30 minutes of sun exposure: Neutrogena Sheer Sun Block SPF 50+

So what were your best buys of 2010?

12 comments:

  1. hey that is a lovely list!!! waiting for the makeup awards now :D

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  2. Awesome post. Have been using some of these products on Ur recommendation and loving them, like Jergens facial cream, body shop facial buffer, TBS Bath gloves, Amla-reetha-Shikaki concoction, Nivea lip balm pomegranate. Will surely try these as well. Thanks for the post.

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  3. love this post tanveer..how do you you use reetha shikakai and amla for washing your hair? Do you boil it for using?

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  4. Awesome post. Have been using some of these products on ur recommendation and loving them, like Jergens facial cream, body shop facial buffer, TBS Bath gloves, Amla-reetha-Shikaki concoction, Nivea lip balm pomegranate. Will surely try these as well. Thanks for the post.

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  5. Awesome post. Have been using some of these products on ur recommendation and loving them, like Jergens facial cream, body shop facial buffer, TBS Bath gloves, Amla-reetha-Shikaki concoction, Nivea lip balm pomegranate. Will surely try these as well. Thanks for the post.

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  6. hey what abut sunscreen..u are a firm believe in sunscreen naa:)
    and i got the body shop bath gloves after your review and they are just great though i need to change them they have become too dirty now.

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  7. i have only tried the st ives one, and the lakme fruitblast, and they both rock

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  8. I wanna get seabuckthorn...I went back so many times to the shop to get it...they were alwaz out of it :( would try the body shop facial buffer n bath gloves too!!

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  9. Lakme Fruit Blast Citrus Rain - I hv melon blast and totallly love the smell of it!!!! Very different from any of the facewashes I hv used till now…..I have already decided to try the other 2 too…just waiting to finish some of my facewash stoc

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  10. Love Body Shop Cocoa Butter. Agree with you on Neutrogena- they've got some great stuff! BTW, I liked Body Shop's strawberry body wash, wonder if they still have it.

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  11. Really nice choices!!
    Keep up the good work!!
    :)

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