Friday, 21 December 2012

Hair Mask For Chlorine Damaged Hair(Home Remedy)

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I am always afraid of swimming coz chlorine makes my skin dark & my hair dry but I love to swim so I tried this simple hair mask to reduce hair damage from chlorine & it was really effective.
Try this treatment at home to keep chlorine damage to a minimum.


• 1 egg
• 1 eggshell's worth of olive oil
• 1 quarter of a peeled cucumber

Blend the egg, olive oil and peeled cucumber. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse. For the best results year-round, continue this treatment monthly.

I am still sad for my skin damage :( do share your tips for skin damage by chlorine.

Do share your comments & suggestions.
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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Rustic Art Organic Bathing Baby Soap(product review)

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After trying earthy goods soaps I was eager to try some organic soap for my baby & this is how I discover rustic art baby soaps and rustic art is a USDA certified company so that makes me more excited to try there products.

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Price: 155 for 100g
Ingredients: Organic Corn Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Neem Oil, Olive Oil (certified), De-mineralised water, Caustic Lye, certified Shea Butter, herbal oil, oil extract of Calendula, Chamomile, Malva, Green Tea, Vanilla, Citric Acid, Organic Aloe Gel, natural fragrances of Lavender,Orange.(i just loved the ingredients,aren't they amazing)
My experience: The best part about rustic art soaps is its ph level is neutral. So my baby can retain her soft & pure skin always.

It’s a very mild soap with a light fragrance.
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It foams well with little effort.
Compare to earthy goods soaps I could say this one is not as moisturizing as them but still good enough & last longer than earthy goods soaps.
This soap lasts for a month or slightly more than that for my baby, which makes it value for money.
I also tried it & I never felt dry on my skin even in this winter season & I am very lazy, as I always forget to apply moisturizer immediately after bathing.
I loved the cloth packaging.
Overall , I liked the soap as its organic & value for money.
Availability: You can buy rustic art products from
Your Comments & queries are always welcomed.
Keep smiling & be beautiful with meJ

Monday, 17 December 2012

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick In Classic Rose(product review)

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I really liked Lakme’s absolute range & here comes one more try of Lakme absolute lipstick. Today I am sharing Lakme absolute matte lip color 47 classic rose.
Price: 395 INR

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My experience:
It’s a shade of red with the hint of orange (ok I must tell you I am not very good at describing color & fragrance) but I just liked the color. Earlier I am just a fan of pink but now I am trying some new shades especially shade of orange & red.
Its texture is soft & it’s easy to apply.
Stay is around 3 hours. It doesn’t go with the claim of 16 hours stay.
Pigmentation is nice .Color can be build up if required.
Here are the swatches:
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This color is so nice that it instantly brightens my face.
This shade will suit every skin color coz it’s neither too dark nor very vibrant red.
This is how it looks on my lips:

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Related post:
Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick In Elegant Bloom

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover with Spf 25

Have you tried this ?Then please share your experience.
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Earthy Goods Forest Honey Soap(product review)

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I am really in love with natural & handmade soaps now .I have already shared my experience with earthy goods pure saffron soap & this time I tried forest honey from earthy goods which is specially for kids . Though I have also tried it & as earlier my experience was really nice.

Price: 95 INR for 100g
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This soap is mild & light in fragrance.It is a plain white colored soap.
Left skin super soft rather buttery soft & moisturizing for whole day, just like its pure saffron one. I never felt stretched or any need of moisturizer for me & my baby’s skin even in this winter season.
The only con with earthy goods soaps is they melt very quickly .It would last for 10-12 days.
The best part is it’s handmade & full of natural ingredients.
Conclusion: Its expensive coz it melts down in 10 days for one person but I liked the way it keeps skin soft.

Other Soaps available;Pure saffron, Cinnamon Spice, Lemongrass scrub Soap, Lavender Scrub Soap 

You can buy the products here:
(this foundation is doing great work by joining hands with rural entreprenuers,artisians & small producers)
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Friday, 14 December 2012

Garnier Pure Active Pore Unclogging Face Wash(product review)

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Hello friends I am back after a long break. And today I am reviewing Garnier pore unclogging face wash that I have been using from last 20 days.
Price: 79 INR for 50 g (very affordable)

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My experience: I took it with me while travelling coz I thought it might be travel friendly as my earlier face wash is in bottle form with a pump dispenser & as you can see this one is in tube form.
But I was wrong this one was also not very travel friendly as it used to leak even when I closed the cap tightly.
Well coming to its effect, I would say it is nice coz it cleanses my face very well without leaving any residue. I wanted to remove my make up so instead of using any make up remover I used this face wash & it showed good results, cleansed almost everything other than mascara.
In Bhopal it’s little cold but I never felt over dry or stretched after using this but then too I never forget to use my moisturizer. (I have oily skin)
I can not say a lot about its acne controlling or reducing effect as I am using some other products as well for my acne. But I never had any new acne while using this & even I could see less blackheads, I can say it cleanses face deeply making it bright.
It smells beautiful; Just like mint & it’s runny in consistency.
It comes with tiny granules that may help in exfoliation.
It lathers well with little quantity & this tube last a long way.
Overall it’s a good face wash that cleanses face deeply but the only con is packaging.
Have you tried this face wash ? Then please share your experience with me.
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Revlon Nail Enamel "Steel Her Heart"(product review)

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Today I am reviewing Revlon nail enamel in shade steel your heart.

Steel your heart is a lovely gunmetal grey metallic shade .Even though its slightly brush strokey but that can be prevented by careful application & I am very bad at that, so pardon me .

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In first image it may look like frosty but its not frosty at all , its just coz of artificial lights.
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Formula is good on this color but one has to watch out for stroke.

Have You tried this? Then please share your experience.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick "Kiss me coral(product review)"

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I am using this lipstick very often these days ,from diwali shopping to diwali to post diwali get together .I wore it everywhereJ

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Price: 550 for 4.2 Gms

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My experience: Probably I am late in reviewing this but I can’t stop my self talking about things I madly love .So here I am talking about kiss me coral.

It is a perfect orange coral shade. The texture of lipstick is soft & creamy. Even on bare lips without lip balm or gloss Revlon cream formula was very smooth & gave just a hint of shine.Its not completely matte, the way it looks in one of the swatch nor its very glossy.Here are the swatches:

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It perfectly pigmented & covers all the unevenness of lips & doesn’t highlight fine lines of lips.

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Its stay is not very good it fades after one meal & if you won’t eat anything it will stay around 2-3 hours.It slightly  runny on the corners of lips.

Overall I am in love with this shade coz it instantly brightens my face & it’s a new shade for me as I always preferred pink. The shade is not so bright it self which makes it suitable for all skin tone. I don’t mind low staying capacity if the color is very pretty.
This is how it looks on my lips:
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Have you tried this?Then please share your experience.

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Monday, 19 November 2012

Avon Nail Pro Nail Enamel In Velvet Red(product review)

These days I am really not in a mood to write long post as I am feeling very tired after attending so many boring guests. So I am going to share my favorite nail paint shades with you all.

Today I am sharing my all time favorite shades from Avon: Avon matte finish velvet red.I am some one who falls in love with some nail paint shades & make vows to myself that i will keep buying it again & again.This shade is one them.

Here are the images:In single swipe
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I never found such pretty red & that too in matte finish. I love it.

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I like the quality of Avon nail paints coz they stay around 4 days & comes with a good brush applicator & most importantly I could rarely find such unique shades.

In 2-3 swipes:

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Have you tried this ?Then please share your experience.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

5 Best Moisturizers For Oily Skin In Winters

Wintertime can be hard on the skin. Cold weather, wind, and dry indoor air can suck moisture from your skin. Add in the use of drying acne fighting products and medications, and you have a recipe for uncomfortable dryness, flaking, and peeling.

I had a reader’s query about this issue .So here I am doing a post as per my experience coz I also have oily skin & I have to change my skin care regime during winters.

1. Change Your Cleanser
While it may have been a great choice during the summer months, your cleanser may not be working for you now that the cold weather has set in. If you feel tight and dry after cleansing, you probably need to switch to a milder cleanser.
Cleansers containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can be particularly drying, especially if you are using them in conjunction with other acne treatment products. Instead, try using a gentle foaming cleanser or bar, such as Dove or Neutrogena. You can always go back to an acne-fighting cleanser once the weather warms and your skin doesn't feel as dry.
2. Don't Be Afraid to Moisturize
Regular use of a moisturizer is important, even for those with acne. Remember, nearly all acne treatment products dry the skin to some extent. To avoid flaking and peeling skin, moisturizer is a must even if you have oily skin like me.
Here I am suggesting 5 moisturizers for oily skin that I have tried & they never broke me out & reviewed by me (click on the link to read review)
My recent love Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel
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The Body shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade lotion (it’s a night lotion & very helpful for oily skin)
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Almond oil(this oil is a all-rounder ,I have used it as a moisturizer when I ended up with my conventional moisturizer & it helped me without breaking me out, right now I am using it as my under eye cream)
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion & Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream(I have tried both of them, but I always prefer to use the products specifically made for my skin type .So I think Neutrogena fine fairness lotion is great for oily to combination skin in all seasons)
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Olay white radiance protective lotion (I have not used it for long but in one week it never broke me out & moisturized my skin very well)
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 For moisturizing your skin you don't have to slather on a thick, greasy product. Instead, choose a moisturizing gel or lotion. They are lighter than products labeled moisturizing cream.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Blush In Rose Berry(product review)

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I am a pink girl. I mean like most of the girls I always love anything & everything pink. So I picked this pink blush from Revlon color stay range in shade "roseberry 030".

Price: 900 INR for 1.13 g

My experience: I am not the one who wears make up daily. I prefer makeup only in some parties & that too natural so I think this blush is perfect for such need.

It gives soft & natural look. It has light shimmer in it which is not loud & noticeable.Here are the swatches:

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It’s a powder blush so it easily blends in to my skin. It never broke me out though I have oily skin.

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Color is well pigmented in few swipes only & can be built as per need. Even in one swipe it gives lovely pink toned glow to my cheeks.

Shade selection is okay Tokay. From this range 2 more blush shades are available i.e. honey & petal & there are two bronzer from this range- golden bronze & deep bronze .

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It comes with a brush applicator which is not very good in quality but okay as per casing. I mean obviously they can’t give a proper blush brush with such tiny packaging. I liked the packaging coz it’s easy to carry.
Coming to the most important thing, that is stay – its stay is around 5-6 hours which is decent enough, though they claim 16 hour stay but I couldn’t see that.

Over all I liked this blush coz of its shade & good enough staying capacity. But I think it’s over priced.

Have you tried this blush? Then do share your experience with me.

Keep smiling & be beautiful with me J

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothening Shampoo(product review)

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I have very thin & oily hair & there ends do get frizzy .So I tried this shampoo when my bro suggested me use it. I was not sure coz I thought it may suit dry hair only but then too I gave a try.

Price: 199 INR for 200ml

It’s a transparent shampoo neither too thick nor too runny. It comes with a flip flop cap easy to use & cap is quite tight so easy to carry while travelling.

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This shampoo gave good results with soft /normal water.
For the first time when I used it at my mommy’s place I was mad about it coz my hair was perfectly clean & had good bounce. My hair had less frizzy ends & manageable for whole day.

I was just looking at my hair only but when I came back at my place then I had slightly different experience .It does clean my hair even when I had oil on them but there was no bounce in them.I have tried it when i had no oil in my hair then too my eperience was same.

Reason for this slight difference was water. This happens with all my shampoos, they behave differently with different water; here I have hard water so my hair behaves differently. So, not the fault of this shampoo, it’s doing well.

Over all it does help my hair to be manageable & clean them nicely, will give bounce when i will go to my mommy;s place :). And if you have soft water it will be great for all hair type.It's paraben free, which is really a good point to consider this shampoo.

Have you tried this? Then please share your experience.

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You can read about some more shampoo's here:

Biotique Walnut Bark Body Building Shampoo

Auravedic Harmonising Hair Cleanser

L'oreal Professionnel Volume Expand Shampoo

Friday, 9 November 2012

Olay White Radiance Protective Lotion (product review)

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 This lotion is being used by mom & last week I was at her place so I gave it a try for one week but I couldn’t notice same results which are being seen by my mom. So here is the review as per my mom’s experience.

Price: 1199 INR for 75 ml

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Experience: When I went at my moms place I could see a lovely glow on her face & then she revealed her secret of this lotion. This lotion has a cream like consistency & not runny at all. It spreads easily on face & never left greasiness.

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On first application I could feel soft & supple skin with slight glow on my skin .In one week it never broke me out though I have oily skin.

This lotion claims to reduce dark spot but my mom doesn’t have any, so I can’t say about it. But she is using this lotion from quite a long time & she says it’s good for all seasons & especially for winters. It keeps her dry skin moisturized for a long time & she never felt stretchy on her skin. Moreover it improves the texture of her skin.

It also claims for fairness & all, but I can’t judge that but yes it brings brightness on skin & gives amazing glow to my moms face.
Being so nourishing & moisturizing it proves to be a good anti aging product. For her it’s a Holy Grail product & its serving all her need.

So I think it’s a good protective lotion with spf 24 pa, it also have vitamin b3 which is probably a reason to give such glow.

My mom is going to buy it again,i know its bit expensive but it's going to last long.

Have you tried this? Then please share your experience.
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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Coloressence Midnight Blue Nail Enamel(product review)

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So we are ready to say bye bye to hot sunny summers & welcoming cool & cozy winters. With winters we can always try dark & bright shades. So, I tried a bright blue shade. Here are some images of the inky royal blue shade from color essence.
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I loved the shade .Its bright & catchy .I know its not the shade which every one will like but I think it will look nice on every one .So , nothing wrong in giving a try to some new shades other than regular pinks& browns. What do you say?
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I loved this navy blue or I should say ultramarine blue .Its matte in finish. I liked the texture of this nail polish coz it’s not very thick & spreads easily over nails.It's stay is of around 3-4 days.
Have You Tried This? Then Please Share Your Experience.
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Other Nail Enamels Reviewed Here:
Street Wear Color Rich nail Enamel "Vivid Yellow"

Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel"Electric green"

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Home Made Talcum Powder (Baby Skin Care)

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Babies have very soft & delicate skin. I always want to protect my baby from everything bad in this world & everything that is harsh for her skin.I know it’s quite difficult to do this but I am trying as much as I can & I started this by using natural, home made & organic products for her skin.

Little babies are most of the time in diaper & every time I change my baby’s diaper I need to apply some talc, so I decided to use home made talc, which is fragrant as well.Coz talc is the only product used very frequently on babies & I heard a lot about harms of talc.

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Baking Soda
Lemon grass essential oil

I take baking soda & add few drops of lemon grass essential oil in it .It is still in powder form even with essential oil added, so you can easily use it.

Put it in jar or old talcum bottle or baby’s puff box & dab it whenever you need. It worked well but for a short while & I had to reply it, but that’s fine with babies as I have to reapply talc every time I change her diaper , when i am dressing the baby after bath & when taking her on walk.

It didn’t work for long on underarms when my baby is perspiring a lot (coz she runs a lot) & it also leave some stains on her dark clothes. I also tried this on my under arms & it worked quite well till evening, which is not bad but not on those days when I am perspiring a lot.

Why baking soda:

It will help in keeping skin dry & itch free
Baking soda absorbs both moisture & smell.

However, I have noticed it didn’t work for long on underarms when my baby is perspiring a lot & it also leave some stains on her dark clothes. It was slightly rough for skin & due to this reason I tried one more DIY/home made talc that I will share with you all soon.

Have you tried this? Then please share your experience.
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Other Related Post:

Home Made Mosquito Repellent

Earthstore Pure Saffron Royal Handmade Soap

Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel

Monday, 29 October 2012

Lakme Eye Color Quartet In Purple Oasis(product review)

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I am quite late in reviewing this “Purple Oasis Eye Color Quartet” from lakme. I like this quartet coz this is one is from my wedding makeup kit from my mommy . :)

I am not very good at eye makeup & all, but I tried this one few times & I liked the look.

Company’s claim: Versatile quartets of vivid, high intensity powders put together to color shape and highlight your eyes in an explosion of radiant color.

Price: 425INR

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My experience: All the four shades are shimmery & vibrant.

All the shades are well pigmented

This quartet is perfect for night make up look & parties’ coz the colors are quite vibrant. So it will be good for coming festive season
Lasting power is okay Tokay; it stays around 3 hours on my oily lids

It comes with a sponge applicator, which is of no use coz it won’t last for more than two usages & it doesn’t helps in blending at all.

Here are the swatches:

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Here is the eye make up I have tried with few of the shades from this quartet.
Consider my mistakes as I am not good at eye make up & I rarely use eye shadows.

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Conclusion: I think all the shades are shimmery & two lightest shades are quite similar, they should have given at least one matte shade. But I liked two dark shades a lot they can be used in varied eye look.

Have you tried this? Then please share your experience.

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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Revlon New Complexion One Step Make Up Compact(product review)

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I am using Revlon one step compact from a long time .I got it in my wedding make up kit & from that time I am a huge fan of this .Actually I am a lazy person once I started liking something I don’t look for better options.:)Probably this is my third purchase of this compact & you can see in the image It’s almost finished, ok I am sorry I never take pictures as soon as I brought products

Price: Earlier it was 595 now it’s 700 INR

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Shade I am using is 01 Ivory beige:

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 My Experience:
It comes in a compact kind round khaki colored case which is really travel friendly & very light weight.

It has a mirror & a sponge compartment in separate.

I liked the sponge which is really soft but need to be washed in few intervals, which depend upon usage.

It has really soft & smooth texture which helps in blending easily & quickly.

It doesn’t makes my skin look cakey but show creasing after few hours esp. on eyelids.
It makes my skin glow & gives clear & natural finish.

I never opted for concealer while using this coz it covers my under eye dark circles quite nicely. (Sadly I have dark circles but not very dark)Truly it's a one step make up compact & always good when i am in hurry.

Coming to the most important thing i.e. coverage – it gives medium coverage (this is what company's claim). But no doubt it even outs my skin very well.

It's staying power depends on weather. In summers my oily skin needed touchups after 2 hours & in winters it stayed till 6 hours without any touch up.

Here are the swatches  & how it helps in lightening my veins & one dark spot on hand:

Conclusion: Overall it’s a good one step compact make up. It gives decent enough coverage to spots & dark circles. Good for all skin type as it’s really creamy in texture & never dries up my skin. It also has SPF 15.

Have You Tried This? Then Please Share Your Experience.
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