DOs and DONTs for Acne Free Skin


Makeup Look - Brown and Peach


Acne and pimples can pop up when you least expect it, leaving you feeling distressed. Getting rid of acne does not have to be strenuous, it just needs some care for your skin as well as your overall health. Here are a few simple dos and don’ts to get rid of acne.


Skin care DOs for clear acne free skin

Wash your hair regularly: This will reduce the chances of oil from your hair transferring to you skin and affecting it. Regularly washing your hair can help in preventing breakouts. Keeping the scalp free from dandruff is also important for acne free skin.

Switch to a gel based cleanser: Cream based cleansers can aggravate the issue of excess oiliness. Acne is aggravated by excess oil and cream based products so switching to a gel cleanser helps in clearing the skin and reducing breakouts.

– Choose oil-free or non-comedogenic cosmetic products. Anything that clogs pores can lead to acne so look for the non-comedogenic label when buying cosmetics.


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Meet the new face of Olay India


Hi everyone! Olay India has a new face and its one we are all very familiar with. Kajol makes a return as the face of Olay this year and earlier this week, I attended a session with her and Dr. Jaishree Sharad who is a well-known celebrity dermatologist. As a long time user of Olay Total Effects, Kajol expressed her love for the brand and its products, and also shared some of her favorite tips for beautiful skin. I’m sharing some of the insights shared by Dr. Jaishree and Kajol’s own inputs about skincare and anti-ageing below.


New face of Olay India - Kajol


  • Our skin starts changing somewhere around our mid-20s. These changes are accelerated by daily stresses, pollution, unhealthy lifestyle and other aggressors. One must notice the subtle changes to the skin in order to identify the early signs of ageing – wrinkles, dry skin, dull and uneven skin tone, dark spots and open pores.
  • A basic routine of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting your skin goes a long way in maintaining healthy skin. But to target the early signs of ageing, you need to include a gentle anti-ageing product in your routine that targets dryness, dullness and uneven skin tone. Olay Total Effects range is designed to address the first signs of ageing and it works so effectively because of its multi- vitamin complex, VitaNiacin; a unique patented combination of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, specifically formulated to help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.
  • Kajol’s top two tips for maintaining healthy, youthful skin – cleansing well before bedtime and drinking a minimum of 2.5 litres of water each day. She also talked about the importance of sun protection, something she hoped she had known when she was younger.


Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Lightweight Anti-Ageing Cream


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Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks | Review


Hi everyone! Keeping with the matte lip trend, Avon has introduced the Perfectly Matte Lipsticks which are exclusively available online at this month. These are have a creamy slip, glide easily on the lips, have a very light-weight feel and do give a clean matte finish as they claim. The lipsticks are priced at Rs 479 and are available in 10 shades. Check out my video below to see the full review + swatches of all the 10 shades. Available online at


Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks
Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks


Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick - Red Supreme
Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick – Red Supreme


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Dark Lip Look on Indian Skin | Tutorial


Hi everyone! Dark, vampy lips have been a huge trend this season and I’ve always been a little skeptical about whether I could pull off a deep, dark lip color. I finally experimented a little and found some lip shades that worked for Indian skin. Its all about balancing the bold lip with the right neutral, defining eye makeup and fresh complexion. Dark lip colors can draw out the color from the face, so a rosy blush on the cheeks helps a lot in bringing the look together. I would also suggest plum or burgundy based lip colors instead of greyish or bluish tones as they are more flattering. Hope you find this tutorial helpful!


Lipcolor is ColourPop Ellarie Lip Pencil paired with Dukes Lippie Stix. I ordered the lip products from the ColourPop website and used a forwarding service to get it shipped to India. It’s a convenient and secure way to get products shipped from overseas to India. They basically give you a US address (if you’re shipping from the USA) where you can get packages delivered from any US retailer. They then combine all your packages and ship it to your Indian address. You can pay via credit card or COD. The charges are slightly on the higher side as compared to USPS and the website could do with some upgrades but overall, its the safest way and quickest way to get brands that are not available in India. Check out to know more about how this works.
Dark Lip Look on Indian Skin | Tutorial


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Faces Creme Lip Crayon | Swatches


Hi everyone! Faces launched their Creme Lip Crayons a couple of months back and this post has been pending for a long time now! I have been wearing some of these shades often and finally got around to swatching these for you. The range contains 10 shades and these are priced at Rs 749. I love that they are retractable so you don’t have to sharpen them. I also like the colored packaging that takes the guesswork out, its very easy to locate a particular shade and storage becomes so convenient.


aces Creme Lip Crayon - Swatches


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