Summer Skincare Tips For Combination Skin

Heya everyone! The most annoying season of the year (i.e – Summer) has started in most parts of the world. I am someone who really, really hates summer season. My skin and I suffer a lot during these 3-4 months of summers. Sigh. Enough of my rants, let’s come back to the post. This is my 2nd #IndianBBloggersCollab with Shwetali and Sonali. We decided to write about summer skincare tips for different types of skin. My post is dedicated to beauties with combination skin whereas Sonali has written about DIY Fruit Face Packs for Oily skin and Shwetali about Morning To Night Skincare Routine for Dry skin. Do check out their posts as well. 🙂


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Review | Fuschia Lip Balm – Tropical Alphonso

Fuschia Lip Balm - Tropical Alphonso
Fuschia Lip Balm – Tropical Alphonso

Hello pretty people! 🙂 How are you all? I was very busy last week. There was a wedding at our family friend’s house so we had to attend all the functions. You guys probably know about it already since I was updating everything on my Instagram account. 😛 I caught TERRIBLE cold and fever day after the wedding got over, I’m feeling a little better now so it’s time to get back to my usual routine (i.e – Eat, Sleep, Blog, Repeat :P). I reviewed Fuschia’s Anti-Ageing Night Cream last week and today I’ll be reviewing their lip balm in “Tropical Alphonso” flavour(uhmm this name makes me crave for mangoes ?). It came with a pretty potli (draw string) pouch pictured below. ❤ Read on to know more about it  ..

Product Description

Try It • Use It • Never Lose It
Delightfully portable & refreshing hydration for lips and body. These little jars are like your best friends – you can take them anywhere, and they’ll never let you down! Perfect in a pinch for cuticles or elbows, or anywhere dry skin patches may appear. And of course, they keep your healthy lips smiling!
Natural Organic Lip Balm makes your Lips go smooth and silky, softened with the essential oils. Never greasy, never chalky, it absorbs and protects with the soothing benefit of organic beeswax. Our lip balm is not tested on animals, nor does it contain synthetic scents, flavors, parabens, or petroleum.
Pucker up! Smooth, soothe and protect lips naturally. Shea butter, natural beeswax, vitamins and natural oils protect and nourish lips, leaving them kissable soft. Lip balms are for everyone! Whether you’re a school gal, college-goer, working woman, home maker or yeah…even if you’re a guy.
Infused With 100% Natural & Vegetarian Ingredients.
Shea Butter & Kokum Butter Blended With Vitamin E Provide Extra Moisture & Antioxidants.
Directions for use: Apply to lips any time to moisturize & protect. Can be used anywhere on the body, anytime.
Fuschia Lip Balm - Tropical Alphonso
Fuschia Lip Balm – Tropical Alphonso
Price – MRP Rs.225/- (Prices may vary in different online stores) | Quantity – NA | Availability – Available on VKare Biosciences website and all other online stores
Variants Available – 7 ~ Black Currant, Cherry Caramel, Choco Butter, Peach Plush, Pomegranate, Strawberry and Alphonso.

Fuschia Lip Balm - Tropical Alphonso
Fuschia Lip Balm – Tropical Alphonso
My Take 

Alphonso Mangoes (or Hapus Aam in Hindi) are said to be the most sweetest and tastiest variant of mangoes ♥ This lip balm smells as delicious as the real mangoes! 😀 I have been using it NON-STOP ever since it reached me and I’m in love with it mostly because of its smell. 😛 It comes in a see-through tub with screw cap lid which closes tightly, I really wish it came in a stick form instead! 🙁 The product looks yellowish in the tub, but surprisingly, it is actually colourless when you swatch it! That’s why I didn’t click a swatch picture.  😛

Fuschia says that this lip balm can be used anywhere on the body and not just lips so I applied it on my dry patches and yeah,  it actually works well as a moisturizer too! Though it may feel slightly heavy if used on the whole face. If I were given an option, I’d use it as an Ittar (Yup, I won’t mind smelling like a mango) :P. Talking about its job as a Lip balm, I usually use it before sleeping (along with their Arabian Jasmine Night Cream) and leave it on overnight. It feels very smooth on my lips and heals them by the morning. It has all those ingredients like Bees Wax, Shea butter, Natural oils, etc, which help to nourish the lips. You can also use it over or underneath any lipstick to make your lips appear glossy and save them from getting dry! 🙂

What I liked about Fuschia Lip Balm – Tropical Alphonso :-
• Contains natural (and vegetarian) ingredients. You won’t be (involuntary) consuming any harsh chemicals. ^_^
• Smells M.A.G.I.C.A.L!!!!
• Heals chapped lips and protects them.
• Doubles up as a moisturizer.
• Can be used by both, men and women.
• Can be used as a clear gloss over any lipstick or underneath it, as a primer.

• The brand, Fuschia, Doesn’t test their products on animals. (Got to know about it recently, while reading the product description)

What I didn’t like about Fuschia Lip Balm – Tropical Alphonso :-

• Chapstick style packaging would have been more hygienic and travel friendly. 🙁

• It tastes bitter! Most probably due to some ingredient(s) present in it (I don’t know which one). None of us would “taste” it voluntary 😛 but you just can’t help it since it’s a lip product, it will reach your taste buds somehow :/. The brand should remove/replace that ingredient(s) which is causing the bitterness.

Will I recommend this product?

YES! #1 for smell and #2 for the Hydration part! It may sound a bit pricey if compared to other Lip balms that are currently popular in Indian market, but if you see its performance and its ingredient list, you won’t mind shelling out few extra bucks. 🙂 The tub style packaging might also be a major turn off for some.. I am hoping that they come up with revamped packaging soon!

*PR Sample

Have you tried any Lip balm from Fuschia?!  What’s your favourite flavour?! Share with me in the comments below! 🙂 (really sorry for not replying to comments on my other posts. I’ll check them out soon!)

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Fantastico Benefits Of Washing Face With Cold Water

Fantastico Benefits Of Washing Face With Cold Water

Temperature of water DOES matter when you wash your face!

Some people say that washing your face with hot water opens up the pores while cold water clogs them, but that is just a myth.. So if you think that you are doing any good by washing your face with hot water, then you might be wrong!

Hot water can irritate the delicate skin of your face and make it dry and brittle by washing off the protective oils which are naturally produced by the sebaceous glands. That is why it is recommended that you use cold or lukewarm water to wash your face!

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Review | – Medicos-V Pure Snail Silky Soothing Essential Mask

Heylo all! Are you guys enjoying the winter season? Well at least I am! I loveee winter season for so many reasons like.. cozy-cozy blankets..  sweaters.. boots.. cold mornings and hot tea..  We will discuss it some other day, let’s move on to the review now 😛 This post is about yet another sheet mask! 😀

My face is usually oily and sweaty all year around (yeah ok… I am not ashamed to say that I sweat like a pig :|) except for the few spots on my forehead and the area between my eyebrows. One fine day when I came out of the shower and went close to the mirror, I noticed that the skin around my eyebrows had become so dry that it was literally flaking off 😐 I immediately applied a moisturizer to that area but it wasn’t much of help so I decided to use this face mask later in the day. I was keeping this one for last because it has “Best Choice” written over it. 😛 

Product Description

Medicos-V manufactures skin friendly products with naturally derived ingredients.  From simple daily care to special, they develop their products to meet customers’ needs. Continuous usages of “Medicos’V” will moisturize the skin by supplying moisture and nutrition, as well as maintain a healthy skin by relieving skin.

• Mushroom extract gives rough and dull skin vitality with moisture balance.

• Snail extract and adenosine penetrate deep into skin giving nutrition with elasticity for firm skin care

• Natural cellulose sheet fits on skin providing moisture for long hours.

• Wrinkle improvement function certified

• Skin irritation testified

• Eco-friendly cellulose sheet

Price – INR Rs.118 / USD $1.80 | Quantity – 1 sheet mask with 25 ml of essence | Availability – Available on in 4 Variants | Click Here for more information

What I liked about Medicos-V Pure Snail Silky Soothing Essential Mask –

• Moisturizes and hydrates dry skin.

• The effect lasts for 2-3 days.

• Comes with a lot of extra essence.

What I didn’t like about Medicos-V Pure Snail Silky Soothing Essential Mask –

• Full list of ingredients isn’t mentioned anywhere in English.

• It is a little pricey if compared to other masks which I’ve reviewed before. (Or maybe the $ price is high at the moment lol)

Rating – 4/5

(P.S – the rating is for this specific product only. Skin18 will get 5/5 as always ♥)

Will I recommend this product?

Yes, only to people with dry skin. 

Some of you might not want to buy it because it contains snail extracts. 😛  But don’t worry, has many more sheet masks that you can try. Do pay them a visit! 🙂

*Product was sent to me by, however, my opinions are honest and unbiased.

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6 DIY Natural Homemade Skincare Products To Try

You can save a lot of money by making your own, effective skincare products at home instead of buying the expensive ones from market!

After receiving a great response on my previous post – 8 Makeup Products You Can Make By Yourself, I am writing another compilation post of DIYs and this time it is all about skincare products that we use on a daily basis.

So if you want to know about 6 DIY Natural Homemade Skincare Products then keep on reading the post!

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