Post Scrubbing Essentials – THE FACE SHOP Moisture Emulsion

Lifestyle

If you’ve been curious what to do after exfoliating face, the main takeaway is to stay moisturized! After exfoliating, the skin is going to be at a more sensitive state than usual. This is why it’s important to give it time to recover, by allowing it to calm and repair itself with a hydrating Emulsion.

What is an emulsion, and how is it different from a moisturizer? In this blog post, I will break down everything you need to know about emulsions, a hero product in the K-beauty routine.

🌼 Emulsions are lighter versions of moisturizing creams. Unlike most heavy facial creams, emulsions are typically water-based, which means they go on lighter and thinner than creams. Emulsions absorb into the skin much more quickly and don’t sit on top of the skin the same way some creams do.

🌼 So what do emulsions do?

Emulsions offer many of the same benefits of a cream, just in a lighter formula. They’re formulated to act as a moisture lock that seals in all the hydration and benefits of your essence and serums. Many people use emulsions as a continuance of their treatment products, not just as a moisturizer.

🌼 When do you use it?

Emulsions are the in-between product between serums and creams. It’s not quite as light as a serum, but not quite as heavy as a cream. Similarly, it isn’t as concentrated as serums, but more targeted than heavy creams.

🌼 Emulsions for each skin type:

1. For very oily skin, emulsions can be an great option as your final moisturizing step before applying SPF.

2. For combination and acne-prone skin, you can use an emulsion to target oil, blemishes, and excess sebum.

3. Normal skin types can still obtain benefits from emulsion even if they don’t have a skin concern they want to target.

4. For sensitive skin, emulsions are perfect to promote healthy, nourished skin without irritating it or penetrating deep enough to provoke inflammation and redness.

5. And if you’re in my camp and struggle with dry skin, emulsions are seriously a life-saver.

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The Face Shop Moisture Lotion Tonique & Emulsion Travel Kit

🌼 Bottom Line

Just like treatment products, what emulsion you use and how you use it really depends on your specific needs. But whether you’re trying to find a lighter moisturizer for humid weather, or you’re looking for another layer of moisture to keep your skin from drying out, emulsions can certainly find a way into your routine. And, take it from me, you’ll be happy once they do.

Xoxo

~ Sanchali

 

Makeup – The secret to the perfect Brown Smokey Eye day-to-night

Artist, Lifestyle

Getting your makeup done professionally is a wonderful treat 💄❤️

I recently had Annies_Makeup give me a makeover and I loved Annie’s work so much that right after the shoot I got a makeup lesson scheduled with her.

I work in the media industry and mainly use Instagram to promote my work and others’ too, so I know it is important to credit the artist. For a working professional, someone who makes their living and pays their bills by freelancing, it’s not JUST a photo. It’s hours of hard physical and intellectual work. It’s crucial to credit the artists: explaining why it’s so important to give credit when posting their work.

So I had this wonderful session with a very young, talented & most affordable makeup artist in the island. She has a wonderful eye for color, respectfully listens to your requests, and moves throughout the getting-ready period with a calm, collected stress-free attitude.

Annie was absolutely brilliant and so lovely with myself and my family. She immediately put me at ease and listened to what I wanted in my makeup application. I trusted her immediately and was not disappointed. I never felt rushed and she took a great deal of care with my application. I felt pampered and enjoyed her company; we had some good laughs. My makeup was perfect! She gave me a brown smokey eye day-to-night look.

Here’s the final look and the step-by-step breakdown:

The 13 Products that was used to Achieve the Brown Smokey Eye Day-to-Night Makeup Look:

Step One: essence makeup primer spray.
Step Two: Maybelline Fit me foundation 220.
Step Three: Kryolan concealer wheel.
Step Four: Becca blush and highlighter.
Step Five: Kat Von D Metal crush highlighter.
Step Six: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel.
Step Seven: Revolution shadow palette.
Step Eight: Huda Beauty shadow palette.
Step Nine: Eyelashes @Bahrain Lashes
Step Ten: Gosh Arabia loose powder.
Step Eleven: Lipstick Nyx exotic peach no12

Step Twelve: Eyeliner Inglot gel black liner
Step Thirteen: Mac Cosmetics fixing spray.

I can’t wait to see Annie again for my next event and will recommend her whenever I can. For bookings, inquiries & tutorials, go follow her Instagram account Annies_Makeup

Eat Well, Travel Better – Photo Gallery

Travel and Food

All my photos organised and easy to find..

Shared some of my favorite shots taken in the last twelve months. These may not be the best shots I’ve taken but they are a small selection of my favorite ones. Got more photos in the external hard drive, will continue to update them. Click on “Eat Well, Travel Better – Photo Gallery” for the photos.

Xoxo

Beauty – Updated Top Five Favorites

Lifestyle

Hey beauty addicts! Updated Top 5 current beauty, skin & hair favorites onto my story and beauty highlights..
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I make no pretenses that I’m some beauty guru.
But after a baby and months of seeing pictures of myself and thinking, “My skin does not look 21 anymore,” I decided I was ready to take my beauty and makeup routine a little more seriously. I don’t like wearing a lot of makeup and I really don’t want it to take up very much of my time, but after months of experimenting with some different products and slowly getting the hang of how to actually wear makeup like a grown-up, here are the five products that make me happy every single morning & evening.

There are so many beauty products out there and it’s fun to experiment. I always love hearing what people are using and what product(s) they just can’t live without. Don’t forget, I want to hear from you too, so make sure to SHARE yours in the comment section below!

Best

Sanchali xoxo

The Face Shop – Travel Ready Beauty

Lifestyle

Everyone around me knows I’m the hang-up type. When I find something I like I consume it with all my heart until the love affair is over for good. Luckily there are long lasting loves that last a lifetime, but there are also shorter flings that are just as important.

These are my current favorites from The Face Shop,  the ultimate must-have skin care and beauty items for travel – the ones I’d never leave home without. There’s nothing worse than arriving at security and having your precious, full-sized products confiscated.  I hate to admit it, But I’m a fan of buying travel-size emulsion, deodorant, contact solution, toothpaste and skin products.
I’ve been using these Calendula essential moisture toner and emulsion as part of my daytime skincare routine for the past one month, and I think that’s enough time to get a good feel for them. If you’re not familiar with what Korean-style “toner” and “emulsion” are, it basically means a liquidy skin softening step (usually applied with a cotton pad or the fringes) and a very lightweight creamy lotion.

A hydrating toner emulsion that helps improve suppleness, and gives your skin a surge of moisture. The emulsion consistency is thicker than the toner’s. I only used my hands to apply these two products, and never had to use any cotton pads. The toner consistency is actually thicker than the usual watery toner, which does help moisturize my skin when the cool blast of air conditioning leaves me dried out.

The Therapy is an anti-aging skincare line that embodies a two-century-old European natural blending method from Le Marche, Italy. The use of oat seeds, marigold, bay leaf and olive extracts keep skin looking youthful.

The Therapy is bottled up with the sweat of Marches’ very own hand-made manufacturing method. This European base skincare line comes with four products from tonic treatment, formula emulsion, oil-drop-anti-aging serum and cream. The anti-aging treatment is formulated with an essential ingredient that functions as a toner and booster to even out rough and flaky skin.

Sheet masks are always my favorite option to carry during my trips and I carry a lot of them especially when I am visiting home as these are my mother’s favorite thing!

The sheet masks are fully dipped in a plain white moisturizing solution. I think the quantity of moisturizer is very good to cover up my whole face. It is a normal plain white mask, that never leaves any stain behind on face. Size of the sheet mask is good for a long face like me but with oval face, it needs effort to fit it properly. The texture nicely sticks on my face. The gel feels like a super smooth silky consistency, that is also easy to massage on face.

I keep this for around 20min on face and then massage the gel on face for around 5min and rinse it off. Sheet is full of moisturizer, that starts to penetrate in the skin nicely after few minutes. It never feels dry on skin and also it is easy to peel off from face.

After removing the mask, face feels totally moisturized and soft. It acts as an instant relief for dry skin. It hides all my dry patches and makes skin super soft. The mask feels very soothing on face and the cooling sensation provides a great relief to tired skin.

The Face Shop launched its Dr. Belmeur range a few months ago. It is a gentle Derma Cosmetics solution that uses mild plant-based ingredients + low irritant formula recommended by skin experts tailored for different skin types to achieve beautiful, healty skin that feels great.

Dr. Belmeur line uses Skin Sync formula that comes very close to our skin cell structure, which will be easily accepted by skin. Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Toner is a low-irritant clarifying moisturizer that takes care of excess oil and maintains skin’s oil and moisture balance. A must-have to achieve flawless, oil-free skin!

YEHWADAM Revitalizing Serum is a good choice if you want to re-vitalize and re-energize your skin. The first thing I noticed after using this serum is the suppleness of my skin, it feels bouncier and smoother. I just love the texture on my skin because it gives me this cooling sensation that could help in soothing my mild sensitive skin.

Been using The Face Shop Rice Water Bright and Perfume Seed collection for about a fortnight and it’s good. While it is a bit of tedious step to foam it up I love how soft and bright my skin feels post wash.

The perfume seed line penetrates to nourish and soften the skin while leaving it delicately perfumed. The Face Shop Perfume Seed Capsule Body Wash contains rose hip oil that moisturizes and removes dead skin cells. Its sweet fragrance lasts up to 15 hours.

When it comes to skin care and cosmetics, the Korean brand The Face Shop is one of the most trusted names when it comes to beauty and skincare products. Aside from getting a great and effective products, The Face Shop price is actually so affordable that you will be tempted to check out more of their products. So whether you are a newbie or a makeup enthusiast, The Face Shop cream, cleanser, and moisturizer are absolute must-haves. Check out the full price list from your trusted online shop.

Till next time!

Lancome Bi-Facil – Remove traces of the day

Lifestyle

Reviewing this pretty light blue bottle of a product – Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover called Lancome Bi-Facil.

What it is formulated to do: removes mascara and every single bit of waterproof makeup really well. As a long time user of this product, I would like to highlight some of the benefits. It removes eye makeup fairly well. The added oil leaves your eye area moisturized and not feeling dry.

Added BENEFIT: you can use such a small amount and it removes everything leaving nothing behind, one or two swipes with this #remover on a cotton ball and your eyes are clear of all applied makeup from the day.

VERDICT: Highly recommend!! Buy it larger size so you don’t have to buy very often!

A new experience unleashed – Silk-epil 9 Wet & Dry epilator

Events & Experiences

Braun celebrates the latest addition to the family “Silk-epil 9 Wet&Dry epilator” with an amazing, incredible ballet performance by pretty girls from Ballare Studio! Fell in love with the product at first sight. So will you !

@mannyleigh29 explaining to some of the bloggers (including me) & shoppers about the newly launched products!!

Honored to be a part of their celebration ✨ I so look forward to trying the new range of  super stylish Braun epilator.

Braun has done it again. Just when you thought that they have done pretty much everything in terms of design, power, and efficiency, they release the Braun Silk-Epil 9 series.

When I saw it in the event, I was in awe with it. I can’t believe that I never braved trying an epilator before now 😍

It’s ergonomically shaped. It’s really easy to hold, whether you’re removing hairs from the face, legs, bikini line, underarms and so on. It’s not heavy and its shape fitted right in the palm of my hand.

Price is not a constraint here – you just need to get the best one for a long time..