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Piiia Tyaagi

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More than Diamonds, More than Gold!!!

Luxury is not sold its earned , and these skincare products are worth more than diamonds . There are many products from luxury skincare lines but there are a few that actually work and have the ingredients that will make you glow like gold and shine like a diamond , very soon we shall have a post on skincare products that have the most unique ingredients but for today we have the gems of Luxury skincare .

LA PRAIRIE
Platinum rare Cellular Cream

This gorgeous jar that almost looks like a crystal itself with the dimensional precision design actually contains Platinum . La Prairie’s Platinum rare Cellular Cream contains Platinum peptides rich in antioxidants and provides an invisible veil that helps maintain moisture, promoting long-lasting hydration.The consistency of the cream is rich and is a perfect product for a PM ritual , for a lighter option La Prairie’s Platinum rare serum is a better pick.

SISLEY
Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream

This product from Sisley , Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream is a must have for all those who have dry skin problems and you will not be disappointed .The fragrance of this cream is so delicious it feels like a bed of roses on skin . It contains Alkekengi calyx extract, Padina pavonica extract ,Hibiscus flower extract to increase the complexion radiance,Alpine Rose extract, rich in powerful antioxidants , essential oils of Rose, Magnolia and Geranium to invoke your senses . Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream will hydrate your skin and leave it plump like never before .

LA MER
Genaissance de Serum Essence

This serum by LA MER is a scientific miracle in a bottle and the technological procedure was discovered by Max Huber , it was discovered that there were crystals being formed from this miracle broth and after many trials this bottle of Genaissance came to us . This serum adds back lost lustre to your skin and you will see the that the sheen on your skin comes back .The serum gets soaked into the skin and this bottle of crystal broth can be added to both AM and PM routines.

LA PRAIRIE
Cellular Concentrate Pure Gold

This brand LA PRAIRIE makes it twice in this list,and this is the golden glow bottle. This serum is for the tired skin that needs back resilience and i had to try this on my mom . This works wonders to the skin and LA PRAIRIE Cellular Concentrate is infused with pure gold.My mom’s skin looked tighter and more radiant on the 2 weeks of this product trial . So you want to gift the golden mother this golden concentrate this birthday ?

Orchidée Impériale
The Longevity Concentrate

Orchidée Impériale is a rare flower that foils time . This serum smells strong and the fragrance can be lingering for quiet sometime , the texture of this serum and the packaging are both to die for .This serum is for the more mature skin types and i had to use it on my mom to see results.This serum added back even tone and more refined look to her skin .Guerlain Orchidée Impériale is a winner if your skin has aged and you want a drop of life back to your skin everyday

DIOR
L’Or de Vie

Dior L’Or de Vie serum is highly concentrated in Yquem Sap, it delivers the ultimate hydration. The skin is strengthened and becomes more resistant . Within application of few days the skin appears plump and toned.Dior L’Or de Vie serum helps to reconstruct the skin and glow from within .

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SUMMER READY WITH SKINCEUTICALS

Skinceuticals has always been one of the leading performance brands , the product output is the only marketing they have done so far.

Summer heat has been rising and has been damaging skin beyond measures . In today’s post we are combating summer with one of the leading and most promising dermatological brand Skinceuticals . The cosmetic industry is buzzing with new launches everyday but there are a very few brands that actually care about the users skin . Skinceuticals is the one of the only few brands that makes sunscreens without any cancer causing ingredients, also it was one of the first brands to formulate the Tocopherol and Ascorbic Acid serum formulation to produce an antioxidant protection to skin with its CE Ferulic. So let’s start on how we can get basic protection for summer with this brand and this post is for ALL skin types .

Step 1 :

SERUM

SKINCEUTICALS HYDRATING B5 GEL

The key is to start with using the lighter most product and pressing it into the skin. This serum is an oil free hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid that replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion . This serum is a boon to the oily skin type and those who have acne prone skin as this serum is oil-free and sinks into the skin without any residue . This hydrating serum deeply moisturizes skin and leaves the skin supple with a glow .

Step 2 : ( OPTIONAL )

EYE SERUM

SKINCEUTICALS AOX+ EYE GEL

This step is optional and can be used by the more patient lot and those who really want to invest in skincare . This is an antioxidant eye serum in a lightweight gel that provides advanced environmental protection around the eyes while reducing the look of puffiness, visible signs of fatigue, and under eye circles. This serum is formulated with 5% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), 1% phloretin, and 0.5% ferulic acid that is perfectly safe and is an effective antioxidant for the sensitive eye zone .

Step 3 : ( OPTIONAL FOR DRY SKIN )

MOISTURIZE

SKINCEUTICALS DAILY MOISTURE

This is a lightweight face moisturizer and comes for two skin types normal to oily skin and for Dry skin . This moisturizer hydrates, nourishes, and helps reduce the appearance of pore size. This moisturizer is formulated with an exclusive combination of vitamin E, three nutrient-rich algae extracts, and a blend of seven botanical extracts to protect and leave skin soft without a greasy residue.

Step 4 :

PROTECT WITH SUNSCREEN

SKINCEUTICALS FUSION UV DEFENSE SPF 50

This is one of my all time favorite sunscreen and i use it when I am out for longer durations and the most standout feature about this sunscreen is it has universal skin tint . This is a tinted sunscreen fluid with 100% mineral filters provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, while promoting natural radiance and a more even skin tone. This sunscreen is formulated with high protection zinc oxide, artemia salina, a plankton extract known to increase skin’s resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress.

Step 5:(Optional)

EYE SPF

SKINCEUTICALS PHYSICAL EYE UV DEFENSE SPF 50

This step is completely optional and is for those who have highly sensitive eye zone and have the problem of product running into eyes . This spf for eyes from Skinceuticals is an all mineral , ophthalmologist-tested sunscreen that defends, enhances, and optimizes the entire eye area, including the eye lid. It gives an amazing skin tint and most importantly doesn’t run into the eyes or cause stinging.

So here we are summer ready with Skinceuticals in simple 5 steps and this AM ROUTINE is perfect for all skin types and will keep you protected and radiant this summer .

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BEST FACIAL CLEANSING OILS 2017

Cleansing is the basic core routine of any skincare ritual and with an extra deep cleansing oil it is perfected . Cleansing oils have changed the cleansing game for good , the oils not only melt away the makeup with ease but also add back the right moisture while cleansing . Cleansing oils can be directly used or post the usage of a makeup wipe , after the cleansing oil has been washed away, comes the foam wash which we shall talk about in another post. Today i am sharing with you the best cleansing oils that you can buy for your skin type .

BELIF
Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched

This mineral oil free, synthetic fragrance free light gel cleansing oil effortlessly dissolves make-up .Belif cleansing gel oil contains natural Olive and Macadamia oils,Semen Benincasae extracts that deeply cleanse the skin and nourishes it with the antioxidant properties. It also contains sweet flag herb that makes skin silky smooth .

SK-II
Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil

SKII has become a cult brand after the success of the essence ,The cleansing oil from SKII is not far behind . This cleansing oil cleanses and also clears water-proof makeup. It contains wild rose extract and pitera emulsified with water which lifts away all the makeup and leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh .
-Pitera: A blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime, enhancing the renewal of the skin’s outer layer.

TATCHA
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is rich in oleic acid and is an amazing product for dry skin to normal skin.Cleansing usually hurts dry skin and mature skin but this oil will add moisture while you cleanse and make your skin glow . Camellia oil is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, D, and E and nourishing Omegas 3, 6, and 9. This featherweight botanical oil has been prized in Asia for centuries for its superb moisturizing and antioxidant activity.Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil also contains green tea, rice, and algae which detoxifies skin and leaves it looking radiant .

LANEIGE
Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil

LANEIGE
Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil is perfect for sensitive skin, oily and acne prone skin as it contains virgin coconut oil and soothing mugwort.This oil melts away the most stubborn, long-wearing makeup, minimizing the look of pores. It also contains a blend of aloe, lavender, lemon verbena, chamomile, centella, and marshmallow helps to absorb excess oil, leaving behind a clear cleansed complexion without oily residue.

INNISFREE
Green tea balancing cleansing oil

This cleansing oil from Innisfree is again ideal for all skin types as it is formulated with fresh green tea water squeezed out from organically grown fresh green tea leaves rich in amino acids and minerals that moisturize and brighten skin that’s become dehydrated by cleansing. The best part i love about this brand is all the ingredients used are grown away from a pollution free environment at the Jeju island.

THE FACE SHOP
RICE WATER BRIGHT
Light Cleansing Oil

This is one of my favorite cleansing oils as it is very light and not as oily and is ideal for sensitive skin .Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is enriched with jojoba oil and doesn’t strip your skin’s moisture . Its also melts away waterproof makeup and adds back moisture each time you cleanse your skin.

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BEST FACE MASKS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN 2017

The skin type that we all dread “Sensitive Acne prone skin” and yet its so difficult to find HG products for this skin type . The issues that this skin type deals with varies from one individual to another ,and so the products must be picked with utmost self observation . The basic care or treatment one can start with is by using a decongestant face mask . This is what The Beautypia has got it covered for you , the best face masks for acne prone skin that will decongest your clogged pores and prevent acne.

T.L.C Sukari Baby facial
This face mask Baby facial is formulated at a pH level of 3.5 – 3.6 with a blend of 25% AHA and 2% BHA including glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric and salicylic acids . This mask may seem harsh with many acids but this is that weekly treatment that can clear up all the gunk underneath your skin debris and unclog clogged pores ,with a balanced pH you don’t have to worry about your skin over drying . DE Baby facial uses an ancient Ayurveda secret for brightening in form of chickpea flour along with antioxidants such as matcha tea, apple fruit and milk thistle to detoxify skin.

ORIGINS CLEAR IMPROVEMENT

This mask is one of my personal favorites. ORIGINS
Clear improvement mask contains Bamboo Charcoal that seeps deep within skin and extracts pore-cloggers which cause acne ,it also contains White China Clay that will detoxify skin and purify the pores. This is one mask that will not sing much but does the task of purifying skin and makes sure you don’t sleep with clogged pores that can cause breakouts .

SKINCEUTICALS
Clarifying Clay Masque

Clarifying clay masque contains kaolin, bentonite blended with high quality earth clays that absorb excess oil and purify skin.The masque is formulated with a blend of malic, lactic, tartaric, citric, and glycolic acids that exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent formation of new acne . The best part with this mask is it will not cause an inflammatory reaction as it contains Aloe and chamomile that calm and soothe the skin.

DECIEM
Flavanone Mud

If you head to their page you can ready a very very fancy description of this Flavanone Mud mask . A very simple descriptive that i am gonna give you here , it is a mud mask that will decongest your skin and leave it hydrated in one line. Flavanone Mud approaches decongestion in three phases ,Purifying Phase,Protective Phase and Responsive Phase . This mask is perfect for a weekly treatment of decongestion that will give you a supreme clean smooth supple feel to skin , the acne will appear less inflamed and calmed .

GLAMGLOW
SUPERMUD® CLEARING TREATMENT

The Glamglow Clearing Treatment is again one of my all time must haves The potent mud formula with Activated-X charcoal refines and purifies the skin to give a glowing complexion . This mud definitely helps in recurring breakouts and can be used as a spot treatment .It has
ACNECIDIC-6™ 4.4% a blend of AHA and BHA acids for clearer-looking skin and powerful flavonoids derived from real pieces of eucalyptus leaf.

PETER THOMAS ROTH THERAPEUTIC SULFUR MASQUE

This sulfur masque has 10% Sulfur as the key ingredient that exfoliates skin’s surface with natural Sulfur that absorbs excess oil and help purify clogged pores,it also contains purifying Kaolin ,Bentonite Clays. The sulfur dries out active acne , clears up and helps prevent acne.The mask also contains Aloe Vera that calms and soothes skin .

in Make Up, Product Reviews

BEST BLUSHES FOR SUMMER 2017 – ALL SKIN TONES

And just with a swoosh of a brush ,a hint of a blush add color and definition to your cheeks . Blush is all you need to make you look happy with a smile on your face . The perfect color and the perfect blush type is what you need to make you glow with joy this summer . Its time to store away all your fall blushes at the back of your makeup storage and bring out your natural flush tones .Its a task to find the perfect blush shade for that natural flush look for summer to pick from corals,nudes,orange-nudes . Being a blush addict i have so many blush palettes myself but only few shades look perfect for summer . So here are a few blushes that you can buy and you will fall in love with this summer.

MILANI
Berry Amore

Milani cosmetics Berry Amore is a glistening pigmented and highly buildable blush. Its adds a perfect cheeky pop of color to every skin tone. Sunbaked on Italian terracotta tiles this shade is a winner for a beet summer look .

GLOSSIER
Cloud Paint -Beam

Cloud Paint has a pillowy, gel-cream formula that blends into the skin like a dream . Cloud paint is seamless, sheer, and buildable and one cannot go wrong with the application , i have always been a fan of cream blushes as they blend into the skin and add no extra texture to skin .This shade beam from Glossier cannot go wrong on any day .

IT COSMETICS Confidence in Your Glow – Nude glow

If you are one person who doesn’t like a lot of baggage , Confidence in Your Glow – Nude glow is gonna make you very happy.This blush performs as it looks ,it has fresh orange scent to the powerful vitamin C-infused radiance-boosting brightening formula, anti-aging ingredients and talc-free, ultra-luxe pigments.It is combined with proprietary Drops of Light Technology™, your skin will feel instantly softer and smoother with a younger, airbrushed appearance .It has three shade gradient in one pan ,the highlight ,the blush and the warmth.

TARTE COSMETICS
Amazonian clay 12-hour blush – Peaceful

This is gonna be one of my personal favorite and a cult favourite blush of all time , i guess i almost have all limited edition sets of Tarte. The blush is formulated with Amazonian clay which is nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear,mineral pigment that soothe & soften skin ,vitamin E that contains natural preservative that also acts as an emollient & antioxidant. The shade peaceful has the peachy coral pink finish which is perfect for summers .

THE BALM COSMETICS
INSTAIN – Argyle

theBalm ’s long-wearing ,staining powder blush Instain in the shade Argyle is so perfect for summer that it almost looks like a natural flush . The plus on wearing this blush is its really long wearing and wont wear off during the day , it comes is a cardboard light packaging and is very convenient to toss it in your bags .

BOBBI BROWN
SHIMMER BLUSH – Coral

Bobbi Brown’s shimmer coral blush is what you need for shimmery flushed glowy cheek , the micro shiny pigments give the perfect shine in summer that cannot go wrong with any look . .

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Best moisturizers for Summer 2017

Yes love you need to get a new one !
A different moisturizer must be used for summer , if you really love your skin . The skin texture and sensitivity changes with season and so must our skincare products . A moisturizer is the essential most component of our skincare routine and is one product that you must change this summer along with your spf . Its very important to maintain the pH level of skin as the skin is constantly sweating and has high tendency to breakout in summer, also we need slick moisturiser to avoid makeup meltdown . The following are some amazing oil free moisturizers that will provide perfect hydration minus the oily stickiness that the hot climate triggers in summer.

TATCHA
The water cream

This pot as pretty as it looks has all the goodness packed inside,Tatcha water cream is an oil free moisturizer that that provides skin optimum hydration with the secret of Japanese ingredients working wonders on your skin.
. It contains Japanese wild rose that tightens pores and smooths skin texture; Japanese leopard lily helps control excess oil and purify skin by supporting natural skin turnover; and hadasei-3—an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice, and algae—restores healthy-looking radiance. The formula imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.

ORIGINS ZERO OIL
Oil free moisturizer with saw palmetto and mint

If you have been suffering with acne or breakouts lately ,this is the moisturizer you have been looking for .This lightweight, oil-free, hydrating lotion with skin-clearing Saw Palmetto, refreshing Mint and pore-minimizing Salicylic Acid instantly reduces shine, refines skin texture and creates a smooth, matte finish .The Salicylic Acid will make sure its working on acne ,saw palmetto shall be controlling excess oil production which reduces shine and can help prevent breakouts.

KATE SOMERVILLE
Oil Free Moisturizer

Kate Somerville has been delivering products that have worked wonders on problematic skin .Formulated without parabens or fragrances, this face moisturizer provides instant hydration and tightens pores for a flawless feel .It contains essential amino acid derivatives that diminish the appearance of fine lines while the algae-Based tighteners help to tone and tighten the appearance of skin.

BOSCIA
Green Tea Oil-free Moisturizer

This moisturizer has the goodness of Japanese green tea that when applied topically reduces sebum production
and inflammation from acne-causing bacteria.Burdock Root provides a matte texture for flawless makeup application
and a complex of algae extracts that protects skin from new damage caused by environmental pollution.

MURAD
Skin Perfecting Lotion

The main concern as the temperature rises is the probability of breakouts increases ,this oil-free moisturizer makes skin smooth while providing hydration and keep blemishes at bay ,it minimizes the appearance of pores, refines texture, and soothes redness and irritation for healthier-looking skin.

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BETWEEN PRE PMS AND POST PMS IS A LITTLE LIFE

Hey Babble Bees…
Lemme me start by being honest that i am pms’ing as i am writing this but what is worse is my bff is pms’ing with me.As sweet as it may sound it’s the most difficult time of the month, No not because of the PMS its because of the BFF .
I should be habituated by now but somehow my inner hope doesn’t die , she is an extremist and goes into a shell all through before the PMS , after the PMS and also there is the actual PMS in between , she is a complete different person and at least 9 times a year i have to deal with her disappearing act . Its like the person whom you converse with 24×7 is suddenly gone , and i cannot even fight with her .
My hormones have been attending the royal ball and if the back ache wasn’t enough I have been having hormonal breakouts . The week just got crazy with BFF having extreme mood swings ,my breakouts and also boo is out travelling , a little chance to go out to the movies is gone with him .
Do any of you have friends who treat you like a stress ball when they PMS ???

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Do facial oils work on acne prone or sensitive skin ?

It all started with a popular belief that oils are amazing for oily skin and acne prone skin as oils moisturize the skin and prevent excess secretion of sebum . I am sure it must be a post just like the one i am writing now that went viral and thus the statement became a belief.
Being a big fan of facial oils , the benefit of any facial oil that is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants are endless . Its a boon for those who can use facial oils and enjoy the results of nature’s liquid gold that will detoxify skin , repress free radical formation , prevent premature aging ,moisturize skin deeply,reduce pigmentation,lighten blemishes and leave a lasting glow.

But its not the same for people with acne prone skin and sensitive skin , the fatty acids present in any of these facial oils are dense and dont breakdown easily, resulting in congested pores ,enlarged pores , formation of white heads , breakouts and cystic acne.
After trying almost every oil in the market , I am almost on the verge of giving up on facials oils for our genre . Josie Maran Argan oil , Virgin coconut oil ,Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil , Sunday Riley Artemis , Rodin ,Clarins Santal Oil , I am only left out with Tatcha’s Camelia Oil and Tarte Maracuja oil. So , watch this space if i happen to find the HG facial oil for sensitive and acne prone skin.

CONCLUDES :-

Its alright if you cannot find “your” holy grail facial oil while all your friends rave about their favorites and benefits , switch to water based moisturizers and oil-free antioxidant serums.

Oils might be very tricky and cause skin congestion for a good 30 days. So, whenever you try an oil for your sensitive skin / Acne prone skin
• Make sure you try it under you chin area for 10 days
• Buy an oil that is plant based which is rich in Linoleic acid
• Avoid nutty oils rich in oleic acid
• Apply oils only 4 days a week
• Use a good cleanser every morning to get rid of any oil deposits
• Avoid using oils twice a day and add it to your PM routine instead.

Hoping to find a oil that is good for sensitive skin and that wont cause breakouts , the hunt is still on.

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Best Affordable Brush sets that you will love

All we girls who are struck by the the new launches of glitter and glosses every week now know that we go bankrupt every month buying the oh so expensive makeup . The purchase of the 60$ highlighter and the 50$ eyeshadow palette is followed by the purchase of the perfect brush to apply it. I feel the pain girls , i feel it , and by the time we are sorted with the purchase of the latest palettes and their brushes , BAM comes another holy highlight palette .
So here are a few brush sets that will stand by you through thick and thin and all under 50 $ .

SET 684 – 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET – MORPHE

Priced for $ 39.99 , this brush set has got it all ,name it and you find it in the wrap . This set of morphe brushes is pefrect and will fit your bill .

SEPHORA COLLECTION
Mini Deluxe Charcoal Antibacterial Brush Set

This set contains:
– Concealer brush
– Angled blush brush
– Precision sweep brush
– Shadow brush
– Angled shadow brush
– Foundation brush
– Carry case

A perfect brush set from Sephora priced at 42$ , the charcoal infused bristles are worth every bristle .

Real Techniques
Enhanced Eye Set

Set Includes:

Medium Shadow Brush: wide + flat with tapered bristles to softly sweep + blend powder or cream shadows
Essential Crease Brush: soft, tapered design for effortless shaping using powder or cream shadows
Fine Liner Brush: the ultimate tool for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner
Shading Brush: short + dense for max color pickup and even distribution
Lash Separator: metal comb to help separate mascara clumps
Brush Cup: keeps brushes organized on your counter

These Real techniques brushes are just amazing and all priced for $19.99 ,what else could we ask for ?

e.l.f. Cosmetics
Silver 11 Piece Brush Collection

Set includes 11 studio brushes, with limited edition silver handles:

Eyeshadow Brush
Complexion Brush
Small Angled Brush
Blending Brush
Fan Brush
Powder Brush
Small Precision Brush
Crease Brush
Flawless Concealer Brush
Blush Brush
Eyebrow Duo Brush
Water-Resistant Case

And this beauty from e.l.f is priced for $30.00 , we are more than happy to have brushes wrapped in silver .

IT COSMETICS
Your Superheroes Full-Size Travel Brush Set

Includes:

Unstoppable Powder: Plush, large domed brush head for even powder application
Seamless Foundation: Dense, tapered brush head in flat paddle shape
Effortless Crease: Narrow, tapered head designed to fit into the crease of the eye
Smoothing Concealer: Small thin, tapered flat brush head great for getting into small hard to reach areas of the face
Absolute Shadow: Small, soft rounded head designed for the delicate eye
Flawless Liner & Brow: Firm, flat angled brush

If you are not a fan of their cc cream yet ,these IT Cosmetics brushes will leave you spell bound for 50$ .

Real Techniques
Flawless Base Set

As the eye starter kit this flawless base kit from http://www.ulta.com/flawless-base-set?productId=xlsImpprod15361243# is priced for $19.99 and are all you need when you want your face game strong

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