Thursday, August 27, 2015

Three Soothing Body Lotions/Creams To Try for Dry, Sensitive or Itchy Skin

The weather has already started getting dry and slightly less humid lately and the skin on my body has too. While it still hasn’t gotten excessively dry or flaky yet, my legs are quite itchy and irritated by the end of the day when regular moisturizer wears off. I do love body oils to do the job effectively, but these are three really lovely body lotions that I’m switching up currently that I love. 



Lush New Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion ($22.95; lushusa.com) - Lush has a lot of hits and misses among their body care line, with quite a few hidden gems that I’ve only recently discovered. The solid body butters are a nice way to moisturize, but it is such a chore to use and very unhygienic too, so I wanted to venture into their creamy body lotions.  New Charity Pot is a hand and body lotion that feels more like a thick body butter and was recently reformulated I believe. Never tried the older version, but I quite like this one. You only need a tiny bit every time and it can get a tad greasy until it is fully absorbed. The scent is nice, but not everyone will like it. It has calmed and soothed down quite a few rough, dry patches on my elbows, knees and makes my skin super soft and healthy. I do think it is pretty expensive for what it does, but a nice luxury for dry skin and doubles up as a nice hand/cuticle cream for the night. The ingredients are good enough to use on the face too, if your skin isn’t breakout prone or too sensitive. 



First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Therapy ($30; sephora.com) - Love this stuff for my body and sometimes face too. It is fragrance-free, but I can smell a hint of something minty and medicinal in there and that doesn’t linger for too long or interfere with my perfume. The cream is a gorgeous whipped, lightweight consistency that sinks in super quick. It is very soothing on itchy, dry skin and holds in moisture well. Its an all purpose cream that I’d always like to have in my skincare stash. There’s also a lighter lotion that FAB makes, which is just as fabulous.



Curel Rough Skin Rescue ($8.99; walgreens.com; press sample) - Its a simple everyday lotion that is AHA based, fragrance-free and helps with exfoliating and hydrating dry skin. Not too sticky, absorbs fairly quickly and doesn’t smell of anything in particular- just a light medicinal scent that isn’t too overwhelming. I use this on and off only for my legs and they don’t get that much sun exposure, but if you use it all over the body, it may leave it sensitive enough to want to follow up with a sunscreen. That apart, it is quite an effective lotion that also claims to help sort many other dry skin issues associated with psoriasis and keratosis pilaris and is wallet-friendly too!




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Burberry Beauty First Kiss Glossy Lip Balm in Rose Blush No.3

Burberry Beauty First Kiss Glossy Lip Balm in Rose Blush No.3 Review, Photos, Swatches


Burberry First Kiss Glossy Lip Balms ($26; sephora.com), are a new launch and a hydrating lip treatment with a beautiful wash of color, that come in five sheer shades. 

Burberry Beauty First Kiss Glossy Lip Balm in Rose Blush No.3 Review, Photos, Swatches



The glossy balm comes in a squeeze tube with a ceramic applicator tip. I picked up Rose Blush, a shiny, rose pink with no shimmer or glitter and a very gorgeous sheer wash of pink that can be worn alone or topped off over any lipstick. The packaging is very convenient and the ceramic tip is quite nice to apply the gloss with. It can get a tad patchy, but it is also easy to even things out. While I do like the packaging, I would have preferred a sponge tip applicator, but on the plus side, this one is far more hygienic and easy to clean. The gloss balm itself is non-sticky, very glossy, quite hydrating and wears about 2-3 hours before fading completely. The formula is fragrance and lanolin free and I’m glad Burberry got rid of the cloying super strong scent. Overall, I’m really liking the new Burberry First Kiss Glossy Lip Balm and if quite sheer, glossy lip products are something you’d reach out to a lot, these are definitely nice to have.

Burberry Beauty First Kiss Glossy Lip Balm in Rose Blush No.3 Ingredients
Burberry Beauty First Kiss Glossy Lip Balm in Rose Blush No.3 Swatch

Friday, August 21, 2015

Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in Pink Heather No.106

Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in Pink Heather No.106


Burberry’s New Eye Color Creams ($30; sephora.com) are lightweight cream to powder shadows with a soft, cushion-y texture. The formula is quick and easy to blend and comes with a small, flat shader brush for application. I’m not a big fan of the brush since its very flat, thin and not very useful for this kind of texture. I have been staying away from Burberry’s cream formulas for a while after trying out a few disasters, but this one is quite a nice texture for a cream eyeshadow that I’ve been reaching out to quite a bit.

Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in Pink Heather No.106
Burberry Beauty Eye Color Cream in Pink Heather No.106
Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in Pink Heather No.106


Pink Heather is a very neutral brown with hints of mauve. There’s not too much shimmer, but a subtle glow that adds a little bit of dimension, without which the color can look totally flat. The texture is very soft, there’s very less fallout and blends easily with fingers or a fluffy brush. To pack on more color though, I would recommend a good flat shader brush. The color payoff is not the most intense, but if you like subtle washes of color and neutrals in general, the range is definitely one to check out. I can’t speak for the other shades, but Pink Heather definitely needs a good primer for longevity. It tends to vanish onto my lids after a good 4 hours or so. While not the most long lasting or extremely pigmented, I still like the ease of use and the natural looking wash of color I get from this one. The texture is quite nice too and very soft without the glitter overload! I’ll definitely be checking out another shade or two soon.

Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in Pink Heather No.106 Ingredients
Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in Pink Heather No.106
Wearing  the Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Pink Heather without primer.