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5 Recently Discovered Beauty Essentials

5 Recently Discovered Beauty Essentials
Every time I travel, I make sure to go to the pharmacies and beauty stores in the area to see what kind of different products they have. Living in India, we aren’t exposed to a wide variety of beauty products, and raiding the stores abroad seems to be the only option. I’m sharing with you some of the essentials I discovered off late, and where you can get the same or similar products, here in India!
1. Dermalogica – Overnight Clearing Gel

I have very sensitive skin that is extremely prone to random breakouts. If I use a product on my hair in the night, I will usually have a breakout on my face by morning! I’ve been looking for a good spot on treatment for my skin for a while now. I’d heard a lot about Dermalogica, and gave this gel a try. It almost works like a miracle! If you have breakout prone skin like mine, I definitely recommend this! You can get it at a Dermalogica store in your area, or order it online here.
2. Oil absorbing sheets

The weather in Mumbai is extremely humid. Many of us use our hands to wipe our faces. But what we don’t know, is that this can cause acne. If we use paper towels to absorb the excess oil from our face, our makeup doesn’t last and by the end of the day, one ends up looking like a complete mess. I found these oil blotting sheets at Sasa in Hong Kong recently, and I simply cannot do without them! They don’t smudge your make up, and are the best for Mumbai weather! You can get them at any store that sells cosmetics in your area, or order them online here or here.
3. Nail paint drying spray

Every girl knows how difficult it is to wait for your nail paint to dry. It’s almost like a catastrophe, especially when you’ve waited almost 15 minutes, and the paint on one nail smudges! This spray has been a lifesaver for me! You just have to wait a minute after applying your nail paint, spray each nail, and you’re good to go in 2 minutes after that! No smudging and you’ve saved so much time! You can buy a similar spray here if it isn’t available at a store in your area.
4. Lip Conditioner

I feel like my lips are chapped 24×7! I’m constantly using lip balms and scrubs, but somehow, every time I apply a dark lipstick, my chapped lips ruin the show! My search for the right lip balm finally ended when I tried the Mac Lip Conditioner. My lips aren’t chapped anymore, and I am absolutely addicted to it! You can get it at any Mac store in your area.
5. Scrub before shaving

Hair removal is one of the biggest stresses of my life! If you are used to waxing, I must say, you’re very brave. I tried waxing a couple of times, and realised it isn’t for me. I’m definitely one of the weaker ones who chooses the razor instead! I recently tried the Venus Gillette razors for women, and trust me, they are so much better than the SatinCare that you get at all the local drugstores! Also, use a body scrub before shaving to get rid of dead cells and your skin will be super smooth after! This body scrub is from Bath & Body Works.
Hope this post helped you!
P.S. : Please make sure to check the contents of each product in case of any allergies.


  1. Anonymous
    June 23, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    Hii aashna ! 🙂 ..
    Do u use a razor for under arms too ?
    Well as far as I know , using razors under arms can darken the skin . Is this true ?
    I tried usin razors on my hand ..but then the new hair growth was kind of thick ..so now ive switched to waxing
    -prachi .

    • June 23, 2014 / 7:57 pm

      Hi Prachi
      Yes, I use a razor for my underarms too. It doesn't darken the skin, just makes the growth thicker. But I cannot take the pain of waxing 😛

  2. Anonymous
    June 23, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Heyyy! Went through the exact same pain of trying to dry my nail paint todayy! N then ,just then came across your blog :p haha. Story of my life! Never knew this product existed. Thanks alot! Will definitely add it to my stuff! Oh and yeah loved you blog and all the things you have covered! Hope to read alot more 🙂 -pria

    • June 24, 2014 / 5:33 am

      Hi Pria. Definitely give the spray a shot! Thank for the lovely words 🙂

  3. June 23, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    I tried using clean. And clear oil flim….but could not find difference s I never knew its proper using way!!!! Tysm to explain Frm this post dat it is help full when ur with makeup…!
    Ty aashna

    • June 24, 2014 / 5:34 am

      Hi. Yes, it really makes a difference when you've got make up on! 🙂

  4. June 24, 2014 / 4:58 am

    Wow thxx aashna this post was very helpful.. plz post such more things on beauty ☺

    • June 24, 2014 / 5:35 am

      Thank you Melissa. Definitely more beauty posts coming soon! 😀

  5. June 24, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    A simple way to dry ur nail paints is even putting ur hand into cold or tap water.within no time it makes the paint dry…just in case u don't find a nail dry spray… Thanks for the share

  6. pallavi pajni
    June 26, 2014 / 5:27 am

    i too hv breakouts smtyms..nd d mst annoying thing is the scars..cn u plz suggest me a facewash?? nd dat dermelogica cream is to be applied only on the spots or whole face??

    • June 26, 2014 / 5:44 am

      Hi Pallavi. Try the Clinique Mild face wash and the anti blemish toner. Works for me 🙂 And yes, the dermalogica is a spot on treatment 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Hi aashna.
    Can u plz tellme which cleanser and toner to use??

    • June 29, 2014 / 6:44 am

      Hi. I use the mild facial cleanser and anti blemish toner from Clinique 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    Do you use a razor for the eyebrows too ? Or do you thread them off ?

    • June 29, 2014 / 6:45 am

      I don't use razors on my face. Only threading 🙂

  9. June 30, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Where can I find clinique mild face wash in Mumbai??

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2014 / 6:04 pm

      Inorbit mall malad clinique store

    • July 1, 2014 / 5:32 am

      There are Clinique stores all over. You could check online and find a store near your area 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    July 7, 2014 / 6:04 am

    Hii Aashna i just wanted to tell that your blog is amazing i just loved it 🙂

  11. Anonymous
    July 8, 2014 / 8:39 am

    How do u remove ur facial hair? Do u thread them off? Please reply

    • July 8, 2014 / 8:45 am

      Hi. Yes, I thread my upper lips and eyebrows, and bleach the rest 🙂

    • Anonymous
      July 8, 2014 / 9:46 am

      Tysm aashna:) I really love your blog❤️

  12. Anonymous
    July 8, 2014 / 9:45 am

    Whenever I thread my upper lip I notice a colour difference..it looks damn weird what can be done? Should I opt for laser? Please help

    • Anonymous
      July 8, 2014 / 5:13 pm

      Please reply

  13. July 9, 2014 / 3:48 am

    Hi. What do you mean by colour difference? Also, laser is a good option if you want to go for it 🙂

  14. Anonymous
    July 10, 2014 / 7:52 am

    Hey what do you do for dark circles?

    • July 17, 2014 / 6:16 am

      I use the Clinique All About Eyes serum. It just reduces puffiness though. Dark circles can only be eliminated with clinical procedures.

  15. August 16, 2014 / 8:22 am

    Hey aashna! U look damn prettyyyy �� i just wanted to ask you if thered a solution for oily skin? ��

  16. Anonymous
    August 30, 2014 / 7:51 am

    Hi aashna, i have darker tone of skin around my mouth than rest of the face(mostly upperlip). Plus i have huge dark circles. Dont know what to do about it. Because of it, the lipsticks i wear look really bad on me.

  17. Anonymous
    September 8, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    Hey aashna, I too use razor like u but I usually end up getting many cuts which later leads to black spots. Is there anything I can do yo avoid these cuts and reduce the spots

  18. January 12, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Which foundation u use? Which camera u use for ur blogging pic? Its so flawless. Do u edit the pic before uploading?

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