Summer Skincare for Dry Skin and Super Dry Weather

When I moved to Dubai 3 years ago no one told me that my normal, supple skin will dry out like a grape left in the sun and become a raisin. It took me a while to start buying products for ‘dry and sensitive skin’ and even longer to accept this change.

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Product Review: Lavender Water by Kama Ayurveda

Who doesn’t love a fine water mist? up the organic question up a bit and let me introduce you to one of many good things Modern India has introduced me to. This is an uber luxury ayurveda brand named Kama Ayurveda . They deliver worldwide (not to Dubai unfortunately 😦 ) and I went absolutely crazy at the store because currency exchange rates people!!

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Contour like you mean it!

FACT: 12 year olds know how to contour.

FACT: I turned 30 this March but today is the first day I bought a contour kit.

PROBLEM 1: I am Indian, which means my skin is brown. Plus, I am a big girl which means i have a round face. I searched through youtube for a video for round faces and this one by Cody Wren hit the spot! When I tried with my beautiful Cocoa Contour from Too Faced, I was disappointed that the colors were too light for my skin, I had to apply a lot of it to get any semblance of contouring, I feel like it is designed for caucasian skin but I can’t deny that it smells beautiful. It has a light texture and comes with a soft kabuki brush perfect for clean sweeps. Once I declare myself a contouring pro, I will try the Cocoa Contour Deep, maybe it will work better.

Who would have known there are so many steps in contouring? I don’t have concealer or setting powder! Apparently even Wiki How tells you how either all your products should be powder or cream not both. But here I am with a new cream foundation, powder blush and powder contour! Go figure!

Anyhoo, 1st try, do you think I managed anything? I think I managed to get some color, the blue dress pic is without contouring and the one on the right is with.


  1. My BB cream by Givenchy is thick and of a lighter shade, I am surprised the Sephora webstore is not showing it because I picked it up from Sephora. Anyway, it is really good. It’s thick but light enough. I used that for a concealer under the eyes.
  2. I used my Cocoa Contour from Too Faced for contouring. First I used the light cocoa on the bb cream to pretend that together they are a concealer, and then Medium Cocoa and tons of Dark Cocoa to give myself some cheekbones.
  3. Because it was a midnight experiment, I didn’t put foundation before. But I bought the Giorgio Armani Luminous Skin Foundation, will review it after I have used it for a few days. This is the one for dry skin!
  4. As blush I used Orgasm by NARS. The world has been right about this one. This is a shade for anyone and everyone. Even on my Indian skin, just a pop of it was enough!
  5. On my lips, was Melted Chocolate by Too Faced in Chocolate Milkshake. The shades seem lighter on the lips than on the swatches.

PROBLEM 2: Contouring the nose. Ugh, I have a pug nose, contouring this needs skills, but I learnt quickly that I should steer clear of it, because bad contouring left me looking like my nose is a button I breathe through.

(Note to self: This is a public blog, not your bedroom, dress better next time you wish you take a picture. )

Product Review: Melted by Too Faced

Beauty haul this month was not easy on the pocket. But surely my lips are happy!!

In Dubai, summers are like winters. Long and dry. Lips constantly chapping and I take no step without a lip balm in hand. I have also lost my interest in bright colors, am completely in love with my first Melted Lipsticks by Too Faced.

Not only do they really melt on your lips, they don’t dry up like other matt lipsticks. They are creamy and yet the colors are rich. Did I forget to mention they smell delicious?

Absolutely in love! Worth the money! Tho I am not sure if I would buy bright colors in this, the color seems to be highly pigmented and I feel a brighter color may just look too thick.sohini loves.jpg

Brow Wow No

I decided I needed to pay more attention to my eyebrows. “They define you said my friend.” So I bought an eyebrow pencil from Bourjois which has a brush on top and got down to getting tutored on Youtube. beautybuzz-oct1-2.jpg

Have any one of you seen the videos? The first one began by cutting her brows, I considered that for a bit but didn’t pull through which, I think is a good decision. I have big, full, naturally arched eyebrows. I bear excruciating pain once in six month to get them cleaned but I have never done anything more with them.

Give a woman a color pencil irrespectively, she will want to color. So I decided, I needed to ‘fill in’ my brows. BAD decision. Taking that color off may have resulted in me loosing some hairs up there.