My Summer Skin Essentials

This time of the year, I’m sure every high/low maintenance lady has a set pattern for her summer go-to’s for skin, makeup and attire, it’s necessary to for the purpose of building up endurance for the heat and well..we just love preparing for any season don’t we? It’s important to have those must-haves all set and ready to be pounced upon day/night.

As far as my skin care goes being in my mid-twenties (yep, hate saying that) and a stay-at-home lady, I have a fuss free routine day and night. I just lurrrrveee washing my face though along with keeping that fresh summer glow. Here is what I go for.

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from left; TBS Coconut Body Butter, TBS Shea Lip Butter, Neutrogena Fine Fairness day moisturizer with SPF, St Ives Apricot Scrub, Neutrogena Spot Treatment, Care + Witch Hazel solution, Saeed Ghani rose water, Neutrogena Light Night Cream, Neutrogena Foot Cream, TBS Shea Whip Body Lotion

Firstly, no this is not sponsored my husband had stocked up my nightstand and bath drawer when we got married 6 months ago and I came over to Islamabad.. 🙂  I’m blushing, okay so these are my necessities, during the mid or by the I may switch a few things in and out but I’m pretty sure it  will stay this way at least this season.

TBS Coconut Body Butter: I have reviewed this earlier, I used it like holy water during winter all and now I’m finding it ideal as a cuticle treatment whenever I’m free.

TBS Shea Lip butter: I suffer from dry chapped lips all round the year and this not helps with that but also freshens up the natural lip color. Ah-mazing.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Day moisturizer with SPF: This is thick and heavy I won’t disregard that, but it also works. SPF is necessary wether in-doors or out and though this gives me a totally greasy finish I don’t mind it because honestly I don’t apply makeup in the morning or afternoon, therefore this after toner it fine with me. (Though washing this off feels so good and light!!) Things we do..?!

St Ives Apricot Scrub: Like I said, I like the summer glow and its only possible with regular exfoliation. This is a cult product among drugstore skincare lovers and why shouldn’t it be, it does the job pretty well.

Neutrogena spot treatment: For ASAP control of any zits, it’s to be applied on the specific area only. It’s not mind blowing but it works.

Care + Witch Hazel: I have only good things to say about this! Witch hazel is a herb that helps against acne and has a cooling effect on the skin and this does just and so much more. It says on the bottle that its a toner and can be used to  remove makeup and that’s how it became my ‘its-affordable-and-magical’ product. It is as thin as a toner, as light as water and does what it says. Nuff said.

Saeed Ghani Rose water: I am not partial to rose water brands, find them all the same this just happened to be the one I have right now. Rose water in general in summers is heavenly to me. A spritz every now and then I’m kept fresh.

Neutrogena Foot Cream: Summer=open shoes season, need those feet to look soft and looked after. This does the job for me because of it’s glycerin content that penetrates hard skin. A must-do at night before I sleep.

Neutrogena Light Night Cream: This is basically water whipped up to be a cream I don’t know how. It’s nice, light and perfect for humid nights as my skin absorbs it quickly. Come morning, my skin is supple and soft.

TBS Shea Whip Body Lotion: I need lotion round the year, they just need to vary in consistency according to season. This is perfectly light for summer months, it’s absorbed quickly but does the job and actually nourishes

This is what hopefully I’ll be working around if my skin behaves or else there will be a few in’s and out’s that will be essential but temporary, I hope you found this interesting, its nothing grand and OTT but it suits me so I guess the simpler the better is my motto here, though I do read alot and aspire to try a few things but for now baby steps =) let me know your summer necessities..I’d love to know! Takecare.

Here we go…I have another for you

I am not being pompous, just another beauty junkie..though some may feel that I am showing off trust me this acccumalation is over a few trips and orders and wanted to show it to you..I like to look at such posts too you know so this is for those like me. IMG_5052

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from left; Essence Circus highlighter, Essence matte bronzer for brunettes, MUA Undressed Skin Highlighter

from left; Color studio nail polishes in Black Crackle,  Love Story, Deep Undercover & Electrique. NX nail polish in Berry Berry, LA Colors nail polishes in Sea Siren, Splash & Fiji Purple

from left; Color studio nail polishes in Black Crackle, Love Story, Deep Undercover & Electrique. NX nail polish in Berry Berry, LA Colors nail polishes in Sea Siren, Splash & Fiji Purple

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from left; MUA undressed me too eyeshadow palette, Essence Kajal Pencil, Etude skin fit kajal in Black, Essence mascara 2in1 volume, MUA power pout Crazy in Love, Color Studio Haute Glosses in Rougue & Vegas

from left; Freeman dead sea minerals face mask & Himalaya Clarifying mud mask

from left; Freeman dead sea minerals face mask & Himalaya Clarifying mud mask

It is alot I know, though I don’t need to justify…I can only say that these are accumalated small purchases made over a period of time to satisfy a god-awful itch in the palm of my hand, safe to say now is that I’m broke (again) and since summer is here my next concentration will be on clothes..we have indulgences and here I am sharing mine. Takecare =)