Hello my loves!

I know it’s been a while since a fashion post but the monsoon in Delhi has killed all my plans for a shoot. Heavy rain, EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. can really set back your shoot plans. So instead of a fashion post, I thought I should share some of my personal monsoon haircare and make up tips. A lot of you have been asking me about it by messaging me on my facebook/Instagram pages so I felt a blog post on the same was due.

Let me start with haircare. 

Okay, so I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have really unruly and wavy hair. Sometimes I feel convinced that my hair has a mind of it’s own. I have to spend hours to tame it and make it look reasonable. Although I’ve tried oiling it several times before, my hair has never been any more manageable after a wash. This year, after hearing a lot about Mustard oil and it’s benefits, I decided to give it a shot. Mustard oil (refer to the image below) is rich in certain fats that really benefit the hair if massaged well into the scalp. Although it has a very sharp, pungent smell at first, you tend to get used to it after a while.

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Procedure All I did was to simply heat the oil a bit and apply it bit by bit to my roots and then cover my strands with the left over oil. I massaged the same into my scalp and let it sit for a couple of hours. Afterwards, I simply washed off the oil with my regular shampoo and conditioner.

Result  My hair was much more manageable (refer to the first image). My strands were much straighter in appearance and quite soft. I particularly enjoyed the fact I did not have to straighten or blow dry my hair after a head wash. Honestly, it’s quite difficult to maintain a blow dry in humid weather. It’s always been a waste for me to straighten my hair in this weather as well cause it simply goes back to being wavy and frizzy in a matter of minutes. But mustard oil really helped to condition my hair and to make it look better. It’s definitely my go-to hair therapy for this season!

Getting down to the make up tips – 

I’m sure you’ve all felt that make-up and humid weather never go together. With all the excessive perspiration and the icky – sticky weather, no one really wants to pile on layers and layers of foundation and concealer. However, if you, like me, still like to add just a bit of make up to your look while keeping yourself comfortable, you can try out what I normally do.

Firstly, I try not to use foundation of any form during this season. However, if you’re not comfortable going without one, I suggest you try a very light BB Cream or CC Cream from Clinique or any other brand thats dermatologically tested. Also, make sure you apply primer before wearing the same since you want to ensure that you build a smear-proof base and to avoid perspiration. Benefit’s Porefessional Primer is my absolute favourite when it comes to maintaining skincare and getting the best out of your makeup.

Since I don’t apply a base, I simply apply a layer of Benefit’s Erase Paste in shade #2 under my eyes to cover my dark circles. Erase paste has an orange touch to it thus making it perfect to correct and conceal the dark circles and any dark spots on my face.

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After concealing my under eye area, I use my Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner  to line my eyes and to make them look more appealing and to give them definition. I love how easy it is to apply the gel eyeliner and that too in several different ways. I’m still not a pro when it comes to applying liquid eyeliner but this one is definitely made for me!

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To complete the look, I use The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick to give a natural pink tint to my cheeks and lips. This particular tint is velvety in texture and gives a very light colour when applied. In fact, i apply a significant amount of the same to get a natural looking pink glow. There are several shades available in this product and you can choose according to your preference.

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This is more or less what I do for my hair and skin during the monsoon. My suggestion – Keep yourself as natural as possible and let your body breathe 🙂