I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to beauty routines. I have combination skin and as long as I cleanse it twice a day and stay away from heavy lotions, it’s good. Not necessarily great, but definitely good.
However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to check out how other pretty women maintain their skin. I am not particularly fond of makeup, therefore, I stay away from makeup tutorials. However, I’m all for beauty routines and good advice. You never know when it may come in handy. Like the time I read up about Manuka honey and then recommended the heck out of it to anyone who had acne.
So without much ado, here are my top five beauty bloggers:
1. Vbeauty by Vasudha Rai
When Varun Rana, ex-fashion features director of Harper’s Bazaar India recommended Vasudha Rai’s newly launched beauty blog on his Facebook feed, I knew I had to check it out. And it was worth it. It’s one of the few blogs I read regularly. She uses premium products and tells you why it’d be really good for you too. She also has a Youtube channel with make-up and beauty tutorials. With Vasudha, you know you’re in good hands. Plus, she’s in her 30’s like me and her advice regarding nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes is exactly what I need now.
Going green in 2018 with this beautiful organic makeup from @rubys.organics. Swipe left to see the full, natural look created with their products. Base: Concealer Balm Neutral; blush: Creme Blush in Tan; eyes: Loose Eyeshadow in Stellar; lips: Lip Stick in Nuddy (this has to be the most flattering nude lipstick ever). So proud of India’s first organic makeup brand. Way to go Ruby’s Organics! – – – – – – #vbeauty #lookluxeliveclean #organicmakeup #naturalmakeup #greenbeauty #cleanmakeup #green #ethical #organic #nudelipstick #love
Check out my latest post on the superfoods and supplements that are keeping my energy and immunity high this season. Only on www.vbeauty.co. (Link in bio) – – – – – – #vbeauty #lookluxeliveclean #superfoods #supplements #ayurveda #glow #healthyeating #cleanliving #radiance #energyboost #immunityboost
2. Corralista by Ankita
I first started watching Ankita’s beauty routines on Youtube because she looked so serene and beautiful. I was worried that she’d be another young beauty blogger who said only good things about the products on her sponsored posts. But that’s not the case. True, she does sponsored posts, but her reviews are genuine. And that’s why I keep going back.
3. Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber
I honestly started reading Hello Glow for its lovely pictures and DIY recipes that I had no intention of making, but now I’m a fan. I’m particularly fond of her food and green cleaning posts. She’s like the Martha Stewart of DIYs, and that’s a good thing if you need the inspiration to switch to a greener lifestyle.
Stuck in a mid week rut when it comes to brainstorming healthy dinners? Try out one of these 7 delicious bowls! Bonus tip: use the leftovers for lunches! 😋 #linkinbio . . . #feedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #instafood #healthyfoodshare #beautifulcuisines #nutrition #wholefoods #foodisfuel #cleaneating #glutenfree #eeeeeats #whatsfordinner #healthybowls https://wp.me/p5SLGy-mxE
🌧❄️💨Short days, gray skies and cold temps can start to feel depressing this time of year. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s tempting to pull up the covers and hibernate till April. 🐻😴Here are 5 citrus essential oil blends for an uplifting room mist. 🍊🍋🍈 . . . #essentialoils #essentialoil #diy #homemade #winterblues https://helloglow.co/banish-the-winter-blues-with-5-diy-room-sprays/
During the holidays people get a little burned out on sweets. 🍪🍰What they really crave is something savory. 🍲🤗And this plant-based flatbread will knock their socks off. 🧦🧦Spicy, sweet, and colorful, this flatbread with cranberry salsa & @daiyafoods Cutting Board Collection Style Shreds will be the star of your holiday appetizer spread. 🌟💫#recipe #ontheblog . . . #ad #plantbased #plantpower #holiday #party #entertaining #feedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #instafood #healthyfoodshare #beautifulcuisines #wholefoods #foodisfuel #cleaneating #eeeeeats https://helloglow.co/sweet-potato-flatbread/
4. Little Green Dot by Militza
I noticed Little Green Dot when Militza left a message on my Instagram feed. I started following her because her minimalist DIY recipes were less intimidating than some of the more complex recipes I’d read elsewhere. What I love about her recipes is that almost everything she creates can be made with things in your pantry.
😍 This gorgeous deep pink tonic is a slow brewed, rose petal tea. 🌹Energetically, this herb is said to be both warming and cooling – because rose encourages and moves stagnation in the body but it also calms and soothes inflammation 💕 Dry skin? Rose moistens tissue – giving that healthy rosy glow to the skin, and dewy suppleness. I’ve been reaching for rose lately – both as a nourishing tonic drink and nighttime soak in my bath. 🛀Herbalist Susan Weed recommends brewing 1 ounce of tea in quart of water for 4 hours to make it deeply nourishing!
This Lemon, Ginger & Honey recipe from @simplegreensmoothies looked so sunny and bright – I had to try it!! ✨🌞🍋 And it turned out great!! Now I have a jar set to make delicious, immune boosting, cups of tea during these cold, cold days! Give it a try! All you do is keep it in the fridge, and when you want tea – scoop out a big spoonful into a mug with boiling water. 🤗
5. Viva Woman by Sesame
No matter what beauty secrets India has to offer, I still have a thing for Oriental beauty rituals. And I’m not talking about Korean beauty here. I mean actual herbal remedies used by Asian women to take care of their skin. Washing your face with rice water to brighten the skin? Fixing your cracked heels with rice vinegar? Coconut milk for hair conditioning? All these and more delightful discoveries await you in Sesame’s blog!
Was not planning to repurchase the masks from @myblithe because it's way too ex. But who can resist a bargain? Got these at almost half the price I originally paid for at Sasa in HK. You can find them @sephorasg but a box of 8 is S$46! Crazy I know but I desperately wanted to try. They're okay…nothing to rave home about really but how often do you put abalone and sea cucumber on your face? With these…8 times! 😅😂😅
🍚Rice water is known to brighten skin. Use it often and your skin can be fairer. 👩🏻 1️⃣Just wash the uncooked rice with any clean water–filtered water if possible–and collect the water in a basin or bowl. 2️⃣Cleanse your face with your regular cleanser. 3️⃣Rinse your face with the rice water. 4️⃣Towel dry and moisturize as per normal. Easy peasy right? But I recommend you to use fresh rice water if possible. ✌🏼😊
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