My Skincare Regime

Following a dedicated skincare regime is truly essential in order to maintain the skin elasticity and the natural glow. Therefore it’s mandatory to understand your skin type and select products wisely. Never get flattered by the packaging of the product or by its fame, instead read the product description thoroughly, understand the composition, content and contemplate with other brands and make sure if it’s best suited for your skin. These days reading online reviews has helped us a lot.

Hence I have decided to share my skincare regime to those who have oily and combination skin. I have a combination and oily skin and I had horrifying acnes during my teens, which is why I had low self esteem and I was very conscious in going in front of anyone, because the very first question they would ask me is about my acnes. I would have nothing to reply and I used to wonder in my head why God cursed me with terrible acne?

Acne are usually genetic and it also happens due hormonal imbalances. Acne can occur during any phase in life, sometimes pregnant woman also suffer from acne due to drastic changes in hormones. Hence following a proper skincare regime is a must. Drinking loads of water can actually help in maintaining the skin elasticity and it also promotes good hair growth.

Apart from the above mentioned it’s essential to use the right product for acne. Here are the list of products that I use for my oily to combination skin.

Any face wash with a Salicylic Acid would be blessing for a acne prone skin. It gently removes the excess oil and maintains the sebum level.

Aloe Vera Gel mixed with Tea Tree Oil is a perfect skincare for treating blemishes and scars. It also helps in shrinking the pore size.

Choosing the right toner is highly recommended otherwise the skin can have rashes and redness. Currently I am beyond satisfied with the toner from Innisfree. Read my previous blog on Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin.

Face pack for acne skin.

There are many face pack and face mask offered outside. But sometimes a face pack can be made at home with the ingredients available in our kitchen.

Fuller’s earth and gram flour are the best known for skin since ages, and history has proven from time to time that a blend of these two with rose water are very effective for acne prone skin and it leaves the face with a glow that lasts for more number of days.

This my skincare regime and I follow very diligently and with utmost dedication.

Feel free to share your thoughts and you can connect with me on Instagram or you can reach me out at my email address mentioned below.

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Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin Toner

ABOUT THE BRAND: A promising brand from Korea with 100% natural beauty and is dedicated to share the clean and pure energy of nature thus giving a premium beauty and skincare products. It shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju, allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. The popularity of the brand has been recognised worldwide because the brand offers a wide range of sleeping masks, serums, toners, mists and face pack..

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION & HIGHLIGHTS: This toner from Innisfree is infused with bija seed oil from Jeju island and salicylic acid which is perfect for oily to combination skin. Torreya seed oil helps to heal troubled skin. The natural salicylic acid is perfect for skin exfoliation and it heals blemishes. The naturally fermented alcohol soothes skin and the scent of pine, juniper and berries and other forest comforts your mind and body. It comes in a 200ml of bottle and it is priced at Rs.1100/-

HOW TO USE: After face wash, pour an appropriate amount of product on to the cotton pad and sweep over entire face, avoiding the eyes and lip area. It is a water based toner therefore it spreads easily on the skin and absorbs quickly.

MY THOUGHTS ON THE PRODUCT: I have always been skeptical when it comes to picking up a toner, considering my skin which is so sensitive and also I have a combination skin with mild pores , therefore this product could never go wrong because it is infused with natural salicylic acid which is a saviour for acne prone skin, hence without a shadow of a doubt just grab this toner and start using it regularly. I have been using this toner for than a month now and I can totally attest to whatever it claims. My acnes have gone down considerably and the size of the pores have also reduced. Thanks to Nykaa for introducing this brand to our country.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and reviews in the comment box below or you can reach me at ginihairandmakeup@gmail.com and on instagram @ginihairandmakeup.

Thanks and have a blessed day ahead. Lots of love.

Gini Sachanandani

Stay Positive, resilient and invincible.

Ever since 2020 has arrived, the entire world has been hit by the outbreak of covid-19. This pandemic has shaken the economy worldwide and has created disturbing waves worldwide. Along with this pandemic we are also facing racial attacks which has been global issue since decades. Why can’t we maintain peace in the world and not trouble the mother earth. Everything has been created by the universe, appreciate it, cherish and embrace it. Never go against what has been created otherwise nature can also be our enemy and that’s what is happening now, yet people fail to understand the rule and sign of the universe. Meanwhile in India the untimely demise of a Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has created shockwaves across the country, the actor who was admired by many after giving blockbuster hits with wonderful messages about suicide, ended his own life by hanging himself. Why can’t our country appreciate talent? They say hard work takes you to greater heights in life. SSR was hardworking and grounded in his values , does he deserve this kind of an end? Nepotism, partiality is everywhere. Let it be in family, school or workplace. Everyone are bread snatcher but we have to be resilient and invincible and be focussed towards our goals. Of course we do have breakdown at times because of work pressure but ending our life is not the solution. It is so sad to see that this talented actor had no one beside him when he needed someone desperately. Has Humanity gone in the drain? While i lived in Mumbai , I was bullied a lot of times because I was raised in Chennai although I was born in Mumbai and they felt that I would only know about idli and sambhar. Of course I love my south indian meal and filter coffee. I belong to a sindhi family but I equally enjoy the south indian cuisine. I always turn a deaf ear to such spineless people and I was focussed towards my goals and routines and in the end I have a family who are my pillar of strength. This talented actor ended his life because of loneliness. Luxurious and endless amount of money can’t fill your vacant space. Please give shoulder to those who want to cry, lift their souls up. We need to save someone’s life and not send them to grave. Let’s not believe in racial discrimination and let’s not ignore talent because of nepotism. Hope George Floyd and Sushant Singh Rajput found their place in heaven. Meanwhile I applaud the bravery shown by Kangana Ranaut towards the sudden untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. As a woman she has set an example and inspiration to many. Her achievements are remarkable. Spread love and be happy.

Sushant Singh Rajput will live in our hearts forever.

#bollywood #nepotism #sushantsinghrajput #spreadhumanity #spreadlove #chennaiblogger #lovemumbai #beyourownboss #stayfocussed #goals #saynotoracialattacks #pandemic #maintainworldpeace #stayblessedandhappy.

No one is you and that is your super power.

During this lockdown period, I would love to spread positivity and encouragement to everyone around me. Never feel disappointed and discouraged if something didn’t work out they way they should have. Life is all about uncertainties and we should accept life they way it is offered to us. We should be beyond grateful as we are able to spend time at home with our families and loved ones. And without a shadow of a doubt, my prayers and wishes are for the ones who lost their loved ones during this pandemic and also to those who are battling against this pandemic. Let’s hope that our mother earth breathes a sigh of relief and everything shapes up to the best.

I would love to share my experiences while I happen to attend a wedding in Mumbai, and I happen to interact with a few makeup artist. Before I go further on my blog, I would like to mention that Mumbai is my birth place and I have a family in Mumbai, however I was raised in Chennai and I have spent the maximum time in Chennai. As we all know, Mumbai speaks fashion and makeup,It is a land filled with opportunities to offer, however the competition can be a bit difficult. I had a reception to attend and I decided to go for a green smokey since I was wearing black sequin gown. I was overwhelmed with a lot of compliments and few of them wanted me to share the details of my makeup. Therefore I decided to go ahead and write a blog on my makeup. As we all know fashion and makeup field can be a bit competitive and challenging and there will be times where we will want to give up because of few negative experiences, but giving up is not the solution to every problem. The key is stay strong, calm and battle silently. Never allow the suggestions and opinions of others to decide on who you are and what kind of future you should actually opt for. If you are overwhelmed with negative people, decide to disconnect from them , there might also be few of them, who may be good on your face, but you will never know what they can do in your absence. Once you smell negative vibes from them, kindly stay away from and remain calm, sometimes staying calm can be your biggest weapon. I have recently faced few experiences in my life and I have managed it by staying calm.Have the capacity to be resilient. Never allow the sound of negativity resonate in your mind or soul. Therefore without further delays let me share the images and details of my makeup look.



FOR THE EYES:
Primer: @morphebrushes – A translucent primer.
Concealer: @kryolanofficial
Eyeshadow base: @nyxcosmetics
INTENSE GREEN SMOKEY EYES:
Transition shade: @urbandecaycosmetics shade “chaser & sauced” completed with shade “Buon Fresco” from @anastasiabeverlyhills.
Shade “Cyprus Umber” – A dark brown shade was used to create a smokey effect.
Gel eyeliner from @inglot_usa was used all over the eyelid followed with #emeraldobsessions palette from @hudabeauty.
Eyeliner and Kajal : @inglot_usa
FOR THE FACE AND LIPS:
I always use a setting spray from @anastasiabeverlyhills before I went ahead with my makeup.
Concealer :@kryolanofficial and @maccosmeticsindia
Foundation: @esteelauder
Setting powder : @lauramercier and studio fix from @maccosmeticsindia .
Strobe cream: @maccosmeticsindia in the shade #pinklite.
Highlighter: @beccacosmetics
Lip mask : @laneigeindia
Lip shade: Blend of #medusa from  @hudabeauty & #honeyerose from @chamborgeneva.
Dipbrow: @anastasiabeverlyhils shade- dark brown.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions on the comment box or write to me at ginihairandmakeup@gmail. Follow me on instagram @ginihairandmakeup.

Believe in yourself and love yourself, the rest will follow.

MCaffeine – Naked detox green tea night gel

ABOUT THE BRAND : Mcaffeine is a Mumbai based brand and it is India’s first caffeinated personal care brand. It has a wide range of skin care infused with caffeine which gives a boost and glow to the skin. It is perfect for Indian skin and most of their skincare are infused with pure coffee which stimulates blood flow and gives an instant glow.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION : This naked detox green tea night gel from mcaffeine is perfect for oily and combination skin. This detox green tea night gel is enriched with green tea which eases out fine lines and relieves skin from dark spots and pigmentation. It gives a refreshing aroma while applying.

INGREDIENTS INFUSED IN THIS NIGHT GEL :

1. Green tea – Rich in antioxidant that fights free radicals and helps in achieving a natural detox by reversing the effects of toxins and pollution.

2. Rich Caffeine – Helps in skin toning and gives an instant glow.

3. Vitamin C – Helps in smoothens the skin while reducing dark spots and pigmentation.

4. Hyaluronic Acid – Hydrated and conditions the skin.

Since the product is free from SLS,SLES and silicones, the Mcaffeine naked detox green tea night gel is ideal for the revitalisation of skin while at rest. Though it suits all skin types, it is highly recommended for oily and combination skin.

The texture and consistency is gel based.

HOW TO USE : After using face wash and toner, apply an appropriate amount all over the face and wait till its soaks into skin. The skin feels much lighter and leaves an aroma of green tea and caffeine. It works very well in the night. After a long and tiring day, this night gel helps in replenishing the moisture in the skin and maintains the sebum balance. It also helps in reducing dark spots and pigmentation in the skin and gives a fresh glow in the morning.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS NIGHT GEL

I have seen visible results so far and I have been using this night gel since few weeks . It is perfect for oily skin as it doesn’t leave any shine on the face, it soaks into skin in few seconds and leaves an aromatic scent. Also its value for money, I was using night gel from Laneige and I was equally happy with Laneige but after seeing positive reviews on this night gel from Mcaffeine, I decided to give a try and I was fascinated by the raw ingredients infused in this night gel. Overall its a must try product and I am beyond satisfied and thanks to Nykaa for introducing Mcaffeine.

The product is available on Nykaa for Rs. 575/- for 50 ml.

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MCaffeine Naked & Raw face mask.

ABOUT THE BRAND:

MCaffeine is driven by a team of young and passionate entrepreneurs from Mumbai, who are committed in building India’s first caffeinated personal care brand with diverse interest and diverse experience but a common goal.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The MCaffeine mask is infused with skin loving ingredients like rich cocoa, argan oil, caffeine and vitamin E. These ingredients give a coffee boost to the skin.

1. Caffeine tones the skin.

2. Argan oil hydrates and adds glow to the skin.

3. Vitamin E is great for soft and supple skin.

4. Kaolin removes excess oil.

HOW TO USE:

After cleansing, apply the generous amount of the mask with the given spatula. Leave it for good 20-25minutes and remove with lukewarm water . For better results, apply aloe vera gel or laneige face sheet mask to lock in the moisture in the skin.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS MASK:

I am beyond satisfied with this coffee mask. It has rich coffee smell which relaxes my skin and stimulates the blood circulation. It gives an instant glow and reduces the appearance of oil on my skin, also it work wonders for those with open pores. I usually use laneige face sheet mask in the end, this helps in maintaining the moisture in my skin and also reduces the appearance of pores.

This coffee mask is available on nykaa for 100gms priced at Rs.575/-

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Miniso Nourishing toner.

ABOUT THE BRAND: A well known brand from Japan, Miniso was founded by Japanese designer Mr. Miyake Junya and a young Chinese entrepreneur Mr. Ye Guofu in Tokyo, Japan, with the former serving as chief designer. MINISO is the promoter of global “intelligent consumer products”. Sticking to the life philosophy of “simplicity, nature and good quality” and the brand proposition of “returning to nature”, MINISO gains popularity among consumers with its core brand edges of updating products every seven days, pricing at a low level, and targeting at intelligent consumer product chains. It has opened its doors in India in August 2017.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Panax Ginseng root extract, morus alba root extract and cordyceps sinensis extract are active ingredients extracted from plants,therefore it supplies enough moisture and nutrition, therefore maintaining the moisture level of the skin.

HOW TO USE: Apply a small amount of liquid facial toner to a cotton ball or pad and gently rub all around the face and leave it on to the skin till it absorbs completely.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS:

This nourishing toner is suitable for dry and oily skin as it helps to maintain the moisture balance on the skin.This toner is perfect for open pores and it doesn’t leave an oily appearance on the face, it can be used in combination with aloe vera gel. The texture is water based with a mild fragrance. It is priced between Rs.400-Rs.500/ for 150ml and its available in any miniso outlet.

Water based texture with a mild fragrance.

Glow Mask-Green tea & Aloe Vera

ABOUT THE BRAND: The Beauty Co. is a company that appreciates empowered women who show confidence in every stride. To compliment their beauty, grace, and charm, the company is presenting a premium range of grooming products for women that will boost their confidence at every stage. The Beauty Co. is an experience in self-love. 

The brand believes in keeping your skin healthy through the use of natural ingredients and preventing skin issues from occurring in the first place. The products are carefully crafted and mindfully made with love to suit every woman’s needs.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This glitter glow mask comes with a blend of green tea and aloe vera which is suitable for oily and open pore skin.Green tea has been trending for its health benefits; be it the beverage or the leftover tea bags, it offers benefits aplenty. The Beauty Co. yet again, with its expert insight into skincare products, has come up with Green Tea & Aloe Vera Glitter Glow Mask. Needless to say, it is loaded with aloe vera and green tea benefits for skin that can treat your skin concerns and uplift your facial skin within minutes of applying. This peel-off mask gives special treatment to your skin by accelerating the healing process of dull, damaged and tired skin. It reduces sun-tan, age spots, fine lines along with firming saggy skin.

Key Highlights:

  • A peel of mask with naturally refreshing properties of aloe vera and green tea that alleviates dull and tired skin
  • The antioxidant properties of aloe vera helps the skin heal while green tea extract reduces dark spots, acne breakouts and fine lines
  • Glycerin renders smooth, soft and supple skin and infuses life into your skin giving it a healthy makeover within minutes.
  • Glitter present in it brightens and purifies the skin, acts as a firming agent and reduces fine lines.
  • Aqua gives a dewy glow, fights impurities, keeps the skin supple and hydrated for long hours.
  • This peel off mask can act as an instant glow face pack and makes your skin instantly fresh and glowing for any party or event.

TEXTURE: The texture is transparent and gel like and it has glitters, it smells of green tea and its very soothing for oily skin.


HOW TO USE:

After cleansing and toning, take an appropriate and apply all over the face and leave it for 20-25mins and gently peel.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS:

I am totally in love with this peel off mask because it works immediately on the pores , skin feels fresh and rejuvenated instantly. With a busy lifestyle and hectic days, you are hardly left with any time to pamper your skin. But, we all long for that perfect skin ahead of an important occasion. Therefor this glitter glow mask does what it claims. It is filled with anti-oxidant and it has goodness of green tea and aloe vera which treats dull and damaged skin without disturbing the skin texture. This mask can be used once or twice a week for better results and i usually apply aloe vera gel in the end in order to maintain the moisture balance in the skin. Those with oily skin can go ahead with this mask and with charcoal glitter mask too. It is available on nykaa for Rs.899/- for 100gms.

Feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment box below or you can e-mail me at ginihairandmakeup@gmail.com

Laneige Two Tone Sheet Mask

A very well known brand from South Korea “Laneige” doesn’t fail in satisfying their clients in terms of skincare and this two tone face sheet mask is perfect for dull and problematic skin. The sheet provides customised skincare for each skin problem.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: With dedication and expertise in moisture research, LANEIGE has discovered the secrets of sparkling beauty from water and completed the water recipe for individual skin types. Presenting hydration-packed products combined with cutting edge water technology that deliver glowing skin and sparkling beauty for trendy, confident women. These products are developed to address the different skin concerns of women losing their vitality due to stress and hazardous environment, LANEIGE water will be a solution that awakens your skin’s potentials.

Two tone face sheet mask customised for different skincare for each skin problem.

TWO TONE SHEET MASK PORE CARE:

This two ton face sheet treats different skin problems of the upper and lower areas of the face.The micro fibre sheet closely adheres to the fine curves of the skin. The ampoule locking effect helps skin to absorb an appropriate amount of essence evenly and densely. The refreshing mint works on visible pores while the light green coloured sheet soothes skin problem areas.

PORE CARE: The laneige pore lines gives smooth skin and takes care of excessive sebum and filling the skin with the right amount of moisture.

RELAXING: Laneige mini pore line’s cypress leaf extract provides soothing effect to irritated, dull skin and problem areas.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglutamic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Fragrance(Parfum), Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

HOW TO USE: After cleansing and toning, take out the upper and lower masks and unfold. Place the mask accordingly and leave for 20-25mins. Remove the mask and gently pat skin to promote absorption into the skin.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS:

I have used various face sheet mask, recently i was using a face sheet mask from O3 and it was decent enough for oily skin, but after hearing positive reviews about this two tone mask, I decided to go ahead and give it a try, and with no regrets I would say this is the best for open pores, oily and combination. The results are visible immediately after removing the mask and glow lasts for good one week.

AVAILABILITY AND PRICE: It is available on my nykaa for Rs.230/-

Please feel free to share your suggestions.

Lots Of Love,

Gini Sachanandani

ginihairandmakeup@gmail.com

Shoots scenes

Shoots are always stressful, but it’s much needed for any aspiring makeup artist and hairstylist to showcase their talent.

Subtle brown eyes and soft loose curls can never go wrong.

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