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Its the rainy season! We yearn for the smell of the wet mud and the cool wind. While most of us enjoy sitting at the window pane enjoying that cup of hot chocolate, some unlucky fellas need to travel all the way to their respective office and college. Potholes, overflowing water, increasing humidity, acidic rain, sticky muck leads to frizzy hair, split ends, skin infections and diseases. So, how do you prevent yourself from getting infected?

We are crowdsourcing the rainy day beauty essentials that one can include in their daily routine during the monsoons. So let us know by commenting below, tweeting to us or by posting on our Facebook page!! Not only are we going to include your beauty essential but we will credit you too! So gather all your home made face pack recipes and beauty products and write to us! Last date to submit your entries: 16th June, 2013.

 

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Summer is here. So I went to the drug store to pick up a sun block lotion and the endless shelves of bottles are astonishing. Have you ever thought, “What’s with all the different SPF numbers?” If you’re confused by what these numbers mean, you’re not alone.

What does SPF mean?

Firstly, SPF means Sun Protection Factor. These numbers refer to the product’s ability to block out the sun’s burning rays.  Sunscreens with SPF 15 filter out 93 percent of UVB Rays, SPF 30 filters out 97 percent, SPF 50 blocks 98 percent, and SPF 100 blocks 99 percent of UVB rays.

If I wear a higher SPF sunscreen will I be protected for the whole day?

If you think, wearing a sunscreen with a higher SPF number will protect your skin, you are wrong. The effectiveness of a Sunscreen depletes over the day..And you need to reapply it every 2-3 hours.

It is cloudy today. So I don’t need a sunscreen?

False!  UVB rays reach into your home too. So Sunscreen is a must!

Neutrogena, Clinique or Lakme?

Citizenkay’s top 3:

Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block: Hasti Kenia a loyal customer of Neutrogena since 5 years says “I prefer Neutrogena since it is smooth and non-greasy. It absorbs instantly and does not cause any breakouts.”

Price: 499 for 88 ml tube.

Clinique Solar Smart SPF 30:

The sunscreen doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or sticky, so you can use it on the face and the neck. Plus, it dries to an invisible, matte finish. The scent of Clinique will surely make your money worth this sunscreen.

Price:  1,350.

Lakme  SPF 24++

It is a light feel sunscreen but takes time to absorb completely and also leaves little greasiness feel on the skin when applied it in large amount. It also leaves a light white cast on the skin.

Price: 135 for 50 gms.

Final Verdict:

For everyday wear its Lakme since it feels lighter on the skin, but for days when i need foolproof sun protection- nothing can beat Neutrogena!

 Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise.

Text: Sarika Nagdeo

 Nicole Kidman wowed her way through the red carpet wearing a Vivienne Westwood Couture

Nicole Kidman wowed her way through the red carpet wearing a Vivienne Westwood Couture

Citizenkay has fallen in love with Net – from sweetly pretty day dresses to sensual see-through gowns and blouses.  The net fabric is staging a comeback.  It is a trend that dared to bare and won. From net sleeves on party wear salwars to chiffon sleeves, they have had a wide presence for the last 2 years. The popularity of the sleeves arises from the fact that the flimsy layer of fabric allows you to bare a hint of skin without going sleeveless and it protects you from the dust in summer and cold in chilly temperatures.

Solid black dresses with transparent black chiffon sleeves, helps hide all that flab on your arms and blends in with your body, making you look much thinner and taller.

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Velvet Net  Dress-Mango

Velvet Net Dress-Mango

Parineeti Chopra seen at the Filmfare '13 wearing Rajat Tangri

Parineeti Chopra seen at the Filmfare ’13 wearing Rajat Tangri

Sonakshi Sinha at the 19th Annual Colors Award Ceremony

Sonakshi Sinha at the 19th Annual Colors Award Ceremony
Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci

Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci

As the bright sun dips into hibernation, winter comes calling. Though there is no special winter month, here in Mumbai. Kay’ still feels the dryness that takes her over. The sudden nip in the air gives an invitation to the ‘ flaky devil’ that causes major skin irritation. Kay loves her skin, but hates it when her skin goes through turmoil. Those ugly white dry patches that becomes worse by the day…

So one night, when Kay’ was having her midnight hot chocolate, she accidentally spill it on her self. She smelled of chocolate and she loved it. She loved the smell of it, she loved the creamy goodness of it against her skin. “What if I could use chocolate on my skin?” she asked to herself. Then the thought vanished as fast as it came. She washed herself clean and went to sleep. Next morning, somebody presented her the ‘Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula’. It was a fat jar, fatter than her. She opened it and smelled the buttery goodness. It smelled like melted chocolate! She dipped her fingers in it. It was pure velvet!  She then applied it to her hands. Her skin has been glowing ever since. She is no longer afraid of those scaly white patches on her skin. The magic formula had worked.

The ‘dream fairy’ gifted it to her.

Kay’s star’s:  5  on 5.

Does she recommend it: Yes, Yes, Yes!

Caution: It’s so chocolatey, she once tried to eat it. Don’t EAT it!

Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise.

Text: Kaveri Waghela


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