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Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Casuals | OOTD

Hey guys !!

How are you all? The monsoon has finally arrived here !! Yippee!! I can't tell you how hot it had gotten here.

So, I did this outfit video few days back when it was still hot in Delhi. If you ask me what is my go-to outfit, I would say skinny jeans and a crop top. I can literally live in this combination. Although boot cut jeans are also back in fashion, but somehow I have never found that style appealing. At least not till now. But you never know !!

So, I wore these really light weight and comfortable ripped skinny jeans from Jabong. This is my favorite pair of jeans ATM. It fits me like a glove and really accentuates my curves. I like how it hugs me at the right places and makes me look slim yet curvy. One more thing that I like about this jeans is that it has 2 buttons on the waist above the zipper. They have given a broad band (not as in telephone :P) on the waist which makes sure that your love handles don't bulge out.

I would highly recommend you guys to buy this pair if you are looking for one.


Another favorite thing is this crop top from Mango. It is an old one but I still love it to bits. I love how boxy yet fitted it is. The sleeves are loose and reach my elbows. And the colorful floral print is just perfect for summers. This top gave this outfit the much needed pop of color.



Since the whole outfit was very casual and chilled out, I wanted to add a pair of sandals that could make the outfit a little dressy. So, I wore these classic nude-gold sandals, which go with anything and everything. I really like the design and the color of these. If you have broad feet like me then you should try buying sandals which cover the front part of your feet. It instantly makes your feet look slimmer. Tried and tested. :D

I am not big on accessories, so I just added a white strap watch with colorful dial and threw on a black & white clutch.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My Top 5 Lipsticks for Summers | Under Rs.500

Hey guys !!

How are you all? The rain god finally got happy with us and the weather has been pleasant here in Delhi since the past 2 days. You know that kind of pleasant where you don't even need the AC. Ah!! How I wish it could stay like this year around ! But it is Delhi, you know?

So, to beat this heat I am sharing my top 5 favorite lip colors for summers. These are those which I am currently enjoying using. And the best part is that all of these are Rs.500.



1. Star's Cosmetic in NUDE ROSE: If you have read/watched my previous post/video, then you would know that this has made into my current favorites list. Thi is such a gorgeous nude-y rose-y pink. The perfect Kylie Jenner lip shade I would say. This is the color that I like to wear during the day time when I want to look like well put up but don't want to wear anything too loud. I find this shade to be very feminine & romantic. This would suit people with medium to lighter complexions.

PRICE: Rs.200

WHERE TO BUY? HERE.


2. Lakme Perfect Definition Lip liner in GO GRAPE: I adore this color! This is such a stunning deep reddish maroon with brown undertones. I mean it is a deep dark shade but it would not make you look 10 years older. If you know what I mean. And even better it is matte without the drying effect. This is a perfect pick for those night parties and would suit all skin tones

PRICE: Rs.250

WHERE TO BUY? HERE.


3. Maybelline Colorsensation in VELVET BEIGE: This is a mauve-ish brown nude shade with silver glitter specks. The glitter doesn't really show up though. It is slightly darker than a MLBB shade for me but for darker complexions this would be a perfect MLBB shade.
Again, this one is also suitable for all skin tones.

PRICE: Rs.236

WHERE TO BUY? HERE.


4. Maybelline Colorshow Lip Matte in ROCK THE CORAL: OMG !! This is such a stunning coral shade. I love how it instantly brightens up my face. It has the right undertones of pink and orange. This is more suitable for people with medium to lighter complexions.

PRICE: Rs. 325

WHERE TO BUY? HERE.


5. Coloressence in FOREVER ROSE: Last but definitely not the least, I have a pink lipstick. This is a little neon-ish rose pink shade which has a creamy finish. It is also a bright shade and it instantly brightens up my face. This would again suit people with medium to light complexions.

PRICE: Rs.199

WHERE TO BUY? HERE.


So. these were my favorites. Do share yours in the comment section down below. I would love to know your recommendations too.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Current Favorites | April 2016

Hey guys!!

It is time to share my current faves with y'all. So, grab a cup of coffee because this list is long.


1. Schwarzkopf Professionals Spa Essence Enriching Cream Mask:
Starting off with hair care, I have got a few products in that segment and the one that I am most excited about is Schwarzkopf Professional Spa Essence Enriching Cream Mask. This stuff is God sent for people with dry hair. Now, I have wavy, dry, frizzy hair which are prone to split ends and they are medium thick. While I look for my masks/conditioners to be moisturizing but they should not be heavy. A lot of shampoos or even masks meant for dry hair tend to do that but not this one. It moisturizes my hair, makes them soft & shiny and controls the frizz to an extent without weighing them down. It also smells good, sort of peachy and fresh and is pocket friendly too. This huge tub would last you a year if used 2-3 times a week.

I use this twice a week after shampooing. I have replaced my conditioner with this bad boy and I am loving it.

PRICE: Rs.600 for 500 ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE

2. Bblunt Intense Moisture Shampoo: I am a shampoo freak. I am always trying out new shampoos from different brands. FYI I don't use drugstore shampoos. They have never worked for me. Shampoo is one item I don't mind splurging on.

According to me this shampoo from Bblunt is suitable for normal to dry hair. People who shampoo their hair quite often must try this one. The biggest problem that I face with shampoos is that they are either too drying or just too heavy that you don't get that "clean scalp" feeling. Bblunt Intense Moisture Shampoo cleans my scalp well without making my hair dry and I feel the moisture in my hair hasn't gone anywhere. So, if you have normal to dry hair you should definitely check this one out.

PRICE: Rs.500 for 400 ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE

3. Pantene All Day Smooth Miracle Water: Next, we have this super duper light hair serum. This comes in a pump packaging which makes it very easy to use the product & to travel with. When you pump it out, you get a runny white colored lotion. But when you rub it between your palms it becomes watery and colorless, exactly like water. They have named it very aptly I must say.

I use this serum on the ends and along the length of my hair(dry or damp) and it instantly makes my hair shiny and soft. It actually works miraculously! It also smells amazing (has a sweet, floral smell. Not too strong and it lingers for a while). The effect lasts for a few hours to a day and then you would have to re-apply. The best part about this serum is that it doesn't make your hair greasy even after multiple applications. This is a quick-fix for your bad hair days. Do not expect it to repair/heal your hair. I specially love to travel with it because all the wind and dust makes my hair cray cray and this bad boy is the only thing that instantly brings life back to them.

PRICE: Rs.160 for 100ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE, HERE and HERE





4. L'oreal 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil: Honestly speaking, the main reason I bought this oil was its packaging. I mean look at that bottle ! Doesn't it look "Oh so expensive !" ? It also, smells good (has an extremely mild floral fragrance). This is a very light weight oil made from 6 different ones, but its main composition is mineral oil. Though I don't use mineral oils at all but I bought this one for its beautiful glass bottle. And it has not disappointed me.

I use this oil on my damp hair and apply it only along the length and the ends. DO NOT apply it on your scalp. Mineral oils are not meant to be applied on the scalp. L'oreal 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil makes my hair softer, shinier and good smelling. They say that it can also be used as a heat protectant. Never tried that though.

PRICE: Rs.199 for 100ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE, HERE


5. Fab India Citrus Lemon Body Wash: Moving onto the body products, this citrus-y body wash is what I am enjoying this summer. This reminds me so much of Liril. Yeah, it smells almost exactly similar. I like it because it smells lemon-y and I love all sort of lime & lemony fragrances in summers. I absolutely love how it wakes me up and gets me ready for the day. Whenever anyone is using this in my home, not only just the bathroom smells amazing but I can sniff it even in the other rooms. The fragrance definitely lingers on for around an hour. The Fab India Citrus Lemon Body Wash has a gel like runny consistency and it lathers well. It is easy to wash away and doesn't dry out my skin (Just how I like my body washes).

PRICE: Rs.300 for 250ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE

6. Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Essence: This is one of the best perfumes I own. It is a very subtle, elegant and a rosy scent.
"Top notes radiate with nashi pear blossom and juicy white peach. A rich floral bouquet composes the heart, featuring notes of lilac, peony, magnolia and Turkish rose. Airy musk, vanilla and cedar form the basis of the perfume."
When you first spray it, it does come across as a very strong scent. But then after few seconds it settles down into a light, fresh rosy scent. It definitely has a dominant rose fragrance. The roses in this smell very natural and refreshing.

PRICE: Rs.4000 for 50ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE


7. Oilcraft Naturals Panchpushp Facial Mist: This is my favorite facial spray EVER !! Enough said. Read more about it HERE.

PRICE: Rs.500 for 200ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE

8. Star's Cosmetics Perfect Lip Contour(Nude Rose): This is the lip color I am currently obsessed with. This is your very affordable Kylie Jenner-isque shade. Firstly I love the name Nude Rose. Doesn't it sound so sophisticated? It comes in a wooden pencil form with a cap. You have to sharpen it which is an annoying thing. The name says it all. This is a very beautiful rosy pinky nude shade. And will be suitable for medium to lighter skin tones. I love wearing it when I want to look put together but don't want to look like I have put in efforts. You know what I mean. Right? It makes me look so fresh ! The perfect summer pink I would say.

The formula of this lip pencil is quite creamy and it doesn't feel dry at all. But you must always moisturize your lips before wearing any matte lipstick or a lip pencil. It stays on my lips for good 5-6 hours with light snacking. If you eat something oily then it would wipe away almost completely, leaving behind just a light hint of color.

The only thing that I dislike about this lip pencil is that it smells a little plasticky. Not a very strong smell. You can only sniff it while applying the color. But I have noticed that a lot of lip pencils smell like that, even the ones from Maybelline or Lakme.

PRICE: Rs.199

WHERE TO BUY? HERE


9. Maybelline Clean Express Makeup Remover: I think am sure that everyone loves this product. It is the most affordable makeup remover that works brilliantly. It is a bi-phase remover with oil and water. It removes all the makeup, even the stubborn waterproof mascara, very easily. It does leave behind a greasy film, so, make sure to wash your face afterwards.

PRICE: Rs.300 for 70ml

WHERE TO BUY? HERE

10. Forest Essential Aloe Vera & Neem Body lotion: This is such a good smelling lotion. Perfect consistency, great moisturizing properties and an amazing fragrance. What else do you want?

Watch me talk about my faves:


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sivanna Colors Baking Highlighter Review


Hey guys!!

Today we have Sivanna Colors Baking Highlighters on the blog.
A great round of applause for these beauties please!!

PRICE: Rs.349

PACKAGING: These come in matte black cardboard packaging, with an open front. The ingredient list, manufacturing details, price, shade number etc are all at the back of the box.
The actual product is housed in a sleek round plastic case, which has a transparent cap which helps in identifying the shade from the outside. The cap closes with a click sound and is definitely travel friendly. The case is of good quality and doesn't feel flimsy. The highlighters have a swirly design which makes them look really pretty. These do not come with any mirror or a brush.



PIGMENTATION: It would not be wrong if I said that these are INSANELY pigmented. One swipe and you would understand what I mean. You literally have to just tap your brush a little bit on the highlighter and then tap off the excess before applying them on to your face. This is not your everyday highlight and you should stick to using this only for special occasions.

TEXTURE: I think they could have made it a little better. This is a baked highlighter, so it is hardened. I found the texture somewhat chalky. The glitter in it could be felt. Not the best formula to work with.

STAYING POWER: These stay on for 3-4 hours.


So Sivanna has these baked highlighters in 3 different colors:

SHADE 01 is a very cool toned silver highlight which is suitable for people with pinker undertones mainly. We, Indians with stronger yellow undertones in our skin would not really enjoy this highlighter on our cheekbones. But, we can still use this as a brow highlight or for brightening the inner corner of your eye or even as an eyeshadow.

SHADE 02 is a champagne-y golden shade. This is more suitable for people with warmer skin tones. This is a good shade for us Indian beauties.

SHADE 03 is a rose gold shade. This one is actually a universally flattering shade and would suit all skin tones.

(L-R) 01, 02, 03

Overall, I would say that these are decent highlighters. Not the best ones available. But if you are looking for an intense highlighter then go and buy these, else there are better options available.

B&B RATING: 3/5

For more details you can watch my video review:


WHERE TO BUY:
http://www.amazon.in/Sivanna-Baking-Highlighter-1/dp/B015UKTDKM?ie=UTF8&keywords=sivanna%20highlighter&qid=1461922980&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2

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