Saturday, December 31, 2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
Probably I'm the last one to wish you guys but my wishes are equally warm!
Thanks for following me and showing trust, hope we get better and stronger in the coming year! ...also I really really hope we don't DIE :( (which is on my birthday btw) haha
Love you all!
Friday, December 23, 2011
yesterday was my birthday and I turned 22 (Dont tell anyone please). I am making 22 a big deal but I dont know why Im having a hard time accepting it.
Few pictures of what I wore. This is not what I actually bought for my birthday! I didnt wear it because I had an exam and I got a bit lazy in the evening to wear a dress! I still have to go out for a family dinner so I have reserved the dress for the dinner! Not grat quality pictures but just a few that I could manage with my phone.
I wore a deep purple top with extended shoulders and net back (no picture of it) :P with a regular black jeans (my favourite) and T-strap sandals. The bag was a sling in black with a gold chain.
GOTTA HATE CLOSEUPS :/
I didnt wear any foundation on the face only under my eyes to hide the dark circles, lipstick and winged eyeliner. (Product details below)
Carlton London Shoes & Ananta Clutch (Both from Fashionandyou)
This is what I usually carry in my bag. A lipstick that Im wearing, Gum, Lip balm and a tiny perfume.
I was trying to make it look al professional with this picture and obviously I failed badly. Im trying to click better photos. I think it comes with practise so I hope it gets better in the coming times.
On my face :
Lakme Invisible foundation in #02 (Used as a concealer)
Mango Mania (review here)
Oriflame Bronzing pearls as a Blush
Eyeliner by ELF
Maybelline gel liner for tightlining
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
And I have not named it yet! Help me ?
One Packet mushrooms
2 green onions
Red Chilli Powder
Special Kadhai Masala (You can use any masala that you usually put in all the dishes like Meat masala, Chicken masala..basically whatever's available.)
Have a look! TOTAL YUMNESSSSSS!
Lets start with the recipe :
1. Grab all the ingredients.
2. Chop the onions.
3. Slice the mushrooms vertically.
4. Heat up some butter in a pan (I have put some extra since my daddy likes it that way, you can add according to your preference).
5. Add Mushrooms in butter and stir.
6. Cover up with a lid leaving it 1/4th open. Simmer down the flame.
7. Check after 2-3 mins and if the mushrooms have turned slightly browner and is softer.
8. Time to add the onions and stir the mixture. (Full flame)
9. Add Salt(According to your taste) I have added half a teaspoon, red chilli powder(same amount) and any special masala. (I have added special kadhai masala (Its from the renowned Roopak Stores in Delhi). Keep stirring.
10. Wait till the butter gets soaked up in the veggies.(It takes only a min or so)
AND YOURE DONE!! So easy, right?
Do you have any quick recipes? Share in the comments?
Monday, December 19, 2011
Being an impulsive online buyer, Im always up for good deals and what better than discounts all year long?
So I came across this website this afternoon and quickly checked out their collection and honestly I already have some favourites.
Press Info :
Launch of a Premium e-retailing Website selling Western Wear for Women
Dress Shop has been launched by Vira Designs to make it easy for women across India to access stylish western wear. Dress Shop is a web based women’s fashion store, a unique online fashion venture focused on providing the modern Indian woman with western wear that truly reflects who she is.
The clothes are bold, sassy, stylish and elegant. These are clothes that can walk off a ramp and enter your wardrobe with ease. The site features a prêt-à-porter collection at prices that while they make you reach for your wallet, others would find hard to guess and you would definitely never discuss. They will remain a secret between you and us.
Dress Shop features an exhaustive range, with clothes for day wear and night time party wear. Be it jump suits, skirts, the off-shoulder cocktail dress or a traditional full length gown, the one thing they have in common is the underlying aesthetic sensibility. All dresses have been designed and created with the Indian woman in mind. They will now have an opportunity to experience stylish western wear at great value.
The good news does not stop there, we have more up our sleeve, or should we say in our shop! Dress Shop also offers a range of clothing for young girls of all ages. The range has been designed keeping in mind the active nature of children. These clothes allow your child to move about freely, jump, run and play, while at the same time looking pretty enough to steal anyone’s heart away. These clothes address a gap in the Indian market. So many of you have said that you had to wait for the annual junket abroad to buy clothes for your little ones, we have tried to provide an alternative.
We aspire to change the way Indian women shop for their western wear. It is our intention to grow this business rapidly by providing our customers with an unbeatable quality, a benchmark style quotient and a liberating shopping experience. Delight awaits them at Dress Shop.
We look forward to your support in this venture and promise that we would be constantly improving our products, pricing and styling and work hard to keep your trust. We look forward to your feedback and patronage in this venture.
Have a look at the layout :
Major cravings for buying one of these rompers! Look at how cute they're! Im definitely getting my hands on atleast one.
You must check out the website atleast once. Here's the link :
Lets see how it should be done.
1. Prime your eyes
2. With an angular fluffy brush, define the outer V of your eye with a tan brown color.
3. Blend the tan brown and add a chocolate brown the same way and blend.
4. Add another chocolate brown but slightly shimmery. Blend.
5. Now take a deep purple and add it over the browns and take it into the crease. Blend teeny weeny bit.
6. Add a shimmery purple on your lid.
7. Add a champagne eyeshadow in the tear-duct area.
8. Same eyeshadow as a browbone highlighter.
9. Add kohl and tightine. Take the deep purple and run it along your lower lashline to create some smoke.
10. Put concealer on your under eye area and blend it away.
11. Clump on your favourite mascara.
13. Put a pink lipstick.
Please enlarge pic 1 & 2 for better understanding.
Products Used :
88 Matte Palette (Bhcosmetics)
Incolor eyeshadow (#807)
Chai Latte quad 9Maybelline)
Colossal Volume Express waterproof mascara
Brushes by M.Grumbacher
Lakme Invisible foundation (#02)
Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick #135
Haha. Hope it was helpful.
List them below ;)
Monday, December 12, 2011
Living in India, I do realize its kind of hard to start off with makeup. While the neighbourhood Punjabi aunties say “Iske bade parr nikle hai” , on the other hand we have the lecherous men gazing at us because of that red lipstick. I agree, I’m sick of them too. I had a hard time accepting the fact that people will say whatever they have to, I must do things that excite me & make me happy. I understand how a lot of you have been sick of the staring eyes and inappropriate comments.
So I sat down thinking, How can I be of any help t’yall?
I figured, I must pen down my own experience and this might just be useful to atleast some of you. Its not a guide to start wearing makeup but just a few tips where I explain how I overcame my fear of not being able to wear makeup outside my house.
First & foremost, Buy basic products. Don’t go on splurging on things you don’t need or you wont wear in public. For instance, if youre a beginner there is absolute no use of buying a foundation or bright lipsticks. Keep it minimal. Get yourself a good kohl, an eyeliner(Pencil- why? Because Theyre super easy to use), a compact, a tinted lip balm or a nude lipstick, a concealer that is atleast a shade lighter than your actual skintone. You don’t need anything else at the very early stage. Flaunt the eyeliner with a nude lipstick and you will feel confident enough to buy more products and wear them.
Secondly, After using these products for a month or two, buy more. That builds confidence. Add a blush and a blush brush to your vanity now, a couple of eyeshadows or a tiny palette with atleast 5-8 colours, one foundation and a hairstyler. Opt for a basic colour in blush like a pink or a coral. Don’t go overboard by buying a red/orange/hot pink blush. Remember makeup is all about experimenting with your looks. You can definitely buy these eventually but for now go slow. Slow and steady wins the race!
Thirdly, after following this regime for good 4-5 months, its time to experiment. Yes you heard that right. Now is the time to flaunt the red lips and the winged eyeliner. Pamper yourself with a couple of bright lipsticks, atleast five makeup brushes and bright eyeshadows too.
At this point after mastering the art of eyeliner, lipsticks and eyeshadows..give yourself an applause.
Always remember to find some extra time from your everyday schedule and try out makeup. See what suits you the best and rock it, YOUR WAY.
The best would be to watch youtube tutorial and learn the basics. That’s how I learnt too. I’m listing below the channels of some amazing youtubers, do check out if you get time.
www.youtube.com/julieg713 (I love this girl)
Now some desi one’s :
Always remember MAKEUP enhances your beauty. Don’t fear it, wear it.
Special thanks to S, for this idea :) Thanks BABE!
None of the pictures used above are mine, all from google.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
So this particular palette is no different from the other ones and has its own pros&cons.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
This was stuck sideways but I peeled it off and put it on back to remember the name because I DO PLAN to buy other colors :)