Summer brights <3

Hello!

I have recently been crushing on my latest purchase from M.A.C. As you may know I’m a professional make up artist, so for me no amount of make up is ever enough. I always find myself digging into my kit looking for a particular tint-tone-shade of a lipstick/ lipgloss/ eyeshadow etc. only to realise that it’s missing and that I need to buy it. To explain my point better to y’all I will cite an example-

So ‘Red’ is not just one colour for a make up artist ( you must think I’m crazy). There are so many variations of the colour red- such as, coral red, blue toned red, pinky red, maroon red, rusty red etc etc…. the list goes on. I think now you must be getting the gist of what I’m trying to explain.

Anyhoo, so recently I felt the need to buy some nice bright shades for my lipstick collection. I bought 5 lipsticks, all of which are bright, bold and beautiful. M.A.C lipsticks are priced at Rs.1450 a pop. I know they are a little bit on the pricy end but for me they are like an investment as I end up getting a lot of wear out of them for myself and my clients.

Here are a few pictures of the summer bright lipsticks I picked up :

1. Relentlessly Red, M.A.C 2. Chili, M.A.C 3. Lady Danger, M.A.C 4. Ruby Woo, M.A.C 5. Candy Yum Yum, M.A.C
1. Relentlessly Red, M.A.C
2. Chili, M.A.C
3. Lady Danger, M.A.C
4. Ruby Woo, M.A.C
5. Candy Yum Yum, M.A.C

1.) RELENTLESSLY RED 

Texture – matte

Colour- the most perfect pinky red.

Colour payoff – strong

Stay on time – 3-4 hours (then it requires a touch up)

On my lips- Relentlessly Red, M.A.C
On my lips- Relentlessly Red, M.A.C

2.) CHILI

Texture- matte

Colour- deep rusty red

Colour payoff- strong

Stay on time- 3-4 hours (then it requires a touch up)

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3.) LADY DANGER

Texture- matte

Colour- super vibrant orange red

Colour payoff- strong

Stay on time- 3-4 hours (then it requires a touch up)

On the lips- Lady Danger, M.A.C
On my lips- Lady Danger, M.A.C

4.) RUBY WOO

Texture- retro matte ( basically means super dry-powdery matte)

Colour- the truest blue toned red available in the market
P.S. – This is my most favourite red lipstick in the whole wide world 😀

Colour payoff- strong

Stay on time- 6-7 hours (then it requires a touch up)

On my lips- Ruby Woo, M.A.C
On my lips- Ruby Woo, M.A.C

5.) CANDY YUM YUM 

Texture- matte

Colour- super vibrant blue pink

Colour payoff- strong

Stay on time- 3-4 hours (then it requires a touch up

On my lips- Candy Yum Yum, M.A.C
On my lips- Candy Yum Yum, M.A.C

I hope this gives you ladies some inspiration to wear these crazy, sexy bright lip colours and step out to beat the crazy Delhi heat.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

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Turquoise

Hello!

Let’s talk about me feeling nice and bright these days. I have been making a conscious effort these past few weeks to break my habit of wearing clothes only from the deeper-darker-duller colour palette such as; black/navy/grey/beige etc. A few years ago I worked at MAC as a make up artist. While I was working there I didn’t just fall in love with everything make up, fashion and beauty but also fell head over heels in love with the colour black. Wearing only black clothes was a part of my everyday life for two years. Black will always be my one true love in the varied world of colours because no matter what it always makes me look good and feel confident. Anyway, enough babble on BLACK!

Let’s come back to talking about brighter- happier colours. (I digress too much :p)

I recently picked up this gorgeous printed top/ kurti from this label called ‘NO FUSS BY SANDHYA RAMAN’ . I love love love the various colours on this top and also the cloth it’s made out of, which is cotton crape. Trust me guys, it’s the most perfect cloth/material for Delhi summers. It’s super flow-y, soft, crease resistant, comfortable and flattering. I really like the designer’s easy- semi ethnic sense of style and it really showed through in her pieces. The best thing I found about her clothes are her cuts. She does the most flattering cuts for Indian female body type. I paired my kurti with comfy black cotton palazzo pants and didn’t shy away from adorning it with colourful accessories. YAYYYYY for wearing so much colour. 😛

I really like the way this look came out. It’s really easy & comfortable. It’s basically really me. I hope you guys like it as much. 🙂

Here are some pictures of this OOTD ;

Sleeveless printed top/kurti- No Fuss By Sandhta Raman Black cotton palazzo pants- tailor made Handbag- Meri Jaan, Bazaaria Silver kohlapuri's - Janpath
Sleeveless printed top/kurti- No Fuss By Sandhta Raman
Black cotton palazzo pants- tailor made
Handbag- Meri Jaan, Bazaaria
Silver kohlapuri’s – Janpath
Silver peacock earrings- Amrapali  Turquoise & gold beaded necklace- Khan Market
Silver peacock earrings- Amrapali
Turquoise & gold beaded necklace- Khan Market

Thanks for reading. 🙂

Cheers!

Grey matter

Hello!

What is it about basics? Why do they always look so bloody good? 

One can never ever go wrong with simple basics, such as; skinny blue denims, black high heels, a black ganji and a grey shrug. Throw it all together in a jiffy and voila! you have yourselves a sure shot good looking outfit. The day I wore this outfit I got ready in a real hurry. To brighten up my look I threw on some bubble gum pink lipstick, wore my hair down( pretty much how I wear them all the time :p) and stepped out of my door. The best way to describe a basic outfit in three simple words is, it always looks  CRISP, SIMPLE & CLEAN.

Here are a few pictures of my basic outfit –

Black ganji top - Latin Quarters Skinny blue denims - Marks & Spencer Grey shrug - Vero Moda
Black ganji top – Latin Quarters
Skinny blue denims – Marks & Spencer
Grey shrug – Vero Moda
Black suede handbag - Zara Black round dial watch- DKNY Black sequin high heels- Zara Brown sunnies - Aldo Accessories
Black suede handbag – Zara
Black round dial watch- DKNY
Black sequin high heels- Zara
Brown sunnies – Aldo Accessories
Lipstick - girl about town- M.A.C + Candy yum yum- M.A.C  Black and silver dangler earrings- Arts & Jewels
Lipstick – girl about town- M.A.C + Candy yum yum- M.A.C
Black and silver dangler earrings- Arts & Jewels

Thanks for reading!

Cheers 🙂

’em BOOTS #ootd & cheerio 2014!

Hello!

I thought I’d do an #ootd post as my last blog entry for 2014. We delhiites have been experiencing the coldest winter in 11 years and no one is complaining because it has been so lovely and blissful. As the temperature dropped rapidly in the city of Delhi, I realised that I didn’t own a decent pair of black boots. So I began my search for the most perfect-simple-comfortable-flat-black boots. I wanted a pair which would go with everything, were super comfortable to walk in and kept my toes all toasty. P.S – my sister got all all benevolent and cute on me and offered to pay for my boots, so I had to get the best of the bests. I mean when they come for free, they have to be freaking fabulous. hehe 😀

Skinny black jeans - Vero Moda  Black top - Zara Black over coat - Marks & Spencer Green cowl - Hand knitted by my mother
Skinny black jeans – Vero Moda
Black top – Zara
Black over coat – Marks & Spencer
Green cowl – Hand knitted by my mother

I found the most sexy pair in Zara and they weren’t even too expensive. Zara pricing sometimes can turn out to be like a christmas present. Like secret santa secretly priced the thing you wanted the most within your budget. I love how my boots have two textures, plain in the front and all glossy/ patent from the back. The cherry on the cake is the gold chain detailing. I completely love them and I’m sure I am going to be getting a lot of wear out of them this winter. I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple, I wore an all black ensemble with a pop of green and carried my brand new black and gold sling purse. ( I totally bought the purse coz I wanted something to go with my boots- guilty ;P

Black and gold sling purse - The trunk label Black and grey half mittens- Sarojani Nagar Black boots - Zara Gold watch DKNY
Black and gold sling purse – The trunk label
Black and grey half mittens- Sarojani Nagar
Black boots – Zara
Gold watch DKNY
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Brown and gold sunnies- Aldo Accessories

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Now talking about the year that has been 2014- I cannot be more glad that it comes to an end today. This year hasn’t exactly been a cake walk for me. Let’s just say it didn’t pan out the way I thought it would. The person I was when this year began, is if not entirely then mostly different from the person that I have become as the year comes to an end. On that note, though it has been a somewhat difficult year, it has been the learning curve of my life. I feel like this year I was under construction, mentally and physically.

As i’m really into making lists these days, so I thought I will round up a quick list of all the things that 2014 taught me :-

1. FAMILY WILL LOVE YOU AND COMFORT YOU EVEN IF YOU MAKE BAD DECISIONS. ( NOT LIKE I DIDN’T KNOW THIS EARLIER, BUT THIS YEAR REITERATED THIS FACT FOR ME) 

2. IT’S IMPERATIVE FOR A HEALTHY LIFE TO STAY BUSY. 

 

3.  DELETE THE DRAMA FROM YOUR LIFE. IT’S NOT COOL.

4.  A REAL RELATIONSHIP IS SUPPOSED TO BRING POSITIVITY, LOVE, COMFORT AND HAPPINESS TO YOUR LIFE AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

 

5.  IF YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, SAYING THAT YOU WANNA DO IT IS NOT GONNA MAKE IT HAPPEN. BUCK UP, MOVE YOUR ASS AND DO IT. 

 

6.  IT’S NOT A CRIME TO BE CONFUSED ABOUT SOMETHING- A LOVE INTEREST, YOUR CAREER, YOUR CHOICES ETC. IT’S OKAY, THESE THINGS TAKE TIME TO WORK. IT’S NOT MAGIC PEOPLE. STOP PATRONISING YOURSELF FOR IT. RELAX !

 

7.  FITNESS IS CRUCIAL. BEING A CERTAIN SIZE IS NOT WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT HERE. I LEARNED THAT FITNESS MEANS FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY AND ALSO IT’S A LIFESTYLE ALTERATION AND NOT A 1-2 MONTH STINT.

8. IF YOU ARE NOT GOOD AT SOMETHING, CHOOSING THAT AS YOUR CAREER MIGHT BE THE SHITTIEST MOVE YOU WILL MAKE IN YOUR LIFE. DO WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT AND WHAT YOU ENJOY DOING. SUCCESS WILL FOLLOW. 

 

9. HAVING FEWER FRIENDS IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN HAVING WRONGDOER FRIENDS. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. 

So seeing that I have acquired all this wisdom this year, I guess it wasn’t such a shitty year. I have come out a lot stronger, wiser, healthier and happier. So all in all cheerio 2014 and welcome 2015, you better be good to me.

WISHING ALL MY READERS A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE, I HOPE 2015 BRINGS ALL OF YOU LOTS OF HAPPINESS 😀


SHOP THE LOOK

Skinny black jeans – Vero Moda( location details) 

 http://www.veromodaindia.com/store-locator/ 

Black top – Zara 

http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/t-shirts/embroidered-t-shirt-c269189p2208008.html

Black over coat – Marks & Spencer

http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/women/coats-and-jackets

Green cowl – Hand knitted by my mother ( found something similar for you guys online)

https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/204008373/chunky-knitted-scarf-neckwarmer-wrap-in?ref=market

Black and gold sling purse – The Trunk Label

http://www.thetrunklabel.com/bags/the-kara-sling/product.html

Black and grey half mittens – ( Sarojani Nagar location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Black boots – Zara

http://www.zara.com/in/en/shoes—bags/trf/shoes/mock-croc-boot-c665019p2129100.html

Gold wrist watch ( Didn’t find the exact same watch online, it’s from an old collection of DKNY. Found something similar for you guys.)

http://www.dkny.com/accessories/shop-by-category/watches/bryant-park-gold-tone-wide-bangle-watch/NY2231.html?dwvar_NY2231_color=000#start=7

3. Brown and gold sunnies- Aldo Accessories ( location details)

http://www.majorbrands.co.in/store-locator/

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Baby, it’s cold outside.

Hello,

I was born in the month of march which makes me a spring child, but that doesn’t make it my favourite season of the year. My favourite season is hands down – ‘WINTERS’

Along with sharing with you guys what i’m wearing this winter season I thought I’ll add a random little list of things I LOVE LOVE LOVE about winters. So here it goes :- /

STEAMY HOT COCOA

WARM- FUZZY QUILTS

BUM-FREEZING-CHILLY BREEZE

PLENTY CUPS OF COFFEE & TEA

LONG WALKS & WOLLEN SOCKS

FOGGY MORNINGS

CARS WITH BLINKERS

DOGGIES WITH JUMPERS GETTING A BIT PLUMPER

HANDS WITH MITTENS

OVERCOATS & OVERALLS

BONFIRES & CHURCH CHOIRS

WINE UHH SO DIVINE

WARM CAKE AFTER SOME YUMMY STEAK

CUDDLES & HUGS

BOOTS & SUITS

DAYS WITHOUT SUN & MAYBE A LITTLE RUM

CINNAMON STICKS & BAKING MIX

COLD NIGHTS & FAIRY LIGHTS

MUSIC IN THE AIR, A LOVELY CHRISTMAS FAIR

OIL HEATERS & ME BEING AN OVER EATER

WHEN THE MORNINGS ARE HAZY AND I’M OH SO LAZY


What I wore when it was cray cold outside; ( I should have worn boots, my feet froze, dumb move! )

Grey over coat - tailor made Skinny blue jeans - Marks & Spencer
Boyfriend style grey over coat – tailor made
Skinny blue jeans ( I made them look like wanna be Chinos) – Marks & Spencer
Ballet flats - Charles & Keith Black wollen cowl - Alcott Owl half mittens - Claire's Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar Silver bracelet watch - CK Black & silver studded messenger bag - Zara
Ballet flats – Charles & Keith
Black wollen cowl – Alcott
Owl half mittens – Claire’s
Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar
Silver bracelet watch – CK
Black & silver studded messenger bag – Zara

SHOP THE LOOK

I try and list down all the items which I’m able to find online, if I’m unable to find them, then I try to either provide you guys with the location details from I purchased the item or a link to something similar. 🙂

Boyfriend style grey over coat ( I got mine made from a local tailor but found something similar online for you guys) 

https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/152495036/gray-wool-coat-boyfriends-woollen-jacet?ref=related-2

Skinny blue jeans ( my wanna be Chinos ) – Marks & Spencer

http://www.marksandspencer.com/roma-rise-stretch-jeggings/p/p60061245

Ballet flats – Charles & Keith ( Couldn’t find the exact same ones, coz I bought my pair 2 years back ) 

http://www.charleskeith.com/INTLStore/CK/IND/Shoes/Flats/Basic-Ribbon-Ballerinas/Nude/CK1-70580078/Product

Black wollen cowl  ( Couldn’t find the same one, found something really similar though ) 

https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/169754572/pick-your-color-custom-knitted-cowl-neck?ref=market

Owl half mittens ( Couldn’t find the same one, found something really similar )

https://www.etsy.com/listing/100172230/crochet-owl-fingerless-gloves-wrist

Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar ( location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Silver bracelet watch – CK, Ethos

http://www.ethoswatches.com/product/k1l23120.html

Black and silver studded messenger bag

http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Printed Palazzo pants <3

Hello,

This year I discovered my love for easy- breezy, super comfy cotton Palazzo pants. Why haven’t I been wearing them all these past years? I love how they fit -PERIOD. Palazzo pants cannot go wrong on anyone. They make your waist appear slimmer, hug you butt in the most perfect manner and then flare out to give your legs a lot of room to breathe. I have been pairing them with almost everything in my closet- be it a long shirt/ a tank top/ a long kurta / short kurta…

I paired my cotton printed palazzos with a simple sleeveless black kurti and to add some structure to the outfit I threw on a sleeveless cotton waist coat o top. I had to do a lot of running around on the day I wore this outfit, and what can be better than a pair of stunning leather Kohlapuri’s to make your feet look good and feel comfortable.

As for my accessories I wore my favourite antique silver necklace which I had picked up last year from Jaipur.. I love this piece of jewellery, it is so stunning! along with that I wore my gold coin ring and carried my Zara messenger bag. My newest obsession is to pair all things silver and gold together. I love how that looks.

Here are a few pictures of my #ootd

Printed Palazzos – Fabindia Sleeveless, Black Kurti – Sarojani Nagar,  Black cotton waistcoat – Anokhi, Wayfarers – Ray-Ban 
Black leather kohlapuri's - Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon. Silver necklace - Johri Bazaar, Jaipur Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market Black messenger bag - Zara Gold wrist watch - DKNY  Nail paint - Orange, Colorbar
Black leather kohlapuri’s – Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon.
Antique Silver necklace – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market
Black messenger bag – Zara
Gold wrist watch – DKNY
Nail paint – Orange, Colorbar

 

SHOP THE LOOK

Printed palazzos ( couldn’t find the exact same ones as mine, but found something similar)

http://www.fabindia.com/intl/cotton-mull-kalamkari-tie-up-tassel-flared-palazzo-black-indigo.html

Sleeveless black kurti ( Sarojani Nagar location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Ray-Ban wayfarers 

http://www.flipkart.com/ray-ban-wayfarer-sunglasses/p/itmdthng4hv8jahz?pid=SGLDQZ9MAKHGHNNU&srno=b_40&ref=aab7c8d8-3708-4541-8a5e-1c799fa284a0

Black cotton waistcoat (Anokhi doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.anokhi.com

Black leather kohlapuri’s ( Balujas doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.balujas.net

Antique silver necklace (Johri Bazaar, Jaipur location details)

http://www.jaipurtravel.com/what_buy.htm

Black messenger bag 

 http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Gold coin ring & black bangles ( Khan Market location details)

http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/shopping/khan_market.jsp

Gold wrist watch ( Didn’t find the exact same watch online, it’s from an old collection of DKNY. Found something similar for you guys.)

http://www.dkny.com/accessories/shop-by-category/watches/bryant-park-gold-tone-wide-bangle-watch/NY2231.html?dwvar_NY2231_color=000#start=7

Orange blast nail paint

http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/productDetails.asp?id=27&skuid=214

Thanks of reading 🙂

Cheers!

Girls about town

Somehow me and my girlfriends always end up meeting sometime during the evening, but as we are growing up, we have come to the realisation that a day out is a lot more fun than a night out. And as the newly turned teens step out to take a tipple tour across the city at around 8, we have already had a happy end to our Saturday. My dear friend had some pretty amazing deal vouchers for quite a few restaurants in Delhi. So we,  Twisha, Pallavi and myself, thought this calls for us to indulge ourselves in a nice and lavish #drunch ! And for those of you who don’t know what a drunch is, it’s a drinking lunch. 😛

We went to Hauz Khas Village. The one and only uber cool and hipster driven place in the heart of South Delhi. Mushroomed with pubs, restaurants, bakeries, lounges, shot bars, it is definitely a go-to place for an indecisive lot, such as us. With ample number of choices, we zeroed down on Fork You. Conversations flowed, LIIT was poured, great food was brought to the table in an alive American ambience against a setting evening.

Here are a few pictures of what we all looked like while we stuffed our faces merrily.

TWISHA’S OUTFIT :

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Floral blue dress- Jabong.com

Sandals- Jabong.com

Tan handbag- Zara

Silver watch- Fossil

Nail paint- Golden sparkle by Juice

PALLAVI’S OUTFIT :

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Net top- Tally Wejil, Italy

Jeggings- Zara

Sandals- Nine West

Handbag- Calvin Klien

Charm watch- Fossil

Arm candy- Amethyst

Sunnies- Charles & Keith

Nail paint- Plum Grenadine, Colorbar

MY OUTFIT :

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Crop top- Forever 21

Black inner- Marks & Spencer

Black skirt- Marks & Spencer

Black & gold earrings- Vero Moda

Watch- DKNY

Black & gold flip flops- Big Bazaar

Sunnies- Marks & Spencer

Green handbag- Accessorize

Nail paint – Jazz berry, New U

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!