RIPPED JEANS & BOHO SCENES

Hello!

I haven’t blogged in a while, which isn’t cool. From time to time one finds oneself juggling many things at the same time, which is all good if you are an over achiever – multi tasker – super-human-being-kinda-person. But sadly I don’t happen to be one ( wish I was though ;P). About a month or so ago I finally decided to juggle with another social media/ internet/ world wide web/ social interactive hyperspace etc etc… Youtube. All the filming, editing and post processing has really been hogging up all my time and I haven’t been able to give any lourve to my blog. So now that I have sort of got a handle on it and have worked out somewhat of a filming, editing and uploading schedule, I thought that I should get back to blogging.

Elaborating a little bit about my youtube space, my channel airs videos related to beauty and make up. And ummmm that’s because I happen to be a make-up artist along with being a super blogger (NOT 😛 ) I post a lot of fun make up tutorials, easy hair tutorials, quick make up tips & tricks kind of videos. If you are interested in that kind of content then do give a little lookie-look to my channel and I really hope that you guys like what you see there and while you are at it, hit that subscribe button. Alright now that I have also ended up selling my channel – how very discreet of me – go ahead and check this blog entry out.

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL | UMANG VANSHIKA

SEXY BLUE SMOKEY EYES | MAKE UP TUTORIAL

5 MINUTE CURLS | EASY HAIR TUTORIAL

Now talking about this particular blog entry, I wanted to share another fun OOTD with y’all.

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I have been eyeballing distressed jeans on everybody lately and have been wanting to get my hands on a pair for a hot minute. I really like how some girls can totally rock the ill fitted boyfriend style jeans with distressed details, but given my robust body I don’t really think they would go on me. ( trust me I have tried, I look like a homeless person ;P) I feel that tapered, skinny or bootlegged jeans look the most flattering on my body shape. Even after rampaging through quite a few stores I couldn’t really find those perfect ripped jeans for myself. I thought, what the hell! I’m just gonna do it the old fashioned way, I am gonna just rip my own jeans. I mean why spend thousands buying a new pair, when I can very gladly self destroy a good old pair of jeans. It took me 2 and half hours to rip my lovely skinny and sculpt denims from M&S at four different places, and every minute spent on this tedious process of careful destruction was worth it. Once I was satisfied with how they were looking I tried them on and suddenly realised that why have I been wearing normal jeans? Have I been living under a rock? They look so darn cool. ( I totally had a cool kid moment :p )

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Skinny blue jeans- Marks & Spencer , Printed chiffon top- Buzzaria, Lado Sarai

I love bringing together elements from different trends into my outfit. So I decided to ditch the typical tank top/ t- shirt/ jersey top etc type of a upper and went ahead with a lovely printed boho style chiffon top. It made the whole outfit so relaxed and vibrant. I really liked the way it turned out.

Multi layered silver beads necklace- Marks & Spencer Grey beads chain- New U Silver earrings - Johri Bazaar, Jaipur Silver mirror ring- Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Multi layered silver beads necklace- Marks & Spencer
Grey beads chain- New U
Silver earrings – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Silver mirror ring- Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

To accessorise I threw on a multi layered silver beads necklace and my favourite grey beads long chain. I wore a statement silver mirror ring and absolutely stunning multi coloured silver earrings.

P.S- If you are a silver jewellery freak, then you ought to visit Jaipur. It’s a silver jewellery Haven.

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Sunnies – flea market, Sarojani Nagar
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Purple leather handbag- Nature Bazaar, Kisaan Haat, Black watch – DKNY
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Off white & gold kohlapuri’s- Venus Steps

I really hope that you guys liked this post, if you did make sure to leave comment telling me about your latest fashion favourites. I would love to know. ❤

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers! XX

UV


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Back to school

Hello!

I kinda sorta went back to school this week. When I pieced this outfit together and stood in front of my mirror I literally felt 15 again somehow. ( I don’t know if that’s really a good thing though :p ). I definitely wouldn’t wanna go back to school. I feel I was so dumb and naive back in the day but then who isn’t at that age, but nevertheless It was a lot fun to dress like it’s school days again. 🙂

I wore my Zara royal blue romper dress. It’s made out of a thick T-shirty – jersey fabric and It’s so comfortable and light. It’s brilliant for summer time. It reminds me of school uniform somehow. You know like how school tunics used to be like shorts from underneath. I always like to layer my outfits- it’s kinda my thing, so I decided to wear a casual Forever 21 denim shirt on top. I felt it made the whole outfit look a lot more effortless and school-ish.

How could have I not worn my Converse if I was taking myself back to school. I was one of those kids who used to wear converse to school all the time. My love for All Stars is eternal. ❤

To finish off the look, I decided to carry my cute little peach knapsack. Isn’t it absolutely adorable? Ever since I have entered the world of grown ups I have been carrying totes/ satchels/ clutches & purses and feelin’ all grown up and fancy. I completely forgot how fantastic do knapsacks look. They really have come back in vogue with a bang. I’m loving this trend right now.

So I hope you guys like my cute little back to school outfit as much as I did. Here are a few pictures of me in it :-

Royal blue romper dress - Zara Tie & die denim shirt - Forever 21
Royal blue romper dress – Zara
Tie & die denim shirt – Forever 21
Peach Knapsack - Sarojani Nagar Green Lace all stars- Converse
Peach Knapsack – Sarojani Nagar
Green Lace all stars- Converse
Brown tint aviators- Ray Ban Watch - DKNY Star stud earrings- Forever 21 Silver necklace- Silverline Blue stone silver ring- Janpath
Brown tint aviators- Ray Ban
Watch – DKNY
Star stud earrings- Forever 21
Silver necklace- Silverline
Blue stone silver ring- Janpath

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Thank you so much lovely people for reading 🙂 I hope this gave y’all some inspiration to try some back to school outfits yourself.

Much love ❤

Cheers!

UV

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!

’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!

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

 

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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!

:Diwali – That time of the year

Hello!

If you are an Indian then you exactly know what I’m talking about. It’s that time of the year again people, when there is a slight nip in the air, the onset of autumn and the festivities are in full swing. For as long as I can remember, Diwali has been my favourite festival out of all the countless festivals Indians celebrate. According to Hindu mythology Diwali is celebrated because lord Rama and his brother lord Laxman along with goddess Sita (Rama’s wife) returned home after a 14 year exile and  after  winning a rather trecherous battle against the most evil demon ‘Raavan’. It is celebrated by lighting candles, diyas and fairy lights. The entire city lights up to celebrate the auspicious day.

For me Diwali time means lots of get togethers, dressing up, eating a gallon of sweets, drinking lots of wine 😉 , a whole lot of laughter and basically just spending time with family and friends and having a gala time.


 

Here are a few pictures of me all dressed up for a Diwali party;

Mustard Kurta- Fabindia Black tights - Forever 21 Dupatta/Stole - Amritsar, Punjab Bronze slippers- The Shoe Garage
Mustard Kurta- Fabindia
Black tights – Forever 21
Dupatta/Stole – Amritsar, Punjab
Bronze slippers- The Shoe Garage
Golden clutch - Shoe Tree Silver+Gold jhumka earrings- Johri Bazaar Jaipur
Golden clutch – Shoe Tree
Silver+Gold jhumka earrings- Johri Bazaar Jaipur
All things make-up Embark eyeshadow, M.A.C Green eye pencil, Revlon Colorstay  Colossal black mascara, Maybelline NY Black kohl, Lakme Eyeconic NC- 42 Studio Fix powder, M.A.C  Soft Rose lip balm, Nivea
All things make-up
Embark eyeshadow, M.A.C
Green eye pencil, Revlon Colorstay
Colossal black mascara, Maybelline NY
Black kohl, Lakme Eyeconic
NC- 42 Studio Fix powder, M.A.C
Soft Rose lip balm, Nivea

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers !

 

Footwear crush!

Hello!

The hero of this outfit has got to be my footwear. Can we all just stop for a minute and admire how gorgeous these pink leather chappals look.

The moment I laid my eyes on them, I knew it was love <3. I love how the craftsman has used silver-gold wire and multi coloured threads to adorn these simple slippers. The intricate work adds so much beauty and uniqueness to them.

I chose my clothes for the day in a way that they would flaunt the beauty of my footwear. I kept it simple and neutral with white cotton palazzo pants, a white knee length kurta and a Lehariya dupatta/stole.


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Pink chappals- Dastkar’s Rajasthani & Gujrati fair at Kisan Haat, New Delhi.

Nail paint-  Colorbar 03 Cosmopolitan.

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White palazzo pants- Anokhi

White Kurta- Farida Gupta (Hauz Khas Village)

Chiffon lehariya dupatta/stole – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

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Charm watch – Esprit

Thread bangles- Khan Market, New Delhi

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All things make up-

Eyeshadow- M.A.C Embark

Kohl Pencil- Revlon eye pencil in Green

Mascara- Maybelline The Colossal

Lipstick- Bourjois 07 Sweet Kiss Naturel

Powder foundation- NC-42 Studio fix powder

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Hand bag- Zara

Silver Earrings- Jodhpur


Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!