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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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 🙂

Spring child

Hello,

Spring’s here! spring’s here! spring’s here! YAY YAY YAY !!! 

Spring for me somehow is the season of love. I feel like there’s is music in the air, everything seems to be happy and nice. Flowers are blooming, sun is shining, skin is glowing etc etc. One of the reasons why I love spring so much might also be because march other than being the month of spring also happens to be my birthday month. Whoop whoop!!! hehe…  So basically all in all I’m in my highest spirits. 🙂

So here are a few pictures of me welcoming spring fashion. This is my go to look during spring/summer. Easy breezy cotton kurti’s/ tops with denim skirts/shorts.

Multi coloured kurti - Darzi, Shahput Jat  White denim skirt - Sarojani Nagar
Multi coloured kurti – Darzi, Shahput Jat
White denim skirt – Sarojani Nagar
Flip flops - Sarojani nagar
Flip flops – Sarojani nagar
Mutli layered silver beads necklace- Marks & Spencer Silver ring - Johri Bazaar, Jaipur Transparent silver handbag- Charles & Keith Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar
Mutli layered silver beads necklace- Marks & Spencer
Silver ring – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Transparent silver handbag- Charles & Keith
Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar
ALL THINGS MAKE UP FACE: BB cream- Garnier EYES: Cocobar 02, eye glide eye pencil- COLORBAR Bronze, Vivid & smooth liner - Maybelliene (on the waterline) Colossal black mascara- Maybelliene LIPS : Soar lip pencil- M.A.C
ALL THINGS MAKE UP
FACE: BB cream- Garnier
EYES: Cocobar 02, eye glide eye pencil- COLORBAR
Bronze, Vivid & smooth liner – Maybelliene (on the waterline)
Colossal black mascara- Maybelliene
LIPS : Soar lip pencil- M.A.C

I hope you all make the most of this spring season. Much love ❤

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Here comes the bride :)

Hello!

Being a make up artist by profession I often get the opportunity to prep & dress brides for their special day. The other day this got me thinking about how blessed I am. I’m in a profession where I get to contribute a little something in someone’s big day. The look that I see on the bride’s face as I finish her make up and she puts on her jewellery and gets into her wedding day outfit and finally looks at herself in the mirror, that moment is the most gratifying moment in my line of work. The sheer glow that comes from the happiness on her face says it all!

I recently did make up for my client Shradha Jain for her wedding day, she truly made the prettiest bride. So I thought that why don’t l do a blog entry de-coding the look that I did on her. So here is a full list of the products I used to achieve this lovely feline look for Shradha;

EYES :

GROUNDWORK paint pot – M.A.C (Eye base)

COCOA BEAR eyeshadow- Makeup Geek + CARBON eyeshadow – M.A.C (In the crease)

CARBON eyeshadow + HUMID eyeshadow – M.A.C (Outer corner)

AMBER LIGHTS eyeshadow – M.A.C (Inner corner)

PEARL REFLECT glitter – M.A.C (centre of the lid)

BLACKTRACK gel eyeliner – M.A.C (from inner corner to outer, extending into a wing)

BLACK EYECONIC kohl pencil – Lakme (on the whole waterline)

VANILLA pigment – M.A.C (browbone highlight)

#53 LASHESUroparis 

MYSTERY eyeshadow + CLEAR BROW GEL M.A.C (to groom the brows)

FACE :

MOISTURIZING CREAMCetaphil 

PURE VETIVER WATERKama Ayurveda (used before make up for prepping the skin for make up and also after to set everything and hydrate the skin)

FS28 SUPRA BASEKryolan (full face foundation)

PURE ORANGE & NC 42 studio fix concealer- M.A.C (spot correction)

PREP & PRIME LOOSE POWDER – M.A.C (setting powder)

HOOLA BRONZERBenefit (used for sculpting and contouring the face)

DESERT ROSE + MARGIN blush – M.A.C (Blush on the cheeks)

VANILLA PIGMENTM.A.C (used to highlight the cheekbones and bridge of the nose)

LIPS:

REDD lip pencil – M.A.C (used to define the lips and to add a light stain)

VEGAS VOLT lipstick – M.A.C (2 coats of it all over the lips)


Here are a few pictures of Shradha all dressed up as a gorgeous, royal Indian bride.

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Before & after
Before & after

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Face of the day #1

Hello!

I thought I will do a #fotd ( face of the day ) post today. Yesterday night was just one of those nights when one feels like doing the whole glam-shabang.

You know what I mean, when you wanna spend an hour or so just doing your hair and make up. Make up is my numero uno vice. I love it, applying make up on myself and on others brings me a lot of peace and creative satisfaction. So basically I’m one of those girls who either will not make the slightest effort to look even presentable, I mean either you will find me in my track suit+converse+high pony tail, the complete non fuss look or else you will find me all dolled up. So there is just no middle ground/path.

So whenever I do decide to wear a full face of make up I leave no stone unturned. I then enjoy each and every step of it. I have always preferred to highlight and focus on my eyes more than any other feature.  I spend the maximum time doing my eye make up and everything else I wrap up quickly in 5 minutes. I guess that’s pretty much the case with everyone ( right? ).

So here are a few pictures of the products I used and the look I ending up wearing on my face.

1. HD Foundation #128 - Make Up Forever  2. Select cover up concealer, NC 42, M.A.C Cosmetics 3. Pink hues blush pallete- Aziza Cosmetics 4. Eyeshadow 30 14B- Sephora 5. Black iconic kohl- Lakme 6.Roll on shimmer, Chestnut- NYX 7. Super stay 14 hour lipstick, lasting chestnut- Maybelline 8. 129, short handle blush brush - M.A.C Cosmetics 9. 219, pencil brush - M.A.C Cosmetics 10. Eye brow brush- Vega 11. Expert face brush- Real Techniques
1. HD Foundation #128 – Make Up Forever
2. Select cover up concealer, NC 42, M.A.C Cosmetics
3. Pink hues blush pallete- Aziza Cosmetics
4. Eyeshadow 30 14B- Sephora
5. Black iconic kohl- Lakme
6.Roll on shimmer, Chestnut- NYX
7. Super stay 14 hour lipstick, Lasting Chestnut- Maybelline
8. 129, short handle blush brush – M.A.C Cosmetics
9. 219, pencil brush – M.A.C Cosmetics
10. Eye brow brush- Vega
11. Expert face brush- Real Techniques
#selfie :D
#selfie 😀

I hope you guys like the look and the products I used to achieve it 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Cheers 🙂

Casual friday #OOTD

Hello!

Fridays are all about casual dressing and why shouldn’t they be, friday’s mean the weekend is officially here and it’s time to put on your most amazing and casual outfit to give a fabulous head start to your weekend. What can be more casual and laid back than a super comfy pair of Converse All Stars . My love for them has never reduced but somehow I ended up side tracking them for a few years. ( What was I thinking? right !) I recently bought a new pair and have been wearing them at every chance I get.

I adore the denim-on-denim trend so I threw on my deep blue denim jeggings along with a light blue denim shirt, I put on my converse and carried my newest obsession – the black and sliver studded messenger bag. ( it’s so sexy, I love it !!)

Here are a few pictures of my casual friday #ootd. 

Deep blue denim jeggings- Marks & Spencer Light blue denim shirt- Sarojani Nagar All Stars- Converse
Deep blue denim jeggings- Marks & Spencer
Light blue denim shirt- Sarojani Nagar
All Stars- Converse
Silver drop shaped earrings- Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market Red tint sunglasses- Vero Moda Black and silver sling purse- Zara  Lippie - See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C
Silver drop shaped earrings- Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market
Red tint sunglasses- Vero Moda
Black and silver studded messenger bag- Zara
Lippie – See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C

if any of you are interested in purchasing some items from this outfit, I have listed below the direct links I could find online for some of the items from this outfit. All the items cannot be listed down with the direct links because some are from local trunk shows/ flea markets in my city. I have tried adding the location details for the same . 🙂


SHOP THE LOOK

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

Converse All Stars – http://www.jabong.com/Converse-Ct-Lace-Color-Ox-Black-Sneakers-451038.html?pos=3

Deep blue denim stretch jeggings – http://www.marksandspencer.com/roma-rise-stretch-jeggings/p/p60061245

Silver drop earrings – Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market (location details) – http://www.sodelhi.com/jewellery-stores/3693-arts-and-jewels-greater-kailash-i-new-delhi

Light blue denim shirt – Sarojani Nagar (location details) – http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C – http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/1030/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl

Red tinted sunglasses- Vero moda ( location details) – http://www.veromodaindia.com/store-locator/

Thanks for 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 !