Monday, July 25, 2016

Best Tips To Style Designer Long Salwar Suits



Just imagine – you are surrounded by the group of stylist, fashionistas and every type of women’s wear collections... Having a herd of people who are specialists in designer suits, Bollywood style sarees, trendy lehengas and everything stylish in the world is such a bless for every woman. Not only fashion enthusiasts but a woman with grounded thinking and choice also feels better to have a BFF company while dressing.
Today we are going to discuss about the trend of long kurtis and what we can add up to rock the look.  Get best tips and suggestions to style these designer kurtis and trust these points, they will not consume much of your time. 

Ready for the glamour?

Embroidered Palazzos

Floor length or long kurtis adorn your height and are generally worn with leggings and churidars. But, why do have to stick on the same track when you have more option than that?
If your kurti is straight then go with extra flared embroidered palazzos and put on contrasting hues. For A-line kurtis, you can try straight border embroidered palazzos. These baggy types of salwars are the best resort to feel you relieved during hectic hours. 


High N Messy Bun

This number works like a wonder for the petite women and tall women get the superlative form of elegance. Try high-messy bun with long kurti and salwar or floor length designer salwar suits. This high bun look will look fab with Anarkali suits as well.


Take Dupatta In Style

Do not underestimate the power of dupatta or stoles. They can do wonders if taken and carried properly. Feeling amazed? So here are some quirky tips to get those dupatta looks in a snap.
1.       Join their diagonals and then wrap the other ends around your neck loosely. Just hide those ends under the curves.
2.       Take that rectangular figure and make a loop as you do with your winter scarves. Just let it hang loose around the neck and put through the other ends across the loop. Tight it accordingly. 


Hi High Heels

It’s show-time babe!
Put on high heels and adore the length of long kurtis or designer suits for women. If you are little afraid of heaven heels then better start with platform heels or wedges. They are safe to trot or even little bit of running. 


Quarter Or Full Sleeves

If you are already tall and lean then go with quarter sleeved kurtis or designer long salwar suits. Too much cloth can make you look little sleek! For petite woman, quarter sleeves and full sleeves work like magic. 

 
Something Extra To Adorn The Length

There are lots of nitty gritty which actually spruce up the look of long kurtis and floor length salwar suits. Running placket & buttons, side pockets or extra side slits are few things to adorn the length of these designer kurtis. So, it is recommended to research new types of kurtis and their designs to make your long kurti more hot and happening.

Stay tuned for more amazing fashion hacks... 



Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Creeper Review And Swatches

My Beloved Review - Colourpop Creeper

Colourpop cosmetics need no introduction. Most of us are a fan of Colourpop these days. I think this is the cosmetic line which is getting fame on a really fast pace. Whether we talk about Colourpop highlighters, eye shadows or lipsticks, all these products are becoming a darling of makeup lovers. Not to mention the great quality for super affordable price and so many options to choose from. O my my, do I need of say more!! Well..no..but I will :P


Read on to know about my lovely relationship with this brightest red lipstick of Colourpop - Creeper.


What the brand says:

Keep it real with this true classic blue red.
It's completely kissproof and very long wearing.


Directions to use:

Make your lips bare and dry!
For a precise and perfected application, apply with a matching lip pencil.
It’s ok even if you don’t have a matching lip pencil, simply apply this hot and bright matte lipstick with the applicator or your favorite lip brush.


Packaging:

Packaging is similar to almost all liquid lipsticks. It comes in a plastic tube with glossy silver cap and a doe foot applicator.


Ingredients:

ISODODECANE, NYLON-12, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CARMINE (CI 75470), ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SODIUM POTASSIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, ALUMINA, TIN OXIDE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, PALMITIC ACID. +/- MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 28 (CI 45410), RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410), SILICA, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, RED 21 (CI 45380), RED 21 LAKE (CI 45380), YELLOW 10 LAKE (CI 47005), BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400), COPPER POWDER (CI 77400), RED 33 (CI 17200), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, RED 36 (CI 12085), ORANGE 5 (CI 45370), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 22 (CI 45380).









 
Storage Instructions:

Store these upright and prefer to shake before application


Price:

$6.00  (so super inexpensive :))


Swatches:






My Views on Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Creeper:

I love red and being Indian it is a darling shade, specially for weddings. As in Indian weddings, people like wearing bright colours with all makeup, hairstyle and perfect bright lips.  Waise I like it for daily wear too :P.

It is a very bright, blood red shade and some people may find it odd to wear during day but I find it absolutely perfect to wear to office too. Not daily, but sometimes. It is kiss proof and lasts really long. Though the name “Matte Liquid Lipstick” may make you think these as drying but these are not drying on lips. You get amazing quality for a super cheap price. I am so in love with these that I have already bought three of these and planning to buy more. 

I love to apply it with the applicator provided as it makes the application super easy, then let it dry.  It is a very pigmented and glamorous shade and will suit almost everybody. The quality is good enough and the staying power is great, say 7-8 hrs easily without much fading. Even after that, it fades evenly and not in patches. Also, to remove it, you need an oil based makeup remover. Tough task but worth the results :).

One more thing to mention is it is light weight, doesn't feel heavy on lips and is completely non-sticky. Now, this should make you happy.
 Ok....one more point to this.....no patchy application. It goes on smooth :)

Tip: For smoothest finish always exfoliate your lips first! This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look.



Pros:

Inexpensive
Nice texture
Long staying power, say 7-8 hrs
Non patchy application
Non sticky
Very pigmented
Non transfer formula
Travel friendly packaging
Color will suit almost all
Doesn't settle into fine lines
No perfume/scent (I like it)


Cons :

I don't think it has any con!! Just that these are little bit drying. But all liquid lipsticks with matt formulas are drying.

Those who have extremely dry lips and love moisturizing, hydrating formulas, please skip these matt liquid lipsticks.



Overall Rating:


full 5/5

My full points go to this pretty red from Colourpop. I am truly enjoying the beauty of this brand these days. Will share more with you soon. As for recommending and repurchasing, I will do both. I fully recommend this color to everyone. You need to try this. 

What is your favourite Colourpop product and shade!!
Do share..

Love you all :)


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Step By Step Flawless Skin Regimen With Biotique

Hello beauties,

Rains are here and so the humid weather. And you know, Delhi's humid weather is not forgiving at all!!

So, today, we will discuss about skin care regimen that I am following these days. Yes, almost a month. Read on to know if I am liking it or going to discontinue it -

So many products are available in the market, that it becomes really difficult to choose which products will suit our skin best. Depending upon skin type, skin care products differ too, like there are different products for oily, dry, sensitive, acne prone, whitening and anti ageing.

Step By Step Flawless Skin Regimen With Biotique
To get flawless skin, it is very important to give your skin all the potion and lotion it needs and for that you need to follow a certain skin care regimen. Whatever your skin type is, you must follow a skin care routine with quality items, which consists of cleansing, toning, moisturizing (CTM). Let us talk about the skin care regimen in detail:

1. Cleansing: 
Step By Step Flawless Skin Regimen With Biotique


Cleanse your face twice a day, once in the morning and second before going to bed, using a good cleanser/face wash. I love natural products for my skin, so this time, I went for Biotique bio morning nectar face wash. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and is perfect for my oily skin. AND, it removes makeup too :)

My Rating for Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Facewash - 4.5/5 



2. Exfoliating: 


Exfoliating your skin is really important to get rid of all the dead skin cells. Choose a scrub which is not too harsh rather gentle like Bio Papaya Tan Removal Scrub. It helps remove tanning from face and unclog pores and thus giving a brighten and clear complexion. Exfoliate your skin with the help of water gently using outward circular motions. I would recommend using a scrub 1-2 times a week. I am quite liking this scrub. It is not harsh on skin and exfoliates well and doesn't break out the skin. Plus, it contains the goodness of papaya that helps in tan removal too.

My Rating for Biotique Bio Papaya Tan Removal Scrub - 4.5/5


3. Toning

After exfoliating, you can use a good face mask and if you are lazy like me then go for the next step, which is toning. It is really important to use a toner to restore your skin’s natural pH level. Look out for a toner which suits your skin type or you can use rose water too. Take a little amount of toner on a cotton pad and wipe off your face. I adore my Jafra Toner.


4. Moisturising:
Step By Step Flawless Skin Regimen With Biotique

A good lotion is the most important potion for your skin and it is advisable to use it before makeup and before going o bed too. One should use a moisturiser with SPF during day like Bio Morning Nectar SPF 30 Lotion, as it also protects your skin from harmful sunrays while giving your skin required moisture. Again, the positive point is that it is not breaking out my skin, so no pimples. And it is sufficiently hydrating and moisturizing. 


Step By Step Flawless Skin Regimen With Biotique


At the night, go for that particular moisturiser which your skin needs and it depends upon the condition of your skin, like anti acne, anti wrinkle, anti blemish or any simple natural moisturizer like Bio Morning Nectar Flawless Skin Lotion. It has no SPF and hence, a perfect choice for night time routine. Choose a moisturiser according to your skin type and requirement. People with oily skin can skip using a moisturizer at night, rather use a good serum. In the winters, it can easily be used by oily skinned too :). 

My Rating for Biotique Bio Morning Nectar SPF 30 Lotion - 4/5
My Rating for Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Flawless Skin Lotion - 3.5/5



Important Tips:


- While following a skin care routine, try to use all the products of same brand.
- Follow this routine for at least 1 month and then see the difference.
- Follow CTM routine twice a day, once in the morning and second before going to bed.


Overall Verdict - 

I would say that Biotique range for CTM is quite good and you won't regret purchasing it. I have become a fan of their Cleanser (lovely fragrance) and Papaya scrub. They surely deserve a place in your kitty :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD

Hello Pretty Dolls :)

Today, for you, a lovely tinted moisturizer that illuminates the face, like from within and imparts a healthy glow to the face. It works as an awesome base if you like a glowy finish :)

Oh yes, I have got compliments of that sort when I have used it under my base :).

 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD

 
What the brand says:

Gives your skin a youthful, radiant finish with this lightweight, buildable sheer tinted moisturizer.  A perfect blend of skincare and makeup. It hydrates skin with barely- there colour for a luminous radiant glow. This lightweight formula provides ideal protection from the sun's harmful and damaging rays with broad spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen. 

·  Skin-friendly formula contains a unique Dewy Complex that is proven to keep the skin moisturized and better equipped to combat external aggressors and irritants.

·  Long-wearing formula stays on colour true and even; layer with other foundations for a custom blend and radiant finish.

·  Mix 50% Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer into your foundation for SPF protection; For an instant boost - press Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer onto the high points of the cheekbones over any foundation.

 Perfect for all skin types. 


How to use:  

Apply it onto clean skin with the help of your fingertips in a gentle downward motion.
To maintain dewy radiance, set it with Translucent Loose Setting Powder using puffing brush.
For a matte finish, set with Foundation Powder or Translucent Loose Setting Powder using the Powder Brush.  


Shades available:

- Bare Radiance
- Bronze Radiance
- Golden Radiance
- Natural Radiance
- Warm Radiance


Packaging:

It comes in a whitish tube and the packaging is very user friendly. 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD


Ingredients: 

Octinoxate 7.50%, Avorbenzone 2.00%. Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Xylitylglucoside, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Anhydroxylitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), XYlitol, Copper Gluconate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica, Tin Oxide.


Shelf life:

18 months 

Price:

 Rs. 5,773/ $44 for 50ml/1.7Oz


 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD
 
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD
 
 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 illuminating natural radiance, Review and FOTD


My Views on  :

This is a great illuminating moisturizer, which gives a luminous finish and is perfect for normal to dry skin.  Versatile shades makes it ideal for all skin tones. 

Best thing is it has SPF too, which it makes a perfect moisturizer for day time. So, you can use it on its own or mix it with your foundation for getting sun protection.

Though I have used it on my super oily skin too and have faced no breakouts but that was in winters. In summers, I do not dare such dewy products :P. But for normal to dry skin, I would say that this tinted moisturizer is superb and if your skin have no major issues, then this is sufficient on its own. You will get that lovely fresh dewy look with no heaviness or clogging of pores.

This illuminating base is not shimmery sort of, but i imparts a natural glow to the skin. When I tired strobing for the first time and it was liked and appreciated by all, I used this tinted moisturizer in the base. You can check out my strobing look, which I created using same laura mercier moisturizer here - step by step tutorial on strobing

My tip: After applying the product, give it some time to settle in and then go with your normal makeup routine if you want. Or simply mix it with your regular foundation and you are ready to go. 

If you are fond of natural dewy finish then this tinted moisturizer is a must have for you. 


Overall Rating:

4/5

I would surely recommend this tinted moisturizer to all who like fresh dewy finish. Do splurge and enjoy :)