Monday, March 31, 2014

11 Makeup Breakdowns from Academy Awards 2014-Pt 1

So guys the long wait is over and here I am with the Makeup Breakdowns of your favourite celebs from the
Oscars this year.

Kate Hudson


 1.Vita Liberata Phenomenal Mousse

2. Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer

3. B. Sculpted Contour Kit in Medium

4.  Lord & Berry Smudgeproof Eyeliner in Black Brown

5. BECCA Ultimate Eye Colour Quad in Sun Chaser

6. Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Nooner


Penelope Cruz


1.Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer
2. Makeup Forever HD Foundation
3. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Loose Finishing Powder
5. New CID i-groom
6. E.L.F. Mineral Eyelid Primer
7. Shiseido Luminizing Eye Color Trio in Into the Woods
8. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
9.Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
10. Smashbox Blush Rush in Paradise
11. Soap & Glory Lipstick in Naked Beige


Jessica Biel


1.Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration 
2. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado,
3.  ck one 3-in-1 face makeup with SPF 8 in fair 200
4. ck one 3-in-1 concealer in light 1 
5. Charlotte Tilbury Sculpt and Highlight Powder 
6. ck one cream + powder blush duo in breath 100
7. ck one cream + powder bronzer duo in deeply bronzed 400 
8. ck one powder eyeshadow in expose
9. ck one volumizing mascara
10. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Lip Balm 
11. Tarte Lip Surgence in Lucky 

Jennifer Lawrence

1. Dior Pore Minimizer Skin Refining Matte Primer
2.Capture Totale Triple-Correcting Serum Foundation in Light Beige
3.Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder in Matte Amber #002
4.DiorBlush Vibrant Color Powder Blush in in Cocktail Peach
5.Diorshow Art Pen Intense Professional Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Catwalk Black
6. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Over Black 
7. NEW Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Mirage

Anna Kendrick


1. Dior Pore Minimizer Skin Refining Matte Primer
2. Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in Rosy Glow
3. Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
4. Diorskin Nude Tan Golden Shimmer Powder Transat Edition
5. DiorBlush Vibrant Color Powder Blush in My  Rose
6. Dior Backstage Eye Prime
7. Diorshow Art Pen Intense Professional Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Catwalk Black
8. Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Trianon Edition in Pastel Fontanges
9. Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black
10. Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil  in Blonde

Julia Roberts


1. Lancôme Visionnaire
2. Lancôme Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Powder & Foundation
3. Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette in Framboise Flirt
4. Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in French Nude
5. Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee
6. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara
7. Lancôme Rouge in Love in Delicate Lace

15 Spring-Summer Fashion Trends-What are the fashion trends that people will go Hyper about this 2014?

This is my entry to the ongoing HyperCity Blog Contest

This Spring-Summer is all about comfortable yet chic fashion. Here are some of the hottest trending styles that have been showcased in the runways around the world.

                                                             1.Crop Tops/Jackets

Crops are here to stay for a while, be it in a form of a jacket or top. You can try any design or prints on crop tops. Wear it with a pair of trousers or full-length skirt, it just rocks. Tone down the tummy to flaunt this style on perfect abs.


2. Pretty Pastels

What is summer without those lovely soothing pastel shades? This season also pastels are in all shapes and forms. Try out a suit or a jeans in pastel shade and pair them with some funky accessories.


Check out this Pastel top at http://www.hypercityindia.com/

3. Sheer

Sheer is cool, sheer is fun. Try out sheer fabric in chiffons, mesh, nets  during this summer for an ultra-cool effect. Just make sure that you do not keep it too sheer to look indecent. 


4.  Collar Button Downs

Love your collared buttoned blouses and shirts? It is the time to sport them. You can actually go for layering option by wearing a spaghetti top inside.


5. Wide Legged Trousers

Remember those old movies from the 70's where the lovely doe-eyed heroine wears these very wide trousers. Well, doe-eyed or not, we can actually flaunt the same style this season and can pair it with our regular shirts for office-wear.



Check out this wide legged trouser & more styles at http://www.hypercityindia.com/

6. Iridescence

Holographics are just the perfect wear for parties this time. If you are too shy to sport so much shine, flaunt the style with an iridescence clutch or heels. If you are bold enough to wear an outfit keep your accessories in basic shades.


7. Graphic

Black and white-the evergreen combination that is loved by all is so popular this time. Instead of the basic combination try to sport the colours with graphic and Aztec prints. It looks uber-cool. Try to play on with some colourful accessories or makeup.



Check out for this Black& White Pants & more at http://www.hypercityindia.com/

8. Full Tea-Length Skirts

Go retro with this style from the 50s & 60s. Lovely full bodied wide skirts are so trendy and you can actually wear it anywhere- to office, to parties, to informal events. Caution, try to cut down a little on those extra bulges at your waist.


9. Fringe

Go girly with lots of fringes on your outfits. Like the Cowboy Ponchos? Why not try the style with a cool fringed shrug? Be sure to keep rest of the outfit plain and simple.


10. Sweater Dressing

Knits and Spring-summer sound alien? Well, not any more as this season you can flaunt lovely light knitwears around too. Sounds impossible? Use a knitted scarf instead.


11. Embellished Details

Love to bedazzle everyone? Well this is your time. Stone-embellished outfits are the rage this season. Try out a gown or a dress with the adequate amount of embellishments. If you are not a person who is definite about the style, try to impart it only on the cuffs or collars.


12. Athletics

Show your athletic side by wearing outfits that brings out the sportsperson in you. A track pant styled pair of trousers, a tennis skirt or a racer vest, anything will look cool. Just keep the accessories a bit girly to balance the look.



Check out this athletic wear and more at http://www.hypercityindia.com/

13. Suits

Good news for girls who want to move around in formal wear. Suits are here this time, like never before. Take out your favourite linen suits and get going.


14.  Florals

Which girl does not like the floral print dresses. Go floral frenzy this season and apply on every possible outfit.



To check out this floral trousers & more check http://www.hypercityindia.com/

15. Collarless Coats

A streamlined coat with no collars or lapel-yes that is what will be hot for the summer. Layer over your favourite embellished dress or floral blouse.


So, here are the 15 hottest fashion trends of Spring-Summer 2014.  For more check out Hypercity's social links below:





Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sonakshi Sinha Inspired Makeup

Hey my beauties, today I have done a look inspired by Sonakshi Sinha's Red carpet appearance at the Star Screen Awards this year. I loved the look as it ha almost all the elements of makeup that I love- Bright pink lips, glowing skin & well defined eyes.













Saturday, March 29, 2014

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream Review

Hello sweethearts, as shown in my last video, I have been using the Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream for sometime now.


I will be sharing my thoughts about the product today.

Price: Rs. 749

Packaging: The Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream comes in the typical Olay Total Effects packaging of black and cream with the product image. The cardboard packaging has all the ingredients listed along with directions for use and the benefits of the product. Inside is the jar of 30ml which is made of glass with a black twist cap.


Product: The actual cream is somewhat light nudish peach in colour.

Nothing can age you as fast as droopy eyes with fine lines and wrinkles. The White Total Effect Eye Cream from Olay is the most preferred anti-aging cream that results in producing healthy and shiny skin. This Olay cream treats dark circles underneath your eyes and helps you produce flawless skin. The gentle anti-aging cream transforms the look of skin above and around the eyes.
The Olay cream fights seven signs of aging thereby making you look young and fresh. This anti- aging cream when applied on the face seeps in and results in producing flawless skin.The White Total Effect Eye Cream also enhances the softness and polished texture of your skin. The Olay cream will ensure that your skin retains its beautiful texture and complexion.
Directions to use:
  • Apply the cream twice in a day (morning and night).
  • For better results use the eye cream regularly.


My Experience: I was in search of a good under-eye cream and although I wanted to buy a different product I ended up buying Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream  because of some ongoing offers at that time. The colour of the product will remind you of a foundation. But thank God it does not give the effect of a foundation on the eyes. The texture is very light and it glides easily on skin. However, I feel it takes some time to gets soaked into the skin and a whitish cast remains visible for some time. However, it is doing a moderately good job in keeping my dark circles in check. I apply it twice a day with my ring finger and tap it slowly in circular motion around the entire eye area. I have not used it long enough to come to any conclusion about its effect on fine lines. However, one thing I can surely say is if I am apply this cream before applying my eye shadow, the application is smoother. Th product has a very mild fragrance which is insignificant. The only issue I have is it is somewhat getting quite messy inside the jar and some amount gets settled on the inside of the cap, which is kind of gross. Also I do not see any SPF properties in it. But yes, it prevents drying of the skin.


Pros:
1. Moisturising
2. Checks Dark Circles
3. Mild fragrance
4. Not greasy
5. Easy to carry

Cons: 
1. No SPF
2. Takes time to get absorbed
3. Pricey
4. Tub packaging may turn messy

Rating: 3.75/5

Overall, the Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye Cream is a moderately nice product and is effective to reduce under-eye darkness, and if that is what you look for in your eye cream, I would definitely suggest to give it a try.




Friday, March 28, 2014

YouTube Video:Skincare Products I am Using


Here is the new video up on my YouTube channel on the skincare products that I am using right now. 

I am loving most of the products as they are proving to be very useful for my skin. 

If you like please subscribe to my channel.



Press Release:High Street Phoenix in association with Back Alley - The Thrift Shop



High Street Phoenix in association with Back Alley -The Thrift Shop
present a weekend of shopping for a cause 

Mumbai, 26 March 2014: This April 2014, Mumbai will see a mélange of two popular concepts,the ubiquitous Thrift Shop and the steadily emerging trend of ‘Analogous Fashion’, all coming together to help spread some good Karma. High Street Phoenix in association with Back Alley – ‘The Thrift Shop’, will be hosting a two day long weekend of ‘Analogous Fashion’ on 12th and 13th of April 2014 at the destination centre. Back Alley and High Street Phoenix will give the patrons a vintage thrift shop experience with the goal of raising funds for various charities namely DEEDS, UNITED and the Sri Satya Sai School Trust in Pune.
Back Alley is a non-profit initiative by Radhika Dhawan and Maya Bhogilal Goyel with ‘Thrift Shop’ being their kitschy pop-up store. The products resold range from apparel, books, home decor artifacts, accessories, vinyl, CDs and are unused and mostly crowd sourced. The venue is recreated to reflect a vintage thrift boutique to add to the shopper’s experience. Mumbaikars are asked to send in their donations pertaining to the aforementioned articles. Back Alley takes the utmost care to go through everything individually and personally so as to filter every product before it goes on sale.
Come April, expect to find some of the most fashionable, quirky and interesting goodies sourced from the passionate ‘Keepers of Cool’ all courtesy High Street Phoenix and Back Alley’s The Thrift Shop.

About High Street Phoenix:
High Street Phoenix (HSP), is the first retail led consumption centre developed in India over a sprawling 3.3 million square feet. It houses over 500 brands including a variety of F&B, entertainment, commercial and residential complexes.  Pioneered by The Phoenix Mills Co. Ltd., HSP is led by its young, dynamic Managing Director, Atul Ruia and his team of professionals. At HSP, each zone has been specifically conceptualized and designed to offer an international experience and as an answer to emerging urban agglomerations typically defined as 'mixed used developments'.



The centre houses 3 distinct shopping zones viz. Skyzone, Grand Galleria and High Street Units (HSU).The multi-leveled Skyzone boasts of anchor stores of leading national and international brand retail outlets. The Grand Galleria caters to impulse shoppers and is connected to PVR Cinema’s 2000 seater 7 digital screens multiplex. The HSU houses a variety of stores which cater to niche lifestyles consisting of artifacts, handicrafts, stylish accessories, apparel and jewelery stores including a gift store and an optician cum eye wear store. In a nutshell, HSU houses almost everything you can possibly desire to make a truly memorable retail experience.

Popularly known as the heart of HSP, ‘The Courtyard’ - true to its name, presents the perfect platform for celebration and festivities. Completing this picture are an array of eateries that surround it. With a variety of first-of-its-kind retail stores, flagship stores and international brands under its umbrella is hard to resist.
The centre today stands as testament to mixed used development and is a unique destination with a wide variety of choices to appeal to all segments of the consumer across the board. 
HSP has added one of Mumbai’s, first luxury and premium luxury retail and entertainment destination, appropriately christened, ‘Palladium’. Palladium has, in a short span of time become an iconic landmark not only for Mumbai but for the entire country and offers four levels of exclusive shopping in an atmosphere of extraordinary sophistication and refinement all under one elegant roof.
The centre also has an expanded car park area making it one of the biggest car pool areas in Mumbai clocking on average of nearly 6,000 vehicles each day.
Winner of the “Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year – Socially Responsible” at the Asia Shopping Centre and Mall Awards 2014.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hair Art by L'Oreal Paris India 6 Oil Nourish

L'Oréal Paris India introduces HAIR ART by 6 Oil Nourish where we have gone beyond the usual twists and twirls and made it extraordinary! 

The Hair Art Gallery comprises of the Freida Braid, Princess Twirl, Dual Knot, Origami Bow, Artisan Bun & Athena Twist which are all created by our beauty expert Namrata Soni. 

Click here to watch them and follow step by step instructions to make these masterpieces yours, every day - http://bit.ly/HairArtGallery 

I love this style and would definitely try it out


Check out to watch this and many more hairstyles from this YouTube playlist:




Miss Claire Makeup Palette

I love makeup palettes. I know the quality of the shades may not be as superior as in individual shades, but hey when u r getting so many things in an affordable price, why complaining? After returning to India, I was looking for affordable makeup products, specially eye shadows. And my search ended with Miss Claire. This brand has some lovely eyeshadow palettes in really affordable price. This is one of the palettes that I have from Miss Claire.

It is a complete makeup palette with 36 awesome eyeshadow colors, 6 lip colors, 4 blush shades & 2 face base shades. Also included are 5 applicators, 1 lip pencil, 1 eye pencil & 1 mascara.







I tried a look with some of the shades




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