Month: November 2015

5 Tricks To Let Your Make Up Last Longer Than Your iPhone Battery

If you thought slapping on dollops of make up will help it stick around longer, you’re mistaken. And let’s face it, real life is nothing like the ‘9 to 5’ commercial where your face paints will stay unmoved for 8 hours! So here are 5 ways in which you can avoid running for a ‘quick touchup’ every few hours.

 

  1. Use a light moisturizer

Pick a moisturizer that is lightweight and doesn’t feel like a tub of butter on your skin. It is also important that the cream doesn’t look greasy and sticky. A lighter formula prevents your make up from running.skin-moisturizers-1

 

  1. Use make up brushes

Fingers contain natural oils that the skin does not need. These oils let the make up go earlier than they should. And don’t just use any brushes use the right ones.3_tips_to_help_your_makeup_last_longer_large

 

  1. Apply a primer

The make up sets in stronger and firmer if you use a primer before the foundation. It evens out and readies the base for your foundation and other powders. Apply a dab of eye primer over your eyes as well. This gives them a fresh and just-applied look all day. Also, give your lips a smudge of the primer too to help the lip stain stay for longer.skin care

 

  1. Waterproof your face

A fool proof way that lets your make up stay until you willingly amputate it from your skin. Waterproof products may seem expensive but are totally worth it if you’re going in for heavy-duty day-lasting dos.article

 

  1. A strong foundation

A foundation is the deal breaker when it comes to an overall look, so select yours carefully. Blend in the foundation neatly and top off the entire make up with a dust of foundation powder, like a pro!backstage-beauty-tips-stylelist-canada-6

Fall Trends See More Shimmer With This Latest One, Glitter Pits!

“Be yourself, but always your better self.” ~Karl Maeser

“Be yourself. The world worships the original.” ~ Ingrid Bergman

 

When these famous personalities – in a long list of many more – preached to the world to be original and not change oneself, they did not mean “boycott the razor and jazz up those pits because, original”. No!

We’re not even kidding!

Instagram and beauty trend followers have been going berserk spending massive amounts on glitter to swank up their underarms. The season did begin with an epidemic worship of shimmer and shine but this is well, bizarre!

 

It is one thing to slap on glitter on your pits but it is a whole other level of crazy when one does it without taking a quick detour to the salon or the fudgin’ bathroom! Yes, glitter is in and no, fashioning it on your pit hair will never be! Don’t get us wrong! We are all for the shave-free feminism and #FreeYourPits ish but what part of glitter smothered pit hair is in the least empowering or liberating?

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A photo posted by Tia Nina (@tianinarocks) on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:13pm PDT

No, just no. This trend is so OTT (in the worst way possible) that we can’t even…*bursts out laughing*

5 DIY Moisturizers To Keep Your Skin Glowing This Winter

December is here and it brought along its BFF, dry skin. Every skin-loving and flake-loathing person sheds massive amounts on moisturizers and lotions every winter. But what if we told you that you could whip up your moisturizer right at home?

Yep, the Gods have answered your prayers and you finally save up to buy those shoes you’ve been eyeing. All you need is an empty jar and some easy ingredients to save your skin from the ire of the frigid winds.

 

  1. Coconut & Lavender Moisturizer

An easy to make mix with the hydrating goodness of coconut oil and the healing and relaxing power of Vitamin E and Lavender Oil.

What You Need:

½ cup coconut oil

1 tsp liquid vitamin E

1 tsp lavender oil

How:

  1. Melt the coconut oil by placing the container in warm water.
  2. Mix in the vitamin E and lavender oil. Let it set.
  3. Whip it well with a fork.
  4. Apply.

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  1. Almond & Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Rejuvenate dry and flaky skin with this healthy mix of aloe vera and almond oil with the added prowess of vitamin E and coconut oil.

What You Need:

4 tbsp aloe vera gel

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vitamin E oil

2 tbsp almond oil

How:

  1. In a bowl, combine the aloe gel, vitamin E and almond oil and mix well.
  2. Melt the coconut oil and add to the mix and give it a good whip.
  3. Apply.

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  1. Avocado Honey Moisturizer

Let honey and avocado bring your skin to life and give it a refreshing and dewy winter glow this season!

What You Need:

3 tbsp fresh cream

¼ avocado

1 tbsp honey

 How:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Apply and rinse off after an hour with warm water.
  3. Apply.

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  1. Olive & Rose Moisturizer

Spare your skin of chemicals and bring it back to life with this quick moisturizer enriched with beeswax (to boost your skin’s natural oils), olive oil and coconut oil with soft trails of rose oil.

What You Need:

½ cup olive oil

½ cup coconut oil

¼ cup beeswax pellets/shavings

1 tsp rose essential oil

How:

  1. Combine the olive oil, beeswax and coconut oil in a heat proof container.
  2. Melt the combined ingredients in a water bath and let it cool.
  3. Add the rose oil and whisk it using a fork or beater.
  4. Apply.

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  1. Milk Moisturizer

Loaded with the naturally hydrating nutrients of milk combined with olive oil and lime juice, this mixture is a quick way of replenishing your skin’s natural glow.

What You Need:

1/3 cup milk

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp olive oil

Few drops of vanilla extract

How:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a container and refrigerate (for longer shelf life).
  2. Apply.

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The Golden Leaf Hair Could Be Your Next Statement Look

It’s party season, that time of the year when your social standing depends on the number of Christmas, pre Christmas, New Year and pre New Year bashes that you’re invited to. Even though your PJs look way more enticing than that LBD you can barely breathe in, there are things one needs to do. Because, social acceptance.

Now, being fashion and trend conscious fanatics we are, there has to be a head-turning element that we must carry to these parties. And that is exactly why you need to stock up on hair mousse and golden leaf this year.

 

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Say hello to the gold leaf hair girls! Ever since models sported it at the Dries van Noten Spring 2014 show, this hairdo has been popping up on or social media feeds time and again. The show had sparkling bits placed across the models’ part line. Subtle and sensational.

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A photo posted by @thecraftinspo on Nov 18, 2015 at 5:06am PST

 

Economical DIY

Going for real gold leaves and gold leaf products can burn a hole bigger than your Thanksgiving belly in your wallet. But all hail the DIY Lords for coming up with alternatives that are neither time-consuming nor will have you compromising on your party shopping.

All you need is some hair mousse, a make up brush, a gold metallic leaf and a vision (or a beauty blogger’s Instagram account in front of your eyes. If you lack the latter, stick to this awesome tutorial for some chrome kissed tresses.

10 Fashion Trends That Have Symbolized Beauty Over The Years

In the first quarter of the 20th century the world saw a swarm of iconic leading ladies and charm exuberayting faces that took screens and poster by storm. What made these faces so special and so iconic that each represented am entire decade? It’s safe to say that each decade had a signature style and element of its own and these 10 fashion trends bring out the best of each epoch.

 

1920s

Following the War and the Wall Street Crash, the 20s saw an opportunity for introducing new trends to emphasize on renewal and freshness. The age flaunted broody and heavily kohled eyes alongside Coco Chanel’s famed bronze tan.

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1930s

Taking away the heavy kohl from the 20s, the 30s saw sultry eyes topped with arched and plucked-to-a-thin-line eyebrows with lips that were dark with n almost vamp-like effect.

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1940s

The ‘Gone With The Wind’ era stood for a woman’s natural beauty. Icons like Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman flaunted a dainty look. The standout element of this era was the curly waves or pin curls to add style to bob and blunts.

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1950s

The age of Monroe and her beauty spot saw trendy elements like cat eyes with dollops of caked make up to create a flawless exterior. The impeccable peachy slate was strewn over with thick lashes and bold liners that spelled out drama and glamour.

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1960s

The faces were bright and the eyes spelled out drama. The 60s saw dramatically long lashes – that were first adorned by supermodel Twiggy – complemented a minimum use of blush and base and that.

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1970s

Everybody in the 70s was going ‘Mamma Mia’ over the sudden change from demure to disco. The change was rendered into women’s vanity cases in the form of shimmer and shine as they splashed on illuminated powders, shadows and stark liners.

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1980s

The “Madonnian” era, the 80s defined its style statement with exaggerated bold eyes smothered with brilliant metallic eye shadow and accentuated cheekbones that boasted of rosy blush.

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1990s

This was the era of the subtle metallic lipstick and the ultra trendy face-framing tendrils. The 90s taught the woman how to look carefully effortless with the precise picking out of the hair strands from their do that hung down on the sides of faces.

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2000s

Keeping the top-mop in focus, this decade saw heads of chunky bold highlights. From stark contrasts to vibrant experiments, the tresses of 2000 spelled out trendy. Though a hot trend, the chunky highlights calmed down to give us the blended highlights.

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2010s

A peachy fresh and illuminated face with playful – even graphic – bold eyes has been the trendsetter for this decade so far. With palettes that emphasize on nudes and naturals, the 2010s are all about minimalism.

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5 Fall Fragrances To Add To Your Collection

Fall and winter go hand in hand with essentials like snowflakes, parkas and peppermint lattes. Just like these basics define the seasonal transition, so can the fragrance you wear. Here are 5 perfumes that capture the essence of winter in a bottle.

 

  1. Miu Miu Eau de Parfum

Composed with a harmonious blend of rose, jasmine, lily of the valley and patchouli extract, the fragrance is fresh, floral and brings in trails f spring into your cashmeres.fallfragrance4_1

 

  1. Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum

The sultry perfume by Marc Jacobs consists of invigoration Bulgarian roses, jasmine, iris, papyrus woods and plums to leave a scintillating and ritzy trail as you walk in.fallfragrance

 

  1. Tom Ford Noir Por Femme Eau de Parfum

A musky and strong fragrance, this potion by Marc Jacoba is the perfect mix of bold notes like Australian sandalwood and rose absolute with romantics accents of Madagascan vanilla and orange flower.fallfragrance7_1

 

  1. Dolce & Gabanna Velvet Mimosa Bloom

True to its name, the Velvet Mimosa Bloom is a soft perfume comprising of the mimosa flower with crisp streaks musk, violet and oils of mandarin for an uplifting whiff.fallfragrance11_1

 

  1. Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge

An ultra feminine perfume by Estee Lauder, the Modern Muse Le Rouge with happy floral notes like magnolia, raspberry and Bulgarian rose invites your winter rose garden into your wardrobe.fallfragrance5

 

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5 Beauty Treatments That’ll Cost You An Arm & A Leg

We’ve seen how high people can go on the crazy scale to achieve a desirable look but what about treatments that come at an exorbitant price? How much is too much when it comes to paying for beauty? Apparently a lot, and these 5 most expensive beauty regimes of the world stand proof to it.

  1. L. Raphael Oxy Star Anti-Pigmentation Facial

Price: $1,590 (~INR 1,06,000)

A super luxurious treatment offered only at the Palace Spa in Gstaad, Switzerland, it involves almost an hour-long process. The procedure involves treating body and skin with L. Raphael products rich in oxygen like the L. Raphael Oxy Peel Perfection Elixir.Ligne-Beyond-Spa-L.RAPHAEL

  1. Evian Bath

Price: $5,000 (~INR 3,30,000)

A majority of us simpletons will think thrice even before buying it for quenching our thirst. But as it turns out, Hotel Victor in Miami offers a full-fledged bath to selected guests in 1,000 liters of this expensive spring water. The package, which costs USD 5,000, also includes a bottle of champagne (because you have to be drunk to shed that amount on a bath!), spa treatments and a dessert.ID4_visuel_gamme_501ce4

  1. Diamond & Ruby Peel

Price: $ 7,000 (~INR 4,63,000)

This ridiculously expensive treatment involves having your face scrubbed with a mix of crushed diamonds and rubies. The scrubbing is followed up with a layer of lactic acid to reveal fresh and glowing skin.dM-440x267

  1. Bee Venom Facial

Price: $ 55,200 (~INR 36,50,000)

Before you cringe and run away, let us tell you that the treatment involves a formula that has very little amount of the venom to make the procedure less painful. The extravagant mask comprises shea butter, lavender oil and manuka honey that give you young and radiant skin.BEE-VENOM_BLACK1

  1. Cellupulse Wave Therapy

Price: $75,000 (~INR 50,00,000)

This one’s actually a machine. It’s a Cellupulse anti-cellulite acoustic wave therapy machine, which is used by celebrities like Madonna to keep their body free from any visible cellulite. This in turn results in a body that might be 50 but won’t look a day over 30!madonna-feat-songs

5 Victoria’s Secret Models Reveal Their Best Beauty Secrets

Being a Victoria’s Secret model is much more than just having a fab form or a 10 on 10 catwalk. Along with the VS tag comes a lot of skin care baggage.

This year on the brand’s 20th anniversary show, models strutted the ramp with the utmost confidence and like always left us wondering, “what do they eat”, “what’s in that make up kit” and “what do they do for that flawless skin”! The Daily Mail got digging for all the answers and here are some beauty secrets right from the gorgeous mares’ mouth!2E50DBE800000578-3312647-image-m-38_1447197216869

 

  1.  Barbara Fialho

Being the one who has to do a test run for all the pieces that go on the ramp, Barbara has to work slightly harder than the rest. When it comes to her naturally luminous skin, the model says she owes it to the crazy amounts of water that she’s been consuming for the past few months. Also, frequent trips to the steam room have left her skin looking dewy fresh.2E503F6300000578-3312647-Another_view_Seasoned_veteran_Barbara_Fialho_tells_Femail_that_a-m-54_1447201063761

 

  1. Magdalena Frackowiak

In addition to regular exercise, Magadalena’s beauty mantra is simply sticking to lots of water, getting the right amount of sleep and keeping a safe distance from alcohol. Frackowiak also believes in leaving the skin alone and not touching it too much. The model swears by natural masks made of honey, oats and other everyday product. Her go-to facemask for soft skin consists of fresh avocados and egg yolk.2E4FB42600000578-3312647-image-a-57_1447197438921

 

  1. Shanina Shaik

Shaik keeps good care of her body and skin all ear round but believes that excessive workouts right before the show can cause dirt to accumulate in the pores. A good cleanse and keeping her skin clean is what she professes.2E51DA2B00000578-3312647-image-a-60_1447197462284

 

  1. Bridget Malcolm

With good amounts of water always in tow and her fitness and dietary routine on point, Bridget vouches for an oxygen-rich facial. The regime, she says, really cleans up and tightens the pores.Screen Shot 2015-11-14 at 3.46.23 am

 

  1. Devon Windsor

Another head turner who believes in keeping the body hydrated and a good nine-hour sleep, Devon follows a strict skin care regime round the year. The 21-year-old model never starts her day without a refreshing face wash followed up with regular moisturizing. In addition to that, Windsor swears by the Clarisonic face brush, which she uses a couple times a week to “keep everything tight and fresh”.2E50A8C200000578-3312647-Keeping_clear_Devon_Windsor_credits_her_flawless_complexion_to_a-m-67_1447202361558

5 Winter Hairstyles That Spell Out Chic

Fall is here and it’s time to ditch the spring flower tiaras for barrettes and pashminas. So while you’re hopping around town stocking up on the season’s essentials, drop by at the salon to give your mop a kiss of winter. Here are 5 styles that you can refer to.

  1. Textured Pixie

Bid adieu to your spring tresses and go short. The pixie can never go out of fashion and if you know how to play it right, you’re golden. Ask you stylist to give layers on the top. This provides for a sassy unkempt texture that fits like a glove with your winter wardrobe.

Kate Mara

Kate Mara

  1. Sideswept Bob

Opt for an asymmetric blunt bob and sweep it over to one side. The messy one-sided bob gives the look a trendy edge and the style overall has a lot of texture that plays around well with the season’s looks.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

  1. Shaped Cut

Ditch the fringes and layers all together and go for this collarbone-length blunt cut that perfectly cups and shapes your face. The style, also known as the contouring cut, highlights your cheekbones for a naturally contoured effect.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

  1. Tousled Layers

A carefully messed up do, the tousled or textured hairstyle requires a fair amount of layers in your hair to play with. The look gives you a relaxed look while making your locks look voluminous and full.

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen

  1. Sleek Tuckback

Go classy and chick with this clean look. The glossy and sleek style works best with shoulder to medium length hair and lets your face and accessories take the spotlight.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Calvin Klein Celebrates CK One’s 20th In The Most Musical Way Possible

Young, spunky, carefree- they make their choices – their way. One way- the unfamiliar path. One Way- the right way. One way- the only way.”

1994 saw the launch of the first ever unisex fragrance, CK One. Celebrated as one of the most iconic perfumes of its time, the bottle of androgyny instantly became the voice of the youth.

To commemorate 20 years in the heart and mind of the people, CK one has out together a music video that is bold yet soft at the same time. It reflects the choices and lifestyles of the generation of today, those who are ready to break through all taboos and restrictions. Without even a speck of fear or doubt. The video that features singer Anushka Manchanda is the philosophy of the Y2K youth rendered into a melody.

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Get ready to be blown away by Calvin Klein’s One Way video.