Month: May 2016

Experience Paradise With Roberto Cavalli’s Paradiso Azzurro

The golden lights of the rising sun caress the Mediterranean Sea, stirring golden sparks on its deep blue waters. Bathed in a halo of light, she walks through her azure paradise above the cliff. Here, where time stands still, she has found a new Paradiso.

Following the success of its holiday fragrance, Paradiso, renowned fashion house Roberto Cavalli gives you spring in a bottle this season. Cavalli brings to you a sensational new fragrance ‘Paradiso Azzurro’. cav-paa

The fragrance was introduced earlier this year by perfumer Louise Turner. For this Mediterranean floral aromatic fragrance, she drew inspiration from a vivid mental image: a radiant flower blooming by the sea.

The refreshing aroma comprises soft blends and delicate notes of dewy flowers with a bright aromatic counterpoint, evoking the caressing sea breeze. Between charm and sensuousness, this evocative fragrance weaves a unique tale of seduction.

‘Paradiso Azzurro’ literally means a blue paradise and the gorgeous glass bottle is an exact representation of the same.Presented in a bejeweled bottle that gives us a peek into the brilliant blue, the perfume is the perfect accessory for the free-spirited woman, moving through her life with grace and elegance.roberto-cavalli-paradiso-azzurro-fragranza-L-oB7h5f

“She is a bold and utterly feminine creature who irradiates a sophisticated glamour without being afraid to assert her natural seductiveness.” These were the exact words used by designer Roberto Cavalli to describe supermodel Edita Vilkeviviute, the gorgeous face of Paradiso Azzurro.

The mesmerising perfume stands for a woman with exquisite charm.She’s radiant, she’s fierce and she’s got the world rooting for her. Photographer Mario Sorrenti beautifully captures the essence of the Paradiso Azzurro woman. Have a look!Roberto-Cavalli-Paradiso-Azzurro_cover

Get your bottle of this heavenly perfume now to turn heads and give your aura a hint of the luxurious and refreshing Mediterranean.

P.S. Even Bipasha Basu agrees!

Calvin Klein Launches A Unisex Fragrance ‘CK2’

Following CK One’s 20-year celebration and the sensational Eternity Now, the fashion house has launched a new phenomenal fragrance – CK2. It celebrates the millennial, their youth, life and their experiences.ck2_1448620459_1448863330

CK2 is a dual-faceted fragrance, which strikes the chord between two drastically opposite forces – the strike of spicy electric freshness and the warmth of magnetic woods.

The fresh new potion is a unisex scent that opens with an unexpected spice of wasabi flavor deepened by an underlying note of magnetic, creamy balminess. A feeling of warm stones on a hot day complements the strikingly fresh top note.CUuyuiAWoAAa-ZV

The energy of floral accords pulses through the heart with rich sensuality, while the warmth brings a mineral splash to generate electric freshness. The dry down of jasmine is enhanced by the scent of vetiver and blends with the lush sandalwood and musk.

CK2 comes in a swanky transparent glass container. The minimalistic design blends together the essence of both the sexes in a sleek upside-down bottle oozing with major CK charm.Calvin-Klein-CK2-Fragrance

The fragrance is available as an eau de toilette spray in three sizes (30ml; 50ml; 100ml); body lotion; shower gel; deodorant stick; and a rollerball. Get your share of the scintillating fragrance now!

10 Outfits At The Billboard Music Awards That Gave Us The Feels

Just as we were recuperating from the glam gala a.k.a. the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the Billboard Music Awards happened in Las Vegas this weekend. And frankly, now we need some serious CPR! Here are the 10 divas responsible for it.

 

  1. Ariana Grande

We let out a ‘yaba daba doo’ as Grande went ‘blue daba dee’ in this smoking hot blue and black Atelier Versace dress.Ariana-Grande

Image: Popsugar

 

  1. Laverne Cox

Give us a moment as we get our breath back. Laverne Cox looked like a billion bucks in this black and beige train gown. The diva gave all the girls a reason to hit the gym. Just look at them curves!Laverne-Cox

Image: Popsugar

 

  1. Kesha

Kesha looked every bit as glamorous in a violet embroidered pant-suit layered with a white button down. The singer added to the charm with a pair of golden shimmer block heels.kesha

Image: Gotceleb

 

  1. Ciara

Ciara absolutely slayed onlookers with this silver Philip Plein ‘peek-a-boo’ number paired with those strappy stilettos.Ciara

Image: Billboard

 

  1. Priyanka Chopra

More Atelier Versace was spotted as Chopra walked down in this brilliant blue halter neck gown.priyanka chopra

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Lucy Hale

Hale sported a delicate lace skirt teamed with a pretty plum high-collar top that matched her statement box clutch.lucy hale

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Demi Lovato

The former Disney starlet rocked a chic gothic look in this Chanel pairing complete with kinky leather gloves and dark eyes.demi lovato

Image: Cosmopolitan

 

  1. Zendaya

Zendaya looked effortlessly elegant in a peach crop top and high-waited fish-cut skirt from Calvin Klein Collection.Zendaya

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Halsey

The young singer stunned onlookers in a glamorous graphic Fausto Puglisi ensemble teamed with silver daintly silver stilettos.Halsey

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Kate Beckinsale

A flawless vision in white, Beckinsale made us skip a beat as she walked in in this crisp Hamel gown with the plunging neckline.Kate Beckinsale

Image: Cosmopolitan

 

 

Major fashion goals have been set!

Top 15 Fashionistas At The Cannes Red Carpet 2016

They were fashionable, fierce, and glamorous and oh so much in vogue; they were at the Cannes Red Carpet. And boy, did they set it on fire! Here are our top 15 best-dressed picks from the glam fiesta that was the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

 

  1. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Decked in a scarlet gown, Huntington absolutely killed it with that top knot and red pout at premiere of The Unknown Girl.Rosey Huntington

Image: Elle

 

  1. Kirsten Dunst

A gorgeous train of lace and ogling eyes followed Kirsten along the red carpet as she glided through the closing ceremony in his beige gown.kirsten dunst

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Sonam Kapoor

The actress outdid herself with these pristine numbers at the Loving premiere (left) and the From The Land Of The Moon premiere (right).

Image (L-R): Elle; Rediff

 

  1. Kristen Stewart

The Twilight lady was multiple visions in noir at the premiere of American Honey (left) and the Café Society premiere.

Images: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Lily Rose Depp

Splashed in nautical hues, Lily Rose Depp looked chic and casual AF in this boxy top and hot pant duo.LilyRoseDepp2

Image: Marie Claire

 

  1. Charlize Theron

The Mad Max actress ditched trains, laces, satins and dresses in general to turn heads in this sultry black tux and crisp white button down at the Last Face premiere.charlize-theron-main

Image: Fugomo

 

  1. Victoria Beckham

The chic Posh Spice too gave the gowns a skip to rock this noir jumpsuit at the opening ceremony premiere of Café Society.victoria-beckham-gettyimages-530688886

Image: Elle

 

  1. Marion Cotillard

Cotillard played her biker chic card just right with this denim button down dress teamed with the matching chunky heels. And was an absolute stunner in the sultry black number at the It’s Only The End Of The World Premiere.

Images: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Slaying it at the Slack Bay (Ma Loute) premiere was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in this embellished beige gown. And that electric liner!Aishwarya Rai

Image: Elle

 

  1. Helen Mirren

Exuberating massive charm was Mirren in this black lace gown at the premiere of The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue).hbz-cannes-helen-mirren

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Alma Jodorowsky

Spotted among a sea of clinched waists and off-shoulders was Alma Jodorowksy (left) in an ivory boxy A-line dress paired with russet platform wedges.Alma jodorowsky

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

 

  1. Julia Roberts

The Pretty Woman was spotted striking her infectious smile at the Money Monster premiere in this elegant off shoulder gown.julia roberts

Image: Elle

 

  1. Blake Lively

The hottest woman on the face of this planet oozed some serious oomph in an Atelier Versace piece at the Café Society premiere. *drools*blake lively

Image: Elle

 

  1. Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole was seen looking like a million bucks and some more in this pastel spectrum at the Slack Bay (Ma Loute) premiere.cheryl cole

 

  1. Adele Exarchopolous

The photocall for The Last Face wouldn’t have been half as stylish without Exarchopolous in her striking print-on-print combination.adele exarchopolous

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

5 Summer Hair Trends For 2016 To Get Onboard With

The best part about seasons is the inevitable wardrobe switch from fuzzy woolens to airy cottons. And it ain’t just the clothes. Anything that can – and must – be stylish goes through a rigorous trend mapping. Everything right from your toenails to your tresses. Speaking of which, let’s have a look at the hottest summer hair trends for 2016, shall we?

 

  1. Bob with Layers & Bangs

Last year was the year of the sharp and asymmetric bob. But as you walk into the new year and your roots grow out that asymmetric perfection, move towards this tussled and carefree bob with long layers and bangs.image (1)fgsd

 

  1. Sleek & Pointy

If your mantra for the season is “slick hair don’t care”, then you go girl and this look with the poker straight hair styled with some razor sharp layers will compliment your mantra perfectly. Go for a middle-parting and you’re golden!hbz-summer-haircuts-alessandra-ambrosio

 

  1. Textured Cut with Bangs

Lassies with medium to long tresses, this one’s your calling. Ask you stylist to give you a layered cut with some thorough careless texture. Turn up the sass by coupling the layered locks with some side swept bangs.GettyImages-516997714

 

  1. Fringed Mop

A cute mop of lightly textured hair reaching just about your jawline with brawled bangs spells out S-U-M-M-E-R. Dye it for some added panache. Shades of maroon or a natural redhead shade should do the trick just right!hbz-summer-haircuts-taylor-swift

 

  1. Platinum Plated

If you want to let your hair cut be and still be in vogue, dive right into some icy platinum hair color. Spotted on A-list celebs and fashionistas, the colour might be a task to pull off but is totally worth the risk!jourdan-dunn

 

Go ahead, book you salon appointment!

5 Tips For Summer-Proof Make Up

Summer. The word brings so many good feelings to you – tank tops, flip flops, sundresses, crop tops, et al. But when it comes to pulling off some make up, the same word ignites nightmarish thoughts – bleeding liners, dehydrated lips, patchy foundation. *Shudders* So unless you’re planning to move to the Tundra region, stick to these quick make up tips this summer.

 

  1. Clay Masks

Summer means a lot of sweat and more oil produced by your skin. To reduce this, indulge in a good clay mask therapy once in a week. Find some great clay masks here.clay mask

 

  1. Waterproof

Well. Duh-uh, if your skin is going to step up the sweat and oil production, the best option is to turn to waterproof. Water-resistant mascaras also do the job just fine; it’s advisable to do a quick shower test though.waterproof

 

  1. Pop!

Another way to tackle summer is not by beating the heat but taking it in your stride. Embrace the sunny days with vibrant colors. Here’s how you can work some pop into your make-up.7-ways-to-Rock-that-COLOR-EYELINER-without-looking-GAUDY-cover

 

  1. Or Not.

On the other hand, if you’re not one for the fuchsias, blues and all that brightness on yourself, going au naturale too is a great way to tackle the season. Highlight the high points of your face with a bit of bronzer for some added glow in the Sun. Here are some products for going (almost) nude.nude makeup

 

  1. Sheer Relief

Ditch the creamy and heavy formulas and opt for lighter or sheer versions of the same. Not only do these feel lighter, but they also look great. For example, pick a nude or “invisible” lip-liner; and stick to lip stain or lip tint instead of a gloss or lipstick.sheer

 

Now go beat the heat, pretties!

The Ultimate Lipstick Guide For All Lip Types

Recently, celebrity YouTuber Lilly Singh a.k.a. Superwoman launched her liquid lipcolor shade called ‘Bawse’ in collaboration with Smashbox. And I won’t be lying if I say, “I’m a unicorn”. But here’s the thing, Lilly’s red looks smashing on her and on me it’s straight up odd. Why? Because I possess surrealistic blade-thin lips!Smashbox

Enter, the lipstick guide. What I mean is that if a red doesn’t look good on you, a russet might. And if a russet doesn’t, beige might. Follow this guide to pick out the shade that goes best with your pout.

 

  1. Thin Lips

Most people with thin lips may already know this, but for those who don’t, dark colors shouldn’t really be your pick. Go for lighter and more natural shades of pink, beige and nudes. Start by lining your lip and then fill it in for a gorgeous and fuller look.thin lips

Suggested: Bobbi Brown Art Stick (Brown Berry, Rose Brown, Rich Nude); Christian Louboutin Safki Lip Definer; Anastasia Beverly Hills Nude Awakeningbobbi brown

 

  1. Full Lips

Read, perfection. Sorry ladies, but I am totally J. Simply because while you discuss the latest crimson shade by YSL and Louboutin, I am here retouching my clear gloss. But no hard feeling y’all! Oh and, as if it’s news but you chicas can carry off pretty much every color but leave the nudes for the rest. Pretty please?scarlet johannsen

Suggested: Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte; YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick; Dior Addict Lipstick (Black Tie)christianlouboutin-rougelouboutin-8052001_X001_1_1200x1200_1438602535

 

  1. Top Heavy Lips

You, woman, are the reason the ‘pout’ came into existence. You make the ‘duck face’ look effortless to the extent of seeming legit. And although, your pout is perfection, it’s okay to want to turn down the fullness at times. All you need is a darker and a slightly lighter shade of the same color. Fill in the fuller half with the darker shade and the lighter shade on your lower lip. Or you could just use a dark tone throughout and still look like a million bucks!Moroccanoil  "Inspired By Women" Campaign Celebration

Suggested: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love Collection (Fuchsia); Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (La Diva); MAC Mattene LipstickYSL Pink

 

  1. Bottom Heavy Lips

One word, ombré. You can totally rock that trick on your fuller half. Simply fill in your lips with the desired shade and dab some white make up pencil or nude eye shadow on to the center of your lower lip. Blend lightly for a magically balanced and gorgeous look. Or, as mentioned earlier, go for a single dark shade and rock it. Ombré is cooler though. Just saying.1lily-collins-ombre-lip

Suggested: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick (Noir Revelateur); Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayonbite beauty

 

  1. Large Lips

Although totally kissable and unbelievably attractively, large lips can at time overshadow other facial features. Turn down your lip volume by wearing a soft matte color on the lip and highlight prominent features of your face – eyes, brows, and cheekbones, et al.kim-kardashian-01-600x800

Suggested: MAC Lipstick Halsey; NARS Audacious Lipstick (Vanessa, Juliette, Brigitte)Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 2.49.13 AM

 

  1. Small Lips

Adorable as they are, small lips sometimes deserve due attention. Bestow them with some spotlight by picking up lip colors that have some shimmer, shine or gloss. These not only highlight your lips but also add a good amount of fullness.small lips

Suggested: MAC Lipglass Viva Glam Ariana Grande; Dior Addict Milky Tint; Chanel Rouge Allure (Pimpante)dior gloss

 

Important as it is to know your lip shape well and shades that suit you, it is also a good idea to practice some of these tricks before taking ‘em out for a spin.

 

7 Make Up Removers To Try Out This Summer

Gorgeous as we look with all the beautifying pancake on our face, it is also important to get rid of it before our beauty snooze. Why? Because, your skin needs to breathe too and moreover, sleeping with your make up on ruins the natural glow of your face. So put your skin care hat on and indulge in our selection of make-up removers.

 

  1. MAC Cleanse Off Oil

An oil-based concoction (well, duh-uh), the Cleanse Off Oil is not a “breakout siren”. It is in fact suited for all skin types (even really oil skin types). Owing to its strong oil base, you can be rest assured that this one’s not going to leave even a slight trace of make up on your skin.mac-cleanse-off-oil

 

  1. NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

This mild formula enriched with cucumber and chamomile gently wipes away even the slightest traces of waterproof eye make up to leave your skin clean and refreshed.nars-eye-makeup-remover

 

  1. Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water

The immensely effective all-in-one formula by Dr, Jart+, the Dermaclear Micro Water cleans and conditions your skin in one go. The make-up remover dabs away the make-up, while simultaneously ridding your skin of impurities and brightening it.dr-jart-dermaclear

 

  1. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Hydrating

These Neutrogena Towelettes are easy to carry, hassle-free to use and super effective. With one gentle swipe, the cleansing sheets condition, soothe and cleanse the skin. The hydrating formula is effective even on waterproof make up (yup, even waterproof mascara).neutrogena towelettes

 

  1. Clinique Take The Day Off (For Lid, Lashed & Lips)

The lids, lashes and lip make up remover by Clinique wipes away even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara in a jiffy. The formula is super gentle on the lashes and causes about zero irritation.clinique-take-the-day-off-remover

 

  1. Dior Instant Cleansing Water

A make up removing grail for all skin types, the Instant Cleansing Water tones and cleans the skin in one easy step. Fortified with powerful micelles, the formula traps all impurities and traces of makeup for soft and clean skin.dior instant cleansing water

 

  1. Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

A highly lauded make up remover, this product by Lancôme mildly cleanses your skin to reveal squeaky-clean skin. The bi-facial formula features a lipid phase that whisks away eye make up; and the water phase, which conditions the skin without a greasy residue.gallery-1462204415-lancome-bi-facial-makeup-remover

 

Feeling fresh and clean already, are we?

5 Reasons To Grab The Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer

It’s I-dream-of-Goa season, and while your busy life may not comply with your beach dreams, this month’s Beauty Box sure does! Filled with sample and full-sized products and a special gift voucher from Kiehl’s, the May Envy Box is the tropics packed in a vibrant canary yellow box.

Sitting tight among the refreshing lotions and washes in My Envy Box’s Tropical Beauty Edition is the Puerto Berry Blush Lip Moisturizer by Island Kiss. Here are 5 reasons why your lips need this tinted balm now.

 

  1. 100% Organic

The hydrating formula uses zero chemicals and is absolutely safe for all types of skin. It uses only natural extracts and ingredients to concoct a vegetarian, petroleum-free and non-toxic balm.c0f491f7-5735-457b-8f71-6e040f96dc8d

  1. Moisturizing

Enriched with the natural goodness of organic beeswax, avocado butter, kokum butter, mango butter, carrot seed oil, vitamin E oil, organic macadamia nut oil, raspberry seed essential oil and citrus oil, the Puerto Berry Blush is rejuvenates dull lips.

  1. It’s Tinted

Blended with au naturale colors, the lip moisturizer imparts a flirty tint of rouge that is just about perfect for a fresh summer pout.cee56dbb-d5d5-4446-907b-ea7dd1ad9006

  1. Dessert In A Tube

Island Kiss’ summer formula is a treat for your taste buds too. The concoction tastes of a fresh burst of berries and mangoes with a hint of lemon. Not that you must eat it (Gosh, no!), but let’s just say it’ll be a treat for your beau as well! *winks*

  1. The Aroma

Adding up to all the awesomeness is the fruity trail of alphonso mango butter to give your smile a delightful and uplifting spring/summer fragrance of its own. It just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?b24d28ea-51f7-4e8c-a311-f1c657ca0203

 

Apart from these 5 super qualities, the nourishing lip moisturizer is equally gentle on the environment too. The cruelty-free product has not been tested on animals and is recyclable as well!

Get your Puerto Berry Blush now! Order this month’s beauty box here. Or log on to the official Island Kiss website and explore two more flavorsAlma Vanilla & Inges Lavender and Cherry Blossom Flores.

5 Hacks For Flawless White Teeth

I know what you must be thinking. “Why must I go through the DIY trouble when there is already a readymade paste for this in the market?” Well, the answer is that these tips and tricks don’t require you to spend thousand of bucks to perfect your smile. And most of these ingredients might just be sitting around in your house. So, why not?

Now, lets turn that ecru to a dazzling white, shall we?

 

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil ain’t just your knight in shining armor when it comes to removing make-up, moisturizing skin and stepping up your hair game. Turns out the it is also a great teeth whitener. Just swish around a spoonful in your mouth for 10-15 minutes. And if that’s a bit too much, simply dab it onto a cloth and wipe your teeth with it. Alternatively, you could even put a few drops on your brush before cleaning your teeth.Coconut oil 2

 

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

This one’s for the caffeine and nicotine addicts. Of course, owing to its acidic nature, the vinegar can erode your teeth’s enamel but a few drops regularly can work wonders. Simply brush your teeth with a smidgen of apple cider vinegar before cleaning it out with regular toothpaste.img-acvjug1

 

  1. Lemon Juice & Baking Soda

Like mentioned earlier, kitchen basics. The Sodium Bicarbonates and lemon paste scrub off all surface stains and bleach your teeth to a few shades lighter. If the idea of rubbing lemon on your tooth gives you the shivers then you can simple mix the baking soda with water or your toothpaste and brush your teeth.

 

  1. Baking Soda, Salt & Strawberry

This paste is as delicious as it is effective. Make a pulpy mix of mashed strawberries and add a pinch of sea salt and baking soda to it. Apply the paste on your (absolutely dry, use a paper towel if you must) teeth and let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing. While the salt and baking soda scrub away dirt, the berries are rich in Vitamin C, therefore breaking down the yellow plaque covering your pearly whites.

 

  1. Orange or Lemon Peels

Again an excellent source of Vitamin C, orange and lemon peels ward off the murky layer of plaque. But since these are also high in acid content, they can deplete your tooth’s enamel so make sure you rinse off with part water and part hydrogen peroxide after rubbing the peels on your teeth.OrangeAndLemonPeels660

 

 

In addition to these tricks, you should also refrain from eating dark foods like blueberries, soy sauce, et al. Instead binge on fibrous options like celery, carrots, apples and the likes.