Month: June 2016

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: THE WEEK’S TOP 5 CRUSH-WORTHY PRODUCTS

It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about that face. And its need to be moisturized at all times. Here are the uber hydrating tinted moisturizers that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!

  1. Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturiser

A lightweight and creamy formula by Bobbi Brown, this tinted moisturizer blends uneven complexion and any redness, leaving your skin soothed, even-toned and well hydrated.Bobbi Brown CC

 

  1. Christian Dior Hydra Life BB Creme

Dior’s Hydra Life cream blends the goodness of a skincare cream with the perfecting and skin-evening effects of a foundation. The ultra light cream covers any unevenness to give you smooth, fresh and young looking skin.dior cc

 

  1. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

This beauty balm by Dr Jart+ works for normal to sensitive skin and helps in reducing dark spots, unevenness, redness and blemishes. The end result is even-toned, smooth and flawless skin.dr jart+ CC

 

  1. Giorgio Armani Luminessence

Fortified with SPF 35, the Luminessence CC Cream moisturizes and protects the skin, while the active antioxidants brighten up the skin giving it a natural “rosy glow”.armani cc

 

  1. Estée Lauder

Go through the day with Estée Lauder’s long wear and lightweight BB formula enriched with SPF 30. The luminous moisture make up gives your skin even coverage, ridding it of uneven skin tine and a more radiant look.estee lauder cc

 

Find us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram and share your lists with us, and the next #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY could be dedicated to you and your selection!

 

7 Drool-Worthy Looks At The IIFA 2016

Last weekend Madrid got to witness the Hindi Film Industry with all its glam and panache at the 2016 IIFA Awards. With glam come tens of wardrobes loaded with labels, bling and style. Here are our favorites from this year’s green carpet.

 

  1. Deepika Padukone

Apart from scoring the best actor female award, Padukone took home a bagful of compliments and ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’, courtesy her gorgeous Sabyasachi ensemble and emerald jewels by Tanishq.

Deepika PadukoneImage: Instagram, Deepika Padukone

 

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

The curvy beauty brought sexy back to the green carpet quite literally. Shilpa Shetty totally floored onlookers in a column gown by Shantanu & Nikhil.

Shilpa ShettyImage: Instagram, Shilpa Shetty Kundra

 

  1. Bhumi Pednekar

Pednekar nailed it in a pastel grey strapless gown by Shantanu & Nikhil and that gorgeous maroon lip was spot on.iifa16_bhumi-pednekar_insta

Image: The Indian Express

 

  1. Sayani Gupta

The petite actress turned up the heat in a beige and noir La Bourjoise gown. Gupta paired her sultry side-slit outfit with a pair of cream strappy sandals and a bold maroon pout.

Sayani GuptaImage: Instagram, Sayani Gupta

 

    1. Priyanka Chopra

The ‘exotic’ star kept it understated with a flowing Schiaparelli chiffon gown apired with a classy bun and some Cartier bling.

Priyanka ChopraImage: Instagram, Priyanka Chopra

 

  1. Divya Khosla Kumar

Dressed in a classy Vikram Phadnis lehenga, Divya Kumar Khosla gave a touch of Indian ethnic to the green carpet.

Divya KhoslaImage: Instagram, Divya Khosla Kumar

 

    1. Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri plunged all the way in a smoking black sequined gown by Namrata Joshipura. Teamed with a slick hairdo and minimal make up, the look was bang on glamorous.

Nargis FakhriImage: Instagram, Nargis Fakhri

Quirk Up Your Accessory Game With The Jewelry Box’s Olivia Dar Edition

vBeads come to life with this month’s Designer Jewelry Box, which comes packed with designs by Olivia Dar. Dar puts together a romantic color palette with neat handwork to craft jewelry that spells out chic on a bright summer day. Think crisp linens doused in soft pastels and you’ve got the perfect setting for an Olivia Dar creation.

With a dash of Paris and hints of India, Olivia’s designs are just what you need to turn up your style quotient this season! Wait up for the cherry on the icing though. The delicate jewelry comes in a crisp white pompadour to store your pretty little tidbits better. Excited much? Here’s what you can expect from your Olivia Dar Edition.

 

  1. Earrings

Price: INR 2,600

This adorable AF pair of powder pink, white and ivory beaded hearts is going to become your go-to accessory for days to come. Lined with soft leather, the earrings come with a comfy plastic back; making it as comfortable to wear as it is beautiful.dfs

 

  1. Bracelet

Price: INR 3,900

Team your summer manicure with Dar’s beaded heart bracelet that comes with an easy to wear adjustable strap. Finished with a soft satin lining, this bracelet is not going to come off of your wrist anytime soon!fdsfd

 

Hop over to My Envy Box to order you Jewelry Box now and jewelry worth INR 6,500 just for INR 2,450. Gorgeous and economical!

5 Tips For Longer & Thicker Lashes

Longer-Eyelashes-Ever heard the term ‘batting your lashes’ and wondered, “what on earth is there to bat”? If yes, then girl you need these tips more than another pair of fake lashes or volumizing mascara. Read on!

 

  1. Castor Oil

This one’s probably the most common and effective remedy ever. Castor oil is a powerful follicle-simulator, a.k.a., growth simulant. Mix castor oil and a drop of Vitamin E oil and dab it over your lashes with a Q-tip. Leave it overnight and rinse with warm water the morning after.product_castor_oil

 

  1. Green Tea

Mix some warm water and green tea leaves (a tea bag will also work just fine) and gently apply on to your lashes using a cotton ball. The green tea stimulates the growth of longer and healthier lashes.green tea

 

  1. Lemon Peels

Orange peels may not exactly be your eyes’ BFF but lemon peels surely are. At least for your lashes. The peels are loaded with nutrients like folic acid, vitamins B and A. Soak some dried lemon peels in olive or castor oil for a couple of weeks. Use a Q-tip or clean mascara wand to apply the concoction on your lashes before going to bed. Wash off with warm water in the morning.lemon

 

  1. Aloe Vera

The natural beauty imparting prowess of aloe vera are many, and giving you gorgeous lashes is one of them. The gel not only supports the growth of thick and lashes lashes, but also keeps them moisturized. Just apply some aloe vera gel on your lashes and wash off with warm water after keeping it on over night.Aloe Vera

 

  1. Olive Oil

Olive Oyl may not have had lashes (like, none!) but olive oil definitely can give you a healthy bunch. Rich in Vitamin E and oleic acid, it keeps your lashes dark and voluminous. Using a clean mascara brush put slightly warm olive oil on you lashes. Leave overnight and wash it in the morning with warm water.olive oil

 

Now get ready to bat away!

5 Ways To Jazz Up Your Ponytail

As a 6-year-old when I mastered the art of a neat stray-strand-free ponytail, I truly believed I’d learnt it all. Only to be shaken awake by the tens of fancy ponies I saw a few years later. Here are 5 pony hacks to turn up the swank of your everyday hair-do.

 

  1. Pull Thru

The pull-thru ponytail is a great way to make you pony look full while adding to it all the glam in the world!

Take it a notch higher by pulling through all the way.

 

 

  1. Ladder Braided

Braid meets ponytail in this super sassy hair do. The style works wonders with medium to long hair and a few flowers down the ladder will work magical wonders.

 

  1. Knotted

Just throw 5 extra minutes into your ponytail regime to tie up this head-turning of a hair do.

 

  1. Twisted

This one needs a little bit of patience, untangled locks and some upper arm strength (kidding!). The twisted ponytail is a gorgeous do to go with your summer wardrobe.

 

  1. Basket Weave

It may be a tad time-consuming and tedious but lets just take a moment to acknowledge how breathtakingly satisfying the final look is!

 

And that’s how you step up your pony game.

Get Vacation Ready With The Travel Essential Jewelry Box

Is it just me or is your Facebook feed too becoming a world map with all those holiday check-ins? But that’s okay, because there is still plenty of summer left for the rest of us to vacation or getaway for a weekend even. And in style, if I may say so. So pack your bags and add a dollop of swank with the Designer Jewelry Box.Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 2.15.07 pm

 

  1. Classic Minimal – Neckpiece by Olio

The clean and oh-so-trendy balance chain by Olio is crafted in German silver. The piece draws inspiration from a balanced life comprised of equal parts work, love & play. Sport this neckpiece to a beach or wear it over your cashmeres, there’s no one season for it.Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 1.34.26 pm

 

  1. Summer Soothing – Earrings by Silvense

Silvense turns up the accessory game with these golden brass earrings. The black pearl inside the golden brass encasing is as gorgeous as it is unique. These contemporary adornments are just what you need on your next vacation.Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 1.34.41 pm

 

  1. Electric Boho – Bracelet by House of Tuhina

Play around with colors as you add a dash of bohemian glam to your attire. The eclectic hand bracelet uses casting metal and handmoulded beads and brings together all that is gorgeous about Indian design aesthetics in one beautifully crafted accessory.Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 1.34.50 pm

 

Next stop, vacation land.

3 Signs Your Skin Is Ageing Faster Than You

The only thing worse than growing up is ageing. The two may sound similar but are poles apart on practical grounds. But how do you know your skin is ageing? We don’t have a birthday to remind us of that. But one can look out for these signs to point out skin ageing before it’s too late.

  1. Expression Lines

These usually are the first to noticeable signs appear. The expression lines include super fine wrinkles at the corner of your eyes, near your mouth and on your forehead.article-2288444-1873986C000005DC-774_306x357

 

  1. Turkey Neck

The skin starts to lose its tautness and becomes less firm resulting in a dull, rough and dry skin. This is visible especially around the neck area.skin-age-mistakes-400x400

 

  1. Spots

Spots or discolored skin is also a clear giveaway. The loss of collagen results in thinner skin and moreover fine and delicate skin.webmd_rf_photo_of_age_spots_on_face

 

Raise your hands if you can relate to the signs mentioned above. It’s okay, I’m typing with my toes right now. What’s not okay is identifying the signals and sitting back.

Say hello to your new BFF, ladies! The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream. The anti-ageing potion is enriched with organic microencapsulated immortelle essential oil and organic immortelle cells extract; all of which combine and combat skin ageing.

 

Why Should You Use It?

The immortelle oils and extracts help stimulate microcirculation, increase collagen synthesis and protects against free radicals break-up, while smoothening out your skin.

Adding to the natural goodness of immortelle, seven naturally derived ingredients – Marsh Clover, Myrtle, Honey, Bellis Perennis, Hyaluronic Acid, Evening Primrose Oil and Camelina oil – help fill up wrinkles, even out complexion, reshape facial contours and intensely nourish the skin among a number of other benefits.LOCCITANE SKINCARE 3253581271957 VIEW1

 

How Does It Work?

The Divine Cream visibly reverses your skin’s clock to give you younger-looking, gorgeous and healthy skin.

The velvety-smooth cream simply melts magic into your skin to work its magic from within, giving you a super comforting sensation.loccitane-immortelle-divine-creme-divine

 

About Immortelle

Immortelle is also called the everlasting flower, as it never fades. Even after being plucked. The flower’s organic essential oils are an active source of anti-ageing qualities.

L’Occitane encapsulates the exceptional anti-ageing powers of the everlasting flower in its clinically proven formula, the Divine Cream, to give you irresistible and radiant skin!

12 Things You Should Always Have In Your Purse

At times we are short on time to make a quick pit stop or are simply too porous to work with the same blush, kohl and foundation from morning to evening to night. Which is why a chica should always be armed with these essentials in her kitty.

 

  1. Compact Powder

With a mirror of course. Not only is this one a handy tool to check out your make up and face real quickly but to fix it as well!compact

 

  1. Lipstick or Gloss

A nifty touch up is incomplete without a nice smack from your favorite shade on the lips. Also, carrying a lip balm is a smart move. It’s good to regularly hydrate that pout.

 

  1. Eye Liner

If you’ve ever rubbed your eye only to realize you have liner or kohl on, you’ll definitely need this one!mac_sku_M1G601_640x600_0

 

  1. Lotion

If nothing else, load up on a tube of hand cream for flawless and pretty hands whenever you want.strawberry-hand-cream_l

 

  1. Clips & Bands

It is a smart move to arm your bag with a few pins and an extra hair tie, especially during the summers.bobby pins

 

  1. Hand Sanitizer

Not trying to be Adrian Monk, but you press lift buttons touched by you don’t know whom, grab railings grabbed by hundreds, and you obviously weren’t the first to ‘pull’ or ‘push’ that door. Still need more reasons?hand sanitizer

 

  1. Wipes or Tissues

While wipes are great at covering up oily spots and refreshing your face, a small pack of tissues can go a long way in wiping off spilled food, smudged make up and what not.wet-wipes-tip-5

 

  1. Comb

Avoid looking like Medusa after an auto-rickshaw ride or to simply untangle your knots.wooden-comb1

 

  1. Mint

Not saying you have Funyun breath; and these mints will make sure that you never do. Let’s not have people guessing our previous meal. *shudders*mint box

 

  1. Sunglasses

No, not an extra one of course! Just a pair of comfortable, matching or your favorite ones should do. Unless you want a tanned cornea.img_art_DIOR_TECHNOLOGIC_RHL_83 sunglasses

 

  1. Notepad & Pen

Yes, I know about your smartphone’s notes/memo feature, but batteries die and sometimes it’s easier to scribble than tap.Notepad-and_pen_sets_orange

 

  1. Perfume

Freshening up your face is great but all those tiring hours throughout the day are bound to give you the sweats. So carry a small bottle of your favorite perfume or attar always to instantly to refresh your aura.3_perf_large

 

And some cash, of course.

Avoid These 5 Mistakes For Flawless Eye Make-Up

A good eye-do can make or break you entire look. Not only is it important to pick out your shades and products well, but also it is essential to be smart and nifty when it comes to the application. Here are 5 blunders you must avoid while doing your make-up.

 

  1. Optimus Primer

It is of utmost importance that you start your eye make-up with a primer or a cream shadow. This step helps eye shadows stay on longer without your lids looking dry or patchy.patchy eye shadow

 

  1. Covering Up

Having stated the importance of a primer, it is vital to keep in mind that primers don’t have to be followed up by a concealer when applying a shadow. This will only cake up your eye shadow.

But when it comes to your under eyes, concealers are crucial. And not just any nude concealer, identify the color of your circles (purple, yellow, red) and cover up accordingly. Covering up the under eye in a triangular form, not straight or flat.Concealer triangle

 

  1. Cornered

While applying a shimmery or light shadow around the corner of your eyes can do wonders, using darker shades around the inner corner (or even on the lower lid) is nothing short of ghastly. This works only for Halloween.leighton meester

 

  1. Lashing All The Way

You may not always need to wear a waterproof formula, but it is advisable if you want to avoid black rims caused by the lower lashes. That said, using mascara on your lower lashes isn’t always necessary either. Do it only if you want your eyes to look really big and bold.

Also, mascara should be the last thing you put on. Absolutely and at all costs avoid applying the liner and mascara before the rest of your eye make up; and never (ever) curl your lashes after the mascara. It’s only going to end up in a massacre.bleeding_mascara__by_miss_vengeance.jpg

 

  1. Mind The Liner

Cat eyes are cute and they are trendy AF. Only if you do them right, that is. When doing a cat-eye always angle the wing upward, unless you’re aiming for a sad cat look.Cateye

Speaking of liners, avoid your waterline. Because either – if you’re lucky – it’ll go away almost immediately or bleed all over your under eye. *Cringes*

 

Flutter away!

Fast Food Is All You Need For Perfect Contouring!

At least that’s what Instagram user skelotim has led us to believe! Providing followers with a refreshing change after all the “regular” contouring regimes and tricks, Tim O has taken social media by storm, courtesy his food-inspired looks. Right from Skittles to Cheetos, he has drawn inspiration from pretty much everything in the confectionary aisle

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His latest video takes the food and make-up blend a notch higher as the artist uses various fast food items to contour his face. The best part – apart from the impeccable sync with Rihanna in the background – is that the results are amazing! The food contouring actually works! Or maybe you just need exceptional make up skills to make everything ‘work work work work work work’!

Watch the whole video and you’ll never feel guilty about purchasing a burrito or burger ever again.

Fat bitch problem number 347,🍔🌯🍟 when you’re such a fatty the only objects you have in front of you to contour with is a beefy crunch burrito, and a Mcdouble with Mac sauce. Let me tell y’all my McFivehead contour has never looked better! And when you don’t have a shovel to help guide you with your winged liner just use a French fry! I’m pretty sure using a French fry for winged liner will be the top trend of 2016, do you see how fierce my wing is?! Also peep the gorgeous new shade of Taco Bell lipgloss is! It’s called Diablo! The best burgundy gloss ever! And yes I know you’re all asking did you eat that food after contouring with it? I sure the fuck did! A fat bitch never lets any food go to waste. I hope my guide to contouring has helped you all successfully contour that perfect little chubby face of yours 😘 #makeuptutorial #makeupvideoss #justmakeupvids #brian_champagne #slave2beauty #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #cakefacevanity #peachyqueenblog #makeupvideosdailyx #allmodernmakeup #makeupcoach #melformakeup #makeuplolz #styletv #makeup #makeupvideosonly #makeupvids #skelotim

A video posted by Tim O (@skelotim) on May 30, 2016 at 6:20pm PDT