MAC Diva Lipstick Review + Swatch!

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Hello My Lovelies!

How have you all been? I hope you are well! I myself, have been rather unwell for more than a week now. Due to being unwell, I have been forced to be bed ridden for what was suppose to be a couple days, but now feels like the better part of a century!

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Anyway, enough with the “sick talk”. I refuse to sit around like an invalid. In fact, I want to prance around like a DIVA! You know whenever the word “diva” comes to my mind, I automatically think about Beyonce (Single Ladies, anyone?) or Rihanna (her new song B***h Better Have My Money is stuck in my head!)

But, today we’re not gonna be talking about those two amazingly, talented divas. Nope! the DIVA that we’re gonna be talking about, comes in a bullet and in turn makes whoever has her, look like a diva!

Yes, I am talking about MAC’s Diva Lipstick! Below I’ve taken some photos of when I had this lipstick on.

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Am I trying to smize or pout here? I don’t know :P

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(In the above photo, I had just realized that I completely forgot to charge my phone and that it’s probably lying dead somewhere in my room. Oh well!)

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Above ~ a close up of MAC Diva lipstick. Below ~ a swatch of MAC Diva Lipstick.

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MAC DIVA

1. Color

MAC’s Diva lipstick has a rich burgundy red or red-ish burgundy color. Now, I know as soon as I say “burgundy red” you would think that it is a color that loud aunties might wear (no offence to all the aunties, I love you all) but, it’s not! It’s this rich, sexy, vamp-y, burgundy red color that will make you smolder!

2. Finish

The lipstick has a matte finish. Although, it does have a slightly creamy consistency which helps the lipstick to not tug/pull at the lips during application.

3. Coverage

MAC’s Diva lipstick has a very rich, opaque color coverage. It applies evenly to the lips in one swipe. The color becomes completely opaque after one swipe.

4. Stay

On me the lipstick stays 4 – 4.5 hours without eating. After that the lipstick starts to fade into a red-ish stain. If you were wondering if this lipstick would still hold true after you have had a meal? Then the answer to that is : Not Really.

As stated before, there would be a red-ish stain on your lips and some uneven patches where the lipstick might linger, but all in all you would have to reapply the lipstick after you have had a meal.

5. Cost

It costs Rs. 1450 in India.

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THE GOOD

1. It glides on effortlessly on the lips and the color becomes opaque in one single swipe.

2. It’s a bold shade that really brightens up your whole face after application. In fact, I actually felt like quite the DIVA after I applied this lipstick. Not kidding!

THE NOT SO-GOOD

  1. One of the issues that I had with this lipstick is that, this lipstick just sits on the lips. It’s not hydrating and sometimes it can get a little irritating wearing such a lipstick for long hours, a lipstick which just sits on your lips.

2. The lipstick is a matte lipstick, which in itself is not a problem. The problem is that this lipstick has a tendency to sometimes get too matte to the point of being drying.

My Rating ~ 3/5

OOTD ~ Wild Elegance

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Hello My Lovelies! How are you guys? I know I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks but I am back with a new outfit of the day post!

~ Check out the look below ~

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For this look I paired a grey high-low dress with an animal printed blazer. I cinched the animal printed blazer in the waist with a sleek black belt. I threw on a pair of nude strap-y heels to complete the look.

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IMG_4309 I love how this high low dress added an unexpected dash of femininity to this look.

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For my makeup, I decided to keep it simple and did a normal base makeup (moisturizer, primer, bb cream, setting powder), for my eyes I applied 2 coats of mascara to my upper and lower lashes. On my cheeks I applied a peach-y toned blush. I completed my makeup by sporting a plum-y pink lipstick.

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Dress ~ Forever 21

Belt ~ River Island

Jacket & Shoes ~ Zara

IMG_4360 My cutie pooch Tiger also decided to make an appearance for this photo shoot. What can I say? Photogenic / Camera-Ready people run in my family! :P IMG_4335

Phew! I am tired! I hope you liked this look :)

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FOTD: Sparkle Naturally!

Hello My Lovelies!

It’s “face of the day” time!

For this look I wanted to go for an understated almost whimsical / coachella-ish natural makeup look. So, that’s exactly what I ended up doing!

~This is the complete LOOK~

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IMG_4402 IMG_4457 IMG_4446~Full Breakdown of the look~
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 ~On My Face~IMG_4486

Since. I have dry skin I first moisturized my face with a moisturizer.

1. Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Concealer ~ After I had moisturized my face, I applied this concealer under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, on the top of my forehead and on my chin to conceal and highlight because this is a highlighting concealer.

I know some people like to apply concealer after they have done their foundation, but this is the way that works for me.

2. Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation ~ Next, I apply foundation all over my face and neck. It’s really important to apply foundation on your neck, otherwise the skin tone of your face wouldn’t match the skin tone of your neck, making your skin tone looking uneven.

3. Chambor Silver Shadow Compact ~ Then, I set my foundation by dusting this compact powder all over my face and neck.

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Next, I applied Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Fresh Coral all over the apples of my cheek.

~On My Eyes~

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1. Urban Decay Primer Potion in ‘Original’ ~ I started my eye makeup by first priming my eyes with the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I applied this primer all over my eyelid. This primer would help prevent creasing of the eye shadow.

2. Lakme Eyeconic (Brown) ~ I lined my lower lash line with this brown kajal to define my eyes

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3. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette ~ I used the shade “Limit” all over my eyelid, next I used the shade “Nooner” on the outer 1/3rd of my eye. I then applied the shade “Factory” on the crease of my eye and I also used this shade on my lower lash line.

4. Lakme Shine Line Eye Liner ~ Next, I lined my upper lash line with this black liquid liner.

5. Maybelline Falsies Mascara ~ I finished my eye makeup by applying two coats of mascara on my upper and lower lashes.

*After I had done my makeup, I spritzed my face with the Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray to set my makeup.*

(The look I get on my face when I am trying to keep track of all my makeup products!)

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What to wear on a… First Date?

Hello My Lovelies! “First Date” ~  two really daunting words which have the power to wreck havoc and create chaos in the minds and wardrobes of women all over the world.

~When you are getting ready for your date the following thoughts come to mind and really f**k up with your mental peace…~

“What am I gonna wear?”

“Oh my god! I have nothing to wear!”

“I need to go shopping?”

“Is this look too slutty?”

“Am I looking to plain?”

“Does this dress make me look.. FAT?!”

If you are plagued by these thoughts, then don’t worry! You’re not alone. We’ve all been there!

I remember when I had to go on a first date with my boyfriend, I had emptied out my whole closet, called my best friend frantically in the middle of freak out, declaring that I don’t know what I am going to wear! In the end I did settle on my first date outfit and had a really awesome time on the date.

How to dress for a first date?

The following are some things that you should keep in mind when you’re getting ready for your date :-

1. Be Comfortable

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One of the most essential aspects of looking good for your first date is being comfortable in what you’re wearing. Trust me there is nothing worse than wearing a nice outfit but fidgeting throughout the date with the hemline, neckline etc.

If you’re a jeans and top girl, then wear that! Probably a slightly more updated jeans and top version than what you usually wear, but wear whatever makes you comfortable.

Because, the thing with being uncomfortable is, more often than not, it shows! So, relax and stop trying to wear that bodycon dress which you know would make you want to tug the dress near the stomach area because you’re too afraid that your stomach might be pooching out!

2. Avoid Wearing High Heels

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I know, I know look who is talking! The girl who practically lives in her high heels! But, hear me out! High Heels are sexy and make you look tall and give you an added boost of confidence but, at the same time they can take some getting used to and can also sometimes limit your level of movement.

I remember the time when I had just started wearing high heels and I used to get so nervous trying to walk around an uneven surface, a flight of stairs, wet floors etc. My attention would solely be focused on not trying to fall flat on my butt! And it took a lot out of me back then. My feet would hurt, I would be nervous about tripping and I would constantly be looking for seats where I could sit and not have to be on my toes a lot.

So, what I am saying is… give the high heels a miss, at least for the first date. But, if you think you can handle wearing them then I wish you best.

3. Makeup

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If you don’t usually wear makeup then don’t cake yourself up with makeup just for the sake of the date. What you can do is probably wear some kajal and a lip gloss/lip balm to look more date-y. The idea behind doing your makeup is not to look like you’re going to some shaadi (wedding), It is to play up on your natural assets and enhance the same with the help of makeup.

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Focus on that one feature on your face that you want to emphasize. Example: Between your eyes and your lips… focus on either one of them but not both together. Like, you could sport a smokey eye with a nude lip or a bold lip with kohl/mascara rimmed eyes!

4. Stick to what you know

I can’t stress this enough but stick to the thing that you know how to do, when you’re getting ready for your date. There is no point trying some new smokey eye technique, heat-less hair curling method, DIY face packs, contouring-highlighting techniques etc. Your first date is not the time to do all that. Chances are the end results might be an experiment gone wrong! Stick to what you know and can do. Like a winged eye look, or a hair bun, or just straightening your hair.

5. Dress for the occasion

It’s really important to dress for the occasion. Depending upon where you’re going or what you’re doing on your first date, you can plan your outfit so that you don’t over or under dress.

Example: For a movie date you don’t need to be a total glam doll, you can keep it casual in a nice pair of jeans with a cute top.

~The following are three look that would be perfect for your first date~

LOOK 1.

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(From left to right ~ Dress, bag, shoes)

For this look, pair this black sheer embroidered dress with metallic platform bluchers and throw on a metallic messenger chain strap bag to complete this look.

This look is really hot and the metallic accents in the look really make the outfit standout! The look is perfect for a restaurant or a movie date.

LOOK 2.

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(From left to right ~ Skirt, Top, Sandals)

This second look is really feminine and flirty! For this look pair this metallic pleated skirt with this floral lace crop top. Complete the look by pairing it with metallic faux leather slingback sandals.

This outfit is perfect for a day date!

LOOK 3.

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(From left to right ~ Pants, Top, Wedges)

This last look is edgier than the rest of the looks. For this look pair these gorgeous stretch woven pants with a fringe faux suede top, then throw on these printed wedges to complete this edgy look!

FINAL THOUGHTS!

This whole article is about how YOU can feel more confident when you are on a date. You don’t have to conform to some given standards of what is “pretty” or what is “in” to have a nice first date.The right person will still think that the sun shines out of your a**  irrespective of what you wear.

The most important thing is to be true to who you are and just be yourself when you are out on your date. Your date is equally nervous as you are. So, just relax and have a great time!

Well that’s it for now!

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OOTD: Hello Summer!

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Hello My Lovelies!

Summer is here! And boy is it hot out there! I know that because for the past 1 month I was commuting to and fro in this hot as hell weather from my home to the examination center and back again!

Speaking of examination center, I just completed my final exams for this semester! Woohoo! Although it doesn’t really feel “woohoo”. In real sense it feels more like, “Yeah done. Now can I please just go curl up on my bed and eat, sleep, watch tv, read romance novels and just go back to being a normal procrastinator again?!”

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Anywho, with the exams and the heat, I just needed a little pick-me-up to keep my spirits high to momentarily distract myself from everything that was going around me.

It all started with this hat (pictured in the photos) that my mother had bought one day. I really liked the hat and I wanted to do a whole look around it.

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So for this look, I paired this gorgeous floral print skirt with this cute white crop top, then I wore my white gladiator wedges to match my white crop top. I then completed this look by throwing on this hat (that I have been wearing non-stop lately) to complete this look.

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Something really weird happened when we were shooting this look. We were shooting this look at my place and while we were shooting, mid-shoot I realized that some guy from my neighbors balcony had his phone out and was looking directly at me.

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(Oh-hey! Is that person trying to click my picture from his balcony?!)

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(Yeah Buddy, I see you clicking my picture. Mood = Pissed!)

I tried to ignore it at first, but then I realized that he was trying to click my picture from his cell phone! GASP! I was so pissed! Fortunately my mum saw that guy taking the pictures and made a big hue and cry! Long story short, the guy was yelled at so bad by my Angry Mother!

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(How to deal with unwanted attention/random guy trying to click your pic? Send an angry Punjabi Mother to deal with said guy!)

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Okay, enough talk about random peeping toms! Here’s a closer shot of makeup. I tried to keep my main focus on my cheeks and lips. I decided to go for really peach-y/pink looking cheeks and a bright pink lip (Mac Impassioned lipstick).

I hope you liked this look! :)

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How to Dress Like Jess from New Girl?

Dress Like Jess!

Hello My Lovelies!

As you might have guessed from the the title, this post is about how you can dress like Jess Day from the TV show New Girl!

New Girl is a show which follows the live of Jess (played by the lovely Zooey Deschanel) a 20 something girl, who after a bad breakup with her boyfriend, ends up living in an apartment with 4 (earlier 3) male roommates after answering a “roommate wanted” ad on Craigslist!

The show follows Jess’ hilarious adventures of being the “New Girl” in an apartment full of men! It’s a funny show, with an equally lovable cast (Schmidt and Cece! Coach and Winston! and Nick! Come on these guys are so cute!)

Jess Day’s Style Diary

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1. Bright Colors Are Your Friends!

Jess has a very peppy almost 1950’s inspired wardrobe filled with bright, happy, in-your-face colors (reds, blues, greens, yellows… you name it and the girl has got it)! So, if you wanna dress like Jess then you really need to stop shying away from bright colors! :)

2. Be a Pattern Lover / Embracer

Apart from being a girl who loves wearing bright colors, Jess has a penchant for sporting patterns! Stripes, Polka dots the girl has almost tried them all!

3. Cardigan and Ballet Flats are your Bae!

Jess LOVES wearing cardigans and ballet flats! She loves pairing cardigans with dresses and skirts. Same is her love affair with her ballet flats. I think Jess has Cardigans and Ballet Flats in almost every color imaginable!

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4. Nerdy McPretty!

Jess is always seen rocking her cute, nerdy, adorkable pair of glasses with almost all of her looks on the show. If you wanna really nail Jess’s look then go rock a pair of faux glasses.

5. Retro Much

Yeah Jess, kinda has a knack for incorporating a healthy dose of retro vibes in her outfit, be it the bright colors, the bows, the polka dots, the belts, the hairbands! The girl has RETRO written all over her! Example: You can pair shorter fluffier skirt with ballet flats and a cute top + cardigan, or a nice pair of fitted high waist jeans with a feminine top, completed with a headband

7. Tights / Leggings

Another thing Jess loves to do is layer her clothes! She is often times seen rocking a dress with a pair of tights or a pair of shorts over a pair of stockings! Don’t be afraid to layer!

~Looks Inspired By Jess Day~

LOOK 1.

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(From left to right : Dress, Cardigan, Shoes)

For this look pair this bright print dress with a blue/mint color cardigan for an added wow factor and as a cool way to color block with your outfit. Jess is often seen rocking her dresses with cardigans, and her cardigans are often times bold and bright in color. Complete this look by throwing on these comfy white ballet flats to complete the look.

LOOK 2.

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(From left to right: Dress, Shoes, Bow Barrette)

While Jess is often seen rocking bright, bold colors, the few times that she has rocked something neutral, she’s done it well! To channel Jess’s “NEUTRAL” look wear this gorgeous white dress with a Peter Pan collar with these black and white peep toe flats. Complete the look by wearing a bow barrette in your hair!

LOOK 3.

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As previously mentioned, Jess loves polka dots and she also loves cardigans! This look is a nod to just that! Pair a white feminine blouse with a polka dot skirt. To really get a “Jess vibe” in your look throw on a red cardigan to complete this look!

Well that’s it for now!

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Mac Heroine Review + Lip Swatch!

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Hello My Lovelies!

How have you all been? I am currently experiencing the full effects of an Indian summer, and boy it’s hot here! As a result I have been craving ice lollies like crazy these past few days. Anyhoo! enough with the weather talk and on with the review :)

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The lipstick of the moment is Mac’s Heroine! You know every time I hear this lipstick’s name, The song from Kareena Kapoor’s movie “Heroine” (you can listen to it hereMain Heeeeroine hooooon (I am a heroine) starts playing in my head! Wouldn’t it be crazy/awesome if Mac lipsticks introduced themselves that way? Cue.. Main Ruby Woo hoooon, Main All Fired Up hoooon (no pun intended, okay, yeah intended :P)

But, I digress. Where was I? Yes, Mac’s Heroine. Below I’ve taken some photos of when I had the lipstick on.

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(What am I thinking in the above photo? ~ Dude! These flowers are so fake! They’re Faux Flowers!)

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(Poked myself in the eye with the aforementioned “Faux Flowers”!)

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MAC HEROINE

1. Color

Mac Heroine is a bright violet/purple lipstick, on some it might even look like a red toned purple.

2. Finish

Heroine has “matte” written in the sticker below the lipstick tube, but really what it has is a creamy matte finish. It glides on effortlessly on the lips.

3. Coverage

It has a completely opaque color coverage. One swipe and the lipstick goes completely opaque. I usually swipe twice due to force of habit, but one swipe and the true color of the lipstick gets delivered on the lips.

4. Stay

On me the lipstick stays a good 5-6 hours before it starts to fade into a lovely red-ish purple-ish stain. The lipstick is neither drying nor hydrating.

5. Cost

It costs Rs. 1450 in India.

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THE GOOD

1. The lipstick glides on effortlessly on the lips.

2. It looks good when applied straight out of the tube as it is on the lips, but I also love wearing it as a stain, i.e. I apply the lipstick and then blot it down with a tissue to control the intensity of the color.

THE NOT SO-GOOD

1. When I applied this lipstick, I realized that it has a tendency to stick to dry/flaky patch on my lips. So, it’s really important to exfoliate your lips before you wear this lipstick.

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Well that’s it for now! Namaste!

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