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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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks ~ BLACKBERRY & BLACK CHERRY REVIEW + LIP SWATCH!

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Today I am going to be reviewing two lipsticks from Revlon that I have been obsessed with for the past 2 months! Seriously, I have been wearing these lipsticks almost non-stop!

The lipsticks in question are Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipsticks in “Blackberry” and “Black Cherry”.

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(Pictured above from the left: Blackberry & Black Cherry)

I had heard a lot about these lipsticks before I bought them, but whenever I tried searching for reviews or swatches of these two lipstick together online… my search always came up short! So, when I finally tried and tested these lipsticks, I thought I really should review these two lipsticks together!

BLACKBERRY

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Blackberry” is a brick red lipstick with brown undertones. I have never really been a fan of brick red lipsticks, but this lipstick won me over! This lipstick is so soft, pigmented and it goes opaque in one swipe!

This lipstick is completely frost and shimmer free. I sometimes wear it straight out of the tube as it is, and other times I like to blot the lipstick down with a tissue to get a more muted-natural look.

This lipstick lasts a good 4-5 hours on me, after that it does have a tendency to bleed a little, but even then it look nice!

My Rating ~ 4.5/5

BLACK CHERRY

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Black Cherry” is a lipstick that makes you go “OH MY GOD” the moment you apply it. I know It looks really dark in the tube, but when you apply this to your lips the color you get is a dark red with purple undertones.

But, when I am not in the mood for sporting a dark bold lip, what I really love to do with this lipstick is to apply it and then blot it down, it leaves a gorgeous flushed, plum-ish stain on the lips!

This lipstick has no shimmer, and last for 4-5 hours. It’s a gorgeous lipstick that has quickly become one of my must-have lipstick!

My Rating ~ 4.75/5

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Both these lipsticks retail for Rs.550 each and I love them both! And yes, I purchased them with my own money and my opinions are as usual completely honest!

Well, that’s it for now!

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Who are you dressing for?

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“Who are you dressing for?” ~ 5 years ago I first asked this question to myself and 5 years later even today from time to time I ask this question to myself.

Are we dressing for our boyfriends, girlfriends, our jobs, our family members, are we dressing to impress our crush, or are we simply getting dressed to “fit in”… to belong with a set of people?

What we really should be doing is to dress for our self, for the real “YOU”.

I know with dress codes, uniforms and office policies it is not feasible for all of you to dress for yourself everyday, but when you do get a chance.. you do YOU, dress in the manner which is inanely and completely you!

And for those of you who do have the luxury to wear whatever you damn well please… What’s stopping you? Whose voice is dictating YOUR style everyday?

I’ll tell you whose voice it should be.. ONLY YOURS!

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With the rise of social media, it is easy to fall in and “dress for an audience” to get a “like”, a “comment”, a “retweet”, a “follow”.

But, trust me the secret to great style is to feel good in what you wear.

Believe me, I know.. I have always loved wearing high heels! But, for a long time I didn’t wear them and just kept them in my closet for the sheer reason because I was afraid what people might say if I wore them out in public.

But you know what I realized? That people always talk! If I stop doing thing that make me happy just ’cause log kya kahenge (what would people say) then I wouldn’t be able to get anything done.

Today, I wear my high heels proudly! Yes, people do look, they do talk.. but who cares? YOLO (You only live once)!

So, wear things which make you happy! You might get stink eye from some people, murmured whispers and not-at-all-subtle check out from the others. But you know what? That’s okay! It happens! No f***s given to them :)

Now go out there and BE YOU!

Skater Skirt OOTD

Hello My Lovelies!

For this post I decided to rock a pair of this beautiful purple skater skirt in 2 ways!

FIRST LOOK

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Skirt ~ Forever 21

Top ~ Forever 21

Necklace ~ Forever 21

Shoes ~ Zara

For the first look I wanted to create a look which had purple undercurrents. So, for his look I paired this gorgeous purple skater skirt with a lavender-blue top. Then, I threw on a gorgeous necklace with peach and blue studs. I completed the look by wearing these gorgeous studded black and white checkered heels and sporting a red lip!

SECOND LOOK

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Skirt, Top, Necklace, Shoes ~ ALL from FOREVER 21

For the second look I decided to pair the purple skater skirt with a dark blue skirt. Next, I wore this amazing statement necklace, to make the outfit stand out more and to make a statement! Lastly I completed this look by wearing these killer black 6 inch heels! For this look I wanted the attention to be solely focused on the heels and necklace, besides the skirt!

I hope you liked this look :)

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How to rock turquoise liner?

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Hello My Lovelies! Are you tired of sporting the same old black liner day in and day out? Are you tempted to try a new color, but are scared to venture out of your comfort zone? I’ll be the first … Continue reading

What should I wear to a… House Party?!

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Hello My Lovelies! Do you have a house party that you need to attend? Are you on the verge of pulling your hair, on account of being completely clueless as to what you should wear to this house party? Then, … Continue reading

9 Fail-Proof Date Night Make Up Products!

Hello My Lovelies!

So, you’re going on a date, and you really want to look good for your date. That’s great! You have the perfect dress, perfect shoes, perfect hair… possibly the perfect guy? Now, the problem is how to get the perfect makeup? How are you going to “dress your face” for your special date?

Worry not! Below I have listed my 9 fail-proof make up products for date night!  Continue reading

Taylor Swift “Blank Space” look ~ RECREATED!

Hello My Lovelies!

FACT~ Taylor Swift’s song ‘Blank Space’ needs NO introduction! It’s got over 500 million views on YouTube for crying out loud!

ANOTHER FACT~ While the song ‘Blank Space’ in general is an awesome song, Taylor Swifts’s makeup in the music video is simply stunning! Red Lips AND Smokey Eye! LOVE! 

Here, click on the video below to see for yourself!

~Here are some photos of my Taylor Swift ‘Blank Space’ inspired look~

(Sadly, I couldn’t find a blonde wig to mimic Taylor’s blonde hair, BUT, I did style my natural black hair in a faux bob style!)

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~Here’s how YOU can recreate this look~

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1. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation (I used this foundation as my base, my skin is pretty dry, so, I moisturized my face really well before applying foundation all over my face and neck.

After I had applied the first layer, I took a small amount of foundation and then applied again under my eyes, on my nose and parts of my cheek where the light would hit me most.)

2. Street Wear Color Rich Perfection Compact (Next, I used this compact to set my foundation.)

EYES

For the Eyes~ I first primed my eyes with the Urban Decay Primer Potion (not pictured), if you don’t have a primer then I would suggest using Maybelline Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt as your base for the eye shadow to stick to.

OR, if you don’t want to use a lot of products, then, just dab a little foundation on the top of your eyelids, blend it out and then apply your eye shadow over it. And then hope for the best!

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Before starting with the eye shadow, I had applied tape against the corners of my eyes to get sharp diagonal edges.

1. Urban Decay NAKED 1 Palette~ (First, I used the eye shadow ‘SIN’~2nd eye shadow from left~ all over my eyelids. 

Next, I used ‘GUNMETAL’~last eye shadow from right~ on the outer half of my eyelid and blended it with a blending brush so that it does look harsh, I also used this eye shadow on my lower lash line.

Then, I used ‘CREEP’~2nd eye shadow from right~ on the outer ‘v’ of my eye, then I smoked this eye shadow using a smoker brush~in case you don’t have a smoker brush, a blending brush would do just fine~to create a softer look.

After that, I used the eye shadow ‘VIRGIN’ on the inner corner~tear ducts~of my eyes to make my eyes stand out more.

Lastly, I removed the tap from the corners of my eyes and cleaned any little fall out from the eye shadow that had fallen on my face.)

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2. Lakme Absolute Shine Line Eye Liner ~ (After I finished the eye shadow part of the makeup, I applied this liquid eye liner on my upper lash line to create a winged eye look.)

3. Maybelline Falsies Mascara ~ (I then used 2-3 coats of this mascara on my eye lashes.)

4. The Face Shop– Design My Eyebrow ~ (Then, I used this retractable eyebrow pencil to fill in any gaps in my eyebrows.)

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1. Rimmel London Colour Rush Balm in ‘The Redder The Better’ ~ (I applied this balm stain on my lips)

2. Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in ‘Big Bang’ ~ (Lastly, I applied this liquid lipstick over the balm stain to really mimic Taylor’s red lips from the video!)

~I hope you guys like this look!~

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How to dress like… Rachel Green from FRIENDS?!

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Hello My Lovelies!

Today’s post is dedicated to one of the most awesomest character ever created in television history ~ Rachel Green, played by Jennifer Aniston!

I have always had a soft spot for Friends! I got hooked to the show so fast!

Friends is the best sitcom of all time! It ran from 1994-2004 and had 10 seasons! Friends tells the story of six twenty somethings (later thirty somethings) living in New York City encountering work problems, relationship/love problems and various other dramas (which results in pretty hilarious situations.. cue.. JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!).

The six friends together form each other’s support systems and become a surrogate family of sorts!

When I watch this show.. for a couple of minutes it feels like, I am also a member of their surrogate family! I could relate to Monica’s neurotic almost OCD need to clean; I hum Phoebe’s ‘smelly cat’ song when no one was looking; I sometimes imagine what I would do if a guy came up to me and said, “How yooou doooin’?” like Joey; I picture Ross vehemently saying, “We were on a BREAK!” to anyone who would listen; and as I write this I can just imagine Chandler stating, “Jeez! could this chick BE anymore into us?!” Ha!

I love the whole gang! Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe!

But out of the whole gang, Rachel (played by Jennifer Aniston) was always my favorite!

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Who is Rachel Green?

Rachel Green is a member of the group of 6 friends featured on Friends. Rachel Green played by Jennifer Aniston starts out the series as Daddy’s Little Girl/Spoilt Princess but gradually throughout the series develops into a strong, independent, successful woman.

Rachel is introduced to the group in the pilot episode when on realizing that she is not in love with her fiance, she runs out of the wedding! She gradually tries to adjust to her new life as an independent woman, working as waitress and having to support herself without daddy’s money! During the initial 2 seasons Rachel works as a waitress and then in season 3 she quits her job as a waitress and due to her love for shopping and clothes, finds a niche for herself working first with Bloomingdale and then with Ralph Lauren during the later 5 seasons!

The highlight of the show has always been the on again-off again romance between Rachel and Ross throughout the series. The couple even had a daughter together in the show!

Although I loved Rachel’s style throughout the series, but, it was only since season 7 that Rachel (played by Jennifer Aniston) began killing it in terms of her outfit choices! So, I would be focusing more on Rachel’s style in the later seasons in this post.

Outfit 1 ~ Rachel’s Everyday/Mom look!

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(From left to right : denims, full sleeve tee, white tee)

Rachel became a mom to a baby girl on the show. When, Rachel wasn’t working or going out, her style was very laid back and relaxed! She was a fan of layering T-shirts one over the other.

So, for this look, wear a pair of blue jeans with a light gray full sleeve T-shirt, and you could layer a short or raglan sleeve T-shirt over it.

For this look, I found this cute “Bonjour Paris” T-shirt, and yeah, it is my lame attempt to cheekily acknowledge the time when Rachel was moving to Paris! “Au Revoir!”

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In the above picture: 1. The gang meeting Monica and Chandler’s twins for the first time! 2. Ross and Rachel breaking up! 3. Rachel’s iconic hair cut ‘The Rachel’.

Outfit 2 ~ Rachel’s Business Casual Look!

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(From left to right: Sweater, Shirt, Pants)

Rachel has an impeccable dressing sense. And on account of her working in fashion, she dresses better than the rest of the cast! In the later seasons Rachel was seen rocking awesome business casual outfits!

To recreate that look~ Pair black jeans, with a crisp white mandarin collar button down shirt and to complete the look throw on a black sweater over the button down and make sure that the white collar of the shirt are peeking through the top of the black sweater!

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In the above photo: 1. Rachel rocking the plaid skirt a la Britney! 2. When Phoebe (they all) turned thirty! 3. Monica dating Richard’s son, how rad is the eye patch!

Outfit 3 ~ Rachel’s Dress-y/Party Look!

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(From left to right: dress, clutch, shoes)

Rachel opts for more structured silhouettes when she is going for a dress-y event. Be it the charity auction at her work, or Joey’s award show!

For this look pair a red/burgundy/maroon sleeve-less dress with a sweetheart neckline with nude pumps and a leopard print clutch to tie the whole look together!

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In the above photo: Two of my most favorite looks of Rachel from Season 10.

1. This simple blue jeans, white shirt, black sweater look from ~ The One With The Late Thanksgiving!

2. The pleated gray skirt, black knee length boots, plus black turtleneck! ~ The One With Princess Consuela!

Outfit 4 ~ Rachel’s I’m-Moving-to-Paris Look!

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(From left to right: skirt, cami, stockings, boots)

Rachel was wearing one of the best outfit that she ever wore on the show i.e. the gray pleated skirt-black top-black knee length boots look she wore when she was telling the gang that she has been offered a new job… in Paris. 

To recreate this look with a modern twist~ pair a pleated gray skirt with a loose black lace cami, slip on the black semi sheer stockings and the black knee length boots to complete the look!

Friends was a great show! And even after a decade of it being off air, it’s still one of the greatest television shows ever created. Friends is the yardstick with which all the current or future sitcoms should be measured against.

Well, enough said!

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How to shop the sales?

Hello My Lovelies!

The sale season is in full swing, and I know for many of us just the thought of navigating through a store during sales seems like the most daunting task ever!

But, fear not! Below I have listed 10 of my tried and tested ways on how to shop during the sales!

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1. Wear Comfortable Shoes! 

Okay, first and foremost.  I am a heels-with-everything kinda person on most days. But, when I am out shopping, like don’t-get-in-my-way/ I-am-in-my-zone shopping, I prefer wearing flats for the sheer reason that I know that I am going to be on my foot quite a lot and that I would be getting in and out of clothes in trial rooms a lot, so its just better to wear shoes which are comfortable and from which I can slip my feet in and out quite easily.

2. Check online first!
These days most big brands have online websites where you can actually see the clothes which are on sale. And in some websites you can actually order the items that are on sale directly to your home.

Which is convenient, but, hear me out first! Check the websites thoroughly. Save the photos of the sale items that you like from the brand on your phone/tab/i-pad what have you! Then go to the store and search for the pieces that you wanted. And try them on!

This way you get a clear idea of what you like and how it actually looks on you. If the item that you wanted isn’t available in store then at least try like items to get a correct feel of your size with the brand’s product sizing, this way even if you order online, you would have a clearer idea of whether you would fit a “S”, “M”, “L”, “XL” sizes of the brand.

3. Always try to go during the morning-afternoon time during a weekday 

I always hit the stores during the 12-3 pm mark on weekdays because during that time not a lot of people are there and the clothes are neatly stacked and I can roam around the stores peacefully without having disgruntled aunties elbow me in their quest to reach a piece of clothing.

Now, I know not all have the option to hit stores during weekends so….

4. If you can’t do weekdays then on weekends try to hit the stores in the morning.
Weekend mornings are the next best alternative, to shopping during the weekdays. Chances are that the store might still have more shoppers than it would on a weekday morning, but it would still be not as crowded, as it would become during the afternoon-evening time!
 5. Wear uncomplicated clothing when you’re out shopping. 
Now many of you might ask what I mean by “uncomplicated”, any outfit which takes you more than 5-6 minutes to put on, or one which have elaborates zips, laces, or would require the assistance of another person to put on, is something you would not want to wear.

Trust me, it really is a hassle going in to 10 different stores and having to go through the charade of hooking and unhooking 10 different hooks! Ugh! Safe yourself from the torture.

6. Start small, then slowly make your way into the jungle!
Whenever I go into a store, I start from a small section, I see the clothes there, get familiar with the clothes and then I take a walk around the store, which is kind of like a cursory glance to get familiar with the what the store has. And after I complete the 1st round. I start a 2nd more thorough round where I check almost each and every section of the store and pick out things for myself.
7. Trial Clothes & Not Sure but-I’ll-still-hang-on-to-these-clothes

After I have picked out the things that I want to try I go to the trial room and try it and after that I usually come out with the clothes that I am sure that I would purchase, but some times I am not really sure about an item. So, I hang on to it and when I a out of the trial room I think about 2 ways in which I could style the item. If I am unable to think of even 2 ways to style it, then I leave the item and move on.

8. Should I or Should I not Buy?

Still unsure, I have a foolproof test that I use in cases of items that I am not really sure whether I should buy or not. In that case, I simply leave the store take a breather. Have a little walk, drink some water. And if after leaving the store, I still can’t stop thinking about a particular item, then I head back to the store and buy it. Simple!

9. Buy clothes/shoes which fit you!
This is a no brainer, but I have been guilty of breaking it a lot! One time I kid you not, I went to Zara and bought a pair of heels that had a different size in each foot! So, my left foot was in size 39( my shoe size) and my right foot was in a size 40 (not my shoe size) shoe. And I still bought them because,” look, how pretty!”
But, seriously its sad! Stop buying clothes in sizes that are too small or too big that you hope to fill in to someday, but, NEWSFLASH! Someday is a vague bitch! And in hopes of someday you are ruining TODAY! So, you might want to be a size “S” or size “L” or whatever but enjoy, acknowledged and appreciate your size-right now!
10. Check Store Policy on Returns/Refunds/Exchange before Payment!

Always check the store’s return policy before checking out with your purchase. Some store have really relaxed return policy and some have a really strict no return no exchange policy! So, you better ask the person at the checkout counter about all this before purchasing.

~I hope this article was helpful! Now, take 3 deep breaths and march your way to the store. You can do it!~
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