Thursday, December 18, 2014


I am typically not one for a blazer this bright, but this one ( gift from my sis ) in red has something so timeless. The cut,  the structure and the color makes me go gaga. Every time I open my coat closet, my eyes get fixed on this piece. No wonder it reappeared on the blog within weeks, last time being here
This time I paired it with a skirt, that was tailor-made to my taste,  back in India. Imagine every new clothing item being custom-made! Won't that be just out of the world? No pulling, no snugging, just comfort and a lot of sartorial confidence.  Anyways, I had the holiday glitz and glamour on my mind when I put together this look. The rich brocade skirt, the ornate neckline, the damask pumps and the festive red blazer, surely reminds of holidays and gets me into singing....Fa la la la la, fa la la la !

Whats say ?
P.S- this is my 400th blog post, so I had to #playdressup to celibrate this milestone . 


skirt- from INDIA  ( similar ), great option now on sale. 
top- FOREVER 21 ( similar ), a splurge 
blazer- gift from SIS (look-a-like ), designer option
pumps- SHOEDAZZLE ( buy similar ), loving this option
bag- Local BOUTIQUE ( expensive similar ), textured option

  Photo courtesy - Mrs. Tanvi 
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


I was given this opportunity via Brand Backer to test the products from One Direction. All opinions are my own. 

As much as I love makeup, I have always resorted to my time-honored color palette. Classic reds and pinks for the lips, browns and earthy tones for the eyes have always been my safe bet. Initially when I read about this limited edition makeup line created by Markwins beauty UK , I was a bit skeptical of the bold colors,  specially the colored mascaras, but when I received the products I couldn't wait no longer to try my hands on them. And I have to admit that after the first application, my entire perspective towards bold colored makeup has made a complete volte-face. Not only did I enjoy these, I even stepped out with the pink mascara on and returned without getting any obnoxious glares from passers-by.
           Verdict passed- they are a must try by every daring beauty person !


Now talking about the individual products, I would like to talk about the lip glosses first. 
They are popularly known as the LIQUILIGHTS GLOW GLOSS.- The Liquilights Glow Gloss  (LGG ) sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. LGG  can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color or paired over a lipstick. 

My personal remarks -  Flavorless, odorless ( a plus ) and a smooth application. Removes easily without staining the lips. I thought the glitter content was a tad bit too much for everyday use but overall the product does justice to it's name. 

   Top - Bottom ( in the pic above ) .......Left-Right ( lower pic ) 
  • Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light 
  •  Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light 
  •  Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

      These colored mascaras are called the ELECTRO GLAM MASCARAGive your look a jolt of electric color, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold colored mascaras, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colors. 

Use them for LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of color to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better! I used them to get the ombre effect on the lashes. 

Use them as a HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.

My personal remarks- Very smooth, no lash clumping. The pink and blue are pretty wearable, specially for hair-streaking,  but it would take a lot of guts at my end to try the yellow. 

       Left-Right :

  • Does he know? - Pinkest hot pink 
  • Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
  • Story of my life- Amped canary yellow 

The last set of products, my favorite of the bunch, is called  the  ROCK ME NAIL KIT -  This kit features 3 NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and  3 UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that will add even more sizzle to any  mani. Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle! 

My personal remarks - This kit is nothing but FUN. The colors are bright, vibrant and totally party ready. The glitters in three different colors gives you options of mixing and matching to create multiple looks. The only con, the nail varnishes needed a couple of repeated application to bring out  the real color.

Nail Varnish:  
  • Diana- UV 3D holographic 
  • Happily– UV iced blue glitter 
  • Moments- UV neon pink 

Glitter Toppings: 

  • Star-- UV holo glitter 
  • Kicks- UV snow cone blue
  • Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter 

I am sure after reading through the reviews, you are itching to try something of the above. So stay tuned.....there is some exciting giveaway coming soon to the blog. If waiting seems difficult, ONE DIRECTION is now available at the following stores :-
  • Macy's
  • Dillards
  • Boscov's
  • Stage Stores
  • Beauty Brands
  • Lord & Taylor

If you have any questions regarding any of the products reviewed above, feel free to leave it as a comment in the section below. 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS - swinging to glory

Of late I have been embracing a lot of comfortable clothing, specially when it comes to my outerwear. With all the winter layering and the whole stuffed-potato like feeling, keeping the final layer comfy and roomy and classy is a requisite for me. And this swing one from H&M ( my Black Friday steal at $42 ) has it all.  It is comfy, roomy, stylish, and definitely a departure from the regular outerwear { in a good sense of course }. 
Today I kept the  jacket center-stage with the rest of the outfit monochromatic, but pairing it with prints is on my how-to-wear-it multiple ways list. To bring the look together, I added some colorful dangly chandeliers and a pair of patent leather pumps,  which were another Black Friday steal from Zara. 

That's about my holiday cheer, what about you ?? 


swing jacket- H&M ( buy same  ), similar from J CrewASOS option 
denim- ZARA ( similar ),  another great option
slingback pumps- ZARA ( buy same ), printedpointy toe
ear chandeliers - Shoedazzle ( similar ), another cute option

Congratulations to Crissy from Some Velvet Morning, she is the featured blogger of the week. 

Now it is your turn to share your holiday cheer .


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