Harem Pants: another trend this year


HAREM PANTS
Harem pants are the big fashion trend for this year. Baggy pants with pleats looks very flattering.

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A day at the shoot

Recently , I did a shoot for a Japanese designer. I really liked their clothes so I thought why not post it here. I think they are extremely hip and very different from the usual stuff . The brand is called Selfish..ummm...now I don't know why but it sounds cute to me :P


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Golden copper smokey eyes




This is a very natural makeup .... nothing too loud or dramatic.It complements my traditional outfits which have some shade of golden (in form of color,embroidery or jewelley).It would look good during daytime as well.

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Mac Cremesheen Creme Cup Lipstick


Mac Cremesheen Creme cup... this name is so apt for this lipstick .....uber creamy and gives a nice sheen without been frosty or shimmery. This is my current favorite product.If you are on a lookout for a nude shade with pink undertones than this one is for you. Its a subtle pink nude.



What I love about this product
  • Its buttery smooth and creamy and glides on easily thats why the name cremesheen creme cup
  • It is highly pigmented so gives an opaque finish 
  • Just one coat is enough to get the beautiful nude pink lips.
  • Its neither frosty nor shimmery like some other range of Mac lipsticks. Its just creamy which is the way I want
  • It is all 3 in 1- lipbalm ,lipstick and lipgloss in one! It moisturizes and also gives a nice glossy effect .



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Faux Fur Hats

Faux fur is the trend this season. I see it all over Tokyo .Be it hats, muffs  ,stoles ,scarves, coats, bags ,boot covers,accessories.....u have it all made in faux fur !It is both functional and luxurious .Keeps you warm yet looking so beautiful and sheek.

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How to remove unwanted facial hair ?

A few days back, Neha , a friend of mine, who resides in Tokyo asked me about how I do my Upper lip and eyebrows. It’s a quite simple method but not many people are aware of it. So I thought that I'll share it with you girls. I use "Katori Wax”.
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Electric Nail Care set (Tescom TL 120)

While I was out shopping for hot eyelash curler, I was really intrigued by something kept next to it.It was an electric nail care set and I really could not resist myself from buying it.I bought a hot pink one (Tescom TL 120) and I was so amused to see its results.It took me barely 10 sec to file my nail without making much efforts. It has 3 attachements - a nail filer , buffer and cuticle cleaner and a pink piece of cloth(wonder why?).So you can do a  manicure home without having to waste so much time and energy and money.

What I love about it
Easy to use and saves a lot of time and effort
2 Speed settings at low and high
Very pretty hot pink color
Very compact in size
Reasonably priced at 24$
Battery operated so its wireless


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Hot eyelash curler (Tescom TL 321)





















I am really excited to share with you one of my recent buys and it is the hot eyelash curler (Tescom TL 321).Now you can get those perfect dolly eyelashes in seconds.
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Club look : Outfit of the day + makeup tutorial

 I really like to glam up when I have time like curl my hair , sparkle up my eyes and lots of accessorizing.This time I kept it simpler  and nothing so glamorous or eye catching.Just straight hair, printed short dress and  no accessories.
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L'Oreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss Reviews


"Superliner Carbon Gloss is liquid eyeliner in a special sponge tipped pen for the creation of fine lines or thick, sultry flicks. The intense carbon black color is applied with precision and ease and dries without smudging. Thanks to its soft and supple sponge tipped pen, Superliner Carbon Gloss gives a quick, easy and uniform application. Create a line as thick or as delicate as you wish."    http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/

Note: To see how it works you can also see my previous post where I have done a tutorial video on eye makeup and have used this product for the under eye area. This section pertains to its reviews only.


My experience
My Mac's BlackTrack Fluid line dried out and so I was on a search for something new. I did not bother to repurchase it again even though it was my absolute favorite because there is no assurance that it wouldn’t dry again. I bought L'Oreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss as a replacement at almost half the cost. When I used it to my disappointment it turned out to be of watery consistency as you can see. It is in no way intense or glossy or super. I kept stroking the applicator again and again to get an opaque finish but my efforts went vain. It was too watery for the liner to just settle on my eyes. I removed it and put the other eyeliner I had. In the picture below you will be able to see such an obvious difference in their consistencies. The L'Oreal Carbon Gloss seemed like this despite repeated strokes whereas my other eyeliner looks so opaque and nice in a single stroke.



What I love about it?
Despite such a terrible experience I would not throw it in the dustbin because I realized one thing. It works fine if you put just a very thin line. I don’t know why and how it happens. So when I used a thin line under my eye it seemed to look just fine. Also, I love its applicator. I agree that it has a special sponge tip pen which is extremely easy to use and it is smudge proof

Price : Rs. 570/- ( USD 11) 
I would probably buy it again just to use for my under eye unless I find another smudge proof liner with the similar applicator which has a better consistency.


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Best way to highlight and flaunt your beautiful eyes

This is probably the easiest and quickest way to highlight your eyes and make them look bigger.It wont take you more than 5 minutes and is a very universal look. Wear it anytime and with anything, it will look appropriate. I do it often when I don't have time to put a primer or eye shadow or just want to keep it simple and toned down.It really enhances my eyes and gives a lift to my slightly droopy eyes.

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Silky straight tangle free hair forever!

Why I am writing this blog today is because I ought to tell you girls about this! 

I got Liscio hair straightnening treatment done about 2 months back and it did wonders to my hair. It is also called by the names of Rebonding , Japanese Hair Straightening ,Yuko System ,Rusk STR8 and Bio Ionic. It is a permanant hair straightening technique but not only does it straighten the hair but also makes it healthier and shinier. 








As you can see, I had really course, dry and brittle hair. It was impossible to leave my hair open without styling or straightening it.So I would either tie it in a bun or spend atleast an hour or more to dry and then straighten or style it after shampooing.This inturn spoiled my hair and so I got all the more dependant on the hair styling equipments and hair sprays . It was like a vicious circle.


I had heard about permanant hair straightnening techniques but I was apprehensive about giving it a shot because
  1. I always thought that this treatment uses harsh chemicals which will damage my hair further  and also lead to hair fall.
  2. I felt that my hair will become so flat and limp that it will loose all it's elasticity therefore making it impossible to style it any longer. I usually prefer to have as much volume as I can on the crown area of the head and at times need different hairstyles for my shoots. 
But I was so wrong. It DID NOT damage my hair one bit .Rather made it glossier and restored its health and revitalised it .Also,my hair looks more "natural" straight rather than "chemical" straight.Its miraculous!

Honestly , I have seen some people with not such good results. I believe it becomes imperative that you go to a good salon which uses the best products and a qualified and experienced stylist.The difference lies in what quality of relaxing solution is used,use of a protective cream or not and the ironing techinique.


The only downside about this treament is that it can get a bit pricey . In Tokyo , prices range from 300 US$ -400 US$ or more. In India, its around 140 US $ +. 

I totally vouch for this treatment so go for it.You surely wont regret it!

Where I got my treatment from ?

Hayato Newyork , Omotesando , Tokyo , Japan

I love this salon and it has all english speaking staff.I got my hair done from Mr Taichi and he is a great guy.He checked the condition of my hair and gave me an honest opinion regarding the treatment and what final result to expect. He was being realistic rather than showing false optimisim.Ms May and Mr. Masa also helped in the process because its a long process and takes a lot of time.The entire staff was very helpful and friendly.Overall, a great salon at a great location. 




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Angel Makeup tutorial and styling for halloween!!!

Halloween is the most awaited day of the year for me. Why? because I can unleash my creativity and do whatever I want to..haha...I can just splash on the colors to my face the way  I like ,wear whatever I want, be as bling-bling as I want and it seems all appropriate on that day and this is why I love Halloween!

I decided to become an Angel this year.I did not buy any costumes because I think they are just so expensive here in Tokyo for a one time wear. However, I did buy some accessories.




























This makeup if toned downed a bit can be done on any occasion such as weddings, parties, clubbing etc.

If you like this look then please watch this video on my makeup and styling.









Where to Buy ?


Makeup
Grape - Beauty From the Earth Cosmetics

Coastal scents 88 color Matte Pallette

Mac Black Track Fluidline

Mac Love Rock and Light Over Dark Duo Blush 

Lipstick - Cremesheen Creme Cup by Mac


Wardrobe and Styling 
  • I bought the beautiful off shoulder black satin dress from Platinum Mall in Bangkok. Seriously, if you are a shopping freak then Bangkok is the place to be. A better option afcourse is China but Bangkok is a more tourist spot and has a lot of other activities to do as well apart from shopping. I got this dress for somewhere around 350 baht ( Rs 500 / $ 10) .Its unbeleivable....isnt it? 
  • I got the earrings too from Platinum mall in Bangkok again for somewhere around 300 baht or so.Now this is certainly a steal!The pink hat is from the same mall too. Ooh...I so want to be their right now!
  • Broach and the armlets are from China.Now that place is like a heaven for shopholics .I bought like bags full of junk jewellery from their.
  • Stocking are from La Senza, a little pricey but very long lasting. I end up tearing all my stocking but these ones are still safe.
  • I recently got this beautiful diamond studded belt from Indigo in Metropoliton Mall , Gurgaon,India . Its really jazzy but I love it!
  • The black stillettos are from Carlton,Metropoliton Mall ,Gurgaon,India. Not too crazy about this shop .
  • Wings and Halo are from Don Quijote in Tokyo .
  • Gloves from Shibuya 109 in Tokyo

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Conair Infiniti Hot Rollers

I love to have those soft bouncy curls just like supermodels...well who doesnt.I tried everything from hair curling rods to hair straightners and blow dryers but nothing seemed to have worked perfectly until I found these Conair Infiniti hot rollers.


I am so glad I bought them. I ordered them on Amazon.com and they were so reasonably priced at 41$ . I think that certainly is a very good price for 20 hot ceramic tourmaline rollers.

This is the video before I got my hair permanently straightened. I would do another video on how they work post my hair straignteneing treament (Liscio treatment) now that my hair is super silky soft and straight.

You'll be able to see in the video how in the beginning my hair looks so umanageable and rough and after using the hot rollers I look so much more glammed up 


Pros 
  1. Soft bouncy curls are achievable. A curling rod or hair straightner would rather make my hair look flat and limp.
  2. If desired, a lot more volume can be achieved in the hair using these. Other equipment fail to do so.
  3. Less time consuming - takes approx 10 min to put in the rollers. Can be used even when you are in hurry. Just put them and do rest of your tasks and simply take them off in a while.
  4. Very conveneint to use.Other equipments are a bit more painstaking to use
  5. Much less damage to hair or rather no damage because of the velvet coating . The hot rollers are never as hot as the other hair curling equipments but the results are better.
  6. Hardly any hair breakage because there is really no need to struggle with the hair to curl it.Other equipments definitely lead to breakage while pulling the hair to curl it.
  7. 3 sizes of rollers in the set to get whichever size of curls that you want.
  8. Multiple temperature setting  so you can opt from very curly hair to soft waves depending on what temeprature you set
Cons
  1. The roller clips dont have a good grip and they end up slipping often but I can manage. For this you can buy another set of good roller clips.
If I were to buy a new set of rollers I would buy ones which had jumbo size rollers too because they help to create more volume at the crown area. In all other respects these are perfect.
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Do you want luscious long locks ?

Well, who doesnt want luscious long locks but it isn't that easy. Long hair often looks bedraggled and lacks lustre. So the best solution is to have hair extensions ! I get so many compliments when I wear these. Dont they look absolutely real? I am so in love with these and I believe that they are a MUST HAVE!
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Accessory trends : High socks

Socks are a bonafide fashion trend for the year 2010.They are not merely a uniform accessory anymore but have gained center stage worldwide. Not only do they add a new dimension to the outfits but have a great utility as they allow us to transform our summer outfits into outfits appropriate for winters.
Socks of various colors, textures and lengths are very widely used in Tokyo as a fashion accessory.Any outfit looks incomplete without adding a pair of socks or stocking to it. You want to dress up cute, sexy or elegant ...these socks help you make your own fashion statement

In the picture below , I am wearing check Knee high socks under my boots for one of my shoots.
Below are a few more of my pictures wearing high socks. I either wear them to add some style or color or when its getting too cold outside.One thing I love about them is that you can team it up with almost everything such as shorts , skirts or even jeans and wooh! it changes the whole look.Dont they look so sheek and chic and still they are so inexpensive. Also ,I dont need to go shop for more boots this winters.I can wear the same colored socks as my stilettoes and they would look like boots.
                   
You can take a look at this video on a few of my high sock styles -
























In the video,I am wearing high socks over sheer black stockings as this looks really trendy and prevents from the cold weather. You can also wear these stocking when you haven't had the time to visit a beauty parlor :P or you just dont feel like exposing you legs ( as it can happen in India at times if you are walking down the streets! )

I love the furry socks. They are so adorable and when I wear them they just tend to make my thighs look thinner or atleast I feel that ways. I agree that the white fur ones in the video did look too loud  but nonetheless they are so cute...just like cotton fur balls. 

In the second style in the video I am wearing leg warmers.They are the chunkier knit versions ideally to be worn in winters .So this time you wouldnt need to pack your summer outfits when winters arrive...just pick up a few leg warmers and stockings.


This is one trend which is gaining momentum worldwide.In India,I dont see it that much but i think it will surely pick up pace.

Where to buy ? 
  • In Tokyo - you will find it everywhere - Shibuya 109 , Toyosu Lalaport Mall, Forever 21 , Uniqlo , Zara , H&M  and many more
  • In India - I havent seen it at many places but Reliance Trends in Ambience Mall , Gurgaon did seem to have some a while back.
Some celebrities and runway models 

                                               

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