Harem Pants: another trend this year

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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