It’s still hot out here hence I decided to go with a light traditional long shirt (kurta) with minimal colors and print. This is how we do ‘dress over pants’. I chose chunky bangles and decided to go with slightly more makeup on the eyes than I do on other days. I kept the lips nude and chose to continue with strobbing on the face (here) , sadly as I was in hurry so I could not grab a picture for the completed face look.
I have been trying out the Lorac Pro (1) palette lately and loving it. The shades used here are mauve on the lid, sable and espresso on the corners and light pink on the tear duct area. Ohh and I also forgot to put mascara altogether.
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This winter season will see some bright hues in addition to classic deep shades. The statement making colors will undoubtedly be deep emerald green, royal blue and maroon, nude will remain a classic come summer or winter. The mint and orange will all look great with mustard, marsala and rust shades.
For people with wheatish/tan/olive skin tones remember to select metallic finish or add shiny top coat to keep your skin tone looking fresh. I have noticed sometimes white and maroon colors can make my skin look dull, keeping the shine really upgrades the look of the hands and skin.
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This weekend I decided to opt for white pants with the gingham top I rediscovered in my closet. My Friday was spent running errands and the long tunic style top allows movement and ease while I am on my feet.
Makeup and accessories were kept minimal as it’s hot out here and I don’t feel like putting on much during an errands run. However painted my nails in deep hues to get the Autumn mood on and used my favourite Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in shade 31.
Since I am keeping myself from buying new products doing a favourites post is becoming difficult. However, I still have a few things to share, moreover I am keeping this as October favourites because I have changed a few things in my routine and want to continue with it in the coming months!
1. Deep dark nails
It’s a must to have a few deeper shades in your closet for the winter months hence I grabbed a maroon which totally sets the mood for the season.
2. Rosy red
Rimmel Kate Moss lip shade in 31 is the best mix of pink and red, I find the color to be a good pick for work and play.
Now, I’m a contouring girl but decided to give strobbing a chance. This technique works out marvelously in the dryer months as the skin needs a pick me up treatment. With the right products the sheen on the cheeks results in a fresh outlook.
I was hesitant to give this oil a try but took a chance and finally got one form the drug store. Its been a couple of months since I have been using it and the results are worth talking about. The surprising fact, the oil can be used in many ways:
1. Use it as a serum:
This is the usual trick, let your hair air dry a bit after shower and apply a few drops before blow drying or using any hot tools this tames frizz and results in a voluminous blow dry.
2. Use it before the shower:
10-20 minutes before washing your hair, take a few drops of oil on your finger tips, massage into scalp lightly and bring it down to the ends. Braid your hair softly and wash after 10 minutes. This gives moisture to dry scalp moreover massaging increases blood circulation which keeps dandruff away. Oiling to be done only once a week or once in two weeks.This works out best in winter days.
3. Use it on dry hair:
Since winter is around the corner my hair become dry and coarse the second day of my hair wash. I take a few drops and apply to the lengths of my hair away from roots then comb or style, they feel fabulous and lustrous.
I was scared to put it before my blow dry but this oil absorbs fast and works fabulously. The oil can weigh down the hair if you apply more than required, for mid-length hair like mine only a drop or two does the job. It washes away easily when applied to roots so a second shampoo run will not be needed.
I definitely look forward to use the newer version of this oil in stores as soon as I am done with this!
The low down on Fall/ Winter beauty 2015-2016 trends from the runway
Red lips, statement making or classic, all sorts of reds were seen on the A/W 2015 runways.
Hairgasm, waves (Gucci, Ralph Lauren,Michael Kors) , big bangs (Versace, Valli, Lavin), knots (Victoria Beckham, Channel, Marc Jacobs), mid to low buns (Isabel Marant, Balenciaga,Altuzarra), pontails (Dior, Carolina Herrera, Miu Miu) , deep side partsand glossy hair (Thakoon, Donna Karen, Monique Lhuillier) are all the rage.
Graphic eyes, Liners in colors of white (Kenzo), teal or black; smudged (Fendi), classic wing, painted (Dior), splattered do it any way you like is en trend for 2015.
Make a bold statement with the eyes or lips and change up your hair routines to add a new dimension to your beauty look. For more updates follow up with FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest .
Starting September I roll out my favourite August products and they are:
L’Oreal Elvive Extra Ordinary (hair) oil:
I wasn’t expecting much from this drugstore product but it definitely proved me wrong. This product only needs a drop or two and can be applied in damp or dry hair from the length of the hair to the ends. Sometimes I apply it to my roots before washing my hair. I have noticed my hair feel heavier if applied in damp hair hence I dry my hair 70-80% and then apply to the ends before perfecting my blow out.
The Body Shop wooden comb
This is a great comb I have been using for many years. The wood combats dandruff and also helps kill the electricity in the hair around winter time. There are several kinds kept in drugstores but beware they are polished (I actually think they are plastic given a wooden look) that won’t help you one bit.
L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hair spray
I came across the smallest and cutest bottle of hair spray and picked it out to test. It has has a micro diffuser which throws out the finest spray particles and you can still work on your hair. The next day my hair were not oily or stuck like wire which is plus for the product. During the event my hair stayed calm and smelt great.
Beauty UK nail paint
The colour Jade no.52 is such a treat for summers. I want to put it again and again before summers end and it just makes me feel fresh I will definitely be looking out for this one next summers.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O
I was lucky to get hold of this and having been loving the effects ever since I started using it a month ago. It cleans makeup and leaves skin smooth.
Definitely check out the hair products as they will be great for autumn and winter coming right around the corner and keep up to date with me on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest .
What I love about fall and winter is just closing your eyes, smelling the air and bringing all the things that started at the beginning of the year into retrospective, coming across a weird feeling (every year) that we’ll be closing another year behind us soon and hop onto another roller coaster.
As all things bring change, our wardrobe needs a transformation to keep us warm and chic so let’s begin on what to keep from the summer closet:
Fall’s transitional pieces:
`1. The striped shirt
A classic black and white striped shirt is a great layering item which is in spot light in a big way this year. Whether bright or camel color coats, blazers, sweaters, it nails the perfect Parisian touch.
2.Dress over pants
Throw in a leather, bomber, varsity jacket, a sweater or a duster coat to add more flare to your style. If you have a high slit flowy dress from the summers it’s a great idea to pair it with ripped denim underneath and a leather jacket on top!
3.Duster coat/Long light cardigan
The floor length light weight coats are perfect to keep you protected form the slight chill in the atmosphere. Get one to last you a while as it will continue to be useful for many years. I saw some great styles at boohoo.com and MISSGUIDED (UK), moreover they are available in blush, camel and Khaki colours which adds a sophisticated touch to your entire look. If you want to mimic the Kim Kardashian look then look no further this is an investment piece for sure.
This is a staple at the moment bring out anything denim you have and use it in full swing. Keep the whites or the light washes just throw a sweater, duster coat or scarf around it during the autumn/winter months. Look for more double denim styles here .
Fun Fact: it will be freaking hot till October in my city and I will be craving to try these out for so long. Please comment and tell me your key pieces this fall/winter and check out and Like onFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterest .