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Sunday, 19 April 2015



ARRESTING EYES
 BEAUTY



“Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late”

I just wonder what would’ve happened if no eyeliner or kohl existed.  Can’t thank the beautiful Egyptians ladies enough for showing us a way to make our eyes look beautiful. And if I’m to admit, I can’t do a single day without kohl or eyeliner. There are quite a lot looks one can create using a black liner. I'm doing this post so I can look at it every morning and do something new with my eyes everyday before I rush out. 




My two favorite products are the Maybelline Colossal Liner that the people at Maybelline recently sent me and the L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique that I've been using for quite a few months now. The new Colossal liner is extremely fuss-free with a thin soft tip to create the perfect wing and dries the moment you apply it. I also love to experiment with as many colors available with Oriflame, Lakme and Maybelline being my go-to options.



I still struggle to draw identical wings on my eyes but someday. Hopefully I’ll be able to master it someday.



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I DRESS FOR THE APPLAUSE


Saturday, 11 April 2015

KATE MOSS
STYLE 101




















                                                           




She is a super model, designer and one of the biggest style icons in the world. For all those who follow my page, I’m sure you know how frequently I share pictures of this beauty for I can never get enough of her. Apart from being the face of many fashion brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Rimmel, and Burberry, Kate Moss also designed her first collection for Topshop.com. With her chiseled face, beautiful lips and stunning body type, she rocks every outfit she wears. Her personal style is more of the 90’s grunge with messy hair and barely there makeup. She is mostly seen wearing leather jackets, denim cutoffs, tees, skinny jeans, stockings, hats, street jewelry and amazingly hot boots. 
 I could only share so many pictures of this diva in this blogpost for now.  Hope you all loved these.

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Monday, 6 April 2015

         
     JUST ABOUT RIGHT
    STYLE 101


I was asked to do this post months back on what you beautiful ladies on the heavier side must avoid wearing to look slim. I'm so sorry for being li’l late on this. But like they say - better late than never. Here comes the post dedicated to all those lovelies who requested.

Following are the things to keep in mind:

1.Bold prints: Heavy prints like big polka dots, animal prints or anything that has a print near the bust or your belly will make you appear wider and make the whole look go wrong. If you're a fan of prints, go for smaller and delicate ones like this.


2.High necklines: High necklines will make your upper body look a lot heavier than it actually is. Opt for sharp cut V-necklines to create a fitted look. If you like to wear high necklines, go sleeveless to balance out the look.


3.Sleeves:  Puff sleeves, bell sleeves or the ones that end just above your elbow make you arms look big. Opt for sleeveless or well fitted full sleeves/mega sleeves to give your outfit a tailored appearance. 

4.Ill fitted garments- Ill fitted clothes will only make you look hefty. Always get your outfits altered if they don't fit well. Never go for outfits that are too tight for you. Fit is important.

5. Shiny fabric: Silk, satin and sequin reflect light and you'll end up looking out of proportion, especially if you are going to be photographed at a wedding or a party. If you love wearing sarees, avoid broad borders completely. Opt for slimmer ones.

6.Horizontal stripes: This is one of the most common mistakes that people on the higher side make. All those ladies who love these, I'm so sorry to break your heart. Horizontal stripes make your body look extremely broad. You can instead go for vertical stripes that gives a slimmer appearance.


7.Colors: Blacks and blues are your best friends if you're on the higher side. Even if you're not, these are must haves in a wardrobe. They'll make you look slim, smart and elegant.


8.Layer Up: This is the best way to create an illusion of a slimmer frame. Invest in well fitted dark colored blazers, cardigans. They work well in any season.                   



Like Coco Chanel said “Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions”.

No matter how curvy you are, get the proportions right. Research online, try different clothes to see what works for you. There's something out there for every body type. Just takes a li'l hardwork to find what fits, but it's totally worth it. Love your body and stay healthy.

Hope this post helps to an extent. Let me know how you liked it by commenting below. 

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Love,
Naznin
         I DRESS FOR THE APPLAUSE

Sunday, 5 April 2015

METAMORPHOSIS
 REVIEW PART 2| L'Oréal Paris


The year has been grueling so far and I got a bit delayed in sharing Part-2 of this review describing my first experience with the Skin Perfect Range by L'Oréal Paris. For all those who missed out reading Part 1 of my review, you can check out the post here. Talking about my skincare routine, I’ve been very regimental with keeping my skin clean and never go to bed without taking off my makeup. Be it only a trace of kohl or a soft pink shade on lips, I just do not allow it to sit on my skin at night. I do make a point to use an eye and lip makeup remover everyday and cleanse my skin with damp cotton and a creamy cleanser. Post that I wash my face off with a homemade scrub or a facewash. Though I love my dusky skin tone and have never tried any whitening or anti-aging creams, running errands all day in the scorching sun, stress and pollution did affect the healthy glow in my skin making it look dull. It is a fact in today’s time that even a 20 something needs a customized skin care range to counter these aging signs.

When L'Oréal Paris India sent me their Skin Perfect range, I was a little skeptical about trying this since I'm not very fond of anti-aging whitening creams and prefer using serums and sunscreen. However, I tried the Anti-Imperfections+ Whitening Cream (for Age 20+) after washing my face with the Whitening Facial Foam (for Age 20+). The facewash did a pretty good job in lifting away the impurities from my skin making it look fresh and clean. The cream just seeped into my skin like a dream as soon as I applied it, leaving it soft and oil-free unlike other products that make your skin look oily the moment you step out in the sun. The facewash and the cream smell like flowers on your skin and the sun protection it offers is another reason why I liked it as one doesn’t need to apply sunscreen additionally. This was my first experience with a product like this and I’m quite happy with it and definitely going to continue using it.  If you have tried the product, do let me know how you felt after using it. I would love to know.

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015


BUTTERFLIES
STYLE 101
















When it comes to experimenting with fashion, I’m a true Gemini who doesn’t shy away from trying new things. For me, everyday has it's own mood and I've never been a fan of monotony. I dress up like a girly girl one day and get out wearing a men's shirt and old ripped denims the next day. I mean..there are a whole lot of things in fashion to insanely fall in love with and my fondness for it only grows everyday. However,this post specifically features my liking for bandanas and head scarves. I’ve been wearing them to work, college, shopping and vacations and simply love how they bring in a bohemian vibe to an otherwise plain look. One can wear them with Tees, maxi dresses, shirt dresses, bikinis and almost everything.  So while I go shopping for some new ones in interesting prints and pretty colors for this season (which I hope to share in my future fashion stories), enjoy these looks and let me know if you tried any. 

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