Monday, 23 February 2015

Oscars 2015: Best Dressed


These outfits and ladies from the Oscars 2015 red carpet took our breath away ;)
Take a look.

 Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab
 Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace
 Emma Stone in Elie Saab
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy


Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein

Images- Getty 

Indian Skin & Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation : My Thoughts







I am beginning this blog post with a disclaimer that I am not a makeup artist neither an expert; as mentioned in a previous post I am starting a new make up journey and after getting my Real Techniques brushes together, I went for the ever popular Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation.

Now, it is a bit of a struggle matching foundations & concealers here in the UK if you have warm/ olive toned skin! Is it just me or its very overwhelming selecting the right shade? Let me know! Anyhow, I went for the shade 200 soft beige and I think it's a pretty decent match.

I am not a full coverage kinda gal so this works for me - light to medium coverage that you can build up. I use about 1 & a half pump, then buff it in with my Real techniques buffing brush. The trick is to take your time with the buffing.

SPF 15 makes it ideal for day time wear. The foundation has tiny flecks of subtle shimmer that don't really show up in photographs. And I really love the brightening and illuminating effect this has on the skin.

Pros
Budget buy
SPF 15
Buildable
Light to medium coverage
Radiant glow

Cons
Limited shades available if you are medium to warm toned
Not Full coverage- If full coverage is what you desire then you have to slather on a lot of the product which in my opinion is never a good idea.

Happy styling xo




Thursday, 12 February 2015

Valentine's Day (Late) Gift Guide- India Edition




For some insane reason you are still not sorted for Valentines Day, head over to Shahpurjat and visit the jewellery store Nimai. With multiple jewellery brands such as Suhani Pittie, Prerto, Bangdar Sarali and Dohra under one roof, you are bound to find a spectacular jewel for the special one. 


Nimai 
Shahpurjat, New Delhi 
+91 11 64300113
 Prerto
 Dohra
 Bangdar Sarali
 Suhani Pittie


A girl can never have too many accessories! Another designer who does stunning statement jewellery with the most gorgeous stones is Samiksha Mehra of Pink Basket. Book an appointment now or check for same day delivery options.

Pink Basket
6A, Shahpurjat
New Delhi
+91-9819819223 / +91-9899165328






If you are really pressed on time then a quick trip to Forest Essentials or Kiehl's or L'occitane  could save the day!






Happy Valentines Day xx

Valentines Day (Late) Gift Guide- UK Edition

The thing about Valentine's Day is that we all cringe and crib about how silly the whole deal is but two days before the infamous love day, most start panicking about what gifts to get.

So we put together some gift ideas that you might fancy. Here we go!


Luxury Skincare


In with the whole V Day theme, you could explore the Red Roses Collection over at Jo Malone. It won't get better than Jo Malone and thats a promise.



Personalised Gifts

If you are looking at some utterly cute & quirky customised jewellery or home decor stuff, get on to notonthehighstreet.com and you will have plenty of choice. Just to give you an idea of whats in store for you, we have linked personalised wine glasses and a charm necklace from the website.

Personalised wine glasses



Personalised charm & arrow neckpiece

Naughty Gifts

Surprise him or her with a naughty gift from the Fifty Shades of Grey: The Official Pleasure Collection available on Lovehoney.
Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection 


Kate Spade Bags

Just like most other women, we are huge Kate Spade fans. If we get a Kate Spade anything as a gift, we will be over the moon. Here are our top 3 picks for Valentines.


If your lady love is a party girl, she might fancy the wink clutch.



Love Birds Wink Clutch

If she's a living-on-the-edge fashionista, this tote might just be for her! Beware though this design is not for the faint hearted ;)

Love Birds Heart Tote

If your girl likes classic designs go for the Cedar Street Joyce bag. It is not a typical red, so definitely not a cliche.

Cedar Street Joyce Bag in Cabaret Pink


Fragrant Luxury Candles

Luxurious candles are always a winner. Always! So this one is kinda like a no brainer really.

Loving candle by Bella Freud


Truffles


2015 is the year of health, fitness and well being. Gift her the organic & dairy free Booja-Booja hazelnut truffles for Valentine's Day and they come in a gorgeous handcrafted presentation box! What's not to love?

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles by Booja Booja

Let us know if you found this post helpful or if you have any smashing gift ideas for Valentine's Day, we are all ears.

Happy Valentine's Day xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Camel Duster Coat

It's all about that coat, bout that coat...

Nothing shouts street style the way a maxi statement duster coat does. Slouchy duster coasts have had a major moment this season and this beauty is a fairly recent buy from a store called Minx in Enfield, England. Unfortunately, they don't have it website :(

I absolutely love the fact that it is camel or beige and pretty much goes with everything! For this look I wanted my coat to be the focal point so I have left everything else black or navy.

Though it is not uber warm, it does the job and rather stylishly. 


















Duster coat- Minx
Sweater/Jumper/Pullover- Zara
Denims- It's My Life Jeans Co
Bag- Dune
Boots- New Look
Watch- Guess
Serpent bracelet- Chic Accessorizer
Rings- H&M
Neckpiece- F21
Hat- H&M

Images- Devika Raizada

Happy Styling xo

Monday, 9 February 2015

Best Dressed At Grammys 2015

Here's our round up of the best dressed female celebrities at the Grammys last night. Take a look!

 Taylor Swift in Elie Saab
 Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace
 Beyonce in Proenza Schouler
 Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Couture
Anna Kendrick in Band of Outsiders

Images- Getty 

Massive Kiko Milano Sale



On friday afternoon as I was out and about in Central London (a very rare occurance), I found my way to the Kiko Milano Regent Street store and was pleasantly surprised. Kiko is already an affordable quality makeup & skincare brand but a further rather generous discount makes the deal many times sweeter.

On my way to meet a friend and pressed on time, I literally had 5 minutes in the store! But these palettes instantly caught my eye and I picked up the Street Glam Eyeshadow & Eyeliner  Palette 02 for £5 down from £14.90. I mean look at these colours they are just so damn pretty. The first impression is very good - I love the sleek packaging and a full mirror inside is always useful. I've only used the black bit to line my eyes and I really like the smoky-smudged finished effect.

I think I m definitely going to make another trip to the store or just head on to their website to place an online order while the sale lasts!

I will do a review on this soon but today I am just enjoying this pretty palette view on my dressing table! Happy styling xo






Friday, 6 February 2015

Phytorelax Laboratories Olio di Argan Exfoliating Body Scrub: Review




Its peak winter and my skin suffers from extreme dryness to the extent that I need to really oil (yes OIL) or slather on dollops of moisturiser all over more than twice a day.

I was looking for a weekly bath time treat product when I stumbled across this Phytorelax scrub at my local TK Maxx.

The scrub is AMAZING for various reasons. First of all, it doesn't feel like you are putting on any chemical/plastic/cosmetic elements; feels like goodness straight from the lap of nature.



It's all things soothing, calming and relaxing rolled into one. Loaded with sea salt, argan oil, sweet almond and thyme oil amongst other ingredients; it smells really fresh. I can go without moisturising my skin for a whole day after using this scrub. And that is BIG!

If you have oily skin, this might be too much for you but if you suffer from extreme dry spells, this product is wonderful. Also, the scrub is so rich it can make the surface of your bath slippery so you ought to be careful.

It comes with a teeny tiny spatula meant for mixing the salt with oil before scrubbing. However, I find it rather useless; I prefer digging in with my hands instead.



If you can get your hands on this product, I would totally recommend it!