Styling Jutti with Pagrakhi

Styling Jutti with Pagrakhi

Hello Ladies,

Procrastinating, sometimes, does wonders. It was during my random procrastination sessions, I found this new brand Pagrakhi that sells really beautiful jutti's at affordable rates. I was convinced I wanted my readers to know about this brand, and here I am with my very first collaboration! So I ordered my favourite pair and now I am going to show you how I styled them.

 

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I've paired a plain white top with a blue and white Kalamkari Skirt and have worn a blue -coloured layered necklace over it. The look is versatile and makes for a great pair to wear at college and stay at the top of your fashion game!

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Priced at Rs. 600, the back open jutti is really comfortable to wear. The sole is well-cushioned, not something you usually see in Jutti's, making it a great choice for daily wear. This colourful piece is very versatile and you can wear it with any outfit, ethnic or western, without a second thought. The beautiful embroidery gives this pair a rich look. One drawback is that the absence of rubber at the bottom makes it vulnerable to slippery surfaces. You have to be very careful while walking on slippery grounds.

Here are a few more pictures!

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This is fashion without burning a hole in your pocket!

To see how I style it with my western outfits, keep an eye on my Instagram.

All my followers can get their shipping waived off on their purchases for the next 72 hours! Just go to their Instagram page: @pagrakhi, select a design for yourself, DM them with your selected pair and use the code "Pagrakhi". So hurry!!

 

Thank you Toise, for these pictures! She's an amazing makeup artist too! Check out her page on insta: @toise_thomas

Thank you for reading! Tell me how you liked it in the comments below!

\Until next time 🙂

 

 

Sugar eyeliner review

Sugar eyeliner review

DISCLAIMER: This post is going to be longer than usual because I have a fun story to share!

It’s crazy how one swipe of an eyeliner can change your entire look and decide how your eyes appear and this is why it is really important to find a good and a durable liner. For this post I have decided to review the ‘Eye told you so!’ smudge proof eyeliner in the shade Black Swan-01 by Sugar Cosmetics.

Before I get to the review, I want to share my I-got-really-lucky story about how I got my hands on the Sugar Liner. So I had placed my order for The Big Bang Berry vivid matte lipstick with sugar in May last year.  Around that time Sugar wasn’t as big a brand as it is today and it reckon it maintained a very limited stock. After placing my order, much to my delight, the lipstick stock got over and I received an e-mail that said the order could be delivered only after two months now, that is in July.  With that message, came a deal- They gave me two options:

  1. To cancel my order.
  2. To wait for my order to be delivered in July and select either their Kajal or Liner as a compensation for the delay.

I obviously went for the second option because, number one, I wasn’t in any hurry to recieve the lipstick and number two, WHO DOES NOT LOVE FREE STUFF? In July, 2016 i recieved a ‘Big bang berry’ vivid matte lipstick and an ‘Eye told you so!’ eyeliner just for Rs.549 (549 because 10% off on first order XD)! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Now coming to the review, let’s start with the packaging. To be very honest, packaging was the very reason I decided to buy sugar. I happened to land on it’s website through their online promotions and I loved the packaging so much that i just couldn’t resist- the beautiful graphic print and the sorted website got me! I usually do budget shopping, so buying a lipstick worth Rs.600 isn’t something I would consciouslly do. I did not go through any reviews and blindly placed the order JUST for the packaging. The liner comes in a sleek black container and is air-tight making it travel friendly with an outer digital print cardboard box pack that oozes class. Sugar surely has understood the Jo-dikhta-hai-vo-bikta-hai mantra very well.


It is a highly pigmented, smudgeproof, jet black liquid liner, dries matte within seconds. The consistency of the liquid is just right and moves smoothly onto the eyelids without any clogs or patches. Just one stroke is enough to define the eyes well. It stays for good 5-6 hours (invalidating Sugars’ 24-hour stay claim), if untouched,then starts coming off from the inner corners of the eyes.


One thing that I love about the liner is the applicator. The wand is of just the right length and has a sponge brush that picks the right amout of product. It’s pointed at the end and gradually thickens that makes applying the thinnest and the thickest line a cakewalk. A great option for beginners to go for.


The liner is not waterproof and comes off very easily. You can even rub it off with your finger. If you’re looking for a liner that doesn’t come off easily, then this isn’t for you.

Pros:

  1. Great Consistency.
  2. Air-tight packaging; hence, does not dry even after a year.
  3. Precise applicator making it great for beginners.
  4. Delivers the quality for price.
  5. Attractive and travel friendly packaging.
  6. Highly pigmented.
  7. Dries quickly.
  8. Smudge-proof

Cons:

  1. Not waterproof
  2. Does not stand the 24-hour stay claim.
  3. Comes off very easily; You can rub it off with your bare, dry finger only.

This is all about the Sugar ‘Eye told you so’ eyeliner. Do share your views on the review or experience with the liner in the comments below.

 

 

 

What’s trending?

For this week’s post I decided to put in place everything’s that trending and is a rage in the vogue nation! I’ll be posting pictures of my favourite looks by top bloggers slaying the trend! Read on to find out what they are.

1. Fishnet Tights

This trend spread like wild fire man! I love how you can pair these with just ANYTHING and slay!

 

Santoshi Shetty
2. Corset belts

 

These help you add the style quotient to an otherwise boring outfit!

 

Juhi Godambe
The KN Clan
3. Off-shoulders

 

Off-Shoulders have been a rage for quite some time now and I don’t see the trend dying anytime soon!

 

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4. Shirt Dresses

 

They’re stylish, super comfortable and complement all body types! They’re a wardrobe staple!

 

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5. Army prints/ Khakee Colour

 

Now this is a trend that I’m personally in love with. There’s so much to experiment with this!

 

Miss Style Fiesta

 

 

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6. Sneakers

 

They give you comfort and add the required style statement ! What else do you need?

 

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7. Nerdy Glasses

 

Getting the 80’s back, these glasses are sure to make heads turn!

 

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That Boho Girl
8. Bell sleeves

 

I just love the feel of bell sleeves! I’d let the pictures do the talking for these!

 

The KN Clan

9. Transparent Strapped footwear

 

Classy is the word for these! Pair them with just about anything and add the class to any basic outfit. These can literally save the day!

 

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10. Patch work/ Thread work

These look super cute and you can do a lot of experiments with these! Grab an old pair of jeans, do embroidery on it, or just stitch a patch of mickey on it and give it a whole new look!

 

That Boho Girl
Juhi Godambe
 

That’s about it from my side! If there’s anything that you’d like to add, do it in the comments below! 

ColourPop Lipstick Review

Hello Ladies!

This week I am back with the review of my most favourite product-LIPSTICK! and that too Colourpop!! I am a lipstick junkie and a sucker for matte lipsticks and when I landed on colourpop’s website I just couldn’t resist. Selecting 3 out of all their gorgeous shades was indeed a task (How I wish I could have them all)! Also, how could I forget the endless convincing that it took to order these beauties 😀

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IMG_6547.JPGI ordered three shades- Time Square, Tulle and Bumble and they come in the standard colourpop packaging. It has a really long doe foot wand which makes it a tad bit difficult to precisely apply the lipstick but the applicator is quite comfortable.

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True to its name, the lipstick is extremely matte and drying. If you hate lipsticks that dry your lips then this ain’t for you. The formula is lightweight and very well pigmented. It does not feel heavy on the lips at all. The lipstick dries really quickly(within 15-20 secs) so you gotta work real fast with it.

 

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Swatches from top to bottom. 1. Times Square 2. Tulle 3. Bumble 4. Bad habit

I do not suggest layering it up once it dries since it gets flaky and peels off.  Do whatever blending and layering of different lipsticks you want to while it’s wet. Also, it’s really important to prep the lips before applying the lipstick to prevent drying and peeling off of skin. Exfoliate your lips and apply a thick layer of moisturiser or Vaseline petroleum jelly and let it settle for a while before painting your lips.

The staying power of the lipstick is very good and it is non-transferable. It stays for a good 6-8 hours and wears off a bit on the inside if you eat or drink. This liquid lipstick is a great deal at 6 USD and is available on colourpop’s official website. The international orders might be a bit expensive since customs in India are really a pain. I’d suggest you get someone staying in the USA order it for you and get it when they come.

Pros:

  1. Lightweight.
  2. Amazing quality at a cheap rate.
  3. Dries quickly.
  4. Extremely matte.
  5. Very well pigmented.
  6. Long Staying power.

Cons:

  1. Drying.
  2. Wand too long. (A very minute thing)
  3. Gets flaky and peels off if another coat is applied after the lipstick dries.
  4. Customs can make it expensive. (For International orders only)

You can purchase the lipsticks from here.

So that’s about it for the colourpop review. Tell me how you liked it in the comments below!

The Blushed Nudes Palette Review

The Blushed Nudes Palette Review

Hello Ladies! 

How are you all spending your summer? I am working on the next few blog posts! For this post, I am going to review The maybelline blushed nudes eyeshadow palette. This palette created quite a stir and was an instant hit! Thanks to its predecessor, The Nudes Eyeshadow palette. 


Priced at ₹ 899 this palette has 12 beautiful rose gold infused shades with a choice of both, matte and shimmer look for the eyes. Ranging from both cool to mid toned shades, this palette looks absolutely natural on any skin tone. The 12 colour options easily enable you to switch from the soft girl next door look to that bold, sultry look. 

The best part about the palette is that it’s extremely beneficial for beginners as it comes with a guide as to how to go about the application. This comes in handy if you have no clue as to how to apply an eye-shadow.  


One major drawback of this product is that it is not sufficiently pigmented. Only the bottom 2 shades on the right corner have the right amount of pigmentation. Rest of the shades require a lot layering or application of an eye-primer or a concealer for the colours to truly stand out. If not backed by these three measures, the shades are barely visible. Also, the palette comes without a mirror facility which means if you’re travelling or getting ready away from the comfort of your home, you need to carry a mirror separately.

Now let’s talk about the packaging a bit. I absolutely adore the packaging. It’s a beautiful rose gold coloured palette (standing true to the name) that is sleek and travel friendly. It comes with an eye shadow brush, closes real tight, so you can just throw it in your bag without any worries of the product spoiling. 😉 You can easily carry it just about anywhere due to its sleek design. 

Pros:

1. A great deal at ₹899 for 12 shades.

2. Can easily experiment with different types of looks.

3. Travel friendly.

3. Will suit all skin tones.

4. Comes with an application guide.

5. Affordable.

6. Smooth Application.

Cons:

1. Not very pigmented.

2. Requires a lot of layering, use of concealer or eye primer for the colours to truly show up.

3. Comes without a mirror. 

4. Gets chalky.

I’d give it a 3/5.

That’s about it folks! Tell me how has the review helped you in the comments below. Thanks and see you next week. 

If you wish to purchase it, Nykaa has an amazing sale going on right now! Click here to buy it at 20% off! 

Maybelline Barbie Mascara Review

Maybelline Barbie Mascara Review

Salaam Ladies!

I am back with another review this week which is a makeup must have- a mascara! Your eye makeup is incomplete unless your lashes are at least once brushed by this magic wand. While doing eye makeup, mascara is unmissable, you can let go off the liner for once but not the mascara. It opens up the eyes and brightens up the face. In this post, I will be reviewing the Maybelline Magnum Barbie Mascara. I have been using this for over a month now and I am quite impressed by the product.


I am in love with the packaging! Going by the name the packaging obviously has to look bright and cute akin a barbie. It comes in a bright yellow tube with a glossy pink cap. The cap is airtight and hence, leak proof. The product is priced at Rs. 399.


It has a curvy wand with dense bristles. The curve enables the wand to cover up even the tiniest of lashes and the dense bristles help in building volume. The mascara adds great length to the lashes and gives a considerable volume. The mascara is available in only one colour- Jet Black and has a creamy texture. It dries super fast and clumps the lashes if more than two coats are applied. The application is a bit messy as it leaves black speckles on the eyelids and below the waterline.


As per the claims, the product is waterproof and stays for long. It does not come off easily and is almost impossible to remove without an oil based cleanser. You require a good oil-based cleanser to get this off your lashes (I personally use coconut oil to remove my makeup and it comes off easily).


Pros:

  1. Adds good length and considerable volume.
  2. Curvy wand reaches the corners of the eyes covering the tiniest of lashes.
  3. Waterproof and long lasting
  4. Dries quickly.
  5. Gives a solid jet black look and opens up the eyes.
  6. Cute Packaging 😉

Cons:

  1. Does not come off easily.
  2. Clumps the lashes after 2 coats.
  3. Starts flaking.
  4. Messy application.

This mascara is available on nykaa at 20% discount! Grab it before it goes!!

My favourite matte M.A.C. Lipsticks

Hey guys!! M.A.C. is on Nyka and I couldn’t be more excitedddd! I’m a sucker for lipsticks, especially bold matte shades! Now that M.A.C. is on nyka I’ve put together 15 shades out of 30-ish shades of matte lipsticks suitable for the Indian skin tone(’twas a tough time selecting these)! I’m not a fan of orange lipsticks or lipsticks with orange undertones, so you won’t find any lipstick with an orange pigmentation in this list. I’ve carefully selected them going through innumerable swatch videos of each lipstick available on nyka to make sure that every lipstick I mention here complements the Indian skin tone well.

1. Ruby Woo

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2. Runway Hit

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3. Chili

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4. Whirl

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5. Pink Pigeon

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6.Steady Going

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7. Diva

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8. Taupe

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9. Instigator

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10. Sin

sin

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11. Russian Red

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12. Please me

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13. Smoked Purple

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14. Studded Kiss

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15. Honey Love

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16. Viva Glam 1

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So this ends my list! Hope you liked the post 🙂

P.S.- Looks like a few of them aren’t available on Nyka at the moment. Add it to your wishlist or leave your e-mail for nyka to notify you!