Keeping Cool

Hello dear readers โค

It’s been a lazy couple of weeks, fitting the hot, lazy weather of Delhi.

Today I want to share a very casual yet chic outfit with you.ย It’s a cotton shirt and cigarette pants combination. Scroll below to see what makes it stand out ๐Ÿ™‚

Full outfit:

(didn’t feel the need for footwear as this was an indoor shoot ๐Ÿ˜› )

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This blue shirt is quite versatile. It looks like denim but is cotton!

White pants are a summer essential – in fact, I wear them all year round! This one is a straight fit pair. I try to avoid a skinny fit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I quite love the colour combination – blue and white with a touch of silver and crystals. Easy on the eyes and very refreshing on a hot day!

This bohemian statement necklace helps amp up the outfit and you can go from shopping to lunching in the same thing! ๐Ÿ˜€

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You can simply pair this outfit with flip flops or chappals while you run errands!

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The hair bun gives a very clean look and keeps me cool outdoors (I think I should accept that this is my favourite thing to do to my hair – no fuss! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

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Letting my hair down:

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A few extra shots ๐Ÿ™‚

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My favourite โค

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Thanks for checking out this post! Here’s my face again for youuuu ๐Ÿ˜›

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So what do you think about this post and outfit? Do let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time,

Love from Shruti xx

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Product Review: Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos (Pink Blush)

Hello dear readers! โค

Today I am back with a product review, and it’s from Lakme again ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wanted to try this product since long, so I thought I should review it for you guys too! It is the Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos in the Pink Blush shade.

I ordered it from Jabongย where it is priced at INR 600/- against the market price of INR 750/- !!

You can order it here ๐Ÿ˜€

The packaging is nothing fancy, and looks quite compact as seen below. It comes with a small applicator brush which can be travel-friendly only if you carry the whole box ๐Ÿ˜

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The brush has really fine hair and is smooth to the touch. But quite honestly, I found it too tiny to be held correctly ๐Ÿ˜ฆIMG_20151128_130934906

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Here comes the blush compact:

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Aren’t the colours simply beautiful? ๐Ÿ™‚

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So here goes the swatch:

Please note that I prepped my hand before applying the blush, so that the color pops. But I realised that the blush is quite pale and requires a number of strokes for the colour to build up.

Also, the texture of the blush product seems silky, almost like talc. But upon application, it feels chalky ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

First swatch taken inside the house:

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Second swatch taken in natural light:

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Here’s how it looked on me!

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I know what you’re thinking – where’s the blush?! ๐Ÿ˜›

But yes, I am wearing itย in this picture. It doesn’t play up well despite a number of applications. Andย I was afraid to add more strokes as I was beginning to look like a flamingo off-camera ๐Ÿ˜›

My Verdict:

This isn’t a great purchase. I might use it times of need, but I’d advise you to check out some other options too. Also, it wasn’t very visible on my complexion but it might suit fair ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time,

Shruti xx

Product Review: Lakme 9 to 5 Toffee Nexus Lipstick

Hey ladies!

Today after a long break, I am back with a product review ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s the Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade of Toffee Nexus (YUMMY NAME!)

I ordered it from Jabongย where it is priced at INR 360/- against the market price of INR 450/- !!

You can order it here ๐Ÿ˜€

The product comes packaged in a peachy pink card box, with silver lettering. Looks simple and elegant; I like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The lipstick has a rose goldย metallic body which looks rich and sophisticated. It is slightly rounded at the middle, giving it a cute chubby look ๐Ÿ˜€IMG_20151128_125739801

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Let’s take a look at the shade ๐Ÿ™‚IMG_20151128_130402071

This is how it looks on my inner arm. I findย it to be a very beautiful shade ๐Ÿ™‚
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The texture of this Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick is quite creamy, and it is well tinted. I have pigmented lips and I could see that the colour had built up well with the first swipe itself. The second coat helped to play up the colour better!

Now for the drawbacks – The lipstick has a medicine-like smell. But I’m not sure if that’s the case with the entire range, or just my lipstick :/ The smell diffuses after a minute of wearing the lipstick.

Secondly, I feel that this lipstick ย doesn’t have much staying power. Its creaminess makes it come off at the slightest contact with anything, be it a mug, straw, tissue etc. I liked the shade better, after blotting with a tissue ๐Ÿ˜›

This is how it looks on me (blotted):
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My Verdict:

Sooo, I did say that toffee Nexus is a beautiful shade of lip colour. BUT, I’m afraid that it doesn’t flatter my dusky complexion. The swatch looked pretty on my arm, but my face is darker in comparison.ย I’m sure it will look great on fairer complexions ๐Ÿ™‚

Nevertheless, Toffee Nexus will definitely be my go-to lipstick for a nude look ๐Ÿ˜€

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Giveaway Winner!

This post comes a little late, as I’ve been caught up with a lot of things lately. My apologies to all my lovely readers! :* โค

All those who followed me on Instagram will know that I announced the winner of the Kryolan giveaway on 1st July ๐Ÿ™‚

Ekta Murarka was the lucky lady who received the Kryolan hamper I had told you guys about ๐Ÿ˜‰

And she posted this super cute photo: (please ignore my handwriting ๐Ÿ˜› )

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I loved all the entries for the contest. Everyone had great answers about why they wanted to win the goodie bag! But don’t be disheartened if you didn’t win. There are MORE GIVEAWAYS coming soon! โค

Stay tuned for major awesomeness coming on my blog and Instagram. I’m REALLY excited about the upcoming posts!

Until the next post, keep dreaming โค

Shruti xo

Formal Lunch and Casual Hangout Outfit

Hey guys! โค

A few days back, I shared the Fresh Summer Lookย with you.ย Today, I’ll share details of the full outfit! ๐Ÿ™‚

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So for my makeup, I kept it light and fresh. I used a sunblock, covered it with compact and then started with the eye makeup. I used the basic chubby stick kajal from Lakme for my waterline, and a waterproof kajal from Revlon for my lids. I also used Maybelline‘s Hyper Curl Volum Express waterproof mascara on my lashes.

I wore my favourite red lip colour from TommyG cosmetics. They are a Greek brand and the product is AMAZING! The lip color has really high coverage. I have pigmented lips and they cover it up in just one swipe! You can apply 2 coats for a more vibrant colour. Itย also stays on for 5-6 hours easily without reapplication, WITH food and drinks!

The full outfit:

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I kept the accessories to a minimum. Wore small black stud earrings, a medallion necklace and a turquoise beaded bracelet. I kept my nails clean and fresh with just a clear polish โค

I kept a pair of reflective aviators handy as it was a sunny day ๐Ÿ™‚

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My top was a formal white one, with no embellishments or print. I paired it with plain black leggings and white, basket weave flats. I also carried a gunmetal grey hangbag ๐Ÿ™‚

This outfit can be worn to the office, especially on casual Fridays. It is also perfect for formal lunches, and as evening wear ifย you’d like to head out for drinks after work. If you’re not a fan of bright red lips, you can even rock this look with your favourite shade of pink or coral! So, what do you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

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