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Major trend alert: Fishnets & Denim

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5/21/17
Hey, my lovely fashionistas! Did you ever stop and notice how the 90s trends are making a huge comeback this season? Let’s refresh some of the 90s trends, shall we? Metallic apparel & accessories, chokers, animal prints, wide legged denims, ripped denims, overalls, crop tops, co-ords are few of the trends that were widely popular in the 90s and they’re now back for good! The perfect mix of the modern 90s grunge is what we call fishnet + denim or fishnet + jeans trend. What is that, you may ask? It is simply wearing fishnet stockings underneath ripped denim. But why fishnet? Well, because it adds an interesting edge to an otherwise dull tee and denim outfit.
Popularised by reality star and fashion model, Kendall Jenner, who throughout her stay in Paris for Fashion week swayed fashionistas everywhere with her effortless pairing of an oversized crop sweater, denim and of course, fishnet stockings. Originally it was meant to be a winter trend, but people all over the world loved it so much, it pretty much has continued to dominate the street style in spring as well. And the it has definitely taken on all different forms, with fishnet being paired under boho dresses, t shirt dresses, slip dresses, high waist denim, shorts, skirts etc. the list is endless! Since this trend is still going strong this season, retailers and fashion houses can now be seen having a variety of colours in fishnet stockings or even fishnet ankle length socks.
Hence, I have decided to give this trend a try and see how it looks with a basic tee and moderately ripped jeans. And since this look is a bit grungy, we decided to do the shoot outdoors, in a completely different location. You will understand what I am talking about once you see the snaps. In this look, I’ve worn a tee with sushi printed all over & paired it with fishnet stockings and denim. I’ve also accessorized this look with a pair of black sunnies, a backpack and white sneakers. Hope you like the look and let me know will you be donning this trend anytime soon?


Top- Forever21 (similar here, here and for the pizza lovers here)
Fishnet Stockings- Forever21 
Ripped Denim- Deal Jeans (similar here)
Sunglasses- Forever21 (similar here)
Backpack- 20Dresses (similar here)

A striped affair

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5/13/17
Hey, lovelies! How is it going? According to 2017 trend reports, Stripes will be a huge part of spring summer trends. Taking cue from popular blue and white striped men’s shirts, designers have now made their own versions by incorporating them into women’s wear. Which is why, you will be seeing a lot of variation of the shirt in the form of striped skirts, off the shoulder tops (OTS, for short), and even dresses. All made from the same fabric, it may seem. But all these variations look so good, so why not give it a try?
The shirt is very versatile, you can pair it with white formal pants and it will look equally good if you pair it with distressed denim jeans. Wear it for work and continue wearing it for an evening dinner, it is quite multipurpose. There is something so chic about the stripes that make it wearable with multiple outfits; one should only know how to style it well.  That is why everyone is wearing it these days! Have you caught on to this trend yet? I sure have!
I searched high and low for a similar shirt in most popular retail stores, but I couldn’t find it anywhere as most stores still had sale stock till last month. Until one day, I was walking around checking out a newly opened Forever21 outlet and there it was! A blue and white striped OTS top, that too with fan sleeves, it was just what I was looking for. And only 3 pieces were left in the style! So I absolutely had to get it. But don’t worry, now, 3 weeks after my purchase, I find almost one third of the Zara stores filled with beautiful and unique variations of the blue and white striped top.
The top I’ve bought has a lot of detailing in it. It is an off the shoulder top with blue and white stripes, huge flared sleeves, which are called “fan sleeves” & have bows at the shoulder. It’s certainly a bang for your buck! I honestly have seen a lot of gorgeous girls out there wearing it with white pants (which, no brainer suits it perfectly!), but the fashionista in me wanted to add a little drama, a little pop of colour to my outfit. So I paired the OTS top with ripped denim shorts, a colourful tassled choker necklace & pom-pom tie up sandals. Have a look below, and tell me can you feel the summer vibes in my outfit?

Striped OTS shirt- Forever21
Ripped denim shorts- Boohoo on ASOS.com
Tassled choker necklace- Splash
Pom-pom tie up sandals- Zebba on Koovs.com

What’s NEW? Makeup Revolution New-trals VS Neutrals palette review, swatches & look

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4/30/17
New-trals VS Neutrals palette
New-Trals are the new NEUTRALS. Upgrade your new natural eye looks with the new generation of natural shades. 
Available at Nykaa // Amazon // Jabong

How’s it going, my sweet buttercups? Today’s post is a review on one of the drugstore eyeshadow palettes from one of the most affordable brands in makeup- Makeup Revolution London. I was in need of an eyeshadow palette which had a good selection in warm tones and I was so glad I could find this! The palette is almost always sold out online and I had to wait for Nykaa to notify me when it came back in stock so I could get my hands on one!
New-trals VS Neutrals palette consists of 16 shades of eye shadows & has a mix of matte, shimmery and slightly shimmery options. The palette itself is made of plastic & has a black matte lid and a glossy case which contains the eyeshadows. There is also a double ended eyeshadow brush that comes in the palette, which is mentioned in the (outer) packaging.

Let’s move on to the shades, shall we? Starting from the top row on the palette:
1.       Bias: It’s a pearl white colour, perfect for the brow area and can also be used in the inner corner.
2.       Neutral: The name says it all; it’s a flat out matte beige shade with a mauve tone to it.
3.       Personal: A shimmery peach shade, perfect for a day time look on the lid.
4.       Vogue: It’s another shimmer shade in a coral tone. Looks pretty in itself & when blended with Personal.
5.       Trend: It’s a matte shade in a burnt orange tone. One of my favourite shades in the palette.
6.       New-tral: Is a mute red colour with slight shimmer.
7.       Tone: A dark red matte shade. Love this colour too.
8.       Custom: It’s also a matte brown shade which has a grey undertone.
9.       Cool: It’s a matte counterpart of Bias shade. Off white in colour.
10.   Style: Light pink shade, very shimmery and I love to use it by spraying my brush with Makeup Revolution’s setting spray before applying it to my lid.
11.   Partial: Pink shimmery shade. It is one of my favourite shimmer shade in this palette.
12.   Mode: Beautiful golden shade. One of the best shimmers in this palette & I always use it by spraying my brush with Makeup Revolution’s setting spray before applying it to my lid.
13.   Adapt: It’s a mauve brown shade but it looks grey when applied to the lid. It’s a matte shade.
14.   Buff: A taupe shade in shimmer. However, the shimmer is toned down in this one.
15.   Suit: It’s a grey shade with slight shimmers.
16.   Strong: It is a dark brown slightly shimery shade with a bit of grey added to it. Really great to give that smokey look.

 Now that you know what kind of shades the palette has to offer, let’s look at a list of pros & cons to understand if the palette is really worth having in your vanity.
Pros:
Very affordable.
Wide selection of shades- both matte & shimmery.
Can be used to create day, night & party looks.
 Pigmentation is good in most shades.
Almost no fallout.
Perfect for Indian skin tone
Cons:
The eye shadow doesn’t last long without a primer.
 Not easily available online in India.

Close-up of the look. I have used Tone & Trend for the crease, Custom & Strong for the outer corner, Mode for the centre of the lid, Bias for the inner corner & the brow area :
 Here's what the palette looks like, when opened:
The eyeshadow shades along with the double ended brush:
Swatches of some of the shades:

I hope you liked my review on New-trals VS Neutrals palette by Makeup Revolution. If you have any further questions regarding the palette, feel free to ask them in the comments section below. 
Till then, stay happy my loves!
XO,
Pranita.

Haute Tropic

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4/22/17

Hey, loves! Hope your week’s going well. Summer has  finally set in, with temperatures rising at incredible speed. So I encourage all fashionistas to bring out those crop tops, shorts and skirts because things are going to get real haute here(pun intended)!
In case you haven't guessed, today's ​post is featuring a cute crop top in tropical print. I simply adore tropical prints as they instantly add a fresh look to any outfit. And they are a style must have for summer season. So are crop tops. But when it comes to crop tops, people always seem to need a little bit of encouragement. There is a notion amongst people that for some reason, crop tops can only be worn if you have a flat stomach. And that is so not true. And hopefully today's post should bust that myth.
The crop top I'm wearing is white in colour with cut outs at the waist area and it has tropical prints as well. The prints were the first thing that caught my eye as I was shopping around at the Forever21 store.and since the top is in white, I thought of pairing it with white skinny jeans to add to the look. I also accessorized my look with a pair of dangling earrings, a black hat and a black sling bag. I wore strappy black wedge heels to complete this look. Have a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think about this summer look!

Crop top- Forever21
Skinny Jeans- Marks & Spencers
Hat- Forever21
Sling bag- Baggit
Strappy sandals- Forever21

Are they real? Benefit They're Real Mascara Review

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4/15/17
Benefit They're Real Mascara
A jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look. This breakthrough bestseller reveals lashes you never knew you had!
Available at Amazon // Flipkart

Hey, beauties! How has the week been for you guys? I've been wanting to something different on my blog for quite some time now, something that I love learning about and discovering new things in. And that is beauty blogging. I'm an avid makeup fanatic, which is primarily because of my artistic flair. Hence, today's post is going to be a review about the one makeup product that adore- mascara!
I had been hunting for a good mascara ever since my L'Oréal one had dried up. The only problem was that I really wanted something which was travel friendly. And I'm so glad Sephora India has the perfect mascara for my needs- Benefit They're Real! Mascara Deluxe Travel Size. The entire bottle is 3 inches in length so you can stash it in your purse for a quick fix. It's also washable and smudgeproof, which I'm happy with. But the main feature of this mascara is how dramatic it makes your lashes look- almost as if you've put falsies! Have a look at the pictures below and check it out!

Pros:
Travel friendly and good packaging.
Wand is really good
Volumises and lengthens
Easy to wash off

Cons:
Pricing is on higher side
Not available easily

Opinion:
I think it's a really good product, perfect for those who do not want the hassle of false lashes. I love it!  



My eyes without the mascara:
One lash with one coat of the the mascara:
Both lashes with the mascara:
I also clicked a close-up of the lashes one day with my phone camera after coating it multiple times, the effect is super dramatic:
Here's what the packaging of the mascara looks like:
Here's a close up of the wand:

I hope you liked my review on the Benefit They're Real! Mascara. Please feel free to comment below which product you would like me to review next!
Till then, stay beautiful always!
XO!

Wild and wanted

on
4/8/17

It's the weekend, folks! And we all know what that means… wink, wink! At least for me, weekend means catching forty winks before Monday hits. It's ridiculous how two days can pass by so fast! Therefore, I'm planning to make the most of my time by doing something wild.

Just kidding!

It's summertime, which to many means it's time to ditch those winter jackets and hoodies. But is it, though? Not quite. Trend forecast predicts hooded sweatshirts as a style staple for summer season. More so the crop type, owing to the warm weather. Major retail brands like Forever21, H&M, Zara to name a few, are already stocked with a variety of cropped hooded sweatshirts. The best kind from this style are the ones with slogan on them. “No chill”, “bae”, “varsity” being the common theme for slogans.
But how does one style this trend as an everyday wear? Don't worry, I've got you covered. The sweatshirt which I've chosen to style today is the one I got from a new brand called Wild Child, launched by renowned designers Falguni and Shane Peacock. The collection is exclusively available at Shoppers Stop and houses a variety of affordable party wear and casual chic apparels. The hooded sweatshirt is white with the slogan “wild and wanted” printed on the sleeve. The best way to style a sweatshirt of any kind would be to wear it with a pair of leggings and sneakers, and that's how I've styled my look today. Have a look at the snaps below and let me know your thoughts on this trend.
Hoodies sweatshirt- Wild Child
Mesh leggings- Stalkbuylove.com
Backpack- Zara
Sneakers- Zara

Hello, Spring!

on
4/1/17
It’s finally that colourful time of the year which everyone loves- Spring! And what better way to welcome it than wearing your favourite spring time dresses? I’ve read somewhere that Spring is the nature’s way of saying “let’s party”! So, I’ve decided to bring out the brightest colours in my wardrobe to start it off with.
Off shoulder is still one trend that is currently dominating the runways and spring is the perfect time to wear it! Hence, the outfit I will be featuring in today’s post an off shoulder mini dress in blue. Let me tell you, blue is the most favoured colour of this season. Be it plain or plaid, gingham or stripes, blue is seen everywhere these days! And what makes blue so popular is that it can be easily paired with warm toned (summer) colours such as yellows, corals or pinks. Take a look at my outfit pictures to see what I’m talking about!


Dress- Ajio
Quilted mini purse- Forever21
Suede pink pumps- Vero Moda
I hope you liked this look. Feel free to comment what your favourite trend is to try out for spring and I will see you in my next post!
 Till then, dance among the flowers, because it’s spring!