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Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream- Review and lip swatches

on
6/14/17
It’s not lipstick nor is it gloss. It’s like nothing that you have experienced before. It’s lipstick that goes on silky but looks soft matte.
Available at Amazon // Flipkart // Ebay

Alright, pals! As you may have guessed by the title, today’s post is going to be a beauty related post. Amongst all beauty products, lipsticks have to be my absolute favourite things! I’m a true believer in the term- Lipstick is always good idea. So much so, I’m always hoarding on them, any chance I get. On most days, I am in favour of some regular drugstore brands but every now and then, I like to explore and find out something new.
When it comes to lip products, it is okay to look for affordable options, but do so with caution. You can always check reviews online if you find a new product in the market which you want to try, so you will know if it’s safe to use or not. Moving on to today’s post, I am going to review a lipstick range which I totally adore, the Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream. I discovered them while I was shopping for makeup & skincare products at Beauty Palace in Crawford Market area, and I am obsessed with these.
Since I am of the dry skin type, and wear matte lip products on most days at my workplace, I tend to use a lip balm underneath every time. I would recommend using a lip balm underneath Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream as well just to give you a bit of moisture, which will be needed when applying a matte formula. The lipsticks come in a compact & travel friendly packaging and carry 6.5 grams of product. It has a mildly sweet scent, which I like and it is buttery smooth when applied on the lips. The applicator is a doe foot sponge, which is easy to apply the product. The colours are highly pigmented and have a smooth application. You may need to coat this product twice to make it look better on the lips, but no worries, as this product dries quickly once applied. It looks like satin finish when applied, but is flat out matte when dry
I’ve swatched the shades- 55, 35, 01 & 10 in today’s review as each one is unique in shade. Scroll down the images to see the colours on my lip.
The 4 shades I am reviewing:

55- A mauve brown, perfect for everyday nude. It is my go to shade for workplace.
35- A bright popping pink colour. Perfect for festive occasions & day wear.
01-   An orange toned red colour. A day wear staple.
10- Deep red, my most favourite of them all. It’s for those glamorous occasions at night time. It’s a really striking colour, perfect, if you’re going for a bold lip.

Now that you’re familiar with what the product really looks like, let’s go through the pros and cons of the Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams, shall we?
Pros:
Very affordable
Wide range of shades
Very good formula
Quick drying
High pigmentations
Travel friendly
Goes well with Indian skin tones
Cons:
Not easily available in stores
Every shade may not be available online
Lasts about 3-4 hours

Hope you liked my review on the Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams. Would I purchase it again & again? Hell, yes I would! A little trivia for you, I have even used it as a blush once and it didn’t disappoint! Feel free to ask me anything about this product in the comment section below. 

Last Inch x SAM

on
6/3/17
Hey, you! You are wonderful, smart and loved no matter what shape or size you are! And on this note, let me introduce you to one of the most delightful plus size fashion brands- LAST INCH. Made for those curvy beauties out there, Last Inch provides trendy and fashion forward range of apparels at an affordable price and made with premium quality fabric. Their love for the curvy community and the support in the cause that they believe in is what inspired me to do a collaboration with Last Inch!
The best part about Last Inch is that it is available on almost a dozen popular online portals as well as their website: www.lastinch.in. Featuring the trendiest styles in a wide range of sizes for the curvy figure, Last Inch has all your fashion needs covered. Which is why I was overjoyed when they chose Style And Macarons (SAM, for short) to feature their newest spring trend- Shift dress with ruffles.
Ruffles are spring’s most favoured trend right now, with the masses coveting the style due to the feminine feel they add to most outfits. The dress featured in today’s post is a navy blue shift dress with Aztec print. The best feature of this dress is the ruffled collar, which is so unique, yet right on trend. This dress also has bell sleeves, which makes it look so chic. To emphasize on the feminine side of this dress, I chose to pair it with pink accessories, like pointed toe pumps and a mini sling bag. I also added an ankle length stocking to give a quirky look to my outfit. I completed this look with a geometric necklace which went well with the Aztec print of the dress.

Scroll down to the pictures below to see what I’m talking about. I hope you will love the look I have created. 

Dress- Last Inch (click here to shop)
Bag- Forever21 
Pumps- Vero Moda
Anlke length stocking- Forever21
Necklace- Splash

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

on
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

on
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

on
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

on
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!