Bangalore and Chennai based Fashion and Beauty Blog.

6.12.11

OOTD- day to night transition

Fashion is what you make of it.

OOTD is outfit of the day. This is the first time that I even thought of doing an OOTD piece. 
The point of this article is to just give an idea of how you can transition from a casual daytime outfit to something a bit jazzed up for the night by just changing your top and retaining the same pair of pants.

So what I wore was a pair of grey jeggings. Its kind of silvery and slightly shimmery so to sober it down I wore a plain white kurta on top. The kurta has brown button so I wore earrings to match that and a simple bangle in brown. I had work. So the outfit was just simple and casual and my hair was tied up in a plait. Makeup included kajal, a bindi and a lipbalm




For the evening, I was going for a girls night in a club type of atmosphere. So I wanted something I bit dressy but still casual. I wore a dark purplish top with a bit of stones embellishments. Accessories included a stone studded pair if hoops, long chain with a studded round pendant and a number thin silver bangles.
Makeup was silver eyeliner. (Maybelline vivid and smooth which I've reviewed before- click here to read.
and lipgloss.
I took a part and let my bangs fall to one side and left my hair out. Since I had already straightened out my bangs in the morning it fell quite easily to one side.



Well that's what I have for today.

:)

miss kays

24.11.11

Makeup Review: Maybelline VIVID & SMOOTH eyeliner by EyeStudio


How I got to know about this product?
I saw in Health and Glow and just bought it :)

About the Product: Maybelline EyeStudio Eeye pencil in metallic gray.
It is a normal simple eye pencil but a very smooth one. More like a crayon type.
There are a number of colours.
It can function as an eyeshadow as well if you want just a light wash of colour.



The colour on the extreme left (next to the blue) is the metallic grey


Price: Rs.199/-

Pros of the product:

Very smooth
Easy application
Long lasting
Slight amount of shimmer but not very glittery.
Doubles as an eyeshadow if applied higher on the eye lid.
Nice range of colours

Maybelline Eyeliner

click on this link to see all the shades
http://www.maybelline.co.in/products/eyes/liner/vivid_smooth.html

Cons of the product

Not a very dark colour if used as an eye shadow.
Needs to be sharpened well to get a fine line and so this causes a lot of wastage of the pencil.
Not a matte finish.

Overall:
I liked it a lot. Especially the colour that I have. I will buy it again and maybe a different colour this time.
Again for a person new to makeup, this would be a good pencil to practise drawing and making your eyes look fantastic.

This is my opinion based solely on what I felt after using this product. Not influenced by anyone.

:)

miss kays


23.11.11

Makeup review: Oriflame Veryme Double Trouble eye pencil

Ok so I have a bunch of reviews that have been long overdue. Time is something that never seems to be enough!! No whining. Let's just get started.

I am a FAN of eye makeup. I bought a bunch of new eye pencils/crayon/liner in the past few months and well now seems to be the perfect time to review them since I know have a good idea of what they are like.

First up is Oriflame Veryme Double Trouble eye pencil 

I have never bought anything from Oriflame before because I always believed it was kinda expensive. But it's actually not too bad. And of course now that I am earning, well it's okay for me to spend my hard earned cash. Getting back to the review

How did I get to know about this product?
Well we had a Diwali Mela in our apartments and there was one stall where a representative was selling Oriflame, Avon and Tupperware products. I wasn't planning to buy anything but when I saw this eye pencil I just fell in love with the colours and the feel, I just had to have it!!

About the product


It is a small pencil weighing 1.38g. 2 colours in one pencil.  There are some interesting colour combinations. and it costs 179rs.

Blue lagoon-http://in.oriflame.com/products/product-detail.jhtml?prodCode=20424
Electric purple- http://in.oriflame.com/products/product-detail.jhtml?prodCode=20425
Goddess Green- http://in.oriflame.com/products/product-detail.jhtml?prodCode=20423
Mocha Loca- http://in.oriflame.com/products/product-detail.jhtml?prodCode=20422
Night Glow- http://in.oriflame.com/products/product-detail.jhtml?prodCode=20421

The one i have is called Goddess Green and the colours are sea blue and peacock green. (I love both colours :):))

Pros of the product



  • The pencil is really smooth.
  • It has a bit of shimmer (Just the right amount I feel). 
  • It is really long lasting with a rich colour. 
  • Doesn't smudge easily and doesn't wash off with water. 
  • Really easy to apply especially for those who are terrible at putting liquid liner or are trying their hand for the first time at using eye pencils.



Cons of the product

  • You need some kind of make up remover to remove it and that is a pain especially after a long tiring day.
  • If you don't remove it properly you will see traces of it till the next day. 
  • It's not easily available, you need to find a Oriflame representative to buy it from.



The centre 2 colours are the colours of this pencil.


What I think of the product?
I LOVE it!! and I would so buy it again. Maybe in other colour combinations. I think it's really worth the money. It look great and feels good. I would recommend this for anyone who is just getting into make up.


This is just my opinion based solely on what I felt after using it. It isn't to influence anyone.

:)

miss kays


19.9.11

wardrobe essentials

Ok so I'm sure most of us who are trying to be fashionable keep running into this list of wardrobe essentials.
Well here's what I think every Indian girl's wardrobe should contain.

WHITE KURTA
This is no.1 on my list because I feel it is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing. You can stitch it in any style, my personal favorite being knee length, three-fourth sleeves with a slit, and a simple box neck. You can dress it up when your going for a party with a really fancy stole or dupatta. It can be worn with jeans for casual outings. and you can accessorise it in tons of ways. I mean what more do you need from a piece of clothing!!!

BLACK PAJAMA/ PATIALA/ CHUDIHAR PANTS
Whatever the style, i think a black bottom is necessary. It can be paired with any kind of kurta. The legging type looks great with long tops as well. Throw on  belt, and you're as chic as can be.

BLACK BLOUSE
We all wear saris at some point in time. I think a black blouse is really important!! It can be worn in contrast with many saris. Who said blouses only have to match??


GOLDEN BLOUSE
This, I feel is essential for the wedding season. You don't need much of jewellery if your blouse is shining and shimmering! With a deep back or even a halter style, not only will you bring elegance to the floor, but you'll also have everyone's jaw drop to the floor.

LONG SKIRT
There are the times when you wanna go all ethnic but kind of modern as well, for those situations I think a long flowy skirt in a pale colour like beige is a great choice. You can pair it with a tee and add chunky accessories for a contemporary look, or pair it with a dark kurti with embroidery, for a more traditional look. It's versatile and elegant.


BLACK STOLE/ SHAWL
For all the times when a sweater is too much, the classic black shawl does the trick. It can be worn with jeans, skirts, salwars and of course saris. Go for a designer shawl and you;v immediately added style to whatever your wearing.


KAJAL
Ok I know this isn't really a wardrobe thing, But I feel no Indian girl should go around without this. Our eyes are our beauty. So lets show them off.

Well these are the things that I feel are essential for us to create various looks and styles.
Then again this is only my opinion

:)

miss kays

17.9.11

introduction

I;m sure your thinking "Another fashion blog!! How obsessed can women get!!". True. This is just another blog. I'm surely not going to claim that what I've created is like one of kind or anything. It's just that while I was browsing for tips on makeup and how to accessorize and how to make over my wardrobe etc etc, i realised that almost every site or every YouTube video I saw was never by Indian women. Most of the stuff isn;t appilcable for Indian life. Like for example, there are tons of videos and write ups on how to make over a closet; however there are not many people in India who own closets. For most of us we have a trusty old Godrej bureau or just a regular wardrobe. So all I;m trying to do here is cater to the Indian woman. The regular Indian woman for whom fashion means nothing more than looking good with what she has in terms of money, and time.

-Miss Kays