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Oh yes…. Trends come and go and whether you like it or not, you do indulge yourself in some. Don’t say ohhh I’m not a trend-victim.. I’m always classic; that’s some BS, else you won’t be here reading this. Alright then, let’s start with it.

ODD-A-TREND #1
Neon: Heck Yeah! It’s a bit polarizing for some coz it’s not always easy to sport it. But you know what… you can always include it in your style, a tiny bit and go from there.. I mean, if you love it, get some more next time, if not, move on to trend no.2 already. So here’s what I know about Neons- they are bold and hence need a subtle pairing. Bright neon tights? Wear a white shirt and knot it. Tie your hair, gloss them slightly and wear ‘em heels.

Too much? Start with a nail paint. Duh! What more? Introduce it in your shoes. Crack these looks below.

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ODD-A-TREND #2
Cycling Shorts/ Longish tailored shorts: Back with a bang! Now…. This one is not everyone’s cuppa tea but let me tell you straight- you can’t get more comfy than that. Lol! I’d say give it a shot… the other day, I just wore the cycling shorts with a long easy-breezy tunic and some bright flats. Looked fab, FYI! Another way is glam is to glam it up! Pair it with a light summer-y blazer, get a nice blow-dry (or a top-knot if you like it so) and wear tiny heels like kitten heels. And splash some red on your lips, I say!

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ODD-A-TREND #3
Dainty dresses: Romancing It Right- We all have that one dainty dress that is kind of tucked away (unless, you’re like me and don’t so dainty, ouch!). I reckon, you pull that one out and give it some twist. Quite literally so! Think- dainty dress, beach waves, a nice crochet bag, and cute flats (or if your city allows, some nice boots). Good ol’ country vibes.

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ODD-A-TREND #4
All White: Done Right!– This one is for everyone. How can you not? It’s chic, classy, crisp and very very sexy! How I’d wear it? Wear all white (and I mean all white) with glossy red lips and sick heels. Now, we are talking…! G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S (just said it the American way.. anyone been watching some American reality tv?) Hahaha.

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ODD-A-TREND #5
Vinyl Heels: Get ‘em already!– I am currently living in my vinyl heels. My only problem is- some (ahem… clearing throat) fashionistas (make believe) online have kind of killed it for me.. but I hope you haven’t encountered them yet. So ya… what was I saying again? Ya… get yourself a pair of vinyl heels coz you can work them with anything… literally anything. It’s like barefoot without being barefoot and being a few inches taller. No one would mind that, right?

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Okay then… this was my round-up on trends that I hope you’ll try. Give it a go and tell me how it went.

Xx

 


Hola! Lets talk make up! If you don’t like make-up, you are not alone. I can totally relate. Unfortunately I have recently been bitten by the ‘occupational hazard’ bug and I don’t really have a choice in the matter anymore!

Having said that, I do have a couple of favorites that stay put on my beauty list… They are so great that that despite my being in the company of some fabulous make-up artists, those products have held on to their spots. Okay…. Enough talking, let’s start painting. Yes… make up is an art (or so I have learnt J )

First and foremost, if you’re blessed with great skin, “less is more” applies to you (pretty much like me… pardon my narcissism, that I believe is also an occupational hazard in this case). 

And in case you have tricky skin (how I like to call it because there are soooo many kinds TBH), take it one step at a time?

Rule No. 1: No matter how great make-up is, not looking after your skin is no excuse. So make sure you’re PERPETUALLY hydrated!

After dabbling into all kinds of make-up (only very recently), I have found the perfect list! Warning: It does NOT work on fussy people!

1. Prime, Prime, Primer! : It is absolutely essential for having good skin since it preps and protects it from all kinds of things. I have tried quite a few and finally found MY FAVORITE. (And no, it’s not MAC. Lol!) This one is a bit hard to get a hold of, but once you do, there’s no looking back and you’ll travel anywhere for it (or make someone do it) . Round of applause people(oh yeah, it’s that good): Bare Minerals! Comes in different skin tones, works like magic. It is literally THE ONLY PRODUCT I use on my face. No foundation, no concealer, nothing! Works like a charm and is my make-up BFF.

 

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2. Blushin like you’re Crushin’- I don’t know anyone who doesn’t use blush. We have been hearing about them rosy cheeks forever. The blush on  I have a crush on? Charlotte Tilbury “Love is the drug” blush.  By the way, I just broke mine but I love it so much, I’m still using it. Btw..accepting gifts all year round.. just sayin’ lol!

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3. Contour: Now listen very very carefully, if you’re blessed with a great jawline (which I’m not, hardly a flaw I know 😉 ), you don’t have to worry about this one. But, I am not a make-up artist and all those palettes ,colour combinations,  blah blah..is too hectic for me. So what do I use? Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Band. It is so frikkin’ easy to use and really does lead to a great jawline and fantastic photos!

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4. Mascara Muse!! Big lashes are better than big boobs.. in my not-so-humble opinion. And I had never liked any mascara enough… sometimes it’s the brush, sometimes it’s the liquid, sometimes it’s just very blah and doesn’t give the desired effect. And, I’m not crazy enough (yet) to get false lashes done. However, I found what I love!! Tarte Light Camera Lashes. Even the name is so perfect!

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5. Make-Up Remover: I have often felt, that one would go the extra mile to look the gorgeous bombshell one knows she can be. However, when it comes to removing that extra mile, we are always too tired or too drunk to follow the ideal make-up removal routine. But guess what, I found my perfect remover for nights I’m exhausted beyond my limits and drunk beyond them too! (We’ve all been there.) So what works like magic are two things: 1- Clinique “take the day-off” wipes that literally take the day off. Such a genius product because you can keep it in your car and when you’re on your way home, you can wipe it all away . (Follow up with a quick splash of water at home and some night moisturizer). Magical product no. 2 is -Clinique “take the day-off” balm. It is insanely effective coz it can take off every tiny bit of make-up on your face in no time.

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That’s it. There’s not more to love (in make-up) from my end because like I said- I’m not a beauty junkie. Oh and I didn’t dive into the lipsticks bit because we are all (I believe) already sorted on that front. However, some fav lipstick brands would be: Mac (of course, Ruby Woo), Dior & Charlotte Tilbury.

Small confession: Charlotte Tilburry’s products are simply fab, just like her!

Bye! My kids are pulling my hair out. Literally so! Write in and let me know what your top 5 beauty must have’s are 🙂

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