Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Oriflame The One Colour Obsession Lipsticks Review


It is officially glam season in India. As the temperature drops, the festive wedding season gets into full swing. Casual clothes makes way for couture pieces, basic is replaced with bling, and warm hues are preferred over soft shades. With parties, weddings and social gathering every other day, creating new and different looks can be a task. However, with just the right makeup and accessories, you can effortlessly repeat any look you like.

Right in time to get you ready for the festive wedding season, Oriflame has launched The One Colour Obsession Lipsticks in 10 rich shades. The colour intensity of the lipstick is enhanced through ChromaLoad technology. The weightless gel crème formula makes it very easy to apply; the lipsticks melts on contact and give a luminous, glossy finish. 

Product styling and photography by Roxanne D'souza of Head2Heels

What I love about this collection is, all the lipsticks are sheer and light textured and not heavily pigmented. After application they give a fresh, wet finish that gives the lips a delicate dewy look. The lipsticks offer up to 8 hour moisture and can last for a good 4 hours without touch up. This collection is ideal for anyone who likes to wear radiant and pop colours that are not too dark and pigmented after application. Plus, all 10 shades perfectly complement and suit all Indian skin tones. 

RED RAGE
Red Rage is a vibrant red shade. This shade has a warm undertone and suits a large number of Indian complexions. It is a lovely shade of bright red without being too bold. Ideal for those who prefer to wear not too dramatic or statement making shade of red.

RED FEVER
Red Fever is a deep red shade with blue undertone. Reddish-brown in colour, Red Fever is a more subtle shade of red that can effortlessly be worn during the day and night. 

PURPLE POWER
Purple Power is a rich purple shade that has a hint of wine to it. If you add a few extra swipes on top of your regular application, you can have a nice dark plum pout with this shade.

CHERRY CRAVE
Cherry Crave is a maroon shade with purple undertone. A stunning dark shade, Cherry Crave has all the appeal of oxblood without being too dramatic. Ideal for those who like to wear dark shades that are not too deep and pigmented.

PINK POSSESSION

Pink Possession is a pretty shade of pink with a coral orange undertone. A summer shade that works very well even in the festive winter season. Like me, if you have naturally pink lips, on application, the shade looks pinkish orange.

PEACH PASSION
Peach Passion is a delicate shade of peach. It is a very subtle shade that adds a hint of colour to the lips.

MAGENTA MANIA
Magenta Mania is a sultry hot pink shade. With deeper application you can get a sexy fuchsia pout with this shade.

CORAL CRAZE
Coral Craze is a pop shade of coral orange with pink undertone. This is a rich and radiant shade that looks great with both Indian and Western outfits.

TEMPTING ORANGE
Tempting Orange is a fiery orange shade with a hint of red.

NUDE APPEAL
Nude Appeal is a classic shade of nude. On application it enhances your natural lips colour and gives a delicate colourless glow to it.


Photography by Shreyas Hegde

Till then, tra-la,

Amena!!

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Plus Size Fashion | Ready For Eid


Ramazan is my most favourite month of the year. I love the whole spirit of the festive month. It is also the month of retrospection and deep connection with Allah. And like every Ramazan this one too has been a month of finding the answers I have been looking for.  
It was in Ramazan of 2011 that I decided I want to start a fashion blog and pursue a career in fashion blogging. Some of my life's biggest, best and life changing epiphanies have occurred during Ramazan.
As much as I wish Ramazan lasted a little longer, I enthusiastically look forward to Eid celebration. It is a great way to spend time with family and relatives and celebrate the completion of yet another Ramazan.

Past experience has taught me to always plan in advance for Eid. With the last minute Eid rush, it becomes next to impossible to get anything stitched in time for it. This year I decided to skip my Eid staple, the traditional kurta chuddidar, and opt for something a tad bit different. Instead of getting a full suit stitched I decided to play mix and match and go with an all new Eid look for myself.

While browsing through one of my fave plus size shopping sites, Amydus, I found this bright yellow printed kurti. I loved the traditional silhouette with the on-trend off- shoulder sleeves. The kurti was a break from the run of the mill kurti without being too dramatic. The bright colour made it an ideal for a festive day. And since the kurti had no embellishments it could easily be styled post Eid for different occasions.

When it came to pairing the kurti I had a slight conflict. Originally I wanted to pair it with blue palazzo pants. Since I wanted a different look I finally opted for a printed skirt instead. I love mixing prints and the final look was just what I had in mind for Eid.

I love the fluidity and playfulness of the look. A classic Indian look with a modern stylised twist. And post Eid I can wear this look for any day monsoon wedding function. One of the main reasons why I opted for the kurti is because of its versatility. It can easily be paired with a number of bottoms as well as be layered up.


Amydus Off-Shoulder Kurti | Westside Printed Skirt | Charles & Keith Pumps | Accessorize Clutch |  Pure Vermeil  L'Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Collection Star Lipstick | L'Oreal Paris Superliner Waterproof Gel Eyeliner | MAC Eyeshadow 
Like always I have had a wonderful and blessed Ramazan and I can’t wait to celebrate Eid. Here’s wishing you all Eid Mubarak. May the blessings of Ramazan carry forward year round. 

Photography by Shreyas Hegde

Till then, tra-la,

Amena!!

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Summer Wedding Ready


Indian summer wedding season is upon us, which means endless sangeet dance practice, high intake of Indian mithais and pretty outfits to purchase. Whether you are going sea side for a costal affair or travelling out of the country for a destination soiree, the right outfits and accessories are on top of everyone’s checklist.
Should you opt for an out and out heavy Indian traditional ensemble? Or maybe an Indo-western look? Or play it safe with a classic saree? While the choices are endless the weather, sadly, is the biggest hindrance of it all.  
As much as I love to adorn myself in the finest Indian silks, colourful brocades and lush embroidery, I keep all of this for the cold winter weddings. For summer weddings I prefer to keep my outfits light and fluid and glam up my look with statement jewellery and accessories. And there is nothing more glamorous than Indian jewellery. 
While planning my summer wedding looks I came across Jivaana, a delightful treasure trove of jewellery and accessories. From traditional minakari and kunda sets to chic fashion bags to trendy juttis, Jivaana is your one stop shop for all your wedding accessories. 
I was drooling over many of their pieces, but it is this Green Stone and Kundan Jewellery Set and Multicolor Navaratna Ring from Label Amara that caught my fancy. 
I love the versatility of both these pieces. The jewellery set and the ring are a fine balance of classic Indian design and contemporary aesthetics. The styling potential is endless and these pieces can easily be pair with Indian wear, Indo-Western wear as well as Western wear.
For summer weddings I prefer fusion attire. I decided to style the jewellery set and ring with a printed handkerchief hem kurta that I styled as a dress. A cool colour palette ensemble to beat the heat. The blue of the kurta and the green of the jewellery complemented each other. Adding final touches to the look with the multicolor Navaratna statement right and a dash of dark red lipstick, the look is summer wedding ready.
The beauty of this jewellery set is it can be paired with any of the wedding functions outfits as well as for other semi-formal and formal occasions. What I like about the green stone and kundan necklace is, that it can be worn two ways. Depending on the look, you can either style it with the kundan side or turn it around and style it with the minakari design. The versatility of the necklace makes it a smart investment. The green stone and pearl earrings have a very Indo-western feel to it. They can be worn with the necklace or styled individually as well. 
Other than the jewellery I was also very impressed with Jivaana’s bag collection. They have a wide array of potli bags and clutches. 
Along with jewellery and juttis if you are looking to buy clutches online and potli bags online then Jivaana is the place to shop. Their collection is well-curated and has something for every occasion and season.
Amydus Kurti | Label Amara Green Stone and Kundan Jewellery Set From Jivaana | Label Amara Multicolor Navaratna Ring from Jivaana | Inc5 Wedges | Acessorize Clutch | Pure Garnet  L'Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Collection Star Lipstick | L'Oreal Paris Superliner Waterproof Gel Eyeliner | Smashbox Eyeshadow | Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara 

Photography by Shreyas Hegde

Till then, tra-la,

Amena!!

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