The lioness she’s become!

Singing it out and loud! Did you hear the howl?

The lioness that she’s become, was once a little girl trying to be just loved!

Her smile, the twinkle in her eyes, the lovely banter. It was all her trying to be in the center.

The world revolved around her life, was that a myth or it was something to be believed?

Once she was out there she didn’t care, little did she know she had to care.

The world out there is full of a mess, did you know she was just unaware.

One day she woke up and met a man! The man who made her believe that she was the wild princess to be handled.

She trusted him with her whole heart, the man took everything from her apart.

The hunger of love and acceptance made her weak, was she a princess or jus a meek?

She followed him on the path of love, with blindfolded eyes. He held her hand and left her in the corner.

The leap of faith she took on him, was that enough to be in the league?

Her smiles soon turned into sorrows, was it her or it was your own horror.

Soon the princess became a slave, her intuitions turned into blames.

She cried and cried. Why do I have to be always lied?

He made her believe that she needed him, was it love or just his narcissism?

The stabs on her back soon became unbearable! She could no longer be the part of this table.

She took a toll on her life again, she stood back up to end the game.

All these years the tears that become her weakness, she took the pledge to make them her power.

The girl no longer wanted to be vulnerable, she realised she is a lioness with no fear.

She bit him with all her pride, not to hurt but show him his side.

He could no longer go with the flow. The lioness was back, but this time with a glow.

She promised herself to stand again, to turn all the wounds on heart to be her lessons.

Now when she looks back again, the little girl was lost but the lioness rose!

Things I learnt in a month!

I always believe that you go to the places where the Universe takes you. The things and the lessons that are already written under your destiny file. Nothing happens for no reason, and without reason, you do nothing! I’ve been going to this fantastic place called “Wework” in Gurgaon for a month and so now. Met so many different people, different talents, different mindsets. I mean you name it, and you will get that energy wandering here and there, somewhere. But one thing is for sure it’s full of positive and magnificent people.

People with the same interests, people with something new to teach, something to share always and always ready to help. In a comfortable and trendy term “Networking”. It’s a fantastic place to do networking with like-minded people. People who are passionate about their passions, always ready to collaborate. It’s like if you have one thing in mind and wanna talk about it, you get the right amount of people to talk about it.

Coming here changed a lot of things in me and not only adapted, I learnt a lot of things. You can change thoughts, people, feelings but learning is something that keeps you going. Its a food for your soul. Just the way you came in this world without any information and knowing what the divine is putting you into. Similarly, it’s kinda been my experience here.

A young guy can tell you so much about life and explain to you something that you think is such a big problem, but for him, he laughs and just say it without any intention of healing you. But isn’t the same way, the Universe put things in front of us. Once things get done, we start to manifest what we were looking for.

Similarly, my journey here has made me realise so many things that I wouldn’t have thought that I’ll be learning. The motivation to get up every day and come to this place to do things that you wanna do. The things that keep you going. It’s like a bright shining light coming towards you to make it happen.

Motivation

Motivation on a gloomy day to wake up little early than the previous day. Motivation to write what you love. Motivation to put your next step towards your goal as everybody is motivating you to get forward with you or without you. Telling you your strengths and area which requires your attention. Smoking sessions with masala tea in hand, talking about life to utter nonsense. Everybody just forgets their worries and keep moving towards their goals, which they might just have set an hour ago. This freshness and candidness keep me motivated to move forward and gives me hope that in the end it’ll be done.

Inspiration 

This world is made of things that you can get inspired off. Inspiration is a feeling that keeps us moving. Every corner of this place is full of inspiration, a person sitting next to you might own up a successful business, but you would not know until you talk. The people around are so down to earth that it inspires me to be like this. From a person cleaning the place to the people owning this place, everybody works with a smile on their faces. People with startups hustling and bustling are working in front of you. If you see something is getting created, you wanna know more about it and there the inspiration starts kicking off.

Gratitude 

In this fast-moving and changing world of the new era, people often forget to pay their gratitude towards things that are due. But here people show gratitude towards the things you do. I am not saying that we should do things to get appreciation, but it’s the last thing that one can give to anybody. For example, Yoda! Yoda was a small pug that the community manager had to pet for his friend for a month and so, got so famous and everybody loved him. A dog show was organised just for him. A small thank you and goodbye to that cute little fur ball of energy. I mean when you see a small pug wanking his tail all around in the office, corridors you forget everything else and start playing with him. He made so many people smile, and people showed their gratitude towards him. Not only everybody was happy for him that he is going home, but it also made everybody sad that HE IS GOING HOME!

Confidence 

I lack confidence, and I admit it, it is not visible on the exterior, but it definitely is there. Talking to new people by just out of nowhere was never my cup of tea. As inside my heart, I deal with the fear of rejection. Whether the other person will connect with my vibe or not. Whether they will understand where I am coming from. This fear often represents me as a shallow and rude personality. I’ve dealt with this pre-conceived notion since childhood. However, being here has boosted my confidence in a different manner. I meanwhile writing this blog only I made two new friends across the desk, I mean that’s what I like to believe. We talked about my blog, my work, their work, life, books, motivation, depression, any possible topic that I would not talk about in my first conversation. But hey, that’s how you understand that you connect with people. Right!

 

By the way, I got the motivation for writing this blog today because of the conversation that we had today with my new friends!

Positivity 

After my college getting finished up in June, I had no idea what I am gonna do next. I mean the same dilemma that you get after you complete your studies. You know what you want! But you don’t know how to achieve it or how to move towards your goal and that extra energy that you have in your heart to conquer the world while studying starts giving you anxiety. The power that you can not channelise properly start taking a toll on you, leaving you with full of negativity. Meeting people here learning about their strains, their achievements sparks positivity in me too. The pavement towards my goal has started to be paving, leaving me positive about it. Sadly I won’t be continuing here from next month, but yeah that’s for a better future, eh!

I wanna write so much, I wanna talk so much about this place, but I don’t think that my words would be enough. On that note, I would end this blog talking about my experience at WeWork. A place I would always cherish in my life, a small part of my life journey but leaving a significant imprint on my heart.

Till then keep hustling and juggling guys! Life is all about it!

How to choose Nude lipsticks for Indian skin tones!

As I stated in my last blog, Nude Makeup Lookbook that nude is definitely the shade that’s here to stay.  The year 2019 is all about wearing your attitude and rocking your confidence in style. On the one hand, all the big beauty moguls are coming up with the crazy and neon shades in the eyeshadows range for your eyes; however, the preferable look for the lips stays “Nude lips” only.

Well honestly that’s how it should be, if you want to flaunt the bold look on the eyes, you gotta keep the focus on the eyes only. That’s why everybody is rocking the nude lips with funky reds, blues and neons! Sounds simple right, but it’s not that simple ladies. Choosing the right nude colour lipstick is as tricky as choosing the right skin tone foundation.

As colours are made of different shades in the same way, lipsticks are made of different shades and undertones apart from the chemicals, well we aren’t talking about that today though! A lot of brands are coming up the nude lip colours, and Indian celebrities like Kareena or Alia are definitely nailing the lip colours in the advertisements. I mean at least these brands are now thinking about the Indian beauties. I am happy about that, but then, there comes the skin undertones difference in her and a lot of us. Despite being an Indian, the lipstick that looks bomb on Kareena washes out my face. But as I say, every skin tone is beautiful and different.

To understand better, here is your guide for choosing the perfect nude according to your skin tone!

FAIR & LIGHT SKIN  

People with fair skin tone looks beautiful in the nudes with a pink undertone. As a brown undertone nudes will give a darker lip colour, and it makes the lipstick appear darker than needed. Which apparently will make your lip shade darker instead of the nude you thriving for. Pink undertone nudes will mix beautifully with your natural lip colour giving you the pouty nude you want. Below are some of the nude lip colours that you can rock!

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color – Blush Velvet

Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick Lacy Luck – 10

Faces Ultime Pro Longwear Matte Lipstick – Ultime-Lust-On

MEDIUM & OLIVE SKIN TONE 

Mostly Indian skin tone is beautifully made with the warmer undertones, which is why we tend to fall under the “Medium or Olive skin tone” category worldwide. Nudes with yellow or orange undertone suit best for the olive & medium skin tone. As the yellow and orange would cut down the little unevenness and darkness of the lips that most of us “the Indians” deal with. It will neutralise the darker pigmentation of the lips and will give you a gorgeous nude look that you looking for.  Some of the reasonable picks for medium & olive skin tone are mentioned below.

M.A.C Matte Lipstick – Mehr

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Barely Nude

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Trendsetter

DARK & DUSKY SKIN TONE

The rule for my hawt and sexy dusky girls is to go darker with your lip colour. Nudes with red undertones work deliciously for coloured skinned girls. Chocolate brown nudes look sexy and give the oomph that you are looking for your nude lips. Just be sure not go with lighter shade as it will wash out your face. Below are some of the suggestion.

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick – Hot Shot Espresso 19 M

Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color – Buttery Caramel

Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick – Day Slayer

Tips for rocking your nude lips! 

  • To rock a nude lip always make sure your lips are super moisturised. As these lipstick shades rely on natural hues of your skin colour.
  • For Indian skin tones, the nude lipsticks tend to wash out the face if not applied with a proper base.
  • You can apply concealer under your lipstick to pop out your nude. If you don’t want to conceal your lips directly, then prime your lips before applying concealer.
  • You can always wear the natural matte look with the nude, however by adding some lip gloss you can rock the nudes like a diva.
  • Nude lips compliment smokey eyes the best. Bold eyes and subtle lips never go out of fashion.

Remember whatever lip colour you wear, never forget to give the sexy pout!

Maybelline FitMe Liquid Foundation Review #FitMeAsIam

Alrighty! Alrighty! I raise my hand in the air and accept that I am guilty as charged for committing the crime of wearing the wrong shade of foundation! For a long time man! Way too long! Either it’s too dark, too light, or it used to get greyed out or just fade out!

Don’t act its only me ladies, we all have done this same mistake, especially us “The Indian beauties”. We are so diverse with our beautiful colour complexions, skin tones, undertones. But the bigger brands never understood the diversity of our skin tones. However, I am glad that now in 2019 Indian women are also getting the chance to enjoy the foundation that is matched not mismatched!

At least finally somebody on this earth understood the pain of mismatched foundation for us at a reasonable price for sure! Yes, I am talking about Maybelline’s FitMe Matte & Poreless Liquid Foundation. I know ladies we don’t get time every day to do full face glam, just like Kardashian’s do! I mean c’ mon how can someone has such lavish life man! I mean I love them but I don’t know for what reasons. Anyway, back to reality we don’t have that much time every day in the morning. But we love the extra glow, don’t we ladies!

The lightweight formula of Maybelline FitMe liquid foundation makes sure that you wear it like a queen in the morning and just go with your day like a boss. It’s a water based foundation with sheer buildable consistency. I love how it just blends in the skin and gives good coverage.

Why it’s a perfect match :

  • Maybelline has come up with 40 shades of liquid foundation for the women of all the colours around the world.
  • It’s lightweight.
  • Buildable coverage
  • Works for all the skin types.
  • Controls oil and gives a matte finish for good 6-7 hours.
  • Covers blemishes and skin unevenness.
  • Comes at affordable price.

I have taken up the Maybelline #FitMeAsIam #FitMeHalfFaceChallenge to show how it fits me as I am.

To show how the foundation works on my skin, I have done a half face challenge in which you can see I have just applied the foundation. No other product. To find your perfect match of the foundation all you need is, to swatch the foundation from your cheek to the neck. As due to our undertones the skin on the face looks different from the skin of your body.

The skin on your neck will help you in finding your shade perfectly. As I have a combination skin tone, the skin on my cheeks gives an illusion of a cool undertone. However, as most of us in India, I fall under the warm undertone category. The shade Classic Ivory 120  from Maybelline fits me perfect. It gets me an instant glow I am looking forward to without changing my skin colour.

It’s a user and pocket-friendly both. So grab your shade today and say #FitMeAsIam!

How to achieve even skin tone using colour correctors!

Being a makeup artist first thing people always ask is “What should I use to get rid of acne marks?” “How do I get an even skin tone?” “How to get rid of acne? For that matter. Well, I’ll be as honest and blunt as I can, and I don’t want to make any false promises or give wrong information out there.

Okay! So in eleven months of fashion and media course from Pearl Academy, we learnt a lot about skin, hair and makeup. But in any beauty or makeup school, you will not learn how to treat some skin problems. They will teach you about skin, for example, the types of surfaces, the kind of skin diseases, colour theories to cover up those marks with the help of makeup. But definitely not the treatments.

For that, some people invest their time and money in studying and get their Doctor’s degree in the skin speciality, and they are called “Dermatologists”. Just like somebody gets a heart attack, they go to a cardiologist not to some heartbreak healer to treat their heart issues, or if somebody gets a bone dislocated you don’t visit a gym trainer, you go to an orthopaedic. As a gym trainer can tell you a lot about bone structures but definitely can not do a fracture treatment. Similarly, the skin is the largest organ of our body. When you got issues with that, you need a dermatologist to treat that not a makeup artist. As everybody is different, so as the eating habits and skin issues.

I know my example skills literally sucks sometimes, but that’s what I mean to say, a beauty influencer or some makeup artist cant treat that acne issues or skin diseases for you. You need an expert to handle it. But yes, one thing we can definitely do is to let you know how to or what to use to hide your skin concerns.

I can’t fix your skin issues permanently, but I can definitely let you know what you can do to hide your imperfections with the help of makeup temporarily. So let’s get started with understanding the importance of colour correction in our makeup routine.

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Colour corrector for ACNE: GREEN

As you can see in the above colour wheel green is the colour that has been mentioned as a complementary colour against red.

A green colour concealer will cut down the redness of the acne scars and the redness of the irritated skin. After moisturising the surface and applying the primer, use the green colour corrector on the desired areas followed by applying your foundation on top of it. Green colour will neutralise the redness of the skin, the acne scars as well as the blemishes too.

Colour corrector for Dark Circles and uneven skin tone: ORANGE

The under eye skin is generally more sensitive and thin other than our rest of the surface of our face. Hence, you would be able to figure out that it appears slightly blue in colour. Blue being the primary colour in the colour wheel, you would notice orange is the complementary colour on the colour wheel.

By applying orange colour concealer, it will cut down the blue tone of the dark circles, brightening the under eyes area. You can use an orange colour concealer to neutralise the dark pigmentation around your mouth and on the uneven skin tone on the T-zones of your face, followed by your foundation on top of it.

Colour corrector for the yellowness of the active acne and puffiness: PURPLE/LAVENDER 

Though I would never suggest anybody to apply makeup on their skin if they are dealing with active acne as it will worsen the situation. However, if you are in a position where you can’t avoid it, then the Purple/Lavender is your colour.

Yellow being the primary colour, purple/lavender will neutralise the yellowness and the swollen skin here. Followed by applying your foundation on top of it.

Makeup is an art that you do on your face, a walking talking canvas for that matter. Just like an artist know his/her colour theories while painting, in the same way understanding the colour theory is essential for your makeup too. However, understanding your skin is equally important.

If you are going through any skin issues like acne, uneven pigmentation, the irritating redness then visit a dermatologist and get proper treatment. As I always say, every skin is different, everything reacts differently on different people.

Makeup is to enhance your features, not to give you a new face! And NOBODY is PERFECT!

Read about Face Primers here:  Every Skin is different, so does “Face Primers” should be!

 

The Pride!

June is the month all about “PRIDE“! Pride of being who you are, the pride of celebrating yourself, the pride of being open about your sexuality. For people who aren’t aware or updated about it, let me give you a brief definition of this “PRIDE.”

So the month of June was chosen for LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City. At the Stonewall violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognise the impact LGBTQ people have had in the world.

LGBTQ stands for Lesbain, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer! Basically, the sexualities that have been put down or not recognised in our world of heterosexuality (People attractive towards the opposite genders sexually). I mean c’mon lets be real guys till today there are homophobic people (a person who takes pride in showing their negativity towards other sexualities).

So today an exciting thing happened at the place where I am working these days, WeWork, it’s a co-working office space where you can rent hotdesks or offices for yourself. They conducted a pride fun session at our office, and all the 400-500 people working there were invited to join in the session. Alas, only 15-20 people showed up, and most of them would categorise themselves as Hetros. But who am I to classify them?

Though I would say the energy in that conference room was just not positive and but also very accepting. The Spokes were friendly and informative about everything we asked. The stupid ass questions, the weirdness, the lack of information it was a mix of all these emotions and awkwardness.

However, as soon as the session got more and more involved, I could feel how it’s not their fault that they don’t know about it. As nobody ever educated us about it, but thanks to the Internet, now we are more aware or at least know a little about this terminology. They read us poems that they wrote and poured their hearts in front of us. Sitting there, I realised how in our society one person can celebrate their sensuality being straight, and for others, it becomes a misery.

What is sexuality in the first place, it’s a sexual feeling one can’t control, or I would say should not be controlled too. Just how you see a hot chick or a guy at a bar and can’t control your horniness. But it’s okay if you are a girl and does that to a guy and vice versa. However, if the same thing any gay or lesbian does, you get offended. I mean I literally sometimes question the stigmas and social standards that we put ourselves in.

LGBTQ community is also made of human beings just like heterosexuals are, at the end of the day. Then why do they have to ask for acceptance, “ACCEPTANCE”(a general agreement of someone else’s perception of how things are than how you would like it to be according to your little knowledge about things!) this word only sounds so negative any which way! Why they have to be ashamed of it, why do they have to have the permission to be who they are? Do you know how many young people fall into the trap of social norms and get into the depression and some never come out of the closet just because there are people out there who are not only ignorant but also just insensitive?

All I wanna say is break this mental block and accept the people for who they are, not for what their sexuality is! That’s the last thing anyone should be concerned about. Yes, due to the generation gap and little less knowledge, people tend to miss out the point. Maybe you are not aware but educate yourself. At least Google is free for that matter!

If you are a parent reading this blog, I urge you to learn more about it. It’s not a disease or a phase that’ll pass with time. If you don’t understand it, it’s okay. But all I can say rather than pushing your child into the spot, give them the love and understanding that they deserve. All a child need is the support of the family.

And the so-called”educated homophobic” people out there. Don’t be so hateful, we all are humans and each human being alive on this earth have a right to love whomsoever of they want to be. Sometimes people miss out the fundamental part of respecting other people. Don’t shy to talk about it in public. Don’t panic if somebody of your own sex finds you hot, I mean what can be more fantastic that your own gender finding you hot. Maybe you are hot, be happy about the attention and if you don’t like it, just be polite and move on! Don’t act like a weird ass!

On a happy note, I would end my blog that meeting Gurnoor, Taksh and Vikram were terrific. How they shared their experiences and life’s little moments with us was fantastic. Got to know about a lot of things but understood only one thing “Love is love!” Be kind and respectful to each other!

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We stand together! #pride 

 

 

Nude Makeup Lookbook

Nude lips, nude makeup, nude colour dress, or basically being nude is my favourite thing. Haha. Don’t be naughty in your thoughts, guys. But being honest, this shade has some charm that everybody is going crazy for it. It is chic, it is classy, it is hot!

So today I am gonna talk about the nude makeup look which I created for my beautiful model Shivi. She has gorgeous eyes which I kept subtle by using Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 eyeshadow pallet.

I’ve been using Makeup Revolution product since a long now. Won’t say this is the best eyeshadow pallet that I have used but would definitely say for the price its worth it. For day to day makeup I would recommend this pallet as the formula is quite lovely and pigmentation is excellent for the nude shades.

I wanted to create a very subtle and everyday look, so I kept the eyeliner soft and didn’t make it bold. Eyeliner shapes the eyes and makes them look more lifted depending upon the intensity of the wing that you created while applying your eyeliner. You can always make your wing as high as you wish. I’ve used Kiko Milano Lasting Gel Eyeliner using an angular brush as it gives the perfect eyeliner shape. It’s very intense dark gel eyeliner and the trick to keeping your gel eyeliners away from drying while using them is to keep the pan opposite so that the gel eyeliner doesn’t get dried up as you can’t just open and close the lid again and again while applying that eyeliner. I’ve used false eyelashes by P.A.C which only costs INR 150-200 and would say they are quite reasonable.

Now coming to the base, I have kept it very simple and fewer products. I used PAC Ultra Studio HD Palette mixing two shades to achieve the glowing skin tone that I wanted for my model. This palette comes with an orange corrector and two darker shades that you can use as your base if it matches your skin tone or you can use them as contouring if your skin tone is lighter. In both the ways it works wonders as the consistency and coverage of the product are really good. I’ve been using it a lot in shoots and daily basis.

For this look, I really did not do much of contouring; instead, I used a bronzer on the cheeks to give that natural structure to facial features. I’ve been using Makeup Revolution Bronzer as it provides a very subtle and natural effect on the cheeks without making you look like muddy and very fake contour.

Finally, I completed the makeup look by using Faces Ultime Pro Liquid Matte Lipstick in the shade Nude Truffle. This shade is perfect for the nude lips that I love. This was the shade that I used in this look. However, I’ll be writing a whole new blog on “Nude lipsticks” that I just can’t live without and every girl must have in her makeup kit. Because nude will never go out of fashion.

Now finally I completed the whole look by using hair waver, a triple barrel hair waver curling tong which gives you the natural curls you want for your look. I personally use hair waver a lot on my short hair. It’s easy and gives that sexy curly hair look, that I love.

By just adding some chunky jewellery and funky shades, I completed my whole look. So this was my “Nude makeup look” which I created on my beautiful friend and model Shivi. And yeah, the matching top and palazzo that she is rocking here were bought by me from Ajio.com.

Lemme know what you think about this lookbook in the comments below. Till then be sassy and be nude! haha

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Chunky earrings and funky shades complete the look

What to gift on Father’s Day!

Dad and I always had a very different kind of relationship. We love each other, but both cant just says it. Not because we don’t know how to say, but we can’t just do it. I am in love with my dad’s personality, not only he is cool, but he is also chill AF, and when I say that I did not mean it happened overnight. It took years and years to get Mr Senior Thakur calm down.

I think its the stroke he got two years ago made him more chilled as a person. As they say “Your parents become your kids when they grow old” that’s one big fat truth, man! We are experiencing it at home every day. Be it hiding sugar from him to scolding him if he eats it anyway or asking him to eat his meds on time as he is diabetic.

I am sure you guys must be experiencing the same with your parents. Haha. Aren’t your parents the cutest when they do these kinds of things. My house never sees a dull moment when my parents are sitting together. My father is a tall guy with a big moustache and let me tell you he is very stylish.

So as father’s day is around the corner and I am sure all of us are going through the same dilemma. “What to gift on Father’s day?” So thought why not I share things that can help you in making your quest for the perfect Father’s day present a little easier.

SAREGAMA Carvaan Portable Digital Music Player

SAREGAMA Carvaan SC01 Portable Digital Music Player is one thing that you can gift your father on this Father’s day. Not only he will be able to listen to his favourite classics, but you can also use this as a speaker for your own parties too. Though I really wanna highlight this point the quality of the old songs that come recorded in it. Trust me guys you can never find this quality of music anywhere. This is a gift that your father will always cherish. My dad puts it on every day and shares his stories related to the track which is playing and honestly it’s incredible listening to those old tracks sometimes and just see your parents remembering their days. Who doesn’t like music, anyways!

SUNGLASSES

It’s so hot outside, the sun is literally burning us with his kindness. Gifting sunglasses to your father on Father’s Day is not only a good idea but its something your father will shine in too. Remind him about “the stud” he was in his adulthood and get the dude out of him. I am not saying they aren’t that “stud” right now. But have you ever noticed how dad just flaunts everything new, my dad does it a lot. Haha. Amazon.in is giving some fantastic discounts on Sunglasses. Check them out.

SPORTS SHOES

I am sure every kid in this world right now will agree to the fact that they might have worried about their parents’ health. Well, at least I have, and this feeling is the worst I would say. Then why not this Father’s day gift your father some dope sports shoes and thoughtfully put this feeling in front of them and say “lets exercise”. I am sure they will at least consider going for an evening walk.

TELEVISION 

Well, what can be better than celebrating Father’s Day on 16th May and we have a Cricket match that every Indian look forward to “India Vs Pakistan” for “World Cup 2019 series”. I mean c’ mon don’t we just love watching World Cup series especially when it’s India Vs Pakistan cricket match. The whole family only shares that “adrenaline rush” of the game as if we are playing it. Then why not gift your father a Television and share those moments together. I am all set for India Vs Pakistan match on Father’s Day.

WATCH 

Watch is a fantastic gift that your father will love and use. My dad never goes out without his watch, and I always enjoy seeing him put his watch on his wrist. This gift will be something that he will wear every day, and it will be closer to him. Plus parents just love their ideal time watching on wrist watches only. No matter how expensive mobile phone you give them. They’ll still keep it here and there and won’t care. Haha

So these are some of the ideas and gifts that I have given to my dad, and he loves them and uses too. But honestly, one thing that you can give your dad on this Father’s Day is your time and love. So this Father’s Day not just makes your dad feel special but remind yourself that how much you love them. Go out and have fun. Cheers!

Happy Father’s Day!

Every Skin is different, so does “Face Primers” should be!

Whenever we talk about building an empire, a house or a makeup look. Everything has one thing in common and, i.e. “A strong base”. Just like a strong base holds on the whole building, in the same way, a smooth and good base will help you in keeping your makeup intact too.

A face primer is that “strong base” for your creative to long-lasting looks. No woman! Absolutely no woman in this world wants her makeup to fade out, which she spent hours in creating. The joy of applying makeup and creating a fantastic look is something every woman wants to achieve.

But is that one thing that shatters the whole look and leaves you looking like crazy is not choosing that right primer for your skin type. So today we gonna talk about the primer “The strong base” for your skin type so that you rock that look without being worried about your makeup. Because if the base is strong, everything stays strong.

First of all, understanding, your skin type is the first step for any beauty routine or products. There are five types of facial skin that we categorise in the beauty industry.

  • Normal Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Understanding your skin type is the first step of taking care of your skin and makeup. Today I am gonna talk a little bit about each skin type and how you can choose your product that you can add in your vanity according to your skin type.

TYPE 1 – NORMAL SKIN 

This is the skin type that people die for. Its a well-balanced skin with balanced oil and hydration of the skin. You can choose a primer that is sweat proof. “Colorbar Perfect Match Primer” is a perfect silicon based primer, that can help you in achieving that flawless makeup look.

 

TYPE 2 – OILY SKIN

This is the type of skin that generates an excess amount of oil beneath your skin. Not only it makes your skin look greasy, but you also tend to clog the pores of your skin with excess oil, which can lead to acne and blackheads. It is recommended to wash your face multiple times in a day as it will help in removing the excess oil from your skin. Also, do not think that your skin doesn’t need hydration, it is recommended to moisturise your skin before going to sleep, as the excess oil blocks your pores and give an illusion that your skin is moisturised which is not valid. For this type of skin, I would recommend “M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+ Mate Vaporisateur Matifiant” A lightweight mattifying spray that refreshes skin while instantly controlling shine and oil on the surface without disturbing makeup. The innovative formula contains powders, silica and other oil-absorbing agents to help set makeup, rebalance and mattify skin.

TYPE 3-  DRY SKIN

Dry skin is usually caused by the various factors it depends upon your water drinking habits, climate changes, chlorinated pools, a job that require you to work in the fields. This type of skin requires more than a primer to achieve the mattifying or the glowing look. One needs to properly moisturise the skin with a good moisturiser or would recommend the essential oil too. “M.A.C Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion” is a lightweight serum that saturates the skin with a concentrated boost of hydration, making it a unique hybrid between skincare and priming. Gently soothes, revives and replenishes the skin while preparing it for the foundation.

TYPE 4- COMBINATION SKIN

Okay, so honestly this is my skin type. The “T-Zones” (Forehead, nose and chin) tends to get oily, and the other part of the face tends to get dry or normal. If you notice that your makeup starts to look greasy after a while on these three areas of the face. Then you tend to have combination skin. I have this skin type and trust me nothing gets me more irritated when makeup starts giving that extra glow, that I actually don’t need on my matte look. I have been using “Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer” The POREfessional Face Primer PRO Balm helps in minimising the appearance of pores & fine lines. You can apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent, oil-free formula helps in the stay of your makeup for longer.

TYPE 5- SENSITIVE SKIN

Sensitive skin is referred to as the skin type, which can easily irritate, allergize with anything that is not meant for it. I always recommended consulting dermatologists as skin is the largest organ of our body. It needs to be taken care of as seriously any other health problem. Nowadays a lot of dermatologists are there who can help you by recommending products are dermatology testes. “Clinique” is one brand which is dermatology tested and works like a miracle. Also, sensitive skin type should avoid any kind of fragrance in the product they use. It can cause irritation to the skin.

These are few primers that can be used according to your skin types. But as I always say, every skin type is different, and it is based on your lifestyle, the environment you live in, sleeping pattern and your genes. Do not hesitate to mention your favourite primer according to your skin type in the comments below. Would love to try!

My 5 must-have Lipstick shades by Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick range.

Alright, I am a sucker for lipsticks, be it in the middle of a music festival, a class going on, eating or done with the food in canteen or just a random house party. The only thing that I remember even in my high moments is “reapplying my lipstick”. I would say it’s my obsession just like everybody has one.

Whenever I post any selfie on my social media handle, girls do ask me about the shades. So today I decided to list down my 5 absolute favourite lip shades from Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks range that I can’t live without and a girl must have these shades in her kitty.

Brown: I remember I was in school probably 7 or 8 years old in the Nineties, brown was on a boom, and now in 2019 we are rocking this shade again. Its a must have tone in your vanity.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 75 FIGHTER is one shade I swear by when I want a rusty look.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 75 FIGHTER

Nude: Not only Kylie Jenner made nude shade so famous that nobody can stay away from it. Women from all around the world love nude lips and its so in fashion. But the trick for us “The Indian” beauties is, never wear nude lipsticks without a proper base as the nude colour washes out our face. It looks fabulous with smokey eyes look.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 65 SEDUCTRESS is one shade I love to use in the shoots I do or creating that perfect date night look.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 65 SEDUCTRESS

Peach: Peach is a beautiful colour that brightens the whole face and gives a very fresh vibe. You rock this shade with light colours in dresses and tops. It looks fantastic with a pastel shade.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 130 SELF-STARTER is the shade I swear by when I want to look chic and elegant.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 130 SELF-STARTER

Dark Brown: This shade comes in my “Bold” category. Whenever I wear this shade, it gives me defined confidence. A lot of women try to run away from dark lipsticks, but trust me, girls, this colour is not just bold; it provides that “Boss Bitch” look that I die for.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 85 PROTECTOR is one shade I love to rock in music events. It gives a very bold and sexy vibe and trusts me you’ll get a lot of attention while wearing this shade from both the genders.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 85 PROTECTOR

Purple: Now this is the shade that I get the most enquiries for, and honestly, I am obsessed with this one. Not only this colour just looks pretty and its something I get most compliments for. You can rock this shade with a day look, party look, ethnic or western look. It’s just “that perfect” shade for me that I can never imagine my vanity without.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 35 CREATOR is the shade which I wear when I am tired and don’t want to do makeup. Also, its the same shade that I wear when I want to get ready and do makeup. Haha. Honestly, I am in love with the shade and trust me, you’ll also not be able to resist. It looks fabulous.

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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 35 CREATOR

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks are one of the most used lipstick range in my day to day life. I love the formula of this brand, and it works wonders for me. Not only the shades but the stay of these lipsticks is commendable. Not only I recommend this product I use it too.

Nykka.com is giving a fantastic discount on this lipsticks as when I bought them from the store I paid INR 650 each. However, you can shop these at just INR 520 right now. I have mentioned the direct link below. So enjoy ladies.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

P.S. Remember, every human has a unique skin to body texture. It is not necessary that it will work for me so it will work for you too, vice versa. However, always moisturise your lips before applying any lipsticks as it will help you in not chapping the lips, and the product stays longer.