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I can be a little biased when it comes to Lakme products. Well, for one reason, the first ever product that I used as a teenager was the Lakme Natural Marble compact. And since then, Lakme’s quantity as well as the quality has never disappointed me!

For college days or days when I don’t feel like to dab on my lipstick, Lakme’s Rust Crush is a winner!

For someone like me who is constantly scared to experiment with bright colored lipsticks, Lakme’s Gloss stylist comes in handy.

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The packaging is cute and travel friendly. It comes in a transparent rectangle box with a silver metal finish.20131124_162157

What I really liked about the gloss stylist was that in spite of having a shimmery effect, it was not intense.

The one and only drawback about this product is that a single stroke doesn’t give you an opaque finish. A single stroke will give you a semi-transparent nude coverage. So, you might as well skip that nude lipstick and opt for the rust crush.

The gloss stylish lasts for about three to four hours depending on your meals.

Rating-4/5

Price- 700 rupees for 5ml. (Expensive, but worth it)

Available in other pastel colors too 🙂

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Its the rainy season! We yearn for the smell of the wet mud and the cool wind. While most of us enjoy sitting at the window pane enjoying that cup of hot chocolate, some unlucky fellas need to travel all the way to their respective office and college. Potholes, overflowing water, increasing humidity, acidic rain, sticky muck leads to frizzy hair, split ends, skin infections and diseases. So, how do you prevent yourself from getting infected?

We are crowdsourcing the rainy day beauty essentials that one can include in their daily routine during the monsoons. So let us know by commenting below, tweeting to us or by posting on our Facebook page!! Not only are we going to include your beauty essential but we will credit you too! So gather all your home made face pack recipes and beauty products and write to us! Last date to submit your entries: 16th June, 2013.

 

The six yard unstitched fabric looks elegant and sensual when draped on a lady.

An Indian saree has undergone the test of time. But, there’s a flattering twist to the modern era saree. With sarees becoming more contemporary, quirky and lighter, we no longer see the quintessential plain saree with an attractive border. Designers are experimenting with prints and vibrant colors. We love Yogesh Chaudhary’s Pacman print and Masaba Gupta’s shutterbug chic and lipstick blot print.Apart from the six yards, designers are opting for jackets and knitted tops instead of the prototypical blouse.

But, today is not a quirky day! It’s the wedding season and the quintessential saree works wonders! Consequently, I almost received a marriage proposal! Being a modern woman, this very saree helped me transit between the contemporary and ethnic society.

Saree - From my mother's collection

Saree – From my mother’s collection

Since, the saree was simple, I chose to do a smokey eye effect with a winged eye liner and red lips(which has worn out due to the amount of food and drinks).

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Winged Eye Liner- Lakme.
Lips- Faces Go chic Poppy Red

I kept the accessories to a minimal by wearing two gold kada’s and a gold jhumka.

Gold Jhumka- Ancestral

Gold Jhumka- Ancestral

 

Bangles and Ring- Colaba Causeway

 

Black and gold is a classic combination! I carried a diamond studded gold clutch.

Clutch-Linking Road Nail Art- DIY

Clutch-Linking Road
Nail Art- DIY

So, this was my first experiment of going Desi with the Indian Saree. Do you like it? Let me know by commenting below. We love your feedback!

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collage1“You have pretty hair but just straighten it a bit”, an anonymous aunty once told me. I didn’t want to. Not because I love my hair, but because it forms a very intrinsic part of my identity.

But growing up with wild curls was always a task. Imagine breaking combs, battling thousand split-ends and obviously fighting the cotton-candy mop. I have been through it all, So when a friend of mine recommended Kerastase, I didn’t mind trying. Believe me, no jokes, that is the best decision I took in Life.

Kerastase Oleo Curl Intense comes in a sturdy 200 ml bottle. Gel-like, a little goes a long way. But mind you, it has sulphates (I dont’ mind them at all) and the ingredients list does mention it.  After the first wash itself, I could feel that my curls were much more tamed and less rebellious. It was almost like my frizzies were thanking me for it.

It also comes with a masque, which in one word is the ‘BOMB’. It has a thick pudding-like texture and lasts for more than three months. The mask also doubles up as a home hair-spa alternative.

The only down side is the price. You will have to break your bank for this. But believe me you, it will be all worth it!

Pros:

1.       It’s a Kerastase product

2.       Makes your hair super manageable

3.       Best friend for curly girlies

Cons:

Price

1.       The shampoo comes for Rs 1400

The masque for Rs 2400

2.      Only available at select salons

Love,

Kay

Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise

Text:  Sarika Nagdeo

I love Accessories from Aldo but I prefer not to spend thousands of rupees on a necklace. Upon seeing this geometric necklace, It led me to take inspiration and recreate this piece of jewelry.  It’s simple, easy and quick. Citizenkay teaches you to make it in 4 simple steps. You wouldn’t regret trying this DIY.

Things that you need:

1. Straw turned into Triangles by folding them.

2. Silver Acrylic  Paint

3. A Gold Chain.

4. Any Color Art Paper.

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Step 1:

2editPaint the straws Silver.  I used Silver Glitter Nail Paint to make it shine.

 

Step 2:

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Cut the art paper into your triangle shapes and paste the paper onto the straws with fabric glue.

 

Step 3:

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Arrange your triangles according to your preference and chain it.

 

Step 4:

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The Final Beauty. Wear it over a black dress or on a blazer. It’s perfect for a summer day or night.

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Summer is here. So I went to the drug store to pick up a sun block lotion and the endless shelves of bottles are astonishing. Have you ever thought, “What’s with all the different SPF numbers?” If you’re confused by what these numbers mean, you’re not alone.

What does SPF mean?

Firstly, SPF means Sun Protection Factor. These numbers refer to the product’s ability to block out the sun’s burning rays.  Sunscreens with SPF 15 filter out 93 percent of UVB Rays, SPF 30 filters out 97 percent, SPF 50 blocks 98 percent, and SPF 100 blocks 99 percent of UVB rays.

If I wear a higher SPF sunscreen will I be protected for the whole day?

If you think, wearing a sunscreen with a higher SPF number will protect your skin, you are wrong. The effectiveness of a Sunscreen depletes over the day..And you need to reapply it every 2-3 hours.

It is cloudy today. So I don’t need a sunscreen?

False!  UVB rays reach into your home too. So Sunscreen is a must!

Neutrogena, Clinique or Lakme?

Citizenkay’s top 3:

Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block: Hasti Kenia a loyal customer of Neutrogena since 5 years says “I prefer Neutrogena since it is smooth and non-greasy. It absorbs instantly and does not cause any breakouts.”

Price: 499 for 88 ml tube.

Clinique Solar Smart SPF 30:

The sunscreen doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or sticky, so you can use it on the face and the neck. Plus, it dries to an invisible, matte finish. The scent of Clinique will surely make your money worth this sunscreen.

Price:  1,350.

Lakme  SPF 24++

It is a light feel sunscreen but takes time to absorb completely and also leaves little greasiness feel on the skin when applied it in large amount. It also leaves a light white cast on the skin.

Price: 135 for 50 gms.

Final Verdict:

For everyday wear its Lakme since it feels lighter on the skin, but for days when i need foolproof sun protection- nothing can beat Neutrogena!

 Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise.

Text: Sarika Nagdeo


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