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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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I have always had an inborn ability to take a pair of scissors and cut out old apparel. Unused clothing intimidates me to take up a pair of scissor and upcycle it into a beauty! A few weeks back, my mother asked me if she could use my old lab coat to clean the windowsills with it. Hence, I thought of upcycling my lab coat. You can wear the crop top with printed skinny tights or pair it with with ripped denim jeans.

Today, we transform a lab coat into a cropped t-shirt.

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  1. Cut your labcoat or a shirt along the dotted lines. I decided to try a high-low asymmetrical top since its awkward for a few of us to flaunt our tummy.

20130601_172050_20130601183950726This is how it should look!

2. Now, to enhance your cropped tee, start STUDDING! Start with laying down your studs on the pocket. Heart or a Star? Well, the decision is yours! 🙂collage13

3. Next, glue some colorful gems to your shirt collar.

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Isn’t it easy peasy? You can also dye the crop top for an ombre look.

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A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future says Coco Chanel. We at Citizenkay completely agree to her and review Two Dior Perfumes.

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Whether you like fruity or floral, one spritz of this fragrance will invoke the sweet smell of summer. This scent is perfect for a summer’s day. It speaks grace and romance. Close your eyes and take a whiff. Thanks to the rose and white musk that balance out a strong jasmine note, this heady scent makes you feel like you’re in a garden.

Packaging:

J’Adore is a classic but recently they have reinvented this scent by doing J’Adore L’Or and L’Absolu. The L’Absolu bottle is exactly the same as the original J’Adore. It is in a curvy bottle to represent the curvy body of a woman.

Ingredients:

When I Google’d to find its ingredients I was not surprised when I came across the results. When you open the bottle you can distinguish between the scents provided by this Dior. Its top note comprises of ylang-ylang; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine and rose; base notes are fruity notes, musk and woodsy notes.

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I am a huge fan of perfumes, especially the ones that infuse a strange mix of scents. I am not a girl who likes only fruity, citrus scents or even overtly sweet scents. When purchasing a perfume, I keep two basic things in mind: One being the smell and the other, the lasting power. Both, well, are clearly fulfilled by my recent buy. Strike one; good first impression.

So coming to the scent, I wanted this perfume since last year. Finally, two weeks ago, my father bought it from Singapore. Overjoyed, I took a whiff. I didn’t quite understand what exactly the scent was. It was a mixture between rust, vanilla and a strong pungent odour that cannot be described. Then I gave it another one, it was strange. Finally, I logged on to my best friend ‘Google’ to lend me some information on this weird smelling fragrance.

The perfume was originally launched in 1998 and was founded by Annick Menardo. The top notes include apricot, plum and coconut; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, brazilian rosewood and caraway; base notes are sandalwood, almond, vanilla and musk.

To me, it was a mismatch of all these scents. Given its ingredients, it is gives it an oriental flavour to it. Though I am a fan of such scents, I didn’t quite like this one. It gives a strange rusty and almost an ointment-like odour (not scent) that lingers all day. Still, madly guilty about this pricey purchase, I gave it a second chance and wore it in the evening. No, it didn’t help, so much so that I don’t even think I will wear this one in the winters (It is a winter scent).

So finally, the red bottle is resting on my vanity block, totally untouched. Some may like it as it may smell differently on different people. For me, I would go for any Indian attar than breaking my bank for this!

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.

Bangs are back with a bang this season. They never really went away but have changed with the New Year.

For those, who don’t want to cut the length of their hair and want a makeover, bangs are the perfect way to go..It goes without saying that bangs are perfect for hair shoulder length or longer, particularly when hair is naturally straight.

Wear it with a straight cut to fall on your eyebrows or swept haphazardly with a little peek-a-boo curtain like Priyanka Chopra or Chitrangada Singh . And if you’re leaning towards something a bit more romantic, side swept bangs are surely worth giving a try.

From Hollywood to Bollywood, bangs have become a favorite with all the A-listers.

Here’s look at all the bang lovers..

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