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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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All You Wanted To Know About Trends for Autumn 2013

As we get in the autumn in many parts of the world, it is actually the time to look ahead of the spring and summer trends that seem now to be boring. Here is a close take at the trends of the autumn and all you needed to know to stay in vogue. It is pertinent to mention here that there will be soon new trends on the block from new designers. These will just give you a hint what may rule the ramp and the stores in the coming months, and what clothes online you can invest into.

Trend 1: All in white:

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For the summers, we had all the colours to try on, and everyone seemed to love the trend of more colours and patterns. Designers for their fall collections have come up with a unique choice of white for an entire outfit, starting from head to the toe. Are you short on budget? Don’t worry, the trend will ensure that you have something to mix and match for every kind of look. The style is simple and easy to afford and ensemble.

Trend 2: Typical Patterns:

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Don’t go by the word, when we say typical, we mean classic in every aspect. There are some amazing patterns that came back in the limelight, which includes large mixed prints, leopard prints, and pinstripes to name a way. Every other design that seemed to be rocking in the past is a rage in the present autumn season. Victoria Beckham was one designer who seemed to be extremely impressed with the idea for her collection.

Trend 3: Green at its best:

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The colourful shades of green were looking enchanting in the collections of many designers such as Richard Chai Love and Marc Jacobs. Look for the most unobvious colours such as army green and emerald, and you will be surprised to see how it complements your skin tone and sense of fashion. Smart, elegant and truly rocking!

Trend 4: Slouchy Pants:

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Avoid those cropped pants and well fitted ones for some time in the autumn as this is the season that is all about loose pants. With narrow cut and loose detailing, such pants look worth millions when pair with heels and medium sized handbags. For the top, keep the details simple. The design proved to be a jackpot in collections of designers like Prabal Gurung and Calvin Klein.

Trend 5: Unique Outerwear:

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Think of Outerwear for the season in varied shapes combined with high heels. There are so many different ideas for coats with shapes and colours that can surprise any fashionista. Ideal for your weekends and casual hangouts, these kind of outwear must be at least in two different shapes in your collection. If you are looking for some inspiration, look for the collection of Marchesa and Altuzarra.

[Images Courtesy: http://www.glamour.com]

 

Bio: Suzy Walsh is a guest blogger and style expert associated with the fashion website, The House of Elegance Fashion, and is known best for her unique style statements. Her take on fashion and style is simply outstanding!

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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.

 

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

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


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