NYX powder puff lippie - review

NYX Powder Puff Lippie – Prank Call – PRODUCT REVIEW

Having a matte lipstick that is long-lasting and not harsh on the lips is every girls dream and NYX made that dream come true with their Powder Puff Lippie.

Lipsticks that are matte but are not harsh on the lips are a god sent. Having a matte lipstick in your kit is a must these days. They are long-lasting, look great and a good lipstick can just increase the oomph of your entire outfit.

Today, we will be reviewing one of the latest edition in our kit, the NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Cream. We got the colour Prank Call and absolutely love it. So without any more delay, let us tell you what the hype is about.

NYX Powder Puff Lippie

Let’s first start with the difference between the lippi and other lipsticks. It is the applicator. The NYX lippie comes in a tube with a cushion applicator. Now there are pros and cons to this applicator. Con – application of the liquid lipstick is not so precise because of the shape, but you can work with it. Pro – It smoothes everything out and helps the lipstick give that powder texture.

Talking about the formula, the liquid lipstick is a mousse that gives a powdery look once it dries on your lips. But, the best part is that it only looks powdery, meaning it is still creamy on the lips. It is hydrating and doesn’t chap your lips as other matte lipsticks do.

The lipstick is extremely lightweight and non-transferrable. To be honest, it is a great deal in Rs 650. The extremely pocket-friendly lip shade. The colours are all stunning. There is something for everyone. Prank Call is a great deep red colour.

This lipstick is a must-have in every collection.

Our rating: 4/5

Also read: PRODUCT REVIEW: HUDA BEAUTY POWER BULLET MATTE LIPSTICK, SHADE: JOYRIDE

Plum green tea toner

The miracle water! Plum green tea toner review

A toner is one skincare item that you cannot afford to leave out of your beauty regime. Today, we share with you our review of the green tea alcohol-free toner by Plum.

We follow a strict skincare routine, eat balanced diet and invest in expensive products to get younger looking skin and kick away the signs of ageing. And one product that has become a must-have in everyone’s regime is the toner.

A toner is a lotion or a wash aiming to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores. It also moisturises the skin and leaves it refreshed. Usually toner is applied after the cleansing steps and before putting on a moisturiser.

For those who have sensitive skin, they always look for products that have no chemicals or other nasty things. So, for them, we are reviewing the green-tea alcohol-free toner by Plum.

Plum green tea toner

Plum Green Tea Toner Review

The biggest advantage of this product is that it is alcohol-free. It does not cause any irritation on the skin. It gets absorbed quickly, leaving the skin refreshed. To buy this toner, you’ll have to shell out Rs 390 for a 200 ml bottle. It is pretty affordable and one bottle lasts a long time.

The toner has water consistency, so you can put a few drops on a cotton pad and then apply it or you can put it by taking the product on your palm. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and makes a good pair with any face cream.

The toner is rich in green tea extracts and has glycolic acid, which helps remove the dead skin. It does not leave the skin dry unlike alcohol-based toners.

To sum it up, this product is a must-try for those who are planning to purchase a toner for the first time. It is affordable, alcohol-free and feels good on the skin.

Our rating – 4.7/5 

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Malaika's DIY coffee scrub

Malaika Arora’s 3-ingredient body scrub will make your skin makkhan

Malaika Arora recently shared her DIY trick to make a body scrub at home. She just used three ingredients and this is one scrub you ought to try.

We always look at photos and videos of our favourite celebs and wonder how do they look so fabulous all the time. We think about the products they use or skin treatments they undergo to make their skin flawless. But what makes us really happy is when these stars share their beauty secrets with us. Recently, Malaika Arora shared her secret to supple skin and we can’t wait to try it.

The stunner revealed how she makes a super-easy coffee body scrub at home. All she took were three easily available kitchen ingredients.

To make Malaika’s DIY body scrub, you need to mix ground coffee with brown sugar and coconut oil. For one usage, you can mix one tablespoon of coffee powder with two tablespoon of brown sugar and 2 teaspoon of organic coconut oil. Mix the ingredients together to make a paste. Rub it all over your body and massage in circular motion. Once done, wash the scrub off and put on your favourite moisturiser.

Now, this scrub has many benefits. While the brown sugar helps remove the dead skin, the aromatic coffee works as an amazing antioxidant and the coconut oil moisturises the skin. You can easily use this scrub two to three times a week. If you don’t wish to make fresh scrub every time, you can also make a wholesome quantity and store it in the refrigerator.

ALSO READ: 7 EASY WAYS TO INCLUDE COFFEE IN BEAUTY ROUTINE

Taapsee's saree looks is goals (1)

Taapsee Pannu knows how to slay a saree. Proof in pics

Taapsee Pannu carries a saree better than anyone else and these photos are proof of that. Here are some of our favourite looks for you to get inspired.

A stunning saree is a must-have in every closet. Be it a basic black one, a shimmery sequinned number or a quirky one that leaves people speechless, every wardrobe should have a statement-making saree.

However, Taapsee Pannu has a way with saree and she has many many of them. From the simple ones to quirky ones, you name it and she has it. Today, we are going to share with you some of our favourite saree looks by Taapsee.

Saree Looks by Taapsee Pannu

A saree is the most beautiful outfit and Taapsee agrees.

This green silk saree with a quirky print is one of our most favourite looks.

A saree is as gorgeous as an evening gown if not better. Taapsee has proved this many times. From a sheer white sequinned saree to this stunning pink kanjivaram, the Pink actress has worn sarees at a lot of award nights.

Taapsee’s mantra is to go as quirky as it gets. She wore this red and white saree at one of the promotional events. Though the saree was basic, it was the blouse that stole the spotlight. It had a bow in the front that tied the pallu and brought ‘80s vibe with itself.

Have a look at some of the other looks

Taapsee Pannu’s fashion sense is impeccable. Be it ethnic wear or western wear, the actress can carry all with equal elegance. Her choice of films is also equally impressive. The actress has starred in many critically acclaimed films. She was last seen in the 2020 release Thappad.

You can also take a look at Katrina Kaif’s quarantine fashion.

Take a look inside Parineeti Chopra's home

Step inside the modern home of Parineeti Chopra. You will fall in love

Come along and take a look inside the modern-chic home of Parineeti Chopra. You will be highly inspired to redo the interiors of your home.

We have always been interested in what the homes of celebrities look like. Looking at the way they have designed their homes and how they have styled it, suiting their personalities, it is always great to take some ideas. Whenever we look at something beautiful, we do get inspired to add it in our lives and give it our own personal touch.

The same is with interior designing. Celebrities have beautiful homes and when we look at them, we always feel like doing something similar to our safe haven. Today, we are going to look at the gorgeous home of Parineeti Chopra.

The Kesari actress has made a modern-chic home for herself in the busy Mumbai city. The colours of the furniture and the walls give a very calm vibe to her home which is perfect to come back to after a busy day.

Drawing Room

She has set a monochromatic look for her drawing room. The furniture is a mix of white and black and the floor to ceiling door gives it a very outdoor-indoor living vibe. It also has a great view of the Mumbai skyline.

Straight to the serene balcony of Parineeti Chopra

From her drawing/dining room to her balcony, it follows a minimalistic theme. No fuss-no muss is Parineeti’s mantra when it comes to outdoor spaces.

Have a look at some of the other areas

Parineeti’s entire home has wooden flooring and you will see some great pieces of wooden furniture in her serene home.

You will also see some pop of colours in her home and let us tell you, Parineeti has a shoe closet to die for.

Did you like Parineeti Chopra’s home?

You can also take a look inside Katrina Kaif and Taapsee Pannu’s home.

Better than sex mascara - review

Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara – product review

Today, we will be reviewing the holy grail of mascaras for you. Too Faced’s Better Than Sex is a must-have for everyone.

Anybody who loves makeup or even remotely applies it knows the importance of mascara. Having a great mascara in your kit is extremely important. It takes your entire look up a notch and completes your makeup.

But there are so many options out there to pick from and to help you, today, we are going to review the mascara that created a lot of buzz. We are talking about none other than, Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara.

It is the holy grail for a lot of people and today, we are going to tell you if it is worth or not.

Mascara Review

Let’s first get done with the price. It comes in two sizes. The 4.8ml bottle would cost you Rs 1,050 and the 8ml bottle is for Rs 1,900.

Now let’s talk about the product. The first thing that you will notice when you open the mascara is the application wand. It has an hourglass structure which is very common with Too Faced’s mascaras. We have not seen a lot of other companies use a similar brush. The shape of the brush helps you get closer to the eye which is always a plus with the mascaras.

The mascara in itself applies like butter, it is really smooth and doesn’t make the lashes stick together as well. The best part is, unlike a lot of other mascaras, it does not become clumpy on your eyelashes. Instead, it curls them and gives you dramatic volume while making your lashes look longer.

It surely is an all in one product and you know what is better than one coat of a great mascara? Two coats of a great mascara; apply twice for best results.

However, there is some room for improvement, after a few hours, it does get a little flaky which is not a great thing for the price that you are paying.

Our rating – 4/5

We will surely buy it again.

Also read: PRODUCT REVIEW: DOT & KEY VITAMIN C SERUM CONCENTRATE

Kareena Kapoor Khan maternity looks

Looking back at Kareena Kapoor Khan’s maternity style files

Leaving fans delighted, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan recently announced that they are set to become parents again. Here’s looking back at Kareena’s maternity looks from when she was pregnant with Taimur Ali Khan.

From leaving everyone floored with her elegance in her debut movie Refugee to starting a frenzy with her character Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to becoming one of the most celebrated stars of the Hindi film industry, Kareena Kapoor Khan has achieved a lot in her two-decade-long career. Not just this, she has also established herself as the ultimate style queen. After all, it’s just Kareena who can make a simple T-shirt look like couture.

Yesterday, the stunner and her hubby Saif Ali Khan announced that they expecting their second child. The couple was blessed with a baby boy back in 2016. Back when Kareena was pregnant with Taimur Ali Khan, she never shied away from flaunting her pregnancy weight. Bebo had made many public appearances, giving us major style goals.

At that time, it was all about maxi dresses and long shrugs for the actress. Even her traditional looks were on point. As the actress embarks on the beautiful journey once again, we share our favourite maternity looks of the diva.

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s maternity looks:

Kareena, who made her Bollywood comeback with Veere Di Wedding, was shooting for her next with Aamir Khan before the lockdown. She also has Karan Johar’s Takht in the pipeline, which is yet to go on the floors.

ALSO READ: BEFORE-AFTER PICS OF KAREENA KAPOOR TO PROVE SHE’S THE ULTIMATE STYLE QUEEN

How to do a bikini right

Happy Birthday Sara Ali Khan: How to do bikini right acc. to the actress

If you are also a beach baby just like Sara Ali Khan, you need to have a good bikini wardrobe. Take inspiration from the actress.

Sara Ali Khan loves to spend her time on the beach. The actress is a water baby and her Instagram account is a testimony to that statement. Being the water baby that she is, the actress obviously has a great collection of bikinis. Because what else do you wear at a beach, right?

So today, as the Simmba actress turns 25, we are going to talk about her style and the correct bikinis according to the actress. Disclaimer: At the end of this article, you might start planning your next beach vacation and order some bikinis for the same.

So, let’s just dive right into it.

Sara loves a two-piece swimsuits. In all her photos, the actress is wearing a stunning bikinis. This white and green one is one of our favourites.

When you have to make things a little more interesting, it is time to get the animal print out. This two-piece animal swimsuit takes things up a notch.

White bikini for the win. It is not just us, but Sara believes that too.

A little floral print never hurt anyone.

Black will always be in vogue and Sara proves exactly that in this picture.

The actress also rang in her birthday with her brother in Goa. She is enjoying a lot of pool time and giving us the inspiration to amp up our bikini wardrobe. This neon green bikini seems like a must in every wardrobe.

Not just bikinis, Sara also loves a good ethnic outfit. Have a look at some of her best ensembles.

DIY masks that will make hair stronger

DIY masks to tackle hair fall during monsoon

If you are also dealing with hair fall and want to do something about it, then these DIY hair masks should become a part of your hair care routine.

Monsoon is here and so is the hair fall season. With the rain and the amazing weather comes the hair loss. Hair fall is something that we all anyways dread but the rains somehow intensify the hair loss every year.

During this weather, your hair needs special care and attention. We are here to tell you how you can do it. DIY masks or organic masks can do wonders for your hair. No no, we are not just saying that, we have tried it and we love the idea of making hair masks at home. They are quick and effective. The feeling of knowing what is there in the products you are applying on your hair just makes you feel great.

So without further ado, let’s dive into details about the DIY masks for hair fall control.

Banana, Almond Oil and Amla hair mask

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Almond oil and alma are great for hair, that is common knowledge. But mixing the two with banana takes things up a level. To make the hair mask, mash a banana. To that add a little bit of amla powder and a few drops of almond oil. Mix them nicely and apply on your hair. Leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. You will feel the softness in your hair instantly.

Apply this mask at least once a week and you will see the results.

Green Tea and Egg hair mask

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Mix two tablespoons of green tea powder with one egg yolk. Stir the two nicely until they form a creamy texture. Apply the paste on your hair and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. After that, rinse off the mask with cold water and use a mild shampoo later. The Green tea has antioxidants that help nourish the hair and make hair roots stronger.

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Style mistakes to dodge

5 style mistakes you should always avoid

Worried that instead of making a style statement, your sartorial pick may get tagged as a faux pas? Here, we share with you five style mistakes that you should never make.

Getting ready is not just putting on layers of clothes, it’s an art not many are proficient at. Building a look is no cakewalk and those who take it as a therapy would know how relaxing it can be. But if you are a fashion enthusiast, then you would also know how easily a look can go wrong.

There are several things that can easily go wrong, making a look go from ‘wow’ to ‘damn no’. In order for you to avoid the same, we share with you five style mistakes that you should always dodge.

Too much neon is a big no-no

Neon has been in the trend for the longest time. But acing this colour palette is not easy. Make sure that only one item in your look is neon. It can either be your top or lowers or shoes. You can even pair an all-white outfit with a neon bum bag. But never go all out with this colour.

Only one statement jewellery

One thing that you should always keep in mind is that you should only have one eye-catcher in your look. It can either be the earrings or the necklace or the belt. Having too much accessories can make the look go wrong.

Style mistakes to dodge
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Don’t go too basic

While going all out with colours should be avoided, going too basic is also a mistake that you should never do. Basic is boring but that can be easily change that with a bit of colour pop. It can be a pink eye shadow with an all-black outfit or an oversized tan bag with a white dress.

Avoid cakey makeup

The way you do your makeup can make or break the look. And doing cakey base is one of the biggest style mistakes. Remember your base should always be as light and as natural as it can be. Balancing the makeup is also very important. If you are going for bold eyes, then you should always opt for nude lips and vice-a-versa.

Style mistakes to dodge
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Wrong footwear can spoil the look

Many may not agree to it but footwear makes a lot of difference. Picking the right one is very important. Imagine the horror of teaming a kurta-palazzo set with boots or sneakers. That’s nothing less than a disaster.

ALSO READ: 5 TYPES OF HEELS AND HOW TO STYLE THEM

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Dot & Key vitamin C serum review

PRODUCT REVIEW: Dot & Key vitamin C serum concentrate

With the goodness of kakadu prune and acerola cherry, the ‘glow revealing’ vitamin C serum from Dot & Key aims at enhancing skin brightness. Read our review of the product below.

When it comes to skincare, we often pick products that don’t contain any chemicals. However, there are some chemicals that can do wonders for your skin and should definitely be a part of your skincare regime. Hyaluronic acid is one such chemical. If used correctly, it can have many skin benefits such as reduced dry skin and fine lines. It may also decrease hyperpigmentation.

And there is one skincare line that is giving the goodness of hyaluronic acid packed with many other amazing ingredients in their product. You guessed it right, we are talking about Dot & Key. Read our review of their vitamin C serum below.

Dot & Key glow revealing vitamin C serum concentrate review

Let’s start with the packaging, the serum comes in a pretty yellow box that gives you all the information you’ll need about the product. The serum bottle seems durable and comes with a dropper. The 30 ml packaging will cost you Rs 975, which is pretty affordable when compared to other face serums. However, there is one drawback, this product is available only in one size.

Kakdu prune and acerola cherry are two of its main ingredients. The product claims to ‘boost collagen production, accelerates repair and smoothens expression lines’. We would say that it does combat dullness, making the skin look bright instantly. As for the pigmentation removal and reduced signs of ageing, you cannot expect that to happen overnight. You’ll have to use the product regularly for a while for it to show the results.

Coming to the usage, as soon as you’ll open the bottle, you will know that it is packed with vitamin C because of its fragrance. This is a thick serum, so 4-5 drops would be enough at a time. You can just take the product on your palm and then put it on your face and massage it all over.

While the brand suggests that this serum should be used every night, btw this is a PM serum, we would suggest that you should start by putting it three times a week. And once your skin gets used to it, you can increase the usage. Apart from that, we would also suggest that before applying this on your face, you should do an allergy test. Because it is a chemical-laden product, it is always better to know if your skin has any negative reactions to it.

To sum it up, we would say that you should definitely give it a try. The quality and quantity of this serum are good and it is pretty affordable. It does show good results given that you use it for a while. We would definitely put in our must-try list.

Out rating: 4.7/5

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Rihanna's nighttime skincare routine revealed

Rihanna’s nighttime skincare routine is all about being minimalistic and impactful

Always wondered what’s the secret behind Rihanna’s flawless skin? Recently, Rihanna gave details about her nighttime skincare routine. Read on…

You groove to her songs, follow her fashion mantras and get envy with her flawless skin. You guessed it right, we are talking about music icon Rihanna. Recently, the stunner, who has been ruling the beauty industry with her brand – Fenty, revealed her secrets to healthy and supple skin.

In the Go To Bed With Me series from Harper’s Bazaar, Rihanna gave details about the skincare routine she follows at night. To say the least, her skincare routine is easy to follow and perfect for those who don’t like to put too much on their skin.

Rihanna’s nighttime skincare routine

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STEP 1

Rihanna starts her nighttime skincare routine by cleansing her skin and removing the makeup. For this step, while she uses a two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser from her beauty line, you can have two products to do the task. With the help of a makeup remover/micellar water/coconut oil, you can first remove the makeup and then clean your skin by using a face wash/cleanser.

Giving a quick tip, the singer also shared that hydrating the skin is very important. For this, apart from drinking water, one can also keep hydrating their face with a mist. She also shared that vitamin C is also very important for the skin.

STEP 2

Coming to the second step, after cleaning her skin, Rihanna then puts on fat water, which is a combination of a toner and a serum. For this step, too, you can go for two separate products – toner and serum.

Step 3

For the final step, the diva uses a moisturiser from her beauty like, which also has sunscreen combined in it. For this step, you can just use your favourite moisturiser. But during the day, you need to double it with a sunscreen.

ALSO READ: OUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO AN EASY NIGHTTIME BEAUTY ROUTINE

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II

The magic potion! Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II – REVIEW

After reviewing an AM face serum by Farsáli, we thought of sharing our thoughts on a PM serum. Scroll down to read our review of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum.

Face serums have become a huge trend in the beauty industry and many popular brands have been trying new formulas to pack all the goodness in a compact bottle.

Now, if you have been following any beauty blogger online or have been watching Youtube tutorials, then you would know how important it is to provide your skin that something extra with the help of a serum.

Face serums can be categorised into AM and PM serums, meaning there are some you can use in your daytime routine and some can be used in the night. Today, we’ll be talking about the latter.

Estée Lauder, a brand known for its premium quality, has this amazing night serum, which we feel is a must for everyone. Today, we’ll be reviewing the same.

Read our review of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II

This serum is available in five sizes, the smallest being 7 ml, which is just perfect if you are trying the product for the first time. The small bottle will cost you Rs 1,250.

The biggest bottle that you can get is of 75 ml and to get that, you’ll have to splurge Rs 9,900. And the other three sizes range between Rs 3,900 and Rs 7,900.

Unlike many serums in the market, this one doesn’t have a fruity and flowery fragrance to it. It’s a different smell that a few may not like but it’s not there for long.

For one application, you’ll just need 4-5 drops and it will cover your face and neck.

The result of the product is very visible and you will start noticing the different within a week of application. It leaves the skin looking radiant and hydrated and the next morning, you’ll have a healthy looking skin.

To conclude, we would say that this is a magic potion that you must try. It’s costly but investing in your skin is important.

Our rating: 4.5/5

ALSO READ: PRODUCT REVIEW – FARSÁLI SKINTUNE BLUR

Know all about heels

5 types of heels and how to style them

Looking for some style inspiration? Here, we share with you five different types of heels and how you can rock them like a pro.

For those who take dressing up as therapy know how difficult it is to get the whole looks ready. From picking the right outfit to matching it with the perfect accessories to looking for the perfect makeup palette, building a statement-making look is an art not many are proficient at.

And when it comes to it, footwear can change the whole game. A girl can never have too many heels. Did you know wearing an apt pair of heels not only corrects your posture but can also make you feel confident.

In today’s edition of sharing the little bit knowledge we have about style, we’ll be telling you about different types of heels and how you can rock them.

Block heels

Types of heels
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The same says it all. The big block is comfortable yet stylish. It has a bit of retro vibe to it and works will with midi dresses. You can also style these with pantsuits and make for an eye-catching formal ensemble.

Wedge heels

Types of heels
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The most comfortable heels are the wedges. Your feet don’t cry for help when you wear them, so, you can go as high as you wish. You should always style your traditional outfits with wedge heels. Standing for long hours at a wedding or any other function can be tedious, which is why you can depend on your heels for some comfort.

Kitten heels

Types of heels
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Kitten heels are slim pointed heels of short length. You can easily rock them with a well-fitted jeans for a casual outing. You can also team them with straight cotton pants and kurta.

Stilettos

Types of heels
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The mother of all heels, stilettos can make any look sultry. Wearing them for a long time can be a tad bit difficult but they can be paired with any and every outfit.

Platform heels

Types of heels
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As the name suggests, these heels are like small platforms, at a height from all side. These heels are really good for those who are not very tall as they are comfortable and one can easily go for big heels. These work well with western outfits but can also be paired with traditional looks.

Also Read: 5 WAYS TO STYLE THE BASIC WHITE SHIRT

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Party outfits featuring Ananya Panday

Ananya Panday’s party looks you need to bookmark

Wish to make a statement at a party? Take style cues from Bollywood actress Ananya Panday and make heads turn with your sartorial picks.

For a fashionista, when it comes to attending a party, her ultimate goal is to make jaws drop with her picks. From picking the right outfit to teaming it with perfect accessories to amping up the look with oodles of highlighter, she puts in a lot of thought to make the statement.

However, there is one millennial who has become fashion police’s favourite with her choices. Her style is quirky, trendy and oh-so-chic. You guessed it right, we are talking about Ananya Panday.

Two-films-old Ananya makes sure to express her bubbly personality with her looks, which is something all millennials should learn. Scroll through her Instagram feed and you will find yourself taking oodles of notes.

Ananya can also give you lots of lessons in styling party outfits. From an unique beach-inspired dress to a classic black dress with a pinch of pink, Ananya’s style files are worth bookmarking.

Here, we share with you our fav party look created by Ananya Panday.

Aren’t all her looks just too good? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Meanwhile, we all know that Ananya set foot in the film industry with Punit Malhotra’s Student of the Year 2, following which, she starred in Pati Patni aur Woh.

The diva will be soon starring in Khaali Peeli alongside Ishaan Khatter. She will also be seen in Shakun Batra’s next, which also stats Deepika Padukone.

ALSO READ: TAKE A LOOK INSIDE ANANYA PANDAY’S HOUSE WITH US

Our fav perfumes

Prada to Carolina Herrera: Our most favourite perfumes of all time

Smelling good is really important. Find the perfumes that you like and invest in them. From sweet smelling ones to the musky ones, here is a list of our favourite perfumes.

You can dress up in your most gorgeous outfit, have the perfect makeup on, but if you smell bad, it is over. Your fragrance or your perfume can make or break your game. A good perfume really amps up your look.

That is not all, if you smell good, you feel confident and well, obviously you get more hugs when you smell great rather than when it is the other way round. Hugs… remember them? So today, we are going to talk to you about our most favourite perfumes of all time. Without any more delay, let’s just dive into it.

Carolina Herrera – Good Girl

The first thing that we really loved about this perfume was its out-of-the-box bottle. The dark-coloured translucent high heel will steal your heart in the first go. It is one of those Eau De Parfum Légère that has a sweet smell to it, which is very pleasant to the nose. The perfume is long-lasting. It will cost you Rs 7,150.

Prada – Candy

It is one of the best perfumes that we have come across in a long long time. The sweet flowery smell is combined with musk to tone it down a little, which makes for one of the best fragrances. There is a warmth in the smell and if sweet-smelling perfumes are your jam, you will fall in love with this one. One bottle might cost you somewhere around Rs 6,000.

Versace – Crystal

A 50 ml bottle for this Eau De Toilette will cost you around Rs 5,000. It has really floral notes and the base notes are again sandalwood, amber and musk. The base notes are the most long-lasting ones. Having this bottle in your collection is a must.

Davidoff – Coolwater

We are sure that all of you must be aware of the quite famous Davidoff Coolwater. It is one of the most liked perfumes for men, but today we are going to talk about the Eau De Toilette. This scent is fresh and is majorly inspired by the ocean but given a little tone of lavender too. For the large bottle, you will have to shell out Rs 5,075.

Which one is your favourite? Tell us in the comments section. You can also learn how to make solid perfumes at home.

Farsáli Skintune Blur product review

Product review: Farsáli Skintune Blur

This one is for all those makeup enthusiasts who love trying new products. Scroll down to read our review of Farsáli Skintune Blur.

When it comes to skincare, it takes a lot of time to figure out what products work and what don’t. And one product that has been in trends for the longest time is face serum. Frankly, there are many options available in the market and there are many amazing products out there by several top brands.

Today, we are going to talk about one such face serum by a brand, which has recently launched in India. Here, read our review of Skintune Blur face serum by Farsáli.

Farsáli Skintune Blur product review

If you go by the brand’s description of the product, then this face serum ‘softly blurs the skin’ and ‘reduces the appearance of pores and imperfections’. It also leaves a ‘bright fine-tuned effect’.

The product is available in two sizes 10 ml and 30 ml and you will have to shell out Rs 1,750 and Rs 4,750 respectively to get your hands on this serum. However, we would recommend that if you are trying this product for the first time, you should go for the smaller size.

We, too, tried the smaller pack. However, we felt that the quantity is too less for the price they are asking. The quality is very good but before you get a hang of the product, it comes to the verge of finishing.

Coming to the effect, it does not blur out the pores but it gives a fine texture to the skin, making it smooth. It makes the skin look shiny and supple. It can also be used as a primer to set makeup.

You can even include this in your skincare routine. You can apply it as a last step after applying the moisturiser.

To sum up, we would say that you can try out this product if you like Farsáli as a brand. We were really impressed with their Haldi Eyes, which is why we gave this one a try. You would have to splurge a bit, but this product demands a place in your kit.

Our Rating: 3/5

ALSO READ: FARSÁLI HALDI EYES: GOODNESS OF TURMERIC PACKED TOGETHER – PRODUCT REVIEW

Rakhi looks by Janhvi Kapoor

Get rakhi ready! Check out our fav Janhvi Kapoor traditional looks

This Rakhi, make a style statement by taking traditional outfit inspiration from Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor.

All brothers and sisters around the country are very excited as the day that celebrates their special bond is just around the corner. However, this year celebrations have changed a bit. As we all follow social distancing norms to keep each other safe, we are restricting ourselves to a smaller gathering. But this doesn’t mean that you should not dress up to the T for Rakhi.

Festivals like Rakshabandhan give us a chance to dress in our best traditional outfits. And talking about traditional wear, it’s Janhvi Kapoor’s name that always comes to our mind. From rocking a simple kurta with palazzo pants to channelling her inner desi girl in a bandani saree, one can always depend on Janhvi Kapoor for style inspiration. 

So, this Rakhi, we decided to stalk our favourite star kid and pick our favourite traditional looks created by the actress. 

Janhvi Kapoor’s traditional looks for Rakhi

If you have been following Janvhi, then you would know that white dominates her traditional wardrobe. However, she makes sure to always add a pop of colour to her looks. 

Not just this, it won’t be wrong to say that Janhvi has a sweet spot for jhukas and bangles and you, too, can amp up any look with multiple glass bangles or a few statement ones. 

You can also accessorise your traditional looks with silver jhumkas or chandbalis or can even go for a maang tikka. However, if you select the last option, make sure you pick the maang tikka and ditch other jewellery. This way, you’ll be able to balance the whole look. 

Just like Janhvi, you should also let your hair free and keep your makeup light. 

ALSO READ: HOW TO STYLE CHIKANKARI KURTA IN MONSOON

Priyanka Chopra inspired ways to style denim

Different ways of styling denim, ft. Priyanka Chopra

Denim is one of the most versatile materials that has always been a part of our wardrobe. Here, take a style lesson from Priyanka Chopra and learn how to style denim in different ways.

When it comes to fashion, no one does it better than Priyanka Chopra. The global icon, who has been in the entertainment industry for two decades, has been a muse for many celebrated designers around the world. Even her regular attires are nothing less than couture.

Talking about the actress’ outfits, denim seems to be one of her favourite materials. She has been spotted wearing different denim outfits at several occasions.

If you have been wondering how you, too, can rock this evergreen fabric, then you can take style inspiration from Priyanka.

Denim mini dress

Perfect for summer, this denim mini dress is a wardrobe must-have. The interesting thing is that you can team it with sneaker, boots or even flip flops.

Denim jacket

One can use a denim jacket to layer any outfit. It is light, suits all weathers and never goes out of style.

Must-have jeans

If you want to get the basics right, then you should definitely have a well-fitted pair of jeans in your closet.

The skirt jacket combo

An outfit like this is perfect for a brunch outing. Just put on a pair of oversized hoop earrings and your favourite heels.

Denim blazer

Wish to add an interesting twist to your formal looks? Get your hand on a denim blazer like Priyanka’s.

ALSO READ: PRIYANKA CHOPRA TEACHES THE RIGHT WAY TO DO MONOTONE OUTFITS

Kiara Advani's holiday fashion is goals

Comfy clothing with a high-end bag is holiday fashion for Kiara Advani

Kiara Advani turned 28 today and on the occasion of her birthday, we are going to talk about her holiday fashion and what it comprises of.

Kiara Advani turned 28 today. The actress became a prominent name after her film Kabir Singh hit the theatres. Kiara has also made a name for herself as quite the fashionista in Bollywood. From her Chanel and Dior bags to Balenciaga shoes, the actress has become an inspiration for many.

But today, on the occasion of her birthday, we are specifically going to talk about her holiday fashion and why every girl needs to take tips from it.

From the looks of it, during her holidays, Kiara makes sure that her outfits are extremely comfy and chic at the same time. Be it Italy or South Africa, for the actress comfort comes first. But that does not mean that style will take a back seat.

Kiara Advani’s looks from Italy

From flowy dresses to bralettes, the actress looked like a dream throughout her Italian vacation. The picturesque backdrops made the images of the actress even more stunning. In every photo, Kiara can be seen with subtle make-up and high-end bag. From Christian Dior’s saddle bag to the Gucci cloth, the actress had the perfect object to accessorise her look.

Kiara Advani’s look from South Africa

Though the actress did not share a lot of pictures from this trip, they were enough to prove us right. She loves a comfortable hoodie. In one of the images, Kiara can be seen in a hot air balloon wearing a baby pink hoodie. According to us, everyone should have a hoodie in their wardrobe.

The second image shows her in an extremely basic beige-button down jumpsuit. But of course, she was carrying the Louis Vuitton.

Let us take a look at some more pictures from her vacations.

You can also read about the essentials that you should take along from Anushka Sharma while travelling.

Mantra hair revival serum - Review

Mantra’s Hair Revival Serum – product review

If you have also been struggling with extensive hair loss this season, then we have the perfect product for you. Today, we are reviewing Herbal Mantra’s hair revival serum.

Hair fall is a part and parcel of life. We have accepted it in its full glory. However, it is the monsoon season when the hair fall reaches its peak and every time you comb your hair, your heart breaks a little.

Even though everyone goes through it and it is a natural process, it does not mean that we will stop taking steps to slow down the hair fall and make our follicles stronger. This time we are using a herbal product by a brand that has been getting a lot of praise for its great products lately. We are talking about Mantra and we are reviewing the hair revival serum from their Anantam ageless collection.

HAIR REVIVAL SERUM

The basic constituents of the serum are Moroccan argan oil, teamed with extracts of bhringraj, fenugreek, almond oil and wheat germ. These products together work to make hair stronger by sealing the cuticles, undoing the environmental damage.

The serum also helps to enhance the shine and smoothness for all types of hair. It even soothes out frizz, removes tangles and makes the hair healthier and thicker.

The best part about this product is that it is silicone, paragon and paraffin-free. No artificial colour or fragrance has been added to it. Talking about the fragrance, as everything in this serum is natural, its smell is extremely pleasing. It has a very sweet smell if we can say that. You’ll have to shell out Rs 1,990 to get this serum.

To use this product, take one pump in your hands and apply it on your scalp. Moisturise the serum nicely for 2 minutes with fingertips. This non-greasy serum is the perfect leave-in conditioner that we have all been looking for.

And it actually works. A small amount goes a long way, so you will have this product with you for long and in a month, the results will be visible. We like it and surely think that it is worth a try.

Our rating: 4/5

You can also read our review for Farsali Haldi Eyes.

Skincare mistakes to avoid

5 skincare mistakes you should never make

Wanting to get that flawless and supple skin? Here, we share with you five skincare mistakes that you should always avoid.

When it comes to skincare, we all know it’s no cakewalk. We all put in a lot of efforts to hide fine lines and to get rid of dark circles. For most of us, the ultimate goal is to get supple and flawless skin. But in an attempt to do so, we often make mistakes that can have negative results.

For many this is a major cause of concern. People often worry if they are unknowingly harming their skin. Has this been concerning you as well? If yes, then we have some tips that may prove helpful. 

Listed below are five skincare mistakes that you should never make.

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Not knowing your skin type 

Before applying anything on your skin, you should know if the product is even suitable for your skin. For this, it is important that you know your skin type. If you don’t do this, you might put a product which is not made for your skin and it may have a bad reaction. One can also take help from a dermatologist to know their skin type. 

Not checking for allergies 

While only a few people have sensitive skin, others, too, can have a bad reaction from the products that they don’t test for allergies. One should never put any product on their face without knowing what all ingredients are there in it. An easy way to check for allergies is by applying a bit of product on the back of your hand or on your elbow.

Splurging too much on skincare products 

If you are building your skincare routine for the first time and are not sure what all will work for you, then one big mistake that you can easily avoid is spending too much on skincare products. You can simply buy sample size products and see if they suit your skin or not. By doing this, you can easily discard the products that do not work for you and you will also get to try a variety of products.

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Switching your skincare routine too often 

After testing a lot of products, we get to make our skincare routine. Our skin takes time to get used to those products. One of the biggest skincare mistakes that one can make is switching these products quite often. One should stick to their skincare regime and let those products show their effect. 

Not including kitchen ingredients in beauty regime 

There are so many amazing ingredients available in the kitchen that should be a part of your beauty routine. If you have not been using these wonder ingredients, then it is a sin. You should try to use as many DIY products as possible. You can make a variety of packs, masks and scrubs at home. However, you should never put things like baking powder or garam masala on your face. 

ALSO READ: 5 COLOURED LIPSTICKS THAT SUIT FAIR TO MEDIUM INDIAN SKIN TONES

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Coloured lipsticks for fair to medium skin tone

5 coloured lipsticks that suit fair to medium indian skin tones

Looking to buy some lipsticks? Here, we share with you five lip colours that work well for fair to medium Indian skin tones.

While it is true that a bit of colour on the lips can change the whole look, there is no denying the fact that finding the right colour is a big task. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, most of us have been shopping online. It, for sure, is convenient but most of the time, we don’t get the exact shade that we order.

If the same thing has happened with you, then we have something that will prove helpful. Here, we have shared five lipsticks that work well for fair to medium Indian skin tones. These lipsticks are vibrant, colourful and in our must-have list.

MAC – RUBY WOO

This one is the most popular shade by MAC. The deep bold red of Ruby Woo works amazingly well for the Indian skin tones. And, it teams well with both traditional and western outfits.

Coloured lipsticks for fair to medium skin tone

SUGAR MATTE AS HELL CRYON LIPSTICKS – PRINCESS PEACH

If you are someone who likes anything but usual, then you should try this peachy-tangerine lip crayon by Sugar. This works well with nude shimmery eye makeup and even with a simple eyeliner. This lipstick is from Sugar’s matte as hell crayon lipstick collection in the shade – Princess Peach.

Coloured lipsticks for fair to medium skin tone

MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY INK CRYON – STAY EXCEPTIONAL

Maybelline had launched the crayon version in their super stay collection after their liquid lipsticks from the same got popular. This shade – Stay Exceptional – has a subtle pink hue to it. It is for those who don’t like brown nudes but want a shade which is similar to that palette.

HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID MATTE – FAMOUS

Next on the list is Huda Beauty’s liquid matte in the shade – Famous. This one is perfect if you want your lips to do all the talking. This is a bold colour and the trick to rock this shade is that you keep your eye makeup minimal.

Coloured lipsticks for fair to medium skin tone

SMASHBOX ALWAYS ON LIQUID LIPSTICKS – BABE ALERT

Products from Smashbox are known for their quality. This one, too, is a premium liquid lipstick from their Always On collection. Babe Alert has a hint of red mixed with brown. This subtle shade can be the top pick for your formal looks.

Coloured lipsticks for fair to medium skin tone

ALSO READ: OUR FAVOURITE LIPSTICKS FOR DUSKY GIRLS (THAT ARE NOT BROWN)

Ways to style chikankari kurtas

How to style chikankari kurta in monsoon

Bid adieu to body-hugging dresses and corset tops, and opt for comfy and oversized chikankari kurtas this season. Here, we tell you different ways to style them.

With the increased humidity level, our clothing options have become limited. While synthetic outfits have become a big no-no, wearing heavy denim material has also become difficult. Monsoon calls for oversized clothes with breathable material. But does putting comfort first means that fashion will take a back seat? It does not! This season, make a statement by dressing up the desi way in chikankari kurtas

Many celebrities from the telly world have also been crushing over this embroidery design that rules the markets in Lucknow. After all, it brings the nawabi nazakat with it. From Rashami Desai and Hina Khan to Karishma Tanna and Aamna Sharif, many stunners have been giving us wardrobe inspiration for the season. 

How to rock chikankari kurtas

Now, styling a chikankari kurta is literally a cakewalk as it teams up well with anything. If you are in a mood for experimenting, then you can pick a contrasting colour combination. You can go for a bight coloured kurta with a white embroidery and can team it with white pyjama or palazzo pants. 

Another way to style a chikankari kurta is to team it up with matching lowers. You can also wear a kurta set that has heavy embroidery design all over to your casual outings. 

Combining desi with videsi, you can also pair a comfy kurta with your favourite jeans. You can even add an interesting twist by teaming the outfit with a fanny pack. 

Looking for an easy-breezy kurta look? Take a cue from Alaya F. An oversized kurta is a must-have this season. 

Choosing a sheer long kurta with fitted cotton pants is also a good option. 

A traditional look seems incomplete without jewellery, doesn’t it? Oxidised jewellery is the perfect partner for your chikankari kurta. The trick here is not to go overboard. You can either go for heavy chandbalis and jhumkas or a statement necklace. 

ALSO READ: PRIYANKA CHOPRA TEACHES THE RIGHT WAY TO DO MONOTONE OUTFITS

Style a black dress just like Bollywood (1)

How to make a statement in black dress ft. Bollywood divas

If you follow Bollywood actresses closely, you know they love a good black dress. Here, we have picked some of our favourite looks for you to get inspired.

Trends come and go in fashion. But there is something that is classic and will always be in vogue. Remember the opening scene of Breakfast At Tiffany’s? Audrey Hepburn stepping out of a cab outside a Tiffany store and having her breakfast in a figure-hugging marvellous long black dress? That look is iconic and so is that black dress.

We know we are not going anywhere anytime soon. But going through some of our most favourite black dresses of all time worn by Bollywood stunners won’t hurt anyone. We might even get inspired and get idea from some of the looks for the next time we go clubbing, whenever that is.

From Sonam Kapoor to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone to Kareena Kapoor Khan, every actress has worn a gorgeous black dress and added character to it. They have made us swoon and they have made us want to add those looks to our wardrobe. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic black dresses in Bollywood.

Our favourite black dress looks

Deepika Padukone loves a statement-making black dress.

A black leather dress is always a good idea. Kareena Kapoor thinks like that too.

Sheer black dress for the win.

Vaani Kapoor and a black corset dress are a match made in heaven.

Have a look at some of the other looks

From extremely plunging necklines and risqué thigh-high slits to figures-hugging gowns with sheer details, these divas have donned everything. One thing that stands out is that in most of these pictures, these actress have teamed the dress with minimal accessories, letting the dress be the highlight.

That is exactly how a black dress should be worn. Which look did you like the best? Tell us in the comment section below.

You can also learn how to style a monotone look with Priyanka Chopra.

Product review Farsáli Haldi Eyes

Farsáli Haldi Eyes: Goodness of turmeric packed together – product review

Today, we are all set to review one of the most popular under eye creams in the market – Haldi Eyes by Farsáli.

One kitchen ingredient that has many medical benefits and has been used by the beauty industry for ages is turmeric or haldi. There is a reason why your mom always give you haldi wala doodh when you get injured. Not just this, doesn’t your nani always recommend a haldi ubtan to remove tan and make your skin supple?

And, one very popular international brand has packed the goodness of turmeric in their under eye cream, recently launched in India. You are right, we are talking about Farsáli.

The first product that we got from their amazing skincare range is Haldi eyes.

Read our review of Farsáli’s Haldi Eyes

Let’s start with the price. This product is expensive, no doubt. You will have to shell out Rs 3,500 for this eye cream. Yes, it is a bit too much and you can get many similar products that cost way less. But trust us, there is nothing like this.

Talking about the packaging, it comes in a cute container that has a gold lid and a clear bottom. The quantity is good and you will need a very small amount of product for one usage.

The cream has a subtle smell. You can either apply it in your usual skincare routine or can put it before applying the concealer to mask dark circles.

The product starts to show its effects after a few weeks, so, you need to be patient. Thinking that your dark circles will vanish overnight is a bit unfair to the product.

Coming to application, you need to massage the cream a few times in order for it to get absorbed. And even when you are done, it takes some time to get into the skin.

In the end, we would say that it is a very optional product. If you are ready to splurge that much on an eye cream, then you should definitely go for it. Otherwise, it’s not really a must-have for us.

RATING: 3/5

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Tara Sutaria teaches how to slay all looks

Tara Sutaria is the Indian Disney princess: Bold and beautiful

Let’s learn tips and tricks from Tara Sutaria on how to rock any outfit seamlessly.

If you think that Tara Sutaria made her acting debut with the film Student Of The Year 2 opposite Tiger Shroff and Ananya Panday, you are wrong. Tara Sutaria is one of the very few people who were associated with Disney India. The actress started working with Disney in 2010.

The delicate and fierce Tara has become famous for her acting skills. But she has also made a name for herself as a fashionista. Her sartorial choices are always worth looking forward to and adding in our own wardrobe.

Tara’s style is a mix of modern with old Hollywood romance and a little bit of a regal touch. Her outfits, be it ethnic or western, look stunning on the 24-year-old.

From mini dresses and bold suit pieces to iconic gowns and traditional outfits, the Marjaavaan actress can rock everything.

Let’s take a look at some of Tara Sutaria’s iconic looks:

The actress and singer started her acting career in 2010 with Disney India’s Big Bada Boom. Her television career took off and then she was seen in shows like The Suite Like of Karan and Kabir in 2012. In 2013, she starred in another Disney show, Oye Jassie.

She made her debut on the big screen in the Karan Johar produced film, Student Of The Year 2. Tara also won Zee Cine award for best female debut for the film. She was also seen in the film Marjaavan. The 2019 release also had Sidharth Malhotra in the lead role.

At the moment, she is gearing up for her upcoming film Tadap that also marks the debut of Suniel Shetty’s son, Ahan Shetty.

You can also take style tips from Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra teaches the right way to do monotone outfits

Priyanka Chopra is the queen of slaying a monotone ensemble. Learn how she does that by going through some of her most famous looks.

A lot of Bollywood divas are fashionistas. They have their own style, their own way of carrying clothes but no one is like Priyanka Chopra. The way the global icon struts around the streets of LA, NYC and Mumbai, just leaves us speechless.

Priyanka Chopra has her own special pizzaz that the actress adds to any outfit she wears. But there is something special about the way Priyanka Chopra does a monotone look. It is absolutely incredible and nobody can come close to it.

Priyanka has been spotted at various shows both in Los Angeles and Mumbai wearing some stunning boss babe monotone outfits and we love them. It’s time we go through them and learn how she does what she does.

Monotone looks by Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra loves a turtle neck. She teams a well-fitted turtle neck top with either a matching mini skirt or long skirt. The best part about her is that she can carry any colour she wants, she looks gorgeous in all of them.

She even wears co-ord formal outfits. From a well-fitted one-shoulder top and skirt to a baggy two-piece suit sans a shirt, Priyanka Chopra has decoded the correct way of slaying monotone outfits.