Thursday, 30 July 2015

Going Short!

2015 has been the year of rompers and jumpsuits. From denim overalls to printed cotton playsuits, one can look stylish and confident without much ado. Since, the monsoons have already set in; the heavy downpour doesn’t deter me from looking my stylish best. Like I’ve always said, choose fabrics and styles that are comforting and hassle-free this monsoon.


I chose this monochrome cut-out onesie from StalkBuyLove.comthat can be paired with a solid colored blazer or a trench coat. For the monsoons, I prefer to skip layering my clothes and rather chose to layer my accessories. I adorned my neck with layered charm pendants from Youshine and layered my fingers with delicate rings from Forever21 and Youshine. To add cherry to the cake, I paired my ensemble with this perfectly striped tote from StalkBuyLove too.








Love,
Sarika

Friday, 24 July 2015

Beginner's guide to MAKEUP with Nykaa.com





Haven’t we all had conversations with our girls where we vent out our frustration about cosmetics getting expensive? When MAC hiked its prices, we all sulked and looked for alternative dupes in other brands. Well, makeup is expensive! Having received samples from most of the beauty brands, I have found the best budget buys for all seasons.

The lovely team of Nykaa.com has been kind enough to provide me with the right kind of makeup that I needed to compile this post. From looking au natural to using the right brushes, here’s everything you wanted to know to look good and feel good under 3000/-

P.S – You are bound to get a lot in just 3000/- considering Nykaa has a sale on most of my favorites mentioned in this post.



PREP YOUR SKIN the CTM way:

We’ve all heard of the wonders CTM (Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize) can do to our skin. But, good quality toners, cleansers and moisturizers can get expensive if used on a daily basis. Also, you may want to keep it light rather than burden your face with chemicals.

Alternative : Prep your skin with the Maybelline New York’s Clean Express to get rid of last night’s makeup, oil and dirt. You can rub a piece of ice or spray some Dabur Gulabari Rose Glow Cleanser that works well as a toner or primer. For moisturizing, opt for Maybelline New York’s Clear Glow BB Cream with SPF 21.
Skip the heavy foundation and conceal your flaws with L’oreal’s True Match Concealer with Lakme Radiance Complexion Compact to set your makeup. Wasn’t it easy?


AU Natural with 7 Products ONLY! :

Start by concealing your face with Maybelline New York’s Clear Glow BB Cream.
Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. If you cannot find one, go with a darker shade rather than a lighter one or mix two foundations. L’oreal Paris’ has a wide range of foundation shades for the Indian Skin.
I have found solace in Maybelline New York’s Eye Shadow Pallette that contains four nude shades. Apply the first two on your eyelids and you are good to go! Don’t forget to enhance your lashes with Maybelline New York’s Colossal Volume Express.
Next, Invest in a matte blush to highlight your cheek bones. I have been using Maybelline New York’s Cheeky Glow.
Set the makeup with Lakme Radiance Complexion Compact and apply Maybelline New York’s Color Sensational Lip Polish to make your lips look fuller. You can also use the Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipstick which you will see in the next image. From nudes to pastels and bold colors, Nykaa has stocked all the possible colors!


MUST HAVE Makeup Brushes:

Nykaa has a range of brushes from Vega to Real Techniques. I’d recommend you to invest in the Vega set of 6 brushes especially if you are a beginner. It is priced at 293 rupees ONLY! 
The image is quite self – explanatory.
Eye Shadow and the Eye Applicator brush for the Eye Lids.
Lip Liner and Lip filler for the Lipstick.
Eye Groomer to groom your lashes and brows.
Blush Brush for Blushes. Duh!

P.S - Make sure you incorporate The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash in your daily routine. The mint cooling effect with the ability to get rid of oil and dirt can do wonders for your skin!



All the products are linked to Nykaa's website. Click on it to BUY it!

Love,
Sarika.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Can't ignore me in my Red lipstick!

We’ve all heard of statement necklaces and statement handbags, so why not statement dresses? Well, I stumbled across this lipstick print dress from Fashnopolism that can be defined as a statement dress! So what is a statement outfit? For me, a statement outfit needs no layering or accessories; it stands out and grabs the much needed attention solely.













You can buy this dress and more from Fashnopolism. They retail at Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon. Make sure you STALK them! ;)



Outfit - Fashnopolism
Earrings - PepMyPersona
Pearl Ring - Youshine.in

Love,
Sarika

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Bollywood MEN who look better NOW with AGE than BEFORE!

Live your Life and Forget your Age seems to be the principal our Bollywood men have been following. Just like Wine tastes better with age, these men seem to grab more swoons and drools now than before. Check out the 7 MEN who made it to our list : 




1. Anil Kapoor : He may be weary of answering the “Aapke evergreen looks ka raaz” question. But, we still cannot get over how youthful and charismatic Anil Kapoor is. From his silver screen debut in 24 to Dil Dhadakne Do’s salt and pepper hairstyle, he has surely captivated our hearts.


2. Amitabh Bachchan : At 72, Big B, is not only considered as an iconic actor but also someone who has a dynamic personality. A superstar whose career spans over four decades is a favorite amongst women of all ages.


3. Hrithik Roshan : He said “Kaho na Pyaar Hai” and we all hummed “Kaha na pyaar hai” in our mind. Who would have thought that this soft spoken cute boy could transform himself into the Greek God of Bollywood? Great acting skills, lean body and an additional skill of dancing sums up our heartthrob!




4. Salman Khan : Salman Khan has always been a people’s person. Although some may not appreciate his movies, we certainly appreciate the way he takes care of his grooming. He has been known for bringing the term ‘body-building’ to Bollywood hence, inspiring the likes of Arjun Kapoor to get fit too.


5. Rahul Khanna : We hearby declare Rahul Khanna as ‘Ageless’. Rahul Khanna doesn’t seem to age at all. His offbeat movies, cute looks and dapper style = Mr. Perfect.  We can’t help but stalk Mr.Khanna every once in a while.


6. Milind Soman : Seated on his golden throne, a towel draped shirtless Milind Soman welcomes you to his humble fort. Yes, you guessed it right - The Old Spice advertisement had us drooling over his chiseled body!



7. Akshay Kumar : The word ‘impossible’ doesn’t seem to exist in Akshay’s life. From life-threatening stunts to wearing a snake around his neck like a scarf, everything that he does, he does it with utmost zeal, energy and good looks! Kudos to you Mr.Khiladi for being our all-time favorite! We heart you!



Love,
Sarika

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Formals made INTERESTING!

Blacks, Grey's and White's dominated formal wear. But, StalkBuyLove.com has reinvented the way we look at formal wear with coordinated and fun colors that appeal to the wearer. Being a blogger, we do need to attend meeting with clients and while they are appropriately dressed in formals, we on the other hand, need to be impressive with formal wear that appeals to our age and profession.
You can buy such formal wear and other coordinated outfits from StalkBuyLove by clicking here
Check out how I made formal wear more interesting here :






9 to 5 Coordinates - StalkBuyLove
White Tee - Krafftwork
Shoes - Hill Road
Necklace - PepMyPersona
Sunglasses - Hill Road
Earrings - Roposo

Love,
Sarika

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