Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eye Look - Deep Purple

Hello Butterflies!
Last day of 2011 and we all are getting ready for the new year party. So here is the New Eve's party look. I choose purple to be the main color. It's kind of smokey eye look.

How to get this look -

  • As first step I applied a copper shade on my eye lids (blend through the lash line to the crease).

  •  Take your deep purple eye shadow and just pop it on center of eyelid and blend it.

  •  With the help of angled brush apply black eye shadow on upper lash line.

  •  A bit more black color on outer v-corner of eye to make it more dense. 

  •  Blend all the colors and apply fake eye lashes.

  • Now apply black or blue eyeliner on upper lash line. I used a delicate swipe of black eyeshadow on lower lash line.
  • Then add loads of black mascara and you're done with the eyes.

I love Pink. And light pink lip color is nice to wear with bold eyes. You can also wear nude or clear lip-gloss with the bold eyes.

Like it? Love it? Or ?

   Lot's of x's & o's

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Simple Mehndi Design

I made this simple design on back of my hand in no time and it was super easy, anyone can try it. :)

These are few pics of my design - 

Did you like it ?

Lot's of X's and O's

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Matrix Opti.Care Smoothing Shampoo : Review

Nowadays, hair straightening and rebonding are increasingly popular trend with Indian women and the trend doesn't seem to be dying down! Women with thick and frizzy hair with a lot of volume need straightening / rebonding which is an easy way to control that volume while wearing a straight chic and sophisticated look.

About Matrix
MATRIX – the professional products brand from L’OREAL was launched in India in February 2005. Internationally, Matrix is present in more than 2, 00,000 salons across the globe and is the No.1 professional products brand in America and a leading brand in Europe.

The’s range of professional hair care for straightened hair includes :
  • Smoothing Shampoo
  • Smoothing Conditioner  
  • Intense Smoothing Mask 
  • Split End Serum  

I got it's Smoothing Shampoo >
The shampoo gently cleanses and moisturizes the hair. Infused with Silk amino acids and Shea butter, it softens texture, tames frizz, improves manageability and adds shine.

What it Claims : is a professional haircare line formulated to help control and smooth chemically straightened hair. Its intense formulas blend ingredients like Shea butter, Silk amino acids and Apricot kernel oil to help CONDITION hair, REPAIR damage and SMOOTH frizz for healthy, sleek hair with hi-gloss shine. 

Price : INR 260 /- for 200 ml.

It has flip cap for easy use -

* It's creamy white and has a smell of guava.

Likes :

  • Really like the orange packaging. :)
  • It has pleasant smell of Guava. My bathroom filled with its smell when I took shower.
  • It's a smoothing shampoo which does its work and tames frizzy hair without greasing my scalp or hair.
  • My hairs are already straight so can't say that it straightens my hair.

Dislikes :

  • Pricey. Nothing else.

I found this a good shampoo for all types of hair not only for straightened hair.

Rating : 4 / 5

Lots of X's and O's

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award To "VB"

Thanks a trillion to Deepika, Jyoti Upasana & Krupa.

Last Friday, the 23rd Dec, I turned on my PC to discover that Lovely Deepika of Divassence had nominated Vivacious Blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.I was blown away and got really excited to post about it as it's my fourth award and I'm delighted to see that others are liking my work. That's the real pleasure!

When I was about to post about this I found that Jyoti, a versatile blogger of Everything That Matters nominated "VB" for the same award the Versatile Blogger Award and my excitement get doubled but that was not the stopping point....Upasana, a talented blogger of Pretty Eye Makeup tagged me with The Versatile Blogger. So I got three times super excited to post about it.
And a few minutes ago lovely Krupa of All About Ladies nominated me for the same Versatile Blogger award. :) <3

Lots of love to Deepika, Jyoti, Upasana and Krupa. <3 Thank you so much girls for this award.

So now comes the rule :
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and give them a shout out on your blog with a link to their blog.
  2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  3. Send on the award to 15 bloggers whose blogs that you appreciate and then let them know that they have won the award.

Okay...7 random things about myself -
  1. I am very practical in my life may be it's a sign of being Capricorn.
  2. Whenever I see huge colorful eye shadow, lippies or blush palettes, I got fascinated.
  3. Whenever I go out like for movies or just for buying home stuffs my eyes always stuck on cosmetics store, no one knows it.
  4. I really don't like horror movies. But because my hubby likes it so I watch it too.
  5. I really don't like doing any work except watching TV and internet surfing.
  6. I am an MBA who loves BB (blogging and baking). :)
  7. I watch Twilight (any part) every time it comes on TV.
This is the list of nominated bloggers : I like their work and love to visit them.
  1. Siri from My likes and Thoughts 
  2. Shoppingaholic from Shopping Style and Us
  3. Shweta aka Raaga from My Makeup Thoughts
  4. Harshleen from Beauty TidBits
  5. Divya from Miss Enchanted
  6. Anusha from Anusha Outfitter
  7. Saru from Words
  8. Makeup Chic from Beauty Reflections
  9. Manya from Beauty through my Eyes
  10. Megha from Fit as Fiddle
  11. Rids from Sugar Spice and All Dat's Nice
  12. Ruhie aka Krazzy Ki from The Sweet Life
  13. Lily from lily's Corner
  14. Scribby from This and That
  15. Jaleela from Cook Book Jaleela

Lot's of X's and O's

Dye Eyebrows Naturally

Eyebrow dyeing has become a very common cosmetic way to enhance feminine beauty and highlight the eyes. 
Wonderful, well-shaped eyebrows not only enhances face but also the eyes. It is more like giving a beautiful outline to your forehead. Many women like to experiment with new colors frequently. 
Don't wanna spend much on eyebrow dyeing done by a pro, follow these simple tips to dye your eyebrows at home naturally.

 Eyebrow Dyeing And Regrowing Naturally :

  1. Clean your face well, using a mild soap. Use a mild face scrub for your eyebrows to remove the dry skin that is clogging the hair roots. Coarsely grind the soaked almonds and mix a teaspoon of yogurt. Applying this natural scrub will successfully remove hair and nourish roots.
  2. Make sure your face is completely dry and pull your hair in a ponytail to prevent it from falling into your face.
  3. Take a baby toothbrush or eyebrow brush to remove the loose hair on skin.  Dip the brush in a mild soap solution and brush it gently. 
  4. Apply a moisturizer on the eyebrows to prevent the smudging of the hair color. 
  5. A branded mascara/ liquid eyeliner can be used as a temporary eyebrow dye. 
  6. Boil castor oil, henna and curry leaves in a metallic pan. The herbal mixture is preserved in a glass container and refrigerated. The liquid turns dark after days and applying it on eyebrows twice daily will make the brows naturally black and also support growth. 
  7.  Even black coffee decoction( brewed coffee ) is mixed with the henna powder. The natural hair colour can be applied to darken eyebrows. 
  8. Add a teaspoon of ghee to the oil lamp. Place a cylindrical metallic mesh around lamp and cover the mesh with a lid. The carbon that gets collected when the lamp is lit is herbal and chemical free. Collecting carbon black in a container and applying it on brows will be an effective eyebrow dye.

Lots of X's and O's

Friday, December 23, 2011

Best Lip Colors For Dusky Skin

Lipstick can add a glamour to the simple or stylish look. However, many women have a difficult time choosing their best lipstick color. The skin/complexion can make it confusing to choose the best colour which blends well with the skin tone. 
If, nude colors can make you look dull and spoil the glossy evening look. So, which lip colours are ideal for dark skin women?

Best Lip Colors For Dusky Skin :

Red: Go for simple glossy red color to get the juicy lips and add sensuality to the dark skin colour. Wine red and dark red are ideal lip colors for dark skin women. You can apply and carry both formal as well as the informal look with style!

Pink: Go for light pink lip color which Rihanna carried off well at an event. Don't apply lip liner. Let the colour blend with the natural lip colour. It's funky and adds a different appeal to the outfit.

Chocolate : This lip colour can add spark to the dusky look and can be carried off well. Rich cocoa colour and chocolate brown colour can be tried occasionally to flaunt the dusky makeup. Even raisin lip colour can compliment the dark skin of the woman.

Grape: Women with dark skin tone can apply grape lipstick or lip gloss with light coloured outfit. Carry the grape lips in evening and dazzle the party look!
Image source : Google

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Easy And Cute Polka Dot Nail Art

A simple design that is very cute and adorable. This design is really easy to perform just have to careful in making dots.
I didn't decide to paint each nail with different color. But when I posted Lakme Color Crush Nail paint's notd and review, I decided to do nail art on the same colorful nails from the earlier post.

What I use -

  • 5 Different Nail Paints. You can also choose single shade to color all your nails.
  • Dotting tool / Toothpick.
  • 2 Nails paints for making dots. I used pink and white (You can choose any two colors).
  • Top Coat.

Process -

1. Paint your nails with different shades. I choose blue, purple, yellow, peach and pinkish white.
2. Make pink dots in a particular pattern with the help of dotting tool or toothpick.

3. Now make white dots on few pink dots to get the complete look.

 4. Finally apply top coat to secure your work.

Hope you like it. <3


Monday, December 19, 2011

Lakme Color Crush Truewear Nail Paint Review & NOTD

Hello Beauties!
Got a set of 6 nail paints of Lakme Color CRUSH truewear. You can see the shades below I got. Isn't it Colorful?
Lakme Color Crush has funky vibrant range of colors. They don't have the name of any nail paint. Just a number on top.

Lakme Color Crush - No. 02, 60 or 09 (am confused), 03, 19 or 61 (again got confused), 05, 13.
Giving a number instead of name is very confusing. Even SA couldn't explain what number it is 60 or 09.
  8| Well Lakme should do something for this confusion.

What is it
 Drench your nails in funky color with this vibrant and vivid range that's destined to make your nails as bright as your day.

How it works
  • Fashion forward colors
  • Color-lock technology
  • Includes French manicure shades
  • Pick from 25 shades

Price - INR 125 /- for 9 ml.

This is how brush looks -
Brush quality is quite good.

 This is how the vibrant colors looks on me :)

 These 3 shades are shimmery. The pink one has very less shimmer in comparison to yellow and light blue.

 I have only 5 nails on one hand so this last color No. 02 is on little finger of other hand.

So here are the pros and cons -

Pros -

  • 25 shades to choose from.
  • Easily available.
  • Colors are vibrant and funky.
  • Staying power is 4-5 days without top coat. If you do house chores then you should apply it with top coat for the staying power of 5 days.
  • They also have manicure shades.
  • Smell of nail paint is not very strong, so you bear it.
  • I didn't check the time of drying but I think it dries up pretty quick.
  • It has shimmer and matte nail paints.
  • After drying the shimmer nail paints doesn't feel rough when I touched it, it felt smooth like other matte colors.

Cons -

  • Biggest drawback is numbering of nail paints. I got confused for two shades - 60 or 09 (pinkish white) and 19 or 61 (peach).
  • The price can look expensive as it's Lakme and for budget hands.
  • Nothing different when comes to looks, except the silver metallic color of brush handle.

Rating : 3.85 / 5

  \m/  I'll recommend it to you girls. They have nice and colorful shades to try out. :rainbow

   <3 Love,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Natural & Morning Makeup Look

Hello Everyone!

Whether you are a working women, mother of children and stay home mom, student or business women who have little or no-time in the morning to put on the makeup then this post is for you.

So here is wake up and make up routine -
1. After cleansing and moisturizing your skin you're going to start right away with concealer.

  • Start applying your concealer under your eyes and top of your eye lids (This is a very important step).
  • Applying concealer under your eyes helps to eliminate dark circles and really helps to brighten up face.
  • Applying concealer on top of eyelids helps to hide any redness and the very important step to your flawless face.
2. Then, the easiest and quickest way to even out your skin tone is by applying pressed powder.
  Apply pressed powder all over your face takes 2 seconds (But if you really need foundation then use it and then apply pressed powder).
3. Next is bronzer, the easiest way to apply bronzer is in 3 motion. You should start by targeting the forehead, cheeks and then chin and of course a light sweep down the middle which covers the nose area to neck.

4. Now choose any eyeliner pencil charcoal, blue, green any color which makes you happy. :)
  • But make sure of using soft eyeliner pencil for easy application. Now apply eyeliner on your eyelid by upper lash line.
  • Make the line a bit thicker than you normally make. So don't worry about being perfect. This is the easiest part!
  • Next take a Q- tip, your finger or smudging brush to gently blend the eyeliner. It will act as eye shadow and eyeliner. All in one.

5.  Last but definitely not the least, you can never forget mascara. Just apply a few coats of deep black and volumizing mascara.

6. Next is the quick sweep of blush, I love blush, huge fan because this gives an extra oomph to brighten up face. You have to start by smiling then apply a light coral or pink blush on apple of your cheeks.

with flash
without flash

7. And the last one is lip gloss or lipstick of your choice and you are ready to go!

How fast and easy was that. This is totally something you can do every morning and only takes 5 mins.

    Would YOU try this look?


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