Wet n Wild Fan Brush Review

Affordable brushes are hard to come by, and unfortunately, none of the inexpensive brushes from Indian brands that I have tried has given me the results that I expected. Fortunately, Wet n Wild is finally here in India, so I was excited to try out their affordable brushes because their makeup has never failed me. I picked up just the fan brush to try out before investing in their entire collection of brushes and here are my thoughts on this white beauty.

Wet n Wild Fan Brush Review

First of all, for the price of INR 299, the chic white design of the Wet n Wild brushes with the touch of pink at the ends is extremely classy. Also, these brushes are cruelty-free and made of synthetic fibers, which is commendable. I picked up the fan brush for applying the Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder in the shade Precious Petals, and this brush is excellent for the job.

Wet n Wild Fan Brush Review

This fan brush provides precise application of the highlighter to the high points of my face, and is thin enough for fine application right on my cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. The brush picks up the right amount of product so that you don’t have to go for multiple layers of the highlighter and it also doesn’t pick up too much product which may have you looking like a light bulb or killing your arm blending the highlight in.

Wet n Wild Fan Brush ReviewThe only complaint that I have about this product is that the fibers feel a little “syntheticy” aka hard on my face. However, this might be because it is a fan brush and my opinion might change after trying out their foundation and blush brushes. In any case, this is by far the best makeup brush that I have tried in its price range and I will definitely be checking out more from their collection and will keep you posted!

Click here to buy the Wet n Wild Fan Brush.

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The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review

2017 was the year of the sheet mask craze in India, but I am someone who often does not buy a product just because everybody else is buying it. This was the case with The Face Shop Sheet Masks, which everybody raved about but I never added to my cart. However, recently, my skin looked a little dull and tired, thanks to the heat and the long hours in front of a screen, so I decided to finally try out the Blueberry and Lemon Sheet Masks from The Face Shop. Here are my thoughts after using these masks on consecutive nights.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
The Blueberry mask claims to be a revitalizing mask that is supposed to improve the suppleness of the skin while hydrating it and making it baby smooth. It comes drenched in a serum that smells like blueberries and has a slightly thick consistency. The mask feels extremely cooling on the skin and fits quite well on the face. Upon removal after 15-20 minutes, my skin looked visibly more radiant and felt hydrated. However, although the brand recommends patting in the residual serum into the skin, I feel that the serum is quite heavy and felt like something that would clog my pores. Therefore, I would recommend rinsing off the extra serum if you have oily, acne-prone skin.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
The lemon mask is packed with the goodness of Vitamin C and claims to add a radiance to the skin. This mask too comes drenched in a cooling serum but somehow this particular serum feels lighter than the blueberry one and gets absorbed into the skin more easily, making it more suitable for oily-skinned people. Strangely enough, after using this sheet mask, I did not notice as much brightness as I had expected due to its claims, but my skin felt extremely smooth and supple. Overall, I was pretty happy with this mask and this one definitely suited my skin way better than the blueberry mask.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
I will surely be purchasing the Lemon sheet mask again but I am not too keen on reusing the Blueberry mask because the serum felt too heavy on my skin. Perhaps if you have dry skin then the Blueberry mask will suit you better. After using these sheet masks I do get what the hype is all about. The Face Shop Sheet Masks provided me some of the most visible results after just one use when compared to the other sheet masks I have tried, which require multiple uses before the results start showing. Priced at INR 100 each, these sheet masks are an excellent investment to give a boost to your skin right before a special event, provided that you find the right variant for your skin. A must try in my opinion!

Kanai Organics – Plant Based Beauty | Review

Clean skincare is something that always attracts me, and when the brand sources ingredients from the wonderful ecosystems of the country and gives back to the remotest regions of India, I am definitely going to talk about it. This fascinating brand is Kanai Organics, a plant-based beauty brand that has recently released an Avocado Oil Moisturiser and an Aloe Vera Manjishtha Face Wash. Before talking about these products in detail, here is a brief introduction about the brand:

“Kanai’s emphasis is on making nature the star of the product. Using ingredients like Apricot, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Reetha, Manjistha, Sesame, Avocado, Nutmeg, we build products that promise to enhance and beautify naturally. Our promise to the customer is that at least 95% of the ingredients used will be natural and ethically sourced by using fair trade practices. 

Our idea of beauty doesn’t just limit itself to the body but also to the heart. And what better way to prove it than to be kind and give back to those that deserve it the most? Kanai remains committed to never testing on animals and giving away proceeds from the sale of each product to the Rural Development Institute which works to address the needs of women, children and adolescents in some of the remotest parts of the Himalayas.”

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

I love the honesty of the brand where they claim to be at least 95% natural, whereas many brands resort to marketing gimmicks where they claim that they are 100% natural but the ingredient list states otherwise. This brand is inspired by Indian ingredients and is making sure that the growers of these ingredients continue to have a livelihood. This really impressed me even before I started using the products, but without much ado, here are my thoughts on their face wash and moisturiser.

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

My skin loves anything with Avocado oil in it and the Kanai Avocado Oil Moisturiser is no exception. It contains a lot of ingredients that are great for the skin, such as sesame oil, liquorice & neem extracts, and of course, avocado oil and is rich in Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. I also love the fact that it has a natural SPF 15 in it, which is great for when you are stepping out for a short while. This moisturiser is extremely light-weight and sinks into the skin beautifully, without leaving any white cast. It has a mild pleasant scent and an extremely soothing effect on the skin. This moisturiser can be used on the body as well as the face, but I have been using it only on my body and I must say, my skin feels way softer and smoother than before. Priced at INR 600 for a 100ml tube, I feel that the price of the product is justified considering the great ingredients and the fact that some of the proceeds from every purchase go towards supporting the rural communities of the Himalayan region.

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

The Kanai Aloe Vera Manjishtha Face Wash is very unique because it is free of chemical soap, and contains natural Reetha extracts instead. Because of this, the face wash is extremely gentle and does not lather much, but cleanses the skin really well. The Manjishtha extracts brighten the skin while the aloe vera hydrates it. My skin feels baby soft after each wash and has not broken out since I started using the product. In fact, my existing acne has also reduced significantly because of this face wash. This product is perfect for those with extremely dry or sensitive skin, and those with oily skin can use it as a second step of a double cleanse routine. Priced at INR 550 for a 100ml tube, this face wash is a must buy for all those whose skin is extremely sensitive to chemicals.

As you can probably tell, I am already a huge fan of the brand and can’t wait for them to come up with more products. Meanwhile, why don’t you try these two products and let me know what you think about them?

Click here to buy the Kanai Avocado Oil Moisturiser from Amazon.

Click here to buy the Kanai Aloe Vera Manjishtha Face Wash from Amazon.

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Disclaimer – Products sent by the brand, but all opinions are honest and my own

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review

So recently, I exhausted my supply of shampoos and conditioners and was browsing through Amazon to find something new and exciting for my hair. Some of the highest recommended suggestions were of WOW haircare products, a brand that I had been hearing a lot about but was slightly wary of due to the large number of sponsored posts floating around on the Internet. However, I decided to give their products a fair shot – so here is a completely honest, non-sponsored review of the WOW Strengthening Shampoo and the WOW Hair Conditioner, which I have been using together for a few weeks.

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review

The WOW hair strengthening shampoo claims to restore the strength and shine of weak and thin hair while providing volume too. The formula is 100% vegetarian and contains the extracts of rosemary and tea tree to nourish the scalp. This shampoo is a clear liquid that lathers pretty well and emanates the soothing scent of tea tree oil, it gives me the feel of a clarifying shampoo, which is something that my oily scalp definitely needs. The product rinses off easily and does not seem to leave behind any residue on the hair. After drying, my hair does look voluminous and bouncy, and the sticky feeling at my roots that I usually get within a day of washing my hair stays away for an extra day or two. My hair also looks visibly shinier and slightly stronger since I started using this product, but I am not sure whether this is the result of the shampoo, the conditioner or the two in conjugation.

 

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review
WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review
The WOW Hair Conditioner has some interesting ingredients that caught my eye, such as virgin coconut oil, avocado oil and wheat germ protein. This creamy white conditioner is rich in Vitamins E and B5  and claims to add shine, strength, and volume to the hair, while reversing the damage caused by exposure to the sun, pollution etc. Initially, I was a bit skeptical about this product because of the presence of coconut oil in it, which can make my hair look limp and greasy if used in excess. However, the formula has nailed the right concentration of oils for my hair type and the ends of my hair look less dry and rough than usual after using this conditioner, and of course, shinier too. I love that this conditioner is not so heavy as to weigh down my thin hair and to make my roots look greasy and yet is nourishing enough to give some new life to the dry ends.

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review
Overall, I am pretty happy with this shampoo+conditioner combo because it caters to my greasy roots as well as rough ends equally well. The WOW hair care products are all reasonably priced at below the INR 500 mark and come in sturdy and travel-friendly 300ml bottles with a pump. To be honest, I can’t really think of anything negative to say about these products and wish to try their other shampoos soon. Have you tried any WOW products yet? What was your experience? Let me know in the comments below!

Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review

The hectic lifestyle of the 21st century is extremely demanding, both mentally and physically, and when we do get a rare break from the daily routine, we want to pamper ourselves but in a way that does not require much effort or elaborate preparation. The recent release from Ryaal, their Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak, is one such product that can provide calming relaxation within a few minutes. I have been using this multi-purpose product in various ways over the past few weeks and here are my thoughts on this bath salt that is a necessity for every man and woman who juggles tons of tasks throughout the day.
Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
Epsom salt or Magnesium Sulphate has been known for a long time for its therapeutic benefits, such as soothing muscle pain, curing skin conditions, healing cuts, treating colds etc. Both Magnesium and Sulphur are easily absorbed by the skin, which is why epsom salt baths are extremely popular throughout the world. Ryaal combines these amazing properties of epsom salt with the calming and anti-bacterial benefits of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil in its Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak.
Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
This multi-purpose product can be used as a foot soak, a bath salt, and a scrub. Just mix it in some warm water to create a lovely foot soak for a relaxing pedicure, add it to your bath water to allow your whole body to absorb its benefits, or create a scrub by mixing it with some oil to get rid of the dead skin in a jiffy. Whether I soak my feet or my entire body in the salt solution, it actually leaves my muscles feeling relaxed and removes the tiredness of the day. My skin also looked visibly brighter and healthier right after the first use, which is why I really enjoy this salt as a brightening treatment for my feet and the tanned parts of my arms. Also, as soon I open the pack, the calming aroma of eucalyptus and peppermint greets me, which helps to alleviate stress and relaxes my mind.
Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
This salt is also extremely effective as a scrub and is perfect for those who enjoy a rough scrub with a higher degree of exfoliation. You simply need to mix in a handful of the salt with some coconut oil or any other body oil of your choice and then use this mixture as a scrub on your wet skin. The scrub removes even the sturdy dead skin with ease and provides a cooling and tingling sensation on the skin.

Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
Overall, if you wish to enjoy a spa-like treatment at home without having to hunt for a number of ingredients, then the Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak will have your back. The product also comes in two other variants – a sleep formula and a foot soak – and each of the three variants is priced at INR 999 for 5 Kgs of product but is currently available at INR 555 on Amazon. Trust me, this is an excellent investment because this massive bag will last you forever. The bag is a ziplock one so you can store it as it is or can transfer the contents to a container, however, do not miss out on this amazing deal because your body will love all the pampering it will receive.

ASAP Nutrition Bars Review

If you know me, you would know that I am partial to my snack bars and can have them at any time of the day, thanks to the convenience of grabbing them, and the relatively better ingredients compared to chips and chocolates. I was recently sent some samples of the ASAP bars by the brand, and believe it or not, I was nibbling into one of them as soon as I opened the pack! These delicious snack bars have been my go-to mid-meal snack for the past few days. Read on to find out more about these droolicious nutrition bars.

ASAP Nutrition Bars Review

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I received 2 packs of the ASAP bars in the assorted flavours – Fruit and White Chocolate, Almond and Dark Chocolate, and Cashew, Almond and Caramel. The name ASAP stands for “As Simple As Possible”, which is what is reflected by the ingredients of these bars. They contain oats, rice crispies, nuts, honey and brown sugar with a thin coating of chocolate/caramel to add the gooey factor. Tastewise, they are quite different and better than most of the nutrition bars I have tried recently. Unlike many bars that taste largely of peanuts and rice crispies, with these ones you can actually taste the almonds and other nuts as well as the oats.
ASAP Nutrition Bars Review
ASAP Nutrition Bars Review
The texture of these bars is also perfect and they are not too hard to bite into nor too soft to break easily. All three flavours have a distinct taste to them which is true to their respective names, but my personal favourite is the Fruit and White Chocolate variant because I am partial to white chocolate. I would also like to point out that with many nutrition bars, the chocolate doesn’t really taste like the chocolate we love but with the ASAP bars, the chocolate coating is milky and reminds me of high-quality chocolates. The only thing that I would wish to change is the sugar content, which is a little high for my liking, but this is a personal preference and the sweetness may, in fact, make these bars a great alternative for those who are trying to slowly transition towards a healthy lifestyle.
ASAP Nutrition Bars Review
Overall, I feel that the ASAP bars are a filling and delicious snack which is a great way to keep yourselves full until the next meal or when you are out and about. They are also pretty affordable with a price point of INR 180 for a box of 6 bars. The ASAP bars can be purchased on Amazon and I would recommend trying at least one pack, I am sure you will fall in love with these delightful yet healthy treats.

 

Disclaimer – PR samples sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

The sun is shining bright on our faces now and we are all reaching for the matte sunscreens, well at least skincare crazy people like yours truly are! I seem to be going through one tube of sunscreen a month these days, and the one that I am currently using is the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50. Here are my thoughts on this product that is pretty much the need of the hour.

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

Not only does this cream provide a high SPF of 50, it also contains ingredients that are really good for the skin. Some of the ingredients that stand out are chamomile, known for its soothing effect on the skin, white tea, a powerful anti-oxidant, and Gingko Biloba extracts, which possess anti-ageing properties and help with fine lines and wrinkles. I haven’t used the product long enough to comment on the anti-ageing properties, but it definitely calmed down my hormonal breakout after just one use and I did not break out after that. Also, ever since I started using this sunscreen as a replacement for my last one, my skin has become visibly brighter, so full marks to Plum for that.

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

Texturewise, this cream is semi-thick, but it spreads pretty easily on the skin. Remember, a little goes a long way with this cream, so if you will use too much product, it will leave a slight whitish cast on your face, however, if you use the right amount then the cream will sink into the skin within a minute or two. Once blended in, the cream offers a completely matte finish on the face and feels really light-weight, much like the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen. I am absolutely loving its matte finish during the hot and humid weather and my makeup sits well on top of the cream too. I also love its subtle sweet scent which instantly perks up my mood in the morning (yes, fragrances do that to me, call me a weirdo if you like :P)

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

Overall, I feel that the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream is one of the best sunscreens for those with oily skin because it protects the skin from the sun rays and also nourishes it from within. Priced at INR 520 for a 60ml tube that will last you a really long time, this cream is quite reasonably priced for its high SPF. So, do check it out if you have oily skin and suffer from breakouts in the warmer months.

Click here to buy the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder – Precious Petals | Review and Swatches

Just a few years back, I was just a kajal and lip balm gal, then the sparkling world of makeup lured me in and I expanded my makeup collection to include mascara, concealers, bronzers and what not. However, highlighter was something I usually steered clear of, primarily because I was scared that it would make my oily face resemble a grease ball, and also because I was worried that the glitter particles present in most highlighters might irritate me. However, the more I saw the beautifully highlighted cheekbones and noses of beauty bloggers, the more the idea of trying out a highlighter stopped frightening me. Ever since then, I have experimented with a few highlighters, both powders and creams, but have finally found an affordable highlighter that actually makes me glow like I want to. This product is the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Precious Petals Highlighting Powder, a gorgeous drugstore highlighter that has become my absolute fave. Read on to find out more about this gem of a product.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches

This powder highlighter comes in a sturdy, compact packaging with a beautiful floral pattern embossed on the actual product. It has a stunning bronzy-gold glow that will compliment medium and dusky Indian skin tones really well. The product provides smooth and even pigmentation, blends like a dream, and does not have any fallout. It imparts a “healthy glow” to the face that looks quite natural when light falls on it, so it is perfect for the days when you want to look a little glammed up without going full glam. In fact, if used in measured amounts, it can even complement a light daily makeup look really well.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches
I apply this using my Wet n Wild Fan Brush, and like to dust the product gently over my cheekbones using the brush. Doing this once provides a very subtle sheen to the cheeks but you can easily build the glow up with multiple layers, without your makeup looking cakey. I also love the price point of INR 499 and the fact that the product doesn’t contain any chunky glitter, and instead has micro shimmer embedded in it that offers a smooth finish and a pearlescent glow.
Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches
The Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powders are currently available in 3 shades in India, so I am sure that you will find something that suits your complexion. If you are someone who wants to experiment with highlighters without going overboard on the glow factor, do try out this product because it is easy on the pocket and very forgiving too. I am sure that it will last me a really long time and I don’t feel the need to experiment with other brands while Precious Petals has my back!

Instaglam Sugar Kiss Lip Serum | Review

If you are anything like me, the one item that you will have in excess is lipstick. I can’t live without one!!But just as a great lipstick will instantly make your day, if the lips are not taken care of, not even the best in the world can make them look good. There are many things that can lead to chapped, pigmented lips, such as smoking, using cheap lipsticks, not removing the lipstick before bed, etc. I am not guilty of the first one but am certainly guilty of the other two.
So, when I heard about a lip serum from one of my favourite Instagrammers, I knew I had to try it out. My lips used to be quite pigmented and dry no matter how much balm I used. This serum, called Sugar Kiss, from a brand called Instaglam (@insta_glam_beauty
on Instagram), who make their products by hand and from natural, high-quality ingredients only, sorted this out. Long story short, I got it and have been using it for the last few months – of course, like with any skincare products, it took time for the effect to show, but I am glad to say that this serum did what it claimed to do.
So, let’s start with the bottle.
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As you can see, the bottle is a simple dark bottle with a dropper. There wasn’t an outer box in the packaging but the bottle came securely packed.
The dropper is good, picks up an adequate amount of product in one squeeze and you just need two to three drops per application.
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The label has all the information (don’t mind mine, it has become nearly transparent with the passage of time) including the directions for use.
So, let’s see the ingredient list first.
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As you can see, the product does not have any chemicals in it, just some fantastic oils.
The smell is very soothing, rose-like with a hint of citrus. The serum is colourless, and the consistency is that of an oil.
As for the directions for use, it is advised to be used at night so that it can work overnight and repair your lips. It can also be used a lip primer.
My experience with Sugar Kiss lip serum – I lament the fact that I did not take a picture of my lips before I started using this serum. Then I could have shown you the great difference it has made to my lips. Of course, it happened over a period of time,
but there will be an immediate noticeable difference in your lip colour when you apply the product. It is not absorbed immediately and takes a little time to sink in. Once it does, your lips will feel hydrated and soft. I generally apply the serum as the last step before going to bed and wake up with moist lips even when the weather is cold. If my lips are super dry for some reason, I wait a bit for the serum to settle in and then apply a lip balm.
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I use this product mostly at night, and during the day if I am wearing a liquid lipstick, especially the super drying kind like the Sugar Cosmetics ones. In such cases, I put on the lip serum before I start my makeup. By the time it comes to applying lipstick, the serum is mostly absorbed by the lips and if not, I lightly dab it with a tissue paper. Then I apply the lipstick and it goes on smoothly. When I use Sugar Kiss as a lip primer, I do not experience that drying feeling that many liquid lipsticks have. They also don’t crumble from the inside as much as they normally do after a few hours.
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So, if you are a lipstick addict like me, then make sure to get this product.It is priced at INR 550 for 15 ml and you can order it through the Instagram page here. Since you just need two drops for each use, it will last you really long. I have been using it since September, and still, 1/4th is left! It is a great deal which your lips will love.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick – Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

It gives me much joy when a makeup product is affordable yet long-lasting and richly pigmented, and when this product is a liquid lipstick, I am definitely a happy camper. One such product is the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick, I recently picked up the shade Nice to Fuchsia from Nykaa.com and have fallen head over heels in love with this lipstick. Read on to find out more about this product.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

Priced at INR 499, this liquid lipstick is an absolute steal! It has a creamy texture when applied which dries down to an almost pure matte finish yet does not feel uncomfortable on the lips at all. The formula is superbly pigmented and provides a rich fuchsia colour to the lips in one swipe and stays on literally all day. This product is waterproof and does not transfer at all, but if you eat oily food, it will transfer and move around a bit on the lips till it dries down again. Basically, it is perfect for the days when you want your makeup to last all day long without any touch-ups.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

The shade Nice to Fuchsia is a bright, bold pink with a bluish undertone that will flatter most Indian skin tones. However, if bright lips are not your cup of tea then I will recommend checking out other shades from this range which includes everything from stunning reds to subtle nudes. Also, this lipstick will not come off even at the end of the day with just water, so it is best to remove it with some oil-based makeup remover. However, despite its longevity, it does not leave my lips feeling chapped or flaky after several hours of wearing the product.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia | Review and Swatches

Needless to say, I would highly highly recommend this liquid lipstick to everybody. It is hands down the most long-lasting and comfortable liquid lipstick formula that I have tried in a long time and you simply can’t go wrong with its drugstore price. If you are contemplating buying a new liquid lipstick this season then the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick has to be it!

Click here to buy the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in the shade Nice to Fuchsia.

How I Style My Black Outfits In Summer

Black is hands-down the most flattering colour for all body types and skin tones, however, styling black outfits in the summer months can be tricky, especially during the day. Nevertheless, this does not make me ditch my black ensembles on warm days because I know that they are some of the best pieces in my wardrobe. Here is how I recently styled a black dress for a summer brunch, to make sure that I don’t look completely out of place and inappropriately dressed for the weather.

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To keep things easy and breezy, I went for a black dress with a looser silhouette and floral cutouts from Shein.com. This loose-fitting style is definitely more weather appropriate than say a bodycon dress in a dark colour. I also didn’t want to sport an all black, wintery look, so I added a splash of colour with a beautiful tassel necklace from Ajio.com and a pair of matching blue earrings. I also sported a bright fuchsia lip that definitely shouts spring.

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I would have loved to pair some colourful pom-pom sandals with the outfit but since I don’t own any, I went with the golden flats from Ajio.com which are also quite summer-appropriate. Flats add a casual vibe to the dress, which would look quite formal with heels, and the gold definitely adds a fun element to the outfit.

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Overall, I was super happy with the final look and would definitely sport it again on a sunny day. Are you someone who loves their black dresses all year round? Leave me a high five in the comments if you are!

Outfit details:

Black dress – http://www.shein.in/Scallop-Laser-Cut-Keyhole-Back-Dress-p-376810-cat-1727.html

Tassel Necklace – https://www.ajio.com/indie-picks-tassel-metal-necklace/p/460131945001

Earrings (currently out of stock) – https://www.ajio.com/project-eve-set-of-3-metal-stud-earrings/p/491305815

Sandals (currently out of stock) – https://www.ajio.com/ajio-ankle-strap-sandals-with-laser-cutouts/p/460093688001

 

 

 

My Summer Shoe Wishlist Featuring FSJ Shoes

Does it ever happen to you that you spot an amazing pair of shoes on the runway or in a movie but are unable to find a similar design in any of the stores or online shopping portals that you frequent? This has definitely happened to me on more than one occasion when the shoes of my dreams remain just that and I never get to sport them in reality. However, I recently came across FSJ Shoes (fsjshoes.com), an international shoe brand that has a fascinating collection of well-made shoes catering to all the latest and timeless trends. They have a huge collection of beautifully designed shoes that range from sexy high heels to comfortable flats in all the colours one can imagine. Here are some of my favourite shoes from their website that are currently topping my summer shoe wishlist and are making me drool!

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Gladiator sandals ruled the roost of shoe fashion in 2017 and they are definitely here to stay in 2018 as well. With bolder designs such as thigh-high gladiators adding an oomph factor to this footwear trend, my eyes are currently set on all gladiators, heeled or flat, calf-high or barely brushing the ankles – I want them all. Following are my favourite picks from FSJ Shoes.

1. Black Stiletto Heels Strappy Knee High Gladiator Sandals

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Unlike most gladiator shoes that have thin straps, these black gladiator sandals have thicker straps running up to the mid-calves which make them unique. This pair would certainly be a head turner when paired with a floaty dress.

2. Gold Metallic Heels Open Toe Stiletto Heel Gladiator Sandals

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Nothing spells sophistication like a pair of delicate gold stilettoes and these gorgeous gold gladiator sandals check all the right boxes for me. I can already envision myself pairing these with a royal blue dress for an evening out with friends.

3. Royal Blue Heels Suede Stilettos Gladiator Sandals

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This striking blue gladiator shoe can add a pop of colour to any monochrome outfit and is also perfect for colour blocking with a bright yellow dress. An excellent choice for when you want to stand out in a crowd.

4. Brown Gladiator Sandals Knee-high Platform High Heels

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Brown is a classic shoe colour and brown gladiator sandals look amazing with an all-white ensemble. This pair will look extremely flattering on anyone and can easily transition from day to night.

5. Grey Strappy Gladiator Sandals Suede Knee-high Lace-up Flats

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On the days when you simply can’t bother with heels, this unique pair of grey gladiator flats will allow you to feel super stylish and comfy at the same time. A pair of denim shorts and a loose white shirt with these sandals is a practical yet chic look for the summer.

Not only are these wonderful designs from FSJ Shoes completely lust-worthy, the website also ships internationally, so you can easily get the best of global trends at your doorstep when you order a pair. I will definitely be investing in a number of shoes from this wishlist because FSJ Shoes provide runway designs at a fraction of the price. Which is your favourite pair from my list? Let me know in the comments below!

Visit www.fsjshoes.com to check out their entire collection.

 

* All images are taken from http://www.fsjshoes.com. This post is in collaboration with FSJ Shoes.