Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A Beautiful Mess

Beauty Trick : Mixing Two Lip colours

 (Left- NYX Soft Matte Cream in Stockholm | Right - NYX Soft Matte Cream in Monte Carlo )

I will agree I am not quite regular with beauty posts infact I have been quite neglecting the beauty blogger in me.Well this one here is also not one of those product reviews.I am going to show you a trick which I have been using to make most of a product which I was going to discard.

            (Left- NYX Soft Matte Cream in Stockholm | Right - NYX Soft Matte Cream in Monte Carlo )

I got these two NYX lip creams Stockholm and Monte Carlo in buy one get one free offer more than a year back. Now Monte Carlo is a very bold and beautiful colour but its not suitable for office or daily wear and as for the free lip cream Stockholm I didnt like the shade. So basically I had not just one but two shades of the most coveted matte lipsticks just lying in my drawer.

    ( Left - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo | Right - NYX Soft Matte Cream in Stockholm ) 

   For a long time Stockholm was sitting idle in my drawer and Monte Carlo was very loud for office/daily wear. Well being a science student does have some long term effects. One fine day I thought of experimenting by mixing these two lip creams.
In case you dont know these lip creams when applied are glossy but after 10-20 seconds it settles and gives a velvety matte finish. Hence I thought they would stay wet and become sticky but I succeeded in my experiment and the result was a beautiful pink color.

Following are the steps on how to carry out this simple experiment.

    (  NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo  )

Step 1 : Apply lightly the dark/deep color in this case NYX Monte Carlo.

    NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo + Stockholm 

Step 2 : Apply small dots of  NYX Stockholm and start spreading and mixing the lip cream.
I have been mixing these lip creams for quite some time now due to which the applicator of Stockholm has turned red and the swatch looks pink than Stockholm actually is. From the outer colour of the tube one can gauge how pale the actual colour is. As you can see in the above image after proper mixing the result is a beautiful Rosy Pink which is close to soft matte shades of San Paulo and Ibiza.Ibiza is one of the new shades added to the Soft matte range.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo + Stockholm 

Also by varying the quantity a wide spectrum of colours from red to pink can be created.In the image above I have increased the quantity of Stockholm due to which the result is lighter than the one in the image in Step 2.

I am wearing this mixture of lip creams in one of my selfie I had posted a long time back on Instagram which you can check here . 

For daily wear I prefer rosy pink lip colours as compared to totally nude colours because they add a subtle glow to the face at the same time gives a fresh look.

This trick works even with lip pencil + one soft matte cream.I have also tried this lip pencil + Lip cream combination with my Inglot Matte Lip crayons and it gives similar results.

So here you go, a very simple yet effective trick I have been using to wear these NYX lip creams.

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Newfangled Nuances

Blazer - Zara | High waist jeans - Only | Tank top - Local Boutique | Platform Heels - Zara | Sunglasses - Prada | Lipstick - Mac Ruby Woo  

  Off lately I have been favoring high rise pants a lot as you all have seen in my recent posts.Since monsoons seemed to have taken a break a few days back I promptly came up with this look and found an excuse to wear denims. From trousers to skinny jeans and even shorts, all of these styles come with a high-waist alternative and are available in a wide spectrum now a days.Most of us might think its such an odd trend.Once you discover which styles suits you, you can experiment with different patterns.

   When paired rightly they can be more flattering than you’d think.I have previously paired these high waist jeans with a crop top, which you can check on my Instagram profile.One can see the versatility of high rise pants by the variation of the looks I have created and that is the reason this style has become my new favourite. I have paired my high rise pleated trousers with a blouse here creating a illusion of a jumpsuit.The same pleated trousers I have paired with a crop top in my previous post.This style is surely a boon for petite girls because it gives a long, lean look and helps in creating an elongated frame. 

  After a really long time I am back to layering blazers on the blog. Its not time yet to get the fall blazers out, at such times a light weight thin fabric blazer is a suitable alternative. This white blazer is one of my recent sale finds. I was not very keen on picking up a white blazer but the long lapels, the blazer's length and especially the light fabric which makes it very monsoon appropriate caught my interest.

 Also, I have never paired high waisted jeans with a long blazer hence I was eager to try this combination.To complete the look I have added a casual tank top, my favourite silver stacklaces (a word for stacked necklaces which I recently came across on Instagram) and platform heels. In case you want to know more about the stacked silver necklaces you can read this post Stacking Statements.

Hope I have given you enough reasons to steer away from low-cut jeans and enough pointers to embrace the high waist style. 

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