Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Euphoria- Calvin Klein

I have always been a huge fan of Calvin Klein, be it there perfumes or shades or clothing line. Recently, my big brother gifted me a Calvin Klein's Euphoria (women). The one and only thing i felt while trying it out for the first time is, "This is me." It seemed to me as if the fragrance has been hand picked for me. Before this I was using  Elizabeth Arden's 5th Avenue. Well i must confess that after using Euphoria i just do not seem to like any other fragrance. It is light and subtle (not at all harsh). As i said earlier, I feel like as if it is custom made for me.

So, if you are obsessed with good perfumes and fragrance as I am, and wish to spend a little bit more to smell good, this is my pick for you. Sure it is a little pricey, but it is worth every penny.

Price of Calvin Klein- Euphoria (women) 100 ml is Rs. 4800 (inclusive all tax)
Price of Calvin Klein -Euphoria (women) 50 ml is Rs. 3825 (inclusive all tax)

Price of Elizabeth Arden - 5th Avenue is Rs 1750 in India.
 For those who do not want to buy a CK because of its price, i would recommend Elizabeth Arden. It is comparatively wallet friendly and the fragrance is also pretty good.

So guys, do tell me if you liked my post. And as i always say, if you have any queries or feed back or comments, feel free to ask me.

Have fun with Fashion,


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Perfect French Manicure.....

Today i am going to do a tutorial on how to do a perfect French manicure. So without further delay lets start with it....

All you need to do is buy a French Manicure kit from any store. I personally do not buy the 'kit'. I just buy the colors separately. But for beginners a kit is needed. 

In a kit you will find three nail polishes : one white, one almost like the skin tone, one crystal clear top coat and last but not the least stickers ( used to paint the nail tips properly)

Now let us get quickly onto the tutorial. It comprises of only four simple steps. So, here we go :-

STEP 1 :-  Apply the skin tone nail polish as the base coat. Let it dry for a few minutes.
STEP 2 :- Apply the white nail polish carefully along the portion of your 'extended' nails. If you do not have steady hands then you can use the stickers. I personally use the stickers because i do not have steady hands. So, if you are using stickers, the thumb rule is, let the polish dry up properly and then peel off the sticker. DO NOT remove it until the nail polish dries off.
STEP 3 :- Take a second look at your nails. Check whether all the tips are equally white. If not then paint the ones which are not equally white to make them all even. Else it will not look good. Let it dry for a good 5 minutes. 
STEP 4 :- Finally when the polish dries off, use the top coat ( the crystal clear one) to give it the perfect finish.

And that is how you can do a perfect French manicure in your house all by your self.
So do try it out and let me know. And if you have any suggestion, queries or anything just let me know, and i will get back to you immediately. 

Have fun with fashion,

Fashionably yours,

*picture courtesy styletips101.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Entire range of L'Oreal Paris Elvive Shampoo & Conditioner....

Shampoo and conditioner are the two most important hair care products. There are practically hundreds of brand which have there own line of shampoo and conditioner. I personally do not buy extremely expensive range of shampoo-conditioner because of my frequent usage. Out the the huge range of shampoo and conditioner available in the market my favorite pick is the L'Oreal Paris Elvive range. It is wallet friendly and a good set of hair care product. So, let us get started...
L'Oreal Paris Elvive range has been launched by L'Oreal as a consumer product, which of course means, wallet friendly. Now let us check out each of the products under this line one by one...

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner :

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 aims to work on 5 major hair problems ranging from  breakage, dryness, roughness, dullness and split ends. I personally have used it myself and I loved every bit of it. I do not suffer from split ends (Thank God!)...but i do suffer from breakage and roughness. Especially after coloring my hair this problem got a little out of hand. That is when I used this particular product and I was pleased with the result. Though i do not think it falls under the Elvive group, but i could not stop myself from mentioning this particular product right at the beginning. So, if you have the above mentioned problem then this is by far the best product that i would recommend you in this budget.
I haven't used the Total Repair 5 mask as of yet. Once i use it, i will surely do a review on it.

  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo 200ml is Rs. 130 and 100ml is Rs. 72
  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Conditioner 180g is Rs. 150 and 90g is Rs. 80

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner :

So, i am currently using the L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss shampoo and conditioner. L'Oreal paris guarantees that after the use of this product the hair will look super glossy and shiny. So, for those who are looking for shampoos and conditioner for hair breakage or dandruff or other hair problem, this is not going to be the right choice for them. It makes hair glossy indeed but I myself would not buy the product in the near future just because it does not satisfy my expectation. But a friend of mine is using the same product and she loves it. And it actually shows in her case. So, for those who have zero hair problem but want a glossy and shinny looking hair can opt for this particular product.

  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Shampoo 200ml is Rs. 130 and 100ml is Rs.72
  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Conditioner 180g is Rs. 150 and 90g is Rs. 80

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Shampoo and Conditioner :

This was the first product under the L'Oreal Elvive range that I used in my life and I loved every bit of it. I do not remember why I stopped using it (may be because I was eager to use the other ranges too)...but am planning to restart using L'Oreal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense all over again. It promises to give your hair that smooth and soft feel to it. And i must add to it that, even though they do not promise it, I noticed a lot less hair breakage after a couple of days. This is perfect for regular use, literally. So, if you do not have any particular hair problem then try this one out.

  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Shampoo 200ml is Rs. 130 and 100ml is Rs.72
  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Conditioner 180g is Rs. 150 and 90g is Rs. 80

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner :

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect aims towards consumers who color or beach there hair. I have not used this product as of yet, but a friend of mine does. And she says its just about average. Well first things first, you CAN NOT just protect your hair color with just a shampoo and conditioner. Once you color your hair you need to take extra care so that the color stays for a longer period of time. For that hair treatment, spa and all are needed to be done. Thus i can not comment much on this particular product. Give it a try and let me know if it works.

  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo 200ml is Rs. 130 and 100ml is Rs. 72
  • Price of L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Conditioner 180g is Rs. 150 and 90g is Rs. 80

So guys, I hope you enjoy reading the post as much as I enjoyed creating it. Feel free to leave any comments, suggestion of any sort regarding the post and do mention the name of the hair products you use. I will try to review another range of hair products as soon as possible.

Fashionably yours,

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wallet friendly regular skin care regime....

So, today I am going to discuss with you about the regular skin care regime for normal to oily skin or oily skin and products related to it.

Advantages and Disadvantages of oily skin :-

  • Oily skin is not prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging.
  • If taken care of, oily skin looks more healthy than any other type of skin.
  • Make up last longer in oily skin and it even looks better.
  • Skin does not get as damaged as normal or dry skin during winter.

  • Oily skin is more prone to acne and pimples.
  • Dirt and dust can easily stick to oily skin and therefore blocks the pores of the skin.
  • It is more prone to tanning.

I have a normal to oily skin. My 'T' zone i.e. my forehead,nose,temple and chin, are oily where as my cheeks are normal. 
To explain more specifically what a 'T' zone is, let us see the picture below...

The main problem that I was facing for the past couple of months was tanning and extreme pigmentation. Even if I was using sunscreen lotions with high SPF it was doing nothing. And I must confess that I was not into the regular skin care regime because I used to feel extremely lazy. 
But one fine day I looked up into the mirror and saw my skin looking extremely dull and pigmented and completely tanned. It looked horrible. I got myself the entire range of Neutrogena Fine Fairness and started to use it religiously every night. Plus i switched from sunscreen lotion to Lotus Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF 20 and i have been using Joves Tea Tree Oil control face wash regularly. And trust me when i say this...the pigmentation started to get lighter from second week...and by third week i got my old skin tone almost 96% less breakouts.

Anyhow, without wasting any more time lets quickly get into the REGULAR SKIN CARE REGIME.


I love this particular face wash...There was a time when I was facing break outs now and then and I had never faced such an issue earlier. Moreover, the face wash that i was using earlier would make  my skin feel very harsh after every wash. So, i thought to change my face wash. A saleswoman offered me to use Joves Tea Tree Face Wash gel. After using it my skin felt amazing and the breakouts that i used to have now and then started to reduce. And i have been hooked on to it ever since. I take a drop size of this face wash and wash my face at least twice a day. It gently gets rid of all the dirt that sticks to my skin. And after a wash my skin does not feel dry or harsh. Rather it feels smooth and clean.
M.R.P of 50 ml of Joves Tea Tree Oil Control Face Wash is Rs. 60 inclusive all tax.


Okay ladies...throw away your greasy sunscreen lotions and bring home the  Lotus Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF 20. This is one product that I fell in love at the first sight. Generally, the main problem with women having oily skin is that sunscreen lotions feel greasy and we tend to sweat more on applying sunscreen. In my case, I used to sweat so much so that I stopped using any sunscreen lotion for a while and ended up with a massive pigmented skin. That is when a friend of mine suggested me this product. I got it immediately and using it ever since. I take just a tad bit of Lotus Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel apply it on my face gently. For first 10 seconds it feels sticky and greasy and after that... Viola! Bye bye greasy skin. And the best part is, my skin glows, literally!
Plus the SPF 20 works just fine on my skin. I have used lotions of higher SPF and i used to look extremely dark right after a few minutes of applying those lotions. But with the Lotus Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF 20 i look fresh for a considerably long time of the day.
M.R.P of Lotus Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF 20 (100 g) in Rs. 195 inclusive all tax.


Okay...I strictly end my day after using products from Neutrogena Fine Fairness range for my night  skin care regime. But I must mention that I do not use the cleansing lotion simply because I use my very own Joves face wash and it does the job cleaning my skin perfectly. Therefore, after washing my face i dry my face with a towel and then take a cotton ball and pour a little bit of Neutrogena Fine Fairness toner and gently apply it all over my face and neck in upwards direction. I do not rub it hard on my face. Just apply it gently. It hydrates my skin beautifully. It can feel a little sticky while applying but that stickiness goes in a few minutes.
M.R.P. of Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner (150 ml) is Rs.240. inclusive all taxes.


Last but not the least, the most important product of the entire day...Neutrogena Fine Fairness Essence. Those who have the problem of pigmentation, I strongly recommend it to you. I take just a   little bit and apply it on my face gently like a moisturizer. It is a little greasy in nature. Though it says on the package to use it twice a day, i would recommend it only once at night. Because it has Retinol. Therefore using it in day light will harm the skin to some extent. This will surely lighten your skin within 15 days of regular use. Though it is a little expensive, it s worth the money.
M.R.P. of Neutrogena Fine Fairness Essence (30 g) is Rs. 450 inclusive all tax.

I hope you like this article on wallet friendly skin care product for regular skin care regime. If you have any query or suggestion or if you think otherwise...feel free to tell me...

Yours ever,

Friday, September 17, 2010

Basic wardrobe essentials....

Today i am going to discuss about 5 wardrobe essentials for every women of every age bracket...something that they should always have in there wardrobe...
So without further delay lets get started with the 5 most important wardrobe essentials for every women :-


You got to have at least two pairs of denim from good store in your me...a good pair of denim will always enhance your figure in a good way. While purchasing denims you must either have a clear idea about what cut and what shade of denim would look best on you or you should consult the sales person regarding the kind of denim you should get for yourself. If you are bottom heavy then a proper fit and the right color will make you look a lot more slimmer and a lot more proportionate. Many people do not like to spend a lot of money on just one pair of denim. But i promise you, these denims last for a long time and they are extremely comfortable and make you look 3 times better than what a cheaper pair of jeans would do...My personal favorite brand of denim is Levis. I love there jeans. Those look and feel like heaven! So, go and grab your very own pair of a good denim!
Quick tip :- Whenever you are planning to wear you denim for a slightly formal occasion never forget to wash and iron it....this will give your old pair of jeans a very crisp and a new look and it will fit amazingly, just like brand new jeans, and it will look neat...and trust will feel great!


I love linen jackets.They can easily be worn both during day and night and even if you have a humid climate or it's extremely hot, you will not feel uncomfortable because the material is of cotton or linen. The aviator jackets are extremely in for the fall. But i do not know how much popular it will be in India, considering the climate here.  This season the 'boyfriend blazers' are extremely in vogue. Wear a pair of jeans or trousers or skirt , a nice top and a well fitted linen jacket and you are ready to go for the day! Be it at school, university, even at work, this never fails to work its charm. You can even wear your boyfriend blazer over a cocktail dress. If you have to party at night and do not have time to change then add on a few accessories and a dab of shimmery make up and party all night long! These days we have a wide variety of jackets and blazers in almost every possible color and cut. Go for the conventional well fitted blazers if you want to keep it subtle and sophisticated and go play with colors and cut, for example, try a short jacket with a burst of color, that is, if you want a fresh young look with a bit of an edge. T personally love to accessories my jackets or boyfriend blazers with cute badges or by wearing really nice junk jewelry to break the monotonous look. Its fun! And it gives an outfit a lot of character. In short, jackets or blazers can make you look extremely sophisticated and again it can even make your outfit look very young and fresh...

WHITE SHIRT / TOP : of the most essential thing that you should have in you wardrobe is a completely white shirt or a top...whichever you prefer. But make sure it does not have any graphic prints or anything. Little bit of embroidery here and there are fine but not much. If you want to add color to it then add junk jewelry or a nice jacket or blazer or wear a nice wrist watch. But if you want to go simple, a white top and a denim or trouser or even a skirt can never in your life go wrong. Try out new things with your plain white top...and you will definitely be a show stopper where ever you go...


Many women tremble at the thought of wearing high heels...because...lets face is not exactly the most comfortable pair of shoe in the world! I myself wear flat shoes most of the time. But every body should own at least one pair of good high heels. If not extremely high, then at least with a little bit of heel. Now there are practically "gazillion" styles of heels starting from pointed to wedge heels (which are the most comfortable of the lot) to pick from. The reason why women wear high heels is not only because it makes you look taller but also it helps to create a beautiful posture. If you ever notice, whenever you wear a high heel you do not slouch anymore rather you walk straight and seemingly with more confidence (once you get a hang of it). And finally it makes you feel extremely sexy, glamorous ad confident when you walk into a room....


A handbag can make or break a look. Therefore do buy a good handbag. Depending on your lifestyle choose your handbag. Go for the big handbags for day time and nice clutches at night. A very dull outfit can be easily brightened up with the help of a colorful handbag. Handbags say a lot about your personality and class, whether you are classy, bohemian, experimental, etc ,etc. Buy your handbags very sensibly. If you have a very hectic schedule and have to carry a lot of stuff with you buy a bag that has loads of space for your things. Whereas if it is just a day out with friends you can carry a clutch or a small is up to you. So go grab that perfect handbag and complete your look.....

I hope you enjoyed the article and I would be really satisfied if i could help you even a little bit on your wardrobe essentials....please do post your comments...and any other idea that you think is apt with this you all....


Yours ever,