OOTD – Sareez and Grace!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Thursday, 23rd July 2015

Hello everyone!



When I was a little girl, I used to daydream about the day when I could wear a saree without it being inappropriate! Now that I’m 23 and have worn the wonderful garment quite a few times, I still get a wee bit excited to don the womanly piece.

I proudly own a handful of them in my closet and I’m gradually building my collection of wonderful sarees! As I have a close friendly wedding to attend, I started scouring the internet for my “it-saree”. When I landed at sareez.com, I was pleasantly surprised to see the immense variety they offer. From every imaginable fabric to endless colour and finish options, you’ll definitely find something of your liking and taste. They also cater to every pocket and budget so you are bound to end your search with something beautiful within your quoted price.

I am not gonna deny that I have a special place in my heart for black sarees. I already own 4-5 black sarees but I just can’t get enough. Here is one I picked up from Sareez.com. Hope you like the pictures! 🙂











Other Recent Outfits –

OOTD – Edgy Red

OOTD – Boho Vibes

OOTD – Cold Shoulders & Denim

OOTD – Leather & Fringes

OOTD – An Indian Take

OOTD – Prints & Flutes

OOTD – Laced & Caged – What I wore to the IndiBlogger – Zenfone Meet!

OOTD – Denim On Denim

OOTD – Yellow Bloom – What I wore to the IndiBlogger – Kose Meet!

OOTD – Red & Leopard

OOTD – Monochrome Diaries

OOTD – Animal Instinct

OOTD – Monochrome Magic

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OOTD – Edgy Red

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 29th June 2015

Hello everyone.

Today’s post is about the outfit that I wore to the Jabong Beauty Blogger Meet.

Seen on me is a gorgeous red floral dress that I designed. I love simple, sweet and girly summer dresses in this hot weather. I purchased the cloth from my local store and designed this understated dress with quarters sleeves and a skater style. Such dresses are incredibly comfortable and look super cute on their own but I wanted to take it a step further with accessories.

I decided to edge up an otherwise girl next door dress with a broad belt and gladiator heels. A black tote was my bag of choice to carry all my essentials in. I especially love how the heart sunglasses match so perfectly with my dress!

Here are the pictures :

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Details :

Red Floral Dress – Self Designed

Black Gladiator Heels – Zara

Red Broad Waist Belt – 20Dresses

Bag – Forever21

Heart Sunglasses – Sarojini Nagar

On My Lips – Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Pencil in “RD 21″, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”

Other Recent Outfits –

OOTD – Boho Vibes

OOTD – Cold Shoulders & Denim

OOTD – Leather & Fringes

OOTD – An Indian Take

OOTD – Prints & Flutes

OOTD – Laced & Caged – What I wore to the IndiBlogger – Zenfone Meet!

OOTD – Denim On Denim

OOTD – Yellow Bloom – What I wore to the IndiBlogger – Kose Meet!

OOTD – Red & Leopard

OOTD – Monochrome Diaries

OOTD – Animal Instinct

OOTD – Monochrome Magic

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OOTD – Boho Vibes!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 22nd June 2015

Hello everyone!

I bought a lot of fun skirts from Sarojini Nagar recently (haul video will be up soon) so, I wanted to create a boho inspired look. I usually like to dress up in sophisticated, clean lines and structured, fitted clothes but I wanted to venture out of my little comfortable space and create an all-new look.

This is my take on boho. I have paired this beautiful embellished crop top that I’ve had lying in the back of my closet since ages. The skirt is a stunning plain black maxi skirt with a side slit that gives it just a little something extra.

I decided to add a modern take to this look by pairing gold metallic pointed-toe pumps. Of course, you can rock a pair of strappy or gladiator flats with this look too. My handbag is a simple black clutch with gold accents.

The star of this look for me is the choker. I found this breathtaking choker in Sarojini Nagar and it was a steal! The rest of the jewelry is kept to a minimum with the exception of a minimal arm cuff.

Here are the pictures :

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Details :

Embellished Crop Top, Slit Maxi Skirt, Black & Gold Choker, Reflective Sunglasses – Sarojini Nagar

Pointed-Toe Metallic Gold Pumps – Zara

Black & Gold – Accessorize

Arm Cuff – BGs

Watch – Gift

On My Lips – Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Pencil in “RD 21”, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”

Other Recent Outfits –

OOTD – Cold Shoulders & Denim

OOTD – Leather & Fringes

OOTD – An Indian Take

OOTD – Prints & Flutes

OOTD – Laced & Caged – What I wore to the IndiBlogger – Zenfone Meet!

OOTD – Denim On Denim

OOTD – Yellow Bloom – What I wore to the IndiBlogger – Kose Meet!

OOTD – Red & Leopard

OOTD – Monochrome Diaries

OOTD – Animal Instinct

OOTD – Monochrome Magic

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New Hair Cut + Announcement!

Hello everyone,

As you may have noticed,

http://www.aishwaryakaushal.wordpress.com is now http://www.glamourignited.com!!!

You may observe a few other changes in this blog over the course of a few weeks. I’m in the process of revamping this site to suit my style of writing. A major change is that now to leave a reply/comment, you have to click the “leave a reply” line at the top of the post.Other than that, I’m happy with how it’s currently looking. I’ve also made a resolve to upload more consistently with fresh content. I have so many posts that are ready to make their way on to the blog like shopping hauls from various places, makeup looks, outfit posts etc. So, keep an eye out for interesting new blog posts that are coming soon. Also, subscribe to this blog via email to receive them right in your inbox!

Anyway, I’m going through a major change in my life right now which prompted me to change my hair. They were long at the front and had started to appear limp with no body. So, I decided to cut some fringes and add some playfulness to my overall appearance.

And yes, I cut my own hair! No offense to any hairdresser out there, whenever I’ve gone to the salon to get a professional hair cut, they’ve always cut off more than I had asked for. It is majorly annoying when that happens as it takes months (read years!) to grow them out. I’m still not sure how I feel about my new hair style though I hope I grow to love them over the weeks.

Here are the pictures :

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You can find details of this look here – My Go-To Makeup Looks

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I think I might be able to finally accept that I now have bangs! 😛

 

Sultry Cat Eyes With Red Lips!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 3rd February 2014

Hello everyone!

I was experimenting with my makeup and came up with this gorgeous look that is perfect for a party or a date. Especially with Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to show you guys a different and special look you can recreate.

I have always been a fan of mysterious winged eyes and this is just a step up from the regular wings that I do everyday. I paired it with bold matte red lips. Of course, you can opt for a nude which will look great too but I wanted to go all out! 😀

You can see it here in My Go To Makeup Looks

Here are the pictures :

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Products used :

FACE

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer
Chambor Silver Shadow Compact
Sephora Powder Foundation in Deep for Contour
Sleek Blush By 3 In Lace and Face Form in Light to Highlight

EYES

Sleek Eyebrow Kit in Dark, Ultra Matts V2 Palette for Shadows
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black, Colossal Kajal, Falsies Mascara and Colossal Mascara

LIPS

Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Liner Pencil in RD-21
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in Red Coat
Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red

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This is it for my cat eye makeup look with matte red lips!

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Wedding Makeup Look

How To Smell Amazing All Day

How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day

The Body Shop Complete Strawberry Range Review

10 Makeup Blunders To Avoid

Product Empties + Mini Reviews

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My Go To Makeup Looks!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 7th October 2014

Hello everyone!

I suddenly realized that I’ve never done a post on my everyday makeup!

I want to show you my basic everyday makeup and the look that I gravitate towards the most. This is the makeup that will look great on almost everyone and it is easy to achieve. It makes me look polished and put together and I can finish my makeup in just 20 minutes when I know this is what I’m going to be doing! I have been sticking to this look since about a year now and I haven’t felt the need to change it because it looks amazing and so many people have complimented me on it 🙂

This is also the look that you’ll find me wearing in most of my outfit posts because it looks great with everything. I do change my lipstick and blushes every so often when I want a different shade. Sometimes, I’ll use a colored eyeliner as well but for the most part, this is how I prefer my makeup to look like on an everyday basis :

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Winged eyeliner and nude lips is such a great look for everyone. Winging your eyeliner perfectly will take some practice but don’t worry it will come!

Here are all the steps involved to achieve this look and some of my favorite products that I use every time I put makeup on :

1. I like to start by priming my face with either The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer or The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It. Sometimes I use both of them together, I don’t necessarily have large pores but I have oily skin and I like to prolong the wear of my makeup as much as I can! During the winter time when my skin is not as oily, I like to apply MAC Strobe Cream on my cheeks for added glow. I usually like to wait a minute before I put foundation on to let the primer set.

2. After priming, I buff a thin layer of foundation all over my face with a buffing brush or fingers. I always make sure to apply a really thin layer because I don’t like to look cakey! Some of my favorites are the Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse for really oily days, Benefit Hello Flawless Brightening Makeup, Loreal Infallible 16Hr Foundation, Lakme CC Cream! I like foundations that are meant for normal skin and don’t have a very matte finish because I like to look glowy and healthy.

3. Most of the foundations that I like have sheer to medium coverage and I prefer that because I don’t want heavy coverage all over my face. I use the Clinique Even Better Concealer in the shade Orange Brightener under my eyes. It is an orange concealer that helps to cancel out any purple/blue undertones under the eyes. Over that I’ll use the Benefit Boi-ing Concealer which I also use to spot conceal if I have a breakout. To highlight my cheek bones, upper lip area, under the eyebrows and forehead I apply a thin layer of Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.

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4. If I want my blush to last extra long, I’ll apply a cream blush on my cheeks but on most days I just go ahead and set the whole face with my all time favorite powder, Chambor Silver Shadow Compact or Benefit Hello Flawless Powder. If I want a sheer-er compact I’ll use Rimmel Stay Matte Powder or Maybelline Clear Glow Compact.

5. Then, I fill in my eyebrows with Inglot Matte Shadow in the shade 329 and set them with The Body Shop Eyebrow Gel or clear mascara. If I need to get my eyebrows done and they’re very unruly then I’ll use an eyebrow wax from Inglot before filling with powder.

6. Moving onto eyes, I draw a fine line on my top lashline with a black kohl liner, mainly Maybelline Colossal Kajal or Lakme Eyeconic Kajal. Sometimes I’ll use a brown like Colorbar I-Glide Pencil in the shade Cocoa Bar or Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Metal Brown. (Other times I may use a green, purple, grey or blue depending on my mood but on most days its either black or brown.) I like to smudge the line with a pencil brush. Then, I line both my top and bottom waterline with the same shade and smudge it a little on the lower lash line with a pencil brush. Then I start with a liquid/gel eyeliner like Maybelline Eye Liner Pen or the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black and trace along the top lash line creating a wing at the end. I then curl my lashes with the Colorbar Eyelash Curler and use my Holy Grail mascara, Maybelline the Falsies on both my top and bottom lashes. I like to apply a second coat of mascara with Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express and this combination gives me long voluminous lashes every time!

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7. I like to define my cheekbones for which I contour my face slightly with Sephora Powder Foundation in the shade Deep and lightly dust some on the sides of my forehead and under my jawline as well. I use a different shade of blush almost everyday but my favorite is Sleek Lace Palette. After blush, I’ll use a highlight from the Sleek Face Form Kit on my cheekbones, under the eyebrows, on my cupid’s bow and in the center on my forehead.

8. Like blush, my lip color changes everyday. But, one combination I keep coming back to is Nyx Lip Liner in Natural and Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade Red Chaos on top! This is the most beautiful peachy nude combination for my complexion and I prefer matte lips over glossy lips!

P.S. I like to use a makeup setting spray just before I head out to help my makeup last extra long!

I don’t use eye shadows on an everyday basis but on some days I like to get fancy! 😛

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And sometimes I’ll wear a matte red lip which to me, is the most beautiful look in the world! But who wears red lips everyday?

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When I feel like going all out, I’ll combine smokey eyes with red lips!

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Sometimes I’ll play with eyeliner and do something like this :

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I had a lot of fun compiling this and sharing my favorite looks with you all! I know this can be a lot of makeup for those of you who only wear Kajal on a day to day basis but I absolutely love makeup! Also, this may seem like a lot of steps but it only takes me around 20 minutes to complete my whole face. I hope you found this post helpful and learnt something new!

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Other Interesting Posts :

How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day HERE

My Experience With Acrylic Nails HERE

A Little Trouser Haul HERE

Oily Skin? Read helpful tips HERE

Frizzy Hair? Read helpful tips HERE

Huge Sarojini Nagar Fashion Haul HERE

Big Shoe Haul HERE

How To Smell Amazing All Day! HERE

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul! HERE

What’s In My Bag? Read HERE

Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin! HERE

What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You? HERE

Thank you very much for reading! :-)

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