OOTD – Laced & Caged

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday, 1st May 2015

Hello everyone!

Today’s post is the outfit I wore to the IndiBlogger – Zenfone 2 meet held on 23rd April!

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This lace top is actually a dress that I wore on my birthday! This is a great way to re-purpose your old iconic dresses that you’re hesitant to wear twice as a full-fledged dress. I love the full sleeved, lace back detail on this piece as it looks conservative yet sexy!

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I am drooling over these gladiator boots. I had been eyeing them for quite some time and bagged them earlier last month. You can see my HUGE SHOE HAUL HERE

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I wore a black pencil skirt over my bodycon dress and threw on a peplum belt to add some sass and a little something extra.

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I finished the look with little gold accents and a black and gold clutch. I love how the orangy-red lips pop against this mostly black outfit. I wanted to keep the eyes gold and coppery so I skipped black and used a brown eyeliner to define the eyes. The gold and copper shadows used are by Sleek Makeup.

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Details :

Black And Gold Bodycon Lace Dress – NaughtyStrands

Black Pencil Skirt, Bracelet, All Rings – Forever21

Black Leather Peplum Belt – StalkBuyLove

Black And Gold Clutch – Accessorize

On My Lips – Colorbar Lip Liner Pencil in “Sizzling Orange” and Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipstick in “Rioja Red”

Other Recent Outfits –

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 – Denim on Denim!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 21st April 2015

Hello everyone!

Today’s post is going to be about one of the biggest trends for this season – Denim!

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The casual appeal that denim has is unparalleled and it is a fabric that can be moulded to fit an evening look as well.

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Ripped jeans are one of my all time favourite pieces and a complete wardrobe must-have! This stunning pair can be styled in a multitude of ways but I wanted to create a more street-style appropriate look.

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I rolled up the hem of my jeans to flaunt these gorgeous sandals!

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I love how the denim corset adds enough curves and class to instantly uplift a monotonous white shirt-blue jeans outfit.

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My white shirt has a black collar and a black lace detail so I wanted to match my accessories to create a more cohesive outfit and pull the whole look together. These peep toe sandals look perfect when paired with this ensemble while the bag is roomy enough to fulfil all my on-the-go needs!

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Since this is a casual outfit, I kept the makeup simple. This is the makeup look I gravitate towards on a daily basis.. You can check out my post on My Everyday Makeup Look to read all about how I do it and the products involved.

I finished the look with some gold jewellery.

Details :

Black And White Ankle Strap Sandals – Zara

Ripped Jeans, Chain Necklace, Chain Bracelet, All Rings – Forever21

Black Lace Detail White Shirt – StalkBuyLove

Denim Corset, White Bag – Sarojini Nagar

On My Lips – MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in “All Fired Up”

Other Recent Outfits –

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 – Red & Leopard!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 5th April 2015

Hello everyone!

Somehow, I feel like OOTDs are the most fun post to do on the blog. It has been a little nippy in Delhi due to the unforeseen rains but I’m not complaining! I’m enjoying the chilly weather and happily continue to live in my trusty blazers.

I have been looking everywhere for the perfect pair of gold metallic pumps and when I spotted them in Zara, you can imagine my level of excitement! I love leopard and red together as it makes a bold statement and I always accessorize this combination with touches of gold. I added this fun cage cuff and a statement necklace to match my pointy gold pumps and threw on a grey blazer to keep me toasty!

Here are the pictures :

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This leopard print crop top was actually a full top but I turned it into a cropped one!

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Details :

Gold Metallic Pointed Toe Pumps – Zara

Leopard Top Turned Into Crop Top, Grey Blazer – Sarojini Nagar

High Waisted Red Pants, All Rings, Grey Satchel Bag – Forever21

Statement Necklace, Gold Cage Cuff – 20Dresses

On My Lips – MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in “All Fired Up”

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OOTD – Monochrome Diaries!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Friday, 27th March 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another outfit. It is suddenly so hot here that it freaks me out to think how much hotter it’s going to get. Well, as you all may know by now, I’m a savvy online shopper and love to find amazing pieces at the comfort of my own home (in pyjamas of course!) and a few of my favourite sites to shop from are StalkBuyLove, FabAlley, 20Dresses and StyleTag. They sell ridiculously cool pieces at decent prices and it is always convenient to have your stuff delivered right where you live.

This outfit is inspired by monochrome, so much monochrome that I’ve seen on the runways, on the streets, in the glossies et al. I love how black and white looks chic and spells class. The top I’m wearing is actually an off-shoulder bodysuit. I’ve been obsessed with leotards lately as they stay where they belong and don’t bunch up on the sides. The striped maxi skirt with a slit adds a little something extra to the look but the black hat is my favourite part of the outfit! I love how the orange lips bring a pop to the otherwise monochrome theme going on. Here are the pictures :

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Details :

Black Off Shoulder Bodysuit – StalkBuyLove

Striped Maxi Skirt With Slit – FabAlley

Strappy Peep Toe Heels – StyleTag

Suede And Leather Clutch – Accessorize

Hat, Rings, Bow Bracelet and Bar Necklace – Forever21

Crystal Necklace – 20Dresses

Ear Cuff – Ebay

On My Lips – NYX Matte Lipstick in the shade “Indie Flick”

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OOTD – Animal Instinct!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 15th March 2015

Hello everyone,

It is majorly weird that March is so chilly here in New Delhi. Usually around this time, we want to douse ourselves in icy water to save us from getting baked in the sun! That is why it is almost unbelievable that it is still blazer weather.

This outfit is definitely appropriate for this confusing climate as the jacket can be taken off for a more breathable outfit during the day while the boots keep my feet warm. I love how the soft khaki high waisted pants complement the earthy browns in my leotard and jacket without being too loud. Also, I love leotards or bodysuits (whatever you call them) as they stay nicely tucked in without bunching up on the sides.

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Details :

Khaki High Waisted Pants – The Happening, GK

Brown Blazer – Sarojini Nagar

Animal Print Leotard, Boots – Forever21

Satchel Bag – The Great India Place

Leopard Sunglasses – Koovs

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OOTD – Monochrome Magic!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another outfit! I have decided to do separate posts per outfit now because that way I’ll be able to show you all the wonderful details of my look.

I recently came across this stunning pair of lace pants from Amazon. As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew that I had to have it in my closet and I wanted to build a sophisticated monochrome look around it. I love how the animal print top creates a mixed pattern look and the blazer was just a perfect finishing touch to this whole outfit. Since it is still chilly in India, I decided to go with booties instead of snazzy sandals to keep me toasty. The bag used here is actually a sling but I prefer using it like a clutch,

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Don’t be fooled! This is not really lace but rather just a print that unbelievably resembles the pattern which is much more practical and comfortable in daily life!

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Details :

Lace Print Pants – Amazon

Animal Print Top, Long Beaded Necklace – Sarojini Nagar

Black Blazer, Black Booties, Ring, Spike Bracelet – Forever21

Sling Bag used as Clutch – StalkBuyLove

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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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Huge Sarojini Nagar Fashion Haul HERE

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