3 Quick Summer Hairstyles

Hey Gorgeous!

Summer is officially here and how can I be sure of it? Well, never doubt a person with sweaty palms. *yikes*

Any who, so I made a video with three quick hairstyles for this summer *All of them were inspired by Pinterest*

I can sit over pinterest for hours and still not be sure how I got so lost in internet land for that long. Happened with you?

So These hairstyles are quick and easy to do for days when you are in a rush and for days when you just want your locks to be off your gorgeous face.

Hope you guys will enjoy it. Please do subscribe and comment if you like the video 🙂 x

x

Asha

3 Summer hairstyles

New Hair Color – Geetanjali Salon Review

Hey there!

I got my hair colored this week and I am beyond excited to have found a great place in Gurgaon for this experience. Geetanjali Salon in Ambience Mall Gurgaon was the place where I went without any recommendation, but I can now vouch for a global hair color from them.

One of my best friend wanted to get her hair colored and wanted to know if I knew any good place for color. I knew a great place in Dubai – Krysalis Salon & Spa and a great hairstylist – Sugandh. I have had my first color and some of the best haircuts from this young talented lady. If anyone is looking for an awesome salon/spa in Dubai then do check out this place. Krysalis has amazing staff and a great ambience. You truly would enjoy being pampered there.

Now coming back to my friend and her desire to find a great place in Delhi/NCR region. I did not have a clue and for the same reason I did a bit of research online to find a good place for global hair color in Gurgaon. I could not really find much so we thought of heading to a mall where we would find few high end salons who might not screw up our hair.

And lo behold we were standing in front of Geetanjali Salon. I asked them if they would take in two clients for hair color without prior appointment and they said yes – *Brownie Point* . We were escorted to our chairs and introduced to our stylist – Mr. Khan. I told him about the exact shade that I want ( Thanks to Sugandh who made sure I take down the shade number in case I wanted to do the same color. Shade is L’oreal 6.35 mixed with 7.35 – mix together 50:50 in case they do not have the color ask for Copper brown) Khan told me he can do it *Brownie Point*

Since, my friend was new to the hair color experience she waned to go with the same shade, however, Khan mentioned it would be a bit loud for someone who is getting her hair colored for the first time. Instead he suggested to go more subtle with the shade but still in the same color family. This made him gain few extra brownie points as he was investing his suggestions and not just looking forward to mint money. *Extra Brownie Points*

After his honest opinion my friend and I had more confidence on Khan and asked him to take take charge of our hair. An application of the color mixture lasted 10 minutes and another 35-40 minutes for it to stay on. During this process the staff offered us refreshments and a cuppa chai was ordered. After 40 minutes time was to head towards washing off the color. I must admit I hate these sessions since I do not like the backwash chairs as they hurt my neck after a while. However, I loved the way it was done. The massage session while shampooing was soooo good, I actually learnt few tips from the person on how to massage your scalp properly while shampooing to stimulate blood circulation. *Brownie Point*

Once I got back to the chair , Khan blow dried my hair and styled them perfectly *Brownie Point*. Needless to say I was in love with it.

So all in all I would highly recommend Geetanjali Salon & Khan in Ambience Mall, if you are looking for a change.

Cost for me – Rs. 4500/-

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Geetanjali Salon – Before the application

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New Hair Color – Copper Brown

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Here is my video describing my experience.

Have you tried Geetanjali Salon? How was your experience?

x

Asha

Favorite Spring time Lip liners – Spring Chic

Favorite Spring Lip Liners

Favorite Spring Lip Liners

Hello Gorgeous! I can smell spring already ❤ Out of all the seasons I love Spring the most 🙂 🙂 Today I wanted to share with you my 4 favorite “Spring-time” lip liners. During this time I always look for shades that are subtle yet give me good wash of color. All the shade listed below are highly pigmented and are in a way hydrating, however, application of a lip balm prior to filling the color is strictly recommended 😉

  • Max Factor – #04 Pink Princess – This is my go to lip liner for Spring. This liner gives a great color pay off & is very creamy. A perfect pinky shade for any day of the year especially for Spring time 🙂
  • Max Factor – #10 Red Rush – Bold red’s are great for Winter time and even for those glamorous Summer nights, but Red’s are great for spring too in my books. All your lip needs is a hint of red to make them look youthful during this season. Red Rush does the same if you apply it sparingly. Mind you this liner is highly pigmented so if you use it generously you will get the perfect red pout.
  • MAC – More To Love There are plenty of other MAC lip liners which will be perfect for Spring, but my all time favorite has to be this shade. A color that will instantly brighten your look for the Fall when used generously. However, as always I like to apply this one with a light hand for the perfect subtle mauve/blushish pink shade.
  • Makeover – #03. A brand that is not well known at all, which is available in select pharmacy stores here in India, gave me one of my all time favorite nude lip. This shade is perfect for those days when you want to stay away from color and want to rock a nude lip.

Here is the video with the application.

What are you favorite shades for spring? x Asha

Bachelorette Party : Mumbai Wedding Part 1

Hey,

Long time no see – Long time no post. Well, wedding season kicked in this month for me & that too close friend & family members were having their big day. Last week I was attending one of my close friend’s wedding in Mumbai and I thought of sharing the story here – Behind the scene stories with pictures 😉

Part 1 is dedicated to our Girl’s night out = Bachelorette Party.

Weddings are great fun and this one was no exception. We stayed the night at a hotel since we knew there was lot to catch up on and lot to do. After dressing up we got drinks on the house as a gesture from our hotel for the Bride & her girls *win-win situation*. Later that night we drove down to Four Seasons Hotel – AER Lounge. A gorgeous roof top lounge which was perfect for the night and the view was breathtaking.

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Bride To Be

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She got her Tag on for the night

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Pit-Stop before heading out for the night. Free drinks courtesy *to be bride* charm 😉

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Ofcourse a room selfie before heading out is a must!

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AER Lounge Four Seasons Hotel

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The night that was!

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Group Selfie

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And that’s how you pose

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Bride was in her mood 😉

Another Pose shot

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All smiles

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Love Love Love

Once we got back to our room we got into our PJ’s and had a late girlie night gossip session. By end of the night I made two new gorgeous friends for life 🙂

Can’t wait to show you more pictures of this amazing Indian wedding. Part 2 coming soon 🙂

Have you attended a wedding lately?

x

Asha

Acne Prone Skin Foundation Routine ( Pure Orange corrector)

Hello you!

Since my skin fell in love with acne few years ago I had to figure out ways to make it look presentable/flawless somehow. And oh did I mention my eyes have rented the area below them to “dark circles”? To combat such a love story I had to turn to consistent skincare regime and makeup tips & tricks.

Few months back I did a lot of research for covering my blemishes / dark spots / hyper pigmentation / dark circles. After which I realized to cover any darkness an orange corrector is helpful especially if you have brown/dark/olive skin tone. Infact, my bridal makeup artist introduced me to Mac’s Pure Orange Studio Finish Skin Corrector. She applied it on me and I can say it was love at first APPLY.

Pure Orange corrector

Pure Orange corrector

The foundation that I have been obsessed with is Make Up Forever HD Foundation (Shade #170)

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MakeUp forever HD foundation

 

The brush that I use for this technique is realTechniques Essential Foundation Brush.

real techniques foundation brush

real techniques essential foundation brush

Please head out to my YouTube channel to see the application and do Let me know your thoughts.

Have you tried any corrector? What has been your experience ?

x

Asha

 

Max Factor Clump Defy by False Lash Effect Mascara

I Love Mascaras (period) For me a mascara, sunscreen & a lip balm is all one need to head out of the door. ( Obviously, one can be daring enough to do this if one is blessed with good skin) I have tried a lot of mascaras in the past, but lately one of the drugstore mascara is taking my breath away. Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Effect. I love this stuff. Let the pictures tell you why : Continue reading

Review – Lancôme City Miracle CC cream

Lancôme Ciy Miracle CC cream

lancome cc cream review

From the time I moved to Delhi from Dubai I have encountered a  lot of changes. One was not being able to find my regular daily use tinted moisturizer since that brand is not easily available in Delhi. After a lot of search / research & impulsive decision I bought Lancôme City Miracle CC cream.

It is the 1st CC Cream by Lancôme. The brand claims to have tested the product in some of the world’s polluted cities. City Miracle corrects the appearance of imperfections and beautifies complexion.

I have been using the product for over 2 months and I can say I really like the product. It surely has its pros & cons.

The product claims its Benefits:

Perfects like a foundation. Beautifies like an illuminator. Hydrates like a moisturiser. With SPF 50 to help protect the skin.

What I found out from my experience:

Pros:

  • Did not break me out. A HUGE plus point for me.
  • It gives low-medium coverage and blurs the imperfection.
  • You need just a little bit of product for your entire face.
  • It definitely beautifies like an illuminator. Hence becomes a great product for winters. Say hello the lovely “Glow”
  • Hydrates well and you would not feel your skin wanting for more for the whole day. ( I have Oily skin type for Dry skin type the answer might be bit different)
  • SPF 50 is one of its best quality without any white cast.
  • The product blends into your skin beautifully.
  • It smells nice but the fragrance is not too heavy (for those who like their products fragrance free)
  • The packaging is chic.

Cons:

  • It does not provide enough coverage. One would need concealor.
  • It is pricey for a 30 ml tube.
  • You would need to powder during the day as the “Glow” gets a bit too much after few hours.
  • It has only 3 shades.
  • Over all I do love the product and if anyone is looking for a high-end CC cream I would suggest you to try it.

I bought it for Rs 3200 from Sephora.

Also I made a youtube video reviewing the product in details + application of the product. You can check the video here –

Have you tried this CC cream? Which is your favorite cc cream so far?

Essential Chic Fixation – Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Cleansing & Toning Lotion.

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Toner

Recently a friend enquired me about a particular face wash she wanted to try mainly due to ugly blemishes knocking her skin “door”. After speaking with her for a while I found out she wasn’t really using any toner – Aha – that was a perfect opportunity for me to explain why she should start using it rather than investing in other new products. Continue reading

Essential Chic Fixation – The Body Shop : Tea Tree Face Mask

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Time and again I head straight for this look  aka apply one of my essential face mask of all time that helps me deal with my amazingly cooperative (sarcasm) skin.

I have been suffering from hormonal acne for past 4 years which has resulted in me hunting for a lot of commercial or natural products. These interesting 4 years taught me a thing or two about skincare (visits to dermatologist + internet search + internal voice have added to this skincare knowledge reservoir)

The Body Shop : Tea Tree Face Mask is one of the first products that I tried when hormonal acne hit my once clear skin. The term clear skin now haunts me everyday & night. Any one who has suffered from acne will understand the pain of not having clear skin 😦 It surely brings one’s confidence way below bar.

But guess what – You gats to deal with what you gats to deal!! (there goes my inner  preacher preaching)

Tea Tree Face Mask - Packaging

Tea Tree Face Mask – Packaging

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