STLYLING LINGERIE AS OUTERWEAR

Kendall Jenner, Bella hadid maybe amongst the many  celebtities pioneering the  lingerie as outerwear trend, it’s something that I have been seeing more and more recently and it’s definitely one of those trends, that is chic yet sexy. 

I have put together a few looks using polyvore app, I feel like Lace bralletes or sheer tops should be based paired with a denim skirt, satin pants, ripped jeans or even culottes. I love this statement denim skirt from Gucci, it’s simple yet colourful. 

Black embroidered Lace top- Alexander McQueen.

 www.alexandermcqueen.com

Embroidered denim stain mini  skirt – Gucci

http://www.Gucci.com

Beige Lace bustier- La Perla
http://www.farfetch.com

High wasted pastel patent trousers – top shop
http://www.topshop.com

Sunglasses- Chloe Carlina round glasses 

http://www.mytheresa.com

Mellow world crossbody bag blue bag- ebags.com
Small beige shoulder bag – hm

http://www.hm.com

Beige ankle strappy  slip-on – http://www.nordstorm.com

Floral heels- Charlotte Olympia Tropicana silk sandals 

http://www.matchesfashion.com

With the advent of athlesure being Incorporated into daily fashion, there’s a consequent shift from high street fashion to more bold, flattering, feminine looks and this is where lingerie as outerwear fits right in. 

Black mesh dress with body suit – hm

http://www.hm.com

Red tassel earrings- Oscar de la renta 

http://www.lancecrawford.com

Red shoulder bag- Gucci 

http://www.farfetch.com

Burgundy strappy heels- http://www.romwe.com

Adidas superstars – http://www.zappos.com

Cut off denim shorts- Re/Done 

http://www.Stylebop.com

Lace bra over white tee- boohoo 

http://www.boohoo.com

The question arises how much is too much and till how much can we push it? Lace bralletes, sheer slip dresses, mesh skirts are all a staple of this trend but it has to be styled in a manner and sometimes, it may not workout and you may end up looking completely trash and vulgar but it’s worth a try. 
Let me know if you love this trend or hate it in the comments below.

Yours,

Praagna.

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Products I regret buying

hello, everyone I hope you are all having a great weekend. I wanted to talk about some of the products that did not work for me and were a complete waste of money. If you have had similar experiences with these products, let me know in the comments below.

1) L’oreal True Match foundation

So, I bought this over a year ago because I had heard so many people talk about this foundation and I paid almost 1,000rs for this product. To begin with, the foundation is slightly light for me and it is really difficult to blend in, it gives a very light coverage and when I tried to build it up, it gave me a cakey finish but probably the biggest reason for me to dislike this product is it made my skin breakout really bad. I would not recommend this to anyone. 

2) Purifying Spot concealer by Kaya Skin Clinic. 

I have been breaking out a lot lately and I tried a lot of products during that time and this was something I always wanted to try, I have tried their cleanser and toner from their anti-acne range and I love both of them and I have repurchased both, several times so naturally I had high expectations about this and I was so uttrerly disappointed. The concealer is a liquid based tonic that you have to apply directly on your acne using an absorbing applicator ,which in my mind was very unhyegynic and this did not work at all for me, my sports didn’t reduce nor did they get better. It is quite pricey as it details for about 800Rs but I got it on sale from Nykaa.com.


3) Ultra lip cream from Makeup Revolution

I bought this about 2 months ago in their reddish-pink shade, I absolutely loved the shade but it has one of the worst packaging, the cap case off the lipcream fell off within a few days and the product was not long lasting at all, its a complete waste of money. 


Let me know your worst purchases in the comments below 

REVIEW: THE BIO OIL for stretch marks, scars and dry skin

If there’s one skincare product that has been on everybody’s shelf for the past one year, it has to be BIO OIL, I have heard so many great things about it and wanted to try it out for the longest time, so I have extremely dry skin and it’s gotten worse over time and almost all the body lotions were too mild or would immediately make me sweat like a pig( I have hyperoxia, which is a condition where your palms get sweaty for no absolute reason) I was in my local makeup store and my mother suggested I pick this up for my extreme dry skin so I did and this was my experience with it:

Product description:

According to the company  “Bio Oil is a specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, is also highly effective for aging and dehydrated skin. PurCellin Oil reduces the thickness of the Bio-Oil formulation and makes it easily absorbed” and the shelf life of this product is 36 months which in my opinion is a long time.

Packaging:

The actual bottle of Bio-Oil is placed inside a white carton and accompanied by an instruction manual (it even has diagrams demonstrating the application of the product. The bottle is simple, it contains a pinkish hue to it giving it some pop but it’s simple and in my opinion it serves the purpose of selling it self.

My view:

As, I mentioned I have severly dehydrated skin but once I started using it, my skin feels much better, after I bathe I use the oil on my body like a regular moisturizer, it has a light consistency so it easily goes deep into skin cells. It is non-greasy which is very important for me because otherwise I start sweating. The most unusual thing I noticed about Bio-Oil is that it has a pinkish-orange tone, which turns completely transparent as soon as it comes outside the bottle. There is a very mild fragrance, which reminds me of herbal beauty products. No matter how dry your skin is, 2-3 drops of the product is enough to hydrate your skin, it also fights aging, scars and stretch marks.  I absloutely love this product, it’s resolved my issue of dry skin and the days I forget to use this, my skin feels a lot worse, unevenly dehyrdrated and coarse.

Price:

450rs for 60ml( I suggest you buy the smaller one and test it out but since you need to use very little of the product, this should be fine)

The benefits and uses of Bio Oil Body Oil:

  • It comes in a sturdy and convenient plastic bottle packaging with a screw-on white cap and a hole to dispense the oil. Travel-friendly, does not leak at all.
  • it has a very light, runny texture, thin consistency- not at all sticky or greasy- sinks into skin instantly.
  • Skin looks plump and radiant instantly without looking/feeling oil unlike using coconut or olive oil.
  • It worked amazingly on my stubborn dark circles since neither my sleep hours nor my diet underwent a change during its use.
  • It also improved my skin and faded my acne spots mildly.

The cons of Bio Oil Skincare Specialist Oil:

  • Might be heavy for oilies like me in summer.

Would I recommend?

100 percent, this is my holy grail product. If you have scars, acne, dehydrated skin or you’re pregnant, this is a must buy because it is proven to work. Apply it twice a day for 3 months and you will see the results.

 Rating- 4.9/5.

Let me know if this was helpful or your experience with Bio oil in the comments below

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BEGINNER’S MAKEUP ESSENTIALS GUIDE

Hello everyone, I’m really sorry for not being active on here, I’ve been extremely busy these past two weeks but I will have a post out every week from now on.

Today, I thought I’ll share some of the products that I use and love which is easily available and affordable for anyone trying out makeup because I have been there and it’s really important to pick the right products because an intensive beauty routine is expensive and you don’t want to spend money on products that suck and all of the products mentioned below will help you get that No Makeup Makeup look so that you can master the whole trying not too hard look

1) Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream:

I have already spoken about this cream and it’s one of the best face moisturizers I have used, whether or not you use makeup, this is a must have and I have been using this since the fourth or fifth grade. If you aren’t sure how to start applying your makeup or you want an alternative for a primer, this works fine for all skin types especially for those who have dry skin. You can ask for it in any of the drugstore or the pharmacy store near your house.

2) FOUNDATION- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation

Fit Me Matte + Poreless from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit.While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, this gives a very natural subtle matte look, it gives medium coverage in terms of skin correction but it is easily build-able and extremely easy on the pocket which makes it suitable for a beginner.

BUY IT HERE- http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-new-york-fit-me-matte-poreless-foundation.html?root=catg&ptype=product&bannerparam=banner&id=31074&nav_path=nude-face-makeup

3) CONCEALER-  L.A GIRL PRO CONCEAL HD

If you have a lot of spots or uneven skin tone, then you probably need a concealer to get that flawless look, I use it on my spots and under my eyes after applying my foundation, the L.A GIRL PRO CONCEAL HD is one of the best drugstore concealer I have used, they have a huge range of colors for different skin tones and colored products to conceal reddness, spots etc. It is suitable for all skin types and it includes a small brush for easy application.

BUY IT HERE- http://www.nykaa.com/l-a-girl-pro-conceal-hd.html?root=catg&ptype=product&bannerparam=banner&id=40862&nav_path=nude-face-makeup

4) Compressed Powder- RIMMEL STAY MATTE COMPRESSED POWDER

If you aren’t a huge fan of foundation, you can skip it and just use the concealor and a really good compressed powder to even out your skin tone and accentuate your features. I love the Rimmel compact because it is very light on my skin, For the price, you have to shell out for this. It’s definitely a steal, the only problem is the availability of the correct shade for Indian skin tones. It gives a matte finish as the name suggests so you can use this to set your makeup and the best thing about this is it does not crease at all and it is extremely cheap.

BUY IT HERE- http://www.nykaa.com/rimmel-stay-matte-pressed-powder.html?root=catg&ptype=product&bannerparam=banner&id=8757&nav_path=nude-face-makeup

5) EYELINER- MAYBELLINE  NEW YORK COLOSSAL KAJAL SUPER BLACK

I usually just use this for my waterline but sometimes I use it as an eyeliner too and it gives a great finish, it is waterproof and smudge proof and it lasts me a whole day. This is the second release of their colossal range kohl and this one is darker and smoother but there isn’t really that massive change in both these products they are almost the same.

BUY IT HERE-http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-new-york-colossal-kajal-super-black.html

6) EYE SHADOW PALLETE- MAYBELINE NEW YORK THE BLUSHED NUDES PALETTE-

For anyone who wants to start their makeup collection, this palette is a must, it leans towards  more neutral shades with warm undertones but you can create a wide range of looks with this.The Blush Nudes Palette is a range of 12 rose gold-infused shades, designed to create looks with hues of sensuous rose, tempting taupe and provocative plums, the palette enables you to either chose a matte or shimmer look for your eyes which is why this is my favourite, it is not extremely pigmented but it is build-able and it is worth the price.

BUY IT HERE- http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-new-york-the-blushed-nudes-palette.html

7) Mascara- Maybelline Volume Express Hyper curl

I don’t use a lot of Mascara because I have naturally long lashes but a lot of people prefer this over any other eye product and the Volume Express Mascara is definitely the best Mascara I have used, It has a  smooth formula for this price range. It clumps a bit on second layer application but otherwise it’s a great product with brush designed for curled lashes. The brush design also helps to brush out each and every lash hair neatly.

BUY IT HERE-http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-volum-express-hyper-curl-mascara.html

8) LIP BALM- Maybelline baby lips

I know most of my products mentioned are from Maybelline because it is one of the best drugstore makeup brand, hands down and you need to use a lip balm whether you wear makeup or don’t, their entire range is pretty cool, they are available in  fresh poppy colors and are really moisturizing and give you a subtle glow.

BUY IT HERE- http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-baby-lips-for-all-occasions?intcmp=nykaa|top_picks|maybelline-baby-lips-for-all-occasions

So, these were my basic essentials for anyone getting into makeup, let me know what are yours in the comment section below.

Yours,

Praagna.

Send me hate/love/enquires – praagnaprasad@gmail.com