Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pregnancy Series - 2 :Style: How to look fabulous when expecting - Guest Post

Guest Post By Nitya - thePurpleSprit

First let me introduce the lovely author of this guest post :)
She is the one fashionable Bloggerita behind thePurpleSpirit...Basically she is an Architect but a hardcore Fashion Addict...She has a lovely taste in the choice of clothes/accesories/bags/shoes(Ok What not ?)... Take a look at her bloggy for fashion updates  also a major online shopper(from my observation)..A new mommy :)

So haven't I asked the best person to talk about style and fashion during pregnancy...

Enjoy reading :)

Pregnancy is a very special time in a girl's life. Her body goes through many changes and she also has to prepare mentally and emotionally for the arrival of the little one. Whoever meets her keeps giving free advice. Phew! It can be quite overwhelming. I myself became a mommy 6 months back when the lil dude arrived. Amidst all this, it's important to keep up your social activities to keep sane. Unless your doc advices you, don't just sit at home n restrict yourself. Go out, watch movies, party with friends, go shopping, get a head massage. Don't let pregnancy slow you down. And do all this while looking fabulous. So how do you dress for your ever changing body? Here's how:



1. Indian wear: Don't wear sarees! You won't get enough fabric to make pleats and it'll look bad. Stick to salwar suits. Looks much cuter. Try anarkali patterns. These are fitted at the bust and flare out below. Pair with tight churidaars. The flared anarkalis will hide your bump and look great and also feel comfy.




2. Leggings are your best friends. Leggings are stretchy with an elastic waistband. Wear longer churidaar type leggings with kurtis or regular full length or 3/4th leggings with longer loose fitted t-shirts. These look chic too. You can buy these in just about any colour.


3. Jeggings are the new jeans. Leave your jeans behind. Pick up these great jeggings from ONLY that look like skinny jeans, but are as comfortable as leggings. Look for a thicker denim fabric so you can pass them off as regular jeans.



4. Empire waist tops are the way to go. Instead of wearing tops that are loose all over and make you look bulkier than you are, pick up these empire waisted tops that are fitted at the bust and flare out below. Flattering.


5. Wrap dresses. Remember the cute pink number that Lara Dutta wore on her baby shower? Copy the look with a cool wrap dress in a jersey stretchy fabric to accommodate your bump. Finish off with strappy flats or ballerinas for an easy chic look.


6. Maxi dresses. Maxi dresses are long, flowy and super comfy and ideal for pregnancy. Choose a style that doesn't have an elasticised waist for maximum comfort. Finish off with beads and sandals to look stylish.


So what's your pregnancy style gonna be like? Go on, flaunt your bump in these flattering styles and you'll look fabulous through your pregnancy. What's more, you can continue to wear these clothes even after your delivery. :)

Thanks Nitya for this Lovely Post

Love,
Varshini

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sonakshi Sinha : Curvy Beauty's Secrets to Look Beautiful

I love curvy people rather skinny ones(No offence meant) ...There is a slight(Ok More) selfishness behind that...I am on more than curvy side( Call it being fat hehehe :D) ...So I can look up for fashion trends for covering up my fat also..how to contour my huge chubby cheeks :D

So here comes Sonakshi Sinha to my rescue...I simply love her...her features are so striking and beautiful...what more you want me to say ?



A Little about her: (Copied From Wiki )

Sonakshi Sinha (born 2 June 1987)[1 is an Indian actress and model.
She is the daughter of actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha and Punam Sinha.
Sinha started her career as a model and walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion week 2008 and then again in Lakme Fashion week 2009.
She made her acting debut with the 2010 film Dabangg co-starring Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood films.

She went from Fat to Fit


Her Beauty Secrets from Vogue India
Diet basics: My diet is very basic. I just eat well. I eat small meals every two hours to keep my metabolism going. Breakfast: Eggs and paratha Lunch: Brown rice, two rotis and chicken or fish, or dal and vegetables Dinner: I try and cut out carbs and stick to just salads Guilt trip: I have a sweet tooth, which I try very hard to control. I’ll indulge once in a while, but I’ll make up for it by doing an extra 30 minutes in the gym the next day.

Fitness Mantra: I follow a strict fitness regime of cardio and weight training three times a week, interspersed with kick-boxing and functional training.



Diva tip: False eyelashes. You feel instantly glamorous.

Skin rituals: I remove all my make-up and moisturize before sleeping at night. I use a Nivea moisturizer and Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser, and I drink lots of water.

Hair ritual: I go for an occasional olive oil or coconut oil head massage, which is really good for blood circulation. I also enjoy L'Oréal hair spa treatments.

Day & night: I try to keep my look very natural in the day—no foundation, just coral blush and transparent mascara at the most. And for the night I prefer a heavier eye; I’m a complete kohl and eyeliner person. I hate lip gloss, and will occasionally go for a red mouth. Lately, I’ve been fascinated by coral and orange shades.


Vanity bag essentials: Inglot Coral Blush, Inglot Coral Lipstick in 401, M.A.C transparent mascara, Chanel Matt Lumière in 50 Naturel, Maxfactor waterproof mascara, Revlon kohl pencil.

Heaven scent: Victoria Secret’s Pink body spray for the day, and Jean Paul Gaultier Classique at night.

Home recipes: Occasional multani mitti packs. I regularly use fresh aloe vera on my skin. Any bruises, blemishes instantly disappear with aloe vera, it’s the best thing for the skin.

Beauty icon: My mother. She is still beautiful today. And there is Rekha aunty. She is wonderful with her make-up. I tell her us young girls are constantly feeling insecure because she’s still so beautiful.



Red-carpet rules: I try out new looks each time. But that’s the fun of it; if I stick to one thing I get easily bored.

Fashion favorites: Gucci, Salvatore Fe rragamo, Narendra Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis


OMG... I gonna buy all INGLOT stuffs sooon....INGLOT seems to be better than MAC  price wise too :D

Love,
Varshini

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fairy Tale Hot Pink and Green Eye Makeup - EOTD & Tutorial

Girls I am actually trying out some eye makeup for my Baby Shower...Yet to get the Outfit...I have couple of colors in my mind...So based on that  I am just practising...

I am planning to do makeup myself provided I am not exhausted before my Baby Shower else i would fix a MUA..:)


So here is the Hot Pink and Green Eye Makeup :







Products Used :


Faces Primer
Lakme Eyeliner 
Faces Mascara
Lakme 9 to 5 Kajal
Eyeshadow : Nude Beige,Hot Pink, Frosty Green Shadow from Rhomlon Palette


Apply eye shadow primer allover the lids:

 

Apply the Green Eye Shadow all over the lid 


Now draw outer V with Hot Pink Eyeshadow and blend it to the crease and 1/3rd from the outer corner 
 This is how it should look
 Now Apply the shimmery  nude beige eyeshadow as highlighter in the brow bone and  inner corner 
 After Highlighter
 Now Draw winged Eyeliner with a black liner and use kajal to line your water line
Also smudge the lower lashline with the green shadow
now curl lashes and apply mascara

Finally cleanup any mess and dust the compact/ loose powder underthe eyes to take off the fallout


How did you like this EOTD?
Please suggest me some combinations so that I shall try and post it

Love,
Varshini

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Oriflame Wild West Couture Lipstick : Pale Mauve - Review & LOTD

I got this during one of my Oriflame Hauls :D

This Wild West Couture Lipstick is a limited edition one and was on discount...Being an Oriflame consultant has its own benefits when I saw this in the catalogue immediately ordered :)

Price : 4gm for Guess I bought it for around Rs.250 or so ...don't remember exactly

                                                         Comes in a cute packaging:)



                                          Look at the color in the tube ..its so beautiful na

                                                                         Swatch 

                                                                         LOTD



Pros:

Cute packaging
Reasonable price
creamy and moisturising
Prefect when paired with smokey eyes
pretty shade
can be used to tone down some gaudy lipsticks :D

Cons:

Washes out completely if used without strong eyemakeup..might suit for fair skin tones
Staying power is bad ..max 1 hour
settles in fine lines

I won't recommend this for dusky to medium skintones....

Love,
Varshini

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pregnancy Series - 1: VLCC Shape Up Momz Pre Natal Stretch Mark Control Light Oil - Review

Hello Gurls... I am very happy to inform you all about the launch of  new series related to pregnancy here in World Of Women Blog..Which will be helpful to all of us at somepoint of our life....I am in my Third trimester of pregnancy, so I thought I could share a few things which I am going through...so that  might be helpful for somebody out there :)

There is a saying " Nothing is greater than Motherhood"

"Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain -- your life will never be the same "

Aren't these quotes true ?

To make thing easy also I want this series to be a ready reckoner that provides various things which are quite important..be it the food,exercise,makeup,skincare,how to dressup during pregnancy and different products will be discussed here by me and other lovely bloggers who will be doing the guest posts shortly ...

Also I will try to link some of the relevant products reviewed by other bloggers for your convenience :)

Please help me with your suggestions, opinions and queries regarding this series :)

So look out for more in this space...

To begin with I will review something that's quite useful :)

Here it goes :

We all know Stretchmarks are synonymous with pregnancy....with growing baby in the tummy..stretchmarks do stretch from north to south and east to west giving us permanent stripes and checks ....

I am no exception...already a well fed child so had slight stretch marks in my hands even before my pregnancy.....

I was looking out for a product when I was in 4th to 5th month  ...

Actually my dear hubby saw this during one of our groceries shopping and immediately got me :)

Ok it comes in an attractive outer pink box(which i threw away) ..which says like start using it from your fifth month onwards...

Price :  Rs.395 for 100ml


Product Claim, Directions and Ingredients


Comes with the Flip cap

Oil Swatch
 See how light is the oil

Pros:

I apply this oil every night and seriously this oil is super light

Not at all greasy and absorbs into the skin within minutes

Smells really good

It does lighten stretch marks and has prevented the future ones to some extent

Skin feels soft and supple

Travel friendly packaging

Moisturises the skin really well

one bottle lasts for about 2 months but depends person to person

contains all lovely oils :)

Cons :

price is little steep for 100ml

Doesn't lighten very old stretch marks...anyways it dint claim that it lightens...it says prevents


Overall i can say I am very happy with this product

All mommies...do give this a try :)

Love,
Varshini

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dreamy Gold and Blue EOTD and Tutorial

Warning: Picture Heavy Post ( Pics taken with mobile and digi cam)

Helloooo Gurls.... I was complimented for this EOTD which i sported  for a cousin's wedding :)

So pics are not so great ...I have tried my best to show you  'step-wise'
Also no concealer and base makeup .....



I have Basically used only 3 Eye shadows for this eye makeup ...

Products Used :
Faces Metallic Glow Primer
Maybelline Colossal Mascara
Davis eye Glitter pencils in gold and royal blue
Eyeshadow : Nude Beige and Royal Blue Shadow from Rhomlon Palette
                        Gold from L'Oreal Hip Duo


Step Wise Break Up Pics :

Apply Gold eyeshadow all over the lid with a primer as base


Now with the Blue Shadow draw outer V
Blend it to the crease and outer Corner of the Eyes



 Using Blue Eyepencil/Shadow Define the lower Lashline



Now Using the blue eyeliner/pencil line your eyes




Finishing touches
Apply nude beige as highlighter in the inner corners and brow bone...
Apply Mascara and Line the waterline with Gold eye pencil


Gurls please understand i am just a beginner in Eye Makeup..Please forgive my flaws

Do try this look and let me know:)

Love,
Varshini

You Might Want to Check these :
Oriflame Eyelash Curler- tutorial
Bronze Brown Eyes - EOTD
EOTD - PINK SHIMMERS
Bronze-Purple Eyes Eotd

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Celebrity Copycat : Lipstick Suggestion: Vidya Balan at Zee Awards

Helloooooo Gurls...need your help in finding out the lippy shade that vidya is wearing :D
Doesn't she look perfect in these pics...toned down..nice new hairstyle...and same old sabyasachi saree :)







Update My Guess : Mac See Sheer / Mac Crosswires ? I found that See Sheer looks almost ..
Any suggestions girls..?
I think she looks younger than before :)

Love,
Varshini
Disclaimer: Images taken from google images

Friday, February 17, 2012

Eggless Custard Powder Cake - Recipe

I  wanted to try this cake for a very long time...it made rounds in the cooking blogs  sometime ago :) I referd here and here
Iam in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy..which I would say is kind of mixed phase...
So baking has taken  backseat ..but anyday its my stress buster...
 mixing up the batter, curiously looking through the Microwave Oven window for the cake to rise , smelling the freshly baked cake and eating the it hot hot...nothing can beat this :drool:
No Rants...this is post is about a lovely cake...
Actually i baked this cake to give it to our friend who cooked a huge feast just for me :)

This cake is dense and yummy...perfect for snacking

Sorry for the bad pics.. I was in a rush to take this cake..so couldn't take pics properly


So here goes the recipe

Maida(APF) -1 1/2 cups
Vanilla custard powder - 3/4 cup (if not add 3/4 cup of cornflour and 2tsp of vanilla extract)
baking powder - 2 1/4 tsp
sugar - 3/4 cup
butter - 150 gm
milk - 250ml

Method:
Sieve maida, vanilla custard powder and baking powder

Now take a bowl beat the butter and sugar to soft consistency and add milk to this.

Mix both wet and dry ingredients and make it into a batter without lumps

Grease and flour an 8" cake tin and pour the cake batter.



Bake for 45mins to 60mins at 180C

Check whether the cake is baked by inserting toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean...



Let the cake cool and enjoy :)

Love,
Varshini

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Lovely Lens Case

Girls..this is just a showoff post ....My cousin gifted me this Lens Case which is very pretty and very very handy and travel friendly

I use this during my travels ..it has a small mirror which is quite handy :)
Literally you can fit this in the purse

Enjoy the pics :)



Isn't it cute ?

Love,
Varshini

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bodyography Foundation Primer Clear - Review & Swatch

I am oily skinned during summers and have a dry patchy skin during winters(just for a month or two)...
Ok during summers whatever great foundation i use...i have this issue of oxidised foundation thingy...leaving my face dark and looking like a i have purposely wanted to give a tanned look..grrrr

I wanted a primer but wasn't sure because of my beautiful combination skin....:p
So when i was browsing through HealthKart.com i saw this Bodyography Foundation primer ...It was in two sizes...one a full size  and this one a 15ml ..trial size i guess
This is used by professional makeup artists..:)



So here goes
Price : Rs.375 for 15ml (pretty pricey haaww)


Product Claims:

Since its release, Veil Foundation Primer has become one of our most popular products. With anti-oxidants, vitamins A and E, Green Tea and Grape Seed extract, this weightless oil-free primer fills in fine lines and wrinkles, prevents collagen breakdown and gives the skin a silky smooth, long lasting, flawless base.

In response to the requests of many makeup artist, Veil Foundation Primer is now available in the original clear, bronzing and shimmer formulas, and 3 color correcting formulas.

  • Extends wear of foundation
  • Won't irritate sensitive skin
  • Over time, aides in evening out skin tone



    Swatch


    Pros :
    Smooth as butter
    easy application
    does reduce my pore size
    oil free so good for oily skinned 
    very little foundation is required when we use on top of this primer
    makeup stays put for atleast 5hrs or so
    my skin feels hydrated throughout
    very little quantity is required..just a peanut size
    available in many variants
    did not break me out

    Cons:
    Price is too much for 15ml product
    Contains Silicones.


    So overall this is a very good primer...but a pricey one though..
    So which is your favourite primer?
    Love,
    Varshini

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentines Day Beauties :) and Blog's Facebook Page



    Girls Please Click this Link to go to World Of Women's Facebook Page(This Blog)  and You can click on the Like button ...Show me some love :)

                                                               Happy Valentines Day


    Love,
    Varshini

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