How to : Wear layers like a pro

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Many women are afraid to layer their clothes for fear of looking bigger than they actually are. While logic would lead one to believe that this claim is true, if you’ve mastered the art of layering this couldn’t be further from the truth. A perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette.

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Steps to a Perfectly Layered Outfit

1. Start with a basic, lightweight top or a dress. I suggest a solid, something neutral, or striped.

2.Then add a Blazer, jacket or coat. Again, I suggest a basic color: camel, black, navy, or even olive green or sumtng which has a bright prints in it so u can pair it up with your bold color top or a dress.
3.Sprinkle on your accessories (chain, bracelets, rings, watches).
4.pair your outfit with a white sneaker, Oxford shoes or a heels.

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IMG_6358IMG_6359IMG_6306Quick Layering Tips
1. Keep the under-layers more fitted to keep your shape looking slim, preferably choose a thick fabric.
2.If you’re concerned about your waistline, try to top off your look with something belted.
3.Length and proportion is key when layering.
4.Play with texture. It’s best to incorporate a mix of materials when styling a layered look. If you use all of the same fabrics, you’re look will come off as heavy and dowdy (which can add the appearance of unwanted weight as well).
Now it’s your turn! Layer together your best look.

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Photography – PIJO PORTRAITS

Stay Classy

– Varsha Ravi

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Bold Ruffle

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Lately, I can’t get enough of a dramatic sleeve. Statement sleeves have been the major in past season and I, for one, am totally on board. Gimme all the sweaters, tops, and dresses with a ruffle or bell sleeve. I MEAN… you know that I’m a sucker for a ruffle just IN GENERAL. Ruffles are all the yes to me. So when I spotted this RED Lace Ruffle Top, it clearly had to be mine.
I just love the color and I especially love pairing it with black high waist.

When I got this ruffle top, I had a VISION of the outfit I wanted to make it into. (Does that only happen to me?? LOL!) And my silver stilettos They’re very comfortable. I am kind of loving this move towards a more comfortable shoe, aren’t you?? I can actually WALK PLACES IN MY SHOES it is a miracle.
So my look details, my outfit is from stalk buy love (website) and my stilettos are from 20dresses (website)

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Location – Cafe Central (T.Nagar)

Photography – PIJO PORTRAITS

Stay Classy

– Varsha Ravi

Nykaa – The Bath and Body Experience (Shower Gel)

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Benefits of lavender: 

  • Reduces anxiety and emotional stress
  • Heals burns and wounds
  • Improves sleep
  • Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
  • Slows aging with powerful antioxidants
  • Improves eczema and psoriasis
  • Alleviates headache.

Nykaa The range consists of a shower gel, a body lotion, and a body mist in four fragrance variants: French Lavender, Country Rose, Fresh Aqua, and Tropical Jasmine.  Being a floral kind of a person, I wanted to indulge my senses into French Lavender shower gels from this latest range.

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Price: INR 450 for 300 ml BUY HERE

Shelf life: 36 months

Product Description: It’s all about the ying and the yang. On the advent of those never-ending Mondays what wouldn’t you give to be in a lush green garden, with a quiet stream to give you company. Unpack the stress and dive into the inviting embrace of our French Lavender which connects you to the tender quietness in the center of your being. Indulge in the loving calmness of lavender that adds a subtle pop to your grey days, makes you smile a tad bit wider and allows you to chase your dreams along with the stars. Unwind with the soothing attention that our French Lavender Range lavishes upon you. Give those blues a serious dose of Zen!

Packaging: This shower gel comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a black push cap. The actual shower gel comes in a beautiful lavender color, brimming to the neck of the bottle. The front label has a classy picture of a model and lavender flowers, whereas the back label sources all the necessary information. As it holds 300 ml of product, the bottle seems to be bulky and heavy, making it not so travel friendly. However, the packaging is sturdy and leak-proof. It is quite an ordinary packaging, nothing fancy or appealing.

Texture: The texture of this shower gel is thick and runny. Only a little amount of product is needed. Therefore, this bottle is going to last for longer. The actual shower gel comes in a translucent pale lavender color. It lathers up very well with or without a loofah. As the shower gel is thick, using a loofah was not harsh on the skin.

Fragrance: This shower gel has a mild, calming lavender scent to it, which is so soothing. Unfortunately, when you start to lather the product, you get only soapy smell. I can hardly smell lavender then on. Such a disappointing factor indeed! Moreover, the fragrance does not last long as well.

Pros of Nykaa French Lavender Shower Gel

  • Attractive lavender color
  • Sturdy and leak-proof packaging
  • Is gentle and ideal for everyday use
  • Lathers well and is effective
  • Does not rip off moisture from the skin
  • Good quantity of product
  • Paraben free

Cons of Nykaa French Lavender Shower Gel

  • bulk packaging
  • Smells soapy when lathered
  • Fragrance did not last longer

 

Stay Classy

-Varsha Ravi

BIOTIQUE Almond Oil Cleanser Review-Face & Eye Makeup Cleanser

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A rare combination of rich natural oils to deep cleanse the skin of microbes, pollutant and makeup. I was using Johnson and Johnson baby oil as my make up remover but then I moved to Biotique bio Almond oil Cleanser it works magical even hard waterproof makeup gets off in one swipe and it doesn’t harm skin with more chemicals, it’s rich natural oils.
How to use Biotique bio Almond oil Cleanser ?
 
Pour some oil on damp cotton pad. Wipe eye and face area. Then wash with water. For oily skin people wash your face with some mild cleanser. Follow with Freshener or toner and Moisturizer.
Suitable for: All skin types.
Price: ₹ 175/- for 120 ml
Contents:  Almond Oil Castor Oil Sunflower oil Soybean oil Kusumbhi Oil Neem Oil Jyotishmati Sidh Oil.
It consists of many oils which are very good for your skin
Being oily in consistency, this product removes anything and everything , even the toughest waterproof make-up.
Like all Biotique products, it has a long shelf life of 3 years. Two to three drops is all I need to remove the toughest and most elaborate eye makeup. So a little goes a long way.
  • Removes toughest makeup in just two swipes
  • Gives squeaky clean effect when used alone
  • Affordable
  • A little goes a long way
  • Consists of many natural oils which are good for your skin
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Mild fragrance which does not irritate.
  
Stay Classy 
– Varsha Ravi

Biotique Botanical Bio Pineapple Fresh Foaming Cleansing Gel Review

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It is 100% soap free ayurvedic cleanser containing clove oil & extracts of pineapple, neem leaves & euphorbia plant. It deep cleanses pores dissolving sebum,make up & pollutants. It also removes skin blemishes.

Appearance: The Biotique Pineapple Fruit Gel Facial Foam Cleanser comes in a white bottle with a green cap. It is yellow in colour & has a thick consistency.

Odour: It has a fruity smell of pineapple.

Price: ₹ 149/-

Best Before: 3 years from the date of manufacturing.


How to use: Gently massage over wet face & neck with finger tips, lather & rinse. Use morning & evening.
I have been using this cleanser for a couple of days since I have a oily skin I choose to use this product. It works well as a make up remover. cleanses my skin well, leaving it squeaky clean. The cleanser has kept upto it’s claim of removing blemishes & dark spots, my blemishes and spots have become light.
• It is a deep pore cleanser.
• Keeps the promise of purifying the complexion.
• Removes tan too.
• Evens out the texture of the skin because of its proteolytic & keratolytic action.
• Very little product is enough to do a good job.
• It does’nt lather much as mentioned, which i like!(it means less alkaline content)
• It mainly contains organic contents.
• The cleanser also nourishes the skin as it contains natural ingredients.

Stay classy

– Varsha Ravi

Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner

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One of the best online shopping site for beauty products ‘Nykaa’  launched their own in-house products through their nail paints and lipsticks. They were known for their good quality, affordable price range and have been raved among many bloggers. They introduced a new eyeliner which is called the Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner and after hearing about that on their instagram page, I couldn’t resist so immediately ordered one. So now after using it for a couple of months and i’m totally in love with the product so i ordered another one because my previous one is about to get over,  here I am with a review of it.

Well, hello pretty eyes! A bold release that packs a punch in just one swipe, Nykaa’s Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner is all you need to get your best eyes on. What’s great about this product is its melt, crack and run resistant properties. This refined liner glides perfectly across the lash line for a gorgeous fluid application, leaving you looking super sensational!

  • This eyeliner is dermatologically tested.
  • It has water resistant and high-pigment properties and is completely smudge proof.
  • It stays up to 10 hours.
  • This refined brush is perfect for easy application

The eyeliner comes in a tiny plastic bottle. It’s matte black packaging is quite attractive.

About Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner:

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Ingredients:

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It retails at ₹ 299 for 5 ml . You can buy them from Nykaa.com

Shelf life: 3 years

The eyeliner itself is in a long black conical shaped tube with the bottom part containing the liner liquid and the top part has the applicator attached. The eyeliner comes in only one shade 01 Super Black and is written at the bottom of the tube. The tube is slightly bulky for a liquid liner but the cap seals in properly and is spill proof making it travel friendly. The outer casing of the tube has a soft matte finish which gives good grip to hold.

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Pros:

  • Very affordable.
  • Fine Tip Brush Applicator.
  • Smudgeproof formula.
  • Water-resistant and Long lasting.
  • Removal is easy with lukewarm water.
  • No parabens.

Cons:

  • None as such.

Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner is very much affordable. However, its currently available in just one shade and that’s  ‘Super Black 01’. I wish they would come up with more shades soon.

Stay Classy

-Varsha Ravi

My Mini Polka Dress

Happy Monday!

We’re starting off the week with patterns and pop.  Black and white is such a bold color scheme, full of contrast and oh-so-crisp.  It is a classic combo that can stand on its own or can easily mingle with softer hues.  While we often see black and white paired with pinks and corals, so my mini polka dots dress is a combination of bold black and white.

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I have paired my polka dots skirt with a plain black top which has a small bow on it, with a black choker and a black and white shades.

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Perfect outfit for a beach out or a sunny day.

Details:

Top – Myntra

Skirt – koovs

Choker – koovs

Shades – Zahana

Picture Courtesy : Pijo

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