Out Of The Box NOTD & LOTD & EOTD

To live a creative life, we must loose our fear of being wrong

I believe every girl has that creative bone in her.Give her a sack and she will turn that into a couture. Being an Ex Niftian , experimenting in all  fields from kitchen to home decor to even makeup, I have never been shy of exploring my creative side.Yes i was always the out of the box girl.Nothing ever is straight for me.I love making simple things complex.

And so how can the makeup artist in me is unaffected by this syndrome. There is that compulsive streak in me which works overtime to get that different desired look.Mixing lipsticks has always been my forte.That’s what you call nowadays Ombre lips.But honestly i have tried and tested this long  ago.Same with the nails.My instagram account is full of my silly experiments.I know they are not very practical but a girl has to do what she has to do .Right??

Sharing with you some of my crazy out of the box Notd,Lotd,Eotd.Hope you will enjoy as much as i do..

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For more pictures follow my Instagram account @50shadesofvanitty

 

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Pink Barbie Eye makeup Tutorial-Video

               “You are so fake.Barbie is just jealous”

Hello Girlies

It’s been so long since i have done any makeup tutorial as His nibs is back from the grind.But finally I stole some time and shooted this tutorial.

This is a very stunning and subtle pink matte eye look which resembles our favourite fantasy queen Barbie.I have always been reluctant about putting any reds or pinks on my eyes as it screams bridal makeup looks.But then i saw a video of my favourite Vlogger Melissa and had to try this pinkish eyes.And voila it turns out so fabulous and not at all gaudy.What do you say???

Do let me know and help me expand my wings by liking commenting and subscribing.

Enjoy the Tutorial!!

 

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Products Used

Foundation: Mac Studio Fix In NC41

Concealer-Maybelline Fit Me In light Ledger

Compact-Maybelline Super fresh in pearl

Contouring Kit-Morphe Brushes

EyeBrows-Morphes Browkit

Eye Base- Mac Painterly pot

Eyeshadow- Morphe Brushes-35n

Lashes-Ardell

Brushes-BHCosemetics

Blush-Makeup Revolution

Lips-Clinique Lip Lacquer

 

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Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof liquid Lipstick-Review

“The most pigmented thing I ever saw is the Liquid Lipstick”

Some of you may not be aware of the new launch from Chambor.They just have unveiled  a new range of Liquid Lipsticks called The extreme wear Transfer Proofs yesterday.Liquid lipsticks seems to be all rave at the moment and these do not fall short. Exclusively available at chambor boutiques,Parcos & Lifestyle stores across India. While malling today I saw their huge billboard across Lifestyle store in my city.And me being me had to have a look. Chambor has come up with a full blown line of liquid lipstick with 18 shades in total ranging from nudes to bolds to vampy.

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There is nothing much on either on internet or on their site.I’m glad mine will be the first review.And i will be precise and too the point.

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Price:845 INR Expensive for 6gm but worth it

Packaging:Ultra cute flat rectangular tube with black embossing.Comes with a applicator wand for easy coverage.

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Availability: Apart from Chambor exclusives, they are available  only at Lifestyle stores according to the SA.

Shades: 18 shades comprising neutrals to dark to gothic.You will be spoilt for choice.There is something for everyone and for every occasion.Each shade has a number instead of name.

Swatches: Extremely pigmented in just one swipe.All the swatches have only one To & fro swipe.

Formula: Super saturated formula with transferproof and smear resistant coverage in just one application.They have semi solid consistency which set very quickly.Unlike some other brands, you don’t need to worry on hurrying the application.It gives you enough time to apply properly without drying.The formula is weightless and really light.There is no tackiness and due to high on pigmentation, you won’t get guck.Texture is ultra matte which gives great coverage without any breakouts.

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True to companies claim, it is smudge proof.After applying for eight hours, it lasted through  drinking, eating and sweating and without budging. Ultra tenacious and thoroughly pigmented, the lipsticks are worth their price.

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How to apply:  Due to matte formula, exfoliating your lips with a good balm before applying is MUST.Apply a heavy layer of lip balm for few minutes and let it soak in a while.The application can be tricky.If you don’t have a steady hand, I would suggest using a matching lip liner and define your lips.Then use the lipstick wand and fill up.Or you can use a lipstick brush  and follow the natural movement of your lips to create a more defined line.

How to remove: Removal of liquid lipstick is as tricky as its application.You cant just rub off with makeup removal or washing your face.The trick is to apply vaseline all over your lips, massage it and let it absorb for few seconds.Take a smooth washcloth or cotton and gently remove the remnants.It will then come off effortlessly.

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Precautions: Don’t forget to apply good moisturizer or lip balm afterwards and ensure they are properly hydrating.You don’t need your lips to be chapped or hurtful in the morning.

The shade I bought is No. 402 which is a mix of pale pink nude.This will be my everyday go to lip shade. The colour resembles the barbie shade which instantly brightens my face.Perfect for day look and everyday use.

XFACTOR: The best part is the stunning colour range.Most of the shades especially the neutrals screams sophistication.

LOW FACTOR: Availability will be a issue.

They should have christened each shade with  a name rather than just number.

Lips tends to get dry at the end of the day.

Ratings: 4.5/5

Will I buy again? 

YES & YES after all

                                                            It’s not hoarding If It’s Lipsticks

 

 

 

 

Shades Of Nykaa Nailpaints

                             If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies

As they say change is the flavour of life.Diversity in all aspects of your life brings lots of salt and sugar.And same goes with my diversified interest in beauty world.

How many of you religiously takes care of your nails?Remember the last time you have pampered your nails, indulged in some creative manicure.I know going to the salon regularly is a far fetched idea.In today’s rat race, nobody has the time or patience.And it certainly cost a bomb.So why not appease ourselves with easy , creative and affordable mani.

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Till now as beauty blogger, i have tested and experienced almost all drugstore brands in nailpaints.By far Maybelline scored the hit spot.But that was before I tried the NYKAA inhouse nail enamels.Such stunning mix of shades.They took my breath away.Each shade screams sophistication.The pastel collection are to die for.

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Packaging is simple with a sturdy bottle but perfect for travel purpose..At 149 INR , its cold on your pocket.Quality of the brush is supreme.Long and easy to handle.The patented two-fold plasticizer prevents chipping. Contains a UV filter to prevent discoloration and yellowing.

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There are about 30 shades available in three different categories.My personal favourite is the pastel ones.From mommy to working women to college goers, all shades are perfect and comfortable to any age group.Bless the colour designer, who came up with these subtle yet chic shades.

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These high reflection nailpaints delivers one stroke coverage.Double strokes definitely adds up to their longevity.Apply some top coat for a smooth mattifying finish.They are non glossy and gel like which prettify your nails instantly giving some cosmopolitan vibes.They dries up instantly and spare you for doing red carpet shakes.;).

 

I picked up two shades Lychee Delight and Mint Meringue.They are the most enchanting colours from the lot.They have garnered ample amount of compliments  already.My nails never looked so beautiful and subconsciously  my hands danced more than me.The formula is super encouraging as it last for at least 4 days without chipping.They have turned my  brittle nails into stronger self and healthy.

 

Rest let my pictures do the talking.I won’t rest till I get the whole range in my vanity.I will be spamming you with lots of my nail pictures and more of Nail art designs with DIY.So stay tuned!!

Do let me know which one is your favourite and if you don’t have ordered yet, Go grab It.

After all any woman can wear a great outfit, but it is her nails that makes the statement.

 

Ombre Nail Art DIY

             Imagination Is the Only Imitation Of Nail Art!!

These days nail art has become a popular phenomena  with girls around the world.From Movie star to home makers nails, it has shown a tremendous liking everywhere. I was not into much nail decorating as it surly requires lot of patience and steady hand.But finally the fever has took a toll on me.Being a beauty youtuber, you need to use your fingers as your main tool. And if the tools are beautiful, it will make your tutorial more engrossing for viewers.

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So this is going to be my first nail art post but will follow more in future.It’s going to be a simplest one with the “Ombre Nails” which is hottest trend these days.

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Start with choosing your nails paints.I would suggest lightest to darkest shades.Nails should be free of any nail enamels and dirt.Shape them to your required size with a use of a filer.

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Choose the lightest shade as your base coat.The coat needs to be thicker towards your cuticles.For ombre effect, generally white nails polish is used as your base.But you can use any lightest tint from the lot.Let the first coat dry before applying the second one for creating clear canvas for ombre.

Take your triangular makeup sponge and cut into two pieces.Smaller the better as it will be easy to handle on your nails.Its upto you to choose as many shades but three is the perfect number to get the desired effect.Dip the sponge in water before applying any colour and rinse it. It will  prevent the sponge to absorb too much enamel.

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Shake the bottles thoroughly.Now start with painting the sponge with the lightest in just a wide line. Take the medium shade and repeat the application on sponge with exactly the same size line.The darkest will be last one.There should not be any space between the three shades.Apply at least three coats of each shade for turning into a wet stamp.

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Now with steady hand, stamp the sponge on your nail in one motion.Repeat it twice but the sponge should be stamped on the same place as earlier for preventing any mess up.Always remember the placement of sponge should be upside down so that the darkest shade paints on the outer edges of your nails.

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Leave your nails for 10 minutes to dry and then apply the clear top coat.It will instantly mattify your nails and gives a smooth overall finish.

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Last step is removing all the extra enamel around fingers and cuticles.Instead of cotton or wipes, use a pencil brush or an earbud.They will help to clean off the nail paint minutely.

 

 

I have used a mix n match nail paints from different brand.But it needs to be of good quality.Hope you are going to try this simple DIY ombre art and do share it with me on my  page 50shadesofvanitty

Also do let me know if i should embark on nail art tutorials as well??

 

 

 

 

 

Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal-Review & Comparison with The Colossal

These days I’m getting pretty obsessed with kohl and kajal’s. If you noticed my few previous review post are all about eye makeup products. Not that I’m complaining.It’s such a fun  to play with products and the contented outcome from all the eotd’s.Btw thank you so much for all the love you showered on my INSTAGRAM pictures. It’s one of  the best platform to share your work instantly and getting prompt feedbacks.

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Maybelline O Maybelline It’s difficult to keep up pace with your so frequent launches.At Least please give us time to properly try and  experiment your recent products.I think no other brand is as quick and updated like yours.And yet again you did a fabulous job by adding “The colossal Kajal Super Black” in the kohl series.More than diamonds I think “Kajal’ is indian girl’s best friend. For us “more is less”.

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The Super Black belongs to the extended family of Colossal.But more refined , more black, more pigmented, more intense and super expensive.I have no clue why they have hiked its price to almost the double.Any how let me introduce you with the wow’s first.

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Packaging, precisely the colour is exactly opposite to the yellow colossal but more wider.Quantity of product is same.It a twister pen so very easy to handle.True to their claim, it’s super smooth as it contains oil base pigments.The cache is the formula.With light absorbing pigments , it delivers more blackness than its predecessor.Two strokes are sufficient to get the desired effect.

It’s waterproof and did not smudge for good 6 hours.Even after washing your face, its fragments lingers.I use baby oil to clean off all the remnants.Use it on your upper lid as eyeliner and smudge it with earbud to get the smokey eye effect.If you want your kohl to last long , use any black eyeshadow above and you are good for another few hours.

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For me the big let down is the price. There should be some reasonable hike in the prices.INR 300 is not at all justified with the quantity or quality.It is hands down better then the colossal but it’s way expensive. Even the quantity is less at this price.It will only last a month or less if used everyday.

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Battle of The colossal and The Colossal Super Black 

Staying power of the super black is almost the same as of The colossal(Yellow)

Super Black gets less smudged as compared to the colossal.

The intensity of the two kajals are almost the same.

The colossal is on drier side and super black is more oil textured which settles with blink of an eye.

The colossal tends to get break in between but its not the case with super black which is a brownie point.

Super black is 300 INR and Colossal is 200 INR.

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Last words

The colossal super black is better overall but price is a showdown. Honestly there is not a huge difference in the two and i would wait for the sale period to get my hands on this one.Otherwise there is no downside of the product.Texture, pigmentation, intensity are all spot on.

Rest as it says” Each to their own”

Ratings: 4.2/5

 

Devil in “City Of Angels”-Los Angeles

Hello Again

Are you bored with all my beauty blabberings?? So here is something spicy for you.Before embarking on this beauty blog, I was managing my other blog which now is lying dormant.If you must know I did some fair amount of travelling in last few years.Perks of being a sailor’s wife!!And my blog was my travel diary.I did shared few of my travel sojourns with pictures, local information and some relevant information if by any chance you travel that place, it will be quite handy.So lets start and have a tour of your life.

PS:Everything is in present tense so bear with me.

“Now as a permanent nomad, am yet again will give you a virtual tour of  my newest odyssey.The heart and soul of America ‘ City Of Angels” also called The Hollywood- Los Angeles.It is one of the most populous metropolitan area in the world and second largest in United states with the most ethically diverse county.

After being loaded from Mexico, we cruised towards California for discharging.I spin a cartwheel the day Mister has confirmed our next voyage.It took us one week to reach the port of los Angeles on Long beach. As the name indicates, its not a meager beach but a ful fledged city.For three days I was on wretched nerves due to being on anchorage and twiddle for our turn on berth.After like millionth year at crack of dawn we moved,We finally moved.


On our first bend into the port, we encountered our first surprise.Rendezvous with the world’s largest inflated duck It’s a six story tall floating rubber duck which to our later knowledge came to participate in the Tall ships festival LA

It lead us half a day to moor and secure the tanker and another couple of hours to clear the immigration. As His Nibs was busy playing chief officer, I had to (with a sad face) content myself chaperoned by Cadet Yang.

Hardly enough time to spend and being newbie to the city, we rolled our day in a big shopping arcade.By kiss of God our Pakistani cabbie mentioned some shopping festival.”Shop, hop and slumber fest”.The galleria was gushing with shoppers looking for best offers on display.Girl being girl, I also shopped to my hearts content From books to bag to blings to beauty aids I religiously followed the “shop till you drop” mime.

Following day was reserved for the famous “Universal Studios”.To ward off the early morning traffic, we kick started our tour at 7:00 a:m.With such exceptional roads to cruise on, reached our destination in less then one hour.But alas the taxi fare had almost ripped our pockets by charging $100 quids for the short drive.Anyways being the early birds and in front of the queue, we smoothly crossed the threshold with another $95 burnt hole to our pockets.Initially it was not crammed but with every hour to cuckoo’s calling, it became crowded.Well to be true it was worth spending.

 


 

Highlights of the place was  the recount tram tour which cruised through the entire studio active backlot giving us glimpses of staged earthquakes, flash flood effects,airplane carnage and the original dungeon of King Kong.Next stop was the water roller coaster ride in Jurrasic park with life size Dinosaur.The 84 foot fall gives adrenaline rush to the core.The Revenge of the Mummy catapults at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness.Transformers (inspired from movie) is a next generation 3-D thrill ride. WaterFront is the most mind blowing explosive actions with fire-fights,jumping jet-ski and in your face plane crash.Despicable me & Simpsons is a heartwarming hilarious rides.Animal Actors shows trained critters which put shame to pet-tricks.The rest mounts were as thrilling and exhilarating as the rest ones.

All the adrenalin quarry came to  end at 114:00 hrs.We still had enough time in hand so took a taxi to Hollywood walk of fame and TCL chinese theatre. After clicking memories with the famous and not so,we headed towards the HOLLYWOOD sign which marked as the American cultural icon.By the time we finished capturing the prominent sign, I was tired down to my feets and call it a day.Adventure filled Day.

We still had another day to explore so venture out towards the Long Beach. Effervescent diamonds sparkling in the sand, vast shores, lapping waves, heaven all around. The vision I witnessed is going to be carved in my memory for a long time.

So now I have already sorted out your itinerary, book tickets and fly to this astounding place and have fun of your lifetime.