FOTD:VICTORIAN LOOK

Dressing in vintage style clothing for a themed event or personal fashion is always a fun thing to do. While the authentic Victorian look necessitates a full skirted dress and a corset fitted blouse, it is hard to carry it off unless the theme of the party itself is Victorian(After who wants to wear a women’s civil war dress). So, I styled it a little differently with the hairstyle and makeup going back to the 19th Century and wearing a gown which has enough flair and volume to make it look Victorian.

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On the face :

Benefit Concealer Boing Brigtening Concealer

MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC 25

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Powder in Porcelain

The Balm The Manizer Sisters(Highlighter, Blush and Bronzer)

On the eyes :

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eye shadow Palette

Mimoso Eye mascara

Huda Beauty Lashes in Lana

Benefit Big Brows set

On the lips – Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick in shade Trophy Wife

Outfit – Frontier Raas, Delhi

It was so much fun to style this outfit, wore it to a Cocktail!After all, there are so many ways to spice up this boring life 😀

ONE SHOULDER FORMAL YET CASUAL

The one shoulder trend is at its peak.Most of the online shopping websites are flooded with varied options of one shoulder tops and dresses. I picked up this satin olive green one shoulder blouse and carried it to one of my holidays. I always thought I could only wear it to a formal party with a pencil skirt and high heels but guess what!I finally wore it to a day long excursion with my all time favorite ONLY skinny black pants and Silver Laceup Cupsole Trainers from KOOVS!Here are few pictures from this look –

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We had an open Jacuzzi with a plain white background in our hotel at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and it was just perfect for the shoot 🙂

On the face :

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Powder in Porcelain

On the eyes:

Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner

Bausch & Lomb Eye Contact Lens in Green

Mimoso Eye Mascara

On the lips:

MAC Lipstick in Twig

 

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I have such fond memories of this trip and this was the last day at Ho Chi Minh. A day long outing which ended up with a lot of shopping.

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Hope you enjoyed the pictures!I can’t wait to pair this with something really abstract and experiment yet again!

Retro dressing for Indian Wedding

Winters are almost fading out and spring is just around the corner but do you know which is my favorite season? Just like thousands of other women, I enjoy wedding season the most. No matter how cheesy that may sound, trust me we wait for the season of celebration, rejoicing and most importantly, dressing up. While most wedding parties do not particularly have a theme to follow, I would like to share a few pictures from the Retro look I created few days back.

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Makeup :

On the Face:

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation in Beige

MAC Strobe Cream as highlighter

MAC Petal Power as blush

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural

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On the eyes :

Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eye Palette

Eden on the lids, Desert sand towards the inner corners

Saffron on the outer corners and on the crease

Cosmo on the lids

Angelic in the inner lids

Chambor Eyeliner in Peacock Blue on the waterline

NYX Purple eye liner under the lower lashline

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Huda Eye Lashes in Claudia

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On the lips :

Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Trophy Wife

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Lehenga : Nivedita Saboo (This lehenga with a perfect fitted corset blouse is 7 years old which I had got done for my cousin’s wedding – Very light to carry and something that I would probably never do away with. I am just so glad I still fit into it)

 

For the perfect Retro look, I obviously created a generous amount of puff and bounce in the hair. I hope you would like to recreate this one!

 

 

FOTD: Green Eyes with all things subtle!

I have been wanting to do this post for a really long time.I had worked on this look very diligently but I could not take the pictures in time(Thanks to the tight mommy schedule).So I recreated it again in my recent holiday at Vietnam. Honestly, I am not very comfortable with colored lens for the simple reason that I have never had to wear spectacles or contact lens ever in my life. So the feeling of having a foreign object in my eyes constantly bothers me.However, the kind of instant glamour a colored lens adds to the look just blows my mind away. So, I kind of brave the odds each time for that glamorous look 😀 Here are few pictures of the look – AirBrush_20180125162612AirBrush_20180125185222

On the face :

Bobbi Brown BB Cream in Shade Fair

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder in Porcelain

MAC Mineralise Finish in Lightscapade – Soft Candlelight Beige in Multidimensional Shimmer

Too Faced Sweet Hearts Perfect Flush Blush – Something About Berry

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On the eyes –

Mac Burgundy Times Nine Eyeshadow palette –

Poppyseed in the inner corner

Haux on the lids

Noir in the outer corner and crease

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MAC Prolongwear Fluidline in Dip Down on the upper and lower lashline

On the eyelashes – Benefit They’re Real

Lens – Bausch and Lomb in Green

The below picture is just before I brushed off the glitter and did my final touch up!

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On the lips – NYX Soft Matte Cream in Rome

I had so much fun doing this one. I hope you do too , please share your recreations on the comments tab below or DM me on Instagram @missvogueviolet.

 

Maternity and nursing style with Momzjoy.com!

Florals have been my favorite always. They bring in the feel of spring even on the gloomiest of the seasons. After living in neutrals all winter, I have been craving for some color and what better than this gorgeous blue with tiny tangerine flowers (just what would suit this kind of sunny winter brunch).

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This lovely maxi dress from www.momzjoy.com is ideal for a nursing mother (as it comes with concealed zips) or a mom-to-be who can use the detachable belt to flaunt that cute bump in style. The material is very soft crepe which lets your skin breathe in ease (just what you need at this time). Having said that, I think it is a wonderful maxi dress with side slits which can be worn even after pregnancy giving you a tall, elegant and confident look. Here are few more pictures of the look –

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Being a working mom myself, I know this would have been my top pick for dressing to work during maternity. I absolutely love the fluted sleeves and the linen fabric which gives a corporate touch to it. Extremely comfortable fit and front buttons make it ideal for a nursing mother. Generally, vertical stripes are to be avoided during pregnancy but the fall and fit of this dress makes you look effortlessly stylish!

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Momzjoy.com has a range of innovative designs that can be used during and after pregnancy. Go check out their collection at www.momzjoy.com and let me know in the comments section on how you style yourself with confidence!

Office Makeup Look: Brown and Burgundy!

Like every other makeup enthusiast, I too buy a lot of makeup products impulsively and then dump them away one fine day only to realize they have gone beyond their expiry dates. Lately, I have been consciously keeping a watch on what products I use more often and the findings are no surprises. They are the ones I use for my daily makeup to work. This is a challenge which many women face while selecting the right makeup for a corporate environment. You don’t want to overdo it yet want to flaunt a fresh natural face. There’s so much to learn about such kind of no makeup –  makeup that it can be overwhelming. My simple war cry is “Less is more”!Here’s a look which is very easy to recreate and perfect for the workplace –

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I chose to keep the face clean – No blush, highlighter or contouring!

Products used

On the Face –

  1. Bobbi Brown BB Cream in Shade Fair
  2. MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Light Plus

On the Lips –

MAC Taupe

On the Eyes –

1.MAC Burgundy Times Nine

PoppySeed on the Eyelid

HoneyLust in the inner corner

Sketch on the crease and outer corners

2.Eye Liner – MAC Fluidline in Rich Ground

3.Eye Lashes – Benefit ‘They’re Real’

4. Brows – Benefit KABrow

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Sweater and Dhoti Swag!

I know it’s the season of sweaters and you still don’t want to let go of your swag. Tired of the “Beta, sweater pehno” instructions? So am I but it’s the month of January and the temperatures have been dropping further. I cannot do without my layers , yet cannot do away with my comfortable pants. So,last weekend for a small lunch gathering I decided to pick my dhoti pants and kept wondering what I can pair it with; without letting go of the quirk element. I googled quite a bit on a sweater/sweatshirt and dhoti combination and found nothing to my liking . So, I decided to create a look of my own with my all time favorite fit of Tommy Hilfiger pullover. All those who have seen my post on Eye Makeup:Long wings and pixie dust!  This makeup look was done with this red and black outfit!

 

The aviators and me are inseparable. The fact that they go well with anything and everything that I wear makes me really happy!

I tucked it in because I liked to show the dhoti in its full glory 😀 It looks casual and fun when you leave it out as well.

Time for an indoor picture after the sunny shoot on a cold day!

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Outfit Details-

Sweater – Tommy Hilfiger

Dhoti Pants – Aakriti

Jooti – Local shop at Udaipur

 

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Eye Makeup:Long wings and pixie dust!

“With brave wings, she flies”

 

I have been obsessed with dramatic eyes off late yet like most others, always a little shy to do a dramatic eye makeup and step out during the day, So, today I tried something very wearable yet a look that gives most attention to the eyes. So, let me show you few pictures which you can easily recreate with similar products that I am going to show you at the end – 20180107_181235

On the eyes:

  • DIORSHOW Fusion Mono in Shade 661 Meteore on the eye lids(One of my all time favorites, it will never let you go over the board no matter how much you apply)
  • Chambor Smokey eyes Intense Kohl on the water line
  • Benefit They’re Real Push up Liner in Black on the lash line
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara on the eye lashes
  • Benefit Ka Brow on the eyes brows

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On the Face – 

  • Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance Cream(Free samples from nykaa)
  • Benefit Dandelion Blush (from the travel packs)

I did not use any highlighter or powder to keep the look light and dewy.

On the lips:

  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Amsterdam

Picture of the products used below (Just look at the pigmented DIORSHOW Fusion Mono, just awesome)

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I would love to see your recreations using the same products or their dupes 🙂

Lip Art !!!

Recently, I came across this concept of Lip Art which has been flooding the social media all over the world. Lovely pouts transforming into textured creations and going all out with sparkles and glitters. While doing an advanced lip art requires a lot of time, effort and dedication, I thought I will share my entry for the #NYXProfessionalTrendingTen with you all which was abstract and easy to do. But before that, I will share few doable lip arts which can be done by anyone and can be flaunted without the fear of being overdone.

Look 1 –

Ombre Shimmery Lips 

Products used –

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania

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Below pictures are shot under different light conditions to show how the pearl mania creates different shades in the look.

Look 2 –

Bright Orange lined in Gold

Products used –

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco

NYX Eyeliner in Glitzy gold

Look 3 :

The abstract look

For the entry in the contest I wanted to do something really edgy and whacky. So , I let the highlighter drop from the lips to bring in the abstract element.

Products Used –

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco

NYX Eyeliner in Glitzy gold

CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops

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