Colorama – Go on a hair colour spree!

In all the fashion magazines and on all the celebrities we see this trend of moving from simple hair colouring or highlights to ombre highlights or sombre highlights. This is one trend which is hitting high with the fashion bandwagon.

Ombre highlights signifies a hair colour in which a darker shade of the hair (roots) melts and gets lighter towards the ends (tips) or vice-versa.

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Pictures of celebrities in ombre hair

Sombre is same as ombre, the only difference being that it is a bit softer, subtle and more natural version of ombre as the name suggests. Its highlights are more blended and naturally diffused as opposed to ombre in which only the tips are highlighted and the line of demarcation is more.

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Pictures of celebrities in sombre hair

Tip: ombre hair is best if you are bold enough to carry this style. But if you are colouring your hair for the first time go in for sombre to get that subtle yet sophisticated look. Sombre is more refined and appropriate for office environments.

You can always take picture of the celebrity with your idea of desired hair to show to your stylist. But always be flexible because hair colour depends a lot upon your hair texture, skin colour, et all.

Be bold, play and experiment with different styles and colours on your hair but whichever style you decide to go with, remember to take proper care of coloured hair. Go for regular massages and spas to get the hair repaired from the damage caused by various chemical dyes.

Never stop experimenting. I agree it has chemicals which can damage your hair shaft but at least hair colour makes you feel and look awesome. After all, no style comes without pain (as in damage to the hair)…something damaged can always be repaired! Let the damage be replenished side on without breaking your fashion cultism. :)

Happy coloring!

Jean jackets to rock any style, anywhere!

As we all are aware, autumn is more of a transitional season with winters soon approaching and we experiencing showers now and then. It’s a difficult season in which we are in dilemma with regards to our clothing. Here, denim jackets come to our rescue! By just throwing the denim jackets on our summer clothes we can take our outfit up by notches.

Most of the fashion trends have a short shelf life; as in they come in trend for a short duration and soon become a fashion passé. But a denim jacket is something which is evergreen and will always be in vogue for some or the other reason because of the versatile ways to adorn it.

From day to night, look stunning in this classic and timeless piece that goes with anything and everything.

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Miranda Kerr proves that denim jacket and maxis go together like peas and carrots

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Skirts with denim jackets makes the outfit look totally chic and classy and even work for a date night!

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Denim jackets look equally trendy and classy with dark coloured and printed trousers. Bold colours, graphics and prints and jean jackets go hand in hand!

All these things makes a denim jacket a staple in everyone’s closet!

My verdict- Avoid the denim on denim drone look. A denim jacket with the jeans is a big fashion disaster lest you want yourself to be dripping in denim.

Stay well, stay stylish! :)

Autumn style statement….quintessential slender wedges

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They are as sexy as stilettos –but provide better balance. They are none other than slender wedges. Go incredibly stylish in these quirky heels which are less chunky than the classic wedges and more elite and distinctive.

As cute as the shoes are, the more bearable to keep them on feet they should be. But in reality the more sexier the heel seems to be, the more the pain-o-meter is! The slender wedges can actually take some of the stress off your ankles and give your toes more wiggle room.

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The slender version of the wedges makes your legs appear long and lean which obviously is an advantage for girls/ladies with short height. The wedge shoes, by nature are very stylish, fashionable and cosmopolitan. One can up their fashion quotient by just choosing to wear them.

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They can be worn with almost any outfit; skirts, dresses, trousers, et all. But just be sure to balance everything while you dress up. One shouldn’t look dressed up over the top; shoes shouldn’t overwhelm you or your dress.

It is as clear as black and white to me that slender wedges are here to rock! So what are you waiting for? Go grab a pair or flaunt if you already have one :)

Pretty up your umbrellas… the next big fashion forward accessory is here!

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We have often been using umbrellas on a dreary rainy day or to rescue ourselves from the sun. But then, this is not its sole purpose. The new use of umbrellas is as a ‘fashion accessory’. It has been in use on the ramps and runways by models as a fashion accessory for long and it will be continued to be used like this to death. From ramp walks, to celebrities carrying it on the sets, to queen Elizabeth matching her umbrella rims with her outfit everyone has been adorning this accessory.

Why limit the use of umbrella only to a rainy day? We all are aware of the damaging effects of sun on our skin. For a clear and porcelain skin, hats and sunscreens are not sufficient. One must opt for umbrellas and parsons to keep the sun at bay. After all, extra protection does not come at the cost of your skin and can give you that radiant and freckle free skin! Nowadays umbrellas in the market come with waterproofing treatment to keep the rain from pouring in and UV protection to keep the skin from freckling, so, they can be used both in rain and in sun.

Not only have the umbrellas gained celebrity appeal, but also its growing awareness among the people of the damage caused by the sun has helped up the use of umbrellas. The customers now not only want ‘just’ an umbrella, but they want umbrellas in beautiful and vibrant colours, prints, fabrics, graphics and embroidery to match or go in contrast with their attires. The modern day umbrellas are equipped with stylish and modish designs and serves multipurpose. It serves both the f’s; Function and fashion!

In the olden golden era, fashion umbrellas were considered a status symbol often carried by royalties and aristocrats. From such mentions, it is implied that the umbrella does not appear to have been used just as a defence from rain; rather an item of fashion or decoration and this era will be continued…

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So, why use and carry a stylish and fashionable umbrella solely on a dreary rainy day? Instead, show off the vibrant and pretty colors and romantic lacy umbrellas because…

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Walk stylish, stay stylish! :)

Make the cut almond way

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Enough of having square nails! Now, girls will have to swap their square shape for almond. Having almond nails is relatively a new thing and is again back with a bang in the ‘fashion forward world’ with many celebrities sporting and popularizing this look.

These nails are bold (although less bold than a stiletto nail which snags our tights and lace dresses frequently); longer, sharper, crispier and edgier.

These nails give a very lady-like look and add a feminine flare to your looks. Not only that! It has a trickier side to it as well. Almond shape creates an illusion of longer fingers. Therefore, becoming one of the terrific shapes for girls with short fingers and smaller hands.

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So if you are thinking to get your nails file in almond shape the next time you visit your saloon, I would say, “way to go, girl!”

Mattify it!

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Getting worried about your facial skin looking greasy, shiny like a frying pan? Not anymore! Now you can have a perfect matt and grease free skin at the ease of your home. Try my DIY 3 in 1 facial mask which also serves as a face scrub and a face wash. This can be the best treatment at your rescue for oily skin with blackheads.

RICE MASK

Ever wondered that rice can serve as potent for your skin? It helps absorb excess oil from the skin. Its other added benefits are: – it aids in getting soother and softer skin, reduce fine lines and blemishes, even out skin tone and reduce inflammation. It is a much over-looked skin care product that can even rival the best commercial products.

INGREDIENTS

RICE POWDER

OAT POWDER

EGG WHITE

HONEY

LEMON JUICE/ROSE WATER

Keep grinded rice and oat powder in an equal quantity in a container. So that every time you apply the mask, you won’t have to grind it again and again. Mix all the ingredients together in such a proportion that you get a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Lightly scrub it off when it dries and wash off. I would suggest applying this luxurious face pack every night before going to bed as a substitute of face wash followed by a nice oil free moisturizer or a gel.

See the difference yourself! :)

Bea(ch)utifully beached!

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While the temperature is soaring high and the sun is blooming, everyone is trying to escape from the sweltering heat and heading to the deserted beaches, islands and sand and surf to get much needed relief and respite.

While the beach gateways are fun and quirky, you shouldn’t miss it on the style quotient as well! My beach fashion guide will assist you in being functional and stylish at the same time.

My verdict for all the beachilucious beauties is not to over-pack and stick to staples. Getting dressed for the beach should be every bit relaxing.

I give you a list of options you can do to look outrageously beautiful and stunning for a beach vacation.

ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT


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You can throw a nice loose fit shirt over it and fasten it with a belt to accentuate your waist to look effortlessly stylish and voila, you are done!

The shirt will also act as a cover-up for your bikini.

You can even concoct your own style with this one piece. Example, instead of throwing a shirt over it can also work as a cute tank by simply pairing it with a nice pretty skirt or cute colourful shorts.

A CROCHET DRESS


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A crochet dress/cover-up provides just enough coverage while still being sexy and fun. Wear a bright coloured bikini underneath it to make your holiday playful. You can bring along a few options of bright bikinis along with you because they take up very little space in your suitcase.

A STYLISH ROMPER AKA JUMPSUIT


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Cover yourself up with a sexy and a playful romper for the day off from the sand.

A SKIRTED FROCK


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You can toss this over your swimsuit for beachside lunch or snack or can wear it simply for long late night beach walks.

Last but not the least; don’t forget to carry a sunscreen with a high spf, oversized goggles and a wide brim hat with you. These will rescue you from the heat and tanning.

What are you beauties waiting for??? Go, get the much needed respite, enjoy, pamper yourself and don’t forget to stay stylish! :)