Wednesday, 29 June 2016

JUNE FAVORITES 




I honestly cannot believe that this month is almost over! Is it just me or does Summer go by really fast?! Anyway, I'm glad this month is over and I cannot wait for July because my mom and my sister are coming down to Canada to visit me for a month! YAYY! I don't know if I can do long blog posts for you guys but I'm going to be back with so many updates! 

I have never really done a favorites on my blog before and since this month was coming do an end, I thought, what better time than now. I have a mixture of beauty and lifestyle faves so let's get into this. 


Becca Shimmering Highlighter in Champagne Pop

I don't think I have raved about any other product as much as this one. Jaclyn Hill's highlighter for Becca Cosmetics is undoubtedly one of my best beauty purchases. The shimmer, the pigment, the glow everything about this is just so perfect. Apply a light stroke if you want a more natural finish or swipe the f out of that highlighter to look like a goddess!

Burts Bees Refreshing Lip Balm Pink Grapefruit 

Canada's bipolar weather can often give you surprises that you don't want. Even though we've had pretty sunny days, some days were rainy, cold and horrible. I have always had super dry lips so that explains why I despise cold weather. I just put on some of this lip balm underneath my lipstick/gloss/matte lipstick. It gives me the right amount of hydration and also makes my lipstick last longer.  

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso 

Milani's baked blushes are my all time favorite drugstore blushes. I've owned the Luminoso for quite some time now but I've only reintroduced it into my makeup routine now. This is such a pretty coral color - perfect for summer or when you want your skin to look glowy. Great summer blush! 

The Beaver Company Natural Deodorant Lavender

When it comes to deodorants, I've always stuck with my ever trusty Secret Clinical Strength. I decided to pick this up when I was shopping at Superstore here in Calgary. The fragrance of lavender and the non-sticky texture has made this hard to not reach out to! If you love fresh smells, this all-natural deodorant is exactly what you need to beat the summer heat! 

Colorpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lips in Beeper 
 
Colorpop should really sign me up as their brand ambassador as I talk about their products all the time! LOL! Jokes apart, Beeper is a great brown shade(or should I call it 'Kylie Brown shade'). Whether you're going for an all-out smokey eye look or just want to bring out your inner Kylie Jenner, try this lipstick. Looks great on all skin tones and you can wear it either in the day or night depending on what look you are going for. 

Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso 

I decided to include a book in my favorites because why not?! If you are active on Youtube and other social media you might already know the hype around this book. It's EVERYWHERE. I went to my local library to pick this up and she said that I'd have to wait as there were 9 holds on the book. Finally, after almost three weeks I got this book and trust me, I haven't been able to put it down since then. Sophia's unabashed personality combined with her to the point writing style is what you folks have to look out for in this one. Absolutely loved reading this and recommend it to all my career focused girls out there!


What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments!



Friday, 24 June 2016

BLUE SMOKEY EYE LOOK 


Blue is a super flattering color for brown eyes in my opinion. Mix it with a smoldering black eyeshadow in the outer corner and you get the most gorgeous smokey eye! That is the kind of look I went for yesterday and I was really happy with how it turned out. Below are some pictures of the look and the products used.






Products used: 

Face:

Foundation : Too Faced Born This Way 

Powder : Rimmel Stay Matte Powder 

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

Highlighter: Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop 

Bronzer: Clarins Aquatic Treasures Bronzing Powder


Eyes:

Blue Eyeshadow: Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Electric Blue 

Outer Black Eyeshadow: Blackout - Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Crease Eyeshadow: Tease - Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Waterline eyeliner: NYC Show time Kajal 

Liquid Liner: Loreal Infallible Super Slim Eyeliner 


Lips:

YSL Rouge Volupte #28 Beauborb Brown 

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipstick in Beeper 




Can we take a moment for that highlight though?! Good job Jaclyn!



Friday, 17 June 2016

ONLINE SHOPPING MAYHEM 


I always treat myself with a retail therapy sesh if I'm stressed, feeling low or even extremely happy about something! Sounds like the best kind of cure for just about anything, right?! It really is. There are days when I feel like hitting the mall with my chicas and some days I'm all snuggled up in my blanket and don't want to step out of the house. When I'm lazy af, what do I do? Open my laptop and look through the bazillion websites that deliver stuff right to your doorstep. 

I've been a little finicky about shopping online for quite some time now but with the increasing options, it has only made it easier for one to shop. With the summer coming, I am always on the lookout for the best websites with the best styles and the best prices! Listed below are some of my faves:

Missguided




Missguided houses some of the latest trends online. Personally, I am a big fan of the website as they have really really chic looking pieces for an affordable price. I absolutely love their coats, dresses and summer apparel. Shipping is also not very bad, I think it's $5 for Canada. www.missguided.com 


Asos



Asos is a British brand that has a huge collection of bags, shoes, clothes, vintage stuff, sunglasses, etc; You can find anything you want here - stripes, off shoulder, vintage, classic, boho chic - being specific is the key! I shop a lot from Asos because it has free shipping(YES!) and I love how they have everything that I'm looking for! www.asos.com 

Boohoo



Boohoo is another great website that has a really good stock of clothes to fit every body type. They have petite, tall, plus size sections and a plethora of colors and patterns to choose from. Boohoo's clearance section along with some type of coupon codes every day makes it one of the best websites to shop from. Definitely check 'em out! www.boohoo.com 

Forever21



Forever 21 is my all-time favorite store. I love how affordable the brand is with no compromise on quality and style. You can look chic without having to spend a ton of money. What I like about Forever 21 is that not only are most things reasonably priced, you can find amazing deals in the sale/clearance section. If you are someone like me and don't like repeating clothes, this is the website for you! www.forever21.com/ca

Lulus




I usually go to Lulus.com for shoes but I saw one of Desi Perkin's videos on Youtube around the holiday season. She looked like a celebrity modelling for their holiday dresses and I instantly fell in love all over again(with her and the website!). The day I started exploring more on their website is the day I saw so many different fashion items that caught my fancy. You neeeeed to check their website out! www.lulus.com

Girls, what are your favorite websites to shop from? Let me know in the comments below!




Thursday, 9 June 2016

ALL ABOUT HAIR 





My love for all things hair started when I was in my last year of college in India. Not only did I look up to my ever-trusty beauty gurus for advice but I would also spend a ton of time reading articles in various magazines. Like skin, your hair also needs regular maintenance and over the years I've known to value the importance of my natural tresses. To give you a little overview about my natural hair, it is very voluminous, dry and curly. When you are in a humid place like Mumbai, it's difficult to style it every day so I would just leave it like that. Once I moved to Canada, I was introduced to so many new brands of styling tools and hair care products, it triggered my curiosity even more. 

As for the products I use, I change my shampoo and conditioner every month or once I run out of the bottle. I prefer using sulfate free shampoos and often go for the ones with natural ingredients devoid of  all the harsh chemicals. Some of my favorites include the Loreal Elvive range, Organix shampoo & conditioner, Marc Anthony, John Freida etc. There are so many in the market right now but my only suggestion would be to take a look at the ingredients before buying one. When it comes to styling my tresses, I absolutely love curls. One of the best advantages of living in Calgary is the fact that the weather doesn't ruin your hair(unless it starts raining, which is rare)! I use the GHD gold professional 1" straightener for these gorgeous curls. Of course I use a heat protectant spray before I start and some setting spray after it's all done. If you are new to curling your hair with a straightener then I suggest you watch makeup tutorials online and practice to get a hang of it. 

I hope this post gave you ideas for hair care in general. Let me know what your favorite products are in the comments below! 



xx
Prerna 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

BH COSMETICS 14PC BRUSH SET 






I've been looking for some good quality brushes for quite some time now and when I stumbled upon this set, I had to buy 'em. Priced at $22, these brushes are great for someone who travels a lot as you can just throw it in your purse. As far as the quality is concerned, these brushes are very VERY soft and can give any other high-end brand a run for their money! If you're a fan of the color rose gold like me, you are going to love this. I know Zoeva does rose gold brushes but BH cosmetics is more affordable and you know you are going to get amazing brushes without compromising on the quality. LOVE LOVE LOVE! 

This 14 piece set comes with brushes for your face, eyes and lips. Now, what I was attracted to the most was the fact that there are so many eye brushes in this range. Multiple eye brushes in one set means I can do crazy eye looks without having to rummage through my entire makeup stash. From smokey eyes to bold, bright looks, you got this girl! I have to admit, this is probably one of the biggest reasons why I bought this set. 

All in all, I am really impressed with these brushes and BH cosmetics as a brand. They really know how to come up with the best products for all us makeup junkies. Do you have any other favorites from this brand? If yes, let me know in the comments!