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DIY Ikea Vittsjo Shelf For My Small Office/Home Office

I know that I proclaim my love-hate relationship with IKEA furnitures. ‘Love-hate’ because my lack of ability to assemble something from the scratch by reading those encrypted instruction manual. But how can one not appreciate the universal fact that there are just so many ways to make an IKEA furniture your own. You’ve seen tons of hacks of the IKEA furnitures and why not! Gosh they are so popular for being on budget, and I feel like the Ikea VITTSJO series is having a moment. From gold to marble to wood accents, the possibilities are endless.

DIY Ikea Vittsjo Shelf For My Small Office/Home Office
DIY Ikea Vittsjo Shelf For My Small Office/Home Office

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DIY Upcycle and Restyle with Embroidered Appliqués

It’s hard to tell if the boom of embroidered appliqués/patches is just passing trend or here to stay, but the concept has certainly allowed an entire generation of like-minded designers and fashionistas to make name for themselves. From the streets of Shoreditch to the runways of the four fashion capitals, embroidered appliqués are incontestably having the ”moment of honour” in the fashion world currently.

DIY Upcycle and Restyle with Embroidered Patch
DIY Upcycle and Restyle with Embroidered appliqué

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Indian Wedding Day Looks: Make-up Faux-pas To Avoid

My fashionistas, I adore weddings and consider it a great occassion for dressing up. It’s a joy to see a bride looking radiant and relaxed on the happiest day of her life and thrilling to see the photographs afterwards and see that she looked as good as she felt on her D-day. Since it is the wedding season in Indian Sub-continent, I thought to share my views about the Indian wedding day looks faux-pas I have observed over the years and also sharing few tips on how to best avoid them! After all, your hair, nails, makeup, dress – and how you look in that wedding outfit – are all part of becoming the bride you want to be on that special day. Since pictures taken on that day remain part of your life forever, it’s important to look and feel your best.

Indian Wedding Day Looks: Faux-pas To Avoid

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Early Warmth: Spring’s last Look, Summer’s First Look

My fashionistas, I am just back to work today after a three days long bank holiday weekend. How was your weekend? I can’t wait to share with you all the exciting places I have visited over this weekend. With temperature rising to more than 20C, we have quite warm weather for the very first time this year but slightly wind-ish. So, this improvement in weather over the bank holiday weekend has actually inspired many of us to get out and about and make the most of it. What a relief for a sun-seeker like me to make up for  the disappointly wet Easter we had last month.

Spring couldn't have better colors, you bet!
Spring couldn’t have better colors, you bet!

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5 Minutes On-The-Go Eye Make-up Tip


My fashionistas, how many of you actually struggle to find time in the morning before going to work/school or simply not in the mood to paint the face immediately after you washed that beautiful face of yours first thing after waking up in the morning? I am sure most of us live in such zone. Almost every other woman going to work/school do their make-up in the train. It’s a great way to save your time in the morning. I would rather give that time preparing a nice healthy breakfast for me. So, yes I’m also one of those who do a quick make-up-on-the-go. And this is the easiest and simplest thing one can do. I can’t do without a nice black kohl pencil. That is most probably the ONE most essential make-up item I have been using since i’m 12 and I will continue using when I will be 82;)

So if I am not in a mood to have a defined eye on some days, I avoid using a liquid eyeliner. I am also the person who prefer to have a tone down eye make-up when I’m heading to Uni or work.  And sometimes when I forget to put the eye shadows in my tiny make-up travel bag that will probably match my outfit, then this is the best life-saving eye make-up tip. How? Okay, so pick up the kohl pencil (definitely a black one) and start drawing from the outer corner towards the centre and then draw from the inner corner and joint them in the centre, make sure you stay on the eye-lashes line and don’t leave too much gap, otherwise even after you put your mascara on, there will still be some white skin showing up and we don’t want that, do we? and then pick up a eye make-up blending brush and start blending the line you already drawn, just softly keep blending from the bottom to the top and you will see this effect on the photo here. To give it a complete look, just apply some nice voluminous mascara.

I use the black kohl pencil from MAC Cosmetics and this particular blending brush no. 224 is the best for eye shadow blending or even kohl blending when in need.

It is easy, simple and still gives you a modest smokey effect on your eyes especially when you are on-the-go!