I don't do much fashion posts here as I don't find much time to click pictures when I deck up! Im always on the run as I have a full-time job to keep up and most of the time I end up doing my makeup in my office restroom :/

These pictures were clicked a while back when I attended a friend's wedding in Mylapore Kapaleeshwar Temple, Chennai and thought why not share it :)
I wanted a super grand look but ended up doing it very simple as it was a temple wedding and the bride herself wasn't as decked up as me! :O


Be it any season I'm sucker for shower gels and perfumes!
Even in this cold weather I prefer a good shower gel and a relaxed bath rather than a quick shower :)
So when I get the chance to grab a bottle of gleaming golden orange shower gel that smells exotic could I say no? :D


Just like the evolution of mankind makeup brushes have evolved a lot starting from those fluffy brushes to flat top kabukis, makeup sponges to beauty blenders, rainbow\unicorn brushes to oval\toothbrush makeup brushes now!

Oval makeup brushes are all the rage right now and every makeup lover is pouncing on them! So what are these Oval Makeup Brushes anyways?
Oval Makeup Brushes are handy-dandy toothbrush sized brushes with thickly packed bristles, flat top and conveniently sized to make your makeup application flawless, quick & easy! :D isn't that great? ;)


I was eyeing these brushes for quite sometime now and was puzzled with which one to pick as many brands carry these now. That's when Anamika Sureka Malik of WiseShe generously sent me these 3 brushes to try and here is everything about them! :)

My love for lipsticks doesn't seem to be dying any soon and so is my love for experimenting new looks and styles with them!
I pick up atleast one lipstick from every new range and do try variety of shades. And today I'm going to show\explain how to get a simple and easy gradient lip just like that!
All you need is 3-5 minutes to read, at the max 5 minutes to do it and a whole day to Flaunt that se*y lips ;) :)


No more blurts just cutting to the chase :P
What you will need: 2 lipsticks one darker and one lighter. Would be good if they aren't from the same color family.
I picked a deep red & a pale peach lipstick.






Peter England Mr. India 2017 gets an overwhelming response in Chennai

The winners of this pageant will represent India at prestigious international pageants including Mr. World and Mister Supranational

Chennai, Nov 14, 2017: The excitement and enthusiasm factor just elevated this year with the commencement of the all new edition of Peter England Mr. India 2017 with its third city audition held in Chennai. The audition witnessed over 100 participants who came from all over the city. The audition was held at The Grand by GRT Hotels, which came on board as the Hospitality and Venue partner for the auditions.

The auditions were judged by none other than Peter England Mr.India World 2016 Vishnuraj S Menon and famous actress and model Bindu Madhavi.



The selected guys will be fast-tracked to the final round of auditions happening in Mumbai on 26th November, 2017. Once the finalists are selected, they will be undergoing rigorous training and grooming sessions by renowned experts from the fashion and entertainment industry. Catch the telecast of the 4 webisodes of Peter England Mr. India 2017 on the zoom app and the finale on 14th December, 2017 only on Zoom TV.

The Trunk Round in Chennai






Recently Rohit Khandelwal, the first Asian from Hyderabad, who started his journey by winning Mr. India 2015 went on to win the Mr. World 2016 pageant last year as well as Jitesh Thakur who went on to win Mister Supranational 2016- 2nd runner up have grabbed lead roles in mainstream Bollywood movies which are soon to go on floors. We are aiming to have more winners like him in the future who will make our country proud.

The Auditions





Peter England is happy to associate with Mr India as their title sponsor. The brand has been one of the most preferred brands for the young Indian men, offering versatile fashion at an unmatched value.

Zeven with the brand philosophy of Live To Play has come on board as the co-powered by sponsor.

Winners of Chennai Contest

Sai Teja, Vishwam MV, Balaji Murugadoss, Anirudh Ram, Kamlesh Solanki, Pavan Gino, Krushal Ahuja, Sharath Ravi

The next audition of Peter England Mr. India 2017 is happening in Pune on 17 th November, 2017. You can also click yourself at any Peter England Store using #RoadToMrIndia & Jump the Queue at the Auditions (Subject to T&C on the website).

To apply log on to www.misterindia.net and mail your pictures and profiles to mrindia.times@gmail.com

Like us on FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/mrindiaworld/

Our Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsor – Peter England
Co-powered by – Zeven
Hair Care Expert – Dr Tvacha
Grooming Partner – Ustraa
Co-Sponsor – Balenzia
Personality Enhancement Experts –  Sanjeev Datta & Viram Datta
Venue and Hospitality Partner – The Grand by GRT Hotels
Radio Partner – Fever 91.9 FM Chennai


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Hola!
Its been quite a while since I posted something on the Bridal Series and here is a new one!
I have already talked about the types of bridal makeup here and ways to choose your bridal MUA.
In today's post I will be talking about Bridal Makeup Kits :)



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Then this quick hack might help you!
Well well well see who is posting here! Sorry guys I have been super duper busy in life and couldn't get much time to blog it out :(
I'm trying to get back on track but however not promising anything for now. Just trying to post as & when possible to make you lovely readers remember me - thanks for still following my blog despite more than a whole month of silence! :)

Today I'm going to review a product that is from a renowned brand, very popular yet super affordable and compact to carry with ease. Read on to know more about it and to know if it's part of your vanity already ;)


Hey beauties!

Sorry for being MIA for so long. I have gotten one more step ahead in life and life's keeping me super busy :D
There would be some lag in my posts but I'm definitely not going to let this baby alone :)
Well today I'm going to review the last shade of Elle18 lipstick I currently have!

We gave you all details on how to choose the perfect Bridal MUA for your big day and the top questions you need to ask them!
Well in today's post we are going to give you our best possible list of top Bridal Makeup Artists in Chennai - artists who are best in all aspects :) Without further let's get on to the list and get going!


It was a lazy sunday morning nad the weather was breezy enough to push me back to bed :P
Time was already past 8 and I had to shed away my laziness so got up from bed. I had big plans for the day and was determined to get it done.

I married the man of my dreams and I'm super lucky to have the perfect husband in the world *touchwood*
He takes care of me so much and pampers me like a baby which makes me feel super elated :)
But what do I do in return for him? Of course I love him more than anything\anyone in the world but still it's my dream to get him something he always wanted!
Yup he is a super crazy fan of Royal Enfield and have always wanted one :) So when I heard about this #RideTheRoyal contest by Mehta jewellery #MehtaJewellery I wanted to win this One Of The Kind Gold Plated Royal Enfield Bullet 500 just for him!


Kannukku Mai Azhagu
Kavidhaiku Poi Azhagu
Avaraiku Poo Azhagu
Avaruku Naan Azhagu!

Kohl Is Beautiful For Eyes
Lies Are Beautiful For Poems
The Flower Is Beautiful For Flat Beans
I'm Beautiful For Him!

Whenever I hear someone say Mai (kajal\kohl) this popular song from the 90s run in my mind!
And it's very true that nothing can make a girl's face look more gorgeous and pretty than her Kohl Rimmed Eyes (atleast upto me) :) I'm a huge kajal lover and love trying new kajals from time to time.
I was pretty happy with my Lakme Eyeconic Kajal and when Faces launched this one a year ago or so I was still in love with Eyeconic :P

Faces MagnetEyes Kajal Review, Swatches

Once I ran out of my kajals and wanted to buy a new pack I was like "why not try this?" and of course I did! Read on to know if I'm happy with my choice :)

Faces MagnetEyes Kajal Review, Swatches

Hello beauties!

We all have had our fair share of hair woes and for many of us finding that best hair brush was one of them! I found my favourite a while back and kinda stuck with it - very much happy too :D
Here is a quick post about Compact Styler Tangle Teezer Hair Brush. Do check out the video for a detailed review about it :)


I know it's been very long since I posted any hack here and this series is almost dormant here!
I kinda decided to start it off again - let's see how long I could continue this :)

Today's hack is a very simple quick and pretty affordable one!
Running out of blotting sheets or feel they're pretty pricey just like I do?
But we still need them for getting a clean oil-free T-zone right?

DIY Blotting Sheets 

DIY Blotting Sheets

Here is a quick way to make your own blotting sheets. Get some trace papers from stationary shop or baking sheets and cut them to the desired size.
Here are your blotting sheets ready & handy :)

Also Read: Hack & Crack Sunday - Rusty Razors?


DIY Blotting Sheets

You can pack them in cute boxes or eye catching packaging to make them look classy and perfect :D

DIY Blotting Sheets


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So we saw in our previous post on how to choose a Bridal Makeup Artist. But after choosing the one how can you make sure that they are the 100% perfect MUA for you? Well here we are to help you out with that too. In today's post we are going to tell you the top questions you must be asking your Bridal Makeup Artist so that you can make sure you have nothing to worry about later!

10 Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Although you would be inquiring many details to your Makeup Artist it is still important to ask them a few essential questions and know the details as they would be of great help for you to decide further. Here is our compilation of those essential questions just for you :)

What Are The Bridal Packages Offered & Pricing

Every MUA have their own set of services they offer and packages with different options from which you can choose for yourself. So always first check with them about it and see what services each of them cover under their bridal packages to decide.

What Are The Bridal Packages Offered & Pricing

Will You Do A Trial Makeup & Do You Charge For Makeup Trials?

Makeup trials are generally offered by every MUA and is free mostly but still there are a few popular ones who do charge additionally for makeup trials. So always check with your artist whether you will be charged additionally for your makeup trial - be it for the reception or the wedding!

Will You Do A Trial Makeup & Do You Charge For Makeup Trials?

Also make sure to check with them on how many looks they would try during the trial as there are chances you might not be very satisfied easily with a single look.

Also Read: Pre-Bridal Tips For Brides-To-Be

I Had A Change Of Mind And Would Like To Try A Different Makeup Look. Will You Be Charging Extra For A Re-Trial?

Not all of us are always perfect or completely satisfied everytime! There are chances we might suddenly not like our bridal outfit, or might need some changes in the outfit or makeup! In case if it happens you might need to know very well before whether your bridal makeup artist would be available\interested in doing a re-trial for you even if you have to pay extra because a happy bride is pretty expensive ;)

10 Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

So inquire on re-trials beforehand and it would be helpful even if you aren't going to utilize it!

What Would Be The Additional Charges For Grooming The Bride Groom And\Or Other Relatives At The Wedding?

Asking favours from the bridal makeup artist at the weddings are common and especially asking her to apply lipstick for every female in the hall is very prevalent in indian weddings :P But remember that they are professionals and it is their job to groom you well but it's our responsibility as well to give them the respect they deserve. So talk to them before openly to know what is comfortable for them and if they would like to charge additionally for such favours.

10 Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

10 Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

You can also try and include a quick grooming for your Man as men also love dressing up and a good artistic touch would make them super happy :D Of course you can also arrange a dedicated makeup and grooming artist for him if he wishes to :)

Assess Their Knowledge In The Field Of Makeup & Skin Types

As we discussed in our previous post raise questions on the knowledge of the makeup artist in the field of bridal makeup, the skin types they have knowledge about and whether they have adequate experience in performing bridal makeup on your specific skin type. This would help you know more about the artist as well as your own skin :)

10 Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Also Watch: Simple Festive Makeup Tutorial

Any Suggestions You Can Provide On Pre-Wedding Prep?

Most makeup artists do have wide knowledge on skin types & skincare and love to provide suggestions to their clients on how they could prepare themselves for the big day. As they would be the one handling your skin on your big day it would be really helpful to check with them on pre-bridal routine and follow them to get that great skin & look on your wedding day! :)

Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Would It Be Possible For You To Travel To The Wedding Venue For The Event?

Bridal artists do handle their work based on different venue choices like some choose to do it in their own studio, some do it at home and some would be willing to travel to the venue to perform the bridal makeup. So discuss with your MUA to ensure they would travel to the wedding venue for performing the makeup and also about their travel arrangements.
In case if your wedding is happening in a different city then make sure to check with them on their travel and stay as you would need them to be available in the venue for longer time!

Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

What Should I Bring For The Trial?

You can't go bare-handed for a makeup trial can you?
We know very well that we would require the bridal outfit and probably the accessories for the trial. But do you know there could be more things required?
So it's always safe to check with your bridal makeup artist on what you must be carryng with you for the makeup trial and also what would be the alternative idea if you don't have it with you. Like I didn't have my wedding outfit until early morning on my wedding as my hubby's family wanted to do some rituals with it the previous night!

10 Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Would You Like To See Any Reference Makeup Looks I prefer?

Bridal artists are familiar with the makeup look that would go well with specific kind of attire but not all of us just love to go with suggestions right?
Make sure to check with your Bridal Makeup Artist if they would be interested in doing a makeup look you saw on a celebrity or the friend of yours which you loved. This way you can make sure you don't eliminate your desired look without trying it on! :D

10 Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist
 
What Would Be Your Backup Plan In Case You Fall Sick Or Couldn't Come For The Wedding Due To Personal Hindrances?

Questions To Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist

Situations do happen but we cannot panic in the last moment right? So there is nothing wrong in checking with your bridal artist on their availability and alternate plans on their non-availability on your wedding day! Make sure they have an alternate artist to back them up in case they end up unavailable on your big day. Refund is second thing but a bridal artist to back them up is more essential to get you gorgeous isn't it? ;) :)

Hope you enjoyed reading the post. Do add if any questions are missing! :)

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Hello Beauties!

A chipped nail is always annoying & heart-breaking!
In today's tutorial we are showcasing a very easy and simple way to fix a broken nail which can help keep the nail in place for a week atleast! Go ahead watch it and pour your views in comments :)





Bonjour mes beautés!

Time is fleeting and summers are killing me. Combating the heat, sweat and fatigue all day long takes my energy away :(
But life keeps going :)
I'm not much of an everyday blush person and I prefer wearing blush only during festivals or functions where I could flaunt a glow or rosy cheeks :D


But I love love highlighters and like mixing liquid ones with my foundation everytime I do a full face makeup or use the powder ones kinda everyday :P Nothing beats a good glow na? ;)
I always wanted a rose gold blush as I love the shade very much and I'm even looking for a good rose gold eyeshadow!
I wanted this blush for so long as it is a perfect combination blush & highlight in one pack and decided not to wait anymore so picked it up right away :)