The Maybelline Super Stay 24

With the festive (and wedding) season in full swing around us, a lot us want to rock bold looks that can go well with any of our outfits. And what better than a classic red lipstick to add that classy yet vixen-like edge?

Hence, here’s a REALLY quick review on one of my personal favourites – the Maybelline Super Stay 24 hour lipstick – in shade Keep Up The Flame. Of course, they have plenty of other shades to choose from, but this post is about their red – quite possibly the best shade in their range.

Packaging – The packaging of the lippy is quite nice, its easy to carry around and fits quite well into your average makeup or emergency pouch. Since it’s also clutch friendly, the packaging gets an 8.5/10

Consistency – The liquid of the lip stain itself is super smooth and glides on quite well, even on un-moisturized lips. Not that you should, ideally, but sometimes – in a hurry, all of us are guilty of just swiping the stain on without any prep. Being versatile enough to get you through such times too, the consistency gets 8/10.

Longevity – This lipstain is made from the Blood of the Gods. True to its name of “Super Stay” and the claim to last 24 hours, I know that my trial lasted for about 18 hours and the entire time, it stayed on. I had to reapply it once after my meal though – but that is because I eat like a toddler (not your fault, Maybelline!). What stayed, though was impeccably smooth and did not smear the least. 9/10 for longevity.

Finesse – The lipstain in itself is matte and for those who want a glossy finish, there’s an additional lip gloss stick at the other end of the cleverly made packaging that you can apply and reapply as often as you need to – to maintain your gloss. Overall, 8.8/10 for finesse.

Bird’s Eye View – In all, if you’re someone who doesn’t want to or cannot understand all the details given above; and are looking for the gist of what this reviewer thinks (pardon me, but I’m also guilty of speed-reading through most articles and therefore, feel ya buddy!), here it is:

Summing up, this is a great cosmetic to have in your collection. Reliable, beautiful anf easy to use; this is quite an easy choice, even for gifting. Make-up junkies will love it as much as amateurs and so will the gifter. Priced at Rs. 650 and readily available online (I bought mine from Nykaa). And thus, it’s a neat 9/10 red lipstain.

Until next time, folks!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

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Knowing Your Ties

Heya!

As always, Welcome Newbie Reader – or – Welcome Back Existing Reader! 🙂 Hope you’ve been well in the while that I’ve been away for.

Now, why should you be reading what a random blogger has to say about ties, when the last time she herself wore one, was nothing short of years ago? Well, the truth is, you shouldn’t. But now that you’re here, why not read on? 😀 Alright gentleman (or lady!), here we go!

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When to Wear A White Tiewhite-tie

Well, I know that these aren’t so common today, but in the ages bygone, the “white tie” attire was considered the “formal eveing dress” for men. Though there are very few events that actually ask for guests to be in literal white ties these days, for any event that is of absolute importance post sun-down, wearing a white tie can really help you contribute subtly to how serious your involvement is.

(Here, it’s supposed to be this guy’s wedding. Also, this guy is supposed to be a 108 year old vampire – so you see how the older peeps still go for white ties? Yeah – same.)

When to Wear a Black Tie black-tie

Initially, wearing a black tie was considered semi-formal. However today, most formal events of various kinds do allow for guests to wear black ties. It has been noted though, that unless it is a corporate event or other such absolutely serious business, a black tie is preferred in the evening.

What to Wear During the Day bright-ties

Depending on how formal the occassion is and the role you are going to be playing in it, you can go in for numerous choices. While a lot has to do with the weather in the material of the tie you choose and also what you are pairing your tie with, it is pretty safe to say that lighter or brighter shades are great choices for occassions during the day. Of course, I don’t mean for you to wear a lime green tie to a funeral, but hey – there’e no denying the edge of a cool light-blue tie with a white shirt or even a pastel tie with a matching shirt, you know? 🙂

What t0 Wear During the Night dark-colour-ties

With fashion designers and lovers going in for free, bold choices round-the-clock, there have been a lot of instances in the past where an unusual choice of tie or component of attire – has made heads turn – for reasons right and wrong alike. Nonetheless, there still exists a faction of the world who prefer to choose classics (thus making them even more classic! 😀 ) and for those among these, a black or dark blue tie is the epitome of evening tie fashion. Despite other options such as burgundy, deep purples and shades of dark greek entering the foray of ‘acceptable colours’ for events in the evening, you know just as well as I do that nothing beats black or blue (pun definitely intended XD).

Other Random Things to Remember for Ties

  1. If you are accompanying someone to an event and the two of you are likely to be together for a majority of the evening, finding one element of your total outfit to match an important element of their attire is a great way. You could wear the same colour of tie as your prom partner’s dress or if your suit is black while your dad has opted for a blue blazer, opt for a tie closer to his shade. This trick works wonders in getting perfect photographs. 🙂
  2. If you are carrying a silk handkerchief (which is highly recommended for formal events and not having one tucked in is often looked down upon, thank you!) then it MUST match your tie. Of course, if you’ve skipped the tie altogether, then you are at liberty – else, a mismatch could be a blunder that sticks out like a sore thumb 😦
  3. Prevent a clash of prints between your tie and your shirt – as this could make your outfit look shabby than put-together, no matter how many hours you spent on it. While self-designs are a completely different story, it is important to balance out the visual effect on the beholder – by going for bold, noticable prints on either the tie – OR the shirt, preferably, never both.
  4. Learn how to tie more than one knot. I cannot emphasise on this hard enough, because there are so many different lengths, materials and kinds in ties, that a knot that you’ve worn all your life on one tie, could look like a disaster on another. Again, based on the kind of tie and the kind of occassion you will be attending, choose the knot you wear.

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So there you go folks! These are just a few things about ties that I know a lot of people struggle with. I hope this has helped you in some way, if it hasn’t you smile. If you have any tips, tricks, suggestions, queries or comments, do let me know below, or email me at teenxadventurer@gmail.com 🙂

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Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Fashionable.

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

 

What Travelling Taught me

Hey guys!!!!!

Look – no long drawn explainations needed. I’ve been caught up. I really hope you’ve been doing well and without any ado, here is what I learnt while travelling 🙂

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1.You can never have enough tissues

Now, I know what you’re thinking – well, everyone knows that! But wait… the reason I’m saying this is because I’ve been in a few sticky situations already and it was a little too nasty to be true. Have a good stock of tissue – the normal kind and even wet tissues if youre willing. If nothing else, just bring them back but you will thank me and all your stars if you ever come across a situation or someone in a situation where those little pieces of paper or cloth can be life saving.

2. Get a map of the place before-hand

I know this is a little weird, but knowing exactly what the closest locations to the place where you are going to be accomodated, is a HUGE bonus that really helped me, especially while travelling alone. Using Google Maps and trying to have a fair idea of the locale can come in super-handy, as I learnt the hard way.

3. Look up people who blog or youtube about or from the place

The very fact that you are reading this is enough to know that you’re the kind that isn’t averse to blogs (or that I know you and am forcing you to read this – which I’m sure has a very “logical” explanation 😀 ) – which means that you can really get first-hand experiences and deets about the place you’re travelling to, from all the wonderful travel-bloggers we have all around us.

4. Know the dresscode

If you are travelling to a place which has a culture of taking dresscodes or certain styles of dressing seriously, knowing a little bit about the pros and cons of certain apparel or attire, will definitely go a long way in helping you stay in the good books of your host city or country.

5. Carry snacks to sustain yourself for a short while

While I hail from a place where going on a trip without food enough to sustain you for a week (even if your trip is only for a couple of days) is a thought most steer clear from, I know there are a lot of people who take a tad bit of time to get used to the “food-shock” as I like to call it, on going to a new place. So brace yourself and don’t regret!

6. Goggles are your besties

Even in the harshest winters, how hard can it be to keep a pair of shades in your carry-on purse?
The benefits, however, include: 1. Swag during impromtu photo-sessions 2. Looking glamourous, effortlessly, even indoors 3. Hiding dark-circles from the previous night’s adventures 4. Maybe a little protection from the sun – sometimes?

7. Some of the best times you’ve had are COMPLETELY unplanned

No explanation needed – but if you haven’t tried going on a completely impulsive walk in the middle of the night with a group of friends, you ARE missing out on Quite a bit, my friend!

8. Have atleast one person know of your whereabouts at all times

From the perspective of safety as well as having someone to call just in case you land up in trouble, keeping just one Reliable person aware of what you’re upto and where, is lets just say – Imperative.

9. Don’t forget to have a good time 😀

I know a lot of us travel for business, work, education and a whole lot of other reasons…. But no matter what the reason and where you’re off to – no matter how stressful the situation or how challenging the difficulty, remember to breathe, let go, enjoy the momnet and have fun. After all, that’s what you’ll look back at and smile about!

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And….. that’s it for now, folks! Hope you liked what I’ve written. If you did, give me a like down there and subscribe to the blog via email notifications or follow me on WordPress.

If you have any suggestions, comments or anything to say  to me at all, leave me a comment below (and you have my most solemn oath that I read every message and comment left by you – and reply whenever possible).

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Until next time, stay you & stay  fashionable!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog  ❤

I’m Back :D

Aloha! 

If you know anything about this blog, I owe you an apology for having (POOF!) disappeared a while ago. But if you are new to this blog and this is the first post you’re reading, Namaste!!

A lot of things have happened, but this post is just a precursor to my main post. I seriously promise that I shall be a good blogger henceforth and that you, dear reader, shall not be disappointed. Amen.

 

Until I get back,

See ya! (^_^)

 

YourEverydayFashionBlog