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 ❤

 

The Basics of Heels

Hello there! 🙂

If you’re new to my blog, Welcome! And if you’re a regular reader, welcome back! Now, if you’re anyone who knows me even remotely, you’ll know how fond I am of wearing and admiring heels. That said I know a lot of people who need either info about or a refresher in the kinds of heels there are. However, before getting into the deets though, I promise you, dear reader that this is no rocket science . So, with no further fuss – let’s get straight to it 😀

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1. Stilettos classic-stilettos

There’s a reason why they’re classic – these super genius creations can be worn for any
occassion, with any clothes and they’ll just be perfect. If you don’t own a comfortable pair of these beauties yet, I’m sorry! Stop reading this (Right Now!!!!!!), and go get yourself a pair.

(PS: So long as you’re not being too bold in your choice of colour based on the occassion, these are pretty much the safest bet there can be 🙂 )

2. Peeptoes peeptoe-stilettos

Well, while your Stillettos say “I mean business” like no other shoes, for relatively more laid-back-yet-serious approaches, Peeptoes are your BFFs. Of course, this is not the main reason why you should wear Peeptoes! The main reason? Showing off your UUUUUber-Fabulous pedicure, of course!!

Peeptoes come in all shapes, sizes, textures, colours and levels of comfort. Take a pick and voila! You’re ready to take on the world!! 🙂

3.  Wedges wedges

Can’t afford to take the risk of pointy heels that ring the knells of terror (especially for people like me), owing to unpredictable or bad terrain, a hella lotta walking or both, besides unforeseeable circumstances?

Don’t worry – you can rely on wedges to sail your way right through! Being flat, these babies not only protect you from the dangers of twisting your foot in the case of a mishap, these are also relatively easier on your back! Available in any type and range to suit your need, not having a good pair of wedges is almost as bad as not eating chocolate 😛

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So there you go folks! Back to the basics of heels. Hope this helps! 🙂

If you’d like to know more about the history of heels and iconic moments within the niche of fashion footwear, either let me know in the comments below; or email me at teenxadventurer@gmail.com.

To know more about the do’s and don’ts of wearing heels, stay tuned – the post should come around sometime soon.

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Until we meet again,

Keep Calm and Stay Fashionable.

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

 

 

City Life

Hey there!

I can’t quite believe that I’m back at typing another post so soon, already, but I don’t mind it at all, and I hope you don’t too!

Well, many of us already know this, but not all of us always take time to appreciate the absolute melting pots of culture our cities are, today. From the way we speak, eat, dress, live, even think! – all of this is affected by a set of multi-faceted dimensions, thanks to our metropolitan cities.

Well, it comes as no surprise, but here are some random shots of cities I have been to – which have left me in awe of the world that we live in. And I’m calling them, city life 🙂

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Well, here is what I had to share.

I know this isn’t like most of my other posts, but all these images are mine and not anyone else’s. And the point I’d like to drive home? Simply that all of us have beauty all around us. It’s just that most of us don’t take time to appreciate it.

Here’s to finding the beauty in the most random places and moments.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Be Fashionable

Love

YourEverydayFashionBlog  

 

Colour Blocking

For the bold People We are.

For the bold People We are.

When it comes to this one area, I personally know a lot of people who are highly skeptical and very hesitant to experiment. 

Without boring you with a history lesson, if I were to tell you about how this concept came about, it would simply be that:

Interesting people like us, felt the need to break out of the “norms” imposed on fashion, and therefore, went on to incorporate a pop of colour into their everyday styles!

Basically, colour blocking is the process of using or teaming two or more strong, contrasting colours in your combination to voila! get an awesome new design or combo or outfit.  Besides that image I found on Google, given up there ^, here are a few of my personal favourites. Hope you like them. 🙂

Here you go : 😀

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I know you can’t really read that; but the colour rings are what matter

Though there is no end to the number of combinations you can try out in ‘Colour Blocking’, there are just a few of my personal favourites. So fear not, go on and wear what you think looks great, because 

If You do, Others Will Too!

Let me know if this was helpful and if there’s anything particular you want to see from my end. 🙂

Also, stay tuned for the next post, and until then,

Keep Calm and Be Fashionable 

Love,

Your Everyday Fashion Blog ❤