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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Daa #CurlyGirlTAG!



Being a curly head is a privilege, only if you can see it.

Welcome back to my blog, love. As everybody on this planet (who knows me) knows that I am a curly-wurly gurl with 3b hair type. Like in all of our lives, I too had a time where I hated my hair. I hated everything 'bout them- why they are not straight, why they can't just flow w/ the wind and look cute, why I can't be like other girls! 

Two years back I found that it is not only me but many other ppl 'round the world also have curls! They all are struggling w/ them too. I came across many curly YouTubers and I found that how vast and diverse this curly community is!! I learned to love my hair and be how I am behind the cover. I realize I need to work w/ them; I need to love them and let them know that I do. And honestly, loving my curl summed up w/ loving myself. 
I am still working w/ my curls to achieve my dream hair. In this 'still on journey' i have experienced a bit, and since you are a part of my fam, today I am gonna share it all w/ you! 
let's dive in!


What inspired you to go natural or wear your hair curly?

I belong to a typical brown family. Nobody was born curly, but me and my sister. It was moreover like we had no choice (as a kid). But later on, when I finally decided to deal w/ this, I enjoyed working with them. I'd say Youtube has played a major role in my decision for going curly. Even if I'll ever be asked to ditch my natural curls, I won't at any cost!

Who are your favorite curly hair idols?

As I've said, YouTube has been a big help in my 'going natural journey'. To be specific, I love and I am soo much inspired by Peniel Tovar (CurlyPenny) and Lisette (Luhhsetty). And I have literally seen Lisette's channel growing and getting fame i feel so proud. I always get so excited when they upload new videos!

(on left) +Luhhsetty  and (on right) +CurlyPenny 


Which YouTube curly girl would you trade curls with for a day?


If I'll ever get such a chance, I'd love to trade curls w/ Camille Johnson (OffBeatLook). I recently found 'bout her and I am obsessed w/ her pretty dyed hair. Swapping hair w/ her would be so cool!

Camille Johnson (OffBeatLook)


If you could have only one product for a year, which product would you choose?


Err, this is tough. So my sister got me this leave in conditioner by African Pride and I am in love w/ it. It makes my hair soo defined and healthy and soft, like oh my god, what was I doing w/o this product?! and plus point lies in its aroma. It is so sweet and fruity. The full name is African Pride Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner. I got this product from the USA, so I don't think it is available in India, but you can always order it online.


If you could change one thing about your curls what would it be?


Though I love my curls, there is something that I'd like to change 'bout my hair. If I ever could, I'll change my hair's health.  My hair has been a lot of environmental damage, dust, breakage and carelessness. Now I wanna love them and live with them. I am working to change my hair's health (in a positive way) but if only I could ever do this faster.



What’s the craziest thing you’ve tried on your “natural hair journey”?


We have to go back to 2015 for this. That was the time when I was learning and trying 'natural' moisturizing stuff on my hair. I tried the egg mask on my hair. Being a pure veggie person, I didn't even know how it smells. And oh my gee, raw egg smells worse than hell!πŸ˜₯ I couldn't even keep that stuff on my head for 5 minutes! I washed that thing off and decided to never put that thing on my head--ever!! That was soo terrible thooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

What’s your secret ingredient that your curls LOVE the most?

Talking specifically 'bout an ingredient, my curls enjoy Shea butter and stuff like that. Currently, am using shampoo and conditioner by Shea Moisture and even the deep conditioner that I have, is a one w/ Shea butter in it (by the same brand). My hair loves hair creams and hair butter sort of things and I am searching more products to get my hand on and try 'em out!


If you could merge two brands of products to make your perfect product, which two would it be?

Alright, I have two combinations in my head rn. 
1. Iha Biospume Shampoo (all hair types)+ Shea Moisture raw shea butter deep treatment Mask
2. Iha Biospume Shampoo (all hair types)+ Leave-in Conditioner by African Pride Olive Miracle.

Iha's shampoos definitely clean soo well but somehow, it gives me acne, and when I say acne I mean a looot of ACNE! so I'd love to merge it's cleaning property w/ something that suits my skin well.  So we have two products that perform their job really well and moisturizes my hair like anything. I am talking 'bout African Pride Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner and Shea Moisture raw shea butter deep treatment Mask
aah! it would be perfect! An Indian brand w/ an American brand, woaa!! I'd be the first one to buy if this ever happens..

What is your go-to hairstyle when you’re in a rush?

One hairstyle that I do all time, at home, at school, during exams, hanging out like everywhere! If you'll ever see me somewhere on the street or you'll come to my place or even if you'll spot me on Mars, you'll find me in buns! yes, BUNS! they are soo effortless and my fav. go-to-hairstyle. Even if I'll have time I'll use it in doing a perfect tumblr donut bun instead of doing something elseπŸ˜…

If your curly hair had a name, what would it be and why?

"BUNTY BABES". well, don't ask me why. this name just popped up in my head when I read the Que. and hey, it sounds cute!

Well, that was all for my #CurlyGirlTag. If you are a curly wurly person, I challenge YOU to do this tag, and if you do it share it on any of your social media and tag me there!
If you have a query, ask there, I'll answer ASAP.

Now you can also reach me through the contact form! please do. I love receiving messages from you guys!
alright, I'll see you in my next post. take care, love.

Varia xo

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

GRWM: Farewell 2k17!


"go with the flow"
Welcome back to my blog. So 2016 has ended officially! phew! this wasn't that easy yk. But I am happy that we made it through!
On February 25, I had had my farewell. ofc, we enjoyed a lot. 12 years with this school and now we are leaving. ouch!

So the dress code was traditional for ladies and formals 
for guys. 
If you have read my previous GRWM, you know that on the Teacher's Day I wore a beautiful silk saree that looked stunning with bronzed face and jewels. 

Since the summer is approaching, the weather is mostly warm and hence I wanted to go for something light. This time my outfit is simple and sober to fight the summer. I am glad that it turned out to be so genteel and delicate.  

Okay so like always, I am gonna share my outfit, makeup, nails and all the other details with you beautiful ppl!

Sorry for talking too much
😝, so w/o further do, let's get into this!!


As I've already said, my saree was really simple. I was wearing the lightest shade somewhere b/w orange and peach with a beautiful border of the same shade. It was a kinda see-through saree, may be of Georgette.





From my GRWM for Garba, you know that I am the kind of person who loves working with contrasts. Obeying my yen, I went with a black velvet blouse with beautiful white embroidery work on the sides and the bottom.


Since my saree was really simple, I wanted my makeup to balance it out. So I went for heavy eyes and plain lips. 
Starting off with a clean face that I moisturized/primed with Roop Mantra face creme, I took my current fav. Maybelline Fit Me foundation (my shade: 128 warm nude beige chaud)
and then I blended it nicely using my foundation brush. 
Since I don't have a concealer, talking 'bout now, hence I used Lakme CC Creme (my shade: Beige)

I applied it under my eyes in an inverted triangle shape, on the bridge of my nose, the center of my forehead, and some on my blemishes and then I blended it onto my skin.
Then I took the same foundation and dotted under my eyes, just to cancel the excess whiteness under my eyes and blended it, ofc. 

Next, I took my coloressence compact powder and dabbed it on my whole face w/ the same foundation brush.

Moving on to my eyes, I wanted to do a beautiful gradient look. 
I took my Make Up Revolution Iconic Blush Bronze & Brighten Palette (Golden Hot) and took the contour shade from it on my blending brush. Then lightly deposited the shade on the outer side on my eyelids. This is gonna work as the transition shade for us.


Now I will be using a coffee shade from my FACE palette (the one labeled as 'shade 01'). I put this shade on my eyelid and blended it nicely so that it will look soft at the crease and also where the shade changes. 

Then I used another shade (labeled as 'shade 02') 
from the same palette to highlight the inner corners of my eyes, and hence completing my eye shades.

Next, I took my Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner (black/noir) and lined it close to my lashline and then created a little wing. Then I took the same contour shade on my clean angular brush and I kinda ran it through below my waterline. And to add more definition, I took my black kohl and half lined my waterline. And then I mascaraed my lashed using Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Waterproof Mascara (noir glamor/glam black) and voila! my eyes are done!


Moving to my lips, I used Lotus Herbal Colorstyle Chubby Lipcolor (Orange Spice 208)
Now comes the part of the same Makeup Revolution Palette. 
I used a bit of the contour shade to bronze up my face. Next, I just put some blush on the apples of my cheeks. Then I took the highlighter and used it to highlight the heights of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, a bit on the tip too and on my cupid's bow.

And that was my final look!



Following the rule of contrast, I went for black nails. And for my girly soul, I gave it a touch of silver sparkle. I was wearing a beautiful black necklace and a stunning ring that i got from a local store. To add up something more to my look, I wore a bunch of bangles on my one hand and a pretty silver bindi to spice up everything!


I was wearing my hair in a beautiful side updo. My hair were second day old. I washed my hair with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner. I used African Pride Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner and air dried my hair moreover wrap dry



I also finger coiled the undefined hair strand to shape up my curls and wore them in a pineapple at night.
In the morning, I used coconut oil as a hair serum and used it to protect my hair as well as to add shine to them.



I was wearing a pair of black heels that don't have too much heel. I wanted to get a comfy pair since I didn't want to fell while prancing 'round the campus.😝

Of course, I enjoyed my time w/ my classmates and amazayn friends that I've made in that school. My sister helped me a lot w/ my look and i love her so much ofc!! the best moments were those w/ my bff- my soulmate♥ ily

♥v for s for v♥

So that was my look. Please tell me in the comments section below if you liked it and which part is your fav. If you have some query, ask there, I'll answer ASAP.
Now you can also reach me through the contact form! please do. I love receiving messages from you guys!
The 'BAM' Squad♥

I'll see you in my next post. take care, love.

Varia xo
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Sunday, 29 January 2017

How to Sleek Baby Hair & Tame Frizz?!


Welcome back guys, it's Varia!

I am soo proud to say that my blog just completed a year! woohoo!! so the last year, we hit 2500+ audience from all over the globe, and for this year I wanna set the target a bit high. what 'bout 5000+ page views? big target! but I believe we'll do this! let's wait for the days ahead!!

Hopping onto today's post's topic, we are gonna talk 'bout the problem we all face, at least for once in our lifetime.

✋ Raise your hand if am correct.✋

Guess, what I am talking about?
SLEEKING BABY HAIRS.

Have you ever gone through the times when you do a marvelous hairstyle after 1000 efforts and the only thing that is staining your look are your baby hairs and you have no idea what to do with them??

Well, if I just described your every morning situation, don't worry babe, I have a way!
As the title of the post describes, today we are gonna solve your problem so just calm your mind down and keep on reading!!

#1. Balm it up!

Did you ever know, you can use lip balm to tame your frizz too?? sounds weird, no? but it actually works! Just smooth your balm over your hair with light hands and ta-da! the frizz's gone!
But make sure that your lip balm ain't pigmented, only if you wanna fake color your hair 

 #2. Brush 'em down.

You will need- a toothbrush
                     yes, you read it right, a toothbrush!

So once you're done styling your hair, comes the time to tame the baby hair down. and for this, we are gonna use a toothbrush!
You can wet your brush before using it so that the results will stay long.
But what works best for me is the combo of vaseline w/ the right quantity of water.

#3. Hair dye Brush Trick.


Having the right kind of brush is a prior thing in order to tame frizz. If you've tried it, you might agree with the fact that regular tooth comb just does not work here.
You can definitely work with a thin comb. But I love to work with hair dye comb w/ brush.



My Trick!

I have tried all the above ways, but yk there's always a favorite out of all. As I've already mentioned in #3, I prefer to go with the hair dye brush trick.

WHY?

Since it provides one stand to tame the frizz and sleek the baby hair! I put some vaseline on the comb of the brush and run wet palms on my hair before taming the frizz with the comb.
Next, I put some vaseline on my fingers just a little of it and then I just pass my fingers on my hairline. Next, I take the brush in my hands and use the hairy side of it to sleek the baby hair in the way I like.
And am done!

That is all for today loves, I hope this post helped you.
Tell me in the comments section if you tried it and how it worked for you. and if you have any query, go to the comments section and ask, I'll answer as soon as I can. If you haven't till yet, subscribe to my blog so that you'll stay updated.
That's all. This is Varia, signing off.
Hope you all have a wonderful life!

Lots of love,
Varia xo
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Saturday, 14 January 2017

DIY Matte love kissed Lips!πŸ’‹ - Love Red!!



Hey babies! this is Varia!
first of all..
Welcome to 2017!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ
ik am late, but it's never too late!!

now, so you have entered into this year and the first important day of this year is 'bout to arrive in a month!
guess what am talking 'bout?
the Valentine's Day!!πŸ’•

you rn: oh! it's in Feb. why is she doing a post on that so early??

babe, 'cuz time flies.. 

So, as the title says, am gonna do a DIY again. and this is 'bout mattifying your lips is that even a word?!
Since valentine's day is "love is in the air" time, everyone wears red and some sort of that shades..
 I feel that matte lips look so modest and genteel that you should give it a try, at least once in your life.

I've already done a post on the same, but using a different method, and here am sharing a new method that i discovered on my own and guess what? it works really well!!

Raise your hand if you've seen that post!!  πŸ™‹

if not check it out here>> https://ombredays.blogspot.in/2016/05/makeup-time-purple-lips.html

So w/o further do, let's get into this!!

so you're gonna need the same supplies:

1. Red or pink shade lipstick.
2. Talcum powder
  it's 'skin123' in my case. 
3. A smudge brush.

As i mentioned earlier, the supplies are similar to the previous method, and are at your home.comment down below if am right.πŸ˜‰ do not lie

Method.

First of all, i'd suggest you to moisturize your lips with your favorite non-staining lip balm. I used EOS. I have the red one and i love it's aroma! 😍

Next, put on your lipstick. Since this is for the Valentine's time, you're definitely gonna work on red, pink or some that kinda shades.  I used the 'anonymous shade' since i don't know the exact shade's name. It is somewhere b/w the dark-est pink and purple with a probable touch of maroon.

Once you're done, take some talcum powder on a card and hand a smudge brush. Dab the brush over the heap of powder, then carefully dab it on your lips.
Starting from the mid of your lower lip, move on to the sides. Once you're done, do the same thing again just to make sure that it'll stay matte for the whole day.

Moving on the upper lip, begin by dabbing the area below your cupid's bow, then move to the cupid's bow and later, to the sides.
Like the last time, do the same thing again just so it stays long, and voila! your matte lips!!

a closer look..

Take 824 pics with your lovely matte lips and share them on your social medias! and don't forget to tag me there if you do!!

That's all for today! Thanks for reading along.. and if you try this DIY, please let me know how it worked for you.  If you have any further queries, ask in the comment section below and i'll try my best to answer them at my earliest.

see you guys next time!
love you, all


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