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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

March 21, 2017 0

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!😥 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 thoo😂😂

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 else😅

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!
I'll see you in my next post. Take care.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

March 11, 2017 0

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

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