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Update: My lovely iMac is broken

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 in Ramble

Update: My lovely iMac is broken

  Hey guys, I come with sad news. My pretty iMac is broken and just won’t start up. I have to take it for repair. But my database of pictures, swatches and posts is all here. I’ll be taking a hiatus from make up/review posts till the situation is resolved. Until then, enjoy the movie reviews and fashion posts Hope you are all doing well.

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Movie Review : The Amazing Spiderman

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 in Movies

Movie Review : The Amazing Spiderman

The new franchise of spiderman shows the beginnings of Peter Parker as he discovers his new powers and reveals an alternate story for Spiderman.     Movie Info Directed by Marc Webb Produced by Avi Arad Laura Ziskin Matt Tolmach Screenplay by James Vanderbilt Alvin Sargent Steve Kloves Story by James Vanderbilt Based on The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee Steve Ditko Starring Andrew Garfield Emma Stone Rhys Ifans Denis Leary Campbell Scott Irrfan Khan Martin Sheen Sally Field Music by James Horner Cinematography John Schwartzman Editing by Alan Edward Bell Pietro Scalia Studio Marvel Entertainment Laura Ziskin Productions Distributed by Columbia...

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Mac Blush in Sunbasque

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Mac Blush in Sunbasque

I’ve been on a blush craze lately. I’ve been loving Sunbasque for the past few months; been wearing it a lot! So I’m reviewing Mac’s Sunbasque blush today. You get a lot of types in mac blushes. Matte which is very pigmented, sheertone , frost, satin and sheertone shimmer which is sheer and has shimmer. However, all the sheer blushes I’ve experienced do have buildable coverage. Sunbasque is a sheertone shimmer. It’s muted orange brown colour. I’d call it a bronze with gold shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle and not so noticible in daylight. With flash it seems to be more apparent. The colour is very warm and gives a nice glow to the cheeks....

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Fall 2012 Couture : Malson Martin Margiela

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 in Couture, Fall, Fashion

Fall 2012 Couture : Malson Martin Margiela

Malson Martin Margiela has a collection that embodies architechtural inspirations from New York. I happen to like the jewel encrusted masks. I suppose they would make good headgear instead. The belt fastenings on the dresses are meant to depict a doorknob from a plush New York building. But I like the different styles incorporated. They seem to cover every trend this season. But I wish there was more fluency. Love the sheer lace trousers.                 Image Credit : Style.com | Entire...

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Fall 2012 Couture : Jean Paul Gaultier

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 in Couture, Fall, Fashion

Fall 2012 Couture : Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier has  a very exciting couture collection this season. He draws inspiration from artists, writers in Paris. The collection is very masculine and edgy. There’s a mix of leather and fabric which embodies hard and soft aspects of the look. The jeweltoned dresses and gowns have exaggerated collars and frames at the hips to emphasize it. But you also have intricately designed gowns in flattering colours. I love the black mesh maxi dresses and colourful geometric patched pants.                                         Image Credit : Style.com | Entire...

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Rose Gold

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Rose Gold

Revlon’s Coloburst lip gloss range is amazing! This is seriously one of the best lip glosses I’ve ever tried. The formula is perfect for a lip gloss, it’s not too pricey and everything expect from a lip gloss. So today I’m reviewing the shade Rose Gold. Like the name suggests, it’s a peachy pink colour with gold microshimmer. It’s a great nude colour for deeper skintones and looks equally lovely on pale ones too.  It’s quite opaque but it does blend with your lip colour. The lip gloss isn’t sticky or gooey. It’s a bit thick but you don’t feel the weight on your lips at all. It applies beautifully and gives a smooth look. It...

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Mac Coppering Eye Shadow

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Mac Coppering Eye Shadow

I’m back with a make up review! Mac’s Coppering eye shadow is one of its veluxe pearl finishes and a beautiful orange copper colour. The pigmentation is excellent and one of the best in Mac eye shadows. The microshimmer is very finely milled and there’s no fallout once it’s applied. It blends really well and it can be used for so many different looks, not just nude-bronze ones. While it looks good on all skintones, I feel it suits deeper skintones. It can look too orange on paler skintones if you’re attempting a nude or bronze look with this. It stays on all day. Atleast 7-8 hours. The refill pan is for Rs. 700 which is pricey but you will get a lot of wear...

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Fall 2012 Couture : Elie Saab

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 in Couture, Fall, Fashion

Fall 2012 Couture : Elie Saab

Elie Saab. Need I say more? It’s a collection I always look forward to. There isn’t much of surprise left in Elie Saab’s collections anymore, you know what to expect. But I still haven’t had enough because he makes them all look beautiful in so many interesting ways. We start off with black semi sheer gowns with lace and bead work. They look sensual and extraordinary. The finale wedding gown is very beautiful with its intricate work and flattering colour. I loved the teal and grey blue gowns with golden details. The collection also has peplums and layered skirts which add to its...

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Fall 2012 Couture : Giambattista Valli

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 in Fall, Fashion, Resort

Fall 2012 Couture : Giambattista Valli

Valli’s couture collection paints the picture of a beautiful garden. With peaks of volume and prints, the collection is beautiful. The transition from red to green makes the contrast colours look very harmonious. I love the use of feathers to accentuate the waist and the applique. To imagine all this done by hand, you can truly appreciate the craftsmanship. I love the green flowy gowns and the high ruffle neck ones. I also liked the one shoulder green and black print gown with the layered skirt. Each piece is so unique and yet they all come together seamlessly. A very elegant...

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Fall 2012 Couture : Ulyana Sergeenko

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in Couture, Fall, Fashion

Fall 2012 Couture : Ulyana Sergeenko

Ulyana Sergeenko’s debut couture collection has a strong Russian influence that tell so many stories. The very first look is intimidating and militaristic. You have shabby chic, influences from the rural side of Russia as well as the mighty army. But it all comes well together. I love the bold shoulders in the collection and the flare skirts. The collection will impress many. I love Natalia in the finale look. I also love the dresses with applique and detailing.                               Image Credit : Style.com | Entire...

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Fall 2012 Couture : Armani Prive

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in Couture, Fall, Fashion

Fall 2012 Couture : Armani Prive

I’m in love with this collection. There’s something very peotic in this, almost like a story going from day to night. From ordinary to mystery. My musings aside, I love the palette of this collection. Black and blue together has me hooked. The silhouettes are casual chic. The gowns are so exquisite in all the work being done in it. I love that they’ve brought velvet back in a good way. I love the veils as well and the fact that no two veils look alike. I loved the concept and vision of this collection as well as the execution. I’m sure these will be seen on the red carpet soon...

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Play Where in the World is Carmen Sandeigo? in Windows XP

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in Tech

Play Where in the World is Carmen Sandeigo? in Windows XP

I think my biggest joy in the past few days was that I was able to play an old video game again. The title should give you a hint. Back in 7th standard to used to lurk in the CD-ROM section of Crossword trying to find a game which I would enjoy playing more than twice and which was also moderately priced. I came across “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” I used to play it on my then shiny PC which had Windows 98. And ever since the world switched over to XP, I’ve faced a series of failed attempts to play it again. There are various versions of the same game. I’m talking about one where ‘The Chief’ is an African-American. I also like the pun names...

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Wishlist : July 2012

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 in Beauty, Clothing, Eyes, Fashion, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

Wishlist : July 2012

The sale season is here!! Zara, Mango, Aldo and so many more are currently having sales! And I’m having a ball!! But my wishlist as always has items I’m eyeing this month. Share your wishlist for the month!     01. DKNY : White silicone chromo watch It’s between this or a nice rose gold one. But I’ve been loving the white silicone watches.   02. Urban Decay : Shattered eye shadow I love this shade. It’s a minty blue with a yellow sheen. Very unique colour.   03. Giorgio Armani : Rouge d’Armani 402 lipstick I don’t like very bright pinks but I love bright magenta’s. I’m dying to try this one out.   04. Origins :...

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Fall 2012 Couture : Christian Dior

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 in Couture, Fall, Fashion

Fall 2012 Couture : Christian Dior

Christian Dior’s couture collection this season is a debut for Raf Simmons. There was a lot of excitement and anticipation to see what his take for couture would be like. I feel it isn’t as bad as the critism that’s been thrown towards it. Yes, it starts looking like a Jil Sander collection but its to be expected. As the show progressed the dresses has more finesse and richness to them. The embroideries looked really beautiful. Although couture and wearable don’t necessarily go together. This collection had both and I don’t see that as a bad thing. Art and vision aside, this collection did have a different voice. Hopefully, people will be more embracing to his...

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Fall 2012 Couture : Givenchy

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 in Couture, Fall, Fashion

Fall 2012 Couture : Givenchy

Givenchy’s collection is the most intriguing couture collection so far. There is so much detailing and braiding in each pieces. But I love the silhouette’s. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I love the red and black kaftan which looks like an ethnic tribal print from afar but it’s so dense in details. This is a collection many can draw inspiration from. Image Credit : Style.com | Entire...

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