Sunday, 27 October 2013

This or That Beauty Tag : Part 2

Finally, after soooo long, Here’s the second installment of the This or That Beauty Tag. Its been so long since I did the first part but if you haven’t read it yet you can click here.

1) Lotion or Body Butter?
I have never had a Body Butter but I would love to. I’ve just always picked a bottle of body lotion or body puree over a body butter in the same scent. It could be because I lived in a very humid place so never needed much moisture but I can see my skin feeling the need for Body Butter now.

2) Perfume or Body Spray?
            Both! It would be inhuman to ask a girl to choose.

3) Body Wash or Soap?
    Body Wash. Definitely. You just can’t get the same amazing feeling of bubbles and softness with a Soap. And I love loofahs and loofahs can’t be used with a Soap.

4) Lush or other bath company?
     I really wouldn’t mind any company as long as the product smells wonderful and works well with my skin. I do love LUSH but I love other companies too.

5) Tan or no Tan?
     No Tan. Never had a fake Tan. Never desired to sit on the beach and burn to a crisp. Hahaha.

6)    Curly or Straight?
Curly. As a little kid I loved straight hair and straightened mine every opportunity I had but as I grew up I kind of just switched my love to Curly/wavy hair. I realized that I have beautiful natural waves and wouldn’t want to ruin them with a straightening iron anymore.

7)    Ponytail or Bun?
As much as I love buns I don’t think they flatter my face shape so ponytails it is.

8)    Hair Grips (bobby pins) or Butterfly Clips?
Bobby pins are way too cute and convenient.

9)    Hairspray or Gel?
None. But I guess if I really needed something it would be Hairspray.

10)                   Long or Short?
How about Medium?

11)                   Blonde or Brunette?
They’re both lovely but I’m partial to Red Hair.

12)                   Side Swept bangs or Full?
Either. Whatever looks good.

13)                   Up or Down?

14)                   Jeans or sweatpants?

15)                   Long Sleeve or short?

16)                   Dresses or Skirts?
Dresses. I do like skirts but I don’t like the fuss of pairing them with a good top. Dresses are easy, classy, feminine and beautiful.

17)                   Stripes or Plaid/Tartan?
Depends on the color.

18)                   Flip Flops or Sandals?
I’ve lived 99% of my life in Flip Flops and Flats. But now I’m making an effort to start using more sandals. My answer shall be sandals. (I still love flip flops and their comfort and bright colors).

19)                   Necklaces or Bracelets?
Necklaces. No doubt about it.

10 ) Heels or Flats?
Heels. They make me cry and they make my feet hurt so much but I just can’t resist them.

21)                   Jackets or Hoodies?
Jackets because they’re most trendy. Besides, I have way too many Hoodies so it’s time to go Jacket-Shopping.

22)                   Rain or Shine?

23)                   Summer or Winter?
Although I love summer trends and makeup and everything…I hate summer weather. So I choose Winter.

24)                   Fall/Autumn or Spring?
25)                   Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?
Tender Coconut/Lychee/Chocolate chip

I hope you liked this Tag that took so long to be posted. Leave me links of your posts where you've done this tag in the comments. 


Saturday, 26 October 2013

Something bright Something fun

This is a completely random post but believe it or not, I had never visited the Polyvore site before. One of the most fun things to do on polyvore is putting together outfits...and ofcourse making oneself feel sad about not being able to buy every single thing in that outfit one put together. Hahaha. So this is the outfit I put together today. I was in the mood for something colorful and yet warm (considering I've been freezing all day with this sudden drop in temperature.

I quite liked doing this and I think I might make putting together an outfit and posting it here a weekend ritual. If you're in the need for some stress-relief after a long and tiring weekend I highly recommend doing this. Let me know if you liked this outfit. It might also be a fun idea to find similar pieces in a store near you and recreating this look. I also loved a wonderful cat-inspired cap there and its pretty cheap but the shipping charges are crazy so I'm going to dream of the cap I could never have. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tanaya <3

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Easy Fall EOTD : Fall In Love With Fall

This is probably the easiest Fall eye makeup look you'll come across. do you know why I'm so sure? Because I know that I'm lazy when it comes to putting on makeup early in the morning while I'm in a hurry. I used my Revlon Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow Quad ( Review ) for this look and I didn't even use all the colors. You can use any other creme eyeshadow or powder eyeshadow that's the same color. I just used this one because I love how easy and fast cream eyeshadows can be.

1. Start with a clean eyelid that has been moisturized and prep with an eye primer. 

2. I started by using the lightest color in the palette which is a shimmery pinkish-silver. It is a highlight color but I used it all over the lid. You could use any silver shade with pink tones.

3. I was never a huge fan of the darkest color of this palette but recently it's been such a convenience because it can take a look from zero to glam in seconds! I used this dark purpley-brown shade on the outer corners and crease.and blended it into the first light color.

4. You could end the look at step 3 but if you want to go for a more dramatic look layer on the dark color. Then I added a bit of NARS Albatross( Review coming soon!) to highlight the middle portion of the lid. This step just makes the look more dramatic and sultry like a purpley-brown smoky eye (if that exists). 

5. Finish up by blending well, curling the lashes and some nice mascara. I've used the Revlon Lash Potion Mascara ( Review ). 

Add some blush and a tiny bit of bronzer(optional). I didn't used any lipstick and just used a lip balm from the body shop because I didn't want to distract from the eye look.

PS: Do you notice how you can only see half my face in all the pictures? I put makeup on only one half of my face because I thought of doing a before and after shot. The idea got messed up! Hahaha So I apologize for all the awkward half-face pictures. 

I hope you liked this look and if you try it, send me a picture on Twitter or Facebook. Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' and gfc if you want to read more of these posts. 

Tanaya <3

Monday, 14 October 2013

From the runway to your nails!

There are quite a few interesting things that I’ve come across online recently and I want to share all of them with you but I can’t do that all in one post. So this is one of the most beautiful, inspiring, creative and artsy thing I’ve come across yet (You can also find it on How many of you love nail paint? Most of you I hope…because I love it! I love fusing around and trying different combinations of shades and trying to do some nail art with glitters. However, I’m not nearly as talented as the people that have done the nail art in the pictures that follow. They’ve incorporated styles seen on the runway into their nail art! I’ve added some of my own suggestions for alternatives that you can use if things are too difficult to find or expensive.

Inspiration: Balmain Booties.
What you need: Black nail paint, top coat, some tiny beads, studs.
My alternatives and tips: you can take the tiny beads from a caviar nail set or just buy some separately from a craft store. Use tiny rhinestones or those pretty stickers that look like rhinestones instead of studs.
Artist: Ginny and Donne Geer from
Inspiration: Dolce & Gabanna
What you need: White nail paint for base, 3D nail art flowers.
My alternatives: You can use little cutouts of flowers and fix them in place with a topcoat but they won’t give you a 3D effect. Great way to tone down the nail art trend for the workplace. 3D flowers may be hard to find since the artist got them from Japan.
Artist: Julie Kandalec, nail artist

Inspiration: Macqueen Clutch
What you need: black nail paint, white nail paint, and Swarovski crystals
My alternatives: You can just cute bits of delicate real lace and glue it on with a transparent topcoat. It’s easier than drawing on everything. Use the stickers that look like rhinestones instead of Swarovski crystals because Swarovski crystals are expensive!
Artist: Maki Sakamoto

Inspiration: Peter Pilotto
What you need: Black, neon green, light blue and a dark blue polish.
My alternatives: This one may take a lot of precision and patience to draw by hand like the artist did. I suggest using those strips you get in French manicure kits to make the process faster.
Artist: Fleury Rose

Inspiration: Miu Miu Bag
What you need: Black, Red, Light pink, Fuchsia and white polish.
My alternatives: You can use the sponge to create the effect on that bottom bit and just go crazy and creative with the rest.
Artist: Sophie Harris-Greenslade from

Inspiration: Prada
What you need: Black, Red, Purple and Orange nail paint
My alternatives: None. This style looks simple but is tricky to do!
Artist: Sophy Robson, Nail Artist

Inspiration: Balenciaga
What you need: Deep red nail paint, Black nail paint and a champagne color
My alternatives: I just feel like using either a gold nail color or golden sparkles instead of the plain champagne can amp up this look
Artist: Taryn Multack

Inspiration: Marni for H&M
What you need: Red, Black/deep blue and yellow polish, Dotting tool
My alternatives: if you don’t have a dotting tool try using one of those tiny papertacks.
Artist: Taryn Multack

That's it for now. If you like this post I would be happy to find more looks like these. Also, if you want me to do any particular look on my own with a tutorial be sure to let me know. If you do any of these nail looks leave me a link in the comments and just tell me if you like these because reading your comments brightens up my day.

Tanaya <3

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Versatile Blogger award

Today I found out that I had been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award which quite honestly surprised me! I haven't been blogging nearly long enough to be receiving any awards but it seems you guys like my blog so thankyou :) . I also need to thank EJEbeauty for having my day so wonderful by nominating me for this award. All my knowledge of this award comes from her blog which says that this is an award given by bloggers to bloggers. It's awarded to bloggers who have original and good quality posts with knowledge. So once you receive the award, there are a few things that you need to do :

Display the Award certificate on your blog (Done!)
Announce your win and thank the blogger that nominated you (Done!)
Present upto 15 other deserving bloggers with this award. (I've mentioned a few already and I will keep adding as I discover new ones)
Post 7 interesting facts about yourself (Done with great difficulty. Hahaha)

7 interesting facts about me:
1) I have a cat that is hilarious and so adorable!
2) I used to be terrified of cats before I got a cat.
3) I love science.
4) I'm useless and hopeless when it comes to tech and using electronic appliances.
5) Pandas and Dogs are tied at the 2nd place on my list of favorite animals.
6) I do not have a sweet tooth! I would NEVER turn down a delicious pie or waffle but I just don't find myself craving sweets as often as other people (that have a sweet tooth) do.
7) I love to swim.I wish humans could breathe under water.

I nominate the following blogs for this award:

Tanaya <3

Friday, 4 October 2013

This or That Beauty Tag: Part 1

I love tags! I love them in blog posts and I love them in videos. So when I saw the This or That tag on ClosetDiamonds you could be sure I was going to hop on that opportunity. However, I wasn’t tagged to do this post so I felt a little weird about doing it. However, you lovely people seemed to like the idea of doing it when I tweeted about it and so here I am. Now this tag had 44 questions which I think is far too many and I don’t want you guys to fall asleep while reading this so I’m going to split it into 2 parts.
Let’s start then.

1)   Blush or Bronzer?
Blush! Although I love my bronzers if I had to pick one I would go for a blush.

2)   Eyeliner or Mascara?
Mascara. I can survive without eyeliner. Here’s a secret – I’m far too lazy to actually spend half my morning trying to line my eyes perfectly every day when a good coat of mascara can do the job of defining your eyes just as well!

3)   Gel, Liquid or Cream Liner?
Gel for sure. Although I love gel eyeliner I still feel the need to learn and perfect how to use the liquid eyeliner. Don’t ask me why. I guess it just seems classy and it’s like one of those instincts that every beauty lover feels.

4)    Waterproof or Non Waterproof mascara?
     Waterproof mascara! I find that it’s just so much more comforting             to have that peace of mind of knowing that even if you somehow get drenched at any moment your mascara’s got your back. The rest of your makeup may betray you but your mascara isn’t going to flow     down your face.
      5)    Foundation or Concealer?
      Now this one’s a toughie. I wouldn’t walk around with just concealer on my face with no foundation to help blend it out. I guess that if I have a great foundation I would be able to manage without a concealer (Now this definitely does not include under eye concealer. Name one girl (that loves makeup) that would willingly give up her under eye concealer! )

           6)    Liquid or Powder Foundation?
 Liquid! There’s no way to get that famed “dewy glow” with powder foundation. If you have the right foundation I believe it’s going to be mre comfortable to wear than powder foundation and you wouldn’t need to touch up so often.

7)    Neutral or coloured Eye Shadow?
      I’m a neutral eyeshadow girl most days. Don’t get me wrong, I do love to add the occasional dash of bright color on my eyelids in the form of eyeshadow or eyeliner but for every day, I stick to my beautiful neutrals.

8)    Pressed or loose Eye Shadow? 
Pressed Eyeshadow. It’s less messy. It’s easier to build color and your chances of messing up and greatly reduced. Nobody would let someone like me handle loose eyeshadow! I would drop it as fast as lightening. Hahaha.

9)    Matte or Sparkly Eye Shadow?
     Sparkles :D Life is incomplete without sparkly eyeshadow. It just adds more dimension to the eye.

10)    Brushes or Sponges?
          Brushes. Do you use sponges? If yes, could you please tell me how in the world are they used!? I hate sponges for applying makeup so much that I feel like I must be doing it wrong.

11)      Lip Gloss or Lipstick?
           Can I cheat here? Pleaseee? Pretty please? I’ll just cheat. Haha. I bet you would agree it’s difficult to choose one so I’m going to choose something like the Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains or YSL rouge volupte or Bourjois color boost. I tend to wear gloss over any other lipstick if I feel like it’s too drying.

     12)          Lip Balms or Lip Butters? 
           What’s the difference? I didn’t know there’s much of a difference between the  two L Can you please tell me?

13)          OPI or China Glaze?
            I haven’t used either. Bad beauty blogger! I’m probably like a shame to all the lovely beauty bloggers out there that just read my statement and facepalmed themselves. But let me tell you about Maybelline’s nail paints! Okay I’ll probably do a post about them later.

14)      Long or Short Nails?
  Short. While long nails provide a lot of surface to get creative I feel like mine are long enough for that even when theyre short.

15)       Acrylic or Natural?
16)        Brights or Darks?
      Brights! :D Definitely brights.

17)         Flower or no Flower?
      Depends on my mood. I’m weird about nails sometimes. I may love flowers and sparkles one day but hate them the next.

18)        Glitter or no Glitter?
      Like I said, it depends on my mood and the day. But glitter, although pretty, is such a task to get off!

Phew! That's a long post. Finally I would like to tag a few of my fellow beauty bloggers.

However, feel free to do this tag even if I haven't tagged you and leave me a link to your tag post in the comments below!
I hope this post helped you guys get to know me better. Tell me if you like this post and we leave any other post ideas that you would like me to write in the comments. 

Tanaya <3

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