Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Maleficent x MAC collection

Can you believe that I have no idea what the movie Maleficent is about? Well I know Maleficent is the name of the character played by Angelina Jolie in this movie and that it's based on a Disney story but I don't think I've ever watched the original Disney animation. If I did, I definitely can't remember it. Anyway, the point of saying all of this is that even though I don't know much about Maleficent I still can't wait to watch this movie! Most of this curiosity for the movie is sparked by the posters and how fabulously intriguing Angelina Jolie looks as Maleficent. The horns and makeup are just so perfect. Mac has launched a new makeup collection that puts together the whole makeup look of Maleficent. How amazing is that? Not everybody would be able to roam the streets everyday with the complete Maleficent look (although that would make a wonderful statement in street style wouldn't it? ) but it would be great to tone down the look and use it for events and such.
Products (clockwise from top) : Maleficent #36 Lashes, Maleficent Eyebrows in Fling, Maleficent Nail Lacquer in Nocturnelle, Maleficent Eyeshadowx4 and Maleficent Lipstick in True Love's Kiss. 
DuJour also did an interview with the makeup artists that created this look and you can check it out at They talk all about the 50 pairs of horns they had to make for the movie and other fascinating details about the whole look.

Let me know what you think of this new MAC Collection and also the DuJour article in the comments below. Have I mentioned how much I like reading the comments you guys leave? Because I do! So go ahead and write me something to read. 

Tanaya <3 

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Professional Beauty India - I'm in India!

I don't think I've mentioned that I would be visiting India again in any of my posts recently. But I am and while I'm there I will be attending a beauty event. I was so excited to hear about this event since it sounds a lot like IMATS and PHAMExpo(which I was delighted to be invited to but can't go to since I would be in India at the time) and I'm glad that there's finally something like that in India! I've posted the press release for the event here and if you're in Mumbai I would love to see you there. I hope at least some of you would be able to attend. I've been looking for beauty and blogger events in Mumbai for the duration that I'm here so that I can get more involved in the beauty and fashion blogger community of Mumbai. Let me know if you know of other events and if you will be attending this one. 

United Kingdom’s Largest Trade Exposition, Professional Beauty Returns to Mumbai
The UK’s largest beauty, spa and wellness event, Professional Beauty returns to Mumbai by popular demand. The expo brings together the latest offering of products and services from across the worlds of beauty, cosmetics, hair, make-up, spa and wellbeing – all under the one roof.
With almost 30 years of experience in this space, located in ten cities across the world, Professional Beauty has been exhibiting in India since 2012. Having received a phenomenal response year on year, the event helps educate the Indian market about global trends, expose buyers to new innovations and brands and offers real solutions for business growth.
This year the forum will be taking place on 2nd and 3rd June at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. Participating brands and artists include reputed names such as Official Make-Up Partner Kryolan, Max Factor, Ceriotti, Ikonic, Cuccio, Marvie Ann Beck, GK Hair, Fat Mu, Nicka K and REM UK.
From the latest in make-up to organic beauty, this year’s exhibition floor is jam-packed with features. Showcasing on the Expo demo stage will be leading treatments, live in-action from some of the industry’s leading artists.
One such name is Max Factor’s Samira Olfat, makeup artist to various Hollywood Celebrities like Eva Longoria, Nicole Scherzinger and Allison Harward, and Gossip Girl’s Tinsley Mortimer who will be conducting an exclusive seminar and demo on Make-Up trends.
“Whether it’s the latest trends, brands or talent, we at Professional Beauty are constantly evolving. With more than 250 brands expected, visitors can anticipate seeing leading industry names that will help unearth the latest innovations, trends and techniques, coupled with non-stop inspiration with live demonstrations to make the two-day Expo a show-stopping experience,” says Vikas Vij, Managing Director Ideas Exchange and the mind behind bringing the expo to India.
So go ahead, clear your diaries and get set for this year’s beauty extravaganza!
Note: Professional Beauty is a B2B trade show and is reserved for trade & beauty professionals over the age of 16 years only.
For further queries:
Khyati Mishra


Sunday, 11 May 2014

BeautyAddicts ShowOff Mascara Review

I'm excited for this post. Why? Because I love mascaras! I love trying new ones and I think they're the perfect final touch to every makeup look. In fact just adding some mascara on a day when you don't feel like putting on any other makeup at all can make all the difference. Recently this pretty little silver tube came along to feed my mascara addiction and I was stunned by the packaging! It took me a few days before I started using this mascara because I wanted to wear it on some day when I wanted to feel very bright and awake in the morning.

The packaging of this mascara is truly amazing! It's the perfect little glamorous tube to keep in your makeup bag and so I've even packed it in my travel makeup bag now. 

The wand is curved with longer bristles on the sides than the top and bottom (I've been studying a lot of biology for a while now so I initially typed "dorsal and ventral". Hahaha ). I found that the curved wand was great for curling the lashes up and fanning them out into a good shape. I use the longer bristles on the sides to get to the base of the lashes for volume and then to separate any lashes that may clump together in a weird way.

I love the volume, length and curl that this mascara adds. It's made it to the top of my list of favorite mascaras along with the Revlon Lash Potion (which I keep mentioning on this blog so if I'm comparing a mascara to that, you know it's good). After that first day when I used it to feel bright and awake I used this mascara on a daily basis but now I only use it on days when I actually need a lot of volume. I think it's a bit too much for just an ordinary day.
Uncurled lashes without any mascara. See how my lashes have length but annoying point straight forward instead of upward? So annoying!
That's with one coat of the ShowOff Mascara. I usually don't like wearing more than one coat of mascara and I think with this one I don't even need to. 
I think it would be an understatement to say that I'm impressed. I hadn't heard of the BeautyAddicts range before this so I didn't really expect to love this product as much as I do. However, I've found out that it's actually a very popular brand that was even featured in a Glossybox. If you're looking for a new mascara or just want to try something different, I would recommend this! 

Where you can find it:

What do you think about this mascara? Would you be trying it? Let me know in the comments below or simply tweet me a picture of your own tube of ShowOff. 

Tanaya <3

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*This product was sent for consideration for a review. The views expressed in this review are completely honest and unbiased. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Dreams of being a makeup artist...The Salon Outlet

I love makeup but I haven't always wanted to be a makeup artist. In fact I still don't really dream of being a makeup artist. However, it's still a profession that is very alluring to me and I wish I could be one! My feelings about it are really weird and confusing because I don't want to do it but also I do. Just a few days ago I read an article about travel makeup cases by a brand called The Salon Outlet. I also went back to their website and looked at all the travel makeup cases they had and it brought back that feeling of aspiring to be a makeup artist that jets around the world with her makeup collection. As a beauty blogger I have quite a bit of makeup but I never do big makeup hauls and usually buy 1 product at a time so I doubt my current makeup collection would even fill up their tiniest makeup case. Despite that, I know many of you guys are beauty bloggers or makeup artists and definitely makeup addicts so I decided to share that post by The Salon Outlet with you guys. It may make you feel the desire to become a makeup artist like it did to me or for those of you who travel with your makeup for a holiday or work may find their makeup cases useful. I personally think that they're amazing storage options for even inside the home since they're portable unlike more drawers and cupboards and they open up beautifully to display your entire collection so that you can use it. Whatever purpose it may serve, here's the article:

Whether your summer plans include hitting the beach, hitting the hottest clubs on the Vegas strip or just getting hit on at the grocery store, everyone’s hoping to look their best during the summer months. The sun is out, everyone’s ready to have some fun after a long winter. And the last thing you want to do is look dull or drab. So, of course, you need to take your entire makeup collection with you on vacation. Because, though you’ve never worn that particular shade of pink lipstick, it might actually go perfectly with your new bikini.

But just how are you going to haul all of those essential items by plane, train or automobile? You could go for a soft, cushioned makeup case. And while it is cushioned, it also has no divided compartments, so your makeup is going to not only get jumbled together, but likely broken. You could go for a roll and tie case. Though this option might be easy to throw into your suitcase, it doesn’t allow you to take much with you. And, like most girls, you’ve got a lot of makeup. You could go with the age old ‘toss it in a plastic baggy’ route. And though, we’ve all had that roommate who stuffs sandwich bags full of lipglosses when it’s time for a road trip, we know that things are just likely to get broken or lost this way.
What you need is not just any makeup case but a train case. A train case is essentially a fold up box with separate compartments for all of your different makeup items. You’ll have a large section in the bottom for bulky bottles and tubes and smaller trays near the top for lipsticks, eye shadows and other small items.
You can find these and many others at The Salon Outlet 

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