Tokyo Photo Diary (Vol.1) : Hibiya Park

 

Hey everyone!

In my 3.5 months in Tokyo so far, I’ve never seen the city look as beautiful as it did this week with cherry blossom (known as Sakura in Japanese) trees blooming in almost every street and corner! Midweek we took a trip to Chiyoda where we ended up spending a while at Hibiya Park which was full of floral colorburst! I love parks and gardens with colorful flowers, here are a few pictures –

 

Tokyo Photo Diary - Hibiya Park
Tokyo Photo Diary – Hibiya Park

 

Tokyo Photo Diary - Hibiya Park
Tokyo Photo Diary – Hibiya Park

 

Tokyo Photo Diary - Hibiya Park
Tokyo Photo Diary – Hibiya Park (Cherry Blossoms)

 

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Fun Saturdays Vol.16 : 5 Fun Random Things

 

Hey everyone!

Its the Weekend and its time for the fun post of the week! I tag all of you to answer the 5 Questions in this segment. I look forward to reading your comments!

 

1. Weekend plans?

 

My Mum is coming over for a day so will spend time with her! Also need to start packaging for Diwali trip home!

Pictured below :  Me with Mum a long time ago..(I was probably 10 or 11)

 

Me with my Mum
Me with my Mum

 

Below : Me with my Mum, picture taken on our vacation to Singapore last year. (pls ignore my *chubby* arms, this is the time I had started putting on weight)

 

Me with my Mum in singapore
Me with my Mum in Singapore

 

 

2. Have you ever colored your hair?

 

I got highlights done long time back, didn’t like it so much as it made my hair look drier. Recently got an all over color done (dark natural brown) and I like the natural healthy sheen it gave to my hair. (I got it done at a Salon, they used L’oreal salon range hair color in Dark brownAmmonia free one). My advice to those who have dry frizzy hair – don’t ever get pale highlights (light brown or blonde), it makes the hair look like straw!

New dark brown color –

 

Sleek Makeup Powder blush Flamingo : Review, Swatch
Sleek Makeup Powder blush Flamingo : Review, Swatch

 

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Spring/Summer Look #1 Quick everyday look with colored liners

Hi everyone!

I am compiling a Spring/Summer Look Book featuring a series of looks and tutorials for this season. These will be my  interpretations of the Spring/Summer 2011 makeup trends and will be covering looks suited for different occasions – from light daytime looks to evening party looks.

Inspired by the colorful trends this season, I have already done looks with

These will be added to my Spring/Summer 2011 Look Book along with other looks that I will be doing in the coming days.

Hope you enjoy reading 🙂

The #1 look is a super quick everyday look which is pretty much everyone’s on-the-go makeup but with the added pop of a brightly colored liner. This season is all about bright colors- orange, fuchsia, turquoise, lime green and the list goes on. While black and brown are great colors for everyday lining of the eyes, they look very ‘regular‘. Adding a brightly colored liner instantly glams up your whole look without much of an effort.

Colors to look out for are brighter shades of blue ,green & purple.

On a well moisturized face, apply tinted moisturizer or light foundation, line upper lash line with black/brown pencil liner and apply a bright colored liner(turquoise, ice blue, parrot green, teal, purple,  silver/gold)  on the lower lash line ( or alternatively, bright liner on upper lash and kajal on lower lash line) and finish off the look with a little bronzer/blush and tinted lip balm/gloss.

Spring-summer quick daytime look with Chambor dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD

Products used to create this look :

Products used for everyday makeup look with colored liners

FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation NC 40 ,  Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’ , Revlon Colorstay ‘Mineral finishing Powder #30 Sunkiss Radieux’ (bronzer)

LIPS : Nivea fruity shine lip balm ‘Pomegranate’

EYES :

  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maxfactor ‘Ice blue’ liner [on lower lash line]
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)
Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner
Spring-Summer daytime look with Maxfactor 'Ice blue' liner FOTD
  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Black’ (the ‘regular’ black liner) [For lining upper lash line ]
  • Maybelline Vivid and smooth ‘Olive green’ (lower lash line)
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)
Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Maybelline 'Olive green' liner
Spring- Summer everyday makeup look with colored liner FOTD
  • Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘Teal’
  • Lotus herbals kajal(water line)
Spring-summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner
Spring-Summer eye makeup look with Chambor Dazzle 'Teal' liner FOTD
Swatches of colored liner- L-R: Chambor dazzle(black), Maxfactor (ice blue), Maybelline(olive green), Chambor dazzle(teal)

Maybelline Vivid and Smooth, Chambor Dazzle, Maxfactor Kohl Pencil and Bourjois Kohl and contour pencils have really good shades + decent staying power.

Have you tried bright colored liners? Which is your favorite one? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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