Showing posts with label FOTD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOTD. Show all posts

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Understated Glam Day Look

Hello beauties,

I recently posted this day look on my Instagram account and was surprised by the overwhelming likes received! So, I decided to do a step-by-step makeup breakdown of this look here, hope you like it as well...

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Anushka Sharma Makeup in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Makeup Breakdown and FOTD

 Hello beauties,

While most of us are eagerly awaiting the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, I have been obsessing over the kohled eye look sported by Anushka in the movie. Here's my recreation of the look, hope you guys like it!

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Hello beauties,

Just wanted to share my New Year Party LOTD with you! Hope all of you celebrated the new year with your loved ones in style.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Indian Wedding Lookbook: Sagan / Sangeet

Hello beauties,

Am enjoying dilli ki sardi wali mrning (with a cup of hot tea of course) as I am writing this post. It's been a few days since I have written anything, which is not due to lack of topics/subjects but due to an obvious lack of time (ahhh.. the sweet pleasures of being a working mom). But enough ranting and let's get on with today's post.

This post is another one in my wedding lookbook series, which I have been posting over the course of last two months (read HERE and HERE).

For today's Sangeet look I have chosen a white anarkali with lacework embroidery throughout the skirt. It also has a very pretty kundan embellished neckline, which for me renders neckpiece totally non-essential. I have teamed this anarkali with heavy victorian earrings and some rings on the finger. The dress has lot going on, so I have kept the accessories to a minimal.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Indian Wedding Lookbook: Reception

Hello beauties,

How are you? It's been a long, long time since we chatted (I feel chattier than usual today...), so let's chat about one of my LOTDs, which you might recognize from my twitter profile.

This LOTD was for a wedding reception (of course, you know 'cause of the post title, how dumb of me, sighs loudly). It was a relatives wedding and I decided to keep my look simple yet elegant by wearing this lovely Saree (a close friend's creation). Also, decided to throw in a few key jewellery pieces, and not go overboard.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Indian Wedding Lookbook: Wedding / Reception

Hello beauties,

If you happen to follow me on Instagram (follow me @kumkumiitd), then you might have witnessed a few of my Indian Wedding/Sangeet/Reception LOTDs posted earlier this year.

Nonetheless, I thought it would be a good idea to share them in a blog post as well. So, here comes the first one of the series, a reception LOTD for my cousin’s wedding. Let me give you a background, the wedding was literally kind of fairy tale weddings, where the prince (my cousin in this scenario) decided to sway his princess (his fiance) off her feet. They had a court marriage and followed it up with a reception attended by our near and dear ones.

So, I get a call one fine evening from my cousin inviting me for the reception on the next day. All I could mutter was a hurried congrats; with my mind already in a tizzy about … WHAT WOULD I WEAR???

As I went into a panic mode, searching my wardrobe for clothes (which stock up all kinds of clothes as is with all of us), but it’s always like: Water, Water everywhere, not a single drop to drink…
Finally, after an hour I got hold of this lovely Anarkali, with this classic golden and maroon combination, with lovely golden thread work embroidery. Then decided to pair it with some fusion traditional jewelry bought from a colleague and I was all set.

Dress: Pitambari, South Extension

Jewelry: Costume Jewelry

Footwear (not seen here): Nine West

So, what do you think about my rushed LOTD? Would love to hear about your rushed LOTDs. 

See ya...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Classic Look: Winged Liner with Red Lips Tutorial

Hello girls,
Today I am posting (albeit a bit late) my New Year Eve’s makeup, which was simple yet something, which I was scared to carry all my life. The look that I sported was a thick winged liner with red lips.

Products used:
MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC35
Lancome Magic Voyage Pallete (used the dark brown shadow)
Inglot Lip Refill #82
L’oreal Felt tip Eyeliner
KIKO Powder Blush #103 (Gold Fishing)
Estee Lauder Magnascopic Mascara (not shown here)
MAC Painterly Paint Pot (not shown)
Shu Umera Lash Curler (not shown)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Diwali Makeup Tutorial

Hello Girls,

Today I am off to my mom's place for celebrating "bhai duj". But before that did a quick tutorial for my Diwali makeup (read HERE).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Diwali Outfit

Hello ladies,

Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali!!!

Here's what I wore. It's a yellow and pink kundan work saree from Meena Bazaar. It was a wedding gift from my mom.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Festive Makeup Tutorial: Bronzed Gold

Hello ladies,

This is the second of the festive makeup tutorials I came up with (read the first one HERE). For this one I decides to stick with gold and brown / bronze eye colors, as this look could be paired with any sort of blingy outfit and make you look glamorous. The makeup itself is simple to do and would look good with most of your festive outfits.

Starting off with the products used:

Festive Makeup Tutorial: Silver and Blue

Hello Girls,

Since the festivities are right upon us, I decided to do two makeup tutorials for Diwali. Since here in India we are always wearing bling in our festive clothes, I decided the makeup to match the bling. While playing around with colors I had in my kitty, I came up with a silver and blue eye makeup, which I think would look great paired with all-white / all silver outfits. I hope you girls like the tutorial.

So, let's begin with the products used for the look:

Friday, November 9, 2012

OOTD, LOTD, FOTD: Office Diwali Celebrations

Hello everyone,

Finally, I got a chance to click some photos of my Office Diwali Party costume and am sharing them with you all. 

I wore a blue-red suit with hand embroidery. The kurta is made of silk, the churidar of crepe and the dupatta is chiffon.

Friday, November 2, 2012

My KarvaChauth FOTD & OOTD

Hello ladies,

Wishing all of you a very happy KarvaChauth. Being a Jain (by mariiage), I don't celebrate this but have seen my mom do it since I was lil kid. It was a very fascinating festival for me, the main plus point being the henna application. I used to go with my mom and get my hands full of henna, I still love the designs so much, but sadly cannot apply henna as often as I would like to. The second good thing was that she used to eat "sargi" in the morning at which point I also used to accompany her. The only thing I didn't copy was the tough "fast".

So, coming back from the childhood memories, even though I don't fast for my hubby, I never miss an occassion to dress up. Since today is a working day, I decided to keep it simple and wore this ethnic suit to office.

The suit is high neck, pista green in color with bronze aari work embrodery and small mirrored sequins all over and on the collar. The dupatta is chiffon with bronze aari work lace as well. The suit has a bodice which is made up of net and there are kairis done with aari work.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Simple Day Makeup using INR 1100 Haul Products

Hello Girls,

Hope all of you are doing fine. This week simply flew by, I didn't even have the time to realize that it was already Friday and the weekend is upon us!!! Better late than never though and I am super excited as always for this weekend. I am planning on trying out a few traditional sweet dishes and hopefully will try and share the recipes with you guys.

Today I am doing another very simple day look, which is so simple that it takes barely five minutes of your time yet gives you a very polished and sophisticated look. This was also my go to makeup look when I was in college.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lavender-Blue Eyes with Shimmery lips using INR 1100 Haul Products

Hello Girls,

So here I back again with a more colorful look, which you could match with your Blue or Lavendery outfits. This look would be suitable for a small get together or party. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Step-by-Step Makeup Tutorial: Casual Night Out

Hey Girls,

Thanks for the awesome response to my Giveway!!! Taking a cue from the comments, I am doing a step-by-step (or should I say three step eye makeup) tutorial, something which I can comfortably wear on a night out with family for a dinner or for a movie. Since such plans are usually decided just 10 minutes before moving out, I have this quick makeup routine which takes somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes for me to be completely ready.

Products used for this look:

MAC studio sculpt founation NC35
MAC sheer select powder
MAC Posey blush
Lancome L'absolu Creme de Brilliance #365
MAC fluidline (added goodness)
Shu Umera Lash Curler
Estee Lauder Magnascopic Maximum Volume Mascara Review

Friday, August 10, 2012

Birthday Party Makeup: Step by Step Tutorial

Hey Girls,

Today I am sharing with all of your step by step tutorial of my FOTD during my son's birthday (shown HERE). First the products used for the look:

  1. MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  2. Inglot eyeshadows, gold and plum
  3. MAC ricepaper eyeshadow
  4. Darkest brown eyeshadow from Revlon Naturally Glamourous Pallete
  5. L'oreal Felt tip liner
  6. Oriflame EyeLash Curler
  7. Lakme Lash Artist Mascara
  8. MAC studio sculpt foundation
  9. KIKO blush
  10. MAC sheer select powder
  11. Bourjois Paris lip liner
  12. Inglot Slim Gel Lipstick #62

Monday, August 6, 2012

LOTD and OOTD for My Son's Second Birthday Party

Hi there,

Hope you had a nice weekend! I had a blast, you see yesterday was my son's second birthday and we celebrated the event with family and friends :) It was so much fun, the cake, the ballons and the super awesome food :) Yummy!!!

The cake:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Golden Green Eyes with Natural Lips

Hey Girls,

As promised, I am doing a step-by-step tutorial of the Rakshabandhan LOTD (shown here). First, let's see the products used for this look: