She’s no Babushka!

Hey guys!
Here’s another outfit I bought on Sri Lanka last summer. I’ve actually worn it twice already but didn’t get the chance to take any pictures due to lack of daylight. You guys know how crucial that is whenever I want to take pictures. So finally I got to wear it again and made my mom take some pictures when we got home from the party. That explains why I look like a bloated babushka doll – we had three course meal. Don’t judge me.

You’ve already seen the pattu dupatta from a makeup look I did last August (here) – but now you get to see the whole outfit.
As soon as I saw the outfit I fell in love with it. It was just perfect! I instantly thought of the Gaurang Shah anarkali Sonam Kapoor wore with a pattu dupatta (picture below), and knew I wanted this more than any other clothes. I had to decide between this pink or a dark green color. They both looked stunning and if it was up to me I wanted both of them, but ended up buying the pink. In another store I found a similar anarkali in sky-blue.

Sonam Kapoor wearing Gaurang Shah anarkali with pattu dupatta

As for my makeup, I kept it simple with liner+lashes (Huda beauty Samantha lashes) and red lips as statement. I finally got to wear my blush-pink high heels from Public Desire to a traditional look! My go to heels are usually black, since they go well with any outfit, so it has been hard to find an outfit where these shoes matches. 🙂

~Neevadha~

Dress like you’re going to meet your Worst Enemy today

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Anyways, hey guys! I’ve been waiting 8 months to wear this lehenga – I got it from Sri Lanka, and it is my first lehenga purchase. I actually wanted something more simple, but thought I would probably not get this opportunity to buy this grand style in maybe 10, so here I am, twirling in my fancy fancy lehenga 😀
It’s a pink/baby pink lehenga with golden embroidery. I wore it to a wedding reception. Since the lehenga was already heavy work, I wanted to keep the accessories, hair and makeup very simple. I did a brown smokey eye, with nude lips, curly hair and pearl-gold earrings and two gold bangles.
The skirt was unfortunately too short for me to wear heels, but in the end I was happy that I was forced to wear flats, so my feet wouldn’t hurt at the end of the night.

I can’t wait to wear more traditional outfits and experiment with different looks. Especially when we are moving towards spring/summer where lightening is at its peak *-* ♥

~Neevadha~

Heliophilia (n.)

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Hey guys! After a while I have an OOTD post for you. Luckily it was a sunny day, so I just got to take some pictures during the golden hour. This floor-lenght marigold anarkali is from Sri Lanka, and so are my earrings. I did nothing special about my makeup – just a simple glowy, bronzy eyes + red lips, and just curled my hair.

I love this marigold color! I have nothing in this color, and the embroidery at the top is so pretty. I love to have a variation of colors in my traditional attire, so this was a most 😀
The pictures will eventually be up on my instagram-feed – bear with me, I couldn’t wait to share the pictures on the blog first 😉

~Neevadha~

Do You Trust Me?

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Alright.
This is the third and final look. I know you either love or hate this look. Yes I realize I should try to create some looks without wearing the nose-ring all the time 😅 – and you may not be a fan of the color combination either. The thing is, that I absolutely love this look, and it may be one of my favorite! Why? It’s so different. So simple with a twist of dark, mystery sultriness to it. I kept it minimal with small earrings, no necklaces, so the main focus is on the tikka and nose ring.
Also I changed up the lip color – wearing MAC ruby woo lipstick with Elizabeth Arden lipgloss in Red Door at the center. I found the tikka in one of my old barathanaatyam jewelry-set. It was before the kundan jewelries.

Finding my old bharatanatyam jewelry boxes inspired me to create some more looks, but it has to wait till another time 😉 ♥

~Neevadha~

Just your (above) average girl 👑

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Hey guys!
As I mentioned in my previous – lookbook post? Should I call the series a lookbook? – I will describe this look in details. I don’t know how visible my eye look is with those massive lashes on. I think I’ll list the products used first and then how I did the eye look in depth.

Products used:

Face:

  • Foundation: MAC match master foundation (4.0) + Maybelline Fit me! Matte+Poreless Foundation (caramel)
  • Concealer: Nars radiant creamy concealer (caramel) + Urban Decay naked skin concealer (med-dark neutral)
  • Setting powder: MAC studio fix powder (NC43)
  • Bronzer: MAC mineralize skinfinish (sun power)
  • Blush: MAC (peach twist)
  • Highlighter: Laura Geller (gilded honey)
  • Settingspray: Urban Decay all nighter

Brows:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow (ebony) + MAC 266 angle brush
  • used a random spoolie brush to brush through

Lips: 

  • MAC matte lipstick (antique velvet)
  • NYX matte lip cream (berlin) at the center.

Eyes:

  • Concealer: Urban Decay naked skin concealer (med-dark neutral)
  • Eyeshadow: MorpheXJaclynHill palette + Juvia’s place Zulu palette
  • Eyeliner: Maybelline master ink (black)
  • Lashes: Huda Beauty Lashes (Farah)
  • Mascara: Lanôme Hypnôse mascara black

I don’t even know if you guys care for a long or short tutorial on it, so I’m just going to make it short.

  1. I covered my whole eyelid in concealer to have an even base
  2. Set it with some bone-colored shadow from the crease and up to my brow-bone
  3. Used the shades “Pukey”, “Roxanne” and “Hunts” in the crease (in the same order as mentioned) from the Morphe palette
  4. In the outer V-corner of the lid, I used “Jacs” and in the very edge I used “Abyss” from the same palette.
  5. I cut the crease half-way with some concealer on a flat brush
  6. Applied the Rose-gold metallic shade from the Juvia’s place Zulu palette, from the inner-corner till the center of my lid with my finger.
  7. Blended all the shades with a clean brush to get rid of harsh lines
  8. Used the same crease colors on the lower lash line. 
  9. Topped off with winged eyeliner, pair of lashes and mascara.

That was basically it! It would probably be easier to demonstrate the tutorial on video, but I’m too shy and the faces I make are probably not even worth it 😅

~Neevadha~

 

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