Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year

hello girls... it comes a tad late here, but wish you all a very happy and colourful 2012 :)

i had a terrible last week.. with an eye infection that made my eye swell and shut. Thankfully it was down by new year's eve and we were able to head out to a get together. So how was your new year's eve?

Here is my outfit for the new years and guess what, I wore a RED lip!!! I was certain I'd never be able to pull one off. You fabulous ladies at Blogsville always tempted me with the red lips and I had wanted to try one before the year ended. Well, I did. I have minimal makeup on in the pics because the infection was still there and I didn't want anything near my eye. Not even concealer. So you guys get to meet my DARK circles. Be nice to them ;)

I've had the skirt and the top from before marriage and that means these are at least five years old. I don't wear skirts that often and so the ones I have suffice. Its quite sad really because I love wearing skirts. This one is from Sri Lanka. There is this awesome store in Colombo called Fashion House where clothes are CHEAP! I think they sell export surplus and rejects because I found a lot of stuff with the labels ripped off. The quality of the clothes is excellent though! The top is from Westside or Pantaloon. I don't recollect. It is a paisley print georgette with tiny sequins on it. I really like it for night time wear. My footwear is from a local shop in South Delhi. Grey snakeskin with kitten heels. Bet you guys didn't need to know that, huh?

And here is a very tired looking me with bare eyes and dark circles. Here is my product breakdown:

  • MAC studio fix powder foundation over my face, avoiding the eye area.
  • Colorbar radiant pen highlighter over cheekbones
  • Faces mineral blush in Pink Topaz
Eyes: BARE

  • MAC Lip pencil in Spice
  • Avon Simply Pretty Lipstick in Cherry Red ( it stayed on after 4 hours, snacks, drinks and a full meal) I am not sure if this was due to the lip liner or the fact that I dabbed a tissue over the lipstick and reapplied it. A bit of both I guess.
My fear of red lips is slowly fading away. But I do realise that I need a flawless skin and warm toned red to carry off the look. Cool toned reds just look horrible on me. So, what do you think girls? How did I do?


  1. How are your eyes now? all okay?
    And I think this doesn't stand out on its own so there is no issue of your not being able to carry it out!! And I am interested in the shoes so a close up please?;)

  2. Hope you get completely ok soon. Hey, IMO the price doesn't matter. All that matters is how you wear them. You look so polished and sophisticated

  3. now that is a really smart look Anks :) it suits you :)
    and congratulations on your first step towards a life without Red Fear :P
    I hope your eyes are well.. tc :)

  4. suits you, the top is really cool

  5. new haircut? looking smart, but ur eyes shows a bit dreary may be due to the infection. hope u r well now :)

  6. loved ur hair Anks!! :) and happy new year.. started to follow u... :)

  7. nice look and stylish shoes.

  8. Happy New Year!!!! ur clothes from 5yrs bak still fit u??? u lucky gal! ;) Lukin really pretty by the way ;)

  9. @ Emm,My eyes are all better now. Thanks :) I'll click the shoe pics for you in a few days... once the sun makes an appearance... sigh!

  10. @ Nivedita, thanks... I follow the same philosophy... so, I pick clothes from anywhere. If I like it, I'll sport it :)

  11. @ Suma.. thanks. I have to sport a red lip once a month now.. that's the mantra :)

  12. @ Pooja, half a new haircut.. lol.. thanks... yeah, the eyes bore the brunt of the infection...

  13. @ Beauty and Makeup Studio, thanks... and a belated new year to you too...

  14. @ Zee, same to you... arre i was as plump then as i am now... so they fit aaram se... ha ha