Wet n Wild- Flights of Fancy Collection| First Impression

Hola,

Wet n Wild has always been a favourite brand of mine. Their products are super affordable yet the brand has never given away on their quality and pigmentation and they are cruelty-free too! From college goers to working professionals, the brand has something for everyone without really having to burn our wallets.

Recently, I was sent this beautiful PR box filled with products from the Wet n wild ‘Flights of Fancy’ collection. The collection is inspired by the Allen’s and Costa hummingbirds and was all things bright and colourful (definitely needed it during this grey and gloomy winter here in NZ). I’m still trying out all these products, but I thought I would give my first impressions on all of these products, since I’ve made my hands dirty with these beauties a couple of times already. Tehehee

Coloricon Baked Blush:

I was blown away by how gorgeous they looked in this revamped packaging.  They came in two shades- one a pink peachy (Don’t filter yourself) one and the other more of a warm golden(Hummingbird hype) tone. They are definitely going to be my go-to during the bright summer days. But for now I would be using them more as a highlight and Hummingbird Hype is my favourite among the two.

Price: NZD $12.99

 

Coloricon Eyeshadow Quads:

There were three different quads in the collection (from L to R)-

  • ‘Hasta La Costa’- This palette is perfect for those who love playing with colours. The green shade is my favourite and I’m planning to do a peacock look with this baby.
  • ‘Stop ruffling my feathers’- I would say this is for those who like to play it safe. The palette has a mix of neutrals but with an added touch of shimmer to take your look from day to night without much effort.
  • ‘Flock Party’- I would say this is in between playing fun and playing safe. Love the cranberry shade in this and infact I used this to create a look which you can see at the end of the post.

The brand is the best when it comes to eyeshadows and you can see the same with these three palettes. They are super pigmented and stay on your eyelids for a good amount of time even without an eye primer.

Price: NZD $6.99

So pigmented even after 4 swipes

 

Coloricon Lip Gloss:

I would be lying if I say I love wearing lip gloss. I’ve always ran away from donning a lipgloss only because I have this annoying habit of licking my lips and this would mean that I would eat off my lip gloss, which would in turn mean I would have to keep reapplying the gloss.

But when I saw the beautiful red shade in this collection, I was tempted to try it out. The floral packaging on the lid was all the more alluring. Sadly two of the shades were not something that would suit my skin tone, I swatched the red shade which is called ‘Love Bird Affair’. The pigmentation is so so good and it gives you that gorgeous plumped up lips look. You don’t always need a cosmetic surgeon for those Kardashian lips!!

Price: NZD $8.99

The last three products were the most interesting one to me.

  • Photofocus Primer Water Spray: I’ve never ever tried a primer in a spray bottle, hence the excitement. When you spray the product, the mist evenly distributes onto your skin and get absorbed fast enough to give you that perfect smooth skin to apply your foundation. It smells good and doesn’t tingle or irritate your skin. I’m so hooked onto this one.      Price: NZD $12.99

 

  • Perfectpout Lip Scrub: This one tastes so goooooood!!!! It smells like watermelon as soon as you open the lid and tastes so good that you would actually feel like eating. It not only smells good but also helped in taking off the dry flaky skin on my lips. This scrub has now become an everyday part of my night time skincare and I’m definitely repurchasing this. Price: NZD $8.99

 

  • P72 makeup brush: I’ve heard such great reviews about the Wet n Wild brushes and when I saw this pretty brush in the box, I was damn excited. Apparently these purple brushes are part of their limited edition and are super soft. I’ve used to apply my brush and it did a wonderful job. Price: NZD $16.99

Here’s the look I created with the products from this collection.

In Natural lighting

 

In artificial lighting

The best part is yet to come! All the Wet n wild products are now available at Farmer’s in New Zealand. You can either find them at selected stores or online on their website. Isn’t that a great news! You don’t have to now wait for your mates to get your these beauties from overseas. If you are looking to buy any of the products mentioned in this post, go ahead and buy it on the Farmer’s website. The entire collection is available just for $79.99 which is a great deal.

My recommendations would be the eyeshadows (super pigmented at a great price),Baked blush (hummingbird hype), the lip scrub(great for chapped and dry lips) and the makeup brush (amazing quality and super soft).

What do you think of Wet n Wild products? Have you tried anything from this collection? Which one are you most excited about? Tell me all about it in the comments.

 

Till then stay awesome

Achieving “Serenity”|Color of the year 2016 featuring StalkBuyLove

Hello everyone,

This summer is going all out with colors without any perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men’s and women’s collections, both of which focuses on breathable and playful fabrics. Colors this season are those that transport us to a much happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express ourselves.

The heat this year is so harsh that I really don’t feel like going out anywhere and even at 7 in the morning, it’s already sunny and hot and that really spoils my mood every time I decide to go out for a shoot. But with  colors like serenity, rose quartz, buttercup and many more light and “soothing to eyes” summer shades, you can have a much better experience while dressing in this horrible heat. My personal favorite from this year’s color 2016 is definitely SERENITY that conjures an expanse of bleached blue sky, a perfect definition of SUMMER right?

When I found this jumpsuit in the color SERENITY on StalkBuyLove.com, I knew I had to grab it and instead of going for my right size which is S, I went for a size bigger for a more breathable style. The jumpsuit is a perfect blend of formal and brunch wear and you can style it up or down as per your requirement. I have gone for a formal look here with  stilettos and a plain bracelet and minimal makeup which is appropriate for those who are looking for a stylish work wear.

Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE

The fabric of this jumpsuit is very breathable and the tie-ups at the collar can be tied into a bow for a more professional look or can be left open. You can even roll up the sleeves for a more brunch ready look and roll up the bottom part a bit higher and wear them with sandals for a casual look  I’ve tied my hair into a high pony tail to keep them away from my face and trust me you guys, I roamed around the whole in this outfit after the shoot without feeling the harsh heat on my skin. There are so many other outfits ranging from off shoulder tops to skirts to even dresses in the color serenity on StalkBuyLove.com and I’m definitely going back to get my hands on them for this year. The best part is, you can flaunt this color and other Pantone colors throughout the year in various silhouettes and styles and hence getting wardrobe staples in Serenity and rose quartz would be the best option to make use of the clothes all year long.

Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE

Do let me know what you think of this look. Also let me know what you think of the colors for the year 2016. Do you like them?

Till then stay awesome 😀

#UnlimitedSummerLooks with Unlimited stores|Blogger’s Meet

Hola,

So many stores are coming up with such amazing summer collections that I just cannot stop myself from shopping every month. Last week, I got to attend the unveiling of the summer collection at the Unlimited Stores located at Indiranagar, Bangalore and trust me you guys, I was so happy to see the vibrant collection they had for both men and women at such affordable prices. I have previously collaborated with Unlimited Stores last year for their #3Kunlimited Challenge and I’d thoroughly enjoyed taking up the challenge and styling myself.

Brands at Unlimited: 

The Family Fashion store aims to enrich the lifestyle of Indians by offering meaningful fashion at Smart Prices. The Unlimited store offers the latest fashion for the whole family ranging from Formals for men through Brands like “Excalibur”, “Geoffrey Beene”, “Cherokee”,“Ruggers”, “Colt” , “Karigari” ,”Anahi”,“Bronz” “Sugr” . As far as the Kids collection goes there is “Cherokee Kids”, “Donuts” & “Day to Day” which offer great variety at smart prices!

Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection

About the event:

The event started with foot tapping and bang and when i say bang, I literally mean it, all thanks to the fun African congo players who also made sure that everybody tap their feet to their rhythm.

Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection

After some crazy cardio, we were addressed by the CEO of Arvind Ltd who briefed us about the brand and the new collection. After that, a few of the fellow Bangalore bloggers styled the models in their choice of outfits from the Summer collection. Here are a few of my favorites from the styling session.

Unlimited stores summer collection
Smrithi-Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Nilu-Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Prashant -Unlimited stores summer collection

The men’s collection was something that really impressed me. With all that vibrant prints, I was honestly lured in buying some printed shirts to style myself in and very soon I’m going back to the store for that 😀

Unlimited stores summer collection
Me and Priyanjana-Unlimited stores summer collection

After, the styling session was obviously the photo session. When so many bloggers from the city come together, how could we miss a chance to strike a pose for the camera! With quirky comic bubbles and an amazing summery backdrop, we took tons of pictures and selfies and was also treated with chilled virgin mojitos, yummy red velvet cupcakes and macarons.

Here is a brief description of the collection from the store that I loved the most:

Ethnic Wear: A perfect blend of distinct style with bold and colorful ethnic prints is offered by two brands named as Karigari and Anahi. Karigari range includes styles that celebrate the contemporary Indian in you! And Anahi range is adorned with exquisite embroideries for occasion wear that reflects authenticity.

Jeans Wear/Denim Wear: The ranges dominated with Indigoes in the collection from solids, checked and printed shirts, stripes, and hoodies as a colour palette. I really loved the men’s shirts which were vibrant and perfect for summers.

We were also treated with a cute goodie basket filled with summer essentials like pressed juices, organic honey, flowers and gift cards which ofcourse I used to do my bit of damage 🙂

Unlimited stores summer collection
Bangalore Bloggers-Unlimited stores summer collection

The whole event was fun-filled and I got to meet some lovely fellow bloggers there too. Make sure to checkout their summer collection in your city if you are from the South India and or all those who live in other parts of the country, don’t you worry because they have plans to open new stores very soon by the end of this year. 🙂

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Brunch Ready with Polka Love|FACE OF THE MONTH- PART2

Hello ladies,

If you have read my previous post, you would know that I have started a new series called  the “FACE OF THE MONTH” where I would be featuring street style fashion from someone among you and this month’s pretty face is Arpitha Ram. I have already styled her in a work wear look and you can read the post HERE.

The Part 2 of this post is all about summer brunch looks. Summer is all about colors this year and pastel shades are making quite a rage on the runway too. Polka dots are something that is quite a versatile trend and I feel no matter how advanced we get in the fashion industry, polka dots will always be a significant part of this industry. They look great on most of the body types provided you choose the right size of polka dots.

Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look

Here, Arpitha is wearing a cute blue dress with black polka dots and the length of the dress is perfect for a flirty brunch look and to add some more summer vibes, I have given her a coral handbag and black see through kitten heels. For minimal accessorizing, we have added a golden neckpiece, a dainty pearl bracelet,a pair of blue ear studs and a low bun updo.

Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look

Makeup should always be kept minimal during summers, especially during the day time since your skin needs to breathe and with all that sweat, the pores tend to get blocked more if you put heavy makeup. Try to go for BB/CC creams instead of full coverage foundations and make sure to use a good compact or translucent powder to keep the oiliness away.

Hope, you liked this new series and would look forward to the next month’s face of the month too. As mentioned in the previous post, if you would like to be featured in the next post, do send me an email at thattripeurbanlife@gmail.com and you can be the next one featured on the blog. All the pretty pictures have been taken by THE SLING SHOTS COMPANY on my blog.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Back to Mono|Face of the Month|New Monthly Series- Part 1

Hello everyone,

This post was something that was in my  mind from a few months but for some or the other reason, it wasn’t getting executed. Finally when my friend’s sister agreed to help me with it, I was more than happy to work on it right away. You must be wondering what I’m talking about right???

Well, I have decided to start a monthly series called “FACE OF THE MONTH”, where I would be featuring street style fashion from regular working women and men, bloggers and even the gorgeous home makers from all over the country. I do not know if I can convince people to pose for me every month but I would try my best to get this series successful as much as possible.

So, the FACE OF THE MONTH for May is ARPITHA RAM, who is a software engineer in an IT firm in Bangalore and looks gorgeous in both Indian and western outfits and was so awesome to work with during the entire shoot. I wanted her to be in utmost comfort in the outfits I styled for her and hence, went for easy summer looks that can be worn to office and casual brunch events with your friends and family.

The first look is appropriate for all office goers and is the perfect combination of monochrome patterns. I asked Arpitha to take her most comfiest long kurti out along with a Palazzo. Palazzos are great to be paired with long and short kurtis/kurtas and can also be styled with so many other variants like crop tops, regular tees or even a nice off shoulder top. Since it was a Work Look, a white cotton kurti was the best option. You might ask, why Black for Summers? Well, if you choose the right summer fabric,like in this case it was cotton, I think even black can be soothing to your skin and since most of us stay in the air conditioned office, colors aren’t much of a worry. Plus, according to me, black is a color that can make anyone look chic yet professional.2016-04-25_00.05.27

Just to give it a bit of Indo-Western look, the outfit was styled with a crop jacket which had the same monochrome pattern to it. Being a very comfortable, yet stylish look, we went for flats instead of heels and added some pretty Jhumkas and silver and red bangles and little BINDI for some Indian touch to it. The right accessories can amp up your MONOCHROME LOOK to a different level. The plain and simple black and white combo can be quite experimental if you play with your accessories from jewellery to footwear to even the handbags you carry. And don’t forget to put on some red lips and guess what, even your office look would be talked about among your colleagues and you will certainly look unique and well-groomed.2016-04-24_22.54.47

Work Look for summers
Work Look for summers

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This was the first look, I styled for her with minimal makeup and the PART 2 of it will be live tomorrow.  The look is super simple and would look good on anyone with any kind of body type. You can even experiment with other monochrome colors like blue and pink, yellow and pink and so many more. If anyone of you is interested to be featured on the blog for the “Face of the Month” series, both men and women, please do email me at “thattripeurbanlife@gmail.com” with the subject line as FACE OF THE MONTH and I shall be more than happy to welcome you to my blogging family.

Comment below to give your feedback about this look and any queries you may have and I would be glad to answer them for you all. Also don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the updates about the upcoming posts.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

SPLASH into Summer| SS16′ Collection at Splash

Hola everyone,

Summers are all about fruity crushers and fun colors and that’s what SPLASH– a brand from the middle east and a part of Landmark group reminded me of when I recently got a chance to attend their blogger’s meet at VR Bengaluru. 

While relishing their refreshing cranberry drink and some yummy snacks, we whiled around the store where their store manager and their marketing head showed around the drool-worthy collection they have at their store. The collection at Splash is all international level and surprisingly at a very pocket-friendly price too. Their collection includes Splash DNM, Vintage, Basics, Youth, Smart and  Accessories that makes a customer’s shopping experience delightful as well as time-saving. If you know in your head what you want to buy, all you have to go to the right section and BAMM, you have your choices.

Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

My favorites were definitely the DISNEY inspired collection ranging from Joggers to T-shirts and what not. The men’s collection was quite impressive and definitely something that all men would surely enjoy. Some of the eye-catching apparels were their long and extra long T-shirts for men, crazy affordable Denims and of course their basics. Even their Boho-vintagy collection was damn cool and reminded me of some of the outfits I saw from Coachella 2016. And not to forget their oh-so awesome accessories. You won’t believe but I was so awestruck by their boho-vibes and wanted to just get everything from their Accessories section from tasselled neckpieces to coachella-inspired backpacks and even party appropriate clutch bags.

Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

After getting to know the brand well with it’s collection, we got to style ourselves in their new collection and trust me guys, I was spoilt for choice with all the wonderful clothes out there. After almost an hour of deciding on what to finalise, I came up with this look.

Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

I paired a beautiful black midi skirt with a striped crop top which was actually a part of a co-ord set. I accessorised this look with a tasseled neckpiece and my favorite out of the lot, this red tasseled sling cum clutch bag. This outfit was so ME and the footwear I wore for the event went really well with this whole look. I wish, they also had Footwear collection to complete our shopping experience.

I absolutely loved how the whole look came out and got some nice compliments from everyone too 🙂 This outfit is perfect for a brunch date or even for a party. My style is usually all about being girly and dressy and this was just so perfect.

All of you should definitely checkout SPLASH in your city for fashionable and yet affordable clothing. I am so glad to be a part of this event and loved the experience. Here is a picture with all the other pretty bloggers and you can also see my OOTD from the event.

Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16' Collection
Splash VR Bengaluru- SS16′ Collection

Make sure to let me know in the comments section if you liked the outfit that I styled and also if you have ever been to SPLASH before.

Till then stay awesome 😀