Take A Cue From Vijay Varma On How To Sport Subtle Pastels

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 05 Feb 2021Vijay Varma

Vijay Varma is a theatre artist who successfully made his transition into Bollywood. He made his acting debut in Chittagong but became a household name with Gully Boy. He’s even nominated for best supporting actor for his role in Gully Boy. Since then he’s been in Hurdang, Yaara, Bamfaad and even been in web series shows like A Suitable Boy, She and Mirzapur. He’s picked many risque roles and it looks like it is slowly paying off. Can’t wait to see more from the talented actor. Scroll on to see details from his latest look.

Here’s a closer look at Vijay Varma’s pastel look:

Normally we don’t often see men opting for light colours and pastel colours especially. And frankly, that’s rather unfortunate because they would look so fantastic. Men steer clear from certain colours for the fear of looking and seeming less many. They couldn’t be more wrong in thinking that way. How can colours be associated with genders? We’re in 2021 and it’s time to embrace colours and how we truly want to dress. Take a cue from Vijya Varma, he opts for a gorgeous lilac tee that he layers with a powder blue, denim jacket. The jacket features a hoodie and interesting zipper details.

Now you could wear this look with white pants too if you’re on a beach or going to a day-time event. But if you aren’t comfortable going full stretch then opt for dark coloured trousers. See how Vijay pairs his look with black, utility pants? It makes the colours pop. He accessorises with a long silver, pendant necklace and dark retro-style sunglasses. What I love about his look though is how he styles it with a pair of red and white Nike sneakers that really add that pop of colour.

Vijay Varma

What do you think of Vijay Varma’s outfit? Let me know in the comments below.

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A Love Story: Bollywood’s Leading Ladies Wearing All-Black

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 05 Feb 2021Bollywood’s leading ladies: Deepika Padukone, Kiara Advani and Janhvi Kapoor

It’s old news that Bollywood’s leading ladies favour all-black. What’s not to love about the colour? It makes you feel invisible and sexy and almost dangerous some days. Yes, most of us use black as it is a very forgiving colour as well. So it would come as no surprise that Bollywood turns to the colour every now and then. In the last few days we’ve seen quite the spike in the amount of celebs who’ve been wearing black. Scroll on to see some of these latest looks.

Here’s a closer look at Bollywood’s favourite leading ladies in their black looks:1) Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone puts a spin on date night. She wears a simple and classic, black scoop neck tank top that she pairs with matching black wid-leg drawstring pants. Not a look that you’d normally see one of Bollywood’s leading stars opt for but I really love it. Maybe I am biased here because it’s a look I would wear to date night too. Of course, she accessorises with a statement, celebrity-worthy handbag. She carries her OnTheGo Monogram tote from Louis Vuitton and styles her look with white sneakers.

Deepika Padukone

2) Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif nails comfort dressing for the airport with her all-black matching co-ord set. The set features a cosy sweatshirt and matching joggers. Black sneakers to accompany her style statement. She leaves her hair open and opts for no-makeup just the perfect way to travel. Bollywood’s favourite stars really are enjoying the joys of pandemic life.

Katrina Kaif

3) Kiara Advani

Kiara Advani is Bollywood’s latest heartthrob, just take a look at her smile if you don’t believe me. Kiara steps out in a more conservative, sleeveless black tank that she pairs with her hippie style comfy black, cotton pants. She adds some interesting accessorise like a grey fedora hat and beige-coloured slides. The star is quite big on her luxury handbags and is often seen carrying her Christian Dior book bag.

Kiara Advani

4) Janhvi Kapoor

Bollywood’s star child Janhvi Kapoor doesn’t do all-black but she opts for a soft, ribbed polo neck. The sleeves feature interesting slits around the wrist. Love that she paired her look with a camel-coloured, checkered, wide-leg pants. She adds chunky black shoes and tiny gold hoops for interesting but impactful details. Natural makeup and naturally wavy hair complete her look.

Janhvi Kapoor

5) Fatima Sana Shaikh

Fatima Sana Shaikh is Bollywood’s most interesting, rising star at the moment. She wears a halter neck crop top that she pairs with tracksuit bottoms. And oversized black leather handbag and pink slides add to her look. Round frame glasses add that funky touch to her all-black look. What I do love about her look though is that messy, high ponytail, don’t you agree?

Fatima Sana Shaikh

What do you think of Bollywood’s obsession with the colour black? Let me know in the comments below.

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The Kapoor Sisters Aren’t Hiding Their Love For Oversized Lounge-wear

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 05 Feb 2021Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor

The Kapoor sisters are the living breathing embodiment of fashionable siblings. We’ve followed their evolution for years and can I just say, these ladies really know what works for them. Kareena Kapoor Khan works pregnancy fashion better than anyone else. The first time she went quite OTT but this time she’s been opting for more relaxed styles. Maybe it’s the effect of the pandemic or just the fact that it’s her second round. Either way, we love the joy and inspiration she’s been leaving for many women. Karisma Kapoor, on the other hand, always leans towards more classic styles and experiments with various silhouettes. However, the two siblings definitely share in their love of oversized clothes and styles. Scroll on to see their latest looks from Amrita Arora‘s birthday bash.

Let’s take a closer look at Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor’s love for oversized fashion:

Mommy-to-be Kareena Kapoor Khan wears a lightweight, silk finish printed kaftan. The outfit from Rajdeep Ranawat costs about Rs 24k. The dress features a V-neck and an empire waistline. It’s a simple and elegant outfit that looks fantastic because of the prints. The star accessorises her look with oversized square brown sunglasses, gold hoops, cocktail rings and a silver watch. Her handbag though is a statement piece that we can’t seem to take our eyes off. It is a tan coloured Padded Cassette crossbody bag from Bottega Veneta. She opts for a pair of brown chunky sandals because the dress needs a little bit of height. Doesn’t she look fabulous? She leaves her hair open and tops off her look with a muted brown lip.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

I have been ogling at Karisma Kapoor’s look for hours, it hits just the right spot for an afternoon get-together. She wears an all-white matching co-ord set. The co-ord set features an oversized, white striped shirt that she wears with white palazzo pants. She accessorises her look with white chunky sneakers, black sunglasses and a black handbag. But she takes it a few notches up by adding a nice gold hand stack with different bracelets, a gold ring and statement round earrings. She pulled her hair back into a slick ponytail and completes her look with a striking red lip. God, I love this look.

Karisma Kapoor

What do you think of Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s outfit? Let me know in the comments below.

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Ranveer Singh And Ayushmann Khurrana Show Their Love For Sweatshirts In These Funky Styles

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 05 Feb 2021Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana | (Source: Instagram | @ishabhansali)

Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana are two most prominent Bollywood stars who pave the way for experimental fashion. Menswear tends to be so plain and straight-forward and one can’t help but marvel at the way these two gentlemen carry themselves. From their formal wear to their casual comfort wear they are always one step ahead of everyone. Scroll on to see their look that we can’t get enough of.

Here’s a closer look at Ranveer Singh And Ayushmann Khurrana proving their love for funky sweatshirts:

Ranveer Singh wears a golden-yellow coloured sweatshirt from Drew House. The sweatshirt features a smiley face and the words Drew on it. In fact, the brand is owned by Justin Bieber. Stars like Ayushmann Khurrana, Varun Dhawan and Karan Johar have worn the brand before. The brand is youthful and spunky and is a community for people to feel safe and loved. Pretty sure I’d feel snug as a bug in this sweatshirt, like a warm hug. Besides, it wouldn’t kill me to look a little Hailey Bieber. Anyway back to the star at hand, Ranveer pairs his bright yellow sweatshirt with purple joggers.

He styles his look with green, knit sneakers and a bright pink facemask. Love how he seamlessly colour blocks with so many colours. He’s a great example for men who wish to experiment with fashion. Of course, he takes his look one step further and pairs his look with yellow, square-framed sunglasses. The sweatshirt costs approximately seven thousand rupees.

Ranveer Singh

Another stylish star who I can’t help but keep one eye on is Ayushmann Khurrana. I guess his personal taste coupled with the talent of stylist Isha Bhansali is what keeps him ahead of the curve. For his latest look, he’s wearing a matching co-ord set from Nor Black Nor White. The all-blue set resembles brushstrokes from a painting. The set is expertly hand-painted by the Delhi Dyeing Artisans and costs about fifteen thousand rupees. There’s nothing I don’t love about this look and it’s definitely an outfit that women can also wear. If you’re a comfort-seeking creature like me and enjoying a major chunk of these pandemic trends then this set is right up your alley. He styles his look with a pair of Adidas Superstar high-top sneakers.

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Bittu Short Film Review: A Heart-Rending Tale Of Two Little Girls And A Doomed Friendship

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 05 Feb 2021A Still From Bittu (Source: Instagram | @guneetmonga)

Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana recently joined hands to form a cinema collective — Indian Women Rising — where they showcase the lovely tales made by and about women all over the world.

One such film is made by an upcoming Indian filmmaker called Karishma Dev Dube called Bittu — recipient of the prestigious 47th Student Academy Award. The film is qualified for the Oscars in the Short Film in Live Action category. Bittu is a film that follows the day in the life of an 8-year-old fierce little girl called Bittu and her friend Chando in the forgotten hills of Uttarakhand.

We first see her with her friend Chando, singing a few songs and earning a few bucks in the streets. She then goes to school and we see she is a rebel who doesn’t conform to the norms and is very spontaneous and confident. We see this right from the start — when she is asked to wash her face, and doesn’t speak in English or doesn’t say sorry when asked to. Chando also points out that Bittu isn’t very good in her studies, leading them to fight. While we see this frustration building in Bittu‘s head, we see her leave the school, still quite pissed at Chando, and lose herself among strangers during a baraat procession. This is a tale of her coming to realise their friendship and bond and the fact that only Chando really cared for her in her little world.

The innocence and honesty is one that will stay in your heart and Bittu‘s face at the end of the film will stay with you for long after the film is done.

Bittu has had a stellar festival run with 18+ festivals and multiple wins. Having screened at the BFI London Film Festival, Telluride, Palm Springs Shortfest, HollyShorts (where Karishma won the best director award), Bittu also came to India with Dharamshala International Film Festival. 

#FilterFridays: 7 Instagram Filters That Made Our Selfie Game Strong This Week

href=”author/shivangi-sethi”>Shivangi Sethi , 05 Feb 2021Indian Tourism, Diamond Frame, Beige Bust (Source: Instagram| @tanyakhanijow, @instagram, @mxdhu._)

Today, Instagram has become a humongous platform for all content creators. We see them come up with such cool, trendy and catchy stuff that we just cannot resist replicating it. Tbh, creating filters is not everybody’s cup of tea but we see a few content creators go beyond their imagination to create some epic filters. Therefore, giving us something fun to try out every day of the week. These filters are so addictive that we all are hooked onto it legit 24/7. So, here are 7 creative and unique filters that amped up our selfies and gave us some natural-glowing pictures!

Check them out:1. Monday – Lush by Riyanka SarkarLush by Riyanka Sarkar

What better way to start your week than with a teeming filter! Feels like this filter was specially made for Monday mornings, where we’re still setting the mood to get into the work mode, lol! It absolutely conceals our sleepy face and the best part is that you can tap and change the effect according to your mood. The ‘recording frame’ with other elements like time and date really give us the filmy vibe, isn’t it?

2. Tuesday – Sun Soft Kira by HarmanSun Soft Kira by Haraman

This filter gives your skin a radiating shine. It gives you a glow that you’d love. This filter will make you look 100 times fresher and energetic. So if you haven’t tried it out yet, then you should!

3. Wednesday – Beige Dust by MadhusmitaBeige Dust by Madhusmita

As the week gets stressful, this filter right here is a perfect stress buster! The beige tones really blend and make the picture look natural. What stands out for us is the light peachy tint that gives our picture a perfect balance. Honestly, a sun-kissed selfie in this filter would look epic, don’t you agree?

4. Thursday – Grains by Isa MantiniGrains by Isa Mantini

The grainy effect of this filter is giving me some amazing mellow vibes. It transformed my picture within seconds. Guess what, I did not use any make-up product on my skin! Who wouldn’t want that, I’m definitely loving this filter.

5. Friday – Diamond Frame by Instagram
Diamond Frame by Instagram

Fri-yay is here and this filter is giving us a major party vibe! Damn, seeing this filter makes me want to put on my dancing shoes immediately. So, get ready to party virtually with your friends with this filter.

6. Saturday – Indian Tourist by Tanya KhanijowIndian Tourist by Tanya Khanijow

Who needs a weekend getaway? This is an interactive filter by our fave travel influencer, Tanya Khanijow is making me miss travel to an extreme. I really had fun using this filter as it reveals which type of Indian tourist I am. Guess what, I’m gushing over this super cool filter and the trendy neon effect that the text has is making this filter more engaging.

7. Sunday – Snow by NaveenSnow by Naveen

Sunday-Funday is here and our virtual travel begins with this filter right here. Since 2020 didn’t let us make any trips, our super talented content creators got our travel destinations home. This amazing snowy filter is taking me to the mountains virtually and I really loved the falling snow effect in this filter that is giving us wintery vibes.

There you go! We absolutely enjoyed trying these filters throughout the week and it helped us keep our selfie game strong. Which one out of this list was your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!

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Ankush Bahuguna’s New Instagram Page Is Breaking Stereotypes & Featuring Epic Creators

href=”author/shivangi-sethi”>Shivangi Sethi , 05 Feb 2021Ankush Bahuguna (Source: Instagram | @ankushbahuguna)

Over the last few years, we have seen how social media has had a boom in its growth! People from different backgrounds are creating quality content online and are killin’ it. However, not all of them are creators from the very beginning. One such talented digital creator is Ankush Bahuguna! An actor, writer, performer, and entertainer who is loved by millions of people for his funny and relatable videos. Recently he experimented and found his new love for makeup and guess what, he started his own makeup Instagram page called ‘Wing It With Ankush’, I mean, isn’t this just incredible? So, keep scrolling to know more about this multi-talented creator right here!  

Who is Ankush Bahuguna?

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Ankush Bahuguna is a popular actor cum content creator whose videos have received immense love from his fans. With a social media family of over 600k followers on Instagram, he has entertained us with his relatable and true videos. Tbh, we can’t keep track of time while scrolling through his binge-worthy videos that make us ROFLing every time we watch them. Ankush inspires everyone to do what they love the most and is making people aware of what ‘masculinity’ really means through his amazing videos.

All about ‘Wing it with Ankush’

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Cuz who says makeup isn’t for men? We love how Ankush’s new venture is breaking stereotypes around men wearing makeup. On his new Instagram page, #WIWA he has shown us all the detailed techniques of doing simple and easy-going makeup. We have seen him experiment and explore on this page. If you haven’t checked it out yet then ladies and gentlemen what are you waiting for? Damn, Ankush, the efforts you are putting in to make yourself and others feel great is mind-blowing. We have seen him collaborate and post videos of him helping other creators and friends to get ready.

Check them out:1. Winging it with Aishwarya

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We all know the gorgeous, Aishwarya for her excellent comic timing, isn’t it? Gosh, she is looking stellar with such a bright yet subtle makeover. Ankush really took us all by surprise with this collab outcome. Honestly, we can’t stop gushing over this one!

2. Winging it with Shibani 

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Ankush and Shibani have always been good friends who have collaborated and created many videos together in the past. Their goofy relationship is #FreindshipGoals, amirite? However, this one is different, special and we are blown away by Ankush’s skills.

3. Winging it with Devanshi

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This is super cool! We are loving all the unedited pictures that Ankush has shared on his Instagram page. Waiting for Devanshi and Ankush to collaborate soon in the future.

Ankush has always inspired us with his content and we love to see him do things out-of-the-box. The best part is that he never shies away from experimenting and venturing out of his comfort zone. All these collaborations were simply picture-perfect and we are so proud of Ankush for starting this amaze venture. Which collaboration of his do you love the most? Tell us in the comments below!

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Exclusive: Neha Dhupia Shares That She Wishes Newcomers Would Preserve Themselves More

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 05 Feb 2021Neha Dhupia (Source: Instagram | @nehadhupia)

Neha Dhupia completes two decades in the industry this year, and she recently spoke to us exclusively about her career, family and more. Speaking about the ‘rat race’ in the industry, she agrees that there is definitely a difference in how it was then versus how it is now.

She shares that she was in a flight recently with Zeenat Aman and told her that there really is no one like her. To that, the yesteryear actor said they had the privilege to ‘preserve themselves’ then. In this day and age of social media and excessive media attention, that doesn’t remain the case. It has become very easy for us to access and reach celebrities. She says she misses the times when we didn’t know much about the actor and gives an example of when she was Deepika Padukone for the first time on the poster of Om Shanti Om.

She shares:

I wish the newer people or the ones I am interested in watching just preserve themselves a little more. Because, I feel like I already know them. They have half a million or a million followers on Instagram. Everybody who wants to know them will already do. I still remember when Om Shanti Om came out, and i saw Deepika (Padukone) with her big eyes in the poster, I was like ‘Wow, who is this girl?’. I miss that.

She adds that she does stalk them, follow them and take cues from their ‘airport looks’ like any other normal person, but that this just her opinion.

Watch the clip here:

On the work front, Neha’s short film ‘Step Out‘ just came out on Disney+ Hotstar yesterday and stars her alongside Dev Dutt. It is also her first time as a producer with the banner Big Girl Productions along with Strange Love Productions.

Is Your Foundation Separating? Here’s What You Need To Know

href=”author/kanak-devnani”>Kanak Devnani , 05 Feb 2021

I remember the first time I was introduced to makeup and starting using foundation, it had me fascinated. It’s now a makeup staple that’s a lifeline for some people. Almost everybody has at least one bottle of foundation or tinted moisturiser for BB cream in their drawer. But people often forget that like all makeup products foundation too has a shelf life and only lasts so long… Raise your hand if you’ve ever pulled out that bottle or pumped it out on your hand and have it look funny. Your foundation has separated with some pigments collecting at the bottom or an oily-looking liquid floating on top. I was supremely confused the first time that happened to me. Moreover, it’s especially distressing if it’s a new bottle.  

Your first instinct might be to toss it out but hold up you might not have to. While it’s normal for those passed the one or two-year mark to separate, especially if its expired there are a few things you can do to care for a newer bottle.

Here’s how to deal with foundation separating:1. How and why the foundation is separating

Essentially foundations are emulsions of two liquids like water and oil. They are stabilized to work together but sometimes certain conditions tend to speed up the separation. At times it could be because the product could be expired or gone bad. Moreover, if left out due to high temperatures the oil could separate and alter the chemical balance of the product. If you see a layer of ingredients or pigments at the top or bottom of the product it means that the separation is advancing quite quickly. Don’t worry yet! Depending on the formula even newer foundations tend to separate from time to time if the bottles been sitting unused for a short bit. That’s why it’s so important to read the labels and any instructions that could help you use and store the product better.

2. What to do in this situation

The solution here is pretty simple. More often than not, all you have to do is you shake the bottle vigorously before use to ensure the emulsion is reformed again. Don’t worry its completely safe to use! However, if the product is unable to mix back together and you tried your best you should get rid of it. Also if you notice any weird changes like bubbles that weren’t there before or the colours’ gone off, don’t use it. 

Of course, the most important aspect is to keep track of the expiry date. Foundations generally last for about one or one and a half years once opened. So toss out any old foundations! You can keep track of them by just looking at the symbol on the label. Lastly, always store your makeup products in a cool dry place to avoid any drastic temperature changes that can affect or alter the makeup.

3. If the foundation is separating on the skin

Sometimes even though you’ve been careful the foundation could be separating on your face. In this case, it could be due to certain factors like your skin texture and any skincare or base products you might be using. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:

Dehydrated skin

Super dehydrated skin can cause the foundation to find its way into any lines or crevices and spilt. Flakey skin can be one of the worst culprits here. Prevent this from happening by following an effective hydrating skincare regime including exfoliating so you have the best canvas before painting your face.

Oily skin

Unfortunately, if you have oily skin, separation can be a common occurrence. The best option here is to avoid water-based foundation formulas. Remember what happens when you mix oil and water? That’s what’s happening on your face. You might even encounter a similar issue if you’re heavily sweating or in humid weather. Luckily there’s plenty of wonderful matte foundations on the market that are oil-free and not water-based. 

Base products

All your products need to have a good relationship and complement each other like a team so you look your best. This includes your skincare process like cleansing, toning, moisturizing and priming. Sometimes just any toner or primer product won’t do. If you’re having this separation issue for the first time think of any new products you’ve added to your routine and its ingredients. Some pairing might not be working out with the particular foundation you are using. 

In conclusion, it bears repeating that you should throw away any expired makeup from your drawers. This could be the sign you needed for a little spring cleaning. However, the reality is that your foundation separating isn’t only because of a single reason each time. In fact, it can be due to a combination of these reasons. Being aware of all these aspects will have you be more conscious of what products using from A to Z and how to correctly pair them together for the best results.

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Nikkhil Advani Says ‘Rocket Boys’ Script Was Shared With The Scientists’ Families Earlier

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 05 Feb 2021Nikkhil Advani (Source: Instagram | @nikkhiladvani)

Nikkhil Advani‘s and Siddharth Roy Kapur are all set to produce on of their most ambitious projects yet, a space drama ‘Rocket Boys’. The series is set to retrace the life and achievements of some of our greatest scientists like Homi Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai & APJ Abdul Kalam.

This retelling is all about their contribution in the field of nuclear science and space research, and it also gives us a glimpse into their lives and their families. So, it was important for the producers to make sure they had all the necessary permissions from the respective families of the scientists to tell their stories to the world. Speaking to Mid-Day, producer Nikkhil Advani says that they had contacted the families in the early stages of scripting and were in touch with them throughout.

He told the publication:

The Sarabhai family is completely on board. The script was shared with them at an early stage. We have spoken to the family of Homi Bhabha, and they are keen to see an authentic story being made on the great scientists.

Out of the three personalities, we only know that Paatal Lok fame, Ishwak Singh is set to play Vikram Sarabhai. The director also shares that Mallika Sarabhai, the late scientist’s daughter, has also agreed to choreograph a few dance sequences that her mother performed in 1950.

The series is set to stream on Sony LIV and is directed by Abhay Pannu. They started shoot for it last month in Jaipur. Nikkhil informs that the 150-day schedule will be shot across Mumbai, Pune, Rajasthan, Mussourie, Cambridge and London. The UK schedule will happen post the COVID-induced lockdown restrictions relax.

I sure am super thrilled to see this interesting series come to life and can’t wait to know more about it!