Tuesday, 16 December 2014

South Indian Muhurtham Makeover | Video | Tutorial

In this video, we transformed Vasudha into a pretty South Indian Bride (for a day!) I sprayed airbrush makeup to give her a subtle yet natural look which is high definition, water resistant and sweat resistant. Gold and copper eyeshadows beautifully enhanced her eyes and complemented her saree. The blouse we chose was a relatively modern blouse to give a twist to the traditional look! Hope you enjoy the South Indian Muhurtham video, do comment below and let me know! :) 

For bridal queries, contact Rashida on +919884340077 :) 



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Have a beautiful day!

Love,
Akriti

Sunday, 7 December 2014

5 ways to wear red jeans!


Red denims are a must-have in every girl's wardrobe! Not only is it super hot and sexy, but it's also an attractive color that will instantly uplift your mood when you're having a bad day! This is my first fashion video, I really hope you enjoy the 5 easy ways to wear red jeans! :) Scroll down to find out where I bought my outfits from!



1. White top- Zara
2. Navy blue striped top- FCUK
3. Black lace top- Forever New
4. Beige embroidered top- Promod
5. Leopard print top- Zara

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Love,
Akriti

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

5 things you don't know about me

Most of you all only know me as a Bridal Makeup Artist, Blogger, Vlogger and Trainer..  I decided to shoot this video after reading emails from you guys, asking me about my life outside work :) 

So here it is, a video where I open up about my true personality, talk about what I love doing and reveal a funny feature that I bet you don't know! 





Comment below and share the 5 random things that define you, it'll be fun!! 

Have a nice day,
Akriti

Sunday, 23 November 2014

My cinnamon highlights | Hair

For 2 years now,  I've resisted the urge to highlight my hair, reminding myself that colouring can lead to more hair damage on my dry hair. I spend a lot of time with my Hairstylist Dolma who is an expert with haircuts, styling and colouring! Right before we left to Goa for a destination wedding, she got herself a cute bob cut with gorgeous mahogany streaks that sat so beautifully on her silky smooth hair! I was surprised at how her new look chopped off not only her hair, but also took away 10 years, making her look much younger!!




So on our flight journey, this was the topic of discussion.

I  have major issues with my dry, frizzy hair which can be very unmanageable at times! I've always wanted to add streaks to my hair, without drying it out further and making it look frizzier! Since I wanted a very subtle look, with a hint of colour, Dolma suggested to go for deep reds, mahogany, and browns instead of the lighter golds and browns. Lighter hues draw more attention to frizzy hair so stay away from them unless your hair is healthy and shiny! Plus, I always wanted a reddish brown since it looks amazing on Indian complexion... The moment Dolma suggested I go for a shade called "Cinnamon", my face lit up!! I love cinnamon everything- mixing it in my oats, sprinkling it on top f my coffee, baking cinnamon truffles and even applying it on my face as a mask! 

Even better, Dolma advised me to go for 2 shades - cinnamon and hazelnut.. now how could I say no to that!!??? So she went ahead and alternated between these two beautiful shades to cut the monotony of one colour! 











Dolma gave me a voluminous blow dry after, which lasted me for 2 days! Yes, my weekend was sorted. 

To protect my colored hair, I bought the Wella Professionals shampoo and conditioner (for coloured hair) since it works amazing to keep your hair healthy and shiny! Oh and after your first hair wash, the colour will stand out even more! :)




I absolutely love the haircut and streaks she gave me, I just can't get enough of them!! ^_^

Guess what... For those of you who want to get a haircut or colour from Dolma, she is offering a 20% discount on salon services to all Mesmereyes Makeup followers!! :D Yaaay! Her salon is in Luz Church Road (Mylapore) and her number is +919884759596. 

Hope you guys like the highlights as much as I do! :P Gosh, it's amazing how a new hairdo can make you feel so fabulous!! ;)

Have a beautiful day!

Mwah,
Akriti

Sunday, 16 November 2014

How to curl your hair using a straightener

Okay, I have to admit.. I'm not very good with hair! :S This is the only technique I've learnt because when I studied in Manchester, all of my best friends were pros with hair and makeup! I watched them everyday, while they got ready for class, and wondered when and how I would ever be able to do the same! So I practiced and practiced, and finally I've managed to get it right! Haha :P

So this is my first hair tutorial where I take you through a step by step process on how to curl your hair using a straightener or flat iron. This is one of the easiest ways to get gorgeous curly, bouncy hair that stays on for long! If you're a beginner with hair, please turn off the straightener and practice this technique a couple of times to get a hang of it! Remember to use a heat protector spray before you begin to minimize hair damage.. Good luck! Hope you liked it.. Do comment below and tell me what you think!


Lots of love,
Akriti

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

I've got Eyelash Extensions!

What do Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and I have in common? EYELASH EXTENSIONS!! :)



I was recently invited by NOVALASH in Delhi to try on a full set of temporary eyelash extensions... I couldn't resist since I LOVE long, voluminous lashes! As of now, they cost Rs.4,500 for a set of lashes and they last around 5 weeks which is pretty cool, ideal for bride-to-be's! 

Imagine waking up every morning with gorgeous lashes without  having to apply any mascara!! ^_^

You can watch the video below to find out more about the lashes and my experience with synthetic eyelash extensions! :)



Have a fabulous day!!

Love,
Akriti

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

My Dove Ad | Dove Face Wash | #ReasonsToSmile


What makes me smile? ICE CREEAAAAM!! ^_^ That's the first thing that came to my mind when Dove India contacted me! :D  Infact, when we were shooting for that particular shot, the director paused, made me re-take the shot and said "Akriti, please take a smaller bite!" Haha! :P  

                       


So I arrived in Mumbai a few days earlier for wardrobe trials as we had to finalize a look that was very "me". It was a pleasure to work with Tasneem, the stylist for the shoot.. She created a simple yet chic look which I was extremely comfortable in- beige denims and a crisp white top from Zara! :) I love pearls so we went for classy pearl earrings and a simple pearl necklace from Accessorize (my fav!) 

Keeping myself hydrated and eating biryani at 1am! Haha :D 

I was blown away when I reached the sets.. It was AMAZING!! They pay attention to detail, and I mean minute details like the colour of a book kept on the side of a table or the position of a flower which was completely out of focus but still shows in the frame or even a scratch on the table which could hardly be seen.. 

Lights. Camera. Action

I wish I could take this home!

How pretty is that??
Overall, I had a blast shooting for the Dove face wash ad- I felt like a queen sitting on a throne in my vanity! Haha... to be very honest, I felt bad and guilty at the same time when I was given so much attention!! :P

I hope you guys enjoy watching the ad! Do check out the face washes, they come in 3 variations- Deep Pore, Beauty Moisture, Go Fresh.. Choose the one that suits your skin type: Normal/Dry/Oily. You need less than a pea-sized amount of the face wash since a little goes a long way! These face washes form a velvety lather that removes dirt and grime from your face, you'll feel clean and refreshed after! :)

I would love to know what puts a smile on your face! Comment below and tell me, what are YOUR #ReasonsToSmile! :)

Keep smiling! :D

Lots of love and hugs,
Akriti