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,

Monday, 13 October 2014

NIVEA GIVEAWAY | Whitening Sensitive Deodorants

Hi my beauties,

This month is giveaway month!! ^_^ I'm running another contest on my blog, this time it's a NIVEA giveaway, where 3 lucky winners get an exciting hamper of assorted products from Nivea! :) Yaaay!

Nivea White Sensitive deodorant helps you get rid of dark, patchy underarms while caring for the skin since it has 0% alcohol. It gives you the freedom to #gosleeveless! 

Nivea recently launched a range of whitening deodorants with 0% alcohol, I had to read that twice.. 0% alcohol??!! PHEW. I was so relieved when I found out, I'm fed up of using products that contain alcohol! 

To qualify for this give away, here are the guidelines to follow:

1. Follow my blog 
2. LIKE my Facebook page
3. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel- www.youtube.com/akritisachdev
4. Follow me on Instagram @mesmereyesmakeup
5. Give a quirky tag-line (under 15 words) on 0% alcohol deodorants! (You must type your tag-line in this blog, on the comments section at the bottom of this page AND also type it on instagram and end it with #nivea #gosleeveless #mesmereyesmakeup #giveaway) 

Come on guys, put your thinking caps on and get creative! :D I'm looking forward to all your comments! Please do participate, let's have some fun!! The contest will close in 7-10 days, the team at Nivea will choose the top 3 winners who will receive an exciting Nivea hamper delivered to your doorstep! 

Good luck and lots of love,
Akriti :) 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

GIVEAWAY | 3 Year Anniversary | India

Ahhhhh!! 3 years and counting!! Thank you guys for your unconditional love, support and encouragement! This video is dedicated to each and every one of you'll, who have stood by me through my wonderful journey! It's time I give back to YOU guys!! :* 

Watch this video to find out the rules to enter the giveaway :)

This hamper includes exciting goodies from Party in a Box Chennai, a Sally Hansen 18 Hour Protective Hand Cream, a Bed Head 'Small Talk' Thickifier and a perfume by Orifalme- More by Demi! 

One lucky winner gets this hamper worth Rs.6,500 delivered to your doorstep! (provided you live in India! :)

The contest closes in 10 days, on 21-10-2014


Thanks a ton everyone!

Tight hugs,
Akriti :) 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Classic Black Smokey Eyes | Video | Indian Skintone

It's here it's here!!

Classic black smokey eyes is a versatile look that flatters Indian complexion and is a top favourite amongst Bollywood actresses, be it Rani Mukherjee or Kareena Kapoor! You can experiment with pretty much any colour by replacing it with the black eyeshadow! It's one of those sexy, sultry looks that will never go out of fashion... team it up with any outfit from your wardrobe and look like you're straight off the runway!!

Watch this video to learn how to rock this look and stand out from the crowd!! :D 

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel, like the video and comment below!! :D 

Have an amazing day,

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

My 25th Birthday Look!

Hey guys!! Before I went out for dinner with my friends, I decided to shoot a video of my "birthday look" :D  I wore an embroidered white sequence dress from Topshop, curled my hair and attached an emerald green necklace for a princessy look, haha! :)

Here is the video! :)

Hope you enjoy it, please do comment and tell me what you think! Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! :)



Sunday, 14 September 2014

Mesmereyes Makeup Brushes launching soon!

It's official!! Mesmereyes Makeup Brushes launching soon in India!! :D I'm so excited to collaborate with a renowned brush manufacturer and design a limited edition brush kit which will be sold across India! :) The majority of the brushes will have natural hair- cruelty free! It will take a couple of months for the launch since it will take me a while to test the brushes, wash them, ensure they are of superior quality, finalize on the design and colour.. I'm not going to give the green signal until I'm 100% satisfied with the brush quality and durability! 

I'm so so excited about this new venture, can't wait for the madness to begin!! I will update you guys once the sample have reached, would love to hear your inputs with regards to the design and colour.. hehe! 

Have a great sunday!


Friday, 12 September 2014

How to clean your makeup brushes!

Hiiii lovelies!!! 

Here is an informative video on how to clean your makeup brushes! It took me 2 days to edit this video to make it short and crisp (from a 40 minute footage to 9 mins) 

I'm soooooo thrilled to announce that I will be launching my line of brushes in a few months- Mesmereyes Makeup brushes which are 100% cruelty free! At the moment, I'm choosing 12 brushes as part of the kit, I'm yet to finalize on the design and colour! Soooo excited!!

Please tell me what you thought of the video, would love your feedback! Like the video and subscribe to my channel for easy peasy makeup tips!

Much love,