Adieu Summer 2014?

 

Last long weekend of the summer is upon us already! Honestly with a long, long winter we appreciated summer more this year!

 

The first Monday of September, celebrated in Canada since the 1880’s, is marked as Labour Day on our calendars. And it is not just another long weekend, it is a day to mark the successful struggle of labour unions for more workers’ rights.

 

In style and fashion circles, it is the cut-off date for wearing white! It signifies the end of summer, and bringing on the darker, richer hues of Fall and Winter.

 

However, we are not done with our summers yet. We are going to prolong our summer vibe for as long as we possibly can!

 

For us summer was a time of some fabulous product launches. We celebrated summer lips with new shades added to our Lipsticks and Vitamin E Infused LipShines

 

Another product that got us and our fans equally excited was our new See The Light Powder Highlighter Duo in Golden Child. We can’t get enough of it and come winters, you can be sure that our summer glow is going to last a long time thanks to this beauty!

 

 

We also introduced new colours in our Silky Eyeshadow Duo’s range. These butter textured powders are intensely pigmented; the colour pay-off is as you see in the pan. They don’t crease or fade and you can mix and match them for a multitude of looks.

 

And finally, the Lightning Liners were our staple to look rested, awake and fresh despite partying hard through summer nights and losing on sleep!

 

Calm was one of the most unusual eyeliner colours, but also a popular one. Why would it not be, the cool toned lavender draws light to the eye area and chases away dark shadows and signs of fatigue. That is a key product in our make up bag for all seasons.

 

We are in no mood to bid adieu to our summer just yet. How about you?

 

photo credit: Grant MacDonald via photopin cc


Giveaway Time: Win A Pack Of LipShines!

 

 

Here’s another reason to get excited this Thursday. The first of course is that tomorrow is Friday, Hello Weekend! And secondly, we bring you yet another fabulous giveaway!

 

Carol Au Courant is a ‘mommy’ lifestyle blogger who was recently wowed by our LipShines.

 

Wind-proof, cake-proof, highly pigmented formula, Vasanti’s LipShine is not your regular lip gloss.

 

It is not just a shiny product sitting on your lips, these LipShines are infused with Vitamin E and anti-oxidants to condition and protect lips through their wear time.

 

We have quite an impressive colour range in our LipShines, there is sure to be something that is just your shade.  You can see them all here.

 

For this giveaway, we have partnered with Carol Au Courant to give away three prize packs with four of our LipShines, and matching jelly beans!

 

Now that’s a delicious prize, eh?

 

The contest is only open to our Canadian fans (excl QC) and ends September 2, 2014. Enter here, bonne chance!


Happiness Is…Loving Yourself, As You!

 

At Vasanti we believe in loving ourselves for what we are – our colour, the ‘imperfections’ that make us unique and ‘us’. Every day we are bombarded with images of ‘perfect’ cover girls, and a blitz of glamourous faces in ads that makes us wish we too were that ‘perfect’. But know what, ‘perfection’ is not all that great either.

 

We happened upon this video a few days ago and immediately saved it up to share with our fans on a Monday morning, just to start the week on an upbeat note.

 

Real women, for this video, were turned into ‘glamazons’ through make up artistry, professional lighting, camera angles, photography and of course the magical wand of ‘photoshopping’. Did they like their ‘perfected’ selves? They were not too chuffed with the results, see for yourself.


Around The World In Eyeshadows: Taj Mahal

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Summers are coming to an end and we have not done much of going around the world. So today we will head out to India and learn more about the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and a Vasanti Inspiration.

 

Taj Mahal or The Taj, as it is popularly known, was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1983 and labelled as a ‘Jewel of Muslim Art in India.’

 

The Taj is actually a momentous mausoleum complex that took nearly seventeen years to build. Construction on site, on the right bank of Yamuna River in present day Uttar Pradesh, India, started in 1631-32, at the behest of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He wanted a befitting and ever-lasting memorial built on the tomb of his most beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

 

According to UNESCO:

 

The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture. Its recognised architectonic beauty has a rhythmic combination of solids and voids, concave and convex and light shadow; such as arches and domes further increases the aesthetic aspect. The colour combination of lush green scape reddish pathway and blue sky over it show cases the monument in ever changing tints and moods. The relief work in marble and inlay with precious and semi-precious stones make it a monument apart. 

 

Every year, thousands of tourists and visitors visit the Taj and pose on the iconic ‘bench’. Also known as the Lady Diana’s Chair, the humble bench catapulted to legendary status for two reasons – for one it captured the Taj as a perfect back drop to the Princess, with all its regal, eternal loveliness, secondly, at a monument of love, Lady Di had sat and posed alone for photographers. It was at a time her marriage to Prince Charles was crumbling and sure enough, they announced their separation the same year.

 

Getting back to what makes the Taj famous, despite two tragic love stories associated with it, is the majesty and grandeur of its architecture and its façade, pure white marble. Ustad Ahmad Khan Lahauri is generally credited with the design of Taj, incorporating elements of major Islamic ‘styles’ of the time, Persian, Ottoman Turkish as well as the local Indian architecture.

 

Some of the most breath-taking sights of the Taj are at dawn and dusk, when sun rays hit its eastern and western faces. Its white marble is effused in tranquil shades of rose, golds, and creams, like time come to a standstill. At Vasanti we wanted to capture this magic moment in colours that lend elegance to the wearer, day or night, all year long. Enter Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Taj Mahal, a complementing duo of butter soft, pigment rich metallic champagne rose and luminescent cream, this duo evokes all the classic colour play that charms visitors to the Taj.

 

Timeless shades that are almost magical in capturing and reflecting light, Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Taj Mahal is our ode to the Taj, in all its splendour.