Trend Alert: Pantone Colour Of The Year 2014 – Radiant Orchid

2013 is coming to an end and its time to say bye-bye to Emerald and hello to Radiant Orchid – Pantone Colour of the year 2014. This is the colour you will be seeing everywhere in 2014. From fashion on the runway, to art to home decor and just about everywhere.

An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. – Pantone

Pantone says the shade can be paired with lavender, purple and pink for an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid garments will give both men and women a rosy glow, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Interior designers can use it to complement olive-green, teal, turquoise or yellow, or to lift neutrals such as grey and cream.

Here is some Radiant Orchid inspiration, from me to you.

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Some previous colour of the years:

  • Emerald (2013)
  • Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • Honeysuckle (2011)
  • Turquoise (2010)
  • Mimosa (2009)
  • Blue Iris (2008)
  • Chili Pepper (2007)
  • Sand Dollar (2006)
  • Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • Tigerlily (2004)
  • Aqua Sky (2003)
  • True Red (2002)
  • Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • Cerulean (2000)

What do you think of Radiant Orchid?

This or That Beauty Tag

Hello beautiful people! I have seen a ‘This or That Beauty Tag’ floating around recently and thought of giving it a go. I have always loved fun tags!

This or That Beauty Tag

This or That Beauty Tag

Makeup

blush or bronzer: Blush. I am yet to figure out the art of bronzing.
lip gloss or lipstick: Umm… I am a gloss person only if it is Lancome Juicy Tubes. Out of all the different brands of gloss I have tried, these are the only ones I love. If it is too windy, I opt for lipsticks, mainly because I don’t want my hair to get stuck on my lips.
eye liner or mascara: Mascara. I suck at applying eye liner. And especially with the liquid ones. Prefer the gel ones though and those that resemble a pen or come with a felt tip.
foundation or concealer: I prefer using both. But if I have to go with just one, then it is foundation, hands down!
neutral or color eye shadow: Colour eye shadows! Although either ways, I am yet to learn the art of applying eyeshadow properly.
pressed or loose eye shadows: Pressed. Never tried loose eye shadows.
brushes or sponges: Brushes!

Nails

OPI or china glaze: I haven’t tried any of these. I have tried only 3 brands of nail polishes – Revlon, Sally Hansen and Maybelline, in the recent years.
Long or short: Short. And sometimes somewhere between long and short.
Acrylic or natural: Natural. Never tried acrylic.
Brights or darks: I love brights!
Flower or no flower: I don’t know what this means!

Body

perfume or body splash: Perfumes, baby! I love them. Never tried body splash.
lotion or body butter: Lotion. Never tried body butter.
body wash or soap: Body wash
lush or other bath company: I usually use Dove body wash. Yet to try others.

Fashion

jeans or sweat pants: Jeans!
long sleeve or short: Depends on my waxing situation and the weather. Prefer short sleeves though.
dresses or skirts: Skirts. Trying to graduate to dresses.
stripes or plaid: Stripes!
flip flops or sandals: Sandals!
scarves or hats: Scarves. Just can’t get around to wear a hat for long periods of time. I wear it for a while and then it is in my hands.
studs or dangly earrings: Dangly earrings. Occasionally, studs!
necklaces or bracelets: Necklaces. I have had a phase long ago when I used to have a arm party and pile on bracelets. Now, since many years I like my wrists free. I do however wear 2 thin gold bangles on my arm every day which my mum had given to me when I got married.
heels or flats: I love heels, but I prefer comfort. Hence, flats!
cowboy boots or riding boots: Err… I don’t know what’s this and what’s that. Hence, can’t say!
jacket or hoodie: Jackets! At home, hoodies!
forever 21 or charlotte russe: Never tried any of these!
abercombie or Hollister: Err… I don’t know what these are!
saks 5th or nordstrom: Well, yet to try either of these!

Hair

curly or straight: I prefer my hair straight, which usually it isn’t! It’s mostly wavy unless and until I make an effort to straighten it out after every wash. I do, however prefer nice bouncy curls occassionly.
bun or ponytail: Buns! A messy bun – not out of choice those! Try to master the art of getting a nice beautiful bun!
bobby pins or butterfly clips: Bobby pins, but hardly ever use them! What are butterfly clips?
hair spray or gel: Hair Spray! But neither of these fall in my ‘at home’ routine!
long or short: Long! It’s been eons since I’ve had short hair.
light or dark: Dark!
side sweep bangs or full bangs: Sometimes this, sometimes that. Prefer side ones, but occasionally end up with full bangs!
up or down: Usually, down! Always up, when I am at home!

Random

Rain or shine: Shine!
Summer or winter: I would say ‘spring’! I don’t like it when it is too cold or too hot!
Fall or spring: The ever beautiful spring!
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate! I like vanilla too!
East coast or west coast: I live on the east coast of Australia. Hence, east!

I would like to tag anyone and everyone who wants to take up this fun tag! You can send me your links in the comment box below and I would love to hop over and read up your blog post!

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xoxo

PA

In love with CASHHIMI designer handbags

Today I am carrying this ultra gorgeous CASHHIMI bag by Luxury Accessories Designer Cenan Abas Sel.

Luxurious and Feminine – these handcrafted CASHHIMI bags evoke DESIRE!

Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Adriana Lima, Martha Stewart, Condoleezza Rice, Queen and Princesses of Saudi Arabia love flaunting CASHHIMI on the red carpet and off it!

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Blue @CASHHIMI stingray – love the versatile strap!

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My new @CASHHIMI bag and it comes in a beautiful silken bag!

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I love the versatility associated with CASHHIMI bags – they can be carried everywhere from the red carpet to a date night. With jeans or with gowns – style it the way you want! And I am in awe of the various exotic skins that are used such as python, ostrich, crocodile, lizard, alligator, chicken or ostrich leg, stingray, salmon, shark…. wow! I have the stingray one.

You know what I am excited about the most – carrying a celebrity brand! I carried it to the shopping mall today and people asked me about the bag – where is it from… which brand it… etc. I almost felt like a mini celebrity 😀

I am loving my new CASHHIMI :)

You can check out the entire CASHHIMI collection here – [website]

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2013 Fashion Trend Alert: Safety Pins! Yes, you read that right :)

The latest fashion trend this year is safety pin jewelry and accessories. Tom Binns’ is known for his safety pin jewelry. Now he has collaborated with accessories genius Charlotte Olympia to create a limited edition capsule collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition.

This amazing designer collection includes shoes and handbags with names like ‘Dolly Riot’ (a metallic pump) and ‘Punk Pandora’ (a satin clutch).

Charlotte Olympia’s classic kitty flats are also getting a makeover for the collaboration. The new ‘Anarchy Kitty’ smoking slippers is set to feature neon stitching and a safety pin nose piercing.

Fashion Trend Alert : Safety Pins

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How cute is this Anarchy Kitty’ smoking slippers with neon stitching and a safety pin nose piercing!

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‘Dolly Riot’ metallic pump with gold safety pins

purses handbags with safety pins

‘Punk Pandora’ pink satin clutch with gold safety pins

Safety pins that make you look all the more chic!

So get those safety pins out and flaunt them.

Stay sexy!

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ASOS £100 Shopping Voucher: International Giveaway

Hello!

It is BA’s Blogging Anniversary – 5 years! You have come a long way, my darling sister 😀

To celebrate this wonderful journey, we are having an International Giveaway Contest.

We’ve got an ASOS Gift Voucher to give away to the value of  £100 to one lucky person! And it’s a worldwide giveaway. So whether you are based in Australia, India, United States or just about anywhere in the world – you can enter 😀
£100 is roughly around 146 Australian Dollars (AUD) or 8300 Indian Rupees (INR). You can go to any online currency converter and see how much it is in your currency.
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Imagine all the shopping you can do with it on ASOS 😀

To enter the giveaway:
1. Like our Facebook Page
2. Follow us on Twitter and Tweet about the contest – Enter @awesome_sisters #giveaway on theawesomesisters.com to win £100 @asos shopping voucher Follow and RT
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4. Comment on any blog post on this blog – ANY!
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Contest closes 30 April 2013