Friday 25 March 2016

From Desk to Dinner in Pastel and Shimmer

Waddup girlies? Freaking out in the heat?

Well, for the first time ever I'm not writing a blog post sitting in my room, but a cafe, sipping some chilled ice tea! Needless to say, summers are quite early but officially here, and I'm trying to play it cool with some pastels this season. Since spring is blooming up as well, I thought of creating a cool pastel look for you all, shot around some soothing greenery and blossoming flowers. Scroll down to take a look at a few pictures and outfit description!

shirt, leggings : StalkBuyLove | heels : Dorothy Perkins | bag : A Crush Story
belt : Jabong | necklace : Auhna Creations | sunglasses :

How often do we go out for dinner with friends, or colleagues for that matter? Hardly, but sometimes suddenly. To be honest, I like to dress comfy and keep my looks subtle during the summer months at work. But, if I have to go out in the evening for a sudden dinner, straight from work, I always have a switch mode on!

Like, recently I had to attend an important meeting in the day and had to rush to a dinner party from there itself. With no time to change in between, I opted for a full-sleeved formal shirt and a pair of ankle length leggings to suit the meeting dress code and add a few pieces to it later while rushing for the evening event! The pastel blue, cotton shirt with a lace embroidery on the shoulder and up-front on the chest, paired with black leggings that had sequin lining on the side appeared so elegant in the day as well as hinting the shimmer in the evening, that I thought of teaming the both together. The combo turned out to be really pretty & crisp, well both pieces from my favorite brand StalkBuyLove, had to be it! I secured the bloom of the shirt with a thin belt to give the appearance an edge and structure. Completed my simple look with a pair of white heels that matched the whole attire in the day as well as at night. As for the evening party, I added a gold choker necklace and carried a metallic bag to add the much needed shimmer to my look. And of course the sparkle on the leggings worked out in absolute perfection too! 

Also, let me just take a moment to thank A Crush Story for being really thoughtful and sending me this 'popcorn designer bucket bag', after seeing my Snapchat stories where I updated my love for popcorn on a regular basis. I just love the Garrat popcorn shop bag, its my current favorite bag of the season! The best part about it is its adjustable sling that helps me wear its as a cross body or a shoulder bag or just hold it like a clutch in hand. So sexy, I must say!

Very often working women face these situations of rushing for an evening event directly from their work, having no time to change in between. I would be really glad to know if this post could help any of you reading this and taking outfit inspiration from here. Let me know if it did or not. Also, follow me on instagram & facebook for daily OOTDs and other fun updates!

Photographed by : Exposure Imageries


Tuesday 15 March 2016

Be a Mesher with Mesh Bag

Hello lovely people, hope everyone's doing good! 

Today, let me just ask you something that I wanted to ask since long. Why do you come back here 'every single month', to read my blogs? You know the answer, say that in your mind. You like reading what I write and like seeing pictures attached. It interests you, right? So, what if I say, you can make yourself a little happier by getting yourself a monthly dose of a bag filled with super cool goodies that will interest you even more!

MESH BAG is a monthly subscription service that aims at being a pocket friendly store delivering happiness and satisfying their customers at the minimal cost. The bag & the products inside it change every month, everything to pamper yourself, especially hand-picked by them only for an everlasting experience by you!

So, Mesh Bag asked me to pick my favorite edition from their goodie bag collection recently, to review and if you know me well, you must have understood why did I pick this Halloween Edition from their website to show you guys! Of course, because its uber cool and so spooky and so funky! Though this edition was launched back in October last year but I just couldn't resist picking it now for all that is inside it made me love it even more! And, to specifically mention, the black canvas (jhola) bag, hand painted with pumpkin and skull prints looks really attractive as well.

The bag contains some of my favorite contents, as listed below : 

1. Devil Emoji Cushion : Made of velvet and filled with poly fibre. Extremely soft to put under head. You can place it on your bed or sofa, along with other cushions to add a little funky look to your room!

2. Glowing Pumpkins Head Wear : I'm quite sure you've seen those red devil horn head bands in the market often, but to my surprise Mesh Bag had these cute pumpkin ones which I wanted since so long. These are just perfect for any thematic house party you organize with friends and look your right best as a host!

3. Layered Chain : Oh yes! Mesh Bag sends across some fashion accessories too in your Halloween edition bag. This layered chain is in rage these days. Polished with gold, you can wear it casually or complete a regular office look, its really versatile! 

4. Midi Rings : A set of midi rings comes in the bag too, for you to stack them up in your fingers, for any occasion. These rings oomph up your casual/party looks instantly! 

5. Bucket filled with candies : What's a Halloween without some candies?! This was like a must that you had to find as one of the goodies in this bag edition, eh? And it contains - color changing gum (too spooky), some extremely sour candies (so much fun), marshmallows (really yum), and a lollipop (I can die for it)!

6. Maybelline Colossal Mascara : Something related to beauty, yes! To define your eyes like never before, Maybelline launched its new volume express mascara last year and Mesh Bag added it to their Halloween edition for you to not worry about not being able to get it. I had been running away from makeup since always but mascara is definitely one thing you'll always find in my bag now.

7. Snapback Cap : A new era, sun cap always comes in use, no matter its winters or summers or whichever season of the year! I love wearing caps mostly with a casual outfit. It gives me a rock chic feel and more importantly, saves me face from the direct sun (like yeah, that's why we all call it a snapback sun cap, eh?).

You get a big canvas bag, seven different fun goodies at a price of 1500/-! What? That's it! Damn, this should've started when I was in school. I could have collected so many since then. AH! Well, better late than never, let's go today, subscribe to the monthly service of Mesh Bag and experience unlimited happiness!

tee : Cult Fiction | jeans : Mango | shoes : SheSense | bag : Mesh Bag

If you liked reading this post, do let me know in the comments below because I love to hear from you people! 
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Photographed by : Nahid Saman


Friday 4 March 2016

Skincare Essentials with Love, for All

Hey everyone! Hope you all are doing good! Well, some of you must be under stress because of your exams but worry not, because they're going to get over anyways and I know you'll rock it all, loves!

Its been quite sometime since a lot of you were wanting me to share some of my daily skincare essentials for a healthy, smooth and glowing skin. So, today I've got some of my most used products, not just for summers or winters but that I use throughout the year! And the good part is, these ones are not just for my girlies, but you guys out there too (who keep asking me to share something for ya'll as well)!

Now, we all want a picture-perfect, flawless skin. Clear skin is one of the main elements of a person’s beauty; but why just the face? Your over all body skin needs to stay healthy because it helps you feel happy & confident as well. Basically, your skin care regimen and lifestyle habits are the primary predictors of your skin’s health. Some of the leading factors that take a toll on the quality and texture of your skin are stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, pollution, damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, excessive smoking and drinking alcohol. But, end that remorse now. I've got you some really good products that once you use, you'll never want to replace them with anything else or give up! Take a quick look at my favorites below and decide for yourself...

1. Mild Soaps from SHUDDHI HERBALS - Since this post is about your over all body skin, the first new products I've started using since the start of this year are these soaps. Now you'll ask, what's so special about these, because they look regular? Well, not so regular I may say, and these are extremely beneficial for a smooth skin, since they're naturally handmade, and are so mild on your skin that leave the softest feel for you to perceive! The Lavender Soap (purple) has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It has a calming and relaxing effect that soothes your senses after the first bath itself! And, coming to the Soft Touch Soap (pink), that is like the best piece I've ever bathed with. Such a mind-blasting aroma and the super moisturising effect makes my skin feel like the new born baby's! Its been 2 months straight and I'm just on to order some more of it in bulk now, from HERE.

2. Coffee Cream Soap from FUSCHIA VKARE - Its not that I really like to experiment with new things for my skin, but I just had to try this scrub soap from Vkare. Where on one hand I use the mild soaps during my morning bath, in the evening I prefer using a scrub soap to clear off all the dead skin and the dullness acquired after having a stressful day! This soap contains coffee that certainly has a number of benefits for your skin; from treating redness and inflammation to reducing the appearance of under-eye circles, to getting rid of cellulite! By incorporating caffeine into your skin care routine you can reveal evenly toned smooth skin all over your body. The best part is, you can use this soap on your face too, so ditch that facewash in the evening and start using this yummy, aromatic soap to get a healthy, glowing skin!

3Bath Salt from FUSCHIA VKARE - The best way to refresh you after a long tiring day is to soak yourself in some bath salt and lavender being my favorite, I chose this one (as you can see in the pictures above). Simply add the bath salt to your bath water, allow the salts to swirl around gently as you take a deep breath, lie back and unwind in your own personal bath, or scrub gently on your body for exfoliation. (For foot use approximate 20-30gms of salt and for bath use 50gms-80gms bath salt, in warm water). It has several benefits to mention, it helps relax sore muscles, eliminate body aches and pains in joints and muscles, relieves Stress, rejuvenates skin by removing dead skin cells leaving the skin revived, comfortable & healthy looking. This detoxifying delicately scented bath salt provides warm, intense, rich aroma turning an ordinary bath into a relaxing and fragrant retreat. It also contains mineral-rich sea salt to reduce fluid retention & promote circulation, blended with Epsom salt that detoxifies by drawing impurities from skin. Me and my skin feels delighted after using this bath salt, and I strongly recommend you to try it!

4. Anti-Ageing Night Cream from FUSCHIA VKARE - If you follow me on Snapchat, you must have noticed my first reaction towards this product sent to me by Vkare, I asked them in the story, do I look old or you want me to never have wrinkles in real? I asked myself, do anti-ageing creams really work for a 22 aged? Well, after actually trying this night cream on my skin, I can simply say, 'I.feel.good!' Arabian Jasmine oil clarifies, hydrates & heals skin, prevents from sagging and keeps the skin firm. Free of parabens, artificial tints  &  synthetic  perfumes, this cream helps to restore the essential oils that is robbed off due to the hassles of daily life. The revitalizing and anti-ageing action helps you to keep those years in check. According to skin care experts it is during the night that our skin repairs itself. The toxins accumulated during the day are also flushed out. The skin begins the healing process and also produces the natural oils helping to keep it moisturised. The fact that we are not constantly exposed to the elements that harms our skin, like pollution and the rays of the sun, during the night, further helps the effectiveness of the cream! Tips :  It is best to apply the night cream at least an hour before you go to sleep and should be left on for a minimum of eight hours. Night creams should be washed off in the morning and never use a night cream during the day. --- I've now been using it on a regular basis, and I feel refreshed as I wake up in the morning and of course with a glowing face, the day goes brighter!

5. Aloe Moisturizer from PLUM - If you know me well, you know that I hate to compromise when it comes to moisturizing my skin. I always have carried and still keep a moisturizer in my bag whenever I leave home! I just can't let it be, just doesn't happen, because I hate seeing skin scales emerging. I came across this brand called Plum Goodness recently and got this aloe vera day moisturizer for myself to try on because of its fragrance, to be specific! Its addictive. It is now for me the perfect day cream for dry and sensitive skin that keeps your face nourished, hydrated and most importantly, glowing! Completely free of silicones, petroleum products and colorants, filled with the goodness of organic aloe juice, vitamin E and relaxing natural oils. Use it on your face, or hands, or anywhere, this is the perfect pick if you're looking for a pure, everyday moisturizer for naturally radiant skin! Get yours from HERE.

Well, its a fact that using good daily skincare products in a routine can dramatically improve the look and feel of our skin. Just a few steps every day will take tired, dull, unhealthy skin to bright, fresh and glowing in no time. Plus, research shows that making the right skincare choices now can have an impact on the health and appearance of your skin in the long term! So a little effort every day means healthy, happy skin now, and in years to come. Follow my recommendations and I'm sure you'll start feeling the changes in your skin for better. And you can always thank me later! ;) 

Do let me know if you have any questions or suggestions in context to this post, I'll be more than happy to revert back! 

Photographed by : Exposure Imageries