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Old flames, first love and all that valentine’s nostalgia. Regardless of your relationship status, love is for everyone and is the perfect reason to celebrate everything that makes you happy – including the way you look!
On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, Chandrika Mahendra, Principal Scientist, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company shares a few interesting ideas to help you celebrate beauty with love.
Wear a Natural Smile – A natural lip balm with a tint of red for soft, supple and shiny lips is sure to lift your mood up.
V-Day Tip: A DIY scrub early morning with almond oil and sugar crystals will ensure your lips are smooth and supple throughout the day.
Pure Skin Facial – A regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing (CTM) will remove impurities like dust and pollution. Use a gentle scrub to exfoliate dead skin, blackheads and clogged pores. Follow it up with a moisturizing face pack to reveal pure and soft skin and then get ready with a fresh face after that facewash.
V-Day Tip: Remove the face pack after 10 minutes to retain your skin’s natural moisture.
Bring Hair Alive – Try a DIY home spa, a day before Valentine’s Day. Massage your scalp with a herbal hair oil followed by a warm towel wrap. It helps the oil penetrate deeper into your hair for extra nourishment. Wash your hair with herbal shampoo and conditioner to remove the oil. End this routine with herbal hair cream on your scalp and strands of your hair. Massage gently and wash it off after 15 minutes.
V-Day Tip: Moisturize your strands with a herbal detangler. It will add shine and smoothness to rough and brittle hair.
Define your eyes naturally – Keep your eyes hydrated with a herbal kajal. Apply it gently on your eyelid for bright and attractive eyes.
V-Day Tip: Dust some powder under your eye skin before applying the Kajal, it helps in absorbing excess oil.
The Purest Feeling – You wouldn’t want flaky skin to upset your mood. Use a creamy lotion to moisturize your skin from head to toe.
V-Day Tip: Treat your skin to a luxurious body lotion immediately after bathing. Your skin will absorb the lotion faster and stay moisturized for long.
Sparkling Smile – Nothing can beat a sparkling white smile, especially on occasions like this. It showcases confidence, positive attitude and happiness.
V-Day Tip: A non-chemical bleach toothpaste with natural enzymes will help you get whiter teeth. Enzymes present in Papaya called papain and in Pineapple called bromelain act as mild whitening agents that safely remove stains, making them sparkling white.
Compliment your perfect look with a fresh floral scent. The fragrance is sure to make your moment perfect!
You could share your quick fix’s with me in the comment section below for the VDay.
That’s about it folks! Until next time, XOXO.
The Trench coat is the most versatile piece of clothing that can be teamed up with pretty much everything. Be it rain, wind or shine, trench coats are a closet must – have for every girl. Whether you pick a classic khaki style or opt for one with modern updates, the result will always be timeless and chic. Here are a few tips you can keep in mind when opting to wear the trench coat:
1 – With the winter season still lingering around on and off, you can opt for the layered look with the trench coat. There are a variety of options in terms of fabric so try out the lighter ones that look stylish and keeps you warm too.
2 – Jeans, leggings, dresses or even shorts, you can team the trench coat with pretty much everything.
3 – Trench coat teamed up with your office wear works well too. Don a formal look with a trouser and a shirt and then wear the trench coat around and team it up with a pair of heels. It is sure to make heads turn.
4 – You can also wear the trench coat with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a t-shirt and a stylish pair of pumps. Just add the right pair of shades and strut through the streets.
5 – You can definitely NOT wear the trench coat on an Indian wear. Although if you are slim and trim, the trench coat can make you look classy when teamed with a sari.
6 – Team your trench coat with a stylish pair of boots, flats, heels, gladiators and more. Make your pick according to what suits you the best. So how are you wearing your trench trend and with what?! Share the same with me in the comment section below 🙂
That’s about it folks. Until next time, XOXO.
Subtly seductive and impactful, “Marsala”, as said by the colour forecasters has been the pantone colour of the year, 2015. Marsala is an intense shade of brownish wine mixed with a hint of rust. The colour has a rich, earthy appeal. This colour being extremely versatile, can be used in all possible fabrics like leather, wool and silk in winter and linen, cotton or even lighter fabrics during summer. Marsala is a glamorous colour that suits almost all skin tones. “It goes best with a warn skin tone and at the same time provides the right pop of colour to fair- complexioned women. the best part about this colour is that despite being an earthy shade, it adds just the right amount of glamour required for both a day or night look,” says make-up and beauty expert Aakriti Kochar (as read in the newspapers TOI, Sunday 1st Feb 2105). Here’s how you can embrace this sophisticated and stylish hue effortlessly on your clothes, lips and bags etc.
That’s about it folks, until next time XOXO.
DISNEY INDIA AND SATYA PAUL ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF ‘DISNEY MONO POP BY SATYA PAUL’ INSPIRED BY MICKEY AND MINNIE MOUSE Mumbai, December 03, 2014: Disney has teamed up with iconic Indian fashion brand, Satya Paul to launch a stylish retro-modern collection titled ‘Disney Mono Pop by Satya Paul’. The collection was launched at a soirée hosted at the Satya Paul store in the Palladium Mall, Mumbai, with Bollywood actress Esha Gupta looking gorgeous in a stunning ‘Minnie Mono Pop saree’ from the collection. The event was attended by Mumbai’s stylish glitterati, from the likes of Mandira Bedi, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Masaba Gupta, Shaheen Abbas, Vidya Malwade, Dipti Bhatnagar and many others. Inspired by the unique interpretations of iconic Disney characters, the Satya Paul design studio has created a nostalgic collection that reflects and reminisces the evolution of Mickey and Minnie over the years. The idea was to render the characters in monochrome to being washed in Sepia, finding hints of color in their latest avatar, with pop hues and strong graphics. This collaboration pays homage to these iconic characters by fusing them with one of India’s classic sartorial drapes- the Saree. The collection takes you on a retrospective journey through Disney’s famous artworks, earlier interpretations, rendering techniques and fantastical vision and comprises of tunics, scarves, stoles, ties and accessories in addition to the sarees. Pricing has been positioned to make the collection accessible to a larger audience, with printed sarees starting at INR 11995 along with ready-to-wear and accessories priced at INR 2995 onwards. This collection will launch at retail in December 2014 onwards through 10 flagship Satya Paul stores across five cities. It will also be e-tailed through an exclusive tie-up with Jabong.com, one of the leading online fashion brands in the country. “Disney is a multi-generation brand with characters that continue to inspire fashion designers globally. We are delighted to collaborate with Satya Paul to lend their creative expertise in designing this inspiring range for fashion conscious fans. Our halo collaborations have always created unique offerings which keeps us at the helm of the creative fashion business in India and worldwide”, said Abhishek Maheshwari, VP and Head, Consumer Products, Disney India. “For three decades now, the Satya Paul design studio has been synonymous with distinct print innovation and ground breaking design. Therefore, our collaboration with Disney is an exciting platform to extend the brand’s core vision and we are looking forward to launching this Global Indian line inspired by two of Disney’s iconic characters”, said Sanjay Kapoor, managing director at Genesis Colors, the holding company for Satya Paul. Inspiring talented designers the world over, cultural icons Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, continue to be in high demand with leading international luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Elie Saab. This year these characters will be recreated in Satya Paul’s signature print fabrications on women’s apparel & accessories along with selected men’s accessories. This season, find your joie-de-vivre with this specially crafted Global Indian line brought to you with Disney by Satya Paul. Disney Monopop by Satya Paul_Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Saree Rs 11,995. Rashmi Nigam in Disney Monopop by Satya Paul. Abhishek Maheshwari- VP & Head, Consumer Products, Disney India, Siddharth Roy Kapur-MD, Disney India, Esha Gupta, Actress (Fame Raaz 3 & Humshakals) Sanjay Kapoor, Managing director at Genesis Colors. Dilshad Khambatta & Vidya Malwade in Disney Monopop by Satya Paul. Esha Gupta in Disney Monopop by Satya Paul. Mandira Bedi in the Disney Monopop by Satya Paul Saree. Disney Monopop by Satya Paul Mickey & Minnie Mouse patchwork Scarf Rs 2,495. Disney Monopop by Satya Paul- Minnie Mouse Bow Tunic Rs 2,995. That’s about it folks. Until next time, XOXO
Sunday, 11th January, 2015 is said to be the most awaited night for the Hollywood fans as they witness the red carpet of the 2015 Golden Globes held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lets take a look at who wore what on this starry night.
That’s about it folks.
Until next time, XOXO
As they have rightly said it, “Your hair is the ball gown that you never take off”. SO why not take the best care possible and keep looking your best with healthier hair possible always. 😉 Never before has a professional hair care technology got hair so close to natural perfection! With the launch of the new BC Hairtherapy with the Cell Perfector technology, Schwarzkopf Professional is setting new standards in hair care. And yes with the use of this new Schwarzkopf Professional BC Hairtherapy range my hair feels perfectly conditioned, healthy and beautiful. Let’s take a look at the BC Hairtherapy products:
Repair Rescue Deep Nourishing Shampoo: A solution for damaged hair. The shampoo ensures long-lasting and in-depth regeneration of the hair after just one wash. It cleanses, nourishes and detangles extremely damaged hair. The formula with new Cell Perfector Technology and higher concentration of Proteolipids works at a cellular level to intensely seal the cuticle and restore the inner structure for natural strength and elasticity.
Application: Apply a sensible amount of quantity as per hair requirement into wet hair. Wash your hair generously and rinse it off.
My rating: 3 stars
Repair Rescue Conditioner: A basic solution for damaged hair types. It has the new Cell Perfector Technology and higher concentration of Proteolipids to detangle the hair while intensely sealing the hair cuticle, restoring natural strength and elasticity to damaged hair at a cellular level.
Application: Apply a sensible amount of quantity as per hair requirement into wet hair and rinse it off after a time of 5 minutes.
My rating: 3 stars
Repair Rescue Deep Nourishing Treatment: Perfect for damaged hair. This hair mask provides ultimate in-depth repair even for dry, damaged hair. It has the new Cell Perfector Technology and higher concentration of Proteolipids to deeply nourish and intensively repair while sealing the hair cuticle, restoring natural strength and elasticity to extremely damaged hair at a cellular level.
Application: Apply a suitable quantity as per hair requirement into towel-dried hair and rinse out after 5-10 minutes.
My rating: 3.5 stars
Volume Boost Perfect Foam: This product is basically used for fine hair types. The volume boost gives an instant lift and refreshes the hair in between washes. It detangles, gives natural body and boosts the volume of fine hair. Silicone-Free formula with the new Cell Perfector Technology works at a cellular level to restore hair structure while creating a fuller feeling. It’s convenient 200 ml packaging makes it the perfect tool for on the go.
Application: Shake well. Hold the can upright. Spray into the hands or directly onto the roots of your hair and comb through. Leave in.
My rating: 3.5 stars
Moisture Kick Beauty Balm: This is an exciting new product to look for. It can be used for normal to dry hair types. This rinse-out emulsion treatment detangles and deeply moisturizes the hair. It has new Cell Perfector Technology and Hyaluronic Acid Derivate to intensively rehydrate and help protect from heat damage caused by hair dryers, restoring normal to dry or curly hair at a cellular level for exceptional shine.
Application: Work good into towel-dried hair and then style. Leave in.
My rating: 3 stars
Time Restore rejuvenating Serum: A solution for mature and fragile hair. This serum activates the hair roots after an application regime of only six weeks and helps to effectively arrest hair fall. It instantly refills mature hair with rejuvenated strength and restores scalp elasticity. The formula with the new Cell Perfector Technology, Q10 and Nutrifiller works at a cellular level to erase visible signs of ageing.
Application: Apply a few drops onto the roots of your hair and gently massage over the entire scalp and hair. Leave in. Keep out of direct sunlight.
My rating: 4.5 stars
Over all, with the launch of the all new BC Hairtherapy range, the customers are offered a customized hair care solution for all specific hair needs and a hair care regime that is initiated for lasting results. The BC Hairtherapy relaunch even comprises the hair care range of Smooth Perfect for unruly, coarse hair; Repair Rescue for damaged hair; Color Freeze for color-treated and bleached hair; Moisture Kick for dry hair; Volume Boost for fine hair; Time Restore for mature hair, and Hair Activator for thinning hair.
Until next Time,
Hello friends! Diwali, the festival of light has just happened to end but I still seem to be in the festive mode. And why not as Christmas and New years are round the corner. Also I am bit excited and nervous at the same time, as I update my first ever outfit post. I am the most camera-shy person ever, but being a fashion/beauty blogger you really need to experiment a lot with your blog as well as your look. So for my first outfit post, I choose the colour BLACK. As the colour black stands for being ‘classy’ and ‘elegant’ at the same time and also I believe in ‘minimal chic’, so I kept the whole look really simple, with a minimal makeup and nude lips. Used a MAC nude lip gloss just to add a little shine to my lips. I accessorized the look with my most favourite and priced possession Jimmy Choo ‘Candy-Glitter’ Clutch and a watch. Also I opted for flats in place of heels to keep it comfortable and an on-the-go day and night look (Also seen me wearing the look here)
What I am wearing: Knee length tunic and black bottoms – Zara / Flats – Charles & Keith / Watch – Rado / Clutch – Jimmy Choo / On my Nails – Maybelline India ‘Glitter Mania’ Starry Nights / On my Lips – Mac Lipglass ‘London Wik 3BQ’