Turquoise

Hello!

Let’s talk about me feeling nice and bright these days. I have been making a conscious effort these past few weeks to break my habit of wearing clothes only from the deeper-darker-duller colour palette such as; black/navy/grey/beige etc. A few years ago I worked at MAC as a make up artist. While I was working there I didn’t just fall in love with everything make up, fashion and beauty but also fell head over heels in love with the colour black. Wearing only black clothes was a part of my everyday life for two years. Black will always be my one true love in the varied world of colours because no matter what it always makes me look good and feel confident. Anyway, enough babble on BLACK!

Let’s come back to talking about brighter- happier colours. (I digress too much :p)

I recently picked up this gorgeous printed top/ kurti from this label called ‘NO FUSS BY SANDHYA RAMAN’ . I love love love the various colours on this top and also the cloth it’s made out of, which is cotton crape. Trust me guys, it’s the most perfect cloth/material for Delhi summers. It’s super flow-y, soft, crease resistant, comfortable and flattering. I really like the designer’s easy- semi ethnic sense of style and it really showed through in her pieces. The best thing I found about her clothes are her cuts. She does the most flattering cuts for Indian female body type. I paired my kurti with comfy black cotton palazzo pants and didn’t shy away from adorning it with colourful accessories. YAYYYYY for wearing so much colour. 😛

I really like the way this look came out. It’s really easy & comfortable. It’s basically really me. I hope you guys like it as much. 🙂

Here are some pictures of this OOTD ;

Sleeveless printed top/kurti- No Fuss By Sandhta Raman Black cotton palazzo pants- tailor made Handbag- Meri Jaan, Bazaaria Silver kohlapuri's - Janpath
Sleeveless printed top/kurti- No Fuss By Sandhta Raman
Black cotton palazzo pants- tailor made
Handbag- Meri Jaan, Bazaaria
Silver kohlapuri’s – Janpath
Silver peacock earrings- Amrapali  Turquoise & gold beaded necklace- Khan Market
Silver peacock earrings- Amrapali
Turquoise & gold beaded necklace- Khan Market

Thanks for reading. 🙂

Cheers!

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

Hello,

I was born in the month of march which makes me a spring child, but that doesn’t make it my favourite season of the year. My favourite season is hands down – ‘WINTERS’

Along with sharing with you guys what i’m wearing this winter season I thought I’ll add a random little list of things I LOVE LOVE LOVE about winters. So here it goes :- /

STEAMY HOT COCOA

WARM- FUZZY QUILTS

BUM-FREEZING-CHILLY BREEZE

PLENTY CUPS OF COFFEE & TEA

LONG WALKS & WOLLEN SOCKS

FOGGY MORNINGS

CARS WITH BLINKERS

DOGGIES WITH JUMPERS GETTING A BIT PLUMPER

HANDS WITH MITTENS

OVERCOATS & OVERALLS

BONFIRES & CHURCH CHOIRS

WINE UHH SO DIVINE

WARM CAKE AFTER SOME YUMMY STEAK

CUDDLES & HUGS

BOOTS & SUITS

DAYS WITHOUT SUN & MAYBE A LITTLE RUM

CINNAMON STICKS & BAKING MIX

COLD NIGHTS & FAIRY LIGHTS

MUSIC IN THE AIR, A LOVELY CHRISTMAS FAIR

OIL HEATERS & ME BEING AN OVER EATER

WHEN THE MORNINGS ARE HAZY AND I’M OH SO LAZY


What I wore when it was cray cold outside; ( I should have worn boots, my feet froze, dumb move! )

Grey over coat - tailor made Skinny blue jeans - Marks & Spencer
Boyfriend style grey over coat – tailor made
Skinny blue jeans ( I made them look like wanna be Chinos) – Marks & Spencer
Ballet flats - Charles & Keith Black wollen cowl - Alcott Owl half mittens - Claire's Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar Silver bracelet watch - CK Black & silver studded messenger bag - Zara
Ballet flats – Charles & Keith
Black wollen cowl – Alcott
Owl half mittens – Claire’s
Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar
Silver bracelet watch – CK
Black & silver studded messenger bag – Zara

SHOP THE LOOK

I try and list down all the items which I’m able to find online, if I’m unable to find them, then I try to either provide you guys with the location details from I purchased the item or a link to something similar. 🙂

Boyfriend style grey over coat ( I got mine made from a local tailor but found something similar online for you guys) 

https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/152495036/gray-wool-coat-boyfriends-woollen-jacet?ref=related-2

Skinny blue jeans ( my wanna be Chinos ) – Marks & Spencer

http://www.marksandspencer.com/roma-rise-stretch-jeggings/p/p60061245

Ballet flats – Charles & Keith ( Couldn’t find the exact same ones, coz I bought my pair 2 years back ) 

http://www.charleskeith.com/INTLStore/CK/IND/Shoes/Flats/Basic-Ribbon-Ballerinas/Nude/CK1-70580078/Product

Black wollen cowl  ( Couldn’t find the same one, found something really similar though ) 

https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/169754572/pick-your-color-custom-knitted-cowl-neck?ref=market

Owl half mittens ( Couldn’t find the same one, found something really similar )

https://www.etsy.com/listing/100172230/crochet-owl-fingerless-gloves-wrist

Purple flash lens aviators- Sarojani Nagar ( location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Silver bracelet watch – CK, Ethos

http://www.ethoswatches.com/product/k1l23120.html

Black and silver studded messenger bag

http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Bling a ring !

Hello!

Like any other girl I drool a little at the sight of anything sparkly and pretty. We can’t help it people, it’s in our DNA. Just like Marilyn Munroe sang in the 1953 film ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blonde’s’ that DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND, well she pretty much summed it up fella’s. So till the time I can’t afford diamonds I please myself with my fetish for artificial or silver jewellery. My favourite kind of jewellery is antique silver jewellery. I go weak in my knees the moment I see antique rajasthani silver jewellery. Though I also really enjoy wearing trinkets/ fashion/ costume jewellery, but they don’t compare to the love I have for silver jewellery.

Here are some of my current jewellery fav’s. I have been adding these pieces to my outfits a lot lately and I abso-freaking-lutely love ’em !

1. Clear beads necklace- Hanuman Mandir, C.P 2. Black triangle necklace- Reliance Trends 3. Chunky black crystal ring- Aldo Accessories 4. Antique silver earrings - Johri Bazaar, Jaipur 5. Multi chain gold necklace- H n' M
1. Clear beads necklace- Hanuman Mandir, C.P
2. Black triangle necklace- Reliance Trends
3. Chunky black crystal ring- Aldo Accessories
4. Antique silver earrings – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
5. Multi chain gold necklace- H & M, Singapore
A close up of my antique silver jhumka earrings. I love them!
A close up of my antique silver jhumka earrings.
I love them!

SHOP THE ITEMS

1. Clear beads necklace- Hanuman Mandir, C.P (location details) 

https://plus.google.com/109624371737967638482/about?gl=in&hl=en

2. Black triangle necklace- Reliance Trends ( They don’t sell online, here are the location details of the store I bought from) 

http://yellowpages.sulekha.com/gurgaon/reliance-trends-dlf-city-phase-3-gurgaon_contact-address

3. Chunky black crystal ring- Aldo Accessories ( location details)

http://www.majorbrands.co.in/store-locator/

4. Antique silver earrings – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

http://www.jaipurtravel.com/what_buy.htm

5. Multi chain gold necklace- H & M, Singapore

http://www.hm.com/sg/

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Winter Woes

Hello!

My skin has been going bonkers this winter. My skin type is basically normal to oily, but ever since this winter has kicked in, I find myself reaching for all things creamy and hydrating through out the day, as if my skin feels thirsty after a few hours and I need to replenish the moisture level of my skin. I think i’m sounding crazy but I really feel that my skin might be going through some sort of a hormonal catastrophe I guess. hehehe!
Basically what I’m trying to get at is that I have had to switch out a few products in my skin care to deal with this dryness situation. Though these days I’m cribbing about how my skin feels dry all the time, I still don’t like products that leave a film of grease or oil on the skin. I like my body oils, creams, moisturisers etc. to be extremely hydrating but not too greasy and slippery. I like quick absorbing formulas way more than those that have a dense formulation.
1. My mom and my sister who unlike me have always had really dry skin switch to a body oil in winters from their regular moisturising lotion and I have never felt the need to do that. My mom recently bought the NUETROGENA BODY OIL- LIGHT SESAME FORMULA. As my regular moisturiser was just not able to help with the dryness I tried to give this a whirl, and guess what- I freaking loved it. It has the most pleasant scent of flowers. What I like about it the most is that it’s a lovely light formula, it gets absorbed into the the skin in a jiffy and it leaves your body smelling of flowers. Now who doesn’t like flowers?? So all in all a great product.
2. The skin on my face is particularly moody and it has a mind of its own. I don’t put a lot on my skin because my skin is hyper sensitive and the moment I switch out my products my skin’s peace goes for a toss. I have been applying the CETAPHIL MOISTURISING CREAM. I even use this on my clients when I do their make up. It’s super mild, fragrance- free, non comedogenic( in simpler language- it doesn’t clog the pores) and is highly moisturising. When my skin goes ‘cray’ this is the first thing I reach out for. If you too suffer from sensitive skin and can’t afford a really expensive/ high end face cream trust me and give this baby a shot. You will thank me!
3. Once I put on my make up for the day I obviously can’t keep putting moisturiser on top of it. So to re hydrate my skin during the day I spritz on some PURE VETIVER WATER BY KAMA AYURVEDA. It lightly hydrates the skin but again doesn’t make the skin appear shiny or greasy. It calms the skin and has the most relaxing scent in the world. I don’t know how to describe it but all I can say is that it sort of smells like a very expensive spa. It contains certain notes of rose and sandalwood, jeez I love it. It’s climbing the charts in my favourites list.
4. For my lips I have been enjoying the KOKUM BUTTER & HONEY LIP BALM BY FOREST ESSENTIALS. It immediately takes care of my dry lips and is not very pasty in texture, which I love. 🙂 It’s good stuff!
5. For my feet I have been using the MOISTURE THERAPY HEEL CREAM BY VASELINE. It pretty much does what a good foot cream should do. I don’t like applying foot creams during the day for the same reason, I don’t like feeling greasy and sticky. I slather lots of it on before going to bed and as I take my beauty sleep it works its magic on my feet. Makes them soft and crack-free.
6. Last but not the least, for my hands I have been using an oldie but a goodie, the JOHNSON’S BABY LOTION BY JOHNSON & JOHNSON. I like its watery consistency. It makes my hands all soft and supple and quickly absorbs into the skin and of course who doesn’t like the classic baby scent of Johnson’s baby products.
This is how I have been dealing with my skin’s winter woes. Hope it will help you in some way deal with yours.
1. Nuetrogena, body oil- light sesame formula 2. Cetaphil, moisturising cream 3. Kama Ayurveda, pure vetiver water 4. Forest Essentials, kokum butter & honey lip balm 5. Vaseline, moisture therapy heel cream 6. Johnson & Johnson, baby lotion
1. Nuetrogena, body oil- light sesame formula
2. Cetaphil, moisturising cream
3. Kama Ayurveda, pure vetiver water
4. Forest Essentials, kokum butter & honey lip balm
5. Vaseline, moisture therapy heel cream
6. Johnson & Johnson, baby lotion

SHOP THE ITEMS
1. Nuetrogena, body oil- light sesame formula 
2. Cetaphil, moisturising cream
3. Kama Ayurveda, pure vetiver water
4. Forest Essentials, kokum butter & honey lip balm
5. Vaseline, moisture therapy heel cream
6. Johnson & Johnson, baby lotion 
Thanks for reading 🙂
Cheers!

Printed Palazzo pants <3

Hello,

This year I discovered my love for easy- breezy, super comfy cotton Palazzo pants. Why haven’t I been wearing them all these past years? I love how they fit -PERIOD. Palazzo pants cannot go wrong on anyone. They make your waist appear slimmer, hug you butt in the most perfect manner and then flare out to give your legs a lot of room to breathe. I have been pairing them with almost everything in my closet- be it a long shirt/ a tank top/ a long kurta / short kurta…

I paired my cotton printed palazzos with a simple sleeveless black kurti and to add some structure to the outfit I threw on a sleeveless cotton waist coat o top. I had to do a lot of running around on the day I wore this outfit, and what can be better than a pair of stunning leather Kohlapuri’s to make your feet look good and feel comfortable.

As for my accessories I wore my favourite antique silver necklace which I had picked up last year from Jaipur.. I love this piece of jewellery, it is so stunning! along with that I wore my gold coin ring and carried my Zara messenger bag. My newest obsession is to pair all things silver and gold together. I love how that looks.

Here are a few pictures of my #ootd

Printed Palazzos – Fabindia Sleeveless, Black Kurti – Sarojani Nagar,  Black cotton waistcoat – Anokhi, Wayfarers – Ray-Ban 
Black leather kohlapuri's - Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon. Silver necklace - Johri Bazaar, Jaipur Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market Black messenger bag - Zara Gold wrist watch - DKNY  Nail paint - Orange, Colorbar
Black leather kohlapuri’s – Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon.
Antique Silver necklace – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market
Black messenger bag – Zara
Gold wrist watch – DKNY
Nail paint – Orange, Colorbar

 

SHOP THE LOOK

Printed palazzos ( couldn’t find the exact same ones as mine, but found something similar)

http://www.fabindia.com/intl/cotton-mull-kalamkari-tie-up-tassel-flared-palazzo-black-indigo.html

Sleeveless black kurti ( Sarojani Nagar location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Ray-Ban wayfarers 

http://www.flipkart.com/ray-ban-wayfarer-sunglasses/p/itmdthng4hv8jahz?pid=SGLDQZ9MAKHGHNNU&srno=b_40&ref=aab7c8d8-3708-4541-8a5e-1c799fa284a0

Black cotton waistcoat (Anokhi doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.anokhi.com

Black leather kohlapuri’s ( Balujas doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.balujas.net

Antique silver necklace (Johri Bazaar, Jaipur location details)

http://www.jaipurtravel.com/what_buy.htm

Black messenger bag 

 http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Gold coin ring & black bangles ( Khan Market location details)

http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/shopping/khan_market.jsp

Gold wrist watch ( Didn’t find the exact same watch online, it’s from an old collection of DKNY. Found something similar for you guys.)

http://www.dkny.com/accessories/shop-by-category/watches/bryant-park-gold-tone-wide-bangle-watch/NY2231.html?dwvar_NY2231_color=000#start=7

Orange blast nail paint

http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/productDetails.asp?id=27&skuid=214

Thanks of reading 🙂

Cheers!

Happy hair care routine :)

Hello!

Me and my locks are the happiest during the cold months of the year. I could describe my hair as fine/ straight/ mid-length/ a tad bit oily and sometimes moody. You may feel I don’t like my hair much given the description but that’s not the case. I’m pretty ok with my hair actually, though sometimes I like to crib about them like all other girls ( guilty :p ). When it comes to hair care, I tend to be a little careless compared to maybe my skin care routine. I like to keep my hair care routine pretty simple and easy. I have a super oily scalp because of which I end up washing my hair at least 3-4 times in a week during summer and about 2-3 times in a week during winter.

I follow a pattern when it comes to getting my hair cut/ trimmed. Come every season change, it’s time for a trim – also a good way to remember when it’s due. I don’t experiment with my hair much; I stick to a basic trim just to clean up the ends. My past experiences have taught me not to experiment much with my hair (it has always turned out to be a disaster. Maybe I will share few pictures with you all on a day I am feeling brave- haha)

Here is a picture of the hair care products I’m currently using and enjoying 🙂 

1. Tangle teaser hair brush- Denman 2. Wide tooth comb - Any beauty supply store 3. Anti breakage strengthening shampoo - Clairol Herbal essences 4. Strengthening serum - Garnier Fructis  5. Iron finish techni art - L'oreal 6. Intense smoothing mask - Matrix
1. Tangle teaser hair brush- Denman
2. Wide tooth comb – Any beauty supply store
3. Anti breakage strengthening shampoo – Clairol Herbal essences
4. Strengthening serum – Garnier Fructis
5. Iron finish techni art  leave-in conditioner – L’oreal
6. Intense smoothing mask – Matrix

FEW HAIR CARE TIPS I HAVE LEARNT IN ALL THESE YEARS… 

> Wash your hair as less as possible.

> Always de-tangle your hair before you step under the shower. Dry hair is a lot stronger than wet hair. Don’t comb your hair immediately after the shower; let them air dry first.

> Never skip the conditioner – hair feel thirsty too. Shampooing strips your hair and scalp of its moisture; conditioner helps retain the moisture level. If you have an extremely oily scalp -much like me – skip applying conditioner on the scalp. You can apply it just on the length of the hair.

> Use a pea-sized amount of serum on the ends of your hair to smoothen them out once your hair is towel dried. If you plan to use any hot tools on your hair, do it only after your hair is semi dry and make sure to use either a heat protector spray or some leave-in conditioner first. (I use the L’Oreal Iron finish leave-in conditioner – does wonders for me).

> Use a tangle teaser or a wide-mouthed comb before you use a regular comb or a paddle brush to de-tangle your hair. If your hair is really knotty like mine, I would recommend investing in a tangle teaser (trust me you will thank me for introducing you to this wonder hair brush). Always start combing your hair from the ends to the roots. This way you don’t end up tugging your hair which causes breakage.

> Last but not the least, eat healthy and drink plenty of water. This will help your hair look shiny and lovely. Let’s face it ladies – we abhor bad hair days.


SHOP THE ITEMS 

Tangle teaser – 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Jog-Tamer-Purple-Number/dp/B00GSQ3DEU/ref=sr_1_37?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1415875077&sr=1-37&keywords=tangle+teezer

Wide tooth comb – 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PROFESSIONAL-WIDE-TEETH-COMB-STYLING/dp/B008C0ILQA/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1415875355&sr=1-1&keywords=wide+tooth+comb

Anti breakage strengthening shampoo, Clairol Herbal essences – 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clairol-Herbal-Essences-Breaks-Shampoo/dp/B008NVVKKM/ref=sr_1_4?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1415875473&sr=1-4&keywords=anti+breakage+herbal+essences

Strengthening serum, Garnier fructis – 

http://shopping.indiatimes.com/health-beauty/hair-serum/garnier-fructis-hair-strengthening-serum-long-strong/42015/p_B983796?utm_source=omg&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=productname_date

Iron finish techni art leave-in conditioner, L’oreal – 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LOreal-Tecni-Art-Liss-Control/dp/B003UTA828/ref=pd_sim_beauty_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0P0EAWAEDF9ARXDJV8BK

Intense smoothing mask, Matrix – 

http://www.amazon.in/gp/offer-listing/B00K3TT8IS?tag=btdp-21&ascsubtag=btdp-54648ed870341dc4649a4fd4

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Casual friday #OOTD

Hello!

Fridays are all about casual dressing and why shouldn’t they be, friday’s mean the weekend is officially here and it’s time to put on your most amazing and casual outfit to give a fabulous head start to your weekend. What can be more casual and laid back than a super comfy pair of Converse All Stars . My love for them has never reduced but somehow I ended up side tracking them for a few years. ( What was I thinking? right !) I recently bought a new pair and have been wearing them at every chance I get.

I adore the denim-on-denim trend so I threw on my deep blue denim jeggings along with a light blue denim shirt, I put on my converse and carried my newest obsession – the black and sliver studded messenger bag. ( it’s so sexy, I love it !!)

Here are a few pictures of my casual friday #ootd. 

Deep blue denim jeggings- Marks & Spencer Light blue denim shirt- Sarojani Nagar All Stars- Converse
Deep blue denim jeggings- Marks & Spencer
Light blue denim shirt- Sarojani Nagar
All Stars- Converse
Silver drop shaped earrings- Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market Red tint sunglasses- Vero Moda Black and silver sling purse- Zara  Lippie - See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C
Silver drop shaped earrings- Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market
Red tint sunglasses- Vero Moda
Black and silver studded messenger bag- Zara
Lippie – See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C

if any of you are interested in purchasing some items from this outfit, I have listed below the direct links I could find online for some of the items from this outfit. All the items cannot be listed down with the direct links because some are from local trunk shows/ flea markets in my city. I have tried adding the location details for the same . 🙂


SHOP THE LOOK

Black and silver studded messenger bag – http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Converse All Stars – http://www.jabong.com/Converse-Ct-Lace-Color-Ox-Black-Sneakers-451038.html?pos=3

Deep blue denim stretch jeggings – http://www.marksandspencer.com/roma-rise-stretch-jeggings/p/p60061245

Silver drop earrings – Arts and Jewels, GK M Block Market (location details) – http://www.sodelhi.com/jewellery-stores/3693-arts-and-jewels-greater-kailash-i-new-delhi

Light blue denim shirt – Sarojani Nagar (location details) – http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

See Sheer lipstick, M.A.C – http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/1030/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl

Red tinted sunglasses- Vero moda ( location details) – http://www.veromodaindia.com/store-locator/

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers !