August 2012

Contest : Just Herbs Giveaway

August 30, 2012
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I am super excited about Kalapalette turning ONE!! And to share my excitement I have collaborated with some amazing people to bring you all a reason to be excited. ^_^ I bring to you KALAPALETTE’S BLOGOVERSARY GIVEAWAY SERIES!! Yes you heard that right. And the 1st giveaway in the series is being sponsored by Just Herbs. KNOW JUST HERBS Just Herbs ™ is the embodiment of this new unique relationship between the old and traditional and the new and modern. Old, because we follow the Ayurvedic Bhaishajyas (texts) in all our formulations and new, because we bring you that ancient wisdom in a modern, ready-to-use form. We didn’t need a fancy name. Just Herbs ™ signifies what we stand for- simplicity and purity. All we use to create these formulations is ancient Indian wisdom and the purest of herbs and plant extracts. Experience this quintessential Indian simplicity of our name in the design of our labels, the shapes of our bottles and in our effective herbal formulations. THE IDEA Ayurvedic Bhaishajyas or texts dating back thousands of years tell us what plants and minerals can be used and how, to look and feel beautiful. We referred to those texts, chose and picked from the many herbs, spices, flowers , plant essential oils naturally occuring minerals and vegetable and fruit extracts  and infused them into contemporary beauty and spa rituals that we named Just Herbs ™. Our range rests on the basic Ayurvedic skin/body types ( doshas) and gently brings your skin to its own perfect balance without compromising on the purity of the ingredients that we use. We do not isolate them from the plants or their parts. Rather, we use extracts of the whole plant to derive the synergistic effect of the bioactive phytochemicals retainaing all their properties while …

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Fashion : FOSSIL FALL – Holiday 2012 Collection

August 22, 2012
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I was invited for the media preview of Fossil Fall – Holiday 2012 Collection, at Square One Mall, Saket. Fossil India gives watch lovers a chance to revel in the season’s best horological offerings as they unveil the stellar fall & holiday collections from their premium fashion brands. Beginning with the vintage elegance of Fossil, ease into the sophistication of Emporio Armani and the glamour of DKNY. If you are not one for the subtle & the conventional, then receive your jolt from Diesel’s larger-than-life timeframes. The new lines of timepieces stay true to the signature designs of the respective brands, effortlessly melding creativity, function and an impeccable sense of style, destined to live on decade, after decade, after decade…. The Fossil Fall 2012 collection pays homage to their vintage core with an uncompromising devotion to authenticity. Taking inspiration from 1940s era aviation watches, the Flight collection has a clean, classic feel that’s as relevant today as it was back then. New mixed materials from rich burl wood to masculine black-on-black give the Natalie pieces a unique dressing with one-of-a-kind inlays and plating that strike the perfect contemporary balance. The ever-popular boyfriend Stella watches and the utility Nate watches make a reappearance in fresher colors & designs.  Diesel goes outrageously large for the fall/ holiday season, reintroducing its super wow-factor, drink-coaster-size of Daddy watch dial in six new styles. Also in the works are the hotly anticipated limited Batman & Mr. Cartoon watches. Inspired by the Batmobile Tumbler, The Dark Knight Rises’ Batman-inspired timeframe features a black silicone strap with tank-like treads. The Batman logo is printed on the layered chronograph dial and carved into the oversized crown. The Mr. Cartoon watches see Diesel and the irreverent and controversial tattoo artist, Mr. Cartoon collaborate to create two customized limited edition watches, drawing inspiration from the vibrant streets of Los Angeles where he grew up. The bling collection of DKNY DKNY brings in …

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Beauty : AVON Bloggers Meet

August 20, 2012
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Bloggers meet is not just another event, but a place where all lovely bloggers meet under one roof, chit chat, pamper themselves, spread a word about their blogs and do blog gossip. ^_^ So when I got an invite from Akshita’s Blogathon team I was overwhelmed and excited to attend Avon’s Blogger Meet Lazy Saturday Afternoon turned out to be an adventurous trip for many, because around the time everyone got out to reach Avon’s Connaught Place Office, god showered us with heavy rainfall. But we girls surely know how to groove a party. 😉 I was the first one to reach the venue. There were two separate counters to pamper ourselves with Avon products. This lady did my makeover, and was absolutely flexible to understand and work on my requirements, unlike those who just do what they want for makeover of a person. Awungshi from DrPoisonIvy Getting ready for her makeover, although she already had the best makeup on complimenting her. Shaily from ConfessionzofaCloset Was greeting fellow blogger Srish while getting ready for her makeover. Nail art pampered hands of Nitika from ShopaholicDiaries A party is never complete without madness. They provided us with super crazy props to try on and get some goofy photos clicked. I still tried to stay sober, with due respect to my monochrome ensemble :p Me, Awungshi and Nitika Awungshi looks really cute ^_^ There was a message behind these crazy props. Avon has recently launched special KIDS RANGE. Me Tried competing with the grey shades of monsoon clouds :p Apart from the crazy party, we also had a serious discussion about AVON INDIA. Mr. Ujjwal Mukhopadhyay, MD of AVON INDIA Some GLOBAL FACTS about AVON Beauty for over 125 years Avon is the Number 1 Beauty Direct Seller in the World, a Beauty …

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Contest : CREABeauty Giveaway

August 19, 2012
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Here I am again with a mini giveaway for not just Indian followers. Well this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. ^_^ I present to you my 3nd Giveaway for the month of August! It gives me great pleasure to share with you all that I have collaborated with creaproducts.com to host CREABeauty GIVEAWAY. This giveaway is unique in itself, as I bring to you a winning spree which is unusual but guarantees to give a lot of happiness ^_*                                                                          Know the Lady behind CreaProducts                                                        Mai Lieu is President, CEO and founder of CreaProducts LLC Mai Lieu is President, CEO and founder of CreaProducts LLC, a product development and consulting firm that inspires and delivers innovative and creative products that enrich the consumer`s quality of life. As an inventor and entrepreneur with 15 years experience in the beauty industry, she`s won more than 7 first-place international hairdressing awards. She has worked and trained in the USA, Canada, China, and Europe. Mai has advanced training with top Academies under Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, Sebastian and Wella. In 2008 she was recognized in Cambridge`s Who`s Who as one of the top 4 business women chosen out of 500,000 businesses. She was also nominated for Best New Product of the Year for 2008 & 2009 (by the Stevie Award for Women in business). She has presented and sold out on Home Shopping Network. Her success story has featured in the Best-Seller book Law of Business …

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Lifestyle : B:Blunt Vasant Vihar Launch Party

August 15, 2012
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Who doesn’t know about B:Blunt? Well I truly admire Adhuna Akhtar for her chic styling, down to earth nature and peppy tune up her stilettos (although she wore flats to this launch). So when I received the invitation to attend the “LAUNCH PARTY OF B:BLUNT MINI, VASANT VIHAR, DELHI, INDIA” I was overwhelmed. They already have B:Blunt Salon and Blow Out Bar at G.K. 2, and this is the first time that they have launched B:Blunt Mini. How are these 3 different? B:Blunt …is our mother brand – a salon that holds everything we have to offer…and more! Come in and be pampered by the finest hairdressers, manicurists, beauticians and dermatologists that India has to offer… and more! But we know that it is not always easy to get to us from far and wide which is why we have created b:blunt mini. B:Blunt Mini …is exactly that – a smaller b:blunt – your neighbourhood beauty salon. All of the stylists in mini are all trained to a b:blunt level so the quality is what you have come to expect from us. Offering haircuts/colours/straightening/treatments, waxing, threading, facials… b:blunt may be small but it is perfectly formed! Blow Out Bar …a completely new concept to the world! A place for you to go to prepare yourself for a night out or a big event – have a blow-dry, throw in some hair extensions, get your nails and make-up done… bring yourself, bring your friends… this is going to be fun! The party was an absolute treat which consisted of the following… Great Ambience. The entire B:Blunt team wore B:Blunt Mini tees, and many actually suggested to do a mini Flash Mob. ROFL. Extreme Right (Red Lips) is chirpy Nicole ^_^ Absolutely happy B:Blunt Team. Front : Girish Sehgal Back : Brent Barber Adhuna …

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Beauty : Make up Session with Inglot : Cocktail Party Special

August 9, 2012
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As India is having weeks of Fashion, designs, colors, media, press releases, champagne, food and COCKTAIL PARTIES, I got a chance to visit Inglot Store, Select Citywalk, Saket, Delhi. As I entered the store all I could see was a paradise of colors and cosmetics. They had such a diverse shade card that absolutely any color you looking for will be available with them. They had so many shades of eye makeup, that I felt an itch to collect all of them and do eye design creations ^_^ What if you want to wear a RED lipstick and the following options are provided to you??? And their nail paint options were to drool over!! And here comes the Make up session. I was given a choice of chosing one type of makeup style. Since Fashion weeks are round the corner, I thought why not try some “Cocktail Party Look”. Well I had to click photographs of the whole training session, so I buttered up my mother to be a part of the makeover :p Presenting to you Training Session with Inglot!! COCKTAIL PARTY LOOK!! Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13 Step 14 Step 15 Step 16 TADAA Some Fun The lady in pink thinks I am a psycho :p The Photographer! Chomp Chomp! I had a great time checking (drooling) out Inglot products. The staff was humble, and our make up artist did an outstanding job. Although I was looking forward to take back a sample pack/hamper, but oh well   Inglot offers a huge collection to choose from which makes it fun to experiement and match your requirements exactly. Go out and check the store out yourself. For more details you …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 5 [Part 2]

August 8, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 5, Part 2, let us look at the best picks from Day 5!! Klitche Fall 2012 Collection “Paper Planes”  Designer duo, Isha Kedia and Deepak Goswami’s label ‘Klitche’ presented ‘Paper Planes’ their debut collection which focused on the beauty and clear form of folded, shaped paper. The colour palette of the range comprised shades of red, blue, black and beige; which were kept minimal for strong silhouettes to take center stage. Using traditional winter fabrics such as felt, there were softer cottons, and silks along with suiting materials, which gave the collection its fresh, strong and feminine appeal. The range showcased dresses, tunics, coats and jackets which flaunted carefully constructed forms and also sported fabric textured designs in abstract geometric shapes. Using no embellishments, the collection also had statement pieces which displayed 3D accentuations with interesting cut outs, large structured flares as well as 3D protruding patterns. A piece that outshone the others was a plain colored jacket which sported a unique cut out fabric sleeves. To keep the look of this collection fresh, Lakmé salon experts worked with Mickey Mouse ear shaped hair buns, sleek eyeliner and bright lips. Edgy, unique and eye catching this collection from Isha Kedia and Deepak Goswami was perfect for a Fashionista who demands attention. Sourabh Kant Fall 2012 Collection “Boho Chic” Accessory designer Sourabh Kant Shrivastava’s collection titled “Diplomatic Hunter” strived to be a mix between elegance coupled with an edgy …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 5 [Part 1]

August 8, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 5, Part 1, let us look at the best picks from Day 5!! Amrita Thakur Fall 2012 Collection “Salma Sitara” It was Shimmer and Shine from Amrita Thakur at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 Amrita Thakur titled her collection “Salma Sitara” meaning touches of shimmer and shine for the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 season. There was a delicate beauty reflected in the collection as traditional and contemporary motifs danced all over the gorgeous outfits on a colourful background. The luxurious fabrics glittered under the ramp lights as the beautiful creations for the festive season made an impact. Opening the show with a chiffon kurta and faresha pitta embroidered bodice, Amrita showed more creations in net, chiffon and organza in shades of green, rust, mustard, yellow, peach, red, orange, Sindoor and mehendi green. The delicate net saris had cut Dana and zari work, while the kalidar kurtas were worn over net slips. The final creation was a riot of colours as a mehendi organza jacket was teamed with a bright pink kurta and a striking dupatta. The “Salma Sitara” collection with its delicate embellishments and beautiful fabrics from Amrita Thakur will definitely thrill buyers of festive wear. Nishka Lulla Fall 2012 Collection “Boho Chic” Nishka Lulla aimed her Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 collection at the modern women who loves to opt for truly travel-Boho-chic garments. For the free spirited girl of the New Age, Nishka had silhouettes …

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AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 4 [Part 2]

August 8, 2012
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It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.  Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“” I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012. In the order of their appearance on Day 4, Part 2, let us look at the best picks from Day 4!! Karishma Shahani Khan Fall 2012 Collection “Chauraha” Karishma Shahani Khan’s label, ‘Chauraha’ displayed a new collection titled ‘Silk Route’ which was a pop coloured fantasy any youthful diva would dream of. The concept of this range was based around merchants, their caravans, gypsy lives as well as their rich, hidden culture. The range comprised dresses, jackets, skirts, tunics and blazers infusing the Indian cultural theme of celebration with western silhouettes. Although serious in structure with their solid geometric forms, the pieces graced the runway in bold, bright shades such as vibrant tangerine, bumble bee yellow, sky blue, and peacock green with certain sections being in darker tones such as midnight blue and black. Designer Karishma Shahani Khan made use of natural fabrics such as khadi, jute, silk and cotton; fusing luxury with simplicity in a unique and adorable way. Sequins and embroidery along with quilting and beadwork helped add a glam touch to the pieces. Muted orange toned lips and cheeks along with tied up hair tastefully done by Lakmé beauty salon experts helped add a sensual touch. With a funky-fusion twist, it’s no wonder this collection titled ‘Silk Route’ by Karishma Shahani Khan will fly off the racks during the coming months. Abhishek Dutta Fall 2012 Collection “Tangram” Creating a medley of form fitting and voluminous shapes, Abhishek Dutta’s creativity was dazzling as the …

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