August 2015

Shocking Looks of MTV VMA 2015 Awards

August 31, 2015
Shocking Looks of MTV VMA 2015 Awards

MTV VMA 2015, a.k.a. Video Music Awards is suppose to be an evening of congratulations and appreciating the best in the music industry with an award. While the anticipation was indeed built on ‘Who won the award?’, it was the red-carpet drama that stole the limelight. Being sophisticated and important definitely took a back seat for this trail of A-listers, who refused to adhere by the red-carpet norms and managed to blow our minds off; with their bizarre choices. Let’s take a look at the most shocking TOP 7 looks. #7 FKA Twigs in Atelier Versace Okay. We LOVE (Abso heart) her swag and her Rastafarian style is always on our radar. But, this delicate vision of sheer drapes meet caged corset is totally dull and boring. Take some lessons from Miley Cyrus (Watch for #2) if you really wanna take up ‘being bizarre’ up your sleeves Twiggy! #6 Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier Did she accidentally drop her ensemble into the cloth shredder? And then bravely decided to wear it otherwise? *Oops* Ciara surely took the fringe trend test a little too seriously here. #5 Rita Ora in Vera Wang First, a moment of silence for those birds who gave off their feathers for this ku-koo dress. Rita Ora totally killed it (literally) in this Vera Wang number. Neither did she manage to flatter the fashion police with her ensemble choice, nor did she manage to steal an extra paparazzi click or two for her skin-show either! #4 Amber Rose and Blac Chyna in Custom Dresses   Not sure what these two ladies are trying to convey. With words like ‘Gold Digger’, ‘Bitch’, ‘Whore’ and ‘Slut’ flashing all over (note : in pop neon shades), this attempt looks more like circus-shaming with a motive of wearing it again on the night of Halloween. Amber, you …

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Abode Shopping Essentials – SRSGrocery.com

August 28, 2015
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Shopping for apparels and accessories is therapeutic. I mean, we always look forward to shopping some new trends. But then there is one type of shopping that we try and delay as much as possible. – The Adobe Shopping Essentials, a.k.a. grocery shopping. Endless moments of digging through the right produces and cooking up a recipe in our heads or trying and recall our household requirements is one heck of a task! The perspiration and time consumption that goes into the process is nothing less than a nightmare. And when it comes to sale shopping for food and essentials, lord save the world! But, in today’s lifestyle of internet usage, where we have e-commerce for clothes and accessory shopping, the world of grocery too has entered and is growing at a fast pace. I remember watching a movie at a cosy SRS Cinema, but now I have been introduced to their flawless website of grocery shopping. www.SRSGrocery.com is the ideal one stop destination for grocery shopping, with ample discounts and quickest delivery possible. They not only offer fresh fruits and vegetables, but also deal in frozen foods, canned edibles, gifting packs, home essentials and even beauty products. So happy grocery shopping from the comfort of your home, that also offers delivery within a span of few hours. Woah! I ordered a list of almost 21 items, that consisted of frozen items, gifts (they offer gift wrapping too) and other kitchen essentials to organize a festive party for 12 people. I was very happy with their carton packaging, quick delivery services, frozen products in a frozen state only and no mis-handling of any products whatsoever. The staff is quick on call and they deliver free of cost (no extra charges on delivery). Verdict I will definitely be bookmarking this website for …

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Sabyasachi Amazon India Couture Collection

August 27, 2015
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The man who needs no introduction, Sabyasachi Mukherjee recently showcased a fashion week opening couture collection at the Amazon India Couture Week. With much hype on his regular runway showcases, this one too was anticipated to be a Bollywood drama, with regal elements of royalty. However, the anticipation saw a flip-side since this Bengal designer presented a collection that was constructed with deep hues of goth drama and was accompanied with luxury accessories by Christian Louboutin. Theme : BATER Couture 2015 Exaggerating the shades of black, Sabyasachi’s collection saw major hues of neutral tones contrasted with bright hues of cocktail red and ivory pink shades. We absolutely loved the heavy usage of fringe cuts on some of his designs, Karchobi style embroidery and his take on sheer trend. While most his silhouettes were concentrated on longer silhouettes, the compact cigarette silhouette trousers and well-fitted embellished bustier too stole the show away. The Christian Louboutin red sole heels were given an Indian embroidery makeover and the addition of spiked goth-style head-bands turned out to be the top wish-list contender. Not to forget his amalgamation of delicate embroidery with goth spiked embellishments on hand clutches, that totally changed the game. Take a look at our PHOTO DIARY that summarizes it all! Style Spotting While we were at it, thought of capturing some of our favourite fashionistas at the couture week. Take a look! Follow Sanyam Bajaj Photography

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#SubscribeToSmooth Gillette Venus Challenge

August 26, 2015
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Do you opt for waxing as your hair removal technique, or slide on a razor to get the job done in a quickie? Well, this method of removal of unwanted hair has been up as a debate for a long long time. While some vouch by the smooth and long-term experience of waxing, others swear by the easy & pain-less razor method for hair removal. I myself have been questioning the credibility of razor as hair removal for a long long time. It’s not only a pain-less way of removing hair, but is also cheaper and quicker method of doing it. Remember those constant trips to your local salon for a painful half-hour of waxing agony? Sure, the method provides a long-term freedom from unwanted hair and often removes dead skin; but boy the pain and time it consumes is just too much to take! And in today’s fast pace of life, you can’t really pack up a mobile waxing kit and try stripping the waxed patches while you’re on the go. What if you have a surprise date post work and you’re suppose to wear a midi dress, but have prickly hair growth on your legs? Of course the trip to the parlour is just not feasible. Which is when the mighty razor comes in handy. Even with the goodness of a razor’s feasibility comes in many claims that might make you think twice before shaving. Razored hair becomes thicker, razor harms the skin, etc. – their are plenty of notions around razor that are actually not true in the light, but yet get pointed out at, every time the word ‘razor for women’ gets called out! The team of Gillette Venus invited media and bloggers to have an open interaction about the same. Their expert panel of Aesthetic Physician Dr. …

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Oriflame Love Nature Face Wash Neem

August 25, 2015
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I’ve been going on and on about being organic and adapting a beauty regime that is ‘Au Naturel’. Keeping up with the nature’s trend, we have many brands trying to maintain a chemical free approach towards their products. However, with most of the products that I use, be it organic, their are a very few that actually show convincing results. Oriflame is one Indian beauty brand that I associate as being *exclusive*. Given its nature of being members-only product line, I have grown up seeing my mother and other ladies of the house actually flipping through catalogues and reviewing the products in the comfort of our homes before buying the product. And this concept of comfort beauty shopping has grown into a full blown business, with series of product ranges getting introduced every now and then. To gift us something for the sticky monsoon season, Oriflame recently introduced a range of face-care products. The range called ‘Love Nature’ comes with the goodness of Neem, which is strongly related to beauty care; over centuries. Eager to find a remedy for my oily T-zone, I have been adapting random face packs, light moisturising creams and what not. Unfortunately, either the packs have left my skin all dry or haven’t worked for me at all. Oriflame’s Love Nature Face Wash comes with the goodness of Neem. Honestly, I am really very happy with the product! About Oriflame Love Nature Face Wash Oriflame India brings you vast range for products from its ever so fresh and rejuvenating “Love Nature Range”, an array which caters to your skin’s need all day long. Priced at Rs. 199, the product is a gentle face was with antibacterial properties of Neem which helps prevent blemishes and balances T-zone. Removing the impurities and excess oil form the skin, the …

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Zotiqq Subscription Box Review (August)

August 23, 2015
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Lately, I have been investing in a lot of jewellery. Mostly eyeing on what’s on discount, I’ve been wandering on e-commerce webbies and surfing through the fashion streets of Delhi. For some this might seem like an easy-peasy, but collecting the right accessories that will please your personal style and will be up with the current trends is a cray task. Not to forget the array of baubles collection we review on a long panel and get confused as what to try and what to buy. Zotiqq doing everything *exotic* has ventured into easing out this dilemma for us. Not only are they pulling out best of their jewels to fit the monthly trends, but are also offering a subscription box which is loaded with jewels worth double the amount of what you are paying! Check out their entire range of subscription boxes, which have been designed to please the new-customers as well as their regular fans. – Zotiqq Subscription Box Link If you remember, I introduced Zotiqq on my blog with a few details about what kind of jewellery they offer. If you haven’t, go check it out HERE. This time around, I am featuring their ‘Fashionista Box’ which comes with a bonus voucher of Four Fountain Spa. Yay! Fell in love with these chandelier earrings the moment I unwrapped my subs box. These are not only apt to brighten up even a simple black dress, but their light weight makes it more wearable for longer hours. I am absolutely floored by the beauty of these and am loving wearing them for both regular parties and traditional gatherings. This necklace is a pure pastel bliss. The subtle hues of pink all over makes it the perfect party-mood statement piece. Wear it with a regular dress or tuck it in under your …

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Pretty Please Me – Jewellery Organizer Review

August 18, 2015
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Pretty things please us all. As much as we girls love our dazzling baubles, the idea of staging them beautifully in and around our room excites us too. Although, most of the times, we end up wrapping them up in bubble wraps and closing them inside a box or two. If you talk about me, I actually have incidences of panicking over not having enough statement pieces to wear to some regular parties and absolutely forget about the treasure box that is lying under piles of other bauble managed cubicles in a corner. And not to forget the frustration of finding the long neck pieces wrapped up around each other with a ‘forever-together’ mission to let go. Argh! Well, many of us understand these mini troubles of keeping up with our jewellery collection, hence, a fashionable Delhiite has come up with an array of pretty jewellery managers, that not only make things right and place things strategically; but also look equally flattering resting in our rooms or powder-tables. Presenting to you ‘Pretty Please Me’ by Sakshi Monga. I have already been acquainted with Pretty Please Me’s range of organizers, since she has a pretty boutique in the busy shopping hub of Select Citywalk, Saket (Delhi). Although, it was just recently, that I got a haul-hold on two of their masterpieces. Lipstick Organizer Like the name suggests, this one is meant for the ladies who obsess over lip-stainers. Available in 2 other colours, the lipstick holder has been cleverly designed with elevated rows of lipstick stands, making it easier to pull out the one you like; without disturbing the rest of the lot. I also like how each one of the lipsticks get to stay in the spotlight, with no scope of clumsiness or unwanted line-up. Jewellery Hanger Thank god for this one! I …

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Indian Fashion Trends That Made History

August 15, 2015
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Happy Independence Day to all my ‘Desi Swaggers’! Hope you’ve all had an inspiring start of the day with a power packed speech by Mr. Modi over a cup of your hot Darjeeling Tea. The history of our country’s Independence is truly remarkable. Although we can never analyse the depth of struggle that our heroes put into giving us a free world that we live in now, such notable days are still worthy of paying tribute to our heroes and remembering them for their work and sacrifices. Their are several ways in which Indians celebrate the Independence Day. While some opt to fill their social media feeds with inspiring posts, few celebrate the day by watching historic movies over a palette of Indian cuisines; and then their are some who put up their best ethnic avatar to add on to the celebrations. Everything tangerine, green and white is their motto. Well, I too have been shuffling through my wardrobe, trying to pick the right trio coloured #ootd for the day. But don’t you think the same trio style every independence day has become a bit mundane? Well, for those who are feeling patriotic and are looking at adopting it to their personal style, how about a throwback to our Indian history and the styles of our great heroes? Fashion is a piece of art that too strives on inspiration that can float in from almost anywhere. On the occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day, presenting to you a list of some remarkable trends that were sworn in as a signature by our great Indian Heroes. Take a look! THE GANDHIAN GLASSES The father of our nation was known for his khadi drapes, a walking stick in hand, kolhapuri flat chappals and his famous round reading glasses. The simplicity of these wired frames were soon taken over …

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Vlog Room Makeover – Nerolac Impressions

August 13, 2015
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There are so many things that go into building up a strong content. Minute details leave in a greater impact on the overall perspective. Confused? Let me put it down in a blogger’s verbals. Been having an itch to start up my own vlog for a very long time, I just couldn’t settle down with making videos because of one major issue – the set up. I thought investing in the right light and camera will do the trick, but it is much more to a video that one can anticipate. The background or video making set up is equally important in this video making business. Although I have two floors in my house, but couldn’t settle down with any corner of the house for video making purposes. Most of the walls in my house are cramped with décor or household utilities like Almirah, study table, etc. Even my own room has not even a single wall empty for the purpose. One of the living rooms of my house is less utilized, since my grandmom stays there; but is spacious enough to pan out videos and other photo features. Having found the right location to shoot (finally) I was still stuck with one issue – dull looking non-appealing walls! Decorated with antique woody furniture and un-justified curtain sets, I was not happy with having such a set up as my video background. Well, where there is a will there is a way! India’s top wall paint and décor brand ‘Nerolac Impressions’ in association with Blogadda took in the responsibility of painting my living room bright to serve the purposes. And thus began a 2 weeks assignment of giving the dull looking living room a makeover. Unstoppable by Delhi monsoon, the entire team of Nerolac was spot on with their services …

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Green Heroes – Welspun Renewables Initiative

August 12, 2015
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It really is not news that the amount of environmental degradation taking place is just growing day by day. Even though our government has taken steps to curb this degradation, it really doesn’t seem to be having the necessary effect. But it does not mean that nothing can be done. A random act of kindness (towards mother earth) could really help turn back the clock and return our beloved earth to its former glory. At the end of the day, we are the ones responsible for the sorry state of our planet, and we are the only ones who can truly help. And we need to start now. Little things like: Not throwing garbage on the road, whether it be while travelling to another place or even near your own house, one can ensure that the surroundings remain clean and hygienic. Carpooling or using public transport will help in reducing the amount of pollution caused by vehicles as there would be lesser cars/bikes/scooters on the road and not to mention that you’d definitely be saving bucks on the petrol. Also opting for organic, eco-friendly and cruelty free beauty products would ensure you retain your glow without hurting the very essence of our existence. There are a lot of brands in the market which are actively campaigning for the environment, and such brands should definitely be promoted. I know we tend to get lazy at times, but following the proper disposal method for bottles and packets would also have a positive impact on the environment. A proper education to self and youngsters that we live with on the knowledge of types of disposal bags is a must. We all need to adapt the green, blue and black disposal bags system to ensure a smoother and more organized dumping of waste and …

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