November 2015

#LockerStyle Ft. Aakanksha Kapoor

November 28, 2015
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Everyone is trying to change something in the world. While most of us are busy debating over topics like ‘Make In India’ and ‘Global Warming’, there are a few who are actually putting in an effort to alter the lifestyle for a prosperous future. One such diva whom we met recently is Aakanksha Kapoor, who believes in the power of staying organic and working towards a greater cause – empowering the farmers of India! As we stepped into her freshly renovated abode, our thoughts were clear – understanding in depth the purpose behind ‘I Say Organic’ and how she manages style with her busy timeline. Not to forget, that she is soon opening her first ‘I Say Organic’ store in Saket (Delhi), the life is surely tick-tocking on a crunch for this Delhi lad! With no further delays, sharing with you Aakanksha Kapoor’s Locker Style dairies and a definition of her personal style. Photographs by Faizan Patel Photography Pledge for a healthier future with ‘I Say Organic‘. Define yourself in one line. Loud, fun-loving and super passionate with a knack for uplifting everyone around me. Life is incomplete without? Love, dogs, coffee, a good workout and waffles with chocolate and mint cream!   5 things in my bag include? Lipbalm, worknote book, two pen, wallet, chewing gum and Nivea moisturiser.   My idea of a party look consist of? Bandage knee length dress with heels and earrings. Currently I am using? 5th avenue by Elizabeth Arden perfume because it’s beautiful, timeless, soft and soothing. I prefer plum and wine lip colours for the winter season because I’ve recently started experimenting with darker lip shades and makes any look vibrant. Otherwise my go to lip colours for day and a chic evening look are different shades of nudes and brown. My …

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#IntexAppyOffer – For The Shopaholics

November 26, 2015
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Shopping is no longer a tedious affair. With everything going digital in today’s times, shopping too has become a comfortable affair, with a variety of options; just a click away. If surfing through virtual closets was not enough, e-commerce webbies have taken it up a notch and made shopping ‘portable’. Developing several apps to provide a portable and lighter shopping experience on your hand-helds, brands are keen on providing comfier shopping experiences on the go! What’s Intex ‘Appy Festive Offer’? While many mobile brands are focusing on developing their products as per demand (heard about a ‘selfie – special’ gadget?), there are brands like Intex who are targeting on bringing about everything in a compact gadget to suit the extensive consumer’s shopping demands. Intex is currently running their ‘Appy Festive Offer’, which comes in as an additional perk, when one purchases an Intex mobile phone. The offer includes a set of pre-loaded apps worth INR 18,000 which includes an array of discounts and shopping offers. The experience will not only provide a smoother shopping time, but will also offer ample amount of discounts that one can benefit from. List of ‘Appy Festive Offer’ AMAZON GIFT VOUCHERS Shop from Amazon and get a chance to win Gift Vouchers worth Rs.5,000/- Verdict – With the variety of products that the site has to offer along with their swift delivery services, this one is a win-win situation for those who love shopping online. Forget their regular promotional discounts (which are also good) and think about winning massive discounts, every time you plan on shopping from Amazon.in!? FREECHARGE RECHARGE OFFER Register and get a recharge value of Rs.200/- free! Verdict – I’m sure many of you are well acquainted with the recharge facility of ‘Freecharge’. I personally have lost track of the time when …

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Benetton Winter 2015 Affair

November 18, 2015
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Probably a little late to say that we are slowing crawling into the clench of frost-biting winters, but a Fall 2015 OOTD post had to happen! Being a summer baby (Yes! I hate the winter blues and prefer sunny side up any time), I am still trying to soak in as much summer warmth as possible. Out for my regular working day, I visited the shopping hub of Saket (Delhi) recently. While wandering through the shopping joints of the mall, I visited the mansion of signature Polo shirts and other flirty yet sporty silhouettes – Benetton and boy! I was in for a treat. United Colors of Benetton has, since the last few seasons, ventured into the serious business of fashion; with collections designed around current market trends and interests of the fashionistas; worldwide. This year too, for their Fall/Winter 2015 collection, the brand has presented a diverse range of western wear that advances from the basics to party, formal and casual wear. Having featured the Benetton Menswear 2015 Collection earlier, it was time for me to dress-up in ‘UCB’ tags and strut around the waiting lawns of Select Citywalk. Take a look at what I wore! First things first, I instantly fell in love with this colour blocked shirt from their Fall 2015. I mean, doesn’t it remind you of Picasso and his affair with colours?   I had been literally on hunt out for the perfect pair of reflector sunnies and this one from the brand just wooed me away! If you are wondering how come I managed to work up some make up, then well, it was the result of my meet with Sonic Sarwate of M.A.C. Psst have you checked out the video, yet? Here’s the LINK. I have a few big luggage bags from the brand and this time …

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What To Expect From Gillette Venus Razor?

November 17, 2015
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After spending an entire month (and a few extra days) trying out Gillette Venus for a smooth hair-free skin, I can confidently say that it’s been a smoother ride ever since! I haven’t touched the sticky wax neither have booked an appointment to get waxed ever since. For all those who have been following my blog, I have already shared a detailed blog post on my Experience of #SubscribeToSmooth challenge.  But then their are certain things that I wanted to point out when you plan on switching or at least trying Razor over your regular waxing experience. Razors For Beginners 1. Always invest in a razor which is meant for a woman’s skin. NEVER ever purchase a man’s razor, because it’s cheap. The man’s razor is harder in built and can leave bruises and cuts if used on your delicate skin. 2. It is always advisable to invest in a re-usable razor, which comes with detachable razor blades. But if you are first time user and would just like to give it a try, try out Gillette Venus’s disposable ones. 3. Don’t forget to purchase a shaving cream while you’re at it. It not only gives you an easier shaving experience, but it also leaves your skin feeling nourished and not ripped off its natural moisture post razor ritual. 4. Keep a towel to wipe your skin out post razor ritual. 5. Always use luke warm water to cleanse the skin afterwards. Harsh hot & cold water can damage the skin, since it takes a few minutes for it to close down its pores and come back to its natural shape. 6. DO NOT use your razor with anyone else. It is a matter of personal hygiene that can definitely not be taken lightly. About GILLETTE, the Brand I have …

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GETAFIX Gluttony-Free Restaurant

November 12, 2015
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Getafix is not like your regular cafeteria wherein all you get are calories! It is an abode where taste meets health and makes each spoonful of yumminess gluttony-free. Probably my biggest weakness is my love for food. And I am not talking about the regular dal-roti customs that we follow. If I have my way, i’d try the yummiest cuisines of the world on a day to day basis (sigh, I wish!). With my style of working (blogger life) the food trials come-in more as a work-ritual rather than feeding self of nutrients. With the hustle-bustle of hopping around being a blogger, I tend to lose my grip on eating healthy. With numerous parties and blogger meets that I give into attending on a weekly basis, none of my weeks go without savouring some outside-cooked food. Now as per the norm, eating outside food is unhealthy. Sure, their certainly is a lot of truth to this belief given the amount of preservatives and added flavours that go into making our palettes worth each penny (that we pay per serving) tasty. But what most of these restaurants lack is keeping up with the health factors and often exploit the basic rules of providing junk in the name of savouries to us foodies. GETAFIX, like I said earlier, is not just another cafeteria that offers an array of dishes to try out, but don’t meet the health factors that one requires; in any way. Just a couple of days back I was telling my foodie friend about my experience at Getafix and she was just not ready to believe that such a restaurant exists that offers healthy food. She kept asking me questions, trying to pick on the faults, but couldn’t find any. Right from their healthy drinks-menu to offering whole-wheat burgers …

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Metro Shoe Stock Market Brief

November 11, 2015
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What’s Metro Shoe Stock Market all about? Let me admit this, sales and festive offers definitely makes me feel pampered to the extremes. With so many offers running through the market, my last 1 week has been cray, surfing through endless categories of e-commerce webbies and letting my bank-balance strike some patakhas (lol)! Now, lately, I’ve been a fan of MetroShoes.net making our Wednesday woo’s merry, with their Wednesday Sale and the much cherished ‘Online Night Market’ since the last couple of weeks. So much so, that MetroShoes is leaving no stone unturned to make our festive spirit merrier. Yep, you heard that night. On the occasion of Diwali, MetroShoes.net is letting us indulge in some ‘Heels trading’ with their ‘Shoe Stock Market’ bonanza! Gone are the days of trading play-cards, it’s time to hit the ‘BUY’ button when the heels shine bright. Metro Shoes Shoe Stock Market Celebrating Diwali, metroshoes.net will see an entire day full of exciting offers on a wide range of footwear. What’s the fun part? On popular demand, the prices of the footwear will fluctuate throughout the day, giving the buyers a chance to try their luck and buy their favourites at best prices. Keeping up with the festivity, the ‘Shoe Stock Market’ offers will begin from 10:00 AM onwards. What to Expect? Some heart warming deals that will be a on come-&-go basis. No one knows how low the prices of the footwear will fall. It’s all about your instinct! But whatever the case be, MetroShoes is offering discounts on almost all of their categories, giving a reason to everyone to shop! Shoe Stock Market Tips 1. Keep your energy bars/jar of laddoos and a mug of coffee besides you at all times. 2. Keep surfing and adding the liked footwear to your cart. …

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Gillette Venus Razor Experience (Verdict)

November 5, 2015
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Their is often a debate on whether one should use razor for unwanted hair removal or opt for a professional waxing technique. Many people also debate on the fact that hair removal is not necessary and that everyone should embrace their natural instinct. Well, I fall in the category who believes in maintaining a smooth and silky skin rather than matching hairlines with men (tee hee!). But if we purely focuse on the procedure of unwanted hair removal, then I can definitely vouch for using razors over waxing for a better hairless day! If you’ve been following earlier feeds on my experience with Gillette Venus Razor, you’l remember that I took up their #SusbscribeToSmooth challenge and swore to use razor technique for a month instead of the regular waxing rituals. Having been a switcher between razors and waxing procedures in the past, I was pretty well acquainted with both the forms and somewhat knew that the myths around using razors are mere false claims and nothing else. However, since Gillette offers a complete hair removal solution, with skin moisturising benefits, the adaptation to this Venus Gillette experience was different and much better than its counterparts. Why should one use razors? One of the major reasons why I find razors convenient over waxing is its time usage. While waxing takes at least an hour or so to fix up an appointment and get the procedure done, razors easily remove unwanted hair in less than 10 minutes time (depending on your usage experience and convenience). Also, while waxing can mostly be taken in parlours only (god forbid the stickiness and unhygienic experience) situation I’ve fallen into while trying to wax at home, razors are portable and can be used anywhere; in a jiffy. If we talk about the waxing tools (eg. spatula) …

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