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Godrej Nupur Coconut Henna Crème Haircolour

July 28, 2015
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Why Godrej Nupur Coconut Henna Crème Haircolour? First visible signs of ageing include graying of hair. While for decades that has been the norm, in recent years the graying of hair has developed in younger generation too. Thanks to the polluted environment that we live in now, colouring hair has become more of a necessity, than just adding some extra shades to your tresses. I have seen my girlfriends making monthly appointments to their hair stylists for retouching their pre-matured grey hair. If that dilemma was not enough, then come the after effects of brushing up chemicals on your natural hair. Hair fall, weak strands, dandruff, itchy scalp and what not. In short, grey hair only signals towards the downfall of the quality of hair.

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Indigo Deli 10th Anniversary Special Menu Review

July 20, 2015
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In this world of hospitality and restaurant market, it indeed is a nerve-wrecking competition to secure a place and maintain it on a longer run. As my parents picture the days gone by, in the older days it was indeed a rare treat to plan out a restaurant get together and shell out a month’s savings to savour the delicacies and live up the luxurious ambience. But in this uptight corridor of pleasing the masses, every large and small city (even countryside towns) of the world now have restaurant chains and hoteliers dishing out cuisines of the globe. Sure, producing some eclectic platters is the current hot-seller in this market, but their are certain flavours of a house that have helped them stretch out as one of the best in business, over decades. One such chain of food & beverages recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Woah! Called ‘Indigo Deli’, the restaurant chain is spread across Mumbai and Delhi. A part of deGustibus Hospitality, Indigo Delicatessen is not only famous for its array of gourmet style food platters, but also for its in-house range of bakery produces. Also excelling in fine gastronomy, Indigo Deli serves mouth watering nibblers, continental main courses and a divine range of in-house ice creams and other sweet-tooth servings. Did I mention that they are located in one of the best city view lands of Delhi and Mumbai? The one where I reviewed their platters was at Ambiance Mall, Vasant Kunj. Go for a romantic table for two with a view of the city or plan out a bottoms-up eve or brunch with girlies at their roof-top set up! If all this was not enough, they introduced a whole new range of delicacies to mark their 10th anniversary. Burgers were their main attraction, but being a foodie looking …

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1970’s Inspired Summer Trends 2015

July 16, 2015
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Many a trends keep resurfacing time and now on the fashion front. From seeking retro summer trends inspiration of a legendary fashion show or editorial spread to simply soaking up the tones of a historic design has become a norm of this industry. But then there are certain ‘evergreen trends’ then tend to repeat with decades passing by and still manage to become a rage even in the current world of vogue wherein being quirky and normcore are absolutely normal! This international Spring Summer Trends 2015 showcase too saw some nostalgic Déjà vu’s happening on the runway, for both men and women. While most of the designs followed the basics and a few presented art on the front, their were a few designers who adored the classic trends and made it a point to present them in futuristic silhouettes that the people of the current world can adore and wear. There is something about the 1970’s (wish I was born in that era *Sigh!*) that keeps resurfacing in terms of fashion picks on designers labels. Have actually lost count of the times when someone referred a particular silhouette or design to something that was introduced in and around the 1970’s timeline. Was that the time our fashion goddess came down on earth and sprinkled some modish inspiration on our lace & layered land? Maybe! 1970’s Marrakech Maxi Flows We just can’t do without having some free-flow silhouettes in our summer wardrobe. Which is why any trend that works around these almost-floor touching fabric arrangements are a win-win situation for us. And when someone amalgamates it with bohemian side of style, the wishlist scribbles topple down with these added as the top priority. Many designers internationally and even on Indian front have presented this earthy yet eye-catchy trend on the runways this year. From …

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Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum (Review)

June 25, 2015
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What age is actually the right time to start protecting skin from anti-aging? Well, dermatologists consider this question vague, because aging process takes place differently in different women. On an average, 25th year of your birth is the time when you should start investing in anti-aging skincare regimes. But is it justifying to put your skin through these chemicals, when maybe your skin is still young and hasn’t shown signs of aging yet? Most of the skincare products that are available in the market are either for the young teens or for the ladies who have started aging. But what about the young girls in their 20s who are freshly out of their budding years and are slowly growing into womanhood? Za Beauty has surely taken this point into consideration and have presented a serum that is perfect for the women in their 20s. This serum is not an anti-aging product, but more of a process that delays first signs of aging. What’s interesting about the product is that it has been designed, keeping in mind the modern reasons of aging. Gone are the days when aging was only limited to motherhood or your hormonal/biological changes. In today’s chemical and polluted lifestyle, there are many hazardous exterior factors too that promote early signs of aging. About Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum This advanced serum is the latest Skinovation developed by leading scientists from The House of Shiseido. It features Za’s breakthrough Retinowhite Complex, that delivers unmatched radiance and retains youthful luminosity. Retinol Derivative – Combines benefits of Retinol known for its Youth Retention properties & patented 4MSK- a super corrective and brightening ingredient renowned for reducing melanisation, dark spots, pigmentation and unevenness of the skin. Crystal Brightening Complex – Combination of Apricot extract and Vitamin C derivative of APM …

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#Papagoto : Father’s Day with Mamagoto

June 23, 2015
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There is this one day every year, when we express our truck loads of love for our dear fathers. While some call it Father’s Day, Mamagoto like to promote it as the ‘Papagoto Day’. The day when fathers steal the limelight from the mothers. This year too, on June 21st, while half of India’s population (some universal territories too), woke up to the practice of #YogaDay, me and my family were more focused on dining in for some Asian flavours by the afternoon. With the quirky hashtag #Papagoto buzzing on my tweet-feed, I knew that my family is going to love this setup, courtesy the Mamagoto team. For those who have been following my blog will know that I reviewed their winter menu few months back (Mamagoto Winter Special), this time I was more keen on munching on their summer menu. As before, the menu wooed me away and my family couldn’t stop praising the authenticity of everything that we ordered. Right from the bar munchies, starters to the wholesome main course and to-die-for desserts; everything was out of its world and stood apart from the lot. Take a look at how I added on to my gluttony (without guilt) last Sunday, as I treated my father and family to some Asian flavours.   About Mamagoto Literally translated, it means ‘to play with food’. A Japanese social experiment of sorts, involving infants to use their senses to understand the textures and shape of food. Born out of this idea came our concept – to make Asian eating fun. To make it experiential and social, to create a relaxed casual atmosphere where affordable and authentic food plus drinks combine with quirky décor. Kalapalette’s Recommendation : Passion Fruit & Orange Cooler, Street Style Spicy Dumplings (we ordered Chicken), Honey Chicken with Bell …

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Father’s Day 2015 : GANT Style

June 20, 2015
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There is a certain way in which a father dresses up. Be it for work, or a casual brunch out with family over the weekend; there is certain flair to his modish sense that defines him from other men in our lives. We can’t help but be swoon away by his charm and adapt that certain sense in our personal style quotient too. But this post is all about our fathers, so let’s keep it focused on to that only. It’s not just his personal style, but the brands that he opts to propose it that sets in as a great example of style too. There are numerous brands that offer menswear or accessories, but there are selective few that take menswear onto a whole new level and introduce class and finesse to the wearer. GANT is one such luxury brand that defines menswear with class and sets the style apart from the general ensemble dictations. The brand not only offers formal suits and an array of shirts to choose from, it also offers a wide collection of semi-casual and casual spring summer wardrobe essentials for men. Breaking the monotonous association of men with shades of black, blue and browns; GANT also offers collection in various other colors like red, pink, green, pastels and yellow. When I thought about gifting my father some style additions to his extended wardrobe, I couldn’t think of a better brand than GANT to do the honors. Check out the ‘Father’s Day Gifting’ look I decoded from their latest SS’15 collection that I am ideating my dad to wear this father’s day. Now if you are already charmed by the collection and how stylish it can make any man look, take a look at their collection since I managed to click some photographs at their …

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Royal Enfield : Riders on the Storm (OOTD)

June 9, 2015
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We girls are often pictured in pretty pink toned feminine silhouettes. So much so that the very idea of being edgy mostly falls appalled by the society. But in this world of being at the forefront, baring yourself to the rough wind and walking driving down the raw paths is what keeps us all going. Royal Enfield recently launched first of its kind gear & wear store at Khan Market, Delhi. Just like any other blogger launch event, I went to check out the collection. Wasn’t expecting to fall in love with the collection so much, that a mere conversation with their team member Radhika and an exceptional idea of doing a feature will prosper into this immensely victorious OOTD feature. Take a look! Psst.. the braids just happened to be by accident. I had roughly braided up to get frizzy hair at the time of the shoot, but everyone insisted that I keep the braids on as it brought out the more raw look to my attire. Well, rest is history.   Photographs Courtesy : Faizan Patel Photography Outfit Details T-Shirt, Jacket, Jeans, Gloves, Bag& Helmet – Royal Enfield Heels – Next UK Ring – Thrifted from Manali   The Despatch Rider inspired collection exemplifies Royal Enfield hallmarks: craftsmanship, durability & detail. Leather jackets are the defining pieces of this collection, complimented by other outer wear pieces. Cold weather layering gets a leg up with sweaters, sweatshirts and henleys. The additional outer wear items include over-shirts, t-shirts, denim trousers, water resistant canvas bags, belts, wallets and shoes in pure leather. Find them in Delhi No.31A, Khan Market, Delhi Twitter : https://twitter.com/RoyalEnfieldIn

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Innisfree Eco Handkerchief Campaign + Contest

June 5, 2015
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Because our nature too needs equal pampering as we please our own selves. The beauty brands nowadays promote organic products and add on to saying that preserve mother nature, but do they really mean it? Putting on organic make up is absolutely pleasing, but what happens when you try to remove it? Loads of toxic cleansers and ample amount of water usage. Does that really count in as a ‘eco-friendly’ initiative? I assume, not! The internationally renowed Korean beauty brand, Innisfree, has thought beyond by introducing some genius eco-friendly campaigns that truly add on the organic approach of skin-care and beautification. One such initiative by Innisfree is their ‘Eco Handkerchief Campaign‘ that is apt for the summer season.   Green is the new buzz word. Reduce, reuse, recycle is a phrase that is being emphasized today. Whether sustainability has always been part of their corporate DNA or not, brands are trying to demonstrate to consumers that they are ecologically conscious. More and more beauty brands are taking a healthier, more eco-focused approach to not only their products, but also their manufacturing. Spearheading this sensibility, is premium South Korean beauty & wellness brand Innisfree. Innisfree is dedicated to finding the purest natural ingredients and harnessing their virtues within the eco-friendly containers innovated through nature conscious research & development. Sharing the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. Innisfree has initiated a unique culture, that of green awareness where consumers can actively take part in. Keeping in tandem with this, Innisfree has made efforts to preserve nature since 2000 and this endeavour continues even today through a series of Green initiatives. Please find below Innisfree’s corporate social responsibility initiatives namely, Eco-handkerchief & Empty Bottle Recycling …

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Summer Sorbet : Tropicana Slice Alphonso Special

May 27, 2015
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Who doesn’t like mangoes. As a kid, summer season meant enjoying some ripe mangoes and gulping through chilled mango shakes. Tropicana Slice now gives us a reason to enjoy the real flavours of this fruit, but this season, they have taken it to a whole new level. For those who have been a hardcore fan of mangos are surely aware of its many varieties. One of the juiciest and tastiest variety of mangoes is the Alphonso mango. This season, Tropicana Slice has introduced the real flavours of Alphonso, canned in a cute travel bottle. Specially hand-picked from Ratnagiri, Tropicana Slice Alphonso drink can be served chilled, but when I got my hands on this drink, I had the craving to blend into a party concoction or two. Keeping in mind that this drink can be great with alcohol or as a dessert too, let me present to you my two easy-to-make recipes to enjoy this drink further.

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