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7/31/2015
{THIS IS WORTH IT} :: BEAUTIFUL SKIN OVERNIGHT!


How amazing would it be if we could achieve silky, smooth, bright skin overnight? Seems like a dream, right? Well it's not! 


Ridhi here, and today I will tell you all about a miracle product that I came acoss (Oh! lucky me!) 5 months back, I bought the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil, and I never stopped using it! 

The Kiehls website says that it is "99.8% naturally - derived and paraben - free botanical elixir that works all night to regenerate, repair and replenish the skin barrier for younger looking skin by morning" and trust me guys, IT DOES! Those of you who got scared of the word "oil" do not worry, this product is great for all skin types!

Let's look at the key ingredients list, shall we : 
Evening Primrose Oil is an effective on skin barrier repair and boosting radiance. 
Lavender Essential Oil helps soothe inflamed or irritated skin while helping reduce skin blotchiness for a more even, brighter and more radiant looking skin. 
Squalane is a healing botanical lipid with a high affinity for skin to instantly restore and replenish. 

Directions for use
All you have to do is add one step before you moisturize in your evening skin care routine. 
Take 2 - 3 drops of the Midnight recovery oil, rub it between your palms, inhale the relaxing scent 

Gently pat the oil in circular upward motions, onto your entire face.
And then on your neck.
And then around your eyes, gently tapping the tips of your finger along the entire eye socket.
And finally bring it towards the outside of your temples.
Wake up the next morning, for visibly more radiant skin!
This oil is priced at Rs. 3200/- for 30 ml, but is it worth it, hells yeah!
We're in love with this miracle worker, and we're all about sharing our love with you.
Leave us a comment about your experience if you've used the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil before!
We'd love to know your experience.

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7/29/2015
{QUICK TIP} :: MANAGING MONSOON HAIR

The monsoon season is like 'bad hair month' for me! My hair goes from being a super dry pouff, to be a super sticky lump within a span of two days. And it just feels like the moods of my hair keep swinging like a chic on PMS!

But over the years (especially because of having a baby in tow) I've realised that the good ol' bun is the best way to just get things going. After some time though, the same kind of hair begins to bore me out, and then I look for what else to do!

Here're some of my quick go to things to do, to manage moody monsoon hair!

1. PUT A BOW ON IT!
I love turbans! (And that's not 'cause I'm surd okay!), and I love how a good scarf can be used in so many ways as a hair accessory. This bow style that I learnt off YouTube (you can get the tutorial HERE) is one of my favourite things to do with a scarf! Specially so, during the rainy season.
2. FLOWER POWER
Flowers make everything better! And hair is no exception. These frangipanis grow right outside our home, so it's one of those things I always have around the house, and even in my hair. I find the subtle scent of these flowers so soothing, and relaxing after a hard day of work. 

3. THE MASK
A hair mask is one of the best ways to care for one's hair, during the monsoons. And since we're all about going chemical free on this blog, we love a good home remedy! This one is super simple, with ingredients that are readily available in everyone's pantry. 
1 cup curd + 1 tablespoon olive oil + Juice of half a lemon = no frizz, moisturised hair! 
All you have to do is simply rinse it off with water. No shampoo.


These are my go to tricks, for managing crazy monsoon hair! What are some of your secrets?
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7/15/2015
{OUTFITTED} :: IF I EVER SHOULD(ERR)

There isn't a day that passes when I am not grateful for my family, and most importantly my husband's support in what I do here. But sometimes, I get stupid, and I take him for granted! And even though he's patient with me, I can sense the disappointment.

Sometimes, it gets hard to disconnect, and come back from the world of the internets. Sometimes anxiety takes over, and questions about wether I'm doing the right thing swim back from the deep dark corners of my mind. And there's a constant tussle about wether I should be doing this, as a full time mom, and wife. Sometimes, it gets overwhelming to see people half my age doing exactly the same things, on their blogs.

And at these times, my husband picks me up, and pulls me out of my self-doubt. So, this one's for him. Because he sometimes hates the blogger in me (who's constantly stuck to her phone!). And yet he'll push me, to go out there, and live the dream - no questions asked.
Fell in love with this dress, when it came online on KOOVS. (Buy it HERE) And it's my favourite thing to wear this summer! I think the off-shoulder trend is here to stay for sometime. It's so romantic, and yet, there are so many possibilities in which one can wear it. 


`Dress: KOOVS (Buy it HERE)| Bag: Zara (currently on sale) | Shoes: Thrifted | Sunglasses: Dior (gifted)

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7/10/2015
{BEAUTY MUST-HAVES} :: BEACH BEAUTY ESSENTIALS


Aloha lovelies! It is that time of the year, when a travel bag becomes your best buddy! If you are all set to see the world, we are all set to ensure you look your prettiest and stay sun safe too!!

Ridhi here and today I will share with you some beach beauty essentials that you must make space for in your travel bag!

1.  Forrest Essentials Facial Tonic Mist Pure Rosewater Spray -
An after sun exposure remedy that instantly cools and soothes the skin. Can be used both on face and your body! Also, helps prevent sun burns. To top it all it smells divine! It costs Rs. 1025/- for 200 ml, Rs. 575/- for 100 ml.

2. Maybelline The Colossal Liner - Black -
This drug store eye liner is definitely our pick for the season. In the excessive heat also it does not smudge or crease, it is definitely a long stay jet black liner that you cannot miss out on! What's more, it comes home with you for a comfortable Rs. 425 /-

3. The Body Shop BB cream -
A must - have for anyone who has normal to oily skin and is suffering from blemished skin! It  is simply perfect for this season and accts like a wholesome skin base with the goodness of tea tree oil! A little goes a long way and tube will last you for good 7 to 8 months of daily application! It costs Rs 1095/- for 40 ml.

4. The body shop Color Crush lipstick in No. 15 : Bright pink lipstick is a definitely must have for your holiday! This creamy yet light on the lips lipstick will make your vacation even more memorable with bright smiles! It costs Rs. 895/-

5. Maybelline Cheeky glow blush (in Peechy sweetie) -
Coral is definitely the color of the season and a swipe of a subtle tangieness across your cheeks just adds to the holiday fun. Don't hold back, grab hold of this blush and pack it up for your convivial summer! It costs Rs. 275/-

6. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist - SPF 30 -
What if wearing sunscreen became as convenient as spraying on some body mist? Fret no more as Neutrogena has a solution in the form of sunscreen that is a body mist! Applying and re applying sunscreen was never this easy. A definite necessity rather than must have in your travel kit! It costs Rs. 675/- for 141 gm of product.

7. Burt's Bees tinted lip balm -
Extreme temperature leads to chapping of the sensitive lip area. Protect your lips while out in the heat of the sun with our current favorite Burt & Bee's tinted lip balm in Red Dahlia. It is available in all Sephora stores and costs Rs. 499/-

Don't forget to pack all of our beach essentials to have a beautiful and fabulous summer break!! Happy Holidays y'all!

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7/02/2015
(SHOP THIS) :: A MONTHLY DOSE OF BLING WITH ZOTIQQ


All girls love a little bling! Even the most conservative dressers, like to add a little sparkle to their outfits.

Hi girls, Japna here, and today I'm going to tell you all about an amazing and blingtastic month that I've had thanks to Zotiqq. An interesting concept, Zotiqq is a jewellery box subscription. A carefully curated selection of pieces, that are bang on trend, and available at your doorstep every month.

The big surprise though, is well, a big surprise! Because the contents of the box are not revealed. And  so basically you have no clue as to what this month's box, is going to have. And to add to that, every box has different goodies in it. So if you and I ordered the box for the same month, chances are, we'd both get very different stuff! How cool is that! 

The box comes in two variants! One for the hoarders, and one for the well, not-hoarders! Hehe! 
The bigger, Fashionista box, that has 5 pieces of sparkly goodness, is more appealing to me, but that's just because I love my bling. But there's also a slightly more conservative variant with 3 pieces!

My experience ordering the box was seamless, from placing the order, to the final delivery, everything was prompt, and well communicated to me via SMS. The packaging was no frills, which was nice, considering that there's a whole bunch of frou frou inside. And the great surprise was that each of the pieces came with their own cloth 'potli' to store it in later.

Here's how I wore my bling during this month.


GETTING THAT PRECIOUS SELFIE!

FRESHENING UP THE FLOWERS AROUND THE HOUSE.


AT WORK, DOING VIDEO CALLS TO FINALISE SOME COLLABS.


AND BEING INTRUDED BY A CUTE LITTLE MONKEY!

ALL SET TO PARTY!

The pieces were extremely trendy, and worked easily from being dressed down, to dolled up. They've quickly become staples in my accessories drawer, and there's  no way I'm parting with them any time soon!

Do check out Zotiqq on www.zotiqq.com. And you can also follow them on their Instagram, and Facebook for regular deals, and contests.

Would you shop the Zotiqq subscription!? Have you shopped any other jewellery boxes before?
Do let us know in the comments section!
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6/29/2015
{OUTFITTED} :: TURQUOISE SHIFT

When the monsoons arrive it's all about shorter hemlines and bare legs for me! Oh, and hair tied up, because with the monsoons you can never really tell when a good hair day, becomes a bad hair one.

Hi lovelies, Japna here, and if you're suffering the monsoon-y monday blues, then this here, is the blue for you.... and me!

So this shift dress is the hero of my wardrobe right now. The number of ways that I have worn it, I can't begin to tell you. For one, the minty colour is something that's instantly fresh. The cut of the dress is superb for someone with big broad hips, and with the pockets on the thighs and the slight A-line cut, it's got the whole 70's vibe going which is very in vogue right now!

I used a trusty white shirt to camouflage the deep V-neck (that deep V works wonders on a date I tell you!) and when wearing short dresses, my go-to rule is not to wear heels. Something about this little tip just makes me feel instantly more at ease when I've got on a supremo shorty on.

Psst.. get this dress on sale  HERE!


Dress: River Island (on sale HERE) | Shirt + Shoes: Zara | Bag: Michael Kors |  
| Watch + Earrings: Forever 21 |

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6/19/2015
{THIS IS WORTH IT} :: THE MAGIC PAINT POT!

When I started wearing make-up, the major issue I faced was that my eye shadows did not last, nomatter how expensive the brand was, all thanks to the oily eyelids. (Sigh!) Even if you have dry eyelids, the problem is that eye shadows crease and flake easily.

Hey pretty gals..Ridhi here! And today I'm sharing my  secret to all day, long lasting and non creasing eye shadow!

Introducing, MAC Paint Pots...

MAC paint pots are almost like eye primers, creamy in texture, available in beautiful colors and last a really long time. They enhance the color of your eye shadow as well. All you have to do is use your fingers to apply a small quantity of the product all over your lids and follow it up with your eye shadow(s).
The shades we are completely in love with are,

Nubile: A very neutral shade that acts as a perfect base for any of your eye shadow, specially for the Indian skin tones!
Rubenesque: This is a super pretty champagne peachy color that can even look great just on it's own!

MAC paint pots come in a 5 gm jar and costs Rs.1450/-. Even if you use it everyday, a paint pot will easily last you an year because a very meager quantity is required per application. That's a bang for my buck!
So all you lovely girls out there, get the ultimate long lasting eye make up with the help of this miracle product!
If you haven't tried it as yet, then you've gotta get your hands on one of these! If you've used it let us know in the comments below! 
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6/03/2015
{OUTFITTED} :: MAXIMISED POSSIBILITIES

They say India is the land of possibilities! I say, so is my wardrobe! And yours!
Japna here, and today we're playing a little game of "how many ways can you wear something?"

Fluted skirts have been catching my eye everywhere these days. And you'll be surprised to know the amazing possibilities that one sweet little skirt can come with! Today I'm sharing the three ways and places that me, and every other Delhi girl can rock this trend!

Fluted skirt: Max Fashion

ON THE METRO TRAIN, TO WORK -
Delhi travels by the metro, and we're proud of it! You can feel the pulse of the city that is Delhi as you fight your way to get into the 9:00AM train. And no matter how many cars you own, it is this metro that is the quickest way to take you to wherever you want. It's that thing that you take for granted, yet can't live without.
Just like a trusty white shirt!
Which is what a day of meetings at the office calls for! A classic white shirt is a must in any wardrobe. It always makes an impression, and gives your sweet little skirt the ability to kick some serious ass in the boardroom.







Shirt: Max Fashion | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Cartier | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

ON THE ROOFTOP, AT YOUR FAVE RESTAURANT -
Over the past couple of years, the food culture in the city has really come into it's own. Delhi loves to eat out, and we love to explore the new joints that are opening up all over the city! The restaurants at Haus Khas Village, with their rooftops, and romantic views of the lake are some of my favourite places for a date with my boo!
The sweetness of your skirt is amplified by a ruffled camisole, that makes sure that the honey won't be able to take his eyes off you in the candle light.






Top: Max Fashion | Necklace: Lifestyle | Bag: Michael Kors | Shoes: Dune London

ON A SUNDAY EVENING, AT THE PARK -
Delhi is a city that has many gardens and parks. And while the mornings will see Delhi-ites jogging, running, meditating, and exercising to kickstart a new day, the evenings will have them play, fall, explore, learn, and generally just be kids. Wether it's cricket, frisbee, football, badminton or any other sport you'll see people of all ages, engaged in play of some sort or another.
And so I chose a classic striped top, in a summery tangerine hue, to go with the skirt, as I took my little one to be one with the wind, at Lodhi garden, one of the most famous parks in Delhi. A little unexpected detail in the back elevates my basic tee, and puts the party in the 'back-yard' if you know what I mean!





Tee: Max Fashion | Shoes: Converse | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Thrifted

My relationship with, and love for Max Fashion is well documented through this blog (HERE and HERE, if you don't already know!), and today I've been invited by Max Fashion to take part in #MaxRoadToParis, a styling contest where the winner will be flown by the brand to witness Paris Fashion Week!

You see there are clothes that are for being in fashion, and then there are clothes that are for being me! Me, the mom, me the wife, me the corporate junkie, and me the blogger.

And that's where Max Fashion comes in - its for me. I find their clothes immensely on trend, and the versatile silhouettes transition seamlessly for the different roles that a woman must play everyday.
What's more! In today's day and age of poly-everything, it's so refreshing to see a brand have the '100% Cotton' tag on most of their clothes! Now that's a 100% goodness for this goodlookin'!

I must add, that as part of the #MaxRoadToParis contest, we were offered a choice of four pieces of clothing, to style and return. But I was so happy with the four that I had picked up from their varied collection, I was convinced I didn't want to part with them!

In addition to their stores, you can also shop Max Fashions on www.maxfashionindia.com
And for more updates on their collections, and offers you can follow them on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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