Mekhela Chador for this Durga Pujo

Hey Peep! Wishing shubh shosti to you and your family. I know the wait was little long for the new saree look. To mark the beginning of Durga Pujo 2017, I wore this mekhela chador on Mahalya.

I have a soft corner for traditional sarees. I am trying to get as many of these sarees from each state of India. Let’s hope soon I shall have ethnic wear from all the 29 states.

About Mekhela Chador

Mekhela chador is a traditional Assamese outfit. It consists of 2 pieces of clothing draped around the body.

Mekhela is the first part, worn from the waist downwards. It looks like a sarong and is folded into pleats to fit around the waist and then tucked in.

Chador, the second part is a long length of cloth which has one end tucked into waist (upper portion of Mekhla) and rest draped around the upper body.

That Beautiful Contrast

Let’s quickly jump onto the detailing of the Mekhela Chador I wore. The brighter the beautiful it is with light shades always being elegant and classy.

When it comes to ethnic wear go for bright colours for a celebratory feel or stick to pastels/black for a sophisticated and classy look. I chose to get a Mekhela Chador which is a fine balance of both.

My Saree Story

I rarely wear sarees. I can actually count on fingers the number of times I have worn a saree in my life. But when it comes to choosing a saree I become picky as I want to look the best. Also, I look for durable fabrics.

Earlier, I used to buy lots of chiffon and georgette saree as they are easy to manage. However, my preference has evolved since past few years and I go for handloom sarees as I can treasure them for years to come. And yes, I have to complete my traditional saree collection.

I picked this blue and beige mekhla chador to style it according to the occasion. Trust me, it’s not always about the colour, makeup plays a vital role too. So, you can wear this saree for any occasion with your style of makeup.

Low Cut Blouse

Not only the saree, I get blouses stitched in a way that I could wear them after years without looking outdated and boring. Definitely deep neck or back is never going to be out of style.

Check Bollywood movies over the years – you will find the actresses wearing at least one deep neck blouse provided they wore saree in the movie or a song.

If you love traditional wear just like me please like and comment below sharing your feelings about the mekhela chador.

Half Saree look ft. Jay & Binita

Hey Peeps! Happy Panchami to you and the family. How is Durga Pujo going so far? I have been working, going for shoots and then Dandiya nights. Yes, it’s hectic but fun.

I have bought a melange of outfits for this festive season which includes western, ethnic and Indo western. I could not resist myself from wearing this beautiful half saree for dandiya last night.

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For the years I have been in Bangalore, half sarees have always grabbed my attention. In North India, we call it lehnga itself. The difference between half saree and lehnga is barely discernable over there.

Getting in touch with Jay & Binita

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Before I start blabbering on the details of my look and outfit, I would give a short introduction of the designers Jay & Binita. They are the ones who had designed my wedding lehenga.

Though Jay & Binita are based in New Delhi and I stay in Bangalore, the coordination was glitch-free and I got my dream wedding lehnga designed by them.

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At times, I used to get furious as I was not able to see the progress and feel it. They usually don’t show the products unless the end product has materialised.

But for me, they designed the lehenga skirt and sent the picture and then they moved to Chunari and blouse design – exactly how I wanted it to be. I got more than what I was expecting.

The half saree feel

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A Malayali lady had ordered this half saree a few months back from Jay and Binita. I was scrolling my Instagram feed and I bumped into this half saree. Promptly I contacted them asking for same with little changes as  I love customised outfits. They have added stones in my half saree as I wanted it that way.

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Dupatta of the half saree is 3 and a half meter long so it gives me the privilege to style it in lots of ways. Oversized pearls add a touch of flourish over the border of dupatta and blouse. They look like buttons and are marvellous.

The lehnga Skirt

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I have not gone for longer length as Wanted it for festival and dance mainly and I shall not be able to carry them if the length is more. The mountain style golden border is contrasting well with the off-white skirt.

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Overall feelHalf saree- Festive- Wedding- Marriage- Namrata- Bangalore based Indian Fashion, lifestyle, makeup, beauty, travel and fitness blogger

This well-executed concept looks so perfect. I can wear this lightweight half saree on a variety of occasions. If you know me, I love to mix and match. I am sure I can club skirt, blouse and dupatta separately with many more outfits.

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Reasons to buy from Jay and Binita

  1. They customise to an individual customer’s requirements.
  2. They have multiple styles and coloured outfits in their ready to sell collection,
  3. Their ask price is reasonable compared to other boutique or designer wear.(P.S. do not compare it with any random online store as these are customised designer wear.)
  4. You can find all recent fashion ethnic range in Jay & Binita boutique.

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How to contact Jay & Binita

Instagram Page- https://www.instagram.com/jay_binita_studio/

Contact number-+91 8595 238 061

Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/jayandbinita/

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What I wore:

Half Saree by Jay & Binita

Lehti bangles From Darbhanga, Bihar

Pearl earring from Hyderabad

Do let me know in the comment section below what you feel about the look.

Get Nerdy with your t-shirts

Hey, Peeps! Wishing you and your family Happy Navratri!

While the whole country is in a festive mood, we need to go about our work as well. Being a Bengali Bahu, I am wearing new outfits every day. And yes, trying out different lip-smacking food too.

Keeping with the festive spirit, I got my nerdy T-shirt by Get Nerdy Clothing a few days ago and it was lying around as I was aware that I would want to wear new clothes to office as well.

Get Nerdy with your tee

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I work in a very cool office where we don’t have a dress code. Yes, but that doesn’t mean that I would wear anything to the office.

I love being comfortable a lot especially when it comes to work. What else but a t-shirt could be more comfortable for office?

Feel like t-shirts are just basic and look kiddish? Do check my blog post where I have mentioned 8 ways to style a t-shirt. For me, t-shirts are the most versatile top-wear ever.

Fun with your Get Nerdy tee

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So yesterday was a working day for me and at the same time, I had to go out with my husband for a day outing. So, I went to the office in my get nerdy t-shirt, pairing them with jeans.

Once back home, I just changed my bottom wear to shorts and tried my happy socks. Aren’t they cute?

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I love playing around with stuff in my closet. Unexpectedly it turned out really funky.

People often feel I give lots of time for my outfit styling but that’s not the fact. Most of the time it’s a prompt decision unless the place I am visiting mandates a dress code.

So, we went for a fun day outing and somewhere I felt I look too kiddish with my happy socks. But what’s wrong in being kiddish?? After all, age is just a number!

Why Get Nerdy Clothing

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Yes, t-shirts are most basic and common clothing which we can find everywhere. So, what makes Get Nerdy different from other brands? If you look at the t-shirt I am wearing or any t-shirt on

If you look at the t-shirt I am wearing or any t-shirt on Get Nerdy website you can easily spot the difference. If you couldn’t find it, here you go:

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  1. Could be worn by any age and gender.
  2. Clean and fun messages on t-shirts.
  3. You can at least choose it for Friday dressing in any office.
  4. Could be worn for team outing.
  5. Quality of t-shirts is awesome.
  6. Most importantly, it is affordable.

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Looking for a discount?

I have 5 coupons of Rs 100 off to give away.

Please DM me on my Instagram handle to get the discount on Get Nerdy t-shirts. Hurry, it’s limited to 5 coupons and on first come first serve basis.

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Shivas Gateway – A Rejuvenating Staycation.

Hey Peeps!! Hope you all are flying high in glee! Well, I am after a rejuvenating staycation at Shivas Gateway, Bangalore!

Recently I was so stressed with the hectic schedule and had been sick and still working! I was actually going crazy, my husband and I were not getting time for ourselves, so we decided to take a day off from work and just relax.

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So, I was looking for a day-long staycation venue, a place that should be close to Bangalore city but still seeped in nature and peaceful. 

After a bit of research, I settled on Shivas Gateway. It is a short one and a half hour drive from my place.

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Reasons for choosing Shivas Gateway

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  1. It gives you a sense of being away from the maddening city crowd, being an hour drive away if you wish to rejoin it. Shivas Gateway is just 5 Kms away from the Bangalore International airport.
  2. Shivas Gateway is not a resort, but it is surrounded by greenery – my quickest way of getting close to nature to find peace.
  3. I couldn’t take more than a day off from work. In fact, had to attend a meeting the next afternoon. So I could travel back easily.

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Yummy in my Tummy

As we entered the hotel we were welcomed with a refreshing drink! The staff was super cordial and polite.

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Room

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Since we were drained and famished, we went straight ahead to hog on the food. Honestly, there was a buffet set up and the food smelled so temptingly delicious that we couldn’t resist it!

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Shivas Gateway has a lavish buffet spread as well as an a-la-carte option too. So, I hogged like never before (I usually hog like this; especially in case of yummy food).

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Breakfast

We ordered for Russian Salad to start with, it was really delicious and prepped my tummy for more delicious food. Then came the appetizing Hara Bhara Kebabs and Sufyani Murg, cooked to absolute perfection. 

For the main course, we ordered Dal Tadka, Subzi Mili Zuli and Murg Dum Biryani and a Red Lady Mocktail to complement the food! 

 

I am reminded of the lip-smacking food at Shivas Gateway while writing this and I’m feeling super hungry again. Everything that we ordered was exquisite.

 

Well, they also have Chicken Sizzler and Chicken Ghee Roast as their signature dishes.

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Chicken Sizzler

 

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Suffyani Murgh

 

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Chicken Ghee Roast

Their Buffet counters are open throughout the day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Red Lady Mocktail

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I have a coupon code for you. Use “NAM20” for flat 20% off at Ambari Restaurant

Do check out the pictures of my fun-filled experience below:

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Hara Bhara Kebab

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Bathroom
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Welcome Drink

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Curio Box – Stoking My Curiosity

Hi There! Today I am going to introduce newly launched box – The Curio Box. The name itself made me curious and I ended up buying it. I often buy subscription boxes as I need different and unique accessories frequently for fashion shoots of my blog.

Moreover, I am inclined towards accessories/lifestyle over beauty/makeup boxes as I have sensitive skin and am quite choosy when it comes to beauty/skincare products.

I have a coupon code for you. Use coupon code“NAM5” for 5% off on your Curio Box.

The box was sent in secure bubble wrapped package to keep its 10 contents in pristine condition.

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The contents of Curio Box

  1. Sling Bag (4 colour options) – Worth Rs 850/-
  2. Necklace (Choices provided) – Worth Rs 375/-
  3. Tibetan earring- Worth Rs 205/-
  4. 2 gotta patti bangles – Worth Rs 220/-
  5. Cuire Soap – Worth Rs 150/-
  6. 2 Mondsub masks – Worth Rs 500/-
  7. 2 surprise gifts- *Part of current offer (Regular offer is 1 surprise gift)

The Sling Bag

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  • You get an option to choose among a red, black, green or brown, floral printed bag.
  • I chose black as it looks classy and I have reviewed a few red bags in other subscription boxes lately.
  • The bag surpasses my expectation as It is well made, unique (I haven’t come across any floral pattern bags in other subscription boxes) and looks like it would keep me company for quite some time.

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The Necklace

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I was given a choice of boho, oxidised silver and antique metal jewellery. I opted for the antique one.

Honestly, it was little hard for me to choose as I like other 2 jewellery as well. Being a fashion blogger I could team any of them with my outfits.

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Tibetan Earring

This reminds me of my last trip to Darjeeling. I have seen these earrings and Tibetan jewellery the last time when I was vacationing in the beautiful hills.

I am not sure if you could buy them in other cities as well as I rarely step out for street shopping.

Gotta Patti Bangles

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I am not sure if I would have purchased them on its own. I have a decent collection of bangles post marriage and I don’t feel an immediate need to buy more as I don’t wear them every day.

Since it was a mandatory product in the box, I chose pink because I own lots of pink sarees.

Cuire Soap

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If you really want to know how much I love Curie India soap check out my previous post here. Also, I have reviewed it in collaboration with 5 more bloggers.

I am glad that I received it in Curio subscription box. The best part is I have asked for the Heart in Heart soap and my wish was granted.

Mondsub Masks

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I have reviewed few of Mondsub masks on this blog here. But I haven’t used these particular ones before. Still, I can vouch for the quality as I have almost all other masks by Modsub and I do not have any complaints against them.

Two surprise gifts

I could not buy this box in initial launch offer as I was going through some health issue. You can, in fact, know more about it here, through my friend Amrit’s vlog. Curio Box didn’t disappoint me and they have come up with a better offer.

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I was so lucky to get 2 surprise gifts which were exclusive for first 20 customers post-launch offer.They have sent me an Oriflame nail paint and a beautiful pair of earrings. I am not sure if the offer is still there as it was for 1st 20 customers only. It’s never so late you can still go ahead and try it on.

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Use coupon code “NAM5” for 5% of on your box.

Contact details to order your Curio Box

Contact them on their Instagram handle. Click here to order.

Do let me know what you feel about the newly launched Curio Box.

Jewellery Box ft. Jewel Gem Collection

Hey Peeps!Hope you all are having a good time! I am here with yet another review for an amazing Subscription Bag / Box by JEWEL GEM COLLECTIONS. 

About Jewel Gem Collections:

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Jewel Gem Collection first started a box with an exquisite collection of Ethnic and Indo-Western Jewellery (I know what I’m going to gift my loved ones this festive season!). But now it’s not just limited to jewellery, they have also added skin care and cosmetics to their range of products!

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My Experience with Jewel Gem Collections:

To start with, I have ordered a customized bag with 4 jewellery pieces worth Rs. 950/-

The packaging is perfect. It was a well-bubbled wrapped package, even the earrings are packed so well with small thermocol balls in it so that it is well secured.

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Yes, I know the idea of subscription box is to get loads of goodies at a discounted price. And I’m sure you must be thinking that I’m insane to put in Rs. 950 for a bag and 4 pieces of jewels which are wrapped really well.

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But honestly, if you look at the quality of jewellery, you will know that Rs. 950 is absolutely worth it.

 

The range of jewellery they offer is exclusive and of outstanding quality and I’m so in love with each and every piece that I have received and I can match it with a variety of outfits!

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Coming to the bag, I find it average. I personally don’t think I can carry it with any of my outfits. So, it’s definitely a miss for me.  But I’m sure there must be many who might love it.

Pros

  • Collection of Jewellery is exclusive and artful. (In love with them).
  • Quality of each piece is commendable and absolutely outstanding.

Cons

  • Bag for me is a miss, I don’t think I can pair it with any of my outfits.
  • Bag and the pieces of jewellery misfits when paired together.

To conclude, I am a fan of their range of jewellery but the bag is not for me.

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I honestly feel that liking towards the bag may vary from person to person, it totally depends on your personal preferences and styles. So, I’m sure there may be many who would love their colourful bag!

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Hope this review was helpful! Once again do check out their collection of jewellery, it is absolutely gorgeous!

PS: I have been under the weather since last few days and could not get clicked wearing the whole lot of these gorgeous jewellery pieces. Still, thought of sharing these products with you as I really love all of them and I am sure you would feel the same.

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To order contact them on their Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/jewelgemcollections/

Mode of payment: PAYTM or Bank Transfer.

Use Coupon code Nam5 for a discount on the customized bag.

 

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Go ft. Woodland

Hello my peaches! Hope you had a fun filled, gorgeous week!

Here to tell you about an event I attended last month, it was an exclusive preview of, “On The Go Collection” by WOODS. This event was hosted by a fellow blogger, Nischita (from my black skirt) in association with Woodland.

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Bloggers from all over Bangalore attended and delved into the ravishing and fresh collection of shoes and bags. Everyone enjoyed themselves by clicking pictures and adored the new collection by trying it out.

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I had an amazing time interacting with fellow bloggers, it’s always fun and important to interact and learn about different opinions on latest fashion trends. It was an evening full of fun and laughter and yummiest snacks! I loved the little cupcakes they served, with Bags and Shoes on them, they were super adorable and delicious.

Talking about the Brand

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Woodland is as you all know one of the famous brands for footwear and adventure accessories worldwide. Durability is certainly their key selling point, and anyone using Woodland shoes must have witnessed that these shoes can even last for almost a decade if taken good care.

Woods is a premium brand introduced by Woodland. Woods, “On The Go Collection” includes an exquisite range of shoes, handbags and wallets. I admired this collection, the style and colour of each range of products were vibrant! It’s not too formal or not too casual. Perfectly elegant for work and equally posh for an outing.

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Men’s collection was great too!  Men’s shoes were not the usual boring brown and black, they have added fresh colours such as; orange, green, mauve and blue to their collection, making them look oh so classy!

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Oh, did I mention we all received a sling bag from their latest collection! In love with it and flaunting it everywhere I go.

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Woodland store is a must visit! You will fall in love with their latest exquisite collection! Do visit the nearest store.

What I wore:

Shoes and Bag by Woodland

Top by Zara

Culottes by Mineral (Central Mall)

 

Festive look ft. Panigha India

Hey Peeps! I have two things to announce – Firstly, I have collaborated with Panigha India once again for the upcoming festive season look of their latest collection.

Secondly, I finally got an opportunity to get my makeup done by Vandana from …. of course, I could not watch myself during the process as I was in front of the camera and the mirror was far away.

Once the makeup was done, I was pleasantly surprised ( actually gushing) to look at my face. How could she read my mind to decipher the look I have been wanting for!

 

I have been an admirer of  Panigha India’s products since long. Every time I feel that I have bought the best, it surpasses all expectations with a brand-new collection and I tend to buy more from it.

It’s not possible for me to blog about all the products I have got from Panigha but If you follow me on Instagram, you can spot me wearing many of its products on and off.

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The reasons why I trust Panigha India for jewellery

    1. Personal Touch The owner of the Panigha India buys most of the products by visiting the vendors personally. She buys those products which she feels can use herself or would look good on her loved ones.
    2. Rare Designs/Fresh Stock Yes, I know Panigha India does not have all the designs available in the market. If you follow the company on Instagram, you will get to know what I mean. They restock everything within a week and come up with new product range entirely.
    3. Reasonable Pricing I stay in Bangalore and the only place for street shopping is Commercial Street. Since, I am a sucker of handmade and silver jewellery, on each visit to the commercial street I am always on the look out for such jewellery.
      Firstly, I do not get as many varieties as I could find over Panigha India page (fb or Ig). Secondly, I really can’t afford to pay so much for Junkies.
      I love Panigha India for the pricing they have. I have searched on many websites but no one could beat Panigha India’s bang for the buck.
    4. Versatility Being a fashion blogger, I need to come up with different looks and styling for all my fashion posts. I always look for versatility on each product of my look.
    5. Help Indian Economy Yes, helping the economy. Sounds funny? But it isn’t as Panigha buys its products from small vendors instead of buying it from big wholesalers.
    6. Statement Jewellery is common Gone are the days when I used to love statement jewellery. I have been admiring those silver pieces of jewellery by Panigha India. You can check my previous post where I have styled their jewellery in different ways.
    7. Quality Matters Every time we buy online we expect products to available at a reasonably low price. We hardly talk about quality. Why? because, we assume that, they should be fairly equivalent to the price. What if I tell you, they have awesome quality products.

If, you don’t believe me just give it a shot.

 

Hey, I have missed mentioning what I am I wearing today:

Top by Zara

Skirt from Central Mall

Jewellery by Panigha India 

Makeup by Bronze Blush Beauty

Special Thanks to Vandana from Bronze Blush Beauty for being a part of this shoot and of course, for my gorgeous makeup.

Use coupon code “NAM10” for 10% off on orders above Rs. 1000.

Why should you invest in a Subscription Box?

Hey Peeps! So what are your thoughts on investing in a monthly Subscription Box?

Many of you have been asking me two questions:

One, how do I choose my subscription box?

And, why I choose to invest in the subscription box at the first place?

 

Firstly, I will give you tips on how to select your Subscription Box:

Taste in Products: Subscription box have various range of products, think about what products you would love to invest in, it may be skin care, luxury, jewellery or lifestyle box.

Quality vs Quantity: Needless to say, everyone loves quality products. But what I would like to point out is that most quality products may turn out expensive. So, to make it budget friendly, the number of items in the box may reduce.

In case of Quantity, the number of products may be on the higher side but the number of quality or high-end products may be lesser.

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Price Range: The most important question, how much you want to spend on your box? This may also include questions like is it for gifting your loved ones or is it for yourself? And also compare; what kind of products you are getting in your budget, whether you want to increase your budget or reduce it.

Old Trusted Box or New Versatile Box: There are two kinds of people, one who likes to invest in boxes that are in existence since years. And the second kind; is open minded, always ready to binge on a new, trendy and anything that’s appealing; without differentiating between the old or new brands of subscription box.

So, what kind of a person are you?

Why Subscription box - Namrata- Bangalore based fashion, lifestyle, fitness, travel and beauty blogger

My reasons for an inclination towards investing in a Lifestyle Box:

⦁ I love to binge on a Lifestyle box over a Beauty or a Jewellery box because you get to try out different products in one box, they are utility based boxes.

⦁ Being a fashionista, I love to and have to be in trend; a subscription box is a great way of always being in trend, you get all the latest in trend products; be it skin care or jewellery or any clothing item. To be honest, I was never fond of jewellery, but because of investing in a lifestyle box, I have been falling in love with them.

Why Subscription box - Namrata- Bangalore based fashion, lifestyle, fitness, travel and beauty blogger

⦁ Lifestyle box is a great way to try newly launched products, or in fact, you even get to try out brands that are not very famous but have products of superb of quality.

⦁ You can customize your box as per your taste, which I adore because I do not like to buy anything forcefully and I only invest if I am completely satisfied with the contents of the box.

 

Why Subscription box - Namrata- Bangalore based fashion, lifestyle, fitness, travel and beauty blogger

⦁ Lifestyle box is a great way to try newly launched products, or in fact, you even get to try out brands that are not very famous but have products of superb of quality.

⦁ You can customize your box as per your taste, which I adore because I do not like to buy anything forcefully and I only invest if I am completely satisfied with the contents of the box.

Why Subscription box - Namrata- Bangalore based fashion, lifestyle, fitness, travel and beauty blogger

Some of the negatives for me :

⦁ I am extremely choosy when it comes to face products because I have an extra sensitive skin, I avoid trying face products through a subscription box. But there have been times where after reading the ingredients I have used a face product and have loved it.

⦁ I do not like the idea of a year long subscription. For example, I have a box of luxury bath products, I wouldn’t like to invest in the same box each month because we usually receive full-size products and obviously we do not finish them every month.

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Hope this article was helpful to you. I love investing in a subscription box once in awhile; whenever I find a box with products that appeal to my taste.

Why Subscription box - Namrata- Bangalore based fashion, lifestyle, fitness, travel and beauty blogger

Do write to me about any questions that you have in mind, I will definitely try my best to clear your doubts.

Happy shopping until the next time!

Mermaid in your box ft. Princess Box India


Hey Peeps! Have you checked The Princess box for the month of September yet? I have a coupon code for you valid for any of the boxes – Use coupon code NAM5 for flat 5% off.

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If not check it along with me. I am going to show you The Royal and The Luxury editions today. Most of the products in each box are common but you get fewer chocolates in the smaller box.

That’s why I got The Luxury Box for myself.

My experience with The Royal Princess Box.

I have been an admirer of Princess Box India for their inclusion of Lavie bags. Each of them has been dear to me till now and going a step further, now you can choose yours from a pick of three.

I already have the July and August edition bags, so this time I went for the latest one. But, if you are trying out The Princess Box for the first time, you get to choose from three elegant bags.

This month’s theme is Mermaids. The box features an exclusive mermaid bath salt by Fucshia and also pretty purple/pink and deep ocean blue cushion cover(16*16) with fish scale pattern.

I wish I could buy 5 covers from them to make a set for my sofa cushions. Besides these, 10 heart shaped chocolates plus a heart shaped cushion add a romantic touch. Doesn’t it look like a gift filled with love?

Contact details for The Princess Box India: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/princessboxindia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/princessboxindia/ WhatsApp: +91-988-641-8355 Use the Coupon code NAM100 to get Rs 100 off on your subscription box till 31st August. They have other exciting offers too, do check them out.

The founder of Princess Box had wished to introduce this theme in her first box itself. Maybe it took a bit of time, however, it has been executed to perfection.

A fidget spinner is my favourite toy of the year and if I safely assume that you follow me on Instagram, you would have known how many of these I own by now.

Mondsub products and jewellery is something which I have been seeing in the Princess box every time and I am a big time fan of Mondsub products. I use them only twice a month, so this box is perfect for me as we get 2 mask sheets with every Royal Box.

The surprise product is a makeup product, either a stay quirky lipstick or a Makeup Revolution product (lipstick or highlighter or blusher). I asked her to send me makeup revolution because I already have a stay quirky from last months Royal Box.

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Trying The Luxury Edition for the first time

I was trying my hands on the luxury edition for the first time and the products are totally justified for Rs1,999.

This box has few small differences from the Royal edition – instead of a lavie bag, the box has a long night clutch by The Moda House, one mask in the box and 5 chocolates instead of 10.

So, if you are not willing to buy a Lavie bag and are looking for a party clutch this is a great option too.

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Mermaid at Heart Budget Hamper

. This budget hamper is a new launch. It is available for Rs 299+ shipping charges. The contents  are

  1. Velvet clutch – Rs 200
  2. Mondsub mask – Rs 250
  3. Fuschia Mermaid bath salt – Rs 75
  4. Fuschia mask – Rs 75
  5. Earrings – Rs150
  6. Hair Accessory – Rs 75

The 5 Categories for the September Princess Box are :

  • Budget Hamper – ₹299 + Rs 100 shipping 
  • Mini Hamper -₹499 + Rs 100 shipping
  • Deluxe Box -₹999 + Rs 150 shipping 
  • Luxury Box-₹1999 + Rs 200 shipping
  • Royal Box – ₹2999 + Rs 300 shipping

For further discount, use coupon code NAM5 for flat 5 % off on any of the boxes.

Which box do I prefer?

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The first answer is, of course, the oh so adorable Royal box. I have been smitten by the lavie bag selection options and the cushion cover.

Yes, it’s the most expensive one and probably if the bag and cushion cover were not part of it, I would have probably gone for some other box.

I have not used the budget hamper yet, but am planning to order a few around the festive season as they look so perfect as gifts, completely justifying their Rs299 price tag.

Contact details for The Princess Box India:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/princessboxindia/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/princessboxindia/

WhatsApp: +91-988-641-8355

 

Use the Coupon code NAM5 to get 5% off o on your subscription box till 30th September.