My Wedding Story ft. WedMeGood

Hey Peeps! How was your Diwali celebration? This year, I celebrated a cracker free Diwali to support the Green Diwali drive.

We all were in a festive mood for almost a month and now the wedding season is around the corner. This time of the year, while trying out different festive looks, I always get nostalgic about my wedding. 

Like every Indian girl, I had big dreams about my wedding. I am from a very small town, Darbhanga in Bihar, where we do not have luxuries like 5 start hotels. I could not even find a good photographer over there.

However, I was very particular about the kind of pictures I wanted as memories. After searching Delhi wedding photographers online on Wedmegood – I found Nitin Kanjoos.

I cannot thank Nitin enough for giving me the best of the photos of the ceremonies, exactly what I had imagined. Undoubtedly, I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for pictures to cherish a lifetime.

I would love to share few of the wedding pictures with you to showcase his work. 

Mehndi Ceremony 

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I decided to wear a green, lightweight Gujarati work saree for my Mehndi ceremony to feel comfortable throughout the function. 

That was the first day I met Nitin. So I was all excited to get clicked and I was looking at the camera and him constantly.

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He smiled and stopped and as soon as I turned the other side, he clicked my picture and then I turned back again to pose and get clicked. He came to and said,” I am trying to click candid shots, You just enjoy your day you will get the pictures as per your expectation”.

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Then I got the whole idea of candid shots and gave him complete space to click to his style.

Pre-wedding Shoot 

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We had a gap of a day in between our wedding and other functions. So, we decided to sneak in a pre-wedding shoot.

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The venue for the wedding was in Patna which is an unknown city for me again. We started looking for beautiful places for the shoot. Unfortunately, we could not find something interesting and decided to pose near Ganga Ghaat, NIT, Patna and Gandhi Maidan.

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I still cherish those pics as most of them are candid and I still try to remember the topic behind a particular scene. 

The Wedding Day

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It was a fusion wedding solemnised with a mix of Bihari and Bengali rituals. Jaimal and Kanyadan were as per the bride’s traditions followed by the actual wedding led by a pandit according to the groom’s ritual.

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I wore the lehnga designed by Jay and Binita for Jaimal. Later I had changed into a red silk Kancheevaram saree for the remaining functions.

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In between these ceremonies as well we could steal fifteen minutes to get exclusive couple shots. The presence of mind and coordination by Nitin was exemplary during all of these shoots.

Bidayi

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The poor soul, Nitin was ready for Bidayi at 4 am, only to find that the complete congregation was fast asleep. The ceremony was performed later at 8 am and I couldn’t have asked for better shots even for the Bidayi.

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Thank You, Jay & Binita and Nitin among others for creating memories for a lifetime.

 

Dressing up for The Bangalore Times Fashion Week

Hey Peeps! How have you been? I am on a vacation to my hometown and not able to get clicked for new posts.  I was browsing in my camera and I have lovely memories from recently concluded Bangalore Times Fashion Week to share.

Today, I will be showcasing quick and easy evening outfits – something every woman should have. Because it’s all about looking your best – always. 

We women always have a common problem that we don’t have anything to wear. Especially, when it comes to an unplanned occasion.

The Bangalore Times Fashion Week

 

Something similar happened to me around two weeks back. I was invited to the  Bangalore Times Fashion Week (7th and 8th of October). Just in time, I got an invite on 4th which was a weekday and I panicked. I always keep 1-2 spare outfits which can come in to rescue in such sudden occasions. 

This event was scheduled for two consecutive days and I went through the same feeling that I didn’t have anything to wear. Being invited to the Bangalore Times event was huge for me and I just wanted to look well dressed for the part. 

My first reaction

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I panic at first go and then sit back calmly to decide if I have something to wear for the event or I need to go shopping. And this time I decided not buy anything new plus not to experiment a lot with my look.

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I read somewhere “A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous”. So I always try to follow it especially in a new environment. I took out 2 pretty dresses from my closet (both of them was gifted by husband). Remember one thing your husband’s choice can never go wrong, after all, you are his choice (*wink*).

Day one of The Fashion Week

For the day one, I wore a full sleeved grey bodycon dress with a belle shoe by H&M. To complete the classy look, I paired it with a dainty necklace and earring set by Tanishq. I wanted to look classy and unique from the crowd so settled for my classic Daniel Wellington watch to adorn my wrist. 

Day one makeup

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For the base, I used moisturiser and foundation by MAC. On my eyes, I have applied pallet glittery smoky eye pencil by Sephora . On my lips, I have applied Victorian Rose 24/7 lip definer by Bella Voste. Blusher on my chicks is by Makeup Revolution which I got in my Princess box for the month of September. I could not do any hairstyle. Hence, left my hair loose. 

Day two 

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The second day was even more exciting for me as my favourite designer Neeta Lulla was showcasing her contemporary ethnic collection. For the event, I stuck the old rule -“When in doubt, Wear black”. I still remember my first dress was a black one and I am sure most women who love wearing dresses have at least one LBD in their closet.

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http://www.faballey.com/sequin-siren-maxi-dress-black-86

The black sequin dress by Faballey is a showstopper in itself.  If you want to stand out while clubbing your hearts out, sequinned dresses are just meant for you.

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My black dress has a deep back to give a sneak peak of your hard work at the gym. I paired the dress with metallic sandals by Mochi. By the way, if you haven’t checked Mochi’s new collection of sandals yet, go have a look. I am sure you would love that. 

Day two makeup

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Base, eyeshadow and blusher used are the same as day one makeup. I decided to go for even more luscious lipstick for an overall bolder look.

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I have applied Aquarage liquid lip colour by Makeup Forever. This lip colour has lip gloss as well on the other side of the package. In case you are a glossy makeup lover you can apply that as well. 

Evenings to remember

Both the evenings were jazzy, glamorous, embedding memories to cherish for a long time.  Do let me know what you feel about these two looks of mine in the comment section below. Also, let me know if you want me to share the complete experience of the event. I would love to do that. 

Designer Lehenga to Drool Over ft. Jay & Binita

Hey Peeps! Diwali is around the corner and the wedding season will follow soon after. My best friend is getting married this year and I am super excited about it.

I got this news in the month of June and since then I have been exploring designer lehenga for my bestie’s wedding.

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We have had a string of festivals lately. I wore the off-white lehnga by Jay and Binita boutique for Dussehra and probably I will style the same outfit in a different way for one of the wedding function.

The second outfit is going to be again by Jay and Binita, which I wanted to showcase beforehand. That is going to be this gorgeous cape crop top and lehnga skirt designed by the fabulous duo.

Designer Lehenga Customisation by Jay and Binita

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I love the bespoke outfits according to my preference and body type. As far as I remember, I was trying the rust colour for the first time. I love this colour, however, somehow I could not get the perfect outfit in this shade.

The moment they suggested me something exclusive in rust colour I took to the idea of getting a customised outfit for the festive season and beyond.

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If you know me, I don’t wear ethnic outfits as daily wear or on even semi-formal outings. But, I love to wear them during festivities or any traditional occasion. I have always sort of regretted buying a lehnga – be it my sister’s wedding or even mine. I could never re-use them.

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If you think it’s because I cannot repeat them, then you are wrong. I can style an outfit in multiple ways. So, I don’t bother about that.

I could not wear those lehngas because they are so heavy and while wearing those I freely be a part of the gaiety.

My preference is always quick, easy and lightweight outfits without losing the glam of the occasion.

Zardosi or Zari Work?

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When I received the blouse I was confused with the embroidery on the blouse. Was it a zari or zardosi work? Upon prodding, I could figure that it’s a perfect blend of both. The colour of zari is close to a well-worn antique, which I prefer over regular gold embroidery.

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Cape Sleeves this Season

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Cape sleeves are the flavour of the upcoming wedding season. Wearing a cape sleeve is like paradise. My outfit could not have been more comfortable than this. Loved the Matka silk top with cape sleeves.

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I am sure a lot of you would be attending marriages of friends or families in the upcoming months. What are your preferences, likes and dislikes? I would love to read about those.

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Diwali Subscription Box ft. The Princess Box

Hey Peeps! Aren’t we loving this long stretch of festivities? I am super busy with Diwali cleaning and shopping.

Naturally, I want to share a lot with you which might help you for festival shopping. I just hope I get the time to do so. If not in a blog post, will surely share it on my social profiles.

The first thing I would suggest you all lovely ladies out there is to gift yourself something you love to pamper yourself. Secondly, yes decorate your house to the best of your ability.

Looking for Diwali Gifts?

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If you are looking for perfect Diwali gift for self or friends and family – Your search ends here.

Princess box launches 5 different edition each month. Out of these, 3 to 5 products in all the boxes are common and then the variety goes up with the price. You can check all of them in their IG profile and buy the one which suits your pocket and taste.

You can have one extra gift by using my code MCDDIWALI for any box by Princess Box this month

I have got myself a Royal Box by Princess Box India for the month of October. I dig on exquisite bags and makeup collections and the Royal Box is just my type.

Contents of the Royal Diwali Subscription Box

Gifts in box

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The gifts are not mentioned in the list apart from the star makeup products they are offering. I selected Makeup Revolution eye makeup palette. I loved the Kylie Lipstick in the box but I went for this because I have been looking for a palette for quite some time.

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The second gift in my box is a Unicorn Makeup Brush which is Bonus gift. Its brush quality is quite amazing.

The third gift in the box is a cute pair of earrings. I am considering this cute pouch and the bag as gifts as they are not mentioned in the list and were used for packaging. Both of them can be reused.

Clutch by The Moda House

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Now the second best product in the box is a beautiful clutch by The Moda House. They have 2 options in this edition – a gold bling clutch or black clutch with stone.  I got myself the gold bling sling bag. The bag is high quality, quite comparable to branded ones.

Lipstick Case

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This is a 2 lipstick case, you have a backup when you need it. A handy mirror sits inside the box. You can now take along two of your 2 favourite lipsticks everywhere in your day bag.

Makeup Revolution Blusher/Strobe Balm/Anti-shine/Eye Shadow

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I was confused between strobe balm and anti-shine. If you like glossy look go for strobe balm. I have oily skin and I always wanted to try an anti-shine product – I am so glad that I got it in this subscription box.

Makeup Revolution Blusher/Stay Quirky Eyeliner

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I got a blusher, however, the list of items mentions the stay quirky eyeliner. Well,  lately have been using a blusher by Makeup Revolution from my September Royal Box. It fits the bill and it’s my favourite blusher.

Fuchsia Lotion

You need this every month – especially during winters. The lotion by Fuchsia is 100% organic, paraben free and is not tested on any animal. My body feels so smooth after using this delightfully wonderful lotion.

Lavender Cream By Fucshia

Lavender is really good for oily skin. I am definitely going to use this.

Face Serum by Cape of Good Soap

I am in love with the packaging of the serum. This has definitely enhanced the beauty of my dressing table.

2 Earrings

Don’t get confused! The earlier one was a Diwali Gift that I had received and there are 2 jewellery pieces in the main list. One is earrings Designed by Riya and the other jewellery piece is by well known brand Accessories. You get choices in both the category.

Rating- 4/5

Overall experience with the Diwali Subscription Box

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This is my 4th Royal Box by Princess Box. I have been a devout customer since the brand’s inception. I have even gifted it to my friends and ordered a few for loved ones.

The best part I love about the brand is the exhaustive options you get. It’s like they have a box for everyone.

Recently, they have launched a fully customised box. You can ask them the category of products you are looking for and they will provide you with the products they can offer. What else could a girl ask for?

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As ever, your comments and love keep me ticking. You know the drill. So shower some comment love!

This Diwali, Experiment With Your Festive Look!

Hey Peeps,

I am super excited and in glee to tell you that, my fellow bloggers and I are collaborating to showcase our unique style and look for the much loved Diwali Festival.

Aren’t you all super excited as well??

Trust me, by the end of this post, you will have a number of ideas to bring out the best of your gorgeous self this Diwali!

Namrata Kumari – My Closet Diary

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I’m wearing a gorgeous sky blue saree with an artful pearl border. I am so in love with pearls these days that I chose this saree for my Diwali look. I love light-weight sarees mainly because they are easy to carry and comparatively much comfortable to wear for a longer duration.

For makeup, I did a light one, with a beautiful pink lipstick for my lips, with a nice touch of bronze eyeshadow for my eyes and then outlined my eyes with a thin line of black eyeliner.

To complete the whole look, I wore Afghani Earrings by Panigha India, that I had received in my Curio Box as it complemented my saree really well.

Nisha Malik – High On Gloss

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This is Nisha from High On Gloss. I always have been quite passionate about, beauty, makeup & fashion. As life gave me a chance, I started blogging about my favourite things. I have never been so happy and content with life.

Today I am sharing about my current favourite festival accessory. I got this pair of gold & white beaded long danglers a few months back, just because I really liked the design. But right now this pair of danglers has become my favourite festive accessory of this season. This pair goes very well on my round face shape as well as with all the ethnic dresses. The pair gives quite a heavy look but is lightweight and does not leave my ears sore at the end of the day.

Deepika Verma – Makeup Magique

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For me, a good bright lip colour is a festive must have. The shade Orange1 from Maybelline lip gradation is my favourite pick. It’s an orangey red matte lip colour that goes well with almost all the festive outfits and steps up the look in no time. Also, this lipstick is a perfect matte that stays all day long so need not worry about retouching.

Sangeeta – BeautyNyx

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The festive season is upon us and any celebration calls for something bright, shimmery and fun. My go-to must have is shimmery glitter nails and my current favourite pick is Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist in the shade, Gold Dust.

Gold Dust is an iridescent rose gold with tons of gold and pink shimmer. The polish as such is thick and applies opaque for just one coat. No matter what outfit or makeup I choose to wear this nail polish pairs perfectly with all. Overall a great tiny addition to anyone’s makeup collection.

Jackie M – Thats Whats Up

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Aren’t metallic skirts just so festive, without being over-the-top?! And pleats just add a level of elegance and chicness. I love this bronze metallic skirt for fall and winter. You can pair it with almost anything, and dress it up or down. I cannot wait to dress it up for the holidays!

Amrit Kaur – AmritKaur_Amy

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Festive season is the time when I love to spend lots of money on jewellery. This year I have been a fan of feather earrings, danglers or tassels so I grabbed feather earrings from Frizeal Subscription Box to club with my Diwali outfit. These are lightweight, multicoloured earrings that can be matched with any ethnic wear. So, get a pair of feather earrings and flaunt them with your outfit.

Radha Jain – trystwithvanillagirlblog

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Being a lipstick addict , my top favorite makeup for this festive season is a lipstick . And nothing beats a versatile makeup for quick touch-ups especially when you are in crunch of time . I highly recommend L’Oreal Paris Tint Caresse in shade Orchid Blossom.Orchid Blossom is gorgeous orchid pink shade that will suit all skin tones. You can multi task with this product & can use it as eyeshadow and blush. Formula is enriched with floral oils and lip tint applies cushion soft on lips. It sits weightless on lips and feels comfortable.  L’Oreal Paris Tint Caresse range has beautiful,luxe packaging which looks festive in its tinted metallic finish. Do check out this collection especially shade Orchid Blossom and I wish you all happy & safe Diwali

Well, what do you guys think? I’m sure you guys have already started styling your look for this Diwali. Do let us know how much you love them.

Have a Gorgeous, Mind-Blasting and a Safe Diwali.

Also, please avoid bursting crackers lets not add to the air pollution. Pretty please it is a humble request.

 

Indian Sweets for Diwali ft. ShreeMahalakshmi Sweets

Hey, Peeps!

Hope you all are doing Super Good!

I am all excited about Diwali!

It is again one of my favourite festivals because Diwali celebration at my home is humongous. I have such fond memories of this festival growing up that every year I become that little girl all excited and preparing for the grand Diwali celebrations.

I love everything about Diwali preparations, from giving the house a fresh new look to purchasing diyas and even painting them.

I remember, as a kid, I absolutely enjoyed preparing Diwali Sweets and Mixtures with my mom, Oh she is an awesome cook.

Now, that I’m in Bangalore I do work on few things like painting diyas and giving a nice spotless look to the house.  But preparing for sweets and mixtures is a huge task. I’m working and find it difficult to take out time for extensive Diwali preparations.

About ShreeMahalakshmi Sweets

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So, this Diwali as per tradition I wanted to gift my friends a good yummy box of sweets. I did a good research and came across ShreeMahalakshmi Sweets. This shop has been established since 1991, so it’s literally 2 decades old and super famous for its quality. The reviews everywhere were so positive that I wanted to give them a try. They have their presence in Mysore and Bangalore and few other places in Karnataka.

 

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My visit was delightful and impressive. First, the outlet I went to had a lovely staff. They were so nice and humble.

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My husband and I tried out a few sweets; we had a tough time to come to a decision on what to purchase. Everything so delicious and made to perfection, nothing too sweet and quality wise exquisite. After trying out so many sweet shop brands in Bangalore I can honestly say that nothing can beat the delivery of taste and quality of each dessert, like ShreeMahalakshmi Sweets.

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I’m sure most of you must be wondering being a fashion blogger why am I blogging about a sweet shop.

Well, honestly I am writing about it because I am super happy about my discovery of ShreeMahalakshmi Sweets. I want all you Bangaloreans to try them out because I’m telling you will LOVE THEM.

Their shops are located at following locations in Bangalore:

Basaveshwara

Malleswaram

ChickPet

Yelahanka

Sahakar Nagar

RT Nagar

Vijayanagar

Chamarajpet

JayaNagar

You can also purchase them online on BigBasket, Zomato and Swiggy.

 

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And do let me know how much you enjoyed the yummiest sweets from ShreeMahalakshmi Sweets.

My Gemstone Jewellery Wishlist ft. Charmes India

Hey Peeps! I am sure the festive season is both exhilarating and tiring for you.

It is hard getting back to the grind of work after a string of festivities and a long weekend in the first week of October. However, could I stop shopping?

I feel lazy to go out and shop but Dhanteras & Diwali are around the corner, and I got to buy jewellery for the biggest festival of the year.

I was surfing the internet to look for jewellery trending this season, and I came across Charmes

Oh my God! They have such a pretty collection of gemstone jewellery. There are 5-6 products on my list, and I am confused on which one to buy. I am sure I will be able to figure it out by Dhanteras.

Would you like to see the pieces I liked and know why I fell for them?

 

1.  2.36ct Natural Green Emerald in 18K Gold Pendant

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When I first saw this 2.36ct Natural Green Emerald in 18K gold pendant, I fell in love with this. This pendant has South African Diamonds which are BIS & Gem Lab Certification made with excellent craftsmanship.

This beautiful pendant has a rare combination of blue and red stone with emerald which makes it stand out from the crowd. Being a working woman, I tend to lean towards lightweight jewellery more which I can wear every day.

You can shop for this piece here

 

2.  0.86ct Natural Red Ruby in 18K Gold Pendant

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This princess’s style, natural red ruby in the 18K gold pendant is again unique and cute. In case I buy this pendant, this is going to give me a princess feeling. Lately, I am leaning towards rose gold jewellery.

This pendant has South African diamonds with BIS & Gem Lab Certification made with excellent craftsmanship. Who does not like red ruby? Off course even I do. I have a few jewellery in red ruby, and they go with most on the outfits. As Indians, we are obsessed with red colour and love for red will always remain the same.

You can shop for this piece here

 

3. 0.65ct Natural Blue Sapphire in 18K Gold Pendant

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Before I say something about this beautiful 0.65ct Natural Blue Sapphire in 18K gold pendant I would like to share this jewellery is also South African Diamond and BIS & Gem Lab Certified made with excellent craftsmanship.

I am a big fan of sapphire pendants since I have watched “Titanic” as a kid and I had been looking for these pendants since then. I am glad I found a dainty piece of jewellery in sapphire as I will not be able to wear big ones every day. The floral pattern on the necklace is quite traditional and conventional style. But, the 5 blues sapphires on the pendant makes it look so gorgeous and rare that I could not take my eyes off this jewellery.

You can shop for this piece here

 

4. 1.01ct Natural Blue Tanzanite in 18K Gold Ring

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Finger rings are my biggest craving in jewellery. I have been wearing rings since I was 12 the love has grown stronger over the years. I prefer to buy unique ones which would stand out in a crowd.

This 1.01ct natural blue tanzanite in the 18K gold ring looks classy and fit for a lady. I do not have any blue gemstone jewellery so I would love to go for these.

You can shop for this piece here

 

5. 2.55ct Natural Red Ruby in 18K Gold Ring

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Isn’t this 2.55ct natural red ruby in the 18K gold ring a charming little thing? I just loved it. Fish shaped cute rings filled with red ruby looks so gorgeous and perfect for the Gen Y. I have not seen such exotic jewellery earlier. It should be a perfect embellishment for an evening gown.

You can shop for this piece here

 

I am perplexed on which one to buy. Would you like to help me buy one from my Wishlist?

Do let me know in the comment section below which one have you liked and why?

Namrata

www.myclosetdiary.com

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Look Gorgeous ft. VLCC Ayurveda Facial Kit

Hey Peeps!

The festive season is on, we Indians are so lucky that we get to celebrate so many festivals and the yummiest food that comes along with the festive season is alluring.

Well, talking of yummy food, during festive season we end up eating more (holiday weight is a real cruel thing!) and oily yet delicious festive items, but it does take a toll on our skin, especially if you have a sensitive skin.

Avoiding yummy food is not an option for me, but a good skin care routine helps a lot!

This festive season I chose VLCC Haldi and Tulsi Ayurveda facial kit, this is because I love using natural ingredients with medicinal properties, they work wonderfully on my skin.

Let’s learn something about the brand VLCC

Vandana Luthra established VLCC in 1989 and it is famous for its weight loss solutions and therapeutic approach towards beauty treatments.

They operate in beauty and wellness service industry, spread over 326 locations in 153 cities and across 11 countries. In fact, they 205 wellness centres in India.

Reasons for choosing VLCC Haldi and Tulsi Ayurveda Facial Kit

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  • My mother is extremely particular about her skincare regime but she never goes to the parlour for it, and she was the first one to introduce me to VLCC products. She swears by the effectiveness and efficiency of VLCC products. She has been their happy customer forever now.

Like any daughter, I look up to my mother for gazillion things and beauty care is one of them. I feel extremely jealous of her skin, it literally glows and she looks gorgeous also, much younger than her age.

  • Being a fashion blogger, one thing I have understood that you don’t need to apply a lot of makeup to look good, if you have a clear, healthy and radiant skin; you will for sure look good every day. And I have been relying on VLCC products completely for achieving the same, their products suit my skin perfectly.

 

  • VLCC Haldi and Tulsi Ayurveda Facial Kit is super affordable, has the goodness of natural products like Haldi and Tulsi which are meant to work wonderfully on the skin in Ayurveda. So, without giving it a second thought I purchased it.

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VLCC Haldi and Tulsi Ayurveda Facial Kit

It is known that Haldi is an antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. It helps to keep the infections away, generates new cells and rejuvenates skin from within giving you a radiant glow.

Whereas, Tulsi acts as a natural cleanser, helps remove dead skin cells and helps reduce blemishes. It definitely makes your skin look brighter, healthier and even toned.

They have 5 products in this facial kit and each product is numbered for you to understand and follow them stepwise.

Face Wash

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This face wash is gel based yellowish in colour and has a herbal smell to it. As you all know I have a super sensitive skin with an oily T-zone. Some face wash makes my skin super dry and some mild ones don’t work well on my face. But VLCC Haldi and Tulsi face wash was subtle on my skin. It helped remove the sebum and did not make my skin dry, my skin felt softer.  

Face Scrub

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VLCC Haldi and Tulsi face scrub is again gel based with greenish and yellowish grains; perfect for deep cleansing helps reduce whiteheads and blackheads. The scrub is not too grainy so it was gentle on my face and yet helped remove dead skin and had a moisturizing effect too.

Face Gel

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Face Gel is thick gel based yellowish in colour, it helps improve the elasticity of your skin and nourishes it thoroughly. After massaging my face with the gel for few minutes; my skin felt soft, was looking brighter and felt revitalized.

Face Cream

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VLCC Haldi and Tulsi face cream is pale yellow in colour, it is mild and non-sticky. It moisturized my face effectively without making my skin look too shiny. I have an oily T-zone so some face creams are not meant for me, but this was really light on my skin.

Face Pack

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VLCC Haldi and Tulsi face pack is again pale yellow in colour, it was super refreshing. My skin did look brighter and there certainly was an instant glow.

So, none of the products from VLCC Haldi and Tulsi facial kit were too harsh on my skin. I felt that each product from this facial kit played a great role in revitalizing my skin. I was so happy that my face did not look tired anymore and it felt healthy from within.

The products have a certain yellowish colour, and it actually felt like I was applying on the face without having to worry about the stain that it leaves on the face, it was pretty satisfying.

The VLCC Haldi and Tulsi facial kit is worth every penny and it is super affordable. It is available at just Rs.200/-

Will I buy this product again?

 

Yes!  my mother has me hooked onto VLCC products and I can’t thank her enough.

I love each and every product that I have used till now. I’m definitely going to invest in VLCC Haldi and Tulsi facial kit again because of its positive results on my skin.

My Rating: 5/5

Do give VLCC Haldi and Tulsi Facial Kit a try and let me know how you find it.

ALWAYS READY BOX Ft. CURIO BOX

Helloo My Peaches!!!

Hope you all are doing great! I certainly am!!

So, yesterday afternoon, while I was at work, I received a call from the courier guy asking whether I was at home to receive the courier or not, post that call I was all in GLEE.

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Well, who doesn’t get excited whenever a courier guy calls. I do, EVERY single time!

Reached home to find my “ALWAYS READY BOX” by CURIO BOX, waiting for me!

Before going further let’s talk about the concept of, ALWAYS READY BOX.

This box is dedicated to all the women who love dressing up and especially for those who love to and wish to dress up but don’t know how to or where to start or what brands to use.  Basically beauty/makeup newbies.

The Always Ready Essentials

On the “ALWAYS READY BOX” launch post they had given amazing tips on how to get ready within minutes, this is what they had mentioned:

  • Moisturizing is important, use a moisturizer of your choice or you can use Fuschia Face Gel which you can select from this box.
  • Get a cat-eyed look with a wing of Bella Voste Kajal or use a smudger to give yourself smokey eyes.
  • Wear Bella Voste Lip Color to give yourself the PLUMP and CHARMING LIPS!
  • Use Bella Voste Nail Paint Remover and then apply Gorgeous Nail Color from Bella Voste!
  • And for special occasions, we have MondSub face mask to get that instant glow
  • Keep a hair band handy for a bad hair day!

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Follow these simple steps to look gorgeous every day. 

**These tips are so helpful for those who actually think a basic dressing up takes hours, I have a few friends who believe so too.! This guide is perfect for them, its really a matter of few minutes, and being presentable is of utmost importance whether you go for a party or an interview; it’s a fact.

Coming to the ALWAYS READY BOX

“ALWAYS READY BOX” came in a nice courier bag within that there was a box which was again bubble wrapped. The box was sturdy and safe for fragile items. On top of the box, there was a cute Curio Box Logo and a Ribbon.

I opened the box, to find a cute Thank You, Card.

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Coming to products in the “ALWAYS READY BOX”

Amongst the big 4 options, I had chosen the Afghani Earrings (Other 3 are: Fuchsia Face Gel, Victorian Necklace and Double Layered Necklace)

So, in recent times I have been falling in love with big Afghani Earrings, I got the gorgeous blue colour one, being from Panigha India, the quality of these earrings stand out. They are so well crafted with beautiful details.

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Bella Voste Lipstick (I chose Pink Wink) 

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Of course, I chose Pink Wink. Those who know me and follow me would have definitely guessed it right. I am a lover of Pink.

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Anyhoo, at first I put a swatch of the lipstick on my hand, the texture is creamy smooth and the shade looked super rich in colour. I then, applied it on my lips without a lip balm and it was pretty creamy, a lip balm is not required at all. The colour looked so luscious and it lasted all day today.  Couldn’t have been happier with respect to quality.

Bella Voste Kajal + Smudger (Dark Grey)

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I received a dark grey colour kajal with a smudger, it is pretty close to black. Again, the texture was smooth and the kajal is highly pigmented, with just one wish I could outline my eyes perfectly. It comes along with a smudger. I tried it on my hand, and it’s perfect to give you smokey eyes. I absolutely loved the Kajal with a smudger.

Actually, I had been looking for Kajal with Smudger Combo and found it expensive everywhere, but since I got it in a subscription box I saved a lot of money!

Will show off my smokey eyes soon. Stay tuned.

Bella Voste Nail Paint

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I got a pretty shade of BLUE and I really loved it. I have not applied it yet so cannot comment on how long lasting it is, but the colour is beautiful.

Bella Voste Nail Paint Remover

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The Remover has Vitamin E and Glycerine and it definitely did not leave my nails dry like the usual nail paint removers or acetone.

MondSub Mask Sheet

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Who doesn’t love MondSub Mask Sheets ?? I’m a big fan of their mask sheets, they give a great instant glow, perfect when you don’t have time to go get a facial done for some important or special occasion. I received the pearl one, super happy!

Nature Valley Granola Bar

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Being a health freak this is a must-have for me, I usually keep a granola bar in my bag because I’m always hungry and it’s always better to hog on something healthy. Also, this bar is not the usual granola bar, it is pretty tasty.

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Two surprise gifts

I received nail strips and chocolates!! Getting my nails done French style.

Chocolates are my sweetest indulgence, always give me chocolates if you want me to like you. I’m a health freak, but love chocolates! You must remember that.

I must appreciate the quality of products they have used for this box, there is no denial about the quality of jewellery pieces from Panigha India, I have owned a few myself, and the one I got with this box is absolute LOVE.

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Coming to Bella Voste, I have never used their products before and oh my, I am super impressed with the quality of all their products, which are at par with the best, in fact beyond my expectations. I wouldn’t have known about them if I wouldn’t have received them in a subscription box. We are usually so obsessed with brands like Mayebelline,  ColorBar, MAC or anything better than that. I feel Bella Voste could give a good competition to any of these major brands.

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MondSub Mask Sheet, there is not much to talk here. They are my favourite!

So, “ALWAYS READY BOX”, is exactly what it is defined as, they have taken care of all the minimal items required to look presentable every day, and included a granola bar too!! Look Gorgeous And Be Fit being their motto, I absolutely adored this box.

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So, the MRP of this box is more than Rs. 2100/- Furthermore, at just Rs. 899/- believe me guys, it’s a steal!

They have Mini Combos too you must check them out! Honestly, I would suggest you go for the complete “ALWAYS READY BOX”, you will save a lot more!

I have an additional surprise for you- Order this box using coupon code NAMFREE and get a surprise gift by Curio Box.

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