The Long Skirt – 10 Reasons Every Girl Should Own It

Hey Peeps! Whenever I take a poll I, the opinions are evenly split. And I do not hate it. I totally understand we all are not the same and have different style statements. I was trying to figure out a closet staple which every girl can have; shy or bold and the first option that came to mind was a long skirt.

I have 10 reasons why I feel every girl should own at least one long skirt.

It adds height to your frame

Generally, any long skirt, pant or trousers give an illusion of longer legs. If you are short and you don’t want to show you are wearing heels, you could always hide it easily. My height is 5’7″ and I strongly feel I look much taller than my regular self in this maxi skirt. Which girl would want to miss that?

A long skirt is for every body type

Recently a friend asked me to write a blog post on outfits that could be worn by all body types. So, this is one solution for her. I will be surely coming up with a different blog post showing the flattering outfits for a curvy body type. Till then you should surely try a long skirt.

Are your legs waxed? Why worry?

Agh… We all have faced it right? There are times when I have cancelled my plans just because I was not sure about wearing a denim in a party and my legs were not waxed. Thanks to fashion industry who have come up with a dynamic range of hot and sexy long skirts too. I know how to pull a svelte loof even when my body is not ready.

You can repeat them with numerous tops

I did a small survey on what do girls own more, top or bottom wears. The answer is quite expected was that women buy top wear more. Is it because we feel bottom wears are more versatile? Or you are afraid of trying lots of new trends in the market thinking once worn it can’t be reused?

When we buy something unique it gets more traction and we fear to repeat them thinking everyone will remember that. A maxi dress can be styled in numerous ways and can give a complete exclusive look every time.

I have a personal request to all you ladies out there reading my blog post, do not hold yourself from trying out different looks assuming that you wouldn’t carry it. Eventually, I have noticed that we do not want to be seen in same outfits at public places. Why have we attached it to our status symbol always? Be creative and recycle your outfits as many time as possible.

A long skirt can be worn in any season

Regardless of seasons, I love wearing the flowing bottom wear throughout the year. In summer I find it more comfortable than jeans, trousers or denim bottoms. Flowy outfits are my fashion buddy for the sweltering Indian summer.

In winters, if I do not want to go out in regular jeans and bottoms and I want to look girly, long skirts are my first choice. I can always wear a legging or thermal wear and no one would know.

A versatile long skirt can be worn on many occasions

You can repeat you maxi skirt with many top wear and carry it in any occasion, be it a formal, casual, western or even an ethnic setting. You just need to mix and match your long skirt with a top which is apt for that occasion.

Not comfortable in showing your skin?

There are lots of girls who are hesitant to show their skin yet want to look stylish. Of course, it’s nowhere mentioned that showing off your skin makes you more stylish.

I do not mind both, showing skin or being covered. At times, I am honestly not comfortable showing skin as well. The reason could be my legs are not waxed. Long skirts help me look beautiful and stylish while still covering a temporary flaw.

Flaunt your top wear without overexposing

I am someone who believes in exposing one body part at a time. Overexposing sometimes looks vulgar. For example, bikini looks good only in swimming pool or a beach vacation. If you want to wear a sexy top, a long skirt can easily complement your top and balance out the overall look.

Can be styled with a basic tee/top

A flowy skirt is always beautiful in itself. A basic top or tee focuses the highlight on your skirt only and your long skirt grabs all the attention.

You look uncommon

Standing out from the crowd makes me feel strong and confident. I  have seen people wearing what everyone else is wearing for any particular occasion. For me, wearing something uncommon is always exciting and what’s the fun if I can not style my outfit differently.

Do let me know how much you love my styling in the comment section below.

Until the next time, stay fabulous!

 

Vicco Turmeric Foam Base Face Wash Review

Hey Peeps! Nowadays, I am more focus towards my skin and trying to keep it hydrated and nourished with mild and herbal products more. We all get a lot of skin concern and problems during monsoons, right? I get rashes, breakouts easily as my skin is oily. I recently got introduced to Foam Base Face Wash by Vicco Turmeric cream with a foam base.

My Memories with Vicco

Vicco is my mom’s favourite brand. She is very simple and doesn’t believe in too much makeup or jewellery.  I have seen her using Vicco turmeric cream for parties etc. She used to get an instant glow and as a kid she never allowed me to use that cream then. Recently my mom was in town and she asked me to use Vicco Turmeric Cream with Foam base face wash by Vicco. Her belief in the brand made me try this. My T zone is really oily during monsoons and at times I hate it as it spoils the whole makeups and looks.

About Vicco

Vicco is an Indian brand which has Ayurvedic herbal medicinal products like herbal toothpaste, herbal toothpowder, natural skin care cream, natural face wash etc. The brand was formed in the year 1952. Vicco is well known among India’s most trusted brands.

Packaging

The face wash comes in a white plastic tube packaging contrary to the Vicco’s standard yellow packaging. The tube is housed inside a white-blue-gold cardboard package, where both box and the tube display a turmeric design on top and the product name written in bold. The packaging is really appealing as it looks classier and more attractive than the yellow one. The tube comes with a screw cap on top which shuts tightly and hence is quite travel-friendly.

 

Ingredients & Texture

The face wash is yellowish-honey like colour and has a gel-like consistency. The formula of the face wash is easy to rinse off. The smell fades away when the face is washed with water.

The main ingredient mentioned is the extract of Turmeric. Turmeric is really helpful in treating acne and pimples as it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Turmeric is also beneficial for oily skin since it controls excessive oil secretion. It also reduces skin pigmentation and signs of ageing.

My experience with Vicco Turmeric Cream with Foam Base Face Wash

I was really irritated and going dull because of my skin concerns. While trying this Vicco Turmeric cream with foam base face wash I was really sceptical as nothing worked really amazing on my skin. Just because the product claims to be authentically Ayurvedic I gave it a try. Ayurvedic products have lesser side effects compared to chemical-based products.

Also, the product claims to prevent and cure pimples, blackheads and oily skin. After my first wash, I felt my skin was deeply cleansed. Who doesn’t suffer from minor nicks and cuts, lets say while shaving? This product would take care of them as well in a safe and natural way.

I have been using this face wash over a month now and it has become my favourite with time. All you need is a pea size quantity and wash your face every night with this foam base face wash. It has become a part of my CTM routine. The less quantity usage makes it long lasting product.

My oily parts of skin like T zone feels much better than before. It also leaves a light cooling effect on the skin after immediate use.

This face wash works best on oily skin as it helps in cleaning out the oil from the face but as it is not a drying face wash, it will be equally good on dry skin with Vicco Turmeric skin cream for dry skin and Vicco Turmeric WSO cream for oily skin post wash. Though this face wash claims to clear and control blackheads. My face certainly needs a scrub for clearing blackheads out and keeping them in control.

My Rating:

4.5/5

I would have given it 5/5 if the product would have shown the effect on the very first day. But I don’t expect such quick effect from Ayurvedic/natural products.

Do I recommend this product? 

Definitely, it’s a must try for everyone as it is for all skin type and super effective. It can be used by both men and women. So, basically, it is a product which can be used by the whole family.

Foam Base Face Wash by Vicco- Namrata- Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

You can also, buy them online on vicco’s own e-store. The product is also available on other online portals like Amazonand Shopclues

 

Until the next time! Stay fabulous 🙂

Jivaana- My statement jewellery destination

Hey Peeps! I love collecting statement pieces. I am someone who doesn’t believe in storing too many accessories but yes I always fall for the statement pieces. Wedding season is here, and I looking for everything classic this time and then I bumped into Jivaana.

One stop destination- Jivaana

Jivaana has an immense range of beautifully crafted j

Jivaana has the amazing collection of jewellery, bags, clothing and shoes. Basically, they are into ethnic designer products. When we talk about statement pieces it can be anything which makes you feel unique from the crowd.

Jivaana has an immense range of beautifully crafted j

Initially, I ordered just one ethnic earring online from them and slowly I became a fan of Jivaana. I love this brand for online jewellery shopping.

Label Amara by Jivaana

Initially, I ordered just one ethnic earring online from them and slowly I became fan of Jivaana. I love this brand for online jewellery shopping.

Jivaana has an immense range of beautifully crafted jewellery, bags and shoes. They have different designer stuff as well. I opted for Label Amara jewellery and shoes this time. It looked like a vintage collection range to me. I decided to go a neutral Jewellery set that can be worn with most of the outfits I have and I don’t have to invest in for matching jewellery always.

Go bold

Initially, I ordered just one ethnic earring online from them and slowly I became fan of Jivaana. I love this brand for online jewellery shopping.

Sometimes I don’t feel like wearing a lot of jewellery but I want it to be a centre of attraction. For those time I Usually play a game changer look. Instead of wearing usual necklace and earrings set, I avoid wearing either of them and choose a hand accessory instead.

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I found this beautiful and bold earring on Jivaana website and  I wanted to match it with a nice bangle. Suddenly, my eyes stopped at this beautiful ring which has an exactly similar pattern.Yes, this was not a set but I figured it out that the website has a huge range of jewellery which can be mixed and matched.

Old is Gold

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Usually, we focus only towards our outfits while planning our outfits for any special occasion like wedding, parties etc. But if you really want to make a statement, you need to accessorize your outfits well.

Jivaana Onlince ethnic shopping- Namrata- Bangalore based Indian fashion and lifestyle blogger

I am from a small town and when I visit my town for some occasion I don’t want to look gothic or flashy. As it’s a very small place I feel people start judging us and I believe in “Jaisa Desh Waisha Vesh” funda.

Jivaana Onlince ethnic shopping- Namrata- Bangalore based Indian fashion and lifestyle blogger

For family functions with all tradition rituals going on, I love being true to the traditional look. Keeping this in mind I got this gold necklace for women set. This can be worn with any traditional wear without worrying about the colour of your outfit.

Ethnic Footwear

Initially, I ordered just one ethnic earring online from them and slowly I became fan of Jivaana. I love this brand for online jewellery shopping.

I always have a soft corner for ethnic jootis. Our new generation can’t take the pain of wearing so much of outfits and jewellery together. So when I wear heavy outfits and jewellery I don’t feel like wearing heels. With the grace of God, I have a decent height.

Initially, I ordered just one ethnic earring online from them and slowly I became fan of Jivaana. I love this brand for online jewellery shopping.

I undoubtedly choose a neutral shade again. Neutrals work best for me as I am not so much into ethnic wear. Though I love wearing ethnic during the wedding and festive season and mind you I can not compromise on occasion wears.

Do let me know which one out of all you liked more.

 

Until the Next time, Stay Fabulous.

 

 

INBISCO Biryani Noodles – My craving buddy

Hey Peeps! What do you love more – Biryani or Noodles?  Well, I love both of them equally and when I saw this crazy combination I could not resist myself from trying out the Inbisco Briyaneez biryani noodles.

My noodles story

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As far as I remember, I have had an extreme liking towards instant noodles. Most of us get into the habit while staying away from home in a hostel. However, for me, the noodles saga began quite a few years before I stepped into college and hostel life.

I remember even in school the smooth-n-swirly strings of deliciousness was a constant companion in snack time. Be it after school or late at night during exams, the few minutes of goodness was always my comfort food.

Naturally, the fondness carried over to my hostel life as well. Coming from a small town, Darbhanga, I didn’t mind that my favourite noodles were quite easily available around the college. So even in college, instant noodles was part of my pastime lazing around with my gang or even to soothe the midnight hunger pangs.

Things haven’t changed much since those days. Even when I was working at Oracle, instant noodles were a constant fixture in the office cafeteria. Whenever hunger called at the stroke of midnight (oh when I look back now, how I dreaded those arduous night shifts – probably the prime reason why I quit a regular job and mustered enough courage to take up blogging!) my comfort food, prepared in just 2 minutes was always by my side.

Comfort food stays put

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Cutting through to the present times, the old hunger pangs and cravings have stayed with me and so did the humble noodles. Today, whenever I crave for something quick and delicious in-between meals or around midnight, I know I have a trusted friend to fall back on.

Change for the better

Being a normal person, I do like to try out new varieties and flavours in the market. It’s not about deriding one in favour of the other, it’s more about expanding your field of view. As it is famously said, “Change is the only constant thing in this world.”

So, if a new company in the market, makes an honest effort to improve upon the product and tantalise our taste buds, would I (or even you)try it out? Hell yeah! You don’t have to pick sides and make up your mind at one shot, however, do give it a chance. From my experience,Biryaneez Biryani Noodles by Inbisco is definitely worth trying with your hard earned money.

Biryani or Noodles?

I know, you must be wondering, “What, Biryani flavoured noodles? If I want to have Biryani I’d order one and likewise for noodles.”

What about your snack time or the midnight hunger pangs (Yes, I know I have used this phrase earlier as well, however, it’s a real thing which I and many of my friends suffer from). This Biryaneez Biryani Noodles by Inbisco is kind of best of both the worlds. You get a base of authentic noodles with the masala very close to the actual biryani flavour.

Biryani noodles blog- Namrata- Bangalore based Indian lifestyle blogger

Get adventurous with Biryani Noodles

If you are in mood for it or want to try out something unique, try out new stuff. Add diced cooked chicken to it and viola, you’ve got your very own Chicken Biryani Noodles.

A veggie lover? Add chopped vegetables like capsicum, onion and carrots and you’ve got your delicious Vegetable Biryani Noodles in a jiffy! Your imagination is just the limit; you could further enhance the taste of these yummilicious noodles further with anything that goes well with a traditional biryani.

Biryani noodles blog- Namrata- Bangalore based Indian lifestyle blogger

Do give it a try

Concluding, I’m not imploring you to give up your age old habits and preferences. I was and still am the same two minutes goodness fan as everyone else out there.

However, when a company makes honest and remarkable effort to change the status quo, and cannot resist having it after your first time!

The Briyaneez noodles are available online on Big Basket. Just a heads up- I recommended it a few friends who mentioned the product is already out of stock. Get yours today before you have to wait for them to restock.

 

A gorgeous Indo Western gown for the summer wedding season

Hey Peeps! You know how much I love being carefree. Just last week, I had attended a wedding and I realised that overdoing my attire and jewellery would be overbearing in our summer. So I decided to go with an Indo Western gown.

Indo western gown by Maharani Couture

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

Maharani Couture is well known for their ethnic wear range and I love their outfits. This is my first Indo western gown by Maharani Couture. I went for a cotton gown this time because it’s summer and I love frilly flowing outfits during summer. The silhouette, neck arms and simplicity of the outfit makes elegant and classy.

The versatility of an Indo western gown

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It’s not about just this Indo western gown but also any Indo western gown could be worn on many occasions like the reception, cocktail party, wedding, engagement etc. I love Indo western outfits because it has a little bit of this and little bit of that. Isn’t it super cool?

Being a modern Indian woman, I love being independent and experiment with my outfits. Expressing myself in a different way gives me immense pleasure. Dressing up has become the substantial expression for us women. I love to match my outfit with my attitude.

Criss Cross Eyemakeup

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

Our makeup defines us. Generally, I would say that I am not a super adventurous eyeshadow girl. I am all for a lip colour, eyeliner and a mascara. However through the years, working with different talented makeup artists, I have learnt how awesome eye makeup can be if you get it right.  That’s how we got the colours matching with this outfit.

Trying out a new colour

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Since I am not a regular ethnic wear girl and I buy them occasionally. I make sure, not only the pattern but colours are unique too. Green has never been on my like list but I like this outfit for some reason and I was not afraid to try a new colour.

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

Indo western gown blog- Namrata - Bangalore based Indian fashion blogger

What I Wore:

    Gown by Maharani Couture

Makeup by Anjana