Monday, February 23, 2015

Luxola.com

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All products- Luxola.com, Shirt- Only


Make up & skincare have suddenly become such an exciting genre for me! I have been infatuated by the enormous options, the stunning packaging and of course the promises these products lure you with. I ordered a few products from Luxola.com back in December to try out some brands that have had such a great reputation attached to them. The wide range of products & the availability of a few brands that are completely inaccessible otherwise, pleased me immensely. There is everything from skincare to bath products to make up to all the tools you'd ever need to look as flawless as your favourite celebrity!

The very first thing that caught my attention was Alpha-H Skincare! I was quite excited to try out their coveted Liquid Gold. It's a product that I have heard a million people rave about & when I saw that it was in stock, I was swayed by impulse to add it to my cart. It is basically a Glycolic acid based chemical exfoliant which is aimed at effectively diminishing pigmentation & sun damage while working as an overnight facial to revitalize tired skin and improve the overall appearance of the complexion. Now I know this sounds very technical but really its a very simple product and a step that has worked wonders since I've added it to my otherwise non-existent night time routine. They recommend using it every other night by simply taking some of the product on to a cotton pad and gently running it across your face. The slight tingling feeling is just the product doing it's work and the morning after you'll wake up with such happy skin! It has been awarded the Best Product by a lot of International magazines & I suggest you give this cult product a go because it really does what it claims to! Another skincare product that I ordered and absolutely love is the beauty mask by Nuxe which is so hydrating and soothing on the skin after a long day! I use it once a week and even though I have combination skin, it works really well for my skin. I also threw in the Rosebud salve & one of the Deborah Lippmann polishes which are both essentials in any beauty kit.

The Beauty Blender was another cult product that I was hoping to try. It's just one of those products where you really have to try it out to know just how phenomenal it is! I have been using it with my Laura Mercier silk creme foundation and now the Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation and the finish is flawless. The only drawback is that I use it damp and it's an issue to store it right after I've used it but other than that, it's definitely a must have! In addition, I also got one of the Real technique Expert face brush  to try and that too has soon become an appropriate addition to my kit. The quality of this brush is really great and I have not experienced any shedding so far. Its great to buff in your foundation or even use it for contouring or to apply blush. I also got some stuff from an Australian brand called Minrenesse which is a brand I had frankly not heard of before but the products are really great! I tried out the Cushion Compact Airbrush liquid powder, the Secret weapon Supreme mascara along with the Icurl heated eyelash curler. All the three products have amazing packaging and the product itself is phenomenal which is why I cannot wait to try some more products soon.

Do check out Luxola.com as it is bound to become your one stop shop for all things skincare & make up! You could even use the code LX-STYLDRV to get an additional discount on your purchase. It super easy to navigate through and they do offer Free International delivery as well as the option of free Express delivery if you order worth Rs.2300 or more which I think is absolutely amazing! I just placed a new order to repurchase someone of my routine products & also some Flash Tattoos for the summer. Have a wonderful week and don't forget to share the discount code with all your friends!


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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spring Tones

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Phone covers- DailyObjects, Top- Asos, Skirt- Forever21, Shoes- Zara, Necklace- MissFlurrty, Rings- Aldo

It's time for that fresh new fashion start! This season is all about going bonkers with neutrals specially the nude & camel tones with dashes of soft blush pink or pops of red & cobalt. I am someone who adores wearing bright hues so this is such a pleasant change. There is just something so fresh about whites against these earthy tones that makes me want to switch up my wardrobe completely! If you're a working woman and want to subtly upgrade your style, pick a pair of jogger pants in army green or navy or tan and pair it with your classic, crisp white shirt or a trendy stripped one. You could even add more detail by pairing it with a simple white tee with scalloped edges like mine. You could even colour block with different hues of the same colour to create that fashion forward look. Keep your jewellery limited to a few pieces and add more drama with your handbag, shoes or even your phone cases! I love adding subtle details to my everyday outfit that make it stand out without being over the top.

I recently came across DailyObjects.com and I am completely hooked! They have a ton of phone cases ranging from simple coloured ones to ones with some fabulous illustrations by some really talented artists. With over a 1000 styles for every phone, there is something for everyone! They were very kind to send the cassette ones to Smaran & I as Christmas presents and we were so impressed by the quality that we literally got all our friends & family hooked onto the website too. I even adore this 'never stop dreaming' case and it completely conveys my current state of mind. Just like your style, I think a person's phone case can say so much about them. These would also make such great gifts for literally any occasion because one can really never have enough phone covers, can they? Plus DailyObjects also has the option of customizing covers, so you could send them photos or quotes and have one made just how you like it. If you're gifting it to a friend or loved one, you could have your best Instagram moments printed onto the cover too! Along with phone cases they even stock a ton of ipad covers which great designs too. If you guys haven't seen it yet, you really must and for those who are looking to get a last minute Valentine's Day present, this could be a saviour!


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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Musical Notes

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Jumpsuit- VeroModa, Aviators- RayBan, Sandals- Forever21, Tattoos- pipaBella.com


If you follow me on Instagram you've probably seen way more than you wanted to of my recent trip to Thailand! This was my second time in Thailand but my very first time visiting Koh Samui. This serene island made me wonder why am I stuck in an overwhelming city like Mumbai when I could easily be spending all my time by the beach, sipping on fresh coconut water and gorging on delicious Thai food? But one of the few reasons that I was excited to get back for was going to the SulaFest 2015 which is happening today and tomorrow. I visited the VeroModa office last month to get a preview of their brand new Spring/Summer '15 collection and this jumpsuit immediately had all my attention. The collection is full of gorgeous prints in bright colours and they even have a few bikinis this time around! They very kindly invited me to the SulaFest and immediately said yes. But unfortunately due to my current ill health, I'll have to give it a miss this year!

But being the typical fashion girl that I am, I pre-decided my outfit at least a month ago! This tropical print jumpsuit was my pick for day 1 of the SulaFest. It's chic, super comfortable and the print resonates with the fresh spring vibe of the fest! I love how the navy lace detail on the back and the gladiator sandals add that casual, bohemian edge to the look. I would probably carry my over sized denim jacket in case it gets a bit nippy later in the evening and a small sling bag to carry the essentials. For accessories, give the typical floral head crown a miss and replace jewellery with some super fun metallic flash tattoos that are bound to make heads turn and of course I threw on my trusty metallic RayBan to match! From past experience I have learnt that the more fuss free your outfit is, the more opportunities you'll have to dance around and enjoy. Are any of you headed to SulaFest this year? If you are, don't forget to tag me on Instagram and show me what you wore to the fest! 


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Monday, February 2, 2015

Layered

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Necklace, Cuff, Earrings- MissFlurrty, Cardigan- Koovs, Dress- St.Frock, Satchel- Viari, Shoes- Zara

I have been travelling for the past 2 weeks and luggage constraints call for maximizing your style with minimal pieces. I've been all for minimalistic style this past month and this goes for my jewellery too! I've been so drawn towards simple, dainty pieces that can be layered very easily without looking over the top. Layered jewellery is defintely an upcoming trend this season and I spotted tons of it at the High Street stores while shopping in Bangkok recently! This dainty layered necklace from Miss Flurrty is totally up my ally because of many reasons. It's such a basic piece that can be paired with so many different looks, adding just a little bit of that extra detail. You can even layer a few more of your dainty pieces along with this to create a subtle statement. I loved the way these simple needle thin earrings looked paired with the necklace and this modern cuff aptly played off the simplistic vibe!

This is a look I would wear on a day when I'm in the mood to dress up in the daytime. This lace white dress is the perfect amount of peek-a-boo for me and I love the bohemian flair. To deal with the chilly morning, I threw on this over sized, long cardigan from Koovs. To keep the tones earthy, I added a brown satchel and these nude brogues which are my current favourite & most worn shoes! Perfect for this time of the year, this is definitely an outfit, I am going to be wearing a lot. I actually just got back from Thailand and this dress was perfect for the beach while I enjoyed the view of the serene blue waters. I hope you guys have had a wonderful first month and stay tuned for lots of new posts this month!

(images by Jaina Kumar)


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