Hidesign x Disney

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You all know the rage! Hidesign collaborated with none other than Disney India to design beautiful collection inspired by the movie. If you haven’t already watched the movie, it’s not one you want to miss. I read the story years ago (Hi5 millennials *too cool*) and the impact of the movie was not washed down at all! The story is of a beautiful girl named Belle, who is taken and held hostage by the Beast; despite her fears of his looks, she grows to like him immensely and sees the beautiful person that he is inside, overlooking his unconventional looks. And what’s not to love about Emma Watson in a beautiful yellow gown *wowie*
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About Hidesign and Disney India! The bags are so quaint and chic, the Hidesign team has inculcated the flower motif, typical to the story, in the entire range. The collection is Limited Edition and it denotes the enchantment and undying love from the story. My favourite is the red tonal backpack that has the red flower motif on the body in suede, I love the analogous colour play and the texture variation. The contrast in the texture juxtaposed with the play on tones of red, highlights the grandeur of the story and of the movie. IN other words, the bag is what the story is: bold, beautiful & unforgettable.
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If you explore the website http://www.hidesign.com, do read on the Limited Edition. I loved what the Founder & President, Dilip Kapur said about the collection “Disney has always inspired the creation of designs that are not only beautiful but also have an emotional connect with our customers. Taking this thought ahead, we are thrilled to bring a limited edition Enchanted Collection to relive Disney’s classic story”.
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Hidesign has constructed leather applique, embossed leather, patchwork and canvas bags! For a story with multiple aspects, not just romantic love, Hidesign has captured essence perfectly and of course, beautifully. Oh! It’s Limited Edition so get shopping!
Beautiful word count: 7. Hey that’s not bad, I was expecting it to be worse #SorryNotSorry

Banjaras

Hey Lovelies,

Hope you’ve all been doing great. Recently, I got some products from Banjara’s and I have been trying them since the past few weeks. They have natural ingredients found in all their products and caters to the needs of the entire family.

Banjara’s was launched in ’93 and their range consists of herbal products which is their aim! The philosophy of the brand is about providing quality herbal products with pure ingredients and in their most natural state to derive maximum benefit with each drop. It simply started with herbal powders and today the brand has expanded beyond just beauty products. There are 36 products in total across 10 categories! http://banjaras.co.in/landing-page/

 

 

  • Banjara’s Brazilian Black (Hair Dye) is 100% natural with no added preservatives. It is free of dyes and harsh additives. Richest black color of Brazilian fauna is enriched with traditional botanical herbs. Banjara’s Brazilian Black (Hair Dye) with its many benefits works on the hair and skin, as it has both medical and cosmetically properties.

 

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  • Banjara’s oil clearing exfoliating face wash has a unique combination of Multani mitti and orange peel to give you the flawless beautiful skin you always aspired for. Multani mitti absorbs absorbs excess oil, controls accumulation of sebum thereby prevents pimples from occurring. Orange peel gently exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells to reveal a soft and supple skin. This soap free face wash is enriched with natural moisturizers and antioxidants that help in getting rid of sun tan and ill effects of pollution leading to a tan free flawless skin.

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  • Banjara’s Multani & Papaya Face Pack comes in a sturdy, white plastic tube with all the product details printed on the back side. The tube has a flip-open cap which shuts tightly. The packaging is compact and can be carried around easily. The Face Pack has a nice, light smell of fresh papayas. It is not an artificial fragrance, but feels natural and not overpowering. The consistency is medium, neither too runny which makes the pack drip all over your face, or not too thick so that it becomes difficult to spread and apply. It has the perfect consistency for a face pack.

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  • Banjaras Samvridhi hair oil is an amalgamation of many ayurvedic herbs. Its natural and safe to use. One need mot worry about the silicones. The consistency and texture is sticky and thick like regular oil. But the Oil nourishes extreme dry frizzy hair. It tames the frizz and flyaways, also lubricates the dry roots and ends. If you have been waiting to pocket a hair oil that works well for your hair, then this could be the one.

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Banjara’s brand is listed under PETA’s cruelty-free companies as the products are not tested on animals and Banjara’s do not use any animal ingredients in any of their products.

 

 

Lurap x AB

Hey Lovelies,

Hope you’ve all been doing great. This post is in collaboration with Lurap ❤

From a world of standardisation, the fashion industry has come a long way and gone a few steps back. I’m talking about personalization in our style. Sure, when we wear the same sweater as someone, the look could be different (depending on the styling) but wouldn’t It be better to have your own clothes, tailored to you, with no other copies? Now is the time you should visit http://www.lurap.com and explore their one-of- a-kind website. Lurap presents some fabulous options in gorgeous plus size women dresses and a lot more for petite women.

The service they are providing is mighty unique. You go to any category, choose the piece you like and get ready to customize it to your style. Feel free to change the hemline, the sleeves, and the neckline even. It was great to have our lehenga-choli fitted and tailored (I always dread those visits to the tailor argh!) but to have my dresses fitted exactly to my body type? That’s golden.

In a crazy world of being bombarded almost daily with new innovations, Lurap has not only innovated, but broken it down beautifully. Do explore the website and you’ll know what I mean; the way it works is clearly defined and extremely helpful with relevant links at each step. Sure, there are a lot of cool websites with amazing graphics but what I love is that I get fashion and EASY shopping all under one roof, not to mention the added benefit of having my own customized dress.

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Explore more at www.lurap.com

MOJOJO x AB

Hey readers! I’ve got something new to introduce to you – Mojojo! A new service that encompasses all your beauty service requirements and desires into one easy peasy platform. Ever hunted for a good salon for your new haircut? Or a whacky hair colour that you saw trending? Or just a simple, nay, perfect pedicure service without travelling and trying a hundred parlours? What Mojojo does is offer you a convenient and easy tool to access whatever beauty service you want, without actually having to travel.
Explore the website at https://www.mojojo.com/
It is a marketplace where stylists, colourists, and all beauticians from Bangalore can connect with you, showcase their work and you can book an appointment with just a click. The website offers one hell of a wide range of services to choose from (some you might not even know you wanted until you’ve seen it haha). This includes services for haircuts, nails art, massages, manis & pedis, all beauty related services and even tattoo parlours! When I discovered this site, I was just looking for a really good face clean service nearby. And two hours later, I’m still adding to my list of what all I want (I have a problem sigh). Too many choices!
Of course, needless to say that there is a separate section for bridal and groom beauty care. I couldn’t help checking that I out and I saw a list of all the salons that offer bridal makeup (I clicked on makeup specifically) along with filters which help you make an informed and quick decision.
What the Mojojo team has done is they have joined hands with those who provide these services and the information on the site is constantly updated so customers like us can choose what they want without having to wonder things like ‘oh will they still have this stylist or has he left?’. And the best part is, it is mind numbingly easy to book an appointment! The best part of such a platform is that the services that have targeted, those aren’t seasonal or occasional; almost all beauty care services are constantly necessary and Mojojo makes this ultimate hunt so convenient.

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Now I know most of us rely on recommendations instead of marketing gimmicks. And we, absolutely need to, after all this isn’t about returning a top you didn’t like, it’s about a haircut that will remain, a facial or a safe tattoo. Mojojo has already taken care of that concern as they are reviews provided by customers first-hand.
The website has made everything crystal clear, with their top stylists list, a super cute blog that keeps me informed about beauty care (there’s always more to learn). Definitely explore Mojojo at www.mojojo.com and check out their Instagram for the most versatile feed @mojojoindia
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ALP’S NAIL ART x AB

Attention paid to hands is underrated but one of those things all of us do! Especially nails and so, nail art became the talk of the decade. Having said that, I received the cutest nail art kit  from Alp’s Nail Art, an online nail art boutique. http://alpsnailart.com/
The brand claims to give ‘designer nails in 5 minutes’ and the instructions for getting your nail game on are given very clearly on the site. And so, I washed my hands thoroughly to remove any dirt or excess oil, followed that with the adhesive tabs  (The adhesive tabs are pre-cut double sided tapes specially made for artificial nails). The great thing is the package includes not 5, but 9 sizes (for any and every size) for one hand! With adhesive tabs, the nails are supposed to stay in place and not fall out (yikes!) and this kind of adhesive is suitable for up to 2 days, perfect for any part or weekend (or weekend party, woohoo I love December party season!). Alp’s Nail Art asserts that the nails are easy to apply and the fit is  realistic, however, on application, I faced difficulty BIG TIME! The angle wasn’t fitting right maybe or the adhesive wasn’t strong enough, it wasn’t an easy task for a DIY to be honest. But hey, it’s okay sometimes as long as the end result is da bomb but unfortunately, that  wasn’t the case.
There’s no doubt that it is an easy fix for your nails but I did not love the finish all that much. Having said that, do browse through their website, there are many vibrant designs from bridal to seasonal. I would highly recommend to give the instructions on the site a thorough reading before purchasing and applying. My experience was not all that great in the end but it is good for a quick fix. Oh, and Happy New Year (oops!)
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Admyrin x AB

The festivities came with a hella crazy bang this year! Earlier it was mostly about the one Diwali day where our parents used to dress us up in lehengas, we would stuff our faces with kaju barfi and engage in the firecracker session till late hours with our cousins. But of course today it has become about being with your family that you gained along the way as well (and card parties Teehee). I’m talking about friends by the way and this year I was bombarded with Diwali parties and all sorts of ethnic-themed gatherings. So what’s a girl to do about keeping the theme in mind!? ADMYRIN!
Your one-stop shop for all festivities and shaadi season attires, Admyrin is one of my favourite e-tailing sites to shop from (especially this time of the year *SAVIOUR!*).
The site has impeccable collection of gorgeous embroidered lehengas to embellished salwar suits to printed sarees. Not to mention, lace, zari, patch work, celebrity-inspired and lots more.
I wanted to stick to a more natural and soft palette so I went with a beautiful lemon & eggplant purple combination for one look.  Another one I opted for was, a washed-out grey is blue with matt gold work. My third look was an anarkali in pista green shade with minimal work on it, just the way I like it. I kept the look very classy with just a pair of drop earrings or jhumkas, some bangles and a purple or red lipper. The fourth and fifth looks are casual yet comfortable. Comment and let me know which look you loved the most!
Design aside, the fabric, the fit and the work on all my ensembles was beyond expectation. Admyrin is definitely a keeper.
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DR. JAMUNA PAI’S SKINLAB

November called a drop in the temperature and an indefinite drop for my skin.  After a full day of makeup changes, countless chemicals, rubbing, tugging, pulling, what have you, my skin was starting to look drab and I knew a treatment was needed.  But I didn’t go for my usual clean up or facial, I decided to opt for Dr. Jamuna Pai’s Oxy-Blast Luxury Facial.
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If you’re a city girl like me, the pollution, daily routine of mad traffic manipulation, not mention the added stress of work will get to you no matter what.  Now I love makeup you guys know that, but my skin not loving it, no no.  And I could literally see my skin desperately holding on to some moisture, some life, just something.  Fortunately, the Oxy- Blast Luxury facial is ideal in such a situation.
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The clinic was absolutely pristine and everything about it talked CLEAN SKIN.  The service was impeccable, the technicians knew their treatments and routines inside-out,  the atmosphere they created was extremely relaxing (I did almost go into comatose shhh 😛 ).
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The treatment covered a basic cleaning, followed by a generous amount of Vitamin C serum, then the Oxy-Blast treatment – it’s a serum that is compressed into the skin until it is fully absorbed. The technician then completed the treatment with a facial massage, a brightening mask, making this a total 2-hour treatment. But chemicals and treatments aside, long-term planning is sooooo important so here are some tips I got from Dr. Jamuna Pai Skin Lab which are a must must MUST!
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1. CTM – Cleanse, Moisturize and Tone! Learn it, live it, love it. And don’t skip it!
2. Sunscreen is such an underrated product in morning routines but so important,
especially in a region like ours, where the sun can be extremely harsh and cause
damage to the skin (those dark patches around your mouth? SUN DAMAGE!)
3. Beauty sleep – If someone looks at this as a chose, then you cray. Sleep off skin
 troubles, stress, mood swings and just about any problem
4. Make sure you have a night routine. Remove all makeup, even if its just one product,wash and cleanse thoroughly but gently, CTM! Besides that, add any special treatment serum you need for acne or blackheads. This is where you add essential oils too!
5. Drink Up! 8 – 10 glasses of water is a must, don’t overlook this step. A quick tip: Keep a beautiful bottle (go shopping for this one specially) that is large enough to cover at least 4 glasses and keep it right on your nightstand, You’ll be bound to finish it!
6. Exercise – it keeps the blood circulated and open your pores to clear out hidden dirt. Just start with light Yoga at home…it could do wonders in the long-run.
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Anyway, enough instructions, you’re all beautiful no matter what the situation is,  but do pamper yourself with a good facial like the Oxy-Blast Luxury one and learn to love water,  sleep and CTM! Kisses ❤ …