Getting festive with Titan

The best time of the year is already here and I cannot wait delve into celebrating Diwali; the lights, family traditions, not to mention getting dolled up and experimenting with new looks & colours. To streamline the experimenting part of it, I have devised 3 ensembles that can fit your occasion, be it traditional or something casual as well. The one thing that we love to layer on, other than makeup teehee is jewellery! I love to accessorise and adorn my wrists with all kinds of gold. Speaking of accessorising and gold, Titan E-store https://goo.gl/vEAx4s , my love, has a beautiful range to choose from and I could not resist to incorporate their products in the 3 looks.

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Look 1
The first look is a traditional ensemble, complete with all the right articles, be it a saree or an anarkali or another traditional outfit. No matter the colour of the look, gold, royal blue, or a bright rani pink, the accessories HAVE to be gold *in love*.

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For earring, the 14KT Diamond Oval Drops are sombre and have the right amount of frosting; the perfect ring for this look is the Yellow Gold Diamond Finger Ring which is a split ring, adding more bling to the look, and to finish this look, the star of the look, the Titan Raga, a watch, beautifully minimal and decadent at the same time. The straps are simple and the dial has diamonds set in a floral design.

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Product links:

 

Earrings: https://goo.gl/w5S812

Finger Ring: https://goo.gl/6AZySG

Watch: https://goo.gl/hb2sKk

 

Look 2

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The second look is more towards fusion. This is for those who stick to traditional looks but perhaps, want to try something new this season. And I have just the kind of earrings which will be appropriate: The Mia All-Rounders by Tanishq 14KT Yellow Gold Diamond and Pearl Stud Earrings with lightweight silicon locks. You can go 2 ways with these babies: wear them as danglers with the best of diamonds, pearl AND gold, or remove the bottom part and just stick to the floral pearl studs if you’re a ‘less-is- more’ kinda gal.

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Moving on to the ring, Tanishq’s 14KT Diamond Circular Finger Ring is classically beautiful and adds a hint of glisten to your fingers. Pairing the ring and earrings together will add uniformity and synchronise your outfit perfectly. Lastly, a highly versatile watch: the Silver Dial Stainless Steel Strap watch by Lee Cooper. Comes with mineral glass and a 24-month warranty and I am just gaga over the mesh strap.

Product links:

Earrings: https://goo.gl/VQJpv3

Finger Ring: https://goo.gl/Rnqoqw

Watch: https://goo.gl/hWf4qV

Look 3

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Finally, for Look 3, a more casual fusion look, the following accessories will complete it
flawlessly. Tanishq’s Yellow Gold Drop Earrings are versatile as they can be both, edgy and traditional. For those who have 2 piercings, these are perfect for you, throw these on and you’ve got the right amount of gold #Yass.

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Moreover, a good addition is the Diamond Pendant Chain from Mia Glintz by Tanishq. It’s a basic design with diamonds in the pendant which you can wear during the day as well as the evening. So you won’t have to worry about making any pairings or carrying it with you for your evening occasion.

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In addition to that, the watch for this look is one of my personal favourites: the Pink Mother of Pearl Dial Ceramic Strap Watch by none other than Anne Klein! The movement is Quartz and the colour of this watch is pearl meets rose gold meets white gold, just pure magic on a wrist.

Product links:

Earrings: https://goo.gl/fG8GTh

Pendant: https://goo.gl/t4Dhy9

Watch: https://goo.gl/RKxNXY 

All of these products are available at Titan E-store https://goo.gl/vEAx4s . Let me know what kind of style is perfect for you this festive season. Also share with me any accessory favourites you guy have, I’d love to know! Happy Festive Season! ❤

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

FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 7S

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It’s time to capture a little love the old-school way. Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 7 instant film camera takes me to movies set in the 80s; to a more romantic decade (from here that’s what it looks like!) where making a memory was a bigger deal than just pulling out your phone camera and snap! Picture captured and deleted within a moment. Blah! The Mini 7 camera series is just the best way to recreate romance and a moment of instant magic. Everyone has Snapchat and an instant connection to share photos but the joy of using the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 camera, just you and your friends in that moment of anticipation of a an actual, tangible photograph in your hands, it’s priceless!
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The Instax Mini 7 camera is extremely user friendly with its Fujinon Lens; the images are of high quality and I love that one can adjust the exposure! So when I’m looking for a summery, pastel-filled shoot, I’ve got my controls at my fingertips. Other features include a flash of course, the image size is 2.13” X 3.4” and the camera uses Fujifilm Instax Mini Film to give us shutterbugs, a refined photograph, nay, memory *twinkle in the eyes haha*.

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Needless to say that the camera itself is so prettay! The fool that I am, I even took pictures of the camera *noob* but it’s worth the addition, no doubt. Now days, photographs have become so disposable due to our smartphone cameras, I look forward to setting up a mini shoot with my girlitas and making a day out of it. And these are the photos that truly last a lifetimes; it just gives the moment an edge. A vintage edge!
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Do explore their collection on http://www.fujifilm.in and it’s also available on Amazon. Happy clicking!

 

Jivaana x AB

Did someone say curated treasure? Jivaana did! Ladies & gentlemen, this is my new favourite website http://www.jivaana.com. Literally, my browsing history shows that I have a problem *sigh*. Anyway let’s dig right into it with #MyJivaana. It is an e-commerce website that curates ethnic occasion wear and accessories of the utmost quality. The inception of Jivaana came about when they realised that our ethnic flavours are a little lost somewhere amidst western wear (not counting fusion wear). So naturally, for us consumers, there’s a B.E.A.yuuuutiful selection of dainty and intricate jewellery, clutches, minaudières, potlis and clothing as well!

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I chose, after countless hours of finally making a decision btw *ugh*, a Black Bird Minaudière by Soulkit. I instantly fell in love with the peacock motif and the zari embellishment gaaah. Not to mention the classic black & gold combination which is beautifully accented with peacock and electric blue. If you look closely, the Soulkit minaudière has Zari AND Gota Pati work and it’s put together in an extremely elegant symmetrical fashion.
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I styled #MyJivaana with a simple LBD so it remained the star piece of my outfit. I added a pair of thin gold hoops to balance the gold and to tie the whole outfit together. The great thing about this minaudière is that it has an ethnic look & feel to it but the modern treatment and the body of the accessory is perfect for any western outfit as well! A style tip for an ethnic outfit: If you’re not a minimal girl, don’t hold back, go all out with over-the- top black & gold embellishments in your outfit and let your Jivaana be the perfect accessory. Happy accessorising!
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Swarovski x AB

Hey Lovelies,

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

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“Every piece tells a story and embodies over 120 years of mastered craftsmanship”
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Swarovski’s brand philosophy is simple beautiful; the quote above is from http://www.swarovski.com and I feel it perfectly describes everything the brand stands for. Storytelling, the romance in its history and its craftsmanship. The Swarovski team prides itself on their unique curation of designs, their detail-oriented craftsmanship and their heritage. Founded in 1895, the founder wanted to create “a diamond for everyone” and the opulence of Swarovski rocketed in the 1920s. That was the decade when crystal diamonds were embellished on dresses, accompanied by beads.
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In addition to the ideology, the brand does a lot of CSR activities as well (Corporate Social Responsibility, for you dummies who don’t know) including Creating Responsible Product, Ethics and Integrity and many more…
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These are the elements that make a brand remarkable and unforgettable, it’s definitely more than the product offering. Speaking of which, I received an absolutely gorg hamper from the team. It contained a bag, a scarf, bracelets from their Crystal Wishes collection and a beautiful (and much needed!) jewellery box. And may I just I’m in lurrveeee! Which girl doesn’t love jewellery, well there may be some out there but I am a die-hard lover for accessories. Their Crystal Wishes collection is extremely clean, slick and of course so shiny *dying!* Glamour Alert! The best part is, the bracelets are designed for two! You can layer the two together or gift them to your bestie (or whoever!). The design, as I mentioned before, is simple yet sparkly (I love the crystal pavé!). As for the scarf and jewellery box; it’s so charming and OMG I needed one desperately. Swarovski to the rescue, with a whole of lot sparkle haha.
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Explore more about their Crystal Wishes collection (hint: Mother’s Day is coming up!) on www.swarovski.com and bring some crystal diamond happiness home today!

Prakriti Herbals

Note to self: Go back to everything natural!!!  That being said, I recently came across an all-natural ingredients skincare brand, Prakriti Herbals. I know most of us are sceptical about opting for a natural composition, perhaps because we think the products won’t work or that the label is a lie. But let me reassure you that Prakriti Herbals is no lie ladies. I received the products a while back and I had decided that I would do a blog post only if the products actually work for me. Its been a month and a half and I’m really glad that I’m hooked to Prakriti Herbals.

I used 3 products from their range: Walnut Wheat xx Exfoliating Scrub, the Papaya Strawberry Aloe Vera Regenerating Face pack and the Rose Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. I have extremely dry skin so I decided to use the products step by step. Needless to say the scrub worked wonders on my pores. Unlike other products I didn’t face any burning sensation or itchiness. Walnut is ideal to restore moisture back to your skin, and lord knows we could all use some safe and much needed moisture!

 

 

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The second step was the face pack; infused with fruity goodness, the face pack was extremely cooling. Papaya is packed with antioxidants and various vitamins (A, C, E and K) which makes this fruit a one-stop shop for all skin-related issues. Strawberry too has several benefits as a skin treatment agent like preventing acne, it is anti-inflammatory and it balances the skin complexion.
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The Rose Aloe Versa Soothing Gel is engineered in a way to heal scars and blemishes. I have been using this product as a toner, massager, and relaxing gel :D. The gel even targets dark spots and the villain of all faces – dark circles! So, there you have it! Dry, rough skin? Scrub! Tired and dull patches? The Herbals face pack. And to top it off, the perfect end to your skin regime, the Soothing Gel!
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Specially curated by Neeta Adappa with utmost love and care for all skin types, Prakriti Herbals has concocted a perfect solution to my skin ailments and the best part is, its ALL natural ingredients. How can it go wrong? Keep your skin safe, supple and happy!
My Guarantee ❤

Papa John’s

Delicious flavours, pure ingredients and the best of recipes, Papa John’s pizza is #DaBomb! I was never much of a pizza person, pizza emoji aside hehe but one afternoon I indulged and went on a frenzy. Don’t judge me but I had 2 appetizers, 2 whole pizzas and to top it off, dessert…#GuiltyNotGuilty. So here’s the verdict…
My afternoon of indulgence started with two mighty scrumptious appetizers: ‘Papa’s Chicken Strip’ and the classic ‘Chicken Wings’. With both on my table I was in chicken heaven. Papa John’s stands for the best ingredients and they truly live by that as the meal was fresh, flavourful and it surprised me. We’re constantly overloaded with new flavours and new this and that and so both appetizers exceeded my expectations remarkably. The chicken was cooked to perfection, the crust crunchy and so delightful. I’m a huge chicken wings fan so I was bound to love it but the sauce deserves all the credit.
Next I ordered the pizzas! I ate ‘All The Meats’ and ‘Chicken Super Papa’s. As the name suggests, the All The Meats pizza has *drumroll* chicken sausages, grilled chicken, chicken salami and lamp pepperoni…gaah I’m drooling as I’m recollecting my experience hehe. All these meats combined with luscious mozzarella cheese, it was para para paradise *lame* but honestly one of the best pizzas I have ever had! Moreover, the ‘Chicken Super Papa’s’ is another chicken overloaded pizza but with mozzarella cheese, with appetizing chicken tikka & salami, there’s also the most succulent spicy Italian chicken sausages everrrr and some veggie goodness of mushrooms, capsicums, onions and black olives. Both equally delicious pizzas.
I also tried Papa John’s Molten Chocolate Lava Cake which I can confidently say is an inimitable experience in just one bite. The cake is moist and the molten complements the lightness of the cake beautifully because it’s insanely chocolate-y and dense. All in all, the entire meal was the ultimate foodgasm!
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