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 ❤

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.

 

 

IT’S A FINE LINE!

We’re all gaga over accessories. Some like it clunky and bold to make a statement and some like it minimal and effortless. I belong to the latter of course and I would love to introduce Titan’s new Fine Line collection! Titan.co.in. The jewellery is exactly what effortless looks like and the design is mighty chic for any occasion, believe me.
The products range from earrings to pendants to necklaces and even rings! The work is exquisite as the Tanishq team has crafted something unique for those who like minimalism. The lines are sharp, clean and not to mention beautiful in its simplicity. The collection is available in a classic white & yellow gold, some have variations with pink sapphires and (omg!) diamonds. Did someone say treasure? Yes please!
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There is a bare look to this collection which speaks highly of the entire aesthetic as
minimalism is downright charming and pleasing to the eye. For those who prefer the stacking method, you can do the same with these timeless pieces! Stack up those bracelets and voila! You have a conversation piece at your disposable. The rings are incredibly graceful as singular statement pieces but go right ahead and stack those up too; there’s nothing more special than gold, diamonds & sapphires right on your fingertips. Who would say no to that?
It’s a Fine Line is a versatile yet understated collection constructed for every woman and I would strongly recommend to give yourself a gift of sparkle this Holiday Season! Tanishq’s Fine Line collection is available online on their e-store for purchase and is not available at Tanishq retail outlets. The softness of the asymmetry, the simplicity of the clean lines and the transformation from day to night – these are the key attributes of the collection. And hey! It would make such a beautiful and timeless gift! So don’t hold back and make this Winter Wonderland a season to remember with lots of gold & love. Ciao!
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Explore the social pages of Titan e-store here, Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Blog.
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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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Banjara’s

You guys know I’ve been very big on changing my skin routine. With each passing year, the pollution and stress seems to get the better of me and even my skin. So, adding to my new routine and skin discipline, I tried a new product from Banjara’s beauty range.
The brand 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! Browse through their website here  http://banjaras.co.in/#skinpositive
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I started with Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream. The cream primarily has 3 motives: Repair, Hydrate & Protect. And indeed it did…
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As you know, protection from sun damage is of utmost importance (don’t skin it even on cloudy days!) and with SPF 15, Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream provides protection from sun damage.  My skin tends to be on the drier side, so the olive oil ingredient was absolutely essential for my skin; the cream promised to hydrate my skin and build elasticity and the results were amazing. I am unbearably finicky about face creams because I see it as a commitment, one you cannot mess around with eeesh! And I was over the moon, no doubt. In addition to olive oil, the Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream has wheat germ oil and provitamin B5 too!
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An underrated fruit but packed with skin richness is pomegranate. I make it a point now to eat regularly but with the lifestyle most of us have, it’s tough to keep a healthy food day-to- day regimen. Fortunately, the Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream has pomegranate extract phew. The extracts accelerates the skin repair process and tightens it too. This is especially important for those who have a crazy hectic routine and need their beauty skin, food & everything around it.
All in all, I loved the results and the cream. I am definitely going to stick to Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream. Video-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxMT-qnMUNQ

Rhea Jewellery x AB

Hello Everyone,

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

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I love it when I discover something new, be it a piece of art or a really great song and it comes with an inspiring story. Being a fashion & lifestyle blogger myself, I am constantly looking for new, innovative ideas to represent my style and keep all my readers entertained. So when I came across Rhea Jewellery, I knew there was an inspiring story behind this jewellery brand. Rima Jain, the curator & creator of this brand grew up in the diamond business. She ventured out with her own label of handcrafted & beautiful jewellery.

 

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Their pieces are set primarily in brass embellished with turquoise corals, rhinestones and more. Rhea Jewellery has an extremely versatile collection for those statement pieces from chunky necklaces to eclectic rings to their one-of- a-kind earrings (like the ones I’m wearing! Gorg *in love* ❤ ).

 

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If you’re looking for the next statement to make at work or your friend’s summer wedding, explore Rhea Jewellery for sure. It can also make for the cutest gift to any friend who’s a jewellery hoarder and loves her accessories.

 

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My favourite piece are the white earrings with ornate detailing, making them a truly unique set in my jewellery box. These timeless earrings can be worn with a pearl-white dress, a maxi and even a tinted saree! Rhea Jewellery’s style is mostly modern bling with a few traditional accents, making this label a one-stop- shop for all your jewellery needs.

 

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And hey! They sell exciting head bands and key chains too! So what are you waiting for? Add some sparkle today!

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Hoping you guys liked the post, Picture credits goes to Karthik Ramanan. See you guys soon with another post ❤