Tuesday, November 21, 2017

OOTD - For the Love of Off - The - Shoulder | How to Style an Off-Shoulder Top

Hey everyone!

Winter is finally here but I ain't saying goodbye to off-shoulder tops just yet. Well, off-the-shoulder tops have been my preferred style of dressy tops since long, but this season - I have been loving them all the more as a lot of brands have introduced this style with interesting sleeves to slay and minimal vibes.

That's why, when I saw this pretty wine-colored top from Ridress online, I couldn't stop myself from buying it. From it's schiffli embroidery to the flared sleeves - this top makes dressing up for parties and dinner outings a lot easier.
Top : Ridress
Skirt : Zara
Bag : Michael Kors
Heels : Zara
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Choker : Accessorize
For an evening out with my girls, I styled it with a black pencil skirt - my wardrobe staple from Zara and paired the outfit with my low-key Zara sling-back heels. To complete the dressy look, I wore a sleek watch from Daniel Wellington and picked my Michael Kors shoulder bag which is an absolute beauty with its trendy chain handles and structured look. 
If you are also diggin' off-shoulder tops this season, here are a few tips to style them with ease :
  • Pick a style you feel the most comfortable in, as you won't want to be caught pulling your top up every time you step out. If off-shoulder isn't your thing, go for a boat neck top or a top with thin straps that will give a cool yet comfortable look.
  • You can pair your off-shoulder top with boyfriend jeans or jeggings as well for a day look; and add a pair of sneakers for a chic vibe.
  • Make sure you have the right lingerie to wear underneath your off-shoulder top, or it can really spoil the entire look. Go for a strapless bra with no seams for a smooth look.
  • For winters, you can also pick an off-shoulder sweater or a loose pullover that you can wear off one-shoulder for a trendy look. 
  • You can also wear a trendy choker or neck piece to glam up your look; or wear dangler earrings that fall on your shoulders. 

Location c/o : TATA Primanti, Gurgaon

What's your favorite trend this season? Let me know your views about this outfit in the Comments below!
Love
Nitika
OOTD - For the Love of Off - The - Shoulder | How to Style an Off-Shoulder Top
Thursday, November 2, 2017

OOTD - End of Summer Bitterness | Winter is Coming

Hey lovelies!
It was my birthday yesterday and I had a great time with my friends and colleagues joining in. Even though I am in my late 20s, I still get excited like a child on my birthday and a lot of people find it really funny. But I believe in cherishing every moment, especially when it's your birthday, so I don't let such bitterness affect me in any way.

Talking about bitterness, finally we have relief from the scorching sun and winters has set its foot in North India. I anyway enjoy winters more than summer - simply for the fact that I can finally wear my favorite trench coats and knee-high boots. However, there is still time before winter kicks in with full effect.

For now, I am enjoying wearing one of the hottest trends of the season - off-shoulder. And this peach top from Zara is even more special as it has a trendy bow to jazz up the one-shoulder style. I paired this textured top with my old but still chic ripped jeans from StalkBuyLove.
Top : ZARA
Jeans : StalkBuyLove
Shoes : ZARA
Bag : Michael Kors
Sunglasses : Aldo
Watch : Daniel Wellington
These blue slip-ons are a recent buy from Zara, to which I was immediately drawn towards, due to the bow details. Plus, they really make a statement even with a boring outfit. I finished the look with a tan quilted bag from Michael Kors - which is a new addition to my wardrobe as well.


If you are also looking for a similar one-shoulder top, you can check out the latest collection at Koovs, Stalkbuylove and Zara - as they have this style in abundance. Plus, it is apt for this weather without being too revealing.
I will be sharing my birthday outfit as well as other outfits I shot recently soon on the blog.

Here's wishing you all a Happy November! :)
Love
Nitika

OOTD - End of Summer Bitterness | Winter is Coming
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Get the Festive Glow with Biotique | Tips for Glowing Skin with Natural Skincare

Hey lovelies!
The festive season is upon us and while Diwali is a week away, you can still work your way to a glowing skin for the main occasion by following a natural skincare regime.

Pollution, work and junk food take toll on our skin, but if a regular skincare routine is followed using natural products - that one can get fresh and bright skin easily.

Well, I am talking about the beautiful range of pure Ayurvedic products from Biotique - my favorite brand when it comes to natural skincare. Biotique is one of the foremost brands in the Ayurveda segment which I have trusted since more than a decade.

The natural skincare products from Biotique not only add a healthier touch to the skin but also make it brighter and youthful - thanks to their formula which is organically pure and preservative free.

L to R : Bio Papaya Scrub, Bio Morning Nectar lotion, Bio Papaya Scrub wash, Bio Dandelion serum and Bio Fruit face pack
 As I gear up for the party season, I have been a following a regular skincare regime which not only includes Cleansing and Moisturising but also Scrubbing and Facials every week.

Bio Papaya scrub wash

L to R : Bio Papaya Scrub wash and Bio Morning Nectar lotion
No matter how busy you are, cleansing and moisturising your face twice a day is really essential to maintain its health and glow. Bio Papaya scrub wash is an amazing product that can be used this season as it helps dissolve makeup and impurities, while softening and brightening the skin.

Bio Morning Nectar lotion
Follow it up with moisturising the skin with Bio Morning Nectar lotion which is a nourishing lotion that is blended with pure honey, wheatgerm and seaweed. The goodness of these essential ingredients makes the skin fresh and replenishes the lost moisture. It has a travel-friendly packaging which I always keep handy in my bag to moisturise my skin multiple times a day.

Bio Dandelion serum
With stressful work and daily life, I feel that just cleansing and moisturising is not enough for our skin. That's why I also use Bio Dandelion serum after moisturising to reduce the signs of ageing. This serum is packed with Vitamin E and minerals that helps ease away wrinkles and reduce dark spots as well.

L to R : Bio Fruit face pack and Bio Papaya scrub
Scrubbing your face atleast twice a week really helps in removing dead skin cells and to unclog pores. Bio Papaya scrub is blended with pure papaya fruit which not only helps remove dead skin cells but also helps remove tan, making way for a naturally bright and younger looking skin.

Also, using a face pack atleast once a week can leave the skin clean and glowing. Bio Fruit face pack by Biotique is the perfect pick as it contains the juices of pineapple, tomato, lemon and papaya fruit that add radiance to the skin while removing signs of fatigue, pigmentation and impurities. 

Bio Fruit face pack
Location C/o : Tata Primanti, Gurgaon
I also love using Biotique as their products are not tested on animals, are dermatologically tested and are known for therapeutic properties. 
Biotique skincare products are available at various retail outlets and are also available online at - www.biotique.com .

Apart from these tips, no matter how busy you are, take out 30 minutes every day to work out in the gym or to go for a walk - as exercise helps increase blood flow and helps getting rid of toxins from the body. Also, make sure you drink atleast 10-12 glasses of water every day and eat a lot of fruits and green vegetables to maintain a beautiful glow on your face.

Hope you loved these tips and wishing you all a very Happy Diwali! 
Love
Nitika


Get the Festive Glow with Biotique | Tips for Glowing Skin with Natural Skincare
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

5 Best Diwali Gift Ideas | Celebrate Diwali with the Stylista Offer from Bajaj Electricals

Hey lovelies!
Diwali is just around the corner, and I am sure you all are busy in the festivities already. Diwali is celebrated with much fanfare in India, and exchanging gifts is one of the most important part of the Diwali celebrations.

Well, if you still haven't picked the perfect gift(s) for your loved ones, here are five cool gift ideas to surprise them this festive season : 
  • Electric Aroma Diffuser
Aroma diffusers have slowly become an important part of our lifestyle these days.


One can see a lot of different version of these diffusers available in the market, however, an electric aroma diffuser is a perfect pick for Diwali gifting this season as not only they create an aromatic ambience at one's place but also purifies the air without the hassle of using aromatherapy candles.
  • Microwave Oven
The Bajaj 2005 ETB (20 Litre) Microwave Oven is a perfect gift for your foodie friend or for someone who loves to cook and eat their favourite foods with its special features like Digital timer and Easy Jog Dial for settings adjustment
  • Coffee Table Book 
Source : Pinterest
I have never had a coffee table book at home, but I have always enjoyed reading a detailed and comprehensive book on Interior decor or Indian cinema while I sip my favourite cup of coffee at Starbucks. Also, it is a very thoughtful and tasteful gift for a friend/relative who loves reading.
  • Mini Induction Cooker


This cute little induction cooker is the perfect Diwali gift for a friend/relative who is staying alone or far away from home as it is easy to store and boiling, heating and cooking with ease.
  • Juicer 
Bajaj Majasty Juice extractor is a healthy choice to make fresh juices as well as delicious slushes as per your convenience at home.



 It is a perfect choice for your health-conscious friend who loves having home-made fresh juice every day.

Also, did you know that if you bought these unique gifts from Bajaj Electricals this festive season, you can also take home a stylish and sleek Esbeda purse worth upto Rs 2,499* on shopping for select products.


Get to know more about this stylish offer here : https://shop.bajajelectricals.com/festive-offer.aspx . So, this is all more the reason why you should head to a nearest retail store or Bajaj Electricals online to shop for your loved ones as well as to take home a stylish purse for yourself.

Happy Shopping!
Love,
Nitika

5 Best Diwali Gift Ideas | Celebrate Diwali with the Stylista Offer from Bajaj Electricals
Monday, September 11, 2017

My Experience with Online Shopping at KylieCosmetics.com | Kylie Cosmetics Haul

Hey lovelies!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I certainly had a busy but amazing weekend as I got to attend the Cosmo Fashion Weekend with Vogue Eyewear, and with my mom in town, I spent time with her by taking her out to show my new place in Gurgaon and around.

Well, coming back to this post, last month I had placed another order from Kylie Cosmetics when they had a discount offer running, and I ended up splurging like crazy. Also, this wasn't my first order with them as I had initially placed order a few months back for 3 lip kits.

I finally decided to write a review as I now had a great comparison of the custom fees and other details over my two orders, and thought this post would be of help to many readers who want to shop from Kylie Cosmetics or want to know more about online shopping at Kylie.

Kylie Cosmetics Shopping Haul
KylieCosmetics.com as you all know is run/owned by the famous Kylie Jenner, and the products and are exclusively sold through this website. They are not available in physical stores in India yet, but the website ships worldwide.

Here are a few highlights of the product line by Kylie Cosmetics :
  • Kylie Jenner products are not tested on animals.
  • Kylie Jenner launched Kylie Cosmetics in 2016 after the global launch of her wildly successful liquid lipstick + lip liner duo.
  • The brand now also offers eye kits, blushes, highlighters, glosses, and limited edition kits that include brushes, palettes and makeup bags. 
  • All shades of The Kylie Lip Kits are vegan.
  • International shipping is free on all orders above $60.
My online shopping experience with Kylie Cosmetics

I had placed my first order with the website back in May which included 4 lip kits (on offer) and a free lip gloss, and the total was $72.95 (including $14.95 shipping). My order had arrived in 15 days from the date of order and I was not charged any custom fees.

However, the same wasn't the case with my latest order, as I had to pay a hefty custom fee of Rs 2,700. My order included 3 individual lip kits, 1 set of liquid lipsticks, 1 set of brushes and 1 highlighter. 

The order total was $97 with free shipping, but I received this order in 1 month of it being placed - thanks to Indian customs. Well, I was taken for surprise when I received the customs slip because my earlier order had come with no custom fee. 
However, I realised this could be because my order this time came in a huge box with 2 small boxes having the products inside it, and maybe that's why it caught the customs' eye. Had the packing company fit the products in just one box, it would not have entertained additional fee.

Anyway, here are more pictures of the products, swatches and my review : 


In Love with Koko - Lip Collection
My favorite from the lot has to be this kit as it includes three beautiful matte shades and a lip gloss. While I am not a gloss fan, it works really well when applied over the matte lipsticks.

In Love with Koko - L to R - Bunny, Baby Girl, Doll and Sugar Plum
My favorite Kylie product is definitely the matte lip kit - the colors stay put for 6-7 hours and give amazing color in one application. However, if you have dry lips, you might need to apply some vaseline beforehand, as these lipsticks tend to make the lips really dry after 4 hours which would make you rush to apply your vaseline again.

Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick - Dead of Knight and Dolce K
All the lip kits also come with a matching lip liner which can be applied as a base to bring out the best of the liquid lipstick. 
Dead of Knight and Dolce K

Kylie Velvet & Matte Liquid Lipstick - Rosie, Love Bite and Leo
While the product range is not huge, Kylie Cosmetics does offer a versatile range of shades in liquid lipsticks - especially bold, vampy colors that I am currently a fan of. Have a look at the swatches of three of such lip colors below :

L to R - Rosie, Love Bite, Leo

Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick - June Bug and Spice

L to R : June Bug and Spice
This time, I was tempted to try one of the Kylighters so I also ordered the shade Chocolate Cherry which is a light, coppery bronze highlighter which I think would suit would the Indian skin tones the best. 
It is an every day shade which can be worn from work to party with ease. However, texture wise, it is still a little difficult to work with, but I like that it is a wearable, versatile highlighter.
Kylie Kylighter - Chocolate Cherry
(PS : Special mention to my friend Manisha who helped me with the swatches)
Well, overall, I am satisfied with my online shopping experience with Kylie Cosmetics, considering I received a decent discount and the lip kits are worth the price (it's the same price as the MAC liquid lipstick, but you also get a lip liner in this kit). 

However, the custom fee was definitely a disappointment, and I would recommend, if you are placing an order, try to keep it for maximum 4 products so that your order doesn't catch the custom officials eye, which would lead to you having to pay almost 30% of your order value as customs fee.

For now, I am done with shopping from Kylie Cosmetics, and would look forward to buy some products by Christmas or New Year now.
Do let me know if you have any specific queries that I forgot to cover in this post, and I would surely reply :)

Love,
Nitika
My Experience with Online Shopping at KylieCosmetics.com | Kylie Cosmetics Haul
Sunday, August 27, 2017

OOTD - Jumpsuit To The Rescue - Curvy Style Guide

Hey lovelies!
So I have a kinda on-and-off relationship with jumpsuits. Ask me why? Well, because first - I love these one-piece wonders which are the best thing to wear on days you don't want to worry about pairing up wardrobe separates. Secondly, no matter how comfy and chic jumpsuits look, not all jumpsuits go well on every body type.

So, it is a tough task to find a decent jumpsuit, especially when you are curvy, that not only fits you well at all the right places but is also dressy (not making you look like you stepped out in your pyjamas).

However, when I saw this glamorous black number at Vero Moda few months back - I was surprised - because not only it is the most comfortable jumpsuit I picked, but also because it also fit my bestie (who is very skinny) very well. So, we both ended up picking the same jumpsuit and thought of endless ways we could style it.

And this jumpsuit's first outing with me was for an evening party recently.
Jumpsuit : Vero Moda
Bag : Louis Vuitton Speedy 30
Heels : H&M
Earrings : H&M
Glasses : Carrera
Bag : H&M
Watch : GUESS
Cuff : Kate Spade

To break the monotony of the outfit, I styled it with a chunky waistbelt and statement earrings - both from H&M.  My favorite H&M sandals were once again a savior, as they looked great with this jumpsuit too - and you would see me wearing these a lot often.


I am also loving my Speedy 30 as not only it's versatile and looks great with every outfit, but it is also spacious enough to carry along all my esssentials - whether I am going for work or a dinner with friends.

There are many other ways to work up a dressy jumpsuit on a curvy figure :
  • Firstly, make sure the jumpsuit fits you well. It doesn't matter if it is body-hugging or a slouchy one like mine, if it fits perfectly - you can make your look polished in many ways.
  • Cinch your waist with a trendy belt to define your figure.
  • Go monochromatic - Wearing a monotone from head to toe will make you look slimmer and stand out in a good way.
  • Pair it with a blazer to add up a layer that will make the jumpsuit more subtle.
  • If you're going for a wide leg jumpsuit, make sure you finish your look with a pair of heels to make you look taller and leaner.


Do you know of any other great ways to style a jumpsuit? Share with us in Comments below!
Love
Nitika

OOTD - Jumpsuit To The Rescue - Curvy Style Guide
Monday, August 14, 2017

The Mosaic Experience - Staycation at Mosaic Mussoorie

Hey everyone!

Hope you all are having a great time. I have had a busy last few weeks as I have been travelling continuously for the last three weekends.  But finally I am back in Delhi and ready with lot of pictures and experiential from my trips to Mussoorie and Pondicherry.

I have been to Mussoorie once before, but honestly I hadn't enjoyed my stay much - majorly because it was too crowded and the weather was also warm. Infact, I had decided upon not visiting Mussoorie again, but then came the opportunity to experience this beautiful new property - Mosaic - and I am so glad that I took this trip, as it was one of my best vacations this year.


Location :
Located at the very popular Mall Road, near Picture Palace End, the Mosaic hotel can be recognised from afar - thanks to its very attractive logo in the shape of M that shines bright amidst the valley.


The location is definitely the best part of the hotel, as the Mall road is at walking distance where one can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the old city.

Property :
Once entering the plush lift of the hotel, you would realise that this is not just another property, it speaks of luxury and class - right from the entrance.

Reception area
The hotel is tastefully decorated with the artistic decor that blends modern art with vintage charm. I was definitely spellbound on seeing the reception area and the green wall that comprises of hundreds of flowering plants.


The hotel boasts of an indoor temperature controlled pool and spa for those who wish to relax and indulge in some me-time.


They have a terrace bar & grill, Charcoal, which overlooks the beautiful valley and mountains of Mussoorie, and is a beautiful spot to chill with family & friends over a cup of coffee or a quiet dinner.


Their all-day dining restaurant Random serves various cuisines to savour your taste buds. And while you are there, don't forget to try the delicious Dahi Kebabs and Kadhai Chicken.
Also, its ceiling will give you one of the best Selfie opportunities - 


Mosaic Mussoorie also has a Kids area and a Banquet hall that can accommodate 100 people for any party, conference or event.

Rooms :

The hotel has rooms to suit every taste and requirement - Attic Room, Deluxe Room and Suite - offering valley or Gun Hill view.

We stayed in the Attic room that consists of a master bedroom with a king size bed on the base floor and twin beds on the top floor. The room gives a feel of a beautiful cottage situated in the middle of the valley - and can easily accommodate 4 people.




View from the Attic Room
They also have an Attic Suite that also comprises of living area and a separate washroom in upstairs room.

Overall Experience :
I had a great time staying at the Mosaic Mussoorie, not only the hotel was well equipped and beautifully decorated - that made my stay not only comfortable but also luxurious. The hotel management is very friendly, and they also helped arrange a Travel guide for us to visit the popular local attractions like the Gun Hill, George Everest house and Happy Valley (Tibetan Buddhist Temple).

A candid click at the Buddhist Temple
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and was so glad that I actually ended up seeing the non-touristy spots that I had missed during my last vacation, and had a relaxed weekend which made my trip enjoyable.

If you are also looking for a weekend getaway from Delhi or planning a relaxing vacation in the valley, I would surely recommend booking The Mosaic, Mussoorie for a luxurious yet amazing stay.

For Reservations, contact :

Reservation Office, Mussoorie
Mosaic Hotels
Picture Palace End, Mall Road, Mussoorie
Cont .No: 0135 2636200, 7088101415, 7088101416, 7088101403
Email : reservations.mussoorie@mosaichotels.co.in

or visit http://www.mosaichotelmussoorie.co.in .

Love
Nitika
The Mosaic Experience - Staycation at Mosaic Mussoorie

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