Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bid Goodbye to Parlour Woes with Veet Sensitive Touch | Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer Review

Hey lovelies!
Today I am doing a review post after a long time, but I am the most excited about this one.
I am going to write about a product that has definitely solved half (if not all) of my parlour woes, and has come as a knight in a shining armour in my hectic schedule.

With my blog and job as a social media consultant, I hardly get time for myself - especially for daily chores and regular parlour visits. To make the matters worse, all the parlours in my locality close by 8pm while I am able to reach home only post 8.30pm.


That's why since past few weeks, I literally had to skip a lot of my parlour appointments and was looking for a product that I can use at home that could solve some of my worries - like the regular threading sessions. And that's when I was introduced to the amazing new launch by Veet Sensitive Touch™ Beauty Trimmer - that promised to work on face - especially brows and upper-lips effectively, without damaging the skin.

Now, ofcourse I was very apprehensive to try this product at first - as I have never used a razor or even wax on my face - and even the thought of something going wrong with my facial skin scares me.


But I met a team of experts at Veet and when I was assured that this product is different and is designed specially for sensitive skin areas like upper lip, side burns, eyebrows and bikini lines.
- I decided to give it a try.

Read on to know my experience about Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer -

About

With new Veet Sensitive Touch you can now easily achieve the precise look you always wished for. It quickly and gently cuts and shapes your hair on sensitive and delicate body areas such as face, bikini line and underarms

  • QUICK & GENTLE: easily remove any unwanted hair in one go with no fear of cuts.
  • HIGH PRECISION: dedicated accessories to get precise shaping and styling
  • Also ideal also for quick touch-ups
  • Water rinse-able. 
Box Contains :

The first thing that really impressed me about the Veet Sensitive Touch is that it comes with attachments that work well with different body types. It contains :


For Face :
1 x 2 Sided Trimming head – 16mm and 6mm
1 x comb attachment (2mm & 4mm) to uniform hair length
1 x Styler cap

Other Body parts:
1 x 1 sided Trimming Head (20mm) and 1 x comb attachment to uniform hair length

Other Accessories:
1 x Cleaning brush, 1 x Beauty pouch  and 1 x AA Battery

The beauty pouch comes handy when you just one to keep the trimmer with its cap and carry it in your bag anywhere and anytime.

How to Use :

Now, I will be doing a detailed video and post about the best practices to make the most of this Trimmer and get desired results, I would explain the key usage points here :

  • While using the trimmer for eyebrows- use the small head provided with the kit and add the comb. Steadily move the trimmer against the direction of hair growth to trim the brows.
  • For further shaping of eyebrows, remove the comb and use the high precision head. Touch skin lightly and push it across the eyebrows.
  • Similarly, for smaller skin areas like upper lips and chin, one can use the high precision head and move it in opposite direction of hair growth.
  • For shaving the bikini line, use the large head provided in the kit. Touch the skin lightly and move the trimmer in the opposite direction of hair growth.
My Thoughts about Veet Sensitive Touch :

Using this trimmer is really easy, and as its blades don't touch the skin - there is no fear of cuts. Also, it works very smoothly on the skin, and with its precision head - it gives the best results in less time. 
You don't need to use and pre or post-treatment products like shaving creams or moisturizers while using this trimmer.


Being so lightweight and handy, I have been carrying it in my bag whenever I travel - and I no more have to worry about those pending parlour appointments - as now, I can shape my eyebrows and upper lips at home whenever I want.

PS : You can now buy the Veet Sensitive Touch trimmer at a special discount on Amazon by clicking here - Shop Online !

I would be sharing more tips & tricks about this amazing product on my new Youtube channel - so don't forget to subscribe me there for the upcoming videos. The video on the Veet Sensitive Touch is now live here

Love
Nitika 


Bid Goodbye to Parlour Woes with Veet Sensitive Touch | Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer Review
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Selfie in Style : A Unique Photography Session by Dabboo Ratnani for OPPO Times Fresh Face in Delhi

Hey everyone!

Last week, the Selfie lovers in Delhi (including us) had a gala time as we received some useful and interesting tips to click those perfect selfies in an exclusive photography session with the famous celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani.

The one-of-its-kind photography session was organised by OPPO and Times Fresh Face especially for the finalists of the OPPO Times Fresh Face 2016 and we were also lucky to get some handy tips for clicking stylish selfies.


Joining Dabboo Ratnani for the session was the beautiful FBB Femina Miss India 2015 Aditi Arya, who also shared tips on how to make one's selfie experience stylish and perfect.

During the workshop, Dabboo Ratnani offered the tips with the Selfie Expert ie. OPPO F1s and the newly launched OPPO A57 that are the best smartphones in the market currently loaded with technologically advanced features to click those unstoppable selfies.



Here are a few tips shared during the workshop that helped us understand the Art of Clicking Perfect Selfies :

  • Make sure the light is Perfect - The best selfies come when the lights are bright and highlight the things that you want to show in the selfie. Fluorescent lights should be avoided as they can ruin any photo.
  • Know your Best Angle - Well this isn't anymore a secret, as a lot of us prefer taking our selfies in that best-angle. But if you haven't figured out yours yet,  try yours in different ways before you find an angle that focuses your best features and make them streamlined. One useful tip is to keep your chin down and hold the camera up a bit higher than face level.
  • Crop it Right - We aren't talking about the crop top trend here, but the way to crop your selfie to hide the unwanted features like a weird underarm or heavy arms.
  • Use Filters - All thanks to various in-built filters in the OPPO Selfie Expert as well as a lot of editing apps, you can use these filters to make your selfie rock on social media.

  • Get Makeup for Rescue - No Light? Don't worry, use your favorite highlighter to give your skin an amazing glow that won't be hidden in the selfie. Or use a bold lipstick to get a cool natural effect in the selfie.

About the association of OPPO and Times Fresh Face : 
In the past the two brands have successfully collaborated for the OPPO Times Fresh Face contest which is the most talked about event amongst colleges. OPPO as a brand has also connected with younger audiences well with their extensive product portfolio of ‘Selfie Experts’. Thus this association was bound for excellence amongst the college fucchas. 

Hope you'll use the tips for best use to click your selfies and we assure you won't ever have to retake a selfie again! Let us know if you also have that Perfect Selfie Mantra in the Comments below.

Love
Team TSD


Selfie in Style : A Unique Photography Session by Dabboo Ratnani for OPPO Times Fresh Face in Delhi
Saturday, February 4, 2017

OOTD - Tough Girl Leather | How to Style a Trendy Biker Jacket

Hey lovelies!
We are already in the month of Love, but I still can't get over the fact that how soon January has passed and I couldn't share any of my favorite Winter outfits.

This winter my wardrobe was majorly ruled by dresses and jackets combo as they are so easy-to-style and apt for work as well as parties. Today, I am going to share one of those outfits that can never go out of style.

I am talking about the Biker Chic look that's been ruling the fashion circuits since ages and has been in trend even this winter.  When paired with a cool dress and tough girl attitude, a leather jacket can take your look from dab to a carefree cool girl in a jiffy.


I recently purchased this patchwork jacket in faux leather from ONLY which is a perfect mix of edgy and chic and paired it with an A-line dress from Vero Moda for a look that has an all over self-embossed print.

My knee-length Aldo boots added another biker element to the look without making it seem over the top. I added minimal accessories - a choker and a watch plus carried my ZARA fringe bag that is my latest find from their AW collection.

Jacket : ONLY
Dress : Vero Moda
Boots : ALDO
Bag : Zara
Shades : Rayban
Watch : GUESS
Choker : Carma






You can also achieve this tough girl look easily by finding a leather jacket that suits you the best. Go for imitation leather or PU options that are available at ZARA, ONLY and Promod.

Instead of a dress, you can also wear the jacket with a pair of jeggings and a tank top, finishing the looks with booties and metallic accessories. Don't forget to add a pair of sunglasses with minimal makeup for that edgy look.

Location c/o : The Ashok, Delhi

What's your favorite trend this winter? Let me know in the Comments below.
Love
Nitika
OOTD - Tough Girl Leather | How to Style a Trendy Biker Jacket
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Feature : Vibrant Madhubani by Designer Anubha Sharma

Hey everyone,

In today's feature post - we are going to introduce a new-gen designer whose designs are not only unique but also very creative and versatile. We are talking about the upcoming designer Anubha Sharma who launched her brand at the recently held Asian Designer Week. Here are few excerpts of our conversation with Anubha:


Inspiration behind the Collection
“Vibrant Madhubani”, as the name suggests, takes inspiration from the eye-catching art form called “Madhubani paintings”. It showcases the art’s motifs in vibrant colours on the fusion wear. The garments embody an assembly of its classic elements like flowers, birds, animals with an original spin. The silhouettes are a manifestation of modern edge combined with traditional ethos.


Why you chose to launch your brand with Asian Designer Week?
I had seen a Facebook ad about Asian Designer Week, too curious to know what it is all about, I clicked on the ad, which first registered me and then re-directed me to their website. On the website, it was mentioned that I will need to upload a Look-Book to participate. Since, I didn’t have one I thought “maybe next time”. Then, two days later I got a call from Asian Designer Week. I told them the same and they asked for my Portfolio. After seeing my Portfolio, they offered me to participate in “NextGen Fresh Talent” category which was basically for students or someone who has recently passed out of college and hasn’t launched their label. It seemed like a wonderful opportunity to start with and that’s how Asian Designer Week happened to me and my label “Anubha Sharma”.

How do you feel after winning the “NextGen Fresh Talent” Title at Asian Designer Week?
It feels totally amazing. So, I didn’t had any idea about this while I was creating my collection. It was just a few days before the show I got to know that there will be a winner out of all the participants. It feels so good that out of all the participants, I was honoured with this title. It’s very encouraging and motivating for me. It feels GREAT!


Your favourite piece from the collection
This piece has received the most no. of compliments from the entire collection. People from the Industry, my family and friends have all loved this piece and have complimented me for this one.
And honestly, if I hadn’t created this collection and was just a client, this piece would have grabbed my most attention. So, my favourite has to be this one.


Future Plans
I’ll be setting up my unit and get the label registered ASAP. These two things are the top on my list. I’ll be also participating in more no. shows and putting up more stalls and exhibitions. And, that’s the plan for now!

Where is the collection available?
People can get in touch with me to get the pieces of their choice.

Contact Details:
Mobile: +919654597214
Email: as.anubhasharma@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnubhaSharmaOfficial
Instagram: anubhasharmaofficial

We are also available at “Muse- A Designer’s Commune”, a multi-designer store in Punjabi Bagh.
Address: 10, NWA, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi-110026

TSD Favorite from the collection :
This intricately designed lehenga is a perfect pick for the ongoing wedding season for the bride's trousseau or even for the bridesmaid. We love the play of colors and the trend cross-over blouse that gives it a modern touch.

Love,
Team TSD

Feature : Vibrant Madhubani by Designer Anubha Sharma
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

5 Wedding Gowns to Ditch your Lehenga For this Wedding Season | India Modern Festive

Hey everyone!

The wedding season is in full swing and with so many celebrities getting married lately, new fashion trends are coming up for inspiration for the the to-be brides.

While last year it was all about lehenga sarees and jacket-style lehengas that were ruling the ramps as well as the silver screen, this season – a trend that has  stood out in the Indian wedding fashion is of Ethnic Wedding Gowns.

Wedding gowns have been quite popular in the Western culture, but their Indian-ised version or I should say the ethnic gowns are now being accepted in the Indian culture as well.

So much so that many Indian brides are ditching the heavy-duty lehengas for trendy yet ethnic wedding gowns for their special day. As it’s no more only about looking their best but also being comfortable on the D-day so that they can enjoy all the festivities with ease.

Recently, two popular brides - Sherry Shroff and Kishwer Merchant were seen in strikingly similar wedding gowns by Gaurav Gupta in different colors.

Kishwer Merchant and Sherry Shroff
If you also want to try a different look on your wedding, then you should pick an ethnic gown that is similar in work to a traditional lehenga (featuring intricate work in zari, Swarovski etc. and in bright colors like red, fuchsia, peach etc.) but has a modern twist in its silhouette- just like this pink gown from Craftsvilla - that's both glamorous and easy-to-style.



If you are looking for more inspiration, then check out these beautiful designs by Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra - that are absolutely elegance-personified.

The peach colored ethnic gown by Sabyasachi features his trademark work with a jacket detailing that gives it a fusion twist - and is perfect for a day wedding.

For a night wedding and for a glam look, a wedding gown like this red one from Manish Malhotra is a perfect work with its A-line silhouette and intricate work. You can also go for a more conservative neckline that works best for your body type.


A contemporary silhouette, flattering fit and unique design blended with intricate work makes a wedding gown a perfect choice for the modern brides who don't want to go the conventional route and want to be the trendsetters.


While I have picked my 5 favorite picks from the wedding gowns I have seen recently, you can look for more options on Pinterest or browse through the endless options available at online shopping websites like Craftsvilla.

What's your take on the ethnic wedding gown trend? Do you also think more brides would be opting these trendy gowns instead of lehengas in the coming wedding season?

Let me know your views in Comments below!
Love
Nitika
5 Wedding Gowns to Ditch your Lehenga For this Wedding Season | India Modern Festive
Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Winter Skincare Favorites | Himalaya Herbals Winter Skincare Range

Hey everyone!
The winter season is at its peak and doesn't seem to fade away anytime soon. And in this changing weather, it is extremely important to protect your skin as this weather makes skin really dry and dull.

That's why I chose to follow a skincare routine that not only moisturises skin but also keeps it healthy. My go-to skincare products this season have been from the Winter Skincare range from Himalaya Herbals.

Especially, I religiously use Himalaya Herbals body lotion and moisturising cream. In this post, I would be sharing my favorites as well as the must-have products from their latest range.

Himalaya Herbals Winter Skincare Range
Himalaya Herbals' winter skincare range boasts of herbal products that not only pamper the skin but also rejuvenate it from within. The range consists of nourishing body lotions for all skin types.

For normal skin types, Himalaya Herbals Nourishing body lotion is a perfect fix, as it has a non-greasy formula that not only moisturises skin but also restores body's water content.


For people who have dry skin, Himalaya Herbals Soothing body lotion  combines goodness of Almond and Grape seed to prevent skin from cracking in the harsh weather conditions and hydrates skin by maintaining its natural moisture balance.


I am particularly the fan of the new Himalaya Herbals Cocoa Butter Intensive body lotion which is formulated for very dry skin, but well, if you are also a fan of the sweet fragrance of cocoa butter like me - you would love this lotion which intensely smoothens and softens skin, while replenishing the lost moisture.

Location c/o : The Ashok, Delhi
The winter skincare bundle also consists of the following nourishing creams -

Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Skin Cream is a go-to product in my bag as I use it as and when my face feels dry during the day. Thanks to its non-greasy formula and moisturising properties - it doesn't make my face feel oily or dull and keep its hydrated.

If you have a very dry skin, their Winter Defense Moisturizing cream would be a good pick as it the goodness of Jojoba oil, Wheat germ and Almond oil - that are amazing ingredients to nourish extremely dry areas of skin - and helps keep skin soft and supple throughout the day.


Himalaya Herbals skincare range also has a Clear Complexion Whitening cream which serves as an excellent day cream if you are looking for an all-in-one product for your daily skincare routine. It offers UV protection to skin, while brightening the skin and helps fade dark spots and blemishes with regular use.


You should always end your day with a night cream, and Himalaya's Revitalising Night cream not only nourishes skin overnight but also helps repair daily damage and renew skin cells.

Lip balms are my favorite winter products, as my lips get chapped a lot and I like to keep a lip balm handy to moisturize my lips. Himalaya Herbals lip balms have 100% natural Vitamin E and are available in various flavors that would help you get naturally glossy and soft lips.

My personal favorite is the Strawberry Shine lip care  that is free from preservatives, thus giving a natural color and care to my lips while protecting them from environmental damage.

Apart from being completely natural, Himalaya Herbals' skincare range also fits every budget and is available easily across major stores and online shopping websites.

To know more about Himalaya Herbals winter skincare range and to buy them online, click here - http://www.himalayastore.com/personal-care.htm .

Love
Nitika
My Winter Skincare Favorites | Himalaya Herbals Winter Skincare Range
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Contest - KFC Lovers Rejoice - The KFC Nashville Chicken is Here | Win KFC Nashville Dollars

Hey everyone!

Are you a KFC lover just like us? If yes, then it's truly the time to rejoice as we are here with the first Giveaway of 2017, where you can win Dollars - KFC Nashville Dollars - to be precise from the KFC ATMs to try America's favorite chicken for free.

Do you think we are kidding? Well, then you haven't heard about the hottest ATM that's worth the wait in the times of demonetisation.
We are talking about the hottest food ATM in town that dispensed Nashville Dollars and enabled one to get their hands on America’s newest food trend - KFC Nashville Chicken.

KFC Nashville Chicken
Introducing you to this much-talked about dish, KFC Nashville Chicken is the legendary chicken from the kitchen of KFC which has a very interesting story that goes behind it  :

A scorned girlfriend and her Prince (not so) charming led to the creation of the Nashville Chicken. As the story goes, our leading lady caught her wayward man, Prince Thornton red –handed. And boy, was she mad at him! In anger and jealousy she made him his favorite meal of fried chicken. Only this time, loading it with whatever she could lay her hands on in the kitchen. But guess what? Not only did he love the ‘revenge dish’…our lady’s rage gave the city of Nashville, Tennessee, USA the best chicken the city had ever tasted. Thus, a cult came into being, and who better than the experts on chicken – KFC – to bring this USA original recipe to India.

And as legendary as this tale is, the latest offering by KFC in India also doesn't disappoint - as its rich flavor that has a hint of smokiness, mildly spicy, extra crispy, and is topped with tangy American pickles - makes you crave for more.


The best part is that Nashville’s most famous chicken is also available as Strips on a Bun, 5-in-1 Mealbox and Rice Bowlzs, so that you can relish the flavor in whichever way you prefer. Our favorite is the Nashville Rice Bowl which gives a two-in-one flavor of the juicy chicken and their popular rice dish.

And well, if you missed out on getting the Nashville currencies through the KFC atm, here's your chance to win this legendary chicken for free.



We are giving away 2 Nashville currencies to 2 winners each through this Facebook giveaway where you can participate by answering two simple questions :
  • Share the name of the man for whom the legendary Nashville chicken was first prepared?
  • Share the name of the country where Nashville is located?
Enter the Giveaway now by clicking here!
The Giveaway ends on 15th Jan' 2017 and the winners will be announced on 16th Jan' 2017 at 11:00 am on this blog post as well as on the Contest post (on Facebook).

So, enter the contest right away, cross your fingers and get ready to be one of the two lucky winners who will win the Nashville currencies.

For the rest, don't forget to try the legendary Nashville Chicken from a KFC outlet near you.
You can also get your hands on the new KFC Nashville Chicken by ordering online at https://online.kfc.co.in/ or calling 3399 4444 and get ready to be #Nashvilled!

Love
Team TSD


Contest - KFC Lovers Rejoice - The KFC Nashville Chicken is Here | Win KFC Nashville Dollars
Sunday, January 8, 2017

OOTD : Back to Work Look 2017 | What to Wear to Work this Winter

Hey lovelies,

Hope you are all enjoying the first weekend of the new year! With the holiday season now over. it's time to get back to work - and well surely none of us like getting back to office after a short vacation over the new year or holiday festivities.

But well, you can easily avoid the Monday blues by turning up at work in your best outfits and remind everyone of your classy style.

One of my favorite picks for formal wear this season are the cropped trousers or culottes which are a perfect change from the regular pants, without looking too casual or boring.

I recently picked this pair of multi-colored striped cropped pants from ZARA that has a refreshing color palette and gives me endless choices to style them this winter. But my favorite pairing has to be with this frilly satin top from H&M which is dressy yet purely classy.

Check out in pictures how I styled this outfit during a recent shoot :

Top : H&M
Pants : ZARA
Shoes : Charles & Keith
Bag : Pierre Cardin
Watch : GUESS
Bracelets : Accessorize





If you also want to liven up your work wardrobe this winter, I would truly recommend getting a pair of culottes or cropped trousers - that are easy to wear for a more stylish workday.

You can play with a lot of prints or solid patterns, and dress them up from uptown chic to downtown cool easily by pairing them right with a dressy blouse or a fitted shirt.


Location C/O : JW Marriott Aerocity, Delhi
Photography : Palak Bohara
Have you tried Culottes this season? What's your favorite Work wardrobe trend? Let me know in the Comments below.
Love
Nitika
OOTD : Back to Work Look 2017 | What to Wear to Work this Winter

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