Friday, June 23, 2017

3 Looks to Take Your Man from Work to Play with John Players | Key2Life | Fashion for Men

Hey everyone!
We're back with an exciting post, this time for all the style-conscious men and the fashionistas who like to keep up with the latest fashion trends for the men in their life.

We recently shot three looks with blogger Shubham for John Players India, as they launched their latest Spring-Summer collection of trendy and colorful casual wear, that perfectly captures the flavors of street fashion with a fresh look.


Inspired by travel attributes, John Players' latest collection is full of spunky motifs and prints that create an effortlessly casual look. And that was also the inspiration for Shubham's first look which features a trendy printed shirted in white, paired with blue distressed denims that are perfect for a day out with friends.

Look 1 : Keep it Casual


For the second look, Shubham styled a printed shirt in earthy hues with a pair of trendy chinos that can be dressed up and be taken from work to play with ease. 
The vibrant and youthful colour palate offered under Decibel range by John Players is a great relief from the blues and greys that generally dominate men’s style game.

Look 2 : Go Clubbing

Look 3 : Back to College
The latest collection by John Players offers endless options for guys to jazz up their wardrobe, and dress up every day in a trendy way. Making a statement with joggers and cargos, these new entries in the JP collection are for the spirited young men who love the leisurely look.

And that's why, Shubham styled his third look in a pair of comfy joggers with a solid tee and a checkered shirt that's versatile yet stylish.


The JP Univ Collection captures the eternal youthful quest for a sharper look in new sporty prints, tonal motifs, zipped neckline and jacquard collar shirts and polos. The best part is that all John Players apparel come in contemporary fits, experimental washes and playful styling. 

One can pick their favorite shirts beginning Rs.1299/- and trousers for Rs.1499/-. Tee range starts at Rs.899/-.

Also, if you shop from any exclusive John Players showroom, you have a chance to participate in the Key2Life contest and get an assured Gift on every purchase. This offer embodies the free-spirit of today’s youth gang and offers to give their dreams a wheel to come true! On the purchase of any apparel, one can enter a lucky draw for a bike from the very store one makes a purchase. 

32 bikes are up for grabs from 32 stores in Delhi NCR and one lucky person also takes home an SUV! 

Get more details about Key2Life Contest here - http://www.johnplayerskey2life.com/storelocator.php
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ITCJohnPlayers
Website - http://johnplayers.quasarstaging.net/

So get ready to make a style statement with John Players this summer and start shopping now!
xoxo
Team TSD
3 Looks to Take Your Man from Work to Play with John Players | Key2Life | Fashion for Men
Monday, May 22, 2017

Review : The Perfect Selfie Phone for those on a Budget - VIVO V5S | Moonlight Camera Smartphone

Hey lovelies!

Hope you all had a nice weekend! I am back with another smartphone review, for another phone that's making noise in the Selfie-crazy youth.

I am talking about the recently launched VIVO V5S selfie smartphone - which has been priced at a budget that will suit all the tech freaks as well as the selfie-phone diggers.


Vivo is one of the few smartphone brands that keeps bringing updates to its popular smartphone models every few months, and this time they have come up with an update to the V5 model with VIVO V5S.









We got our hands on the brand new V5S few weeks back and I've been using the smartphone - specifically for pictures since then. Based on my experience, here's what I think are the best features of the VIVO V5S: 
  • Impeccable Looks, Sleek Design : The smartphone has a sleek and smart metal unibody design weighing only 154 grams, featuring a 7.6mm slim chassis with a 5.5-inch display. The standout feature is the fingerprint scanner (like those in iPhones) that works as the home button as well and functions accurately. One of the sweet deals is that its Gorilla Glass 3 display comes pre-applied with a tempered glass.




  • Power-packed Performance : V5S has a 4GB of RAM and an internal storage of 64GB (the previous model had only 34GB) that can be extended with the external storage slot as well. This makes the phone really fast while switching in-between apps, playing games or watching a full HD video. 
The V5S has a 3000-mAh battery which lasts entire day with moderate usage. Infact, a full charge done once is good enough to make the battery last for 18-20 hours with regular usage like Whatsapp, listening to music, calls etc. 



  • Moonlight Camera for those great Selfies : Now, coming to my favorite feature of the smartphone - also the selling point of this phone is the 20MP front moonlight camera which is one of the best selfie cameras in the smartphones of this range. 
Here, I took a few pictures with its impressive front camera in different light conditions - and the pictures came out really sharp and bright - even in low light conditions. 


Selfie with Nimrat Kaur at the launch event

#NoFilter Selfie - Morning

#NoFilter selfie using the Moonlight flash - Night time
The VIVO V5S has a 13MP rear camera which also performs decently and helps take sharp pictures.
The only con being that you have to hold the phone really firmly, else the picture goes for a toss.



Overall Views : Priced at Rs 18,990, VIVO V5S is one of the best smartphones in the market currently under Rs 20,000 bracket with an amazing selfie camera, great battery life and sleeks design.
If you are on a budget and selfies/taking pictures is your main criteria while buying a mobile - VIVO V5S is definitely a better buy with value-for-money, as compared to other brands in the same league.

Love
Nitika 
Review : The Perfect Selfie Phone for those on a Budget - VIVO V5S | Moonlight Camera Smartphone
Saturday, May 13, 2017

OOTD : Of Pastels, Tulle and Twirls - Curvy Style Guide

Hey lovelies!
It's a lovely weekend and I finally have the time for myself, to work on the blog and share my latest fashion picks. I also made a big luxury purchase last week which I am really dying to share with you all in the coming posts.

But in today's post, I am just sharing my new found-love : this pastel H&M tulle skirt which is a classic wardrobe choice with endless possibilities to style.

Now, tulle skirts have been famous since ages, but Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City made a tutu the it-skirt that all the fashionistas had to have in their wardrobes.
She not only rocked these skirts with confidence but also gave us endless ways to style them, no matter what the occasion is.


I earlier styled one of my mini tutu skirts for the India Fashion Week couple of years back in this post . So, when I saw this beautiful pastel skirt in the H&M store few weeks back, I knew this is going to my summer favorite for all those lunch dates with my BFFs.

Top : Vero Moda
Skirt : H&M
Wedges : Charles & Keith
Bag : Charles & Keith
Watch : Michael Kors
Necklace : Pipa & Bella
Bracelets : Aldo
Earrings : Pipa & Bella

I dressed up my skirt with this tropical print off-shoulder top from Vero Moda which perfectly blends with the pastel tone of the skirt. I completed the look with my Charles & Keith sling bag and wedges in monotones to add a minimalist touch to the look.

Keeping the accessories bare minimum as always, I just picked my favorite pearl choker from Pipa & Bella , dangler earrings, bracelets from Aldo and an animal-print Michael Kors watch.




If you are are also looking to try out a tulle skirt this summer, but confused about the ways to style it up, here are a few tips that would help you out pick the perfect outfit :
  • Go for pastel hues when picking a tulle skirt as look perfect on every body type and can be styled easily.
  • Play up the skirt with feminine details like a statement choker neckpiece or strappy heels.
  • Pair your skirt with a flannel shirt for a cool street style or pair it with a turtle-neck top for a dressy look.
  • Many curvy women believe that they won't look good in a tulle skirt for its layered look, but don't under-estimate the power of a trendy and chic tulle skirt. Check out brands like ZARA, H&M and Vero Moda for those feminine and versatile skirts that would fit you the best.



Photography : Picture Phactory
What do you think about this feminine trend? Let me know in the Comments below!
Love
Nitika

OOTD : Of Pastels, Tulle and Twirls - Curvy Style Guide
Friday, April 14, 2017

Review : OPPO F3 Plus Selfie Expert - Enjoy Your Selfies the Dual-Way | OPPO F3 Plus Launch by Deepika Padukone

Hey lovely people!
I am back with review of one of my favorite smartphone brands - OPPO Mobiles- latest edition that is here to change your Selfie-game completely.
I am talking about the recently launched Oppo F3 Plus Selfie Expert which boasts of a dual selfie camera that is nothing like I have ever seen in the latest smartphones.

Oppo has been known for offering the best camera smartphones ever since they have entered the Indian mobile market and this time also they aren't here to disappoint as the Oppo F3 Plus Selfie Expert comes packed with amazing features that would make you want to get it right away.


Read on to know more about the launch event, Oppo's new brand ambassador and my experience with Oppo F3 Plus :

Dabboo Ratnani, Sky Li-Global VP & President of OPPO India and Deepika Padukone - Oppo Brand Ambassador
At their launch event that happened a couple of weeks back, the new brand ambassador of Oppo Mobiles - Deepika Padukone launched the dual selfie camera phone - Oppo F3 Plus. Also present at the event were Sky Li - Global VP & President of Oppo India and Dabboo Ratnani - renowned photographer.

Priced at Rs 30,990 and available in two colors : Gold and Black, the F3 Plus features the brand’s first dual front camera including a first-ever120-degree wide-angle Group Selfie Camera. The F3 Plus First Sale begins from 1st April 2017 across India. It will also be available through OPPO online stores on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal.

Yours truly with Dabboo Ratnani
I took the trendy new smartphone for a spin to find out more about its amazing features and here's what the phone has an offer for all the Selfie-lovers :


Perfect pick for Selfie-addicts
Clicking and uploading selfies online has become a huge trend, thanks to Instagram and Facebook - and this trend isn't going to die anytime soon. That's why, realizing the potential, OPPO perfectly puts together an innovative dual front camera in this smartphone - that comprises of a 16MP primary and a secondary 120°wide-angle lens for extra-wide selfie shots. 

And when I say extra-wide selfie shots, I truly mean the Groufie shots (Group Selfies) that we always find hard to click. Here are a couple of pictures I shot using the front cameras : 

Posing with Ritu from the Indian Beauty Blog


Thanks to its wide-angle lens, you no more have to take along a selfie stick for those perfect pictures and it clicks images that are really detailed as compared to those clicked from a normal selfie camera.

The 120-degree wide-angle 8MP camera  captures a wider view, up to 105 percent more than a regular 80-degree lens field of view. With the built-in Smart Facial Recognition, the F3 Plus also notifies the user to switch to ‘Group Selfie’ mode if there are more than three people in the frame

The extra-wide, no-filter night club selfie 
F3 Plus also has a 16MP outstanding rear camera which offers high-quality photography performance with fast focusing speed, noise reduction and advanced low-light performance.

Trendy Looks

OPPO is a brand that makes really stylish and sleek smartphones and I am glad they continued the trend with the F3 Plus as well which boasts of a 6-inch, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen that also has a pre-applied protective screen coating, giving it an elegant, classy and premium look while retaining unmatched durability and longevity.


Long battery endurance and VOOC flash charge

I was glad to find the F3 Plus has a long-lasting battery that performs way better than my current smartphone (iPhone 6S). F3 Plus is packed with a 4000 mAh built-in battery that charges four times faster than standard batteries. Infact, you can get up to 2 hours of talk time with just 5 minutes of charging.


Other features include : 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, a dual-slot card tray that can hold two Nano 4G SIM cards or one Nano SIM card with amicroSD card and an expandable memory to upto 256GB, making OPPO F3 Plus a power-packed phone.

If you are confused with all the new smartphones that have been launched recently and have been saving up your money for a phone that offers value for money - you should make your way to an OPPO store near you and book your new best friend - F3 Plus - and get ready to impress your family & friends with your Groufie skills.

Love
Nitika
Review : OPPO F3 Plus Selfie Expert - Enjoy Your Selfies the Dual-Way | OPPO F3 Plus Launch by Deepika Padukone
Sunday, April 2, 2017

5 Tips to Use Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer | How to Use Veet Electric Trimmer

Hey lovelies!

Following up on my previous post reviewing the Veet Sensitive Touch trimmer, in today's post I am going to share 5 useful tips to make the most out of this amazing product.
  • Shape your Eyebrows : 
Shaping eyebrows on your own can be a little complex especially when you are using a thread. But with Veet Sensitive Touch trimmer, you can shape your eyebrows effortlessly with this simple tip - You should brush your eyebrow hair upwards to reveal the unwanted straggled hairs hidden underneath and then shape them using the smaller razor.

  • Trim Sideburns or Upperlips :
For desired sideburn length just trim them by using the small head and the comb. Place the device over your sideburn and move it against the direction of hair growth for best results.
Try different angles if you can't get the results you want.
  • Trimming Bikini Area :
Move the shaver very slowly when using the trimmer on your bikini area as it gets clogged easily and pulls at hairs.


  • Don't Use the Trimmer in the Shower : 
While the trimming heads of the device are ‘water rinseable', the body is not designed to be rinsed and should be kept away from water. Therefore, avoid using the trimmer in shower/bath to prevent the trimmer body from getting wet.


  • Veet Sensitive Touch works best on clean and dry skin only. Do not use with shaving gel or foam. Also, as the trimmer is very gentle on the skin, it doesn't require any post or pre-treatment skincare.
These are the few tips that have helped me use the Veet Sensitive Touch trimmer in the best way and has helped make hair removal an easy task for me.

Have you tried the Veet Sensitive Touch yet? If no, it's the right time buy it online from Amazon as its available at an amazing discount.

Love
Nitika

5 Tips to Use Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer | How to Use Veet Electric Trimmer
Friday, March 31, 2017

Top Picks from YWC (YouWeCan) on Jabong | Yuvraj Singh Launches YWC on Jabong

Hey lovelies!
In India, we treat Cricket as a religion and most of us (who are die-hard Cricket fans) celebrate it as any other festival. Influence of this sport in the country is such, that it reflects in our fashion as well.

That's why when the handsome and talented cricket Yuvraj Singh announced the launch of his fashion label YWC (YouWeCan) on Jabong last week, we were truly elated.

Conceptualized around the ethos Live, Dare and Inspire YWC is a sports lifestyle brand that represents all individuals who fight despite insurmountable odds, give people courage and make fighters of us all.


The launch event was hosted by India's leading fashion e-tailed Jabong as a fun filled afternoon with fellow bloggers and sports enthusiasts. Yuvraj Singh unveiled the YWC collection at the event along with Gunjan Soni, Head of Jabong and Rahul Taneja, Chief Business Officer, Jabong.


Speaking at the event, Yuvraj Singh, owner of You We Can Ventures said,” YWC is built around the ethos – Live, Dare and Inspire – and aims to motivate individuals to fight against insurmountable odds, have courage and make fighters out of all of us. Jabong has a dedicated base of sports-loving and fashion-forward shoppers and will be an excellent platform for YWC to connect with more individuals and inspire them to have the grit and determination to overcome unassailable difficulties. I am sure YWC will continue to reach a wider sect through its association with Jabong.”




Why we love YWC?

The reason why we love the brand even more is that YWC is Yuvraj’s own label and is an offset of his foundation 'YouWeCan' - an NGO dedicated towards working for cancer-related causes, funding education for cancer surviving kids and much more. And well, fashion with a cause is what we truly support and admire.

YWC is now available on Jabong.com and offers a variety of products for men and women such as t-shirts, joggers, track pants, jackets & hoodies ranging from Rs. 600 to Rs. 1500.

Our Favorite picks from YWC - 

Well, we have picked our favorites from the collection and can't really stop gushing over the trendy prints and vibrant colors that we all need in our wardrobes this summer :





You can take your pick from these and a wide variety of t-shirts, tops, leggings and a lot more from Jabong here : http://www.jabong.com/clothing/ywc/. Happy shopping!

Love
Team TSD
Top Picks from YWC (YouWeCan) on Jabong | Yuvraj Singh Launches YWC on Jabong
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fashion Week Essentials | Beauty Essentials That Get Me Through the Fashion Week

Hey everyone,

The Amazon India Fashion Week  AW17 finally got over last weekend. With my dual jobs as a fashion blogger and as a digital marketing professional, things get really difficult as I run between office and the fashion week venue - leaving me with almost no time for beauty maintenance.


Many of my blogger friends wonder how I still manage to attend the Fashion Week with equal energy, well, after attending 5-6 seasons of Fashion Weeks, I have got myself a beauty essentials list that easily get me through the Fashion Week season without stressing out much.

Infact, these are the things I keep with me before every important occasion to prepare myself for a beauty emergency :
  • Makeup Setting Spray

I use NYX long lasting Makeup setting spray that not only sets my makeup but also gives a matte finish that is long lasting and takes me through entire day with ease.
  • Veet Sensitive Touch Trimmer
Rushing to the parlour before every Fashion Week used to really troublesome every season, as I hardly used to get time for the same. But ever since I have been using Veet Sensitive Touch, I hardly have visited a parlour for hair removal.


I always keep the trimmer in my handbag, and before any important occasion, I use it to get rid of the unwanted hair with ease. Plus side is that it works gently on the facial skin as well, thus making trimming eyebrows and upper lips smooth and effortless.
  • Blotting Paper

MAC Blot film is definitely a must-have product in every vanity kit. It instantly de-shines the skin and absorbs excess oil without spoiling the makeup or leaving any residue. It is easy-to-use for touch ups and serves as a great replacement for compact. 
  • Lipstick

No matter how gloomy the day is, a bright lipstick instantly brightens up my look as well as my mood. I usually carry MAC Riri Woo, MAC Impassioned and MAC Ariana Grande lipsticks in my vanity kit so that I can prep-up my look during any beauty emergency.
  • Perfume

I always carry a purse spray with me to top-up my fragrance, for a fresh all-day scent. My current favorite is the Bvlgari Rose Goldea which has a soothing floral and musk-based fragrance that lifts my mood while leaving from work to the Fashion Week venue.
  • Dry Shampoo
A dry shampoo is definitely a fashion week saviour. Even if I miss washing hair while busy sorting out outfits for the fashion week, I keep a dry shampoo in my handbag to disguise those oily roots and tie my hair in a messy bun.

So next time if you are also tackling your busy lives, keep these beauty essentials in your handbag to be prepared for every fashion emergency!

Love
Nitika
Fashion Week Essentials | Beauty Essentials That Get Me Through the Fashion Week
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Best Bride-to-Be Gifts for Your BFF | Five Best Wedding Gift Options for Her

Hey lovelies!
Hope you all are doing well! It’s my best friend’s wedding in less than a month’s time and if you all follow me on Instagram, you would have had noticed that I celebrated her bachelorette recently.

Apart from preparing my outfits for the D-day and other functions, one activity that had really kept me occupied was looking for a perfect wedding gift for my bestie.

Trying to choose a perfect present for a wedding or bridal shower is really tough, especially when it concerns your best friend. But now that I have already chosen a gift for her, I will take you through five best Wedding Gift ideas that will make any bride-to-be feel really special :

Designer Watch :



No matter what profession your bestie is into, a watch is a gift that she would cherish forever – as it is a wardrobe staple. Look for a dressy watch that can be worn to work as well as important occasions and has a versatile appeal. Take your pick from brands like GUESS, Fossil or Tommy Hilfiger that have a wide range of watches to match every mood and occasion.


Bracelets : 



She already has a ring, get her a trendy gold bracelet to go along with it. You can choose from a lot of options like a bracelet engraved with her first name or initials, a dressy pearl bracelet or a delicate gold bracelet with diamonds that looks amazing when paired with other wrist jewellery and would also suit her personality.

Moreover, it would be a meaningful gift that she can add to her everyday jewellery collection. You can take your pick from the trendy gold bracelets available at the leading online shopping portal Gold24 here : gold24.in/products/gold-stylish-bracelets



Gold Coins :


Nothing can be as auspicious as a gold coin for a wedding gift. This gold coin with engraved Lord Ganesha would be the perfect gift as it is also considered to bring good luck and happiness.

Jewellery Box : 



With all the jewellery pieces that she will buy and get during her wedding – your bestie deserves a spacious and trendy jewellery box that would help store all her precious jewels in a co-ordinated and safe way.

Spa membership : 


After all the festivities are over and the honeymoon fever breaks down, your BFF would really love a pampering spa to soother her senses and to make all the stress go away. A spa membership will be a thoughtful gift that goes a long way and your friend would really cherish.

Well, these are not the only gift ideas – as the options are endless – but these would certainly stand apart from all the gifts that your bestie will receive on her wedding.

Love
Nitika

The Best Bride-to-Be Gifts for Your BFF | Five Best Wedding Gift Options for Her

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