Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Life Outside The Cubicle | Scullers This Is Life

Hola chicas!

The month of festivities and celebrations has come to an end, making way for my Birthday month - November, and I haven't still decided how will I be celebrating my 25th birthday which falls on the 1st.

Talking about life brings me to the #ScullersThisIsLife campaign being run by the premium Smart Casual wear brand - SCULLERS. Inspired by the sport of Sculling, Scullers is for those who celebrate life. Scullers is sophisticated, timeless and elegant to suit the urban lifestyle. It’s for those who would like to believe there is life after work and away from home.

And to celebrate the same spirit and encourage people to enjoy their lives outside their work space or the more common CUBICLE culture, the brand has come up with This Is Life campaign. The idea is to shed over your inhibitions and make life more fun by indulging in things you like that can be anything from travel to writing, or anything you have ever wanted to do apart from your regular job.

I, being a full-time employee in social media field, can completely relate to this campaign. As I try as much as possible to step outta my work and enjoy the life - mostly through blogging and hanging out with my friends checking out new cafes in town, exploring new places, taking a vacation and much more.

Here are a few pictures from my life wherein I have tried my best to live my life to the fullest, stepping out of my work place -

A quick getaway to Goa and posing with my favorite blogger buddy Anshita
My Life Outside The Cubicle | Scullers This Is Life
Monday, October 27, 2014

Butt Out The World With Jealous 21 | Break Stereotypes and Stay Confident

Hey everyone!

Hope you all enjoyed the festive week and had a great time! Even I am back from my hometown after having a fun time with my family and cousins. I forgot to take my camera along, so there are no pictures of what I chose to wear for Diwali and Bhai Dooj.

In the past few days, while catching up with my relatives, I felt how a young Indian woman like me who once hits her early 20s, completes her education and finds a suitable job - is told that she should take the next Big Step - Get Married! While, I would love to get married someday with a compatible partner, I don't really like the pressure women in India have to go through to get married at the “right age.”

And when I came across the BUTT OUT campaign by Jealous 21 on their Facebook page and their TV advertorial, I realized that the society won't stop dictating things to us, it’s us who have to take a stand and make sure these nosy relatives Butt Out of our lives.

Jealous 21, through their interesting campaign, does not want to show that the Jealous 21 girl is a Rebel. She is just super confident and sure about herself and doesn’t want society to dictate her terms.

You might agree that living in the Indian society, we have all come across such stereotypes and social stigmas once in a while which tend to stop us from chasing our dreams.
Butt Out The World With Jealous 21 | Break Stereotypes and Stay Confident
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meet The Van Heusen's Most Fashionable Professionals

Hey everyone!
I remember when I first started working two years back, I was really worried about what will I wear at work and if I would be able to stand out in the workplace. After all, who wants to look boring at the workplace?

I took a lot of time going through office wear looks at the internet and re-worked my wardrobe to include some workplace basics and accessories. And it felt really good when my colleagues used to compliment me for my dressing sense and also reached out to me and my blog for styling tips and outfit ideas.
You must all agree that it makes you feel really confident when your colleagues or friends look up to you for your unique sense of style. It feels all the more good when you can get a platform where your style is recognized and rewarded.

And one renowned brand which took the initiative to bring out the Fashionable and Stylish side of working people is Van Heusen, India’s No. 1 premium lifestyle brand for men, women and youthwhich in partnership with the social networking site -LinkedIn launched the Season II of its successful contest, Most Fashionable Professional.
With the intent to identify 10 most fashionable professionals, the contest targeted at LinkedIn’s member-base of 26 million professionals. 

And the contest had a very unique idea, instead of nominating yourself, the users had to nominate their colleagues or friends to recognize their fashion sense.

The campaign has been a huge success and 10 winners were finally chosen (5 men and 5 women) who received Van Heusen gift vouchers worth Rs 10,000 each while all the participants received a gift voucher of Rs 500 each.

Here is the list of Most Fashionable Professionals ie. the winners of the contest this year -

And here are the female winners showing their classy Formal style and their views on Office Dressing -
Meet The Van Heusen's Most Fashionable Professionals
Monday, October 20, 2014

My Hair Makeover at Geetanjali Salon Delhi | Review

Hey lovely readers!
I am really excited as I am write this post as I am sharing with you all my new look c/o Geetanjali Salon, Select City Walk, Delhi.

So, a few weeks back I was invited over to experience the services at the newly opened Geetanjali Salon by Sumit Israni - a concept​ hair ​studio​ by famed hair expert and celebrity hair stylist, Sumit Israni.
The salon offers an urban tranquil environment where customers can choose from an array of creative haircuts, hairstyles , color and texturing services​​, luxury hair rituals, Keratin treatments and much more. 

I had initially planned to get a Kerastase hair spa from the salon but when I saw my fellow blogger buddies Anshita and Lisha getting a beautiful hair color from the salon, even I was tempted to get my hair highlighted. Now, when it comes to hair, I am really finicky as I have seen my hair going from WOW to blah and then after undergoing a couple of hair treatments including a Homeopathic treatment, I saw my hair getting back to normal and in a healthy state.

So, I wanted to ensure that my virgin hair were treated in the best possible way and I collected all the required information about hair coloring process before I finally stepped in to the salon to get my hair colored.

I was introduced to the lovely hair stylist Phorme at the salon (I am really bad with names and I think I am misspelling it) with whom I discussed about what kind of hair color I want and she gave me a quick overview of the procedure involved and the kind of results I could get. After taking a long time discussing the Pros and Cons of hair color, I decided to go for an Ombre hair color in True Ash color with their L'oreal range.

The service started with shampooing my hair, applying the color and shampooing the hair again. The entire process took around one hour and then I got my hair blow dried.

And here are the results of the makeover session -

My Hair Makeover at Geetanjali Salon Delhi | Review
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shop On The Go This Diwali With UC Browser | Festive Season Shopping

Hola chicas!
How are your festive preparations going? Have you completed the festive shopping yet?
If not, then fret not as I introduce an easy-to-use and interesting mobile browser using which you can Shop on the go and also avail exciting discounts.

As various e-tailers are vying for shoppers' attention with promotions and discounts, the shoppers are finding themselves inundated with endless advertisements guaranteeing great savings. To make things easier for shoppers, UC Browser, India’s number one mobile browser with over 35% market share, is holding a 15-day "Diwali Shopping Festival" where shoppers can get the best deals and biggest discounts on items from India’s largest e-commerce websites, all in one place.

UC Browser’s Diwali Shopping Festival is the first and only place where Indian shoppers can browse and compare all offers from multiple online stores to maximize savings.

Here are few exciting and attractive features that you get while doing your festive shopping through UC Browser -
  • This 15-day long shopping marathon on UC Browser, features all discounted items from Amazon, Snapdeal, Myntra, Jabong, Homeshop18, and Shopclues
Shop On The Go This Diwali With UC Browser | Festive Season Shopping
Friday, October 17, 2014

My October ZOTIQQ Jewellery Box - Festive Special | Review

Hey everyone!
I hope you are enjoying the festive preparations. Have you decided what you will be wearing this Diwali? I have decided to wear an Anarkali kurti I purchased recently from Meena Bazaar which I would share on the blog shortly, and I have got the perfect accessories to match with it in this month's ZOTIQQ jewellery box.

In my last month's post, I had introduced the ZOTIQQ jewellery box in which I had received some really pretty jewellery. But this month's box is all the more special as it is a festive themed box keeping in focus the celebrations mood in the country.

So, let's have a look at what I received in this month's Fashionista box -

Look at how cute the packaging is with that a little bow and polka dots - A collectible box in itself, Isn't it?
My October ZOTIQQ Jewellery Box - Festive Special | Review
Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Luxe Café - Your One Stop Guide To World Of Luxury | Review

Hey lovely readers!
While we all swear by our favorite high street brands and flea market finds, I am sure just like me you must have had eyes on that luxury bag or a luxury masterpiece to decorate your home.
Getting information about what's new in the luxury space, advice on premium brands, what to shop etc. is really difficult in the virtual space as most of the e-commerce portals and fashion websites only cater to the high street label market.

But finally we have an innovative platform that provides curated information on global luxury and fine living which is The Luxe Café - a J.J Valaya initiative

" is fashioned as a virtual salon for the serious purveyors of luxurious living and has a distinct approach sharing first-hand information and a 360 degree view of elite lifestyle choices. This virtual café is poised to be a one-stop hangout for the connoisseurs of exclusive tastes, travels, technology and much more. 

Envisioned by Manisha Mayur Shekhar [ex-journalist and luxury marketing expert], The Luxe Café will bring the India's growing numbers of brand-conscious buyers and luxury-enthusiasts in close touch with all that is happening, that is new and that comes straight through the experts from the world of luxury."

And here are some of the features of the portal which will attract everyone from a fashion lover to travel enthusiast -
The Luxe Café - Your One Stop Guide To World Of Luxury | Review
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Find The Best College For You with CollegeDunia | Review

Hey lovely readers!

Hope you all are doing well and gearing up for the festive holidays. I will be visiting my hometown Ludhiana next week and therefore I have planned to clear the backlog of posts saved in my drafts. So, expect few more posts coming up before Diwali.

In today's post I will be doing a review of a website which serves as a directory to the best colleges and educational institutes in India - .

Now, if you all are wondering why I am writing about an education directory on my blog, the reason is just that I was lately looking for good management institutes for my younger brother which offer courses in Sports and I realized how there are only a few websites which provide relevant information about the best institutes in the country.

So, when I came across CollegeDunia and I went through the website, I was really glad to have found atleast one useful website which is here to help the students to find their dream college.

About -
" is an extensive search engine for the students, parents, and education industry players who are seeking information on higher education sector in India and abroad. One can rely on for getting most brief and relevant data on colleges and universities. With the most interactive user interface and most validated content, we aspire to be the top education portals in coming days."

Here are few features of the website which in my views makes it an important resource for students and parents alike -
Find The Best College For You with CollegeDunia | Review
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

OOTD | Striped Midi Dress - Color Block Bag

Hey lovely readers!

Here's another outfit post featuring the midi-dress trend which has caught my fancy lately. I love autumn as it lets me wear breezy clothes and this long dress is perfect to wear for an evening out with friends in this slightly cold weather.

This striped dress from also features two thin straps which cross at the back giving a back-to-school vibe. I paired this casual dress with a color-blocked Accessorize bag and white ZARA sandals.
I kept the accessories minimal by just adding a floral ring and bracelet from ZOTIQQ and a Daniel Wellington watch.

Have a look at how I wore the dress :

Dress -
Heels - ZARA
Bag - Accessorize
Watch - Daniel Wellington
Bracelet - ZOTIQQ
OOTD | Striped Midi Dress - Color Block Bag
Sunday, October 12, 2014

#GoSleeveless Giveaway - Win Exciting NIVEA Gift Hampers | Festive Season Giveaway

Hey everyone!
Hope you all have entered in the recent blog Giveaway where you get a chance to win a Daniel Wellington watch. And if you haven't, you just have a week more to enter the Giveawa.

The festive season is here in India and I am sure that like me, you all must also be busy in Festive Shopping and searching for the best gifts for your loved ones.

And to make your festive season more exciting, I have collaborated with NIVEA to delight you all with an exciting Contest - Giveaway.

You might have come across the latest advertorial of NIVEA's Whitening Sensitive Deodorant which contains 0% alcohol, gives you even toned underarms and 48 hour protection against sweat and body odour.

Now, NIVEA is giving 3 lucky people a chance to win exciting hampers by participating in this #Gosleeveless contest.

You can participate in this contest by following the below Compulsory steps -
#GoSleeveless Giveaway - Win Exciting NIVEA Gift Hampers | Festive Season Giveaway
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jazz Up Your Look with Highborn Eyewear | Review

Hey lovely readers!
Another fabulous weekend is here and this week Delhi is playing host to the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring Summer'15 and you can head to my Facebook page to see all the action.

Coming back to today's post, I am writing about an amazing new brand of Eyewear - HighBorn - which offers a classy, chic yet affordable range of eyewear for today's fashion conscious youth.

About HighBorn -
"The brand resonates with the experience of an elevated approach to your lifestyle. It’s all about the contemporary urbanite who knows his/her style but enjoys the innate confidence and subtlety which the Indian roots bring to him/her. Every piece here is a work of art to match the hidden artist in you. You can't resist but own a pair of these stylish yet comfortable glasses."

To check out the quality and experience the brand, I ordered 3 pairs of trendy sunglasses from one of their online partners - -  

These trendy wayfarers in contrast aqua-blue frame are perfect for those sunny days to add a pop of color to your casual look.
Jazz Up Your Look with Highborn Eyewear | Review
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

5 Must Have Bags In Your Wardrobe

Hola chicas!
No wardrobe is complete unless you have a suitable bag to go for every occasion. And when it comes to bags and accessories, they truly say - the More, the Merrier. But this doesn't mean that you need to own each and every bag which comes in trend every season.

Here I have covered 5 essential bags which are a must-have in every fashionista's wardrobe -

1. Tote Bag - An everyday essential, a tote bag is characterized by its spacious interors, oversized shape and multiple pockets to store your basic essentials. You can pick a tote in neutral colors or go for a trendy striped bag like this one which is perfect to carry to college, shopping or brunch with friends.

2. Sling Bag - Each one of us needs a convenient bag which can be used as a cross-body bag to store basic essentials like a wallet, sunglasses, lipgloss and comb, while helping keep our hands free. This bag can be a perfect companion when you have to go out shopping alone and want to move around hassle free.
You can take your pick from Tidebuy cheap bags which are reasonably priced and available in various patterns.
5 Must Have Bags In Your Wardrobe
Friday, October 3, 2014

OOTD - Tropical Crop Top Dress Set | Curvy Style Guide

Hey lovely readers!
Wishing you all a very Happy Dussehra and hope you all are enjoying the long weekend.
I am here with the first Outfit Post of this month covering a trend which is currently the rage all over - Crop Top and Skirt sets.

My wardrobe mostly consists of dresses and skirts, and I was looking for a refreshing change so when I saw many celebs and models rocking crop tops and matching skirts, I knew I have to try this trend too.
This style is a perfect pick over a frock or cocktail dress as it is available in various silhouettes and patterns that look good on every body type. And it comes as a boon for us curvy ladies as it makes for a sophisticated manner to wear a crop top with a high-waisted skirt without looking over-the-top or unflattering.

While I was looking for a perfect set for myself, I came across this new brand in town - RIDRESS - which offers stylish apparel that are inspired from the international runway and red carpet styles.

"RIDRESS epitomizes the young fashionista with an eye for both the edgy and the classic. We celebrate young women and this can be felt in our designs, which goes well with every girl.
The collections cover a gamut of styles and ranges to suit the ever-changing mood and lifestyle of this girl, who is always on the move and always ready to dazzle. "

Have a look at how I styled my dazzling tropical print crop top and skirt set from RIDRESS while I went to attend a Bloggers' Meet organized by AVON recently -

OOTD - Tropical Crop Top Dress Set | Curvy Style Guide