Monday, September 29, 2014

Review - Moroccanoil Hair Spa Treatment | Taj Salon Delhi

Hey lovely readers!
Had a happy weekend? I had a lot of fun this weekend as I caught up with the lovely bloggers Lisha (from HeartBowsMakeup) and Anshita (from Vanity No Apologies) as we had fun having spas at The Ashok on Friday and gossiping and eating at Cafe Coffee Bean at Select City walk, Delhi on Saturday.

Later, I went to Geetanjali Salon for a hair spa but ended up having a hair Makeover which I would be revealing shortly in a new post.

Coming back to today's post, I will be sharing with you my experience of a luxurious hair spa treatment with Moroccanoil hair products at the Taj Salon, Delhi.

Moroccanoil has become a haircare industry sensation embraced by celebrities, runway stylists and women the world over. Their formulas not only leave hair naturally smooth and shiny but also improve its actual condition to make it stronger with each use.

Personally, this was my third Moroccanoil hair spa treatment and each time I have felt my hair texture has improved from before and felt more smooth and manageable.
And, experiencing my favorite hair spa treatment at Taj Salon was not only luxurious but also much more personalized as compared to other salons I have visited.

Read on my experience to know more -

Review - Moroccanoil Hair Spa Treatment | Taj Salon Delhi
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

International Giveaway | Win a Daniel Wellington Watch

Hey lovely readers!
It's been quite some time that I held a Giveaway for all of you. But well finally your wait is over as here I am with the latest and an amazing International Giveaway in collaboration with Daniel Wellington watches.

I have worn my first DW watch in the last outfit post on the blog and I think it is a classic and versatile timepiece which everyone must have in their wardrobe.

Daniel Wellington is a Swedish watch brand which offers classic timepieces suitable for every occasion and featuring highest form of workmanship and quality. Each one of their watches have interchangeable straps which makes every watch unique.
Regardless if you are attending a black tie event, playing a game of tennis or enjoying a sunny day at the beach club – the Daniel Wellington is a beautiful companion.


And now you have a chance to win your favorite DW watch from their collection by entering this Giveaway and following some simple steps as given in the Rafflecopter widget -
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to complete the COMPULSORY steps to Enter to win :
The Giveaway starts from today ie. 24th September and would end on 23rd October and as mentioned before, is Open Internationally for men and women alike.
Love
Nitika
International Giveaway | Win a Daniel Wellington Watch
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review - Philips Essential Care Air Straightener

Hey everyone!
Today I am going to write a review for the latest styling tool in the market - Air Straightener - a part of the PHILIPS' Essential Care range. This styler priced at Rs 1695 claims to gently dry and straighten your hair while protecting them.

I have naturally wavy hair which act as per their mood. I know it sounds funny but my hair sometimes look and feel really smooth after wash and sometimes get very frizzy. So, while I have thought about getting them rebonded or smoothened, the after-effects of using chemicals scare me a lot.

I have tried many styling products before but it involves a lot of time to straighten the hair without causing them any damage. Therefore, when I was contacted to review this styling product, I was more than eager to try and see if it works well.


What the brand claims -
Dry & style at once - the new Philips Essential Care air straightener allows you to achieve naturally straight hair, while providing care to your hair with the ThermoProtect temperature.
With the innovative Paddle Straightening Brush, attached to the handle, you can create beautiful naturally straight looking hair, without damage.

Here's my experience with the Air Straightener - 
  • The styler has an easy-to-use shape which has a good grip and hold.
  • The bristles are wide enough to go through the hair smoothly while combing them.
  • I used the styler for around 10 minutes to straighten my towel-dried hair and the results were really good.
Review - Philips Essential Care Air Straightener
Monday, September 22, 2014

7 Reasons That Make Online Shopping Fun And Easy

Hey lovely readers!
If you have read my earlier posts or follow me on Instagram, you must be aware of how big a fan I am of online shopping and how often I buy online and share the posts on my social media handles.

Many a times I get queries not only from my readers but also friends, asking for best online shopping websites in India, if online shopping is safe, payment methods etc.

While I have covered some tips on how to shop online smartly in an older post, I am covering 7 reasons in today's post on why Online Shopping has become a convenient and fun shopping option in the present times :
  • Most of us have full-time or part-time jobs which leave us hardly any time to visit different markets and explore our favorite brands/stores. And here come E-commerce portals which not only allow us to check out the latest collections of various brands, but also give us the comfort of getting them delivered at our doorsteps.
7 Reasons That Make Online Shopping Fun And Easy
Friday, September 19, 2014

Review - The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream

Hey lovely readers!
Few weeks back I had attended the launch of The Body Shop's new BB cream at their Connaught Place outlet in Delhi. And, finally after having used this cream daily for last 2 weeks, I am here with my review of the BB cream.

The Body Shop's new BB cream is a part of their famous Tea Tree range which is most suitable for oily or blemished skin. I have a combination skin which tends to have acne in the hotter months of the year therefore I was really excited to know that this BB is suitable for blemished skin as I am a fan of BB creams.

I have already used 3 products of the Tea Tree range - Toner, face wash and Tea Tree oil - which are a part of my daily skincare regime as well.

What the brand says about the BB cream - 
"Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya. - Blemishes and imperfections are instantly covered - Lightweight formula gives shine-free complexion - 3 shades blend seamlessly into all skin tones for natural-looking coverage/"



Here's my experience with the cream -

  • I picked the 02 shade of the range as 01 was too light for my complexion. The cream comes in a standard tube packaging of the brand and contains 40ml of the cream.
Review - The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

OOTD - Matching It All | Curvy Style Guide

Hey lovely readers!
Hope you all are doing great and enjoy this week. Last Sunday I was invited over to attend the OLX Collectors Ride event held at Blue Frog, Delhi where the brand unveiled 'The Freedom Bike’, a 12-feet-long motorcycle art installation made entirely of vintage items.

This extraordinary piece of art, made entirely of collectible and vintage items, was unveiled by OLX in Delhi on Sunday, September 14th in the presence of leading motorcycle communities, artists, media, actors such as Rajiv Khandelwal and  Rohit Roy, and popular music band Indian Ocean, which also performed at the event.
As the event was organized outdoors (after-party was in the club) in the evening, I decided to wear my new Vero Moda jumpsuit in solid blue color which has a flattering silhouette.

This outfit is also the part of my Curvy Style Guide on how to wear a jumpsuit as many a times we get confused about which jumpsuit/romper to pick for our body shape. If you love the comfy feel of jumpsuits like me, you should go for a solid colored jumpsuit in sophisticated fabric or one with a light print so that it hides your problem areas. Also, you should ideally go for a jumpsuit which has a defined waist or a belt strategically placed for an hour glass effect.

I teamed up my jumpsuit with a stylish bird print and striped satchel bag in a matching color palette from The Purple Sack - an online brand which deals in trendy accessories like bags, belts, scarves and more. My Daniel Wellington watch with the Classic Oxford wristband looked like it was made to compliment this bag and the jumpsuit.

Have a look at how I styled my jumpsuit for the event -
Jumpsuit - Vero Moda
Blue Bird Bag - The Purple Sack
Wedges - Pavers England
Watch - Daniel Wellington
Earrings - NEW U

OOTD - Matching It All | Curvy Style Guide
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Zotiqq Jewellery Box - Review

Hey everyone!
I am back with a review post for my lovely readers who love hoarding jewellery and accessories.
Lately I have  been investing in a lot of statement jewellery pieces because I have realized that while apparel trends change every now and then, jewellery is something that would somehow still remain in fashion and depends on personal style.

Also, when you don't like repeating your outfits, you can easily give yourself a unique look by teaming the same outfit with different jewellery pieces.
So, when I came across this new jewellery label in town - ZOTIQQ - which is run by a dear friend, I was tempted to try what they have in store.

While they have a lot of statement jewellery pieces listed on their website, what excited me the most was their monthly Subscription Box service in which you get 3-5 customized pieces delivered to your home in a collectible box each month.

The service is available in 3 variants -
  • Must have's Box
  • Glam Box
  • Fashionista Box
I chose to receive the Fashionista box which I will be sharing with you in this post - 


My Zotiqq Jewellery Box - Review
Sunday, September 14, 2014

OOTD - Watch It Out - Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Lady

Hola chicas!
Hope you all are enjoying the change in the weather and the lovely feel of Fall finally setting in. Even I think it's time to re-arrange my wardrobe and make space for my autumn-winter clothing.
Last week I got my hands on my first Daniel Wellington watch - a Classic Bristol Lady - and I thought it was perfect to style for my first autumn outfit post with its laidback design.

As the weather has slowly turned cool, I decided to wear my new printed pencil skirt from Precious Melove with a bright pink top from US Polo. I accessorized the look with a blue statement neckpiece from Accessorize, a classy clutch bag from Accessorize and a pair of beige block heels from Forever 21.

And to give an elegant vibe to the look, I paired my DW which has a minimalistic dial and a perfectly dark brown band that added a touch of luxury to the otherwise fun and chic outfit.

Have a look at the pictures to see how I styled my beautiful timepiece :
Top : US Polo
Skirt : Precious Melove
Heels : Forever 21
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Clutch : Accessorize
Necklace : Accessorize
Bracelet : Zotiqq
OOTD - Watch It Out - Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Lady
Friday, September 5, 2014

OOTD - Dare to Wear Leggings - Curvy Style Guide

Hi lovely readers!
I am back with another Outfit Post as part of few outfits I have styled as per few requests I received from my curvy readers.
And the new outfit in the series covers the latest trend - Leggings - which have become a rage all over.

When I first saw these trendy pair of leggings at a ZARA outlet a few months I instantly liked them but didn't try them thinking I was too curvy for them.
My best friend who is skinny bought the pair and rocked it as well. And soon girls all around were flaunting this pair with cute crop tops, tucked-in shirts and halter necks. Many fakes also came up but well the ZARA leggings have a style and fit which is unique and classy.

And the last time I entered the store, I just couldn't resist buying the pair and decided I had to have this pair in my wardrobe. Once I bought the pair, my major concern was how to style this pair of leggings - being heavier at the torso, I can't wear it with a crop top like my skinny friends or wear it with a tucked-in top.
So, the pair kept lying in my wardrobe for a month or so, and then I bought this perfect asymmetrical neon top from Madame which I believed was a perfect match to the leggings.

Not only the top helps me cover my heavier side but also has a catchy design which instantly gives me a toned-down look. Do you agree?
I styled the outfit with my favorite aztec heels from Steve Madden and a handy Milanoo sling bag which can be carried in two different ways.
Top - Madame
Leggings - ZARA
Necklace - Forever 21
Heels - Steve Madden
Bag - Milanoo.com
Watch - ALDO
OOTD - Dare to Wear Leggings - Curvy Style Guide
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Launch of Anita Dongre Flagship store at DLF Emporio New Delhi

Hey everyone!
Wishing you all a very Happy and lovely September.
Last week I was invited over to attend the launch of renowned designer Anita Dongre's flagship store at DLF Emporio, New Delhi, amongst a swish gathering of the Delhi and Mumbai glitterati.

The sprawling 3000 sq ft. luxury store, exudes the charm and vivacity of Rajasthan, and offers a unique selection of bridal, couture, pret and bespoke jewellery, to the luxury connoisseur.
Guests, who were seen enjoying an evening that spelt luxury and elegance, included the gorgeous Dia Mirza, Pernia Qureshi, Radhika Chanana, Sujata Assomull Sippy, Harmeet Bajaj, Suneet Varma, Sandeep Khosla, Anupama Dayal, Neeva Jain, Gudiya Bawa, Divya Burman, Niharika Khan, Urshila Chanana, Ameeta Seth, Alpana Gujral, Anita Bajaj, Gaurav Gupta, Promila Sibal,  Shabnam Singhal, Anjali Gaekwar, Caroline Young and Pradeep Jethani of Jet Gems, to name a few.
Launch of Anita Dongre Flagship store at DLF Emporio New Delhi
Monday, September 1, 2014

Rising Stars of Comedy - Comedy Show to Watch Out For India

Hola chicas!
After getting an amazing response for my last post about Rising Stars of Comedy, I thought of writing about another absolutely hilarious episode I watched of the show online.

This particular episode of the NDTV Prime's comedy show features Sanjay Rajoura, an angry Jaat who calls himself a social satirist.
In this video, Sanjay takes a pick on the neo liberal capitalist modern Indian in a sarcastic and witty manner at a comedy event organized by New Delhi Comedy Club.

I could totally relate to this video for the way he describes the way various cultural functions are celebrated at corporate offices, girls gang at these offices (reminds me of my days in my previous company) and the funny take on the wedding scene in Indian families (see right from 04:40).

It is really surprising to see that comedian Sanjay has such a great stage presence and is able to enthrall the audience single-handedly.
Rising Stars of Comedy - Comedy Show to Watch Out For India

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