Monday, August 24, 2015

OOTD - What I wore to BMW India Bridal Fashion Week - Keeping it Casual with Kimono Sleeved Top

Hey everyone!

Ok! Pardon me as I still haven't got time to unpack my bags and thus write about my Dubai shopping and travelogue. However, I think I am going to start working on it this week so that I start rolling out the posts soon :)

So today's Outfit post dates back to the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week which was held at DLF Emporio, Delhi from August 7-11, 2015.

I attended the Day 2 of the Fashion Week after a long day at work and therefore decided to just go in with a smart casual attire featuring Kimono sleeves which are perfect for such days when I wish to look put together without having to put on something constricting.

I had recently purchased this monochrome Kimono sleeve top from ZARA which has a beautiful embroidered pattern on the front and along the sleeves, and paired it with my formal black pants from ZARA itself. To break the monotony of the monochrome, I paired my outfit with a bird print satchel from The Purple Sack and color block wedges from Forever 21.

My Forever 21 sleek neckpiece, Aldo watch and a cute heart embellished bracelet from Forever 21 were perfect for accessorizing the look.

Have a look at the pictures from the event :

Top : ZARA
Pants : ZARA
Wedges : Forever 21
Necklace : Forever 21
Satchel : The Purple Sack
Bracelet : Forever 21
Watch : Aldo
On my lips : MAC Diva

Kimono sleeves in various forms like a dressy top or a cape add a distinctly Eastern vibe to the outfit which can be worn day or night. They are also perfect to hide heavy arms and work as an ideal layering piece.

Kimono sleeved garments give a very relaxed, comfortable look that still maintains a professional, put together feel.


Photography By : Anirudh Gandhi
What do you think about this casual look? Do you love kimono style too?
Let me know your views in the Comments below.
Love
Nitika
OOTD - What I wore to BMW India Bridal Fashion Week - Keeping it Casual with Kimono Sleeved Top
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Review : Garnier White Complete Face Wash and Fairness Cream | Garnier White Complete Range | #7DayGarnierChallenge

Hey everyone!

I am so excited being back to town after my vacation in Dubai. Do you still don't know about it? Head over to my Instagram page to see some pictures as I will be sharing more about it in the comings posts.

Well in today's post, I will be sharing my experience with the Garnier White Complete Range which I have been using since last 10 days. I have has used their Garnier White Night cream religiously in the past, and I really loved how it made my skin healthy overnight.



Therefore, when I received the Garnier White Complete Fairness Face wash and Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream, I was already expecting them to be really good.


Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash


About :
Exposure to sun, pollution and harsh environmental conditions makes skin appear dull & dark.

Garnier White Complete Fairness Face wash is an effective daily face wash that helps you discover clear, radiant, and even complexion.
You get one tone fairer in one wash!

Price : 
Rs 140 for 100gms

Usage : 

Apply on wet face. Gently massage in with fingertips avoiding the eye contour. Rinse thoroughly. Use twice daily. Follow up with White Complete Speed White Multi Action Fairness Cream.



My Experience with the Face Wash : 
The product comes in a travel-friendly, lightweight tube which features a bright yellow flip open cap. It features a rich creamy texture that lathers really well. A small pea-sized amount of the face wash is enough to thoroughly wash your face and neck.

I liked the fact that it not only removes dirt and makeup from my skin effectively, but also doesn't dry my skin out like other face washes.
Rich in Lemon Essence, the brand claims it helps give you an even complexion. The claim stands true to an extent, as my blemishes have reduced after its usage twice a day.


Garnier White Complete Multi-Action Fairness Cream

About :
Enriched with natural ingredients, this formula provides instant whitening and long lasting fairness. Your skin looks even, feels fresh and moisturized with a natural glow.


Multi Action fairness cream for glowing skin :
1.Instant Whitening – provides instant whitening
2.Sun Protection with SPF 19 PA+++ – Protects skin from further darkening by harmful UVA and UVB sun rays
3.Long Lasting Fairness – Fairer skin over time with regular usage

Dermatologically tested – suitable for all skin types.

Price : 
Rs 160 for 40gms


My Experience with the Fairness Cream :
Now, I am very particular when it comes to choosing a skin care product, especially for moisturizing, as I have a combination skin which acts funny and breaks out whenever I try new products.


I have used various creams in the past, but the best suitable formulas for my skin have been BB creams or Gel-based products. Even the Garnier White Complete Night Cream works well for my skin as it doesn't leave it looking greasy and gets absorbed into the skin.

Garnier White Complete Fairness cream comes in a small pot like packaging which is sleek and travel-friendly. It is rich in Pure lemon essence and SPF 19 PA+++ which makes it an affordable option as a day cream.

I tried it for over a week, but I found the formula little heavy for my combination skin. So, in my opinion dry skin beauties can give it a try as it has a creamy formula that would keep their skin moisturized for long hours.

Overall, while the Garnier White Complete Face Wash has been a win-win for me, I would recommend the Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream for people having a dry skin to make their way for a moisturized, even skin.

Have you used Garnier White Complete range yet?

If not, then its time that you sign up for the Garnier #7DayGarnierChallenge where you have the chance to win an amazing Garnier hamper.

To participate all you need to do is:
1. Fill out this form (http://7daygarnierchallenge.com/) to receive the sample of the Garnier White Complete cream
2. Try out the cream for a week.
3. Share your experience on twitter/Facebook/Instagram with the hashtag #7DayGarnierChallenge and tag me & Garnier (@GarnierIndia) 

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Review : Garnier White Complete Face Wash and Fairness Cream | Garnier White Complete Range | #7DayGarnierChallenge
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Feature : Tassels All The Way - DIAMONDTREE Jewels at India International Jewellery Week 2015

Hey everyone!
So this month has been a really fashionable one with so many Fashion Weeks being organized in Delhi and Mumbai.

While one usually sees almost the same trends repeated at every Fashion week, one of the trends which actually stood out at the recently organized India International Jewellery Week 2015 was of Tassles jewellery.

Designers Cherry Sahni & Raghav Sahni mesmerized the audience at The Grand Hyatt of Mumbai with their stunning collection of jewellery inspired by “Tassels” at the 2nd day of IIJW2015. Amidst the grand set up of blue Moroccan street, their show stopper Aditi Arya had walked the ramp in a quintessential yellow diamond neckpiece.


If you are looking for some jewellery inspiration for the upcoming festive season, DiamondTree's Tassels line will surely catch your fancy, as the range is crafted keeping the current trend of tassels in mind and intertwining it with the mughal era giving it a blend of royalty with the latest edge.

Diamondtree is known for creating striking, authentically-certified jewellery pieces and their key to detail is very well evident in the pieces from the Tassels range.



Sophisticated, Simple, Stunning are three words that best describe the visionary jewellery brand and tge collection reflected designer Cherry’s pulse on fashion, offering modern, unique, iconic and edgy designs that make a statement. 


The collection found its inspiration in the nuances of Mughal period and tassels coupled with the use of high-quality materials and gemstones to create niche jewellery; each piece had the USP of being contemporary, diverse, and uniquely transformable into a variety of adaptable forms.

And it was a refreshing change to see the models pairing these traditional jewels with denims, thus reflecting a trend catering to the modern women who are not bound by any restrictions and believe in the unconventional way of living.


My personal favorite piece from the collection was the exquisite diamond neckpiece adorned by the showstopper Aditi Arya, which made her look nothing less like a diva.


PEOPLE BEHIND DIAMONDTREE

"Raghav and Cherry Sahni together founded 'Diamondtree' with a dream to create a brand that would offer the finest quality of diamonds and mesmerizing jewelry. The idea is to skillfully orchestrate a sense of style in pieces that not only have great sentimental significance in lieu with today’s trends, but also inspired by authentic traditions from all over the world and creates masterpieces to match your style and grandeur. 

Each piece is specially handcrafted to give nothing but the best and to bring the gorgeous style to everyone and anyone who admires jewelry."

What's your favorite from the stunning Diamondtree Tassels collection? Let me know in the Comments below.

Love
Nitika
Feature : Tassels All The Way - DIAMONDTREE Jewels at India International Jewellery Week 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015

Review : Monsoon Spa Treatment at Quan Spa, JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity | Spa Experiential

Hey lovelies!

I am really excited to tell you all that I am going on a mini-vacation, but to know where, you will have to wait for my social media posts. I was just busy packing when I realized I had a couple of posts to complete, especially a Spa experience which I had had few days back.

I have been to Quan Spa at JW Marriott Aerocity New Delhi for their launch and had availed a Foot massage there which was really relaxing. But the location being quite far from my place, I could never visit it again for a proper spa.

So last weekend, after a tiring week, when I got an opportunity to experience their special Monsoon treatments, I was really excited.. After all, who doesn't love a pampering spa after a long, dull week?

So on a pleasant Sunday afternoon I visited Quan Spa at JW Marriott for a rejuvenating spa ritual. The spa attendant gave me a complete tour of the property and told me about the rituals available for the Monsoon season that were exclusively designed to pamper the body and mind in this gloomy weather.


The special Monsoon therapies offered by Quan Spa include : 
  •  Exotic Monsoon: Body Polish followed by Hot stone Massage - 90 Minutes
  • Chakra Healing: Indian Ayurveda Massage followed by healing with Herbal poultices -  60 Minutes
  • Ultimate Aromatherapy – A combination of Swedish & neuromuscular techniques – 60 mins
  • 30 mins Bespoke Skin Polish and 60 mins Massage .
While I wanted to go ahead with the Aromatherapy ritual, the Spa attendant recommended that I should go for a Hot Stone Massage which will relieve me from all the muscular tension and stress from my long working hours. 
So, finally I decided to take his suggestion and opted for a Bespoke Skin polish and Hot Stone Massage.

As I waited for my therapist to prepare the spa room, a herbal tea was presented in their waiting lounge, which served as a pleasant start for an uber luxurious experience to follow. 

Spa room where I went through the ritual 
I was guided to the spacious Spa room by the therapist who gave me some time to change into the disposable lingerie and bathrobe provided in the wardrobe inside the spa room. The spacious spa room also has a shower room and includes basic amenities like shower cap, body lotion, hair dryer etc.

The therapy started with a foot cleansing in rose water and then a Body polish. The pleasant music playing in the background perfectly set up my mood for a relaxing session.

The therapist used one of the soothing and richly nourishing products from the Aromatherapy Associates London range to exfoliate my skin. After a 30 minutes of exfoliation, the therapist gave me some time to take a shower to wash off the excess polish. The body polish made my skin very radiant and smooth after the first part of my spa.


The second part of the ritual included the Hot Stone Massage for which the therapist used a therapeutic oil from the Aromatherapy London range with a relaxing massage to reduce stiffness and soreness from my body. While massaging my back, the therapist particularly mentioned about the stiffness in my upper back, which I think is what all of us working women suffer who have long sitting jobs.

Smooth, warmed stones were used for the massage to relax the muscles and calm the senses and I actually felt asleep for a while during my spa, which made me realize how effective the hot stones were- in soothing my mind and body.
To my relief, the temperature of the stones was warm enough to work effectively in reducing muscle stiffness, without causing any burning sensation.

At the end of the ritual, the therapist used a soft towel to wipe off the extra oil and moisturized my skin with a body butter.

Ayurveda Therapy spa room
I have never had experienced Hot Stone Massage before, but truly this was the best and one of the most luxurious spa experiences I have ever had. Especially, because while other massage therapies usually just pamper your senses, the Hot Stone therapy really helped reduce stiffness from my body and relieve the back pain that I often experience.

Waiting lounge at Quan Spa
Quan Spa also offers other amazing treatments like Abhyanga, Deep Tissue massage, Detox & Revive, facial treatments, bath therapy, Couple's spa ritual and many more, that would help you unwind and calm your body and soul.



The Hot Stone Massage is priced at Rs 4500 while the Bespoke Body polish is priced at Rs 2500.

While the services are at an expensive side, Quan Spa promises a complete luxurious and rejuvenating experience which is unmatched by any other spa in town. So, if you are really looking forward for an exclusive, pampering and indulgent experience, go ahead and make your reservation at Quan Spa without thinking twice. 

For further inquiries, you can get in touch with them at - + 91-11-45212195, Timings - 07:00 am – 11:00 pm All days.

Love
Nitika
Review : Monsoon Spa Treatment at Quan Spa, JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity | Spa Experiential
Monday, August 3, 2015

OOTD - Men's Fashion | John Players India - Friendship Day Special

Hey everyone!

This post is dedicated to my male readers and friends who have always asked me to write about Men's fashion too. While I haven't yet decided upon starting a separate Men Fashion section on the blog, I do have collaborated with my cousin to publish few trend stories dedicated to latest Fashion Trends for Guys.

Here's the first post of the series in association with John Players, the iconic youth fashion brand embodies the spirit of today’s youth – Fun, Friends & Freedom

The brand offers a comprehensive range of formals, casuals, party wear, jeans and accessories with Shirts, Trousers, T-shirts, Denims, Shorts, Blazers, Jackets & more.

On this Friendship Day, the brand exhorts you to shop for your friends out of its current collection in stores. John Players offers The Cool Pool, Rugby Rush and Origine as key collections this season in casuals.
The Cool Pool offers bright and breezy linens in pastel colours capturing the key trends of horizontal stripes and printed shirts. Inspired by the buzz of campus life, Rugby Rush collection presents an energetic range in varsity colours of red, white and blue with rugby graphics & sport motifs. Range of Origine casuals offer indigo dyed essentials in cotton-linens with nature inspired elements like wooden buttons.

So, for this Friendship Day special feature, my cousin Amrit who is also one of the few close friends I have in this city, has styled 2 outfits from the latest collection of John Players :






Model : Amrit Juneja
Photography by : Bhanu Kashyap
John Players also offers a stylish Jeans range showcasing contemporary fits, experimental washes and playful styling. The collection of jeans has an innovative product line - Knitted denims that provide both rugged look of denim & stretch and comfort of a knitted fabric; Satin denims made of light weight satin weave fabric for great comfort during summer & Laser wash denims offering intricate designs using laser technology to accentuate your fashion quotient.

Here is a video, which is dedicated to all your friends & captures the spirit of friendship in John Players collection :

Hope you all enjoyed this post! Let us know your views in the Comments below

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Team TSD

OOTD - Men's Fashion | John Players India - Friendship Day Special
Sunday, August 2, 2015

OOTD | Review - Sbuys.in - Online Shopping India | Buy Trendy Apparel Online in India

Hey lovelies!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a rather busy week as I was attending the Amazon India Couture Week which was a rather amazing experience, as all the shows this season were really spectacular and marvelous.
The coming week also we have another fashion week in town ie. BMW Bridal Fashion Week which would be covered on my social media pages.

Coming to this outfit post, it is in collaboration with one of the new stylish online shopping websites - SBuys.in .

"Sbuys.in is an exciting new web portal designed for online shoppers, which provides a platform for retail and purchase of the trendiest, latest in fashion womens' and kids' wear. 

A contemporary clothes brand, sbuys caters to the ever-evolving fashion sensibilities of women who choose innovative and quality dressing for themselves and their kids. "

SBuys.in features a trendy and chic collection of dresses, tops and bottoms for women and young girls in latest styles and having affordable prices.
While I was looking for some latest trendy pieces online like shirt dresses and tees, I came across some beautiful pieces at SBuys which not only looked comfortable but also were priced quite reasonably.

So, I picked out two outfits from their exclusive Spring-Summer'15 collection and styled them recently :


Shirt Dress, Top, Skirt : SBuys.in
Jeans : ONLY
Heels : ZARA
Bag : Romwe
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Bangles : Accessorize
Necklace : XOXO Accessories
For the first look, I styled one of the hottest trends this season - a Shirt dress with side slits - with a pair of ripped jeans and white strappy peep-toe heels.

To add a pop of color to the outfit, I carried along a color-block clutch purse and accessorized with a tan Daniel Wellington watch and tassels necklace.




The second look features a beautiful asymmetric hemline skirt and a halter-neck pink top with embroidery that perfectly complimented the skirt.

Photography by : Anirudh Gandhi
What's your favorite outfits of the two? Have you shopped from SBuys.in before?
If not, then you must check out this one-stop website to shop for stylish and classy clothes for women and kids.

Love
Nitika
OOTD | Review - Sbuys.in - Online Shopping India | Buy Trendy Apparel Online in India

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