Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review : Making Memories with Instax Mini 8 | Instax Mini 8 Review | Instax Mini 8 Joy Box Giveaway

Hey everyone!
It's been a long time since we last had a Giveaway, right? So I thought of surprising you all with a Giveaway celebrating my 5th Blogiversary.

A few weeks back I had attended an instaxicated Bloggers Meet with Fujifilm India where I got introduced to their cute but very interesting Instax Mini 8 camera.

A Polaroid camera was loved by one and all many years ago, long before smartphones became the talk of the town and selfies became a rage.

While we all love clicking sharp, clear pictures on our smartphones and digital cameras, nothing still beats the beautiful feeling of having an instant print of your clicked picture in your hands. And that's where Instax Mini 8 comes in picture - helping create memories to cherish forever.

Instax Mini 8
Instax Mini 8 is a cute and compact camera that brings instant fun and excitement to your everyday life. Available in 7 vibrant colors, not only this camera will instantly lift the mood but it takes some amazing pictures that are perfect to make and save new memories.

Instax Mini 8 has the following amazing features that would make you fall in love with this little gem- 
  •  Brightness Adjustment Dial - Don't worry about how to get the perfect click from Instax Mini 8 as it automatically determines the best brightness level and indicates the same on the lit lamp so you can adjust the dial to choose different exposure levels.
  • High-key Photo - Want an image with a soft impression? Adjust the dial to the hi-key mark to take some lovely clicks.
  • Constant Firing Flash - It helps you get clear pictures even when the light is relatively low.
Instax Mini 8 (Pic c/o : Fujifilm India)
While it does take a little while for the film to develop and the film is slightly expensive, the results surely don't disappoint.

Dress : Stalk Buy Love
Wedges : Charles & Keith
Hairband : Forever 21
Sunglasses : Forever 21
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Location : Golden Tulip, Chandigarh
Photography : Tina Pandher
Instax Mini 8 is now available in a special packaging called the Joy Box priced at Rs 6,499 only, which is perfect for gifting to your loved ones. The Instax Mini 8 Joy Box includes the following :
  • Mini 8 Camera with Selfie Lens 
  • Attractive Carry Case
  • Twin Film Pack 
  • Photo Marker.
Instax Mini 8 Joy Box Giveaway
Well, as I wanted to share the joy of celebrating my 5th Blogiversary with you all, I decided to tie-up with Fujifilm to gift one of the lucky winners - an Instax Mini 8 Joy Box!

Just enter the Rafflecopter widget below and get a chance to win this bundle of joy :
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Best of luck everyone!
Review : Making Memories with Instax Mini 8 | Instax Mini 8 Review | Instax Mini 8 Joy Box Giveaway
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review : LeEco Le 2 Superphone | A Great-Value-in-Budget Smartphone | Le 2 Review

Hey lovelies!
I am back with a smartphone review after a long time. And in this post I am going to review a smartphone brand which has taken the Indian market by storm within just few months of its entry. 

The brand I am writing about is LeTV -  an interactive platform for entertainment databases that provides movies, animations, news and lifestyle information etc.

The latest addition to LeEco's breakthrough superphones is LeEco Le 2 which is packed with first class features in a budget.
I tested the smartphone over a period of 3 weeks and I am here with my thoughts and experience with LeEco Le 2.

I would be covering the Review over majorly three aspects : Design, Camera and Battery Life. Let's look at how the superphone fares over these aspects -

Design & Features :
Le 2 flaunts a 5.5 inch 1080 full HD display with a real-time touch screen and Blue filter technology which showcases each detail very clearly, giving a crisp and sharp look to all the apps or pictures you are using on the superphone.

I received the superphone in a Rose Gold shade which looks more exquisite with the all-metal uni-body design and a slim & sleek body.

Le 2 also happens to be lighter than its predecessor with width of just 0.3 mm and faintly rounded edges. It comes with internal storage of 32GB with 3 GB RAM.

LeEco Le 2 flatlay
It also features a mirror-surfaced fingerprint sensor and uses a USB Type-C port which acts as a data transfer and charging port as well as a CDLA port for digital audio.

Camera :

LeEco Le 2 is packed with a 16-MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 8-MP front camera. The front camera is surprisingly sharp and helps get very bright and clear shots. The Beauty mode of the camera helps get an even-toned look by smoothing the complexion.

Selfie from the LeEco Le 2 Front Camera
Selfie from Le 2 front camera with Beautify mode
Le 2 Rear camera click
I tested the rear camera to take pictures of the valley during my stay at Golden Tulip, Chandigarh - and Le 2 helped me capture very fine details, however the images could have been a little more sharper. The camera works well in day-time and well-lit interiors.

One of the interesting parts of the superphone is that you can use the Fingerprint scanner to click selfies as well.

Dress : StalkBuyLove
Wedges : Charles & Keith
Hairband : Forever 21
Sunglasses : Forever 21
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Battery Life : 

The LeEco Le 2 features a  3,000mAh battery which makes it strong enough to last an average day (clicking selfies, using Whatsapp and checking mails) without having to charge it.

Le 2 also has a Quick charging feature which sometimes makes the device heat up while charging so I prefer charging it using the normal mode which makes the battery last for 7-8 hours.

Photography : Tina Pandher
Location c/o : Golden Tulip, Chandigarh

Overall, I found the LeEco Le 2, priced at Rs 11,999, a great-value-for-money device packed with amazing features, attractive design and a decent camera in budget. 

You also get first year membership of LeEco free which gives you an access to a wide range of audio and video content through apps like LeVidi and LIVE.

What are your thoughts about the Le 2? Let me know in the comments below!
Review : LeEco Le 2 Superphone | A Great-Value-in-Budget Smartphone | Le 2 Review
Saturday, July 16, 2016

OOTD : Floral Love - What I wore to my Blogiversary Party | Floral Maxi Dress

Hey everyone! 
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend and the amazing weather. I am so glad monsoon is finally back with a bang in Delhi with rains almost every day since last week. I have to spend the hours at work, but my work desk offers an amazing view of the mini garden at work which looks absolutely incredible during rains. (which reminds me, next time it rains, I definitely have to take a picture and publish on Instagram!)

Coming back to today's outfit post, which is totally dear to me as this is the outfit I wore to celebrate 5 years of blogging with my lovely friends.

While last year I was totally digging midi-dresses, this year I am all about maxi dresses. I have purchased 7-8 maxi dresses in last 2 months alone (need to share my shopping hauls ASAP)! 

So, when I saw this beautiful floral maxi dress on Faballey, I was immediately drawn to it - also because I am a fan of off-shoulder style. It has a sheer upper with a short lining  which gives it a very classy peek-a-boo appeal. 
I paired it with an infinity pendant from Swarovski and multi-colored earrings that I had purchased sometime back from Romwe. As I had to be the perfect host during the event, which required me to be on my toes throughout, I chose my stylish yet very comfortable wedges from River Island.

My Tommy Hilfiger handbag helped me keep all my essentials in place. Have a look at the details of the complete outfit in the pictures below : 

Dress : Faballey
Wedges : River Island
Earrings : Romwe
Bag : Tommy Hilfiger
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Necklace : Swarovski

MUA : Vinny Handa
Photography : Mannz Singh
Location : Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar
I would be sharing complete reviews of the ELLE Spa & Salon and Crowne Plaza hotel soon! Stay tuned for a Giveaway which is coming up next week.
OOTD : Floral Love - What I wore to my Blogiversary Party | Floral Maxi Dress
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TSD 5th Blogiversary Spa Party at ELLE Spa & Salon, Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar | #TSDTurns5 Spa Party

Hey lovely people!
We are in July already and it makes me feel surprised about how half of the year passed by in a jiffy.

June happens to be our Blogiversary month, and this June we celebrated our 5th Blogiversary. I really can't believe how I have survived 5 years of blogging, when I had started this blog just as a platform to share my shopping hauls and never thought it would last this long.

I still remember when I used to click pictures of my new outfits inside my hostel room, my friends used to laugh at my weird Hobby, but well who would have had imagined that The Shopaholic Diaries - a blog I started as a hobby but proved to be my passion - would complete 5 years successfully.

To celebrate the 5th Blogiversary with our friends & fans, we organized a Spa party in collaboration with ELLE Spa & Salon and Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar, Delhi.

ELLE Spa & Salon is a contemporary luxury brand launched by Sanghvi Brands-ELLE joint venture in India and the Indian Ocean region recently.
The spa promises a relaxing journey with aromatic scents, soft lighting, airy atmosphere & warm décor, rejuvenating the mind, body & soul. I'll cover more about the spa in my next post.

ELLE Spa & Salon is located at Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar - an excellent 5-star property located right in my neighborhood, which is a one-stop place for one to enjoy awesome multi-cuisine food, a relaxing spa and an outdoor swimming pool - all this in the neighborhood of East Delhi.

A complete review of the property would be done in the next post!

To celebrate our 5 years journey of blogging, many dear friends and regular readers of the blog joined us for a Spa party and Hi-Tea.

L to R : Vinny (my MUA for the day), Shaily (Confessionz of a Closet), Neha (Bestie alert), ME, Tina (Photographer-WIP), Bhawna (By Muse)
L to R : Apurva (Kalapalette), Yours truly, Hansika (Crazy Bestie), Pankhuri (Madamemoiselle4u)
L to R : Rabani (Punk Artist), :P , Anubha (the Creative one), Sakshi (Cutie), Hansika (did I say Crazy already?)
The evening started with all the lovely guests enjoying relaxing foot spa sessions at the luxurious spa area near the hotel pool, while sipping refreshing iced teas.

Post the relaxing spas, we moved to the Hi-tea by the pool organized by the amazing Crowne Plaza team that included refreshing iced teas, cappuccinos, munch-ons, delish pizzas, rolls and more.

Gladly, everyone had a great time at the event and it ended up to be a nice meetup over spas and teas that helped us rejuvenate while catching up together at one platform.

While we were all gearing up to leave, the ELLE Spa & Salon team organized a mini Giveaway for all the guests where each one of us got to win exciting spa vouchers.

Contest Time :D
Exclusive Gift bags by Artsy Craftsy World
The guests also took home some amazing goodies sponsored by our jewellery partner ZOTIQQ and outfit partner FABALLEY. (Complete outfit post would be up soon)

Posing with the courteous ELLE Spa & Salon team
(Photography : Mannz )
The entire event wouldn't have been possible without the amazing work of ELLE Spa & Salon and the hospitality by Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar.

So, I would like to say thank you to each one of the lovely people who attended, the spa and hotel staff, and ofcourse to each one of you reading this post- because without your support, we would not have had been celebrating our 5th Blogiversary.

PS : An exciting Giveaway is coming up next week! Stay tuned.
TSD 5th Blogiversary Spa Party at ELLE Spa & Salon, Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar | #TSDTurns5 Spa Party