Friday, August 26, 2016

Review : LYF WIND 3 - My LYF, My Way

Hey lovelies!

As a blogger and social media professional, I rely on a smartphone for both work and leisure. That's why, I always keep myself updated with the new smartphones coming in the market and the latest features they offer.

When I got my hands on the latest offering by LYF Smartphone+ - Reliance Retail's brand of VoLTE 4G smartphones that’s been launched in India in 2016 - I knew I was up for many surprises.

LYF Wind 3 is a stylish, sleek, dual SIM, 4G ready smartphone with some excellent features, packed in a budget that is affordable for everyone.

I would be reviewing LYF Wind 3 on three major parameters : Features, Camera and Battery Life.

First things first, WIND 3 stands out with its curvy edges and matte finish that gives it a classy look while making it easy to hold and carry in a pocket or bag. It features a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 267 pixels per inch.

WIND 3 is also protected by Asahi Glass to keep it scratch-resistant which serves as a boon for people like me who are a little careless when it comes to handling a smartphone.

With a 2GB RAM, the phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card - which is more than sufficient for a lifestyle blogger who loves to store apps, music and pictures.

WIND 3 produces images at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and adds finer details to images or videos, giving a sharp and vibrant picture.

If you haven’t heard already, the phone comes with the JIO Preview Offer. Under this preview offer, you can get 90 days of unlimited data, unlimited HD VoLTE voice calls and unlimited texts. Given that the phone comes with these special JIO apps, it makes the offer very very lucrative.

JIO Beats - Listen to your favorite songs easily, from a selection of millions of songs in HD in over 20 languages.

JIO Play - Getting bored? WIND 3 allows you to watch your favorite TV shows through JIO that connects with 300+TV channels at your fingertips including 30+ HD channels.

JIO On-Demand - It serves as a one-stop platform to watch movies, TV shows, latest music videos etc. ranging across various languages and genres.

Movies, music, sitcoms, all streaming free of cost and at incomparable internet speeds – all in all, this is a deal you wouldn’t want to miss. 

Coming to the camera quality on this phone, WIND 3 features an 8-MP HDR rear camera with functions like auto-focus, panorama, zoom, flash and more, producing rich, sharp pictures that are delightful to look at and the colours are simply stunning. 

Outfit : ZARA
Watch : Fossil
Earrings : Accessorize
Bracelets : Aldo
Choker : Sue Mue

Even the 2MP front camera helps click amazing selfies with a wide angle function that helps you to get even group selfies with ease (A big help if your friends keep complaining that you always leave them out from the frame!).

Backed by a non-removable 2,920mAh Li-Ion polymer battery, when fully charged, the WIND 3 lasts upto 8-9 hours with a fair amount of camera usage (being the Selfie-addict that I am), browsing apps (mainly mails, Facebook and Instagram) and listening to music. 

Want to use the battery more efficiently? Try using the smartphone in its power-saving mode and you will see excellent results – a big help on days when you forget to carry your charger on-the-go!

Last but not the least, the LYF WIND 3 is fully 4G-ready and is perfect to be used with a 4G sim for the best performance.
Location c/o : The Ashok, Delhi 
Priced at just Rs 6,999 and available at a special price on Flipkart, LYF WIND 3 is a stylish, verstaile 4G smartphone packed with excellent features, decent camera and an impactful battery that offers more than value for money. Bloggers, selfie-lovers and tech-freaks, LYF WIND 3 is definitely created for you! ;)

Review : LYF WIND 3 - My LYF, My Way
Saturday, August 20, 2016

OOTD : What I wore to India Couture Week - Day 1 | Cape it Up

Hey lovelies!
It's raining Capes this season, and I am treating myself with some trendy capes in various forms and colors.
And the latest in my wardrobe is this edgy cut-out cape from KAZO which I recently wore to the India Couture Week.

This breezy, trendy cape is definitely a versatile pick as one can easily toss it over shoulders paired with a cute dress for a girly look or with a tank top and ripped jeans for a casual chic look.

Its definitely true that nothing brings more drama to a look than a cape, that's why I went ahead for a classy look that was perfect for the evening and paired the cape with a black tank top from Forever 21 and leggings from ZARA.

To complete the look I wore my Call It Spring sneakers and carried a monochrome clutch from KAZO which is equal parts glamorous and girly. To add a little sparkle to my dark look, I wore a stunning neckpiece from KAZO and layered bracelets from ALDO.

Have a look at the complete outfit below

Top : Forever 21
Cape : KAZO
Leggings : ZARA
Sneakers : Call it Spring
Clutch : KAZO
Necklace : KAZO
Bracelet : ALDO
Watch : Daniel Wellignton

Photography : Anirudh Gandhi
 It's definitely one of my favorite outfits this season! Are you also loving capes this fall?
Let me know your views in the Comments below.
OOTD : What I wore to India Couture Week - Day 1 | Cape it Up
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Trend Tracker : 5 Must-Have Kurtis for the Festive Season - Craftsvilla Edit #LatestSeLatest

Hey lovelies!

After a long time I am back with a post about my favorite ethnic wear trends. Festive season is right here, and I am sure you all would have been looking out for stocking ethnic wear to wear at various occasions like Rakhi, Navratre, and the upcoming wedding season.

Well, if you haven't yet found the perfect ethnic outfit, read on as I share five must-have Kurtis from Craftsvilla - one of India's leading ethnic wear online shopping websites - that are calling for inclusion in your wardrobe.

Jacket Style Kurti
 Jacket Style Kurti : This season everyone's flaunting jacket style Kurtis, be it your favorite celebs like Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor, or the popular TV bahus and betis - a jacket style kurti is not only classy but is also trendy and chic.
Style an embroidered or printed kurti in a jacket style and pair it with matching pants and high heels for a glamorous look at a party.

Asymmetrical Kurti
Asymmetrical Kurti : Give a break to your heavy anarkalis this season, and pick an asymmetrical kurti in beautiful silhouettes for an elegant look. While an anarkali kurti looks good only on few body types. an asymmetrical kurti is very versatile and suits all body types.
To highlight the shape of the kurti, pair it with fitted leggings and strappy sandals for a chic look.

Tunic Dress
Tunic Dress : Is it a kurti? Is it a dress? Well, who cares? Pick a tunic dress that's not only perfect for casual occasions but also works well for office. Pick a style in A-line that flatters all body types, and style it with your favorite sandals and a sling bag for a perfect weekend style.

Cape Kurti
Cape Kurti : Who said that you can wear a cape only with western outfits or lehengas? A trendy minimal cape looks equally good with a kurti. Pick this trendy kurti from Craftsvilla which features an embroidered cape paired with a color-blocking solid kurti, that can be teamed up with palazzos for a fusion look that's perfect for parties as well as casual outings with your BFFs.

Elegant Tunic
Tunic : Tunics have been ruling our wardrobes since a long time now. And why shouldn't they? They are comfortable, classy and easy-to-style. They can be easily paired with trousers or cigarette pants, churidars or leggings; with jeans or palazzos.
Make sure you pick a style that suits your body type and finish the look with a pair of heels and statement bag.

What's your favorite style of Kurtis? Don't forget to check out the #LatestSeLatest range of Kurtis and Tunics from Craftsvilla and get your wardrobe ready for the upcoming festive season.

Trend Tracker : 5 Must-Have Kurtis for the Festive Season - Craftsvilla Edit #LatestSeLatest
Friday, August 5, 2016

Review : My Staycation at Golden Tulip Chandigarh | Luxury Amidst Nature

Hey everyone!
Happy Friendship Day.. While every day is exciting when you are with your loved ones, still days like these give you more reasons to celebrate and party harder, don't you agree?

While talking of special days, another special day is approaching soon ie. Independence Day that too on a Monday, and you know what that means? Extended Weekend!
And if you haven't yet made plans for your long weekend getaway, read on as I have been wanting to introduce you all to this perfect place, since my staycation there few weeks back.

Located in the middle of nature and at the foothills of the Himalayas, just few hours ride away from Delhi is Golden Tulip Chandigarh - Ambient Resort and Spa , a four star luxury resort.

A perfect choice for a business or leisure traveler who wants to stay away from the chaos of city life, in the lap of nature, Golden Tulip Chandigarh boasts of 44 rooms under deluxe and suite categories, a rooftop bar and restaurant, a Pan Asian lounge and bar, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa.

Over a weekend, I visited the resort with my bestie and our staycation started with a comfortable 30 minutes drive from the railway station to the resort, in one of their chauffer-driven cars.

As we reached almost near midnight, we were welcomed with coffee and snacks in our luxury suite itself, but we truly explored the resort and the location the next morning.

We woke up to this beautiful view of the valley from our suite's windows. The city had also welcomed us with a pleasant weather and light rains.

Valley view from our suite
Golden Tulip Chandigarh : Suite

Golden Tulip Chandigarh : Suite
Our suite had two adjoining rooms, one - a spacious room with an attached bathroom, large windows offering an amazing view of the valley, modern furnishings and having amenities like in-room tea and coffee maker, electronic safe, minibar, telephone and more.

The main room had a comfortable bed and another attached bathroom featuring a luxury bathtub, jacuzzi and a spacious wardrobe. A 32 Inches LCD TV and hi-speed wi-fi made sure we relaxed in our suite and made the most of our staycation.

Golden Tulip Chandigarh : Suite

Ambient Spa

After a hearty breakfast at the Patio Terrasse, we headed to the Ambient spa for a rejuvenating spa experience. I experienced the traditional Swedish massage which mainly includes - rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

A 45-minute spa by one of their trained spa therapists not only helped relax my entire body but also helped ease tension and stress.

During our stay, we mostly spent our time at Patio Terrasse - their rooftop bar and restaurant which has an indoor space as well as an outdoor area offering a breathtaking view of the hills and is a culinary treat for locals and visitors alike.

With the pleasant weather, our dining experience became even better. The breakfast buffet is a hearty spread with Live counters as well that offer international and local favorites to suit a variety of tastes.

Their all day dining a-la-carte menu comprises of a variety of authentic Indian and Oriental cuisines. If I had to pick my favorites, they were the Fish and Chips (which my bestie truly enjoyed), Thai curry and rice, and variety of mocktails like the Fruit Punch.

Patio Terrasse
Patio Terrasse
After an amazing stay of two days, it was time to get back to Delhi, but we really didn't feel like coming back, as we hadn't enjoyed such hospitality, a picturesque and comfortable stay anywhere else in the recent times.

So, if you are looking at going away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a beautiful location for a rejuvenating retreat, Golden Tulip Chandigarh is the place to visit. With luxurious rooms offering a stunning view of Morni Hills, multi-cuisine restaurants and a rejuvenating spa, it promises an unforgettable experience to the visiting guests.

PS : For the Independence Day long weekend, they are having some special offers :

PACKAGE -1  (3N/4D)
1.    Name: Independence with Golden Tulip Panchkula
2.    Valid: August 13th – August 16th, 2016 (3nights & 4 Days).
3.    No. of persons: 2 pax
4.    Rate: Rs. 17999/- (Extra person with extra bed @Rs. 6250/- )

PACKAGE -2 ( 2N/3D)
1.    Name: Independence with Golden Tulip Panchkula
2.    Valid: August 13th – August 15th, 2016 (2nights & 3 Days).
3.    No. of persons: 2 pax
4.    Rate: Rs. 13999/-. (Extra person with extra bed @Rs. 6250/-)

Get more details here :
Golden Tulip Chandigarh
Email :;
Ph :  +91 1733 255040
Fax: +91 1733 255047
Reservations: 800 358 0846

Review : My Staycation at Golden Tulip Chandigarh | Luxury Amidst Nature