Monday, May 22, 2017

Review : The Perfect Selfie Phone for those on a Budget - VIVO V5S | Moonlight Camera Smartphone

Hey lovelies!

Hope you all had a nice weekend! I am back with another smartphone review, for another phone that's making noise in the Selfie-crazy youth.

I am talking about the recently launched VIVO V5S selfie smartphone - which has been priced at a budget that will suit all the tech freaks as well as the selfie-phone diggers.

Vivo is one of the few smartphone brands that keeps bringing updates to its popular smartphone models every few months, and this time they have come up with an update to the V5 model with VIVO V5S.

We got our hands on the brand new V5S few weeks back and I've been using the smartphone - specifically for pictures since then. Based on my experience, here's what I think are the best features of the VIVO V5S: 
  • Impeccable Looks, Sleek Design : The smartphone has a sleek and smart metal unibody design weighing only 154 grams, featuring a 7.6mm slim chassis with a 5.5-inch display. The standout feature is the fingerprint scanner (like those in iPhones) that works as the home button as well and functions accurately. One of the sweet deals is that its Gorilla Glass 3 display comes pre-applied with a tempered glass.

  • Power-packed Performance : V5S has a 4GB of RAM and an internal storage of 64GB (the previous model had only 34GB) that can be extended with the external storage slot as well. This makes the phone really fast while switching in-between apps, playing games or watching a full HD video. 
The V5S has a 3000-mAh battery which lasts entire day with moderate usage. Infact, a full charge done once is good enough to make the battery last for 18-20 hours with regular usage like Whatsapp, listening to music, calls etc. 

  • Moonlight Camera for those great Selfies : Now, coming to my favorite feature of the smartphone - also the selling point of this phone is the 20MP front moonlight camera which is one of the best selfie cameras in the smartphones of this range. 
Here, I took a few pictures with its impressive front camera in different light conditions - and the pictures came out really sharp and bright - even in low light conditions. 

Selfie with Nimrat Kaur at the launch event

#NoFilter Selfie - Morning

#NoFilter selfie using the Moonlight flash - Night time
The VIVO V5S has a 13MP rear camera which also performs decently and helps take sharp pictures.
The only con being that you have to hold the phone really firmly, else the picture goes for a toss.

Overall Views : Priced at Rs 18,990, VIVO V5S is one of the best smartphones in the market currently under Rs 20,000 bracket with an amazing selfie camera, great battery life and sleeks design.
If you are on a budget and selfies/taking pictures is your main criteria while buying a mobile - VIVO V5S is definitely a better buy with value-for-money, as compared to other brands in the same league.

Review : The Perfect Selfie Phone for those on a Budget - VIVO V5S | Moonlight Camera Smartphone
Saturday, May 13, 2017

OOTD : Of Pastels, Tulle and Twirls - Curvy Style Guide

Hey lovelies!
It's a lovely weekend and I finally have the time for myself, to work on the blog and share my latest fashion picks. I also made a big luxury purchase last week which I am really dying to share with you all in the coming posts.

But in today's post, I am just sharing my new found-love : this pastel H&M tulle skirt which is a classic wardrobe choice with endless possibilities to style.

Now, tulle skirts have been famous since ages, but Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City made a tutu the it-skirt that all the fashionistas had to have in their wardrobes.
She not only rocked these skirts with confidence but also gave us endless ways to style them, no matter what the occasion is.

I earlier styled one of my mini tutu skirts for the India Fashion Week couple of years back in this post . So, when I saw this beautiful pastel skirt in the H&M store few weeks back, I knew this is going to my summer favorite for all those lunch dates with my BFFs.

Top : Vero Moda
Skirt : H&M
Wedges : Charles & Keith
Bag : Charles & Keith
Watch : Michael Kors
Necklace : Pipa & Bella
Bracelets : Aldo
Earrings : Pipa & Bella

I dressed up my skirt with this tropical print off-shoulder top from Vero Moda which perfectly blends with the pastel tone of the skirt. I completed the look with my Charles & Keith sling bag and wedges in monotones to add a minimalist touch to the look.

Keeping the accessories bare minimum as always, I just picked my favorite pearl choker from Pipa & Bella , dangler earrings, bracelets from Aldo and an animal-print Michael Kors watch.

If you are are also looking to try out a tulle skirt this summer, but confused about the ways to style it up, here are a few tips that would help you out pick the perfect outfit :
  • Go for pastel hues when picking a tulle skirt as look perfect on every body type and can be styled easily.
  • Play up the skirt with feminine details like a statement choker neckpiece or strappy heels.
  • Pair your skirt with a flannel shirt for a cool street style or pair it with a turtle-neck top for a dressy look.
  • Many curvy women believe that they won't look good in a tulle skirt for its layered look, but don't under-estimate the power of a trendy and chic tulle skirt. Check out brands like ZARA, H&M and Vero Moda for those feminine and versatile skirts that would fit you the best.

Photography : Picture Phactory
What do you think about this feminine trend? Let me know in the Comments below!

OOTD : Of Pastels, Tulle and Twirls - Curvy Style Guide