Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fashion Week Essentials | Beauty Essentials That Get Me Through the Fashion Week

Hey everyone,

The Amazon India Fashion Week  AW17 finally got over last weekend. With my dual jobs as a fashion blogger and as a digital marketing professional, things get really difficult as I run between office and the fashion week venue - leaving me with almost no time for beauty maintenance.


Many of my blogger friends wonder how I still manage to attend the Fashion Week with equal energy, well, after attending 5-6 seasons of Fashion Weeks, I have got myself a beauty essentials list that easily get me through the Fashion Week season without stressing out much.

Infact, these are the things I keep with me before every important occasion to prepare myself for a beauty emergency :
  • Makeup Setting Spray

I use NYX long lasting Makeup setting spray that not only sets my makeup but also gives a matte finish that is long lasting and takes me through entire day with ease.
  • Veet Sensitive Touch Trimmer
Rushing to the parlour before every Fashion Week used to really troublesome every season, as I hardly used to get time for the same. But ever since I have been using Veet Sensitive Touch, I hardly have visited a parlour for hair removal.


I always keep the trimmer in my handbag, and before any important occasion, I use it to get rid of the unwanted hair with ease. Plus side is that it works gently on the facial skin as well, thus making trimming eyebrows and upper lips smooth and effortless.
  • Blotting Paper

MAC Blot film is definitely a must-have product in every vanity kit. It instantly de-shines the skin and absorbs excess oil without spoiling the makeup or leaving any residue. It is easy-to-use for touch ups and serves as a great replacement for compact. 
  • Lipstick

No matter how gloomy the day is, a bright lipstick instantly brightens up my look as well as my mood. I usually carry MAC Riri Woo, MAC Impassioned and MAC Ariana Grande lipsticks in my vanity kit so that I can prep-up my look during any beauty emergency.
  • Perfume

I always carry a purse spray with me to top-up my fragrance, for a fresh all-day scent. My current favorite is the Bvlgari Rose Goldea which has a soothing floral and musk-based fragrance that lifts my mood while leaving from work to the Fashion Week venue.
  • Dry Shampoo
A dry shampoo is definitely a fashion week saviour. Even if I miss washing hair while busy sorting out outfits for the fashion week, I keep a dry shampoo in my handbag to disguise those oily roots and tie my hair in a messy bun.

So next time if you are also tackling your busy lives, keep these beauty essentials in your handbag to be prepared for every fashion emergency!

Love
Nitika
Fashion Week Essentials | Beauty Essentials That Get Me Through the Fashion Week
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Best Bride-to-Be Gifts for Your BFF | Five Best Wedding Gift Options for Her

Hey lovelies!
Hope you all are doing well! It’s my best friend’s wedding in less than a month’s time and if you all follow me on Instagram, you would have had noticed that I celebrated her bachelorette recently.

Apart from preparing my outfits for the D-day and other functions, one activity that had really kept me occupied was looking for a perfect wedding gift for my bestie.

Trying to choose a perfect present for a wedding or bridal shower is really tough, especially when it concerns your best friend. But now that I have already chosen a gift for her, I will take you through five best Wedding Gift ideas that will make any bride-to-be feel really special :

Designer Watch :



No matter what profession your bestie is into, a watch is a gift that she would cherish forever – as it is a wardrobe staple. Look for a dressy watch that can be worn to work as well as important occasions and has a versatile appeal. Take your pick from brands like GUESS, Fossil or Tommy Hilfiger that have a wide range of watches to match every mood and occasion.


Bracelets : 



She already has a ring, get her a trendy gold bracelet to go along with it. You can choose from a lot of options like a bracelet engraved with her first name or initials, a dressy pearl bracelet or a delicate gold bracelet with diamonds that looks amazing when paired with other wrist jewellery and would also suit her personality.

Moreover, it would be a meaningful gift that she can add to her everyday jewellery collection. You can take your pick from the trendy gold bracelets available at the leading online shopping portal Gold24 here : gold24.in/products/gold-stylish-bracelets



Gold Coins :


Nothing can be as auspicious as a gold coin for a wedding gift. This gold coin with engraved Lord Ganesha would be the perfect gift as it is also considered to bring good luck and happiness.

Jewellery Box : 



With all the jewellery pieces that she will buy and get during her wedding – your bestie deserves a spacious and trendy jewellery box that would help store all her precious jewels in a co-ordinated and safe way.

Spa membership : 


After all the festivities are over and the honeymoon fever breaks down, your BFF would really love a pampering spa to soother her senses and to make all the stress go away. A spa membership will be a thoughtful gift that goes a long way and your friend would really cherish.

Well, these are not the only gift ideas – as the options are endless – but these would certainly stand apart from all the gifts that your bestie will receive on her wedding.

Love
Nitika

The Best Bride-to-Be Gifts for Your BFF | Five Best Wedding Gift Options for Her
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Top Highlights of India's Most Definitive Design Week | India Design ID 2017

Hey everyone!

The season of Fashion and Style weeks again with a lot of events happening around Delhi and Mumbai. However, among all the fashion weeks - that sadly, have started looking like a repition now - one event that stood out really well is the India Design ID 2017 which is a unique Design week that held last weekend in Delhi.

I was lucky enough to be a part of the 5th season of India Design Week - an Ogaan Media Initiative that was held at NSIC, Okhla with my team.

India Design is an exhibition space that showcases the finest in home decoration, with high-end brands and designers unveiling their latest collections. India Design ID recognises and celebrates designers and creativity from diverse disciplines in designing ¬– interiors, product design, architecture and installations.

Into its 5th year, ID truly lived upto our expecations and here I am sharing the highlights of India's biggest Design celebration :

India Design ID 2017

Preview and Launch party :
The celebrations started with a grand launch party organised at the venue with a preview of the exhibits as well as a band performance, among the presence India's biggest names in Design as well as the design-lovers.

ID Design 2017
Themed Pavilions : 
India Design ID presented themed pavilions, namely Decoration, Decoration I, Decoration II, Design and Trends. Housed within the Decoration Pavilion being the best in décor, the Trends Pavilion presented the Colour Next trend forecasts for 2017, and the Design Pavilion showcased the talents of designers and design labels.

Sarita Handa
Sarita Handa is all about pure design made with uncompromised craftsmanship. They launched their first ever handloom range of textiles and home-linen, including soft furnishings and accessories hand crafted from handloom fabrics.

The Palace Collection by Adil Iqbal Ahmad 
One exhibit that was totally breathtaking and mesmerised us was the Palace Collection by Adil Iqbal Ahmad that was inspired by the royal splendour of Indian palaces, The collection includes handcrafted wallpapers, elegant furniture, resplendent chandeliers, and luxury furnishings and tableware that would definitely convert an ordinary house to a palace with grandeur. 




Apartment 9
Another exhibit that caught our fancy were the aspirational interiors by Apartment 9, whose designs cultivated innovative design spaces, while creating a fine balance between both contemporary and traditional styles.





We also loved the decorative lighting installations by New Delhi based brand Klove - that specializes in unique lightings made using wirework, brass, silver, aluminium, wrought iron and stainless steel to translate ordinary lights into contemporary art.

Baby Select
India Design 2017 also showcased brands that manufacture bespoke furniture for children like Baby Select that offers several themes to nurture the unique interests of each child.
After all, we all have been raised reading about fairytales - and kids these days want their room to look no less than a palace too.

Klove

The Trend Pavilion featured designer interpretations of the colour trends forecast for 2017. Asian Paints announced Intense Ocean as their Colour Next 2017 forecasts at the event to supplement the efforts of creating awareness and backing the design intent of India Design ID 2017

ID Symposium :


India Design 2017 not only proved to be a visual delight for the design enthusiasts, but also as a medium to share and gain knowledge with their initiative- ID Symposium that seeked to inspire the design fraternity in India, and also offered a networking opportunity to build relationships within the industry. 
ID Symposium featured engaging speakers from different walks of life, such as Alberto Alessi, Humberto Campana, Sou Fujimoto, Ashiesh Shah, Sanjay Puri, Alberto Meda, Li Edelkoort to name a few. 

Outdoor installations
Artists were invited to put up special installations across the fairgrounds of the design exhibit.




These unique fluid funicular structures were a work of art by MOFA Studios and Cutting Creations, that were made of scrap steel were an effort to recreate a mega urban landscape for people to sit, lounge around and enjoy a cup of tea .

Food Court :
While the event presented food for thought, it also had a lot of options for the foodies such as Brown Sugar and Dunkin' Donuts. The special attracton was the No-Mad cafe by The Park Hotels that served amazing Indian and Thai delicacies to savour the tastebuds.

The fifth season of India Design 2017 was definitely a success in terms of presenting a curated experience of India's biggest and finest design and architecture names as well as sharing knowledge about the design industry and latest trends.

Know more about India Design here :
Website: www.indiadesignid.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IndiaDesignID 
Instagram: @indiadesignid  
Twitter: @IndiaDesignID

Love
Nitika


Top Highlights of India's Most Definitive Design Week | India Design ID 2017

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