How many times do we see those fashionable clothes, those trendy watches, and fashion jewellery across the ads running on social media, we click the links and often shut them back because when we look at the prices, our dreams to own those things start shattering. Most of things are so highly priced, that though we want to make a style statement, but investing huge amounts for a trendy watch or a funky necklace doesn’t seem too wise.
But I as a fashion blogger truly believe that accessories like these help making a fashion statement and one should collect slightly different and unique items. Team one chunky necklace with a plain shirt or top and you are done. One stylish watch, and people turn their heads to look at you. Choosing these things is often assumed very costly but there are some brands that help you own statement watches and jewellery for women in a decent budget.
Value Shopping is surely an upcoming trend which all fashion savvy people should be aware of. It allows you to follow the latest fashion trends, own trendy watches and jewellery without burning a hole in your pocket. College going students or young working women often go through the chaos of looking good everyday, but when it comes to buying new things, it takes a backseat, but like I mentioned brands like shopclues.com now offer such great range of products that you can easily choose from so many options and fit your regular shopping in your routine budget.
Also who minds when fashionable and trendy things don’t cost much, at least I love shopping this way, where I am able to choose many things and may be in comparison pay price of just one big branded item. I personally love changing watches and jewellery according to the clothes I am wearing on a daily basis. The different coloured straps and dials make me swoon over watches and wearing jewellery as per occasion and dresses is a basic necessity for me. When I shopped for myself from shopclues and picked up some amazing stuff, I was able to add a lot of value to my regular look and also make my colleagues and friends a bit jealous. Everyday they would look at me wearing a different watch or a different earring and neckpiece and ask me how can I buy so many things. Then I thought I shouldn’t keep this as a secret anymore and hence I am writing this blog post to make both my friends and readers aware of my value shopping spree.
So I am sure now you wont refrain yourself from looking trendy and fashionable on a daily basis and make most of this value shopping from shopclues.
While travelling, we bloggers are often very conscious about our looks, because we all want to travel in a comfortable manner and yet at the same time, we want to look our best and coolest possible for all those travel selfies, groupies and videos. The best way to achieve this look is to make your travel essentials stand out, from the backpack you carry, to the cargos you wear, or the shoes and even your everyday eye glasses. If all these elements reflect your quirkiness or style, you are sorted. Lets take a look at some of the essentials that can bring style statement to your regular travel look
Shoes– These days men aren’t behind when it comes to wearing shoes in different styles and colours, but when it comes to traveling, most people opt for the regular sports shoes. But here is how you can make the difference, opt for colourful and comfortable loafers instead and add the element of funk to your look. You can choose from bold colours like red and orange or stick to the basics like tan and brown too, but whatever the colour may be, they will surely help you look more stylish and yet remain comfortable.
Women too can easily opt for nice and comfortable looking lighter sports shoes, which are these days available in lot of colourful options as well, and keep that one statement piece of shoe or sandal for a night out during your travel. A pair of boots or comfortable bellies are also good for traveling keeping in mind both comfort and style.
Bag– Whether you are fond of backpacks while traveling, or carry light with just a sling bag, the bag can bring about your personality and make a style statement like anything. Quirkiness or classiness, the choice could be yours, but while choosing your bag, keep your personality trait in mind and settle for one statement bag than to carry too many of them.
Eye Glasses– Those who wear eye glasses, often resort to lenses while traveling, thinking that their glasses make them look boring, and yet wearing lesses all the time could be cumbersome. But now all thanks to brands like Titan, choosing a right kind of frame from your glasses is just a click away. With the Titan Eye Plus Wayfarer Eyeglasses range, there are lot of options available for everyone. Wayfarer typically means a person who is on foot, nomadic in nature, a traveller or gypsy and hence its one of the best suited eye wear range for travellers. With so many designs to choose from and that too in a decent budget, now dont shy away from flaunting your glasses and create a statement look. Whether you talk about different shapes or colours, they have plenty to offer and you will surely find glasses reflecting your true style. In fact placing an online order is very simple through their user friendly website and you can avoid going all the way to an optician and all those hassles.
With these accessories, you can surely bring about a considerable change to your routine look, remain comfortable and yet be stylish even while traveling. So what are you waiting for, start adding them to your collection now!
The ongoing eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 held in Hyderabad, India celebrates the flavour of unity with its- Women First, Prosperity for All campaign focusing on supporting entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.
The summit was addressed by our hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and US President’s advisor Ms. Ivanka Trump. At GES 2017, over 2500 attendees, including entrepreneurs, foreign & national delegates received the iconic Modi Jackets designed by StitchMe, a bespoke clothing start up by young entrepreneurs from Delhi .
These Modi Jacket’s have made a fantastic comeback in navy blue vest with electric blue GES logo and pocket square. Each jacket is hand-sewn by Indian artisans. All delegates will be wearingthesejackets through the summit as a token of respect, unity, and culture.
Emerging fashion trends and fads have created an audience eager for distinct and contemporary pocket friendly clothing and StitchMe is the one-stop shop which caters to all your fashion needs to make you stand out.
StitchMe is an upcoming bespoke clothingbrand that provides the charm and convenience of made-to-measure at your doorstep with a styling session with one of our expert stylists and hassle-free delivery.
Our team helps you find your right fit, select the perfect fabrics and customise the design of your choice-all with the aim to provide a unique experience of creating your own made-to-measure clothing.
It entails a creative process which reinvents the way men shop for formal & ethnic wear providing them the right fit and trending designs. It helps you curate fabric and style for clothing of your choice and even request a designer to measure you while you enjoy an evening at home.
In future we look forward to expanding our sphere to Womenswear and opening a chain of retail stores.
You’re off to a party or going to meet your in-laws for the holidays, and you wake up to find something has happened to your face. Here you were ready to get going only to see you have some form of facial outburst. An outburst could be acne, eczema, infected eyes, dry eyebrows, swollen cheeks, toothache and even an inflamed nose cartilage. Our faces are very important as they are the most distinctive symbol of our identity. When something happens to us facially, we can’t hide it, and we have to bare the embarrassing situation. You may find that women put on makeup to hide flaws such as spots and blotchy skin, and men grow beards to hide from much the same thing. However running away from the concern isn’t going to make it go away indefinitely. You have to take charge of the situation right then, and there are perform measures that will alleviate the problem quickly and effectively.
If you’re in your teenage years or just getting into your early twenties, your body is still producing a lot of hormones. Your skin is going to be more sensitive and easy to break than usual and thus more susceptible to infections. Firstly if you see you have lumps and white spots on your face in the morning, it’s time to throw your pillowcase in the laundry as bacteria has caused this flare up. Try and be prepared for this situation with the best aloe vera natural skin creams that you can buy. Don’t use chemical-based creams as your skin might not react to the compounds as the product might suggest. An acne face scrub is quite an effective way to dampen down the spots that are filled with pus. By exfoliating the skin, you’re rubbing away the dead skin cells and bacteria while also reaching deep into your pores to clean out the infection. Rub in circular motions and only with low to medium pressure. Flaring up of the muscles and glands due to prolonged compression forces will cause your face to swell if you do.
Waking up to a toothache can be at first confused with a normal headache. Since the sensory nerves live so close together, it’s easy to be misled by your own nerve endings. However, flaring of the gums is a painful experience as the inside of your mouth becomes red and raw. Again this is due to some kind of infection, and it could be due to a cavity and or even triggered by a loose filling. It’s hard to enough to get an appointment to see your local health services as it is which is why the market of an emergency dentist is alive and well. You can pop in the same day and get treated, no matter if you have a root canal, mere toothache, swollen jaw, issues with crowns and bridges, have a broken tooth that needs fixing and or needs a common extraction. The great thing about this kind of service is that it’s open seven days a week from 9 am all the way to 9 pm so getting an appointment quickly is easy.
One of the banes of all humanity is dry skin. The largest organ we possess is also one of the most sensitive. A sudden outburst of dry skin can be linked to many different things. It could be too little or too much moisture in the air which leads to skin secreting too many oils or it drying off the surface. It may also be due to miniature critters such as dust mites that eat dead skin cells and excrete out a substance that causes itching. It may just be because you haven’t been consuming enough water which your body needs not just to lubricate itself but also to maintain temperature. Either way, you need to act quickly but calmly. Firstly do not take a shower or bath as the water and soap will accelerate the drying of your skin. It’s wise to keep some form of moisturizer in ointment form in your room. Creams are mostly made out of the water and thus don’t stay on your skin for very long. Ointments are thicker, and although they take longer to penetrate your skin, they act as both the under and above layer of natural skin oil.
Take care of your body in the first place, and these sudden outbursts will be rare. Even still, reacting to the outburst effectively and quickly is the best form of defense. Dry skin is easy to handle if you have the right kind of treatment so plan ahead. Acne is more circumstantial but vividly a more urgent issue but can be solved with a good natural scrub. Inflammation and or aches in your mouth can be solved with same-day dentistry if you need convenience right away.
Winter is one season when our skin needs more care than any other season. The dryness of winters is extremely difficult to tackle with and more often than not we end up breaking our heads on which moisturiser should we use and what other things can help us. So here are some tips for you to combat the winter dryness
Winter skincare tips
If you’re feeling your skin dry out more than ever, you’re not alone. If your moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, it might be because it’s not right for your skin type. While moisturizers claim to, well, add moisture, what they really do is lock moisture from water into your skin and deliver it to where it needs to go. If you’re unsure whether your moisturizer is really getting the job done, here are some tips to help you out.
Difference between day and night moisturizer:
Day moisturizers should contain an SPF rating between 30 and 50 and broad spectrum protection to keep your skin from damage. Your facial skin is obviously much more sensitive and should have an SPF coverage regardless of what season it is.
Night moisturizers should be richer and creamier, often containing retinoids and peptides that will soak into your skin overnight. Retinoids are a form of Vitamin A that help fight wrinkles and fine lines, but can make your skin extremely vulnerable in the sunlight and when exposed, could increase the likelihood of skin tumors. Peptides on the other hand trigger the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, both of which naturally deplete over time and age. You want to make sure to avoid them in your day cream in order to also avoid the negative side effects they may trigger.
Difference between skin type:
If you have oily skin, you’ll be looking for moisture in order to control oil production. If oily skin is dried out (not moisturized enough), your skin will actually go into an overproduction of oil, basically making it even worse.
If you have dry skin, it’s likely because you have a low production of oil. You will want to look for ingredients that help reduce Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and moisturizes your skin consistently. This is when you’ll definitely want a night cream to introduce heavier occlusive and emollient ingredients to literally trap water in the skin’s upper layers.
If you have normal or combination skin, then most face moisturizers will work just fine. Use a heavier moisturizer in the winter months and go light on the T zone. Or pick a lighter moisturizer designed for oily skin and apply it all over, even in the T zone.
Come winters and one often starts wondering about the dryness of skin and then starts the search for best moisturisers to cater these needs. St D’vence, the experts in skin care products recently launched their Autumn edition of the moisturiser which comes enriched with the goodness of Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Avocado Butter and Argan Oil. Its the first time in history of their 20 year legacy that this product has been made available through pre-orders on Amazon. I have been fortunate enough to receive the product to try on , and all I can say is that I am extremely happy with the quality of product.
Its a refreshingly fragrant moisturiser, which is thick in its consistency, but very light on the body. Its completely non-sticky and leaves your body feeling moisturised and soft. I have been using the product since a week now, and my skin definitely feels more nourished and supple.
The effort of 3 years gone behind developing this moisturiser, which is a blend of 10 handpicked ingredients is evident in its quality. You cannot go wrong with this one. Its surely a must have skin care product for the season.
You can pre-order your pack from Amazon. Its currently offered at a discounted rate of Rs 399/-
No Parabens, No Mineral Oils, No Sulphates, PEG & PG Free, Hypoallergenic
Deep & Long-Lasting Moisturiser, Conditions, Enriches & Revitalises, Naturally Rejuvenates Damaged Skin, Visibly Smoother & Softer Skin. This is a 100% vegetarian product with highly premium botanical and essential oils. It does not contain any animal-derived components.
Affinity launched its new hair and beauty studio, Affinity Express at Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad on November 21. With this, the group plans to establish its presence in Ghaziabad and cater to customers looking out for premium services at reasonable prices. The event witnessed complementary launch services like Bomb, AVL and Olaplex. The Affinity express team displayed the Olaplex service which is not easily available in other salons. This is a protein treatment for hair that rebuilds broken hair bonds and the three step procedure results in incredibly healthy hair and thus is important for hair that have been treated with chemicals.
Speaking on the occasion of the opening, Anand Singh, Franchisee owner of Affinity Express, said, “We are delighted to launch Affinity Express in Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad which is built on the belief of offering world- class services to its customers. The collaboration with Affinity to come up was due to the fact that we have witnessed Affinity’s satisfactory services over time and this encouraged us to work with the brand. Also, the reason behind choosing Crossing Republik was that customers here are looking forward for superior services that give them satisfaction and we, at Affinity use the best products which do not result in product/ Skin damage. Thus, we meet the customer demands and plan to use this opportunity efficiently.”
Vinay Madan, Partner & Director – Operations, Goodman Projects Pvt Ltd, Affinity Express, added, “Affinity, as a brand strives to keep its customers satisfied by offering the best products along with efficient services. We expect that this salon at Crossing Republik will become a pioneer in beauty and hair services in the region. Also, we plan to open 350 salons by 2020. The cities targeted are Srinagar, Batala, Patna, Hyderabad and Jaipur.”
Affinity Salon was incorporated more than 25 years ago. In total, the chain has 80 operating salons which are situated in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Mohali, Jammu, Agra, Lucknow, Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. The directors of the company are Vinay Madan, Vishal Sharma, Manish Saharaya and Mukul Harmilapi. Affinity pioneers in establishing brands such as Sebastian, Nioxin, etc. In terms of turnover, it is a 100 cr+ group.
As soon as we think we are ageing, the appearance of wrinkles start bothering us.As we age, fine lines and wrinkles will start to appear. But there’s plenty of ways toget rid of wrinkles such as avoiding too much sun exposure, making a few lifestyle changes, and creating a proper skincare routine.
Here’s some natural ways you can do to help reduce and combat wrinkle issues:
1. Avoid too much sun exposure
Direct sun exposure will eventually hurt our skin and is one of the leading causes of wrinkles because of the sun’s drying rays. You should always keep yourself protected by applying sunscreen of at least SPF 30. Not only does it help reduce getting fine lines, it also decreases the chance of skin diseases such as sunburn, and can even prevent skin cancer.
2. Eat healthy
You are what you eat. What your body intakes will eventually reflect your physical appearance. Select foods that are rich in omega-4 fatty acids and vitamin E. Eat your way to fabulous skin by adding foods such as fish, sunflower seeds, fruits and vegetables to your meal plan.
3. Keep hydrated
“You must drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.” is a cliché. But it is a must.
Many of us doesn’t drink enough water our body needs. And many of us are not aware of the benefits of keeping ourselves hydrated even during cold, winter days.
Water is essential in giving our skin the right moisture and distributing essential nutrients on the skin cells. It also delays the appearance of fine lines as it increases our skin’s elasticity.
Keeping ourselves hydrated doesn’t only benefit the appearance of our skin but it also helps in keeping us healthy overall as it flushes out toxins in our body. Lastly, it is a great alternative for hunger as we sometimes think we are hungry only to realize we just need a glass of water to satisfy our thirst.
4. Get plenty of sleep
Lack of sleep accelerates the human aging process. It causes wrinkles to appear under the eyes, neck, and forehead. Getting enough hours of sleep is advisable if you want to maintain a healthy glowing skin. And while you’re at it, try sleeping on your back or on of your sides so there won’t be constant pressure on your face. You might also want to consider changing your pillow cover to fabric and silk. Deep sleep can eventually repair skin tissues so create a relaxing bedtime routine and selecting essential oils like lavender.
5. It’s Time to Move that Body
Exercising is something that most of us our too lazy to do. But moving our bodies actually makes us younger looking as it clears the skin of toxins through sweat. It also helps regulate the circulation of the blood. We just have to be careful in selecting the kind of exercise we should be doing as some says that specific exercises such as weightlifting causes more wrinkles to appear.
Layering your jewellery can help create a unique look that completes your outfit. Whether you’re attending a wedding, visiting friends or hitting up the club, a unique layered jewellery look will turn heads and grab attention. If you want to show off your fashion sense, then here are a few ways to layer your jewellery.
Personalise with unique jewellery pieces
If you want to add some personalization to your outfit, then consider using pieces that are more expressive. For instance, a pendant with your name or initials on it can be a great way to add personalization. Similarly, a ring from your favourite TV show can add a geeky touch to your outfit.
Silver creates a more neutral look
Gold jewellery can be difficult to use because it’s a much bolder colour. If you’re going for a neutral look then consider using silver instead to help add neutral tones to your outfit that doesn’t stand out too much.
Go for a simple and minimalist look
Don’t want to stand out? Consider using minimalistic jewellery pieces such as simple chains, studs and rings that have no pendants or designs on them.
Huge necklaces pair well with smaller ones
If you’re looking for a great way to stand out with your jewellery, then consider mixing large chains with smaller ones to make them both stand out. Gold chains also work wonders for creating a fashion statement, so take a look at this helpful infographic that shows several varieties of gold chain that you can mix.
The holiday season is upon us, so it is natural to want to look our best. From an office party to family reunions, there will be a lot of people that we will be seeing, some not for a while. So it is only natural to want to look our best and wow them as much as we can. Being able to dance the night away in your little black dress and feel comfortable is what it is all about. So what and you do to prepare and make sure that you’re looking good? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you, as well as the areas that you should be focusing on.
One of the first things to look at is your skin. Winter can cause problems for your skin, as it can really dry it out. When you’re constantly exposing your skin to vary temperatures (the cold from outside and the warmth from indoors), it can sap some of the natural oils from your skin. So focusing on your skin first and foremost is a good way to go. Here are some of the things you can do to make sure skin is looking its best.
Skin peels have been around for a long time, and they are still here. Why? Because they have been able to stand the test of time and show just how good they are, as well as how versatile. So it could be worth looking at getting having one done. It can peel away the dead skin to reveal glowing and fresh lovely skin. This can make your look instantly better, as well as reduce the number of spots that you get.
Speaking of which, blemishes can be on the rise when you aren’t taking good enough care of yourself and your skin. But it is important to not get confused as to what is a spot or a blackhead and what isn’t. If you start to squeeze a sebaceous filament, for example, it can lead to swelling, which is never a good look before a party. They aren’t spots, but can often get confused as blackheads. So sebaceous filaments vs blackheads: what is the difference? To make sure that you’re not trying to squeeze the wrong thing on your face, you need to know what they look like.
A sebaceous filament is typically light grey or a hue of tan in color. They feel smooth to the touch and are naturally on our faces. Blackheads, however, are the result of a clogged pore from things like dead skin cells, dirt or impurities. They are slightly raised and are darker in color. So before you squeeze, double check what you’re looking at; don’t end up with a lumpy face from putting pressure on the wrong thing!
Winter is a time when your skin needs a lot of protection. If you think that sunscreen, for example, is only needed when it is sunny, then it is time to think again. Use a sunscreen all year round to reduce sun damage to your skin. Many brands are upping their game when it comes to sunscreen too. There are brands out there that help to fight against free-radicals, and ones that can give your skin an antioxidant boost.
For your skin and your body, you need to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water, and avoiding too much caffeine is a great way to make sure that your body is taken care of. Drinking plenty of water can help to flush toxins out of your body, which will help to rejuvenate you, as well a reduce things like dark circles under your eyes. Our bodies are made up of a lot of water, so when they have enough, it helps them to work as they should.
Reduce Salt Intake
There is no getting away from some salt in our diets. But if you’re wanting to get into your little party dress and want to reduce the bloated feeling, then reducing your salt intake is a good idea. Don’t get me wrong, some salt on a steak can go a long way and transform the flavor. So just avoid a big bag of salty chips or fries the day before an event, for example. Stick to whole foods, rather than processed foods as a rule, and you’ll be able to control your salt intake much more easily as you will know what you’re adding, rather than what is hidden.
We are getting into the full swing of party season. But there is no time like the present to move more and exercise more. Even if you’re not looking to lose weight, it can be a good way to help you to feel happier over winter, as well as firm and tone up your body. If you have a gym to get to, then great. If not, there are many apps that you can download to help you. A yoga routine could help to firm up your arms for your party dress, for instance, or a six-pack abs workout could help you to feel more comfortable in your chosen outfit. You don’t have to exercise for hours on end; even walking more regularly can make a difference.
If you want to avoid being bloated, then as has been described, salt is a good thing to avoid. Another great thing to watch out for are fizzy drinks. If you regularly have soda pop, then looking to reduce your intake can reduce the bloat. Even when you’re out at your parties or events, stick to alternatives like red or white wine, rather than champagne or prosecco. The bubbles can fill you up, which is why many people drink them. But they can lead to you feeling bloated, and that probably isn’t how you want to feel in party season.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is important at any time of year. But it is even more important when you want to stay up later some nights and enjoy yourself. You’re not going to get very far if you’re exhausted and can hardly keep your eyes open. Instead of reaching for an unnatural solution like energy drinks, energy pills, or caffeine, simply make sure that you are getting enough sleep each night. Most adults know what sleep they need to get and what works best for them. But around seven or eight each night is a good guide.
After all of the partying has been and gone, then you might want to consider something like a juice cleanse. It can restore your system and give it a bit of tender loving care that it might need. A juice cleanse will fill you with vitamins and minerals to help your body feel at it’s best, as well as give it a boost to help repair and restore. There are plenty of recipes online that you could aim to replicate, as well as buying some from stores. Just look for ones that are cold-pressed, rather than pasteurized. Then you know that no heat has been added and all of their goodness is still in there.
What have you got planned this party and festive season? Would love to hear about your plans and what you are planning. Do you have plenty of parties to go to in the coming weeks? Just remember to stay safe, follow these tips, and you’ll be in for a season of fun and frolics, and not sickness and sadness. Happy holidays!