My Halloween Look- Desi Rani (Inspired by Shweta VJ)

Hola,

Happy Halloween to everybody! 2014 was the first ever time I celebrated Halloween and dressed up for it and ever since then, I’ve always enjoyed the idea of dressing up. For me Halloween is not just about looking scary, its about creating your own version of your favourite characters.

A few days ago I came across a Pop Art Halloween look created by the YouTuber Shweta VJ. It was not only different and unique but also super easy to create and today I decided to recreate the same look with whatever minimum makeup I had in my kit. I’m not sure if Shweta will ever come across my blog, but I hope I make her proud ūüėÄ

So here’s my two versions of Desi Rani-The Pop Art Version!!!!

 

 

Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look

I’ve tried to play around with yellow lighting here just to give a better pixelated effect. Definitely not the perfect recreation, but I think for an amateur like me, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I wish I had more Indian jewellery to accessorise though. Here’s a picture in white light with no editing

In White Light
Halloween 2017 Look- Products used

I hope you liked this Halloween look and would recreate it. You can checkout Shweta’s YouTube video HERE, to see the original version of this look.

 

Till then stay awesome ūüôā

My New Found Love- Miri Skincare Balm Review

Hello Everyone,

Where have I been all this while??? Well! I was trying to blend in a new country, around new people and culture. It took me ¬†more than a year to discover myself here. Trust me it isn’t easy and not what it looks from the outside. Long story short, I’m back and trying to get back into what I love the most-sharing my experiences with you lovely people ūüôā

I’ve been trying out a lot of new skincare and makeup ranges exclusively made in New Zealand and recently came across ‘Miri Skincare’ on Instagram. I was so mesmerised by its pretty green packaging, that I had to have one in my skincare kit. The team at Bare PR and Miri Skincare was kind enough to send me a sample to test out and I have all things good to say about this multi-purpose balm.

Miri Skincare Balm

But before that, here’s a small introduction about the brand- When Miri’s founder Paul Jarvis saw his wife and her friends extensively using a popular Aussie brand’s multi-purpose balm which had petrochemicals in it, he knew he had to make something that was New Zealand made and had no nasty ingredients in it. NZ is well-known around the world for its kiwifruits and Manuka honey and that’s what Paul Jarvis wanted to include in his product for its exceptional properties, and that was the birth of the Miri Balm. Miri is a Maori word that means ‘to rub, smear or smoothe’.

Ingredients: With no nasty ingredients, Miri balm mainly consists of kiwifruit seed oil and Manuka honey with Omega 3 and is completely paraben and SLS free. Find the ingredients list in the below picture-

Miri Skincare Balm- Ingredient List

How to use: This magical balm can be a life-saviour in all seasons for various skin-related issues. It can be used for issues like chapped lips, dry hands, rashes, burns or insect bites.

Miri Skincare Balm

My experience: 

The tube is a perfect size for your handbag and I’ve been carrying this balm in my bag everyday to work. I’ve super dry and chapped lips all year around and this is kind of a staple for me everyday in the morning. I use a tiny amount on my lips before applying my matte lipsticks and this ensures that the lipsticks don’t crack and also keeps my lips hydrated.

Miri Skincare Balm
Miri Skincare Balm- The Texture
Left Hand- After applying the balm
Right Hand- Without the balm

The balm has helped my cuticles to heal to a large extent. I rub a small amount on my cuticles and massage it for a minute so that the product is completely absorbed. They are also an amazing solution to cracked heels due to its antiseptic property.

I was a bit skeptical about it being oily, but honestly the product is non-sticky. It gives a nice shine to the skin and completely gets rid of dryness. The absorption takes a few minutes, but you would not feel the need of constantly moisturising your skin after using the balm.

Overall, I find this product great and I feel having an all-purpose product is superb when you’re travelling or going to work as you can refrain yourself from carrying bulky skincare kits everywhere.Due to the absence of many preservatives, it’s recommended to shake the tube well before using to so that the ingredients can mix well together.

I would totally recommend this product to everyone and to all my Non-NZ readers, this is currently available only in NZ pharmacies at RRP $12.99. I hope Miri Skincare starts selling internationally, so that the world can experience this tiny tube of goodness.

Have you tried Miri? Which is your favourite all-purpose balm? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Till then stay awesome ūüôā

 

Bee Choo Origin Hair Spa Experience at Hairbitat, Vittal Mallya Road

Hello lovely people,

Hairfall is such a common problem these days for not just women but equally for men. Most of us have such hectic schedules, that we forget about the torture that our hair goes through every single day, from getting exposed to harsh UV rays to pollution to even those super tight hair ties and helmets we wear while riding bikes. Adding to all this agony, are all the chemical hair treatments we go through, in the hope of making them smoother, straighter and what not!

Recently, our newer member of Team ThatTripeUrbanLife, Arpitha (Know more about her HERE) went for a hair spa at Hairbitat in their newly opened branch at Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. When we say hair spa, don’t just think it’s any other expensive hair spa we find in salons. This was quite different, as it was completely natural and all the products were from the well-known Singapore brand Bee Choo Origins.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat

About Bee Choo Origin:

Bee Choo Origin group promotes 100%¬†chemical/preservative/additives¬†free herbal paste that can promote hair growth¬†was conceptualized after Bee Choo, the founder of the Bee Choo Origin Group, met a Hong Kong physician who told her about Chinese herbs that can aid in solving hair loss problems.¬† With the Hong Kong physician‚Äôs encouragement and guidance, Bee Choo started to experiment on various herbal concoctions until she came up with what is known today as the Bee Choo Origin Herbal Paste. Their aim is to solve¬†customer’s hair problems through Chinese traditional herbs and professional service with love.

You can find the Bee Choo Origin treatments in India only at HAIRBITAT, where the only focus is only on hair treatments. Hairbitat has it’s branches in Jayanagar, HSR Layout and the one we visited was above the Raymond’s Showroom in Vittal Mallya Road.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  • How was the staff?

I was welcomed with a warm and smiling staff who offered me a cup of piping hot herbal tea and on asking, they told me that it had chrysanthemum in it which helps you relax. After examining the scalp, we proceeded with the treatment.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- The Chrysanthemum Tea
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- The Chrysanthemum Tea
  • What did the process include?
  1. A ginger tonic was applied to open up the pores to prepare the skin for the herbal treatment.
  2. The Bee Choo herbal paste, which is the main ingredient of the treatment, was applied onto the scalp and hair and wrapped with a head wrap to avoid any dripping.

    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  3. I headed for the steaming where a fixed temperature will be set for the first 40 minutes and then a lower temperature for the next 5 minutes for the paste to do its magic. This was the most relaxing time during the entire process.

    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  4. After the steaming, the scalp is allowed to cool and then the paste was washed with the help of a cooling menthol shampoo and conditioner. The therapist gave an amazing massage during the shampooing which felt like heaven to me.
  5. A vitamin essence was sprayed onto the hair along with another tonic to help prevent damaged hair.
  • Overall experience?

My hair felt really soft and covered all the greys which was quite astonishing. The herbal paste had a nice aroma to it and looked a bit like henna. The therapist told me it had 21 herbal ingredients and no chemical whatsoever is added to this special herbal paste. My scalp was also cleaned up and I could see a big difference to my hair. I was also told to get this treatment a few more times in order to see permanent fix to all the greys and other hair issues.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  • Cost of the treatment?

The treatment will range from 2000 INR to 3000 INR with taxes included.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  • Do you recommend this treatment?

Yes. For the price you are paying, this is by far the best treatment I have come across which gives real results and that lasts longer even after washing your hair a few times. They recommend you to use their shampoos and conditioners and I can understand why. Most of the hair products that we use contains some or the other kind of chemicals and since Bee Choo Origin treatment has all 100% natural ingredients, they want you to use chemical free shampoos and conditioners too.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat-Before
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat-Before
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- After
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- After
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat

The treatment is definitely worth a try, infect more than just one try. As Arpitha mentioned, the Bee Choo Origin treatment has definitely shown results on her hair and infact has been raved quite a lot by Krupa from IshtyleAwhile. I’m definitely going to try this treatment pretty soon myself after hearing such great reviews from Arpitha. What do you think of this treatment? Have you been to any of the stores of Hairbitat India for this treatment? Let me know your views on this.

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ

 

PS: The services were provided by the brand for honest reviews. Content partially contributed by Arpitha from Team Thattripeurbanlife for the post.

 

NovaLash Eyelash Extensions and Mani-Pedi at Warren Tricomi| Salon review

Hello everyone,

Remember the post I did talking about a recent visit to a spa at Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE? Well, the same day I also got a relaxing¬†manicure-pedicure service at Warren Tricomi and eyelash extensions for the very first time in my life.

Today I’ll be discussing about my experience and what it’s really like to have eyelash extensions on.¬†NovaLash is a company that makes a brand of eyelash extensions that have to be applied onto your lashline by a certified NovaLash professional. Unlike falsies, where you apply a row of lashes onto (or above) your lash line at once, with NovaLash, each eyelash is adhered to your lash-line one hair at a time. The extensions are actually glued onto the roots of your natural lashes, so as your natural lashes fall off time to time, so do the NovaLash extensions.

My experience: So here’s how the whole process was done:

  • The NovaLash expert asked me to¬†lie on the¬†table and positioned himself ¬†near the head to start working with the lash extensions. He asked me what kind of lashes I would prefer and I asked him to go for natural looking, less dramatic NovaLashes.
  • He¬†then stuck an adhesive tape on my¬†lower lashes so that they don’t get glued during the process and asked me to relax. It did feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning, but then it was all fine.
  • He individually started gluing single lashes one by one for almost an hour or two.
  • After gluing the lashes, he took a mini fan and blasted cold air onto the lashes to dry out the glue as fast as possible so that they don’t get stuck to each other and clump up. This was the most annoying part of the whole process as he had used a glue that is used for sensitive eyes and which takes a huge amount of time to dry up. Took almost an hour to dry up and separate the NovaLashes, but the end was what was worth waiting for.

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    NovaLash extensions- Before

Once the entire process is done, while opening my eyes, I did feel so weird in the beginning and took some time to adjust to the new babies on my eyes. But once he showed me the result, I was stunned. The NovaLashes looked so natural and blended with my natural lashes really¬†well. They didn’t feel heavy at all and looked just as I wanted, that is long and dense. I was quite happy with the amazing work done by him and felt like a celebrity with the new look, Hehehhe!

NovaLash extensions- After
NovaLash extensions- After

My Manicure-Pedicure experience:

It was time for me to get a pampering mani-pedi at the Warren Tricomi Salon which is located at the same place as Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE. I usually don’t go to a salon for manicures or pedicures, because I usually do one at home once in a month the old school way. But when¬†the amazing people at Warren Tricomi asked me to try out their service, who could say not it!

The entire procedure was done by two of the staffs from the salon and it was one of the most relaxing mani-pedi I’ve ever got. I was made to sit on chair which honestly was not the most comfortable one, yet manageable. There was warm water already kept for the pedicure at the foot of the chair and then there are very interesting drawers at both the sides of the chair, that is filled with warm water for your hands.

The manicure: Since I had small nails when i went for the service, I din’t have much choice to choose the shape that i desire for, hence asked to just file the nails a bit. After that a cuticle cream was applied and I was asked to dip the hands in the warm water for a while. Then she wiped off the cream and started cleaning the cuticles thoroughly. The lady then took out a very sweet smelling sugar scrub from forest Essentials and started scrubbing the hands and my arms till the elbow well to remove all the dead skin. The manicure was done finally with an application of a massage cream from Forest essentials again.

Manicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After
Manicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After

The pedicure: Well, I’m not very proud of how my feet really look. They are super tanned all the time and I sometimes find them very old- lady like. LOL! The staff after soaking my feet in the warm water, applied the cuticle cream and let it sit in the water for a while. He then removed the cream and started cleaning all the gunk from the nails. He then took the same forest essentials scrub used for the manicure and gently started scrubbing my feet and part of my legs and applied a massaging cream all over the feet. The massage after that was super relaxing and he did his job really well. I wish I remembered his name because he was damn sweet and explained everything during the entire procedure.

Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- Before
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- Before
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After

I was then asked to choose a nailpaint colour and decided to go for a nude colour and successfully found a browny nude shade for my skin tone. It looked super pretty on the finger and toe nails and also stayed for almost 3 weeks. I am planning to go back and get the same shade from there soon.

So this was my overall experience at warren Tricomi, Vr Bengaluru and also with getting eyelash extensions. I would be doing a separate post on how to take care of your new lash extensions post the process and the pros and cons of it in my next post. So make sure to visit the blog again tomorrow because there’s going to be a first hand experience discussed here.

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ

#MochaMania with L’oreal Professional| My hair makeover at Play Salon

Hello everyone,

Hope you all slayed the Monday Blues pretty well and are all set to rock the rest of the week with loads of positivity. Few days back, I visited the Play salon located in Phoenix Market city mall in Whitefield, Bangalore to try out the latest hair colour trend by exclusively curated by L’oreal proffesionals using their INOA Mocha range or popularly known as the #MochaMania.

#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals

Mocha is surely¬†the colour of the year 2016. But what‚Äôs so special about these mocha colours? The rich mocha shades are an amazing mix of browns, just like the mocha coffee, which is an aromatic and colour-infused blend of coffee and chocolate. ¬†These Mocha shades are under its no-ammonia portfolio ‚Äď INOA with new shade numbers 4,8 / 5,18 / 7,18 and 8,8.

My Experience:

First of all, I must admit the hospitality of each and every staff at Play Salon. This was my first ever visit to the salon and I was made so comfortable by the staff and was offered coffee and then the senior hair stylist Abdul did a scalp and hair test before the hair colour treatment to check the condition of my hair and scalp. He told me that my hair is way too dry and had a lot of breakage along with dandruff issues.

He suggested me a dandruff treatment as well as the newly launched Kerastase Fusio-Dose treatment to treat my hair and scalp. Since my hair was previously chemically treated during rebonding, he advised me to go for a subtle shade which included least amount of bleaching and thus we decided on the shade 7,18 which was a very pretty dark brown mocha shade and using the Balayage technique for application which gives a very natural look.

#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals - Device to test the scalp and hair
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals – Device to test the scalp and hair

Abdul was quite engaging and explained each step during the entire process and why it was being done on the hair. After keeping the colour for a while, he did the colour wash and then went ahead with a dandruff treatment. The scalp felt super cool due to the peppermint in the mixture and after washing the mixture thoroughly from my hair, we proceeded to the Kerastase treatment. There are different variants of Fusio Dose which is used according to the requirement for the hair. As post colour treatment is very essential for maintaining the health of the hair as well as the colour itself, he used the pink coloured fusio dose along with the Vita-Cement which helps in strengthening your hair. After spraying the mixture all over the hair, it was time to give mist to the hair which will infuse the fusi0 dose into the hair and will work instantly.

#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals - Application of the bleach
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals – Application of the bleach
#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals - Mixture for dandruff treatment
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals – Mixture for dandruff treatment
#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals - Kerastase Fusio Dose
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals – Kerastase Fusio Dose
#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals

It was time to see the final results, and it was only after 3 years I was going to see my hair coloured. I had so many doubts in my head and was sceptical about whether it would look good on me or if it would damage my hair etc etc. But when I finally saw the hair colour after the blow drying and styling, damn I was stunned! It looked so good and the hair looked beautiful in those loose curls.

#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals - With the senior stylist Abdul
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals – With the senior stylist Abdul
#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals - Before and After
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals – Before and After
#MochaMania by L'oreal professionals
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals

#MochaMania is truly made for the Indian women and you would not go wrong with these shades as the colour is perfect for the Indian skin tones. This colour treatment is exclusively available only in salons and here’s a good news for you all, with every #MochaMania colouring treatment, you will get a complimentary hair cut and hair care products from L‚Äôoreal Professional till the 15th of July! All you have to do is book an appointment at the Play salon in Phoenix Market city or Mantri mall and you can get a pretty makeover soon.

#MochaMania by L'oreal proffessionals
#MochaMania by L’oreal professionals

I am super happy with this new makeover and have received so many compliments on the hair colour too. Don’t be scared to experiment. Colouring your hair is not that bad at all, if you take proper care of your hair and do regular hair spas at home or at salons. Do let me know what you think of the hair colour in the comments section below.

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ

Outfit of the day featuring Wills Lifestyle|Signature collection

Hola,

I’m so happy to be back on track with blogging regularly. It feels super good to post everyday ¬†and today i’m back with an outfit post for you all. Few months back when I was invited for the launch of the “Signature collection” at Wills Lifestyle, I found such amazing varieties of silhouettes, that are perfect for the summers and exclusively designed by the well known designers of our country. There were a couple of pieces that really caught my attention and one such beautiful outfit was a Lime green coloured Kaftan styled Tunic which had a pretty “Bandhni” work on it. The fabric was light and soft to touch and I knew I had to pick it up for myself and style this for you all.

Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers

Since the colour looked so soothing to the eyes, I paired it up with a white pair of trousers that i’d recently bought from Unlimited Stores¬†and wanted to go for an easy breezy college/shopping look, so wore my flip flops from Myntra and my fringe bag from New Look. I wanted to go for all summery shades and hence avoided any kind of dark colours for the look. The whole idea of sporting this look was keeping in mind a perfect shopping day with your girlfriends with no hassle of clothes sticking to your body or any such discomfort, yet look stylish and put together.

Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers

The hair was tied in a loose pony tail and the makeup was kept minimal in this look with only some compact powder, a nice shade of Chambor liquid lipstick and some eyeshadow. Summers are all about wearing comfy loose but not shabby clothes. You need to know how to dress well even in the most loose fitted clothes without looking like you just got out of the bed. If you own loose T-shirts or tunics, you can always cinch your wait with a belt and look presentable instead of looking way too casual. I own loads of oversized clothes and I usually tie them at the sides or use a belt to kind of make it look my size and it really does the trick.

Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers

I am absolutely in love with this colour and fabric and I would really recommend you all to checkout the Wills Lifestyle store for their new Signature collection. I have another post coming up which is all about dressing up for a party in comfortable clothes. So stay tuned for that and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat@aishwaryamohan7 to know all about the upcoming posts, mini reviews and lots of randomness.

Pictures by The Slingshots Company

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ

7 ways to style your KURTAS this summer

Hello everyone,

It feels like eternity since I posted something here and to be honest I am not going to be apologetic about it this time for the very fact that I was not in the right frame of mind to write or put my head into anything creative and didn’t want to post anything just for the sake of posting. Well, am all fine now, atleast I feel fine and now it’s time for me to get back to something that I absolutely love- Blogging!

Today we are going to talk about kurtas and how this versatile piece can be styled in various ways and can be truly called a fashion statement. A lot of us don’t really know the difference between a KURTA and KURTI and I was one of them too until last year. After some research, I found out the difference and realised that a Kurti is the one which is shorter in length usually till your hips and a Kurta is more of a longer silhouette and usually till the knees or even below that. Well, that really does mean a huge difference right!

Now that we are sorted out with what Kurtas are, let’s talk about them a bit more.¬†A Kurta is one of the most comfortable pieces that one can find in their wardrobe. They are casual yet very chic and make an amazing style statement if styled well and appropriate according to the occasion. You can style one Kurta in so many different and unique ways;¬†All you need is a little creativity and lots of mixing n matching.Let’s find out the different ways one can style a Kurta.

  • Leggings: This is the most common way, we all know to style our kurtas with.¬†They are comfortable, convenient to carry and look very classy on anyone. You can wear leggings that match with the Kurta color or go for contrasting colors and pair some jumkas and kolhapuris to go for comfy yet stylish Indian look.
    I found these pretty vibrant kurtas HERE.
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  • Palazzos: This is the most recent trend that’s in vogue and one of my most favorites too. It is super comfortable and yet looks stylish in so many ways.¬†These wide legged flared pants looks flattering on¬†different types of body. Wear a solid color with a printed kurta or a printed palazzo with a solid colored kurta and you are going to look fabulous.
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  • Indo- Western dresses: ¬†¬†Flaunt your super long anarkali styled kurtas or the short flared kurtas as as dresses and give yourself an Indo-western look.¬†Choose the right one and style it with the right accessories to darn your winner look.¬†These are perfect looks for college-goers or even for brunch meetups. Style the kurta with a boho neckpiece, joottis and a jhola for that perfect Bohemian/ Indo-western look.biba7
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  • Slim Fitted Pants: Pairing your Kurta with a slim fitted trouser or pants is perfect for an office look. It’s comfortable and looks fab and helps in making you look tall and lean. You can carry this look to even a party by going for printed pants in cotton or silk fabrics.¬† biba12 biba11straight
  • Skirts: This is my second¬†favourite way of styling kurtas. The best part is they let you breathe in what you are wearing , hence perfect for the tropical weather in India and also looks elegant on most body types. You can go for matching coloured skirts or go for a plain kurta with loud coloured skirts or vice-versa.
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  • Jackets: A simple plain kurta with a printed or an embroidered jacket is a perfect alternative to a dupatta. It looks smart and gives you an ethnic look as well. Button it or just let it loose, a jacket is trendy and cool. ¬†You can go for long jackets with a slit in the front or at the sides or short cropped jackets for a more casual college look.biba2¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
  • Jeans: One of the most recent trends that has come back from the 90s. I remember wearing my kurtas with jeans in my teenage years. Now the best part about teaming your kurtas with jeans is that you can either go for slim fitted jeans or even go for a casual look by pairing them with a boyfriend jeans or a distressed jeans. Add some joottis or kolhapuris and a jhola and see how you are going to turn numerous heads towards you.

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    Buy it here

There is a certain charm in Indian wear and makes every woman look beautiful in the most comfortable way.It all depends on how you choose the right silhouette according to your body type and how you style them with the right accessories. Long Kurtas make you look leaner and taller. Use this to your best advantage and dance away to glory. Have a diverse collection of kurtas based on fabric and style and stay on top of the ethnic fashion race. One Kurta can give you so many different looks and that’s the beauty of Kurtas.

Which is your favourite way of styling kurtas? Do let me know in the comments section below.

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with BIBA but all the details discussed here is solely mine and not influenced by the brand.

Men’s Casual Summer look |Chambray trend| Face of the Month June 2016

Hello everyone,

I’ve been suffering from a very bad cold since the past week and that’s why I have not been active on my social media or even posting blogs. But finally I decided to get up from the bed and post this look that was supposed to go live a long back.

Nothing will give you that immediate rockstar feel like a chambray shirt because it defines “understated cool”. The chambray shirt is one of those¬†statement pieces that¬†can never go wrong and has¬†made sure it is here to stay.¬†Pick white chinos or joggers¬†for bottoms that look like summer and you are set to look effortlessly¬†fashionable.¬†Colours always incite a certain kind of feeling and perhaps blues remind us of the summer days. Or maybe it‚Äôs because it‚Äôs the easiest colour to match! Whatever it is, blue has been ubiquitous in spring/summer menswear collections.

So here is a look that i have put up for¬†our¬†Face of the Month for June on the blog, Hitesh who happens to be the blog’s official photographer too. He is the man behind for all the beautiful pictures on the blog and one of the reasons for making me look pretty for you all through his pictures. Hehehe

Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend
Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend

Since, he’s too camera shy, it was kind of difficult for me to convince him to do this shoot for me and a lot more difficult for me to make this tall boy pose for the pictures. But I think we did quite a good job and have come up with this simple casual look using a Chambray Shirt from Wills Lifestyle. We have paired the shirt with denim joggers which according to me is one of the best pieces that any guy can own in his wardrobe. Since it’s a summer look, we went for flip flops¬†instead of shoes, but if you like wearing shoes, go for a nice pair of white sneakers or kicks and you can make this look even more stylish.

Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend
Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend

If you are not comfortable experimenting with joggers, you can always go for your good old pair of jeans or even white or beige chinos. You can convert this look into a party look by simply pairing them up with chinos and some brogues. Hitesh likes simple and effortless looks, hence he wanted to stick to this minimal look and he thinks this is something the college-goers can definitely try.

Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend
Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend

I saw this polka dotted chambray shirt at Wills Lifestyle and instantly picked it up¬†for this shoot. They have an amazing Indigo collection and I think you guys should definitely check out their new collection. I have talked about their SS16 collection in my previous post¬†HERE¬†and how their men’s collection truly impressed me.

Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend
Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend
Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend
Summer casual look for men|Chambray trend

Chambray has such a cult status because of its off-duty cool vibe, so keep it simple and cool.¬† Do not try and think too hard about how to style this trend.¬†However you decide to wear it, as long as you keep your look simple you will have that rockstar feel, trust me.¬†Chambray is not just about the shirt. Recently, because of its popularity and versatility, it has expanded into the world of suits. The best part is, it’s a versatile item;¬†By investing in some quality pieces, like a heavy feel shirt and a lighter weight one, you will be¬†covered for every season.¬† Wear it under a coat for an extra layer, or wear it open as a coat itself.

If you own a chambray shirt or would want to own one,¬†how would you style yours? Comment below and let me know and tell me what you think of this month’s face of the month? Would you like to get featured next month? Send me an email at thattripeurbanlife@gmail.com and I will definitely like to get back to you. And don’t forget to check out our social media on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Snapchat(@aishwaryamohan7) because I post mini hauls and reviews there ūüôā

 

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

une 2016

Unveiling the Wills Lifestyle Spring-Summer 2016 Collection

Hola,

Hope none of you are having trouble dealing with the¬†Monday Blues today. I have been having super hectic and troublesome days but somehow trying to stay positive and getting through them. Back to the post for today, a few weeks back, I was invited by Wills Lifestyle for their SS16′ launch in Chennai. This was the first time I ever went for an event at Wills Lifestyle, but was in awe after seeing the beautiful collection they have come up with this year.

Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016- Men's Polo and shorts collection
Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer¬†collection 2016- Men’s Polo and shorts collection
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016- Beautiful maxi dresses from Signature collection
Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer collection 2016- Beautiful maxi dresses from Signature collection
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016

For me, Wills Lifestyle was always a place to buy my formal wears from, but with the spring summer collection this year, they have upped their game for sure. They have collaborated with some amazing and renowned designers from the industry and I got to style 4 models in my favorites from the collection. I wanted to create looks that were appropriate as casual brunch wear as well as those that can be worn to work but something apart from the boring basic colors.

Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016

I styled the male model in a striped pink Polo T-shirt along with black denims which went really well with his white kicks. To match with the casual look, I asked the female model to go for the assymetrical blue dress from Ritu Kumar and a white handbag from the collection. This look was created keeping in mind the scorching summers that we all are facing these days. The silhouettes were amazing and the fabrics used in this collection is super comfortable and wearable even during the day time

Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016

The next two models were styled for more of an office appropriate look or something that can be worn to official parties and events. When it comes to work wear, most of go for basic colors, but i think we can play with colors if styled in a subtle way. I love Nehru jackets and I feel men look so presentable when they wear a jacket like this on top of their shirts. So i gave the model this off-white Nehru jacket to pair it up with the blue formal shirt. I styled the female model in a pretty orange shift dress which I absolutely loved and accessorised it with a white clutch. You can even top it up with a summer blazer to give it a more professional look.

Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Signature collection 2016

The 2016 Spring Summer collection is all about breezy fabrics and summery shades. You will find outfits that are so comfortable once put on. The men’s collection impressed me in every aspect. From the indigo/denim range to their formals, everything was stylish yet comfortable.

Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer collection 2016
Wills Lifestyle Spring/Summer collection 2016

I have three lookbooks coming up soon this week, where i have created looks for both men and women with the signature collection as well as their denim collection. So stay tuned to this space and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated with all the exciting news about latest posts, events and giveaways. And I do mini hauls, behind the scenes from events and launch and reviews on my Snapchat @aishwaryamohan7.

 

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ

10 Must Haves To Glam Up Yourself Anytime

Hello ladies,

It takes a lot of effort to stay young and beautiful. There are a lot of products that claim of giving incredible results after a certain period of usage. A lot of girls are worried about their looks when they move out. Sometimes your skin turns out to be the villain while you go out and sometimes it is the climate. Whatever it be, it is to be taken care that your skin and your looks always are attractive and the best. You can look glamorous anytime if you are keen on using certain specific products while you are on the go. Check out the products that you should own to keep yourself glamorous all the time.

Compact Powder: Compact powder is one of the most essential products that you need to make yourself look perfect anytime. Just dab a little powder on your face with the puff and get a smooth and even finish. Choose the right shade that matches well with your skin color.compact

Buy only branded products and test them initially for any allergy on your skin like itching or rashes and then use it. Carry it along with you whenever you go out. Buy branded compact powder that suits your skin type online from Amazon India, one of the best online stores that is a real hub for any kind of beauty products. They have good and popular brands listed and and sells only skin-friendly products.

Kajal: Beautifying your eyes is very important to enhance your look any time. Draw your eyes with a kajal and work on it extensively to give your look the needed perfection. It is always good to use the waterproof kajal as it stays longer. Work on your lashes as well, highlight them and use eye shadows to make your eyes beautiful and attractive. Eyes convey messages and so make sure you glam it up.kajal

Buy eye liners online. You can check Flipkart for amazing branded eye liners and kajal that can define your eyes more extensively.

Lipstick:  Chapped and dry lips are never attractive. Use lipstick to get rosy lips. But, make sure that you use only relevant colors that suit your skin tone. If you are a fair person, most of the colors will suit you and if you have a dark skin, probably you should prefer using some dark shades that will match your skin tone. Mark your lips with a lip liner and then fill the gap with lipstick evenly. Apply it as and when required. Check out Snapdeal to buy any branded lipstick at a very feasible rate.lipstick

Mascara: As mentioned above, it is important to work on your lashes as they make your look attractive. Use black or even colored mascaras to enlarge them and look big. Give it a touch once in awhile so that it looks good rather than dried and unattractive. So, carry a mascara always in your bag to give your lashes a touch up!

Source: Makeupgeek.com
Source: Makeupgeek.com

BB Cream:  BB Cream is very useful and is a must have product with you anywhere anytime. It acts as a moisturizer, a foundation base and even a sun protector. Apply it evenly on your face and neck and you can feel the difference instantly. After applying the cream, you can dab a little compact and now you can see that your face has got a makeup finish instantly. Make sure to wash your face before applying the cream.

Source: beautylovin.pl
Source: beautylovin.pl

Facial Face Wipes:  Facial Face Wipes can be used to make you feel fresh whenever you feel like you are tired. Wipe them on your face and remove all the dust and impurities. It contains facial essence that can bring glow to your face and gives a facial effect. So, carry them to get you a fresh look instantly.facial wipes

Concealer: Concealer though you cannot use every now and then, use it while you do your makeup, to hide your dark spots and blemishes. Apply it as spots on areas you need to get an even tone and then rub to make it smooth and fine. Then you can continue your makeup and you will be having a smooth and fair skin.

Source: Cosmopolitan.com
Source: Cosmopolitan.com

Liquid Compact:  Liquid compact powder provides rich, luxurious moisture for an evenly fair skin tone. It gives smoother skin with brighter radiance with a perfect matte finish. Apply it if you find the powder not appealing as much as you need it to be. Get a radiant skin instantly with a liquid compact.liquid compact

Lip Gloss: If you do not have a lipstick in hand, make your lips to glow instantly with a lip gloss. The glossy look it gives makes your lips more attractive. Colorless gloss will match with any looks and if you want it a little more highlighted, go for the colored gloss and it will be sufficient to make your lips attractive.lip gloss

Perfume: No matter what you wear and how you look, if you do not smell good, people will frown at you. So it is as important to smell good always whenever you move out. It shouldn’t be a too strong smell nor too low. It should be pleasant and mild and should stay longer so that you smell fresh and good.  So do not forget to make you smell good always.perfume

So, carry these essentials and I’m sure you are going to be a diva any place, any time.

 

Till then stay awesome ūüėÄ