10 Awesome Ways To Layer Up This Winter

10 Awesome Ways To Layer Up This Winter

So it’s that time of the year again when you need to pile up clothes. With winters comes the dreaded feeling of looking just like an Eskimo. But just because it’s cold, does not mean that we need to simply resign ourselves to give up on fashion and style, it only means that we need to be a little more creative while dressing up.

Actually, it is all about figuring out a way to keep warm and still look good. We just feel like wrapping ourselves up in blankets and sweatshirts during winters. So, it can be quite difficult to work out an outfit which is stylish and warm. This is where layering helps us.

There’s a huge reason why layering is becoming such a big trend these days. It is the most practical solution when its nail-biting cold outside. So, don’t hesitate to pile up on layers.

Layering is just teaming up different clothes for creating a cosy yet cool look which also looks effortless.

Theoretically, it is very simple, just add a sweater on a top, team up a dress with a blazer or simply wear tights and boots under a dress. But, if you are up for taking it to another level, then these tips would be helpful to you.

Layering the chunky sweater

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Team up a chunky sweater with a long sleeve top for a stylish layered look. A pair of distressed denim would just compliment the look.

Dressing up in thin layers

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Well, keeping warm does not necessarily mean you need to put on thick layers. Assorted layers of body hugging knits and a warm scarf can also keep you cosy. Add a thin belt to style the layers and you are all set.

Make a plain white pullover more interesting

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Make your white pullover riveting by wearing it over your favourite plaids. Let the sleeves and collar peep out to add details to the look.

Style it with shawl

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Essentially it works like a quilt, but it is not restricted to your couch. A shawl can be easily styled over a blazer or a pullover without bulking your arms.

Additional benefit- you can ditch it as and when you feel like.

Add warmth to your cropped sweater

 

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Just wear your cropped sweater over a button up to make it warmer.

Give a new avatar to the lace dress

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Who said dresses are not for winters? A bit of ingenious thinking and you can come up with several ways of sporting a dress even during winters. Layer an oversize pullover over the lace dress to give it a skirt kind of look. Add tights and gum boots to keep warm and you just gave a new life to your dress.

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Another way of wearing your summer dress is to add a cardigan to it and wear tights and boots. You just created an easy thermal look.

Good things about leather

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The good thing about leather is that it keeps warm even though it’s not so thick. Just combine a pair of leather leggings with a sweater or a long coat to make your legs look toned and long.

Loose sweater over loose top- the perfect combo

 

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Let things loose! Slip into a loose top and layer it with a loose sweater and skinny jeans.

High socks under boots

 

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Need extra warmth? Just wear your high socks over the leggings and then put your high boots on. Let the temperature drop baby!

Long sweater over a dress

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You know what! I feel that we can wear our dresses more often in winters than in summers. There are so many ways of uniting them with the thermals.

Wear a long cardigan over a dress and tights and you are winter ready.

So, these are some offhand yet swanky ways of dressing in layers that can keep you warm and up to the minute at the same time.

Happy winters!

 

5 Must-have Pants In Every Woman’s Closet

5 Must-have Pants In Every Woman’s Closet

There are certain items which you need absolutely ready in your wardrobe. They are the staple for your closet, they are must haves, irrespective of your style- they are the closet essentials.

To be a closet essential, an item of clothing should be versatile and good in quality. In short it must be a 10/10.

One of the most cardinal wardrobes must have is a pair of pants. But, being grown up women, it’s a good idea to own more than just the basic pair of denim. So we have summed up the 5 must have pants which every woman’s closet must proudly own. See if you have them, if not start collecting them today! Anyways it’s new year, so you must be definitely in a full blown closet cleaning mode right? So why not stuff it with the right things?

Denims

Yes, of course, the first participant on our list is our beloved pair of denim. I’m pretty sure that all you fashionistas must be having a lot of denim. But, there has to one basic pair of pieces of denim which can be teamed up with anything and everything. It can be dark wash denim, medium wash denim or no wash denim. But, a closet without denim is no less than a graveyard trust me! Have a pair which fits you well and is super comfortable. It should be the one that you can just pull out even in the dark.

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Black trousers

As essential as denim, a pair of black trousers is another must have for every diva. After all, you can’t go for an interview in a pair of denim? Also, you can’t attend a meeting in floral pants, can you?

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Red pants

Red pants are important because many a times you just don’t feel like putting the blue skin on. Sometimes, you want to have a complete makeover of your outfit. At such instances, the red pants would come handy. You can experiment a lot with them. You can wear a monochrome top with them, you can add a floral top to them or you can just wear a white top with them. You can easily accessorize them up without overdoing it.

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Floral pants

Florals are elegant, florals are stylish. Floral pants have been a huge hit this season. Actually, they are the favorite of women in all the seasons. In case you need some cues for styling them, well just look out of your window. Every second girl you’ll see on the street would be Wanting them. They would even work for the office. Yes! You can add a blazer and pumps to them and they work appropriate too.

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Coloured pants

Well, these might not feature on every wardrobe essentials list, but I think even they are essential for a woman’s wardrobe. They can be easily dressed up and down, hooked up with anything and can be worn for any occasion even for the dressy events. You can have them in rainbow colors like yellow, green, pink, blue, orange and a lot of other colors.

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So, peep into your closet and see if you have all these pants safe or not. If yes, then you are all geared up for the season.

 

Meet Radhika Kowtha Rao – Finding Happiness Beyond 9 To 5!

Meet Radhika Kowtha Rao – Finding Happiness Beyond 9 To 5!

Fondly known as Rads on the social networks, Radhika Kowtha is like any other woman. She is a mother of three, has a heart overflowing with hope and, dreams in her eyes for herself and for every single person she comes across.

To elaborate more about Rads, she is a dancer, a blogger, and a cyclist. She says, “I just put things together. And that is the best way of describing my work. People say that I suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder as I don’t really stick to one single path.”

Let’s begin from the beginning

She was just an introvert, shy little girl who was brought up in Madras, India. She attended a catholic institute, aspiring to become a doctor but she didn’t. Instead, she went to the Optometry School and did quite well there. She got through a few Optometry Schools in US also. But, the visas didn’t work out. So, her parents decided to marry her and she agreed. She moved to USA in 1997 with 2 kids.

“After the school programmes”, “Education of girl child” and “Saris for Education” are some causes for which she’s putting her life heart and soul. At present she is trying to contribute her bit to her native state of Tamil Nadu by collecting and sending supplies to the country.

Over the past few years, she’s made herself an integral part of the field of education. She’s trying her best to do whatever she can for various causes. She actively participates in the after school programmes at her kids’ school. This is where she got started and realised that she can make an impact with her work.

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She is absolutely passionate about whatever she does and she thinks that’s the best way of inspiring people to give their support for any cause. She says that the only and the best way of letting others see and support your vision is to be extremely excited about it yourself. There are chances that they would come into your place, and the cause might excite them as well and they might act on it too.

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One of the initiatives of Rads this year includes the “Sari for education”. The idea clicked her when she saw the “100 saree pact” doing the rounds on social media which approached women and encouraged them to put on saree and share their story behind their saree.  She went a step further and added an element to it wherein people could touch a demographic group which could also enjoy the tangible benefits of this pact.

So, every single time she wears a saree, she keeps some money aside. Thus, when the year comes to a conclusion, she has a good amount in her kitty to donate towards education of girl child.

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But, the path was not easy for Rads. Some people said that it was all just to gain publicity. She lost her friends and she even lost her writing regime to a certain extent. But, it also opened new doors and bestowed upon her some new relationships. Now, she totally enjoys the ride.

When times are tough, become tougher

US life made Radhika independent and self-reliable which is very important for facing challenges. As labor is really expensive and there is no good networking with family in the US, it is difficult for women to work and manage a home. But, Radhika learnt it all by juggling a lot.

With 2 daughters, Rads had to give up on her dream of becoming a doctor (which was a heartbreaking decision for her father). Instead, she pursued MS in Information Systems. For some time, she was designated as a Data Analyst. But, when her third child was born, she switched to blogging. Her blog is 9 years old now and it helps her interact with and learn from other women.

Keep your head and spirits high

In 2009, Radhika underwent multiple surgeries as she had torn cartilages in her knees. Overcoming it was not easy for her. It took a lot of effort to bring her life to normal again. But she came out of it stronger.

The therapy and winters were cruel. 3 months of complete dependency on crutches made her wish to change her situation herself. So, she took up cycling. She approached the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and really pushed hard. Initially, it was a little difficult but gradually she got a hang of it.

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Radhika firmly believes in the Latin saying “Age quod agis” which means that “Do well all that you do”. She does not wait for people’s approval. She heads towards her goal which makes her happy and much more focussed.

 

Eight Ways To Winterize Your Skirts

Eight Ways To Winterize Your Skirts

Skirts! Do you also feel the pain seeing your skirts crawling deep inside your closets and disappearing with onset of winters? If yes, then cheer up girl. There are certain classy ways of styling and flaunting your skirts even during winters.

The temperature may drop down to even zero outside, but still you can put on your favorite skirts. By just adding some layers, some boots or sweaters, you can winterize your skirts with endless possibilities. Actually skirts are quite versatile in that regard. In fact, if styled carefully, skirts can look way better in their winter avatar than the summer’s one. So let’s have a look at some of super trendy ways of styling your skirts during winters.

Pairing the skater skirts

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Skater skirts are undoubtedly the most versatile of them all. So, you can play around with them a lot. All you need is a pair of comfy tights and you are good to go.

The best way of wearing your skater skirt and not being frostbitten is to wear it with tights, a sweater and a hat. You can wear oxford shoes with it to add a peppy vibe to the whole look.

Leather boots

High leather boots can never go wrong in winters. They not just keep the legs warm, but they also add a very good texture to the whole look. So you can wear your favorite skirt with high boots. Even the most basic pair of high boots looks classy.

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Oversize sweater

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Ditch tucking your oversize sweater and let your it flow over your skirt. Just add the ankle boots to look stunningly gorgeous.

Leather jacket

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Leather jacket does not always give you that tough biker babe look. It can also look elegant and strong if paired with the right skirt and pumps.

Sweater and sneakers

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If you like to sport a  casual look, then you can just pull out the most basic pullover from your wardrobe and pair it with your skater skirt. Add the casual sneakers for a carefree look.

Mini skirt

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Yes girl you heard it right! Mini skirt can also see the sunlight during winters. Bold colored top with mini skirt makes a killer combination. Isn’t it?

Beanie and turtle neck

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For less cold days, drop your tights and go for thigh high boots. Add a turtleneck and beanie and you are all set to make all the heads turn.

Layer it up

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For the extremely cold days, add a lot of layers. High socks, boots, tights, jacket and checked shirt will give you a toughened look.

So just rack your brains a bit to style your skirt in phenomenal ways. Happy winters!

Bollywood Divas And Their Mean Machines!

Bollywood Divas And Their Mean Machines!

In the past, it has always been about ‘the men and their cars…’ but we have come a long way to change the clichés. The new crop (and not so new) of Bollywood Divas have paved their way into what used to be a male-dominated territory – first it was the films, the fame and now, the mean machines!

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Today our B-town divas are the proud owners of some of the most expensive cars of the world. From Maruti Gypsy, Audis to Bentley, these ladies have it all! As it has been rightly said, “Why should boys have all the fun!”

Piggy Chops’ Royce Ghost and the PINK HARLEY DAVIDSON!

 

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The first name in our list is definitely Pigee Chops. With a national award and a lot of recognition for her work, she also has some of the most luxurious cars to her name. The most recent one added to her collection, an exclusive mean machine, is the Rolls Royce Ghost. With this, she has also become the very first actress to buy a Rolls Royce in Bollywood. In addition to this Rolls Royce, PC has proved that she truly doesn’t fear anything when she purchased a Pink Harley Davison bike!

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Some of her other priced wheels include Mercedes Benz E class, BMW-7 and Porsche Cayenne.

Katrina Kaif and her love for Audi

 

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And she not just competes with Piggy Chops on screen, but, she also competes with her in real life when it comes to owning some of the most luxurious cars in town. Katrina has a collection of worldly Audi SUVs which is simply magnificent. She has SUV Q7, Audi’s flagship car and its youthful sibling, Audi Q3 in her garage.

Also, for her love for the brand, she would be launching 5 new variants of the car, so we might be able to see a lot of new wheels in her garage soon.

Anushka Sharma drives her range Rover in vogue

 

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The bubbly Anushka Sharma likes driving in her notable range Rover Vogue. But, with BF Virat Kohli buying the limited edition of Audi R8 LMX, we may see the actress accompanying him in the new German car.

Deepika Padukone and her Audi series

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Like her counterparts, Deepika Padukone is also in love with German cars. An Audi Q7 and a charismatic BMW series 5 is what she drives in. With so many new projects in the pipeline, we may see a lot of new luxury cars also adding to her mean machine collection.

Shilpa Shetty’s high-end station wagon

 

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Along with being the boss of  the IPL teams, the yummy mummy also owns some exquisite cars. The 2 most absolute cars that she owns are Lamborghini Gallardo and Bentley Continental.

Kangna Ranaut’s BMW Phantom

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It’s said that talent brings a lot of perks and it has been proved quite right for this curly haired beauty. She recently acquired a sparkling BMW series 7 which is one of the flagship cars of the German car maker.

Sonakshi Sinha and her suave BMW

 

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Undoubtedly, in a very short span of time, Sonakshi Sinha has bagged a lot of fame and popularity with her acting skills and bubbly nature. There couldn’t be a better way of celebrating this success than buying a swanky ride. She’s bought herself a BMW series 5 Gran Turismo which is amongst the most celebrated BMWs in the country.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Audi Delight

 

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When it’s about style, the former Miss World tops the list. So how could she not feature on this list too? The Bachchan Bahu is a huge fan of rides by Mercedes-Benz, but she also moves in an Audi A8L. Other splendid rides of the actress include Mini Cooper which is the favorite of her daughter too.

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Lexus LX 470

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Nawab’s begum always tries to be very different with her alternatives and this can be easily seen in the rides she owns. She has a Lexus LX470 in her name which is a rarely seen mean machine amongst the Indian celebs.

Salivating, much?

 

Fun, Simple And Stunning Nail Art Ideas

Fun, Simple And Stunning Nail Art Ideas

Is getting a manicure one of your favourite activities? If yes, then you are going to love this blog!

Good nails are as important as good clothes. This festive season don’t just dress up cool but even do up your nails with beautiful nail art options!

But I really don’t like troubling my pocket for this one every time. So I looked up Google baba for inspiration and found some really cool and really DIY nail art ideas. The best part is you don’t need any specific tools for these designs nor you need to be an artist. Simple and easy nail art which you can do even sitting on a camel.

Add shimmer and shine to your nails!

 

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As you can see how easy this nail art design is, you can create it for Diwali. Easy to do but astounding to look at. All you need is black and golden nail paint and translucent cello tape.

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Ever thought bobby pins could do such magic to your nails?

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Beauty lies in simplicity

 

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As easy as it looks. Just a little bit of concentration and voila, you have a masterpiece!

 

For the busy bee

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You easily get these nail art pens in the market. With the help of a nail art pen, you can create wonders on your nails.

 

Water marble nails art

Do you know you can create beautiful marble nail art designs with water and nail paint? Watch the videos to find out.

Checks and plaids

 

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Like the colours of the rainbow

Try out this lovely rainbow nail art this Diwali.

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Elegance personified

 

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Make headlines

Are you ready to hit the headlines? Just watch the video and learn this very easy nail art technique. So pull out the newspapers from the trash and embellish your nails:

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Waiting for Christmas?

 

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So, as you saw you do not need to really be an artist for these simple and easy nail arts. All you need is the right mood and the right attitude to painting your nails creatively and to flaunt them efficiently. Good luck!

Must Have Kurtas For This Festive Season!

Must Have Kurtas For This Festive Season!

Diwali is almost here! Before you get busy in the earnest with gifting, shopping for family and making all those mouth-watering goodies, you need to finalise your look for the D-day, i.e. Diwali day! If you can’t compromise on gifts or home decor, how can you forget about your own look?

Below is a bunch of exclusive festival edition kurtas you may work upon for putting together the perfect looks.

A Classy Affair

 

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Diwali is a festival which is celebrated with lights and brings a lot of brightness in our lives. So it is needless to say that you should keep your clothing also as bright as possible. Put your hands on this sky blue knee sweeping kurta and the block heels. How can a kurta look good without a pair of ethnic jhumkas? And of course the golden clutch is a must have for this look.

Let’s paint it red

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Whenever it is about some major occasion, red is considered to be the most propitious color. And there can’t be a better shade of red than this winsome kurta. To not to miss the bling factor, just add these extant earrings to your outfit and be ready to grab the eyeballs.

Dexterous duo

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Red and gold are the most coherent shades when put together. Grab this very elemental ethnic kurta and add a lot of gold to it with the jhumkas and the heels, and shine brighter than the Diwali lights.

Off-center Modus Operandi

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Palazzo pants are really making it big amongst the fashionistas. So, how can you be left behind? Go for this very cultured palazzo and the easy-peasy pink kurta. Just accessorize your look with the matching golden earrings and clutch and you are all set to nail it.

Monarch of urbanity

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As I already mentioned kurtas are one of the most versatile outfits for women, they can make you sparkle for any occasion. Even this plain and weight less kurta can make you look come-hither if produced properly. Also, the way you carry it is important for its presentation. Wear it with these imposing heels and hold the pink clutch. The green-golden danglers are just imperative to make you the perfect selfie face for the evening.

For the Boho Chic

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Remember Deepika’s boho look for Tamasha’s promotions? It is simply mesmerizing.  Isn’t it? Try the same look with this charismatic kurta. The bohemian neck piece will just make the ensemble look effortless and chic.

So, if you have that little tricky instinct for dressing up, you can play around a lot with these very simple but very decorous kurtas to come up with homicide looks. A good way of enjoying the festival in the most homely outfits.

 

10 Stunning Taash Party Looks To Outshine The Competition!

10 Stunning Taash Party Looks To Outshine The Competition!

And Diwali is just round the corner, and the festivities have begun with a bang! It’s time to enjoy the lights, the food, the parties and the efforts we have all put in for the preparations.

The best event that I really enjoy this part of the year is the pre-Diwali cards party. It is a wonderful opportunity to have good fun with friends, indulge in crazy gossip and to dress to kill. To ensure everyone goes gaga over your outfit, you really need to step up your style quotient!

So, we present to you some awe inspiring and exclusive Taash party looks  to make you look stunning and beguiling this Diwali:

Maxi fever

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With maxi being so much in vogue, it would be totally injustice to not to make it a part of the Diwali celebrations. And there can’t be a better occasion than a Taash party to flaunt it. Just pick this most basic maxi dress and style it cleverly with the multi-color jacket, matching pumps and orange clutch. Trust me people would be much more interested in your outfit than their cards.

The contemporary diva

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I think going contemporary is the safest option when it is about an ethnic but a crazy event with friends or family. Want to steal all the glam of the show, then you ought to make this brown dress yours. Team it up with the brown wedges and the gold-red danglers will just add that oomph factor to the whole look.

Elegance in simplicity

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Simplicity is the best accessory that makes a woman look elegant. All you need here is this multi-color kurta and red kolhapuris. Too simple? Just add the tribal silver earrings and you are all set to rock the party. Let your beautiful smile do the rest of the job.

The magic of contrasts

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When you really want to draw attention in the room, opt for contrasts. Put this knee sweeping blue kurta on and slip into the orange pumps. The oversized maang tika will give you that celeb style look which will lift up your spirit. A multi-colored clutch will complete your look!

Monochrome magic

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As it has been rightly said when in doubt wear black! So when you can’t decide what to wear for the taash party, just go for this black suit and black pumps. No, no we are not going to keep it so plain! To make this basic black suit look ravishingly beautiful, add the red stone-embellished chandbaalis and the red clutch. Believe me, red, black and gold is a killer combination.

The desi girl

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Up for receiving loads of compliments? Yes, that’s exactly what’s going to happen when you will drape this gorgeous black saree with a silver border. The silver pumps and silver earrings will give the right amount of bling to the ensemble. Go a little offbeat and hold a multicolor clutch with it and get ready to make everyone go green with jealousy!

Diwali must haves

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There are certain essentials for a taash party which are a must for every fashionista. Like this gold clutch which would easily adjust itself with any outfit. The occult set of green earrings and green bangle can be worn with any shade present on the color pallet. And if you are ready for some experimenting you may exhibit the lovely pink dupatta with a black suit, a golden palazzo, a green kurta or anything else.

The bling story

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For me, gold is the color of festivals. I think it gives that feeling of festivities and brightens up the mood. So, I think for people for whom gold is a dear color, these golden pumps, golden earrings with a hint of blue and the multicolour clutch with a golden background are the festival must haves.

Bold and beautiful

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If red is your favorite color then you can’t miss this one.  The red ankle sweeping kurta and the black high heels are a perfect combination. Keep your accessories restricted to the oversized earrings. Complete the look with the gold clutch and have fun at the taash party.

The chic style

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This is the latest trend that our Btown divas are flaunting and they are doing it for a reason. The long skirt looks magnificent with a crop top. To make the pastel outfit shine in the daylight just wear the golden earrings and a golden bracelet. A matching clutch is a must here.

So with these very ethnic yet very debonair looks, you can make a lot of eyebrows go towards heaven.

Wish you a very happy and safe Diwali.

Pre-Diwali Routine To Make Your Skin GLOW Like A FIRECRACKER!

Pre-Diwali Routine To Make Your Skin GLOW Like A FIRECRACKER!

 

And my favourite festival is here! For some people Diwali means crackers, lights and cleaning of the house but for me it means loads of sweets, food and shopping. I start preparing for it months before it is actually round the corner. So technically by the time it’s actually time to start the preparations, I’m already half way through.

So as we all know how much pollution, dust and sun we are exposed to during the festive season, we need to be harnessed with easy as pie and breakneck methods of keeping up the glow of our skin.

 

Insensate your sweet tooth

It might look like a very cruel advice for the festive season but it is important to keep the consumption of sweets in control. An over dosage of fried and sugary foods can lead to breakouts, weight gains, dull looking skin and a lot of allergies too.

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All this happens mainly due to artificial flavoring and coloring which happens in the production of the sweet meat. So, just try to have only small portions of your favorite sweets no matter how tempting they are. Also try to be more regular with fresh fruit juices so that your skin glows more than the crackers on Diwali.

Cleanliness is next to glowy-ness

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Make sure you thoroughly wash your face 4-5 times in a day. Go for a soap free cleanser which hydrates your skin if its dry. Do not forget to tone and moisturize the skin thereafter. Using the homemade scrubs can be the best technique here. You may constitute almonds, oatmeal, or rava in some milk and honey for exfoliating the skin. Use the scrub 3 times a week. Gently rub it on your face for minimum 5 minutes and then wash your face with some warm water. Also, remember to properly remove all your makeup once you are back home. Never ever dream with your makeup on.

Hydrate your skin!

Dryness is the biggest betrayer of the skin. In order to keep your skin away from this evil which is invited by a change in the climate and a drop in humidity in the atmosphere, just keep it sufficiently hydrated. Pick up a water based moisturizer and apply it 2-3 times a day and the water therapy is of course has its own benefits.

Keep moving!

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With an extremely busy schedule wherein you need to shop, socialize, clean your house, attend pre Diwali parties; you shouldn’t compromise with your health and your body. Do not break your workout routine so that you do not regret later on once the festive season is over. It will also help you save a lot of makeup as your skin will glow naturally.

Be out of the way of crackers

Crackers emit smoke as they have very high content of cordite as well as magnesium in them. So they are as much harmful to the skin as they are to the environment. These emissions and fumes settle in the skin and hamper it in a number of ways. They cause irritating reactions, allergies as well as chemical burns. Try to be as eco friendly as possible and stay away from them.

Instant cures

Just in case if you get a burn, on your skin just wash the affected area as soon as possible with cold water till the burning tickling goes away. Apply some antiseptic cream for immediate relief and consult your doctor if it is severe.

 

Follow the folklore

It is an ages old practice to take a bath on the morning of Diwali after applying the paste of grounded till (sesame) seeds, milk and almonds onto your body and then scrub thoroughly. All these elements have rich quantity of oils which hydrate the skin. They help in exfoliating the dead skin cells and stimulating the blood-circulation which gives a fresh look to the skin.

Just keep it in mind that nothing can make your festival happier than a glowing and healthy skin and a good body. So just find some time between shopping, cleaning and socializing for yourself and care for your skin and body.

Have a healthy, happy & safe festive season!

Revamp your room / home in budget with these DIYs

Revamp your room / home in budget with these DIYs

You know the process of doing up your home is never technically over. Just when we think that now our house looks just perfect something new or some inventive idea catches our attention. And with me the thing is that until and unless I incorporate it in my house I run here and there like a freak.

There are a lot of things that can be worked into something totally breathtaking and different for the house. Like you may use some old dupattas or sarees for making colorful curtains, you may hang your old laundry baskets on the wall for stockpiling your towels. And like this there are a lot of fun ways of doing up your home while still being on a budget. In fact you don’t even need to spend for some of them.

Benefits they have? Well, you save a lot of money, your contribution will give you a feeling of contentment and you would feel even more connected with your house.

Let’s have a look at some of these very expressive and ingenious ideas.

Capture your memories in the jars

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http://www.topdreamer.com/43-diy-interesting-and-useful-ideas-for-your-home/

 

 

We all use glass jars for something or the other. You would definitely have a huge family of these jars which you must have stored in the safest place possible in your house to be reused sometime. Well now it’s time to show them some sunlight.

Bring out different sizes jars and just shove your memories in them. A really cool and effortless way of decorating the photo booth of your house!

An organizer for your beauty essentials

http://www.diyncrafts.com/1805/home/top-58-most-creative-home-organizing-ideas-and-diy-projects
http://www.diyncrafts.com/1805/home/top-58-most-creative-home-organizing-ideas-and-diy-projects

 

You know what it just exasperates me to the core to swim through my make up box because it is so cluttered that I have to look for things like a maniac. To save us all from this trauma there is this uber cool idea.

Just buy an organizer from the market and divide it into sections and store your beauty essentials in it.

Hanged till used

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http://www.diyncrafts.com/1805/home/top-58-most-creative-home-organizing-ideas-and-diy-projects

Every time I reach the drawer in my kitchen to grab a knife I’m scared of cutting my hand. So, to keep knives safe just hang them on the magnetic strip. They might have to struggle a bit as they would be hung all day but then it is all about survival of the fittest. ;D

Photo murals

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http://www.brit.co/diy-dorm-decor/

Does the sound of drilling holes in the wall make your heart sink for various reasons? Do not worry. You can still make your house rock. Just grab hold of these photo murals, which make the room look bigger and make a statement too.

Mirror mirror on the wall

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http://www.brit.co/diy-dorm-decor/

 

I don’t know why but I have a feeling that if your mirror looks good it makes you also look good every time you peep into it for some compliments. All you need is the egg cartons. So just bribe your egg delivery boy and take a few egg cartons from him. Cutting out these beautiful flowers out of them wouldn’t be difficult for you right? Just paint a few and leave the rest to their natural look. Your beautiful mirror is ready.

The gorgeous shelf

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http://www.brit.co/diy-dorm-decor/

With a color splash you may turn an old and boring wooden box into a lovely hanging shelf. Place a few obsolete or antique things on it to give it a retro look.

Storing heels with love

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http://www.brit.co/diy-dorm-decor/

 

If you are a shoes freak like me, then this one will really help you. You definitely don’t like your shoes spread all over the floor no matter how much you love them right?

But, in case you have a space crunch in your room, just turn the cliche shoes boxes into these funky stash options. Click the pictures of your shoes and stick on top of the box. They will look so good that you can even keep them at your bedside and use them as a lectern.

Bathroom organizer

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http://www.brit.co/diy-dorm-decor/

 

Wouldn’t you feel amazing if you wake up to a cool looking bathroom? It would pep your spirit and give you a reason to wake up early. You may take help of your carpenter or even make it yourself and store your bathroom supplies in it.

So these are some of the really easy and really simple do it yourself creative’s with the help of which you can give a personalized touch to your house.