Tag: fashion

Summer Outfits

When we say summer outfits, all we can think about is the easy breezy clothes that feels like nothing on the skin. When we say easy breezy does not mean mundane or boring, they can be stylish too. Take your pick from the styles below.

  1. Shorts :

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Shorts are the first ones to come to our mind. Shorts does not have to be dedicated for beaches, you can team it up with a well fitted blazer for those casual brunch meetings.

2. Culottes:

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Who can forget these airy, comfortable pants. You can team them up with a crop top and a blazer or go casual with just an oversized tee or go formal with well fitted blouse or shirt. Take a hint from the ladies above.

3. Summer Dresses:

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Florals,Prints, maxis,little dresses in bright colors or Pastels. When it comes to dresses there is a wide variety. You can pick according to your comfort and stay calm.

4. Skirts :

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Who can go wrong with the long skirts. You can pick your fabric and team them up with a tee or tank tops or even a cotton blouse.

5. Kurtis with Palazzos:

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As much as I love wearing shorts and dresses, by the end of the day I love Indian wear. They are so versatile if you are open to bit of experimenting. The place where i live is a bit conservative, so I prefer wearing Indian outfits. Wearing just the kurta,salwar everyday can be a bit frustrating, so I usually team up kurtis with Palazzos or the Culottes. They not only amp up the style quotient, they can be ever so comfortable.

6. Kurtis with Skirts :

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I love wearing long skirts, especially the cotton ones. I usually wear them with a cotton blouse or a tank top and scarf. After moving back to my hometown with the limited options in clothing I started teaming them with long kurtis.And they have become my comfort wear ever since. They are ethnic, comfortable without compromising on the style.

7. Sarees: cottonsarees

Sarees!!! The Never ending Love story. I love wearing sarees. I have seen only sarees around while growing up. So many varieties, so many fabrics,so many styles. The list never ends. I personally believe every  Girl looks her best in a saree. I usually wear them on sundays to the church or just whenever feel like it. I usually prefer wearing cotton ones of the fabrics locally bought. With the right blouse you can don a saree anytime you want.

Hope you like my Compilation of summer Outfits. In my next post I will talk about the Summer fabrics. I would love to hear your personal favorite in the comments.

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Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming cleanser

Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming cleanser : Thorough cleansing with long lasting oil control for the deepest feeling clean.

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Price : Rs 95/- for 50 g

White thick creamy texture.

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It cleanses well. You can actually feel the skin is like squeaky clean.

It does not dry our the skin.

I use this Cleanser when I am outdoors whole day long.

I dont think it works the best for dry skin.

if you have Oily skin this one is for you.

Maybelline Baby Lips

One product I don’t leave my house without. I have the tinted one in my bag and the non tinted at home.

I am sure most of you have already tried out these products and they have a good range of products.

Price : Ranges from Rs. 110/- to variable. Depending on the flavour.

Till date i have tried almost all the products available here in the market.

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Maybelline color is the tinted one. It is a deep maroon shade but once applied it gives a nice tint to the lips.

Maybelline Antioxidant berry is the non tinted balm.

Once applied it stays for a really longtime.

Non sticky and it does not melt in hot climates.

So absolute travel friendly.

Things to remember while applying Face Pack

You decide to write something and something else pops up and end up writing something else. That is my story for today.

I wanted to write the reviews and then thought of doing DIY’s and this is what I ended up writing. Lets get on with it.

Things to remember before applying Face pack:

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Clean your face and gently scrub the face.

Pick a face pack according to your needs.

Apply Thin coat/thick coat of the pack evenly all over the face. You can apply this using the brush or clean fingers.

Things to remember after applying Face Pack:

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Lie down and relax.

Do not excercise/do anything strenuous while the face pack is on.

Apply the cotton buds soaked in icewater/rosewater/thin cucumber slices.

Do not let the pack dry completely.

To remove the pack from the face,Soak the face towel in the water and pat it on the face and gently wipe off the pack.

Repeat the same till you clean the face pack.

And wash off with the cold water and wipe it with a cotton cloth.

Apply the toner followed by a Good Moisturiser.

Hope these tips will help you get the maximum benefits of the face packs at home.

Oil Cleansing Method

What is Oil Cleansing Method?

In Asia, it is a common and well known method to use oil to remove make up or even moisturize the skin. We, from very long time believe that massaging the face with oils not only moisturize but also reduces fine lines, wrinkles, thickens the eye brows and eye lashes. Growing up, I have seen most of the people i know using coconut oil to remove the heavy make up from their faces easily. Though I knew this method from longtime, I always stayed away from this, as I already have super oily skin. After Reading about it alot (There is an entire website dedicated for the OCM) I thought i would give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. So, Lets see What is the right way to do OCM.

Using Natural oils in a particular ratios to clean the face helps to remove dirt, impurities, dead skin and even stubborn water-proof makeup. The science behind it is oil cuts oil, oil dissolves oil, so according to this if you have oily skin, you can still practice and benefit from this method.

The oils used:

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Castor oil (Primary oil)

Extra virgin Olive Oil, Sunfloweroil, Grape seed oil, safflower oil, Jojoba oil or any vegetable oil.

You can also add few drops of Essential oils like tea tree oil.(optional)

Right Blend:

For oily Skin : 3 parts castor oil and 5 parts of any secondary oil of your choice.

For normal skin : 2 parts castor oil and 5 parts of any secondary oil of your choice.

For Dry Skin: 1 part castor oil and 6 parts of any secondary oil of your choice.

Castor oil is little drying so oily skin needs more than the dry skin. You can vary the blending ratios according to your skin needs.

Why Castor Oil ?

Castor oil has great deep cleansing properties and cleans the pores which the regular cleansers could not do. It also has the ability to remove any oil like sebum from the skin.

Secondary Oils: As castor oil is thick in consistency these oils are mostly used to make it thinner. These oils also moisturize the skin.

How To Do?

  • The right time to do OCM is prior to night sleep.
  • Pour desired amount of oil onto your palm and rub your hands to make it warm and apply on to your face
  • Now gently massage the oil in circular motions for about 2 mins.
  • While massaging, use this time to relax and take deep breaths.
  • Now take a wash cloth or a clean cloth, soak it in the warm water and cover the face with it. This helps the pores to open and the oil carrying impurities can be cleaned easily.
  • Repeat it 2- 3 times. Do not rub the face with the cloth. Gently wipe it.

If you find the skin too dry, you can apply a small amount of the same oil or you can follow the toning and moisturizing routine.

Note:

  • Some may find castor oil too drying and irritating the skin, you can use any other natural oil that suits you.
  • It is natural for the skin to take time to adjust. Meanwhile, you can alter the blending ratios accordingly.
  • Make sure your skin is wiped off all the oil to avoid break outs.
  • You can use this method everyday or on alternate days till your skin gets adjusted.

Try this and let me know what are the oils you use and how it works for you. 🙂

Neutrogena Body Lotion – Norwegian Formula

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Price : Rs. 399/- for 250 ml. (Rs.50/- off at Health and Glow stores in Bangalore).

They have a story printed at the back of the bottle about how the Norwegian formula came up. “It started with Norwegian Fishermen. Faced with some of the harshest, coldest weather on earth,they used a formula that delivers concentrated levels of glycerin to dry, chapped skin providing immediate and lasting relief”. I just had to write that.

Coming to my experience, I can say this is my current favorite in Body lotions. It comes in a standard Neutrogena bottles with flip cap.

  • Little is required compared to other Body Lotions.
  • Absorbs quickly.
  • Skin is moisturized and stay that way for more than 8 hrs.
  • A very mild and pleasant fragrance.

Last Word: A definite buy. A good value for money. Little goes a long way. 🙂