Guilt-free indulgence: Chocolate face mask

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Chocolate…Who doesn’t love this delight??? It keeps me craving for more, more and more! If the very thought of biting into a piece of chocolate makes you happy, then how about toppling it all over your face? Psychology says that the very aroma of chocolate stimulates the emotional ‘feel-good’ centers of the brain.

Chocolates are full of antioxidants which preserve your youth and beauty by fighting free radicals from hurting collagen – a protein which imparts elasticity to our skin, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin and helps in renewal of skin cells.

Then why not smoothen this guilt- free indulgence that imparts a healthy glow to your skin and that too when it is available at the ease of your home. These exotic beauty treatments in a saloon can weigh heavy on pocket! I bring to you a simple yet effective DIY face mask-

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Mix 1 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa powder with 2 tsp egg white(less or more depending upon the consistency of the mixture). The concoction should be thick enough to slather on face and it shouldn’t drip. Apply it to your face and relax for about 30 minutes till it dries completely. Wash off to see the radiant you! Apply the regular moisturizer after that and you are ready to go.

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Along with the benefits of chocolate, the egg white in this mask will help tighten your skin to erase the fine lines and also improve the skin tone.

I had a splendid experience indulging in this chocolate face pack.

Experience it, to believe it :)

Don’t forget to share your experience!



Fancy up your topknot bun!

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These days everyone’s wearing topknots…your tresses piled up expertly on top! Look to celebs for inspo. Gone are the days when due to the holy heat and steaming hot whether people used to tie up their hair. Everyone is sporting a top bun here and then irrespective of the occasion or season. The entire fashion bandwagon has been following and sporting this look since a long time. But this juncture what my concern is, to give a twist to a normal topknot by adding glitz to your bun instead of sloppily throwing your hair into it.

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Take the trend to a new level by just wrapping a bandana around your top bun or by braiding a scarf in your hair and tying them in a bun. The market in these times is full of hair accessories…be it a fancy bobby bin, attractive hair bands or pretty hair bows. Go grab one now or take that scarf out lying in a dingy corner of your cupboard which is not being used since some time and make some use out of it to turn heads.

So, no more a top bun will be reserved for days spent in sweatpants in front of TV. From classy and sleek to casual and messy, this hairdo is here to stay if accessorised playfully.

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You’ll definitely grab all eyeballs with your fancied up version of topknot-yippee!

Have fun Gals! :)

Boot tribes

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Ditch your open toe and strappy sandals for winter boots! It’s finally time to let go of those last summer days when you would wear strappy sandals. The boots these days are so stylish and tempting and make the prospect of a chilly start particularly appealing.

They are available in a plethora of styles and colours, with and without heels, from thigh high to ankle boots. You just have to find out which shoe tribe you belong to. Finding a perfect pair of shoes is not as much as of a wrench as you might think because there are plenty of options available these days, plus we can attribute some success to Globalization, that has made it easier for us to reach and search for the best. Few weeks back we could see Model Miranda Kerr tweeting that she was searching a perfect pair of boots for her from an e site… (Eh! Globalization has definitely set us a new standard. Before I forget, we are discussing boots not Globalization :D)

Go for oh-so-glamorous and chic look with the befitting shoes for yourself. Find out which shoe tribe you belong to here.

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Look incredibly stylish even in winters and don’t let the winter chill seize your charm!

Tiptoe ladies. :)

Colorama – Go on a hair colour spree!

In all the fashion magazines and on all the celebrities we see this trend of moving from simple hair colouring or highlights to ombre highlights or sombre highlights. This is one trend which is hitting high with the fashion bandwagon.

Ombre highlights signifies a hair colour in which a darker shade of the hair (roots) melts and gets lighter towards the ends (tips) or vice-versa.

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Pictures of celebrities in ombre hair

Sombre is same as ombre, the only difference being that it is a bit softer, subtle and more natural version of ombre as the name suggests. Its highlights are more blended and naturally diffused as opposed to ombre in which only the tips are highlighted and the line of demarcation is more.

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Pictures of celebrities in sombre hair

Tip: ombre hair is best if you are bold enough to carry this style. But if you are colouring your hair for the first time go in for sombre to get that subtle yet sophisticated look. Sombre is more refined and appropriate for office environments.

You can always take picture of the celebrity with your idea of desired hair to show to your stylist. But always be flexible because hair colour depends a lot upon your hair texture, skin colour, et all.

Be bold, play and experiment with different styles and colours on your hair but whichever style you decide to go with, remember to take proper care of coloured hair. Go for regular massages and spas to get the hair repaired from the damage caused by various chemical dyes.

Never stop experimenting. I agree it has chemicals which can damage your hair shaft but at least hair colour makes you feel and look awesome. After all, no style comes without pain (as in damage to the hair)…something damaged can always be repaired! Let the damage be replenished side on without breaking your fashion cultism. :)

Happy coloring!

Jean jackets to rock any style, anywhere!

As we all are aware, autumn is more of a transitional season with winters soon approaching and we experiencing showers now and then. It’s a difficult season in which we are in dilemma with regards to our clothing. Here, denim jackets come to our rescue! By just throwing the denim jackets on our summer clothes we can take our outfit up by notches.

Most of the fashion trends have a short shelf life; as in they come in trend for a short duration and soon become a fashion passé. But a denim jacket is something which is evergreen and will always be in vogue for some or the other reason because of the versatile ways to adorn it.

From day to night, look stunning in this classic and timeless piece that goes with anything and everything.

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Miranda Kerr proves that denim jacket and maxis go together like peas and carrots

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Skirts with denim jackets makes the outfit look totally chic and classy and even work for a date night!

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Denim jackets look equally trendy and classy with dark coloured and printed trousers. Bold colours, graphics and prints and jean jackets go hand in hand!

All these things makes a denim jacket a staple in everyone’s closet!

My verdict- Avoid the denim on denim drone look. A denim jacket with the jeans is a big fashion disaster lest you want yourself to be dripping in denim.

Stay well, stay stylish! :)

Autumn style statement….quintessential slender wedges

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They are as sexy as stilettos –but provide better balance. They are none other than slender wedges. Go incredibly stylish in these quirky heels which are less chunky than the classic wedges and more elite and distinctive.

As cute as the shoes are, the more bearable to keep them on feet they should be. But in reality the more sexier the heel seems to be, the more the pain-o-meter is! The slender wedges can actually take some of the stress off your ankles and give your toes more wiggle room.

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The slender version of the wedges makes your legs appear long and lean which obviously is an advantage for girls/ladies with short height. The wedge shoes, by nature are very stylish, fashionable and cosmopolitan. One can up their fashion quotient by just choosing to wear them.

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They can be worn with almost any outfit; skirts, dresses, trousers, et all. But just be sure to balance everything while you dress up. One shouldn’t look dressed up over the top; shoes shouldn’t overwhelm you or your dress.

It is as clear as black and white to me that slender wedges are here to rock! So what are you waiting for? Go grab a pair or flaunt if you already have one :)

Pretty up your umbrellas… the next big fashion forward accessory is here!

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We have often been using umbrellas on a dreary rainy day or to rescue ourselves from the sun. But then, this is not its sole purpose. The new use of umbrellas is as a ‘fashion accessory’. It has been in use on the ramps and runways by models as a fashion accessory for long and it will be continued to be used like this to death. From ramp walks, to celebrities carrying it on the sets, to queen Elizabeth matching her umbrella rims with her outfit everyone has been adorning this accessory.

Why limit the use of umbrella only to a rainy day? We all are aware of the damaging effects of sun on our skin. For a clear and porcelain skin, hats and sunscreens are not sufficient. One must opt for umbrellas and parsons to keep the sun at bay. After all, extra protection does not come at the cost of your skin and can give you that radiant and freckle free skin! Nowadays umbrellas in the market come with waterproofing treatment to keep the rain from pouring in and UV protection to keep the skin from freckling, so, they can be used both in rain and in sun.

Not only have the umbrellas gained celebrity appeal, but also its growing awareness among the people of the damage caused by the sun has helped up the use of umbrellas. The customers now not only want ‘just’ an umbrella, but they want umbrellas in beautiful and vibrant colours, prints, fabrics, graphics and embroidery to match or go in contrast with their attires. The modern day umbrellas are equipped with stylish and modish designs and serves multipurpose. It serves both the f’s; Function and fashion!

In the olden golden era, fashion umbrellas were considered a status symbol often carried by royalties and aristocrats. From such mentions, it is implied that the umbrella does not appear to have been used just as a defence from rain; rather an item of fashion or decoration and this era will be continued…

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So, why use and carry a stylish and fashionable umbrella solely on a dreary rainy day? Instead, show off the vibrant and pretty colors and romantic lacy umbrellas because…

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Walk stylish, stay stylish! :)