Winter Essentials – Fashion Edit

Winter is here. I can feel the chill.

It’s been a long time since I have curated a look-book on my blog! And I couldn’t find a better time to document the winter looks that I have been styling and restyling here. Bangalore is always chilly in the night and that’s why you will see light summer jackets and woolen shrug in this look-book rather than a heavy bomber jacket or long faux fur coats. These outerwear in the pictures below are sufficient to keep ourselves warm during Bangalore winters. Although, looks like this year, Bangalore is going to be cooler than before.

I have always loved layering even during summers. Like I mentioned earlier, I might be sweating inside but my outfit details had to have an outer-wear. It is my signature style now! How I wished I could have gotten married in a long cape (superwoman style) with the sari.

This look-book has four must have winter essential for people living in cities that are not very cold or freezing!

The Winter Essential –

1. A Statement BlazerPerfect to style with Saris and other Indo-Western Outfits                                                 since Winter is also The Wedding Season in India especially. 

2. Woolen Shrug  -They are the best option to cuddle up in and also keeps you                                                          warm. 

3. Co-ord SetI have recently started liking the concept of a coordinated set where you                                   can style a suit as a whole outfit. Get some bright colours to keep your                                       winters brighter and less dull.

 

4. Over-sized Blazer/SweaterTuck the sweater in with pants or skirts and style the                                                                    over- sized blazer on your summer dresses or summer                                                                pants.

 

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Note : Stick to bright colors like peach, orange, yellow, teal etc instead of grey and black!

Well, there was a time when I would always stick to black jackets, black sweaters and grey cardigans during winters because that’s the color palette I trusted. But with the change in the way I looked at fashion, my color palette also grew. Not that I don’t wear black anymore (maybe less frequently) but now my first choice is always a bright color or a floral tone.

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Why Are Facial Serums Trending?

We all look for beauty products to age gracefully, don’t we? So here I am to share my piece of knowledge and advice about this current trending beauty product called the FACIAL SERUMS.

According to the google description, Face serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin. By leaving out many of the heavier ingredients that are found in traditional moisturizers, [face serums] contain a much higher proportional concentration of active ingredients.

So now that we have covered the description of the product, let’s talk about why they are trending so much more than any other beauty product.

The moisturizer and face creams that we have been using so far is said to be thicker and less powerful compared to any facial serums. The old school moisturizers and face creams have few ingredients that my not help the skin to be hydrated and moisturized when compared to the most trending serums.

When it comes to serums, you have to make sure to read the ingredients and get the specific skin type variant because there is a serum for every skin type unlike few moisturizers. The trending facial serums are pretty pricey but there are few affordable and vegan options, also easily available online and in the retail stores. A facial serum can be applied either in place of a moisturizer or used as an added process to the already followed beauty regime.

 

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I have been using the PLUM COSMETICS’s facial serum for quite sometime now. It’s light and does penetrate into the skin easily and keeps my skin hydrated. My daily beauty routine consists of an Anti Wrinkle Serum, Facial Serum and a Sunscreen in the day time. And the night routine begins with cleansing my face and then ends with an application of a facial serum and an eye cream. It’s simple routine that I follow and trust because I have seen it work. The only thing that’s not working on me right now is the sunscreen because I get tanned very easily. Need to work on my immunity!

There are a few misconceptions regarding Facial Serums that are not true. The concentration of the liquid might be oily but it takes very less time to get absorbed, leaving your skin hydrated. Secondly, that more drops of serum is better but it’s actually the opposite. Just two drops of facial serum comes a long way. Remember, Facial serums are for all skin types.

All you need is a good face wash and a moisturizer to keep your skin healthy and hydrated!

 

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Top Five Places to Eat in Bangalore

With the immense hype in the influencer marketing segment, sometimes it becomes difficult to trust their reviews because not all of them are true. Most of the restaurateur rush for high ratings and good reviews in exchange of free food or a tiny little giveaway which excites most of the newbies or sadly established influencers/content creators. Very rarely do brands take criticism happily and that’s another reason why when brands come to collaborate with you, you have to write something good or diplomatic. You can either choose to collaborate or cancel the partnership and tell the truth.

But to make your life easier, I thought of listing down good places to eat in Bangalore. This is not a sponsored post. All the mentioned restaurants are out of good personal experiences.

  1. Nasi & Mee

If you love Asian cuisine then this is the place to go to. Situated amidst the busiest lanes of Koramangala, this place is always crowded (even on weekdays). Their satay and dimsums are appetizing.

2.  Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna is one place that has never disappointed anyone in literally 10 years of me living in Bangalore. It’s a Andhra style restaurant that serves amazing vegetarian and no vegetarian dishes. Worth the wait!

3. Kitchen of Joy

Other than the famous Bhojohari Manna, Bangaliana, and Koshe Kosha, this is another Bengali place to hog on real Katti rolls, Egg devil and other Bengali snacks that you don’t find in Bangalore very easily.

4. Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba

If you are okay with extremely spicy north Indian curry than this place will not betray you. Designed in a typical dhaba atmosphere, CCDD is delightful and worth every penny. Remember to head there empty stomach to try their amazing menu. Don’t forget to order masala papad before eating anything else!

5. Yogisthan Cafe

It’s funny how even though this cafe is situated in the middle of the party hub i.e Indiranagar, it’s peaceful. The moment you enter the cafe, the fragrance of the atmosphere there lures to stay calm and do your thing. This quaint little place was the best find during my bad work days. Yogisthan Cafe has an organic menu with a vast number of options to choose from! My favorite is their Aloo Parantha and Masala Chai.

 

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Get Anything Delivered in a Click with DUNZO

We live in a generation where getting anything is just one click away, all thanks to the boom in technology. There is a pool of apps for every possible service and product in our country. And one such app that has created a stir in the major cities is the Dunzo App!

For people who aren’t aware of Dunzo,  – it was founded in 2015 by a quartet of youngsters in Bangalore. Dunzo allows one to find people who are willing to run any type of errands – be it rounding out shopping lists, gifts, online cake delivery in Bangalore or picking up and dropping off chargers/wallets forgotten at home. Now, “Let’s Dunzo it” is every household’s story. Dunzo has made life easier for people like us who have a 9 to 9 job and don’t have the energy or time to head out and run those errands. 

People might think that this app doesn’t or wouldn’t work but this application is a rage among the youngsters in the major cities. Dunzo tries its level best to complete the task faster than expected. It’s currently operational in Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. Frankly speaking, it does save a lot of time if that errand is handed over to the Dunzo guys and meanwhile you could do something else alternatively. 

Let me share my Dunzo story with you that made me fall in love with this app. 

Unfortunately, I was tied up at work and couldn’t leave early to order a cake. The cake that I wanted to get for my husband was home-baked and couldn’t be ordered online via other apps and the order had to be placed in person at the store. I tried my level best and asked her to book it on WhatsApp or call instead, to make my life easy. Thankfully, she did and I promised her that I would pick up the cake on my way back home. Emotions run high when you are having a bad day, I was emotionally angry and helpless. I was already late to the party, my 2-wheeler broke down and it was raining like crazy making it more difficult to find an auto or a cab. This is when Dunzo came to my rescue with their gifts category for emergency gifting solutions which gives online cake delivery in Bangalore, from some of the best bakehouses in the city. It instantly brought me joy and happiness. I selected the bake house and the cake that I wanted, it also had an option to add a message. Altogether, everything fell back into their respective place and I was ready for the party with the cake. 

Phew! Dunzo, my darling! You have my heart. 

If Dunzo is in your city and you haven’t tried the app yet, I hope this post helps you change your mind. Apart from online cake delivery in Bangalore, you can also order other various products. Also, people who have used the app, please feel free to share your story with Dunzo below!

 

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