Unconditional Monochromatic Love

There is something about stripes and monochrome! It never goes out of style. They are not only bold but also makes a statement. I have seen a lot celebrities on red carpet shinning bright in a monochrome outfit. Everyone will have atleast one outfit that’s monochrome in their wardrobe with any doubt.

Wearing multiple covering of one shade in different textures adds depth and volume to the outfit. The key to nailing a monochrom outfit is by understanding the key pieces and curating the same from head-to-toe. Not just for women, black and white aka monochrome can create classy styles for men too. No one can ever go wrong with monochrome. It’s always fun to play mix and match with black and white layers for a swanky monochrome outfit. It’s still a big trend when it comes to street style and contemporary look. Monochrome is a timeless classic!

Some associate monochrome to work wear but now it’s easy to curate and  consider black and white for a casual wear outfit. Monochrome makes it easy to style looks that are edgy and laid back. White suits and co-ordinates are slowly coming back into our wardrobe unconsciously. Remember the head-to-toe white outfit and white shoes combination that Jeetendra (Bollywood actor) wore in most of his movies? Well, that style is “in” my friends! Now the white on white combination is considered minimal and ultra chic. Interesting designs and clever mix of patterns can create an eye catchy and contemporary outfit.

I styled my boxy top with this stripes skirt for a casual day wear outfit. If you consider neutral tones for day outfit, monochrome always crosses your mind. Because it’s not entirely black but has patterns of the same colour. This combination has got into us exceptionally ably these days. From outfits, bags to shoes, a little bit of monochrome does no harm.

Photography – Kslenscapes

Outfit Details –

Top – TheLabelLife

Skirt – Koovs

 

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There is no one who ever said black and white was boring. Monochrome can never go wrong!

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Skin and Hair Care Feat. RichFeel

With the lifestyle we follow, hair and skin care have become an important part of our lives. Most of the time, I am looking for new products to try especially when it comes to skin care. But off late with the lifestyle we lead, taking care of one’s hair and maintaining the same is a thought we all behold every day. There are so many brands around us that make it difficult for us to choose.

A few weeks back, I got my hands on some skin and hair care products from RichFeel. Did you know RichFeel is one of the world’s most trusted hair and scalp clinic? The founders of RichFeel were one of the first trichologists in our country. It’s India’s first and only hair and scalp clinic. They do have outlets in various cities in India. Their hair treatments start from permanent hair transplantation, hair thinning, hair fall treatment to non-surgical hair restoration. Apart from the hair, they are also into skin care. The skin care range consists of facial toner, face cream, facial therapy, sunscreen etc. In this package, I received the triple action sunscreen shield, hair spa kit, and RichFeel hair oil to use.

 

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The best part about the sunscreen is the “triple action formula” that lightens your skin tone, reduces marks and also protects your skin from the sun. It’s a non-greasy and light weight lotion. For people like me, who are 8 hours under the sun running around the city, should apply sun shield once in 4 hours for better results as per my observation. Always apply sunscreen 15-20 mins before you leave your residence.

MRP- Rs. 243 for 100gms

 

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RichFeel Argan Hair Spa Kit 

The Argan Hair Spa kit consists of Hair Oil + Shampoo+ Hair Mask + Hair Repair Serum. This kit is enhanced with the magical Moroccan Argan Oil. It hydrates and nourishes your hair. I personally had only heard about the benefits of Argan Oil but had never used it before. Argan oil is rich in Vitamin A & E which helps with hair growth and healthy scalp. It also masters in anti-frizz hair and promotes shine and gloss. My hair post the hair spa felt soft and manageable. Easy to use at home!

MRP – Rs. 449

 

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I had stopped using hair oil because of my oily scalp. Brahmi is something I have heard from my grandmother since my childhood. She is 75 and still has long jet black hair. Keeping that in mind, I decided to try the RichFeel Brahmi Jaborandi Hair Oil. The extract of Jaborandi and Brahmi in this hair oil nourishes and conditions the scalp which is a prerequisite to healthy hair. The only issue is the fragrance of the oil, it’s strong and hits your head.

MRP – Rs. 199 for 100ml.

 

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All RichFeel products are available online on Flipkart, Amazon, and Nykaa.

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RichFeel was generous enough to send me a package for all my readers. The package consists of RichFeel Sunshield, Richfeel Hair Spa Kit, and RichFeel Brahmi hair oil. This giveaway is for Indian residents only and ends on 10th June 2017.

Rules –

  1. Follow TheSmallTownBlogger & RichFeel on Instagram.
  2. Like the giveaway picture.
  3. Comment down below your skin care and hair care essentials.
  4. Tag 3 friends who would be interested in these products or would love to participate.

One winner will be randomly chosen!

Happy Tagging! ❤

 

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Debunking Shaving Myths

Since the time I started waxing, I was always told that shaving was bad for my skin. Everyone around me also thought shaving made hair grow faster and thicker, which is a myth and not true at all. The growth of hair depends on your genetics and hormones. When I was in college, shaving was the only reasonable option. The problem was, we didn’t have a good razor then and most of them were either men’s razor or use and throw ones.

I will be busting some shaving myths here in this post! Hope this helps you change your mind about shaving.

  • It’s fine to use deodorant straight after shaving your underarms 

I have gone through this situation where right after shaving, I sprayed deo on my underarms and there was a burning sensation. I would suggest you spray only non-alcohol deodorant post your shave.

  • Shaving makes your skin dark

False! Shaving does not make your skin darker. If you use the right razor, there won’t be any cuts that would lead to an irritant change in your skin causing darkening. There use the right razor and you are good to go.

  • Shaving causes itching and rashes

Itching and rashes only happen if you don’t moisturize your skin on regular basis. Just like how you drink water to keep your body hydrated, your skin needs the same care. Wet your skin before shaving for a perfect shave. Shaving with an old blade might also be the reason behind itchiness and rashes. Make sure you use a fresh blade,

  • Pressing hard will give a closer shave

Pressing hard will only give you cuts and rashes. The razors already come with great technology that shaves the hair on your skin in one go.

  • Shaving over the same area repeatedly will give me a closer shave.

This will only irritate your skin more because you are basically rubbing the razor on the skin and not shaving it.

  • You should only shave to just above the knee.

You can totally shave above the knee but you have to very careful. This is completely your personal choice.

  • Shaving every day is bad for the skin.

False! I shave almost every day and haven’t found anything go wrong with my skin. The skin becomes smoother post the shave.

The Gillette Venus Breeze have moisture bars that release body butter on your skin when you shave. Make sure your skin is wet before the procedure. The moisture bars also helps the razor to glide effortlessly. Three blades in one give you a close shave with no cuts and rashes. The Gillette Venus Breeze helps with smooth and silky skin. It’s easy to change the blades once the moisture bars are completely consumed. Perfect for travel too.

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Detail Makes The Difference

CREATIVITY Boosts Just when it seemed it couldn’t get any better, given the difficult economic context, weavers are again outdoing each other in creativity and inventiveness, Displaying Superlative technical expertise, fabrics for Summer 2017 were mouth watering in their creativity and innovation – Sometimes exceptional It was this creativity that boosted Milano Unica and Première Vision this season, driving the optimism and energy felt throughout the fair’s – driven also by the need to sell in international markets. For many, it was not a false hope, as business was actually being done, thanks to the increased presence of foreign buyers looking for European fabrics. Visitors from the USA and Japan were back and there were increases in the numbers of buyers from key emerging markets, Russia, China, and Brazil. Fashion Magazines from Design Info have depicted several such instances.

 ORNAMENTAL EXCESS The strongest impression of next winter’s fabrics lay in opulence and ornamental richness, But at the same time, the look was sophisticated and controlled – without too much bling. Different techniques are applied in layer upon layer, giving fabric complexity in decoration or more weight and substance. Nothing is quite plain, fabrics have surface effects created through yarn and structure, or finish in coatings and laminates, overprinted or embroidered. Design Info has given a complete analysis in their top Accessories Magazines on the latest ornamental trends.

Jacquards really stood out, bringing pattern designs into Winter after the wave of prints for summer. In high demand, whether in silk or blends, cotton and wools, jacquards range from shirtings in tiny tie motifs and paisleys to large scale brocades and taffetas in updated baroque patterns and tapestries, rich but without visual excess, or With Volume in double cloths and cloqué Efilan effects.

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Metallics are part of the mix, but less overtones dull bronze and gold, added in the yarn, or coated or laminated and given an antiqued look as if scraped off. Adding to the look are rich embroideries, and heavy guipure lace, velvets, and devoré prints.

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Among others, Ratti experimented with layering transparent over opaque in jacquard cloqués, accented with fancy yarns or ribbon yarn and enriching fabrics in different ways, with metallic details and inserts. Tessitura Romano’s jacquards are even more decorative, in baroque patterns, foulards, and paisleys, with stretch jacquards an important feature, including an astrakhan effect in jacquard cloqué. Embroideries are imitated in jacquard, seen at several exporters from India, which also has real embroideries and a fabric with huge metallic sequins, nominated for the PV awards.

By way of contrast, Dutel Creation from France, has a distinctive modern look of its own in creative jacquards, at reasonable prices, loved by better end brands. Hitting the spot were quited effects in cotton/ silk or blends, tapestry patterns and scribbled border stripes or bold florals on black/white mouliné grounds. Chenille plays its part, again in jacquards, as well as extra weft effects, while finishes include metallic coatings and overprinting.

Unnatural polyesters have become acceptable, as they get better and better. They are in demand, even for high fashion prints, as silk replacements in taffetas and satins, gauzes and organzas, as well as georgette and crepe-de-chine. Polyester also works in mixes AAA with silk or Wool, increasing the fineness and smoothness. Polyester shot taffetas look stunning from Weft, With a bionic finish, and Cavallari has a range of massive prints as well.

Please visit their website – https://www.designinfo.in to purchase online.

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