Month: December 2015

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Hello ladies,

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Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Winter is my favourite season and I love to look at my face during this season. I look much brighter and younger. That I was talking about was my facial skin. However, I hate looking at my body’s skin. They look so dry, rough and white. Also on certain days I feel itchy more than usual. I dare not use a lotion after shower or else I’ll be like a monkey scratching my hands and legs all day. I know everyone is in a hunt of buying body lotions and body butter to save their skin these days. So I thought I’ll introduce you to my all time favourite body moisturizer. Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer is a thick moisturizer which is meant to use on extra dry skin on those extra cold days. My aunts who live in states always bring 4-5 bottles of this lotion every time they come to India. So I have been using this brand since 5-6years now. I think I am experience enough to write about it now.

Product Description

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Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Made with a blend of Vitamins C, E and B5, this fast-absorbing body lotion goes deep beneath skin’s surface to lock in moisture and heal dryness at the source, preventing its unwelcome return.

  • Penetrates through 5 layers of skin’s surface to start healing at the source
  • Helps heal extra dry skin—including heels, elbows and knees
  • Triples skin’s moisture content with continued use
  • Provides 24-hour relief

Price – Available for Rs. 403 for 496ml bottle on AMAZON. You can compare the prices online.

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Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Packaging – It is housed in a thick sturdy white bottle which has a flip flop. If you go for a bottle which is of higher quantity, you have to simply press the pump and the lotion will drop out. The packaging of the bottle is travel friendly. Like I said my aunts always get 4-5 bottles of these from states.

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

My Experience with Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer-

This is hands down one of the best winter skin moisturizer I have ever used. I agree I always get bored of using this since I have like 4-5 bottles in stock with me. In between, I keep trying other products. But I always tend to come back to this during winters. It heals every part of dry areas of my skin and makes it smooth and shiny.  There is absolutely no need of re-application with this lotion. The cream consistency is medium, I say medium because it’s not as thick as those heavy duty body butters. It goes like a breeze on my skin. Some might find it too heavy for summers. It tends to get a bit sticky during summers. However, its perfect for winters and can be carried anytime anywhere. Earlier it was not available easily in India but now its available everywhere online. I also found it in beauty stores here in Mumbai, India.

Pros

  • Great moisturizer/lotion for winters
  • Heals the roughest points of your skin
  • Lasting moisturization
  • Travel friendly
  • No need of reapplication
  • Skin becomes smooth and soft with regular use
  • Skin doesn’t feel itchy or stretchy anymore
  • Available easily online

Cons

  • None just avoid using this during summers or it may feel sticky.

Rating – 5/5

My Recommendation–  I have been using this from so many years and I cannot force you enough to get this. Do pick up one and try it yourself. You will be hooked.

 Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello beauties,

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

First Of all Compliments of the Season to all my lovelies. I wanted to post something yesterday on Christmas but I was so occupied with going to church, attending the guests, meeting relatives. I also have my Mama here who arrived 2 days back from USA and I have to accompany him everywhere he goes as he doesn’t know the city quite well. For people who don’t know me, I am partially catholic. Yeah, that happens to people when their parents have inter-caste marriage..lol! Well, I have this bad habit of getting off the topic and talking non-stop. I’ll talk about LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP TINT MAGENTA MAGIC.  We were playing Secret Santa on Facebook and I received this as a gift from my blogger friend Agnibanya Das Poddar.  I received 6 gifts from the Secret Santa game out of which this one was the Bestest I would say. I was really hoping someone would send me a lipstick. And its like Agni heard me and sent this lip matte tint and Maybelline color show nailpolish.

Product Description

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

It’s time for the backstage trend to take center stage as Lakme introduces its very own playful take on lip tints. Say hello to Lakmé Absolute Lip Pouts – a chubby lip colour pencil that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colours, Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look.

Key Features

  • Quick and easy application
  • Matte finish with excellent colour pay off
  • Comfortable application
  • Retractable pencil that requires no sharpener
  • Vibrant matte shades
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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Price– Rs. 650 for 3.5gms

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Packaging– It’s a fat chubby stick which looks more like a crayon. It’s a retractable pencil crayon which doesn’t need sharpening. There is a silver cap to protect the liptint as it cannot be twisted back inside completely.  Luckily, the lip tint shade matches the packaging so you don’t have to worry about picking up the wrong shade.

My Experience with LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP TINT MAGENTA MAGIC-

I am glad Agni sent me this shade because my stash is full of reds and pinks. This is a unique magenta shade which is not too bright or in your face types. It is subtle enough to wear daily and sexy enough to wear for a party.  It provides medium to buildable coverage and easily hides pigmented lips. This shade looks a bit different on everyone based on the lip pigmentation. However, I know everyone who has this lipstick looks great in it. It has matte finish. I would suggest exfoliating your lips before application as it may accentuate fine lines of your lips. If you directly apply it then it may look flaky. Its really difficult to completely remove the lip tint as it stays put for a longer time.  I believe the formula is Bang On! However, it transfers on almost everything in comes in contact with. This liptint stays put upto 6 hrs on me and thereafter leaves a darkish pink stain.

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Lakme Absolute Lip Tint Magenta Magic Review, Swatches & FOTD

Pros

  • Stays upto 6hrs
  • Matte finish
  • Highly pigmented
  • Lovely magenta shade
  • Wearable on all occasions
  • Quite Affordable
  • Good quantity
  • Packaging is great as no sharpener required

Cons

  • Need to exfoliate or may look flaky
  • Can be a bit drying
  • Transfers on objects easily

Rating – 4/5

Recommendation – I would definitely recommend this particular shade. It would make a great fall wear. It has great formula and staying power. Winters are perfect time to rock such shade and I would want to check more shades from this range.

Maybelline White Super fresh 12hr Compact Powder Review

Hello beauties,

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

How is everyone doing? Christmas is here and I have bought a truck load of things. Some things I need others I don’t but just because that shoes is on sale right now. Do you also indulge in such impulse shopping like me? I end up buying 3 dresses in the search of that perfect Xmas outfit. Also blame the SALE Season; everything has to be on sale this season. Anyway coming to my review, I have enough of compact powders but like I said I was tempted to purchase MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT after all those reviews flooding online. I am always in a search of a good compact powder because I want to find an alternate incase Rimmel Stay matte powder leaves my side. The Availability is such a big issue with Rimmel.

Product Description –              

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

 Price – Rs. 150 for 8gms

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

Packaging – It comes with a cute mirror and a small sponge. The sponge is average and I don’t like using it. Application with that sponge gives a patchy look to my face. Hence I’ve bought a separate soft sponge for application. At home, I use my Coastal scents powder brush which helps me give an even finish. The compact is travel friendly and has sturdy packaging.

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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)
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MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT POWDER REVIEW (SHELL)

My Experience with MAYBELLINE WHITE SUPERFRESH COMPACT-

I think I did a good job by purchasing this compact. My shade is Shell amongst the shade selection. It perfectly suits my medium complexion. This compact has a mild florally smell which I love. With the very first application, I like how it felt on my skin. It gave a fresher, brighter look to my face. I don’t like using foundation for daily use. I apply sunscreen and finish the look by applying the compact powder. I know it has SPF which is definitely an add on advantage. This compact gives a matte look that also means it accentuates the drier patches of my face. I have to make sure my face is well moisturise first before applying powder. This will be a great compact for oily skintypes. Combination skinnies like me can use this too however moisturization first is the key..baby! It gives a matte look uptil 5hrs and then I could see my t-zones getting a bit shinier. It gives you a sheer to medium coverage. The price is pocket friendly and I am sure this will be the bestsellers for college-goers.  Overall, I love this compact for the fresh look and bright matte face.

Pros

  • Very Affordable
  • Mild floral smell
  • Great for oily skin types
  • Sheer to medium coverage
  • Gives a fresh look and brighter face
  • Mattifies your face upto 5hrs
  • Comes with a mirror & sponge
  • Has UV filters
  • Suits yellow skintones very well.

Cons

  • Sponge is average
  • Can accentuate dry areas if not moisturised
  • It doesn’t give a 12 hrs whitening.

RATING –  4.5/5

My Recommendation – This will be a great and budget friendly compact for beginners and even for college goers. I like it for everyday use and loving it this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER

Hello girlies,

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Many of you have asked me to about my skincare routine and want me to do a post about it. Honestly, December is such a month that keeps me occupied with too many things. So it gets difficult to cope up with time. But I promised that I will soon review on certain important skincare products that I absolutely adore and treasure. Having said that, today I am going to review on (the very famous already) THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER. One of my readers is getting married and she wanted help with face pigmentation, pimples, acne spots etc. I swear by THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER for my acne prone skin. Yes, I don’t have acne now *touchwood*.  However, two years back I had horrible skin which used to breakout like crazy.  That’s when I found this product.

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Product Description

This refreshing toner for blemished skin gives a beautifully matte, shine-free finish.
• Removes traces of make-up, cleanser and impurities
• Mattifying powders leave skin shine-free
• Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Price – 795 for 250 ml

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Packaging – It’s housed in a clear translucent sturdy bottle. It has a flip flop kind of a cover which has a hole from where you can pour out the toner. You need to shake the bottle before use as it has a tendency to settle down at the bottom. Since the packaging is sturdy it makes it a travel friendly product.

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

My Experience with THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER

I used to get bad breakouts back then so I wanted an effective toner. I tried everything but nothing really impressed me. One fine day Preetha from Glamsel gave me half a bottle of tea tree toner to try out.  I was not ready to shell out 795 bucks for a toner and she was kind enough to let me get my hands on this. She was very firm that I would like it.  I went home applied it with a cotton ball, at first the tingling sensation scared me out. I was like what’s happening to my face but once it settled my face felt tight and better. With repeated usage, my face started clearing out, the breakouts minimized, blemishes reduced. I immediately bought a new bottle since then I am using this toner. This has worked very well for me and my face looks much better now.  Mind you, I had to go to derma for my acne. However, I still prefer using this toner against everything else I have tried. This one is great for oily/acne prone skin, helps in clearing up the breakouts and blemishes, maintains the ph balance of your skin and also reduces pores to a great level.  If you are sensitive skin you may not like the tea tree smell or tingling sensation on your skin. Dry skin beauties may find this a little drying. For others, this will be your best investment even though it’s pricey. But one bottle last 6 months easily.

Pros

  • Great for oily/acne prone skin
  • Removes all traces of make up and dirt
  • Clears skin blemishes and marks
  • Reduces breakouts to a great extent
  • Minimizes pores
  • Tea tree smell is relaxing
  • Maintains the PH Balance of your skin
  • Travel friendly
  • Great quantity

Cons

  • Can be pricey for some but one bottle last long.

Rating – 5/5

My Recommendation: It’s my Holy Grail and I have been using this since 2years now. I absolutely recommend this to oily/acne prone skin types. I gave it a 5 rating because it is not pricey for me considering one bottle last almost 6-8months. It’ definitely a plus for skincare routine.

 

 

Prem Henna So Silk Shampoo Review

Hello cupcakes,

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PREM HENNA SO SILK SHAMPOO REVIEW

I am experimenting with new skincare and hair care products these days.  I get too bored trying the same products again and again. I know I need to stick to the products which suits me and I always come back to it. However, life of a beauty blogger is dynamic, trying and testing is the part and parcel of our lives. Well, coming back to this shampoo.  I and my mom have been trying this shampoo simultaneously from quite some time and here is my word. I didn’t wanted to rush with this review as I wanted to see how it fares on my color treated hair and my mom’s virgin hair.

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PREM HENNA SO SILK SHAMPOO REVIEW

Product Description

SoSilk Shampoo is a cream shampoo withSoya Milk Protein. Designed for allhair types, SoSilk Shampoo is special in many ways, mainly owing to its soya milk protein formula. Proteins are very much a part of hair, they are much needed nutrients for good health, particularly for the hair. What can be a better shampoo than SoSilk which is fully loaded with caring effects of soya milk protein? SoSilk shampoo nourishes your hair and makes them strong & healthy. Recommended for its beneficial effect on weak and brittle hair, soya milk protein not only improves tensile strength of hair, but also removes impurities off the hair. Soya milk protein is a rich source of amino acids, antioxidants and omega-3-fatty acids. This cocktail of known hair nutrients, in SoSilk, leaves your hair strong enough to defend themselves from free radicals and sun rays. If you are also looking for a shampoo for smooth, soft, shiny & healthy looking locks; just go for SoSilk. Make it your first choice for getting strong, lustrous & healthier hair, because soya milk protein makes this shampoo a unique product in its genre.

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PREM HENNA SO SILK SHAMPOO REVIEW

Price – 1 Re. for 6ml

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PREM HENNA SO SILK SHAMPOO REVIEW

Packaging – As you can see it comes in the sachet form which makes it travel friendly. The bright yellow packaging is attractive looking. However, I always prefer my shampoo in the form of a big bottle when home. Since I have long tresses I need 3 sachets to wash my hair thoroughly.

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PREM HENNA SO SILK SHAMPOO REVIEW

My Experience with the So Silk Shampoo

My Mother took the initial step of using this shampoo as she loves herbal products. Since she has virgin hair all herbal and chemical free products suit her. She always swears by her Nyle shampoo and was hesitant to try this shampoo. As she is not a person who experiments a lot with her hair (unlike Me 😛 ) So after she agreed to try this, she mentioned that when she went to her yoga classes people kept asking her if she have straighten her hair. Mind you, she already have straight her with a little waviness. But after using this shampoo her hair has become even more straight, soft, smooth and shinier. She skipped using a conditioner to check if this shampoo is working for her. Voila! It did.. It was this shampoo which cleansed the hair very well and kept the tresses soft and healthier. It has a mild flowery smell which stays for some time. However, she mentions that her hair fall remains the same. Also we both prefer shampoo bottles over sachets because of our hereditary long hair scenes. This shampoo didn’t worked too well for my color treated hair. I have ombre hair and the ends need a lot of conditioner. So I have to use a color care shampoo and conditioner. Using this shampoo makes my ends dry and frizzy. Overall, I would say this shampoo is great for virgin hair but if you have chemically treated hair so just stay away.

Pros

  • Makes hair soft, smooth and shiny.
  • Maintains the health of your hair
  • Mild everyday shampoo
  • Smells good
  • Cleanse scalp thoroughly
  • Affordable
  • Sachets are travel friendly
  • Attractive packaging
  • Best suited for virgin hair
  • Free from chemicals

Cons

  • Not available in the form of bottles
  • Not suitable for color treated hair
  • Availability

Rating – 4/5

My Recommendation – It’s a great shampoo for everyday use and if you have virgin hair you should really pick this up. Regular use of this shampoo will maintain the health of your hair as it is free from harmful chemicals.

Men’s Fashion : His Denim Ombre Winter Wardrobe

Hello Mr’s,

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LOTD : His Denim Ombre Winter Wardrobe

Today, I am adding another category on my blog, call it “Men’s Fashion Series“. This place is for all the boys/men out there. Mr. HK rightly said ” Why should girls have all the fun.” 😛 So keeping that in mind, I thought lets feature him on my blog. So that guys would also have a reason to check out this space and experiment with their looks. Introducing, Mr. Hardik Kara who will be the “dude” for all the dudes in the world. He will help you style your outfit and will also answer your queries regarding any fashion look.

Let me allow him to take this further…

Denim is my all time favourite and I have multiple denims in my wardrobe. However, Ombre is the latest crush of both the genders. Girls have been wearing ombre all the time then why we boys should lag behind. In this look, I wore an Ombre Denim Shirt from the house of Zovi.com with the black ZARA Trouser. And then finished the look with the black Ray-ban Wayfarers and Grey Jack and Jones Shoes.

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Ombre Denim Shirt, Zara Black Trouser & Jack & Jones Shoes
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LOTD : Ombre Blue Denim Shirt & Rayban Wayfarers

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This look is perfect for a casual party, an outing with your friends or even for a date with your damsel. I wore a Sony Smartwatch in this outfit. I have kept my outfit casual and cool. The one that every guy can try and never fail.

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LOTD : Rayban Wayfarers, Sony Smartwatch, Jack & Jones Shoes, Zara Black Trouser
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Her & His Look For Winters

Thats All for now …Boys! Will come sooner with my second look.. I am already working! 😉

LOOK BOOK Break up-

Ombre Denim Shirt – Zovi.com

Black Trouser – ZARA

Sunglasses- Rayban Wayfarers

Watch – SONY Smartwatch

Grey Shoes – Jack & Jones 

LOTD : Multi-color Cape, Cut Out & Creativity

Hello Ladies,

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LOTD : Multicolor Cape with Cut Out Leggings

So I bought a new DSLR and to try that out we went hunting for new locations. I was so confused what to wear and honestly I wasn’t even in the mood to dress up. However, Mr. HK forced me to dress up and show up and he made sure that I was in a good mood throughout.  Actually he didn’t had to work hard as soon as I stepped out of my place, I immediately got good vibes and I was so right. We got beautiful sunset, amazing location to click pictures and the sunlight was just perfect. Ooops and how can I forget my beloved camera. I think its one of the best decisions I’ve made lately. Well, now I’ll just stop here and let you enjoy my pictures (which I had fun shooting) 😛

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LOTD : Indian Beauty & Fashion Blogger
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LOTD : Eleganza Official
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LOTD : Tassle Earrings & Rayban Sunglasses
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LOTD : Multi Color Cape, Cut Out & Creativity

This season is all about layering and I can’t stop myself from buying this wonderful cape. They look so stylish yet comfortable. Also these are absolutely multipurpose, You can see here I wore it with my KOOVS cut out leggings and paired up with a green camisole. But you can also wear it with shorts to give you that gypsy look. And wear an orange, yellow or hot pink cami as per your taste.

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LOTD : A wooden Tree House, Multi color Cape
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LOTD : Multi color Cape, Tassle Earrings, Rayban Sunglasses

I am absolutely in love with these tassle earrings. I don’t really like wearing earrings that much especially long earrings. But these were too tempting from the house of BELLOFOX. My shades are of course the tinted brown Aviators from Rayban which is an all time stunner.

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I hope you liked my look. I have another coming soonnnnnnnnnnnnnn for you. Till then Stay Precious and Love Eleganza!

LOTD BREAK UP-

Multi color Cape – The Happy Style (Instagram Store)

Green Cami – Lifestyle

Cut-Out Black Leggings – Koovs

Tassle Earrings – Bellofox

Shades/Sunglasses – Rayban Aviators

LOTD: The Pink & Black Blazer Buzz

Hello gorgeousness,

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I know it’s a Sunday morning and you might be in your sack trying hard not to get up and get that extra sleep. The thought of work is almost 0% in your mind and your plans would be to just chill at home or to probably catch up with few friends in the evening for a party. So I thought I’ll come up with this post a little later in the evening…A Sunday evening. And make you Monday ready 😛 Winters are perfect time to flaunt your blazers, I had these lying in my wardrobe for quite some time. I cannot dare, wear these in summers or even during monsoon in Mumbai. Mumbai’s climate is most of the time either hot or rainy. There is no winter winter kind of a winter. It’s just pleasant and we love it that way. A blazer is a must in every woman’s wardrobe. It’s as essential as wearing a camisole, it saves you on those days where you have a meeting to attend, a semi-formal party or even casual party. Simply pair it with a jeans or dress. And you are PARTY READY!

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I wore this candy pink blazer with a black slim fit trouser and white sheer spaghetti top from ShopNineteen. My outfit doesn’t get complete if I don’t wear a statement neckpiece. I am a sucker for statement necklaces and am a hoarder. Here, I am not wearing any earring so I make sure I accessorize it with a pretty necklace. I have worn club master shades from FOREVER 21. These are pretty cool and trendy.

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To complete the look, I am carrying a MICHAEL KORS sling bag which I converted into a clutch. It is also hot pink and black in color. It looks chic and since it’s a gift, it is very near to my heart.

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Blazers can be worn by anyone and everyone. It looks stylish, chic and elegant. It covers your flabs so you don’t have to worry if you look too healthy. Make sure you pair it with your favourite pair of heels like I chose to wear METRO Nude pumps in this outfit.

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Black never goes out of fashion. Its ok if you don’t have pink, yellow or any other color. But girl, you need to have a Black blazer. It gives you that corporate look. Classy and Edgy like they say. I wore a very simple yet pretty piece of neckwear here which goes on almost everything. If you are out for a meeting or have to give a presentation. This look is perfect.

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And Eleganza Official  is Signing Off or Now.. Stay tuned for my next Post 😉

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LOTD Break up

Blazers – The HappyStyle (Instagram Shop)

White Sheer top – Shopnineteen

Black trouser – Ritu Bandra

Beige (Nude) Pumps – Metro

Statement Neckpiece – Re-trend Accessories/ Mystic Wardrobe

Photo Credits – Hardik Kara <3

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