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Be Your Own Version of Beautiful!

We have noticed that many of us continuously look for ways to look better. No doubt, it’s important to pamper yourself and take great care of your skin. But have you ever noticed that most successful ones or the happiest people are not always the ones who have super glowing or flawless skin. Take a deep look. They don’t even have thick hair or great figure and yet they seem to enjoy life and live to the fullest. And you know what? That’s the only thing that matters.

If you feel that you are always under the insecure or negative blanket, you should definitely give few minutes of you time and read this. You never know, this may change your ways of perceiving life. Being beautiful is all about feeling beautiful. Sure, you can feel that you are beautiful, and you must but here are some daily tips that will add fuel to your self worth.

BE YOURSELF-  many of us sometimes feel that we are not the best so how can one be one’s own self? You need to stop comparing yourself with others. You must know that you are worth the best and that you have everything in you that the other person has. Do not go out to impress anyone as all such efforts prove to be futile and frustrating with time. We always want to be loved. Stop looking for it, rather give love to people. You will see a multitude of self confidence increasing in yourself as people will start valuing you. Everybody needs love, try to be a giver and accept yourself and embrace your very own qualities. You are you and you are not mean to be someone else.

 EDUCATE YOURSELF-  now we do not mean that you go to a college or get some expensive degrees. Education comes in all form. Spend your time reading or learning new things. Be so busy to make yourself in to a better person that you have no time to look out for any flaw in your physical appearance. You must have noticed that one of the most important persons in your life is not the one with the most beautiful skin, but with the most beautiful mind. Read blogs, magazines, books, news paper, cook or do anything to make yourself into a better person than what you were yesterday. Have a goal.

EXCERCISE- You need not join a gym, you need not invest money into buying expensive thing! All you need to do is take out some time to give your body what it deserves. Even if its 15 sit ups a day, do it. Walk for twenty minutes at least. You will notice a lot of changes in your looks.

YOUR HAIR-  yes it does matter. Not that significantly though but a little lower on the priority list. Get a good hair cut and keep yourself clean. Try to take a shower daily and inspire others.

Being beautiful is all about having that attitude!

Guest Post!

How to Pamper Your Skin in Winters

All of us love winter. The lovely breeze and the cozy coffee make our hearts bloom. But with all these we sometimes forget to pamper our skin. Winter has the ability of taking moisture from your skin, making you look dull and lifeless. The question is; are you going to let this happen to you? If your answer is ‘’no’’, which we are quite sure that it is, we recommend you to spare two minutes and rehash things which you are already aware of!

Moisturising is a must for a beautiful skin. With regular practise, you will notice softer and more radiant and glowing skin. Of course the easy way is just dab the cream but a little more knowledge will go a long way. Take a look!

  1. COVERING YOUR FEET AND HANDS AT NIGHT- winter can really make your hands and feet look like those of crows! No offence but we all would agree to this in our deep conscious. Here is how you can combat it. Just apply loads of moisturising cream on your hands and feet. You can apply any cream which suits your skin. Biotique products are good. But if you find them expensive, you may try regular boro-plus. Take huge amount and massage. The trick to get the deep moisture is that you must cover your feet and palm. Wear socks and gloves. This ensures that the moisture sets deep in your pores. Do this daily. Within three to four days, you are bound to notice the difference. Your hands and feet will appear soft and glowy as feather.
  2. MORNING- winter morning is not only restricted to difficulty in getting up, it has the habit of leaving you feel dry. The knuckles, elbows, neck and lips are most affected. Do not worry. Just take the effort of applying your cream on these areas.
  3. POST BATH- so bathing does take away little moisture! Replace your regular soap with moisture laden body wash. After bathing, massage yourself with moisturising cream. You may also choose olive oil. This is extremely important if you are targeting healthy glowing and soft skin. Olive oil can be used on lips as well. It will make it pink naturally with regular usage. Another thing which you must keep in mind is that you must keep your hair dandruff free. If your hair has dandruff, take all the steps to get it removed. It may have severe effect on your skin. A healthy scalp is a prerequisite for a healthy soft skin. Wash your hair at least thrice weekly.
  4. CARRY YOUR MOISTURISING LOTION WITH YOU- so if you are a student or an office goer, you are very much aware that that anything applied in the morning doesn’t last for long. Carry your small handy bottle of cream and apply it after 4-5 hours of first usage. Remember, good skin is never difficult to achieve. Many of us never get it only because we are never persistent in our effort. Love yourself and love your skin. Give it what it deserves.

 

YOU WERE BORN TO SHINE! 🙂

Guest Post!

Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

Hello dearies,

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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

I know I have been MIA for a very long time. December went away then New Years got over and now I am writing something almost after a week from New Years. Well, I don’t know what I have been doing lately. I am so busy with my family and friends. I told you my relatives have come from USA so my whole schedule has gone for a toss and blogging has taken a backseat. But I am dedicated to write more from this year and give my best to my blog. So here I am with writing on Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo. Many of my friends kept asking me what shampoo and conditioner I have been using lately for my coloured hair. Well, I keep switching in between conditioners, but this shampoo has been the best stuff I’ve chosen for my hair. My second option was always Streax colorgard shampoo. Both the shampoos work great for me but this is definitely better. I found this awesome product in Beauty Centre Mumbai. I picked it up randomly as it was from Schwarzkopf. I am glad I trusted my gut.

Product Description

  • Provides extra long-lasting colour protection and intensive shine.
  • Smoothes and cares for the hair structure of coloured hair.
  • Radiant and long-lasting colour shine.
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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

Price – I got this for Rs.200 for 400ml from Beauty centre. The price varies everywhere. You can buy this online though.

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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

Packaging – I like the red hot packaging which is also very sturdy. It comes with a flip flop packaging. It is travel friendly. But there is no small bottle available in this. So I guess I’ll take some of the shampoo in a small bottle instead of carrying this big bottle. The packaging looks attractive and stylish.

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Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo Review

My Experience with Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Shampoo-

Incase you are wondering if I have done any recent hair colouring then let me enlighten you that I have not. I have coloured my hair last year on Christmas. My hair colour has faded a bit but not gone completely. I have invested in many shampoos and conditioners to protect the hair color. I was pretty satisfied with Streax but I wanted something extraordinary. So I thought of picking this up for a try.  With the very first wash my hair felt silky smooth and soft. I was so happy that I was taking pictures and sending to my besties group showing them how soft the hair looked. I can tell you it’s the shampoo because the conditioner was the same old one from Streax that I was using. I couldn’t find the conditioner from Schwarzkopf. The shampoo is bit runny in consistency, it lathers really well. The fragrance is too mild to get noticed. It helps in cleaning the scalpe well and remove oil dirt, grime and greasiness. My hair looks very shiny and soft after shampooing my hair. The colour of my hair looks glossy. Also hair looks sorted and doesn’t get tangles easily as compared to other shampoos I’ve tried. I can run my fingers through my hair. I swear by this shampoo for my highlighted hair. It isn’t that pricey for the quantity it comes. The only problem with this is the availability and the price difference in the retail and online shops.

Pros

  • Colour protection and makes it look glossy
  • Gives smooth and soft hair
  • Cleanse hair thoroughly
  • Doesn’t tangle hair
  • Added shine to overall hair
  • Good quantity
  • Repairs damaged hair
  • Sturdy attractive packaging
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Price variation

Ratings – 5/5

My Recommendation– If you have coloured/highlighted hair and looking for a hair color protecting shampoo try this. I have bought two bottles in my stock so that I don’t run out of stock.

 

Prem Henna So Silk Shampoo Review

Hello cupcakes,

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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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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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Price – 1 Re. for 6ml

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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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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.

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

LOTD- Maxi Slit Top Love

Hello divas,

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Today, I felt like dressing up, it was a pleasant Sunday evening and I was on a date with my bae. The moment he told me we are leaving at 4pm. I looked at the clock and it was 12pm. Damn, no hair done, no nails done, no “ME” done. In short, I quickly had to take shower, do my nails, find out what I’ve to wear, decide on matching shoes and accessories. That’s when my new KOOVS Exclusive Print maxi slit top came to rescue which was also a gift by “him” to me. The moment he saw me, he smiled and decided to take some pictures of mine. And how can I say NO to pictures. 😛 I was happy and thought this would be a perfect idea to blog about and come up with my first ever OOTD on blogosphere.  This post is going to be full of pictures so stay tuned.

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I am very fond of statement neckpieces, I’ve got a huge collection of mostly boho necklaces. You will get to see each of them as and when I do a LOTD. I am matching this silver tribal neckpiece with my maxi slit top, thats the only accessory I am wearing in my outfit. Inside the top, I chose to wear a JOCKEY white cami, as the material was see through, made of polyster and the cut was too deep. If you are bold enough to wear a white bralette which is very much in fashion these days. I’ll suggest go for it and flaunt your flat abs. For others, try it with the Cami.

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I wore a dark blue jeans which is from FOREVER 21 and METRO lace shoes to complete the look. Just left my ombre hair open and ta-da I am ready for the evening.

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This was my first LOTD but there will be many more coming on your way…..

LOTD Break up

Maxi  Slit Top – KOOVS Exclusive Print Maxi Top

Jeans – Forever 21

Peeptoes – Metro Lace Shoes

Tribal Necklace – The Bling Stores

Photo Credits – Hardik Kara <3

 

 

 

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