Thursday, 15 December 2016

#CrewExplore - Abu Dhabi



For those of you who have been following me on my social media channels, must be very well aware of the fact that I am now a Flight Attendant with India's fastest growing private airline.

I've always wanted to update you all on the blog with the same, but I just couldn't find the time and the words to express. 

Now, being a Flight Attendant isn't an easy job with the erratic timings and people trying to adjust with your schedule. I would not deny that the job has it's own perks; especially if you love to travel, explore new places and meet new people.

So recently, I visited Abu Dhabi again. Since, I've already been to Ferrari World and Yas Island, this time, I went exploring the other side of the city. Since, I had just a day in the city, I planned to visit The Emirates Palace and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. 

The Emirates Palace is a 7 star iconic hotel situated in West Corniche. Now, apart from it's wonderful architecture and magnificent rooms furnished in marble and gold, you HAVE to try their signature cappuccino sprinkled with 24 karat gold flakes for the price of just 60 AED.



 


Cappuccino with 24k Gold Flakes





Next, I visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is the largest mosque in Abu Dhabi. The sparkling white minarets with intricate leaf gold pillars define this mosque to be a breathtaking monument.
An Abaya is a must-wear for all the women entering the mosque. You can either wear your own or borrow one from the mosque. I'd suggest, visit the mosque just before the sunset. The ombre hues of the sun setting against the beautiful Grand Mosque, makes for pretty pictures too!




Love,
Sarika

Check out more of Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNbT3sAnju8

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Get your Shimmer on this festive Season

Illuminate has been the beauty world’s favourite trend this year and for good reason! While it’s been seen across runways, the metallic hues and shimmer make up is also perfect for the festive season.

After launching two glamorous shades earlier this season, India’s No. 1 colour cosmetics brand, Lakmé, brings to you two new Illuminating Eyeshadow palettes that are ideal for the upcoming festivities. Inspired by the vibrant colours of the season, the two gorgeous new eyeshadow palettes are named Royal Persia and French Rosé.

They say it’s the eyes that gives you that extra sparkle. So as you prep for your festive looks
this year try the new Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow palettes to add to the glam
quotient.

These limited edition eyeshadows by Sabysachi Mukherjee have 6 versatile colours to play with and create stunning looks that are bound to turn heads. Whether it’s the lovely plum tones of the Royal Persia palette or the warm earthy shades of the French Rosé palette, these unique shades are absolute must-haves.

The Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow palettes are priced at Rs. 995/-



Wednesday, 26 October 2016

What To Wear this Diwali

The festival of lights – Diwali is just round the corner and I am here with another post telling you’ll on what you all should wear this season. Diwali for me means dressing up my best, making rangoli’s, lighting up diya’s at my home and bursting crackers. But before the day arrives, I do indulge in a pre-Diwali Shopping spree with my family.

I believe, Ethnic Wear is currently re-inventing itself to a more modern yet comfortable version. While, Anarkali suits and Saree’s are the most usual picks, I prefer comfortable cotton kurta’s since they can be re-styled with long line Skirts, Denim Jeans and Pakistani Pants.

Since Kurta’s can be worn over anything and everything, the one brand that comes to my mind when I think of a wide range of Kurta’s is RANGRITI. The brand name itself means colorful fashion. Hence, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to a variety of colors. The brand offers latest ethnic styled Kurta’s, Printed Palazzo’s, Colorful Ombre styled Dupatta’s and Free sized long-line skirts.

Rangriti has their own online shopping portal where they not only have a wide range of kurta’s online but they also provide a huge amount of discount. So, skip bargaining at the local shops and start shopping online! It not only saves you time but also money!

Here are a few of my favorites from their Kurta collection which can be worn by both, the traditional women and the modern office-going women:


1. A mix of the sunset hues with floral embroidery is what I would opt for this Diwali. Pair it up with a bright pink churidar or high heels to oomph up the outfit.

2. I've always believed that White and Gold are a win-win combination. What I really like about this Kurta is that it is layered with a metallic gold lining which gives volume to the whole outfit.



3. This multi-colored Kurta with shaded sunset detailing and printed sleeves, not only looks subtle but will also portray the illusion of being thin.

4. The solid blue colored kurta with detailing at just the right places. For those of you, who have never experimented with prints can opt for this kurta. The mughal palace detailing at the hem and the sleeves have caught my fancy!

5. Teal is a very underrated color. A lot of us opt for colors like red and black, but the color teal does bring a natural glow to the skin! Not only can you wear this at the office but also at your neighbor's diwali party.

6. The customary red color which is often opted by the newly brides for their first diwali in their new household. The U-Neckline of this kurta allows the bride's mangalsutra to fit perfectly!


 These were just a few picks from Rangriti's Kurta Online collection. To view more and shop head over to their website : http://www.rangriti.com/shop/tops/kurta.html 

Love,
Sarika 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Your Favorite Lakmè Blush & Glow Face Wash – Now in Crème!

Post the phenomenal launch of Lakmè ‘Blush and Glow’ face wash range, the brand has given the product a twist and introduced it in a unique crème base. The new range invigorated with the base of crème and goodness of fruits like Strawberries and Peaches makes your skin feel softer and smoother like never before! The crème based properties in these face washes give your skin the perfect mix of moisturization and radiance.

These days, women with active lifestyles need special care for their skin as it is essential for our facial skin to stay moisturized all through the day. The crème based properties in Lakmè Blush & Glow face washes not only cleanses your skin from within but also makes it smooth and moisturized with the right amount of fruity blush!
Lakmè Blush & Glow Crème Face washes range are available in 2 exciting variants – Strawberry & Peach.

Lakmè Blush & Glow Crème Strawberry Face wash

The properties found in this variant are ideal for washing away all visible dirt, impurities and pollution instantly. Being enriched with the goodness of strawberries, it removes excess sebum and brightens it with a gorgeous glow.

Lakmè Blush & Glow Crème Peach Face wash

Our facial skin is extremely sensitive and most prone to dryness. The Lakmè Blush & Glow Peach face wash is perfect to hydrate one’s dry and lifeless skin. The mild ingredient – peach helps moisture seep down to your skin’s deepest epidermal cells, and implants them with an instant moisture boost.

The Lakmé Blush & Glow Crème face washes* range is suitable for all skin types and preps your skin for a fresh revitalizing experience! This nourishing treat from Lakmè is available across all leading stores in India at Rs 99 for 50g and 175 for 100g              


Monday, 29 August 2016

The 'TREND’ in town!


It was that time of the year again. An eventful four days took place at St.Regis where established and upcoming designers showcased their Autumn/Winter Collection for the Lakme Fashion Week.
Just like Game of Thrones Episode 9, we all tend to wait for the finale shows of everyday. This season TRENDS earlier known as Reliance Trends presented the finale show for day 3 in association with the King of Minimal Rajesh Pratap Singh.
Spotted at the show were Mugdha Godse, Rahul Dev, designer Rohit Bal and the who’s who of the film and fashion industry.
  

The brand revealed its new identity as ‘TRENDS’ for the trendsetters! We often look up to celebrities and bloggers for inspiration when it comes to fashion. Along with celebrities, people who have gained accolades for being the FIRST in their field to achieve are trendsetters too. Hence, TRENDS took this initiative to celebrate them.

TRENDS presents Rajesh Pratap Singh wasn’t just another fashion show. Along with models, the runway was set ablaze by Aisha Abdullah, Ujjwala Raut, Imaad Shah, DJ Gaurav Madan and the showstopper for the show – Jacqueline Fernandez.




To look my best at the show, I stopped by at the TRENDS store to pick my outfit. Florals, Vibrant Colors, Monochrome and various prints were a part of the Autumn/ Winter collection at the store. After an hour of trials, I found the perfect outfit.


  
The designer took inspiration from the Punjabi Suit. The attention to detailing with a modern twist to the Punjabi Suit seemed comfortably stylish. Prints like Ikat, Stripes and Windowpane were majorly noticed. When it came to menswear, he chose to pair formal jackets with wide-legged trousers. With Clean Cuts, Neutral and Pastel Tones along with the re-invention of comfort wear, Rajesh Pratap Singh has won my heart and has surely set a new TREND.
Here are my favorites from the collection :




Love,
Sarika.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Make your Home free from any Dampness. Fix it now with Dr.Fixit!


With the onset of monsoon showers, we as humans get ready to brace the detoriation in our health with viral fever, cold, etc. Our home walls just like us, experience health issues in the form of dampness, cracks and leakage.

During the rainy season, moisture from the rains seeps through the exterior of our buildings into the interiors of our home walls that creates dampness and cracks in our walls that stay put even after the monsoons.






Just like we take care of our health by visiting the doctor, we need to take care of our homes too.
To take care of the health of our homes, we need to fix the problem. And, to fix the problem, Dr.Fixit by Pidilite comes to play. Every year, my home would experience dampness and cracks. From ceiling cracks to wall dampness, fungus in my hall and the paint peeling off, the rains would terrify me.Every time I would be having guests over, I had to re-place the furniture against the walls just to hide the cracks.And, this would keep continuing until I had to re-paint the whole house just before festivities like Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali.

Re-painting the whole house with wall putti every year would burn a hole in my wallet. Hence, temporary solutions like these will not fix the problem. To find a permanent solution, I came across waterproofing techniques by Dr.Fixit that give you a life-long solution i.e life - long health to your homes.

So what is waterproofing?
A thin layer of water resistant material is applied in our homes in order to prevent water from entering into the walls. Waterproofing of our terrace, basement, kitchen, balconies and bathrooms are of utmost importance. These are the places where rainwater comes into first contact with our walls.

To waterproof your home, one need not break past the wall plaster to reach to brick level. The water resistant material is directly applied on the damp internal wall by brush. Due to its quick drying technology, the waterproofing is done very quickly.

For freedom from dampnees and leakages, companies like Dr.Fixit provide a team of dedicated technical experts for site inspection who compile timely solution and recommendation reports. Dr Fixit also has trained applicators who are the ambassadors for good waterproofing workmanship. The continuous efforts taken by Dr.Fixit aim for a leakage free India.

And, to support this initiative by Dr.Fixit and to cure the cracks to my and your home walls, I suggest the use of Dr.FixitCrackXShrinkfree. This superior quality waterproof coating would prevent the seepage of rainwater into your home walls.

Like I mentioned, waterproofing of bathrooms is of utmost importance since the bathroom is exposed to rainwater regularly. Repairing a bathroom can definitely be an expensive tool. To save on some money, we tend to neglect the bathroom area. But, Dr.Fixit’sBathseal range of products like the Bathseal Tape for the strong bonding between the PVC and the cement and the Bathseal 2K for the economical waterproof coating for sunken portion of your bathroom can prevent recurring repairs in the future. Also, make sure your drain the water in your bathroom only though pipes!

Mr. Bachchan also cares for his home and hence, his waterproofing doctor is Dr.Fixit. Check out the video to know what happened to his home:




Next time if you face any of these problem, do check out the solutions to keep your home healthy at The Happy Homes Blog.


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Festival Shopping with BIBA India

It's the season to look pretty! With Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi and other festivities coming our way, wouldn't we all love to wear new outfits?
Since we all tend to wear casual outfits on a daily basis, it does feel nice to put on a traditional outfit every once in a while.
I am not a Saree Person ; considering it takes so much time to drape one and it does feel uncomfortable throughout the day. Hence, I opt for  Anarkali Suits that can not only be worn on religious festivities or weddings but, also on a casual lunch with your family and friends.
Keeping the festivals in mind, BIBA – a leading ethnic wear brand does come to mind too! Rich fabrics, Flowy silhouettes and a wide range of colors and prints form a part of the ethnic brand.
All the brothers, listen up! Raksha Bandhan is around the corner and if you still haven't gotten around to getting a gift for your sister. It's time!
BIBA India has a wide range of Anarkali Suits with vivid colors and prints! They have something for every girl who likes to dress it up or stay minimal.
Now, you must be thinking that since you are so caught up in work, you wouldn't have the time to actually go to the store and purchase the outfit right? Well, there's a solution for that too!

The BIBA Official Online Store, India lets you purchase the outfit online with a heavy discount on most Anarkali's. All you have to do is go through the website and pick the right size!
While browsing through the website to pick my outfit for the coming festivals, I couldn't get my eyes off the extensive collection of Anarkali's by BIBA. From floor length Anarkali's that seem like a modernized version of an evening gown, pleated anarkali's that make you look thin to Anarkali Kurta’s with Pakistani Pants, they have it all!
I believe that an Indian Woman’s closet is incomplete without an Anarkali outfit! With BIBA India giving you almost a flat 50% discount on their Anarkali suits, they are definitely a must-buy!
Here are a few of my favorites from the collection :

1. This Anarkali Suit by Rohit Bal is my favorite! The subtle print, the Pakistani Pants and the Bandh-Gala has caught my fancy!



2. The intricate detailing on the chest and the dupatta with the solid blue color is perfect for a casual outing with your family.
 3. I can definitely see myself and my mum wearing the same Anarkali suit set. Did you notice the floral motif on the neck? Isn't that pretty?
 4. For someone who likes to dress it up, this is the perfect Anarkali Suit set for any kind of occasion. This pleated suit set not only flatters your body type but also makes you look thin!
 5. White and Gold is a winning combination! #EnoughSaid
 6. This floor length Anarkali Suit set boasts of the floral motif print along with the red piping and sequin detailing on the neckline.


You can visit the BIBA India Official Online Store to view their Anarkali Suits

Love,
Sarika Nagdeo

Sunday, 10 July 2016

#BreakFree with Braun

We all tend to spend hours and hours trying to search for the perfect outfit for the perfect date. And, when we do find the perfect outfit, there's a thought that strikes our mind - Unwanted body hair! Whether it's a sleeveless outfit that we tend to skip due to underarm hair or a pretty skirt due to those fine hair on our legs. Haven't we all faced such a problem? 





When it's late at night and you randomly plan to get out of the house for a drink, you obviously would love to look good and feel good. And, when you have to put that pretty outfit back into the closet for another day due to unwanted body hair, you do feel sad that all the parlor shops are closed! At this moment, you need to keep an Epilator handy!

For those of you who are new to the Epilator word - An Epilator is an electronic device that removes multiple hairs from its roots.

I have always been a waxing girl. So when I was introduced to Braun's Silk - Epil 9 I was a little hesitant to try it out.

The Braun Silk Epil 9 is a little expensive ; costing at 10,985 for the fastest and precisest hair removal along with super soft sonic exfoliation. 

The 40% wider head ensures even more hairs are captured and removed in one stroke whilst the revolutionary Micro Grip Tweezer Technology with wider, longer and deeper tweezers increases epilation performance - making Silk-épil 9 Braun’s most efficient wet and dry epilator.


The Braun Silk Epil 9 consists of 6 Accessories : An Exfoliation Brush Head, A Shaver head, A Trimmer Cap, A High Frequency Massage Cap, A Skin Contact Cap, Facial Cap, Cleansing Brush and a Travel Friendly Pouch. 

So here's what I felt : 

Since I was a first time user, I felt the pain level was a little major compared to what I have experienced while waxing or shaving. Well, I think I'll take some time to get used to it.

What I loved about the epilator was that it made my skin feel super smooth since the epilator massages your skin along with epilating it. It is a 100% waterproof so that it can be used in the shower. 


A full charge takes upto 1 hour and the epilator can be used continuously for upto 40 minutes. The design is feminine with hints of pink and purple. It has a smartlight that reveals the finest hair that is not visible to the naked eye.

Since, everyone has a different hair growth period, I cannot suggest about the time it will take for the hair to grow back again. The hair growth is definitely slower compared to waxing since Braun's Silk Epil 9 removes the finest hair from its roots.

The Exfoliator Cap has become my favorite! We all need a little pampering session after a painful hair removal session.
Trust me, my skin got smoother with every use!


So, Go Ahead and try the Braun Silk Epil 9 to #BreakFree from unwanted hair and to make your skin look good and feel good!

You can get the same at Amazon.

Love,
Sarika










Thursday, 7 July 2016

Denim All Day Everyday!

The monsoons have already set in and we all are enjoying our cups of chai and garam garam bhajiya's in the comfort of our homes. Well, I am not the one who stays back home when it rains. The rains are an excuse for me to get out of the house and take a walk amongst the greenery and the cool breeze.

Denims are for the summers or so they say! But, the thick denim fabric cannot be worn for the Indian Summers unless you want to drench yourself in sweat. For me, the monsoons are perfect for getting my denims out from the closet. Check out my outfit post for a super easy and stylish monsoon :

Denim on Denim with a hint of Aztec patchwork on the denim jacket along with the heart shaped detailing on the denim jeans back-pockets! The styling is simple with an eye for detailing!










Jacket - StalkBuyLove
Choker - Swarovski
Jeans - StalkBuyLove
Lipstick - ColorPop Cherry
Bag - Bangkok
Shoes - Bangkok


P.S - StalkBuyLove.com has launched their mobile app as well. You can download it here:



Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Blended with Love : Garnier Ultra Blends Review



Garnier India recently launched their new range of Paraben free shampoo range - Garnier Ultra Blends. Focusing on natural hair care ingredients, the range includes five variants; each variant for a different hair type and hair problem. 
Priced at 55/- for 90 ml.




The 5 Blends are : 

1. Soy Milk and Almonds for Dry Hair
2. 5 Precious Herbs - Green tea, Aloe Vera, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Henna for Healthy Hair Everyday
3. Royal Jelly and Lavender for Hair Breakage
4. Henna and Blackberry for dull and lifeless hair
5. Mythic Oil for under nourished hair.




Suffering from split ends and frizziness when I had long hair to now under nourished short hair. I have been through it all. Since, everyone suffers from different hair problems, there's a blend for every hair problem. My favorite has to be the Henna and Blackberry blend since it leaves my hair so silky and shiny and it smells heavenly! Also, the packaging has really caught my fancy! 



With the onset of rains, the Garnier Ultra Blends range has become my savior in disguise! Check out my post-hair wash pictures : 
The blackberry consists of Vitamin C with a high concentration of anti-oxidants that made my hair shine and with henna, my hair was more nourished. I can notice the difference in just one hair wash.

Go Ahead, Choose your BLEND!




Love,
Sarika

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