Shopping Online with Coupons!

Hello dear readers ❤

Today I want to share something exciting with you. I’m sure many of you share the same guilty pleasure with me, that is shopping online 😛

And what better than discount coupons to shed our guilt of shopaholism? O:)

So today, I’ll share my no-guilt pass with you – CouponzGuru.com! This website is not only an aggregator of discount coupons but also gives you exclusive offers for brands like Jabong, Stalkbuylove, Amazon, Koovs, LenskartYepme and Askmebazaar!

So, here goes my experience on Couponzguru:

A pop-welcomed me to the site, encouraging me to sign up for free coupons. I’m all for it – count me right in! 😉

The home page is filled with a myriad of coupons – Ebay, Askmebazaar, American Swan, Lenskart, Shopclues, Yepme, Paytm etc etc.

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There’s something for everyone on Couponzguru. Travel, banking, food :burrito:, electronics, fashion, domestics and even mobile recharge!

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As a fashion blogger, and simply as someone who want a new top, I decided to go for clothing coupons! 😀

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They have it all – Flipkart, Jabong, Amazon, Stalkbuylove, Trendin, Shoppers Stop and Faballey, just to name a few.

After exploring for a while, I decided to go with Jabong’s Flat 20% Off (on new arrivals) coupon! It led me to a new tab with this popup:

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In the previous tab, I had been directed to the Jabong merchant site where I could shop. SO convenient! After some tedious browsing, I fell for this beautiful yellow top (worth INR 1299) which is perfect for both work and play.

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Using the flat 20% off offer from Couponzguru, I was able to get the top for INR 1091 😀

Next, I realised that I needed to get some skincare products. I couldn’t believe my luck when I found a flat 30% off coupon for Lotus products from Askmebazaar!

I ended up ordering this skincare combo which has all my favourite products – and at an unbeatable price.

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To sum it up, I had a smooth sail on Couponzguru. I had only a few “hiccups” – when I came across some expired coupons. But the sheer availability of many more coupons made up for it I guess 😉

Happy Shopping! xx

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The Whole Nine Yards

Hello readers ❤

A very Happy Independence Day to everyone!

Today I’m back with a post about the traditional Indian ethnic wear – the saree! In my post about my first bloggers’ meet, I told you guys about the meet organised by Triveni ethnic wear.

So after a fiasco with the planned brocade blouse and my internet connection issues, today I’m finally able to share my look, wearing one of their creations! 🙂

To make up for the blouse, I wore a plain black tee and fashioned it into a crop top by knotting it below my bust on the left 😀

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I kept the makeup simple but striking, playing withe the sari’s colour scheme of red and gold. I kept the accessories minimal, and went without earrings 🙂

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You can see the knot in the next pic..

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And here:

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So here’s the quick low-down from my day with Triveni:

  1. Triveni is based in Surat. You can visit them at 1018-1025, First Floor, Anupam Textile Market,Ring Road, Surat to look at their full EXTENSIVE collection!
  2. And those who cannot make it to Surat, you should check out theTriveni website! It has a huge range of ethnic wear from sarees and suits to lehengas and kurti!
  3. They have something for the men and kids as well! 😉
  4. They take custom orders. Anything from a pre-pleated saree to a celebrity outfit request, they can do it all!
  5. They are constantly innovating. They showed us fabrics and blends which I had never seen before! Can you imagine shiny crepe?? I saw a beautiful patch of grey crepe, with a golden tone on one side
  6. They are very affordable! I checked out their wedding catalogue, expecting the lehengas to cost 70-80k INR easily cuz they are THAT beautiful. But brace yourselves – the semi-stitched lehengas cost a jaw-dropping 8-10k INR only!

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You’ll see that this look can go from elegant to boho in just a flick of the hair 😉

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So these were all the pics from the shoot! And here’s my personal favourite ❤

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Ps. I’m wearing product number 86001 🙂

IIJW 2015: My Day Out!

Hey lovely readers! ❤

Tonight I want to share my experience at the India International Jewellery Week 2015 with you guys 😀
I attended Day 2 of the IIJW at Grand Hyatt (Mumbai) and had a great time! This is how I looked!

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I attended the show presented by the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ) that showcased collections by Rahul Luthra, Cherry Sahni, Anushka Singhal and Rachna Gupta. Many designs caught my eye!

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I was bewitched by Cherry Sahni’s exquisite collection! It was all about diamonds and TASSELS! It was amazing to see gems and pearls tied into tassels – so unique! B-)

The outfits were all denim! Denim and diamonds make an intriguing combination, don’t they? 😀

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Aditi Arya, the ruling Miss India World was the showstopper for Cherry. She looked like a young goddess in an unconventional boho-chic denim bustier-style leotard and a sheer lace skirt, coupled with ultra high brown leather heels ^^’

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After the show, I caught up with Cherry and her showstopper. Both ladies were gracious enough and the chat was effortless!

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Aditi’s favourite thing about the collection was its perfectly harmonious blend of modern and traditional. Her denim-lace outfit definitely revealed both the chic coolness and grace that a women embodies, she felt.

As for Cherry, she couldn’t be happier about her showstopper! According to her, Aditi symbolises precisely what her collection puts forth – a globetrotter and a free spirit who is in touch with her roots.

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Giveaway Winner!

This post comes a little late, as I’ve been caught up with a lot of things lately. My apologies to all my lovely readers! :* ❤

All those who followed me on Instagram will know that I announced the winner of the Kryolan giveaway on 1st July 🙂

Ekta Murarka was the lucky lady who received the Kryolan hamper I had told you guys about 😉

And she posted this super cute photo: (please ignore my handwriting 😛 )

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I loved all the entries for the contest. Everyone had great answers about why they wanted to win the goodie bag! But don’t be disheartened if you didn’t win. There are MORE GIVEAWAYS coming soon! ❤

Stay tuned for major awesomeness coming on my blog and Instagram. I’m REALLY excited about the upcoming posts!

Until the next post, keep dreaming ❤

Shruti xo

5 Beauty Essentials This Monsoon

Hi ladies! ❤

Today, I want to share the 5 most important things that you should swear by, this monsoon. Believe me, monsoons are no less harsh than summer! The humidity makes it impossible for sweat to evaporate, causing us to sweat more! This also activates the oil glands and makes your skin perfectly acne-prone! 😮

I have a really oily T zone, so I have been there! In today’s post, I hope to make your lives easier this monsoon. Let’s take a look at the top 5 Beauty Essentials that are great for monsoon as well as summer 😀

1. Oil-free Sunblock / Sunscreen

Never step out without a good sunblock on. Truth be told, you should wear sunblock ALL the time! I’m currently using the UV Screen Matte Gel from Lotus Herbals. With SPF 50, this sunblock is oil-free and gives a matte effect! Lotus Herbals makes safe, eco-friendly products which don’t harm my sensitive skin 🙂

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2. Matte Makeup

Try to avoid liquid lipsticks, gloss and creamy eyeshadows. The Mumbai monsoon and humidity are unforgiving. It won’t take more than 10 mins after you step out, for you makeup to melt and drip :/

Try using a waterproof and oil-proof makeup base. Lacto Calamine is a good option that can be used as a base! 💡

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It’s also a great idea to fix your makeup and matte-fy it with a loose powder such as this one from Kryolan ⭐

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3. Waterproof Eye Makeup

Besides a waterproof base, foundation and all of those, make sure you use waterproof makeup on your eyes! Waterproof makeup will make sure you don’t look like a raccoon on your big day 😛

I’m currently using Hyper Curl Volum Express mascara from Maybelline.

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Other great options are Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara and Rimmel London’s Volume Flash Max Bold Curves Mascara 🙂

4. Wet Wipes / Tissues

Always keep a pack of wet wipes or face tissues handy! The humidity makes us sweaty and oily, but a quick swipe with a wet wipe can save the day! 😉

I’m currently loving Rose and Thyme Toning Wipes from Kara ❤

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5. Purified Water

The last thing which is very important! I can’t stress enough, the importance of staying hydrated. With all the sweating in monsoon, our bodies lose great amounts of water. Drink water at regular intervals to keep your bodily mechanisms in good shape!

Hydrated skin means healthy, bouncy, glowing skin 😉

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Hope you liked my post and found it helpful!

Until next time..Keep dreaming ❤