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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6 Beauty Boxes You Must Try!

Hello people! I have something new for you today! Read on to find out more 🙂

In the past few years, the “beauty box” trend has steadily caught up in India. But what is a beauty box?

As the name suggests, it involves a box. Full of goodies. Of your choice. YES! Beauty boxes let you try out a variety of products at less than half the market price!

I have narrowed the list down to six boxes that you must try! Each of them has a  USP. Let’s take a look! 🙂  

Fab Bag

Fab Bag gives its happy customers sample size products and sometimes even full size products to sample and enjoy. I tried Fab Bag for a few months and found it pretty good! There is variety in the products that they send, and you can also buy the full size products from their site. fab

Subscription Plans: Monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual. Check out the plans in detail here.

Price: Fab Bag extends amazing subscription options. You can take a bag for 599 INR per month, but the annual subscription gives you these bags for as low as 399 INR per month!

USP:

  • Cute, quirky bags every month! Great for carrying cosmetics, especially while travelling.
  • Options of women’s and men’s bags!

 

My Envy Box

My Envy Box offers a box full of luxury items its subscribers every month. The items come in a lush satin pouch inside the box 😀 These items are usually makeup and wellness items such as nail lacquer, clay mask, moisturisers and perfume samples. Subscribers can order full sizes of their favourite items on the website. envy Subscription Plans: Monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual. Check out the subscription plans here.

Price: Envy Box offers a huge loyalty and shopping programme. You can book an Envy Box for 850 INR per month OR 708 INR per month on an annual subscription!

USP: LOTS of luxury items, especially perfume samples in dainty vials! 😀

 

Sugar Box

Sugar Box is a very new and exciting service in fashion and lifestyle. The subscribers receive boxes full of exclusive goodies, quirky items and gourmet treats! How does a box containing flip flops, a ‘message in a bottle’ pen drive, a straw hat, a tote bag and a gourmet kiwi drink sound? These was their latest beach edition 😀 You can also shop for your favourite items on the website! Beach-Edition Subscription Plans: Monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual. Check out the subscription plans here.

Price: Sugar Box offers its services at 1499 INR per month. This can go as low as 1199 INR per month if you opt for the annual subscription!

USP: Each month has a new theme! Uber Mom, the Beach Edition, Girls’ Nigh In and the Spring Edition are some of the past themes.

 

MSM Box

The My Style Mile (MSM) Box believes in  “a lot in a little”. It contains not only samples, but also full sized beauty products! There are two kinds of Boxes available – the Express Box contains exciting, upcoming brands, while the Select Box contains premium, luxury brands. You can also shop for products on their website, exclusively for face care and body care. msm Subscription Plans: Monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual. Check out the subscription plans here.

Price: You can get an MSM Express box for 495 INR per month. This can easily go down to 416 INR per month if you choose the annual subscription! The MSM Select Box costs a little more, at 995 INR per month. The annual subscription lets you have it at 833 INR per month 😀

USP: Exclusive Discount and Gift Vouchers from the partner brands, including salons and spas!
 

BeautyWish Box

This beauty box service by The Nature’s Co. gives you humane beauty. The BeautyWish Box offers amazing vegan and cruelty-free hair and body care products! From citrus body washes to delicate lavender body lotions, BeautyWish covers all your wellness needs. natures Subscription Plans: Monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual. Check out the subscription plans here.

Price: The subscription starts at 595 INR per month, and can go as low as 495 INR per month if you go for the annual subscription!

USP: The Nature’s Co. is PETA-certified. They produce ONLY vegan and eco-friendly products. You can feel good about yourself as you splurge on BeautyWish! 😀  

 
Zotiqq Box

This comes last but is definitely not the least! Zotiqq is a very new brand and concept in India, as it is not exactly a “beauty” box, but rather, a fashion box. The Zotiqq box comes loaded with jewellery! You can score the latest statement neckpieces, rings and earrings every month by choosing between the Must-Have Box and the Fashionista Box. zotiqq Subscription Plans: Monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual. Check out the subscription plans here.

Price: The Must-Have Box costs 1000 INR per month, and 834 INR per month in the annual subscription. The Fashionista Box costs a tad more, at 1500 INR per month. It goes down to 1250 INR per month when subscribed annually 😀

USP:

  • Each box is unique, customised according to the subscriber’s preferences. One item represents the theme of the month.
  • The Fashionista Box comes with 2 statement neckpieces.

So which box do you like the best? Which one would you like to try out? Which ones have you tried already? Do share your thoughts! 😀


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Intricacies

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge “Intricate“:

Hello readers!

As you noticed, I couldn’t decide which picture suited this challenge the best. So I finally came up with FOUR pictures for it! 😉

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This lovely gold wrist cuff that I found at a flea market in Mumbai 🙂

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This ethnic silver ring from New Delhi 🙂

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Lovely chandeliers at a Mumbai restaurant 🙂

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Me wearing long, intricate dangle-style earrings. So sorry about the poor picture quality! I will put up a better resolution picture of these earrings asap 😀

So what do you think about these photos? Do they match the challenge? 🙂