Formal Lunch and Casual Hangout Outfit

Hey guys! ❤

A few days back, I shared the Fresh Summer Look with you. Today, I’ll share details of the full outfit! 🙂

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So for my makeup, I kept it light and fresh. I used a sunblock, covered it with compact and then started with the eye makeup. I used the basic chubby stick kajal from Lakme for my waterline, and a waterproof kajal from Revlon for my lids. I also used Maybelline‘s Hyper Curl Volum Express waterproof mascara on my lashes.

I wore my favourite red lip colour from TommyG cosmetics. They are a Greek brand and the product is AMAZING! The lip color has really high coverage. I have pigmented lips and they cover it up in just one swipe! You can apply 2 coats for a more vibrant colour. It also stays on for 5-6 hours easily without reapplication, WITH food and drinks!

The full outfit:

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I kept the accessories to a minimum. Wore small black stud earrings, a medallion necklace and a turquoise beaded bracelet. I kept my nails clean and fresh with just a clear polish ❤

I kept a pair of reflective aviators handy as it was a sunny day 🙂

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My top was a formal white one, with no embellishments or print. I paired it with plain black leggings and white, basket weave flats. I also carried a gunmetal grey hangbag 🙂

This outfit can be worn to the office, especially on casual Fridays. It is also perfect for formal lunches, and as evening wear if you’d like to head out for drinks after work. If you’re not a fan of bright red lips, you can even rock this look with your favourite shade of pink or coral! So, what do you think? 🙂

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Fresh Summer Look

Hi people! ❤

Today, I decided to keep things understated and yet, striking. I kept the make up minimal and focused only on the eyes and lips. No eye shadow, no contouring! So this is how I looked today! 🙂

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For my eyes, I used ONLY kajal (kohl) – I’m a little afraid of liquid liners! 😛

Also, I kept my nails fresh and clean with a clear polish.

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I paired this look with a formal white top, black leggings and gunmental grey leather handbag. Detailed post and pictures of my full outfit coming up tomorrow! 😀

The Basic Black Bag

Hello readers!

Today I will introduce you to the Basic Black Bag (or the BBB) which is a must in every girl’s wardrobe. The BBB suits every occasion and almost every outfit!

There are several kinds of bags available in the market today. I’m showcasing some of the best ones to help you quickly grab your favourite 😉

The Satchel – Featuring Fossil

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The Tote – Featuring Lavie

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The Clutch – Featuring Diwaah

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The Hobo – Featuring The Trunk Label

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The Sling – Featuring Viari

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Now I’ll show you my Basic Black Bag 🙂

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This bag is pretty big in size (15 inches diagonally) with a subtle, elegant quilted design. The braided pipe-style strap looks stylish and the tassel detail on the zipper adds uniqueness.

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I love the fact that it can transform into almost any kind of bag! 😀

It can work as a tote, as seen in my picture below.

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I can hitch it up on my shoulder and use it hobo-style.

It also comes with a detachable long strap. So I use it as a sling bag also! 🙂

I have had this bag for 3 years now, and it has been very loyal to me! From important interviews to crazy parties, this bag of mine has seen it all 😀


Product pictures have been sourced from Amazon.

Top Grossing Movies of Last 6 Decades

Hello people!

Today I bring you, the highest grossing Bollywood movies of the last six decades. I’m sure you know about most of them already! 😀

  1. 2001-10 – 3 Idiots (2009)

Earnings: 202 crore INR

At Current Rupee Value (CRV): 280.78 crore INR

All izz well with 3 Idiots. This movie talks about the pressure faced by students in their endeavours to live up to parents’ expectations. No wonder this movie had a huge following in populous countries like China (Yes, I asked strangers on Omegle 😛 ) and India where getting into a reputed engineering college parallels Nirvana!

  1. 1991-2000 – Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)

Earnings: 69.75 crore INR

At CRV: 229.47 crore INR

The Salman Khan, before he started kicking villains into the stratosphere, was a family guy.  This movie had a big, happy family, lots of sanskar, and you guessed it right, Alok Nath! In fact, this movie was a handbook to Indian family, marriage and traditions 😉

  1. 1981-90 – Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

Earnings: 14 crore INR

At CRV: 73.92 crore INR

This decade was perhaps the dry era of Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan’s star was fading and no other superstar was in sight. That’s when Sooraj Barjatya gave us this movie with the right doses of dosti, pyaar, sanskaar and Alok Nath!

Ps. let’s not forget Salman’s dancing skills 😉

  1. 1971-80 – Sholay (1975)

Earnings: 15 crore INR

At CRV: 193.35 crore INR

Two conmen (best friends Jai and Viru), summoned by a self-righteous former cop to kill a notorious dacoit. This was the epic Sholay. With a stellar cast, this is probably the only movie where the side characters became just as famous. Samba, Kalia, Thakur and Dhanno (yes!) are legends today.

  1. 1961-70 – Sangam (1964)

Earnings: 4 crore INR

At CRV: 156.6 crore INR

You may not have heard about this movie, but Sangam was the big daddy of love triangles, made by the big daddy of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor. Foreign locations, romance, huge budget and a long running time – it all began with Sangam!

  1. 1951-60 – Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Earnings: 5.5 crore INR

At CRV: 253.5 crore INR

Although apparently historically inaccurate, Mughal-e-azam was the most opulent, extravagant and larger-than-life movie ever created. Such was the scale that it took 16 years to be made. Here’s a gif to sum up the movie the best.

Akbar was pissed and Anarkali couldn’t care less 😉


All gifs have been made by me using gifyoutube 🙂

Featured image source: travelaccommodate

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! 😀


All pictures have been sourced from the respective websites, their Facebook or Instagram.