Keeping Cool

Hello dear readers โค

It’s been a lazy couple of weeks, fitting the hot, lazy weather of Delhi.

Today I want to share a very casual yet chic outfit with you.ย It’s a cotton shirt and cigarette pants combination. Scroll below to see what makes it stand out ๐Ÿ™‚

Full outfit:

(didn’t feel the need for footwear as this was an indoor shoot ๐Ÿ˜› )

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This blue shirt is quite versatile. It looks like denim but is cotton!

White pants are a summer essential – in fact, I wear them all year round! This one is a straight fit pair. I try to avoid a skinny fit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I quite love the colour combination – blue and white with a touch of silver and crystals. Easy on the eyes and very refreshing on a hot day!

This bohemian statement necklace helps amp up the outfit and you can go from shopping to lunching in the same thing! ๐Ÿ˜€

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You can simply pair this outfit with flip flops or chappals while you run errands!

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The hair bun gives a very clean look and keeps me cool outdoors (I think I should accept that this is my favourite thing to do to my hair – no fuss! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

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Letting my hair down:

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A few extra shots ๐Ÿ™‚

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My favourite โค

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Thanks for checking out this post! Here’s my face again for youuuu ๐Ÿ˜›

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So what do you think about this post and outfit? Do let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time,

Love from Shruti xx

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Product Review: Lakme 9 to 5 Toffee Nexus Lipstick

Hey ladies!

Today after a long break, I am back with a product review ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s the Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade of Toffee Nexus (YUMMY NAME!)

I ordered it from Jabongย where it is priced at INR 360/- against the market price of INR 450/- !!

You can order it here ๐Ÿ˜€

The product comes packaged in a peachy pink card box, with silver lettering. Looks simple and elegant; I like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The lipstick has a rose goldย metallic body which looks rich and sophisticated. It is slightly rounded at the middle, giving it a cute chubby look ๐Ÿ˜€IMG_20151128_125739801

Here is the Toffee Nexus lipstick:IMG_20151128_130028195

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Let’s take a look at the shade ๐Ÿ™‚IMG_20151128_130402071

This is how it looks on my inner arm. I findย it to be a very beautiful shade ๐Ÿ™‚
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The texture of this Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick is quite creamy, and it is well tinted. I have pigmented lips and I could see that the colour had built up well with the first swipe itself. The second coat helped to play up the colour better!

Now for the drawbacks – The lipstick has a medicine-like smell. But I’m not sure if that’s the case with the entire range, or just my lipstick :/ The smell diffuses after a minute of wearing the lipstick.

Secondly, I feel that this lipstick ย doesn’t have much staying power. Its creaminess makes it come off at the slightest contact with anything, be it a mug, straw, tissue etc. I liked the shade better, after blotting with a tissue ๐Ÿ˜›

This is how it looks on me (blotted):
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My Verdict:

Sooo, I did say that toffee Nexus is a beautiful shade of lip colour. BUT, I’m afraid that it doesn’t flatter my dusky complexion. The swatch looked pretty on my arm, but my face is darker in comparison.ย I’m sure it will look great on fairer complexions ๐Ÿ™‚

Nevertheless, Toffee Nexus will definitely be my go-to lipstick for a nude look ๐Ÿ˜€

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Mirrors and Dreams Among Top 50 Beauty Blogs!

Hey lovelies,

Tonight, I’m really excited to share an amazing news with you. Mirrors and Dreams just got featured among the ‘Top 50 Beauty Blogs of India’ on Rebateszone! ๐Ÿ˜€

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HOW COOL IS THIS?

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I’m so happy that my efforts have been recognised. I know I have a long way to go but this acknowledgement is a great boost! And this would not have been possible without the support of you lovely readers โค

I don’t know you all personally but I still love every one of you! So, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Myย Twitter has not been mentioned here, but you can follow me at @mirrorsndreams! And my Facebook too<3

Until next time,

Shruti xx

Premium Laundry Services Are Here!

Hello, my dear readers!

How many of you are fussy about your laundry like me? ๐Ÿ˜›

I always prefer washing my clothes by hand, with a gentle liquid detergent. I don’t even trust washing machines to do the job well! But with a hectic job, it’s tough to always find time for the chore; my clothes end up piling up ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Recently, I learnt about aย new laundry service called Mink.

I received the offer to get any three items laundered by Mink in exchange for an honest review. I am excited to share my experience with you guys ๐Ÿ˜€

So, I sent across an AND dress, a prized sari (raw silk with zari work) of mine and a precious rug which had gotten stained. I forgot to take pictures of the dress and sari before I sent it to the Mink team butย I remembered to click the carpet ๐Ÿ˜›
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Look at that patch on top, off-centre. I wanted this cleaned so I could store it properly, but I couldn’t figure out where or when to get it cleaned. Mink’s timing couldn’t have been better! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, the process began. The pickup was quite smooth and efficient. An executive from Mink collected my items and gave me a receipt.IMG_20151016_212057943

After 3 days – which I felt was a long wait – I received a call informing me that my stuff was ready to be delivered. The coordination was very efficient! I got held up at work and the Mink executive was gracious enough to delay his visit for my convenience ๐Ÿ™‚

I was pleasantly surprised whenย I received my laundered stuff neatly folded and presented in Mink’s branded packaging โค

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IMG_20151010_155900697Inside the spacious bag, my item were separately packed with much care and thought. My rug had been wrapped carefully, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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I was amazed to see my clothes in top condition ๐Ÿ™‚IMG_20151010_155714902IMG_20151010_155310156
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I’ll just sum up by saying that these premium laundry services seem like a boon. There are many other like me, who are very particular about their clothes but are not able to give it time. With Mink’s efficient pickup-and-drop facility and smooth communication, we can goodbye to our laundry hassles! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

You can check out the prices and more details on their website.

For all my lovely readers, here’s an amazing offer! You get INR 200 off on a minimum order of INR 500, valid till 15th November. Use promo code BLOG1400

Until next time,ย Shruti xxIMG_20151010_155220302

My First Giveaway On Instagram!

Hi guys!

I’m so excited to announce my first giveaway! Having crossed the milestone of 500 followers on Instagram, I’m giving away 3 amazing beauty products from the professional German makeup brand Kryolan โค
A Derma Fixing Powder, a luscious lip gloss in Apricot shade and a Cream Eye Liner in Sea Green shade are up for grabs! ๐Ÿ˜€

This giveaway is worth 2,000 INR! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

The fixing powder is great as aย loose powder for matte effect. It contains silicon which makes it waterproof and prevents oiliness!

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As for the lip gloss, it is very moisturising and is called the High Gloss. I think the name says it all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Cream Eye Liner is really creamy, pigmented and long lasting! Can be used every day or even to create a dramatic look ๐Ÿ™‚

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RULES:

1. Tag any number of your friends on the giveaway photo Instagram and follow me. Tell me in the comments, why you would like to win these products ๐Ÿ˜Ž
2. Repost this photo with #mirrorsndreamsgiveaway hashtag on your Instagram
3. Open to residents of India
4. Giveaway ends on 23th June, 7 pm.
5. The winner will beย announced on 1st July.
All the best lovelies! Get started! ๐Ÿ’‹

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