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

5 Beauty Essentials This Monsoon

Hi ladies! โค

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! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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2.ย 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! ๐Ÿ’ก

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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 โญ

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3.ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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

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Other great options areย Maybelline’s Colossal Volumโ€™ Expressย Mascara andย Rimmel London’s Volume Flash Max Bold Curves Mascara ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m currently loving Rose and Thyme Toning Wipes from Kara โค

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5.ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hope you liked my post and found it helpful!

Until next time..Keep dreaming โค

Boho Chic Summer Look

Hi readers! โค

Today I’m featuring one of my favourite pieces of garment this summer! This one was long due! Take a look at this monochrome printed kimono with fringe detail at the hemline. This is a thrifted item ๐Ÿ˜€

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I love how this kimono is light and airy, making it perfect for this season! The fringes make it so much fun! And there are multiple ways to wear it. I’ll tell you some ways today ๐Ÿ™‚

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I opted for wrist accessories and a necklace, completely foregoing earrings. I completed the look with a pair of black leather espadrilles ๐Ÿ™‚

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You can opt for full coverage, by pairing the kimono with leggings..

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OR create a playful summer look, as I did with the shorts ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Both outfits are quite versatile! The full black coverage is great for a formal meeting or simply, to feel cosy on a rainy day out ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The pure white look with the white linen shorts is perfect for everything, from hanging out at the mall and even going to the beach!

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Quick Tips:

1. You can even pair this kimono with your bikini or a swim suit and it will look perfect!

2. You can also wear a belt or cord with the kimono, to add definition to your waist. Or you can just let it flow and enjoy the breeziness like me! โค

So what do you think about kimonos? Would you like to try one, or do you love them already? ๐Ÿ˜€