Sunday, 30 August 2015

Review: Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil

Hello dear readers! Today I am here with a little review of Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil moisturiser that I have taken a fancy to. I am not too fond of make-up products, barring lipsticks and nail-paints, but I absolutely love hoarding up skin care products. Specially body lotions, face-packs, body butters and oils interest me a lot. Though I am not regular with them because of my erratic travel schedules, but if I really like a particular product and find it convenient to carry along, then it definitely finds a place in my travel kit. These days, I have been using this gel oil moisturiser a lot and love how it keeps the skin soft and smelling good all day long.

I discovered the Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil in my mother's handbag when she returned from her trip to London. Since it was pretty cold there and she has dry skin, she said she used this gel oil a lot there and it helped keep the skin from shrivelling up. Since it smelled really good, I used it after shower and found it refreshing as well as easy on the skin, though it took a few minutes to absorb. The cocoa fragrance was an added plus as it left me smelling like chocolate for the whole day! Haha!

Now coming to the texture of Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil  - well since it is gel based, it is slightly thicker than the regular oils, and you need very little amount to cover an entire arm. It spreads out easily and evenly but like I mentioned above, it takes a little while to get absorbed into the skin. But wait a few minutes and it's all soaked up, leaving the skin feeling rich and supple.

Ingredients: Coming to ingredients used in Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil, well the information on the pack mentions a few chemicals besides pure cocoa butter, so this can be a concern for people who are particular about paraffins and chemicals.

Price Tag: £6 for 200ml pack (Not sure if it is available in India)

My Say: I loved Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Gel Oil's moisturising properties. It keeps the skin looking supple and the cocoa butter fragrance is a bonus. While it can be tricky to use in humid months, it makes for a must-have moisturiser for winters. So if you have friends or family coming over this festive season, ask them to bring along!

Product Rating: 3.5/5

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Trend Alert - Saree Gowns Going Strong

The wedding season has just gone by and just as I am done packing up the huge dry-cleaned anarkali that I wore for my cousin's wedding, I get some incredibly good news! A very close friend's marriage just got fixed! So, yay, some more dressing up to look forward too! The D-Day, I am told, is a few months away, but of course that does not deter me from checking out the latest trends. So far as wedding fashion is concerned, I am absolutely done with heavy anarkalis and lehengas for a while! They are  everywhere, so a big break from ethnic please, and time to pick up some chic fusion wear or perhaps something else that is more smart and trendy!

So with my heart and mind set on picking up something trendy for my friend's wedding, I had been browsing not just random showrooms but peeking through online stores. And it was during one of my random website browsing sessions that the same friend suggested that I check out Kalki Fashion, a fashion house popular for their expertise in not just crafting exquisite wedding trousseau, but also creating and stocking a huge variety of outfits that carry traditional Indian sensibilities. And trust me, one look at their collection and I knew I was on the right shopping track!

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What say, are not the designs and the intricate detailings super gorgeous! Right on the first page of the website are listed some of these ravishing saree gowns and one look at them and I am hooked! Precisely the kind of outfit I had in mind, a perfect coming together of traditional saree design and contemporary silhouette! And if my fashion knowledge is anything to go by, saree gowns have been quite in vogue for some time now, with many top notch celebrities  wearing them at glamorous events.

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A saree gown does not just makes for a fashionable and trendy outfit, but is also super comfortable and easy to carry. If, like me, the idea of wearing (and holding intact!) a traditional saree gives you hiccups, then saree gown is just the thing for you - traditional to look at, and easy to zip up, for we know it's a gown really! Plus to top it all, one wouldn't really have to worry about the outfit coming undone in case they decide to hit the dance floor! Bonus!

And guess what! In between giving all the gyaan on saree gowns, I have actually short-listed a few saree-gown designs on that I want to explore in detail.  It's good that there's a dedicated chat support on the website, so I can get my queries addressed right away! So while I go and chat with the support staff on the website, I leave you with one of the designs that I have been eyeing! Do let me know what you think of it? :)

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*Cross-posted from My Fashion and Food Diary 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pearl Academy Portfolio 2015 - Decoding Fashion (Part 2)

Portfolio 2015 - Pearl Academy's annual graduating event was not just about designer clothes, the students had also put up on display an incredible collection of furnishing products, stationary products, items designed from recycled products and lots of engaging art installations. While these exhibits won many a compliments and accolades from from the visitors, another highlight of the event was ace designer Manih Malhotra's visit. He congratulated and wished success to the graduating students and also spent time at a special fashion show organised by the students.

That's all from the Portfolio 2015! Hope you enjoyed both the posts, and if you did, then stay tuned for I will be sharing all lifestyle related posts here! Thank you for your time! :)

Pearl Academy Portfolio 2015 - Decoding Fashion

Portfolio 2015 - Pearl Academy's annual graduating event was an extravagant showcasing of the tremendous talent that the academy has nurtured. I got an opportunity to cover the 3-day event and the precision with which it was organised left me impressed. While the creative brilliance of graduating students left everyone mesmerised, their passion and professional approach towards putting the exhibits together was commendable. Sharing some photographs from the event.

Pearl Academy's Portfolio 2015 was a feast for the eyes. From gorgeous clothes to quirky art installations, the creativity and professionalism on display was striking. Wrapping this post here, but stay tuned for the next one for it will feature some more fantastic creations from Portfolio 2015!