December is my favorite month because it’s my birthday today… !!!  I always get WAY too excited about my birthday. The calls and messages from my friends and family, new outfits, yummy food, gifts and cakes. There is nothing in that I do not love. Also the days that involve wine and cake are the best ones. 

I started the day on a very high note. And if you have cake for breakfast, you know the day year is going to be the best one. Today’s plan involves nothing but food. And to keep up with the Christmas spirits, some good amount of red wine. I am going to put on my sexy shoes then head out. Hopefully, it’s going to be a good day. I ordered some skin care and make-up from Nykaa and I want to gift myself a bike, soon. Soon means, a few months because I need to manage my finances and apparently that’s what grown ups do.

To increase the happiness meter (yes, I have one), I am sharing my favorite look on my favorite day. These were shot during our road trip to the Rann of Kutch, that we visited a few weeks back. The trip was amazing and we came back with so many good memories and pictures.

The look was inspired by the place and it’s people. It’s my take on styling the white shirt, the Kutch-y way. I am crazy about the bohemian vibe so I incorporated it all in one. The skirt is an old favorite of mine and the clever idea to get a mirrored ‘toran’ and wear it as a belt is originally my mom’s. All the jewelry is bought over the years during my trips. Some are recently bought and some are more than a decade old.

Hope you enjoy what we created….
Love,
Kruti

Hello there,

How are you all doing? The reason my posts are less is because I am still in a holiday mood. Me and Rohitt went to Kutch for the Rann Utsav and then two of my friends got married in Baroda and then I was in Ahmedabad. The road trip was so much fun and the weddings were amazing. I mean, there is nothing like meeting old college friends, visiting same old places that we used to, eating yummy food and of course visiting our college. The best thing about having friends is that you can just pick up from where you left last time.

Now coming back to Bangalore and the post….

The weather is really chilly and it finally feels like December. I love this part of the year when it gets all festive and Christmas-y. All the cafe’s and shops are lit up and decorated. It looks so lovely. 

All of you know how much I love burgundy color , so I had to get this maxi dress from Flyrobe , a fashion renting website. You can read more about them in my earlier post HERE. The color is just perfect for the season.  And I threw on a denim jacket and some silver jewelry to add to that boho vibe to it. As much as I loved all that, I think I need to learn how to make a better hair bun. next time people, next time.

 

Love,

Kruti

 

I am a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of make up – Demi Moore

I totally agree with her. Both our skin care range might be at extremes but, I totally agree. While a healthy and balanced diet works from the inside, we need a good skin care routine for the outer layers of our skin. Also, our skin is the largest organ so we need to take good care of it.

We all know the hair & skin care brand Banjara’s, started in 1993, now they have 36 products in 10 categories. I have been using their hair powders since 3 years and I love them. And now, I am going to review their skin care range called skin +ve which is targeted to protect, hydrate, repair the skin and help us be more comfortable under our own skin and wear it with pride.

About my skin

Normal-dry in winters and oily-combination in Summers.

Banjara’s +ve Beauty Cream:

Now switch to Banjara’s skin +ve beauty cream and move to a positive world, where you wear your skin with pride.

Banjara’s Skin +ve Beauty Cream adds to your natural beauty by making it healthy, youthful and flawless. Enriched with Pomegranate, it accelerates the skin repair process, helps to firm up and tighten the skin to preserve its youth. Olive oil, Wheat germ oil and Provitamin B5, help build skin elasticity and hydration for a smoother, younger looking skin. SPF 15 and PA++ provide broad spectrum protection.

Suitable for all season usage and skin types.

Packaging and pricing:

Comes in a shiny gold box packaging which has a tube inside with a nozzle dispenser, travel friendly and very hygienic. Retails at INR 50/- for 20g and INR 100/- for 40g.

The cream is pink in color and has light consistency.

Pros of Banjara’s +ve Beauty Cream:
  • Light weight and gets absorbed quickly without leaving residue behind
  • Moisturizes skin making it soft and supple
  • Does not feel heavy or greasy
  • Perfect for normal-dry skin types
  • Has SPF 15 and PA++
  • Mild fragrance
  • No Animal testing
  • Has natural ingredients like olive oil, wheatgerm oil & pomegranate actives
  • GREAT value for money
  • Easily available
  • Travel friendly
Cons of Banjara’s +ve Beauty Cream:
  • Not for very oily skin
Verdict:

A good, herbal and affordable daily wear moisturizer. It protects, hydrates and repairs skin which is more than you could ask from an INR 50/- moisturizer.

TRLR Rating:.5/5

Banjara’s +ve Body Lotion:

Now switch to Banjara’s Skin +ve Bpdy Lotion and move to a positive world- where you wear your skin with pride.

Banjara’s Skin +ve Body Lotion adds to your natural beauty by making it healthy, youthful and flawless from within. Enriched with Pomegranate, Honey and Butters, it is a one stop solution for your skin care. Pomegranate protects the skin from aging rapidly due to moisture loss and accelerates the skin repair process. Honey, rejuvenates and softens the skin. Infused with Shea Butter & Kokum Butter, this lotion gives you a silky smooth skin.

A refreshing lotion suitable for all season usage and skin types.

Packaging and pricing:

Comes in a plastic bottle with a flip cap, travel friendly and hygienic. Retails at INR 140/- for 200ml.

Pros of Banjara’s +ve Body Lotion:
  • Thick consistency and very moisturizing
  • Makes skin smooth, soft and supple
  • Does not feel greasy
  • Perfect for most skin types
  • Mild and pleasant fragrance
  • No Animal testing
  • Has natural ingredients like Pomegranate, honey & Butters
  • GREAT value for money
  • Easily available
Cons of Banjara’s +ve Body Lotion:
  • None
Verdict:

A perfect body lotion for all skin types. I love the smell and the way it moisturizes my thirsty skin.

TRLR Rating:/5

 

Love,

Kruti

Let’s face it, to nail the selfie game like Kim Kardashian is no joke.  When my highlighter is on point or when I am wearing my favorite earrings or a cute top, I want to post the picture on my social media and share it with all of you. Sharing is caring, right ?  As much as I love to get that ‘perfect’ selfie, It takes some effort to get the angle, light and my nose right. But over the time, I have improved.  So I am going to share a few tips and points on how to get the perfect selfie. 

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Get your best angle

We are all humans and our faces are not always symmetrical. So it helps to have figured out which is your better side. All you need is some practice, click a couple of selfies and then decide. I wear a nose pin and I love to flaunt it, so I mostly choose my left side. But, when I want to flaunt my highlighter or earrings, I choose my right side, because my hair has a right side partition. You know what I mean, right ?  Also, the camera at a higher angle, will make the eyes look bigger.

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Get the best light

The difference between a selfie and ‘good’ selfie is, lighting. Poor lighting does not make the best selfies and unfortunately we do not always have natural light. So what to do when you want to click the selfies in the night? Vivo V5 phone comes with the first ever Moon Light feature which creates the lighting effects of a professional photography studio, giving you the soft radiant complexion of a supermodel for a beautiful picture-perfect image every time. Now you can look good and capture your precious moments, even in the night. 

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The front camera

Did you guys know that the front camera of a cell phone is of a lower resolution compared to the back one? This is one of the reasons I want to avoid the front camera, but cannot, because I do not get the desired angle with the back one! Finally there is a solution. Vivo V5 has the first ever 20 Megapixel front camera which creates powerful high resolution images featuring extraordinary clarity and vivid natural colors with every selfie, so you always look your best. I mean how amazing is that! Now you do not have to choose between your angle and the clarity. 

The perfect filter for Flawless skin

If Kim can do it, so can you darling! She might have the best make-up artists and dermatalogists but, a good filter can do better! Vivo has dedicated years of persistent effort to perfecting smartphone photography, and now your V5’s camera knows every beauty secret. With every image, Face Beauty Mode software will make you look radiantand flawless in the most natural manner. Need I say more ? 

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Focus on one feature

No, I am not saying that you cannot focus on everything. But the picture is more interesting when a single feature is enhanced. Got the big lashes? Lift the phone higher. A purple lip ? Then focus on the lips. That cute neck piece? Then focus on the neck. It’s these simple tricks which will do wonder to your pictures. 

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These are few basic tips that I follow and hope these are useful. Let me know which is your favorite tip or describe your  favorite pose or share your top tip in the comment box below. And if you are searching for a phone which has cool features and is also selfie friendly, do give Vivo V5  a try .  You can read more about the specifications and features HERE.

P.S. – Did you guys know that there is a frikking National Selfie Day in America !

Love,

Kruti

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Hello There,

I am so excited to be collaborating with Flyrobe, the fashion renting website. Yes, you heard it right, now you can rent outfits for your next party or your BFF’s wedding. They have it all covered. 

Flyrobe started just a few years back and now they are in all major Indian cities. Before you start contemplating about renting outfits then let me give you the math. If Mr. Modi has taught me one thing, it is, the value of my hard earned money.  So we don’t want to spend that on a dress which we are going to wear just once, do we ?  In such difficult times Flyrobe comes to our rescue. This Quirkbox outfit costs about INR 12,500, which I wouldn’t pay just to wear it once or twice. Now the price to rent this outfit is less than 10%. Same goes for cocktail dresses or party-wear. I love the look of their website and it is very user friendly. You have to enter your city and can choose the outfits depending on your size, budget and function. They have casual outfits which start from less than INR 500 to designers like Quirkbox and even Sabyasachi.

This is the first outfit of three that I chose from their website. The best thing about Flyrobe is that, the outfits come neatly packed, washed and ironed. All you have to do is nothing but just wear them and return. Talk about convenience! I have been a fan of Quirkbox ever since they launched, so this was like a dream come true. I loved the pink heart details and the anti-fit of the dress. Because of the color of the dress and the fit, I wanted to create a slightly rustic look. So I added the belt, wore my brown boots and vintage sunglasses which went perfectly with it. You could even wear pink/nude heels and a clutch to make the outfit look more ‘girly’ and that would look great too. To each their own. 

That’s it folks, enjoy the pictures and check out Flyrobe and let me know which outfit would you like to rent in the comments below. 

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Details:
Dress : Quirkbox from Flyrobe
Boots: Forever21
Sunglasses: Blingg
On my lips: Maybelline VividMatte in ‘Violet Pink”
Until next time,
Kruti