Thursday, 27 October 2016

Diwali As The Bride

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Among the many moments in life, when adrenaline rush thrives and the monotony of life comprises itself in a time frame ever so characteristic and dynamic, is the "festive season". If you've been a regular reader of my blog (or an occasional one around this time of the year), you aren't stranger to my indescribable love for the festive season. Maybe it is because of the faint celebratory sounds that make way through the quietness of the night or it is the unison with which the roads gets jam packed, sweet shops get flooded with people or the sight of your city beaming in a sea of lights. Or so because, I believe that October Speaks To Me.

From much awaited get-togethers with family to endless conversations till the wee hours of the morning. From card parties with friends to all those exciting food menus. From the absolutely necessary shopping trips to planning for all the upcoming shaadis. The festive season is a bountiful of moments, occasions and celebrations All Brought Together.

For two years now, I've made it my tradition to share with you all my ideas on festive dressing. Much like our lives, our sartorial choices also pace and evolve. Though, each year I have tried to very practical and realistic when it comes to my choices but this year I am all prepared to go unabashed. This festive year is rather very special (and huge) for me because I get to spend it with my husband, my main man. So this, Once Upon A Princess is all set to head-out for the hustle, bustle and bang and cherish each moment of this beautiful gift of life in its complete glory. Join me?

Wearing - 

Suit - Vanasvi Boutique (New Delhi)
Maang Tikka - Mom's
Sandals - Charles & Keith

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

TrimmingsAndLace For Himalaya : The Orange Peel-off Mask

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The summer heat might be bidding us a fast farewell, but it does leave behind bitter sweet traces of tan on the skin which are hard to get rid off. The summers and the holiday season must have been the time when you loved this tan and made up for quite a show off, but come festive season I bet you want to look your radiant and glowing best. Well, we are in luck because Himalaya recently launched their Tan Removal Orange Peel-off Mask, and you'll be over the moon that they did. My earliest memory of a peel-off mask is that of my mother using one regularly, and now if you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram you would know that I am a mask lover myself. Hence, when I was given this opportunity to try out this product while it was in its pre-launch stage, no surprises I couldn't refuse.

The Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel-off Mask, is an effective blend of natural ingredients like Orange peel and honey, known for their skin lightening and brightening properties. Orange peel, through its peeling action, helps control melanin synthesis aiding in removing tan and lightening the skin tone, while honey helps in soothing, moisturizing and hydrating the skin. The Orange peel extracts also act as a natural cleanser for the skin, help eliminate excess oil and render a more even-tone texture to the skin, Likewise, honey contains superior antibacterial, probiotic and healing properties and is extremely beneficial in nourishing the skin for that healthy, youthful glow. 


Apply the mask on cleansed skin avoiding the skin around your eyes. The mask is similar to a gel in consistency and hence glides smoothly. Allow the mask to dry for 10-15 minutes. Once done, gently peel off the mask from the skin. I do recommend doing a patch test before you apply the mask on your skin, because the mask did break me out where I am most susceptible to acne. Since then, I've avoided using it on that area in particular and am quite happy with the results on the rest of my skin. I do use it twice a week, and can reckon that it fairly does what it claims. 

I hope this was helpful and made you less stressed about looking your best this festive season. Don't forget to let me know! 

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