Monday, September 15, 2014

Slideshows made Easy With Fotor

Remember me mentioning a a fun photo editor which lets you add text, filters and lots of cool effects to your photos? Yes, Fotor, and they're back with a fantastic new feature that lets you create slideshows within a few minutes with just a few clicks!  Just choose your favorite photos, and make an animated slideshow with music that you can send to everyone! You can add photos from your Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox or your computer. To use your Facebook photos, you must first log in using Facebook after which, Fotor lets you choose photos from you albums for the slideshow.

This super powerful feature lets you edit your photos in one touch and make them pump with music. When creating your slideshow, you have the choice between 9 different settings which you can preview too. If you hover over each icon, you will see an option to preview that style so you can hear the music and see the differences in how photos transition from one to another.


 You can change between the different themes before saving your slideshow. After you’ve chosen all of the photos you want to include in your slideshow, you can then have them shuffled into a random order or you can move them around to the order of your preference by dragging them left or right. When you are finished, you click on the red “Go” button to the right of the photos you chose and you’ll be able to preview your slideshow. You are able to go back and make any changes you would like if you’d like to tweak it a little. You can also share these easily with your friends via your social media channels with a link!

I'm going for a mini vacation for my best friend's bachelorette next week so I'm definitely using the slideshow to create a montage of our time! But till I post that one, check out my Slideshow here http://slideshow.fotor.com/creations/f02c16af6d1e45efa8cecc63cf823b85/index.html

Try the Fotor slideshow creator! Its loads of fun!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

To Barcelona With A Selfie #BedHeadThisIsMe

I've always been a huge fan of the hair care brand TIGI thanks to their fabulous range of shampoos, conditioners & styling products which have quirky names and very cool packaging. Known for its cheeky attitude along with fun and creative hair products, Bed Head by TIGI has launched a really cool contest known as #BedHeadThisisMe. 
All you need to do is get your hair styled in a salon, click a selfie with your stylist and upload it on their site HERE. What's up for grabs? A trip for 2 to Barcelona where you could attend a music festival and your stylist could get a chance to train at the prestigious TIGI Academy in London! Isn't that something? The selfie with the highest number of likes will increase your chance to win that Barcelona trip and attend one of Europe’s music festivals. Alongside, Bed Head, with the intention of encouraging hair stylists in the country, has extended the contest to gratify them and the hair stylist with the highest votes will win an all-expense paid trip to London for training at the TIGI academy. A perfect win-win situation for you and the person behind your great hairstyle!
#BedHeadThisisMe focuses on individuality by encouraging people to acknowledge their true selves. Along with 6 individual interviews, the campaign video highlights the core thought of the brand: self-expression. The message implies that everyone is the star of a show that’s their own life and they are the only one in power to make or break it. Check out the campaign video here -


So, what are you waiting for? Spread the word, book your salon appointment and upload your selfie, today! I'm definitely participating! What about you?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

September Wishlist

I honestly have been shopping very less for the past one year thanks to the lack of nice clothes in my city along with the fact that I've been horrendously broke. And I've been blogging for 6 years and have never ever made a wishlist. So here we go! I found a bunch of items on Tidebuy.com that caught my eye!

I love this dramatic dress for a special occasion! Isn't it absolutely stunning? Available here


This is a cute and versatile dress for casual wear. You can buy it here


How cute are these tie-up wedges?! I want!!
I'm loving this lavender bag! The color is so cute and kawaii!


As a self confessed LBD addict, I had to pick this one too!  


 Besides clothing and accessories, they also have a huge range of wedding dresses, intimates, bedding, wigs and tattoo supplies at great prices. Lets see if I manage to land something from my wishlist!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Spa Review - Skah Day Spa

Tucked away in a quiet lane in Koregaon Park, Skah Day Spa is a little haven of opulence and relaxation. I went there recently to indulge in some pampering and left absolutely zenned out! The moment you enter Skah, you  feel like you've entered a zone of peace and tranquility thanks to its tastefully done interiors and greenery. Skah offers various therapies along with unusual treatments, scrubs and wraps for detoxification, de-stressing, skin improvement, and pain alleviation. Nikita, the gorgeous manager of the spa, is really sweet and is very helpful when it comes to advising you about the various treatments offered. 


Skah is the perfect place for relaxation thanks to its serene and uplifting setting. The spa is well-lit with natural light, which gives a nice relaxing feeling to the senses.The therapy rooms are dimly lit with soothing music and a lot of aroma therapy candles burning in the room. Each room is equipped with a shower cubicle. 

The outer area of Skah Spa, Pune
I wanted to indulge in some pampering for my skin, so I chose a package which included a full body massage, scrub and wrap.  As I went upstairs to where the therapy rooms are, I was greeted by my therapist  and then embarked upon 2 hours of sheer bliss. All the important things were in place: a low lit room, enough instruction, privacy and change time to get ready for my treatment. 

The waiting area outside the therapy rooms
Firstly I experienced the a 60 minute Aromatherapy Massage, a soothing full body massage using lavender oil which went perfectly with the citrus aroma of the treatment room and the calming music. The therapist's pressure levels were perfect and I felt absolutely rejuvenated once it was over. She was very professional, soft spoken and asked if the pressure was right and how was I feeling. After the massage, she applied a scrub and exfoliated my skin from head to toe. As much as I love using a body scrub in the shower, I realized that its much better at the spa. Post the scrub, I was made to take shower which was followed by a body wrap. To be honest, I had no idea what happens in a body wrap so this was an enlightening experience for me!  My whole body was coated in a sea-weed body pack, and wrapped in a plastic sheet for some time and the room temperature is increased. This helps improve skin tone and the heat makes your skin absorb the pack better. I got out feeling utterly relaxed and with luminous and soft skin and was served some water and ice cream to re hydrate. 

The copper tub at the therapy room
They also have a couples suite, where you and your beau can enjoy a spa day together or go with your BFF for a fun filled day of girly pampering :) 


Besides spa treatments, Skah  also has an impressive Nail bar stocked with endless bottles of OPI nailpolishes in a rainbow of colors and experienced nail technicians who are usually booked throughout the month! That's not all, they also offer waxing, facials, manicures and pedicures along with therapeutic treatments. Whether you feel like a long hard week warrants a little TLC for your nails or want to go all out with a spa package, you’ll leave Skah feeling and looking like a goddess, just like I did!


Address -
Skah Day Spa
1, Adit Enclave, Lane No. 5,
South Main Road, Koregaon Park, 
Pune - 411 001. 
Maharashtra, India.
p : +91 20 26152005

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Deals & Coupons From Couponzdeal.in

Do you watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? As you may know, Mama June is a huge fan of couponing. Check out this video if you don't believe me!


So now you gotta agree when another June tells you the same :)

Being bloggers and internet junkies, online shopping is a very important part of our lives. It is convenient and provides us with a vast range of options for what we're looking for. And of course, we also save time and money. With increasing prices of day to day items, coupons are definitely a lifesaver when it comes to making purchases online. After all, who doesn't like a good bargain? While the discounts are offered by most online stores on a regular basis, its quite tedious to check them all out one by one to see where we can get the best deal. And this is when we need coupon codes and deals and when I tell you about Couponz deal. - a deal and coupon site in India that adds new dealers on their site on a daily basis. They validate and check each and every discount coupon to make sure that accurate information is given to consumers. Along with a host of exclusive offers from major retailers collectively on their site for your benefit, they are your one-source shopping website when it comes to savings. 


The site lists all the top Indian online stores like Snapdeal couponsEbay coupons and a gazillion others along with the number of coupons available for them. You can find millions of free coupons categorized towards healthcare and beauty commodities, groceries, toys, electronics, fitness and sports, travel and rental car discounts and so on.


They have been continuously raising their standards to provide the best deals to buyers.  They are confident that buyers will find the right deals at attractive prices and discounts on their site. You will find user reviews on their website which is a good way to judge the worthiness of the coupon or deal. They also provide updates via emails for the most recent deals and coupons based on the categories selected by each consumer. For example if a customer wants alerts towards products of a certain brand, they are notified when discount coupons are available for the same. 

So, for a comprehensive online shopping experience in India, make sure you check out Couponz deal. Their varied offers and fresh deals will make shopping easier and affordable for you. They are constantly working on offering a better experience to customers and update exclusive discounts and coupons on a daily basis. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

What Your Blog's Name Says About You

Coming up with a name for your blog might be one of the hardest things about blogging. You want it to tell the reader who you are or what you intend to talk about. But it also needs to show off your personality and possible blogging niche. But what you might not know, your blog name says a lot about your character. No need for astrological signs or a personality quiz. This post is by Helene from Helene In Between, a fantastic and inspiring blog I follow, so I'm sharing this post with you all.


Your Name.  If your name is part of your blog then you really want people to know your name. You wanted to be different than the others out there and so your name was what you thought would be original. You probably enjoy rum and diet cokes and have a hard time finding a matching pair of socks. You have a hard time being serious and sometimes you're too sarcastic.

An Emotion. Examples: "Calm" "Happy" "Joy" You are excited about life and want to share that with others. You are a die hard Starbucks addict and use emoticons frequently. You always see the silver lining unless you get a flat tire. Then all hell breaks loose. You like to take photos looking into the distance. Pinot Grigio is your drink of choice.

A Color. You go from happy to sad very easily and are often contemplating your dreams. You have a job but your passion lies elsewhere. You have a coffee mug with your name on it. Your nails are usually painted a bright color and you love white wine spritzers and moscato.

A Proper Place. You were born here, raised here, moved here, or think this place is where all life stems from. You haven't traveled much but you can tell anyone the in's and out's of where you have been. You use word's like M'am and your pictures are almost always perfect. You usually spill on yourself and you love Martinis.

Your role/job. Examples: "Wife" "Lawyer" "Momma" "Scribe" You have at least 1 pet and you upload artsy photos on Instagram. You're a good cook and excel in multitasking and organization. You write in-length about your struggles about anything that's on your mind in a way that others can relate to or laugh at. You're an expert on beer and prefer it in a frosty mug.

Hair Color. Examples: "Blonde" "Brunette" Your hair is the central feature in all photos, as it should be. You tend to give tutorials and often expand on your new favorite product/shoe/bag/skater dress. What you studied in college has absolutely nothing to do with what you're doing now- thank god. Sometimes people mistake you for a celebrity. Red bull Vodka or die.

Drinks. Examples: "Vodka" "Tea" "Starbucks" You practically keep (insert drink name) in business. You often write while drinking and you also run marathons. You're obsessed with your college sports team and that's only because they're the best. You frequent Forever 21 and you win at most card games.

Action. Examples: "Running" "Dancing" "Crossfitting" You're in better shape than any 18 year old around the block and you're wearing a tank top that proves it. You have bruises, callouses, and blisters that only a mother could love. Speaking of moms, yours taught you everything and is better at everything. You're a little competitive and you like to write lists- whether on or off your blog. You love a good juice cleanse.

When it comes to my blog's name, I clearly come across as a greedy person. What do you think your blog's name says about you? 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Moroccan Oil Review


You've definitely heard of Moroccan Oil, unless you live under a rock. This miracle product is a versatile, multitasking product that began the buzz on utilizing Argan oil as a restorative property. It’s an essential foundation for hairstyling and can be used as a conditioner, styler and finishing tool depending on your needs. After noticing that a couple of my friends were using it and hearing rave reviews by them, I finally jumped on the Morrocan oil bandwagon a few months ago. 


Since my hair is chemically straightened and I color it once in a few months to hide my grays, I really needed a product that would make my hair look healthy, shiny and more manageable. Was I pleased with the results? Hell yeah! Even though it acts as a high end serum, this is a fantastic investment as a little bit goes a long way. It has a thick consistency but it gets absorbed very quickly and does not feel heavy on hair.  All you need to do is take a very small amount in your palms and work it through damp hair after shampooing.


I used it on both damp and dry hair and it works great in both ways. Since I have really fine hair, I chose the Light variety with works perfect for me as the original formula is heavier and can weigh hair down. Overall, a fantastic product that I recommend to all my readers. 

Have you tried Moroccanoil Treatment or any other Moroccanoil products?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Two Bags One Dress

As a lover of quirky bags, I recently got this adorable cat shaped bag from Milanoo and a book shaped one from Blackfive. I paired both with this beautiful white lace dress from Milanoo to give you two different looks!







My dear friend Saloni, who you've seen in this post, was in town for a few days all the way from Auckland, so we met up after a long six months to catch up and that's when we clicked these photos. 

  

Dress- Milanoo

Cat Bag - Milanoo

Book Bag - Blackfive

I have always been a big fan of Milanoo's service as the last time I got a pair of shorts from them, they had packed it neatly in a box and this time, my package arrived with a thank you note and a complimentary screen cleaning wipe so they get full points for presentation.  Little gestures like this definitely make a difference, don't they? How do you like my outfit? Which bag do you prefer?

UPDATE : I was stupid enough to leave the gorgeous black book shaped bag in the backseat of my car this weekend outside a restaurant super late at night while I dined, and an evil soul broke my car's window and stole it and ransacked my the contents of my car too. There was barely any money in it and my cellphone was with me thankfully, but that stupid piece of shit didn't bother to check the contents of the purse and took it with them :( The only thing I really loved besides the bag was my favorite lipstick which was in there too. And I just got both like a month ago and hadn't even used 20% of the lipstick :( Anyway, Karma is a bitch so whoever stole my bag, will get ass fucked by a cactus. Sorry for the bad language but then again, its about time you all knew that I'm very foul mouthed when I'm mad!! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Awesome Benefit Dupes From W2Beauty.com

I love Korean cosmetics! The products are good quality, prices are reasonable and their packaging is to die for. At a time when I was obsessed with finding Korean cosmetics online, I discovered W2Beauty - a fantastic beauty and makeup web store that has a gazillion products by top Korean brands. I got two products from them and then realized that I had unintentionally bought dupes of two Benefit products I own. Now as much Benefit products are amazing, there is no denying that they are amazingly pricey too. After using all the products in conjunction, I can cofidentally conclude that I prefer the dupes over the originals any day. 


The first product I got is Peri's Tint Water by a brand called Peripera. As you can see, the packaging is really cute and its artwork was done by Mari Kim who drew the animated versions of 2NE1 for their "I Hate You" video. The shade I got is #1 Cherry Juice. Even though this is a lip tint, I prefer using it on my cheeks.


I've placed it next to my Benetint and as you can see, the colors are pretty similar. When it comes to consistency, Peri's tint is just as watery and runny as Benetint but its color is slightly more pigmented so a smaller amount is required. Also, when it comes to the applicator, I find Benetint's brush applicator annoying as it can give you streaks at times while Peri's tint has a doe foot applicator which dispenses a decent amount of product. Its staining power is just as good as Benetint and it costs only $9 compared to Benetint's $30 so this product wins hands down for me. 


Even when it comes to packaging, you can't deny that Benetint looks boring next to the adorable Peri's tint. You can see the swatches below and decide for yourself. You can buy Peri's tint here


The second product I got is Tony Moly Crystal Light Pink Beam, an illuminator/highlighter that provides a gleaming shine to the skin and can be used to accentuate one's brow bone, nose bridge and cheekbones. Usage is easy, just dab three small dots on your cheekbones or wherever you need some highlighting and blend, and you're good to go.


I've held it next to my Benefit's High Beam and as you can see below, both products look exactly like each other. Pink Beam uses a wand applicator which I prefer over High Beam's brush. Both products are very pigmented but when it comes to consistency, High Beam dries up faster leaving blotches of extra shimmery skin while Pink Beam doesn't, giving you time to blend the product. 


You can see the swatches of both products below, which shows how similar they are. And although the product isn't available on W2Beauty at present, it retails at less than half of the $26 Benefit High Beam.


From personal use, I have noticed that reasonable products are often just as good as premium ones. Just like how my super creamy and long lasting Colorbar lipstick which I'm wearing here costs almost ten times less than my YSL Rouge Volupte that totally dries out my lips and lasts for barely an hour, these two amazing dupes from W2Beauty prove that you can get fantastic quality at reasonable prices too.

Have you used any of these products? When it comes to cosmetics, what is your opinion about originals vs dupes ?

Friday, August 08, 2014

Currently Coveting - Flash Tats!

 Ladies, welcome the Flash Tattoo! Flash Tattoos are temporary tattoos inspired by jewelry. These temporary tattoos shine against your skin, and are perfect for the beach, pool party or a music festival! I was intrigued by them ever since I spotted them on Pinterest and a little research later, I got to know that they were quite a favorite at Coachella 2014.

Flash tattoos are stylish and fun and application is easy because all you need is water. They can stand exposure to sun and water, and will remain intact for 4 to 6 days. However, avoid soaps and lotions over them as they will make the tattoo peel off faster. 

I like the look of jewelry but find it rather uncomfortable to wear any so these seem totally perfect for me. I have 2 permanent tattoos (one of which you can see on my photo to the right) but for those of you who don't want the commitment or the pain, this is a perfect option!

 Each package of Flash Tattoos contains different designs, so you can get creative and let your imagination run wild. Here are some stunning examples -

How awesome is the body chain Flash Tattoo? I want this!

I'm loving the the gold armlet and peacock feathers. They remind me of ancient Indian queens

These palm trees and seashells just scream Beach!

This henna inspired set is stunning

How lovely is the motif on her back?
Aren't they amazing? Check out more photos here. You can buy them online from http://flashtat.com/ 

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