#TRENDING THIS WEEK

GAP PICTURE YOUR STYLE CAMPAIGN, #GAPININDIA

I am sure many of my readers already know that #GAP is launching in India this May but do you guys also know that yours truly is partnering with this uber cool brand for the Picture Your Style campaign in the country? I am so thrilled to be doing 3 different look books for one of my most anticipated brands on the blog. Here's the first one for you guys...


I am sure there are days when you want to dress better, but most style advice revolves around dressing up or just around what’s hot this season. But you know what, GAP gives you a great everyday style option for a woman who does not want to give up looking stylish every day of the week!





Gap enables one to put together your comfiest pieces if wardrobe, have fun dressing them up with style essentials and go out looking both great and feeling amazing. GAP style is all about transforming a basic outfit into something you’d expect to see your favorite fashion icon in ;)

Brace yourselves up for some fashion inspiration as I will share GAP style(s) on my blog. 

{I am wearing} 
Top: GAP Eyelet Sleevless Top 
Ripped denims: Vero Moda 
Reflector sunnies: PropShop24
Bag: Hidesign 

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Mothers Day Special With W FOR Woman

It's very difficult to write about that one person who means the world in fact, the entire universe to you! My mother is my HERO, and I couldn't be more excited to do a blog post with her starring in it. I have to thank W for woman for conceptualizing the story and help me capture some of the best moments with the most loved person on the planet.







I can so proudly share that my biggest fashion inspiration has been my mother. The love for clothes and dressing up dates back to the time when my mum, an army wife would dress up for the ladies club (an army way of doing kitty parties) and look like a million dollar bucks. It was so fascinating to see her pick her outfits, paint her nails, try 3- 4 pair of heels before finalizing her look. And when I would look at her doing her hair, it seemed like all the problems in the world go away and I'd float in mid-air, that’s how breathtakingly beautiful she looked every, single time. 

p.s. my dad fell in love with her the every first time he spotted her at a gurudwara. (Something I’d disclose in another post in details: p)

I have to thank W for woman for having me re-call this moment, dressed up in the most beautiful ensembles. We love the monochrome kurtas with floral details and yes we paired it up with cotton pants from W’s only. You have to check out their collections at your nearest store to learn how versatile the new designs are and how this brand continues to mirrors the new age Indian woman.
I love how the brand has infused a dose of traditional outfit to a woman’s wardrobe that looks good on both me and my mum :D

Hope you all have a great day and yes, don’t forget to share your feedback on this photo-shoot. 

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Food Review: Happy Hakka at Lajpat, New Delhi

For the joy of Chinese food, you need to try Happy Hakka! Quick, yummy and hassle free is how I would describe Happy Hakka. I was invited to review the online service of Chinese food delivery and because it involved Chinese, I couldn't refuse! And before I give more details, I must say that I am so excited to have discovered this place...





The food packaging is very impressive and keeps the ingredients warm, making it a perfect option for late night dinners and extended party food sessions. The place houses freshly seared bowl meals and mains that boast of perfect hint of Asian flavours in every bite. 

Salads: The glass noodle salad is a cold crunchy salad, tossed with glass noodles and a zesty sesame dressing poured over red peppers, spring onion, Chinese cabbage and strips of zucchini. The salad will work really well with cold soups and tasted yum with the combination of starters! 

Starters: We ordered chilli bites, spicy morsels fired up with chillies, garlic and spring onions, for a truly hot experience! Along with this, we ordered the crunchy munchy rolls that consisted of glass noodles and diced veggies wrapped in a crispy spring roll, flavoured with lemongrass. It was served with a sweet chilli sauce to savor. The dimsum spread is appetizing enough and we opted for soft-crumbled paneer pockets that had crunchy onions and the yumminess of garlic. One of the highly recommended dishes from the menu is Cheese N Peppers pizza that is basically a juicy dim sum stuffed with cheese, onions and tri-coloured peppers.

Mains: You would be spoilt for choices when it comes to main course! Flat fun noodles wok-tossed in tangy sauce with Pok Choi and Chinese cabbage with fragrant spices are a must try. If you love the classic flavors then traditional hakka noodles with cabbage and green peppers should be on your list. We added Kung Pao with tofu to this combination which is basically a combination of garden fresh vegetables and peanuts, wok-tossed in a flavorful sweet and tangy sauce. My most favorite meal in the mains was meal in a bowl. Chunky choupsey with a tasty blend of textures, tangy tomato gravy loaded with veggies, served over crispy-fried noodle was lip smacking delish!

Cost: Established as quick bites food service, this place is a value for money and a meal for two cost around Rs. 600 for two people.

Final Rating: 8.5/10

Will I recommend it? ABSO-YUMY-LUTELY

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4 Damaging Hair Habits That You Need To Quit For Long Hair

Hey everyone, I am still not done doing #hairtalk on my YouTube channel yet. Today I present to you second edition of #hairtalk series where I am sharing some (long) hair secrets. If you want to grow long hair and have beautiful summer tresses, then you need to STOP making these hair  related mistakes right now!


I will quickly sum the video tutorial for you-

1. Make sure to wash your hair brush regularly. Just like the makeup brushes the hair brush tends to absorb dirt on its follicles making the hair vulnerable.
2. Avoid hot showers for your scalp! It dries your hair and the protective hair oils thus damaging it in the long run.
3. Avoid wearing cap/hat for long hours as it can wick away the moisture from your scalp. It also causes friction that lead to breakage
4. Lastly, avoid excessive brushing! It can weaken hair cuticles that will lead to hair fall.

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Summer Florals + Distressed Denims

There are very rare occasions when a girl as tall as 5"7 and a half  feels petite! I am sure you have guessed the girl in the above line. I too have days when I dress to feel pretty. You know what's the best part of a fashionable summer? Well it's sussing out the magazine trends we can actually wear in our everyday lives! Presenting to you distressed summer florals today...






Outfit Details

Denims- Vero Moda
Crop Jacket- Stalk Buy Love
Accessories- Stylefiesta + Pink Candy Closet
Bag- Thrifted
Shoes- Aldo

I have saved for the longest time to own a pair of distressed denims and the one you see in the above pictures is what I had always wanted. You won't believe me if I told you that I ended up trying over a 30 pair of jeans to finally find my calling at Vero Moda. I think it is time to up the stakes on your go-to skinny jeans this season with a fresh outtake to all things denims. I am a hardcore denim lover and finding an alternate has only been inspirational for me the summers!

On the other hand, I have paired my all new favorite denims with a floral crop jacket from Stalk Buy Love. A girl can never have too many jackets, so make summers the perfect excuse to refresh your collection. There are some other really cute summer jackets that you an get your hands on. 

To sum this post all I want to say don't get worked up into a fashion frenzy wondering how to style your body type this summers. Pick a pair of ripped jeans and style with a well fitted tee or go all out and sport an over-sized shirt. Oh and yes, a little heels elevate some serious sex appeal ;) 

Hope you liked my petite grunge look, for more please stay tuned.


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L'Oréal Professionnel Beach Waves Texturizing Salt Spray

My favorite type of hair is beach waves! I love it when I get to flaunt my long tresses looking all ready for a beach vacation. "From the beach style" is the absolute must have look for this summer. But hey to achieve the perfect beach waves, you need a salon specialist that at least helps you hold your hair and that's why I am extremely happy to introduce L'Oréal Professionnel beach waves texturizing salt spray. 




The beach waves salt spray creates soft, tousled waves that last for a really long duration! The best part, it is even suitable for highlighted hair. To use this bottle of wavy magic, you need to spray it onto dry or wet hair and scrunch with hands or define using fingers for a more defined finish.  I have to agree with all the people that say there's something intrinsically feminine about a man of twisted hair and curly waves. Its a hairdo I can wear to live ;)

What it really does: This texturising salt spray helps wavy hair girls to get frizz-free, defined curls. It also helps one achieve waves with a gorgeous matte finish. It has a great holding power and will ensue that the waves don't fall flat.

Just ensure that you don't spray the product too much, otherwise the hair will feel stiff. The bottle is priced at INR 700 and is good buy for summer holidays. It has an impressive packaging and comes with a pump spray. Say yes to fuss free hair with L'Oréal Professionnel Beach Waves Texturizing Salt Spray!

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RECIPE: LOW FAT ORANGE CHICKEN

Nowadays I am cooking a lot of recipes from Pinterest. I am trying out summer salads, Asian dips and some low fat baking recipes, yes I am doing it all. Today on the blog I am featuring a recipe by Ali from Gimmesomeoven.com.  The skinny orange chicken recipe features heavenly orange chicken sauce without all the calories of traditional Chinese orange chicken!


The main key to lightening up this restaurant classic is that Ali has saute the chicken instead of frying it! The  simply saute the chicken instead of fry it.  The chicken is sauteed until golden and drenched in an orange chicken sauce. Here is the full recipe for the chicken-


SKINNY ORANGE CHICKEN

PREP: 10 MINS
COOK: 10 MINS
TOTAL: 20 MINS

ORANGE CHICKEN INGREDIENTS:

2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
orange chicken sauce (ingredients below)
toppings: thinly-sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, orange zest

ORANGE CHICKEN SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. white pepper
zest of one orange
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

TO MAKE THE ORANGE CHICKEN:

Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute for about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned and nearly cooked through. For the sauce, whisk all ingredients together until combined. If you would like the sauce to be even sweeter, add an extra 2-4 tablespoons of honey.

You can serve it with quinoa, rice or noodles if you want! 

For more great recipes you can check out Ali's blog- here.

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Philips Air Purifier Review, India

While I don't write a lot on everyday living gadgets, Philips Air Purifier is one innovation I couldn't refuse to review. I personally am a big fan of Philips consumer products and I love how it continues to innovate in personal health and well-being category. The Philips Air Purifier is designed to manage the quality of indoor air and because I have seen significant improvement in my mother's health (who by the way happens to be asthmatic), I am eager to share my experience today...


We all know how pivotal is the air that we breathe to our health, but do we actually realize or rather care about the quality of air in a closed space? Honestly, living in a Military cantonment area I was convinced that it happens to be the most clean/green place in Delhi and that the air we breathe is much more pure until I used the Air Purifier.  We installed the Philips Air Purifier AC4072 in my parent's room only to observe some significant changes. The machine comes with an advanced filtration system and 4-step LED indicators showing air quality level. The LED light turned red as soon as we connected the machine which also suggested the high level of air contamination. It took almost 3-4 hours for the LED light to turn purple and then finally blue indicating clean, #PureAir. If I don't talk in technical terms, then the idea of this machine is to empower people to take control of the quality of air they breathe and keep away germs and bacteria that cause air borne diseases.  

According to other international studies indoor air across the world is between 10-30 times more polluted than outdoor air and 80% of the world’s population breathes polluted air that exceeds the WHO prescribed level of Particulate Matter (PM). With my mother being an asthma patient, I have observed the impact Philips Air purifier has made on her health. The air inside her room is pure, she can breathe easy without wheezing and yes she loves to do her yoga while the Air Purifier is turned on. The Air Purifier comes with a unique VitaShield technology that purifers the air through a 4-stage filtration process removing 99.7% airborne particles and let me tell you the light indicators look and feel extremely convincing! 

Product Specification
The machine is sleek and looks stylish! If you have a contemporary setup at home with whites leading the design aesthetics then this machine will blend in with you setup. If you want to provide the purest form of air to your family, children or if you want to combat seasonal flu, air borne diseases then you must use Philips Air Purifier to make a difference to your life!

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10 Mini Cheesecake That prove The Best Things Come In Small Packages

Cheesecakes, they are so unreal that it is basically love made visible! Good things come in all shape and sizes and that's why today on the blog we have some of the best looking yet mini cheesecake(s) you would want to gobble down right now. After-all, a day without some cake drooling is a day wasted! 

1. The only strip we would love to flaunt is this berry Stripe. Love em no-bake mini cheesecakes.

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2. Because a balanced diet is a chocolate filling in both the layers! Oh and some whipped cream coupled with berry toppings :)

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3. Forget love we'd rather dip in glazed chocolate syrup with strawberries. How gorgeous is this  mini  strawberry cheesecake.

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6. And for the rest of us, there's a mini blueberry cheesecake to feel better. #Nomnom

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7. If only my mommy gave me cookies and cream cheesecake with milk, I'd never cry to sleep.

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8. Any friend of coffee is a friend of mine. And that makes Bailey's my best friend in this coffee baileys mini cheesecake. 

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9. Because we loved Nutella even before the internet made it cool :P

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10. Because they say; happiness comes in salty water or a salty caramel cheesecake :D

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Guess it's time to eat a mini cheesecake, after-all it's someone's birthday somewhere in the world. 

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How To Style Denim Jeans in 3 Different Ways

Every girl loves to shop but I also love to re-purpose some of my favorite pieces form the wardrobe. Talking of favorites, I swear by my skinny denims and yes it's my go to outfit most of the times in my life. It's amazing how a pair of denims can be styled differently depending on the mood. As part of my budget fashion series, I bring to you my new video that will help you style you denims for three different occasions.  


Look #1 Casual Chic Look


When you think of denims you know you are going to opt for an extremely comfortable yet a laid back look! My casual look is comfortable but super chic at the same time. I paired my skinny denims with a bold printed shirt (my favorite camo) and heeled boots. Also, for hair I tied a messy, side ponytail for a playful appearance 

Look #2 Casual Friday Work Look


I love Fridays at work mostly because I get to break free from the formal trousers and pants. Dressing up denims to work can look super casual or super stylish. I opted for a denim on denim trend and added a casual jacket in baby pink colour to complete the look. Nude heels and a formal bag will also do the trick :)

Look #3 Party/Date Night Look


Dress you denims to a party or a date with a formal looking boyfriend jacket, statement neck-piece and a bold clutch. Opting for monochromes will make you look all dressed up. And yes, don't forget to sport the sexy stilettos with your denims.  

Here's the full video that will inspire you to dress you denims in different ways-


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