Monday, 26 May 2014

Cafe Coffee Day Style Icon

Heya people! 
Its been been so so long, I saw my own blog haha! Things have been so busy that I thought I would take a break and come back with lots of cool stuff. But seeing the rising temperatures of Mumbai, I thought I'd write in some tips on keeping it cool. And what better than some cool colors?

Nah! M not talking about donning florals and pastels. You are anyways, aren't you? What I have here today is a list of coolers to calm that heated up body of yours!

CCD held a very springy summery event last month to launch their newest range of coolers - brain freeze. Haven't tried them yet? Then hold on, I'm gonna tell you what's worth trying and whats not.

I was glad to be one of their style icons. After a super sexy make-up session by Marvie ann beck academy, we headed to CCD to taste the drinks. It surely was such a happy feeling to hold the ice cold glasses on reaching there in the scorching sun. But a sip of my first drink, and I wasn't that impressed. Green apple cooler had a refreshing feel but was way too sweet for my taste buds. Same with berry blush. Cool blue has always been in the menu and have been a family favourite, trust me! But what I liked was ice berg. Smooth icy coffee blended to perfection, add to that some smoked chicken sandwich. Yes, its a bit too sweet when it melts, but u can't deny it really makes you soothe. And which lady does not like coffee???!

Make-up : Marvie Ann Beck l Styling : Amaze Styling l Wardrobe : Roxy and Superdry

I wish we had better pictures, but then again I wasn't really happy with my outfit so I'm glad there aren't any :D. As for my make up, I loved my eyes! 

Love N Luck

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Whites of Neon

Its finally summer! Full-blown sticky grimy scorch summer! And I have been writing and writing about keeping fresh during summers and blah blah without actually doing so :D. Well, not exactly. You see I have a full time college to go to, where I have to wear my uniform (a very unflattering set of tees). All the experiment I do is with my lowers. So one fine day when I was too tired to attend college, I thought of finally trying on an outfit that has been haunting my thoughts since long. 

I was a little apprehensive about the look at first because its a crazy clash of many different trends all put together in one outfit, but I must say it worked out well. After all, its white that's dominating. Have a look...

I also incorporated my gothic skull studded bag in this look (a bag I almost forgot about). In short, I experimented with anything possible :D

When I saw this pretty polka dotted easy-breezy vest, I immediately fell in love with it. The oversized fitting, intricate lace design on the neck and the fact that its dotted gives it a very vintage feel. I paired it with my neon peach noodle strap and lime green pants for some splash of colour. My accessories are minimal as seen - charm necklace from Accessorize, mo ring - Bandra and skull bag - Tibetan Plaza, Bangalore. The brogues worn here are ultra comfy and one of my favourite pair, bought in Kolkata.

Happy Levitating!
We tried experimenting with the pictures as usual. Hope you like our effort. Do not forget to leave your comments/suggestions below.


Sunday, 14 April 2013

How I met the Sun

graphic courtesy -

This event wasn't just another one. It was GRAND, at the JW Marriott, Juhu on 7th of April with lots of fun, games, gossip, food, umbrellas and yellow-ness!
The meet was conducted by Indiblogger and Neutrogena India. Now these brand needs no introduction, does it? 

The Venue - JW MARRIOTT, Juhu
The event was smartly planned wherein they started off with fun games in the first half and the real "gyaan" was kept for the second half. Words would not do justice to the fun we had so I'll let the pictures do the talking. 

All these activities were bound to leave us starving so they arranged for snacks, which pretty much looked like an array of lunch and dinner dishes combined(it still makes me drool :P ).

We were in for a pretty surprise after the sumptuous meal. On the guest list was Tara Sharma-an avid blogger herself. 

She explained, how she turned her blog about motherhood into a talk show - The TaraSharma Show. She also spoke a few lines about Neutrogena before fumbling and struggling hard to pronounce the word "dermatologist" :D. But respect the lady for her work!

Oh! I forgot to mention a very interesting fact about this meet. The blogger's ranged from 13 years to 60 years of age.

Then was the gyaan session. We all know everything comes for a cost so now time for some gyaan. Entered the real dermatologist, Dr. Pareek, with some equipment that apparently radiates UV rays equivalent to that of the sun.

An on-the-spot experiment was done to show us the amount of damage even 15 seconds of exposure to the direct sun can do to our skin and also demonstrated how Neutrogena ultra sheer sunblock can protect us from such impacts.

A unique technology has been used in manufacturing Neutrogena products - Helioplex. Scratching your head? My reaction too was the same. I did my bit of research on this and this is what I got to know.

Helioplex is a type of sun protection that provides broad spectrum protection for the skin. It is the first sun protection technology to effectively combine the ingredients avobenzone and oxybenzone for maximum ultraviolet light protection. The technology guards the skin from both ultraviolet A(UVA)and ultraviolet B(UVB) sun rays.

Neutrogena developed the Helioplex technology in 2005. It was first introduced in the company’s line of Ultra Sheer Sunblocks with SPF 55. Helioplex was engineered to provide stabilization to the sunscreen ingredients in order to prevent the sun from breaking down their effectiveness.

But they dint let us out yawning and drowsy after all that gyaan. It ended with some crazy Harlem Shake and the goodies. YES, you read it right The Neutrogena Harlem Shake !!!

I used the product the very next day to college so that I could give an instant feedback. Comes in a handy tube package with a pleasant mild smell, the only drawback I found in this product was its thickness and thus it refuses to blend easily. But once it seeps into your skin, it gives you a clean feeling unlike most other sunscreens. It takes some time to dry though. Although I mix it with my daily moisturizer and use it normally, for those with oily skin like mine, I would suggest you apply the product just after a shower or wash, when the skin is soft and damp.

I will be soon giving my feedback on the other two products which was also in the goodie bag. Till then keep tweeting using  #fragrantsummers and send in your entries for the summer giveaway going on.


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Fragrant Summer Giveaway

Now that I told you about how to keep it cool during summers (Spring/summer 2013 fashion trends) , I also thought I would do my part in making this heat more bearable and fun!
Summer is not just about fresh showers, minimal make-up and stylishly comfortable clothes. Its also about feeling and smelling fresh. The sweat and grime on your clothes will not only stain it but also contribute to a bad odour, which is a BIG turn-off, no matter how well you are dressed!
No, you can't stop sweating in this scorching summer (unless you are an *ac potato* types person) , but you can surely stop the bad odour that it usually brings along. Now comes the *OMG* part of the post - the Giveaway!!

A pretty 5*5 ml set of Dior Perfumes

  • Dolce Vita
  • Miss Dior
  • J'adore
  • Hypnotic Poison
  • Dior Addict to life
All that you need to do to win this set is -

  1. Subscribe through Google Friend Connect.
  2. Like + Share + Make this giveaway poster your Facebook Timeline Cover pic till the contest ends (11th May).
  3. Follow @glamshutter on twitter.

  1. Comment below your mantra of keeping the summer blues away.(write a story, make it interesting!)
  2. Tweet using #fragrantsummer.(the more, the merrier)