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) 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

RaastaChaap Launch Giveaway


After a successful and fantastic response to the launch of Raastachaap, its now time for the other surprise that you guys have been waiting for. Any guesses?

Considering our love of gifting people with pretty things and pleasant surprises, we had a giveaway sponsored by our very own "Raastachaap" , wherein the winner gets to be a happy owner of a product from our inaugural collection, which consists of exclusive handpicked accessories from niche local Indian Bazaars.

Want to see what is it that our lady won? Have a glimpse.

And now to name the lucky lady who gets to make this hers - Gunavathy Ghun Jain. Congratulations!! 

The Happy Ghun Jain :)

Do not miss out on our updated site and varied services we provide.
And regardless to say, we would love to get your feedback on our work. :)


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Spring/Summer-2013 Fashion Trends

Haven't the weather lately left you running around searching for the most comfy clothes in the market, to save you from that utterly dry sunny days? It surely has me doing so, almost everyday!
But, are you willing to forego your style for the sake of comfort? Think again!
Why not fuse the two together? Here's my list from the NY and Paris runway trends that best suits the present Indian climate.


Pastels - This seems to be one trend that keeps coming back! From accessories to shoes to clothes, pastels are ruling! Added benefit being very soothing look and feel. My fav - peach and mint! (and marsh-mellows :D)

Phillip Lim

Wide legged - I hate wearing denims in this hot summer. At the same time, the harsh sun-rays can result in some bad tan. These wide legged pants come in rescue for those like me. But, this trend best suits the long-legged. For the ones on the heavier side, opt for the ones that are hip-hugging and go flared at the bottom.

Google images

Pair it up with the chunky heels to give yourself a tall look. Stock up on these thick style to go trotting comfortably anywhere.

White and Oversized ruffles - Needless to say, white is one trend that never goes off trend. Go for whites with oversized ruffles this summer to feel fresh and for the oh-so-breezy look. The ruffles also aid in hiding the flaws and at the same time giving volume to the skinny. So make sure of choosing the right fabric with ruffles covering the problem areas!


Sheer Panels and Bermudas - Looks like the pretty sheer trend is here to stay! Add twist to it by pairing it with boy Bermudas for the androgynous look. 


Sportswear Look - I have always been a fan of the twilight as well as the Harry Potter series and their hoody-capes :P. Donning a long hooded cape in this time of the year might not go down very well and so the very sporty hooded jerseys! This trend is very soon catching up as many celebs have also been spotted wearing sportswear not just while sweating it out but also during their travel.


Exaggerated volume or oversized - Simply easy-breezy and oh-so-stylish!

Jill Sander

Japanese Wrap Dress and Florals - This is one fresh trend that caught my eye as I was scrolling through various sites. The traditional Kimono is now being looked at as a promising trend. This collection by ETRO has the Japanese dress given a new twist with the length cut mid-length and going sleeveless. 


Stripes and Short suits - Do I need to say more? Personal favourite of all, stripes are all the rage this season. From horizontal to vertical to diagonal, a hay-wire clash of stripes are the win-win situation. 
The pant-suits that stormed most of the runways last season has been cut short to give way to its summer-half : Short suits. 

Michael Kors

Bold  Prints and Patchwork - make a statement by donning wild, mad, crazy, uncoordinated prints. Kaftans in crazy prints thrown over leggings or even worn as a dress will get you summer-ready!

Mara Hoffman

Proenza Schouler

The 60's Silhouettes - everybody saves the best for the last! Seen in almost all the runways, the 60's silhouette is back with a bang. All things sleek,straight and tailor-fitted!!
Keep in mind your body shape before going in for this look as its a tad bit tricky to handle!

Manish Malhotra



White Pants - Made famous by Kanye West, the white pants are a must-have this summer. Go for a rather layered look with a sweater thrown over a collared shirt or with a scarf and fitted blazer, as shown in the pic. For the more bolder ones, you can try throwing over a long overcoat or going completely white!
Keep in mind your body shape before opting for this trend. White this may be one of the post sophisticated looks of the season, if gone wrong, can make you look like complete disaster!

Primary Colours - Seen on trend-setters like Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham, this is one safe trend to try. Suits mostly all body types. Make sure to keep the classiness of the look intact by layering it up with a cardigan, sweater or coat. And yes, scarves are the "it" accessory to layer up and give that oomph to your look!!

Gallaces - Anther edgy trend that has found its way successfully from the runways to the real-ways! This look complements mostly the lean figured. 


Nautical Look - The just-out-of-the-ship-sailor look can leave any woman longing for you - exactly like the set-wet deo advertisement :D! Scrunched up out-of-your-bed hair, nerdy frames and the nautical stripes - you cold certainly not ask for anything more comfortable in this weather!

Bold Patterns and stripes - Why let the girls take away all that eye-balls! Put on some bold statement print outfits to gain your humble share of attention! From pin-stripe to bold ones to mythical prints, try it all!

Slim Suits - And yet again, the best was saved for the last. Who doesn't love to see a well-groomed man, not necessarily clean shaved but with a well trimmed stubble? Well, at least I do :P. And here too the 60's skinny look is the winner! You dont have to look like a corporate man to get this look right. The skinny suit paired with a classic bow-tie and sleek brogues - you can give even the hottest man alive a run for his money :D !!

courtesy - google images

I know everyone has their own style and taste and so would love to hear on what is/are your summer essential(s). Share it in the comments section below.


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Bloggers meet - and Soulflower

A really really long time since I have posted anything!
Sincere apologies for being so inactive :P
Over this month, a lot happened.
I met some of the most pleasing and beautiful bloggers in Mumbai and elsewhere, and made some good blogger friends too.

My first blogger meet was the Samsung Party Bloggers. After that, it was the fabulous meet conducted by and soulflower on 17th March '13, Inorbit Mall, Mumbai. officially launched their very new and interesting concept, salon finder, at this meet. This feature allows you to search for nearby salons in your area, making it much more easier to choose where you would head to get pampered! Not just that, you also get to review your experience and give your own recommendations.

So its just not restaurants but also your beauty salons which are now just a click away with Purplle!

 We entered Spaghetti kitchen, not to be welcomed by the smell of freshly baked bread and cheese, but the fresh aroma of all things natural! Yes! Soulflower products. Amazingly fresh and notoriously playful ;)

They have a hoard loads of products (check here) under the brand but what grabbed my attention were these tiny aromatherapy roll-ons fused with nourishing vitamins and oils. Yes you heard it right!!! "AROMATHERAPY"- use of essential oils from plants for healing conditions like anxiety, stress and depression.

I have never come across something so wonderful. In love with all the variants. But I will be reviewing just the 2 scents I have in my goodie bag. (blame the human memory for forgetting the other smells)

Energy Boost  
It surpasses the strength its name holds. To me, its energy blast! Wore it to college the next day and I was good all day. Even my late lunch of "dal-chawal" din't make me drowsy!! :D
Its strong peppermint aroma truly revitalises your senses and uplifts your mood. 

Feel Sexy 
A very woody yet sweet and floral smell that lingers all day. Passionate and sensuous, it lives up to its name ;) 

I give it bonus points for its compact packaging (8ml), making it "wallet"-friendly. Priced at INR 100, I recommend it to everyone!

After a sumptuous lunch, Natasha Tuli, co-founder of Soulflower, demonstrated us how to make skin-friendly and delicious smelling strawberry and cream soap in barely half an hour! I swear I could eat that :D


Last but not the least, this is what I wore to the event - the theme being summer in shades of pink or purple

I thoroughly enjoyed my first official bloggers meet and would be really glad if you could give me feedback in form of comments below.


Sunday, 24 February 2013

SS'13 Splash Fashion Show in Dubai

I am very sure most of you know about splash! For those who don't, Splash is Middle-East's largest fashion retailer and part of the Landmark Group, one of the biggest retail conglomerates in the Middle-East and India. It is headquartered in Dubai.

Splash hosts one of the Regions most highly awaited events, biannually - The Splash Fashion Show. With over 6000 attendees, over 3 shows, the Splash Fashion Show brings together fashionistas from all over, under one roof, to celebrate the spirit of fashion!

Salman Khan made an appearance at the Splash Fashion League in Dubai, 2013, in support of the brand Splash, which are the sole distributors of Being Human in the Region, and his friend Raza Beig, CEO Splash

Here is a glimpse of their latest collection

They also have a jaw-dropping collection of mens wear too - ranging from suave sophistication to casual chic to grungy cool!

So guys and girls, welcome the new month with a complete new wardrobe at an affordable rate!


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Shady Affair

How many of you have found it real hard at times to choose a lip color or a shade of eye make-up? Well! I have. And at times , I still do! There are a hoard loads of different shades of make-up that I would love to wear but tch tch! *SKIN TONES*

Yeah! Its all about the complexion of your skin that determines what colour of make-up would suit you the best! Not all can wear a hot pink or a coral. Not everyone can do a complete black smokey eye and look all glammed up! M sure none of you want to end of looking like this.

In this post, I'm just going to share a few tips that may help you determine what you may look the best in. Though there are ones who would love to experiment (I personally envy and look upto them :D)! 

Fair Skin

In India, its a well known fact that men prefer fairer girls. Well, not all colors prefer the fairer shade!
For that perfect smokey eyes, use silver shimmer over the lid or grey or taupe shades to get a smokey look.

Shimmer smokey look

Taupe smokey look

For the perfect pout, go for hot pinks and soft corals!

To reduce looking pale, use bronzer to contour your face and add warmth to your complexion.

Wheatish Skin

Very easily, the most common one. Adding warm undertones of reds and/or browns to the eyes will get you that perfect smokey look. 

Use shades of bright red and warm pinks on the lips

For the more bolder ones, try sunset orange or tangerine! but stay matte.

Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl fame shows us how to go about with the perfect smokey eyes and glossy pout!

Dusky Skin

Personally my favourite!! Oh how I wish I was dusky!! :/
Using rich, warm and dark shades of black will give you that perfect smokey eyes. A winged liner and voila!!

Use dark shades of reds like wine and plum on your lips.

Deepika here shows how to carry off a deep shade of red lips and dark black smokey eyes!

courtesy - google images

After all said and done, the lesser the make-up, the better!
Nonetheless, I hope this post has helped you in a good way.

Would love to hear from you. Any comments and suggestions are welcome.