The ultimate hair styling guide for every bride and groom-to-be for their D-day

So, your big day is just around the corner, and it’s no surprise that you have been caught up in a whirlwind of tasks and checklists; from zeroing on that perfect caterer to trousseau shopping, I am sure there has never been a dull moment for you. But let’s get your priorities in order. While all these might be important, what needs the most attention is you, and that includes fixing up an appointment with your hairstylist to lock down the style that you would want to sport on your wedding day; because while you might think you have a lot of time left, chances are the style you are coveting might not work for your hair cut or hair length.

Lucky for you, we have done the homework for you. We paid a visit to Advanced Hair Studio in Mumbai and had a chat with the stylists who gave us brilliant ideas on how to style hair this wedding season. For the uninitiated, Advanced Hair Studio is the world’s first and largest hair Replacement and hair re-growth company having a global spread of 300+ studios. In addition to the various innovative procedures they have, they also provide styling ideas that will make you look like the belle of the ball on your big day!

Scroll down below for all the deets.

For the bride: Flash Points/Hair extension technique

The thing that I have also personally noticed is that most girls veer towards longer hair length or express the desire to grow out their hair ahead of the wedding date. However we all know how difficult it is to do that in such a short frame. Well the good news is that there are always hair extensions; which contrary to what people say are not that difficult to maintain. Advanced Hair Studio offers ‘Flashpoints’ which is the latest hair extension procedure across the globe. Unlike traditional techniques, they use micro-cylinders which do not cause damage to your hair.



























Additionally, the stylist also used the product, Restructurer B5 which is a hydrating, spray on conditioner with advanced revitalising complex that helps strengthen and condition the hair. It also helps protect hair and scalp form harmful UV rays.



For the groom: Styling with water wax and hair control shaper

While there are many styling products available in the market, these products from Advanced Hair Studio give an au natural look without coming off as too over done and cakey. Additionally, they also don’t spoil the texture of the hair unlike the other products which can make your hair look really stiff.


















So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with the stylists soon!

All the products are available across all the outlets of Advanced Hair Studio.

What’s hot: Beauty edit

Festive season is just around the corner and I am on a shopping mode. Since beauty products are my weakness, I have been hunting for some really cool stuff. Lucky for me, the recent launches hits the right spot. If you are a beauty junkie like me, you will love these too.

Maybelline New York’s Fit Me! Matte + Poreless powder

If its a matte look that you are going for, try the Maybelline New York’s Fit Me! Matte + Poreless powder which provides a superior coverage and absorbs oils and sweat from the skin. It also comprises of blurring micro-powders that makes pores disappear. It lasts for around 16 hours no less and blends flawlessly in the skin. Its available in 6 different shades that is perfect match for every Indian skin tone.

Price: Rs 475


Bobbi Brown Instant confidence stick

How many times have we all wished for a magic eraser that would take care of all the skin imperfections in a heartbeat? well, ladies all our wishes have come true. Bobbi Brown has launched Bobbi Brown Instant confidence stick that instantly blurs lines and imperfections in just one swipe and also helps improve the skin texture. The silky formula glides onto the skin for a naturally flawless finish.

Price: Rs 3,700



Avène Clearance Expert

Eliminate blackheads, spots and smoothen skin texture and reduce excess sebum with the Avène Clearance Expert that helps reduce blackheads and smoothens skin texture. Best for acne-prone sensitive skin (mild to moderate blemishes – spots -blackheads), Cleanance Expert perfects skin texture by adding hydration, comfort and mattifying action.



Highlight and contour like a pro

Glossy, luminous skin is the current rage this season, both on or off the ramp. Dewy, sun kissed skin with a touch of highlighter can take your look from 1 to 10 in a jiffy and can work both for day and night. However if you think, it takes a lot of effort, then you can’t be more wrong. I have put together a guide on how to ace the look with just five products.

My finished look:


These are the products that I have used which work for me beautifully.


  1. Loreal Paris True Match Genius in gold Vanilla
  2. Nyx Conceal correct contour (light/clair)
  3. Nyx highlight and sculpt face duo visage
  4. Stila Sun bronzing powder
  5. Nyx wonder stick


  1. Start by applying Loreal Paris True Match Genius in gold Vanilla on well moisturised skin.
  2. Next blend in the Nyx concealer under your eyes to brighten them up. You can also apply on any marks or blemishes, and blend it for a flawless complexion.
  3. Next apply the highlighter end of the Nyx wonder stick between your eyebrows, under your eyes, on the cupids bow, jawline and bridge of the nose. Next, apply the contour end of the stick on your cheekbones and around the face. Dab and blend.
  4. For more definition, layer this with Nyx Conceal correct contour stick. (same technique)
  5. Swipe some Stila bronzing powder on your cheekbones for a finishing touch.

Review-Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick

Jabong needs no introduction at all; if you love online shopping, this will be your answer to all your shopping woes- and that from the comfort of your home no less!! What I love about Jabong, is that they have a wide range of brands, spanning from the stylish international high street brands to the glamorous high end designer brands. So, when Jabong approached me with a voucher to indulge in some shopping therapy of my own, I was really excited and decided to give you guys a sneak peak into what pretty things they have.

I am a sucker for beauty products so the first thing I decided to invest my money on was a nice matte lipstick.. and what can be better than the range of Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick. I am really not very fond of lip gloss these days. I feel matte lipsticks really sculpt our lips well and give it a fabulous definition.

Product- Lakme absolute matte lipstick in Peach Pout

From the Lakme store in Jabong

Buy it here

Cost: Rs 700 for 3.7 gms




About the product: The lipstick is really creamy and high on pigmentation so one swipe of the product will be more than enough to give your lips the required colour. The matte texture and finish offers a chiseled and contoured perfection to your lips. The lipstick comes in a grey tube topped with a transparent cap which makes it easier to spot the colour (especially if you have more than one)!


About the shade: If you are a fan of the peach shade, then this is definitely for you. It will look great both on fair and slightly dusky complexions. The peach pout is a pretty colour with coral hues which makes it brighter than the usual pastel counterparts. It has absolutely no shimmer to it, making it an ideal choice. The lipstick itself is really creamy and unlike other matte lipsticks moisturizes your lips (yay no drying). Even post layering your lips with multiple swipes, it doesn’t feel heavy at all!


Staying power: It has a high staying power and usually lasts for atleast 3-4 hours and observes gradual fading owing to drinking/eating etc. It will easily go from day to night with a few touch-ups.

Beauty Tip: Wear it with kohled eyes, a light blush and perfected skin.

This new 60 second make up kit from Faces & Trunk Label is exactly what the stylist ordered!!

Recently Faces Canada arranged a bloggers meet to introduce us to this newly launched makeup kit in collaboration with ‘The Trunk Label’. Being a sucker for make up and accessories, I welcomed this concept as it is fresh and will work really well for people who are always on the run. The event was fun with bloggers getting to know the product better as well as get a chance to experiment with the different looks that were displayed.

About the Makeup kit: 

The 60 second makeup kit has been designed by Bipasha Basu herself. These 5 trend inspired It kits comprises of trendy makeup essentials from FACES Canada and head-turning statement jewels from ‘TheTrunkLabel’ to get you ready for the world in 60 seconds flat. Ready to rule the world ladies…

What are the five looks?

1. Azure mermaid




The look is very tropical and reminds me of the beautiful ocean. The kit contains:

FACES Ultime Pro Lip Crème Nude Mojito 4.6 ml
FACES I Shine E/S Quartet Blue 4 g
FACES Glam On Perfect Noir Eyeliner Black 3.8 ml
FACES Glam On Blush Cocktail Peach 5 gm
TheTrunkLabel NEELAM Necklace
Gold Pouch

Recommended for: Gorgeous beach vacations

Buy it here

2. The Glam Godess



This is hands down my favourite look and this is what I also got from them. The kit contains:

FACES Hi Shine Nail Enamel Bombay Lights 9ml
FACES Glam On Color Perfect Lipstick Bare Again 3.5gm
FACES Glam On Blush Gold Dust 5 gm
FACES Glam On Color Perfect Palett Captivate 6 gm
TheTrunkLabel GOLDIE Necklace
Gold Pouch
Recommended for: The glittering cocktail party.
Buy it here.
 3. Floral Darling
This kit is pure floral chic. Its perfect to create a day look. The kit contains:
FACES Hishine Nail Enamel True Peach 9 ml
FACES Ultime Pro Longwear Lipstick Pretty Me 2.5 gm
FACES Eye Pencil Metal Brown 1.2 g
FACES Glam On Blush Coral Pink 5 gm
TheTrunkLabel ROSA Ring & Bracelet Set
Gold Pouch
Recommended for: Sunday brunches
Buy it here
4. Midnight Siren
This look is bold personified. The pearl necklace is to die for.. The kit contains:
FACES Ultime Pro Lip Crème Red Mary 4.6 ml
FACES Ultime Pro Longwear Lipstick Red Addict 2.5 gm
FACES Eye Pencil Solid Black 1.2 g
FACES Nail Enamel Tinted Red 9ml
TheTrunkLabel PERLA Necklace
Recommended for: Painting the town red
Buy it here
5. Pop Princess
Another day look. If you love pop colors and candies then this is perfect for you. The kit contains:
FACES Nail Enamel Matte Ibiza 9ml
FACES Nail Enamel Matte Firestick 9ml
FACES Hi Shine Nail Enamel Envy 9ml
FACES Hi Shine Nail Enamel Enchanted 9ml
FACES Hishine Nail Enamel Lemon Fizz 9 ml
FACES Nail Enamel Invisible Mermaid 9 ml
FACES Nail Enamel Remover Transparent 30 ml
TheTrunkLabel MADONNA Necklace
Gold Pouch
Recommended for: People gazing at cute cafes!!
Buy it here
Which is you favourite look?

Review- MyGLamm Studio and beauty incubator

There has been a growing influx of beauty services being offered at your doorstep. In an age, where technology is booming by the minute, the need for impulsive beauty services has been triggered by the highly evolved and digital savvy consumer. MyGlamm is one such service that offers bespoke beauty services at your doorstep; pamper yourself with on-demand hair, beauty and grooming services by expert artists from the industry at your convenience. They also have an incubator that helps artists to connect with potential clients. This is also the same experienced team that brought to India the finest salons & spas such as the French L’OCCITANE Spas, the New York based Warren Tricomi Salons and the fashionable ELLE Spas & Salons.

I decided to visit their beauty incubator situated at one of the mills in Lower Parel to get my service done rather than calling them at my home.  On entering, the first thing that I noticed was the beautifully done interiors; Vintage chic and full points for creativity. From the brick walls to the brightly pained doors, everything looks chic and well maintained.The place is huge with their own studio, call center as well as the service area equipped with the latest beauty equipment and products.



The entrance
The entrance

My service: Moroccanoil Ritual Hair Spa

Time: 60 mins

With the monsoon wrecking havoc on my poor hair, I had booked an appointment for the Moroccan ritual hair spa which sounded comforting to me. I was introduced to Jyostna, who is a senior stylist here and used to work at VLCC previously. After I gave a brief on my hair condition and texture, she proceeded to do a scalp check and examined my hair thoroughly. After she shared her observations, she gave me a detailed account of the procedure for the hair spa. Here is what it entailed:

  • Since my hair is colored and had gone frizzy, she used the Moroccanoil moisture repair shampoo to wash my hair.
  • My hair was then slathered with a mixture of  Moroccanoil restorative hair mask mixed with Moroccan oil and combed finely so that my entire hair was well covered.
  • This was followed with massage and steam which was so relaxing for a Thursday afternoon.
  • Wash and blow dry



My hair looked visibly shinier, soft and frizz free. It fell into soft waves unlike the rough ones that I came with, and of course it smelled heavenly. I would surely go for this treatment every 20 days to maintain the texture. What stood out for me was the care and the level of hygiene they maintain on a regular basis. There was no sign of hurry or trying to wrap up my service quickly. They are priced quite economically so won’t burn a hole in your pocket.  If you are feeling too lazy to step out, call them them and host a spa party for your girlfriends. The possibilities are endless.

Price: Rs 1,700

Check out MyGlamm at:

Simply call 18003000 to book your appointment.

Consumers can also avail the services with MyGlamm app that will be launching soon on Android & iOS.

June Sugar Box Review – The Red Carpet Edition!!

So this is the first time that I have subscribed to Sugar Box. Currently the box phenomenon is very popular, with the likes of Fab bag, envy box etc. flooding the market. While I had very average experiences with most of them, sugar box has tried to do something different in this sphere. They have curated very cute and girly stuff such as jewelry, gourmet treats, lifestyle and beauty products for their monthly box. It is a welcome change from the tiny samples that we normally get from the others.

For the June edition, they had a red carpet themed box aka all that you need to get ready to walk the red carpet in style and let the spotlight shine on you. I was intrigued by the theme, so I had to order a box for myself and the box didn’t disappoint.

Just to give you a glimpse on the packaging. It is a white box with red ribbons tied around it. Gives you an impression of a large gift box and who doesn’t adore that? I know I do.


Here is the Red Carpet edition un-boxed:


What the box contains:


Clockwise from the left:

1. Trinklet- This is a cute cocktail ring that I received (Rs. 450)

2. Jewellery stand- This could be used for hanging those delicate chains and pendants that always entangled when kept in a box. I hate when that happens. (Rs. 650)

3. Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick- Its a hot pink shade. I am yet to try it out. (Rs. 180)

4. Odiva Nail removing wipes- I got four of those. They are acetone free and Vitamin-e enriched.

5. Eye lash curler- you know what to do with it (Rs 350)

6. Heart mints- Had a few and I am making another addition very soon (Rs. 100)

7. Cartoon selfie stick- Not a boring one but really quirky. With the selfie obsession reaching sky high, its a must have today. (Rs. 850)

8. Book Clutch- Its an Eiffel tower book clutch. Perfect but the only thing missing is the magnet that would keep it closed. That a minus that I see. However, you can use it as a box but I am going to fix it with something and use it as a clutch.

Total value of the box: Rs. 3530

What I paid for it: Rs 1499

All in all I am quite satisfied with the products. I would have liked to see some more sparkle and glamour because it is a red carpet edition, but nevertheless I think I am quiet satisfied with it.

Subscription details: 

If you want to subscribe, click here

Every month they have a themed box. For July, they have come up with the monsoon edition which would surely have some good stuff to look forward to. While the current month subscription box is priced at Rs 1499, the older boxes from the previous months are still available on the website at a price of Rs 1899. They also sell the individual products on the website. So you can pick and choose your favorites.


Also they maintain a certain amount of secrecy regarding the products that go into the box, so its a surprise when you receive the box.  Once booked, you can expect the delivery by the end of the month.

Rating: 4/5


key accessories for four gorgeous looks!!

Accessories can make or break an outfit. If done right, it can instantly jazz up something very ordinary; on the flipside, over accessorizing or choosing the wrong accessory could instantly ruin a great outfit. However, fret not because we have put together some great looks which could be further accentuated with this season’s key pieces. So stock up on these, and you will never have to face a dull moment in your life!!

Look #1- Studded watches for work wear


Who said Work wear needs to be boring? This fun polka dot dress with the beige peep toes will keep you chirpy on a Monday morning. A citric embellished watch would further complement the dress. Do not forget a pair of vintage sunnies to shield you from the Sun.

We recommend: Polka dot dress (Rs 3,490), MR. Goldies (Rs 1,199), Guess iconic watch (Rs 9,650), Beige Peep Toes (Rs 2,390)

Look #2-Layered necklace for date night

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A delicate camisole dress is elegant and perfect for a date night. The Golden stilettos add a touch of glamour to the dress. Add a layered neck chain to complete your look.

We recommend: Koovs flamingo palm print strappy camisole dress (Rs 1, 695), Tuscar Layered necklace (Rs 600),  Cirlano Golden stilettos (Rs 4893)

Look #3- Statement necklace for a night-out in town

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This season, ditch your LBD in favour of the LWD aka the little white dress which looks ultra-chic and is great for layering and accessorizing. Pair it with this fabulous flower bib crystal necklace that is sure to make a statement wherever you go. Contour your face with a dash of bronzing powder and let the recently launched matte shades from Lakme give you sculpted lips in minutes. A pair of satin nude heels will complete this gorgeous ensemble.

We recommend: Long sleevewrap pencil dress (Rs 4990), Cardinal large necklace from Swarovski (Rs 24,900), Charles & Keith Peep toe sandals (Rs 4200), Lakme Absolute Sculpt- Burgundy affair (Rs 700), Two faced beach bunny bronzer (Rs 2,116)

Look #4- Ear cuffs for Sunday brunch with the girls

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Brunch is the only thing worth leaving your bed for, on Sundays. For a perfectly relaxed brunch look, opt for this flowy aquamarine maxi dress. The tassled ear cuffs would add a dash of sparkle to your afternoon. Complete your look with a pair of metallic gladiator sandals and raspberry hued lips.

We recommend: Aquamarine maxi dress (Rs 1,749), Honey chain ear cuffs (Rs 699), Metallic gladiator sandals (Rs 1,995), Loreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Limited edition in Raspberry syrup (Rs 1099)

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11 Skin Care Secrets that will change your life forever!!

The road to happiness is paved with a perfect and glowing complexion. While some of us are lucky enough to be blessed with a good genetic pool, gorgeous skin could easily be attained through healthy skin care habits which needs to be developed over time. We give you 11 beauty commandments that will define your skin tone here on. Follow these diligently and flaunt that totally gorgeous skin all year round.

1Cleanse, tone, moisturise


This is the basic to any skin care regime. Wash your face with lukewarm water and gently apply a face cleanser. Rinse. Soak a cotton pad with a facial toner and pat your face with it. Toner shrinks the open pores and helps retain the skin moisture. Follow it up with a moisturizer that matches your skin type. Repeat this two times a day for a healthy skin.

2. Exfoliate



The more the skin breathes, the healthier and radiant it gets. Our skin is exposed to dirt and pollutants on a daily basis. A gentle scrub is best for removing the layer of dead cells making it squeaky clean. However, ensure that the scrub you use is not hard which can cause further irritation to the skin. Home-made natural scrubs made out of sugar, lemon and honey will do the trick.

3. Fortify with refreshing masks


Purifying masks aid in getting rid of toxins which are deeply embedded in our skin. They also even out the skin tone and give a much needed shot of protein and hydration to the skin. DIY masks are easier and far more beneficial than over-the-shelf counterparts. A paste made of yogurt, oatmeal and honey will work wonders for all skin types. Green clay and rose water is also hugely popular and super effective.

4. Remove make-up before hitting the sack


Never ever wear makeup to bed. It clogs the pores while you are asleep and results in the development of acne. A mixture of coconut oil and water acts as an instant make-up remover. Just dab some cotton in the emulsion and swipe it on your face to remove all traces of make-up. It’s really that simple.

5. Use a retinoid cream before sleeping



Retinoid are vitamin A derivatives which boosts collagen production and reduces fine lines for a smoother and an even skin tone. Since the ingredient itself is sensitive to sunlight, use it as a part of nightly care skin routine.

6. Wear sunscreen lotion everyday


We can’t emphasize enough on the importance of wearing sunscreen daily. Sunscreens combine several ingredients that prevent the harmful UV rays from affecting your skin adversely. Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher are great for the job.

7. Exercise


Regular exercising keeps your skin healthy. The oxygenated blood plumps up the skin as well as boosts collagen production, thwarting wrinkles. It also promotes the production of endorphin which help beat stress.

8. Eat right and detox


A balanced diet is crucial to maintaining a flawless skin tone. Consuming antioxidant-rich food and drinks such as green tea, blueberries, tomatoes etc. aid in fighting free radicals which accelerates skin aging and damages the cellular structures of the skin. Drinking at least a litre of water every day is highly recommended since it helps keep the skin smooth, plump and elastic.

9. Go au naturel



Depend on your grandmother’s age old skin care secrets blindly. Slather your skin with natural ingredients such as turmeric, yogurt, oats, honey, lemon etc. which softens the skin, clears marks, diminishes fine lines and is full of unadulterated nutritional properties. Use them at least once a week; your skin will thank you for the TLC.

10. Opt for organic skin care products


Choose organic skin care products and make-up, over those laden with chemicals any day. These products are much gentler than the traditional products and works with the skin to improve its properties. Beneficial ingredients to look for in such products include essential oils, herbs, aloe vera, extracts from seaweed, fruits, shea butter etc.

11. Kick the butt


Last but not the least quit smoking immediately. Smoking dehydrates the skin and makes it dull and prone to rapid aging. This is one habit which is absolutely poison for your skin as well as your body.

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Five must have bronzers in your contouring arsenal

Recently I have been consuming the trails of the Kim Kardashian clan quite fiercely. Having read and heard so much of their antics and  not to forget the head turning style (some good, some bad) of Kim herself, I decided to immerse myself in the numerous seasons of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ as well as their respective spin-offs. Apart from the usual dose of drama, what helped me push through the hours, I started looking more closely at some of the high fashion moments that dictated the show. While some of the clothes were totally outrageous, I was quiet impressed by the perfectly contoured face of Kim which led me to search for the perfect highlighter and bronzer. I have been following posts and reading on the art of contouring like a pro, so all that remains now is to find that one perfect product which would suit my skin type and tone to a T.

Unlike those dusky beauties who can get away with a light god tones bronzer, my pale skin appears to need the entire box so as to appear slightly more chiseled.

1. Limited Edition Bronzer from Marks and Spencer

I have tried various bronzers from the brands available in India, out of which, the limited edition Bronzer from Marks and Spencer struck a cord with me and I have been using this ever since.


Limited Edition bronzer from Marks and Spencer
Limited Edition bronzer from Marks and Spencer

The powder is dark brownish in colour and is very matte. Also it doesn’t have a lot of sparkle which I love. You can buy it here. Its also available in select stores across the country.

2. The Two Faced Beach Bunny Bronzer

This is one of my recent purchases and I can’t wait to try it soon. I love the color palette which is a combination of four rich, sun-kissed shades which is great for contouring and highlighting. I chose this specially because it can also be used as a highlighter. Stay tuned for the review coming soon.

Too Faced Beach Bunny Bronzer
Too Faced Beach Bunny Bronzer

Isn’t the cover ultra cutee?? You can buy it here.

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills- Pro series contour kit

An absolute must-have and I am lusting over this. A tad on the expensive side but this is on my wishlist. The six shades are apt for contouring and sculpting the face like a pro.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Contour Kit Medium-Tan
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Contour Kit Medium-Tan

You can buy this here.

4. Stila Convertible Color Bronzing Duo

The product looks good enough to eat. It’s both a cheek and a lip stain and doubles up as a bronzer. Very convenient when you have a tiny clutch and need to pick the essentials. It has two glowing colors of gold and warm bronze which gives your face a sun-kissed sparkle.

Stila Convertible Colour Bronzing Duo
Stila Convertible Colour Bronzing Duo

You can buy it here

5. St. Tropez Skin Illuminator- Gold

This is perfect for darker complexions as is basically more of a highlighter than a bronzer. It will add a subtle shimmer and radiance to your skin.

St.Tropez Skin Illuminator Gold
St.Tropez Skin Illuminator Gold

Buy it here

Also don’t forget to use a good brush to get that perfect contour and blend on the skin. It’s essential to remember that for highlighting, a light bronzer works but for contouring, its better to get a medium to darker shade so as to sculpt those gorgeous cheekbones perfectly.

Do you have any other product you simply dig and should be added to the list? Please feel free to let us know 😀

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