Lifestyle, Fashion and Beauty

21 January 2016

My mantra to have Gold Mornings Daily

Time flies and flies at rocket speed mind you! I stare at the calender on my desk and still cant believe that its 20th already meaning the year 2016 is already 20 days old . At the start of the year like majority of normal people i made some simple resolutions to bring in the new year and one such resolution was to wake up early to begin my morning on a fresh and pleasant note .  How successful was this resolution of mine? well lets find out..

Nothing is more annoying than the alarm blaring into your ears early in the morning, my hands itch to snooze it but when you sleep early waking up early is a breeze . Right from the start of the year I consciously kept unwanted distractions like my mobile and TV away at night to help myself sleep early and this routine made the world of difference early in the morning. I got a good sleep and woke up with a smile and the freshness  reflected in my body language all through the day .
Wake up to a Gold Morning with the Gold Standard of WHOLE MOUTH cleaning!


 The second change I incorporated in my routine this year was switching to the all new Colgate 360 Charcol Gold toothbrush .  Dentists recommend on changing your toothbrush every three months and with the new year kicking in i needed a new tooth brush . Colgate 360 Charcol Gold toothbrush caught my eye and i decided to give it a try and i must say i am very impressed with this brush. To start with the brush in gold and black is elegant and classy having a premium feel to it and it does its job of cleaning my teeth beautifully. Colgate 360 Charcol Gold toothbrush nicely cleanses and freshens up not only my teeth but also my gums, tounge and cheek , all this without being harsh on my mouth.  With such a blast of magical freshness which drive all laziness and sleep away my mornings are now shiny mornings, #Colgate360GoldMornings indeed.

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waking up early is always good and the best thing about early rising is you have plenty of time to plan and get ready for the day ahead and it surprises me how much of work can be done early in the morning. Here is what i do

  • A five minute prayer, becuase a touch of divinity to my gold mornings is always welcome.
  • A 10 minute walk with dad. Quality time with dad . check. Lungs full of fresh cool air . Check. Fit and fabulous me . Check . Golden did i say well this is turning to be platinum!
  • Make a simple plan for the day on my super note app 
  • Smile . Click Selfie. Update social networking sites
  • Healthy breakfast. Oats porridge + milk + fruits . Energized gold mornings it is! 
  • Style up for the day 
Thats my 2016 mantra into converting normal plain boring good mornings into dazzling gold mornings Whats yours? 

*This post is an entry for #Colgate360GoldMornings Campaign, check their Facebook Page Colgate India

13 January 2016

6 Edgy Modern ways to style a kurti

Kurtis are like the most spotted Indian wear these days. They are comfortable , affordable and easy to style making it a favorite with women of all ages and walks of life. Pairing kurtis with leggings is like the most common way to go about it and some of us pair it with jeans, salwars and chudidaars too but any more experiments with kurtas arent really done . So here i present to you simple chic ways to re invent the kurta this season.


Kurti with a cape style jacket:  Capes are hot in trend these days with designers like Anamika khanna and Ridhi Mehra including capes in their designer outfits but you dont really need an occasion to flaunt the cape trend , just add a contrasting long (preferably sheer) cape style jacket to your simple kurta legging look and you are done. effortlessly trendy!




Also read: Cape Jumpsuits from Ridhi Mehra

kurti with dhoti salwar : Dhoti pants are another hot runway trend kurtas could be paired with. Dhoti a south indian mens wear is now made its way into womens wardrobe and the pleated desi style effect it gives is simple cool.




kurta with palazzos: This is my favourite way to style kurtas at present. Many btown celebs are going with this styling option and this has inspired me to join the bandwagon! Iam pairing a lot of simple or plain kurtas with printed palazzos from rain and rainbow and Aujjesia.



Both short and long kurtas can be paired with palazzos but make sure your kurtas are straight cut ones to let your palazzos stand out.
If you want to pair palazzos with anarkali style or angrakha kurtas then make sure they are short almost like peplum tops.

Kurta with sheer paneled leggings : I recently spotted some cool sheer paneled leggings on my recent shopping trip. These are basically leggings with a lace panel



Kurta with skirt: This is super fun way to wear a kurta giving out boho vibes. Pair flared out full length skirts with short or long kurta for a breezy summery outfit .


Even celebs like kangana ranaut are pairing skirts with kurtas these days.



Kurta like a dress: kurtas like all other styles of clothing have reinvented themselves and a lot of new edgy styles are available these days which can double as a dress and be worn without and bottom wear. The trick with wearing a kurta like a dress is to choose the right style and pair it with right accessories
Kurtas which can be best worn like a dress are ones which have a defined waist or digital prints , or come with with ruffled necklines .  Of course you cant end up wearing straight kurtas like a dress so anarkali or A line kurtas are best way to go forward. Also asymmetrical hemline kurtas will look amazing like a dress.
If your kurta has too much of flare you ad a thin metallic belt to cinch the waist and create a fusion look.
For footwear go in for boots or pumps to balance out the bottomless look.


which new way are you looking to style your kurti this season? 




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