Lifestyle, Fashion and Beauty

27 November 2016

30 stunning Saree looks of Sonam Kapoor | Style Inspiration

I love desi ethnic fashion and Bollywoods style diva Sonam kapoors ethnic looks are something I always look forward to. The fashion queen really slays it in both her western and ethnic looks but I love her traditional or fusion looks a wee bit more . 
Saree, lehenga or even a kurti, Sonam always manages to style them with a new twist sparking off trends and giving us new ethnic fashion goals in the process.  Sonam loves wearing sarees and she constantly keeps styling them in new fabulous ways. I love how Sonam Kapoor actually walked red carpet of Cannes in Anamika Khanna sari in 2014, she is definitely giving exposure to Indian fashion.

The shaadi season is on and if you need some inspiration on styling saree for your best friend or sisters wedding, look no further because here I bring to you loads of inspiration in 30 saree looks of sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor in Saree

#1 Sonam kapoor in white sari with pop of blue

Most Indians dont prefer white for festive occasions but the trend is soon changing and you spot many women in whites even at weddings. Sonam kapoor shows us how to wear white saree with a white blouse by adding a pop of colour with neckpiece. Soft make up and side parted open hair make this look a winner.

#2 Peter pan collar blouse with quirky printed saree

Trust sonam to get quirky saree look right. She paired a funky lipstick printed Masaba saree with a fun peter pan collar blouse. To keep all attention on the sari and blouse sonam kept accesories minimal and opted for a tight bun.

#3 Black and white rose printed Masaba Saree

Rose motifs on this masaba saree  gave vintage feel and I love the hair do here. The red lips and flushed cheeks and elbow length blouse also add to the old world glam. 

#4 Anavila White saree with leaf printed full sleeve blouse

In a pinned up neat Anavila saree look sonam looked gorgeous . I love how she pairs this ivory white cotton saree with a printed blouse and potli.

#5 Vibrant Manish Arora saree look

Sonam looked amazing in a grey and orange Manish Arora saree. Adding more colour to her look was the green high neck blouse.

#6 Tulip style saree drape with zipper blouse

I love how sonam styles plain sarees giving them a nice hatke twist . This plain biege saree is paired with an embroidered red blouse having a zip in front. The addition of brooch and the different saree drape makes thing more interesting.

If you want to try this saree drape then watch the tutorial here

#7 Abu Jaini Sandeep Khosla saree with double palla

Sonam kapoor wore a white and red saree where the first pallu was draped normally and the second one went around the neck like most of us drape a dupatta or scarf.

#8 Pant style Anamika khanna saree

Pant style saree drape is another way to drape a saree which is similar to dhoti style saree drape. I love the addition of the stunning necklace on that blouse and it was a good move to keep ears bare.

#9 Rimzim Dadu’s sculptural saree

W e all know Sonam loves modernizing her saree look but this Rimzim Dadu’s sculptural weave was simply futuristic. This saree isnt someting everyone can carry off but sonam Kapoor pulls it off #LikeABoss

#10 Off shouldered blouse with Suneet Verma saree

sonam kapoor loves experimenting with her blouse designs and here she pairs an off-shoulder blouse with a cream saree. If you love wearing offshoulder then try it with ethnic wear too. 

#11 sari draped the contemporary dhoti way

Dhoti style saree draping has become very popular these days and Sonam was one of the first few to spark off this trend.  I love how she keeps the styling simple by adding just a statement neck piece too keep spotlight on the drape.

#12 Pink saree with one shouldered lace blouse

Another way to add drama to you plain saree look is to pair it with lace blouses. Here sonam pairs a pink saree with one shouldered lace blouse

#13 Delicate white Anamika khanna saree with sheer cape

The sheer cape trend is something I love and sonam gets full credit for popularising it. Here Sonam flaunts a shrug style sheer cape which she paired with delicate white saree. The hairstyle for this looks gives vintage vibes and I love the styling.

#14 Chic one shoulder Payal singhal blouse with saree

Single shouldered blouse paired with a pale pink saree, Sonam grab a lot of eye balls. This unique Payal Singhal blouse has black floral embroidery and paired with a high puff hairdo it looked striking..

#15 Vibrant colourful saree with Peplum blouse

This traditional high on colour look is an instant favourite especially for winter weddings. The Abu Jaini Sandeep khosla saree paired with peplum style blouse can be worn by women who dont want to flaunt their not-so-flat belly. You can your existing peplum tops and pair it with a saree for this look.

#16 Tarun Tahiliani red saree

Pre draped sarees are best way to go if you want an Indo western fusion look. In this red saree look sonam looked chi and kept the styling simple with sleek hair. She wore this saree to Big boss for dolli ki doli promitions

#17 Anamila Khanna cape saree at Cannes

This dreamy dhoti drape Anamika khanna creation is one of my most favourite looks of Sonam Kapoor at Cannes film festival. The styling for this look is PERFECTION. Love the sheer cape, choker, makeup and hairstyle.

#18 Traditional silk Saree look

Sonam can do traditional saree looks with equal elan and this Kanjivaram silk saree look proves it. She paired this saree with elbow length sleeve blouse, jhumkas and hair bun.

#19 Angrakha style long jacket with saree

Cape style jackets with saree is a trend but sonam paired a  jacket with Rahul Mishra saree. This look gives a very formal feel but if the jacket was more replaced with a vibrant print it can look super festive. I think this is interesting but I wouldn't try something like this?

#20 Embellished white Abu Jaini Sandeep Khosla saree

If you really want to wear white to a wedding wear it like Sonam kapoor does here. She wore this sequins and mirror work saree with a high neck blouse to Ahana deols wedding reception. 

#21 Lime green Sonaakshi Raaj Sari gown

Sari gowns are a rage these days because they are so easy to carry off. You dont have to worry about getting the drape right or your pallu slipping off as these gowns are pre stiched and can be zipped up. Sonam wore this lime green sari gown and looked fabulous in it. This is very contemporary way of carrying off a saree and anayone can try it

#22 Organza Anamika Khanna sari

Sonam looked royal and oozed elegance in a green organza saree whih she draped like a V in front. I love the jewellery she paired this saree with.

#23 Anamika Khanna red and black saree

Red and black is a classic combo and Sonam wore it for L’Oreal Paris Women’s Awards and looked every bit amazing in it. I particularly love the kohl rimmed eyes and soft lips in this look and the saree blouse is also something hatke.

#24 Printed Blue saree with double pallu and mirror work blouse

Love this dreamy blue saree look and the blouse it is paired with. This makes for a great winter festive look if you can handle two pallus.

#25 Hand woven grey Anavila saree

Sonam Kapoor made handwoven saree also look amazing by draping differently and adding a pop of blue with the neck piece

#26 Floral shehlaa khan saree with embellished blouse

Attending an event for Grazia Sonam was spotted in a pastel floral saree which she paired with an embellished designer blouse. The hair bun, drop earrings and floral sari give this look a very retro feel. 

#27 Shredded Rimzim Dadu saree



Shredded funky saree worn by sonam kapoor is super interesting. I love the styling here which makes the striking saree look elegant. The hairstyle, makeup and the gorgeous suhani Pittie earrings complement the saree nicely. For a saree like this the drape is spot on.

#28 sunshine yellow saree Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla saree

Sonam wore a yellow and green chiffon saree with a  green clutch. Upping the visual interest of this vibrant sunshine saree was the sheer embroidered blouse whih is very hatke and unique.

#29 Masaba Hand print saree with sheer Pallu

#30 Pale pink Deepti Pruthi saree with cape style jacket

Attending the Elie Saab Haute Couture Show in paris Sonam was spotted in a dreamy baby pink set saree which she paired with sleeveless high neck blouse and added a semi sheer cape jacket over it. I love everything about this look from the makeup to hairstyle to the colour. Also love the idea of pairing pearl earrings with pink saree.

Which saree look of Sonam Kapoor do you like most? 


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20 November 2016

#TwitterReacts to Demonetization Of Rs.1000 & 500 Notes

On November 8 our Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the nation by a strom announcing the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes. This move is considered to be a surgical strike against black money and will also completely wipe out fake currency from India.


I think the demonetization or Notebandi is a brilliant move to check corruption but I just wish this was executed better with proper planning.  Twitter like always reacted with hilarious jokes and memes to the announcement and here I bring to you some of the best tweets on demonetization
















Which tweet do you think is the most creative?
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10 Fun Eyeliner Styles you need to Try | Makeup Inspiration

Eyeliner has always been the most tricky part of makeup for me. Most makeup beginners struggle with applying blush and foundations but for me it is a struggle to properly line my eyes with my forever shaky hands. With practice I have perfected the liner art and the Maybelline colossal pen liner has simplified things a lot. So now it is time to experiment with eye liner styles and get creative.

I have already discussed about my makeup rut and how I got out of it . A bright new lip colour is the easiest way to change your look but even a little bit of tweaking with your eyeliner styles can help you get a makeover. Want inspiration? Here I list to you 10 fun eyeliner styles to try 

 Different and Fun Eyeliner styles and designs

#1  Add a bit of colour pop dual liner style


Make your winged liner more dramatic by adding a pop of colour. The first blue -black look is a bit too bold and daring for me but the second look of gold with black is totally doable and I have already tried it once at home. I just cant wait for a wedding in my family to flaunt it. If you want to try this look then use Maybelline hyper glossy liner in black and maybelline electrics gold liner. They also have a laser green which can help you create the first look. I used Jordana liquid liner and Maybelline gold liner and the result was glossy party makeup look

#2  Chic winged bow eyeliner style

I cant really do a perfect  winged eyeliner but this ribbon or bow liner has me obsessed. I am so in love with this chic liner style. If you have a steady hand this one is a must try, do your normal wing liner and then draw a bow at the edge. This cute bow liner look is best for parties and will look great for Christmas. 
See detailed tutorial here



#3 Fun confetti eyeliner style

I have met many nail art lovers who have done some super delish arts on nails but art on your upper lash line is also a reality. Confetti liner is the new beauty trend and is the perfect party makeup idea. It looks like glitter sprinkled on your lash line but it actually isnt. Like in nail art you use your coloured liners to dot on your lash line to create a playful confetti  effect. Cool na? It is a bit difficult but with practice you actually make a fun look with existing coloured liners. 

See tutorial above


#4 Line your eyes with an offbeat color

For a more simple but fun eye look try a very off beat hatke colour to line your eye lids. Greens, blues and browns are pretty common but how about using red or pink eye liner? Inglot has liners in a variety of colours and even maybelline hyper glossy electrics range has some fun colours you can try. Before spending on a liner see if the colour looks good on you by creating you own custom eyeliner with eye shadows. Use a wet liner brush with an eyeshadow and line your lashes.

#5 Egyptian Inspired eyeliner style


If you like playing with black liner then try this bold egyptian inspired liner style. Line your water line and do a normal wing liner and then go about working on your lower lashline to create a slant lower wing. Complete this look with loads of mascara or you can even use fake lashed for a more defined look. You can try liner style for festive looks but go easy on the other make up and help your eyes grab all the attention. A glossy pink or soft brown lips with peach blush best complements this look.

#6 Rainbow eyeliner liner


If you love colours dont stick to just one for your eye liner try the all new rainbow eye liner trend. This is super bright and vibrant so it is best suited for summer . It can look very complicated but if you have a steady hand and a colourful eye shadow pallet this is completely doable.

#7 The triple flick liner

If black is what you prefer when it comes to liners why not experiment just with it? Try  more than one flicks. Start off with simple double flicks and then move on to creating more bold triple flics and add some dots here and there for more artistic look

#8 Daring Gothic eyeliner style

This Gothic eye look is strictly for the experimental women. You can use a gel liner with different liner brushes to achieve this look or try a temporary eye liner tattoo set which you can buy here

#9 Black liner with a heart

Can an eyeliner get any cuter? This heart liner will be perfect for a date or for valentines day but ofourse you need lots of liner skills to get it right. You can outline the heart and then fill your wing or use a heart sticker to make things a bit more easier.

#10 Unique graphic eyeliner style




Dramatic and quirky this eyeliner style is not everyones cup of tea. A graphic liner isnt something you can wear everyday but you are allowed to experiment crazy with your makeup so try this super funky look .  If this liner style looks very elaborate to you then try just half of it, skip the curves on the upper eyelid also the flicks from the inner corner can also be skipped. Go crazy and create your own grahic liner styles and grab eye balls on instagram

Additional eyeliner application Tips

- Make your liner last all day by setting it with a matching eye shadow. Use a firm eye shadow brush for this

- If you dont have a very steady hand with liners then keep a skin-colored eyeliner pencil handy to fix minor smudges. You can even use a concealer in pen form for this or just dip a Q tip in makeup remover and correct your mistake.

-For the perfect winged liner flick use the edge of a business card or a spoon. You can also use a cellotape for this.

- Always apply eyeliner after application of eye shadow but before your apply mascara. With more funky eye liner styles it is better to skip eye shadows or you can just apply a neutral brown shade.

- Line only half of your lower lashline if you have small eye. This will make them look bigger. You can also use a white liner on your waterline to make them look bigger

- It is good to connect your top and bottom liner at the outer corner but avoid going all the way to your tear duct as it waters easily and can cause smudging.


Which eye liner style would you actually try?

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18 November 2016

10 Totally Simple Hairstyles to try with Kurtis

Kurtis are like my favorite piece of clothing because they offer amazing comfort without compromising on style. I find kurtis very flattering on my post pregnancy body size especially the A-line and anarkali kurtis which beautifully hide my tummy fat.

I have been flaunting the kurtis a lot these days not only as a casual wear at home outfit but also for special occasions. Kurtis can easily be your go to festive wear option if you shop smartly and style carefully. I am wearing many trendy kurti designs and trying new makeup looks and hairstyles with them so I decided today to share simple hairstyles which work nicely with kurtis.

Women mainly wear kurtis like a comfortable everyday wear and opt for a simple same old hairstyle . But if you want to experiment a little and update your day time everyday wear look try a new hairstyle which makes a lot of difference and lends your look more elegance. Get inspired from hairstyle ideas below.

10 Simple Hairstyles to try with Kurtis

#1 Chic open hair twisted on one side


This is simple and chic hairstyle I try for daytime kurti look. To get this look do a side parting or middle parting of hair as per your liking . Now take a small section of hair on one side of the parting and twist it then secure with a bobby pin.  I have naturally wavy hair so I dont need to curl my hair but if you want you can lightly curl your ends. I also add a studded clip instead of a normal bobby pin sometimes for a more dressy look.  

# 2 Sleek middle parted hair

At home after bath I just middle part my wavy hair and let it dry . If you want your kurti or jewellery to be highlight of look then dont try to over style your hair. Go for a sleek middle parted hair look .

#3 Pinned back hair with a puff


For an elegant half up half down pinned hair look take the front portion of hair and pin it at the back after creating a puff. You can use bump its to create a high volume puff. Leave rest of your hair open and curl the ends lightly. This hairstyle works best with sleeveless kurtis.

#4 High pony hairstyle

For a more modern look complete your fusion kurti looks with a high pony. this hairstyle works best for summer when cotton kurtis are worn most. You can try this hairstyle with short kurtis paired with jeans or shirt style collared kurtis for more formal look. To make it look more sophisticated take a small section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the elasic and secure it with abobby pin in the back of pony.

#5 Side ponytail with flick hairstyle


If you have naturally wavy hair then try a side ponytail with some flicks on the other side to frame your face. 

#6 Tight high bun hairstyle

High bun hairstyles also look good with kurtis and also give an illusion of longer face and neck. Try a high bun hairstyle and give it a more traditional touch by adding mogra flowers or  other hair accessories. This hairstyle is best reserved for special occasions where you want to wear a kurti. 

#7 Loose side braid hairstyle


Side part your hair and loosely braid your hair on the other side for a chic sumemr look. You can try different styles of braids on the side like dutch braid, french braid or even fistail braid.

#8 Open middle parted twisted  on both sides hairstyle


Twisting a section of your hair from both sides and securing them with pins in the back looks stylish and will also keep hair away from your face. Try this hairstyle with your anarkali or A-line kurtas.

#9 Open side swept hairstyle

The simplest hairstyle which can be worn by girls with medium length hair. Just side part your hair and pull it to one side making it fall on your shoulders in layers. If you want to wear this hairstyle for a long duration try discreetly pinning the hair on one side so they stay put . Use hairspray to keep fly aways at bay

#9 Messy braid  hairstyle


Braids are the most common hairstyles women wear with traditional Indian outfits and you can try it with kurtis too. For a more trendy kurti look try a messy braid with side parted hair. The best thing about braids and plaits are that they are comfortable and can be done by people of both medium and long length hair.

#10 Twisted hair with side pony hairstyle


For an elegant summer look try a sleek side pony. You can go for a normal side pony or add more drama by twisting hair in front on one side and then pulling your hair on other side in a pony. Iam loving this hairstyle a lot these days and trying many variations like twisting hair or front french braiding it on one side before grabbing it into a pony on other side.

Which hairstyle do you normally try with your kurtis?


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