Akira Ming

Being green is more than just buying ‘eco’. It is an unshakeable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.

Lately, I have been developing my lifestyle and bending more towards Eco-friendly products. Be it usage of products that are environment friendly, natural and organic or even clothing items that are designed keeping the environment in mind.

Akira Ming is a fashion label for women that has, besides creative imagination, ethics, compassion and the environment at its heart. Style and elegance have often had an inherent cost for either the environment or for humans.

Akira Ming pushes against this notion and endeavors to produce beautiful styles using the most ethical and sustainable practices.

The entire design process – from the search for most sustainable fabrics to the printing and dyeing to finally crafting beautiful elegant shapes – tells a unique story each time. It’s the story of India’s rich heritage of handcrafted yarn. It’s the story of developing technology that goes hand in hand with compassion for tiniest of living organisms. It’s the story of enhancing the lives of master craftsmen living in remote villages who work with their hands to produce amazing textures and weaves.

Instead of regular silk, they use a fabric called Ahimsa Silk. Ahimsa literally translating to non-violent. It is produced in such a way that avoids harming or killing of silkworms. Further the dyeing process is also done using sustainably harvested gum arabica crystals using water based binders.

The Malmal Khadi fabric that goes into the making of various creations is sourced directly from the Malkha Initiative Centre. This initiative supports people involved in the production of the fabric, the farmers and the hand-weavers, by ensuring fair pay for each of them and by elimination of middlemen. The khadi fabric is dyed with environmentally safe and sustainable vegetable dyes.

I was thoroughly happy when I had the honour of donning such a resplendent outfit designed with so much assiduity. The blue top is 100% Cotton Malkha fabric. It has the most fastidious hand embroidery, which looks supreme. Further, the Indigo dye is again environment friendly. Also, the buttons are formed from coconut shells.

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.

Until next, xoxo

Sugar Cosmetics – Arch Arrival Brow Definer 02 Taupe Tom (Grey Brown) Review

Doing your brows is more than a treatment. It’s an Art.

I believe every situation deserves a good pair of brows. Good brows aren’t cheap and cheap brows aren’t good. When only one strand of hair can make or break a perfect brow, I believe being assiduous and thorough is the only answer.

Before

Arch those eyebrows bros!

Thick brows are a blessing. Nothing frames a face so beautifully, or gives an instantaneous lift quite like perfectly shaped eyebrows. Sugar Cosmetics have come out with their first ever brow definer, Arch Arrival Brow Definer.

Make sure to really learn meaty amounts of endearing terms because you will run out of them.

Encapsulate precise shaping and generous filling with it’s triangular slant edge. Embrace the artist in you, strike confidence with each stroke and result it out in a perfect brow. The pencil is retractable.

And then welcome the spoolie. Dramatic and soft arches need to look a slapdash affair. The spoolie helps to blend those brows naturally. Load up this weapon of choice and fire point blank on your brows. You would be killing the look.

After

After

The texture is perfect. Having a waxlike consistency, it glides perfectly and effortlessly on the eyebrows. I chose the  02 Taupe Tom (Grey Brown) shade which is suitable for light to medium skin tones. The product is specially formulated to be sweat and humidity resistant. It does not smudge and is waterproof. Further, it’s Apply and Forget. Lasting an amazing, 9 hours during the course of the day, I was sublimed by it’s awesomeness.

Price : INR 499/- 

Give it a try and fall in love with it. 

Until next, xoxo

Fiorella : The Flower Boutique

“Raise your words. Not your voice.

It is the rain that grows flowers, not the thunder”

Flowers have always been an integral part of social customs. The notion that emotions could be articulated through giving of flowers has long been followed since medieval times.

Eros, the Greek God of sexual attraction was the son of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love, beauty and pleasure.

It is no wonder that the word Rose, being an anagram of Eros is very well associated with love and beauty. Gifting of roses have always been linked to desire, passion, enthusiasm and pride.

The classic red rose is often the best choice for expressing your deepest affection for that special someone. Whether you send a single red rose, or a grand bouquet of ravishing reds, surprise your one and only for a romantic occasion, or better yet, just because.

Kirti Nagar in West Delhi, is one of the opulent areas in Delhi that is a personification of mesmerizing seduction. Fiorella, was found in 2017, just before Valentine’s Day. A budding organisation strengthened by the triple force of diligent minds and ceaseless skills. Currently, working on the concept of infinite roses, the team is keen to make their presence felt throughout the country with their unprecedented quality and hope to stand unchallenged in the segment

I love the sweet smell of roses. It’s enchanting, mesmerizing and amorous all the same. Roses speak the language of love spiked with endearments.

I had the pleasure of receiving a transcendent bouquet of Roses from Fiorella that was lovely. All my love shouts out to them for such a resplendent gift.

 Also a Big Thank you to everyone for their lovely wishes on my #23 Birthday.
Until next, Xoxo

Pampering Session at Spa Hibiscus

Spa Hibiscus is a holistic offering of a Spa, Salon and Gym under one roof, that guarantees to deliver Relaxation, Beauty and Fitness Services. The utmost integrity and honesty is truly inspiring in the face of lifestyle changes.

With a bag of extensive services, it pampers you physical, mental and spiritual persona. Coupled with an endearing environment, smart and professionally capable people, truly all senses dance with joy.

I had the joy of visiting Spa Hibiscus and was mesmerized and spellbound by the magic in the air. The place had an amazing aura, almost poetic.

First up was an amazing Sensiglow facial. My skin is often subjected to oily outbreaks. I was suggested something that would yield me the best results. The facial involved 6 different steps –

Cleansing : Sensi-Cleanse and Sensi-Wash

A thorough cleansing is always necessary for a facial, as it relieves the skin of dirt and impurities and offers a perfect base for further application of products.

Toning : Sensi-Tone

I am not a fan of incessant scrubbing, as it renders more damage to my sensitive skin. As a result, toning was done on my skin. The toner was loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-irritants that was suggestive for my skin.

Massage : Sensi-Gel

A massaging routine was done on my face. As massages are proven to stimulate facial skin and muscles, it is an anti aging skincare in itself. Further more blood flow and oxygen flow helps in giving a natural glow to the skin.

Face Mask : Sensi-Mask

This face mask was an exfoliating and hydrating mask perfect for sensitive skin.

Sensi-Skin Saver

This was a restorative finishing toner that consisted of Butterbur Extract and Shiso extract.

After the Sensi Glow Facial, I got a sensational hair makeover.

Conclusively, I had a perfect time at Spa Hibiscus. You guys should visit them for great beauty experiences.

Also follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated with their latest offers and discounts.

Until Next, Much Love

DateMyCloset – Collection Launch

Date My Closet is an amazing rental platform indeed with A-listed designers and authentic designer wear. This is my second stint with them, and I have to say they are stupendous as before. The dresses are remarkable indeed, they fit perfectly, it’s extremely appreciative and as always you get more claps and endearments than before.

I acquired three exquisite dresses from Date My Closet’s New Collection which has launched today. Ethnic dresses have always attracted me. Once again, I set great store by them and would like to talk about rocking the perfect attire.

 

Nikasha – Embellished Pink Lehenga Set with Dupatta

Another wondrous addition to my ethnic collection is this amazing pink lehenga. I just love the colourful tinctures of this lehenga. It falls right into my list of endearing clothing wear.

The floral embellishments on this blouse scream meticulousness. I figured, being scrupulous sans accessories and minimal makeup would do justice.

It does not disappoint. Unassailable in the face of sobriety, the overall look was perfect.

The particular lehenga can be worn at day time ethnic functions or weddings.

Shantanu & Nikhil – Mint Green Lehenga Set with Bead Work

I am truly in awe of this amazing lehenga. Ethnic clothing has always proven great for me, when I relate it through the characteristics of ethnology. It fires up a pride in my heart, envelopes a thorough grace and strikes a dulcet melody in my ears upon donning it.

The lehenga I am wearing in these photos is extremely pretty. I love the lighter shades of green colour, and they look perfect on me. Almost like an epicurean person, I take deep pride in staying fastidious in my approach towards looking better than even the best. With minimal makeup, and figuring the right accessories a perfect look can be achieved.

This particular attire is perfect for weddings and ethnic events.

Sequence Dress by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi

Rent your clothes Here or call on 9999680179

Until Next, Xoxo

Valinta Blueberry Facial Kit Review

Adore facials?

Who doesn’t?

There are times when having an array of cosmetic products makes me devalue the most effective beauty routine that works the best.

A simple effective facial

I had heard a lot about blueberries. The amazing anti-oxidant powers it possesses. How fruitful it is for general health and specifically the advantages it renders to the skin. I was always intrigued and fascinated by blueberries.
So much was placed under scrutiny that I had to try a blueberry infused product.

Valinta Blueberry Facial Kit 

Effective and simple. 5 steps to glowing, radiant and truly flawless skin. Apply the facial cleanser, follow it up with the facial scrub, apply the face massage cream, face gel and then finish off with the face pack.

Valinta Blueberry Cleanser

Skin cleansing is the first step towards an amazing facial regime. This cleanser has special properties of Blueberry Extracts and Lavender Oil. While it deeply hydrates the skin and helps maintain the pH balance, it deep cleanses the skin, keeps the collagens firm and helps maintain the softness of the skin.

Valinta Blueberry Scrub

Enriched with Avocado Oil and walnut grains, this scrub is effective towards removal of blackheads and dead skin cells. The oleic acid content in Avocado Oil is effective in maintaining the softness of the skin and hydrating it. While scrubs are mostly hard on the skin, this particular scrub is gentle enough to guarantee acne treatment, stop growth of blackheads and prevent skin inflammation.

Valinta Blueberry Massage Cream

Infused with the thorough goodness of Rosemary Oil and Almond Oil, this non sticky massaging cream, effectively works ideally for normal to oily skin. Rosemary Oil is effective in removing skin inflammation, works as an antiseptic to prevent growth of any bacterial or fungal infection on the skin and generally leaves the skin feeling soft, supple and glabrous.

Valinta Blueberry Facial Gel

Complete with the integral goodness of Aloe Vera and the choicest blueberries, this facial gel helps to clear away impurities and minimise the production of free radicals on the skin. Aloe Vera has been associated with skin treatment for generations. Working as a part of a mechanistic determination, it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and youthful.

Valinta Blueberry Face Pack

Enriched with the goodness of Rose Powder and Chandan Powder, this face pack gives an unsurpassed glow and shine to the skin. The face pack treats the skin finally leaving the skin beam more radiation and shine.

Price : Rs. 1200/-

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Until Next, Much Love

Roots and Herbs Organic Skincare Product(s) Review

Hello my loves.

Nature is in.

Exotic and natural wellness induced holistic skin care is in.

A little selflessness to the environment is in.

Usage of natural and environment friendly skin care products has been raging for quite some time and I became cognisant of the titanic capabilities they have on offer.

The unprecedented and exceptional teachings of Ayurveda have always been elusive since generations. Moreover, bad reviews and quick resulting chemical products have further insinuated an unfavourable thought amongst many individuals which has since been difficult to contravene on logical terms.

However, nothing has stopped Ayurveda from churning out champions year by year.

Roots and Herbs is one such establishment that rises on the laurels of the teachings of the Ayurveda. After my experience with the products, I have exalted them on account of the wondrous results.

HIBISCUS ABUNDANT HAIR LEP

Hibiscus has been known as one of the most compelling ayurvedic agents for health skin disorders. Besides its anti-inflammatory properties, it is an absolute guardian angel having several benefits for hair too.

This was the first time when I tried a natural hair lep (masque) and my experience was remarkable. Having the essentials of Hibiscus and mulethi, this hair lep worked amazingly on my hair reducing hair fall and improving the quality of my hair. It also helped to promote hair growth and hydrate the scalp as claimed. Conclusively this product is now a must have for my hair care regime.

Price : Rs. 700/- for 50 gm

ASHWAGANDHA SKIN ILLUMINATING FACE UBTAN & ACTIVATOR KIT

Ashwagandha is a sublime ayurvedic agent that has a myriad of skin benefitting properties. In addition to brightening skin, it helps to fade blemishes, protect against sun induced damage, and helps the skin thoroughly due to its antioxidant properties.

The Ashwagandha in this masque and activator, is a true blessing for my oily skin. Prone to a sudden outburst of pimples, it helps to control the bacteria thus achieving glabrous skin sans acne. I use this amazing masque thrice a week, for clear de-tanned skin, free of dead skin, blackheads and whiteheads.

As a sequitur, my skin has become more awesome, even more glabrous, clear, detoxified and glows naturally.

Price : Rs. 1450/- for both

JABAPUSHP LUSCIOUS HAIR CLEANSER & VOLUMINISING JABAPUSHP MILD HAIR CONDITIONER

I am a big fan of natural shampoos and conditioners. Often, my hair feels lifeless after a day of stress and too much exposure to sunlight and pollution. Chemical based cleansing and conditioning products only seem to promise a lustrous shine and strength to my tresses for about 3-4 hours.

I have to say, these two product never ceases to amaze me everytime I use it. My hair becomes more gorgeous and much more lustrous. Even graphical tesselation would have a hard time rendering each hair. Dirt and grease are eradicated with ease. My hair smells fetching, and engulfs a wonderful flowery aroma that is an instant knockout.

Having an infusion of natural herbs, cold pressed oils and steam distilled essential oils. It’s active concentrated agent is the amazing Jabapushp, that cleanses and conditions the hair from within making it frizz free & shining.

Price for Shampoo : Rs. 280/- for 50 ml.

Price for Conditioner: Rs. 450/- for 50 ml

GOTU KOLA FAIRING BODY WASH

Gotukola is a truly endearing plant indeed. For starters it has heart shaped leaves. Being a biological member of the carrot family, it has the same effects and properties.

I use this body wash twice a week for truly amazing skin that proves itself a champion even in times of distress. I generally am scared of any premature ageing signs on my skin. I have to say this body wash has completely erased all the fears.

Gotukola is an ayurvedic gem that is extremely murderous to any and every skin disorder or a sign of premature ageing. It also helps to preserve moisture and lock hydration of the skin. Further, it helps in fighting cellulite production thereby ensuring younger looking skin.

Price : Rs. 750/- for 100 gm

CHANDAN & SAFFRON SHOWER GEL

I generally have days that are extremely stressful and I feel down after a hard day at work. I save my most prized possessions for such days. Emerging calm out of a stressful and a hard day is an amazing victory in itself.

I reward myself to a wondrous aromatherapy session that instills a calming and soothing effect whilst helping my skin simultaneously. This smashing shower gel, complete with the goodness of white sandalwood and saffron helps to attain that epitome of awesomeness I usually long for.

The goodness of sandalwood and saffron helps to achieve clear unblemished skin that is downright awesome. Sandalwood, used since time immemorial is an ayurvedic wonder that brightens skin, acts as an antiseptic agent, and removes excess oil. Saffron being rich in carotenoids and antioxidants help prevent skin against free radical damage.

A use of this product in the evening and I feel at ease, completely refreshed and all ready to take on the world with the newfound confidence.

Price : Rs. 290/- for 50 ml

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Until Next, Much Love