A Japanese Treat🎎

It is interesting how there is a cultural tie to be discovered across countries. The human emotions remain the same and that becomes the binding factor. As a Pre-Diwali treat, I celebrated the Japanese Lantern Fiesta along with Piramal Realty. This cross-cultural collaboration as a part of The Aranya Festival, celebrates a wow lifestyle experience for those who have not visited Japan yet.
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7 Bitter-Sweet Things about Chocolates…

If there is one thing that makes me happy instantly, it is chocolate. I can vouch that not only children but we adults too love this soul food!

There is always a debate that these sweet treats lead to weight gain and pimples. On International Chocolate Day, I had a tètè-a-tètè with Andaleeb Sahar Sayed, Executive Pastry Chef of The Lalit Mumbai, on the bitter sweet things about Chocolates.

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How to look WoW 24/7

The clock is my biggest competition. I am always running to be on time and somehow it keeps ticking by and I am ‘late’! Now I have realised that while there is a grace period given most of the time, looking graceful is important too.
WoW TIP:
Make sure that you turn up looking well-groomed, even when you are let’s say ‘fashionably late’!
Here’s a video that you can watch and learn from. While on the go, have these 5 beauty products in your touchup kit to look WoW always.
Here’s how the magic of makeup can transform not only the way you look but also how you feel.

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Freedom from Pimples

The word ‘Freedom’ might mean different things for different people. With the Independence Day countdown beginning, I wanted to ask – Who wants freedom from pimples?

Well, breakouts can be a great concern as they pop up on the surface of the skin for a number of reasons. They might indicate serious health problems as well, apart from making you look and feel irritated. Continue reading “Freedom from Pimples”

3 workout friendly hairstyles to try now!

If you care to workout regularly in order to stay in shape, then why have your hair out of place while doing so?
Here are 3 DIY, cool, easy to try, fashion forward, stylish workout-friendly hairdos that you must sport while exercising and look wow as always!

-Sayanti Banerjee

2 ways to do the BLUES?

Is there an evergreen colour? Trust me it is B-L-U-E and not black! Well, this dynamic hue offers shades to choose from as per your mood and you can mix and match sky, navy, torquise,midnight and royal blues to define your personal style statement. Also,
it’s a cool colour to wear this summer whether you choose to go funky or feminine.
Here are the two ways to do the blues this season:

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☆For Work
-Keep it simple and fuss free with an A-line dress of any length. It can take you from one meeting to another all day, even if you are travelling in this heat.
-Choose a breathable fabric like cotton or linen this season.
-Stripes are in fashion always and you can add a few nautical motifs too.
-As far as accessorising is concerned, keep it functional. A colourful sling bag can add a bit of spunk to even a work attire.

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☆For Play
-A crop top, racer back singlet or even a smart t-shirt works. Make sure that it fits you well. Anti-fit styles are fun too when you team them up with fitted bottoms.
-Hot pants are really hot this season but wear the length that makes you feel comfortable.
-For accessories, add a cute bow and carry a back pack that’s trending currently.

And you are good to go…

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit- Rajat Saini Photography

Wardrobe credit:
-Crop top and hot pants from VEROMODA
-Maxi dress from Reliance Trends
-Backpack and sling bag from Accessorize

-Footwear-Mochi

Venue credit: Mediterria resto bar in Bandra

Instant Flawless Complexion = Body Makeup

Have you ever wondered how a celeb always looks stunning from head to toe without the hint of a spot or a blemish on their skin both, on the face and body? Here’s what the secret is and you can try it too to get that WoW appeal!

Work the magic of body makeup

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1# Moisturise the skin with a non greasy body lotion.

It will hydrate the skin without making you feel sticky.

>Your go-to: Parachute Advansed body lotion Soft Touch for dry skin is enriched with the goodness of coconut milk. It gets absorbed into the skin seamlessly leaving a wow feel!

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2# Use a quick blending foundation

You can sear the foundation generously over the exposed parts. It will give you an even skin tone around the neck, arms and legs when you wear a short dress. Also if you choose to click a photo, your face will not look bleached out compared to the rest of your body.

>Your go-to: Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse

M.A.C mineralise bronzer 

3# Add a dash of bronzer to set the base of the body makeup with a shimmery finish.

In fact, this play of light and shade will create the perfect illusion to make your limbs look slimmer.

>Your go-to: The M.A.C mineralise bronzer is one of my all-time-favourites as it is subtle and not OTT!

-Sayanti Banerjee

What’s in your gym bag?

While a good workout session will help you shape up and stay fit, a smart gym bag when packed with the right products makes a huge difference to the way you look post exercise. Here are the 5 must-haves that will keep you going.

As you sweat it out, there is water loss that takes place from your body. You need to replenish it as much as possible.

  1.   Use Kaya wipes to gently remove the sweat from your face and keep the skin well hydrated.
  2. The dry shampoo comes handy to absorb all the grease from the scalp and Powder Bluff from Kérastase can be your gym buddy.
  3. The Wonderchef bottle not only looks good but is of superior quality to keep your drinking water safe and pure. So you can keep sipping as often as you feel thirsty.
  4. Use a good face-wash like Face Cleansing Balm from SPA CEYLON to keep your facial skin glowing.
  5. Ensure to clean your hands with a mild Klenza Alcohol-free hand sanitizer to stay away from germs.

With this mix and match, keep things stylish as you maintain a good health and hygiene.

-Sayanti Banerjee

Happy Halloween!!!

It’s Halloween time and if you have not already got into the Gothic mood to bring on your evil best and party, do so now… It is about having as much fun as possible by bringing out the child in you and not being judgmental for a change. So go ahead and be the angel or the devil that you see in your mirror and celebrate your true self!

Happy Halloween!!!
Happy Halloween!!!

Here’s how to bring on that Wow spirit:

Get into a costume to get the look of the character you wish to play out on Halloween. You do not need to buy one if you can actually mix and match a few from your wardrobe to make a spooky style statement. You can play around with some skull motifs and devil horn accessories go ahead and say boo in style…

Keep the makeup quirky and fun by wearing the darkest shade of eyeshadow and lip colours to your hearts content. They can also smudge in all directions with a loud ‘who cares’ attitude!!!

Tie your hair crazy by doing a crimped, scrunched or dual textured look. You can also make a power quiff, mohawk or create shapes. Also dare to chop your hair in a buzzed hairdo for a self-shocking effect? Try!!!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Shawan Valentino