Dress like a #Princess

Women love to ‘day dream’ about a number of things and clothes tops that ‘never-ending’ wish-list…

So if you are still wondering on a Wednesday afternoon what to wear for that Friday evening party, you can start surfing for options like I did. The ‘key words’ that I had in mind were –#Hollywood #fashion #redcarpt #style #glamour #elegance and more…

Though there were loads of options to choose from, I finally found this attire from La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile, that made me feel like a princess in a wink.

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A WoW evening gown

Here’s what makes it ‘WoW’:

#The blend of fabrics like cotton, satin and Georgette make this ‘diva silhouette’ a perfect amalgamation of structure and fluidity. You can wear this gown to an evening do and look red-carpet -chic instantly.

#The colour scheme complements most complexions as this maxi dress has a rust red bustier teamed up with grayish blue long skirt. The matte gold, sequin embellishments upgrade the royal feel of the attire.

#The curved embroidered yoke, the motif of two fierce lions roaring and the keyhole cut-work will boost your glam quotient effortlessly.

Keep the makeup classy to complement the ensemble. Keep the skin dewy with a hint of your natural glow, define the eyes with a soft, smokey brown eye shadow and opt for a classy red pout to finish this look. Leave the hair open to cascade down naturally over one shoulder and make heads turn.

Looking gorgeous just got easy!!!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Aanchal Dhara photography

Wardrobe credit: La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile

Venue: Cafe Aylanto

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Healthy snacking @Workstation

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Healthy snacking

Like it is said – ‘Variety is the spice of life’ and you should relish it literally!
I enjoyed getting spoilt for choice, as I took my pick from the 7 scrumptious flavors of Tex-Mex flavored nacho chips from AllThat’sGood.
It works best as my work station snacking option.
Indulge in the goodness of 100% farm-fresh, imported yellow corn tossed up in a recipe that dates back to 1943.
There is also a desi twist that keeps the experience lip smacking!
Top 3 flavours that I love are:
• PANNEER BBQ MASALA
• SWEET JALAPENO,
• DELHI PAPDI CHAT
Try some and spice up your Tuesday!

– Sayanti Banerjee

Photo Credit: Yogita Verma

Monday Magic Makeup

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Makeup is like magic that can totally transform the way you feel on a Monday. But if you keep applying the same set of cosmetics in the ‘formula way’, then you would obviously not be able to experience the Wow. Get innovative and try out something interesting like a ‘No Makeup’ look with just 3 Maybelline products like I did.

Here’s how it works for a post-work outing:

radiance Maybelline New York Nudes Palette 2 colour show orange icon# I first applied Maybelline BB cream – Clear Glow – 02 Radiance on my face. I love the texture and the subtle, soft finish it has and makes the skin look flawless.

# Ever since I discovered The Nudes palette of eye shadows, it has become my ‘go to’ solution. I can use the shades of brown, beige and black to define my eyes in as many ways as I can imagine. As an add on, I groom my eyebrow with the tan brown colour and contour my face with the same. It’s a 3 way wonder product for me!

# Since I wanted to keep the lips soft, I opted for a hint coral with Color Show – Orange icon lipstick and felt picture perfect instantly!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Lost in Chocolate World…

Women and chocolates share an inseparable relationship and that’s what you can celebrate today, July 7th – Chocolate Day!

I took a trip this morning to indulge in exotic, pure Belgium chocolates at The Rolling Pin and that made my day to turn into a WoW Tuesday. Though I was simply spoilt for choice, I restricted myself to the chocolate section only and enjoyed different pralines that go into the truffle box.

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Pure indulgence day!!!

Here’s the ‘Wow’ factor of the ones that would make me to go back for more…

#The chocolate spread looks very colourful and the white chocolate blend makes it more palatable.

#From the pralines I loved the texture and taste of the – Saffron and Basil combo, the Madagascar chocolate, the cranberry and dry fruit chocolate slice and the honey crunch. They are a ‘must try’ as they are really unique!

# Also, if you do not have the time to sit back and relish such a chocolicious experience, pack some for yourself and your dear ones. An Eiffel Tower, Cinderella shoe, cake pops, Oreo cookie coated sweet treats can make for an amazing gift…

-Sayanti Banerjee

Venue: The Rolling Pin, Lower parel

It’s K day

Google is informative and sometimes quite surprising as well. This would be just another ‘Monday’ unless I chanced upon the fun fact that it is ‘Kiss Day’! You may find it cute or ‘huh’, I suggest you make it ‘Wow’ your style. Here’s what you can do may be to…

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Keep – It – Simple- n- Sweet:

#Wardrobe: If you choose to be fashion forward, sport the quirky lip prints on the attire you wear today. It is trending this season so make the most of it!

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Selfie fun!

#Accessories: You can sport a neck piece or earrings with lip motifs or even hair accessories to keep it cute.

# Makeup:

You can try an ombre style that MAC Cosmetics Artist, Manseey Vorra from MAC PRO Store, Juhu created for me.

As seen in the pix, I am wearing a bright red -Ruby Woo on the outer rim of my lips and a hint of a fuchsia pink – Flat Out Fabulous in the inner core of the puckers

#Well, pout for a pretty selfie if nothing else since this dual-tone effect will instantly plump up your pout, make you look stunning and wow!

-Sayanti Banerjee

‘Un-sleepy’ Monday Look…

If you think YAWN can be your style statement for the first day of the week, then it’s time to wake up to some magic of makeup. MAC Cosmetics Artist, Manseey Vorra from MAC PRO Store, Juhu, helped me to perfect the ‘Un-sleepy’ Monday look (as I call it!), with smart use of products.

Here’s how to do it:

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# Make sure to apply a good foundation to create the illusion of a flawless complexion.

# Add a dash of blush on the apples of the cheeks to look fresh.

# Pretty up the eyes by playing with a hint of pop colour towards the inner corners of the eyes.

Also, make sure to blend it into a warmer colour that you can use in the socket of the eyes, towards the outer corners.

#Groom the eyebrows with a dust of dark eyeshadow and fill in the gaps between the hair to make them look fuller.

#Keep the pout soft and subtle with a touch of colour that complements this look beautifully.

Shrug off those Monday blues and get glamourous even while you are @work.

-Sayanti Banerjee

Products used from MAC Cosmetics: Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation; Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash; Fuchsia Pigment; ProLongwear Blush- Fleeting Romance and Spirit Lipstick

Up for a Mid-week Treat?

Come Thursday and you cannot wait to get to the weekend. It almost feels like a mid-week crisis with work to wrap up before you can plan to party. So to make things a bit more fun and ‘spicy’ literally, order in a box of excitement from BurgundyBox.in!

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It is a ready to cook meal kit crafted by Chef Ajay Chopra with which you can explore your culinary skills.

What was WoW:

# The preparation instructions are really simple and ideal to get you and your friends to relive the ‘Master Chef’ show on TV.

#You can order the box online and get the menu you like delivered at your home for a quick unplanned party @ your kitchen!

#The portions are measured out well so you do not over eat and feel guilty about cheating on your diet mid-week.

So go ahead and have a blast, guilt free!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo Credit: Nidhi Parmar