Thursday, 8 December 2016

Get really smooth skin this winters with Biotique Bio Winter Cherry Lotion

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By Tarry                                                                                
Hi my lovelies, 
It's getting really cold these days, isn't it? 

Infact, we haven't seen the sun today since morning. Although I do not complain about this weather since I love it, yet I know how this weather actually turns normal life topsy turvy. 

I have stacked my winter care essentials and looking at the winters this year, I'm sure I would need a lot of body lotions and stuff. And although I do have my favourites, I love trying new lotions and body oils. 

Biotique is a brand I'm in love with since my college days. Their shampoos were my staples for a really long time. And now, with their revamped packaging and formulations, their products look even more promising. So while picking up my winter care essentials, I decided to try out their body lotion. 

Presenting my deets on  

Biotique Bio Winter Cherry Body Lotion





Price 
INR 180 for 190 ml  

Availability
It is widely available online and even in markets selling Biotique products. It is very easily available. 





On the Outside
The Biotique Winter Cherry Body Lotion comes in plastic bottle which is translucent and has a twist open green cap. The label is light pink in colour which has all the details like ingredients, price etc. it’s a nice and cute packaging and quite travel-friendly too. It is easy to pour out the lotion since the bottle can be squeezed a bit. The cap fits in well, so the bottle is good to travel with. 



On the Inside 
I love this body lotion for sure. The smell is very herbal, which may not be pleasing but fades away soon. The lotion is a very pretty pink colour with medium consistency. It absorbs well in the skin and leaves the skin really soft. I apply it soon after a bath on damp skin and it keeps my skin smooth for a long time. I love how my skin tone has also improved with regular usage. 



PEL SHOUT OUT
This is surely one of my favourite body lotions for winters. It works really well and leaves the skin soft and improves the skin tone with regular usage. At its price, it is quite economical too and a little goes a long way. If you are looking for a good body lotion with natural ingredients for winters, Biotique Winter Cherry Body Lotion is indeed your best bet... Love it. :-)  

PEL Rating 
I would love to rate it a 4.9 on 5. 




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Saturday, 3 December 2016

#weddingspecial I own my fashion, my life

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By Tarry



“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”
Gianni Versace



Hello my lovelies

It’s so foggy since morning today.
And yes, finally, it’s officially winters.

I am beaming with joy today as I love winters. And when was the last time we saw a good fog in the beginning of December itself? The weathermen have predicted a good winters this year, so yeah! Come over chill….

Along with winters, this is also the wedding season. And yes, while men love winter weddings, women almost loathe it. Why? Because we cannot wear our sleeveless and light stuff as we don’t want to freeze ourselves to death. And I always prefer comfort and practicality over blind fashion. So for me, winter weddings are always filled with either ethnic suits or sarees with long jackets (doing a post on it soon). I love how you can dress yourself up in a nice suit, wear a thermal innerwear to beat the chill, replace the dupatta with a gorgeous shawl and lo! You are ready for a winter wedding.

I recently got two earrings from Simply Silver by Neha. And I must say, for someone who doesn’t like to go blingy, these earrings are perfect for the season. When I was planning an engagement/mehndi function look, I decided to pair these pretty earrings with an outfit from Pantaloons fashion that I had worn for my best friend’s wedding. This outfit is not just trendy, but even practical for someone who has to run around and still, enjoy a dance or two.

Presenting my #weddingspecial look,

I own my fashion, my life

Ft Simply Silver by Neha & Pantaloons fashion

    





For me, fashion means wearing something that makes me feel comfortable and confident. And this Anarkali kurta in blue from Pantaloons was simply perfect. The cotton and silk kurta is a classic design in royal and turq blue, with dull gold embroidery on it. It is very comfortable, yet quite chic for any function in the weddings. While this comes with a lovely dupatta, you can easily replace it with a beautiful shawl to add the warmth. 













For earrings, these beauties from Simply Silver by Neha came in really handy. The 925 silver earrings are danglers with a red and green studded top and circle shaped bottom. The stone work is really classic and goes well with attire of any colour. I loved how the earrings despite looking very heavy are really light weight. Gorgeous. Do check out the store on Facebook and whatsapp











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For footwear, my trusted golden wedges came to my rescue. With my recent knee injury, I can’t wear heels too often. But these ones are really comfortable and add just the right bling to the entire outfit.






For my makeup and hair, I went a bit dressy this time. My base was my current favourite foundation from Maybelline, eyes with Elf and MAC, blush MAC and for my lips, I chose my new favourite NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Marshmallow once again. Must say it is a gorgeous shade and stays for a really good time. (Review coming soon). For hair, I made a side messy flower braid. Loved the overall look.

  Details
Earrings : Simply Silver by Neha (check her collection here or connect to her on whatsapp at +919810087990
Outfit : Pantaloons Fashion
Footwear : Local Market

Styling : Tarannum Manjul
Photography : Naeem Chishti



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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Sunday Brunch Essentials at Fairfield by Marriott

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By Tarry
Hola lovelies

Sorry for missing in action for a week. First I had a very bad cold and then, some internet issues. But lo and behold, we are back in action and although it’s mid-week, I am posting something that will make you feel amazing all through the week till the weekend J
Winters are finally here and days get lazier, especially weekends like Sundays. Breakfast and lunch go for a toss, and in comes Brunch.  So how about having brunch at one of the best eating out options in Lucknow? Recently, Fairfield By Marriott kick started their Sunday Brunch Essentials at their 24 hour dining facility, Kava. You all must have already read my review of the restaurant here.
I and my bestie both loved the food there and when I asked bestie to accompany me for Kava Sunday Brunch essentials, he was all ready for it. The brunch is a perfect way to spend your lazy Sunday, since Chef Prashant Suryavanshi and his team make it a point to bring the best of breakfast and lunch menu on their platter.
I enjoyed every moment of this brunch, be it the welcome drink or the desserts. Not talking much now, presenting my deets on

Sunday Brunch Essentials at
Fairfield by Marriott
  



     
The spread is really amazing. From Mezze Platter to South Indian to English to Mughlai and Awadhi to Italian, it is all there at the Sunday Brunch. Chef Prashant told us that every Sunday, there would be a change in the menu to give new taste to those who wish to be regular at the brunch. Sounds awesome indeed.

Welcome Drink Counter with Ice Tea

We were welcomed with an amazing welcome drink. For welcome drink, the restaurant offers three different varieties of Ice Tea – Peach, Lemon and Tomato. While Peach and Lemon are regulars, we decided to check out the Tomato Ice Tea. And believe me, the flavour was simply awesome. Regular tea blended in tomato puree made the flavour really out of this world. F&B Manager Vishal Chawan said, “We like to experiment with the flavours to offer new tastes to the people and this welcome drink is a fine example for that.”

After the welcome drink, I decided to check out the spread. And I must say, it was amazing. Decided to have chaat from the chaat counter since I am a big street food fan. Chef Prashant asked me for my choice and I opted for my favourite Papdi Chaat. The chaat was made to perfection, with perfectly crispy papdi and awesome toppings. 





Papdi Chaat

Can't control my excitement for my papdi chaat :-)

Next was the salads. Here too the choice was amazing. From fresh crispy veggie mix to Aloo Chana Mix, there is something for all. I tried the latter and found it to be a great starter. 

Aloo Chana Mix


Salad Assortments


Mix toppings for salad


Loved the sight of this crunchy green lettuce leaves

Next came the main course. We decided to check everything in bits to get the best. I infact also tried the Pasta, made live in front of me with toppings of my choice. 
There is also a Mezze Platter and a cold meat counter for those who want to check that out. 

Cold Meat Platter





In the main course, the dishes which we loved and recommend are as follows : In the non-veg section, Raan, Mutton Nihari, Grilled Fish Herb Lemon Butter, Tandoori Murg, Butter Chicken and Biryani. The Butter chicken, Kakori Kebabs and Biryani were amazing, and bestie loved the Kakori Kebabs and the Mutton Nihari, calling it made to perfection. For the veg lovers, do try the Sarson Ka Saag (a seasonal punjabi delicacy), Paneer Makhni, Dal Tadka and the all time favourite, Dal Sultani


Tandoori Murg

Mutton Nihari



Grilled Fish Herb Lemon Butter


Chicken Biryani




Veg and Non veg mix dishes

This is our spread..... 

After all this food, I did not want to miss out a chance to enjoy some pasta too. And the chef really made it to my perfection. Not very spicy, full of crunchy veggies with low salt and pink sauce... just the way I love it. 




My crunchy veggie pasta
Although we were really full, we did keep some space in that tummy for the awesome desserts. The platter was full here too... For the calorie conscious, try the Fruit Cocktail. This can be followed by Banana cake, Fruit Cake, Cheese Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Cake.... phew. And for the desi lovers, Raj Bhog, Anjeer Kaju Barfi and the best, Baked Gulab Jamun with Rabdi spread... truly out of this world. 

Extra toppings for Ice Cream or cakes


Baked Gulab Jamun with Rabdi Spread


Rajbhog

Anjeer Kaju Barfi


Cheese Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Banana Cake

Fruit cake


Fresh Fruit Cocktail
 WOW! This was an amazing spread. The Sunday Brunch Essentials is priced at INR 700 plus taxes and the spread will change every Sunday. Chef Prashant and his team makes it a point to make each and every dish taste amazing, with the authentic flavours in place. 

Chef Prashant Suryavanshi with his master team.... Thanks everyone :-)


My brunch outfit. All details are on my Instagram. do follow me there... 

All Photos by : Naeem Chishti


PEL SHOUTS
We really loved each and every dish we savoured. The flavours were perfect and awesome. The welcome drink is indeed a must have, and so are the desserts. But do not forget the main course too. Or, just ask the chef to make some awesome pasta with toppings of your choice. Advance reservation is a good idea since Kava is an awesome location for food lovers. You can make your reservations by checking out here. With lazy winters setting in, the Sunday Brunch at Fairfield is definitely a must visit. Thumbs Up. 





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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Shiny, Awesome coloured hair with BBlunt Salon Secret High Shine Hair colour in Wine

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By Tarry

Hola my beauties…

It’s autumn and everything seems to be losing colours. Whether it’s the leaves or the weather in general, the colours seem to be getting a bit dull these days.
Being on the other side of 30, know what it means about losing colour. I have some grey on my head here and there and I have been colouring my hair for quite some time now. From global to highlights to ombre, I have tried almost all. Ammonia, no ammonia, In-salon, home kits… almost everything.

Off late, I have been trying out several new hair colour brands, especially those which to be claim no-ammonia and fit in everyone's budget. And in this search entered B-Blunt. Now I know almost everyone knows about this brand. Helmed by Adhuna Bhabani, ace Bollywood stylist and owner of BBlunt Chain of salons, this is one of the most promising brands in India. They have a range of hair care products from shampoos to conditioners to styling products. And recently, they launched their hair colour, Salon Secret High Shine Hair Colour.

Now the colour comes with lot of claims. Firstly, it is ammonia free which is good. Currently, it is available at an intro price which is affordable.  And the most intriguing this… it comes with a new add on called the Shine Tonic which is said to be a revolutionary product that brings in loads of shine. When I got a chance to try this, I chose the shade Wine which is a deep burgundy.

Presenting my deets on

Bblunt Salon Secret High Shine Hair Colour in Wine






What the brand claims
3-part hair colour with a unique Shine Tonic that gives you salon-like gorgeous hair at home.
Contains no ammonia.
The rich colour provides 100% grey coverage enriched with Silk Proteins, the colour makes your hair smooth after colouring.
Available in 7 blockbuster shades specially created for Indian skin tones






Price
INR 199  (indeed a budget product)



Availability
You can find it anywhere very easily. Grocery stores, Malls, online on Nykaa.com. Check their website for details.



On the Outside
I love the packaging. A nice blue metal glossy packaging that has a model’s face on the front depicting the hair colour and all the details on all the sides. No details have actually been left, including the brand’s thought. Inside, you can see a paper case to firmly hold the tubes of developer, colourant, shine tonic and a pair of gloves alongwith the instruction manual. All the products are in a squeezy tube which is good since it gives control over the quantity and you can use the entire contents. The tubes also have markings in case you want to go for full head colour or just a root touch up. Good packaging indeed. Loved it.






A closer look with the shine tonic


On the Inside
I had really high hopes with this colour as it comes from BBlunt. And I must say that I wasn’t disappointed at all. The developer and the colourant are in a paste like form, no drip formula. The shine tonic is a clear liquid like glycerin. When mixed together, they are really easy to apply and don’t drip at all. I kept the colour for 45 minutes (the red based colours Wine and Mahogany are to be kept for 45 minutes, while the remaining for 30 minutes).
When I washed it off after 45 minutes, I was astonished at the results. Unlike the other hair colours which leave my hair dry without conditioner, this one did not. I washed my hair with a colour pro shampoo and hair mask. And my hair was really soft.
But the real magic was only seen after the hair got dried. I air dried my hair and could notice not just a nice deep reddish tinge, but loads of shine. YES! The shine tonic works. My hair looked very shiny and healthy. Check the clicks for the proof J

Photo by Naeem Chishti


 PEL SHOUTS
"The Bblunt Salon Secret High Shine Hair Colour is an amazing product indeed. And the shine tonic does add a lot of shine to the hair. I loved how the colour looked on my dark brown hair and the shine makes them look very healthy. With the right shampoo and hair mask, the colour does survive and look good for a really long time. And the brand has some amazing shades which will suit everyone. Loved the hair colour and now, I am committing myself to this darling…. Love love love.”


#product provided by brand. Review is honest and completely true, without any biases.  




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