September 28, 2014

'Tis The Season To Dress Up! {Review:}

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Now that the end of the year is nearing and the wedding/party season is fast approaching, our wardrobe is in urgent need of all kinds of dresses to doll up in! 
To save ourselves last minute panic attacks, it's time we start picking up dresses that suit our body, style & personality......and what better way to do it than from the comfy confines of our couch, a mug of coffee in hand & laptop in front? :)

This year, I bring to you a vast treasure trove of dresses for all ages, figures, occasions & purposes - AvivaDress! Click on the link and it'll open a dreamland of gorgeous dresses for you to pick & choose from!!!
Be it prom dresses or evening dresses, formal dresses or party dresses, wedding dresses or bridesmaid dresses - their wide range of well-cut, beautiful clothes will leave you spoilt for choice.

Hence, I thought of sharing some of my favorites with you while giving you an idea as to how you can style them as well! #win

Come winter, even the workplace comes abuzz with the excitement of cocktail parties & fancy dos. 
Pick a sensuous, yet elegant LBD from AvivaDress and turn heads by pairing it with heirloom kundan earrings from your mother's jewellery box! Offset the ethnicity of the earrings by wearing a chunky watch & ring, sling on a gold bag and let your colleagues know who's the boss!! ;)

Tying the knot and losing your night's sleep over what to wear? Hop over to AvivaDress and choose from a well-curated collection of fit-for-a-fairytale wedding dresses
Give a twist to your traditional wedding look by flaunting a pair of chic ear-cuffs and a hand-harness. Slip on a pair of metallic pumps, hitch up your ivory train and pick up a lovely bouquet. And remember the golden rule - make sure you have 'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue'!

Be it the Prom, the Christmas Party, the School-leaving Party or the Graduation Party, every girl wants to channel her inner diva on that special day! Months are spent planning the perfect dress and there's no better place to find it than AvivaDress
Pick from amongst a volley of all kinds of beauties ranging from short prom dresses to long prom dresses; bodycon ones to flared ones; sexy ones to pretty ones - you can browse and browse till you find THE ONE! :)
Pair the dress of your dreams with a pretty headband, stack up those dainty bracelets and flaunt a pair of charming floral heels (make sure they are comfortable - you don't want painful feet to distract you while you dance with your date, do you?)...........oh, and don't forget to pose with the funky party props at the picture booth! 

The end of the year means parties, parties and more parties!!! We lose track of the invites that flood our mailbox and lose count of the nights we spend drinking, dancing and having fun! AvivaDress brings to you a lust-worthy collection of party dresses & evening dresses and the pocket-friendly prices & unbelievable discounts ensure that you don't have to be seen in the same dress at more than one party! :D
This party season, pick solid colored gowns or evening dresses and give a quirky twist to the classic silhouettes by pairing them with monochrome printed stilettos and clutches! Flaunt some bling in the form of opulent cocktail rings and danglers, smoke up your eyes, paint those puckers coral and you are all set to rock the party!

What you see here is just the tip of the iceberg. Hop over to AvivaDress and get lost in a deluge of gorgeous dresses! Let me warn you, you'll have a tough time choosing!!! 

Do share your picks with me! :)

Have a happy Sunday peeps!!!

Anupriya DG

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. But the views & opinions shared in it are entirely my own.
September 14, 2014

For The Love Of Beauty {Review: Green Trends Salon}

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Beauty may not be only skin-deep. But the part of it that is, needs our constant care & attention.

None of us have achieved that level of Nirvana yet where we don't bat an eyelid when we see that super-sized pimple in the middle of the forehead or we don't scream out in horror when we chip that perfectly manicured fingernail! :P
We all thrive on the high of looking good [albeit in the eyes of the beholder, but in our own eyes too] and the number of salons mushrooming all over the place thrive on this obsession of ours.
But like all good things in Life, you have to find that perfect one that suits you and fulfils all your beauty needs.

Among all the fancy beauty places that I see peppered around the city, I finally found a salon that I can go back to without the fear of disappointing my narcissistic self (if I may say so myself!) even a single time! :)

Green Trends has their chain of salons not only in Kolkata, but in numerous other cities throughout the country. An initiative of the renowned CavinKare group, the chain started off with their first few salons in Chennai and slowly made their presence felt across all major cities of India. Apart from being one of the most popular Family Salons around, they also took to hand, the task of training young men & women to become professional beauty experts and hairdressers by starting the Trends Academy.

Green Trends Unisex Hair & Style Salon offer a full range of grooming solutions for customers and each of their services provide full value for money. Right from hair cutting, styling & coloring services to beauty treatments to skincare solutions - Green Trends is the one-stop answer to all your hair & beauty woes. What's more? There's a high probability that you'll find one right in your neighborhood! :)

The cordial team at Green Trends had invited us over for a tête-a-tête with their Brand Trainer, Mr. Saddique Alam, about the latest trends in hairstyle and beauty.
I, of course, had to ask him about ways to control frizzy hair like mine, on which he advised me to try their Frizz-Control Alchemy Treatment. I obliged, and after about an hour of washing, caring, steaming and blow-drying; I was left quite speechless with the result!

The hairdresser who took me under his wings, used mostly Wella SP and L'Oreal products for the treatment. The Wella SP Smoothen Infusion is the main ingredient which helps control the frizz and the L'Oreal Total Repair serum holds the smoothness in place.
An expert blow-dry and an efficient bit of styling later, I had my look-in-the-mirror-and-don't-recognize-yourself moment! :D

I sooooo wish my hair could stay like this forever!!! *sigh*
(a girl can dream, right?)

Anyway, happy with my temporarily Page 3 celebrity-ish hair, I opted to end the day on a fragrant note by going for the Aromatherapy Pedicure.
The girl was sweet and surely knew how to pamper my feet! Special aromatherapy gels, scrubs and moisturisers with essential oils made my feet soft and supple like a baby's and a fresh & quirky coat of metallic black nail paint just upped my happiness index!

You can see for yourself how relaxed and happy me and Debiparna looked as we enjoyed our pedi session! 

Maxi dress: Howrah Bridge

And of course, an event like this one at Green Trends Salon is just an excuse for meeting most of the city bloggers! :)
We looked around, we chatted, we preened and pouted, we clicked, we laughed, we learned and we had lots of fun!

Pictures courtesy: Me, Debiparna, Poorna, Bidisha

I'll be heading to the nearest Green Trends Salon (there are 3 branches in Kolkata) soon in order to spruce up before the upcoming festive season! I have quite a few of their services in mind which I want to try out. After all, we have to look our best during the biggest festival of the year, don't we?
All for the love of beauty, of course! 

Have a blissful Sunday y'all!

Anupriya DG
September 02, 2014

Hello, September!

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A new month always holds new promises - of new beginnings and new adventures! :)

September brings with it the whiff of Fall, the smell of festivity in the air and the feeling that another year is drawing to a hurried end...

For us, Bengalis, all we can think of right now is the upcoming Durga Puja (I know I have been ranting about it in most of my recent posts....but sorry guys, you have to bear with me till the hangover of the festivities are over!)........we count days, we pair up our new clothes with matching accessories, we make plans with friends & family, we lament the fact that this year we'll be getting one day less to celebrate (thanks to the astrological calendar) and we rummage through the archives of last few years in search of the perfect festive Facebook cover photo! :P

The end of September will see us out on the road in throngs, hopping from pandal to pandal through day & night, drinking in the revelry with an energy and enthusiasm that's missing in us for the rest of the 361 days in a year! But then, these simple pleasures are what make Life worth living, eh? 

[ Houndstooth maxi dress: BK Market, Kolkata | Aztec print shrug: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai | Pink geometric necklace: Blur, Mumbai | Stack of 3 moustache rings: Accessorize, gifted by B | Yellow watch: Giordano, gifted by B | Black ballerina flats: | On my lips: Pretty Please, Colorbar | On my nails: Exclusive, Colorbar ]

Pictures courtesy: Soumi

I wore this last to last weekend - hoping my light layers will woo Fall to come sooner! *sigh*
Wish the depressing rains would now make way for the fluffy clouds and azure skies of Autumn! (Rain God, can you hear me???)

Anupriya DG


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