The kinda shoes we love!

Just bought these babies from the Tibetan market, Bangalore

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They are the absolute essentials- a pair of black bellies with a little glitter for that glimpse of ‘bling’. These are my favorite for work wear, that transform into lounge wear by the night – your absolute BFF if you wanna head out straight from work for an evening out with your buddies.

Now these I call – ‘She wolf’.

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Bring em out and set it free -just like how Shakira puts it! And the bow on top gives a nice feminine touch. Perfect for your day out and ohh-so-very-comfortable. So go on and try some quirky shoes! Set some new trends!

OOTD : Fuss free dressing!

Ahhh, it was one of those days, when everything just fell into place. Sasha didn’t even have to try very hard. Just something she threw on and everything went down perfectly. Take a look 🙂

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Youth and perfect skin. Would you believe she has absolutely NO makeup on?? Darn it!

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Little Bow detailing – check

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Gorgeous Curls

Perfect Hair – check

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Shoes – check!

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An award winning smile – check!

And off to take on the world!!!

Outfit Info

Top, Shoes – Westside

Pants – Forever 21

Make up – zilch

Bag – zilch(money, card, phone accommodated in trouser pockets)

Manage your curly hair!!

Note: This post is by Sasha Desai. Curly-hair care taker extraordinaire!

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Aha, we are going to tell you our way of fixing those amazing curls!

This post is for curly girls so if you have straight hair, this post will probably be useless to you.

Curly girls go through a special kind of war with their hair. It’s a bit like Pandora’s box. But fear not, fellow CGs! I come bearing the long lost ingredient. Hope.

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He is cute! Curly hair and all!

Curly hair will always require a little extra help from time to time but at the same time its versatile. So don’t worry, girls. I’ll post a lot of hairstyle ideas, damage control tips and basically tell you how to tame that mane.  For my first post, I’ll walk you through my hair routine.

Firstly, I oil my hair at least 45 minutes before I wash it.  I used to use a combination of Almond hair oil and a few drops of tea tree oil. I have a dandruff problem and this potion used to keep the flaking under control. But recently I’ve switched to virgin coconut oil. Pay special attention to the virgin part. This has been working wonders on my dandruff so far. I really believe that oils are the best way to keep your hair moisturized and healthy. Especially curly hair as it needs a lot of moisture.

While I’m in the shower I make sure to wash my hair with a small blob of shampoo, about the size of a Re.1 coin.  I shampoo only my scalp while vigorously rubbing with my hands and I wash it off quickly.  I don’t like to use a lot of shampoo because I need at least a little residue of the oil to stay in my hair. It keeps it from frizzing up. I live in a very humid climate and short of using a bucket full of hair products, this is the best way.

I use a lot of conditioner on my hair and I make sure to leave it in for about three minutes. While the conditioner is in, I untangle my hair very carefully with a wide toothed comb, working from the ends, upward.

Next I wash everything off and scrunch my hair to get out most of the water. I wrap it in a towel while I get dressed.

I usually let it air-dry but if I’m in a hurry my routine changes drastically. I put in quite a bit of product (mousse or leave -in conditioner) while my hair is still wet and I dry it with a hairdryer that has a diffuser attachment.

That’s it. My hair is set for the next three or four days. I don’t recommend washing curly hair often as it gets rid of the precious scalp oils that give curls definition. 🙂

Suncreen!! – LĂłreal UV Perfect SPF 50

Thinking of heading to the beach?? Fun in the sun and sand in your pants?? What is that one thing you should always put on(while stepping out to anywhere, mind you, and not just to the beach) Hehehe, well, you guessed right, Sunscreen! So let me jump right into it and give you a short review of one of my must-haves – The LĂłreal UV Perfect, 12 hour long lasting UV protector in Transparent skin.

What LĂłreal claims –

UV Perfect, 12 hour long lasting UV perfector. Perfectly hydrates and protects your skin against UV rays, brown spots, skin darkening and premature aging. UV protect contains an optimized UVA/UVB protection filtering system tailor made for asian phototypes.  Enriched with a powerful Anti-oxidant Complex and Activa-cell, to reinforce protection against free radicals and better shield cells, elastin and collagen fibers.

L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UVA/UVB Transparent SPF 50

L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UVA/UVB Transparent SPF 50

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Nozzle tip – L’Oreal UV Perfect

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L’Oreal UV Perfect – What it says

 

What I love about it

1. Never breaks me out in spite of me having super oily, super sensitive skin

2. Noticed a more clear skin tone after about a month of using it.

3. A moisturizer is not required, I find this heavy enough.

4. Skin remains oil free even after 6 hours or so.

5. Has a nozzle(no spillage/wastage) and comes in a nice sturdy plastic bottle

6. No streaking/oxidizing even after hours of wear.

 

What I dislike about it

1. Gives a slightly dewy appearance(highly sought after by a lot of people, but my personal preference is matt skin, always!)

2. 30ml of product for Rs. 499

 

Also to note is that this product comes in many different variants – Transparent skin, Anti dullness and Even Complexion. Even complexion is slightly tinted and may appeal to people looking for a tinted moisturizer. I am yet to try Anti dullness.

Ps. I am quite clueless as to the lack of this product’s popularity. It is such a great product and yet the fuss around it seems minimal. Most people are clueless that such a product exists and stumble on it only in sheer desperation.. Sigh..