Must have Picnic Essentials

WHETHER IT’S THE BEST OF TIMES OR THE WORST OF TIMES, IT’S THE ONLY TIME YOU’VE GOT!

The 4th of July was a really fun day for us. We shopped all afternoon, and in the evening, we went to see the best show Boston put on – Boston Pops’ concert, and the fireworks. We met with our friends and had a small picnic by the water at Charles River Esplanade. It was a relaxing time; we played some games, had home cooked snacks and watched the extravagant fireworks.

I am so happy to share my picnic look with you all. The fuchsia skort (shorts + skirt) and Polka dot t-shirt with puffy sleeves are both from Zara under $50 – This outfit I styled had a Kate Spade vibe to it. It’s classy and comfortable, especially for picnics. I love the ‘pop’ of color in the shorts. Let’s also talk about the must-have bag of the season – the Straw tote. I chose this neutral bag with the ‘color block’ design and colorful tassels on it. It’s a perfect bag for day trips and Picnics.

 

SHOP THE LOOK

TOP // SHORTS // MULES // HEADBAND // SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR) // STRAW TOTE // WATCH

SHOP THE PICNIC SET UP

PICNIC BASKET// PICNIC BLANKET // ICE COOLER

 

Thanks for reading and Happy Shopping 🙂

Richa XO

 

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Product Review – Lee Stafford Original Chopstick Styler

Welcome to the 80’s!!

Yes, I am going to take you back to the 80’s with the LEE STAFFORD original Chopstick Styler. It has to be one of my favorite hair tools ever. I have naturally straight hair and I like to experiment with them a lot. I am a big fan of curls, hence I have so many curling wands – different sizes but this has got to be number one on my list.

About the product –

This product is by Lee Stafford (http://www.leestaffordelectricals.com/curling-wands-c25/the-original-chopstick-styler-curling-wand-p26) and is available in the UK/US.

Demo by Lee Stafford itself – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWiEoAAUl0I

I bought it from Amazon (Lee Stafford Original Chopstick Styler ) since I needed the US plug.

Features –

  • Extra skinny barrel to get tight, corkscrew curls that really impress
  • Ceramic coated for healthy, smooth and silky hair.
  • Fast heat up time up to 450°F.
  • Exclusive free heat protection glove
  • Built-in safety stand to protect the surfaces.
  • Cool tip to protect your fingers for ultimate control
  • On and off switch with LED indicator.
  • Durable swivel cord.
  • US Power Plug

Here’s my take on the product-

Packaging

Packaging was very nice and sturdy. It came in perfectly good condition, the product includes a chopstick styler, a glove and instructions on how to use. Below is what I received except for Dry Shampoo.

 

Product review –

I came across a YouTube tutorial on this and I decided to give it a try. I used this styler to curl my hair at my recent trip to Vegas, I received numerous compliments from complete strangers and it made me so happy. The curls look very natural and they stay for a very long time. I am very impressed with the quality of this product and it’s a bonus that it only costs $25 on Amazon.

I did the curls the morning of my flight to Vegas and I used the “strong hold” spray (Garnier) and heat protection serum (Nume Argan oil) for long lasting effect. I have thick hair and it took me approx. 45 mins to 1 hour. It also depends on the sections of the hair that you take. I took really thin sections for tighter curls. I kept the tight curls for 2 days and then I opened the curls with a wide tooth comb for a softer look and kept them for 2 days. I used the Batiste Tropical dry shampoo to keep my hair fresh and smelling good.

Day 1 – Tight curls

Day 2 –

Day 3 – Loose/softer curls

Day 4 – Softer Curls

I am enjoying these curls and extremely happy to own this product.

It is also available in India on Amazon.in but it is very expensive comparative to UK/US.

Amazon India – Lee Stafford Original Chopstick styler

But don’t be disappointed. I have found a similar curling wand for little less price and it’s available on Nykaa. It is from the brand called “Corioliss”.

You can buy it here corioliss-style-stick-super-slim-curling-wand

Thanks for reading!

Richa

Disclaimer : I buy all the products mentioned with my own money unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own.
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Getting Summer Ready : White Yoga Pants, Red Bikini & a sundress

Hey Summer, I am ready for your 9 PM sunsets now!! 

It’s my first summer in Boston and I am so excited! I am ready for road trips, picnics, the ocean breeze, sundresses and beach views! While I am dreaming about summer, I am making a wishlist to be summer ready. Top of my list includes getting beach ready and getting fit.  Also, I believe Fit is not a destination, It’s a way of life!  but you got to start somewhere.

I have recently started taking yoga classes and have been on the lookout for nice yoga pants. I found a few online –

White Yoga Pants

Another thing in my wishlist is the red scalloped bikini and palm print bikini. Zaful has a great collection of bikinis at reasonable prices. I have added a few that I like.

Red Bikini

Palm Print Bikini

and a must have for summer – a perfect sundress. There are so many to choose from – below are my new favorites.

Floral Sundress 

Pink Beach Dress  

All we need is an excuse for shopping, Summer is the perfect reason.

 

Happy Summer!

Richa

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