July Favorites

I am so excited to start a new series on my blog – Favorites of the month. I love reading these kinds of posts from other bloggers. I find them very informative and the reviews helpful. Here are my July Favorites :

Perfume – One of my greatest finds of the month is the Narciso Rodriguez “For Her”  This perfume has hints of rose and peach pulp, soft amber and wood. This glamorous, sensual, intoxicating fragrance embodies true elegance.  It was introduced to me by my sister; I ordered it right away. It is a bit expensive but definitely worth every dollar. I also ordered the “For him” perfume for my husband and I love it on him.

 Bag – Adding this beauty Rebecca Minkoff Multi Color Clutch  to my bag collection this month – a unique piece for my slowly growing collection that suits my style. This multicolor wonderland clutch is perfect for summer events. I can’t wait to style it for the rest of the summer. 

Shoes – After looking for Fuchsia pumps for almost two months, I finally scored a deal at Zara. They always have good heels and beautiful styles in shoes for great prices. I bought them on sale for under $35, the good news is they are on extra discount and are under $20 right now. If this is your style, grab them before they sell out completely. Get them Here.

Makeup – I am not a beauty Guru but I follow many YouTubers to learn the techniques and their reviews on the new makeup products. I have listed three of my favorites for this month – NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick (Shade- Rose Petal Pop) Get it here – it’s a combination of blush and highlighter; NYX Away we glow liquid Highlighter (Shade – Moonbeam), it gives a beautiful glow Get it Here ; & Maybelline Instant Age rewind Concealer Get it here.

Clothes – Shein has been my favorite online store for summer; the price and the quality are good. I bought a White Maxi Dress, a Floral Halter Dress an Orange High Low dress, & I have a few more in upcoming posts.

NYX Away we Glow – Moonbeam
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – Light
Zara Fuchsia Pumps
Narciso Rodriguez “For Her”
Rebecca Minkoff Envelope Clutch
NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick – Rose Petal Pop

 

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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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