Thursday, 2 February 2017

Celebrating Valentine's Day With Swarovski

Trends come and go, and style evolves. It's important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions. 
-Karen Elson

Hey there!
So February is here and it's a super special month because I got married in last Feb and it's our First Anniversary on 21st Feb. Me and my Husband Parleen are super crazy and we dated for 5 years before getting married. Feb is not just special because of my anniversary, it is also special because of Valentines Day! February is the month of love and I am sure most of you girls must be looking forward to that special day when you can dress up and look all pretty for your loved ones. 

I thought of doing a Valentine's Day blog in advance to help you girls in picking out the perfect jewelry and outfit for your date. Valentine's Day is not just for couples, you can have your best friend as your Valentine or go out with your friends and family for a wonderful day. It's just a day full of positive vibes and lots of love! I always associate Valentine's Day with Red colour and I am sure most of you do too. For the same reason, I picked a gorgeous red gown which has a little slit and gives a lovely fitting. I blowdried my hair to give volume and then curled the ends using a straightener. For makeup, I did a little dramatic look with lots of highlight at my high points and bold red lips. 

Moving on to the most important part of my whole look, it's the jewelry! I have been obsessed with Swarovski jewelry since forever. My parents always gift me something from Swarovski on my birthday and Parleen also makes sure to get something from Swarovski on special occasions. I absolutely love their elegant and timeless pieces. Swarovski just came up with The Valentines Day Collection and it's absolutely breathtaking. You can check out the collection here! The collection is very delicate and serves as a perfect Valentine's Day gift for your loved one too. I picked up some of my favourite pieces and thought of styling them with my outfit. I love how the new collection has tiny trinkets and red hearts. 

I layered up the necklaces with heart and key symbols to give in a little dressier look. I am wearing studded Swarovski earrings along with golden and silver crystal rings and 3 different bracelets. I love layering up different delicate pieces when I am in the mood of really dressing up and other than that, I love wearing one piece each with simple outfits. The best part about The Valentine's Day Collection by Swarovski is the simplicity, elegance and the meaningful design. I love how the crystal key symbol is used with the lock which says that you have the key to my heart. Go through the collection here and I would love to hear about your favourite pieces in the comment section below. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Bursting Shaving Myths

Hey Guys!
How are you all doing?
Our Youtube channel just touched 100k Subscribers and I am so happy that you guys are loving our videos. Sometime back me and Shaurya posted a video about shaving and you guys had a lot of questions in your mind. Here is another blog for you guys where I'll be bursting a big shaving related myths, "Shaving Leaves Skin Dry & Flaky". 

You guys know that I find shaving super convenient and I have been shaving since school. I never really had the patience to wait for my hair to grow back and then get waxing done. Shaving is super fast and very convenient. I have been using Gillette Venus razor and trust me it's the best I have ever used. In my last blog post I talked about how shaving doesn't make your hair growth thicker because but it's just the blunt ends that make it seem thick. When the hair grows back, they come back to their normal texture. I also spoke about how shaving doesn't make our hair growth darker, it's the genetics and DNA that determines the colour. Also, the hair growth is constant for every individual so the growth doesn't become faster. 

Another big myth is that shaving makes our skin dry and flaky. Firstly, our skin acts different in all weather situations. The pictures in this blog are taken during different time of the year and compiled together. I took pictures in winter, summer and rainy season to show you how no matter how my skin is acting, shaving doesn't really affect my skin in any way. Having said this, you guys need to make sure to take all steps of a proper shaving routine to maintain good skin. It includes opening your pores before shaving by dipping your arms and legs in warm water, then using a scrub to get rid of any dead skin after which you need to use Gillette Venus Shaving Foam to get a smooth shave. Also make sure to shave opposite the direction of your hair growth unless you are shaving your bikini area, then you need to go in the direction of the hair growth first and then the opposite. After shaving, we need to moisturize thoroughly. Moisturizing is important no matter what. Even if I don't shave, my skin is so dry that it gets dry and flaky in some weather conditions. If you too have dry skin then heavy moisturization is required.

Coming on to the myth that shaving makes your skin dry and flaky, shaving actually makes your skin feel smooth by whisking away the  top layer of the dead skin. We can't see it but it's a fact that our skin looses almost 30,000-40,000 dead skin cells every minute. Hence it is important to shave and get rid of the dead cells to get smooth and shiny skin. All that you need to do is follow the proper shaving routine and moisturize your skin to look flawless everyday.