Monday, December 16, 2013


By Priyanka (The Purplenista)

A life known, A world unchanged,

A decision taken, To lifelong fulfill,

A mind set till the end,

A mind set till death part.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shwa - Collection 2 - Winter/Festive 2013

Shwa Season 2 theme is inspired by the book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, which explains how we can control our destiny with the Law of Attraction and the power of positive thinking.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

OOTD: Pairing a Red Tote

It's been quite some time since I posted, well, the only reason I can give is that I have been tied up with work, as well as, planning for my wedding. Travelling is taking up quite some of my time and I finally managed to get some time out and write a post and this will be a special post as it will be my first OOTD post. Yaaaaaa!!! I am so excited!!! 

So, being the first OOTD, I roped in my sister for the post and she was uber excited about it. It was definitely fun shooting for the post. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Lavie's new Autumn Winter Collection - Lavie Haute Hews

Bags are not mere Accessories,
They are much more than that,

They are not just an item to carry things around
But a Woman's entire world,
Anything from a pin to a book can be found in it,

Bags are not mere Accessories,
But a Woman's armour,
It is worn with pride.
And carried with immense honour

Bags are not mere Accessories,
But a Woman's confidence,
Women derive confidence from them.

Friday, August 9, 2013

L'Oreal Paris presents the Cast My Girls contest!

Pic Courtesy: Loreal Paris India
L'Oreal Paris has launched a brand new and exciting contest in which the company is giving giving a chance to one girl & her two best friends to star in the next Casting Crème Gloss ad with Sonam Kapoor!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

'Gel' with Me

By Raima

I love nail polish, it is something I get from my Mum, who stocks them up at home and recently got her first professional nail art done (Whee!). She used to tell me this story about how she had a box full of nail polishes when she was in college, which my Didu (naani) chucked out because she was not studying. Anyway, I digress; I love nail polishes mostly because I keep long nails to disguise my stubby fingers. I’m not much into nail art and I do not keep polishes at home since they dry out after I use them once and move on to the next colour. Oh yeah! One more thing, my hands shake like crazy, my attempts to paint my nails usually look like a toddler’s art project gone wrong. Having said all that, I am pretty sure you guys won’t be surprised when I tell you about my fascinations for professional manicures right? 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Kid on the Block: INITIALISTE, Kérastase’s 1st Advanced Scalp & Hair Concentrate

24 years of Stem Cell Research brings Initialiste; Kérastase’s 1st Advanced Scalp & Hair Concentrate

                              Pic Courtesy: Kérastase India
Kérastase introduces Initialiste  a revolutionary hair care product that works on your hair to make it healthier, stronger and more beautiful every day.

At the heart of Initialiste  the Regenerative Complex protects stem cell environment, thus improving the hair quality at its source. This exceptional formula, developed like a skin serum, contains powerful active ingredients which optimize the follicular regenerative capacity for beautiful hair that is stronger, shinier and fuller:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Vellvette July 'Quick Fix' Box

Unlike most months, this was the first time that I was one of the last ones to receive my July Vellvette box. Well, it got further delayed primarily because the box had arrived at my work place on Saturday and I could not receive it until Monday. 

Anyway, I had started reading the reviews about the box from other bloggers and had fairly good idea of what I would get. The theme of the month was 'Quick Fix' and I was expecting a lot of multi-purpose products like tinted moisturizers, dry shampoos or even anti-acne pens, however, this is what I received in this month's box:

July 'Quick Fix' Vellvette Box   Pic Courtesy: The Purplenista

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

L'Oreal Paris's Stay Rooted Jad Se Judein video by Mohit Chauhan

After the launch of the Go Back In Time video, L'Oreal has introduced a heartwarming song and music video called 'Jad Se Judein' swhich has been sung by the famous Silk Route lead singer - Mohit Chauhan for the company's for the L'Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X 'Stay Rooted' campaign. You can check out the video below:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

If You Could Go Back In Time and Thank Someone Special...

Every shampoo today speaks about strong hair, but what really matters is the roots that make the hair strong. Only strong roots can give you strong and healthy hair. L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X is one such shampoo that takes care of your roots. 

Pic Courtesy: L'Oreal Paris India

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Launch: Bata's New Monsoon Shoe Collection

Around two weeks ago, I was invited to view Bata's latest monsoon collection at their Bandra store. One of the main requirements for the event was to dress in your monsoon bests. While, the idea was a really great one and I was really, really keen on wearing my monsoon best (which is generally a t-shirt, shorts and rain shoes), unfortunately, the event was on a work weekday, which meant I can't actually wear shorts and go to work. sad  So, I wore what I would usually wear on a casual Friday work day:

Wearing the Bata new monsoon ballerina
Pic Courtesy: Bata  India,  Amlan Dutta

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I am finally back and have some life updates too!

Hello Everyone, 

Yes, I am finally back - managed to get my Internet connection fixed and also got some inspiration in me to write some posts. happy So, you will be seeing regular posts from my side from now onward. But for the time being, this post will be a simple and short post with some updates from my side.

So, my readers and friends in the blogging world, many of you must have often seen and read about a certain Le BF in my blog. And, if you remember then the news that I have to share with you is that this particular Purplenista is very soon going to get engaged to the Le BF. big grin Phew!! For some reason, I suddenly went all shy writing that one single sentence. blushing

Now, keeping this news in mind, I wanted to ask you, my dear readers, whether you would want to see a new section in my blog that would focus on how I am going about planning my wedding? I got the inspiration for this section from the lovely Sukanya of the Makeup and Beauty Lounge blog. I loved reading her Bridal Diaries section and her posts are definitely helping me a lot for planning my wedding. happy

So, Do let me know if you what you guys think. Can't wait to hear from you.

Priyanka (The Purplenista)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Launch: Lancôme Gloss In Love

“Ever since its 2012 launch, Rouge In Love has become the cult lipstick of every colour addict. Synonymous with femininity, freshness and resolute modernity, this ode to colour extends an invitation to express oneself. A statement of pure joie de vivre… Its unique pigmented formula coupled with exceptional hold makes it a must-have for lips.

Rouge In Love, Vernis In Love... Today, the In Love universe is enriched with a brand new generation of gloss. A genius of shine and comfort housed in a case that opens with a click: Gloss In Love.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Make a bold statement with Maui Jim’s latest aviators KEANU

New Delhi, April, 2013: For people who love to live life big, Keanu is the word this month. Maui Jim’s latest aviators Keanu, a combination of style and strength, is sure to come as a breath of fresh air for the rugged kinds.

Quite literally! In Hawaiian, Keanu means “cool breeze over the mountains” and the polarized sunglass maker expects its latest offering to have a similar impact on its users.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Announcing the Four Fountains Spa and The Purplenista Giveaway winners!!

Heylo Girlies,

Yes, I am back on the beauty blogsosphere. I just came back to Mumbai a week ago and things have become quite hectic since then. 

Its been quite some time since I posted something and thought what better way to break the curse than to announce the winner of the Four Fountain Spa and The Purplenista Giveaway that I was holding.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

De-Stressing at the Four Fountain Spa, Malad

In today's day and age, stress and tension has become a part of our life. Saying this, I have to add that stress, tension and worry often comes two fold for me due to many reasons. Hence, when I got the opportunity to review the Four Fountain Spa, I simply jumped at the opportunity.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wills India Fashion Week 2013: Myoho by Kiran & Meghna

Autumn Winter 2013-14 at Wills India Fashion Week 2013 

Mildly eccentric and slightly magpie, the collection this season is all about mixing and matching – odd separate teamings, off colour pairings and a luxe careless feel, retaining the ‘handcrafted’ essence of the label.

Detailed block and screen prints in muted yet vibrant colours are complemented by graphic, crafty textures and embroideries, somewhat leaning towards a tribal-folk aesthetic.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fabindia Neem & Tulsi Mud Pack: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Pic Courtesy: The Purplenista
Over the past few years, (or rather since the time I moved away from home and have been doing a bit of travelling) I have noticed that my skin has been changing slowly and steadily. By change, I do not mean that it is becoming better, by change I mean the change in skin type. I always had perfectly normal skin, but now my skin type has changed to Combination, that too, Combination on the oily side. Yes, its true, during summers, you can actually deep fry food with the amount of oil certain parts of my face creates. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

An Afternoon at Runah Salon - Review

Around two weeks ago was my bestie - Raima'a birthday. And, like any other girl she wanted to look her best and also wanted to get a mini makeover done (Read: get an awesome haircut.) So, just a few days before her birthday, we decided to go for the mini makeover and since we met the fun-loving and charming Akshata Honawar, Creative Director of Runah Salon here, we decided to go to her for the haircut. 

After the decision, Raima went ahead and made an appointment with Akshata for her mini makeover. Extremely excited, (Yes, I tend to become excited like a school kid when it comes to haircuts, makeovers and salon visits :P) we both (very impatiently) waited for the day to come. When the day finally came, both of us giddy with excitement headed over to the Salon for her mini-makeover.

Runah Salon was not new to me in any way. I had heard about the salon from my cousin elder sister and had also read about it in many of the beauty mags and salon magazines, hence, I was quite excited to see the place. The salon, which is located right above Power House Gym in Lower Parel (opposite Phoenix Mills), may raise apprehensions on how big it might be and may lead many to think that it would be quite cramp and dark. However, it is anything but that. When you climb up the stairs, you come upon an extremely spacious, wonderfully lit and aesthetically designed salon. Definitely a pleasant surprise. 

Runah Salon Pic Courtesy: The Purplenista

Monday, February 18, 2013

Haul Time - Fabindia Mini Haul

Hello Lovelies,

On Saturday, my bestie and I decided to spend some quality time together, before she headed off home for her birthday. So, we decided that she would go in for a haircut at Runah Salon and after that we would  spend the day at Palladium and Phoenix Mills. Fun plans, ain't it! :)

While, we window shopped and drooled over  tons of stuff, we also made a few stops at some of the beauty  stores in the malls. While, bestie picked up a Lush handmade soap, I did a mini-haul at Fabindia. Yaaaa!!!

Here are the stuff I bought.

Pic Courtesy: The Purplenista

The products that I bought are:

  • Fabindia Rose Facial Water
  • Neem Tulsi Mud Pack
  • Haldi Chandan Mud Pack

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Plummy Yummy Inglot AMC Gel Liner 74 review

Hello pretties,

I am back again with a review this time and this review would be of the Inglot AMC Gel Liner in 74. I love eyeliners, whether it is in liquid, pencil, crayon or gel - I simply love them. They are the one thing in my make-up kit that I keep buying over and over again even If I already have tons of them. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

My Third Blog Award - The Liebster Award!

I got awarded another blog award! Yaaaa!! I am so excited about it that I can do the happy Funderwacking dance and also go ahead and slay the Jabberwocky in the process. Yes, I am that happy and that excited. :D

Thank sooooooo much Dollie from The Indian Shringar for passing on this award to me and to all my lovely readers too. It's these awards that actually reveal how much love you guys have shown towards my blog. Thank you so much guys!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Purplenista at the Divo + Dermalogica Mumbai Bloggers Meet

Aloha my lovely readers! How's it going on with you guys? All going well?

I, unfortunately just got over a bit of sickness (thanks to constant weather changes in Mumbai), thereby explaining my MIA from the blog. Well, here I am and here is the post that has been long due, and I mean looooong due. 

Pic: Vikram Singh, Creative: The Purplenista

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Lace Story

(How Adele Made Me Stop Worrying and Love Fashion)

By Raima

Pic: Getty Images  Creative: The Purplenista
 “This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff. “
- Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My First Blog Contest Win - Shoppers Stop Perfect Festive Look

I won!!!!! I won! I won! WON! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Yep, my lovely readers, you have read it absolutely right! I won the Shoppers Stop contest that was being held on IndiBlogger. And guess what!! I was selected as the best entry and won the whopping grand prize!  Whoop! :) You can see the announcement of the winners on IndiBlogger's page here.

I am so excited I can't seem to be sitting still. This was my first attempt at a blogging contest and I can't believe I won. Saying all that, I can't wait to get my prize so that I can start with the crazy shopping immediately! 

You can check out my contest entry blog post here.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Drools on Shop.InOnIt & Exclusive The Purplenista Offer

One of the things that has fast caught up in India right now is online shopping. It has almost become a part an parcel of today's life. Thus, when I was given the opportunity to review or list a series of products for a one-year old website. I jumped at the opportunity. Since, I haven't yet ordered anything from the site yet, I will list out a few products that I am drooling after on the site.

The online store Shop.InOnIt is not new to me. In fact, I have been a regular follower of their blog/website InOnIt, from which I had learnt about their online store. The online store is around a year old now and has slowly been gaining popularity among fashion bloggers and fashionistas in India. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jesal Vora's New Bridal Collection

Jesal Vora, the ethnic fashion label by leading trousseau expert, Jesal Vora is all set to elevate the fashion fraternity to new heights with her exquisite and affordable creations (freshness to the fashion industry). Coming from a traditional Gujarati family, Jesal Vora was acquainted to creative arts at an early age. Coming from an artistic family, Jesal soon started learning the finer nuances of creating something on her own and the thought fascinated her. Having graduated from Nirmala Niketan, it was in early 2000 when Jesal Vora decided to showcase her work in front of people and started a small in-house designer store, AJESAL.