Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Where Can You Buy Hair Dryers Online in India?

All of us like thick, healthy, bouncy and fluffy locks. But everyone is not blessed naturally with beautiful hair. Do you know that you can make it appear much, much better with blow drying, if you involve it in your daily grooming routine? A simple hair dryer is all what you need to give a glossy and rich look to your hair. There is nothing more attractive and inviting like the black locks flowing on the face a woman! 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Designer Focus: Pallavi Mohan

Indian designer, Pallavi Mohan's edgy yet easy to wear designs have been know to create quite a stir in the industry for quite some time now. In fact, with famous celebrities, such as, Priyanka Chopra, Neha Dhupia and Shraddha Kapoor sporting her designs, she is on the way to become a household name. She is also creative force for the “Made in India” label through Magnolia Martinique Pvt Ltd where she has been designing, marketing & overseeing manufacturing for foreign labels like Roberto Cavalli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Guess and Miss Sixty among other international labels, for nearly five years now. The Purplenista caught up with her for an exclusive interview where she talks about herself, her label 'Not So Serious' and her new collection 'A Walk on the Wild Side'.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Livon Moroccan Silk Launch Event + Initial Thoughts

It started with a beautiful and innovative invite that came with a beautiful magic lamp filled with promises of wonderful experiences from the 'Land of Genies and Djinns' and did Livon deliver on that promise.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nyassa Himalayan Pink Rejuvenating Bath Salt: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

You guys must have noticed that over the past few months that there have been very little posts from my side. (Who am I kidding? There were no posts from my side since July! Eeeks.sad worried) This is primarily because of me trying to settle into a new life and of course, the major factor was me being unwell for a considerable amount of time throughout the past few months. Anyways, on my quest of making my health better and making my life stress free (as the doctor advised), I was constantly on the lookout for products (primarily natural) that would help me become better. One such product that I found was Nyassa’s Bath Salts. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Defying Stereotype: Truefitt & Hill's Julie Robinson, The Lady Barber

In the world of barber shops and male grooming, it is very hard to imagine a women within the settings of tough brown leather, musky scents and raging male testosterone. However, for Julie Robinson, Master Barber and International Trainer at Truefitt & Hill, these settings are an everyday affair. Julie is one of the few females, who have broken stereotype in the world of male grooming and have gone on to become one of the few female barbers (or barberettes) who are making a mark in a primarily male dominated men's grooming industry. The Purplenista managed to bag an interview with her, when she had come down to to train two female barberettes for the Mumbai salon.  Read on to know more about the famous Lady Barber, Julie Robinson as she talks about making it as a lady barber, grooming industry and latest trends.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

NOTD: The Famous Louboutin Nails!

By Raima

My bestie and co-contributor to my blog, Raima tried out the famous Louboutin Nails. The manicure is based on the designer Christian Louboutin's iconic black stilettos with red soles. I must say, these look really, really awesome! I am trying them out next!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Review: Maybelline Turquoise Colossal Kohl

By Raima

Most of us agree that when in a hurry, a quick swipe of lipstick, kajal and mascara with BB cream is the best and easiest option around. It is fast, non-fussy and ideal for running day-to-day errands like going to the supermarket. I’ll admit to this being my stand-by look, something I was getting pretty bored of. So when my Lakme Eyeconic Kajal finally got over, I sent up a small prayer of thanks that I would not have to deal with that horrible thing anymore, (instant panda eyes, tugging etc) and more or less ran to buy the Colossal Kajal that despite its breakage problem as I had found it to be the most suited for me. While I was purchasing it, my eyes fell on the ad for the Turquoise Kohl, I thought, “Hmmm… I was getting bored of the same look. Let’s try this out as well.” I've worn this twice already and will definitely repurchase just to see my eyes pop with the gorgeous colour. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Brain Freeze Your Way to a Cool Summer!

One beverage in the world that I will never get tired off  is Coffee. Yes, coffee is one drink that I can have throughout the year and at any time of the day. It is my cheer-me-up, wake-me-up and energize-me-drink and I definitely cannot live without it. Call me an addict, but I often feel coffee is the God sent solution to all problems in the world. In fact, my family and friends often joke around saying that I have coffee running through my veins and not blood. :D In fact, even though I drink as many as 10 cups of coffee (and I mean the straight and dark black kind) a day, I have no issues in falling asleep at night. :D In a nut shell, coffee is everything for me.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Etude House Wonder Pore: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

You’ll Have to Pry These Products Out of My Cold, Dead Hands
By Raima

Part Two aka a cursory reading of a Buzzfeed list changes life of online shopper

I’d been reading rave reviews of Korean skincare products on almost all blogs from here to Timbuktu and I was eager to jump on the bandwagon myself, but what to buy? Which brand? Then came an article on Buzzfeed list and I read about the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener and thought, “Hmmmm… Sounds interesting...” Two days later, I placed my order on Jolse. My skin has thanked me ever since. 

Pictures cannot express my love for you  Pic Courtesy: Raima

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kiehl's Blue Herbal Moisturizer - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

You’ll Have to Pry These Products Out of My Cold, Dead Hands
By Raima

The elders say, “Pride comes before a fall” and like most of their sensible advice, this one also holds true, especially for me. You see, when I was a teenager, I never had a problem with acne EVER. Yes, there were the usual blemishes, a little rosecea maybe once or twice a month, and then also it was one or two at a time, never the face covering ones that basically is the bane of adolescence. You can imagine what happened next, I became proud of my skin, and secretly I preened at my blemish-free face and gloated. 

Karma is a b!tch and it got to me. I got married, shifted to Bombay and my skin decided to rebel due to a mix of climatic conditions and a mild case of PCOS. My lovely skin was now dotted with bumps and pimples and redness. Touching my face in the morning felt like touching an oily kadhai that has not been cleaned properly. Moisturizers felt sticky and greasy and I could never find the right one, that would just melt into my skin and not lie on top of it and add to the greasiness. The toner I was using (rose water) was not helping either. My pores were visible from space. There are no before pics because I refused to have my pictures taken during this period. I was literally at my wits end, when two things happened a) I finally decided to walk into the Kiehl’s store in Palladium, and b) I discovered Korean skincare thanks to Buzzfeed and other bloggers.

Yup, it has gone to the stage where I’m trying to squeeze every last bit out Pic Courtesy: Raima

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coming Soon!!!!!!!

A famous cosmetic company is launching soon in India. I can tell you its a company we all love
Watch this space........