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                               In this world where everyone is trying to make us someone else, finding our own calling in the matters of comfort, dressing, lifestyle and luxury, is no less than a Herculean feat. That is why, it is important for all of us to strive to reach that level of happiness, no matter what others say or believe – because if you think you can, you can; if you think you can’t you’re right!

Welcome to your frequent dose of fashion, luxury, comfort, goofy-ness and most importantly, an attempt to make you smile.

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Your Everyday Fashion Blog ❤

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The Maybelline Super Stay 24

With the festive (and wedding) season in full swing around us, a lot us want to rock bold looks that can go well with any of our outfits. And what better than a classic red lipstick to add that classy yet vixen-like edge?

Hence, here’s a REALLY quick review on one of my personal favourites – the Maybelline Super Stay 24 hour lipstick – in shade Keep Up The Flame. Of course, they have plenty of other shades to choose from, but this post is about their red – quite possibly the best shade in their range.

Packaging – The packaging of the lippy is quite nice, its easy to carry around and fits quite well into your average makeup or emergency pouch. Since it’s also clutch friendly, the packaging gets an 8.5/10

Consistency – The liquid of the lip stain itself is super smooth and glides on quite well, even on un-moisturized lips. Not that you should, ideally, but sometimes – in a hurry, all of us are guilty of just swiping the stain on without any prep. Being versatile enough to get you through such times too, the consistency gets 8/10.

Longevity – This lipstain is made from the Blood of the Gods. True to its name of “Super Stay” and the claim to last 24 hours, I know that my trial lasted for about 18 hours and the entire time, it stayed on. I had to reapply it once after my meal though – but that is because I eat like a toddler (not your fault, Maybelline!). What stayed, though was impeccably smooth and did not smear the least. 9/10 for longevity.

Finesse – The lipstain in itself is matte and for those who want a glossy finish, there’s an additional lip gloss stick at the other end of the cleverly made packaging that you can apply and reapply as often as you need to – to maintain your gloss. Overall, 8.8/10 for finesse.

Bird’s Eye View – In all, if you’re someone who doesn’t want to or cannot understand all the details given above; and are looking for the gist of what this reviewer thinks (pardon me, but I’m also guilty of speed-reading through most articles and therefore, feel ya buddy!), here it is:

Summing up, this is a great cosmetic to have in your collection. Reliable, beautiful anf easy to use; this is quite an easy choice, even for gifting. Make-up junkies will love it as much as amateurs and so will the gifter. Priced at Rs. 650 and readily available online (I bought mine from Nykaa). And thus, it’s a neat 9/10 red lipstain.

Until next time, folks!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

A Chritmas Day & A Very Happy Belly :)

Nestled amidst commercial and residential properties alike, the Happy Belly Bakes cafe and bakery will probably go unnoticed – unless you’re a Josephite or Know what you’re looking for. Needless to say, this dainty little eatery in the heart of the city is a surprising spot of peace and quiet, despite being just metres away from the busiest roads of Bangalore. Keep reading – you can thank me at the end of this post 😀 

With a very cozy ambience and the comforting ‘feel good factor’ from the moment you step in, Happy Belly has some phenomenal food to keep up with the lovely setting. Cupcakes, pastries, chocolates and even all day breakfast – I know that I’ve found another to add to my list of favourite spots in the city. 

Given that the festivities in the air are in themselves a beautiful touch to an already beautiful little bakery, they certainly add to the charm of this little corner of Bangalore that most people forget about – or don’t know of – in terms of existence. 

Not dwelling too long on why you should give this place a shot if and when you’re in Bangalore, this post shall end soon. I’m not going to tell you to invariably pay Happy Belly Bakes a visit. I won’t tell you how much of a loss it will be of you don’t. 

In all honesty, I wouldn’t be willing to share this place if I was any meaner than I am.. but because it’s Christmas and this little cafe deserves to be known; look up Happy Belly – and send me something from them as a symbol of eternal gratitude. I agree, you’re welcome.

Also, Merry Christmas! ^_^ 

Love, 

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

What I learnt at the country’s biggest youth festival

Hello there, reader!

If you are a regular, welcome back… If you are new, Welcome!! 😀

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I don’t know how often you see someone who is as hyper about things as I am – especially when it comes to attending, organising or being a part of various festivals. Having said that, it should come as no surprise to you therefore, that I was a regular attendee of the Under 25 Summit in Bangalore, held between 05 and 08 January… yup, that’s right of 2017.

If you don’t know about this or have never heard of it, I’d recommend going to their website (I’m not dumb – I’ll link it below) and figuring out how awesome they are. That most of the people involved are well-known in the college I attend, has nothing to do with how unique my experience was. But nonetheless, if you Don’t know about these folks, believe me, it’s high time you did (after reading my article, duh?!?)

People go to events for different reasons – for fun, to network, to meet new people… or even just to bunk college. And as you may guess, I won’t deny that I went for all of the aforementioned reasons.  But little did I know what I was in for when I was Literally there – at the several venues where the programs of the summit were being held. So without further ado, here is what I learnt at the country’s biggest youth festival…. the Under 25 Summit.

  1. Expect the Unexpected

    There are some things in life that you JUST cannot prepare yourself for… and by that, I mean things like sitting four feet away from a stage where some of the BIGGEST achievers in the nation (and by that I mean people who have international recognitions for their expertise) and writing a post-card to your future self {That’s gonna be my next post – don’t worry} in a digital world where the art of writing by itself is on the verge of extinction. Needless to say, you gotta jump in with both feet and having done it myself, I can proudly say “I am Under 25” (which B T W, is the catch-phrase of the event).

  2. NETWORK. Network. Net…you get the point

    Now, don’t get me wrong when I say this, but having moved around quite a bit when I was much younger, I’m someone who usually has no problem making acquaintances with people. I suppose that explains why at the end of this summit, I have a friend who is a professional golf player and YouTuber, a girl whom I made friends with when we screamed profanities (yup – the WORST kind) at a workshop we attended, friends who are at least 5 years elder to me – and of course, numerous others – all of whom I can’t and obviously don’t want to mention here XD

    The point of telling you that? Just to remind you how EPIC it feels to make new friends and get to know the different kinds of amazing people there are on the planet. That’s all!

  3. You’ll NEVER know where or when you find inspiration!

    I’m pretty sure you saw this coming, but I KNOW a lot of people who take H O U R S just deciding what to wear – a k a ME. But the four days I was a part of the U25 for (PS – that’s what we’re calling it henceforth here, ok?), I swear the clothes I was in was the least of my worries. While I wore a range of bizarre apparel (surprise!!! 😛 ) I found SO much of inspiration for trying out different ways to permute and combine the clothing and accessories I already own, that I have enough content to be posting out here for a good two months. There – you’re welcome. 😀

  4. And Last but Not the Least

I know the alignment is all wonky here, but I simply HAD to do it for the emphasis (guilty!)

The biggest lesson I learnt at the U25 – is simply that we are all always so caught up in the process of achieving our goals; goals set for us either by a psyche influenced by others or others themselves… and whether we like it or not, we get into a constant drone of things that make us feel lost over a period of time. That said, what I inferred out of this realisation that there are SOOO many people out there who:

a) Are Just like us

b) Need someone Just like us – in various projects, initiatives and endeavours that could potentially make the world a better place, for ALL of us. And if we can have fun along the way, then there should be no (and by that I mean simply NO) reason why we shouldn’t be doing what we love doing – for the constructive progress of the larger picture.

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Having said a whole bunch of stuff and a great set of four SUPERB days at the U25 this year, I can say with certainty that I had a hella lotta fun and learnt a hella bunch of stuff I didn’t know {Spoken Poetry, anyone?}. There are more subtle things I learnt too, but that’s a chat for another day.

Hope you liked this post folks! If you did, or agree with any of the lessons I learnt at the Under 25 Summit 2017, leave me a like and in the comments let me know what you’ve gotten to learn at the events you have attended. Until next time with a new adventure!

Love,

YourEverydayFashion Blog ❤

 

 

 

Women’s Perfumes worth trying

Hey Hey Hey!

After the previous post titled ‘Men’s Perfumes Worth Trying’, a lot of people wrote back to me saying that they liked the post, and that they wanted something similar among women’s perfumes.

So without further ado, here we go:

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  1. Ralph Lauren – Polo Blue for Womenpolo-blue-women

    Jasmine flowers meet honey and maybe something a little musky? That’s RL’s Polo Blue for Women for you. A perfume that makes you remember soft, warm, happy memories, it was rather sad that the company decided to withdraw the scent. You can, however, still get similar scents if you search online!
  2. Versace – Bright Crystal
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    Sometimes, you just take a whiff of a scent and no matter where you are, you get transported into another world altogether. For me, one such perfume is Versace’s Bright Crystal. It reminds me of a very powerful, strong woman’s approach, rather than that of a delicate darling. A must try, especially on days when you feel like the go-getter you are! 🙂
  3. Michael Kors – Rose Radiant Gold & Sexy Amber

    Have I ever told you of my slight (and by that I mean Complete!!) obsession for all things Michael Kors, it just proves that my attempts at getting over the awesomeness of the brand, have been commendable. But now that I am telling you about it, these scents Definitely deserve to be checked out, the very next time when you have the chance!
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    If I were to describe the scent to you, I’d call the Rose Radiant Gold a borderline delicate scent – something that you’d wear to the wedding of the classmate who was probably mean to you all through high-school. That is to say, the scent is delicate where it needs to be – but it certainly has its Powerful undertones that says “no nonsense accepted here” 😀
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    As for Sexy Amber, I am yet to smell a perfume that has the perfect balance of musk and amber – but OH GODS! This one comes Very very close to what I imagine to be the perfect blend of sweetness and woody-elements. If I didn’t love trying perfumes so much and needed to settle down with 3 perfumes only, this would Definitely be one of them.

  4. United Colours of Benetton – Paradisouob-paradiso

    Another classic scent that makes you go all starry eyed, I was genuinely heart-broken when UOB decided to withdraw this perfume. This was the Ultimate blend of flowery, fruity, fresh and woody components, and by far, the highest longevity that I’ve gotten to experience with ANY perfume.

    Unfortunately for me, I have never been able to find a similar aroma yet – but if you do know, pleaaaase let me know too!!

  5. Calvin Klein – Eternity for Women ck-eternity
    Aaah… the ever wonderful range of Calvin Klein Scents! While I do love almost all their perfumes, I am and will forever be a little biased towards their original ‘Eternity’ – for both, men and women.

    This is the kind of perfume you’d want to associate with your caregiver. By that, I don’t necessarily mean your Mama or your Nanny… what I do intend to mean is that this is a very soothing, very comforting scent that would probably even toddlers associate with safety and care. So if you’re feeling like your loving, caring self – a little more so on some days – then you NEED a bottle of Eternity for women in your perfume collection.

  6. Davidoff Coolwater – Sea Rose
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    True to its name, the first time you smell this perfume, it feels like these two uncanny elements – the sea and the rose – have always had an association. Gently balanced between the freshness of the sea and the subtle power of the rose, this perfume is best suited for days out with your girl friends or a loved one. But on the other hand, this is not an evening perfume at all – unless you’ve run out of all your other perfumes, of course! 😀
  7. Giorgio Armani – Si
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    This is the perfume that has earned me the most number of compliments from people across the bench! People of all ages have smelled my perfume when they lean in for a hug or sit close to me, taken a deep breath and gone “woooow!”

    When I first smelled this perfume, I remember not liking it.. but a few minutes after I left the store, I needed to correct my hair and when my hand swept past my face, I remember thinking “Oh My Goodness! I smell like candy – without smelling like something to eat!” What followed of course, was me running back to the store and buying one of these and voila! I’ve been showered in compliments ever since.

    The Armani – Si, is your goody-two-shoes meets girl-boss. Soft and gentle, yet knows what she wants. Pretty much, I’d say the perfume is one of the best I’ve tried among women’s perfumes, ever.

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So here we are, folks! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this – if you have, like my post below and if you agree, disagree, like, love or hate anything I’ve said, OR you have something you’d like me to know, please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email at teenxadventurer@gmail.com

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Thanks for reading this far… 🙂

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Fashionable.

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Smile a Little More maybe? :)

Hello there!

What I have to say to you today is something that came out of a very random conversation with someone today. I thought it was important to share this with all my readers, because it was something that made me think too. Therefore, here goes….

Given the festive season and the number of people we all have to interact with on a daily basis, one of the casual topics we are often engaged in, starts with – “So, what do you do with your spare time?”

Now, whether you like it or not, you do come up with a list of things you do. And in my case, when I mention the phrase “Fashion Blogger” I usually get a whole range of reactions, from joy to excitement to judgement. Well, this time though, the person I was conversing with immediately went “Oh wow! Can you tell me the quickest way to become pretty?”

Obviously, I got out of the conversation – but somehow, the question got me thinking…. Why is it that people feel the need for an instant solution to “look pretty”, as the asker put it. But even worse, what can I, as a person – tell them in response to this?

Well, I realised that the person who asked me this is just another person who has just forgotten to smile over time. Sure there are a lot of things you can do and a lot of methods you can adopt, to become more attractive in society’s view. But what makes the difference? A lot of little things, but most importantly, your smile.

So, I suppose my answer here is simple – No matter what you look like; no matter what you’re wearing; no matter where you are; no matter whom you’re with.. flashing a genuine smile, internally and, or externally – is indeed the best way to look “prettier”, instantly. Not going into too much detail about the ‘benefits of smiling’ (because I know a lot of people have already written and spoken about that!) here’s hoping that you find more reasons to smile more often.

Until we meet again!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Season’s Greetings :)

diwali

Hello there Reader! 🙂

If you’re from where I am, then today was Diwali for you. If you aren’t or don’t know what Diwali is – well, in very brief – it is the festival of lights, celebrated to commemorate the triumph of ‘Good’ over ‘Evil’, in Hindu mythology. Not dwelling too much on the supernatural aspects often found in connotation with the festival, here are my thoughts about what Diwali is.

(Do note – this being my little corner of the vast, vast world wide web, I do not wish to impose any of my thoughts or opinions on anyone, in any form. The following are my perspectives and being mere opinions, they are not open to debate 🙂 )

As the age-old lore goes, the wolf that we feed within each of us, is the wolf that wins. However, by dedicating a festival to the triumph of the ‘Right’ over the ‘Wrong’, or more correctly, the ‘Good’ over ‘Evil’, what is it that our ancestors wanted to tell us? Well, in what little I have been able to gather in the two decades I have been around for, what I have understood is simple – reminding ourselves of our immense potential to do good. Didn’t get me? Let me explain.

You see, each of us has unfathomable undiscovered potential to do good in this world. This could be as doing good to ourselves, doing to those around us or maybe even doing something for the greater good of humanity. But, wait a minute… WHAT, is “Good”? Not dwelling too much on the relativity of the literal meaning of the word, the generic understanding here is a deed favourable to all parties concerned, with the most minimal negative consequences. However, this “good” is easier spoken about than done. That is why, having a day to remember that there was once someone in our legends, who could do this kind of “good”.

By remembering and remiscing this act of bravery to stand up against the erstwhile representation of sins and injustice in the world, if one of our ancestors could lead supposedly insignificant individuals to victory, we as evolved beings must find the insipiration to do all the good we can, to all those we can, in all the ways we can, at all times when we can!

Another important symbolism in the festival of lights, is of course, the literal lighting of lamps. But what is the parallel we draw, with regard to the ‘good and evil’ theory, from lamps? Well, that is an easy answer. You see, when a lamp burns, it consumes itself (or its minimally available resources) to provide heat and light to its surroundings. That way, the lamp is doing all the good it can. As humans, if we can do the same thing or attempt to do the same, indeed, the world Will be a much nicer place to live in.

Last but not the least, even scientifically, Diwali is celebrated at a time when the seasons are in metamorphosis from autumn to winter. In a situation that is likely to cause humans to curl up and become low in productivity, starting off the season by joyous interactions with loved ones, is an unintended motivation to keep individual spirits up. This way, such celebrations are a great way our ancestors found to keep us cheery in the harsh months that loom ahead.

Thus, as we can see – each element of our festivities has a reason, a rationale behind it. Sure, aeons of interpretations and misinterprations may have made things seem a little askew, but there are reasons why things are the way they are. And though times and lifestyles have changed – these traditional practices still hold a lot of value and can have tremendous positive impacts to all our lives, if we let them. After all, to the eye of reason and logic, there are a hundred reasons why. 🙂

This was just some food for thought – let me know of what you think.You can leave me a comment below or email me at teenxadventurer@gmail.com. You can also find me on Instagram – @youreverydayfashionblog

All that said and done, here is wishing all my readers a wonderful Diwali. May you have a prosperous, positive and productive year.

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

To Gift or Not to Gift

Hello there! 🙂

With the festive season in full-swing around us, most of us often find ourselves in a fix, wondering what to gift someone with! Well, while the tradition of giving and receiving gifts is a practise deeply rooted in the sands of time, one woe most of us face is gifting or being gifted with the same thing(s), year after year. Be it as dry-fruits, or a box of sweets from the locality’s confectioneerit is almost as if we can guess the contents accurately by now, in each wrapped box!

But that said, I will admit that being told, “Oh My Goodness! This gift is amazing! Thank you!!!” is something that all of us want to hear. Well, if you genuinely want people to be that kind of happy because of your gift (whether or not they say it out loud! :P), you might want to read on.

Before I go on, though, I need to make something clear – I happen to be in the midst of a whole lot of gift-exchanges and planning for the upcoming ones. However, this post is NOT about festivals alone. You can use these for birthdays, anniversaries, marriages, graduations… pretty much Anywhere where gifts are involved!

These are simply things to remember and consider while picking a gift for someone the next time. These are not rules, but following these snippets have made a lot of people get sincere gratitude and compliments in the past.

So yes; while it is indeed a wonderful thing to be a part of the gift-exchanging excercise, here are a few things that I’ve seen expert gifters consider (while I keenly stood by and observed them over the years, I may add!), while picking gifts:

  1. Know thy receiver – While this might seem obvious (and slightly less applicable in the case of new acquaintances – in which case cliche gifts are completely acceptable, ok?) paying attention to the receiver’s latest interest or a mention of something they ‘WISH’ they had…. is pretty much a perfect gift, no matter what! 🙂
    But to let you in on a little secret, the Utility of a gift to the receiver must be concidered too – because let’s face it, a one-year old can’t really do much with a beautiful bouquet of flowers except maybe take it apart… right? 😀
  2. When in doubt, go classic – Be it as handing down a family heirloom or buying something as classic as a string of pearls, if you’re gifting someone something that is aspirational for more reasons than one, you’re pretty safe. Yes; we’re talking about ties, jewellery, accessories, home-decor items, etc here.
  3. Get help – If you don’t know the receiver themselves well enough; but do know someone close to them who won’t spill the beans on you, ASK them! What’s  the wordt thing that could happen? – You won’t get help. But, best case scenario, you’ll end up giving them a perfect gift 🙂
  4. Gift-cards – For those people whom you simply HAVE to get a gift, but don’t know of their likes or interests… or even for those who aren’t that close to get any real gifts from you; some Genius human being in the past has thought of this concept where you can pay in advance and let the receiver choose what they want from the store! Crazzzy riiiight? I know 😀
    But jokes apart, rely on gift cards from mostly-all-encompassing stores and bazinga! You’re the new gifting Guru!
  5. The ultimate challenge – While I understand that this is a step most people DREAD to take, in some of my experiences – Asking People What They’d Like is a fantastic way to prevent going wrong. Agreed – a lot of good souls out there are going to reply modestly with “Oh Nothing! Thank you so much!” convincing them of how you are hell-bent on giving them the gift is going to be a great experience for you too! Moreover, if they refuse to listen, give them the ultimatum that if they don’t tell you themselves, you’ll pick for them and that may not go as well!

So there you go, folks! There are many more fine details to note in the art of good gifting, which are enough to fill a book in themselves and hence, have not been shared here. If you have, nonetheless managed to get a fairly good idea on things to consider while getting someone a gift or would like to know some more about giving the right gifts, let me know in the comments below; or at teenxadventurer@gmail.com

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Until next time!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤