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☀️Summer Style Series: Friday Edition☀️

☀️And it’s finally Friday! 🥳Normally during summer vacations the entire week is one big weekend. But somehow no other day but Friday actually feels like the weekend. Back to the photo: if you think I’m displaying signs of sleepiness you are actually right.

☀️This is a pre breakfast 🍳🍞most importantly pre ☕️coffee/chai picture. And regardless of how many showers🚿 I take or how much makeup I put on or how slick my hair is if I haven’t had my breakfast I will continue to look like I’ve just rolled out of bed🛏😴.

☀️On a different note I decided to try the color pink on for a change. Pink is also one of those colors I would normally avoid wearing mostly because I felt the color didn’t suit me 😳. Back to the outfit I’m wearing a hand block printed( a fabric printing technique from India that requires artisans to carve blocks of wood into intricate patterns then dip those blocks into vegetable dyes and transfer the print onto fabric in this case pure cotton). The pants are flowy, cotton palazzos which are perfect for this weather and I’m wearing my favorite style of flats the jutti/khussa in white with gold and silver hand embroidery 🥰. Cost of each piece between $25-$30 bringing the total again to under $100 for the entire look.

☀️A little BTS 🎬info: the heat was actually quiet bearable which was probably due to the fact it was only 10 am at the time and the sun wasn’t in its full blistering 🔥glory till then. So before that happens I’m off to enjoy the day and all of you have a happy friday😘

☀️Summer Style Series Part 2☀️

☀️Hey Fellow Bloggers!

☀️Hope you are having a fabulous summer. Today I bring you part 2 of my summer style series.

☀️I love mixing up pieces from my wardrobe. It instantly gives a new look to a previously worn piece and is a great way to put your own spin on a look.

☀️This particular dress is my favorite because it combines my two favorite style the desi angharka with a full length maxi and it’s pure hand made cotton so it’s not only super figure flattering it’s perfect for the scorching summers 🥵at hand.

☀️To add some western flare to this otherwise eastern look I slipped on my sleeveless denim jacket which adds all the style without the bulk. You can pair this look with sneakers for casual comfort on the go or slip on sandals or go total desi with khussas(juttis). So here is the total look as promised in the previous post. How are you styling your summers☀️?

☕️Chai For One Please☕️

☕️Chai has become one of my favorite drinks ever since I became a proper adult has been a properly brewed cup of chai also known as karak and how my family calls it doodh patti ( tea leaves brewed in full cream milk 😋).

☕️Away from home there are very few places that do chai correctly either it’s too bitter😖, too 💧watery, too overdone with spices till it tastes like a herbal🍃 cough infusion 😳or just plain bland. Cupaghawa is one of those very few places that manages to get it right every time and if you pair it with one of their amazing milk cakes the result is deliciousness 🤪.

☕️So here is to chai fans everywhere hope your next ☕️cup is just as delicious 😋p.s (this is not a sponsored post I genuinely enjoy the chai and the desserts here 😋).

☕️P.P.S How do you guys like your chai? Share some of your favorite chai recipes (yes there is such a thing 😉) with me 😘

☀️Summer Style Series☀️

Hey Fellow Bloggers,

☀️Summer is in full swing and what better time then now to start a style series to give you guys some style inspiration that won’t break the bank and is effortless and weather appropriate.

☀️I love following style blogs but usually the looks they feature are so expensive or require so many buying new pieces each time to recreate the look that I frankly with my limited budget can simply not achieve.

☀️I also tend to remix pieces a lot😋 since it extends the usability of my wardrobe. Plus I don’t follow fashion trends since they tend to go out of style very quickly and you are left with outfits that aren’t trendy anymore. That not only is a waste of your money it also means you are contributing to the worlds🌍 ever growing landfills.

☀️To avoid that I buy pieces that I can mix and match to create different outfit combinations. Also I have recently started to buy handmade, pure cotton clothing. Not only is it breathable in this heat, purchasing from small businesses helps support local craftspeople.

☀️Today’s outfit inspiration comprises of pieces that I have had for several years : my ivory sleeveless top from Loft Petites. I bought this top 4 years ago and I have worn it countless times because it is such a neutral color that works with prints and solids beautifully.

☀️My flowy pants are from American Eagle and I got them on clearance 🥳. These type of pants are perfect for summer they are not clingy and are made of soft, comfortable viscose (not a pure fabric I know but it’s insanely comfortable).

☀️My shoes are from TrunkLane. These are hand made pure leather flats that feature intricate silver embroidery that blings out any outfit and are super comfortable as well. All the pieces cost less than $30 each. So this entire look is under $100 making it super affordable.

☀️Hope you guys enjoyed this first installment of the summer style series. Let me know your style ideas I would love to hear them😘

ShopaholicBlogs: Hair Diaries✂️

⚜️Every six months give or take I color & cut my hair. It’s a monumental task both financially ( with my length and thickness the bill is usually $$$💸) & in terms of ⏰time invested both in searching for the best colorist and hair dresser ( with the exception of two ladies with whom I could rest assured that my hair was in safe & capable hands🙌🏻 my hair coloring & cutting experience has been a hit and miss for the most part 😒) & the time spent on the actual coloring and styling process ( 3-4 hours, on occasion I have even endured 6 hours in the stylist’s chair 😳)

⚜️Apparently finding a good colorist and hair dresser in one is a nearly impossible task. You can either have one or the other🙄. I have experienced hair disasters ranging from my hair being longer on one side shorter on the other, walking out with a giant raccoon 🦝like white streak in my hair ( too much bleach that one time 😫) having my bangs cut so short I looked like a toddler with an at home hair cut gone predictably wrong and having my dark hair turned almost old lady mousy 🐀brown.

⚜️Over the last two years however I have been lucky enough to find the right colorist/stylist who understands my hair color to complexion balance ( I don’t want to go blonde or ash or any where close to that color family pleaseeee🙏🏼) and who doesn’t insist on painting ruler straight, obvious as hell highlights in my hair.

⚜️I am not much for experimenting when it comes to hair color and usually all I request is to go a little lighter and have color that adds dimension without being in your face noticeable.

⚜️So today I had something similar in mind when I headed down to @mindandsensespa for my appointment. And as usual they did not disappoint🥰. Despite my stylist being an hour late she had me done in 3 hours color and cut done as per my request. ( I highly recommend having picture to show your stylist it minimizes confusion). So here is the before and after of my hair transformation 🤩🥰.

⚜️Well I’m thrilled 🤩to be honest. Let me know what you guys think and share your hair transformation ✂️stories with me 🥰

Shopaholic Reviews: Qua Organics 🍃 Dia De Los Muertos Soap💀

💀Todays review is going to be short, sweet & to the point👉🏻💀The Dia De Los Muertos💀Soap

From @quaorganichaircare 🥰 this is one soap I had been waiting to try for the longest time💕.

💀It’s not only adorable looking it’s smells divine 🌹and it has a sandstone base for exfoliating away dead skin and a creamy top for moisturizing.

💀Plus all the soaps are made from all 🍃natural ingredients like Coconut Milk soap base, Rose Hips Butter, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oi, Vitamin E and Silk Protein and come in recyclable♻️packaging.

💀Recommend: Yes 🥰 Repurchase: Yes 🥰

☀️ShopaholicBlogs Reviews: Marinne Puppy🐶Skin Sunscreen☀️

⚜️Let’s talk about sunscreen☀️. As someone who lives in a country where the sun shines year round protecting my skin from the UVA/UVB rays is extremely important. Both cause premature aging of the skin, pigmentation and frankly speaking I have yet to meet a Desi girl who wants a tan😒. (If that was the case Fair and Lovely would have been out of business long ago💸). Now I have tried countless sunscreens over the years and here is what almost all of them had in common: They would break me out 😖, either leave white streaks, or leave an orangey🍊tint, would feel greasy and heavy on the skin or would have a nasty chemical smell and of course nearly all were chock full of unpronounceable ingredients.

Enter the @marinnepuppyskin skin tone correcting UV sunscreen with SPF 40. It is lightweight, translucent, fast absorbing and leaves my skin hydrated without breaking me out 🥰. It is formulated with both physical sunscreen Zinc Oxide and organic sunscreen made of a derivative of cinnamon leaves, balsam of Peru, and is free of harmful chemicals like Oxybenzone, Avobenzone and Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA). Recommend? Yes! Repurchase? Yes!!