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Full Review & Comparison of the Selfie Giant: OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert

Full Review & Comparison of the Selfie Giant: OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert

Hi Everyone!

We have recently got our hands on a latest gadget which everyone is waiting for and we can see advertisement for it everywhere. Any Guesses?

Yes, it’s none other than the bright & beautiful OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert. When you hold the phone in your hands you’ll understand why OPPO hired Sonam Kapoor / Hrithik Roshan for the face of their brand because it is a sweet combination where glamour meets aesthetics.

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Design!

On the back, you’ve got gold metal casing and boy the design is so similar to IPhone 6. Its sleek body and round edges around the corners, feels so premium in hand. On the front, you’ve got 5.5 inch full HD AMOLED display with Rock solid corning Gorilla glass 4. The screen display is crisp and bright both indoors and outdoors, you may want to crank up the brightness under direct sunlight, but that’s with every phone out there. The resolution is 1080×1920 pixels with 401 ppi pixel density; yup watching HD films, NETFLIX or GOT play anything on this screen and you’ll be amazed how bright and beautiful every detail looks. One of the best part is the side bezels  which are almost to none with just 1.66mm thick and you get an all edge to edge display feel. The OPPO R&D team also offers Color OS 3.0 basically it’s an eye protection setting which helps in reducing the short waves emitting from screen which is gentle on the eyes for night readers. Thank you OPPO ;D .

 

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When it comes to design comparison with IPhone6 and Samsung A7, IPhone6 and OPPO F1 plus has quite the similarities in terms of the base look but in terms of the display, the IPhone6 lacks full HD AMOLED display. It has only LED-backlit IPS LCD display, so the color ratio to Blacks and Whites are not as rich as OPPO F1 plus or Samsung A7 which has AMOLED display.

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Hardware Performance

I am RAM monster, give me a phone and I’ll hang it for you. I play heavy games like asphalt 8, GTA: san andreas also apps like SoundCloud, Vimeo are my daily productivity and inspirational tonics. And then there is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a good chunk of memory management is needed to run such an empire. In my past experience only one+2 couldhandle my wrath, but OPPO F1 plus could be the next champion cause I’ve been using this phone for more than 10 days and it’s blazing fast. With 4gb RAM & octa core 2.0 GHz, you are carrying a beast in your pocket, not to forget 64gb of in-built hard disk with micro SD 128gb expandable hard disk space. With platform Android lollipop 5.1 nothing can go wrong here. There’s more, yup! You’ve got a finger print scanner which is blazing fast, I might say as fast as Huawei Nexus 6p! Fast charging is a necessity for every phone and you’ve gifted with VOOC charger which will give you 0% to 70%  in 30 minutes.

IPhone 6 lacks a whole lot when it comes to RAM which is 1gb DDR3, I multitask a lot and even though IPhone 6 memory management is superb, I’ve managed to hang it 2-3 times. Something similar goes for Samsung A7 with 2gb RAM & Qualcomm snapdragon 615 chipset the phone feels faster but the moment you switch between heavy apps, the phone lags and sometimes the  apps crashes.

 

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Now the thing you’ve been waiting for – CAMERA!  You’ve got 13mp rear camera with f/2.2 lens with autofocus. I love the shutter speed on this lens and what ever I click from this phone indoors or outdoors the results are surprisingly good. Along with that you’ve got other shooting modes like time lapse, video, beauty and panorama, Ultra HD, filters, GIF animation, double exposure and also control option for ISO, shutter speed and white balance. Now on the front you’ve got 16MP sensor along with a  f/2.0 lens …… Amazing right! That’s why the tagline “Selfie Expert”! That’s not all, there’s a feature called beauty mode, which reduces the noise in the pictures beautifully without blurring the features. You will be amazed with the tech it comes with.

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With OPPO F1 plus Selfie Expert

 

 

Here both IPhone 6  and Samsung A7 are both good camera phones when it comes to their sole performance, however there’s a ‘BUT’, the IPhone 6’s 8mp with f/2.2 has a lot to match with Samsung A7’s 13mp with f/2.0 and OPPO F1 plus’s 13mp with f/2.2. While you are offered with picture filters in all three phones but OPPO F1 plus’s control option for shutter speed, ISO, white balance provides better flexibility for advance photography. The only thing I miss is in the video category and that is Slow-mo video option which is missing in OPPO F1 plus, but may be that’s just me cause the Slow-mo videos hasn’t picked up on the trend yet but having that feature is always a plus sign. I’m sure OPPO has plans to come with it soon in their next version with even more better camera lenses than its predecessor.

So to sum it all up in a package in OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert, you are getting 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, Fingerprint reader, Great rear facing camera, Possibly the best selfie camera out there, VOOC fast charging, Thin bezels, Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

You just can’t go wrong with this thing. I hope you like the review and comparision. Thank you so much for reading!

 

Comfort: Dress T-Shirt & Wedge Sneakers

Comfort: Dress T-Shirt & Wedge Sneakers

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Lately I have been busy with lots of personal as well as official work. You guys might have seen me doing lots of posts, but a very less of editorials or lookbook. So, I have decided to do this quick lookbook for you guys who are missing our dose of fashion. I also feel that it has been really long since I posed and got stared from the people around! So, without missing all that further, I decided to do more lookbooks and editorials now as I think that was my actual passion. All the other posts I write are also what I like to do, but styling and creating looks, are my favourite.

This look is inspired by my collage phase. When you have limited clothes because you only get pocket money from your parents and can afford street shopping or a very less brand shopping, you always think of wearing a garment in loads of different ways. Well the T-shirt here I’m wearing is actually a sleeping dress from Forever21, which I got for only Rs. 899. I decided to team it with my leather leggings and sneaker to give it a casual and laid back look. I’m soon going to wear it as a dress as well. The sneakers which I’m wearing here are wedge heel sneakers and are super comfortable. I wore them to fashion week and trust me they are life savers.

Leaving you with more images of the look. Hope you guys like it

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Outfit:

T Shirt: Forever21

Leggings: Jabong

Shoes: Koovs

Bag: Tommy Hilfiger

Accessories: SunGlasses – Lenskart, Watch – Fossil

Jewellery Care – DIY Tips | Truly Bridal By Kalyan Jewellers

Jewellery Care – DIY Tips | Truly Bridal By Kalyan Jewellers

Hi Everyone!

Jewellery is the most important element of an Indian wedding; this is an undeniable fact! Weddings are all about the shine and the glitter a bride is wearing. Be it a family heirloom or a piece that a bride receives from her parents, they all hold a special place in any girl’s life. However, they also need proper care & maintenance. Taking good care of your wedding and trousseau jewellery will add that extra charm to your look every time you wear it.

Shreya Jain, jewellery expert for Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers, will share some tips on how to take care of your jewellery in the easiest possible ways. So, all the brides-to-be, keep these tips in mind and don’t take your wedding jewellery for granted.

# The Glittering Gold

To maintain the shine of your gold jewellery, jewellers usually recommend getting it polished regularly. Washing it with soap is a big no-no! Gold jewellery should never be put in a bowl of soapy water. Jewellery should be rubbed with a clean cloth or a dry toothbrush to clean the engraving and then be cleaned with a cotton cloth dipped in lukewarm water.

Girls, don’t forget to dry out your jewellery before storing it in a box or pouch.

# Polki Sets

Your polki set is super-super prone to moisture. If you keep it in the velvet box given to you by the jeweller, chances are, you can avoid the moisture and prevent your jewellery from losing its shine. Make sure you put all your sets in separate boxes in order to avoid damage resulting from entangling.

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# Wedding Ring

We girls just want to show off that big rock all the time! However, you don’t want to damage it. Though, diamonds are forever, remove your precious ring while you are in the kitchen or doing other household chores.

For a new bride, it’s an amazing feeling to be able to flaunt her prized possessions. Hence, following these simple tips and making a little effort will help you in preserving your trousseau jewellery for many more years! So share these tips with all the new brides and the brides-to-be!

If you found these tips helpful, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel, Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers for tips, tricks and expert guidance.

Sidharths Top 5 Looks with American Swan

Sidharths Top 5 Looks with American Swan

Hi Everyone!
 
Today, the fashion trends are constantly changing. From frilly lace shirts to floral blazers, to open neck bowling shirts to wide legged trousers, men’s fashion trends also wait for no one. We truly enjoyed watching the whole transformation of the top 5 looks created by American swan for this ad shoot. This is the first look at the trends we expect that will rock Spring/Summer 2016 by American Swan as seen on the brand ambassador, Sidharth Malhotra.
 
#Look 1: Classic As I Am
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Whether it is a first date or your best friend’s wedding, a formal or an informal occasion, dress up in your party suit and replace your standard tie with a bow-tie.
 
 
The next big style icon of 2016 is the bow-tie. A bow-tie is a blast from the past which is making a serious style statement in the men’s fashion world this season.
#Look 2: Urbane As I Am
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#Look 3: Blue As I Am

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Whether you like to keep your personal style casual or redefined, quality denim is a solid foundation and a must have in your wardrobe. Simply, team your favorite pair of denims with a slightly lighter shade of denim shirt and a pair of sneakers or biker boots, as per your personal style. Sidhrath Malhotra is seen in biker boots for a more macho look.
 
 
#Look 4: Easy As I Am
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#Look 5: Sporty As I Am

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Comfy, cozy and cool. These are the three words that describe the laid back trend of wearing sweat pants. Pair sweat pants with a bright colored polo t-shirt and a pair of low-key trainers and you are good to go.
 
 
So, now that you know the top 5 fashion looks for Spring/Summer 2016, it’s time to go shopping:bit.ly/Top5Looks! #SidharthsTop5Looks #AmericanSwan
 
 
Do let us know which of these trends you will try.
 
 
 
A Fun Evening with Colin & Brad

A Fun Evening with Colin & Brad

Hi Everyone!

Black Dog Sparkling Water presents Easy Evenings and look who’s back, everyone’s favourite Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from “WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?”

I don’t know where to begin because nothing was scripted. hhhhmmmmmmmmm OKAY! OKAY! OKAY! The show was opened by Anu Menon aka Lola Kutty from Channel V. She did a short segment on her Gujju hubby which was hilarious.

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Then came the stars of the show Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. They explained the audience that nothing in this show is scripted and the audience will be a part of this entire show till the end and boy did they prove it bang on!!

The show was divided into 5 sections and the first one was…

You move me baby!

In this segment our star comedians picked a couple and ask them to play as puppet masters where Colin & Brad will be playing as puppets and you can move them in any posture or position and they have to remain in that posture and build the sketch from there . The base of this scene was “two friends, finding a midget fisherman in Greece”

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Section 2

Of the people, by the people, for the people.

This was a huge one, Oh, I hear you ask how? You greedy readers cause I’ll TELL YOU HOW!. 😛 In this sketch Colin and Brad picked 10 volunteers for their sketch. YUP! Here’s how the sketch unfolds, All of these 10 volunteers form a queue and whenever Colin or Brad raise their hand during their sketch, the volunteer at the front says whatever he has in his mind and our talent duo picks it up from there. Summary of this sketch- two mountain climbers climb onto a mountain to save a gorilla, beware do not let the gorilla be anywhere behind you cause if you’ll do, it will F**K YOU! Yes we Indians get naughty during volunteering and we loved it :P.

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Crime alley codename thiruvananthapuram.

In this sketch Colin plays a criminal and Brad plays the cop. Colin puts on his noise reducing headphones  and Brad builds the case off of audience suggestions. The case was, that “Colin stole Donald Trump’s wig and hid it in Hillary Clinton’s underwear drawer, then he eat a live radioactive squirrel and left a masala dosa at the crime scene and all of this happened in Thiruvananthapuram. “ Yup, now Colin had to guess and confess all of this to Brad based on the hints he will give him and I tell you what, he got it all right, I give him A Okay.

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Sound of music

In this sketch our talent duo picked a couple again from the audience and their task was to put the special effects noise to anything what Colin or Brad do. EXAMPLE- If Colin does a mime of closing a car door, then one of our volunteers will make the door-shutting noise. BEST Sketch of the evening. The scenario here was, two guys go to a Rodeo but instead of broncos they ride crocodile. By the end of this sketch I was laughing so hard that my face was aching.

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OPERA

Last but not the least. The summary of this sketch is that Aliens have attacked and they’re taking all our sheeps. So Brad has invented a vacuum-sheep-sucking machine and wants Colin’s help to infiltrate the alien UFO and save all the sheep using that machine, but all of this was done in a les Miserables / Opera Style.

So that was the end of the show, the best part was that there are no spoilers to Colin and Brad show. Every show is unique and totally improvised right there and I love the format of involving the audience. So please, next time if you hear these names again, grab the tickets and witness the laughter in its purest form. Boom there I said IT!!

A shout out to Black Dog Sparkling Water for organizing this brilliant event!

 

BirthDay Celebration with Da Milano SS16 Collection

BirthDay Celebration with Da Milano SS16 Collection

Hi Everyone!

I have attended lots of events in the past, but this one was very special, actually was made special to me. March is my birthday month and this year I was working on my Birthday by attending events. I love attending events because you get to meet new people, know lots of new stuff going around and meet friends. This time there were two events lined up on my birthday and the first one was the Da Milano Wooba and SS’16 collection launch.

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Wooba is a simplistic versatile approach to revolutionize travel. The range is known for its precision, durability, lightweight & performance. Each product is crafted to give a contemporary spin to the regular travel gear, experimenting with the extremely durable canvas paired with leather trims on the edges. The collection is fabricated with best-in-class material, functional superiority and technical innovation to compliment the unique lifestyles of refined travelers.

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I was feeling so light and colourful on that day because of Da Milano’s Spring-Summer collection which has Floral Print leather bags. We all know that girls are already crazy about bags, especially me. If I’m going for shopping I cannot get back without buying a bag. The Collection comes in an amazing plethora of floral design sensibilities and amazingly bright & sheeny colors and at the same time. The collection contains luxury and styles that are associated with the brand to give every woman her personal style statement.

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I totally had fun meeting my fellow blogger friends who bought me gifts (Smiley-Smiley) and meeting with the lovely Da-Milano team at their outlet. DA Milano is an iconic award-winning premium leather accessories brand, uniquely positioned as a leading International player in the leather fashion accessories market and it was an honor to be a part of the launch. So go and check out Da-Milano’s Wooda and their new SS’16 collection. I’m sure you will love it the way I did.

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Thank you so much for reading!

Now you can shop online, you just need to visit http://www.damilano.com and your chic buy is just a click away.

How My Life Goes Around The Asus ZenPad 7.0

How My Life Goes Around The Asus ZenPad 7.0

Hi Everyone!

Lately, I have been inspired by the new technologies which are coming to our way and cheering us. I get very curious and want to learn more about the new and better world of technology for me and my work. Who does not want to be updated and look for more convenient ways to be everywhere at the same time. Being a blogger and writing about new stuff, I need lots of knowledge and always have to be update to date. I have been adding new technologies to my kitty recently with a new phone and now with a pad and I’m talking here about the Asus ZenPad 7.0.

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The Asus Zenpad has some amazing cool features which makes it different from the others in the market. It has a wonderful 7 inch display which makes watching videos and typing or drawing super convenient. I love playing youtube videos songs while I’m working on any projects. It also has a 3450 mAh battery which last up to 8 hours. It also has Intel 64 bit quad core processor with 3D graphic support that delivers smooth, responsive performance and immersive entertainment experiences.The battery and processor makes it awesome to play games or browse over the internet. You can connect your game controller and play games on your pad as well with the help of an OTG USB Cable. My friends love this feature in the pad!

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The pad comes with a separate cover which has 5.1-channel surround sound speaker which provides Premium Sound and SonicMaster technology provide further enhancement, ensuring the ultimate audio experience which truly makes the pad a great and unique device to carry and show off.  It made listening to music or talking on skype so convinent.

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I’m very happy with my new Asus ZenPad as not only it gave me all the above features but also has a style statement. The Pad looks smart with the leather cover which come with it. It is very helpful during the past few days, especially the crazy fashion week days. The pad has a 8 GB of inbuilt memory and can extend up to 64 GB so I was clicking pictures and videos of the shows like crazy and uploading them. You might have seen them if you are following me on my snapchat.

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I take my pad everywhere I go and it has been a reliable friend ever since I bought it. I love drinking my coffee while checking out the fashion trends on the pad, always in contact with the world while I’m travelling or busy with projects, listening to music whenever I’m bored, click selfies with my friends and uploading them on social media in seconds. In one line: It has changed my view of connecting with the world.

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Thank you Asus ZenPad 7.0 for being my friend and helping me through with everything. I’m a true fan of Asus and their devices and the ZenPad is my new craze. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you like the ZenPad as much as I do.

 

The Bohemian Bridal Makeup Look | Truly Bridal By Kalyan Jewellers

The Bohemian Bridal Makeup Look | Truly Bridal By Kalyan Jewellers

Hi Everyone!

The wedding is something most women have dreamt about since their childhood. Mostly, all brides are expected to doll up and sit pretty but if you’re a bride who is free-spirited and wants to be different, Shreya Jain, Jewellery and Beauty Expert for Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers, has picked out a perfect makeup look which is totally off-beat and true to your Bohemian spirit. A Boho bride is all about subtle, no-fuss makeup!

#Radiant Glow:

Women who prefer the natural look over heavy makeup, will love this look; it’s fresh, glowing and playful. A lot actually depends on your skin tone. Remember to not keep your foundation too loud. A bronzer will accentuate your cheekbones, without making it look gaudy. For the cheeks, stick to a soft pink blush, as it works for almost all skin tones.

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# Eyes:

In order to get your Boho makeup right, start with your eyes. A light primer and a concealer can add to your radiance and help you get the look right. Minimalism is what is what you need! So, choose an eye shadow that is a shade closest to your skin tone, this would bring a glow to your skin making you look fab!

Dark brown eyeliners are the best to use because they bring out an intense glow in your eyes! Once done, apply false lashes and marry them with your real lashes using thick mascara coats.

# Lips

For the lips, it would be best to stick to lip stainers with a peachy-nude touch. If you choose to use a lipstick, remember to have a tone lighter than the other color tones on your face, or else it would mess up the balance of your Boho Chic look.

#Hairdo

To complete your look, opt for voluminous messy curls or a messy fishtail braid. Along with elaborate headgear or a beautiful handmade flower crown if you are in the mood to have some more fun with your look.

Here is Shreya Jain’s detailed tutorial on how to get the perfect Boho look:

All you brides-to-be out there, you know you want to look Boho Chic for at least one of your wedding functions! You can even do this makeup look for your friend’s wedding as well. Now’s your chance to rock your wedding, be light on the skin and look absolutely stunning at the same time!

If you found these tips helpful, don’t forget to subscribe to Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers for more such tips, tricks and expert guidance to make you look gorgeous on your D-day.