Monthly Archives: August 2016

Win a Photoshoot with Daboo Ratnani with OPPO F1s

Win a Photoshoot with Daboo Ratnani with OPPO F1s

Hi Everyone!

Who does not know about the ace photographer Daboo Ratnani? He is the leading fashion photographer and has clicked many celebrities. At the launch event of OPPO F1s, Daboo Ratnani announced a contest for the OPPO F1s users and guess what, the contest is live now and if you win Daboo Ratnani will do your photoshoot and you will be featured in a leading fashion magazine!

So, without wasting time, I posted my selfie picture taken from my OPPO F1s and I request you to please vote for me.

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I have been a great fan of OPPO phone, especially because of its incredible camera features and with the launch of OPPO F1s – the selfie expert, not only me, but all our celebrities are getting crazy with their selfie clicked by the F1s. I have also blogged about the without makeup selfies of the celebs with their OPPO F1s (here) and now that the contest is up and running, I have seen lots of new celebrities selfies for the same. Here are some of them :

Anita Hasnandani

 

Adah Sharma

 

Karan Tacker

 

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Any 5 lucky winners can win the dream of getting clicked by  Daboo Ratnani featured in a leading fashion magazine. The contest is very simple with easy steps. All you have to so is upload a selfie clicked through the OPPO F1s on the website. Is this not amazing? So join me in this amazing contest!

Full Review & Product Details – Fab Bag August 2016

Full Review & Product Details – Fab Bag August 2016

Hi Everyone!

I have been doing Fab bag reviews on my YouTube channel, but as I was sick this month due to bad viral, I did not actually have that energy to do a video thus I’m doing a blog review for you guys. Fab Bag arrived on time and it actually arrives really early. As always I was very excited to receive it and show you guy. Finally, now that I’m fine and collected my energy to write this post, here is the full review of the August Fab Bag.

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About the Fab Bag and what is it:

Fab Bag is a monthly subscription bag which contains 4-5 beauty products (sometimes accessories) and it comes once a month and has been customised according to your feedback. You can do one, three, six or twelve months subscription by paying the subscription fees. For more details, please check their website here: http://www.fabbag.com/

About August Fab Bag:

The bag looks pretty with pink polka dots in it. This is zipper pouch which Fab Bag normally makes. These bags are pretty useful for travelling or making it your makeup pouch and keeping it in your handbag. Overall, I love the look of this month’s Fab Bag.

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What I have received in the August Bag:

  1. Geri G. Gloss Creme
  2. Just Herbs Malabar Lemon Grass Invigorating Body wash
  3. Kronokare Anti Turm Repaining Hair Oil
  4. Natural Bath & Body – Face Masque
  5. Livon Serum
  6. Two product pamphlets

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More About the products:

Let us start looking at the products one by one-

Geri G. Gloss Creme: If you are a regular subscriber of Fab Bag, they sometimes send you a link which contain few products out of which you can select one for your next Fab Bag. When Fab Bag asked by giving me a few options, I selected this lip gloss for me. I was looking for a gloss which should be wearable over a lipstick and should keep my lips hydrated.

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When I received this gloss, first, I thought I completely screwed by ordering such light shade. But to my surprise, it goes very well with different lipsticks. It has a light bubblegum smell and it is a little sticky which is normal with every lip gloss. The shade name of this gloss is Sweetness and I have received the full size product. The price of the same is Rs. 1000. To be frank, I like the gloss and it stays for long and keeps my lip hydrated.

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Just Herbs Malabar Lemon Grass Invigorating Body wash: I really love when I receive body wash and this one of course made me happy. This is a sample size product. I have not yet used this product, but it does smell like Lemon Grass and I love this smell. It smells so fresh and aqua that it is making me happy by just smelling it. I have received a 50Ml product and the full size of this product is 200ml for Rs. 545. The product says it is Paraben & SLS/SLES Free which is definitely a good news.

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Kronokare Anti Turm Repaining Hair Oil : I’m not a big hair oil fan and I will be very honest that I do not like to oil my hair. Recently I have been suffering from a lot of hair fall and rough hair because of the regular heat styling. So, I’m thinking of using this hair oil for sure. The bottle says that its 100% natural. It has a unique blend of geranium, lavender and peppermint essential oils bring a superior nourishment and moisture to your hair. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, this formula delivers essential nutrients to the hair and protects it from future damage. I have received a 30ml product and the packaging says it is for Rs. 225, however, my pamphlet says that a 500ml product will cost Rs. 2875.

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Natural Bath & Body – Face Masque: Well, I’m not a great fan of changing my beauty routine as I have sensitive skin. I will probably gift this face Masque to someone. The product says ‘Nature’s most powerful antioxidants – Vitamin C, grapefruit oil and plant extracts – team up together to create this whitening gel pack.’ Anyways I’m also not a fan of whitening formulas as well. The product has a very strong smell of perfume. I have received a 50ml product and the price is not mentioned in it, but the pamphlet says that the price for 100ml product is Rs. 215.

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Livon Serum: I have received three pouches of Livon serum which contains 3ml each and cost Rs. 5. We all know about the Livon Serum so I’m not opening the pouches and I probably give this so someone as well as I have lots of hair serum stored at my place now.

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So that is all about this month Fab Bag. Overall, I like the products and I will definitely use the first three products. I always love when Fab Bag sends makeup products.

Thank you so much for reading! Let me know if you like more such reviews :)

Off-The-Shoulder: Printed Top & Black Skirt

Off-The-Shoulder: Printed Top & Black Skirt

Hi everyone, I have been trying to write this post for two days now. Actually, I have been suffering from viral fever from the past five days now and could not gather the strength to sit and finish this post. Finally, I have decided to finish it and post it. This changing weather is making everyone falling sick. The other day I went to the doctors and saw so many people suffering from it. So, take care of you and your people.

Well, coming to today’s look, I have paired an off shoulder top with the high waist black skirt. Off-the-shoulder look is so in these days that I have been seeing this look everywhere and is very popular among the fashion world. You will find this pretty look under all the fashion brands. This spring trend looks so chic and adorable and you can wear it with dresses and tops. This is of course not something which you can wear everywhere, but it’s absolutely look fantastic for a brunch or evening out. I wore this look for an event and I truly love the pairing. With a few accessories like a hanging earring, shoulder clutch and black heel boots, I made this look more appropriate for an event. I hope you like the look.

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At the end all I want to say is, be very careful in this changing weather and do try this look. Thank you so much for reading the post.

Outfit

Top & Skirt: Forever21

Earring: Myntra

Bag: Madame

Shoes: Forever21

Upcoming Posh Residential: South of Gurgaon

Upcoming Posh Residential: South of Gurgaon

We were invited to the grand launch of South of Gurgaon where they spoke about this mega project. We also got to meet with the entire board of CREDAI and its associated partners. We had a great Q&A session regarding the stage of development of this mega project to the completion of this entire luxury affordable dream. I have done a blog on the same topic (here) before and the reason for doing it again is bigger.

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South of Gurgaon an initiative taken up by CREDAI (National capital region) to provide luxury housing in Gurgaon’s southern location. To base this plan and differentiate it from other promising builders is a prominent name  – Cushman & Wakefield. Yes, it is true that Cushman & Wakefield in its latest report confirms a promised growth in Sohna, South of Gurgaon. With timely completion we can anticipate urbanisation in 5 to 7 years thus making it a potential future satellite city to NCR.

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We can see moderate development happening as of now @SouthofGurgaon and to all those who fear about completion of the projects,I tell them to fear not because the Government is now keeping a close eye on all the builders, and will make sure that this development takes place in a timely manner and is up to the promised luxury standards.

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Who doesn’t want a luxury lifestyle @affordable price? I’m talking smooth connectivity to regional cities, A-class health and education facilities and I’m talking about the names like Max, Fortis etc.& Amity University, G.D. Goenka etc. CREDAI provides affordable residential housing in luscious green environment with the range of INR 61-89 lakh for 3BHK and INR 37-58 lakh for 2BHK, most of which is currently under various stages of construction.

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Changing a lifestyle towards better and healthier future is what everyone’s heart desires, and finding a wonderland in chaotic cities is something we all need a  at this time. To all those who dream of owning a luxury apartment or a bungalow like me, look no further, you’ve got South of Gurgaon.  Don’t just take my word on it, go take a look at the development with your own eyes and share it with me in the comments section as I would love to know too. Till then, dream on, thanks for reading and this is RUDA signing off.

Full Review & Price: OPPO F1s (Selfie Expert)

Full Review & Price: OPPO F1s (Selfie Expert)

Hi Everyone!

“I’m in love with the coco OPPO”… I know! I know! … But the OPPO’s new phone will make you sing this too I bet. Well, you must have seen me travelling to Mumbai for the launch of the OOPO F1s and I have also published a pre-launch blog post showing our Bollywood beauties without makeup selfies with the OPPO F1s ( Here ). Today, as the heading says we are doing a full review of the new OPPO F1s Selfie Expert and without any further delay let’s dig in.

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BODY & DISPLAY

It comes in two color variants GOLD & GREY, on the outer side the phone’s got beautiful 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with 2.5D gorilla glass 4 which weighs only 160g. The phone follows the design aesthetics from its predecessors OPPO F1 Plus simple, elegant, but powerful. With IPS LCD touchscreen showers 16 million colors on the resolution of 1280×720 with 267 ppi (pixel per inch). Also, it’s a dual SIM phone (both nano SIM), battery back up here will surely last you a day long with 3075 mAh (Non-removable).

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SOFTWARE & MEMORY

OPPO’s operating system is known as COLOR and you get all new COLOR 3.0 based on Android 5.1 which falls in hand faster, steadier, better than before. Transitions between apps are seamlessly responsive, beautiful smooth animation throughout the OS. As a blogger, I click tons of photos and with time the photo album app gets heavier, which ultimately increases loading time and this goes for all phones, but the memory management with OPPO F1s selfie phone is so brilliant no matter how heavier your photo album is the phone opens it seamlessly faster, take a bow team OPPO. Talking about memory management the new OPPO F1s selfie expert packs with Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 supports 3gb RAM and 32gb internal storage. Well, that’s not all the phone also provides an external memory slot that supports up to 128GB, I know! I wish if we can get this feature in all flagship phones too “wishful thinking”.

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And now

SELFIE EXPERT CAMERA

I don’t know how they do it, but I love it how OPPO pushes the technology with every new phone. Apart from other key features of OPPO F1s packs a powerful 16 megapixel front facing sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. It also comes with best beauty software to date that is version beautify 4.0.

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Evening Low light selfie!

 

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Morning day light selfie!

 

This feature is just awesome you have to try this hands on to believe it how beautifully you can capture selfie photos even on a bad look day. A new feature in the camera category is Filters! (Which we all dearly love). Filter as the camera option name provides a wide range of filters with a new watermarking feature allows users to imprint photos with time, date, temperature and more. Next, is the panorama Selfie feature where you just have to rotate the phone side to side and the F1s automatically stitches the entire photo together capturing your entire group and makings it into a one awesome group Selfie. Let’s talk about rear facing camera which is blazing fast at 13 Megapixel 1/3.06 sensor that supports HDR, which means say a big hello to low light photography. This helps a lot for those who like taking shots at night without flash.

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Low light street shot!

 

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Day light shot!

 

Its large pixels help in bumping up the dynamic range, which results in vivid picture with beautiful depth, it goes without saying that the F1s rear camera can give a serious blow to some flagship cameras be it a day or night time.

 

0.22s Fingerprint unlock

F1s fingerprint sensor unlocks your phone in a blink of an eye at 0.22 millisecond, that’s not all you can customize your fingers to unlock apps you desire. It will take you from standby screen to app in a same 0.22 millisecond for example, thumb to unlock camera, index finger to unlock your favourite social app, pinky finger for gallery etc. I know this is awesome right? Well, that’s not it, All of this available for only Rs. 17999.

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To wrap it all up this phone is for those who want to go beyond budget phones which gives you budget features, but don’t want to go all the way to the flagship one’s. If you ask me flagship or not, this phone is unique in its own kind, you get sweet & simple design, 16mp selfie cam, 3gb RAM which can take any heavy duty app easily, COLOR OS 3.0, beautify v4.0, HDR, 128gb expandable storage phew! All in all a “power in your pocket”.

Review Wella EIMI Styling Range: Dry Me, Root Shoot & Perfect Me

Review Wella EIMI Styling Range: Dry Me, Root Shoot & Perfect Me

Hey Everyone,

We all agree that with great outfits you need great hairstyles to go with it and to help us achieve at Wella launched their new hair products called the NEW EIMI styling range. It has Dry Me, Root Shoot and Perfect Me in it. I’m sure that you guys are interested to know more about this new range of products and why not as hair plays a very important role of our personality. So, here is a full review of the NEW EIMI styling range.

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I’m always fascinated about all the new hair products in the market. My hair goes through a lot like heat, styling and it suffers from dryness issue. You might have seen my last post with Wella where their global ambassador Patrick Cameron showed us some fun hairstyles and he bowled us up with some of his new hairstyle collection (Here). He even indicated us about this range and was very excited about it. When Wella sent me these samples for reviewing I could not hold myself and I tried all these three products.

 

 Wella Dry Me -Dry shampoo

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What the product claims:

Create volume and a manageable matte texture to achieve the desired look. Refresh hair with this formula containing tapioca starch.

How to use:

Shake well and spray it to the roots evenly (dry hairs), leave in and brush through.

Price:

Rs. 900 for 180ml

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My verdict about the Wella Dry Me

Well, I love dry shampoos as I’m mostly busy with events, shoots, office, etcs. and washing hair comes with lots of time investment. Thus, I get very excited when I hear the name Dry shampoo. It comes in a simple spray bottle with nothing very fancy. What I like about this product is it does not leave a huge amount of white patch like the other dry shampoos and it also absorbs all your oil and give the hair a matte finish and a lot of volume. A normally dry shampoo does not give you a bounce, but this one is not unlike the others. I used this the third day of washing my hair and I survived the whole week and I still do not feel any oil in my hair. The price is also comparatively in the budget. Trust me, I have used many different dry shampoos and by far this one is my favourite.

Rating: 4.5/5 (deducting .5 because I feel like the packaging could have been a little fancier) and of course I will again buy this product again.

 

Wella Root Shoot – Root Mousse

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What the product claims:

Perfect root lift is only a shot away with this mousse designed for precision application.

How to use:

Shake, Shoot, Volumise. Apply on damp hair directly onto the roots and blow dry as you wish.

Price:

Rs. 900 for 200ml

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My verdict about the Wella Root Shoot

Again the packaging is very simple with a spray nozzle. I used this product after washing my hair and blow dried it. It actually gave me a great volume and bounce. You need to brush your hair while you are blow drying and if you are not, then you might not get your desired look. I also love the smell of  this product which is very fresh and refreshing. The product does what it says. I feel like after 2 days my hair starts getting oily and then I used the Wella Dry Me to my hair.

Rating: 4.5/5

It is a great product and I would love to buy it again.

 

Wella Perfect Me – BB Lotion

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What the product claims:

Create a natural style and smoothness with this delicate lotion which adds shine, moisturises, tames fly-away hair and protects hair from the heat of styling tools.

How to use:

Pamper, perfect, protect. Apply a small amount of product to mid-lengths and ends on damp or dry hair for a luxurious feel.

Price:

Rs. 900 for 100ml

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My verdict about the Wella Perfect Me

When I saw the BB lotion written on this bottle, I wondered what this is because I have never heard anything like this for hair style. I defiantly know about the BB creams, but BB lotion was something very new. When I was going through what it does, I understood that it is a smoothing serum with heat protection. I used this product after using the Wella Root Shoot. When I blow dried my hair, it gave me a very soft and manageable hair. I love the fact that it has heat protection in it so I do not need another product for my hair as I always style my hair after every wash.

Rating: 4.5/5

It is a great value for money so I will defiantly buy it again.

All in all I love all the products and I think they go hand in hand. The whole range compliment each other and I think these are one of the best products for hair styling in the market right now. They are also great value for money. You get awesome three products within such amazing cost. I’m very happy that Wella introduced these products to all of us and I would highly recommend you to try them. You can get these products on all Wella Professional studios, Online and leading salons. I hope you like the review. #SpeakEIMI

Thank you so much for reading.

A New Dream for Gurgaon

A New Dream for Gurgaon

Everyone dreams of owning a house, flat, bungalow; depends on the choice you know, and if you are from a metropolitan city like Delhi, you need to first find a place to own a place to begin with. In case you do end up finding that sweet plot of yours, then the buying rate will burn a black hole in your pocket so big that it will suck every dream of yours including yourself. That’s why we have infrastructure development on all three sides of Delhi, and people are finally getting the homes that they always dreamt of.

When we talk about future development, planned cities, commercial hubs, and cyber party hubs, that’s just one place, and we call it Gurgaon. So without dodging any right-left and center, I’ll get to the point! Like South Delhi, Gurgaon is ready to move into its next phase that is SOUTH GURGAON (Check out here for more: South of Gurgaon…. Got you interested, right! It gets better, so keep on reading!

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Over 2000 acres of land is under development in South Gurgaon, with the licensing of 65,000 houses on 700 acres of land with lush green nature all around you to comfort that dream view you’ve always wanted, and yes, that includes your golf course and golf course Extension. Experts are already calling it the rising star of Gurgaon .  There is no denying that South of Gurgaon which is also known as Sohna will continue to soar to new heights for the next 16 years. Its a must inspect location for people who are looking for new investments or posh lifestyle in an affordable price.

There are some amazing facts that you should know about The South of Gurgaon:

1.Easily AccessibleFrom All Major Cities in Delhi NCR

Because of its amazing strategic geographical location it is easily accessible from all the major cities in Delhi NCR, i.e. South Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida.

2. Connected to major landmarks

Industrial surroundings consist of GD Goenka World School, K R Mangalam University, Amity University, Ansal University, DPS School Marutikunj, Pathways World School, KIIT Engineering College and many more to follow. Health centers like Artemis, Max, Fortis, Paras, Medanta. Hospitality business partners like Westin, Country Inn, Vivanta by Taj etc. Also, retail and entertainment hubs like ILD Trade Centre, Raheja, Omax, SRS mall, Shoppers Stop, Big Bazaar, Bharati Easy day, Spencer, Aditya Birla.

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3. Future Connectivity

It has Metro connectivity from HUDA City Centre, Gurgaon as well as Badshahpur Flyover, a 2 km elevated road for a fast, hassle-free drive. Orbital Rail Corridor connecting with all major cities of the NCR (and beyond) and Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) bypass from the south side of South of Gurgaon (under final stages of execution).

4. Higher Return on Investment

We all agree that there is no space left in Delhi and so in Gurgaon and all major developer has invested in South of Gurgaon property.

5. South of Gurgaon Is Greener than Gurgaon

Surrounded by Aravali Mountains, Damdama Lake angreen cover of more than 2600 acres, it is a truly peaceful place to live.

One cannot go wrong with so many amazing qualities when it comes to South Gurgaon. In my opinion you should definitely go and check out the South of Gurgaon stretch before you make your mind for home or investment.

An Exciting New Launch Coming Up

An Exciting New Launch Coming Up

Hi Everyone!

By the time you are reading this post, I’m on my way to an exciting event in Mumbai. It is so crazy and I’m travelling in the middle of the week that I cannot wait to tell you what it is all about. Well, it’s the OPPO’s new phone launch event which is F1s and its launching on 3rd of August and it is a selfie expert phone. It has  great features and I have recently seen many celebrities like Zareen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Tamanaah Bhatia, Mouni Roy, Amrita Rao, Neha Sharma, Neeru Bajwa, Kajal, Ranvijay taking their non makeup photos through that phone and posting. So, here are some of them:

Zareen Khan

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Bipasha Basu

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Tamanaah Bhatia

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Mouni Roy

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Amrita Rao

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Many other brands congratulated OPPO for this new launch as well which is an incredible acheivement for the brand. Below are the  list of the  brands who congratulated OPPO.

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I’m sure that by this time you guys know that this phone have an incredible camera. I look forward for the launch and will talk about this upcoming phone in my blog soon. Check out my snapchat account (fashionbyruda) for more updates on this.