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Our Wedding Journey

Our Wedding Journey

Hi Everyone!

I know this post was long pending and after we completed one year of our wedding, it is high time that I show you our wedding journey through these beautiful pictures which were taken during the time. Whenever I thought of writing this blog post, I always get nervous and tell myself ‘Maybe next time’. But, it is finally the time that I should share our beautiful bonding with you.

We started our friendship around 11 years back when we met at my brother’s engagement. We became really close friends quickly and after a year we both confessed that we like each other which is more than our friendship. Well, it might sound very casual and happy go lucky, but the reality was much more of a mixture of ups and downs. While we survived for another 10 years of our relationship through lots of thick and thin, our love and respect for each other grew more and more. Five years back we decided to open up our blog together and after all of your love and support to our blog, we have finally opened up our Fashion Label ‘House of RUDA’.

We both did hard work in this relationship which finally turned into our ‘Happily Ever After’ and running almost around a year starting with the special meeting of our parents for our wedding discussion to getting the perfect outfit and to manage a memorable day for everyone, the three days of our wedding extravaganza started.

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Our wedding started with our engagement which happened on 22nd November 2016. I always wanted to wear a ballroom gown in one of my special days. As we are Hindus and we have to wear Indian attire, wearing a wedding gown is out of the list. So, I decided to wear it on my engagement. We literally created this gown from the scratch starting with selecting the color to the embroidery and the vial. I was very nervous about this attire as how the final look will be and will everyone like it or not! I was really happy that everyone loved it and I actually got lots of compliments on the gown.

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The next day was the Mehendi night. I decided to keep the look simple so that I will be comfortable enough to move and dance around. I added custom-made flower jewelry for my Mehendi look. The next day which was 24th November 2016, was the wedding day. In morning, we had puja, which in Bengali we call ‘Nanni Mukh’ in which we remember our four fathers. I wore Bengali red bordered traditional sari for the ceremony. Followed by Haldi ceremony for which I wore a georgette yellow sari with a loose braid.

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After the house ceremonies, I quickly had my lunch and rushed towards the venue where my makeup artist was waiting to get started with my wedding look. My wedding lehenga was a blood red lehenga with double dupatta.

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My makeup artist Alok, did a fantastic job and I was super happy with the makeup and the hairdo. I’m so blessed that I have got my second parents so awesome and loving and a little sister. Now, I have two families to take care of and I love it.

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I hope you like all the looks. Thank you so much for reading this and sending all your love.

Day 1 Look AIFW & Meet and Greet Invite

Day 1 Look AIFW & Meet and Greet Invite

Hi Everyone!

I wore this outfit on the day 1 of the Amazon India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018. The T-Shirt is from Nida Mehmood’s latest sports collection which was showcased at the runway. I received this T-Shirt 2 days prior to the show and I was wondering what to pair with this which can make it stand out. I decided to create a skirt with patches all over. We ran around the whole Delhi to find out these patches and net to create the skirt. First I thought some tailor will make the skirt for me but when every tailor around my place said no because it was Diwali time and last minute, I decided to sew this on my own.

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I finished making the skirt overnight and wore it the next day to the fashion week. There is a saying ‘Hard work always pays off’! The outfit was a great hit at the fashion week and it also got featured in HT City (super happy about the feature).

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I have an awesome news for everyone! I’m hosting a meet and greet again with ColorBar this 20th November and inviting 5 of my followers to come and experience the amazing makeover, spend time with me and the Colorbar team, and take home the Get Gorgeous Kit which ColorBar has just launched. To be a part of it, all you have to follow the below easy steps:

  1. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  2. Share the post for this activity which we have published, on your all three social media handles (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and tag us.
  3. Reply below, why do you want to be a part of the meet & greet with your social media handles and email id.

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We will take the entries until 19th November and announce the winner on 20th November. The selected winners will be sent an email invitation with the venue and timing details. Thank you so much for reading and hope you guys participate.

OUTFIT:

T-Shirt: Nida Mehmood

Shorts: Forever21, Skirt: DIY

Shoes: Koovs.com

Accessories: Glasses- Fovever21, Bag – Thailand and Necklace – Flee Market (Colaba, Mumbai)

Orange Fever with Jacket Dress

Orange Fever with Jacket Dress

Hi Everyone! Durga Puja and Dussehra just went by and Diwali is coming on our way. Lots of festivity and celebration going on and on this very special occasion (I’m so excited to tell you!), we have launched our Women Western Wear in the name of RUDA and we have started selling on Shopclues, Flipkart, and Voonik. We are also on Instagram and Facebook through which you can see our products and place the order.

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We have big plans for the brand to make it reach great heights starting with opening its own website and fashion trend. We are working on to make this brand available for everyone and we need your help for a successful venture. We need your love and support, so please like and share our Insta page and facebook page and check our products.

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While we were busy launching the brand, I quickly edited these pictures and started writing this blog post. I was roaming around GK Part 2 Market when I saw this beautiful jacket which you can wear as a dress also. It’s not always mandatory that big brands have trendy products. Small retailers also make amazing pieces if you have the eyes to search it. I immediately fall in love with this jacket because I love the pieces to be in my wardrobe which can be worn in various different ways. Here, I’m wearing it as a dress as well as paired it with my tank top and mini skirt to make it look like a jacket worn over a dress.

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I hope you had a great festive week and looking forward to Diwali like me! Do not forget to like our pages 😊

OUTFIT:

Jacket: GK M Block Market

Skirt: Only India

Shoes: Catwalk

Necklace: Forever21

InFocus Launches the Beauty and the Beast – Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus – in India

InFocus Launches the Beauty and the Beast – Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus – in India

Hi Everyone!

As a blogger, I travel a lot and attend lots of events. Lately, I have been attending few mobile launches which are really amazing, where we all get to learn what is new in the market and some amazing new technologies which these brands are launching on their devices. I recently attended the InFocus mobile launch event where this American technology mobile manufacturers launched their new smartphones – Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus in the Indian Market. Let’s talk about the newly launched phone one by one and see what the brand is offering in these two smartphones.

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InFocus Snap 4

When I was watching the launch of this phone, the one thing that came to my mind was the phone actually made keeping the requirement of an incredible camera on the go. The new InFocus Snap 4 is uniquely designed to take amazing selfies and pictures. It comes equipped with 4 amazing cameras (dual rear and dual front) which include 13MP AF with 8MP dual rear camera with LED Flash Light, Digital Zoom for vibrant images and 8MP dual front-facing cameras to capture moments and click bright pictures to create memories even in low light conditions.

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The phone is also equipped with the fingerprint sensor which is very responsive. Powered by MediaTekMT6750N, 1.5 GHz OctacoreCortex-A53 processor and the Android Nougat operating system, the smartphone offers smooth and seamless performance along with easy multi-tasking. The Snap 4 off a rs striking and clear display with its unique 5.2 inch2.5D Curved Display, HD On-Cell IPS screen. It comes loaded with 4GB RAM + 64GB variant which is expandable up to 128GB memory (through micro SD) making it an ideal device to store data, images, and videos. The look of the phone is premium with all metal uni-body finish.

InFocus Snap 4 will be available at Rs11,999 from 26th September 12.00 PM onwards exclusively available on Amazon.in.

InFocus Turbo 5 Plus

This phone is also made keeping the great pictures we all need in mind but with a little more pocket-friendly. The Turbo 5Plus features dual rear camera setups well. This phone also has the smart finger print sensor. The InFocus Turbo 5 Plus has a 13MP AF and 5MP dual rear camera with Digital Zoom and a 5MP selfie camera, for clicking clear, lively, and sharp images.

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The Turbo 5Plusoffers a rich experience with intelligent and stylish features. The MediaTekMT6750, 1.5GhzOctacoreCortex-A53 processor enables a quick response with smooth multitasking option. The device is backed with a 4850mAh battery which lasts upto34 days of standby time. Sporting a 5.5inch, HD IPS 2.5D Curved Display, the sleek uni-body metal finish adds style to this device. It also becomes perfect companion for rich multimedia experience for long hours. The front fingerprint sensor is responsive making the accessibility to applications easy for the users. The smartphone has an in-built 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM which can be further extended to 64GB with micro SD card.

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The Turbo 5 Plus will be available at Rs8,999 from 21st September 12.00 AM onwards exclusively available on Amazon.in.

Here is a closer look and specifications of both the phones:

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Both the devices are great looking and made keeping the millennials in mind. Look out for these two devices which are launching soon and going to blow everyone’s mind.

Thank you for reading!

HAiROOTZ Eva: Solution to the HairFall

HAiROOTZ Eva: Solution to the HairFall

We all know that to look great, your hair plays a very important role. There are various reasons for hair fall. Let’s learn about the reasons which actually make your hair to fall:

Poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle: If you are eating all wrong, not taking your eight-hour sleep, stress or any health issue can be a reason of your hair fall.

Pollution: We all know that with every passing year, pollution is also increasing. It does not only affect your skin but also affect your hair. Because of the pollution, the hair gets damaged and hair fall starts.

Sun and changing weather: Sun damage can make your hair discolored, rough and lifeless and changing weather can cause dandruff which leads to hair fall.  

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Chemicals: We use shampoo to clean our hair and make it look fresh. The shampoo that is used to keep hair clean and free from dandruff attacks normally contains sulphate which in turn makes hair fall worse.  

Not only men, women also suffer from baldness now and this leads to depression and lack of confidence. There are many oils, medicines, shampoos, chemicals in the market which assures you that it will stop the hair fall. Some works for you but hair fall actually never stops and it keeps happening back after few weeks. It is very important to give your body important nutrients which are used to maintain healthy hair and prevent hair loss. Two such nutrients are grape seed extract and biotin. Let us know the importance of these two ingredients:

Benefits of Grape Seed Extract: It helps stimulates the hormones in the human body which result to fight hair fall. Increases the blood circulation and oxygen in the hair follicle and your hair root strengthens with the passage of time. It works as a wonderful antioxidant that promotes anti-ageing benefits. Grape Seed Extract also protects hair cells from damage caused by oxidation, which helps in allowing your tresses to stand firm and last longer before they fall off.

Benefits of Biotin: Biotin strengthens hair roots by breaking down fats and amino acids as per the body’s requirement which reduces the breakage of hair & prevents split-ends. It increases the elasticity of hair which minimizes hair breakage and helps strengthen and thicken hair. Biotin also encourages the growth of hair and skin cells.

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Now, that we know what causes hair fall and what can save it, do you know how you can intake Grape Seed extract and Biotin to keep your hair healthy? Well, Dr. Reddy’s HAiROOTZ Eva is a solution to that! HAiROOTZ soflets contain a wealth of essential minerals and vitamins such as selenium, iron, and zinc on the one hand and biotin, folic acid and calcium pantothenate on the other. It is available in the form of easy to swallow soflets that are water soluble and are easy to digest. Once the gelatinous shell is dissolved the nutrients inside it are absorbed by the circulatory system and transported to the scalp. For the results to be visible, you must take one HAiROOTZ soflet once a day for a minimum of three to four months. It will provide your hair with the nutrition and you will see that your hair has become much shinier and healthier than before.

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We cannot change the weather, pollution or chemicals but we can use HAiROOTZ soflets to fight back these common hair problems, especially hair fall.

Click on the link https://goo.gl/UL9vEi to get the product! Also, HAiROOTZ Eva is running a contest on their Facebook page. To participate in the same login here: https://www.facebook.com/hairootz/

Peace: Oversized Crop Top & Torn Jeans

Peace: Oversized Crop Top & Torn Jeans

Hi Everyone!

We have recently visited Nainital where we stayed at Two Chimneys for which we have done a review blog (here) and VLog (here) on our channel. The place was so beautiful that we also used their location for our lookbook shoot. I totally love to shot in a location which is quiet and serene and you can actually get lots of beautiful pictures. Though this place was not very quiet as in the middle of shot we have to pack and run because a group of monkeys came to visit us. Well, that was a little scary (a lot!).

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For this look, I have paired a torn high waist jean which is folded from the bottom for it to look like a boyfriend jeans. The top is from Zara which I got recently on sale. There was this huge clearance sale going on at Zara and I have managed to a bagged couple of great pieces and one of them is this beautiful oversized crop top. I totally love the way the top has a metallic detail on it which makes it look rug and fancy at the same time.  

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To finish off the look, I paired the metallic brogues which also have wedge heels which I love in these shoes. Who does not like to feel comfortable and have the confidence of heels at the same time? Well, I do! Also, the statement jewelry piece – The Chokers. I love how beautifully the chokers added that trend outlook to the whole pairing. This season you can see the Choker fashion everywhere. It was once famous in 90’s fashion which again came back with a bang!

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Thank you so much for reading. I hope you like the look!

Beauty Event: VLCC Makeup Looks 2017

Beauty Event: VLCC Makeup Looks 2017

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever attended a fashion show which showcased beauty looks? Well, I have recently attended the VLCC Makeup Looks for their 2017 season. They showcased their different looks which they recently launched as a fashion show. Many designers and brands collaborated with VLCC in this event to present some mind blowing looks.

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Who does not love makeup and when it is happening right in front of your eyes? It is always a treat to watch. VLCC did a fabulous job in this event where they spellbound us with their four different looks. The event started with the greet and lunch in Delhi and we all waited anxiously for the fashion show and to see the looks. We then get seated and the show started with a bang. Everyone was ready with their camera and phones to start recording. Ms. Neeti Palta hosted the show and made us laugh through the entire event with her humor. I totally love how she entertained us throughout the show. The show started with Mrs. Beautiful Earth and Mrs. India 2017 walking the ramp. The two lovely ladies gracefully walked the ramp with beautiful makeup and gowns. 

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VLCC showcased four different looks at the bridal show 2017 and the first look was Vintage Look. The models came wearing beautiful Samant Chauhan vintage gowns. The VLCC vintage makeup looks flawless on every model. Totally love how the looks took us back to the vintage era with gorgeous gowns, winked liner and beautiful jewelry. The second set of the look was the dramatic look. With bold facial makeup, the dramatic look came out as a statement. Massive hair-do, bold strokes of facial makeup and to top it up was the Rina Dhaka gowns felt us speechless. It was definitely a major hit.

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The third look was the Red Carpet look. The models look sexy with Nikita Tondon gowns, puffy buns and smoky eyes. The glamorous VLCC makeup made the models look perfect for the red carpet walk. I would love to carry one of the looks as my next Amazon India Fashion Week look. I was also drooling over the beautiful gowns showcased in this set of looks.

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The fourth and the final look was the bridal look which was the most awaited look. With beautiful Anjali and Arjun Kapoor gowns and lehenga, the models look dazzling. The makeup and the hairdo made the bridal look reach to another height. First, we saw eight beautiful bridal looks and the then came the showstopper of the event which was Esha Gupta. She looked mesmerizing and took our breath away with her perfect lehenga, bridal makeup, and flower braid.

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I totally love all the different looks which VLCC came up this season. Visit their store this wedding season to get your awesome bridal makeup and look ravishing.

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Hotel Review: Two Chimneys at Gethiya, Nainital

Hotel Review: Two Chimneys at Gethiya, Nainital

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever been to a place where clouds pass through you and you are so close to nature that you do not want to step out of your hotel? Well, we have encountered a place like this known as Two Chimneys which is in Gethiya, Nainital. It is a luxury boutique home stay in the lap of a beautiful hill side. Two Chimneys is about 6 hours drive from Delhi ( 285 km) and our road trip to Gethiya was pleasant as the highways were excellent. The drive towards Two Chimneys is very simple if you are using Google Maps. It will show the direction towards the hotel through the shortest possible route.

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We left for Two Chimneys around 5 am to avoid the office traffic at Delhi border. We reached the hotel around 11.30 am in which we took one pit stop for our breakfast at the MacDonald’s at Gajraula. As we reached way early than the check in time, we have been asked to wait while the hotel offered us refreshments. The manager of the hotel Ms. Manju is a very warm and friendly person. She asked us if our journey was good and if we need another room till our room is getting ready for us to relax.

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The first look to me of the hotel was spacious, warm interior which will give you a feel like home, calm and close to nature. The room in which we stayed was Deodar Suite which has one room with double bed, a small lounge area with another single bed, one huge washroom and an atique with another double bed. The hotel has eight rooms and one ridge bungalow, a beautiful swimming pool, one living room, reading room, game room and a huge park to sit outside with benches and table chairs. 

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I totally love the feel of the hotel and how beautifully the hotel has been made. This place is a century old home and was built in 1890 by the wife of a British army officer. When she died in the 1940s, she left the house to her faithful retainer. It was from his descendants that the current owners bought the house in 1999. They then converted the charming cottage into this beautiful living space which is now known as Two Chimneys.

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The moment I enter the gates of Two Chimneys, the silence, the serenity of nature caught my notice. The whole place gives you a British feeling as the place is created from the ruins of an English cottage. The breakfast is included with every room you will book with this hotel. The menu is not very lavish and you will get three to four dishes as the main course with one dessert. You can also order room service or sit and eat outside as per your wish. The staff is very helpful and courteous.

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If you are lucky you also might see leopard roaming around at night but I will suggest to be always alert and keep your distance. You will also see various different birds, Monkey and Gray Langurs which are very common in that place. We stayed there for two nights and we wanted to stay more. It is a must visited place and I will be definitely going to stay with Two Chimneys again.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you like the review.

I will give this hotel a Five Star Rating.