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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Scouting Colleges with Collegedunia


I'm almost done with my MBA studies and I have less than two months as a 'college' student! No more student discounts haha! Off late I seem to miss the initial days I spent scouting colleges before I narrowed in on one. Honestly, at that time it was a real pain to be running around, inquiring about some basic details, looking up colleges on websites etc. 



What I figured out that most of the websites did not mention the fee structures, duration of the course, timings, intake, exam details etc Thus, I had no choice but to run around for days in the hot Indian sun to find out some basic information about the colleges I was interested in.
Recently I heard about a website called Collegedunia . 


On browsing the website, I was so surprised at the amount of important, much-needed information that the website offered about all the colleges, not only in your city but all around India. 



There was information all about the fee structure (Very Important), the course duration, location, exams needed to apply etc. 



Along with that there is also a News section that offers information about the upcoming exam dates, results, syllabus, tips on how to prepare for certain exams etc! 


So basically, I just felt so lame to not have come across this website while I was hunting around for my college! So much for being all well-read and tech-savy! :/



This website is so easy to handle and user-friendly. Even though I was a tad bit too late to use it for my benefit, I will be using this for hunting down some good Arts Colleges for my cousin next year and some great Science Colleges for my brother as well! Such a boon! In case you are on the hunt for some educational information, do check out their website!



  Here's happy me saying buhbyie! Until next time!
Love,
M
xoxo

Monday, 16 March 2015

Happy Hair Challenge - Complete!



So As you guys read in one of my previous posts, I had taken up the Garnier 30 Day Happy Hair Challenge and What I used for a span of 30 days:

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo (Rs. 135 for 175 ml)
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Strengthening Conditioner (Rs. 135 for 175 ml)


So basically this shampoo claims to nourish the scalp, lengthen, and provide the hair tips with triple nutrition using a 3-oil formula. You can even provide ample nourishment to your scalp and strengthen your hair every time you use the products. To add to that, it has a fresh, fruity fragrance! Yum!





It mainly contains:
- Olive oil, which repairs and reduces the split ends
- Coconut oil, which makes the hair 10 times stronger
- Almond oil, which restores a lustrous shine into the hair.



The conditioner also contains the mentioned 3-oil formula, which helps in detangling the hair, making it softer, smoother and a lot more easier to manage.
The shampoo lathers easily and I personally love shampoos that lather easily since it makes my job much easier to clean the scalp and the tips etc due to the sufficient soapy-lather. 

What I liked:
- Fruity fragrance


- Conditioner helps in making the hair soft, smooth and sooo shiny!

- Made my scalp really clean (read ahead for my Holi experience)
- Conditioner gave me tangle-free hair
- I did notice a reduction in the hairfall that I faced initially.


What I disliked:
- My hair tends to get greasy real soon, within 2-3days precisely and I did feel this shampoo sped up that process slightly. Probably due to the 3-oil formula which made the hair soft and shiny as well. So its actually a win-win situation.

Now in between this whole 30 day process, I celebrated the Festival of Colour called Holi with my friends. Little did I know that My hair would turn pink! Yup, it had turned pink in colour and I was so upset since I loved my 'brown coloured hair'. But this shampoo cleaned up all the horrible purple and pink colour from my scalp, and I would wash my hair everyday, trying to get the colour off gradually. Also, since this shampoo lathers up really well, it was smooth and a pleasure to use & in three washes the colour was off completely! I managed the take selfies of the Holi hair change and the process of my fabulous brown shade resurfacing!


Notice my hair all pink and its gradual cleanse?

Will I purchase this again?:
Yes, I definitely will! Its an absolute Value-For-Money. My family was pretty satisfied as well!



Hope you guys enjoyed this one month journey with Garnier along with me!
Let me know your experience in case you'll purchase it!
-Much Love,
M
xoxo


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Blue Blossoms

With the spring season reigning the current trends and fashion weeks happening all over the world, I put together a Spring time inspired look. Clean and crisp, this look was infused with the reigning floral trend coupled with a light hint of powder blue.




I paired a light powder blue net skirt, quite a Carrie Bradshaw influence I must say ;) and a floral wrap crop top together. The accessories that completed the look were c/o The Travellers Trove. This online store run by Zahra, stocks up on gorgeous pieces curated from all over the world. Now isn't that an interesting reason for you guys to check out their stuff? ;)























Crop Top, Bag & Skirt: Busy Bee
Pumps: Zara
Accessories: The Travellers Trove

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Garnier Fructis Happy Hair Challenge

So towards the end of February, Garnier sent me their Triple Nutrition Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner to use over a period of 30 days. Trust me, it was delivered to me just at the right time since I had finished using the contents of my previous bottle of shampoo and was just deciding to purchase a new one, preferably changing the brand to see if my hair would react better to some newness. 
So basically my hair texture is rough and slightly dull. It's wavy and has light curls towards the bottom which tend to look dry if not conditioned well enough. When I read that this shampoo, infused with coconut, almond & olive oil, promised to make the scalp and the tips stronger and healthier as well as help lengthen them, I was very keen to try it out!! 
I previously used an 'anti frizz' shampoo and post hair wash would put on a leave-in anti frizz serum to tone down the frizz. Initially apprehensive, I tried it out and no this is not a sponsored post so I am being completely honest, this shampoo-conditioner duo worked wonders! 
My hair felt soft, lustrous and shinier somehow!! I loved touching my own hair! I have hair colour on so it tends to get dry but my hair did not seem dry at the tips as well! And what happened to all that frizz? And no, I did not use the serum, just the shampoo and the conditioner! I am definitely buying myself some more to stock up on this shampoo+conditioner!
It's priced humbly at ₹135/- for the shampoo so it isn't even exorbitant for the results that it gives eventually!





These pictures were taken in bright sunlight and I didn't need to add any filters.

Hope you check this post out and definitely give this shampoo and conditioner a try!

Much Love,
M

Monday, 5 January 2015

Summer Calling

It has been getting really cold in Pune with temperatures dropping down to 6 degrees on some nights. With the drop in the temperature, I missed the warm, summer days all the more and recently went on a mini vacation to the beach. Goa, really was a refreshing change to my mundane life and I will be posting some pictures from my trip and telling you guys all about my sea side adventures along with Sunburn Goa experiences! Stay tuned! ;)
As for this look, it was shot by my dear friend & gifted photographer, Poorva, also a blogger (Style Spectrum) who now after moving cities, rather countries, is sitting in Binghampton, NewYork, shivering away while I soak up some sun here! (hehe)
This was a holiday inspired laid back look for those days when comfort ranks over style or fashion while on a trip or a vacay, specially a sunny sea side spot.
Believe it or not, this green top belonged to my mom, who conveniently passed it off to me! Such a treasure! The material is fabulous and I love the slight sheen in the fabric. The sunnies were a find from Goa, gifted to me by my kickass drummer friend, Pranav! ;) The shorts scream FUN! Shockingly, they were spotted by Poorva on one of our days out, for a mere 150 INR, less than $2! The fedora hat was a last minute addition and i felt it complimented the look well. The sandals were a great buy via MySmartPrice fashion which offers you the best price for the product in the market. I recommend you guys to check out their website for more information on the different products available and the different sites like Jabong, Myntra they have teamed up with! This website is a real lifesaver! They offer best prices on Shoes( Metro, Bata, Liberty, Redtape, Catwalk, Clarks etc), Watches ( Fastrack, Titan etc), Jeans ( Wrangler, Diesel, Gas etc) and many more!














 Top: Belongs to Mommy
Shorts: Thrift Street Shopping, FC Road, Pune
Sandals: Purchased via MySmartPrice
Fedora: Boutique, Lane 7, Pune
Accessories: River Island, Blur, Assorted
Sunnies: Gift from friend, Goa

Have a Happy New Year, Peeps!
-Love,
M