Thursday, June 15, 2017

OPPO F3- Selfie Expert :D


As a fashion blogger, it is a prerequisite for me to look good and in style at all times. There can be no compromise in my attire because there are public appearances to make and photo shoots to carry out so often. I like to do these things, you know? I like looking like the best version of myself, because it makes me feel good. And when it comes down to pictures, I like it when my phone actually captures the beauty and doesn’t magnify the flaws. But it’s a camera, and it’s not made to make me look flawless.

Or is it?

While I held this opinion for a long time, and also held a secret grudge against phone cameras that made me wish for better lighting all the time, OPPO was up to something that poses as a god-sent boon to me. The new OPPO  F3, in its glorious black version, is a very classy-looking phone with a dual selfie camera with AMAZING quality pictures as output. I’ve put up pictures on my Instagram (caughtinacuff) of me unboxing this Selfie Expert phone. The phone fits comfortably in the hands and the design is sleek. The OPPO F3 has a special and exclusive camera feature called the Beauty mode, which enhances the look of skin when taking selfies. There is also a blur mode which helps create a sort of bokeh effect when the picture is clicked with the primary camera.

Honestly, though, I can go on and on about how much I love the OPPO F3 mainly for its dual front camera and how it makes me look so pretty all the time, no matter when I decide to take a selfie. I absolutely love this phone and I can’t wait to post the hundreds of pictures I’ve taken of myself on this phone already! Enjoy the pictures :)





Love,
Riya 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Call For A Repeat


Warning: This post is only for those above the age of 21!I'm kidding! 

This is a fresh, different post from everything you've been reading on here, since this is the first time I'm going to talk to you guys about alcohol. I've decided to start a new section where I want to talk about food and drinks to all of you, and I'm working on setting this up officially very soon.

There's a new whisky in town! It's called Repeat, and I tried it only recently. Trust me, it isn't something you want to miss. I know how whisky isn't really known as a feminine drink, but just hear me out, okay? You'll change your mind once you try it for sure.

So whisky comes in various types, from American, English, Scotch, and Swedish, to Canadian, German, Danish and many, many more. The word 'whisky' loosely translates to 'water of life', and that's not something I'd argue with. 'Scotch', though, is the internationally recognized term for whisky. It is a strong spirit, but it goes very well with mixed drinks.

I tried a bunch of cocktails, and they were so yum! I took a chance with Repeat by the Bay, Melon Julep, Whisk-tea, Repeat Your Spice, Nutcracker, Rosky-Whisky, and Choco-Repeat. They were such refreshing and new cocktails, and not one of them was disappointing. The flavours were new to me and absolutely tasty.

You can have all your doubts and qualms about whisky being a gender-specific, but until you try Repeat,you will really never know how much of a perfect drink it is, regardless of any stereotypes.

So long, and catch you guys later!
Love,
Riya
 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

L’Oreal SMARTBOND


Colouring my hair has always been a very exciting experience for me. I absolutely love my hair and I really enjoy playing around with it. I was confused about what colour to pick for my hair, honestly, but I knew it would have to be a shade of brown.

I visited the L’Oreal Professional Academy, where my stylist went ahead and helped me out by picking the colour platinum brown, and he suggested I try the new L’Oreal Professionnel product called SMARTBOND.

L’Oreal  Professionnel SMARTBOND is a unique system that protects and strengthens the hair during technical services such as bleach and haircolour. Your hair's fibers become sensitized from overusing hot tools, from bleaching, or from previously dying your hair a different colour, so it's important to take precautions when getting your hair dyed a new shade. SMARTBOND lets your hairstylist safely colour your hair, giving you reassurance that you're in good hands. SMARTBOND helps strengthen broken bonds that already exist in your hair and also protects your locks during the bleaching and colouring process. Your hair's fibres will be healthy and the new colour will look bright and beautiful!



When I learnt about this, I was super eager to try it out. It was the perfect product for me because I love my hair and I wouldn’t want hair colouring to damage the quality of my hair. I gave my stylist the thumbs up for SMARTBOND, and he mixed it into my hair colour. We went through the entire process of hair colouring. Even though the shade of brown was similar to what my hair was before, I totally loved the results because my hair looked more nourished, it felt soft and silky, and it made me feel really confident about how I look.

If you’ve been hesitant about colouring your hair and are worried about how much damage it’ll do to your hair quality, this is a sign. Take it from me, go ahead and try that hair colour you’ve been eyeing at for weeks, and make sure you use the SMARTBOND procedure. It’ll save your hair a lot of damage and acts as the perfect partner for your hair colour! Enjoy the pictures :D





See you,
Riya Jain

Friday, April 14, 2017

Black Forever with Intrika



I’ve seen this happen to so many people, it’s almost not even funny. I like to go on shopping sprees with some set ideas in my mind as to what colours and styles I’m going to pick – I love blues and whites in my clothes, I really do, but what I always end up with is tons of black items instead. But can you blame me? Black is such a perfect colour, in terms of fashion and art! It goes with anything, and you can accessorize however you like to, and it’ll still look bomb. Personally, I’m obsessed with black. I’ve really tried to open up to other colours, but one glance at my wardrobe is enough to prove that all my attempts have been unsuccessful, because it’s filled with black outfits!

So when I decided to do this photoshoot, I had initially decided to go with a white lace saree and a grey lace dress, but the joke’s on me, because I picked two black dresses anyway from Intrika. They’re both different in terms of style and make their own individual statements. Because black is so versatile and always accentuates, I loved both these dresses very dearly.

The first look is of a one-shoulder snug lace dress. The fitting was so perfect!






The second look involves a loose, flowing lace dress with a skirt and a shiny tube crop-top worn on the inside. Pairing this with earrings was more than enough accessorizing; the dress was stunning in itself! I kept the look very simple otherwise, and really liked playing around with the dress.







If you think lace outfits are right up your alley, then you simply must check out Intrika. They have a wide collection of gorgeous clothes that will make it difficult for you to stay in budget! They also provide worldwide shipping, so that’s just an added bonus! Keep following me on Instagram and Snapchat (@caughtinacuff) to keep up with my fashion adventures!

Love,
Riya

Loving 72-Hour Frizz-Free Hair with Wella


It had been quite a while since I did something new with my hair, so when I got a chance to try out Wella Professionals New Oil Reflections Range at the Taj Salon, I was not going to miss out! I’m very fond of my hair, and I love to pamper it every now and then. So, I headed right over to the salon and got myself the Shine Spa treatment.

They washed my hair with their new shampoo, the Luminous Reveal shampoo, which was followed by the Luminous Reboost Mask along with the Luminous Magnifying Elixir. This is Wella Professionals’ first rinse-off elixir that provides extra gloss to the hair for as long as 72 hours! As if this product isn’t already awesome enough, it also promises an anti-frizz effect and the instant smoothness of hair. The Wella Professionals oil reflections range contain camellia oil and white tea extract, and the hair mask nourishes the hair structure to ensure a boost in luminosity. I was super excited to see how lustrous my hair was going to be after this treatment, because the products smelled absolutely divine. After this, my hair was lightly dried and they applied the Wella Professionals Smoothening Oil. This is an extremely versatile oil that is filled with the goodness of macadamia oil, avocado oil and Vitamin E and can be used for styling, instant shine and as a heat protection serum. I stand by all their claims wholeheartedly. Why? Because I didn’t wash my hair for the next four days but my hair was still extraordinarily smooth and manageable and completely frizz-free!







I highly recommend the Wella Professionals Shine Spa treatment, and you can treat yourself to one of these treatments available at select Wella Professional salons (you can find the one nearest to you by visiting www.wella.com). But that’s not all, you can also pamper yourself with these products at home, just shop for them on Nykaa or head to a salon near you.


For those of you who like to make sure they’re getting their worth of every buck, here’s the cost of each of the products found in the Wella Professional Oils Reflections collection:

~ NEW Luminous Reveal Shampoo – Rs. 975

~ NEW Luminous Instant Conditioner – Rs. 975

~ NEW Luminous Reboost Mask – Rs. 1075

If you love your hair the way I love mine, then with Wella Professionals Oil Reflections, you can recreate the luxury moments of your salon visit at home every day. It elevates your daily hair care regime to a truly premium experience that you will love and adore.

My experience @TajSalon was one that I will remember for a long time – my tresses have been pampered by the best professionals and products, and my hair feels like it’s fine strands of rich gold! I can’t wait to experience completely frizz-free hair every time I use the products at home!

Love,
Riya

Friday, March 31, 2017

I collected bliss and JPMiles with JetPrivilege


I was looking back at last year and how travel has become such an important part of my life. I’m so lucky to be able to experience varied cultures and lifestyles. But, just recently, I realized that the benefits of my travel don’t need to stop once I’m out of the airport.


As a JetPrivilege member, my Jet Airways co-brand card came in handy in so many different ways. I really have to tell you all about it.


So, here’s what the rare stress-free week in my life looked like. I indulged in a delicious, wholesome meal on weekdays. There’s no fun without good food, don’t you agree? So I had booked a table at Smoke House Deli through jetprivilege.com and headed out for some me-time. I cleared my payment by swiping my Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card to increase my JPMiles earnings and then wrote a review on TripAdvisor.com Never knew that by sharing my experience I would earn 100+ JPMiles more. I love catching up on glam news every now and then and guess what? I subscribed to Femina via jetprivilege.com and earned 270 JPMiles. My day was going super well so far.



On to the next day. A soothing spa session was on the cards before another busy work week begins. I dropped by Zara for a little shopping before that -found exactly what my wardrobe needs, booked a cab and headed to the O2Spa. There’s nothing that a good massage can’t fix! All of these activities helped me earn 1500+ JPMiles.




So, we finally reach the dreaded Friday. I mostly stay in and planned the rest of my week to avoid hassles later. I don’t know about you guys, but staying indoors and browsing online usually is my thing. Since a long time, I haven’t gone for a vacation hence I proceed to make my travel and stay arrangements of course, but a little indulgence never hurt anyone! Booking my flight and stay from jetprivilege.com helped me earn 12000+ JPMiles.




Now, if I told you that everything you just read earned me around 25000+ JPMiles, would you believe it? I also learned that I can redeem these JPMiles by booking a flight to Dubai for my parents. It’s like being Super Mario and collecting travel coins but instead of fighting monsters, you just have fun while collecting them!

‘Life’s about the journey and not the destination’ – wise words that I live by. To me, the JetPrivilege program makes the journey indefinitely more exciting. So #DontStopCollecting the smiles, unforgettable experiences and JPMiles – join in https://www.instagram.com/dontstopcollecting/

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bohemian Vibes with Max Fashion


The alternate name for Spring and Summer should definitely be ‘COMFORT’, yes, in all caps. The challenge, however, is to avoid translating comfort to frumpy. I do whatever I can to never brush past being unfashionable.

To achieve this state of balance, this outfit by Max Fashion scores a perfect 10. I love the light, lacy feel of the top, which I doubled with a tank top. The light brown printed bottoms are the perfect foil to the top – defining casual style at its finest. It is just great for that outdoorsy get-together, or a weekend away from the hullabaloo of the city. The style is so unfussy, you’d feel like wearing it every day!

For makeup, I like to pair my casual ensemble with dramatic lips while I keep the rest of my face natural; just sun protection and some moisturizing foundation and I’m good to go! I wear my hair in a pony or in braids to keep the easy, chilled out mood going. Flats for footwear and maybe one statement piece in jewelry (my choice is a tribal bead necklace in contrasting colours for this look).

Keep in mind that you can hardly ever go wrong with white this season, so wear it the way you please!

Enjoy the pictures :)









Love,
Riya