Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Review ~ Banjara’s Samvridhi Hair Care Range

I spent a good amount of my childhood with my grandparents. Which meant loads of pampering and even more love and care. I remember my grandma giving me a natural and ayurvedic solution for so many problems, right from my hair to my cold. And one thing my grandma was very possessive about, was my hair. She was against using shampoo because of the harsh chemicals present in them. I must admit that I am genetically blessed with good hair. But it requires a lot of care to maintain the hair. So to keep my hair healthy, she used to make a powder of amla, reetha and shika kai for my hair. These are the key ingredients for a soft, silky and strong hair. It was a task to find these ingredients and mix them in correct proportion and finally make it useable. But she made sure I only use natural products on my hair. My heart sinks when I say that my grandma is no more with me. With her, my hair care routine was gone too! My hair had lost its shine and texture. Pollution and constant running doesn’t help either.

But recently I discovered a new hair care range from Banjara’s, called the Samvridhi Hair Care Range. It consists of hair oil and hair pack. The Samvridhi Hair Oil is an amalgamation of several Ayurvedic Herbs in sesam and coconut oil. A classic combination for a strong and healthy hair! The other ingredients are Olive Oil, Bhringraj, Amla, Japa, Henna, Aritha, Shikakai, Brahmi, Neem, Methi, Pippali. A hair oil ‘champi’ has been, is and shall always be the solution for all hair problems. And if you have a hair oil with all the above ingredients, it sure will create magic! Like it did to my hair. My hair has regained its sheen. I also noticed a difference in my hair fall. My hair fall problems have reduced.

I also tried the Samvridhi hair pack. And I wouldn’t be lying if I said that I felt a part of my childhood returned. It has the same ingredients that my grandma used for my hair pack. It also smelt the same! And  boy did it leave my hair looking gorgeous? The best part is I don’t have to use a shampoo after using the pack. The natural cleansers in the pack work their magic! I would like to call this pack ‘Grandma 2.0’. It has everything that my grandma did for my hair, without the hassles of making it. The only concern I had with the product is that it left my hair a little dry. But my hair looked amazing the next day. So if you have dry ends, I would suggest you to use the product a day before any big event.

POINT-METER :

Expectation vs Reality – 4.5/5

Quantity – 3/5

Pricing – 3.5/5

Availability – 4/5, you can find them online HERE

Will I repurchase – Yes

Overall I absolutely loved the product. A person like me who goes out everyday, has to have her hair on point! Greasy hair is a big no-no. This product actually did make my hair look gorgeous and since it’s full of natural ingredients and free from harsh chemicals, the risk of my hair getting damaged has reduced to a great extent. In this day and age where we are surrounded by products that are filled with bad chemicals, it is nice to see such a good product with natural ingredients. Hence, I would recommend this product to all of you.

 

Love,

                           Sindhu

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A Brogue Affair

A cotton dress or a georgette blouse? I asked myself. And I went with the former. Why? Because it’s earthy, easy and natural. I have to admit that I do love my chiffons and georgettes too, but lately I have been drawn towards cotton, khadi and the like.
To be honest, I don’t have a particular style. One day you would find me wearing a neutral colored outfit, completely minimalistic and the next day I would channel out my inner boho with lots of silver jewellery. Years of blogging and following blogs has brought in this change in me. I truly dress according to my mood.
But I wanted a juxtaposition of both my worlds, my love for traditional cotton and modern dressing. Can you wear a traditional fabric like cotton and still look trendy? Yes! I wore a cotton cape like a dress with classy brogues and a neckpiece. It was as simple as that.

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A few tips on how to wear and style cotton fabric-
1. If you are wearing a saree, add a broad belt in the same color tone. You can also drape your saree differently to add some edge.
2. If you’re wearing a churidar, play with your dupatta. Show off your dupatta. Don’t forget to overdose on jewellery
3. Have a long cotton kurti? Wear it like a dress! Cinch it with a belt and throw on a denim jacket!
4. Wear a cotton dress with brogues or sneakers.
5. Smokey eyes, lots of kajal, dark lips and jewellery (both silver and contemporary pieces) can easily make your cotton outfit look classy and stylish.
These are a few basic pointers to help you style traditional fabrics without looking boring and simple.
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Outfit details:
Cape worn as dress – Rajasikka
Shoes – H&M
Sunglasses – Monk Story
Watch – Aldo
Neck piece – H&M
If you need help on how to style a particular outfit of yours, you can mail me at itsnotjustfashion@gmail.com or DM me on instagram HERE .
Love,
Sindhu