This salon makes your feet smell like chocolate ice- cream

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{p.s. for once, here are a few Iphone shots in point-of-view style}

Tucked away in a modest lane on Lavelle road (the lane right next to Shell petrol bunk), Artiste salon & spa is, according to me, more than what meets the eye. For starters, I found that it was brimming with appointments each day of the week, and I fixed one for myself on a wednesday right after my psychology practical exams. Turns out, it’s not really a “hidden treasure”, there are quite an awful lot who pay regular visits to this salon while I’m just up in here like, what have I been doing with my feet! Feet stories later..

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What I Think About The Wills Lifestyle A/W’16 Collection!- A Review

I’ve been spoiling myself with re-runs of all things fashion week- and there were two recurrent trends that caught my fancy, both of which I’ll be exploiting this Autumn- Winter.

  1. a) Military
  2. b) Full-throttle glamour (read OTT bling)

(OLIVIER ROUSTING DID BOTH AND HOW!!)

While military can be worn during the day via camo trousers/ military green bombers and parkas, the latter calls for the nocturnal in you. Taking serious inspiration from the 80s glam movement (let’s rewind back to Madonna, Whitney Houston and Zeenat Aman), this season’s trends cater to all your special occasions- Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and New Year- where one is NEVER too overdressed.

Here’s a quick roundup of the Wills Lifestyle A/W ’16 collection that has decided to focus it’s attention on occasion wear. Warning: lots of embellishments ahead (..and we got no complaints.)

AUTUMN-WINTER 2016 COLLECTION

Wills Lifestyle, ITC’s premium fashion brand’s Autumn-Winter collection gets accelerated.

This Autumn Winter, high on fashion styles revisit mystery, luminous glamour, sophistication and dynamism.

THE PERFECT FASHION DESTINATION FOR THE MODERN WOMAN

Wills Lifestyle celebrate the shades of autumn in the range aimed to delight the modern free spirited woman. With eclectic prints and patterns in subtle neutrals, the minimalistic but glamorous range is bound to satisfy every fashion need.

This season, the Wills Lifestyle’s Woman range is inspired by the concept of ‘Lost at sea’, the collection has a soft, cozy approach to utility dressing through the perfect fusion of casual wear and tailoring.

For the fun-loving woman, ‘The Sartorial Sorceress’ range combines prints inspired from Native North American patters to Scandinavian folktales. This Bohemian inspired range is perfect for the new modern woman.

Make heads turn with the gorgeous, minimalist ‘Studio’ collection- a collection of evening essentials that is lucid, delicate and flowy, get ready to be on the spotlight while you make the world your runway.

Refresh your wardrobe and radiate your charm this season with Wills Lifestyle’s Autumn Winter range of fun, vibrant collection.

SOPHISTICATION & SHARPNESS FOR THE PERFECT MAN

This Autumn Winter, Wills Lifestyle brings a unique line of collection that exudes sophistication and sharpness, and offers a wide range of casual, formal & party wear.

The casual range for Wills Lifestyle experiments with eclectic colours and adds unexpected twist in ‘Modern Prepp’range. Quirky fashion takes a new meaning with pieces featuring polka prints, gingham, cords and checks to add a dash of prep school fashion for the modern, stylish man.

Adding rustic warmth to a nonchalant attitude, ‘British Isle’ is an ode to its origin. Inspired from the land of high street fashion and focusing on shades of intense blues and blacks to neutral tones of clay, chalk & lavender greys, along with outdoor green& dark maroon, the collection offers the perfect blend of masculinity and style.

Formal range this season continues to be Regalia, Luxuria and Presidentia collection.

Indulge in the tailor-made perfection of Regalia, driven by colors and crafted with superior fabrics, this line is all about taking a moment away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life. Team up your trousers with Luxuria shirts for an instant dash of glamour. Presidentia presents an exclusive collection echoing the quintessential choice of the discerning gentleman with a unique play of garment, colours and quality for a leader at work.

The Studio collection radiates dynamic modernity while creating an interesting contrast. The colours sway between pastels and rich evening darks. The clean, sharp finish gives the collection a perfect appeal for the headstrong men of today.

Define your style by pairing the outfits with Accessories at Wills Lifestyle, adding a touch of flair to any outfit. Accessories include pure silk ties, bow ties, hand bags, stoles, pocket squares, stylish leather belts&wallets.

Wills Lifestyle ensembles are priced between Rs. 1,299 – Rs. 14,999 and available exclusively at all leading Wills Lifestyle stores across the country.

About Wills Lifestyle
Synonymous with fashion and elegance, ITC’s Wills Lifestyle stores offer a premium lifestyle wardrobe, incorporating the latest fashion trends for both men and women.  Currently there are 104 Wills Lifestyle stores across 50 cities. The Wills Lifestyle range is also available across all leading departments’ stores and multi brand-outlets in the country whilst also being available on all leading online fashion retailing portals.

 

For details visit:

Website – www.willslifestyle.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/willslifestyleonline

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/willslifestyle

Instagram– http://instagram.com/willslifestyle

Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/wlsonline

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Why You Should Give Medi-Facials A Try! + A Review- Kosmoderma Skin And Hair Clinics

I’ve been making rampant visits to the dermatologist owing to new-found skin problems like uneven skin-tone and pigmentation. I also did mention this concern a few posts ago. I’ve made an insane amount of changes in my everyday routine- drinking fresh cold-pressed juices,  downing glasses of water down my throat, exercising and following a strict skin-plan as prescribed by my dermatologist.

You can find my dermatologist at Kosmoderma skin and hair clinic- on Lavelle road. She introduced me to another routine that I’ve planned to devoutly follow- the medi-facial. Medifacials follow a thorough analysis of your skin, and your doctor will recommend which treatment to go for. Hence, these are not your regular Gold/Pearl/Fruit facials which don’t really suit everybody and have a limited lasting effect, but instead are tailor-made for your skin and involve deeper penetration to correct underlying problems. It is pretty much like renewing your skin.

Quick heads up- Medi-facials involve the use of a few chemical peels and laser machines while doing the procedure. They hydrate the skin, add moisture and gently exfoliate and revitalize the skin with the help of brightening serums. Other benefits include- relaxation, prevention of bacterial breakouts and anti-aging properties. There’s a wide array you can choose from- Whitening, Anti-acne, Hydrating, Collagen, De-tan, Anti-aging, Instant glow etc etc.

I was recommended the hydrating facial with intense moisturizer, since my skin was seemingly very dry. My treatment involved a jet peel and an instant glow chemical peel. The jet peel is a jet technology which is a new kind of natural, non-invasive relaxing and painless skincare treatment with outstanding results. The basic principle is simple – pressurized air accelerates a jet of micro droplets and this micro jet is used to gently and painlessly cleanse and exfoliate your skin. The jet delivers moisture, vitamins and nutrients into your skin (no needles involved!). It was then followed by a zit-removal procedure and a thick chemical peel. This entire process lasted about 50 minutes. By the end of it, there was no sign of  irritation or redness either. I was let off with a generous smear of sunscreen lotion. I picked up a few products from the counter which isn’t available anywhere else- I got their cleanser, detan lotion, sunscreen lotion and a fruit enzyme mask. I actually forgot to pick up their Moisture-blast moisturizer, I’ll actually go pick it up sometime later today.

Overall, my experience was…enlightening, to best put it. I saw that my face looked a bazillion times better and felt healthier. I also realised that I’m gradually shifting towards medicated facials as opposed to the regular ones. And once I’m comfortable with it, I’ll go in for better skin treatments that include laser. The cost of the facial was just a little over Rs.5000, which I think is absolutely worth it for such outstanding results. But I suggest, go for a package of maybe 4 sessions- it not only gives you great results but also works out nearly 40% lesser cost! They do have a lot of offers going on, so you can go by and check it out for yourself.

Kosmoderma clinic is open from 10 AM- 7 PM , and is available in 4 different locations- Lavelle road, Indiranagar, Banasvadi, JP Nagar and Whitefield. 

You can book an appointment by either calling them or shooting them a quick email-

Call – 076767 57575

Email- enquiry@kosmoderma.in

You can book an appointment with the consultant dermatologists/cosmetologists, consultant plastic surgeons or their founder/ celebrity cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Chytra V Anand.

I actually forgot to mention that the treatments are scientifically proven and have US FDA approved technology. All their products have undergone extensive research and trials in USA, Europe and India. They pride ourselves in offering safe, effective and affordable treatments with high standards of quality. Kosmoderma gives personalized consults with skin care and uses facial analyzer and 3D imaging of the skin to analyze and personalize the treatments and skin regimen.

Go ahead and follow their facebook page for regular updates and skin-tips/ cosmetic-related tips like home remedies for brighter teeth and ongoing offers.

Medi-facials are the next big thing and you definitely NEED to give it a try! I give it two thumbs-up! 

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Perfect Your Skin at Dr.Jamuna Pai’s SkinLab!

Quite recently I recognized the importance of skin that looks polished even without any makeup application. I really do want to achieve a texture of skin, both on my face and body that requires no concealer nor any smoothning tool on photo-editing apps. This is something my mother has constantly propogated despite my constant dismissal, leaving the responsibility solely to my foundation to fix uneven skin tone and blemishes. I have, of course, indulged in a couple of homemade remedies and masks, but I’m the kind of person that demands instant results- seemingly superficial, I know.

For a person like me, a visit to a cosmetic consultant is a must! I had learnt about Dr. Jamuna Pai- the magic behind the faces of most of the brides on Band Baja Bride- the show that would air on NDTV Good Times. Dr. Jamuna Pai’s SkinLab is on Lavelle road which boasts of a team of expert doctors and dermal therapists who ensure that your skin’s needs are identified and fulfilled.

I was fortunate enough to have garnered an appointment when the pioneer herself, Dr. Jamuna Pai was in town. My treatment process began with a thorough skin analysis to examine my skin problems. I don’t have acne or anything, but what certainly concerns me are my open pores and pigmentation issues. A tan catches on to me quicker than the speed of lightning and I have certain patches of uneven skin-tone. Dr. Pai gave me a few of the most useful tips I have ever received with regard to skin care, briefed me on the products to use and basic skin-care regimen. She also suggested a few treatments that I could undergo. Dr. Abhishek, the expert associate doctor gave me an in-depth insight into each treatment and it’s benefits. I was spoilt for choice, but this time around I wanted to concentrate on the pigmentation on my body, so I decided to go with the body de-tan procedure.

I know that most of you are inquisitive about the different treatments they have to offer. However, I do suggest fixing an appointment with them and figuring it for yourself. I went in having an idea of what treatment I’d like to take, but I learnt so much more about my own skin and took in the expert’s advice. They have a VAST range of services ranging from dermal therapies, bridal rituals, skin brightening peels, permanent laser hair reduction, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, facial enhancements, dermal fillers…and the list goes on.

It is of no wonder that SkinLab sees a loyal customer base in celebrities alike. The customer service is impeccable, the interiors sleek and everyone is so efficient and fully equipped with knowledge at their disposal. The results are almost instantaneous, and they take care to follow-up on your improvements. My service took about 30 to 40 minutes on the whole, I was made very comfortable throughout. This obviously did not include injections or anything, but for more deep-seated problem like acne/ skin-resurfacing they do have sophisticated equipment to deal with it. My skin was visibly de-tanned and looked so much more polished. Besides that, I also felt relatively more moisturised.

This is a place I’d undoubtedly recommend for brides-to-be, as they have intensive head-to-toe bridal packages that take a few hours but the results would make you look like a new human being.

Unfortunately, I could not manage to take immediate before-after pictures. But for your reference, I have added a few #nofilter pictures of myself taken just a couple of days after my skin treatment. And FYI, these were on an island where I was constantly under sun exposure. I also tried my hands at a new sunscreen that the doctor recommended me to try!

                                                     

For everyone who sent me DM’s on instagram for more details about the treatment, I hope this helped. Go ahead and do your research. Visit their website www.skinlab.in for more deatails, or even shoot them an email at query@skinlab.in

I have mentioned below their address for further reference-

7/1, 2nd Floor, The Rack, Vittal Mallya Road, above ICICI wealth management, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 (just follow the Lamborghini showroom street, it should be towards your right if you’re going from Lavelle road.)

I almost forgot to mention the skin care products that are available at SkinLab- 

My personal favourite is the face wash which is enriched with Vitamin C. I just use a pea-sized amount for clear and supple skin!

 I also do HIGHLY suggest that you fix an appointment beforeheand, especially if you want to meet with Dr. Jamuna Pai herself. Eitherways, an appointment is mandatory. 

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