Hola Sugarcups!

Following the fancy dress-up and intense sweet indulgence, I’ve celebrated Diwali with all zing and zeal. Although stocking up for the festive season yet continues. Meeting and eating-out just don’t stop! The famous play parties gaps around the clock and honestly, who would like to wear that last-year’s anarkali suit? Not me, and of course not my people! And this calls for festive party costume inspiration and ideas. And this totally screams that the festive season isn’t over just yet (and not even the dressing dilemma). If you are following me on Instagram, you must have already seen my outfit, but for those who aren’t, here’s a quick recap… continueWhatsApp Image 2017-10-23 at 13.20.11

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Monsoon Edit: 5 Best Hair Care Products To Try In 2017

​Hola Sugarcups, 

I’m finally back from my longest holiday! My birthday vacation destination, if you are connected with me on Instagram then you definitely know all about My-Thailand-Tales and trust me there is just soooo much to talk about it that I’m going to post a separate blog story 🐣. Just when we landed back home in India, we were welcomed with rain ☔ yayyy! Ever since I was a kid, I had loved this season of the year. Though for some, Monsoon is a dull gloomy weather but I find it super exciting because the moment I sneak out at my little nook on the window side, I see all the trees and roads washed up by the rain water. But, as much as I love rain, I love my hair! I think a good hair day definitely makes a day.  

With excessive humidity in the air, monsoon damages the hair to some extent by making it frizzy or can cause scalp irritation. Monsoon demands extra care for our tresses and when it comes to hair care regime, I’m someone who doesn’t really gives in for market products, I opt for homemade hair care tricks like hot coconut oil massage and egg masks. But, this time I’m totally driven away with some of the brilliant hair care products so I had to share this with you all. Brace yourself with these super hair care products this season and beat the monsoon blues at its game. 

1. Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment 

I’ve been using this product for three months now. And I’m so glad that I found this baby! Moroccanoil helps ease out frizz giving my hair a healthy shine for two days! A little oil goes a long way so I add a few amount to my regular coconut oil. 😜
2. Schwarzkopf Bonacure Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner

This is the first ever spray conditioner I picked up and I’m totally obsessed with it! Schwarzkopf spray conditioner has presence of light weight silicon oil in the conditioner that nourishes the hair and it’s really light weight. 😇
3. Living Proof No Frizz Smoothing & Frizz Fighting Travel Kit

These are the most fanciest purchase I’ve ever did for my hair 💇. Founded by Hollywood actor Jennifer Aniston, Living Proof Smoothing Travel kit is one must have this season. The set features the incredible anti-frizz technology that blocks humidity to give you smoother hair. Offering a rich lather, the No Frizz Shampoo cleanses hair and fights frizz. 💃
4. Bed Head TIGI Urban Anti+dotes Recovery Treatment Mask

I take a little scoop of the product and apply it from mid hair to tip after shampoo and regular conditioning. Then I tie my hair in a bun and wear a shower cap. I usually leave this for 10 mins or longer depending on how much time I have.  I use it twice a week. It has really made a difference to my hair’s frizziness. 😍😍
5. Biotique Bio Bhringraj Therapeutic Oil for Falling Hair

Monsoon brings along a lot of mane problems and the most common being hair fall 😢. Like most women I’ve oily scalp and dry ends, therefore, I massage and keep the oil for 2-3 hours once a week and then wash it off. And to my surprise as far as hairfall reduction is concerned, I have seen like almost 50% reduction which is quite remarkable 🙋
I hope you find this useful and wishing all my beautiful people a very Happy Monsoon 🌧🌩☔

Until next time


Jasmin 💋

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Hola Sugarcups!

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I would like to thank you all my beautiful people who inspired me and encouraged me to put up my website and I’m super excited to share this new Raw and Toasted website. My website www.rawandtoasted.com is live now and you can checkout all my recent posts on fashion and lifestyle there from now onwards (***drumroll***)

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Round-up: Watches and Jewelry Trend From BASELWORLD 2017, Messe Basel, Switzerland 

Hola Sugarcups! 

The biggest and the most exburent – Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show at Messe Basel, Switzerland is a day dream of wristwatch and accessories aficionados. The biggest trade show of the calendar year traces the history of early 20th century when people gathered for trading the best masterpiece of watches and jewelry. In my today’s post, I’m sharing the chicest trends to lookout in watches and jewelry. 

It is almost impossible to track every trend on show and believe me such is the scale of event! Baselworld brings the exotic representation of established as well as the up-coming promising brands on the podium. I asked one of my best friend Kashyap to cover the story snippets live and I just couldn’t thank him for all the efforts he put to portray an entire world of watches,gems and jewels.

Last year this magical place saw a surge of smartwatches and soon this upsurge penetrated the fashion world of jewelry and smartwatches, Fitness bands and digital watches took up the significant place in 2016-17 trendlist. This year we lug the classics (with major details). Brands like Chanel, Hermes and Bulgari made a call to sparkle; the diamond accents and floral design makes Chanel Gyptic a major attention while Hermes and Bulgari frayed the most flamboyant timepiece in amphibious-inspired belt finishing in the indigenous colour – earthy green.

The first thing you see after walking in the door is this Tag Heuer Connected 45, a smartwatch that is extremely appealing to the next generation. 

Rolex skipped the pulsating smartwatch league and introduced the three pro variation of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in yellow, white and everose gold. 

And it is time to fire up the sideways! If streetstyle is your pursuit, then hands down to this prodigy – Aquaracer 300 from Tag Heuer, doing all justice to the camoflague trend, this piece is all you can dream for a sporty street-ready style and oh yes, the wrist watch comes with a water resistance technology which works up-to 300 m depth of water.

I belong to a city that is lionized as one of the biggest diamond and gem & jewelry hub. Surat city is brimming with all glow and glory and we have a few big biz on the board of Baselworld. SRK is one of the most impressive and celebrated name as a manufacturer of gems. It has been a long journey from 1964 to 2017, SRK has sculpted a remarkable road from rough stones to polished diamonds. Exporting to around 55 countries, SRK is one of the most respectable and socially responsible name from Surat at Baselworld.

8 Biggest Trends In Wrist Watch and Jewelry 2017 

Wrist watch trends: 

1. Vintage wrist watch

2. Athleisure watch 

3. Smartwatch 

4. Amphibious-inspired belt watch 

5. Everose gold wrist watch 

Diamond Jewelry trends: 

1. Floral designs (floral-inspired designs are never going out of trend)

2. Color-play (the bright burst of colors are making rage this season)

I love you folks enjoy this round-up and follow me on my Instagram (rawandtoasted)  for all the fashion, lifestyle and homestyle updates. 

Until next post, 

💋 Jasmin 

Little Accessory Edit: 8 Ways To Pin Like French People

Hola Sugarcups

“A love affair is born when French fashion meets British Royal family”

I hope you all are doing wonderful these days. Since the major Indian Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2017 summarizes, I thought of sharing one of the hottest accessories trend – Pins. The pretty pins are seen making their way back into the fashion lexicon. This super trend was spotted on the runways of India Beach Fashion Week 2017 as well as on Amazon India Fashion Week 2017. 

Brooches are the timeless trend since 60s. Queens of the time used to dress up their ensemble by pinning sparkling brooches. The elegance and aesthetic appeal of pin makes it the most adorable springtime accessory. This trend is a conglomerate of French style and British soverign sophistication. I found this beautiful psychedilic-style inspired pink flower pin from an online shopping site and thought of sharing how I love to style this pin in different ways. 

I’m literally crushing over this pin trend and if you’ve never been a fan, give it a try this season and you’ll be surprised to see how a small accessory can make you stand out from the crowd. I’m sharing 8 ways you can wear pin/brooch that will complete and compliment your style.  

1. On the shirt/top👚

The bold Versace fashion shows this gorgeous way of pinning your top or short with a stylish brooch. Either you are heading up for a business meeting or just planning a city stroll, this super accessory will be the first eye-catcher for anybody you meet. 

2. Collar game strong!The Fashion designers just went it up to the collar at India Beach Fashion Week 2017. The beauty and uniqueness of a brooch pin has defined the season’s mood. Go ahead and replicated this timeless trend by pinning it right up on the collar. 

3. Blaze up the blazer

I believe styling is all about being a bit mysterious and a bit open. You don’t want your accessory to speak everything we loce the real conversations 😜 So mix up the basics and bold. Pin an eccentric brooch on your classic black or blue blazer and you are already wining the game! ✌💕

4. Hooking up neck to neck!

Neckline is the center of attention and adding a smart or feminine detail to it makes it further more bewitching. Necklines like V-neck, Turtle neck, mandarin neckline and round neckline are perfect to style these beautiful brooches.
5. Like Queen Elizabeth

The Elizabeth era showed a major comeback on India Beach Fashion Week 2017 runway. With floral dresses, sheer and ruffle sleeves, they represented the 60s way of styling brooch pin with scarf. You can style to color block the scarf and pin or you can go for color complimenting just like I did here. 

6. Bedazzle your bag!

This particular style is inspired from the old-school-days when we used to add pins on our canvas bags, remember? Whether its your favorite backpack or a basic clutch, you can add oodles of style and punk factor by pinning some cool and hip brooch pins. 

7. Pin up your cap, kid!

Brooch pins were popularly used on oversized hats then. Now its time to bring in some fun, for the upcoming summer days, pick your last year’s cap and snap a few small mini brooch pins because this is going to certify you as an official fashionista of the city! 😍😘✌

8. Walk the talk!

Quirk up your Summer footwear this season by strutting in style. Snap and lock small pins on your shoe 👟 and let the paparazzi chase you through! 

So that’s all about the brooch pins and how you can style it this season. If you have any strategy other than these then feel free to share with me here or send me a DM on Instagram (rawandtoasted) to get yourself featured on my profile. 

Until next post, 

💋 Jasmin