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 

Round-up: The Best Of Beach & Resort Fashion Trends At India Beach Fashion Week 2017


Hola Sugarcups!!

I just cannot get enough of all the fashion fables happening all over the world. With Paris Fashion Week 2017 streaked off with over the top global styles, I finally sneaked out time to do a round-up of one of my most favorite fashion show – India Beach Fashion Week 2017 . Goa gasps the most exotic vibes of fourth season of IBFW. In today’s post, I’m sharing the most romantic tropical tales of fashion & beauty from IBFW chapter.

Palm trees, coconuts, tanned skin, sunsets, hot nights and fashion parade that’s how I can describe my experience of Asia’s biggest tropical fashion show India Beach Fashion Week 2017 powered by Jeep, India, Jhoomer Jewels, Crocs, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa and Novotel Mumbai, Juhu. The fashion festival that was held on 6th March and glossed off on 8th March was an absolute ode to beach fashion, resort & lounge fashion, cruise style, men’s fashion and destination bridal fashion.

The industry icon and the ace fashion designer Anupama Dayal brings the fresh breeze to the festival. Anupama Dayal’s #SummerSurprise was warm and welcoming the summer days. With blowy cover-ups in bubblegum pink and peaches, the festive was set in the tropical mood.

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Sonia Gohil flourished her eternal love for off-whites. The floor-length tops, sheer cover-ups, high-slit and off-shoulder maxi dress took the ramp by storm!

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Loungewear is making the major moves in Men’s fashion as well! Sanjay Hingu’s relaxed collection presents blazers and suits that are holiday-hit!

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Digvijay Singh showed his line in a very spectacular style. The theme he picked was quite pitchy and his collection is the indication of those tie-dye styles.

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Ken Ferns kept it simply feminine and pretty! Fresh as morning dew on early summer morning, the line was floral and breathable.

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The man of matter Asif Merchant took up the ramp with his fine glamourous collection. His line was inspired truly from the British holiday-style wardrobe and I’m particularly crushing on his line of suits.


Asif Merchant at IBFW 2017

My favorite of Day 1 of IBFW 2017, Arjun Khanna swiped Men’s fashion with matte black and white semi-formals. With linen fabric, blazer over shorts, he managed to take our curiosity a level higher!

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Day 2 of IBFW 2017, was stellar! Sakshi Relan showcased her ‘Blured Lines’ collection. The inspiration was driven by LGBT community; the color palate used in the collection is taken from the LGBT flag to highpoint the freedom of every person.

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Amin Farista pooled his homespun label Gandhian Fab and prospered his latest Resort wear collection in the Indigenous fabric under the name of ‘Young Khadi’. How I totally love the fringes in khadi…

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Lalit Dalmia bathed the ramp his ‘La Moda’ collection that was inspired and conceptualized to resurge the dramatic style. He took it right there on the beach and trust me, the backdrop and the view simply worked like wonder! He drew the clue from 70s Victorian era and I totally hoard this style!

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Fashion designers Sukriti and Aakruti put in an impressive collection on the ramp under the name of ‘Unicorn Tribe’. The duo enchanted the onlookers with exquisite frill-sari, off-the-shoulder blowy tops, peach pink bridal couture, infrequent flared traditional pant suits and 80s ruffles.

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Shyamal & Bhumika whipped the cream in the most elegant way. They awesome twosome expressed their love for traditional style. With pretty embroidered floral designs, sheer and shimmery fabric, the collection was completely lust-worthy!

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Geetika Kanumilli’s ‘A Dreamy Affair’ an absolute sovereign collection. With royal peach and pastel shades and effortless silhouettes, her collection adds fun and freshness for the modern bride.

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Issa’s ‘The Story Of A Summer Bride’ speaks a lot about colors and moods. The amazing tie-dye and pastel theme remains in rage this season.

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Annesdeen brings the quintessential sophistication in his couture line. The collection summarizes the cosmopolitan crowd. The pleats, flare and bare-shoulder were hit!

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Karleo Fashion exhibited the one-off concept – ‘Noir Love’ collection in which the dark hues congregate to the bright light in eventual instances. The melodramatic silhouette adds the oomph factor to the line.

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Aakriti Grover haggard the heat with her ‘Read Between The Lines’ collection of bodysuit and swimsuits. Motivated from the major stripes trend, the designer bewildered the fashion enthusiast with vibrant colors.

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Payal Jeswani steals the festival with her charismatic collection. The earthy hues and embellishments are a show-stellar for sure!

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MapxencaRS blended the life-cycle theme by representing Cherry Blossom flower. The collection is a bright maroon-red melody and has an outline inspired from 80s; bell-sleeves, ankle-length pants, ruffle-tiered skirt and asymmetric cuts.

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Swapnil Shinde put up his best and the most sensual line of Resort Wear 2017. With oodles of glamour and gut, the collection defines women perfectly as in both sexy and strong.

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PS (appreciation)

Somana – Model

Mark Periera Photography  

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Festive Edition: What To Wear On Holi: 5 In-Vogue Styles To Try: 5 Holi Skin & Hair Hacks

Hola Sugarcups!!

“Festive vibes is in the air!”

Happy Sunday folks! There are two things to be happy about this today; it is the last working day of this week and secondly the most colorful festival Holi is almost here! So today I am going to share a Holi special post with you all – Top 5 Outfits for Holi and 5 ways you can get rid of the harmful dyes from your skin and hair.

Traditionally white colored outfits are popularly worn but I personally spot two kind of people; one who dresses up in all-black outfit and the other in all-white dress. This time I planned to find the grey area by going above white and black. In this post, I’ve scorched a few trendy outfit ideas. From being ‘neo-chic’ to being ‘modern bohemian’, I picked up 5 Holi outfits from my wardrobe.

Neo 70s


A chicer interpretation of Paris Fashion Week 2017 is this baby – ‘Neo 70s’. Though we have comprehended this trend way before but this season, it has revised. A monochrome of black and white is best complimented with bubbly pink and that is when I choose to wear this long kurti top for Holi this season. To make this trend more understandable; wear your basic (t-shirt) with something glitzy bright shade.

Urban Gypsy

2017-03-11-21-21-29-744The current iteration of the bohemian trend is more for the gypsy than the stereotypical. Urban Gypsy is a very youthful trend. All the fashion shows had come to close now and the ‘urban gypsy’ style is one of the hippest style to twinge. I’m wearing agile green short asymmetric kurta with grey palazzo pant – the most relaxed ensemble for day like this!

Just Denim

2017-03-11-21-27-03-597Denims are my very dear! For festival like Holi, denim might sound understated; but a ‘denim dress’ is up-to-the-minute! An embroidered denim dress is very comfortable substitute to try!

Pleats power

2017-03-11-21-33-06-954Bring the bright spring back! I think this year we won’t get enough of pleats. I thought of picking this stunning perky yellow pleated skirt and teamed it up with black tank top. This look is effortless and one of my most favorite!

Modern ethnic

2017-03-11-22-16-48-727-01.jpegEthnic is eternal! I love testing and trialing the basic element with something ongoing (trending). I’m wearing my below-knee princess-style upbeat orange kurta. Stacking up some quirky accessories won’t really hurt!

5 Pre & Post Holi Skin and Hair Hacks at Home


Apply a generous amount of sunscreen on the body parts that are exposed. We certainly won’t like to get tanned and my secret tip is… I mix coconut oil and sunscreen together which keeps my skin moisturized and protected for a longer time.


Wipe off the color from delicate parts of your body like under eyes, nose, lips, chin, ear lobes and neck with the help of any petroleum jelly. I love how versatile Vaseline works. I think I shall do a vlog on 50 uses of Vaseline on my channel, what do you think?

Hair up-do

I urge you not to keep your hair open on this day! Open hair prone to suck more moisture and dirt from air which leaves your hair looking dull and dry. You can tie all your hair in a nice pony or a hair up-do. I’m letting out another secret here… I apply baby oil on my hair before stepping out on this day, baby oil is light in weight on hair and it acts like a protective shield to the tresses.


Snug-fit jeans are a strict no-no! Skinny jeans make it very difficult for your skin to breath. Also, it leaves harsh rashes on your skin which damages the skin elasticity.

Stay hydrated

Keeping oneself hydrated is the trick! Fuel yourself with fluids like water and juices as dehydration causes skin to dry and more sensitive and to the worse, the harsh color might seep into the skin. I squeeze one lemon and add a pinch of salt to the water and carry it with me.

So that is all for today, you can follow me on Instagram (rawandtoasted) for all fashion, lifestyle and homestyle posts. 

Until next post,




Last-minute List: 5 Must-Try Ideas That Complete Your International Women’s Day Celebration  

Hola Sugarcups!!

I hope all my beautiful people are doing great! Today is the International Women’s Day and with my story already been published I’m quite excited to know what your Women’s Day plan looks like. No matter what your plan is, you definitely need to pick up ideas from the following list to celebrate today! Oh wait! Why do it only today? Let’s spoil ourselves in the week long self-satiating spree!

1. Coffee date

A nicely brewed cuppa is never a bad idea! Dump the humdrum and start your day afresh by visiting a nearby homestyle cafe. I’ve this rendezous Parisian style cafe ‘Cafe Klatsch‘ close at hand which has a complete kitchen offering a restaurant whole-hog menu for the meal. This is the perfect place to relax and refuel.

2. Movie ragbag

Who won’t love a special movie date? I’m a hardcore movie hoarder when it comes to Animated movies. On my to-see list is the most adorableBeauty and the Beast. Well, I do have pretty cool collection of movies which almost every women would love watching:

– 50 First Dates 

– How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

– Love Actually 

– Sweet Home Alabama

– Life as We Know It 

3. Splurge

Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine, love 😇 Only jewels know what a gem you are! So, stop wasting on retail theraphy and splurge in some shimmer! Gesture Jewelry is showing love to all the pretty ladies by celebrating a Women’s Week 🙆 they are giving away 20% off on online orders 💓 You can stalk and shop the collection at www.gesturejewelry.com. And believe me, handmade jewelry speaks way more than anything else!

4. Hangout

Find a getaway you are dreaming of! I often love beaches and beach side dine is something that rejuvenates me. My search to sun, sand and salty vibes end at Hotel Ocean Inn. They have the most pristine private beach side dinning which makes it the perfect hangout spot.

5. Spa Day

Being a daughter, a wife, a daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and a working woman definitely takes a toll on the body and mind. It is time to pamper and get back the #girlpower. I crush on F Spa and Salon. They make sure to throw off all the turmoil.

So this was my must-try list for Women’s Day celebration. I hope you know have a list of ideas you can execute. Don’t forget to share your W-Day plan. Follow me on Instagram (rawandtoasted) for more fashion, lifestyle and homestyle tidbits! 

Until next post,

💋 Jasmin