5 Wonderful Homemade Hacks To Get Rid Of Tanned Skin

Hola Sugarcups!!

“Good times and tan lines, really?”

Its Monday morning and I’m as lazy as ever to kick start my week… Anyway I hope you folks had a great weekend. Well, I spend my weekend at home and dinned out with my timeworn friends after a pretty long time. If you are in India, this is the high time, I must say, the sun is blazing and I’m already sporting an awful tan 😦 . Even after smothering myself with sunscreen from top to toe, I just can’t help. The sun wins the game every single time. The re-application is not always doable since I’m running errands and I admit, I overlook this often and end up with a tan.

Whether you are in the air conditioned office or you are traveling or even when you are relaxing at home you eventually have a lot of sun rays seeping in your skin that you really don’t want. Of course there are a lot of products available in the market that claim to remove tan in the most natural ways. But the truth is, even the most natural products are chemical-laden which further dries out the skin and destroys the skin elasticity. So in this post, I planned to bring out five wonderful homemade remedies to get that tan off your skin.

  • Saffron + Milk

Heat up the milk till lukewarm and add a few saffron strands to it. Mix the mixture with your fingertips and apply it on your face and hands. Rinse it off after 20 minutes. Saffron brings the natural glow back while the bacteria in milk will fight with the tan. 😉

  • Turmeric + Yogurt

Take plain yogurt in a bowl and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Remember turmeric has a very intense color so a little bit goes a long way. Mix them well and you can apply it on face, neck, hands and even on entire body before bath.

  • Tomato + Turmeric

Cut the tomato in two slice and sprinkle a little amount of turmeric over it. Scrub your face, neck and hand with the slice and wash if off after 15-20 minutes. No big deal, right? 😉

  • Oatmeal + Rose water

Oatmeal acts as a gentle scrub. Take a little amount of oatmeal and pour in rose water. Mix it well to form a paste. Smear it generously on your face and it’ll dry out in 10 minutes. Wash off with cold or regular water while scrubbing the flour off in circular motion. Pat dry and viola, your skin is rejuvenated!

  • Honey + Milk

Honey contains a high amount of antioxidant and you can just never go wrong with honey. Take 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoon of milk. Mix the fusion and apply it on your face, neck and hands. Clean it up after 20 minutes and you’ll have your supple skin back!

These things are readily available in the kitchen and all of the above hacks are tried and tested. I’ve my hands on this turmeric and yogurt hack since past two weeks and it is working amazingly wonderful on my skin! Like, if you have been following me on Instagram (rawandtoasted) then you could see that I’ve already ditched any foundation/BB/CC creams on my face. It is just the sunscreen and this magical de-tan remedies at night before I hit the hay.

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Until next post,

Jasmin

Decoding Levis Life: All About The Perfect Jeans Fit Feat. 300 Shaping Jeans

Hola Sugarcups!!

TGIF! I hope you folks are doing great (if not, don’t worry the weekend is almost here). With Summer in its full swing, I’ve had ditched jeans and went all in for cotton trousers, chinos and Patiala suits lately. When the temperature scours as high as 36 degrees, it becomes unbearable to move around in those skinny jeans, right? 😈 Well, yes even I was assuming when I was asked to try Levis 300 Shaping jeans. So here is what happened when I slipped in the shapening jeans from Levis.
If it wasn’t summer, you’d spot in jeans every other day and tell me why not?! There is this super comfort level that only denim jeans contribute us. Okay so the first thing that comes across my mind while trying on jeans is; whether I can comfortably squat in this pair or not 🐒. Yes, and that’s how it should be… being able to squat in a pair of jeans is the trick to know whether the fit and feel of jeans is made for your or not. But often times, getting that perfect rear end view becomes way too vital that I end up compromising on other aspects like waist-line fit and the length. When I had to try Levis 300 shaping jeans, it soon became my ‘dream jeans’ comes true!

The 300 shaping jeans is a new women’s denim collection from the ruler of denim den – Levis. Levis took the trend of 2017 quiet seriously and leaped to craft the body contouring jeans. It claims to strategically squash your tummy pot, slim your hips and thighs and lift your end. This clearly articulates that it is time to own what you got! For all the curvy women out there, this is going to be the party 🎊 ! We can wear this beautiful shaping jean to work as well as take it to those dinner dates.

I’m wearing the dark blue 300 shaping jeans from Levis and teamed it up with a bodysuit and blue kitten heels to finish the outfit. I literally lived my entire day from morning 7 am to 10 pm in this hero and even at the end of day, I feel as comfortable and confident. The dynamic-fit technology embraces the curves and wheedles the gut handles. It is a mid-rise jean that covers my stomach and holds it in. The pocket placement and inward inseam makes the rear-end look really arresting!

Three Tricks I Try To Find My Perfect-Fit Jeans
1.      Waist-fit: While buying jeans, your waist defines your size and not the hips! If your waist is 30, you need a jean of 29 or 31 depending on the brand and style.

2.      Rear-fit: Front and rear view of jeans makes or breaks your entire look. It it is too tight, please do not stay in the misconception that it will eventually loosen up. Even if you already have one slacken jeans in your wardrobe. Jeans don’t really adopt your body-shape; after multiple washes they tend to lose its dynamicity.

3.       Crotch-to-inseam fit: The inward inseam is the most flattering style and suits almost any body-type. The ill-fitted crotch is a BIG no-no and do I have to tell you why?? 

So this is it for today… Follow me on Instagram (rawandtoasted) for fashion, lifestyle and homestyle feeds. 

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.

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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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Jasmin

 

 

 

 

 

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

Happy Holi!

Raw And toasted

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

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A chicer interpretation…

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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

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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

Sunscreen

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.

Vaseline

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.

No-jeans!

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,

Jasmin

 

 

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

International Women’s Day Edition: Is This My Day? 

Hola Sugarcups!!

Years after years, March 8 unwaveringly marks International Women’s Day for more than a hundred of years now. Initially it was observed to celebrate the movement towards gender equality, it has then evolved to become more than that. In the era of Technicolor, the day is celebrated to honor the achievements and successes of women and to bring awareness of progression. There are women who believes International Women’s Day is not their day because every day is their day! Well, I honestly appreciate their emotions but I’m a kind of someone who believes in ‘living up every moment’. Of course, everyday is my day but there is no harm in reminiscing the scuffle made by a few women some decades ago.

Coming to today’s post, I wanted to share what I feel right now being a woman who is a daughter, a wife, a daughter-in-law and a sister-in-law. I’m enjoying the four-fold love from everyone around me! (really blessed!) Professionally, I’m a content writer and blogger. My blog ‘Raw and Toasted’ is my baby and it is very special to me. My journey from a Masters of Business Administration to Digital Content Writer wasn’t as swift as it looks now. Just like every ambitious girl, I have a dream and I visualize it every single day. I’m so happy the law of attraction works for me like a wonder. I love my job! I love growing up with inspiration and I’m thankful to the great Almighty for blessing me with an amazing family and relatives who are my friends too!

A small learning from my life;

“Let’s just not be a victim anymore. Chunk that incredible pressure to juggle work and family, cleavage remarks, girl child abuse, being capitulated at work and confining pays. Stop being crestfallen by the demons of biased society. Get up and create your own empire. You are the king of your fate. Believe in the power that lies within you…“

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Until next post, 

Jasmin