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Love Yourself and your skin in your own way | Kaya #MyLoveMyWay - Blog

Love is a strong word. A difficult word. A confusing word. A word that’s easier said than done. 

 

But it is also a compassionate word. A joyful word. An exhilarating word. And above all, a word that brings people closer together. 

 

For as long as the existence of time, we have made it a point to make everyone else’s business, our business. It’s almost as if humans were gifted with the instinct to sense when someone is about to make a choice that brings them happiness, and then make it their mission to “put you on the right path” with their unsolicited opinions. Yeah, those aren’t welcome either. 

 

And the instance we most commonly see this happening with is the choices you make for your own body and what makes you feel beautiful. When an individual - be it across gender or sex - decides to undergo any kind of cosmetic treatment, the first reaction is to criticise and ridicule, without a second’s thought to what it means for the individual themselves. 

 

But this is a story about love. This is when love is easier said than done — when you know what it means to love yourself and what it means to feel beautiful in your own skin, but to have to fight that societal battle to stand your ground. 

 

Let’s not forget, though, we also did say that love is something that brings people closer together. It’s because of the same love that today we see a hopeful shift towards more inclusive beauty — where we slowly but steadily grow to appreciate and admire beauty in all its forms, in all its genders. 

 

The Kaya Life is your forever Cupid, not just on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, but every day. We are your partners in giving life to the thought that #BeautifulIsYou — both inside out. 

 

To work its magic on the inside, our special team of 100+ expert dermatologists and skin care specialists curate treatments from over 60+ luxury skin care products, having 18 years of understanding Indian skin unlike any other. 

 

And for the outside, Kaya skin care clinics have 600+ customised services to offer for your every need. 

 

We also understand that sometimes you may need some help to feel more like yourself through cosmetics that aren’t “natural” in its form — Botox and Fillers being some examples. But love is about acceptance in every form and we’re bringing to the forefront a few pampering skincare treatments and products for you to embrace without judgement. #MyLoveMyWay is the belief that will take you all the way!

 

Treatments for Young, Firm, and Glowing Skin: Profhilo, Botox, and Fillers

 

  • Profhilo: Made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), these are injections that stimulate collagen production to build new cells and give you younger, firmer, and more hydrated skin
  • Botox: A protein that stems from Botulinum toxin, Botox injections are used to visibly reduce signs of ageing such as wrinkles. The effects typically last 3-4 months 
  • Fillers: Dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are composed of a few compounds including Hyaluronic Acid to fill up areas of the skin to make them look more plump and reduce fine lines

 

Anti Aging Products to Reduce Signs of Ageing: RetinoBoost Serum and Antox Vit C Serum

 

  • RetinoBoost: A combination of Retinol, Niacinamide, and Matrixyl 3000 to reverse early signs of aging. Retinoids help produce more collagen to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Matrixyl 3000 and Niacinamide work in similar ways and also help keep moisture intact. It’s a great over-the-counter face treatment for glowing skin
  • Antox Vit-C Serum: One of Kaya's best sellers in skin serums, it is rich in the goodness of vitamin C that helps fight free radicals. These free-flowing molecules result in oxidative stress which can alter and cause damage to your skin cells. Oxidative stress can be a cause of prolonged exposure to the sun and its UV rays, which can make your skin age faster to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that can significantly protect against UV damage to keep your skin feeling fresh and youthful 

 

Treatment for Smooth, Hairless Skin: Laser Hair Removal

 

Laser hair removal or laser hair reduction works using heat from a laser light that destroys hair follicles under the skin. Destroying hair from its follicles ensures that hair grows back much slower and when it does, that it grows as fine as “baby hair” — as Cupid, you know we can really appreciate this one. The results are long-term to leave your skin feeling smooth perpetually.

 

Of all the kinds of love, self love is the most powerful. Self love is unabashedly selfish and we love self love! It’s when you start to take care of yourself and glow on the inside that it automatically shines on the outside. It’s when others start to see your light and soak it in to appreciate you for your true self. So, be selfish and love yourself for a change. Because to love yourself in your skin is is to mean that #BeautifulIsYou. 

 

And if you ever need Cupid, we’re just a click away. Book an appointment online here to treat yourself with the best self-care beauty products and skincare treatments. #MyLoveMyWay is your mantra today and everyday!

 

References: 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583886/

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6489637/

 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26578346/

 

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants-in-depth https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3673383/

Nov 21, 2019

Celebrity Looks From The MET Gala That Dazzled Us

Every year Hollywood celebrities serve us some serious fashion and beauty inspiration at the annual MET Gala. This year was no exception as well, as all the Hollywood A-listers stepped out to flaunt their gorgeous, flawless skin! Let’s have a look at celebs and their interpretation of this year’s theme, ‘Heavenly Bodies’

Rihanna

 

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The co-hostess for this year’s gala had the boldest and most astounding interpretation of the theme with her Pope-like hat and a divine outfit by Maison Margiela. This R&B sensation completely floored us with her svelte, smooth legs. Just the right amount of oomph added to a celestial look. Something very achievable with Kaya Laser Hair Removal!

Blake Lively

 

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Blake wore a spectacular deep maroon velvet gown by Versace and looked absolutely beautiful. She complemented her magnificent dress with glowing skin. Her intricately designed sleeves were perfectly shown off with smooth arms. She also gave a teasing glimpse of her smooth legs through the sheer material used on the dress.

Hailey Baldwin

 

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This supermodel looked truly angelic in Tommy Hilfiger. The high slit dress and her flawless skin were a match made in heaven. Hailey made all heads turn with that daring dress of hers, but she had extremely silky looking skin. You can achieve similar results with Kaya Laser Hair Removal as well.

Daren Criss

 

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Daren carried the dapper look excellently in his Dolce & Gabbana sequined suit. He kept his facial hair intricately carved giving us major beard goals.

Chadwick Boseman

 

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This real life superhero looked stunning on the red carpet in Versace. As always, he kept his face clean with an enviable beard which was shaped to perfection.

Justin Theroux

 

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This action star struck the perfect balance between rugged and well-groomed with this classic Hollywood stubble look. A very macho look which is clean thanks to the perfect beard shape, Justin truly won us over.

We’re sure you want to try out these bearded looks too and who wouldn’t! What if we told you that Kaya offers beard-shaping laser hair removal as an option? What’s more is that you can opt for a trial for just INR 85 on your underarms.

Book an appointment now to get the beard look you’ve been dreaming of.

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Nov 21, 2019

Summer Dress Fashion: Styling Tips, Accessories & Glowing Skin

A dress is every woman’s ultimate wardrobe essential. From flowing maxis to cute off-shoulder floral print dresses, you can choose from a wide range of looks. And the best part is, you can team these dresses with a host of accessories to make sure you turn heads whenever you step outside.

But most importantly, flaunting that summer dress is the perfect way to show off your glowing, radiant skin, which you’ve kept covered and well moisturised all winter.

Here are some simple ideas to look like an absolute scorcher in your summer dress-

  1. Stylize With The Right Accessories

The choice of accessories depends on the occasion. Casual summer dresses can be teamed with denim, shrugs, and leather jackets for a stylish ensemble. When going out with friends in the morning, wear a hat that complements your dress and adds to the overall look. Avoid jewellery, but if you absolutely must, go with delicate silver or gold ornaments.

Slip on some embellished footwear to add more colour and vibrancy to your look.

  1. Step Out With Flawless Skin

Tanning and sun allergies are common problems during summer, and too much exposure to sunlight can damage your skin beyond repair. Make sure to apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Also, drink a lot of water, and eat fresh fruits and veggies to keep your skin hydrated.

Another problem that you face with wearing summer dresses is frequenting your beautician every 15-20 days to get unwanted body hair removed. You could instead say goodbye to those expensive parlour visits by opting for convenient laser hair reduction sessions at Kaya Skin Clinic.

Laser hair reduction is gentle on the skin and a permanent solution for unwanted body hair. Kaya Skin Clinic’s certified beauty therapists use advanced laser technology to deal with unwanted hair from your body. Laser hair reduction is suitable for all skin types and has zero side effects.

Quick Summer Hacks

Summer is the time when makeup becomes a real hassle. Avoid too much makeup and go for a minimalistic approach.

  • Use an oil-absorbing base before applying makeup to avoid melting. Keep in mind that too much powder will give you a chalky appearance.
  • Don’t forget to carry a facial mist when you’re travelling to keep your skin cool and moisturized.
  • Go easy on the foundation and use cream-based eye shadows and blushes to ensure your makeup lasts.
  • Avoid dark colours, and if you’re applying mascara, make sure it’s a waterproof one. Liquid liners are better for the summers than pencils, as these last longer.

Now that you know how to get that perfect summer look, slip into your favourite summer dress and watch everyone turn green with envy every time you step out into the sun.

Nov 21, 2019

Effective Ways to Ease PMS Discomfort

We have listed down few suggestions for you to ease out the discomfort caused by PMS.  

Exercise  

Keep yourself active; indulge yourself in light aerobics to thirty minutes of brisk walking. You can try jogging, swimming or even dancing. It will keep anxiety and depression away during PMS. It will help to uplift your mood and beat the stress away. Being active will help you manage your weight as well. Exercise reduces cortisol, the stress hormone and releases beta-endorphins which will make you happy. It will also reduce cramps.  

Quit smoking  

Smoking aggravates PMS symptoms as it dehydrates your body leading to severe cramping. It is advisable that you quit smoking to alleviate the symptoms of PMS. Not smoking does have additional health benefits.

Have healthier diet  

Increase your intake of fruits, leafy vegetables and pulses. Take a stock of intake on sugar, fat, salt and artificial sweeteners and cut it down. A healthy diet will not help you during periods but throughout the month. Cut down on salt as it will help you to deal with bloating.  

Cut down on alcohol and caffeine  

To avoid having a roller-coaster ride of mood swings, reduce the intake of alcohol and caffeine.  If possible avoid having chocolate during your periods. You may have strong cravings for chocolate and alcohol but reduce the intake.  

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Try to beat stress by doing yoga, meditation or having a massage. It will help to soothe the cramps during these days. Go for relaxation techniques that you are comfortable with. Research says that even acupuncture helps you to ease the symptoms of PMS.  

Take medications  

If the symptoms prevent you from indulging in daily activities, it is best seeking the help of your family doctor. You should take supplements like magnesium, vitamin B or multivitamins. It will improve your metabolism and also help to deal with hormonal imbalance.  

Nov 21, 2019

First Date Outfit Ideas | Dressing for a Successful Date

It might be a dinner date at a fancy restaurant or just meeting up over a cup of coffee. All you need to keep in mind is that you feel comfortable. To make it simple we have come up with certain options to dress up on your first date.

Jumpsuit

Men may not understand the jumpsuit trend, but trust us; it is a great outfit for an evening date. If you are meeting your date during the day, opt for a short jumpsuit. Pair it with high heels and a cool blazer and you are sure to keep his eyes hooked onto you.

Floral print dress

A floral dress is not only comfortable but also flirtatious for a first date. If you have toned arms, opt for a sleeveless one, or if you want to flaunt your legs then you can go for a short mini dress. Pair it up with ankle boots and a pair of earrings and you are good to go.

Black dress

A black dress always comes to your rescue when you are heading for dinner date. Just ensure you have the right make-up, the perfect nails and a gorgeous shade of lipstick. Throw in a sexy yet edgy jacket with a pair of bright colour stilettos and carry a chic clutch to complete the look.

Denims

You can never go wrong with a well fitted pair of denim. Team it up with a casual white shirt or a chic lacy top. Throw over a smart jacket and a pair of pumps. Add some colour by wearing trendy necklace or a pair of eye popping earrings. Let your hair down for that perfect glamorous look.  

It is advisable to dress up as per the occasion. Ask your date in advance where you will be going. It makes it easier for you to plan the right outfit. You don’t want to be wearing a wrong outfit and feel uncomfortable.

Always wear an outfit you are comfortable in and confident about. You surely don’t want to keep tugging and pulling your dress while on a date right? If you want to flaunt your assets, do it discreetly. If you have toned arms or shoulders, choose a dress wisely. Avoid looking too trendy or flashy. You might end up looking too trashy, if you wear too revealing or body-con dresses.

Go easy with jewellery and make-up and do not overdo it.

Hope these tips will help you to make an awesome impression, but also remember to look comfortable and chic always.  

Nov 21, 2019

Latest trending colours in fashion

Summer is here! It’s time to pack those heavy woollens back in the closet and flaunt outfits that you’ve been waiting for. We suggest you colours that are worn by top international as well Indian celebrities. Let’s make them a part of our summer collection.

Mustard

Warm and comforting, mustard will speak volumes about your personality. Perfect colour for Indian skin tone, and a must have in your wardrobe this summer season. Throw in a contrasting colour accessory with it and you are good to go.

Olive Green

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This colour is going to create waves this season. Grab an olive green cargo pants, or jacket or an olive green jumpsuit. It is a perfect colour for an afternoon event. If you want to make your friends envy you, then we suggest walking in olive green shoes too.

Marsala

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  Perfect colour to grab attention, Marsala can often be misunderstood as burgundy or maroon. It is a beautiful colour to compliment Indian skin tone. It looks good if you can wear this colour in a saree or an anarkali dress. If you can lay your hands on accessories in this colour, you are sure to be the centre of attraction.

Teal

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A colour that will surely make you stand out. Perfect to beat the summer heat, it is a colour that goes well with any day time affair. It is creating waves on the runaway, so hurry up and grab an outfit in this colour.

Orchid

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Do you crave for something brighter but done with wearing reds and oranges? Go for orchid which is vibrant yet a subtle colour. Team this colour with the right accessories and you will woo everyone. 

Nov 21, 2019

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Style

Are you clueless about making the best impression? Do you find yourself uncertain about what to wear to an important meeting or event? Are you confused about what colours look good on you? Well, your Zodiac Sign can guide you well. Let see as per your zodiac what is the best for you.

Aries

Red is the colour for you as it represents your ruling planet Mars. Always opt for this colour on special occasions as it will be lucky for you. Wearing ruby colour dress will be your ultimate style statement.

Taurus

Your sign is ruled by Venus which is intense by nature, which means luxury is your style. Go for silk, floral outfits and pastel colours.

Gemini

You have a diverse personality, which is great as you are comfortable to experiment with variety of colours, fabrics, styles and accessories. For your personality, colours like orange, yellow and neon are perfect. Capri pants, short dresses and sporty wear are just right for you.

Cancer

Go for outfits that are in white, cream or silver in colour. Wear pearls as they are perfect for your personality. Also you can carry outfits which have a net or lace. Men can wear formal shirts that are in softer colours.

Leo

Leos have exquisite tastes and love to attract attention. Opt for outfits in shades of yellow, gold and orange. Leo men should go for relaxed look while women can opt for classy and elegant outfits.

Virgo

People under this sign love to have everything perfect, that stands true for their personal style. You should wear outfits made in linen or cotton in warm and earthy colours. Rusts, browns or beige coloured outfits are perfect for you.

Libra

Venus is your ruler and you love wearing new outfits. Opt for outfits in pinks and pearly colours. You can go for dresses in delicate brocade.

Scorpio

Scorpio is an intense sign ruled by the dark Pluto. You can go for outfits in deep colours of red and black. Also, you can complete your look by wearing sunglasses or tinted spectacles.

Sagittarius

You are free spirited and it helps you to experiment with styles. Opt for fitted outfits for formal occasions. Outfits in red, purples, pinks and navy blues are perfect for your personality.

Capricorn

You are traditional in your fashion style and hence wearing outfits in shades of brown, greys and tans is perfect for your persona. You crave for elegance and these colours will do perfect justice for you.

Aquarius

You are free spirited and boho look will be the perfect look for you. Go for flowy skirts, shorts, colourful jootis or chappals. You love colours so opt for mix and match look. Also Indo-western look will be easy for you to don.

Pisces

You are very sensitive and romantic by nature. You know how to charm people. Opt for outfits in blue or green. Even outfits which have a tinge of silver go well with your personality. Outfits in chiffon or muslin are perfect for you.

Nov 21, 2019

Latest Bridal Trends: Motif Jewellery, Gold Accessories, and More

How about we get inspired from the latest trend this season and create the perfect look for you?

Pre-stitched Sarees  

With the endless events, this outfit is a blessing. This contemporary outfit is edgy yet creates the grace created by the six yard saree. It can be worn effortlessly just like a dress or gown and not compromise on the style factor. It’s perfect for the mehendi ceremony.

Motif Jewellery

A perfect blend of delicateness and dazzle, motif is a big hit in Indian brides. Motif jewellery representing the peacock is perfect mix of finery with sophistication. The motifs can be either in pearls, precious stonesor diamonds.

Gold Jewellery

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Gold is back this season, while kundan and jadau jewellery does not have a strong following this season. Gold always succeeds in making the bride look sophisticated by adding a tinge of glow to her real beauty. It is perfect for all the wedding events and makes all the outfits look stylish.

Embellished Sarees and Lehengas   Do you love intricate designs using crystals, stones, beads, golden zari etc.? Then embellished sarees and lehengas are perfect for you. They involve amazing detailing that  
accentuates the elegant beauty in you.

Headpieces

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Mang-tikkas are a classic jewellery piece and a must-have for a bride. It compliments your face and goes with the traditional wear. Opt for simple gold ones or for stone studded ones. Tikkas always create the magic the bride desires for. You can also opt for a hand-me-down heirloom pieces from your grand-mother. They create a classy look. You can also go for matha-pattis to glam up your look.

Embroidered Saree and Lehenga

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Opt for an embroidered vintage saree and lehenga for your bridal outfit. They always lend the perfect elegant touch that you seek on your special day. Be it zari or aari embroidery, outfits with detailed embroidery always look stunning. Be sure to have it in your wedding trousseau.

Nose Ring

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Wearing a nose ring or a nath on your wedding day is a timeless trend. It is always in fashion. In fact your look will be incomplete if you do not wear one. It grabs the most attention. Opt for naths with meenakari work, colourful stones, diamonds or even pearls.

Mehndi

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Applying mehndi is a big part of an Indian marriage. Over the years there has been a change in mehndi designs. Earlier it was the Indian traditional designs that had peacock motifs, and then came the Arabic design. Even chemical mehendi became a rage. This season, it is the ‘tikya’ design that is not just trending but also the demand is great. These round floral designs are delicate and give the required elegant touch to your bridal outfit.

Bridal Footwear

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Heels and flats are both in trend this wedding season. If you love heels go peep toes in gold or silver. You can also step into stilettoes if you are confident. If for some reason you prefer flats, there are beautiful strappy embellished flats available in the market.

Dhoti Salwars

Dump the typical sarees and lehengas for the sangeet and mehendi and don a dhoti over Nehru jacket or with a band gala. You can also wear an embellished crop top or embellished tunic with it. They will be comfortable to wear and you can dance all through the night.  

Nov 21, 2019

Post-Workout Tips for a Fresh Look | Gym Beauty Hacks

We have always encouraged you to head to the gym and we know how difficult it is to take out time for it. At times you have to hit the gym in the morning before you head to work. While there are times you have to go to the gym right before a night out. So how to do you still manage to look good after you have been all sweaty and look messy?

We have few suggestions wherein you can still work out and look good post your rigorous cardio!

  • Tie up your hair while at the gym. This way it will not pick up too much of sweat. Have a towel handy to wipe off excess of sweat. Keep your hands off from your sweaty face as it can lead to acne. Also you can blot off the sweat using wipes or tissues.
  • Post your work out, loosen up your hair and let it down. Let it breathe as it will reduce the oil production and dry up the sweat on your scalp. If your gym has a shower facility, head for it and just rinse your hair.
  • Use disposable body wipes which are easily available at most chemist stores. These wipes get rid of excess oil from your skin. Most of them are gentle and can be used on your face, while others can be used all over your body.
  • Use a good moisturizer post your work out. Your skin gets stretched and it needs to be hydrated. Applying a gentle moisturiser will prevent stretch marks from appearing. Exercising makes you lose weight and tone your muscles which can lead to stretch marks. Kaya’s Intense Hydration Body Lotion contains Shea and Kokum Butter that restores essential oils to skin that is dry. Its 24-hour moisture lock formula prevents moisture loss all day long, leaving your skin soft and smooth to touch. To know more: http://shop.kayaclinic.com/shop-online/intense-hydration-body-lotion
  • Using a foot deodorizer will make you feel clean as it will absorb the sweat built-up on your feet. You get it in spray or powder form and can apply to your feet as it will kill the bacteria and germs. This will also keep the odour away.
  • Head for a shower post work out. Always keep a gym bag stocked with your basic requirements- a change of fresh clothes, clean towel, shampoo and moisturiser.
  • Do not forget to apply a sunscreen post workout. It is important to prevent damage from sun and prevent premature aging. Always keep it in your gym bag. Apply before you head for your workout and reapply post it as well. Kaya’s Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 15 protects against both UV-A and UV-B rays while also sufficiently hydrating the skin without making it sticky. With Ultra Boot Star rating of 5, it offers the highest possible UV-A protection against tanning and ageing due to sun exposure. To know more: http://shop.kayaclinic.com/shop-online/daily-use-sunscreen-spf-15
  • Hydrate yourself after the workout. Your body will be dehydrated and sipping on water will help replenish lost fluid. It will also help prevent cramping and benefit your skin.

 

           

Nov 21, 2019

Fashion goof-ups we all make

Avoid being uncomfortable

The general view is, too much of skin show is a turn off. It is one of the worst  mistakes in any fashion book. Show off your skin as long as you are comfortable. You  don’t want to be tugging your dress. You may get attention but trust us it will not be  positive attention. If you want to show off your body, make it look sexy than flashy.  Wear a silky top with a pair of skinny jeans; team a mini dress with ankle high boots.  Being comfortable should be your main priority.

Avoid getting stuck in the past

Wearing classic or vintage outfits has been always followed by women. Even we agree  that it is a good investment. But the issue is as you grow older you go into the  comfort zone wearing the same old outfits. It will be a great idea to if you could  stylishly pair old styles with the new ones. Also, your body undergoes lot of change so  it is advisable to pick outfits that will suit your body type.

Bad fit

Trying to carry a fit that does nothing to your figure is a common mistake most of us  make. Avoid covering yourself in baggy or loose fitting outfits or trying to fit into a  size that is too small for you. Your dress needs to flatter your body curves and not go  against it. A fitted outfit will make you look and feel confident. With right accessories  you will surely make heads turn. 

Wearing too much of bling

Wear too much of bling and you will be mistaken for a Christmas tree. To avoid this  mistake go easy with jewellery. Adorn delicate pieces of jewellery for everyday wear.  Mix and match your jewellery to create the right look. If you are wearing huge  dangling earrings, then do away with a necklace. Wear a simple watch or delicate  bracelet to beautify your hands.

Wearing wrong lingerie

This is the number one fashion blunder done by most women. It is always neglected  leading to major blunders. In fact at times it messes up the entire outfit. At times the  bra size or fit is all wrong. It is essential to get yourself measured once in a year to  know your correct size. Wearing a strappy bra on a racer back top spoils the entire  look of the outfit. It will be advisable to wear a strapless bra to enhance the look. If  you wearing a sheer or white outfit, it is best to wear a nude colour lingerie to give  you a good silhouette. 

Do let us know which goof-ups you regret the most!

Nov 21, 2019

Iconic Fashion Movies: Style Inspiration From Classics

"Pretty Woman" still has the magical charm to it even after so many years. Richard Gere, a rich guy who decides to change a prostitute-Julia Roberts into a flawless and classy lady. The entire fashion scene of the movie is tempting. Right from high boots to her gorgeous opera outfit. Plus it is hard to ignore her beautiful curly hair, right?

Jab We Met

Kareena Kapoor not just succeeded in charming us with her cheery ways in the movie, but also gave us a new fashion trend-Patiala salwar with a long T-shirt. The outfit was promptly followed by college kids. The comfort level along with style was the reason why it got picked up as a trend.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna

Bell-bottoms shook the fashion world in the 70s. The credit goes to the movie ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ starring Zeenat Aman and Dev Anand. These bell-bottoms paired with oversized glasses created the perfect retro look. And of course, the charm of the style is such that it keeps coming back.

Mughal-E-Azam A fashion trend that is considered as elegant, Anarkalis is one of the best stylish outfits even today. These suits were worn by the gorgeous Madhubala in the classic movie ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. Now every woman owns them and is the first choice for most occasions- be it daily wear or a wedding event. It is
a must have in your wardrobe.

The Devil Wears Prada

 

Set in New York, the fashion capital of America, this film speaks about how a smart graduate, Anne Hathway, bags a job at a high end fashion magazine. The employees who work for the magazine are expected to be dressed in vogue with the trends. Throughout the movie, you will be attracted to stunning and trendy designer outfits. Meryl Streep, in particular, leaves a mark with her unique panache. 

Sex And The City

Carrie Bradshaw and fashion go hand in hand, isn’t it? Shoes, shoes, shoes and more shoes. Based on the TV series Sex and the City, this film is one of the top fashion movies of the decade. The most spectacular and iconic outfit of this film is Carrie’s wedding dress, designed by Vivienne Westwood. With New York fashionistas walking in gorgeous outfits, this movie is a must-see for somebody who loves keeping it stylish.

Coco Before Chanel

Featuring the attractive Audrey Tautou, this French film is extremely fashionable and chic. It is a movie that portrays the journey of Chanel as a seamstress before she rose to fame. This movie cannot be missed if you are keen to know the early years of the most iconic French designer.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s

This is unquestionably an out-and-out classic that every girl should see. This movie gave birth to ‘The Little Black Dress’, a basic dress that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress with a beaded pearl necklace is eternal, and is adored by every fashionista.   

Nov 21, 2019

Essential Winter Must-Haves for a Cozy Season

Make sure you have these winter essentials to keep your style quotient happening even in winters.

Skinny Jeans

Opt for a dark blue or black coloured pair of skinny jeans. They will look good with anything, a tee or white shirt even a printed top. Team it up with a pair of ballets or high heels and you will make heads turn. Throw in a jacket to give that chic look an extra edge.

Leather Jacket

Buying a leather jacket is always an investment than an expense. Plus it is always good for the low temperatures. Though they are a bit expensive, they scream style. Pair it with denims and boots to face the winter with style. You can also pair it with a skirt to give yourself the classy feminine look.

Coat

What is the best way to beat the grey wintery days? Get a coat in a colour that will make you stand out yet keep you warm. Layer a neutral outfit with a beautiful warm coat, and you are good to walk through the chilled air.

Long Scarf

Winter wardrobe is incomplete without having a beautiful scarf, isn’t it? It is definitely a chic accessory to possess. It can spice up any outfit within matter of minutes, plus it keeps you warm. Pair it with a pretty dress to get that ultra-feminine look.

Blazer

This piece of clothing is very versatile. It can be worn as a part of your casual outfit as well as formal outfits. It looks stylish plus it keeps you warm on cold days. Pair it up with right skirt or dress and accessories and you are good to go.

Cardigan

Want to create a perfect delicate look with a touch of innocence? Remember the cardigans that your grand-mom knitted for you? It’s time to get them off the loft. Pair hand knitted cardigans with a jeans or a skirt. They are also available in prints or plain, depending on the look you want to go for.

Boots

Be it ankle high or knee high boots, they will complete your winter look. Wear them over stockings and you will stand out in the crowd. They will not just keep your feet warm but will also add sophistication to your look.

Oversized Sweater

Team it up with a pair of well-fitted denims, sneakers and a sling bag. If you want to go more feminine, a warm colourful knitted cap does the job well. Oversized sweaters are not chic but also comfortable.

Leg Warmers

Make a style statement in colourful knitted leg warmers. Knit one for yourself and wear it over boots, they will keep you warm plus create a trend-setting look.

A knit dress

This outfit is meant for days when you are not in the mood for denims or pants. Invest in one knitted dress that fits you well or go for a more comfortable and relaxed look. Pair it with knee-high boots and grab all the attention.

Nov 21, 2019

Master the Art of Strobing: Essential Tips for Perfect Illumination

You must have seen celebrities with dewy skin, chiselled jawlines, cheekbones and perfect pouty lips. All of these are achieved by strobing. This technique is easy to master. It is all about highlighting the right areas on your face with your favourite highlighter.

Now before you pick your highlighter let’s understand how to get strobing right.  

Moisturise your skin To get best results out of strobing, it is advised to moisturise your skin before you apply any make up. It will add to the perfect glow. Apply a good moisturiser that will hydrate your dull skin. Apply it few minutes before you apply your make up. Allow the skin to soak it up. If you apply make-up on dry skin it will make your skin look even more dry and flaky. Kaya’s Skin Awakening Gel moisturizes dull and dry skin. The potent complexion booster formula contains encapsulated vitamins B3, B5, A, C & E that immediately melts on contact with the skin and help banish dullness, rejuvenate your skin to reveal a new radiance with this wonderful product. Visit http://shop.kayaclinic.com/shop-online/skin-awakening-gel

Choose the correct highlighter

Pick a highlighter that complements your skin tone. You just have to add sheen to your skin and not look like a frosted cupcake. If you have a fair skin, opt for highlighter in champagne tones. Pink champagne coloured highlighter will do justice to light-medium skin tones. If you are blessed with olive coloured skin, choose a highlighter that has golden tones. Highlighter in terracotta tones is best suited for people with dark skin.

Try being a natural

Use highlighter only on the areas that catch light, like your cheekbones, temples (sides of forehead), bridge of your nose, and above your cupids bow. Also, you need not use the highlighter on all the above mentioned areas. Stick to one or two areas else you will end up having a greasy mess on your face.

The technique

Moisturise your skin with Kaya’s Skin Awakening Gel. Then apply Kaya’s Complexion Perfector Cream to give your skin instant coverage and even skin tone with a perfect make-up finish. The CC cream instantly blurs imperfections, reduces fine lines and gives your skin a smooth finish. Visit: http://shop.kayaclinic.com/ to know more.

Apply your favourite blush across your cheeks. Choose your favourite highlighter and dab a bit of it on the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, and chin. To blend it in, use your finger or a make-up sponge.

Irrespective of your skin type, we suggest using liquid and cream highlighters over powdered ones. They blend in easier and look natural. Do share your make-up tips with us! Happy Strobing!

Nov 21, 2019

Elegant Saree Draping Styles - Traditional & Modern

Table of Contents

  • Saree. An Epitome of Grace & Elegance
  • Saree Draping - A Form of Art
  • Draping Diversity: A Panoramic View of Saree Styles Across India
  • Conclusion
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever wondered about the timeless allure of the saree, a garment that transcends fashion trends and embodies the essence of Indian culture? The saree holds a profound significance, symbolising tradition, grace, and femininity. Beyond being a piece of clothing, it's a canvas that enhances the inherent beauty of women. From the intricate weaves to vibrant hues, each saree tells a story. The art of saree draping, with its myriad styles like Nivi, Bengali, and Gujarati, adds a unique charm. Join us in unravelling the beauty and cultural richness woven into the fabric of Indian tradition.

Saree. An Epitome of Grace & Elegance

When we talk about traditional Indian clothing, the saree stands as a symbol of grace and elegance. It has gracefully evolved, embracing various styles and techniques that mirror India's rich cultural diversity. The saree, arguably the most beautiful traditional Indian garment, is not merely a daily attire but a favoured choice for special occasions like weddings, parties, festivals, and events. Regardless of your personal style, India's vast collection of stunning sarees ensures you'll discover one that perfectly aligns with your taste, offering a timeless blend of beauty and cultural richness in every intricately woven thread.

Saree Draping - A Form of Art

Saree draping is a captivating art that transforms the six yards of fabric into a canvas of elegance and grace. It involves intricate folds, pleats, and tucks, creating a mesmerizing drape that accentuates the wearer's silhouette. Each region in India boasts distinct draping styles, reflecting cultural diversity. The art of saree draping is not just about clothing; it's a celebration of tradition, identity, and craftsmanship. From the delicate seedha pallu to the elaborate lehenga style, mastering the art requires skill and appreciation for the timeless beauty inherent in the flowing folds of this iconic Indian attire.

Draping Diversity: A Panoramic View of Saree Styles Across India

India, a land of rich traditions and cultural diversity, boasts a kaleidoscope of saree draping styles. Beyond being a garment, the saree represents the heritage, customs, and identity of each region. Let's embark on a sartorial journey, unveiling the unique draping techniques from different states.

Nivi Style of Andhra Pradesh: The Nivi drape, originating from Andhra Pradesh, is one of the most popular saree draping styles. Characterized by neatly pleated folds and a pallu gracefully flowing over the shoulder, this style adds an aura of sophistication. The Nivi drape is versatile, suitable for both everyday wear and festive occasions.

Bengali Drapes from West Bengal: West Bengal is renowned for its distinctive Bengali saree draping styles. The traditional "Atpoure" and "Shakha-Pola" drapes, adorned during weddings and festivals, feature a prominent red border. The pallu is elegantly draped over the left shoulder and often showcases intricate designs, reflecting the artistic richness of Bengal.

Gujarati Garba Style: In Gujarat, the vibrant Garba dance inspires a unique saree draping style. The "Gujarati" drape involves tightly pleated pallu arranged in the front, highlighting the intricate patterns. This style allows for ease of movement, making it perfect for lively celebrations like Navratri.

Maharashtrian Nauvari Drape: The Nauvari saree draping style hails from Maharashtra and is a symbol of Marathi culture. Characterized by its distinct nine-yard length, the saree is draped like a dhoti, offering both comfort and grace. The Nauvari drape is popularly worn during Maharashtrian folk dances and festivals.

Tamil Nadu's Madisar Style: The Madisar drape is a traditional style from Tamil Nadu, typically worn by married women. This elaborate style involves wrapping the saree around the waist, forming a series of pleats, and then draping it over the left shoulder. The pallu is longer than usual, creating a regal and graceful look.

Kodagu Style from Karnataka: Karnataka's Kodagu style is a unique way of draping the saree, often seen in the Kodava community. The pleats are tucked at the back, allowing the pallu to fall over the left shoulder. This distinctive style is adorned during cultural events and festivals, reflecting the cultural identity of the region.

Assamese Mekhela Chador Drape: Assam's Mekhela Chador drape consists of two pieces – the Mekhela, worn as a skirt, and the Chador, draped over the upper body. The Mekhela is elegantly pleated, and the Chador is intricately pinned, creating a graceful yet comfortable attire.

Kerala's Mundum Neriyathum Drape: In Kerala, the Mundum Neriyathum drape showcases the simplicity and elegance of the traditional attire. The saree is draped in a two-piece style, with the Mundu forming the lower garment and the Neriyathum draped over the blouse. This style is commonly worn during festive occasions and cultural events.

Conclusion

As a cultural ally, Kaya celebrates the diverse draping styles of the saree across India. The threads of tradition and fashion intertwine seamlessly, creating an exquisite tapestry of elegance that resonates with the rich cultural heritage of each state. Explore the beauty of Indian sarees with Kaya and embrace the timeless allure of these traditional ensembles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the different types of saree draping styles in India?
A. India boasts diverse draping styles, including the Nivi style from Andhra Pradesh, Bengal's Atpoure and Shakha-Pola drapes, the Gujarati Garba style, Maharashtra's Nauvari drape, Tamil Nadu's Madisar style, Karnataka's Kodagu style, Assam's Mekhela Chador drape, and Kerala's Mundum Neriyathum drape.

Q. How do I choose the right saree drape for an occasion?
A. Consider the occasion and cultural context. For instance, opt for the sophisticated Nivi drape for formal events, the Gujarati Garba style for festivities like Navratri, and the regal Madisar style for cultural celebrations.

Q. Can I experiment with saree draping styles based on my body type?
A. Absolutely! Different draping styles can complement various body types. For instance, the Nivi drape offers a universally flattering silhouette, while the Nauvari drape from Maharashtra suits those looking for a unique and traditional style.

Q. Are there specific accessories that enhance the beauty of different saree draping styles?
A. Yes, accessories play a crucial role. For instance, Bengali drapes are often paired with red and white bangles, while the Kodagu style from Karnataka may include traditional jewellery like Kolusu (anklets) and Petha (headgear).

Q. How does Kaya celebrate the cultural significance of saree draping?
A. Kaya appreciates and celebrates the cultural diversity of India through its diverse saree draping styles. The brand recognizes the significance of each style, aligning with its commitment to timeless beauty and cultural finesse.

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