Sunday, 11 April 2021

Curate Your Ensemble with Admirable Fabrics ft. Fabcurate

"Clothing is a form of self-expression, so define yourself in the best way possible." This notion completely resonates with my personal belief. Because i feel that clothes do have a significant impact on our emotions, overall confidence, and ultimately how you feel about your own self. In clothing, I prefer to wear something comfortable rather than unnecessarily expensive. That's the reason I like my clothing to be aesthetically pleasing and functional. 

Having said this, I also believe 'one-size-fits-all' is a total myth because every person is built differently. And over the years, I've noticed that getting a tailor made version for your clothing makes a massive difference  as compared to an off-the-rack piece bought from a store. So most of the time, I would choose to buy fabrics from local market and would get it stitched from my tailor master to create the perfect ensemble because custom-made clothing gives my personality a sharper look that endures. 

But what made my fabric shopping different this time is the 'place' from where I bought the fabrics for my summer outfits. While most markets and malls might have reopened across country, I'm still skeptical about visiting public places specially those crowded local markets due to current surge in rate of infections. So this time, I shopped from, a Surat-based online store, that houses an array of premium quality fabrics in attractive prints and patterns.

Fabcurate has a plethora of fabrics including plain, printed, embroidered, velvet, and peculiar crafts such as Indigo, Kalamkari, Ikat, Ajrakh, Tie and dye and many more. One can use those fabrics as creatively as possible like for draping, for creating ensembles like saree, kurta, shirts, for home décor and much more. 

What I loved while exploring Fabcurate that the maneuverability on the site is buttery-smooth. The entire product range has been thoughtfully spread across varied collections so that a person with specific criteria in mind could directly get an easy access to the product line of his/her liking and it saves loads of your precious time. You may also delve into choosing appropriate fabrics that would cater to your desired look to be created on certain festivals, outings, family-functions etc. Those looking for high-quality organic cotton fabrics must check out their summery prints that are not only soothing to eyes, but are environment-friendly too. 

After many hours of intense brain-storming for zeroing upon an item (yes, because you're bound to get lost into the mesmerizing world of chic fabrics), I finally chose to order two of the fabrics from Digital Print category. A Tusser Silk Fabric in Hunter Green And Beige Booti Pattern Digital Print Premium Swarovski Hand Work that I'm planning to make an Anarkali Kurta from & a Cotton Cambric Fabric in Aegean Blue And Olive Green Ethnic Pattern that would be suitable to design an 
elegant workwear kurta-pant set or a comfy coord-set.

As expected, I received my order within 4 days which is reasonably decent time. I appreciate that the brand packed the fabrics in a cloth bag instead of polythene bags.

The texture, weave, colour, print and overall touch-n-feel of the fabrics is really nice. Now I'm literally eager to get these stitched to precisely fitted garments that would bring out more individuality. 💙 

I would like to specifically remark here that Fabcurate is probably the only online portal that facilitates you to order the quantity of the fabric as less as just 1 meter without any restrictions of 'minimum order quantity' or 'minimum order amount', so that you may mix-n-match your ensemble the way you want to.

As a customer with completely satisfied shopping experience, I won't hesitate to declare that finding a piece of clothing that suits the picture you have in your head had been almost impossible, but not any more.

To purchase the finest quality fabrics to use for your versatile stitching projects, I highly recommend Fabcurate, because their vision is not just to provide its customers premium quality products, but also to push Indian artisans show their creative potential to come up with their own unique version of traditional Indian textile heritage with every fabric they craft.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Indulge Into Invigorating Morning Showers With Aroma of Roses

"Invest in your skin. It's going to represent you forever."

I'm a believer of the fact that healthy, glowing skin is not something to show off, but it's a protective shield you should enjoy to live in. To me, taking good care of my skin is certainly more important than covering it up under the layers of makeup. Because glowing skin is always in. And that's the reason I never compromise in quality of my skincare essentials and choose them with utmost attention especially towards the ingredients. These days, I've been treating my skin with a rejuvenating bathing kit with the natural goodness of roses. I'm so delighted with the indulgent pampering of my body that I couldn't resist introducing you to Delicate Rose Bathtub Spa Kit from the house of Bryan & Candy New York.

To begin with, I was amused by the exquisite packaging of these fragrant bathing essentials in a cute silver bath tub that sits really pretty on the bathroom countertop. The kit consists of four result-oriented products (along with a loofah) that will turn your morning shower into a refreshing experience.

On a morning, when your skin looks dull, you can optimize the appearance of your skin by taking your routine shower the right way. Remember! Getting glowy is all in the way you wash. As a first step to your shower, get the water temperature just right suited for the weather. Cleanse your skin with a gentle shower gel to get rid of dirt, pollutants from the top layer of skin. The Delicate Rose Bath & Shower Gel is one of the most sweet-smelling bathing gels I've used so far. Despite being a dry skinned person, I didn't feel my skin being stripped off natural body oil. Reason being, this shower gel is enriched with moisturizing ingredients Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Organic Aloe Vera along with Rose Water as main ingredient. The loofah that comes along in the kit gives richer lather to clean your body with little quantity. So I'm expecting this 300ml bottle to last for good number of days. 
Once the body skin is clean, that means you've actually primed it up for the scrub to do wonders to your skin. Use lukewarm water to soften your skin so that the open pores may release excess dirt and dead skin cells that have built up. The Delicate Rose Sugar Body Scrub, which is infused with Rose Oil and Argan Oil, has heavenly scent. Its grainy texture feels so good when you massage it on skin in circular motions and its particles dissolve gradually. The oils in the scrub leave my skin extra moisturized and nourished. This practice of exfoliation promotes new cell growth, but make sure not to be too aggressive or overdo it.
After the body, the next step is to splash your face with some goodness. For that, the Delicate Rose Face Wash formulated with Vitamin C, Rose water and Rose Oil is certainly the best deal. As you take out the mild pink coloured, gel-like face wash from the tube; you feel like having some eatable dipped in rose syrup. Seriously, the aroma is delectable and lingers on for hours even in your hands. The face wash maintains your skin’s oil balance with rose petal extracts, so can be safely used by people of all skin types. Everyday use can leave your skin lightened and brightened.
When your body is just out of the shower, it acts like a perfect canvas for moisturization, because damp skin helps you get the most from the formula. I personally adore the Delicate Rose Body Butter for its thicker consistency that seeps in my skin so quick. I'm in love with the feeling of suppleness that it renders after application. Pure Bliss! You may use this body butter enriched with Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid on your hands, elbows, legs, feet, neckline and everywhere else. With prolonged use, you would notice your cracked, flaky skin transforming into smooth n well-lubricated skin. Those with relatively drier skin would benefit more from this body butter than their usual body lotions.
USP of Bryan & Candy Delicate Rose Bath Tub Kit: 
Apart from the invigorating rosy scent in these shower essentials, that are destined to instantly uplift your mood, the star ingredient rose offers anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. The rose extract works towards cleansing and toning of your complexion, reduces blemishes and nourishes the skin in totality. 
The entire range of Bryan & Candy Bath Tub Spa Products in this kit is free from sulphate, paraben and other harmful chemicals. The brand doesn't support testing its products on animals. So you feel proud of using cruelty-free products while indulging into time-tested shower ritual with efficacious products.

Saturday, 20 February 2021 - A Trusted Name for Authentic Indian Handicrafts

"Handicraft is not just an art, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." 

Those who believe in this quote, will realize how beautifully Indian handicraft reflects the affluent cultural heritage of a region. Since I find delight in collecting beautifully crafted decor pieces for my home, I keep on exploring online portals that trade in various form of regional handicrafts. 

One such online store that I recently discovered is is a newly launched startup to uplift India crafts and with a hand-picked bespoke collection & to give economy workers a platform to spread their craft. This diverse store sells curated handmade decor accessories from all around the country to make your search for something creative and outstanding easier. Here, you would find something as small as a hand-painted terracotta diya to a handpicked thematic painting bearing striking imprints of ancient culture.

My Shopping Experience:
In the first glimpse of the store, I was instantaneously attracted towards artistically done Paintings from different states of India like Tampatra and Pattachitra paintings from Orissa, Phad paintings from Rajasthan, Mughal Paintings and much more. Each of those paintings have a distinct look that cannot be replicated.
But when I dived deep into the collections, I was awestruck to have found beautiful God pictures frames in 22 Carat Gold. These divine artifacts are a work of extremely fine and precious art that will appeal you in the first sight itself. 

Well! I knew this is something that should be brought home as a hallmark of our culture and finally I placed an order for Shubh-Labh Ganesh Lakshmi Gold Frame and metallic brass pyalis.
While placing the order, I also used a discount code on the website and redeeming the same was absolutely smooth and error-free process. I received the order confirmation via email right after order payment. As stated on the website, my order was shipped in less than 24 hours and the tracking info was shared over email to know my order's whereabouts. The order arrived on the third day with individual items well-packed and neatly arranged in a cardboard box.

A Closer Look at Product Quality of My Haul
I bought a Shubh-Labh Ganesh Lakshmi Gold Frame. It has God's pictures set in landscape frame. The frame has fine 22 carat gold-dust work of Lakshmi and Ganesha seated on lotus with a Shubh Labh at the sides and a Swastik in the middle, carved on a black glass sheetWith a dazzling golden look, that can be felt a little raised when the hand is run over, these divine artifacts are a work of extremely fine and precious art. 
The framed picture came packed in an elegant maroon velvet box which can be reused as a jewellery box or to keep your precious belongings. In my opinion, such classy handcrafted items make it a perfect gift for your loved ones on special occasions. There is definitely one to match your taste!
To compliment and complete my purchase, I also bought two Brass Pyalis that can be used to keep chandan, kumkum, akshad etc during pujan and other religious rituals. The pyalis are beautifully designed in an inverted bell like shape to keep it stable. The rings engraved in the middle of the pyalis makes it very elegant. Metal items like these are known to be durable and long-lasting.  
Other than the paintings and devotional items, there is an exquisite collection of terracotta pots in cute shapes, zari clutches & jewellery boxes, torans etc as well. Not to forget the tasty snack items and ultimate skincare and bathing essentials from some premium brands. Last but not the least, one must check out their festive collection where you may select gifting items for specific festivals like Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Rakhi, karwa Chauth, Christmas etc.  
I would sum up that through its #MakeInIndia initiative, is doing a wonderful job by sourcing authentic crafts from the hinterland of India and keeping lost legacies and forgotten crafts alive. All in all, is a shoppers' paradise for those who admire intricate handicrafts. Do check out their elaborate selection when you plan to shop genuine artifacts next time.