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Beauty treatments that actually work! @BeautyWorks, Pune.

To be honest, I never really have got a proper facial done. Clean-ups and home DIY packs are more my thing. But when The Beauty Works approached me with the almost magic like treatments I just had to know more!

Coming from a household of malai-lagalo beta, and a Mum who’s skin is so blessed, we’ve by default been away from the botox & fillers and injections of the skin world. The Beauty Works’ owners and doctors sat me done and cleared my misconceptions about these topics. Like you don’t always need a facelift, and injection, a botox or a face surgery to look a certain way. Regular care and medically backed salon services can help me achieve that celebrity like skin goal too.

Dr Nidhi & Nikhil Malhotra were kind enough to take me through their range of services that you can read more about on their website, they perform the Kardashian favourite Vampire Facial, to the still to be famous magical treatments for occasions as well as just good skin maintenance. They noted a lot of pointers regarding my eating habits, my current skincare regime and then came up with a custom made Medi-Facial for me. Unlike other skin treatment clinics, The Beautyworks makes a customised treatment plan as per each and every person’s need & requirement.

Owing to dehydration, my skin was suggested an oxygen blast, with a hydrating facial for sensitive skin. All in all the whole process took over and hour, where various tools, equipment, products were slathered on and cleaned off. Leaving my skin supple and fresh. Although there was no miracle effect immediately unlike other short term facials, this treatment kept my skin feeling this way for days after the medi-facial.

The technicians and doctor helped me create a new skincare regime and also prescribed the correct sunscreen, moisturiser and basic necessities to maintain te effects of the medi-facial.

For the first time in a long time, I now use a proper sunscreen, the right moisturiser and my skin feels as happy as ever, even without any trace of makeup.

Check out a full video on their treatments here.

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Posted by The Beauty Works on Freitag, 9. Juni 2017

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Jugni's Take Style

Bold & Blue.

 

While we have to attend certain parties, dine and wine at certain gatherings the heart would rather embrace its blue, pick up the heels and walk into the room.

Yes, we’d put our make-up on, we’ll even look the way you would want, we’ll walk down that lobby and be there to party.

But when all we’re feeling is blue, it will be hard for you to not notice too.

Here’s to the nights that we regret the next day.

Here’s to the champagne you didn’t like anyway.

Here’s to being Bold when all you needed was to cry.

Here’s to the gown that gave you the power to at least try.

Step on those painful heels, step into the ballroom & win the hearts of all.

Girl, you are the charm of the party, the onlookers’ delight. Be the life of the night.

Come here you, be bold even when you’re immersed in blue.

 

 

Photographer: Sahil Shah

Stylist: Sakshi Nahar

Location Courtesy: Double Tree by Hilton, Chinchwad

Outfit: Designer Sunil Bhog

Hair & Makeup: Makeoverstudio_pune (Sunil & Vaishnavi Bhog)

Concept: Jugni.

 

 

Jugni's Take

Not just another slimming Centre! #VLCCStyleStatements

Am I the only one who thought of VLCC as a place that mysteriously helps people slim down tons of weight in the least amount of time?
With their marketing campaigns, and the movie Badhai ho Badhai, Anil Kapoors fat to fit stunt was their shot to fame in my head. Clear about being the best slimming Centre ever!
Although I have been noticing their increasing presence in the beauty products segment, available in lead stores. I didn’t take them quite seriously. Until the recent #VLCCStyleStatement event.
From the latest Vampire facial, Kardashian favourite to the changing trends in skin & hair industry. They seemed to not just know but actually provide all the services across India. Be it Medivita which is a hair care expert therapy, to eyelash extensions, VLCC has got the global beauty updates right here for us.

At this recent meet up with Pune’s biggest bloggers was a fun session on beauty, skin, hair & nail care. We discussed all our skin queries, and the answers were much beyond “drink lots of water” luckily! From the ideal beauty regime to the nutrition our bodies need to have good skin and hair team VLCC covered it all.

What’s a fun meet up without a goodie bag with products I couldn’t stop gushing about. I used their Diamond Facial Kit from the goodie bag, had also received their detox green tea & a shape up oil which I am eager to use.

The diamond facial kit gave me supple glowing skin in six easy steps, judging by their product range and this event, Jugni & Co. highly recommend the beauty & care services at VLCC India.
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Jugni's Take

‘Spa’rkle Treatment, reviewing the Charcoal Therapy from Heaven On Earth.

I’m quite sure you are aware of the whole Coal makes you shine scene, be it face washes to masks, hair care products, it’s proven that charcoal has some amazing benefits for our skin.

Aristo Spa at Double Tree by Hilton Chinchwad opens to a salon area and progresses to multiple treatment rooms, the Thai Massage, the individual therapy and the couple’s spa room. Unfortunately, they do not have a sauna or a steam area, but the shower rooms within the therapy rooms are quite nice and will not make you miss the steam/sauna if you take a hot shower! The spa attendants were incredibly helpful and friendly offering advice on treatments, products and ensuring that you enjoy your time. This makes you feel welcome and sets the tone for this relaxing spa environment.The Charcoal Therapy treatment that I went for includes a 45-minute soothing massage using a lush scrub, which is made by combining activated charcoal and yoghurt. Activated charcoal is charcoal that’s been purified, so it is designed to suck out the toxins and impurities for the skin. Activated charcoal is known to help with tightening the pores of the skin and ease skin issues. The

The Charcoal Therapy treatment that I went for included a 45-minute soothing massage using a lush scrub, which is made by combining activated charcoal and yoghurt. Activated charcoal is charcoal that’s been purified, so it is designed to suck out the toxins and impurities for the skin. Activated charcoal is known to help with tightening the pores of the skin and ease skin issues. The yoghurt helps replenish the moisture in the skin, therefore leaving the skin supple and revitalised with the feeling of freshness. Oh not to mention how baby soft and glow-y I felt all day after the amazing treatment.

 

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Aristo Spa is part of the Heaven On Earth group which is one of Indias leading luxury wellness groups which exists across Maldives, Seychelles, Spain and Singapore, they boast of a strong presence in luxury hotels and resorts and airports as well.

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The massage room looked like a set up for guaranteed relaxation and smelled divine. The couple’s spa room was cosy and would be ideal to spend time with your beau.img_9788

If Charcoal is not your thing, they have wide variety to choose from aroma therapies, deep tissue but what intrigued me was the Thai Dry Massage, which includes a lot of stretches and other techniques without using oils and the cucumber body wrap; in which they use eucalyptus oils, aloe vera gel and other cooling agents. Perfect for the summers don’t you think?

I would recommend The Aristo Spa at Double Tree by Hilton, Chinchwad for anybody who would like to spend a relaxing day indulging at a spa, couple it with a brunch and you have a great day lined up. Plan a day out with your girls or just indulge in an hour or pure spa-rkle, you won’t regret it!

Would I visit again? Absolutely.

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Jugni's Take

What can you do to make yourself smile? Experiment: Solo Getaway.

I wish I had a magical story of how I found myself in my four-day getaway. The thing is, I don’t. No dramatic story, no ‘poof’ moment and no ‘there I was facing the sunset…’

I want to travel the world and some bits of it I really want to do alone, just like the Queen-trip and Greece and maybe a few more. To prep start, I thought it would be a good thing to do something smaller and close to home. In case I need to run back, you know. I come from a family that does everything together, all my bucket list things are on their bucket list too.  I was also blessed with a set of friends who took care of the mandate Goa trips and the kinds.  So this going away solo thing never really made sense to us anyway. But things change, people change and most importantly you change. You start craving for experiences that you can’t plan for, and maybe that’s what happened. Nothing tragic, but all I wanted is a new experience a new feeling, and maybe a new smile which only I brought for myself. Pretty selfish I guess. I still needed to know if I was capable of making myself smile, which is only a stepping stone to happy.img_9921

Meherabad. A close friend has been mentioning Meherabad for years, but I never felt the need to go, honestly, I judged her a little each time she just went off to see a samadhi of a baba that I knew nothing of. But each time she returned, one thing didn’t change, her zeal. Like she was ready for the mundane routine again. Like something filled her cup back to the brim, and then the dailies can start draining her. A two hour drive from home, I was dropped here by my brave parents who also were experiencing letting me stay away like this for the first time. It did feel like I was being dropped into a rehab, but fun nonetheless. So Meherabad is where the Tomb and life of Avtar Meher Baba was situated, and people from all over the world come over to connect with themselves, their loved ones and most importantly with Meher Baba. I was to stay in the oh-so-beautiful-Meher Pilgrim Retreat. In my head, I was thinking dharamshala level and what I received was a 5-star resort. Impeccably maintained, so clean, perfectly landscaped and just so beautiful. After eating delish lunch with the parents, they left me to finally check in and commence my all new experience!img_9878

img_9879 I was asked if I would like to stay with three ladies from “The Punjab” (imagine heavy American accent here) or with ladies from The states and Europe. I chose the latter. Multicultural experiences is what I need thinking to myself. I walked into my room and was thrilled to see a bed with a retractable mosquito net above it. Stuff of my dreams. And right opposite my bed was a lady probably in her sixties wearing a very Hawaii inspired lycra jumpsuit doing a funky yoga pose which required her to put her toes behind her ears. I immediately turned back to see if my Mom saw that, sadly remembered that she’s not here.

“Everything real is given and received in Silence”- Meher Baba.

I learned that Baba spent 44 years of his life in silence, using gestures or an alphabet board to communicate. Can you imagine not speaking a word even for a day? Many more such thoughts, surprises came to me in my next few hours at the retreat. I unpacked and set in my stuff in the fanciest way possible. After hearing the bell for tea, we went towards the dining room at 4pm.

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After which I was told there was a film being screened on the life of Meher baba, and also that no-one else from the retreat had signed up to go for it. The auditorium was a 5-7kms away and I was asked to accompany a strange man in his car, who would drop me there. Bravely I went and sat on the rare seat of his car, later realising that he was the owner and not a driver. Too late to change seats I stayed on and prayed for this drive to end asap. But, he didn’t know where the audi was and we ended up getting lost, and my scared ass told me to at least get on a call with someone from home. So I was on call with mom till I reached, the kind man dropped me and drove off. I realised I was accompanied only by a Japanese mother daughter duo for the film that lasted over an hour.

The adventure continued as another man offered me a ride on an electric scooty till the railway crossing from where I had to walk to the Samadhi on the hilltop. Which I obviously accepted and all along the way kept thinking to myself whether I would do something like this back at home? Absolutely not.  I walked up the hill while being on call with the best friends on conference updating them about my whereabouts, they found it hilarious that I tried not to judge anyone and actually  just take things in. “We bond over judging silly things” which is true, my life revolves around senseless comments that we pass on each other.

I proceeded to the Samadhi and experienced the most unique prayer session of my entire life. After reciting a prayer from the prayer book, people from various countries, castes, ages gathered around and offered their love to Meher baba, with guitars, tabla, harmonium and a few instruments I don’t even know the names of, and languages that not everyone could understand. The whole gathering seemed in sync with each other connecting solely on music. English Hymns, Marathi gaane, Hindi Bhajans, Persian song, to an ending with classic Qawali. I had gooseflesh and couldn’t believe how blessed I was to experience a love for God so pure and unadulterated and so different. I walked back with my European roommate and made my way to the dining hall where I was served Fettuccini pasta in white sauce and my jaw just dropped. After major over eating and all that walking, I was in bed by 9.20pm. Completed some photo editing work for the blog and fell asleep without any effort by 10.30pm!

Waking up without an alarm clock was an all new feeling. I took a bus to a town close by to visit Meher Baba’s home and few more spots, on the way I connected with a lady from Minessotta a professor who was staying here for six months, her story of how she found her husband while working in the Baba center was beautiful. My other roommate was from North Carolina and she was staying here for five months. Her immense faith and positivity filled me with so much good energy.

And then I met Molly. Possibly in her sixties, Molly and I had the most amazing conversation on ‘Chai’ how it’s made in my house, and how she learned it from an Indian Cookbook and how we Indians don’t use measures while cooking. After we parted, I wondered when was the last time I’ve had a conversation on something so random and still walked out feeling like I have just taught someone something mystical and life-changing.

Molly, Gayle, Marina, Jeff, Paul, and a few more were my all new connections all aged between 50-70, Madhu, Prakash, Somit, Laura and a few more people I spoke with were a few years older to me and shared tiny insights and observations with me those which I am not going to forget easily. I spoke to different people, shared so much love, no tragic pasts or stories of how life is unfair, just strength to strength.

In three days I have completed reading one biography, nearing the completion of another novel on the kindle, wrote this post, ate delightfully good food and spoke about anything and everything to absolute strangers. Maybe fearless is too strong a word, but I did discover that I could do things alone, just be on my own without all depressive thoughts taking over me. Apart from a short nightmare, and a few estranged sad thoughts I was thoroughly at peace with things around me and within me. I made myself smile by not wearing makeup and not even missing it all these days. By not having coffee and being okay with it. By walking up and down the hill by myself with no thought of ghosts and spirits. I don’t know if it is Meher Baba that will bring me back here, but I certainly have understood that maybe doing things alone is not the same as lonely.

All the magic that it takes to make someone else happy, it takes only one tiny push to make yourself happy too. Do it, surprise yourself, break your own silly boundaries and see the magic within you. A solo getaway that didn’t involve drinking, spas, parties, or monuments; brought me epic little enriching experiences and I am already booking myself back here in the next two months, come with me? Be Jugni maybe.

Leaving you with some glimpses 🙂     

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Jugni's Take Style

Dear Zindagi, I always want to dress like this.

Even though I don’t understand how you change every single day, I love you Zindagi.

Even though you take away people I love the most, I love you Zindagi.

Even though I plan, you change the rules of the game, I still love you Zindagi.

Many times we stumble upon words or visuals that effortlessly trigger an emotion in you. That’s the kind of effect I felt as I watched the different teasers of upcoming film Dear Zindagi. Aren’t we all in the race to repair-recycle-reuse ourselves? Just like they showed in the trailers? Post-breakup we hate all the coochy-cooing couples, we get annoyed with never ending traffic, we don’t ever truly disconnect from all our work and technology even when we’re on a break. But when we find that amazing parking spot right at the entrance of the store, or that tiny moment when we clear the green light by a second, that time when you get offered a drink at every hour in the club by different people. That moment we say, with all of that Love you Zindagi.

The over exaggerated snap stories, the over the top dressing for no reason, the unplanned solo trips, the weekend getaways with friends, the drunk nights, the yoga mornings.

Dear Zindagi, these are a few of my favorite things.

  • Cycling down a slope
  • Paper boats and origami too
  • Messy hair-don’t care vibe on someday
  • Long hugs
  • Passionate Kisses
  • Easy Goodbyes and teary eyed hellos!
  • Petrichor
  • Full Moons
  • Dipping my feet in the pool
  • Conversations that don’t end
  • Speaking to someone till the sunrise
  • Being alone, and sometimes never being alone
  • Being able to decide whatever I want & do it!

Dear Zindagi, You are my favorite.

The little things that not just bring you a smile but actually stay etched in your memory for a long time to come. As I etched back in nostalgia, I had to do a post, decoding Alia Bhatt’s easy breezy I-Already-Have-This-In-My-Wardrobe-Look.

Dear Zindagi, a film which seems to have the potential to change my life! I just have a strong urge that this movie will leave us with the exact same warm fuzzy leaving that we feel after sipping on hot cocoa on a cold lonely night. Shahrukh plays a coach & mentor to Alia who seems to have had a tricky past with Kunal Kapoor *drools* Angad Bedi and maybe a few more men. Did you know, the part where SRK and Alia was cycling and Alia fell off the cycle is actually inspired from a real life incident that occurred on the set of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai where Kajol on a similar occasion lost control of her cycle. So cute! Sport the Dear Zindagi looks and stay comfy all day wherever you go today! #LoveYouZindagi

Read on to recreate Kaira’s looks from the upcoming movie releasing on Nov.25th.

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Hair & Makeup- Sunil Bhog

Stylist: Sakshi Nahar

Photography: Natasha Samant, The Storyteller Official.

Jugni's Take

Shows like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai need to come back asap.

The starcast of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai posted a photo of the team and the internet lost its cool, the speculations have begun and popular websites have declared that there is a new season brewing!

Then there was this, which just brought tears. #itnikhushi

The craze, the excitement and the instant virality of these posts made me think about all the shows that I watched growing up and how badly I’d like them back!

Warning this post might cause nostalgia and hatred for current content on television.

Left Right Left

Finally a story on our armed forces! With Shweta Salve looking hot Af and Rajeev Khandelwal being a total badass, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like this show!

The title track was my ringtone for the longest time.

Sanjeevani

Can anyone really compete the chemistry between Dr. Rahul & Dr. Juhi on sanjeevani? So many epic scenes, and that epic whistle soundtrack. I want Sanjeevani back. I quite liked Armaan & Riddhima in Dil Mil Gaye TBH. Wohi le aao.

Dekh Bhai Dekh

We take our TV shows very seriously, especially those that brought us all together! Dekh Bhai Dekh was a family finder, and oh-so-funny! Every single person from the Diwan family was like our own. Come back naa.

Hip Hip Hurray

So I know HHH is returning as web series soon enough, a talented actor Ashish Chanchlani who also happens to be India’s most loved viner is going to debut with it and blow our minds. But I did love the original one, and I am already laying my bets on this new and revived version. Come soon already!

Here is what the new gang looks like:

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Yeh Meri Life Hai

Okay, I know. Maybe not as cult classic as some on this list, I did enjoy Pooji & Mandy and the silly things they went through. the infamous behenji tag and battling it is not so easy ya. Why not bring major middle-class madness back? Also, BFF’s never go out of trend, do they? #MujheJeeneDo

Remix

How can any list of puraane TV shows be complete without mentioning Remix! Jugni would like Remix to come back, cause Jugni is tired of crappy content on our TV screens. Sorry, that was the inner Tia speaking. but Ranvir & Tia stole my heart, so did the music on the show. Hey bhaguu, please sunlo.

Also, however silly they seem now, these were way cooler that Sasural Simar ka where she is giving birth to a devil!! BRB, sending a raven to the red lady.

Jugni's Take

Six classic fragrances that make you smell fantasy-like! #JugnisTake

Whether it’s a date night or an all-day meeting. A day out for errands or an evening indoors. The power of a fragrance and what it could transport us into is limitless. That’s how we all must have a signature fragrance.

And , if you’re still hunting for one that describes your every mood, listed below are my top six favourite perfumes! (In no particular order)

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 Victoria Secrets Bombshell
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No one does fragrances like Victoria Secrets, though this one is not a long last-er it sure gives me a fresh and sexy feeling every time I spray it on.

Jugni Tip: Wear it to quick coffee outings. Buy it here

 

Issey Miyake Leau Dissey

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If it wasn’t for this one I wouldn’t be called the ‘That girl who smelled so good!’; not kidding I overheard being described like that after an event once, and secretly thanked the maker of this perfume. It stays on and does not disappoint; musky, woody, yet feminine!

Jugni Tip: Wear to a night out partying/ club hopping and be surprised how it just won’t get off! Buy it here.

Davidoff Cool Water

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One of the first perfumes I ever wore, also cause it’s an easy staple gift no? cool, aqua, fresh as ever, Davidoff is seen practically in every girl’s collection!

Jugni Tip: Wear it at a day of errands, it stays on even through the sun and running around! Buy it here

Gucci Guilty Black

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One of my new finds is this oh-so-sexy heady fragrance by Gucci. Even the gold one in the same name is quite nice, but the black bottle oozes sexy!

Jugni Tip: Wear it to a long, intimate, date with your man and you might actually catch him taking in a deep breath while cuddling! Buy it here.

Chanel No. 5

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It’s the ultimate iconic fragrance that translates the ultimate idea of femininity. This list would have been a joke without the most celebrated perfume ever! It’s something incredible. You may like it or you may not because it was made almost 100 years ago and it’s particular—but you try it because you have to.

Jugni Tip: It’s honestly not very my type, but it stays on for over 12 hours and I love the whole history it comes with.  Buy it here.

Elizabeth Arden Provocative

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So, here is the thing about the Provocative; Everyone who knew me well enough gifted me a bottle. It’s my ultimate favourite and I can smell it on my clothes even after they come back from the dry-cleaners. The fact that people don’t take Elizabeth Arden very seriously makes them head turn and ask me what perfume am I wearing each time I step out with this one. It’s truly my signature fragrance, and I’m yet to find one like it.

Jugni Tip: Wear it everywhere, at work, at the mall, on a date, in a meeting- absolutely, and definitely wear some just after a shower every day! It will grow on you and make you want it all day every day. Buy it here.

Psst: Secret is, if you buy the same perfumed body lotions and carry their miniature versions in your little purse, you will smell like an absolute dream ALL-THE-TIME <3

Have I covered your favourite fragrance? Would you want me to try one? Tell me in comments below.

P.S: This is not a sponsored post, and these are purely personal opinions.

 

 

Jugni's Take

Top 5 rain songs for #BinMausamBaarish feels.

With the weather Gods driving us crazy, Winter went out and sent in summer overnight! And just when you thought it’s getting to hot to handle, March monsoon was lashed out.

It takes off the crazy heat for a couple of hours and makes me think of baarish already, and as it thundered for about an hour, I quickly downloaded my full feel baarish wale gaane. Also went for a small drive that ended with a caramel cappuccino at starbucks <3 Things we do for feel. Why should we not share the love for #BinMausamBaarish? Here are my favourite 5 rain songs of all time. Go ahead and indulge. Be silly sometimes, the weather might not be so kind again.

As the mausam gears up to mastana:

This one is my absolute favourite for anytime the weather turns suhana, dedicate this to bae urging them to take a leave from their boring jobs and come over already <3

And this epic gaana cause you know aag dono tarf lagi hai. Also look at Sonali <3

And this one should top your list cause it never ever fails to give me the chills. Kyuki yeh saazish hai boondon ki. Not my fault you know.

And, this one tragic song that always drags me back to the one that got away. But what lyrics ya! </3

 

Tell me your go-to rainy day playlist? Comes in handy when it rains without a warning nai?