April 29, 2012

Zara, UCB and Kiehl's: A Craze

Hey All
How is everybody doing? Enjoying the weekend? Well, let me tell you, I had a great time yesterday and I think today would be awesome too :)

Yesterday, I went to Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj with my family and had a great great time spending time with them :) My Mom, isn't all appreciative of me buying clothes especially cos, one, I don't go out much, two, I have uniform at college.. So I rarely get time to wear anything except jammies when I'm home :D
This is the reason why I was so happy when she happily agreed to buy me whatever I like... Was I happy? Indeed...

Take a look into what I bought!

1) United Colors of Benetton- Room Slippers.
This is my First Branded slippers.. So it had to be here ;) I love the cute polka dots.. Trendy!


Funny thing, when I got back home, I realized I had recently bought a headband from New U, in the same pattern.
Of course I showed it in the previous post!



2. Pink Zara Pants!!! I can never go to Ambience mall and NOT check ZARA! My eyes literally popped out when I saw Pants and Denims in Pastels, mints, beige, hot pinks, hot reds and in every style ~ velvet, soft cotton, rugged, cropped! Oh, I love Zara!


The Fit is so GREAT! I will wear it on my younger Brother's B'day on May 2nd.. Wait up :)

3. The main reason why I went to Ambience mall was to redeem my Kiehl's voucher. Remember I told you that I had won the contest? Read here.





Frankly speaking- I am disappointed with my prize. I had traveled 50-60 kms for the gift and they gave me just a small bottle of sample. Premium winner I am, I thought I'd receive something huge and not 4ml of a sample! Yet, the lip balm, priced at 495/- . makes a huge impression on me by the kind of texture it has..  I haven't tried it though.. Will give the reviews in the subsequent posts :) 
Meanwhile see the bottle!


4. Now, a foodie we are, my brother has this little tradition of giving me a treat on his B'day... Since we already were out, he treated me with a Supreme Veggie from Pizza Hut... Slurp Slurp.
I didn't capture the pizza though, but I do have a picture of the Chocolate Mousse Shot. It was Yummy!!!!



Don't Forget to Participate in My Facebook Contest. It ends TOMORROW...
So get your fingers on these cute set of Five Forever 21 rings.

Here

Fashion and Cookies is holding a Fabulous Giveaway where you can buy anything worth $90 from oasap.com. Join it HERE

And for all the shopaholics out there.. ROMWE has presented my readers with some fabulous coupons

Start date: 04/20/2012 end date: 05/05/2012

Coupon code:RomwePolyvore

1. $10 off Coupon on Purchase over $50 at Romwe.com and only be used once per customer! Free shipping! Start date: 04/17/2012 end date: 05/15/2012.
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2. $15 off Coupon on Purchase over $60 at Romwe.com and only be used once per customer! Free shipping! Start date: 04/20/2012 end date: 05/05/2012.
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3. $25 off Coupon on Purchase over $90 at Romwe.com and only be used once per customer! Free shipping! Start date: 04/20/2012 end date: 05/05/2012.
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4. $35 off Coupon on Purchase over $120 at Romwe.com and only be used once per customer! Free shipping! Start date: 04/20/2012 end date: 05/05/2012.


Next Post: A Big Surprise and a post full of Colors :)

One Thing- I need your Support everyone (old and new followers) .. Please follow me on FACEBOOK
Thank you :) Let me know if you follow me anywhere.. I'd be happy to follow you back too :)

Until Then
Remix Your Wardrobe!

xoxo
Akanksha

April 23, 2012

My 50th Post!

A Big Hello and a warm welcome, everyone :)

This is a simple 50th post to remind myself that simplicity is the Best Policy besides Honest ;)
This has been (Not) a Long Journey for all of us at Fictitious Fashion, certain highs and certain lows. Some inspirational posts while others a quickie.. I Have Enjoyed writing each and every post for you and I hope you have enjoyed reading them too :)

So this is dedicated to BEING SIMPLE IN LIFE!

1. April 20th was my Friend's Birthday :)

We gave her a Yellow-off white Zovi Envelope clutch ,

A New U Metal Cuff, two nail paints and a free nail buffer :)


More Pictures, Coming soon :)

2. I did this Nail-Art recently.. I was getting bored so thought of doing tiny semi-circles on the edges of my nails :)

Fuchsia Nail enamel- Lakme, Pastel enamel- Borrowed from friend 
 3. Bought this cute Red polka dot Headband from New U. Cute Cute, right? :)



4. My 11 year old brother cooked Maggi for me :D You see the coriander leaf on the top? His idea :D He loves cooking :)


5. A cute and well noted picture from Tumblr.. Agree?



In the End, I'd Like to Thank All of You for being a Part of my Blog.. Really Love You guys :)

P.S. Don't forget to take part in my Facebook Contest, HERE

Until Then
Keep things Simplified :)

xoxo
Akanksha

April 18, 2012

Happiness is a Measure of Life + Contest Winner

Or is it the other way round?


Today, I will TALK THROUGH PICTURES.. Sure, A picture speaks a thousand words.. By the end of this post I'd have spoken 20k! :D


The Biggest Question in everybody's Lives? Are you happy? I will make you smile today.. Let's begin :)




Did you LAUGH AT YOURSELF Today? :D








Colors- All of them Will Make You Happy :)



What would you miss for this?









Now, lets talk about inner happiness.. Truly Satisfied to the Core! <3





See this picture a friend shared with me the other day :)



Are You Smiling Now? :) Or Have you started to think about the 10 points (above picture) ? Start Already! Waiting for the Grass to grow? It's your life.. LIVE IT YOUR WAY!


And Talking about My

CONTEST WINNER.....

So the Winner of My Blog Contest is...

CandyVioleta


Why is she the winner?
Creativity- Very Creative. No one would think of wearing a pretty maxi dress as a Mullet dress by using a Belt!!!!!
Novelty- This is a new idea. I haven't seen/heard it anywhere.
Uniqueness- Different from the rest of the entries

And here is what She gets!! A Forever 21 pendant necklace :)


CONGRATULATIONS Hon :)

Please mail me your contact address within 48 hours else I'll choose the 2nd best entry :)

INDIAN RESIDENTS- Participate in my another Contest- HERE to win Forever 21 set of FIVE RINGS


In the End, I'd like to make a very special note and THANK BHUMIKA from New Love-Makeup for sending me such an exciting voucher from Kiehl's.. Didn't you know? I won!!! :D Take a look :)



P.S. Please follow me on FacebookBloglovinPinterest and Twitter , if you are not :) Thank you :)
See You Next Time :)

xoxo
You know me ;)

April 13, 2012

DIY: Rose from a Ribbon

Hello my sweetypies.. How have you been?
My Exams are over for now.. Yipppeeee..

Thank you all of you for your kind and generous wishes while I was gone.. I can just say I love You all :)

As a token of my Love.. I'll do a DIY post today :)

All of us know that girls are super crazyyyyyyy.. ~ Heyyy.. In a good sense.. They are crazy about things they love and can go extra miles to make their loved ones happy :)

So today, I bring to you something that can help you make your gifts personalized and your dresses & accessories look even more worth-wearing.. Cos it has a touch of you :)

HOW TO MAKE A ROSE/FLOWER USING A RIBBON

You will need :

A ribbon (I have used a satin)
A florist's tape or a wire


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1. Keep the dull surface of the ribbon facing upwards- You can take any length depending upon how big you want your flower to be.


2. From the end, fold it at right angle and press to form a crease.

3. Now, keep on folding from the crease till you get something like a 'cone'. Make a crease.

4. Fold more, along the ribbon ( 2-3 folds), to cover the 'cone'.
If it's your first time in something creative then you can probably seal this step with a stapler so that it doesn't open up in the middle!




5 and 6. Continue folding if you're not satisfied with the thickness of the bud!

7 and 8. This is the tricky part- Hold the bud in one hand while the rest of the ribbon in the other. Frame shift the ribbon or leave a gap between bud and ribbon. (See the picture)



9. WIth your left heand just fold the ribbon at 45 degrees on the outside.

10. This picture shows you how the fold will look from the back.

11. Turn the rose a bit and then again fold the ribbon at 45 degrees on the outside..

12. Keep turning and rotating the rose.. IF you want a bigger flower.. turn-flip-turn-flip.
If a smaller flower then turn- flip-flip- turn-flip-flip..




See pictures 13. and 14.

NOTE: you can secure the flower at any point with a stapler!

15. Secure your flower by tying the rest of the ribbon around the stem.

16. I have tied the green Florist's tape or a wire!!



And voila! You are ready to wear it over your blazer, hat, bag, necklace or even headband.. Guess what, I used it on my heels.. See the below picture.. I used 2 colors for it.. Just stitched them together :)

Post LINK


Some More inspirations :)

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So Did you like the DIY post? :) Then grab your treasure box where you'd keep all the decorations and stuff or even better, buy them :) And make your personalized bow this WEEKEND! :)

Till then Get Yourself Free Gifts by Entering in my Contests

HURRY UP!!!!!

LAST THREE DAYS left for my Blog Contest to END


Till then
xoxo
Akanksha

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April 8, 2012

CHANGE is InevitablE

What makes life boring now and interesting the other minute? What makes us sad now and happy then?
What is it that starts with a little or more uncomfortable emotions and ends up with a 'this was it' note?
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C.H.A.N.G.E

Like Every coin, the 6 letter word has two sides.. A Head: which we all think should bring to our lives.. Peace, new hopes, better life.. and A Tail: which we overlook while deciding the change in us.



Last night while watching the latest episode I have, of How I met your mother; I realized something very interesting about life. No matter how hard we try to run away from the present or no matter how hard we want to live in the present; change is waiting for us the next minute. We may not like it or we may do.. We cannot escape it. What I keep wondering is, why people are so afraid of it? Why are they so vary of committing to anything new and want to stick to what is familiar and comfortable?

Answer- They don't want to know what future holds for them. It might be better than the present or far worse than it but no one has the courage to sit back and say.. Bring it on you stupid clock.. If you can tick every minute without thinking of what will happen the next second, I have far more tolerance than you!



In Ted, the character's words- "It is hard to admit it sometimes. But I guess it is better to face it and move on than try to force something that just isn't meant to be..... No ghost is at peace, until it finally moves on"


So I leave you on that note.. Do not worry of what life holds next.. Change.. It is good :) Because, New is Always Better.. Always :)

BTW...
My exams are starting from tomorrow so I will visit your blogs after they are over :) But I'd love to come by and see whether you liked my post or not :) Please be kind..ok? :D hehhe.. Just kidding.. You are always kind to me <3

Don't forget to check out my Contests HERE


Until then
Welcome the change in you and Be happy :)

xoxo
Akanksha