The Pink Panther

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Maxi dresses. I’ve often wanted to wear them and know if I could pull them off gracefully. The only thing that deterred me from doing so was the thought of where I would actually wear them. I do not attend many formal occasions anyway.

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Last week as I browsed through Jabong , something that has become a habit now, I filtered my search specifically for maxi dresses just to see if my admiration for maxi dresses still existed. The next thing I knew, all the angles of this particular pink floral maxi by Athena were screened quickly and within no time it was in my cart, the credit card details seemed to appear automatically in my head and my fingers punched in the details like there was no tomorrow! It was even more exciting as they had a sale going on! We all love sales now, don’t we?

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If you’ve seen my previous posts, you’d know I’m not that much into the color pink. I mean it’s a beautiful color and the diverse variations of the color look yum. I just had my reservations about the color going with my skin tone.This time I couldn’t resist the attempt to break these mind blocks and decided to try this bright fuchsia pink outfit. Even on wearing the dress, I still wasn’t convinced and asked the people around me for opinion. What finally persuaded me was when I saw the pics myself. I absolutely love the maxi dress and have no qualms about the color anymore. Though I still have to figure out where to wear it or maybe create an occasion to wear it 🙂

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For a hassle free online shopping experience, I definitely recommend Jabong.com .This is my second review for #Jabong, the previous one is here .

Let me know if maxi dresses are your kind of thing or you’ve got some inhibitions about them.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post. I know I was delighted posing for the pics and drafting my experience.

Photography: Nolasco Alphonso

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Lots of Love,

The Silent Hummer
Franchua D’Souza

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I’m gonna see my ma chère amie-o

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This “Jambalaya” Song is so apt for a date night right? It has love and food in it 🙂

Recently, no I’m not talking Valentines’ Day, but just another ordinary day I stepped out for a dinner date. It’s something I do not do on a regular basis. We decided to give ‘Byblos Kitchen’ a try after reading some good reviews on popular food and restaurant recommendation engines. If you’re following me on Instagram (Follow now, if you’re not already), you would’ve seen my little review of the place there, along with a few pics. It’s located just next to the parking lot of Phoenix Mills- Lower Parel, which doesn’t make the location very striking. The food and service however was definitely note worthy. Not to take their credit away, but it could’ve also been since we were the only diners at 9 pm! I almost got tricked into believing a Private restaurant was booked especially for me.. and we’re talking about a 130 seats Restaurant!! 🙂

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Dinner was wonderful just like I had expected. We’ve captured pics so that I could share them here and look them up whenever I wanted to. The steward was kind to even click a few pics of us. Although this wasn’t Valentine’s Day dinner, it felt like one. Co-incidentally I even wore Red! We should do this more often.

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OOTD Details:-

Red dress: Sister’s closet
Beige Bag: Esbeda
Chain: Forever21
Makeup by: Estee Lauder

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Let me know how you like the post and pics. Would love to know what you think of them. Hope you all had a love filled Valentine’s Day. Comment and Share the love.

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Lots of Love,

The Silent Hummer
Franchua D’Souza

Sharp Dressed Man

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It’s such a pleasure to be contacted by someone who’s interested in contributing to your blog. Here below is a guest post by Gayathry Pillai from CouponRani, and she’s put up an interesting article on Beauty essentials for men. This is the first guest post on the blog, so would appreciate some encouragement.


10 Must Have Beauty Essentials For Men During Winter

We have seen a lot of articles and write-ups related to beauty tips and winter care solutions for women. But, does it mean that only women are concerned about their skin and beauty always? It is never so. Even men must take needed precautions to keep their skin soft and moist during winter.

Nowadays we see a lot of products that come specifically for men. It denotes the fact that even men are now very much bothered about the beauty and wellness of their skin. Rough and scaly skin, chapped lips, dry skin, etc. are the difficulties which are also faced by men during the winter season. Certain products should be used by men to keep their skin look and feel healthy during the winter season. Check out ten must have beauty essentials for men during winter…

Cleanser

Cleanser makes your skin pure and free from all the impurities. If you know it right, exposure of your skin to heat and dust close your pores, and all the impurities get locked inside your skin damaging it. So it is essential to open them and clean. A good cleanser will help you to get over these impurities locked inside the skin. Buy branded cleansers at low prices online from stores like Amazon.

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Exfoliating Face Wash

Even men have blackheads and whiteheads that make their skin look dull. They too face difficulties with dry skin and blemishes. Any exfoliating face wash will help to get rid of these stains. Use them twice daily for best results. Remember men are more exposed to the sun than women and so they have more blemishes on their skin which look them tanned as well.

Moisturizer

Moisturizer is yet another beauty essential that is needed to make the skin soft and supple during the winters. The climate is too hungry for some adequate nourishment for your body and skin. Apply loads of moisturizer on your skin so that it gets the needed moisture it needs. The climate demands it.

Lip Balm

Even men face problems with their lips during the winter. Men do get chapped lips when the climate is cold and unfavorable. Lip balms should be used to keep lips look healthy and to keep it soft and supple. Chapped lips do not look good either for men nor women. Buy lip balms from Snapdeal at a very affordable rate.

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Hair Gel/Lotion

Hair Gel/Lotion is equally essential especially during the winter season to make your hair stay manageable and attractive. Hair is likely to go frizzy and rough during the winter season. So, it is good to use any hair gel or lotion to make it look attractive and shiny even during the adverse climate.

Body Lotion

The body lotion is again an important beauty essential when it comes to skin and body care during the winter season. It has those basic ingredients that are needed to make your body and skin nourished. Men too have issues with their skin during winter and need to pamper their skin.

Perfumes/Deos

Winter does not make you sweat as frequently as you normally do. Perspiration is very less, but it is important to use the perfect perfume/deos even then as it pops out your personality trait among others. So, make sure that you use only such perfumes/deos that will sustain till the end of the day making you lively and impressive. Buy men’s perfumes and does at reasonable rates online from stores like Flipkart.

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After Shave Cream/Lotion

These things are needed by them more often than anything else. It prevents their skin from itching and from getting scars. Applying after shave cream or lotion helps from getting your skin rough after usage of a razor.

Shampoo + Conditioner

Irrespective of the season, men too needs to pamper their hair by cleaning it with shampoo and conditioner. During winter, the hair is more likely to be frizzy and rough. So wash them with a good shampoo and use conditioner to rinse off the excess oil and dust from the hair, to make it soft and smooth even during the Winter.

Face Cream

Face cream will make men’s skin oil free as well as it will lighten the skin as such. A lot of them are available for various brands. Use the one that suits the skin to get the best results. Use them to make the skin feel good and to prevent from severe drying.


 

Hope you found this list useful. Just because winter is coming to an end doesn’t mean you don’t follow this. These grooming tips will definitely keep you presentable and hygienic at all times.

This guest post is in association with CouponRani . For such collaborations email me : thesilenthummer@gmail.com

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Lots of love,

The Silent Hummer
Franchua D’Souza

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Valentine’s day is soon approaching and I’m certain there are extremists when it comes to this day of Love. While I’m sure St. Valentine, the man behind whom this day is named, would be glad to see RED everywhere, this year I chose this beautiful emerald green dress from Jabong.

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It has lace and has a satin belt which makes it look very dainty. I’m not sure if it will make the other lasses go green, but it’ll definitely make heads turn.
Since I couldn’t really wait until Valentines Day to mark it’s debut, I stuttered around in it for a dear friend’s wedding. It got me loads of compliments and considering green is not really considered an evening color, it stood out all the more. The live band present even made me do a little jig and twirl for them, which I happily agreed to.

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I’m set for Valentines Day.. and thankfully I do not have issues repeating clothes. Besides my Valentine hasn’t seen it yet so the novelty factor is still intact 😉 Shh..
In case you haven’t picked your V’ day outfit yet, rush to Jabong now!!

Wishing you All A very Happy Valentines this year.. Make this one special.

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Lots of Love,

The Silent Hummer,
Franchua D’Souza