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What Fashion Is Trending Right Now?

Fall/Winter Fashion Trends 2020-21

Hey, how are you doing? You are in for a treat today, yes it’s all about Fall/Winter fashion trends for 2020-21.

If you are coming from my Instagram you might be one of those who voted on the poll to make this blog post, I was so exited to see 100% response.

Ok, before I get carried away, here is what we are going to cover:

  1. Amazing runway looks that caught my eye
  2. A closer look at the details and I want you to share what you loved looking at
  3. My thoughts on what’s gonna be seen/worn

Here are a few runway looks that caught my eye, and I think you will love these!

Filtered down to wearable looks:

Styles to consider investing in:

I am always sharing more on my instagram everyday, watch out for sale alerts, my wishlist, affordable finds, style tips, and more.

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If you want to get a head start on the trends without hurting you wallet, there are some very minute details to incorporate into your everyday style:

  • Bold loud colored footwear
  • Fishnet socks
  • Gold jewlary
  • Wide leg pants/trousers
  • Leather pieces
  • Fringe details
  • Colors that were seen on the runway is the easiest and the safest to play with
  • Bold sleeve
  • Statement jewelry

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Veggie Burger (Easy Delicious)

Try this because,

  • Easy to make!
  • Make once, eat all week!
  • Clean and fresh ingredients!
  • Very different from other meatless burgers!
  • Tastes much better than store brought!
  • Loaded with veggies!
  • Most of all, it is not dry and won’t fall apart on you. Nothing but tender, tasty, with perfectly crispy edges!

One thing quarentinelife though me, “make the best of fresh produce!”. My first attempt at making burgers, let alone plant based!

Without tempting you any further, here it is!

I promise you the best, tender, tasty, with perfectly crispy edges, that are easy to make, with a handful of ingredients that you possibly already have in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • Green peas – 3/4th cup
  • Green beans – 1/2 cup
  • Potato – one tiny lime sized
  • Chickpea flour – 4 tbsp
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Quinoa flour – 4 tbsp
  • Seasoning: Onion powder, garlic powder, chili flakes, turmeric, fresh coriander/cilantro & salt
  • Bread crumbs – 4 tbsp
  • For assembling: Burger buns, tomatoes, onions, lettuce/cucumber, bell peppers and a sauce of your choice

Instructions:

  • Slightly steam the veggies
  • Finely chop them/ or in their food processor
  • To this add the other ingredients mentioned in the ingredients list including the spices
  • Mix it all up into a tight dough by gradually adding water as needed
  • Let it rest in an airtight container for 30mins
  • Divide the dough into more or less 4-5 equal parts depending on the size of the burger buns you plan to use
  • Pat it into a think patty, while keep the center relatively shallow so they cook evenly
  • Time to coat it with breadcrumbs and stick them in the fridge, covered with a damp towel until ready to cook/at least an hour.
  • Cook them on a skillet, stovetop grill or a traditional grill
  • Takes about 3-4 mins on each side, basically until it turns golden brown with crispy edges
  • Let them rest for a couple minutes after moving them to the dish
  • Just don’t let them burn

Assembling:

  • Chop tomatoes, onions and peppers diagonally into circles
  • Leave them on the grill for a minute or so, not longer, you don’t want them to cook through
  • In a separate bowl, mix together your favorite hot sauce(we used Frank’s red hot), vegan mayo & ketchup
  • Stack them up as you please and enjoy with your favorite sides or make my delicious healthy fries!

Note:

  • Adjust the seasoning to your taste if needed
  • No, we did not use any oil or cheese here. It was not intentional, just a habit. Feel free to use oil to grease the pan to cook your veggie patty
  • Yes, using a hot sauce makes all the difference, even better when it is Frank’s Red Hot

Do tag me and let me know how you liked it!

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L’Oréal Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid (Review)

<Smooth<Flawless<Baby Soft<Porcelain Skin with L’Oréal Revitalift Derm Intensives! 1.9% Pure HYALURONIC ACID is by far the strongest over the counter hyaluronic acid available. Also mentioned side by side pro’s & con’s of Loreal Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid and some affordable alternatives.

Product ClaimMy Experience So Far
Plumps skinYES, starts showing up right away
Reduces wrinklesToo soon to tell, although forehead appears tighter & smoother than before
Reduces drynessYES, inspire not drinking enough water
2 weeks to start seeing resultsYES, I am 1 week down and I already see it working
Use twice a dayI only used it once a day/post shower
IMPRESSEDNo new breakouts
Tiny bumps on forehead reducing
No more dry patches
Scars & uneven skin tone is evening out
Dark circles reducing
Skin feels more awake and fresh
Wake up feeling like not to use makeup
*I stopped using every other skincare product 2 days before I introduced Loreal Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid *Did not use any other skincare while testing this out *Everyting mentioned above is solely based on how I feel about the product *Have not read/watched any other reviews/first impressions by other fellow bloggers/influencers.
ProsCons
One and doneA bit expensive
Safe acidResults fade when discontinued
Non surgical/affordable
No down time
Safe and clean
Foundation glides on smoothly
Need less makeup
Makeup time cut down in half

Who Can Use/ Skin Type?

  • Suitable For Dry, Combination & Oily Skin
  • Normal to Sensitive Skin
  • Age 18+

How To Use:

  • 24hr patch test is recommended
  • Crack the top of these single use ampoules
  • Apply a generous amount in circular motion working your way down to the neck and chest
  • Use every night for long lasting results

Product Feel On The Skin On Application:

  • Very lite weight (perfect for summer)
  • Water like consistancy
  • Not stickey/greasy
  • Disappears into the skin

Affordable Alternative

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Serum

What You Need to Know About the L'Oréal Paris Derm Intensives 1.5 ...
AFORDABLE ALTERNATE

Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Ampoules - L'Oréal Paris
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Air Fryer Baby Corn


Quick, delicious, no mess and a lil less guilt!

Crispy baby corn, sautéed in home made chili garlic sauce with onions, peppers, celery and topped with sesames seeds.

Serves : 2
Prep time: 50MINS

Ingredients

FOR THE BATTER

  • Baby corn
  • Rice Flour 4tbsp
  • Corn Flour 2tbsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic Powder 1tbsp
  • Pepper Powder 1tsp
  • Oil 2tbsp
  • Home Made Chili Paste 1/2tbsp
  • Water as needed

FOR THE SAUCE

  • Cubed Red Onions 1/2cup
  • Cubed Greed Bel Peppers 1/2cup
  • Celery Chopped 1/2cup
  • Ginger & Garlic Grated 1tsp each
  • Home Made Chili Paste 1/2tbsp
  • Soy Sauce 4tbsp
  • Rice Vinegar 2tbsp
  • Ketchup 3tbsp
  • Corn Starch 2tbsp
  • Water 2tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Directions

FOR THE BATTER

  • Pre heat the air frier @350 for 8mins
  • Mix all the ingredients
  • Massage the flour onto the baby corn
  • Sprinkle water little by little until you have a thick evenly coated baby corns
  • Spread the battered baby corn in the Air Frier (divide into 2 batches for crispier texture)
  • Bake for 15 to 18 mins

FOR THE SAUCE

  • Lightly sauté veggies in the same order mentioned above and go about it until you are done
  • Quickly stir them all together add a couple tbsps of water to adjust the consistency to your liking
  • Add the air fried baby corn mix & serve
  • Garnish with white sesame seeds

NOTE

  • Keep an eye on the air-frier so they don’t over cook
  • Blanching is not required as the baby corn is generally soft and cooks faster
  • Use a wider pan on high flame for the sauce
  • Mix the air fried baby corn into the sauce just before serving
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Zara Woman’s (fall outfit)

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When it comes to woman’s fashion ZARA is probably the only brand that carries all the runway trends in no time for a fraction of the price. A very popular high street fashion brand!

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Which makes ZARA a reliable source for woman around the world to find anything from work wear to LBD, jewelry to shoes they have you covered. Incredible quality, impressive price, extraordinary styles you just can’t stop yourself.

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My favorite ZAZA fall dress 2020 had to be this elegant, chic, fun plaid midi dress. Just enough colors and patterns that make it so versatile for fall all the way through winter.

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Dress it for work, formal dinner, casual day, girls night out, zoom call, stroll around the neighborhood, wedding guest etc., I can’t stop the images flowing through in my head! You can easily style it to fit any occasion, to see how I wear this pretty plaid midi dress please follow me on Instagram.

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Exercise Bike/ At Home Work Out Equipment

Are exercise bikes any good? Are exercise bikes good for belly fat/weight loss? Which exercise bike should I buy? Etc.,

I mean, hell yea! Exercise bike is the best form of exercise for multiple reasons.

5 Reasons Why You Will Love Exercise Bike?

  1. Convenient & Compact: no matter the weather outside you can get your workout done without any excuse. A full body workout right there at the comfort of your home, especially now when getting things done for on home is the only priority on top of the list. And, it barely takes any space in the house.
  2. One time investment: affordable than any gym membership. If you are mom and work from home in the year 2020. This is just what you need.
  3. Quick Workout: A stroll around the block sounds good but you can burn the same calories in half the time with stationary bike.
  4. Low maintenance: I have been using mine every day for over a year now no I have not had to do any maintenance. Occasionally you will need to oil it if its manual operated.
  5. Safe & effective: even if you don’t know how to ride a bicycle you can totally get this. And most articles and studies imply a stationary bike to be safer when compared to a thread mill which tends to not be gentle on one’s joints. I used and was totally approved by my doctor to use stationary bike during my pregnancy too.
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Weight loss – 5 Things To Do (Postpartum)

Summing up 5 things I did to losses weight after pregnancy:

  1. Food Discrimination: building a clean relationship with food is very important! Eating something just because it’s healthy or ristrictig your self from cravings is not the definition of weight loss in my opinion. The diet you need to follow is a well balanced diet! Carbs, fats, protein, fiber, vitamins etc.,
  2. E.X.E.R.C.I.S.E am sure you don’t need to hear me talking about the same old same old, you know it so just do it! A simple 30min physical activity will add up to your results, walking and skipping are very effective and can be easily adapted into any lifestyle.
  3. Distraction: Ever wondered how your favorite celebrities look the way they do? They got so much to get done that craving for a piece of cake is the last thing on their minds. I most certainly eat more randomly when I am free than compared to other times, just gotta find something to keep your minds busy. I hope you got my point.
  4. Gadgets: we all love them a little too much, time to draw that line. To keep it simple and doable try to put down all the gadgets at least 30 mins before going to bed and avoid at least for 30 mins after you wake up. You will sleep better, your skin will start to look different and you most certainly will find the time to workout or even prep for some healthy breakfast to start your day.
  5. Start Low, Go Slow: there is no need for speed. Having a long term and a short term goal will keep you motivated. Introduce one new thing at a time and give it time until it starts to feel like the new normal, that way you won’t have to overwhelm yourself. For ex; let’s say you decided to wave off specialty drinks and sodas, now you try to stick with it for 20 days before you start another new thing like may be decide to take the stairs instead of the elevator and so on.

NOTE:

  • We gotta give time to our body to heal and regenerate, listen to your body and take one step at a time.
  • These are the things I truly believe will work if done consistently, patience is the key.
  • Feeling lively and energetic has always been the goal, postnatal weight loss can be simple when you know what you are dealing with. Do your research, understand how you can gently and safely get this done.
  • Talk to your friends that are going through the same phase as you
  • These 5 things are for you if you are willing to obtain long term results, meaning loss weight and keep it that way.
  • Weight loss takes time and effort, be consistent and you will get there!

I hope this was helpful, I will be sharing more tips as we go. If these tips seam irrelevant, then don’t. These are some of very essential building blocks to obtain results in a sustainable way. These 5 tips changed my life, I have personally implemented these for loosing and maintaining a steady physic for as long as before, during and after pregnancy. And I am positive this method will yield you results!

– Pooja

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Braun Epilator Silk-epil Review Self Care During Crisis (tips)

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A handy dandy device that make self care/personal hygiene safe(at home). Times have changed so must our hair removal rituals. Also still keeping it professional, sharing my top tips to minimize pain and my personal experience with the Epilator, hope this helps.

This Braun Epilator Silk-epil 99-579 Wet Dry Cordless with 7 Extras makes your life so much easier, with its convenient features where you could just use the device once a week for all those hair free days to come or may be you just wanna show off those sexy legs before it starts getting cold.


  • One time investment
  • No additional purchase required
  • No refills or batteries needed
  • Cheaper than going to a salon
  • Click here to check out the device

Why Epilate?

  • Better alternative to shaving
  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Pulls hair from the root, keeps them from growing faster
  • Charge once and use if for weeks
  • Hair that grows back are thinner in comparison and softer #noneedles if you know what I mean
  • Comes with sensitive are cap, trimmer cap attachment and facial cleansing brush (bonus)
  • Keeps skin smooth and soft
  • Travel friendly

How To Minimize Pain:

  • Use the trimmer attachment to trim off long hair
  • Exfoliate a day before and after epilating to avoid ingrown hair
  • Use while taking shower
  • Strech/tighten the skin as you epilate
  • Avoid going over one area more than twice
  • Use once a week or as and when you notice the hair growing back to save time and reduce pain
  • Listen to your favorite music
  • Use a cooling gel after
  • Do not use anything harsh as your prose are open and might develop irritation or burins sensation
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My Personal Opinion:

  • Very helpful and handy, worth every penny
  • Doesn’t hurt any more than waxing
  • The first few times I had to use some distractions to avoid feeling the pain
  • Hurts more if you are used to shaving as the hair is thicker
  • Pulling your skin tight with one hand as you run the device helps feel less pain
  • Can easily become your everyday routine
  • Just epilate as you start seeing the hair grow back and it will not hurt at all