Saturday, 30 September 2017

Festive Style Guide with Max Fashion

Hello Chicas,

Festive season is around the corner and so is the fever to shop to look one's best during the celebration. As a kid, I had always loved festivals for the numerous shopping trips I took with my mother. For me, the best part about the festivities was to get all decked up to attend the Puja and later going out with friends and family for pandal hopping followed by dining at my favorite restaurant. Fast forward to 2017, nothing has changed much except for the fact that I am no more accompanied by Mom for shopping. This year I did my Pujo shopping from Max Fashion from their recently launched festive collection.


Max Fashion celebrated the advent of festive season by launching their new collection. The collection is about bringing back the rich grandeur of Indian tradition yet giving it a modern touch. Max through its ‘Tavisha’ range offers a range of stylized garments comprising classic combinations of voluminous, vibrant and layered skirts with trendy cholis or crop tops, to complete the grand look of the festive season. It is a fusion of tradition and latest trends on the block and you can buy it from your nearest Max stores or online here


From flared maxi skirt to embroidered tops their new collection is all about ethereal timeless textures and classic beauty. Once such outfit caught my eyes when I was there at the Max Fashion Store for their collection launch event. It was a gorgeous maxi skirt in maroon. The skirt was very simple with brocade detailing at the hem, however the voluminous flare made it look so royal. To style the skirt, I picked a black top with a thin strap. The top had golden detailing on it which went well with the Marsala skirt. As I was shooting on a rather sunny day, I tied my hair in a low bun and added a pair of black round sunnies to give a retro look.

I shot the outfit at the Parasnath Jain temple which is located right next to my house. This temple is some 150 years old and its construction was initiated in the year 1867 by Ray Badridas Bahadur. The interiors of the temple has been lavishly decorated with high quality mirrors, multi hued stones and glass made mosaics, while the outdoor area is surrounded with many hued flower gardens and sparkling fountains. The garden itself is decorated with blocks of glass mosaics and silver European-styled statues.  One of the major attractions of the temple is a lamp, which is burning with ghee perpetually inside the sanctum sanctorum, since the inception of the temple in 1867The whole environment of the temple radiates peace and serenity that has a very calming effect on the body and soul.

Enjoy the pictures!
Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal





Thursday, 21 September 2017

Mini Staycation at Raichak on Ganges

Hello Chicas,


I had been yearning for a vacation for the longest time and one fine day I was surprised to receive an invite to review the property Raichak on Ganges. I was super excited to travel after so long and that too, along with my travel bud Jyotika. Raichak on Ganges is a first of its kind development in Eastern India, and was the first in Eastern India to make it to the league of small luxury hotels of the world. It is a 100-acre project being developed by Ambuja Realty. Opened in 1997 as a landmark in West Bengal, today it proudly stands as a piece of art amidst 65 acres of landscaped greenery against the backdrop of the river Ganga and a stroke of the blue skyline beyond.


The property comprises of the Ffort Raichak luxury hotel, a boutique resort called Ganga Kutir and the Anaya destination spa, along with numerous country homes that dot its landscape. The hotel also treasures some memorabilia of the British period, which include a clock, a grand piano, perfume bottles and swords. You can also visit the port city of Haldia situated on the other side of the river Hooghly.

Getting there

Raichak on Ganges is situated just 50 kilometers to the south of this bustling city and is a quick 90 minutes drive from Kolkata. We booked a car to reach the resort and the two way journey cost around INR 3500. As there is no direct route by train to reach Raichak, I feel that renting a car is the safest option. The ideal time of visiting Raichak is during the period between October and March, when the temperature drops down and becomes pleasant.

Day 1 at Ganga Kutir

We were greeted by the staffs with refreshing watermelon welcome drinks and headed towards the Ganga Kutir which boasts of a perfect hybrid of traditional elegance and modern luxury. The resort consists of tastefully done up rooms, a library, as well as a pool whose edge melds into the waters of the river. We stayed at one of the Deluxe rooms which was very spacious and gave a spectacular view of the pool overlooking the river. After taking a tour along this part of the property, we headed off for a quick dip at the pool which was followed by breakfast by the pool area. After freshening up, I dressed up in a comfortable maxi for lunch at Reflection. I was mighty impressed by the buffet spread, they had a special Bengali theme buffet and I really enjoyed the fish curry. Post lunch we clicked some pictures at the garden area. The maxi turned out to be a savior as the weather was quite humid. After a stroll in the garden area we headed out to explore the Ffort area.

Day 2 at Anaya 

We spent our second day at the Anaya Kutir where we got our own duplex. The interiors of the villa has been done in blue and white which exuded Santorini vibes. The ground floor has a living area and a small kitchen while the first floor comprises of the bedroom and the bathroom. I felt the bedroom was too compact with a very little scope for movement inside the room. However, the living area was pretty spacious and it straightaway opened to the courtyard with a huge swimming pool. The Anaya Spa building has the look of a rammed earth construction on the outside. Two types of facades clad its exteriors; red brick and a central dome like structure that is clad in shimmery white mosaic. Day 2 was again super relaxing, spent most of the time lazing around at the villa and spoilt myself with a luxurious spa session at the Anaya Spa by L'occitane. You can read more about my experience at Anaya Spa here. For our meals, we headed to the Reflection at Ffort. Again the a la carte menu was quite impressive with a vast option of different cuisines. We tried a few North Indian dishes and my favorite pick was butter chicken. A special mention goes to the walnut brownie served with salted toffee sauce which was truly heavenly. However, I feel they should work on their breakfast menu. Although there were many Indian options for the breakfast, the English breakfast menu was very limited and not up to the mark.


Things to do at Raichak on Ganges
  • Pari- A river cruise to catch the first rays of the Sun. Pari has a 50 people capacity on the Lower Deck in the Air-condition boardroom. The Upper Deck naturally is open-air and can accommodate 60 people comfortably. It is the perfect set sail experience on one of the most beautiful rivers in the world.
  • River Side Walk- Immerse into the serenity of the Ganges by walking along the pathway, designed exclusively to provide with the best experience of the river.
  • Cycling- Bring back childhood memories as you ride around the beautiful resort, soaking in nature and modernity alike.
  • Paddle Boating- Steer your way through the beautiful waterway at The Ffort Raichak with paddle boats. Another way to revive your childhood memories with your friends and family.
  • Gymming- For all those who like to work out while travelling the Magna Charta Gym offers state of the art equipment to sweat it out.
Raichak on Ganges is a perfect getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and enjoy amidst the nature. If I had to choose among the two resorts I stayed at, I would pick Ganga Kutir as represents a perfect blend of traditional aesthetics with modern luxury.
Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal

Ganga Kutir

Tired but always ready to pose!:P

Deluxe Room in Ganga Kutir

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Max Festive Collection Launch

Hello Chicas,

Max Fashion celebrated the advent of Durga Puja by launching their festive collection along with the star cast of film ‘Bolo Dugga Maiki’ at City Centre mall on 8th September, 2017. Nusrat Jahan and Ankush Hazra looked ethereal donning the timeless festive collection from Max. The collection is about bringing back the rich grandeur of Indian tradition yet giving it a modern touch. Max through its ‘Tavisha’ range offers a range of stylized garments comprising classic combinations of voluminous, vibrant and layered skirts with trendy cholis or crop tops, to complete the grand look of the festive season. It is a fusion of tradition and latest trends on the block and you can buy it from your nearest Max stores. 

About the collection

Tavisha Occasion Wear 
This collection is all about ethereal timeless textures and classic beauty. Inspired from Paithani prints and mayor bagh it offers a range of stylized garments with voluminous skirts, stylized choli and layered skirts. Dipped in vibrant colours of festive golds,fuschia and deep greens, this collection adds the grandeur to your wardrobe.

Festive Kurtas
Named ‘Poetry of Gold” this collection talks about bringing back the festive hues of bright pink, turquoise, orange with beautiful gold sprinkled throughout the collection. It adds a welcome change to your traditional indian wear wardrobe with layered kurtas, kalidaar palazzos in rich chanderi fabric.

Festive Fusion Wear
With a more upbeat, fun and young mood attached to it, this collection brings to you modern prints in tiered, gathered and pleated dresses. For the more experimental you, tis collection will give a desi kitsh twist to your festive wardrobe.

Festive Skirts
Stylized skirts with fashion crop tops and choli, this collection brings back the grand and regal look in vibrant hues, gold prints and intricately detailed borders.

Festive Maxi Dresses
Available in rich jewel tones with ornate embroideries in antique gold, this collection is the perfect evening wear for you this season. 



Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Retro Rewind with Zink London

Hello Chicas,

You’ve probably heard the saying “everything old is new again.” The same can be said about design and trends. Trends and fashion statements are constantly in a flux. They change in every era and decade bringing new concepts of style to surface. This year has been all about revival of old trends, right from dramatic sleeves to colorful embroidery. 2017's most popular styles seem to be a mashup of the '70s and the early aughts, with a dash of inspiration from other decades for variety.

Zink London has launched it's Autumn Winter collection recently and I was elated to spot some classic pieces forming a part of their new launch. Positioned as a brand for the young urban woman, Zink London is the style setter and star of your wardrobe. It draws inspiration from the iconic runways of Milan, Paris, London and New York and creates exclusive work-wear and leisurewear ensembles for today’s fashion conscious woman. Whether it's vivid colors or dynamic prints, their delectable assortment of must haves is all about striking a balance between high impact and effortlessly cool. Their new launch has made me go gaga and I thought of sharing the same with you'll and created 3 looks featuring my favorite picks.

The first look is a vintage inspired trend, the dramatic sleeves. This monochrome gingham top took me back to my childhood days. Gingham is enjoying a moment this season, revamped in chic and modern silhouettes. Once associated with Picnic table cloths, this fabric has come a long way. The tiered ruffle sleeves adds up to the otherwise basic monochrome top. I have paired the top with a pinstripe wrap skirt. I think this is the first time I am wearing mismatched prints and boy I'm loving the outcome. I have accessorized the outfit with a pair of silver hoops and same black footwear.





The second look is the color of the season, pale or dusty pink. The top I'm wearing has a cape and can be transformed from formal work outfit to a chic dinner look in a jiffy. I have paired the top with a pair of trousers which has a  black stripes on the sides. To accessorize the look, I have opted for a monochrome bag and my new faux fur heels. Completed the look with a sleek pony tail, golden oversized hoops and red lips.






Coming to the third and final look, I am wearing a classic red dress from their collection. This A-line dress with grid pattern on it is quite a steal and you can dress it down by layering it with a shirt and adding sneakers or dress it up for a date night look. I have given the look a Parisian feel by adding a black beret. Further I have added a double buckle belt and black heels to complete the look.




Hope you enjoyed the pictures, do comment which one is your favorite look. You can shop the newly launched Autumn/Winter collection of Zink London from Shopper's Stop, Pantaloons and Central Mall, Kolkata or online here.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal

Much love.
Ritika x

Outfit Details:

Look 1: Red Dress- Zink London
Footwear- Forever 21

Look 2: Gingham Top- Zink London
Wrap Skirt- Forever 21
Footwear- Forever 21

Look 3: Cape top & Trousers- Zink London
Footwear- Forever 21
Bag- Thrifted

Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Self-Rescuing Princess ft. Kazo

Hello Chicas,

When I think about my childhood memories, the sweetest one which always strike my mind is that of me being in awe of the fairy tales told by my grandfather. I certainly do not remember the story line now, but I can faintly recall the vivid images of these fairies I use to form in my tiny head back then. Like any other 90's kid, I grew up watching Disney movies which have been all about adhering to traditional gender roles. A typical plot would be a princess in trouble rescued by a prince and thereafter living happily together.

Fast forward to the 21st century, long gone are the Cinderellas and Auroras, who always depended on men to get them out of trouble. Instead, we have the Elsas and Mulans, who are subconsciously instilling in young girls the idea that you are capable enough to fight your own battles and create your own happy ending without the help of a manI have nothing against these fairy tales but with changing times the fairy tales have to change. I believe life is more than a slender waist and a beautiful gown. There aren’t just slender, white girls. There are girls like you and me. We are petite, thin and fat. We are white, black and brown. I feel life is a book and we are our own characters and there is certainly no fun in waiting for a rescue team. Instead we all should work towards becoming fiercely independent women who can rescue themselves no matter how tough the situation is.

Coming to my today's self rescuing princess look, I'm wearing a gorgeous gown from the fall/winter 2017 collection of Kazo. Their theme for this year's autumn/winter collection is "La Fabia" which is am Italian term for fairy tale. Their entire range has an aura of romance, sensuality and past century nostalgia which lingers in Italy. It's a fusion of retro dandy chic with an incense of florals, geometric lines and complementing metal trims. I completely fell for the color of the gown which is in dusty pink. The beautiful pleats along with the metal trims made the gown look even more opulent and romantic. I have paired the maxi gown with an emerald green jacket which is quite an unusual color combination but it turned out to be a great one. Finished the look with winged eye liner and oxblood lips.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal





Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Rebel Way with Max Fashion

Hello Chicas,

It's no secret that military fashion as a trend is nothing new, but the fact is that this trend keeps on updating every year, by offering us new cuts, shapes, fabrics, details and colors. Smart, sophisticated and powerful, the military trend is easy to integrate into your everyday outfits. Nowadays, army fashion is all about functionality and utility. The key elements in this trend are coats/ field jackets, tops, pants, dresses, skirts, eye-catching accessories (aviator boots, combat shoes and aviator sunglasses) and various embellishments (including leather and furs).  This trend is being seen everywhere – from street wear, to office wear, and of course, on the catwalk. It’s versatile and functional for a variety of occasions and purposes.

Coming to my outfit, I'm sporting the "Peace Army" look from Max Fashion's Pre-Autumn Collection. The military collection from Max Fashion has my heart and I had a really difficult time choosing an outfit as all of them were so amazing. From camouflage print to bold military hues, the newly launched collection has something for everyone. I picked up this shirt which can also been worn as a jacket. The quirky patchwork detailing on the shirt made it look even more fun. You can pair the shirt with a tailored pair of pants and heels for the office, and then switch to off-duty in jeans and trainers for the weekend – it will work perfectly for both. I have worn the shirt as a jacket by layering it over an ivory bodycon dress. I have paired the dress over fishnet stockings, something which I have despised all my life but I couldn't resist trying it out as they are so much in trend right now. Accessory wise, I opted for a pair of golden hoops, a grey backpack and nude block heels. A pair of clear sunglasses and boxer braids completed the look.

Also guys, you can use the referral code MAXRI300 and get Rs 300 off on 1st shopping of Rs 1499 & above. Offer valid till 30th September so do visit www.maxfashion.in

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal




Saturday, 12 August 2017

A Guide to Goth Look with Max Fashion

Hello Chicas,

I hope you enjoyed going through my last fusion look from Max Fashion, if you haven't checked it out yet you can do so by clicking here. Today I'm back with yet another look featuring the newly launched Pre-Autumn collection of Max Fashion. Now today's look is something which I have read about in my college and did a couple of assignments on it, but never really got to try it on myself. So I'm really glad that Max Fashion gave me the opportunity to create a Goth look from their western collection.


To most of us Gothic fashion might sound all about black clothing and heavy makeup, but in reality there are different subsets within the goth culture, each with their own unique looks, personal tastes, and musical choices. Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogeneous features. It is worn by members of the Goth subculture. A dark, sometimes morbid fashion and style of dress, typical Gothic fashion includes a pale complexion with colored black hair, black lips and black clothes.

Goth is everything if you know how to incorporate it into your wardrobe without overdoing it. The most recognizable trait of this scene is black. Clothing is black, shoes are black, hair is black even make-up is black. However, having said that, colors do creep their way into this image. Powerful reds, alluring royal purples and emerald greens are always charming colors which accentuate and highlight curves and features. Some of the currently trending items such as fishnet stockings, velvet, lace, chokers, leather skirts and corsets forms an important part of Gothic clothing.

Coming to my look, I picked a skull print shirt which has the buttons on the back. I have paired it with a mesh tulle skirt in black. As we all know, makeup and hairdo forms an integral part of goth look and therefore I opted for dramatic smokey eyes and red lips. The space buns made the look even more edgy. I have accessorized the outfit with a pair of black combat boots and a contrasting clutch in black and yellow to break the black and white monotony.

Also guys, you can use the referral code MAXRI300 and get Rs 300 off on 1st shopping of Rs 1499 & above. Offer valid till 30th September so do visit www.maxfashion.in

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal




Monday, 7 August 2017

The Banjaran Way with Max Fashion

Hello Chicas,

Max has come up with their Pre-Autumn collection and I'm totally digging their entire range. Starting from military prints to neutral hues their newly launched clothing line is to die for and screams the arrival of autumn. So when Max Fashion gave me the opportunity to create 4 looks from their Pre-Autumn collection, I was elated. I'm sharing the first look today with you all which is all about their Indo-Western collection.

I have always been a huge fan of the ethnic clothing from Max and I was super excited to create a fusion look from their collection. Their pre-autumn ethnic collection has a great variety of prints and colors ranging from Batik to thread embroidery. Embroidery is something that has been around a long time. In fact it is something that can be traced all the way back to the Iron Age of human civilization! It is believed that is was the Chinese during the Zhou Dynasty, around 1045 BC, that are credited for the more modern embroidery techniques we see today. Embroidered patterns and weaves are appearing on everything from denim jeans and jackets, to chokers, boots and those fail safe white sneakers. The embroidery trend has tons of options and today I'll be sharing a fusion look.

I have recently been wearing a lot of embroidered pieces ranging from crop tops to mini skirts. And when I came across this ivory crop top from Max with beautiful intricate embroidery in red and black I couldn't help getting my hands on it. As I wanted the embroidered crop top to be the center of attraction, I have kept the other elements of the outfit minimal by pairing it with a black palazzo and layering it with a black cape which again has this stunning embroidery. I have completed the look by adding silver jhumkis and bangles which gave a modern day banjaran feel to the look. For make-up, I opted for kohled eyes and muted lips in pink. And for the very first time I have opted for soft curls, so do let me know your thoughts on it.

Also guys, you can use the referral code MAXRI300 and get Rs 300 off on 1st shopping of Rs 1499 & above. Offer valid till 30th September so do visit bit.ly/2utG102

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal




Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Monsoon Rejuvenation at Anaya Spa by L’OCCITANE

Hello Chicas,

Recently I was invited by Raichak on Ganges to review their property. During my stay at Raichak, I couldn't resist from visiting the highly coveted Anaya Spa by L’OCCITANE to rejuvenate myself and therefore I booked an appointment for myself. I'm not a big spa junkie, but I do take out time once in a while to rejuvenate my body and soul from the strenuous city life. So, off I went for a luxurious experience at Anaya Spa by L’OCCITANE.

Where:

Spread across 14,000 sq. ft. of area, Anaya Spa by L’OCCITANE is nestled on the banks of the magnificent Ganges at Anaya Kutir. A Mediterranean wellness sanctuary, this spa offers complete rejuvenation with combined techniques from the East and the West such as Swedish, Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, Balinese & Shiatsu. Founded in 1974 in Provence, France by Olivier Baussan, L’OCCITANE is a luxurious beauty brand, which hugely glorifies the beauty traditions of Provence. Touted as the best facial spa in Kolkata, the peaceful environment of Anaya Spa by L’OCCITANE embarks you on a journey of deep relaxation, invigorating the mind, body and soul.

What are the services offered:


From anti-ageing to drainage facials for men and women, Anaya Spa by L’OCCITANE provides four different types of hydrating facial. They have employed professional therapists who are trained to offer best facial services after thoroughly analyzing the skin. Apart from facials, they offer an array of body massages, body scrubs and other area focused technical treatments.

The service I opted for:

 As my skin is super dry, I opted for the Angelica Fountain of Glow  facial.  Angelica is an exceptional plant that grows incredibly fast due to its hydration capabilities. L'OCCITANE has placed this amazing plant at the heart of a complete face care range to intensely rehydrate and revitalize the skin. Retaining the skin’s natural beauty, this facial delivers ideal moisturization and comes blended with two organic Angelica extracts namely water and essential oil.

Duration: 75 minutes

Price: 

The Angelica facial I tried is priced at INR 5000 approximate.

My experience at Anaya Spa by L’OCCITANE:

Prior to the treatment, I was greeted with a “Welcome Ritual”. I was welcomed by the manager of the spa who gave me a tour of the place. Post that I was offered a pair of spa slippers and a cup of delicious tea consisting of ginger and honey. After that my therapist took me to the treatment room and gave me the spa robe to change into. She started the treatment with a very gentle foot massage ritual to relax my body for which I was asked to soak my feet in a bowl of scented warm water. And then my facial treatment began which incorporated 2 organic angelic extracts – water and essential oil, working together to deliver ideal moisturization. The Angelica facial treatment includes cleansing, toning, skin analysis, exfoliation and hot compress. After the hot compress the therapist proceeded with the comedon removal. After the extraction, she performed the signature drainage face massage that ensured all possible impurities were removed from my face. Later, my face was covered with a mask and the therapist applied the L’OCCITANE exclusive herb mask. While the mask was on, she performed relaxing shoulder and hand massage. The mask was removed after 20 minutes and once again toning was performed to hydrate the skin and make the skin ready to absorb the Angelica hydration cream, Angelica protective lotion SPF 15 and Eye retreat. The L'OCCITANE signature drainage face massage sequence made my skin smoother, re-plumped and more radiant. After 75 minutes of pampering session, I could see my skin glowing. The soft background music that played in the background made the experience even more delightful.

 I was highly satisfied with the service at Anaya Spa. The Angelica facial by L'OCCITANE helped my skin to regain its natural vitality and suppleness. The hydrating facial made my skin smoother, re-plumped and more radiant and I would highly recommend you'll to try out this luxurious treatment.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal



Monday, 24 July 2017

We all scream ice-cream at I Scream Co.

Hello Chicas,

For those of you who follow me on Instagram closely you must be aware of the fact of my love for desserts. So, I was particularly elated when I was invited by the I Scream Co. team for a tasting session. Located on Justice Chandra Madhav Road, the place is small but has been done in a very quirky fashion. The walls are painted beautifully with colorful animated dragons relishing ice-creams and I don't think the interior of an ice-cream parlor can get any cuter than this.

The menu has been curated and designed by Shawn Kenworthy and boasts of 36 ice-cream flavors, 6 different types of sorbets, mocktails, milkshakes and some exclusive dessert with over a dozen of toppings to choose from. Following the liquid nitrogen trend in the city, I-Scream Co. has also come up with an array of innovative flavors using the liquid nitrogen, which makes the texture of the ice-cream extremely smooth and creamy.

I was so confused looking at the bazillion options and after spotting Nutella on the menu, I settled for Warm Chocolatty Nutella Crunch Brownie from their exclusive dessert menu. This dessert is basically a warm chocolate brownie topped with Nutella ice-cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and some chocolate butterscotch to add a little crunch. The dessert was absolutely lip-smacking and I really love the fact that it wasn't very sweet, so you can definitely gorge on some more of their unique flavors. The above mentioned dessert is priced at INR 240. Next came in the Dragon Shots, flavored popcorn cooled with liquid nitrogen, which, when you bite into them, makes you breathe smoke out of your mouth like a dragon, how cool is that? I think this one is certainly going to be the talk of the town. Dragon Shots are currently available in chocolate and caramel and is priced at INR 130. Lastly, I couldn't resist from trying out the sorbet, this time I went with the strawberry flavor. The strawberry sorbet was colorful and very fresh with a perfect balance of sweet and tangy. The sorbet too was priced at INR 130.

I had a truly amazing time at I-scream Co. I enjoyed all the deserts, the ice-creams were very creamy with a mild sweetness and I was very surprised to see the variety of unique flavors available. This place is a gem for dessert freaks like me, I'm so glad that such innovative dessert joints are coming up in Kolkata. I cannot wait to visit this place again and would highly recommend you'll to visit I Scream Co. the soonest.

Location: 41, Justice Chandra Madhav Road, Bhawanipur, Kolkata
Opening Hours: 2 pm to 1:30 am
Pocket Pinch: INR 300 for two people

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal

The quirky logo!

Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream in the making

Warm Chocolatty Nutella Crunch Brownie

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Gillette Venus Breeze 2-in-1 Razor Review

Hello Chicas,

I recently shared with you all the details about the Subscribe to Smooth event hosted in Kolkata by Kalki Kamani and ace dermatologist Dr. Rashmi Shetty. We received the newly launched Gillette Venus Breeze at the event and since then I have used the razor more than a couple of times and therefore thought of sharing my views on it. Shaving has been the first hair removal tool which I had tried and I keep coming back to it every now and then when the situation demands. Shaving is one of the easiest and quickest methods of hair removal however one cannot ignore the fact how important the role of the razor is in having a safe and smooth shaving experience. I have always been a big fan of Gillette Venus razor and I was happy to see another amazing launch by the brand. 

Price: 
Gillette Venus Breeze Shaving Razor: INR 299
Pack of 2 cartridges: INR 350
Special Offer: Razor + 2 cartridges: INR 499
Product Description:

Now smooth skin is just a shave away! The all new Gillette Venus Breeze razor for women is the secret to a time saving shave. It is built with flexible shave gel bars and contains rich body butters for a light lather. A smooth glide that makes no need for separate shave gel or soap.
• 3 Spring-mounted blades with telomer coating with shower storage.
• Gives a smooth and silky shave
• This razor is gentle on the skin
• Easy to use and convenient to carry


My experience with Gillette Venus Breeze Razor:

I was pretty impressed with the packaging. The Gillette Venus Breeze 2-in-1 Razor comes in a pretty transparent plastic box. The front part has some violet floral print, whereas the other side has a nice plastic tray, which contains one razor and one cartridge. The cartridge comes in a small plastic box which can be used as a cap. The translucent lavender body done in rubber provides an easy grip making the shaving experience even more pleasant. One has to attach the cartridge to the clip like part on the top of the razor. The cartridge contains two shaving gel bars which has a very pleasant floral fragrance. 
Gillette Venus Breeze 2 in 1 Razor glides on quickly and smoothly on the skin. And the built-in shaving gel bars create a light lather which helps to make the shaving process quicker. The best time to use this razor is during the bath, otherwise the shaving process can get a little messy. The razor head has 3 blades in it and they are sharp enough to give a smooth shave without causing any cuts. Also, the razor has a user-friendly curved body & head, which helps to reach the curved areas easily. Since it's a 2-in-1 razor Gillette claims that you don't need to use any soap/ foam for shaving and to my surprise the gel bars lathered easily after dampening the razor. The triple blades ensure a close shave and successfully eliminates even the tiniest hair. The quantity of the gel bars is sufficient and they do not melt easily. Overall, the experience of shaving with Gillette Venus Breeze was wonderful. I was really satisfied with its performance, one stroke removed all the hair making my skin soft. There wasn't any irritation or scratches after shaving and the lather created by gel bars hydrated my skin well. 

Pros of Gillette Venus Breeze Razor:

  • Attractive packaging
  • Travel friendly
  • Easy to use
  • Comes with two shaving gel bars attached to the blades eliminating the need of using shaving cream/soap
  • Provides smooth and silky shave
  • Feels gentle on the skin
  • Flexible razor head glides easily to curved areas
  • Skin doesn’t feel dry/itchy post shaving
  • Pocket friendly
Cons of Gillette Venus Breeze Razor:
  • Gel bars remains damp post shave and needs to be kept in a dry place vertically
  • The gel bars may wear down before the blades loose its sharpness.
Would I recommend Gillette Venus Breeze Razor:

I would highly recommend you all to try out Gillette Venus Breeze for a quick, safe and easy shaving experience. And I would definitely be repurchasing the cartilages for future use.

My Rating:
4.5/5