What to wear for Valentines Day – 2 Looks!

Valentine’s Day is a week away, we love this lovey-dovey season, and what better way to prepare than to get ready for date night 🙃 whether it’s a Brunch date or Night out we got you covered, we have two looks to inspire you not just with the outfit but a whole “get ready with me” sounds fab? This is our first attempt on IGTV, we would love some support and of course your feedback, on what you would like to see more 🙂 Here below we have listed all the products used in the video.

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Inside the launch party for Paris Hilton x Boohoo collection!

In celebration of its latest co-designed collection with Paris Hilton, Boohoo threw a lavish party in Paris last week! Not always do you get a chance to flaunt a full pink outfit in style – this party was the perfect occasion!

The party was everything ‘Paris Hilton’ with an all pink everything deco, pink cocktails – ‘la vie en rose’ & ‘that’s hot’ (the icon’s famous catchphrase from the 2000’s), complete with a pink vintage Cadillac and a gigantic pool flamingo! The party was held at the luxurious HĂ´tel Le Marois, I loved this ambiance – very girly & posh!

paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

paris hilton x boohoo launch party paris

The party was super fun, with great music, free-flowing champagne, cocktails, cotton candy, and yummy finger foods. Great music kept us on the floor, to add to the magical ambiance was the famous American rapper Ja Rule, he even did a little 90’s retrospective which was really cool!

The highlight of the evening was, of course, the arrival of Paris Hilton herself, who entered to the tune of her song ‘stars are blind’! Paris looked amazing in the palm print dress inspired by her hometown of Beverly Hills and huge sunnies, she even did a DJ set herself during the evening.

paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

paris hilton x boohoo 2018

WHAT I WORE

 

I wore a hot pink pantsuit from Boohoo with flared pants and a long blazer, I paired it with white sneakers to give it a more laid-back effect! I styled my hair in a top knot and kept my makeup simple with a glazed complexion and red lips! I styled my look further with my fav geometric earrings and a trendy pair of very small framed cat eye sunglasses!

paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

Outfit details:

 Boohoo Blazer

Flare Pants

Cat eye sunglasses

The Paris Hilton x Boohoo Collection

This collection has 70 pieces and includes swimwear, these were co-designed and inspired by Paris’ fav fashion moments and trends since the turn of the millennium!

Below are some of my personal favorites from this collection:

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Paris Hilton Palm Print Mesh Maxi Dress

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Paris Hilton Metallic O Ring Strappy Bodysuit

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Paris Hilton Diamond Baby Slogan Crop Hoody

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Paris Hilton Ruffle Lace Up Front Maxi Dress

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PARIS HILTON BOOHOO BEST PICKS
Paris Hilton Lace Panelled Ruffle Hem Mini Dress

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I hope you enjoyed reliving this Paris in Paris moment with me and do let me know in comments what you think of the Paris Hilton x Boohoo Collection.

paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

Watch the full story in the highlights of our Instagram story – HERE.

See you guys very soon with more fun things happening in Paris. In the meanwhile do check out my recent staycation experience at the Hôtel de NELL.

Article by: Mellissa Fernandes | Makeup Artist | 🇫🇷

Summer Fashion at Kai by the pool!!

Summer is the perfect time to flaunt those floral prints, a great time to stop the layering trend and slip into something more minimal. And also to play with all those SS18  prints and colors we have been dying to try.

So in today’s post, I’m going to tell you all about my weekend summer outfit at my recent lunch date with my gal Albina at a super cool poolside restaurant at Hotel Park Regis in Goa, called Kai by the pool.

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Summer OOTD

I wore a floral crop top and paired it with my favorite linen pants, perfect to beat the Goan summer heat. I love pairing up strong prints with plains, this really makes it stand out. I also went with a printed turban scarf. I advice two prints maximum in an outfit so as not to go overboard.

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I styled my hair by wearing a turban, learn how to style a turban in a few easy steps HERE and my sunnies from Cocoleni which perfectly matched my pants. I kept all other accessories minimalistic and went with some really comfortable sneakers to complete the look, you could also team this look with a pair of open sandals!summer fashion - chai & lipstick

SUMMER FASHION 2018

summer outfit

Top: local store (Pune)

Pants: local store (Delhi)

Turban scarf: Westside

Sneakers: Westside

Sunglasses: Cocoleni

Lunch date – Kai by the pool!!

Located inside Park Regis is a poolside restaurant name Kai by the pool. Albina and I discovered this place and fell in love with it. From its full of life ambiance to its amazing mouthwatering food, Kai by the pool can be your next destination for a relaxed poolside lunch or dinner. They eve have pool parties regularly in the evenings which go on till 3 in the morning.

The outdoor setting is so lively and full of color, it instills a great energy and promises a great time! The live DJ music really got us in the mood to party and Albina couldn’t help but groove to the fun beats.

We started off with the Kai’s special cocktail.

– Pineapple Pina Colada

-Summer Sangria

Which were both well presented and super delicious. I especially loved how the pineapple pina colada was served in a real pineapple.

kai by the pool Goa review

kai by the pool review goa

kai by the pool restaraunt Goa

For starters, we ordered the Mushroom Bruschettas, Shish Tawook, and Korean chicken Tikka. All the plates were very well garnished and had even better flavors. We really relished the Korean Chicken Tikka (our favorite)!

Goa Kai by the pool review

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poolside brunch in Goa

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kai by the pool GOA

When the heat started to get out of control we choose to have a change of drink and ordered the cucumber and basil vodka lemonade which I must say is the most refreshing drink I ever had.

summer pool brunch GOA

For mains, we ordered the Penne pasta in arrabbiata sauce, as the plates are so copious one plate was perfect for Albina and me.

kAI BY THE POOL GOA

place to be

Address

Hotel Park Regis Saqwadi, Goa, Arpora, Goa 403509, India

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– Pineapple pina class

– Cucumber and basil vodka lemonade

– Korean chicken tikka

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Chai & Lipstick Rating

Great place for a chilled out poolside afternoon!

Service: 4/5

Ambiance: 5/5

Food : 4/5

Hope you enjoyed this post, we recently completed two years of blogging at Chai & Lipstick, and we know we couldn’t have done it without you guys… to thank you for your love and support we are having a series of giveaways on our Instagram – HERE. Do check it out and participate to win some really cool gifts.

Have a great week ahead friends and see you very soon!

Article by: Ingrid Fernandes | Fashion Designer | 🇮🇳

Chilled & Chilly mood at Habanero Goa!!

Hey guys,

Spring sun is hitting hard in Goa and is time to lock up those black outfits and bring out those all-whites. Even though this is one of the most difficult outfits to pull off it is also one of the coolest. So today I’m going to share with you the ways to pull of an all-whiter.

And to add to those heaty vibes, Jude & I are taking you to one of Goa’s best Mexican restaurant ‘Habenero’. Ready for a chilled chilly weekend? Scroll down

Pregnancy Fashion: How I styled my bump on my babymoon.

A growing belly is not always the easiest to style, finding the right maternity clothes can be a challenging task and I’m happy to share with you a few brands I came across that have helped me stay stylish during this time! Scroll down to check out what I wore during my trip to Malta, hope this inspires the fashionista future mommy’s out there 🙂

  • Floral dress

pregnancy fashion - babymoon

You can never go wrong with florals, and this dress was just perfect to get in spring. I bought this cute floral dress from Boohoo, they have an amazing range of maternity clothing.

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Click HERE for other cute floral maternity dresses.

  • Lace-up dress

2nd trimester pregnancy dresses

I got this lace-up dress from Primark, this dress is not from a maternity section, but it is ideal for the second-semester bump, and the lace-up style is great for breastfeeding post pregnancy.

how to style your bump second trimester

Digging the Lace-up style? Check out some other cute lace-up maternity dresses HERE.

  • Blue Jeans with a white tee

what to wear during pregnancy - chai & lipstick fashion

This classic look can never go out of style, I got the jeans from Maternity section of H&M, and teamed them up with a ruffles white tee and a trench coat. This look is simple yet stylish. To complete the look wear your favorite comfortable sneakers.

Chai & Lipstick pregnancy fashion

Check out my other picks for this style HERE.

  • Bodycon dress

pregnancy fashion tips 2018 summer

A bodycon dress is perfect as it can stretch and accommodate your growing bump. These dresses are very comfortable and can be perfect for the day or night. I got this cutie from Primark and teamed them up with my favorite trainers. The holographic cap is from the kid’s section of Primark!

summer fashion 2018 pregnant and stylish

I found some other really cute bodycon dresses for maternity, click HERE, to check them out.

  • Maxi dress

how to dress up during pregnancy

No holiday can be complete without a maxi dress. I got this dress from PinkBlush Maternity. Do check out my previous post on this brand, which has an amazing collection of maternity including swimwear.

Click HERE for other ultra stylish maxi maternity dresses!

I hope you enjoyed this fashion roundup with me, let me know what is your favorite look in comments and yes do share other maternity brands you are loving 🙂 Don’t forget to read the article on my Babymoon, where I have listed tips for traveling during pregnancy.

Have a great weekend guys,  catch you soon with another post.

Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧

 

 

Super easy way to drape a turban!

Spring sun calls for hair ties and buns, and that’s when turbans can save the day by instantly glamming up your look. It can help on a bad hair day, or perk up a mundane outfit. To top it all, it is affordable, simple an super easy to drape!

There are numerous ways to drape a turban, today I am sharing a super easy way that you can tie a turban in a few minutes.

What you will need?

A hair scarf.

how to drape a turban - Chai & Lipstick
bad hair day’s call for a turban 🙂

Step 1

Fold your scarf diagonally.

Easy ways to drae a turban

Step 2

Place it over your head.

Easy ways to drae a turban

Step 3

Securing its place hold all ends of the scarf together at the center infront of your face.

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Step 4

Twist the scarf. This will tighten it and create folds for the perfect drape.

how to drape a turban this spring

Step 5

Hold the scarf ends and take it above your head.

EASY WAY TO DRAPE A HEAD SCARF

HEAD SCARF DRAPING TUTORIAL

Step 6

Pull the end towards the back making sure the part wrapped around your head is tight and secure.

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Step 7

Tuck it in at the base.how to drape a turban _ chai and lipstick tutorial

And VoilĂ !!  That’s it! you are ready to rock your turban and have a very stylish day!

drape a turban - chai and lipstick tutorials

” I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit” – Michael Kors

Article by: Ingrid Fernandes | Fashion Designer |India

Spring vibes at Tierra y Mar

Hi there lovely people,

Spring season is finally here, and so is the question of how to dress when it’s 38 degrees in the day 22 at night.

So today’s post is about my spring OOTD and my mid-week getaway to this awesome restaurant called Tierra y Mar with the perfect combination of Goan ambiance and Spanish food.

My Spring OOTD

Spring Fashion 2018 chai & lipstick

I wore a plunge neck backless crop top. Spring means flowers, and what makes my top perfect is it’s a beautiful floral print for spring. Bell sleeves to keep it on trend. I paired it with high waist black jeans and a black strap faux leather belt and black pointed toe sneakers.

spring fashion 2018 chai & lipstick

spring fashion 2018 by Chai & Lipstick bloggers

I styled my hair into boxer braids and accessorized with a two-piece necklace and my new favorite sunnies. I always carry a little cap to protect myself from the sun, nowadays I am loving my Baker Boy Hat.

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Outfit Details

Top: Zara Jeans: Westside Belt: Westside Sneakers: Romwe Sunnies: Romwe

I always make it a point to carry a mid-season trench, to be ready for the sudden weather changes that are so common in spring.

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Let’s go – Tierra Y Mar

Tierra Y Mar is a 15 – 20-minute drive from Panjim city. It is a hidden gem that is not visible from the main road. To access this restaurant you have to take a small path through the Paper Boat Collective store.

We were pleasantly surprised by the deco that is very traditional Goan style with the coconut palm-thatched roof, and a very beautiful theme of blue and white, a little hint of Greece in Goa!

Tierra Y mar goa review

Jude and I were super excited to have discovered this restaurant and couldn’t wait to try out the food, hoping it would be as good as the deco and ambiance of this place!

tierra y mar review by chai & lipstick

Tierra Y Mar offers a very tempting Spanish menu which changes depending on the catch of the day and they have a very interactive style of order placement. They explain to you what they have, and suggest different ways to prepare it, so you can choose as per your preference. I love this personalized concept that makes it really unique and made me feel special 🙂

Tierra y Mar review by Chai & Lipstick

Tierra y Mar review by Chai & Lipstick

Tierra y Mar review by Chai & Lipstick

Tierra y Mar review by Chai & Lipstick

Tierra y Mar review by Chai & Lipstick

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tierra y mar review

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Loving the food!

place to be

Address

House no 248, Bella Vista, chogm road, 403511. Behind Paper Boat Collective, Sangolda, Penha de França, Goa.

+91 98194 43210

 

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Chai & Lipstick Rating

This restaurant is great! Here is our star rating.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 3.5/5

Food: 5/5 ( Big bravo to the chefs)

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My Fav’s

Drinks – Orange Cinn martini

Tapas – Fish taco & Prawn and avocado cevichĂŠ

Mains – Albondigas

Desert – Sugar cane sorbet ice-cream

I highly recommend you to try this place out, Jude and I really had a great time and to top it all the food was really exquisite. Surely going back soon 😀 Looking for more fun places to visit in Goa? Check out our other posts HERE.

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Article by: Ingrid Fernandes | Fashion Designer |India