Hello!

Hello lovely people of the Sheikhland and around the world! 🙂

Howdy dowdy? I know it’s been long since we met here in this space.

I will share the reasons in another post which I warn you is gonna be a long one.

Let’s keep this a short and a sweet one as I just wanna say that I am reeeeeally happy to be back with my blogs here.

Although Instagram kept me more busy than you can imagine while I was away. If you ask why, go and have a look at my feed here – https://www.instagram.com/chandniatsheikhland/

Like it? Not like it? I would love to hear what you think of my new improved white themed Instagram feed.

See you at my next post!

Toodles

Chandni

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The Red Lipstick and I

For the longest time, I avoided buying myself a Red lipstick. Honestly, I had no confidence to put on a Red lipstick. I had no courage to make a statement. No guesses, what my little vanity had was only neutral, plain, simple shades of lipsticks. Somewhere I felt comfortable behind that no-makeup, neutral face – comfortable because I was not saying – Hey! I am here. Look at me! … safe because I was not taking risk by putting a nobody face on.
But it was not a happy face either as I was hiding the real me inside, scared of how my face is gonna look if I chose that red lipstick which to be honest I always wanted to wear but was  afraid of looking ugly, felt I did not have a perfect face nor a perfect pout. Afraid of speaking my mind, I would not share my thoughts.
And when I thought deeply over it, I realised it was not just the choice of lipsticks, I was scared about taking any bold decisions in my life, be it the kind of baggy clothes I would wear or the boring finance job that I hated to the core.  I would not voice my opinions. I was not courageous enough to take a decision to change all of that. I was not feeling great enough about myself. I was not living enough.
And this realisation was just the start of every single thing that followed thereafter … great things because I let go of the feeling of ‘playing safe’ in my life. I may not have a ten on ten face or a sexy pout but I am perfect just the way I am and I deserve to make my choices, without being scared of what the world would think. I deserve to make choices that make ME happy – right or wrong, bold or not so bold as long as I make them with confidence. I deserve to voice my opinions – right or wrong … they are mine.
I gave up the finance job. I changed my wardrobe. I started writing a blog. I bought a Red lipstick.
 
Featured Lipstick – Rouge Pur Couture by YSL No. 01
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{Event} Toms Store Opens at The Dubai Mall

Hey all you shoe-lovers out there in the Sheikhland!
Yours truly has got some awesome news for you if you like me are always on the look out for cool yet comfy shoes.
And today it’s not just going to be about shoes but about bringing smiles to the less privileged too.
Well, the big news is that we now have a Toms Store in the Sheikhland.
Yes … you heard it right. The famous shoe brand Toms has opened a store in the Dubai Mall.
Toms’ business model has been referred to as the “one for one concept” business model, referring to the company’s promise to deliver a pair of free, new shoes to a child in need for every sale of their retail product. The countries to which the free products are sent have included Argentina, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United States.
Now isn’t that so cool!
Toms are known to be super-comfy but I figured out another reason to love them for and that’s their cute canvas prints.
Toms also do eyewear.
So, I am sure you can’t wait to check this store out and so here is a sneak peek from the launch just for you.

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Cheers to 2016!

Hello lovely people of the Blogland! Happy New Year to each one of you! *smiles*
I know I am 10 days late but hey am so happy and excited to be back here in this space.
The last couple of months of 2015 was a lot of travel for me and so I could not blog as much but I am so looking forward to blogging in 2016 as I have some interesting plans around that.
Well, talking about 2015,it just flew by. Isn’t it? For me, personally 2015 was all about learning, experiencing and celebrating motherhood. As Neil came into my life, the blog took a bit of a backseat last year. With both my hands full with a zillion things to do, I was busy creating memories, living some priceless moments and feeling blessed every single second. It’s amazing how those innocent eyes and tiny hands are big enough to change your entire perspective on life.
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Image : From personal album

And what is even more amazing is how fast they grow up. Neil  has turned 1 now. Oh yay! I am mother to a one year old. I still find it difficult to believe how quickly this entire phase has flown by but things have become easier to manage, and  here I am back to doing my favourite thing – blogging and trust me as I type this, I am grinning ear to ear. I truly missed it.
But some exciting things are coming up on the blog this year so please stay connected. I would need much more of your support this year. Keep inspiring me the way you have always been. May 2016 be the best year ever for each one of us! Much love to all of you!
Toodles,
Chandni

Hello again!

Hello peeps!
 
How is it going? Well Dubai is one happening place at the minute and I am going all cray cray attending a lot of events and not complaining at all when I get to do what I love. More so I have been enjoying it so much more as since last week, my maternity break is officially over and I am back to being a full-fledged blogger and can’t tell you how much I missed it. 
 
Though I tried hard to keep up with writing projects and the blog amidst the whole phase of settling down with the baby but it is easier said than done. Especially for people like me who live far from family, it is a big challenge to sail through the first year after the birth of your baby.
 
But hey, it is definitely a break that you and your baby deserve so no complaints.
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So, all settled now, yours truly would be seeing you much more often in this space and is so very excited about all the posts coming up. Thanks a lot to all you fabulous people for all the support and encouragement you have given me until now and I would be needing more of it from this point on.
 
Now, an update on what you can expect to see on the blog – all this while, though I was not able to blog as often as I used to, but there was a lot of creative thinking going on in my mind about it. I realised how much I love and enjoy writing about beauty, fashion and food. So expect to see a lot on these categories in the coming days. Also, we are gonna talk about a healthy lifestyle and a healthy mind – yes, I do have a heart-to-heart for you as to what ‘seriously’ got me into that.
 
So, are we ready? (*smiles*)
 
Any suggestions, ideas or request on what you would like to see in this space, do write to me in the comments below or shout out on any of my social media. I am on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @ChandniLahoti and find me on Facebook here –
 
Love & Peace!
 
 

Inspired again!

Hello Sheikhland peoples!

Long time, no see!

I know, I know!

A whole month of absence from this place and I feel totally accountable!

But I badly missed WordPress and how!

I don’t know how to put in words the weird kind of phase that I was going through, well I still am but now I am one determined girl to conquer it. That’s the phase, I have read, a lot of new and first time mums go through. I just got so busy dealing with the responsibilities of a 9 month old, that I just stopped being inspired to write, to create … to be myself. And to be honest, I hated to be in that space.

All you mommies out there, are you hearing me?

But after wasting an entire month, I am now all set to make sure I come back to writing some lovely blogs, to take out some me-time every single day come what may, TO WORK OUT, to just be myself.

Inspired again!

It is not going to be easy I know … I know so well but I will try my best.

All I can say that is that I feel absolutely inspired again to do all that I love to do, with all my heart, keeping smiles and ambitions accompany. 🙂

On that very positive note, toodles for now. I am off to working on a ‘Lushious’ story (wink wink).

See you in my next and hey, if you are on Snapchat/Instagram/Twitter, do add me at @ChandniLahoti.

Guess SS’15 Collection Launch

Sheikhland is a great place to live in but when it comes to cabs, it is one of the worst. Recently I have missed a couple of great events. Why?

Because of waiting up for a cab for almost an hour. Now how unfortunate is that! But during the peak tourist season and the rush hours, it is quite a tough task to get yourself a cab for non-drivers like me. Enough motivation for me to take my driving license now and am sure that would an interesting phase of my life and make for some more blog posts of ranting and venting my hear out.

Well, coming to the point, so I missed the Guess SS15 Collection Launch and now you know why, here is a little brief for all of you who might want to see what the collection has to offer.

GUESS, the iconic young and adventurous global lifestyle brand previewed its new summer collection at an in store trunk show in Dubai Marina Mall last weekend. Embracing the latest trends, the new collection features the ultimate summer reverie with vibrant colors and unique designs, offering some great wardrobe inspiration.

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The event attended by fashion savvy customers and bloggers saw models showcase more than 30 looks from the new stylish collection. Welcoming the warmer weather, the collection features flirty florals, signature animal prints, understated black and white monochrome and the eye-catching patterns on casuals. The season’s color palette ranges from summery pastels to clean white and neutral tones.

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The key pieces include romantic off shoulder tops, distressed denim jeans, floral leather jackets and elegant white evening dresses, to last you all season long…

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Celebrate the effortless cool fashion with GUESS’s new summer offering.

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The collection is now available at GUESS stores across UAE, KSA, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan and Bahrain.