Delhi Makeup Artist – Shruti Kukreja

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Makeup Artist Shruti Kukreja Is Taking Beauty World By The Storm And How.

The easiest way to transform yourself is through makeup. It is the best way to express yourself. And with the festive season right around the corner, a new makeup look is just what you need.

Shruti Kukreja is here to guide you to achieve the perfect base for a festive glow and that radiant lit-from-within look. Diwali is the time of the year to have fun with your makeup. Shruti Kukreja with her solid portfolio and boundless creativity is here to teach you how to be your own best MUA. 

Based in Delhi, Shruti Kukreja primarily caters to bridal makeup using the best products from renowned brands like Huda Beauty, Jaclyn Hill, Nars, Tarte, Kevyn Aucoin, Lakme, MAC and more. She is extremely well-known in Delhi and famous for her stunning coral looks, non-cakey base and effortless bridal makeup. Her style is distinctly classy and subtle. She also loves experimenting with monochromatic looks. She considers makeup to be a form of art that doesn’t need to adhere to any trend. She says, “Makeup is like art. An easy canvas to express yourself so use your creativity and experiment new looks. Even when I work with current trends, I never bind myself to those and always try to make something of my own. I want to teach this to everyone. Trends are for the anxious and as long as you know your colours, tones and tints, you’re good to go. I believe it’s time the industry gets an infusion of new blood into it that will shake everything up!”

Therefore, besides weddings, she has also lent her expertise in teaching makeup. She is currently teaching millennials during this pandemic. She started her career in Europe, first by joining Scandinavian Makeup Academy and then by working in Barcelona. She soon emerged as a pioneer in the world of makeup and fashion. Using the best of products and her expert skills, her work is nearly magical. It is no surprise she was popular with European clients and now she is the same with her Indian clients! 

The makeup artist has now decided to share her skills by introducing her European and American techniques that are affordable, convenient and interesting. In order to provide a platform to newcomers, she is looking to teach and advance the skills of other makeup artists. For this purpose, she opened an institution named Shruti Kukreja Makeup Institute (SKMI) in Delhi. Through this initiative, Shruti is offering a wide range of basic courses from beginner courses for novices to advanced courses for professionals. 

How I survived during COVID-19 lockdown | Quick Recipe to make Chicken Roll

Recap of how I survived during COVID-19 nationwide lockdown.

I ensured to keep stock of frozen food during Lockdown because of Corona Virus spread as going out to buy veggies was not a simple task. Stayed at Home and made easy and quick wraps / rolls made from frozen food. Ensured not to consume anything raw during the spread of COVID-19, even onions should be sauteed! Instead of Chicken Seekh Kebabs you may use other frozen meats like Salami, Sausages, even Veg patty.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Wheat Roti / Tortilla, Frozen Seekh Kebabs, Sambel Chilli Garlic Sauce, half diced red onion, Maggi hot and sweet sauce, grate cheese if required to make it cheesy. #StayAtHome

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A Must place for Kebabs and Curries in Delhi

Tried some delectable food from Chowki for dinner. It is based in South Delhi. Delivery was on time and packed well.

Chingari Tikka – Chicken pieces marinated well with spices, just melted in mouth. They used chicken thighs for this dish. Had this with their Keema Naan.

Bukni Seekh Kebab – Mince Mutton seekh kebabs loaded with dry red chilli was very flavourful.

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Gosht Banjara Curry – Gravy was thick with tender pieces of mutton. This really went well with their Aloo Anadana Kulcha. MUST TRY!!

Their food quality is amazing! A must place in South Delhi to try delicious North Indian food.

Will surely try more dishes from Chowki.

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Chowki Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Staycation at WelcomHotel, ITC

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Had an incredible luxury Staycation experience at WelcomHotel, Dwarka by ITC hotels in New Delhi. I stayed in their Studio Suite. The suite was huge and with a wider outside view. The suite I stayed was at 8th Floor and had a pool view. Suite is equipped with a spacious living area, workstation, bedroom and there is ample room to relax.

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They welcomed me in the suite with Mulled Wine, Roses and Dessert Platter which was created in a personalized way. The experience was best of luxury and service standards are highly commendable. The bed was super comfortable and washroom was very big with rain shower. Products in the washroom were of premium quality.

 

The hotel has the highest level of hospitality. Had an extravagant Christmas brunch at Pavilion 75 which serves the best of Indian and Oriental cuisines. They had everything on the counter from Roasted Duck to Spinach & Pomegranate shots to Red Snapper. Also highly recommend the desi Makke ki Roti & Sarso ka Saag.

After stuffing myself so much, it was time to relax in my luxurious suite. Watched some series on their Flat-screen TV and munched on seasonal fruits which they serve daily in the suite. Thereafter, headed to WelcomWelness for an amazing Spa session called WelcomSignature Spa and concluded with a steamy shower. The Spa experience was amazing and it is a must to de-stress yourself.

For evening snack, I ordered their Lamb Burger and Chicken Tikka Pizza. Both were super delicious. Pizza was loaded well with chicken chunks and cheese.

Dinner was at Kebabs & Kurries, it is ITC Hotel’s award winning signature fine cuisine North Frontier Indian Specialty Restaurant. The restaurant is lit with 1100 candles and has live ghazal which makes the dinner experience very memorable. Service was top notch by Aman and Chef Jitender prepared some special dishes one of them being Paneer stuffed with veggies. This dish was lip-smacking and I highly recommend it. Also had other signature dishes like the popular Dal Bukhara. Non-vegetarian platter and Gosht Biryani was also scrumptious. I tried the dessert sampler which had Kulfi, Shahi Tukda and Gulab Jamun. Shahi Tukda being the best ever I have tasted till date.

They also have another restaurant called the Shanghai Club. As the name suggests, it specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves delightful dimsums and spring rolls.

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Next morning, visited their huge gyming area which comprises of many equipments. After a sweaty session, ordered a variety of different dishes for breakfast in the suite, from lavish English Breakfast to Masala Dosa to Chocolate stuffed Croissants, they had everything on the menu. Highly recommend their Chicken and Cheese Sandwich which was grilled to perfection.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at WelcomHotel, Dwarka and their hospitality is praiseworthy. A must hotel in case you plan for a luxury stay.

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Staycation Teaser

My recent Staycation review at a luxury hotel in Delhi is coming soon…. Cannot wait to explain you in detail how thoroughly I enjoyed the stay at this 5 Star Hotel managed by ITC Hotels. Also dined in some popular fine dining restaurants and top notch food curated by Master Chefs….

Here’s a sneak peak:

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Delicious Afghani Food in Delhi NCR

Ordered dinner from Pashtoon. They specialize in serving Afghani, Mughlai and North Indian food.

Kastoori Kebab – Succulent pieces of chicken thigh marinated well with cream and cooked with fluffy beaten egg. This was absolutely delicious. This was something unique and is a MUST TRY!!

Kundan Kaliya – Morsels of lamb braised on dum with turmeric and light spices. The curry was light.

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Paranth ka Gosht – Chunks of lamb on bone, slow cooked along with ginger, garlic, whole garam masala, onion and deseeded plum tomatoes, coriander stems and a composite grounded masala.

Murgh Mussalam – This was chicken on bone cooked with onion, coriander seeds, poppy seeds, green cardamom, saffron, ghee and keora. Very delicious! MUST TRY!! This went well with both rice and roti.

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Pashtoon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Must place for kebabs

Walking Street serves Bar Nibbles, North-Indian and Asian food. The ambiance of this place is amazing.

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Clay Oven Non-Vegetarian Platter – This was a huge platter and consisted of tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, malai tikka, chicken tikka and chicken tangri. It was prepared fresh and tasted amazing. MUST TRY!!

Hyderabadi Haleem – The type of Haleem they serve is not the usual authentic one. It’s more of fusion with big pieces of mutton on bone. This comes in a tiffin box with naan and salad with mint chutney. The curry was delicious and mutton was succulent.

Grilled Fish with Lemon Butter – Big fillet of fish grilled to perfection served with lemon butter sauce, grilled vegetables and yum mash potato. If you love fish, this one is for you!! MUST TRY!!

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Walking Street Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Awesome Cafe at Golf Course Road

Brick N Bean Café Kitchen located at the Golf Course Road in Gurgaon serves amazing European food. We tried few things including the below:

Mango Smoothie and KitKat Shake – These two looked absolutely amazing. Kitkat shake was lip-smacking :p

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Wall Street Salad – Rocket leaves mixed with parmesan, honey mustard vinaigrette, cranberries, green apple and walnuts. This was full of healthy goodness and really delicious.

Eggs Benedict – This has 3 choices i.e. mushroom and spinach, chicken ham and Smoked Salmon. I chose to have mushroom and spinach which was laid on toasted buns with poached eggs and topped with hollandaise sauce. One of the best eggs benedict I have had till date. MUST TRY!!

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Grilled Vegetables and Peri – Peri Chicken Pizza – Request the server for a half and half pizza. Love both pizzas and was full of toppings and gooey cheese.

Chocolate Brownie – Soft and warm chocolate brownie was served with vanilla ice-cream.

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Brick N Bean Café Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tupperware celebrates 71 years globally

Tupperware celebrates 23 years in India and 71 years globally

As you all know, Tupperware is a home products line that includes preparation, storage, and serving products for the kitchen. They develop, manufacture and distribute their products internationally as a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company Tupperware Brands.

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This is one of the best brands I know for kitchenware. Their products are re-usable, durable and come with a lifetime warranty.

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This month Tupperware is celebrating their 23 years in India and 71 years globally. Chef Ayesha introduced us to Tupperware’s stellar product which is Fusion Master and we tried some healthy recipes with it.

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Advantages of using Tupperware products are below:

  • Food can be stored and kept fresh longer in Tupperware containers.
  • Their products come in various sizes so you can choose according to your need.
  • They are durable yet feather light.
  • Most of their products come with lifetime warranty.
  • Containers are leak proof.
  • Tupperware products are made of materials approved for food contact by governing bodies like the Indian authorities, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

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#TupperwareForLife #NotAllPlasticIsSame #TupperwareBirthdayMonth #23YearsInIndia #71YearsGlobally

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Non-veg Dosa

I have tried non-veg dosas in many places abroad but this was the first time I tried it with Navarasam.

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Bhuna Chicken Dosa – Chicken cooked with spices and added while making dosa. This was good and was served with two chutneys i.e. coconut and spicy tomato.

Chicken Tikka Dosa – Delicious chicken tikka added and stuffed in dosa. Chicken was succulent and tasted well with their coconut cum peanut chutney.

Pineapple Sheera – Semoline dessert/halwa with loads of cashews and raisins. This was super delicious and just melted in mouth. MUST TRY!!

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Navarasam Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato