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Anything about #backtoschool excites me || Dorm room decor ideas ✨

Welcome back, a very long gap this time, but I have come up with some exciting stuff for you guys. 

COVID-19 pretty much hijacked everyone’s life, isn’t it? We’ve all sat at home more than we used to. Honestly, it’s been 5 months I’ve stepped out of the house. I have had personal pandemic issues struggling with mental health, unhopeful about the future and boredom. 

The only ray of light I’m seeing is with the schools and colleges reopening. College reopening and starting schools comes with a lot of exciting things, a new school, university, new classes, clubs, teams, friends, and…… a new dorm room.

I love to read, watch and anything about #backtoschool excites me. Combine #backtoschool with dorm décor, I’m sold. Moving into my first dorm room was by far the most exciting thing happened when starting college. 4 years and 4 rooms later, I’m still obsessed with the #backtoschool dorm décor and all the amazing and super fun and creative ways people decorate their cute spaces.

I’ve myself decorated all the walls in my room and now I’m decorating the only side of the wall left to decorate ha-ha. How you decorate your own spaces can say a lot about you. Redecorating your dorms can allow your personality shine through. You’ll feel comfortable stepping into your dorm every day, confident showing it off to your friends. Though dorms don’t have a very large space to work with, it will give a creative opportunity to discover your personal style and decorate from scratch for the first time, if you haven’t before. Now is the time to spruce up the place to make it look like exactly how you want it, as opposed to your childhood bedroom that might have the same wall paint, curtains and décor. But, sometimes the idea of redesigning a room can seem a little daunting, which brings me to our blog post today. I promise I’ll be short coz there’s a whole YouTube video coming up soon. Stay tuned for that.

I’ve partnered with Her campus X The Home Depot to bring you guys some amazing #backtoschool home décor ideas and affordable products to decorate your dorm rooms. 

Firstly, I’d definitely recommend adding an aesthetic mirror, no matter where you start. Mirrors add a whole lot of aesthetic flavour to the room. They are a great tool for reflection of one’s personality. You don’t want to pick something that every other person on your dorm floor has chosen, at the same time it should match the exact theme you are going for. If you’re looking for something aesthetically unique, the “Lana Sunburst 26.8 in. X 26.8 in. Gold Framed Mirror” is the way to go. It definitely went through with the whole leaf theme I was going for, isn’t it? Also, green and gold always form a great colour palette!

Secondly, to make your dorm feel like home, I’d recommend having some storage bowls for keeping candy, fruits. We always go home hungry from school, right? And we always crave for those quick snacks or fruit! If you’d want to store some candy/ fruit in a contemporary way, the “Hammered Oval bowl Black and Copper” is the perfect addition to dorm décor. It goes well with the whole gold theme we are going from the beginning. It looks great on the marble tabletop of your dorm room. Or if you want to take that cheese board for a picnic, this bowl is a picture-perfect décor.

That’s it for this time, you guys. I am super excited to see how you all decorate your spaces. Please don’t forget to tag me in your dorm inspo pics, I’d love to see and share them!

Happy Schooling in this fall, stay safe and healthy!

xx

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

Indian festive Outfits✨

Festive season is really out a corner now in India. Ganesha, Dussehra, Diwali and it goes on. So, I’d come up with these three looks for this festive season. Definitely my favorite part of the festival is food, though I miss that so much now as I am away from home.

Dussehra is the festival of goddess where everyone believes that truth and honesty definitely wins someday. Diwali, is festival of lights!✨

 For the first look, I wore this sari, looks almost similar to a half-sari (if that is a thing lol) and paired it with huge jhumkas (ear rings)and a head piece with a set of bangles on one hand. I wanted to look over dewy and so went on with the really popping highlighted face makeup. Winged eyeliner and a red pop completed this look.

 

 

 

 

 

For the second look, I wore a plain blue sari with a contrasting top. I accessorized this look with pearls chain, head piece, ear rings and a set of blue bangles gave it a nice pop. On to my face, I went on little on my lips with a highlight in the middle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the final and simple look is for all my college going girls out there! I wore a plain white shirt with a black palazzo. Blue scarf gave it a  nice Indian look. For my face, I went on with a subtle highlight with a black kajaleye with blue color smoked on the lower lash line. Red lip color stands out in this look. So easy and comfortable, yet festive right?

 

 

First and third looks are my kinda fav looks. What is your favorite in this one?

Let me know in the comments below…..

 

Until next time…

xo

Manvika

Simple Jeans / Tee Outfit Ideas

Hey Guys, how are you all?

I never thought a normal Jeans and a T-shirt make an outfit for a photoshoot! LOL. But guess what? You can actually make it a great outfit, even without many accessories.

In this post, I am showing you two simple outfit deets, and how you can style them, without overdressing.

For my first outfit, I visited a Public Library in my area. I did not want to go overdramatic for a library. So, I tried on a simple tee which said NEED, and it worked out. I made a knot at one side, just not to keep it to usual. I paired it with knee rip blue jeans. I added a hat to look nerdy and cat-eye trendy sunglasses and Yesss! This is how it turned out. Also, I braided my hair just to give that chic look. For my makeup, I wanted a glow af skin and a half-winged eyeliner. I went with Burgundy eyeshadow to give that pop-up and a pink lip.

Top : Only

Jeans : Tommy Hilfiger

Hat : asos

Glasses : amazon( sojos vision sent them to me)

Makeup:

Eyes : Ciate London

Lip : Nyx Soft Matte Lipcream

I also, made a video on this, which y’all can watch it here.

Second Look:

And, for my second outfit, I wanted a Coco Cola tshirt from a very long time, and I finally found it in Target. I knew I should get it. I wanted some cool pictures with that TEE( just a fantasy).  It was a super simple outfit. I made a knot on the centre, and Omg it looked so cool! I paired it up with high waisted buttoned jeans with sneakers.I did not go crazy with makeup. I went for a no foundation look. I’ve applied a little highlight and a pink lip again.

For the photoshoot location, I wanted a Coco cola background, as I was wearing that tee. So, we went to Target and got some cool shots. Later on, we went to Starbucks and clicked some pictures there too.

That’s it for this time guys. I hope you guys enjoyed reading it. Tell me which one was your fav and how you would style yours in the comments below!

Top : Target

Jeans : Guess

Shoes : Adidas

Until next time.. xx

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