Beauty & Style

The Truth About Sun Protection for South Asian Skin

The Truth About Sun Protection for South Asian Skin

Most of my life, I was so grateful for my bronzed skin and thought that I was not as prone to burns and skin disease […]

Celebrity makeup artist Karuna Chani gives South Asians expert advice for finding your perfect foundation

9 Expert Tips on Finding Your Perfect Foundation

Finding your perfect foundation shade can be a problem for all women, but it can be especially difficult for South Asian women and their skin […]

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Festive Fashion Picks that are Functional Too!

Festive Fashion Picks that are Functional Too!

‘Tis the season to…freeze? Temperatures have been looming around zero degrees here in Chicago and I can’t help but bundle up with my sweaters and […]

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Fall Picks from a Fashion Maven

Fall Picks from a Fashion Maven

  Despite the launch of her upcoming show on Lifetime, our fashion maven, Amy Salinger is still out there picking the best in fashion for […]

5 Fall Fashion Must Haves to Mix With Your Favorites

5 Fall Fashion Must Haves to Mix With Your Favorites

Fall is officially here, both on the calendar and in the air.  And we can see no better way of embracing it with open arms […]

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Style SOS: Wear Black and Brown Together – Yes or No?

Style SOS: Wear Black and Brown Together – Yes or No?

One of the most commonly asked fashion questions out there: Can I wear black and brown together? The answer is a simple — heck yea, you […]

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South Asian Fusion

How to Show Off Your South Asian Fusion Style

Do you love the idea of incorporating traditional South Asian fashion elements into your outfit without having to wait for a special occasion? Fortunately, South […]

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Payal Singhal Fall 13 — Exquisite Example of Wearable Art

Payal Singhal Fall 13 — Exquisite Example of Wearable Art

There are so many fab fashion designers that fuse Western design with South Asian notes. One of our absolute favorites is Payal Singhal.  Payal is […]

The Only Makeup You Need in Your Purse

The Only Makeup You Need in Your Purse

The trend these days is definitely to rock a chic, so-big-it’ll-eat-you shoulder bag. When a woman empties one of these contraptions, it’s pretty common to […]

9 Survival Items For Your Trip to India

9 Survival Items For Your Trip to India

Being Indian comes with the advantage of traveling abroad every now and then. It’s always exciting getting to leave home for a little while and […]

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Pucker Up! Our Favorites to Create the Perfect Lip

Pucker Up! Our Favorites to Create the Perfect Lip

  Whether it’s the classic red pout or a dewy nude pucker, wearing the perfect lip color can do wonders for a woman’s confidence as […]

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non-clumping mascara

Lash-Stopping! 4 Fantastic Non-Clumping Mascaras

With any ensemble, there’s always that cherry on top that brings the whole look together. For our makeup routines, mascara is that cherry! Whether it’s […]

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Long-lasting eyeliners

Line Up! 4 Long-Lasting Eyeliners We Love

Eyeliner — or kohl, as many of our moms knew it — is one of those makeup essentials that few South Asian women go without. […]

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Cinderella Complex? How to Find the Shoe that Fits

Cinderella Complex? How to Find the Shoe that Fits

Quickly following diamonds, I think shoes are at the head of the pack to being a girl’s best friend (neck-to-neck with the handbag). From Prada […]

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Saffluence Staff Summer Fashion Picks

Saffluence Staff Summer Fashion Picks

We, East Coasters, had an extremely long and gloomy winter — and even that’s an understatement. Six months of wearing double layers, scarves, coats and […]

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sizzling summer lipstick shades

5 Sizzling Summer Lipstick Colors for 2013

The fabulous thing about a great lipstick is that it can be the perfect cherry to top your ideal look. Summer means there’s always a […]

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Style SOS Mini Skirt - Saffluence

To Mini Skirt or Not to Mini Skirt — That is The Question

As a stylist, I get a lot of questions about skirt length and what is appropriate. This is a very good question that everyone should […]

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Our Favorite Shampoo and Conditioner of the Moment

Our Favorite Shampoo and Conditioner of the Moment

How often do you change your shampoo and conditioner? How many of us just stick to what we know and like — the same old, […]

5 Staple Jewelry Pieces Every Girl Should Own

5 Staple Jewelry Pieces Every Girl Should Own

What five staple jewelry pieces should every girl have? Well, every woman’s wardrobe should have foundation pieces, and, yes, this includes jewelry as well. Think […]

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8 Summer handbags trending for the season

8 Inspiring Handbags for Summer

Seoul ChoiSimplicity with a touch of drama has always been Seoul’s fashion motto and lifestyle which has led to where she is today. She is […]

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Style SOS: Can I Wear Skinny Jeans?

Style SOS: Can I Wear Skinny Jeans?

Who can wear skinny jeans?  The real answer is just about anybody. A lot of people think that skinny jeans are like putting a spotlight […]

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My Makeover: New Girl in New York

My Makeover: New Girl in New York

  Meet: Dipika Patel. She’s your everyday 26-year-old city girl trying to juggle school, work, friends and family in The Big Apple — while still […]

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Find out what colors are trending this season in the Spring 2013 fashion color report.

Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report

  With summer fast approaching, it’s time to rummage through what we purchased last season and see what is viable for this one. Never get […]

Welcome to Cocktail Party Beauty

Welcome to Cocktail Party Beauty

Do you get excited to learn about a new beauty tip or trick from a girlfriend?  Isn’t it fun to share your favorite product finds […]

Style SOS: How to Wear Color Confidently

Style SOS: How to Wear Color Confidently

Spring is here — and that means it is time to brighten up your wardrobe! Electric colors are hot right now and they’re showing up […]

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