Nora Fatehi And Shraddha Kapoor Turn Up The Heat In Black Gowns

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 10 Feb 2021Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi | (Source: Instagram | @shraddhakapoor, @manekaharisinghani)

The colour black indicates one’s desire to reclaim their power. Whether that means one trying to shield themselves from some sentiments or communicate wants and needs. Wearing all-black is often a subconscious message to others and oneself. Black indicates prestige and power, confidence and self-sufficiency. And we already know what a forgiving colour black is to the female form. Hence, it symbolises sex appeal and most women will opt for it when they want to make a statement. Take Bollywood dames Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi who both opt for black velvet gowns, thus proving my point. Scroll on for more details on their looks.

Here’s a closer look at Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi in gorgeous black gowns:

Namrata Deepak syles Shraddha Kapoor in a black velvet gown by Aadnevik. Kristian Aadnevik is a London-based Norwegian designer. And the dress costs approximately 8 lakh rupees. The black halter-neck dress features a polo neck and one-shoulder detailing. Ruched gathering opens into a sexy thigh-high slit. However, the dress has a lot of intricate details to keep an eye on. For starters, fringe chains on the sleeves and slit. The neckline features braided leather details that is replicated on the belt of the dress as well that gives the illusion of a tiny waistline. She accessorises the look with a pair of shiny, chrome strappy stilettos from Steve Madden and beaded black earrings from Deepa Gurnani.

Shraddha Naik gives Shraddha Kapoor a flawless base with contoured cheeks, nude lips and silver smokey eyes. She tops off her look with mascara heavy lashes and tongs her hair to look like perfection.

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Maneka Harisinghani styles Nora Fatehi in a black velvet gown from Russian brand, Maison D’angelann. The full-sleeve, bodycon dress finds and hugs Nora’s curves perfectly. It has very power-shoulder details and an embellished thigh-high slit. The star accessorises her look with finger rings and drop earrings from Ayana Silver Jewellery. In addition to these accessories, she wears patent leather point pumps from Christian Louboutin. Even though the dress is simple, it is quite classic and creates a powerful image.

Namrata Soni gives Nora Fatehi filled-in brows, brown smokey eyes, a wing liner, flushed cheeks and pink rosy lips. Gorgeous Hollywood curls and side-swept add the glamour of her ensemble.

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What do you think of Nora Fatehi and Shraddha Kapoor’s outfit? Let me know in the comments below.

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Malaika Arora Inspires Us To Try Head-To-Toe Printed Looks

href=”author/sakshi-kore”>Sakshi Kore , 10 Feb 2021Malaika Arora

What’s the one style lesson we all ought to learn from Malaika Arora? That there are absolutely no rules in fashion. The actor’s sartorial journey through her years as a celebrity only goes to show that you must always wear what feels one hundred per cent comfortable. And that’s probably where Malaika’s effortlessness comes from. So whether it’s her co-ordinated gym sets, eye-catching collection of dresses—from oversized sweater ones to glitzy bodycon numbers to breezy maxis—or her Indian-wear, there’s rarely a Malaika-attended occasion where she doesn’t make a statement. Therefore, it comes as no surprise, that even a tricky trend like print-on-print is a cakewalk for the actor. Don’t go by our word, scroll ahead to check out two of her latest looks that’ll push you, as well, to give head-to-toe printed looks a try!

In snake print

Snake print has won the actor’s vote of approval on a number of occasions. Around this time, she was spotted out and about in the city in an oversized jumpsuit featuring her favourite print, which strikes a balance between dressy and casual. The actor left the top buttons of her shirt open and gave us a peek at her toned midriff and a white bralette that she wore underneath. She accessorised her look with a black quilted sling bag and canary yellow pumps for a pop of colour in her neutral-toned look. Mascara-laden lashes and a mauve lip stain with her caramelised locks left open in a middle parting concluded her beauty look for the night.

Malaika Arora

In an abstract print

For a virtual live session on Face Yoga last week, Malaika chose to keep her look casual yet quirky. The actor was spotted in the city post her interaction in an easy-breezy mini neon green dress with an abstract print in white. A dress like this one can work as loungewear, for casual brunch or lunch dates, shopping sessions and more. Her favourite white Reebok slides and a black polka-dot facemask rounded off her look.

Malaika Arora

10/10 would give both of these looks a try! What do you think of her outfits? Tell us in the comments below.

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Riteish Deshmukh & Rajkummar Rao Give You Dapper Wedding-Wear Ideas

href=”author/sakshi-kore”>Sakshi Kore , 10 Feb 2021Riteish Deshmukh and Rajkummar Rao | (Source: Instagram | @karishmagulati, @theanisha)

If there’s one notable thing about Indian festivities, it’s that almost nothing can dampen people’s celebratory spirit. So, as the world gradually resumes to normal life along with the eccentricities of the new reality, occasions of all sizes seem to hold a lot more weight than they did, pre-Covid. Weddings to be specific, given their grand and lavish nature. And ever since the ‘I do’ season commenced, most of our Instagram feeds have been booming with pictures of friends and family flaunting their wedding OOTDs. So, gents, if you’ve also got a wedding or two on your calendars, and are looking to make a stylish entry at the celebrations, take a look at what Riteish Deshmukh and Rajkummar Rao wore to an event recently for some dapper sartorial inspiration. Scroll below for more details!

Riteish Deshmukh

If you’re looking to go for a more Mughal vibe, cue in Ritesh Deshmukh’s outfit. The actor, who was styled by Karishma Gulati, wore a creation by S&N By Shantanu and Nikhil, that consisted of an ebony-hued asymmetrical kurta featuring a bandhgala and chunky button detailing. He teamed the kurta with white straight-cut trousers and elevated the look further by loosely cinching the waist with a leather belt. Formal black shoes completed his look for the evening.

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Rajkummar Rao

In the mood for an Indo-western aesthetic for a cocktail party? Rajkummar Rao’s look will check that box for you! The Ludo actor was styled by Anisha Jain in a classic Shantanu and Nikhil bandhgala suit in black. The highly-structured suit was adorned with silver metal detailing and chunky buttons adding an element of quirk to the look. The actor completed his look with glossy loafer shoes by Southside Collective. 

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Don’t both, Riteish and Rajkummar look slick and suave in these looks? Whose outfit would you like to wear? Tell us in the comments below.

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Neha Dhupia and Kajal Aggarwal Make A Statement In All-Blue

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 10 Feb 2021Neha Dhupia and Kajal Aggarwal

There might be many items of clothing that are more versatile than a denim jacket, but it is still a crucial facet of the female wardrobe. The reason I say this because a denim jacket looks fantastic when paired with literally anything in one’s closet. Dare you to try the combination with the most obscure item in your cupboard. For years, Bollywood celebrities have given us inspiration on how to work the denim jacket. This time Neha Dhupia and Kajal Aggarwal show us how with maxi dresses. Scroll ahead for more details.

Let’s take a closer look at Neha Dhupia and Kajal Aggarwal’s same but different airport OOTD’s:

Neha Dhupia wears a blue and white maxi dress with picnic checks. The scoop neck dress features deep, drop pockets on the sides of the dress. She styled the dress with a distressed oversized denim jacket and leather handcuffs. She further accessorises her look with Adidas Originals Superstar kicks and a large black handbag. The large bag and sneakers are the perfect companion on any flight, not to mention how helpful a jacket can be when it gets exceptionally cold on the aircraft. Neha Dhupia curls her short hair and dresses up her eyes skilfully. Smudged kohl and filled-in brows complete her look.

Neha Dhupia

Kajal Aggarwal also works with the same colour palette, she picks a maxi dress with an all-over elephant print. The maxi dress features a ruched, ruffle trim on the hemline. She styles her look with a more fitted and structured denim jacket that is shorter in nature. The actor accessorises her look with a deeper navy blue, crocodile leather tote bag and white chunky sneakers. She wears glasses and goes sans makeup for her airport OOTD. Wavy loose hair and a watch complete her look.

Kajal Aggarwal

What do you think of Neha Dhupia and Kajal Aggarwal’s outfit? Let me know in the comments below.

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9 Amazing Makeup Products For Dry Skin From Start To Finish

href=”author/kanak-devnani”>Kanak Devnani , 10 Feb 2021

Every year there comes a few times where wearing makeup can be a challenge if you have dry skin. Whether you’re living in a cooler climate or experiencing the winter season, the air is dry and it sucks all the moisture out making our skin suffer in the process. In this case, heavier makeup staples like foundation and concealer are super tricky to use and you run the risk of cakey uneven patches on the face. If something is making your complexion look drier and flakey that’s a major no-no!

While it’s essential to hydrate and prep your skin beforehand sometimes it takes a little more than just that heavy-duty moisturiser. Include the irritation we get from our masks from daily wear and together it can be a recipe for disaster. In this case, you really need to think about hydrating and moisturising products beginning from skincare all the way down to the last step of your makeup process. Moreover, the right products and a few simple tips can go a long way in creating a smooth canvas for a seamless makeup application. 

Keep reading to check out the best kind of makeup for dry skin:1. Peel Pads

Exfoliation is key with dry skin but you want to be extra careful in the winter witht spots where you tend to get most dry. Here depending on your skin’s state that particular day a quick chemical peel can make a big difference to get rid of flakes and dryness. The Pixi Glow Peel Pads are a great option that contains glycolic acid, vitamin E and aloe vera that does the job of promoting an even skin tone without the harshness of buffing.

PIXI Glow Peel Pads (Source: www.amazon.in)

2. Hydrating Face Mist

Using a hydrating face mist to not set your makeup but instead to refresh it throughout the day is always a great idea. You don’t want your makeup looking too blah or too matte! However, why not try spraying your skin with a luminous dewy mist before applying your moisturiser. Just a small amount will do to make the face slightly damp. We recommend MAC’s Fix Plus spray or Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. This is a fantastic trick that helps lock in any hydration into the skin and works especially great if your skin is super dehydrated and you need all the help you can get.

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ | Source: MAC Cosmetics

3. Heavy Duty Moisturiser

Using a great moisturiser is pretty self-explanatory and you probably already have one if you struggle with dryness. If not why not try the cult favourite Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. Its comprised of rich ingredients such as squalane and glacial glycoprotein, that fortifies the moisture barrier of the skin to prevent any loss of hydration. A formula that’s intense without the heaviness, its lightweight and keeps the skin well balanced, especially in harsh weather conditions.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream | Source: Kiehl’s

4. Nourishing Eye Cream

You under eyes can be especially fragile when dehydrated and you really don’t want crepey under eyes once your base products go on. Always go in with a good eye cream that brightens and moisturizes and keeps your concealer from sinking into any fine lines. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado is another mainstay cult favourite of the beauty community that works to nourish and hydrate the eyes without being too heavy. Plus it’s great for those with sensitive skin. 

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado | Source: Kiehl’s

5. Ultra Creamy Concealer

A fantastic concealer is key in any makeup look. Sometimes it is all you actually need to skip foundation that can easily go cakey in a moments notice. Here you want to opt for a super creamy consistency like the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. You can’t go wrong with this classic! It’s on everyone’s favourite list for good reason. It has a satin glowy finish that’s radiant with or without foundation and just the right amount of coverage.

NARS Mini Radiant Creamy Concealer | Source: NARS

6. Dewy Foundation

If you need a bit more coverage its time to pick a more fluid or creamy foundation. One with a glowy finish won’t get stuck on dry patches or make your skin feel tight after wearing it for a long time. Just go in with a light coat instead of slapping it on thick. Perfect for medium-to-full coverage days the L’Oréal Paris Infalliable 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation is a great drugstore staple that makes the skin look natural and hydrated. Plus it comes in tons of shades for a foolproof colour match. 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation | (Source: www.lorealparis.com)

7. Cream Blush

A little bit of blush can work wonders no matter the season to wake up your complexion. Especially so after concealer and foundation application where the face can look a little flat. Instead of pulling out your powders swap it out for a cream formula. If you’re looking for a foolproof formula that you can’t mess up, look no further than the Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush. It is non-greasy, sweat and water-resistant and just melts right into the skin a for a flawless application. Available in a huge variety of colours there are shades suitable for every complexion. Use your fingers or a duo fibre wispy brush to blend it out seamlessly.

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush | (Source: www.fentybeauty.com)

8. Hydrating Setting Powder

Powders can typically be drying but you can’t get away without setting your face a little bit. All you actually need is a light dusting keeping it to a minimum. This way it won’t dry you out too much and will avoid getting cakey or flakey. Luckily you do get some amazing hydrating setting powders for dry skin nowadays like the BECCA Cosmetics, Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder. This one feels like magic on the skin. Made with 50% water and glycerin, it leaves behind a smooth mist-like effect as it works to diffuse the light around the face to improve the tone and diminish the appearance of lines and pores.

BECCA Cosmetics, Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder | (Source: www.beccacosmetics.com)

9. Soothing Lip Balm

Even the best lipsticks can sometimes take a toll on your lips. In this case, exfoliating is always a good idea but it’s important to steer clear of harsh lip treatments. The best solution to avoid chapped lips is having a lip balm on hand during the day or using a soothing lip mask at night that softens and soothes the skin. Dr Pawpaw’s Multipurpose Balm is a work-from-home necessity. Coming in five different shades this has a jelly-like texture and a sheer colour payoff that you can build up to your desired level of coverage. Thanks to hydrating and soothing ingredients like aloe vera and camellia oil this formula sinks in to leave plump, hydrated skin and lips in its wake over time.

Dr PawPaw Multipurpose Balm | (Source: www.drpawpaw.com)

What’s your favourite makeup product for dry or dehydrated skin? Let us know in the comments below.

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Why Deepika Padukone Is One Of The Most Valued & Loved Actresses In India

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 10 Feb 2021Deepika Padukone (Source: Instagram | @deepikapadukone)

Deepika Padukone is no doubt one of the finest and most loved actresses of the time and this latest study called ‘Celebrity Brand Valuation Study 2020’ released by Duff & Phelps goes on to prove just that. The study showed that as much as she is loved by the audiences for her acting forte, she is loved by brands too and topped the charts as the most valued female celebrity in the country.

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It is Deepika’s consistency as a successful actress, her commitment to her craft and her work ethics that attract brands to take her on as their ambassador. Her etheral beauty is an added bonus which makes her a complete package and extremely viable as the face of their brand.

For many years now, top brands all over the world have been associated with DP because of the weightage she holds for her work and for her ethics and discipline in whatever she does. And to top it all off, she’s a global figure who has walked the red carpets of The Cannes Film Festival and the MET Gala and has had people all over the world admire and adore her.

Speaking of being loved by the audiences world over, with over 52 million followers on Instagram and almost 30 million followers on Twitter, she is one of the most followed Indian celebrities. From sharing lovely moments from her life to voicing her thoughts on issues close to her like mental health awareness, she uses her social media in a way that it reflects her personality.

And what brand would not want to associate themselves with someone who has a lineup of films like DP currently does! She has the Hindi remake of The Intern, Shakun Batra‘s next directorial, then there’s the much anticipated Pathan opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Then, she will be shooting for Nag Ashwin‘s film opposite the superstar Prabhas which is a pan-India film and then of course is her home production, Mahabharata, followed by Fighter opposite Hrithik Roshan. 

7 Influencers Whose Hacks Will Make Your Instagram Stories & Posts Look Lit

href=”author/kavisha-mody”>Kavisha Mody , 10 Feb 2021Pranavi Mulmuley, Aakriti Rana, Ranjini Debnath (Source: Instagram | @pranavi.mmulmuley, @aakritiranaofficial, @ranjinidebnath)

For today’s generation, social media platforms play an essential role in their lives. Everything is digital and social media platforms open up a whole new world of virtual reality. Today, all content creators and influencers know that Instagram is a visual platform and it’s gaining momentum with every passing day. Creators are always experimenting with this platform and trying to make their content more visually appealing and engaging. There are many creative ways of doing that and some influencers have also shown us how. If you are looking to amp up your pictures and stories for Instagram, these awesome hacks by some talented creators will surely help you. So, are you ready to glam the shiz out of your feed?

Here you go!1. Aakriti Rana 

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This is one of the most creative hacks to make your story look visually aesthetic! We love how Aakriti showed everyone a great way to add music to stories and make it look super appealing as well. Overall, her tutorial is also quite easy to follow so, you can start experimenting with this idea on your story right away!

2. Jana Collar 

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Do you wish to give your story a retro/filmy vibe? Just follow this easy hack by Jana. In her video, she easily explained how to create a film reel and it looks so creative and beautiful! It’s also a great way to showcase multiple pictures in one story.

3. Gia Kashyap

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Gia Kashyap is a talented content creator whose feed is super appealing. She posted this Reel tutorial to help y’all amp up your stories and we love it. It’s not complicated but it does serve the purpose of catching the eye of the audience. Such Instagram story ideas keep this platform interesting, amirite?

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Mansi’s feed will surely leave you awestruck! She is a digital creator who is popular for her self-portraits and stunning pictures. She shared some amazing hacks as to how one can amplify their pictures and we are loving them. The ideas are so easy and practical and in turn, makes our pictures look stunning!

5. Ranjini Debnath View this post on Instagram

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Ranjini is a phenomenal creator whose self-portraits and photoshoots are absolutely mind-blowing. We love how creative she is and she is always experimenting with new ideas. In this short Reel, she quickly showed how to add a transparent overlay on our Instagram stories and left us shook! We are certain that this hack will leave your stories looking glam.

6. Pranavi Mulmuley View this post on Instagram

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Pranavi is the queen of creative photoshoots and self-portraits. She is always blowing us away with quirky pictures and amazing shoot ideas. We particularly loved this one ‘cuz it’s not just adorable but also practical to execute. If you really wish to spice up your feed with creative pictures, Pranavi’s profile is your one-stop-destination!

7. Sakshu Singh 

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Sakshu Singh a.k.a Sukoon Ghar is extremely popular for her Reel edits and videos compilations. However, she also has a flair in editing her pictures and trust us, they look so soothing and visually appealing. After a lot of requests, she posted an IGTV with an editing tutorial and it’s so insightful. Not just that, the tips and hacks are easy to follow so, one can easily try them out with their pictures.

All these creators are super talented and their tips and tricks have helped us amp our Instagram to the next level. If you wish to try something creative, their profiles are the place to go! Out of these, which hack are you gonna try first? Tell us in comments below!

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Priyanka Chopra Recalls The Time Her Aunt Caught Her With A Boy And Complained To Her Mother

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 10 Feb 2021Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Source: Instagram | @priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra Jonas just came out with her memoir ‘Unfinished’ and added another feather to her hat as an author. In the book, she has shared some rather candid anecdotes right from her childhood and her life in school. One such anecdote was about how she got caught with a boy.

Well, it’s not just us who had to secretly date in high school, PC has been there and done that, and like us, she also got caught once or twice. She spoke about one such incident in the book where she mentioned her high school boyfriend, Bob (whose name she changed in the book) whom she was so in love with.

The excerpt from her book reads:

One day Bob and I were sitting on the couch watching television, innocently holding hands, when suddenly, outside the window on the sidewalk below, I saw my aunt making her way up the stairs. I panicked. It was 2 in the afternoon and not her usual time to return. There was no way Bob could go outside the house and he and I ran to my room and I shoved him into my closet.

While she thought she could escape her aunt, she was wrong. Her aunt came home and inspected the house, asking her to open the closet because she had a doubt. She writes, “I opened the closet door, it was a big mess: a boy came out.” She adds that her aunt then complained to her mother, Madhu Chopra about her behaviour.

Excerpts from PC’s book has been going viral and I sure cannot wait to get my hands on the book to read about the life, career and more of this Desi Girl superstar!

6 Movies For When You Really Need A Pick-Me-Up

href=”author/mallika-jhaveri”>Mallika Jhaveri , 10 Feb 2021Deepika Padukone and Kalki

The world can be a hard, terrible and cruel place. Your job’s getting monotonous, your crush is ghosting you, season 2 of The Society got cancelled and the pandemic is still going strong. Amidst all this chaos we tend to go crazy. We become balls of stress and sometimes all we really need is a pick-me-up. All we need is to curl up in a blanket, grab some chocolate and lose ourselves in a in a classic feel-good movie. We all have that one movie (or movies) that instantly make us feel better even if we watch it for ten minutes or for the 1000th time. We recently had a conversation on Girl Tribe by MissMalini on movies that are like comfort blankets, and here are some of the movies that made the cut:

6 Movies For When You Really Need A Pick-Me-Up1. Jab We Met

The classic Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan movie won the nation’s heart upon release. It completely romanticised the idea of “opposites attract” in the most comical and heart-warming way possible. We all wanted to hop onto a train to find our very own “angry man”, stay at a shady motel with him, take a road trip with him, get involved in extremely complicated lies, almost lose him but eventually spend the rest of our life with him. Jab We Met was full of hilarious scenes and witty one-liners and will always be the best pick-me-up movie!

2. Notting Hill

Young Hugh Grant as a witty, romantic and well-read bookstore owner? Yes please! Notting Hill was straight out of a fairy tale with it’s old British charms, pastel coloured houses and the perfect love story. It is the perfect remedy for when you’re feeling low because there is no mood so foul or day so terrible that a young Hugh Grant cannot fix. It’s a scientific fact!

3. Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts going on a solo trip across countries to find herself and her spirituality was iconic. It made all of us want to empty out our savings and become globetrotters. Eat Pray Love is the ultimate pick-me-up movie and watching it for a few minutes is guaranteed to put you in a better mood!

4. Andaz Apna Apna

It’s over-the-top, way too slapstick, very extra, absolutely ridiculous, not very feminist and extremely entertaining. The classic Salman Khan and Aamir Khan duo making fools of themselves will turn your frown upside down (I had to use this line while writing about this movie, sorry not sorry). It will have you in splits within minutes and if laughing gives you abs, you will emerge with an 8-pack for sure.

5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

The millenial favourite Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani can we re-watched over and over again without an ounce of boredom. Everything about the movie right from the Manali trek, Aditi‘s giant wedding, Naina‘s heartbreak (both times), extreme alcoholism and every single shot of Bunny (literally every single one) will make you feel good, warm and cozy. Whether you watch it for Instagram captions or to drool over Aditya Roy Kapoor, YJHD is the best pick-me-up to every exist.

6. Shrek

Need I really explain this? Do I really need to tell you why Shrek is not only the best pick-me-up but also possibly the greatest movie to ever exist? Do I really need to? Really?

Which is your pick-me-up movie? Share it with us in the comments below!

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