WOW | Life's Beautiful

Kajal Naina Sherchan Rai

After working as a dentist for over a decade, Kajal Naina Sherchan Rai decided to explore her creative side.  She obtained professional degrees in jewellery design and fashion jewellery, and in 2017, she started Kajal Naina Fine Jewellery. Currently based in Hong Kong, Rai was one of the finalists in Saul Bell Awards 2018, Gold/Platinum Category, USA. She also won the bronze award in the A'Design Award 2017-2018, jewellery, eyewear and watch design category, Italy. She has also received numerous certifications in metal smithing, metal clay, and jewellery making.

Kajal has been actively involved in Shubhadra Madan Foundation where she donates part of the proceeds from her sales to the organisation.

What makes a person beautiful? 

It would be her positive personality. I feel that the vibe and energy that one radiates is the most powerful beauty trait. Jewelleries, clothes, accessories, etc are just secondary elements that add to one's beauty.

Current perfume…

Coco Chanel. I also love the No.5 and lately I have even started using Gabrielle.

I am addicted

Learning, learning and learning.

On my wishlist

I have a couple of things actually. Jewellery is still number one on the list.  Currently, I am obsessed with solitaire ear studs. Luckily my tenth anniversary is just around the corner and I am trying to find the perfect pair of solitaire earrings that my husband can gift me. Secondly, I love my handbags. Although I don't have a particular handbag that I want right now, it is one accessory I don’t mind spending money on.

 

Latest splurge

KN Jewellery for myself

Skincare

Kiehl's products

Gadget

I am not a gadget freak but I have been loyal to my Mac book and iPhone for the last ten years. On the other hand, my husband loves his gadgets so my house is always up to date when it comes to technology.

The best year of my life

The year I met Suraj, my better half.

Style Icons

The mesmerising Audrey Hepburn for her timeless elegance. Amongst the style influencers from today, I adore Aimee Song.

Always in my handbag

A pair of sunglasses, my Gucci or Gentle Monster.

To unwind I…

Spend time with my daughters; it makes me feel stress-free and relaxed. Also, I love spending time with my best friends.

I stay fit by

I’ve always been an active person. My friends say that even when I am talking I probably burn calories with my gestures.  However, I try to incorporate walking into my lifestyle whenever possible. For instance, I avoid escalators and elevators and take the stairs whenever possible.

Also, gym and yoga is something I would love to be very regular with but sadly it’s impossible. During a year there are times when I exercise every day but again, sometimes there's a gap of more than a month.  When I have the time I alternate between gym, swimming or hiking. I feel very uncomfortable if I haven’t exercised for a long time so I make sure to do some stretching at least ten minutes a day.

Favourite holiday destination

We go out for family holidays at least two or three times a year if not more. Every time I visit a new place it feeds my soul. Every place has its own story to tell and a beautiful experience to offer. I have a couple of travel destinations on my wishlist. Europe trip has been long due.

The best thing about being me

I am not pretentious.

Favourite makeup brands

MAC products.

Makeup can’t do without

Definitely lipstick.  I have dry lips and need to keep them moisturised all the time. So, I use lipstick in the daytime and apply Vaseline at night

On a bad hair day…

I have natural silky straight hair and haven’t had a bad hair day yet. I usually just let my hair dry naturally after a shower and leave it open or pull it up.

I always struggle with

Finding enough time to do everything that I want to do.

3 things I absolutely do to look my best

No matter what, I always make sure to wash and moisturise my face at night. In the last six months, I’ve been hooked to a face cleansing device called LumiSpa which I use with a cleanser gel. Unlike other devices with a brush, this one has a silicone cleansing head. I love how clean and fresh it makes me feel.

I love to accessorise my everyday looks with minimalistic jewellery and a good watch. Nothing loud but I don't compromise on the quality.

I don't blindly follow trends. I have to be comfortable with what I am wearing.