Kind of feeling melancholy right now remembering my majestic childhood days which somehow felt more festive and fun. Those delicious delicacies by my mother, earthen pot oil lights, rangoli, marigold decor, fun and frolic days with no care as a child.
Ah!! God I miss it!!
Well.. all the above mentioned are still happening but I guess it doesn’t pump up my spirit the way it did during my childhood days… In fact, not just Diwali but all festivals.
Having said that it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy them anymore just that its more responsible, exhausting and carried with certain limits as a parent. Must say, these festival makes me long for my childhood with my parents around.
If you are a young reader just appreciate this beautiful young time with your parents around who got your back and indulge the family time to the most. Trust me festival and family are meant to be.
Ah..where is my blog post leading to now? Art of living!?
Okay! lets get into business now. Shall we? Lets talk some festive beauty care products for which you have visited my blog.
If you are regular to my social network or youtube channels then you must have heard me talk about FabBag.com who send monthly beauty goodies bag to their subscribers.
Over the time they have evolved for the better in terms of products, offers, service and empowerment.
I received their Diwali special beauty bag which is in festive red and hot pink with zardozi borders which I think can be used to store jewelry or as gift bag for family and friends.
It holds four skin pampering products for facing the pre and post hectic festivities.
Especially for people like me who doesn’t get much time to visit spa and salon with two handful kids to look after and a home to manage on my own this bag and a lot of previous bag products helps a great deal to look ready for the exhausting holiday days ahead.
Nyassa Body Scrub
If you like the smell of coffee then this raw brown cane sugar cocoa butter body scrub will find a place in your skin care routine.
It feels like a proper semi dry finish scrub which gives a moisturing feel after the cleanse just as it says on the package which I find it necessary for keeping the skin supple.
Also it tastes sweet.. curosity made me lick it tiny bit…just saying!
Spa Ceylon Ayurveda
I felt like my face was covered in Jasmine flowers! The consistency and application method is just like any other masque. After washing off, my face felt smooth and hydrated which I think suits to normal to dry skin.
Now read for whole lot of goodness used to make the masque as shown on the package –
It contains pure jasmine oil to illuminate the skin.
Fine clay and white minerals cleanses and refreshes.
Rice barn, Avocado & natural vitamins improves skin tone.
Licorice, Gree tea, Watercress & Bearberry help inhibit formation of dark cells.
Virgin coconut and honey help soothe & soften
while Sweet almond and Olive lightens pigmentation which increases skin radiance.
Wow.. after reading it who can resist it!? Ya! Already my new favorite!
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
First of all its a travel/bag friendly moisturiser. Palmer’s has a line of good skin care products.
It has a thick consistency which personally I prefer as it doesn’t spill easily and feels more moisturing on ageing skin.
Smells like chocolate…cadbury…which shows cocoa presence but really I felt yummylicious.
24hr Moisture with chocolate scent to it which claims to smooth marks and tone skin is not to be missed!
Revolution Makeup Vivid Blush Lacquer
I think this is my first lacquer blush. And its fascinating, a tiny dot from the blush pump is sufficient for both cheeks to give that healthy colour.
I received the shade ‘Heat’ a mauve pink which blended easily with a semi-matte natural finish.
No sparkles and sheen gives the cheek very natural flush if applied lightly. All ready to add the dash of healthy glow for the upcoming festivities.
Definitely fantastic products which made me very happy to try and be all ready to glam up my days ahead.
So do comment below which one you like the most because it helps me know on what people prefer more to look ready for holiday/festivals.
Fragrance is something I consider pretty important as close to having an identity.
Have you ever felt a scent reminding of someone or a good/bad memories.
Ah! someone did say it right, ‘scent of a woman..speaks volume about her’.
Since a very young age, I was very particular on what I sprayed on my body in the name of perfume. I had a silly belief that whatever I applied on my skin will get absorbed by my body and eventually might harm my internal body system.
On another note its kind of true and that always made me picky on selecting fragrances considering it goes on pulse points so it better be healthy.
My crush on Jo Malone perfume was first felt in 2012 during my Dubai visit. I visited their store loved every bit of detail that went into making a refined fragrance.
Although its bit expensive but when I feel the soothing scent lingering on my pulses it feels all so right.
If you would like to save on it then duty free shop is the best way to get the right bargain.
You can check on the details on their website www.JoMalone.com
I chose two Jo Malone fragrances as my Fall/Winter day and night scents.
Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne– Warm, Ethereal and Mesmerising
Top note:Cardamom spice
Heart note: Mimosa flower
Base note: Tonka bean
This has been launched this season and I smell a refreshing cardamom spice mixed with a light floral note and after sometime when the cologne settles down it leaves a tender spicy floral vanilla scent which I find it perfect for my day time body aura.
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne– Dark and Enigmatic
Top note: Pomegranate
Heart note:Casablanca Lily
Base note: Guaiacwood
This is part of their old best sellers and initially I thought it would smell fruity but was pleasantly surprised to find it seductive! Maybe its due to the Pink pepper or Guaiacwood notes.
This definitely feels fresh at first which I love and later settles down to sexy woody spicy scent. Just love it!
Definitely my night time body aura for this Fall/Winter or rather any season.
Can’t wait to welcome the holiday season ahead with a refreshing refine fragrance around.
Fall/Winter has finally arrived and I think its the same in your place too!?
If not then do comment below on which part of the world you live in and the current weather? I would love to know where my readers are from?
Hope the weather in your place is treating you well. Just wanted to begin the post with a good will note after hearing about not so happy mother natures mood swings around the world.
So, Hello everyone! I’ve been wanting to share my Spring/Summer holiday lookbook which seemed like ages but oh dear me..my little children lap up all my time and attention.
Well its a Mommy’s world!
I am not a professional fashionista who is giving you consultation on trends and fashion. But just a woman who loves to look pretty and share the things which made me feel happy.
So please don’t judge me and take it easy.
If you would like to watch my lookbook video on my main youtube channel.
I’ll place the link below, just click and have fun watching with some Nepali music in the background by Nitika Bura Magar .
Lets know about the outfits. Shall We!
Denim Shirt Dress – Splash
Footwear – Zara
Accessories – Accessorize
I simply find this effortlessly sexy and comfortable to wear. Although now when I look at the video, that belt should not have been a part of the outfit.
Anyway, I love this outfit which I see myself wearing in every spring/summer season regardless of the trend.
So neat,comfy and sexy. But must say, had to pinup near the bottom end of the dress where the buttons kept flipping out – told ya, naughty dress.
Paired it with this cool colour-block pumps from Zara which added some sophistication to the casual look.
Crop Top – Forever21
Midi Skirt – Local Boutique
Footwear – Lifestyle
This outfit made me feel like classic ladylike with a hint of edge. I love the midi skirt trend which sort of takes me back to the 80’s. At a glance, it also reminds me of my school days skirt!
Its classy and I am enjoying this trend. Midi skirt paired with a funky stripy crop top just gives that girly retro look.
But the only drawback would be to check on the waist size…it clearly shows how much you ate! Uh oh! Where are my running shoes?
Paired this outfit with wedge heels from Lifestyle which I think perfectly blended with the ensemble.
What a perfect tshirt reference to show fun time with children! I totally love Muscle tshirts worn on bright brassier.
This one which has ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ is also my little son’s favourite. He simply compliments me whenever I wear it. So, how can I stop myself from loving it too!? Right!
I could have worn this with denim shorts but preferred light and soft flared floral shorts which at a glance looks like a skirt.
I paired it with ballerinas from Walk Easy. Two side plaits gave me a Red Indian boho look.
A perfect lounging outfit.
Gingham Shirt – Forever21
Mini Skirt – Temt
Bag – Koovs.com
Now this Gingham trend could be a love/hate thing. I kind of like it and wanted to make it look girly and sexy. Tartan,Gingham could look bit rough..kind of reminds me of cowboys. But I think that’s what makes it altogether appealing too.
I wanted to give it a new buddy and so introduced to mini skirt. And girl, I loved it!
They look perfect together.
The toughness of the top complimented the femininity of the skirt. Just balanced.
Paired it with my gorgeous colour-block pumps from Zara and stepped out on a lovely evening.
TShirt – Zara
Joggers – Forever21
Footwear – Goa flea Market
This was a right and practical choice for a day long sightseeing time on a bright and humid day.
Light cotton fabric helped my skin breathe and was easy to bear all day wear and tear.
I could sit for long hours in the tourist bus, curl up my feet, walk miles and still managed to look fine. I guess have to name this outfit as ‘touristrous’.
I wore a simple flip flops which I picked up from a flea market in Goa.
Although, I think it was a wrong choice. I should have worn trainers which could have kept my feet dust free.
So that’s all I have to share with you lovely people. I hope you like my choice of outfits which again may not be the top most brands and trendiest but its my pretty little things which made me happy.
And hope would be liked and be helpful for some of you too.
I would like to hear from you which outfit of mine was your favourite?
Leave a comment below and maybe I’ll share it with my viewers through a giveaway!!
Howz that?! Spontaneous!
If you had read my previous blog post this would be easy to understand that I wanted to share all about Summer Beach holiday.
So today, this post is going to be about my Beach bag essentials which by all means is very practical and deglam. And why I call it so? because it has couple of my baby’s essentials too.
I always enjoy watching what others carry in their bags and when my turn comes to pack I somehow don’t see the cool things finding a place in my beach bag..why? duh! Mommy to two young ones will hardly have time to listen to music and chill out with a glam magazine.
Maybe someday..but not today.
Yes, I did film a video on the white sands of Varca beach entertaining some amused tourists around. Like its going to stop me!? Nah..!
Click the link below to watch the video where you get to see my beach essentials:
Thankfully, as it was Ramada Caravela private beach the place was neat, serene with decent crowd which obviously makes filming so much easy.
I chose a blue tote bag with palm trees and birds from Rhysetta which was just appropriate for beach. Even the material used was kind of dust and water resistant. Very light weight and spacious with a secret little money pouch.
I’ll list below the things in my beach bag. Actually, could be useful to Mothers with young ones.
* Drinking Water.
* Avene Thermal Water Spray – Just to spritiz on to cool & clean my humid beach face.
* Avene Sunscreen – Spf50++ and PA+++ do I even need to explain this? Always always protect your skin from harmful sun rays. Its cool to soak up some sun and all that but its no good to the delicate skin of your body. I never did sun bathing and will never do because I have no fondness to the burning sensation of UV rays. However like to soak up some early morning sunshine.
* Chaptick with SPF.
* Sanitizer and Wet Wipes – very useful.
* Handtowel or Facial dry tissues.
* A small pouch with all diaper essentials of my baby and her hair accessories.
* First aid like band aid, Ointment for wounds and burns.
* A good travel size perfume or roll on.
* UV protection Sunglasses.
* Insect or bug spray.
* Couple of Zip locks to keep any wet or soiled clothes.
* Camera in a case.
* Floppy Beach Hat.
* Room Keys / Mobile.
A quick tip, always carry some cash. We didn’t carry any since it was private beach without any hawkers around but the parasailing guys were not associated with the resort and I could not parasail. Its a sign, got to keep some things for the next time.
Ah! Although I need to confess that I am not a huge fan of sticky hot beach weather. So, I prefer visiting the Sun, Sand and Waves post afternoon when the Sun doen’t glare on us. And has mellowed down to beautiful gloden orange bidding good bye..promiing to come again.
Also if you are like me who is not fond of crowded beach then definitly private resort beach is the only way to soak up some peaceful fun.
After watching the beautiful sunset we showered and relaxed by the pool for some more time. And after a hearty dinner and silly laughter we called it a day.
I guess, many times all that matters is sometimes the company. Have your loved ones.. have seen the world.
So, which place tops your holiday list? Mine is to make a snow man with my children! Someday..
Until then..Bring on the Sunshine,
I am feeling absolutely rejuvenated, fresh and overall very Thankful after a cute Summer holiday time in Goa! Yay!
This was my first time ever, I know..strange right!? Like, Where and What was I doing all my life? And funnily, I land up during off-season in scorching humid summer days..Wow! And hold on, that too with my two little kids..Double Wow! Duh!
But, Hi..Holiday in any form and time is delicious. And we never want it to end! Even after all the above mentioned Wows We had a super good time!! Of course, I got to look summer ready and had a fantastic time dressing up and chill on the beach like a villain. And Yes, I did so.
So, today I am going to share my beach look details with you all. I also made a tutorial video on my Beauty Channel on YouTube which you can watch by clicking the link here, for some visual and audio treat! :
I love looking glamed up even in a beach by accessorizing and wearing edgy beach wear.
The below pictures says it all however I’ll walk you through my whole Hair, Makeup and outfit details with pleasure.
Most importantly, this look will not cost you bomb. Its all very accessible anywhere and easy on the pocket which is the brownie point.
Lets start with my
Clarins UV pollution Protection.
Clinique BB Cream SPF30 PA++++ and Pre refining brightner which is simply just right for shielding those harsh sun rays.
Dior eyebrow pencil in sable/sand.
Lorac neutral smokey palette.
Be a Bombshell multiple stick in Sunset, which I used on cheeks and lips.
Maybelline colossal Mascara waterproof in Black.
Avene sun protection Spf 50+
Open Natural with a little floral crown in its free boho spirit
FlipFlops from local market & Bead anklets from Desi Origins.
Speedo Swimwear and Splash Cover up.
BEACH BAG –
Zara mirrored avaiator.
HOOPS & BANGLES –
Day time we mostly were indoor at our resort just keeping cool in Spa, Garden walks and Goa tour but in the evenings we enjoyed the most watching the beautiful sunset and the calming sound of the wind bringing with it the cool breeze.
And the best part was there was dining on the beach so close to the waves, it was the most beautiful time of my holiday.
I could have spent all my night there just curling up on my chair and watching the moon, waves and the feel of the sand beneath my feet..Oops! how can I not mention this, a delicious mouth watering seafood spread before me. Aaa..oum!!
But the downside is, if you sit for a long time your food can get covered in sand.
When you are wittnessing such romantic relaxing location..you got to capture it also in your camera too. Hence, comes these photos.
The moment I saw the beautiful golden orange red sunset, I visualised holding it in my hands…Well, so what its not possible in reality, What’s our imagination and camera tricks for?! Say What!?
Overall, very happy with the pictures since, remember.. I have my two darling kids to be taken care too.
So, my time to think, pose and click was way too short and uncertain. But I am happy with the outcome and hope you like it too.
Aw! Looks like I did get bit serious into posing for this mesmerising Sunset! LOL.. 😀
Apart from relaxing in the beach shack. I also had fun getting my feet massaged and hair braids done from local talents.
Both were just awesome, massage is any time great and the colourful yarn braids made me look like Bob Marley fan..a proper beach hippie, talk about getting into the groove.
I could not do parasailing this time but my husband did and watching him made me think…call me again beach and I shall fly and touch your cool wind and waves..someday..in style!
I guess, got to keep some things for the next time.
How was your Summer or Winter Holiday? Do tell me your favourite holiday destination or the best holiday memory.
I would add it to my next holiday wish list and also it will help my viewers too.. to explore this big wide world.