Un-boxing- ‘Go Get it Girl’ Fab Bag Mar’17

This month I received my Fab bag by 3rd of March which made me very happy. The theme for this month was ‘Go Get It, Girl’ since International Women’s Day was round the corner. The March 17 Fab Bag had everything a girl needs to take on the world! This bag had more products than the previous two bags I received. This is my third bag and I simply love this entire concept of receiving new products every month!

I received this bronze orange color criss-cross textured bag which looked very sturdy. It had a carrying hoop on one end. Team Fab Bag had given an option to choose from a previous bag or the new March bag which was not unveiled. I went ahead with the new March bag because I like the element of surprise it brings with it and I was not at all disappointed.

Fab Bag Mar 17

This bag contained 6 products. The products I received were:

Lipstick

  • Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick 06 Nude Love- (Full size): Rs.180/- The shade of the lipstick was offered to choose and I went ahead and selected the shade Nude Love. I wanted something that would work for a regular work day. I liked the shade and it is enriched with Vitamin E, nourishing the lips when applied, making it perfect for daily use.                 Nail laquer
  • Sugar Tip Tap Toe Nail Lacquer Matte in shade 07 Carpe Crème (Full size) : Rs.199/- I have started using the brand Sugar after I subscribed to the Fab Bag. Sugar has launched their range on nail lacquers in 17 shades. The shade I received was 07 Crape Crème and I simply loved it. It lasted on my nails without chipping for a week.  I am going to purchase more shades from this range.                                                                                              IMG-20170326-WA0003
  • Kronokare Flower Powder Face Toner – 55ml- This is a brand that I haven’t tried in the past. This toner claims to be made of distilled flower water and has purifying properties of lavender. It reduces the size of the pores and enhances the glow. This was a deluxe sized product and I am yet to try this.                                                                              Shower Gel
  • Moha Herbal Shower Gel- 30ml- This shower gel is Aloe Vera based, infused with neem and tea tree to enhance the effects on application. It aims at detoxifying the skin and also has antiseptic qualities to prevent any sort of infections. This product is perfect for this month’s bag since the heat is setting in. This again was a deluxe sized sample product.     Sun Block
  • Ayorma SPF 40 Sun Block- 10g- Sun block is important for anyone living in the tropical region.  This product is infused with SPF 40 offering protection from the sun. It also claims to reduce melanin production and minimize skin imperfection offering a flawless skin.  Think it is quite similar to BB cream but the main purpose of this product is to offer sun blocking.  It was a little dry for my skin so I had to mix it with a moisturizer while application.                                                                                        Concealer
  • Lollipops Paris Anti Cernes Concealer-Light Beige- This product is something that I really didn’t appreciate receiving as much. I had already received the concealer in my last bag which was much better than this brand. This was a liquid concealer with SPF 15 and Vitamin E. The product I received looked a bit tampered with. I tried this product but it was too dry and cakey. I don’t think I am not going to use this again and my bag could do without this product.

In all, I received 6 products in my March 17 Fab Bag, out of which my favorite products were the Sugar Nail Laquer Matte and the Moha Herbal Shower Gel.

Fab Bag* costs Rs 1599 for a 3 month subscription! BUY ONLINE

Travel Dairies- Phuket, Thailand

Calm beaches. Clear skies!

Sand below my feet, wind in my hair.

Snorkeling in coral reef laded sea, floating in the water.

Lying flat glaring into the sky above, water underneath me.

Adventure seeking, fun-loving!

Rocking Nightlife. Lively streets.

Dancing from dusk to dawn at the twilight moon beach parties.

Fashion does at the night markets. Trying out the delicacies.

Visiting the temples, seeking blessings!

Sleepless nights, distressing aroma massages.

Experiencing the beach life at its best!

Filled with new energy, love and gratitude for this marvelous life!

Phuket you have been great to me, Hope to see you again!!!

 

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For the love of coffee!

As coffee lovers, we all know how coffee comes to our rescue time and again. Here are a few things that all of us will agree too! So here we go!!!

Doesn’t coffee just make our lives better? Sure it does. 😉

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Farwell Feb!

The second month of the year is over. I must say 2016 has been really kind to me so far…. Things have only moved upwards…. Let’s not jinx it now. 😉 Before I share the photos for the month, I would request you to make this bonus day of 29th Feb really count. 🙂

Di Bella coffee house has become my ‘go to’ place whenever I can’t think of any other place. I love the doodles on the walls and the waffles there are to die for…

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I happened to visit one of the most awaited exhibitions, Design One which was held at Turf Club this month. The exhibition displayed the latest Spring- Summer trends… This giant cutesy looking cage was displayed there.

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This yummy dessert at Yauatcha, Bandra is simply delicious. I am planning to do a full review of my experience at Yautcha soon.

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Calming Effect!!! Nature and coffee….

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A crazy, fun-filled, crazy ass night, filled with games, great music, dance, drinks and appetizers at Hopipola

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When one cake isn’t enough….

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Who doesn’t love gifts especially when there are dozen together? :p

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I had totally forgotten how delicious jelly use to taste.

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I tried my hands on khaw suey this month.. Glad it didn’t turn out to be a disaster. 🙂

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Visited the very first Flo Film Festival’s inauguration ceremony. The FFF’16 aimed at showcasing through films values of women empowerment and gender equality. Mr Governer, Mr Chief Minister and Sonam Kapoor amongst many others graced the festival with their presence & kind words. It was truly inspiring….

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Exotic treats from her’s bakery.

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Who doesn’t like an extended weekend right?

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Love curling up in my bed with some books and chocolates. …

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Finally Sephora makes it to Mumbai!!!!

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Farewell Jan!

I can’t believe that we are already bidding farewell to the first month of 2016.

Amongst many resolutions, one of my resolutions for the year was to click more, better photos & upload them on the blog. I love reviewing books but come on; everyone needs variety right? 😉

So here we go……

Some coffee and a fashion magazine is the formula for a perfect afternoon. (Barring the siestas) 😉

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My new dairy is my daily dose of inspiration

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Jan has been a season of weddings! One after another…. Love this time cause I get to apply mehndi!

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I know this is a bad image but I had to upload it. This is a very spicy Indian street food known as the bomb. It has carved potato as the base filled with sweet and spicy green sauce, sev, coriander, raw mango amongst the other fillings. One bite and all your taste buds come alive!

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Arm candy for the day!

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Fruit cakes are such a good break from the chocolate cakes….

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A long night drive, winter and a bon fire!

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Night sky with lighted kites on Makarsankranti…. Such a picturesque moment. I wish I could have done more justice to the image.

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When all fails, cupcakes come to rescue!

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A special homemade dinner…

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Paan…. It is the best way to end all meals

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My experiments with cooking: Bread Manchurian in the making.

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As I said the wedding season has kicked in and we all need a few tips on the trends this year!!! J

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How is your year coming up???

Happy Diwali!!!

 

Hey Guys, wish you all a very happy and a prosperous Diwali! Diwali is the festival of lights and joy. For most people, this time of the year is like a mini vacation which we celebrate with our family. Here are some highlights of my Diwali! I wuld love to know how was your Diwali!

Date a Girl Who Loves Sitcoms

Now since I am writing a blog about this you will definitely know that I simply love watching Sitcoms in my spare time. Well, I say spare time now cause of all the work thing going on.  Anyway I have realised that girls who watch sitcoms are much more interesting and far better life partners. Don’t you think so? In case you disagree, I will give you few of the many reasons to justify this.

Sitcoms addicts are a different breed altogether. We ain’t  word leaders or great thinkers. But damn it, we can get through seasons at record speed. We definitely aren’t for the faint hearted. But if you do stick around; boy, are you in for a ride.

We might probably leap out of bed on the day of a season premier with a level of excitement that would suggest that the cast is about to materialize out of the TV set and into the living room to give a live performance. Ditto for every season finale, every normal episode in between and most probably, even the reruns.(I wish I had that time) But the patience with which we wait through every cushy season break and the even more spaced out mid-season breaks that the writers throw you way, ought to let you know that we aren’t afraid to wait – No matter how long it takes, we will be waiting for you with a smile. Just like with we wait for our favourite shows, we know that all good things are worth the wait/

We are going to talk in a language consisting solely of references to the gags of our favourite shows. And pointing out the side-effects of yelling ‘Legend-wait for it-DARY’ in a public place is probably going to be a embarrassing for you.  But the commitment with which we stick by the shows, no matter how twisted the story gets; that indefatigable spirit which lets us find something worth salvaging Once together, we ain’t going to give up on you. Because real life isn’t always perfect, much as we’d like it to be.

You need to understand why we spend so much time and energy analysing the lives of people we’ve never met, why we take every series finale as a personal loss and when you understand that shows hold so much importance it is not so much for the gags but because all the Central Perk & MacLarens outings remind us to cherish our own friends. Because I’ll Be There For You is not just some catchy song that makes for a cool ringtone; a girl who loves sitcoms will always stand by her friends. No questions asked.

 The outtake of every episode is being filed away in our brain, so that the day the One comes along, we can make ours an epic love story. Because the day you understand that is the day that the shows will take a backseat and we won’t have to ‘wait-for-it’ anymore; for we would have found ourself a new sitcom based on her life, one that will come before everything else.*

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Only people with Glasses will Understand this!

Living under the compromised visual circumstances is a daily struggle. Watching Tv and just falling asleep without leaning over to pace your glasses is something people with glasses will never experience. Here are the many problems we bespectacled folk encounter on the regular:

1) This applies specially to the fashion concious people out there. Finding the right frame for your face. You have to keep up with the latest trends in glasses, may it be rimless or huge square nerd glasses, we will have to follow it. Going through rounds of specs changes just to find the perfect fit.

2) When I look back at my old photos with specs, I am embarrassed and wonder how I ever let myself be clicked like this.

3) People consider you to be a nerd, boring and in my case arrogant.

4) Impromptu sleepovers are not an option. If I have to go for a sleepover I have to make sure that my lenses case solution and a pair of glasses are there with me. (Unless, the friend I am going over at has an extra lens case.)

5) Lenses and keeping up with the latest glass fashion burns a whole in our pockets. But who cares it is eye care after all.

6) As much as I love rain, stepping out wile it pours in glasses is a task.

7) Kissing while wearing specs is very awkward & inconvenient.

8)  Wearing specs becomes even more difficult when suffering from cold.

9) Those marks that glasses leave on your nose when worn for longer hours is a big turn off for all those who love flawless skin.

Thank God for lenses. But whatever the case maybe sometimes I love flaunting my nerd look, it definable makes me look smarter than I actually am. 😉

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A Cocktail Themed Spinster!

I am feeling so excited while writing my first post for Just For Fun segment. Well recently I had planned a Spinster party
for my best friend who turned out to be a beautiful bride on 19th of January.
Unlike birthdays, anniversaries, etc., a spinster party happens only once in a life time. That is why it can be nothing less then awesome! The burden of planning the party exactly the way the to-be- bride wishes for lies mainly on the Brides Maid (That’s me)
So finally after giving it a lot of think, we settled for a cocktail theme party. Descriptively, the theme was cocktail, masquerade ball with a Dress Code: Blue or Black Cocktail Dresses.
A tiny brides made kit of a mask, whistle, fur & badges and loads of food, fun & friends.

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Well, the party was a big surprise for a Bride. One by one we rolled out the games. To sum it all the party was what any girl would want Hot Dresses + Food+ Games+ Friends+ Girls time!

The Name Tagging Session

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Discovered my new love…

Since along time I wanted a mode to express my thoughts, my ideas, my views, without being judged about it. Needed to just let it out. Talk about random stuff, whatever I felt like what ever appealed to me.  Just be myself!!!

I did write at times on  piece of paper, or back of my notebook page. But eventually lost it all. Wanted something permanent, something which  I can look back at, as time passes and see my evolution.  Blog seemed to be a good idea. Since the time I have started blogging, its been great. My observation, selection of words has improved.   I actually started thinking more then what I used to and as Dr. Ernest Dimnet has said ” Education is the methodical way of habit thinking”. So I would like to call it “Education- The blogging way”

It just feels awesome!!!  To let it all out in a place you are free to express anything and everything you want. I have fallen in love with blogging. Don’t know how  are my bogs, good, bad, whatever. The motto is ”Keep blogging”, ” Keep Expressing”..  Just love  doing it!! Long way to go!!! 🙂

Cheers !!!! 😉