If am stranded on a deserted island I would ask the genie for Ruskin Bond books :P
Am a Ruskin Bond fanatic!!Reading his books gives me a sense of inner peace and special power of imagination ;) I love his style and ease of writing. The way he transforms mundane encounters to riveting reads is mind blowing!! U must be a Ruskin Bond fan to get what I mean :)
Now to the actual review:
I loved the cover photo!!I don’t usually judge a book by its cover but for people who do it is definitely a hit :)
Rain in the mountains is like a collection of eclectic anecdotes from the daily life of Mr.Bond.It is a refreshing change from the adrenaline rush kind of books like Dan Brown and Patricia Briggs! His artistic and vivid descriptions of the trees, rain, summer, flowers, mountains and all things nature drive me crazy to spend my vacations in Dehradun and Missouri. I so badly want to take a walk through the hill roads, shop at the old bazaar and drink hot sweet tea...mmmmm it would be bliss!!Purely bliss!!Rejuvenates ur body and soul!!
His humorous takes on life and chronicles on the characters in his life make this book worth reading. We live in a fast paced world where we don’t spare a glance to our fellow passenger but here is a man who forces u to stop and enjoy the simple yet pleasant things of life through his words.
If u want a breath of fresh air then GRAB it soon :)
How did ur week go guys??Mine was pretty hectic..!
So onto the second post of the Skin/Hair care feature I am going to share a riveting recipe for pinkish glow that I came across recently over the web :)
Take a little of the watermelon juice and mix it with Almond paste. U can make almond paste by soaking it overnight in milk and grinding it to a paste in the morn :)Apply the almond-watermelon paste and wash it after 10 minutes. It will give u a pinkish complexion due to the presence of Lycopene :)
·Oatmeal to the rescue :
Apply a mask of oatmeal and milk on wet face and neck every day. U can use the mask as a scrub too :) It evens out the skin tone and reduces pigmentation and blemishes :)
That’s all for this week! Next week I will provide tips for hair care ;)
Finally!!I got my first Blisscovered box!!!Yay! But I am kinda disappinted with the contents! :( Read on to know why!
I read Erica's review of this edition on WiseShe and felt sad about the contents.After receiving it myself I feel worse :|
First I do not need the makeup remover..wanted the eye pencil from Chambor.
And y did they send me the Lancome wala youth concentrate!
And the coupon is valid only till march 27th as u can c!!I mean its not like I am going to like a product just by looking at it and order it as it is 22nd march already!
And then They did not send me the product description list!!WTH!!
But onto the pros:
The packaging is so charming :D Loved the purple ribbon :D
I loved the CK SHOCK perfume <3 <3 I expected it to be on the face kind of fragrance but it turned out to be my kind of perfume...just rightly strong ...not mild to go undetected and not strong to hit u on the face.The fragrance is totally feminine and reminds me of vanilla syrup :P Initially It was floral to my nose then it turned out better :) Even as I write type this I have smelled it like 20 times.not that I am counting ;)
I am giving the Youth Concentrate to mum :)
I always wanted to try stuff from Forest Essentials and now I get to tey their neem and saffron face wash :D
I haven't smelled the H2O body butter yet.
Will try out the stuff and review them soon :)
P.S: This is my 100th Post :D So Yaaaaaaaayyyy for that :D
I was planning to start this new feature on my blog but my laziness didn't allow me :P
From now on,every Saturday I am going to post TIP OF THE WEEK : a feature that will contain 2 or more tips for better skin and hair care :) It will have Do-It-Yourself recipes too :) I would love to have your support for this series :D So lets get it running shall we??
SKIN/HAIR CARE TIP OF THE WEEK #1:
Apply a mixture of Egg white and Yoghurt on ur face and neck.Wash it after 10 mins.It is gr8 for all skin types.Egg-white helps in skin tightening and the yoghurt hydrates the skin to give u a youthful glow :)
Apply garlic juice over pimples/acne as it is an excellent antibacterial agent!
Face Packs are more of a necessity than a luxury to me as my skin tends to look dull and lifeless! My first product from Aroma Magic was the Almond lotion which is my HG for the winters :) I also use the under eye gel, under cream and essential oil from the brand. They are all good! It’s been a long tym since I bought a face mask since most of them have been duds :( sob sob but after reading the reviews of the AM mineral glow pack I wanted to try it but it was unavailable in the stores. I tried it order it online but it wasn’t available ter too.So instead I got this Oxy Pack and am reaching for it nearly everyday :D
It is a gel based mask that has a slight medicinal smell that dies once u apply on the face. The gel is transparent so u r saved from people around u calling “booth” “green/blue ghost” “chudail” etc etc ;) Since it is gel it dries within 2 mins and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.U can wear the mask and not worry about transferring it anywhere.
It is given in the instructions that u need to wash it after 20 mins.
·Transparent gel that dries fast.
·Doesn’t dry out my skin. Even after washing it I can wait for 10-15 mins for applying moisturiser.
·Brightens the skin but mind u the effect lasts for only a few hours.
·It is mentioned in the pack that it oxygenates the skin to keep skin cells flexible and regenerated. I am not sure about the flexible and regenerated part but it sure helps my skin get a boost and rejuvenates it :)
·Costs 215/- for 50 g and little goes a long way so It is going to last me for a gud measure of time!
·The container is sturdy.
·I need to dip my fingers. Totally unhygienic.
·I don’t think it is going to lighten the skin tone as the company claims maybe just a temporary brightening effect.
·It is not exactly a hydrating mask but still it will suit all skin types ;)
I like this mask and use it more than often!
4.25 out of 5
If u want instant glow and skin rejuvenation can try this :)
My laziness has skyrocketed!So I might be the last one to do this post :P
Deepika from Divassence,Rekha from Glitter and Gorgeous and Kumkum Jain have tagged me to do the post :D Thank u Pretty ladies :)
Rule1: Put the rules on your blog.
Rule2: Every person who is tagged in this activity should tell 11 things about themselves, then answer the questions asked by the person who tagged you, then tag 11 other people and ask them 11 different questions.
Rule3: Let the people whom you tagged know you've done so.
Rule4: Don't tag anyone who's been tagged before.
Rule5: Really do tag 11 others, don't go all ''if you want to take this tag''
So here are the 11 random things about me :)
I am very whimsical and adamant.If I want something now I have to get it now otherwise the person is goner :P
I am a dreamer and it's my fav hobby :D
I love cartoons!
I love panipuri!and all spicy and tangy food...yummmmm
I have difficulty expressing my emotions!
I love blushes as u would know if u read my blog ;)
I love traveling and seaside is my favorite destination :)
I am sensitive and take things to heart easily :| It is damn easy to hurt me!
I love chocolates..improves my mood anytime :D
I love challenges!
I am more of music than a color person :)
Now for Deepika's questions:
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the color Black? A beautiful black pump :D
What is the happiest moment in your life till now? Loads of happie moments but mostly with my friends!!
Do your parents/husband/boyfriend know that you are a blogger? What was their initial reaction like?My mum knows :) But nt clearly :P She is not into makeup so not too happy abt this :P
On an average, how many makeup products do you use on an everyday basis? Maybe 1 but usually I don wear on a daily basis :) not even mascara
What is the weirdest thing you've ever come across in life? Peoplte :P How they change so fast :|
Who is "THE ONE" person who can make you smile when you are in a terrible mood? My best friend!He is my sunshine :D
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see yourself in the mirror everyday? "I can look better if am not lazy" :P
If you had a free lifetime supply of makeup, which brand would you chose (only one!) Bourjois!!Their products are just awesome :D
What according to you is something all bloggers should follow? (like a code of conduct etc) Respect other bloggers and not use their blogs to criticize others :)
Have you ever given away a makeup product which you really liked but had no choice but to give it away? Nope :P was never in that situation :P
If you were on an deserted island and granted one wish what would it be? Have my friends ter :D
Now for Rekha's questions :)
1.What’s the good, bad and the ugliest thing you have seen in this blogging world?
Good is that u get to know a lot of sweet ppl and get honest reviews of products :)
2.What’s the most adventurous/funniest thing you ever did in your life?
The funniest moment that I remember was watching a movie that was touted as scary but it was nowhere near frightening!!We laughed so hard the whole tym!!
3. Favorite movie punch line/dialogue (with movie name and reason why it's your favorite)
All Rajinikant dialogs :D
4.Have you ever lied for good? If so what was your best lie that you were in fact proud of :)
Yes :P My best lie was to tell my friend that I wouldn't be able to make it to her bday party..she felt very bad and then we gave her a surprise party :D
5.Any funny incident with SA’s or while shopping for makeup?
6.If given an option, the one thing you wish to change in your life
Not to have fallen for the wrong person and lied to myself that he was the right one :)
7.What’s the funniest dream you ever had
Me and my friends being chased by pigs :D
8.What is the first thing you do once you getup in the morning
Switch on the music system :)
9.Do you have any weird habit?
Not weird but If I like a song I keep listening to d extent that I can't stand it anymore :P Like Bolna halke halke,Kuch kuch hota hai songs,Amarkalam songs and the list goes on :P
10. How many shoes and bags do u have (approx)
6 shoes and 4 bags :)
11.One question that you wish to ask God if you get a chance to meet him :)
I think I wouldin shock and too tongue tied to ask him anything:)
I will ask him "Do u care about what the earthlings think about u??" :)
Now for Kumkum's questions :)
1. What according to you is infectious? Smile :D
2. Which was your first cosmetic buy and when? Lakme lipstick in a bright maroon shade in 11th std
3. Do you love sunsets or sunrises and why? Sunset...am lazy to watch sunrise :P
4. What are the 5 things you can't live without...My mobile,Ipod,Tv,lipbalm and moisturiser
5. What were you doing right before reading this?flipping through Marie Claire :)
6. Do you love Indian sweets? If yes, which one? Yes Rasagulla :drool:
7. If you were the last person on earth what would you do?I would watch movies and cartoons till I get bored and then jump off cliff :)
8. Which is your favourite perfume? I like Cool water for women by davidoff but am more of a deo person :)
9. What do you do when you are super stressed? Call up my best friend :D
10. Have you ever stolen anything? Nope I am a clean person :)
11. Did you have a crush on your neighbour and when?
Nope :P my neighbor is a lot older than me :)
Now for my questions:)
Do u like men's cologne?? :P
Would u step out for a date without any makeup on??
Which is ur staple makeup product :)
Which kind of music do u prefer:Soft numbers or the ones with beats and high energy??
Red lipstick or bright fuchsia lipstick??
What was ur reaction when u came to know that ur crush is totally the opposite of what u thot of him :)
Have u purchased makeup without the knowledge of ur hubby/parents???If yes how many times?? :P
Whom do u like:Spiderman/Superman/Batman?? :D
U like cold coffee or hot coffee :)
What is ur best kept skin/hair secret?? :D
What is currently playing on ur ipod?? :)
Phew!!that was lot of work :)now for tagging others :)
Olay natural white moisturiser over my face and neck.
Mixed Neutrogena sunscreen with Maybelline BB cream.
Applied Faces eye pencil in Black under the upper lash line(below the lashes).It makes the lashes look thicker without being obvious as the experts say ;)
Smudged a lil bit of the liner in the lower lash line just at the corners!
Curled my lashes with H & G lash curler.
I tend to turn light to deep pink depending on the situation :P :P But the scenario for deep blushing was out of question yday :P So I wore the Colorbar Cosmic Rose - 2 to 3 swipes blended from my cheeks to the temple.
I then used Covergirl Lipstick in Powerpink to highlight my cheekbones and under the brow bone!It works perfectly for me as it has the right amount of shimmer and pink shade to bend with my skintone :D
Then i applied Maybelline smooth and care Lipbalm in strawberry.
Powdered with a light hand under my eyes only as I have dry skin.And am set!!
I liked the results :D :P Enhanced version of my face without obvious makeup :P
Here is Lisa Eldridge's video:
So pretty ladies!!what is ur version of the No Makeup makeup look??Do share ;)
P.S:I am going to try the "Kurbaan" version of Kareena's makeup albeit the eyeshadows today.I know am late but it has caught my fancy only now :P
Will try to post the pics after am done :D