May 15, 2013

Time for a change

Hi...I've moved (literally and in the blogging world).

You can now find me on my new blog Blue Gold, talking about all things I love - fashion, beauty, entertainment, entertaining and decor.

Hope to see you there! 

August 18, 2009

Body Wash Review

I have tried a number of body showers available in Delhi, and I recently decided my favorite. And hence, the decision to update the blog :)

Among the current bottles stacked in my bathroom, let's start from the bottom up:
Fiama Di Wills Clear Springs Shower Gel: It claims to contain jojoba beads, sea weed and lemongrass extracts. I didn't friggin feel a thing! Although it's priced similar to the other brands available in the market, you would need an exceptionally large amount for the loofah to lather, and I really like a good lathered up loofah to scrub all over! Turns out quite expensive for a person like me. You would probably need to use as much as used by the model in this ad. I somehow don't feel too fresh after this, and I'm struggling to finish this bottle. A complete waste according to me. Oh but you do get a loofah free!

Fa Shower Gel Everyone loves showers that keep them perked up for the rest of the day and are completely rejuvenating. Fa is a great body wash, and doesn't leave your skin dry. Initially my skin felt a little soapy after a shower, but eventually I got around to that feeling. It's very thick, and also lathers quite easily. Must give it a try!

The unexpected favorite came a few days back, when I ran out of Fa body wash, and in a hurry purchased the Lux Uplifting Firm Body Wash. I have always been a little biased against Lux, as once as a kid I read somewhere that Lux was a good substitute for Lifebuoy!! I was flabbergasted, as I always used the Lux soap as a kid (Bollywood actresses and their influence, u know the rest!). I had never used Lux after that, until ofcourse this Saturday. May I just say how impressed I am with this product!!!

You have to pour just a tiny drop on the loofah, and it lathers up so very well and turns out very economical. My skin felt soft and moisturised after the bath. It doesn't have a strong smell, and you don't notice it at all. I think it's a must try. It claims to contain collagen, and stimulating Mediterranean sea minerals, which when massaged on the skin, leave it smooth and firm. Smooth - oh yes, Firm - I am not quite sure if this bit is working out yet, but as compared to the others, I really like this one! And you get a loofah free here as well ;)

July 15, 2009

New Shoes

I finally went shopping on Sunday, to catch up with the sale season.

Somehow I end up at South Extension market way too often - despite all the bigger, better, and most importantly AC malls that have mushroomed all over NCR. Maybe the fact of getting a better deal at the stores in South Ex or the convenience of going there, whichever maybe the case, I picked up new shoes :):)

I have a recurring lower back pain problem, and I have been avoiding heels in office. So I've been playing around with lots of colorful flat pumps to wear to office.

The new additions are these tyrian purple colored patent flats from Vansons for Rs. 795. These shoes instantly talked to me - I swear they did. "Pick me", "Pick me" was all I could hear! :>

I loved the criss cross detailing in the front, and I can't wait to wear these!

Another pair that I bought are these green patent flats from D&A for Rs. 745...

...with some elastic detailing in the back

But can any shopping be complete without something black! I picked up another pair of black patent flats (peep-toes) from D&A (Rs. 745 again)
(Pic coming up soon)

Finally ended the shoe shopping for the day with a pair of silver colored kolhapuris from the street vendor (Rs. 200) My only other kolhapuri chappals were in brown, which my sister took.

(I wonder why it has 'bossini' written on it!?!)

I will put up better pics of all of them after clicking pics from the camera. My Nokia 5300 Xpressmusic is just not good enough.

July 9, 2009

Delhi Summer Sales Update

Here are the list of Designer (read expensive) brands sales that are on in Delhi right now!
Check back at this post as I’ll add to the list as more sales are announced.

1) Satya Paul - Upto 60% off - July 8 to 19 (Multiple locations)
2) Jimmy Choo - Upto 50% off (DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj)
3) Paul Smith - Upto 50% off (DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj)
4) Samsaara - Upto 70% off (South Ex II, Raja Garden)
5) Puma - Upto 60% off - Started end June
6) Levis - Flat 40% off - Started end June
7) Anita Dongre Interpret - Upto 50% off (Saket)

Update 10th July
1) D&A Footwear - Upto 50% off
2) FCUK - Upto 50% off
3) Ministry of Fashion - Flat 70% off
4) Spykar - Upto 50% off
5) Adidas - Flat 40% off

Update 12th July
1) Venus Steps
2) Carlton - Upto 40% off
3) Woodland - Upto 40% off

Update 18th July
1) Ritu Wears - 40% off
2) United Colors of Benetton - Upto 50% off
3) Espirit
4) Wills Lifestyle - Upto 60% off
5) Mango - Upto 50% off
6) Nine West - Upto 50% off
7) Biba - Upto 50% off
8) Guess - Flat 50% off
9) Debenhams - upto 50% off
10) Sisley - Flat 50% off
11) The Body Shop - Upto 50% off
12) Westside - Upto 50% off
13) Mufti - Upto 50% off

There are many more that are on right now. Unfortunately, I'm not mall hopping much lately, and am not sure of details. Will update once I do.

If you know of a sale, please share it in the comments below.

July 5, 2009

Fab India

I wear a lot of Indian clothes to office because:
a) the people in my office are extremely conservative dressers
b) I walk around a lot in office, and I don't have to wear heels with them

So the other day, when we went to watch a movie, I bought these 2 lovely kurtas from Fab India

The mistake that happened was I bought one in size XS, and the other in S! I didn't realise it till after I had already cut the tag of the one in size S!! I still wore it, and consoled myself with 'wow its airy' ;) (well, it doesn't look that oversized - maybe cuz of all the binging I talked about here)

As with all suits, paired with some chunky earrings, and nice flats, they look great.

I'm also trying to go 'green' in my lifestyle to the extent possible.

While browsing through the store, when I noticed how every product in the store says that FI is against Animal Testing, I decided to buy some of them

Lemon Intensive Hand Cream: I've tried the hand cream and it is excellent...Unlike other moisturisers where your hand either gets too sticky or dries up very quickly, so far with the cream, my hands stay soft until the next wash - which I tend to do very often (Rs. 125)

Aloe Vera Protein Shampoo: I'm yet to try the shampoo - will update once I do (Rs. 200)


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