6 Absolutely Random Things I Bought

If you change your outfit a hundred times before leaving the house and your wardrobe often takes shape on the floor (or chairs/desks/anywhere other than on you or in your closet), it’s time to rethink what you’re buying and where. With that thought in mind let us talk about this season’s favorite absolutely random but lovely items I recently bought.

How to Stay Pretty When You’re 35000FT In The Air

1. Keep Dehydration at Bay I can’t stress this enough but you gotta stay hydrated. Make sure you keep a water bottle filled at all times and keep sipping. Stay away from alcohol and the need to indulge. Dehydration will cost you and is key in staying pretty. Water is what keeps your skin supple, your hair bright and shinny and full of energy. 2. Silk Scarf,  Neck Pillow, Eye Mask Check Check Check Maintaining a good posture is so important to avoid body pain and sore muscles after landing. You may notice that your hair gets dry and frizzy after the fligth and one  way to avoid it is to use a silk scarf on your hair to keep friction and static checked. Using a neck pillow will help you stay cozy and eye mask will ensure a dark peaceful sleep at all times in the flight.Do read my post on jetlag for more on sleep during the flight, linked right here.  3.Moisturize  Every few hours make sure you moisturize your skin, preferrably with a paraben and sulphate free body butter or lotion. You can make some at home , read my post on homemade cosmetics for the reciepe. […]

Home Spa

Cosmetic industry is so unregulated, there are unproven claims for expensive skin creams, toners, serus, oils that make your skin radiant, ageless and supple. It surprises me why we spend so much money on store bought cosmetics when our pantry is filled with everything we need for perfect skin and hair. Flawless skin is a gift and you can work towards having a better qualty skin.

My 10 favourite things for Spring

  Writing this blog post on my flight( read endlessly long flight) from my hometown to Bangalore. Ironically enough the time I spend in the air is half of the time spent commuting to the airport.Anyway I am not going to rant about things I have no control over in this post. I have started using an app called “Breathe” to cope with problems like slow moving traffic. I often found myself getting worked up when stuck in traffic or when getting late to work despite starting an hour early. Then I decided to change and I started with short sessions for mindfulness and just focus on my breathing when I feel anxious. I speak from personal experience, it helped me a lot from getting impatient , frustrated and anxious.If you start your day on a happy and cheerful note you feel more energetic and productive.I would highly recommend you to try deep breathing everyday few minutes when you find yourself gripped with any emotion.Its a great remedy for stress.This is why my 1st favourite thing for spring is deep breathing and practicing mindful meditation. If you know me and think you do I love food and I love butter.On an […]

What’s in My Bag ?

  What’s the most important thing that you always take with you when stepping out of your home? A bag YES ! Thank you. I hope you are familiar with the struggles of picking the right kinds because I do.The market is flooded with so many kinds of bags-handbags, satchels, clutches, sling bags, backpacks you name it.If you’re in your 20 something, single and don’t own an apartment I am sure you would be familiar with the struggles of storing bags and searching for the perfect one to match your outfit.When you go out shopping there are tons of bags that you want to buy but then you think of the closet space you have and shy away from purchasing.I personally avoid buying bags as much as possible, the only times I have bought bags was when I am enchasing a gift card or splurging online on latest trends. Nevertheless I don’t know how I have a huge collection of bags, they seem to have magically got collected over years of guilty shopping and splurging online shopping.If you have any ideas how to store bags without drilling holes to knock in nails and hang your bags please so share with me. What do I typically carry in […]

Guide to a Safe Holi, Pre and Post Skincare

Holi is a very popular colourful festival in India. It’s listed amongst 10 colourful festivals all over the world.Being born and raised in India Holi is not just about fun it’s a tradition.Whether it’s tasty homemade snacks or getting together with family and friends Holi is all about love and warmth. I am going to be honest with you I am not a fan of playing colours or mud or however Holi is played but I will tell what to do to have the best time during Holi.In most parts of India Holi is played with colours dry as well as wet. There are herbal natural and organic variants available these days.You would hear the term gulal quite often , its dry colour and it’s also offered to god on this festival. Lot of people also like to play with water balloons 🎈 where they fill in balloons with coloured water and hit people with it. In this post we are going to talk about how to play a safe Holi and how to take care of your skin and hair before and after Holi.

7 Steps to the Perfect Spring Glow

While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture.   Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

5 Important Makeup Tips

Inner beauty, they say you should feel beautiful on the inside to look beautiful on the outside.There is no downside to being beautiful on the outside while being beautiful inside. Makeup while so common needs sort of artistic perfection to it. Do too much and you end up looking caked and too less you don’t get enough coverage. The beauty trends in 2017 focussed mainly on feathery eyebrows, plump lips and nude makeup.From the #iwokeuplikethis instagram #hashtags to #nomakeuplooks our news feed was flooded with articles promoting neutral and subtle makeup trends.This is very light, natural and quick makeup. All you do is put on some tinted moisturiser or a BB cream followed by a little bit of concealing in the under eye and finishing off with a kohl liner and a plumper lip stain. How to a get started with a quick and easy 5 min makeup routine for a no fuss natural look. Let’s just do a quick recap of beauty trends over decades.Honestly speaking came out of the 80s looking trendy. Crazy perms to bold pop influences in makeup to pants that went up till our chests ,just saying nothing about it worked. Wait what’s the word […]

Winter Skincare , Don’t Blame it on Genes

  While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture. Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

Best Kept Beauty Secrets

Nature holds key to the best secrets in the world for happiness and wellness.These secrets were passed on  for generations and followed religiously.Some of course with the change in the pace of lifestyle couldn’t keep up but quite a few have sustained the test of time. Water Water is self cleansing in nature, helps to flush out toxins and maintain pH of your body.Its necessary for survival and great for skin.To sum up in four words: water helps to HYDRATE,ENERGISE,ANTI-OXIDIZE and DETOXIFY Honey Honey helps to get rid of ulcers,regulates blood sugar,heals burns,antibacterial,skin elixir.Also known as liquid gold  and as quoted by hippocrates “Let Thy Food be Thy Medicine” Rose Rich in Vitamin A,B3,C and D; known to naturally purify blood.Rosewater is proven to be a natural moisturiser,cleanser and anti-inflammatory.Even the monks of San Lazzaro are known for their roses and more so for their rose petal jam that they make every May when the flowers are in full bloom.Consuming rose petals is great for your gut, rose petals preserved are usually sold commercially and consumed in pan leaf popularly known as “gulkand”.Add this super ingredient to your diet and notice the difference.Rose and Milk bath was quite popular amongst the queens and was known to […]