Thursday, 28 August 2014

Not Without My Daughter

My colleague Susan gifted me the book " NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER" by Betty Al Mahmoudi with William Hoffer.  

Like reading books which keeps you interested and engaged till the end. A very good book which is hard to keep down qualifies for the best read. 

True story on the harrowing life of Betty Al Mahmoudi in Iran and her escape plan with  five year old daughter Mahtob,  from Iran to America makes it an interesting read.

This book throws a light on the cultural differences in both the countries around that period of time. I am sure there will be lot changes in the present Iran.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa - Feel Relaxed and Rejuvenated

After coming back from Kodai, my life has been on a fast track.  Currently in Goa,  to overlook the wedding preparation of my sister which is going to take place in October. Wanted to share the experience,  with all my readers about The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa in Mumbai which I recently visited, just before my travel to Goa.  

Received an invitation from The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa to visit one of their branches and have a complimentary Spa session of my choice. So this seems to be an extended pampering after a wonderful trip to Kodai :)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Short Break to Kodaikanal

Hello Friends,

I am back from my kodaikanal vacation and being my latest trip there is so much to share with you guys. 

Kodaikanal is situated in Tamil Nadu and is one of the most popular hill resorts in India. The name Kodaikanal means "the gift of forest". Though I would not qualify this place for honeymoon couples, as I feel this place is more apt to go with family and friends to have a fun adventurous trip.

To start with... we took a little longer adventurous route to reach Kodai, flew to Bengaluru then a train journey from Bengaluru to Kodai and the final lapse by driving up the hills of Kodai before reaching our final destination "The United 21 Resort".  The Resort which was the highlight of the trip is situated right on the edge overlooking a beautiful scenic valley. We were accompanied by friends on this trip which made it even more enjoyable and fun.

United 21 Resort -  Kodai 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A Promise Of Togetherness - Lanvin Marry Me

The ad of Lanvin Marry Me,  shows a young couple in a playful mood on a bicyle.  There is a bottle of this perfume in front, which is clear that this fragrance holds a promise of romance and togetherness.

Marry Me Perfume by Lanvin, Love is in the air with marry me by the house of lanvin . Released in August 2010, marry me intertwines top notes of orange blossom, freesia and passionate peach with lovely floral heart notes of jasmine, rose and magnolia. Mysterious base notes include musk, amber and virginia cedar. This intoxicating fragrance was created to represent the union of a woman with her choice of perfume. Marry me embodies that special relationship that can only exist when the chemistry is just right.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Compact & Pro Arte Pencil Brush

Lakme is one brand which has been ruling the market since ages and keep coming up with new products every season. The change of products and packaging has been their mantra since old times. The other brands adapted this concept quiet later on.  

The product which you bought earlier,  after certain time the same product might not be there. I remember during my college or rather school days there was this lipstick that I was totally hooked on to,  the shade was BO4 and it was a gorgeous color in mud brown.

This shade from Lakme ruled many hearts, later the packaging was changed with the new one. Along with the packaging the color underwent a drastic change. It was no longer that earthy warm shade that stole everyone's heart. 

With their new Absolute Face Stylist Range, Lakme has shot up its price quiet a bit. Are these products worth the hike ??? lets find out...

I am currently using  Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Compact (which is my recent buy) in place of Lakme Absolute Wet and Dry Compact which was priced at Rs. 750/- 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

One Stop Destination - Loreal True Match BB Cream

Love going on a holiday, be it just a short trip somewhere nice. The excitement of visiting new place and more over the break, that you really look forward to. Next week I am going on a short trip to Kodaikanal.  Packing is something I find very tedious. That's when you think that you need one product and you are done for the day, makes your life much easier.

Loreal True Match BB Cream is one stop destination for me.  Though I am not extremely happy with the product but meets my requirement to some extent as compared to the other BB /CC cream.

Loreal Claims...
True Match BB cream is a smooth milky emulsion with a touch of tint for natural coverage and a luminous satin finish. Discover your true match from amongst 3 flawless shades.

Product Benefits ...
Powered with SPF 35 PA+++ and Collagen providing 24 hour hydration
1st hyaluronic bb cream: secures moisture for healthy youthful skin

Shades Available : Honey, Gold and Ivory.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Rihanna of Arabia - Harper Bazaar Cover Look

When I first saw the recent cover photo of Haper Bazaar, was immediately drawn to the sexy and dramatic eye make up of Rihanna.  She looked drop dead gorgeous and stylish.

Was itching to try this look but being ramadaan had taken a break . Now since ramadaan is over, the first look that I wanted to try was "Rihanna of Arabia". She had this dramatic yet warm sun kissed look which looked quiet mesmerizing.

So lets take a look at my expiriment.  When I started off with this look, thought it might be easy to create it but turned out to be quiet challenging then expected.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Oh Look ! What's in my Fab Bag

August already ??? how and when ??? . In no time I will be wishing you Happy New Year. Its scary the way time is running and so is your life, do you realise this ???  Any how ! getting on with todays post ...

For the first time I subscribed to Fab Bag which is similar to the concept of Envy Box, have done a post on Envy Box earlier incase you want to go through. 

When the parcel arrived at my door step,  a couple of days earlier, was excited to unbox it. My expectaions were quiet under control with this box but.... to my surprise .... when i peeked into my bag and saw the products that were there inside.... I was thrilled. 

Moving ahead .... Let me explain about the Fab Bag.

Fab Bag is a monthly subscription box where you receive 3 deluxe cosmetics & beauty products from top global brands,  plus expert tips-n-tricks that will help you get the most out of every product. Try them and discover what works for you.