Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Review- The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa

There’s nothing more stressful than being a bride to be in just a month! And what’s the best gift can a maid of honour give her to cope up with the strenuous task of being the future good ol’ wifey? A de-stressing spa session! And me, being the hard act committed friend, accompanied her and went through a session myself! J

So, I had planned a pre-bachelorette spa treatment for my friend who is getting married in May (yes, you will be seeing more of her in the later month!) I was more than excited when I got an invitation for a complimentary therapy at  The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, Mumbai
I tagged my friend along and what followed was us being passed out for an hour and woke up RELAXED! Read on to know more.....

To begin with, I’ll just give a quick backdrop of the spa:

*    The Four Fountains De-stress Spa is one India’s largest chain of professionally managed, affordable health spa.
*    They have 20 spas in 7 major cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Banglore, Kolkata, Pune & Goa
*    Their spa therapies are categorized into De-Stressing, De-Toxification, Immunity and Beauty
*    There’s an in-house spa doctor who conducts a stress test and then recommends the best fitted spa therapy and also suggests a healthy diet/lifestyle chart.
*    Well trained therapists.
*    The ambience is holistically adhered.

Here are some pics of the spa and ofcourse there is one of my best friend and a random pic of my fingers oops rings covered with fingers! I have always loved awesome rings, glitzy, midi/knuckle, statement, chain anything and everything!! And Bin did a good job of capturing it whilst on our Chocolate Avalanche Sr. sabotage at MochaMojo.











This is Binsty on her engagement day.  I put this up on her insistence! 


Rings a mixed bag of Forever 21, WestSide, Hill Road, Street exhibitions.
My Review:

I visited the spa located in Bandra. Upon entering, I was greeted by a staff. Then proceeded to I’m guessing the in-house doctor who checked our stress levels, turns out my stress level is higher than the bride! [Obvious reasons: P] and then a couple of general inquiry later, I was given the options to choose from a wide variety of therapies as mentioned above into the major categories. We chose to de-stress and hence, De-Stressing- Aromatherapy Massage (Relaxing) The whole environment in the general area was calming and with the whiffs of essential oils. Loved it! We were then introduced to our masseuse and then escorted to the therapy room for a quick change. The session began with wiping of the tired feet with a hot towel. I’m guessing that’s for hygiene purpose but it felt good anyway right from there. The aromatherapy essential oils used were French Lavender and Ylang Ylang. French lavender, according to their small info card is known to reduce anxiety while Ylang Ylang relaxes nerves. Perfect! I must say that my therapist, Iccha was really good. She was responsive and comforting. Also, one major point I must add is that I really hate when you visit spas and the attendant is really annoying you with the unnecessary chitter-chatter when all you want to do is relax. But here it was nothing like that. She was completely dedicated and I was for most of the parts in a comatose state of relaxation. The stress nerves were attended to, the pressure was well-maintained. Also, the music was extremely soothing. Which was a bonus! All in all, perfecto! I would give a standing ovation if I could but then that would be weird. Coming back, after the well deserved relaxed hour, I was then to go for a shower that was attached to the room which was good. After the session we were given a hot cup of green tea and which we happily sipped and a tiny tub of complimentary gel which can be used to soothe the nerves then filled out their feedback form. 

I must say I was very impressed. A good spa session is always refreshing.  And I would definitely recommend you guys to try this spa out at least once. You’ll definitely crave for some more! For an hour there I was in the “No-Stress Zone” and I came out content and satisfied. As for the bride-to-be, she came out looking relaxed she has ever been since she got engaged! Haha

That’s all for today, ‘keep dressing and keep de-stressing’ J Woot Woot 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My Hair Affair- Review on Argan Oil


Hey guys, so the reasons why I haven’t blogged in the past days- caught up with exams, food, birthday season and more exams. But I have been completely keeping a tab of what’s going on! So if you guys wanna catch up on the in-between breaks, you can follow me on the social media handles to the right F
I do post some really good stuff and I’m totally tuned into twitter almost all the time! 

I also want to give a shout out to Lenskart for being so awesome and sending a really cool pair of mirrored shades from their site which I honestly didn’t expect to be that “cool-looking. Here’s a snippet and if you guys wanna check out for awesome sauce sunglasses for almost any brand, checkout their website-Lenskart


So, I thought I’ll do a beauty post review today, mostly about a thing that I have been using religiously. I always get comments about my hair- how long it is, how quickly it grows and all that stuff. 2 months back I had a bad haircut at a renowned salon that I don’t wish to name. The hairstylist just couldn’t understand the difference between trimming the split ends and chopping off 10 inches! *sob sob* And just with one snip, my waist long mane had dropped down to little below shoulder length. I remember being utterly depressed and some of you girls would know exactly what I’m talking about! I wanted my hair back and fast and I tried a lot of hair products but in vain. I had heard about Moroccan oil/Argan Oil and its benefits but I checked out some products but I wasn’t sure of their authenticity and may I add they were heavily priced! But anything for my lovely hair! So I decided to go with one product anyway. Here’s some info about Argan Oil before I speak about the product further:

S Argan Oil: also known as “Liquid Gold” speaks for itself being one of the rare oils of the world.
S It’s is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree rooted in Morocco.
S It is used for cosmetic, medical and culinary uses.
S There is an increasingly popularity of this miracle oil in the past few years mostly for cosmetic and medicinal uses for acne, psoriasis, anti-aging properties and also used in hair styling products- shampoos, conditioner, serums etc
S It is said that it was mostly used by the Berber women who have known to have gorgeous glowing skin and have also been highly commercialised by their efforts.







Product name:  Argan oil L'Or De Marrakech

Quantity:     100 ml

Website:  http://www.arganoilindia.com/argan-oil-lor-de-marrakech.html

Directions on the bottle: It can be used as hair oil or leave in conditioner. For face use as moisturiser.

How I have used it: Just a few drops on my palm and massage it into the scalp. I sometimes use it on my face when my face is dry for moisturising effect but not a regularly. I also use two drops for my nail cuticles.

My Experience- I have used this product for a month and I am so in love with it! I did happen to have a conversation with Miss. Supriya from the company who was sweet enough to give me an insight to the product and the company. I have used it on my hair, face and nails and I can tell you with absolute certainty that it works! My hair growth has doubled in the last 2 months. Even people around me can notice the difference! As for my face I have only used it a couple of times and I didn’t break out! Which is a wonder considering the fact I have an extremely sensitive skin. My nails look amazing. They used to chip quite easily but I can definitely sense that it has become much stronger. I don’t usually go out of the way to convince people to buy a product but I would definitely recommend this oil. You can easily purchase it through Shopclues  here


Beauty Jury Whispers: Always buy argan oil which is packed a dark glass. That actually marks its true authenticity because light breaks down natural properties of the oil and you can’t really afford that happening to the “Liquid Gold” now, can we? Also, pure argan oil absorbs faster in your skin. It is never greasy.

Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! Do comment and lemme know about your bad hair cuts, argan oil experience and just about anything else. I love reading your lovely responses! Woot woot J

Saturday, 15 March 2014

7 App Downloads for Women


With our current lifestyle today going at top speed, it’s really difficult to keep track of it all. Agreeably, technology has taken over our lives and what’s best than to roll with it and keep up! I try my best to keep updated all the latest stuff happening and my golly! Its dang tough to be in the loop 24x7 without feeling like a left out chicken while the entire twitterverse is ranting or praying for some afflicted place! But it’s worth trying! Keeping that in mind, here are some treat for the geeks!

We women have different moods at all times. And it’s sometimes difficult to keep decide what we really want to do! Here are some apps for women that we would want (read need) to have with us at all times, you know just to make life simpler for us.

Pinterest- It’s that one app that defines -all things beautiful. One stop for a variety of categories ranging from food, DIY’s, fashion, weddings to quotes! Though now it is highly popularised. Many aren’t aware of this magic app! Personal story: I have wasted countless hours on just pinning and liking! So if you haven’t added me yet, click on the ‘add to pinterest’ button to the right of this page and welcome to a beautiful universe! J Woot Woot  I definitely give this one my “Stamp of Approval.”

 Vine-  Another app that has been popularised by Instagram. Create and browse all short videos for Instagram. While you’re at there, don’t forget to check out the comedy category! There are loads of funny clips that will make you ROFL!

Sygic- I hadn’t realised the power of this app until late last year. Sygic : GPS Navigation & Maps is one of the best navigational app that can be available. What’s the best feature you ask? No internet connection needed along with other cool features mentioned in the highlight section of the app! Now, I got this free in Play Store, Im not sure that goes the same for App store. Even if it’s paid, it’s totally worth it. You can quit worrying about missing the turns, losing your way with this app!

Pulse – Want the latest buzz on the Fashion, Music, Technology etc..? this app is what you’d want. It has all the latest feed, pictures, videos on current happenings! With different categories, it’s only easier to browse your personal interest! I use it all the time for news on Music and Fashion.


PicsArt- And then there are some of us who just love editing pictures up to our best creative capability! A lot of you must already know about this app. The super-cute stickers, backgrounds, quirky filters, texts only gets us even more hooked onto this super fun app! 


AllThecooks.com- who can stop us foodies from getting what we want! This app is for all those with a sudden mood to cook something but don’t know what! Tonnes of delicious recipes to drool from! And the imagery just erases the nerves and direct you correctly! This recipe filled app will not only fill your palette but also your family! 



Mobily Trip- And lastly, for all the travel junkies, this is the perfect app for you! I totally admire women who love to travel and keep a journal so as to keep the memories fresh every time you open it! What’s better that an online journal that has endless space for your travel memo? I have recently downloaded this app and I’m looking forward to use it on my next trip! 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

OOTD

I remember being in love with my Forever New jeans during my initial college years! This was followed by the introduction of Zara and Forever 21. I totally love Forever 21. I’m so glad they are soon starting their online site for India! And yes, I am absolutely aware of the designer knock off scenes. Yes, plagiarism doesn’t extend only in journalism! But, then again, all of the fashion retailers have to implicate designs from the high-end fashion brands! That’s the only way the markets going to survive. The love for fashion and wearing trending pieces doesn’t limit only to people who can afford maxing their cards! And I absolutely loved the reading the comment section on the very latest controversy on  Man Repeller about  Zara!  I may or may have not given a piece of my mind! ;-) For those who are not aware of the never-ending debate you can google for interesting articles like
 this

So, coming back to simpler topics, here’s my OOTD

I’ve put together a simple piece, and as you’ll see for a casual wear on a summer day. A cool crop top paired with denims and a cute sling to finish off the look. Just to add a teenie bit of dazzle to the outfit I have accessorized with cool gold midi and chain rings. (My personal favs Woot woot J )










Crop Top & Rings- Forever 21, Denims- Levis, Flip-flops- Linking Rd, Bandra, Belt- Westside, Bag- Limeroad.com

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Graphic Fixation

Graphic prints may be in or out, but it will always have a place in my closet. I mean literally! You know how you have the hots for that one dress and you buy it and even after 2 years the tag is still on? Guilty! I have at least dozens of them waiting in my closet. Don’t judge me! I simply don’t find an occasion fit to wear them!  And if my mom is reading this, I already know I’m in trouble! I have very recently been digging my closet and I came across this really pretty graphic printed dress and It had me thinking, It’s always a challenge to accessorize graphic printed dress right? Well, I took up to this challenge and decided to create add my own swirls.
Hope you like it! Do let me know what you think J












Dress from AND, Neckpiece, Bracelet & Rings- Hill Road, Nail Extensions Kit- Tribal Zone, Shoes- CityWalk

Fashion Jury Whispers: Graphic prints as fun and unconventional they are, you have to be really careful with them coz them prints whether in skirts, tops, jackets or dresses tend to pull in more weight. So, if you go overboard with the accessories you may end up looking like a mess. To avoid that, go easy on the accessories, the only bright color should be on your lips and that’s only if you want to dare the rules! You can experiment with the shoes but I simply chose a cool silver metallic pair so as to direct the attention to the dress itself.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

What's In My Bag?



How is it that I haven’t posted this at all? Those who know me well know that I don’t like to sit at home all the time. I obviously might have a lazy day after days of travelling and then think I have to chill my pants a lil bit! But otherwise I’m all about travelling, anywhere and everywhere, even if that’s wandering in the mall at odd hours!
So here are some things I usually carry with me in my precious bag, which my friends joke, is obviously filled with beauty products! And my response to that is, “Hey, these are stuff you’ll thank me for.” And soon enough, I stand corrected! Woot woot J


Now, let’s unveil this mystery of the universe in my bag, shall we?



I really like to travel light guys, and honestly I’d like to eliminate some products too. ( I have actually not included a lot of stuff in the picture to maintain the image of sanity among you :P) but even then it’s soo difficult to travel without them. You’ll notice I don’t have a sun block. The reason being, I have extremely sensitive skin, and I can risk applying a medicated sun block at the max to prevent breaking out. But I go all out on hand creams and lotions especially the fruity scented ones!


Here are some travel essentials I absolutely swear by- Burt’s Bees replenishing lip balm, Maybelline Colossal Kajal, Sally Hansen Diamond lip treatment (one of the amazing lip products ever!) dry tissue packet, paper soap, hand sanitiser, travel-sized body Almond body butter from Nyassa, Peach & Almond moisturising hand and nail cream from Marks & Spencer and a wallet for all the cash and cards!


And lastly, here I have a body mist from Italy Voce, I received that as a gift, then I have my usual pair of shades, a small note book and pen- this I usually use to take down notes from sermons and Oh! Never forget to keep some bands as a spare in your bag! You absolutely never know when they might come in handy. That’s definitely one of the lessons I have learnt.

That’s all for today! I haven’t been blogging much owing to my poorly constructed immune system. I’m falling ill far too often now. But I’m definitely gonna try as much as I can C
Hoping ya’ll are in the pink of your health!