Its been so long and I have been away, neglecting my blog and almost everything else. But anyways getting back on, you can truly stay away now can you once you start a blog ! Sooo excited to be back and catch up on all the blog updates I have been missing.
What I am loving nowadays is bright color in everything …shoes, blouses and jewelery!
So here is a pic of a personal fav
I love the bright pink with my yellow necklace, a new favorite
And here is what I have not been doing so well, good balanced diet and Hair care ! I have already mentioned how paranoid I am about my hair. It was just getting back to looking good when my neglect has left it dry ..I mean seriously dry !
All set to give my hair much needed TLC
TLC, I am loving right now:
- 1 eggs
- 3 Tbsp coconut milk
- 1 Mashed Banana
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Yogurt
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a fork until combined.
- Apply to slightly oiled hair.
- Allow to set for 30 minutes.
- Shampoo and condition
PS: The banana is difficult to rinse out so be patient, and try to soak it out. It might feel greasy after a first shampoo but dont shampoo again, as it will dry out normally.
I am back and settled in well at my home here in US. I loved all the visits to all the amazing places and some great people ! I hope to catch up with all the blogs I have been missing for a month ( when I took a break, it was a complete break indeed).
I first want to share some pictures of some places I loved in Turkey and Dubai (in my next post)
The Blue Mosque
The splendid interiors of the Aya Sophia Church
The Hanging Lamps at Aya Sophia
The underground Basilica Cistern. A clear favorite of mine during my visit to Istanbul.
Blue Mosque by night, so beautiful and welcoming.
The terrace style housing on the shores of the Bosphourous
The Dervish Dance Performance: A Spiritual Dance for Peace and Happiness ! Truly a joy to watch.
Hope you enjoyed the few pictures of Beautiful Istanbul.
I am still traveling and have not forgotten my blog I am hoping to have complete computer access by this weekend and have more posts on the trip!
In the meanwhile I have to tell you about a product my sister got me hooked on!! Actually many people have been talking about this product and so far I am lovingggg it
It is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. A superb exfoliant for daily use which does not irritate your skin and leaves your skin feeling great.
1. Virtually no black heads, I swear.
2. Brightens skin.
3. Tightens skin.
4. Smoothens and evens out little bumps in the face.
I love this product and intend to continue using it for a month to actually see if there is a difference in my skin. A complete review on what I noticed will be posted then!
What is your favorite exfoliant?
I write this post sitting on the waiting lounge at the airport ready to board my flight to Istanbul
A trip long awaited, I will be gone for 1 week and after which I will be going to Dubai !! I am as excited as ever.
While in turkey I would not be posting but will do so as soon as I can.
So, hope you miss me and will be back with loads of news from the middle east!
Lots of love
I did a recent haul and I got some really cute stuffs that I wanted to share !
Body Shop: The Usual Favorites
1. My favorite for months now the Tea Tree Foam Cleanser
2. Born Lippy Strawberry Lip Balm
1. The SeaWeed Moisturizer with SPF 15, I liked this better than the Vitamin C Moisturizer . It is not greasy at all and works great with no shine or oily residue.
2. Tea Tree Toner, Liking it especially for the black head around my nose. Still deciding if it is worth the $ 11 (it is a big bottle though)
1. A white straw Fedora with black trim
2. Orange and Brown Skinny Belt
Forever 21 Haul:
1. Color Block Dress
Will be styling this soon ! I love the structured but lose fit !
2. Short Brown Hybrid Cape
Will be styling soon ! and it was such a steal at only $ 10
3. Faux Fur Scarf
Get to a F21 store now to get these really cute scarfs for a steal!
I have been trying to perfect the art of contouring my face and really checking out many of the You tube gurus to learn just that !
I found some videos very helpful and thought to link them up here so all of you can have a look minus the search, if you have some little tricks dont forget to tell me ! The last video is really informative !!
Some pointers from me :
1.It is about the brush !!! It actually does matter a lot and you need a brush like the MAC 168 or 109 or a brush that has a tapering end(angled brush)
2.For highlight using fan brush helps for nice sheer placement.
3. Matte for oily T zone or pore problems and Cream blushes and highlight work best for normal to dry skin.
Here are the videos to check out!
Hope you enjoyed and learnt from these videos !
I have been nominated by two wonderful bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award !and it feels so awesome.
Thank You Rebecca and Angel, please do check their blogs for reviews and everything about fashion!
According to the versatile blogger award blog, there are some rules you have to follow once you get nominated! Here are the rules I got from the blog:
- Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
- Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
I have already done a blogger award a while back and nominated some awesome people ! So I am just going to nominate a few people ! and really wanted to thank Rebecca and Angel for nominating me !
I love these blogs so check them out for sure!
I hope you check their blogs out ! It is amazing informative and inspiring !
If like me, you did not know about sales that happen once in four years ! you must be shocked to know about great deals online only because tomorrow is the 29th Feb !
Retailers seem to think, if it happens just once in four years, make it worth every penny !
Some Awesome Deals worth looking into:
1. Asos has free next day delivery offer only for tomorrow ! and also a 20 % discount, so if there is something you have been eyeing and want it bad and fast enough, take advantage of this one day only offer!
2. Body Shop:
The Body Shop is having a Leap Year sale, valid today and tomorrow! Get 29% off your purchase when you use code LEAPYEAR. Plus, they are having a Buy Three Get Two Free sale. Use it together to get some real neat saving s
Make sure that your products are similarly priced to maximize your savings!
Enjoy your shopping with savings !!