Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Envy Box | April 2014

Beauty Boxes are a hot trend lately across the globe. While in India, the trend is spreading like fire among the bloggers, it takes a little while for ordinary girls like me to catch up. 

Everyone loves surprises and when it comes to a box filled with incredible beauty products, we're all aboard!

My Envy Box is one of the most recent beauty subscription boxes in India, been around for 6 months now. What sets them apart from the rest is that they only feature the luxury brands like Thalgo, Clarins and Benefit Cosmetics to quote a few favorites of mine. 

Priced at INR 850/- and subscription by invite with 25% as redeemable points at the store, this one is a great keeper. They send out 5 samples each month and I was thrilled when I opened my April's My Envy Box !

Check out the samples :

The Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional came with a comic book and it was such kickass ! I might just buy myself a full sized tube soon.

ZA True While Day Cream :
They only released ZA in india a month ago and I already have a sample, how great is that!

Eau Thermale Avene Sensitive White Whitening Essence &
H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment
Never used an Avene product before. shall try this whitening serum to see if it replaces my Clarins bottle.
Have always wanted to try something by H2O but never knew what. Finally starting with this.

Skin Yoga Coffee Body Scrub
I am a huge huge huge fan of body washes and scrubs. This one being an all natural coffee scrub, I can't wait to begin using it like a maniac ! I often make coffee scrubs myself cuz a good one is never available in stores.. this Skin Yoga pack saves me the trouble for now :)

Overall, I loved this month's My Envy Box and I will definitely subscribe again soon, since i'm slow at adapting changes in my simplistic beauty ritual. I love that the box is pink and I love how everything they send is authentic, so I can try these without worrying about the after-effects. I also received a monsoonandbeyond discount voucher that is yet another perk of the box. 

Visit My Envy Box and see if you're willing to try something new :)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Music Monday : Current Top 5

I always let laziness take over me when it comes to writing the Music Monday post. Been a few weeks since I've been away and now, I really miss it! 

To justify my absence, the weather change has really caught me bad, I'm sleepy all the time and I usually read more books when i'm awake. Read a few in the last week. Also i'm taking up little projects to create something big :) Also, i'm re-watching Gossip Girl, and damn it has some awesome music but I haven't downloaded it yet. 

Anyway, this past week, I was so very stuck on a few songs that I believed it was my duty to share them on the blog as a favor to the universe! These song are so addictive and so very beautiful that I just cant help listening to them all the time. You might have already heard them or you might be as addicted to them as I am.. but for those who don't have a clue, here are 5 songs that are on loop in my playlist. 

1. John Legend - You n I

"If your mirror won't be any clearer, I'll be the one to let you know.. all of the stars, you make em shine like they were ours"
I think, I THINK it was on Grey's Anatomy ( Maybe I watch too much TV) but I loved it instantly and I don't remember when I added to my playlist but for the last one week, it's been on repeat. Such a lovely song. <3 nbsp="" p="">

2. John Legend - All of Me

The perfect song to declsre your love, your loyalty, your heart.. that it's been already reserved for someone and you have theirs, in return. The most feel good, so very in love song. I came to know JL wrote this song with his wife in mind.. and then I made my hubby listen to it on repeat till we both fell asleep. and the next morning we both had it on our mind all day long. Such a beautiful song to be stuck in your head! :)

You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
'Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh

3. Chris Cab - Liar Liar 

This is such a mean kinda song that I loved it when I heard it on the TV. ( OKAY blame my absence on the damn TV !) Just a new guy singing a cool song about a bitchy girlfriend ;) Think you'll like if you know someone who've betrayed. Then again, don't most of us know people who betray us at some point in our life? a good track. 
Worth adding to your playlist.

4. Pharrel Williams - Happy

Oh what do I say about this song, whatever mood i'm in, you play it and I'm ready to jump around and dance like Pharrel does! Such a HAPPY song, that it's aptly named. Infact, most of us in the house would shake a leg if someone sings or hums this even on an audible tone. A track that should be made mandatory on everyone's playlist!
Watch this lyrics video, so CUTE!!!

Clap Along If You Know What Happiness Is To You.

5. Emile Sande - Clown

One song I have no words to describe. But yet, worth listening. The lyrics is good and the music is peaceful. Emile Sande reminds me a little of Leona Lewis. I like Leona Lewis hence I like her too :)

So those were the few pretty melodies I've been hooked to lately, whats on your playlist? Share with me :)

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Chic Steals : The India Circus Home Makeover

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I always have an itch for something artsy and cool. Not that you get to see it often if you drop by at my place.. just that, i'm artsy at heart. A little while ago, I came across a brand new online store that was just starting to crawl around the web and the fashion magazines.. India Circus. The name was funky and artsy both at once. At first I didn't pay much attention but soon enough, it was everywhere and I totally HAD to check out what all the fuss was about. I'd seen a few bloggers go gaga over their products so I typed up the two pretty words and explored it myself. Before I knew it, I was following India Circus everywhere.. Twitter, Insta, Pinterest and facebook ( and google plus) !

If you guys haven't heard about it yet, let me tell ya India Circus is a contemporary design label offering affordable, Indo-centric, and sophisticated designs by renowned designer Krsna Mehta, Design Director of India Circus. I follow Mr Mehta on instagram and love his artistic eye for the simplest things, his subtle sense of humor and his down to earth nature is often reflected in his posts. Very often do we come across simple people who create great things. :)

The collections offer various life-style products, ranging from home decor to personal accessories. India Circus designs seek to introduce modern sensibilities to Indian aesthetic traditions.  The brand is a curation of diverse and distinct moods and tones that Mr.Mehta identifies as his vision of contemporary India. The vibrancy of colors and modern sensibility, combined with the nuanced heritage of the designs, makes each piece created at India Circus exceptional & makes it a truly flamboyant act.

The India Circus product range includes Home Decor, Furniture, Dinning Accessories, Personal Accessories, Stationary, Apparel & Fabrics. What's even more fabulous is that they keep introducing something new in every few days. Just recently introduced are wallets and spectacle cases that I'm lusting over!

Every India Circus product is designed, cleverly understanding the style and sensibility of today’s customers, with something special for every corner of the home from luminescent lamps, colourful cushion covers, quirky kitchenware and picturesque pieces of art to beautiful bags and stylish personal accessories like laptop cases, tablet sleeves, sippers, notebooks and more. Sophistication, with a dash of Indian-ness is the thought behind each of the creations with the underlying aim of offering aesthetically-designed, modern day ,ethnic-chic products that are the epitome of Great Style . Great Quality. Great Price !

I browsed through their website a while ago and made a list of stuff to shop for my room after I'd saved up enough to splurge. But yesterday my joy was over bound when I saw the Mega Sale sign all over India Circus!! The stuff I loved the most is discounted as much as 74% !! Check it out at the Mega Sale Corner! So I can quirk up my room with awesome India Circus products under an itsy bitsy 5K budget. 

6  Things Under 5K :

1. The Bohemian White Treillage Table Lamp is something I would totally have by my bedside. Gorgeous and Exquisite describes it most aptly.

2. Fab Umbrella Cushion Cover and Chirping Birds Cushion Cover priced at 295 and 290 respectively are the coolest among the super cool collection of cushion covers and getting these at prices less than half is such a score!

3. The Palace Arch Doormat : priced at  INR 456 under the sale, this one was the first India Circus item that I ever saw and loved! Vibrant and classy, makes a room cool right when you enter it ;)

4. Amber Glass and Scalloped Black Iron Lattice Hurricane candle base is just perfect for the Mughal Coins Pillar Candle .. yet again fabulous on the bedside table to set the mood when that's all that you need.

5. Black & White Semi Circle Maze Platter is just perfect for placing trinkets by the dressing table. Walk around the closets of a few named fashion bloggers and you'll see something like this for sure, unbelievably this gorgeous platter is priced just at 464 under the Mega Sale Corner!

6. For Hire framed wall art is so cool and retro.. reminds me of Mumbai cab rides, I so very miss being in Mumbai! This and a few other pieces of art are discounted as low as 58% !

Those are things on my wishlist under the Mega Sale Corner at India Circus. Why don't you head over and grab something creatively fabulous priced so low and makeover your home while staying under the budget. :)

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Friday, March 7, 2014

It's Been Six Years

It's been 6 years of blogging. So many things can happen in Six Years. You can go to college like a normal teenager, you can graduate like an almost adult, you can fall in love, you can get your heart broken and you can realize what love actually is, you can get married, you can fail at your dreams, you can get back on your feet and try to make your dreams come true again, you can discover a soul mate, you can get detached, you can be so under the radar that even the person closest to you starts to wonder who you really are, you can get back to who you've really been with a million things different around you and you can try again, you can plan your future and you can dream all day about it when the entire world is headed in a different direction, you can gain friends, you can lose best friends and you can try to get them back, you can find yourself and you can get lost in your own head.

All those things and so many more happened to me, happened with me .. all in six years. Some things were shared with you, on this very blog and some were so damn joyous or heartbreaking that I gave my blog a break from the emotions and kept them to myself. Through all these stages of life in the past 6 years, whether I had many friends by my side or none, when my own bed felt like a strange island, I knew I had one thing where I could say what I wanted to and revere in it.. this blog. There were instances when I was questioned about this too but those were too little compared to the ones that made me feel like this was the best damn place in the whole wide world.

Somewhere along the way of this little journey, I discovered so many new people that I related with and who related with me that it was unimaginable how someone could not have a blog like this to write their heart out. There is always someone somewhere going through the same phase as you, after all. 

When I woke up this morning, I didn't realise why my brain was suddenly reminiscing every memorable event i'd had in the past few years. By noontime, I was so confused with it all that I decided to write them down in case I ever suffered amnesia! And then when I was reminded of the blogoversary, I simply smiled.

This blog was created so I could write. Not the write sarcastically about politicians or make random fiction but write whatever was lingering in my heart. Through all these life changes I left touch with the paper and touchscreen phone made me lose touch with the keys and I became the one who kept it all in herself. Today, I started writing again and although I fail at keeping promises, I promised myself to write, write  a lot and make it my thing till I go crazy cuz at least then I'd go crazy doing something that makes me happy!

That's all I had to say right now, Thank You for coming here each time, It matters a lot !

 Happy Blogoversary To Me! :)

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