Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Whats In : My Bag

Hello there beauties,

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the weather as much as I am. Frankly, I am just waiting for the lovely spring/summer to come around my corner so that I can have a nice time out cause I am not a big winter fan.

Anyway moving on to my post, today I have a very interesting one and this is basically a TAG post in which I am tagging you all to share with me what you currently are carrying or have in your bag.

Basically all you have to do is share a picture of whats in your bag (and please no alterations) and if you have a blog like me, just make a post out of it mentioning all the things. It should be impromptu i.e. you should just grab your handbag, empty all the contents out, take a picture and share.

So, whom am I tagging? All of YOU! Those who are reading this …
If you do not have a blog, you can always share pictures on my facebook fan page and I’ll post them separately on my blog … fun innit?

So lets get started!!

Okay, so currently I am carrying a denim blue coloured across body satchel purse by Dorothy Perkins. Here’s a peek inside …

And here are the contents of my baggy.

  • 1-    my oyster card [used for travelling purposes]
  • 2-      random ducky, don’t know what it was doing in my purse. Its my daughter’s actually.
  • 3-      my Victoria Secrets Enchanted Apple perfume
  • 4-      Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy – in short a lip balm
  • 5-      River Island Wallet
  • 6-      My moisturiser – Johnsons Baby Moisturising Cream
  • 7-      Next Sunglasses
  • 8-      A notebook
  • 9-      Headphones
  • 10-    Another notebook with pens
  • 11-   Make up bag
  • 12-   Cellphones
  • 13-   Eco-tools brush bags with brushes
  • 14- A comb and some chewing gums.

In the inner pocket of my bag this is what's inside...

So girls, this is what I carry around with me in my bag/purse. Hope to see what you girls carry around with you as well.

Till then, have fun and stay gorgeous.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review - Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder

Hey beauties,

Hope you all are well and uptight, having the best days of your life. Wow, this seems to rhyme as well doesn’t it? anyway, today ill be presenting a review for you lovelies on the Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder by Rimmel London.  

It is basically a skin clarifying and mattifying pressed powder which aims to give you a clear and shine free skin upto 5 hrs of its wear.

Rimmel London Says:

- Pure and shine-free finish for up to 5 hours.

- Clarifies skin thanks to PureSkin TM complex known to minimize skin breakouts.

- Controls shine and mattifies skin.

- Contains Natural minerals and is dermatologically tested.

My Thoughts:

I got this item from BOOTS while browsing through the some of the beauty stands there and it immediately caught my attention with its tiffany blue packaging. I was looking for a matte translucent powder that wouldn’t give me a sparkly finish that I really don’t adore.


The Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder comes in a palm size tiffany blue coloured round tub with a transparent plastic lid. The packaging isn’t that great but considering all the powder range packaging from Rimmel, they’re all the same. So the packaging really didn’t impress me at all if it wasn’t for the tiffany blue coloured tub. Surprisingly, this product doesn't come with an applicator.


The product, as mentioned, is a pressed powder which seems as if it will give you some colour when applied, is basically a very light nude coloured pressed powder which, when applied, mattifies your skin without giving you any colour whatsoever.

It comes in a net weight of 16 gms (which makes it about 0.56 oz) and in only one shade which is Transparent.

My Verdict:

Personally, I only picked this product just because I was looking for a product that would keep my oily face looking matte through out the day. I have a combination skin but my T-zone is really oily, so I need to mattify it it keep it looking intact during the day when I am out and about. When I got to know that it is a clarifying powder and is known to minimize skin break outs (not that my skin has broken out with any powder or foundation that I have ever used), I instantly got myself one.

Frankly, I really love this product because its just so light as if you have nothing on your face. It does mattify your skin (which I wanted) without adding any hint of colour. You do need to do touch ups every now and then (probably after every 4-5 hrs if you have really oily skin) to avoid oil spillage over your face.

This product would have been even better if Rimmel gives a little more attention to the packaging of its products.

And that's me after applying this product over my foundation.

This product ranges about £4 here in the UK and is readily available in BOOTS and SUPERDRUG (and other leading pharmacies and superstores like ASDA and Sainsburys).

Would I repurchase and recommend:

Definitely!! I think it’s an amazing product for the price you pay. Its rating is about 8/10 on the website which I think is really good


Cheap and readily available

Does what it says, i.e. mattifying face and preventing breakouts.


Re-application after every 4-5 hours depending on your skin type


So ladies, I hope that you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. Let me know what mattifying product do you guys use on your face to mattify your skin and leave it in the comment below. I would love to know.

Till then, stay pretty and get gorgeous everyday.



Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Birth Story - A summary of my journey from pregnancy to giving birth ...

Hey guys,

Hope you all are doing well and making the best out of your beautiful self. Today, I am writing a very special post which is dedicated to “motherhood” and I am pretty sure that after reading this post, you’d definitely hug your mum and if your mum is not there, just hug the one who stands after her … I am just summarizing everything so that this post doesnt get boring ...

When I found out that I am expecting, I was teeming with both excitement and fret. Excitement; that I finally get to experience and feel what is called *pregnancy* and fret; whether I was ready for this huge change. The first few months (the initial 3-4 months) were monsters for me and I felt miserable. I had the most active senses; the smell and the taste … and I puked a lot. Not to mention the mood swings, and man were they terrifying and bad. All I wanted to do was to cry and just go back to my parents and never come back, or just rewind everything and get back at being single.

 But then time passed and I was on the heavenly diet of cheesecakes and gourmet ice-creams (nom nom) as I was told (by my parents and my relatives back home) that I have to eat for two. When confided by the books and the doctors, I really did have to eat for myself and no one else. Yes, I had to eat healthy but definitely not for 2! And the mood swings were still there … dammit!

Anyway, overall my pregnancy went really well apart from the morning sickness and all the vomiting from the first trimester. I was thankful to God for whatever I went through was never like my friends and God their pregnancy was really bad.

Moving on, during my 8th month of pregnancy, I could hardly walk as my pelvic bone ached really bad but still I wanted to go out and walk the whole Oxford Street, I know, silly me. But I had to walk as it was highly recommended. Anyway, my baby was due on the 24th of April and by that time, there was no sign of the baby whatsoever. Then on the night of 25th April, I started having some kind of pains which I misunderstood by what the books said, “contractions” , I was taken to my hospital where I was to give birth to. After arriving there, I was told that the pains were not contractions and I was in the first stage of labour. The pains were hideous and I thought to myself, if these aren’t contractions then what are?

The pain, then started to kick in, as in, the intensity build in and they were miserable. I haven’t felt the kind of pain before, never in my entire life. Initially I told the nurse that I will NOT take epidural whatsoever and I would just take Gas and Air (which is supposed to ease up the pain) but I decided to go with the epidural as I tried every pain killing medication given to me. Despite of all the harsh stuff I heard about Epidural, I took it nonetheless and I tell you, the moment it was given to me, I was in heaven … though my legs and lower abdomen were numb and I couldn’t feel or move them, the pain was nowhere to be found.

My labour lasted for about a day and a half (more that 36 hours ... ) which had a lot of pain in the beginning, some really tasty meals, a very lovely midwife whom I talked to and felt good and at 3 a.m. in the morning of 27th of april, my God blessed me with a baby girl who looked just like her dad (and she still does), and that was the time when I missed my mum so much that I cant tell. Although my mother in law was by my side all the time and I am utterly grateful to her for bearing with my babblings during the labour, I missed my mom so much.

I tell you guys, being a mom is NOT an easy job. I though now that I am done with this whole phase of pregnancy, I ll just chill and relax. Oh no! this is the time where you have to be on your toes! The little ones need you 24/7. Forget about sleeping in the nights as your nights will be spent with sounds of baby cry, your hands will be busy changing nappies and you’d forget what you look like as you wont find time to look at yourself in the mirror. This is my personal experience and let me tell you, I did, for some time, went into post-natal depression.

Now that my girl is 9 months old now, I wonder when will I ever go back to the life that I used to have before. Those sleeps where I used to dream about prince charming and me riding a horse where he used to take me to exotic locations for our dates! In my case, I ll have to wait for another 2 years for these dreams to kick in as my little one DOESN’T sleep throughout the night. 

My days and my nights are dedicated to her and I tell you, the feeling of watching her grow just amazes me. There she was a few months back when I was scared of holding her as she was so small and fragile .. and here she is now, babbling and all jumped up; wants to do everything she could at once…. Its just overwhelming …

And then I miss my mom again, that the daughter I am, with all the tantrums and wishes which were tolerated and fulfilled without demanding anything, I have realised what a mother’s worth is after being a mum myself. No wonder heaven lies under her feet.

They say, you’d never realise the true value of a thing or a person, without being away from them or loosing it. And I say, I have realised what my mum is for me.

I love you mum … 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Back from the ... long break I guess ... ?!?

Hey guys,

I am back .. once again .. and I know this sounds ridiculous but I have been extremely busy for the past couple of months with my family and therefore didn’t get enough time to blog and get all jazzed up. But, finally I have taken sometime out to blog and do all the things I used to do before.

So starting off, as you all know that I gave birth to a baby girl last year in April and I said that I would share with you all my “Birth Story” but then I got a bit hesitant as to whether you guys would want to read it and know about it or not. But then it later came to me, why not just write it then .. those who would like to read it, they’d just go ahead and do that and those who wont be interested may skip it.

Now what I have for you all? I tell you, I have a lot going on these days. I have reviews, hauls, my 2011 favourites, my OOTD [Outfit Of The Day] and LOTD, some tit bits of my lil angel who has become really naughty. So do stay tuned as there is a lot of catching up to do …

So, I hope you guys are as excited to see me as I am to see you all out there, hanging in my like box. Love for all the Love you guys have given me so far … !!

And a FYI, my next post will be titled as “Birth Story” which would include how my birth giving experience was and how am I experiencing the motherhood so far.

Till then, stay pretty and let me know what you guys have been up to lately ..