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Monday, May 19, 2014

Day 3 at Mauritius: UnderSea Walk and Selfies


Let me tell you a little secret ~ I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM, there I said it, I will be soon taking classes though. hehe.... But then you need not know how to swim, for Undersea Walk. Isn't that a great news?

One thing I really wanted to try out was UNDERSEA WALK, which we missed on our honeymoon to BALI. But this time I did not want to miss the opportunity and was really excited to give it a try.

After breakfast, in a coach we departed for a full day excursion to Ile Aux Cerfs, which is an emerald lagoon on the east coast. From the jetty we were taken on a speedboat to the island, where we had the day free to indulge in beach and water sports activities at our own expense.

panoramic view

We had already done Jet Ski and Parasailing so we, actually I wanted to try Banana Boat Ride, which was really bumpy lol..

For our next activity i.e. UnderSea Walk, we were taken to a diving platform in the middle of the sea. Upon arrival to the platform, we received a pre-departure briefing on the gear, the local marine life, on safety procedures and on the underwater walking trail.

middle of nowhere

Then, with the help of a guide, we were taken down the ladder ~ at this point of time, I really wanted to back out because I was really scared and the water was really very very cold :)

 A helmet with a transparent visor was placed on our head (a special apparatus which allows normal breathing under the water). The helmet was god damn heavy and I got bruised shoulders too because of that :( 

The Life Guards took us underwater and accompanied us throughout the walk to guarantee maximum safety. I was hardly being able to walk maybe because of my short height ( 5" tall ), but had fun walking between corals, seeing variety of fish, and discovering the rich sea life underwater in the crystal clear blue water of the lagoon. Also posing and feeding the fishes. It was an awesome experience.

For lunch, we went to the La Chaumière Masala Restaurant, nestled in thatched kiosk on the hillside of Ile aux Cerfs Island, which offered quite affordable, home-like contemporary Indian Vegetarian Cuisine. The restaurant is crowned by a tree-top canopy which gives a fresh atmosphere to the whole setting.





Finally the food arrived ~ North-Indian Thali

We spent rest of the day lying down, under the sun, absorbing the scenic beauty and taking funny selfies.



way back home err resort
It was a helluva day and we had too much of fun :) BTW, I lost this cowl neck sweater from Allen Solly at the Mauritius Airport :(

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lakme 9 to 5 Crease Less Lip Balm ~ Price and Swatches


Description
Caress your lips with a tinge of peach, or stroke them up with sinful caramel. Settle for the classic pink, or try a rosy spark for a change. Would you love some playful ginger at times, or maybe the charming coral glow? Lakmé 9 to 5 Crease-less Lip Balm is your everyday office essential available in six vivacious shades. Its ultra-creamy texture glides smoothly on your lips, covering the creases. SPF 15, vitamin E, olive oil and jojoba oil keep them nourished and healthy.

Price
Rs. 400

Shades
They come in 6 shades namely Rose Affair, Ginger Suit, Peach Energy, Caramel Review, Coral Charm and Pink Impression

Swatches


Haven't bought any, but I found the packaging really cute and travel friendly. It looks more like a lip gloss to me. Personally, I liked Rose Affair, Coral Charm and Pink Impression. Lakme 9 to 5 Crease Less Lip Balm is also available online.
xox

Monday, May 12, 2014

Things you should never say to someone with acne

DISCLAIMER: This post is nothing to do with anyone, PERSONALLY!!


I had pretty clear skin until last year. Also, I hardly broke out during my teens. But, after returning from a vacation abroad, my skin started breaking out real bad  ~ first the left cheek and then right and the whole thing was like never ending. I had really painful cystic acne that would leave ugly marks behind. It was and still is really devastating.

I was really self-conscious and insecure. I hardly use to go out and take pictures ( I am a selfie addict BTW ). 

But things get even worse when people especially friends and close relatives, not meaning to hurt though, keep commenting again and again, pointing towards your face. I swear it does not feel good at all. I was irritated to such an extent that I started saying that "who ever comments on my face now, they will surely have acne". I know that sounds mean but what am I supposed to do.

So, here I have jotted down few things you should  never ever say to someone who is dealing with acne or acne marks. Trust me, its not cool.

1. Oh my god, what happened to your skin, you used to have flawless skin ~ I know right and I am doing my best to make things fall into place.



2, Oh My God!! You look so ugly SANS makeup ~ Trust me people say that and it hurts :( So, please stop saying that already.



3, Have you seen a dermatologist, FILL IN THE BLANK is the best in town ~ Oh really, why didn't this thing come in my mind. 



4. Try this FILL IN THE BLANK home remedy, it worked for my friend ~ I am so through with this home remedy shit thing and it does not work for me. 



5. I told you not to use so much of makeup ~  This is the most irritating thing to hear, I swear.



6. I think you should not use makeup now ~ Ok, so what am I supposed to do? Walk around with ugly acne and acne marks and scare people. 



7. Drink lots and lots of water and don't eat junk food ~ oh really??



8. Its just acne, why are you so bothered ~ It was just a slap, why are you so bothered??



9. I can't even notice it, you look beautiful to me ~ Now, you know who says this but its not helping either honey :(



Hope, those of who are dealing with ACNE and ACNE MARKS could relate to this post and it made you feel better. Do let me know in the comments below, the weirdest comment you have ever heard.

GIFs courtesy http://giphy.com/
xox

Friday, May 9, 2014

9 Must-Have Coral Lipsticks


Summers are here screaming bright colors and pretty lipsticks. So, here I am with 9 coral lipsticks you should totally own. I had taken these pictures last year ( I KNOW :P ) and since then I have added many more in my stash because I am a total sucker for coral lipsticks. I will surely share them with you some other time. 

Coming back to the post, I have swatched and reviewed most of the lipsticks listed below. All of them are my favourite and I love wearing all of them.


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1. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait ~
Its sheer but such a pretty color. Also, it's almost my MLBB (My Lips But Better) lipstick. Why I say that, read HERE

2. Maybelline Superstay 14HR Lipstick in Keep Me Coral ~
This is one of my favourite lipstick. I wear it mostly when I wear traditional dresses. It really compliments them.  Read more HERE

3. Maybelline Colorsensational Moisture Extreme Lipcolor in Bronze Orange ~
My most worn lipstick. I just love wearing it, be it day or night. Read more HERE

4. Revlon Moisturestay Lipcolor in Strawberry ~
Again a gorgeous color. This was the first lipstick that I had swatched for the blog. Read more HERE

5. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach ~
Its not very pigmented but still a lovely color. Read more HERE

6. MAC Lustre Lipstick in See Sheer ~
I think most of you must be having this lipstick already. But the ones who does not own it, my advice to you is, GO GET IT NOW. Again, my most worn lipstick. I love love love it. I will be repurchasing it forever.

7. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Color Balm in Mega Melon ~
Now thats a funny name, if you know what I mean. lol. Pretty color with very fine gold shimmer. I wont say its must have but I quite like it. 

8. Lakme Lip Love Conditioner in Siren ~
I dont know if this one is still available. I find the packaging really cute and carry it in my bag most of  the time. The color is bit on the orange side.Also, the swatch looks pigmented but it looks sheer on lips. Smells like vanilla. I like applying it during the daytime when I am not in the mood of wearing a lipstick

9. Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Papaya ~ 
I know I keep saying this but this is one of my favourite Lipgloss. Its so pretty and quite pigmented for a gloss. Read more HERE



Hope you enjoyed the post. Do let me know what is your summer must have lipstick.
xox

Monday, May 5, 2014

Day 2 At Mauritius: Palazzo-ing


Second day consisted of mostly sightseeing. The weather was unpredictable. It was drizzling for starters, so I had to carry my one and only blazer with me. The day was quite gloomy when we reached the temple as you can see in the picture below.

Bronze Statue of Lord Shiva ~ Tallest Statue in Mauritius 

Rest of the day went by, exploring Chamarel, a small village located in south west part of Mauritius. The weather was windy and kind of chilly when we reached there.

Chamarel Waterfalls
Pic Courtesy ~ http://amazinglist.net

Chamarel - Seven colored earths
Pic Couresy ~ http://amazinglist.net

The Seven Coloured Earth(s) are a geological formation and is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow).

Giant Tortoise
Pic Courtesy ~  http://mauritius.genosy.com




Yummy Samosas for Lunch

Neon Yellow Studded Top ~ Shoppers Stop, Leopard Print Palazzo and Strappy Flats ~ Thrifted, White and Rold Gold Watch ~ CK, Aviator ~ Rayban, Sling Bag ~ Hidesign

By the end of the day, after having our dinner, we went to a Casino at Port Louis which was quite far from the resort. But it was not so impressive and the crowd was also quite cheap.

Talking a little bit about the OUTFIT, the whole day I was so comfortable in the palazzo, I can't tell you. Was in a mood of experimenting so, paired them with a neon yellow studded top with a zip at the back. I had worn a pair of flip flops then but you can wear whatever you want. For the makeup, I had kept it quite simple with kohl and liquid liner :)

Few days back, I had  received this lime green Silicone  iPhone cover from Romwe, isn't it so pretty :) The quality is also quite impressive. I think I am going to buy few more colors in it :)

Hope you enjoyed the post. Do let me know in the comments below if you would like to see more of Outfits posts on my blog. Also, the pictures were taken with my iphone so excuse me for the picture quality.

See Day 1 At Mauritius HERE :)
xox

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 1 At Mauritius: TAMASSA, Bel Ombre

Pic Courtesy ~  http://www.tamassaresort.com

We had put up at TAMASSA Resort, Bel Ombre and the place was breathtaking. The weather there was awesome that time (mid-september). The beach, greenery around, swimming pools, the cottages ~ I was in awe with everything. 

Pic Courtesy ~  http://www.tamassaresort.com

This is how the cottage looked like from the outside. It consisted of 4 rooms I think (not sure).

Our Room
Pic Courtesy ~  http://www.tamassaresort.com

View from the balcony
Pic Courtesy ~  http://www.tamassaresort.com
The whole day we did nothing but enjoy the glass boat ride, the view & sit back and relax at the beach restaurant, sippling on the mocktails and freshly brewed beer

Pic Courtesy ~  http://www.tamassaresort.com
the sun was too bright :(


 wind blowing my hair away :)

 The beach restaurant and bar, Playa
Pic Courtesy ~  http://www.tamassaresort.com



xox
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