Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner

  Last month I saw the  Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner and was tempted to take a look. One of the reasons for my acne breakout was blackheads and my all natural, ayurvedic toners were just not helping … Continue Reading →

Forest Essentials Lavender & Neroli Light Day Lotion

I seem to be  calling a lot of FE products a “dud” of late, which is a pity as I quite like their stuff- the all natural, ayurvedic ingredients; classy packaging; divine fragrances and the way they feel on your … Continue Reading →

2 States

“2 States” brings home, at times poignantly and at times humorously, the bittersweet truth that every married Indian couple knows, often much to their cost- that in India one marries not an individual but his/her family; that the journey between … Continue Reading →

Makeup for Dummies…By a Dummy

When I googled this term, “makeup for dummies”, so many results came up that I was dumbstruck. Trust google to throw up answers to any and everything but still. As I browsed through them, one thing that stood out was … Continue Reading →

Burst of Happyness Lucky Lips Lip Balm

Named after Cliff Richards’ hit song, Lucky Lips, this “All natural creamy lip balm” from Burst of Happyness is the first product from my Bundle of Happyness haul that I’m talking about today. This is what Shreya, the lady behind … Continue Reading →

Kama Sugandhadi – Rejuvenating body treatment

As much as I like getting a nice body massage, truth be told, I don’t know much about massage oils. Ask any of the old aunts and coconut, mustard or olive oil is what they will recommend. Personally, I could … Continue Reading →

The Never-ending Saga- Weight Loss Tamasha

When I read the title of a book by Rujuta Diwekar, “Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha”, I almost died laughing- the life long struggle of women and weight couldn’t be put more succinctly or aptly. Having done this tamasha … Continue Reading →

Biotique Musk Root Hair Pack

As far as hair packs go, this has to be the most underrated product ever. It’s been around since a donkeys years, I’ve used it and loved it, yet forgotten to mention it. Long before Forest Essentials and the like … Continue Reading →

Forest Essentials Facial Treatment Masque Nourishing Mysore Sandalwood & Nagkesar

I had heard quite a few good things about this masque and that is why I went ahead and picked it up last summer. Besides, this is the only masque that Forest Essentials has for oily skin. Their options for … Continue Reading →

Hottie at Forty

                                                 “Life begins at 40”                         … Continue Reading →

Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Kashmiri Saffron & Neem

Before you think that this facial cleanser is like an inferno or anything of the sort, let me clarify. This is the book I’m reading and this is the cleanser I’m using- juxtaposed the two together for the picture- that’s … Continue Reading →

Backpackers Cafe

Having won Times Food Award for the Best Cafe in Chandigarh thrice in a row, Backpackers Cafe needs no introduction, to either the locals or the outsiders. However, winning some award, to my mind, is not always a good enough … Continue Reading →

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