Skin care – new additions

I’m not one to use too many products on my face. For the most part I scrub, wash and cleanse; that’s about it.

I’ve been using Clean & Clear products for the past five years or so and they’ve worked wonders on my skin. Unfortunately the stuff I was using were getting a little dated so I ordered two new products – the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser and Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash.

Clean & Clear

First up the Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser. I simply love this product for multiple reasons. It’s got these micro beads and fragrance that truly wakes you up in the morning and makes you feel super fresh. The bottle says it’s also got an oxygen infused formula and deep cleans for visibly healthier skin. I must say my skin has improved very much since I started using this two weeks back. It totally cleanses my skin and removes impurities.

Directions for use – Simply wet face with water. Work on one squeeze of the cleanser into a gentle lather. The micro bursting beads then release skin healthy antioxidants. Next, gently massage the lather all over the face avoiding the eye area. I like to concentrate on my cheekbones and chin area because that’s my problem areas. After less than a minute its time to rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

At night my go to product is the Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash. True to its name, this formula emulates a fragrance that totally relaxes you and helps you wind down for the night. It washes away daily build up with sea minerals and sea kelp extract leaving my skin clean and relaxed.

Directions for use – Simply wet face with water as usual. Although it doesn’t say, I like working one squeeze of the product into a light lather.  It’s got airy bubbles that give off a light scent as you do this and then I gently massage it onto my face. Again I focus on my problem areas as well as my t zone to get rid of impurities while avoiding the eye area. This face wash does wonders getting rid of dirt and oil and after washing off thoroughly its time to pat dry.

I’m super glad with my purchases because they do exactly as described on the bottles. Occasionally I also use the Morning Burst Facial Scrub but these two are my too favourites now. They retail for somewhere between $4-5 at Walmart which I think is a fantastic buy for products as good as these.


Weekly snap

Healthy bowl of pomegranate

I love taking pictures of whatever I eat (not something uncommon these days!) Ha ha! And I’ve seen some bloggers post a snap a week and thought I’d like to do that too. So this is my version of a weekly snap – I’ll be posting something that really caught my eye, favourite food, places I’d like to visit and also most loved products! 

For my first snap I’m featuring a bowl of pomegranate. I love the juicy flavour that oozes out with a crunchy bite although I don’t like the hassle of breaking the fruit and having to clear out the juicy seeds. Pomegranate juice is another favourite of mine! Yum yum!


Neon yelloooooow


Still on the subject of summer and neon. It doesn’t get old really. For me, shopping in Sri Lanka and finding something in neon is like finding a diamond in my cereal – very unlikely! But I do skim through fashion magazines online and look around on what’s trending on Pinterest and it seems like the neons are still a rave.

One colour in particular is catching everyone’s eye. The neon yellow. It almost looks like it’s got lime green undertones but comes across as a strong yellow in the sunlight.  The above picture shows classic and simple ways of putting together an outfit with a single neon item – a skirt, blouse or belt.

Easy funky look

It’s easy to accessorise with a neon item because you can either choose to play up the colour or down. Further accessorising it with funky bright colours will play up your complete look whereas mixing it with some nudes will tone it down.

Don’t be afraid to use neon accessories like belts, scarves,  clutch bags and even chunky necklaces. These will further enhance your complete look. Don’t worry about matching things all round, simply mix and match as you please and create a new look.

Florals and neon

Bet you didn’t think neon could be paired with a floral but take a look at the above picture for example;  it creates a diverse chic look on the whole when you do.

I’m still on the lookout for neon accessories which I would like to pair with some of my outfits. If you do happen to find a store, comment below and let me know! In the meantime I think I’ll continue to browse the Internet…


Melon & Plum

I’ve been on a lipstick/lip balm rampage these past few weeks. I’m not too sure I should stick to the usual colours of reds, pinks and nudes so my purchases have been a bit adventurous lately.

I’m going to show two of the lipsticks I got on my blog today.  The first is Berry Couture from the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick range.

Berry Couture

On a personal note I kinda feel it has a plumy effect too as many as a berry look. The texture and pigmentation is commendable. The colour glides on with ease but I did apply it over twice to get the shade as seen in the above picture. Overall I’m happy with this selection.  Can’t say much about the packaging because it’s simple and typical but I do like the clean finish.

Next is Melon Shimmer from the Estee Lauder pure colour range.

Melon Shimmer

This is sooooo not something I would usually ever pick up but I decided to be a bit daring with this one and just go with it. It’s quite a pigmented melon peach like colour. Texture was nothing much but it did stay on without smudging for some hours. I did like the packaging at all. It comes in a barbie pink tube with a gold band at the centre; again, so not something I would usually pick up. But. .oh well!

If you’ve tried out these colours before do comment below and let me know your thoughts!  Have a great day everyone! Xoxo

3D pair

Got myself a new pair of silver/metallic like earrings. My sister sends me the most amazing gifts and this is just one of them :)I haven’t seen them come back into style or whatever but I have always liked earrings with a 3D dimensional sort of effect and this pair is quite like that.

New earrings

Aren’t the details adorable?


Mixing prints

Mixing colours and prints

Here’s a look at what I wore last afternoon when I had to run a few errands and meet friends over a cup of coffee.

Kept my outfit simple; wore slim fit grey pants from Kelly Felder and paired it with a plain red tee. I decided to pump up my look with a gorgeous printed red shawl and new handbag.

The shawl is cotton and something I hadn’t accessorised with before. The bag is new as well; my sister sent it to me all the way from Canada. I know the prints don’t match but I liked the overall mixed prints look so I just went with it!

Have you been mixing prints lately? 



All black!

Went out to dinner with my gal pals for an Indonesian food promotion held at Hilton Colombo Residencies last night. Here’s what I wore for the occasion:

Sleeveless black dress from Mondy
Black leggings from H&M
Black bolero from Kelly Felder
Silver necklace from Dressup
Kitten heels I received as a gift



Kasuni Rathansuriya is a designer who is highly focussed on eco-friendly practices to create an environmental sound product under the name KŨR. Her label features beeralu and handmade crocheted lace and she was also the recipient of the British Council Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year for 2011.


Looking at her collections throughout the years, it is significant to see minimal accessories. All of them are handmade and made with wood, beads and pearls, crochet/beeralu lace and natural seeds. The designer believes the above range of raw materials will sit with her delicate lace collection. These accessories are authentic as well as contemporary, and is also a showcase of the detailed workmanship.

Nothing beats a beeralu lace outfit and a pearl necklace
Nothing beats a beeralu lace outfit and a pearl necklace

“There are artisans who write to my website regarding their craft and I once met an artisan who makes accessories out of natural seeds. I really liked the idea and developed a few statement necklaces for the Portland Fashion Week 2014 collection. There is no ambiguity on the class of workmanship apart from the strong natural preservative smell which they add to the seeds for its durability” said Kasuni.

Necklaces and bracelets made of lotus, madatiya and kiridiya seeds
Necklaces and bracelets made of lotus, madatiya and kiridiya seeds
Wooden bracelets
Wooden bracelets

Personally, I love her accessories because I too love the minimalistic look. It’s not too overbearing or loud. Instead it makes a statement by just being contemporary and one of a kind. The colours may be muted but that doesn’t bring it down on any fashion level. The madatiya seeds are perhaps the most loud and bold in that sense but work well mixed with the other seeds and beads to create pieces that almost seem timeless in their own way.

For more information check out her FB page – KŨR Collection


Violet Eyes

I have plenty and more gifts I received when I got married and I’m discovering products every week. This is one more – Violet Eyes eu de parfum.

Gorgeous packaging

Description on the bottle suggests its named after the iconic actress’s captivating eyes. The fragrance is quite lovely; flowery, indulging and sensuous. I wouldn’t spray it on more than twice because it comes on quite strong but I like it nevertheless.

For something interesting to wear for the evening, this would make a great pick.


Saturday night out look

My look

With Japanese on the menu for our Saturday night out, I decided to keep my look minimalistic. 

My knee length black and white kurta was something I purchased a while back from India but had only worn it on a few occasions. I paired it with a black pair of leggings and chiffon shawl. It’s got pretty bead work down the front as can be see in the picture above.  The sleeves have a bit of red and bit morw bead work that give it an interesting look. On my feet are a casual pair of black kitten heels I got as a gift.

Happy Sunday all! 🙂