On a day at home

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This is me on a day at home. As a freelance journalist I get to pick my working hours and assignments for the most part. So on days I don’t feel like going to work, I enjoy sitting at home with a mug of iced tea and a good book in my hands.

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I’ve just begun to read What’s New, Pussycat by Alexandra Potter.  I’ve read two books of hers previously which were good enough to prompt me to make another purchase.  This one is centered on the life of Delilah whose boyfriend has just proposed.  Unlike a normal person who would be ecstatic and overjoyed,  Delilah does nothing of the sort. Instead,  she packs her belongings and heads to London in search of greener pastures.  Pfft! Sordid she is!  In search for a new life and new man, she happens to meet TWO! Everything seems perfect but perfection only leads to boredom in my books. Delilah has everything she’s ever wanted – a glamorous life and a fabulous new home. She’s a whole new self too. Well ain’t that the problem now…. I’m going to find out!

Have a good day everyone!  Xoxo

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For hair that shines….

I’m not one to use a lot of nonsense products on my hair apart from shampoo and conditioner. However, I happened to find the Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment a super-dee-duper product indeed!

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I absolutely love the fact that it has Moroccan argan oil in it. Surprisingly there isn’t any oily residue once used. A drop or two is all you really need and the formula is instantly absorbed and conditions the hair. I use it after a shower but instructions note it can be used in the shower as a conditioner or on dry hair to add shine and tame frizz. When using it on wet hair, it adds softness. I have to admit that my hair does remain smooth and sleek for a good 2-3 days! Many others have mentioned the fragrance being overbearing but I happen to love it 🙂 🙂

Great buy indeed! I’d definitely repurchase it 🙂

Night time ritual

My nighttime ritual is pretty simple really. Apart from just washing my face with a splash of cool water, I love pampering my feet before I get into bed. So I’m going to take you all through my nighttime ritual for my feet! 

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So these are products I have purchased from Spa Ceylon Ayurveda.  It is undoubtedly my favourite store in Colombo to go for bath and body products.  Plus, everything is made of natural and herbal ingredients which makes them all more great! There is the Green Mint Cooling Foot Relief which is typically like a lotion.  Then there is the Green Mint Refreshing Foot Mist. Added to that are the two tubs of Green Mint Cooling Foot Scrub and Green Mint Reviva Foot Soak.

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The cooling foot relief is meant to soften and revive worked tired feet.  It’s ideal for treating dryness as well as rough and cracked heels. It smoothens and softens the feet.  Plus it’s also meant to guard against moisture loss. How cool is that?! I love getting a whole dollop of it and rubbing it all over my feet including between my toes and especially my heels. The aroma is somewhat under toned and doesn’t come through too strong. Texture however is not something I like so as soon as I’m done, I spray on the foot mist!

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The refreshing foot mist is a daily favourite.  I love spraying it on my feet even before heading out for the day.  The pure peppermint aroma instantly soothes while the organic lemongrass naturally deodorises the feet. Two to three sprays and my feet feel fabulous!

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The cooling foot scrub is another top favourite.  The lime peel and volcanic minerals remove away rough patches and hard skin while the peppermint and lemongrass cools, refreshes and controls foot odour. A good dollop and a nice scrub-a-dub-dub and your feet are good to go.

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The reviva foot soak comes after the scrub. The directions say you’ve got to use just two tablespoons of it in a basin of warm water but I use close to three! I then soak my feet in it for about 15 minutes and easily wash off. Again, the aroma is fabulous and you do feel relaxed after using it.

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As you can see, the soak is quite grainy and has peppermint,  nirgungi, lemongrass and black turmeric.

There you have it! I hope the post encourages some of you to purchase some of the same products.  These are just as good as The Body Shop peppermint range. 

Night night! Xoxo

Sunday’s look

I’m not much of a Sunday bubbly person but I thought I’d make an effort to dress up a bit today.

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My usual day look comprises of either jeans or leggings, a kurta and of course a shawl (also known as a scarf). Today I’m wearing my baby pink jeans from I bought from Odel sometime mid last year. My ethnic kurta is an online purchase from Global Desi.  It’s one of my favourite online shopping sites and they deliver worldwide for INR1,500. It’s got a bit of black on white print and floral motifs in pink and orange.  So obviously I paired it with my fuchsia pink shawl from Westside.

Accessories for today include a tiny black and white floral barrette, flip flops and my Jessica Simpson strap bag 🙂

Have a great day everyone! Xoxo

Spa Ceylon Ayurveda Ceylon Tea and Ylang Body Butter

1381468_10152044103333413_743586217_nI’m not a huge body butter fan because the texture really doesn’t get to me but I got this Ceylon Tea and Ylang body butter as a gift after attending a launch by Spa Ceylon Ayurveda and I must admit, I love it!

Suitable for all skin types, it includes white tea, green tea, black tea, virgin coconut, almond, rice bran, olive, honey, ylang ylang and tuberose. Trust me when I say the aroma is fabulous. I admit the fragrance of tuberose come across quite well and fused with the tea and ylang and that’s something I love, so I ain’t complaining! I also love the texture, not too buttery but not too sloppy upon application either. This was a travel-size product so I can’t wait to get my hands on the actual size one for a much longer use.