I absolutely love my Pretty Nails nail polish remover. I’ve got the one that is strengthening and is of a conditioning formula. It’s also in my favourite colour lilac! A few drops on a cotton pad is all I really need to remove the polish off one entire hand. I press the soaked pad on a nail, hold it there for a couple of seconds and a scrub or two later it’s done. Really is as easy as that. On the the back of the bottle is says the formula also helps retain moisture and adds strength and resiliency for more beautiful nails. Great product!
A new bath and body range was introduced in town and I was invited to the launch of its fifth store at Commons (Flower Road). Luvesence is a youthful brand of bath and body products that are based around five key ingredients including the ever favourite strawberry, mandarin and jasmine.
Basically the brand is meant for the youth of the country – bright and fun colours that are very attractive and luscious fragrances that are tempting to the senses. They’ve also got adorable gift packs that are ideal to giveaway when the occasion calls for it. Some of the packing reminded me of those done by Bath and Body Works but hey the to be quite frank, these fragrances come no where close to how good they are.
That’s the little gift pack I received at the launch. It includes body lotion and shower gel in Wild Strawberry and Spanish Jasmine.
Here’s a closer look at the items. I’m yet to give them a try but I did get a whif of the fragrances. I love the Spanish Jasmine fragrance for sure. Wild Strawberry on the other hand has a bit of a fake and unnatural whif to it. I know many brands are unable to get the fragrance right but this is just downright disappointing. Plus points are they are paraben free, not tested on animals, alcohol free and 100% vegetarian.
So yesterday’s shopping trip was quite fruitful – I got to check out some new bling at Backstage, Odel and also purchased two items of clothing myself. Looks like the chunky necklace trend is running strong as are the black and white tone of clothing.
As you can see there’s plenty in polka dots, florals and even checkered prints.
I on the other hand went on to purchase two knee length dresses in bright and summery hues. I’ll obviously wear them as tops – with jeans to match or leggings. Take a look!
The one on the top is quite a bright number but I love the colours. This one has got a cuff like sleeve with a folded edge and is shorter in the front and longer in the back. The fabric is quite soft which is an added plus point for purchasing it. The bottom dress is a chilled out summer dress with a worked neckline as you can see. No sleeves on this one but I can always pair it with a bolero. It’s made out of cotton so I can’t wait to wear it to work or lunch with my girlfriends.
Much love! Xoxo
Here’s a little sneak peak of my favourite bling rings 🙂
On the top left is a family heirloom. It’s a silver antique ring that was gifted to me before I got married. It goes with anything I wear but I prefer wearing it on special family occasions. The ring on the top right is a gold and white gold one. It’s actually my mother’s but she let’s me wear it whenever I like which is most of the time. On the bottom left is my top favourite ring. It’s an opal with diamonds and I’m very careful about when I wear it. The last time I wore it was for Colombo Fashion Week held early last month. The final picture shows my favourite rings including some others I like 🙂
Here I am ready to go out to do some shopping! The excitement got to me and I thought I’d add a little girly trinket and went on to wearing my flower power hairpin 🙂
Here’s a closer look at my cute hairpin. It’s made of printed cloth and I got it a few years back from Odel. It doesn’t matter what I’m wearing or where I’m going – this cutie is ideal anyways 🙂 I’ve got two more – one in cute white polka dots and another in pure white.
Off I go! Xoxo
Ever heard of achcharu? In short its a type of pickle made in Sri Lanka and enjoyed as a side dish and as well as a snack. There are plenty of varieties available (spicy, sour and sweet) with vegetables and fruits. My favourites are the ones made out of fruits like raw mangoes, pineapple and ambarella.
The Good Market was initiated sometime last year and has caught on quite well in Colombo. It’s a fair like event that brings together people who grow organic produce like vegetables and fruits, bake, craft products out of natural and hand made items and sell them all in the same place.
It’s held on Thursdays by the Diyawanna Oya, Saturdays at the Reid Avenue Race Course and Sundays at the Crescat outdoor car park. I love dropping by on Sundays so that I can get my hands on some yummy cakes, fresh fruit juice and of course achcharu!
I love the cakes by both Butter Boutique and The Cakery. Each mouthful is moist and so yummilicious all the time. Last week I had a chocolate creme tart and then I tried a strawberry shortcake which was super delicious.
There’s also fruity popsicles, homemade ice creams, peanut butter cake, lemon meringue, all sorts of cheesecake, cookies and brownies and more. Sounds too tempting right?
Happy Sunday! Xoxo