Body Shop launch in Colombo 



Organisational DIY’s

Sometimes I tend to do things without realizing. Like organising. Yes, I organise my things without me realising and I actually quite like it when it happens. I noticed the other day I had organised a few bits and bobs and thought I should share the tips with you all.


I had this little rectangular basket in one of the bathroom cupboards. I didn’t realise that I had stored all my little sample tit bits and travel sized lotions, hand creams and shower gels in it. So here’s a step by step guide as to how I re-organised them just for you all to see. Oh, I’ve got a mini candle in there too, a face exfoliating thing (I think I’ve used it only once or twice), an extra travel toothbrush, hand sanitizer, a soap bar and a tub of Vaseline. I find that they all fit inside quite well and was easily stored without looking too shabby.


Now, this I know I put together with a lot of thought because I do value all the products I’ve bought and also received by Spa Ceylon. Yes, I have quite a few things and yes, I do use nearly each and every one of them. On the far right I’ve placed all the hair care products in this floral jewellery holder. The middle includes all the foot care products like my favourite foot mist with peppermint! The left holds the two foot soak tubs and the centre front part holds travel sized shower gels, a body scrub and a compress which I am yet to use with one of the bath and body oils.


Now this is something I’ve made use of instead of just hoarding it somewhere in my closet. I got a gift set from Victoria’s Secret and the products came in this vibrant pink heart-shaped case. Once the products were used up, I didn’t quite know what to do with it so here’s how I’ve organised a few other essentials of mine. I’ve got an extra face scrub in there along with a scented candle (lavender my favourite!), my L’Oreal eyes and lips makeup remover, and my lavender bath salts. See how pretty they look, all organised together 🙂

I hope this somewhat gave you all an idea as to how every day items can be used to organise other bits and bops around your space.


Spa Ceylon Ayurveda opening in Mumbai, India

I’ve probably mentioned this as couple of times before that I am a huge fan of the Spa Ceylon Ayurveda products. This is a Sri Lankan brand of products and they recently opened a branch in Mumbai, India.

Take a look!
Take a look!

Here’s the press release that was circulated:

Spa Ceylon – Sri Lanka’s premier spa lifestyle brand – has just marked its entry to India’s highly lucrative luxury wellness sector with the grand launch of its flagship boutique in Mumbai’s fashionable Bandra Linking Road up-market shopping strip. Sri Lankan born Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez was among the exclusive guests list gracing the occasion. The brand already having an ardent Indian following, was greeted with much excitement and fanfare with extensive media coverage of the event.

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez

This is the 1st occasion a luxury Sri Lankan wellness brand has entered India. The unique Ceylonese themed single-brand Spa Ceylon boutique indulges shoppers with welcoming calming aromas and soothing signature melodies in the background. Offering fastidious Indian shoppers an assortment of more than 200 options in indulgent aromatic Ayurveda personal care, luxurious home aromas and Spa Ceylon’s pampering gift collections, the store is already welcoming a Bollywood celebrity clientele.

International Expansion

In India, Spa Ceylon plans to open up to 4 more stores in Mumbai & also unveil a signature Spa Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda spa in Mumbai by year end, with expansions planned to other major metros across India, totaling to 25 locations over the next 2 years.

Internationally, Spa Ceylon’s current presence in Istanbul, Turkey; Moscow, Russia; Fukuoka, Japan and more recently in Mumbai, India, will be further expanded over the next few months. The next store openings are scheduled for August ’14 in Singapore’s fashionable Orchard Road, with stores at Kuala Lumpur’s up-market KLCC Mall (September ’14), Korea’s hip Seoul shopping district (October’14) and waterside in the Maldives capital (October ’14) scheduled to open thereafter.

Founders - Shiwantha and Shalin
Founders – Shiwantha and Shalin

Expanding in Sri Lanka, later this year, Spa Ceylon is scheduled to open a Dutch heritage themed boutique and spa in the Galle Fort, a royal Kandyan themed spa in a five-star resort in Kandy and another plush boutique in Colombo, expanding their network to 15 locations across the island.

Unique Ceylonese Identity

Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic royal spa rituals and luxury product formulae designed to soothe, calm and relax the body, mind and soul. The unique designed jewel green bottles inscribed with Sinhala text and natural formulae enriched with local herbs and essential oils give these luxury Ayurveda products a true Ceylonese identity.

Range of products
Range of products

The products are free of harmful surfactants, chemical bleaches, petroleum-paraffin derivatives & ingredients of animal origin, while being mostly naturally preserved. They are alcohol free, 100% vegetarian, not tested on animals, contain sustainably harvested & community trade sourced ingredients.

The complete range of prestige skin, body, bath, scalp and hair care preparations, oils, balms and potions, home aroma blends, candles, hand-made stoneware and spa accessories are now sold internationally and available on-line too, with a new India dedicated INR on-line store launching later this month.

Ebony hued gift boxes adorned with royal insignia from the Kandyan courts of ancient Ceylon add classic Ceylonese character to the Spa Ceylon gift collection, making them ideal for both personal and corporate gift giving.

Gift items
Gift items

To buy on-line visit their website 🙂 Id definitely vouch for nearly every product because I’ve used most of them and have come to love them over the years. Some of the products I use include the Red Sandalwood Body Scrub, Ceylon Tea and Ylang Body Scrub, Neroli Jasmine Cleanser and Conditioner, Happy Uplifting Balm, Green Mint Cooling Foot Relief, Green Mint refreshing Foot Mist, White Jasmine Face Treatment Oil and the Cardamom Rose Home Spa Set.