Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Year’s nails

This is a simple beautiful understated bling on my nails. Its low maintenance, it goes with any and everything and when I get terribly bored, all I need is to look at my nails and see the play of light. Fun!

Categories: Faces, Glitter, Jessica, Layering, Layla, Nails | 8 Comments


Facewash- Fabindia Honey & Frankincense face wash. Not good not bad. Next please.

Sunscreen- Vichy Capital Soleil Protective Sun Cream Face SPF 50. I am never buying this again even though this is the first time my face has not tanned. I can go into the sun with out worries. But (and a big BUT) I dont like how it makes my face look shiny and weird.

Lipblam- I am using atleast six of them. My lips are just about managing to look healthy at this point.

Nightcream- L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream. I love it. I have been incredibly lucky with the night creams this year. But Angelica makes me happiest. The beast thing I can say about this cream is, it has made my skin low maintenance in the peak of winters, when usually it goes all dry and flaky. I hope I remember to come back to it next winters.

Shower gel- Bodyshop  Olive Bath & Shower Gel. Good

Body Butter- The Bodyshop Olive Body Butter. Good

Hand cream- The Bodyshop Cocoa Butter hand and Body Lotion. I have to finish the bottle. But its good.

Foot cream- The Bodyshop Olive Body Butter. It is a very good foot cream actually.

Scrub- Burts Bees Citrus Scrub. Excellent

Face mask- Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Masque Yogurt Skin Whitening & Brightening. I like it much. My face glows for sure. After a series of duds this revived my faith in face masks, I was ready to give up on them. Who needs to spend time and money for nothing. Not me.Thank you.

Categories: Bodyshop, Burts Bees, Fabindia, L'Occitane, Random | 4 Comments

Hot Chocolate

The new year’s eve was fantastically cold this year. I had perfect time reading Millennium trilogy  and drinking copious amounts of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Sadly I am the only hot chocolate lover in this house, so it’s not made as frequently as I’d like, which in some ways is a good thing.

I took the hot chocolate recipe from one of my favourite blogs. I love to go though this blog even on days I don’t plan to cook anything. This also happens to be the blog I have lifted maximum number of recipes from. 😛

I have simply copy pasted the recipe. But there isn’t much .I have it by heart but this is my safeguard in case I forget by next year which is high probability. Okay now I am going in circles.

Thick and Velvety Hot Chocolate Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 2


  • 200ml / 1 cup milk
  • 100ml / 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 inch vanilla, split and scraped (optional)
  • 100g the best chocolate you can get 55% upwards (I’ve used 70% callebaut and 50 something Valrhona)
  • whipped cream to serve

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the milk and cream together in a pan with the vanilla. Once it comes to a simmer, turn off the heat and cover the pot for the vanilla to infuse into the milk. Let it sit for 20 minutes or so.
  2. Reheat the milk to bring it back to a simmer. Take it off the heat and whisk in the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
  3. Pour into cups and serve with whipped cream.
I love this mug just as much. 🙂
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Orly Star Spangled

The pictures just give an idea of what this polish is but the true magic happens on the nails. Star Spangled is a deep red jelly with glitter that dances at every given chance. It looks like a red jelly and glitter sandwich. The glitter glows in the jelly but never overtakes it. I am in love with this polish and have had it on my hand almost every other week, which is a rarity.

in sunlight

I hope Stylecraze will get the full size Orly bottles and some more collections. And when and if they do I hope I can find Star Spangled there.

Categories: Glitter, Jelly, Nails, Orly | 10 Comments

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