All posts tagged: handy guide

Itchy down there? 4 Reasons That’s Happening and Solutions

As I sit here writing this, droplets of sweat are racing against each other on my back. They are headed towards my ass and many more are at the starting line. So what we know for sure is that it is hot AF. That being said, what about the itchiness right? Well, here’s what you need to know. First off, you could be itchy because there’s an infection. But if you don’t have one ( you only know you don’t have one if you’ve got it checked by your gyno) , then there are plenty of other reasons you are itchy down there and I put a list down for you. And because I am really nice, I have also offered workable solutions- or atleast the ones that worked for me. It’s hot out there Look, it’s still sweltering out there and that could be a reason you are super itchy. I once scratched myself to a point where everytime I put water there, it would burn. So obviously I made a trip to the …

#Firstlook and Store Walk Through: Sephora, Mumbai

Sephora has come to Mumbai. This is such a happy time for a makeup junkie like me. So i went over to High Street Phoenix aka Palladium to check the store out. The store launched on 30th January and I wasn’t in town (My brother was getting engaged) and I couldn’t check it out when media was invited. Not that I got an invite but I would have wriggled my way through, for sure. Anyway, this black and white makeup haven is on the 2nd floor and you can spot it from a mile away, mainly because its white is , well, very white and bright. I literally ran up to the store (if you saw anyone whizzing past you on the escalator at Phoenix today, it was probably me) and then decided to be smart and ask the store manager- Hina- if I could take a few pictures and do a store walk-through. She said that they couldn’t allow me to take pictures and that picture-taking was only open for the day of the …

6 Questions Every Indian Bride Should Ask Her Makeup Artist

  Everyone will have you believe that if you are a girl, you spend a good part of your childhood planning your wedding. Some people do and some people don’t.Whatever the case is, I must admit that being a bride is fun. You get to buy new clothes, jewellery and stuff you don’t need and will never use because , well, you are the bride. But being a bride also comes with a lot of stress. And it can get overwhelming. Looking perfect for the pictures is probably one of the things the bride is most worried about. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now, I have attended plenty of weddings and here are a few things that I think an Indian bride should ask her makeup artist. And these aren’t the usual ones but stuff that happens in real life and somethings you probably haven’t accounted for. 1.Is he/she going to be doing your makeup? You book a makeup artist and if it’s someone of repute, you think you are sorted, right? Wrong. …

6 Questions Every Indian Bride Should Ask Her Makeup Artist

Everyone will have you believe that if you are a girl, you spend a good part of your childhood planning your wedding. Some people do and some people don’t.Whatever the case is, I must admit that being a bride is fun. You get to buy new clothes, jewellery and stuff you don’t need and will never use because , well, you are the bride. But being a bride also comes with a lot of stress. And it can get overwhelming. Looking perfect for the pictures is probably one of the things the bride is most worried about. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now, I have attended plenty of weddings and here are a few things that I think an Indian bride should ask her makeup artist. And these aren’t the usual ones but stuff that happens in real life and somethings you probably haven’t accounted for. 1.Is he/she going to be doing your makeup? You book a makeup artist and if it’s someone of repute, you think you are sorted, right? Wrong. There …

Service Review: MINK Laundry

I like my stuff clean. Like bedsheets, cupboards and stuff. And underwear, of course. Who likes underwear dirty anyway? Point being, I like them clean but my effort towards cleaning it? Hmm. I am okay to load my washing machine and put some detergent in but beyond that, I can’t claim much. Like the last time when I went to give my Indian fancy clothes for dry cleaning, I completely forgot about them till about 2 weeks after. I obviously ran to them huffing and puffing hoping they hadn’t sold them on OLX or something. With Diwali around the corner, we did have a bunch of things we needed cleaned but by the time the people at MINK Laundry got in touch with me, most of it was done. But I did manage to save two curtains from being cleaned- which is probably not a good thing on an average day- and decided to hand them over to the good people at MINK. The Service I was speaking to a person from the MINK team …

5 Reasons to Get Your Hands on the Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2016

On a sunny (okay, very sunny) afternoon, I was invited to the Lonely Planet launch of the Best In Travel 2016 guide. This was at Marine Plaza so I left early- by 5:30am. And got there in time for high tea. Anyway, once there, I realised the event was literally for like half an hour and they had finished most of the formalities so basically I got there when people were packing up and getting ready to leave. So I did what a good blogger would do. Ate. *burp* Okay, not really. I sat down for a quick chat with the Director of Lonely Planet India, Sesh Seshadri. Also, I got a copy of the Best in Travel 2016 guide, albeit a slightly beaten up version because they ran out of the books – which is funny because it’s the launch of the THAT guide. Anyway, here are 5 reasons this guide makes sense. Curated content Content online comes from many sources. From people who have visited the place, owners of the place trying to …

7 Bra Buying Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know

There’s lots of things that give you relief. Like a glass of water when you are thirsty, or cold shower on a hot day. Or getting flirted with when you are feeling particularly ugly or have had a nasty fight with your partner. What? It’s a relief you are pretty, right? But nothing, and I mean nothing provides more relief that unhooking a bra at night. When the boobs are free to go where they please and jiggle any way they want. That’s real relief. And that’s not a problem. However, a lot of us are wearing the wrong bra or just a bra not doing it for us. And we don’t even know it. Sometimes, women just don’t care or they think it’s too expensive but they are your boobs and you have to love them.And you can only show them love by investing in good bras. Here are a few bra mistakes you are probably making. Which I made as well. Then, I learned my lesson. Buy try Every brand and even every …