Category: Weekend Post

This weekend I thought I’d mix it up a bit, quite literally. I’m regularly showing off my baking wares on Instagram (glossandmagic, if you fancy some food and makeup porn) and a few of you asked for them to be leaked onto the blog, but I don’t want to lean away from beauty too much. So I thought I’d incorporate one of my favourite things to bake into a caramel Sunday conglomerate – a kitchen marathon with the aim to produce seriously sweet caramel pudding followed by an equally satisfying mani with Lakme’s Caramel Melt Gel Stylist. This recipe isn’t too tricky – hey, if I can make it and the results are half edible, then anyone can – but put aside a good hour or so and get your MasterChef cap on. And it’s based on this recipe. First up ingredients…

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Every night when I slip into bed at least another five minutes pass before I’m actually able to roll over and snooze. I may snuggle under my sheets with my skincare routine completed, but I still like to throw on my bedtime beauty bits that occupy my bedside table prior to me hitting up snoozeland. The products included mainly follow the mantra of ‘moisturise, moisturise, moisturise’ – hands, face and feet all get the nourishing treatment and yes it is completely necessary for there to be four multi-tasking balms housed next to me…

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So I can’t lie, last night got a little wild. It involved girlfriends, a few too many mojitos and some flailing arm dancing – we practically had to be dragged out of the bar. Too much fun. Fast forward to this morning, after a total number of hours spent asleep I could count on one hand, a sore head and my uncle’s family due to arrive in 10 minutes I had to act fast and wipe away that rum-ragged look. Cue the wonder products, the well-rested, glow-and-go combo that gets whipped out whenever the morning after the night before ain’t all that fruity…

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With everything a little up in the air at the moment my usual beauty routine has taken a back seat. You just have to look at my chipped nails, unruly brows and slightly on the greasy-side locks to suss that one out (painting a ravishing picture of myself there, eh?). But with today having absolutely nothing to do, I’ve christened it ‘Sort Yourself Out Woman’ evening. First stop, the face mask routine of all face mask routines – so good in fact I call it the ‘Triple Threat’ facial – three steps and your skin is left as smooth as a babies bottom, true story. It’s a pretty lengthy process, but definitely worth setting an hour aside, wallowing in the bed while you slather on the masks to wave hello to a new layer of skin…

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I’ve spoken about my beauty basket before. I’m always trying out new hair and body products so the basket is my way of keeping track of what things I’m using and loving at that moment; as things get used up I swap in new products from my stocks and if something is not up to scratch then out it goes and in comes another product to save the day. So it’s safe to say that if a product has wheedled its way into the basket then its probably doing a good job. In the past weeks the basket has had an almost 100% overhaul so here are what products I’m slathering on my body and hair at the moment!

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This weekend has been the first one in a long time where I have been in the delightful position of having ‘no plans’. Mega lay-ins have occurred, cakes have been baked and TV shows caught up on all sprinkled with a little laze in my bedroom toying around with my favourite beauty products. Bliss…

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spa la vie by l'occitane

relaxing aromachologie massage

I’ll let you in to a secret – I’ve never done the whole ‘spa thing’ before. Yes I’ve had a facial, but the ‘wander round in your robe, being put to sleep by a masseuse‘ experience? No. I’ve only dreamt that day would come. Well it did. A few days ago, in the heart of South Mumbai. And surprise, surprise – it was positively dreamy.

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