Friday, 30 December 2011

Do you like change?

So what kind of person are of , staying in your comfort zone and follow the usual routine or you like to change things ? I love experimenting , a lot while I am cooking , designing etc .....
Change can be good and at times worst you can think of !
I prefer experimenting with my looks , be it clothes or makeup, I had never been a makeup person until I met a makeup artist who is now one of my close friend. Whatever I know about makeup is because of him , I consider Sumit as my makeup Guruji :)
He infused "the makeup" in my mind and I am loving it !
So taking about change , I have had good & bad experiences ..... Long back I tried getting a fringe done ... thought the new avatar would suit me but I just hated that. I remember for approx .... 6 months I wore clips to not let the fringe fall on my eyes , I felt irritated !

Then taking about a positive change , I had always been a kajal and lip gloss person , Sumit transformed me into a lipstick and eye shadow girl. Earlier there were hardly any  lipstick in my vanity and now its difficult to find a gloss....

The best change so far is iphone ! I was a Nokia freak until I got my i phone.. thanks to hubby dearest :)

So change is good and bad too !

I generally prefer the nude makeup look , but this time I though of experimenting...and this what I did ....

Btw I am posing outside a haunted house ! Hhahahahhaaaa...

Makeup breakup- Eye shadow from Coastal Scents metal mania palette , Lord & Berry eye liner , Coloressence blue eye pencil , applied as kajal, Colorbar lipstick bare with maybelline gloss on top

Wearing- Orsey Tee in sky blue , Fab watch yellow , Tan belt (gifted), Silk scarf from Janpath , Max jeggings 

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Ten Benefits of Kissing !!!

Kissing is one of the easiest way to express love and emotions.Kissing is a universal language that needs no translation.

A kiss is more than a kiss , you will be surprised to know its benefits-

1- Strengthen the bond of love- Kissing brings couples closer to each other, couples who kiss frequently are more committed to each other.

2- Stress Buster- We all have a busy life ...meeting the deadlines ... achieving the targets ...and so many things happening around...stress is unwanted part of our life, kissing is the best way to get rid of stress and be positive.Passionate kissing relives tension , reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well being lowering your cortisol 'stress' hormone.

3- Increases Immunity-Kissing brings down the body’s allergic reaction to pollen. If you have allergies, try to lock lips for 30 minutes.

4- Burn calories-Kissing is considered a form of exercise.Kissing for 20 minutes burns 22 calories.So if you want to look sexy , kiss like you have never kissed !Its time to start the kissing diet.

5-. Prevents cavities- Kissing releases saliva, which stops mouth dryness and produce oxygen that fights bacteria causing bad breath and tooth decay.

6- Helps finding ideal mate-Finally, Kissing helps you find your ideal mate. Women, most especially, judge a partner’s potentials based on the taste of their lips, as research reveal. Who would have thought a kiss would find you the one!

7- Kissing keeps facial muscles strong- Kissing uses 30 facial muscles and it helps keep the facial muscle tight , preventing baggy cheeks! The tension in the muscle caused by a passionate kiss helps smooth the skin & increase the circulation.
8- Good for Heart- Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Frequent kissing has scientifically been proven to stabilize cardiovascular activity, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol.

9-Longevity-Those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
10- Peaceful mind- Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the 'noise' in your mind. It increases the levels of oxytocin, an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas !!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas :)

Wish this key is invented soon !

Ohhh Santa I had been a good girl this year , I deserve a special gift :P

This one is for Simpsons lovers :)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Nehru Place Visit

Me and and my BFF Anu visited Nehru Place last weekend. Nehru Place is a my favorite place in Delhi to get latest and trendy fabrics.

Anu wanted to get a blazer as per her taste , I suggested Nehru Place as this is the perfect place to get all fabrics one could think of , also they offer a huge variety. From cotton to tweeds you can find everything here.

Tessuti is a new store that has opened there and they have a lot of new fabrics to offer. Anu was running short of time so we headed to this store.

 Thats Anu looking at some tweed options....It was her first visit to Nehru Place and I can tell already she is in love with this market ! There are about 10-15 fabric stores here & all of them have exclusive fabrics to cater !Mostly you can find all designers & exports coming to this market , as this is apt for them.

Some images of fabrics....

Thats Anu again , trying to look out for fabrics ...

About my experience in this store-
This is the second time I visited this store , they have new range of fabrics and give a discount of 10% if you get your membership card. The store has a wide range of fabrics , its a multi storey store where on one floor you will find all satin & silk blends, on the other floor there is more cotton & woolen blends.

If you are looking for variety of prints and fabrics then I am sure you will love Tessuti !!

Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomatoes - 4
Onion- 1
Cream - 1tbs
Coriander - Very little
Salt- as per taste
Black Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Garlic cloves- 3-4
Sugar- 1tsp

Cooking time-10-15 mins

Serving- 4 ( I generally do the head counts and put the tomatoes as per that)

In a pressure cooker put about 1/2 cup water , cut the tomatoes into half , onion diced , coriander and garlic cloves

Give about 3-4 whistles and then put it in a mixer.

 Sieve it

Add about 350 ml water in a pan , add the sieved pulp in it. Bring it to a boil now all salt , pepper and sugar.
The soup is ready to be served you can garnish it with cream & coriander leaves.

Hope you liked the recipe :)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Xmas gifts !!

Xmas is round the corner & hubby dearest is gifting me awesome stuff !
He gave me the liberty to shop online & get cosmetics ....I admit the fact that I am a shopaholic but promised myself not to buy for sometime but Xmas gave me a perfect reason to be greedy :P

I just placed an order with are running annual sale on their website & I just could not resist ...

I am getting myself following products.....

1-NYX Round Lipstick Louisiana.I have heard a lot about NYX lippies so wanted one desperately ! NYX is known for its variety of shades so I opted for a vibrant shade. Lets hope this turns out good !

2-Bourjois Little Pot Blush in lilas-d'or-  Bourjois is a known brand for blushes and after reading Namita's review on her blog here I was sure that this product is worth trying.

Apart from this I am getting myself plazzo pants made in printed fabric .It would look somewhat like this ..
I have not taken similar print , mine are different :P 
I promise to do a post wearing them soon :)

So what are you getting yourself for xmas ?

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

How to impress a guy ?

If you have met a guy , you really like him and wondering how to impress him , then I hope this article will help you. Here are some do's and dont's to follow -

1- Be Yourself- Don't pretend to be what you are not ! Be confident just be yourself ! Be natural , fake attitude will not take you any where....If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that you cannot change who you are to fit someone else. When you do this you might lose out on a really great attribute that you have.

2- Dress Classy But Modestly - Guys feel that women are much more attractive when they dress modestly than when they dress like wannabe--at least if you want any kind of lasting attraction. There is just something pleasant and relaxing about seeing a girl who looks good and who doesn't have to depend on exposing herself in order to look good in the process. Classy modesty is beautiful. To quote one author: "Men aren't faithful to hookers, so why would you dress like one?" A point well taken, I hope.

3- Smile-Guys always like a bright smile, have an open and honest smile. They think you're really easy to talk to, confident, sexy and a lot of fun! It works.

 4- Acknowledge your crush's presence- A little hello or hi when you see your crush will go a long way. It will tell them that you want to get to know them better and they'll know who you are. As time progresses you'll have longer conversations as you will know each other better. 

 5-Conversation-Don't feel ashamed of sharing your feelings with him. make him feel that you can share any thing with him with out any hesitation.Don't be to brief and don't talk too much. Too brief, he cannot understand you perfectly. Too much, you will overwhelm him. And remember a sweet smile all the time.

6-Touch him- Guys like it when girls occasionally touch their arm every once in a while during a conversation. It gets their feeling sensation moving.

7-Smell Good- Use perfume and body mist very lightly so you do not gag him. Guys like woman smelling good ! Remember not to use very strong fragrances ! You don't want to be a attention seeker....

8- Makeup is fine-Guys like girls for the looks for sure !You can do makeup but  in moderate amounts. If you look like a clown, you're not going to get him. You should have a healthy glow on your face.

9-Don't suffocate him -Don't try to be around your guy ALL THE TIME! It makes a guy feel suffocated. Not good. If you're too possessive, he'll get scared away.  This is a major turn off, and it does make it look like you're obsessed. Even if you are obsessed, you do not want to show it.

10- Get him gifts-  Surprise him. Bring him flowers or chocolates on the first date, instead of always expecting to receive them. Men like special gifts, too.Also the gift given the first time holds a special memory.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Versatile Blogger Award to Cookdokoo

CookDoKoo has got The Versatile Blogger Award from Vivacious Flair Blog
Thanks Namita for considering my blog for this award :) I feel honored & motivated :)

The Rules for accepting Versatile Blogger award :

1: Thank the person who nominated you and give them a shout out on your blog with a link to their blog.

2: Share 7 random facts about yourself.

3: Send on the award to 15 bloggers whose blogs that you appreciate and then let them know that they have won the award.

7 Random facts about me -

1-  I love cooking and enjoy trying new dishes .
2- I love designing , it has been my passion since childhood !
3- I am a foodie , enjoy exploring new options.
4- I love shoes , would have about 50 odd pairs ...including wedge, flats , sneakers , etc ....Any where I go .. I have to buy shoes !
5- I have a big family & I love all my cousins , they have always been there for me :) , love you all & Manaktala family rocks !
6- I am a jewellery freak & especially in love with earrings !
7- I love shopping , its a stress buster for me , my fav places to shop are Nehru Place , Lajpat Nagar , Select City Walk , Jaipur & Punjab !

The rule is that I have to pass this award to 15 other bloggers but I feel CookDoKoo is too young to pass this award right now , so will do that later !

Monday, 19 December 2011

Why Men Should Cook ?

Cooking is mostly termed a "ladies domain" but the famous chefs are mostly "men".

Some guys I know don't consider cooking at all and on the other side some guys cook occasionally bake & grill. As a guy what all he an cook I am sure Maggi will top the list apart from boiling eggs and preparing tea/coffee.

Whether it's because they think it takes too much time and too much effort or wrongly assume it's a woman's job, men who never learn to cook are losing a huge opportunity to take their man skills to the next level.

The reasons why men should cook ?

1- You can spend more time with your wife- Everyone has a busy life these days , if a couple is working and   live in a nuclear family then please understand your wife is no super woman , she is also like you .. she work for good 8-10 hrs then manages home. You can divide her kitchen responsibility and share a healthy discussion while doing that.When I cook hubby dearest helps with salads and cutting vegetables etc. Trust me your wife is going to totally love this idea of cooking together :)

2- You save money-The inflation rate is going high , come on don't you want to save for future ?? If are a single guy and live alone then don't you get bored of eating the same food everyday ? Don't you remember what mumma told you when you were young that home made food is healthy.... So say yes to healthy food and start cooking !

3- Lifetime skills-You can fix your car , go for road trip .Learn cooking too, its a lifetime skill ! Now you don't have to depend on others or even fast food.

4- Impress & show appreciation- Its a good way to impress and show appreciation to your loved ones.Imagine the smile on your wife/girlfriend face when you will tell her that you cooked a meal for her. Wow she will be totally impressed !!

5-Its fun & stress-buster -Cooking is fun , you can be innovative and make new dishes ! If u had a bad day at work , then cooking acts a stress buster. Imagine the amount of fun that you will have with your wife while cooking together !