I am starting a Stay Fit Routine !

After battling weight issues for years, finally I have decided that I need some sincere steps to reduce my weight and stay fit. Weight gain happens so quickly before you even realize that you are actually putting on weight. Only when people who see you after a long time give you that Oh My God expression , that you realize you are no longer that fit person you were before. Of course, being fit was never in my dictionary since I was a whopping 3.75 kgs when I was born. My grandmother was indeed shocked to see such a big baby for the first time in her lifetime. Website & my experience with their masks

How important is skincare for woman especially when you are nearing your thirties? I can surely find increase in my dark circles and dark patches on my forehead. I always prefer a simple quick facial at home once in a week to clean up my face and to get rid of dead cells. I use a good exfoliator to clean all the dead cells, then use a face mask to treat my acne scars and pigmentation. I love face sheet masks because they are so easy to work with and removal is just one step, unlike normal masks which has to be washed off.

I came across such masks during my trip to Hongkong in 2013 and I have been hooked on to them since then. is a Hongkong based website that caters to all your skincare needs ranging from sheet masks to eye treatment to serums etc. provides a one stop shop for all Korean skincare products and contain products from reputed brands such as Tony Moly etc. I got to try some of their sheet masks & I shall be reviewing them in pairs.

I got to interact with Eugenie, founder of and she did inspire me a lot.  She was kind enough to send me products those that did not contain any animal products since I did not want any products containing Snail serum etc.

What is a Derma roller & how is the treatment done ?

Correcting Skin Issues the Dermaroller Way

When you want to treat skin problems, you have a lot of options. Some of the obvious ones include lasers, intense pulsed light, micro dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Another option that you may not have considered before is micro-needling, or Dermaroller treatment. Dermaroller can certainly treat a lot of skin issues, but before you can compare it to other methods you need to know how it works. Before you can understand that, you have to be aware of what is going on with your skin.

Why Your Skin Looks and Feels the Way it Does

There are a number of reasons why skin can develop problems, and there are also a number of skin problems that can develop. For example, you might have wrinkles, but you could also be struggling with acne outbreaks, sun spots, or dry skin, among other things.The main reason why skin problems develop, particularly when you get older, is the natural aging process itself. Hormones, healthy proteins, and other skin-reinforcing components are not produced as much by our older bodies as they are when we are younger. So, it's not surprising if you are noticing skin problems at age 30 or older that you didn't see in your 20s. 


Sephora is one of my favorite brands when it comes to lipsticks & lipstains. I feel they have an awesome shade range & they are decently priced too. Lipstains have a great staying power and it minimizes the need for reapplication. I love using liquid lipsticks since their color pay off  is very good. I recently grabbed Sephora's Outrageus Rouge Extreme Liquid in the shade no 10 from Sephora in Kuala Lumpur.

sephora outrageous rouge extreme liquid lipstick review
Sephora outrageous rouge extreme liquid lipstick shade 10

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Review

It is Biore after Bioderma!
After laying my hands on the most widely used makeup removing water Bioderma Sensibio , I wanted to try some other brand and a lot of Youtubers were raving about this BIORE cleansing liquid. Removing makeup at night is one of the things I hate doing , but never miss it fearing Panda eyes ! I grabbed the Biore cleansing oil from Watsons recently and have been using it on the days I have applied heavy makeup on. 

Let me give you the detailed review of Biore Cleansing Liquid :

Kao Biore mild cleansing liquid
Kao Biore mild cleansing liquid

Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser review

I recently attended the Kama Ayurveda's session on Detox and received a hamper from them which had the following products : Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser, Kama Ayurveda rose Water, a plant based face mask and Bringharaj hair oil. Kama Ayurveda's products are not 100 % chemical free but they restrict the chemical content to a small percentage.

I have started using their products & I found the Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser to be really good and I have a review of it for you.

Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser
Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish Review

After trying out The Body Shop's Satsuma Body Butter and falling in love with it, I recently purchased the Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish. The body polish is a body scrub that leaves your skin soft and glowing. 

Importance of exfoliation of the body :

When we speak of exfoliation we usually only think of feet, but exfoliation of the body is equally important too and let me tell you why. Pollution and dust tends to settle down on our skin and when the skin naturally regenerates itself , these dead cells are pushed on to the outermost layer of our skin, making our skin appear dull. So it is important to exfoliate your skin frequently to remove these dust particles and let the new layers to appear on top, giving our skin a fresh and shiny look.A basic soap does not work in exfoliation since it only cleans the dust & dirt accumulated. We need specific products to work on our skin according to the concerns we have like dry, dull skin or sensitive skin. 

I exfoliate my body during bath using a good scrub like a homemade coffee powder plus sugar scrub or a shop bought one. This time I have the review of The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish.

A Tribute to Madras

Enga ooru Madrasu
Idhuku Naanga Dhaane Addressu...

Goes this song from the movie Madras which means, Madras is our city and we are it's address. Those who have visited or lived in Chennai will relate to the vibes of the city. The city is however represented by a lot of cliches in movies which I am going to break in this post & bring out the colors of this city through my lens.

First Dose of Filter Kaapi,
While scanning the Headlines of THE HINDU
Amma juggles between Kolams & Dosas
While chanting the hymns of LORD MURUGA
Auto Annas govern our commute to work
Where your Colleague talks about the latest THALAIVAR flick..
Summer of 365 is Chennai's Anthem
But the Bajjis & Bondas keep the heat at fathom
Where's the Party tonight ? 
Marina Beach is where we head at twilight

Those were my lines 

Aroma Essentials Peppermint Foot Scrub Review

How can we take care of ourselves when we head back home after a tired day ? 

1 : A good cup of coffee or tea

2 : A relaxing bath

3 : A relaxing massage 

4 : Some music

5 : A foot soak and a mini pedicure which actually works like magic.

Of course, our laziness is the biggest enemy when it comes to implementing all these ideas , but sometimes I do take efforts in doing these things to get rid of my tiredness.

You all know I am currently testing some skincare products from Aroma Essentials and one among my favorites from the products that I got is the Aroma Essentials Peppermint Foot Scrub , which smells heavenly & works wonders on my feet.

Aroma Essentials Peppermint foot scrub
Aroma Essentials Peppermint foot scrub

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