Wedding: Initial decisions

When we decided to dive in and get on with the wedding preparations, we were clueless where to start. Thankfully, by this time all my friends were married and on their way to happy motherhood. I had a lot of helpful people to ask suggestions… and then there were blogs.

Blogs these days make life so much easier. Since the wedding would mostly be funded by my side which essentially meant whatever measly amount I had in my savings, it was very important to know how much each item would cost.

I always wanted to get married in a church with the whole traditional ceremony feeling and hopefully looking like a princess in a wedding gown. Weddings in my family and my native only had boring old white sarees. So I started a personal campaign to gain as many people on my side to support me to be the first one to get married in a gown.

I didn’t get much support in the beginning with my parents and best friends who knew the position and thought a gown can be worn only once in my life, during the wedding. Whereas the Saree can be worn again on some special occasions. This didn’t entirely convince me but I agreed to that logic.

I didn’t want to wear only sarees during all the weddings and the reception. So I started looking for options. Lehenga for the reception was an option. But oh my gosh! Those things cost a fortune. So instead of paying double the money on something I didn’t like much, I went back to thinking why not actually make my wish come true with a gown.

This logic finally convinced everyone…. but some of them took a little more effort. I told them after the wedding I will sell/auction off my gown on eBay or some such site. And that did it… everyone saw my point and agreed.

A month back, I went to Chennai to order my gown. Today I am in a train on my way to collect it with my mom. Yay!

~ JC 🙂

PS: Of course I was lying about selling of my gown. Shhh.

A Thousand Hits!!

Today my blog hit a minor milestone. It has been viewed a 1000 times.

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In the last 27 days that I’ve been blogging, not so regularly I know, but it has been a lot of fun.
I know a 1000 hits is nothing compared to a lot of other blogs/websites but I did not expect this to be a thing at all. So. Yay! 🙂

These days whenever I shop or look at some product in my collection I can only think of the words I can put into the blog about it. This is kinda becoming obsessive. But I love it!

Thank you all for visiting / commenting / subscribing / following my blog. Please continue to do so. And if you are new here, it would make me really happy if you do subscribe. 🙂
This is just the beginning.

There is many more to come.
Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!!

~ JC 🙂

Sigma Black Friday Sale

Today I  woke up to multiple blogs about the Sigma Black Friday sale!

Sigma Black Friday Sale

This includes a 48 hour free worldwide shipping and also a complimentary gift!

RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WHEN YOU PURCHASE $30 OR MORE AT SIGMABEAUTY.COM

I’d say this is the best time to catch some of those awesome Sigma brushes every one is talking about! 🙂

Go check it out but visiting sigmabeauty.com now!!

~ JC 🙂

Review: Organic Surge Colour Protect Shampoo

Hey yáll,

Today’s review is about the Organic Surge Colour Protect Shampoo. I like Organic Surge generally but never got adjusted to their hair products.

I bought this one because like most women these days, I have colored hair. I thought the colour protect shampoo will be the best for me. Read on for the review…

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Review: The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter

Winter is coming? No. Winter is here.

And so… its time to get those body butters and rich moisturizers out that are stored away. On non-winter days, my skin doesn’t need that much moisturizing. It is mostly oily, less so on my hands and legs. But still I use the old Johnson and Johnson baby oil. I got rudely reminded by itchy, super-dry skin on my legs, winter is really here and the skin needs a lot of special moisturizing care.

So I took out the product I had locked away for a few months now.

This is the review of that product. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter. Read on to know more.

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Review: L’oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Extra Black

Hey y’all,
Today I am going to review the L’oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara from a Medplusbeauty Haul I did recently. I know this mascara has been reiewed a million times everywhere but no harm in adding on one more.

I knew I am a lipstick person. (I guess you would have seen the cover pic by now.) But today I discovered that apparently I am a Mascara person. I own four of them. I know for some of you it is not a huge number. But for me, it is kinda-sorta huge number. In all honesty, I paid for only 3 of these.

Why then did I buy this mascara inspite of the other three, you ask? Well, it is because of the name. Million Lashes! Who wouldn’t want those? Read on for the review…

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Review: Faces Canada Eye Shadow Brush

I know, I know. Too much Bath Series. Let’s take a break.

This review is going to be about the Faces Canada Eye Shadow Brush. As you all should know, good tools lead to good results. Like every beginner, I started by using the Vega brushes. Well, it was ok till I realized there were better ones out there. And Vega brushes did was just place the product on the skin and were really horrible for blending. (The normal Vega brushes. The professional ones are actually pretty good. More on that in another post.)

Read on to know more about Faces Canada Eye Shadow Brush.

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My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: L’ORÉAL PARIS Total Repair 5 Total Repairing Masque

This is the next one in the Luxurious bath series. It is totally unnecessary for everyday baths.

As you have read earlier, we first TRESemme Salon Silk Moisture Shampoo  for the hair and let it soak while we doubly cleansed the face first with the Lush Dark Angels Cleanser  and then with Clinique anti-blemish solutions – cleansing foam. Now for the next step, the Hair masque. Not mask.

Read on to know more..

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My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: Clinique anti-blemish solutions – cleansing foam

Hey yáll,

You random readers should check-out the preview, shampoo and cleanser already used in this bath first. Trust me.

I suffered through acne and blemishes for the last 1.5 – 2 years. The cause might have been over-excitement in trying out “everything possible” when the whole online shopping explosion happened. I used to get stuff delivered home or office almost every week. The books I ordered I never read, and the beauty products weren’t always the best. I had to pay a harsh price.

And then I tried a lot of things to get rid of acne and the blemishes. I used Vichy Normaderm series (which are brilliant, BTW) but they stopped working or just slowed down the general effect after some time. I had to then try something new and hopefully effective. After a lot of research, I opted for Clinique. This review is about the Clinique cleansing foam.

Read on to know more…

Clinique anti-blemish solutions - cleansing foam
Clinique anti-blemish solutions – cleansing foam

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My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: Lush Dark Angels Cleanser

Hey y’all,

So we are on a journey. A journey through my luxurious bath. I know it sounds corny but what can you do, really?

We have now applied the TRESemme shampoo and left it to seep in for some time. We now have to cleanse our skin. What better to use than my recent favorite Lush Dark Angels Cleanser.

Read on to know more…

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My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: TRESemme Salon Silk Moisture Shampoo

Hey y’all,

So today I had a really late bath. And as always I had random thoughts pop into my head during random times and this time it was about how I haven’t had a decent blog in some time. Then I became really aware of how much time I was wasting while taking the shower. Then I realized why not blog about this luxurious bath (bath means bathtub? *sigh* I wish. I mean only a hot shower) I was having and review all the products back-to-back.

You have seen the preview. You then know what products I used.

Without further ado, here’s the first product I used, TRESemme Salon Silk Moisture Shampoo.

Read on to know more….

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Preview of upcoming blogs….

Coming up… A huge buncha blogs… 🙂

Watch out! Here’s the preview…

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C ya soon!

~ JC 🙂

 

Update:

My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: TRESemme Salon Silk Moisture Shampoo

My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: Lush Dark Angels Cleanser

My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: Clinique anti-blemish solutions – cleansing foam

My Luxurious Bath Series: Product Review: L’ORÉAL PARIS Total Repair 5 Total Repairing Masque