Friday, July 30, 2010

Monsoon is here !! Part II

Well, every season comes with its own pros and cons. So does monsoon.
Sometimes it’s a real mess. Traffic Jams.. Getting all wet and muddy, power cuts, etc etc.

Few tips to keep you going this season.

Blame it on the weather but everyone starts turning into couch potatoes. No wonder if all that flab you lost in summer does a come back. So it’s good to have a check, if you intend to get into that old pair of jeans :)

We dig in so much into junk food during this season. Compensate that with a healthy dose of food at least once in a week. Relish on vegetables and fruits, nuts. They can be fun too. Try out salads. Carrots, Cabbage, Berries, oranges, sprouts and nuts like almonds; walnuts do a great deal of good to your body and skin.

Water intake also reduces during this period. Make a note to consume adequate amount of it.
The gray cells also tend to slow down, Keep tickling them. Get acquainted with few brain teasing activities

Dressing and makeup takes a hit in this season. We need to be a little sensible while dressing and check few things before stepping out.
Girls I know, we all love baby pinks and white. But let’s keep them safe inside, I am sure you would not prefer getting them stained dirty and lose the look after a hard wash. Avoid them as much as possible, unless it all a fairy affair where you are destined to move around in cars and every place you go is a hi-fi maintenance one. Opt for bright colors. Pinks, blues, greens.. They make you look cheerful contrasting the gloomy weather. Just make sure they are not too many and too bright, florescent types.. You would end up looking like a candy jar.

Go for simple tops, minimal embroidery/design ones. Knitted tops (made of wool) are a cool option; they give you the perfect look and at the same time keep you warm. Keep the bottoms short; Capri would be the best option, But make sure you moisturize your legs :) Team up them with trendy flats. Complete the look with cool messenger bags, being hands free is so much comfortable and you can dump in as much stuff as you want. Lots of space :)

Next time your mom gives you a lecture about carrying an umbrella, don’t ignore it. Carry an umbrella or a jacket at least. You would be thanking her for sure.

Well the same dressing rules imply to men as well, But they need to be picky about colors thou. They can opt for ¾ cargos. A cool tee combined with jacket looks great. Leather is a strict no no in this season. Rain and leather simply do not mix. If you happen to wear leather jackets or shoes and caught in rain, let them dry naturally.

Coming to skin care, moisturizing is bare minimum. Go for oil free moisturizers. Oily skin damped in rain isn’t a good look. Go easy with make up. Make sure the products are water resistant.
Your tresses also need be looked after with at most care. Wash hair every alternate day, oil only during nights. Conditioning is also a must.

Last but not the least, maintain proper hygiene. May sound like a commercial but do use Antiseptic Liquid Disinfectants like Dettol or Savlon.

Hope these tips be would useful. At least few :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Vaseline Cocoa Butter Range

Skincare has always topped the women’s priority list. Well I can say it’s a concern for men as well these days.

Skin doesn’t stay the same every day. One day I find it dry, one day oily, other times patchy. The changing seasons, hectic lifestyle, pollution and other various factors contribute to skin damage.

Every time I visit a supermarket/cosmetic store, I gaze around the huge variety of skin care products. I nearly spend 30 mins in that section, trying to figure out which one would comfort my skin. Honestly I take a lot of care in regards to my body skin. I myself hate to see dry, patched skin. Its so difficult to choose.. Few smell good, Few moisturize well but leave skin oily, Few attract me with their so called brand name, lovely packaging and overwhelming description of goods the product would do to your skin. With changing seasons I have to opt for different product every time.

The other day I came across this unique range of products from Vaseline. It caught my eye, the very second I glanced at it.
The new Vaseline Cocoa Butter Range offers to choose from Body Lotion, Body cream, Body Butter and Body oil. To my surprise it smells delicious. It answers all my needs. I can use the same brand product in any season. Soon, I wish to shell out the old stuff from my dressing table and place this one and only beautiful, cool thing.

And it’s not heavy on the pocket. Vaseline is always priced reasonable.
With no more delay I bought it and now can’t stop smelling it :)

Well now I suggest everyone to try this one, I am sure you would love it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

 వెన్నెల వర్షం ఒకే సారి కావాలనిపిస్తుంది......

అంతలా మురిపించి మాయమరిపించగల ప్రియుడు దొరుకునా.. అసలు ఈ జగానా ఉండునా??

PS : To all telugu scholars, Ignore the grammatical mistakes if any :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My first attempt at Poetry

It must be true what poets, writers or the other creative minds say.. We work in nights.. That’s when their mind and heart churns out the master pieces. Reason I say this, I myself wrote this poem around 3:45 am.

It took me a lot of struggle, trying not to post at that hour :)
So here comes my sweet little song, straight from my heart -


Honey, The other night,
When you said Good Night…

My heart refused to say the same,
It desired you more.. such a dame..

I wish I could slide in your arms,
Fall asleep, kissed by your charms..

Ah!! So much I long for that moment,
Would my heart ever be content??

My love for you only knows to grow,
You don’t see it.. Such a sorrow..

Hold my hand once and leave it never,
I promise to stay by your side and love you forever..

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monsoon is here !! Part I

Finally, relief from soaring summer heat. Must say temperatures were quite high this year or should say extremely high. Wonder what’s in store for next summer?? Well let’s save that thinking for some other time.
Right now its time to thank the rain gods and enjoy this pleasant season.

Those gloomy clouds.. Cool breeze with the scent of earth… Those first rain droplets.. Aahh!! The mere thought of it cheers up so much.. Monsoon is the favorite season for many, for different reasons.

It takes us down the memory lane.. As kids, we used to love playing in the rain.. Wearing raincoats.. Gumboots, Paper boat races.. Bunking the school.. As we grow up it moves to - Fun talks with friends at the street end café, having ½ chais.. Relishing chaat, pakodas, mirchi bajjis, hot jalebis, makka buttas.. Drenching in rain just for fun.. I remember those days of my college.. couple of us used to gather up on the terrace just to enjoy the rain, dance in the rain.. And we never had a fear of getting caught :) very few can think of that place…

For few it also brings back memories of loved ones.. Those romantic walks/drives.. Those sweet nothings..
Monsoon for sure is the season of love.. It spells magic all over and on everyone.. One can’t resist it..

Time spent on outings, trips in such a season would surely be cherished. For that matter a lovely candle light dinner at home while its raining outside is also so romantic.. Cuddling up on the couch and watch TV/Movies together..
It’s the best time to rekindle the spark.. Embrace those romantic moments..

With so much greenery around, its just so much refreshing and inspiring.. Creativity blooms for writers, poets, photographers, painters.. Our very own Bollywood has piled up some good collection of rain songs :) Few like traveling as well during this time.. I remember one of my friend mentioning the same.. The idea was to enjoy the rain while traveling in a train.. Passing by all those lovely sceneries…. Really loved that thought..

Personally, I feel nature is at its best during monsoon.
I love to watch it raining while having a hot cup of coffee/tea, listening to my fav music or reading books.. Like to drench once in a while.. Go on long drives… Not to mention, love to have all those spicy snacks.

Actually, I love the pleasent atmosphere after the rain stops... Rain washed roads, Droplets of water dripping slowly from tree leaves... Air feels much fresh and relaxing...

I also do have a weird thought – How funny would it be to go for those rides on a giant wheel or roller coaster or Columbus while drenching in rain, screaming on top of my voice :)

Well that’s it for now !! more to come in the next post.. but on a different note !!