Hey everyone! How have you been enjoying monsoons? I am so caught up in a whirlwind of activities at my end that I feel drained. An escape into the lap of nature is what I needed at the moment. So last weekend, seeking for a desperate break from the routine monotony, we headed for the Raichakon Ganges. There wasn’t a very well-laid plan, rather an end-moment whim on a Friday night that got our bags packed and set off. Availability of rooms was indeed an issue but not impossible with MakeMyTrip, so we braved the night on Diamond Harbor Road and reached Raichak. 🙂
Getting There :
Owing lack of pre-planning, it was difficult to find a mode of transport for Raichak. Thankfully however, on contacting authorities at the Ffort, they arranged a cab for us in an hour. Pretty deft I say!
It was 12:00 at night (yes we did get late, and it took us more than 2 hours to get there in the cab), but we nevertheless got a warm welcome. 🙂 It was surprising and pleasant for us at the same time. The way they diligently bustled about to make us feel at home at that time of the night, was undeniably commendable.
The Ganga Kutir
Soon we checked in to the Ganga Kutir Sundarawasalaunder the immense care and supervision of the staff. We had booked it only that morning and had pre-ordered our dinner en route, since their kitchen closed by 10:30. They served the same soon after check-in.
Sundarawasalais a cluster of duplex villas enclosing a clear blue swimming pool. However, the villas have no river view. So if you are solely visiting to laze away gazing at the Ganges, maybe you should give Sundarawasala a skip. There are other suite options in Ganga Kutir itself that have a clear view of the mighty Ganges, which you could instead opt for. But I, for one, fell in love with the place that exuded such warmth and coziness. 🙂
Hello everyone! Nudes and pastels are the new haute. While we are already reaching out for pastel summer shades, we all need that perfect all-natural makeup look to pair up. Nudes also wear so well with smoky eyes or bronzed, sculpted look. So they are quite sought after in party-makeup as well, or even while we are holidaying away. And who does not love an MLBB shade? Well Nykaa gets the pulse of Indian women so right with its line of cosmetics, and launches a Nude Lipstick Collection in its So Matte range! We hate smudgy, bleeding lip lines in humid weather so what could be better than a nude lipstick collection that’s also matte? 🙂
Although at times I absolutely love wearing bright fuschia to perk up an everyday look, or a coral or peach at certain other times as well, nude shades are such no-brainers. They even pair so well with every attire we don. So I picked up two shades from Nykaa So Matte Nude Lipstick range: Caramel Mocha (shade no. 21M) and Royal Honey (shade no. 22M).
Hey everyone! I am so loving the Amazonian Acai mask from The Body Shop’s Superfood range. Today I will review another variant, the Himalayan Charcoal which is a purifying glow mask.
What TBS says about this Product :
For skin that needs purification to help reveal a healthy, youthful looking glow. Inspired by traditional beauty remedies, our tingling mud mask contains bamboo charcoal, exfoliating Green Tea leaves & tea tree oil. Purify your skin and give it a new lease of life with our charcoal face mask.
Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions this 100% Vegan Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is a beautifying mud-textured exfoliating mask..
What it does
• Deeply cleanses and purifies the skin • Works to clean clogged pores and release impurities and toxins • Helps to reveal a healthy-looking, youthful glow
Hi everybody! Today I thought to share something different with you. So many of us actually suffer from Monday morning blues. Even I do. At times. So there was something I needed to perk up my spirits today evening. I went up to the kitchen and after a bit of mind-search, cooked some pasta for snacking. Sometimes food does help in uplifting mood now doesn’t it? 😉
The pastaI cook is not an authentic Italian recipe nor is it very Indian, rather a mashup of both worlds. 🙂 The result thankfully, is quite appealing to the taste buds. However I wasn’t even thinking of putting this up on my blog when cooking so didn’t click step-by-step pictures either. All I have is the end result. 🙂 But I’ll be sharing my recipein a condensed manner in this post.