Meghalaya Diaries : en route to Mawlynnong

Meghalaya Diaries – Day 2 : Mawlynnong, Living Roots Bridge & A Boat Ride at Dawki

Hey everyone! Hope you are doing good. Our Day 2 at Shillong was mostly spent at Mawlynnong, Dawki and the very famous living roots bridge. I was really looking forward to visiting Mawlynnong which is the cleanest village in Asia. And of course the living roots bridge falling in the same itinerary as Mawlynnong. 🙂

Find photos of my Day 1 trip at Cherrapunji here. 🙂

Meghalaya Diaries : en route to Mawlynnong
Took a stop en route to Mawlynnong… to experience the other-worldly beauty… (this was just a candid shot… Posing is most definitely not in my mind when I’m amidst nature :D… wearing the MAC Color Rocker Lipstick in Forbidden Sunrise 🙂 )

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My Envy Box July 2017 "Into The Wild"

My Envy Box July 2017 – Unboxing, Review

Hi everyone! My Envy Box reached me about a week back when I had shared the pictures on my insta handle. However a very busy personal front got me penning down the whole review finally now. 🙂

Ever since MEB started releasing teasers for its July Box, I was hooked. 😀 The primary reason was the green clay mask and the Cocoon face serum that came with high claims. There were also the Anatomicals samples (although samples don’t excite me much) which I wanted to try. And lastly the color of the box – GREEN. Ahem, do you think I need more convincing? 😀

My Envy Box July 2017 "Into The Wild"
My Envy Box July 2017 “Into The Wild”

My Envy Box July 2017 "Into The Wild"

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Dunkirk

Where Fate Defies The Survival Theory : Nolan’s Dunkirk is More than Just A War Movie – A Story Told Well

Hey everyone! So Dunkirk’s the word. Christopher Nolan’s movies are awaited, and are awaited big time. I’m one of the many who swear by his movies. So when Dunkirk hit the theaters, I knew I had to be there. 🙂 So off I went last evening notwithstanding the exhaustion of an eventful working day.

And let me tell you, the movie touched my heart. Nolan is the cinematic wizard who makes pure beauty. His vision has clarity that sees you through. The way he captures the raw emotions of countless soldiers trapped in enemy territory is a masterpiece in itself. Nolan’s Dunkirk is reality glaring at your face.

The story revolves around the evacuation of 400000 men trapped in Dunkirk during World War 2. It tells how these men hope with all their might to return home safe amidst incessant bombarding by the German airforce. It talks about their plight, their hopes, and their struggle with fate to stay alive. Here is where you realize Darwin’s theory doesn’t hold good. Because it’s not the survival of the fittest, rather the luckiest.

Dunkirk

I do not have the demeanor to judge critical aspects of the movie. I can only express my amazement at how deftly Nolan weaved a story out of human emotions. The desperation of thousands of trapped soldiers craving to reach “home”.  The rat-race that each of them get involved in looking for evacuation. Crude sentiments. So humane that you could relate to. The ones that went for evacuation risking their lives in the water, or the ones that shot down Luftwaffes in the air so that their brethren could be set free. Every emotion carved out beautifully forms the heart of Dunkirk.

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Meghalaya Diaries : Cherrapunji

Meghalaya Diaries – Day 1 : Cherrapunji, Sohra, The Seven Sister Falls

Hi everyone! So I’m finally here. It’s been a long time I wrote something. However if you happen to follow my instagram handle @ambersityblog, you’ll know mostly what I’ve been up to. 😀 Having a busy time on the personal front, so really couldn’t make time to scribble. Sorry for that. However I do have a series of posts lined up for you from my trip to Shillong last week. 🙂 Hope it comes out useful to those of you looking for a vacay there.

Planning for the abode of the clouds in the prime monsoon season came with its risks. But I had decided upfront not to let it dampen my spirits. 😀 Even if it rained, I was prepared to spend my days indoors sipping on flavorful Assam tea and lazing my day out amidst mountains. 🙂 Thankfully though, the rains were merciful during our stay there. In fact the waterfalls were in full flourish that made me oh-so-happy about my decision.

Meghalaya Diaries : Cherrapunji
Breathtaking views of plush green wilderness, deep valleys, lakes & waterfalls… and living amidst clouds… 🙂

The series Meghalaya Diaries on the blog will be primarily divided into three parts. This is to not place a lot of content in a post. And make things easier for you. 🙂 Believe me when I say that I will keep my posts brief. 😛

Shillong in the foothills of the Himalayas makes for a dreamy destination. We flew down to Guwahati and booked a cab for the capital of the abode of the clouds. Thanks to MMT, we got all our tickets in time and booked our stay with The Habitat Shillong. 🙂

Day 1 : Cherrapunji – Sohra and the Seven Sister Falls

It goes without saying Cherrapunji makes for a prime sightseeing locale on your trip to Meghalaya. We came across innumerable waterfalls en route to Sohra. With innumerable steps to descend to witness the beauty of every one of them save the Seven Sister Falls, I didn’t realize when my body got tired. Each of the beauties was as enthralling as the other. 🙂

Sohra is touted to be the wettest place on earth. Everything was so cloudy there, that we were literally walking among the clouds.

Meghalaya Diaries : Cherrapunji - Sohra
Cloud soaked Sohra – be grateful if you can find your way through the white canopy. 🙂

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The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel

The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel : Review

Hi everyone! I’m fighting mid-week blues with some good fragrances. 😀 Sometimes the lousy rains get me lazy and sometimes mid-week days need some freshening up as well. That’s when I grab that pretty bottle of TBS British Rose Shower Gel from the shelf and indulge in a pampering bath to awaken my senses.  🙂

The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel
The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel

Product Description :

Awaken your skin with the irresistibly dewy scent of roses. Our cleansing Shower Gel is infused with the essence of hand-picked roses from Britain to make showering feel blooming beautiful.

 – Soap-free cleanser

 – Rose scented and Lather rich

 – With the essence of hand-picked British roses

A decent-sized bottle with 250ml product in it comes for INR 345. Super affordable for the quantity and quality you get! 🙂

The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel
The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel

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