Travel Snapshots – Goa 2016

Oh hi!

Just thought I’ll share some snaps from a recent vacation.

I was in Goa recently for a short vacay with my brother and some friends. Goa is my happy place. I can go there over and over and never get bored. I crave for it more in fact.

This time I went to Vagator, Arambol, Anjuna, Candolim and Calangute. North only, because it wasn’t peak season and we wanted to party and all that jazz. Next time I’m staying in South for sure. Palolem is on my wishlist! Here are some photos from my latest Goa trip.

If you would like some suggestions on where to go, where to party, where to eat, do let me know in the comments below 🙂

sunset at vagator beach goa
Sunset at Vagator

If you ask me what my favorite place in the world is, I'd say it's the sea.

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Let’s Talk about Blogging

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I am currently baffled. Today I thought of writing about my blogging journey and experience, so I went back to my first ever post to see when I wrote it…and I am amazed to see that I had published it exactly 8 years ago on September 17 2008. Unbelievable. How did I think about writing this exactly on the same date? Aren’t such coincidences bizarre? Is this a sign…of something? Continue reading “Let’s Talk about Blogging”

Breaking Up With Sugar

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Break ups are difficult. And this one was too. But I have to say, this one has been the most rewarding.

My torrid love affair with sugar gave me great highs and crashing lows. It wasn’t long before I became aware that it is so unnecessary. Continue reading “Breaking Up With Sugar”

Red and Gold

Power. Desire. Strength. Passion. Love.

One color, many expressions. The power of a red lipstick, the amorous symbol of a red heart, the sanguine shades of blood. And also the color of celebration. The color of Christmas. The color of the promise of a new beginning. A bright and shiny new year.

This Christmas I decided to stop traffic in this red and gold number. I bought this dress for my birthday party last year and hadn’t worn it ever since. What better time to make a statement in gold and red than the holidays, am I right?

Styled it with simple gold accessories. Shot on the streets of Versova on Christmas early morning with my lovely Amrita.

Enjoy the pictures! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas. And oh yes, have a Happy New Year! 🙂

Neha

xoxo

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red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

red and gold Christmas dress

Dress: What’s Up. Gold heels: From a boutique. Earrings: Custom. Hand harness: Koovs.

New Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Conditioner Review #14DayChallenge 

 

When Pantene asked me to take the New Pantene 14 Day Challenge, I was very eager to try it because hair fall is an issue that a lot of people deal with and finding solutions to it is difficult. They also sent another brand which was a good thing because I could then do a comparison. 

NEW Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Shampoo, Conditioner

Product claims:

Contains Keratin Damage Blockers technology that helps prevent hair breakage caused by damage, resulting in up to 98% less hair fall when used daily.

• Strengthens hair from root to tip
• Prevents damage that results in hair breakage
• Up to 98% less hair fall with daily use

Pantene Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Conditioner come in white packaging with golden flip tops. The packaging seems sturdy enough to travel with, as well. The products are creamy and thick in consistency. The shampoo and conditioner have a nice, mild fragrance which keeps your hair smelling fresh.

NEW Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Shampoo, Conditioner Review

I used the anonymous brand on one half of the hair and Pantene Hair Fall Control on the other. And the difference was stark. Pantene Hair Fall Control shampoo and conditioner made the hair softer and more manageable. That makes the hair easier to brush, and I could definitely notice the reduction in hair fall. While hair fall can happen due to many reasons, a lot of them are complex. It is difficult to get to the root of the problem with just a change pf shampoo. However, one of the major causes of apparent hair fall is hair breakage. And hair that is damaged, frizzy and weak is more prone to breakage. A product that makes the hair softer and less prone to breakage is a boon.

NEW Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Shampoo, Conditioner

I have struggled with oily scalp, very dry hair and hair fall as well. I noticed that with New Pantene, my scalp felt cleaner, better cleansed and yet my hair didn’t feel super dry and dehydrated. It left my hair feeling shinier and less prone to breakage. My ends are pretty damaged, and I usually have to apply a LOT of serum post washing to make them softer. But after using New Pantene, the ends did seem softer than usual, which was pretty amazing actually.

My hair is pretty voluminous on its own and the shampoo added even more volume, but it did not make my hair frizzy. Frizziness is always a concern with bog, voluminous hair.

Overall, this is a good buy for the price, and especially for people with normal to oily scalps and hair fall issues.

New Pantene Hairfall Control Shampoo Price: INR 110/- for 180 ml 

New Pantene Hairfall Control Conditioner Price: INR 55/- for 75 ml

What I loved:

  • Makes hair softer and shinier 
  • Available in all departmental stores
  • Sturdy packaging 
  • Not expensive

What I didn’t love:

  • Contains parabens

I hope you try this out if you are struggling with hair fall and breakage.

The product was sent in by the brand for review.

I took the #14DayChallenge as a part of  product review activity at BlogAdda in association with Pantene

The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine Lipstick – First Impression, Review and Swatch (shade no 18)

While I’m an eternal lover of red lipstick and also darker shades of red like burgundy, I keep coming back to pink lips. Nothing like a bright pink lip to brighten up your day and liven up your face. I go through phases where I wear pink lips every day and then I have a phase when I divert my attention to  oranges and nudes; red is always a staple. These days I’m in my pink lips phase, and I possibly came back to it thanks to Tina, the protagonist of Love, Whatever That Means, the book I just finished, and loved.

THE BODY SHOP COLOUR CRUSH SHINE LIPSTICKS REVIEW

Tina loves pink lipstick, and expresses so quite often in this fun book! Having rediscovered my love for pink lips, I decided to try this beautiful pinky coral shade by The Body Shop from their Colour Crush range.

 

Product Description by the brand: This irresistible lipstick gives a sheer wash of color with a sorbet-fresh shine. Each moisture-rich lipstick is infused with a delicate rose fragrance. – Finely-crushed pigments for fresh, bright color – Conditions and moisturizes lips – 10 shades – Delicate rose fragrance.

THE BODY SHOP COLOUR CRUSH SHINE LIPSTICKS REVIEW

Here are my thoughts.

The color is absolutely gorgeous and would suit most people. It is a subtle wash of pink. As far as the formula goes, it is buttery smooth and soft. It kinda reminds me of the Revlon lip butters but this is sheerer. The lipstick glides on the lips like a lip balm. I did notice that it tends to settle in the creases, so I would urge you to make sure your lips are in great condition before you wear this.

THE BODY SHOP COLOUR CRUSH SHINE LIPSTICKS SWATCHES
Most of the time, I do prefer lipsticks that are highly pigmented and give great color payoff. But there are days when I just want a hint of color and for such days The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine is perfect.
What I liked:

  • The texture is super smooth and soft.
  • The color is pretty!
  • Devoid of any parabens and nasty things.

What I didn’t like:

  • The color payoff might be disappointing for some.
  • Doesn’t last long; also transfers.

All in all, this is a good range for days when you want a hint of color and lots of shine.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipsticks are priced at Rs. 895 and you get 3.5 g of product.

 

Want Great Skin? Here are 3 Things You Must Do

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Everyone wants great skin but hardly anyone wants to put effort into it. That’s not how things work, folks! Most of us have skin that needs a little push to look awesome. Depending on your age and skin type, there are many different things that help but here are 5 things you absolutely SHOULD be doing – Continue reading “Want Great Skin? Here are 3 Things You Must Do”