Saturday, 17 December 2016

Hey everyone! Happy Holidays and wish you the best new year ever- 2017!

Okay, it's a bit early but we're signing off for the year.
2016 hasn't been a great year, but 2017 is going to be fantastic--we can feel in in our bones!
So 'tis the season to be jolly!

Make 2017 the year where you start off on a new and brilliant path that leads to all your dreams...
Just move away from what makes you unhappy and towards what makes you happy- it's that simple.
Are you ready for your dreams to come true? Here is a great video- food for thought. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wednesday Wishlist: Fall 2016 Beauty edit.

Right-so you know how they say, 'if you look good, the simplest clothes look stylish?'
It's true.
Ask yourself- what's more attractive- a fit, happy woman in a pair of great jeans and a crisp white shirt, or a woman who's not in shape, wearing a designer dress that looks 2 sizes too tight, and with her face plastered in makeup? This is not to say you can't be healthy, happy and wear designer threads - a few lucky people certainly can. But what's more important?

To look good you need firstly to be healthy and feeling good inside, and then you need to put some effort into mastering the basics of beauty. When we say 'beauty' we mean great skincare, great haircare and some basic enhancing makeup.Once you've got the basics of good skincare/haircare in place, the makeup part quickly falls into place with less effort. We really believe that less is more when it comes to makeup.

That's our philosophy, and we know not everyone feels the same way. In fact there are people who think having enough money can fix everything, and that may be true to an extent!
We aren't arguing- to each his/her own.

So here are some products on our wishlist to cover all these aspects: Skin, Hair and Makeup.
(We won't go into health here because that's a whole different world ; it's a topic for another wishlist).

We hope you like them, let us know what you think in the comments below.
Also tell us what's on your wishlist!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex 

Despite very expensive entries in the anti ageing category, this serum is still the one most women
swear by. The price seems a bit high except when you see this or this...
Trust us this one is worth the money.

Garnier Skincare Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel For All Skin Types  (48 ml)

We don't have to go for the hugely expensive and scary peels, this gentle peel can be used safely at home for good results. We don't want  a new face, we just want even-toned, brighter skin!!

SK II Facial Treatment Oil 

We have heard good things about this product all over YouTube. A face oil has become something of a beauty staple for most women, now, whether you choose pure organic Jojoba/Argan oil or you choose a pricey concoction like this one is up to you.
This is a wishlist!

Clarisonic Mia 3 Facial Sonic Cleansing System

Yet another well respected product, a facial cleansing system that gives gentle exfoliation and ensures your skin is really, really clean. Clean skin is a must if you want all the other skincare products to work better.
(Apparently a Derma Roller is great too, but this seems like a safe bet compared to mini needles!)

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Serum Moringa Immortel For Damaged Hair

Amazingly light and effective, this one has been on our list for a while.
Again, it is a tried and true product: no more experiments with hair!
(you are already frying it with all that heat).

bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

This product does not have a lot of the 'bad stuff' like silicones, fragrance, oil etc and delivers a natural flawless look. It's also a skincare product with SPF as well... Genius!

Artis Elite Mirror 3-piece Brush Kit with Cleansing Set

Beauty gurus consider Artis makeup brushes truly exceptional and life-changing.
What more can we say, except- nothing that good is ever cheap!

La Prairie Cellular Luxe Lip Enhancer

A beautiful lipstick with lip enhancing properties? Of course we need it ASAP!
Not to worry, It's got plenty of shades to choose from!


Really, a good little pack of the most wearable fall eye-shadows, an eyeliner and mascara.
The little Chanel pouch is darling. Perfect for gifting.

Tom Ford Private Blend 2016 Reserve Bois Marocain Eau de Parfum Decanter

Now, this is a unisex perfume: not be everyone's cup of tea.
But we think it's intriguing, adventurous, and perfect for the chill weather.

So that's it for this week!
Of course wishlists are eternally growing, and we shall be back with more stuff to covet.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Wish you all a Happy Diwali (and a festive home wishlist of the most unabashedly luxurious sort!)

Hey folks, Season's Greetings to everyone- it is the 'festival of lights' season.
Instead of doing the regular clothes and shoes wishlist, we thought it might be fun to do a luxe lifestyle wishlist. So here are some lovely things rounded up from some of the best  luxury shopping spots.

We haven't mentioned the prices here, but we have included links so you can go take a look for yourselves.
We hope you enjoy our picks.

Do let us know in the comments section below, what stuff you are planning to pep up your crib!
If you are aware of any really, really, good lifestyle stores online, or even if you know of a fabulous vintage furniture and curios shop share those details with us- we love hidden gems.

And finally-

Happy Diwali & a Happy New Year!

PS- In the spirit of festivity we have considered some of the more ornate, opulent,and vintage or vintage-looking things-- not the minimalist/modern styles!

Classic living room Rialto

What an elegant living room sofa set, we are just happy to note that makers of such fine furniture are still around!Fit for a royal home.


Oh, but you can't just whip out your credit card and buy carpets like these...
You have to first read up and then trace the current owners of precious antique carpets, and as soon as they appear for an auction - you spring on them. (Then you must outbid other fanatical collectors)

JEZEBEL Folding Screen

Add drama to any corner with this beautiful folding screen.
The antique mirror finish will work beautifully with a variety of decor styles.

Fendi Casa Diamante Bed

Gorgeous, posh and desirable! 
This is a slightly modern piece that nevertheless offers great opulence and can blend well with vintage pieces.
Make sure your monogrammed silk pyjamas live up to the bed ;-)

Antique French Giltwood and Marble Console Table

An exquisite antique piece, this console will add a touch of class to your little place.
Quelle joie...

Rare Roman Baroque Carved and Giltwood Mirror, with a Grotesque Head

Of course, everyone needs a gilded mirror!
This one might be too foggy to look in, but it's stunning to look at.

Antique Pair Venetian 7 Light Table Top Chandeliers Murano

Could there be a better way to light up your home than with this stunning pair of table top chandeliers?
Highly unlikely...they are in exquisite condition too.

Vetro Gold Glassware

Stunning handmade Italian glassware, the best wines deserve the best glasses!

Versace 5 Piece Place Setting (5 pps) | Butterfly Garden

Possibly one of the most beautiful porcelain sets we have ever seen!
It may trigger stark envy...


This wonderful chandelier with dark crystals evokes old world charm; yet it doesn't look too old fashioned and curious.
We realize a classic brass and crystal chandelier would have gone better with the rest of our picks, but our taste is eclectic, and we have a feeling this piece will awe in any setting.

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Luxury Candle

It's the little things that matter...
Nothing evokes memories like smells, make sure your home smells like heaven with this affordable luxury candle that also makes for the most perfect gift.

This is by no means an end of our list of desires, these are but a few of the many things we covet.
We haven't even started on wardrobes, art, kitchens and home electronics!

Luxury and beauty will always have the power to attract and motivate us to acquire the best things;
but, Diwali is not just about buying new things mindlessly.
It is about joy and new beginnings...It is about appreciating "wealth & luxury" of every kind.
The best things can't always be purchased.

A row of twinkling mud lamps, a box of sweets, a few sparkly crackers and some family time might be all you need to make you feel pretty happy!