{Fashion} Courtyard of the maidens

If you have read my travel posts earlier. you know my excitement for touristy spots isn't significant. These spots fall in my less important list and what takes over are the places less spoken about. However, I wanted to visit this famous touristy spot at Udaipur, with bells on: Saheliyon ki Bari or "Courtyard of the maidens.Don't be surprised, I am not going to lie that I was saddened to see the sorry state in which this heritage structure was in and it was no fairy-tale, like i expected it to be. Though some parts of the garden still oozed some charm, thanks to the well kept parts of this place. In pictures across the world wide web, this beautiful place looked like a dream- dressed in the prettiest cover of Pink & Magenta. The king had built this garden  away from the palace so that the queen could enjoy it with her maidens. I couldn't wait at the thought of getting a style post shot here.  Inspired by all online touristy tales, I was looking forward to visit the Saheliyon Ki Bari or Courtyard of the maidens . I went in, realized it was too crowded to shoot in,  spent exactly 15 mins beating the crowd ,to get these shots while it drizzled to our surprise. And then we ran out, like literally, heaving a sigh of relief. Moss had covered the most beautiful part of this garden, I didn't even shoot. The water might not have been recycled for a while and its stench was unbearable.This story could have been different if only the govt chose to show some more love besides the visitors who mercilessly scatter it with waste. But yes, its a beautiful garden. Hope its restored to its glory soon!

Dress: PROMOD| Scarf: LEVIS| Belt: BATA| Sandals: CLARKS| Rings: ZARA

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Till next time CIAO!

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{Luxury} SPA by JW : The Promise of a NEW YOU!

A hard working girl needs her SPA moments. And I am a firm believer of reserving some Me-time to rejuvenate after a working spree. I have tried one of the best Thai massage spas in India and I am a repeat customer as I love Thai spas more than any other.

The JW Marriott Sahar near the international airport in Mumbai has been a beautiful sight since its inception and I was keen to see how their world class spa felt like.

For the first time, I just want to write the verdict of my experience first ,instead of at the end: the "SIGNATURE SPA by JW " treatment swept me off my senses. The most beautifully calming 90 mins of my life. And I say this with so much conviction, because I have never felt like this before after a spa treatment. I spent almost 3 hours in the spa and when I came out, I was a new person. It was as if I landed after a 10 day European vacation.  No kidding!

It was unbelievable how refreshed I was and it felt that this calm will stay with me for a few days to come. And it did- just like after a vacation.

Here's The specifics: ( * I guarantee, you will shower me with a million thanks!)

SPA Treatment I chose: "Signature SPA by JW"  as on MENU. (Read menu by clicking)
 Description on the menu card: Surrender to a relaxing experience with a Thai massage stretching followed by a specially designed massage using deep renewal and slow rhythmic movements. (90 MINUTES)

The SPA: I was welcomed with a tea which tasted very minty and strong. I was then recommended the treatment and given a spa tour. The changing rooms have lockers where you can keep your belongings and use your own lock code. Its funny how the room doesn't have doors. You might feel uncomfortable at the thought of someone walking in as you change! But this is the only thing, I would have liked to change about this spa. The spa has express treatments on their world class SPA chairs , the only ones in the whole of ASIA! These treatments run from 12 mins to 40 mins based on how much time you have. These really work for the busy professional who is staying their night at the hotel. Express treatments include massages like - express scalp/neck/back/arm/aching feet/tense shoulders/hydrating hands. The other treatments are categorized as : CALM/INDULGE/RENEW/INVIGORATE. Each category has a tea by that name which you can buy from the shop as its loaded with goodness of aromatic and therapeutic herbs. Since my treatment was under "INDULGE" my tea was indulge tea and sadly out of stock!

The best of aromatherapy oils used in the treatment from AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES!

The treatment: This signature spa treatment was a combination of thai massage releasing tension from the stressed parts of the body right from the head to the toe. I had a painful shoulder from about 2 years due to carrying my laptop daily . While I tried various massages before, never was the pain healed. I couldnt believe after this massage, my shoulder pain was gone! I cant thank the therapist enough. Also, the stretching loosens up the body greatly relieving all the tension. The who ambience is lit up in candle light as the soothing music plays ,calming the mind and the body. As the masseuse works her magic with a peppermint based scrub with select essential oils, the deep tissue massage leads you to a peaceful slumber! I didn't realise how the 90mins came to an end. I was then given the "INDULGE " tea. After this, I went into the Sauna room. It was the best way to perspire and activate the respiratory system. The sauna heat lets you stay there for about 20mins and you start sweating profusely. The skin feels clean and the whole body feels detoxed. After the sauna. I went into the steam room . I generally have trouble in steam rooms, because they are hazy and I find it difficult to breathe the steam. I stayed for about 10mins and finally headed for a shower. After the shower , I went back into my locker room, changed and blew dried my hair in the vanity room. It felt like home. This treatment was priced around 7750 and is worth every penny considering the final outcome. Its bliss, beyond words! I didn't want to go back!

Who should take this special SPA treatment:
1. Brides after a hectic wedding or even before as a treat!
2. Young working professionals who haven't taken a break in ages
3. People with cold shoulder and stree
4. Anyone who is craving a vacation, but time doesn't permit - Just GO FOR IT!

Have little time? TRY THE EXPRESS treatments! These chairs are the only ones in ASIA!

Ending this post with a happy smile, because a happy discovery has been made! GO ahead and treat yourself like never before!

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[REVIEW] : Braun Silk Epil 5 Epilator

Hello Summers! Hello summer dresses!
And hello, you, pretty lady reading this post!

2016 boasts of the hottest temperatures all around and we are craving for the rains already. Winter wardrobes have gone back into dry-clean mode for most of us. Time to get the prettiest summer dresses in the daily-wear list.

I love summers, because of the summer dresses, oh well , mangoes,aam panna, popsicles and a lot more! You will agree, Summers become tougher for us girls, as we constantly need to ensure smooth, hair-free legs. I embraced shaving over waxing for the longest times I have known. That tells you I am such a chicken; the idea of waxing makes me run like one!

Shaving is convenient and fast. Though in a week's time, hair-growth bothers again. I have never tried epilation except for the Braun face epilator I tested.

When I got my hands on the silk epil 5, I was scared, deep down inside! Curious to know the first time epilation experience ? Its right here!


 Brand claims:
The new Braun Silk-├ępil 5 Wet & Dry is designed for women who are new to epilating, as it provides an extra soft experience - perfect for women who always want to be prepared and look and feel beauty ready. It can be used in or out of water for an extra gentle epilation experience.

Developed for ease of use, comfort and great results, Braun Silk-├ępil 5 Wet & Dry removes even the shortest hair that wax can’t catch, leaving skin silky smooth for up to four weeks.

Price: INR 7495

Availability: Buy online on AMAZON @4499 INR only



1 epilator head
1 shaving head with trimmer cap
1 skin contact cap
1 cleaning brush
1 charging cord

The Power button when pressed once- works on speed I and when pressed again goes to SPEED II . On the third press it powers OFF

-Wet & Dry epilation
- 2 speeds
- Massaging head can be used to make epilation feel less painful

First Time Epilation experience:

I was getting late for a party and decided to use the BRaun silk epil 5 for the first time. This was a risky decision but I had confidence in the product owing to my experience with the face epilator. I was shaky at the thought of turning on the device. But PRESS PLAY, and I ran the epilator head in the air touching my leg on frequent intervals based on the pain. What kind of pain you may ask- like someone pricking the leg with a thorn. Yes, it feels you are walking through a bush of thorns. Because you are scared of this feeling, you tend to be real slow with the whole process. I took 30 minutes to do both my legs! Whoa! And was i tired ! On each leg after almost 7-8 minutes of epilation, the leg gets used to the intensity  of the prick and then you find it easier to epilate.

I didnt use a shaving gel, but I washed my legs before epilation to make the hair bed moist. After epilation, I took a bath and felt better. It wasnt that bad! I can totally see myself daring the act again. But why should i? To answer this, I waited 2 weeks. The legs now showed little hair growth , though not even. This meant I could wear summer dresses for straight 2 weeks! This is surely better than shaving.

What I also noticed was that the BRAUN  booklet recommends epilation every week in the first month of use. I think this might change the behaviour of hair growth. So yes, I read this late ,but I will try to follow and get back with an update.

If you are epilating after a long time, and your hair grow considerably long, you can shave them first with shaver head and then use epiltor head. I specially like the concept of the massager head. It stimulates the skin with gentle vibration leading to a less painful experience.

- Remember ,this is a no-share product. Please get 1 for each member in the family!
- After epilation, you can clean its tweezing blades with the cleaning brush.
- If you have used a shaving gel, dont forget to wash it under the tap.
- The charging unit takes 1 hour to charge the epilator. Charge lasts upto 30 minutes of cordless use.     Do not use with the cord.
- After the battery life diminishes, you might have to replace the battery at a Braun service centre.
- The shaving head needs to be oiled every 3 months. It might need replacement after continuous usage. Though I would not be keen on using this. But since I haven't tried it, I will update this space later.

Will I recommend this product? 
- Yes. This is certainly a better option over shaving because you get longer hair-free time! The legs are smoother after day 1 as compared to shaving. You will have to give it the necessary time, before it grows on you! I think I will be able to tell you more once I have used to for about 3-4 times. So lets wait more and watch this space !

HAVE YOU TRIED EPILATORS? Tell me about your experience.

This button is used to remove the head fittings. The arrow is meant to remove the caps.

Epilator head without the skin contact cap(TOP) and massage cap (BOTTOM)

The skin contact cap is now replaced with massager head with tiny round rolling massage heads

Till next next, HAPPY Summer dresses to you :)

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