Review: Soulflower Aroma Bath Salt – Ocean Blue

Relaxing bath! ūüí¶Does that sound too much time consuming for your daily routine? Yes, a lot of you put rose petals ūüĆĻand what not to get that long relaxing bath on a Sunday or maybe some other days. Have you heard of Bath Salts ever? I had heard of them but never actually tried one. Let‚Äôs try one this time. So the product I am reviewing today is Soulflower Aroma Bath Salt – Ocean Blue. ūüĆä


The first thing that attracted me was the colours. Looking at such beautiful colours can mesmerize anyone to go out there and grab atlas one of these. The same happened with me and I picked up the Ocean Blue Bath Salt.

My Review

I have been so much into aromas & fragrances these days that even having an aromatic bath routine was on my to-do-list. Yes! Everyone has a to-do-list and try to fulfil those things. Thats how life goes onnnnnnn…….Lol! (Back to the topic) These bath salts have a particular fragrance & are natural in nature. Going by how people use it, even I used this bath salt on a day I was super super tired.


What I do: Take 2 cups of bath salt and add it in hot water for about 5-10 minutes. Then I wait for water temperature to be as per my liking. The coarseness of the granules take sometime to dissolve & few other take time to settle down. If you want a relaxing pedicure & manicure, just add 1/2 or 1 cap of this salt in warm water and dip your handsūüíÖūüŹĽ or feet in it. This is really helpful when you don’t have time to visit your salons and want to quickly remove that dirt or smell or sweat or muscle aches.


Fragrance & Colour: There is a strong fragrance of citrus fruits ūüćčūüćäthat quickly refresh your senses. I love being around water as it fascinates me & this bath salt too is super calming for me. It brings instant coolness to my bath routine.


Ingredients: Sea salts with kiwi ūüćą& lemon ūüćčextracts


Effects: It actually rejuvenates & relaxes my entire body amazingly ūüí™ūüŹĽ. My muscles feel super relaxed and the stressed body is refreshed. The salts help to exfoliate & lemon actually kills bad body odour. If you have dry skin problem like me, this one here is fantastic. Kiwi helps to seal your moisture content.


Next time you are tired from your day‚Äôs work, grab this salt and take a warm relaxing shower. Happy Summer! ūüĆĽūüĆĽūüĆĽūüĆĽ

Lots of Love

From a Rosy Girl




Hola! Holi Fun

Throwback to this time of the year. Yes! time for colours 867963e414bedef49c8be0cab9dcd5f7_rainbow-free-clipart-vector-clipart-rainbow-free_280-280is back. Are you crazy about the holi festival unlike me who loves dry gulaal and not the forceful scrubbing of gulaal? Look out¬†EYE-R2-Cartoon-Eyes-Ring-Set_01for those youngsters laden with water balloons 122422f5e39e28bd5d8380c9c9ca702b_cartoon-balloon-clipart-1-cartoon-balloons-clipart_469-700, the traditional sweets¬†candy-clip-art-Zkh9cZ-clipart.pngand of course the ‚Äúcloud of colour‚ÄĚ in the fun filled riot of colour 867963e414bedef49c8be0cab9dcd5f7_rainbow-free-clipart-vector-clipart-rainbow-free_280-280. Stay tuned for this wildly exuberant¬†festival867963e414bedef49c8be0cab9dcd5f7_rainbow-free-clipart-vector-clipart-rainbow-free_280-280. One should however take few precautions before going out. Soooooo….I have listed out simple do‚Äôs and dont‚Äôs to make the best out of this holi, especially for you.

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1) Go for Organic and natural colours that are skin friendly and natural for your skin. Use more of red and pink as it definitely looks too cute and good. No, no, no the reason is that these can be easily taken off. Purple, green, yellow, orange have more harmful chemicals and should be avoided.

2) Use colours in diluted form all the times. Mix your colours in water and be ready to encounter splash of colours.

3) Using old clothes is super idea. I always wear clothes that are full sleeved. So, you could go for a casual t-shirt with denims (don’s forget your socks) or an old indian suit to give that extra edgy look to the day of colours.

4) Lotion or coconut oil on face. This is the best possible thing to do before you head out. Add sunscreen to prevent tan or sunburn as well. Also, you get another excuse to Champi your beautiful tresses with your favourite oil.

5) Apply thick coat of nail paint on your finger and toe nails as a protectant.

6) Post the madness and fun use cleansing milk to clear off colour from face and coconut milk for body. Take warm shower bath and scrub using a loofah.

7) So this one is my personal favourite as I love to bathe in gram flour and milk scrub during holi times.

Dont’s RDG6U2PBA2SR_holi.jpg

1) Never! Never! go for beauty treatments please. Put a hold to your facials, hair colouring plans a week before Holi.

2) No eggs, mud or gutter water if you are a cleanliness freak like me.

3) No metallic colours as they play spoilsport to for your skin. If you have sensitive skin, totally avoid these.

4) Don‚Äôt force people and drag them in when they do not want to play. Always play friendly holi without making it rough and rowdy ūüėõ

6) Stay close to your home premises as you are definitely safe from those prying eyes ready to shoot a balloon on you.

7) Don’t use soap as it might dry up your skin. Instead use a cleansing lotion.

8) Don‚Äôs drive if you are high on bhaang ūüėõ

Auspicious red.

Sunkissed gold.

Soothing silver.

Pretty purple.

Blissful blue.

Forever green.

Follow our tips and have a blast on this Holi. I wish u and all family members the most happy and colourful and safe……..Holi.



From a Rosy Girl


Inside the Vogue Wedding Show: Bridal Jewellery

Jewellery trends keep changing every now and then. We saw some really magnificent masterpieces at the Vogue Wedding Show this year.

Amrapali Jewels


Statement jewellery collection at the Amrapali stall was a total hit.


Right side above you can see the woman wearing a Rosecut diamond choker and earrings with emeralds.

Right side below woman in the picture wearing hand crafted Navratna (9 gemstone) choker with jhumkas. Chokers are a hot favourite this wedding season.

Kishandas Jewellery

Kishandas & Co. started by crafting jewellery for the nawabs of Hyderabad.¬†Now they have collaborated with designer Sabyasachi to specially make heirloom jewellery for the designer’s ensemble.


The name ‘The Gauhar Jaan Choker’¬†says it for this stunning choker. These rose cut diamonds are¬†nothing short of elegance and perfect for those looking for simple and traditional touch to their outfit.


This beautiful ‘Chiriya Bagh’ necklace from Sabyasachi booth at the Vogue show was giving grand vibes to its onlookers. These are rose cut diamonds embedded with Colombian emeralds. Grab this piece and flaunt it with your lehenga choli or add that oomph!¬†factor to your seven yard drape by pairing it with this necklace.




Hazoorilal Legacy

The name says it all. This beautiful and heavy statement piece by the pioneers is on every girl’s wish list. The green stones would actually be a great contrast to your red bridal lehenga if red is still your colour. Something like peach or baby pink lehengas would also brighten up with this choker.

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Bespoke Vintage Jewellery


This piece by bespoke vintage looks tells you to go all¬†bold with peacock motif. The jewellers Shweta & Nitesh Gupta bring forward jewellery that is bold & dramatic and has a style which is inspired by Indian Royalty. Jewellery can be worn at all ages and¬†I think this piece can make all you bride mom’s look truly feminine and royal as if wearing that family heritage around your neck.

Apart from these there were other jewellers like

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by Khanna Jewellers


Add glamour to your bridal look with this Jadau piece by House of Surana by Pankaj Surana

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by Raj Mahatani couture jewels

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Beautiful reversible meenakari from Sunita Shekhawat from Jaipur was spotted at the show. The necklace is filled with dark blue enamel on one side and turquoise on the other.

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Shri Hari Diagems collaborates with¬†Tarun Tahiliani for a ‘The Last Dance of Courtesan’ to add a traditional twist to any ensemble. The necklace looks beautifully¬†carved with skilful craftsmanship.¬†

The key to jewellery shopping is always to pick up pieces that go with your maximum outfits as well as with your personal style statement.

Inside the Vogue Wedding Show: Season’s Haute Couture



(Firstly I would like to apologise for so much delay in putting up this post. August was nothing short of a festival month for me with too much happening at the same time. But now I am back and posting this much awaited post for all of you. And as a bonus lets just post two posts on Vogue Wedding Show, specially for you.) 

This year’s Vogue Wedding Show was a 3-day bridal extravaganza getting bigger and grander in its fourth season. It was hosted at Taj Palace Hotel from 5-7th August, 2016.

So for all of you out there this show is basically a platform where brides get to choose their wedding trousseau in their very own bridal space in a very relaxed environment. The brides-to-be wear some of the garments from the latest collection of the designers. All thanks to this one-on-one consultations by the masters of the craft who help the brides in understanding what bridal wear is all about and what suits them. Not so easy brides! You have to have a pre-booked appointment with these designers and only then you get this privilege.


If you have been there in the previous seasons you are already aware of the couture¬†designers¬†Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre who always attract the brides through their beautifully coloured, traditional yet modern bridal wear. Designers and fashion experts like Indian by Manish Arora, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Jade by Monica and Karishma, Shantanu and Nikhil, Gaurav Gupta, Varun Bahl and Tarun Tahiliani¬† were among others present in this luxury affair.¬†If you are a saree style woman, then there was a dedicated “Saree Pavilion” for all you ladies. ¬†

This year Vogue handpicked jewellers like Amrapali, Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, Khanna Jewellers, Kishandas & Co. for Sabyasachi, Bespoke Vintage Jewels by Shweta Gupta, Raj Mahatani Couture Jewels, Sunita Shekhawat from Jaipur among many others.

Masterclasses by industry experts gave an extra edge as the means to learn all about your hair, skin, beauty and health regimes. Anaita Shroff Adajania, Vogue India Fashion Director, shared some amazing contemporary tips for brides and grooms to be. The celebrity hairstylist Avan Contractor helped in identifying different hair textures and how¬†you need to do personal and professional haircare. The highlight was when he gave a on-stage demonstration of the latest bridal hairstyles. While Namrata Soni, the celebrity makeup artist, took us through the newest that’s happening around in the makeup¬†world like how to get that classic red lips, contouring techniques and how one can find the right makeup products as per their skin types.


Magical Manish Malhotra





His collection “Persian Story” was all about florals.


Scintillating Sabyasachi Mukherjee 


You enter the space and you fall in love immediately with the setting that displayed royalty & grandeur. His collection constantly reminds us of that Mughal Era. 

The royal drapes of Sabyasachi emoted that its all in the details. You would want to keep looking at his collection that was yet again breathtaking. The man himself was low on words and his work said it all. His bridal wear showed touch of heritage & heirlooms with his brocades, embellishments, jacquard in all its finery.


He designs were all traditional and his couture consisted of high quality fabric and had rich embroidery with perfect finishing details. His collection showed that even though its too easy for market to copy his designs and sell them at way lesser prices the original stands out. His collection displayed three very strong themes of bohemian, whimsical & artsy in every possible manner.


Sabyasachi never fails to amaze with his unusual fabrics and embroidery.


The Regal Route that he takes with his “Firdaus Couture”¬†

Aesthetic Anita Dongre


She is known as “Queen of Gotta Patti” not without any reason. Anita mesmerised everyone with her bright, gota patti infused raw silk creations for the new age spirited brides. Her colour palette generally consists of soothing colours and pastel hues. Her collection was ethnic, rustic and all soothing. All I can say is that her¬†ensemble was elegance wrapped in tradition with¬†a lot of dabka & phulkari work, yet having a casual edge. Her stall was just a pop of colours from hot pinks to bright oranges to deep purples. If you are that bride who prefers gotta patti and bright colours Anita Dongre should be your choice. Let her add that oomph! factor with her gorgeous and intricate designs to your wedding wardrobe without much effort.

Pretty hot pinks add some beautiful colour to your weddings and are a hot favourite.


Beautiful Jadau jewellery add that traditional touch to this beautiful bridal colour red.


This “Epic Love” collection by Anita Dongre is great for all you colour loving divas who like to keep it light, traditional and yet modern.¬†It is built on the fantasy of the mythical gypsy bride Nayantra meeting her true love.

Great Gaurav Gupta


He is the man who made saree gown and saree practical & sexier and at the same time flattering. He is known as the Layering Man and one can see his gowns that were inspired from soft vintage English pastels and Game of Thrones, which I think fits either your special days of cocktail or reception. His fantastical ball gowns were pretty classy & rich but you would not see too much traditional work. The colour palette included English green or blue, apple green, scarlet reds, ink blues as well with pearl embroideries. 


Soft ruffles and details give that eccentric display to this graceful gown. 





Jade by Monica & Karishma


The designers went for all gold proving that the graceful gold could be your wedding day colour if you are bored of the traditional reds.


Falguni and Shane Peacock


Manish Arora


The garments with hot pinks, sea greens, yellow, parrot greens, aqua blue, bright reds with beautiful golden makes him stand apart from others.


The scene at Manish’s stall was nothing short of a colour riot. The man is known for his edgy garments with varied colour palette including neon-coloured motifs inspired by street art. This man gets his inspiration from the mystery of space & Indian kitsch. His experimental nature is flawless wherein he allows different fabrics and textures to merge very smoothly. You could actually see great amalgamation of traditional and modern with a hint of western ideas. There were lot of elements that defined the coming trends of the season.

Shantanu & Nikhil

This designer gave all the brides-to-be alternative hues for the upcoming wedding season. This green coloured one piece was the showstopper for them and surely attracted the women. 




Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl displayed his collection with a floral punch scene all over his stall. The setup did complete justice to his¬†Vintage Garden”¬†collection. His collection was a¬†fusion of floral hues and nuanced colour palette. His collection consisted of both bridal and non-bridal wear.

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Looking closely one would find extended display of tropical motifs like flowers, exotic birds, insects and insects, provided in beautiful embroideries and silken thread work that is trending. The colour palette included pale pinks, duck-egg blues and pastel pistachio,  and mustard shades, mixed in with fuchsias, strong reds, navy and also black. As for the cuts, the luxury of the embellishments and the abundant colours are paired with simpler and classic styles.




Tarun Tahiliani

The magic of his collection¬†“Last Song Of The Courtesan”¬†is a tribute and acknowledgement of the highest bastions of culture, poetry, dance and finesse as practiced by the courtesans till a little over a century ago, says Tahiliani, explaining his inspiration behind the collection. This collection was inspired by the nautch girls or¬†tawaifs¬†from¬†the royal times. His collection was never erotic but actually very refined and seductive.

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His garments were lightweight chiffons with resham embroidery and Swarovski crystals on them. Rich saffrons and red dominated his collection.




Well! They say that all good things come to an end but this post has not come to an end. If a bride wants beautiful, trendy and comfortable garment with the help of the designers, jewellery forms an essential part to get that dream look for the day. Yes, we talk about the jewellery trends and some of the gifting options Vogue showcased this year.

(To be continued)


A Shot of A Plant: Aloe Vera Way

This “Miracle of the Garden” has always been there in our homes. But did we really took the pains to understand its powers. Well! Its never too late to love this wild wonder.


Ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera as a “plant of immortality.” Some call it a “miracle plant” and a “natural healer.” Traces of this plant have been found¬†in the writings of Egyptian, Greek and Roman Eras. Also, our very own Hindu people thought that Aloe grew in the “Garden of Eden” and gave it a name of “silent healer.” Even the Russians called it “the Elixir of Longevity.”

History shows how important Aloe Vera was for these people. 

          But why were these people after this thorny plant?  

Aloe Vera has always helped to cure a lot of skin problems like skin tan, acne, pimples, burn, etc due to its healing properties. 


Minerals: helps boost metabolism

Enzymes: helps to break down fats & reduce inflammation

Vitamin B12: helps to produce red blood cells

Amino-acids: helps to fight inflammation & bacteria

Enough of Aloe Vera! Is that what you ¬†are thinking? Wait, because this plant is a protection shield to your face skin also. Don’t worry if you have a particular skin type. It suits everybody.¬†a80dc69abd484b14602cd3d91a717cbf.jpg¬†Yayyyyyyy…..



Queen Cleopatra and Nefertiti also used Aloe Vera in their beauty regimen.



But today, we will talk about our beauty regimen for skin issues using the Aloe Vera gel.




Aloe Vera Gel (2 tbsp)

Lemon Juice (2 tbsp)

         Fresh Orange Peels (optional)

         Cotton Balls

  • Take a bowl and add powdered orange peels in it (only if you using it).
  • Add aloe vera gel and lemon juice in it until a fine paste is formed.
  • Dip cotton ball in this mixture and slowly apply all over your face and neck.
  • Keep this pack for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water.

This pack adds a defensive layer to you face, which gives a soothing sensation and also retains moisture of the skin. Lemon has citric acid that brightens dark patches caused by sun exposure. On the other hand, orange peel has Vitamin C that brightens the complexion and reduces the tan on your skin.



     Aloe Vera Gel

      Cucumber Juice (1 tbsp)

       Tea Tree Oil (1 tbsp)

  • Mix Aloe Vera gel, cucumber juice & tea tree oil and apply all over face.
  • Keep for 15 minutes and rinse off with water.

This is a soothing and healing face pack for sun burns. Try it on if the above one doesn’t suit you.


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                                                                        Aloe Vera Gel (1 tbsp)

Lemon Juice (1 tbsp) 

       Tomato Juice (2 tbsp)                                                                                                         

  • Mix Aloe Vera gel, tomato juice and lemon juice in a small container to form a smooth paste.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply this pack.
  • Let it sit for 25 minutes and wash it with cold water¬†afterwards.

This pack proves really effective in treating your acne scars and pimple marks. The lemon helps to diminish dark spots and lighten skin complexion. Antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C helps to lessen the appearance of acne scars and evens out the skin tone.




Aloe Vera Leaves

    Neem Leaves

      Honey (1 tbsp)

      Water & Tulsi Leaves (optional)

  • Grind Neem and Tulsi leaves to¬†form a thick paste. Add water if required.
  • Add Aloe Vera gel & honey to this paste.
  • Apply it on your face till it dries off.
  • Wash it with cold water.

The anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal properties of this pack helps to heal the acne and its left over scars very easily.




Aloe Vera Gel/Extract

Rose Water

  • Mix the Aloe Vera gel and rose water till you get a desired mixture.
  • Apply it on your face and massage for 2-3 minutes.
  • Keep the mixture for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash with water and pat dry.





Aloe Vera gel

Turmeric (a pinch)

Honey (1 tbsp)

Milk (1 tbsp)

Rose Water (few drops)

  • Add turmeric, honey, milk &¬†rose water to make a fine paste.
  • Add Aloe Vera gel and mix well.
  • Apply it on your face and keep for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm or cold water.
  • Dry it with a soft towel.



Aloe Vera Gel (2 tbsp)

            Ripe Papaya (few pieces)

           Rose Water

  • Blend the 3 ingredients to form a smooth mixture.
  • Gently massage in upward direction for a few minutes.
  • Keep it on your face for 20 minutes and wash off.


Neither of these problems bother you. Then you are lucky one darling! Lots of you would expect a skin-type mask. You think of it and we write it for you. What is your skin type? Is is sensitive? Is it oily or is it dry? Read on for specific packs.




Aloe Vera Gel

Cottage Cheese (1 tbsp)

Cucumber Slices (some)

Seedless Dates

Lemon Juice

  • Blend Aloe Vera gel, cheese, cucumber slices & dates together to form a smooth paste.
  • Add lemon juice to this mixture.
  • Apply this pack on your face &¬†neck and leave for 30 minutes.¬†
  • Wash it off with cold water, then lukewarm water and¬†then again cold water.

This is an amazing homemade face pack for your dull and dry skin. Do this little effort and you will thank us .



Aloe Vera Gel

Olive Oil

Shea Butter (or cream)


  • Take Aloe Vera gel, add olive oil &¬†shea butter to make a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste onto your skin for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it with normal water.

This pack takes away all the dryness bothering your skin and helps to lock that moisture forever. Using this pack once a week is good enough for the prettier you.



Aloe Vera Gel (2 tbsp)

Ripe Banana

Honey (2 tbsp)

  • Mash the ripe banana in a small container.
  • Add Aloe Vera gel & honey and mix these ingredients to get a consistent paste.
  • Apply on your face & neck for 30 minutes.
  • Remove this paste by massaging in circular motions.
  • Rinse off this paste using lukewarm water.




Aloe Vera Leaf



  • Remove thorns from the Aloe Vera leaves.
  • Boil them in water and grind to form a smooth paste.
  • Add little honey to this paste.
  • Apply on your skin for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with cold water.

This pack helps to tighten the pores and reduces that greasiness on your face. For best results apply it once every week.



Aloe Vera Gel (1 tbsp)

Mulani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth (1 tbsp)

Sandalwood Powder (1 tbsp)

Rose Water (2 tbsp)

  • Add multani mitti & sandalwood powder together.
  • Pour rose water & Aloe Vera gel to form a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture on your face for 15 minutes and¬†wash off.

Applying this pack surely helps to say bye-bye to that problem of excessive oiliness on your cute face.



Aloe Vera Gel

Cucumber Juice


Rose Oil or Any Essential oil (3 drops)

  • Blend Aloe Vera gel, cucumber juice & yogurt together to make a fine paste.
  • Add the rose oil drops or any other essential oil of your choice.
  • Apply this paste and keep for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water and¬†pat dry.

This pack helps to combat oiliness, skin rashes and fight impurities stuck on your face. Also, this pack is very mild and there is absolutely no irritation.


Well we hope that these packs help maintain your lustrous skin always and maintaining it would not be too big a hassle. Spare few minutes from your busy days and yes, all you guys can attain flawless skin. 

All thanks to ALOE VERA.