Peppermint Candy Bath Bombs-Super Easy DIY Gift!

In today’s post, I am happy to share these gorgeous bath bombs which can make perfect last minute holiday gifts. They are simple and easy to make and are inexpensive unlike the other bath bombs available in stores.

Bath bombs add a bubbly character to your hot bath and the essential oils will just lift your moods. I always add almond oil, that adds a nice moisturizing touch to the bath. You can use other essential oils as per the benefits desired, I love to test different mixes.

So let’s learn to make these super easy bath bombs 😊

bathbomb DIY for christmas

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • Green/red color
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Vanilla fragrance oil
  • 2 tablespoon Almond oil
  • Water spray
  • Moulds to give shape.

Let’s get started!

  1. In a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix gently.

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2. Separate the mixture into equal parts in two bowls.

3. Next add the almond oil, essential oils, and color and mix everything together.

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4. Check the moisture of the mixture, it should be like a wet sand consistency and the mixture should hold together.

5. You can then add a few spritzes of water and fill the mixture into the moulds.

DIY peppermint bathbombs

6. Let them dry overnight and then pop them out from the mould.

DIY peppermint bathbombs

And there you go, Your peppermint bath bombs are ready. Pack and decorate them and they will make perfect gifts for the holiday season, or just pop them in your bath for a relaxing bath filled with scents of this holiday season! A real treat to the senses, it is surely my fav way to pamper myself ❤️

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Hope you guys enjoyed this DIY! Let me know if you try it out in comments below ❤️ catch you soon with another post on DIY and BEAUTY.

Article by: Rachel Fernandes

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Find her the perfect Gift: Ideas for Xmas 2018

Hi guys! So today’s post is about finding the perfect gift. We have put up a list of gifts that you can order directly or find something similar to. There is something for everyone here, whether she is a beauty addict or a cooking expert, you will find ideas for her here for sure 🙂

Just click on the link to check out the product n buy!

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SKIN CARE LOVERS

CLICK HERE – Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

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MAKEUP LOVERS

CLICK HERE – Smashbox Major Metals Cover Shot Eye Palette

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SHOE ADDICTS

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I hope this list helped you and gave you some ideas for your gift list! See you soon with another fun blog post for the holiday season!

Article by: Mellissa Fernandes

London fashion week SS19

It was so exciting to be present at London Fashion Week SS19, my first time as a blogger! I am so happy to share this post with you guys as it’s been a real step up in my blogging journey and ofcourse it’s thanks to you guys ❤️ Read on to relive the moments with me, and find out the trends that I m crushing on the most for SS19 🤩

What I wore:

I wore a kimono style jumpsuit with pleated details on the pant. I teamed this jumpsuit with my favourite transparent heels.

Chai & Lipstick at London fashion week SS19

I wore gold tassel earrings and carried a cage gold bag.

London fashion week SS19

I completed my look with simple waves and dramatic eye makeup with a nude lipstick.

Designers at the show:

Farzaneh H Christensen

She launched her SS19 Rainbow collection which contained extravagant colours combined with exquisite details including intricate beading. Her collect included delicate and rich lace and silk fabric.

Starsica

The collection by Starsica is named as Doctored evidence: be true to youreself. This collection is luxurious, glamorous and funky. It consists of some really bold prints.

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We are honoured to have had a chance to enjoy and witness this event. The designers showcased some stunning and striking designs, each having their own uniqueness.

The BIGGEST Trends to look out for:

NEON

Mom Shorts

Hats ofcourse

London fashion week SS19

Swag Sleeves

London fashion week SS19

I hope you guys enjoyed reliving my LFW moments! Thanks for all the love on Instagram, follow us for daily updates 🙂

Love you guys, have a great Sunday!

Chai & Lipstick at LFW 2019

Article by: Rachel Fernandes|Fashion Addict|🇬🇧

Subscription box for new mommies- discover Bumpbox with me!

Hey guys,

I recently received my first bumpbox, bumpbox is a subscription box with fun products for pregnancy and beyond. So you can subscribe to these lovely boxes anytime when you’re pregnant, and after your due date these boxes will transition to mommy baby products. You can receive these till your babies first birthday.

Each box you receive has a theme and 4-8 full size products. The box I received was perfect for the fourth trimester. I received many products that help baby sleep better. ( trust me you would need them all😝)

Products:

Bumpboxes review
Bumpbox
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  • This is a beautiful spray with lavender and chamomile essential oil that helps baby soothe and calm down. This spray is free from parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrance etc and made with more than 70% certified organic ingredients. Just spray this lovely lavender spray on your baby’s mattress or blanket and watch it work its magic.
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  • I absolutely love this cap. It a SnapBack cap with a nylon mesh. This company is started by a mom itself and offers a variety of truckers for toddlers, moms and even brides.
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  • This cute little rattle is made by Cloud b and is perfect for little Marco to play and is designed to develop his fingers to grab on to the rattle.
    • My baby sound spa homedics
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  • This sound spa helps to put your baby sleep, and yes it’s portable. This cute baby spa is very stylish and can be attached to your buggy and is battery operated. The baby spa is designed with four soothing sounds for baby: white noise, ocean, heartbeat and lullaby. Marco absolutely loves this one.
    • Peekaboo story book by Sterling children’s book
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  • Bumpboxes review
  • This is perfect for putting your little one to sleep. This book has something new everytime you turn the page, it’s part guessing and part novelty, and your little one will surely love this one.
  • Verdict:

    I really loved this subscription box. And I would definitely recommend this box. It is designed with fun things that you would need during pregnancy and after your delivery to help out in each stage. It can make a great gift for your pregger friends and loved ones!

    Subscribe to Bumpboxes here: Bumpboxes

    Price: 39.99$ per month, they have great tailor made subscription plans to suit every need!

    Hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you have already tried the Bumpboxes before n what are your thoughts on it in comments below! I love sharing my little new mommy tips with you guys, will be back with more very soon 🙂

    Kisses from Marco & me 😘

    5 Ways to Love your Imperfections! ❤️

    At this moment, if I ask you what you love about your body? I’m sure you’ll ponder and put a lot of thought as to what you really love. On the contrary, the negative is hard to miss, it sticks rock solid, not allowing us to overlook and making every effort to conceal.

    Yes, today’s post is about positive body image, ways in which we may be demeaning our self in an unknowing way.

    Each and every one of us at some point in our life has been body shamed, for being too skinny, too fat, for our skin complexion etc etc. While others may pave the way to body shaming, its ‘YOU’ who continues it by contemplating, comparing, hoping to be different or more like someone else.

    While the feeling of insecurity, the feeling of not being good enough is experienced by each and every woman in the world. We all can overcome whatever negativity we have towards our self, loving ourselves even on the days when our concealer cannot come to our rescue to hide every spot, wrinkle or stretch mark.

    learn to love your imperfections

    Here are 5 simple ways in which we can start loving our imperfections

    1. Fine tune your mind

    Of course, we all have flaws. Rather than shaming yourself about something you lack or don’t perceive as beautiful. Train your mind to focus on the positive maybe as simple as a beautiful smile or those long lashes. Your brain automatically helps you see and seek positive once we start focusing on positive aspects

    2. Filter your network

    Self-doubt and a negative self-image are often created by our immediate contact. Interactions as such need to be cut out, which question your self-image. Filter them out and associate with people who love you, compliment you and provide growth for appreciation.

    3. Comparison is a complete NO

    Quoting DUFF “there’s always somebody prettier or more talented or richer than you, but it shouldn’t affect how you see yourself”. The whole point is to stop comparing yourself to everyone you find better than you. Appreciate beauty rather than comparing, and a point to remember is one’s persons positive should not be considered as your negative.

    4. Connect with your body

    Contemplating your flaws will only make you feel worse about yourself, and rather than ruminating, connect with your body. Watch out for signs your body is sending you. Stop and think about why you feel the way you are, and provide your body with all the love and nourishment through exercise, proper sleep, and healthy food.

    5. Embrace your flaws

    This may be the most difficult of all. But we ladies really need to stop stressing, let down our hair and just breath. Be thankful for what we have even if it’s something about yourself which you love less.  Be confident about yourself, wear your flaws as a sign of individuality and uniqueness.

    LOVE YOURSELF

    In the end, it’s all about you, how you see yourself, how you project yourself which influences the way people perceive you. Let me know if you ever have experienced body shaming and how you faced it in comments below.

    Article by: Amanda Fernandes|Psychologist|🇮🇳

    My Experience at Warren Tricomi Salon & Spa, GOA.

    Hey guys, it’s been a long time, lately, I have been super caught up and stressed out with work. I can say I’m living in a bag.always on the move with a jam-packed work schedule and I’ve been longing for some pampering. And what better way to achieve it than a good spa day. In today’s post, I am sharing with you a new spa I discovered, it’s a place I wanted to check off my list for quite some time now, Warren Tricomi Salon & Spa.

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    Warren Tricomi is a well-known wellness brand, present worldwide, so when they opened doors in Goa, it was a place I had to try, especially since they’ve been given a shoutout as ‘Goa’s Best Spa’! Most of you followed my stories on Instagram but today I’m going to share the whole experience in detail with you!

    My First Impressions

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    Hidden inside Novotel Goa Resort and Spa Candolim lies this beautiful and oh so relaxing Warren Tricomi Salon and Spa. As soon as you enter you are enthralled into a land of luxury and wellness, it can be felt throughout the whole experience, right from the greetings to the goodbye everything was so well done.

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    As I reached there the staff welcomed me with a refreshing cranberry drink and wet towels and proceeded by explaining to me the variety of massage therapies they serve.

    • Signature Serene massage
    • Deep Tissue massage
    • Hot Stone massage

    I chose the Signature Serene Massage and then was given a form to fill which includes all the details required by the masseuse like skin type, parts that require extra attention and injuries if any. I loved this tailor-made experience, the massage is really customized to suit your personal needs.

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    ingredients - chai & lipstickTHE MASSAGE

    After evaluating the form she went on to give me a tour around and then showed me to my room which was a super cozy wooden cabin with all the necessities like the cupboard, jewelry box, changing room, washroom and bath. This cabin makes you feel lost in nature and has a great soothing effect on your mind.

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    I then got changed into the disposable spa garments that were provided. The session began with a feet wash and then proceeded to the massage table.

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    I then enjoyed this calming and healing body massage that promotes relaxation and releases physical and mental tension by soothing the nervous system. They used Jasmine and Mogra essential oils which restore circulation and really helps in the tranquillity of the mind. Post the treatment, I really felt relaxed and deeply re-balanced, something I was really in need of.

    loveCRUSH OR NO CRUSH?

    This was one experience I would really want to try again. Warren Tricomi provided me with a moment to reconnect with myself and made me stress hardy to take on my work with a rejuvenated mind and body.

    Warren Tricomi spa goa review

    Besides the spa, Warren Tricomi offers a whole range of other services like facials, scrubs, and their signature couples hammam ritual! I totally recommend a visit to whoever wishes a ‘me’ time. Like I would say a ‘true vacation’ for your senses, from professional staff to the whole ‘lost in nature’ blissful feeling you get when you there! Warren Tricomi Salon & Spa is also present in other cities in India – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mussoorie, and Mumbai.

    price

    PRICE

    The Signature Serene Massage is priced at 2800 INR for 60mins and 3900 INR for 90mins.

    place to be

    ADDRESS

    Warren Tricomi Salon & Spa. Novotel Goa Resort and Spa, Pinto Waddo, Off Candolim Beach Road, Bardez, Goa 403515, India.

    To book an appointment: Click Here

    Take care of you guys, il see you very soon with some other must-visit places in Goa. Follow us on Instagram for daily updates!

    Article by: Ingrid Fernandes | Fashion Designer | 🇮🇳

    Inside the launch party for Paris Hilton x Boohoo collection!

    In celebration of its latest co-designed collection with Paris Hilton, Boohoo threw a lavish party in Paris last week! Not always do you get a chance to flaunt a full pink outfit in style – this party was the perfect occasion!

    The party was everything ‘Paris Hilton’ with an all pink everything deco, pink cocktails – ‘la vie en rose’ & ‘that’s hot’ (the icon’s famous catchphrase from the 2000’s), complete with a pink vintage Cadillac and a gigantic pool flamingo! The party was held at the luxurious Hôtel Le Marois, I loved this ambiance – very girly & posh!

    paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

    paris hilton x boohoo launch party paris

    The party was super fun, with great music, free-flowing champagne, cocktails, cotton candy, and yummy finger foods. Great music kept us on the floor, to add to the magical ambiance was the famous American rapper Ja Rule, he even did a little 90’s retrospective which was really cool!

    The highlight of the evening was, of course, the arrival of Paris Hilton herself, who entered to the tune of her song ‘stars are blind’! Paris looked amazing in the palm print dress inspired by her hometown of Beverly Hills and huge sunnies, she even did a DJ set herself during the evening.

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    paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

    paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

    paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

    paris hilton x boohoo 2018

    WHAT I WORE

     

    I wore a hot pink pantsuit from Boohoo with flared pants and a long blazer, I paired it with white sneakers to give it a more laid-back effect! I styled my hair in a top knot and kept my makeup simple with a glazed complexion and red lips! I styled my look further with my fav geometric earrings and a trendy pair of very small framed cat eye sunglasses!

    paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

    Outfit details:

     Boohoo Blazer

    Flare Pants

    Cat eye sunglasses

    The Paris Hilton x Boohoo Collection

    This collection has 70 pieces and includes swimwear, these were co-designed and inspired by Paris’ fav fashion moments and trends since the turn of the millennium!

    Below are some of my personal favorites from this collection:

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    Paris Hilton Palm Print Mesh Maxi Dress

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    Paris Hilton Metallic O Ring Strappy Bodysuit

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    Paris Hilton Diamond Baby Slogan Crop Hoody

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    Paris Hilton Ruffle Lace Up Front Maxi Dress

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    PARIS HILTON BOOHOO BEST PICKS
    Paris Hilton Lace Panelled Ruffle Hem Mini Dress

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    I hope you enjoyed reliving this Paris in Paris moment with me and do let me know in comments what you think of the Paris Hilton x Boohoo Collection.

    paris hilton x boohoo launch party in paris

    Watch the full story in the highlights of our Instagram story – HERE.

    See you guys very soon with more fun things happening in Paris. In the meanwhile do check out my recent staycation experience at the Hôtel de NELL.

    Article by: Mellissa Fernandes | Makeup Artist | 🇫🇷