I’m moving

Hii all

Thanks for visiting me and leaving all those  lovely comments.

Due to some some technical difficulties i’m moving to blog spot

Please do visit me  and support there also  http://siri-mythoughts.blogspot.com/

 

Love and Thanks

Siri

Online shopping from Fashion and You.com

I have bought lot a times from Fashion and You.com and always i got my products in good condition. The site gives amazing discounts . Same time i heard lot of complaints also about this site. So far my experience had been good. I have bought shoes, sandals,kurtis, make up and accessories etc from the site and i recieved all of them in fine condition. Only complaint I have is despatching takes 2-3 weeks unless the sale is under express sale banner.

They offer lot of brands in discount prices.

Faces, Lotus, Basicare, Lord and Berry, VOV like cosmetic brands, W kurtis, Many famous designer suits, Diesel, Wills Life Style, Lee,Adidas like major brands, Carlton London, Soles like foot wear brands etc are just examples.

Now they have introduced separate section for kids collection, wedding collection, Home and Living collection, wedding collection etc

All prepaid orders shipping is free.

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This time i purchased Tvam anti freckle face pack and Tvam foot massaging cream.

I got them for about 40 % reduction.

Pros:

a) Not ony makeup, a variety of products under apparels, footwear, bed linen etc etc can be found here.

b) Amazing discounts.

c) Products safely packed in bubble wraps.

d) Free shipping on prepaid orders.

Cons:

a) Lot of negative reviews are also heard about this site.

b) Unless under express sales despatch might take 2-3 weeks.

What had been your experience shopping from Fashion and you?

Nainital trip- Random Pictures

I love going to new places,(who doesn’t na? :p) especially hill sides

Last month when i went to Delhi for official reasons and got a weekend between . Thus a quick Nainital trip happened 🙂

I thought of sharing some some random pics with you people.

Fee free to comment or ask any thing 🙂

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Shia Jama Masjid at night

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Moon shone beautifully that night !!

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Usually i wake up very late that i rarely see this scene :p

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Through misty glass, some how this is one of my pics i love lot 🙂

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Believe me i haven't done any touchup,these are real colors

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Thatz me !! :p

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And this is what i saw..and i lost words seeing this..Mighty Himalayas

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The Lake of ' Lake city'

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Loved these village type cottages in resort

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Just came to show face 😀

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Again resort at Night..Garden and pool facing rooms

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Its party time !!

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Inside Corbett park at Dawn

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Thinking about glorious foregone days?

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Elephant rides !! :p

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Alone in the crowd... oops..forest!!

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See their Excitement and Happiness 🙂

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Love this scupture..if small would have put in bag and came :p

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Always love this aerial view 🙂

 

So among these pictures which one you liked most?

Chambor glitsy gloss lipgloss review and swatch – Shade Intense 616

I am a big mouthed girl .Well,  in literal sense. 😀

If you have read  ‘Princess Diary series ‘ you will absolutely understand what i am telling. For those who haven’t read ,when you see the pictures below you will definitely come to know what i meant   :p

So i’m always little conscious about wearing lip glosses. I feel it makes my lips appear more big. But still that didn’t stopped me from buying this beauty.

First we can see what the company tells about the product :

Chambor has always understood women’s needs & has celebrated every aspect of Womanhood. Chambor is celebrating this Festive Season by introducing sparkling Glitzy Gloss with its two new series: Intense & Twilight which gives the lips a lush glamorous & sparkling radiance.

Glitzy Intense gives you a finish made of pure solid color.

Price:550 INR for 6.5 ml ( They didn’t understood women’s need for not so expensive make up products or what?)

Now the product:

Packaging:

Often packaging does plays an important role in deciding whether to buy the product.(Atleast for me and i’m sure lot of people out there agrees to me :P)

This lip gloss comes in a sleek classy plastic case, which have a glass finish.And have usual doe footed sponge tip applicator.

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Be careful while handling it, mine is still intact.But one of my friends had same lip gloss.Once it fallen from her hand and the cap broken in to two leaving the product unusable and she skipped dinner worrying about it 😉

Well coming to Lip gloss:

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Color i think can be be best described as brownish mauve.It is a color which suits people of almost all complexion varying from fair to wheatish color.

And the texture is amazing.It is creamy in texture and glides smoothly. It is opaque and gives pretty good coverage so that even people with pigmented lips can use.

Pigmentation : See the above pic, in single swipe itself there is nice color pay off.

Staying power and moisturisation:It provides decent moisturisation and stays in lips 3-4 hours.

Last but not least – It is not at all sticky.

Peple with sensitive nose don’t worry it have only a very mild pleasant smell.

Now we can see how it look on my lips

In natural light

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In artificial light

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Now we can summarise positive and negative aspects:

What i like?:

a) Non sticky

b) Very good opaque coverage in single swipe.

c) Not drying on lips.

d) Texture -very creamy and glides eaily.

e) Decent staying power 3-4 hour.

f) Won’t settle in to fine lines.

g) Very mild pleasant smell.

h) The packaging

What i don’t like?

a) Little expensive

b) Cap also would have made sturdy.

Overall, it is one of the best glosses.Must buy for people with pigmented lips.

Spicy Prawn masala

I love non veg foods like anything,  except fish. Yeah..i told truth. I hate sea food.

But once i relocated to Kochi, Queen of Arabian Sea, I couldn’t help but  fall in love with prawns and pearl spot (Karimeen) over here.

So i’ll share you my favorite way of making prawns.First i had it from a family friend’s house.I liked it so much that i asked them for recipe.

I have made prawn numerous occasions in this style.I’v tried other recipes also, but this one always came out good.

We can prepare this curry in 4 steps

1) Marinating prawns

2) Cutting and chopping vegetables

3) Grinding the masala and

4) Cooking the prawns

Always remember while buying prawns, on deshelling they will reduce to almost half the quantity.

How to make?

So first take1/2 kg big prawns deshelled, deveined and cleaned. After that we can do marination

1) Marinating Prawns:

Required ingredients:

a) Chilly powder – 1tbsp

b) Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

c) Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tbsp

d) Coriander Powder- 1/2 tbsp

e) Salt – As required

Add 1 tbsp. chilly powder,1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste1/2 tbsp coriander powder  and salt  to cleaned prawns .Make sure it is coated well and keep inside fridge in an air tight box for 30 minutes.

By this time we can go to cutting and chopping part

Required Vegetables :

a) Onion- 1 big thinly sliced. (Use a tomato knife for slicing , you can get thin onion slices)

b) Shallots /sambar onion/ pearl onion – 10-15  sliced

I know it is difficult to peel and slice pearl onions, but do add these , it enhances the taste.

c) Tomato – chopped in to small pieces.

Now Step 3 : Grinding masala.

a) Grated coconut – 1 tbsp

b) Ginger – a small piece

c) Garlic- 5 cloves

d) Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp ( I use to add 1/2 tbsp coriander powder since i don’t keep coriander seed in home)

e) Green chilly-  2 medium sized

f) Pepper corn- 1 tbspoon

g) Dried Kashmiri red chilly- 2-3

Heat oil in a pan .Add all the above ingredients.Saute till coconut turns brown.

Add very little water and grind it. Don’t make it a paste ,do in a way so that chilly grains will be there in gravy.While eating, those grains will impart a specific taste.

See the picture.

By this time prawn will be properly marinated.Now we can go to step: 4

Cooking the prawns:

Ingredients:

a) Curry Leaves- 2sprigs

b) Cumin seeds – 2 tsp

c) Kashmiri chilly powder- 1 tbsp

d) Turmeric powder- 1 pinch

d) Salt- as required

e) Oil as required

First saute the marinated prawns in oil till half cooked.(Shallow fry)Keep it aside in a blotting paper.

In same oil add cumin seeds and curry leaf.

Now add  onions we first itself sliced and kept.Once the color changes add turmeric powder and chilly powder.

Now add tomatoes. Saute till tomatoes turns soft.

Now add grinded masala to it and saute till raw small is gone.

Add prawns and saute for 5 minutes.

Add 1-1 1/2 cup water and boil in low flame.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve it with basmati rice 🙂