My evening routine rn

Hey!

Welcome to my blog post on essentially what I do every evening. Well… Almost every evening. Of course there are days where I get home from work and just crash. Literally. Without showering, eating or even changing. And on the other spectrum days on which I’ll get so caught up on Instagram or a show on Netflix that I completely lose track of time and end up winding up at 3:00 am.

But on the average day, this is my evening / night routine. (:

BADMINTON

I’ve recently been obsessed with playing badminton. If you know me personally, you’ll know I’m the least athletic person to ever exist. Rather the least sporty person. Like I can do track but ask me to play any sport and I WILL GET HIT WITH THE BALL ON MY FACE. 💯 Badminton is the only sport I don’t completely suck at, hahahaha… Anyway so most days I’ll go play for a good three hours. From 7:30 – 10:30pm and it feels divine. It’s so important to have a workout in your daily routine not only to lose weight but just to keep you fit – physically as well as mentally. I for one, feel extremely positive, productive and energised after getting some cardio in.

SHOWER

Post my badminton sesh, I love taking a cool water shower. It’s the most refreshing thing of life. Especially in the Mumbai heat rn. If you don’t use a loofah so far, I suggest you start. It’s just a whole other level of clean. Your skin feels softer, you no more have white heads on your back and you end up using less product on yourself because of how the loofah lathers up. I’m currently living for this Soap & Glory shower gel. Super affordable, smells delicious and feels even better! But don’t even worry about a shower gel, use a loofah with regular soap and you’ll feel just as refreshed.

I also got these cute af bath sponges. Tbh, I haven’t used them in the shower yet but their the cutest things of life and I just had to have them in my life. Fun fact: I actually named the bath range for those sponges. And they will be coming out very soon after which, I’ll share more details with you guys.

PICK THE RIGHT JAMMIES!

Recently picked up these adorable PJs. So apt for summer with the pastels and the ridiculously cute prints. I mean… Look at those llamas and rainbows! I’m shook💕. Also the shorts were 100 bucks and the long pajamas were Rs. 150 from the street. Hill road if you’re interested.

The key to feeling great is looking great. Also I just feel like I’m my most productive when I look my best. 😊

NETFLIX

Once I’m all dressed for bed, I’ll serve myself food and watch some Netflix. This is on my list as of now :

  1. Riverdale
  2. Sabrina
  3. Queer Eye
  4. Dynasty
  5. Scorpion

Oooh! I’m probably extremely late to this party but I just got done with all seasons of Castle and I’m dead. I absolutely loved that show and after what? 8 seasons, I feel like I personally know Beckett and the team.

Anyway… I’ll fall asleep watching Netflix or shortly after. If I can’t, I’ll listen to one of the sleep playlists on Spotify and dose off.

Hope you liked this post. Like it if you did and follow me to stay updated on my life on fleek. Also let me know in the comments what you get up to on the daily in the evenings.

Xoxo ❤️

Girl On Fleek

The Body Shop vs L’Oreal clay mask

Welcome back beauties ♥️

I’ve probably said this a million times before but this time I’m going to be regular with my posts. They may not have the best pictures or be the most aesthetically pleasing to look at. But they will be awesome!

Lately I’ve been into a lot of masks. Face masks. And I think the clay ones suit my skin type best. I have combination skin which if you don’t know what that is… It’s a combination of oily and dry skin. My T zone is really oily while the rest of my face is, well … Not. Lol!

Mean Girls reference: My pores are huge! Which means dust, dirt, everything settles on my face. So a good cleansing clay mask is just what I need on a weekly basis.

The Tea Tree Clay Mask

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I think it’s working wonders because everytime I smother it on it gives me a tingling sensation in my pores.

I can almost feel it extracting the impurities. And if you’ve tried toothpaste on your skin at some point in your life you’ll know the feeling instantly. It’s like that.

Dries up in about 15-20 minutes but that also depends on how much you apply. Rinse it off with luke warm water I suggest and go to sleep. Maybe keep the pot in the fridge to extend it’s duration.

L’Oreal Clay Mask

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This one is up there with my favourites honestly only because it has charcoal in it. And I mean… You all know the craze behind that!

It does give the the tingling sensation in my skin as well and I do feel refreshed after. However, I have literally used this pot twice and when I reached for it the third time it wasn’t the same.

🤷. The consistency was off. Which means it didn’t have the same effect on my skin and I mean I was pretty upset.

Maybe it was because I didn’t refrigerate it, so it is chilling there now. But I mean this little thing ain’t cheap so for two applications. 😔😔😔

Let me know if you guys have tried any of these. Which do you like better and why. And if you have any amazing masks you’d like me to try!

XOXO ♥️

Girl On Fleek

Wearable Winter Lookbook

Hey!

Thought I’d better get this done before we blink and it’s spring already! TBH this is pretty insane for me! I never thought I would actually be doing a winter lookbook! Like a winter-winter lookbook. I live in Mumbai and if you do too, you’d know what I mean (:

So if you’re thinking, this ain’t gonna be of any use to me! Wait… Most of the outfits are wearable here mostly because I took of my coat so I could snap away. #BloggerLife eh?

So without further ado, let’s get started!

🎅 Santa baby much? With the hat and all.

Might be a bit too early to start picking favorites but this is hands down my absolute fave! Replace the sweater with a tee and knock off the stockings and you’re good to strut down the streets of Mumbai 😊.

This gives me all the PLL feels ❤️!

Doesn’t matter what I’m wearing underneath because a classic red coat makes everything look c-u-t-e! And when you have a red beanie to match , it’s just the icing on the cake. Don’t you think?

Is it just me, or does this make you go, “Are we outta the woods yet….”

Jeans and a sweater. Classic 👌🏼. But TBH, the beanie is my favourite part of the outfit. Because that pom pom though.

Also the sweater, the first and possibly the last time I’m wearing it. It’s itchy af!

Look away they say. It’s more Tumblr they say.

Don’t know how I survived the day with just this on but I’m glad I did. Classy over cold!

Everything that I’m wearing in this picture is from India minus the scarf and the beanie. Which means everything that I’m wearing in this picture I wear in India – minus the scarf and the beanie. I think it’s super trendy and perfect for a shopping trip.

It’s the absolute worst when you get into a mall and have to carry your huge coat all over the place. #FirstWorldStruggles

I’m just happy I still got all ten toes with me!

Leather skirt from Forever 21, sweater from Chemistry. Apt for -28, apt for 28. The colder it is, just add stockings and boots to keep you warm. I think this outfit is perfect for a brunch or linner. What do you think? Where would you wear it to?

Let me know which was your favorite look and where would you wear it to. Share it with your friends from colder climates and comment if you would wear some of the looks here!

XOXO

Girl On Fleek

VIETNAM: Hochiminh City

Hey guys!

I’m finally back after a good two months. I recently went to Vietnam then got back and had my board exams. I’m done now at last and I cant wait to get back into the blog posting mood! And an insane trip to Vietnam just means super amazing blogs in the coming weeks! I’m so excited to tell you guys about my trip and I hope you enjoy reading it as well 😀

Ho-chi-minh City (the capital of Vietnam) was our first stop. At a first glance, that is the second I stepped out of the airport it gave me the Mumbai Vibe for some reason. That quickly changed the minute we got into the car and started moving. It’s a massive city with a population of 10 million, but I doubt you’re interested in the facts! The roads are incredibly wide and the streets are spotlessly clean! As for the weather – hot, but very bearable (I mean at least for those of us from Mumbai). Now that I’ve covered the basic details, let’s get into the fun stuff!

We had a personal tour guide which was quite necessary as almost NO ONE speaks English! Our tour guide was one hilarious lady! Very sweet as were all the Vietnamese people we came in contact with, but she was so crazy! By the end of our trip we got pretty annoyed with her! Hahaha…

On to the sightseeing :

We visited the Ben Thanh Market which is the main market in China Town. It’s  full of street vendors selling the local Vietnamese food, handicrafts and items for daily use. It’s a wholesale market so they don’t really cater to individual buyers. I did however buy myself a cap. In fact, it’s very much like our Crawford Market (an extremely clean version that is) .

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We visited the Remnants Museum, which exhibits photographs,  machinery and weapons that depicts the harsh realities of the war. It was deeply moving reading the facts and kind of  in a way reliving their trials and suffering.

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Our visit to the Reunification Hall was honestly not the most exciting. Here, was where all their formal meetings were held, their private bedrooms and war rooms that are 10 meters underground. Pretty cool!

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Underground Passage leading to the lake.

Some other sites that I wasn’t too intrigued by was the General Post Office,  The City Hall and the Opera House.

As for the shopping in Hochiminh it was very disappointing… Nothing like everyone says about Vietnam shopping , at least I didn’t think so – not in Hochiminh at least. And since this was the first place we came to I was getting a bit worried of not getting anything 😛 (Typical first world problems, I know) even though I don’t live in a first world country, LOL! One of the most high end shopping places in Vietnam is the Vincom Centre with a huge selection of some of the top international brands in clothes, electronics and accessories and of course a massive food court!

We left for Hanoi on Sunday afternoon after hearing mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral. The structure is gorgeous and the inside is equally impressive, mass was so lovely (it was in English) and we met the sweetest old lady outside the church selling statues and rosaries. She was just so full of love and happiness – truly an inspiration to us all. The perfect end to the first leg of our journey.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post, I know there’s a lot of names and places I’ve visited but I thought this would be super helpful if you’re planning a trip to Vietnam. I would definitely recommend it. Also do share this with friends, family or anyone who is planning a trip. I love you all and thanks for sticking till the end.

Picture Credits:André Fernandes. Instagram: @andrefernandes1994

Xoxo ❤