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

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CYCLING ADVENTURES

Hello everyone!

And welcome to today’s blog post. Today is a bright sunny day as every other day here in Mumbai, lol. But if you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, or on a weekday… Rent a bike with your buddy and tour the streets. Preferably before 8:00am because you’d probably get a sun stroke and faint after that. But a little exercise first thing in the morning, I always find makes me feel a lot more active during the day.

Here’s some pictures from our cycle tour in Kumarakom, Kerala. Literally thought Shanice would give up after leaving the hotel property itself. But boy did she surprise me! We did a good two hours or so of cycling around the village from 7:00am to 9:40am. It was the best thing ever! The clean air, birds chirping, the gorgeous sceneries and the exercise of course.

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Got back to the hotel to this gorgeous breakfast. Classic eggs and baked beans. With fruit obviously because you know how I feel about photogenic foods 😉 hahahha… but no after those healthy two hours, I definitely needed some fruit in my system. And obviously coffee too. But then again, I always need coffee in my system and I’m sure you do too.

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Hope you enjoyed reading this post. What time do you wake up on the daily? Let me know in the comments below!

Xoxo
Girl On Fleek ❤

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The Perfect Getaway!

What are you up to these hot summer days?

I just traveled to an even hotter destination than the one I’m currently in. But it was every bit worth it. Now I know Kerala is known to be God’s own country but literally it is! Err ma gawd it’s breathtakingly beautiful. I’m just so blessed to have even gotten this opportunity, much thanks to Shanice. You probably know her from My Birthday Blog ! post. You know… my soul sister but now I feel like the trophy sister, haahahaha.

Anyway… get yourself some popcorn or chips, a coke, a juice – whatever you like. This is going to be a long one! (Also … Question of the day – do any of you call snakes ‘long ones’ ? PLEASE LET ME KNOW!)

Right from the time Shanice told me about this trip till I reached the hotel, I had absolutely no clue of what to expect. I just knew, I was going to Kerala and staying at the Taj. So I knew it would be great but I mean… This was next level. As we pulled into the property, we were greeted with chilled coconut water and a scenery that could take your breath away.

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We were then escorted to our rooms, actually… scratch that. We were then escorted to our gorgeous little house with a front porch and a pond! I’m just sad I didn’t get a picture of the bathroom area for you guys. It was pretty though. Right next to the shower was an outdoorsy type area covered in pebbles.

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I’m absolutely in love with this place. It’s the most peaceful, calm, serene getaway location ever. You’ll hear the sound of birds throughout your stay as they share borders with a bird sanctuary. Also no matter what time of year you visit, there’ll be something to do. From pottery to cycle tours or just a ride around the property, boating in their private pond. Or a boat ride into the backwaters, rappelling, swimming you name it!

I fell in love even with the tea time snacks. I kid you not, after eating this banana fritter I ate at least about 5 more throughout my stay in Kerala.

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I’m in love with this!
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Best tea time snacks ever. With a cup of filter coffee – Yaaaas!
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Some tea time trivia for you.

So tea time starts at 4:00pm and ends at 5:00pm followed by a boat ride. I was obsessed with taking pictures everywhere! In fact, before coming to Kerala, I randomly messaged Shanice saying I want a yellow wall to take pictures in front of! To which she said, oh don’t worry… You’ll find plenty in Kerala. Girl! Was she right. And my favourite was this tiny storage unit right where Chayakada was served. So you can only guess how we passed our time. Besides the chats we never seem to run out of, lol!

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Straight out of a story book, or what? And not only the place and the pictures. The people are so lovely. Everyone! Just such kind, genuine, helpful, chatty people. The Helmsman (if I can call him that) offered to take our pictures – he also asked us to move about to get the perfect shot! Hahaaha… it was the cutest thing. The guide with us from the hotel was telling us about the floods and how the water was up to their waist at the Taj. Everyone was relocated to their Kochi property. He was telling us to go for a walk at 6:00am to the bird sanctuary next door to which we were slightly apprehensive. Then he was like this is not Mumbai or Delhi, Kerala is very safe.

After that extremely relaxing boat trip, we went for an early dinner, while live folk music was playing. Then stayed for a couple minutes to watch the folk dancer before we called it a night.

I would totally recommend staying at the Taj Kumarakom for a special occasion or even just a relaxing getaway. Although a little more on the pricey side depending on what you want, I felt that they really got everything SO right. They were extremely accommodating and their customer service and attention to detail was spot on. They made our special stay feel so special and everybody was friendly and very helpful.

I think that’s enough for one blog post, I’ll do day 2 in another. Hope you enjoyed reading this. Do share it with your friends or family planning a trip and make sure to give it a like.

Xoxo
Girl On Fleek ❤

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NEW HAIR + 5 SECOND HAIRSTYLES

Fleekies! What’s up?

Hope you’re having a good hair day just like me. Because that’s what inspired me to write this post. Approximately one month after actually getting my hair done. Ugh! I’m such a waste.

Nevertheless, hope you like it.

First, let’s talk cut, colour, destination, stylist.

I don’t know about you but I think this is the work of a genius. And I’m so so so lucky that this genius is also my friend. And no bias (kinda) but he is also one of the nicest human beings I know. Genuinely.

You know… The kinda hairstylist that inspires quotes like, “Friends come and go but a good hairstylist is forever.” or “Behind every beautiful woman is her hairdresser.” or “Hairgicians. People who create magic for clients without a wand.” … This can literally go on forever.

He is Loic Chapoix . Art Director at Dessange Bandra . So if you’re thinking of getting a few inches chopped off or going from a black head to a brunette, you know the guy!

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In case you want to know about my hair, he didn’t cut much of the length. Just gave it some layers and definition and did a balayage. Mixed a shade of brown with a shade of burgundy. So there’s a slight red-ish undertone. He called it Cherry Cola. #InLove <3.

Now, on to the hairstyles…

The messy-chic knot

I feel bad for even calling this a hairstyle because it’s so simple.

  1. Pick and twist two sections from either side of your head all the way to the back
  2. Tie both sections into a double knot as you would with your shoe lace
  3. Secure it with a bobby pin if need be

And that is literally it. Still looks so put together for some reason. I’m sure the perfectly curled hair helps but try it on second day curled hair. Could work wonders. Or if you have naturally gorgeous locks. (:

Perfectly imperfect

Just the right amount of “I put in the effort” without seeming like you tried too hard. Because let’s be honest, this hairstyle is easy af!

  1. Loosely pick bits from the around your forehead
  2. Attempt to make a half up messy bun
  3. Bobby pin it up leaving a generous number of stands out

And voila!

Let me know what you think. Do you love the colour, which hairstyle did you prefer and do you have any 5 second hairstyles of your own that you’d like to share! Leave it all in the comments below ❤ .

Xoxo
Girl On Fleek ❤

SPRITZ ON FLEEK!

Hey!

Told you I’d be back soon. How’s it going?
I recently realized I have a whole lot of super cool perfumes. And what’s the point of having them if I don’t share em with you, right? So here’s that blog post!

For when I’m feeling like a celebrity!

I’m sure you’ve seen, read and heard this a gazillion times, ‘ You just need to BE YONCE!’ and her perfume is basically the best way to start. It’s one of those scents that everyone notices the minute you enter a room. Now it doesn’t last very long but it’s the perfect size to pop in your handbag and take with you where ever you go.

There’s a whole review I’ve done on this, check it out here: RISE BEYONCE PARFUM Review 

This is what the product description says, ” A charming and sparkling surprise of vibrant fruits, kissed by a bouquet of soft petals and a touch of sweet indulgence. The flawless beauty of freesia, apple blossom and raspberry spark a swirl of vibrancy and feminine allure.

Honestly sounds a lot sweeter than it actually is. I’m not the biggest fan of very sweet scents and I like this one so, yeah. Also the bottle is the prettiest thing ever! Love the charms around it. I might do an upcycling my Taylor Swift perfume. Hahaha…. let me know if you’d like to see that.

This is also one of those scents that make you feel better than everybody else, you know? Those scents that make other people think that you have your ish together. Without giving out mature vibes. Because it is a young smell. If that was of any help at all, yikes!

For when I don’t want to carry the bottle with me!

In case you were wondering why, I hate the bottle but love the scent. This is its description, ” Guess girl is a seductive, floral-fruity fragrance signed by perfumer laurent le guernec of international flavours and fragrances. Top notes are dominated by fruity notes of nectar made of raspberry, melon and bergamot. The heart introduces floral notes of Brazilian paradise orchid combined with provencal acacia and lilies, while the soft and creamy base is composed of Australian sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla.

It’s a great summer night scent – really fresh and not girly but feminine if you get what I mean. That flower cap tho – hideous! Lol.

If you want to check it out, here’s a link: Guess Girl on Amazon

When I’m feeling boujee af!

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If you’re from India, then this scent won’t be as unique and exotic as they meant for it to be. But if you’re a fan of jasmine then this is the one! I love the packaging too but who could not? I mean it’s Gucci after all. And no one does luxury like Gucci. Except ofcourse Versace and Dior but you get the point!
On that note… see you soon for another blog post on ‘How to look expensive when you’re broke AF!” or something like that. Also follow me on Instagram, I may or may not be giving away the Gucci Bloom set to one lucky follower once I reach 1k.
Xoxo
Girl On Fleek ❤

TOP 3 PLACES TO EAT AT IN GOA

Hello again,

Don’t want to jinx it but I think this is going to be the year in which you’re going to hear so much from me, you’re going to be bored to tears! A.K.A the year in which I’m actually going to post as much as I should have all these years.

Hope you liked my previous post on my Goa outfits. If you haven’t read it yet, here’s the link, go check it out and come back (: GOA 2019 LOOKBOOK .

Now, on to my 3 favourite places to eat at in Goa.

DISCLAIMER: This is strictly a food review. Which means I’m not going to write about the ambiance, the service or anything else that might add to a great experience. Don’t expect me to anyway. If I add extras in there, take it with a smile. AND LIKE MY POST!

Carry on now… 😀

1. The Black Sheep Bistro : Zomato link

Came here for dinner on the night we arrived and I can tell you one thing… Goa was off to a delicious start!

The dishes in the pictures:

  1. Prawns Plancha which was essentially prawns tossed in garlic, chilli and garlic aioli (tbh I don’t know what aioli is) let me know if you do. All I know it was delicious, one of my favourite dishes here.
  2. Crispy Calamari not completely gaga over it. Was decent but wouldn’t order it again if given the chance. The meat was slightly tough and quite tasteless if I’m going to be completely honest.
  3. Bistro Pork Poutine yas! Yaas! Yaaas! Need I say more? The pork was perfectly cooked – tender as ever, it practically melted in my mouth. I need to find a place in Mumbai that does this. Genuinely.
  4. RED WINE SANGRIAAAA of course! Sorry I can’t tell you what wine it was or how it tasted after I shook the glass in my hand and smelt it like a fancy lady. Because well… even if I did do that, my opinion wouldn’t be accurate. In fact, it would be totally off, ahahahaha.

2. Zeebop : Zomato link

The perfect place by the beach. Great food, an insane view and a chance to take off your pants and jump in the sea. What’s not to love?

There’s not much to review here but honestly when in Goa all you really need is a perfectly grilled / tandoored Snapper. And this is that. And hey, if Snapper isn’t your thing, they bring you that terrifying platter of dead seafood to choose from. I promise it isn’t as traumatizing as my picture looks.

The drink you’re wondering? Fruit punch. Because I was so done with alcohol. But it was one yummy fruit punch, I tell ya.

 

3. Gunpowder : Zomato link

They got that name from their food, I tell you! It’ll blow your taste-buds away. Spicy is an understatement but delicious as hell. 

Started off with some cocktails, I had the Smoked Maple Old Fashioned which is a blend of bourbon, maple syrup, bitter and Islay misk.

For starters we had the Andhra Prawn Masala, Beef Fry and Spicy Chorizo. I think my favourite was hands down the Prawns, we even called for seconds.

Now… if you have a low, medium, heck! Even a high tolerance for spice, do not order the Spicy Chirizo. It comes straight from hell I tell ya! No joke.

The main coarse was incredible. We had this Idukki pork curry which was nothing like anything I’d ever tasted before. Mostly because I don’t eat Kerala food but regardless… It was delicious. with Malabar Parotta at first and then with Appam. Also… I’m pretty sure, Appams are my new favourite thing to eat with curry. Or without curry.

I do have a couple more places that I really liked the food from. So if you’re interested, let me know in the comments. All you have to do is sign up with your email id, it ain’t that hard I promise.

Xoxo
Girl On Fleek ❤

If it’s Insta-Worthy, I’ll eat!

Hello 🌻

This officially the hottest it’s ever been. Also one hundred percent sure I’ll say the same thing next year, but OMG! Sorry, this was just an unrelated pointless ramble. Nobody ever talks about the weather anymore. Jeez!

Have you really eaten something if you haven’t Insta-Storied it? Do you even feel hungry when you have enough cute pictures that match your theme? And is the aesthetic more important than the actual food itself? 

That last one might be pushing it a bit too far. Here are some of my favorite places Insta wise as well as some of my favorite places to actually eat at. Even when I don’t need to update my feed. That’s saying alot now!

Breakfast at The Sassy Spoon!

The Kitchen Garden by Suzette

Bombay Salad Co.

Hope you liked this post. If you did make sure to like it, and follow me to be updated anytime I upload something new.  
Also feel free to suggest in the comments what kinds of post you’ll would like me to do.

XOXO ♥️

Girl OnFleek