Jamie’s Pizzeria Review & OOTN!

Hello gorgeous ❤️!

Long before I even thought of starting a blog, I used to eat way too much outside food!  So I began Zomato reviewing and I love it! I enjoying telling you guys and people in general about how much I love / hate a place, dish or service that I thought it’s high time I do a proper blog post review!

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Jamie’s Pizzeria by Jamie Oliver! I’ve been watching Jamie’s TV shows for years! Now I watch his YouTube channels – FOOD TUBE and Drinks TUBE. So I thought it would only be fair if this was the first place I reviewed on my blog. I plan on doing many more restaurant reviews so I hope you like it ☺️☺️☺️. 

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I completed a month at my new job, so to celebrate André took me out to dinner. I kind of chose where I wanted to go and wouldn’t budge from Jamie’s. But, OH WELL❣Still a fabulous night. 

They’ve stayed true to the one pizza per person concept they have abroad which i think is great. As I’m not the biggest sharer! 😝 But I do share with André. We started off with the classic – Pepperoni pizza! You really can’t go wrong with it.  The crust was just the right amount of thin and the pizza was just the right amount of greesy! Yes. The cheese stretched as i bit into it. If you couldn’t tell already- I LOVED IT!

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We loved it so mcuh we ordered another. The Spicy Meatball pizza. Not going to lie, it wasn’t nearly as good as the first one. Number one it was so spicy I wouldn’t be surprised if i had gotten ulcers the next day! Besides that, I can’t quite put a finger on what exactly was the problem with it. Theoretically the pizza was perfect, but it lacked that WOW factor (if you get what I mean). I just wouldn’t be missing out on anything if I didn’t have this one. 

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The place isn’t the biggest and surprisingly the menu has way too many veg options! But never the less, I’m glad I visited and I would love to come again! Especially for some more Pepperoni Pizza and to try out their Margherita!!!

What really stood out and obviously it was supposed to was the mural on the wall. It’s a painting of some of the iconic things in Mumbai! It caught my eye within seconds. And the bright colours against the concrete wall was just 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻!

 

Now on to my Outfit Of The Night a.k.a My OOTN!

(Top: Zara | Jeans: Vietnam | Shoes: Vietnam | Bag: Forever 21)

For any of you who are thinking, “Why would you dress up so casually on DATE NIGHT?!” Well my answer to that is, Why the hell not? Wear what you’re comfortable in. Wear what makes you happy. Ripped jeans are one of my favourite clothing items and so are comfy tees. So own what you love! May sound very cliché, but it’s true! 🙃

And always remember: You don’t have to be society’s definition of perfect to be ON FLEEK! You just need to be the best version of YOU❣

XOXO ❤️❤️❤️

Picture Credits: Andre Fernandes

MAY Favourites (in beauty)

Hello everybody 💕. 

We’ve finally gotten through the hottest month of them all, MAY!!! Aren’t you happy about that? I know I am. It’s so funny because , it’s so true what they say… “The grass is always greener on the other side.” We wait for summer to wear our cute outfits, sandals and hats. But then (especially here in Mumbai) the heat starts to get unbearable and all we want is for it to rain. Or is that just me? Anyway… Looks like that won’t be happening for another couple months or so. Getting to the point – Here are a few beauty products and perfumes / body mists I’ve been absolutely in love with this summer! 

The first and my absolute favourite is this peel off mask that I bought when I went to Vietnam. Not going to lie, I was very hesitant about using it at first. I tested it on my hand and only after I found that it was safe did I use it on my face. Hahahha…. Don’t worry I’m not usually this fussy, it’s only because this product was extremely cheap. It was about 60 INR. YEP! I KNOW RIDICULOUS !!! But genuinely…. It’s one of the best Peel Off Masks I’ve ever used.

  • It smells heavenly. It has that strong citrus scent which is extremely appealing. Heck! I could just sniff it all day!
  • It has a nice strong grip, so when you peel it off it really gets all that gunk out of your face and neck, leaving your skin super soft and very visibly clean.
  • The only downside is I have no idea of where you can get it from besides Vietnam’s supermarkets. However, I will check some sites online and let you know if I do end up finding the product.


This next product was actually a birthday gift from a friend of mine and I absolutely love it! It’s the Victoria’s Secret PASSION STRUCK in the Fuji Apple and Vanilla Orchid scent. It smells just like the description says – very fruity, fresh and summery with a hint of a floral scent. It’s perfect travel size too, so great to pop into any handbag when you’re on-the-go.


These are my current favourites in makeup. I am completely aware that I’m no expert in this sector , but I am really loving these products and would like to share them with you.

  • Let’s start off with the INVEDA BB Cream. It reads, ” 8 in 1 Cream with Magnolia & Almond. SPF 20. Fair Colour. For All Skin Types. ” So it does have a light coverage for any blemishes, spots or lines plus it has SPF which is perfect for the summer time. While keeping your face looking flawless and spot free it also protects you from the sun. Also this is the kind of product wherein a little bit goes a long way. If you end up using too much your face will start to feel like it’s just been smothered with moisturiser which is never a good feeling on a hot day. I use it by itself in the day time but as a primer if I have an evening function or event.
  • Let’s move on to the MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Concealer. Great coverage and very easy to blend which is the most important thing in any makeup product. They have quite a wide range of shades to choose from as well so it’s very unlikely that there won’t be one that matches your skin tone perfectly. Also, it’s extremely reasonable price wise compared to some of the other brands and it does work just as well.
  • Lastly, the MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Clear Glow ALL IN ONE SHINE FREE CAKE POWDER. It does have an SPF OF 32 which is always a bonus. It says on the packaging that it lasts for 8 hours, but I haven’t worn it even close to that amount of time to let you know if it’s true. Doesn’t make your face look cakey for sure and if you’re one with oily skin like me you should give this a try.

 

I’ve saved the best of all for last. My boyfriend gave this to me for my birthday and I’m in love. It’s the ZARA WOMAN GOLD. I’m already the biggest Zara fan and this perfume doesn’t only look gorgeous but smells heavenly too. The packaging itself looks so elegant, classy and rich. This is a gift any woman/ girl would be delighted to receive. I know I was. It has a bit of a mature scent , not the kind that you would picture your grandmother with but , the kind a sexy flawless lady with pointy heels, a white buttoned down shirt and a black pencil skirt would be caught wearing. What can I say? It smells just like it looks – Classy, Elegant & Rich.

 

So these were all the products I’ve been loving this month and am now using extremely sparingly as I don’t want to run out. I’m curious to know what are some of your recent favourites? Let me know in the comments so I can get a hold of them and enjoy them too 😃. Follow me to stay updated of when I upload new posts. Love you!

Picture Credits : André Fernandes

Xoxo💖


Vietnam Lookbook!

Hello there! I hope you’re having a lovely day. I personally love watching Lookbook videos and am just very inquisitive in general about what people are wearingPlus, I thought this would be a nice and fun break from the first two travel blog posts before I post the next two. Happy Reading! 😀 

I absolutely love looking at these kinds of posts and watching these kinds of videos because even though the outfit combinations may sometimes be very basic it often reminds of something lying in my closet that I haven’t worn in a while and have probably forgotten about. So it gets me digging through all my old and forgotten clothes and makes me so excited to wear them all over again. It also gives me insight on different ways of styling a particular piece, different colour combinations that I would’ve never thought go together, even mixing patterns which is so popular these days (side note: I haven’t ventured into that zone yet) and also completely falling in love with a look so much that I just have to go out and buy it!

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Top: Forever 21; Shorts: Marks and Spencer; Shoes: Old Navy

So for this first look I paired these Navy Blue shorts from Marks & Spencer with this Maroon and White striped crop top from Forever 21. Very simple and comfy but I think just because the shorts are high waisted and it is a crop top and not just a regular length tee it makes the look a lot more classy. And of course the ballerinas give it that girly touch. Throw on some sunglasses and you’re done!

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Top: Aeropostale

This second outfit is so bright and summery, I love it! In fact, this is one of my favourite tees. My boyfriend gifted it to me from his US trip, It says “LOVE 365”. I think this is perfect for the summer time as it’s a super thin and soft material and the colour is just gorgeous! As for the bottoms, you just can’t go wrong with some classic denim shorts.

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Top: Abercrombie and Fitch

This next look again has my classic denim shorts because their so versatile, they just go with any and everything. I paired it this time with a more fitting t-shirt so it looks a bit more dressed-up. Also second day hair calls for a cap! And this polka dot one is so cute and just ties the whole look together.

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Top: Cotton World

I couldn’t go on holiday and not wear my favourite colour! Even though its summer time, I think you can  get away with a black crop top. I mean… It is cropped after all! The material was super thin and soft as well so I wasn’t sweating like crazy. Oooh! And I think the cap looks super cute with this whole look. What you think? 

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Top: Forever 21; Jeans: Mango

I don’t think this outfit needs a long description. I kept it simple and classy. Blue jeans with a plain white basic tee. However, I’m not about that basic life so I did cut the bottom off my t-shirt just a bit to give it that distressed look. And I love it! I’m sorry you cant really see the whole look properly, but this happened to be the only picture I had with this outfit! 😦 Apologies!

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Dress: Forever 21

This simple skater dress is my GO-TO for the summer time! Its super flattering and the tiny flowers on it scream summer to me, don’t you think? And since it’s black, you can get away with wearing it for a night out as well. A total wardrobe staple I would say.

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Top Aeropostale

And lastly is this bright blue tee. Even though it’s not a full length picture, I couldn’t help but include it. This fun colour is perfect for the day out, you can pair it with some denim shorts/ jeans, white bottoms or even dusty pink or orange bottoms would look super cute with this colour, I think 🙂 .

Disclaimer: Since I’m on holiday and my boyfriend kindly took a few pictures of me,  they are completely natural (this is actually what I wore on the day) and not some outfits I’ve thrown together to show you guys. Which is also the reason why I’ve repeated the denim shorts in so many of the looks. I have zero makeup on and the looks are all very casual and laid back – Perfect for the summer time and when you go on vacation or even for everyday!

I hope you liked these outfits and / or reading this post in general. If you did make sure to follow me to be notified each time I upload a new post (: I love you all lots. Thanks for sticking till the end.

Xoxo ❤

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 ❤