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Monday, 10 December 2018

Elevate your winter vogue with stripe palazzo : Office fashion trend look book

It's December. But in Kolkata, to feel like winter you have to wait few more days. A full sleeve tees, a pair of jeans or palazzo, a light weight stole or a long shrug is just enough for winter in Kolkata. In my metier I need to look feminine, chick yet professional. Flattering high waist pallazo has always been in trend for those like me who adore boho style. So I opt for this black and white stripe pallazo pairing with solid black colour full sleeve tees. How can I forget about my latest favourite mirrored sunglass and silver colour wide bracelet before stepping out as they are complementing my modish attire.















Pallazo - Gariahat Market
Black tees - Club factory
Handbag - Gariahat Market
Bracelet - Gariahat Market
Sunglass- Clubfactory
Lipstick - Lakme
Eyeshadow - Blue Heaven


Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Gorgeous lips with Matt Look Lipstick




MattLook Matte lipstick. So for the first time I am using this product and thought to share my opinion. Matt look  lipstick comes with wide range of shades and I preferred to buy Very Mauve, shade no. 502 MattLook is easily available in local shop as well as online.





It comes in a snazzy little rectangular shape box. When opened I find the get up really modish. I really like the fruity smell of the lipstick. Before buying this shade I was a bit confused whether I can carry it well. Because before this I had never wear this shade. But to my surprise this color is so fresh and glide so beautifully that it makes my lips look charismatic. It provides excellent coverage and never spread on teeth or outer parts of the lips.

What I Don't Like
This brand proposes to condition the lips as it has vitamin E but I find my lips little dry after applying it

It demands to stay for 10 to 12 hours. But it doesn't. 








Monday, 5 November 2018

Bareilly Ki Barfi - A Perfect Tale of Love, Humor & Drama




Pratayay Sur

The true pursuit of love is an adventure where two souls are destined to meet in spite of their imperfections and inhibitions. This one-liner is illustrated in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's romcom film “Bareilly ki Barfi”. The film revolves around three pivotal characters; the protagonist, Bitti Mishra (Kriti Sanon) a tomboy , small town girl of Bareilly, Chirag Dubey (Ayushmann Khurrana) the lovelorn lover, publisher & writer of the namesake storybook “Bareilly ki Barfi” and Pritam Vidrohi (Rajkummar Rao) the catalyst caricature who steals the show with nonchalance. The plot may well have been inspired by the novel “The Ingredients of Love” by Nicolas Barreau. The film is highly recommended for those who prefer to indulge in a romantic excursion. The predominant theme of love which eventually stands the test of disillusioned prejudices underlines the message of the story. The revival of faith in love for Chirag and the approval of truth in Bitti that love is beyond all imperfections make a good yarn to weave an interesting plot.
The typical north Indian flavour and parochial interest make the screenplay very convincing and the simplicity pervades the entire film. Bitti, an extrovert is often misunderstood and misfit in marriage proposals is a concern to her mother while her father is a silent supporter. The film is wrought with humor that is etched by subtle acting specially churned in moments when Bitti’s mother (Seema Pawha) rent the scene with her power-packed typical middle-class emotions contrasted by her father’s (Pankaj Tripathi) sustained nonchalance. The storyline may be a little predictable but the humor in dialogues and plausible character play by supporting roles make the film most engrossing.
Sanon has aptly portrayed Bitti as a free-flowing candid girl next door and ably complemented by her counterpart Ayushmann whose character is tailor-made for Chirag as the intellectual “Dev Das” languishing lost love yet burning within in agony for vindictive revenge. On the other hand, the character of Pritam, clinically performed by Rajkummar Rao is of real flux contributing to the element of drama and keeps the audience to their toes. The scenes where Chirag rehearses with Pritam to transform himself from a saree salesman to an author, that too having to flaunt his opposite demeanour gives glimpses of Shahrukh’s Rab De Bana di Jodi feats. However, Rajkummar Rao has inimitable flamboyance which shows when he also eclipses his co-actors in his scenes. Ayushmann Khurrana is unmistakably known for the genre of his quintessential roles in a common man’s story.
The chemistry between Chirag & Pritam gives the story a purpose, otherwise, the destiny is loud and clear, it’s only how Chirag finally compensates his failure in love for Babli coupled by the loss in his book “Bareilly ki Barfi” (a bad investment until the only reader brings luck). The film is neither an attempt to startle the audience with an ideal nor a bland tale with cliches. But the real bonus of the film is the narrative by Javed Akhtar which lends a poetic essence to the film and Nazm Nazm feat which is daubed in lyrical romance.
Those who haven’t watched the movie yet, you definitely check it out. The movie is currently streaming on ZEE5 right now.




Saturday, 25 August 2018

Why I Fell In Love With B & T Calendula and Aloe Vera Multi Purpose Cream : Review

  •  Sreeja Ghosh Sur


I am really going through an exhausting and busy schedule. And the sole reason behind the irregularity of my blog posting. But at the same time I am enjoying this eventful and tiring situations and I am sure every mom do that. Particularly if you are mom of a toddler. You hardly find any moment for yourself. Isn’t it? 

B&T multipurpose cream review





The purpose of this review post is solely for those mom who have just started enjoying their motherhood. Being a mom I understand how your little angel solely grab the whole attention. If we count it is not even an hour mom gets for themselves. So in this single hour we have to complete the whole day routine. It is imperative that in view to the above situation most of Mom do not find time or manage to get time for themselves to nourish their skin. So do I. From last one and half year I just collected loads night and day cream, lotions, musk. But for each of this you have to invest time. So I always wanted a multipurpose cream which can solve every problem of my skin unless until I discover this B&T Calendula & Aloe Vera multipurpose cream from a homeopathy store. This one product that really works for me without investing much time. Another good thing is that it is extremely safe for babies as it is toxic free. I have applied this on nappy rashes. It works wonderfully.

Look

It comes in simple, white color jar which get easily fit in your small bag.






Key Ingredients

AloeVera which helps to revitalizes and repair skin texture.

Calendula has antiseptic properties.

Other Ingredients

Shea Butter, Glyceryl Mono Steareth, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Light liquid paraffin, Boric Acid, Fragrance & DM water etc.






Benefits and My Experience

I really fell in love with this Calendula and Aloe Vera Multi Purpose Cream. It really works amazingly on my skin to remove all the blemishes and dark spots. Sore nipples are very common during pregnancy. This multipurpose cream works like magic. After using for a couple of week most of my common skin problems are gone and I really get a bright and supple skin.
Other benefits are it is a good anti wrinkle cream. This multipurpose cream works brilliantly on dry skin. Can be use on minor wounds for it’s healing properties. This B&T multipurpose cream has good emollient properties. So it can be massage on face and other parts of the body.

I will definitely recommend this pocket friendly cream. This is an amazing pick for the whole family.

If you have already tried or planning to try this multipurpose cream with the goodness of Aloe Vera and calendula then don't forget to share your experience here. 



(This is not a paid review)












Monday, 11 June 2018

Get Relief from Muscle Sprain And Arthritis : Sovolin Anti Arthritic Oil Review

  •  Sreeja Ghosh Sur
I simply love this Ayurvedic medicine. Truly speaking sleeping peacefully at night had become a pain for me. The acute pain which I had on my back and shoulder was really a nightmare for me. After I have discovered Sovolin Anti Arthritic Oil I found a total relief from pain.




These days most people suffer from back pain due to the postural stress for sitting too long in front of computer. Taking pain killer every time is not good also. So we try to lessen the pain by applying pain relief ointment from outside. But one thing I have seen that the effect of ointments are partial.




So what I like about Sovolin Anti Arthritic Oil ?


Sovolin gets absorbed very quickly and starts working gradually and relieves from pain and stiffness. The effect remains for a long period. It is also effective for elderly people who are suffering from arthritis.
It is also not at all greasy.

What does it demands?




Relieves pain associated with Arthiritis, back pain, knee, shoulder, muscle strains and sprains.
It penetrates deep into the skin.

It recommends to apply the oil 4-5 times a day though it is enough to use two times a day.

What I don’t like

Strong Smell

It doesn’t cure arthritis forever, it just give relief from pain for time being.

Ingredients

Rasna, Nilgiri ka Tel, Karpura, Nirgundi, Sodhita Mitha Bish, Pepperment flower, Ajowan flower, Gaultheria Teil, Terpin Teil, Butylated Hydroxy Tolune (anti oxydent)

They gave me a 100ml trial pack but I would definitely love to try it again.





Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Heal your feet with Skin Yoga Marigold Foot Soak

  •  Sreeja Ghosh Sur

  • Whenever I plan to buy skincare product, I never skip to list for my face, neck, hand. But what I leave out most of the time is the product for my feet. May be to slash down my budget I prefer to skip the most important part of the body. How stupid I was.
You may spend few hours for pedicure once in a month. But don’t forget to use up twenty minutes from your busy schedule every week to pamper your skin with foot soak. In this post I am going to share my experience with Skin Yoga marigold foot soak which I get as a free sample from Smytten. But before that I want to pen down few words about the advantage of foot soak.






Benefits of Foot Soak

  • Fight odour
  • Foot Soak works wonderfully as a relaxing agent for our feet by soothing tired muscle.
  • It relieves pain after a long days work or after walking in uncomfortable shoes
  • Removes dirt, skin tan, heals cracks and other infections.

Looks of Skin Yoga marigold foot soak

It comes in a neatly packed beautiful golden sachet. When  I unpacked it I found golden granules with marigold petals.






Components
  • Marigold
  • Sea Salt
  • Coconut Oil

My Experience

I emptied the whole sachet into the tub filled with lukewarm water. I dipped my feet into the tub. Coconut oil was actually hydrating my skin by making my feet soft and supple. The salt granules acted as a very good scrubber as it demands to remove Suntan and dirt. Marigold is an excellent coolant that helps to relax tired muscle. I dipped my feet at least for 20 minute and it really helps me to relieve from pain.

Also watch my youtube video where I share my experience




What is good about it

Paraben free, preservative free
Small amount is required
Instantly moisturize and heals your feet

What I don’t like about it

Pungent smell of coconut oil
The effect remains for few hours only







Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Types Of Wallpaper You Must Know Before Buying

  •  Sreeja Ghosh Sur
We all know that wallpaper plays a vital role in the world of interior designing. The use of wallpaper in home decor starts it’s journey since 1785. With the passage of time the application and the texture of wallpaper changes a lot. Here are few which I am going to discuss with you.
Traditional Wallpaper

This is one of the most popular and world wide accepted wallpaper. Fiber is the key element of the product. People prefer to use this type of wallpaper in bedrooms and dining room just because it is environment friendly. It also let the wall to breathe. But these are not washable.


Vinyl Wallpaper



Another popular and widely used wallpapers. Backing layer is used in this type of wallpaper. They are either consists of fiber or paper. Plastic are used for upper coating. Advantages for which they are widely used are that they are light- resistant, ecological, washable, long lasting and pocket friendly.  Color Magic offers a wide range of variety, design and color.

Embossed Wallpaper


Want to add some depth and significance to the plain wall of your house? Then Embossed Wallpaper is the right choice. Even you can easily conceal cracks and defects of your wall with embossed wallpaper. Taupe, cream, beige, stone are some of the popular color that craft an amazing natural ambit which easily go with most other trait and feature colors.


Bamboo Wallpaper


The name itself depicts that it is an environmental friendly natural product. It is not washable so it is advised to not to apply on kitchen wall or dining for it can comes in contact with food stain or areas where it may retain moisture. Bamboo has antiseptic ingredients which prevents germs to accumulate.

Textile wallpaper


For elegant and dazzling look of the room textile wallpaper can be the ultimate choice. They comes in cotton, linen, feather, felt etc. They are flame resistant and defiant to stain


Fibreglass Wallpaper


For a tough back up of wall and ceiling fiberglass wall paper is the ideal one because of the way that it is woven and bonded. It can be mentioned as green product because it is made of non poisonous constituents. Soda, dolomite, quartz, lime are usually used to structure this fiberglass wallpaper. Good thing about these wallpaper are 1) blockade dampness 2) flame resistant 3) tough enough yet light weight, 4) water resistant. For this reason they are widely used in automobiles, hot tubs, aircrafts, roofing etc
 Lining Paper

Last but not the least. It is not ornamental wallpaper. It is actually applied to nude old damaged walls or ceilings just before painting or before applying decorative wallpap


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties

  •  Sreeja Ghosh Sur
  • Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. -Yo-Yo Ma 
  • mention this famous quote of the cellist Yo Yo Ma because I find this saying is so true when it comes to people like Anindita Dutta. She is a painter, textile designer, an independent artist and a nurturer of creativity.
  • I knew her since I was a child. I knew her as a brilliant student, as a manager of a renowned audit firm. As I grew up I came to know that her excellence does not limit to this only. Her brilliance will remain incomplete if I dont explore her creativity. She manifests herself as a reluctant artist as she puts it that to be called a true artist you need a lot of hard work and willingness to make lots of sacrifices apart from the natural prowess and inherent passion. Few days back I had a chance to meet her for a chit chat and to explore her paintings on various medium.
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  • Here are a few excerpts of our tete-a-tete.
  •  Why did you leave such a secured job?
  • I always considered myself as a creative person. And I found nothing to add or create in such a hard core job. There was no scope for innovation. What I feel is that a creative person always needs to push themselves in a creative ground so that they can show some innovation in their work.
  • Which current Art World trend are you following?
  • The kind of work that I do holds a link with current World Art trends of 2D, mixed media and imperectionist art form.
  • What art do you most identify with?
    I am interested in drawing and designing part of visual art.
     What works do you most enjoy doing?
    I mostly enjoy doing pen and ink line drawing with brush pen and colored pencil.
    Has your practice changes overtime? If so then how?
    Yes, there’s a change. Initially, I used to do mainly water color painting, and then started with oil painting. But now I’m more comfortable with pen and ink, brush pen, colored pencil and occasionally acrylic.
     What is your favourite piece of Artwork in the collection so far and why?
    Art work with tea stains, my mobile series and my red and black series.
  • Your inspiration?
  • "The moon and six pence" on the life of Paul Gaugin and "Lust for life" on the life of Vincent Van Gogh, had been the two books which influenced and inspired me the most to drag me to the world of art as my first love. Other than this my inspiration came from the works of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt and Paul Signac. I grew up in a non interenet age, so International Book Fair and British Council Library were the only places for me where I could read lot of books on art. And among the Indian artists, my inspiration were Amrita Sher-Gil, S.H.Raza, Manjit Bawa, Anjali Ela Menon, Jamini Roy, Jahar Dasgupta, A. Ramachandran and Lalu Prasad Shaw. My father used to take us to Art Exhibitions, which has become a habit and I still continue with that.
  • What technique do you follow generally?
  •  Draw with pencil, coloured pencil and ink pen with focus on line. Like to draw with texture, geometric shapes with overlapping portions. I sometimes use papers of different thickness to give different textures to the painting. Normally, I break the main form in blocks of abstract shapes and fill up with line drawings. In one word I don't follow any particular technique, whatever comes to my mind I start with that.
  • Which is more important to you, the subject of your painting or the way it is executed?
  • Both are important and one complements the other.
    • Did you get any formal training
    • I didn’t go for any formal training during my childhood. I think I inherited these qualities from my paternal side. My grandpa was a great artist. Most of the relatives from my grandpa’s side were excellent painters. After leaving the job I took a formal training on textile designing.
    • Your suggestions for those who want to see themselves as a creator?
    When I started full fledged painting I didn’t think twice for earning money from it. Instead I left my financially secured job so that I can invest my valuable time for creating something new. Trust me I feel immense happiness from this. Whenever I feel stressed this one thing can give me some relief. Still now I spend time teaching myself from YouTube and other website. But those who really want to take this as a profession need to take proper training from the early stage of life.
    Last but not the least I know you are planning your own blog to ventilate your creative leaks...when is it coming? Whats it called ?
  • Ha ha ( Shy Laughter ). Hopefully in early June. To be very frank its been the support of my friends and well wishers who had always encouraged me with the idea. Well I named it myselfselves.com....as it is not about myself alone but the things and persons that form a plural extension of my being.

  • So if ever you visit Kolkata you can make an attempt to see her work or to purchase her exotic artworks and when you meet her you will never miss the introvert creator who seeks to shy away from any limelight. 
  • Contact her aninditadtt3@gmail.com
  • Let's explore some of her creations :
Pen & Ink with collage



Tea Stain Series









 Anindita Dutta
Acrylic Bootik Painting


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