The crackle of mustard seeds in the earthy aroma of sesame oil, the taste of coconut blended perfect with pan-fried vegetables, the tanginess and the burst of flavors from a single pot of gravy-like Sambar.. is just touching the tip of the South Indian cuisine iceberg. I hail from Chennai, India and belong to a… Continue reading A Guide to Vegan South Indian Food.
Dear Fitness, You and I, we have had a complicated relationship in the past. We got off to a late start, when I was introduced to you as a chubby, self-conscious 20-year old. I carried curves and fat in all the wrong places, and I wanted to become thinner to prove to myself that I… Continue reading A Letter To Fitness.
If you're reading this, I strongly believe that the Universe has a message for you. You probably need a mood booster or are going through some turmoil. I'm in the same boat, and I'm trying to become more optimistic. Because positive vibes=positive life. These days, I'm all about affirmations. My husband would probably roll… Continue reading Positive Vibes, Positive Quotes.
Oh look, your local philosopher is back with a ton of wisdom you just needed to read about. I've been on a streak of questioning many things these past few days, primarily my own intentions. The biggest reveal for me has been a key insight into my shopping habits. I have discovered that I've got… Continue reading A Case of Temptations.
I'm hitting the motherlode today, clearly touching sensitive territory- comparison of the self with others. For as long as I can remember, I've been putting myself down and gazing from the outside in. Growing up from life as an active child to becoming an overweight teenager, I developed a crushingly low self-esteem. During my teenage… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Comparison
I have a major lifestyle change I wish to announce here- I'm going vegan. I have been vegetarian almost all my life, and I decided to take it a step further. Veganism is a philosophy and a way of living, rejecting animal by-products in food, clothing and other means. This means cutting out dairy, eggs,… Continue reading Going Vegan – My Life Has Changed
I have recently become very conscious about purchasing any beauty and fashion related stuff. On one hand, I want to cultivate mindfulness in my consuming and on the other, I am switching to a vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle. Cruelty-free beauty products are those which aren't tested on animals, so no cute little furry friends are hurt… Continue reading Cruelty-Free Beauty Favorites Under $15
Divine spring, the season of delicate flowers, femininity and youthfulness, is almost here. There's so much color that nature displays in pride, and it feels like the grass and the trees are smiling at you. To me, spring is moving away from winter's gloomy and heavy aura. I was heavily incorporating winter's aesthetics in my… Continue reading My Go-To Spring Makeup Look.
Even though trends are transient, there's nothing wrong in wanting to incorporate them in your wardrobe. Fashion trends from the runway and from what I see on Instagram, are lively and moving towards a brighter, maximalist image. Big statement earrings in acrylic and mismatched on purpose, oversized ruffles dangling from tops and dresses, and bright… Continue reading Fashion Trends 2018-Wearable & Affordable.
Bonjour, mes amies! (Hello, my friends!) I hope you're having a kickass weekend so far. 🙂 Today, I have decided to start a blog series called 'Let's Talk'. I'm going to lay my thoughts bare for all of you to read, and it is going to 100% honest opinions with no BS filters to sugarcoat.… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Luxury.
Never did I think that I'd get nominated for an award, but it happened! It feels like my own Oscar moment, haha. Thank you so much, Blossom Bahar, for nominating me for a Liebster Award! Basically, this award represents good ole-time bloggers and new blogs that are just waiting to be discovered and have awesome… Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination!
Hello blog fam, hope you're having a good week so far! I want to talk about mood boards today, because I'm just in the mood for it. Get it, mood board.. mood? If that isn't the very definition of lameness, I don't know what it is. Now that I've wasted a minute of your time… Continue reading DIY: How To Create A Mood Board.