Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shopping for Hawaii

I have been looking at various stores trying to find beach wear clothing. Its not easy! Its even harder if you are not skinny or have a beach body. You want buy something that is sexy but at the same time cover some of the problem areas. Definitely i would say plan to workout at least 2 months before your trip crunches, squats, toning, cardio.. it will help.

Some stores that you might want to check out--

Forever 21 - I love this store there are a lot of options..a lot of cute short dresses..

Hollister - They have a lot of swimwear options, shorts , tank tops

J Crew - They are expensive but i really love their beach wear and dresses. Also check out their beach cover ups.

These are some of my picks for Hawaii for the non bikini bodies...

1. You can try a cinched skirt instead of a bikini if you have a broader hip or thunder thighs

2. Floral short dress with slide sandals and a hat..

3. Another floral dress from Hollister

A few swimsuits, shorts, tank tops, short-sleeved shirts, sundresses, thongs, sandals and a hat and you are all set for Hawaii.

Friday, May 29, 2009


While i was randomly shopping at the Mall i came across this new product ( new to me) in the Lingerie section SPANX. The lady explained that it was a "body shaping" undergarment designed to give the wearer a slim and shapely appearance. Hmmm now i am thinking should i Buy it??? aahh may be later need to check out some reviews on this product.
Sara Blakely is the founder of SPANX, Inc who received the Ernst & Yong Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002. About 5.4million SPANX power panties have been sold since the year 2000, and the global retail sales for SPANX products are estimated at $350 million for 2008. Now that is something but lets see what some of them have to say-
"The spanx made me look like Mrs Doubtfire in a fat suit, and the bra seemed exactly like my $5 one with a couple extra digits. I will admit I was less LUMPY but really for over a hundred bucks I was expecting something BIGGER [or less bigger, har har]"
First of all if you are plumpy, fat, your belly hangs over your panties there is nothing SPANX can do to save you from that. It is not a garment made to make you look like you have lost 20lbs NO NO! It is only a shaping garment giving you a smoother clean look when you wear a cocktail dress.
"Last night Eva Parker stepped out ... in SPANX! A shutterbug snapped the lovely "Desperate Housewife" star as she arrived at an Allure magazine party being held at Beso (her restaurant in Hollywood) and managed to catch a glimpse of Eva's "mid-thigh shaper."
So here you go Eva is a size zero and she uses SPANX! Many celebs wear SPANX including Jessica Alba and Oprah.

Check out their website for SPANX solutions Body shapers, Bras and Camis. Target also sells a cheaper version of SPANX if you don't want to pay $100.00 for an undergarment!

I think i am gonna try it out. If you are going to use it only for certain occasions you can just buy one and use it under any dress. If any of you have already tried it let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Maxi Mania this Summer

This summer its the Maxi's and not the mini's. Maxi dresses have become very popular in the last few years mainly because they are extremely comfortable and they look great on any shape and size. Maxi dresses have it all- casually chic, sexy and comfortable, free flowing, colorful, can be short or long, available in a variety of fabrics, with or without sleeves. Maxis are a must-have look for traveling and the beach filled days of summer. I was in Aveda yesterday and almost all the Hair dressers were in their black Maxi's. Its become a fashion trend among all the celebs. Lindsay, Paris, Jessica alba are all flaunting their sexy bodies with Maxi's. The long flowing maxi dresses look great in a burst of floral patterns, artistic geometrics, solid white cotton or black and white graphics.
Check out Kim wearing the Bra Top Maxi from Victoria Secret's collection. Better than ever, with new enhancements for improved support and comfort. Empire waist. Open cut-out back. Ruched front for $95.00 on sale.

Victoria secret has a great collection of maxi's ranging anywhere from $30.00 to $100.00..Not Bad! It was a surprise to me. Buy online and get 60% off. Clearance Sale!
You can also select BCBG, Custo Barcelona, Tibi, Tracy Reese or one of the other designer brands to find your summer maxi dress.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I wish i could wear high heels..

You can wear high heels and be comfortable and i have learnt it the hard way. I have walked into Payless or Target several times and seen them and i think wow such cute high heels shoes for just $15 grab it infact sometimes i bought 2-3 pairs thinking what a bargain. But unfortunately after wearing them once or twice you realize what a bad decision you have made buying these cheap shoes. At first i thought its the high heels and i am just not used to wearing them, it hurts and i go back to wearing my flat shoes. But soon realized that was not the case when i bought an expensive $90 high heel shoes n was able to wear them all day without hurting myself. So if you want to wear high heels and be comfortable you need to buy the expensive ones as they have that extra cushion which the cheapo ones will never have and believe me its a dream come true. They are very durable, last longer...its like buying Honda or Lexus over Kia. In the beginning it might look pricy but in the long run you are the winner.

They make you look sexy, you feel good and it boosts your confidence. I would not recommend wearing anything more than 4inches. Also if you don't want to go with pointed heels there are other options like block heels which can do the same job.

Researchers have found that a person of average height (5ft 4in tall) was rated most attractive when their inside leg measurement was 30.5in, which is about 5% longer than the average leg measurement for a person that size. With high heels your legs look longer and therefore make you look very attractive. Also make sure when you walk you apply pressure on the ball of your foot and not on the heel.
When i am working i prefer wearing flats due to the nature of my job. But sometimes i wear high heels like on fridays and guys compliment saying hey you look taller today ..nice shoes...some notice it because of the tik tok sound:) I wear them because i want to look taller and now that i have some comfortable shoes i am loving it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Plump Up your LIPS !

I had heard about it but never really used it. When i saw it at Target it did not look any different from the regular lip gloss that i have always used. But as it was only $10.00 i thought what the heck lets just try it and see if it really plumps up my lips. To my surprise it really worked very well just as advertised. So let me tell you how it works....

Most lip plumpers contain some type of irritant like menthol, camphor or cinnamon that causes mild swelling. Your lips feel minty! Simply apply plumping gloss directly to your lips and watch them inflate. It also keeps the lips hydrated for a long time. If you don't use any lip plump potion make sure you keep your lips hydrated with any lip balm, as dry and chapped lips look even more thinner. The effects and the amount of fullness can vary by brand. The one that i am using is from Physicians Formula and i use it twice a day. Its available in different shades, some also have glitter for party time.

There are several stories on the internet about "Get Instant Luscious Angelina Jolie Lips" with surgical augmentation or through injections - ouch. One would go for it if she is really crazy and has a lotta money. Well these methods are long lasting but they can have several possible side effects. So why go there!

Try out the deep wine tones such as burgundy, cabernet and merlot even scarlet which is hot this season. A little shimmer with a champagne-colored gloss on top will give you the perfect Lip Plumping Cocktail!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Acne Scars: Can i beat it?

Sometimes you look into the mirror and its clear and sometimes you see acne popping up or the scars left over from acne. Why can't it be always clear? what is it that is making it toggle so much? Thats what i am thinking right now and i hate it. I don't have an answer to all the questions but i am not going to give up! So i have talked about it to my parents n friends and got their suggestions. To start with i am following some good stuff that we all know are important. Its just that we don't follow it religiously. Anywaz here i listed them ALL:
. Drink atleast 3 liters of water everyday
. NO coffee or Tea.
. NO spicy, oily n fried food :(
. Exercise everyday. I run for 30min on the treadmill and do some strength exercise for 15min.
. Use Neutrogena acne therapy treatment which is said to be much better than Proactiv. Proactiv works for some but for others it can have side effects so be careful.
Its a 3 step process:
Step 1:
Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser contains Salicylic Acid acne medicine and micro-fine beads designed to unclog pores as well as to treat and help prevent pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Step 2:
Acne Control Lotion contains Benzoyl Peroxide acne medicine, which kills acne causing bacteria, treats inflamed breakouts and helps prevent future acne.

Step 3:
Oil-Free SPF 15 Lotion (as needed) is a unique combination of SPF 15 and DermaNaturals®, an exclusive botanical complex. It protects acne-prone skin from damaging UV rays, while calming and promoting the return of clear, healthy-looking skin.

I have done all this in the past and once my skin is all clear i just let it go and then it gets worse again. Lazy lazy me..what i want to say here is you need to take care of your skin everyday no matter what. Some don't have to but others who have acne prone sensitive skin need to invest time in it and its worth it! I am also going to consult a dermatologist soon.
I am following all of the above and its been 2 weeks now. I will get back to you with before and after results in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime if you girls n guys have any suggestions or want to share your success story please feel free. You can also email me at

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hair Volumizing

I am sure there are many out there who know about Hair styling but this is from an infant who just discovered the facts about how to get the perfect hair everyday. I always wondered how these ladies at work have their hair beautifully set everyday. Do they go to a hairstylist everyday? i don't think so. So after chit chatting with them i decided to try out some of their already known to ALL secrets:)

First of all i started using Aveda products as their products are all plant-based and they support eco-friendly practices. Hair styling is not just about adding products to your hair and blow drying it. You should get a hair cut that suits you based on your personality. I like letting my hair down and adding volume to it because i feel that LOOK enhances my personality. And after watching Chitrangada Singh in "Sorry Bhai " movie i wanted her hair style real bad. Check her hair out..

When you talk about using blow dryers, styling your own hair could be very painful. So i bought one of the hair dryer stands available on
Amazon @ $10.00 which frees up your hands to hold the brush and to move it around. Aveda hair care tips also suggests that in order to extend the life of your blow dry, it helps to sleep on a silk pillow case or wrap your hair in a silk scarf before bed.

These were the steps i followed:
. Let your hair dry like about 80% atleast
. Your choice: i added the volumizing tonic from Aveda you can use the be curly or straightening products.
. Divide and conquer- clip up your hair and use small sections and blow dry your hair using ionic dryer they are better than others.
. Use a big rounded brush
. In 20min i had my hair bouncing all over the place:)
. I style it on Sunday and it remains for atleast 2-3 days. Doing this twice a week without teasing/back combing your hair too much is not bad for what you get!

Let me know what you girls and guys out there think about everyday styling. What are your experiences?