A Letter To My Younger Self!

Dear Younger Self,

You are strong, you will realize it soon.

Family is very important, spend time as much as possible so that you don’t regret later.

Your mom loves you, dad does too, even now, even though he is not here now to tell this himself.

There is no need to be angry and confused at the same time, he is always with you.

As you get older, you will understand that it is going to get easier and it is going to hurt less. I promise.

You are going to meet some great (“special”) people who will make your life better and some terrible ones too.

Terrible ones will make you appreciate the great ones.

Some will help you tranform yourself into your “best version”.

They will make you think if you really deserve all that love from them.

Never doubt your instict, never doubt if you are doing something wrong, never doubt your worth.

You don’t need someone to tell you how great you are because you should already know that.




Don’t try to impress people who don’t like you, it’s their loss and don’t let them change you.


In a few years, you will fall in love with a person, who is going to change you in to a “better version” of yourself, like I mentioned before.

Life is going to be beautiful than ever.

That person is going to be so proud of you, proud of your flaws, proud of your decisions, mistakes and yourself more than you are.

I  am proud of you.

You are strong and you will be forever.

Thanks for reading. If you’ve read fully, I thank you for doing so. I have ended this letter with tears, going past my life, which I never do these days. This letter was my contribution to #womensdayblogparty.


I want to thank all the hosts:

Mommying BabyT

The Dreamer Mum

Aesha’s Musings

Baby & Beyond

I would like to thank Latika Ratti for introducing me in her blog. Do read her blog post by clicking the link below.


I would also like to introduce Surbhi Mahobia, a fellow momma, and an amazing blogger. Do check out her post too.

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Quick Mommy Skincare Routine with Innisfree

The reality of being a mommy is that you will always have a tiny little human being always around your legs. Thereby giving you less or no time for yourself. Whatever you do, you need to be quick! Like really quick! Before they notice and come to you. This is my life for the past 1 year and I have been successful in maintaining a skin care routine. Let’s begin with my quick mommy skincare routine.

Quick Mommy Skincare Routine with Innisfree


Quick Mommy Skincare Routine with Innisfree

I believe in double cleansing and cleansing with oils. Hence I use the green tea balancing cleansing oil from Innisfree. It is a light weight oil with a mild fragrance and removes makeup and dirt effectively. I use baby wipes to wipe off the oil and follow it up with a facewash.

Face Wash:

Quick Mommy Skincare Routine with Innisfree

I cleanse my face with a green tea cleansing foam, from the kit, and it is a creamy facewash which doesnt lather much but leaves your skin super clean. It leaves my skin a little dry after usage.


The kit doesnt come with a toner. I would highly recommend the Kama ayurveda Rose water spray but since I am trying out new rose water toners, I am currently usuing the rose water from Banjaras.


Quick Mommy Skincare Routine with Innisfree

Post the application of a toner, I apply the Innisfree Green tea Seed Serum. This is the gem out of all, this serum made my skin clear, no marks, no hyper pigmentation and I am happy with it. I have decided to get a full bottle after finishing this one.

Quick Mommy Skincare Routine with Innisfree

Following the serum, I also apply The Green Tea Seed Cream from Innisfree, which is a thick cream, but moisturizes your skin well for more than 5 hours.


Quick Mommy Skincare Routine with Innisfree

I am currently loving two sunscreens, the first one is from Lotus Herbals and the other one is from Neutrogena. I would say that I am loving Neutrogena sunscreen a tad bit more than the Lotus sunscreen.

Face Masks:

I am not comfortable with mixing face masks and applying them and waiting for it to get dried up. Because that’s just too much of work for me and it just doesnt work for running errands. Hence I use sheet masks from Innisfree and eye masks from Miniso (Miniso is a Japanese store which has quite interesting stuff like these)

Buy innisfree products from here  (non-affiliate) and Neutrogena sunscreen from here (non-affiliate).


If you are gifted with some extra time, do take time for yourself to get yourself pampered at a salon. I do it when my husband babysits because as mums, we need that extra “me” time to rejuvenate your minds.

Happy Parenting!


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Party Planning – Birthday party planning, what you need to know!

We recently celebrated our little one’s first birthday and we planned everything from the start till the end, with most of our conversations only through whatsapp and skype calls.  If you are planning for a big party, here are key essential things to be taken care of.


Firstly, work out a plan on the possible limit that you can spend on a birthday party. Split the amount and see if you can cover everything you planned for. This will clearly give you an idea of how your party is going to turn out.


Party Planning

Since 80% of the money goes to the venue rental and catering, it is always wise to choose a hotel which wont cost you more than 70% of the planned budget (considering 10% as tax).


Here comes the main part, the theme and decorator. Never get fooled by decorators who promise to do big things with a huge budget. Your baby is a year old and will never remember anything that happened on this day. Choose a theme which matches the budget and something catchy. Flex banners wont cost much, hence roughly calculate on things which your decorator promises to do and see if its worth the expense.

We chose a “dream catcher theme” only because of the tag line “dream big lil one”, because we thought that it would be the perfect blessing from friends and family.


Party Planning

Make sure that your little one’s outfit is comfortable and not too difficult for them to handle. Once they feel uncomfortable and cranky, its going to be difficult to handle.


Party Planning

Choose to give return gifts to kids who come to your party or to all the elders. It is definitely not possible to please everyone so always go by your budget and liking.


Party Planning

Make sure that your baby sleeps right before the party so that they can stay active throughout without getting cranky.

Carry your baby’s favorite snacks and food to offer just in case the baby is cranky or hungry.

You baby is more important than anything else, attend to your crying baby first and then continue with the party.

Feed your baby before the party and in between.

Lastly, never compare your life with other’s. If you are not able to spend a lot of money on a party, its okay, your child needs you and your love. Spending quality time with your baby is much more important than anything else.

Happy Parenting!

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Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Thailam Review


Every malayalee household has a few bottles of kashayams and arishtams from the ayurveda hospital. Such is the relationship between kerala and ayurveda. One among them is always Nalpamaradi Thailam. I have used this for a while when I was a teen, because my mom claims it to be a magic oil which is good for your skin, makes your skin glow and fancy statements like that. Lets review the Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Thailam.

Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Thailam Review, Indian beauty bog
Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Thailam Review
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My Pregnancy Diet | Tips and Tricks

My Pregnancy Diet

I never thought I would be drafting this blog post as I personally don’t follow strict diets. I did not have any diet restriction from day 1. I ate what I liked and I used to eat out occasionally as well. I am not allergic to any foods and I did not have any medical complaints throughout my pregnancy. Hence I highly suggest you to follow your doctor’s diet if you have been given one.

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My Pregnancy Diet

Early morning: 5 almonds + 2 walnuts with a cup of milk

Breakfast : any homemade breakfast like idly, dosa, upma, kichdi with a small cup of tea.

Mid-morning : a cup of drumstick leaves soup (helps in increasing hemoglobin levels) and a fruit.

Lunch: Homemade lunch like rice, sambar or any vegetable curry with any veggie stir fry with a cup of masala chaas.

Eg: rice, sambar and beetroot stir fry. Chaas is buttermilk seasoned with asafoetida, cumin powder, curry leaves and ginger. On days when I prepare non-veg meal, I usually have salad or boiled veggies seasoned with salt and pepper

Evening snack : boiled channa/goundnut/cow peas/green peas flavored with some onions, tomatoes, salt, pepper and lemon juice + 1 fruit.

Dinner : Homemade which is usually upma, roti & sabji or porridge.

I also have warm jeera water every night to avoid gassy tummy.


  • Always listen to your doctor and alter food based on doctor’s recommendation.
  • Carry some homemade/ store bought snacks whenever you go out to avoid being hungry for a long time.
  • Eat every 2-3 hours and do not starve. If you starve, you are also making your child starve.
  • Drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated. If you suffer from morning sickness, drink plenty of juices and water.
  • Before following any home remedies for any ailments, consult your gynaec.
  • While eating out, choose to eat veggies and avoid maida or any processed food/junk.
  • Snack on healthy nuts, puffed rice, fruits and trail mixes. Avoid packaged junk.
  • Fruits can be flavored with salt and pepper and lemon juice to make it tastier and to avoid binge eating.

Delivering a healthy baby should be the ultimate goal and do not stress thinking on whether you will have a normal delivery or a c-sec. Either ways, when the baby and you are healthy, lots of problems can be avoided.

Motherhood is an amazing journey. Start it right with the best food for your baby and yourself.

Happy Parenting!

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Organic Baby Bath powder – DIY


Every baby product, even the one that says organic, has a lot of chemicals in it. Considering the shelf life and usage, no company will be able to manufacture a product without chemicals at all. When it is completely organic, the shelp life is limited. Hence I trust my family’s home made bath powder recipe, and I’m sure every Indian family has one. I started using this bath powder when my baby was 6 months old. The reason I did not use it earlier was because their skin is so gentle and soft hence it is prone to rashes. Let’s get to the preparation of organic baby bath powder.

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Organic Baby Bath powder – DIY
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Top 7 Blouse Trends Every Woman Needs In Her Wadrobe

Must Have Indian Ethnic Blouses

I own a lot of saris and maintaining different blouses for each sari is a task by itself. Moreover, blouses with heavy work done on them are not comfortable at all. Hence, it is wise to have certain blouses which can match almost any saris that you own. Here are some of my must have blouse trends if you are a sari hoarder.

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Wedding Makeup essentials

Indian Bridal Makeup – Must Have products

Building a trousseau can be very stressful for brides-to-be especially when there are too many rituals, planning outfits, deciding on the makeup etc. But when you have a handy makeup kit, you can dress for any occasion and outfit. Here I have listed a few must haves in your makeup kit that you need to buy just before your wedding.

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Wedding Makeup essentials
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Top 8 Resources For New Moms


I remember when I was pregnant I used to wonder why new moms always complain about lack of sleep. But soon after I started to realize that I was not prepared enough and I did not know a lot of things and during the end of pregnancy, I joined a few communities which has helped a lot. Read on to know more about a few resources that helped me.

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Top 8 Resources For New Moms
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Top 5 Everyday Essentials


Be it summer or winter you need certain skincare products in your life. I have severe pigmentation problems and if I don’t take care of my skin, my skin definitely shows. Hence I never travel without these in my bag. Read on to know more about my top 5 everyday essentials.

Top 5 Everyday Essentials
Top 5 Everyday Essentials
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