Weekly Ramblings: Round 9


How was your week? Mine had its share of highs and lows. I spent Diwali with family and friends but I had ulcers on my tongue and throat and it was so difficult to have fun and celebrate the occasion and the entire week was just spent writhing in pain.

BUT..my friend Nandini had come down from Bangalore on Diwali and we spent 3 days shopping!! While the rest of the group we hung out with ate, I was a mere spectator who clicked pictures of food. πŸ˜›

On Diwali, we spent a part of the day at my place experimenting with makeup. I did her makeup and mine before we left for shopping.

We went to Express Avenue and while I refrained from splurging, Nandini bought the Forest Essential Sweet Narangi Lip Balm and Marks & Spencer Hand cream  after reading my reviews. πŸ˜€ It feels so good when people trust the reviews you write and invest in a product! It is such a happy feeling πŸ˜€

The day after Diwali, we went to Cream Centre and while the rest of them gorged on Biryani, Paneer, Pasta and Nachos, I managed to have a serving of the pasta since it just had cheese and was not as spicy as the biryani, a few helpings of nachos and I did manage to have a bite of the starter. This was after having a pain killer so imagine my plight!!

We also went to Phoenix Mall and do I hate that place! It has absolutely nothing!! Yeah, exclusive outlets of MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique and Chanel were worth the trip but compared to what I’ve heard about Phoenix malls in the other cities, this had nothing! It is not a mall I would go to often. By the way, the Parcos here has Guerlain, just in case anyone is interested.

The third and final day of her trip here was spent shopping at TNagar. We bought some materials, bags and miscellaneous stuff. We then went back to Express Avenue again to check if Faces had the matte nail polishes but unfortunately they weren’t in stock. We then went to Fab India where Nandini bought the bangles shown below as a gift for me. it was priced at 300 and odd bucks and was so worth the price!! She also gifted me two Color Show nail polishes.

I’m planning to design a saree for myself so bought rolls of borders too! πŸ˜€ Will show you the outcome when its done. πŸ˜€

The rest of the week, I. spent resting and tending to my health, and least to say, it was boring to stay in bed all day. Baahh!!

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And if these pictures aren’t enough, wait.. I have more! Here is a look at what Nandini bought!

She bought a saree for her mom which had warli print with colors on it. I absolutely loved it!

Oh! And here is a picture of the clutch my mom had gifted me for Diwali. I LOVE it!! She also bought me a saree which I’ll show you in one of The Jhumka Diaries post.

How is your weekend coming along?  πŸ™‚ 

  • I agree.. Phoenix has nothing.. Even if it has, half of the products are OOS.. EA is far better than that..
    Great treat πŸ˜€

    • πŸ˜€ I’m glad someone agrees with me! i thought I was going to get hate comments!! πŸ˜€ Phoenix is over hyped!!

  • Loved the pics!! The food pics are…..*sigh* πŸ˜›

    • πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Each time I post food pics I can only think of you, Janani and Nivedita πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Fooooooooooddddd !!! *sigh* I am going to bug Sri till he takes me to this place and The Chocolate factory … I live for ur food pics dee !!! πŸ™‚

    • πŸ˜€ thank you!! πŸ˜€

      Cream Centre is freaking expensive but I love the food there and it is pure vegetarian..

    • Lol πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • the food looks yummy πŸ˜› and the clutch and kangan are gorgeous. πŸ™‚
    and how will you design your saree… do a diy for that πŸ˜›

  • lovely pics and loved the stuff u got!

  • i love the kurtis n sarees u gals hv picked… do let know where u gals shop for dress materials in t.nagar.. not sure when wil be the next time i step foot in chennai… but wud definitely pick few of these… not to forget it seems like u n i got similar tastes when it comes to dress materials πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ need to chk out those bangles too….

    never been to cream centre… though its in the same building as BBQ nation which i keep haunting πŸ˜€

    that clutch looks damn pretty… gonna steal tat from u or better ask aunt where she picked it from… i badly need one of it πŸ˜€

    wish u speedy recovery from all the ailments u r going thru now…. don worry… u r gonna be hip & happy soon πŸ™‚ <3

    • πŸ™‚ mostly we picked all the materials from sundari silks it was sooper affordable and picked some materials, saree from nalli.. Yeah do check for bangles at fabindia.. Even deeps liked same kind of bangle in lifestyle but sadly size was not matched,.. At last minute we got this bangle.. Love in first sight for her : D

    • We picked our stuff from nalli and sundari silks (nandini has mentioned it in her reply)

      That clutch was from tnagar too… Lol Revs, I’m seriously considering a part time profession as a stylist πŸ˜› For those of you who love ethnic wear πŸ˜‰

      Thank you so much <3 and I’m looking forward to seeing a picture from you!! πŸ˜€

  • U know when I reached Chennai I was damn tired, eventhough I can’t resist the roaming with u πŸ˜€ really enjoyed to core.. That food is yummy… we will go one more day when ur mouth is okay:)

    • And I badly wanted fe lip balm after read ur review… I love other fragrances of m& s hand cream too.. πŸ˜€ will try tat all once I finish this

    • hahah πŸ˜€ I really couldn’t talk much thanks to the ulcers but I promise the next time we’ll rock the city!! πŸ˜€

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  • oooo loved everything… specialy tht sareee…
    nd i too hv similar design wallet nd i luv it πŸ™‚

    • Thank u for liked the Saree…:) deeps selection

    • thank you Aayu <3 where did you get yours? what’s the design on it?

  • Loved your shopping spree.. where did you get those dress materials (the plain and the one with script on it) in T.Nagar? It looks lovely πŸ™‚

    • thank you Meera πŸ™‚ those are from Sundari Silks <3

      And welcome to Divassence! πŸ™‚

  • When will I be featured here ?? Shopping spree with Janani !!! I loved what you guys shopped !!!

    I am so gonna hunt for warli prints and scripts.:)

    • When are you coming to Chennai?? Then you will definitely be featured here πŸ˜› I think I will only get to meet you in Feb when I come to Bangalore!! Naansense!!