Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Today's Look

I am really loving the spring-summer trends of pastel shades.So I am recently trying to incorporate colours of the season in my makeup.

Eyes: I used a light mauve eyehadow on the upper eyelid.I applied a volumnising mascara to accentuate my lashes and a black kohl pencil to tightline my eyes.
Products used: 2B Cosmetics eyeshadow No.36,Avon Volumnising mascara,Mac eyepencil in black.

Lips: I used a bright peachy pink on my lips.
Product used: Rimmel Colour Show Off lipstick in Shake-up Pink.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Chicken & Vegetables Broth

Weekend is the time for my husband to take up the kitchen. He prepared this wonderful dish yesterday and I named him Kitchen King.

400 gms boneless chicken cut in medium pieces
2 onions cubed
1 potato cubed
1 carrot cubed
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 tablespoon minced ginger & garlic
1 teaspoon peppercorn
4 pods green cardamom
1 inch cinnamon stick
4 cloves
2 tablespoon butter
For marination:
1/2 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon soya sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger-garlic
1/3rd teaspoon white pepper
1/3rd teaspoon garam masala powder(ground cardamom+cinnamon+cloves)

Boil the chicken with the whole spices,1/2 teaspoon peppercorn and salt.After it gets boiled,take away from the water and store the stock for further use.Marinate with the above ingredients mentioned for marination.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan.Saute the potao,carrot,and onion with salt till they become light brown.Take away from the pan and boil them.Add the remaining butter in the pan.Saute the marinated chicken along with ginger-garlic till they turn golden brown.Add the chicken stock,bell pepper and boiled vegetables and mix them.Take away from heat and serve hot.

Top 10 Cleansers

Cleansing,Toning,Moisturizing-the CTM or the basic steps of daily skincare is almost followed by everyone universally.Lets explore the best cleansers available in the market.

10.Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
9.Glytone Mild Gel Wash
8.Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Splash Away Foaming Cleanser
7.Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
6.Kiehl's Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser
5.Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash
4.Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser
3.DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
2.Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser
1.Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Salmon in Hoisin Sauce

I have got a bottle of Tartare Sauce from the grocery Although I know it is served with fried food, I tried to do something different.

450 gms Salmon cut in 4 medium sized pieces
2 onions sliced
1 tomato cubed
1 tablespoon minced giner-garlic
2 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 tablespoons butter

For Marination:
1 tablespoon Barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon Tartare Sauce
1 teaspoon minced ginger-garlic
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon lime juice
Rub the ingredients on the fish and keep it for about an hour.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a non-stick pan and saute the fish pieces till they turn brownish on both sides.Take away from heat and keep them aside. Add the remaining butter in the pan and add the peppercorns.Let them splutter and then add the onions.Saute till they turn translucent and add the tomato & ginger-garlic.Saute till they are browned.Add the Hoisin sauce & salt.Mix thoroughly to form a thick gravy.Take away from heat and pour over the fish.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Spring-Summer Colour Trends

The colours of Spring-summer 2012 have been revealed by Pantone. The wonderful colours are a mix of romantic and artistic hues with a touch of nature.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Top 10 Face Primers

Here I am ,once again with the Top 10 post....although I am pretty happy with my Shiseido primers, I wanted to know what are the bests.

10.Bare Escentuals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer
9.Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-foundation Primer
8.Tarte Clean Slate Primer
7.Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil-free
6.Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
5.Mac Prep+prime Face Protect SPF 50

4.DHC Velvet Skin Coat
3.Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
2.Make Up Forever HD Microperfecting Primer
1.Arbonne Cosmetics Makeup Primer


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ooh La La Paris!!

Its been a long time that I've written something.Why? Coz I had been to Paris.OMG!!What a city!!And what a trip I had.Had been to the tourist spots....and special mention accidentally went to the House of Dior and saw dozens of celebrities, including Bar Rafaeli and Cameron Diaz who were present there for the Dior Spring-Summer Haute-Coutre.
Notre Dame
On top of Eiffel Tower
A View from the Top
The Tower
The Ceiling
Outside the Pyramid
Front of Louis Vuitton
Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl coming out of the show
Arc de Triomphe
On top
Inside the Hotel
Enjoying a Japanese Dinner

Indi wallet