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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

I Am No In A Rat Race πŸ™…πŸ»‍♀️

 I am not in a Race 🀷🏻‍♀️ 

Yes, I am not in a rat race. 

Someone messaged me the other day that I work / go according to my own pace and that’s very true .. this got me thinking πŸ€” 

We all are in a rat race trying to be the best, better than the other. Trying to prove ourself to others. 

I won’t lie, honestly we all have been brought up with this mindset. So many times my near/loved ones have (still do) egged me to go get it, to be in the rat race - I could do better (have been compared) - I need to be better than the others - xyz are doing better than me though I have more potential. 

I ll be honest - does this affects me? makes me feel bad about myself? - YES

but I always remind myself this - (now don’t get me wrong) I strongly believe that we need to better ourself - be the best version of ourself - but my race is not against others it’s against my own-self. 

To be better than what I was - it’s a never ending gradual process - it’s like a metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly - it’s different for all animals, humans, living beings. 

And it’s even different from person to person. 

Everyone has their own pace of transformation of evolving, of their calling in life, their race, their struggles, their satisfaction, what happiness means. 

I believe in being the best version of oneself and being happy, satisfied in life through constant learning at my own pace because we were not made for mass factory settings. We are not same though similar ; we are unique version of ourself, we were made to be that way and we don’t need to be in a rat race to similarity. 

So I am enjoying this process of evolving throughout life & striving to be the best version of myself at my own pace and that surely make me happy. 

This is my thinking. 

I like to celebrate life, celebrate myself , my victories big or small. 

I grow through what I go through. 

I am constantly evolving at my pace without any race. This is my #lifelesson

Do What sails your boat - πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️ 



Stay positive!! Stay happy !! 

Monday, September 28, 2020

Face care with Kumkumadi Tailam Beauty oil & Aloevera Gel - Vasu HealthCare

Hey guys, dropping in to say a quick πŸ™‹πŸ»‍♀️ , I have been missing in action for a while on the blogging platform but those who follow me on Instagram and YouTube know that I have been busy trying out local, healthy stuff all this while especially since lock down and sharing it all. (Follow me on Instagram & YouTube to stay tuned πŸ”œ) 

I came across a jewel which needed to be talked about and Instagram wouldn’t have done justice with a short write up in 1 post. 

So here we go. 

With my search for good local products ( I am a strong believer and supporter for Vocal For Local ) for -health care, skin care (these two are so important, especially now in the covid period) I landed on the brand - Vasu HealthCare (Made In India) available in more than 40+ countries with 40 years of excellence. 

I tried these two gems. 

Vasu Facial Beauty Oil - With Kumkumadi Tailam

Bhakti diaries kumkumadi tailam

Face oils are a must to treat and keep the face rejuvenated and healthy. 

Kumkumadi Tailam is liquid gold, an elixir, the best kept ancient secret of southern India. 

An oil which is mainly made of kesar (saffron) hence the name Kum Kum. The oil itself has several Ayurvedic herbs and ingredients; it is supposed to be extremely beneficial for the face, imparting a young, healthy and radiant skin from within. It is known to reverse the effects of sun tan, remove scars, blemishes and uneven patches. 

Furthermore using Advanced Research and technology Vasu has incorporated this Ayurvedic Kumkumadi Tailam with other super ingredients like Avocado oil, Argan oil, Lavender oil, Rapeseed oil, Licorice, Rice Bran (no wonder I mentioned them as super ingredients πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️ right ) in optimised ratios to create and perfect an Age Revitalising Face Beauty Oil ( and other face care range) . 

It promises to overcome hyper pigmentation, age spots, blemishes and wrinkles and lend an inner glow to the face. In short maintains a youthful look by boosting collagen synthesis, improving skin elasticity and revitalising and nourishing the skin. 

Does it deliver ? 

Coming to the main part, does it stand true to its promises. 

I have been using this oil for a while. 

I have combination (dry and oily) sensitive acne prone skin. 

This oil didn’t break me out. In fact it does give a nice little glow. The oil is light weight  comparatively and easily absorbed. 

I require 2 drops for my entire face and neck and I am good to go. I apply this on a clean washed face at night. Massage it for a couple of minutes and let it be overnight (that shiny oily feel ). 

I do not pair it with any other product while using this. 

My skin looks rejuvenated, healthy and plum in the the morning. 

For the other claims of wrinkles, blemishes and youthful appearance- it will take time. As you know serums and face oils ( any face product) take time to work on your skin and the results to be seen. 

Especially Ayurveda, it’s clean and subtle on the skin, hence takes more time. 

I will definitely let you guys know how it performs after a month on Instagram (stay tuned). 

Right now I am enjoying the nice glow and a healthy skin. It definitely rejuvenated the face. 

The best thing is - it’s a clean natural product, Halal, not tested on animals, non gmo, no silicone or artificial fragrance. 

I like the Ayurvedic light fragrance it has. 

Priced at Rs 550 for 25 ml - a good budget face oil. 

You can buy it here

It does last long. 

The packaging is cute. It comes in a dark tinted glass bottle ( which saves it from the sun or harsh light, so the oil is not oxidised). It has a Cap as well as a dropper. I loved this product and everything about it. 

Give it a try but please do a patch test. Same products sometimes tend to work differently even on same skin type people. 

No makeup clean skin 

Coming to the next product. 

The good old trusted Aloe Vera Gel

Which is a saviour and multitasker forever. It’s uses are known to all and so is it’s miraculous healing properties. Every household has one Aloevera gel or the other at all given times. The best thing is it suits everyone mostly. 

So I am getting you this baby, it’s as good as can be. 

Aloe Vera gel for skin

I was first fascinated with its look itself. 

Isn’t it cute - shaped like an Aloevera leaf and I, hence gave it a try. 

Was I happy to do so, more than I expected I should say. 

Priced at Rs 180 for 120ml 

It claims to be made of 98.3% of Natural Aloevera. 

0% Parabens, Glycerin, colour, formaldehyde, Fragrance. 


Not tested on Animals. 

I use it to soothe my skin after a sunny day out. 

I like to apply it if I break out to clear the skin as well as soothe it, it works well on itchy scalp/ heat boils. 

I leave it overnight on my hair before washing them - or even for a couple of hours to get soft silky hair. 

There are so many uses of Aloevera gel, hair /face masks coupled with other ingredients, chapped lips, cuts /bruises. 

This one is a fuss free and lives up to the expectations. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Do try. 

You can buy it here

You can also purchase it at the Vasu store 


I am definitely trying more products from Vasu HealthCare after trying these ones, do let me know if there are other gems in this brand or other face oil or products you use which are amazing or which you would like me to review for you. 

Drop in your comments πŸ‘‡πŸΌ 

Until we meet again. 

Stay safe, stay happy!



Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Quarantine Birthday Vlog

Birthday celebrated in Quarantine with home made love and lot of memories, no pressure of gifts, some fights, some random hair cuts gone short, simpler times - But was it enough ?

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Quarantine Eyes

If eyes could speak .. they would speak of the free expanse of the blue sky they see.
If eyes could speak
They would tell you of the depth of the blue oceans they crave in to be ..
They would tell you about the gaze that follows a bird in flight into the sunset wild.
Of a stray leaf πŸ‚ flying from the tree to kiss the grass beneath..
They would talk about freedom and captivity ..
They would talk about nature and pretty sights they wish to see.
The longing of a gaze in exchange of one handshake, one hug, of smiling lips which make the heart beat skip.
Of adventures to find, to leave miles behind.
They would tell you of humanity and love of community and family all above.
If eyes could speak they would say a prayer for you and me.
And still .. If they could tell, they would tell you of the grateful heart who is happy and sound. #quarantinediaries .


Quarantine Sky

Quarantine Diaries 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - Face your Fears and Grow | Motivational

Dance like no one is watching πŸ’ƒ
Easier said than done especially when everyone is watching.
All I can think is what others are thinking about me, about the judgements - most of us go through this and I guess that’s the crux of it all. The biggest fear.

What is fear, fear is nothing but a  feeling of being afraid of us getting hurt in some way or the other. Every year I try to overcome at least one of my fear, get out of my comfort zone one step at a time.
(Check it out here)

I love dancing I always have at social gatherings, get togethers, parties, with family, friends but I always need a partner. Its funny but honestly I can't dance alone in front of a crowd or audience. I cannot face the stage alone.
As a child, I was shy, I wouldn't participate in any of the competitions which required me to be on stage alone. So I have been carrying that baggage of stage fright throughout my life, I never let go off that little girl who was happy in her comfort zone of familiarity. That's what most of us do, right?

I wouldn't be doing this if I wouldn't have taken that leap into the unknown out into the uncomfortable and unfamiliar.
The true fear here is not of the stage, it's of being judged, of failure, of messing it up.
Of all those eyes being on you and no one else, taking the onus of your own actions, no one to hide behind, no where to go, true scenario of fight or flight.
This year there was a family wedding and I had to take part in the celebrations, I wanted to wriggle out of this cause I was a nervous wreck not because of practise or anything but the sheer knowledge of facing my demons.
But I couldn't, I had promised, it was now or never.
The knowledge that I was doing this in front of my family and friends was comforting as well as It added more pressure - it was as if I had to prove a point, but there wasn't any point to be proved.
It was just in my head - my fear of being judged and yes eventually that made me freeze at the very beginning- oh yes I goofed up after all, right at the start !
That moment I remembered the Murphy's law - “whatever can go wrong will go wrong” and it so did. What did I have to lose now. I just tried to be calm and go with the flow and give my best shot, it wasn't easy though.
I went on and then I heard cheering from the audience that itself was so comforting and motivating because the audience doesn't want you to really fail in fact they want you to go on . And with a beating heart I went on.
I couldn't stop, I couldn't take a flight so I kept going. I kept looking st one person at a time cause believe me the sheer magnitude of the entire crowd is scary. So one at a time I went on with the audience as well as my steps and before I knew ( not really it seemed really long) the dance was over. I felt liberated and light and yet the feeling of what others thought and of being judged was at the back of my mind. It always is you know. I guess that is the root cause of most of our fears of us being trapped in our comfort zones, not taking that leap of faith.

So has my fear of stage gone? I don't know only time will tell. All I can say is that I took that first step, that leap and I will keep walking out of my comfort zone even if it is baby steps. I will keep moving ahead into the unfamiliar, discovering new unknown possibilities and experiences. It's gratifying, satisfying and really makes me happy to go on and keep learning keep growing. We grow fearless by walking into our fear, by facing it by being strong, not just by thinking about it but acting on it. So don't let this fear of what could happen let nothing happen. Get out of your comfort zone and keep growing from strength to strength.

Let me know if you went through the same ever. I keep going through it, even now when I shared it, I am insecure about being judged but that didn’t stop me from putting it out there from taking my leap out of my comfort zone. I am Facing my fears and letting others know that you are not alone, are you?

Check my dance finally in the video below πŸ‘‡πŸΌ▶️ At 2:00

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