I love I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry

This post is not about raspberry pie or about blackberry phones, it is about the amazing shower creme ‘I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry’! I got this shower creme last month for € 6 (~ 500 Rs) 500 ml. Although I bought it last month, I did not start using it immediately. I was yet to finish my Avon NATURALS Raspberry & Hibiscus Shower Gel, which was snatched from me at airport security check, (ya I know to check in such stuff and not carry in cabin language and all that…). I had shampoo, conditioner and shower gel; the scanner allowed shampoo and conditioner but threw red alert at my shower gel, security lady said you cannot take this, I said ‘ok keep it’ and thought I will now use I Love,,, Raspberry & Blackberry 😀

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Anyways it doesn’t matter how I started using it but what matters it how amazing this shower creme has turned out to be. I have to confess(again) I bought it only for the mention of ‘raspberry’ in its name, but it works so well for my extreme dry skin. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now, and have noticed my skin is not as dry as it used to be(which means skin break out, and I scratching all the time). I’m not using body lotion also as much as I used to apply everyday(sometimes I think I may as well start drinking body lotion instead of applying heavy layers on skin 2 times a day). The another best part is the fragrance which is true to its name, the shower creme smells nice and the fragrance stays for 2-3 hours after bath, great right?!

Ingredients:

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And finally! Here are some real raspberries and blackberries…

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Ciao!

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Eid Mubarak with Traditional Mutton Curry recipe

Eid-ul-Adha mubarak!

Another Eid away from family and this one was even away from in-laws house. Not a very exciting day as compared to what I’ve had till now celebrating Eids at home. On Eid days my routine used to be pretty simple. Get up, bathe, spend all day on dress-makeup, and all the cooking done by mother. But so long to those easy days. This Eid I had to clean house, cook food and be presentable; everything at a time.  I’m afraid that’s how it is going to be till forever.  So as long as life is like this I may as well enjoy my cooking.

Here is the mutton recipe that I’ve seen Mom cooking ever since, well not sure since when. This morning I called Mom and asked how to cook mutton, that I’ve never done in my life. Cooking chicken is ok with me but when it comes to mutton you have to be perfect. This mutton curry will be more on soupy side but it is a curry. I can’t think of a specific name cause when we say ‘mutton’ we mean this and for any other type of mutton dishes we have specific names. Name debate aside the mutton turned out delicious so I though it would be good to share. No pictures, cause by the time it was ready to eat we were too hungry to think anything else. I must also prove why I say the mutton was delicious cause husband was happy with it and he gave one thousand rupee as a reward for cooking such a delicious lunch. 🙂

Mutton curry with soup

Will be enough for two persons

Ingredients :

  1. Mutton – 250 grams; washed 3-4 times or till water comes out clear and not red
  2. Cooking Oil – 7 tbsp
  3. Green chillies – 2; just chop off the head
  4. Black cardamom – 3
  5. Pepper and cloves – 3 each
  6. Bay leaves – 2
  7. Onion – 3 medium; finely chopped vertically and not in cubes
  8. Ginger-garlic paste – 3 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder – 2 tbsp
  10. Red chilli powder – 1 or 1/2 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt – 1 tsp

Now to the cooking

Take a pressure cooker, heat oil. Drop pepper, cloves, bay leaves. Wait till pepper pops, then add two green chillies. Just wait for 30 seconds and then add onions (not chopped in cubes but long and fine). Stir and let the onions turn brown, oh this all is done on medium heat, you know on number 3 on your gas stove. Ok, so when onions are brown add ginger garlic and stir quickly. Now take all the dry masalas (coriander powder, red chilli, turmeric, salt) mix in a small bowl and make a runny paste like by adding water. Quickly pour this paste in cooker and stir-stir. Stir for 5-6 minutes, and then add mutton. Now you got to keep stirring this all mixture till oil starts separating. Finally add 2 cups of water and close the lid of pressure cooker, keep on medium heat for 15 minutes. After 15-16 minutes turn the heat off and leave the cooker closed for another 15 minutes, then open it and transfer the mutton curry-soup in dish and sprinkle chopped fresh coriander leaves.

Tada!

MaybellineIndia’s Baby Lips – No More!

My super dry skin always needs attention and full protection, lips specially. There are always 2-3 lip balms in my bag. Last year Maybelline launched the super cute Baby lips, immediately I wanted to own a few. But sadly we had to wait for their launch in India. And then they finally arrived in Indian market with bang. Alia Bhutt endorsed them still all that hype couldn’t makeup for the cheap Indian Baby Lips version. Nevertheless I found Mango Pie quickly and then got Coral Flush, which I no longer use.

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You see the difference? Well no more cheap looking Baby Lips for me. I’ve finally got my hands on the original Baby Lips in Germany! It’s cute and original, and not available in India.

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PS: I also found Burt Bee’s, and they rock! More about them in another post.

Ciao

The wedding shopping

The long awaited and dreaded for wedding shopping is finally done and in whopping 2 weeks! Yipeee…A burden has just been lifted off my shoulders and I can’t tell you how content I am, having completed this herculean task in the short time span I was provided.

Like any girl’s worst nightmare,I dreaded what if I won’t get the perfect lehenga,the parlor for perfect makeup and what not.But then all is now done,it might not be what I always imagined it to be or perfect in other sense but it’s done nicely and I am hoping everything will turn out to be good in the end.

Will post the details of everything soon,but in a hurry as another trip awaits me.Coorg here I come! Love you! Muaaah…