The annual Hilsa festivals are on in full swing at the city hotels and till date, I have attended two. One was at Sonargaon, Taj Bengal and the other at The Gateway Hotel. Both these festivals are on throughout August so if you can’t find good ‘ilish’ in the fish markets, these are the places where you should go.
My nails have got a major makeover thanks to The Nail & Lash Bar. I am now sporting rose gold chrome nails and not letting go of a single opportunity to flaunt them!
About The Nail & Lash Bar
The Nail & Lash Bar is a new outlet on Allenby Road catering to the growing demand for trendy nail art and lash extensions. N & L is managed by two sisters, nail art fans themselves who have brought a plethora of nail related services to Kolkata. Here, you can get gel/acrylic nail extensions, mirror/chrome nails, velvet/sugar nails, water marbling, 3D nail art etc etc. Other services include a wide range of manicures, pedicures and also lash extensions. To know more about N&L, their services, the prices and to book an appointment, check the website.
I can’t believe that it has been 15 years already! I remember when the ITC Sonar building was under construction, there was so much curiosity amongst the general public. That time, Kolkata did not have too many luxury hotels so we were all very excited. My first visit to ITC Sonar took place soon after they launched and it was a visit to Peshawri. For the last 15 years, it has been one of my favorite hotels so I felt really special when the management invited me to be part of their Crystal Anniversary celebration. On this special occasion, ITC Sonar has come up with a range of offers for their patrons. One of them is called 15 Hours Nostalgia where you basically spend 15 hours in the hotel experiencing luxury at its best.
The title of the post says it all right? For chocoholics, this is a great opportunity to be part of Fabelle’s chocolate journey in India. The Fabelle As You Name It campaign is a one of a kind offering from the brand to engage us, the chocolate lovers.
Finally I bought a Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit! The world is obsessed with these but somehow I never got the “I need to have it” vibe from these products. That was until she dropped the June Bug Lip Kit ($30) in the 2017 Summer Collection.
June Bug is a vibrant orchid/purple color. I am in a purple obsessed lip color phase so anything remotely purple excites me no end right now. Hence this choice. Plus, the color also goes very well with our skin tone and it does not look too loud.
As with all Kylie Cosmetics lip kits, along with the matte liquid lipstick, there is also a lip liner in the same shade. The packaging is different from the regular lip kit packaging and looks more luxurious with all the gold.
Kylie Lip Kits are popular no doubt but these have not really got great reviews. Many people have said that the formula is very drying and some of the colors go on patchy. My experience with June Bug is quite good though. The lip liner is creamy and applies very well. The pigmentation is also very impressive.
The liquid lipstick is really good. The vanilla smell is a bit too strong but I quite like the formula. Pigmentation is brilliant and it applies very well. The lipstick goes opaque in one swipe and lasts for nearly 5-6 hours. It does get a bit drying after sometime though but nothing too uncomfortable. This is my first Kylie Lip Kit so I don’t have anything to compare it against but my experience with June Bug has been really good. Plus, the color is so rad. It immediately brightens up the face and every time I apply it, I get so many compliments!
Have you tried the Kylie Lip Kits? Which one is your favorite? Do share in the comments below.